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THE GHEVENNE TRANSPORTER.
Subicription, $1 Per Year, in Advance. .
CCHcyeiM Mi Arapahoe AgencL DBiLlNftTO!f IND. wl
AUG. 12, 1886.
Enterod attho Poatofflco at Darlington, as
'Sicond class matter.
Official TiBitor.
Our Now Chief.
' Coir E. D. Bannister, U. S. Indian in
spector, spent the past week at this agou
cy, being on an official inspeotionof the
various agencies of the Territory, dipt.
' Lee drove . hlin out .among the. Indian
farms, and he expressed surprise at tho
advancement our uatives have made tiie
past year. Col. Bannister is a new oflicer
in the service, but his inspections are
thorough, and he will not remain long a
stranger in it. -He came across the coun
to this point'from the Sac and Pox Agen
cy, accompanied by Agent McNeal of that
place. Col. Bannister goes south from
hero to the agency of theKiowas,Coman
ches and Wichitas. Inspector Bannister
received his appointment to office from
Now York state, and, like all Yorkers, is
an affable geutlemau.
Accidental Browning.
t On-Tuesday capt. Jack Hayes, in com
mand Of B troop, 5th cavalry on service
Jin the Oklahoma country, in company
-with his driver, a soldelr, Wni. Hamilton
by name, drove into the North Fork at
the chisholm trail crossing, 18 miles be
low the agency, for the purpose of water
ing his team. vThe river was-up, and the
'first step of the horses took them into
swimming water. The carriage was too
heavy for the team to swim out with it, eo
the only show for life of its occupants
was to do their own swimming. The
soldier, together with thenorses were
drowned, capt. Hayes put forth every
effort to stove his man, and in so doing
very narrowly escaped the same fate.
The body of the 6oldier was not recovered.
The carriage and horses were however,
but the remains-of the unfortunate soldier
were dashed swiftly down stream to a
warery grave.
A Closo Raco.
Saturday, the 21th, was a holiday at
Silver City, the occasion being a horse
race between Young Short's baymaie
and Thompsons' sorrel mare. The bay
came from Kansas, and the sorrel is awell-
- known Vashitaunimal. The purse was
$1000.00, beside many heavy side bets.
JTho race-was a live hundred yard one,&
Short's mare won it by sirs feet. A party
consisting of Dr. Gray, Oliver Eastlaud,
.'John Murphy, Tom -'Hambleton, J. F.
Samson aud the Tiuns forte it man went
from this Agency, who wore entertained
at dinner Dy Mr. Chas. L. Campbell.
The race was the most interesting one
ever taking place in the country, there
being people present from distances of
seventy-five miles. These wore probably
as many as 300 persons- in 'attendance.
The Washita fellows, headed by the
renerablo Bill Williams backed the sorrel
mare heavily, there being many side beta
of $850.00 each. Altogether there were
afjout MOO. 00 up. It was a close race.
Indian LcUtr
Milii. Misnurr,
Ed. 'iikyuknh TiiANbroiiTEiu in year
188L I went to Carlisle School, staied there
until year 1886. I then cuuic back home
three-weeks ago and was surprised to sec
the agency entirely surround by corn
fields. Mr. Seger of Coloney came down
the agency spork well of this place for
the boys and girls from Carlisle and other
schools, so tcurue out with him and found
his place about ton miles cast of Washta
JRlver. There can be had about 20, 100
acre farms now along this creek the tim
ber and water arc good. There are also
a'lai'ge pasture for the stock. I have not
been down Washta to see the' Indians
'farming down there.
WiLfiUir Fi-fcicimu, (Cheyenne.)
Dar-
16ok-
Charlcy Campbell camo( up from '
liifcton. 1. T.. last week, arid is here I
ing after the horse business, in which he
is interested with our !. 1 Campbell.
