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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, PECEMBElt 21, 1000.
LOEB .UPHOLDS PARR CLAMl Leslie Harris
A WARRIOR OF OTHER DAYS
Reminiscences of Red Cloud as an
' Agency Indian.
Collector Bulei that Deputy ill . .""'wr ,
Original Sugar Informer. KODDinC bate
LARGE SUM IS INVOLVED
Maa Wkt Dlacvrl Steel p n
la Real Wilt Probably H '
eel re Thre-taar4er of
NKW YORK, Deo. . William Loeb, Jr.,
collector cf the port of New York, ha ap
proved the claim to moiety by Richard
Parr, tit deputy collector and original In
former In the sugar fraud on the $2,180,486
paid Int the United State treasury by the
American Sugar Refining company, a re
tttutlon for duties evaded by underwelgh
According to the statute regulating- such
awards,' Parr will receive "not exceeding
In amount one-half of the net proceeds,",
which will mean In this case, If the claim
Is approved by the Treasury department,
approximately tl.000,000. Mr. Loeb approved
the claim only after a thorough Investiga
tion by Harrison Osborne, solicitor of the
customs. He held that the claim was valid
In that Parr on November 20, 1907, discov
ered a ' steel spring which was used by
the company's checkers to Influence the
weight of draughts of ugar adversely. This
laid bar the scheme to defraud and It was
due to Uie evidence obtained as the conse
quence Of the event of November 24 that
the Jury In the civil suit against the com
pany last spring gave a verdict of guilty,
which was followed by the paying of the
penalty. S13S.4Se.SS. and the restitution of
Several Other Claimant.
Mr. Loeb. could not bo seen tonight. It
was said at hi house that h had retired
early and would not be disturbed.
Parr Is not the only claimant for the
award. He ha a serious rival In Edward
Brother of Los Angeles Man Who
Attempted to Loot Bank in
Illinois "is Under Arrest.
L03 ANGELES. Cal.. Dec. . Leall
Hani, 25 year old, an attorney and
brother 4f Lamar A. Harris, vrhose sen
sational attempt to rob a bank In High
land Park, 111., and with his subsequent
suicide, caused a sensation two months
ago, waa arrested yesterday and charge
with 1-avlng robbed the safe in a store
where he formerly was employed.
According to the police, $700 was taken,
and toOO was found, wnere Hairl had hid
den It. Harris refused to make a state
ment. He wa the sole support of hi
mother, who formerly was wealthy and a
leader In society.
CHICAGO, Dec. 20. Lamar Harris, a
brother of Leslie, robbed the Ersklne bank
at Highland Park, 111., on October 13, and
committed suicide In a shed, to which ha
had been driven by officer and cltlxena
after attempllnv to escape Ir. an automo
bile. Harris had been living In a fashion
able hotel here and entertaining act losses
and chorus girls at lavish utnner parties.
Formerly ho had practiced law In Los
Angeles. Hi robbery of the Highland
Park bank, to which he sped In an auto
mobile borrowed from a mining promoter
whose acquaintance he had mado the night
beforo at an Evanston hotel, followed a
dinner party given the night beforo to a
well known actreB then playing In Chi
LAUDED AS A GREAT CHIEFTAIN
Iatellectaal aad Caaalaa; Character
istic fthowai aa Maar Occaaloa
lion an Afrit Sab
to Be Indicted
T A ...Ati annthor iMiatnm mtilnvi 'ml
tha inference U that Parr will win, for Mother and Two Aunts of Mrs. Ocey
the Treasury department has ratified prac
tically every move of Mr. Loeb In the
There is some oonfllction of statute con
cerning payments of thl character, but It
I said that in any event Parr will receive
SO per cent of the amount named, or ap
Parr was seen at his home tonight and
oonflrmed the report that Mr. Osborne has
acted favorable on his claim and that Mr.
Loeb had ratified the decision.
"I do not know exactly how much I will
receive," said Parr. "In exceptional case
the government awards 60 per cent, but
more usually SO or 38 per oent. All tha
Snead Will Be Charged with
NEW YORK, Dec 20. The three ecen-
trlc sisters, Mm Virginia Wardlaw, Mrs.
