Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'St. Paul daily globe. (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1884-1896, December 17, 1890, Image 1',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
If You Want Anything
ADVERTISE IN THE
ST. PAUL GLOBE.
Maj. Tupper Loses Two Of
ficers and Fifty Men in
an Indian Fight.
the Reds Put to Rout After
Many of Their Number
Graphic Story of the Killing
of the Leader of the
fie Is Shot Down by the
Indian Police When Res
cue is Attempted.
Furious Fusilade on the
Fleeing* Reds by Uncle
The Eighth Cavalry Moves
Southward to Intercept
the Hostile Reds.
Special to the Globe.
Rapid City, Dak., Dec. 16.—
rancher has just arrived in great haste
to our commanding officer and reports a
command of cavalry attacked and two
officers and fifty men killed, but the
Indians were repulsed with heavy
losses. The number of Indians killed
is not known. The Indians were put to
rout. It is not known whose command
it is. It is* probably that of Maj. Tup
per, of the Sixth cavalry, and his troops
of 140 men. One command marches to
their assistance to-morrow.
BULL'S LAST FIGHT.
How the Old Medicine Man Met
Special to the Globe.
Standing Rock Agency. N. D.,
Dec. 10.— It is stated to-day that there
was a quiet understanding between the
officers of the Indian and military de
partments that it would be impossible
to brim; bitting Bull to Standing Rock
alive, and that, it brought in, nobody
would know precisely what to do with
him. lie would, though under arrest,
still be a source of great annoyance, and
his followers would continue their
dances and threats against neighboring
white settlers. There was, therefore,
cruel as it may seem, a complete under
standing from commanding officer to the
Indian police that the slighest attempt
to rescue Sitting Bull should be a sig
nal to send the old medicine man to the
happy hunting ground. Maj. McLaugh
lin and Capt. Fechet had been informed
by Gen. Miles on Saturday that the time
to strike had come, and on Sunday
troops F and G, Eighth cavalry, and a
company of infantry, preceded by about
twenty of the Indian police, started to
the southwest to capture the recalci
trants. The distance was forty-three
miles, and the United States troops
stopped and consulted with the police
about five miles trom the tepees on the
Grand river. It was agreed at a con
consultation that the troops should move
up to within two or three miles of the
Indian camp and station themselves
where they could be
The Indian police then moved quietly
down to the tepees and (.proceeded im
mediately to that of Sitting Bull, arriv
ing there just at dawn. The camp was
already astir. ' At least 100 of the sav
ages were stripped and in battle array,
and their ponies were saddled and
bridled. The police were immediately
surrounded by jabbering, threatening
band of reds and the outlook for a mas
sacre was excellent. The leader of the
- police. However, quieted the Sioux war
riors to some extent by insisting that
they had merely come down to camp to
parley with "Sitting Bull and fix up a
general settlement of all difficulties.
After talking with the . old
medicine man a few minutes
the police suddenly formed . :'a"
cordon around Bull, gave a signal to the
troops, leveled their Winchesters at the
savages and started on a ruu. They
succeeded in getting him on a horse
and moved off nortnward to the cavalry.
The Indians were at first confused and
did not open fire ou the police at the
outset, else every one of the officers
would have been killed. Very quickly,
however, under the leadership of Black
Bird, the son of Sitting Bull, the Sioux,
with a hideous yell, charged on the po
lice. Three of the police fell dead, and
several others were so badly wounded
that they have since died. About this
time a detachment of cavalry rode up at
a gallop and opened
A Furious Fusilade
upon the charging savages, who were
immediately stampeded, and ran west
ward on the Grand river. Sitting Bull
fell at the first volley, the shot having
been fired by one of the police. As soon
as he saw the Indians moving towards
him, Bull made a desperate attempt to
join them, but the police, obeying their
instructions to the letter, made a good
Indian of him without delay. The po
lice then ran to cover, and the cavalry
began firing at the reds with a Hotch
kiss and Gatling gun, the savages hav
ing retreated out of reach of the small
arms. There were seven Sioux killed,
among them Black Bird and Crow
Foot, sons of Sitting Bull, the
latter being a boy of but twelve
years. The number of Indians who
departed hastily for the Bad Lands is
about 120. They are beiug followed
cautiously by the troops, who do not
fancy getting pocketed in the hills,
where there are from 300 to 500 Ogaliala
bucks under the command of Short Bull
and Crow Dog. The women aud chil
dren of the dead savages made last
night hideous with their wailing. They
are in charge of the troops, and will be
disposed of as Maj. McLaughlin directs.
There are already evidences that the
killing of Sittiug Bull is likely to settle
the war without further, bloodshed.
Large numbers of them are' com
ing into the agency, professing loyalty,
and offering their services to bring in
the fleeing hostiles. - The acknowledged
Daily ST PAUL Globe.
leaders of the Sioux, Chief Gall and
John Gaass, stand firmly.' by the govern
ment, and express no regret at the tak
ing off of Sitting Bull. The bringing in
of the dead bodies of Bull and his sons,
caused a good deal of excitement at the
agency. There is a great deal of bitter
ness among the squaws of the Indian
policemen, who charge that they were
sacrificed to save Uncle Sam's pale face
soldiers. These Indian women will
keep up death songs for weeks, cut off
their hair, chop pieces from their
fingers and slash their bodies fearfully.
TROOPS MOVE SOUTH.
Capt. Fountain With Eighth Cay-
airy Goes Scouting.
Special to the Globe.
Dickinson, N. D., Dec. 16. -Comply
ing with orders received late last night
Capt. Fountain moved south with the
Eighth cavalry this morning, taking
four day's rations. They will reach
New England city, on the Cannon Ball
river, to-day, and make a longer" march
to-morrow southwest fifty miles of
White Buttes, where the Indians are
supposed to be making an attempted
flight to the British possessions. The
forces farther West will intercept any
force remaining between Little Missou
ri. A detachment of infantry will be in
readiness to move south if needed.
