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Accompanied by Jack Red Olond Ho Visits
the Hostllcs' ' Oamp.
Crow Dos Hays They May Coinn lit If
the Troops Are Withdrawn
In n ( Jump Well
Pixr. Ilimin AOEMT , S. D.vla ( Hushvlllc ,
Web. ) Dec. 5 , [ Special to Tim
Hr.iAs : perilous a mission ns n man ot
God bus undertaken for many a day in the
intcre-sts of averting great blood shed and
loss of human life was completed todny when
the good Father Jute , the Catholic priest
whom General Hrooko requested to go out
nnd tnlk with the rampantly hostile Indians ,
returned to the agency. IIo wns the only
white man having Influence with them , who
might even think of ever making ttio trip
thcro and living to get back , for as matters
now stand Itiippcarsshccrinadncss fora white
to so much ns think of attempting to do so.
Hut Father Jute having spent seven years
among the Indians , four of the seven on this
ngcncy , and having been looked up to and
greatly confided in , by the red ? , ho and the
oDIcials considered that it would bo more
possible for htm to mnko the final effort at n
pcacoable adjustment of the present crisis
than any other living man. Another fact
also , namely , that ! io had been among them
nt other times when It would have been cer
tain death for another to enter their camps
Eccmod to point to him as the
person now to enter the hostile
camp. The reverend father was accompanied
by Jack Hod Cloud , who wont more as a
guide and by reason of his being the widely
respcctod son of the famous chtof than upon
the supposition thnt ho would bo of the
slightest USD in making the mission a suc
cess. The start was made Wednesday at
They went down the White Clay creek a
very unusual route and as , a result got lost
after crossing White river. All of Thursday
night they wandered about , compelled
to kqcp moving very briskly in order
to avoid freezing to death , for they
had no way of kindling a tiro.
Hunger was added to their discomfiture ,
since they had not taken a morsel of food
with them. Ten miles from the hostile crmp
they were halted by the enemies' pickets ,
who leveled their guns on them nnd held
them until nn Indian runner could bo sent
into the oiinip and Inquire , whether or not
they were to bo admitted. A favorable reply
was received and they proceeded , but between
the inu/7.lo.i of Winchesters.
The camp was -reached at 11 a.m.
the next dnv , nnd two hours later
the chiefs met Father Jute in conn-
clU Thcro were present : Two Strike ,
the head chief , Turning Bear , Short Bull ,
High Hawk , Crow Dou , Kicking Dear , Eagle
Pipe , Hlff Turkey nnd High Pipe.
The pipe of peace was made conspicuous
by Its absence , ai may bo Imagined. Father
Jute opcncJ the council by asking the chiefs
to Btn\6 the particular cause of the grievance
that has led them to assurno so startling an
attitude of war. Tuolr replies were sub
stantially as follows :
"Wo object to the recon * census returns
niado by Mr. Loo. His enumeration ns ho is
now making It would not glvo sufll-
clont for us to llvo on. Leo puts
down less , many less , for each tepee than the
topco contains. Wo nro to recolvo food ac
cording to Loo's enumeration. Wo shall
starve ; wo know wo shall starve. If the
great futhor chooses to lay a trap to cheat us
wo will have ono big oat before the starving
tlinocomoa. After that wo shall light our
lost fight and the white man sball sco more
blood , moro ( toad , by us , from our guns , than
over before. Then wo will go to the last
hunting ground happy. If the white man did
not moan to cheat us out of food
the great father never would have sent sol
diers. Thcro is no neeel of soldiers , If the
groa. father Intended to bo fair with us. Wo
know ho intends cheating ns by the way the
census man is now putting down figures that
Ho nnd by which wo nro to bo fed. The great
father did another wrong. IIo put a new line
a now boundary line between Uosobud
and the Pine IMdgo agency that makes many
of us leave our homos and glvo thorn to
others. The great father broke the old
treaty when ho did this. Wo can
no longer believe tbo great father ,
IIo says to us 'Children you shall never be
moved again , unless you want to move , nni }
then ho goes right away and moves us. We
are done with promises and now wo make a
promise thnt wo will fight nnd th'u great
futhor will llud that wo will not bro.m our
"Wo will now bo very plain with you ,
Christian Father , and tell you another thing ,
something of which you may have already
thought. It Is this. We are not coming In
now and will not lay down our rtflos because
wo nro afraid of the consequences. Wo have
done wrong' , wo know It , If wo stop now
wo will bo punished. The great father will
Bond many of us to his big iron bouso to stav
many moons. Wo would die. No , wo will
not go In and glvo up. Wo know the great
father better than ho knows us or cares tc
Know us. "
After a long pause Crow Dog said that
they mlpht come In If the soldiers were taker
nwny. Father Jute says ho then urged their
with all the fervor of which ho Is capable te
bo peaceable , glvo up their designs of war ant
bo poaccablo. IIo explained that the soldiers
wcro not to harm the Indians , hut to protecl
the agency ; that rations had been Increasei
at the agency , and thnt If they came Uoucra
Urooko would telegraph to Washington nni
got permission tor thorn to stay at this
ngcncy ns they desired. So far as deprcda
tlons were concerned , the father told then
they hnd hotter stop committing them am
they would ho moro easily forgiven. Flnnll ;
he urged the chiefs that they all como bncl
with him. To this some of the older ones mail
favorable answer , but tlio young ones win
wcro heavily in the majority , said , No.
The oht jncn flnnllj ngrecd that they wouli
como in on horseback to Father Juto's noust
which Is about four miles northwest of th' '
agency , tomorrow morning nnd tliero nice
General Hrooko and tell him In person Jus
what they hnd told Father Jute , Thi
brought on n renewal of bitter oppositioi
from the majority , which came near endlni
hi n row , which undoubtedly would hav
cost the peacemaker his life. Finally th
young chiefs cooled off , nnd Two Strike , ail
dressing Father Jute , said :
"Hold your hands up to the Great Splrl
nud toll us as though you were about to starl
on n Journey to the lost hunting ground o
the red mun , whether what you sny to u
from General Drooko bo true and that w <
\N111 not bo harmed If wo come in simply t
talk to General Droouo. "
Father Jute says no compiled with the re
quest , All the chiefs thcu extended thcl
hands toward the heavens nnd with great
solemnity promised they would como. Tills
ended the council nnd Father Jute nnd young
Ucd Cloud withdrew , the former telling the
chiefs thnt if they broke their word to him
ho would never again bcltovo an Indian. If
the chiefs keep their plcdgo the mooting
between them nnd General Urooko will
occur out at Father Juto's residence tomor
row forenoon sometime. While In the camp
of the hostllcs Father Jute said that ho saw
between ono thousand nnd twelve hundred
young braves , nil fully armed , and supposes
from the size of the camp and the great
number of pickets thnt are out , the hostllcs
number over two thousand lighting men.
