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THE SUMPTER MINER
Wednesday, May 15, 1901
OUR INDIAN NAMES.
"They arc on Our Waters; We Cannot
Wash Them Out."
The attention of official purists who
are endeavoring to preserve In their orig
inal melody the Indian names of this
country Is directed to the name Chewelah,
a town In Stevens county, Washington.
Rev. Cushlng Hells, the pioneer mission
ary, who came to this state In 1838, and
heard the word from the Indian tongue
more thnn 60 years ago, always pronoun
ced It Cha-we-lah.
The same authority confirmed the pop
ular explanation of the origin of the name
Coeur d'Alene. Literally it Is French for
"heart of awl." The early French trap
per found these Indians cunning In trade
and bestowed a name conveying that sig
nificance In early days the Spokane river be
tween the lake and the Columbia, was
known as the Coeur d'Alene Instead of
the Spokane, the latter name being then
confined to the Little Spokane. In "As
toria," Washington Irvln Imparts the In
formation that the Astor posts were at
Astoria, the mouth of the Okanogan, and
the continence of the Spokane and Point
ed Heart rivers th.it Is, where the Little
Spokane runs Into the Spokane. When
Astor was driven out of this country, this
post fell into the hands of the British,
and there the Hudson Hay company long
maintained a trading post.
The falls of the Spokane and the ad
jacent valley were a favorite resort for the
Indians in this section. They gathered
here In winter, because here the snow
first disappeared and afforded them grass
for their gaunt ponies, and In the spring
and summer they found line fishing at the
falls and at the mouth of Latah creeks,
which they called the Sin-too too-ooles.
The best thing about the American In
dian Is his language. It Is regular In its
construction, governed by well defined
laws, melodious mid capable of fine con
struction; not the coarse patois of Chi
nook, which was made to order for the
practical affairs of barter, but the original
languages, which have their poetic traces
upon our rivers and mountains, In spite of
the prosaic efforts of our pioneers to sub
stitute names that would often turn the
loftiest poetry Into broad humor.
"Their names are on our waters, we
cannot wash them out." Spokesman-Review.
Blue Jacket Will Resume Operations.
The longing for the resumption of op
erations ul the Blue Jacket mine will soon
be ended. General Manager French, of
the Blue Jacket company, who recently
returned from a trip to New York, has
gone to Helena, Montana, to transact
business In connection with the com
pany's interest in the Blue Jacket mine,
and soon after his return Mr. French will
start extensive work on the property,
which will mean employment for a large
number of miners and other laborers.
From all Indications work on this mine
will be prosecuted ton much greater ex
tent than ever before, 1 he company Is
preparing for a very active season. Lum
ber Is being received dally preparatory to
the enlargement of the boarding house,
and all other buildings are being put In
good order. Seven Devils Standard.
J. N. Hoffman, at the Mill street Ice
cream depot, manufactures all Kinds of
cream dally. Free delivery to residences
or hotels. Leave your orders.
Order you ice cream In pints, quarts 0
gallons at J, N. Hoffman's Mill street
place. Made dally. No delivery charges.
At the Club saloon, Dunpliy & Gert
ridge serve n line of goods equal to any
that money will buy.
Those who know the comforts of a good
hotel, always patronize The Capital; Mrs.
G. B. Tedrowe, proprietor.
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