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Helena weekly herald. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1867-1900, May 14, 1885, Image 3

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MIDDLETON ADVANCES.
The Rebel« Fighting Bravely,
but Without Cannon and
with little Ammmnition.
Reported Haiti«*.
U'iv ii'Kg, May H».— Keports from the
t aie U> tbo effect that a battle l »et ween
Muldletou * fercea and Reil at Batouche
l»ceii raging wince yesterday morning.
; [,.* bat' 1 « wa* commenced by cauoud- j
I1L > tlie lute and works of Keil by
Middleton * artillery corps. The result so
. r understood to le » draw battle. An
it tempt will probably l»e made when the
v orks are reduced to storm the position
. nmlt 'ncoualT from front an«l tlank. when
(rightful fatalities are likely to result, as
• i. enemy are well armed and deadly in
^ m I letaila will lie given later.
Detailed lt< port ot the l.nte Haiti«*.
UiwifM., May lt>.— V di*|>at«h from
Î atoucliea frowainu via Clarke's Crossing,
..ated May 9th, say* We left camp at (»
*,• 1 » « k tin* morning, leaving all supplies
ainl tint* behimi We marched seven
rul* ' w ithout seeing or hearing anything
os' the enemy. The morniUK was bright
,j,,{ w.irm. Suddenly there came the sound
«>f a*t* amer* whistle blowing continuously. 1
we drew near we heard the souud of
heavv tiring m the direction ot the rner.
mix . nr ot March was as follows First
niton ««out* accompanied by a galling
jo.n J he grenadiers lurmed an ud«aace
guar«! with a liattery. the !*»th lui.allion
. {.porting them, with the Wiumj»eg bat
1 , ami Midlaml hatallion in reserve. The
gun •tramer moûts and galling then push**«!
rapidly ahead aud soon came uj»on two
lio'.isrs near the hauk of the river, which is
km very precipitous. An advnuced party i
oi reliefs were met, who tired and retired
i*Tns<l a house towards a hollow. The
gatling was brought to liear ou them, w hen
thev ran mt«» a house near the church oi
p»»iut lamreut, which was also tired on by
gat ling, when they ran out into the bush.
A lartury by this time came up with a
rush ami g«»t into position, sending several
„h. ils alter the rebels. The Jgreuatliers
im» advanced, marching steadily mto ac
tion and deployed into line and continuing
to advalter in skirmishing onler until the
church was reached, w lieu a priest « ame
out of th«* house waving a while Hag. Gen.
Middleton ami statV atlvanced and »hook
hands, when three other priests and live
Smteis of Charity came out. A uumlier ol
halt-breed children were also inside in
« barge of the «ister*. Father Moulin in
formed me that a steamer arrived at a
point little above llatoucbe at 5:30 a. m.,
ami the reliefs immediately commenced \
tiring ou it from both banks. It shortly
afterward struck ou the mud bank, but
Mwuug clear again ami just Ilelore our ar
rival {»a.« ed the crossing. He also said
the reU ls had six kille«l and twelve vvoun
«led at Fiah « n ek We just got a glimpse
of the steamer down the liver. She must
have had a hard tire, :ls her smoke stack
wa« gone. The grenadiers advanced, skir
mishing through the hush on the right of
tkv «tail, the gatlmg l*iug pushed forward
down the declivity towards llatoucbe. now
plainly visible in the valley below. Here
the liattrry unlimtiere«! ou the top «il a
ridge, M-mling shells into them, ami whilst
«bung mt were almost surprise«! hy a uum- j
twr of reliels who crept up through the
hush, not lieing discovered until twenty
»ant* «listant. Iney made a rush lor the
gun*, tiring aud yelling as they ran. Capt.
Howard, who operates the galling gun,
saw the danger ran the gun a «ou pic of
yards in front of the battery aud opening
tire literally mowed th«* reliels clown. Those
remaining turned ami ran from it, aud
ou reaching the shelter of the bush they
opened tire again. Howard's escape from
injury wa* something marvelous, the bul
lets Hying all around hin He gallantly
maintained his (sisitioti. and the rebels,
unable to stand the terrible lire, returned
to pits constructed iu a ravine running
from the river. Our line was now as fol
lows: The list and 15th companies Mid- «
land, with Winnipeg 1 liattery, supporte«!
by E ami t companies of the 90th in the
c# .» v er ami extending across to the right,
where the grenadier* were supp«irte«l «in
tin* left by It compauy of the 90th, on the
right « enter by B company of the 90 th.
aud the extreme right by F aud A com*
pauics. The \ liattety occupied the left
center and afterwards returning to the
right rear.
11 a. iu.—As 1 now write, ( apt. French,
w ith his scouts ami part of dismounted
men of A battery, are dow n in the ravine.
The tiring is now continuously on the left
an«l I enter, but wattered on the right.
After gallant but vaiu efforts to drive the
reliels from their rille pits, French s scouts |
and the battery men retired. The list of
kille«! and wounded on our side is as fob !
lows: A battery, gunnel Phillips, shot |
through the stomach while in the ravine
and died w hile Wing brought iu ; Thos. J.
Stout, ruu over by a carriage, not fatal ;
Chappatior, shot through Wth legs, one
fractured ; gunn* « Fairbanks aud Toohy.
also shot iu the legs; grenadiers, Captain
Mason, No. 2 company, slight wound in
thigh; French's scouts, K. t ook, slightly
wounded in the leg, aud Curley Allen, in
the shoulder.
2 p m.—'Flic reliels' tire has gra«liially
ceased, the troops, however, still keeping
up scattered tire along the line, gradually
slackeumg until 1 o'clock, when only a few
diopping -hots were heard. No more of
our 1 roops were hurt. Wm. Bruce, lately
a prisoner of Kiel's, but who escaped ou
Tuesday, iras brought in by the scouts.
He say* that Kiels force is a little over
4« si, half of whom were on the other side
of the river when he left. He also says
that when the ammunition was served to
th«* reWls only one keg of powder re
mained Their bullets are also scarce. The
women and children had been sent to the
other side of the river. The prisoners
were safe so far as he knew. Beard y is not
with (viel, hut has Wen sent lor. Kiel,
fiuuiont, Carneau, and other leaders are in
Kiel's camp.
t> p. m.— Boulton * horses have gone
inu-k to our corral to bring up all the
wagons amt supplies. We camp to-night,
General Middleton Wing determined to
hold the position. Captain Young haajust
dtnilied on the toof of the church and dis
cried a Ixxly of Indians on the level near
the river Itank aWut a mile away. The
Winnijieg liattery was ordered and sent
several well directed shells, scattering
them immediately.
