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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
TWENTIETH YEAH , OMAHA , WEDNESDAY MORMNG , DEOEMBEK 3 , 1800 NUMBED 108.
IN A CRITICAL SITUATION ,
Ihe War Department So Considers Affairs at
MORE TROOPS SENT TO THE FRONT.
Ocucrnl Miles Thinks the Trouble
\vlll Not. ' Ito I3m1ctl Without
Illoodslicd A 1'rotrnctcd
CrncAno , Doc. 2. At army headquarters
this morning orders were given tbnt all em
ployes should remain nt their desks unless
s peel nl leuvowiw grAntcd. "important tele
grams huvo bean received from tlio Indian
country , but General Williams refused to divulge -
vulgo their contents until General Miles nr-
rlvcd from Washington , The situation Is re
garded us critical.
General Urooko telegraphs ! "A number of
Rosebud Indians , \vlth some from Pine Hldgo ,
agency imd seine from Lower Drulo and
Standing Koclc agencies , to the number of
COO , are gathered onVhlto river above the
mouth of "Wounded Kneoand they are very
General Miles Is expected to reach hero to-
Tintors omnium ) oi/r.
The War Department Worked Up
Over Liate Indian News.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 2. Genjrat Miles was
.in consultation with the war department
fefllcinl * this morning In regard to the latest
change In the Iiuflan situation. Tbo action
of the Sioux in going to the bad lands Is re
garded with concern and the outcome is
watched with interest. Dispatches received
this morning indicate tlio situation is other
wise practically unchanged.
Four companies of cavalry wcro ordered
from' Port Leaven worth to the scat of the
threatened trouble and nro now on their
way. They" are selected from the First , Second
end , Fifth uud Ninth regiments. Orders
were also sent to the First infantry stationed
en the Pacific coast , the Fifth regiment sta
tioned in Texas and the Seventh regiment nt
Denver to hold themselves in readiness to
start for the Indian country at a moment's
General Miles in an Interview today on the
Indian troubles , said ho believes the danger
Imminent. "Tho seriousness of the situa
tion , " he said , "lias not bcea exaggerated. "
The disaffection Is moro widespread than for
years. The conspiracy extends to the differ
ent tribes that have heretofore been hostile ,
hut are now In full sympathy with each
, other though scattered over n larger area of
country. The causes of the tlilHc-ulty nro
easy of location. Insufllcicnt food supplies ,
religious delusion and the Innate disposition
of tlio savnga to go to war must bo held re
"Aro the campaign preparations on the
part of the government complete ! " was
"Not " the . "
quite , replied general. "Every
thing will bo ready in a few days , though ,
The troops and supplies en route will bo
available very speedily. All possible is being
clone to encourage the loyal and reduce the
number nnd influence of the hostllcs. and in
tills way nn outbreak may ho averted. "
General Miles referred to the great no-
CHs.slty which existed for more cavalry ,
"Althoupb , " ho said , ' 'wo have about two
thousand mounted men , \vo havb plenty of
infantry , but you cannot catch mounted Indi
ans with white foot soldiers. "
"Is it not a novel proceeding for Indians to
go on the war p.itb at tbo beginning1 of win
tori" naked the reporter.
"Yes. In some rosnocts It is , " replied the
General. "Their argument is good though.
-TJioy are better armed now than over , nnd
, their supply of horses Is all that could bo de
sired. Every buck has a Winchester rifle
end knows how to use it. They can live on
cattle , and the numerous horse ranches -will
furnish them with fresh stock when cold and
starvation ruin their mounts. Thcso hostiles
have been starved into lighting , nnd they
will prefer to die flglitiiig than to starve
peaceably. I hope the problem may bo
solved without bloodshed ; but such a happy
ending to the trouble scorns improbable. "
COLO AI I'lXK JUDGE ,
Troops Crowding Cloudy Around
Their Cninp Klrrs.
PINK Hman AGEXUV , S. D. , ( via Rush-
villo , Nob. ) Doo. 2. [ Special Telegram to
Tim BKE. | AVe are in the teeth of the first
biting prelude of "winter , a zero temperature
and a driving storm of cutting sleet. The
troops uro hugging their great , roaring camp
ilrcs , while ttio Indians nro freezing in their
gnuzo-llko tepees Just outside the agency pre
Frank Onrard , chlof government scout , end
Ills live assistants bavo just returned from a
forty-eight hour run into the enemy's coun
try , but ascertained little that is now.
Garurd's ' Idea is , and has been right along , to
eettlo the trouble without force of arms , mill
his being very close to General Brooke bos
not been without seeming effect , though it is
thought , and for good reasons that had the
general been privileged to act with Creator
freedom from the powers nt Washington wo
would tiavo seen a move days ago.
Agent Koycr told mo today that ho had
decided to show his appreciation of
the loynlity of the few Indians who
wcro obeying the order to remain bore at the
-ngeney by calling tliom up to the store house
tomorrow and giving them a big feed , for the
best way on earth to show your appreciation
with an Indian is to glvo him a good feed.
Should tlio present storm continue , and par
ticularly should there boaheavy fnllof snow ,
the ponies of the Indians now hero and whoso
hay has been stolen by the hostlliw would die
of starvation , At the best this winter
will inevitably bo very tough on
these copperfaecs who have bowed
their heads to government rule
in the present instance , while their rebellious
nnd thieving brothers uro living on the fat of
the land and the wise men at Washington delay -
lay pressing the button nnd starting the
troops for the bad lands , .Major
Burlto rounded up his fifty
Wild West show Indians before General
Broolto for Inspection. The general com
plimented the major upon the very fine
apj > oaniuco of the entire party and in effect
said that their creatly Improved condition
reflected In the highest possible manner on
the treatment they hact received
during their Kuronern tour. A gout
Hover and Special Cooper , representing the
Indian department , made a personal and
thorough examination of each ono of the flfty
nnd pronounced them sound nnd bright as a
gold dollar and said that the contract govern-
iniT the long absence hud been fulfilled to the
letter. C. II. 0.
CHAZElt MX THK TJillHITOJir.
Indians TntlulizliiK In Ohoat
and Tlircntonlnc Whites.