Mary Snead and Mr. Caroline W. Martin,
11 charged with th murder of Ocey
Snead, whose emaciated body was found
in a bathtub at East Orange, N. J., will
be Indicted by the Eases county (N. J.)
grand Jury on Tuesday, according to the
program mapped out by the county au
Immediately thereafter application i'or
the extradltlou of Mr. Snead and Mrs.
other claims were before the solicitor, but I Martini now held In the Tomb here, will
th faet that mine wa upheld speaks for
Law Covering Case.
"Moiety,' a used In connection wltb tho
claim, denote a part or portion of, a tha
definition Of the word Indicate. The stat
ute prescribe: "That whenever any off!
be made. It Is believed that the two lis
ters In New York, on the advice of coun
sel, will consent to go to New Jersey for
trial without a legal battle.
Mitt Wardlaw maintained the family'
almost morbid desire for seclusion today
when she requested that tha bars of her
cer of, the custom or other person shall cell be plaatered with newspapers In order
I that the other prisoners might not look
at her. But because of precedent that the
granting of such a request would create.
her plea was unheeded. Mrs. Martin and
I Mrs. Snead, In separato cull, epenl a quiet
day at the Tombs. They ars to be ar
raigned in a police court-tomorrow, for a
continuation of the preliminary hearing
detect ana seise goods, ware or mer
chandise. In the act of being smuggled or
which have been smuggled, he shall be
entitled to such, compensation therefor as
the secretary of Uie treasury shall award.
It ws largely upon Parr's evidence . as
the discoverer of the steel spring that five
former amnlove of tha imMlian Ruimr
Tfir,(r iAmnni . - .,- . . 'which was .begun on Saturday.
week. At' nre..nt h- h.. nhr. of hJ Prosecutor Mott of Essex oountjr. New
I Jersey, said that ne na yosiuv evidence
that both Mrs. Snead and Mrs. Martin
were instrumental,' In eniatlnr the. -.house
ataltor Baa to Be (Divided. hn which Ocey Snead died.- Charles Kirk.
WASHINGTON, Dec 20. Secretary of an 11-year-old messenger boy. will testify
ne i reasury Maoveagh will have to pass that he carried Mrs. Martin's suitcase In
ipon the recommendations of William Loeb, jiam Orange on November 17. while tho
Jr., of the port qf New York that Richard I prosecutor says he' ha additional evidence
Parr be given a "moiety" of the J2,136,48 that Mrs. Martin was in the house after
At present he ha charge of th
weighing department of the customs ser
collected from the American Sugar com
pany for back duties and fines imposed
or Moh avoidance. The secretary could
lot be reached tonight, and, In his absence
lone of the other official of the treasury
Mould discuss the matter.
It was .learned, however, that Parr will
receive nothing Ilk $,00,000. Under th law
passed June 22, 1874, one-half of all such re
coveries goes to the government and one
quarter each to the seising officer and to
the luforiuer. whos information brought
th selsur about, Thl division, however.
is made after deducting duties, expenses
of collection, litigation, eto.
Tho duties In th present case amount
to IS.OOO.t.OS. Thl leave $136,466 to be di
vided a - indicated. The expenses of the
Investigation of the (Sugar trust's opera
tions and the subsequent prosecution have
been so heavy, however, that It Is believed
only a vary amall balance, If any of the
fine, remain to be so distributed.
Ocey Snead met death and before Miss
Wardlaw so tardily notified the police. , ,
in Army and Navy
Seventeen Thousand Sailors at New
York Will Be Given a Fine
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. Every soldier
and aailor In th service of the United
States will celebrate Christmas at the ex
pense of the government.
More elaborate plans are made by the
army and navy for the celebration of
Christmas than any other day of the year,
This year the government will give 'the 17,.
000 sailors of the Atlantic battleship fleet.
which Is a large percentage of those In
the service, an unusually fine spread at
. Last year the fishes of the sea cheated
th bluejackets out of the dinner designed
for them. It happened that the Navy de
partment had aent out aboard tha ocean
steamer Republic a large quantity of cran
berries, nut, apples, turkeys and other
Christmas dainties valued at $61,191, for
the battleship fleet at Gibraltar, then on
Its cruise around the world. The Republic
I LONDON, Deo. 20. Th elecUon com- sank after a collision and so did the blue
palgn bo brought out two interesting com- Jackets' Christmas dinners.