Firing ' as now entirely ceased, but may
W resumed at any moment. No news ha*
Wen received from the steamer, but she
L « efts blowing her whistle, hence it is con
« lutlcd that she is safe. The sound appar
ently comes from two or three miles down
the river. Izuly in the morning crowds
of women, children and mounted men
were h en hurrying mto the brush ou the
other side of the river. The weather has
Wen warm and bright all day.
<. :to p. iu.—A itody of reliels have just
Opened tire from the bluff near the raviue
on our left front, evidently on oar skir
mishers, and have tired three volleys, but
are shooting too high to reach us. The
Winnipeg battery resuming are shelling
the houses iu the distunce, where a large
nuruWr of reWls are gathered. A second
shell crashes through a house and the
reWls rush out. Another shell blows the
roof off a hou«« Wyond As the dispatches
scattered tiring is going on. They
expect to « lean out the rebels to-morrow
and communicate with the boat later.
Montreal, j£iy 10.—Much excitement
exists here over the news of the engage
ment at Batouche, and the reports dis
play««l on the bulletins at tke hotels are
eagerly canvaaswd.
Ottaw a, May 10.— The feeling bore over
the news from the Northwest to-day is in
tense. The paper* have issued extras,
giving accounts ef the liattle. The news
paper otlices were crowded all day. an«l the
tight was the sole topic of conversation.
Everywhere, it is understood, the govern
ment have received a report confirming
the news received by the press
Wlxxii'E«,, Mav 11.—The wire is still
down Wtween Qu'Appelle and Humboldt,
and no farther news has Wen received
Iron» the fort. Great anxiety is Mt at
Saskatchewan landing. A dispatch from
there says: An ortler was issued last
night hy (Jen. Laurie here that the entire
corps of the 7th fusiliers and two com
{tames of the Midland battalion should
proceed at once to Clarke's crossing. They
left this morning at 8 o'clock on twelve
barges. The force numWrs nearly 350 |
men, under command of Col. Beacon.
They expect to reach Clark* '» « ro*»ing in
aWut live «lays. Two companies of the
Halifax battalion will leave .Swift Current
for this point to-night, reaching here to
morrow evening, and will remain till
further orders. Another small detach
ment of mounted men have gone from
Bertie to join Col. Boutin.
Private advices from Qu'Appelle say
that trouble is still uppreheuded from In
dians in that vicinity. There is a strong
enough force for defense there.
Ottawa, May 11. —In the House of
Commons to-ilay, Sir Johu Macdonald said
that an incomplete account of the tight at
Buck Lake had Wen received, but that
further particulars had Iteen asked tor. He ■
also saul that the government was consid
ering the subject of asking for a vote for
the relief of the settlers in the Northwest
who had Iteen driven frr.ni their homes
and bad their property destroyed by the
reWls.
Ottawa. May 12.—General Middleton
has ordered up forces to strengthen his
column and wants more cannon and gat
ling guns. The Bruce battalion has Wen
called out, ami the Montreal garrison ar
tillery started for the front.
Toronto, May 12. —The tiehl liattery is
in «'Xpectation of receiving orders at any
moment. The Prince of Wales Kitles ot
Montreal and the Sixty-second regiment of
St. Johns, N. B., Wth have Weu ordered
out.
Winnh*e«i, May 12.—Advices received
here indicate that Middleton s forces were
eugage«l all day Sunday shelling Kiel's
meu from entrenched positions. Two ol
the troop* were killed and twelve or fifteen
wounded. Bétails w ill probably W sent
as soon as the wire is working west.
When the courier left Sunday evening
for Clarke's crossing it was intended to re
sume the attack to-day.
The telegraph wire was repaired this
afternoon, and some tidings of the lighting
at Batouche have come through. All the
dispatches indicate that up to last night
the contest was contined to artillery lire
on the rebels' stronghold and a few light
skirmishes. The casualty to the troops up
to this morniug included two men killed
and fifteen wouuded.
Dispatches to the military headquarters
here and to ('om miss loner Wregley ate to
the effect that lighting is still going on to
day. and that Gen. Middleton is auxious
for more troop*. Col. Scott's battalion has
Wen ordered north from Qu'Appelle.
Advices to-night state that eight com
panies of volunteers and the infantry
school corps have Wen ordered from New
Brunswick aud the Prince of Wales rules
from Montreal. Another » »ntario battalion
is already on the way. This is taken to
mean that the government has more
alarming news than has yet Wen made
public, as no one here can see any great
necessity lor bringing up more troops. Jt
may W that the government has once .
more got into an unnecessary panic. At
all events Middleton is not prepared to
storm the teWl stronghold, and intends
either to starve them out or harrass them
into a surrender or await reinforcements.
How long either plan may inure there is
no means of knowing accurately, as the
most contradictory stories are atloat re
garding the reWls. It is not known what
has become of the steamer N'orthcote, but
seme suppose she has gone on to Prince
AlWrt.
Clarke's Crossi.n«i, May IS. — The
steamer Minnow arrived here Sunday
night from Swift Current. She was ten
«lays on the passage, three of which she
had to lay up owing to high winds. She
brought supplies anil mail for the troops
here and at the front. The Baroness au«l
Alberta, of the same line, are expected
here daily. Two companies of the Mid
land battalion, which have Wen here sinee
the 1th mst., left lor the front this morn
ing, orders having arrived from the trout.
News from the front up to Monday
morning is that figuring had Iteen going
on up to that time since Saturday morn
ing, aud was coimnem ing for the third
day when the messenger left. Supplies
and tents had Wen brought up from the
company ground of Friday night, where a
/areba iuul Iteen formed. The enemy have
takeu advantage of the protection they
afforded our troops and have protitted by
their experience at Fish Creek and do not
unnecessarily expose themselves. The
Casualties at Batouche so far have conse
qucutly Wen small compared with those
on former oc« osions. Up to Monday morn
ing our loss had Wen Phelp*, gunner of
battery A, and L Moore, private in the
Toronto grenadiers, killed, and sixteen
wounded, two of the latter accidentally.