RED CLOUD'S COUNCIL.
Leading Chiefs Among the Friend-
lies Discuss the Situation.
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., Dec. 10.
The Indians are non-communicative
on the subject of the death of Sitting
Bull. They show no excitement, but
they are closely watched, and no one
permitted to talk to them on the sub
ject. A council of leading chiefs
among the friendlies, including Red
Cloud, is now being held as to the best
action to take in regard to the Indians
still in the Bad Lauds. Gen. Brooke re
ceived orders from Gen. Miles to defer
the march to the Bad Lands for the
The Demise of Sitting Bull Con-
firmed at Pine Kidge.
Pink Ridge Agency, S. D., Dec. 16.
—The official report of Sitting Bull's
death was received here to-day. The
cavalry at this point had received or
ders to start at 8 o'clock this morning,
but Gen. Miles wired orders to wait
and see the effect of Sitting
Bull's death on the Indians here. No
one knows just when the troops will
move, but they are kept in constant
readiness to start. A lively time is
looked for when the Indians hear of the
fate of their great leader. (Jen. Brooke,
however, scouts the idea that there is
the slightest danger ot a local outbreak
at the agency.
Simultaneous with the general step
ping aboard the train at the big railway
depot in Chicago, the expedition which
had with equal quietude been un
der" preparation at Fort Yates,
which forms part, of the agency,
was. also , ready to move. Al
most at the . same moment that
Gen. Miles' car glided out for the
Northwest, the members of his little
command here, like so many automa
tons, guided by his will, silently took
their departure and were quickly lost in
the inky darkness that enveloped the
wilderness stretching to the camp of
Sitting Bull on the banks of the Grand
The van was led by men of Sitting
Bull's own blood, superbly mounted
and accoutred, and every one wearing
the bright buttons and showy blue cloth
uniforms of Uncle Sam's service. This
was no mere coincidence. It was
to be part of the great object lesson to
the ghost dancers, and a demonstration
of the value of Gen. Miles' new
method of solving the Indian problem
by turning the Indians by wholesale
into soldiers. One thing is certain—
the band of well-fed, warmly-clad, cop
per-faced athletes that led the way for
the white soldiery, bent on a mission of
utility, were a striking contrast to the
starving, ragged, crazy wretches that,
with such a cunning leader as Sitting
Bull, formed such a menace in the
Grand river camp.
Close behind the blue-coated Indian
horsemen's hardy ponies, but taking a
slower pace on "the frozen trail, came
Capt. Fechet's cavalry command. The
cavalry were encumbered with two
nieces of modern light artillery,
machine guns similar to those which so
speedily settled the fate of Louis Kiel's
half-breed followers when his noted
lieutenant, Gabriel Dtimont, made a
stand against Gen. Middleton in the
British Northwest outbreak.
To the rear of Fechet's cavalry and at
times taking a double quick to keen
warm, for the night was bitterly cold,
the infantry command of Col. Drum
swung along in the darkness. A
weary, difficult march it was, too. the
depressing monotony broken only at in
tervals by an infantry man's curse as
he stumbled over a stump in the road or
awkwardly tripped against a nearly be
The distance and the. capabilities of
the troops to withstand the fatigues of
such a journey had been figured out
to- a nicety, and when the first
faint light of dawn appeared, the
expedition was within easy distance of
its destination. The broken order of a
triple separation .of forces had been
carefully preserved, and the Indian
police were the first to sight the hud
dled cluster of ugly looking tepees on
the river bank.
C Despite the f early . hour, all were
asleep in the village, where on. every'
hand was evidence that a hurried exo
dus was contemplated. The ponies of
the police were pushed now for all they
were worth, and before Sitting Bull's
dazed adherents had half a chance to
realize the situation, a dozen of the
police had pulled their panting animals
up short on all sides ■of the chief's
abode. No time was wasted in cer
emony. The proud old medicine man
was hustled out, hoisted on a waiting
pony and in a trice faced toward civil
ization., lie raged aud sputtered in a
fury of rage for a. moment, then
straightening up, shouted hoarsely, not
for help, but a command to his followers.
Despite the threatening the police.Win
chesters alternately directed at his head
and those of his kinsmen, the old medi
cine man retained his presence of mind,
and, with powerful voice, continued to
direct his own rescue.
Suddenly there was a puff of smoke
beside a tepee and the sharp crack of a
Winchester. The policeman at Sitting
Bull's right, grasping the chief's
bridle, reeled in the saddle, and
toppling over, was trampled under
the hoofs of the ponies, now all in the
mad helter skelter of retreat from the
village. The shot was instantly an
swered by a volley from the police at
their blanketed tribesmen, many of
whom were already mounted and in fren- '
zied pursuit.. The ,- police .volley told
with deadly effect, and the firing in a
moment was general on both sides.
Sitting Bull could be heard in
the confusion, still attempting, though
captive, to direct the ''fight, .-'liaising
his gaunt form , he was beckoning * his
sons and warriors on. when, without
•warning, his body- straightened rigidly.
Continued on Eighth Page.
ST. PAUL, MINN.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1890.
Bunnell's Apportionment Bill
Laid Over Until To-
Pending Objections Urged by
Representative Spinola Fires
a Volley Into Secretary
President Harrison About to
Issue the World's Fair
Washington, Dec. IC— ln the house
Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, calied up as
a privileged question, the apportion
ment bill, and briefly explained its pro
visions. The bill appeared, he said,
in response to the requirements
of the constitution, and was
based upon the eleventh -census,
which showed a. gratifying increase in
the population of the United States.
