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iale whose is very ality in we sales, vtremely stock kets prices. Lsh'Av. as St* s. 7abrics dch for in this 00 I YARD, t of the jnusual 4 RS' [EAT. Established r FUR CO. 5. / \ ine of \ v in all This libit of VOLUME L - NO. CCCL LAST EDITION. What the Indians Expect of the Coming Messiah. IEARS OF AN OUTBREAK. Oli Sitting Bull Stirring Up the Excited Redskins. I WOMAN'S EVIL INFLUENCE. Jin Wetden Partly Responsible for Sitting Bull's Conduct. gBiSGE SUPEBSTITION OF THE INDIANS. Washwqtok, D. C, Oct. 27.— [Special.]— Reports just received by the Interior Depart - ' jneni from the Standing Roci Agency in Jiorth Dakota indicate that the "Indian millennium " craze is fast increasing. The greatest Sitting Bu'l f of the Sjpux, and they !. - • This superstition, Agent James McLaughlin states, is derived from the more southern Sioux, and is no doubt the same craze that has been agitating the Shoshones in Wyoming and the Cheyennes and Arapahoes in the Indian Territory. Sitting Bull appears to be the high priest and leading apostle of this latest Indian absurdity, and he is the chief mischief - makcr at the agency. Other Indians prominent in the matter are Circling Bear, Black Bird, and Circling Hawk of the Standing Bock Agency; Spotted Elk of the Cheyenne River Agency; and Crow Dog and Low Dog of the Rosebud Agency. Sitting Bull's influence as a disturbing element seems to have grown worse during the last year, and this is partly accounted for, the Agent ^nti Brooklyn, Mrs. N.C.Welden, who went to the agency in June, 1889, announcing herself as a member of Dr. T. A. Bland's society, the Indian Defense Association. She, with Dr. Bland, bitterly opposed the ratification of the sale of the 6urp\us lands of the Sioux Reservation by the Indians, and that pave the Sioux visitor to her house, and grown more insolent and worthless every visit, Mrs. Welden's gifts enabling him to give frequent feasts to the Indians, thus perpetuating old customs and engrafting upon theii superstitious nature this additional absurdity .of the " new Messiah " and the " return oi the ghosts." Strang* Belief of the Indians. Concerning this new craze of the Indians, Agent McLaughlin in a letter to Commissioner ■"sr. - tribe, wad have lately developed i > decimated will be reinforced by i ; thev rntnrn immense herds of buffalo and great indwuUo xmntry. But in order to bring ah result the Indians must do their » believers and thoroughly organiz old seem impossible that any pei how ignorant, could be brought t lanj Indians of this agency actually beliei TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1890 - TWELVE PAGES. course refused to permit her either ting Bull to^^^^&X over the public roads outside of the Indian Ree - matwm, in consequence of which she was very hostile toward* me, and wrote several letters to different parties in condemnation of mv conr*. of which had a demoralizing effect upon him. inflating him with his importance. Kicking Bear and the Ghost Dance. ^ Concerning the great " ghost dance " Mai McLaughlin writes: The 9th inst, upon an invitation from Sitting Bull, an Indian named Kicking Bear belonging to the Cheyenne River agency, the chief medicine man of the "ghost dance" among camp on^Vand^vi "to ***** ghost dance and initiate members. Upon learning of his arrival there I sent a detachment of thirteen policemen, including the Captain and Second Lieutenant, to arrest and escort him from the reservation, but they returned without executing the order, both officers being in a ^da^^ndition^and fearing - the powers of Sitting Bull was insolent to the officer* and made threat* against certain members of the force, but said that the visitors would leave the following day. The 14th I sent the Lieutenant and one man back to see whether the party had left and to notify Sitting Bull that his insolence nd reported that the party had i > Cheyenne before his ai "ghost dance," as the Great Spiri 3 the^agency and talked the matter over wit e sant a message to Sitting I his nephew, One Bull, that 1 want to see him at the agency, and I feel quite confident that I shall put a stop to this absurd craze for the present at The officials of the Indian Bureau here look upon the situation as serious, but they expect to be able to counteract Sitting Bull's influence and curb the millennium craze. REPORT OF COMMISSIONER MORGAN. What I* Being Bone Toward Breaking Up Washington, D. C, Oct 27.