31 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE
still in vigorous health. Of the twenty Kiowa and Co
manche who signed .the treay of 1867 only two were alive
The prisoners while in Florida were merely kept under sur
veillance and were not subjected to close confinement. Phi
lanthropic white people took an interest in them, especially
in the younger ones, and undertook to give them rudi
mentary instruction in civilization and Christianity. When
they were finally released in May, 1868, a number of the
young men consented to remain a few years longer in the east
to acquire an education, among whom were eight of the
Kiowa. Those who were not taken in private families were
placed in the Normal Institute at Hampton, Virginia, original
ly established for the education of negroes. Soon after, fifty
other young Indians were assembled at Hampton, which thus
became also an Indian school. The success of this experi
ment led to the establishment of the Indian school at Carlisle,
Pennsylvania, in 1879. To be continued.
Choice of Churches.
The New York Times is responsible for this unique story
concerning the late United States senator, Matt Carpenter:
One day, while chatting with some friends in a committee
room, the conversation turned on the relative merits of re
ligious sects. Nearly every member of the party belonged to
some church, and there had been an animated discussion,
Senator Carpenter pacing up and down, listening intently
enough, but saying not a word.
"What church do you belong to, Carpenter?" asked one.
"I don't belong to any." "Why don't you join one?"
"I don't want to. None exactly suits my views."
"What one would you join if you were to feel forced
to a choice?" "The Catholic, by all means."
"And why the Catholic?"
"Because they have a purgatory, and that's a motion
for a new trial."
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