Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 25, 1890, Image 1

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Famine Hfithor Than Koligioua Enthusiasm
lias Excited the Indians ,
Troops Still Massing at the Antici
pated Hcono or Trouble Settlers
In the Northwest Growing
Moro Confident.
Hinon Aar.NCT , S. D. , via Uushvlllc ,
Neb. , Xev. 24.-Speelal [ Telegram to TUB
Din , ] The Indians nro slowly starving to
death. That is the real , the way down ,
deep cause of this war scare.
"Tho Indians hero don't got enough to cat.
Their government allowance , of rations Is
next to n starvation allowance , " said General
Brooke last night.
"My eyes have been opened very wldo
since coming hero , " continued the com
mander of the department of the Platte In
the presence of A gents Hoyer nutt Cooper
and Tin : Bnn correspondent ,
"Thcso Indians cannot do farming In
this loealRy , nnd I sco It. Ono good
look nt the land is enough to show
that. There is nothing for them
to do to make extra money. They nor any
body els6 can live satisfied upon the amount
of rations that they are getting.1
"What are thoyl" lie nsltcd , addressing H.
O.Pugb , Issue clerk'of the supply depart
"They nro gettlngthls , " replied Mr. Pugh :
"Ten pounds of bacon , 8 pounds of beans , 150
pounds of bcof , 1 pound of baking powder , 4
pounds of coffee , 50 pounds ot flour , 52 pounds
of salt , 2 pounds of soap , 7 pounds of sugar. "
"This is the quantity allowed to 100 rations
for 100 Indians per day for two wecUs , "
added Mr. Pugh.
"Too little , too little , entirely
too little , " oxclalrired the general with much
emphasis. "Who of us don't Unow that the
people cannot live on that. I don't ' care
\vhcthcrthoyarolndlansorwhat they aro.
People can't bo satisfied , contented or any
thing else If they don't have enough to cat
and the government should bo finding it out
pretty spon. "
"For ono thing , " said Agent Royer , "they
don't got nil the bcof that's coming to thorn.
A bcof weighing cloven hundred pounds
when It gets hero to us shrinks to seven hun
dred before it gets to mo Indians
nnd the Indians are the losers. "
"Ilut It is not the hoof nlouo that Is short1
rcsu.ncd the general , "It id about everything
else o.xccpt | ioap , and there scums to bo
plenty of that , "
Hero the subject was dropped by the talk
ers , and with nn emphatic declaration that
they wore excessively sleepy they retired.
A little calculation shows how very much
ground there Is for General Brooke's opin
ion. AVhero Is the person who would like to
try to Keep soul and body together the year
round and expect to feel comfortable on less
than two ounces of meat a day ! In
nlno cases out of ton is not the
reply that such an apportionment would la
uro the answer "slowly starving to deathl"
The little conversatiorrquoted above makes a
reliable excuse and good backing ; for mo to
sny Just what has been at the point of my
pencil ever slnco my arrival hero and what
impressed 1110 moro than anything else , the
phost dance craze not oxcoptcd : TViur-llfths
of the Pine Kidgo agency Indians , that I
have seen , are poor as crows crows that
have not had. carrion to pick for njmonth.
Their hunger is continually talking to you
out , of every feature of tbclr faces.
There nro some few well-to-do Indians hero
the Indian employes of the agency and'a
few' others who earn regular wages which
make It possible for thorn to keep their
etomuchs comfortably full. But the great
mass of them have no way whatever to earn
a penny. Is It very much of a wonder , then ,
that thcso people In whoso nature suporstltu-
tlou is the dominant factor , make haste to
catch at so tempting a fantasy as that of anew
now Christ , a new Messiah and
the ghost dnnco , the accompanying ;
Idea of whloh Is that , on a day
near at hand the white man who has stolen
their lands and Is now starving them
to death will bo driven from the face of the
earth ; that a now Messiah will coma and
bring back with him the buffalo and all the
varieties of wild garao In tbo old time plcnti-
General Brooke's eyes were opened no
wider than have been those of many another
person who has been called hero byrcasoa of
this scare concerning an uprising.
Tboovontof the morning-was the issuance
of the scanty rations and the food '
of thcso rod faced pensioners will
bo Issued to thrco thousand peoplo. Tbo
squaws como for It , bringing queer little
tacks for each ono of the articles. They are
formed in long rows or lines Just as
voters form at tbo polls on election
days. All nro togged out In very
dizzy nnd different patterned blankets
i. and about a third have papooses on their
backs. On Wednesday the beef will bo is-
Bucdon the hoof , and It Is sola to bo ono of '
the most exciting scenes in the programme ot
the Indian life of today. .
A Sioux chief , named Big Turnip carao In
this morning nnd reported that the Big Road
and No Water dancers had deckled to come
in nnd quit dancing , but scarcely anyone
credits the report. Later In the day No
Water and Little "Wound appeared at the
agency In person. These nro tbo two
chief * of whom the authorities have
boon so very apprehensive , and who have
noted as loading promoters of the dance.
When they came In nearly everybody looked
askance. Never before , perhaps , were two
Indian chiefs nioro severely lot alone by white
people among whom they had como than
were these particular two , THE BEK corro-
tpondcnt hunted up his Interpreter and con
fronted the alleged Idugs of terror. Doth
were la shabby white man's nttiro ,
nnd had eyes that made him wish
ho was In almost any other
place than within the range of their gaze.
Uidlioaddld the talking , aided bywblsporod
counsels from Little Wound , Hosaldt
"Wo much think good of you. You print
paper. Paper tells us what the great
father want us to net. But
tome papers sny wo Injun bad ,
No , wo not bad. Papers say bad , but they
say not right. Wo will obey tUo great father
In Washington. He toll us to stop dance ,
then wo will atop. Wo llko white man , but
bo sny wo no llko him. Whlto wan wrong to
my that. "
"Why did you not stop dnnclng when
Agent Koyor told you to , weeks nRol" !