— Commissioner Morgan of the Indian Bureau, in his annual report to the Secretary of the Interior, Bays of the Commissioner, tin settled policy of the Government to break up reservations, destroy tribal relations, settle Indians upon their own homesteads, incorporate them into National life, and deal with them not as nations, or tribes, or bands, but as individual citizens. Upon the subject of the improvement of the personnel of the service Commissioner Morgan says that wherever it could be done without too great hardship he has endeavored to remove those who were immoral, incompetent, inefficient, or unfaithful. No one has been discharged on account of politics or religion. Great improvements have been made at the Government industrial schools. Upon the subject of Indians in the public schools the Commissioner says that, Depopulation, he is desirous of bringing the In dian school system into relation with that of the public schools. Not only so, but wherei possible he is placing Indian pupils in 1 public schools. The Commia a and upon this subject says : i compulsory edu - d school ten months vided for less than half UTES GIVING TROUBLE. **" ^ "dent to Protect Settlers, Dexvxb, Colo., Oct 27. - [Special.] - Gov. Cooper tonight received urgent appeals by wire from Glen wood Springs, asking that he Colorado to their reservation in Utah. He once dispatched the following telegram to ,■ best Indian - • their inherent superstitions having been thoroughly aroused. Evil Influences of Sitting Bull. Agent McLaughlin gives Sitting Bull a very oad reputation, saying followers, anTth juton the contrary is capable nciting others (those who be - lacks moral courage. He will aon - progressive of the Sioux. He has announced tying the act < those who have refused to ratify the act or, hav hg ratified, will now oppose surveys and rofuM fo accept allotments will have ail the unoccupied Hp freedom, and therefore will have to be ra - as a disaffected intriguer who grasps llaritr. He is opposed to everything of an electing nature, and is the most vain, pompouaTtad "atruthf ul Indian that I ever knew. His word - is *>t beliered by the more intelligent Indians of I agency, but he has, unfortunately, a tribal "Potation, gained by the generalship of othdrs. *¥* is therefore the idol of the disaffected and I worthless element of the Sioux. I hituslU ■f 86 years. He has been ™ if any change for the better will nis present age of SO ■tetnrbing element here ;*JM8. but has been growing gradually worse the j*K J ear, which is partly to be accounted for by * Presence of a lady from Brooklyn named Mrs. •man Defense Association, and opposed to the ratifying the act of March 21, 1880, de £7~Z* Ul ™e permission to pass tnrougn tne iii^Bpwvatfon to Cheyenne River Agency and «° take Sitting Bull with her. The Sioux Com - ^Sar2?M bein* 10611 *°<aged negotiating with ident Executive Mansion, Washing - large numbers and committing depredations the western part of Routt County, this Stal Aside from damage to private property I constant menace to our people and serious con settlers. The case is an urgent one, and I Inc.!:::; >r the fifty miles to Meeker to reach a post - o The territory invaded by the Indians i Th* ' y Quell Any Uprising. [Special.]— For the last 'four weeks Sitting Bull has been inciting \he Sioux Indians in sympathies of a large number of young bu by telling them the story of his great brai on the field of the Custer massacre, and eral hundred of them had agreed to go on war path at his bidding. The old chiefs, b campaign on the Little Big Horn, offered has just recovered from a long illness and aged chief and his 300 or 400 followers would be quickly checked. Companies G and H, Twelfth Infantry, and Troops F and G, Eighth Cavalry, are at Fort Yates and could probably quell a disturbance witnout other assistance, but if affairs should assume a serious phase through a general uprising of the Sioux along the Missouri the regulars at Forts Tot ten and Sully could be brought into service in a few hourfc, _ MURDERED BY REDSKINS. S. S. Cole, a Freighter, Killed by CoWUs Indians in Washington. Spokajtb Faixjj, Wash., Oct. 27— Dispatches from Wilbur, in the Big Bend country, report mings Ferry Saturday, Oct 11, on his return to Wilbur, and has not sin - » been seen. His blood - stained wagon and hobbled horses were found, out per - sistent search has railed to find the miss, ing man. He had considerable money, and loafing Indians saw him receive it A few days prior to hi« departure the Indians held up anothe. freighter and robbed, him. The