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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah THE TRIBUNE is the only Sevenday Paper published bo tween Denver and San Fran cisco and contains the only Complete Telegraph Service in tiie Rocky Mountains THE TRIBUNE is delivrnwl by carrier to all parts of the city at 25 cents per week Monday edition included Telephone LAKE CITY UTAH TUESDAY ilOKOTSTG DECEMBER 10 1S90 PKIOE FIVE CENTS FREE GOIflAG Bold Altitude of Silvers Friends Frightens tbe Gold Bugs THE SURPLUS MEASURE FAVORED The ProHident Mleht Approve a Frc Coinage Bill IlopuMMcariHVJmvH of Promi nent ConfTCHHinen TJift SilVHf CJoimnitloG Oppoucd to Any Coui procuitio SALT LAKK TIUIUTNIC HITHKAO 517 Fourteenth Street WAHHINOTON D Iec WhUo this dispatch Is beinK written tbe Senators is urd with tho financial problem and making dfsporutr endeavor to reconcile tho con tending extremes The free oolnstRe men prflsoly the sasnu tactics which they HO successfully last session They the whole Inaf or nouo They to get at leant threequarters of a loaf in the tinal outcome and hope for the whole Their threat of sending a free ciiinawo bill to tho 1rcHldorit for his veto and the roniidence expressed In their ability to batter down the Oommlttce on liulcs and of tuiili a measure In tlio Iloiisr has thoroughly alarmed I devoid butfs and the administration In to a lit lust as wan the case during the closing dnys of thu UMt session the monomotallhus are willing to concede anything short of tho free and unlimited coinage of silver It Is hinted that tho President has assured a prominent Senator thnt a bill for the froo coinap of ul American allver receive his favorable consideration if passed by lio publioan votes but the outlook now Is that a bill will Hrst bo paused for purchaslnK all the surplus silver in thu market amounting to authorizing tho bunks to Issue notes to tho full valuo of their bonds and providing for the purchase of silver and tho Issuance of silver to take the place of the bank notes redobmod TUB COMMMTTKK The National ixucutlvo Silver Cotnrnlttoo havo been In flosslon today They pro liiirod an answer to the secret monometallic anonymous circular which will bo issued touljjht stand firm for tho and unlimited coinage of silver and against any compromises Governor Woac was present at the NO IllEHIDHNTtAL MKHSAOK WASHINGTON H Doc 1rosldont has abandoned the idea of siiidinK a special moHsapo to Con jMvss in regard to tho llrwnoe situation bi HO it Is Hald of pur of the majority In IJongrusa to take pnnipt steps for the expansion of tho cur Sumclary Wlndom has however a special report to Congress on dnisintf what Is KOJierally known as tho tcrootivertiblo bond This re port Is now In print but for some unex plained Itwsoti has nor been submitted VIKWS OF1 CONGRESSMAN The Drllt of Opinion JN Favorable to Free Nicw YouiC Hoc Dispatch Francisco Chronicle Series Hiraids Washington correspondent inter viewed a numberof prominent members of both Mouses on llnanoiul legislation Ills questions wore would ho tlio olTect of a froo coiiuiKtl What would bo tht eliVict of tho froo of nnlv Aiuoricun silver ThirdMns of silver legislation led to the liiiurdini of gold und to what ox fun t Sonator Karwell of Illinois who Is himself a banker Is MOW a silver advocate lie said f hixvo tlu Sccntary of thn Trfiisnrv huv IIP ull silvtuthoro Is und uorUM for It Then wocoiilil yo nhoud and tnko Diii of ilu of our own intnoH I wnnt to oiuv of ovorsmok and prevent mi owlslock In Mix fnturn I KUOSH tho Uovorn nmnt ciiuld Iliul n to all bullion would olTcivd it up if I hnvo bidi considered a pold aclvooulo bur I wns in favor of SiMiiUor loncss bill lust session tWiuisti it tho pold standard und I fjvvor ihc purchasing of silvor uiulor tho Knmo conditions at any prico up to pur Sonator Shvrmnn as usunl icave his gold unruments In to thu questions askod Ktpresontatlve H It Hland famous as fattier of the silver answered the questions hardly a pause Tho ho said of froo coinage will be to niMtho inoiuV iiDirkor und to ntVonl n linn for it oirtMilatinjr niodium busodon jiilvor lit par froo coinage in my the ouiv of tho HniinolJil ItojjrostntHtlvo Pookoryof Missouri Is ono of iho foromost free coinage men in tho Mnusn Ho is also a loading banker of his of Missouri in answer to the quos t ions lie said To confldinco in busitioss oirolen and to vnlnofttjvorywhoro fruo ooisago is Sosifitor Stewart of Novnda said Kno Hiinsmo would volunin of inonov prevent further shrinkage of vitbios sjivo from hjnikruptoy u ontor must fail if iho atUmpt to roticli ilu uold is insisted not tho cominorciftl world now on ft gold Cold is iho ultiivuitomoasure of value in the States find Kuropo but tho expansion of bsisiiioss on ortuit is out of projiortioti to tho gold in oxiMiinoo tho fact that tho world has boon coinpollod by locls huivo tuiacimonts to buv gold nt auy price until tho valuo of that motal has enormously advanced fViilUlMioo in HID solvonoy of tho groat in on oy of tho world has