The steamer N'orthcote had got down the
river Wlow Batouche. and an attempt was
to W made yesterday to communicate with
her. Nothing has Wen beard from the
front to-day.
Winnipeg, May 13.—A dispatch from
Batouche dated May 1- via Clark's Cross
ing, says: Batouche has fallen. The reWls
have tied, Wing driven from their rifle pits
and ambush at the point of the Itayonet,
The «barge was gallantly made by the
grenadiers. Kiel sent a message to Gen.
Middleton, early in the day, saying, "If
you persist in tiring upon the houses con
taiuiug our womeu and children, we will
massacre the prisoners in our hands. ' The
General, in reply, told him to gather his
women and children into one house aud it
would not W tired upon, letter Kiel sent
an answer, thanking Middleton for his
humane promise to save the women and
children, but afterwards, as a general at
tack was just Wing made, he sent another
messenger, saying that he did not like war,
but unies* the troojw retired the original
intention of massacreing the prisoners
would W adhered to, but it came too late,
as the charge had already commenced, and
in a few minutes the reWls were scattered
and the prisoner* rescued. The follow ing
is a list of the killed :
( apt. John French, a scout.
Lieut. Fitchet, royal grenadiers.
Capt. Brown's Bouldous troops, W. H.
K ippens.
Surveyors corps, privates Frazer and
Hardesty af the î*»th.
Wounded—Capt. Gillie», private \ oung.
sergeant-major Watson, and sergeant Jacs
tiues of the 90th, all slightly.
Lieut. Hellewell, corporal Hellewell,
privates Quigly and Barton of the Midland
battalion, Major Dawson, Lieut. Laidlaw*
privates Quagley, Cook, Vaughan, Barber
and Marshall of the grenadiers, seriously
wounded
Father Moulin was fouad in his house at
Batouche wounded, it is believed by th«
reWls, but not seriously
The following are the names of the pris
oner* rescued from the reWls : Lnreh.
Peter and William Tompkins. McKenna.
▲stlsy, Boss and McConnell.
Middleton's Sucre«* Necessary.
St. Pall, Mav 10.—In as interview
...h th. -Wei..«! h» reporter to-Dhtb.
.Ino. M« l-ane, of Bismarck, just returned j
from Winnipeg, where he had Wen de
liveiing horse*, teams and supplies to the
Canadian gov ernment, saul the government
has advices that men from Chicago, New
York an«l Boston are with Biel aud that a
master mind, not Biel's, is directing the
movements of the half-breeds. Old timers
regard Middleton's success at Batouche
ulisoiutely necessary to prevent the Indians
from uprising, which would W disastrous.
All supplies are short, aud about all must
come from this side of the line. North
Dakota is now Wing drained of horses, hay,
oats. etc. It is Wlieved about 1,500 half
breeds are in the field. Six thousand In
dians are ready to take the war path, and
there are about 4.MHI troops toop|»ose them.
(•en. Crooks* O|iiiiiou «»I tire North
west Outhrenk.
St. Pai l, May 10.—(ien. Crooks, one of
the heroes of the Minnesota Indian wars,
an,d judge of the military commission that
condemned 300 Sioux to death, 38of whom
were hanged at .Mankato shortly alter the
massacre there, was interviewed by an As
sociate«! Press reporter this evening as to
the outlook for a general Indian uprising
in the Northwest Territory Weause of his
familiarity with Indian character. He
says that Middleton must achieve a de
cisive victory or all the Imlians will have
on war paint in a w«*ek. Should the halt
breeds achieve a signal vit tory over Mid
dleton, the result could W but most dis
astrous. He said the Wst {dan of attack,
from this distance of observât»®*», wouhl
W to weaken the works of the enemy by
shot, scatter the half-breeds by shell from
the front aud tlank. have Irvine fall in
upon their rear with his -'KMi mounted
police, force the enemy into disorder, mass
them if possible, then rake them with
Gatlings. Titles, shot aud shell until <lis
ordered, then storm their works. This
would ilouotl«"" « o-t tiiatiV g«»" 1 lives. ;c«
the enemy are nervy aud tine shots, Wing
trained hunters, but the end to W attained
is so desirable anil necessary that troops
must W sacrificed. Otherwise the whole
country would be swept by savages, who
are liable to go on the war path on the
principle of throwing their lives away, iu
which ease they would s|«are no women or
**r children. He added : "Whatever griev
ances th-? half-breeds may have, when they
incite merciless savages they are entitled
to no sympathy from Christian civiliza
tion."
The Situation in the Northwest.
ÜATTLEKORI», May t*.—Further details
of the engagement between Col. litter's
forces and Chief Poundmakers (Indians
show that the tight lasted seven hours. The
Indians used muskets, war clubs, spears,
bows and arrows aud every conceivable
weajsui of warfare No meutiou is made
in the dispatches of the killed and wounded
Wing brought back, and it is judged from
the hasty return mareh that they were left
Whind. Nothing hut the last extremity
would induce Otter t«» do that. No one hxs
any doubt now but that a bloody ludiau
war will follow. The Quappelle Indians
are to-day reported to have risen an«l left
their reserve. Crowfoot, chief of the Black
feet. is related to Pound maker ri«l will, it
is said, join him against the whites. The
Dominion government an« 1 Col. Otter, are
blamed for uot securing the ransom ot fa«-
tor McLean ao«l the other white captives
before precipitatiug matters. Positive a«l
vice from Clarke's Crossing to-day say that
Middleton began his ad vaine this morn
ing. A battle is expected at Batoche's to
morrow.
Winnipeg, May 7. —There is a wild ru
mor to-night that Middleton's force hu«l
longht a severe Wttle with the reWls
at Batoche. The excitement was intense.
The rumor now is pronounced entire base
less. as it is not known that Middleton bad
yet moved from is camp at South Ga
briel.
Advices from Clarke's Crossing say that
that the steamer N'orthcote will be strength
ened to-day and her vulnerable »»arts ren
dered bullet-proof. She will go down the
stream simultaneously with the troops and
attack P»ato«-he from the river.
Edmonton advi«*es say that the region
north and east of here is lull of hostiles.
In fact all of the Indians west of Battle
ford are in war-paint and that the settlers
have all tied.
John Walkingahaw and AlWrt Hark
ness. Wth from Ontario, were killed by Big
Bear's band over a week ago. Their wives
and the wives of the two missionaries are
prisoners, and all four women are Wing
frightfully maltreated.
