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VOL. XXXV.—NO. 38.
Deluded Redskins Keep Up
the Ghost Dance.
Bloodshed Will Follow Their
The Situation in the JJakotas is
Troops Sleeping on Their Arms at Pine
Associated l'rcss Dispatches.
Washington, Nov. 21. —Acting Indian
Commissioner Belt this afternoon re
ceived a telegram from Special Agent
Cooper at I'ine Ridge agency, saying.
"The Indians are still dancing. The
police report thirty Rosebud Indians
arrived at this reservation, and 000 or
700 more en route to the agency. We
hope to settle this Indian craze without
All kinds of rumors arc in circulation.
In the course of the afternoon the fol
lowing telegram was received at the war
department from General Miles: "The
number of Indians going from Rosebud
agency to I'ine Ridge is increasing. Re
liable advices show that this Messiah
craze is extending to our Indians near
the mountain border and between the
Sioux nation and the Canadian border."
A General Movement of Troops.
Secretary Proctor carried the dip
patches to the cabinet meeting, and
they formed a subject of discussion.
Secretary Proctor says the suggestion
made by General Miles, that troops in
other divisions than his own command
be got in readiness to reinforce him, had
already been anticipated. Orders had
been sent to the commanding officers of
troops as far south asTexasand Arizona,
and as far west as California, to prepare
their men for immediate movement if an
emergency arises. In any event, it is
the intention of the department to heav
ily reinforce the troops in the Dakotag
during the winter, and they will be
moved in from other divisions from time
to time. In this way it is expected the
department will be able to mass an over
whelming force at the agency where the
excitement is at its height, so as to ef
fectually suppress an Indian uprising in
the spring time.
Agent Wright lie-instated.
Major Wright, recently relieved from
the post of agent at Rosebud agency,
was completely exonerated in all charges
and reinstated today. lie started for the
agency tonight. In an interview, he
said he thought if some of the vicious
leaders in the present trouble could be
locked up, the craze would subside.
Sitting Bull and Red Cloud had been
scheming to regain control ever since
they were deposed last year for opposi
tion to the land sale. They are respon
sible for most of the present agitation.
The Situation at Pine Hidge.
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., Nov. 21. —
The number of pickets has been doubled,
an Indian police force of one hundred
men is on duty, and every soldier has
been instructed to sleep on his arms.
Five companies of cavalry are now on
the way here. As soon as the reinforce
ments arrive, consultations will be
forced with the belligerent Indians. If
they refuse to stop dancing, they will
be arrested, and if they resist, force will
be employed. A vast number of ghost
dancers from Rosebud left the reserva
tion, and are now moving rapidly
toward this point. About two-thirds of
the Indians at this point are believed to
General Miles's Policy.
Chicago, Nov. 21.—1n an interview
this afternoon General Miles said he
bad no further word from General
Brooke, but he thought the latter had
beyond all doubt given the Indians to
understand that he is there for the pur
pose of protecting lives and property,
and God help the first Indian who
makes a break. "It is not my inten
tion," said General Miles, "to tolerate
any nonsense. I will tell you further,
that so far as regards the present ample
supply of ammunition and best patterns
of Winchester rifles with which the In
dians are armed, that somebody up in
that northwestern country is making a
business of furnishing these, and it will
not be many days before I shall know
just, how this business is accom
Assistant Adjutant General Corbin
said the removal of the Cheyennes from
Pine Ridge agency, in accordance with
the recommendations of the commis
sion, has been ordered, and the carrying
out of the order now, he thinks, will
remove the disturbing element from
Pine Ridge, and divert the attention of
the other Indians.