whole coun try is being scoured, and a call has been made r^cted Indians. The settlers are fully aroused, and unless the Agent takes prompt action SAYS HE KILLED BENWELL all, confined A Man Signing Himself "The Colonel," Evidently a Partner of Blrehall in Hit Swindling Operations, Writes to th* Condemned Man from Jackson, Mich., Explaining How and Why He Murdered Young Ben well in the Swamp— Woodstock, Ont, Oct. 27. - [Special.] - Sat - urday last the following letter, which throws nood of light on the case of Reginald Birch - death for the murder The letter is on note paper, written in pencil. The handwriting is that of a comparatively illiterate man. The envelope is addressed m ink, and is to " Reginald Burcholl, Woodstock, Ont." It is stamped "Jackson, Miclu, Oct 24, 1890, 4:30 p. m.,» though the letter is dated Oct 5. The letter is as follows: Jackson. Mich.. Oct 5, I8O. - T0 Bex: Well Rei, my dear boy, I have been watching you ever •e partly to blame as w for fear some stray detective might on me. By the time you get this I el will have naught to fear from me that he had s > whole business been a free man today. 'e happened and you won! f way. It would J truck into that notorious swamp just for n there the devil seemed him etraightout that i e could all make a big thing oi s on the spot and he would, too, if I had not awn my revolver, as my blood was up. reasoned with him, and did all could ^to^ get him around, but iree - quarters of an hour, sometimes quietly and metimes otherwise. At last he. jumped up, said > would expose the whole lot of us, and started r the road. I followed and, knowing what ex it all. I'm sorry I did it and r thought Forg ed fool of a lawyer might seethat for yoTto kdl him would spoil your chances of getting the ■e prepared for the worst ' P. S. - I see that Moarty who we met ii Birchall says that when Benwell and he were proceeding to the swamp Benwell had on a good, strong pair of English shoes which were in perfect condition, and when the body was subsequently found the feet were incased in a poor, worn - out pair of boots, which were broken out at the sides and had evidently been worn with rubber overshoes. The foregoing letter affords material which supplies the missing links to make Birchall 's statements of the circumstances attending the death of Benwell highly probable. Birchall states that if he had had any suspicion that he would be arrested for a crime which he didn't commit he would never have remained in Canada. It wjU be remembered that many days elapsed between the death of Benwell and the arrest of Birchall, and this fact gives considerable plausibility to Birch - •AWA.Ont.Oct. 27. - [SpeciaL] - Mr. Sedgwick, Deputy petition that was being signed Sedgwick in reply info is being bronght to bear from high social and for Birchall, but there appears to be little hope lsband's sentence. M; MB. BEEMELIN WAS A LITTLE TOO LATE. the Cincinnati Board of City Affairs. Cincinnati, 0., Oct 27.— Contrary to general expectation an application was made this afternoon for an injunction to restrain Mayor Mosby from appointing the members of the Board of City Affairs authorized by the act of the Legislature passed Friday last The application was made to Judge Hunt of the Superior Court by Louis Reemelin, William Montgomery, and Ed Dunham of the Board of ¥ 1 being a special act conferring corporate members to the two leading political parties. The Mayor announces, however, that he has selected his men, and in the morning will appoint Thomas G. Smith and T. W. Graydon, MEXICO WANTS NO KOBE OF OUR CATTLE. Practically Prohibited In Retaliation for Mo., Oct 27.— [SpeciaLl - Mini Shobe. a cattle - raiser living here, has beei shipping cattle to Mexico consigned to his partner, H. R. Walker. Today he received an order from Walker not to ship any more, as the Mexican Government has just placed an import duty of $500 a car on cattle in retalia tion for the McKinley bilL Building More Worsted Mill*. Boston, Mass., Oct. 27. - [SpeciaL] - ehusetts worsted manufacturers are prepa rp.m the nrofits expected from the new tar . Worsted company of Newton an - ball - player, at one time captain < in a saloon row. He a POOR OUTLOOK FOB PETERS' CREDITORS. I Beliei That the Unsecured Ones Will Not Receive Twenty - five Cent* on th* Dollar. Manistee. Mich.. Oat 27.