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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 39. A DEVILISH PLOT. Latest Phase of the Indian Trouble. A Death Trap Set for General Brooke's Soldiers. Total Annihilation of the Troops Planned a la Custer. A Friendly Scout Gives Timely Warning. Conflicting Reports as to the Extent of the Danger. Assooiatcd Press Dispatches. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 22. —A special from the correspondent of the Bee at Pine Ridge agency, received at a late hour tonight, contains the most startling news yet received of the Indian trouble. It is to the effect that William McGau, formerly a government scout, and now a rancher, arrived at the agency this evening with a story of a plot to massa cre the soldiers under General Brooke. He enjoys a wide friendship among the Indians, and a few nights ago stopped at their camp. When supposed to be asleep he was really awake and listening to the plan out lined by the bucks. The place where they hold the ghost dance is a narrow valley, on two sides of which are dense clumps of trees. The Indians planned to keep up the dance until the soldiers interfered. Then the devilish plot will be put into execution. The dance will be kept up in the middle of a natural amphitheater, and when the soldiers defile down the valley between the trees the hundreds of Indians who will be concealed therein will mow them down with their rifles. McGau says they talked the matter over in tbe most calculating manner, figuring just bow they will dispose of the braves so as to insure the killing of every soldier. McGau, as soon as he could get away, hastened to the agency to inform General Brooke of the awful fate projected for him. This story has removed from the minds of the officers the last doubt of the bloodthirsty spirit that has taken possession of the In dians. THE GOVERNMENT NEWS. Official Reports From the Scene of Trouble. Washington, Nov. 22. —The war de partment has authorized the number of Indian scouts in the division of Dakota to be increased by five hundred men. They will be selected from the Indian police and other disciplined Indians. Major General Schofield this afternoon said every hour passed without an out break, brightened the prospects for a peaceful settlement of the pending dis turbance. Secretaries Proctor and No ble were in consultation this afternoon with the president, who manifested much interest in the subject, and de cided that two regiments of cavalry should be sent to Pine Ridge from Ari zona and New Mexico. Dispatches from General Miles state that the separ ation of the friendly and turbulent In dians is proceeding rapidly at Pine Ridge. General Brooke anticipates no immediate trouble, and thinks separa tion will make easier the task of re straining the turbulent Indians from overt acts. Telegrams have been re ceived confirmatory of the reports that the Messiah craze is rapidly extending north, and across the Canadian line, under the operation of Sitting Bull's emissaries. >' Acting Indian Commissioner Belt has sent a circulai to all Indian agents, ex cept the agents of the tribes in Dakota, in regard to the ghost dance. He says: "It is very important, in view of the ten dency of such excitement to obtain a general hold upon the Indians, that the office be kept advised as to the condition of affairs at each agency, with the view to the adoption of all proper precaution ary measures to prevent an outbreak of the Indians and enforce obedience by them to all the regulations of this de partment. You are therefore instructed to keep this office fully posted by letter, or by telegraph if the emergency should require." Acting Commissioner Belt has re ceived the following telegram from Agent Dixon: "The Indians at Crow Creek and Lower Brule are under good con trol. Have had three leaders from other reservations under arrestat Crow Creek, and discharged them under promise of good behavior. The Indian police are sufficient protection under present indi cations. There are no Indians away from the reservation bo far as the police can ascertain." GHOST SEANCES. Weird Incantations Kept Up In the Vicin ity of Pine Ridge. Omaha, Neb.', Nov. 22. —A special to the Bee from the Pine Ridge agency says: Two of the most reliable scouts in the government employ report to Gen eral Brooke that last night 160 lodges of the vvounded Kneo fanatics, including gome of the most desperate and treach ous redskins in thia part of the country, moved to White river, twenty miles north of here, and again begun the ghost dance, in a wilder manner than known thus far. The scouts talked with sev eral