Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 24, 1890, Image 1

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Indians In Sight on All Sides of the Pine
Ridge Agencyt
A How Oode Adopted Which Old Scouts Are
Unable to Read ,
The Ghost Dances Oontinuo in Various
Places With Inoreascd Wildness.
The Bavngcs Gnthcrini ; for the
Ilcunliir Beef Issue , Which Will
Occur Today Situation of
Affairs in the Nortli.
PiNRllmnr AOEVCV , S. D. ( vlallushvlllo ,
Neb. ) , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram to TUB
Dnn. ] By the early light of as beautiful a
Bubbath morning as ever dawned upon this
wild nnd now turbulent country , vvo llnd our
selves in the midst of n now and complicated
cause for deep anxiety. Whether puiposely
or inadvertently nnd most piohably the
former , so the ofllclals thliilc the Indians
linvo completely surrounded the camp and
agency , In the opinion of Diookc ,
Agent Uoycr and Special Agent Cooper this
fact is alarming.
Big Head's ' band of warriors are sighted nt
the uoith , the Chcyonncs in the south , Little
'Wound's biavcs are to the cast of us and old
lied ClouiVs fighters are seen to the west.
Scouts have Just como in , and they tell us
that thcso bands are spreading out a fact
which wo can pmllally discover with our own
eyes and thut there are many ghost daacors
mixed up with the filendlics.
"What nro you going to do about 1U"
I asked Agent Hoyer nnd Special .Agent
Cooper , General Drooko not being accessible.
"Wo aio going to immediately insist upon
tlio Indians changing their positions , " said
Agent Uojcr , "and if they don't accede
to this rcnucst . wo will rrako them ,
nnd without any loss of tlmo whatever.
We have fooled with them long enough. "
"Yes , sir , that's it , exactly,11 said Mr.
Cooper. ' ,1 hnvo had too much experience
with Indians to bo otherwise than deeply
concerned when such a move as this ] vvohavc
Just discovered is in plain sight. It has n
bad look to it viewed In any light. Theic
must bo a move made instantly to break up
the elide , and UenornlBnoolco with his keen-
Ono interpretation put upon the "presence
of the disturbing element Is that they pro
pose to como up and demand tholr rations to
morrow , which is the day for issuing sup
piles. Another idea Is that they are simply
holplng Jack Ked Cloud to do bpy work nnd
will icmalu to help in whatever lighting de
signs they may have. Both of those ideas
nro those of lloycr , Cooper and oilier ofll
clals ,
Another now disclosure tint his an vin-
satisfactory significant ' ok to it is that
these bands which have hemmed us In arc
dlscoveicdhy our scouts to bo exchanging
old warpath signals , but in a minnor that
cannot bo read , as a new cede seems to hav (
been adopted.
Still another thing that looks bad--
and very bad is that the Indian :
who have encircled us are principally
the squaws , children and old decrepit men
The joang bucks , who foim the great fight
ing clement , have not as yet appeared am
nro reported to bo massing in their respective
lands in the background.
General Broolco nnd Messrs. Roycr am
Cooper , tOROthcr with ono or two othci
officials , have been in secret council for hour
mul no onocan got thoslightcst inklingdircc
from the council room as to what Is going on
It is most probable , however , Judging fron
certain reliable pointers that I have had , tha
they are arranging details for an armed en
forcement of an older to break tlio menacing
circle by which wo are now hemmed in am
which has aroused moro real fear among us
generally than almost any previous dls
The ghost dances continue in various locnll
tics with ineioased wildncss and vvlthou
diminution as to participants.
Agents Uoycr and Cooper are undecided ate
to whether under the circumstances thoj
will issue supplies to the hostile onea tomorrov
in case any of them como in and ask for thorn ,
Should the decision bo against doing so it \ \
thought it w ould precipitate a deadly light 01
tha spot.
The question may suggest itself to peopl
nt n distance why nro these few ghost dancer
who came Into the agency not ni rested ! Tin
reply scorns to bo that General Ilrooko doe
not consider his force of troops now hero suf
flcirntly strong to risk provoking an uprb'
Ing. And light here it is about right to sup
pose that no effort will bo raado to enforce
nny rule , order , or anything clso until rein
forccmouts appear , which the host in forma
tlon shows , as I telegraphed last night , wll
not bo longer than today. Nothing U plaino :
than that General Drooko Ishci at this moment
mont that moro troops were hero , nnd wll
not feel comfortable until they conio.
All these Indians whom the agents 'loob
uiion ns being perfectly friendly ana as to bi
depended on to help the soldiers in case o
trouble or nt least remain neutral , may no
disappoint the conlldenco placed In them , bu
after four days of private talk among thoin
bcliavo that a disappointment to some oxtcn
is surely In store. Ono fact ab out tbo sltun
tlon leads mo to this conclusion. Tuli
the pollco force of the ngenc ;
and the llttlo army of cmplojci. Many o
them have near relatives among tha drcndci
ghost dancers , nnd blood relationship ainon
rcdsldns means mucli moro than ainon the clash comes and al
agree that It Iscomln ? will thcso supposedly
goodee-goodeo Indians flght tbelr relatives or
even the warm friends of their relatives ! If
they do then the history of Indian nature ,
action , etc. , will sco a precedent , the pos
sibility of which has always been ridiculed
and stamped ns unheard of by the oldest and
best of our government scouts and wisest
students of Indian natuio.
Hed Cloud nnd several of the Omaha officers
attended divine sen Ice this morning , accom
panied by Mnjor Ilurka nnd his fifty w ell
dressed , fine appearing Indians of Wld West
show famo. U hcso show Indians , by the w ay ,
nro doing even moio than was anticipated
they could do In the interests of peace.
