The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 25, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY DECEMBER 25 1890.
EMPEROR WILLIAM'S PRO-
POSED INCOGNITIO VISIT
THE DUMAY-BROUSE DUEL.
Arrival of the Cxarowltz at Bombay Sir
John Pope Heonssy McCarthylte'
Elected In Kilkenny Ma-
empekob William's visit.
Paris. Dec. 23. The Goulois announced
today that Emperor William had decided
to visit Paris. The emperor according to
Jhe Goulois will travel incognito and will
ake np his residence at the German em
bassy. Subsequently according to the
newspaper mectioned the German emperor
will proceed to uarnes ana stay tnere.
It is also stated that tbe subject of the era-
peror's contemplated visit to Paris has been
discussed between Chancellor Caprivi and
M. Herlette French ambassador. The
matter. It appears was eventually referred
to M. Ribot minister of foreign affairs and
on Dec. 18 tbe French cabinet witn M. ue
STreycinct presiding fully discussed the em
peror's proposed visit.
TUB BBOUSSE-DUMAY DUEL.
Paris Dec. 23. The terms of the duel
arranged between M. Dumay member of
the chamber of deputies and M. Brousse
-chairman of the municipal council of Paris
call for pistols at twenty-live spaces. If the
exchange of shots does not result in injury
to either party the duel is to be concluded
wnn swurus xuts uuet it is u'rcuuy au
nounced is the result of the quarrel yester-
day in the lobby of the Hotel De Ville be
tween the two centlemen named dnriner
which M. Brousse struck Dumay a blow in
Kilkenny Dec. 23. The official result of
the election yesterday to fill a vacancy in
the house of commons is that Hennessey.
nominee of the anti-Parnellites is elected.
In spite of the excitement caused during
tne past weeK tne political struggle wtnen
lias been taking place in this parliamentary
-district and though the actual result of the
battle fought between the Parnellites and
-anti-Parnellites was practically in doubt
up to the hour of noon there was little or
no excitement in the streets.
In the streets of Kilkenny this morning
peace and quiet outwardly at least seemed
to reign on all sides the streets being the
quietest portions of the town. Messrs.
Parnell Harrington Redmond Scully
Hennessey and Healy were inside of the
court bouse at an early hour awaiting with
varyingemotions the actual announcement
of the result.
Though the Parnellites claimed up to the
last moment that victory was oovenug over
their banners the defeat of their candidate
was virtually admitted long before the
close of the polls yesterday. During the
morning as has been the case since the
polls closed the door of the counting room
m the court house was strictly guarded by
police but there was no attempt to create
4iny disturbance. Shortly befori noon Mr.
Davitt came out ef the court house and
told the Associated press correspondent
that he (the correspondent) could accept it
as a fact that Mr. Hennessey's majoritv
would be about 1200 and that the Parnell-
ites had suffered a hopeless and crushiife
RESULT OF THE ELECTION.
Kilkenny Dec. 23. The result of the
election was as follows: Hennessey 2602 ;
Scully 1356. Majority for Hennessy 1146.
Kilkenny Dec. 23 A. revision of the
count shows that the majority for Mr. Hen-
nessy should be 257 instead of 2502 as at
first announced. It is announced here that
Dr. Tanner is bringing suit against Parnell
for libel contained in a speech made by the
latter during the course of the late political
Leading members ol the Paniellite party
in this section after tbe announcement of
the defeat of Cully had been made were to
be seen dolefully parading the court house
passages apparently being in a very de-
spondent state of mind. As a matter of
tact However tne .rarneiutes were not so
discouraged as they might be expected to
be for it is admitted that it was really a
victory for the priests and that had they
dot adopted the tactics they did the result
of the election might have been different.
Ima 'diately alter the sheriff had oflic-
dally ai..iounced the result of the polling
the Parnellites present moved in a body to
the front of the court house and then with
a cheer they hoisted Parnell upon their
shoulders and gave him what might be
termed a rousing reception.
Mr. Parnell made a speech saying that
he would not be turned aside from his de-
termination to do his duty to Ireland.