A policy 'has been adopted by the navy
Jerome Talks to
So Says if Lords Ar Given Power
Over Finance Liberals Cannot
Again Regain Power.
munlcatlonS. Jeiem K. Jerome, address
ing th worklngmen at Marlow last even
ing, spoke, strongly ; for th liberals. He
said if th lord wer once given power
over finance th liberal oould nver hope
to tak offlc again, because M out of
every 100 conservative war rich men and
abl to afford to contest an election every
year, If tieocssary, while tho liberal labor
jnen could not stand the cost of yearly
elections, which th conservative could
compel by constantly throwing out th lib
Robert Blatohford. the socialist leader, In
th court of hi series of article on "Tho
German Peril, ' ' today deolare that the
questions of ' budget, - protection and free
trade ar all. Insignificant In tha. face of
thl Impending danger, and uggeu a a
program an immediate vot of $X0,O0O,00O
for th navy, compulsory military service
and universal military training for school
boys, a Urg Incrcaa for secret service
and naval Intelligence, a well as the tax
ation of manufactured Imports, If found
of v taking the bluejacket periodically to
some big port where they may enjoy life
to the fullest. The British navy officials
claim to have discovered that after such
periods of hilarity the sailor Is more con
tented at sea. They will be started off on
their holidays by a big Christmas dinner,
Including oyster cocktails, roast vturkey,
cranberries, pumplnk pie. Ice cream, as
sorted . fruits and nuts, coffee and cigars.
Bones of Celestials
Back to China
Remains of Two Victims of Tragedy
at Union City, Ind., Twenty-Two
Years Ago Dug- Up.
UNION CITY, Ind.. Dec 30.-After they
had been burled in the cemetery her for
twenty-two years, the bones of Bow Hong
.nd bis brother, known as Chung Lung,
wer dug up today and in two suitcase
wer taken to Cleveland. Soon, with the
bone of twenty-flv other Chinese' that
have died In this country, they will be
hipped to Hong Kong,
y . , . . i uuw nun aiiu I1UHB luue vim
ah. -gscviuuc umiiui oi Denver hldeou tragedy In a llttl laundry they
Dies After Taking One and Former operated for their brother, Sam Hong.
Sends Powders to
Husband is Arrested.
DENVER, Deo, .-Tne story told Wat
night by his daughter, Lilian, 7 year old.
caused tha arrest of Theodora Erhardt,
rhoe divorced wife, Mr. Josephine Kr
bardt, idled today. According to th child
story, Erhardt called upon hi former wife
yesterday and finding that sh had a head-
ach. offered to send her soin headache
powder. Mr. Rrhardt took a powder
this jiorning and died sevrl hour later.
Th powdai were fuuad to contain. a large
amount- of strychnine.
Bow Hong, after trying In vain to per
suade Chung Lung to desert Sam's laun
dry and start a plac ot their own, mur
dered his companion with an ax as he
was sleeping. Bow Hong than plunged
Into hi own body many time a crooked
Chines dagger and finally thrust th
weapon Into his throat befor he fell.
Every year Chines have put food on th
grave of th two friend so that the evil
spirit might be placated and permit the
dead to rest In peace.
For Croup there Is nothing better than
"Deat" frvoa liloed rlau
was' prevented' by G. W. Ciyl, Plunk, M..
who litUri till dttngerouB- -aund with
Buck!.' n' "Arnica' Sulv. EcT'For sats by
Utatou Dl 1 Ct
It Is nineteen year almost to a day
since th last flicker of Indian warfare
was snuffed out at Wounded Knee, De
cember 2. 1SSK). A span of more than
forty years reaches back to the troublous
times when Red Cloud end his followers
were open foes of the paleface. Tho
drubbing which followed the Fetterman
tragedy and later drastic measures con
vinced the chief that the red man was
hopelessly outclassed In the race for feu
premacy. But while outwardly at peace
the heart of the warrior throbbed for the
blood of the Invaders .and his hands Itched
for scalps. Shrewd, tricky, unreconciled
to conditions he could not change, the
subdued warrior maintained an outward
show of peaco and counseled warring
braves In methods of warfare. ' No white
warrior of the west knew the savage cun
ning of Red .Cloud as did General Ooorge
Crook, When the Rosebud campaign ot
1870 began one of the first moves of Gen
eral Crook was to clip Red Cloud's wings
by stampeding all the ponies of his tribe,
a maneuver which prevented Red Cloud's
active participation In that campaign.
