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Vol. XVI. Justice and Fair Dealing for every Indian who desires to become a good Citizen. THE TOMAHAWK. SUS H.JEAULIEU, Founder. Edited by THE TOMAHAWK PUB. CO, White Earth Agency, Minnesota. Entered at the Postofflce at White Earth, Minn., aa mail matter ot the tcond class. SmiMIPTIOI: 11.60 PER TEAR II ADUICl The Government buildings, built with Indian money, have their rodfs painted red. A similar color decks some of the clothes lines in the vicinity of agency employees cottages on occasions during week days, its not red paint however but red woolen blankets bought and paid for with Indian money and bearing the significant initials on their center U. S. I. D. And it is questionable whether these goods were properly condemned or rather confiscated. On or about December 17th, 1917, the village water system stand pipe was frozen and, as a matter of conrse, the pipes were busted. Previous to this time tlie tank, which leaked very badly, was being employed to supply the villago with water. After the stand pipe was put out of commis sion by the action of neglect and frost this portion of the system was discontinued and the school well, which connects the village system, has supplied the village with water, that is at such times as that system was not out of or der and which has been very fre quent. Nearly six months have elapsed since the village water system was broken down, lyet no efforts looking to repairing the same have been made by the au thority under whose auspices this system is managed. The tank has remained idle all of the time has undoubtedly shrunk and shriveled so that it is now about as useful to hold water as would an ordinary clothes basket. What "incompetent" element is to blame A this criminal negligence? as suredly not an "injun." A most deplorable case of crim inal negligence on the part of the school and hospital employees has recently come to light and if re ports are true the culprits, who ever they may be, should be made to feel the severest penalty of the law. It appears that Joe Brunette, a member of this reservation, re siding at Callaway, who has child ren attending the boarding school, learned that his little girl had be come afflicted with a severe eye trouble that the trouble was not properly attended to and that her ease was sadly neglected finally complications set in and the girl was removed to tfee agency hospi tal and, we are informed, th*t the agency physician in charge was disinclined to treat the patient and she vsj practically left in the bands of the attending nurses for for care and treatment, this treat ment seemed to do no good and blood poisonasoon developed *nd we are further informed that at the solicitation of Mr. John H. Hinton. gttpt., ar,d Mr. Baumgar tcn, the prioripal of the school Mr. Brunette to White Earth that Mr. Bruuett* wm As sured by Mr. Hinton that he, Mr. Brunette would be allowed the use of ttss child's money, now in the. eustodr of the agency office, with which to pay tfre doctors bills. It now develbpes thai Uf, Hinton refuses positively to permit fcfra child's money to be employed to defray the cost of treatment. Mr. Brunette is a poor man anil cannot pay the specialist's treatment and will have to take the child home and which will probably result in the child losing her sight. As stated above, if the facts are true no time should be lost to bring the culprits, whoever they may be, to trial and justice and if found guilty to deal out the severest penalty provided by law and which should include a prison term at hard labor. Such deservedly drastic legal remedy might have a ten dency to inculcate some little effi ciency in channels heretofore bar ren of qualified competency. Officious Blather. White Earth, Minn. May 25th", 1918. Dear TOMAHAWK: I have recently learned, and without occasioning me much sur prise, that honest John H. Hin ton, Supt., has again manifested his contemptible duplicity by in dulging in his infamous methods of seeking to make capital among the so-called full-blood or "ware houss" Indian element, of the res ervation, and he has but very few friends among these, by writing a disparaging letter to members of the Minnesota congressional dele gation, in endeavors to undervalue the importance of General Council of Minnesota Indians and especially directed against the President aud Legislative Com mittee of the said Council, stating, among other untruths that he "personally knows that John Carl, Frank D. Beaulieu, B. L. Fair banks, Henry Warren and John G. Morrison, Jr. (President of the Council), do not represent the full blood Indians and, certainly do not represent the great majority of the mixed-bloods," and that "the General Council is of no benefit to the Indians." To persons conversant with the general condition of reservation affairs and of the democratic in