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White Earth Affenqy, FEiiua.
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER de
voted to the interest of the White
Earth Reservation and general North
western News. Published and man
aged by members of the Reserva
Correspondence bearing on the In
dian questionproblem, or on general
interest, is solicited.,
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The tables are always provided with
Fish, Game and Vegetables in
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ample accommodation for
both, man and beast.
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WHITE EARTH AG'CY, Jan. 21. 1888.
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Dea th Roll.
TurpinAt White Earth, on Jan.
20, Mrs. G. Turpin age, 60 years.
Tah-e-zhe-o-quay, died Jan. 19 age
Nah-now-e-ge-zhig, died Jan. 19
age* 21 years.
There was also three other deaths
the past week of persons on the res
ervation, whose names could, not be
ascertained. E. H. FUNK.
On Thursday night the ther
mometer registered 46 below zero.
One of the most "brilliant and
successful social events of tlie sea
son, took.place at the "home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. GL Morrison on Wed
nesday evening, at their new resi
dence. The gay and festive and
the youth and beauty of White
Earth were creditably represent
ed, and all vied with each other to
make the occasion pne of enjoy
ment and pleasure.
Are due to our genial trader,
Johny Leecy, forthe privileges of
his wood-pile, which lie kindly ac
corded "to us, during the severe
spell of cold weather. Our wood
pile gave, out and it seemed an ut
ter impossibility to get wood ow
ing to cold and snow, and Johny's
timely act of gallantry is well de
serving of our humble thanks.
Work Warranto* &> entisfoaoSan
On Wednesday afternoon Peter
Martin drove in from the lumber
camps with his brother Louis, the
latter having had the misfortune
of freezing both his feet.^lHe was
in the employ of S. S. McArthur,
and on Saturday (the 14th inst)
while hauling hay he got his feet
wet wet in crossing a lake which
resulted in the above consequence.
Dr. Rea has been giving the case
dilligent attention and hopes to
save the young man's feet although
an of the toes may have to be
amputated. 1" 5
St, Paul Globe. I
Old voyagers tell us that should
a man^et his feet in very cold
weatiher tfe.e only safe way to keep
them from freezing is to stop,
build a fire and $ry j^eshoes and
t$m THE WILY RED ME%t^?l
Minn., Jan. 17.^-F.l
Kline, agent for T. B. Walker, has*
just completed an agreement with
Agent Sheehan, of the White Earth
reservation, for Indians to get out logs
oh Clearwater river. The Indians
were determined to have the best end
of every arrangement, a sure thing on
everything and a good living advanced
them while at work, to such an extent
that when all had been agreed upon
Mr. Kline did not feel like making
any more contracts with'Indians. 4$
That's all well emxmgh for 'in-
terested' parties (outside of the
Indians themselves) and lumber-!
men to send specials of that
nature to .the public press, setting
forth that the Indians are getting
the best end of a lumber deal! but!
we happen to wau-bon-don a little
differently.' The man who can
beat T. B. Walker's agent, Frank
J. Kline, in a lumber deal has
never received annuities, and we
are ready to wager that no'one, no
matter who he may be can beat
him in matters of this kind.
There are several lumbering
camps on this, an,d the Red Lake
reservation, and thus far only two
persons have made contracts, viz:
John Bellanger and Simon Roy,
The others are still considering
Mr. Kline's propositions.
It is claimed that Mr. Walker
has virtually .got a monopoly of
the lumber trade on the Clearwa
ter river which he has gained by
keeping that stream full of logs
the year round, thereby prevent
ing others, from buying logs on
that stream, because they can not
drive'them to market. There is
no doubt, on this account, that
the White Earth lumbermen will
be compelled to take his prices on
their logs, unless their brethren
at Red Lake come to their rescue
next spring and insist that Mr.
Walker shall keep clear of logs as
much as possible the Clearwater
river, which is almost wholly On
their reservation, so as to give*
thejnandthe White, Earth Indi
ans a chance to drive their logs to
Mr. Kline offered $5.00 to $5.25
per thousand feet for logs on land
ings^ which he admitted were
worth $6.00 per thousand feet!
He started for Minneapolis os
tensibly to consult his emplqyer
Mr. T. B. Walker, in relation to
these contracts, he was accompa
nied to Detroit by agent Sheehan
who brought back contracts ready
for the signature of the Indians
granting them but $4.85 per thou
sand feet. Hence, considerable
fault has been found with the
agent for following Mr, Kline to
Detroit and making contracts in
stead of making them here in the
presence of those immediately in
terested*in, those contracts. By
doing this it would have been
more satisfactory to all parties
IT SEEMS HONEST.