Scouts from the northeast say that Col.
Otter will have a fearful time of it. Pouud
maker, Little Child and all other chiefs
are on the war-j»tb. and a number of half
breeds are directing them.
Major Steele was to have sent won! back
when he reached Edmonton, but nothing
has Wen heard from him.
There is a perfect panic in the Eleanor
districts. Scores of homesteads have l»een
burned.
Clarkes Crossing, May 8.—General
Middletons commaud was to march north
ytsterday ami was to have camped near
Gabriel Dumont's crossing last night. A
battle may have takeu place to-day if the
half-breeds disputed his path.
RaTTLETOKD, May 8.—General Middle
ton is reported to i»e engaging the reWls
at Batoch to-day. and the impression pre
vails here that if the half-breeds are rout
ed by hin; they will double round this way
in order to effect a junction w ith Pound
maker. A party went to Moosamin's re
serve to-day and report him gone north.
If Middleton disposes of the enemy in
his front it is thought he will march this
way and Wing joined by the troops hare
will proceed against Poundmaker. Other
wise no aggressive movement will W made
from here until reinforcements arrive
A number of Indian signal tires were
seen in different carts to-day. The pickets
were d«*-'de«l to-night.
Canadian Federation.
Toronto, May 7.—At a large meetiug to
test the feelings of the citizens on the «ques
tion of a federation of the empire, a dele
gation was appointed to attend the M«>n
trcal meeting to lortn th * Canadian branch
of the Imperial federation Hague.
Hill l*as«ed.
LoXrioX, May 13. — The consolidate«]
fund hill (the $35,000,000 credit) {«assed
the third reading in the House of Commons
this afternoon.
Hu: Brewer) Burned.
CHI« AGO, May 13.—Brand s lager oeer
brewery burned here to-day.
000 ; no insurance.
Lot«, 8250,
Fxtensive Fire.
LONDON, May .'2.—An extensive lire
,vas raging all last i jht at Chatham Sev
eral buildings were destroyed, among
them Barnar s Musical Academy, Mid Kent
Club House. Bull Inn. and a large printing
works. The amount of «lamage is $200,000.
—----- „ , .
w »pi
j nB tj tu ted by corrupt federal officials
apo *tate traitor*, gutter snipe* am!
llke eni plove*. has Weu arraigned in a
federal court, tried by a packed jury, au«l
t h roatJ h force of arbitrary and vindictive
ruliug«. without any evidence *
.Mormons on Trial.
8 vit 1 AK*, Musser.
convicted of unlawful «-ohabitation, will
W sentenced to-morrow. He is defiant,
l^st night bis neighbor* gave hisi a re
ception and «upper. The following reaolti
t.ons were P**ed L* boD « r •
Whereas, Ouriuoet worthy and esteem
ed brother. A. M. M neuer, by loyalty to the
command* of out Heavenly father; by hu»
prov ident and paternal care to his family
has brought himself umler the ban of an
•« J ■'fid
to sustain
the chari.*«*s preferreil against him. Wen
fonnd guilty, and now awaits the mission
of the judge.
Heaoktil, That we, his bretheru and sis
ters, having noted his unflinching integri
ty under the dire ev ils anil in the tacc ot
the most cruel injustice, feel to wiumend,
in the highest terms, his conduct; his true
«ourage: his liilelity to home and family;
his love for the principles of liWrty, free
,j onii religion an«l conscience, as guarateed
"* ' -■*-*—
in
of
espionage j
i"
by the constitution of the Unirisl States,
and while we sorely regret to see the inu«»
«•ent suffer and the w icked rule and inflict
its injustice u|»ou our brother, we realize
that he suffers for righteousness sake, and
volumes ol «»ur pravere .i>< î"îj .1° j
Omnipotent 1 reserver m his Wl.alL ami
by our faith and prayers will ever sustain
him.
Musser accepted the eminence thrust
upon him ami said his religion was w«»rth
every sacrifice he could possibly make.
( ' it ii no it Sentenced.
Salt Lake. May 9th.—Angus Canuon,
Milton Musser, and J. C. Watson, were all
sentenced to-day for unlawful cohabitation
Each received the full extent ot the law —
$:MN) tine and six months imprisonment.
Angus Cannon sai«l that he had not brok
en the law, ami had lived with but one of
his wives as a wile. When asked by the
Judge as to his future iutentions with a
view to mitigat'ng his sentence, Cannon
declined to make any pledges that he
would oliey the law aud recognize its bind
ing force.
Miltou Musser had his attorney read a
long arraignment to the court, pronoum iiig
the inethisls «»!' his conviction arbitraiy
and in violation of judicial procedure. He
also declined to pledge oliedience to the
law or admit his obligation to oliey it.
J. C. Watson plea«led guilty, but would
make no promises.
There was a great crowd in the «*ourt
room and some uppluud«*d the defiant al
térâmes of the culprits.
The Mdmiioii,
Align«
l«*«t.
Caiiiioii*«.
I'ro*
Salt Lake, May 10.—When Angus
Cannon, I'resuleut of this State, was culled
up for sentence yest«*r«lav, he said he wa*
conscious of having violât««! n*» law, that
his conscience was sereue. He said he had
otieyed the Edmunds law, a* he umlcr
stood it—that is, while living in the same
house with his wives he had sexual inter
course with but one. He loved Ins cbil
«lren and was gratifie«! to hear the «-ourt
say the law had made all his children
eiqual heirs. He inferred Iroin this that
in case he «lied intestate his chil
dren wouhl lie equal heirs before the law.
anddie thought that in view of this fai t it
was unjust to hold a man a criminal for
caring with them ami their mothers at the
table. His record before the country, his
heart and conscience, visible to God win»
created him. aud the record of his life sa
contact with this people, hen* be turned
and waved ins hand to the crowd), bore
him up to receive such sentence as the
court should impose. He felt pleaseil also
that the «ourt had staled hi* couduct
towards his respective wive* since the
passage of the EduiumLs hill should l»e
takeu into consideration when senteu«*
was I »eing |»ass«d.
Kvcitcineiit^Aiuniig the l*«»lv guini«l*.