"Indian police toll us stop , wo no bellovo
Indian 1'ollce. Great father say atop , wo
atop. "
"Do you still bellovo that if you keep on
dancing the buffalo and other game will come
back as in the old duysl"
, both of the chiefs sticcrcd , and No
Water replied ! "J'o , no. Buffalo ho never
como on pralrlo again ; xvhlto man shoot htm
too much. "
"Have your people stopped dnncingl"
"All stop no dajico no more. "
"Great father no like it"
"Who told youl"
"Wo know. You paper man , now tell
whlto man just as wo tell you , Do not bo
bad heart to Indian. Toll everybody wo
Hko whlto man , This nil wo say now. "
After the interview , I told General Brooke
whit the chiefs had said , nnd
asked him what ho thought of the declara
tions of friendliness and that they had Riven
up the ghost dance permanently , ills reply
was , "Beltovo nothing of it , Bellovo nouo
of It at all. "
Companies II and G of the Second
Infantry , Omaha , and Company D
Ninth Cavalry , from Fort MclCiiiney ,
arrived nt the agency this afternoon and wo
nil breathed , n great deal easier when they
came Into camp. They were greeted In a
subdued but a heartfelt manner. All are in
peed fighting trim , Fronitbemlt wasloruned
that the en tire Seventh regiment of cavalry
passed through Valentino today en route to
Itaebud agency.
Frand Girard , the noted scout , came in
with the cavalry from Fort AlcIClnnoy. Gen-
cralBrooko and Agents Hoyer and Cooper all
told mo today that there would bo no council
between them and the Indians. They said
they proposed to stand on the rule that
once telling was enough. The Indians had
been , ordered some thno ago to stop tbo
.dnnco , nnd they ( the oOldnls ) didn't nroposo
to do any pow wowing with them whatever.
The arrival today of Tnr. BIB of Sunday con
taining the exclusive news of the discovery
of the plot toentrap General Brooks and his
soldiers and Llttlo Wound's _ startling mani
festo to Agent lloycr preclp'ltatcd a genuine
sensation upon the camp and ngcncy nnd the
enterprise of Titn BEE was complimented nnd
In the wannest nnd most enthusiastic terms ,
The troops from Omaha , as well as these
irom other points , nro getting along as well
ns could bo expected under the circumstances.
The Omaha boys received about a bushel of
letters from their lady friends today , which
brought to their faces some of the brightest
smiles I have over seen In my life.
An overly hilarious Indian last night gave
us our first twinge of scare by letting forth a
yell which old scouts pronounced , to have the
genuine warpath strain in it. Tbo police
captured him after an exciting chase , took
him bcforo General Brooke and Agent Hoycr
who finally ordered him released , It scorning
evident that ho mount no harm.
Things are Just at that point today where
the Iking of a guu would undoubtedly pr
clpltato a flght to the finish. 0. H , C.
Ft. Illlcy Troops at Lincoln.
Neb. , TSTov. 24.-Special [ Tele
gram .to THE 13KE. ] Lincoln has been made
the first stopping pluco of the soldiers en
route from Fort Rlley , Knn. , to the Pine
Kidgo ngcncy to light the Indians if neces
sary. The first train reached .Lincoln about
11 o'clock today. On the twenty cars there
were 150 horses , twelve nrmy wagons , six
powder caissons nnd four formidable-looking
field guns of thirty-two inch calibre. These
pieces nro fully six : feet long from muzzle to
breech. A small detachment of soldiery was
in charge.
Tbo second train from Fort ItUoy did not
arrive un til 2:80 p. m. Llko the first , It con
sisted mainly of baggage and munitions of
war nnd horses. At 5 o'clock the soldiers
nrrived. The martini preparations bavo at
tracted largo crowds to the Union Pacific
freight depot all day long.
At. 4:20 : p. m. the llrst detachment of aol
dlcrsarrived , tilling nine coaches , ono being
reserved for the ofllcors. There were flvo
companies , there being ono of artillery mid
four troops of the Seventh cavalry. They
were designated and commanded as follows :
Light battery E , First artillery , Captain
Cnpron , First Lieutenant Todd , SecondLleu
ten-nit Hoyden , Second Lieutenant Haw-
Troop A , Captain M , Maylun , First
tenant Gnrllngton.
Troop B , Captain Vnrnam , First
nnt Croslmm , Second Lieutenant Bullock.
Trooo K , Captain Wallace , First Llouton-
ant J , D. Mann.
Troop I , Captain Nowlnn , First Lieutenant
Nicholson , Second Lieutenant Watriun ,
The soldiers were each armed with revolv
ers and carried a bolt full of cartridges. They
seemed to enjoy the trip nnd were ready for
any little excitement that would vary from
the monotony of camplifo.
After remaining In the city about an houf
the train pulledout over the Union Pacific
for Fremont , where the cars will ho trans
ferred to the Fremont , Elkorn & Missouri
Valley road to go direct to Rushvillo. Be
tween 11 o'clock and midnight the troops are
expected. The entire regiment which Is the
ono formerly commanded by Ouster , Is now
commanded by Colonel Forsyth ,
Quiet at Rosebud ,
VALENTINE , NOD. , Nov. 21. ( Special Tele
gram to Tun BEK.I No trouble was on-
countered nt the Issue at Rosebud today and
this ovcnlnir. Four companies of the Twenty-
first infantry , Lieutenant Colonel Poland
commanding , arrived hero and will start to
the Rosebud agency tomorrow morning . ,
ninrcning through in ono day. This will
strengthen Colonel Smith's command and
place Hosobud completely in the center of the
troops. No news from Short Bull's camp.
At the War Dcpar mciit.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 2-1. Several dispatches
from General Miles were received at the war
department this morning , The substance of
them was mainly confirmation of the news
already received from the west. General
Brooke. In command there , reports that ho Is
secure in his position , and .that friendly In
dians nro coming to the agency In increased
Ttie Hctiro Subsiding.
Minn. , Nov. 24 , The Jour
nal's Pierre , S. D , , special says : This Is
ration Cay at the Cheyenne agency nnd the
Indlnus nro congregating therein largo num
bers. Tlio scare is subsiding- , Indian Agent
Norvillo has just returned from the Bad
liver country and says the Indium there
have abandoned the dances.
The aicssiuli Craze Spreading.
KANSAS Cm , Mo. , Nov. 24. C. A , Painter ,
agent of tha Indian rights national associa
tion , who bos been to the Indian territory re
ports that the Messiah craze lins tnkcn
possession of the Choyenncs and Arapahoes
there and they hnvo commenced the ghost
dances. He says the Indians are not ut all
riotous or ugly ,
Canadian Indians at Ponco.
