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?Cr -Si The Progress^ Qua. H. Bectulieu, Theo* HTBeaulieu, Publisher. 2? Manager. WHITE EAKTH, OCT. 13, 1888. Published Every Saturday. Subscription 92,00 par year, In Advenes. Entered in the Post Office at White Earth, at SECOND-CLASS rates. Nush-kaAttention, m.i.-jtiw. IJX LL *n We have been requested to state the general welfare of the reserva tion and their families future, to meet for consultation at White Earth on j MONDAY, NbViMBER 5th. This will be for a general con sideration, of our people, of bill "S.7935." Let no one neglect this opportunity, as it concerns the future of your people, your homes and your families. Local and Personal. Wanted for this reservation 2,000,000 feet of lumber. John Oberly, was on the 8th, confirmed as Indian Commissioner. Jos. Gagnon left for Rice River on Friday afternoon, where he is engaged to build a boarding and school house to be conducted un der the auspices of the M. E. Mission. A party of Wisconsin lumber men, en route to Red Lake, ar rived here on Friday they are on a prospective tour regarding the purchase of logs to be cut by the Indians the coming winter as also the Red Lake cut of two years ago. The Iron Port published at Two.in Harbors, and which we have missed from our exchange table for several months, again makes its appearance this week. Wel come DeLacy, we'd most tho't that you'd gone to that port where there's no more reckoning D. M. Arbuckle, Richwood's worthy Postmaster, is now com fortably located in his new quar ters and we opine that he is enjoy ing a goodly portion of that pat ranage which has its incentive in courtesy, fair dealing and honest prices. $8,000.00 worth of Indian prop erty, under government official care, is going to wreck and ruin in the fine grist mill plant and building of this reservation, and which within the last four years, thro' shameful neglect, has been permitted to become the prey of rodents and disuse. Who's to blame? The hay and wagon Scales that the government furnished this agency some THREE years ago, has never been set up, though- con- stantly needed, is yet in the ware house. We presume that that like our people's arrearage funds, the awards for reservoir damages, etc., which are in the TJ. S. Treas ury, they are there for safe keeping. We want lumber to replace the sod roof and dug-outs of those who have forsaken the filthy and **as* who are struggling towards higher civilisation. Hon. Charles Canning, Demo cratic nominee for Congress, and Dr. Bert Robertson will speak at the Court house in Detroit, on Monday, Oct. 15th, *^rr^- Prof. C. C. Painter, agent of the Indian's Right Association, paid White Earth a brief visit this week. He goes to Fond du Lac from here thence to the Oneida and Mennominee reservations in Wisconsin and on to his home at Great Barrington, Mass. What in the name of common sense was money expended for, some four years ago, it a purchas- shoemaking outfi consisting sho dings leathe that there will be a general meet- that thnen same materialr ist still un|- ing of all parties interested in packed in the agency warehouse eCt an and allowed to become the prey of rust and mold. Whose blunder is this? %,._/ *g", Wood! Wood! As our neigh bors all own watch dogs, of the sleepless kind, we have concluded that our chances for wood from these sources are somewhat for lorn, we will take all the wood brought to us on subscription, and promise to write the party's obituary bringing the same free of cost when desired to-do so. On Sunday morning the grana ry of Mr. R. P. Fairbanks, situ ated in the South-western part of the reservation, together with its contents, was totally destroyed by fire. The granary contained about 300 bushels of grain several tons of hay which was stacked near the place was also destroyed. Cause, prarie fire. .^X^ .::::-(.^':'v: "9,^.: Major Lewis Stowe, formerly U. S. Indian agent at this agency, is employed in building a boarding and school house at Pine Point, in the Eastern portion of the res ervation, for the service of the In dians. The school will be con-' ducted under the auspices of the M. E. Mission. It is said that the "Major" expressed much surprise and regret at the utter neglect and the deplorable outlook of matters general pertaining to the res ervation. And no wonder. On Wednesday while Mrs. J. B. Louzon and some of her children were looking after ,cows, a short distance from the village, they ve ry uncermoniously came unpleas antly close to the presence of a huge black bear. It is difficult for us to define which was the most reluctant about cultivating fur ther acquaintance, Mrs. L. or Mr. Bruin, however it appears that both parties seemed very anxious to increase the distance that in tervened between them, and the consequence was that no" one got hurt, though we venture to say that somebody got a 'leetle bit skeerd.' ''It is an outrage on the Govern ment and ther people of the reser vation,' said a qualified employe the other day, "the manner in which so much useful property is allowed to go to waste and ruin, there is the saw mill, for instance, with foundation nearly rotted out and with an- unsafe dam, and which a little time and outlay would render comparatively safe, but if no steps are taken towards reparing the, same this fall, the probabilities are that when the doming Spring freshets sweep down the river the whole struc ture will take leave parting, and withouhte anah-chaa in 2 We are informed that our Buffa lo River neighbors held a caucus lately, composed of a combination formed of Republicans, Democrats, Mugwumps, Prohibionists, Social ists and Women Sufrerageists. and with S. S. McArthur, Pat family have lately removed and Quintan ahjl Gso, M. Campbell as are now occupying their new resi fcresidinsr ldrsv After a harmo* ateas revfcri 0 M. Campbell was Washington's pleasantest locali- talftrtnfetod to report as a delegate ties, Th& Dr. has already estab- to true Republican convention at lished a wide and growing prac Bfefoat this Saturday* either." act of Congres tati- The numerous friends of Dr. & Woodward, formerly agen smoky abode of the wigwam and cy physician, and by the way, oneshallow of Earth's true noblemen and one of the most popular and worthily qualified employe that ever labor ed in the Indian service at this agency, and who through the hei nous motives of moral assassins and blackguardism was removed from the service, will be pleased to learn that he and his estimable dence, which is situated in one of The Indian: Right and Wrong. isr"WK held these trutti'rfo be aelf-evident, L1F8, LIBERTY, AND THE VVKHVVt