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16 The Indian Advocate.
more and more treacherous and constantly more cruel. The white settler was daily in greater danger, and constantly more eager for revenge. A new complication entered into the problem. The game was fast disappearing, and with it the subsistence of the Indian. It became necessary for the government to furnish rations and clothes, lest he should starve and freeze. Cheat ing was the rule and deception the every-day experience of these savages. In 1795 General Wayne gained the nickname of General Tomorrow, so slow was the government to fulfill his promises; and thus for more than a hundred years it was tomorrow for the Indian. Exasperated beyond endurance, he was ever ready to retaliate, and the horrors of an Indian war constantly hung over the pioneer. During all this period we treated the Indian tribes as if they were foreign nations, and made solemn treaties with them, agreeing to furnish them rations or marking the reservation bounds. We have made more than a thousand of these treaties, and General Sherman is authority for the statement that we have broken every one of them. Day by day the gluttonous idleness, the loss of hope, the sense of wrong, and the bitter feeling of contempt united to degrade the red man as well as to madden him. (To be continued.) &Lr ,-w. j 1 a j 2 A Sunday school superintendent once asked: "What is an epistle?" Immediately a little hand went up and a small voice replied: "Please, sir, an epistle is a female apostle." A clergyman occupying a pulpit of an Abington church, as an exchange, opening a hymn book, found the following written on a fly-leaf: "Why is this church like a railway train?" "Because it has so many sleepers in it."