clination of the 12,000 or more of the Minnesota Chippewas, exclud ing perhaps a small proportion of the "warehouse" element, the larger majority being progressive and intelligent, the above asser tion will be branded as perfidious misrepresentations and a base at tempt to demoralize the worth and merits of the General Council and to depreciate the importance and honesty of the members of thef Legislative Committee generally. That such are contemptible as sumptions and becoming only ulterior motives goes without say? ing. Mr. John G. Morrison is now serving his third term as President of the General Council* and the very potent fact that he was unanimously elected to serve his third and present terra, is alone positive evidence of the worth and merit of this estimable man, like wise a splendid token of the Min nesota Chippewas' unbounded con dence in his honesty and integrity, Mr. Morrison is also a member of the Chippewa Trading Company, general merchants, Red Lake, Minn., and which company enjoys the confidence,and unlimited credit among the-leading business houses of the State. Morally as much can be said of the other gentlemen which Mr. Hinton mentions in his said letter, and whose estimable worth and merits, as members of the Legislative Committee, he ?*i$)y seek? *Q decry. Mr. B. L. Fairbanks is President. 9! the B. Fairbanks Co., merchant trad ers in the village of White Earth Mr. Fairbanks has been a life-long member of the reservation and is WU and favorably known, com mentally tad otherwise, through- i THE TOMAHAWK. Truth before Favor." out'the State. He has always stood foremost and has ever been ready to donate his time and means to further the best interests of his people, the Minnesota Chippewas, and whose confidence and respect he possesses in the fullest sense of the word. The popularity of Mr. John Carl is emphasied by the fact that he was elected to the office of County Auditor of Mahnomen county, by big majorities, for two different terms. Mr. F. D. Beaul ieu is a practicing attorney, a member of the Becker county bar association has been admitted to practice before the Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court. His extensive and contin ually growing practice on the res ervation bears witness of the high regard and confidence which the people cherish for him. And as for Mr. Henry Warren it may be succinctly stated that he was, forand, many years, employed in the In dian school service and established a commendable record as an effici ent and qualified Indian educator. All of these estimable gentlemen are well and favorably known among the Minnesota Chippewas and enjoy the unstinted respect and confidence of their people, notwithstanding honest John H. Hinton's assertions to the contrary. Mention may be made of some of the splendid work which was accomplished by the members of the Legislative Committee, through the mamficenl assistance of mem bers of the Minnesota delegation, during the past winter, especially during the discussion of the Indian appropriation bill, may not come amiss here. Through their efforts the item of $185,000, imposed by the Indian bureau, and which is mainly employed to pay the sal aries of a hord of employees of the service on the several Minnesota reservations, was eliminated en tirely by the House. And tpe same fate would have been meted the measure in the* Senate but for the earnest pleadings of the bureau officials they (the officials), made a solemn promise to members of the Minnesota delegation as also .to members of the Legislative Com mittee to effect that if the appro priation, was permitted to pass, a "thorough investigation, fair and impartial, would be made of the Minnesota Indian reservation affairs,'' etc. And upon this solemn pledge, given by the officials of the Indian bureau, the item was permitted to pass with a reduction $10,000 from the original a mount demanded. As far as the "promised investigation," is con cerned it may be properly said that judging from recent developments on that issue which have taken place here, the sacredness and solemnity of the said "promise" have not only been notoriously ravished but have been accorded the sterile consideration generally meted a mere "scrap of paper." Another victory was achieved by the Legislative Committee in suc ceeding to have a provision added to the Indian bill aod which pro vides that pending cases, Chippe was vs. the U. S which are now on calender, will be "advanced for early hearing." Some of these cases have been pending for sev eral years and though the Indians fyaye repeated)'? requested their advancement to the proper courts the Indian bureau, under one pre text or another, has as insistently delayed action. Furthermore, the Legislative Committee's protesta tion against the prodigal Remands of the bureau for extortionate ap: propriations from the Chippewa trib%l funds, has