For the first tlmo since thclf arrival the
roops , fully armed , went as n guard for the
lavnlry horses to water this evening. As
.ho formidable appearing body moved
iff to the creek , a quarter of
. mlle fiom camp , nn ofllccr
ngh in command nudged Tun BCD
coi respondent nnd remarked , "There's a good
pointer for you , and you'll ' have it light along
low until wo leave hero. "
At about dusU ono of the government
scouts flow into camp and reported to
eneral Brooke that over two hun-
Urcd more lodges of Ilosobud ghost
dancers had appeared at Corn Crock ,
'orty-flvo nilloa northeast of here , nnd wcro
making for this point as fast as possible.
They arc alljarmed with Winchesters , navy
i cvolvcrs and knives.
An order was Issued todiy by General
Brooke foibiddlng any nnd all
Indians whether friendly or sus
pected , from coming within the camp
lines. Several hours wcro spent by General
Brooke and staff this1 afternoon in pooling at
suspicious bands of Indians thiough field
glasses. The moro the glaBsei wcro used the
blacker grow the brows that pressed them.
It was finally learned that the figures
seen gliding along the far-away hill
tops wcro ghost dancing spies , but nothing
was done about them.
The breaking of the threatening clrclo was
partially accomplished by d"ark this evening ,
but not without scowls appearing tipon many
of the bronzed faces. The ma
jority of the peaceably disposed ac
cepted the order to move in n perfectly
good nnturod manner. The ghost dancers
didn't like it a bit , but they vvoio too few in
numbers to warrant their making any very
gicat kick.
Wo had a suicldo nnd a wedding In our
midst today. An eighteen-year old Siout
mildcn named Grazing Gazelle hung herself
by a strap in the family tepee because her
mother had scolded her. In the affair do
nuptial , Spotted Eagle and Womiu's Foot ,
the one a brave of tvvcnty-llvo years and the
other a good looking young squaw of twenty ,
were the principals , Agent Royjr officiating.
The remainder of the night promises to bo
quiet , but tomorrow the excitement Is sure
to bo revlvcd'and wlU probablylncrcaso'ln
intensity until the uncertain llnalo to which
every ono is look ins lonvnrd comes.
C. II. C.
The Indians Gntlicrliifr for tlioKcgulnr
Itsct' Issiiq Today.
RosniiUD Ancxcr. S. D. , ( via Valentino ,
Nob. ) Nov. 2J. Two tioops of cavalry anc
thieo companies of infantry are in camp at
the agency , Lieutenant Colonel Smith comm -
m indin ? . The Indians are very quiet anc
arosurpilscdattho pioscncoof the troops
They are gathoiing for the hoof issue , whicl
occurs Monday. Any trouble from them
seems out of the qncition , as they have no
rations on hand nnd no place to leave their
wives nnd children
Enoch Unymond , who has been In this
country over foi ty years , savs : "An Indian
doesn't ' go on the warpath in a winter. You
need not fear any lighting. "
Mr. Raymond has been In every Sioux
campaign since Hariioy first ca'nio out to this
"Bill" Huston , another old scout , says the
same thing.
The Indian pollco are not strong enough to
put down the oancing , noivover , so it maj
have a good effect on the Indians to see tlic
soldicis A little target practice with Gat-
tling guns would glvo them an exalted ide :
of the soldiers.
In the absence of Agent Wright , Spccia
Agent Reynolds is in charge officially.
Short Bull nnd his follovvcis aio said to be
at Pass Creek. No one seems to know how
big a following no hus , nnd as ho has commit
ted no ci line worse than prcachinif asccom
comingof Olnistho is hnidly an object o
The Indians had no crops this jcar and arc
In a hard pljco. They are gathering ovori
bone on the reservation nnd scllini ; them h
Valentino. Thovaro not well armed. The
riilcs are mostly old style nnd worn ou
Springfield oai bines , miny of them relics o
the Custcr fight. However , they nro wel
tiaincd in the use of them , asthegovcrnmen
his fuinishcd them good , tough live steers
twice a month to practice on
It would bo bad policy to attempt to nrrcs
Shot t Hull , since ho has not committed niij
crime. It would only dignify him as t
martyr , However , if some check is no
placed upon the wild fanaticism there is nc
telling vvhcio It will end. 'Ihoronro a lnVg (
n umber of white men and industrious mlxcc
bloods who have a good many cattle , the
earnings und savings of years. These nro f
prey for the Indians , who nio disposed to re
slst the Indian pollco. But the presence o
the tioops will convince them that resistance
is useless , nnd any attempt at lawlessnos
will bo promptly punlshe8. There Is n
place of refuge for any hostilos. The Bai
Lands are almost inaccessible , but there i
llttlo game nnd no water , so that nny larg
number could bu starved out in a shor
Shott Uull'a Ilucki.
VAI.FNTISB , Neb , Nov. 23. ( Special Tele
gram to TIIR Bnr. ] "Word has been rccclvec
nt Uosebud agency that four hundred buck
fromShoit Bull's camp would bo nt th
ngcncy to attend the beef Issue tomorrovvbu
what will take place remains to bo seen. Shor
Bull has taken lefugo at the mouth of Pas
crock , about fifty miles north of the agency
nn-I on the very verge ef the bad landsvvhen
it is supposed tbo Pine Kldgo Indians wil
Join him. Ho has with him Crow Dog , wh
killed ihief Spotted Tall In 1881 , nnd Tw
bti Ike , both old timers on the trail , and several
oral other almost as noted chiefs , to all o
whom the joung bucks have been taught tc
look as ox urn pica of Indian leadership , am
each exerts a powerful influence ever th
whole tribe , Tlioy send out runners tc
thosa vvbo hava not taken u ;
tholr cuuso and nro dally cnlnini
recruit' . Those 400 will go totbongono ;
nnd attend thoboef issue and it is supposei
will demand their regular ration , which wil
bo refused. The boot are corralled , nnd a
the bend of each llttlo band's ' name Is cnllei
its sh ire Is turned loose on the nralrlo un <
dilvcna Bhoit distance , whore the beovc , <
are shot down , The corral Is about two mlloa
from thu agency buildings and out of sight
Colonel Smith's command is at the agcnc ;
and the disposition li to uofend the ngcno ,
mlldlngs nnd employes , but he can bo of no
ssltancolf thohostllcs goto the beef corral ,
et the cattle out nnd drive them off , Ho has
ess than two hundred nnd fifty men ngainst
licso 400 warriors , therefore ho cannot
nfclv divide his command and cannot
fford to leave the agency buildings
ind employes to enforce obedience nt the
beef issue. Ho mav bo found to bo in the
> osltlon Chief Joseph of the Utes told Major
rhomburg on his march to the White river
n 1810 , which a day or two thereafter was
criflcd , "that ho hud too many soldiers for
> eaco , but not enough for war. " In other
vords , some ono may have blundered in not
ending reinforcements to Smith , who has
lone admirably in maintaining pcnco so long.