leaders, and all declare that they would shoot any government officials or soldiers who attempted to suppress the dance. This ia by far the most menac ing news that has come to General Brooke since hia arrival. The Indiana in these 150 lodges are armed with Win cheaters, navy revolvers and knives, have large quantities of ammunition and provisions, and are receiving heavy reinforcements hourly. Gen. Brooke re ceived a telegram from Gen. Miles last night, giving him power to call just as many more troops to this point as he deemed expedient. Some of the acouts and Indian police sent out Thursday to notify the non dancing faction to move into tbe agency precincts until the trouble was settled, have returned. They report the friendly Indiana willing to come in. Some have already done so, and it is believed all will be in by Sunday night. The dan gerous work of bringing tlie disturbers to time will begin Monday morning. (ieneral Brooke has received an in timation that the war department will certainly insist upon the suppression of the ghost dance at all hazards. Both the commandant and the agent were greatly chagrined and nettled at learn ing last night that another lot of some 300 Rosebud warriors had put in an ap pearance, as if they had risen out ot trie earth, only twelve miles northwest of here, and were preparing to establish a ghoat seance. These all have Winches ters, and are loaded down with ammu nition. WON'T STOP DANCING. A .Master of the Ghost Dance Writes an Insolent Letter. Omaha, Nov. 22.—A special to the Bee from Pine Ridge agency says: Cen sus enumerator Bee, who arrived this morning from a trip through the more distant portions of the reservation, is of the opinion that the ghost dances will result in trouble before many days. The settlers on the borders of the reserva tion, he says, are flying out. General Brooke is non-committal, but evidently much troubled. He thinks the crisis is not far away. Agent Royer received a communication from Little Wound, high priest of the dancers, in which the chief says he wants to know what the soldiers are coming for. The dance is a religious one, said he, and we are going to keep it up until spring. If we find the Christ does not appear we will stop, but not in the meantime, troops or no troops. He announced that he would start another dance .at Medicine Root creek tomorrow morning. He said he had been in formed that the soldiers would stop their rations. He does not care, he says, as what they get does not amount to anything, but if such is the case he wants to know,so his people won't have the trouble of going to the agency. He concluded with an emphatic reiteration that they would not stop dancing. Dr. Royer has not yet replied. DRAWING IN HIS HORNS. Sitting Bull Stops tho Ghost Dunces in His Caiup. Minneapolis, Nov. 22. —A Standing Rock agency special to the Tribune says: Major McLaughlin's visit to Sit ting Bull's camp had the effect of stop ping, for a time at least, the ghoat dances. McLaughlin received a letter from Bull yesterday, who says he has taken his friend's advice and stopped the dances. Bull's child is very sick, or he would come to the agency today to draw rations. It is reported here today that Bull's followers are growing less, because the Messiah has not appeared, and that discourages the chief. The agent thinks the re is no probability of trouble here at present, and may not be this winter or spring. He is "working hard on the Indians with a score of able assistants, and makes a strong argument against the craze. The people en the east side of the river are fleeing for their lives, with no one in pursuit. The ex citement is all unwarranted. The report of a massacre forty miles south is be lieved to be unfounded. SCARED SETTLERS. The Alarm General All Along the East Side of tho Missouri. Minneapolis, Nov. 22.—The Tribune's Aberdeen, S. I)., special says: Reports indicate that the Indian scare is general all along the east side of the Missouri river, north of Pierre to Mandan. The settlers are becoming very much alarm ed and fleeing to the towns, leaving most of their possessions behind them. At Gettysburg there seems to be the most excitement, and Governor Mel lette has gone there tonight with a large supply of arms and ammunition, hoping to quiet the alarm. Telegrams were received by him tonight from sev eral points asking assistance. Dispatches from the commanders at Forts Yates and Supply, say everything is quiet. It is evident that most of the alarm ig groundless. GRAVE DANGER. An Outbreak Expected in the Spring, if Not Sooner. Minneapolis, Nov. 22. —A special to the Tribune from Mandan, N. IX, says: Settlers were coming into Sims, forty miles west of here, all day ; roving bands of Sioux scared them. More guns were shipped tonight. A dispatch from Fort Keogh states that the Twenty-second infantry leaves Keogh Monday morning for Fort Lin coln. It is reported at Keogh that the troops at Ellis and Missoula have re ceived orders to be ready for active work in North Dakota. The actions of the In dians satisfy everybody that grave dan ger exists oi an outbreak in the spring, if not before. Parties in today from Mercer county report insolent behavior of the Indians. NO GROUND FOE ALARM But Settlers Are Fleeing for Their Lives •lust the Same. Mandan, N. D., Nov. 22.