The death of Red Cloud calls forth much
interesting comment and reminiscence of
his times In the weet. Newspaper obitu
aries of the old chief class him as "the
noblest Roman of them all." a post master
of Indian cunning and "an Intellectual
giant of a vanishing race." The Spring
field (Mass.) Republican puts him on
pedestal with Brant, Red Jacket and
Oceola, "those who have been statesmen
and warriors In the long strife with the
white Invaders and despotlers of their
country." The Baltimore American lifts
him to the level of King Philip and Te-
cumseh, "as one of the Indian Immortals.'
"Red Cloud," says the New Tork World
"was a wily but an honorable foe.
good fighter, but a man of his word when
the tomahawk was burled." "He had
something of military genius," according
to the Chicago Post, "and with a com
mand that was only half armed he fought
well and valiantly for the country that
belonged to him."
When He Prayed.
An Instance of his mental alertness In
council Is related by General Howard in
a sketch of Red Cloud In hla book, "Fa
mous Indian Chiefs I have known." There
was a "big talk" on between Indians and
government representatives at an army
Dost. "A Christian gentleman." relates
General Howard, "opened the talk with a
prayer, and when he finished, . Red Cloud
said that the Indians prayed to the Great
Spirit, bo he' too would pray. Then fie
asked the Great Spirit to forbid the whit
man taking away the Indians' land and
from wickedly destroying their- homes
where they and their fathers had lived for
years and years. It was a wonderful
prayer, and when Red- Cloud sat- down.
every one kept very still, "for they . did
not know what to say."
Indian White Hook,
' The enforced absence of Red Cloud front
the theater of war in '76 and as Indirect
Compensation for the ponies stampeded by
General Crook, Induced the j government
later on a Jgulld the warrior jt substantial
two-story frame house at Pine Ridge, and
painted it white. It was the most preten
tious dwelling at the, agency, standing
near White Clay creek, and at the foot of
a long range of buttes.
Red Cloud watched the construction of
his house with satisfied curiosity. He
figured that It was a sort of payment for
his ponies, for which he had never re
celved a penny. This bit of robbery, as
he called It, rankled In the breast of th
old fellow. Always a bitter enemy of the
whites, this wholesale swoop on his herd
sealed his hatred. When the house was
finished the carpenters erected a pole In
front of the house and hoisted the A mer
lean flag. The spectacle of the emblem
flying above his own abode so angered
Red Cloud that he cut the halyard and tor
the flag Into strips as soon as it fell flut
tering to the ground. The staff stood In
front of the house, but no one again tried
to float the emblem from Its towering
One day many years ago Red Cloud was
missing from the reservation. Not one of
his family or followers knew whither he
had gone. At least they said so. Runners
were sent here and there, buf no trace of
the old fellow could be found. Days
passed, when finally the agent received a
telegram from Washington to the effect
that Red Cloud, dressed in a rvdy-made
suit of clothes, had called at the White
House to see the president on his own
hook. Later it wa learned that the ag
grieved traveler informed 'the executive
that the agent was a baby, that his people
were getting pickaxes Instead ot beans for
rations and that, above all other things,
he had not yet been paid for the ponies
th troop had taken from him. A week
later Red Cloud appeared on th reserva
tion a Unexpectedly a he' had disap
peared. - 11 bad mad the long trip-with
out escort or permit and had made hi ap
peal single-handed and without the prca
enco of a delegation of his tribesmen, a
custom which he held iii contempt.
Krd Hand and McGIIIicoddy.
Of all the agent at Pin Ridge Red
Cloud held but ono in respect. This was
Dr. McGllllcuddy. He held the post for
even years, from 1879 to 1S&C, and acquired
a thorough knowledge of Indian character,
boon after he toobr charge of the reaerva
tion Red Cloud attempted to hold the offi
cers In contempt. He even went so far as
to laugh at the doctor's slender physique
and to pooh-pooh th way affairs wers
being conducted in the agency offlc.
On day Red Cloud was particularly of
fensive. UcGllUcuddy,-who wa not court
ing trouble, but who 1 not afraid of the
devil himself, took th pompous, conceited
Uadtr of the Ogallalas and pulled his big
Roman nose and swatted him hip and
thigh. As Red Cloud emerged from the
office door b wa kicked In the most
ample part of hi royal carcass and sent
sprawling upon th walk. From tliut time
until McGllllcuddy left th agency he and
Rd Cloud wr th beat ot friends. So
much did the Indian think of the doctor.
in fact, that he bestowed upon him the
nam of Thunder-in-Hl-Neck, observing.
