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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Choice cigars, confectionery and
fruit ip season at R. P. Fairbanks.
Oscar Olson of the Fargo Merchan
tile Company was in town Monday.
J. M. Averill, draftsman for the
Great Northern Railroad, has been at
this place for several days.
John Roy of Little Falls, who lias
been yisjting friends and relatives at
Beaulieu, was a guest at Hotel Leecy
It is leported that a weekly news
paper will soon be published at Rich
wood under the name ol the Rich wood
Watch out for the legend of Hiawa
tha (Wain-ah-bo-zho), by Theo. II.
Beaulieri, which begins in the next is
sue ofthe TOMAHAWK.
Jos. V. Godfrej of Duhith, who re
presents the Wi ight-Clarkson Mei
ehahdise Company, was here on a
business tiip yesterday.
Charley Fairbanks will start tomor
row for Red Lake on a business trip.
lie will probably defeat McLaughlin's
negotial ions while lie is theie.
Theo. II. Beaulieu lias completed
arrangements for the construction ol
two summer cottages at Ins claim,
"Aun-wav-be-win" Si I and, on the
noith shoie of White Eaith Lake.
T. R. Bentor, attorney tor the Ureal
Northern light ol waj agent, has been
heie tor sexenil days seixing notices
on the sexeial allottees oxer whose al
lotments on 11 lis reservation the Great
"Northein Railroad will be built.
When in Detroit goto Mis. R. I
R.x erson 's tor your in ill ina rj.
Members ofthe U. A. U. are making
preparat ions loi a dance to be held at
the White Eaith Hall Ma\ 14, next.
The dance is tor the purpose ol laising
lunds to del'ia.\ the expensesot the
coming Memoiial Dax exeicises.
Ask Theotloie, Van and Dan about
the tiip to Mille Lac. We haxe pio
mised to gixe nothing avvav, and the
Majoi dare not do so, because he was
an accessory beloie the tact, ex en il
the boys did play sick on liim alter
Ignatius Broker, one ot Pine Point's
prosperous fanners, made the TOMA
HAWK a pleasant call toda Ignatius'
Visits alwavs remind us of the good
old days at St. John's wheie we were
classmates together oxer thirty jeais
Fresh cand.x and Iresb fruit at B. L.
Subscribe for the TOMAHAWK,
$1.50 per year.
I S YFor first class
dentistry, call on Dr. K. II. Plialon.
Teeth extracted without pain.
Oown and Bridge xvork a special-
t,\'. Office o\M- First National
Bank, Detroit, Minn.
C.R. McArthurol Buffalo Rixei is
hi town toda\. He sa.xs he is going to
Jiaxe a railroad in his door xard, and
he will be compelled to pull one side
of his house awax from its present lo
cation in order to gixe the load a
chance to build xvhere it has located
M. W. Price, a member of thisie
servation, employed b,x Johnson Bros.,
merchants at Cloquet, is here for the
purpose of taking his allotment ot
land. Mont,is one of the original set
tlers on this reservation, but he has
been absent from here for a number ot
years during which time he has been
located at Cloquet.
Owing to the absence of a great
many of the Indians on log drives
and elsexvhere, and on account of the
agents refusal to pay those whom he
met at Mora because they were, with a
few exception, all drunk, it may be
possible that he may return to Mille
lac and pay thero there before the end
Agent Michelet is causing some ex
tensive improvement to be made in
and around the agency, and the gener
al appearance of the village is much
improved thereby. The agent says
that as soon as the improvements now
being made are completed the old
side walks will be torn up and re
placed by wider ones.
A grand ball will be given at the
White Earth Hall, next Friday, May
8th. Every preparation is being made
to make the event a success. The
White Earth Orchestra, which has
always been so popular with the people
will furnish music for the occasion.
Arrangements with one of the hotels
will be made foi those wishing foi
luncheon or supper.
INDIANS MOST HAVE
MINNESOTA TRIBES WILL HARDLY
BE AFFECTED MUCH.
Washington, April 16."I am sin-'
prised at the recent comment on the
order of the bureau directing that a
change be made in Indian names in
the United States," said Commission
er Jones, who had just returned to
Washington after an absence of more
than three weeks, "We decided sev
eral months ago that it was necessary
to require the Inians to adopt family
names in view of the confusion in con
nection with heirships and transfers
of property which has prevailed under
the present system. The order was
issued at that time and very little at
tention xvas paid to it. During my ab
sence fiom the city I noticed that it
was quite generally discussed in the
newspapers and most of the comment
It appears that the policy of the
bureau requiring a distinct name for
Indians throughout the United States
was adopted at the suggestion of Pres
ident Roosevelt, who took an interst
in the subject asa result ot conferences
he had with Hamlin Garland, who has
chaige ol the woik of renaming the
It appears that the Indians in vari
ous sections are named indiscriminate-
1\ and that it is impossible to tell by
the name the relationship ot* the other.
