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Haying purchased the
Pool Hall and Confection
ery stand formerly oper
ated by J. J. Selkirk, we
will be pleased to meet
our old friends and make
new ones. A full line
CIGARS & TOBACCO
Give us a call.
FAIRBANKS & MONROE.
White Earth, Minn.
White Earth, Minn.
ipers drawn for conveying reservaiion lands
WHITE EARTH. MINNESOTA
COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Solicitor in Chancery
Interior Department Practice.
Indian Law a Speciality.
Address West DePere, Wis.
CHAS. A. URAN
Fir Siding and Shingles
Direct from the Mills
1711 Lombard Ae. EVERETT, WASH-
Frank 9. Beaulieu.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
White Earth, Minnn.
DAN'L B. HENDERSON
Attorney at Law
915 Evans Bldg.,
Washington, D. C.
MONEY TO LOAN ON FARM LAND
CONTRACTS, FIRST AND SECOND MORTGAGES BOUGHT
OVER 5 YEAH
Anyone sending a sketch and description nnv
entckly ascertain our opinion free whether w
fnVentlon ts probnbly patentable. Communion
tiwsstrlotljconndentlftl. HANDBOOK on Patents
Sent free. Oldest agency for securing pntents.
Patent* taken through Munn & Co. receive
tpeeial notice, withou charge, in the
Atwfldsomoly Illustrated weekly. J-arcest elr-
MUNN & Co.361Bro*dw
ttf\NCE upon a time Oppor
tunity tailed to knock at a wise
man's door. He advertised
and Opportunity came and
stayed. Advertise in TUB TOMAHAWK and
Indians Must Abide By
Laws, Court Decrees.
Old Treaty Fails To Stand Test Of
Civilization in Washington.
Olympm, Wash.The supreme
court has handed down two im
portant decisions affecting the
rights of Indians under treaties
made in 1859, which, the Indians
said, gave them the right to "h'shIsland
in their accustomed places
One is the case of the State of
Washington, appellant, against
Alec Towessnute, Benton county.
Towessnute was arrested under
orders from State Fish Commis
sioner Darwin for "fishing with
out a license snagging salmon
with a gaff hook, and catching fish
without a hook and line within a
mile of the dam in the Yakima
river, off the Yakima Indian res
ervation, contrary to the fishing
laws of the state." A test suit
was made of the case.
Towessnute's defense was that
under the Yakima Indian treaty of
1859, ratified by Congress, Indians
were given the right to fish in us
ual and accustomed places, "in
common with citizens of the terri-
tory." He contended that in ex
change for thp territory the In
dians gave up to the whites they
were to have the privilege of fish
mg in these accustomed places
without having to submit to sub
sequently enacted fishing laws.
The lower court found for the
Indians and sustained the de
murrer interposed by Towessnute.
The supreme court in a sweep
ing decision affecting Indian
rights, reverses the case and says
the Indian treaties of 1859 cannot
be held to be paramount to regu
lations enacted by the state in the
exercise of its police power under
the enabling act. The court .says:
"lie (the Indian) should have
equal, but not more than equal
rights." The aborigines, in other
words, must be held amenable to
the same police power, outside of
their reservation, us the whites.
The court says even if the treaty
were not held to have been
abridged by the enabling act, its
terms cannot be construed so as to
give Indians/the right to fish free
from restriction, but they must be
under the same restriction as the
"people of the territory." The
court scorns the theory that the
Indians^ and whites entered into
the treat,v as two sovereign peo
ple, and that therefore the Indians
"ceded" rights and lands to the
Notice is hereby given that a
special election will be held in thebaby
school district of 112 at the school
building on the 10th day of March,
1916. from 9:00 P. M. to 10:00,
P. M., for the purpose of voting
on the proposition of issuing to
the State of Minnesota the bonds
of said municipality in the aggre
gate sum of $15,000 bearing inter
est at the rate of four perreservation
centum per annum, the proceeds
thereof to be used for the follow
$15,000 for erecting anew school
house, to be numbered and to
ture as set forth in the resolution
now on file in the office of the
Dated February 28, 1916.
YOU CAN RIDE TO OGEMA NOW AND
be warm and comfortable in my
new covered bus with a stove in it.
Leave your name on a book which
I have at B. L. Fairbanks Com
pany's store and the bus will call
Theo. B. Beaulieu.
Agd Indian Indorses Kis
Check With Thumb
lied Wing, Minn.A strangely
indorsed bank check is in the pos
session of H. Tiedeman, chair
man of the board of county com
missioners. It bears the thumb
print of an aged Indian on Prairie
and without it the check
would be worthless. Samuel
Thomas, living on the Prairie Is
land reservation, is one of the few
remaining members of the Sioux
tribe who has money coming from
the government. When he is short
he calls on Mr. Tiedeman. The
other day the government agent
called on Thomas and the aged In
dian had the cheek turned over to
Mr. Tiedeman in payment for
goods received. As he cannot
write, the thumb print signature
was placed on it.Ex.
News of White Earth
Pay your subscription now. This
The break in the village water
system has been repaired.
Louis Uran attended the Farm
ers' Institute at Detroit on Wed
Mrs. Fairbanks, of Waubun,
was a White Earth caller on Mon
Geo. W. Fletcher is removing
his portable saw mill to his farm
south of the village.
A. Powers, of the agency
office force, was a Mahnomen visit
or the first of the week.
Attorney D. Beaulieu and
Otto Durmet were Detroit visitors
the latter part of last week.
Mr. O. Monchamp, one of Rich
wood's prosperous merchants, was
an agency visitor on Saturday.
David Knickerbocker has pur
chased a fine team of four year old
horses from Clinton Uran.
