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A Band of Rsdskins Attack United
States Troop 3.
A Rumor that the Soldier* Wore >!•««»•
orvd Tb« Troubles at Leerli Lake,
Minn., Culminate In a Bloody
Conflict Near Hear Inland.
Walker, Minn., Oct. «.—A battle
wis fought Wednesday morning, .>0
miles from Walker, at Bog-Ah-Me-Ge-
Shirk's Point, close to Bear islam!.
The detachment of 100 men under
Gen. Bacon landed on the point short
ly after S o'clock. After landing, a
sortie of the bush was made in all
directions. No Indians were seen un
til nearly 11 o'clock. The men were
then ordered to line up in an open
space near the shore of the lake.
Charges were drawn and preparations
for dinner made. The order to make
coffee had been given and the soldiers
were standing in column formation
when the first shot was fired. It
came from Bog-Ah-Me-Ge-Shirk h
house. The ball struck Kd. Harris,
ex-marshal of Walker, a half-breed.
His arm was broken.
That was the signal. Immediately
the firing became general from all di
rections. Three of Bacon's men
dropped and were carried to the rear.
On the instant the first shot was
heard every man in the command
sprang for cover, without waiting tor
orders. Like a ttash the blue column
vanished and not a sign was to he
seen of the 111**11 who had stood erect
but an instant before except here and
there a little patch where a gray hat.
might lie made out. Gen. Bacon s
voice was heard high above every
thing admonishing his men. The gen
oral stood straight up and. supported
by Maj. Wilkinson, looked right into
the eyes of the red devils. ••Steady,
men." he called; "keep cool now,
.Wain there came a volley from the
Indians and that was what the troops
had been waiting for. The Krag
.Torgensens opened up just as tin*
Pillagers made a terrific rush. Half
a dozen of them dropped find the rest
fell back, yelling like fiends. 1 don't
know how many Indians there were,
but there must have been 150. Lieut.
Morrison with a squad of 20 men
made a rush to prevent the recapture
of old Mah-Quod, a very choice scoun
drel, and Bap TKvay We Dung.
The marshals had these men under
arrest and a rescue would certainly
have been effected, but Lieut. Morri
son yelled "charge" and his squad
scattered the copper-colored gang.
By this time the troops were under
cover. The Indians were firing in a
desultory way and the order was
given to charge. The soldiers rose,
ducking and dropping like grasshop
pers. Suddenly a volley was fired by
the Indians at the steam tug Flora,
which lay off shore. A score of bul
lets tore through the woodwork of
the boat and every inan except the
pilot sought cover.
A volley was then fired at the tug
Chief, of Duluth. Inspector Tinker
was shot through the lejj-. and his coat
sleeves were torn to ribbons by an
other ball. The Flora steamed for
the agency under orders from Mar
shal O'Connor, who was rn board, to
get the 20 men under Lieut. Hum
phrey. who had been left there.
Lieut. Humphrey was white with
rage when the news reached him.
His men at once started for the front.
The fire of the Krag-.Torgen«ens, 20
miles distant, is distinctly audible
from this point. They banged away
nil the afternoon. A man just in tells
me that we lost four killed and nine
wounded, up to date.
Bacon's men have their blood up.
The fighting Third has seen its dead.
Bear island as well as its dangerous
vicinity wil be gutted. A fatal mis
take was made in failing to send a
Catling and a llotchkiss gun. They
could have been used with magnifi
cent effect, especially the Catlings.
No word has come from the front for
several hours, which fact is considered
somewhat ominous. The most seri
ous report is that the troops with
Gen. Bacon were massacred, the gen
eral himself being said to be among
the dead. Three newspaper corre
spondents were in the fight and one
report is that they were killed, while
another says they are now prisoners
in the hands of the Indians.
The Pillagers and other neigh bor
ing Indians of the White Earth reser
vation claim to have many reasons
for their present outbreak, although
the direct trouble with the Pillagers
conies over attempts to bring in some
of the Indians to the United States
court at Dulnth in connection with
liquor selling cases. Their grievances
go back through many years and
there have been legislative and other
attempts to settle them, one of the
latest being the Nelson law regarding
the sale of timber on the Indian
lands. However, the Indians claimed
that the method of disposing of this
was both cumuersome and expensive
and that they were the sufferers.
Washington, Oct. 6.—Secretary
Bliss received a telegram last night
from Indian Inspector Tinker, an
nouncing a fight with the Pillager
Indians in Minnesota. It did not say
how many were killed. Marshal
O'l'onnor wired Attorney Gen. Griggs
that a general Lujian uprising was
imminent. On receipt of these ad
vices Secretary Alger ordered rein
forcements sent to the scene at once,
and with a Catling gun if needed.