boon inaintalnod ami busuiosf ontorprisos eonthuiocl notwith siantliiii tho advancing valuo of cold and nil ob the payment of monoy Hut the nid i roiichud Tho failure of tho oidost uiii soooml hirgnst llnaucia institutioti In ho world has destroyed tlio jonildonco in the credit svstitii whioh acted as tv cushion on tho gold nnd rivonlod tho fact that tho re is not pold to cositinuo tho business of tho com Mr Teller of Colorado ridicules tho statement that the adoption of free coinage would lend to the hoarding of gold said lie has always been wade wheuivcr advanced silver legislation is nug free coinaeo mako this Country tbo ground for all tho There has Iwon nothing thus Jar toJustiCy that holier nor do f think he 1 have boon ir somo pains proottro oinoial inTorma uon upon that subject from tho burwm of statis tics I Hud that since tho prosont law wont in iu July liW our imporfs of silvor bavo einht Iliillions against an export of sovon millions leaving tho not importation of silver for a poriofl of some months for tho passaue of tho law discounted abrond wooks abuad of one milliondollars Thoro is nothing In that to n ixuy i THE PURCHASE tho That Is the Finn Adopted Senatorial Senatorial today had lonK consultation with Secretary Viudprn nspcctinu tho formulation of a financial relief monsuro Tho various propositions contained In tho Sherman arid Plumb bills weru taken up The Secretary endorsed the proposition to reduce the compulsory holding of United States bonds by National biriks and commended the purpose to Issue 2 per cent bonds lu regard to tho prop osition to purchase the existing surplus of silvr bullion now in the country Secretary positive grounds in favor nf the purchase as a means of enhancing tbo price of sliver und roMcving the financial stringency He however that It inteht be prudent to restrict by law the amount of surplus silver purchased in aiiv one month The caucus committee referred his sug gestion to thu AHlHiMi Aldrich Plumb and Teller After deliberation the subcommlttoo veachGd a was promptly ratified by the full and submitted lx the caucus In thu shape of a bill to be drafted by Tiiu nuiln features will be a proviMun for the purchase of ounces of silver surplus within one year not to exceed worth any one month in addition to tho purchase of now required by law the Issue of cent bonus not to exceed In amount and the pur chase of suilieient silver bullion in addition to the forgoing requirements make good the dellcleney In the National bank circulation whenever that circulation falls below by moins of tho issue of notes based upon bullion thus purchased in bullion In sullloient amount to meet this deficiency can not be obtained the delielency In circulation will bo made good by the Ls stiMnce oC ordinary treasury notes in ad dition The bill contains a clause providing that when the piIce of silver for orjo year remains constantly at or above legal with gold any holder of bullion may deposit It with tho Treasury and have It coined into standard silver dollars or re ceive Treasury notes thunifor While the committee neglected to take action upon the subject of reducing the amount of compulsory holdings of United Stales bonds by National batiks all tho members appeared to be in favor of legisla tion for that purpose Tho report did not rricot with unanimous approval of tho com mittee or subcoin in ittuo in every particular The Representative Senatorial caucus to night discussed tho report of tho caucus committee agreed upon today Tho 2per eent bond projuet wns quickly knocked out Tlitt twelve million bullion purchase seemed to have great strength bub neither on that nor Llui other propositions was final action taken Thorn was a great deal of discussion which may be as indicative of the willingness of a strong majority of tho representative to considerably on large the mouthy of silver bullion possibly to the extent of six of seven million dollars Another caucus will be held to night Tim Election bill was not mentioned FOUR GREAT BATTLE SHIPS SITTING BULL A CORPSE The Old Chief Ghost Dances Into Kis Messiahs Presence KiLLED BY THE INDIAN POLICE Other Braves Including His Son Sent With Him to the Happy Hunting Situation iu the Bad JUands POWI5JBFUI TO UK liY TilE CKAMIS Tbe Plrato IJc tho FnMOHt Ship In With ft bpootl of TwontyiTour Kuocg an Hour Doo DIs San Francisco Clirmiicle By next spring tho works of William Cramp Sons will bo fabricating war material on a sonlo greater than has evor boon known In Iho United States since the close of tho war Tho firm has undertaken the construction of four great ships of war two of those will be thu largest overbuilt in the States and the third will not only bo tho largest of Its class ever built In America but designed to bo the fastest ship In the world Tho fourth vessel will be the largestarmored cruiser as yet signed for tho United States For these four vessels fully have been appropriated and with tholr advent navy will roach n lighting Kiiuubird niivor before attained of tlio four ships