ST. Louis , Mo , , ; Deo. 2. A special from
Gulhrlo , Oklahoma , says the Messiah , craze
is tully on in the Indian territory. The Chey
enne , Anipahoo , Ocnge , Missouri and Semi-
iiolo tribes are the most unruly. The
KleUapoo tribe which hns always boon
uneasy or superstitious , is now dancing. A
number of Indians passed through here yes
terday on tha way to Ued Hock , Cherokee
trip , to consult with the MlssourU , Ponces
niul Osages. "Word was received hero last
night from Ponca , Chcrokeo strip ,
that the dcnot ngcnts , section
tiumVi mid Inhabitants will be
compelled to leave on account of the racnac
mg attitude of the Indians , This dlsnatcli
/au.ulrcO. / U troop * could be bad , stating the
tribes wcro becoming almost crazy in the
giiost dance ,
iMoro Troops 1'nr l > ukotn.
Dnxvin , Colo. , Deo. 2. The entire com
mand at Fort Logan leaves tomorrow morn-
In FT for the scene of the Indian disturbance iu
Indiana Will Oct. 7\toro \ to I3nt.
STixnixa HOCK AOBXCY , N. D , , Dec. D.
Orders have been Issued to Major McLaugh-
lln to increase tlio rations from 8 to 10 per
cent. Herorts from Sitting Hull's ' camp re
port a decided decrease in tlio dancers ,
Not Duo to Hunger.
"WASHINGTON , Dec. 2 , Acting Indian Com
missioner Bell today received a letter from
Special Pension Agent Leo at Pine Illdgo
agency , saying there was no sufforlne there
among the Indians for want of food , Ho
asserts the present trou blcs uro not due to
Cold \Vcntlicr lirlvos Them InT
Pir.nun , S. D. , Dec. " . Letters wcro re
ceived today from the commandants at Fort
Sully and Fort Honnet stating1 that the In
dian frontier , so far ns that country is con
cerned , is perfectly safe. An oflleer just re
turned from u personal visit to Hump's ' nnd
Big Foot's camps on Cherry crock , states
that cold weather and snow ha ? driven the
Indians in from the giiost dances. They ad
vise that all settlers procure rifles nnd plenty
of ammunition this winter because the dan
ger of an outbreak In the spring Is groat.
All Qnlot In tlio Territory ,
KANSAS Cnr , Mo. , Dee. 2 , Lieutenant
McComb , In command of the scouts at Fort
Ucna , was In the city this evening. Ho
stated that the Chcyctincs andArapahocs had
had sovcral dances of late , but they had no
hostile significance whatever.
Jacob Cadmlro , receiver of the land ofllco
a t King Flslicr. telegraphs Unit there is no
excitement nnd that those who huvo been
purtluipatlny Iu the dances had returned
A special dispatch fromOuthrlo says there
is no dnnEor of an , outbreak irmoiig tbo In
dians in the territory ,
15 n ( Til I o Hill Going to Chicago.
BISMAIICK , N , D. , Dec. 2. Owing tea delay
of the train Buffalo Bill did not start for the
cast until noon today. Ilo'procccds directly
to Chicago for n conference with General
Wiles. In conversation hero today ho ex
pressed the opinion that all the trouble with
the Indians was caused by Sitting Bull and a
few other crafty leaders , who nro work
ing upon the superstitious nature of
their fellows for the purpose of
bringing the government to terms
on the subject of back duos and Increased
rations. Cody docs not look'for an uprising ,
but thinks the military must bo kept in hand
in full strength until the religious craze sub
sides or there will be depredations in the
spring which would.bo apt to bring on war.
Protracted Campaign Rvpcctcd
UUSIIVIM.K , Nob. , Dec. 2. [ Special Tele
gram toTuii BEE. ] The war department is
udrortislng for proposals for forage and
transportation to Pine Ilidge , which would
ndlcatothat a protracted campaign isex-
lected. Iu an interview with John Palmer ,
ii squaw manrosidcnt , on the reservation , ho
said that he had no fear If the government
.vould . como anywhere near Its agreement
with the Indians made at the time of the
signing of the treaty with General Crook and
the commission ceding their lauds to the
government. They were promised moro ra
tions , hut instead the rations at Pine Kidgo
wcro reduced 1,000,000 pounds. In conversa
tion with Captain Moylan of the Seventh
cavalry , ho told your correspondent that the
agent at Rosebud told blin that the bcof issue
"Had been cut .down more than ono million
Bounds and other rations in proportion.
Introduction ofa Bill for floprosontu-
tlon In Congress.
WASHINGTON , Dec , 2. In the house today
Prank of Missouri Introduced for reference a
bill making an apportionment under the
eleventh census. It provides that after
March 3 , 1893 , ttio house of representatives
shall bocomposedof SMmombcrs , asfollo.ws
Alabama. 9 , Arkansas C , California 7 , Colorado
rado 2 , Connecticut 4 , Delaware 1 , Florida 2 ,
Georgia ! ! , Idaho 1 , Illinois 23 , Indiana 18 ,
Iowa 11 , Kansas 8 , Kentucky II , Louisiana 0 ,
Maine 4 , Maryland 0 , Massachusetts 13
Michigan 12 , Minnesota 7 , Mississippi 7 , Mis
souri 15 , Montana 1. Nebraska 0 , Nevada 1 ;
Now Hampshire 2 , New Jorsov 8. Now York
ill , .North Carolina it , North Dakota l.Ohlc
21 , Oregon 2 , Pennsylvania 30 , Ilhode Island
2 , South Carolina 7 , South Dakota ? , Tames
see 10 , T"vis 111 , Vermont U , Virginia 10
Washington 3. West Virginia 4 , Wisconsi
10. "Wyoming i. Whenever a now state is ad
nutted the representative or representative :
assigned it shall bo In addition to the nuinbc :
& " > ( ) . In each state entitled to moinbcrshij
under this apportionment , the number t.
which such state may bo entitled In the Fifty ,
third and each subsequent congress shall b <
elected by districts composed of territory con
tlguous , adjoining and compact , so that tin
distance from the central point of the dlstrlc1
to the sovcral boundaries of the district shnl
bo as nearly eqiuil as practicable. The popu
lation of no district shall bo greater nor loss
thuu the iwcmgo population of the several
districts of the state by more than 8,000.