I >un It Kulibeil of ¥lio,ooo.
Winnipeg. Man., Oct. 6.--At noon
yesterday $60,000 in bank notes was
ini.-.sed tro'n the vault of Monson's
bank here. The vault had been
opened by the reg-ular combination.
OHicials anil police refuse to give any
He Certainly Denerven it.
Washington, oct. 6. —The adminis
tration will recommend to congress
the revival of tlw grade of admiral,
and the promotion to that rank oj
Bear Admiral Dewey. Secretary
Long made this announcement yester
"UNCLE SAM IS TREADING ON THE TOES OF EUROPE."
RUIN RODE THE WAVE.
The Hoosick Valley Suffer* from a
Flood - Railroads Kxdly
Troy, X. V., Oct. 7.—One of the
worst floods that has ever visited this
region struck the IloosAck valley
Wednesday night, when damage to
the amount of tens of thousands of
dollars was done. Uain fell steadily
for IS hours in Washington and
northern I'enssalaer counties and in
western Vermont. At Hoosick Falls
an immense flood poured through
ithe center of the village, washing
away buildings, undermining founda
tions, caving in streets and sidewalks
anil doing from $50,000 to SIOO,OOO
damage. The torrent rushed along to
North Hoosick, carrying away the
elertrie railway track and leaving a
gorge ~0 or 30 feet deep. The tracks
of the Pitchburg railroad were
washed away in many places.
Between Greenwich and .Tolinsvllle,
on the Delaware &■ Hudson railroad,
150 feet of the roadbed was washe I
out. Traffic will be suspended ten
days and the mail transferred by way
of Schuyler. Nearly all of the t'2 or
15 bridges on this branch of the Dela
ware & Hudson have been swept
away. The electric, railroad tracks at
Bennington. Yt., were washed away,
streets flooded and houses washed
away. At Hoosick Kalis it was nec
essary to rescue the girls employed
in the Hall-Hart well collar factory by
means of ladders.
Al»iiloat*M in F»vor of If* Brnthfr.
London. Oct. 7. —The Paris corre
spondent of the Mail says: I learn
that, owing to family and party pres
sure. Prince Victor Napoleon, chief of
the French imperialists, will abdicate
in favor of his brother. Prince Louis,
who is regarded as a friend of Km
peror Nicholas. Prince Louis Na
poleon. who is now 34 years old, is
the second son of the late Prince
Jerome Napoleon. ne is colonel in
the Russian army.
K«t.urneci True Bill*.
Bridgeport, Conn., Oct. 7.—The
grand jury has returned true bills for
murder in the second degree against
Rudora Guilford, Harry (iuilford ami
Rose Drayton, of this city, and Albert
Oxtey, of Southington, all charged
with being implicated in the death
of Kmma Gill. Oxley has been crrest
ed and the police are after the others.
F( or IN'np'fi Drown♦»«!.
Trov, N. Y.. Oct. 7. —X. T.. Weather
bee commodore of the Troy Yacht
club and three companions, S. .T. Mill
lory. Mrs. William Breslin and Miss
Klizabeth Savage, were d row tied bv
the capsizing of a yacht in the Hud
son river three miles north of this
city, Wednesday night.
An Appall for Aitl.
New York, Oct. 7.—Dr. W. T. Jenk
ins. of the health board, has received
the following telegram from the post
master at Oxford. Miss.: "Situation
here critical. Fourteen cases and six
deaths. Apprehend danger. Have
liOO negroes to feed and ta»:e care of.
If possible obtain us aid."
I)r. fjni'foril to b«* KxtrMrt'ti»rt.
Hartford, Conn., net. 7.—Gov. Took
has issued extradition papers calling
for the return to America of Dr.
Nancy Guilford, who is now held in
London, Kngland, as a principal in
the killing of Kmma Gill, the victim
of the Yellow Pond murder in Bridge
f-Vvfr K«*i'»r«l Grow*
Jackson, Miss.. Oct. 7. —Jackson's
fever record grows. Kor Thursday it
is seven new cases and one death.
Two of these cases are in the Baptist
orphanage, an institution located two
miles northwest of town, in which
there are a large number of children.
The Title I>le<l With lfrr.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 7.—The Vir
ginia grand camp of Confederate
Veterans has adopted a resolution to
the effect that there could he no suc
cessor to Miss Winnie Davis as the
"Daughter of the Confederacy," the
title huviug expired with her death.
