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THE CHEYENNE TRANSPORTER.
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cayenne and Arapahoe Agency, DARLINGTON ind. ter.
JULY 12, 1886.
Entered at tho I'oatolllce at Darlington, as
second class matter.
Lieut. Aliny,Gth cavalry, relieved Lieut.
Wygantas quartermaster at Reno.
An addition is being built to the brick
hcuooi uouac at tiio rost, to make more j
room for omeers' quarters.
From the Indian Colony.
Miss Bcllo Fletcher has been a
at the Daillngton Hotel for over a week.
She id to remain at the Kiowa school an
A. Soiler and 'Miss Anna Latschar have
come to be employees in the Arapahoe
school. .iMIsS'Lj has been with1 Key. Uaury,
at Cantonment for some time.
The Post en wniu ill hao been closed
down for 11 few d.iyo to undergo a change
in the position of tho engine and boiler.
TomlXamblcton is the mechanic.
Probably the finest and most forcible
address ever delivered in the country up
on the ndl'in question was that of Agent
Cnptt Lee oil lat Tuesday evening before
the graduates from tho Carlisle Indian
School. The talk was nearly of an hour's
duration, and the boys tell us that the
Captain strpngly ui ged them to exert
their every effort to Hud .immediate
employment, telling them not to remain
idle as long as they could obtain an ax
honestly. After plainly pointing out to
them the different lines of work open for
them and the good icsults to bo derived
by being industrious, he said lie would
not force them to work; that they were
their own masters in the matter. lie
hoped they would not go back again to
the old Indian ways as some had done on
returning from school, but they would
make their influence felt among their
people for good" in elevating them from
their low condition. Thu Captain also
flavored the discourse with many witty
and telling illustrations in his usual able
and eloquent manner to keep the boys in
good humor, and at the close of his talk
ho organized a literary or debating so
ciety for the Indian pupils to meet every
th nraries is
drying ui) rauid v. ow nr m the drouth.
and on Saturday the smoke from a prario
lirc could be seen north-east o! town.
TI13 certificates from
the Carlisle school were then given to the
returned pupils by the Agent, which each
one received with thankfulness and a
determinrtion to make use of their education.
A line work horse at the Mennonito
.Mission was badly lacerated on Wednes
day by jumping onfo a barbed wire fence,
from the ellVct of which it is believed the
animal will die.
Indian . beef contractor for
will not commence issuim?
until-August 1, the old contractor hav
ing issued enough on the first to last the
Indians this mouth.
Dr. J. W. Gray reports the sanitary
condition of our Indians as being excel
lent for this season of the year. Usually
tne ueu th drum can be heard
hand at this time. -.
The mail continues to arrive prompt
ly on time, reaching hero twenty-four
hours front tho time it leaves Caldwell.
Good service is bein performed by the
Mr. O. Eastland starts to-morrow for
the railroad at Wichita Falls, Texas, to
meet his family, who will arrive there
from Mississippi. Ed. Gray goes with
him to see the country and shoot coyotes.
O. A. Kennedy, a graduate from Simp
sou college, Indianola, Iowa, is the latest
addition to tho list, of workers at the
Cheyenne school. 'Via is an old friend
and"college-inateof-MiR. P. Collins and
J. F. Samson.
On his recent trip to Kansas City,
Agency Physician' Gray met ex-Arent
!D. 13. Dyer. The Br. says Col. Dyer
has made some profitable investments in
real estate in that city, all of which wo
are glad to know.
The number -of young ladies of the
Agency was lessened on Fi'day by the
departure for her home in Illinois of Miss
Stllio E. Ilambleton. She was a teacher
iu the schools for two years, and she take
with her the best wishes of an extensive
circle of friend-.
Mrs. RalphT. Collins, for many years
a teacher in the government Schools
among the Choyennes and Arapahoes at
Darlington, Indian Territory, arrived by
the 9:2G train last night on a short vhit to
her sister, Mrs. George W. MaflVt. Daily
Rcpiibliciiin, Anthony, Kinsas. July 9.
A wagon loaded with supplies for the
Soger colony was lost in the Canadian
river by its sinking into the quick-sand.
The team also sank down, but fortunate
ly the driver got them out. The wagon,
togothor with a bale of duok and some
other articles, is still in the bottom of the
trechoroii8 stream a monument of the
stupidity of a careless driver.