Ho saw largo numbers of cattle being
driven In from & 11 directions , slaughtered
all about the camp nnd the meat
being cured. The camp Is , ho says , remarka
bly well fortified with embankments nnd
finely constructed rlllo pits considering that
it is Indian work. The camp Is ( wholly Inac
cessible , ho says , by military , otherwise than
i foot nnd in single lllc , nnd that ns for
sing canon or such pieces as gatllng or
otchklss guns such n thing Is entirely out
if the question. "God nlono only knows , "
oncluded the priest , "tho results awaiting
.11 . effort to conquer these hostile people if
lioy continue in their present stronghold. "
Thcro was an extra Issue of
Inoty head of cattle this nfter-
eon to tha frlendlics bore at the ngcncy.
l order to malto it Agent Koyer had to bor-
ow the requisite number of beeves from tbo
upply sent hero by the war department for
10 military , the hostllcs having taken pos-
esslon of the reservation herd'as noted in
my dispatches several days ago.
Dr. Hiicho , surgeon general of the depart-
nentof thoPlatto , arrived hero from Omaha
.his noon. C. II. C.
Settlers Sen red anil General Mcrrltt
Called on for Protection.
ST. Louis , Mo. , Dec. 5. A special from
Oklahoma City says the settlers about
Frisco , a small village near there ,
re in fear of the Indians uprising.
iVithln a mile nnd a half of
ho village , -1,000 Indians are encamped nnd
.licit whoops and yells can bo heard day
md night. Settlers from the sur-
'oinidliiK country are Hocking into
.ho village and a guard Is kept up
lay and night General Merrill , In command
jf this department , has been appealed to for
cnoral Allies AVill Start Not Imtor
ttiaii Monday.
Cmcuno , Dec. 5. General Miles this morn-
ng received a telegram from General Brooke ,
u command at Pine Ridge agency , saying
hut matters tliero were quiet ; that the
ndlans had some cause for complaint
with regard to the jssuing of rations to them ,
but that ho thought lie would bo able to
remedy the matter shortly. General Miles
aid his departure for tlio northwest would
lot bo taken later than Monday next.
nnd WuhpetniiH Starving.
SimrrroN AiiKN'cv , S. D. , Dec. 5. ( Special
Tclcgr.xm to THE BIR.J : The 1,200 Indians on
the Slssctoti nnd Wahpcton reservations nro
on the verge of starvation at the opening of
winter because of the government's failure to
'urnish them subsistence. The interior de
partment has authorized the expenditure of
1,000 for the rcllof of the red men'but upon
this small sum of money over twelve hun-
cred men , women ana children must live for
a period of six months of rigorous winter.
This is less than 1 cent a day for each per
son. The Sissetons are friendly Indians , a
number of whom acted as scouts in the war
against the Sioux in ISO'Chlot Ucnvlllo and
all the other able-bodied Indians on the res
ervation have addressed a petition to the
Kovernment ns follows : "Wo appeal to the
authorities nt Washington nnu our friends
everywhere in the cast to aid us ns far as it
will be in their power. Unless wo are helped
in some way great suffering and actual star
vation will "be Inevitable. "
Affairs nt Huron.
Hunos , S. D. , Dec. C. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bcn.1 Governor Mollotto lias ordered
the guns belonging to the state stored hero
sent to Gettysburg , Forest City nnd other
points. They wcro shipped today. Four
companies of United States troops from Fort
Lcavonworth and Omaha will reach hero
some tlmo tonight ami go by special train to
Pierre , whore they have been ordered by Gen
eral Miles. Thcro is moro excitement here
tonight than at any time since the threatened
Indian outbreak.
Ghost Dnncorfi Taken In Clinrgc.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Deo. 25. A special to the
Pioneer Press from Chamberlain , S. D. ,
says : A detachment of troops from Fort
Kandall todny went down to Lower Brulc
agency and took charge of the Indians who
had been arrested for agitating for ghost
dunces. They will leava Saturday for Fort
Snollinp , where the Indians will bo confined
for the present. Everything is reasonably
qulot at the agency.
The Creeks Quiet.
OTTAWA , Ont. , Dec. 5. The latest Informa
tlon from thonorthwostconflrnis the previous
assurances of the Indian agent that the
Creeks are nil quiet on their reservation.
French Truln ICobbcr.
PAIIIS , Dec. 5. ( Special Cablegram to Tin
BKB. ] Another daring railroad robbery hn :
been committed in tlio south of France , hul
fortunately the perpetrator was taken lute
custody before ho could escape with his
plunder , The thief mndo an attack with i
knife upon a passenger In one of the com
partment coaches , aud after seizing upon his
tnonoy and valuables Jumped from the train ,
Tlio victim gave an alarm , the train was
stopped and the train hands and some of UK
passengers started In pursuit of the robber
After n long chase ho was captured nni
turned ever to the polico. rtio affair occurret
on the Lijonso railroad ,
A Now tleraoy Wreck.
CAMIIEN , N. J. , Dec. 5. - [ Special Tele
gmm toTui : Hun , ] A freight train on th (
West Jersey railroad run into nn open switcl
near this cit.v this morning and Conducto :
Leap wns killed and eight cars were wrecked
The accident wns caused by n sleepy nlgn
towerman turning the wrong switch and In
narrowly escaped lynching by the excltei
the Army.
GIIKNT , Dec. 5 , [ Special Cablegram to TH
DUE. ] Cuthollo magistrates of this city hav
recognized the Salvation army ns a sect am
have fined a number of persons who wcr
brought before them charged with bavin
created a disturbance nt a meeting hold u ,
the .
_ _
The HiiHSlun Navy.
ST. PETunsiiL-no , Deo. 5. [ Special Cable
gram to TUB HEB J The government has dt
cldcd to cxpcdlio the building of several Iroi
clads now In eourso of construction on th
Uluck sea nnd also to increase the number c
torpedo boats in the navy.