This has resulted in complications
xvhich have very much embanas'sed
the department in ad indicating the
atTaiis of the Indians. The Indians
will not be required to adopt such
names as Smith, Brown or Jones
The names they bear will be simpli
tied and a family name will be adopted
vxhich will be borne by the sons and
daughleis. The action of the buieau
xx ill be arbitrary in selecting the first
name ol the indixiual.
This work has been completed in
some paitsof the Dakotas. It is not
considered to make any general change
in names among the Minnesota and
Wisconsin Indians, as the conditions
in these states in this respect are
much better than they are in some
other sections of* the country.St.
Paul Pioneer Press.
A name is one of the most sacred
privileges accorded to any person,
and exen the Indians will resent any
inteileiance by the olfficials of the
government with this light. Even if
an Indian is not named Tom Smith oi
John Jones there would not be any
less confusion if his Indian name
should be translated into English, for
he xvould probably not recogni/e it: lor
instance, old Bug-o-nay-geshig, who
is noxv about sexenty years of age,
could never learn to pronounce Ilole
in-the-day, which is the hanslation of
his name, and his heirs would never
knoxv him by that name exen if the
department should insist upon enioll
ing him under it. And this would
probabl} be the case xvith a large ma
jority ofthe Indians. The goverment
officials may aibitrarily replace Indian
names on allottment and pay lolls,
but they cannot compel the Indians
to make use of them in their daily in
teicourse xvith each other oi to "do
business in their English names.
ALL KINDS OK BLACKSMITH "WORK
DON E IN FIRST CLASS SHAPE.
HORSE-SHOEING A SIVTALTY.
SATISFACTION (i A RA NTEED.
George Berry Prop.
Louis Brisbois Prop.
Thoroughly renovated. Nice,
clean rooms and good board.
The tables are always provided
with Fish, Game and Vegetables
in their season.
Good Barn in Connection.
Board by the Day or Week.
White Earth Minn.
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General Merchant. An extensive line of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
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body warm and comfortable and the tnind contented and happy.
And don't forget too, that we carry in stock
one of the largest and best selected pure,
fresh, crisp and wholesome
Line of GROCERIES and PROVISIONS. Tin, wooden and
glass-ware a splendid assortment.
COUNTRY PRODUCE, A SPECIALTY.
All kind of fresh fish and game kept in season. In a word if there is any-
thing you or your family needs, in the line of EATABLE or woar
ing apparel ju5t*|call around and see. We are sure we can
please you. Indian Beads Silk and Fancy
Needle work, a SPECIALTY
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The Old Reliable
Licensed Qovernment trader
uenerai ueaier in Mv%ft%R
Dry goods, Groceries"and Provision,
Ready made and Up-to-date Clothing Boots and shoes. A .'.large assortment of tin, Glass
and wooden-ware and Household Funiture
Cash paid for Hides, Fur, and
Indian fancy work a specialty
firs- R. D, Ryerson Milliner.
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B. L. FAIRBANKS & SON Proprietors.
DEALER IN FRESH,
DRIED and CANNED MEATS,
BUTTER, EGGS, and COUNT RY PRODUCE GENERALLY,
KEPT IN STOCK. A GENERAL, ASSORTMENT of
fresh CONFECTIONA RY NUTS, FRUITS and cigars
ALWAYS ON HAND.
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Prescription Work a Specialty*
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W BETTENGEN, 2d V.Pres. W.J.MORROW,
First National Bank.
CAPITAL, $50,000 ooo oo oo SURPLUS, $10,000.
The only'National Bank in Becker County. Has larger
Capital than all other banks in the county combined.
Business Accounts Invited. Inteiest Paid on Time Deposits. Fire
lnsuiance Wiitten in Old Reliable Companies. Money Al
ways on hand lor MoilHit&e Loans.
1872 B. L. Fairbanks
Licensed Government traders and General Merchants
A Choice Line of Perfumes and Sundries Suitable for Birthday and Wed-
ding Presents Just Received, Choice Imported and Domestic Cigars.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Provision,' Boots and
Shoes, Flour, Grain and Feed.
We have, and, carry constantly, on hand one of the largest and best selected
stock of General Merchandise to be found in the North-west. Our goods are
fresh in stock, truein name, pure in quality, and just weight and price.
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YOUR PATRONAGE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.
B. L. Fairbanks & Son
so universally demanded by 20th
Century buyers of Men's Trousers
are, to-day, found only in the
best garmentsthe product of
skilled labor and exclusive fabrics.
Loo* for the "R & W" trade
THE NEW MODEL
combining long wearing features
with irreproachable correctness of
cut and fitcommend themselves
to all purchasers. Our line it now
completeboth as to price-range