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OVATION FOR USD ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME FOR THE' ONION CANDIDATE AT THE 7.1. \IT 11 CUM BIG ARMORY CROWDED TO HEAR HIS ADDRESS PARTY LBADBRI (AM, TO PLEDGE HIM THEIR HEARTY SUPPORT FAST POLICY PICAYUNISH TOWARD THE DOMINION Deep Waterway* as a National Ihmuc Amoag the Points Bronght Out in Mr. Mud* Speech Wellnnd Cnnal and St. Lawrence Route Favored Applause From tlie Lnrpe Audience Liberal. DUL.UTH, Minn., Oct. 11.— (Specials- John Lind, the union candidate for governor of Minnesota, addressed a large and unusually enthusiastic audi er.ee at the armory here tonight on the issues of the campaign. There were about 3,000 people in the building, and Mr. Lind received an ovation when he appeared. The most prominent Demo crat? and Populists of the city were on the platform with the speaker. Dwelling on the money question, Mr. : Bald: "There is properly only one Issue in this campaign. That is the fair distribution of the products of la bor. During the last fifty years there has been an immense increase in the icts of labor, but the laborer's prosperity ha? not Increased according ly. I do not" blame the gold standard for this unfair distribution, but it is a factor in the unequal distribution. But in this state the gold standard is not and cannot be an issue. When the Re publicans try to force it as an issue they evade the real issue and put forth a feigned one." Mr. Lind devoted a few remarks to corporations, saying: "I do not blame corporations. It is merely the abuses I complain of." Mr. Lind blamed the Republicans for their alleged mismanagement of fran chises and for the swamp land grant, which he claimed is almost squander ed. "If I am elected," he said, "I will endeavor to save every acre of land that I can for the public good. As to appointments, If elected, I will not make indiscriminate removals, but I will make them only where It is for the public good." Speaking of the national marine pol- Icy, Mr. Lind said: "This country has followed a pieayunish policy toward Canada. I hope to see the day when vessels will come from the Atlantic ocean to the wharves at Duluth. I be that this can be accomplished only by using the Welland canal and the St. Lawrence river. If we must thus use part of Canada, we should be liberal toward that country, as we can not expect much for nothing in return." Many prominent men of the parties whose principles Mr. Llnd represents called upon him today to pledge sup port and to make encouraging reports. From Duluth Mr. Lind goes to Co kato, where he will speak tomorrow evening-. THE GLOBE INDORSED. Its Policy In the Campat^n Ap proved by Democrat** at Rochester. ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. ll.—(Spe cial.) — The Democratic county conven tion, which was held at Rochester, pas?ed a resolution indorsing the ac tion of The St. Paul Globe in the nt campaign. E. A. Campbell read a letter from L. A. Rosing-, chair man of the state Democratic central committee, indorsing the action of The Globe, and stating that it was the official Democratic paper of the cam paign and should be patronized by all Democrats. It devotes much space to party news and should have the sup port of all holding these views. Mr. Campbell's letter and remarks met with a hearty reception. Hon. William Brown indorsed what had been said in regard to The Globe and hoped that the Democrats would all become read ers of the paper during the campaign. BENSON, Minn., Oct. 11.— (Special.)— TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— John Lind at Duluth. Franco Must Leave Fashoda. Capt. Roach En Route. Status at Walker. Unknown Woman Found. i— Chllris" Stand Firm. Maj. Wilkinson Remembered. Ramsey Bacillus a Mystery. I — Peace Progress Slow. McKinley's Western Trip. Water In Camps Scant. 4— Editorial. s— Sporting News. Boston Wins the Pennant. Stillwater Widow Swindler. News of the Railroads. Templar Conclave. f— Markets of the World. Bar Silver, 64% c. Cash Wheat. 60& C. T— Minneapolis Matters. News of the Nonhwest. B— Field of County Politics. Market Hall Exhibits. ATLANTIC LINERS. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Cuflc. New York. BOULOGNE— Arrived: Rotterdam, New York. SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Lahn, New York. Sailed: Belgenland. New York. TODAY'S EVENTS. METROPOLITAN— "KeIIar, the Magician," 2:30 and S:is. GRAND— Vaudeville, 2:30 and S:ls. Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 7 PM. Northwest home product exhibit, Market hall, 10 a. m. Annual meeting Junior Pioneers, Elks' hall, 8 PM. Annual meeting Taylor Memorial association Central high school, 4 PM. State Senator P. M. Ringdal, the Democratic candidate for congress from the Seventh district, opened the campaign here last night for the union ists. The opera houpe was well filled, and his speech, which was devoted al most exclusively to the consideration of the subjects, money, transportation and trusts, was listened to with ap preciation, and the speaker was fre quently interrupted by applause. B. G. Covell, the present Republican superintendent of schools, has announc ed himself to be an independent can didate for that office. He has had the office only one term, but at the county convention was defeated. There are now four candidates for this office in the field. DETROIT, Minn., Oct. 11.— (Special.) — Moses E. Clapp opened the campaign for the Republicans here. Political en thusiasm did not run very high. To night County Attorney True and Com missioner Skaiem addressed the people on the other side of the question. There was a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance. MADISON, Minn., Oct. 11.— (Special.) — A local Lind club with seventy mem bers has been organized here. Many prominent Republicans became mem bers. The officers are mostly Repub licans. No effort has been made to or ganize a Eustis club. CALEDONIA, Minn., Oct. 11.—(Spe cial.) — At the Republican county con vention the following candidates were placed in nomination for county offices: Senator, E. K. Roverud, Caledonia; representative, W. M. Selby, La Cres cent; auditor, Cha?. C. Eberhard. Mount Prairie; treasurer, O. G. Lougen, Hauston; sheriff, George N. Beeneed, Caledonia; register of deeds. Clem E. Styer; Judge of probate, Lars Badoke, Spy Grove; attorney, C. S. Traak. Cale donia; coroner, O. M. Crandall. Hokah; clerk of court, D. P. Stewart, Cale donia; superintendent of schools, G. H. Kuster, Caledonia; commissioner, Fourth district, John Fishel, Browns ville; commissioner, Second district, Chris Rasmason, Hauston. SAUK CENTER. Minn., Oct. 11.— At the most exciting primary election ever heid In this city Senator Henry Keller was turned down by a large majority in favor of dele gates for Di. J. A. Dubois, for senatorial hon ors L BRYAN'S PLEDGE. He Forwards a Contribution to the Cause of BlmetalliNm. CHICAGO, Oct. 11.— W. H. Harvey, general manager of the ways and means committee, No. 1044 Unity build ing, Chicago, is in receipt of the fol lowing letter from Col. William J. Bryan, dated at Jacksonville. Fla. : "My Dear Sir- I Inclose a pledge for month ly contributions to the cause of bimetallism until October. 1900. together with the install ment for this month. I most cordially in dorse the plan adopted by the committee and am confident it will result In the collection of a large fund for the circulation of bimetallic literature. Since our fight is in the interests of the 'plain people,' to use Lincoln's phrase — or 'the common people,' to borrow a Dible term — we must appeal to them for the means of carrying on the contest. "The financiers can contribute large sums to support the gold standard, because the mo nopoly of money gives them great pecuniary profit. Surely you can appeal with confidence to the millions who suffer from a rising dol lar and falling prices. "Having brought freedom to Cuba, the American people can renew the struggle for the financial independence of the United States. —"William J. Bryan." STATE ISSUES. Judge Van Wyok Sounds the Key note in the New York Campaign. NEW YORK, Oct. 11.— The formal letter of Hon. Augustus Van Wyck, ad dressed to the president of the notifi cation committee, Frederick Schreck, accepting the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, was made public tonight. The letter contains 2,500 words and deals entirely with state issues, particularly with legaliz ing in connection with canal matters. The letter contains a declaration at the outset that the government of the state is not officially concerned In any of he questions which our national authori ties are called upon to settle. CongrreflKional Nomination*. First New York.. James M. E. O'Grady (Rep.) Third Connecticut Charles Russell (Ri-p.) Thirteenth Massachusetts. ."W. S. Green (Itep.) CAPTAINS GET CREDIT. Neither Sampson Nor Schley Canned Defeat of Genre ra. NEW YORK, Oct. 11.