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DAHLINGTON, J. T., DEC. 24, 1880.
W. NHubbell dfr Go's Supply Store.
$. g. (Hubbdl & (0r
A BRAND NEW STOCK OF
DEY GOODS J 7
Fort Elliott, Texas.
This hnu' Is drat cIuhs In ever particular.
Trnvelern wilUlntl tliu beat nccommndntions
nt thin house. II. Huaolby, Proprietor.
Table always provMcrt with the very boat
the mark t ullorilH. Corral and atnhle attach.
'l. Special nflrntlon ulven to the wants of
H'tMUJitot'H, tnivemr anil transient jeneraiiy.
jlIicuiug jxLcDadu, Propiuotor. ".
H'ats& Caps, Boots & Shoes, Etc.
Also a Fresh Stock ok
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF
POWDER FACE, PRINCI
PAL CHIEF OF THE
The Largest and Best Stock in
the City. Call and Examine Goods
Corner Main & Sixth Streets, Opposite
the Lel&nd Hotel.
he Mail $oute
BETWEEN DARLINGTON AM J
Fort Reno, I.
Fort Eliott, Texas.
Is noAV provided with buekboards.
and will carry passengers at tho fol
lowing rates : Darlington to Ft. El
liott, $8.00; Darlington to AITie, $7.
Express, from Darlington to Ft. El
liott, $3.00 per hundred and to oth
er points in proportion.
This roufe connects at D.irling
ton with stages going South to tho
Wichita Agency, Fort Kill, Caddo,
connecting with the M., K& T. to
Denison, Sherman and (la I vest on,
Texas; East, Aith Vanitn, Indian
Territory, mid tl 2M K. T. to
St. Louis; North, with Caldwell,
Hunnowrll, Wellington, Winfiuhl
and Wichita, Kans.
Connects at Fort Eliot t with sta
ges going South to Fort Pascoiu
and Fort Grilfin, Texas, Las Vegas,
and all towns Southwest; North, to
Fort Dodge. Kans., and all points
West and Northwest.
Leave Darlington going Wo',
Mondays, Thursdays and Satu -days
Leave Fori Eliot t go;ng Fas',
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
W. IT. Doty, - Darlington.
N. W. Evans & Co., Foirr Rkxo.
BEN.WlLI.IAMa, - Aitie, Ticx.
CbtollONTGOWElW, MOBEJiTIB. TttX.
The noted chief, Powder Face, in
compliance with the request of Mr.
J. 1L Soger, gave the following in
teresting facts concerning his life
if and ird ventures. Bearing in mind
that Powder Face s maw one of the
most progressive of his people, the
radical change in his mode of life
and thought is very gratifying, and
his life is, of itself, a powerful refu
tation of the theory that the Indians
cannot be civilized :
Whcni I was ten years old, the
Arapalioes were governed by foua:
old chiefs, viz., Little Haven, Yellow
Bear, Big Mouth and Powder Face,
my father. Little Raven is the only,
survivor of the four. These chiefs
were looked upon by the young men
a? patterns and their advice was
g norally heeded. These old chiefs
.o mc it was good to fight awl that
tho number of svulps I took would
dt Ur,;.''oc whether I was to be a
Lief or not.. Tun I was seventeen
yeni old, my father gave rne his
shield and pent me on a raid against
the Pawnees. Although young, I
was a good horseman and when I
returned I brought six Pawnee
scalps, which I gave to my father.
Then tnc old chiefs gave me thirty
young warriors to be chief over. The
Arapahocs were at war with the
Pawnees, Osages, Orhahas, Caws,
Khkapoos, Wichita?, Caddos, Utes.
and Navajoes. The Arapahoes were
living on the Arkansas, where there
was plenty of buffalo, deer and an
telope. We had plenty to eat and
were happy until the white men to
ga n to travel through our country.
The old chiefs said it was good to
make war on them, and as I had
never heard of Jesus and did not
know anything about the govern
ment or Washington, I obeyed their
oi eh rs, and went against the Whites.
The fir.-1 y. ar I killed and scalped
five w bite mi i ; then we did not fight
for one year. Then we fought them
again, and in that war I took six
scalps. In all my encounters with
the white men, I have had fifty-five
hors b sl.o! from under me and have
been wounded four times. One of
my wounds came near being fatal.
