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BY K. H. COPEI.AND, WASHBURN, NORTH DAKOTA CONDENSED TKLKGRAMS. Emperor William will visit Paris. Indianapolis is Hooded with bogus $2 bills. Toronto street cars oan't ran on Sun days. A strange epidemic is killing Kansas horses. Henry Donnelly murdered his wife in New York. The Kilkenny election is a victory for the priests. The senate finance committee reported a financial bill. Three thousand railroaders at Glasgow are on a strike. General Terry was buired at New Haven Thursday. The Kean bank assets at Chicago con tinue to diminish. President Harrison issued the World's Fair proclamation. Colonel Sumner captured 150 hostiles near Standing Bock. The run on the Kellogg bank, of Green Bay, Wis., has stopped. Official returns show the election of Hennessy, anti-Parnell. Seven thousand men are now out in the Scotch railroad strike. The house transacted no business of importance and adjourned. The president approved the Sheboygan and Racine public building bill. The senate adjourned till Saturday, when it will adjourn to Monday. A bill has been introduced in the house against the Sunday World's Fair. Mrs. McGuire and grandchild burned to death at Newark, N. J., Friday. Chas. Lobetz of New York shot his wife and two children and himself. The senate adopted the conference report on the Sioux reservation bill. General Miles thinks all of Sitting Bull's followers have been captured. It is said the secretary of state is pre paring the World's Fair proclamation. The Pennsylvania anti-oleomargerine law has been declared unconstitutional. The Iowa Business Men's association organizing a mutual insurance company. The British government is sending supplies to famishing Irish on the west coast. The Wells-Fargo express company de clared a 4 per cent, semi-annual dividend. Three tramps were lynched by railroad men near Huntington, Oregon, for injur inga brakeman. "oe Doneghue won the international 'i.r skating championship at Cam- England. ^ave been brought againB "'MCago, and the as- ornor, Wiley has been sworrn .nor of Idaho, Shoup having jcted senator. *e schooner Mary Ellen, from Salis .ry, Md., for Baltimore, is reported lOBt, together with her crew of five men. Attorney-General Leese of Nebraska, in a report to the governor, strongly ad vocates governmental control of rail roads. The United States supreme court holds that the wife is not a competent witness against her husband where polygamy is charged. Banker Prettyman of Chicago and his cashier, C. S. Johnson, have been in dicted for embezzlement in receiving deposits when they knew the bank to be insolvent. After being out twenty-two hoars the jury in the celebrated Horton murder case at St. Paul brought in a verdict of not guilty. The case has been a hard fought one. A collapsing wall at the Chicago stock yards killed Mike Barry and an unknown and fatally injured Win. Devine and John Mclnerney. There has been great damage from snow storms throughout the state of Maine. Vessels are ashore, wires down and railroad traffic hindered. Sheriff Webb, of Sherbroke, Out., died suddenly of heart disease Friday just before time for the hanging of Montague Bat the man was hung just the same. Martin Schearney, killed, Frank Gein er, fatally scalded, and one man thought to have been blown into Lake Erie, is the result of a boiler explosion in Cleve land. The Indianapolis News of Tuesday says the new reaper and binder trust will, on January 1st, discharge several thousand men from the factories and offices throughout the country. The passenger train on the Wheeling & Lake Erie road broke through a tres tle near Bolivar yesterday and killed Mrs. Ada Hall of Sharodaville, Ohio Henry Hill, Mrs. Garrie Hill, Illinois, and one unknown woman, and wounded nine—two fatally. The plant of the Gull Biver Luirber oompany, near Brainard, was damaged by fire Tuesday. The loss is $10,000 ex elusive of 3,000,000 feet of lumber which also burned. The company is composed of the PUlsburys of Minneap olis and the plant is insured. Agent McLaughlin's official report of Sitting Bull's death has reached Wash ington. The details are as heretofore given. He says Catch-the-Bear, hostile, find the first shot. The agent asks for substantial government recognition of the work of the police and pensions for the widows of the slain. A passenger train on the Western New York & Pennsylvania railroad jumped the track at Watsonville, Pa., Tuesday, and twenty-one of the thirty-eight pas sengers on board were more or less in jured. The wreck was caused by the spreading of the rails. Two passenger oars and one baggage oar toppled over an eight-foot trestle. There were no tats