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Justice and Fair Dealing for
every Indian who desires to
become a good Citizen.
Official Organ of the Minnesota
B. L. FAIRBANKS ESTATE, Owners.
L. L06AN, Editor and Publisher.
Published Weekly at
White Earth Agency, Minnesota.
Entered at the Postoffice at White
Earth, Minn., as mail matter ot the
SUBSCRIPTION S1.50PER YEAR II ADVMCl
Bed Lake Drainage Pro
position up atWashing
ton this Week,
Substantial advance claims to
have been made last week toward
obtaining: the approval *pf the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
and the Secretary*4!*'
for plans for the Red Lake drain
age and conservation project.
Members of the state commis
sion, including O. G. Selvig of
Crookston, president of the dis
trict E. N. Vtfillard, state drain
age commissioner Geo. W. Wal
ker of Thief River Falls, and
Adolph Meyer of Minneapoli, en
gineers of the district, bad a long
conference with Commissioner of
Indian Affairs Charles H. Burke
and W. M. Reed, the irrigation
engineer of the Indian Bureau.
Representatives Halvor Steener
son and Harold K&utson were
present and urged the approval of
the plans of the state engineers.
D. B. Henderson of Washington,
D. C. was present as counsel for
the Red Lake Indians.
Mr. Selvig stated that the pur
pose of the drainage project was
to drain the areas contingent to
the Red Lake river and the Clear
water river and to construct res
ervoirs for flood control, power
purposes aiid water supply.
Commissioner Burke was in
formed it was proposed to drain
about 230,000 acres of the Redpocket
Lake reservation through the con
struction of the Red Lake drainage
canal and about 50,000 acres in
the Clearwater project A total
of about 300,000 acres of Indian
land would be affected. The total
cost of the project, it was stated,
would be about $1,250,000.
According to the engineers,
about a quarter of the /appraised
cost would be assessed against In
dian lands. It was explained that
the limited cost of the assessment
against Indian lands was $2.50 an
acre, but Representative Knutson
explained that he had figured it
would cost about 87 cents an acre
to drain the lands.
Mr. Meyer,' engineer of the
project, said it was proposed to
fix the lake level at about 1,174
feet, which is the average level. It
was oroposed, he said, to construct
reservoirs to hold back. tW flood
waters in the spring andT these
reservoirs are to be located tfr the
mouth of the lake. Both the
flood control works and the reser
voirs'for power purposes would
not cause any overflow of lands
and it would not be necessary to
buy any flowage rights.
The question was raised by
Commissioner Burke as to the
fisheries, and it was explained that
the state fishery authorities would
like to see the present level main
tained for the benefit of the fish
Both Representatives Steenerson
and Knutson &iji there was a con-
flict of interests and that some
people in northern Minnesota be
lieved this improvement was a
project for the benefit of the power
"I have told these people who
have protested to me. that this im
provement was primarily for the
benefit of agriculture, as contem
olated in the act," said Mr. Steen
Mr. Meyer stated the investiga
tions he had made and the data
which had been collected were en
tirely on this basis and that water
power development was incidental.
Mr. Henderson, counsel for the
Red Lake Indians, said the Indians
had been brought to an approval
ot the project.
Following the conference with
Mr. Burke, the members of the
drainage board went into confer
ence with Engineer Reed.
Mr. Reed will present his report
to Commissioner Burke in a short
Commissioner Burke has not as
yet given any definite answer re
garding the proposition and he
will withhold action until more
eomplete data has been presented
by the engineers of the conaer
In another month politically
Minnesota will start the prelimin
aries for the longest state campaign
in its history. To those entrusted
with the welfare of the several
political parties, the outcome is
one of anxiety. No less than
three ordeals confront those whose
ambitions run to political and
official perferment at the hands of
the voters and the campaign in
connection with each is du to be
of unusal endurance and cost.