Torty of the ono hundred guns nskcd of Gov
ernor Thnycr have nrrlveu , but for each gun
hero vvoro three farmers , all begging nnd al
most ready to light for a gun. They wore
vllllng to go back to their claims and stand
oft iho whole tube if only given a gun. Fin
ally the town divided its small allowance.
Everyone goes armed , hut the bestof order
> rovalls. There have been no Indians in
own since Fiiday.
itiporlant News Ilecelvcd From Cnp-
titln HigcliiH nt I'oplnr Creek.
CHICAGO , Nov. 23 - General Miles this af
ternoon received n telegram from ouo of his
ofllcors at Rosebud , saying information had
been received 'that the hostile Indians
ire moying from Pass creek toward I'ino
lidgoin two parties. This news conies from
Indians who have returned from Pine Hidge ,
nnd is believed to bo reliable. It is reported
that they nro going to Pine Illdgo agency to
get the Indians there to talk to the coni-
nandlnp ofllccr in tholr behalf , tbo Intention
being for chief TwoStilko to stab the gen
eral as a signal for a general attack by his
band. The ofllccr adds that there seems to
bo no doubt that the leaders mean
war nnd are only using the
prophet , Shoit Dull , as a pretext to
keen the Indians together. General Miles
says the troops have boon fully advised of
this and other reports and duo precautions
taken. ,
General Miles also received this evening a
letter from Poplar Creek agency , from Cap
tain Hugging. The Indians nt Poplar Cieok ,
ho says , are bettor armed today than over
before. Sitting Bull's messenger , White
Gut , stopped tlicio a week ago on his way
hack from Canada. Ho reported to the I'op
lnr Cicc-k Indians that the Indians north of
the line vveio richer and moro piosperous
than those who had come back to this
country after the Custor affair. White
Gut also gave orders there that If a
hostile shot was lircd at any tlmo
in Daftota or 'elsewhere all the In
dians everywhere must rise and do
what damage thev could and Join
Sitting Bull and Kicking Bear in the Black
Hills. White Gut furthermore told them
tint the conditions now were more favorable
foi an Indian war than over before , as there
are great droves of cattle through the coun
tiy vvhero the buffaloes used to bo. A scout
told the captain that ho thinks Sitting Bull
wants to assemble as laigo a force of war
riors next spiing as possible , thinking that
oen if the expected div Inc. assistance Should
not como ho could stand the tioops off for a
while , possibly win some battles and then es
cape into British Columbia ns ho did before ,
vvheio ho would ho sate and could make u
Ucaty with the United States again. Cap
tain Higgins says rcpoits from Port Bclknap
agency indicate that tbo Indians there are
also in a very excited stato.
"Will Join the Ghost Dancers.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Nov. 23. The Pioneer-
Press , Plono , S. D , special says : A cor
respondent Just returned from Fort Bonnetl
reports that the officers say that no Immedi
ate trouble Is feared. Indians nrosUrmlshlng
around in small parties and are
going to Join the ghost dance.
The towns of Lobcau and Fairbanks aio ab
solutely deserted , but the leport that seven
whites hnvo been killed near the formei
place Is groundless ,
A special from Blunt , S. D. , says
that General Bovvers and mem
bers of the Midland Pacific survey
at work eighty miles west of Pierio ,
reached there this afternoon. They say the
Indians are in a ficnzied condition nnd liable
to commit murder at any time. Friday night
fifty Indians sutrounded the survey
camp , burst into tno tc.nt anc
took possession. All vveio wel
aimed and could have masacred the whole
outfit , but after a povv-vvow left , telling the
whites to bo many miles away before the sun
rose. The Indians on the Winnebngo reser
vation have left to Join the ghost dances at
Hosebud. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Colonel Henry Arrives at Iliislivlllc.
Uusnviu-B , Neb , Nov. 23. [ SpecialTele
gram to THE Brc. ] Another dotnchmeni
of cavalry arrived hero this evening from
Fort McKinney under command of Colone
Henry , and reliable news is at hand tha' '
several companies of infantry and a hatterj
from Fort Riley will nrrive at C o'clock to
morrow morning. The further massing o ;
troops is generally believed to mean that a
tight is Imminent , and even the most skep
tical persons heretofore now think that the
coming week will witness scenes of blood
shed at Pine Kldgo. The belief is inducet
by the continued bold uollnnco of the Indians
and the fact that moro troops are arriving.
Practically Unprotected.
BUFPAIO , Wyo. Nov. 33. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. | The country Ijing bo
tvvcon Wind river nnd the lloscbud Indian
reservation has been loft entirely unpro
tected save by ono small Infantry company at
Fort McKinnoy. Scout Grouard is of the
opinion that the Big Horn mountains will be
the objective point of the Sioux. There is a
great scarcity of arms and ammunition in the
countiy , A mass meeting of citizens was
hclct here last night nnd a committee o
safety nppolntod. The United States gov
ernment authorities have been applied to for
troops and aims , Small bands of Indian :
ore icportcd in the vicinity.
