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The Progress. [volume] (White Earth, Minn.) 1886-1889, October 22, 1887, Image 3

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White Earth and Detroit
Stage aud
Stage Leaves White Earth, every
Monday, Wedmsday, and Frida\,
find Arrives at ietroi the same
Leaves Detroit every Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday and Ar-
rives at White Earth same Day.
Carrie* United State* Mail.
All work entrusted to our care will
a. W MOARTIIUR, Manager,
i irst-class in every respect the best
of accommodation for transient
Competent CittldeM
Provided ior tourists wishing to visit
the Sources of the Father of Wa
ters,the Mississippi, Ked river
and the numerous Fishing
and Hunting grounds.
Ed. Oliver, Proprietor,
Everything in livst-class keeping with
the times.
The tables are alwajs pio*vided with
Fish, (lame and Vegetables in
tlieii season, (iood stabling,
ample accommodation ior
both, man and beast.
Dealt in
Lumbermen's Suppliw.
F)/ UU imd JWED kept on hand.
f.lmiong, Snake Root and Fam
Bought* Sold and ICxchnnged.
All kinds of Job Printing, such' ns
Bill Heads, Letter Heads,
Blanks, Cards, Tags h., solicited*
Work Warranted and Satisfaction
The Progress.
Published Every Satuiday.
Subscription 2,00 par year, In Advance,
Local and General.
The Progress Agency.
We have made arrangements with
MM. 1). L. BROWN, of Detroit, "who
will act as our representative in the
mattei of subscription, advertisement,
etc. As our people do a general trade
on the line and neighboring towns of
the reservation, it would be to the in
terest of merchants and traders doing
business in those places, to advertise
their wares and inducements in the
colums of THE PROGRESS and to all
who take a general interest in reserva
tion affairs we would say, it is our
purpose to woik for the general wel
fare of the reservation, earnestly,
faithfully, and in a spirit of doing
what to us, will seem right and just,
independant of creed, race color oi
party, in a word, we mean to HEW TOits
PROGRESS the reader will have a
weekly memoranda concerning the
features of the reservation affaiis, etc.
India Traditio and Legends
We have made arrangements with
seveial centenaiians of the reseiva
tion, (for which we have provided a
cady of tobacco) to commence a series
of Indian stories, traditional and leg
endaiy a series of which will date
away back when this countiy was one
gieat reservation and no Indian agents
but Win-ne-boo-zho, no 'IT. S. I. D."
but the vast prairies and forests whose
portions swarmed with game of all
kind, and no game law to guard
against nor police courts to keep cleai
of the livers and lakes teemed with
fishes and every tree in the forest
bore abundantly of fiuits of all kinds
and apples wan't worth 5 cts apiece
either the days, months and years
weie one gloiious sunsh'ne but the
umbrella was not invented and Win
ne-boo-zho never owned one, which
accounts for the biunette tinge in the
complexion of his descendants and
well, 'tis said all this changed when
Win-ne-boo-zho fell in love. (Con
tinued in our next.)
Many interesting stories of the con
flicts between Chippewas and theii
once deadly enemies-, the Siouxs. will
be Ielated by old warriors whose
memoiies aie fiesh with the chiv
alrous deeds ot bygone days incident
of stirring events in the life of old
voyageursand Indian tiaders will also
appeal fiom time to time.
Daweti' Bill.
By lerpiest, we will publish in our
next issue, Senator Dawes" Bill in
full theieby giving all of our lead
ers and the coming White Earth cit
izen the opportunity of not only read
ing but studying and preparing him
self for the position which ciicum
stancea lias decreed to be the wisest
and certainly the most piobable course
wheieby he may be secured in his
home, his lights and privileges of the
Imeiieah Freemen,
Ta-Ta Monty.
'Monty" Price, who has long been
connected as junior clerk in G. A.
Fairbank's & Bro*s establishment,
left for Cloquet on Wednesday's Stage,
where lie has accepted a suitable posi
tion, THE PROGRESS knows of no
young man of whom it would willing
ly speak a good woid than for 'Mont,*
and while we feel that a good boy has
gone away from White Eaith, we
congratulate Cloquet in acquiring the
piesenceof of a bright, truthful and
christian resident.
