Cheyenne Transporter. (Darlington, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 15, Ed. 1, Friday, May 15, 1885 Page: 1 of 10
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"Geo. W. Mafkbt Proprietor.
JAI'B MllUlUTT Local IvlitOI.
Thoio Is an unusually heavy calf crop en our
ranges this spring.
Tlio Winnebago Indians are 011 the war path
and the citizens of the :urroun.ing country are
aiming themsolves for the emergency. A nies-
nigohas beoisent Cccietary Lnir.ar aWng him
In tho name o Justice to r:otect the bettors.
Darlington Indian Territory : May 16 1885.
Tho general round-up or the ringes In this vi-
cinity is pion-csslr.gn'.-Hy .though' be hoys have
experienced considerable Nulweatlnr for over a
week. Tho main tc j is.... w worl-'i'S down tho
rlvor whllo tho sub ;i i-i.n3 we Lv.eeplng the
rangos In various part. i r 'he icaulry.
rPXJtmmJi-J.Tmt-THi'35.L i u. m&ntiwrBieapt:
Tho Ball and Bsuiquab.
Tauuiju jjia jwHttBJimJii'.ncipcguaiua bbjh "mjjjhi uroen
jjumju61.ju iXJrjjmnjj jjumu'-iin
It scorns that tho norUiun Chenrmo Indians
on the ltoscbud Uesorvalioii In Mor.tniia aro not
1 Ping pioperly fed. At U nM that I. ihe complaint
mr.de by the slochmwi vbo.e herds of cattle are
mado to suffer ly the Khort; co of lod on tho res-
ervatlon and tho consequent depredations of tho
red men. Tho departmcr.t baa be.-n applied to to
Investigate tho matter. A prrtlon of these In-
dians were removed inm tho ten tiorj two years
auo and It Is roasonubi-1 to suppose that thej are
sick of their bargaiu.
Anew town in Team fn timed Quenah af"r
the Comanche ?hlef f tbit name. Quenah was
a son of CyntWa Ann Uaikcr who.a capttucd
by tho Indians vl"-n c tint j cars old art' became
tho wife of PrctocNocf !'.' 'i Comanchoohlcr. In
isnn nitor beuiir 'h tbo Indians twenty-ilvo
years the Texas mhw ' : ''J :' -1ul Second
United Stales Ci.vaiJ". icvered her. the wni
never leconcilcd win ' ' "!ctlo. and tried to re-
turn to the in iaus .1 jae left tvso boys. Que-
iiali and another who rdieiv.ards tiled. She liv-
ed but a Uttlo over a y ar after her recapture and
Preloc hor husband v.hen he found showas held
a captive by tho wiru i went into mourning as If
sho weie dead and uia Lot. survive her a treat
It was given on tho evening of the 4th. by the
society people of tho Agency In honor of the de-
parture from the Post tf the officers and la'los.
Tuo oftloors and ladles had been stationed a num-
ber of years at Reno during which tlmo thoy gave
bulls and t parties for: the Agoney folks on various
occasions and of course the Indebtedness to them
was realized on tho part of our Agency people
The troop all coming In from Oklahoma prepara-
tory to bblng removed north the officers wero In-
vited to attend tho party given In their honor. Tho
night was certainly a very pleasant one and by
nine o'clock quite a throng of people had gathered
to participate in tho fostlvltles or this honoied oc-
casion. .The hall was very tastily decorated with
Lunting and In every way looked very pietty re-
flecting crelll upon the committee having It In
charge. The ball was Inaugurated with some
twenty couples on tho Uoor. Dancing was contin-
ued until 12 o'clock when an elegant spread was
given and disposed of to good advantage. Tho re
freshments consisted of almost everything under
the Pirn 1. e. good to eat. and everyone relished
them to tho fullest extent. Tho ladles having tho
banquet in charge received many words of praise
In doing their parts. To tho Individual elloits or
the young gentlemen was also duo much credit for
general assistance. Tho music furnished was
first-class and to tho minutest detail tho parly was
the most enjoyable ono ever j. Ivon In the Agency.
Col. and Mrs. Dyer were host and hostess and thoy
being model ontoi Miners nothing that would add
to the enjoyment of the occasion wai left uudone.
