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DARLINGTON, INDIAN TERRITORY : JULY 12, 1386.
Oliver P. Morton, a well-known Carlisle
graduate, died lact weelo-in camp.
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Wo print an extra coition of this issue
of the Transporter, to accommodate
those wanting extra copies.
Auparly of farmers from the Chickasaw'
country passed through on Tuesday, en
route for "No Man's Land."
Jim Samson has harvested his oat crop
raised on Geo. Bent's farm, and is now
stuffing his livery stock In good shape.
Win. Ross, colored, is performing ser
vico on the Darlington and Cantonment
semi-weekly mail route as sub-contractor.
The first green apples of the season ap
peared from the Washita country last
Tuesday, selling Rt fifty cents per dozen.
Tuesday of last week was undoubtedly
tile most oppressive day of the season,
the thermometer registering 05' degrees
in the shade.
The Arapahoe school building, after
many years-' of-patient waiting, is being
treated to 'a new cdat 'of ;pa;nt. Its ap
pearance is much improved.
Master Henry Johnson, son of Mr. John
son, of Silver City, returned on the 3rd
from TdW York City, where he has been
in school for a few years. lie' Is a bright
The failure of the church choir is re
gretted by all church-goers of the Agency,
although there has been no services for a
few Sundays. However, the choir failed
J. S. Morrison's children, Ned and Miss
Nollie, are home from school to spend va
cation. Miss Nellie is visiting Miss
Hutch ins at AnndrtfVb. wbild-Nedis stopp
ing with Ins father.
Arthur Helllwell, In company with T.
II. llussell, of the Washita Cattle Co , was
here last week. Mr. H. is an Englishman
having been only two years upon thrs
side of the "briny deep."
The Darlington Hotel enjoyed an in
creased business the past week, a great
many cattlemen and- others from a dis
tance being in to celebrate. Mr; Murphy
cared for the boys in good sliape,
Those present from the Wichita .gency
at the Reno celebartiou were Agent Lee
Hall, his little daughter Jessie Hill, Mr.
Morrill, Hf. Ilornback, Fred Schlegel,
and others whose names the reporter
failed to catch.
The hay orbp is very, very short this
year, and the party taking the military
contract for lcs"s than $12 per ton will lose
big money. Tile April and May drouth
played havoc With the prospects of the
Druuim and Snider bought 2,000 head
of four-year-old steers this week, of
Major John D. Miles. Williamson, Blair
& Co. wintered the cattle. They come
out of the Sbanghi M brand, and are good
cuttle. Caldwell- Journal.
Aparty of twelve of them arrived' last
week live Oheyennes and six Arapahoes.
Each of the boys learned 'a trade while at
Carlisle. Following is the list.
Richard Iavts - - - - Printer
William Fletcher - - Harness-maker
Carl Matches - - Shoemaker
Myra Cedar Grove. t
Arnold Wool worth
Sarah Sitting Bull
Jessie Spreads Hands
Lydia Big No3e.
Ilortio Stevens, a Wichita boy, came
with the party to this Agency, when Capt.
Lee furnished him transportation to pass
on home. The two printer boys, Henry
North and Riichard Davis, have been
seven years at Carlisle, while the rest
spent live years in school. Some of the
latter expect to return when school opens
September 1st. All the children speak
in favorable terms of the Carlisle school
and of Captl TVatt.
Forty-five Indian children graduated
from the Carlisle school with the c!6se of
last term Cheycn nes, Arapahoes, Slouxs,
Wichitas, Ottawas. Creeks, Pueblos and
Oncidas. The children were returned to
their respective reservations in different
parts of the United btates. Only three
of the aboveibes belong in this Ter
ritory, four'inlAiMzona and New Mexico;
the latter, the Oneida, in Wiseousin.
Mr?. R. P. Cnllins, of the Cheyenne
school, has gono on a vacation to her
home at Co'lina, Ohio. Mr. Collins took
her to railroad station by private convey
ance. Mrs. Iloag, Mrs. York and Mr.
and Mrs. Do Mont arc loft at the school.
Jjleut. Henry Wygant, 2-ith infantry,
has been detailed as instructor of
iniJUary soioncc and tactics to Bingham
School, North Carolina. JL'hV good
Lieutenant had been a number of years'
at Ro'rio, uud Ills transfer is regretted by a
large ciicle of friends.
Seven thousand head of beef cattle
were delivered to Indian beef contractor
W-II. Hopkins brings in the following
report: About ten days sinco Sam Skel
ton was walking down lied Bluff, in the
naton, when he discovered two Comanche
Indians, who motioned him to stop. They
were about 75 yards from him when he
first saw them. They had with them two
white men, tied on a pony, with their
hands tied behind them. One of the In
dians was riding and leading the pony
carrying the white men, and the other
walked behind and carried a Winchester.