to ho built within tho next Hi run yimrH mm S500 ton armored cruiser known us iSit Now is ulrniuly tindor way Ilor lain hocii laid iuul some thirty frames LMII bodjing the protective deck oveclod On tho two buttle ships to bo known ns Massacliu sitts and no work is yet shown Tint stuno atiitciiiiiit will miply to Uio vessel on InvinK tin psumlonvin ol Uio tho ves sel rufornul io bv tlio Socrutury of tho In his roueiit report is designed to ho thu in the In general dimensions sinwill approach olosri to tho 1tnnous Atlantic City oC It should bo known though that the horso power of City of Inns has never gono hoyond a few ovii Tho limtos onginos must iniiko u niinlnuim of horso virtuoof Iho vustiols greut luugtli her iminoiiso and hor conswquunt ability to main tula spntul ropurdlesH of sons it Is os tiiniitod that this now to1 tho navy will luivo a continuous s ton m ing power of aii knots uii hour Tho bost stytuulng of tho a continuous run bus not oxooodfd V0 knots Iho uvorugo buing about IDi on tho ottior hiuiu with n oontin uou spuod of 23 knots will it is ostininted do 21 knots un hour on iv sintit Such spoid will place ovory ship on tho ouoan within roach of hor grnsp This Pirutft is tho cnift to bo with trlplo screws ono screw on ouch quarter mid n single ono in tho position assigned to tho propellers oil singleson1 w ships ST PAUL Deo report received horo lato this afternoon that Sitting Bull had been killed is apparently confirmed by ad vices received by General Miles at tho mili tary headquarters at this city He received two dispatches this evening tho first from Pierre S stating thatSitting Bull and his son wero killed but giving no further particulars Tho other dispatch was from Standing Bock Agency S thatthe Indian policcstarted out this morn ing to arrest Sitting Bull having understood that lie proposed starting for tho Bad Lands at once Tho police were followed by a troop of cavalry under Captain and Infantry under Colonel Drum When the police reached Sitting Bulls camp on Grand river about forty mlics from Standing Rock they found arrangements were being made for departure The1 cavalry had not yet reached the camp when tho police arrested Bull and started back with him His fol lowers quickly rallied to tho rescue and tried to retako him In tho melee tho wily old chief is said tohave boon killed and also fivo of the Indian police Ono of tbo police rodeback to tho cavalry and infantry telling them to hurry up to the support of the police and thon hurried on to tho agency with the news of tho bat tle Nothing later than this Is received but tho death of Sitting Bull and at leastfive of those who captured him seems undoubtedly true A dispatch received lato tonight by tho Pioneer Pmw about todays tight says When Lho Indian police reachedthe camp they found the Indians roady to march Their panics wore painted and many sav ages had stripped for war The police nuulc a dash Into duo camp and Sitting Hull They wore on tholr way back to Standing iiock when a son ol1 the famous chief urged his comrades to rocapturo the Tho women and children wore left in the bushes and then with yells tho hostiles ohiugoct upon the police iirlng as they oamo A handtohand struggle ensued during which Sitting Bull who was not shackled gave his orders in a loud volco For several minutes tho firing was heavy and deadly In the furious fusiiado Sitting Bull foil out of his saddle pbroecl by n bul let but it is not known whether it was tired by the charging party or by one of tho po lice Tho son ofSitting Bull was slain al most at tho iirsr volley of tho police Tho hostiles iired with groat accuracy drove the police from the field Iftho cavalry bad not como at this tlmo It is probable that tho force would have Tho soldiers wore quick to enter into action A skirmish lino was thrown out and then kneeling and firing as they advanced the troops with the machine guns playing overtholr heads poured si withering ro into the savages Sitting Bulls body which had boon nban doncd by the police was secured as well as that of his son and taken toStunding Rock After tho fight was over tho followers of tho doad chief struck out for the Bad Lands HIS LAST WHITE VISITOR TWO GlltliS MISSING Detectives On a Mysteri ous Caso at Denver DSNVKR Deo 15 to TRIBUNE Ella JPrldoluim tho Hcvontoonyoarold daughter of D J Fridobam who livos at 2D50 Marlon street and Miss Gillette 10 years old have boon missing from thoir ro spootlvo Ivomos sinco last Saturday and nothing can bo learned of their whereabouts Friends are convinced that tho girls havo mot with foul play and tho case has been placed in tho hands of detectives Both the girls a party Saturday night and were loft zit the gate of tho P rid eh am real donee by thoir escorts Since then they have not been soon The Bono Grafting Experiment NEW TniutrNE Dispatch San Francisco Chronicle It is hard to ponotrniM the mystery which surrounds Dr A M IMielpssbone grafting experiment The surgeon has increased his precautions to such nn extent that House Surgeon