The recent attacks against Sec'y
Vilas on account of his connec
tion with'the Lake Superior Lum
ber Company we believe to be un
just. That Company we are in
formed by a reliable and intelli
gent member of Lac Court Oreilles
reservation, acted in good faith
toward the Indians, and dealt fair
ly with theni. Hence, Mr. Vilas
has not wronged the Indians even
if he was a member.of that .compar
Should any of %nt Indian^ read
ers on any of the Wisconsin res
ervations take exceptions to this
statement the columns of the Pro
gress are always, open to them to
make known any act of injustice
to any Indian.' 1 But we
caution our correspondents to not
allow politics, or thos/3 who are
themselves trying to beat the In
dians out of their pine, to bias
their statements. The Indians
owe no allegiance to either of the
great political parties of the day,
and should keep aloff from the in
trigues of party politics and poli
THE, WHITE EARTH INSPECTOR.
WASHINGTON, Special Telegram,
Jan. 13.Senator Morgan has not yet
laid before the full Senate committee
on Indian affairs the report of the sub
committee, sent last summerto inves
tigate affairs at White Earth agency.
Senator Morgan said, a few days since,
that he had received worJ from agent
Sheehan and some other people who
could not be heard by the committee
last summer, that they desired to give
their testimony, and the committee
was now considering the subject of
fetching these people pn to Washing
ton to testify. He would not begin to
write his report until this matter had
All the^ evidence that months of
incessant inquiry and labor could
procure, all charges that bore the
shade' of a reflection derogatory to
the reputation and character of
the individuals against whom such
strenous efforts were lately made
looking to their expulsion from
the reservation, having failed, it
now seems that a repeated effort is
being made by the antagonistic
party to reach Washington, where
they undoubtedly hope to be- in-
dulged in a rehash of their deplor
able efforts lately rehearsed at this
place before the Hon. U. S. S. In
vestigating committee. We can
not believe that a wearying repe
tion of such a catalogue of dis
gusting prejudices, savored with
siich a degree of damnable in
trigue, could for a moment be
countenanced in the presence of
the gentlemen composing the Hon.
U. S. S. Investigating Commitlee.
T.- B. Walker has sent word to the
contractors in the lumber woods on
the Clearwater, to increase the log
cmVfour million feet, and another
camp has been added, and additional
men hired to de the extra work. The
reason given for the increase, is that
Mr. Walker has recently made some
extension contracts,with the Manito
ba company for lumber and bridge
material, along the new line of road
between here and Brainerd, and for
the lumber to be used-in the construc
tion of shops and other buildings at
that place.Crookston Times.
It would seem from this that
work On the new rail road exten
sion from Crookston to Brainerd
will be pushed with vigor the
coming season. The line of this
road runs in close proximity and
adjacent to the White Earth lum
ber camps, and when constructed
will afford a convenient source of
exit for all the logs and lumber
that could be cut by the different
camps now in operation and those
that would enter in the lumbering
NOT SO ARBITRARY.
Senator Dawes' bill (S. 928) in
relation to marriage between white
men and Indian women, as amend
ed and passed by the Senate reads
SEC. 2. That every Indian "woman,
member of any such tribe of Indians,
Who has been or who may hereafter
be married to any citizen of the Uni
ted States is hereby declared to be
come by such marriage a citizen" of
the United States, with all the rights
privileges, and immunities of any
such citizen being a married woman:
PROVIDED, that nothing in .this act
contained shall impair or in any way
affect the right or title of such mar
ried woman to any tribal property or
any interest therein.
While the bill in general has
been deprived .of its most arbitrary
features it lacks far from being as
as ^ould seem to- us, con
sistent with the broad progressive
sentiment of the republicanism of
to-day. I-''" TVA'P-V
In a bill recently introduced in
the Senate relative to the Super
intendent of Indian schools, and
which was favorably reported, the
controlling power out of the "red
tape'' meshes and narrow limits
of so-called "rules and regula
tions" of the Indian bureau and
vests,the sole control "of Indian
schools, with power to discharge
and employ employes and direct
the schools in various ways," etc.,
in a Superintendent, at a salary of
$4,000 per year '2'
Autocracy in any and all forms
in the civil service of a Republic
should be discouraged. The cry
ing evils of the day have had issue
of monopoly, and the onerous sys
tems of "one-manpower." There
for we say that all tendencies
towards sovereign power in public
affairs should be discountenanced,
and the sooner this is done the
better will it be for the general
prosperity of the country.
The settlers will 'be as glad to
get rid of Lamar as they were to
have Spark's wind shut onV-Red
Lake Falls News.
Came into my premises on or
aboxit the latter part df October, a
Heifer about two years old, lined
back and white legs. Owner will
please call, prove property, pay char
ges and take tlie same away.
We would call the attention of
our readers to the announcement
of the Pioneer Press which appears
in the columns of this week's issue.
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leading paper of the Northwest
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liable published in the United
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