m ft I me mini VOL. XXIV. LAKKVIKW, LAKK COUNTY, OIUCC;rON, THURSDAY, MAU. 12,1903. NO. 10. SURRENDER OF PIUTES. Uraphlc Description of the Sutxlu Injc of Piute Indians in l-ake County by General Crook. (I'auu l l.r I I'imTi nn Jul ti .) lU-f.itv General Crook's arrival lit t Mil Camp Warner and hlMMiilitMHUMMit removal of III" command Fort Warner In l.nke County, I In Flutes ami their allies, coiiHlsllngcif maraud ing bauds from different t lu-r trlln'M, liul Imm u 1'iirryliiK I IiIiik their own way throughout t lit Southeastern Oregon country. The commanding Ulcer wIhi had pit-ceded lilm was liraVc enough and kept IiIm turn nit flic alert, lull In1 W ill unfortunate In llliillliK I Ih Indians. Tlu'.V W ! gcli- rally lii Ui-ii up III m i ti it 1 1 innriiiullng -lllll'U, klll'W I III' II III II I IV Well, llllll iifii-r raiding n wl I lenient i r Immi grant llalll 1 - I across I lit desert like Arabs and lii'l In nihiii- kiiimII valley i it'll with uracH ami surrounded by i'o-k-rlll'fil moiintaluH that were illvldeil troiii the next rangi'by a Ide I'XpaiiM' of ilexert. When tired of their retreat tln-y would break fort h aualn and another Indian raid, leaving i' I line and death ill It trail, would In eporteil at military headipiarterM. I'he Holdlera would niHli out to the purHiilt, but the ImliaiiH had already nviirrally made their ew'iiMa even ! voml f'.mllng their trail. ciioi.k iNHi'iiiKii ioNrini:M i:. t ieiii-nil l 'rook's arrival at 1 Md ( amp Warner, fivnli from IiIm mu-eeHMful 1 ml Ian eampalliN In t he Middle Wi-hI , illlllieiliiilely IllHplli'd new confidence in the men at thai place. In fat t. lie liad been M-lit out from Fort Holse iiiimt'iiiately upon his arrival there with a miiiiII rompaiiy, which wum to escort It) i to his new comuiaiid at Fort Warner, and on his way he hail Hot liecu Idle. He had made a circuit from IiIh main coiithc more I lian nine i m I he way to attack In dians w ho had commit ted depretla lionslutliCHctllciucutH. The fact that with lil-t Kiuall command he had done more Indian fighting on his way from Itolse toOld Camp Warner than the large command stationed at (lie lat ter place had done In more than a year, led the men to Is-llcvc that there was now going to be something lin ing. Ills first act was to build a rock till across the lake, cross over and establish a wcll-equlp's'il fort at Fort Warner site, previously selected by the government. In the meantime la) kept small scouting parties out in every direction watching for the In dians and gathering information as to their strength, place of remleivous and hucIi other knowledge as he de emed valuable. Ills complete re organization of tht forces gave new life to the whole command. Till; I.VOIANH KKI.T IT. Kveu the Indians knew that a change had taken place in their en emy's camp. They lost their bragga docio spirit In a measure, anil their raids were less frequent and more guarded. They neemed to realize that the end was close nt hand. When Crook had completed his fort and the buildings about the place ho prepared for unceasing action. Jle had engaged the services of Indian scouts and these had not been idle. They Informed him of t he movements of the Indians, the numlicr and their many places of rendezvous. He sent out detachments of soldiers ami kept the various bands of InillaiM on the go. They were practically squads of J lirlgauds ami never strong enough give III'' soldiers it standing Unlit. Hut lYook's pursuit i.f I In-ill was un relenting. He would not give llicni linn' In rest or n-cujiemte nt any place. Assoonns they WOllId find what they dn incil a safe retreat his men were upon tlicm and they wen kept upon tin run. TIIKV HK. HU H Til MAKK A KTANH. Tin vurloiiM band of marauders Isgnu lo get together for mutual protection. Their provisions were running low, tlii-lr horse were Is-lng reduced to skeletons by constant rid ing f i ixl no fi-oil or n-st. They liml inn' resort which 1 1 io white iiii'ii had not yet discovered. This was a sc eluded valley where two river came together lii'iir I Ik foothill of Stein's .Mountain, far away from t lie wild lerx ami tin- fort, Here they had long ki-pt their wives ami children, while tlii'y raided t tit desert. Chased from oiii point to auotlii-r on the desert ly I ii ii ik " mi'ii, they lcgau to nalliir at tlil point. Ili'iv tlii'.v Is-gaii a ! rminrll of war ami decided lo make a final stand not where they were, however, hut at Hiuiii' nlliiT point on tin desert, while their wive ami children remained here in wiurlly. A iiuuils'r of t heir leaders were still on tin plaliiM, dodging the soldiers, anil It wax iIi-nIiIi'iI to wait until all were In Im'Ioiv tin place to make tin1 llnal Miami should In ilftrniiliu'il upon. I'lliniK I.IK'ATKH 1 lltM. ( rook'H h4'oiiim lH'atil tlit lmllaim in tln'lr rt'tri'at In tin NU'Iii'm Moun tain country. They