All Favorable nt htandlng-Rook.
BISMAKCIC , N. D , Nov.23. Today's advice
from Standing Uock continued favorable
Kations wcro Issued yesterday and Agent
IMcLaughlin reports that only a small nura
bor of bucks weroawav. The military officers
count shows that a largo number did no
appear , however , und today a scouting part'
crossed the rlv or to the east sldo to look J ]
wandering Indians. All the schools at tin
agency are closed nn account of the excitct
state of the reds. At the council yesterdaj
the friendly chiefs avowed allegiance to the
agent and reiterated their opposition t (
Sitting Bull and the Messiah doctrines.
General Cole to the Front.x
LINCOLN , Neb , Nov. 23. [ Special Telegram
gram to THE Bcr , ] Adjutant General Cell
bos donned his regimentals and will Icayo foi
the scene of the threatened Indian outbrcal
so as to bo nblo co more thoroughly Judge hey
largo a force of militia may bo needed in case
of a crisis and also to bo icadv for immediate
action. It is possible that ho may take a de
tachment of militia with him. Ordurs have
been issued to the oftlceis ot the various com
ninles to have their meu ready to march at o
day's notice.
Seventh Cavalry on tlio Movo.
ST. Louis , Nov. 2J. General Merritt , com
mandmg the department of Missouri , in nc
cordtuuo with orders received from Wash
ington today , started the Seventh roghncni
of cavalry nnd u company of artillery with i
battery of four guns from Foi t Ulloy to thi
scene of the troubles In Dakota by spccia
JU-iiiforcemoiils of Cnvnlry.
LINCOLNNeb. . , Nov. 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Enr. ] It is reported hero to
night that some tlmo in the morning betvveer
5 and 8 o'clock eighty cars will poss througl
Lincoln over the Union Pacific loaded witt
avalrynicn from Fort plloy-who have been
rdcred to the front , Two trains of about
ucnty cars each wilt leave Manhattan about
0 o'clock tonight nnd two moro will follow
about 2 u. in. or later.
A Hnthcr AVlltURnmor.
ST. PAUI , Minn. , Nov. 23. Tbo Pioneer
lrcss has the following somewhat Improbable
pocial from Wnshhurn , N. D. : It is re
ported that Indian warriors numbering 0,000
uivo cut loose frotnUho reservation below us
and are heading woslwjlnl. Considerable ox-
itcmcnt exists throughout the country.
Company C , Nt , N. G. , llondy.
NrmtAsKA Cttr , Nob. , Nov. 23. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bfcu. ] Company U , Ne
braska National gnaids of this re
ceived orders from military headquarters to
Jo in readiness to march to the front nt a
notncnt's notice to pubduo the redskins.
Many of the boys nro rtlrcndy In uniform nnd
anxious to take the field and glvo the regulars
a point or two on vvnrf&ro ,
Ninth Cnvnlry < 3olfi to I'lno Uliljrc.
Douai.Af < j Wvo. , NO ? . 23. [ Special Tele
gram 19 fllti Bin. : [ Troop D , Ninth cav
alry , Coipuol Guy V. Ilonry In command , ar
rived from the north about 12 o'clock today
and loft for the cast ntfout 1 p. in. by a special
train. Frank Orouanl , the famous scout and
interpreter , is with tlvp party , which com
prises about sixty men/ They go direct to
llushvilonnd expect to reach Pine Uidgo
somo-tirao tonight. \
Itclnforcemoiits Rolnjj Forward.
SinsT.r , Neb , Nov. 83. [ Special Telegram
to Tnc Bn.J : The twenty-first Infantry , IfiO
strong , commanded bvf Colonel Poland , loft
here for Kushvlllo. Much excitement prevails -
vails hoie , caused b } a report that Indians
wcro seen about seventy miles north of here ,
headed south. The pL'oplo in town are thor
oughly armed nnd leady to defend their
homes should necessity , require. The garrison
risen will also bo In Sjeadmcss in case of
danger. M
Colonel Cody Coming.
CIIICAOO , Nov. 23.-Colonel Cody , "Buffalo
Bill , " loft tonight fgr Omaha and will go
thence to Kushvlllc. Before leaving tonight
ho said the question of an outbreak was
problematical. If the grass was four inches
high ho would expect It every night. As it
is the season is against * an uprising. How
ever , with the fanatical bucks dancing the
ghost dance there was no tcllln'g into what
fever they may work , themselves. Thoio
will , It appears , certainly bo tioublo unless
the dances are stopped. On the other hand ,
the Interference of the sctdlers may precipi
tate war , so it looks bed either way.
Probably Means , Treaohcrv.
CIIIOVGO , Nov. 23 , * Late tonight Gcnoial
Miles said ho had -advices from General
Brooke saying thatthe turbulent Indians had
evidently changed their minds , and , instead
of making an attack , arc moro submissive.
What this meant could not bo told , but the
natural ticachery of the Indians is not being
lost sight of b ) the officials. The loneor they
refrain from hostilities the- better it is for the
army , which call bo concentrated to hotter
Tbo general also received a dispatch to
night from tlio shoiill of Nelson county ,
Noith Dakota , saying that a friendly Indian
hud brought information that two hundred
bucks had loft the Dovll's. Lake reservation.
Tlio Sixth Regiment Ordered out.
WASIIIV TOV , Nov. 23. Secretary Proctor
has received no information .from , the Indian
troubles other than th.\t ijlrcady made public.
Besides the Sovouth Ttklment of cavalry ,
vvhjch has been started friJtn Fort Illley , the
Sixth rogltnPiit , now ciittwed in Oregon and
New Mexico , has been ordered assembled
nnd forwaided to Plna liidgc. During the
day the secretary received a tclegiam from
thomayorof Buffalo , Wyo. , complaining that
there was only n small company of infantry
in that vicinity and that frontiersmen were
certain that if the Indian * broke away from
the reservation that tlmt would bo one of the
first points they make for. Ho demanded
arms and amunition or other protection. The
secretary oidered the matter looked into.
