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the desire of Commissioner Sells that the Indians be allowed to conduct their deliberations without any inter ference either from government of ficials or others and the results of this council demonstrate that his confi dence in the ability of the Indians to carry on the council properly was not misplaced. Assistance and advice as to the claims was given the council by Dean Ashley who has been missionary among the Sioux for 45 years and who was present when some of the treat ies were signed by the Indians. THE CLAIM THAT IS MADE. The Sioux Indians have been try ing for many years to get their claim against the government considered, but this is the first time that a full council of all Indian tribes and bands interested has met with duly elected and accredited representatives. The claims were considered by the council and formulated for pre sentation. The substance of the claim is that at the time the treates were signed with the various guards in the '70s, only a small percentage of the Indians were really present and took part in the deliberations, that many of those who signed the treaties were not duly selected to represent the In dians, that the treaties as reported to congress by the commissioners and as approved by congress had not been fully explaned to the Indians and that the compensation given the Indians by congress for the vast territory ceded was only a small part of what the Indians were promised. There are living today a consider 31 mamma able number of Indians and white people who took part and heard these treaties made, and the concensus of opinion seems to be that they have a valid claim Before anything can be done to allowr this claim it is necessary for congress to pass a law authorizing the claim to be considered by the court of claims. Such a bill has passed the Senate and is now pending before the House, but may not pass at this session on account of the reluctance of congress to consider anything but war measures. Commissoner Sells has authorized this council to send a delegation of three to Washington to report the result of their deliberations and present their claims and every effort will be made to secure the early passage of the bill and secure the adjudication of the claim.—Sioux City Tribune. Tour Fifty Dollar Liberty Bond. It will protect 1,000 soldiers from smallpox and 666 from typhoid. It will as&ure the safety of 139 wounded soldiers from lockjaw, the germs of which swarm in Belgian soil. It will render painless 400 opera tion, supply 2 miles of bandages— enough to bandage 555 wounds. It will care for 160 injuries in the way of "first-aid pockets." It will furnish adhesive plaster and surgical gauze enough to benefit thou sands of wounded soldiers. Every purchaser of a Liberty loan Bond performs a distinct individual service to his country and to our boys fighting in France.