New man would only say tochty that the ooy and dog wore doing well A statement was made today which lucks confirmation however that tho boy and dog bad been cut apart Both Dr Iholps and Dr New man refused either to affirm or deny tho statement in pursuance of Dr Phelpss policy of absolute secrecy The person who has access to the boy and dog assured mo that they were still occupying the same bed and would continue to do so for at least a week longer Dcatli Keoord NwwYonK Doc Mrs Matilda Dodge nn aged sister of Secretary of the Navy Tracy who come from Oswego to Brooklyn recently to spend the holidays with her son died suddenly this ST PAUL Deo Colonel Grower Perin A Assistant SurgeonGeneral died Ue was retired in H TUIJNTOJS N Dec Ja mes I1 Hough Secretary bt the New Jersey Grand Lodge of Masons for the past lortyeight years died Sitting Bulls Absurd Proposition to the Anxiety for s iiTN Deo A dispatch tiimctl m Ttto m 6 says cjh uuxletyover the condition of vthc Pope who Is seriously uffcetodbY thoextromely cold CHICAGO Deo 14 Tbe story of the last visit paid by a whiteman to Sitting Bulls camp prior to tho tragic events of today is told in a report received this afternoon by Assistant AdjutantGeneral Corbln The narrative throws a flood of light on tbe old chiefs wily character and strongly depicts the circumstances existing iu tho isolated camp Tho document is addressed fto Commissioner of Indian A flairs Morgan by United States Indian Agent McLaughlin of Standing Iiock Agency and Is in part as follows Learning that a ghost datico was in pro ress In Sitting Bulls camp and that a large number of Indians of the Grand river sottlo mentu wore participating McLaughlin con cluded to take thorn by surprise Sunday morning ho loft for that settlement accom panied by Louis Prlncuu and got there un expectedly and found tho ghost dance at its hlght A majority of tho boys and girls participating a few weeks ago pupils of tho Indian schools at the Grand rivey MoLaughlin did not attempt to stop tbe danoo but remained over night and next day had a long talk with Sitting Bull and a number of his followers He spoke very plainly to them pointing out what had been lone by che Government for the Sioux peo ple and how this faction by their present conduct wove abusing the con lid once that had been reposed in them by the Govern ment in its magn uu imity hi granting them full amnesty for all past offenses when from destitution and Imminent starvation they wore compelled to surrender as prisoners of war and dwelt at length upon what hag been done by the Government for thoir own industrial advancement and assured them of what this absurd craze would lead to it these demoralizing dances and disregard of department orders were not soou discon tinued Sitting Bull while very obstinate aticT at first iuolined to assume the role of Big finally admitted the truth of Mo Laughllno reasoning Ho had a proposi tion to make wliich if the Indian agent would agree to and would carry out would allay all further excitement among tho Sipnx over the ghost Bull stated his proposition jyvhlch was that Mc Laughlin should accompany him oti ajour ney to trace from this agency to each of the other tribes Indiaaa1 through Which the story of tho Indian JMessiab has boon brought and when he reached or whore it originated they could liot pro duce the man who started story and did not find the new Messiah as described upon earib together with tbo dead Indians returning to reirihabifyite coun trv he would return convinced that they the Indians had been im posed upon him would satisfy the Sioux and all of the ghost societies would But if found to as prophesied by tbe Indians they should be permitted Jto continue their med icl no practices lie as they aro now ondeaydririg Q HcLaughliu a an the him his where he would j convince Sitting ise to conie i n tli e Indians while there are many who are half believers here be is fully satisfied that be can keep the dance confined to the Grand river district From close observation he is convinced that the dance can be broken up and after due reflection would respectfully suggest in case this visit to Sitting Bull fails to bring him in as invited to do all In dians living on Grand river bo notified that those wishing to be known as opposed to the ghost doctrine and friendly to tbo Govern ment desiring the support provided in the treaty must report to tbe agency and be re quired to camp near the agency for a few weeks and those practicing their medicine practices in violation of Department orders to remain on Grand river from whom sub sisteripe will be bold Something looking toward breaking up this crazo must bo done aod now that cold weather is ap proaching is tbe proper time Such a step as here suggested wpuld leaveSitting Bull with but few followers as all or nearly a5 would report for enrollment and thus he would be forced in himself HARRISON HEARS THE NEWS He Hopes There Will Be No Further Bloodshed WASHINGTON Dec Commis sioner Morgan tills evening receivedfrom