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Beg to announce that they have
determined to positively
their entire stock of Decorated
Consisting of products of the
Limoge Factories of
This step has been rendered
Necessary by the rapid advance
in "Local Art," many. users ol
this class of goods preferring to
do their own decorating. Con.
sequently we find ourselves with
a large stock of beautiful
These goods will positively be
This is an
Customers from out of town will
do well to correspond, or, come
in person.
All our stock of vases, rose jars,
bottles, etc., of celebrated pot.,
ter:e3 will be sold
This is "strictly business;" we
are going to devote our down
stairs room to our Manufacturing
Dept., which has outgrown its
present quarters.
IfJ. Seinmetz Jewelry Co,
Leading Jewelers,
V. B.-Finest watch repairing
in ae Northwest. Jewelry made
to eder and repaiitd. Diamond
setttg and engrfving, original
andirtistic. A MAIL oRDER iE
PARMdENT. \Write for a ring
gaul to order j~st the fit with.
These Great Men Might Stop a Hole
and Keep the Wind
Two Dukes and Two Earls, Each
with a Grin History, Pass
A Detested Mainate, a Stingy Duke, a
Ruined Earl and a Pauper Peer
Au Archduchess.
!Special Correspondence of Tae INnrsxucaxT.1
LONDON, Jan. 24.-The grim specter has
played terrible havoo in the ranks of Eng
lish society the last seven days. Two
dukes. Bedford andiopiserset, and two earls,
Devon and Caithness, succumbed after a
few days' illness in each case. Half the
leading families are in mourning. Each of
the four dead noblemen represented an
ancient and proud family in the annals of
history, the two earls in particular: the
earl of Devon as a Courtenay tracing his
descent from the Greek emperors, the
Plantagenets, and by marriage with a
dozen English kings; the earl of Caithness
as a Sinclair, with' the oldest chiefs and
royal rulers of Scotland. The two dukes
are more mediheval in their ancestral
claims, the fortune of the Russells (Bed
ford) having been made by Henry VII. and
those of the Seymours (Somerset) by an
other of the Tudor monarchs.
The public interest, however, in the four
peers lies more in their individual lives
and doings than in their ancestry. Fancy
a duke committing such a vulgar thine as
suicide, and such a rich and powerful duke
as he of Bedford. But he blew out his
brains, nevertheless, and his successor, his
son, till now known as the Marquis of
Tavistock, is likely to end his days in just
such an eccentric manner, For instance,
take the. new duchess, a daughter of a for
mer Lord Somers.. She i5 'a wife ant yet
not a wife, although a lady, of beauty and
of conduct as irreproachable as her father's
rank. Yet it is an open secret that her
husband, although married to her for sev
eral years and in public on apparently most
tender terms, is only husband to her to the
extent of the vows he made at the altar,
no more. They actually resided in differ
ent wings of their family seat during their
honeymoon. But theii, all the Russells are
as eccentric as they are clever and schol
arly. The brother of the late duke was
Lord Odo Russell, the brilliant statesman,
created shortly before his death in 1884, a
peer by the title of Lord Ampthill. He
had a most fervent belief in spiritualism.
His son, the present Lord Ampthill, was
one of the Oxford eight at the last univer
sity boat race.
Another brother of the duke is one of the
most profound Chinese students outside
the bounds of Tartardom. A near kins
man, another great English statesman,
Earl Russell, brought up his family with
great strictness and the result was his eldest
son, Lord Amberley, who predeceased his
father, was as notorious a free thinker and
free lover as he was profound in the attain
ment of every possible 'ism" and "ology."
Lord Amberley's son, the present John
Stanley Russell, second Earl Russell, a
young man of 25,who has tyveled all over
America, was married a fpw months aco,
and his wife, a peautiful yoping girl, is seek
ing for a judicial separation on the ground,
so it is whispered, of cruelty-not blows,
but unnaturalneglect.
