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The Black Hills

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Parent Issue
Day
10
Month
September
Year
1875
Copyright
Public Domain
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[OheyenneCorreHponilenceof the Chicago 'liluuííe.] The Sioux Indian Commission arrived hore, and will leave by special conveynticc Ie m.nti' fb-,led öjond Ageiiey, where the council wiii be 8m ?.'"' tfie dusky dead-beafcs now fatteniiig iipon the bounty of the goveniment. There will be nearly 25,000 of. them present Ín cet-soht all of -ivitoti Tvijl he fed to g;orge duriug the pendency of toe uegi.iiiitibiiRi The work of the Commission promises to be far more difficult than was first Rupposed, from scverid reasons. The Indinn ring has been discovered figuring bxtétóiW i'l Ufe 1nhH,.r nitlOlJ tllfe, tt) diaiis, aiiü tllc object is very plaiii. The first reports fïom the Iudians were to the effect that but tt small price would be Ëékbd Ut tísa öedfaiR of the Blick Hills and Sig Horn country, but tnat tune has been changed since the agents and nnderstrappers of the ring have gone through tlie tribes. Now, not leas than neven millions will be asked as a bonus, and to which an attempt will be made to ftUd the aaoifíoñal íflx Of il full siiit of clbihing fdr each Siovix- máh, woman and child- yearly; ilnd sustenance for Hie etóei fMr tUe ffeñó'á Nf íífty tCarf. This is certainly " cheeky,1' even for the Iudian Bing; but will make its demand through the ones from whom it I steals and fattens with a vigor that ís appaJling to honest men and taxpayers IhreiUfheut tfae ounfcry! Notwithstand[ iiig tliat cëriain gFeát ëfioïta iiaVe been made to pnt an end to the -wrong-döing that has been going on at the various i poste, the same oíd werk of "addition, división, and silence" moves right along as of yore, and pockets that once were as lean as the fabled kine now puff out j Avitb the fatness of wealth, stolen in the i procesa öf llutfiftiiizing mul eivilizilig the Indiaiij whose untutöïed mind tokes only kindly tothat wliiöh is closely aküi tq Hie dPvilish; The ring-paid j bíei's anti prtpefs Will slosh on (lie itsual amount of whitewaöh, but facts that I j have gathered on this matter will make I some good people rub the dust of bh'nd faith from their ej'es, and quietly use expressive adjectives. What Í hate abore giren is the news that comeo to me direct fl'Oin eleveral agencies, and the thundering professions of reform of these abuses are considered by all not in the employ of the powerful ring as entirely "too thin " to be preahed. The object, then, that the ring has in prevailing npon the redskins to llolrt out for nn enormous price is apparent. 'Jlie more finttitities nud Roods giüted that it handles, the better for it; and the Jonger the time agreedt.i, just so much longer can the stealing silently proceed. To aid in this matter, every " Indiaü " man is lieard eonstantly prating about the untold richness of tfte mines - duplicating the reporta of Prof. Jenney three or four fold - all this to get up a breeze near the Oommission that simll have ite proper influence, and that in favor of a fat and fiowing stream of rlch annnities. A treaty of the kind above named would foot up euormously, estimated at present rates, and in the aggregate be not leas than oue hundred and ten millions ! No wonder that abont all the interpreters of the Sioux find it convenient just now to go up to the Agency, ostensibly to see the grand pow-wow, but known in privtvte as workers among the easily prejudiced scalp-lifters for the Big Bonanza treaty. How well the effort will succeed remains to be seen; bnt I am of the opinión that the trouble with the hungry connorants will be serions. They will strike a snag in the Cominission of Buoh dimensions that will either cause the adoption of a treaty fair alike for the people and the paupers, or defeat any negotiations of the character named as particularly settled by the ring, and, perliaps, by the obstinaoy of the Indiaus, a failuro entirely. There is danger of a failure in making a treaty, and, should that happen, troublesome times will be upon the country uorth of this. With many among the tribes circulating all kinds of fabulous stories concerning the gold in the Hilis, and the elevation of the ideas of the Indian to ï-ing-mark, a disappoiutrnent would leaito fighting. Gen. Orook is of the opinión that the Sioux desire just that sort of a performance ; and, furthermore, that a good, sound drubbing is the only thing that will make the iiisolent fellows keep their proper station. In the spring not less thiin 30,000 minera will go into the Hills, whether a treaty is made or not, and the efforts of the handful of troops now scatterod through that section would prove entirely abortive in keeping them out. Then it would be " nip and tuck" between the miners and the savages, and the miners wotdd hold their own, and the Hills too. Fast llorses. But two horses have made any considerable reputation this year on the turf - Grinstead and Rutherford. Grinstead is the property of Puryear, a South Carolinian, residing in New York. In the great race with Rutherford, Wild Idle, Sprinkbok and Preakness, resulting in a dead heat between the last two, Grinstead was but a trifle behind them. Ten thousaud dollars have been ofl'ered and refused for liim. Rutherford is the brother of Fellowcraft, the great fourmile racer of last year. As frequontly happens among gamblers and horses, Rutherford has been twice sold during the Saratoga meeting, tirst for $7,500, and next for $10,000 ; he will go to California with ápringbok to compete for the $30,000 purse. Springbok was sold by old McDaniel for $15,000 to his partner Barnard ; this is a price seldom recived for a horse. Belrnont gave $20,000 for Kentucky, and the great Lexington was first purchased for $2, 500, next one-half was sold for $3,500, and the racer was finally bought by Alexander for $15,000. It is b'ilieved that Springbok, when retired from the turf, will bccome the greatest nativo sire ! of this racing period ; his size, speed and pedigree are all first-class. He is an Australian colt out of a Lexington dam, with Cileucoe blood in bim, and Henry Clay was the owner of his parent som j gcnerations back. The amount of money i made by horsemen this season has been ! very unequal. McDaniel has had poor luck ; aud his supporters, aceustomed to back his horses heavily, are much disheartened. McGrath lost tere much of I his winnings at Jerome Park and Long Branch. Sauford has had fair luck. He sold his hor se Brigand, vlu'ch had nuIK'7-Ii parta, but no confídence in himself, and the next buyW iilled the horso with whisky" by whioli ho. got dnink and run : away trom the wholo stalili' ui Iwo succeaaiye daye, winning flve tkaea liis Talue. Meanwhüe, ncw adventurera nu the turf, like Lorillard, have won mously, anti Belmont won tliree races in a finóle 'Vy The cftaïp followejn, whose name la leffioii, Hato lost nlmost evevything, white the book-lliakei's and poolsellerw have had irnmem! proüts. About one hruidro'd thousand dollars are laid out in Frencli pooi ti-k'ta on each day's races. Yon ritidorstanci ttóA nystem t! betling ; the horses ftre bought uuiformily at $3 spiooe, tbfcigh there are also $25 tickets. Holdêtg of tickets on the -winner divide tlie gross sutii, loss fil'e p pent. ; whiöli . the gambling association tukes ; tlils i'v'" per cent. naakesw $5,000, and twelve day's nicliiff will net Morrissey, Reetl and Spencer $60,000. Their percentage on the" iield pools, wiiicli ifo piM t auction, probably amounts to as uiucli. ïllcn Moi-rissey, asa" bookmaker," will probably clear $50,000. A book-maker is one who inditidnally bets certain odds that no hdtte -wiU wiüi Frobably one million of dollars is invested olí tile Mfli'atog.a races by wagerers of all classes, and this businesH is rapidly wöïking out the old srstem rif gwmbling at faro and roulette,

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