— The schedule of assets and liabilities of R. G. Peters and the late Saturday evening by the assignee has been closely examined by a considerable number of attorneys' who are representing creditors, and the general impression is that the unsecured creditors wul not receive 25 cents on the dollar. The assignee finds himself much embarrassed. He has less than $300 cash on hand, and the men are clamoring for their pay earned since tjhe 1st of September up to the 16th of this month, amounting to $38,000. The mortgagees will not consent to the removal of any of the securities without paying in advance. By request of Assignee Henry, Judge Junk ins held court this afternoon, when petitions were filed and the court granted orders to place new loans on longer time; borrow money as best he could by selling or mort gaging the personal property to pay off exist - ing liens ; continue tne running of the mills and salt mills ; pay all labor claims, and conduct the business as best he could until next Monday , when the Jud]B will be here to grant such further relief as mfy be needed, JULIA MARLOWE DANGEROUSLY ILL. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 27.— [Special.]— The popular young actress, Miss Julia Marlowe, is dangerously ill at the home of Col. A. E. McClure in this city. She is suffering from a combination of aplments, the chief of which is nervous prostration. A week ago last night Miss Marlowe sprained the tendons Beatrice in "Much sprain did not rvbut Wednesday painful that that the younc through the part. condition of Miss Marlowe was such as serf rasly to alarm her friends. There were pi sent symptoms of typhoin, malarial fever or cerebro - spinal meningitis. The doctors have not yet been able to agree upon the ex ict nature of the ailment Miss Marlowe is lying in a darkened ional nurses. enter the room but the physicians and nurses, j COMBINED TO FIGHT THE STANDARD. Independi a Consojidftl Ftjtdlat, O., Oct. 27.— |SpeciaL]— Arrange - tendency of the Standard price of Buckeye oil to the old figure of 15 cents per barrel. The companies going into the combine are: The Manhattan, the Sun, the Paragon Refining company, the Pluto OH company, the Crystal Refining company, the Craig Oil company, and a number of firms and individuals. The new company represents millions of dollars of property, and wiU gf the. most .formidable organization the Standard has yet had to confront Toledo will be Ihe headquartera, with branch offices at Fihdlay and Lima. The 01 her foot while playing Ado About Nothing." The pain her much Tuesday, evening the hurt had grpwn an apology was made befo ance for any possible slorfc night the pain was so (teat actress could hardly gel tl Dr. Getchell, her physician. stop playing. Today th* CAPTURED HER FATHER'S COACHMAN. Et - mtba, N. Y., Oct 27— [SpeciaL]— Port Dickinson is a charming little suburb of Bing - hamton and is noted for its many charming young ladies. Prominent among them were the three daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Phelps. One of them, Miss Lizxie Phelps, has fallen a victim to the wiles of Cupid. Unknown to the family there sprang up an at father's coachman, William Slatterly, that i, the mother with the father and s Miss Emma have goi being present at the a days. Miss Phelps is i o New York t Phelps and has a cool $100,000 in cash that w left to her by her deceased relative. FORTY POOL - SELLERS 00 SCOT FREE. The Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Because V of Ed Corrigan's Enmity. The cases of A! Hankins, Sid McHie, Joseph C. Mackin, and about forty others, who were charged with pool - selling, were before the grand jury yesterday. Most of the witnesses were the detectives employed by Ed Corrigan. Although the evidence was con clusive the jury was inclined to believe that the prosecution was the result of ity, and by a vote of 10 to 13 it was de its. The it consid - constitutionality of the law 1 Twenty - one indictments of minor imp tance were returned, and the indictmi against Trask, the real - estate shark, was re stated. Trask is charged with swearing U SAM0AN TROUBLES NOT YET ENDED. Be Reopened. Apia, Samoa, Oct. 7.— [Per Steamship Zealandia.]— Although nearly half of the term of three years for which the treaty was arranged between the United States, Ger many, and England has expired, the Chief Justice, for whose appointment prov the natives at the delay of the Powers in at tending to Samoan affairs. There is a ehan< of the whole Samoan question being reopened Germans resident here openly boast that tl CALLED FROM THEIR CABIN ABB KILLED. Land Dispute.: CiTT,O.T.,Oct27. itzer. living at the s line of their adjoining claims, were called to their doors last night by persons unkno' this mommg and brought to this place. It supposed the murder was committed by co PRICE \ TWO > CENTS. 