To return to the late duke whose remains
were cremated last week gnd who undoubt
edly died, in a moment of. delirium, by his
own hand. He was a man of great learn
ing and enormous fortune and at the same
time one of the most unpopular men in
England. Hastings Russell, as he was
known before the coronet of strawberry
leaves came to him,, was never popular.
le was the most tyrannical and parsimoni
ous of landlords and as his property was
largely in London the populace knew and
hated him. No man did less for charity or
more to make his order detestable to liberal
ideas. He was, it is said, the original of
nusuouy iroimupe a rantagenes raniser,
but then Hastings Russell never had the
warm heart beating beneath the cold exte
rior-at least he never showed it even to
his most intimate friends-which distin
guished "Planty Pael."
The death of an oldj man like the duke
of Somerset is only worth chronicling for
the sake of his noble ancestry, for it may
truly be said of him that a decal coronet
sat very uneasily on his brow, and his whole
life is distinguishable for its barrenness.
This great noble, who -could boast of four
country seats and a town mansion, did not
live as common folkm would imagine, in
the gorg~ons splendor nsually appertaining
to those who rank next to the princes of
royal blood; for Archibald, fourteenth duke
of Somerset, spent a large portion of his ex
istence in a half empty house in Berkeley
square, the drawing-room serving him for
pedestrian exercise, while the number of
hei dependents might be counted on the
angers of one hand.
This noble duke did not even keep his
)wn carriage, but whenever this gracious
)erson was wishful to be carried, a four
whaeler sufficed, and it used to be the
unnniest of spectacles to see this plain old
tex.tleinan, in a wideawake, standing at
he corner of the square trying to catch
cabby's eye on the rank in Davies street,
while cabby was usually as blind as a bat to
he dne"l signals; but when the jehu was
eally r:' ed to see he usually left the rank
amid the jeers of his brethren of the
The cabman's reluctance to carry the
luke may be well understood when it is
tated that the latter usually indulged in
hilling fares, and always insisted upon
aving close on a mile drive for this fabu
ous sam. The late duke, it may be added,
ook little interest in politics, not even
aving taken the trouble to sign the roll of
arliament since he succeeded to the title
ix years ago. His grace was fond of
ictures and has left a valuable collection.
rhich are mostly located at his late reel
sence near rotnes.
The death of the twelfth earl of Devon
etter known as Lord Courtenny, must lead
me to reflect upon the vanity of human
ifs, Clever, agreeable, popular, and the
Wdest eon of one of the most noble families
ot onl of England but of all Europe,
imiwa Courtenay iLemait life with a very
arge silver spoon in his mouth and a ball
hat rolled of its own accord before his
est. At first everything went well. His
ordship was the most correct and adruir
ble of titled members of the lower house.
ut suddenly the young nobleman took the
it in his month And dashed oef down the
nad to ruin ant lightning speed, eventually
peetting into the hankruptcy court for a
remendous figure. His father, a most re
igious, pious and straight-laced old gentle
no, was brokenhearted; and Courtenay,
rho was the most kind and tender-hearted
I men, felt very sincerely the pain his mis.
leeds had caused his father, and this re
morse saddened the remainder of hit days.
is only succeeded to the title about two
years ago, and the Victoria railway statibin
was his headquartera during the last fifteen
years of his life. Why, no one ever knew.
Of the earl of Caithness nothing much
can be said beyond the fact that his title is
well known In America. The father of his
redecessor, the fourteenth earl, was a rov
ugoccentist with an uncouth figure and an
alcohol none. His brilliancy of conversa
tion and his capacity for whisky will be
well remembered in the Union club of New
York, the Somerset, of Boston, the Mary
land, of Baltimore, and the Philadelphia. of
Philadelphia. His son, Lord Berriedale
subsequently fifteenth earl, accompanied
his father on his travels and many of the
golden youth of American cities enjoyed his
friendehip. When he died, two or three
years after his father, he left his large es
tates to an old chum, and for a day or two
it was supposed that the title was extinct.
