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VOL. 1.
The Progress.
Gus. H. Beau lieu,
Theo. H. Beau lieu,
Publisher. Editor.
White Earth Agency, Minn.
i
86L. A WI:KKI.Y XKWSPAPKU de
voted to the interest of the AVhite
Earth Reservation and general North
western News. Published and man
aged by members of the lleserva*
tion.
Correspondence bearing on the In
dian questionpiohlem, or on general
interest, is solicited.
Subscription rates: S2.00 per an
num. For the convenience of those
who may feel unable to pay for the
paper yearly or who may wish to take
it on trial, subscriptions may be sent
us for six and three months at the
yearly rates. All subscriptions or
sums sent to us should be forwarded
by Registered letter to insure safety.
Adderess all communications to
Tin-: PHOOKKSS,
White Earth, Minn..
HEAD'QRS HOTEL.
WM. W. MCARTHUR, Manager,
First-class in every respect the best
of accommodation for transient
travel.
Competent Guides
Provided for tourists wishing to visit
the Sources of the Father of Wa
tera.the Mississippi. Wed river
and the numerous Fishing
and Hunting grounds.
HEADQUARTERS for the DETROII and
RED LAKE STAGES.
HOTEL
HINDQUARTERS.
Ed. Oliver, Proprietor,
Everything in first-class keeping with
the times.
The tables are always provided with
Fish, Game and Vegetables in
their season. Good stabling,
anrplft accommodation for
both, man and beast.
BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK.
R. FAIRBANKS.
Dealer in
QROCER1ES
PROVISION.
and
Lumbermen's Supplies.
FLOUR and FEED kept on hand.
tiinNengr, Snake Moot and Fr*
Bought, Mold and Exchanged.
THE PROGRESS
JOB
WORK
AND-
Priuhug
Establishment.
All kinds of Job Printing, such as
Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Blanks, Cards, Tags etc., solicited.
Work Warranted and Satisfaction
Guaranteed,
THEv
00.5
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aw. ij- vvaxii.jv rt S-rN'S v^#^.j|-*^^t
For Home and Fireside.
THERMOPYLAE.
*T\vns an hour of fearful issues,
AVhen the bold three hundred stood,
For their love of holy freedom.
IJy that old Thessalian flood
When, lifting high each sword of flame,
Ihey call'd on ev'ry Micred name,
And swore, beside those dashing waves,
1 hey never, never would be slaves!
And oh! that oath was nobly kept,
Prom morn to setting sun,
Did desperation urge the fight
Which valour had begun
Till, torrent-like,
thesstream
0h
he
"4 /Hp/rer Civilization The Maintenance of Law and Order."
WHITE EARTH AGENCY, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1887.
of blood
Ran down and mingled with the flood,
And all, fromo mountain cliff to wave,
W as Freedom'st, Valour's, Glory's grave.
nobly kept
Wfl
a
tha
Which nobly had been sworn,
And proudly did each gallant heart
The foeman's spurn
And firmly was the fight malntnln'd,
Andyamply was the triumph gain'd
,l}8ht
fHlfetters
Liberty, for thee
They fellTO DIE IS TO BE FREE.
How Kindness Will Pay.
"An effort made for
ness of others lifts us
selves." Therefore the young
should cultivate the art of kindness
for the truly great men are the
really kind men.
While Gen. Grant was president,
he was at one time the guest of
Martin Jewell, at Harford, Conn.
At a reception tendered him by the
Governor, where all Hie prominent
men of the state were gathered, a
roughly penciled note in a common
envelope, signed by a woman, was
handed him. It was put into his
hands by a young politician, who'
thought it a joke that "an old wo
man in tatters'' should presume to
intrude upon the President at such
a time. "You need not bother
about her: I sent her awaytold
her you were not here to be bored,'
the young man said to Grant.
The President's answer much
surprised the politician. "Where
is this woman where can I find
her he inquired hurrying from
the room. The letter he held in
his hand, writteu poorly in pencil,
told a sorrowful story. It said in
substance: SXS-J-.
"My son fought in your army,
and he was killed by rebel bullets
while fighting for you. Before he
died he wrote me a letter which
told how noble a man you were,
and said you would look out for
his mother. I am poor, and I
haven't had money or influence to
get anybody interested in me to
get a pension. Dear General, will
you please help me for my dead
boy's sake?"
Sadly the woman had turned
away from the mansion, her last
hope dead. A servant pointed her
out to President Grant, walking
slowly up the street. The old sol
dier overtook her quickly. She was
weeping, and turned towards him
a puzzled face as he stopped her
and stood bareheaded in the moon
light beside her. The few words
the great kind man spoke turned
her tears inter laughter, her sorrow
into joy. The pension before re
fused her came to her speedily,
and her last days were:
the happi.
above our-
spent in
comfort.
Here was a true man whom the
honor of the world could not spoil!
What wonder the world mourned
when he was taken away before
his time.
