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Stands for the Interests of
Southern California.
VOL. XXXV.—NO. 34.
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
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
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
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
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
■"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
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.
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
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
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
Beaaon for Apprehension.
Chicago, No\. 17. —General Miles was
questioned in person this evening, and
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
"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.
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
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
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.
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,
The California delegation in the next
congress will stand four Republicansand
two Democrats, the same as in the pres
ent congress.
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.
His Day of Reckoning Come
At Last.
Captain O'Shea Obtains His
Tlie Irish Leader Left in a Pretty
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
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
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
The Standard thinks the Gladstonians
will court moral destruction if they con
tinue even in political intimacy with
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
That He Has Secured Control of the
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
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.
Buys the Daily Hrbald and
$2 the Wiekly Hkrald.
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.

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