—Sheriff Bur genbeimer this morning received a tele gram from Sims, a town forty miles west of here, stating that people are coming in from the Muddy and Heart rivers, having been warned by the Sioux to look out for themselves. The sheriff shipped forty guns to Sims and Hebron. Captain Halleren, the com manding officer at Fort Abraham Lin coln, maintains that there is no ground for alarm. THE SCARE SUBSIDING. Tho Danger Believed to Be Confined to a Few Agencies. Minneapolis, Nov. 22. —The Tribune's Bismarck special says: The Indian scare in this section is subsiding. A dispatch from Governor Mellette of South Dakota to the officials in Bis marck, says these is no foundation for the rumors of Indiana crossing the river into Campbell county, and all rumors of an outbreak in South Dakota are un founded. The danger now is believed to be at Pine Ridge and other southern agencies. No Danger of An Uprising. San Antonio, Nov. 22.—General Stan ley, commanding the department of Texas, said today fie had received no notification 'from the department re garding troops for the Indian country, as reported last night. He also said he thought there was no danger of an up rising. SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1890. SPORTING MATTERS. Stamboul's Failure to Lower His Record. A Phenomenal Two-year-old Pacer Discovered. The Human and Equine High Jump Records Broken. Tommy Warren Wins a Prize Fight—Joe Acton Floors the Strangler. Baseball Games. Associated Press Dispatches. Stockton, Nov. 22. —Stamboul was not feeling right today, and could not trot better than 2:l3'i. The horse had not recovered from the effects of the hard work given him two days ago. He was first given the word on the fourth at tempt to start, but broke after making the first quarter in 33 seconds, and came back lor another start. After a short rest, he was sent off again. Gold smith held the first quarter down to 33 seconds; the half-mile post was reached in 1:05 ; the three-quarters in 1:39%, and the mile in 2:13>.i. Gold smith has decided to make another trial next Saturday. Chief Thorn, a 2-year-old pacer, owned by L. U. Shippee, created the sensation ot the day by making a mile in tho re markable time of 2:20 U. The judges announced that it was the fastest record ever made by a 2-year-old pacer on the coast, and the fastest but one in the world. Lottery Ticket trotted against 2:20.?4, and made a mile in 2:25. Shippee's Moses S. trotted against his record of 2:19.,. He made a mile in 2:20. California lowered his record to 2:27. The meeting will be kept open till Saturday for another trial to lower Stamboul's record. CALIFORNIA BALL GAMES. The Senators and Colonels Victorious in Saturday's Games. Sacramento, Nov. 22. —The Sacra mentos had a walk-over with the Stock tons in the first game today, and won by a score of 6 to 2. Hickenbotham, the new Stockton pitcher, did excellent work, but was given poor supuort. Stockton, Nov. 22. —The second game Was an exciting affair, and the visitors came near losing the game. Harper was put in the box after the seventh inning by tbe manager of the Sacra mentos, who feared Stockton would bat Kilroy too hard. The game ended, how- I ever, in a victory for the Senators by a score of 8 to 7. San Francisco, Nov. 22. —The Oak land* again defeated San Francisco to day, in a game full of errors and poor playing, by a score of 0 to 8. THE FISTIC ARENA. Little Fakir Warren Wins a Battle at New Orleans. New Orleans, Nov. 22. —Tommy War ren of California and Tommy Miller of Indianapolis fought before the Audubon Athletic club tonight ior $1000. Miller could hardly hit Warren at all, and was knocked out in the third round. Boston, Nov. 22. —Ike Weir has re ceived a telegram from Phil Archibald, a San Francisco book-maker, asking if he was ready to depart for Australia, December 13th. Archibald guarantees expenses and backing for a battle with Griffo, the Australian featherweight. Weir starts for fan Francisco next week. SLUGGER SULLIVAN. Falls Through a Window and Kicks a Fellow Showman. TAUNTon, Mass., Nov. 22. —John L. Sullivan and Duncan B. Harrison, with other members of their company, struck this city yesterday. Sullivan celebrated in his usual manner, and nearly broke his neck by falling through a window at the City hotel. During the afternoon he varied the monotony by kicking Harrison in the back. Harrison went to Boston to day, and it is feared his spine is injured. HIGH JUMPERS. Both the Human and Equine Records Broken. Providence, R. 1., Nov. 22.