True kindness is never without
its reward. Years ago a lady in a
stage noticed a barefooted boy
walking. She ordered the driver
to stop and take him in, and paid
his fare. She questioned the boy
concerning his future, and learned
that he longed to be a sailor. She
gave him several dollars, wished
him success, and urged him to beice.
good and true. Twenty years af
terwards a wealthy sea-captain,
riding along the same road, ob
served an old lady wearily walk
ing. He requested the driver to
stop and give her a seat. The lady
thanked him, telling him she was me, dot vos der finest biece
goots on der market."
DeJones"Do you warrant it?'
Isacs"Varrant it! Veil no
but mine frent, if dot goots ain'
not able to pay for a seat. Said
the Captain:
"I have great sympathy for wea
ry pedestrians, for one time when
I was a boy I was walking along
this very road, so tired, when a
lady bade the coachman take me
==jin, and paid for my seat."
Well," answered the woman,
app
three sizes larger than ourselves,
kguS^*
8
a
TRULY BRAVE.True bravery is
sedate and inoffensive. If it refu
ses to submit to insult, it offers
none it begins no disputes, en
ters into no needless quarrels, is
above the little troublesome ambi
tion to be distinguished every mo
ment, bears in silence, and replies
with modesty, fearing no enemy,
and making none, and is as much
ashamed of insolence as coward-
Isacs
shust like der skin
sage.
DeJones"Yes, it fits fairly
well but is it good goods
Isacs"Good goots! So hellup
:*T ii i i tbat AT.I. MEN createCreatore equal thatcertaiy, the
a"changed.,"
that lady, but mv lot in life
"How gladI I am,.. returned the
sea-captain, "that I have been
successful and am living on my
fortune."
And he proved it by settling up-
The more we study she the more dian outbreaks is manufactured
we don't understand how it is that
a W
fi
goot, shust you pring it back und i
ve'll make it goot for
The Indian Right and Wrong.
W E hol truths to
endowed*dare
ar
ilmuch ^^SStnTSin^ tSE^A&
trr.^ i iTNESti."Declaration of Indepent
4th, 1776.
nu. ii
ippy days we fight with a boy pointmont for her as a teacher .7
and get so severely punished that ingly, he sent her East to be pol-
we can't sit up for a week Why,
for Sheand She only laughs at
us for our pains.
Who is it that devours all our
spare change in the shape of cara
mels, and calls for more and gets
them, too She.
For whom do we linger at stage
doors with ten dollar boquets, to
purchase which we have to endure
a fortnight's martyrdom at free
luifitch counters She.
Who is it that at the railroad
restaurant deals out the soul de
stroying sandwich and the death
dealing doughnut 'Tis She every
time. If it were He we would slay
him on the spot and glory in the
deed.
Who accepts our hard earned
gold on the pretense of being a
first class cook, and then broils
our steak in a frying pan and boils
our coffee an hour She.
Who is it that accepts our thea
tre ^tickets, our 8
suppers,,
our
our devotion and
ien goes on and marries "another
fellow Sheand, for this we ought
to forgive her a good deal.Tid
Bits.
Women's silence, although it is
less frequent, signifies much more
than a man's.
The slander of some, people is as
reat a recommendation as the
praise of others.
You have got to raise money
first before you can raise sheol
and, after you have raised sheol,
then you've got to raise, more
money.Puck.
Young Wife"John, mother
says she wants to be cremated."
Young Husband"Tell her if
she'll get on her things I'll take
her down this morning."
PEKSISTEKCE is as needful to the
life of thought as to that of action.
Though often confounded with
obstinacy, it is essentially differ
ent. The latter is a dogmatic and
unreasoning inaction of the mind,
the former is an earnest and con
tinuous approach to truth.
nothing.."
self-evidentn bthese their with
on nerasum ot money sufficient ly related by one of the pioneers the Indian burea sen to
jto enable her to live comfortably, of Minnesota, before the Indian agencyUone?ou its most capable
A Study of She. at. St.. Paul, illustrative. of
ail
She is able to twist us around her in Minnesota there was a mission-
little finger whenever She feels ary who had a very bright daugh-
like it. But SheSis. ter, and he conceived the idea of
For whosm is that in childhood's educating her and securing an ap-
ht
wit
itl.KT
manner in which material for In
"On one of the agencies located
among the aboriginies. Accord
ished off in all the details necessa
ry, and this proposition was soon
noised about among the Indians.
They decided that one of their own
race would be a proper one for the
position, and, after consultation,
half-breed maiden was chosen
and sent East on the same errand
as the missionary's daughter. Both
young ladies finished their studies
and returned to the reservation
about the same time, but the prize
was awarded to the white man's
child. Twenty dollars a month
was the amount involved, and
when the white squaw, as the In
dians termed her, opened school,
there was but one pupil for her to
teach. Her dusky sister being dis
appointed in securing the place,
opened a free school and all the
Indians sent their pappooses to her
institution. Trouble was inaug
urated between the rival school
marms, and the strong arm of
the government' was invoked by
the missionary and his supporters
to eompfel the Indians tof*sen
thair children to his daughter's
school. But they would not be
coerced, and a number of troops
were sent to the scene to preserve
order and compel the "little In
juns" to learn their lessons under
the guidance of the white squaw.