The agent at Pine Hidgo. who josterday
requested authority to employ an additional
lot of Indian police , has been authorized to
employ fifty-five as scouts for the same
duties , the limit of the Indian pollco having
been reached.
Assaulted Iiy an Indian.
BISVAUCIT , N. D. Nov. -Considerable
excitement was caused last night by an as
sault committed by nn Indian on Miss
Wright , a stenographer employed in the cap-
itol. While ou her way homo at 0 o'clock in
the evening she was accosted by an Indian
and when she tried to cvhdo him ho struck
her on the bead nnd knocked her down. The
scoundrel then fled No motive for the as
sault is know n and probably ho was drunk.
Miss Wright's injuries arc not serious ,
jaone TJtooifi OMIDERED.
Eight Companies Front Omaha antl
Sidney l < 'lylng to Ituslivlllc.
Yesterday a rumor , vvos In circulation in
this city to the effect tjint a fight had taken
place between the troons and Indians at Pine
Ilidge Agency , but the Jtolegrams of Tin : BEE
show that it was unreliable.
It was doubtless occasioned by the fact
that General Brooke hod o rderod companies
E , F. G and II of the Second in fantry m
Fort Omaha to Rushv'lllQ , as also four com
panics of the Twenty-first Infantry stationed
at Tort Sidney.
The order was issued cnrly in the morning ,
and ut 11 o'clock last night the men were to
movo. They will travel on the Union Pa
cific to Columbus , tliEnce to Norfolk anc
thence on the Fremont ; Elkhorn & Missour
Valley to Kushvillo.
It could not bo ascertained last night who
was to command the battalion. It is ccttaln
however , that it will not bo the reglmcntii
commander. Colonel Mcrrow , who has boon
on the sick list for some time.
Companies G and H of the Second infantry
loft Omana yesteiday rnornlng ever the Fre
mont , iililiorn : & Missouri Volley , und wll
report nt Uushvillo. Tljoy are commanded
as follows :
G Company Captain Keller and Llcutcn
nuts Waring and Pojvelli
II Company Captain Clark and Licutcn
ant Webster.
Last night at 9 o'clock companies E nnd T ?
also left for the sceuo , wth | the following of
fleers :
E Company Captain TA.mcs nnd Lieutenant
ant Howell.
F Company Captain UlloLlcutcnant Ben
These vveio accompanied by General When
ton , commander ot the1 regiment , und Hegi
mental Adjutant Klnzio.
Lieutenant Hoe , soniot ald-do-camp to General
oral Btooke , also left on tno same train lie
returned on Friday last ) from Leuvenworth
where ho had appeared before the board fo
examination for promotion to captaincy. He
tclcgrapnod General UIOOKO on his prrival In
this city as to whether or not his presence
was desired in the Hold , and was wired to report
port immediately at hczdqjaitcrs ut Pine
Uidgo. ;
Whites Terrorizing the Negroes.
B 4TOX nouriE , La , Nov. 23. Exclteraon
in this vicinity caused by the tcriorizing anc
abuse pf negroes oy certain whites In the par
ish tha past week is. still intense. Many col
ored people are leaving their farms and com
ing to the city for protection. This morning
ono of them informed the sheriff of the name
of some of the vvhlto men who came to hi
house and shot at him. Some arrests hav
been made und many moro are expected to
Helping Aloni ; facial Jlffcnerntlnii
LONPOK. Nov. 23 , The carl of Derby ha
subscribed JE1,000 , for General Booth's soclu
regeneration. The marquis of ( Juconsbuo
sends JCIOO and promises a yearly donation
Ho desires it distinctly understood that ho i
opposed to Christianity , which , ho says , baa
failed to help the poor.
A Forecast of the Result Upon the Most Im
portant Legislation.
A Free Silver Coinage Bill Stay Do
Passed ntut Homo minor Moillll-
cations Mndo in tlio
613 rOUUTEFNTlI i STItEf.T , V
D. 3. , Nov. ' . ' 3.
Washington will not 1111 up to any appre
ciable extent incident to the convening of
congirss till the end of the week. Tonight
there are less than llfty senators nnd repie-
Bcntntlvca in tbo city and few of the officers
of either house. So far theio has been no
caucus held nnd no preliminary work is ox-
looted , so that it is only necessary , In order
: o conform to duty to bo hero ono week fiom
; omorrow nt noon. There is every prospect
of n very lull attendance in both houses fiom
the first to tbo last day. TUB Bi B corre
spondent has been assured by the best au
thority that tbo president will have a vigor
ous incssngo and that ho will make rccom-
nondatlons for much important legislation ,
As the session will bo of but ninety dnj s'
duration , closl ng March 1 , there w ill have to
bo quick and determined work.
A strong off011 will bo made to pass the
election bill , but it is extremely
doubtful if it car. get through the
senate in any form. The house has
est none of its faith in the measure , but
there are many republican senators who
doubt the propriety of the adoption of the
measure. They argue tint the conditions
which result in a practical dlsfranchlsomcnt
of the negro south nnd also the poor whites
who would vote the republican ticket will
adjust themselves if left nlono.
Tlio stringent money market and the flurry
on Wall street have combined to defeat the
possibility of the adoption of a bankrupt bill.
It is feared that If them was such a measure
t would iuvlto many business falluics at
sue h times as these.
Something will bo done to enlarge the cir
culating medium. Probably national batiks
will bo given circulation to the full value of
bonds deposited with the United States
ttcasuior. This will enlarge the ciiculation
about $14,000,000 , and If the redemption 10-
serve Is given Out will increase it to about
$ JO,000,000.
A shipping bill \\illbo passed nnd some
thing done towards the immigration question.
Piobably the bead tax will bo passed , but no
law will bo passed \\htch will make it more
dlfllcult for an honest iutcntloncd fmcigner
to enter our portals.