Seeing that the result of the coir.estin
iNorth Kilkenny was brought about by
-a conspiracy Parnell said be would
go-through Ireland righting every election
and that he felt confident of eventual tri-
umph. Vincent Scully will lodgea petition
protesting against tbe election of Sir John
Pope Hennessy on tbe ground of undue in-
fluence on the part of the priests particu-
larly referring to the priests' action in con-
nection with the illiterate voters of Castle
In connection with the formal protest
to be made bj Vincent Scully
gainst tbe validity of tbe election of
Hennessy as a member of parliament from
North Kilkenny. It is stated that over 200
votes are challenged by the Parnellites.
Dublin Dec. 23 Thefirst public meeting
of the McCartbyite committee took place
today. It is almost needless to add that
everybody present was filled with en-
thusiasm at the result ol the recent con-
test in North Kilkenny.
Panama Dec. 23. The ccn tract between
Wyse and ihe Columbian government
signed recently has been approved by con-
gress and legalized. Tbe basis of the con-
tract is that the company pays for land
appropriations on the Isthmus the gar-
rison's expenses 150000000 francs in
five annual installments deducting the
government debt and 5.000000 francs in
privileged shares. A twenty-six months
limit is allowed in which to reorganize the
company and review the work. Wyse is
expected here about January 5 and intends
to remain some time on the Isthmus to ar-
range matters generally before returning to
Buenos Ayres Dec. 22. The rumor to
the effect that a plot to overthrow the gov-
ernment existed and that several persons
bad been arrested for complicity in the con
spiracy has been continued ine plot
however is not an important one and the
public is not excited.
EXTENSION OF THE STRIKE.
Glasoow Dec. 23. The railroad strike
has exiended to Edinburgh and it is feared
tbe full extent of the trouble has not been
Washington Dec. 23. The president
sent to the senate the following nomina
tion today :
Col. Chas. Sutherland surgeon to be sur
geon general with the rank of brigadier
general vice J. H. Baxter deceased.
REAGAN'S FREE COINAGE BILL.
Senator Keagan today reintroduced his
free coinage amendment offered by him
some days ago to the Sherman financial
bill with the intention of applying it to the
caucus bill reported this morning from the
THE RULE OF CLOTURE.
' Washington Dec. 23.- Chairman Aldrich
of the committee on rules was tms mom
ing instructed to report the cloture rule to
the senate. This Senator A ldrich did dur-
ing tbe session of the senate and at his re-
quest it was laid on the table to be called un
alter due notice to Ihe senate. The rule
provides that when in the opinion of any
senator a question snail nave Deen consid
ered for a reasonable time he may demand
that debate tnereon snail be closed and it
the demand shall be seconded bv a major
ity of the senators presentthe question shall
be taken tnereon lortnwitu. rue resolu-
tion provides that each senator may Bpeak
thirty minutes upon the measure includ-
ng all amendments ah motions to ad
journ or take recess after such cloture has
Deen decided upon must De seconded Dy a
majority of the senators present before they
can De put. senator Aiuricn reported a
resolution applying the rule to the election
bill but the dates were left blank.
PROBABILITIES OF THE CLOTURE.
Senator Aldrich intends to leave the city
this evening and it is improbable that any
action will be taken upon the rule before
his return the first of next week.
The president today sent a message to
the senate urging congress at once by joint
resolution or otherwise to continue tne laws
of Nebraska in force in Oklahoma until
after the adjournment of the territorial leg-
legislature. The president in his message
says the question of the location ol tbe
capital has so divided its members that no
criminal cone has been provided and for
this reason he urges that measures looking
to the relief of pending criminal cases be
AMENDING 1NTEI1-6TATE COMMERCE.
Representative Burton ol Ohio today in
troduced in the house a bill to amend the
iuter-siate commerce act by adding there a
section relative to railroads doing business
partly in tbe United States and partly in
adjacent foreign countries. 'It requires sucb
a company to obtain from the inter slate
commerce commission a license or permit
'to engage in such business. In making its
application the company it is to state the
points at the border ol the United States
and foreign countries where tnllic is
to be transferred and the application is
to contain a stipulation that
the company will obey and conform to the
provisions of the act to regulate interstate
commerce. Tne commission is given juris-
diction to investigate any alleged violations
of tlie act by any company to whom sucb
license mav be issued and it upon investi
gation it is found the law has been violated
tbe commission muy suspend tbe license
for a period not to exceed three months.