Our Postmaster informs lis that ev
ry mail from the south brings several
letters directed to parties at "Red
Lake,** of course these letters go thro'
to the supposed destination, and doz
ens of them accompany the return
mail with the affix Of "Falls*' added to
theadtliess this is annoying to post
masters and undoubtedly the cause of
anxiety to the sender and the person
addressed. People should be aware
that Red Lake Agency and Red Lake
Falls are two different places, situa
ted on different routes. We state this
to guaid those wiiting to these places
against eriois and delays.
What They Say of Is.
"Jack" Campbell. Dcpt. U. S. Mar
shal, St. Paul, paid his respects to the
PROGRESS sanctum on Tuesday of this
week. '-Jack" says he read the first
and second number, and thinks it the
'boss thing' for the reservation and
the coming White Earth politician.
We ken that ''Jack*' ma have an eye
to a future seat up in the governor and
senatorial row.
Father Aloysus, O. S. B,, has l'e-
turned from his southward tiip, look
ing somewhat refreshed, withal smil
ing says he went to St. Paul and
had the pleasuie of joining in the
splendid ovation tendered President
and Mrs. Cleveland, over Inch he is
much pleased. ITe also says I am
pleased to see the PROGRESS staited.
and believe, as I have always said,
that it will be a good thing for the
reservation and civilization. Please
put my name down on your subscrip
tion list." Many thanks kind friend,
we will spare no pains in our endeav
ors that your predictions may be veri
fied- War Paint
Paul P.* Bodeen, of the Bed Lake
Falls News, after a short review of
our "late unpleasantness' etc, summa
li/esas follows:
'TH E PROGRESS shows all the wav
through that considerable war paint
has been put on, and intimates that if
enemies escape Shoel, they will
have awful good luck."
We are fearful lest ft lend Bodeen
may have took an extensively, magni
fied view of the war-like aspect of oui
exterior, and thereby cause anxiety to
our neighbors across the line, so we
rise to explain that our paint is of the
mildest orderbeing simply wiiting
fluid, and our knife and tomahawk,
only the 'stick' and 'rule,' and Ester
brook and Faber's patent for our ar
rows and our backbone (a good one
tor it staid bent nearly two years and
when loosed it assumed a handsome
perpendicular) foi the bow.
P. S. We would also state that we
have the '-devil'* to biace our bow in
case ot need, but no one need be afraid
of him as he is a pleasant sort of a
chap and has no hankerin* for anyone
but politicians to such we would sa
'look out" until our 3,500 to 5,000
voters get into the field and then we'll
put on our war paint in earnest and
hoo-rah for the best man,
Success to the BeaulieU'*,.
"We have had the pleasure of
perusing the first number of the
PROGRESS, a well-edited and nice
ly printed 6-column folio newspa
per, published at White Earth
agency, by Gus. Beaulieu and
Theo. Beanlieu as editor.
From the well-known reputation
and ability of the Messrs Beaulieu,
we opine the enterprise will be a
decided success financially, as well
as to promote industry, morality
and enlightment among the tribe.
Success to the Beaulieus."In
dustrial Vidette.
Crow Agency Trouble.
As we had anticipated, there
proves to have been more chaff
than grain in the much talked of
Crow Agency troubles, and the
long deplorable statements as re
lated by parties at the agency
turns out to have been (the gener
al result) only a mixture of bosh
and trash and the probable result
of an excited mind or some one in
mortal dread of losing his scalp.
Gen. Ruger who was lately inter
viewed on the subject in the pres
ence of Lieut. Gen. Sheri
dan, said: "This Indian trouble
has been greatly exaggerated.
From what is seen in the press of
the country, one would think that
all the Indians in the West were
on the war path. The fact is th at
a few of the Crows are excited be
cause they will be compelled to
surrender some horse thieves."
JkHg* Have you seen th at lot of
Elegant Imported Turkish Towels
at Leecy & McArthur's
J3T Too Lovely for anything,
is that Beautiful Assortment of
Dress Goods, Laces, and in fact
everything-in the line of Ladies
Wear, at Fairbanks & Bro
Wah*tah-iah Gee-fate,
those nice warm Shawls, Hoods,
etc., at Leecy & MeArthur.
"Dey vits like baper on de
vail Those splendid Jersey*s, at
Leecy & McArthur's*
Of the 'XXXX Order' of Indian
Fleeces His Confiding- "Uncle" to
the Tune of $30,000.
From the colums of the Pioneer
Press of Oct. 16th, we glen the
following: "Jessie Lee Hall, In
dian agent at the Kiowa, Coman
che and Wichita agency in the
Indian Territory, has been discov
ered to be a defaulter to the ex
tent of nearly $30,000 in govern
ment and Indian funds, and the
secretary of the interior to-day re
quested the attorney general to
commence criminal proceedings
against Hall for embezzlement."