OTTAWA , Oat. , Nov. 24. [ Special Telegram
toTimBnis.J At mounted police headquar
ters hero today advices were received that
the Indians in the Canadian northwest nro
perfectly- quiet und that no disturbance is an
ticipated , A patrol extends nil along the
boundary between tbo United States nud
AnntinEBN , S. n , , Nov. 24. Lloutcnnnt
Governor-elect Hoffman tonight says the
river country has boon patrolled from I.o-
bean north to Port Yutos and there are no
signs of Indians on this sldo. The people are
badly scared by fulso rumors , but nro now
returning to their homes la the majority of
Anxious to Go ,
KBAIIXBT , Neb. , Nov. 24. iBpcelal Tele
gram to TUB UiiE.J-A telegram from Adjut-
ant General Cole was received hero today ,
ordering the guns used by the Kearney City
Guards sent to the military department in
the northwest , nnd tjio guns used by the In
dustrial school cadets were shipped this
afternoon. The Kearney City Gunrds , forty-
flvo men , were ordered to bo ready to inarch
oa short notice. They are all anxious to go ,
A Chicago Awakening.
CHICAGO , Nov. 21. Everybody about nrmy
headquarters is busy. A larger force than
has been mustered in that vlclnjty slnco the
memorable campaign of 1870 will bo In the
region about Pine Hldgc by Wednesday.
Not only the Infantry nnd cavalry are being
moved up , but also the field artillery nnd
largo quantities of ammunition and sunplics.
General Schohcld having instructed General
Miles to Investigate the charge that the
present dissatisfaction among the Indians is
duo moro to n lack of rations than a religious
craze , has sent Inspector General Iloyl this
nf tcrnoon to the west. Ho will visit nil the
army posts and most of the agency stations ,
Tlio li'lgJitVltioti JllilnU Conic.
Bum- . D , , Nov. 24. In a panic Saturday
night caused by the reported approach of a
band of Indians great crowds o people
massed in the hotel hero awaiting a flght
which didn't como off. Two children seri
ously 111 with scarlet fever were brought In
and nil the people exposed to the disease hav
ing been hudulcd all together all night. It li
reported tonight n half breed was killed at
Fort Bennett for not participating In tbo
ghost duuo.
Troops IVnni Kan cms.
Four LEAVBNWOKTII , Kan. , Nov. 24. The
four troops of cavalry stationed hero re
ceived marching orders tonight to proceed
Immediately to the scene of the Indianoxcito-
incut in the northwest.
Ho Tnlks nf the .Situation at Pine
llldfjo Aficnoy.
Colonel Hughes , chief quartermaster of
the department of the Platte , returned yes
terday from the Pine Kidgo agency , nt pres
ent the scene of the Indian disturbance.
Speaklnglast night to a BEI : reporter about
the situation up there Colonel Hughes said :
"Taero had been no real , warlike demon
strations nt the time I loft tbo I'l nellldgo
agency , by either tbo Indians or the troops.
At the. Invitation of General Brooke the
friendly Indians , or these who nro not under
the Influence of the fanatical craze , bad como
into the agency in very Inrgo numbers nnd
were camped ad around in close proxlrqlty to
General Brooke's ' headquarters. They wore
to receive the monthly distribution of rations
"In company with Colonel Ludington I
drove from the agency to Hushvlllo , a dis
tance of twenty-four miles , without an escort
cert , 1 remarked to General Brooke as wo
left that It didn't ' look much to mo like wnr
times for him to permit the chief quartermas
ter to drive over what Is supposed to bo dan
gerous ground without a guard. But we saw
no Indians after wo got a short distance from
the agency. "
"Do you think the ghost , dancers will have
to bo whipped Into subjection before they as-
sumoa peaceable disposition again ? "
"Now you are asking a difficult question.
It Is next to Impossible to predict or guess
what an Indian will or will not do. It Is
probable that forcible methods may have to
bo applied , but I am of the opinion that
when the troops , which were to arrive nt the
ngcncy today , reach the camp and the In
dians sco the ability of the government to
whip them into good order if necessary , nnd
when tboy have thno to consider the fact that
winter Is almost upon them and-they must
have provisions , they will quietly submit to
the orders of the war department and gradu
ally slip away from the camps wherq the
ghost , dances uro in progress. They will , I
thimr , grow tired of the dance pretty soon
and fall back Into a more orderly state of be
havior without the necessity of bloodshed.
But you can not tell what may bo in the
minus of these red men. "
"Will General Brooke have troops enough
at his command by this evening or tomorrow
morning to compel the Indians to desist from
the barbarous and fanatical craze which has
taken such a hold upon thcml"
"I should not like to answer that question.
You bad bettor see tbo adjutant general ,
Colonel Sheridan. "
"But what do you thtnkl"
"Well , If you must know , I will say I think
General Brooke will be master of the situ
ation when tbo troops reach him that wore
on the way last night and were expected to
arrive at the ) agency today. "
Interest Taken In tlio Indian Troubles
by Men Outsltli ) the Ranks.
The four companies , 33 , F , G and II , of the
Second infantry at Fort Omaha who loft for
Rushvillo Sunday reached their- destination
Lieutenant Henry E. Wilkins , of F com
pany , second infantry , on leave , did not go
with his company Sunday. Ho has how
ever , thrown up his leave and will report Im
mediately for duty.
Lieutenant Sarson , quartermaster , is now
in command at Fort Omaha. The members
of the band now do guard duty ,
Albert Wedemeyer , the loader of the band
who was on bis way to Europe has returned
having abandoned the trip in order to bo with
his associates In the event of trouble.
The Omaha Guards hnvo tendered their
services to Governor Thayer. They will bo
nblo to turn out fifty men with a valuable
ally their now galling gun. The tender was
made on Saturday last. \
It has been announced authoritatively tha
the Indians who have been reported as wan
dcriug In the Wind river country are Young
Man-not-Afrald-oMils-IIorso and companions
They are accompanied by Indian police unc
are on a visit to the Crows with the permis
slon of the Indian bureau. They nro penca
bio and the settlers in that section of coun
try have nothing to fear from thorn , '
Oeorgo J. Stoney of the quartermaster's
department has been ordered to proceed to
Hnshvllle , Neb. , nnd report to Captain John
Simpson on duty us quartermaster and com
mlssary ofllcor at tnat point in connection
with the supply of troops in the field.