There was a diversity of opinion among
members of the house as to whether the
present representation should stand, or
whether it should be increased. Some
difference of opinion had also been
shown in committee, but it had finally
been decided to accept 356* as the proper
number. This number had been se
lected because it had been found to
be the number first reached
between 332 and 375 that would secure
to every state at least it*? present rep
resentation. With 356 members the
ratio of population would be 173,901.
If the present representation were re
tained many states would lose one or
moro members. Mr. Dunnell having
concluded his general remarks, was
asked by Mr. Blount, of Georgia, as to
the time which would be allowed for
New York Objects.
Mr. Dunnell manifested a disposition
to allow the debate to run along until
he thought it proper to demand the
previous question. Mr. Blount was not
content with this suggestion, believing
that time should be given to the repre
sentatives of New York city to present
theis objections to the census of that
city. Mr. Cummings, of New York,
presented the well-known grounds upon
which New York city had challenged
the census. He favored increasing the
representation to 359. Mr. McAdoo, of
New jersey, hoped that the Fifty-second
congress would appoint a strong com
mittee to investigate the whole census
business. The debate continued at
length, and Mr. Spinola, of New York,
obtained the floor.
He said that when the people of New
York found that they had been wronged
they applied to the secretary of the in
terior, but had obtained no relief. The
secretary had written a blackguard, im
pude.it letter, which was unworthy to
emanate from any man calling himself
a gentleman, though his name might be
Noble. His letter would have souuded
A Cross-Roads Meeting
in the section of the country from
which the secretary came. The census,
as taken by the superintendent, was a
crime against the republic. It was a
wrong perpetrated by the superintend-:
ent and he knew it, and his heelers
knew it. He (Mr. Spinola) had no time
to mince words on this question,
, Mr. Lind,- of Minnesota, favored the
Mcßae amendment. The apportion-,
ment bill, he thought, should be satis
factory and just to the country. It was
conceded on both sides that there was a
difficulty in regard to the census of New
York city, and that at least 3,000 or 4,000
names had been omitted. If that con
cession were fair, it was fair to assume
that the omission was much larger. In'
order to appease the feeling of New
York (considering its large fraction) it
would be but fair and just to give that
state an additional representative. The
same was true of Arkansas and Minne
sota, and this bill, while it might fit the
arithmetic theory of the committee, did
injustice to those states. Mr. Biggs, of
California, complained that San' Fran
cisco had not had a fair enumeration,
and he ascribed it to the fact that not
one enumerator was a Democrat.
Mr. Peel, of Arkansas, declared that
three in five counties in his state had
not been enumerated and no effort
made to enumerate them. Arkansas
had lost 100,000, he believed, by failure
to count. ,
Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, in closing
the debate, spoke earnestly in favor of
the bill, and expressed his regret at the
attack made on the secretary- of the in
terior by the gentleman " from New
York (Mr. Spinola). If there was one
man in President Harrison's cabinet
who has the respect of every fair and
honorable man on both sides of. the
house it was Secretary Noble. It had
never seemed reasonable to the commit
tee that New York should be granted a
special privilege. No other city had
come here disregarding the law, and he
regretted that the venerable gentleman
from New York should let fall from his
lips an attack upon an official of the
government to which he could not reply.
Mr. Dunnell demanded the previous
Mr. Blount,' of Georgia, interjected a
motion to adjourn, and during the pro
gress of the vote the Democratic mem
bers took their hats and overcoats and
left the hall, showing a disposition to
break a quorum on the next vote. The
motion to adjourn was lost, yeas 118.
; nays 145. At the suggestion of Mr.
Blount, of Georgia, it was agreed that
after two hours' debate to-morrow the
previous question should be . considered
as ordered, and the house adjourned;
THAT PROCLA3IATJ.OX, -it
■ President Harrison Will Probably
Issue It To-Day.
Washington, Dec. 16.— is expected
that the president's world's fair proc
lamation will be issued to-morrow. It
is understood that no trouble whatever
has occurred, and that the delay is sim
ply that the necessary formalities may
be carried out. The attorney general
reported tliat there seemed no provision
preventing the city council rescinding
its bonding resolution, and the presi
: dent desires that the board: of directors
of the fair shall formally ratify the city
: ordinance,' in order to make, everything
: technically and legally tight and sound.*
Chairman Candler, of the world's fair
committee, said this afternoon that Chi
cago had done everything that could be
expected of her,' and that matters were
working along. beautifully. President
Palmer, of the fair association, does not
want any further legislation at all this
session of congress, and is c working . to
j secure this end, but Mr. Candler said
ho thought a little legislation 0 would
have to be proposed by the Committee! |v
TO EXPLORE ALASKA.
An Expedition May Do So at an
Expense of $10,000. . ;. "
Washington, Dec. 10.— A bill pro
viding for a systematic exploration
of the iuterioi of Alaska is likely to
receive consideration by congress dur
ing the coining week. It provides that*
the secretary of war shall send a party
composed of such army officers, soldlersrj
and others as he may deem necessary
into the interior of Alaska, and appro
priate 110,000 to defray the expedition.
It is proposed .that the party shall re
main for a period of three years In
order that the observations made : may
be absolutely trustworthy and finally set
at rest the various and conflicting re
ports regarding Alaska territory.
The secretary of war warmly ap
proves of the plan and recommended
th passage of the bill in his annual'
report. When the bill becomes a law-
Lieut.' L. W. V. Konnon will without
doubt be one of the army officers de
tailed to accompany the expedition.