New IlainpHliIro legislature.
COXCOIIP , N. II , . Deo. 0. The special sc :
slou of the legislature wns adjourned by Go\
rrnorGoodeU today. The regular sesslo
begins the lust Wednesday of this month.
Upper Mississippi Itlvcr 1'llotn.
Mlx.XKAl'OLls , Minn. , Di > c. 5. The coiivei :
tlon ot Upjier Mississippi river pilots close
todny at Clinton , In. Captain L. A. Day c
Le Claire , la. , was elected president.
A Daring Burglary and Probable Murder
in Sioux Oity ,
A BULLET THROUGH THE LUNGS. Ocmli ; Frightfully Itcaton
and Ills Sou Fatally Shot by Three
Unknown Men An Ar
rest a
Sioux CITT , In , , Dec. 5. ( Special Telegram -
gram to TUB UKE. ] A daring burglary and
probable murder occurred in this city about
1 o'clock this morning.
Christian Oemlg , n German milk vender ,
and his son , William , llvo In a hovel near tbo
packing houses. The old man Is worth at
least $150,000 , made by close application to
business during thirty years ho has been
hero and by the rise in the valuation of real
estate. Notwithstanding his great wealth ho
has lived In a wretched hut , o < id slnno his
wife died two years ago has been living
nlouo with his son.
At the hour named three men forced the
door open , and In doing so awakened the oc
cupants. The young man nt oaco grappled
ono of the intruders nnd wns
shot in the breast , the ball enter
ing the lung. The old man was
beaten nbout the head nnd knocked senseless.
The robbers then left without getting any
thing. Only a few days ago Oomig received
several thousand dollars for the solo of valua
ble lots to the now Union company , and It Is
thought that the hope of getting this money
prompted the burglary.
This afternoon r. man named S. A. Marino
was arrested , nnd when taken before young
Oemig was positively Identified as the man
who shot him. The nnto-mortcm statement
of young Oemig was taken this evening and
the physicians say that ho cannot recover.
Marino denies everything , but thcrols strong
circumstantial evidence against him.
The Woman Suffragist * .
DcsMoisns , la. , Dec. 5. [ Special Telo-
gramto THK BEE. ] In the woman suffrage
stnto convention today the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year : Presi
dent , Mrs. MaryJ. Coggcshallof DCS Moines ;
vlco president , Mrs. M. T. Bomls of Indo-
pcndonco ; recording secretary , Mrs. B. T.
Smith of Fort Dodge : corresponding secre
tary , Mrs , McClelhm of DCS Molncs ; treas
urer , Mrs. Ankcny of D's : Monies ; chairman
of executive committee. Mrs. E. II. Bunter
of Ies Moines. Mrs. Cnllalmn was chosen
as member of the national cxccutlvo board.
The afternoon and evening was devoted to
reports of committees aud addresses by var
ious prominent persons.
The Aliened Hoodlors Acquitted.
DBS MOINES , In. , Dec. 5. [ Special Tele-
fr-am to THE BIE. ] Judge Bishop , in a
lengthy opinion this morning , sustained the
motion of the defense and directed the jury
to find a verdict of acquittal against the eight
aldermen who have been on trial the past
weak for wilful misconduct , in olllco. In his
ruling the Judge held that it was not for him
to say whether the act charged was morally
right or wrong , but whether it wns a crime
under the statutes , and ho filled to under
stand the law In thnt way. The state will
probably appeal. There nro similar indict
ments against three other ex-aldermen , but
tbo cases will not" bo called at present.- - - -
Jack tlio Hugger.
CnnAiiRu'iDi , la. , Deo. 5. fSpaclal Telegram -
gram to TUB BEC.J A "Jack the Hugger"
has made his appearance in Cedar Uipids.
IIo bpgan operations about a week ago by
clasping a thirteen-year-old girl in his em
brace , and since then has folded to his bosom
women in different stages of lifo. IIo is de
scribed as a thick , heavv set young follow ,
with a cap pulled down well ever his head so
us to conceal his features. The women gen
erally scream , and ho darts away into the
darkness. IIo generally makes his npponr-
anco about 0 o'clock in the evening , nnd al
ways near the business portion of the city.
So far ho has eluded arrest ,
A Sensational JMvorco Suit.
ATLANTIC , la. , Dec. 5. fSpeclal to Tun
BEII.J The Meredith divorce suit is now on
trial before the district court in this city ,
Judge Thornoll presiding. The case Is at
tracting considerable attention owing to the
prominence of the parties. But few wit
nesses have been examined as yet , but sensa
tional developments are looked for. Mr ,
Meredith , the plaintiff , Is worth over 1100-
000. Tno defendant , Mrs. Helen Meredith ,
has also instituted a suit for an absolute di
vorce , alimony nnd 450,000.
A WorkliiKinati'f ) Good Ijiiek.
CHISIIOKEE , la. , Doc. 5. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bcu. ] Swan Gustavson , n Swcdo
twenty years old , has just fallen heir to a
largo fortune by the death of a relative in
Pennsylvania. The young man has boon nt
work for some time in n railroad gravel pit.
Ho docs not seem to bo much puffed up over
his good luck.Money was sent him to como
to Philadelphia , and no loft today to claim
his fortune.
A Call Issued for n Third Party Con
OCAI.A , Fla. , Dec. 5. The National farm
ers' alliance passed resolutions reciting that
the United States census returns with re
spect to farm mortgages were grossly Incor
rect , and calling upon all county and sub-alj
llanccs In nil states to take immediate steps
towards securing accurate statistics from
county records and raako prompt reports
National Secretary Turner submitted his
annual report. During the past year 1,000
now charters wore issued to sub-alliances as
follows : West Virginia , 252 : Colorado , 15'J :
Indiana , 13 ! ! ; Michigan , 100 ; Virginia. 03
Illinois , 8T ; South Corollna , 83 ; Ohio , 01 ;
Pennsylvania , 69 ; New Jersey , ! 20 ; Minnesota
seta , 5 ; Iowa , 5 ; Oregon , ! ; Oklahoma. 1.
State charters were Issued to the folloxving
suites : Indiana , Illinois , Colorado , Michigan ,
West Virginia , Oklahoma nnd North Dakota.