It Is supposed, tha hoarse voice of th doc
tor. One night Red Cloud wa sorely
troubled with an obdurate' liver. H called
at the agency pharmacy and told McGllll
cuddy by mean of signs and an Interpreter
that b waa ill. Two dose of oalomel were
given the red man, who swallowed th
powder and prooeedtd to make payment.
When he wa told that tha medicine waa
free he demanded two more doses, which
h tossed Into hla mouth: Later that night
there wei wild howls and grunt from the
whit bouse by tb crek and It' wa nearly
a week, before "Old Rod" - appeared , for
duty. HI- fso then looked Ilk aa old
luaaet applo. so wrinkled and shriveled wa
It. SV'profoundly weak wa he that h-
wuuld smile lul feebly to Dr. ilcailllcuJ !)',
Will You : Stand for Fraud
Most of tho oyaters which hnre been coming to t his City havo been the cheapest, poorest grades.
Moreover they wra often highly adulterated through the addition of freshwater. Such oysters
are only half oysters. They lack the true oyster flavor the delicious tang of the sea. There is
only. one protection against inferior oysters: That is, by always getting your oysters from tho
white and blue porcelain Sealshipticdse.
: If you have been buying this
kind of oysters you simply don't
know what you have missed in
oysters these years.
., . Borne jobbers have been sup
plying dealers with oysters that
were more than half water.
' You have been paying oyster
prices for that wafer. And' the
' oysters were soft and bloated.
A cheap and poor grade of
oysters has been coming to this
,. We Have Revolutionized
Oyster Selling in This City.
Sealshlp Oysters has been introduced, which
reaches you as fresh and fine as the day they left
the Atlantic coast. Oysters which are all solid
meat without water.
Tou can now get oysters unadulterated by
- And vry dealer who Want to become a mem
ber of th Sealshlpt System can now get the gen
uine, original Sealshlpt Oyster.
So can restaurants and hotels.
Sealshlpt" Means Oyster
Please bsar In mind that the Sealshlpt Oyster
. System .means oyster Insurance to you.
You are absolutely protected against watering
'-' The growers are members of the sealshlp Sys
tem. They are under rigid contract. So are the
. W VTH H(ytAlM.n
Vales yonr dealer has the white and blue
porcelain Sealnhljjitraae ehovru above, he I not
a iMnkrr of ov.r system,
Sealshlpt Oysters all varieties are shucked
as they come from the beds. Then fhey are
warjied In pure water. The solid meats are im
mediately packed In sterilized, air-tight, steel
containers and sealrg all at the seaside.
In transit these alr-tlbt containers aia Iced
from the outside. No ice, no water ever tdtiches
th oyster meats. . 1
Ne flavor, no goorlness la lost In shipment
When you eat Sealshlpt Oysters you get th same
sea flavor In Omaha that you would If you at
thera right out pf the shell at the seashore.
Sealshipt Oysters Are Not
Sold in Tins
Because of their vast superiority In freshness,
flavor and purity, people who once taste Seal
shlpt Oysters will never take any other.
So unscrupulous jobbers haa attempted to
take advantage of this demand.
Soaked or floated oysters, with the surplus
water drained off, so the oysters appear fairly
olid, are put up In tin cans. Thore are often
dishonestly offered as Sealshlpt Oysters.
Beware of thl fraud. O.noln Sealshlpt
Oysters are never packed, shipped or sold in tin
They ar sold only frm th clean and beauti
ful whit and blue porcelain fealsblptlcaae,
Thl Realshtptloase bears th registered Seal
shlpt trade mark. Thus you can always mak
sex. whether you are getting the genuine Seal
shlpt Oysters, th oysters that smack of th sen.
Better Oysters for Omaha
Because of Sealshlpt competition all oysters
old In Omaha from now on will be of Improved
quality. But no, other pan compare In taste or
In food value with Sealshlpt Oyster.
Sealshlpt Greenports, Blue Points, Oyster Bays.
Narraganaette, Northports there are th chola
est oyster the world .mows.
Sealshlpt Price the Standard
of Oyster Value
We especially recommend Sealshlpt Oyster
form Northern beds, sunh a Oreenports, North
ports, Blue Points. Oyster Bay and Narragan
aette. Unadulterated oysters from the localities
cannot be sold at retail for less than SO cents a
pint for Standard, amall slses. Whll th large
sires, medium, select and counts sell for IS to
40 cents a pint
As far as quality and flavor or concerned a
tandard is as good as a count.
