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DARLINGTON, I. T., JAN. 10, 1882.
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Tbxjro 1s nothing so gar,
Am when dnriug May
Tn Btockraen nro having1 their rourrt-up,
Ho longer In carap,
And In mud houses duuipt
fbo jolly oow boys are bound up.
Tho Mexican poiyy
He looks proud and tony,
And ieettis to feel winter Is over;
Otres u d . . for his master,
And runs nil tho faster,
Mm ia amelling tbo gruas and the cloverv
And many k bcabl
U lAtor shipped East
Wliile westward goes many a dollar;
. o ttockinen como all
And dress np In the fall,
Eel nobby from tho feet to the collar.
As tiKaclothingmcn's "Boss"
Is well ftnown Kahn & Sehloas.
Whcro the stocfcmmi till meet and nrc trading
Bo you'll purchase I guess,
At the firm "K. & S-."
Whoo good.1 wear forever wflhout fading;
Kahn k JSohloss,
Oor. JS.CK Avfl.& Main Street.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
COSAND & MOSSER,
J. W. BOUSON,
Contractor & Builder,
7Imo, hair, cement x pku-tor urways tor talo.
J. D. G. Orady,
Civil Engineer, Surveyor & Architect
ARKANSAS CITY, KAN.
nana. Specifications and estimates ftir
.ifihod ut rcasonabla rates.
GOODS, BLANKETS, &c.
Has just received a full line of all
goods usually kept in a first class
Dry Goods Store
and offers them at lowest possible
Buyers will find it to their inter
est to examine his stock and learn
his prices before purchasing.
jKr-Ordovs from the Territory by mall oi
otherwise promptly uttondod to.
M. It. I'LATT.
PLATT & EVANS;
Live .Stock Commission Morcli'nts
KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS,
Nob. 18 & 19 Exchange Buildinc,
Xanana City Mo,
Re Terences Kansas City Banks.
DYKE CREEK HERD,
(Numbering 250 head)
M. K. PLATT, Proprietor,
Hereford, Short-Hern & Clallowav
Stock for Salo & CoxTosponclenco Solicitad.
Arkanoaa City, Kfi.n.
A largo stock of Furnituro constantly on
hand. Ooods sold at the lowest pos
Metalic and Wood Caskets and
Cases constantly on hand.
Ordovs from tbe Territory promptly
Boot & Shoe Maker,
FORT RENO, I. T.
Keeps a good stouk of material constantly
on hand and is fully prepared to do all kinds
of work in his line. Now work and repairing
promptly attended to.
Charges reasonable and all work warranted
P H HTOKK t: C.VTS.
BY .1. II. SEOiSH.
As you have invited me to do so,
1 will try aim write a short article
for each issue of your paper, describ
ing some of the habits, customs and
characteristics of the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe Indians. 1 will also de
scribe the progress they have made
in civilization in the Inst ten years.
Tho history of any people is largely
written in ihe history of their prin
cipal men. so in writing this history
I will let the Indians tell their own
story. If they do not tell a story
that does credit to tlemselves. re
member i hat they are savages.
Little Haven camp into a lodge a
few days ago and found Powder
Face, Tall Bear atid some other
prominent Arnpahocs gambling. lie
said UL am ashamed to see you who
are chiefs and head men in the tribe
spending your time so foolishly and
setting so bad an example before the
young men. 1 am trying to train
my boyr to better ways, but how can
I hope to succeed when the chiefs
clothe things I tell them arc wrong.
We as chiefs should sot the example
to our young men and counsel them
to stem drinking, gambling and all
the cyils associated.' '
While Rented in Wolf Robe's lodge
he handed me the book containing
his accounts with the traders and
asked -me to foot thorn uu and tell
him the amount. He said his boy
had footed it up for him, but that
he could not believe it was right, for
he could not see how his boy should
know more than his father The boy
did not appreciate hi father's opin
ion of his ability and looked over
the figures with inc. The footings
I agreed with thoe formerly made by
i inv, t ue tnin'V i nen ?am. "I
find that 1 am blind and deaf. I
have a book which contains figures.
When T look at the figures they are
the sftinc to mo as if they wore not
there. When you call their names
it is the same as if you had not spo
ken. AVith my bor it is not so he
can call the characters by their
names and tell their value.' I am
now more determined than ever to
keep my boy in school."
When the Cheyennes were at war
with the Pawnees, Black Kettle kill
ed and scalped one of the Pawnees.