Some question having been raised as to the
unanimous endorsement of the St. Louis
platform of the national alliance last year ,
Livingstone of Georgia moved its adoption
by the present body. Some debate followed ,
but it wai adopted with an amendment so as
to demand government control of railroads
nt d telegraph lines , and if this shall not re-
si It in relief to the masses aim In chccklngor
curing existing evils the government shall
become- the actual owner of such lines. This
platform docs not Include the sub-treasury
The following Is the call for the third party
conference , signed by General Ulco and John
Dnvls of Kansas aud nbout seventy-five other
alliance mnn :
Whereas , In unity thcro is strength ; there
fore , it is desirable that this should bo n
union of nil ttio variously named Industrial
organizations that stand on common ground.
To this end the Individuals from various
states whoso names are hereto signed make
this call fora national conference to ho cour
posed of delegates from the organizations
named : Fanners' alliance , Fanners' Mutual
Benefit association , Citizens' alllancoKnlghU
of Labor and all other Industrial organize-
tlons that support the principles of the St ,
Louis agreement of ISS'J , Each stnto orgnnl
ration Is to send ono delegate from each cm-
gressloual district and two from each state
nt largo , nnd each district organization is tc
send not less than three delegated and each
county delegation not less than one , to be
chosen according to the customs of each re
spective organization during the month ol
January 1891 ; nlso the editor of
each newspaper 1 * hereby invited
as n delegate that hnd advocated the
principles of the St. Louis ngreoment and
supported the alliance candidates nominated
in 1MX ) , the delegates to mcot In Cincinnati ,
Monday , February SI , liltf , for the purpose
of forming a national union party based upon
the fundamental ideas of finance , transporta
tion , labor and land In furtherance of the
work filrondy begun by .thoso organizations ,
nnd preparatory for the united struggle for.
the country nnd homo m the great political
conflict now pending that must decide who in
this country Is sovereign the citizen or the
An additional amendment was adopted that
every nllianco lecturer , state nnd national ,
nnd all newspaper organs of the ulllanca shall
support the platform or suffer suspension
from the order ; that no candidate for any
national political office shall bo supported by
the alliance unless ho endorse the platform ,
nnd any suh-ulltnnco 'not complying with
thcso restrictions may bo suspended nt the
pleasure of the president.
The whole platform as thus amended was
adopted unanimously upon n call of the roll
by states. ; .
Colonel Livingstone of Georgia , from the
committee on organization , miido u report to
furnish n basis for ultimate union between
the national farmers' alliance nnd Industrial
union aud the Farmers' ! Mutual Benefit asso
ciation. Under this plan the bene
fit association still t maintains a sep
arate organization , ibut will bo en-
Mtled to representation in the national
dllancc council , nnd the executive committee
of each organization will meet hereafter nnd
arrange the details of the union. Tlio report
ivns adopted. U
Dr. Macuno. chairman of the national cx
ccutlvo committee , sXibmitted his annual re
port. It referred at length to the subtrcas-
, iry bill drawn and presented to congress.
The committee's mission In this rcsiieet vir
tually ended because tjio alliunco had elected
several congressmen who would look after
pushing the nill througll the national legisla
ture. In n short time , ho said , congress will
pass this bill , if not willingly , then by n com
promise. The report recommended a reduc
tion In salary of all national alliance officers
and the removal from Washington of the
president's office , Inasmuch ns the retention
of it there entails an oxpcn&o not eommensu-
ate with Its usefulness , '
At the conclusion of the report Dr. Macuno
addressed the convent/on upon the policy of
the alliance , especially with roforcnco to Us
losltion upon leading ( public measures and
.ts attitude toward democrats nnd republi-
3ans In future political contests. After ad
journment ho pave the Associated press the
following synopsis of bis utterances upon the
third party question i "I told the delegates
that the people of the southern states wcro
not prcoared to embark in a third party
movement ; that in this emergency thcro was
great necessity for conservatism and caution.
I Tccoinmonded as a compromise thut would
carry out the end sought to bo achieved by
the west nnd north , if it met the approbation
of the south , that a convention bo called for
February , 1802. to bo composed of
delegates from all assoplntton of producers ,
and that the next annual session of ttio supreme
premo council elect delegotoa to represent
this order in that convention. This would
not commit the people , but provided means
whereby they could oppress themselves on
the questions through their county and state
organizations during the coining year. When
the convention meets the delegates would
come there with authority nud instructions
from their people. If the people decide In
favor of Independent'party action it will pre
vail. If not the cause will bo bcnollted by
the conference ! and thcro will boa bettor
understanding of tlio qbjects that labor or
ganizations nro seeking to achieve. " Macuno
thinks this will satisfy both sides.
In conversation with ( m Associated press
representative Colonel Ijlvinitstono of Geor
gia said : "If the pohcjioutlined by Mncuno
Is adopted It cannot fullj to 'have u marked
effect. It would the alliance of tho.
south almost solidly neilnst a third party.
Before February lT8to , " ald'ho-Mw6 , shall
have n chance to see wlilch ono of the two
leading political parties will show a willing
ness to ncccdo to our demands. If neither
listens to us then it will bo time for us to act
independently. I see no possible chance for
ttio republican party to secure the nllianco
vote of the south while It stands on its pres
ent protective tariff platform. It will
hnvo to wnolly forfeit Its present Identity as
a political party in order to change that , and
I do not see any possiblechunco of this com
ing about. "
"Do you think , " nsked the reporter , "that
the democratic party of the north would Join
the southern democrats on the alliance plat
form I"
"I do. I think more , ana inako the predic
tion that the democratic national convention
of 1SIC2 will adopt the alliance St. Louis plat
form In total. "
The national colored alliance this morning
adopted a resolution urging congress to pass
the Lodge election bill. , ' Tlio paragraph crit
icising and denouncing the white national al
liance for Its opposition to the bill was elimi
At last night's sess'on of the national alli
ance J. 11. Kico of Kansas , , who is an aspirant
for the people's nomination for senator
against Ingalls , got the lloor on a proposition
to Improve the Mississippi river and took
occasion to deliver a violent political speech ,
in which ho denounced the republican party
ns unworthy ot existence. The speech pro
duced a sensation and , alliance men of both
parties wish it understood that his opinions
are simply these of air.indlvldual and not endorsed
dorsod by the alliance ' as a body.
