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The Bismarck tribune. [volume] (Bismarck, N.D.) 1916-current, July 28, 1930, Image 2

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Ten Sioux Patriarchs Add Indian Pageantry to Parade of Legion
Warriors Who Fought at Little
Big Horn Also Recall Re-
treat From Gen. Selby
Bring Coolidge Parchment At
testing War Services; Big
Convention Delegation
Sioux survivors of the battle of the
Little Big Horn are here with the
sons of the tribe who fought with the
army of the United States in the
World war* probably the last time
that these warriors of the 70's will
ever participate in a public event
such as the American Legion state
v convention. There are ten of them,
all in age around the 80-mark, most
of them over it.
The Indians are camping on the
open lots at the north end of Fourth
street. They have six square tents
and tepees set up and have their
horses and wagons with them.
The encampment includes many
of the young men who are attending
► the Legion convention from Fort
Yates and Cannonball as delegates
from their Standing Rock reservation
post. The women of the Blue Earth
unit. Legion auxiliary, also are there,
" headed by Mrs. Lucy Brought Plenty,
* their president.
To Parade In War Panoply
The Indians are participating in the
parade of the Legion this afternoon
with an enthusiasm that they have
; seldom shown in any public event.
Two big chiefs are in the quota, one
; of them the well-known and very
much liked Red Tomahawk, and
White Bear. Red Tomahawk—or in
Sioux Tacanhpi Datu—is a self-made
chief by reason of feats and personal
► ity. White Bear is a chief by de
scent. He is, furthermore, one of the
survivors of the battle with Cus
ter. With Red Tomahawk will be his
son. Francis Red Tomahawk, Little
Eagle, 8. D. ,
Besides White Bear, the ten surviv
ors include Bear Ghost, Lean War
- rior. Elk, Walking Thunder, Chase
in the Woods, Crow Man, Twin, Loon
and No Heart. All have their fami
lies with them. There are many oth
er survivors but these are all that live
on the North Dakota side of the res
The Indians’ plan this morning was
to ride in the parade in native war
* garb, which is mostly paint and hard
ly any encumbering garb at all. All
brought their feathered regalia with
" them, so that they might appear in
* full dress.
Delegates To Convention
Delegates to the Legion proceedings
in the auditorium include John
Brought Plenty, Alphonse Bear Ghost,
Charley Red Fox, Frank Zahn, Louie
Big Horn Elk, Joe Two Bears, John
Elk, Charles Little Chief, Augustus
Brought Plenty, Dick Harmon, Sioux
county auditor, and Joe Jordan.
The delegates from Blue Earth
unit, Legion auxiliary, are Mrs. Lucy
Brought Plenty and Mrs. Guy Jones.
Frank Zahn is the official inter
preter of the Indian party. He has
his mother with him, Mrs. Mary Zahn,
daughter of Chief Flying Cloud, kill
. ed by the Crows in 1874, whose name
has been applied to a make of auto
mobile. His father “Bill” Zahn, a
former Custer trooper, was unable to
‘ attend. Zahn has been interpreting
for years at the Fort Yates agency
and has become acquainted with
many writers, who have availed
themselves of his Indian knowledge.
Btanley Ve£al, of Oklahoma, Prof.
W. C. Grace and the renowned Earn
est Thompson Seton are among his
r friends, and of late they have s been
giving him the title of “best inter
Display Coolidge Merit Scroll
Zahn brought with him the certifi
cate the Indians received from the
government through President Cool
idge. This is being framed by Dr. A.
A. Whittemore, head of the State
Health department, and it will be
placed in Hoskins window during the
The parchment is in the custody
of White Bear, as keeper for the tribe,
and is to be handed down to his de
scendants, also as a tribal memorial.
It reads:
“The United States of America.
“To all to whom these presents
shall come, Greeting:
“The thanks of the nation are ex
tended through the president, com
mander-in-chief of the army and
navy of the United States, to the peo
ple of Dakota of the Standing Rock
reservation* for their unswerving loy
alty and patriotism, the splendid
service rendered, the willing sacri
fices made and the bravery of their
sons In the military and naval service
of the United States when the nation
was in peril during the World war
of 1917-1918.
