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Restrict the Reserve.
If th ^govern ment dors n< t see the
wisdom of abulishiug the Indian reser
vation system altogether, and encourag
ing the Indians to settle upon home
steads and become amenable to the laws
the same ns white citizens, we sincerely
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nope anu trust it will be made to appear !
proper f»r the government to ubridge j
the limits ,.f the present reservation of!
the Ncz Forces, now that the tribe has
been diminished t> one-fourth «of its
number existing before the war. 0( 0
square miles of the best lands of the
country is too much for the jæmaining
2U0 heads of families ot theNiz Ferccs.
Throw open the west and south portion
to settlement by whites. Cut the pres
ent boundaries by a due south line
from the forks of Clearwater to Law
yer canyon, which would be about the
middle of township 33 north, of range
1 east, according to Idaho surveys, and
let tliat be the west hue of the reserve.
Then as a sou'll line, from that point
run due east to the northeast lino of
tho present reserve boundaries. T! en
follow this northeast line to north fork
of Clearwater. Then run down the
north fork to place of beginning. These
boundaries w »u'd include Kumia, all
the hunting lands east of the south fork
and all the grazing lands to the west of
said fork to near the B dso meridian.
This remaining reservation area will
leave lor the Indians nearly 48.) acres
of lind for each and every man, w iman
and child on the reservation. If any !
of the Lapw.ti Indians desire to home !
stead any of the west or south potion j
of that thrown open to settlement by j
the whites, lot them have the same pri''
ilege as do tho whites.
8u thrown open has bon surveyed into
townships and sections, and lienee tin
new survey would be required, and the j
All of this land !
local Lmd Office could at once receiver*"*
filings under existing laws and régula j
ti ms. We think there would bo no oh !
jactiou to such an abridgement ol the j
reservation, on the part of the Indians, I
unless put up to it by interested white '
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persons, and the whole could be effected
with a veiy small outlay on ihc part of
the government, far less .ban the an tin
al expense incident to the maintaining
the Lupwui Agency.
Affidavi t of Census.
Ter ritory of Idaho. )
Co Uuty of Nei Force. j SS
Alifeph* Craig having been duly sworn
«on«!»» ont h says: I am the son of the
lute .Will ta ,m Craig deceased, my mother
was« Nez t u * rce woman. I am a com
petenrt witness in ihe courts of the
United-States and of Idaho Territory.
1 reside upon 1 and adjacent to the dona
tion claim of uiy father. I have a
house-and improve me tits thereon of my
own creation, val ued at §1,500. I have
resided-there fer many years and have
a family.
Iam well acquainted w th
most of the tribe of Nez Ferco Iudiaus. j
and know the places of residence of
those residing on reservation, since the
Ute war with the Nez Ferccs. I have
Tisitcd these residences within the last
tweaty davs, and taken an enumeration
of all the Indian men, women and child
ren remaining on said reservation, and
th j following U a faithful and correct
representation of their number, as ob
tained from an actual bona fide ceusus
taken by myself in person :
to
No. mules over 1G years of nge.
fein» I es " " '*
" mile« under 1C years of age..
'* Ifinales " *• "
.185
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it5
Total It dinn population on tlie reser
VHtimi.............................................72G
From other Indians in different Inca ! i -
j ties on the reservation, I learn that
j about 35 were absent on Salmon river
!
j * ,n< of ^ ,er pUces. who bcl-mg to fami
I "' s "" " ,e reserTatioD " ,kJ ,ir " "I'""' 1
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soon to return. J. Craig.
Attest to signature, A. Lkland.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 2d day of November 1877.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
■—'—- my Inin.I. him! nffiixfnl the seal
) of the District Court of the 1st
( 'uiiiciiil District of MhIio, in mi
' for Nez Perce count v.
II. SgiriKi«,
Clei k.
By D.J.WA R n bh ,
.Deputy Clerk.
Looking Alter Postmasters' Ilotids.
Omaha, per. 23. — Special Mail
Agent J'urav. whose territory compris
cs Nebraska. Dakota, Wyoming. Utah,
Idaho and ,M onfana. has received ord
ers from the post office department to in
spcct official bonds of 70 postmasters.
the ofject fietng to ascertain responsi
bility of sureties. Investigation so far
resulted in finding many utterly worth
less bonds—srra <\ informal, etc. The
investigation will inv Ivo forty thous
and miles travel. — lei of Oregonian.
'Ibis investigation may involve 40.
000 miles travel and much expense,
hut if it should result in hereaftei pre
venting straw bonds, it will purge the!
government of a serions evil.
Jumping Land.
In several in-tanees w! ere men had
filed on land before the outbreak aod
commenced their improvements, hut ot»
t,,e outbreak lisd lett and gone v ith
Howard in pursuit of the Indian*, other
parties have jumped and fi cd upon tin
same land, and on coming back
f * ,ese intruders upon their prends
° s * There can he but one reasonabh
«""elusion as to the rights of the-e par
*' es - an< * , l ,a * that men who acte*! in
r"" 1 * f al, h before the outbreak ami had
U " , J temporarily absented themselves
when demand for their service catwe to
defend the country, ou»ht now to he per
fitted to return to their lands and per
leet. their titles if they <L sire to do so.
Any other rulit g wôuld be gross in
justice.
W eather Signs.
__
The corn-husks are thin, indicate a
mild Winter; the womjfe full of m».st,
an unfailing sign of a hmg. hard Win
ter ; there are myriads of spiders, mild
busy, bard \\ inter ; the squ riels are
idle and listless, mild Winter; the
go.se bone is white und gray, mild and
hard Winter; the woodchuck has
g-ne in. mild Winter ; the wood-chuck
^ays out, hard Winter. It is indeed,
only a question of time when the syHem
of weather prognostications will become
"tic "I the exact sciences.— Ex.
The above gives a fair s imple of hard
They Seek tor a Sign.
and mild Winter predictions.'
Republican senators and représenta
lives friendly to the administration are
earnestly endeavoring to «Ira r from
the president an authoritative interpre
tation of his order concerntng offieehohl.
ers' participation f u politics, which
shall officially state that ir w»s n..t in
tended to forbid officeholders actuely
supporting party nominations, but only
to prevent their dictating whom Hit
party should nomiuate, and these
friends of the president have nd\ i-ed |
two members of the cabinet that it be i
two
docs
-
lilt iJi IK I ^ t'l ti»\^ *
..... . not take some such action the I
publicans will certainly hse all 'he
! states in which elections' ; re to be held
next month, if'ter which, they intimate,
he need exp' Ct no consideration with
his party. — Tel. of Oregonian.
If any parh's success depends only
upon the meddlesome interference of
officeholders who are under pay from
the government, then we, say let that
party go to t' c wall, the sooner the bet
ter for the country.
j Appoint mein«.
! -
! Some of the lower papers announce
i >, . ,i
I the appointment <d nev\ .Mr. bee to the
Warm Spring reservation and speak of
hi. aud tfiieiency «hilt a......... !
the Ncz Forces. It seems that he and j
.... ....... ,
j sillliI . ir rebelli „ n
Agent Mouteitb elashe 1 much in their
views whi'e he was among the Nez
Force - . lie. we learn is the man who
told Dave Johnson, after Joseph had
commenced his murders, that he did
not blame Joseph for making war upon
the whites. If he can encourage a
among the Warm
Spring Indians he will surely become
••successful and efficient." Such religi
ous teachings will not go far towards
christianizing the red man.
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