iiiuuiHli.'itcly nia-li' I In' ri'poi t aiil Crook orilcii'il pri'parat Ioiih for t hi- man Ii. Ilclcil tin' roiuinaml in piTHon ainl marclii'il nllit it ii I ilay to t hi' ilai'. I'ortuni' fa'oti'i tlii- iroopN, too, ainl t hcfati'H Hii'inril to aaiiiHt tht' IniliaiiH. A In-avy hrail riw In tht- rivi-r foiu- pli'ti ly licinini'il in tlx ImliaiiH. ami upon the arrival of t ho hoIiIIci'm t ln-.v found tlicin at tliflr incrry. Crook liml Ihvii trying to Ri't thi'iu to ru nnn' hlri mi'ii In llRl't for a hui); time, hut thi'y had I'vadi'd him. Thi'lr mauiu'i' of at tmkliiK: Immigrant traltiH and HtnallHcttli'iiii'iitHaiul tlu-n hhlliiK thi'iiiNt'lvcH until they appear ed In Hoini' other depredation had a n e ifd him very inmh. Iiut he did not I owe IiIh Hplrlt of humanity. When he had Hiirroumled them ho that there wan no ehanee to ewaiH' he offered them terniHof Murremler. Hut the lndlanM prepared for battle and the great battle of lhimler and UIU en followed. It 1h well known how It terminated. It wan but little tdiort of a lumtHiiere. After the IikUiuih had been routed they plunged Into the Htream and many of them pertnued there. When the mnoko of the battle cleared uway only n few women and children were left, who were taken an captlven. Some of the warriors enoaped to the other Hide, but a majority of them had lout their liven. MIOUTH UK .NT OUT. I'pon Cook's return to Fort Warner ho Kent out hU moHt trusted hcouI to find the Heatterlng bands of In dlaiiH and Invite them to como in and surrender. An Indian half-breed finally located tlio bulk of the iv malnlng I'luteMnnd their allien and IiIh work that followed waa regarded as the m oh t daring and mont valuable of the time. It cloned the Piute War. lie located the band composed of the fragment of the varloim marauders of the denert. They had Just been routed at Dunder and llllxen, and many of .them had witnessed the slaughter. They knew that the lialf- r - U" mm, if 1 . GENERAL FRANCIS V. GREENE, NEW YORK'S NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER. f.cnernl Greene l a gruilunte of West Point ntitl lin seen aervlre on the western frontier. In Cuba ami in the Philippines. For gnllant and distill gtilHlicd wrvlce at Manila he was made brigndier gi-neraL He Is the author of several txjoks on uillltary ubje t. lirccd scout was against them at that place. They were sore' with grief and mad with revenge. Not withstanding this fact the scout rode Into their midst. He talked with them caiuly as he dclht$etl Cook's message, while they fairly Scowled ami made threatening gestures. His bravery probably saved his life and brought them to terms. He showed them the utter UKelessness of contend ing against the great white chief: they and their wives ami children and their horses were starving. Theiv was ample food at the fort for all. If they would come In ami sur render they would lie fed and clothed and taken care of by the great father, while If they refused they would le hunted ami killed like coyotes, should they escaic from starving until over taken by the soildiers. A liKKAT KKAHT. The scout returned to the fort ami reported that the Indians were com ing ami that they were starving. Ceneral Crook prepared to receive them. He had camp prepared for them some distance from t lie tort and several fat bullocks brought out for them, lKsldes sending out other pro visions from the fort. They fled across the old stone bridge at the lake, a haggard, dejected looking band of Indiana. The men were nearly all mounted w hile most of the women and children were on foot. Their clothing was ragged, their moccasins worn through and but few of the men remained armed. Their cheeks were hollow and their limbs were emaciated. When they formally made their sur render (icnernl Cook poluted to the bullocks and told them to help them selves. This was received with great Joy. They butchered the animals in their own w-ny and their hunger wan such that they did not wait altogeth er until the meat waa cooked, but ate It like animals while it wns still raw and the blood dripping from it. The general was alarmed for fear that they would kill themselves, but condoned the gluttons feast under the excuse that should they tile they would die happy. SUNT TO TI1K lllCHKUVATION. The Indians were kept there and fed until arrangements could be made for their transfer to the reservation. . . ' t- TIW ' . ' . 