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The eagle. (Silver City, N.M.) 1894-1???, December 11, 1895, Image 2

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bread made from wheat flour, the only
diuVence being ila dark color. It is,
however, not darker than the ord'nt y
Grábatri bread, and is pronounced mui-n
better ia flavor by the majority of thote
who have tried it.
The Medicine Lodge mill at once be
gan taiaking the flour in quantity, b,ú
coufd hot began to supply the demand.
As the fame of the new product spread
other mills began to make it, until at
thu present time Ijalf the mills alo. 13 the
Southern Kansas bqrder and .two-thirds
of those in Oklahoma-are turning out
KaiBr flour and meal. By actual exper
iment in his own household, the writer
has found the flour to make admirable
bread and biscuits, and to do fairly well
in cakes and pies, while the meal alone
makes excellent corn dodgers and mush
and corn bread superior to the old kind
and a mixlure of one-third of the flour
and two-thirds meal makes cakes super
ior to most grades of buckwheat.
Nearly every woman in Oklahoma is
experimenting with tne new products,
and new uses are discovered for them in
the culinary line almost daily, while the
farmers and stock raisers are also exper
imenting along, their lines with increas
ing succeis and satisfaction 011 every side.
With the wonderful and manifold uses
of this new product, with t lie assurance
of a profitable use for every portion of it.
with its sure growth,' whether planted
early or late, on the dryest ground, with
the possibility of two successful crops
from the same ground, either by plant
ing upon ground from which wheat
has been harvested or pliuitingearly and
cutting off the head as soon as matured,
resulting in the formation' of three
mailer but perfect heads, with a crop
that remains green until December and
can be gathered at will any time through
out the fall or early winter, and with ah
assured yield of from forty to 100 bush
els per acre, what more can the farmer
want, whether in a climate wet or dry
east, west, north or south?
KatKr corn has come to stay, and the
American fann.ir in any part nf the na
tion who fails to appreciate its worth
and take advantage of his yrout oppor
tunities, will suri'ly dud hinielf in the
lurch in the reckoning of tint yean' to
come. St Louis t 'iole-P.nioi.'rai.
The Indian Allitiuunt Nyxtem.'
That part of the report of iln-H-eretary
of the Interior which permitís to the
allotment of lands as a solution of the
Indian problem will be read wiih gener
al interest. The plan has not yet proved
to be much of a success, it seems. Ac
cording to the present law, an Indian
becomes a citizen of the United States
upon receiving his allotment, and in
many cases he is not prepared for what
the secretary naively calls "the conse
quences of citizenship." That 9 to say,
he is not prepared to earn his living by
his own labor, to obey the laws that
white men have to observe, and to con
duct himself generally like a human
being with a right to remain in the
world. "Allotments slould be made
long before reservations are opened,"
the secretary says, "and each Indian
should be settled upon his homestead
and become self-supporting before citi
zenship is conferred upon him.'' This
.may be true so far as the exercise of
political rights is concerned; but it is
doubtful if such a policy would have any
other effect than that of indefinitely
postponing the desired result. Those
Indians who have acquired homesteads
and citizenship in this way, we are told,
"still need every dollar they receive";
and the sober fact is that they will con
tinue this necessity just so long as they
are not required to depend entirely upon
their own exertions for their support.
It is useless to talk about making in
dustries and thrifty citizens out of the
Indians by trusting to their voluntary
efforts in that direction, no matter what
assistance and inducements mav be
given to them. Tney will not work if
they can help it, and the aid which is
intended to encourage them and hasten
their improvement only serves to con
firm them in idleness and indigence.
Their pride is of the kind that scorns
labor, and yet is not ashamed to accept
charity and even to claim it as a rignt.
There is but one way to secure the ef
fective application of their physical and
mental energies to the problem of self
Hiippoi't, and that is to force them to
earn nil they get. 80 long as they are
fed and clothed and provided with the
nececBsaries of life at the expense of the
Government, they will not change their
ways or increase their prospects of ulti
mate redemption from the besetting
drawbacks of their race. The task of
trying to civilize tnem by treating tnem
as wards and pensioners having a legiti
mate claim upon the Treasury for a
living has been going on now for a life
time, and is known to be a practical
failure. There has been no progress
worth mentioning except under com
pulsion. The vast sums of money ap
propriated for their benefit have been
virtually squandered. They remain
lazy and shiftless, bloodthirsty and de
praved, as they were at the beginning;
and they will never be otherwise until
they are given to understand that they
must work or starve. St Louíb Globe-Democrat.
Carry the Neni to HorrUon,
The following press disDatch was re
cently published in theGlobe-Demacrat:
Washington, D. C, November 30.
Delegate Thomas B. Catron, of New
Mexico, had not been in Washington
twenty-four hours untill he had begun
work on the admission of New Mexico.
He has already formed a pretty
close idea of the composition of the
Committee on Territories, and believes
he will get the bill favorably reported
very soon after the holidays. New Mex
ico will have six delegates in the next
Republican National Convention, and
five of them will be for Thomas B. Reed.
This well-understood fact is not likely to
operate as a drag on the progress of the
admission bill.
New Faflt California Train.
On Oct. 29 the Santa
Fe route will inaugur
ate new and strictly
limited first-class ser
vice to southern Cali
fornia. The California
limited will leave Chi
cago at 6 p. ni. reaches
Los Angelos in three
days and San Francisco
in three and one-half
days. A savins of half
a day's lime froin this station corres
pondingly reduced. Equipment will
consist of superb new vestibule Pull
man palace and compartment sleeper,
chair car and dining car through to Los
Angelos wiihont change.
This will be the fastest and most lux
urious seJvice via any line to California.
Another daily traiii will carry through
palace sleeper and tourist sleeper to San
Francisco and tourist sleeper to Los
Angeles as at present. For lull particu
lars inquire of H. M. Steckkr,
thing to patent ? Protect your ideas ; they may
bring you wealth. Write JOHN WEODER
BUHN & CO., Patent Attorneys, Washington,
D. 0., ior their 11,800 prize oiler.
11!) San Franekco St.
Í0S Railroad Arerve.
Sell reliable goods on easy monthly payments.
Can refer to many families with whom they have dealt.
Tuning of Pianos in Grant county attended to.
Write them for catalogue of now style Pianos, Tuday

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