At one o'clock occurred the leave taking and ma-
ny God-speed wishes were tendered the departing
officers nnd ladles of Ft. Reno.
The Ktiwo andlOnasrog.
"Cattlemen In Sen AU'..o are seriously dis-
cussing the adYisflb.".'.. : d Mn to He dwwited
ten Itory oi Greer cti.nty i otwithblundlng the re-
cent declaration of wai mado by a half a dozen
cattle kings who no "lowhrj rich off ho frco
giass In flat count . u is uiidently expected
turn sftvmal mine in ; i .'.ill he si.nL'd as soon as
the giass Is better 1 img They propose to
dlvldotheplJ.ee evm !! thiy i.uelo fight for It.
Vciy fewe: tt'e t: : -u :n .' e be n effected re-
cently as the cwr.: aie i.m disposed to sell at
the i u nous price t (; red :7.B0 to $8 being about
tho best prlcf s fieri" 1 lr y urllngs.'
Tho above is foun ' In a "p ckil from San Anto-
nio dated the nth In' t vJ tell3 its own story.
We should like to Mi'iw ( t these v. an lor.' who
would violate so noanv v . 1. 1:; own and ie" ?nlzed
laws of the iauges v. inch wu-d hold to mo? t ad-
vantageous position to fbjht. There will bono
pait of tho Panhandle oumm ns quarantine
giound and stock ownois ruined.- Texas Fuuhan-tlle-
-icor the benoilt of those of our oattlomen who
contemplate going to South Amorlca to engage In
tho cattle business wo copy tho following from a
letter which appears in the Northwestern Llvo
Stock Journal from thut country. Tho letter is
dated Buenos Ayers S. A. Feb. 24 ami we copy It
only In part :
'Stock raising Is tho principal lndustiy of tho
entire country and stock Is very cheap now. Good
three year old steors can bo bought at from SH to
rue cuttle lnnrkut
Journal threi-dc i ;
been found :nd ;.t)
a Texas Is stiffening up con-
d ".und Xor joung cattle Is
i n ncvlcu 'MMiesof the
hlng U He '
tutJons nertin given rtiuiiebt'x' ; r "
lug small lots addrtl. There am Ln.erj .cru a'.i
or9(Uo8tH;earliDgi ai dlwos dclivcad Jnth.
Nation Ju.l BOu.hoCiieKHiitr.-. Hup and they
claim Unit they a;v iw 'iJisingaockonsueUaua-BlK-
but we fall t fba ...u cue confessing to hav-
ing recently irr.d a I J U for delivery of stoeU on
such teims. i?o 1 m j.- '..a can Icaru tin juoUttloiw
based ui.on act'ju! tj icilons are as tul1 ws:
i toMl dt Uvued at J v. wt.tti
iyOfj;. tuch w.yf jcurl-i gs
H4 4'wUtb between Waco
liR h r ' -u a wdtffoa. n'ost
DfH u.ii and SI 7. f0 for
Hnm.d !( ' ot
ni'rt hh . " i
fil( (l.i! L )
pni iii 1to
crn.trl i loflfllp
twos di' 4t& ft
Pni lun .WfM
twos : '..
the it t
nco of w
h ud Initm
'? ;e bujn
;;rtvdo of slock and
i nd twos S2 higher
u;d no yearlings and
-850 ami lM2.no.
filing hut between
Hre nftbar.iM of sell-
1 11 ; u eftUle the aot
. :i. certain it Is
undent u iiun-
o v. f.rou! tfterln
SUper head; sheen OOcts to SI. national money.
If a man wants to start In the stock business heio
now Is the time to do it especially on small capital.
1 don't third; there will ever bo such a chance here
again. Owing to tho depression In tho value of
national currency of the country American gold is
at a premium of 42 per cent and Koing up all the
lime. This is all owing to some largo loins the
government got f'om England to build railroads
and make other improvements throughout tho re-
public. Bui this will not last longyfor this Is a very
entorprlslng countiy and this littlo crisis In money
matters Is slmllur to those wo have in tho United
Slates and olng lo tho largo cmmigmtlon from
Europe to this country and the great amount of
frozen meat being shipped to Europe stock Is
bound to bilng better prices In a short tlmo.