tines. WAS BULL MURDERED Corporal Gunn Says it was Little Short of Deliber ate Assassination. When the Troops Arived at Bull's Camp Fighting Was All Over. Sitting Bull, Gunn Says, Was Not in Bed When the Police Called. He Came to the Door to Hear the Warrant of Arrest Read, And "Bull Head" Shot Him Down Before Resistance Con Id be Offered. As He Fell Sitting Bull Fired at ''Bull Head," Striking Him in the Thigh. A Hand to Hand Fight in Which But Few Shots Were Fired. Sitting Bull's Head and Body Terribly Mutilated and His Scalp Taken. His Face Serves for a Target for Enraged Indians With a Plank. Letters from Mrs. Weldon Found Among the Effects of Sit ting Bull, Warning Him That the Government Was Intending to Kill Him Soon. Can Gunn'a Story Be Believed. A THIHUNE reporter run on to Corporal Gumi of troop, 8th cavalry, last evening at the Custer house, and from him re ceived an account of Monday's fight on Grand river and the killing of Sitting Bull that is very much at variance with all other report? thus far received. Corporal Gunn was with the troops that went out in support of the Indian police. In the first place he says Captain Fecliet didn't have orders to follow the police to Bull's camp and the military has been wrongfully cen sured for not being closer to Bull's camp when the fighting was going on. The truth is, the Indian police wanted all the credit of arresting and bringing in Sitting Bull. They started from Fort Yates about 9 o'clock in the evening, and the cavalry of 100 men left a few minutes before mid night. The two forces were instructed to go to two different points, the Indian po lice to Grand river and the cavalry to Oak creek. At Oak creek the cavalry were to find orders or couriers from the Indian po lice as to the latter's movements. Not finding any, Captain Fechet became alarmed and started on to Grand river. Before they were over two miles out Red Tomahawk, an Indian policeman, met them, lie was breathless and greatly ex cited and could not speak coherently. Even Louis Primean, the interpreter,could not make out what the Indian was trying to say. "SITTING HULI, is DEAD he screeched, "and four policemen killed with him! Hurry up, quick, or they will all be killed!" Corporal Gunn says they disbelieved his story and they were almost on the point of arresting Red Tomahawk, thinking he was a coward and had desert ed his comrades, but we decided to move on quickly to the scene to ascertain the situation. We galloped rapidly and when we reached Sitting Bull's camp there was no fighting, but a terrible sight presented itself. Around the warrior's shack were strewn a dozen or more dead bodies, Sitting Bull among them, together with four of the police. The bodies of the latter had already been prepared for burial by their comrades. The legs were tied tightly to gether. the arms strapped securely to their sides and a cloth tied over the face of each. THE STORY OF THE FIGHT as given by the Indians, says Corporal Gunn, is as follows: Sitting Bull occupied the shacks, one in which he lived with his sons and the other occupied by his wives and children. About fifty lodges are in the vicinity—within a hundred yards—of Bull's followers. Bull Head went to the door and read the warrant for Sitting Bull's arrest. No one was in the shack but the old warrior and the two sons. While Bull Head was reading the warrant one'of the sons came to the door and gave the alarm to the Indians lurking near. Without a moment's hesitation Bull Heaa shot Sitting Bull before resistance was offered. The ball pierced his breast, im mediately over the left nipple. As he staggered Sitting Bull fired one shot, strik ing Ball Head in the thigh, while falling. Crowfoot was next killed and he fell across the body of his father on the threshold. The combat was then hand to hand. Bull's followers rose up like magic and a terrific encounter ensued. BUT FEW SHOTS WERE FIBED. The guns were clubbed, the stocks shat tered to splinters and some of tae barrels even were bent. The faces of the dead were blackened by powder and dirt. The Indian police found themselves handicapped and sought refuge in Sitting Bull's shack, leaving four dead of their men and nine of the hostiles, including the chief, outside. The police began pepper ing tiiem from the shack with little effect The hostiles returned tire and shot out every window. The Indians had retired to ambush when the soldiers arrived. The willows were so dense that not a form was seen. Captain Fechet formed a skirmish line and began pouring hot shot into the ambush. Shouts and cries could be heard and the corporal thinks there were many more hostile Indians killed than reported. The soldiers