SALT Lake, May 11.— A letter daie«l the
llith was received to-night from Oxtord,
Idaho, and says: "The greatest excite
ment prevails at Bear Lake. On the .»th
warrants were placed iu the hamis of three
Deputy Marshals for the arrest of eight
polygamists at and around l'aris. Noth
was heard from the matter here until this
morning, when telegrams announcing the
fact that the polygamisLs were all corralle«!
in a meeting house in Paris, under the pro
tection of au armed guard of bretheren.
The Deputy Marshals who attempted to
make the arrest were marched out of Paris
by au armed mob. who threatened that
they will kill anyone who attempts to
serve a warrant. Marshal Ered Dubois,
u|»ou re«*eipt of this news, immediately
telegraphed to .Superintendent Bliekena
ilerfer. at Pocatello, chartered a s|»e« ial
train to convey himself and posse to Slont
peher, from which jioint they will reach
Paris alxtut 5 p. m. to-day (Sunday). The
reputation of Marshal Dnliois for courage
is a guaranty to all the people of Idaho
that resistance on the |>art of the Mormons
w ill result in credit lo the United States
aud «lisgrace to the misguided law defiers
in the < hurch. A three days «*onfereu«*e is
l»eiug hebl iu Paris, whi«h ends today.
Indian .Affairs in Idaho.
Lewiston. May 10.—At th«* mass meet
ing of «'itizens of Northern Idaho, held
Friday m Idaho county, there was a warm
discussion, and the following resolution
was unanimously adopted:
Ht solved, That the sentiment of this
community is unanimously opposed to the
return to Idaho or any part of the North
west of the Nez Perces now in the Indian
Territory, unless accompanied by a |>eniia
nent military force of sufficient strength
to maintain peace aud protect the frontier
settlements t»onlering ou the Nez Perce
reservation.
New Catholic University.
Washington, May 10.—The council of
Catholic Prelates who met in Baltimore
last week for the pur{s»se of selecting a
place lor the new Catholic University, de
cided to build it iu this city. Although
Catholics of other citi«?s offered very large
monetary inducements toward securing the
University, the fact that Washington pos
sesses the National Museum,Congressional
Library, and other advantages, and is fast
Itecoming the literary and scientific centre,
caus««l the Prelates to ilecide in favor ot
locating the University at the capital.
Dr. Chappie, of St. Matthew's church,
who wits selected as one of the Trustees
and was among the foremost to urge the
claims of Washington to the University,
to-«lay made a strong ap]»eal to his congre
gation to contribute at least 850,00n to en
dow a « hair in the projiosed University.
l*ri»po«cd Hailroad Consolidation.
London, May 9.—A plan for the consol
idation of Oregon «V California and Cen
tral Pacific railroad companies bas l»ten
decided upon. The basis of the proposed
union is the issue of Central Pacific mort
gage lionds in exchange for existing Ore
gon <Y California bonds and the exchange
of Central Pacific stock tor Oregon «Sc Cali
fornia ordinary stock. An age'it w ill go
to New York for the purpose of arranging
the details of the consolidation.
tint rI in «I it ■ ix I.
Hoboken, N. J., May 10.—Composer
Solomon ami Lillian Bussell, the actress,
were married to-day in the Lutheran
church.
tien, tirant'* Condition.
Chicago, May 7.—Dr. * ieo - Bhrady,
in the Mflicnl Accord of May 9.h, will say
of the condition of Gen. Grant: "During
the past week Gen. Grant's Isxlily health
bns much improved ; hi* appetite is Wtter
aud he has a relish for his food. Ixs-ally
his diseaae «hows a slight tendency to
progress. The palatal curtain is still «on
sidcrablv mliberated, although all sigus ol
acute intlammatory trouble have disap
peare«!- The ulceration at the base ot the
fat autmor llM . ial pi n ar , a nd along side
the » «ague, present« a worm-eaten surlace.
indicating an extension of the destructive
pns-ess. His breathing is tree and voice
clear, but the movements of his tongue j
are somewhat restricted, affecting articula
tion accordingly. Despite his favorable
condition there has Weu no «*liange in
the local «lisease to warrant any modifica
tion of the original diagnosis bv members
of the medical statl."
New York, May Gen. (iraut went
to sleep Wtween 11 aud 12 o'clock last
night. During the night he took nourish
ment ami slept seven hours, awaking W
tween 7 and *< o'clock this morning. The
General dre«*«*«l ahoat 9 o'clock and Wgan
arranging his notes. He will continue
work on his l»ook to-day.
S kvv York, May 9.—General Grant pass
ed a gissl night, and during the day will
do some work upon his liook.
New York, May lo.—General tirant
C.
slept fully seven hoursSaturday night, and ,
wh ^ rhedoctors met in eonsultatiou this
tlu . y lollIld , bl . iienera's .on
w
dition improved, but the cancerous spots
were unchanged.
Dr. Barker sails for Europe this week,
aud this waa his last « ousuliaiion Iwl'ore
goiug. When aln»ut to leave he bid the
General good-bye, and saul :
"Wheu I come back in tbe lall I shall
ext»c« t to find your literary work finished
to your satisfaction."
"You don't expect to find me though, do
you?" said tbe General.
"I shall hope so, auy how," responded Dr.
Barker, as he w«*nt away.
Dr. Shrady said the two new cancer spots
had uot perceptibly increased since Wed
Deaday.
Koncoe Coukling and Cyras W. Field
ralle«l during the alleruooll.
At 5 o'clock, while throngs were strolling
on the avenue«, General Grant, attended
«»uly by bis s«m, lelt his house ami walke«!
toward Madison avenue. His pa«*e was
more brisk than during anmprevious walk.
"No, I feel m» more faiigucdTas 1 see. than
during auy previous walk to the avenue,
concluded the General, as he reached the
steps of his house, which he mounted with
as little weariness as on previous oc« asious
of exercise.
New York, May 11.—Daring the early
part of last uight Gen. Grant expeiietu-ed
considerable pain in his thriwi and was
restless s«s»ti alter midnight, fissl was
given him through the night. At 10
o'clock this morning. t»cf«>re be aroused
for th«* day and dresse«!, he had slept about
the usnai number of hours, though his
sleep had Is-en interrupted, as stated. I)r.
lloiiglas remain««! all night, an«l left the
Geueral asleep at 9 ocltsk. During the
forenoon ifie General turned his attention
to bis lH»«»k and «lid s«»n»e w«»rk upon it.