Remember, the sis of an oyster has nothing;
to do with Its flavor quality. Large oysters ar
Imply older oysters.
Below are th name of retail dealers In Omaha
who sell Sealshlpt Oysters. The ar bona
fide Sealshlpt Agents. ' .
More dealers are signing with us every day.
Tour own dealer will Join the ranks as soon aa
you ask him to. Later advertisements will an
nounce the names of more dealers.
THE SEALSHIPT OYSTER SYSTEM, Inc.
415 South rievcoth Street
414-20 South Eleventh Street
Omaha Branches Telephone
Dealers, telephone us Immediately and we will send you a representative
T. V. Alison, 1322 N. 24th.
B.f jLitfai8ii7; 2018 Farnani.
' Blum'entijal, 2002 Cuming. ;
-' BuD&ell & Son, 108 Casa.
Butts St Co., 3560 Farnam.
Cnurtjyry -ft Co., nth and Bongla.
Dunffee Grocery Co.,' 6001 Undr-
S. Flnkenstelh, 2002 No. 26th.
Johnson & Qoodlet, 2002 Lake St.
B. K. Ktfnnard, 2321 No. 45th.
Rogenblum Bros., 3921 Cuming.
K. P. Oellgren, 4502 No. 30th.
. Sommer Bros., 28th and Farnam.
H. Rachman, 2307 Leavenworth.
J. D. Austin, 3624 No. 30th.
Chas. Blind, 2804 Leavenworth.
G. F. Hall. 32d and Burt.
G. W. Hartman. 2003 Cuming.
Jos. Houska, 2623 Sherman Ave.
J. M. McAulev, 1806 Sherman Ave.
McCreary & Barlow, 1622 No. 24th.
Martin Reutn, Hayden Bros.
C. 11. Mallinaon, 1612 Capitol Ave.
Schmidt & Son, 616 No. 16th,
Public Market, 1610 Harn.-y.
C. Thorson, 1439 No. 19th.
C. Thorson, 3226 California.
Hansen A Frelck, 16th and Locust.
West End Market, 40th andDodge.
C. Olsen, Benson.
Walnut HUI Grocery, 3820 Hamil
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nm iu nun i nan f rwanmimwM
L',-';-:;-L"-:"';t'--isi fi'Tf iii riTiWii
The Sealshipt Oyster System, Inc.
irorsoeny rxsaonai vysvsr earner
General Office ind Factory: Sooth NorwaUt, Conn.
Sealshlpt Oyster Stations at 80 Coast Foists Scskhi;t4 Groceries csd UariuM Everywhere
Member oi American Assorlsrtoa for tha Promotioa el Purity In tmmi Product
W'-tn'i'iwii'Ti "u1 M'"".1!' f?" iiiiwiiiiii iliiiiiii p
i iui i)iiwi'ifJ'nmi;'
i isf iMSaiwasiMH listens
who found the' old man squatting on a
knoll above the Agency and gazing- wist
fully at the setting sun.
t one tlinel In the Omaha council, ilea
Cloud, openly abused the agent and berated
the government of the Hgency. jHe after
ward came to' the doctor's office and apol
ogized, Baying that he "talk one way
bucks another way Little Beard."
Red Cloud never had more than one wife.
His fellow chiefs had from two to a dozen.
The doctor tells an amusing aneodote of
the chief's first family trouble. One day
the old man came to the doctor and said
that he had had trouble with his wife. He
said he saw that Mrs. Red Cloud was
growing old fast and needed some one to
Help her about her work, so he bought a
pretty Indian maiden, about 20 years old.
and brought her home.' Mrs. Red Cloud
mad serious objections to the matrimonial
arrangement and made the objections so
forcible, with a big butcher knife that
both tho old cli'cf and the wou',d-bo wife
helper fled for their live.
!' A Trap That Failed.
1 On several occasions during the latter
part of November and tluougii December,
Red Cloud visited the headquarters
of the newspaper correspondents then at
Pine Ridge to report tho progress of the
difficulty. Utd Cloud was decidedly
downcast by tho constant reports of depre
dations committed by the hostlles, and lost
no opportunity to counHel peaco and use
his 'influence to end the troublo before the
troops and Indians met In bloody conflict.
Red Cloud and his Intimate friend, Big
Road, leader of one of Uie powerful ban Is
which participated in the C outer massacre,
were together almost constantly during
this period, and were frequently at the
agency up to the day of the battle of
Wounded Knee, December 29, 1E90.