Indian Agent McLaughlin the following dis patch The Indian police arrested Sitting Bull at his camp fifty miles northwest of the agency this morning at daylight Ills fol lowers attempted to rescue him and a fight commenced Four policemen were killed and three wounded Eight Indians were killed including Sitting Bull and his son Crowfoot and several others wore wounded The police were surrounded for Komotime but maintained their ground until reinforced by United States troops who now bavo pos session of Hitting Bulls camp with all the women children and property SittiugBulls followers probably one hundred men deserted their families and Hod west up the Grand river The police behaved nobly and groat credit is duo them Particulars by Commissioner Morgan showed this tele gram to tbe President lato this evening The President said he had regarded Sitting Bull as a groat disturbing element in tho tribe and now that ho was out of the way hoped a settlement of diHicumos could bo reached without further bloodshed CIBNEKAIj iniGELiS HRPOIIT General Sohoflcld this astornoon received two telegrams from General Euger com rnaiicllng the Department of Dakota in one of which he says he hoped to get In all tho Indians who turned back from the Bad Lands Two Strikes party is trying to in duce them to como along them He says 1ho Indians are moving slowly on account of their poor stock Tbo other telegram in cludes a dispatch received yesterday from the commanding o III cor at Oolrichs Dakota saying interpreters just in from White river report fifty lodges In tho Bad Lands trying to work their way to tho River Agency General Kugor adds that neces sary steps will be taken to intercept thorn if possible ThoAssociated Pressreport was com municated to General Schofiold and Secre tary ot War Proctor and was tbo iirst information they had about the battle in which Sluing Bull was killed General Scholiold was disinclined to discuss the matter Ho indulged iu tbo hopeexpressed by others thai It1 would hasten a settlement of the trouble He thoughf ib would make a more definite line between the friendly Indians arid those inclined to be hostile Secretary Prootor said ho think tbo killing would prove of any bad elleot on friendly Indians They had nob been kindly disposed toward Sitting Bull and bad no love Cor TWO HUNDRED WARRIORS OUT General Brooke Will Send a Force to Capture Them CHICAGO Dec Brooke in charge ofthe troops at Pine Hidge tele graphed the situation to Assistant Adju tantGeneral Corbin at army headquarters as follows All the Indians who can be broucht in are now here or near hero leaving about bucks In the Bad Lands who refuse to listen to any ono or Against thespLwill send a sufli oienr force to capture or fight them All has been done that can be done Tho In dians now out have a igtoat many stolen horses and cattle with them I liopo to bo able to end this matter The following olHoial telegram was also received ST Doc Colonel Corbin ant AdjutantQemral Bull was arrested this morning at duvlight by the Indian police Friends attempted his ruscun und a light ensued Sitting JJuls his son Blackbird Catch IJisnr and four others wero killed Also seven Indian police Captain Fochet arrived just in time with his two troops Hotchkiss and Gatlmg guns and secured UIP body of 13ull COMMAKDINO GlCNBBAL MlLES SITTING BUZZS BAND Several Troops of Cavalry are In Hot Pursuit ST PAUL Dec dispatch to the Pioneer Prcnu from Dickinson N about todays fight says it is estimated there are 150 warriors in fcho band which Heel up Grand river after tbo killing of Hitting Bull Sev eral troops of Cavalry aroafter them in dif ferent directions and it is expected they will be quickly headed off break on the Sioux reservation is not feared and these disaffected bands wbioh are now giving trouble will soon bo placedwhere they will cease to be cause for alarm for the settlers The fiioux reservation is sur rounded by troops thoroughly equipped for a winter campaign It is expected before another sun has setthat Sitting Bulls cele brated chorus of dancers will be good Indians or prisoners i T Officially Confirmed CHICAGO 0 oclock toTiigbt Assistant AdjutantGenezal Corbln of Gen eral Miless stuff received an official dis patch from St PaulsayingtfiatSitting Bull five of Sitting Bulls men and seven of the Indian police were killed In a fight today attempt by the police to arrest Sitting Bull THE GUN WENT OFF Fatal Result of a Jolce on a Chin a man Idabo Doc Special to Av man named Sherman at Nampa lust night accidentally shot a China man Chinaman was being hoboedby a gang and pa me Into Sherman the wbenSherman pulled a revolver and playfullyisaid pointing at the Chinaman Boys well make bim sot up tho iwhen tbe off killing Chinaman Sherman had a ind was acquitted pf the charge of murder He willihave a hearing on assault tomorjrowr John Stetson in byihe ste tsoii ivls A LONG m BITTER FIGHT The Idaho Senatorial Struggle Asj sumes a New Phase ALL PROGRAMMES KNOCKED SKY HIGH Clagett McOonnell and Delamar Submit a