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DARLINGTON,"!. T-, DEC 10, 1880.
NO: 8.
W. N. Hubbell & Co'ls Supply Storo.
ffi. g, ubbell & o.
Hats & Caps, Boots & Shoes, Etc.
Also a Fkesh Stock ok
Staple Groceries.
Tho Largest unci Best Slock in
She City. Call and Examine Goods
and Prices.
Eorner Main. & Sixth Streets,. Opposite
the IiOlcuicL Hotel.
&he Mail oute
Fort Reno, I. T,
Fort Eliot, Texas.
Is now provided with buekboards,
find will carry passengers at tlie fol
lowing rates : Darlington to Ft. El
liott, $8.00 ; Darlington to A Hie, $7.
Express, from Darlington to Ft. El
liott, $3.00 per hundred and to oth
er points in proportion.
This route connects at Darling
ton with stages going South to the
Wichita Agency, Fort Sill, Caddo,
connecting with the JL, K. & T. to
Denison, Sherman and Galveston,
Texas; East, with Yanita, Indian
Territory, and the iM.. K. & T. to
St. Louis; North, with Caldwell,
Hunnowell, Wellington, Win field
and Wichitn, Kans.
Connects at Fort Kliotl with sta
ges going South to Fort Bascom
und Fort Griflin, Texas, Las Vegas,
and all towns Southwest; North, to
Fort Dodge, Kans., a'ud all points
West and Northwest.
Leave Darlington going West,
Mondaysr Thursdays and Satur
days ; Leave Fort Eliott going ICast,
Mondays, Wednesdays and Friduys,
W. H. Doty, - Darlington
N. W, Evans & Co., Foirr LlasQ.
B)3X Williams, - A w- m Wx
Geo. Montuomkuy, MoiiiuqittfB
Richmond House,
Fort Elliott, Texas.
Tlilshonso la first dims hi every purtioulur.
Tnivelera will find the. bout accommodations
nt thluhouBe. Iff. Huselby, Proprietor.
Cheyenne House,
Darlington, I. T.
Table always provided with the very best
the market all'ords. Corral and stable attach
od. Special attention jrlvcn to the wants of
freighters, travelers a-nd transients generally.
Thomas McDado, Propriotor.
This school was organized Oct. 5,
1879, with GO boys and 24 girls from
the Rosebud and Pine Kidge Agen
cies. On the 27th of Oct. 38 boys
and 1-1 girls from the Cheyenne &
Arapahoe Agency were added to the
original number.. Eleven of the
Florida jaisoncrs were brought from
Hampton Institute, and rendered
most valuable assistance in the care
and management of the large num
ber of new children, most of whom
came directly from camp. School
opened Nov. I, 1879' with 147 stu
dents, which number was rapidly
increased from trie various tribes.
On the- GtrV of Sopftonb&r Agent
Miles brought 41 Cheyenne, Arapa
hoe and Camanche children. This
aggregated 239 in all.
Our losses have been 28 boys and
9 girls returned to ' the Agencies.
Nine of these were of the former
Florida prisoners, who, being sufli
eiently advanced to render good ser
vice at their agencies as workers, and
examples to their people, and being
rather old and some of them heads
of families, it was considered best
to return them to their tribes and fill
up with children, great numbers of
whom are anxious to come.
Of the remaining nineteen boys
and girls returned, Spotted Tail, be
cause of dissatisfaction on account
of the non-employment of his son-in-law,
carried away nine of his own
children and relations..
We hare lost by death sin buys,
and have heard of the death of four
of those returned to the agencies.
These changes leave us at the date
of this report, October 5, with 19G
pupils, 139 of whom are boys, and
57 girls.
About one half of these have re
ceived instruction at the agency
schools, the remainder came to us
directly from the camps. Two-thirds
are the children of chiefs and head
men. About fen per cent are mix
ed blood.
The school work is organized into
six graded departments, with addi
tional side recital ions. In the ed
ucational department ihfiiugiruelioii
is objective, although m$wi teach
ing is subordinate to the study of
language. The progress in our school
room work is most gratifying. It is
not too much to say that these Indi
an children have advanced as well
as other children could have done
in the same time. Thov have been
especially forward in arithmetic and
writing, and their correspondence
with their parents and friends is a
source of great satisfaction.
