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INDIANS AT SCHOOL
THE NURSERY OF ABORIGINAL SLIPS
AT LAWRENCE, KAN.
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How the Young Indians took, tire, Study
and Work Tliclr Peculiarities and
1'rogrcss Breaking Down Tribal Clan
nisliness A aiarkcd Difference.
The Haskell institute cares for nearly 400
pupils, about one-third of whom are girls.
There is a very considerable group of build
ings forming the institute, which consists of
large and capacious structures for tho school
rooms, dormitories and living purposes of tho
pupils, and additional buildings v. Inch are
used for iJiops, storehouses of various lcinds,
and which constitute a littlo K-ttlcmcnt.
There is also a largo fai m attached, on which
tho boys aro taught fanning, gardening and
the like, and which is considered not the least
valuable of the instructive agencies to which
they arc subjected.
The institution is under tho management of
a supciintcndcnt and n largo staff of teachers
and tissibtantii of various lduds. Tho number
of tribes represented in the school is nearly
or quite thirty, and includes the names of
many of the most famous fighting bodies, as
well as of others not so well known in history.
'Do you havo any difficulty arising from
the tribal distinctions?" was nhcil of tho
superintendent.
'There has been a good deal, as I undcr
tlanJ, under prior managements, but I havo
substantially obliterated it under tho system
which I have adopted. There is an intenss
clannishness among tho boys on their arrival,
and in fact their tribal affections aro never
obliterated; and yet it is at least kept well
in tho background during their stay in tho
institute.'
BREAKING DOWN CLAr.TUSHNESS.
"flow do you bring this about:"'
"I arrange them into companies, selecting
them with reference to size, putting tho tall
est boys on tho right, winch, of cotuvi, pie
vents anything like tribal .s.shocialion. They
are al-o mixed at tho tables, and the com
panies are roomed together in tho various
dormitories-, and thus, by these and other
means, the tribal relations aro weakened by
disuse, if not wholly obliterated."'
'Do you find an intellectual difference in
tho varioii tribes that is, aro some of tho
children of certain tribes brighter, quicker
to learn, more or lcs docile than olheio?"'
-There L not much difference in ihat direc
tion; tho c hildrcn of one clan are about the
saino in i .lellectual qualities as tho re
mainder. I do find an inequality i:. ono re
spect, and that is that I think I find more
traclabi'ity and ambition among thoso pos
sessed of wr.mor blood. Iliad much rather
teach the children of blanket Indians than
those of the more civilized. As to tho chil
dren here, while thoro are twonty-nino tribes
in all reprcs?nled, theroaio more Chcycnnes
and Arapahscs than nil others combined. "'
In referenco to tho control of the boys, tho
manager said that ho has great success in ap
pealing to their manly sentiments. It is
enough to 3ay to ancrringboy: "A bravo man
would not do that! Tho son of a warrior
would n.ot do this:-' "When one of them gives
Ills word on anything or shakes hands on it,
ho regaids his plcdgo as inviolable, and never
"goes bad' on it," in lho words of tho .super
intendent. A trip through the shops reveals the boys
engaged in various occupations. In the rooms
dovoted to ihoemakuig, thcro were four or
five young men of from IS to 20 years of ago
tngaged in r. pairing foot furniture. Soma
t-pecimens of their work were shown, and
while they w ei c not jut what would bo pro
duced l3' a cosmopolitan artist, they weio at
least creditable to the locality and tho oper
ators. They handed out their work for in-sne-tion,
and seemed sheepishly pleased at
tlie c'lnnnoudation which their labors
elicited.
There were several young fellows at woik
in the carpenter shop who shoved tho piano
and handled tho mallet andchl-el with as
much earnestness as if they wero white men.
The exhibit in tho blacksmith shop was as
creditable as that of the other work places;
nnd, in short, in all tho mechanical depart
ments tho boj-s teemed as much at home as if
they wero inured to the business by genera
tions of training.
A POINT 01' DIFFKItENCE.