,Capt. Clay Evans, of tho live stock firm
of Hunter, Evans & Co., has been here
over a week looking after tho intejosts of
htd'firm'ti pasture tenyu on ha old Choy
niiso aiinujed lease. 'There is yet stand
ing about 125 miles of yvirc fence, which
is to be tukenjdown For'Mr.'Uvans by the,
jjeger coiong I'ndinus. Evans Bros.; at
itono, bought: iio,U0u pounds of thu wire
About one thousand of them were
here for over a week, dancing, begging
and tradjng. They were of the Kiowa,
Apiche, Comanche, Caddoe and Wichi
ta tribes. They came on horse-back and
iu wagons, and of course, were spectators
at the Cheyenne medicine dance, which
commenced on Sunday, lasting three days
and as many nights. A large party of
them camped just across the river opposite
the Agency, and for several days and
nights the monotonous sound of the ''tom
tom" or drum could be plainly heard for
miles. One day a party of Kio was, attired
in fancy regain, entered the agency and
proceeded to give a dance for the amuse
ment of the -whites. Of course an Iiii
dian always expects something in return
for nothing, and for one of these ''tom
tom" dances they demanded food. The
commissary being the larger building,
and knowing it contained the larger
amount of chuck," the dancing party
drew up near it and began dancing.
Agent Lee objected, telling them that he
did not wish to be serenaded, and further
that they must leave the Agency to carry
on such pastime. The Captain gave them
a talk and they returned to cimp. It is
an old custom of the Indians to make visits
to neighboring tribes about once a year,
and the visitors generally return well
paid for their trouble. We know not the
number of ponies our late guests received
The above named society composed of
Indian boys met in the Arapahoe school
chapel on Friday evening, Richard Davi-.
was made president.and Hiury D. North
secretary. Mr. J. W. Krehbjel and Cas
per Edson were nominated as a committee
on music. Arnold Woolworth, Steve II.
Williamson. William Fletcher, and Jcs&si
S. Bent were elected principal speakers.
Rev. Voth and Jtili.i Rfut were chosen
as readers. Carl Matches and L. C.
Springer, are to draft constitutions and
by-laws. Subject for next Friday even
ing: Resolved, "That knowledge is better
than monev," with Win. Fletcher and
Jessa S. Bent for the afllinative, and
Arnold Woolworth and S. II. Witliamsoiik
for the negative side. Organization mee
Skgkh Colony, July 10,
Ed. Ciusyiskke TiUNSroiiTjut .Resum
ing my articles on colony affairs, will say
(fearing you were not aware of it) that
the weather has been very dry, compelling
us to discontinue plowing operations; but
what little tme wo could work, the tn
dians made good use of it. The showers
of rain in tho latter part of June enabled
us to plow four days, during which time
we kept cverv available ,low in use The
protracted dry spell has about killed all
crops on sod ground yet there exists no
despodency on the part of. the Indians,
each member of the colony taking no less'
interest in his work on that account.
Having to. move ,out here lato in tho
spring at a time when the plows should
have been at work, the best part of the
working season was lost. Again, the In
dian horses were in such thin flesh that
little or no heavy work could be done un
til they hud recruited on new grass. Not
withstanding all these disadvantages, wo
have had new potatoes and ripe watermel
ons from the colony garden.
In every instance where the Indians
have been furnished milch cows, they
have paid them close attention, and until-
ize the milk as far ae their knowledge goes
iu taking care of it. Having no facilities
for keeping the milk from souring, I gave
them a recipe fr making it into ''Dutch
cheese." Of this they took advantage, as
I learned on being invited to dine at a
camp where they had Dutch cheese on the
bill of lure There was room for improve
ment in the making of it, but whether the
defeot was in the making of it or in the
recipe I know not. However. I noticed
that none of the cheese was left alter
finishing the meal. At one camp n well
has been dug by n ichcol boy, which they
use for cooling purposes. I find that the
Indian women are quite apt in learning to
do little details in the domestic depart
ment after the ways of our white sisters.