Land Is also very cheap but Is going up all the
lime It being woith now from S500 to SI 000 per
league. A league Is three miles square. This Is
tho beet country I know of for a man with capital
ho long as hind win bo bought for SfiOU per league
with a tine grass as ono ever saw In tho United
.sat:s and a two jear old stcor can bo bought Tor
.. the hldo alone wcith $4.n0. and the wool on a
tdicep worth nearly as much at one theailng as tho
shcop cofet. But a man without capital had better
stuj In tho Unit l States lor this U no place to
work for wages. One can hire the best Pious for
12 por montij as.d the ranohoros havo fiom .'10 to
;; -u ov.lng lo the slz. of the ranch. Ono man has
liou l'lons having a ery oxtetihivo ranch llo has
1KH) '-Uiiro miles very hoavily slocked M'lx 250
OCw J:ul of cattle 1H.OO0 sboep. and 152001)
h3id of l;ar -h. .V()!J() of tim last ment oued be-
ing fine 1' t'l in tre-i. Bjidoa. Messrs. E Ca-
sey 8 B. iJ.il!. ?! Duj;.n and others are ut as
extensive stock ovnors ai air. Onoewny.
Suntijiy our Agoney ifedved a visit .from Ilovr.
LawrlaTatum and John F. ar.irdock bolh'or th o
Society of Friend. Lawrlo Tatu.n at one tlmo
was Agont for tho Kiowus Connnchos and Wlchl-
tus biU ho now has chargo of tho missionary
Holds of the Quakor ohurch. The latter gentleman
has boon stationed as missionary among tho Kaws
and Oauges for some time and while horo he gavo
us some facts concerning thoo tribes. ThoICaw
tribe Is rapidly dlm'nlshlng their number having
dwindled irom ovor 1000 to about 200 In los
than ten years. Tholr sanitary condition Is qery
deplorablo and Mr. Siardock Is of tho opinion
that thoro is little or no hope of rosculng them
from tholr present downward march. Of'or than
a small annuity (something Hko $i.:j por capita per
annum) tho Kaws roeelvo no suppoit fiom tho
government. Thoy are fast learning tho advan-
tage or farming and many of thorn practice It on
a small scalo. The surplus portion of their reser-
vation has been leased for gr.izlng purposes by
cattlemen which also glvos them a neat revonue
that thoy would not' otherwise get. WrJ.Polloujc
and J. N. Floror are the Iesseo3 and their range Is
under fence. They stocked tholr range late last
fall with thiough cattle and our Informant says
the loss from povery the last winter was very heavy.
This Is tho case throughout the territory ranges.
To rolurn to our subject although tho Kaws still
cling to their old superstllloiu ideas and barbar-
ous customs tho larger portion of them llvo In
houses crude log huts of course mado by them-
selves. In giving tholr children to tho schools
they are"not."so obstinate as some 'other til'oes ab
nearly all their children of proper ago are kept
school somo at Chilocco Lawrence and Cards le .
Thoy also have sixty children In tho Agency schoo 1
of which Prof. D. D. Keelor Is supoilntendent.
Mr. Keeler has been a number of years In tho ser-
vice and hejs noted as an efficient worker. Mrs.
Aniuij IIOHg Is one of tho teacheis and a recent
letter.fromthare to tho'CiiKvr.KNE Tkansi'oiitjsh
states that her woik among the Indian children Is
as "puto as gold." Sho Is a sister to Mr. V7. T.
Darlington of this Agency and will long bero-
mojjtberod by tho favorable Impression mado on
our reoplo whllo on her visit hero last summer.
Tilt-re fs only ono storo at tho K.iw Agency Mr.
Tho?. Finney being tho trader. Tom and tho
writer hereof woro "chums" together about eight
years ago when wo wero "captain" on n steamor
whllo he tilled the position of "mato." WO'aro
pleased to hear that he now enjoys a prosperous
business and hope.ho may never bo compelled to
seek steam-boating for a livelihood .