soon, after returned to the post, taking the dead, wounded and two prisoners, nephews of Sitting Bull, whom the squaws were trying to shelter from capture. One was twelve, and the other eighteen years old. The elder had several rounds of ammunition on his person, but no weapons. SITTING IllTLIj'S SCAI.I* was lifted by some one of the braves. Some of the Indian police say that Ked Tomahawk killed Bull, but as it is not known that Bull Head shot him through the left breast, the surgeon thinks the was the fatal wound. Red Tomahawk is evidently scared, as he refuses to say any thing of his part in the affair. He lsyfjt a permanent policeman and did not wear a uniform. Bull Head was carried to the agency, where he afterwards died, making fourteen casualties actually known. Be fore he died he said he killed Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull's body was in horrible shape. In fact, all the dead bodies were mutilated frightfully. One of the Indians battered the dead warrior's face with a plank. Af ter tiring of this sport he balanced it across his nose and with maniacal glee, left it in that position. One of the policemen jumped into the kettle drum and shouted: "NO MOKE GHOST DANCES." The few remaining hairs on Sitting Bull's head were clipped off and his moccasins and bits of clothing were carried away for relics. It is said that among his effects were found letters from Mrs. Weldon warning him that the government was going to kill him and advised ln'm to flee to the Bad Lands. This is only a portion of the story told by Corporal Gunn. It is given for what it is worth. He looks and acts like a re liable sort of a man but he may be away off in his statements regarding this affair, as the soldiers did not know anything of what was going on until about ready to move Sunday night. What he says, he gets from Indians at Standing Rock. How ever, his statements and that of others who have come from Standing Rock have awakened a great deal of curiosity to know exactly how it was. The TRIBUNE'S graphic description in another column is by one thoroughly reliable, and if in error it is because of false statements from the Indian police. They alone know the facts. No white man was there. lamed Rations to the Kickers. PINE RIDGE AGENCY, S. D., Dec. 18.— The military counted to-day the returned recalcitrants and issued rations to them. There were 1,024. A grand council was held last night. Red Cloud told the re turned dancers that they had caused a great deal of trouble and now their stock was here eating grass (very serious thing at present) ana they were eating his ra tions, but he would count it all nothing if the trouble could be settled. If those who were out would not come in and the sol diers were forced to kill them, he should feel sorry, for tiiey were his relatives, but he must say it was just. The hostiles in the Bad Lands number probably 600. Gen. Carr is close in their rear, and their case seems hopeless. Predict Another Cuater Massacre. PIEUIIE, Dec. 18.—Napoleon Dachneaux, a squawman, has just arrived from l'lum creek, some seventy-live miles west of here. He says Sitting Bull's men, witli stragglers picked up along the way, in all amounting to some 300, with nonies, under the leadership of old Rain-in-the-Face, passed going south about noon. They ap peared to be in good trim and on the war path. There is no doubt but that they were bound for the Bad Lands. Old In dian scouts here predict another Custer massacre unless the greatest caution is exercised, as the Band Lands are perfectly impregnable. Five Were Drowned. HALIFAX, N. S., Dec. 19.—A terrible ac cident occurred on the Cunard's south wharf to-night, by which four or five men were drowned and several others had a narrow escape from death. Part of the wharf sunk in the water and the five fol lowing were drowned: Nicholas Baldwin, Henry Wise (colored), John Brown (col ored) and two named Kelly and Power. Power was foreman of the gang. It is im possible, owing to the darkness, to make any efforts to get the bodies out of the water. Keda Seen Anxious for fight. RAPID CITY, S. D., Dec. 18.-—General Miles is in receipt of a dispatch fron Gen eral Brooke, stating that 600 friendlies will start to-morrow for Brule camp to bring in the hostiles now entrenched in the Bad lands. M. H. Day, who has just returned from a scouting expedition, says that on Monday, eighteen of his men approached the camp of the hostiles, but were driven back across the river by the Indians, who came out to meet them, seemingly anxious for a fight. Several shots were exchanged but no lives were lost. Indian Encounter on Cherry Creek. PIERRE,S.D., Dec. 19.