—At Nar raganaett, today, D. E. Lomergan, of Roxbury, Mass., broke the record for a atanding high jump without weights, clearing 5 feet 2M inches. Chicago, Nov. 22. —Filemaker tonight broke all previous equine records for high-jumping. With a run of less than 30 feet, he jumped over bars 7 feet 2)4 inches high without scratctiing. Tom Potter rode him. Acton Throws the Strangler. San Francisco, Nov. 22.—Evan Lewis, the strangler, weighing 188 pounds, and Joe Acton, weighing 162, wrestled tonight at the new Wagwam, for $500 and sixty-five per cent, of the gate receipts." By the terms of the match Lewis was to throw Acton twice in two hours. He only succeeded in throwing him once in that time, and the match was awarded to Acton. THE FIRE FIEND. Several Large Industrial Establishments Burned Out. Paterson, N. J. y Nov. 22.—This morn ing the extensive silk mill of Banford Bros., was burned, together with the residence of the proprietors. Loss, $400,000; insurance, $200,000. The 300 employees, including women, became panic-sticken, but it is believed all es caped. Alton, 111., Nov. 22.—The flint glass factory buildings of the Illinois Glass works were burned this morning. Loss, $100,000. Five hundred hands are idle. Beli.aire, 0.,N0v. 22. —Fire destroyed tho most valuable part of the Bellaire stamping works this evening. Lose, $100,000; insurance, $50,000. Paris, Nov. 22.—A velvet factory at Lyons burned; loss, 750,000 francs. Santa Rosa, Cal., Nov. 22.—A large barn on William Hill's ranch, west of this city, containing 100 tons of hay, was destroyed by fire last evening. Six horses and several cows and calve 3 per ished in the flames. The loss is esti mated at $10,000. No insurance. The fire is supposed to have been incendiary. RocKLiN.Cal., Nov. 22.—Four dwelling houses and contents and a blacksmith shop burned thia morning. Loaa, $2500; insurance light. EMBARRASSED BANKS. Depositors In a Chicago Bank Left in the Lurch. Chicago, Nov. 22.—The private bank of W. L. Prettyman, on the north side, closed its doors this morning. Prettyman could not be found, so no statement of the assets and liabilities was obtainable. Many poor people's hard-earned savings are involved. Lyons Bros., dealers in crockery, have $15,000 on deposit. This is believed to be the largest single loss. This afternoon an assignment was made to the cashier of the bank, John son, and at the same time he was made the assignee of the North Division lum ber company, in which Prettyman ia the heaviest stockholder. Prettyman also assigned his real and personal es tate. The assets and liabilities of the two conceniß, and Prettyman's estate, will reach, it is believed, a million dol lars. Assignee Johnson refuses to make any statement of the assets or liabilities of either the bank or the lumber com pany. He said the cause of the assign ment was the tight money market and its bad effect on the lumber company. This concern and the bank were closely connected. One of the former depositors in the bank, however, who asserts to have a pretty good knowledge of its ail'airs, believes the liabilities of the bank will reach half a million, and the assets are problematical. He said Prettyman has been speculating heavily this year in real estate, and putting up houses for sale, and that the business has not proved profitable. A large num ber of depositors in the bank are poor people. , New Yoitiv, Nov. 22. —The run on the Citizens' Savings bank was continued this morning. The bank officials say the run will tie broken today. The pay ments already made aggregate nearly $300,000. Newark, N. J., Nov. 22. —The run on the Howard Savings bank was consider ably abated this morning. Many de positors are returning their money. Philadelphia, Nov. 22. —No state ment has yet been made by Barker Brothers. It is not likely to be made for several daye. Wichita, Kan., Nov. 22.