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lot 1 Jk fcra ""- "' 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' v XLU.