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immediately 'established-their na
tions a? factors.
In theslightweight and middle
weight division the Dutch have
the. call at the present time. Ad
Wolgast has shoeed all the Irish,
Sweden. TTehrews and other na-
tibnalitiesThto the discard and-
looks gooddo remain the boss for
ET US .FORGET"
Who' shall say -that the white
man is wiser thanthe Indian?
Tho-reservation Iridian .may-be
primitive, even Barbarpus, if the
government, agent would jpermit
tfut -insomLthin'gs the -primitive
way 'seems tcernbo.dy more, real
justice than civilized-methods.
Anyway,-read-how the-tribe of
Calispells, on their" reservation
near Newport, Wash., took back
the Indian girl, Anna.
S16vly, with her head bowed in
shame, the slender Indian girl
was led into the.council before
the blind chief, Massalah. The
rudy glow of a great bed qf emb
ers lighted somberly the faces of
the stolid circle of Indians and
was reflected-in a thousand points
of light irom the beads on the
dress of the girl.
For a long time she stood, her
eyes on the ground, as motionless
as the silenC circle about her.
- "My daughter," spokethe blind
chief, and the girl raised her eyes,
"you have wronged your tribe. I
am old. J cannot see for the life
has gone from "my eyes. But with
my ears I have heard and I am
sad. L will never sit in another
cduncil, for before long I will go
to meet the Great Father. Then
He will ask me why I have not
cared for my .children better. It
is in my heart to forgive and it is
in the hearts of my people to for
give. Go to your husband and
let us forget."
Dry-eyed, hut with emotion
heaving her slim young body, the
girl'turned and stumbled through
the circle-to'the man who await
Thus "did the tribe of the Cali
spells take Anna back.
Last fall at the fair in'Spokane,
the greater part of the henchmen
of the aged Massalah took part
in the Indian show.Amongthem
Anna and he Calispell husband.
During Jhe days at the fair An
ina's eyes followed the Supple fig
ure of a young buck from another
tribe more than was 'good, and,
when the. time to go back to the
reservation came, Anna had gone
away with the young man of an
Shortly Anna's love waned and
the longing forhei- own tribe
made the girl swallow her pride.
She returned and asked forgive
ness. The Indian husband read
ily forgave, but forgiveness must
be obtained from the tribe
through the blind Massalah. For
this -purpose the council was call
ed and the fate of the erring Anna
Why wouldn't it be a good idea
to incorporate a little of this sys
tem into our perfectly good
courts of divorce? )