New York. May 12.—General Grant
passed the night «juietly. He awoke at
intervals and slept until late this morning.
His condition is unchanged.
New York. May 13.— Between lo ami
11 o'cl<M-k last night a byperdoiuic injection
containing morphine was administered t«»
Gen. Grant. This «quantity of spirits usual
ly neutralize* the paiu in the throat »«»
that the {»atieut was able to sleep. This
wss not the «*a»e last uight. Tbe General,
dunug the day had talk«*d too much with
visitors ami bis noondn.f ride was chilly.
His throat bad swollen a little and the
paiu was so intense that tbe usual «»piate
did not produce tbe naual result. Grant
found no sl«*ep until 3 o'clock tbis morn
ing. At that hour he slept and continued
todo so with less wakefulness until between
H an«l 9 o'clock this moruing. At 9o'clock
he arose ami dressed. An increased swell
ing of the tnioat is to-«lay noticeable, ami
iu the worda of Col. Fred Grant, "Father
l* not s<» well this morning a« he was yes
terday morning.
.Appointments l»y the Pr**-id«*nt.
Washington, May 8.—Win. B. Mc
Connell, of l argo, has been appointed As
sociate Justice of Dakota, rice A. A. Hud
son, whose commission has expire«!.
Washington, May 9.—The l'resiileut,
at a late hour this afternoon, made the
following app«>intmenls :
Wm. A. Seay, of Louisiana, to Ik* Minis
ter Resident ami Cou.mi 1 General to Bolivia.
Lphrara Ewing, Missouri, Canaul General
at the City of Mexico.
H. Clay Armstrong, Alabama. Consul
General at Bio Janeiro.
Gustavos Locke, New Hampshire, Con
sul at Kherbrooks, Canada.
I'etcr Staub, Tenu«*ssee, Consul at St.
(«alle.
Henry M. Keim, lVnnsylvania, Consul
at Charlottetown, 1*. E. I.
John M. Strong, New York, Consul at
Belleville. Canada.
Alex Bertrand, New York, Consul at St.
Johns, Quebec.
Ia»ws M Minnie, Michigan, Consnl at
Port Sarnia.
John H. <M»erly, Illinois, to be Indian
School Superintendent, vice James M.
Haworth, deceased.
Treasury Appointment.
Washington. May 9.—Secretary Man
ning to-day re«)Uested the resignation of
T. N. Burroughs, of the Bureau of En
graving ami Printing. E. O. (Jraves. As
sistant Treasurer, has l»eeu appointed to
till the vacancy. Graves entered the
Treasury Detriment in l*t>3 at a salary
of $12GO a year, lie served as Chief Clerk
of the Department, as Superintendent of
the National Bank Redemption Agency aud
Assistant Treasurer. He was also made
Chief Examiner of the civil service com
mission under President Grant, and in
1^77 was a member of the commission ap
pointed to reorganize the Bureau of En
graving and Printing, and by this reorgan
ization the expense* of tbe Bureau were
decreased several huudred thousand dol
lars. Tbe appointment is a promotion for
Graves, the salary t»eing fttOO more per
year than that of Assistant Treasurer.
He voted lor Mr. Cleveland. The Bureau
of Engraving and Printing has al*out 1.21*»
employes, hut twelve of whom come
umler the provisions of the civil service
law. They are appointed by the Chief of
the bureau.
Washington, May 11.—It is rejKirted
that President Cleveland ha* offered the
office of Register of the Treasury to Gen.
W. S. Koseciaus, of California.
Tbe Treasury Count all flight.
Washington, May 12. —The couut of
the mom*ys ami securities iu the United
States treasury is completed. Everything
was found in a satisfactory condition and
the report of ex-Treasurer Wyman proved
in every instance corre«*t. Liven the al
leged discrepancy of two cents, reported
in the count in the cash room, was shown
to l»e incorrect, as the mining pennies were
suhse«qu«*ntly found on the lloor where they
had droppe«! «luring the count. Tbe hooks
and accounts of the Treasonr's office are
yet to be balanced.
.At Hi« Post.
Berlin, May 13.—Hen. Geo. H. Pendle
ton, the new U. S. Mii.'ster to Germany,
arrived here.
* ntortnnate Steam*hip l.iee.
Haijfax, May 11—While er» sing the
line the Belgian steamer Helvetia, with a
general cargo, which sailed from Antwerp
April 2:td for Montreal, sunk eff Wattenc.
Cape Breton. Satotday. This is the foerth
steamer of that line which has lieen loot
within a* many years. The steamer August
C. Andre sailed from New \ork for Ant
the
werp and was never heard of in the fall of as
, ar »*-iore Captain Sohoenhaven called that
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l(S-3. The Herman l.ulwig sailed from
Montreal for Antwerp, with a crew of 3lt
men aud a valuable cargo, and that was
lost. Only thirteen mouths ago the Ihm l
Steinmanu was crushed on the rocks at
Sambro Islands and 124 liv«s were lost.
The Helvetia make* the fourth vessel that
has met with disaster. A rather remarka
ble coincidence is that Captain Schœnhav en,
w ho commanded the Dau'l Steinmann. was
also in coiumaml ol the Helvetia, aud this
was the tirst passage a«*ross the Atlantic
which be has made since the wre« k of the
Steinmann. TheHelvetiaarrivedintheGulf
of St. loiwrence over a w eek ago, aud had
l»een knocking alsiut in the ice tor seven
or eight days. Her bows were stove in
and she was otherwise damaged by ice.
She was leaking l«a«lly Friday, when Capt.
Scboeubaven left Cape Bay ami Imre up
lor Sydney, having all he could «lo to k«H*p
the ship'alloat. Saturday a heavy sea
sprang up aud he hailed the Allan Eine
steamer Arcadian, which was passing. The
Arcadiau took the Helvetia in tow and
headed for Louisbnrg, but bail not gone
he was sinking. Boats were lowered ami
the passenger* and crew got into them as
soon as possible, but none too soon. The
last ls*at had scarcely got clear t»el«>re
th«* Helvetia careened over and sunk.
The steamer Arcadian then put back to the
Strait of ( ans«» ami lan«led the survivors
at Port Hawke*bury.