Charley stands civilization well, and take,
ttio f.)' wiy uftlie v!UMM'in will' ivi'11-
iiyri .ililWnMMitiM'itjb1
President Cleveland has appointed
IIon. Gilbert D. Williams, of New York,
to be Agent of the Cheyenne and Arapa
hoe Indians at this Agency. The appoint
ment has been continued by the senate,
and Mr. Williams will take charge in a
few week of affairs at this olace, reliev
ing capt. J. M. Lee, of the 0th infantry,
U. S. A., who has so successfully managed
these tribes for the past year. While
capt. Lee filled the office to the entire sat
isfaction of everyone concerned, the com
ing of the new chief is hailed with de
light, knowing that he is a gentleman
worthy and in every way qualilied for
the exalted position. Able, polished and
of commanding dignity, Mr. Williams
will surely handle the reins of govern
ment at this place with credit to both tho
Interior Department and' himself, than
whom a better gentleman could not have
been chosen for tho place. Mi. Williams
is to be congratulated upon receiving the
appointment, and the Department and
the Indians are to be congratulated upon
securing him for their Agent.
Fern CiiiL
A Good Address.
i Sparring Contest.
Another occured at the Post between
P. J. Collins, of K troop, and Itobert
Fraser, of the Agency. It took place in
the new hall, and a large audience of
"sports" was present to witness it. They
fought six three minute rounds for the
door receipts, which wao about $70. Tho
winning man was to have 75 per cent of
this, while the defeated one the remain
ing 25 per cent. It was announced that
the contest would be governed according
to the rules of "Marquis Gooseberry" -or
some )ther like sporting name." Tho
crowd was a large one, and they paid 50
cents a piece to see the fun, and received
tho worth of their money, for the fight
was the best that has yet been fought in
the Post. Collins is a little the heaviei:
man, but Fraser undoubtedly-displayed
the best-general skill. But Collins got
the bettor of-him in the third round, get
ting in several "soundness" which knock
ed his contestsnt to the lloor. Ihere was
a dispute, however, with the judges as to
whether the knock down was a fair one,
Fraser's man claiming that he slipped
down. Collins bested him, however, ac
cording to the decision of the referee Mr.
Chas. Taylor, when the contest was pro
nounced ended.
Honor to Whom Honor is -Bw
In the departure from the Indian ser
vice of Capt. J. M. Lee, that branch of
the government loses the service of an
otlicer to whom there io due the oredit of
having accomplished more in the interest
of the service and for the Indians than
any Agent in its employ.' When we look
at the immense amount of work he has
doue during the -short period of one year,
and considering that he took the agency
of these tribes at a critical time, who could
but say of this worthy and efficient officer
a few words of praise ? Ilis many capa
bilities as nu honest and able officer are
well known to the officers of the govern
ment, having been on different occasions
selected as the proper person for difficult
official offices of a high character. Ilis
work in this line has been attended with
remarkable success, showing conclusive
ly that he is far above the grade his rank.
Capt. Lee will undoubtedly go for a time
upon a leave of absence, and he is the
gentlemen above all others whom we
would like to see enjoy 'a rest which he
so sickly merits. His regiment, the 9th
infantry, we understand is now stationed
in Arizona, and we presume, as it is in
keeping with his ambition, that the Cap
tain will not be contented until ho has
resumed active service. Tho people of
this little community, both- Indians and
whites, will ever have a kindly remem
brance of Capt. Lee.
A. A. Robinson, chief engineer and
vice president of the SmtaFe road, has
just returned to Topeka from an ovorland
trip from Arkansas City to Gainesville,
Texas, over the proposed route of tho ex
tension now being built through the In
dian Territory. He says the line will
run nearly due south from the south line
of tiie state crossing Deep Fork at its
heady passing forty mllos east of Reno,
near Klckapootown on the North Cana
dian, and through 't. Arbuekle to the
'Washita river at Old Kiokapootown?i and
thence directly south to Gainesville. He
reports the route air eqellent one, -and
Mm p.nim'h'v vlrth ami ttfnfl ' whr.'flQtl knd
I uHiJ'MvjI.JLwii'hitn Imp1
Have you hoard of Fcr.u C)iff t To
those who have not, wo will say that it Is
situated about seven, miles west of Ana-
darko, I. T., with its cults and canyons,
delightful shades and clear cold, atrjjam
of water, filicd with trout. It is a most
delightful place to spend a hut summor
day, aching and picnicing, and all itiiesds
is nature backed by capital tp mako it
tub summer, resort of tha Territory.