The investigating co'mmlttco this afternoon
reported that it had boon unable to ascertain
a single fact Implicating in any way Presi
dent Polk. As to President Livingston o (
the Georgia alliance , while nothing was fount
derogatory to his i > ersbnal or official character -
tor , the committee cannot endorse his course
in the Georgia senatorial contest. The same
was true of Dr. Macuno. The report did not
plvo entlro satisfaction , but was adoptoil
without debate.
The annual election of officers was holt !
this afternoon. President Polk and Vice
President Covcrof Kansas were unanimously
reclected. J. II. Tumor of Georgia wa
elected secretary and J. S. Willots of Kansas
national lecturer. Early in the day the con
vcntion had ordered the sending of a tolo
grain to Director General Davis of the world's
fair at Chicago asking co-opcratlon with tin
national alliance in securing fitting exhibit.
nt the national world's ' fair exposition. This
afternoon a reply was received from tin
director general asking the appointment of t
committee for that purpose. A commlttc (
was appointed , also -ono to memorialize
congress for thu suppression of letters.
T. V. Powdcriy and A. W. Wright , members
bers of the executive-board of the Knights ol
Labor , arrived hero -this afternoon. At i
public mcotlmr tonight they spoke. Pow
derly In his address said it was time for law
yers to stand aside nnd , give the farmers o
chance as well ns merchants aim laborers
Ho was speaking only for himself indlvldu
idly , but if it wns the general sentiment f 01
all tbo producing , Industrial and labor organi
zatlons to stand and vote together In ISiti hi
would bo there In the hottest of the fight
T1' " whole lluo of I'cwderly's talk was In en
couragemcnt of a third-party movement if II
bccnmo necessary. In conclusion ho said
"Let mo say to you that our greeting is inos
cordial and heartfelt ; Wo feel that wo an
part of your organization. Lot us nil agrei
upon your platform. If It is to agitate am
do hard work on that platform wo are will
you , and if wo are to vote with you upon i
wo will stand by you at the iiolls. "
President Pcflc madft a brief reply and several
oral other speeches were made.
A flotirbon Trick.
WASHINGTON , Deo. 5. Hopresentntlv
Sweeney of Iowa today sent the followln
telegram to Hepresentattvo Plcklor of Soul
Dakota , who Is nt the meeting of the farmers
alliance nt Ocnla : "I am informed the
the instructions to procure the passage b
your assembly of n resolution opposing th
electionJilll was telegraphed from thocapltc
hero to Florida by democratic senators BO\
eral hours before the resolution was rcportc
to your assembly. " Swcenoy , while decllt
Ing to give the n nines of the scnMors allude
to , expressed a readiness to testify before an
.committee desiring to investigate the inattei
The Fire Itouord
New YonK , Dee. 5. The corset factory c
M. Cohen , on Twenty.slxth street , was dante
to the extent of $ K > ,000 , by lire Umlyh
Jenoral Freight Agents of Leading Chicago
Roads Indicted for Giving Rebates ,
by Mnny Grnin Dealers With
Malting Improper Itcdiiotlons
OlIlcoi'H oCtlio Omaha , Kansas
Central & Gnlvcstotii
Cmcnno , Deo. J5. fSpcctnl Telegram to
? IIB BBC. ] The federal grand Jury , which
ins been Investigating lha alleged Infractions
f ttio liitorstuto commerce law , returned In
dictments todny against the following par
ies : cJohn M. Kgnu , president mul general
nannger of tlio Chicago , St. Pnul & ICnnsas
ilty railroad company , for paying n rebate to
A.C.Davis & Co. ; Thonuis Miller , general
rclght nccnt of the Chicago , ilurlington &
'iulncy , for giving a rebate to \ \ ' . II. Warren
ts Uo. ; J. M. Johnson , general freight agent
of the Chicago , Hock IslunU & Pacific , for
giving n rebate to Wright it Hnughoy ;
fainoa II. Long , manager of tbo freight dc-
lartmcntof the Illinois Steel company , for
Manipulating colco shipments to secure lower
rates than the tariff.
These were the onlv indictments returned ,
t appears that G. M. Lnmbortson , the nt-
orney of Lincoln , Nob. , who had most to do
vlth the prosecution , tmido no attempts to get
: vldciico against any oilier roads than the
Hurllngton and the Hock Island. Lambert-
son is the attorney of T. M. Lowry , the No-
jraska elevator man , inaniit against the
Durliugton for $40,000 overcharge In rates ,
and the evidence secured against the road in
Ihls Investigation will ho of great service to
: ilm in the suit. IJy obtaining evidence of
Jio same kind against the Ilock Island. Lowry
will bo in n position to bring a similar suit ,
against that company.
A man nntncd avis , who is the paid agent
) f the Interstate commerce commission , was
nstrunicntal in obtaining tbo indictment
igalnst President Egnn of the Chicago , St.
; > uul & Kansas City , the witness being a dis
charged local agent of the company. All the
ndicted parties have given bonds for their
future appearance.
The O. , K. O. & G.
CIIICAOO , Dec. C. [ Special Telegram to Tun
3rK. ] The directors of the Omaha , Kansas
Central ft Qalveston railway company , the
charter for which was filed under the laws of
Kansas , November 21 , met in this city today
and elected ofllcors aa follows : President ,
Jacob Newberger of New York City ; vice
president , C. M. Kawllngs of Alliance , Kun.j
measurer , C. M. Bell of Alliance ; secretary ,
Yaldomar Silloof New York ; chief engineer ,
Ed ward Koemcr of New York.
The ofllccs of the president and seciotary
ire to bo in Now York , while the headquar
ters of the other departments will bo in AI-
laneo , Kim. It is claimed by the ofllcora
that arrangements have been practically com
pleted for building anil equipping the road ,
md that tbo work of construction will bo
commenced soon. The lluo will extend from
Omaha to Clalvcston , passing through the suit
bolt snd the ricliest agricultural region of
Kansas , besides tapping the host timber
lav.ds of Texas. The projectors suy that the
money necessary to carry the enterprise
through has all been pledged.
Tlio Sheet Withdrawn.