Miss Lien, of Granite Falls,
Minn., is visiting with her sister,
Mrs. A. J. Powers of this village.
"Bill Cook" has a dance soiree
booked for the evening of March
6th, at the school assembly hall.
We are waiting to hear from
you in regard to your SUBSCRIPTION.
This means YOU.
Bornto Mr. and Mrs. "William
Hanks, on Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, a
boy. He was christened
George Washington Hanks.
William Burnette has opened up
the Martin Hotel and is now ready
to cater to th^ public's needs in
that line in first class style.
Fred W. Peake, who now resides
at Minneapolis, has been on the
for several weeks past
assisting A. E. Wyvell, of the
WANTEDNames and addres
ses of people suffering from
ind other skin diseases.
For valuable information address
B. M. SHEETS, Brainerd, Minn.
Mr. L. G. Perry, formerly sup
enntendent of reservation day
schools, has been appointed unnci
pal of the Indian boarding school
at Mohava Agency, Arizona. Mrs.
Perry left on Wednesday to join
FOR SALEI wish to announce
that my property in White Earth,
consisting of the lot and building
which was formerly the Chippewa
State Bank, is for sale. Address,
Mrs. Mary Perrault, Wrhite
*!l -r' jf
Several loads of warehouse goods,
including pork and other provis
ions, were shipped from the agency
warehouse to Pine Point on Mon
day. As long as the government
insists in adhering to this obsolete
and unprogressive policy so long
will it have hungry Indians to
A young lady's basket ball team
has been organized here with
Archie Libby as coach. A young
men's team has also been organ
ized with Gus Munroe as coach,
they will play a return game with
the Ogema team this evening.
Basket ball teams have also been
organized among the pupils of the
boarding school, with Scott Porter
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
the diseased portion of the ear There is
only one way to cure deafness, and that is
by constitutional remedies Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of the mu
cous lining of the Eustachian Tube "When
this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling
sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is
entirely closed, Deafness is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to Its normal condi
tion, hearing will be destroyed forever, nine
cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which is nothing but an inflamed condition
of the mucous surfaces
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deifness (caused by catarrh) that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure
Send for circulars free
CHENE? & CO Toledo. Ohio
Sold bv Druggists 75c
Take Hall Family Pills for constipation
Pay your subscription now.
Taking Car* of the Flower*.
One young woman who loves flo*
*rb and keeps them about profusion
ay that she devotes one morniug
weeklj to wasning out the vases with
aot soda water, maua very strong
After each vase has stood filled with
this cleansing fluid for fifteen minute*
0ae goes to work with bristle brusnes,
of which she has a collection, and re
moves the depos of the flower stem*
Lrom every nook \nd corner. Brown
3oap and water ft Mow this, and. last
ly, two rinsings in clear water. And
the drving Is done with clean glass
towels, followed by a polish with a
chamois skin. The process sounds la
borious. but the result repays all ef
Tort, tor each piece looks like new
and the flowers last much longer b
cause of the clpanllnosa inside-
The sleepy Lithuanian town c!
Minbk, Russia, has been taiboung a
man who has married twenty women
John Pries* twentieth wife had him
arrested the other day for "bigamy,'
but at the trial it developed that be
had committer polygamy. With great
confidence the accused called some of
his wi\es to testify in his behalf, and
jach one of them spoke highly of him
In his defense Pries testified
know there is some law about a man
having only one wife, but, your honor
I know there are many morp wom^n
than men in Minsk and I could not
bear to see so many fine women be
come old maids." The judge dealt
mercifully with him, sentencing hlu
to only three month* in prison.
"Say," said the farmer, who was em
loading potatoes at the grocery, "AQ
you believe that story about little
George Washington and the hatchet
nd the cherry tree?"
"Don ask me," laughed the grocer.
"Well, I think it is probably true.
I've got a boy ten years old at home,
and after he had teased me *ur a yeai
or so I bought him a boy's ax."
**And did he cut down your favorlta
"He did a heap better than that
He cut down most of the apple or
"And did he tell a lie about it?"
"Nope. Owned up Hk'j a little
"And, like Washington, you praised
"Unlike Washington, I didn't do
any such blamed thing. I gave him
a hiding on the spot, and have licked
him once a day since and am going
to kaep it up until is twenty-fiv
NOW is the time to pay your
P. C. MARTIN, Prop.
Good Rigs and carefal Drivers.
The only complete line
C. A. WAGE, White Earth
Fairbanks & Heisler
We also carry a full line of
FRESH BREAD EVERY DAY
When you are hungry come to us.
Advertise in THE TOMAHAWK,
it brings results.
EGGS FOR SALE.
Single Comb Rhode Island Reds
for hatching, 75 cents per 15, $4 00
per hundred. Also day old chicks.
Max Blacknik, Waubun, Minn.
We Carry a Full Line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries, Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
Our Aim is to Please,
I JOHN LEECY,
Bus Line and Livery
Bus to and From all Trains
Livery Service to Ogema and all points on
Charges Reasonable. Phone 30 J.
I 1 LINE OF
WITE EARTH HALL
EVERY TUESDAY and SATUR
Come and enjoy yourself twice
Admission 10 and 15 cts.
WHEN IN MINNEAPOLIS
FINEST BURLESQUE THEATRF
IN THE ENTIRE NORTHWEST
Two Shows Daily
Maunee 2:30 Evening 8:15
Prices 10, 20, 30, 50 and 75 cents.
A. J. Bisson
GIVE ME A CALL.
We now have the agency for the
Detroit Steam Laundry, persons
wishing to send laundry to Detroit
please leave it at the store.
B. L. Fairbanks Co