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Oil November 24, Clown Horse, one
of our old time Indians passed passed away at his home a few miles down V/hite Clay creek from tne agency. Clown Horse has been a prominent Indian in the affairs of this tribe and this section. He was twice wounded while serving as a scout in the early days. Thus one by one the old tim ers are going. R. B. Demaree recently received a transfer and well merited promotion from a position on the office force at this agency to one at the Seneca Agency, Wyandotte, Okla. Mr. Dem aree and family left our midst Nov ember 25 for their new location carry ing with them the best wishes of their many friends at this place. Special Agent Ellis, who was re* lieved by Mr. Tidwell has made a re cord for Efficiency since July 1st at which time he assumed charge. He is an industrious chap that likes to see things go. A better selection could not have been made to fill in the in terim from the retirement of Maj. Brennan to the appointment of Mr. Tidwell. On November 12th Special Agency Ellis, Stock Detective, Rosecrans and Clerk, Marston went to Bennett Coun ty for the purpose of measuring hay cut in compliance with leases on In dian allotments and the Sanitarium Reserve in that county. Major John R. Brennan accompanied the party for the purpose of shooting ducks on Lake Creek. Immediately upon the return of the party Major Brennan, left for Rapid City. If Major Brennan succeeded in killing any ducks he failed to remember the Editor. O. C. Ross has entered the employ of J. D. Corder, vice Mr. Harter. Mr. Geo. Trotter has been promoted to the position of Chief clerk vice A. M. Landman resigned. George Harter, who has been man ager of the J. D. Corder trading store for the past year entered the agent's office in a clerical position on the 17th. Special Agent C. L. Ellis who has been in charge at this agency from July 1st to November 30th, left our midst on the 10th instant, having been called to Washington. Mr and Mrs. M. A. Landman former chief clerk at the agency and nurse at the boarding school left December 13th for the warmer clime of Florida. The Service is losing two valuable employees with their departure. Edward Blackbear, a prominent Indian of the east side, and a cate chist of the Episcopal church near Alleu, died December 16, after an illness of some months duration. Contribution to the War Relief As sociation, of which Mrs. Lane is the head, from the Pine Ridge was as follows: Bead work etc. $389.45 Cash 147.75 Besides, there were donated, three ponies and one colt to be sold for this work. The Indians responded gene, rously to the call. The Indian traders of the reservation pushed the good work along by furnishing various supplies for the Indians that they might have their meetings for raising this money.