—The Com mercial bank of Newton was closed to day after a rush by the depositors. The capital stock was $75,000. No state ment of the affairs has been made. The Bank of Whitewater, which is a,branch of tho Newton and Oklahoma banks, is also closed A LARGE FAILURE. The Largest Rolling Stock Company in the World Embarrassed. Chicago, Nov. 22. —The United States "Rolling Stock company haa beon placed in the hands of a receiver; liabilities, $3,81(3,000; assets, $6,053,000. Attorney High, of the company, says the failure waa precipitated by slow collections and depression in the money market. The company is the largest builder of rail way cars in the world. It has plants at Hegewisch, 111., Decatur, Ala., Annis ton, Ala., and Urbana, Ohio. The cap ital stock is $4,000,000. The assets con sist of the plant at Hegewisch, worth $2,000,000; tlie plants at the other places mentioned, worth $1,500,000; car trust bonds, worth $1,533,000; rolling stock leased to various railroads, worth $300,000; supplies and material iv process of manufacture, $1,100,000, and accounts amounting to $300,000. It is understood that the failure is due to the inability to collect $300,000 due from various roads for the rent of cars. The property was put into the hands of a friendly receiver, that thia rent may be realized on. The company employs 2200 men. Its caah payments to employees and for ma terial arc $600,000 monthly. Stringency in the money market compelled the railroads which bought cars of the com pany to pay their bills in long time paper, inatead of cash, and it has been extremely difficult to discount the paper. Judgo Blodgett, of the federal court, appointed A. Hegewisch receiver. Hegewisch ia the president of the com pany. The judge ordered the receiver to continue tlie works. New York, Nov. 22. —Vice-President Roys, of the United States Rolling Stock company, made a statement to night in conformity with that made by the offiicials of the company in Chicago today. He said auxiliary proceedings will be had in all the states where the company has property. All the cred itors are satisfied with the arrangement for a receiver, which is to enable the company to tide over the critical point. The London committee advised it, and this feeling has been fully reciprocated by the board of directors in New York. DASHED TO DEATH. A Demented Woman Jumps From a Sixth-Story Window. New York, Nov. 22.—Mrs. Charles Coombs, of Brooklyn, daughter in law of Mr. Nelly, congressman elect of the third district, committed suicide in a horrible manner this afternoon. She went to the Pierrepont hotel and asked for a room on the top floor, saying she was troubled with palpitation of the heart and wanted to be away from all excitement. The manager conducted her to a room on the sixth floor. Soon after she went for a bottle of wine, and later rang for a chambermaid. When the latter entered the room, the lady was standing with a wine glass in her hand. Without a word, she dashed the wineglass to the floor, and rushed to the window aud jumped out. She turned over and over and struck with terrific force on the roof of the ex tension, bounded off and landed on a large flower urn standing in front of the hotel, and there rolled to the sidewalk dead. Her mother is in a critical con dition from the shock. The suicide had been married seven years. She lately suffered from ill-health, and was un doubtedly temporarily demented. Wall* Collapsed. Jersey City, N. J., Nov. 22.—The walls of a building in course of erection by the Wells-Fargo Express company, fell this morning, burying a large num ber of men in the ruins. Only one was killed, George Barrett. Twelve laborers were hurt, one or two of whom will die, The broken wall was too freshly built to stand the strain of a high wind which prevailed, and the weight oi the tim bers. > OLD WORLD NEWS. Professor Koch Prematurely Decorated. The Value of His Discovery Over Estimated. Many Physicians Doubt the Efllcaey of the New Remedy. A European War Flame Kindled by the King of Greece, but Quickly Smothered. Associated Press Dispatches. Berlin, Nov. 22.—[Copyrighted 1890, by the New York Associated Press.) — The bestowal by Emperor William of the grand cross of the Order of the Red Eagle upon Professor Koch was gazetted tonight. This is the first time this decoration has been bestowed upon any one that did not possess the preceding classes of the order. Though confidence in the ultimate value of Koch's discovery does not abate, public disappointment over the immediate results of the treat ment grows daily. Professor Koch's assistants and others estimate that 17,000 cases have already been treated, the greater number of whom were suf fering from exterior tuberculosis, and comparatively few cases of tubercles on the lungs. Experts are beginning to concur in the opinion that the cure of this disease is uncertain. Prof. Koch