Various branches of the mechanic
arts have been established, undei
competent and practical workmen,
and a skilled farmer placed in charge
of the agricultural department. Tin
boys desiring to learn trades have
generally been allowed to choose.
Onco placed at a trade, they are not
changed, except for extraordinary
Under this system, we have a
bladksmith and wagon-maker with
ten apprentices, a carpenter with
seven apprentices, a tinner with four
apprentices, a shoe-maker with eight
apprentices, a tailor with three ap
prentices, a harness-maker with thir
teen apprentices; there are three
boys in the printing of lice under
competent instruction, and two bak
ing bread.
All boys not under instruction at
trades, have been required to work
periodically under the direction of
the farmer.
The progress, willingness to work
and desire to learn, on the part of
the boys in their several occupa
tions, have been very satisfactory.
Being guided and watched by com
petent mechanics, the quality of the
work turned out challenges com
parison. The blacksmith and wagon-maker
in addition to fitting up
the shops and getting ready for work
has made a number of plows, har
rows and other implements, has
done all our repairing, horse and
mule shoeing, and has constructed
one carriage and two spring wagons
suitable for agency use.
In the harness shop the boys have
developed a special capacity. We
have made 55 sets of double wagon
harness, and three single sets of car
riage harness.
in the tin shop, we have manufac
tured 177 doz of tinware, consisting
of buckets, cofiee pots, tea pots, pansr
etc., and in addition have repaired
our roofs, spouting, etc, to the ex
tent of about a months work for the
instructor and apprentices.
Two of the boys in the printing
oflice are able to set type and assist
in getting off our school paper, print
ing lessons &c, and one of them is
so far advanced as to edit and print
a very small monthly paper, which
he calls the "School News," and
which has won many friends for tho
Our bakers make good wholesome
breadf in quantities sufficient to sup
ply the 'school.
In all these several branches of la
bor we found capacity and industry
mtticiont to warrant tho assertion
that the Indian, having equal chan
'os, may take his place and meet
successfully the issues of competi
tion with his white neighbor.
The discipline of the school has:
been maintained without difficulty,
and punishments have been called
for but infretiientlj When offenses,
have been serious enough to demand
severe punishment, the cases have
jzenerally been submitted to a court
of the older pupils, and this has
proved a most satisfactory method.
The above is only a part of Capt
Pratt's report, as the whole docu
ment is too long for our space.
Sixty thousand pounds of gold
bars was taken from the open mar
ket of. London and sent to America,
on the 27th ultimo.
DeLesseps says : ul have greater
confidence in the Panama canal
than T have in the Suez canal. The
Atlantic and Pacific breezes will
make it the healthiest region in tho
world. There are already exeaya
vators made which will excavate 300
cubits an hour, and everything nec
essary is ready to start the work;
A half interest in the Columbus,
O., Daily Times has been purchased
by John G. Thompson, and upon the
exj)iration of his term as sergeant
at-arms of the lower house of con
gress, Thompson will devote his en
tire attention to journalism. Tho
design is to make the Times thc
central organ of Ohio Democracy.
There is now about $85,000,000 in
gold bullion standing to the credit
of the United States treasurer,
out of which it has been de
cided to coin monthly $10,000,000,
of denominations of $5 and $10. No
gold coins of less denomination
than $5 will be coined at present. If
is thought this will be continued un
til the $85,000,000 of bullion on hand
is worked up.
K. C. Journal : The fact has come
out that two treaties have been
juygot.iatejl with China. In the first
the Chinese government yields to
the opposition developed here to tho
immigr.'ition'of Chinamen, and vir
tually agrees that the existing treaty
may be so moderated as to give the
United States government control
of the matter. The second treaty is
one of commerce, and will be con
sidered as part of the first, since it
makes certain commercial conces
sions to the Chinese, which, while
not so characterized, are in the na
ture of a return for the agreement
on the. part of China to resfrictioi.
of immigration to tho United Stnto.v.

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