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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 41. THE INDIAN CHRIST. His Identity Now Positively Established. Los Angeles People Who Know Him Well. Johnson Sides, a Civilized I'iute, is the Alleged Messiah. His Christian Teachings Perverted by Savage Fanatics—The Situation in Dakota. Associated Press Dispatches. , Chicago, Nov. 24.—General Miles has received a letter from an officer at Los Angeles, which throws further light on the Messiah mystery. He tells ot an Indian from Nevada, answering the de scription given by Porcupine, who talked last spring with the officer. He said his name was Johnson Sidesf and was known by the Indians and whites where he lived, as "tlie peacemaker." He showed a medal which had been given him by some Christian society ior efforts in doing good. He talked about the Bible and said lie was desirous of making peace with every one. He told of Indians coming from far off to see him, and showed a pipe recognized as from the Dakota tribes. All this coin cides with Porcupine's story. The officer writes he firmly believes this good-natured Indian is tlie one who caused all the trouble. He taught the Indians the story of Christ and the time when he would once more visit the earth as taught him by the Christian people. He no doubt told the story in its true understanding, and the Indians retelling it, warped it according to their likes and understanding. The Story Corroborated. The facts mentioned in the foregoing dispatch are fully corroborated by a re liable informant of the Herald, in this city. Tlie gentleman in question was an old-time resident of Nevada, aud in conversation with a member of the Her ald staff, several days ago, he incident ally mentioned that he thought he knew the alleged Indian Messiah, and that his name was Johnson Hides. This gentle man was seen again last night. "From 1871 to 1881," said he, "1 was in the em ploy of the Gold Hill News. It was dur ing that time that I formed the acqaint arice of Sides. He was a frequent visitor to the News office, in fact, was a regular reporter for the Gold Hill and Virginia City papers. He is a full blooded Piute Indian, but was reared by General Johnson Sides, a wealthy rancher of the Walker's Lake region, to whom he is indebted for his name, and perhaps his religious convic tions. He was an intelligent Indian, and ol a pious turn of mind. He used to come down regularly every few montlis with the news, or make a spe cial trip if there was any unusual com motion among the Indians at Walker's Lake. Ido not doubt the sincerity of his Christianity and his peaceful inten tions. He had great influence among his tribe, and was always instructing them in religion. 1 have no doubt the present Messiah craze originated from a perversion of his teach ings. There is considerable visiting between tiie various tribes, and the say ings of a man of Side's intelligence would naturally be carried to the dis tant tribes, and be warped and distorted to suit their own fancies. If Sides has learned of the fanaticism that his teach ings have given rise to, I am sure lie re grets it. Knowing the man's character so well, I do not believe he would pur posely deceive the Indians or glorify himself into a Christ, or even an in spired apostle. Sides is about 45 years of age. Any newspaper man in West ern Nevada will substantiate what 1 have told you of him." Bustling at Army Headquarters. CHICAGO, Nov. 24. —Everybody about army headquarters is busy. A larger force than has been mustered in that vicinity since tlie memorable campaign of 1876, will be in the region about Pine Ridge by Wednesday. Not only infantry and cavalry have been moved up, but also field artillery and large quantities of ammunition and supplies. General Schofield having instructed General Miles to investigate the charge that the present dissatisfaction among the In dians is due more to a lack of rations than to the religious craze, the latter sent Inspector-General Heyel this after noon to the west. He will visit all the army posts, and most of the agency sta tions. Ration Day Passes Off Quietly. A dispatch from Valentine, Neb., to the Associated Press says : Ration day passed off quietly at Rosebud. Not more than twenty of Short Bull's follow ers came in, owing probably to the fact that they helped themselves to govern ment beef. There is no likelihood of trouble, unless the troops attempt to ar rest the fanatics responsible" for the theft. Several more companies of in fantry are due tonight or tomorrow, but even if they arrive the force will be too small to make an aggressive movement. The policy of the officers is to act in the most conservative manner. Vigilance Still Observed. Pine Ridge, Nov. 24. —The day passed quietly here. All day long Indians came in for rations. No attempt was * made to withhold supplies from such dancers as came in. No Water, Big Road and other leaders of the dancers have sent word that they will stop. Little Wound is the only chief who re fuses to answer. Special Agent Cooper is inclined to be suspicious of the asser tions of obedience by the others, aud there will be no relaxation of vigilance. General Brooke reports everything quiet tonight, but the settlers along the reser vation line are still stampeding and ap pealing for aid. If things remain quiet tor a few days the officers think the whole trouble will subside. Deserters from Sitting Bull's Camp. Bismakck, N. D., Nov. 24.