Wyoming's Gubernatorial Clialr Is
Now Vacant.
CnuTENNE , Wyo. , Nov. 24-Specal [ ! Telegram
gram to TUB BEE. ! Francis E.Vnrre
today formally resigned ns governor of Wy
oming , his resignation being directed to Secretary
rotary of State Barber. Warren is no\
United States senator , nnd therefore hns n
further use for the governorship. It Is no
believed the legislature will call a now elec
tion. Secretary Barber becomes the nctin
governor and , unless a now election is lick
will remain so for two years , when a supreme
j uclgo will also bo elected.
Germany and Liiixcitibotire.
PAHIS , Nov. 24. [ Special Cablegram to TUB
BEE. ] Lo Temps holds that it would bo nn
Insult to tho'Duko of Nassau to suppose that
ho would allow Herman interests to overtop
these of Luxembourg , and further that It
would bo n violation of international law to
nttompt to draw Luxembourg into the orbit
of Germany ,
Two Urothers Drowned.
Tuor , N , X. Nov. 24. [ Special Telegram
to THE HER. ] Two brothers , Samuel nnd
Edward Wellor , were drowned in Moody
pond , near lake , this morning , Tbo
younger went upon the pond to sknto and
broke through. His brother attempted to
save him but the Ice gave way nnd both losi
their lives.
The Dead ItltiK oMhcNetliorlamlH.
TUR HAOUE. Nov. 21. [ Speoial Cablegram
to THE KEE. ] The remains of King \Vllllan
attired ia military uniform , will bo In stat
n Iho chamber In which 'ho ' died prior to
heir removal to the yftult. of the Orange
ntnlly. Queen Emran uu. * . evening inld n
nrgo pnltn on the deathbed , on which the
body lay. The palace officials then dcfllcd
last the remains of the king. A chemical
ircscrvlng fluid has been injected in the
The president of the nigh court , on adjourn-
ng that body today1 out ot respect to the
chip's memory , recalled his ir .Jasty's service
o the state nnd laid particular stress upon
ho Impulse ho had given to the movement for
.ho abolition of capital \nmlHlimctit \ ,
vxAiirE ra"J\i v LOAXS.
Iho Orcjjon Improvement Company
AppIlrB for ftVllcoelvcr.
NKW YORK , Nov. 94HSpcclal [ Telegram
, oTnrsBKK.J It was stated today and not
denied nt the company' oftlco that the Oregon
Improvement company. ' would tomorrow
nnply to hnvo Joseph jjinon appointed re- ,
cclvor. The appointment will bo mndo nt'
Portland , Ore. It Is also stated positively
nnd not denied by the treasurer that the In
terest due December 1vtll \ not bo paid. The
company's trouble Is sniil to bo duo to the
'act that loans which it.procurod to cnrry on
work on Its extensions hdvo booa called and
the company is unabiotto pay them. Tbo
president of thocompdiy , Elijah Smith , Is
inld to ho seriously ill and confined to his
louso. Fred L. Anicrf,1 "who is understood
, o hold n largo blockbf Union Pacific ,
s ono of the directors ot. the company. Tim
properties controlled to" the company com
prises the Pacific Coast steamship company ,
Derating fivosteninshliUiiicsou the northern
E'aclflo const , several rfiilroads and n largo
nmountof coal lands nnft , real estate. At the
close of the last Ilscal jcar the company's ' lia
bilities ntnountcd tonbijut $18,007,037 , offset
on the bnlanco sheet byjan equal amount of
usscts. Since then the company has author-
i/ed nnd executed a ccirolldated mortgage of
fl5,000,000 , , of which W > 14,000 were reserved
to retire prior Issues anfl the preferred stock.
In 1SS9 It paid(7 \ ( per cent on
the preferred stock and4Von [ the common ,
Tlio common was then telling at above 70.
The last dividend was plisscd and today the
stock sold at ! ! } ) . Edward Brandon , whoso
Failure was announced today , was a largo
holdorof it. Tlioflrst , i,000,000of the con-
colidatcd bond's ucro issued ou
April 9 , 1890. Tho. 'authorized ' issue is
$15,000,000. It Is stated that the company Is
solvent , but owing to "tho condition of the
market- the onicors deeM it best for all Inter
ested to have a receiver appointed.
Thomas Fawcctl AHoiifl of IMtlsbnrg
Forcctl tOjAsslun.
PmsBuno , Pa. , Nov , Wt Tnomas Fawcctt
& Sons , one of the lar'gtt ? coal firms In the
city , assigned this morning. Their liabilities
nro estimated at ' $100,000. The mem
bers of the llrm ' 'say the assets
will exceed this noiouut by $150,000.
The senior member ottu'O'llrm , Thomas Fnw-
cett , is president of thoCcntral bank. Judg
ments aggregating 8100,000 were entered by
the Central bank this morning1 , nnd all the
property of tho' ' firm was levied
upon to satisfy claUns. The flrm has
been carrying a' large amount of
paper and for two months it has been known
that the members were about to give up. The
failure will have 110 effect upon the Central
bank , ns it Is amply protected. The failure Is
attributed to the lodiwontlnucd " depression
of the river coal trade ; . ,
An Old Itroker GeoM Broke.
NEW YORK , Nov. 21. Edward Brandon ,
who has been a memberp" the stock1 ex'chango
slnco 1S53 , announced ) M-suspension.this
morning. It Is said thut Braudqn carried
largo lines of stocks i > i $ ugh the recent de
cline , ' and' ' after losing un" Immense amount
of money on the bull sldo.ho turned boar and
sold the stocks short"nn t was caught in the
rapid advance that followed.
Later in the day an assignment was made
to Robert S. Miller with , preferences aggre
gating 8175,000.
The Hank { { tin Over.
NEW YonK , 'Nov. 34 , The run on the Citi
zens savines bank herowljloh , lasted six days ,
Is practically over. '
It Time I'crmltH tlio Local Govern
ment of Ireland \vlll Como Up.
