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Mr. Frank Moore and family, and
Francis Chapman, made a flying trip to Gordon. Nebraska. On their re turn trip they made a short stay in Albany, Nebraska, taking in s-.^hts. Chief Inspector E. & Linniu and Supervisor C. Knight who have been engaged in official work at the agency for some time, left Saturday. April 28 as their work had been com pleted. Louis Deon, son of Engineer Deon of the Agency, is home on a furlough from his company in Lawrence. Kan sas. He will return to Lawrence within a few days and join his comp amy. It is reported that Amos Ross, Jr, has also joined the militia and will assist in bringing the Kaiser to terms. C. E Hagel has taken charge of the trader's store, purchased from F. M. Conn and e and 1 s family have moved into the cottage vacated by Mr. Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Conn, after a few days in the home of E. L. Rosecrans have moved to their ranch on Beaver Creek, where Mr. Conn will supervise his extensive oil holdings and will raise pigs and chickens for pastime. Leasing on Pine Ridge is on the boom. W. D. Mc Keon and John Mead, of New Castle. Wyo., and G. A. Brown and H. G. "Weare, of Buffalo Gap. S. D.. were at the agency office in March, making application for lease of three hundred thousand acres of Indian grazing land. There is also competition for the lease of oil lands on the reservation. LVgH'l 22 Yes. gentle Annie, we had one spring day, when it failed to snow—an you know how the thoughts of some turn to love, and some to fishing. Well, the most of the Agency took the fish in' route and oh, but one of the ladies did catch a wholliper of a fish—and another lady verily did warp her pole on the aforesaid wholliper—and one ot the Agency employees, a surveyor to, the day after, hunted the office over for a ruler long enough and a compass wide enough to show the length, breadth aad thickness of the fish said surveyor landed—but shucks, and I can prove it by the lady that did the fishin' that surveyor's fish was just a minnow besides that wolliper. Yes Sir. Following the farmers meeting on Friday night, April 9th. a mass meet ing of the people of Pine Ridge was held at the Y. M. C. A. building. A prepared program in which Chief In spector Linnen was the chief speaker, was carried out. The subject for the evening was Agriculture and the part the Indians of the Reservation could play in the coming campaign in great er farming activities F. C. Goings pre sided over the meeting while Henry Red Owl and Jack Red Cloud were the speakers for the Indians. Pa triotic songs assisted in arousing the enthusiasm of those present, all feel ing that tho' they may not be called to the colors, each can assist in some capacity in the struggle in which our country is entering.