— Although the American fleet in the battle off Santi ago on July 3 obeyed the general or ders of Rear Admiral Sampson, given in advance to meet just puch an emer gency, it was essentially a "captain's" fight. This is the substance of the re port of the naval board which has been investigating disputed points in the battle. Re-ar Admiral Sampson was not present and the two orders signal ed by Schley "close in," and "engage the enemy," did no good and were un necessary, for the ships had already closed in and were engaging- the enemy when the orders were run up. The full text of the report must come from Washington, but many interesting points were obtained from the navy yard today after the board, which had been in session on the Brooklyn, finally adjourned. The board finds in a more general way that each ship in the fleet knew exactly what to do should Cervera come out. Each captain fought his ship on plans prepared and orders giv en by Sampson. Even had Schley di rected the general movement of the fleet in the battle, which it was unnec essary for him to do, they would hay« been executed because of the previous order given by Sampson and within his general orders. The issues of the battle, the board learned, were not affected by any sig nals that Schley made from his flag ship. The Oregon dashed out from the very beginning- of the engagement and kept within range of the enemy until the fight ended. CHINA'S NEW EMPEROR. Is a Son of Tuii«r Shi, mul Will Soon Be Proclaimed. LONDON, Oct. 11.— The empress dow ager of China and the imperial fam ily, according to a private dispatch from Shanghai, have adopted as the new emperor a son of the late Emperor Tung- Shi, who will shortly be pro claimed. WEDNESDAY MORNING FRANCE MUST VACATE LORD SALISBURY §AID TO HAVK ISSUED AN ULTIMATUM ON FASHODA ALLOWS TWENTY-FOUR HOURS At tlie Eiplration of That MnJ. Mnrc'tiiiiul Muvt Be Out of the Dis puted Territory Rumor of Rad ical Action by the British Premier Not Corroborated in Reports From Parts, NEW YORK, Oct. 11.-A London cor resinrndent declares that Lord Salis bury has sent an ultimatum to Paris giving France twenty-four hours to or der Maj. Marchaind out of Fashoda. PARIS, Oct. 11.— The Paris newspa pers this morning discuss the Fashoda question calmly, while pointing out the strength of France's position and the facts on which her claims are based. They express confidence that the ques tion will be amicably settled, in a way satisfactory to everybody, and urge that this will be facilitated if the news papers of the two countries do all they can to calm the emotions of public opinion. The Figaro says: "We have been literally subjected to an ultimatum, threatening war, on the Marchand question. The ultimatum was in the pocket of the British am bassador, or on his lips. Fortunately the document was 'not produced and the word was not spoken. We should be grateful for the skill of the minister of foreign affairs in preventing- the de livery of the ultimatum, and to the honesty and uprightness of the British ambassador in a critical Juncture." After congratulating the French min ister of foreig-n affairs on his "master ly parrying of the British demand," the Temps expresses the hope that every thing will be amicably settled, conclud ing: "In any case M. de la Oasse should receive the same universal support in France as the English premier, the Marquis of Salisbury, in Great Britain." The London correspondent of the Matin, who generally echoes the opin ion of the French ambassador at the British capital, adds that the evidence supports the truth of the reports as to the desperate condition in which Gen. Kitchener found Maj. Marchand, a.nd to the latter's almost lack of supplies of any kind. It says: "It is probable Maj. Marchand con fessed his inability to retain the posi tion, even if not handicapped by the British and the Dervishes. It is, how ever, out of the question that Mar chand should accept the British offer, courteous though it be, to provide him transportation to Cairo. If he admits the impracticability of remaining at Fashoda he ought to fall back to his former post in Bahr el Ghazael. In such an event France could negotiate with Great Britain to enable her to revictual and reinforce Maj. Marchand, and by the only possible route, name ly, the Nile. Whatever may be the situation, however, France must not abandon her rights to have an outlet by the Nile for the commerce of her central African possessions." AMERICANS CRESTFALLEN. Object of DmviiKcr Empresg' "Wrath Declined to Escape. LONDON, Oct. 12.