It is possible , although not probable , that n
fieo silver coinage bill will bo passed , but
since the impression is stiong tint the presi
dent would veto such a measure , it is not
likely that it could get out of the house com
mittee on coinage , weights and measures.
A congressional reappoitloumout bill o will
bo passed.
Senator Paddock's pure food bill will piob-
ably bo passed as a substitute to the Conger
lard bill , the former being free from the out
growth of business rivalry , general in Unms
and far superior to the latter.
In .short there will bo much of importance
to do in this session and. there will bo prac
tically a full attendance from the first to the
last day.
in answer to an Inquiry , Representative
Dorsoy writes THIS BFR coirespondent that
ho and Mrs Dorsoy will nriivo In Washing
ton the latter part of this week. Senator
Mnnderson is hero now and Senator Paddock
Is anticipated with Heprcsentatlves Conncll
nnd Laws during the week.
Every day tuoro como to Washington ,
through returning politicians who have been
on the hustings in the recent stiupglo , stoiles
Illustrating how well the people wore de
ceived in the operation of the taiiff law ,
The deiriociatlo trick of placing tin peddlers
In McICinley's district to offer goods at two
or throe prices and leport that those were to
bo the figures of the future , owing to tha
now low , was not the lamentable feature of
the general misrepresentation.
In some of the most enlightened communi
ties small storekeepers , laboring under the
impression that the law would foico up
prices on every thing'simply marked up their
goods at from 10 to 25 per cent , indiscrimin
ately. They , In most instances , put up the
prices on articles which were not affei ted by
the now law or which wcro to bolmmedlatcly
reduced by the operation of the law. They
acted in haste and without Intelligence. Then
there came from the importers nnd whole
salers at the great commercial centers deal
ers who arc democratic partisans circulars ,
worded by democratic state central commit-
tecrocn , announcing that the now tan ft law
would rniso the prices upon everything in
roost common uso. Democratic dealers who
have drummers on the road wcro prompt in
instructing their representatives to scare the
retailers , and of course the latter acted with
vigor in talking to customers , as it was to
their interest to impress the consumers with
tbo idea that they were procuring bargains
every tlmo a purchase was inado. Before
the snows of the coming winter melt away It n remote neighborhood where these
misleading tricks have uot been exposed , to
the detriment of those who prompted them.
Representative Carter of Montana , who has
Just returned from nileld of defeat , tells of n
humorous meeting between Representatives
Cannon of Illinois , nndMcICinlcy of Onto. It
was in Chicago a very few dav s after the re
cent election , when it was definitely know n
that both these old and distinguished repub
licans were to be retired to private life. Af
ter the greeting on the street Cannon , McKinley -
Kinloy and Carter lopaired to a icstauiantto
cot some lunch , during which each attempted
to explain away his defeat. When Major
McKlnley had told of the gallant fight ho
made , the great i eductions ho secured in the
demoorutio majority and Impressed ills two
friends that piactlcally ho had won n victory ,
as the majority of his opponent was nominal ,
bo bald : "Well , I am heiirtHy and honestly
glad that I shall not bo in the next house , for
the democratic majority will bo ao largo that
it will become u disgraceful , howling mob. "
At this Undo Joe Cannon solemnly put on
his spectacles , and , looklug the llttlo Napol
eon hard In the face for some tlmo to see if
ho was i cully in earnest , poked him in the
ribs and observed : "Mao , that Is exactly
what I told try filends down at Danvillo.
Hut como , now , for heaven's sake don't let us
lie between ourselves. "
Mr. Garter says the stiver law docs not
touch the sides , top or bottom of the silver
question in Montana , nnd that the people
want free coinage. lie thinks there will be
no change made in the law at this session ,
although the Fifty-second house- will early
pass it and will have the necessary two-thirds
to pass it over a vote ; also that the senate ,
with the accession of Idaho and Wyoming ,
will have a good two-thirds in favor of free
coinage and will adopt it over the veto ,
NO Nnri ) FOlt ALA1IVI.
According to the best Judgment of the ofll
cors at the treasury dcpaitmcnt there is nc
need of alarm over the recent slump in the
price of slU or bullion. It is destined to ap-
prcclato 0,3 soon as the scttloments in the
caily January are complete and the demant
for money Is loss than ut present. Withoul
reference to the subject OK-Comptrollor ol
the Currency Knox the other day explained
the closeness in the money market as it bears
upon the bullion question by saying i
greater amount of money w as needed at present
ont to move the products of the country that
over before , and the returns from sales n
slower coming in than at any time In thi
past , The demand for scttloments on tin
part of persons who have been and are now
holding largo blocks of bullion has compelled
them to offer thu bullion In Immense quantl
tics , and thus the market has been foicci
downward. If the banks could have curmc
the bullion boars h r the slump would uot
j ct have como. \
A similar result ) ows In almost every
branch of trade vv\ a stringency In the
nonoy market onsua Most dealers in pro-
lucts , ho they cornwheat or gold nnd
slher , boirow. They borrow of banks ,
When the latter get ba'rd up they demand of
heir shot t tlmo or call borrowers n settle-
ncnt , and the latter , being unable to tlnd
'urthcr accommodations , arc compelled to sell
heir holdings. Sometimes soilous breaks
iccur In the pork , corn or wheat markets by
ho heavy dealers having to sell to meet their
lorrowlngs. This is true of the decline in
ho bullion market nt present , nnd it Is ex-
wcted that It will recover as soon as the do-
nand for money is over.