II after tne suspension oi tne license nas
ceased the company again violates the law
the commission may suspend the license
for a period not to exceed six months.
Chicago 111. Dec. 23. A serious and
fatal accident occurred at the stock yard
this morning in which two men were in-
stantly killed and several fatally injured.
The wall of the old packing house property
ol Armour & Co. was being torn down when
suddenly the wall collapsed and fell bury-
ing a number of men in the ruins. Mike
Barry and an unknown man was taken out
dead. Mr. Devine and John McEnery are
fatally and several others severely hurt.
Fort Worth Tex. Dec. 23. Attach-
ments to the a mount of $25000 were run to-
day on the wholesale grocery stock of Bate-
man Bros. who failed yesterday with
preferred home creditors to the amount of
$124000. The attaching creditors are New
York Kansas City St. Louis atd New Or-
leans houses the largest amount being the
Armour Packing company of Kansas City
$10000. A statement of assets and liabili-
ties is being prepared.
A Grim Amusement.
San Antonio Tex. Dec. 23. J. A. Con-
ley a man half crazed with drink was ar-
rested today and jailed on a charge of as-
sault to murder. Conley had correlled ten
Mexican) around a camp fire just south of
this city and amused himself by shooting
directly over their heads and commanding
them to sit silent and immovable on pain of
instant death. He resisted arrest but was
finally oyer powered and jailed.
The legislature meets on the 13th
Washington Dec. 23. The reso
lution offered . yesterday by Senator
Morgan directing the committee on
privileges and elections to amend the elec
tion bill so as to show the changes and
modifications Intended to be made were
taken up and was discussed during the
morning hour but no action taken.
Senator Sherman from the committee on
finance reported a bill to provide againbt
the contraction of the currency ' and for
other purposes (the census bill) and it was
read twice and placed on the calendar. The
committee amended the bill in two im
First Bv striking out. the provision for
the replacement of the deficiency in the
National bank note circulation by the issue
ol treasury notes
Second- In the provision for the issue of
$200000000. 2 per cent bonds to be redeem
able at pleasure alter ten years.
The election bill was then taken Tup
Senator tall addressed tbe senate in oppo-
sition to it. Senator Call spoke four hours
and was followed in opposition to the bill
by Senator McPherson. After he had
spoken a few minutes benutur Aldrich
asked Mr. McPnerson to yield the floor
and the request having been complied with
he gave notice of his intention to move an
amendment to the rules providing during
tbe present session for the closing of debate
on any bill under consideration. The pro-
posed amendment having been read Senator
Aldrich asked tnat it De printed ana laid
Senator Gray expressed the opinion that
tbe proposed ameuuinent suouid be re
ferred to the committee on rules.
Senator Aldrich said ttiat a motion of
that sort w as not in order as he had onlv
given notice of his intention to offer a reso
lution for amendment of the rules.
Senator Morgan asxea senator Annum
at what time ne proposed to call up the
resolution lor action r
SenatorAldrii.h promised to give suffi
cient notice before he called it up for con
sideratiou. It was not his purpose to press
it at once
Senator Morgan What would the senator
consider sutncient notice ol his purpose to
take it up?
Senator Aldrich I suppose twenty-four
Senator Morgan Could you not make it
forty-eight nours just tor a convenience?
Senator AUlricb 1 might if 1 tliougbl
that the senator from Alabama would sup
senator wav l asK tne senator lrom
Rhode Island why it should not go to tbe
committee on rules? It seems to me that
is the proper di-position to make of it.
senator Atdrioii me rule itseir snows
on its lace what is intended and I think
that the senate is quite as able to judge of
it primarily as after tbe report from the
committee on rules. There is another
reason which the senator from Delaware
understands as well as myself. A majority
member of the committee on rules (IngaUs)
has obtained leave of absence from the sen-
ate and is now absent and will
be during the next two weeks.
