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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah THE TRIBUNE is tho only Sevenday Paper publislied be tween Denver and San Fran cisco and contains tlae only Complete Telegraph Seivice in the Rocky Mountains THE TRIBUTSTE is delivered by carrier to all parts of the city at 25 cents per week Monday edition included Teleplion VOJL 250 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH TUESDAY MOEJSTNG DECEMBER 30 1890 PRICE FIVE CENTS A SLAUGHTER Over a Hundred Indians Killed in Battle CAPTAiN WALLACE SLAIN Six Soldiers Killed Outright and Six teen Wounded GORY RESULT OF TREACHERY Band After Make an Unexpected Attack on tho Seventh and 12O BruvcB Said to Have Been Pine KifJge Indians Excited and Trouble Is Feared men were wounded complicates the Knrreudnrof all the Indiiuis which would a short time hud not this c r 1 hud two battallions and a Qultojilnrpo number or young w rlors huvc bfon a way froru ciirap thit wcie to tho Bud Lands also qnie a number of bund are Forsythc The troopH are in clofto proximity Siguod r MILES VEIIY PKW INDIANS ESCAPED Dec dispatches from Gonoral Mllos dated Rapid City S wore received tonijht by General Sohofleld IftlllnK of a fight in tbo Bad Lands today Tiio ilrat was had four troops of cavalry and hold tho Indiana till Fontythr reached him with four mom troops Jwt night At this moru intf while iisurmmK Indiuns n com J think very Indians have escaped I think we will Inivo this mutter in hand soou JIH all arc in Tboro WHS no procuution oniitterj The fiultt ocyurrod near the head of Wounded Ivnce mcek I have Just seen mnny of the Indians who out toward Porsythe this morning come buck Thu noxfc dispatch aaya General Brooke tolegrapha reports that while disarming Blc Foots brtrid ttiis mnmiiiK a flght occurred Cup tain Wailncti and live soldierH were killed Lluti tennnt Darlington and fifteen men were wounded Tbii Indians ure being hunted up in all directions None are known to have gotten their Brooko reports that many younc warriors that wire going out from camp in the Had Lands to the agency have gono toward Forsytho All the troops have been noti flod A later dispatch says General lirnoko reports that two shots wore flred near the Bgoncy Pino Ridge by some one later intho day und Bdvoral shots were fired in return Quite a hirge number of Two Strikes bund ran away and nil at the agency are gener ally excited All this rnukvs look more STEWART OPENS THE BATTLE The Force Bill and the Financial Measure Will ClashToDay TWO MORE VOTES FOR FREE COINAGE The Idaho Senators Will Give Silver Legislation the Preference Tho Civil Service Commissioners Dis pute WunumoJeeVs Immigration Bill Tied THE TCNNEIu PROFITS PIPTK Enx3K Deo to Tntn a battlewith Indiana on Porcupine crook have Just boon received Big Foots band under a military guard was within eighteen milofl of tho ugonoy when ordure woro racolved from Gononil Brooks co them and send thorn at once to Port Omaha When tho dornaml for tho surrender of arms rrmdo tho replied by opening lire Tho soldiers replied and a torrJblo slmighter took pluco Tlio entire band of Indians oonsintlng of 120 braves and over a huadrofl fifty squaws und woro Jclllocl The loss of soldiora is oomparatiuoiy small but Hovoral wore klllocl Incliullng Captain Wallace of tho Seventh Cavalry A largo number woro inoro oro loss seriously wounded EXCITEMENT AT THK Whon the news of tho flght ronohed tho aponoy it procluood Intense excitement there and a largo nurabor af Indians loft tho Others undor Red Olouci doter ininod to stay with General Brooks arc now helping to repol an attack of renegade Indians who arc attempting to oapturo and nffonoy A cump of frlondllcs within sight of Uio agency was burned Just before sundown this evening und It Iti sup posed inhabitants massacred Kollowlng Is a list of the soldiers kllloci and wounded so far an obtained CAPTAIN commander of tho troop PRIVATE OHOOK troop B WOUWUMD Father Crafts a Catholic priest will probably din Frank Lewis Troop Privates Sulllrnn Stono and Troop Corporal Clifton Troop Pri vates Toohoy and Davla Sor Keant Lloyd Lieutenant Darlington P F Wells interpreter Lltmtonant Klnzlo Trumpeter CluUlenson will Sorjoant CanipboU and Private Setter Troop Sergeants Pyor and Duncan Private Elliott Troop SorKoant Ward Troop Prl vato Adaraa und Sorcrounc the latter mortally Troop Private Cook Troop Corporal Nowoll Troop B DKSOIIIPTION OV THK BATTLE EXPECTED IT General Sohofiold though deeply regret ting tbe occurrence was not sur prised when ho learned of the treachery dis played by the Indians In the light He had boon on Uio outlook for treachery all tbo time Tt was almost Inevitable So far us he could see just now there appeared to be no further clangor at hand except that to bo feared from tbo dlsaruiuinont of the bands of Indians that are still out though tbo excitement following thu light today might be the means of loading to further trouble Secretary Proctor aJso expressed regret at tbo occurrence as ho had hoped for a set tlement of tbo trouble without further bloodshed Ho supposed Inasmuch as Big was oomiootod with Sitting Bulls band that It was a case where tbe Indians wanted revenge for tbe killing of their friend BIG FOOTS SUIU1ENJVEK It WnH Treacherous tain Wallace Tomahawked LTNOOTJ Deo State Journal has from Its apodal