Theio was however, a point of difference
bctweon thesj young men nnd tho sam3 num
ber of w hite boys. There is in the face of tho
thoroughbred mechanic an expression which
i-cems to be in entire harmony with his occu
pation. There was a lack of this in tho faces
of the young Indians. They wero at tho
bench aiid forje, and yot from their counte
nances they vcenied to be far away. They
worked, as it were, mechanically, perfunc
torily. The", socmed ono thing, and their
surroundings something else. They were like
nn inharmonious element in the sciu: as if
tvo quhV unlike things had been thrown to
gether. Their expression was bolmn, .stern
andunjidding. During tho entire isit of
inspection thero was scarcely such a thing as
a smile- to b jou on tho faces of tho boy or
gill. Thii not owing to anything like un
happiuess over their situation, but rather lo
tho pcculiai it us of their race.
"Dioh ye img Indian who was at work .sug
gested somo -Viltl animal tamed MillL-iently to
porfoimilamcsMc service; something liko a
wolf broken to h-rness, doing tho woik well,
but yt vory much out of place with bit,
traces nnd cellar.
'n,. i ii, lmvs retain much of tho old war
rior leaven is ccwistantly sliow n. They ovinco
it in thuir fonthi-ss for military trapping- and
parade.--. Tli-y are excessively fond of ILten-'
ing to narration.-of heroic deeds. "Talk tc
u "' thev will often s.v to tho superintendent,
'of thcwan-:rcof Europj!"' They listen to
battle accounts and incut- nts in the lives of
great soldiers with an intercut intone beyond
description. With such N?ntimcnts iwrvad
ing their nature-, it is not likely that they
will niftke fii-btrclass. plodding mechanics.
They mav not kn-r why they do not lov
the occupations to which civilization has as
signed them; in fact, they may fancy that
they do like thair civilized trades, but beyond
question there is somothing in these hibort
that is at war with thoir instincts. A genera
tion or two later may afford a difference, and
they mav tako kindly then to what they now
nilyth'ouKsolvosasaduty or a tnk.-Cor.
ChicaRO Tmwv
w Japanoiu I.ou.
The Japauee go orument has issued a
proclamation to rais. fuiwU for nav&l pur-po-es
bv floating another internal loan of 17.
000,000 yen. Tho prmcii.sl features aro that
the whole amount i-. to lo raLvvl in successive
Installments extending ovci" a pericxl of throe
years; thit'tho inUivat on the bonds shall lie
f per cent j?r annum; that tho principal
ihall h: completely rcdoemed by dratrings in
thirty ears, binnmg wi'Ii tlio sixth year
after the iuo of tho bonds; no elrawings
j-hall take place during tho iir.t five yeai,
that tho bonds aro to bo put upon tho market
at their face value; that the interest shall bo
paid in 'Jay and November each year cud
that the bonds are purchasable by foreigners,
Hartford Times.
"Whs l'airly WVtkiiig tho llioe.
"Paul,"' said his mamma, "will you go
softly into the parlor and see if grandpa is
asleep J"'
"Yes, mamma," whispered Pad on lib
return; "Ho is all asleep but his noTe."'
-ew xort &.un.
The yearly exports of umbrellas, from
England are Valued at 581,000 pounds
sterling.
Town-Site Company,
WICHITA, KAN.,
Have for Ealeon line of WIGHITA &.GOLOBADO RAILROAD
north-west of Wichita, town lots at new towne of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
COLWICH, 14 '" WICHITA
ANDALE, 20 WICHITA.
MTHOP.E, 26
HAVEN, 33, "" "
ELM3R, 4:21
Trains are novr running regularly en Railicad from Wichita to
Hutchinson.
These towns are in- the best portion ol
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can bo had as hereinafter set forth :
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Kos Harris;
At Maize, call on H. Londsnelager;
At Oolwich, call on Geo. W. Stoenros?;
At Andale, Call on Bank of Andale.
T.;H. Eandall and W. S. Maskie, for Mt. Hope lot.
At Haven, Call on Ash & Cnaries
AtlElmer. call on J. A. Meyer.
F. G. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita. KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER, " P. V. HEALY,
ANGLO-AMERICAN Loan Office.' O.MARTINSON,
Resident on said Addition
C. E. LEWIS & COS
THE
HEAD
FOB
BOYS'
CHILD'S
QUARTERS
MEN'S,
YOUTHS'
BOOTS,
L. K. WOODCOCK,
jix-v.-ouiny j. itsb r.
B. S. GARUI30K,
E. A. DORSET.
Kx-Couatr Cl'k.