First will come the state conven
tions in March as provided for by
the last legislature, in turn will
follow the primaries in June and
lastly the general election in
November. The latter will be the
finals and it can be truely said
that the lucky survivors will well
merit their victory. In connection
with each will be a campaign of
not less than three months or
better than nine months in all and
what such means in respect to
physical taxation, not to mention
the wear and tear on the survivor's
book, it is needless to state
here. Three' appeals to the
votersthree, count 'em, and each
calling for an expenditure of time
and money that would put to
shame any one of boss controlled
memory. C. R. Adams, the head
of the Republican forces in Minne
sota, who successfuly piloted the
present state administration to
victory would prefer a little longer
rest, and Howard Everrett, who
tried to perform alike service for
the Democrats is not overly
pleased, but such are the trials
and tribulations of the elect and
they are ady to take their medi
cine. However, there are other*
to whom the scent of early battle
is not so obnoxious. They are
those who hope to profit.
Testing Pleurisy With 6ln,
A novel method of diagnosing pleur
isy Is described by P,fcerehoulletIn
the Paris Medical. The examiner ap
plies hi* ear to the patient's cbeBt,
closing his other ear, while coins are
clinked at the patient's back. The
sound of the coins coming through a
healthy, normally aerated lung seeflj8
distant and dull, while through an af
fected lung, through solid or homo
geneous tissue a clear, silvery, metal
lic ring is heard.
Truly King at Plrda,
"Our national bird, the bald eagle,
wjld in its native haunts, fugpo large, so
majestic, and flies with an evidence qf
go enormous strength, that one Is Im
pressed with the thought that here is
the king of birds," writes T, aUhept
Pearson of the Audubon society,
White Earth, Becker County,
one occasion while eating my lunch li
the shade of a little bush op a South
ern prairie, I saw one cany off a
Indian Chief Deliver*
Touching Address at
The speech of Chief
Coup, of the Crow nation,
bier of the "Unknown'
War dead in the National
in the Great War are appreciated
by the white man.
'I am glad to represent all
White Earth, Minn
Nov. 22, 1921.
Mr. Lee Logan,
Editor, Publisher, Tomahawk,
White Earth, Minnesota,
I am receipt of a letter from
Mr. Webster Ballinger, in which
he has authorized me to have bis
letter of denial to having mentioned
my name in connection with the
article published in the columns of
The Tomahawk under date of
October 27, 1921. In said article
you have maliciously forged my
name with intent to injure my
name, standing and reputation with
the people of the reservation, and
you have also misquoted Mr. Bal
linger which has had the effect of
injuring him and others.
You will therefore publish Mr,
Ballinger's letter in full (a copy of
which is herewith enclosed) to
gether with this letter demanding
a retraction of the charges pub
lished against me in said article of
October 27, 1921.
I desire that you give this prom*
inent space on the. front page of
your paper at an early date, and
if you fail to do so, by the advice.
of tny attorney I will ask the
courts to render me the relief
T, B, Beaulieu,
Law Office of
Rooms 402-3-4-5 a
1413 G. St. N. W.
Washington, D. 'C,
November 19, i
Mr. T- B. (Cuffy) Beaulieu,
White Earth, Minn,
My Dear Mr. Beaulieu
I have your letter of the 5th
inst,, and while I have not a copy
of the communication I sent to the
"Tomahawk" I am very positive
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF TH MINNESOTA CHIPPEWAS.
Truth before Favor."
tery at Arlington, Virginia,
cently, proved to be of a
that no one could help but ^e
The Chief's address, as publish*'
ed in the Philadelphia Public
Ledger, together with that paper's
laudatory comment, follows:
"Chief Plenty Coup's address
delivered the Crow Indian
language was easily one of the
most striking picturesque faatures
of the entire Unknown Dead
ceremony. The address, which
was specially translated for
Public Ledger by Dr. Joseph K.-
Dixon, of Philadelphia, leader of
the Rodman Wanamaker Historical
Expeditions-to the North Ameri
can Indian, waa as follows:"
'I feel it an honor to the Red
Man that he takes part in this
event, because it shows that the
thousands of Indians who fought.