—Some forty fam ilies from Cheyenne, at the mouth of Cher ry creek, have come in and report an encounter between the Indians of the Cherry creek dance and the troops, but could give no particulars. A rancher named McGraw, on the trail between Cheyenne and Pine Ridge was attacked by a small band of Indians but escaped ana came here. As the weather is warm, it is likely the hostiles will break up into small bands and work their way into the Bad Lands. Conductor and Brakeman Killed. CRUGEBS, N. Y., Dec. 19.—At S o'clock this morning Conductor Fred Harris and Brakeman Harry Evans of a freight train on the Hudson River railroad met with a horrible death by falling from the top of the train while in motion between this place and Montrose, Both men died from a fractured skull. Evans lost his life while trying to save the conductor, who had slipped on the icy roof of a car and was rolling off. He grabbed the conduc tor and both rolled to the ground in each other's embrace. It is Said the Box in Which he Was Buried Was "Very Light," And There's a Belief That Sitting Bull's Body is Still Out of Ground." The Last Seen of the Remains They Were in the Hospital Dis secting Room. Perhaps the Government's Museum is to be Graced With the Chieftain's Skeleton. From All Over the Country He Had Received Requests For His Autograph. Mrs. Weldon Was Repeatedly Oidered From the Reservation, Rut Declared Her Love For the Old Warrior, With Whom She Wanted to Live. Sitting Bull Actually Shed Tears When He and Mrs. Weldon's Son Were Separated. A Lonely Grave. When Sitting Bull's body was brought in from Grand river it was taken to the military hospital dissecting room, and it is said the Indians at the agency—enemies of Sitting BuU, would have nothing to do with it. The bodies of the Indian police were bin ied Willi military honors, while a box supposed to contain the re mains of the late Mr. Bull (Tatanka Yo tanke) was placed iu a lonely grave in an isolated spot away from the graves of others who have heretofore gone to the "happy hunting grounds." Editor Ilicklc, who is direct from Fort Yates, says it is believed by many at the fort and agency that the remains of Sit ting Bull were l.ot in the box that the box was handled as il it was light t-.nd that a guard was put around the grave just as a blind—to thwart any suspicion. It is pos sible that the bodyof Sitting Bull is to be dissected in the interest of medical science and the skeleton placed in the national war museum. The utmost secrecy pre vails at Fort Yates regarding' the move ments of the military and ludinn authori ties on all matters relating to the Indians and no one except the highest officials know wiiat is to be done until th-. time of its doing. There is also another theory advanced regarding the burial of Sitting Bull, and that is that his body was not buried where generally supposed for fear that it might be stolen. However, all these opinions are only conjectures. In Sit'ing Bull's effects were found let ters and documents of all descriptions from all over the country. Most of them were from people enclosing slips of paper for his autograph, hut he never responded to these requests unless a fat monetary consideration came with the letter. Ilis signature always commanded a dollar and he found ready sale for it. All he could write was his name and that in a painful scrawl. It is said there were several communi cations from Mrs. Weldon, the woman who claimed she was sent out from Brook lyn, N. Y., by an Indian society. She came to the agency about a year ago, but by creating an air of discontent among some of the Indians the authorities re peatedly ordered her off the reservation. She finally said she loved Sitting Bull and went to live with him on Grand river. She was a remarkably fine looking woman 80 years of age and had a pretty little son 10 years old with long, curly dark hair. In dians say the couple lived together as man and wife, though there was no ceremony performed. Whenever Sitting Ball wanted a fresh partner he selected the prettiest of his flock, and his children are scattered throughout the Sioux nation by the score. He thought as much of Mrs. Weldon's young son as he did of the woman herself, and took great delight in putting the youngster on one of his ponies and riding with him on his own charger in triumph to the agen cy on ration days. Mrs. Weldon took her departure from Standing Rock two months ago. Tears actually trickled down the weather-beaten cheeks of the old warrior as he parted with the little boy. It was the firsc time he ever exhibited any emotion. The boy had claimed a warm spot in his cruel heart. Mrs. Weldon took the steamer Chaske to Sioux City. When she arrived at Pierre the