The Osage reservation adjoins tho ICa.va on the
oust both being undor the supervision of one
Agent Mtjor L. J. Miles. Tho two Agoncles are
thirty miles apart. Agon1: Miles has had chargo
of tho two tribes for seven years and ho being a
gentleman of progressive Ideas his Indians havo
made a gioat advancement t.ward civlllntlon dur-
ing his administration. The Kaws and Gauges
wero originally oue trllw a division having boon
made in early years how far back no ono knows.
In going on a war expedition a portion ol tho tribe
deol led to not accompany the more brave and the
rem lining band In the O-iiigo language was nam-
ed "Kaws" tho Impart of which Is "coward i." It
was probably an unwise move on the part of the
Kaws. for the Osagos continued battlo against the
whlloSf cettlng as a compromise from tho govern-
ment an immense booty of land t.hllo tho peacea
ble Kaws wero treated to a much smaller tract or
land. The Osages are to-day a wealthy people
while tho Kaws are In a comparatively dobtltuto
condition financially and otherwise. Aside from
a largo cash annuity tho lormer named tribe aluo
locolve a ntco Income from tholr grazing lesources
by means of louse to stockmen. Mr. MarnocU
says there are no loss than 100 houses on the
Osage reservation that are occupied by lndl ans
which Is evidence that they are abandoning the
teepee and living more in conformity with the
wajs of tho whites. They also take kindly to their
school privileges nnd thelnchlldren are of a su-
perior class of ludlan children. The trlbo num-
bers between 1 00 and 2000 and their ba'uuv
condition is excellent.
The ways and customs or th3 Indian are -in
deed very crude and furnish an interesting itu iy
for tho curious. Whllo the Indians are cjucjded
as being an Indolent people tho s:tma should not
bo applied to Indian woman lor thoy are nnylliJnp
but that. By dropping In at a camp ono Invnrl.ibly
llnds the fomalo portion of tho family engtgednt
somo kind of work preparing rood cirlng tor the
ponies doing bead work making moccasins dress-
ing skins or work or tills kind. To say that tho
bucks (men) arc indolent puts It very lightly aJ all
tho work about a oamp Is p:rformod by squaws.
Tho greater portion of a sqmw's tlmo la occupied
In making moccasins which are mado of skin and
Vail;? preparing the skin bolng tho moat difficult
pari of tho task. Tho skin Is put through a pecu-
liar process first the-squaw soaks It nn stronft
solution ovor nUhl. Tho next d-iy ahe takoa It out
and hangs It ovor a largo stick ono end of whloh
is planted firmly on tho ground tho othor sho
leans hard against and rcrapus the skin from her
so as to let tho hair fall away from hor. Tho slcln
Is moved along tho slick and the scraping Is kept
up until all tho hairs are removed. Tho-'skirt la
thon sti etched over a frame made of slicks. Tho
squaw fastens tho skin to tho frame by making
holes In It at Intervals puts strings through and
Mmteho? It to the frame. Sho thon lakes aoort off
knire similar to n chopping knlfo and scrapeif ail
the water sho can from the skin. Thon sho takes
it rrom tho frame and takes tho trro corners diag-
onally opposite fastens ono tightly lo a Hiring
stake and twists tho oth?r nrouud a short stick) so
as to get a firm hold and thon she twists the shin
until It Is all In a knot and thin iroed ai iriuelf us
possible from water. Sho then stroiches It again
In tho frame and rubs It dilllgently with a rough
.tono. When this Is dono tho skin Is soft and
velvet Hko ami of a cream white color. " 1 f tiioy
wish it yellow thoy smoke It. Tho smoking Is ac
complished by making a hole In tho ground 'im!
ting In small bits of bark but no blnzo. Thos' '."
Is tolded together like a bag nnd then 'wo cdrifr -
of ono end of tho bag are fastened to stCJjos tl.c
other ond hang3 over the hole iu such U marMe:
as to admit tho 3inok. The lower end of tho bag
gots a darker tint clmn ths upper which Ih no dis-
advantage as somo articles aie in btttjr taste mado
of a paitlcular polkm ot Yfia Mti. After ."ooIdf
tho Indian woman to this kind of tedious w"k I-
cannot be said that she Is la..