I was soi ry to learn that it was a mem
ber of our colony who issued the call for
the medicine dance. A. member of
his family was sick, and ho 'made a vow
that he would give a medicine, which, in
the belief of tho Indian, alleviates and re
stors tho sick to health and vigor. The
sick person died before the dance comes
off, but lie felt duty-bound to keep his vow,
and the Arapahoes custaining him in the
opinion, he began arm nging for tne dance.
His name is Two Babies. Members of
the colony asked my permission to attend,
and having no important work on hand at
the time, I could not well refuse. I allow
ed them to go to the medicine with the
proviso that they would meet me after
ward and tell me if they had been benefit
ed by it. They agreed to this, and if they
confess of having derived no good r33tilts,
they are hereafter to keep clear of such
practices. In the course of our" talk on
the subject, the majority of the Indians
admitted to me that they had lost faith in
the old medicine dance, further confessing
that they believed the white men's reli
gion to be the only true religion.
From my late experiences 1 think the
medicine dance can be broken up by tlio
whites substituting other sources of snurse
ment fur our natives. If the question
should bo asked how this could bo done,
I would answer : Let all the whites on
the reservation tke hold of tho matter by
giving the Ind'ana a Fourth of Julv cele
bration about their time for medicine;
let them march in the procession; let the
chief of the dog-soldiers be marshal of
Mr. Segcr's family arrived oil FiTday
nd wont out with nlro. tc-uay to nc
An old Indian by tho namo of Long
chin caused a. i notation in tlio iVieat
market by bringing in a 75pouud out-fish,
which he caught in the North fforfc.
. Although wo have had but one rainfall
of any account for over two months, thai
one saved tlio corn crop intereots oil'HUU
reservation from almost total destruction
W. G. Williams and family wore up
from tho Washita country to witness' the
Fourth of Julv feativetlea, as wore Tdso
.jlameo Bond, c. L. Campbell, o. B. crtuip
bell and Oscar Davis, or auvor city.
The military brldgo over the North
Fork at thlo point has-just received c
fresh coat of paint. A finer bridge, put
iq and kept in repair Jby col. Suulnor,
would bo hard to find. Since it has been
built, we cannot see now how the public
could do without it.
Tlio Fort Bono Celelmilioij.
uljourned to meet at 7 o'clock, Fri
day oveninur. July 10.
IXiiNiiY D. Noirrii, Secretary.
A sparring match between Robert D.
Fraser and P J. collins, a soldier, came
ofT at the Post on last Tuesday 'night. A
prize of $26,00 was made up for the
winning man. ."Jhoy spared bixthrco
minute rounds, aujj aa the judges pro
nounced it a draw, fho prize was divided
between the two pugilists; Fraser claims
to bo the feather weight champion of tho
Territory, bur, .colling
level.' The bo,
Ing for the eiitertuiumenc or the large
the day with a colored sah ; let. the chief
medicine men carry the national flag at
the head of the procession ; let the beat
ers of tpw tom-tom beat the Infantry drum,
and at the grand tund lei their Agent
explain to them that the occasion is for
their pleasure in honor of the birth of the
nation, etc. When tliio is done, I think
the torn torn and medicine will Imva been
things of the pat.
J. 11. Sk
A band of Kiokauoos
h collirif held m quite
yij' rlitf sgitio heavy knock
ntorLUi'ninftnh ri tho inrcre
while tho rest will bu hauled to iWas ami ivudlcnco vVbo huufc'itffie'ratl to aee the
Kansas. Captain Lee may contract for slugging The boxen 'atjff to tr" ''
m; f" w r,ri.aii - -c lt. v-nn-ii . aiJ:r-w n-,c i' i S' 'UTU' i
came onto tne
iioui tiiiiuii run 1 b iiiiAi rtj "" iixiiiiii
expedition with their old-styled squirrel
rifles, when they were told by the
Choyennes in the vicinity of cantonment
that they had no right here. After a
second warning, tlio Cheyeunes escorted
them back, and they have noC since been
seen upon this reserve. It is thought
that the kind of game they were looking
for Bpells p-o-n-l-n-s.