Tlio Connecticut lieucuo Proposes
Number nt' llmlleal Cliancc * .
HAiiTroni ) , Coun. , Dec. 2. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB BEU. ] The Connecticut farm
er's league held its llrst annual meeting at
the capltol today nnd adopted resolutions
recommended at a preliminary meeting.
These favor district political action and name
the following objects to bo secured : State
Insurance against loss by flro or lightning ,
cholco of United States senators by an elec
toral body in each state similar to these ap
pointed to elect a president ; provision by
congress ( under ncoustitatlonal amendment )
"tocmictsucli laws as may bo necessary in
order to make it easily possible for any ono
desiring it to own and occupy sufficient land
from which to gain a llvlihood by obliging tbo
largest land holders \vheii necessary to this
end to sell enough of their land for that pur
pose on easy terms and at a price not exceed
ing Its assessed vnluo for taxation.
Milwaukee' * * Spculnl Election.
WII.WAUKKC , WIs. , Dec. 2.Tho veto was
very light at the special election today to fill
the vacancy caused by the election of Mayor
Pock as governor. Peter J , Somors ( demo
crat ) 18,740 ; E. G. Magdeburg ( republican )
0,61)1 ) ; JobuStlpnlek ( lobor ) 1,131 ,
CUIOACO , Dec. 2. The Comstqck & Wing
nickel works today confessed Judgment for
$25,000 in favor of HarvOy B , 'Hurd. The
place is In the hands of the shcrilT , Hurd
has commenced suit for $ oO,000 against the
Natives Still rtobollloiiH.
Deo. 2. Advices from ths Congo
state report that the natives uro still rebel
lious and there is fighting between them end
the forces of the stato. Eight natives wcro
killed nnd twenty wounded.
A. Virginia Murderer l.ynclicd.
DANVILLE , A'u. , Dee , 3Thnd Foulkes was
lynched today by a mob at Drake's Branch.
Ho murdered a well known citizen of Charlotte -
lotto several weeks ego.
Klllctl In a Ilollnr K.\
BI.OOMSIIUIIO , Pa. , Doo. 2. A boiler in a
saw mill near Kspytown exploded today ,
Frank nnd Isaao Graver and two unknown
men wcro killed.
TO CARRY WAR INTO AFRICA ,
A Quango of Scene the Object of the Irish
PHILOSOPHY OF PROCRASTINATION ,
Masterly 1'nutlos Displayed > y Pnriicll
In tlio Handling ot'tlio Mnclliicrt l
lliiuin in. The Heal Reason
( CopyrtuM ISVi by Jamt * OorJun Jl'.nntH.\ \
LONDON' , Dec. 2. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BEE. ! The Paruel-
llto meeting today has been less exciting than
yesterday and smaller men have occupied the
Held. At the outset some rattier stormy
scenes occurred , but I'arncll's flrm hand
soon restored order. O'Kclly , MacUonald
and others niado effective speeches but It was
perfectly clear that no change in tha voting
power would occur on cither sldo. Parnell Is
using the delay acquired so dexterously by
working up public opinion in Ireland , the violent
lent outburst against his enemies ntCork ,
being ono of the first fruits of this judicious
maneuver. Ho preserves sllonco about his
future plans but I huvo good rca-
SOUB to bcliovo that a stumping
tour of Ireland will form part of
thorn. Thovot'ng tonight was oa a proposal
for an adjournment of three weeks to Dublin.
This was decided In the negative tiy 44 to JJ9 ,
Pnrncll not voting , therefore I'arncll's
strength In tbo present house of com
mons stands at present at 30 , the
total strength of the party being SO ,
but T. Harrington and some other ab
sentees will bring up Parnoll's total to at
least 35 , a powerful body to oppose
against the antl-Parnollltos. Tomorrow's
mooting will resume proceedings on the main
resolution of deposing Parnoll from the lead
ership. Obstructive tactics will again ha put
into operation , and It is very doubtful
whether a decisive vote will bo reached.
Meanwhile government business Is so for
forward that an adjournment for the Christ
mas holidays is quite possible next week.
If Parnoll could fight off the vote- until
then the meetings could no longer take place
In room 15 and it would bo in his power to
summon a meeting at Dublin , In which case ,
under the immediate pressuroof Irish opinion
ho might still wln.tho day. In any event ho
will carry the war Into Africa.
It is most important In the present crisis
hat the readers should bo placed In posses-
ilon of facts enabling them to form an no-
: urato judgment on the position of Parncll
nd the leader's revolt.
Is Parnell's deposition demanded on the
ucstlon of morals ? No atall. The dlvorco
lulthas scarcely boon mentioned during tlio
iscussions. It has has dropped completely
iitt of sight. There was nothing now in the
O'Shea revelations to Sexton or Healoy.
They have known all about It for
cars. Parnell's ' removal Is demanded
iccauso Gladstone insists upon it
.nd because it is the prlco now
omanded for the English alliance. But how
as this alliance oion won bororo ? By Par-
.ell usinc the Irish party as a weapon
gainst the English parties ono after the
ither. Ho hns forced the position. It has
lover been conceded from good feeling. Now
.ho men whom ho has thus driven before him
, ro calling loudjy for his head. His friends
: ontcnd that Gladstone's alliance would bo
dear at the prlco. These alliances are always
, o bs obtained under the screw of eighty-six
Irish votes , but when once the Irish party
: invo test the leader who thus far has con
iuctcd them to victory they will bo nt the
ncrcy of the English radicals , who will sell
hem out as they have done in the past.