boy was stricken with lockjaw. The best medical aid was summoned, but of no avail, and lie died. Mrs. Weldon was grief-stricken, as was also Sitting Bull on hearing the news, and sought solitude for several days. Mrs. Weldon is a well-educated and refined woman. Her actions were a mystery. She is an able writer and fluent conversa tionalist, and a streak of mild insanity or crankismis the only reason assigned for her strange conduct. While in the east after the death ot her son, she wrote a number of letters to Sit ting Bull foretelling the terrible tragedy enacted the other day. She warned him to be on the alert, telling him that the military and jealous Indians who sided in with the government were seeking a pre text to put him forever out of the way. Letters from time to time were received to this effect, beseeching him to flee for his life. He paid but little attention until al most the last moment, when he began to realize the danger and was preparing to escape to the Bad Lands. TOE KILIEN-SHKEBY FIGHT. Declared iu Favor of Klllen on a Foul at the Knd of Five Minutes. ST. PAUI,, Dec. 19.—The prize fight be tween Pat Killen of this city and Joe Sheeliy of Ashland, Wis., Marquis of Queensbury rules, for the northwestern heavy-weight championship, lasted about five minutes and was declared in favor of Killen on a foul. Dick Moore, a local light-weight pugilist, was chosen referee. Sheehy at the start tried to rush matters, but in every one of the three or four clinches in the first round lie fouled by striking below the belt while clinched. Killen got in a number of good blows and. refusea to allow his friends to take advan tage of their right to claim a foul. In the second round the men clinched and Killen fell beneath Sheehy, who proceeded to pound him while sitting on him and hold ing him down. Denny Killen, Pat's broth er, and one of his seconds jumped into the ring and pulled Sheehy off. Another clinch followed, and as Ileferee Moore tried to separate the men, Sheehy turned and struck the referee a blow that stag gered him. The police at this point came on the scene and stopped the tight, which was decided iu Killen's favor on the ground of a foul. Sheehy stripped at 196 pounds and Killen at 185. About 1000 people paid $2 each to see the fight, who were not by any means satisfied with its brevity and general taineneys. The ipen, divided the m« sy. Plenty of Soldiers at Rapid City. RAPID CITY, S. D., Dec. 19.—Four hun dred of seventeenth infantry from Ft. Russell disembarked here and at other points on the Elkhorn railway last night and took up the line of march for General Carr camp at the junction of the Rapid Creek and Cheyenne rivers. General Miles has concentrated at that point eighth and sixth cavalry, seventh infantry scouts and artillery, making a fighting force of 1,200 effective men. There is a large encampment of hostiles on what is called Grass Basin, in the Bad Lands about ten miles southeast of Carl's camp, from which thieving forages have been made on ranches. General Miles is mak ing dispositions to guard every pass and outlet from the camp, and he issued orders for the cavalry to scout and intercept Sit ting Bull's followers, who are supposed to be en route to join these hostiles. General Miles' present dispositions contemplate protection of settlers and holding the In dians iu the basin or pocket, awaiting a general movement into the Bad Lands simultaneously with General Brooke's forces and result of peace efforts of 600 friendly Indians who left Pine Ridge to day to bring in hostiles. Escape of the Indians being cut off they must soon sur render or, like Sitting Bull, die fighting. Arreated for Giving Hostiles Information. OMAHA, Dec. 19.—A special from camp Carr, on Cheyenne river, savs: John Farn ham, who has been in the employ of the government as scout, was to-day placed under arrest by order of General Carr, under instructions from General Miles. Farnhain is suspected of giving informa tion concerning the movements .if troops along Cheyenne river to hostiles. Farn liain is a squawman and married an Ogallalla squaw. Troops at this camp are ready for forward movement as soon as orders are received, and if given permis sion, will have no difficulty in penetrating to the Indian strongholds. Dr. McGiili cuddy, John R. Brenton and Americus Thompson went to within two or three miles of the Indian camp In Bad Lands and found several easy routes in and out of the socalled impregnable stronghold. The Indians have to-day been firing grass in the basin north of White river slope, and it is thought to be a signal to Sitting Bull's warriors. Another battery of Ilotchkiss guns was received at the camp to-day. Forty Cheyenne scouts are ex pected to arrive to-morrow. Bull Head's Body Burled. FOIST YATES, N. D., Dec. 19.