In connection with the clamor for free nnd
mllmltcd colnngo the proscct decline In bull-
on prices is important. A ttcasury ofllclnl
snld to this point ! "If wo have free coinage
mdcr such times as wo have at picscnt the
talornl government would have to shoulder
the ontlio responsibility of the linanclal con-
llllon of tlio w hole people , for there Is a con-
: rolltng balance of money nlwajs in the
lands of those who deal In silver. The volume -
umo of the commodity is so largo than nn
nmplo amount could bo hypothecated at any
time to tide over the stilngency in money
matters. If there wci-o nt hand now n hun
dred million dollars' woith of bullion , on
which no loans wcro made by banks , or it
was in the hands ot bankers and wo hod free
coinage , how easy It would bo to sell it to
the government at tnaiket value fixed by the
world and relcnso the closeness of finance.
AVcM , that scorns llko nn easy way to avert n
panic , but it would bo a hard thing on the
government. lt.would nccossltnto the keep
ing on hand of n large surplus , idle , to meet
the emergency , and therefore either a larger
circulating medium or a less amount of money
In the hands of the people.
"It would seem nn easy matter to cnlargo
the volume of money through the silver
problem , bv means of certificates upon bul
lion deposited , but nssoon as wo had free
colnngo so soon would there bo commenced a
hoarding of bullion fora Using minkot. Then
when there cnme the stringency it would bo
n flood of sliver nt increased value. It would
operate something like the withdrawal of de
posits in a bank In close times by the heaviest
customeis of the institution. With fico
colnngo the govcininent could in iko no calcu
lations for on eincigcacy. \vouldsimply
bo necessary to keep a hugo Idle surplus
ulvvajs on hand. "
rare nixunn TWINE.
It is likely that the house will at an caily
ilay pass a bill placing binder t\\itio upon the
[ tee list. This much scorns to bo the deter
mination of the west , south and noithwcst , If
nothing moio is accomplished. What the
senate committee on finance will do with
such a measure can only bo conJcUuied , but
it Is the belief of ono or Uvo of the republi
can members of that body that it will iccoivo
piompt nflhmatlvo action. This they sav
will probably bo the only thing done tow nrcl
changing the tariff law , with the possible ex
ception of some minor changes relating to re
bates , Interpretations , nnd so foith , hut In
nowise altering rates of duties.rlho
more the measure Is discussed among
republlcaus In both houses thu moro
firm glows the conviction that it should bo
given n good test before being tampered
with , The gientost tioublo with the taiiff
laws which have been enacted in the past
has been that fear has constantly been enter
tained that it would bo earlv changed. The
greatest advantage in a tariff law for motoc-
Lion lies in the fact that it attracts invest
ments of foreign capital and Inci eases the
volume of money in the hands of the people
and at the same tlmo It decreases the prices
of manufactured goods by homo competition
"n production.
It fs an interesting coincldcnco tint the
Indians of South Anieiiea , in the upper portions
tions of Bolivia ami Peru , in fact through
the whole Andean bnsin , stretching from
Ecuador to Chili , have for years had a super
stition similar to that of tno Sioux about the
coming of the Messiah. This redeemer , they
believed , would exterminate the Spaniards
and resloiollio countiy to those to whom it
ilghtfully belongs , nnd there were similar
legends about the upheaval of thoenithnnd
the swallow Ing up of the cities inhabited bv
the whites. Thlscrazo broke outln its gicat-
cst fury about IbOO , nnd thoio was great dan
ger of a resolution through the whole of the
Andean country owing to this cause. The
mostcuiious incident of all is that the ven
erable Hinton U , Helper , the author of that
cclebnted book known ns the "Impending
Ciisis" and the projector of the intercontinental
nental railroad , w ho was at that tlmo travel
ing on horseback ttuough the intoiior of
Bolivia and Porn , was everjvvhero wel
comed ns the Messiah and worshipped
by the people , who thought ho had como to
redeem them. The traditions of the tribes
\ver ithattho Alcsbtah would bo a man of
long , white hair and flowing vvhlto beard nnd
that ho would bo of some other race than the
Spaniards. Mr. Helper's ' personal appear
ance answered this description. Ho found
himself in the most ombarassing situation , in
danger on the ono side of being ovei whelmed
with the attentions of the Indians and on the
other hand of being tiriested for conspiracy
by the government. Ho succeeded in mak
ing his way to a settlement , vvhero ho . re
ported himself to the governor of the prov
ince as an American citizen and asked to bo
absolved from any responsibility in connect
tioa with the icllglous uprising of the In
dians. ,
Democratic- newspapers hero are trIng \ to
make much adoovor the fact that Postmaster
Gcncial Wannmahor has given n deed of
trust of $50,000 on his residence in this city.
It seems that Mr. Wonnmakor is being at
tacked from every democratic soilico and
upon every turn on account of his icpubll-
canism and work for postal telegraphy.
Cvery effort has been made to break down
his financial cicdlt , but his filends in Phila
delphia nnd elsewhere have given assurances
of their faith in his integrity and icsponsi-
bilitles by offering him all the financial
assistance ho may need.
Primi S. HEATH.
Ihc Democratic Campaign In 181)1 ! .
WASHINGTON' , Nov. 23 [ Special to Tin :
BBC. ] The belief prevails among people in
Washington that cx-Piesldcnt Cleveland
will beyond reasonable doubt bo the next
democratic nominee for the presidency nnd
that his nomination will bo forced by the
south and west without the consent of New
York. This will make a novel democratic
campaign , and a good deal of cuiloslty as
well as anxiety will bo felt by every ono as to
the outcome of a democratic campaign with
Nmv York loft out * Unquestionably the
democrats bcllovo since their recent vlctoiles
that they can elect a president without New
Yoik. They bullevo tlmt their turlft policy
has become sufildently popular In Indiana ,
Wisconsin , Iowa , Nebraska and other west
ern states to show thorn some now fields ol
conquest sufficient to give them a majority In
the electoral college without the Hmpiro
Strenuous efforts have recently been made
to bring the whips of the democratic pai ty in
Now York together , but it ia thought thai
should Mr. Cleveland bo nominated ho will
bo knifed by the Hill faction , while shouli
the present govoi nor of Now York rocclvo
the nomination , the Cleveland wing vvll
mugwump and may put up nn independent
candidate. It was believed that among the
.probable things was the nomination of Gov
ernor Campbell of Ohio , with a view to har
monizing all elements of the democratic party
in New York , but it seems that the lesnlt ol
the recent session of the Buckeye legislature
has been disastrous to the chief executive o
that state. Ex-Governor Gray of Indiana , is
clear outside of possibilities for cither place
on the democratic ticket. Ho is not now li
any scnso regarded a national character. I
is Just possible that nn elTort will bo made to
take an extroino western man for the head o
the democratic ticket by the Now Yorlc con
tlngcnU but the strongest domociats in congress
gross from the west and south say there la
nothing but death that can prevent the ic
nomination of Mr. Cleveland , and in the
event of his election they expect him to or
gnnlzo his cabinet without his usual icgau
for his native state , since hU nomlnatloi
would bo secured without the help of tba
? Lo Ncbraskvlowa Controversy in the
FoJeral Supreme Court.