But an heir-the earl who is ijist dead
was found in a remote cousin, a bank clerk
in Aberdeen. an the humble quill-driver
awoke one morning to find himself greeted
as sixteenth earl of Calthness, inheritor of
all tid lories of he warlike clan of Sin
clair~ end with othly a few hundreds a year
to maintain the title. His son, who, of
course, became Lord Berriedale simulta
neously with his father's accession to the
earldom, was recalled from America. He
was a truck farmer in Dakota. He is now
seventeenth earl of Caithness.
In Vienna last Tuesday, notwithstanding
a biting east wind, thousands were in the
streets waiting to be admitted to the Im
perial chapel, where until noon the Arch
duchess Mario Antoinette was lying in
state. The archduchees lay inn closed cof
fin, covered with red velvet, and almost en
tirely concealed by a wealth of beautiful
flowers, which, with the hundreds of wax
tapers and the dark hangings
of the chapel, made the scene an impressive
one. Officers of the Austrian and Hungar
ian life guards stood on either side of the
catafalque their drawn swords glittering
in the candle light. On a tabouret at the
foot of the coffin lay the gloves and fan of
the ar duchess. On a purple velvet cush
0on ott..he ,coffin, had benn placed her
crown and the arobducal hat. Escorted by
cavalry and infantry the hearse, drawn by
six white horses3 crossed the Josefplatz and
on to the Capucine church on the Neu
markt. At either side of the hearse walked
six noblemen's sons, carrying tapers. These
boys were dressed in the winsome costumes
of court pages of the time of Louis XV, and
walked bareheaded in such cold weather as
We have not experienced for many winters.
Indeed, the funeral took place in a whirl
wind of snow.
The church where adrvice was held by the
archbishop of Vienna in the presence of the
emperor and all the imperial family was
lined with black draperies, the lines of the
architecture and steps and crosses being
marked with linesof white cloth. The only
bit of color was due to the grouping of the
life guards and the pages in their scarlet
uniform. In the vault the court marshal,
Prince Hohenlohe, locked the outer coffin
and gave the key into the keeping of the
father guardian of the Capucines. With
that the ceremony was over. The coffin
occupies the center of the vault and will re
main there until another death occurs, when
it will be moved to its proper place. The
last coffin to arrive is always placed in the
Italy Faithful to the Triple Alliance
German Poibtles.
ICopyright.11891. New York Associated Prses.]
BERLIN, Feb. 7.-Official assurances from
home that Marquis de itudini will person
ally guide Italy's foreign policy, assnumiup
Signor Crispi's encagements, inciuding
strengthened armament, have removed
much disquiet here. Emperor William
had a communication from King Humbert
at the earliest period of the crisis intimiat
ing his determination to agree to no min
istiy that would imperil the dreibund.
Chancellor Caprivi, during his recent visit to
Milan, arranged for the completion of the
Italian armament with newest weapons,
smokeless powder, etc., involving the outlay
of the money derived from the new Italian
loan, to which Crispi assented. On
Caprivi's return here diplomatic documents
forming an appendix of the treaty of alli
ance were recetved, Signor Crispi formally
pledging Italy to, army reforms, in which
the German government was to assist in
the manufacture of weapons, production of
munitions and furnishing skilled instruc
The question troubling the emperor and
confidants wes how far Crispi's successor
would accept the engagements made. Dr.
Miguel assisted in the solution of the crisis
by getting it group of German financial
houses to promise to facilitate the new
Italian loan when it should be found
necessary for the government to obtain
funds. Until the Italian cabinet shall
have beeat completed and its char
acter seen, the position will remain
rather insecure. The emperor has not yet
nettled the successorship to Waldersee.
The latter aimed to succeed Moltke in the
virtual control of all the German armies.
the emperor means to succeed Moltke him
;elf and that his chief of general staff must
be of strictly subordinate spirit. Further
3hanges in the ministry are imminent.