— A special dis patch from Shanghai says: "Early this morning (Tuesday) a United States consular officer, with thirty armed members of the recently discharged Corean bodyguard, invaded the foreign bureau with the intention of rescuing Huang, former Chinese con sul at Singapore and lately minister designate of China to Japan, who waa arrested on Monday by order of the empress dowager for complicity in the reform movement. Huang, however, refused to go, and the party returned crestfallen." STANDARD OIL INQUIRY. State of Ohio Seeks Ll^ht as to Working* of the Monopoly. NEW YORK, Oct. 11. — John D. Rockefeller is to be put under oath on the witness stand and asked to tell Eome of the secrets of that organisa tion. It is the state of Ohio that brings about the inquiry. The proceeding's, brought upon the motion of Attorney General Frank S. Monett, of that state is to give John D. Rockefeller ana other Standard Oil trust officers an op portunity to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of the supreme court of Ohio. If Mr. Rockefeller and his colleagues would g-o to Ohio they would be taken, into court there to answer contempt pro ceedings in the usual way, but as the> have declined repeated invitations to do so the state of Ohio has come to them. The investigation will be opened at the New Amsterdam hotel on Fourth avenue. It will be presided over by Allen T. Brinsmade, a Cleveland law yer, who was appointed a special com missioner by the supreme court to take testimony here. Attorney General Monett will conduct the examination. The fight dates back to 1892, when the attorney general succeeded In ee tablisliing before the supreme court of that state that the Standard Oil com pany was a trust. Attorney General Monett seeks to prove that the trust magnates arc± operating their business and paying dividends in the state of Ohio just as they were before the judgment of the court against them. If the contempt proceedings are sus- I OFFICIAL DEATH LIST OF THIRTEENTH. I WASHINGTON, Oct. 11— An official dispatch from Gen. Otis, at Manila, to the war department, Riven the following as the names of the men of the Thirteenth regiment, Minnesota vol. nntecrs, who have died since the regiment left San Francinc©. BANDMASTER C. H. WATSON, I MUSICIAN FRED Bl'CKl- AND, I LIEUT. FRANK A. MORLBY, MUSICIAN ARCHIE PATTERSON | Privates- Privates | LESLIE B. PADDEN, WILLIAM SULLIVAW HARRY MCKSON, PAYSON CALWELL CHARLES Itl-R\SON, HARRY L. CURRIER, I SIDNEY PRATT, g. WENRICK, JOHN S. WOOD, GEORGE H. GOTTY. HENRY G. WATSOS, JOSEPH O. DALY, CHARLES SCHWARTZ, PAIL CROSBY. ALBERT DENNIS, WILLIAM O. MARLINSON. taiued the Standard Oil magnates could be fined, and if they continued to of fend the law they could, under the law of Ohio, be fined out of existence. Thej could bo fined $1,000,000 under Ohio law for continued offenses. When Mr. Rockefeller was put on th^ stand a long drawn-uut series of in quiries by Wm. J. Flagg, of this city, began, the result, however, being to elicit very little new information. Mr. Rockefeller's answers were short and confined strk-tly to questions asked which mainly related to proceedings following the decree of March, 1892. The witness, when asked for details of the proceedings taken to wind up the trust, uniformly replied that he could not recollect them and answered that he "did not know" as to many other inquiries. JES^F JAMES ARRESTED. PRISONER A SOX OP MISSOURI'S noM:i:ii train rokbku Pollce Have Him Secreted and Will Give Out No DetallN Other Arrents Follow. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11.— Jesse James Jr., son of the notorious bandit, Jeese James, Missouri's pioneer train robber, was taken from his cigar stand In the county court house by the police this evening and has been secreted by the police authorities. Two other men, whose names are not known, and whom the police absolutely refuse to talk about, were arrested soon after the police took young James into cus tody. Jesse James Jr. has been under sur veillance of the police since the last of the many train robberies in the out skirts of Kansas City. This was the robbery of a Missouri Pacific express train near Leeds, on Sept. 24. William W. Lowe, a Santa Fe switchman, has been in custody since five days after the hold-up. Lowe is a native of the Cracker Neck district, just east of this city, which