An Amendment to the Election
0 Bill Offered, ;;•
Washington, Dec. 16.— Senator Pasco
to-day introduced an amendment pro
posed to the pending elections bill, com
prising two additional sections. They
provide, in brief, that it shall be un
lawful for any person to pay, or promise:
to pay money to induce persons to vote
or refrain from voting; to '- promise em
ployment as supervisor of election to
influence a vote; to receive money or au
appointment with that object; to en
deavor to influence employes in their
voting by the use of pay envelopes, or
posted placards or bills threatening dis
missal for the expression of political'
preference, on penalty of ; $500 fine and
imprisonment for one year. It also re
quires the officers of political organiza
tions to file with the clerk of the house
itemized statements, receipts and ex
penditures of political tunds. and the.
same statements are required from can
didates for representatives, under like ;
penalties. * '
COINAGE MATTERS. ')
Mr. Wickham Succeeds as Chair- 'i
man of the Committee. \
Washington-, Dec. 16.— The housed
coinage committee to-day elected * Mr.:
Wickham, of Ohio, the senior member'
of the committee, chairman to succeed
Mr. Conger, who resigned to become '
United States minister to Brazil. There :
was no serious discussion of the Repub
lican senatorial silver proposition, and i
it is evideutly the disposition to defer
consideration pending some definite
conclusion in tho senate. A bill intro
duced by Mr. Carter, of Montana, was
ordered to be" favorably reported. It
provides that gold' coin may be ex-,
changed into gold . bars, but gives the
director of the mint power in his discre
tion to impose for such exchange a,
charge which in his judgment shall;
equal the cost of manufacturing the
bars. 7 . . -. -
FREE FRESH FISH. . \
They Can Come Into the United
OO 7. . States Free of Duty.
Washington*, Dec. Assistant
Secretary Spaulding has informed the
collector of customs at Detroit that the
department is of opinion lhat "fresh or
frozen fish (except salt) caught in fresh
waters by American vessels or with,
nets or other devices owned by citizens
of the United States", are not debarred
from the privilege of free entry as pre
scribed by law, when imported by deal
ers from contiguous countries, provided
that their identity as such "catch" is
satisfactorily established. j
A Bill to Prohibit Speculation in
Gold and Silver.
Washington, Dec. 16.—Representa
tive Hopkins, of Illinois, to-day intro- •
duced for reference in the house a bill -
making it unlawful and punishable by
fine and imprisonment for any person
to agree to sell and deliver at a future;
time any gold or silver bullion or certifi
cates representing. deposits of the same J
with any trust or .bank, when at . the ■
time of making the agieemeht the party
is not the owner of the property. It
further prohibits any stock exchange 7
from listing any gold or silver certifi
cates. .*!'. " ,
. . . i
More Homestead Land. - :-X
Washington, Dec. 16.— the house*
to-day the senate bill was reported with
an amendment changing the boundary,
line ot the Uncompahgre Ute Indian
reservation and restoring to the public
domain certain portions in Utah to be*
disposed of under the homestead law. <
A bill having a similar purpose was
vetoed by the presideut last session.
The Subtreasury Bill.
"Washington, Dec. 16.—Representa
tive Pierce, of Tennessee, to-day intro
duced a resolution instructing the way's
and means committee to report to the
house by Monday, Jan. 5, the subtreasr
ury bill, and that the Monday following .
be fixed for its consideration.
COUNTRY FINANCES. ■ ,-
Interior Banks Make a Most Fa- f
vorable Showing. o
Chicago, Dec. 16— number of let
ters from country bankers located oin
Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and In-.
Diana, have been received on the fin
ancial condition as it affects the farmers.?!
country merchants, manufacturers," etc. '
The banks were asked these questions: -
1. Are your merchants and manufactur
ers meeting obligations promptly?
2. Are you investing at all iv outside com
mercial paper? .-• n» ]«.mw^«qfty ■ frnff^Jr'
3. If not. is it due to home demands or a '
disposition, to hold a larger reserve than 7
usual, pending the outcome of the recent '
4. Are farmers in your section large bor
rowers? : - •
The replies are almost of the same ;
tenor, and are to the effect that mer-'
chants and manufacturers are meeting
their obligations fully as promptly as
usual: that while the bankers are in
vesting in outside paper they are hold
ing larger reserves of cash than usual,
in view of the financial stringency," ana
that, notwithstanding the talk about
farm mortgages the fact is that the,'
farmers borrow only a small portion of
the money loaned, by the banks. One
banking- firm notes that of $2,250,000
loaned by it only £200,000 has gone to
the farmers. -o*_S_ o' ft,
J Wichita, Kau., Dec. 16.— Petitions
; are circulating all / over .; Oklahoma ; ask
ing that congress declare the present
legislature an illegally organized body;
and all its work set aside. It will reach.
Washington next Monday. It is the
outgrowth ;of general dissatisfaction
among the people over the work of leg
islation, no section ; getting as much of :
territorial legislation as desired. " -
ROWS AND RUCTIONS
Oratory and Blood Flow
Freely Wherever Parnell
Free Fight Results From
Meetings Held at Bally na
Michael Davitt Arms Himself
With a Heavy Hazel
Parnell Blinded by a Large
Mass of Lime Thrown in
. Dubein, Dec. 10.— troubles be
tween the Farriellites and the McCar
thyites resulted in a free fight at Bal
linakhill to-day. A meeting was held
there in the interests of Mr. Scully, the
Parnellite candidate. Mr. Parnell was
one of the speakers, and when he made
his appearance he was cheered by his
supporters. While this meeting was be
ing held, another one in the interest of
Sir John. Pope Hennessy, the McCar
thy ites' nominee,* was taking place a
short distance away, at which ad
dresses were being made by Mr. Davitt
and Dr. TannerO Mr. Davitt, accom
panied by Father O'Halloran, was the
first of the prominent speakers that ar
rived at the meeting in Ballinakill, and
he took his stand in the higher part of
the square, near the church. Cheers
and counter-cheers and partisan shouts
were vociferously in by the
assembled members of £*B___Bi_&H
The Two Factions.
