The Daily Democrat. (Anadarko, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1, Friday, January 25, 1907 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Democrat
ANADARKO CADDO COUNTY OKLAHOMA JANUARY 25 1907.
LOCAL INDIAN LORE
General Custer and His Celes
brated 7th Cavclry Wipes
Out Black Kettle's Band
of Chcyennes and
A few yonrs af tor tho Civil "War
the various bands of Prnirio In-
diana did their hellish work in
murdering defenseless settlers in
Kansas and Nebraska and troops
Bent Rgainst thorn wero usually
too slow to overtake these roving
bands of marauders. Finally
the oomplaints o( murderud sot-
tiers captured women and vast
amounts of property destroyed in
wagon trains became too loud
even for tho Washington politi-
cians and something iad to be
done. There was one mnn in tho
service who was surely to bo de-
pended upon to do things that
was General fJheridan. And he
in his turn picked upon Cusier
the rough rider of tho Shonan-
doad Valley. The 7th cavalry
was orderea from Fort Riley to
tuko up tho trail of tho Indians;
but even this fine body of men
composed of seasoned vetorans
of tho Civii War was rarely able
to got within Bhooting distance of
tho wiloy foe. However accord-
ing to Sboridun's tactics tho In-
dians were allowed no rest
neither night nor day and thoy
retreatod towards the fastnesses
of tho Wichita mountains. Im-
mediately upon their arrival in
camp onthe Washita about 18
miles above Anadarko a fright-
ful blizzard set in the worst
known for years covering tho
ground with two feet of snow.
This from an Indian standpoint
made all traveling and campaign-
ing impossible and the red war-
riors deemed themselves entire-
ly secure being Beparatod from
their relentless pursuers by forty
miles of snowy waBte. Teepes
wero put up and the braves en-
joyed a Beason of visiting ond
Not so Custer. Ho recognized
his opportnnity. Eight compan-
ies of the 7th cavalry accompan-
ied by the regimental band st rt-
ed from Fort Supply early in
February 1868 plodding through
the deep snow and carrying
soanty rations of forage and pro-
visions. The party was led by
trusty guides who picked their
way by the distant mountain tops
of tho Wiohitas. About mid-
night tho command prrived with-
in throo miles of the Indian camp
and there it halted. The troopers
standincr at the heads of their
horses ond trying to keep from
freezing by stamping in tho deep
snow fires being prohibited.
About five in the morning the
command started towards tho In-
dian camp. After making Borne
two miles and crossing a shelter-
ed valley it was thrown into con-
fusion by a rush which wa3 first
supposed to be tho Indians but
only turned out to b a vast herd
of Indian ponies. These wero
tatten charge of and driven to
Contrary to Indian cuscom tho
weather being eo Bevero and no
enemy expooted these ponies
wero left without night herders.
Just about sunrise the wind
had entirely gone down and tho
sun rose upon u clear sky.
Everything was sparkling in
crystal:) of ioo and snow. The
command was drawn up three or
four hundred yards from the In-
dian oump whion was still rest-
inc in the deepest slumber and
true to Custer's tpectacular nat-
ure the oharge was Bounded and
to th pti'rhg 8'rains f the band
OF THE WASHITA
tho troopers dashed amongst the
teepes shooting down tho naked
savages as thoy loft their couahos.
The command reformed and
charged again and again shoot-
ing at overything living in sight.
By thip timo tho savagos ralliod
and put up quito a spirited fight.
Tho Indian Right's Society of
Philadelphia afterwards olaimod
and charged it as a high crime
that amongst tho reported Indian
warriors killed woro many pquaws.
This is no doubt true but inau-
muHi as tho rquaws always did
their share of the fighting there
seems to havo boen no great
harm done. What Indians woro
not killed wero put to flight and
a littlo later on thoy woro joined
by another band camped u little
lower down in tho undorbrush.
The united band then drew up in
battlo array showing fight again
outnumbering the soldiers throo
to one. But true to hid usual
tactics Custor mado another
ohargo to tho strains of martial
music and tho dusky foe think-
ing discretion tho better part of
valor scattered to the four winds.
Some hundred and fifty dead
Indians wero loft in tho blood-
soaked snow. Tho rest of them
were rounded up and returnod to
their reservation. In the camp
wero found eight white women aB
prisoners. Three o theso had
been butchered by tho squaws
and five wore resoued. Those
prisoners wore found in a dread
ful state having suffered name-
This was f he last fight to amount
to anything in this section and it
taught tho Indians a wholesome
and much needed lesson.
By an old soldier.
"The Villiage Vagabond"
The scenery for Robert Sher
mans now production "The ViN
lage Vagabond"? is said to be
very beautiful and ' tho people
will be eiven an onnortunitv to
judge for themselves as the pro-
duction complete will be so seen
at Opera Houbo. Prices for the
engagement hore will bo only CO
35 and 25 cents.
