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LOS ANGELES HERALD
THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 34. THE RED MESSIAH. Great Excitement Over the Indian Christ. His Gospel One of Peace and Not of War. An Arapahoe Chief's Interview With the New Savior. A Smart Pah-TJte Thought to Be the lin poster — Bad Indians Pervert His Teachings. Associated Press Dispatches. Chicago, Nov. 17.—General Miles, ac companied by Colonel Corbin, returned this rooming from St. Louis, where he yesterday had a consultation with Sec retary of War Proctor, concerning the alleged Indian trouble in the nor hwest. Colonel Corbin said today there is no doubt that if the Indians were to decide upon an outbreak they could do much harm. They had an abundance of rifles and ammunition, plenty of horses and large supplies of meat; but winter is coming on and the officers think there is not any immediate danger of an out break. Colonel Corbin said the stories of evacuation of districts by settlers in North Dakota are overdrawn. There may be some timid residents who, fearing the redskins, may have left their homes, but the stories of wholesale evacuation are absolutely without foun dation. "We have made," he said, "a careful estimate of the number affected by the Messiah craze, and these are in all not to exceed 30,000 Indians. Of this number, perhaps one-fifth are able bodied warriors, and one-half, 15,000. could bear arms. Such a body, of course, could do much harm if their movements were not properly arrested, but we have taken measures to intercept an outbreak." General Miles has received from the post-adjutant at Fort Custer, Mont., the report of Lieutenant Robertson, who carefully investigated the new religious craze at the Cheyenne agency. His talks were with Porcupine, the apostle of the new religion among the Chev ennes, and with Big Beaver, who ac companied Porcupine on his visit to the new .Christ at Walker lake, Nevada, last year. Porcupine told him that there were several hundred Indians at Walker lake at the time, including representa tives of the Cheyennes, Sioux, Arapa hoes, Gros Ventres, Utes, Sheepeaters, Bannocks and other tribes he did not know. Porcupine first heard of this new Christ at the Arapahoe agenev in Wy oming, where he and some other Chey ennes visited last fall. An Arapahoe had been to the southwestern country in 1888, and told them about it. Porcupine and others were much interested, and determined to see this new Messiah. They went from point to point, travel ing sometimes by railroad and some times by ponies or wagons. Porcupine insisted that the teachings of the new Christ weie in the interests of peace and good order and industry among the Indians. Lieutenant Robertson asked him how it was, then, that certain tribes had made this new doctrine the basis for neglecting their crops, indulging in de moralizing dances and even disorder. Porcupine replied that nearly all the Indians who had gone to hear this new Christ with him, had gone hoping to hear him preach some incendiary doc trine. They were disappointed at hear ing that the new creed required them to simply behave themselves, and con cluded on their return home not to re late strictly what had been told them, but to teach a doctrine more agreeable to the Indians. These men, said Porcu pine to the lieutenant, are all liars, and they are responsible for any trouble that occurs—not the new Messiah. Porcupine cited one case in point, that of a Sioux warrior whom he had heard of but did not know. This man preached that the new Christ told them that belief in his religion gave the In dians a charmed life against the white man. From this rose insolence and trouble. Lieutenant Robertson obtained from Henry Reed, an Arapahoe interpreter, an intelligent half-breed, information which, if true, would establish the iden tity of the so-called new Messiah. Reed says he is a Pah-Ute Indian, named John Johnson, very intelligent, but not an educated man." This man lives on the Walker lake reservation, where the Indians claim to have seen the new Christ. Reed reported that the Arapahoes were much excited over tlie doctrine, and that many of them have even torn down their houses and sold the logs. Reed says the agent and police have entirely lost control over them. From all that Lieutenant Robertson could learn, Porcupine's in fluence has been constantly exerted for good, and in lieu of what he claimed the new Messiah told him, in contradistinc tion to the preachings of the other red skin missionaries. Appended to the lieutenant's state ment is the atatement of Porcupine aa written down by Robertson with the aid of an interpreter. This is a lengthy one, describing in detail how he first heard of the new Christ, and the various stages of the journey himself and com panions made to see him. He said the people at the point where the new Christ "was, seemed all good people, although of many tribes. There was no fighting or drinking. Tlie chiefs of the Homer tribe brought word of the Messiah to remain fourteen days in camp when he would come to see them. He sent them something to eat like a big white nut. Finally one morning hundreds of them gathered at Walker's Lake agency, and just before sundown more people came, dressed in white men's clothes, although mostly Indians, and the Christ was with them". He was not so dark as an Indian, or