'i ' In a few days they ls-gan to ivcujier ate ami under thesupply of food from the government, such as they had never had is-fore, they thougt the "(ireat Chief was all right. . After their transfer to the reservation old Fort Warner was abandoned art n military pout and General Crook's work was finished In the field of Ore gon. He was sent to Vancouver, where he remained in charge for some time ami afterwards followed out the aHslgnments of war with an hon ored career. Indian raids ceased in that portion of Oregon and teace has since reigned throughout that portion of the In dian F.mpire. Where General Crook's men scouted and fought Indians are now proHjterous ranchers, and old Fort Warner Is itself one of the most prosjH'rous in the country. . Big Timber drab. Iast Monday !10,409 acres of tlm Imt land lying in lake, Klamath and Crook Counties was filed on by part ies who hold lieu land script. It is sahl that this script was issued some time ago by the Secretary of the In terior in lieu of forrest reserve laud InCalifornia; that this forrest reserve land has had all the timber cut from It, save one or two seed trees per acre, and the saplings. Now these !cople como to Oregon and gobble up the liest timber land to be found, will cut the timber from that, and then apply to the government for another exchange. Fine laws we have that will allow the lands di vested of its timber without remun eration, thus depriving honest cltl sens from filing on the land. There Is said to be hundreds of ieople awaiting for the snow to go off a little so they can file on the land that Is Included in the above scrip lands, and will be greatly disap pointed when they learn of this wholesale grab. Governor Chamlierlaln has ordered) a special election for Mouday, Junel, to select a Congressman to fill the va cancy made by the death of Thomas H. Tongue. The Sheriffs of the bcv eral counties will now notify the Judges of election to hold a special election. Printed notices for the same must be Issued. Nominations for Congressmen must be filed with the Secretary of State not less than 4." days prior to the electlou. mm 4WISD0M,, OF CO. COURT. Wealthy Taxpayer Saved 5o Cents At Cost of $5oo to Poor Scalp Gatherer In Lake County Tlie taxpayers of Lake County have not saved a single dollar "through the wisdom of the County Court in refusing to issue warrants" for scalps caught in the County "after the Stat refused to pay her part of the bounty," that some hard working citizen dM not wrongfully lose through that same "wisdom." The State of Oregon never "refused to pay her imrt of the lwunty." The Governor Is not the State, and those who "placed so much reliance in the Stat? were not deceived nc r wronged by the State. The feeling that "a great Injustice ha been done" U very strong, but docs not apply to the StPte. The State will do Justice when the nlistructionlst is removed. Hundreds of scalps taken in Luke County, which the law expressly provided should be accepted and paid for, were refused. through an imperial order of the Lake County Court, contrary to law, thereby entailing heavy losses upon poor persons, who had "placed re liance" in the County court to do Justice and oliey the law. This con fidence they found to be misplaced and have iuund, to their great sur prise that, in their immediate house hold, "things are not always what they seem, nor what they should lie." Can any virtuous citizen lie proud of money saved to the taxpayers of the County "through the wisdom of the County Court" that with holds from holiest men the legal wages of honest toils the iH'ople did. Trust the Leg islature to do justice by making ap propriation of money to pay that part of the scalp bounty, for which "the state was legally and morally liable," and their expectations were realized. The same statute by which the State became "loyally and morally liable," bound the Couuty, through Its proper officers, upon proper proofs, to accept and pay for every scalp presented, and the people with equal confidence, relied upon the Justice of the County Court, which forgot justice, and displayed only "wisdom." "Wisdom" thus saves a wealthy taxpayer fifty cents, which he was "legally and morally liable for," and loses a poor scalp catcher five hundred dollars, to which he was "legally and morally" entitled for work done. For a sav ing accomplished In this way, it is expected "tax-payers will generally feel thankful." There are people in Lake County, and tax-payers, who are not deceived by iujustice, mis called "wisdom," and who will not "feel thankful" that fifty cents nas been saved to them at cost of many i i.iu i,iii.irs to others, who lived a hard life, and did the public a real service, In earning the money unlawfully withheld from mem, iirHoii was not left in any Court to refuse payment In any other contingency than a ianure i make proper proof on presentation of the scalps. The County was as firmly ami legally bound to accept and pay for all scalps legally pre sented, as the State was 10 reuu the County, and both obliga tions even as emphetlc as the statute eonld make them. Tke State never sought to avoid its obligations, and will pay every dollar. Tne ouuiy did refuse to" pay, and uow, never will pay. The facts In this ease are too plain to lie put out of sight by "wisdom." M.