LIXCOLV , N"ob. , Deo. 5. jSpoclal Tolo-
nra toiPHB Bpc.l TJio Union Jaclflo ? .fllcd
It reply today in the complaint of Kl f. Gu.s- *
tin to to the stuto board of transportation
that Hastings was getting a better rate than
was the city of Kearney. It denies that the
rate was issued by It , but appears to have
been Issued by the St. Joseph & Grand Is
land railroad company. It alleges that the
circumstances and conditions surrounding
the shipments of goods from Hastings to the
various points mimed are governed by other
and different conditions than these from
Kearney. It further alleges that the rates
uamed are too low to remunerate any rail
road company and that It has been found that
the revenues derived from the business
transacted under said rates has not been suf
ficient to pay the operating expenses and
taxes on the road , and the distributive tariff
rate sheet , heretofore In force out of Hast
ings , Is therefore withdrawn , to talco effect on
December 9 , 1800.
How nrowlng.
WINNIPEG , Man. , Deo. G. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BISK. ] A big row is brewing
between the Canadian Pacific and the grain
dealers. The railway is accused by many
grain buyers of giving n big reduc
tion on rates to the Lake of the Woods
milling company , which is controlled by the
road magnates and the Ogllvies. Both llrms
are the biggest grain- dealers In the country.
These two firms arc paying such high figures
for wheat that all other dealers have been
forced to retire from competition as buyers.
They claim that the road must bo giving a
rebate to the firms named 03 otherwise they
could not pay the prices they nro paying. It
is claimed that the object is political and that
the company is being influenced by the
dominion government , which Is bound to sco
the prices paid for wheat in Manitoba as high
as that paid in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
A Percentage Division ,
CHICAGO , Dec. 4. | Special Telegram to
THE Bnn. ] At the meeting of the managers
of the Northwestern lines today the report of
the coimnittco recommending a division of
the passenger business was practically
adopted. There are some amendments pro
posed , however , and final action was post
poned until tomorrow when it is understood
that n plun for a percentage division for tlio
passenger traftlo between St. Paul and Chicago
cage and between St. Paul and Kansas City
will be signed by all lines in interest.
Gone Homo Katlsllnd.
CHICAGO , Doc. 5. A delegation of couduc ;
tors of the Bock Island road , after a long
conference with the general ofllcors over cer
tain grievances , secured a satisfactory ad
justment and returned homo.
Trip nT the Ilrltisli Stotunci
JnniCH Turplo.
NEW YOHK , Dec. G. [ Special Telegram to
Tun DUE. ] The British steamer James
Turplo , CaptalnJSmlth , from Mcdlterraneai
ports , which arrived today , reports hnvlnj ,
had n terribly tempestuous passage. The
steamer hud line weather until In longitude 10
when It became squally. On Novembers ) , it :
latitude 30,25 , longitude CD , she changed hoi
course to the northwest , The wind was ther
blowing a strong brcczo from the southeast
and steadily increasing in force , with beavj
squalls and high sens , and the barometer fcl
rapidly. Tlio wind shifted to the south
ward , and the captain , concluding that ho wo :
ruiuuni' into n cyclone , put the ship to tin
southwest. At this time a heavy cross sei
was running , and at 8 o'clock p. in. t
perfect hurricane was blowing. The stoainoi
lay In the trough of the sea perfectly help
less , neither engines nor helm having the
least effect on her , and It was' Impossible t (
pet her before the wind or to heave her to
The heavy seas Jllled the cabin twice nni
flooded the cngino room and stoko-holo
nearly putting out the flrus , The vessel laj
in this condition for eight hours , the sea inak
Ing n clean breach over her. This weathoi
continued up to I n. in , December 1 , when tin
wind hauled to the westward. Then tin
ship's nead was got to the southwest , ttn
vessel laboring fearfully owing to the hoavj
sea , which at times was appalling , The bar
omutor had fallen to US.tX ) . The cargo go
adrift and nothing could bo done to scour
It. Subsequently the wind hauled to the
northwest and blow ho.ivlly and the barome
ter began rising. Tim hold WHS opened and
It. was found that great damage hud bei'ii
done to the cargo. On Ueeomuor ! l , latitude
! irlO : , longitude 10.VJ : , the wind blow frosli
from the southeast , Increasing In foivo mid nt
midnight blowing a gale , with n heavy se.i
running and accompanied by 'thunder and
lightning. At ! l n. in. December 4 the \vh.d
shifted to the northwest and blow with bur-
rlciino force , raising n tcrrlllo sea. At 8 n. m.
the Turplo shipped a sea forward which
started tlio forecastle deck , Hooded the foro-
i-nstlo mid dnmiijjed the port life boat iind
hurrli'nno house on the poop deck. In nil his
thlrty-oiglityearsnt son Cnptnln Smith says
10 never experienced such u terrltlc storm.
.1 coin
Otto Gtinilcrsim Kills Ills \Vllo ami
Leaves Her Hotly In tlio Snow.
GnoTo.v , S. I ) . , Deo. 5. ( Tclo
grnm to TUB Bit.l : : The little town of Gem ,
his county , wns clectrlllcd this morning by
ho report thnt Otto Gumlerson , a farmer
Ivlng eighteen miles southwest of Groton ,
md murdered his wlfo. On Investigation
ho body of the womnii wns found lying on
ts back in the snow half \vay between the
> urii and the bouse with an ugly wound on
ho head , inado apparently , by some blunt in
strument. There was no witness to the mur-
ler and the only evidence us to the killing
VIM thnt of tlio mair himself. According to
ils statement his wlfo hud gone to thu b.irn
iftcr supper and ho had followed. While
hero an altercation arose about tin improper
ntimacy between her and nn Aberdeen man ,
luring her husband's absences at Yunktnn
lovernl years ago. 'From words they cnmo to
ilows and ho finally seized a shovel and hit
ler a blow on the head that caused her ( tenth.
le then returned to the house leaving the
> ody lying out in the snow nil night. Hi *
irothcr discovering these facts In tlio morn-
ng , the sheriff was telegraphed and captured
ilm nt his home , ho having made no attempt
o escape ; Ho was brought to Groton and
.nken thence to Aberdeen for safe keeping.
L'ho cnuso of the inuruer seems to have been
ealousy on the p.irt of the husband. The
nurdorcd woman was a very handsome ono
nbout thirty years of nso. Two children of
eight and ton years slept in the house peaec-
'ully during the enactment of the tragedy.
IIMlf OX TJfKJi'JtKSriiliXT ,
\ . 1i. Conger Asked n Favor ami wan
llel'iiseil by Harrison.