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1898.
WORSE Til AN WAR
Starvation Kills More Cubans
than Did Bullets.
PLAN OF EXTERMINATION
Blanco Carries It Out by Forbid
ding Food Importations.
ARMY IS IN GREAT DISTRESS
A I.etter to the Culiait .Junta In New York
Depict* the Horror* or the Situation and
Stoate* t hut Kellef Must Sonu ho (jlven or
Thousand* Will Die.
New York, Oct. 7. —The members
of the Cuban junta here arc much
concerned about the storie.s of suffer
ing from lack of food received bv
them from the * üban army. Letters
have come which state that the con
dition of the army and of the rural
population in Cuba is now worse than
during the war. The junta officials
maintain that the course adopted bv
the Spanish is resulting as effectu
ally in causing death to the Cuban
insurgents and pacificos as <lid the
policy of reconeentration and exter
mination adopted by Weyler.
Following is an extract from a let
ter received by Horatio S. Kuhens,
counsel for the junta here:
"Nobody can form an adequate idea
of the horrors of our position. Fam
ine causes more deaths in our ranks
than have heretofore the bullets of
the enemy. If within a month we
do not receive much food, more than
one-third of the Cuban army and of
the rural population will cease to ex
ist, ani even a month may be too
Counsel Rubens sa.d this extract
was but one of a score or more simi
lar ones received by him. The Span
ish hold the coast towns and the
Cubans control the interior. The
Spanish maintain that the status quo
provided by the protocol is that thev
in the towns shall take care of them
selves and the Cubans in the eonntrv,
including the rural population sup
posedly in sympathy with the insur
gents, take care of themselves, all
warfare ceasing. This, continued
Rubens, is carrying out the policy of
reconeentration and necessarily of ex
termination. as the Spanish will not
allow the importation of food through
the coast towns.
To lay before the president the ad
vices of this nature received here
and to urge if possible the speedy
insistence by the American peace
commissioners at Havana of the dis
continuance of the excessive Spanish
duties on food importations is said
to be the chief reason for the visit
of the delegate, Thomas Estrada
Palma. to Washington just now.
Havana, Oct. 7. Owing to the vast
amount of red tape required to ob
tain burial permits, many bodies of
the poor, picked up in huts and the
streets are left for days tinburied,
even after they are taken to the ceme
tery. Two nights ago an old woman
died in the middle of the Cnlza Del
Cerro. a street in Havana. At her
head sat a little daughter in the hist
stages of consumption, her haggard
eyes red with tears. Horse cars run
along rf!e thoroughfare, and many
persons stopped before the sad pic
ture distress and death. A purse
was made up for the little orphan.
WoW'Ott l«4 II
Boston. Oct. 7.—flov, Roger Woleott
was unanimously renominated by the
republican state convention yester
day. W. Murray Crane, of Dalton,
was renominated, for lieutenant gov
IRELAND'S NEW VICEROY.
The Duke of Conntaght Sent
to Dublin to Succeed the Karl
A genuine vice royalty, with one of
the royal family as its head, and with
oil the functions, ceremonies and gay
eties of a com . -"der genuine regal
ruspices, is about to b« established in
There is no reason to suppose that
the new movement, which has been dis
cussed for at least half a century, will
have any special effect on the feelings
of the Irish people; but, coming as it
does concurrently with the establish
ment of the county councils, it is of
peculiar interest. One thing may be
DUKE OF CONNAUGHT.
(He May Succeed Earl Cadogan as Vice
roy of Ireland.)
regarded as certain, that those who
will profit by the increased expendi
tures and the creation of new offices
which such a semi regal court will af
ford, will be well pleased, and these
muster strong in Dublin.
lieside, the time is coming when the
command at Aldershot will have to be
vacated, and, there being no prospect
that the "soldfer son" of Queen Vic
toria can be commander in chief, to
the detriment of soldiers who are not
quite such carpet knights as the duke,
j<oine soft job must be found for him,
end he can at least claim the lltness
that he was born and christened for
the semi-imperial purple which he will
It may be that that was in the minds
cf the father and mother when the
string of names he bears was con
ferred upon him. His first name was
conferred upon the youngster in com
pl'ment to the greatest Irishman of
hi* time, the duke of Wellington, and
it was natural that he should be des
tined for the military service. His
other name, l'utriek, was obviously in
tended as a compliment to the people
from whom, when he became of age,
hs took the. title of duke of Con
naught, and he lias so far kept up with
the tradition that he has named one
of his daughters Patricia.