LONDOK , Nov. 2l.-iTho queen's speech ,
which will be read In parliament tomorrow ,
alludes to the negotiations with Portugal and
with Italy concerning.East : Africa , not yet
brought to a successful conclusion. The
hope Is expressed that tbo negotiations now
progressing with Franco wlll soon lead to a
satisfactory settlement of the Newfoundland
fishery matter. Alluding to the threatened
potato famine In wcstv Ireland the queen expresses -
presses regret nud trusts measures will be
taken to mltignto the people's distress. Dills
will bo introduced relative to the Innd pur
chase in Ireland , tithes , assisted education
and the reform of private bill legislation for
Scotland , and the extension of local govern
ment for England.
If the work of the session permits the bill
relative to the local government of Ireland
will also bo introduced.
A Forger TrleHto Suicide.
NEW Youic , Nov. $4. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE.j-Albe4 H. Smith , the Wall
street forger , who .Is In thoOtonibs nnd who is
to bo placed on trial-la the court of general
sessions tomorrow , i& reported to have at
tempted to commit nuicide Saturday night.
Smith was In a cellwith Charles Webster ,
the actor who recently Killed a man , and
Forger Lyons. Tueso two prisoners discov
ered the purpose of the desperate mun and
culled assistance. Sfnlth toro up a blanket ,
twisted It Into a rep , nnd making It fast to
his cell door endeavored to stranglohimsolf.
In a minute or two more ho would have boon
dead. Ho was resuscitated and placed under
closer surveillance ) .
Disasters oil Rutland's Coast.
LONDOS , Nov. 24. Atvlolont gale prevails
ou the coast of U rent Britain. The British
steamer Upplaghamtl * ashore ut Hartlnnd.
Twenty-one persons wwarcscuod from the
steamer. The first ofllccr was drowned ana
a boat containing flyo. < > ( ( ho crow Is missing.
Tbo Danish schooner Itcglna sunk in col
lision with the steamer Primate and flvo
members of the crew jvisrp drowned ,
HALIFAX , U , S. , Nay.124. The news comes
from all along tbo coa tot a terrible storm.
Several small craft are wrecked , Captain
Snow , wife and a sailor were lost m a wreck
off St. Francis. T\vo | sailors were drowned
in a wreck oft Exploit bay.
Trouble About a Will ,
Hr.i.nNA , Mont. , Nov. , 24. The state supreme
premo court today atunaed the decision of
the lower court making , Joha A. Davis ad
ministrator of his deceased brother's
? 5OOQ- ,
000 estate. The contit over the will snUUto
hnvo been made in ISOJi nnd found after the
case was settled in tho'lower ' court , is not yet
decided , >
A Jlniilnu Murderer.
FALKVILLK , Ala , , Nov. 24. Dr. A. M , Tur
ner last niuht killed his wlfo nnd little
daughter. Honasbcon twice la the asylum
nnd was only recently released. Ho was in a
wild frenzy when the neighbors found him
nnd claimed ho had acted in self dcfouso.
lie Got Off \Vlth Ono Vear.
JACKSONVILLE , 111. , Nov. 21. Miss Keener
did not appear today ngalnst Fostcn with
whom the had the shooting scrape several
months ago. Ho pleaded guilty and was let
off with ono year lu the penitentiary.
A DymnnitQ Hxplnslon.
NEW YOHK , Nov , 24. A. pack-ago of dynamite -
mite cartngeg exploded In an excavation at
Sixty-third street and Tenth avenno today ,
killing two men and seriously injuring thrco
others , All were Italians ,
Millions of Dollars Secreted by People Who
do not Trust the Banks ,
lie Wilt Advocate the l'ontnl Savings
Hank Ao I'ariny I'oHtago 1'or Seine
Thno to Come Scores or
StUKp.r , >
WAWUMOTON , D. O , , ir.M. )
Postmaster General Wauamakcr has much
faith In postal savings banks and ho will tfivo
evidence of it in his forthcoming annual re
port. Ho believes that one of the secrets of
the causes of there not being money In circu
lation lies in the fact that In many sections
of the country millions of dollars are secreted
under carpet1) ) , in bed clothing nnd elsewhere
or buried ia the ground by persons who are
afraid of the stability ot the banking Institu
tions or who , having but u few dollora , are
timid about opening accounts of deposit with
banks. Mr. Wnnamakcr says bo will not nd-
vocato a system of postal savings banks
which , will bo lu the way of private Institu
tions , but on the contrary they will bo a help
to bankers , Ho thinks the establishment of
postal savings banks will provo a great bless
ing to the poor pcople'.who have never learned
the fact that there is more tu saving ; than In
making money nnd the latter gener
ally roiuiros the ability. Ho be
lieves that It will cducato people into
the wisdom of saving by means
of banks aad especially got them into the
habit of making deposits. Tbo banks are to
bo established if Mr. AVannamakor's recom
mendations are carried out nt past ofllccs for
small places and not whcro they will compete
with any character ot savings institution lllio
building loan associations. The localities
will determine themselves where and when
the savings accommodations shall bo added
to the postoWccs , for there are no banks to
bo established but deposits facilities In con
nection with postolllccs and the petition of
the patrons of olllcos are to determine the lo
The postmaster general does not bollevo
that penny letter postage will bo a fact under
several years , as there exists a feeling oven
among the advocates of the proposition that
the postofllco department should bo self-
sustaining- , and already there Is n ro > fular
annual deficiency amounting to about fcl.OUO-
000. The receipts from letter postage Is
about fc)3,000,0l'0 ) ' n year , and of course this
would bo cut in half If penny postage were
adopted. Tbero would bo a partial recovery
of receipts by un Increase of letter wrltiug ,
but it Is thought many years would elapse
beforohalf the decrease of 31,000,000 ! ) annually
would bo returned by the Increase. There is
now sustained by the department nn annual
loss of about $ iy,000,000 by the
cheap transmission of printed mat
ter , then the dead-head matter
from the federal eovernmcnt would amount
to 8,000,000 u year. If paid tor those two
items alone would inoro than make up the
loss from the adoption of penny postage , and
yet their change to any other .system would
bo unpopular. ' Congress gives very stint-
Incly tao Uotlconcy | which already accrues ,
thus showing that the constituency of that
body contends that the postal service should
bo self-subtalnlng. Jlr. Wanamakcrbas beep
working for a year * to perfect arrangements
with England , Germany and Franco whereby
there will bo seaport ofllces established on
the inter-ocean ships , that all foreign mails
may'bo mailo up similar to that prepared by
domestic postal clerks , which will enable the
postal authoritici at the seaboard to Immedi
ately forward all foreign mail as soon as it
Is received In this or other countries. Ho
will show in his report that ho has almost
perfected these arrangements.
nxrr.mMEXTiNo ix SUOAH.