1 OBJECT TO THE TKACKS. Holders of Real Estate on Michigan Avenue longing* Farther Away from th* Boulevard—They Hav* No Use for the Ralls, Shop*, and Yards of the Corporation Committee of Seven Appointed to Investigate. The men and the woman who own about all the lots op Michigan avenue from Adams boulevard came together last night to prepare an organized move against the Illinois Central tracks. The meeting was the result of there cent resolution of the World's Fair directors regarding the filling in and mlinc of the Lake Front. Its object as given out by the leading tlement to be brought about by friendly con - rsy whereby the shops of the road at Thirteenth street should be moved and the tracks carried out beyond the tract which it is "The main thought of every one of the property - owners is the removal of those tracks," Ferd W. Peck put it - Mr. Peck was present at the meeting - place in the Leland Hotel in the double position of a director of the Fair ana one of the biggest owners of Michigan avenue property. Other men present were: S. D. Kimbark, Charlea L. Hutchinson, Martin A. Ryerson, Harlow N. Higin - botham, William Blair. J. P. Whedon. A. Tracy Lay, Warren F. Leland, R. Hall Mc - tck, L hauncey J. Blair, Addison Ballard, The woi Green. Mrs. Green lives in New York, but she has property on Michigan avenue, the members informally after the adjourn - S. D. Kimbark presided over the meeting and J. P. Whedon was elected Secretary. The talk was mostly informal form the beginning, and nearly every one took a hand in conciliation. Mr. Peck and Mr. Hutchinson as directors briefly reviewed the intentions of the board and as property - owners advised a conference that would bring about the result which Michigan avenue has longed for. Then Mr. Telford Burnham came in and gave his views. Mr. Burnham said 'he was confident that the Illinois Central was willing friendly dispositi ward the project, knew that the shipwreck of the Fair would tend to make the agency of that shipwreck popular in the town. He talked with Mr. Ayer last summer, and Mr. Ayer said the and sink its tracks to the level of high water. Mr. Burnham was enthusiastic in his predictions of what the road would be willing to neeting to the what he had told the property - owners. Mr. Burnham is not a Michigan avenue holder, but his prominent connection with the Lake - Front site made his talk interesting. More discussion followed, and in the end Mr. Burnham presented a resoli i Lake - Front, between Ran - and use of the Lake - Front for World's Fair and ark purposes. Therefore, be it vestigate said subject and report a 1 at an adjourned meeting to be held The resolution went through, of course, and the following were named as a committee : S. D. Kimbark, Chairman; A. Tracy Lay, Warren F. Leland, R. Hall McCormick, Chauncey J. Blair, Addison Ballard, H. E. Bucklen. The committee met immediately and decided to go Look out for the ITlinc traL I'm afraid of those railroads. They're smart and they may get the better of the di - ' property herew But look out RAILWAY DISASTER IN COLORADO. One Man Killed and Several Injured in a Wreck on the Burlington. McCook, Neb., Oet 27.— [Special.]— In a collision between two east - bound freight trains on the Burlington road near Robb, Colo., this morning, r'mllips alt and Enrrineer Chambers and Fi seriously injured. Freight No. 78 stopped to cool a hot box, and torpedoes were placed on the track to warn a stock extra which was following. The engineer of the extra saw the forward train as he was coming round a curve, but the grade was so steep that he was unable to stop and the collision followed, the rear train plowing through thirteen cars of live stock and merchandise on* the forward train. Engineer Chambers and Fireman Coucher of the extra were injured in jumping from their engine. Morrow and his son were in the forward train. The cattle were horribly mangled and not one of the animals ^Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 27. - [SpeciaL] - Gov. saying that the Bennett law was intended to n who neglected to send Mansfield, 0., Oet 27. - S*nator Sherman v I figure and principal sseaki first Republican rally held in Memorial Opera - upon ail tu umgreauonai wore: ante Republicans gained control of the governmental machinery. Speaker Reed and Maj. McKinley KILLED HIS THREE COMPANIONS. Four Gamblers Get Into a Quarrel and Thro* Lose Their Live*. Austin, Tex., Oct 27.