“July 4th 1924.
“Calvin Coolidge."
Recall Retreat of 1864
The Indians have erected a
World war tepee tent In their camp.
The young men of the Sioux who
participated in the World war have
decorated this with Indian drawings
symbolic of the great world conflict,
and, after camp breaks up, the tent
is to be presented to Chris J. Mar
tineson, chief of police, who has be
come the most popular adopted mem
ber of the tribe. Such a tent, said
Interpreter Zahn, is one of the great
est gifts Indians can bestow, due to
its war symbolism.
The Sioux camp site is on the trail
of retreat which the Indians took
when fleeing before the troops of
General Selby after the Minnesota
massacre of 1864. The old warriors
recall that event vividly. They say
they crossed the Missouri abopt where
the memorial bridge now stands,
coming down over capitol hill and
pawing to the river over the spot
▼here their tents are pitched.
These hills, they likewise recall,
▼ere their hunting grounds in the
days of the big buffalo herds.
Ths state of California operates a
■team railroad two miles long on the
Mfe madam waterfront.
Bandsmen Prove
Hearts Are Warm
Toward Bismarck j
If Bismarck residents are seeking
to prove their feeling of good will to
ward members of the American Le
gion, they are being fully matched by
the visitors who themselevs are show
ing a full measure of appreciation for
the courtesies offered them.
The American Legion State Band
toured the city this morning, sere
nading business firms and providing
entertainment for the citizens gener
The musicians demonstrated their
good-will toward The Tribune by
coming into the business office this
morning and playing three rousing
selections. One was given under the
direction of Dr. C. S. Putnam of the
State Agricultural college, one of the
nation’s veteran bandmasters. Albert
Andrews led the others and Ken
Fitch, band manager, was master of
Miss Audrey Hoglum, petite and
charming entertainer with the band,
sang a song and did a dance num
ber, using the floor of The Tribune
office for a stage.
Buckeye Farmers on
Tour of Northwest
Devils Lake, N. D., July 28. —f/P)
More than 250 Ohio farmers, guests
of the “Ohio Farmer,” farm publica
tion, are to spend August 1 here while
on a tour of the northwest.-The
party, traveling by special train, will
be the guest of the Devils Lake Cham
ber of Commerce.
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We £xtend to the
1930 Convention
The American Legion
The American Legion Auxiliary
The 40 and 8
A Most Hearty
If we can be of service to you while in our
city, please command us.
406 Vj Broadway
Former Senate Clerk and Auto
Registrar; Married Only
Three Weeks Ago
Albert W. Luehrs, 55, who held a
number of state offices and was a
veteran of the Spanish-American
war. died at 8 o’clock Saturday eve
ning, at a local hospital, following a
Funeral arrangements are for serv
ices at Webb’s funeral chapel at 2
o’clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. C.
F. Strutz officiating, with interment
in Fairview cemetery. Military hon
ors will be accorded by a bugler and
a firing squad from Fort Lincoln.
Luehrs was a native of Illinois. He
was bom at Monee, a Chicago sub
urb, July 5, 1875. son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jere Luehrs. At the age of 25 he
joined the staff of Armour and com
pany, as a grain buyer. Later, he and
another grain buyer named Opdyke,
with' whom he had been associated
while in the service of Armours,
formed a partnership in Omaha and
bought* grain for several years.
Opdyke is said to be a millionaire
several times over.
From Omaha Luehrs came to North
Dakota in 1913. He formed an In
fluential circle of acquaintances and
when the motor vehicle registration
bureau was established by the state
he was appointed the first registrar.
From the bureau he went to Drake
as superintendent of the state mill
there. During the war he was super
intendent of the construction of the
memorial bridge over the Missouri
112 Fourth Street
here. In 1919 he served as clerk of
the state senate. Of late years he
served as clerk at the Bismarck ho
Luehrs had a high school education,
obtained at Cherokee, lowa, which he
supplemented with three years at the
University of lowa and a course in a
Des Moines business college.