correspondent tho fol lowing story of the flght between tbo troops and Big Foots Indiana at tho uuuip at Wounded Knee At 8 oclock this morning tho troops wors massed tvbontiho Indian village with Hotuhklss guiiM overlooking tho camp not 3fty yards away ordered all tho Indians to forwarda way from tho tonts Thoy canio and stu In iv halt oirolo until counted JHs mountod troops woro then thrown around thorn Company K Captain rind Company H Cnpliiin Vjircmn Au ordur ihcn given to twenty Indians to go iviul git tholr pa us Thoy returned with only two guns A of troops ic once bogftu to sotircli tho v Ullage hiding thirty eight pruna As this task wan about unimitatcd tho Indians surrounded byComjmnios 1C Bbo gan to luovo AU of H suddou they throw tholr blankets to tho ground WltmKQ U nnd begun firing rapidly at the troops not twenty feet awav The troops were jit groat disadviui tivgf fouring that they wound thoir own com rades The Indian women ami children thon nui to Mio south tho baUory tiring rapidly as ran Soon mountml troops woro uftir tiiiin shouting thorn down on evory htuul on gngeiiHtii lasted fully an hour iMtd a hiUf Mnin took refuge In K ravine from whioh it wus diw oult them TUB KtlJjKD AXU 1 should estimate tie killed and wounded from wlmt I saw on the flold aud vicinity ut llfty Just now U is hngossiblo to state the oxnot num ber as tho soluiors arc shooting thsm dawn wherever found The Hold a scent of grout confusion vrith horsoii running In evory direction uiul men for a few moments wore owing to the unfortunate way thoy woro placed din tain Wallace of K troop was the only oflicor killed In tho first mud rush of the Indians thoso of diem who had not guns svitivokod tbo troopers with knives clubs ftnd tomahawks aud poor Ciijitniu town with a blow from n hivtoliot on the bond Father Croft h CuthoUo missionary rocoivetl a bullet wound ivhich will probably result fatally Lieutenant Darlington of Arutic exploration fame received serious wound In tho ami A number or nonoominissioned oillcers and privates ivtMp wounded probably twentyfive or thirty all Sovural ot ihoso Hkolv to die 1 cmuiot at this tlciw give tbo namus of all tbe As this dispatch is being written tlio troops nre still pursuing tho Indians in ovory direction The correspondent says tho Indians must have been mad to have attacked tho number of soldiers who were gathered about them there being only 120 trucks The treacher ous deed coming the time it dUl was a surprise and tha correspondent doubts If any of tbe Indiana will be loft alive to tell the tale when the soldiers get through the days work The members of the Seventh Cavalry have once more shown themselves horues in deeds of daring Single conIIlots ot groat bravery ware seen all over tho field OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED Genesttl Miles Very Few In dlaua Escaped CHKUOO Dec rumor received In tho city this afternoon that a serious fight when the troops tried todisj Big Foots band Is confirmed by receipt of the following by Colonel Corbln from General Mliea hour RAVIO CUT S DPO that Big Pools flght occurred Captain five LieutejawU Darlington flfUeu An Account of Ifivcnts Leading to the Battle OMArtA Doc spoclal to the Bed from LMno KIclKO says Bltf Foots band wero discovered shortly boforo nooayostorday by Llttlo Bat one of tbo Indian aoouta The hostile cump was eight nillos northwest of Major WhJtosidos camp on Wounded Knoo When this was roportod to Major Whltosldo ho orclorod tho Seventh Cavalry luto tho saddle and to inarch to tho point Indicated by the scout As tho military approached tho hostlles formed In lone line of battle Major White side brought his men up Into lino and when thoy came within ride shot Big Foot oame forward on foot and unarmed and sig naled that ho ivruitod to spoalc with the Major Dismounting tho latter walked out and mot the chlof As they oarno forward Big Foot extended his hand In token of I am people hero want ancl Major Whito slrto cut him short with I dont want nor will I havGany at all Tt IH either unconditional Hurrender or Hirbt What is your answer Wo surrondor said tlm chief wo would have done so before but wo couldnt lind you ancl oouldnt HrUl soldiers to surrender Thon at a slKnal his warriors raised tho white flag In loss time than It takes to write It the military had tholr prisoners sur rounded and was hastened Into Flue RklRe agency for the other four troops of tho Seventh Cavalry and Lieutenant Taylors scouts to help guard and disarm tho party Tboro are 150 warriors all per fectly armed and ii50 squaws together with many children They seem to be all well flxucl for war except that some of them are without ponies Major Wbitoslcio has 2t0 solcllors Tbo general opinion Is that tho surrender of Big Foot Is not In good faith Tbo Indi ans still retain tholr arms Tho party how ever la bointf watched and tho hrst false move will precipitate a light CHICAGO Dec Oorbfn of tho army headquarters bore received a tolo gram from Cecioral Miles Rapid Olty S continuing tho Associated Press dts patoheslast night about the capture of Bis Foor and his band Colonel Corbin thinks this virtually means an end Ing of all trouble and General Miles will be able to start for homo In a few days Tbe General left Rapid City yostovclay on horseback for Piuo Klclgo agency a journey of 70 mllos IiAKH TRIBUNE BUREAU 