Opinion at Washington That But Two Sen ators Can Bo Elected at Present bers thevn u iri bei of y BOISE OITT Dec to now scheme has developed on tho Senatorial question An open letter drafted yesterday directed to tho Repub lican members of tho Legislature and to Hon George L Sboup and Fred T Dubols signed by Clagett JloOonnel land DoLamar wss presented to Dubols today The letter assured a deadlock in tho Legis lature and iu order to promoto tho welfare ofthe State protect fully tho interests of both sections preserve harmony in the party and be just to sill candidates the following plan of action was suggested when tho joint session moors on Wednosday the 17th inst tho voting for Senators shall proceed without unnecessary interruption or delay until from among the various candidates Messrs Shoup Dubois DoLamar McConnoll and Clagett two Senators shall bo elected ono from North Idaho and one from South Idaho to ill the two vacancies now existing tho election of a third Senator for tho full term commencing March 4th 1801 shall by resolution passed by tho two houses acting separately postponed until after those elected to till tho existing vacancies shall have reached Washington and drawn for the long and short term This letter was submitted to Shoup and Dubois arid will bo printed and placed Ju tho hands of members of tbo Legislature to morrow Shoup and Dubois drafted tho following letter which was submitted to Clagett McDonnell and DeLanmr tonight BOISE CITV Idaho Dec 15 H Clageti VT J McConiicll andJ A DtLamar communication of the 14th addressed to tho Itopub liciuv members of tho Legislature and to Hons George L Shoup and Fred T Dubois has been received As it relates to the set tlement of the Senatorial question neither Mr Dubois or Governor Shoup feel author ized to speak for the party uor to disouss tho details contained in your letter Your proposition plainly contemplates either tho sacritico Mr Dubois or Governor Shoup oi both of thorn or the selection of both to tho absolute exclusion of a North Idaho Senator after the 4th of next these gentlemen has tho power cr the speak for tho Republican members of the Legislature on this or any other trade or combination So far as Mr Dubois and Governor Shoup are concerned they propose as a proposition that all the Republican members of the Legisla ture moot in caucus Monday December 15lh oclock p and determine what is fair and just and honorable and for tho best interest of tho party Messrs Dubois and Shoup pledging themselves to accept tho verdict rendered by tho party as there assembled stipulating only that whatever the majority of tho Republican members of tho Legislature decide upon as best shall bo endorsed by the majority and tho party as represented In the Legislature by the Re publican members shall voto solidly unit edly and harmoniously to carry out the judgment of tho party as expressed in caucus Mr Dubois and Governor Shciup dcsiro to add that they aro in favor of tho olection of three Senators one of whom shall be from one of tbo iivo norfhern counties and if there should be any conflict at Washington over the question of tbo right of tho Legis lature to elect three Senators now tbo gen tleman elected for the term commencing March 4th next shall bo by this Legislature after the drawing takes place all Washington for terms A majority of the Republloaa members of tho Legislature take tho position of Shoup and Dubois as stated in their letter In conference tonight tbo ClagcttMcConnell DeLamar party did not accept tho plan of Sboup and Dubois to hold a caucus of all the Republican members It is rumored to night that a uorth dark horse will be iu tho field The Legislature will go to ballot tomor row noon Thefirst ballot will probably stand Dubois 18 Shoup 10 Clagett 8 McConnell 7 DeLamar 1 A feeling of general uneasiness pervades tho uortbern members After ballot tomorrow it is probable that a caucus will bo held It is thought now that tho Democrats will not mix up In the Republicanfight tip will vote for a Demo crat for Senator indications are that the battle will bo long andhot before tho Senatorial contest is finally settled It is rumored DOW that boodle will cut some figure ininfluencing weak and unset tled members but the boodlers are closely watched TWOAT A TIME The Idaho legislature Cannot Elect Three Senators at Once WASHINGTON Dec Special to TRIBUNE The question whether the Idaho Legislature can DOW legally elect three Senatons the third to take his seat at tbe expiraiSon of the short term of one of the other two has been extensively mooted in the Senate today There is of opinion that the tbird Senator cannot be the fntit of the prospective is made legally In other words only after two Senators have drawn fortueir open senate The Senate is divided into three classes and has been since 1789 Onethird of tlie Senators teriiis expire the expiration of every Congress A11 tbo ciasses are how f ceptahe term which expires in When Idahos two Senators areVsworn in itheyrwlll Tlie Senator e f ator