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easyenne ana Aiapaiioa Agency, darlihotoh, ind, tee.
JULY 12, 1 886.
MAFFET & MERRITT, Publishers.
Extra copies of this Is&uo can be se
cured at this ofilco.
A Waste of Time.
Jlie supremo court of the District ot
Columbia hnts juat rendered the decision
that tho Cherokee Indians are a foreign
nation, consequently an offense against
them is not a violation of the laws of the
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At Iflw JCIown an effort is being made
to hnvon mail line established from that
place to Fort Supply, thence to Mobeetie,
In tho Panhandle. KIowa being much
nearer to those points than Dodge, tho
plan Is very feasible, and it should be
put into execution. The military at Sup
ply and citizens in tho Panhandle favor
f Wo have received on exchange the
"Pioneer," a new puper latelv born at
Tuscosn, west of here in the Panhandle
country. 1c is a large, neatly printed
paper, n typo of frontier enterprise, and
gives promise of a prosperous life. In
its lust issue we notice an advertisement
ofTlios. Lemons and Tho'?. Dove, two
former "Washita boys, who have gone in
to business in that plains country.
II. M. Maidt, the Silver cHy mail mnn,
who comes from Arkansas city, informs
us that the Santa Pe extension south from
that point is being pushed right through
the Tei ritory, and that by the flrt of
next January It will have been completed
to a point forty miles east of here. The
surveyors running the preliminary line
were here last week after supplies and
worked on south. Wo are told that the
preliminary runs only 25 miles east of
here, yet we have r.o good authority for
thitf. is near a we can learn, however,
the road will most likely be built on the
line between the Iowa Indian reserve and
the Oklahoma country south to Gaines
ville, the Santa Fo thus connecting its
recently purchased system of .roads in
Texas with those in Kansas.
O. .7. Woodard, Et-q.. who was Chiof
clerk at this Agency during Agent Miles
administration, and who has held tho
position of clerk at Ilaskcll Institute for
the past two years, left tho Indian service
with tho bpsrinniug of July. In a letter
to the TrtANsrouTKK under date of the
3l)th ult., Mr. Woodard saj's: "1 give up
my position this evening to an Ohio
gentleman, who has been appointed in
my stead by the Indian office. So to-day
doses a ten years' continuous service as
elork in the Indian Department." lie
further states that on July 18 lie will leave
Lawrence for Las Vegas, N. M to enter
a new fieldjust what, he did not say.
?fc closes his letter by wishing to be
kindly remembered to all his old time
friends in the Territory. Mr. Woodard
has many warm friends here, and the
wish is general that good-fortune and
happiness bolus lotlorever.
Tho Eagle says tho Oklahoma question
is being strongly agitated again at
Wichita, and that a boomlet of large por
portioiiG is going to be stirred up soon
in the matter; that the boomers are quiet
ly but strongly organizing preparatory
to entering the Territory in defiance of
the law, military, etc. A wise corres
pondent at Kingman answers the Eagle's
article on the subject in tho following
"We see in yours of today the contem
plated raid by boomers to the Oklahoma,
now, I will write you of Major Sumner,
commander of Ft. .lleno, and also in
charge of Oklahoma. Major Sumner is a
son of old Colonel Sumner, of war fame,
and is considered a "holy terror." In
that lower country he is learcd by all a
like, Indians and whites, soldiers and
citizens, and he means to keep cattlemen
and boomers out and he-knows just how
to do It. Ills plan for keeping them out
is very practical.
If the people want to invade Oklahoma
they had better leave their faurKes of
women and children at home, ., they
will surely meet with hardships."
The writer evidently has had some ex
perience in the business, and, knowing
whereof he speaks, his advice to ' the
boomers is very good. It is a waste of
time on the part of the boomers to at
tempt to force settlement upon the Okla
homa lauds. There lias been a standing
older ivcui'd by the Department for the
military to keep.th.it country cleared of
cattlemen and settlers, and, to be sure,
Col. Sumner Is not asleep. Fort lleno
'now has a standing garrison of seven
companies, and the sacred lands arc biug
constantly scoured in search of intruders.
The Chilocco School.
