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RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBLISHED EVERY FKIDA.Y.
BatcwJ In the I'oatomce t Kcil Cloud, Mob ,
croml C1m Mnlltr
PAtfli C. PHAM
RUNAWAY REDSKINS MOVE TO
RESERVE OF CHEYENNES,
SOLDIERS START NORTHWARD
Hurried Change In Distribution of
Troops of Tenth Cavalry Indians
Say They Will Fight Before They
Are Taken Back to Utah.
Sheridan, Wyo., Oct. 31. A hurried
ohnngo In tho disposition of troops or
tho Tenth cavalry, under Colonel
Augur, disclosed that tho real danger
now Hon In the anticipated junction of
Choyonno Indians with tho Ulcs. A
portion or Colonel Augur's command
wns hurried on to Sheridan, whero
supply wagons were started north
ward. From C. C. Itousculp, a guide,
11 Is learned that tho troops under
Colonel Augur, reinforced hy two ad
ditional compnnlcs Trom Fort Macken
zie, will proceed today to Ashland,
eighty miles north of Sheridan, to
moot the troops coming overland
from Fort. Keogh. Troops from Fort
Keogh should arrive at Ashland to
night, but Colonel Augur cannot ar
rive there before tomorrow night.
Itousculp was with General Crook in
18(!8 and knows tho Choycnncs well.
Ho Fays that there are between 700
nnd 800 warriors In tho tribe and that
they aro tho best armed Indians In
Luther Dunning, a rich man living
on Otter creek, has just arrived from
tho Indian camp, whero ho met and
talked with Chlof Kannapah, who says
iaiKUi wu. u """I'" ,"' n. . in .shortly after 9 o'clock Mrs. Huff and
r:.r7ri0,1l,"1T.l.or son, Olllo. thought they heard
iuru wiuj iii ui ""
to stnrvo. When Dunning visitcu uiu
camn the Indians wero on Hear crook
This Is the latest Tollable Information
concerning tho location of tho Utes
nnd at that time they wero seventy
miles from Sheridan and malting west
ward to Tongue river. From this
point they will follow Tongue river
northward to tho Cheyenne rcrervn
tlon, unless stopped by the soldiers.
It Is figured out hero that the In
dians nt tho rate they wire traveling
will encounter either the troops leav
ing Sheridan todny somewhere In tho
vicinity of Blrney, flrty-flvo miles
northeast, or tho troops from Fort
Keogh, near Ashland, somo tlmo to
morrow. TROOPS PLANJO AWE INDIANS
Hope to Secure Surrender of Utes
Arvnda, Wyo., Oct. 31. Tho rene
gade Uto Indians aro entrenched In a
strong position in the hills adjacent
to Arvada and tho Tenth and Sixth
cavalry troops aro reconnolterlng
tho country, preparatory to closing In
on tho redskins. Apparently, tho ob
ject of tho troops Is to awo tho In
dians with a display of superior forco
and thus secure tho surrender of tho
Indians without bloodshed. Tho Utes
aro determined not to give in to tho
soldiers until they have to, believing
it will mean their return to Utah,
whero they say they cannot secure
enough to eat. Tho Utes have been
nctlvo In laying In a largo supply of
ammunition at Choyonno and Gillette,
together with provisions, and If tho
tomper or tho lending tribesmen can
bo taken as an indication, they pro-
pose to fight or at least mako a show
tf ritlntn?irn nnd annum (nnpoanlnnn
of resistance and securo concessions
from the soldiers and bo permitted to
mako their way to the Choyenno rcsor
vatlon nnd remain there pending tholr
disposition by Washington.
Lnst, night tho campflres of the In
dians were blazing brightly and tho
only evidence of lifp was tho occa
sional flitting of the BhRdow of somo
warrior by the fires. Tho Utes aro
not painted, nor aro they dancing.
INDIANS FIREJDN COWBOYS
Renegade Utes Found Stealing Cattle
Near Spear Ranch.
Shorldan. Wyo., Oct. 31. A mes
Bonger just nrrlvnd from Moorohend,
Mont., says that tho wildest excite
ment prevails In that vicinity on nc
count of tho depredations of the In
rilnnB. Wagon loads of women and
children nre being drlvon to places of
eftfoty In fear of more serious trouble.
Tho Spear ranch Is being converted
into a fort and Is well stocked with
guns and ammunition.
The messenger reports that Doc
Bpear and B. W. Collins, tho Shorldan
flo-whoy artist, camo upon a band ot
about thirty Indians on Bowers crook.