Fern Cliff has already been tho scene of
many gay festivities and somo adventures,
a party of young ladle" and gentlemen
fiom the Wichita Agency visiting It re
cently. -While strolling up ono of the
cinyons, they came to the mouth of a
cave, which hud not heretofore been dis
covered. All at once their ear3 were
greeted by a sullen growl, which. seemad
to proceed from the cave. The young
ladies became fiightened and screamed
nut "a cave of wild animals." The young
gentleman, ever ready to prntect their
fair companions, readied for their side
arms, but to their charging and dismay
they realized for the first time that they
had forgotten to bring their, shooting
irons. A council was held and a retreat
decided necessary, which was ably con
ducted by the young Lloutonant, assisted
by the P.-M., and the party arrived in
camp safely.
To say that "distance lends enchant
ment" would be only expressing thoir
feeling mildly so far as tho cave was con
corned. Tho rest of tho day was spent
:ear camp fi3hing and conjecturing as to
what kind of animals were in the cave.
One suggested bears; another panthers;
anothor who had been badly frightened
thought it n congor or a mountain lion.
Vhe young gentlemen, feeling some
what sore over their forced, though well
conducted retreat, promised their fair
ones that whatever might inhabit tho
cave, that on the morrow their scalps
would be dangling in-their belts; withal
a most enjoyable day was spent. The
party returned in- the evening to the
agency and related their wide escapes and
narrow adventures to a crowd of astonish
ed friends. The next day the young
gentlemen collected o party consisting of
the most daring element of the agency,
dtormincd to wrap, the inhabitants of
t y cave In the dreamless drapery of
eternal deathr With their six-shooters,
Winchesters, shot-guns, bowie-knives, etc.,
they did r indeed, present a most formid
able appearance in facta walking arsen
al was snggestlve. The party rode bold
ly out the agency with the piayers of
their fair companions for their safety to
meet their hidden and unknown foe. The
sun mounted high in the heavens marked
the hour of noon, sloped to the western
horizon and bowed its good-night. Night
came on, enveloping the agency in gloom,
and yet no tidings from the "dear depart
ed." The queen of night rose in her ma
jestic beauty, casting her silvery light
over the village, dispelling the former
darkness as though to bid the the ''dear
ones behind" to be of good cheer.
'Al
though suspense is terrible," midnight
aw the people of Anadarko wrapped in
the mantle of sweet and refreshing sleep.
Just at what time during the night the
hunting party returned home, we know
not. But that they rose late the next day
with a dejected, weaned look and were
adverse to being interviewed as to the de
tails of their exploit if, certain. It leaked
out, however, that when the party arrived
within 200 yards of the cave, a panther
or congor sprang out of it and bounded
up the cliff, escaping amid an immense
belch of lead from the weapons of the
brave (?) hunters. One of the party, who
was in the extreme rear, thought iLa wild
cat, buf he probably could not see very
well from his position. Some unkind by
stander remarked "pole" instead of "wild"
cat. As the scalp of the panther was not
forthcoming, the thought seemed to bo a
happy one and became contagious.
It has since been learned that one of
the young gentlemen who helped conduct
tho retreat on the day of the picnlo and
who has had considerable experience in
the western wilds, refused to join the hunt
ing party, giving as his reason that he did
not wish to risk his reputation vitn fair
ones on the popsibility of finding a panth
er. Wo commend his sagacity.
Moral Don't try to make a panther
out of a pole-cat, unless you change its
color. . N.-N.
LAteS'-We do not think the gentlemen
Next.
Dr. lUioads, President of Bryii Mum
College, and ono of tho Trusitocoof.oux
school; Rev. Mr. Miller of Eryn Mawi
Susan Longstreth and Irlr. Smith of Phila
delphia, were with ua on. tho evo of the
departure of thoso of our students re'
turning to tho Territories. An Informal
meeting was called to the chapel and
was opened by tho reading of tho $pr!n
turcs and prayer by Ar. Mlllor.