Bp to this year it has been from timo
immemorial, thcciutom of the Indians to
have an organized band of brave bucks
called "dog-soldiers.1' It was the duty of
the "dog-soldrors" just before the timo of
holding the spring medicine dance to arm
thoinselves and go about through the dif
ferent encampments ordering all Indians
to movo to a certain point totiko part in
tho dance. If any Indian refused to at
tend, his tout would bo torn down his
chickens and dogs killed and other prop
erty destroyed, and in most instances
compulsory attendance at medicine en
forced. Tho past year has witnessed a
reformation in tho character of tho
tribal customs of tho Chcyonnes and
iSiapahocs, tho dog-soldier element hav
ing boon broken up by their Agent, Cupt.
Jf. 1. Loo. Tills Is very noticeable from
the fact thai tho lata Olioyenno me Heine
wus tho first one over given that the dog
Bo)diers vvero not mound boforo hand
tearing up houses and shooting stock and
compelling every Indian to movo to tho
medicine camp. They had a wonderful
Injluonce over tho tribe, and now that
dipt. Lcc has boon tho means of break
ing up tho demenU vo null It mi pvirnnnli-
Tho Arkansas City Traveler of the 7th
gives a complete piogramme of the clos
ing exercises of the above Indian school,
and then adds :
Tho entertainment given at the Chiloc
co Indian School last Wednesday was
well attended, and the performance of the
young folks was really creditable. The
school exercises lasted one and one-half
hours, being musical, oratorical, dramatic
and spectacular. The programme was
well selected, and the juvenile performers
entered warmly into the spirit of the
thing. The trouble encountered in the
endeavor to civilize the red man, and in
fuse liis mind with the progiessof the age,
is tho phlegmatism that marks the race;
an indifferent ism that cannot be thawed
into sympathy, and which speaks him
Kemoto, uiifrlcmlod, melancholy, slow,
in the midht oi the stirring event thatub-
-sorb our entire population. But it has
been shown, and this school entertain
ment affords another instance of the fact,
that when the Indian is caught young and
subjected to the inilueuces that mould
character and bring out tho man, he also
cm develop feeling, and be brought to
take an interest in the endless variety of
affairs that compose our daily life."
And you are wrongly impressed, Bro.
Traveler, if you labor under tho idea that
the average adult Indian, when proper in
Alienees are brought to bear upon him,
is not capable of j lining the youth in their
Wild I'rvllM.rl... K(Mint.,l .,.,,!,... ,!.... r
the 5th, appears in the Wichita Daily
Eaglo of the Oth:
The Cheyenne Indians commenced their
annual "medicine dance" on Suudny.
Tho entire tirbo U concentrated at a point
four miles east of tire ngeii'v, and while
the white people aie lo-d iy celebrating
the glorious Fourth at Fort Reno, our
natives too, are observing the national
day by practicing. their old superstitious
custom. They usually hold their spring
medicine dance earlier than this date, but
this year they were Induced by their
agent Captain Lee, to defer it until they
had completed cultivating their crops.
Tho dance is held in a large lodge of a
circular form, made of poles, and capable
of holding several hundred people. The
sldos are made of duck, and the top is
partly covered with boughs of trees. The
dance will last probably four days, and
it is wonderful to seo what torture the
dancers onduro, An image is suspended
from tho center ridge pole of the lodge,
on which each dancer fixes his eyes, and
blows continuously on a bone whi&tle, at
tho same time keeping up unremitting
motion witli his body, continuing for tho
four days without sleep, food or drink.
Tho dance is being witnessed by intense
ly Interested spectators, many Indians
from different tribes being here to see
FRANK L. FREI
Dealer m General. Merchandise,
Kiowa, Comanche & Wiehita Agency, AnaMo, Indian Terr,
gMTI keep constantly on hand a complete stock of everything need
ed on the ranch or trail, which I am selling as cheap as the cheapest.
&0TNy house is headquarters for every article, and if it is npt.iu
stock I will cheerfully order it. Give me a call and get satisfaction.
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Livery, Feed & Sale .-Stables,
5D.A.,i;X3T3T035r7 -in. "I1,
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Forage forsalc in qiiantitiejBto suit. Charges ' low 4arid satisfaction
SAM'L WOODSON, Jr., Proprietor.
Commercial m Cattlemen:
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This Hotel is' First-class in every respect ; good barber shop, bath
rooms and billiard parlor in connection with the house.
Territory people will rind it to their advantage to stop at tho
Leland Hotel when at Caldwell.
F. C. CROMWELL.
II. A. TODD.
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FLOUR, FEED AND GRAIN;-
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