r r the rmiw that Im i uncw,
I ir Hi e . It. -.U l -huuiiiu,
1 ur the tuliiti ill ll.i ilii-l.iiu r,
All.! Ihu iiiH.t lht ttc I all tin,
l'ulOul.i.l uiy Kri'lay I')' thn
IXUU.S fill til Al l'llllilUVI ('
iii;t 1.. (In m,
J. I.. MlkkaV.
VIMTA.I.T. UilT m
Th .alh.ual rtjr.
Tho Xiainiiii' I'lirty Iiuh liecii
sui'ti-fu iii tlu lection mi, I will
noon tiiti r into lliu iliwlmri' tf
tho must ri'Koi)hilitt of (luiit'H.
It fluiiilil ever Ipl'iiriic in miml
ly ull men, hers i f tlio ooiiiiiiiinitv
tllllt government, or l!:i' cure of life
1 1 r 1 1 v i tlie ino! iiiipnitaiit
of nil fiinctii'iiH, h bethcr of tli in
,iliviIuul or of u mrty. This jmrty
lutM iiirtilc the community hoiiic i 1 1 1 -ymrtniit
irniiiisi n in their platform
ml evi-rylioily, inlitii'.il oiioin'iitn
iinlillerent voti-rH niiilpioil Nation
ftl men tilimild wiiteh tlie nun who
liavo been electeil on thin platform
niuiM.'i' wncuier iiit-y ciiny out uie
promiKs tlu'v nro iili-ita-d to. If
they tlo not tin1 National jmrty
should kirk them out of it ranks
nntl H tlie National tinrtv faiM to
givu tliem the cold nhouhlor, tlien
the people should kick tho Nutionul
" party out. If a man in elected on
tho Nutionul ticket ho is jileded
by tho National platform, und ho
is in duty hound to curry out it n
jroinites. He got bin pi arc with
this tacit understanding, and he
ought to stick to it liko a man.
indeed, me principles are go
plain and just, it would be hard to
go bonently against them. Put
there ore ninny temptations to
swerve a man from the truo path.
For instance, in tho selection of
suitable men there is often strong
temptation to put in men who are
really unworthy, simply because
they belong to the National party.
Remember National men, your sup.
port is to tlie host man, w eighed by
tho standard of integrity and ca
pacity! If you have got a man in
the National jmrty who is the equal
of any other, you can honorably
and consistently put him in, but if
he 18 not equal (and you should
watch your judgment here) then
you should support the other man,
if you would be consistent and hon
orable. This courso may not be
popular, but we are convinced that
It is honest and right and that the
National party obligates you to
this course for it invites all men,
without regard to party, to adopt
its principles, and pledges itself to
the best men. Some men say they
would vote for a dog if he were put
up by the party. Such a sentiment
is more expressive of strong parti
san spirit than of wise, honest citi
zenship. Sometimes it is wise to
support a weaker man in ability
who lias the proper principles
than a man more able but without
proper ideas, and this gives every
reasonable opportunity to National
supporters. This should not, how
over be carried too far else the
chal-go of partisanship may be
justly made. Dy dealing fairly and
justly by the better men of oppos
ing parties, and convincing them
of the honesty of your purposes,
rou can draw them to your party
und make firm friends, but if you
make noble promises and thus get
in power, and then act the narrow
partisan, these good men, whose
good opinion is worth having, can
charge you with being a hypocrite
and a fraud. The time to build ui
the party is now, that you have the
power in your hands, Show your
earnest desire to serve the whole
people, and convince the people
that you have good sense and the
good will to do this. You need
not then go begging for votes; you
will get a w arm, hearty support
that will keep you in possession of
the reins just as long as you dc
nerve them. The judgment of the
common people at tho polls is gen
erally correct and may be relied
I ii lliiit i It.mg '.
Tilde in full -t'h'I'.ihle di!rt:-iol
aim H i I tin in. li mil t t m tn hat
n In.'Urt inn entitled to Hlbli t Ull
d r the li um' t.i ll.u I hin t nil in
lllt fif the AlaOt Utioll, It f
ttlthi'iit nvin, that niily lliu-o en.