The cost of transportation and
maintenance of the troops for sev
eral months cost the United States
something like $64,000 and all for
a $20 a month place. And in the
end the Indians were victorious
and routed the white school-
marm!"
[The above are facts, as vouched
for by residents who are acquaint
ed with the case and parties con
cerned in the circumstance. And
may it be stated, that the question
of race-right or "preference of em
ployment" has almost invariably
received prestige in favor of per
sons not connected with the Res
ervation, notwithstanding the
fact that 'statutory authority' and
treaty stipulation, are ample and
specific that "any Indian or mixed
blood, when competent, shall be
given the preference." Several
such cases have come under our
notice of late years in which home
talent has been humbled and
crowded aside, to make room for
foreign favoriteism, and of which
we will speak more of, at another
time Ed.]
Pioneer Prcaa.
The Crow Agency Trouble.
WASHINGTON,
ou
over, arrest for the same offense
that is charged now have been
made hitherto without difficulty,
andt
ther
Independence, July
A Question of Race-Right
1
Oct. 3.A dis
patch from Acting Adjt.- Gen Yin-
x.
"Mine frent, dot vits you cent at St.Paul was to-day received three-cornered bag of quilted
on der sau- at the war department through woolen to cover the teapotthe
Gen. Terry giving an account of tea will draw just as well on the
the trouble with the Crow Indians
who fired into the agency build
ings. Gen. Terry makes the fol
of lowing endorsement!
io
I find it difficult to understand boiling furiously, not merely at
this action of the Crows. The^ the boiling point but the tea must
an instanp after
have always been well disposed t,oii
and well behaved, except in respect
to their feuds with other tribes. P
cause for
no trouble has followed. I fear
a
J'UKSUITS O^F HAE
present excitement that is not
disclosed by the foregoing dispatch
and think it would be the best pol
icy to delay attempts to make ar
restes untilLthI excitement shaltl
aDate
nav
Inc following story was recent- it would be well if the meantime
suggest also tha
H
Senate Investigating Committee, and Inspectors to examine
t Bf
hshould
rtrusted ?P.
thehave
situationd
hesitancy of action until fully in
formed of the situation, and trust
that his sentiments may be the
herald of a new era, proclaiming
the dawn of a regime whose mo
tives shall be tempered with peace,
justice and mercy towards all mat
ters in which the Indians may be
concerned, this with the allotment
of land in severality scheme,touch
es the key note of civilization, as
also the basis of self-support and
citizenship of the ward* of the
Government.
Our Guide Board.
SNEEZING.To cure
plug the nostrils with
wool.
on*
rjr'f
I
instructed the commanding
officer at Ft. Custer to confine the
action of the troops until further
orders to the protection of the
agent, his employes and the agency
property."
otf^ Gen.iL H^scrvativoSposition E PROGRES
ne
is pleased note
th conservative positio, of Gen.
matter
as
a
sneezing,
cotton or
MUCILAGE.An elastic mucilage
is made as follows: To twenty
parts of alcohol add one part of
salicylic acid, three parts of soft
soap and three parts of glycerine.
Shake well, and then add a mucil
age made of ninety-three parts of
gum-arabic and 180 tiarfct o water.
This is said to keep well, and to
be thoroughly elastic^
FOR WoRMS.-One of the simplest
and best remedies to be given to
children troubled with worms is
poplar bark. Physicians use it
with marked success. It can be
bought at any drug store. Take
a pinch of the barkas much as
you can hold on the point of a
penknifeand give it (the bark,
not the knife) before breakfast. It
has a clean, bitter taste, and any
child will take it,
How To MAKE TEA.A cup of
tea is generally made the wrong
way. In the first place the tea is
made too strong, thus losing the
full tea flavor. In the second, the
tea is boiled, extracting the bitter
tannic acid from the leaf, while
the tea aroma is lost by evapora
tion. In China the tea is made
weak in the cups from which it is
drank, the water being poured
boiling hot on the leaves, covered
for a-few minutes, and then drank
without milk or sugar. But that
is a matter of taste. The water
with which tea is made should bo
fresh, not drawn from the boiler,
nor taken from the kettle in which
it has been kept standing on the
stove, but freshly boiled for the
purpose, and the kettle in which
it is boiled should only be used for
water. Wash and scald the tea
pot, and allow an even teaspoon
of tea for three cups of lea. ['our
a cupful of .water on -the- leaves,
cover the teapot clof
Iy.-aiid' set
for ten minutes on the hack of rh
stove or range to draw. If you
use a teapot "cosey"that, is, a
table. Fill the teapot with water
and send to the table. It is abso
lutely necessary that the water
used to draw the tea should be
A lum
ure
troubles they ore put
into faithful anudx efficient allies More- said hasten the infusion.^a i
of,
loaf sugariti
the teapot with the te is.
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