so light aa a white man. He had a beard and heavy eyebrows. He was dressed like a white man, excepting that he had on moccafins. ■"He commenced our dance, everybody joining in. AYe danced until late, when he told us we had enough. I heard that the Christ had been crucified, said Por cupine, and I saw a scar on this man's wrist and one on his face. Next evening we assembled again. He sang, then trembled violently; then he lay down, apparently dead, while we danced. "Next morning he sat down among us and talked with us, saying: "I am the man who made everything you see around you. I have been to heaven and seen your dead friends. I have seen my own father and mother. They sent me back to teach the people, but the people were afraid of me and treated me badly. This is what they done to me (showing the scars). I found my children were bad, bo I went back to heaven and left them. I told them that in so many hundred years I would come back to see them. My father told me the earth was getting old and worn out and the people were getting bad, and that I was to re new everything as it used to be, and make it better." Porcupine ttdded that the Christ said all the dead were to be resurrected; that t hey were all to come back to earth, and that was too small now. He would do away with heaven, and make the earth itself large enough to con tain all. "He spoke to us about fight ing, and said that was bad, and that we mlist, keen away from it: that we must be friends with one another. He told us not to quarrel or strike or fight or shoot one another; that the whites and Indians were to be all one people. He said if any man disobeyed what he or dered, his tribe would be wiped from the face of the earth. We must believe everything he said, and he would know our thoughts and actions, no matter where we were." "I thought all he said was good," added Porcupine. "When I got back I knew my people were bad aud had .heard nothing of all this. I told them of it and warned them to listen for their own good. I told them the same as I told you. You think I am not telling the truth. You can go and see this man yourself. I will go with you, and I would like some of my people to go too. The Christ talked to all of us in our respective tongues. You can see him in your sleep any time after you have once met him and shaken hands with him." Lieutenant Robertson in partial cor roboration of the story that the Pah-Ute John is the Messiah referred to, says Reed told him Johnson has tatoo marks on his wrist. He is quite wealthy in horses and cattle. PROFESSED DANGER. DAKOTA SETTLERS STILL AFFECT TO BE ALARMED. Sioux Said to be Ready to Begin Their Work of Blood—Generals Milei and Ruger Say There is Little Danger. Mandan, N. D., Nov. 17.—A friendly Indian brings warning from the Sioux reservation. He says there is the great est danger here. The Indians propose to attack Fort Abraham Lincoln, know ing that there are but fifty soldiers there, then capture Mandan, massacre the citi zens and burn the town. The greatest alarm prevails among the people. It is reported that the Indian oolice at Stand ing Rock have torn off their badges and liave revolted. Superintendent Green at Riverside ranch, whose range is near the Sioux reservation, came in this morning. Indians are coming north well-armed, and acting in an unfriendly manner. A number of Indians armed with two guns each and plenty of ammunition, passed through town presumably to stir up the Indians of the reservation north. Set tlers are coming in from the south beg ging the citizens to stir up the authori ties at Washington to action. Enough Indians are traveling about this section to run off all the cattle and kill half the settlers in the country. Settlers Terrorized. Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 17. —A Trib une Mandan, N. D., special says: Settlers from every direction come in, reporting insults from predatory bands of Indians, armed to the teeth. The citizens of Mandan have practically no arms, and are helpless. During the day the entire community was terrorized. A settler comes from ten miles out of town, and states that six Indians camped near his ranch. He told them to be careful of tire. They told him to mind his own business, and tapped their guns. The same fellows this afternoon told a friendly Sioux who lives here that they belong to the army of the Messiah, and were going down to take Kort Lincoln and burn and pillage Mandan and kill the inhabitants. They said the Messiah will lead the army, but they do not ex pect to be ordered "out until spring; but when the Messiah says go, they will go, even if in the depth of winter. Bands are travel ing through the country armed and well supplied with ammunition. Nothing but the immediate appearance of troops will prevent an uprising, in the judg ment, of old Indian soldiers. A number of women and ehildre-i have left for Bismarck and other points east of the Missouri. General Ruger Not Scored. Huron, S. D., Nov. 17.—General Ruger, commander of the department of Dakota, arrived from a visit to varioua posts, reports having found most of the Indians quiet, and Bays there is no oc casion for alarm. There existed some undue excitement among the Sioux at Pine Ridge. "The late dances," Gen eral Ruger said, "increased the excite ment. There seems to be more uneasi ness at Pine Ridge than at any of the other agencies. Should the Indians continue to carry on the dances and the Messiah craze, it may be necessary for the military to give attention to Pine Ridge, though I hope this will not be necessary." What General Miles Bays. Washington, Nov. 17.