For souia weeks previous and up to that
day there were several thousand so-called
"friendly" Indians encamped about the
agt-nry. But the news of the battle, so dis
torted as to make it appear that Colonel J.
W. Forsyth had disarmed Big Foot's fo'
lowers stood them i'J a row and shot the:n
down like rats In a trap, caused the agmcy
to become alarmed, and they at once stam
peded to the adjacent hills, and made
every preparation for battlo. Red Cloud's
dwelling, a fine frame building, stands A
short distance northwest of the agency
building on the button lands along White
Clay creek, and It was there that the laig?r
portion of the stampoded Indians gathered
presumably for the purpose of coaxing Red
Cloud to stampede with Ihein and assist
in avenging the death of Pig Foot's horse.
Some of the Indians opened fire on the
acency. thinkina iki doubt that in the
icltmnt of th moment th war spirit
of the good chieftain would be aroused
sufficiently to induce him to go with them
After exchanging shots with the troops
and Indian police for a time the Indians
retreated, taking Red Cluud with them, he
afterward insisting that they forced him to
accompany them. Th next day word was
received St the agency that the stampeding
Indians were attacking and attempting to
sack and burn the Drexel mission, located
some four mile north of th agency, and
the seventh cavalry, Colonel Forsyth com
:nuiiUii.v;, was hastily sent out to drive U:e
Indians from the vicinity of the mission
that the cavalry narrowly escaped a repe
tition of the fate of Custer and his troops.
The main position of the hostile camp was
some distance ahead and hundreds of war
riors were discerned running to and fro.
but only a small proportion of the Indians
showed fight, and for some time kept the
troopers hotly engaged.
The regular Indian method of fighting
was adopted, the reds quietly sneaking to
the tops of elevations and occasionally
firing at the troopers, while they them
selves were steadily retreating, toward their
village and slowly drawing the troops to
what the Indians supposed would be their
doom. A trap had been set for the sol
diers, and before they were aware of their
danger they were surrounded on almost
all sides by high elevations. Instantly the
tops of the hills became fairly black with
the forms of what was evidently the entire
force of the hostlles and they prepared to
close in on the troops. Colonel Forsyth
is unquestionably one of the best ami most
experienced Indian fighters In the army,
and ho saw the trap into which the trootts
had been drawn In time to avert serlotis
consequences. Hurrying n messenger to
tile agency, the Ninth cavalry was sum
moned to the scene, and the Indians wore
soon forced to retreat before the com
bined forces of tho (Seventh anil Ninth.
Although Red Cloud claimed he was a
prisoner In the hostile camp at the time,
there were many old squawmen and others
at Pine Ridge who stoutly maintained that
no ono but old Red Cloud himself could
have directed the Indian forces with the
kill anil cunning displayed on that oc
casion. It was generally understood that
to him belonged the glury, from an Inilan
standpoint, of tho skillful management of
tho hostile forces on that day, and no ono
spoke more highly of that great general
ship than the arm officers and solaleru
who participated In the fight.
A few years ago, feeling the end ap
proaching. Red Cloud dictated and sent a
farewell letteir to Buffalo Bill, whom he
addressed by the Indian name of I'e-Ha-
Has-Ku. lie said:
"Tell my friend, Pe-Ha-Has-Ka, thst It
Is Red Cloud that talks to him by one of
my people who knows white man pen
sign. Will talk what I say to him with
my tongue and send by paper. Old Ogal
lala chief, last chief soldier of Kloux,
talks from heart to th White Eagle of
Oreat Father Warriors. I want tell him
old chief soon go to Manltou hunting
ground never ee Pa-Ha-Ho-Ka more. I
ay we light men smoke pipe shak hands
bury hatchet live same tepee. My peo
ple follow white roan's road. Y?u always
good after fight to red brother. I speak
to you to be always friend my people.
Tou good; yo show my young men heap
big village, heap thing I never see.
"Old Indian, ' more old then you, hop
tell Great Father Washington and Great
Father's Heed Man take car my people.
All want to b good. I Uk you come. I
no see you, but I could hear you tnJk.
Shake hands make goodby friend, give
their ears to Pe-Ha-IIas-Ka, be friend to
Sioux. White man rich. Indian poor.