Parnell emphatically nfllrms the ac
curacy of his outlluo of Glad-
itono's now homo rule bill. Gladstone
cautiously passes it on the plea : "I
cannot communicate further with Par
nell. " It Is becoming evident that Parnell's
tntoments are correct on this matter. The
ivhole Irish party says with ono voice : "Wo
scorn to accept Gladstone's scheme , " yet a
section Is willing to throw over their leader
at Gladstono's bidding. Pnrnell put the
point bluntly : "If you can cot ft good prlco
'or uio , sell mo by all means , but do not
throw mo overboard In order that Gladstone
and Harcourt may fasten tholr chains about
your necks. "
'Ho ' alone has kept the party solid through
all sorts of jealousies and ambitions are rlfo
among them.Healy would not long
bo kept down by Sexton nor Sexton
by Dillon nor Dillon by O'Brlc %
There would bo a seven years' war to settle
the leadership. Parncll alone has been able
to keep all the elements In subjection. Glad
stone and Harcourt are anxious to get rid of
him. Ho Is t o formidable , too stern and un
bending , but from Parnell's own point of
view as the creator of the most compact Irish
party seen in history , why should ho submit
to bo kicked out by the men who once shut
him up in Ivllraalnhnm jail.
There are secret as well as pabllo springs
of action. Sexton and others fool bitteriy
the Imputation cast upon them by Parnoll
that their integrity has been sapped
by English wire-pullers. Tim Healy
hns been described as a sweep by
Mrs. O'Shea and bad l > lood between him and
Parnell , about tne O'Shea business Is not of
a yesterday's origin. Healy opposed O'Shoa
ntGalway and afterwards took a leading p.irt
in driving him out of commons. This is a
sore that never can bo healed , but the Irish
people ore demanding loudly : "Aw our in
terests to bo sacrificed for your miserable dissensions
The Irish bishops arc going against Parnell
on the score of morality , but the Pope denounced -
nouncod boycotting as immoral and wicked
and placed It undur a ban , yet the Irish
bishops winked at it. They will soon come
round to Puruoll's side when they see ho is
likely to win.
No two opinions are expressed as to the
masterly strategy displayed by Parncll at
the meetings yesterday and today. If by
any moans ho could have been got out of the
chair the resolution against him would have
been put and carried forthwith. An attempt
to oust him was made by Iloaly , but Parnell
was too quick and stuck to his post of ad
vantage , There bo could rule amendments
out of order or give decisions favorable to his
own side. Throughout thcso two days of
heavy lighting bo has shovn marvelous cool
ness and adroitness sufllciont alone to mark
him out as the ablest man to load ,
The entire absence of Irhh members from
the house even during the discussion of the
land purchase bill today gives to the debates
a most unusual aspect of formality , not to
say of dullness. The government would
naturally like this state of affairs to las
throug bout the cession , hut on Thursday warfare
faro will proceed oa much the old lines ,
Another Important fact to bo stated is that
some liberal unionists since- Monday have
boon manifesting a dcslro for reunion \vltn
the Qladstoutans , and that movement seems
destined to strengthen uud become gcnora
before many moro days have passed ,
i understand that one or two chief leaders
who were supposed to'foo of crso to amalgama
tion are now decidedly In } ts favor. This must
load to some momentous change. A mooting
of cx-inlnistOM nt Gladstone's house today is
iiitcnted to pttvo the way for a general recon
ciliation. , i
A aiMtncir I'AUI.IAMENT.
Numerous 1'cl it Ions Presented In tlio
Senate Tor Aiiiniidlfijr the Tariff.
' \VASIIIXOTOX , Dec. 2. I the scnato among
the communications and J > ctltbns presented
mid referred wcro numorcy * petitions for the
agriculture to distribute stod to citizens of
Kansas and Nebraska who nave suffered from
droughtdurlnz the present year.
A po'nt ' was raised about tha displacement
of the eight-hour la\v \ bill ) by the elections
measure , and n lengthy ifiicnsston on parlia
mentary points resulted ; Finally it was
agreed , by n strict part/ vote , to proceed
with the elections bill , ftVIr. Blair giving
notice that ho would at the earliest oppor
tunity , subject the elections hill , move that
tlio senate proceed to consideration of the
labor hill just displaced. ! }
The cleric resumed the raiding of the elec
tions bill , and when It was finished the senate
adjourned. _ _
House , i
WASHINGTON , Dec. 3. In the house
, oday Mr. Harmer of Pennsylvania pre
sented a petition from citizens of Phila
delphia in favor of an amendment to the
McIClnlcy bill on broken plokages of smoking
tobacco and snuff. Referred.
The house decided to prpcccd with the con
sideration of the copyright bill.
Mr. Slmonds moved ac amendment pro
viding that the act shall g6 Into effect July 1 ,
1891. nnd demanded the previous question on
the bill nnd amendment , . ( vending which Mr.
Kerr of Iowa moved an adjournment.
The motion to adjourn was lost.
The question recurred pn the ilomand for
.ho previous question , pending which a mo
tion uy Mr. Hopkins to lay the bill on the
table was lost , the motion to adjourn having
been voted down and the previous question
The house then adjourned leaving the bill
as unfinished business.
The proposition of the bill Is to permit for
eigners to take American ; copyright on the
same basis as American ( citizens In thrco
cases. 1. When a nation of foreigner per
mits a copyright to American citizens on
substantially the same basis as its own. 3.
When n nutjon of foreigner 'gives an Amer
ican citizen copyright .privileges similar to
those provided for In this bill. \Vhcn n
nation ol foreigner is a parfylo tin Interna
tional agreement provldlnWfor reciprocity in
copyrignt , by the terms ofwatch agreement
the United States can bocolno a party thereto
nt its plqaajro. All booftsfcopyrightod under
the proposed act shall b * printed from typeset
sot within the United States or from plates
XATIO\AIj FAJUIEKS' ALLTAXGJE.
Tlio Annual Address Delivered by
OCAI.A , Fla. , Dee. 2. Tlio National Farm
's * Alliance- and Industrial union met al
noon today. Nearly nil the delegates hac
arrived and when they were called to order
President Pollc delivered Lw annual address.
The address congratulated the alliance
Its achievements since th < J lost mooting and
reviewed the causes of tlio agricultural de
pression , declaring' tUat tuts depression Is an
anomaly to the studentof industrial nro-
gross. The harm incident/to the centralize
tlon ol the mony power and the upbuilding ol
monopolies was pointed ont'and both political
parties wcro condemned for forcing and
encouraging this condition , With reference
to extending the order tho' president urged
that additional organizers bo sent at enceInte
Into Oregon , Washington , Ohio , Nexv York ,
Now Jersey , Arizona and other states.