O piKEsa."Declaration of Independence, 4th, 1770. ANOTHER CHANGE. The deed is done-at Washing ton! That is, bill "S. 7935" for the "relief of the Chippewas of Minnesota" has passed the Senate. It is a substitute for the Nelson bill which passed the House some time ago, and, notwithstanding the general disemboweling of the latter, differs very little from the same. One very desirable feature of the new bill however, is that it clothes the Commission, who will be sent here, with more power of substitution and privileges than former Commissions enjoyed., wo-third of the adults or'eatfh tribe are required to ratify the measures, and it is for our people to say whether they will accept the bill as it is or insist on such amendments being made as will best meet the approval of the ma jority. We are not prepared to say what ought or what ought not to be done, but we do believe that the Indians have now an opportu nity before them of making one of the most desirable agreements ever presented to them. Let your conclusions be the results of ma ture consideration, unity and har mony. Meet them as ONE man, courteously and honorably, let your arguments be delberate and and to the point and keep always in view the welfare of your peo ple not forgetting the interest of the general public, in the function of whose institutions you are ex pected, at an early day, to partici pate, enjoy and support. [The above intelligence reached us just on the eve of going to press and therefore our comments have had necessarily to be brief. .We will endeavor to procure a supply of bill "S. 7935" so as to furnish all who may desire with a cepy.-^- Ed.] r^M-^^"-^ His Star Has Set UP-UP-up-upPshaw! Oh,ha,ha! The ripe, rich political plum which has been enviously hanging o'er the Indian Bureau has fallen, but 'alack a day/ it didn't fall into the puckered-watering mouth So anxiously yearning and smarting to taste and revel in its golden bounty. It is said that acting commiss ioner A. B. Upshaw was sure he would get the promotion, and that he and Atkins had things "cooked and dried" that no changes would be made in the Indian office so as to hold all possible influence for Atkins in his race for the U. S. Senate against Isham Harris. And the Progress takes occa sion in congratulating the people of the White Earth and other res ervation, that the change has been sensibly otherwise than that an ticipated and hoped for by politic al jobbers, and let us hope that the new Indian commissioner may surround himself with less of the pomp and contemptible arrogance characteristic of the Atkins-Upshaw regime, jjjf^ "I* is all stumps!" said Senator Edmunds in the late Senate dis cussion of bill S. 7935, for the re lief of the Chippewas of Minneso ta. Yes, and that's just what would he the condition of the tim bered portions of the White Earth and Red Lake reservations, and Within a few year too, if the grip of land and timber sharks are ever permitted to lay hold on to it. IF bill S. 7935, for the relief of the Chippewas of Minnesota, could be denuded of a few more stumps, and slivers it might make a fairly presentable bill. However we are of the opinion that the on ly true remedy to a successful so lution of this relief and treaty question is in a conference of and by representatives of both parties to any agreement/and after all points and facts have been thor oughly discussed and written in order, then Congress could go to work without danger of being "stumped," and with some degree of certainty, proceed to frame a bill that would likely meet the ap proval of the desired two-thirds of the Indians interested. MAP-knotB July Departed this Life., HUME.On Wednesday, Oct. 10th, Marion, wife of S. M. Hume, in the 55th year of her age. Mrs. S. M. Hume nee Marion J. Munger, was born in 1833 at Monroe, Mich., and where she was raised and enjoyed the happy days of childhood, maid and matron. She was married to S. M. Hume at Battle Creek, Mich., here she lived to enjoy the blissful period of bride, wife and mother. In 1870 symptoms of failing health rap idly making themselves manifest it was decided that a change of scene and climate were necessary in order to prolong the patient's life and accor dingly the family removed to Texas where they resided for several years and when it was hoped that Mrs. Hume had fully recovered from her afflictions when the family again re moved North and to White Earth. Mr. Hume having been tendered and accepted a position in the govern ment school here and where they have since resided up to her demise. The rigors of of our Northern climate soon told on the frail form already racked by the merciless inroads of pain and suffering, and during most the years she has resided here her lot has been one of affliction and sorrow. Yet through all these weary days the long silent hours of sleepless nightsshe suffered and bore her tri als without a murmer, meekly, hum bly and with the fortitude and noble courage of the true christian. Verily, her journey thro'the "vale of tears" was one bereft of Earth's choicest blessings as it neared the afternoon of a noble life, yet her meek submissive ness and patience which ever shone transcendent thro' the tears and seams of anguish and sorrow, con veyed the sweet comfort to her fami ly and loved ones that hers was the sweet consolation of the Savior and the mute passport to Eternal Life. She leaves a husband and family of two sons and one daughter, all grown, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. Her remains were conveyed to and buriedin Detroit City' beauti ful cemetery. Card of Thanks. To our many kind and sympathetic friends who-were so devoted in ten dering their kind offerings of consola tion and assistance in our late hour of sorrow and bereavement, we would respectfully tender the humble tribute of heartfelt thanks in appreciation of their welcome and timely offices. Most respectfully, "M: 8. M. Hume, Mrs. N. Grantham, Charley Hume, Frank M. Hume. To Lumber Contractors. Notice is hereby given that the In dians of the White Earth reservation are making arrangements preparatory to logging the coming winter on the Clearwater river it is estimated that some six or seven miliion feet of logs, moreorleSB, will be banked during the season.^ All parties desiring to contract for logs banked on the above stream are hereby respectfully invi ted to send in their bids to the U. S. Indian agent, White Earth, Becker Co.. It is earnestly desired that all bids will be sent in by the 20th day of Octeber next. 46. Per order of Indian contractor. To Young Housekeepers. 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