I1uIndJan3 wcr skinning six head of
cattlo thoy had killed. As soon as
tho men woro seen tho Indians fired
n volley, killing a Spear horse. Tho
two men escaped to tho Spoar ranch
on ono horse.
Tho Spoar roundup wagon was
held tip ly another hand of Utes and
stripped. Georgo Thoet. tho camp
cook, was hound and gagged and tho
horso wrangler was covered with a
rlflo whllo the Indians calmly looted
tho camp and strappod tho plunder on
'Burlington Case Goes Over.
Kansas City, Oct. 31. On account
of tho Illness of Judge O. M. Spencer
of St. Joseph, general solicitor of tho
Hurlington Railway company, tho
maximum freight rate hearing was
postponed until Monday next.
Barge May Be Lost.
Alpena, Mich., Oct. 31. It la feared
that tho tow hargc Thomas II. Ca
hoon, owned In Saginaw, Is lost In
tho recent storm with the crow of
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Cummins Cancels Nebraska Dates.
Lincoln. Oct. 27. Tho lloimhllcnn
E(ato contrnI committee received not!
llcntlon that Governor Cummins of
Iowa, on account of illness, had been
obliged to cancel nls speaking dates
Still Working for Pardon.
Lincoln. Oct. 30. Friends or Mrs.
Lena Margaret Llllle are still work
ing in their effort to secuio her lib
erty. Petitions aro being circulated
and efforts will bo made to bring her
case to tho attention of the governor.
Double Track Open From Lane.
Waterloo, Neb., Oct. 27. Tho
formal opening of tho Union Paclllc's
new double track from Waterloo to
Lane took place at 2 o'clock, and
No. 22, tho iicatrlco passenger, cast
bound, was tho first regular train to
run over it. Tho double track from
Valley to Waterloo has been In use a
month and now tho lino Is being used
to Lano. Tho distanco Is about
eleven miles from Vnlley to Lano.
Mrs. Huff Accidentally Shot.
Nebraska City, Oct. 20. Last night
somo ono prowling around tho house.
Tho son grabbed 'c doublo-barrolled
shotmin and started out tho door. In
somo way tho gun was discharged
and the contents entered the mother's
left leg, above tho knee, almost sever
ing the leg and shattering tho bone.
"Physicians amputated tho leg near
the hip. It is thought she will die.
Summoned In Lumber Case.
Lincoln,. Oct. 29. Only ono sub
poena has been issued so far in tho
lumber trust case, which will come up
for hearing before Heteree A. M. Post
of Columbus tomorrow. It Is for Ulril
Crllchflold of Lincoln, secretary of
the Nebraska Lumber Dealers' asso
ciation. The subpoena was served on
behalf of the state. It is not accom
panied by nn order to Crltchfleld to
produco his hooks and records, hut
this may be directed hy tho referne
if tho state wishes It. Additional sub
poenas nro likely to bo issued for va
rious members of the grain dealers'
organization after the hearing starts.
Deserted Bride at Altar and
Wants to Sell License.
Omaha, Oct. 27 Robert Mulvihlll,
the faithless bridegroom who secured
a marriage license to wed Miss
Phoebe Colwell. 2801 Dodge street,
and then disappeared just before tho
cei oniony, leaving the bride in her
wedding gown nnd the minister and
friends all ready for tho feast, ap
peared at County Judge Leslie's offlce
nnd wanted to sell tho marriage
license back to the county, as ho
could not use it. License Clerk Mor
rill refused to return the money. Mill-
ullilll lnft tho nfllnn vorv filirnntlv.
explaining 'his actions.
HOG CHOLERA CAUSING LOSSES
Many Farmers Near Nebraska City
Have Lost Entire Herds.
Nebraska City. Nob., Oct. 27. Hog
raisers aro greatly alarmort at tho
ravages of hog cholera. They havo
had sovoral exports hero treating .
their sick hogs, but none of them havo !
been able to do anything to stop tho
spread of tho disease. George Over-
ton lost over 200 ueim, Mr. wirtii Jtu
and Nelso Ovorton 25G.
Ollinr alnclr r!ilnrs hiivo Inat smn.ll
numbers and many farmers havo lost!
their entlro herds. It has been rag
Ing for sovoral months and the farm
ers aro becoming much discouraged.
MAN FOUND DEAD IN JAIL.
Thomas Coffey Commits Suicide at
Millard by Hanging Himself In Cell.