Professor Smart of the Indiana university
of agriculture Is In the city and says the In
stitution over which ho presides Is making
practical experiments with sugar beets and
llnds from the analysis already madotbnt the
Hooslor production contains from fifteen to
eighteen per cent of pure sugar. This is con
siderably above the per cent of sugar found
in the beet grown in Germany and Franco ,
the greatest beet sugar producing countries
of tbo world. It has been ascertained at the
department of agriculture that those experi
ments nro being made at the agricultural col
leges in most of tbo status , and in nearly every
instance they are giving satisfactory results.
It Is bellovcd that should the products of the
coming season provo as satisfactory there
will bo scores of beet sugar factories estab
lished within a year thereafter.
Lieutenant Creston of the Ninth cavalry
who has been detailed at Fort Mycr in this
city for some tlinowill shortly return to his
home. Lieutenant Crostoa has become very
popular ia army circles hero.
Lieutenant Edmund S. Wright of the Ninth
cavalry lias been detailed as a member of the
court martial to meet at Fort Leaven worth.
Kos. , November 'J4.
Tbo commandant of the Leavonworth mili
tary prison having , pursuant to the rcguln
tlons of the prison , recommended for clem
ency , to take effect on Thanksgiving day ,
James O'Connor , loto private company H ,
Twenty-first Infantry , and August Doliron-
dorf , Into private company A Twenty-tlrst
Infantry , as having the most favorable re
cords of conduct at the prison , so much of
their sentences , published in court martial
orders , department of the Plntto , November
30 , 1888 , nnd general court martial orders , di
vision of the Atlantic , January 21 , 18811. ns
shall remain unexecuted November 27 , 1890 ,
is remitted.
South Dakota republicans In Washington
suy all the republican and some of the farm
ers alliance members of their legislature are
very strong for Senator Moody nnd that ho
may be re-elected. TUG Bun correspondent
is in receipt of republican information of the
highest possible character from the state to
the effect that republican organization h
South Dakota is solid for Senator MooUj
and that not a republican will refuse to sup
port him , besides several farmers alliance
members have expressed themselves aj bo-
lag favorable to the senator's re-election , so
that It makes his outlook quite bright. Son
ntor Moody raado a strong flght for the in
torcsts of his constituency during the lus
session and succeeded In getting through a
good deal of , advantageous legislation , cs
pcclally o ally , to South Dakota.
Considerable talk has been occasioned by
the proposal of Secretary Proctor to throv
open to the enlisted men the competition fo
vacancies In the gradcsof second lieutenants
It Is ono of the most notable stops taken ye
for making the mllltaryservlco popular. The
law already provides for the promotion o
enlisted men who have served two years 01
their passing a certain examination but Sec
retary Proctor declares that It is now possl
bio for company commanders to glvo these
valuable appointments to young men who
buvo enlisted for that solo purpose and wh
have not rendered any meritorious scrvlco
except to qualify for the examination tbu
excluding bona lido soldiers. This poss !
bllity arises from the provision in the preson
law requiring that the company commander
shall nominate the non-commissioned ofllccr
or privates as candidates for examination
While many enlisted men have been pro
motcd on absolute merit and on the strongtl
of tbo services they Uavo rendered I
Is still possible for n man to enlls
under the practical assurance of nsslgnmon
to a particular company and of a recom
mcndutlon for a commission as soon as th
law will allow. What the secretary pro
poses is that In order to Insure exact Justice
io all the initiatory steps should bo with the
men themselves , With the war dopnrtmcn
urging the now plan of competing for com
missions it may b fairly expected that there
will bo aa Increase In the uuiabor of recruits
who intend to try for commissions after the
prescribed service In the ranks.
W. H. Waterman was today appointed
> ounnutor at Thol * o.ii. Knox county , vice
j , A. Swanson rcsll i
.1. H. Hyatt , vyhd been in the census
lold of the sceoiid . ikn district , arrived
hero today nnd will " * n place In the con-
usoftlco In thlso ; 1 Ir. Hyatt is a rosl-
dent of Alma. H
The comutroller currency today np-
irovcd the selecl the First National
wnlc of Omaha ervo agent for the
Jltizons National Norfolk , Nebraska ,
and the Comnie : atlonal as reserve
agent for the Firs mil of Hot Springs ,
South Dakota.
tuavsT ! > . , . tt XT J > KAI > .
Tlio New York Hanker ami 1'olltlolnii
Nr.w YOHK , Nov. 24. August Belmont died
early this morning. August llclmont was
mo of the most prominent men In tbo Ilium-
lal world of Now York. He was born at
M/cy , in Germany , in 1SU > , and emigrated to
Vmcrica in 1SU7 ns the representative of the
{ othschllds , He bccatno nn nctlvo politician
of the democratic party and was chairman of
ho executive committee at the national
democratic convention at Charleston In IbOO.
lo had not been active In polities in recent
cars , but his son , August llohnont. jr. , had.
The cause of death was pneumonia , result-
ng from a cold caught during the recent
horse show. The Junior partner of the linn
nld today :
"Tho business of the great banking house
vlll bo continued. Bclinont's loss will bo felt
n racing circles ns much us in the tlnaia'ial
ivorld , ho always having been an enthusiastic
over of thoroughbreds. Asa politician Bcl-
mont was active in the councils of the demo
cratic national party. Ho was born atAlzoy ,
Germany , in 1810 , and came to Now York as
agent for the Kothfchllds at the early age of
, wenty-one , establishing the great business
which has continued ever since.
KI.K POINT , S. D. , Nov. 'J4. ( Special Telo-
ram to TUB Ilnn , ] State Senator ISlcct
.ouls N. Crlll of the First South Dakota dls-
.rlct , died this morning of apoplexy. Ho
was stricken Artvn last Thursday while
working lu his mill and has been unconscious
slnco Saturday. Ho has been a resident of
Jiiion couutr slnco 18(15. ( Ho was elected ns
an Independent at the late election. His
death will necessitate a new election.
T11KI11 IMOXOIt rj\I > lCATKl > .