An Indian Sermon. "
This morning General Miles was in
receipt of a telegram from Rosebud,
from one of his officers, in advance of
the formal report. The officer gives a
sermon delivered by Short Bull, the so
called prophet of the Messiah at Rose
bud agency, to the Indians. In this ser
mon Bull said the things he predicted
would have to come to pass in two
seasons, but since the whites are begin
ning to interfere, the time will be
shorter. The Indians must not be afraid
of anything. "Now," said he, "a tree
will sprout and all the members of our
tribes must gather there, But before
this time, we must dance the balance of
this moon, at the end of which time the
earth will shiver very hard. Whenever
this occurs, I will start the wind to
blow. We will then see our fathers,
mothers and everybody. We, the In
dians, are the ones who are living a
sacred life. Our father in heaven has
placed a mark at each point of the four
winds. A clay pipe lies at the setting
of the sun representing the Sioux; a
holy arrow at the north, represents the
Cheyennes; at the rising of the sun there
lies a Iratcbet, representing the Arapa
hoe tribe; at the south there lies a pipe
and a feather, representing the Crow
tribes. My father has shown
me these things, therefore we
must continue the dance. Soldiers
may surround you, but pay no
attention to them ; continue the dance.
If soldiers surround you fourdeep, three
of you, upon whom I have put holy
shirts, will sing a song I have taught
you, and some of the soldiers will drop
dead. Then the rest will start to run,
but their horses will sink into the earth.
The riders will jump from their horses,
but they will sink into the earth and
you can do what you desire with them.
Now you must know this, that all the
soldiers and that race will be dead.
There will be only five thousand of them
left living on the earth. My friends and
relations, this is straight and true. We
must gather at Pass creek when the tree
is sprouting: then we will go among our
dead relations. You must not take any
earthly things with you. Men and
women must disrobe themselves. My
father above has told us to do these
things. Guns are the only things we are
afraid of, but our lather will sec that
they do no barm. Whatever the white
men may say, do not listen to them."
Gen. Brooke's Scheme Working.
Adjutant-General Williams said thi?
evening a telegram had been received
from General Brooke at i'ine Ridge,
saying his scheme for inducing the dis
loyal Sioux to abandon their tribe and
join the loyals, is working well, and he
hopes soon to have the hostile crowd
broken up. The reports of the officer in
charge at Rosebud agency, however, are
not so encouraging. He "telegraphs that
when the forces under his command
moved near the Indians' camp today,
they retreated back fifteen miles, and
tonight are holding ghost dances and
working up such a frenzy that some out
break may occur before tomorrow night.
Headquarters was also advised today
that Sitting Bull has been sending out
requests to all the Sioux Indians, even
in Canada, Indian Territory, and as far
west as Wyoming, to join his forces.
Ife is assisted by a large number of In
dians who have been educated by the
government in the cast.
Care and Prudence Necessary.
In an interview late tonight, General
Miles, referring to General Williams's
statement, outlined above, said it will
require care and prudence on the part
of the army to prevent an outbreak, and
even with that they may not succeed.
The great trouble is that the craze is so
widely spread aud existing in so many
places widely separated. As near as he
11 able to learn, a concerted understand
ing was arrived at by the Indians during
the summer that the first hostile shot
would be the signal for the assembling
and concentration of all disposed against
The general would not talk about the
dispatch from Washington regarding a
general movement of troops, eaying he
considered it bad policy to make such
movements known, as tlie news would
be in the Indian camp? in twenty-four
Catfish and Buffalo.
Minneapolis, Nov. 21. —The Tribune's
correspondent at Mandan, N. D., ob
tains information from the Sioux
agency, fiom two reliable sources, that
the chances are against an immediate
uprising, unless Sitting Bull makes up
his mind that it would pay. Sitting
Bull would be arrested and put in irons,
but the agent is afraid this would pre
cipitate trouble. Agent McLaughlin
has lost control of Bull and the other
leaders. At Bull's camp the dance
keeps up day and night. The Indians
with Sitting Bull do not welcome
friendly whites, and will not shake
hands with them. They say all the
white men will be turned into buffalo
and catfish in the spring.
Agent McLaughlin sent some Indian
police to arrest the refractory Indians,
and instead of obeying the orders, they
threw off their clothes and joined in the
dance. They returned to the agency
without a prisoner and offered no ex
Silling Bull's Logic.
Sitting Bull is jealous of the increase
of cattle or. the Cannon Ball river, be
longing to the white settlers. He
teaches his followers that if a raid is
made on the settlers and they are
killed, the Indians can surrender to the
soldiers and be forgiven. Then because
of the fate of the former settlers,
■no new ones will come there.
