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BETTER INDIAN BABIES
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Piute Mother and Papoose Out for a Walk.
Bishop, Cal., Sept 28. Under
auspices of the United States gov
ernment, Piute Indians of this local
ity will hold the first aboriginal'baby
show that has ever been staged.
Squaws for a radius pf 150 miles
will bedeck papooses in their finest
beads and feathers and bring them
to the Indian exhibit to be held here
the latter part of September. The
Indian infants will be passed upon by
competent judges . and cash prizes
awarded the winners by Uncle Sam.
These copper colored babies are
to be judged more for health than
beauty, contrary to rules of most
. baby shows.. The reason is that In
dian authorities are anxious to en
pourage sanitation among wards of
the government and thus preserve
the welfare of the Piute tribe.
Prizes will total $100. Eight dol
lars will be the highest amount for a
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TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
Sept. 28, 1765. Sir William John
son formally reported to the British
ministry that his deputy, Geo. Cro
ghan, had succeeded in pacifying the
Indians and in securing their consent
to the possession of the Illinois coun
try by the British.
Adam Zutzitz, of Detroit, planning,
perhaps, a lady killing career, has
petitioned court to have his name
changed to Jake Hug.