School Land for
Sale Or Trade
Quarter section six miles from
town of 8000 people. 130 acres
in cultivation 140 tillable two
room house; granary chicken
house six acres good bearing
orohard living water in small
oreek several good springs well
of finest soft water railrord with
flag station and shipping depot
at one corner of farm; 30 aoreB
rioh valley land; remainder roll
ing upland; good for corn wheat
or.cotton; will trade for city pro-
perty Price 81150.000.
5 Gt d w Baldwin & Gibus.
Don't fail to meet "The Villago
Vagagond" at the Opera House
It will only cost you 50c 35o and
Mrs. D. H. Heevner of Okla-hom-
Citywho hua been visiting
friends in the city and attended
tho Dinkier-CogginH wedding re-
turned home this morning.
We hinted in Tuesday's issue
that wo had retained a rhymester
on our staff; and it will be pre-
oetved that he has busted loose.
We think he could have chosen
a more happy sutjeot to work
himself inio a poetic(?) frenzy
I I 3
booui. una we purpose w muzzie
him in case that our readers take
his verses ill
ON THE COAL FAMINE
Here we sing a littlo ditty
S.'id and low solt and slow
Of a cold n nd darkened city
That we know.
For our bosom swells with pity
And we just cannot bo witty;
Instead wo find ourselves real litty
In the snow.
In the north boliold a blizzard .
Ronring highJutytntiug high
It strikes a chilf'into your gizzard
And you My e Av.
To your coal bin without coal
And you wish with ttjl your aotil
You could crawl intjftfi hole
And there lie.
So you hie you to a $)aler
You must buy one inust buy;
And wave a ten-spot 'u a feeler
(with a sigh)
The dealer tells you not today;
Hm has coal ordered -ton the way
On a siding up at Verdon two weeks out
of. Ohickasha- '
Our way-bills ho.
Meanwhilo 't iB growing colder
Every minute every hour
Makes you cower
In your homo without a lire
Till you almost could desire
To find heat on funeral pyre
Had you the power. '
Without any inclination throw
bouquets at oursolf We venture to
call your attention to tho Weekly
issue yestorday. It is not nearly
so good as wo wish to mako our
future numbers and we have no
cause to feel ashamed of this
number. Keep your eye on the
Weekly you will find it the beat
investment for your "dollar in tho
whole city of Anadarko.
Tho A. T. & S. P. railway is
arranging to let loose smeSOS-
000000 in stock and bondB and
tho legislature of tho state of
Kansas is moved fo uBk tho pur-
poses for increasing the bonded in
debtedness of tho road from S00-
000 to 890000 per milo. The
legislature takes the position that
if the money is to bo used in
betterments there is no objection
On February 1 3 1 907 1 will offer for sale
to the highest bidder through the United
States Indian Agent at Anadarko Okla.
The EV of NEJf Sec. 21 Twp 7 N Range 10 X.
Bids to bo opened at the-Agency at 2:00 P. M.
This land adjoins the townsite of Anadar-
ko on the south; an ideal addition to the
townsite for residence lots.
Sold Vader Special Act of Congress
The only land adjoining the town of Anadarko
available for townsite purposes. A proposition
worth investigating. For information call on
or Address J. P. Ulackmox U. S. Indian Agt.
Anadarko. Okla. or
OTTO WELLS Allottee
Jan. 24-4. Anadarko Okla
to allowing tho issue of tho sec
uritioBf but if any water is to go
into tho proposition then Kansas
is opposed to the scheme. It is
more than probable that wo shall
find governmental supervision a
failure beoause of railroad-
owned senators aud legislature
But those of us who are young
men will live to see the govern-
ment operating and owning the
railroads of the United states
and Mr. Bryan's position justifi-
ed. Government ownership is a
failure only in that it breeds no
Harriman8 and Hills and vast
increases of inflated credit that
must be swotted out of a people
already feeling the pinch ii tho
changing conditions of Amorioan
The show tonight iB go.ng to
bo fine don't stand baokbeouuse
it is going to a little cool.
This morning tho delivery toam
of tho Hammort & Ayers grocory
store got loose from the delivery
boy at tho storo and ran afl far
as Guy Gilletto's home whero
Mr. Gillette caught them. Noth
ing was uroKon and no one was
Freight Train Wrecked
Ytsterdy afternoon freight
train No. Id wont in tho ditoti
bstwoen Gotobo and theKomalty
on the Mangum branch onusing
the ouat bound train to be one
hour and forty minutes late
Fortunately no one was hurt.
E. E Callahan of Woatherford
has boen chosen Amociutional
Missionary foi Caddo county by
l.uo Territorial Baptist Associa-
tion. His duty is to hold ser-
vices in ohurchos thr havu no
ministers and t organlz
churches throughout the county.
Adding New Machinery
O. Kunkel and Sottp pnpr.o-
tors of tho Anadarko Flour and
Milling company at tlna place
aro adding new machinery to
thoir alroady well oquipped mill.