till d lit im lulu Tidiip have the licbt
The v are llm-o iih.i Imhl "undis
puted Niiine" in the Cliei.ikcc hirip
mid uho tierce t.i pay the common
M'Mmlit mid the iiiitiatimi fee
The WM iirii i ''Uiiili.-pittcd rani
who hold it;' The man phvhieiilly
n it? Or the mini holding it I
gal title to it? Suno maintain that
the man ln hat bad the power t
horn nil' the other is the limn en
titled In it. This xelitimelit is th
Usual tribute of the went to prow
und valor. A repetition of
trial of rij;ht by mortal combat
This ideii makes a man bulldoze
ins way io a range una ny vioienc
mid fniee repel ull others who are
weaker; lie then has u moral undlc
tjd riyht, according to (hoe philos
ophers. This fancy springs from
the eiistoiiuif squatting gra.'.ers 1
give range to tlie prior occupant
which is we'l enough among these
iiiinf i;f noni hare a lejal roj'il. So
thut a man is encouraged to put
himself in the position of "prior
occupant," by driving out some
weaker "prior occupant" by force
or fraud, and then resisting the
right of all other persons what-sii.
ever. This is natural, but when
the squatter is intruding on Cher
okee lands, subjecting himself to
line and expulsion by the I'nilod
Slates government, and under
takes to deny the right of the Cher
okee Nation or their licensees, who
for the time being liavo the rights
of the Nation. said squatting grazer
is going too far. For him to ask
the directors of the Association to
sustain him in his violation of the
law and to repudiate the legal
rights of the licensee, to do
gross injustice to favor fraud
to risk the forfeit uro of the
lease, the loss i.nd inconvenience
of a damage suit, the just enmity
of the Cberokecs, and many com
plications. The squatting grazier
has gone too far.
Tho fact is, the Chero
kee Nation noiic can givo . nvU
puted and undisputnple range on
Cherokee lands. It is the owner,
the licensee is its renter, and for
the time of the license is the
owner. 1 tie ISation did not pro
pose to lease its lands to those who
evaded or defied its law, injured
its property and defrauded its
treasury, but to the members of the
Association who were those hold
ing undisputed range. We all re
member the arguments used to
pass this bill. That we had bet
ter lease to these men who had
honestly paid their taxes and were
acting honorably,' than to other
nun offering more money. We
know very well that it was not the
purpose of the Nation to lease to
intruders, but only to our licen
sees or those holding undisputed
rango. It is not to be believed
that the Directors, after all
their fair promises, would in
sult the Cherokee people and stul
tify themselves by refusing to rec
ognise the right of our licensees to
undisputed range. Thev have not
We all know that the country is
petting Letter, regardless of what
the calumniator and nialigner says'
Fee the asylums for the jiged, the
helpless, the insane and the or
phan. The country is covered
with public schools, with two sem
inaries at their bead. Thieves and
rascals don't build such ihinps.
The poor children of the Nation
have a home in the seminaries,
where the breezes and cof.l tej.hvrs
kies the r-a of health bark to
thin, pallid checks. lu.seals und
thievf s do not do this. Lo is treat
in tl.i ir women better an 1 loves
bis children more. (", to thr
Vinita fair and fn ltha we have
told j-.u the truth.
1 i . i
done so, out on tlie contrary nave
taken the honorable and legal po
sition that those "persons without
license have no range rithln," in
the case of W. and R, vs. Love
&. Son. This was the decision of
both the Arbitration Poard, com
posed of A. M. Colsen, Win. Cozinc
and D. R. Strectcr and of tlie
Board of Directors, E. W. Payne,
Chas. Kldred, A. I. Day, Ed. M.
Hewins, J. W. Hamilton, S. Tut-
tlc, M. II. Bennett, Andrew
Drumm and Pen S. Miller. They
have shown tluir respect for our
laws and have shown plainly what
their views are. So that the intru
ders on our lands will do well to
make other arrangements as the
Chcrokees expected them to do,
when the lease law was passed.
'!h.- l.lijN I I'M il. HI,
III the n.it at i of . I lie In
ili III qtlri-tiiiu I ollillliill.U ilileicft.
And vu think il it H i-.ife -,-i I iuli
to ey lli.it the Tinted Stated (inV
einliielit In enlitiiiii.Jly purMlcd
the woii-t policy Inward her Indian
ti ibes of iiiiy nation mi Mirth. It
Mould hi em (hat your f uti III
flaU-inaii had !ign!tin tint bis-
ti.ry iiiid n iil im of their fath
er and beeoimi so fur removed
from the fcevernl tribe as to btt
.eoliio ineoiiqu tt nt judges of the
policies to be adopted in tho mdu
lion of Indian ditliciilties. Anil
yet we believe they arrogate to
themselves Miptrior wisdom on
the suhpet of Indian ull'airs. A a
iniiMer of right, it seems to us their
advice is entirely gratuitous, In
.i i- . . t ,i - i
me ii rni place, uie original slates
having ull the representation in
Congress pursued a policy toward
the Indians then inhabiting tin
older states that drove- them west
!.....! ..Ml 1 . i
into uie Mii(irine.-s, nun i -1 1 im:
i.i- . . .