was made notorious as the hiding place of the first James gang. When close pressed the James boys, the Youngers, the Ryans and others of the old gang always found shelter in the Cracker Neck. John Kennedy, the locomotive en gineer who has been twice arrested In connection with the more recent train robberies In Jackson county, is also a native of the Cracker Neck. Kennedy and Lowe and young James are friends, and though young James has always borne a good reputation he has lately been under surveillance with the others. The police raaintain the train robbing will not be suppressed in Jackson county until there has been a purifica tion of the Cracker Neck district, and all their work since the last robbery seems to have been in this direction. Late tonight it became known that the police also had in custody Bill Ryan, one of the most notorious of the old James gang. Ryan, like the other?, was reared in the Cracker Neck dis trict. FOUND ON THE WALK. UNKNOWN WOMAN DISCOVERED UNCONSCIOUS ON PORTLAND AY. No Maries of Violence on Her Body, and .Nothing to Indicate She Had Taken Any Drug* A young woman was found lying on the sidewalk in front of the residence "of Mr. W. H. Thurston, 468 Portland avenue, last evening. She was in an unconscious condition. When discovered she was taken into the house and Dr. Ramsey called. The doctor made an examination, but was unable to discover any wounds or any marks of rough treatment. Neither was there anything to indicate that she was suffering from poison of any kind. The indications simply pointed to her having suffered a severe fright. There was nothing on her person to disclose her Identity, unless it was the name on the collar she wore. That was "E. Hirzel." It is presumed she is a married woman, ac she wore a wedding ring on the inside of which was en graved "To my wife." She Is a woman about twenty years old, with dark complexion and dark hair. Her clothing indicated that she might possibly be a domestic. While still unconscious she was taken to the city hospital. At 2:30 o'clock this morning the hos pital authorities stated that the young woman had recovered consciousness, and was out of danger. She gave the name of Blanche Hirzel, was nineteen years old, and said she lived at 639 Portland avenue. No explanation of how the young woman came to be ly ing senseless in the street was ob tained. The physicians thought it best not to question the girl, and she vouchsafed nothing of her own ac cord. CRISIS PRECIPITATED. Cape Colony Assembly Votes Want of Confidence In Government. CAPE TOWN, Oct. 11.— The Capa Colony assembly today adopted, by 39 to 37, the motion offered by W. P. Schrener, fo merly attorney general of Cape Colony, expressing want of confidence in the government. STRIKE IS SERIOUS. Military Preparing to Preserve the Peace In Paris. PARIS, Oct. 11.— Extensive military prep arations are being made to prevent dis turbances among the men who are now on strike in this city. It 13 not probable that the railway employes will Join in the move* meat of the strikers. OCTOBER 12, 1898. REGULARS FROM OHIO SEVENTEENTH INFANTRY MAY BE CALLED TO LEECH LAKIi TROUBLES ONE CAPTAIN ALREADY HERE Capt. George H. Roach Wa« In Con ference With Maj. Stiir K l* Lawt Night Camp Van Dnsee Ih Moved Into the Old Klttaon Stable at Midway for Protection Asuliiat the Element*. Capt. George H. Roach, commander of Company B, Seventeenth infantry, now stationed at Columbus barracks, Ohio, arrived in the city last night on his way to Walker, where he will re port for field duty to Gen. Bacon. Capt. Roach has had considerable ex perience in treating with belligerent Indians and is a warm personal friend of Gen. Bacon's, with whom he served several years in the West during the Indian uprisings twenty years ago. He was met by Maj. Sturgls, ad- jutant general of the department of Dakota, last evening, at the Merchants', who advised him thoroughly as to the situation at Leech Lake. To a Globe reporter Oapt. Roach said: "The Seventeenth infantry has been ordered to be in readiness to leave for Walker at any time. I know little of the future plains of the department in the campaign against the Indians. While it is possible that the Seven teenth may be ordered to take the field I do not look upon it as probable. I understand that the Fourth Infantry at Fort Sheridan is also under marching orders, but further than this I am not informed. M My regiment only returned from Cuba a short time ago, and