Thoy aro now putting in a now
corn sheller Btoring bins corn
dumps and a new olovator and
expeot to add more in a few
Tho funeral servicoa of Evelyn
the littlo daughter of Mr.
Mrs. S. G. Hurley wero held
this afternoon at 2 o'clock at tho
rosidenco after whieh tho body
was intered in the city cemetery
Tho Redmen and Euglo LodgoB
both of which Mr. Hurley is a
member had charge of tho body
and a largo number of friends
followed tho romains to thoir
last resting place.
Mrs. Kunkle Entertains
Yesterday oyoning Mrs. E. A.
Kunklo entertained tho ladies of
tho Missionary Society of tho
Presbyterian church at her
beautiful home on East Broadway
in the honor of Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Cunningham returned
missionaries from Afrioa. Mr.
and Mrs. Cunningham gave Borne
very interesting talks about the
missionary conditions in Afrioa
and also about their exporionoe
They al6o Bang songs in the
French-Congo dialect and a
most interesting and useful eve-
ning was spent after which re
freshments of coffee fvl wafers
Mrs. Myrtle Hodges of Grace
mont is in the oity thtd week
taking the teachers examination.
Miss Mae Oglesby of Eakly.
and Miss I'ourl Scribbins of Ft.
Cobb aro tho guosts of Misa
Maude E. Widaman for a few
Miss Lillio Miles of Barming-
hum Alabamu arrived in tho
oity this morning. She was sum-
moned hore by tho death of her
niece Evelyn tho duughter of
Mr. and M.o. S. G. Ilurloy.
WAN 1 ED At once response
bio representatives buainubs
getters in every county in
Texas Oklahoma and Indiun
territory by popular daily news-
paper. Splendid proposition
good pay permanent incoao to
steady competent workers
Fortune knocking ut your door.
The chance of a lite-Mmn for
real live cnes. Others need not
4 4c P. 0 Fox 657
IT. W ORTii Tex
RATES ON COAL
Rock Island Makes Fifteen Cent
Cut Mines to Oklahoma
City Eighty Cents to
Guthrio Okla. Jnn. 24. -Attorney
General Cromwell tonight
rocelved from the Rook Island
railroad company a now rt
sheet oh mge reduoing freight
rut oe on coal from tho Hartford
and other Arkansas mines tho
the Wilbur ton and othor MoAl-
II iter district mines and the
Henrietta group of inins in
Indian Territory to Oklahoma
ptfnts. The average roduution
i 38.1 centH for ton or an v-
rage of $11 0 por oar on 40-
ton oars. It runs from a 15 oenfc
reduction for Guthrie Oklaho-
ma City and aovoral othor points
o 80 cents at Mangum thsfarth
08i point wobt affooted.
Tho now rato becomes offtct-
ivo in 80 days but JuJue Crom-
well will ruquoat lib mioiediato
A himilar ra'o it is said is be-
ing prepared by tho St. Louis
and San Francisco Railway
Thoro is no indiotion in tho
abovo dispatch that Anadarko
will bo favored in the roduotion
However wo hopo our pooplo
will got somo relief.
Address on Africa
Rev. J. S. Cunningham
has boen in our midst thu nast
l month and who has boen mak
ing a lour of the Presbytery in
behalf of Foreign Miboions will
soon return to his work in Africa
He has everywhere been onthus
instioally rooeivod and line boon
favored with large audioncea.
The El Rono prosa has this to
say of hini : "Mr. Cunningham
is u speaker of much moro than
ordina ry ability and his address
was listoned to with tho olosoet
attention. At tho Young Poo
nln'a mnnHniv in tlm nffA.nnnn
ho spoke again and oxhibitod a-
large number of curios arlioles-
from tho Dark Continont ex-
plaining thoir purpose and use.-
The mooting was largely altondV
ed overflowing into tho Sunday
Sohool room. All w ho were so
fortunate as to hoar Mr. Cunning
ham wero highly entertained "
Mr. Cunningham will leoture
to the people of Anadarko Sab-
bath morning and afternoon in
the Prosbyterian churoh and
Sabbath night in tho Methodic
At the afternoon meeting ho
will exhibit a number of African
curios to illustrate his lecture .
Tho publio ure cordially invit-
ed to any and &U of those ser
Tho teachers examination now
in progross at tho Court House is
progressing nicely. Most of the
waoners ure about through and
have made good stundingin their
The following aro tho namos of
tho teachers in attendance:
Garnet Divore Lova Laird C.
Maud Bryan Nolly Murphy
Allio B. Stewart Annio A. Robin-
son Mollio Mulone Blanche
Seely J. M. Cochran J. Harrison
Myrtle Ervin Buoiuh Coleman
F. M. Miller Graoo Tennyson
Pearl ScribbinB T. B. Abbott
Myrtle W'Haon Graoo Cosloy
Carrio Young L E. Davis Ru-
eel Reeoe Myrtle Hodgo Graoo
Chandler Pearl Hughes May
Oirlesby L A. Fuliu j.
Franklin und O. V. iuyior.
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