inuian question as unsettletl as
when Columbus first set foot on
. t. .. t - - . . . 1 . . H.I
me ;uierieau i oniineni. i lie po
sitions then that they occupy, be
fore the country, is that of ridding
themselves of all responsibility
for tho Indian, and thut through
doodshed, war and ciuel crimes,
securing his lands, und leaving the
Indian who have been driven away
from their own doors, on the lauds
of the future stales and territories,
and then denying to tho citizens
theieof the right t.) settle the ques
tions growing out of it according
to their own judgment a judg
ment formed out of actual exper
ience on the frontier. It is clear
then that tho west has the Lest
right to say what policy is right
and proper to bo pursued toward
the Indian tribes.
If the old states had pursued a
wise policy by caring each for its
own Indian tribes ami lifted them
tip to a state of enligtenment, there
would be no Indian question to-day
to perplex the brains of statesmen.
But the west cannot copy their bad
precedent. It is still called
upon to setth this question, and tlo
it in a way that will be compatible
with national expansion. It is not
surprising then that public atten
tion is directed to the Indian Ter
ritory, occupied by 7(I,(KK) civiliz-
1 Indians and about 12,(KK white
and colored persons, and sur
rounded by four states. It seems
to mo not strange that public sen
timent should demand that we
clothe ourselves with consistent
government, so this country can
have a commercial basis, then cap
ital and labor will cause the devel
opment of our resources.
ft f r s h
i 2 ir i-'r
grant- 1 IVg-.l.-r at the
!e, "this piddine ir.'t
elo est." The l,.8r!-
Tf ,0v rhfcr-I the re
1 .'Ir (. !.e ml.
"You certainly play very well,'
. . , ...
smu me music teaclier, encourag
ingly, "but you have not bad good
instruction. If you will promise
to practice four hours daily I will
make an artiste of vou in two
years anil only charge you mv reg
ular rates. Py the way, where do
you live?.' "Right next door; iust
got board there." "Oh! ah! yes
I forgot to my that your finger
ing is bad, and it is now too late to
correct it. Take my advice and
give up niui-ic altogether."
Pecau'-e bis girl went bark on
him, a North Carolina dogen nam
ed Comfort, committed suicide by
swallowing a p.iffr of pins. It
may c be found some comfi.rt in
pining bis gri f to the lining cf his
t-tuinarh. Some people are soft
f ni ugh to mske a pin cn.-hion c.f.
An exfhfcngf crniih r the nk
..fta-.Vw York t tbl.uk f..r
l,iph' rr;.ti , "A blow at the .,
of ii'ai,k;jid." It It k.i frorn a die
t ii r.cre like r-ti-l on t!- p.- k-
t t m 4.f v si.kVJ, The !'-:--
i-r.'t r-1; ,1 ;.: ) . r.
The young man with two wati h-
hains across his vest boarded a
Woodward avenue car at 1 1 o'clock
yesterday forenoon. Among the
passengers was an old woman who
had been 'inuuiring about, takinc
the Bay City tiain at the crossing.
She looked across at the young man
with great interest for a minute or
two and then said:
"Your time must be very valu
able, voting man."
He bowed and mumbled some
thing w hich she did not catch, and
leaning forward she asked:
"I s'pose one o' them watches is
for when you go down, and the
other is when you come up, eh?"
He shifted around to look out of
the window, and seeming sonic-
hat vexed at his want of courtesy,
Seems to me it would be a
great deal cheaper to hitch an
ght-day clock to your shirt
He didn't reply to that cither
and tapping him on the kneo with
the handle of the umbrella, she in
"Young man, I want to catch
the Bay City train."
"What time is it by all
"You didn't look. Come, now
here's an old bull's eye that's been
in the family forty-eight years and
never had an inch of brass chain
hitched to it. I'll bet it shows the
rigiit time nearer than anything
She hauled out a watch almost as
large as a saucer and rattled it
around and waved it nbout nnd a
he slid along the seat towards the
door she continued:
I'd let them chains run dow n
and bitch to your boot-straps! Any
young man aswill go and toggle
hhnMlfa'l up and cris-crors hi
vest w ith chains and spangles must
have got strayed away from some
twenty-five cent store and wants to
be returned. Have rou cot bakt d
'Inters hifhed to tlie joi kit endr?
