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The Daily Mercury
The Daily Mercury
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Description: At Any Moment - Indian Uprising May Come;
Charged with Killing Twenty-Four Men

Date: November 25 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL

Page/Column: Page 1, Columns 4 & 7

================ Page 1, Column 4 =================
News of the Indian Uprising May Come to Us
So Says an Old Government Interpreter
The Situation in Montana and the Dakotas More Serious Than the
General Public Supposes—The Indians Well Armed and an
Outbreak would Mean Death to Many Settlers
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. – The situation at the Indian reservations in Montana and the Dakotas is much more serious than the public at large think. So says Frank White, and he certainly ought to know. Mr. White is the government interpreter at Pine Ridge agency, and is one of the best-posted persons in the county as to the feelings of the Indians over the Messiah craze. For the past few days White has been in this city. His eyesight had been gradually failing, until he was threatened with total blindness and it was to prevent this that he came to Chicago for treatment.
Now his fears have been aroused for the safety of his family, and Friday morning, he started home to look after his wife and children.
Well Posted on Indian Affairs
Mr. White has some Indian blood in his veins, and his knowledge of the Indians and their languages gained for him the appointment as interpreter, a position he has held for a long time.
During Gen. Miles’ recent trip through the northwest, White accompanied him and was the mouthpiece though which the soldier communicated with the Indians. He says there is danger of an uprising of the Indians at any moment.

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Charged With Killing Twenty-Four Men
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. – The grand jury investigation of the Tioga steamboat disaster has resulted in the finding of twenty-four indictments for manslaughter against J. C. Bright, of Buffalo, president of the Genesee Oil company, which shipped the naphtha, and W. H. Bright, of Philadelphia, vice president of the company.

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