Capt. A. C. Markley, of Fort Sill, lost a
valuable -stag-hound nt Reno kst April.
ltd b5'erd as reward of $20.00 to the person
who will- find it for him It is believed
that the' dog is in tills vicinity, presumably
in the possession of some Indian. kICeep
'our 3y opn for a larire v''llNV lag
Monday, though tlio 5th of, July, .was
celebrated as tho 110th anniversary of
the nation's birth at Fort Reno. A cloud
less sky on that morning fore-tolti'of a
beautiful day, and by ten o'clock an im
mense crowd of people had gathered to
witness the sport.. Ma,ny large crowdc
luwo been together at this Post 6Ji tha
same occasion, but all former eelebrajione
sink into insignificance when comnarecl
with this one, if tho number of people)
present and a complete procarhrac count
for anything in estimating the magnitude
of the occasion, To compare former ones
with till?, would only be a side-show at ft
circus. The red, white and, bins wore
everywhere displayed, floating over offi
cers" quarters and ai the Post trader's
establishment. Active duty was cugendl'
ed, and the day wug devoted to pleasure
and patriotism by both ofiiers audi mem.
The crowd gathered on the parade ql'joundl
at 10 o'clock to witness, the exercises, tho
foot races, wheelbarrow race, sack race,
etc., etc., being first on the programme,
which as a whole, who 'ell carried out.
The exercises at tl.o parade ground
were concluded at noon, and next came
the horse racing;., wh: ill, In fact was the
most interesting featiua of the entire day.
A first-class race course of an oblong
form had been put in order just south of
the garrison by Capt. Woodson and otliera,
with. stands for the judges and liidico,
furnishing shades from which the races
were viewed with comfort. The band,
composed of memberB of company K, 2itu
Iniantjy. deserves special mention, wiucii.
served to enliven the occasion during the
day by its inspiring music. It is under
the leadership of Patrick Rhyan, of K
troop, 5th cavalry, and although having
had but little practice, the band has made
commendable progress. The display of
fire-work in the evening, donated by tho
popular Post traders. Messrs Evans Bros.,
was very pretty. Rockets and crackers
of all kinds began to fly at an early hour,
and until a late ono tho Post was fairly
ablaze with the illumination, of all minuet
of pyrotechnical display.
TIlU FOOT RACKS .
1 Foot raoo 100 yards, pii.o $7.50, wou by
Koller, of l troop.
3 -Go as you please, first prixo $.10, second
$j, won rospootivoly by Howard, of It troop
and Anderson, of G troop.
3 Wlimil barrow nice, winner, Otis, K tronpi
nria; $2 50. Jk
I Running lo g jump, prize $3.50 w-ojyM
1VU1IUI , H13U UI IV IIWW(J f.'fc
5 -StaiKlluir hitrh jump, prize t. Ryani 1
H troop, win dug it. , ' .
G Running- high Jump, prize $3.50, won. R.180.
7 Saolc race, prize $.'J, Otis, K troop winner.
H Potato raoo, prize 1, won by Miller, of
0 Hurdle race, prize $0, Keller, of it troop,
10 Throo luecrod raco. llrst orizo 1. souonrt
o tirntt rituitiwtt vriOi. lr .Xfltli.i iitnl (iriii i rwl
rkcmriiB and Howard, all ot It troop
11 uroasud pig raco, prize, tlio pig, eaugut
by Rlulmrdson, corporal It company, 21th In
fantry. 12 Harrol race, prize $3, won by Millor, o(
13 -Tujjot war, prize $10, won by toam ot
ten men from IL company, 21th Infantry.
TUB IIOItSK It.VCtfH
" Half milo, first purao 50, hohoimI 25, won
respectively by "Concho," of IC troop, with
Lyonas ridqr; aud "Dtulo," of It ti-oop, with
ViUfams as rid or
3 One quarter railo, tlrst purrjo $35, second
H7 50, won fry Uiousuth," It troop, Lyons
rider; and Moo," F trrop, SulchhfT riding
3 Consolation raco, purso $12, "Itodford,"
of IC troop, winning, with Sergeant Lyons as
t Scrub, prizo $17.50, won by "SlomaqJi," of
B troop; Cahill, rider
5 -Slow mule raco, purse $11, won by Ser
(j Ilnrille race, pnrse &ll, won by "Skip,"
of It troop; Scrgoant Lyons, ridor.
There were two Indian pony raced with
purses from $1.00 to $10.00 ontored into, and
won, T1imvi wi'i'i' n hoi'jpi fntyy ' J