Put he dropped off and f( 11 .m n
and g"t up kiid got away before i-he
coui 1 further abu- him.
(han i i.i r, J Mi. Tt a. )
Amj. h, h i. )
the Co illiitlti of twelve
Hurt' iin-i iuhh il, repie-i IllJIii! ill"
l.oVlil ( ink Indian lllld Flenl
lui n, do hereby in ate this pi it
form of principles, as our tin Lira
tinli, it u haniit for the gov i-riiiui iil
of the I.oyal Clerk.
lt. We ht lrby agree to keep
faith w ith the (iiive mine nt of the
Tinted Stair in nl! the mijiuhttioii
of our Treaty, iiiid with our sifter
Nations In the spirit'of tho com
'Jinl. We de-iira tho preserva
tion of our nationality; to hold our
hinds in coiiiiimu, us the treaty of
lsiiii provides; Uo protection fur
life and propt rty and that impar
tial justice be Hit ted out to every
citizen of our Nation and that
peace ami harmony bo maintained
ord. Wo desire and will tlo ull
in our power to support the nation-
id ami religious institutions oi
learning now in, or that may be cs
tablished hcreul ter among our peo
ple, and wo will encourage und
support whatever will advance tho
development of agriculture and
stock ruling, .
4th. We desiro and will en
deavor to secure an act of Council
to legalizo marriage, and which
shall include the enfranchisement
of all w ho have married among
our people, according lo our laws
and usages, iespectivo of race or
5th. Wc desire that all tin offi
cers elected according to the laws
of the ('reek Nation, shall consider
il an imperative duty to sec that the
principles of this platform are fully
exetaited, and we hereby pledge
ourselves to (heir faithful obser
vance, and to support tho execu
tion of the laws of our Nation with
Gth. That our party organiza
tion be free and open to every citi
zen who' wishes to Work on the
terms set forth in this our declara
tion of principles.
th. We do hereby nominate
Ispiecchee as our candidate for
Principal Chief, and Judge James
Fife as our candidate lor Secrmd
Chief, whom we will endeavor to
elect to the respective offices, as
men whom we trust to secure the
execution oi the propositions here
in set forth.
Ooiii'liartie Mi ecu, Sam Taylor,
Galiriel .limeyon, Jiinies Harris,
Adam Diiraut, Oklcser Ilarjn,
Xokos Ilurjo. Mimes Jimeson,
Pokita, Tlionia Iiohiu,
Robert Grayson, Chairman.
Samuel II, Lowe, Secretary
.1. M HU YA N,
II I. IK M !ii I I If
,i xt ski ir iri;it
.11 '. f in liY f'.'l.'t
( Vidi, im I '.tl. "in
( 'oil f.
n AILW AV
Dhvct Hout J Sunt!
"Vi St. LoiiIfi.
2 TRAINS DAILY!
Pullman Palace Hotel Can through
to fit. Louis, via Srd&Iia, daily.
Hired Route West nnd Southwest
Via KANSAS OITT.
At Kansas City,
fur Kansas, Colorado. New Mexi
co and ( aliforma connect with Kx
press Trains of all lines.
A HOU2 !.NOT.
!'! '"i'. u
TO STOCKMEN OF THE B. I. T.
Tlie ( II I I.I TAIN Inn no iu.li mi tin uUtioii throughout thr Clii'Miteii N
nun inn taih, iiiriiiin me ii. i. i, nj i,nii,-,-ul lotrnii. Atli r Jlur. li Ulli me
II nilveiliw IIihiiiI Hirl vvt lopertoilly millrit the it)triiintK of th" Inter-
fated in thick. Aiiriii tht iii e nil! do nil In our power to place the paper
lit re it will he of service to litem. Liable as utork Is to stray or lo he ilulen,
the iMimTiSt i of adve. lining the brand and murks m-i-d nut he dwelt on.
Very Finerrely and Itenjiectfully,
At Atchison. S".
nee t ion is
made with Kx-
press trains lor all points in Kan
sas ami Nebraska.
It flmorin Connection is made
Ml UillQildi with all lines lead-
ng to the North and West.