at present about half our old men are absent on furloughs. Quite a number of recruits have been attached to the command, and we have at present about 700 men who would be available for duty." Capt. Roach will leave this morning for Walker. STORY'S OTHER SIDE. One Good Word Spoken for the BrnveH of Bear Island. "There were only twenty Indians in the fight with Gen. Bacon and his men at Sugar point, Leech lake, last Wednesday, and but one of them was killed," said H. B. Frey upon his return from Walker yesterday. Mr. Frey is the treasurer of the Nelson-Tenney Lumber company, of Minneapolis, and for the past ten years has looked after the logging Interest of that concern. Previous to becoming connected with the Nelson-Tenney Lumber company he logged in the Northern woods for himself, and has been in the pine for ests of Northern Minnesota for the past twenty-five years. He is perfectly fa miliar with the country in the vicinity of Leech lake and Is personally ac quainted with nearly all of the Indians on the Leech lake reservation. "I have been up in the vicinity of Leech lake for the past several weeks," said Mr. Frey. "Wednesday, the day on which the fltnht occurred, I and my man were in the vicinity of Little Boy lake, cruising toward Leech lake. We must have been about six miles from Sugar point. I have been on Bear isl and and know nearly all of the Bear island tribe by name. They are by far the most industrious and able-foodled red men in Minnesota. I long- ago learned to respect them for their thrift and independence. About forty-five of them, with their families, live on the island, where they have made homes for themselves. Many of them have little garden patches, and they live in well built log cabins, and not in the primitive huts that the agency Indians do. "The Bear Islanders have little to do with the Indiana who live at the agen cy, feeling: that the latter are too lazy to work and prefer to depend upon the government. The Bear Islanders, or Pillagers, as their tribe is called, are intelligent, and beside the light farm ing they do and fishing and hunting they work on the drives of logs. BURDEN OF COMPLAINT. "Bear Island is about three-quarters of a mile from the shore. It is about two miles long and three-quarters of a mile wide. It is covered with hard wood, and the better parts of It have been cleared by the Pillagers. A num ber of the tribe live on the mainland just opposite the lake, and it is these who complain that they have been rob bed of their timber. They have often times come to me with their troubles, saying that the half- i breedß and squaw men from the White Earth reservation were cutting their limber, and that goraew hites had bought the righA^)f certain agency Indians in dead rod down timber, and were none too care ful about cutting that which was dead and down. They complained of a ma- Uc-.iuua destruction of their yrojferty. and said they thought the Great Father was allowing them to be grossly mis used. "The last time the Indians were paid at the agency by the government sev eral of the Bear Islanders refused to go and get their money. They became sullen and contrary, and trouble has been brewing in their minds ever since. The Bear Islanders have looked with suspicion upon every white man who has gone to the island within the past six months and have ordered many of them to go away. "The Pillagers imbibe as freely of fire water as their brothers who live at the agency, but they <are a determined set and likely to be very ugly when thor oughly aroused. "They do not recognize Flatmouth as their chief, and will not be governed by him. If Gen. Bacon is treating with Chief Fiatmouth he cannot accomplish peace by bo doing. The Pillagers live by themselves and have never recogniz ed any authority. Three or four of the ycunger bucks who live on the island seem to constitute a governing body by common consent. I do not know that they have ever had any trouble among themselves." "Although near Little Boy lake all Wednesday morning I saw no Indians TYPICAL BEAR ISLAND BRAVE,. and heard nothing of any trouble. At night I came out on the shore of Leech lp^ke, about four miles south of Sugar Point, and I and my man made a camp for the night. I there met an agency Indian, who told me there had been big trouble, but he did not tell me that any soldiers had beeri"~killed. He said about twenty of the Bear island squad had been In a bad fight, and had whip ped the soldiers. He