Among the recommendations was ono that
an organization bo formed to bo known as
the National legislature , 'composed of the
national president and the presidents of nil
state alliances , their thity being to look
closely after the legislative reforms demanded
by the alliance , both in tlio state legislatures
In his remarks upon the proposed national
legislative council President Pollt said : "An
organization of this kfod would wield a
power which would cijfdroo the respect of
any legislative body to. Which it appealed. "
Touching upon the political action of the al
liance President Polk siiid "While
, : our or
ganization is political , lt > cannot be partisan
or sectional in Its action. In support of his
declaration wo proudly point to our whole
past record and to tha re/cent popular clco
tlon. " Outlining the future financial policy
oC the alliance , President JUolk said it would
demand tha restoration of silver to all the
rights and equalities of' lezal tender which
gold possesses ; the issife of government cur
rency direct to the people ; equalization of
taxes ; prohibition of anon ownership of land ;
mcnt ; graduated taxatidn of Incomes and the
election of United States senators by a di
rect vote of the people. '
President Poullts of tjio South Dakota
alliance made n short u6drpss , speaking forci
bly upon the breaking iown | of sectional lines.
An old union soldier from Indiana moved
that all ox-soldlcrs in th'o hsll who endorsed
those sentiments riso. Fortv of the flfty
stood up amid the wildest enthusiasm.
Then unox-soldibr from Wisconsin called
upon all union men to glvo three cheers for
the old confederates in the alliance. They
wcro given with a will , after which the con
federates roturued the compliment In a man
ner that loft no doubt-as to the genuineness
of their feeling ,
Expressions of dlssatlsfnbtioa are heard
with reference to tha conduct of Dr. Ma-
hone , editor of the National Economist , In
taking part in the rooont senatorial flght in
Georgia. It is also charged that ho has violated
lated the policy of fbo alliance in his ad
vocacy of the Conger l ird bill nnd opposition
to the Paddock pure food bill and in sovcral
other ways. Tills matter will como up In a
day or two and will likely cause- considerable
The alliance opened its > first business session
sion tonight , and from now on all the sessions
will be secret.
The annual meeting of the KatlonnlColored
Farmers' alliance will bo held tomorrow.
The organization embraces twenty-two states
and has a membership of over n million. Ono
of Its chief objects Is to divide the negroes
politically , which of course means taking
largo numbers of them into the voting ranks
of tlio democratic party.
For Omaha and Vicinity-Light snow ,
followed by fair weather ; rUIng temperature
tureFor Nebraska , rind IowaLlght snows ;
variable winds : slightly warmer.-
For South Dakota--Fair ; southerly winds ;
Jlcjul of tlio Oritlnngn CoinnilsHlon.
Cinouo , Bee. 3. Judge Prondergast was
today elected president of the drainage com
mission by his colleague ) of that body.
SHALL PARNELL BE REMOVED1/ /
Members of the Irish Party Sitting iu Judg *
rueut Upon Him.
HARMONY IS NOT VERY CONSPICUOUS ,
A Stormy Meeting of tlio Natlonnl
JLennuo Ilelil in Dublin A , C'on-
1'crcnco at the House of
LONDON , Doc. 2. The meeting of the Irish
members of the commons to consider the ad-
viability of removing Pnrnell from his posi
tion ns lender of the nationalist party was re
sumed at noon today. I'arnoll was the first
member of the party to arrive nt the place of
meeting. During the proceedings reporters
wcro excluded from the room.
A short controversy took place concerning
the cable dispatches sent delegates in the
United States for the purpose of Influencing
John O'Connor declared that the business
was conducted fairly. He Justlllcd Parnell's '
action in issuing the manifesto nnd con
demned the misleading cable dispatches sent
to the delegates In tlio United States.
Campbell described the proceedings of Par-
noil's opponents as infamous.
Further recriminations were Indulged in
regarding the Informal meetings held Satur
Healy described the actions of Parnell's
friends as obstructive.
Parncll denounced the remark as insolent
This was greeted with cheers of approval
by Parnell's ' friends , which were anawercd
by a yell of derision by his opponents ,
"Barry tried to say something In reply , but
Pnrnell would not allow him the lloor.
Lcarry said that telegrams to America
from Sexton and others had produced a fnlso
Impression by implying that a majority of
the leading men of tho' party wcro going In
"William Redmond said ho had hoard that
the delegates' cablegram was read by certain
members of tbo party in nil English club and
was received with cheers. "If Parnell is to
bo deposed , " salil ho , "in God's ' name depose
him without making it a matter for cheering
In nn English club. "
Nolan's amendment tbut the question of the
retirement of Parncll bo postponed until the
members ascertained the views of the con-
stitutonts was rejected.
Arthur O'Connor advised Parncll to with
draw , as henceforth Itwould bo impossible
for him to bo the leader of the party.
Jordan accused Parncll of sacrillclng the
cause of the nation to his insensate pride and
AtO o'clock the meeting adjourned for nn
Upon reassembling Kenney declared it Im
possible to obtain home rule without forming
an alliance with tlio English party. Parnell ,
ho said , hud boon ottered a humble coin-
The Chairman What was It )
Kciinoy To retire temporarily. But in
stead of acccptlnp this offer Parnoll issued u
manifesto debarring him from the chairman
ship henceforth should the majority of his
party decide that it would bo best for
him to retire. "Why did Parncll
in Juno express linnllclt belief in the
good faith of the liberal report ! Having
the Hawardenlnterviowin mind ho ( ICcnncy )
had Httlo hope for the future of the Irish
party if it depended upon the chairman to
defend them from the chicanery of the Eng
lish statesmen , Irishmen looked to their rep
resentatives in the house of commons , not to
Parnell alone , for Saluatlon. J. F. X.
O'Brien ' declared that tdoy had had Httlo
leadership from Parnell In recent years.
After the exposures of the dlvorco suit ho
had concluded that Pnrnoll's continuance in
leadership would bo intolerable disgrace.
O'Brien bitterly reproached Parnell for
his connection with the Hawardcn inter
Angry retorts were made by Parnell , who
denied that nn had sidd Gladstone was false.