That leaves the committee equally
divided politically and 1 assume mat a
recommendation from the committee ' on
rules under these circumstances would be
of little avail to either side of the chamber
therefore I hope that the resolution will
not be referred and 1 do not understand
the senator from Delaware to maka that
Gray I enter that motion but I will not
press it. We will let the matter lie.
The resolution was laid on the table and
ordered to be printed and Senator McPher-
soii resumed ins argument against tne elec-
tion bill. Without finishing his speech
Senator McPherson yielded to a motion for
exclusive session and afterwards tbe senate
adjourned. It was agreed when Benate ad -
journs tomorrow it will be to meet on Sat
The house without transacting any busi
ness of importance adjourned u-til Friday.
New Orleans La. Dec. 23. Atwood
Violett & Co. say :
Futures We stated yesterday that the
price of January and that of middling here
showed the latter was quoted too high. To-
day all grades under good middling were
reduced c and should have been even
more. The situation today has looked to
us as weaker than at any other time and
we look in vain for any support to the mar
ket except by a reaction by shorts covering
very large accumulations of undesirable
fjrfldoi Rnd Now York will prevent in
our opimou auy liiipiovemeni in coniiuits
so long as they ore held for tcnderable pur-
poses. January is selling here at 2 and in
New York at 4 points under Monday. Each
month will be affected in the same way.
There will be a time when such grades will
be taken up and exported. When tbey are
we shall be quick to advise our readers.
Port receipts are 52800 against 55400 last
year and tomorrow bere tbey are esti
mated at 14000. We anticipate large Jan
F. o. b. offerings though not large arc of
good character. The largest offerings were
from Alabama. Sales 1100 bales.
Spots Offerings large and the same style
as nsual. Any grades above middling good
style and color demand a premium. Cot-
tons not of good color nominal and J4 to
S-18c nnderqu'niion which were reduced
yc today; middlings 8 la-iuc. Bates 4uou
Chicago 111. Dec. 23. A special from
Mason City la. says the Chicago Mil-
waukee and St. Paul Railway company
has commenced a system of retrenchment
by reducing wages paid to clerks telegraph
era station agents and some section men.
The reduction ranges from $2 to $25 per
Washington Dec. 23. The forecast till 8
a.m. For Eastern Texas: light rain north
erly winds cold wave in Northern Louisi-
ana and Eastern Texas; temperature will
fall 40 degrees at Palestine. For Arkansas
light rain northerly winds much colder
fair Wednesday with cold wave.
FKOM F0HT WOETH
DESPEBATE SHOOTING AF
FRAY BETWEEN TWO
SHOT GUJJS AND PISTOLS USED
Terrible Disease and Panic at Fairfield.
Central Texas the Dlaeaae Supposed
to be MlulngitU.
1urt Worth Tex. Dec. 23. All Fort
Worth was stirred tonight by a shooting
affray between two gamblers iu the city
Luke Short and Charley Wright. Thevare
the leaders of two factions in thg city the
down town and up town gamblers. Short
is one of the best known sports in Texas
i. n . i .i i .
uaviug pui me quieius to more man one
man his last and most noted victim being
Jim Courtright himself a widely
Known desperado. Wright is a quiet
man with pleny of nerve. Tonight
abort got a pretty heavy load of liquor on
and proceeded to Wright's gambling place.
Kh pulled out a six shooter unci nntnrnit
everybody in the place to light out. The
gamblers in the place in their hurry to get
uui uvrnurneo laoies ano lamps and scat-
tered chips and cards all over the room.
Short stepped out in the hall into which
opened several doors ana windows. As
ne did so a hand was thrust through a
aoor and a shot was tired at him. Short
uirnoa quickly rnd tired back. Himn runn
.juiy u luuu oi nucKBiiot came tbroui'ti a
window enteritis ShorL's hin anH
plowing out a large tunnel. 8hort
went down . stairs entered a
uacK and went up town. When his re
vuiver was examined every cnamber was
full. Wright was captured soon after. One
barrel of a double barreled shot ctin wan
empty but lus revolver was loaded iu every
uanium-. wrigm was snot tnrougb tbe
Ightarni. Both were nut nnitnr n tlfMUl
A FATAL MALADY.