WOODCOCK, D0RSEY & CO.,
ill mm, ABSTRACTS k MS
Office, Dorsey JBaildliig, Opposite Court House,
In all Grades, Styles and Prices.
Our SOUDAN, a Pocket Edition, are
the neatest and most comfortable Boot ever
worn. Our line of Ljeavy Boots is the best
ever offered for sale in Wichita. Call and
examine items.
C. B. LEWIS & CO.,
110 Main Street.
lldpite for Good Goods at Low Prices.
Comanehe, Comanche County, Kansas.
A new city on the Cimmarron, at its junction with Big Bluff and
Cavalry creeks, offers more inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fine water power at the foot or
Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on the ground lloor. No lots given
awav. Manv brick and frame buildings going up. Write for full
particulars to the
COMANCHE TOWN COMPANY,
New Eiowa, Kansas.
F. W. SWAB,
7. I". NIEnEIlLAMDEP., President. V TV. ICir.EWOOD. I.-rid 1,1 .'nlacr. if. Y. LEVY. Treasurer
A. W. OLIVElt. Vic Vrrsici"Rt. J. C UCTA Cocrctary.
KANSAS LOAN 11 INVESTMENT (JO.
CAPITAL, $100,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
orncE ix wciiita national hxsk building, wichita, Kansas.
J. o. DAYIDSOX, Pres.
C. A. "WALKER, Vice Pres.
JOIIK C. DERST. Cashier.
"Junction Town" "Alfa to Wichita !
This addition lies westgof the city of Wichita, and immediately
adjoining the Fifth ward in said city. West Douglas avenue iuns
through the center of the addition, and in the future growth of
Wichita the lots on West Douglas avenue must become
BUSINESS LOTS !
This addition was placed on the market in February 18S6, and
out of 700 lots there are only
125 LOTS LEFT 125
SPECIAL ADVANTAGES
Of this addition to which the attention of those seeking investments
is directed :
F1HST.--The land is higher than any part of the City on the
east side by at least 15 feet, and the entire drainage is to
the Big Arkansas River.
SECOND.Garfiefd University, the State Christian College
a building which, when completed, will cost over $I005000
lies rn mediately south of the addition.
THIRD. The Catholic societv are building a college im
mediately west of this addition, the cost of which will be
$100,000, and this plant is to be added to frem year to
year.
FOURTH.The Missouri Pacific R. R. will in a c ore time
place shops on the addition, and a depot of W. & C. and Ft.
Scott R. R. will 1)e placed on this addition inside of 30 days
FIFTH. The new Fifth Ward School building is completed, the cost
of which is $15,000.
SIXTH. The street cars reach this addition, making it only 10
minutes time from west side to corner of Main st. and Douglas ave.
SEVENTH. The fair ground lies immediately north of the addition.
LASTLY. The addition is booming itself, and the facts prove it.
The west side of the river is on top. Ail other additions are being
bolstered up by PURE WIND. "WINDY WIND." The investments on
the west side are booming the addition.
caul on
F, G. SMYTH, SR.
KOS HARRIS.
GARiSON & HOBSON.
HUSEY&KRCENERT,
CITIZENS BANK.
Paid-up Capital, - - $200,000
Stockholders Liability, ' - - $400,000
Largest Paid-TJp Capital of any Bank in the State of Kansas.
DIRECTORS:
O.U. MILLER, A.R.BITT;a, H.O.LEE, 8. L. DAYIBSOJJ.
W.E. STANLEY, J. O. DAVIDSON, JOIIX T. CARPENTEK.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
United States, County, TownsMp and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold. .
n. LOJIDARD, JR., President.
J. P. ALLEN, Vice-President.
L. D. SKHfXER. Cashier.
VT. B. LIVINGSTON. A&sUUnt Cashlei
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSAS STATE BANK.)
Paid-up Capital,
Surplus,
$100,000
$5,000
DIRECTORS:
n. LOJIBAKD. Jr.. J. P. ALLEN. JOHN B. CAP.EY. EOS. II.UUU3, J. SL ALLES-
L.D. SKINNER. PETEP. GETTO, W. F. GREEN. P. V. HEALY.
GEORGE E. SPALTON.