517 Fourteenth Street WASHINGTON D Dec 20 1800 Senator Stewart gave notice today that tomorrow he should move to take up tbe Financial bill which bad been reported from the Senate Committee on Finance It is likely that tho strength of tlie silver men will bo developed on the vote which means the sidetracking ofthe Election bill and affording an opportunity to the Senate to vote upon free coinage Senator Shoup is not ready to talk for pub lication on tbe Election bill a fact that is more than probably due to tho fact that the Idaho Senator would naturally be much more interested in silver and finance fenor ally than in other kind uf legislation Tho arrival of Senator Shoup strengthens the of the silver men very materially and there will be more power yet when Sen ator MoConuolI arrives on Wednesday or Thursday It Is certain that both tbe Idaho men will vote foi1 bill but they will give silver the preference at any time WANTS TO SLEAK One of the Coat actors Proposed to Keep Them ASK OMAKA Dec to A decision in favor of the plaintiff was ren dered In the United States Courttoday in tbe case of Osborne and Gushing vs Fitz gerald and others Tho suit grows but of the construction of what is known as tbe Alpine tunneLin Colorado Gush ing and Fitzgerald built tbe road undor the agreement that Fitzgerald was to furnish all the moneys and gethalf tbo profits while the other two did the work ancl got the other half The railroad company refused to pay tho amount asked by for tbe work and a compromise was effected This amounc was paidto Fitz gerald whokept It on1 the gzound 1hat It only covered what be advanced on the work with reasonable Interest The Court holds that under tbe contract Fitzgerald is not en til led to Interest on the money advanced and orders him to pay to Osborne and Gush ing each onefourth of the profits which will amount to for each of them IDAHOS CASE DISCUSSED Democratic Members Think Three Senators Arc One Too Many SHOUP TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE Hair a Million for Illinois Doc Illinois State Board of Agriculture at a imeetlug today decided to ask the Legislature to appropri ate half a million of dollars for tho State exhibit at the Worlds Fair Plans for buildings were considered THE OMAHA BRIDGE QUARREL Another Opportunity for tho Minor ity Senators to Kill Credentials Will Not Bo Presented at Senate Discussion IT MAY AFFECT THE RKCEtfT PRESI DENTS AGREEMENT CD The Rock Inland Trains Also Shut Clark tho Agreomcu Nut Uo Adliorod To WASHINGTON Dep in tho Senate that he would touiorrow call up the Financial bill gave ripe to some speculation as to tho olleoi uf his action upon the programme ar ranged It that Stewart Is desirous of making a speech upon tbe financial subject aud that there Is no seri ous taking tbe Financial bill up for action tomorrow or Ic fact any day this week A CANADIAN THAIjK UKSOIdJTlON Carlisle today Introduced a joint resolu tion authorizing tbe President to appoint three commissioners invite Canada to appoint tho same to consider all questions alVeotlng commercial relations undor tbe existing treaties and recommend to their respective govern merits such reciprocal leg islation will settle all diiloreuces and tend to promote thegrowth of trade and commerce between tbe two governments JJUljINOIS SAND STORMS Such Drouth and Dust Never Before Known In That State nLOOMINGTOtf DOO 29 TniBUNM Dispatch Sun Francisco Chronicle Such storms of sand and dust as arc prevail ing In Central Illinois have never before boon known at this season or indeed at any thus of the year Not a drop of rain bus fallen In this country or months The wind has blown strong and continuously for several days and tho dust and sand have boon so thick that it has boon at thuos almost Impossible to soo across tho street Thn dust has been blown entirely off tho higher portions of tho streets and llos In doop drifts In tho ditches The streams arc drying up rapidly and tho scarcity of water Is occasionally of great inconvenience to the farmers A Victim of tho Blizzard W Dec San Francisco Chronicle Tho tlrst loss of llfo In this section from the groat snowstorm is Just reported from Bam liii Lincoln county Today James Woit a school tuachor was found frozen to death near there Ho was buriod In a snowdrift on a fond loading across the1 mountains from Six Miles oioolc to Meed river and was evi dently on his way homo to spend Now Years when overcome by the cold MAYOR INDIGNANT He Suggests That tho Union Pacific Off Its Starving Laborers POWJCLAND Deo situation of laborers forced into idleness by reason of cessation of work on tho Sound extension of the Union PiioIUc is unchanged This afternoon the Mayor of tbe city sent the following telegram to S H H Clark vtoepresldent and general manager of tho Union Pacific at Omaha Nearly 1000 discharged and unpaid employees of your construction dppnrtmont nro in Portland iu varlouli status ot destitution several hundred btuug fed and lodged daily by tho city nnd by private charity All thesnmou hold chouks whioh tho contrnotors have no means to pay their own re ikiul being unable to obUin froni your coinpftny of the now duo on ooritraot I submit that the Union Puuillu Company isdirectly responsible for the condition ill which these men an left by the sudden abnndoiunnnt of and is bound lu ccmnion honor and ckceucv to