CHICAGO , Dec. 5. ( Special Telegram to
run Bic. ] A. L. Conger of Akron , O. , n
member of the republican national committee ,
has declared war against President Har
rison. The nation's executive was undoubt
edly very much surprised this morning upon
the receipt of a very caustic telegram from
the well known Ohio politician. Conger
scored the president and ho declares that ho
will work ngnlnst Mr. Harrison in IbU-
should ho bo nominated. The reason for all
Lhis is common talk In Attron , O. Mr. Conger
has boon lighting hnrd to secure the appoint
ment of nn old soldier to the position of
postmaster nt that plnco. He wns given
to understand the president would comply
with his wishes but Mr. Harrison yesterday
named W. H. Gambia , who is not a veteran ,
for the place. This has bo exasperated Con
ger that ho has declared hostilities ngalnst
the president.
"Father is determined to push this mat
ter , " salu Mr. Conger's son , "Ho has ob
tained copies of Mr. Harrison's speeches and
the platforms ho has advocated in which the
pledges made that old soldiers' should not bo
overlooked. I sent the tnossngo to the presi
dent and 1 dare say ho will not feel overjoyed
at the prospect of having father against him.
It Is a matter of principle. "
: . .J\Vorltip ; < lrpJrjotqrs \ Pleased.
' " " '
CHICAGO , DeeVs. The fiict""lnat''lli6'ciCy <
council last night passed an ordinance pro
viding for the issue of > ,000,000 bonds in aid
of the world's fair was cabled this morning
to Director Kohlsaat , who Is now in Europe.
A reply was received from him this after
noon , in which ho said thatAttornuy General
Webster , Sir Henry Wood and other promi
nent Englishmen favor tlio appointment of a
commission by the British government to
supervise tho'arrangemcnts for the British
exhibit at the fair. Tills looks very promis
ing for the foreii.'u end of the exhibit so soon
after the announcement of the completion of
the financial requirements , and the directors
are pleased.
Sclborna Kvpoctod It ,
LONDON , Dec. 5. [ Special Cablegram to
Tun Br.K.j Lord Selborno , n liberal peer ,
writes as follows : "ItIs for these who have
trusted Parnell not. for me , who did not
trust him to reproach him for n breach of
faith. I cannot affect surprise that a man
whoso Influence has been habitually exerted
to encourage men to break the eighth and
tenth commandments should not observe the
moral law on other points. My surprise is
rather thut so many persons who feel strongly
this present moral delinquency should have
been for llvo years entirely insensible to
everything in his conduct thut was irrecon
cilable with immunity , charity and Justice. .
Guarded the Ilurlnl.
PAIUS , Dec. 5. ( Special Cablegram to
TUB BEK. ] Funonil services on the remains
of General Scliverskolt , the Russian agent in
Franco , who was shot In his room In thu
Hotel Do Bade on November 18 , and for
whose killing several motives have been as
cribed , took place today in the Russian
church In the Hue Darn. The deceased
accorded tlio military honors duo his rank In
the Husslan army. President Curuot wns
represented at the ceremony , A strong
guard wns stationed nbout the church , owing
to thu fact that the Kussinn omhassy had re
ceived a note stating thut thu church would
bo blown up during the services.
Saved by Death.
Nuw YOHK , Dec. 6. [ Special Telegram to
TIIR Ben. ] Judge Martin today dismissed
the indictment against Eva Hamilton , Joshua
Mann and Mrs. AnnloSwInton charging them
with conspiracy * o defraud the late Robert
Hay Hamilton by passing off a waif as his
child and also with grand larceny. Hamilton
Is dead and no conviction could bo .secured
without his to tlmony.
Chlel'H are Jlounil.
CossTAXTixoi'i.H , Dec. G. [ Special Cnblo-
gram toTiin 1)1:1 : : . ] A number of Kurdish
chiefs held n meeting nt Kzoroutn mid signed
n document In which they promise to abstain
from molesting the Armenians and to kcci |
pence among the tribes and punish nil
One Killed , Two Injured.
LOXDOX , Dae. 5. [ Spselnl Cablegram to
Timlluu. ] An explosion occurred today by
a shell fulling in a loom of the admiralty
powder magazine nt Gosport. The shell
burst with tremendous force. One man was
killed and two Injured.
: , Dec. 5. [ Special Cablegram U
TiicDiiii. ] Ex-Queen Natallotms presonto i
to the skupts china a statement coirccrnlni
the differences between herself mid the o. *
king of Milan , her divorced husband , whc
was formerly ruler of Sarvia.
ni ; lor Depositor * .
DUI.UTII , Minn , , Dec. 5. The schedule o :
the suspended Bull & Klsler bunk was lllci
this afternoon. The showing inado is very
favorable. Depositors will bo paid dollar foi
dollar , The uank will doubtless bo reor
ganlzed. _ _ '
The Wo.iihor
For Omaha and Vicinity- Fair ; statlonar ;
temperature ,
For Nebraska and Iowa Fair ; northcrl ;
winds : colder.
For South Dakota Fair ; winds Milltlng U
northerly ; colder ,
ays IIo was Assailed With Sticks nni
\ cues and Oruolly Treated ,
till An'.Hlier Killtlon of Homo Old ,
Old Moi-les IteCoro n Full
House at tlio litiiuolii
Ktinlty Itouiii.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Due. 5. ' [ Special Tele-
ram to Tin ; HKI : . ] The little store room
car the Lancaster county bank proved too
mull for the crowd thut gathered to hoar the
cstimony in the case and con-
uently mljourmni'iit was taken to the
rjuity room of the district court. The room
as boon thronged all tiny long with inter-
stod spectators , mouly prohibitionists. Mr.
'owors Is talcing copious notes , but says
oUiIntc. The republican executives-elect de-
Inro that they begin to feel perfectly safe.
W. 1) ) . Prugh of Omaha was the first wit-
ess. Ho testified : I resided in the Second
reelnct of tlio'Sixih ward on election day.
Mr. Hal-wood entered mi objection on the
round of the testimony us irregular and tin-
Witness continued No attempt was made
o prevent me from voting. I was peddling
.elects in the Fourth precinct of the Second
, -ard. The name of Mr. Powers was on
omo of the tickets. 1 was pulled and h.uilcd
ml kicked mid struck with stones , Thcro
voro 200 or 300 persons about the polls. A
rent many were Personal Rights league
adgcs. Most of the latter , Judging from
iclr conversation , \vero for Boyd. The
oarers of league badges seemed
0 bo the leaders. The tickets that I had had
: ie names of all the various candidates for
ovornor. I belluvo their opposition to the
mcndment caused them to assault mo.
