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Employees and Residents of
Pine Ridge Reservation: Ashley is Recaptured A telegram from Miami, Fla, says that United States S e cial Officer Thomas E. Brents has again captured John A. Ashley, a notorious murderer, near that place. A few years ago Ash ley murdered a Seminole I n i an in order to rob him of his supply of furs. e s a e o i i a s w e e u n a e o capture the outlaw and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells was ap pealed to. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR UNITED STATES INDIAN SERVICE Friday and Saturday, April 30th and May 1st, are hereby set aside as "Clean-up Day". Employees should begin operations at home by a thorough clean up of their quarters, that they may set a good example to all. Every employee should regard himself as a permanent sanitary inspector and instructor. I would request every white and Indian resident of the reser vation to observe these days and that all persons earnestly endeavor to improve the appearance and sanitary condition of their homes and premises. By repairing broken fences, cleaning up rubbish heaps and a hundred other ways, our homes can be made more habitable. On the second day, employees are expected to visit neighboring homes and by precept and practice encourage and teach sanitation. The above order is issued on instructions from the Indian Office, under date of April 3, 1915. $ress Comments Pine Ridge Agency, S. Dak. April 23,1915. JOHN R. BRENNAN, Superintendent. Sells detailed special officers on the job. Brents trailed the outlaw through the Everglade for s e v e al weeks and finally captured him and turned him over to the local authori i e s e o e i s i a A s e y a e his escape and reached the swamps. Officer Brents, assisted by two In dian scoutsand Special Commissioner Spencer, again took up the case and again captured the fugitive. Brent is e a e a s o n e o e e s i u o suppession officers in the service.