Dr Ilhoads followed In n .few. earnest
words of exhortation. Ijo said:' "Capt
Pratt and your instructors have spjoketi
to you from time to timo on behalf of
Carlisle, I will speak to you on bpfoalC
of the people not of Carlisle cnt7 tit all
through tho east. Thorc i3 not a day
when they do not think of you and.'pray
for you. I wish much that you vould
feel when you go back to your,hpniei
that you will bo thought about by.jhese
eastern friends and tho great mdft oC
Congress. They will say, "How do.theae
boys and girls do now that they are in.
their homes?" Thoy will bo eaor tc
learn that you.havo donavroll.
I would say to these Cheyenne sludoute
I have been in your country and met -your
ohiefs, Stone Calf and Little Raven; and
othors. There has been a great chango
for the better among your .people, sice L
was there. At the Cheyenne Agency you
will find an agent who will help ypu for
ward. Ho is ready to hold out hlSiiiandl
to you and say ''Come," and beswte the
agont there arc tiie missionaries' wivoaro
williuc to aid yoiu Go to tliem: too,
Luok for a chanco to -work, or make.-your
own chanco. Work at the Agency, at
farming, cattle raisiag,.do something. I
toll you, my young friendsvif tho people
that live around me-had youn chance, they
would think it was a good chanty. uVith
this opportunity that you have yojiiAUght
to be able to help yourselves.
When you go homo you will fijitf old
Indians who will tell you to goback te
the otd ways. Nov, is tho timo for).t6 de
cide. God has done much ,for you.- He
has given you these friends and instruct
tori, this beautiful land and He wilLglvc
you a chance The.mattur rests with you
whether you take it or not.
Ono day I was sitting in tho railroad
car and I saw four young men go up to a
grog-shop. They stopped at the door ana
one of the number held back, but tho rest
laughed and sneered at him. -I said to
myself as I anxiously watched, what will
thakyoung man's decision be 1 I saw the
woniingsof his face. So did God. After
a moment's struggle he said, No I He do
cided for the right and there was great
ioy over that decision among the very
Angels of Heaven.
There will be times when you, too,
must decide. Be euro and face rjght and
when that moment comes say "Lord help."
Life is pleasant but there will be hard
times in it that you must meet, but with
courage and cheer and God's help you
will get through. When the bright fiky
above us clouds over you know it i only
for a few days at tho mo3fc and that the
sun willl surely shino again.
Seek the best chanco to work at the
agency, buy cows, make and have money
and never touch a drop of drink. When,
you are tempted and y6u will be, resi?t
the temptation. Seek good company.
There is nothing worse for ybu that bud
company.
I remember one Utile being lir the
P. R. R. hospital when a young fellow
was brought in. He was ill and had beet:
a man of bad habits. He was tenderly
cared for and we thought ho would got
well, but one night I was called to go
gulckly to the ward in which ho was, and
found that during his sleep he had burst
.ii blood vessel. As 1 stooped over him he
looked into my face and said, (,Dv. c. m't
you help me 1" I stopped tho blood but
soon afterwards he died. Although Cod
had vlono much for this man, he had.
chosen to do tho wrong. I want to set
before you the good way. Sot your face'
right, if you do this, life will grow
brighter and brighter unttl you reached
tha'fc other world. Carlisle Morning Stir
wont to the right cave.
Locals are as scarce a3 hen's teeth,
and this item is manufactured to fill up
this space.' We should have invited some
one. to. pay up their subscription, though.
Capt. Lee" Hail, from the Indian Terri
tory, bnUght a nuinbe. of Indian wit
nesses here for examination in the case
of horse Stealing which resulted in the
death of ona of the thievos near the
Hoisu-shon ranch sorr.e few weoks-ago.
Quaniih Parker, Big Eow and other Hlg
men" of that ilk, wore nmongst the num
bor, and their evidence before U. S. 'ioiu
missioner Lewis led to the' vpr! wnor
Bono, bx-'ing bound over in the sum o.
$5000 to appear at tho next term of four
nt Oj'ahnm.-'oljeotio Tcx'W,Iu!hivnrtl'
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