Millard. Neb., Oct. 2C A man
named Thomas Coffoy, recently om-
ployed by Contractor Fitzgerald on
tho railroad grade, camo to tho town
marshal and asked permission to sleep
In tho Jail. Thla was granted and
tho door waa loft open so ho could
loavo when ho waa ready. About
16: 8 'cJooK ho Jmo t tho marshal
nnd asked that the door ho locked,
as "they are after mo and I'm afraid
they'll get mo." Ills request was
granted. In tho morning, when the
mnrshnl unlocked the door, the body
of Coffey was found hanging from tho
top of one of the cells, to which It
was attached by his suspenders. The
top of tho cell Is bo low It permitted
his feet to touch the floor and he had
bent his kness to produco strangula
tion. BROTHERS GUILTY OF MURDER
James and John Strong Are Sentenced
to Life Imprisonment.
Harrison. Neb., Oct. 29. in the dis
trict court here two negroes, Jamer
and John Strong, brothers, were found
guilty of the murder of Orth Crocker
on Sept. 17 last at the Burke Con
btructlon company's camp on the gov
ernment Irrigation canal In the south
part of this county. Judge Wcstover
sentenced them to life imprisonment.
The crime was one of the most cold
blooded ever perpetrated in this sec
Mon. The negroes, who had had
trouble with one of the bosses on the
canal, went to the commissary, where
a crowd was gathered and In which
was tho man with whom thoy had
trouble, threw open tho door and be
gan shooting Indiscriminately Into the
crowd from the dark.
killed and three others wounded, but
tho man they were after escaped.
After Honti-nec had been pronounced
tho prisoners seemed satisfied and
pleased Unit their necks wero safe.
INTERSTATE COMMERCE HEAR
ING REVEALSQUEER METHODS.
One Witness Expresses the Opinion
That a "Gentleman's Agreement" to
Maintain Prices Exists in Nebraska.
Business "Pooled" in Iowa.
Omaha, Oct. 2C Tho hearing on
grain trade conditions before Inter
state Commerce CominUsioiicrs Clark
and Lano wns concluded hero.
13. P. Peck, an Omaha grain dealor,
told of tho methods of arranging
prices a year or two ago, during the
llt'o of the Nebraska Grain Dealers'
association, but said no agrooment of
that i.,nd now exlsts, Ho eilla ne rc.
garded "shovel houses" as unfair
competition and used all means to
drive them out of business.
C. G. Crittenden of tho Central
Grain company, Lincoln, Neb., said
his company operated elevators on
the Burlington lino. They received
from that road an allowance to l'i
cents a hunured pounds to cover ele
vation charges until lust summer,
when it was discontinued. Ho knew
of no "shovel houses" in his territory.
F. M. Ferry, a genorul merchant of
Llttlo Sioux. la., who operates a
"shovel house," said he was formerly
discriminated against by the North
western railway. For the last two
years he has had no reason for com
plaint. Tho Missouri Valley mills at
Missouri Valley, la., ho said, refuses
to buy his grain, giving as a reason
that the Updike Grain company of
Omaha would not sell them grain If
they did and would bid up the price so
that they could not buy from farmers.
Millers at Marshalltown, In., also re
fused to buy his grain, ho said, be
cause he had no elevator and was not
a member of tho Iowa Grain Dealers'
association. Mr. Ferry said he re
ceived a letter from President Wells
of the Iowa Grain Denlers' associa
tion somo timo ago, from which ho
learned that tho association fixes
prices paid for grain and provides
lor pooling by Its members.
D. J. Gates of Albion, Neb., an of
ficer of tho Albion Elevator company,
a farmers' organization, said that his
company In tho three years It has
been operating has caused an Increase
of 1 cents In the prices paid for grain
and still docs business at a profit.
Tho penalty clause has been abolished
from tho company's bylaws. At first
ho had much trouble in selling grain.
Letters wero introduced from grain
buyers in Denver, Colorado Springs
nnd other points to show that tho
Nebraska Grain Dealers' association,
then in existence, tried to prevent
tholr buying from his company.
Lumber Dealers' Association Objects,
Letters wero nlso Introduced to
show that tho Nebraska Lumber Deal
ers' association objected to his com
pany handling lumber and ono from
tho Union Pacific Coal company, re
fusing to quoto wholesale prices on
fon; V ,hG,haa liatdT1no troub,G
In tho grain business. His company
ships by tho Union Pacific company
only. At first It was refused an ele
vator site and was called by a Union
Pacific ofllcinl a blackmailing, business-destroying
Later (ho requests were granted.