so signally im pressed the members of the Min nesota Congressional delegation and other good friend^ of the OLi^r. pewas in Congress, that it may be booked as an assured fact that the days of "prodigal and unstinted appropriation?," from the Chippe wa tribal funds are rapidly draw ing to a close, if not already ter minated. And it is not improbable that the capitalization and distri bution of the said tribal funds will mark a much desired event in the near future. For the purpose of refreshing "honest John H. Hinton's erratic predilection I would res pectfully call his attention to the very significant event which trans pired at the school assembly hall, Thursday, May 16th, at the time the meeting was held for the an nual election of officers for the 14th of June celebration, viz at the very manifest expression of the people's appreciation of the state ment made by Mr. F. D. Beaulieu on the other hand, of the con tempt and disgust displayed by the large assembly when they arose in a body as one man, and abrupt ly left the hall, and this when one of his favorite henchmen, George Walters, attempted to address the assembly. The most contemptible feature of this piteous, official blather against the members of the Legis lative Committee before mentioned remains in the significant fact that the very persons who are made the target of honest John H. Hin ton's calumnious letter are, in a verbal sense, his benefactors, as they, in common with their kind reds, the Chippewas of White Earth, contribute the amount which not only pays his salary but like wise furnishes him with modern palatial quarters to live in driving .Jw t*f White Earth, Becker Cunty, Minnesota, Thursday, June 6. 1918. No. 7. iWrWJsJJWrWr^rl White Earth, MUWsVaVWlrW^^ ']$ fc horses and automobile, chauffer and hostler and many other acces sory which go to make up the perquisite of the pedantic nabob. In conclusion I wish to respect fully add, as a member of the Minnesota Chippewas, a life-long resident of White Earth thorough ly conversant with the people and reservation conditions generally, that 1 know the greater majority of the said Minnesota Chippewas cherish the roost unbounded confi dence in the worth and merits of the General Council and of the great and good work accomplished by the members of its several committees, especially the Legisla tive Committee and that any de rogatory statement, having issue from any source whatever, having a tendency to reflect discredit or disparage the commendable utility of the said Legislative Committee or the integrity of the members thereof are untrue, ungenerous and very unbecoming gentlemanly decorum and sadly betrays the decadent assumptions of degener ate judgment. (Signed) E. J. WARREN. Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, a they cannot reach the dUeaaed portion of tht- car. There la only one *nj to cure deafneas. and that la by conatilu'.lonal remedies. Penftieaa la cauaed by an Inflamed condition of the mu coua lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tuba is Inflamed you aft-ve a rumbling aound or Imperfect hearing, and when It la entirely closed. Deafness la the reault, and unleas the Inflammation can be taken out and thia tube restored to ita normal condi tion, hearing will be dcatroved forever nine cases out of ten are caused by Ca'arrh. which la nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous jurfaces. We will give One Hundred Dc liarsforany case of Deafnesa aused hy catarrh) that cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure Send for circulars, free. F. J. CHfiNRT CO.. Toledo. Ohio. Bold by Druggists. Tic. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Now is the time to pay that subscription. When you want the best In Groceries, Dry Goods, Winter Clothing, Footwear, etc., call on us. We're right here every day in the year (except Sunday) to supply you with any and everything you may need in THE BEST AND PUREST GROCERIES IN THE MARKET. The B. L. Fairbanks Company, 8Q0CTV, Published in behalf of, and to secure the welfare of the Indians of the United States. Political Advertisement. Inserted by N. P. Hanson in liisown behalf and paid for at our regular rates. N. P. HANSON. FOR REPRESENTATIVE To the Voters of Becker County: I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the legislature from Bec ker county, the Sixty-third District, and respectfully solicit your support during the campaign and your vote at the November election. Yours truly, N. P. HANSON. Westbury, Minn., May 27, 1918. Political Announcement. Inserted and paid for by the person named in" the announcement at our regular rates. FOR SHERIFF. I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the office of Sheriff of Becker county and respectfully solicit your support at the coming election. JOHN HURLEY. 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