—A telegram from General Miles was received this morning by General Schofleld, saying that there appears to be no danger of trouble with the Sioux Indians at Rose bud and other Agencies. They begin to distrust the promises of their medicine men about the coming of their Mes siah. Beaaon for Apprehension. Chicago, No\. 17. —General Miles was questioned in person this evening, and TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1890. said: "It would be unwise to say any thing at this time. Anything I said would be telegraphed all over the coun try, and tomorrow would be in the In dian camp. I have nothing to say, but the fact that there is reason for grave apprehensions of trouble with the In dians on the plains. It is serious among all the diffeient Sioux camps, numbering 27,000 men, the Arapahoes, Cheyennes, Shoshones and iComan ches." "Can you say anything of your con sultation with Secretary Proctor?" "Certainly not; that is just the mat ter about which it would "be the most important to Bpeak." Troops Ready to Move. Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 17. —The com mandant at Fort Russell has received orders this evening to have seven com panies of infantry under order to move at a moment's notice. X } OF L. WRANGLING. Trouble Over an Attempt to Mix the Order Up With Politics. Denver, Nov. 17.—1t is stated tonight that the trouble in the Knights of Labor assembly, which has existed since Sat urday morning, was caused by the dis covery of an attempt to use the order for politics. It is said some of the executive officers during the last cam linights to vote for Pattieon? Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, and that in other states the same means were used. The debate was very heated at times, but satisfactory explanations were made and all differences settled. At the evening session Grand Master Workman Powderly, General Worthy Foreman Cavanagh and Secretary and Treasurer Hays, were re-elected. His salary was cut from $5000 to $3500. THE W. C. T. V. Excitement Over Senator Blair and Pray ers for Miss Willard. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 17.—The W. C. T. TJ., at today's meeting, heard the reports of different departments and re-elected the old officers. A resolution endorsing Senator Blair, of New Hamp shire, and urging his re-election, created considerable excitement. After discus sion it went to the committee on resolu tions. Miss Willard was confined to her room on account of illness. Prayers were offered for her recovery. P. T. Barnnm is able to sit up and read the papers, aud attend to some business. TOO MUCH HEAD. WORLD'S FAIR MATTERS AT A PRACTICAL STANDSTILL. The Different Authorities Still Wrangling About Sites—The Same Ground Gone Over and Over Again. Chicago, Nov. 17.—The congressional committee to investigate the world's fair management met again this morning. Director-General Davis was in attend ance, and gave full and comprehensive statements with reference to the site question and the con templated bureaus for the various departments of the fair, and considered any proposition to estab lish foreign bureaus at the expense of the government to be against the spirit of the law. In his opinion there should be one recognized head of the fair to the exclusion of the standing committees. President Baker, of the Chicago board of trade and a member of the local board of directors of the fair, talked at some length. He favored placing the fair in Jackson Park, and agreed with Director-general Davis that the multi plicity of executive heads to the fair was injurious. Baker wound up by saying that he be lieved the national commission had hin dered, rather than helped the work. At the meeting of the executive com mittee of the national commission, to day, President Palmer presented resolu tions adopted Saturday by the Illinois state board of agriculture, protesting vigorously against the proposition of the local board to place a number of build ings on the lake front, and calling on the national commission in its super visor capacity to prevent it. . At a joint conference this evening be tween representatives of the local direc tory, the national commission and the congressional committee, Commissioner Martindale suggested that the South park commissioners be requested to per mit ttie unrestricted use of Washington park. A representative of the local board, however, read a report favoring Jackson park and the lake front |as against Washington park for the main site. There was considerable discus sion, but Martindale's motion was adopted. Tonight, nevertheless, the local di rectory held a meeting, and resolved to recommend placing on the lake front all the buildings which they moved last week to place there, excepting the gov ernment building. This recommenda tion will go before the national commis sion tomorrow. BOTH ELECTED. California Hai Two Democratic Con greamen a* Before. San Francisco, Nov. 17. —The last official returns of the first congressional district were received here tonight. The official canvass gives Gearv (Dem.), 19,278; Barham (Rep.), 19,225; Gearv's plurality, 53. The official returns of Merced county, received tonight, give Blanchard (Rep.), 8688; Caminetti (D.), 990. The official vote of the Second congressional district (complete) stands: Caminetti, 18,044; Blanchard, 18,488; Caminett's plurality, 156. The California delegation in the next congress will stand four Republicansand two Democrats, the same as in the pres ent congress. NEBRASKA POLITICS. The Election Return* Show Decidedly Mixed Results. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 17.—Official re turns from every county in the state give Boyd, D., a plurality of 144. The balance of the Republican state ticket is 'elected by pluralities ranging from 2000 to 5000. The Independents control both branches of the legislature, with the Republicans and Democrats in about an equal proportion. PARNELL'S TROUBLE. His Day of Reckoning Come At Last. Captain O'Shea Obtains His Divorce. Tlie Irish Leader Left in a Pretty Predicament. He Not Only Pays the Piper, but There Is a Clamor for Him to Resign His Party's Leadership. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Nov. 17.—The trial of the O'Shea divorce was resumed this morn ing. The first witness was a servant at O'Shea's house, at Eltham, at the time that O'Shea charges Parnell with naying clandestine visits to his wife. She testi fied that Mrs. O' -hea and Parnell were O'Shea afterward explained that the locking of the door was essential to the safety of Parnell, as members of the secret societies were prowling about the vicinity. She also told witness to deny that Parnell visited the house. Another servant testified that Mrs. O'Shea and Parnell were locked in a room after midnight. This closed the evidence. Mrs. O'Shea's former coachman testi fied to driving Mr. Parnell to Mrs. O'Shea's residence after midnight. Her ex-page testified that he lived in the service of Mrs. O'Shea at East j bourne. Parnell lived in the same house. Another witness testified that Mrs. O'Shea took Eastbourne house and paid the rent. Parnell resided there; also at a house in Regent's park, which Mrs. O'Shea also rented. Mrs. Steele, the sister of Mrs. O'Shea, whom the latter charged with adultery with Captain O'Shea, took the stand. She denied the charge. One of the jurymen insisted that the petitioner be cross-examined on the counter charges made by his wife. The petitioner was recalled. He tes tified that he lived apart from his wife at her desire. He denied the charges of cruelty, and said he had always treated his wife with kindne??, He invited Parnell to his house after challenging him to tight a duel, because he was convinced that his suspicions regarding his wife and Parnell were baseless. A Verdict by Default. As neither the respondent nor the co respondent made a defense, the case was given to the jury, who returned a verdict that adultery had been com mitted by Mrs. O'Shea and Parnell, and that there had been no connivance on the part of Captain O'Shea. The court granted a decree of divorce to the petitioner; it also awarded him the custody of the younger children. The co-respondent (Parnell) pays the costs. In his summing up to the jury, the justice dwelt upon the charge of con nivance made by O'Shea, asking why there was necessity for all the dißguise resorted to by Parnell if the petitioner connived at his wife's infidelity. Parnell Denounced. The provincial newspapers join in a chorus of denunciation of Parnell. Sev eral Gladstonian papers advise his tem porary retirement. The Chronicle says : The middle class electors in England will certainly resist any appeal, even by Gladstone, "to sup port a party led by" Parnell. The News says: Political parties and principles are independent of accident to individual leadership. The discredit attaching to Parnell will not reflect on his party. The Times says: If Parnell intends to remain the leader of his party, he will place the Gladstoniaus in a serious dilemma. The Standard thinks the Gladstonians will court moral destruction if they con tinue even in political intimacy with Parnell. His Political Obituary. The Telegraph publishes Parnell's political obituary. It says he must cease for the present to lead the Nation alist party. It is reported that the fol lowers of Parnell do not desire him to retire unless by his own volition, in which event the leadership of the Irish party will be vested in a commission of which Justin McCarthy will be presi dent. He Will Not Resign. DUBLIN, Nov. 17.—Parnell, in a letter to the Freeman's Journal, reminds his followers of the importance of being in parliament on the opening day. He says it is unquestionable that the com ing session will be one of combat from first to last, and great issues depend upon its course. The London correspondent of the Freeman's Journal declares that Parnell has not the slightest intention of resign ing either the leadership of his party or his duties in parliament. THROUGH A BRIDGE. A Freight Train's Frightful Plunge—A Number of Lives Lost. Kansas City, Nov. 17.