The Indians who have accumulated
property are opposed to the proposed
uprising. The young bucks who have
nothing and the older ones who are lazy,
led by Sitting Bull, are causing the
Settlers Seeking Safety.
Aberdeen, S. 1)., Nov. 21. —Advices
from Otreka state that the settlers in
Emmons and Campbell counties are
flocking into that place on account of
a rumor that the Sioux will take the
warpath. La Grace, on the Missouri,
is completely depopulated. It is re
ported that two men have been shot
and scalped by the Indians in Campbell
county, but the report is not credited
here. The people are greatly excited,
and are appealing to Governor" Mellette
for arms and ammunition.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 21.—Frank
Gruard, a government scout stationed
at Fort ItcKinney, reports that rene
-1 gade Sioux and Cheyennes are heading
for Utah from the Big Horn mountains,
a distance ol 200 miles. The fleeing
reds will traverse several counties of
Wyoming. Their plan doubtless is to
make a stand against their pursuers in
the broken country. Governor Warreu
at once wired General Brooke to protest
against the removal of the Fort McKin
ney cavalry to Pine Ridge. Gruard in
timates that there is imminent peril.
His information was secured from the
Utah Crows to whom runners brought
Waiting: for Order*.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 21—A special to
the Bee from Pine Ridge, repoits affairs
temporarily quiet, though there is in
tense excitement. General Brooke is
anxiously aw aiting instructions from the
department at Washington, due before
he left Omaha, as to whether or not he
shall interfere with the ghoßt dance.
This dance if now going on at Wounded
Knee, sixteen miles northeast, and at
Porcupine, thirty miles north, while a
scout who has just come in reports
that a band of 500 copper faces has ap
peared at a point only nine miles to the
northeast. The Indians are dancing
with rifles strapped upon their backs.
The Indians dancing at Wounded Knee
announce openly that if the soldiers
attempt to take Little Womb, Jack, Red
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1890.
Cloud (son of old Red Cloud), Big Road
and Little Road away, as there have
been thoughts of doing, they will cut off
the soldiers' ears and otherwise maim
A Gloomy Prospect.
Every officer on the guard, especially
those in high authority, looks upon the
situation as very critical. To be still
more explicit, is to say that the officers
consider it next to probable that 6000 or
8000 Indians may swoop down on the
agency at any moment.
"Nothing but a miracle could save us
from Custer's fate," said a prominent
officer, "and I hope to God," he added,
"reinforcements will arrive before the
red devils make their break."
The Indians here in sight seem ex
ceedingly friendly, and are trusted by
all, but it is well to keep in mind that
blood is thicker than water. Red Cloud,
who has been and is still sympathizing
with the new Christ fanatics, but is here
instead of being off at the ghost dances,
continues very sullen. He is being
keenly watched; a false move, and he
will be put in irons. He seems
thoroughly bent on producing .an up
Going: to . Find the messiaii.
Omaha, Nov. 21.— Specials from Hot
Springs, S. D., and from points in east
ern Wyoming report that the settlers are
greatly alarmed by small roving bands
of Indians, all well armed and very in
solent, who say they are going to find
Brief Mention of Events East of the
At Knoxville, Term., Jack Maples
(colored) was hanged Friday for rape.
B. P. Shillaber (Mrs. Partington) is
seriously ill, at Boston, and is not ex
pected to recover.
Herman Beckurts, president of the
Anderson-Jselson distilling company, of
Louisville, Ky., is dead.
Dorsey Edwards (colored) was hanged
at Yazoo City, Miss., Friday, for the
murder of his wife September oth last.
The grand jury at New Orleans in
dicted seventeen Italians under arrest
for the murder of Chief of Police Hen
The reorganization committee of the
sugar trust announces that a majority
of the certificates have already been de
The National Farmers' Alliance has
adopted a constitutional amendment, al
lowing all persons over 18 years, male
and female, to join the order.
J. Fonda, a wealthy banker of Chi
huahua, Mexico, has been arrested at
Paso del Norte for smuggling silks into
Mexico from the United -tates.