Debates on colonial matters in the
reichstag have disclosed the fact that there
bas been a rapid abatement in the fervor
A members favoring German colonial ex
uension. No prominent man of any party
has avowed adherence to the projects for
further territorial acquisition. Much
doubt is expreseed as. to the value of terri
lory secently annexed by Germany.
Although the government has practically
nI1uumu .10 vv~11ucu uitpraucuunnly
abandoned the monopoly of the production
of Koch lymph, measnues are being pre
pared for rigid state control of its sale and
supervision of its inanufaoture. Chemists
will not be allowed to sell it unless analysts
have confirmed its purity. Under order
from the ministry, all clinics report results
of treatment by the Koch method. So far
as received a majority of the reports are in
favor of the treatment. Some, however,
report disastrous iesults.
A Letter from leo.
Roimr, Feb. 7.-The pope has finished the
long and exhaustive study he has been
making of the educational question in the
United States, and is preparing a letter to
Cardinal Gibbons upon the subject of
Archbishop Ireland's discourse. The pope
is highly satisfied with Cardinal Gibbons'
statement and bases his reply upon the
facts set forth in the cardinal's letter. The
pope has forbidden Catholic papers to com
ment on the fall of Crispi, and believes the
ex-premier will return to power, owing to
the influence of the dreibund.
Patti Under Arrest.
LOaNDON, Feb. 7.-The Berlin correspond
ent of the Herald says the police served an
order of arrest on Madame Patti in behalf
of the St. Petersburg authorities for breach
of contract in refusing to sing unless her
advance money was deposited with her
bankers. The serving of the order caused
a sensationai scene. Madame Patti was
compelled to deposit the sum of $2,100 in
order to obtain her liberty.
Knew Robert Itay liamitou.
PuAts, Feb. 7.-A brother of the late Itob
art Ray Hamilton, now in this city, has oh
lained the evidence of a man establishing
the identitysof the body found in Idaho.
He wis persotally acquainted with Robert
Ltay Hamilton and states that there is no
loubt that the body was that of the unfor.
6unate gentleman.
Ireland Vielorlous.
LONOxN. Feb. 7.-Mahr. champion pugil
at of Irelandr and Lambert, of Canada,
'ought at the rooms of the Polloan club this
,Youing for £1.000 a side. Lambert was
mooked out la the first round.
Judge McHatton Says it Will Take
Forty Days to Get a
In the Meantime All Court Busi
ness Will be Held in
Wil Apply for a Writ to Free a Prls.
oner-Crushed by a Failing
Bu r. Feb. 7.-[8peclal.1-The decision
oft supreme court in the Davis case, re
qui rg the court here to appoint a corn
mi4 n and proceed with drawing a jury
acoor bng to the requirements of the stat
utes )te caused no little excitement here.
It wp phut down not 9nly the trial of the
Davis aene but all other jury business until
this order has been complied with. Judge
MoRHtton said to-night that at least forty
days would be required to complete the
formalities laid down by the supreme
court and the business would be
at a standstill during that time.
This wait will add very largely to the
costs of the Davis suit as there are a large
number of witnesses from Iowa and Arkan
sas who will either be obliged to wait here
or make the trip home and back. The ex
'erts who have been examining the will for
both sides will also have the pleasure of a
double trip across the continent.
The decision also opens up a field for liti
gation regarding cases disposed of by juries
drawn in this illegal manner. In the opin
ion of several guod lawyers the only
tafsgtard lies in the fact that the juries
have riot been objected to and the supreme
court nay hold this to be a waiver of all
righq lf objection. One criminal lawyer
here announced to-piglit that he would
bringthe matter up on a writ of habeas
corpui at once and attempt to get at least
one isan out of the penitentiary.
A Fatal Accident Befails A. J. Graver in
Missoula County.
