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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 23, 1890, Lemars, Iowa                                VQB:3!X, NO.102, LE MAKS, IOWA, TUESP, DECEMBER 23, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. $2.00 PER YEAR J. H. WINCHEL ^      .-(^ WILSON & McLAlN,) REAL ESTATE LOANS and COLLEnS Low lNTBnEBi�for money on real estate. MoKBY Paid Over as soon as papers are made out. No Interest Due until end of year. RBAii Estate bought and sold. Money to Loan on Inbtaixmknt Plan on city property. Borrowers vtiul save Money by deal-ng with me. Oiflce over Dlehl's Drug Store, LeMars, Iowa.        38* HOYT & GOUDIE, -^Proprletorn of-- LIVERY, - FEED, and Sale stables Eaglo St., Next to Union Hotol. Conveyance to lUy part of the country forn-�ked on short nottoe. Terms reasoBable. Oar taams are good roadsters and oar vehiolos now and neat. * HOYT & GOUDIE. Bain & Ketcham LUMBER WAGONS. MARSEILLES AND ADAMS, Hand and PoferSbeliers and Feed Mills, Star, Champion and Adams Wind Mills. Hand and Underground Force Pump, BRSS CYLINDER PUMP. All goods Warranted. BAILEY & CO. ^li'tf Ous Ilaerling's old stand "ALWAYS ON TIME." There is no line so handsomely eoaipped for throQgh Passenger Service as "The North West-ernLine'-C, St. P., H. & O. B'y-' All well posted travelers betweek THE Twin Cities and Chicago talce this line-partico' larljr favoring the "Vestibale Limited," which oairiee the finest sleeping cars and oonohee ever .bnilt, and also all classes of passengers; withont extra tares. On the Lake Soporior portion of the line, between Minneapolis, St. I'anl and Dalnth, and St. Paaland Ashland, I'ollman sleepers are nn on nisht trains and parlor cars on day trains NORTH-WESTERN Fast tbroagh trains are also ran between Minne-apolis^St. Paul and Kansas City, via Bioux City, 'Withipallman sleepere the entire distance, St-; Paul to Omaha; Kansas City, salt Lake, Sun Fran-cdaoo and Portland.: Dining oars ore run on all thrpogbtrains over this line between Minneapo-' lU, St. Paul andChiiMigo. Besidfls being the best LINE Between these principal citiesi, the Chiqago & Northwestern system of:liues composed of the ' Chicago, St. Pani, Minneapolis & Omaha, Chicago *%rUiwestern, and Fremont, Elkhbrn&Mis- : soari Valley Hallways:(all advertiBed:^as"The' Northwestern Line"), offers the, quickest'means of reaching all cities and towns in the territory t iaterseoted by it. In connection withthe Union PooMio the 0., 8t. P., .M. & O Br.; also forms a ' throDgh lino to tlie Pacific coast, operated as the ^;I�ke Superior, St. Paul & Union Paciiioliihe. AU-Dartionlarsi with maps and time tables, may -be obtained at any station, or write direct to ,     T. W.TBASDALB, � ^"J Oen'lPasa.Agt:Sl. PaaLHinn Plymouth County ^Jewelry ;^|ore ^IWiat'Movement THE SOUTHEKN INDIANS. GORGEOUS  VISIONS   OF THt APACHES, ARAPAHOES, ETC. The Trouble in the Southwest Wns Nipped ill the Bud by the Prompt Aotion of the Agents-Sitting Ball's Dream of the Happy Talley. [Special Correspondence.] Arkansas City, Dec. 18.-The excitement in the northwest has caused the people to overlook the extraordinary events in tho southwest. There are in the Indian Territory close to 100,000 Indians. Something over half of these belong to the Five Nations-Cherokees, Chootaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and Seminoles-who are to acertain extent civilized, and from whom no danger is at any time to be apprehended. About half of the balance are partly civilized, but fully i30,000 belong to fierce and warlike tribes, as the Cheyennes, Aiapahoes, Wichitas, Co^ manches, Apaches and Caddoes. JOHNSON SIDES. [Who was at one time erroneously supposed by the whites to be the Indian Messfah.J, A tradition has long prevailed among these that a great prophet or medicine man would some day relieve them from the hated bondage of the whites. Bo when last April a messenger came among them from the north, and said that certain chiefs there had been visited by the great Messiah, all were ready for the story, and many believed at once in the coming savior. The Cheyennes and Arapahoes were the most active in the matter, and �t once raised a sum of money and sent two of their number to the reservations in the north, with the request that at least one of the prophets of the coming Messiah should visit the southwest. These messengers visited the Sioux agencies in Dakota, and returned with the assurance of the gi'ijat. prophet that he would visit- the southern tribes very soon.' This great prophet proved'to be. Sitting Bull, not the Big Medicine Man, but the son of a former illustrious chief of the Arapahoes, who had gone northeight yearsbefore. Cheyennesand Arapahoes to tho number of 3^000 gathered on the banks of tho Canadian river south of Fort Reno to listen tothe story of their coming savior. Sitting Bull stood in the center of a gi-eat circle, with the chiefs sitting at his right and left, and with many strange signs and mysterious movements told the following story: About a year ago he went hunting with a large party of Sioux among the mountains in Wyoming. One day he became separated from the rest, and, led on by some strange impulse, he hurried on toward the Shoshone mountain, which arose in the western horizon. When darkness came on he was at the foot of the mountain, and just before him shone a bnght red star, which he followed all night, and at daybreak found himself on a great rook which overlooked a valley more beautiful than; any he had over seen. Down its center flowed a stream clear as crystal and alive with darting fish. On the mountain sides were doer and mountain sheep, on the lower slopes grazed