Ms.ntkkal, May 11.— Munderloh has
received further jarti« ulars concerning the
loss of the steamer Helvetia, of the White
Cross Line. She was l»a«lly bulged by au
encovnter with ice. aud on Thursday iast
telegraphed her ««»nditiou. She was lost
sight of until yesterday, when it wa»
learned that she ha«l gone down t»ow first
oft' Scatterie island t>u Friday, iu tieep
water. She at first tried to make Sydney.
C. B., and found that harl»or packed with
ice. She then tried to lollow the German
steamship Kehrwie«ler, but lost the latter
iu a fog. To make matters worse the sails
that Captain Schoooboven hi»d stretched
over the vessels 1h»w were torn away with
the ice, still he fought ;igainst the fog and
wind and had good luck until he met the
steamer Acadian, by which time he had
stretched iu«»re canvass over the extensive
hole. The Acadian took the Helvetia in
tow aud tried to make the pert of Hawkes
burv. The Helevetia had then Hi feet of
water. The cargo was thrown overboard
aud the men w«»rke«l hard to ke£p the
vessel alloat. At last, with 19 feet of
water iu the vessel the captain abandoned
her. The cargo w-as value«! at $41*».!**».
1
Overdue Meunier».
New York, May H». —There are about
two «lozeii steamers now «lue here- one,
two ami even three steamers ol some of
the lim*s l»eing l»ehiml time. Such an oc
curreoce lias hitherto !»een unknown in the
history of this |s»rt. From all accounts
the ice iu the Gulf is unusually heavy ami
blocks the usual guli route to this jM»rt. Tt
is generally anticipated that :n addition
to the steamer Helvetia a number ol other
vessels w ill lie found to have met rough
treatment by the i«*e.
Illinois Keuntorial Fontes!.
Springfield, May 12.—The oituatiou
here to-night is decidedly interesting. The
Ilemocrat* will all l»e here to-morrow, aud
one last effort is going to be made to elect
Win. K. Morrison to the U. S. Senate. If
it is not a«ts>niplished to-morrow then his
name will l»e droppe<l aud some other per
son will l»e solwtitoted in his stead. The
Republicans do not ap{>ear to Ik* at all dis
tnrbed over the coming events and feel
apparently perfectly »atislie«l with the
aspect «»I affairs.
....... ... *♦*
Dviiainite Trial«.
London, May 11.—The trial of Cun
ningham aud Burton for alleged com
plicity in the dynamite outrages at \V«rst
minster Hall and the Tower of Ixmdon
was l»egun this morning in the Central
Criminal Court. The trial takes place be
töre Sir Henry Hawkins. Very little pub
lic interest is manifested in the trial. A
panel ol 1<*» jurymen were summoned
from which to secure a jury lor the trial.
The defense was allowed :53 challenges,
but only 15 men were objected to before
a jury was obtained. After the jury had
l»eeu sworn Attorney General James
opened the case for the prosecution. He
stated that they expected to prove Cun
niughaui guilty of causing the explosion
at the Tower and to lie the author ol the
outrage at Victoria railway station.
London, May 12.— In the Cunningham
Rurtou trial to-day several witnesses testi
fied as to the explosion at Charing Cross
station, and others as to the events of
the 13th of May.
Attorney General James said he did not
qHopose to connect the prisoners with the
dy namite affairs or that day. but simply
desired to prove the existence of treason
able plots.
Witnesses were then examine«l to {»rove
the movements of the prisoners from I»e
<*eml»er until the «lutes of their arrest.
Strong evidence was adduced connecting
Cunningham with the explosion on the
Metropolitan railway, but the eff«»rts to
connect Burton, with the same outrage
failed.
Kelief tor tke Sufferers.
Philadelphia, May 12.—At to-day's
meeting of citizens for tbe relie! ol the
sufferers hy fever at Plymouth, the police
rurgeon detailed to visit the infected re
gion reported that he tc tud the reports
had not lieen exaggerated. In some in
stances four and five persons are ill in one
house, with Aree or four in one room, and
in instances two or three dead ptrsons in
the same bouse. The only school house
has lieen turned into a hospital. Phila
delphia has contributed $1,000. In tuauy
cases the father or mother of large families
of children have died. He heard of a case
in which the father an«l mother were l»oth
down with the fever and were tieing nursed
by a 14 year old boy, who was also caring
for a small l»abe. D. Shakespere. who also
went to investigate tbe disease, said that
unless disen let-tan ts were freely used the
disease would not be wiped out this sum
mer.
Guarding .Against Cholera.
Baltimore, Md., May 12.—The ^Itslical
and Chirurgical faculty of Baltimore to
day discussed the probability of a visit
from the cholera this summer. Prof. T, ft.
Latimer state«! that the history of the dis
ease leaves little room for donbt that it will
liecotne epidemic in America either this or
next summer. Cleanliness in every respect,
he said, is the most potent safeguard
against it.and the most rigorous sanitary
precaution by the city authorities should
l»e taken at once.
(attic Quarantine Removed.
DENVER, May 12.—The State Sanitary
Board to-day removed the «quarantine
against «*attle from Illinois and Missouri
when accompanied by a certificate of
health signed by Dr. Trumhlower, of Kan
sas City.
Destructive Fire.