As Mr. Davitt began his speech, a
wagonette, in which were Mr. Red
mond, M. P., Father -Ryan and other.
Parnellites, was driven "" through the
lower part of the square, followed by a
; cheering crowd. Mr. Redmond, began
speaking simultaneously with Mr.
Davitt. The advent of another party,
headed by several priests, driving
briskly through the crowd, put a tem
porary stop to the speeches at both
meetings. The new comers ; arranged
themselves alongside of the car occu
pied by the speakers amid a chorus of
mingled cheers and execration. Mr.
Scully took up the speaking and was
expressing his views when great shout
ing announced the arrival of Parnell
and Harrison, and. a number of sup
porters on horseback and in cars.. Par-.
JieU's appearance beside Redmond was",
the ; signal for : cheers and yells of
: "Tally-ho, the. fox, and "kitty's petti
coat." Amid the din Mr. Earhell spoke
to the group around him as follows: 1
- - "I come among you to insult no man.
I come to speak of the great -national
crisis. I will not enter into a personal
contest witli any man. 1 regret that Mr.
Davitt is not at my side (cries of down
with him) to fight for Ireland with me
as strongly as heretofore. 1 will speak
only about Hennessy, the man who
went : to parliament in 1861 as a Tory
supporter, of Disraeli, and who now
wants to go as a Liberal supporter of
Gladstone. 7 In 1861 Hennessy defended
in the house of commons the evictions
proceeding. throughout Kings county.
(Yells of "to hell with him.") Will Kil
kenny take a man who defended the ex
termination, of those people? Disraeli
gave him a place and pension."
-x Several men now made a strong effort
to drag the wagonette into the midst of
the anti-Parnell gathering, but were
dissuaded from their purpose and*
stopped. Mr. Davitt, who was speak
ing, and Dr. Tanner also appealing to
: those who rallied to their flag".
Mr. Parnell, resuming, maintained
' that the consistency of his public life ;
had been preserved amid his unceasing.
' efforts to create and preserve an inde
, pendent Irish party. Men. like Hen
nessy were not attempting Jo destroy
.their enemies. They had been unable
to cope with them in the open field.
They were unable to meet them with
•physical -force, so they sent this rat,
Hennessy, to try to "do by corruption
what they had failed to do by every
other method.- The internal dissensions
which were destroying the party were
not of his creating. - Having made an
unavailing fight at Westminster for in
dependence he had been forced to ap
peal to the 7 people. The people were
; slack and cowardly if they failed to
come to a just, -true and patriotic de
cision and Ireland's cause was lost for a
Mr. Harrison was about to follow Mr.
Parnell, and Mr. Tanner was speaking,
when a sudden conflict arose on the
verge of the crowd. A rush was made
towards Davitt's car, and a general
melee ensued. A forest of ash plant
sticks and blackthorns arose and de
scended in the air where the dividing
lines of the opposing factions met. Mr.
Davitt leaped from . his ; car, wielding a
thick hazel stick, and fought his way,
•foot by foot, straight toward Mr. Par
nell's wagon, receiving and giving nu
merous blows. He finally reached the
wagon, hatless and with his face badly
marked, and with a few of his- men
with him, who also bore traces of the
severe usage they had- received in
their desperate passage between the
: two vehicles. Standing on the steps
of Mr. Parnell's wagon, Mr. -Davitt
uttered a breathless and indistinct defi
ance, then turned and -pushed his way
back to his own ; car, surrounded by his
-faithful supporters and amid; thecon
tinuous yells and execrations of the two
contending and wildly excited factions,
and with an exchange of a shower of
blows, Mr. Davitt then remounted his
car and shouted:
"Men of Kilkenny: I came here in
defense of the right of public . meeting
and liberty of speech. . Our opponents
sent their blackguards to interrupt the
; proceedings, but we have beaten them
'back. I was never struck by an English
man, but to-day I was many times
struck by my own countrymen."
On to Castle Corner.
These remarks weie greeted with tu
multuous cheers, after, which the crowd
began to disperse, and the square: re
sumed its normal aspect. Mr. Parnell
and his friends drove to "Castle Comer,
Mr. Davitt and Dr. Tanner, following in
their, wake. At Castle Comer Messrs.;
Davitt and Tanner, addressed an open
• assemblage, dilating upon the details at
Ballinakill, and asserting that Parnell"
'brought a hired :* mob there to attack
them. Just then the carriages contain
ing o the. Pariiellites>p.tssed the crowd,"
which hooted and pelted them with mud;
and stones.. William Redmond appear
: ing on the edge of the crowd, Mr.'Davitt";
sent him a message, saying that if Par
nell would . agree to stand beside him ;
and deliver a speech, Mr. Davitt. would;
reply t > it, and would guarantee Mr.
Parnell a quiet hearing. Redmond bore
the message to Parnell, who instantly
"I am not in a position to treat. lam
only in a position to fight." -7
, 'The Parnellites cheered their ap
proval. Mr. Parnell afterwards spoke
to a small meeting. .He said that he
valued them not by their i numbers, but
by their quality. He was accustomed to
face a crowd of ignorant fools ; he pre
ferred a crowd of patriotic Irishmen.
He was not afraid of being in the min
ority, but he knew that when the
Voice of Kilkenny
spoke, she would not be in the minority.