In conclusion O'Brien said : "I leave It to
you. Mr. Parnell , to convince the Irish people
of the honesty on your part in that grave
matter. This is the wrotchodost moment of
my lifo. I see shattered by you , who brought
us to this splendid position , all of Ireland's
The vote on Nolan's amendment was forty.
four to twenty-nine. 'Whon'thp meeting re.
convened after dinner Parnell said no desired
sired to explain the misunderstanding be
tween himself and L-ano arising out of the
Henley complained of Parnell's unfair
nothodsns chairman , nnd n heated alterca
tion ensued. When the debate was resumed
.t was finally elicited that Parnell's secre
tary , Campbell , gave Mr. Tuohy of the Free-
mail's Journal his own opinion that Parnoll
would voluntarily retlro. Tuoby repeated
Lhls in the lobbies of parliament. After
some talk the subject was dropped. The
minority voting on Nolan's amendment
wcro : John P. Nolan , John Nolan ,
Diane , Byrne , Corbott , Clancy , Campbell ,
Dalton , Fitzgerald , Edward Harrington ,
ilaytien , McDonald , Justin Hemblev , McCar
thy , Harris , McKcnnn , MnhOnov , Magulro ,
John O'Connor O'Hnnlon ' Parnoll
, , O'IColly , ,
Itlcliard Power. Qulnn , John Itodmond , Wil
liam Redmond , Shlel , Conway , J. E ICcnncy
nnd Lcarney. Messrs Carew , Gllhooly , P.
O'Uricn. Leahy , Lalor nnd Motion were ab
sent. No demonstration was made over the
result of the division.
A Natural Kesult.
CHICAGO , Doc. 2. [ Special Telegram to THE
Ben. ! The report that a largo number of
subscriptions given by residents of Chicago
to the Irish cause on Saturday evening last
had been withdrawn owing to the ilgnt on
Parncll by five of the envoys is scarcely dis
proved by the statement that the fund being
raised is purely an eviction fund and Is In no
wise connected with political or faction mat
ters. It is all the snmo causo. Parncll Is as
much th'o leader of the evicted tenants and a
much the champion of their cause as of the
homo rule Idea. Ilcnco the Parncllttcs In
America are , if reports bo correct , .refusing
to make donations even for the support
of the evicted poor of Ireland while their
loader la being deposed , It is probably true
that thousands of dollars in subscription
made a few days ago have been withdrawn
ns the result of the Dillon-O'Brien anti-Par-
nell manifesto. In short , the work of tlu
delegates has been paralyzed and will remain
so until tha fate of Parucll Is settled , It Is
useless for them to malio another move foi
the collection of money while the tight Is on ,
and they will not do so. 'Should the wrangle
in the Irish 'caucus in London bo protracted ,
the mission of thodclcgates will bo effectually
killed and they will all return homo , leaving
the mission where It stands today ,
Want Thrin to llotnrii.
CHICAGO , Deo. 2 , Timothy Harrington , the
only ono of the Irish dnlegatlon hero who is
In favor of Parnell's still holding his position
aslcador of the Irish nationalists in tho'com
mons , today received the following cable
gram from Redmond and O'ICelloy , sup
porters of Parnell :
Hetnrn to England at once If you want to
favo tlio iiurty. AITulrs are In n crltcnl condi
tion mid your belli is much nccdud , Imploio
oilier members oftno visiting party to como
Plllon disclaimed any knowledge of the
Harrington , when seen by a reporter , said :
"I bavo not yet decided what I shall do. I
will not return homo at once , but will remain
lioi-o with my colleagues to sea ifvo cannot
go ahead and Jlnlsh the work we-have In hand.
1 shall not decide today what coin-so I shall
To Consider tlio Kit nation.
LONDON , Dec. 2. [ Special Cablegram to
TUB Bui : . ] It is expected that a general
meeting , of th "i rnl members of the house
of commons ai " > uscof lords will shortly
be hold to consi ' Mio political situation.
Tlio Fd ' ' * TIII Australia.
Bvnxnr , N. b. Dec. 2 , The Morning
Ileraltl prints In . owsl showing that the
Irish lenders in Ail' ix are In favor of the
retirement of Panic
U III Sulinilt uuprnmltic.
LONDOX , Dec. 2. Anorrow's mooting
of the Irish party Clunc , ! ! submit a compromise -
promise -resolution. Jt - reported that ho
.will propose that Parnell retlro temporarily.
Conlcrcnuc at. Gladstone' * House.
LONDONDeo. . 2. At "tho conference at
Gladstone's house the subject under discus
sion was the retirement of tlio liberal lender.
It was decided to convoke a meeting of liberal
peers and members of the commons to hour a
statement by Gladstone.
A Stormy Electing.
DOHMx , Doc. 2. The meeting of the Na
tlonnl league today was stormy. The names
of Sexton and Iloalcy were greeted with
groans and hisses. The chairman made a
violent speech in favor of Parncll. A resolu
tion calling on Ireland to support him \vaa \
carried with a few dlsscutlug votes.
The IrlnSi lOnvoyri.
CHICAOO , Deo. 2. The Irish envoys wcro
In a state of anxtoty today , awaiting the re
sult of the London meeting , Harrlimton ,
who dissented from the opinion of his llvo
colleagues Sunday , said. In response to In
quiries , that bo bellovcd Pnrnoll is safe ; that
ho is a man of destiny nnd cannot bo over
Harcourt Writ CM u Letter.
LONDON , Uec , 2 , Sir William Vernor liar-
court has written a letter , in which ho con
firmed McCarthy's statement , made at the
Pnrnelllto meeting lftst night , relative to
what took place between thorn nt the time of
McCarthy's recent visit to him. Sir William
further says that ho did not regard Parnell's
proposals ns practical ,
Kxprcs * Coiillilniiuc in Parnoll.
LINCOLN' , Neb. , Dee. 2. At a special meet
ing of the Lincoln branch of the Irish na
tional league this evening resolutions of con
fidence in Parncll wcro adopted and cabled to
him. President Fitzgerald and Secretary
Button of the national organization still dc-
cllno to express any opinions pending a meet
ing of the executive council.
Adjourned \Vltliout Action.