—Most of the Indians at Standing Rock are falling away from Sitting Bull, because of the failure of the Messiah to appear. All is quiet, alohough a small faction keep up the dance. No further demonstrations have been made against the settlers be tween the agency and Mandan, and they' are returning home. A stampede of 500 families to Eureka and other towns from the east side of the river was caused by a woman who saw Indians on the other side dancing and yelling, and gave an alarm, fearing they were coming over to massacre them. The people are now returning. A Suspicions Circumstance. I'iekbe, S. D., Nov. 24. —Parties re turning from the Cheyenne agency re port very few Indians there today, al though it was ration day. This a suspi cious circumstance, A trader, who has a store near Rosebud, reports that the Indians pillaged it last Sunday. An Outbreak in Wisconsin. Shawnee, Wis., Nov. 24. —There was a serious outbreak, Saturday afternoon, on the Menominee reservation. One hundred and fifty armed Indians sur rounded the logging camp of Henry Sherry. The horses and oxen were killed and the camp outfit was de unarmed. The Indians claim that the white men were trespassing. An Incident ot a Stampode. Blunt, S. D., Nov. 24.—1n the panic Saturday night, caused by tho reported approach of a band of Indians, great crowds of people massed in a hotel here, awaiting the fight which did not come off. Two children seriously ill with scarlet fever were brought in, and all the people exposed to the disease. It is reported tonight that a half-breed was killed at Fort Bennett for not par ticipating in the ghost dance. General Brooke Feels Secure. Washington, Nov. 24.—Several dis patches from General Miles were re ceived at the war department this morn ing. The substance of them was mainly confirmatory of the news already re ceived from the west. General Brooke, in command there, reports that he is secure in his position, and that friendly Indians are coming to the agency in in creased numbers, EASTERN KCHOES. The village of Akron, Erie county, N. V., has been visited by a conflagration. At Glade Run, Butler county, Fa.. Barney Brell fatally shot his wife and suicided. At White River Junction, Vt.. Mrs. Miriam Marston, a widow, aged 70, was murdered while alone in her house. Frank Stubenranch, cashier of the Rock Island road, at Peoria, Ills., has been arrested for a shortage of $18,000. Tlie Brooklyn police census returns show a population of 854,945. The fed eral census made it 808,900. The negro riot in Sumter county, South Carolina, has subsided; twelve of the ringleaders were arrested and are now on trial. The First M. E. church of Lynn, Mass., known as "the mother of New England Methodism," has voted in favorof ad mitting women into tiie general confer ence. The war department has transferred to the secretary of the interior, for dis position under the homestead law, the military reservation at Fort Bidwell, Modoc county, California. Col. John R. Baker, a well-known stock operator in Philadelphia, has been missing since Wednesday. His paper to tne extent of nearly $1,000,000 is said to he held by various institutions, but his assets may cover this amount. At Falkville, Ala,, Dr. A. M. Turner killed his wife and little daughter. He had been twice in an insane asylum, and was but recently released. He was in a wild frenzy when neighbors found him, and claimed he hadactedin self-defense. At Louisville, Ky., the warehouse of the Pleasure Ridge Park Distillery com pany collapsed under the weight of 12, --530 barrels of whisky. Lowan Meyer waa fatally crushed. The warehouse was valued at $8000; the whisky, $300, --000. The loss has not yet been dbter mined. The annual report of Colonel Ilebbs, commanding tiie marine corps, suggests an appropriation for 200 or 300 more pri vates, as the vessels now being built require more marines. Eight second lieutenants should be added. The bar racks at Mare island, Cal., need repair ing badly. At Philadelphia William Pennington and Richard Oorsey, both colored, quar reled over a money matter, and came to blows. The lamp was overturned and extinguished, and the men fought a hor rible duel in the darkness. When the police came, both were found fatally cut With razors. The American Baseball association has elected Allan W. Thurman, son of Judge Thurman, president. It is un derstood Toledo, Syracuse and Roches ter will be dropped the coming season, and the association is likely to include Louisville, Columbus, St. Louis, Balti more, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington or Cincinnati. The frozen out clubs are likely to make a fight. COAST < I 'I.LINGS. Rain has made the people happy at Healdsburg. Mountain fires are doing much dam age near Elverans. Santa Cruz's new system of water works has been turned over to the city. It is reported that a receiver is to be appointed for the Oregon Improvement company. Mrs. Alsof, wife of J. E. Alsof, a well known Tacoma real estate dealer, was thrown from a buggy and almost in stantly killed. There are not cars enough to move the wheat crop of eastern Washington, in consequence of which the farmers are suffering great loss. Campbell, R, contests the seat of Eakle, D, in the assembly from Colusa county. Eakle's majority was 28, and Campbell charges fraud. At Seattle, John Connelly and John Allen, conlined in the county jail on the charge of larceny, escaped by sawing off bars to their cells. f» Orlppe on Deck. Pesth, Nov. 24.