He did not wish to assail men 7 that had
stood by his side many a long day, but
he was not going to ask permission to
speak from a cock-sparrow like Tanner
or a jackdaw; like Davitt. While
other Parnellites were addressing the
crowd a number of Davitt's fol
lowers got together and began hoot
ing at the speakers. The Parnellites
closed around the carriage from which
their orators were addressing the people,
the police appeared and tried to divide
the factions. The* meeting ended in a
scene of wild 'confusion, and Parnell
and his friends drove off amid a shower
of stones and mud. Frequent attempts
to assail the members of the party, were
made, and several bags filled with lime
were thrown at them. Mr. Harring
ton's shoulders were covered with lime,
and a mass of lime struck Mr. Parnell
full in the fac:\ completely blinding
him. This insult infuriated" Mr. Par
nell's friends. Mr. Harrington turned,
and, advancing towards Father Downey,
who was at r the head of Mr. Parnell's
opponents, shouted: r"Tß_B_|fflfi*HlM
■ "Coward, you are a disgrace to your
Attended by Doctors.
The police here again interfered, and
Mr. Parnell's party, who had left their
cars, again took their seats and finally
got away on to the road. Mr. Parnell's
eyes, which were quite closed, were in
tensely painful, He was soon obliged
to stop his carriage, which he left and
entered a laborer's cabin in a fainting
condition. A local doctor attended him.
The lime had become caked beneath his
eyelids, and the doctor was only able to
remove some of it by using a silk hand
kerchief and some hair oil he found in
the cabin. The physician finally ad
vised Mr. Parnell to drive immediately
to Kilkenny. So the latter re-entered
his carriage and proceeded on his jour
ney. But the pain again became so in
tense that a second Halt was made,
this time at a roadside public
house, where the doctor made further
efforts to relieve the terrible pain
which Mr. Parnell was suffering. The
doctor was able at this place to procure
a quantity of castor oil, which he
poured freely into Mr. Parnell's eyes.
He then tried to scrape off some of the
lime, using for this purpose the point
of an ordinary lead pencil. The lime,
however, had become crusted inside
the eyelids and the doctor, with the
crude"- implements at hand, was only
able to remove the torturing substance
slowly and with much difficulty. The
doctor apologized to Mr. Parnell for
causing him so much pain, but said it
was unavoidable. Mr. Parnell replied :
7' "Never mind the pain, '-; Do your best.
Don't let 'me lose my sight." The doctor
poured more oil into Mr. Parnell's eyes
and said he hoped the case was not as
bad as that. binding - that* he was un
able to remove all the lime, the doctor,
urged Mr. Parnell to drive f with all
speed to the town, and this was done.
Arriving at the Victoria hotel, Mr. Par
.nell had to be led from the wagonette to
his room. He reclined in an army chair,
apparently sightless and suffering the
most intense agony. He still remains
in the hands of * his doctor. Surgeon
Hackett, who attended Mr. Parnell
along the road, stated at a late hour to
night, that nil the lime had been re
moved, but that the patient was still
suffering intensely. He said that he
did not anticipate, from present appear
ances, . permanent injury to Mr. Par
At a late hour, to-night the physician
in attendance said that Mr. Parnell was
better, and would be able to go out to
morrow. : I
PRIESTS WERE BEATEN.
McCarthy and Healy Assaulted at
Cork, Dec. IC— A large crowd gath
ered at the railway station to-day an
hour previous to the coming of Messrs.
McCarthy and Healy and their asso
ciates, and made a fierce and
hostile demonstration on their arrival.
Sticks were brandished in the air and a
few fights ensued between members of
the two factions. Priests who tried to
pacify the , people were brutally .: at
tacked. .Canon Lyons, who is seventy
; years old, was knocked vio
lently to the ground. Father
Barrett, being struck, turned
on his assailants and called them
cowards. Mr. McCarthy was hustled
about by the mob and prevented from
reaching his carriage. He went to his
hotel in another carriage, followed by a
hooting crowd. He addressed a meet
ing inside the hotel, while the Par
nellites held a rival meeting outside.
DAVITT D_Al) GAME.
Description ol" His Desperate
- Fight With Parnell's Forces."
London, Dec. 17.— Times' Kil
kenny dispatch says:
"Davitt's onslaught was so sudden
that* Mr. Parnell and his companions
watched with bated breath the progress
of his dark figure in: an astrakhan coat
as he hewed his way along to where the
fight was" thickest. . When Mr. Davitt
had made half the distance, his hat was
battered , and shapeless. . He . received:
many heavy blows on the face, the left
side of winch was especially badly
marked. The handful of men with
him, who had forced their way from
end to end of the square all bore "traces
of severe usage. 7 They had driven be
fore them a force of fighters who dis
puted every inch of the ground and
dealt . out blows with .lightning
swiftness - and effect. Mr. . Davitt
presenting himself at the very steDS of
Mr.' Parnell's vehicle and breathing de
fiance, with gleaming eyes and haggard
look, then ; pushing back-through the
maddened crowd, amid the shrill cries
of his partisans and the execrations of
his opponents, was a noteworthy episode
of the fray."
The Kilkenny correspondent of the
News ■ says that a man held Mr. Davitt
while others struck him.
Will Work for Scully.
Dublin*, , Dec. 10.— The sentence of
six weeks' imprisonment imposed upon
Father Fahy, of .Woodford, county,Gal
way. for violating 7 the crimes act, ex-.'
pired to-day, and he was released from
jail. He as once proceeded to Kilkenny,
; where he. will join Mr. Parnell. Tie will
accompany Mr. Parnell during the Kil
kenny parliamentary .. campaign and
I will work in the interest of Mr. Scully,
the Parnellite candidate. Oxo7-' ; 0 "
Capt. O'Shea Dobs Up.
Loxdox, D^mt.— Capt.O'Shea writes
to the Times'. Chat he is taking measures
to secure the needful consent of others
, to produce documents to refute; Mr.