MIlhOUlA, Feb. 7. - [Special.] - At 12
o'clock last night T. E. Welen, of Bear
mouthi. came into the city to secure a cas.
ket for the remains of A. J. Graver, a man
well known in western Montana. Graver
was in the employ of Welsh Bros., hauling
logs. No one saw the accident and the first
intimation that anything was wrong was
when his team came up to the skidway
without a driver. The men hurried back
and fodnd Graver's body on the side
of the road. Indications pointe'd unmis
takabl' that the top log of the load on
which he was riding had fallen off, carryiing
hiki :ith it, and had rolled over thei flor
feet to head, killing him instantly. When
found the huge log laid on the ground two
feet from his head.
This morning while Addison Sterling, an
employe in the hardware department of the
Missoula Mercantile company, was lifting
a keg of nuts the top hoop came off and le,
losing his balance, fell down the elevator
shaft, breaking his left arm,
Eastern Creditors Making a Struggle for
the Stock.
B1r3Ec, Feb. 7.-LSpecial.]-'The eastecp
creditors of J. t. Boyce & Co. were caught
to-night in a very strange game which they,
atterppted to play upon the local creditors.
WhenwBoyce first failed he made 1a assign
went in which he preferred the First Na
tionalbank and two others. Their claims
nearlai covered his available assets, that of
the i bank being $60,000. After try
ing in every way to effect
a settlement which would let
them in, the gentlemen from the east at
tempted to reach the stock through the
United States court. Yesterday they ap
plied for an order citing the First National
to appear and show cause why the assign
ment should not be set aside and a custo
dian appointed. This was granted, and
United States Marshal Furay came over to
day to take charge of the stock. Meanwhile
the bank had heard of the action and as it
would put them on an equality with
all the other creditors started out to break
the combination. With the consent of all
the preferred creditors the assignment was
dropped and the bank placed an attachment
on the stock. A deputy sheriff was put in
chargeand when Furay arrived he found that
his occupation was gone. The first attach
ment will make the bank come first and its
claim will have to be satisfied before the
othem can come in. It was a Waterloo for
the gentlemen from the east and they have
been casting about all night for some means
by which they can get control of the stock.
At one time they talked about taking it
away from the sheriff, but that plan was
Iropped as not being fecasible.
At a late hour to-night Furay served his
writ of attachment noon the sheriff and
lemanmded possession of the stock. This
was refused and there the matter has been
allowed to rest. Furay will report service
and that possession was refused him. The
thief mover in the United States attach
acent is J. V. Farwell & Co., who have $10,
1X0 at stake.
Ililshop Brewer at Livingsion.
I.tdNO5TON, Jan. 7.-I Special. I-A rerep
;ion was held at the residence of hey. J.
W. Van Ingen last evening in honor of
Ilishop Brewer, of Helena. A large nuam
icr of the parishioners of St. Andrews and
Episcopal church and friends of the bishop
attended. Refreshments were served and ia
laeesant time had by all. The bishop will
ewain in Livingston over Sunday and
3reach morning and evening in St. Andrews
church. A large class will be confirmed
after the morning services.
Murray and the lilue 15urd.
lirre, Feb. 7.-1 Special. -The now cele
rated case of J. A. Murray vs. the Blue
bird was brought up in the district couat
t-day, having been remanded from the
Inited States court at Helena. Defen
lInts tiled a motion for a modification of
lie present injunotion, allowing them to
work mut ore below the 800 foot level and
vithin their-sido lines. It will be argued
icxt Saturday.
No Idection in Illinals.
Si'aucurnoi.c, ill., Jan. 7.-In joint session
o-day the legislature took several ballots
or United States senator, but as no quorum
tas present the assembly adjourned to
South Dakota Covered With a Foot sed a
RAPID CQT, S. D., Jan. 7.-A tremendous
storm prevails in this section of the state.
From fifteen to eighteen inohes of snow
has fallen and great drifts block the
streets. Trains on the Elkhorn Valley road
are abandoned and ranohmen in the vicin
ity dare not venture to their homes.