Witness knew of several othor points
whero farmers' elevators had similar
A. B. Jnqulth of tho Exchange
Grnln company, but formorly for thlr-
toon years manager or tho Omaha
Elovator company, spoko of tho many
hindrances and nnnoyanes to which
craln men aro subjected by railroads,
S(Iali that tautlm t theaf
hearings seemed to show that elcvatoi
companies were to bla:no for them
and that the Omaha Grain exchango
had undertaken to Investigate tho
matter IIo expressed tho opinion
that n "gentleman's agreement" to
maintain prices throughout the state
T. D. Worrall of Lincoln, Nob., said
he was one of the men who holped to
build up the Nebraska Grain Dealers'
association, but that he was after
wards practically ruined by it be
cause he dealt with farmers elevators
Ho brought suit against tho members
or tho association. The association
wns dissolved and tho case was set
tled out of court. Ho declined to say
i what consideration ho received, but
said ho wanted tho other side to tell.
I When tho commission ndjourncd a
I large number of witnesses from va
rious parts of tho stnte were present
to testify. Tho commissioners will
continue tho hearing nt Des Moines.
FARMERS FIX SCALE OF PRICES
J. H. Evcrltt of Indianapolis Elected
President of Society of Equity.
Eat St. Louis. III., Oct. 20. The
following minimum price scalo was
adopted at tho session of the Amer-,
lean Society of Equity: i
Wheat, ?l; corn. 45 cents, until
Jan. 1; fiO rents Jan. 1 to April 1; r5 '
cents April 1 until tho next meeting
of tho soHrty; oats, -10 cents; cotton,
12 cents, based at New York; hogs.
SG.50; rattle, $0; bay, $11. With tho
exception of cotton, all prices aro
based on delivery at Chicago.
Tho following officers were elected: i
President, J. II. Evcrltt of Indlanapo-,
lis-; vice president, J. II. Whiting of
Intorlaken, N. Y.; secretary, M. Wos
Tubbs or Indianapolis; treasurer, J.
N. Stello or Indianapolis; national or
ganizer, II. 15. Sherman of Greensburg,
Fined for Violating Game Law.
Dassett, Neb., Oct. 29. C. N. Cran
dnll, who was arrested In Lincoln for
shipping game contrary to law, was
fined $50 nnd costs, which ho paid.
MAD RUSH FOR LAND
OPENING "S&S'WALKER LAKE
Many "Soonera" Get Into Reservation
Ahead of Time Set for Opening and
Take Up Moat Valuable Claims in
Vicinty of Creeks.
Thome, Nov., Oct. 30. With the fir
ing of a mighty blast of dynamito
from the top of Grant peak, tho high
est point in tho adjacent mountains,
tho Walker Luke Indian reservation
was opened nt noon. At tho given
signal hundreds of searchers for gold
hurried bolter skelter over tho bound
ary lines of plains nnd mountain and
before tho great cloud of smoke
which rose in tho air from the dyna
mite explosion had drirted away a
spectacular race or automobiles, race
horses and vehicles was on. So great
was tho ru3h across the desert from
tho lino nearest Hawthorne that a
number of persons narrowly escaped
being trampled over and In numerous
Instances Injuries were reported.
Horses were ridden until they dropped
and men recounted tholr 111 fortune
when their automobiles became
stalled in the deep sands. Jaded and
overcome by thirst, numbers of pros
pectors barely summoned enough
strength to mako their locations.
Those who had waited for tho sig
nal from the top of Mount Grant be
fore rushing into the reservation
found that all tho most valuable
claims in tho vlolnity of tho rich
Dutchman's. Cottonwood and numer
ous other creeks emptying into tho
southwestern section of Walker lako
had been taken up by men who had
rushed In tho night before, contrary to
law. Even mon who employed
launches to tnko them across Walker
lake from tho eastern side found that
tholr efforts were or no avail, as they
wero much too late to bo on nn equal
footing with the men who had disre
garded the law.
NO UPRISING IN CUBA
Toledo Disbands His Men and Sends
Them Back to Their Homes.
Havana, Oct. 31. Major Kano, com
mander of tho marines stationed at
Cicufuegos, has Bent In a report that
on Oct. 27 ho was Informed that a
serious uprising was on foot. Ho at
onco posted strong guards at tho en
trances to tho city, with orders not
to permit armed persons to pass In or
out. Ho went reconnolterlng and In
tho town of Caunao, four miles to tho
northeast, ho fould Colonel Tolodo at
tho head of a mounted and unarmed
body of 100 ox-Insurgents. Toledo
said ho had organized for tho purposo
of resisting a threatened attack by
tho moderates. Major Kano oxplalned
that these fears woro unfounded and
advised Colonol Toledo to disband his
men and send them back to their
homes. This advice was followed.
A similar gathering near Sanctl
Splrltus also was dispersed. From
Matanzas como further complaints of
,tho threatening attitude of bands of
armed nogroea in that vicinity, but nt
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