Tint apart from these things there
is no doubt that the duke of Con
naught is as amiable and as able as
uy member of the family, and he is
almost as popular as his elder broth
er, the prince of Wales. lie was born
May 1. ISSO, anil as soon as convenient
entered a military school and started
u?;on a military career which has at
least been distinguished by the rapid
promotion, so that now, without hav
:ng seen active service except a few
weeks in Egypt in 1882, he is holding
the second highest military command.
The question of reorganizing the es
tablishment, as affecting Dublin
costle, may not be unfruitful in the
n»xt parliament of a series of debates,
and may result in a rehabilitation if
not a cleansing of certain tenants; but
that the prince will be his mother's
representative in Ireland soon there is
LEOPOLD OF BELGIUM.
Hp Owe* a J.nr«e Share of III* Knor
lliou« Wealth to Stanley,
King Leopold, of Helgitim, who has
announced his intention of visiting.
America in the fall, is considerably
richer than his famous kinswoman,
Qaeen Victoria, and his wealth, says
tlia Philadelphia Evening Post, is
LEOPOLD IF BELGIUM.
(One of the Wealthiest and Worst Prince*
largely due to a whilom American
man. It seems that when'
lU-nry M. Stanley was following Liv
ingstone through Africa, he saw the.
immense possibilities of the Kongo
ccHintry. lie headed an expedition for
w'i>ich King Leopold furnished the
fi;uds, and staked off for that monarch,
the boundaries of a vast domain in the!
Interior of Africa which has since be- 1
come very valuable.
To float this mighty project shares
were almost given away, but the king
retained for himself the lion's share,
and now, since a railway ha* been run
through, the shares are worth mil
lions of dollars. On Leopold's death
this vast domain passes into the pos
session of the state, but meanwhile his
income from this source is princely,
and Stanley ha.* become immensely
wealthy for his part in the wcrk of
GEORGE H. DANIELS.
A Western Man Who I3 Highly
Respected in the East.
Oof of the Clfverett Railroad Author*
Itlen In the Country—lf Is Klne In
Life Head* AI in out Like
When George 11. Daniels was called
by tine Vanderbilt interests to take the
place of general passenger agent of
York Central road lie brought
a fund of information and a knowledge
of the duties of the office that only
a long and severe training could de
velop, and liis success in the adminis
tration of the duties of his office has
proved the wisdom of the appointment.
To-day Mr. Daniels is one of the best
known and most efficient railway offi
cials in the United States. He is tact
ful, and discharges all of the duties of
his office like a trained diplomat.
Mr. Daniels was born at Hampshire,
111 , on December 1, 1842. and when 15
years old. entered the transportation
business as a rodman in the engineer
ing corps of the North Missouri rail
road. From this he advanced rapidly,
until in 1872, when only 30 years old, lie
became general freight and passenger
agent of the Chicago & Pacific rail
road. After serving two years, from
1860 to 1882, as general ticket agent of
the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific rail
road, Mr. Daniels entered a somewhat
different line of work —as commission
er of the lowa Trunk Line association.
After ten months' service in this place
he was elected commissioner of the
Colorado Traffic Association and Pas
senger Committee, which was merged
into the Central Traffic association, of
which Mr. Daniels was elected vice
chairman, and also chairman of the Chi
cago Eastbound Passenger committee.
This was his position in 1889, when he
was appointed general passenger agent
of the New York Central.
Mr. Daniels fitted into his office at
once, and immediately developed a com
prehensive grasp of all the minute de-
OEORGE H. DANIELS.
(General Passenger Agent New York Cen
tails of the business. His railroad train
ing had been of a broad nature, but in
his new place he found demands re
quiring the treatment of a diplomat.
While he had an immense fund of
knowledge, at once minute and compre
hensive of the traffic conditions of the
country, yet he was called onto
thoroughly not onlj- all of the
legitimate methods adopted by rep
utable officials for securing busi
ness, but also all the underhand
methods sometimes used by un
scrupulous or insolvent companies
for obtaining traffic. He showed great
tact in handling all these perplexing
questions, and in the years of liis serv
ice has been unflinchingly loyal to his
company, keen to recognize and meet
the demands of the traveling public,
and judiciously liberal in treating ques
tions affecting in a contrary way his
company and the public.
One of the features of Mr. Daniels'
office is the neat publications which he
created and now issues from time to
time. While they are for the purpose
of advertising the road, yet they are
neat and attractive, and are widely read
for the interesting data contained with
in them. He lias also undertaken and
accomplished many radical reforms,
until it is safe t» say that the office is
one of the most admirably equipped and
best managed in the country, and the
road owes much of its popularity with
the traveling puHlic to the exertions of
the general passenger agent.
