THE RIEL REBELLION.
Fort Pitt, in the north-west of Manitoba, fell into the hands of the Cree Indians on April IC, and several of the garrison were massacred. The commander of the fort was Francis Jeffery Dickens, third son of the late Charles Dickens, the novelist. Before the firing commenced, Factor M'Lean, of the Hudson Bay company, had a parley with Big Ben, who nsßured him that he wished to kill police only, and civilians might leave the fort in safety.
Tbe Governor-General has asked for a grant of L 70.000 towards defraying the expenses of suppressing the rebellion.
The people of the territory of Montana, U.S., ara apprehensive of an invasion by Kiel's half-breeds and Indians. Kiel is well known in the territory ; and it is further said that his emissaries are now there Inciting the Indians to cross the border and go to war against the Dominion. It is feared that if trouble continues many warriors In Wyoming and the Blacks Hills will join Kiel. On April 24, General Middleron's Canadian troops had a battle with Riel'a forces at Fish Creek, on the noth-east bank of the Saskatchewan river, which lasted all day. The Canadian loss was 12, with 47 wounded. The insurgents left no dead on the field. They were driven from one part of their position, but held a ravine, and their fire caused havoc amongst the troops. General Middleton, it 18 said, evidently did not properly ap preciate the fighting qualities of the half breeds, or he would not have sent raw volunteers, unaccustomed to rifle-shoot-ing, to dislodge from a strong position such accomplished sharpshooters as the insurgents. The latter fired with deadly accuracy from behind shelter. Nearly all who were killed were Bhot through the head or heart. Although Buffering thia repulse, Middleton announced his purpose to the Ottawa authorities to advance immediately on Riel's headquarters at Batouche Croailog. Au impression remains that few, if any, of the rebels were even injured by the firing of the volunteers. [The trifling loss of tbe loyala is quite at variance with tbeglowinp description herein of the rebel shooting,]
Great excitement prevails in Toronto. The newspapers issued special editions all day, Private telegrams say there wre only 25 rebels engaged in the fight at Fi»b Creek, and that number drove back the Canadian troops. It is rumored that Kiel has moved all bis forces from
Batouche, and entrenched bim«elf again in (he ravin* where the previous battle nccurrrd. He i* reported to have 800 fijhHng men, well armed, and is quite confident in his ability to clear out the er^vprnment forces. It Is reported that
Ri. 1 is yetting large quantities of ammuni'ion from Montana, U S., in tpite of VTi-Mloton's scouts, and has sufficient now to lost several enffaaements. He hat now over 600 men, and promises of suptvirt. from several of the most influential ladian chiefs.
General Middleton aayo that if the rehols offer resistance as stubborn as at Fish Creek he will order and insist upon a bayonet charge. He tried to ge>; <he volunteer* to charge last time, but the fire of the rebels was so deadly and persistent that untrained soldiers, thouah brave in other respects, could not force their way to the rifle pits. Curious stories are currrent about BJel, to the effect thathe'« a " crank." Letters written by him were shown, in one of which he declares himself high priest, prophet, and Pontiff. He sl»ns himself "Louis D»vid Riel," bfllievin% he ha» a Divine mission, like David, to slay the Goliaths of evil in the world.
1 Despa f ch*9, dated Battleford, May 3, say that a flying column of 300 men from that plac had an engagement with a force of 600 Indians, lasting nearly all day. The troops lost none killed, and had two wounded. The Indians lost 50. No one has any doubt now that a bloody Indian war will follow. The Dominion government and Colonel Atler are blamed for not securing the ransom of Factor M'Lean and other white captives before precipitating matters.
Edmonton advices say that tho region north and east of there is full of hostile natives. The settlers have fled. Several were killed, and some women captured. They are being horribly maltreated.
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