—Bull Head's body was buried at 4 o'clock to-day with the same honors that were given to his dead comrades Wednesday. His widow stood with his father and brother at the head of the grave. This poor woman was on a visit at Cannon Ball tiver the morn ing Bull Head was wounded. She learned from an Indian runner that Bull Head was not killed and set out afoot for Sitting Bull's camp, 68 miles distant. She passed through the agency but could not be per suaded to stop, afld walked to Oatc creek, SO miles further. Learning that he was not dead and had been sent to the agency, she turned and walked back here, making in all eighty miles without rest. When admitted to Bull Head's presence she fainted. More than forty of Sitting Bull's band have come in and reported to the agent. The rest are reported by runners sent out by the agent, to be south of the reservation, in the neighborhood of Me reau river. Ghost Danclug Scholar*. HUNTINGTON, IND., Dec. 19.— Young Hoosier savages in Salamanca township, this county, have taken possession of the schools and are running tilings to suit themselves. At one place they overpow ered their teacher, tied him to the desk, formed a ring and gave a ghost dance. In stead of painting themselves the young hoodlums daubed the teacher's face with colored inks, tied a feather duster on his head and made him look like a bad Sioux buck. After dancing till weary to the music of an old tin ash bucket, they let the teacher go, first tying on his back a pla card labeled: "Old Two-Call-five, the Orig inal Indian Messiah." Then they locked the school house door, nailed up the win dows and went home. The matter was re ported to the school board and the county superintendent, and the ghost dancers are likely to be indicted by the grand jury. Poisoned by Bough On Rata. CI.ABKSBURO, W. Va., Dec. 19.—The family of Charles A. Bond, consisting of himself, wife and five children, are all ex pected to die before morning from the effects of rough on rats administered by a young colored girl employed as a domestic in the family. The girl has been arrested and has confessed, saying she mixed a box of poison with the coffee this morning, but refuses to assign any reason for the crime. Fighting Over in Kidder County. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19.—A special to the Tribane from Steele, N. D., says: A light occurred at Dawsou to-day between Chas. Roberts and Editor Raymond of the Times. Friends of both parties interfered aud Raymond's brother, Edgar, was severelv injured on the head by Deputy Sheriff Pettibone. Several arrests will follow. Three Feet of Snow In Pennsylvania. LOCK HAVEN, Pa., Dec. 18.—The snow storm whicii has raged thirty-six hours ceased this morning, leaving nearly tw.o feet of snow on the ground. Great damage has been done. It was toe heaviest snow storm seen here for many years. TO INVESTIGATE. Resolntion Introduced in the House to Investigate AlWged Mur der ot Sitting Bull. Shrewd Scheme of a Baltimore -Man to Get Money from Uncle Sam's Servants. Four Hundred Hostiles Under Big Foot Refuse to Come in for Rations. A Remnant of Sitting Bull's Camp, Numbering 100, Are Destitute and Want Protection. Want to Know' How Bnll Was Killed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—In the house to day Representative Blanchard of Louisi ana offered for reference the following preamble and resolutions: WHEKEAS, The recent killing of the In dian chief, Sitting Bull, appears to have been accomplished under circumstances recognized neither by the laws of war nor those of peace Resolved, That a committee consisting of five members of this house, who are members elect to the house of representa tives of the Fifty-second congress, be ap pointed by the speaker of the present house, and directed to inquire into and in vestigate the killing of the said Indian chief, Sitting Bull, and the immediate causes leadiug thereto, and whether a state of war existed which justified his summa ry taking off and if not, what justification, if any, there was for his violent death at the hands of the Indian police in the em ploy of the government Resolved, That the committee is charged with the duty of investigating the threat ened Indian outbreak in the west and the causes thereof whether neglect of the gov ernment of Its treaty obligations with the Indians or the tardy or inadequate fulfill ment of such obligations on the part of the government had anything to do with the turbulent state of affairs existing among the Indians. Resolved. That lie committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to