said the agency Indians were not mixed up In it, and that he was very sorry it had occurred, as it meant serious trouble for all the Indians. The boat Vera was to meet me at that place at night. I waited un tii 2 o'clock in the morning, and as the Vera did not put in an appearance, we started on the trail for the agency be fcre daylight. Thursday, while near Moccasin lake, my man met a party of Indians and they told him there had been a big fight, that twenty bucks had been in it and that one had been killed. He was also told he had better get out of the country. We hastened to the agency and walked from there to Lathrop, and then took an engine back up the railroad to Walker. "I do not think the Indians will kill any of the white settlers, but they claim to have won a great victory over the soldiers. If Gen. Bacon claims he won the right, his enemies do not agree with him. They think they have driv en him from his position, and it looks very much like it. They will fight again if cornered, and the authorities will have a very difficult time in rounding up the men they want. "I have no fear of a massacre, but if the authorities want another light they can probably have it." TRUTH TQLdTo BLISS. Clerk of the Casn County Court Writes the Secretary a Letter. WALKER, Minn., Oct. 11. _ Eli Wright, clerk of the district court of Cass county, a veteran of the Civil war and the proprietor of a general store, today mailed the following let ter to Secretary of the Interior C. N. Bliss, whose business partner is Mr Wright's son-in-law: You will pardon me for advancing informa tion unsolicited, but the gravity of the s tu ation prompts me to write you. I f e ,il >ou are not aware of the true condition cf things here connected with the Indians. I have traded a great deal with the Cbippowas f r the last thirty years. I have been trading? with the-e Indians ever since the town of Walker was started. 1 have b:en in a giea> many of their councils, and have the c >nfi deuce of all the head men of their tribe They have confided in me all their g iev ances, wants and demands. Th? tr. aty of 1847 is the first and great grievance they have against the government, for they c'aim we stole 1.000,000 acres of their cho;o.st land under a promise to do certain things that the government never d:d. ".The cutting of 'dead and duwn timber' on their reservation is causing the greatest d s satisfaetton among them. They s;e their pine being taken away from thrm, and to more than one Indian out of one hundred gets a dollar out of it. They see a la.ge number of white men drawing large in idleness, consuming their money. They Bay in another year the government will want their hicks. They have fully resolved to re- ■ turn to the habits and customs of their fore fathers, to the warpath, the rifle and bu'. lets. They have openly, in their very piea ence, defied the officials of our government. and say they will not pay any further at tention to the commands of th. ir "gieal father,' but will fl^hc on the'r own gro:ndi ' until the last Indian has laid down his life in defense of his rights and his home. SHOT THROUGH THE HEART. "These red men are as familiar with the rifle as they are with the paddle, and th recent fight demonstrated what we may ex pect in the near future. The killing . f our men, who fell before their unerring aim, with only one or two Indians in re:iTn. Bhows how formidable an enemy we must meet. Our men were nearly all shot through the heart, head or nek. Maj. Wilkin on, who fell from the fatal aim of th«> Indian, was a greater loss than the value of the on tire reservation. He and I were comrades in the Civil war; we fought, marched. % t' nteJ and suffered together; and to think he came j Coutluaed oat Third Page. PKICE TWO CKNT&-J«?,y»ig;,, IMBIBE FREELY. PEACE IS i SIGHT GEN. BACON BELIEVES THE BEAB ISLAND BRAVES ARE NOW WEAKENING A STRING ATTACHED TO THE ULTIMATUM _ WAR-LIKE LETTER WITHDRAW] AND A NOTE FKOM MX. JONES nmtnmrrMß INDIANS ARE ARMING, ACCORDING TO RUMOR Difference of Opinion Am«n« iv« Representative, of the Yarioua Departments of tne Government on the Scene, but the Situation Apparently Show. Some Improve ment Peace Mission on the Way. Staff Special to The St. Paul Globe WALKER, Minn., Oct. 11, -The rep, resentatlves of the department of jua. tice. the Indian bureau and the war department sum up the situation as follows: Mar.hal O'Connor-I .till maintain the position that the Indian, fo* whom I hold