CORRESPONDENTS:
y T-rnv t. n i vrr of rnv. RF.PnnLTC. New York. NATIONAL UA h. OY ajihiuoa. (.cicao.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Kansas City,
BLACKSTONS NATIONAL BANK. Boston
B. LOjIBARD, SP President.
JAJIE3 L. LOMBARD, Vieo-Pre&lieu:
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
IN KANSAS STATE ohU BUILDING.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good. Rates as low as
the lowest.
(G-CALk AND SEE US.rO
S. S. KING, Secretary.
VT. C. Woodxax, President.
TV. S. Wcktuat, Cashier.
"K"nx C. TTOOIK.". M't Caitier
First Arkansas Valley Bank.
Tbe OJdet Money IctUtutVon In tbe Arkaafs Valley.)
No. 83 Mala Street.
Wiciiita, Kansas.
tSUCCELSOR TU F. STACKMAN )
Merchant Tailor.
k'Sonc r.n KanM Pn,- ftnnrk of the latest stvles. The larpest stock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods Call and sec me.
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
N. P. NIFnFRLANBER. IToOiUnt. VT. W. K1P.KWCCD. I-awI Eanmincr M. W. IJKVY. TTf wr
A. V. OLIVER. Ko-PnsWent. J- c LTA. crtr
Kansas Loan and Iivestieit Co.
Capital, $100,000.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City ProDerty
Of fice'in Wichita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan.
HOTGHKINS & -WHEELER,
U ESTATE I EXCHANGE BROKERS
SOLE AGENTS FOB,
ROSENTHAL'S ADDITION.
This Addition is located in tho north part of ths city, botweon
Pairvie-w and Arkaceas Avenues and io in tho highest part of
city. We offer Special Inducements for tho next 30 days.
No. 201, E-E CORNER DOUGLAS AVENUE AND MARKET ST.
STlM-iIIiILE SUPPLY CO.,
. JOBBEBS OF
Groceries, Specialties, Froite, Its !
And All KJnds of
Fancy Groceries.
S.D. PALLETT,
UKALEK IN
Northern 1 Southern Pine Lumber,
LATK, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BUNDS.
OmCE""d,r,'m-??5a"KSl,1.'XAr WICHITA, KAN.
MONEY TO LOAN
-OK
City Property, Chattel Mortgages
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST-:- RATES!! V NO -:- DELAYS!-
L. B.BUNNELL & CO.
P. V. HEALY.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER.
ANGLO AMERICAN CO.
E. H. DEVORE & CO.
Do a General Banking Business in all Its Modem Functions.
53-Lcaa both Foreign nnd Horn Mosey in any aaiocnt on Ml &Uf factory collaterals rl.
pergonal or chattel asd tecorcoiAtc she tmrrowvr with ttae froaics- day vCttt. U
ticket by the fastest and eafeet Uses of Steamers is lbs world to or from all principal EaropeiB
ports TiaXorlB, Gnaan, Lloyd orCccard lioea-
TAtrv f-nrrrr DIJELL
COZINE & RIDDELL,
Real Estate Agents,
City Proyerty and Farms for Sale- -Rents Coflected and Taxes Paid.
Corres pondence Solicited. Business Promptly Attendedto.
156 N. MAIN ST. - WICHITA, KANSAS.
FOR SALE ' !
Moneyed Men Read This !
Ve are seilng Jots in Carey Pa'V at the extreme lovpnccs (A $225, $220
$275 and $300 each, the l3tter are corners The above pnecs mcltde sde
walks all laid Terms easy. It r.asbeen reported that we wer getting $0O
and $500 per Jot It is not so Ever ot n Carey Park m bnrg that by next
spring Remember that Carey Par'k is from 12 to 14 feet higher than Doug
las avenue Street cars run the entire length of Ca'e Par You are tirrcd
to calf ard see a plot of Carey Park ar d tjet tu! part eti'ars of
RC.anciL.R.COJJS.
329 Douglas avenue, Opposite Manhattan Hote' 79-tf
New Dry Goods at Retail !
10 to 20 per cent, less than regular pr.ces. lam now receiving a
fins 3tock or Fall and Winter
New Dry Goods, Notions, -
Ladles' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Etc.
To awn ay Urre k31- wtfch l ffiir S1" " tstM b"rr S1'!'"1 mUitLt frt
JOIES G. AliLEX.

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