LONDON , Dec. 2 , Pnrnoll nnd his sup
porters In tlio commons held a conference
this morning. A half hour was occupied In
reading telegrams from Ireland and tlio
United Slates mid the manifestoes
scut by the delegates now in
the United States. The reading
of the dispatches was frequently interrupted
by cheering. J. O'Kclly asserted it would bo
the basest Ingratitude for the nationalists to
abandon Parnell simply because a number of
politicians who sought nil alliance with the
Irish party for their own advantage thought
lit to abandon the position Parnell had taken
up , nnd intrigued to encompass the downfall
of the trusted leader of tlio Irish nation.
Adjournment was then taken for lunch.
Upon reassembling nt 3 o'clock Par
nell moved la adjourn , to enable tlio
nationalists to take part in ' the debate
bate on the second reading of the land pur-
chuso bill , No slono will bo left unturned to
postpone indefinitely the decision of the party
on the question of I'.u-ncll's retirement.
for Ireland's Vordlut.
.UUIILIN , Dec. 2. ( Spacial Cablegram to
Tins Bun. ] The Freeman's Journal today
nays i "Time Is n grcut healer. Wo do not
object to having the decision of the national
ist party relative tO-the.rotcutlou of Parupll
in the leadership postponed until the feeling
of the country has had time to manifest
itself unmistakably , Dublin is certainly a
lit place for such n decision to be taken , It
would then undoubtedly bo the Irish Judg
In tlio Commons.
Loxnox , Dec. 2. In the commons today
Onlfour moved that the Irish laud purchase
bill pass second reading.
Ellis moved an amendment declaring the
bill unsafe as regards the Imperial exchequer
and unjust to the occupier of the land.
Gladstone said ho found nothing. In the
changes m the Dill since the last session
likely to render its character moro satisfac
tory , nnd reminded the house , in view of the
fact that circumstances prevented the pres
ence of the Irish members tonight , that it
vould DO a great mistake to pass a land bill
opposed tc Mir > i" desires ami convictions.
iVutit of Irish authority went to the root of
, ho whole matter and impelled every true
Vlcml ol Ireland to oppose the bill.
Chamberlain ndvhed Bnlfour to withdraw
.bo concession removing the twenty years
hint , but to adhere to the rnto payers plobos-
Balfour replied that ho estimated the total
amount required to complete tlio purchase nt
95,000,000. The bill , In providing for nn advance -
vance of 33,000,000 , , would make a great im-
ircssion and greatly simplify tbo problem.
[ Io would reconsider the question of a twenty
year limit. The rate payers' plobcscito
scbeino ho considered a valuable alteration.
Tlie Allcrton Packing Company's
Cashier Held 'Op In Cliluauo.
CIIICACIO , Dec. " , In broad daylight this
afternoon Joseph N. Asicr , cashier of the
Allorton packing company's establishment nt
the stockyards , waa "held up" In his ofllco
by two men of granger-llko appearance and
relieved of $3,200 in cash. It had been
brought in from the bank a few minutes be
fore to pay off the men. The two strang
ers suddenly entered the oflleo nnd In
an instant the cashier was looking
down the miuzlo of a big revolver , Ho was
commanded to empty the money into n canvas
bag which was held by a second stranger.
Eighteen hundred men wcro working In the
packinghouse , of which the ofllco is apart ,
but when the man with tlio gun said : "I'm
nervous and this may go oft
if you don't hurry , " the cashier
hurried. A teamster came Into the ofllco.but
was quickly covered by the sncond mail's re
volver. The robbers backed out ot the door ,
barred It on the outsluo and made off in a
buggy. No trace of the in has been found ,
American Trotting Aennclatlon.
CHICAGO , Dec. 2. The board of nppauls of
the American Trotting association began Its
annual session hero today. Tlio board over
ruled the protest against Y , D. Scales1 entry
of his horse Exeter at the Bloomlngton fair
In the afternoon nn Interesting cnso came
up embodying the question as to whether the
association , when giving guaranteed stakes ,
is entitled to the amount paid In by subscrib
ers In oxess of the guaranteed amount , or If
such excess belongs to running horses pro
ruta. The case was that of 0. F , Emery
against the Central lllliiolsTrottlugnnd Pac
ing Horse Urccdors1 association , which com
prises the circuit of IHoomlngton , Decatur ,
Springfield and Aurora. All thuso trotting
events came out with funds in excess of the
guaranteed stake. AtSprlngtleld the amount
in excess was about flXXJ. The board took the
case under advisement.
No Moro Unlimited Tlokotu.
CHICAGO , Deo. 2. The Western Passenger
association today adopted a resolution tuut
the sale of unlimited and local through tick
ets should bo discontinued , The details of
the plan and the date to put it into execution
were referred to a committee.
In n Critical Condition ,
'WASHINGTON , Dec , 2.-Suncoti ; Gcnerr.1
Baxter is still in an extremely critical con
dition. His whole left side la paralyzed , Ho
is unco .
UP GO T1IEKST BOUND RATES
A Mooting of tbo , General Manngora of
Western Roads so Decrees.
IIUNTINGTON SATISFIED WITH GOULD ,
Ho Tlilnks thixt tlio Wizard will lie
Likely to I'ur.siiu n Consorvntlvo
1'olloy-Tlio Sort of Hates
tlio Public Wauls.
Cntmoo , Doc. 2. ISpoclrtl Tologrnm to
Tun HKI : . ] At the mooting of the general
managers of the western railroads today It
was agreed to advance west-bound freight
rates to the bnsU of 7f cents , llrst class , bo-
twccn Chicago nnd Missouri river points ,
taking effect January 1. This will nuke
west-hound rales the saino us ouit-bouml
which were never reduced. A oonunlttco
composed of J. S. Leeds of tlio Missouri Pn-
clfle , W. II , Nowuumof the Chicago & North
western. J , S. Springer of the Atehlson , ( > .