Cut-Off Inland's Indention to Ho Set *
tied at Last Another llund
AttcinptH to Dodge the
Now Hates.
Drs MoiNfo , In. , Nov. 2,1. [ Special to Tim
Bir.1 An impoitant legal document has
Just been locclvcd by the gov ernor. It boars
the seal of the United States supreme couit
and summons the stnto of Iowa to appear
before that com t ns defendant against the
complaint of the state of Nobiaskn In rcgaid
to the houndaiy line between the two states.
The question Involv od Is whether or not thafc
p.nt of the country Ijlnc near or In the
vicinity of Omaha , and cut off by the Missouri
rlvor , shall bo subject to the regulations of
the stnto of Iowa. The complaint states that
the region in controversy was formoily a pirt
of Nebraska ; that the ilvcr In the jcnr 1877
so cut the bank on the southwest of the
liver bed that n new chunnol was made ; that
Iowa Immediately took possession of It and
began to maintain active police regulations ,
while Nebraska never lelcasod her claim )
that the land In dispute is inhabited by a ,
lawless population , who take advnntigo of
the pollf o differences to not obey the laws ,
and that therefore Nebraska pleads for settle
ment of the difllculty and the cession to her
by the order of the United Stales supreme
couit of thoroglon in dismito. The sum
mons bears the usual winning to "Pail notnt
your peill , " and the case Is called for the
third Monday of January next.
Tlio New Olioeso llnto .
Drs Moi\r , la , Nov. 23. [ Special to Tun
Bu' . ] The Chicago & .Northwcstein railway
company has refused to put in the chccsa
classification ordcicd by the Iowa commis
sion some tlmo ago Thocomplalnt was made
by a Cedar Haplds film , whcicupon the com
mission telegraphed to the company for In
formation. The compiny icpliod that it
hoped the commission would not Insist on the
new rates , as the road was attempting to get
into line with the national unlfoim classi
fication. This was a palpable snffiaKO , as
the order of the commission is itself in line
with thopioposcd unlfoim classification. So
the commission again toleoinphod the com
pany that it would bo expected to obey the
order of the board forthwith. The board will
also demand tlio immediate compliance of all
the roads with their order regarding ehoeso
rates , which was made to biing them down
to a level with those east of Chicago and put
the Iowa dairyman ou a piano with eastern
Confidence Money.
Dr.s Moijr , , la , Nov. 23. [ Special
to Tun BEE. ] U. P. Shivers of Oak-
wood , near this city , has had a rather re-
maikablooicpeiicnco lately , which goes to
show that the doctiino of total depravity ii
not without its exceptions. Ho has iccclvccl
two letters , both contnlnlnK conscience )
money. Ono contained ? 30 from a man in
Ohio who had ovved that sum to him for
twenty-nine jcars for the maintenance of
some sheen. The writer explained that hu
had pot icllglon and wanted to bet his world
ly matters right. The other remittance vv as
for only $1 , In payment for nn axe which had
dlsnppoiied from Mr. Shiver's sugar camp
some six years ago.
Financial Transactions of tlio Coun
try During the fjnflt AVcclc.
BOSTOV , Nov. 23 [ Special Telegram to
Tun BPE. ] The following table , compiled
fiom disp itches from the clearing houses
of the cities named , shovvM the gioss exchanges -
changes for last week , with rates percent
of increase or , as against the
several amounts for the corresponding vveeli
in 18SU :
An Indiana llnllroad Strike.
Tnitui : HAUTI' , Inrt. , Nov. 2.I. Several days
ago , owing to n strike of day laborers in the
Clay county coal mines , Chicago & Indiana
freight crows vveio called upon to help in the
rush of business on the Eastern Illinois road.
On the local road , owing to heavy grades ,
etc. , the trains have three brakomon. On
the l ajtcin Illinois loud they wcio allowed
only two. Oil this account the coal load men
struck last night and today all the regular
crows ( juit also. They demand thice brake *
men und the roinoval of Trainmaster 1'ovv
man , The ofllcluls uio iu conference.
Donth of ix AViiHliliiKton ilnnrnallRt.
'vVASHINQTOV , NOV. 23.--E. W. Fox , a
well known Journalist , died today. Ho was
born in Buffalo. Went to St. Louis In 1850
and was the first piesident of tliu St. Louis
bouid of trade. Ho cm no to Washington in
1B3T and with Hon. Jeff Chandler bought tha
National Republican , of which ho was man *
aging editor uutl it was mcrucd * into tha
l > oat.
A 1'ictty Sovcro Ilnllatorm.
AtiiuQuniquK , N. M , , Nov. 2:3 : , Word has
been received hcio from Seven Lakes , in tha
G.dllnas mountains , that four sheep herders
wcio killed recently by a hall stoim. Sixteen
othcis and 10,000 head of bhocp aio tnlssluir.
The inosscngcr savs It was the severest hatl <
storm in the mountains over kumn ,