thousands of buffalo and here and there a bear prowled among the underbrush. In the oi>en places stood great numbers of Indian lodges covered with the .finest skins, while at many places in the valley he saw great numbers of Indians in a strange dance, and to his ears was wafted the sound of strange and mysterious songs. Just below him he recognized a party of dancers as Cheyennes and 'Arapahoes, ; who had died and goneii^to';.4thOflhappy' hunting?: grounds. There were all the great chiefs of the past.' Long' he stood and gazed upon the scene, when^ suddenly a voice at-.traotedhissitttentioii to the rear,:where standing upon^tfie mountain side was a-strange being wrapped. in a blanket, of white ond^with flowing;.bair''of the same lished oh eirth. Wten lie appearea ne would bring with Mm all the dead Indians, the deer, tho buffalo and other game; the white men would be driven from the land, and the Indians again come into possession from ocean to ocean. The dead Indians whom he could see dancing- were preiiaring for their return to earth, and in the same manner must the Indians here prepare to receive them. All day long he talked with Sitting Bull, telling him these things and many more, and. at dusk he disappeared in the west with the setting sun. Wearied -with travel and loss of rest Sitting Bull dropped to sleep upon a bed of moss. At, dawn he awoke to find himself in front of liis own lodge, ten stms'journey from where he had been hunting. Such a story, told in such a manner, would have had an effect on less credu-lons hearers. Under Sitting Bull's direction a ghost or spirit dance was at once organized and kept up, for three weeks. Arid such a dance as it was! On a conch of skins reclined Sitting Bull, surrounded by the chiefs of the tribes, while round about them in a great circle danced the braves. With painted faces and hair bedecked with feathers, from left to right they circled, now leapifig into the air, now beating their breasts, now repeating in a low, monotonous tone the refrain of a "spirit song," and suddenly breaking into the weird funeral yell of tbe tribe. ' When this dance was finally brought to a close most of the participants were worked into a perfect frenzy, and all returned to their homes preaching the new doctrine, a,nd prepared to be called at any time to aid in driving the whites from the country. Sitting BulU and a delegation of believers at once -visited the Kiowa, Co-|,manche. Apache and Wichita tribes, where were enacted the saino scenes that had taken place at Darlington. Arrangements were then made to hold a. grand dance, to be participated in by all the tribes, and it seemed for a time that tfie Indians were to be so carried away by the new belief as to be led into making war upon the whites. While the believers in the new Messiah at the north all hold that he will command them to drive the whites from the land by force, those here in the south are divided. Some believe in war as do the faithful at the north, but the greater number believe that the Messiah is all powerful, and can dispose of the whites without any help. The arrival of Indian Commissioner Morgan in the territory some little time also did much to tame down the religious ardor of many of the Indians, for they believe that he has the entire control of their supplies, and know that as head of the Indian schools he has many of their children in his care. Gen. Morgan, by the way, believes that the solu-' tion of the Indian question will be reached by getting all the children in [A not^ BcuUiwegtern^dhief.J^". j''> ^ -color. About his head 'at'ifcronf|a| light,imd as; he moved'towwd'Slttiingl Bnll he seemed to walk only upon ^e^: Bir, I  r '-"i-yn 'With a Toipe as musical as the. faUing waters the strange and mysterions yisr' -lioripoW to Sit^gSBnll, and told him' THE CHAN(iiN(| SENATE.  /I IT IS MOT  NOW Sb'vSELEOT AND ORDERLY AS IN FORMER DAYS. the ghost dance. government schools. No old buck-will go upon the warpath while his children are away at school and in the power of the government. Commissioner Morgan is a man who says little but does'much. As soon as he arrived in the territory he went to Anadarka, in the midst of the wild tribes, and there held a conference with the Apaches,-Comanohes, Wichitas, Ki-owas and Caddoes, which was the largest Indian conference ever held in the southwest; Assisted by the Indian agent, the Baptist and Methodist missionaries and a number of the young,Indiana who had been at school, he succeeded in winning ft large number of the most prominent Indians from the new belief and convincing, them of. the . falseness of the doctrine. All of the tribes then agreed to return to tlipir homes and go about fheir usual avocations^ whether they believed in the'coming'Messiah ornot.:' '�: At Darlington a-'conference was- held' with the Cheyennes and'Arapahoes with similar results,.and among the.'Poncas and Osages it was found that the craze had made! but little.i'beadway�and'.the few who wanted :to. dance indulged in that pastime until they got tired and then returned to their homes. The Indian commissioner is a man possessed ofistrong personal magnetism, and hei^exerted a yronderful influence over the Indians he met. '    ' Sitting Bull meauwliile took the ponies with'which he had, been presented and left for bis home inthe north.^i:;While a nnmber.of the Indians 8till;believe in the ^comingMessiahi'and'Persist in .holding dances iu his honor, their number is now comparatively small, and there ivis no longer any possible danger of; an upris;;! ing among the southern Indians, i' '    "    :  '' ^    'Fbed L. WenneeI Some Paris Bonnets. ^ .. 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