Poker for Cattle.
The Kansas City pap rs ult oi a game of poke:
played recently In Unit city between Al.ijor Druinni
nnd a Toxan . Tho Texan hid no money but plebty
of euttlo and an hnmensodoslreto pluy poker with
tho Major Tho lattor is known around the sl6ctt
yards for his great nitural resuurcos and ho swbpt
away tho seeming y Insunnountible diilloultybr
proposing a gui"3 of ono st8er ante two stebrc
comonnd no Hint. Thoy play on ihls i-asls : Bbtli
came in nnd the ime opened with four stoerJjit
the table. Mnjo: Drumm drew two tens mil caught
an unexpected ' ill while tho gentleman from Tex-
as struck a bobtail snag ami pi o 1 oat. The third
was a Jack pot and it took threo deal3 to opunIt.
The Texan Onally drew two i.'.cks aud openod toe
pot with a lino bleeding bull which ootiulod l:
Major Drumm covered this with llvo steel's And a
two year old heifer and wont him twelve hotter.
The gentleman from Texas who drew theiwul'n
cows and wont liriy steers twenty two year Ok
heifers four bulls aud twenty-five. heifers bc:'.yr
Major Diuinin looked at his hand and placed op
ou the Ublo six fine Aldtrtu-j o f lUo !mp i'"i
Durham bulls ono hund .4 " t- fed two)-;u
olds fllly i'tlme to m Hum i; i . I- 4 Ooiora lo hul
bieed steers wllh i ' lit .T i 'i many yfldftif.
to cover the bo: bill. Thy T it. iaCo l-!s hc-r
pood U:h an oven -ju Texas h Jr i "ecd and toa
Scotch polled cattle fomteen musLings andftae-
tion ol i'exas l.md aud called- Major Drnmiu hik'
threo aces and put in his pock 1 7ft0 Steora. huU
ors etc and a big stock rancb. 0 no; ORttltuSb
The Oklahoma boomers have moved their eamp
fmm ArtrnriHHH ()tv to HnlttwAll. tvlmrn thr will
Water Is plenty all over this country but ood Is i lMreftflor m;lke lIae. oatIquir:eM.
tt little sc.iree. The p-"! rulse peach uee.s fv'r !
weod BvorytlHPg looks old n-ui fi oie not
speaking the Sranlsh latr.-.u gy It Is very haul to
get along as there Is vtry littto Kngiiuh bjioken
1 kuowsnue Wyoming cowboys that camo here
and soon got disgusted. Tbey did no: get out of
town but sold their saddles aud went baei; at onto.
Tjo Indian beef couwact lor ih Agency the
coming year has been awarded to W U. Uburu
the former contractor. Hlavens was awarded the
contract to supply tho Klo.uis Cojimnelm'i and
Wlelutus with luet.
;icted vt'ry wliitL
. . . "r.fes.
In :0 dying fui it U no
With a very small capl-
" mWWS!UlMi d J
A fhlm? column ot :ioo man from BuUlaTord had
.i.l. ii iii. .... I .il ...if.. lt. ... ma t1 .-if
ll lio-ll Vl'.U 11- I I'll 11 UIIWwl MIO VUIIURUH
PoundmaUer en Him -Uti lust. The U mad inns
1. 4t:osne2o mm und the ludutu 50. Kfti
uUs foy tUe Baagtrs
In this iusue appear the a ivertl lenient o Wa-
ter B. Treadwell of PrMneet Park llrper coUn
ty. Ktusjti m which hjooVr for sto 110 bUV
grudo bulls. Thebu N are out ot thorougbbrtk:
und high giide r lion horn eow. and by the tlnw.
port of lboroughored bull. T"w are drtdahc
ral'edatProspeit Pnn and wlntereilua iftrk-
buttalogmsH pa-taw with nt shelter nnd wur
fed enough corn to keep them tr.ng nd rwrtli
Runninfl out as Him btt?e gives theai ; f al
makes tueiu an kttlft buuek of oulM oii a i ifn
odfor the range. They are offered t fupo
head unu iho utUi -iu. v.uld di wi'd't
cwn pond with Mr Treadwi-U. d Ahojjrtffto
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