Seven hundred Ogallala Indians, with an
escort of troops and Cheyenne scouts, on
the way to Fort Keogh and 'longue River,
Montana, were compelled to go into camp
last night forty miles from this city, travel
being out of the question while the blizzard
Electric System Dlmasged.
ALrANY, N. Y., Feb. 7.-The effect of to
day's snow storm upon the electrical eya
tenis of this city was the most disastrous
ever known. Snow began falling this af
ternoon and before ten o'clock to-night
hundreds of wires were broken down and
over fifteen large telephone and, telegraph
poles snapped and fell. The average fall
of snow is only about five inches,
Several Snow Slides.
OURAY, Col., Feb. 7.-The road between
here and Ironton is completely blockaded
by snow slides for a distance of 1,600 feet,
and at another point called "Little River
Slide" the road is blockaded for 1500 feet.
Several small slides occurred at and near
thq Mickey Breen mine.
Jim Hall, of Australia, Wants a Go at
the Champion.
Cmcanoo, Feb. 7.-The famous Australian
book makers, Barney Allen and Joe Harris,
now in this city, have issued a challenge on
behalf of Jim Hall, of Australia, to fight
Bob Fitzsimmons to a finish, before any
recognized athletic club that may be mutu
ally agreed upon, for a purse and a side bet
of $10,000, Marquis of Queenabury rules.
A forfeit of $1.000 has been deposited with
a Chicago newspaper.
A Munificent llara.
New Yonir,Feb. 7.--Banker Jesse Seligman
has received from Baron Hirsch a cable.
gram notifying him that the trustees of the
Baron Hirsch fund in thihcountry may
draw on him for $2,500,000, to be applied to
the relief of immigrant Jews who have
come here and are destitute. The income
from this sum is to be devoted to the
ameliorating of the condition of poor Jews
by giving them homes in fertile farming
districts where they can make their own
living. If the trustees find it necessary to
draw on the principal of the fund they are
authorized to do so and Baron Hirsch has
promised to make the difference good.
During the past year the baron gave an
average of $10,000 a month for the relief of
indigent Hebrews in this country.
A Groundless Scare.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 7.-Sheriff Younggren
and County Auditor Jadis, of Kittson
county, who have returned to Hallock from
the Roseau valley and Lake of the Woods.
report to Governor Merriam that the set
tlers, because of the Indian scare, are
leaving those localities in large num
bers. At Jadie, on the Rosean river,
the-aettlers were building a stockade and
had organized a volunteer company to de
fend themselves. against the Indians. The
officials say the whole business seems to
have been started by evil disposed persons.
Between 300 and 400 people have left their
homes and most of them are in a very des
titute condition. As they left their stock
to shift for themselves they will doubtless
lose many cattle.
Excitement in flhrielona.
BAncELONA, Feb. 7.-The excitement
caused by the recent electoral contest, by
which the republican leader. Salmeron,
was, according to the republicans, unfairly
defeated by the conservative candidate, has
not abated. The troops at the gar
ison are confined to their barracks
and preparations are being made ao
send strong reinforcementd to this city
should the state of affairs call for an ad
ditional display of forces. 'thousands of
people not connected with the republican
party have signed petitions which have
been forwarded to Madrid, asking the gov
ernment to dismiss the civil governor and
other officials from office in consequence of
the outrageous treatment upon the part of
the mounted gend'armes who charged the
crowd Wednesday.
This from Quay.
NEw Yonx, Feb. 7.-A Washington spe
cial to the Herald gives an interview with
Quay, in which he says, in answer to an
inquiry: "I regard Hill's election to the
senate, if it secures to Cleveland the presi
dential nomination, as it is alleged it
will do, the best thing that could hap
pen for the republicans. it is plain
that Hill only can carry New York and that
Cleveland would lose the state without any
doubt. It tends to simplify the case veiy
much." Quay refused to say who he
thought the republicans would nominate.
but thought that if Blame cared to run and
received the nomination. Pennsylvania
would undoubtedly be for him.