Instant steps for the rtllof of their until the duo thorn are paid JUSTICE JJUOWN CONFIIUfED Tho Senate confirmed tho nomination of Henry B Brown Associate Justice of tbe Supreme Court MERCHANT MATIINB BILLS Senator Frye from the Committee on Oonimoroe reported favorably various bills embodying tho recommendations of the re centinternational marine conference rela tive to tho merchant niarine service THIS ISIAUaRATIOtf BILL TIED UP Two w co Its agoChalrman Owen of the House Immigration was au thorisiod by a majority of the members of his conimitteo to report a comprehensive bill to the House amendatory of thepresent contract labor and immigration laws The bill was thought to be a conservative meas ure but It is now boing bung up because of objections raised by Lehlbacb of New Jer sey who at tho time absent on tho Pa clllci Coast engaged in an investiga tion of the methods by which Chinamen are smugKled into the United Lohlbach agrees in his views with those of tliio GormanAmerican secret societies which are inclined to oppose any measure which baa for Its object the erection of bar riersto tho complete freedom of immigra tionto the United States Lehlbach as soon us ho heard of tho action of the committee protested against anything beting done In his absence It was dn consequence of this protest that Owen held up the report which will not be made to tbo House until Lohl baoh returns A LAND ACT HULING Secretary Noble today In response to an inquiry from tho looal land officers at Ore gon City Oregon holds that an applicant who prior to tho act of August 30tb last had perfect title to 320 acres or more under the General may under that act acquire title to more That is to say tbo aot is not1retroactive arid hence the limitation applies only to tho amount which may be accjuired after tho passage of the act l A CIVIL SERVICE CONTROVERSY The Civil Service Commission has ad dressed a lengthy letter to the President regarding Postmaster General Wunamaker in which tho latter said the Civil Service examination par ticularly as regaids postoflioe employees ought to be Improved The Commissioners say they have many times asked high officials of the Postoffloe Department for suggestions annual report first intimation had received that the Department had anything to suggest The statement that from onefourth to one third of the men furnished by tho Commis sion through the railway mall service ex aminations have not proved satisfactory is denied by theCommission In the letter which shows thut more than ninetenths of these men are still kept in the service and the Commissioners express surprise that their work is not satis factory Tbe Commissioners say the figures of own reportcontradict his assertions The figures also show that of the postofflce inspectors f urnlshecJ from tho Commissions list more than 90 per cent have been retained There is no class of employees the Commissioners say which it is more koep from political patronage than the jiostofBce inspectors CONSULAR1 SBIlvicB FJOAtTJOS Secretary Windom today received the report of Special Agent Whitehead in regard to alleged frauds In thematter of goods shipped from Canada buthe refused to dis close the character of itscontents for the reason that It applied solely to the consular anddid not slightest degree upon the Ho re ferred the report to tho Secretary of State It is saidthe published reportswere greatly exaggerated and while Irregularities were found the resultant losses to the Govern ment are nothing like the aroount stated in tho newspapers a dollars A Machine convantlon is in aessiou the advlsubilitj Emma Abbott at The opening of the Grand Opera House to nightwas probablyOgdens most brilliant public event hundred of the culture and elite1 of tlie city most of the ladies in evening dress fllied of the house Frank J Oannoa introduced Miss Abbott who jn ad e a sh or t speech 00 rn plimentary to thVOjpera House of v Castllo wasi presented in ra11 worthy of the splendid hew build ing more beautlfuliand charmirijr tlian any one ad i CniCAoo Dec Miller of the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul Railroad said this morning that ho had called a Ing of the now consolclatedassociation of to bo hold In New Jan uary 5fch Ho intimated thattbo present complication with the Union Pacific about the Omaha bridge matter might Interfere with it If tiie contract which the ift Paul road has with the said Miller cannot be enforoo4 it will not be expected that any private the president might make will hold yood The road is not alone the Book Island having also received notice from tho Union Pacific that it will not be permitted to con tinue thi present bridge Tho officials of the Book Island and St Paul roads claim that in May last a con tract was entered Into1 three roads in Interest und ratified of tho boards of the Paul and roads were granted track age fncllities over the Union Pacific bildge for an annual rental Thoy admit that Iho terms are very favorable while the new Union Pacific management claimthe rental paid Is too withai view to securing better tryjug to abro gate the contract The action of the Union Pacific hi de barring the Chicago Milwaukee PJLU from Omaha over theXJnion Pacific bridge was a surpriseto the Paul officials For some time they ad vertising that they would run to butthe first one schedule was stopped by