warrant, mu.t be cap tured or surrendered. No settle ment not providing that these meu be brought into court will be ac cepted. Indian Commi»«loner Jones — I look for a peaceable ending of the trouble. The only point hero there 1. likely to be trouble 1. the surrender of the men wanted by the marshal. Gen. Bacon-When hostile Indian* parley they cease to fl B ht. It 1. p OB . slble the end i. in sl«ht. While the various departments of the government are postponing action, Indians are gathering supplies and am-! munition and getting ready for a fight "when it comes. I>ar S. Hal!, commissioner for the Chippewa Indians, arrived here tonight. Mr. Kail has charge of the allotment of lands to the Chippewas. The trouble, he said, is confined to the Bear island band of Pillagers and will soon be over. This band has always been quar relsome and making trouble Five years ago at the payment of the annuity the Bear islanders jumped on the tabH at the agency while the paymer, in progress and spit In the face of A_g*-nt Shuler, and trouble was only averted by the deputies of the paymaster be fore the completion of the payment. Mr. Hall does not anticipate any serous trouble, and looks for a peaceable end ing. His visit is not an official one. W. F. Campbell arrived tonight with the two leading chiefs of the White Earth reservation. The chiefs will con fer with Commissioner Jones tomorrow, and report that a big council at tha White Earth reservation decided to mark as outlaws any Indian* who Join ed the Bear islanders from the reser vation. Campbell is an Indian, who studied law and graduated at the Minn-. law school. He practices his pt sion at the White Earth reservation. He favors capturing the hostile^, if it takes four regiments of troops to do it. This must be done, he sayp, if the Indians are to held under the authority of the government. —A. F. Morton. ULTIMATUM WITHDRAWN. Pacific Letter Sinned by the luiHim Commissioner Sent in It* Stead. Staff Special to The St. Paul G4oop. WALKER. Minn.. Oct. 11.— The meg. servers sent to the- hostile camp by Father Aloysius on Monday returned this morning. They report th.it they saw Bug-Wah-Geshig and forty men In pight. More might have bo. n In •hiding. The hostiles are ready to talk to the priest and to the Indian com missioner, but no one else, and threaten to shoot the marshal or soldieri :f they come. The mess-n^t-rs went to Duck Point, four miles east of the bar le ground. The hostile* agreed to meet the priest on the battle ground today, but sent word they would not coma into the agency, and th. 1< tter di by Gen. Bacon on Monday and <. by Indian Inspector Tinker, to i" 1 for warded to hostile*, was withdrawn this morning and the following substituted: Gay-She-Gwono-Ay-Gosh. M*)-Dwi We Nind and other Bear Islanl Indians— My friends: I am sorry to hear of your troubles, arid have come to four t for the purpose of settling th; ra. The laws of the United States are made to do j to all. and they must he obeyed. I earnestly desire that you shall tako Into r >nsiiU r;ui n the proposition of surrendering to the pi authorities these men for whom warrant* ;ir» now in the hands of the United State- mar shal. As to those for whom no warrants ar«J held, they wiil be allowed to return quietly and peaceably to their homos, although thty resisted the United States troop*. I do not want an immediate or reckless answer from you. but I wish you to weigh the matter well before giving a reply. If you think it pro;er you might send a delegation to consult wl;h me at the office of the overseer of thia •■ vation. We will talk over your difficulties), and I will guarantee your safe retain t Hmr Island. —W. A. Jones, Commissioner Indian AT 1 . At 4:30 this afternoon a peace com mission, consisting of Father Aloystua, Gay - Qua - Che - Way - Bin - Ing, Qua Beaulieu and one Interpret r, left here On the steamer Flora to confer with the hosliles. A good eizea stock of provisions, intended as a peace offer ing, was taken along to give to the Ii (iian.«, but no ammunition <>r whisky. The commission may return this even ing, but is not expected before morn ing, as a council will probably be held when the letter from Congressman Jones is presented. Gen. BaconV; opinion, based on many years of experience with Indiana, is that the proposition of the hostile* to talk indicates that they are weakening from the position taken and may lay down their anna without more fight. Continued on Third l'atfr.