—An epidemic of in fluenza prevails in Fuenfkirchen, Hun gary. A thousand persons are sick. A conference of doctors has been called. TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 25, 1890. FOREIGN FLASHES. Parneirs Retirement Billed for Today. Queen Victoria's Speech From the Throne. The Conservatives Decide to Ad,jouri| Parliament. Wilhelmina Proclaimed Queen of Holland. Destructive Floods in the Old World. Associated Press Dispatches. - j London, Nov. 24.—1t is stated on ex cellent authority that Darnell will an nounce to a meeting of Nationalist members, tomorrow, his retirement i the leadership. The Queen's speech, which will bej read in parliament tomorrow, alludejj to the negotiations with Portu/ gal and with Italy, concern ing East Africa, not yet brought to a successful conclusion. The hope ie expressed that the negotiations now? progressing with France will soon lead to a satisfactory settlement of the New-! foundland fishery matter. Alluding to the threatened potato famine in west Ireland, the queen expresses regret, and trusts measures, will be taken to miti gate the people's distress. Bills will be introduced relative to laud purchase in Ireland; tithes; as sisted education, and reform of legisla tion for Scotland, and the extension of local government in England. If the work of the session permits, a bill rela tive to local government for Ireland will also be introduced. It was learned tonight that after the O'Shea case, the Conservatives at a pri vate conference, unanimously decided that parliament should be immediately dissolved. HOLLAND'S RULER The King Is Dead, Long Live the Queen. The Hague, Nov. 24.—The remains of King William, attired in a military uni form, will lie in state in the chamber iv which he died till removal to the vault. The queen regent has issued a procla mation declaring the Princess Wilhel mina queen of the Netherlands, and ac cepting the regency during her minority. European Floods. Caklbbad, Nov. 24. —Tlie river is flooded, and great damage is being done. At Tochanch a mine is flooded, and twenty miners have perished. Kor the last three days a hurricane is reported throughout Austria, with avalanches and floods in the mountain regions. London, Nov. 24. —The recent heavy rains and overflow of rivers flooded long stretches of the Manchester ship canal, doing great damage. Forty-five hundred navvies are idle in consequence. A Financial Revolution In China. Washington, Nov. 24. —The United States minister to China has informed the department of state that the Canton dollars and parts of dollars, made by the order of the late viceroy, have been made legal tender all over China. He saya thia, unless tampered with, will un doubtedly work a financial revolution in China, and may possibly result in the establishment of a national bank, and become the basis of paper currency. DUEL TO THE DEATH. A Quarrol Over a Few Dollars Ends in Terrible Tragedy. Dayton, AVash., Nov. 24. —S. Marquis and A. E. McCall became involved in a quarrel about a few dollars today. Mar quis drew his revolver and fired five shots, two of them taking effect in McCall's body. McCall walked into the house, and, procuring a revolver, fired several shots at Marquis without effect. McCall then fell to the ground and died in a few minutes. After the shooting Marquis stabbed himself four times in the right breast with a pocket knife, and is now in a dangerous condition. McCall once represented this county in the territorial legislature. WHISKEY AND MORPHINE. They Cause the Death of William H. Westcoatt. Coroner Weidon held an inquest yes terday afternoon on the body of William H. Westcoatt, a stenographer, who died on the 23d instant, at his residence, 461 North Bonnie Brae street. He had been sick for a considerable length of time, subsequent to one of his de bauches, which commenced at the con clusion of Miss Lelia Latta's examin ation for murder before Justice Savage, in which he was employed as shorthand reporter. Dr. L. Dearth, who had attended the deceased until the beginning of this month, testified that the cause of death waa due to the excessive use of alcoholic stimulants and hypodermic injections of morphine, to which the deceased had been a slave for more than three years. Westcoatt used as much as from eight to ten grains of the noxious drug daily. Mrs. Kittie M. Westcoatt, the widow of the dead man, said ho was 82 years of age. He would get full and keep it up for two weeks at a time, drinking as many as three small bottles of whiskey daily. For the last three months he had hardly taken any nourishment, but he stimulated himself with two or three shots from the "hypo," at the rate of four grains per injection each day. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased, who was a native of California, had come to his death by the excessive use of alcohol and morphine. Westcoatt will be buried this morning at 10 o'clock, in Evergreen cemetery, at .the expense of his father, who is in Nevada. Gen. Hastings, of Pennsylvania, who Is spoken of for director general of the World's fair, is said to be a noble speci men of manhood—tall, broad shouldered and deep chested. He first became known in political life by his speech nominating Sherman at the Chicago con vtmilrm at Sausalito last summer, but who was released in the justice's court on a technicality, was indicted by the grand jury here last Saturday, for assault to murder. He was arrested in San Fran cisco, brought here and released in $5000 bail. The day for his arraignment is set for Monday next. AMUSEMENTS. Miss Clara Morris at the Los Angeles. Miss Clara Morris made her appear ance at the Los Angeles last night before one of the finest audiences that has ever filled that house. This was her second appearance in this city. The play se lected for tlie opening night was the well-known dramatization of Alexander Dumas's powerful story of La Domeaux Caiuelias, or Camille. Few plots have taken more hold on the mind. It has been transferred from the novel to the drama, and is used also in the lovely opera La Traviata. The drama is a familiar one, few act resses of the emotional school being able to resist the opportunity opened to their art in its touching scenes. It need not be said that Miss Morris is not as she steps on the stage an ideal Camille. She has no longer the charms of early youth requisite to make the cast fit her. But this ia a defect that only strikes the mind for the moment. As soon as the action of the play geta well under way, this is forgotten in the con sum rap.te art of the star. She portraits all the deep emotions involved in that pathetic story with the hand of an ar tist who has sounded all the heights and depths of the human heait in all its darkest sorrows and brightest joys. Her tenderness and love have all the effective power of reality in them,as she passes from one heart rending phase to another of the story. Her paroxysms of joy,feigned to hide the deep emotions of her terrible griefs were marvelous until they were surpassed by the appar ently real feeling thrown into the un speakable sorrows of her situation. The minor parts were, on the whole, well done by her skillful assistants, and as a whole the play was deeply affecting to the intelligent audience that filled the house. Tonight the play will be lienee de Moray. Grand Opera House. This evening Prof. Herrmann's cele brated organization, the Trans-Atlan tiqnos, commence their engagement at the Grand opera house. It is hardly necessary to make any comment on tho event, as the Trans-Atlantiques created such a furore all over the country last season that everybody has either seen or heard of them. Tbe company this year is said to be even stronger than before, which is the highest possible praise that could be given it. Both Europe and America have contributed tbe leading artists in the specialty world to complete its programme. PASADENA. News Notes From the Crown of the Valley. Company B drilled last, night. The eastern mail was six hours late yesterday. Numbers of excursionists were on the streets yesterday, Messrs. Frost and Lynch, who have been in Denver on business, returned here Sunday. It is now announced definitely that the Carlton restaurant will close on December 3d. Elmer Southwick, who will work at the Raymond during the winter, arrived here yesterday. There will be a concert at the Painter, on Thanksgiving evening, by the Har monia quartette and Miss L. Grace Wilde. The Raymond excursionists are mak ing return to the railroad company of their losses in the late accident for ad justment. The Gila monsters on exhibition in one of the windows of the Natural His tory store attracted many curious pass ers-by yesterday. J. D. Giddings, who has been seriously ill for some time, suffered a stroke of paralysis on Sunday, which affected the entire body, rendering him helpless. The funeral of Mrs. Locke, mother of Seymour Locke, which took place this morning, was largely attended. The interment was made in Mountain View cemetery. The next valley hunt meet will be held on Saturday, starting from Orange Grove avenue and Columbia street. Lunches will be served at Marengo ranch, below the Raymond. Miss Mamie Powers, daughter of Mrs. Charles A. White, of thia city, and W. Nimock, of Los Angeles, were married in Denver on the 20th of this month. Mr. and Mrs. Nimock will reside in Los An geles. The Lullaby concert, at the Univer salist church, Friday night, will consist of the cradle songs of different nations, with tableaux illustrating them. Some fine instrumental music will also be given. Pasadena will be unusually gay on Thanksgiving. A turkey shoot in the morning, athletic sports in the after noon and the ball at the East San Ga briel at night, form a combination well nigh calculated to upset the average citizen who is not accustomed to enjoy 60 much excitement in one day. The East San Gabriel hotel is begin ning to fill up. Among recent arrivals are H. J. Park, of Park & Tilford, New- York ; Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Acker, New Rochelle, N. V., who will remain all winter; Dr. Todd and wife, Stockton; Miss Annie M. Cary, Boston, and Mrs. M. E. Conway, Philadelphia. Arend's orchestra, of Los Angeles, will furnish the music for the ball on Thanksgiving night. A Running Battle. Las Vegas, N. M., Nov. 24.