Skelton asked the Indians who the men
were, and they said they did not know.
He asked what they were going to do
with them and they said they had caught
them with a bunch of their ponies, and
they 'were going to stop their stealing
ponies. They asked him if he knew the
men and he suid'rio. They said 4good,"and
told him to go along. They had a bunch
of ponies with them. It is believed that
the Indians killed the men.
The above is from the Mobcetie Pan
handle of the 2."th ult., touching a subject
of which we know nothing. We have
made injulry, however, and are inclined
to believe that the statement is a mistake,
or something worse.
II. A. Todd, superintedent of a dozen
or more of the Williamson mail 10ur.es, is
in the city for the purpose of taking
charge of the equipments of the Hutchin
son Medicine Lodge line. The court net
has expired and Mi. Todd will take the
stook, tages, etc., to othor parts. Mr. W.
B. Nicholson takes charge of the line to
day and, of course, puts on his own stock.
Mr. Todd's visit recalls many pleasant
and some not so pleasant events in the
years when we conducted the Cjieyknni:,
Indian Territory Transi'Oktkr. The
stage was our only menus of travel, and
many an hour have put in between Cald
well and f'hcyiMinu on the line managed
.by Mr. Todd. We have never met a man
who understood that business better or
who made stage riding more pleasant for
Will bo paid for a yellow Irish
nounu, ui'ick mown, nose, ears, etc.; a
very noticeable dog; strayed from Fort
lieno, April 2t. Any information will
be paid for by A. C. Maricley, Foit &ill,
Johnny and Eddie Murphy, the lively
little sons of our hotel man, are the proud
recipients of a present from Win. Coffee of
a pony. The little boys are happy over
Mr. Coffee's generous gift.
The viliage was flooded with cowboys
on the 3rd, coming from different ranges
to attend the final round-up of the Agency
herd. They had just finished work on
Munford Johnson's range. Their pre
sence in large numbers reminded one of
uibi wuuk ul Liutt piueu, 10 po put, in pn
the contract the ensuing 'yea;. ''They
wore brought up from .southern 'Texas'
by Shanghl Pierce. Jot Guhtei ha?, the'
sontraet for both this and the Wichita
Agency at $2.75 at the forme4 and
"3.6 nl flit latlur ! viiqr3 trjj
Tiios. W. Potter, for two years a teach
er in the Agency schools, has accepted a
position as a teacher in the Iviowa school
at Anadarko.. Mr. Potter is an energetic
worker, and Agent Hall is fortunate in se
curing his services. He wont down on
Friday to assume his labors.
The Reno beef contractors for this year
commenced putting in beef on the first.
Baird and Smith have the contract at $(5.23
per cwt., and Wm. Frass, the dairyman,
is managing it. They also supply the
Darlington Hotel with beef, delivering
one-quarter of an animal each day.
O. C. 11. Randall is the name of the new
mail contractor for the Darlington and
Silver City route. Capt. II. M. Muidt,'
from Arkansas City, began service on the
first as sub. An veflurtis being made to
have the line exteuMcd on though the
Chickasaw nation to Johnsonvilie, a dis
tance further of 90 miles.
Tlio old quartermaster's comnUssary,a
Reno has succumbed to the march of iui
provement and retired in favor Of eon!
pany barracks. The Q. St. D'epartuioni;
is now located in a largo new brick, btillfc
for the purpose.
The annual roundup of cattle in tliia
part of the country was completed hist
week in the government pasture. The"
boys have had a long and tedious siegovpl'
work, yet the dry weather has bceii favor
able for such work. Rangcmen like ver
little water iu theirs, swimming of every
stream they come to is not at all pleasant
All strays have been taken to their r
spective raugos, where the, stock cattl'J
will be close herded, and soon the bcov?
will be taken off to maiket.
Mr. A. M. Walker, having finished the
Indian beef contract with the close of
June, removed the contractor's cattle to
the Cherokee strip last week. He had
only a few hundred beeves left, which he
will pasture for a short time to await
better condition of the market before
Dr. A. A. Whiting lias embarked iu busi
ness at Kansas City, and, with his interest
ing lady, is making that placo ills home.
The Doctor is the gentleman who has go
successfully superintended the Chcyciuie
school for the past; two years.' The
Transporter goe3 to him to keep him
posted on Territory matters.
