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-^Tnitkp STATES, which is forty thousand more than there were twenty years ago.
frentef the house.
- - Of ~~E OLD SCHOOL.
ha Spirit would return at any minute
; -ktot all unbelievers who d'>ubted the
trace. As I had been an active member
-' Te:z£ Men's Christian Association at
--Ifeitthat it was my duty to teach my
- rriers and the rest of the tribe, if I
* r^t it meant to worship a true God.
tJjW them together and told them the old
s* tens and how he died for men, for
«* sia as wen as the white. At first they
-wt at last, one by one, I won them
I* =7 faith, ar.d then they all wanted a
J*taSt right away so that they could wor
'*««y,boiy day. I told them that we
«*«tfcp in the open just as well as in
— -«i, and that is the way we began.
_^ye a church of our own, a. growing
j!*Moa. tad the desire to go on the war
; - -■'? of the past."
.toff continued at length to tell of the
.'* ; *="*«? among others of the Da
r ; -^ Progress of the tribes since re
. .! ; n '' fc " t£ from Carlisle and other schools
-^7" UYjrk arncE ? them and of the pros
-.d" come t0 the students who were
betterment of their people. In
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JANUARY 23, ISIO.
A NATIVE AMERICAN BELLE.
Menominee girl soon to be graduated from the
a different way it told the same story that most
of the other letters told— a story of the Indian's
growing regard for the ways of peace, of his
many successes and of his cheerfulness in the
face of all conditions.
The record of more than eleven hundred
alumni of Hampton Institute is parallel with
• ■ : Carlisle.
The government supervisor of Indian employ
ment. Charles E. Dagenett, is a quarter-blood
Peoria Indian. His wife is a full-blooded Miami.
He wa 14 Carlisle and Hampton. He
now has assistants who are located in Arizona,
New Mexico, Utah, Montana and - I Dif
as it is to imagine the rited war
rior of the Western plains and mountains in
the role of a section hand, Locomotive fireman.
... heaver, he is found in all
these • ns.
Th.- Indians of v 3oul ri have demon
' Th» n the rail
through New Mexico and Arizona on
trai k work, and, experimentally, a few were
put into minor places in the division .-.
their -.■ - ■ ■ dcs of employment
They became blacksmil ■rs and finally
blacksmiths. At the present time there are
full- ■ • : Indians employed in the
. F<- system in New Mexico
and Arizona, who r< es3 9< . . skilled
laborers, and a large number, In addition, in
iver grades. This system is now discrim
inating in favor of the Indians when it is a
:. them and Mexicans.
One Navajo Indian who was employed on an
• <-t for the Indian ■'• ecame
;: in the work, and served as foreman
gratifying success. In the sugar beet fields
at Rocky Ford, Col., the white farmers seem
t< ;r>-!-r Indian to Mexican labor, and will pay
os a higher wage, a large number of
ins are at work on the irrigation projects
In M ntana and Utah. Mr. Dagenett was able
to assist in the solution of the problem pre
sented to the government when the Ctea for
sook their reservation in Utah and went to
Dakota. T!:e warriors were finally in
duced to go to work on the ra.iirou.di; in the
A _ . . , "[HE UP-TO-DATE INDIAN GIRL AT A FOOTBALL GAME.
A touchdown! A touchdown for Carlisle! Ugh , Renn
Black Hills. They proved to be docile, indus
trious and altogether most satisfactory work
A large saw and planing mill on the Menomi
nee Reservation, in Wisconsin, is almost en
tirely operated with Indian labor. Even the
assistant engineer in charge of the power plant
is an Indian.
A number of years ago the government found
itself obliged to decide upon a policy regarding
the Indian. The decision seemed to lie between
extermination and education. Judging from the
frequently quoted remark regarding the Indian,
extermination seems to have been considered by
a good many as the only solution. Apparently
education is winning.
Deep feeling is disclosed in the following notice
which was sent to the asent of a German life
Insurance company by a man whose wife had
ju.st died, and which the "Journal of Commerce"
discovered in a German insurance journal:
"Greatly shocked. I beg tc inform you that
my very dear wife, Anna Maria Louise L., who
was insured in your company for mark 3,000,
Is dead, leaving me in the deepest despair be
hind. That happened this morning about 7
o'clock. I entreat you to send me as soon as
possible the amount of insurance. The number
of the policy is , which you will no doubt
find in your books. She was a true wife and an
admirable mother. In order to enable you to
attend to the formalities as quickly as possible.
I am inclosing herewith the certificate of death.
She has suffered much, which made my torture
still more unbearable. I trust that you will
grant me some consolation by sending the money
as quickly as possible, in return for which I
promise to insure my second wife with you for
mark <;.<to<). The conviction that you will grant
me the above consolation makes it easier for
me to bear the terrible trial which has afflicted
me." —Rough Notes.
RATH Eli QCAIXT.