Ten years later when out on a buf
falo hunt lie met the identical Paw
nee whom he had thought dead ten
years, but now found alive and well.
But what most puzzled the victo
rious Cheyenne was that his old en
emy vied with any of them in the
size and beauty of his scalp lock.
He had not killed him thoroughly,
and inquiry developed that the fal
len warrior had appropriated the
hair from a horse's tail and worked
it so artfully that the deception was
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Washington Irving says there is a
dee) seated reason why the Semi
nolcs do not learn to read and write,
and relates the following tradition,
which the Indians fully believe :
"We have a tradition handed
down from our forefathers, and we
believe it, that the Great Spirit, when
he undertook to make man, made
tlr black man ; it was his first at
tempt and did pretty well for a bo
ginning, but ho soon saw that he
had bungled ; so he determined to
try his hand again. He did so, and
made the red man. He liked him
much better, but still he was not ex
actly what he wanted. So lie tried
once more and made the white man,
and then he was satisfied. You see,
therefore, that you were made last,
and that is the reason why I call you
my youngest brother.
When the Great Spirit had made
the three men he called them to
gether and showed them three boxes.
The first was filled with books and
map? and papers; the second with
bows and arrows, knives and toma
hawks ; the third with spades, axes,
hoes and hammers. "These, my
sons, said he, arc the means by
which you are to live, choose among
them according to your fancy."
The white man being the favorite,
had the first choice. Ho passed by
the box of working tools without
notice, but when he came to the
weapons for war and the chase he
stopped and looked hard at them.
Tho red man trembled for he had
get his heart on that box. The white
man, however, after looking upon it
for a moment, passed on, and chose
the box of books and papers. The
red man's turn came next and you
may bo sure he seized with joy upon
the bows and arrows and toma
hawks. As to the bhiek man, he
had no choice left but to put up
with the box of tools.
From this it is clear that tho
Great Spirit intended the white man
should learn to read and write ; to
understand all. about tho moon and
stars ; to make everything, even rum
and whiskey. That the red man
should bo a Ivrst rate hunter mid a,
mi'htv warrior, Lei b. w-; ivm in
learn anything from books, as the
Great Spirit had not given him any,
nor was lie to make rum and whis
key lest he should kill himself with
drinking. As to the black man, as
he had nothing but working tools,
it was clear he was to work for tho
white man and the red man, which
he has continued to do. We must
go according to the wishes of tho
Great Spirit or wo shall got into
trouble. To know how to road and
write is very good for white men but
very bad for red men. It makes
white men better but red men worse."
On Christmas Eve at tho Arapa
hoe Mission, Santa Claus came trip
ping in to distribute presents from
the brilliant tree1 to all good Arapa
hoe children. His better half ac
companied him to facilitate the dis
tribution of presents, as the children
all over the land required his atten
tion. As Santa and his fair partner
distributed the presents, joy shone
upon every countenance, demon
strating that presents sent by friends
in the East were fully appreciated
by the recipients. Camp Indians
were in attendance and appreciated
the kindness shown their children.
After the the presents were distrib
uted, the children, forming in lino
and keeping step to music, marched
off to bed, there, no doubt, to dream
bright visions of Santa Claus Hying
hither and thither dropping presents
down the chimneys, and bringing
joy and gladness and a merry Christ
mas to all. May each successive
Christmas grow brighter and bright
er as the age of progress and en
lightenment makes its way among
these benighted people and in time
may they come to realize tho full
import of the day of Christ's birth
to this world. A. 0. W.
To show how the current of events
rs setting, we take the following
from the Kansas City Price Current.
It shows the great interest being
taken in Indian affairs and presages
some permanent settlement of tho
ever vexing question :
Circumstances are rapidly tend
ing toward the opening up of the
Indian Territory. Tho committee on
territories in the Senate last week
reported favorably upon the bill
ratifying the act of the Choctaw
Nation, granting tho St. Louis & San
Francisco railroad right of way
through their lands. Let this road go
through, and others must soon fol
low. The true policy of our govern
ment now is to allot so much land
to the Indians in severalty, and make
it non transferable for a term of years
and compel them to farm it Tho
white population in this country is
increasing so fast, and the means of
communication with even the most
remote sections soJmproved, that it
is imposMble to keep the whites off
of Indian lands. Let the Indian bo
secured in his property, and brought
under the protection of our govern
ment and its laws, and the balamo
of tin? country opened to settlement.
This done, and there will be no moro
trouble about tho changing of reser
vations. Tho Indian can then select
his home for life, and white trot--