— Yesterday ten miles below town on a cotton plantation four Mexican gamblers fell out over a monte jS*™^ the other three. The murderer has not been arrested. Baised f 1 Bills. Pittsbuwj, Pa., Oct. 17. - {SpeciaL] - Archibald pftw+ MpTfoweU. brothers, were sentenced i penitentiary xoaay oy ago bearing testimonials of the highest g from ministers and others as to their characl Austin, Tex., Oct. 27.H:Special.]~William DarnweU, formerly an o Null and of intimacy with Mrs. NuiL Jealous; caused the shooting. Darawell is dead but the woman will HE DOESN'T LIKE CHICAGO'S STREETS. . Montreal Man Who Came After Id*** on from Chi. inspection accompanied by Sir Joseph Hick son, General Manager of the Grand Trunk railway. In an interview today Mr. St. George was severe in his condemnation of the state in which he found some of the streets in Chicago. In Brighton Park he saw miles of road with out any drainage or macadam. He saw wagons standing up to the axles in mud. The slops from the nouses he said were thrown on the streets regardless of consequences. The gutters were full of green slime. Montreal's fusal to allow heavy teai as an example which Montreal might adopt profitably. Mr. St George went to Chicago > get ideas on city improvements. Here turns convinced that Montreal streets are su - features which he wUl recommend the City Council to adopt BAD ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE POOR. Secretary Wines' Report on the Cook County Springfield, Ul., Oct. 27. - rSpeeiaL] - lis inspection of the Cook County Poorhouse and Insane Asylum. The cost of maintenance for the year ending Dec 31, 1889, was $117,328 ; the per capita cost was $173.88. The Insane Asylum was found badly, overcrowded and inadequate for the proper care of patients. About 750 patients can be comfortably housed, while 1,084 are now confined there. In nearly every room were two patients. The crush will be relieved by the erection of four detached wards. Mr. Wines are not authorized by the laws of Illinois, and therefore, under this imperfect legislation, a patient temporarily committed to the institution may be retained in it during the term of his natural fife. The character and qualifications of the attendants of both sexes are declared to be far below the average in the State hospitals. This state of affairs is attributed largely to politics, which is allowed to enter into the appointments. MUCH DAMAGE CAUSED BY HIGH TIDES. Many Points Aloni Completely Flooded. Boston, Mass., Oct. 27.— The extremely high tide of the last two days has caused much damage along the line of the Boston, Revere clear over the sea - wall which protects the railway, and at Winthrop Junction everything was completely surrounded with the flood. A large gang of men was at work all day be - for about 400 feet The Point of Pines was almost surrounded with water today, and all along the beacu the DISAPPEARANCE OF A MILWAUKEE MAN. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 27— [Special]— Three weeks ago Alexander Kessler closed up his grocery store at No. 715 Lloyd street and went to Chicago in company wit h Garrett Tillman. Kessler has not since returned and the stock in his store remains undisturbed, as Kessler had no creditors. Today Tillman, Kessler's companion, returned from Chicago, having walked back, he says. He had not seen Kessler, he says, since the second day after his arrival in Chicago, when he left him in a saloon on Market street, between Randolph and Washington. As Kessler is said to have had considerable money in his possession the Chicago police will be asked to make an investigation. The police here have heard nothing in ref - D RIVEN FROM HOME BY INCENDIARIES. i this city it Vara, being driven out of the county . At Waysboro today David Davidson believes that the tragedy is an outgrowth of the affair at Vam, Davidson being a personal friend and having been free in expressions oi HARROW MANUFACTURERS COMBINE. A Company with Capital Stock of $500,000 harrow^men have organized the National Har row company with a capital stock of 8500,000. The main office of the company will be in TTtiea. Thev have purchased a great number of patents covering substantially all of the harrow manufactures in the United States. It and that they are likely to go in within a short time. Strange to relate, the prices for the coming year have been reduced from th last season. - t internally, and will die. Joshua Wind had back broken. Mrs. Bluebank had two ribs