It is rumored in railroad circles that
William B» Strong, ex-president of the
Atchison road, is likely to succeed
Adams as president of the Union Pa
The Knights of Labor general assem
bly at Denver has adjourned. The next
place of meeting will be decided upon
by a mailed vote thirty days before the
The sensational Van Phou Lee divorce
case, at New Haven, Ot., has been
settled, Mrs. Lee being granted a di
vorce with the custody of the Children,
ou the ground of adultery.
At Chattanooga, Term., Tom Allen
brought up a matter that was offensive
to John Pickett, and a fight ensued, in
which both men were fatally stabbed.
Pickett killed his wife three years ago,
but was acquitted. This was the sub
ject that gave offense.
Klatz & Fitzpatrick, bakers, New Or
leans, and members of the American
Biscuit trust, are dissatisfied with its
workings and have begun suit to get out
of it. alleging that the combination is
in violation of the laws of the United
States, being in restraint of trade. .
Fire in the basement of the Stude
baker building, Chicago, next to the
Auditorium,late Friday evening, created
a dense smoke which, going into the
corridors of the hotel, created a panic
among the guests. Many gathered their
effects and rushed down the hallways,
but their fears were soon allayed.
The Chicago grand jury returned
twenty-five indictments for man
slaughter against J. C. Bright,
president, and W. It. Bright,
vice-president of the Genessee Oil com
pany, of Buffalo, N. V., who shipped
the naptha which caused the explosion
on the steamer Tioga, some months ago,
and killed twenty-five 'longshoremen.
Robbing Pc-ter to Pay Paul.
Washington, Nov. 21. —The director
of the mint is informed that nearly a
million dollars in Australian sovereigns
(gold) was deposited and melted down
in the mint at San Francisco, yesterday.
The treasury department is informed
that $200,000" was transferred from San
Francisco to New York today,
making the total amount trans
ferred to date $3,100,000. These transfers
were made through the subt-reasuries
free of charge, under the privileges ex
tended by Secretary Windom, for the
purpose of facilitating the business of
bankers and merchants in New York,
during the stringency. Complaints have
recently been made by certain San
Francisco banks against the continuance
of the practice, as tending to reduce
their available reserve and contract the
currency on the coast. Secretary Win
dom is considering the matter.
A MOB BAFFLED,
Would-Be Lynchers Come to Grief in
Huntington, Term., Nov. 21.—A mob
attacked the jail at an early hour this
morning to get Widis, who "a few days
ago murdered Constable Ross and
nephew. They could not force the inside
iron door, but succeeded in breaking a
hole through it. A man named Coulter
climbed through it with a revolver, and
immediately a report was heard and
Coulter said he was shot. Sam Shelters
started in to his assistance, when Widis,
or ono of the other prisoners, shot and
probably fatally wounded him. The
mob then fled. The sheriff smuggled
Widis out of town this morning. The
people are wild with excitement.
Sacramento, Nov. 21.—The Sacrainen
tos batted out a victory today by a score
of 12 to 4, in the game with Stockton.
Chase pitched for the latter club, and
was both wild and ineffective.
San Francisco, Nov. 21.—San Fran
cisco and Oakland played a drawn game
at Oakland, today. The game was
stopped at the end of the 9th inning,
the score standing 4 to 4.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Lady Managers Get Down to
The National Commission De
fines its Functions.
Powers and Duties of the Director-
General Set Forth.
The Salary Question Again Comes Up for
Associated l'rcss Dispatches.
Chicago, Nov. 21.—The board of lady
managers of the world's fair today
adopted a constitution similar to that of
the national commission. Miss Sarah
T. Hallowell, of Chicago, was recom
mended to the national commission for
appointment to the position of director
of the department of fine arts. Mrs.
Lucas, of Pennsylvania, introduced a
resolution asking the dosing of the
world's fair on the Sabbath day, so far
as it was affected by barter and ex
change. After debate this went over.
At the meeting of the national com
mission, the report of the committee on
foreign affairs was adopted, with a reso
lution authorizing the committee to ex
pend $20,000 in sending agents abroad
as provided in the act of congress; no
expenditure, however, to be made until
the president shall have issued a proc
lamation to the various nations.