Two Johns Hopkins Students FlglH n
HIoodU'SH Duel.
BXMIMOHE , aid. , Nov. 2-1. [ Special Tclo-
; ram to TIIK DEI : . ] Two students of Johns
ilopklns university met early Sunday mora-
ng in a grove near the country place of the
ate P. Harrison Garret , Just north of the city
Imlts , to light n duel. Ono of the principals ,
vho Is a Virginian nnd a post-graduato , had
at the beginning of the season salu something
about the sister of the other , who is younger
nnd n Baltimorean , which the latter construed
ns n Insult. A demand for an apology re
sulted in a challenge , which was accepted.
On reaching the ground the duelists divested
homselves of their coats and then took their
ilaccs. The seconds stopped well out of range.
and ono of them. Van Tyne Barnell. ono of
ho natives of Orange county , Virginia , guvo
, ho word : "Take aim ; fire. "
Two reports rang out simultaneously , but
when everybody , including thcprinclpals.lmd
recovered from the shock , it was found that
.ho bullets had sped harmlessly into space.
The duelists , who had shown visible signs
of mental distress before the signal was given ,
appeared much'reliovcdbut each was unwil
ling to b .braiidcd a coward , und once moro
; hey presented front toward each other and
llrod a second time. Ono bullet paused near
.he head of a negro valet whom 0110 of the
seconds had taken with him and who was
.coking on from behind u tree. The other Im
bedded Itself in the trunk of a tree Just in the
rear of the Baltimorean. A third round was
flred. The southerner winced , for the bullet
ranged unpleasantly near him.
Things looked serious and the two seconds
drew a few feet asldo and discussed the situ-
: ion. In about live minutes they returned to
the battle-ground and Informed the principals
.Hat in their opinion the honor of both had
been vindicated. _ _
Report of the Master In Chancery In a
Famous CRBO ,
ATCIIISOV , Kan. , Nov. 24. [ Special to Tun
Bii : . ] Ills reported in Missouri Pacific clr
'les ' hero that Master In Chancery Towle of
Falls City who has been taking evidence In the
famous suit of the Fltzgeruld-Mallory con >
structiou company against the Missouri Pa >
clllo railway company , will recommend to
Judge Caldwell of the United States circuit
court.that a Judgment for 8180,000 bo entered
up against thoconstructioo company. This suit
was originally brought for un accounting , the
plaintiff claiming $1,500,000 for work done on
the Missouri Pacific's Pueblo branch. The
railroad company tiled counter claims , nnd
but In other defenses , nnd the case has been
partially tried In the courts of three states.
The contest has been a stubborn one , and
will not end with the report of the master In
chancery.Tho light will bo resumed this
week , when the motion to confirm the report
comes up in-iho circuit court ,
iiigalls Will Stay In AtuhlHun ,
ATOHISO.V , Kan. , Nov. 24. [ Special to THE
Senator Ingnlls Is in consultation to-
dny about putting up a $30,000 three-story
building 80x133 on a business corner In town.
Ho bought tbo ground several months ago.
In conversation with TIIB BEE correspondent
today hofaid all stories that ho has any inten
tion of aCiCntlug a newspaper position In the
cast or leaving the state for any purpose incase
of his defeat for re-election
case - are unquali
fiedly fulso. Should ho bo defeated , which ho
thinks is not probable , ho will continue to bo
a citizen of Kansas , and his homo will bo In
Atchisoa. 'Hero ho has spent the best years
of his life , hero ho was married , hero his
cloven children have been born , hero U his
home , and hero ho will dlo and bo buried.
Trouble \VlKConnln. .
MII.WAUKKK , VVls. , Nov. 24. An evening
Wisconsin special from Shofano , Wis. , saysi
News reached hero today of an outbreak Sat
urday afternoon on the Mcnainlno reserva
tion. Ono hundred and fifty armed Indians
surrounded the logging camp of Henry
Sherry near Evergreen river und burned the
camp after the men had retired. Eleven
borsos'iinU fourteen oxen and the camp outfit
of sixty-live men were destroyed. The men
lied for their lives ns they worn unarmed ,
The Indians assert they wtro trespassing , al
though the section belongs to the state.
The Wcatlier Forecast.
Foi Omaha and Vicinity Fair ; slightly
For lown nnd Nebraska Fair ; slightly
cooler ; westerly winds ,
For South Dakota Clearing ; cooler ;
northwesterly winds , .
the Trust.
NK\vYoiiK , Nov. 21. Judge Pratt of the
King's county supreme court this morning
denied the motion for the vacation of the in
terlocutory decree in the cases of the sugar
trust trustees against the corporations form
ing it.
Athletics Gone.
I. omsvH.LE , ICy , , Nov. 24. The American
Baseball association this morning ro-clected
Xacli Phclps president. The Athletic fran
chise was declared forfeited and petitions
were recolvod.from Buffalo and Washington.
1'nnt Mull.
BEituy , Nov. 21. The postofllco authori
ties have Just completed arrangements with
the United States for sorting malls whllo In
transit on ocean steamers , greatly facilitating
delivery atthe end of the route * ,
Horrible Death of a TwelveYearOld Boy
Nonr Grand Island.
Ho Will Institute I'rocoeillngs In the
Supreme Court PnHSCiiKor tl'rniu
Diluhcil Nonr AVymoro
Kta to .News.
ISLAND , Nrb. , Nov. 24. Special
Telegram to Tin : Um : . ] , the twelve-
year-old son of .1. II. Lamb , living four mlle
north ot tills city , was thrown fromnhorstt
nnil dragged to death today , Ho WIM herding
cattle nnd the horao bcouino frightened nua
threw him. Onn foot caught In the stirrup
nnd lie was miulilo to extricate liliusulf. Tap
liorso ran to the liouso , a half mile uway.
dragging the dead boily of the boy with him.
The heuil anil chest \voro \ mangled boyoail
A Krlxlitful Accident.
Qnvxn ISLAND , Is'eb. , Nov. 21. . [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hii.l : : Freight train No. 20
on the St. Joscpu & Grand Inland road left
hero this morning atfii.V ) and ran through an
open switch at Eddy street crossing. WlL
lain F. Orollmunt , a machinist , who had Just
got on the engine , JuinpoU when the onglno
struck the ties nnd broito his right leg bulowr
the hnoo , both bqnos protruding through his
clothing. Ho is single and lives in Creston ,
In. , and was going to St. Josot > h , Mo , , to han't
work nnd visit relatives. Ho was linmcdf *
ntely taken to St. Francis1 hospital.