Indians of the United, States in
placing on the.grave of this noble
warrior this coup-stick and war
bonnet, every eagle feather of
which represents a deed of valor
by my race.
I hope that the Great, Spirit
will grant that these noble war
riors have not given up their lives
in vain, and that there will be
peace to all men.'
Thursday, December I, 1921.
that your name was not mentioned
iherein. I understood that com
munications had been sent by you
to Congressman Steenerson, Sen
ator Kellogg and Senator Nelson,
one or more of them, in which you
protested against any change being
made in the Steenerson bill as it
passed the House. I have never
personally seeu and examined such
communications but merely under
stood that you had writen either
one or all of the above named
far as I
4&n recall I have neverSomentioned
.four name in connection with those
who protested against any amend
ment being made to the Steenerson
As I have previously written
you, I have always looked upon
you as one of my personal friends.
I thought you made a mistake last
July, ana I still think so. I know
Fairbaok 8 ha mi8underatandinf
i^drop that controversy, to forget
%he past and to fall in line with the
other boys at White Earth in an
honest effort to clean up the Chip
pewa matters. You were one of
$he leaders in this movement and
you augbt to be back in your old
place. -Whether you take my ad
,vice or not I shall always remera-
will be glad, at anyp timer, toereader
any assistance I can.
I feel that in Ben Fairbanks'
death the Chippewas sustained an
irreparable loss. He was a big,
fearless, honest man and I will
a|ways remember and cherish his
friendship for, and confidence
in me. "Cuffy" forget your
differences with the other boys,
get back in line. The Chip
pewas still need pullers the
tugs not britchen artists. You
never properly belonged to the
latter class and you have no busi
ness there. Join the procession
and get together with the boys for
the common good of all your
people, as well as yourself and
(Signed) Webster Ballinger.
The Turks claim the Greeks
have made a black record in Asia
Minor, anyway they always do so
in this country in their shoe shin
Citation for Hearing- on Final Ac
count and for Distribution.
Nov. 24Dec. 25
StatA* of Minnesota, County of
Becke^T In Probate Court
In the Matter of the Kstate of
The State of Minnesota To Nah
ahah-ke-cumig-oke, .Robert Rogers,
and all persons interested in
the final account and distribu
tion of the estate of said deced
ent: The representative of the
above named decedent, having filed
in this court his final account of
the administration of the estate of
said decedent together with his pe
tition praying for the adjustment and
allowance of said final account and
for distribution of the residue of said
estate to the persons theieunto en
THEREFORE, You, and Each of
You, are heredy cited and requned
to show cause, if any you have, be
foi tins court at the Probate Court
Rooms in the Court House, in the
City of Detroit, in the County of
Meckel, State of Minnesota, on the
19th day of December, 1021, at 10
o'clock A. M., why said petition
should not be granted.
WITNESS. The Judge of said
Court, and the Seal of said Court,
this 22nd day of November, 1921.
ALMA C. PEDERSON,
A. J. POWERS,
Attorney for ^Petitioner.
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None too Good!
Years of experience in buy
ing and selling groceries has
taught us that the public
want the best.
Our shelves are always full of pure, fresh and up-to date Gr o-
ceries, which we give to our customers at the lowest possible
price. Our line of
Men's and Women's
Boots and Shoes
la complete and up-to-date
"Buy where the buying Is good."
Come in and see what great buying power
a little money will have in
this up-to-date store.
The B. L. FAIRBANKS Co.
White Earth, Minnesota.
Published in behalf of, and
to secure the welfare of the
Indians of the United States.
A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF}
Organized at Ohio State University.?
Junior ActiveIndians under 21
years of age. Including Maga
zine, $2.00 annually. Without
Magazine, $1.00 annually.
Application for membership should
be made to the Secretary-Treasur
er, Society of American Indians,
711 20th St. N. W., Washington,
D. C. Information regarding the
Society will be cheerfully furnish
ed upon inquiry to the Secretary
Treasurer, Washington, D. C.
THOMAS L. SLOAN,
3459 Macomb St., N. W.,
Washington, D. C.
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