At the afternoon session the special
committee on the relations of the com
mission and the local board, and the
powers and duties of the director-gen
eral, made its report. It says all the
powers of the commission should be ex
ercised in a large measure through the
director-general. The report practically
reproduces section six of the national
act, defining the powers of the commis
sion to have intercourse with all exhibi
tors, and says: "It is the committee's
opinion that these powers are in no
way abridged by tho reason of the fact
that the larger portion of the funds are
to be raised through the instrumental
ity of the local Illinois corporation. It
is the opinion of the committee that
this fund when raised is a public fund,
dedicated by the act of congress, and
with the consent of the Illinois corpora
tion, to a specific purpose and to be con
trolled and expended in execution of
that purpose by the agencies named by
said act of congress."
! Regarding the. director-general, the
report says: "Under the existing or
ganization of the commission, he
is the officer through whom
space is to be allotted to ex
hibitors and classification determined
upon and executed, and through whom
the commission and its committees are
generally to have charge of the inter
course with all exhibitors and repre
sentatives of foreign nations."
Another paragraph concedes that the
rules and regulations of the exposition
are to originate with the local board, but
adds that they are to be approved by the
national commission, and under the su
pervision of its director-general.
The report also recommends a confer
ence with the local board. It was unan
'I here was another exciting debate be
fore adjournment, over the report of the j
committee on finance. Commissioner |
Waller spoke of the general impression
among the people at large that most of
the salaries fixed by the commission
were outrageously large.
White, of New Mexico, presented a
resolution calling for the cutting in two
of all salaries, except that of the
Martindale wanted to cut all except
the director-general's to $0000 a year.
After a hot debate and any number of
amendments, the whole matter was re
ferred to the committee on judiciary and
The national live stock association's
committee today ojected to the action of
the world's fair commission in deciding
that no cash prizes phall be offered for
live stock. It was decided that $200,000
should be appropriated for premiums,
either by the commission or the local
board, this money to be distributed
among the various classes as follows:
Horses, 41 per cent; cattle, 25; swine,
15; sheep, 12; poultry, 7. A communi
cation waa received from the national
commission informing the committee
that the money would either have to
come from the local directory or con
THE FKUIT GROWERS
Adjourned at Santa Cruz to Meet Next
Tear at Marysville.
Santa Criz, Cal., Nov. 21.—At the
state fruit-growers convention this
morning, a committee of five was ap
pointed to confer with a Bimilar com
mittee for a Florida fruit union, in
reference to an alliance or co-operation
between the two organizations.
A special committee reported in favor
of some action by the fruit-growers of
the state, to protect eastern dealers and
consumers against fraud and imposi
tion by unprincipled parties selling in
ferior "fruit under California labels. An
essay on the grape was read by W. H.
A discussion upon small fruits, by
Mrs. McCann, occupied the balance of
This afternoon it was decided to hold
the next convention in November, 1801,
at Marysville, the exact date to be fixed
by the state board of horticulture.
The passage of the customary resolu
tions of thanks to the citizens and offi
cers concluded the work of the session.
Sacramento, Nov. 21. —Deputy Fish
and Game Commissioner Shelby arrived
from Oregon today with twenty more
pairs of Mongolian pheasants. The
birds will be distributed between Sacra
mento, Yolo and Nevada counties, and
A preliminary meeting of citizens was
held tonight to make arrangements for
the inaugural ball. Mayor Comatock
was empowered to appoint an executive
committee of fifteen, and another meet
ing will be held next week.
The Gist of the News in Other Lands
Dr. Pasteur has sent congratulations
to Prof. Koch, who in return, sent a
specimen of his lymph to Pasteur.
The Belgian government denies the
report that a mission steamer was seized
by the Congo state authorities. It was
used for a few days, and the missionaries
Fift}' seamen and firemen on the Cork
Packet company's vessels have been sen
tenced to a month's imprisonment for
breaking articles of agreement by join
ing the strike.
Louis Cyr broke the dumb bell record
by putting 109 pounds with one hand,
from his shoulder twenty-seven times,
against 100 pounds twenty times, the
A collision occurred on the Thames
between the steamer Indian Prince
from Reval, and the steamer T. E.
Foster. The latter was sunk. The In
dian Prince lost her cutwater.