Healy's false statements about the elec
tion contests at Liverpool in 1885. and
Galway in ISBO. . '_ >•
808 DUNN'S CONTEST
it Will Sleep Now Quietly
Until Awakened in the
At Morris the Alliance Elects
Two Anti-Donnelly Del
Pottawatomie Indians Lay
Claim to Council Bluffs
An Ex-Minneapolitan Taken
Into Custody at Sioux
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, Minn., Dec. 10.—
arguments in the mandamus preceding
instituted by R. C. Dunn to compel
Auditor Ellenbrecker, of Morrison
county, to . issue to him a certificate of
election instead of to E. E. Price, as the.
auditor has done, were heard before
Judges L. L. Baxter and D. B. Searle
last evening. Three hours were con
sumed by the attorneys after which the
judges took the matter under advise
ment. This afternoon they . rendered
their decision granting the writ to Dunn. .
Cyrus Wellington, of St. Paul, who ap
peared on behalf of Ellenbrecker. im
mediately gave notice of appeal from
the order of the district court. The ap
peal was admitted which practically
ends the mandamus proceedings for the
time being at least. "Dunn has caused
notice to be served on £. E. Price at
Fountain to-day that he will contest his
election. This was the last day when
he could serve this notice and the case
will now rest until it is passed upon by
The Alliance Tide Sets Strongly
Against the Sage. *
Special to the Globe.
Morp.is, Minn., Dec. 16.— At a meet
ing of the Stevens county Alliance held
to-day at the court house E. P. Watson
was . elected delegate and Carrington
Phelps alternate to the state meeting.
Both are anti-Donnelly. The following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, The Great "West has scandalously
attacked the integrity of R. J. Hall, president
of this Alliance and "of the Slate Alliance;
Resolved. That we, the Stevens County
Alliance, take pleasure in placing on record
our : condemnation of such attacks and our
firm belief in the faithful, honest work of
President Hall in behalf of the Farmers' Al
liance and the Alliance party.
His Italian Hand.
Special to the Globe/ :
w -"Zumbr6toaT 'Minn:,** 'Dec. 16. — The
Goodhue* county Farmers' Alliance met
; here to-day with about fifty delegates
present to elect a delegate to the state
Alliance. It was quite an enthusiastic
meeting. The delegate to the state con
vention was instructed for Donnelly for
■president of Hie Alliance.
CLAIM THE LAND.
Pottawatomie Indians. .Seek to
Gain Valuable Realty.
Council Bluffs, 10., Dec. 16.— A
small baud of Pottawatomie Indians ar
rived yesterday from the Indian terri
tory. They came here for the purpose of
laying claim to a large tract of land,
which, they aver, legally belongs to
them. In 1537" Stutely E. Wicks, with
100 bucks, came across the country from
Chicago, and stopped at what, was
known as the "government mill." Here
they awaited the arrival of squaws and
older members of the* tribe, and later
were removed to the Indian territory.
All of them went, except the wife of
Stutely Wicks, who was. given the land
in controversy with the government.
She and her husband died, leaving two
children, who with other relatives now
claim the property, which comprises 640
acres, a part of which is the Council
Bluffs and Omaha Chautauqua grounds.
A Sioux City Police Captain Takes
Him in Charge.
Special to the Globe. **-
Sioux City, 10., Dec. l6.— At 3 o'clock
this afternoon Capt. -Llewellyn, of the
city police force, walked into Room 24
at the Hotel Garretson, and placed the
occupant, Edward L. Bradbury, under
arrest on the charge of grand larceny.
Chief of Police Shanley received a tele
gram from Minneapolis to keep an eye
on Bradbury until a representative
should arrive in Sioux City. To-day Mr.
Hatch appeared on the scene. It was
then learned that Bradbury Mad secured
$2000 of Mrs.Lotii^a Lewis,a widow living
in Minneapolis, for shares in a stock
company that promised excellent re
turns, It is further alleged that, on in
vestigation, Bradbury had misrepre
sented the facts. This occurred several
months ago, but no settlement could be
effected. "Bradbury refused to be ar
rested on a telegram or the statements
of Mr. Hatch, so the latter went before
Justice Foley and swore out the com
plaint charging Bradbury with grand
larceny. Hatch says if Bradoury . will
pay back the money and interest and
expenses incurred lie will drop the mat
ter. Bradbury is well known in this
city as a stock broker, and has offices
in the Ballon block. The arrest was a
surprise to Bradbury's many friends.
WILL LET THE-. HANG.
Gov. Toole Likely to Let, lour In
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Moxt., Dec. 16.— Gov.
Toole has received a numerously signed
petition asking respite for four Indian
murderers to be hanged at Missoula
Friday. The respite is asked to give,
time to consider the matter of commuta
tion of sentence to life imprisonment.
The ground urged for clemency is that
the Indians were convicted on testi
mony of their ; own race, and the evi
dence being given through an inter
preter is liable to have been misunder
stood. The governor, is generally merci
ful iv such matters, but it is thought in
this case he will let the Indians hang.
Two of the condemned caught the Mes
siah craze and had to be 7 restrained by
CLOSED ITS DOORS.
The Huron National Rank Forced
Special to the Globe.
Huron, S. I)., Dec. 10.— The Huron
National bank, of which L. W. Hazen
is president and John A. Fowler, cash
ier, closed its door to-day. The suspen
sion \v as forced upon them by an un
IXSEIJTED IX TIIE
ST. PAUL GLOBE
Read by Tens of Thousands.