Tell whit man help Indian. I tilk you
last time. Hear down. If black rob speak
straight meet you in hunting grounds in
sky. Tell Scarface brother goodby, too.
Good man friend of Sioux last war Pine
Ridge. "RED CLOUD (His X Mark.)"
Baptisms in Icy
Waters of Hudson
Converts to New Sect Among Negroes
Shiver for Half Hour in Freez
FOVGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Dec.
Charles Walker of Kingston, Jamaica, has
established a new religious sect among the
colored people here and this afternoon ne
baptized two converts In the Icy waters of
the Hudson. The converts were attired In
loose robes and stood on the wharf shiv
ering for half an hour after the baptism.
A short time ago "Elder" Walker baptlzd
in the Hudson Mrs. Pleasant Greene, who
became violently Insane.
Preacher Walker describes hlB new sect
as the "Church of God and the Saints of
His belief Is that all baptisms should be
performed In natural streams, Irrespective
of the temperature.
"It in often necessary," ho said, "to cut
a hole in tho ice in order to perform bap
tlsniB." Pleasant Greene, whose wife was taken
to the asylum following her baptism In the
river, thn-atoncd today- to snoot tne eider
if he again preached his religion to Mrs
Two Men Killed and Thirteen Persons
Seriously Injured When Flyer
Sterling Ware KRE"17P:R lGth Dodge.
Into Toy Stove
Little Girl Burned to Death Playing
with Christmas Gift Mother
Will Probably Die.
EAST ST. LOt'IH. Io. . A toy stova,
which her father had given her toduy In
stead of walt.ng until Christinas, resulted
In the death of Minnie Coming. years old,
In the family home this afternoon. The
girl's mother. Mrs. Katherine Coming, Is
not expected to live, and her father was
The child started to build a fir In the
stove, as sha had ofton au her mother,
by pouring on kerosene. As soon as a
match was touched to the oil the girl's
clothes were enveloped la flames.
Her mother, in trying to extinguish 'tie
blase, being attraoted by th agonising
cries, was burned so badly that at tSL
Mary's hospital tonight th physician an
nounced her recovery to be doubtful.
The child died two hours after being
burned. The father. Edward Comlnir, was
burned In rescuing his wife. Th firemen
extinguished the fire In the house.
Bee Want Ada bejbt LulIiiCBs.
TUCSON, Aris., Dec. 20.-Englneer Tom
Walker and Fireman P. W- Bauer, both
of Tucson, were killed, thirteen person
were seriously injured and thirty-nine
other cut and bruised when eastbound
Southern Pacific passenger train No.
formerly known as the Golden State Lim
ited, was wrecked three mile west of
Benson, at A o'clock thl morning. Th
most seriously injured were brouht to
St. Mary's hospital at Tucson. Among
Wlllard M. Knight, Los Angeles; mail
clerk. . ,
W. R. Walker, Los Angeos; mall clerk,
Mrs. L. A. Bellows, Boston, Mass.
A. H. Foster. Los Angeles; Mall clerk.
Colonel William Fife, Cananea, Mex.
Miss Nellie Corbtt. ,
Kdward G. Kdmunds, mail clerk; Los
The train was running thirty mllea an
hour. Southern Parlflc officials say tb
train struck a curve at too high speed.
Tha engine, buggage oar, mail car and
two tourist sleepers toppled from the rails,
the engine and the mall car rolling forty
feet down Into a culvert. The Other cars
turned over as they cleared th rails, but
did not go into the ditch. -
Two Pullmans and an observation car
remained on thn track and their momentum
carried them WO feet beyond th wreckage.
The Injured were near'y all In the tour
ist sleepers and in the mail ear.
' 1 " " !
Two Girls Are Badly Beaten by High
waymen at St. Joseph,
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec, . -A highway
man who preys on Women only, operated
here Saturday and Sunday, according to
report made to the police. Miss Lou Uarr,
who, with Miss Pearl Olllson, was return
ing horn from a visit to a neighbor, was
frightfully beaten up when She declined
to hold up her hands when the highway
man suddenly confrontsd them In th dark
Saturday night. Her companion stood
helplessly by screaming for help. Rnsldont
of the neighborhood began to run towards
the scene and the footpad fled. Tonight
Miss Rachel Chupeii waa held up In front
of th home of her uncle and after being
knocked down by the robber and kicked
brutally, was robbed of hr pockotbook
containing a small amount. Tb poll
and citizens are searching for th robber.
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