Two large herds of cattle belonging to
the cam pany known as the "Texas Statd
Capitol Syndicate" were brought up thd
trail last week. They were being takotl
to the syndicate's range in the Panhandle1
west of here, and the men having them iri
charge attempted to drive across thic
reservation, when they were prevented
from so doing by capt. Lee. They were,
given a lino of travel west up the Cimar
ron. The cattle will be turned loose up
on tho land bought of Texas by the syndi
cate, were ranches have been built and ala
preparations made for their reception
Sunday, the Fourth, was a big day foi'
the Agency and Post people, almost
evory-one turning out to see tliecheyenno'
medicine dance. .Every available hoTfib
and vehicle wore in use, and the proceed
sion of ambulances, buggies and horse
men, leading east from the Agency waG
an immense one for a country so thinly
populated by whites. We suppose how
ever, that everyone had seen the dunce be
fore, and went again merely out of curi
osity or foroe of habit, Those nunuul
medicines are when going on iha
center of attraction for both Indian and
Jay Willis, formerly with the old trad
ing firm of Reynolds, Doty & Ilubbell
at this place, has become proprietor of
the Southwestern Hotel, at Cadwell. The
Southwestern is a lino large house, and
we wish "Jolly Jay' success in ins new
that Jay would make a tip-top
away chief' his shape just fits.
Ed. Fenlon, a brother of Thomas
TTGiiIon. of . Leavenworth, is niukin?
i Arkansas City his. homo. , Mr. F.qnlon
will be. associated, with Yiiuam Decker.,
the Ju'dinn trailer. Arkansas City lltf-
l.pubUQaiu. . i t . , .,
I TheK-r. Decker above" referred ,'ta' is
jiur. jv., lurmariy 01 ins piuce ami 1 up
Mijwiti.! .fll, i,Crr M;,,. .-41,11.
A team belonging to Mr. O. G. Brown,
of the Post, broke loose fiom the hotel
fence one eveninir last week, dashincr
away at a Maud S.gait. The team stopp
ed near the river, when the buggy was
found to be pretty badly damaged by
beinjr turned over and draged by the
infurated team. Indulgence in Fourth of
July sport was the cause of the runaway.
Our Agent, Capt. Lee, estimates tlilit
ten thousand bushels will be the corn
corp grown on this reservation this sea
son by Indians, entirely on newly broken
ground. Ed. Guerrior und others have
old established places, which, of course,
will produce a much larger yield to the
aqrc than sod ground. Tho corn is now
in full silk'and tasel, .and a largo crop is
now an assured
Having, concluded the year with the
close of June, all is now quiet about the
school buildings. The vvork of each
school during the. past year is marked,
evidences of the worjc' of teachers and
scholars boInffV.eryvJUoro .visible. Tho
schools wLi're-oppn Cet'.' J with as much
earnestness and . dercrmination as any
Dvevibus year. Tlio employees have scat-
r tered 'for a short vacation, and wo wish
11 iv 'u oj 1 hie linw.
The Greer county boundary commis
sion, which comprises four officers of the
United Ctates army and four citizens of
Texas, convened in secret session at Fort
Worth on the 15th inst. Tlio question
under consideration by this commjssion
is a very important one to the people of
Texas, since it involves the ownership of
a snug back yard some 1,G2'8,000 acres in
area perhaps it's for this reason that the
sessions of the commission are so secretly
conducted. Each member ccms bound
by a Knight of Labor oath to divulge
nothing,' yet wo are able to make the
positive announcement that the commis
sion has practically and in fact ovciv
whelniingly decided that Greer county,
does not belong to die state of Texas, but."
that it ia part and parcel of the lands bcj
longing to the government. It is learned
sub rota, that the commission was nearly,
if not quite unanimous in this conclusion.,'
but that no official announcement can bq
made until tho report of tho chairman of
the federal brunch of the commission has,,
been submitted to the secretary of war
and byhim ;ipprQy.etlj Greer county lias
for years been by many Texans consider
ed part and parcel of the Lone Star state
but a well-informed member of the
commission is authority for the statement;
that their never was the smallest grounds
for this presumption on the part of Texas..
Tho ancent maps exhibited by the rcpret
seutu Lives of the war department proved
conclusively to the most skeptical members,
of tho commission thu the disputed
territory belonged , to the United States.
One thing is portyln, tjic state of Texas,
made a bi iiiistal;.o when it presumed to.
give pu tents for lands it never had the,
shadow of a legal claim to. Something
over half a million acres of fine gracing
lands iu Greer county are now located
upon by veteran land certificates issued
by the stato of Texas. The finding of
the boundary commission n dhfles these
pre-emptions and the parties who own
these certificates will be compelled (o
raise them (If they lmvo not done so al
ready) and float them on the general
market. The prospects are I hat veteran'
land certificates can ho ion"iil prKK
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