\S' . Holdrcgo of the II. &M. and 10. St. John
of the Hock Island was appointed to consider
uud iiiukn n report on the question of ad
vancing the rates on grain from Kansas nnd
Nebraska points to the Mississippi river nnd
Chicago. The meeting thun adjourned till
tomorrow , the committed to meet in the
nicantlinoamlprcparo its report. The roads
outside of the association , that wcro repre
sented were the Union Padllc , the Northern
1'nrllle , the Kansas City , Wynmlotto &
Northwestern nnd the Fremont Kllthorn &
Missouri Vnlley. Neither the Missouri
Kansas & Texas nor the Kansas City , Fort
Scott Sc Memphis sent roiircsuntativcs to the
W. C ) . Purdy , vice president and treasurer
of the Rock Uland , announces that the esti
mated gtWH earnings of the entlro system for
the month of November were $ lt0ll-l.\t : : ! ! ) . a
decrease as compared with the eimilngs for
the same month of 18SO of ( (11,141.87. (
Gould ttio ItcHt Mil 11.
NEW YniiK , Doc. 3. [ Special Telegram to
Tiiu Ben.J C. P. Iluntlngtoii was Inter
viewed hero last night.
"How far were you Interested with Mr.
Gould in his securing control of the manage
ment of the Union Pacillol" was asked him.
"I hnrdly know how to answer , us I have
but a few thousand shares of Union Pacific.
If you mean to ask how Mr. Gould's control
of the Union Pacillo affects my Interests in
other roads , I should say favorably , as a man
of his great ability , with his large holdings of
the shares of the Union Pacific , would bo
much moro llkuiy to pursue u conservative
policy than would lie the case if there were a
multitude of shareholders ntul the road were
ollleercd by men of small or no holdings of
the shares of the property they nro controll
ing , In fact , rates have been so cut down by
transportation companies controlled oy men
who hud no ownership in them , that many of
the companies have become nearly bankrupt
nnd I am ijuitu sure tlio public Is .satlsllcd
that the rates of fnros and freights are too
low , nnd would like to see rates established
that will glvo a fair return to the owners of
tlio property. "
"What is the political prospect in Califor
nia as regard * the United States senator-
"I suppose that most people think I ought
to bo able to answer that quostlon , but I am
not. I was very busy while in California
looking after the interests of the Southern'
Pacific company and had ho tliiio'OL1 inclina
tion to loulc after political matters. I thought
our company had had qulto.too much to do
with politics heretofore ; so I was and am
making an effort to got It back to be used
for the purposes for whlcfi It was created.
towlL : the transportation of persons titid-
property. " _
No Sfoetliifj In Now York.
Niw YOIIIC , tae. i ! . [ Special Telegram
to Tin : DISK. ] Reports received from Chicago
that a meeting of wcstorn railroad presidents' '
would bo held in the city today nro positively
denied by tlio presidents hero who statu that
no meeting has been hold and none lias been
called. President Miller of the St. Paul
road says that ho has not received notice of
any meeting and has hold no conference , for
mal or Informal , In regard to ono. Ho bos
not seen Jay Gould during his visit. Hero-
fused to make any statement In regard to the
relations of the St. Paul nnd the Union Pa
cific , slnco Gould acquired control. Ho ex
pects to leave Now York the end of this
week or the beginning of next week , but If a
meeting of railroad presidents should bo
called later thun this wcetc ho would remain
hero , to attend it.
A New I own Komi.
CKDAK K.vrins , la. , Dec. 2. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB BKK. ] The Burlington , Cedar
Rapids & Northern railroad has sot a force of
men nt work on their now acquisition , the
Iavonport ) , Iowa & Dakota road. It has been
decided to put a passenger train on between
hero nnd Davenport as soon as tbo road is in
Now IliiiiiiHlitrn |
Coxcoiti ) , N. II. , Doo. 3. A special sessloa
of tlio Now Hampshire legislature began
today. The gallery was thronged with spec
tators attracted by extraordinary exi
gency which requires a special session , The
subject of the qualification ot members was
referred to the Judiciary committee. This
reference is understood to mean that a com
promise has been effected by which the ses
sion may be speedily terminated.
Tlio house judiciary committee tonight
voted to recommend that twelve democrats
nnd ten republicans l > o stricken from the roll
of the house , four on account of duties , seven
hecuusi ) they are federal nppointeo.s , ten for
change of ro.ililonco and ono because of Ju
dicial appointment. The question of the elig
ibility of republicans who uctcd as census
enumerators will bo decided tomorrow. The
opinion is that tlio commltto will divide on
party lines and this will precipitate a lonp
nnd acrimonious discussion ,
Tim Tire Uncord ,
X , 111. , Dec. 2. The high school her *
burned this morning. Loss estimated ut SGO-
000. Insurance , fcJ-J,000.
MiNNKAi'oi.iH , Minn , , Deo. 2. A largo
building used as the commisslnry depart *
mentnt Knrt Lincoln , N. D. , burned today
with all Its contents.
Ci.Evni.ANi > , O. , Due. ! i. A largo part of
the business portion of Colllnswood , 0. ,
burned this morning , L.OSS , $ iO,000. ,
Tlio I'ingony of Columbus.
[ Copi/Ho'it ' ISmiliu JiimiM flonlou HtnnrltA
M.umn > , Doc. a. [ Now York Herald
Cablo-Speclal to Tin : HiE.-Tho Dukoof
Ycragtm , the only living lineal descendant of
Chrislouher Columbus nnd late minister of
the Interior in a former cabinet , is very ill ,
and will probably only live a short tlnio. Ho
s a brooder of the best lighting hulls and the
president of the Columbus association.
Huffman After KtatUtlCfl.
MiTciir.u , , S. L > . , Deo. iJ. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun IlKis , ] Prod O , Hoffman , a
farmer residing near Mitchell , has Just re
ceived news of his appointment as apodal
agent of the census bureau to collect statis
tics In this district relative to farm mortgage
Indebtedness. Mr. Hotf man Is worthy and
ca'pahlo , nnd Ills appointment was secured
through Congressman Clifford.
. Free Cotiin-'o Hills.
'WASHINGTON , Deo. 3 Free coinage bill *
differing In details wcro Introduced today by
Be miters Plumb and Teller.
Mliilntorlal ( . 'null In Hriull.
Ilio ti : JAVKIICO , Dca 'J , Tbcro U a tulnlsx
tarlal crisis here.
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