Paoiflo people at tho bridge In an interview this President Miller of tho St Paul road said Last May our company entered into an ar rangement with tho Rock Island by wnioh we were to build bridge across the Missouri river HtOumhfUor oar joint use As soon us tbe Union Pacific peopleheard of this andJ refernarticii lurly to Sydnuy Dillon who Is uow president and General JJodgc who is a sought tv conferenc3 with us and thore would he no of our building Abridge as would be glad to let us use their bridge for a a contractwas drawn which our roadaud thoillock Island were to run trains into the Onion depot in Omn ha over tbe Union Pacific bridge This company WHS to pay ft year and its proportion of the joint nxpenses The contract was approved by President Adiuna und lhe board directors of the Union Pnuiflo and Iheru can be no question as to its validity So far asour freight business Is con cerned hiivo operating under tbecon tniot since July 1st but as soori as wogave no tioo that we begin to run shut out without explanation The contract is and binding and I dont see how the Union Pasiiio can sot it asidei The Rock Island similar to that of the St Paul except that it embraced the joint use of tho tracks from Omaha to Lincoln1 tho strength oi it the Kock Islandhas Gftytwo miles of road betweeii Lincoln and Beatrice oon neotiug witb the miiin line The PaciQc wixsthus to obtain a southern outlet throughthe Indian Territory ivnd buoome a competitor of truffle to und from the Southwest Presidents Miller and Cable bad a confer ence today but both declare they have not decided upon any definite course ofaction Thoy were firmly of tho opinion that they be deprived of tho rights accorded them by tract even though there had been a ohangein the raanagernont ot the Union Pacific The opinion ox prossed hare today thattho band or Jay Gould had been seen in all of owns the Missouri Paciflo and that the contract which gives the Union Pacific into Missouri Paciflo territory wasnot to his taste There Is a feeling In railway circlesJbhat this affair may prove a deathblow lib the presidents agreement Miller said in an interview If tliat hot be made to stand there Is no use of fooling away time with traffic TRAINS TURNED BACK OtoAHA Deo attempt was made this morning Bock Island trains to cross the Union Pacific bridge but the switches were fixed so they could not and the trains were turu to Council Bluffs and transfer S H E Clark general manager of the Union Pacific said tho Union Pacifiopro to do its own business It did riot In tend to give up to another it to use Its tracks as It pleases It had oflered to pull intheMilwaukeeandBock Island trains butwould not allow the en gines of those roads to do tbe pulling The agreement would not be complied with ancl the subject was now being discussed in New York and a decision on it would not be reached before the 6tb LAKE TRIBUNE BUREAU 517 Fourteenth Street WASHINGTON D Dec Tho of the long struggle for State hood iu Idaho manifested itself today when Governor Shoup took tho oath as the first Senator from tho new State Senator Shoup and Senatorelect Dubois reached Washing ton last night They promptly held a con sultation with several prominent Senators as to tbe presentation of the credentials of the three Senatorselect iu which Senators Sauuders Spoonor zuid Hoar and Vice President Morton participated It was decided to give the Democrats no oppor tunity to inject another endless discussion Into the timekilling performances In which they are now engaged and as tho presenta tion of Dubolss credentials might precipitate such a debate it was agreed that they should not be preseuted until after Shoup nnd WcConaell had drawn for temis and tho certainty of the Impending vacancy bad been determined in open Senate For a short time before the Senate opened Shoup and Dubois wore on tho floor of the Senate receiving tho congratulations of their prospective Immediately after tbe journal was read tho VicePresi dent laid before tbe Senate tbo credentials of Gfeorge L Shoup properly tied with an appropriate shade of ribbon aud adorned with a huge gilt seal the seal of tho State of Idaho It was aii interesting fact in con jiection with the credentials that the elec tion of Senator Shoup was certified to by Governor Shoup one and tho same indi vidual he having resigned tho gubernato rial honors for the higher position Senator Vance waa very soon on his feet with a motion to refer the credentials of both Senators Shoup and McOonuell to tho Committee on Privileges and Elections at the same time intimating that Idaho had more than her share of Senators having as he understood it elected throe Senator Spooner said I woulkl not do and Senator Hoar got up and moved that the oath be administered to Mr Shoup Mr Hoars motion had preference and it was put The nays would havo been more numerous had tbe Democrats known just what to do but there was evidently no un dorstaudlng on so the ayes had it and Senator Hoar escorted Colonel Shoup to the VicePresidents desk and stood by him while he took the oath Then Captain Bassetr took tho new Senator la tow and conducted him to his now desk which Is uext to that of Senator Warren of Wyoming A long debate then ensued on the pro ceedings of tho Idaho Legislature which had culminated in the election of three Senators Senator Carey makiug the same