The social side of Mr. Daniels is
charming. He has, says the New York
Tribune, a rather quaint personality,
and is a delightful companion and a
stanch friend. He is a member of the
Lotos club, and for the last five years
has been president of the Quaint club,
a social organization that embraces in
its membership some of the best-known
business and professional men of New-
York city, and which is widely known
for it*> odd conceits and curious doings.
He was one of flie prime movers in the
organization of the Transportation
club, and is now on the board of man
agers. He has a host of friends, and 5s
personally known to almost every rail
road man in the country.
The Founder of Ynle.
It is not generally known, says the
Home Magazine, that Elihu Yale, the
founder of Yale university, lies buried
in- the churchyard at Wrexham. North
Wales, about ten miles from Hawarden.
The following lines are inscribed on
his tomb in front of the church door:
Born In America, Jn Europe bred.
In Africa traveled, and In A.ra wed.
Where long he lived, and thrived, in Lon
Much good, some 111 he did, so hope alV's
And that his soul through mercy's gone to
These quaint lines had become al
most effaced by the "tooth of time,"
when, a few years ago, a party of
Yalensians visited the church, and, see*
ingr the state of things, had the letter
VICEROY OF INDIA.
Qcorirr Canon, llanhand of > Chi'
cMtft* Ctrl, Appointed tu Tht»
The husbard of an American girl Uat»
been appoin'-ed to the most prominent
position under the English government,
that of viceroy to India. .Not only is
this selection considered a tribute to
the gtniusof Mr. Curzon, but it is looked
upon ab>o as the highest compliment
that could be paid to his American wife.
Mr. Curzon is a statesman of extraor
dinary talents, and is eminently ac
ceptable to public opinion as a worthy
suucAitsor to the earl of Elgin to direct
GEORGE N. CURZON.
(From the Latest Photograph of India's
the welfare of the most important de
pendency of the imperial government.
Until his present appointment Mr.
Curzon was parliamentary secretary for
foreign affairs in the foreign office. He
will goto courts which are dazzling im
oriental splendor, and whose magnifi
cence far excels any of the courts of Eu
rope. The salary of the viceroy of India
is 20,000 rupees or more than $7,000 a
month, and besides this there are enor
mous allowances and perquisites.
Mrs. Curzon, who before her marriage
was Miss Mary Leiter, of Chicago, ia
a woman of world-famed beauty and a
favorite of England's most exclusive
As vicereine she will possess a power
that is almost absolute in all matters of
ceremony and function, and she will bo
hsld in most sacred reverence by ftie
people over whom it is her husband's
good fortune torule. Herkind heart and
generous impulses will influence her
husband to make his administration one
of wisdom and beneficence, and the knee
of our American girl will bend to but
one woman in the world, Queen Vic
toria of the United Kingdom of Great
l?ritain, for the wife of George N. Curzon
will be herself queen in every thing but
BETSY ROSS' HOUSE.
Bl rt h plnce of the American Flas to
He HfNtored to It* Original Con
dition Ht Once.
On the Ist day of September the
birthplace of "Old Glor}'," 230 Archi
street, Philadelphia, passed into the
possession of a society which will re
store it to its original condition anil
preserve it so. This is the home of
Betsy Boss, who in 1777 gratified the
desire of Washington when he made
known his wish for a flag made of 13
stars and as many stripes. The so
BETSY ROSS HOUSE.
(Know.i to Fame as the Birthplace of th 9
ciety having ihe matter in hand i.s the
American Flaghouse and Betsy associa
tion, with headquarters in the Quaker
city. The house is owned by Mrs.
Charles Mund, who will be paid $25 000
fur it» that being the price she a.'.ks.
This amount is to be raised by popular
subscription. All classes of political
and religious belief are represented in.
tl. o project. Betsy Ross was born at
Philadelphia in 1752. Her parents wt-re
Quakers, and her father assisted ii*
building Independence hall.
Divorce l.au in Dnrmali.
When a Burmese husband and wife
decide to separate, the woman goes out
and buys two little candles of equaL
length, which are made especially for
their use. She brings them home. She
a:,d her husband sit down on the floor,
placing the candles between them and
light them simultaneously. One caudle
stands for her, the other for him. The
one whose candle goes out first rises
and r>'s out of the house forever, witlj,
nothing but what he or she may have
on. The one w hose candle has survived
the longer time, even by a secQVJ, takes
everything. So the divorce and division
of the property, if one can call that a
division, are settled.