'here were present ono deputy sheriff ami
no policeman. I appealed to the police for
el p. They were looking at mo when I was
truck. I stayed only llvo minuter and llnd-
my lifo In danger started to leave. The
abblo followed mo and struck mo three
lines In the head and twice In the back. My
calp was out In two places. This was at
ifteentti and Williams. Mr. Charles B.
llton was with me. Wo were both 'vorkinjj
or the amendment. His tickets were taken
way also. I pursued Uvo blocks. I
vent to Chief Scivey. ; 1 told hint
lint the polling place of the Fourth
recinct of the Second ward wns in the
.unds of the rabble. Chief Honvoy sent a
ergcant and two policemen with Mr. Elton
lid m.Vkolf back to the polling iituco. Thu
lollccman who hail been nt tlio polling plaer >
vas missing. When the ticket ! ! were taken
, way from mo I called the attention of the
loliccman to it. but he pretended ho did not
co the altair. IIo did not arrest the follow
vbo tore up my tickets. Tliu iiiuno of Pow-
rs was on some of the tickets. A man wcnr-
ig a Personal Illghts league badge an-
tro.ichod mo and said ho wns n friend. Ho
aid he could do nothlni ? to help me , and art-
Isod mo to leave. The crowd wns pretty
{ unuraliy quiet. The Personal Ulghts Icaguo
nan said there would be no disturbance *
vero it not for the prohibitionists. The sec-
Mid time wo left wu-wcro fur us
the Viaduct by n cordon of police. About
one-third , of the crowd followed , ut-
oring Imprecations , shaking whisky
> ottlcs _ . , qud. . .Ihrowhitf . .eggs. About
"orty persons prot between us and town and
ho police told us tnoy could not go any
'nrther ' with us. They llnnlly put us on n
notor cnr anil wo were thus taken over tlio
iaduct. I went the second time to Chlot
icavoy. Ho said that ho would send fifty
officers if necessary. I did not sco anybody
n-evcntcd from voting. I can't say anything
ibout thu power of franchise being interfered
On cross oxnmmation Mr , Prugh tesliflod :
. ' was peddling tickets. I was working
"or Powers and the amendment ,
iomo of the tickets taken away from
no nnd torn ui > hnd Boyd's name
on them. I wns working against Boyd.
! gave persons Boyd tickets who wished
them. 1 did not live in that ward. I was
sent there by Iho non-partisan league. I wns
lot able to return a third time. I do not
icnow of anybody being prevented to vote for
L'owors. I did not try to find out the names
of the persons who assaulted mo. I did not
swear out any warrants for their arrests. I
saw the persons who took the tickets away ,
When 1 was Knocked down about a block
from the polls my Unco wns skinned. I wont
out , for a day or two afterward ! ! and the kiieo
became badly Inflamed. I wits confined to
the house for some days. Nobody objected to
in } ' voting in my owa ward. I think most of
the feeling wns over the amendment tight. I
BUW several persona wearing Personal Highta
league badges and also lioyd badges.
On ro-dlrcot examination Notary Tibbotts
declared the ( xiwer of a notary to exclude all
Immaterial and irrelevant testimony and
naked the attorneys to ask proper mid not
loading questions. This was prompted by
the following question :
"Was It not understood In Omaha that
Boyd was the candidate of the antl-prohibl-
The answer was :
"Well , from what 1 heard nnd believe , I
think so. "
The witness was then excused.
Charles B. Klton of the Sixth ward of
Omaha took the stand. Testimony of wit
ness in the main corroborated thut of Prugh.
On cross-exuniinatloii Mr. Klton testified :
1 wns not a voter in that ward. 1 did not sco
anybody prevented from voting for Mr.
Powers. I did not sco anybody remonstrated
with who wished to vote tlio independent
ticket. 1 dill not seonnyhody 'pruvented from
voting for anybody tlmy Ilkod. 1 did not see
tbojudgiw. They did not neons us fur as I
know , i was not prevented from voting m
my own word. 1 thought the reason wo were
opposed in tlm Second ward was because wo
had tickets favoring the amendment. Ono
man said Hint our tickets were illegal. Mr.
Prngh and I wire nro'iml ' until 3 or1 o'clock
in tlio afternoon and went to different polling
places. At none of these places did wo sco a
voter prevented from voting for the man ha
wished to.
.1. S. Miller wns recalled. Ho said : "I live
In the Fourth district of the Eighth ward.
At the two polliiiK places on Ginning street ,
west of Twenty-fourth Htrcot , I saw tickets
taken away from persons , The tickets taken
away from thu persons peddling them favored
the prohibition amendment. The tickets
were taken from their hands , and even from
their pockoti , and torn up , the men Jostling
them. The crowd commenced to threaten
them and then drove th im away. Ugis ; began
to lly. No man was struck by tlioin , The
eggs struck the aides of tno house and the
polls and would drip down on their hcadH.
It wns hnrd to toll what the politics of the
persons were who took part in the nauseous
performance. 1 wns not In favor of tha
amendment. I remonstrated with some of
tnoni. They then thought I was a prohibi
tionist. I was not In any way disturbed , except -
cept that nn egg was dropped hi my pocliot.
It was not only understood in Omaha , but
every where t-lso , that I3oyd was the candi
date of the anti-prohlbltlonlstb. 1 voted the
Rtrnight republican ticket and ngalnut
tha amendment. So far as the
voting was concerned , I saw no
one deterred from voting. There w
an attempt , however , to suppress any free
expression of opinion.
On cross-cxainiimtlon Mr. Milior testified
thnt all the excitement on election day was
caused by the prohibition amendment. So
far as I know and ohsorvo I saw no one pre
vented from voting for tlio person or candi
date thtit was his choice. There was tha
least dlscustlon of candidates nt the polls I
over HUW. I saw no other demonstration.
The mon who were booking to prevent tha
peddling of prohibition tickets wcroln dead
earliest , ho worn the men peddling tickets ,
but they were unobtrusive.
N. J. Smith testlQcd. 1 tun u resident bl