Fairfield of Which all the
Fairfield Tex. Dec. 23. The disease
supposed to be meningitis is proving very
fatal in Fairfield. The first case developed
here one week ago today. Tod deaths have
occurred from the disease and two are sup
posed to be dying. Several new cases have
developed. Medical aid seems to be of no
ava.l. Every case has proved fatal except
those just stricken down. State Health Of
ficer Rutherford has been telegraphed for.
The people of this place are fieemir in vrv
direction. By tomorrow there will not be
well ones enough left to wait on the sick.
Suicide of an Old Bachelor.
Wichita Falls Tex. Dec. 3. One J. II.
Strain committed suicide here tonight by
shooting himself through the head with a
44 Smith & Wesson pistol. Strain was in
his room at J. C. Dunn's Windsor hotel at
the time he committed the deed. He has
been in tnis city for about two months.
coming here from Elkhart Ind to no
into business with James Callahan in the
wholesale liquor business. Since he has
been here he has been on several protracted
sprees. He was just getting over one of
tnese and bad not drank any for two or
three days and it is supposed that his
nerves were so unstrune as to cause him tn
commit the rash act. Strain is a bachelor
and is some 45 or 50 years old.
Glimpses of Georgetown.
Georgetown Tex. Dec. 23. On last
Saturday night Henry Hoyle son of Jailer
F. Hoyle was cut in the back by a negro
named Jim Tiner. Tiner was jailed and
Hoyle's wound is not serious.
The consecration of Grace church of this
city will take place on next Sunday Bishop
Gregg of the diocese of Texas conducting
tbe consecration service.
The Southwestern univernit.v will crlvo
holiday after tomorrow Tuesday evening
f next Monday.
Tne right of way for the Georgetown and
Granger railroad will be finished in a few
days when the locating Hue will be run
and bids for the grading asked for. It is
intended to have I lie road completed and
in operation by April 1 1891 and from the
way the directors are working their ex-
pectations will be realized.
There is considerable sickness bere of a
mild form caused from cold. The doctors
pronounce it epizoatic and all take their
pronunciation of the disease as correct.
Taking Christ ma.
San Antonio Dec. 23. On Christmas day
the Southern Pacific railway will stop 11
traffic save mail trains and give the bands
a rest. Passenger trains which tarry tbe
mails will be run as usual. This order ex-
tends from New Orleans to Los Angeles. It
is believed to be the first instance of an
American system stopping its freight trans-
portation on account of a legal holiday. Of
course the engineers and brakemen who
run the trains draw no pay for their Idle-
ness. They are paid by the mile.
Smallpox in Honxton.
Houston Tex. Dec. 23. So far three
cases of smallpox have developedJiere.and
the community is considerably excited.
The city has erected a pest house for their
care and the bishop of this diocete has
sum moned sisters of charity lrom Gal veston
and New Orleans who will take charge of
and nurse all cases.
Dallas Tex.. Dec. 23. Cliff Scott was
shot and dangerously wonnded by V. B.
Halsell son of County Commission Halsell
A few days ago Commissioner Halsell was
arrested by Scott for trespassing on the
court nouse grounds. This was followed
by the arrest of Scott for assault
un naiseu. scow was fined $15 and
costs. Today V. B. Halsell met 8colt
asked him to have a drink. After paying
for the drinks Halsell pulled his gun and
cu live uuies me last snot taxing etle"t.
Halsell surrendered. His bond was fixf d
at 1750 winch he gave. The Halseils bear
a guiHi repiuauon. Scott says he thought
the trouble with the Halsella Wflft Avar' n 4
that today's attack was a wilful attempt at
assassination. Scott is reported crowing
vnnifl tstntvht Ua h.. - I.. i ?
He Hakes an Address at the Reform Club
New York Dec. 23. Tonight ex-Presi-
dent Cleveland made an address at the Re
form Club dinner given in the banquet hall
of Madison square garden.