—This morning, while a freight train of five cars on the Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwes tern was crossing a bridge over the Kaw river, in this city, a span gave way and precipitated the entire train into the river, thirty-one feet. Fred Allen, fireman ; Henry Coleman (colored); Will Crawford (colored;, and H.Williams (colored)were killed.The last three were employees of Armour's pack ing house, and were riding to their work. Four others were badly injured; some may die. Five employees of Ar mour's were seen to get aboard the ill fated train, and have not put in an ap pearance at the workshops or at their homes. It is feared they are lost. Three tramps, who were on the train, are also missing. All the missing are supposed to have been killed and their bodies probably confined in the wreckage. Sixty hogs were drowned. Later—The missing workmen and tramps have turned up. EASTERN ECHOES. Brief Mention of Current Events Beyond the Ranges. At Savannah, Term., a mob took Ned Stevens (colored), who murdered Sheriff Fraley, from jail, and hanged him to a tree." A project to establish in Boston an institute-where consumptive patients may be treated by Koch's tuberculosis cure, is to be put into operation at once. The Warren line steamer Kansas, from Liverpool November Ist, for Boston, is long overdue, and it is feared she met a mishap. She carried 120 steerage pas sengers. At Martztown, Pa., a building was wrecked, and Henry Epler, Sassaman Hilbert and Charles Oswald instantly killed, and seven others badly wounded, by a boiler explosion. Secretary of State Blame is informed that Moussa Bey, whose reported out rages on American missionaries in Turkey, is a matter of note, has at length been summarily banished to the interior of Arabia. Dispatches from Northern Louisiana and several points in Mississippi report the severest storm Sunday night known for years. Great damage was done to cotton and rice still in the fields, and some warehouses were flooded. At Danbury, Conn., two thousand giris employed in tiie triuiuiiu|j depart ments of eighteen hat factories are locked out. Some of the factories have shut down, the remainder continue work in other departments. Over five thousand hatters are idle. The will of tlie late Robert Ray Ham ilton bequeathes to: "the child, my adopted daughter," an annuity of $1200, to be paid in monthly installments dur ing her natural life. Several other be quests are made, but Eva Hamilton is not mentioned among them. A pay car on the International and Great Northern dashed into the rear end of a passenger train near Kyle, Texas. Some twenty or more passengers were injured, but no one was killed outright. Mrs. Mundy, an actress, received in juries which are expected to prove fatal. The others were only slightly hurt. GOULD DENIES That He Has Secured Control of the Atchison. New York, Nov. 17.—Gould was asked tonight about the report that he had ac quired control of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. ''No, it ia not true," he answered. "Of course I am a heavy stockholder in the company, but I have no desire to extend my present active interest. I may say the same as to the Richmond Terminal. It is not true that I have made any ar rangements to help Sidney Dillon to the presidency of the Union Pacific," The pope will create two new dioceses, one from a portion of the bishopric of Quebec, the other from the bishopric of Montreal. GENUINE BARGAINS! 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 t.hem. Also, S U I T S ! ;(- 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. [J^f 3 Goods advertised on exhibition in our windows. Cor. Spring and Temple Streets. HfsB A YEARK- Buys the Daily Hrbald and $2 the Wiekly Hkrald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. A HARD DEAL. August Olsen in the dutches of the Law. He Is Arrested for the Murder of Ivett. The Jail Guarded to Prevent His Being: Lynched. He Was Not Surprised but Refuses to Talk — More Arrests Ex pected to Follow. Associated Press Dispatches. Merced, Cal., Nov. 17. —A John Doe warrant was sent from here late last night to Edward Latour, of Snelling, for the arrest of August Olsen. Latour, accompanied by John Truesdale, went over to Olsen'a ranch and arrested Olsen and brought him to Mer ced, arriving at 8 o'clock this evening. The othcers and their prisoner took supper at a restaurant, af ter which the party went to the office of Justice of the Peace Robertson, where a warrant was issued, charging Olsen with the crime of murdering John L. Ivett, on or about Sunday, November 9th. He was then conveyed" to the county jail. Olsen refused to talk, saying he des sired to consult his lawyer first. As the officer took him from the sheriff's office to jail, he turned and said: "Good night, boys, this ia a hard deal." The town is quiet and there is no talk of lynching, but for fear 'hat there might be, Sheriff Warfield has taken precaution and placed a strong guard over the jail. The officers who went after Olsen found him in a saloon in La Grange, and stated their mission to him. He did not seem to be much surprised, and ac companied the officers without resist ance. Who the other warrants were for, and why they were not served today, the officers refuse to state. Kansans for Lower California. Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 17.—Four hun dred colonists left yesterday for Lower California. They take all the require ments for co-operative farming and liv ing, including 500 horses, a school teacher and a big community tent,which will be erected to shelter them till houses can be built. They are splen didly equipped. A plot to steal army examination pa pers has been discovered at London. The secretary of war offers a reward.