argument which be had in tho interview wired TUB TIUIJUNJI some time ago The debate was finally culminated by the withr by Senator Hoar of his motion to table Senator Vances motion to refer Senatorelect McConnell is expected here on Thursday when he will be sworn in and draw with Senator Slioup for his term of office Then tbe credentials of Scuator elect Dubois will be presented unless other wise determined Jin tho meantime There are some Republican Senators who still maintain that It will be better for Dubois to bo electtjd after the determination of the vacancy is oflicially made tn the Senate but there is no Republican Senator who will not vote to accept the credentials as al ready made up The Post this morning prints a long inter view with Dubois Iu which when whether there was any Instance in tho his tory of the country where three United States Senators wero elected at tho same he replied I think not but because it is unprecedented it does not follow there is anything wrong about it Wo got the opinion of Senator Hoar aud other promi nent men as to the validity of ahe step be fore it was consummated All who were consulted were a unit in advising us that there was no Impropriety In such The Post Dubois is only 39years old aud is in consequence one of the juniors in the august body to which he will soon be transferred Ho is slight of build dark of complexion and looks some thing the order ofa professor He la proba bly the most popular man In Idaho and tho fioe maneuvering which gave him the six years term shows that his four years polit ical in the House has not been in Senator and if tbe Legislatureworo not In session tbo appointment cf a Senator should bo by tbo Governor of ti 0 Snte He imagined that thoro hud been a the history of tbo country wbero tho State LegLshiture had chosen throe Senators at onco it uot imperative under tbo Constitution that there shall bo a vacancy after the 4th of March think so how could tbo Legislature of Idaho be any more certain of that fact three months hence than it is today one of thoso gentlemen holds precisely the same form of credentials Now I want the Senator to state what tho Senate would do In case all threo of them presented their credentials at the same time How would the Senate determine what two of them were legally arranged aud one of them was not The discussion was continued by Stewart Sanders Cockrell Spoonor Reagan anc Mitchell Spooner asked Roagan whether the State of Idaho was uot entitled to two Senators Roagn Legislature of Idaho adopted a resolution to proceed to an election to fill tho two existing vacancies and it oloctod Shoup and McConnell without specifying tbo longth of term of oilhor leaving It to be de termined by the Senate How does that fact alVoct the question of tbe Legislature having elected a third man whose term of ollicc to commence in tho future Vances motion to refer tho credentials of Shoup and MeConnell to the Committee on Privileges and Elections was then agreed to THE MISSISSIPPI ASSASSINS HOARS PLEA FOR PURE ELECTIONS THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR DE 1TONDS THIS irOKCK BILL The iu Lino With Snfjposfclons of Leading Cloture Kill Trade Coirimmsion THE SENATE DISCUSSION ABE THE BUNTEB Agility and Vifcor of the sachnsetta Inhabitant Dec Francisco Chronicle Probably the oldest man In Western Massa chusetts is Abe Parsens living in this place He is101 years a romantic and adventurous He was born aslave in South Carol in aanil ran bis master In time and made way to States and only guide being He New York State iwhere he again became a such head medical stantly askihgrfor his iOn is a tit lilt ng V ui as l J 1 itboiler f that would not find ewfy Democrats Make the 3Iost of an Op portunity to me WASHINGTON Dec Senate met at noon and the VleePreaident laid before the Senate a communication from the Gov ernor of Idaho transmitting the creden tials of the Senatorselect from that State L Shoup and William T McConnell The credentials haviug been asked that if Shoiip was present tho oath of office be administered to him remarked that the novrState of Idaho appeared toj have elected more than Senators and ho thought the credentials should be referred to the Com mittee on Privileges and Elections Hoars motion having been agreed to that Senator escorted Shoup to the Clerks desk whore he took tho oath of office v Harris subsequently inquired what had become of Vances said Shoup was simply sworn on his prima facie case Vance remarked that it was stated in the newspapers that tbree Senators were elected in Idaho aud that the Legislature had gone tothe extent of assigning each of them the term for which he should That was contrary he said to the rulo of the Senate and to the Constitutional provisions He thought It proper therefore that the ques tion be determined by the proper committee Senate Mitchell said ihat so far aa the election of throe Senators was concerned ho held It was and In Hoar argued that the question was a very simple It was clear linquestlon able that one of thetwo credentials bad justbeen presented would go out on the 4th ot March 1801 the liegislaturo had elected aSecatqr for the would1 then ibeKin beyond all would be thatj time because one of gentlemen would have to go out WASHINGTON Dec the Senate af ter tbo credentials of the Idaho Son ators had boon disposed of Carlisle