—A courier came in tonight from Anton, a small Mexican settlement twenty-five miles south, bringing news of a terrible run ning fight between fifteen or twenty cow boys and a large number of Mexicans. Hundreds of shots were exchanged, and several are dead and wounded on both sides. The courier has no details, hav ing left to summon the sheriff. Young Sawyer Again In Jeopardy. Ban Rafael, Nov. 24.—Colonel Pree cott Sawyer, son of Judge L. Sawyer, who stabbed Herman Franz, a boatman, THE WORLD'S FAIR. A Plan of Management at Last Agreed Upon. Tlie Bureau System of Govern ment Adopted. Fifteen Chiefs of Bureau to Assist the Director-General. Mr. Blain9's Attempt to Make Political Capital Out of the Fair Promptly Rebuffed. Associated Press Dispatches. Chicago, Nov. 24.—The conference committee of the national commission and local directory, after an all day's session, adopted a report providing for a bureau system. Fifteen chiefs of bu reau and tiie diiecior-geneial will direct the fair. Eight members of the com mission and eight directors will consti tute a committee to Bettle any differ ences arising. The chiefs of bureau will be appointed by the director-general' subject to the approval of the commis sion and directory. The directory pays | the salaries and expenses of bu- | reaus. The bureaus coincide with the j departments of the classifisation system, ! to which are added the bureaus of forestry j and forest products, publicity and pro motion, and foreign affairs. The latter bureau, however, will not interfere with the committee on foreign affairs of the commission. The National Commission. The national world's fair commission this morning laid over for future consid eration the report of the committee on ceremonies, recommending a military j display. A resolution was passed authorizing action with a view of securing the proper appointment of two commission ers from Alaska. There was much discussion over a resolution providing for a separate ex hibit for the Afro-American race, and it was finally referred to the executive committee. The report of the committee on awards, recommending bronze medals and certificates instead of money premiums, was adopted. A Little Scheme of Blame's. The foreign affairs committee's report recommended the adoption of a scheme to establish a South American bureau at Washington. Commissioner Thacber, of New York, Guilty* A SOLEMN silence prevailed in the Court room as tin- Jury took their places and the Judge instructed the Clerk to ask the customary questions: "Gentlemen," said the Clerk, "have you agreed upoi 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 tin 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 ti ose who are looking for their moneys worth. -*$8 A YEARS— Buys the Dailt Hrrai.o and f°2 the Wkkki.y Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. objected. ■ The gentleman who pro posed the plan, he said, personally represented Secretary of State Blame. He (Thatcher) objected to hav ing the official seal of the commission put on a matter purely political, and which he believed was designed to fur ther the political plans of the distin guished secretary. Governor Waller of Connecticut said there was no politics in the committee report. If Blame got any benefit through the action of the committee in arranging a South American exhibit, he was entitled to it. Pending discussion, the commission adjourned. The Lady Managers. At tbe meeting of the lady managers Mrs. Logan argued that the business be hurried through. ''Every day we stay here," said she, "costs the nation over $1000. Let us do something and save ourselves from ridicule." The board then worked industriously on the formulation of its ideas of what it wanted to ask from the national com mission. Among the matters proposed by different members were: An admin istrative building for the use of the board, on the fair ground; no separate buildings for tlie exhibition of women's work ; tiie salary of the secretory tn hi» $5000; that every exhibit be accom panied with a statement, specifying whether it is or is not produced in whole or in part, by female labor. The lady managers of the world's fair elected Mrs. Trautman of New York first vice-president. The other vice-presi dents have not yet been selected. WILL VISIT SANTA MONICA. A Distinguished Party to Inspect the Soldiers' Home. San Francisco, Nov. 24.—There ar rived Sunday night over the Central Pacific a party of officials to inspect the National soldiers' home at Santa Mon ica, and to arrange for additions thereto. Tlie party is in charge of Colonel E. F. Brown of Dayton, <>~ and consists, beside himself, of Gen. W. B. Franklin and wife of Hartford, General J. C. Black of Chi cago, General M. T. Mahone of New York, Major J. M. Birmingham of Hart ford, S. R. Burns of Dayton, Mrs. Gen eral Hyde, Miss Hyde and Miss Brace. Today was spent in this city, and tbe party will proceed direct to Santa Mon ica tomorrow. After transacting such business as calls them to that point, they will return east over the Southern Pacific. Persecuted Hebrews. Sr. Petersburg, Nov. 24.—The gov ernment has forbidden the newspapers to publish a petition drawn up by the Jews, asking that they be placed on civil equality with other classes in Rus sia. Orders are given that no govern j ment work shall be given the Jews, out side of the territorial limits assigned to them.