Hopeful Feeling Out'.
Dummnu, Feb. 7.-The McCarthyites have
organized an opposition meetink at Stra
bally, Queens county, to-morrow at the
same time Harrington and bearny expect
to address the Parnellite meeting. A large
force of police has assembled in view of the
possible disturbance of the peace. The
Freeman's Journal says the Boulogne con
ferences, though prommuctive of a hopeful
feeling, ate us yet without fuiml result.
Sao Deathbed Smeenes.
ltinm.ivturov. Ii., Feb. 7.-W. II. Culbert
son, a leading attorney of Burlington, died
this morning, aged (67. Mrs. Chamberlin, a
prominent Hurlington lady. was present at
his death. was overcomie by the snd scenes
and died in a short time. Mrs. Wyman, also
a prominenti lady. is ii a precarious condi
tion, having also been overcome by the
deathbed scenes.
itudinu's Cabinet.
Ipnote, Feb. 7.--It is announced that the
Marquins de itudini has succeeded in form
ing the basis of a new Italian cabinet. The
following are the names and portfolios de
cided upon: De itudini. primier and mninis
ter of foreign affairs; Nicolers, interior;
Pelloux, war; Branca, finance; Chimuire,
agriculture; louzzatti, treasury. l'he others
are not yet decided upon.
ily the Explosion of tinas.
WILmcKmsou As, Pa.. Feb. 7.-hhy the explo
sion of gas in the Siimuon & Watson mines
at Wyoming this evening Nat Kate and
Charles Kirk were killed and William toss
and Lither Michael fatally iujuugd. A
naked miner's lamp caused the explosion.
%Viil Investigate the ('ausi.
Kasonm CITY, Feb. 7.-The coroner has
determined to make a searchink investiga
tion into the cause of the death of John B.
Ella, the consumptive patient who died
after being treated with what purported to
be Koch's lymph,
Secretary Noble Has a Conference
With the Sioux Chiefs in
Several Things Are Mentioned
That They Would Like to
Have Changed.
They Want Work. So They Say-Glib Pro
testatlons of Peaceful Inteatlons
Washington News.
WAsnexoTon, Feb. 7.-The conference be
tween Secretary Noble and the Sioux Indiar
delegation began this morning at the in
terior department. The secretary of war
and Mrs. Proctor and Miss Proctor wern
present. and also the wife of Secretary No.
ble and Miss Halstead. The conference wam
opened by Secretary Noble, who said: "Yot
were represented here just after the agree
ment with General Crook was made. Yot
made certain requests and complaints at
that time and you received certain promisee
from me. 'There has been trouble sinco
then and you have come again to say whai
you think proper as to the cause of the
trouble. The secretary is here to
tell you that he has kept hii
word, but if there is anything more he car
do through friendship for the Sioux he Ii
ready to do it. He is your friend and the
Great Father told him to be your friend.
He wants you to talk to him as friends and
he will meet you in the same spirit." The
secretary then asked it the Indians hac
made arrangements about speakers. He
could not hear them all but would listen tc
a few and he desired them to speak briefly.
He added that if io objection was made he
would hear from John Grass, Hollow Horn
Bear, American Horse, Two Strike, Hmmi
and Young-Men- Afraid-of-His-Horse.
In response Louis Renoltre said this art
rangement was not eatisfactory, as it was
desired that each agency should be repre.
sented. The secretary replied that he
would hear John Grass and American Horse
and then take counsel with them as to whc
should follow,
John Grass then came forward. Rev. C
S. Cook, Episcopal minister at Pine Ridge,
acted as interpreter. Grass at once began
to speak of the recent trouble among the
Indians, the origin of which be did nol
know. They had come for the purpose of
conferring with the secretary in regard tc
the matter. The Indians, he said, did not
desire to be driven back to their wild life,
but wished to consult with the
president, su as to determine upon
the future. The Indians thoughi
it . desirable that agents saould
be civilians rather than military .uy, It
part he said that formerly the lStait
agent's opportunities to stesal were greet
but now it was difficult for them to adopi
such practices. The agents of late years
he said, were good men. In speaking of hie
own reservation (Standing Rook) he said
the threatened troubl ha been put down
by Indian police. They believed in Indian
police and he requested en increase of fifty
men. Grass then shcok hands with the
secretary and took his seat.