introduced a Joint resolution for the appointment of commissioners to confer with commissioners of the Dominion of Canada to consider trade relations between the two countries and it was referred to the Snloct Committee on isolations with Canada Faulkner offered a resolution which went over till on tho Superin tendent of Census for information as to tho population of oach county iu the State of West Virgina Aldrich offered his resolution for amend ment of tho rules which he had heretofore given notice of aud asked that it bo printed and laid over Cockrell asked whether It waa uow in order to move to refer tbo rosulutlon to tho Committoo on llules It was decided not and tho resolution went over Senator Stowart this afternoon gave notice that be would tomorrow move to take up the Financial bill Gorman moved to take up tho bill for tho adjustment of tho accounts of laborers under tbo eighthour law but Boar claimed tbo Iloor on tho Elections bill aud Gorman withdrew tho motion Hoar yielded tbo floor to ETiscock who addressed tho Senate at length in support of tho bill At tho conclusion of HIscocks speech Hoar addressed tbe Senate thecourse of his remarks Uoar said tho struggle for the pending bill struggle for the last step toward establishing the doctrine to which tbo American people were pledged by tholr history their Constitution their opinions and interests They could not know intheir citizenship slaves vassals or inferior races Itwas idle to debate theories or philosophies in tbe presence of express provisions of the Constitution He repelled with all the indignation which tho calumny deserved tho assertion that tho bill was a partisan measure or that any man who supported it was actuated by partisan pur poses Tbo bill was to exclude partisanship from determination ot title to a place on tho roll of the Representatives as ab solutely as the lot of would ad mlt Tho committee that reported it ha meroly undertaken to act on tbe advice o S S Cox aud other leading Democrats t extend thebeneficent system of olectora supervision offered in Now York to other parts of tho country The Senators would put forth tho whol military tho to do fend settlers against the Indiana though the latter had been provoked by a hundroc years of wrongH they not also protect them against unprovoked outrage at the polls Did they stand hero seriously to affirm that the fathers of tho Republic had created a National Government anc given it no authority to secure the purity of election of its great representative as sembly Tho Republican Senators charged that through election practices In operation in some of theStated the places of at least thirty Representatives have boon illegally usurped that the Constitution of the United States had been so violated and overthrown that forfourteen years animosity had con trolled the National Houso of Representa tives and for four years the Presidency of tho United States had been held by a usurper What had the Senators on the other side answered Some of them seemed to think their best answer was in railing and revil ing the Senator who had charge bill Their abuse had done him Hoar an honor to ho would not have laid claim It broufbt him Into company into which he wouftl otherwise have been too modest to seek admission It was the Democrats who reviled Adams and Sumner and Seward and Lincoln and Grant The Senators from Virginia and West Virginia Daniel und Kenna had butrepented what their pre decessors bad said Concerning those the whoso shoes he Hoar was not Worthy Without concluding his speech Hoar yielded t or executive session and the Son ate soon adjourned The Postmaster at Carrolltown Was Murdered by a Mob A OARING CHICAGO BANK BOBBERY An Exciting Chase and Fatal Termination of a Denver Poker Hungarian Trag edy New York Diamond Mer chants Crimes WASHINGTON Deo Star Tho killing oi1 John Prentiss Matthews post master at CarroJltovrn by young Mc Brldo will probably turn out to bo a ceJebre A Star reporter yesterday saw J M Matthows of Mississippi who Republican candidate for Congress against General Hooker at tho lust election and who is also a brother of tho dead man Matthews hud just received tho following telegram from Carrolltown John wjis njimlwrfid by n mob Ho had been notified bv a men a mob was going to kill him ihnt dny He men with their guns fmd got H When ho did this the Sheriff ar rested him and placed him under bonds Jobu pointed three HUMI out to the Sheriff and him to arrest them aud protect his life Tho Sheriff refused It was a plot and all were in it When ho to hotm for dinner lcBride who still in his drug store nhot him down with a shotgun killing him instantly Not sat Hod with this McBride llred fivo at him wiih a revolver after ho was dead Tho mob then begun dancing and shouting around tho body with the most nbuso and curses Johtx several anonymous loiters telling Iiim ho must leave town Tho murderer goer fret is iid all because they want the postoffloo My said Matthews was only 21 years old Ue was tho first Republican postmaster to take tho Oarrolltown oilico for many years and it was frocly said no Ro publican should hold the A DARING BANK ROBBERY Tho Exciting Pursuit and Capture of OhicuRO Thieves CHICAGO Dec Ono of tho most daring robberies known in Chicago was perpetrated today by three stockyard toughs Dndoubt dly tho same who recently