In the course of his address Mr. Clevelan
The Democratic party is willing to trust
the ordinary intelligence of our ueonle for
an understanding of its principles. It does
not seat itself above the common feelings
and sympathies of humanity and in an ar-
rogant assumption of? superior learning
formulate political doctrines suited only to
. I e. 1 -j j i . - .
iuusb iuvo'cu wnii uurauceu eniicat onai
opportunities. It recognized the fact at. the
outset ol tne campaign of education
that it was not the ignorance of
tne people which had led them
to submit to the evils of bad gov
ernment dui it wus partly ow;ng to the
buHV lutlivitv of their nrmiimfiiinM ami lha
consilient neglect of political subjects and
t'uiwjr iu ujo nuiiiv ui uieir party lies and
their unquestioning confidence in party
leadership. Having once settled upon their
political adulations they had been wont tn
turn from a watchfulness of nubiio affairs to
the daily routine of their labor with much
virtuous satisfaction in the reflection that
they were not politicians.
Therefore the labor of their education In
the campaign has consisted in persuading
them to hear us to examine the theories of
partv organizations and the ends m whiih
they lead to recall the promises of politi-
cal leadership and the manner in which
sucb promises have been redeemed and to
counsel us as to the means by which their
condition could be improved.
Never was mote intelligent honest and
effective effort made in a noble cause than
that made by the Democratic party and its
allies in this work. Our fellow oountry-
men were approached not by fabricated
extracts from English tournals and a Ivinir
demagogic cry of British gold; not by
fraudulent pictures of the ruin of
American industries of the ustlce
of governmental favoritism was
questioned; not by a false presentation of
the impoverishment and distress of our
laborinar men which would follow their
independent political thought and action ;
not Dy a disgraceful proposition for the
purchase of their suffrages; and not by the
cruel intimidation by selfish employers of
those dependent on them for the wages ol
Cards are out' for the marriage on
Wednesday December 31 of Mies
Alma Miller and Mr. Willie H. Aius-
Fixed His Bond.
John Mynier charged with robbery
near Taylor had his bond fixed by
Judge Key at flCOO in default of
which he was remanded to jail.
The United States Court.
The United States court will not
meet until February. It has been
thought by some that the term com
mences next month. Just now it
looks as if the docket will be light.
Horse thieves appear to be operating
extensively all over the country and
in this county they have been very
uccessful of late in getting away with
horses farmers and others hould
bo on the watch out for them.
Mrs. Ryan and Mrs. Mitchell have
aceived the following contributions
for the Confederate Home :
Han baba $135 75
jiempsteau Zi 00
Matagorda 1 35
D. M. Fiur & Co't
ntuitntcd Descriptive and Priced
For 1891 will be mailed FBFF i
lto all applicant and to lail acaton't J
I cuitomere. it la better thao ever.
c.ry penoa mine Cardtn
Flower cr Field Seeds
should end for it. Address
D. M. FCRRV 4 CO.
I Larxest Seedsmen io the world i
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
AN ENGLISH MURDERESS EXECUTED.
Hanging of Mrs. Nellie Pearcy la London
for the Crime of Murder.
London Deo. 23. Mrs. Nellie Pearcy was
hanged this morning for the murder of Mrs.
Hogg and her baby. The crowd outside
the prison walls set up a loud yell when
the black flag t bowing that tbe woman waa
hanging on the scaffold was hoisted on the-
prison flag staff. During the night the un
fortunate woman was quiet and resigned
and for severalties prayed in company
with the prison chaplain. Later she con-
tessei that the sentence passed upon ber
was a Just one though she said the evi
dence upon which Bhe waa convicted waa
The crime for which Mm. Pnrcw wiucnn.
victed was committed on Oct. 24 last. Dur- .
ing the morning of Oct 26 the body of a
W'linan subsequently identified as that of
Mrs. Hogg wus found in South Hamn-
stead. The dead woiimn'a throat hnrl been
cut and her skull fractured. The police
UPOIl ilivestiffillion fminrl Mra Ttni.ir hnrl
visited Mrs. l'earcy on the previous after-
noon taking her babe with her. Upon
searching the l'earcy residence evidence of
bloodv struiru'la wus nlitninrl mil Mm. '
l'earcy was ooon afterwards arrested. At
he coroner's inquest the motive of
he murder was revealed. Uiilv. the
husband of the murdered woman
testitiej to the fact that ho had been inti.
mate with Mrs. Pearcy. It was also shown
at the inquest that the two women had .
quarreled during the visit paid by Mrs.