Apropos (jf divorce. Judge Simon L. Hughes,
of Denver, said at a recent dinner:
"A marriage !ik--ly to end in divorce was cele
brated last week in Circleville. A minister told
m<- about it.
"An oldish man — seventy or so — was led
rath*-r unwillingly to the altar by a widow of
"He was a slow witted old fellow, and the
minister couldn't get him to repeat the responses
properly. Finally, in despair, the minister said:
•■'Look here, my friend, I really can't marry
you unless you do what you are told.'
"But the aged bridegroom still remained stu
pid and silent, and the bride, losing all patience
with him. shook him roughly by the arm and
'•'Go on, you old toot! Say it after him just
as if you were mocking him!"
THE FOLLY OF THE MEAN.
John D Rockefeller never wearies of Impress
ing on th»- young the folly of mean and parsi
monious habits. In one of his most recent in
terviews lie said:
•'These miserly people reap nothing but dis
comfort from their false economies. Tak
example, U c of Mrs. Silas Long, of Su
"•Martha," said old Silas one fall day, I think
I'll go and get v few apples from the orchard.'
"He looked at her timidly. She said:
" Weil, be careful now, Si, only to pick the
'"Suppose there ain't no bad ones. Martha?'
" 'Then ye'U have to wait till some eoes bad,
of course.' the old lady snapped. "We can't af
ford to eat good, sound fruit wuth three cents
a busheL "
"Pa. kin any little boy git to be President?"
"Yes, Tommy. Do you wish to become I
"Not me. I don't want no Job that all of the
other kids kin have." — Cleveland Plain I >eai.-.r.
MELTING THE SXO W.
A Plan to Use the Sewers Without
Choking Them Up.
The idea of removing snow by shovelling it
into the sewers, where it may melt and run off
to the river, is attracting considerable atten
tion from the authorities in this city just now.
This looks like such a good way to get rid of
the snow expeditfously and cheaply that Bor
ough President McAneny Is investigating its
feasibility, and the experiment is being tried
by the Street Cleaning Department. The value
of such a method was emphasized by Commis
sioner Edwards a few days ago in speaking with
a representative of The Tribune.
"It would cut down the expense .V> per cent"
said he, the deep wrinkles of jollity on his face
smoothing out into an expression of earnest
ness. "It would reduce the length of the hauL
For Instance, it costs 130,000 to clean the city
south of Chambers street. If we could use the
sewers it would save one-halt of this."
An idea of the saving to be effected by such
a method of getting rid of the "beautiful' 1 may
be gained by a little contemplation of the fig
ures of the cost of .snow removal. Two winters
ago the city spent approximately $565,000 in
this way, and last winter $7t;:;.<MM). The De
:cmber storm, it is expected, will cost the city
These figures, even cut in two, would
go a considerable way in building new schools.
At least two obstructions appear to stand in
the way of utilizing the sewers for snow re
moval. One is a pair of city ordinances de
signed to prevent an employe o f the Street
''leaning Department, or any one else, from
depositing in a catch basin or .sewer or per
mitting to remain in a gutter anything which
could obstruct the sewers if washed into them.
The other is that the sticks, cans and other
solid rubbish in the snow are likely to clog the
sewer. A barrel stave lying on the floor of a
sewer or caught in the walls holds back other
solid material, such as plain dirt or small ob
jects, and forms a dam for the collection of
pools of sewage. Mr. McAneny, in speaking of
the experiments which he has been making and
the objections to using the sewers, said to a
representative of The Tribune a few days ago:
"Such dumping of snow into the sewers as
has as yet proceeded has been altogether ex
perimental, and further tests will be necessary,
under v trying conditions, before any definite
as dumping points has been proposed for many
years, but has never worked out satisfactorily
in the past. There has been constant objection
on the part of the Sewer Department, on the
ing at a
particular point would dam up the sewer, with
the consequent result of c>wage backing into
cellars and basements and piling up big bills
for damages to be met from the city treasury.**
Tlie objection to using the sewers appearing
stem, a device for melting the snow
and freeing it of barrel staves, cans and other
debris before it reaches the conduit has been
suggested. It is pictured on the tirst page of
The Tribune. In effect it designs
) the sewers,
nvenient distances apart, to such an ex
tent that two <>r three carts could dump their
toads of snow into the sewer at the .same time*
Tins snow would fall upon a grating, heated
by gas pipes .at the bottom of the manhole.
red around the
inside of the manhole, and all these pipes would
be perforated with many holes, from which,
when the gas was ignited, flarrn s would play
. y upon the snow, melting It so that it
would run swiftly away along the sewer to the
prevent sticks, cans, paper
• r rubbish dumped with the snow from
Bewer men with rakes or hoea
scrape the rubbish from the
grate and hoist it to the surface. When the
ing was over the gas could be turned off,
expens-* would be slight compared
to that of haulms snow long distances.