NO. 351. /
warranted run precipitated by unfound
ed rumors that the bank was infirm.: It
opened for business this morning, but
soon closed and put this notice on its
doors, signed by President Hazen:
_ '•This bank has been forced to suspend,
but depositors will receive every dollar of
their money. The withdrawal cf depositors
, from this institution during the last sixty
: days amounts to - over $70,000. and being
unable to reduce oar loans fast enough to
meet this, we could not stand the strain. Our
individual deposits subject to check have
dwindled down to something less tban 20.
--000, and our certificates for deposits have
decreased in about the same ratio. We have
done everything in the range of human
power to save the bank."
The suspension caused profound sur
prise, and the deepest regret and sym
pathy is expressed on every hand for
Mr. Hazen and Mr. Fowler. Both are
men of the purest personal character,
and favored with the confidence of bus
iness men and capital throughout the
Northwest. No words of censure or
harsh criticism -are advanced toward
them. Mr. Hazen is prostrated by the
disaster, and Cashier Fowler is in but
little better condition. A statement of
the condition of the bank's affairs will
, be made known as soon as possible. De
positors' outstanding checks and drafts
will be paid in full. Of this there is no
A MODERN LOVELACE.
He Elopes With a Canadian Farm
Special to the Globe.
. Winnipeg, Man., Dee. 10. -Constable
Lovelace, of. the mounted police, who
came here a few days ago on a furlough,
has eloped to the states with Miss
Lynne, a farmer's daughter of Wakopa.
He was stationed -at Wakopa last sum
mer, and appears to have arranged the
elopement by corresponding. The girl's
parents forbade her having anything to
do with him, as it is said he has a wife
and. family in Toronto and is a bad
character. The couple are supposed to
have gone to St. Paul.
A Young Lady Secures a .$5,000
Verdict for Defamation.
Special to the Globe.
Albert Lea, Minn., Dec. 10.— In the
district court to-day Tracy Baumgartner,
a young woman well known in this
city, obtained a verdict for $5,000 against
John Graham, formerly a saloonkeeper
here, now living at Ottumwa, 10., for
defamation of character, He was ac
cused, in effect, of calling her a woman
of the town. He is insolvent and the
verdict is uncollectable. He made a
very weak defense, and seemed to care
little about it. The verdict, neverthe
less, is a surprise to many, but it was
justified by the evidence.
FELL TO DEATH.
An Aged Lady Precipitated Dowa
a Flight of Stairs.
Special to the Globe. .'•'■ 0
;La -KOSSB, Wis., Dec. 10. — Mrs.
Leissring, mother of A. Leissring, a
well-known merchant, and Mrs. A.B.
Moll, fell down a flight of .stairs to-day
at the residence -of : her dan git ior. ___.
Moll, 12 2*-* Madison street. She remained
unconscious uutil depth, five hours
later. She was of German birth, highly
educated, and' sixty-four years old. . She
will be buried to-morrow at Bangor, this
county, beside her husband, who died
one year ago. •*- ' .
. • j
WHERE IS HORSON? ".;•■(
Mysterious Disappsarance of a
South Dakota Man.
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, S. D., Dee. John Hob
son, manager of Brown's billiard halt
has mysteriously disappeared, and his
brothers believe that he was murdered
for his money. As this is the second
disappearance within a month, the be
lief prevails that Hobson will not be
Stole Twenty-Six Watches.
Special to the Globe.
Hinckley, Minn., Dec. 10. — Two
burglars broke into Bone's jewelry shop
last night, taking twenty-six watches
and a lot of chains, They, were caught
in a box car at Mission Creek and the
watches found on them.
Anxious to File Claims.
"Wavjsau, Wis., Dec. 16.— From pres
ent indications fully *2,000 men will be
on hand to file claims neqt Saturday
when the water reserve lands will be
opened. Crowds of men are entering
the city by every train.
"808 WHITE" IN CHINA.
Thirty Dozen Quail Shipped to the
. Chicago, Dec. 16. -A commission
firm of this city has received and tilled
rather an odd" order. A number of ex-
Chicagoans living In the vicinity of
Shanghai. China, opened correspond
ence, with the firm in ' regard to the
feasibility of importing into the Celes
tial domain a number of live American
quail for the purpose of propagating the
species in that corner of the world. The
order was for 100 dozen, and the first
consignment of thirty dozen has been
shipped, the consignee being J. Ward
Hall. The quail is a hardy bird and
easily adapts itself to circumstances,
and it is not impossible that "Bob
White's" whistle will soon be heard
from the fields ot the Orient.
.-.vr. "- . ■»■
A BLACK MESSIAH.
Kansas City Negroes Seized With
Kansas City, Dec. 16.— Nearly all
the low classed negroes living along tho
levee streets in this city have been
seized with a craze similar to the Mes
siah superstition. The negroes have
been led astray by a vodoo doctor who
came from Bisifiarck. N. 1). He pro
claimed that he was the courier of the
coming black Messiah ami that dances
must be commenced at once. Upon the
very night of his arrival a few darkies
began their dance in a little cabin on
His street ami on the following night
the building 7 would": not hold the con.
verts to the new faith.
■Oi'!.'.. *_«»•■— — '■ —
MICHIGAN'S OFFICIAL VOTE.
The Entire Democratic Stato
Ticket Declared Elected.
Lansing, Mich., Dec. 10.— The offi
cial canvas of the vote in the recent
election has just been completed. It
shows" the following result: For gov
ernor, Edward B. Winans, Democrat,
received IS*'.?-?;} votes, James M. Turner,
Republican, 17*2,205, Partridge. Pro
hibitionist, 28,681, Belden, labor, 153,198.
The Democrats elected nine congress-;
"men anil the Republicans two. Tne en
tire Democratic state ticket was also
elected. 0 _■ Q; tOOOQ' ,
Bej'LlN, Dec. 16.— Prince Christian of
; Denmark, and. Princess Margaret of
; Prussia arc shortly bo be betrothed.