Hogg to Mrs. Pearcy. and finiillv the latter
admitted Mrs. Hogg made the remark that
she did not like her and she (Mrs. Pearcy)
thereupon assaulted and eventually mur-
dered Mrs. Hogg. Mrs. Pearcy then re-
moved the body to the place where it was
found. The dead body of the murdered
woman's child was subsequently found
near the spot.
While noon the scaffold Mrs. Pearcy tn.
peared to be thoroughly calm. Previous
to being pinioned the unhannv woman
hook hands with the hangman and re
peated to him the assertion which she
made to her watch vAHtarHiiv numoiv
That she would "die like a man." On ber
way to tbe scaffold Mrs. Pearcy positively
refused any assistance saying quietly to
those who offered to help her along the
path leading from her cell to the scaffold :
"I can walk bv nivself." Whnn nna nf
the prison attendants who had shown con-
siderable kindness to the poor woman .
while she was tn confinement offered to ac
company her to the spot where she was to
die. Mrs. Pearcey replied with a sad
"If VOU don't mind anina T Am nlnnqed in
have you near me."
Then the sad procession weiided its way
to the scaffold Mrs. Pearcy never faltering
for an instant and meeting her fate as she
said she would "like a man.".
A VISIT TO THE INDIAN CAMPS.
Scoot Interview the Hostile In Camp
at Bad Lands. '
Omaha Neb. Deo 21. A Bee special
from Pine Ridge Agsncy 8. D. says an
Indian scout named Stands the first who
has returned from a visit to the Indian
camp in Dad Lands says a spirit of intense
hostility prevails there. All of his efforts
to induce them to oome in were answered
with jeers and war cries. The Indians said
they had been ready to meet the soldiers
for a month but the latter were warHi
and afraid to come out and fight.
CAPTURE or THE MESSIAH.
Pike Ridoe Aoekcv. Dec. 23. The nolfnA
have arrested the Messiah down In Red
Cloud's camp. When they nulled the
white blanket off tbey found an intelligent
but barmlecs crank. A. C. Hopkins by
name from Nashua Iowa. He claimed he
was bere in the interest of the police and
that he had come because the Indians mis-
interpreted bis mission. He wants to go to
the Bad Lands but Atrent Rover
changed the address to Chodron starting
him under an escortof police. Some of the.
Indians were indignant over his arrest
wiitie uuiers mugneo ana said tie was a
crazy fool. None of the chiefs take any
stock in him and Red Cloud walked np to
him and said:
"You go home. You are no son of God."
The Messiah claims that he will go to the
Bad Lands. One hundred of the friendly
Indians have left on their peace mission.
They took three wagon loads of rations.
Hei kna Mont. Dec. 23. -The bodies of
the four Indians hanged last Friday at
Missoula have been buried at St. Ignaliai
mission. The bodies were lowered in tbe
graves In the presence of 1000 Indians. At
night the families and relatives of the dead
men gathered and hegaDa weird ceremony
after the style of the old Indian funeral
rites. The Indian police dispersed the
crowd. Tbe wives of LaLasee and Pascale
bad cut gashes in their own heads and
were preparing tocutoff the fingers of one
hand when stopped. The children of the
dead Indians also gashed their hands and. -heads
and blood was dropping In the graves
which had been partially opened.
S'rkness In New Orleans.
New Obleahb La. Deo. 23. A weekly r.
port of the city's mortality shows the larg
est number of deaths during any one week
ever recorded hero since yellow fever pre-
vailed iu an epidemic form twelve years
ago 230. Tbe large death rate is due in
the opinion of prominent physicians to the
prevalence of the grip of which there are
now nearly 3000 cases under treatment
U. S. Gov't Report Aug. 17' 1889.
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