travel from point to point as may be necessary, and in doing so it is authorized to use government conveyances and means, of transportation. Resolved That the committee may sit during the present session aud after final adjournment of the present congress, and shall make a report by the first of Decem ber next to the Fifty-second congress. Representative McAdoo offered for refer ence a resolution calling on the secretaries, of war and of the interior for all official correspondence relating to the killing of Sitting Bull, and more especially for the reports of those officers and agents directly concerned in ordering or effecting the ar rest of Sitting Bull. Scheme to Bleed V. 8. Senators. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—The Evening Star to-day publishes the account of a shrewd attempt to make money from the United States senators, by Wm. Duval and Mary F. Duval, his wife. They sent letters to many different senators, stating they had named their first born after the distin quisbed statesman on account of their ad miration for said statesman and because his state was the native state of the happy father. Duval always enclosed a certifi cate of baptism and a number of tickets for a benefit about to be given for himself on account of his having broken a leg from a fall. Xumberous seuators sent off hand some silver cups, properly engraved, and others were only loo glad to send money for tickets to the alleged benefit perform ance, which was to be given in Baltimore, that place being the residence of the Du vals. Already over twenty first-born chil dren have this couple had, and the number may increase. The matter came out through Senator Manderson. who received the usual letter and baptismal certificate but happened to remember that he had seen a similar certificate with the name of Justin Morrill Duval where Charles Man derson appeared in tiie one sent him. He investigated quietly and the facts came out and the senate was in a mild mirthful state all day. Among seuators who have been honored by having a child named for tlieni are: Senators Saunders, Power, I'ettigrcw, Sawyer, Washburn and others. It is probable that proceedings will be in stituted against Duval. Hostiles Kefuse Rations. PIKKRK, S. D., Dec. 22.—J. M. Coulter who has just arrived from Fort Bennett reports the following: Four companies of infantry left for Plum creek to-day. To morrow is ration day. Some rations were issued to friendlies yesterday. About 200 lodges of Cherry creek Indians arrived at Fort Bennett to-day to receive rations. About 400 hostiles under Big Foot refuse to come in, and the troops have been sent. to bring them. An Indian policeman named Look-in-the-Bush arrived at the fort yesterday and reported no damage done to property at Plum creek yet Cav anaugh, who has a big ranch and store,, was ordered away by Big Foot's men. who told him he would be killed if he stayed.. After he left, the Indians killed some cat tle and pillaged the store. The remnant: of Sitting Bull's camp, now numbering, about 100, are encamped on Plum creek. They are almost destitute, have no clothes, and want to come into Fort Bennett for protection. They say tbey got scared out at Grand river, and the women and chil dren did not have time to dress. After their arrival, Hump, who is now captain of the Indian police, wanted to take them to Bennett, but Big Foot objected and wanted them to join him in his march to the Bad Lands. Hump refused to give them up, and an attack was made on him by Big Foot. There was some firing but no loss of life, and Big Foot was repulsed. The Cavanaughs have left for Belle Fusche, where soldiers are stationed, to help the settlers. All the settlers at Plum creek have left except Henry Angell, who stays at his store with two horses saddled for the past ten days, ready for flight. It will take the infantry about four days to reach Plum creek, and settlers are follow ing in their wake. Boss Farmer Mercellea, a squaw man, is at Bennett. He brought in a large number of Indians, inducing them to leave off dancing. He thinks if somebody could induce Big Foot to be come a policeman, as Hump did. the trouble woald be at an end. Big Foot's band is four times as large as Hump's was. Stamped to Death. DANVIT.LE, Va, Dec. 23.—A shocking tragedy occurred here to-day. Edward Enoch, a railroad man, and James Gravett, a carpenter, were in a saloon, aud both un der influence of liquor. They began to quarrel about some trivial matter and Gravett insulted Enoch, when the latter knocked him down and literally stamped, him to death with his heavy boots. Gravett's face was crushed and he died almost Instantly. Enoch was arrested.