blames the press for raising exaggerated hopes of instant benefit in every form of tuber culosis. Many physicians are express ing opinions. Some say that the possi bility of the cure of lupus alone has been proved, and not scientifically ea- j tablished. Lupus arises from the same bacillus associated with lung tubercles. Dr. Ullman, an eminent authority on bacteria, says it will take fully a year of frequent injections, besides treatment under right sanitary conditions, to en able one to form reliable opinions as to the curability of consumption, in either its advanced or early stages. Opinions expressed by others are varied, but j nearly all advise conservatism until further experiments make more positive the effect of the remedy. A Blaze of War SmotheTed. A crisis in the eastern question has been sprung upon tbe triple alliance by the sudden adhesion of the king of Greece to the project to foment openly and assist a rising in Crete, simultane ously with risings in Epirus and Mace A SOLEMN silence prevailed in the Court room as tht Jury took their places and the Judge instructed the Clerk to ask the customary questions: "Gentlemen," said the Clerk, "have you agreed upon your verdict?" Foreman of the Jury—"We have." The Clerk —"Do you find the defendant guilty or not guilty." Foreman of the Jury —"We find the defendant guilty of selling Clothing at Prices Lower Than Were Ever Before Charged for articles of similar quality." Clerk —"Are you all agreed upon that verdict?" The Foreman —"We are." The spectators were visibly affected as His Honor pro ceeded to inflict the full penalty of the law. "Prisoner," said the grave and dignified Judge, turning to the accused (the proprietor of THE LONDON CLOTH ING CO.), "you have heard the verdict of the Jury. The sentence of the Court is that you still continue to offer for sale your Clothing, and the Court hopes it may be pardoned for remarking that the public is indebted to you for the opportunities you furnish to those who are looking for their moneys worth. -*9sB A YEARS— Buys the Daily Hbbald and (2 the Wbbkly Hbbald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. donia. Chancellor yon Caprivi and Count Kalnoky sent a joint note to Athena, warning the government that in the event of raeaaurea being taken to ward war with Turkey, the drrebund'e aquadrona will blockade tbe coasts of Greece, and leave the Hellenic army to take isolated action on the land against the Turks. The decisive character of this stopped the blaze of war over Eu rope. Tlie X iitno Railway Harder. Details received regarding the rail way murder at Kutno, show that when the train left Lomez, all the passen gers, save the murderers and their vic tims, had quitted the compartment. The murderers threw a quantity of in cense powder in the eyes of the Victims, and dispatched one with a knife and the other with a bludgeon. The bodies were thrown out of the carriage, and the murderers sprang off the train as it was slowing up. rOMIKVSEII CABLEGRAMS. Bits of Intelligence Flashed from For eign Shores. The Ne /a is frozen over. Navigation is closed at St. Petersburg. A new French loan of 700,000,000 francs will be issued January Ist. The government has forbidden a meet ing to be held at New Ross today, (Sun day), to express confidence in Parnell. The natives who murdered Kreigel and Heasel, officials of the German East Africa company, at Kilwa,have been ex ecuted. A man arrested at Belfort, France, on suspicion of being a spy, confessed that he waa in the employ of a foreign gov ernment, and suicided. The Comptoiv Nationale D'Escompte has failed to float the South Brazilian railroad loan. Only one-third of the amount of the loan has been subscribed. The British foreign office has promised to return Padlewsky, suspected of hav ing murdered General SeliverskofT, in Paris, if arrestad within the British dominions. The police are searching for him in London. Notwithstanding the fact that the government has forbidden demonstra tions in celebration of the 22nd anni versary of the death of the Manchester martyrs, an attempt' was made at Bel fast. The police promptly suppressed the demonstration and arrested thin y persons. No Trouble Expected in Canada. Ottawa, Nov. 22.—An Indian uprisic, is not anticipated in the Canadian northwest, although ugly rumors ire afloat. A mounted police force of 100 ! 1 men, capable of quelling any revolt, pa trol the boundary. An Alleged Massacre. Pierre, 8. D., Nov. 22. —A telegram from Gettysburg, S. D., states that sever persons have been killed by Indians near Leban, and asks for militia. No one here credits the report of the massacn-