Now Fork Gets No Recount Washington. D. C, Oct ». - [SpeciaL] Secretary of the Interior Noble today rendered a decision denying the application of Major Grant for a Enumeration of the population of the City thorities to prove that the Unit s faulty, which they have s i and suite, arrived here last evening. He was met at the depot t>j toe Max and members of the corporation and a vast coi course of citizens from this place and the su and several speeches were delivered. Today he of the city and left for Quebec tremendous fight k fcKinley district." Bonos. Mass.. Oct Western Union Employes Desert Their Keys at St Paul. ALL THE WIRES ARE IDLE. The Discharge of Brotherhood Men the Cause of the Trouble. WHAT BOTH SIDES HAVE TO 8AY* , Four Telegraphers in St, Louis Removed from Their Positions. RUMORS OF A WALKOUT IN CHICAGO TODAY St. Pact, Minn.. Oct 27.— All the oneratora. thirty - seven in number, in the Western Union Telegraph company's office in this city struck o ciocx tonignt and all the company s by the company a few days ago of six oper ators supposed to belong to the brotherhood. discharged men called on Superintendent ognized and the strike is the result 1 he telegraph company sent at once for the day force to take the night men's places, but )f them from going to work. six men discharged Saturday were re ported as being officers in the recently organ. The men make no demands for themselves, jority of thel50oper - the morning. The men hereaay that the Western Union FOUR MORE OPERATORS DISCHARGED Western Union Men at St Louis Bounced for Belonging to th* Brotherhood. St. Locis. Mo., Oct 27.— fSrieciaU— Th» war of the Western Union Telegraph company such ot its employes as happen to be* e Brotherhood of Telegraph Opera - because, as they understood it, they e iated with an organization which the Western Union thinks is hostile to its interests. Grand* has been in the employ of the company for missed. The men say that the brotherhood is not antagonistic to the company, and hat forwarded to Superintendent dowry a plain statement of the objects of the society. They declare that they will not be supported by the brotherhood, but will seek work elsewhere. There will be no strike. Further discharges are looked for, ae about sixty Western Union of tne operators here there ii any strike made against the Western Union. While toe men remain firm in their allegiance to the brotherhood the general feeling seeing to be that a strike at present would be an un wise proceeding. What effect the action of the St. Paul operators may have cannot yet Another operator i discharged by the Western Union here yesterday, and the Ex ecutive Committee of the brotherhood i ceived word that five more men had been go by the same company at Omaha. There will be a meeting of the local union tonight for toe purpose of initiating a r of r Mr. Condon, the man in charge of then operators at the Western Union main om< Chicago, was somewhat surprised when he than usual and the men all seemed I satisfied. He had understood there was trouble in St. Paul but did not know to what extent It was quite possible, however, that the Chicago operators had been seized with the strike fever and intended to quit today them would say whether the report that they admitted that there had been talk of a strike, but were silent as to what action was to be Speaker Reed's Wisconsin Appointment*. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 27. - [8pecial.} - Chair man Payne of the Republican State Central Committee left tonight Cor St. Paul to meet Speaker Reed and will accompany him ou his trip through Wisconsin Wednesday. A special train on the Northwestern road will be provided Mr. Read, According to the time - table prepared today Mr. Reed wiU be at Eau Claire at 7 30 o'clock Wednesday morning. During the forenoon nve - minut* stops will be made at Black River Fails, Elroy, .waiter* s on!) andJ. V.Quarle* of Racine wBlfot. and Baraboo, arriving « o^lo^^Mr^Reeo'wM^ :ational and other State is* bup9. Wednesday night Mr. Reed wul leave here 7. Richard J. Ogles by spoke in the opera - hous* mtion. None of them a i ion for eligibility to office or for the U ever be required by law in imes FarreU. Superintend Mexican police and is held at Sonora for extradi - it of Mitasprietas mine*, ha SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. It snowed all day yesterday in McKean and lof Sprm tLake,UU yacht Corsair la ashore on then trouble is learou.

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