will expire on tho of March next f und that there will be no subsequent meet Ing of the Legislature before that then and not till then can the successor of the short term Senator be chosen The fact of a prospective vacancy then becomes a Itisal certainty and the present Legislature can then select a Senator for the Senator Edmundss opinion was endorsed by a larjro number of Senators including Senators Carlisle Manderson and i riatt TO OUST BOSS THE EVILS OF MORMONISM ExGovernor Murray Says the Chnreh Is Stronger Thin Ever CHURCH ROLE IN TEMPORAL AFFAIRS New York Republicans Kcbcl Against tho ExSonntor i NEW YORK Doc Dispatch Francisco C7iromcc Series says that a meeting of prominent Republi can leaders from all parts of the State of Now York was held in a private room in tho Windsor Hotel Saturday evening with tho object of forming an organization to oppose Boss Plates management of tho party in this State Between forty and lifty well known llepublicans were rjrosont and tho mooting lasted over two hours during which several speeches were made and plans discussed for future action It has bcon learned there was an entire unanimity of opinion among those prostnt as to the necessity for putting an end to further management of Republican atlairs in this State by exSenator Platt under whoso leadership the party has met with an almost continuous series of disasters sinco he took hold WHAT CLAKKSON THINKS One of Utahs Stannchest Friends Expresses Very Decided He Advocates u Legislative Coun cil Appointed by tho Immigrants Should Be lie turned Senators Will Permit the Defeat of the Election Bill BOSTON Dec ExAssistant Postmaster General in an interview on Na tional politics said ho did not ascribe to the big importers an extraordinary larso In the defeat of the Republicans at tho cent olootioru SroakiiiK of 1 e bill Clarkson said ho was in favor of it but there wore no assurances thatt would pass as somo of the Senators who had specula tions at stako would let tho bill be defeated through delay On tho prospects of financial legislation Clarkson thought there was a majority in House in favor of free coinage Ho thought a revision of tho banking law was needed In favor of tho farmer and said the Farmers Alliance had come to stay until some modification of tho banking system was made The Farmers Doc Tho various prominent Kansas Farmers Alliance men mentioned in tho dispatches as having boon concerned in a plot to disintegrate the Southern Democracy by supporting tho sub trcnsury bill at the recent Fanners Alliance convention laugh at the story and say they voted for tho bill because they believe in it A SiX MONTHS AGREEMENT THE COMPACT FNTICRKD INTO BY THE WESTERX KOADS An Advisory loarl to Have Entire Charge of Kate ARiliing Dlvluiou of Koads NBW YORK Dec longexpected meeting of representatives of the Western railroads was hold today at tho house of Banker Morgan Tbo following companies were represented Chicago Northwestern Chicago Burlington Quincy Groat Northern Chicago Rock Island Pacific Iowa Central Chicago Milwaukee St Paul Union Pacific Missouri Pacific At chison Topeka Santa Fe Illinois Central Southern Pacific Denver Rio Grande Northern Pacific and Rio Grande Western Besides thorepresentatives of these com panies there wero Pierpont Mor gan Samuel Spencer John Crosby Bijbwno Howard Potter and George C Magown Tho preliminary agreement whichhas already been published was presented by Jay Gould and read After some discussion Morgan said long consideration a simple bal comprehensive plan had been agreed to by the Vanderbilt and Pennsyl vania lines for their mutual and competi tive Interests and upon that plan he had prepared a he proceeded to read It provides for the formation of a now association between the several com panies west of Chicago and St Louis to be under the management and direction of an advisory board to consistof the president arid one member of the board of directors of each company It shall have power to es tablish and maintain uniform rates between competitive points and decide all questions of common interest between the members It shall have entire charge of all outside agencies for securing traftio at competitive points If any officer or representative of any company should authorize or promise directly orindirectly any variation from the established tariff ho shall be discharged The rates and policy adopted by the advis ory board shall continue in force and be binding until altered by a board vote A least fourfifths of tho members shall be re quired to make the acLion binding upon all The board shall appoint proper arbitrators commissioners and other representatives adopt bylaws to carry out the purpose of association No compaiiy shall with draw frorri the association except after a ninety days written notice by resolution of the board of directors to every other mem ber of the association with a proviso how ever that association shall continue at least six months from January next Thisagreement will be laid by each representative