The Chinese government intends to
convert the town of Guirine, in
Mantchuria, into a first-class fortress
and to establish a large garrison there.
A railway connecting the lorlraal with
the interior will also be built.
The Brazilian constituents assembly,
by 175 to 47, recognized the legality of
the provisional government, and adopt
ed a resolution requesting the govern
ment to continue its functions until a
vote is taken upon the federal constitu
The London Chronicle announces that
the Aborigines Protection society is con
sidering the question whether Troupe,
Ward and Bonney were guilty of man
slaughter in ordering the execution of
the Soudanese Burgari.
A Berlin correspondent declares that
while the treatment of poor patients in
the hospitals is only half completed, a
few favored physicians are treating from
150 to 550 patients daily, charging them
from one to five pounds a patient. The
correspondent says the' hospital patients
are only half treated and neglected,often
in a dangerous condition. Prof. Koch
knows nothing of this.
A Failure in Oklahoma.
Guthbie, O. T., Nov. 21.—The Com
mercial bank, the largest in the terri
tory, has failed. Assets and liabilities
The Guthrie bank belongs to a syndi
cate, which practically controls banks
in Newton, Kan.; Normal, El Reno,
Stillwater and Whitewater. The New
ton bank failed yesterday. Today the
Guthrie bank suspended,and the White
water concern is in the hands of the ex
aminer. Nothing has been heard from
the El Reno, Normal or Stillwater
banks. The Guthrie bank's capital was
$300,000; the Newton's, $100,000, and
the others about the same. It is be
lieved here that the assets are equal to
WHENEVER we call your attention to that magic
word "BARGAIN," you can depend upon it, that
we have something worth while speaking of.
We have just received a large invoice of Suits in Sack and
Frock styles, also Overcoats, which we have marked at $10.
We bought these goods under prices and sell accordingly.
The regular price would be 40 per cent more. Come in and
see them. Also,
-*f S Uf I T S ! if-
For $15 we are offering some exceptional good bargains in
Sack and Frock Suits. We never allow an opportunity
pass to buy good goods cheap. These $15 Suits are a
special invoice just received, and being late in the season,
we bought them at our own price.
Goods advertised on exhibition in our windows.
Cor. Spring and Temple Streets.
—:;$S A YEARS—
Buys the Daily Hrsald and
?- the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN
Responsible for the Defeat
A Seat in the State Senate
Stanford's Testimony Wanted on the
Subject of Vote-Buying.
A San Francisco Judge Declines to Order
His Deposition Taken Before
Leaving the State.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Francisco, Nov. 21. —Senator P.
J. Murphy today filed with Judge Wal
lace a petition reciting that at the re
cent election he was a candidate for re
election to the state senate, and that he
was about to file a contest against J. H,
Malony, his competitor, upon the
ground that bribery, corruption and
stuffing of the register was practiced in
the Twenty-fourth district. The peti
tion alleges that Senator Leland Stan
ford, through his agents and employees,
was responsible for his defeat. Peti
tioner also alleges that Senator Stan
ford is about to leave the state, and
that his testimony is material in tbe
suit which petitioner is to institute. He
asks to have the deposition of Senator
Stanford taken before he leaves the
Judge Wallace took the matter under
advisement, and this afternoon decided
that the state senate is the sole judge
of the qualifications of its membeir,
that the contest anticipated is not judic
ial in its nature, but political, and
therefore regulated by the political
•ode, and not by the code of civil pro
cedure. The application to appoint a
commission to take the testimony of
Senator Stanford was, therefore, denied.
On reading Judge Wallace's decision,
Senator Murphy's attorney asked to be
allowed to withdraw the petition, which
request was granted.
California Products in New York.
New York, November 21. —California
Lima beans on spot are reported weaker
at $2.1)0 per bushel. Two carloads of.
Forsyth's Imperial layer raisins, due
in a few days, have been placed at
$2.57. 1 i;@2.00, delivered. Fancy quality
of California evaporated peaches are
quoted, spot, at 17®ny.ic.; "Clover
Leaf " California prunes, in boxes, are
quoted at 12>2@13>2C. This brand
commands the best trade.
The local hide market shows no signs