n purposes of a good agent.
Another son of Dr. Eells, Rev. Myron Eells, was appointed as a missionary at the S'kokomish Agency by the American Board, and when the transfer of missions was made he was continued at the post under the American Missionary Association--a position that he still holds. The subjoined sketch from his pen shows that in point of honesty, in some respects, at least, the Indians surpass their white neighbors.
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HONORABLE RECORD FOR INDIANS.
BY REV. MYRON EELLS, S'KOKOMISH AGENCY, WASHINGTON.
During the late financial stringency the principal business man near this reservation failed, and put his property into the hands of a receiver. The S'kokomish Indians owed him about three thousand dollars, and the whites owed him over twenty thousand. The first business of the receiver was to try to collect these debts. After he had made considerable effort in this direction he said to me substantially as follows: "These Indians have made more honest efforts