present before tbo Hoard of Directors of his company for action AfUr a it was adopted all voting in the affirmativeexcept the Chicago sas City St Paul which wasted more The Chicago Alton Kansas City Fort Scott Memphis andM will also be invited to join President Miller of the Paul road was empowered to act as chairman of the ad with power the first meeting of the board after the receipt by notices of tbe several bbardsof directors The most perfect bnimony prevailed at the meeting and it was considered by all present that the action taken great stride toward conservative and effective cooperation between all companies W6MANS VIRTUE Dec Special to In his Washington dispatch to tbo Tribune T C Crawford says Tho Mormon lobby was never so strong as It is now and so tho settlement of t he vexed question of Mor monism will probably bo postponed forsomo time General Murray tho former Governor of Utah a ml the dashing cavalry comman der under Sherman on his march to tho sea is spending tho winter in Washington This stalwart Kentucky Republican shows but little trace of tho many fights ho baa been through Uo made the ouly real fight that has ever boon made In Xltab against tbo Mormon Church In that office ho saori licod all his moans and several years of his life In the struggle ono of tho most powerful political and tinancial organiza tions in tho country Governor Murray says that tho Mormon Church is stronger today than over ThLi is in marked contradiction to tho current sentiment on the subject There Is vaguo belief among tho people who havo given tho subject any attention that tho Mormon Church lias abandoned polygamy and that the Edmunds law had boon ablo to practi cally stamp out Its last traces In tho Terri tory of Utah Governor Murray says that polygamy flourishes today at It did in tho past Tho law is evaded in every way Governor Murray says however that polygamy is tbo smallest objectionable feature of the Mormon Church Ho says that the overshadowing feature of tbo Mor mon Church is the fact that it the doctrine of the supremacy of tho church in every walk of life to tbo Govern ment II is a compact organization which 3s in constant rebellion to tho authorities Ho does not believe In disturbing any re ligious organization in worshiping accord ing to its honest belief but when such bo liof becomes the basis of a gigantlo political conspiracy ho would so adjust tbo adminis tration of its affairs as to make such politi cal rebellion impotent Ills remedy Is very simple Ho would havo a Legislative Council appointed bythe President of tho United States and this Council should bo sent to the Donate for confirmation All things which related to tho administration of affairs In tho Terri tory should be In tho bands of tbo Council He did not believe In having men connected with the administration of affairs in tbo Territory who believed that any Church authority was superior to that of tbo United States A man of that belief should never be allowed to bold any kind of office under tho Government Ho would bavo Mormon Delegate debarred from tho floor of Congress He says thafc tba experiment of governing a Territory by a Legislative Council was originally the Territory of Louisiana when It was first purchased from Franco It was thought at thattime that tbo largo foreign population could not bo trusted with tha administration of Its affairs Tbo samo experiment was tried afterwards in the Territory of In tho Dis trict of for good and sufficient reasons the local Legislature has been abol ished with tho office of Delegate In Con gress Tbe change has worked very welL There is no one in Congress at present who appears to be actuated by any motive be yond that of patriotic Interest Governor Murray thinks In another way the growing strength of the Mormons could be by an order at Castle Tho Mor mons who come over arc assisted emigrants arid should not bo allowed to land Tho authority to send them back Is In tho ex isting A BLOODTHIRSTY SUOSHONE Why Bookkeeper strojed an Picture to named Carey Judson WarbingtOTi tonight struct the paintingby Bouguereau entitled Return of the Art As in with a chuir and tore two renbintbeCaiivas each about said respect able hoiises felt itihisdutytb destroy 1 tbiai interest pfiXoni lonr ojt 1676iind w Mivvalued Drunken Brayo Wantonly Mar ders a Younjjf Boy Wyo Dec 15 Special to George Wesaw a Shoshone brave shot and killed a 12yearold bbyj of the same tribe Wind Kiver Agency Fremont county this State Saturday Tho shooting occurred at tbe Tpne Vook where a number of reds in a gambl ing pastime corresponding to nftse fantan Wesawy whoso slxsSiooter had been unloaded by bis coaapajilons whila road to outfifdp the tepee and filled the paused stt play and leveling fair at j the head of the young red kill ing the lad instantly i Pean and WxhWatzec weve soon on ihe scene and arrested HC was ironedr and jail but the assistance of f Tbo the Grand thirty Wesaw is suppoaed way to the Crow ln He whisky i given Sharp 900 ofwhom reservation his people He has ;