After our last fight with the white
men, we moved to Camp Supply and
there met Agent Darlington, who
had come to be our Agent; and we
mot another man from Washington,
I think it was the Commissioner. 1
then went to Lawrence, Kansas, and
met the Superintendent of Indian
affairs. On that trip I saw more
white men than I had seen in all mv
life before, and I began to think it
were better to live in peace with
them. I went with six other chiefs
to Washington and saw the white
men all at work, and their children
in school. I saw the white man's
way was the host and resolve 1 to
take it up and have my young war
riors plant corn, and put the ehil
dren in school. Since then L have
been trying to do like the n bite men.
I have 107 cattle, and when I am
xiear the Agency i go to Sunday
school and hear about Jesus, and
see the children taught from the Bi
ble, which is good. I am living now
on the main Canadian thirteen
miles from the Agency, and if 1 can
get a light wagon or buggy, I will
try and come to Sunday school every
i Sunday. I think that if the olvijfs
worold all wear white men's clothing,
in a short time the young men would
all follow their example.
ITIJB OKLAHOMA CRAZE.
Our readers have no doubt expect
ed us to say something against tho in
vasion ostensibly led by Payne. We
have endeavored to give facts only,
,onccming the movements of the
: perpetrators of the outrage; and it
is our intention to speak of but a
single feature now. There are many
reasons why it would he useless for
us to discuss the matter. What we
might say would not effect the ac
tion of the Government in the least,
the boomers are not supposed to lis
ten to reason, sense, law, or their own
interests, and we have no object in
urging our fellow men to treason.
We have, as have mo.tof tho papers
of Southern Kansas, kept silent be
cause we thought the character of
Payne was so well known that no
largo number of men would be made
fools of by his brag and bluster.
But in this it seems we have been
mistaken. From press dispatches
we learn that lie has inveigled into
his coils a largo number of bar room
loafers and hundreds of grangers
from the (Iron thy portions of Kan
sas, who spent their last two dollars
for a membership in the colony. A
motley crow to be sure, but they are
human beings and not Indian, and
even Paync,s parrot must admit, are
worthy of some sympathy. Even
allowing that these poor men could
effect a lodgement without interfer
ence from Government or Indians,
what hope v there that the will be
able to support themselves? Tho
Oklahoma land is of the same char
acter as that of western Kansas, and
it is safe to say is no better. If then,
these men fail in Kansas, what ho; e
have they ef succeeding in Oklaho
ma, where the same conditions con
trol? They start to Oklahoma at
the beginning of winter with provis
ions scarcely sufficient for a month's
subsistence and must build, fence1
and fix up for living, and cannot re
alize money for their labor, even by
the most flattering calculation, untiL
they have made a crop. Should their
first crop fail, which it is likely to do,
their condition would be more des
titute than it now is, Payne's object
would be accomplished and the set
ilcrs might go to the devil. No doubt
this will cause Payne's cohorts to
toll ten thoutand lies, but they arc
used to that and their reputation will
not sutler. As for oursolf we know
what wo are saying is true, and wo
are sorry to see poor men led into
such a trap by a set of two dollar-ahead
speculators. Wo have no in
terest in the matter except to advo
cate what wo know to bo right. Wo
would not go to Oklahoma against
our convictions of right and the pro-
lost of our Government, and if it
were thrown open we would no more
fettle IhcfO than -Pavwo would.
THE MEDICINE LODGE CRES
SET TA LKS.
Having lately passed through a
portion of the Oklahoma country,
we feel better prepared to speak ad-'
visodly on tin; subject than we oth
erwise would be. What inducements
the Oklahama country ofj'eis that
fouth-woMcin Kansas does not offer,
except that is forbidden country, wo
cannot, imagine. The soil, speaking
generally, is ceilainly no better.'
During the past season, it suffered
from drouth just as western Kansas
.lid, and, in our opinion, will always
be subject to the same drawbacks.
Even if the Government docs not in
'erfero, a failure of rrops ancfhr
vcar is likely to caive just such a
1 egira from Oklahoma as has nearly
depopulated a good share of west
ern Kansas within the past twelvo
The moral of this is ; if yon aro
going to Oklahoma, don't go, as bv
joing you may render yourselves h
abloto a fine of one thousand dol
lars,' which is, perhaps, more pocket
change thin the most of you arc in
the habit of carrying, and even if
yon escape the Cino, you will 6tanel
twoohanccs of failure to one of
The Secretary of the Interior is
sued an order a short timo ago pro
viding for the education of an addi
tional fifty Indian pupils to be edu
cated at tho Hampton, .Virginia,
school and an additional one hun
dred to be educated at the Industrial
School at Forest Grove, Oregon.-