American Horse was the next speaker.
He displayed considerable natural ability
and made a graceful preface to hisremarlks,
referring in complimentary terms to the
secretary and the ladies present,
The government, he said, had
made mistakes in their attempt
to civilize the Indians. He proceeded to
enumerate these mistakes. Instead of po
sitions at agencies being tilled in by Indi
ans, white men crowded them out a d took
the places. What his people wanted was a
chance to rise and fill positions of trust
and consequence that were within their
reason. He then smoke of religious mat
ters and said there were three religious
bodies on their reservations who were try
ing to teach them to live better lives, and
especially to bring about religions mar
riages. But they did not want to be com
pelled to marry certain persons. The sea
rotary inquired who had sounht to compel
them to marry. American Horse replied
that he referred most particularly to per
sons who eloped. When the couple were
brought back the agent obliged them to be
Young-Man-Afraid-of-His-Horses related
his services in the interest of harmony dur
ing the late trouble. He brought his people
...... ... 1 ha..i 5,n,. in th. ai arms.
111i canip ana nau iurueu us sues nlaii.
"How many?" queried the secretary, and
the orator was somewhat nonplussed. He
knew the total was small and did not care
to say. He hoped the government would
not only educate the children, but also give
them something to do when they finished at
school. Two Strike said he had made peace
with General Miles and was now going tc
do what he could to maintain it. Hume
said about 300 of his people had been killed
and there should be some consideration
shown the survivors. He wanted rations in
creased and continued.
Hollow Horn. Bear and Mledicine Bul
talked briefly, and then Secretary Noble
saoke to the Indians. lie said that the In
doin must not te discouraged. He would
be supported as long as he endeavored to do
well. There were two sides to the question
ofwhat is due from the Indian. Up to 1884
the Sioux had been given $42,000,-.
000 by the goveinment. The
government acknowledges its treaties
aud arrangements with the Sioux. Since
18-I, when this monuey was paid, there had
been much more money paid aocurding to
the treaty. The secretary then quoted sta
tistics as to issues to the Indians. The
schools tlhe Indians want have been kept
lip at all igencies. and industrial schools,
such as they want, have also been re-estab
lished lt Pierce, and another
school will be put up at Flandreau.
Ftariers have been kept at different
agencies to show the Sioux how to farm
land. It was I luere accident that $100,000
shoukl have been out off the Sioux appro
priation iunitediately titter the agreetuent
with Gen. (took. It would have been t. a
sime it there had been no agreement.
Theie things should convince the Sioux
that the government had been trying to do
what was right for the Indians.
In conclusion the secretary advised the
Indians to think over the many things the
government had done for themu; to look at
the promises made by General Crook, and
have confidence in what he said. The sec.
retary said he wanted the Indians to make
up their minds to do the best they could to
educate or to have educated their childien.
and never to let their young men dream
that they could ever get anything by force
from the United States.
The Democratic Caucus.
W Amsinosro, Feb. 7.-The caucus of deam.
ncratic members of the house, called to'
(ether at the suggestion of itland, was
slimly attended, only sixty-one members
being present. The silver bill was the eels
topic 4f consideration, and after several
resolutions had been offered and with
Irawn, the following resolution, offered by
Richardson. of Tennessee, was unasaimona.
lv adopted: "It is the sense of this cauoas
that the senate silver bill hs, in our oplaloq,
an important pablio aseesares, bivi

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