robbod cashier of Allortons packing houso A few ninutes past noon throo mea entered the Morchaotis Exchange Bank on avonuo South Chicago Cashier Wilder and bookkeeper Willis had gone to lunch and he only person loft in tho back was Frank ynn asslsstant cashier Two of tho men wont to tho in tho bank pointed revolvers at Lynn and ordered him to open tiio door ak thu rear and lot a third man in Lynn did this when tho robpcr knocked him down and kicked him in tho itomsch until tho young man completely Tbett arid the Alliance KANSAS CITY Dec Star this even ing says Chairman Buchanan of the Kansas Republican State Central Committee said today that the great work before the friends of Ingalls is topreveni if possible the Alliance men from caucusing If they go into he said the man they nomi nate will be elected on the first baUot A dispatch from Topeka however says a caucus has been for the eveniujr bo fore the assembling of the Legislature In galls has arrived at Topeka and is managing hiii SPARKS FROM THE WIRES Xt M arctij 1881 Idabo b i Legislature in of v In Gerlach fc Hayes Philadelphia backers and brokers have fniled The ninth gnmcin tae contest at New York resulted in a draw Frank New York paper manu facturer made A severe prevails over a section of the States The Steel Barge Company of Duluth will es tablish shipyards t The seventh annual meittlng of the American HUtorical Association bepan at Washington receiver was appointed for the Argrut Newa paper Com Jersey City V Senator Stewart introduced in the Senate a bill toiiiithorize the construction of a railway from Bay toBenders6n Bay Alaska r New are made and by pugilist according to which agrees to box Corbett irbeforethe California provided he be a meeting of the wxireUroi of the Mbntaiia Rsci rig A held a ttAaaoonda yesterday it wasydecidedto GreatPallsr and double purees he and Asfociadont each offer ilipursefij and will begin June 17th at GIendie and end Auguit lroeiii5rfcVthe vault took from the taie of bills soma chacco and box oonHalniwg deeds and mortgages Then picked up threw him into tbe vault and locked door on him The then put the sack afbuggy drove down the Jtoikkcpper Willis pasted tho men at tho en trani to the bank incidb wai surprised to find the vault locked no one present Ho hurriedly opened tho vault whoa young Lynn fell out bloody arid groaning that tho bunk had been robbed Willis ruined out side and met a Polico Lieutenant and Sergeant Powers A patrol wagon was called out in a minute and started iuhot pursuit of the who they could see a milo The lash was plied mercilessly and the were gaining rapidly when began to give out Ttse Lieutenant ordered the to use their shotguns as soon as they could get within range white he jumped out to order an other wagon At the corner of South Chicago and Cottage Grove aveuuo the deserted tho buggy getting into the covered meat wagon of Charles Mullln evidently with the idea that they would thus elude the vigilance of tho poUce but pursuers were too close volley from their shotguns soon caused them to desert the wagon When it was caught up with placed under arrest although protesting that hie knew nothing about the matter while the offlcort con tinued the chase of the others Ono of tbemjv John Corbert soon and after a long hunt tho others were found in a They opeued flre on being discovered und Patrick OUrieii a watchman with tha police was in the thigh The eight of shotguns was too much for them however and they soon gavo up all the spoils They gave thoir uamen aa Frank Beciiett and JJenry Tbe latter known to the police by several other names SHOT FOR A BURGLAR Tho a Darner Fatal WindUp of Poker Game DENVER Dec to Ed Armstead was shot acd fatally wounded at two oclock thia morning by officer Kat fcrty In Cbisholmu poolroom No 2330 Lar imer Tho bullet entered the back of tho head and penetrated the brain It war removed the at tho county hospital Armstoad and throe other mien Ben Henderson J W Ewlug and J were mistaken by the officer for burglars and attempted to escape the building when the offices demandediad jriitcance One of tho who un known did escape by jumping through glass door The party had been playing poker in the back room of the billiard hall aiace early in the evening and when Officer Rafferty knocked at their door and de njanded admittaoce they thought they were going to be arrested for gambling turned out the lights and attempted to ciake their escape The officer thinking they were burglars forced open the door ion their refusal to open It and ahot to frighten tbeui into submission The took effect in Arnjsteads head and had a quieting effect on all the rest except the man who r jumped out tho window Ho ran up they street and was shot at four Dexheimer who had been upoh to assist in the arrest THE MAFIA KT They Warn an Editor Word DKTRCIT Dec San Francisco ChronicU the retaining of Lawyer of this city to assist in the defense of Italians accused of the murder of GhJefofV Police Honnessy of New Orloaosi jt has Gaked out that a branch eilstii in this city It also transpires that the oiety here numbef eighteen or twiinty members and that Salvador a Nussoola who assaulted a some weeks andYltd Amaolt who and wounded bers The man aging V editor dally who refuses to let hlsnamebe knowttV ias iho as he has a sloh Bis under penalty word iditor has alwaya thw and ;