Inspector Marcum, of the In
dian service, has been for some
weeks investigating the accounts
of the agent and his report is near
ly 1,000 pages in length, and now
lies at the interior department. I
shows the affairs of the agency to
be in a deplorable condition, and
the acting commissioner of Indian
affairs in his letter to the secreta
ry advising prosecution, summa
rizes as follows:
''The Inspector (Marcum) and
special agent (E E White) both
agree that Agent Hall has been
guilty of criminal conduct in the
management of the agency by the
presentation of false and fraudu
lent and fictitious vouchers in his
accounts, in the conversion to his
personal use public money entrust
ed to him as agent in collusion
with beef contractors for the pur
pose of defrauding the government
also in collusion with certain em
ployes at the agency to defraud
the United States and the Indians
under his charge by false pay
ments of grazing funds.''
Hall was appointed agent for
the Kiowas and Comanches July
28,1887, from Lasalle county, Tex.
His recommendation at the interi
or department were among the
best ever received. Th judges of
the Texas court of appeals endorsed
Hall in a body the chief justice
and one of the associate justices of
the supreme court of the state
wrote strong letters for him Gov.
Scales of Nor th Carolina gives
him a pleasant word Senators
Maxey and Coke of Texas and
Vance of Nor th Carolina are high
ly laudatory, while Charles Stew
art, the seven-foot Texan repre
sentative, writes gushingly. Hall's
bond is fixed at $30,000. has
caused the Indian bureau no little
annoyance by his arbitrary man
ner of conducting affairs and leav
ing the agency frequently with
out leave."
'All's not gold that glitters,' and
all the gush and trash of laudatory
encomiums from whatever sources
has never nor will it ever tend to
make a man "the best" (XXXX)
of what he may never have been,
nor can never be true principles
are bom with men, not manufac-
NEAR LY two decades have rolled
away since a similar scheme, to
rob and defraud, was attempted on
this Reservation and the Govern-
ment. Bold in features and gi-
gantic in its nature was the fa-
mous attempted "pine land sale,"
to include "al the pine land on
the reservations in Minnesota
a scheme whose sainted front
blazing with the insignia of God-
liness and truth shadowed the
factors of the proposed transac-
tion, whose motives were prompt-
ed by the greed of gain, at whose
shrine they bowed in the glaring
light of robbery and fraud and it
is needless to add that the sale
would, in all probabilities, have
been eonsumated and the Govern-
ment and the Indians would have
been robbed and defrauded out of
billions of feet of the most valua-
pine timber in the Northwest,
whose stumpage value alone would
have footed up far into the mill-
ions of dollars, but for the timly
and active actions of COL. CLEM-
ENT BEAULIEU, who notwith
standing the bribe offers (he didn't
'boodle' worth a cent,) of $10,000
and an interest in the amount to
accrue in the proposed sale, he
faithfully stood by his people and
the principles of right and justice,
and by this one of the most noto-
rious schemes of robbery and
fraud in the history of the Reser-
vation failed.
W will not at this time dwell
or follow the closing scene of this
memorable event which resulted
so disastrously to its projectors,
suffice to say that COL. BEAULI EU
proved too formadable a factor be-
tween right and wrong, and in
consequence of which the scheme
failed, and its projectors would
have met the deserved fate of the
lawless but for the interposition
of political motives at the time.
And what has been the lot and
portion of the man who thus
scorned the offers and prospects
of luxury and wealth, and prefered
to stand by the cause of the weak,
tru th and justice many of our
readers are better aware than we
can describe in all these years as
at that time he has stood manfully
by his people,defending and guard-
ing their interest, as a father
would guard the interest of his
family in consequence of which
himself and his family have been
buffeted by storms of abuse made
salient by the viperous tongue of
infamous slander, 'en to being
turned out of house and home!
And all because he dared to stand
by what was right because he
"fought and opposed" the above
class of "XXXX" Indian civili-
zers. Yet, to-day, poor in purse
and weighted with the cares of
nearly four score years, tears
would moisten his eyes were he
guilty of an unjust action where-
by a fellow-man suffered loss, and
his last penny would ^freely be
given to alleviate the sufferings of
the poor. Well may our people
look on him as "ou grand old
man"faithful "Uncle Clem."
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