A "Woman of Nnrrc.
CODV , Neb. Nov. St. [ Special Telegram t'o > '
Tun IliE. ] AVIth nil the oxeltoiiicnt and
Indian scare there Is ono bravo woman la
our midst. She drove thirty mlles today
from the south. On the way she n.ct several
men llcelng forjhclr lives. TUi-y advised ho
to turn back for safety. She coolly told them )
she did not fear any danger , and proceeded
oa her journey , She intends driving to
Chndron and there join her husband.
Pnssoiiijer Train Ditched ,
WVMOIIE , Neb. , Nov. 21. ( Special Tele
gram to 'Jin : BIB : , ] Passenger train No. 19
on the 13. tt M , from St. Joseph wn ditched
In a cut nbuut-thrco miles east of town this
afternoon. The engine , tender and thrco of
the coaches were thrown fromthu track. Thq
passengers and mail were transferred and
went from hero on a train made tip In thb >
yards. The accident was caused by the
breaking of a journal on the tender. No ono
was hurt.
For the Relief of Destitute Settlors.
IlASTiNfis , Neb. , Nov. 2-1. [ Special Tolo
grain to Tin : OKI : . l Mayor Clarke , In pursu.
anco to the recommendation of Governor
Thnycr , has called for a moss meeting of nil
the churches in this city , to bo held nt tha
Presbyterian church tomorrow evening , fo *
the purpose of orp.ml7.lng mid taking stops
toward raising u relief funii forUcstltuta
settlers on the northwestern frontier.
Hun Over by the Train.
LINCOLN , Nob. Nov. 24. [ Special Telegram
to Tim BEIS. ] Whllo the fourteen-year-old
son of John Dole , living at Fourth and Q
streets , was stealing a rldo on the cars this
evening he fell off the car to Which ho was
cllnglnir nnd the tram i-asgotToVcr'his loft
leg , crushing It above the Icneo. The log will
have to be amputated. Ttio accident 06-
cut-red just this sldo of Uaymond.
Arrest of a Hoimobreiikor.
BIUTHICB , Nob. , Nov. 24. [ Special Tele
gram to Tan Iii ) : : . ] A man giving the nam *
of Llndley was arrested hero this afternoon
on a charge of bru.iking into a farm house !
near nurclnml last night , anil gathering In a
quantity of valuable plunder. Ho U held t'a
await the arrival of the Ilurchard authorities.
Arrested for Stealing \VntoIi. .
WVMOHI : , Nab. , Nov. 31. [ Special Told ,
gramto Tin : Ilnn.J Charles Ellis , whelm *
been around the city fur several wouks , wa
arrested for stealing a watch Saturday nlcht.
lie waived -examination this morniuir and
was sent to Beatrice to appear at the district
court , now in session.
ItiiblncsH Failure.
NKHHASKA CITY , Neb , , Nov. 24 , [ Special
Telegram to Tun DRR. ] U. R. Ilnbn , hardware -
ware and Implement dealer of this city , has
turned his stock over to E. S. Hawley ot
Lincoln to cover a mortgage. All liabilities
will be met and no 0110 will lese much by tha
Hehoiiie for Rooruanlzatlon af ttfa
AVrHt rn Association.
ST. PACT , , Minn. , Nov. 24. ISpeclnl Tele.
gram to TUB Bcu. ] The Wostcm association
magnates ttave aschomo which they will
spring as soon as the Natloual Icaguo and
American association have selected thoi
cities and the Players' league is officially do *
clarod dead.
Henry L. Ilaoh , owner of the Minneapolis
team , says : "The Western will bo the thirl
Rrcat Icnguo of the country. It will bo mnda'
up of the Detroit , Toledo , Indianapolis , Mil
waukee , St. 1'uul , Minneapolis , Kansas City
and Omaha tcums , Five or these cities nro la
the present Western nssojlntlon , but they1
can get out of It by resigning nnd going to *
gethet'to form the now league. "
It is apparent from those remarks that Den
ver , Lincoln and Sioux City are to bo uncero *
monlously fro/.on out of the Western ussoclic
tlon and larger eastern cities substituted ,
Where is the Money ? ,
PKOIIIA , 111. , Nov. 24. Frank P. Stubea.
rauch , for seine time cashier , of the Chicago ,
Rock Island ft Pacific railroad , this city , wai
arrested yesterday charged with being short
in his accounts. It is assorted the npprosW
roato estimate shows a shortage of $18,000 ,
but a careful examination may change these
figures greatly. Stubenrauch Is confined toi
his house by nervous prostration. Ills attor
ney insists the cashier does not owe the com
pany ono cent. The railroad people will nol
talk nlxnit the matter , The affair is a grcai
surprise to the friends of Stubcnraucti. Ha
never led an extravagant lift ) and If the
alleged embezzlement proves true , It Is a
mystery what he has tlono with the money , '
Xlio Cost of
WASHINGTON , Nov. 31. The annual report
of the lighthouse board bhows the number ol
lighthouses Increased during the year from
783 to S3.'J. Three now light-ships uro nearly
ready for service , and designs are preparing
for four more. The board says that It cannot
enforce the law providing the proper lighting
ot bridges over navigable rivers , us no penalty
Is prescribed , The total expenditures of tha
past year nro rV-'OO.OOO. of which $1,017,000 1 *
for special works and tiio remainder for the
maintenance of established ones. The cstU
mates for the llscal. ; year 18W are. $5,835,058. ,
of which $1,194.000 is for tbo malntcnaaco un4
the remainder for special works.
The < Tnp'n Kloolroontlon ,
WASHINGTON , Nov. 21. The supreme court'
ot tbo United States alnrmcd the Judgment
of the supreme court in Now York In tha
case of Shlbuya Juglro , the Japanese mur
derer conik'mncil to bo executed by electric
ity. The court merely held that the case waa
similar to that of ICommlor.
An Influenza KpMmnln.
Pmir , Nov. 24. An epidemic of Influcnz *
prevails at Frcnklrcbon , Hungary , and f )
thousand persons uro suffering from the dlih