Cuit ago. May 8.—Shortly after noon
te-«lay a spark from a paasing locomotive
engine set a tire in the heart ot a great
pire luaiWr yard district, which liea along
both »ides of the seuth bran«h •»
Chicago, and u«ar the southwestern city
limit* Bordering upon this diatnet are
the wooden built portion of flte ci*y, known
as Bridgeport, and the Union Stock \ai«L*,
with its acre* of woo«len sheds and |>ens
tilled with cattle, hogs and sheep. A fierce
wind was blowing (rotu the west and the
tlame* spread with great rapidity. The
entire tire department was called out an«l
Iwgan fighting the liâmes, hut the 20 or 3»»
streams of water which were thrown upou
them bad little or no effect, as far as stay
ing their progre«« was concerned. The dry
pine txiartls and shingles were piled to a
great height, only narrow lanes between
the piles Wiug left for wagons to pass
through. The narrow interstices Iwtween
tbe l«oards furnished unusual facilities for
the progress of the tlaiues, while they
broke the force of the streams of water aud
prevented it from penetrating to the blaz
ing pine in the centre of the pile*. The
news of the tire spread rapidly to the b«i»i
ness centre of the city and created much
alarm lest the fire should assume pro|»or
tions approaching those ol the great conila
gration ot 1*71. which came from the san:«*
direction. Great brands were carried for
ward by the wind, setting fire to new qnles,
and several fire steamers aud the men
manning them ha«l narrow escaq»«** iroui
destruction, startiug uqs»u the west side
of the river the liâmes ate up all the lum
Iter lietweeu '-»5th aud 38th streets. It set
fire to a canal Ixtat moored at the d«K'k and
it lloated a«*ross the river, which is 1 **d leel
wide at this |»oint, and set fire to lumber
on the ea«t bank, which covered about an
equal area with that on the west bank ol
the river, and this, with oue or two plaiu
1 ing mills, was consumed. Brands were
«•arried eastward and set fire to several
small frame houses occupied by employes
m the lunilier «listrict. The fire «Icpart
tuent, however, made a stau«! at this qs»int
and succeeded in preventing the *pre.»«l of
tbe Haines into the residence district. The
fight continued throughout the alieru«K»n
and it was nearly 7 o'clock liefore the ««in
flagration was brought under control, hav
ing practically burned itself out to the
limits of the iniuie«liate district in which
it »»egan. A heavy rain during most of the
afternoon was of material assistance. The
aggregate of lum»>er destroyed was 45,1 XXl,
IKK» leet. valued at $1 KK»,ixxi. The indi
vidual losses and insurance are as follows:
Chicago Lumber Co. 23,UU0,(KX» feet of
lumber, valued at $400.<KM>; insurance
£0)0(XX* Bigelow Bros., 1H,IXX»,IXX» leetot
lumber, valued at *175.1**) : insurance
$125,(XX) Adams, Hastings «V Co . *>.ikh»,
iXK) feet of lumber, valued at $*5,000; ' n *
su rance $(»(».IXX'. J. 3\. Hinckley, planing
mill, loss >2b. , *» M : insurance *12,ixx» I* ive
cottages, aggregate loss about $10,<X*> ; in
suraii«*e alsjtit *.»,i**».
Hrooklvn Disaster. •
New York, May (».—At .3:30 there were
lour Is »lies found, aud at .»oclock the
workmen took out two more. This makes
nine recovered during the «lav. All were
borriblv burned during the day.
Alfred Kretzmer, aged 10 years, died
early this morning in Bellevue Hospital
from internal injuries received at the tire
on First aveuue on Sunday morning. He
is the ele\en»h victim.
Contracts AvvArtled.
New York. May 7.—The 1 n«han Com
missioner to-day awarded contracts for
the trans|K»rtation ol supplies to *.J.
Evans. Sioux City, Iowa; J. C. Slavens,
Kansas City, Mo.: T. C. Bower. Helena,
M.T; Ed. Comings. St. l'aul. C B. Stone,
San Francis««»; K. C. Kearns,St. 1 a»uis. Mo.
New York, May 8.—The United States
government Commissioners on Indian
affairs met to day and awarded most of the
l»eef and heeon contracts for the corning
year. The principal awards of l»eef con
tracts were : G. Pomeroy, Keese and Crow
agency ; W. S. Woods, Cheyenne river ; W.
S Woods, Lower Brule; J.S Smith.Stand
ing Bock ; W. C. Osborn, Cheyenne and
Arap. ; H. C. Slavens, Kiowa Commission
and Wich; S. Lindauer, San Carlos; H. K.
Tbnrher. Meecalero ; T. C. Power. Black
feet ; Edgar S. Man*ton, Fort Peck ; T. C.
Power, Fort Belknap. The aggregate
amount of the contracts is $22.(il0,(N»0.
New York. May 12.—The Indian Com
missioners continued to award contracts
to-day and included coffee, lieaus. l»a««»n.
I»eef. feed. «*«»rn. oats, lard and wheat, to go
to Kansas City, Sioux City. Crow Agency,
Cheyenne river. Standing Bock. Arayahosa
and Kiowa agencies. Ashland, Wisconsin,
Omaha, St. Paul au«i Yuma agency.
Gen. Sheridan and 44 it«* Nbiikeu I t».
Sax Francisco, May 11.—Gen. Sheri
dan, who arrived here yesterday, while
out driving with his wife to-day their
horses took fright ami ran away. The
< arriage wa* ujiset and the General and
his wife thrown to the ground. Al
though lioth were considerably shaken up,
they were n«»t seriously injured.
The ( ulorado Kailroiul Mrike.
Denver, May (». —Nothing of imjsirt
ame ha« developed in the strike of the
Denver «V Bio (.ramie «hop employes to
day, except that new men are lieing hire«!
as rapidly a* possible to take the place* of
the strikers, and that freight trains are be
ginning to move. Passenger trams have
not lieen interfered with. Other than this
the situation is unchaiigeil.
DENVER, May 7.—The status of the
strike of the Denver amt Bio Grande shop
hamis is practically unchanged. New men
have takeu the place of the strikers and
all 'rains are now running regulaily
Many of the strikers are evidently weaken
ing liecause of the pressure of public
opinion, which is very pronounced against
them. Tbe indications are that the strik
ers will return to work in a day or two.
Denver, May 11.—Contrary to general
expectation the officials of the Denver «V
Kio Grand railway did not reo;»en their
shop* to-day. At ti o'clock this morning
1,200 strikers am! employes of the Bur
lington and Union roads congregated op
posite the Denver & Kio Grand shop* and
the Decleration of Independence was read
and Knights of I>ahor songs were sung
with great gusto. The presence of so large
a crowd deterred the weakened striker*
ami others from going to work. The of
ficials say the shops will surely open in a
few days.
Yesterday aftern«K>n a large mas* meet
ing was held in the rink which was ad
dressed by ex-Uongressman Belfbrd, who
severely critisized Jmlg«* Hallet, of the
U. ft. District ««»urt, for sending several
strikers to jail for sixty days for contempt
and iuterlering with workmen early last
week. The cause of the strike was not
touche«! upon by any ef the speakers.
The road is not suffering any great in
convenience as all trains are running a*
usnai.
Central American Affair«.
PANAMA, May 11.—Five hundred meu
arrived from Buena Ventura yesterday,
and 3<*» or more are on the wav. The
Columbian guard, which fought Preston
at Colon, have also arrived here with :5**»
prisoner*, who were falsely report««! as
having l»een drowned.
Preston is beseiging Carthagena, ami
was received in the rels-1 camp, which was
illuminated in his honor, with "Viva Pres
ton."

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