In 1898 he enlisted for the Spanish-
American war, serving as corporal of
Company L, fifty-second lowa In
fantry. f
Luehrs leaves his widow, following
a marriage three weeks ago. Mrs.
Luehrs was Clara A. Mohler, a teach
er five miles from Baldwin. They
were married July 7.
He also leaves two brothers and
five sisters. These arc Otto Luehrs,
a druggist at Ontario, Oregon; Dr.
Leslie Luehrs, Tew York city; Pearl
Luehrs, Minneapolis; Lillian Luehrs,
South Ardmore, Pa.; Opal and Min
nie, Philadelphia; and lone, Birming
ham, Ala.
Hannaford, N. D., July 28.—</P) —
Enderlin swa'mped the Hannaford
baseball team by an 18 to 4 score
Sunday for the regional Legion jun
ior baseball championship. The
winning nine is to compete in the
state tourney at Harvey.
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Notice to Stomach Sufferers
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have the exclusive agency dis
tribution in Bismarck for
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complete information without
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Occasional 'or chronic stomach
distress such as gastric hyper
acidity, heartburn, gas disturb-*
ances, belching, bloating and
associated stomach disturb
ances yield to this treatment.
The guarantee is 15 days’ trial
and If not satisfied* purchase
price will be refunded by' F.
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Chicago Men Incorporate Or
ganization to Obtain Jus-
tice in Courts
Chicago, July 28.—(AP) —Three Chi
cagoans who have either been cited
for contempt or committed to Jail
for failure to pay alimony, today
sought incorporation of the Alimony
Club of America.
The articles of incorporation of the
club, sent to Springfield for filing
with the secretary of state, limit
membership to men who are divorced,
or are suing for divorce.
Among others, the articles set out
the following purposes:
“To obtain more deliberate action
in divorce cases and a more just and
equitable adjustment.
“To test the constitutionality in all
state and federal courts of laws under
which men are imprisoned for fail
ure to pay alimony.
“To advocate the enactment of laws
Joins in Extending
A Big Welcome
to the
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Incoming to Bismarck
requiring courts to examine the merits
of a divorce case before allowing
temporary alimony.
“To procure the establishment of a
court of domestic arbitration in which
ordinary domestic difficulties may be
arbitrated by a judge in private.
“To pfotect men and society gen
erally against the so-called modern
woman who considers a marriage a
mere step incident to a suit for di
vorce that she may engage in the
business of collecting allrpony.”
The incorporators are Oswald
Mackie, Roh Murray and Philip Col
lins. Mackie has pending in the state
and federal courts an alimony appeal
charging that commitment to jail
for failure to pay alimony Is in vio
lation of the federal constitution.
Dickinson Resident
Boasts Veteran Clock
Dickinson, N. D., July 28.—Mrs.
Kate Ryan, living here, is the owner
of one of the oldest clocks in the city.
It was given her as a wedding present
soon after her arrival In Dickinson
48 years ago.
It is claimed the old clock has
hardly missed a tick during that time,
and it has been computed that it has
ticked three billion, twenty-seven since it started. It is still keeping
million, four hundred fifty-six times good time.
We extend the glad hand of
The American Legion
The American Legion Auxiliary
The 40 and 8
Come in and see us while you are here.
108 Fourth Street
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to Members
THE 40 AND 8
- Make yourselves at home. If you have no home
and want one—Y e can furnish the lumber.
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Central Lumber Company
A. C. Harke, Manager
*-L .T: t S
We Are Glad to See
The 1930-
Convention ot
The American Legion
The American Legion Auxiliary
The 40 and 8
And Welcome You to Biomarek
You Are
and we are anxious to ren
der every possible service
to make your stay pleasant,
that you may carry to your
home the happy impression
, ‘Yen Like Bismarck*
1 The
Sweet Shop
406 Main Avenue

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