Sujk rior Accommodation !
tHr FAST TIME
F. CHAMtl.KIL (ii'ii'I Pnan'r Au.,..,
0. II. kl..A., Ass't (ien'l IWr Ag't.
n. II. t M.Tl I1I.H, Agent at V
, fashion pot-ip. i
Lm.p Frfini h, ars: '
tornl m-fkUf "fill 1
' i 'v .. ;,. t'..! t-ci
nn 1 '- fire c? ! ( I
i- O K. If r t ri tr-
Vl.'.l.i! g 1 i.t
- i ;.. -i
n." ir ti.
r r.ff, it
' !e f r t'.r
Xeoslio Collegiate Institute.
On Momlay, Scjst. 3d, 188-'!, be
gins the fourth scholastic, year of
the Neosho Collegiate Institute,
under control of the M. E. Church
South, in Neosho district. A bet
ter location i not easily found.
Neosho is noted for religious ad
vantages, healthy climate and
other requisites necessary for the
support nnd prosperity of such
schools; situated on the St. Louis
& San Francisco railway, .'il l miles
southwest from St. Louis; popula
tion about 2,(KK), and is the county
seat of Newton county. In addi
tion to the present 'buildings, a
large and commodious brick build
ing. (I'JxloO feet, pleasantly locat
ed, elegantly situated and well ven
tilated will be ready for use in the
fall term. Those in search of
homes for the purpose of educating
theirehildren and those who desire
to attend school, will tlo wi ll to
give the "City of Springs" a trial.
Tuition low; good facilities for
boarding in regular boarding'
houses, kept for that purpose, or in
private families at from 82. 'Jo to
?.I.tX) per wet k. i or further infor
mation write for catalogues to the
President, W. C. Montoomkiiy,
To the Public.
There will not lie any "prize fights"
at the Vinita fair this year.
I!, W. I.INIIBAV.
l'rcs. Fair As'n.
St. Louis and Sanfrancbco
1 1 A LI, WAY
Shorter than snv other route between
Of rich farming
A Mineral luiiils
fur sale hv thin
tar THROUGH EXPEESS TRAILS
) Are Ran Daily. (
NO CHANGE OF CAKS.
l iilniMiny, in
."For full and particular information
with Maps, Tinit) Tallies, Hates, Ac,
cull iiiioii anv (.four rotation itm-uts. or
either of the iiuiieriituiietl:
(J. W.CAI.E, 1). WIS II ART,
Cien'l Ki t. A,rt.. (ien'l 1'ass. Agt.
ST. I.ol ls, MO. ST. I. oi ls, MO.
C. W. liotiKiis, Vice-President
ami General Manager,
Temple Duibling. St. Louis, Mo.
Mitclicll, Lewis & Co
Racine, - - - - "Wis.
-.! S CKACTC KKItS o
THE Tl TTT)TTF1T ,T .
UnTim nurl Ciiriiiirr
ram iiiiii ouimu
1 ' "v." 'I JVT?
Latest Improved Road Carts.
Uiir Send for Catalogue ar.d Prices. Ca
Mitchell, Lewis & Co.. Racine, Wis.
'''"it h I mi It It a li-. C. hup liimi.il . I
I'll hip an I i...ui !. i, i-Hi.i-i i -le,
illi vat, ..im tnafu Nuiio l i.i
toalui.. i tunc -lliiu.iia river, i u.ile-
i ti rHiiietiii.
JEfiSB B. MAYK.1.
ami in. .ii il.il
t ur an 1 uinluralupe In thu oh.cr.
R R. TAYLOR.
Vlnlta, I T.
Itrainlutl on hnth aiilc
ess ami split in right.
B. P. MILSTEAD.
Prairie City, I. T.
riranile.! with aatutt hrmul nn l..,th
sitlea ami both hipa. KANua-llkati of
J. W. ELLIOTT & Co.,
Vinita, I. T.
Iloit iiutrks-nnilerhit in eaih f:ir,
rop utr nf the left. Cattle brainhHt.n
!eft hip nnd fhouhler. kanok Cahin
mn annual ipmi
Echo, X. T.
.'!: aid -si' veil-up, en In-! hiile.
nip oM rirfht i'itr uinler !ott! e
,'. Ilaii'je Horse Crffk, C. N
TO CS HELD AT-
' INUIAN CHIEFTAIN,
HBO Hm ( ff oTI"I 'H
tiMAi trA pin piru nueo
S330.U. annorK UKIIkniJ
AHQKflQJ 3dAl SinQl IS
' ' r L .
' . - -, -f ' i." T ""
Vinita, Cherokee Nation,
UI A YEAfl
TI HrrntY Orrrt it t
wl Mtrrh and Sq, carb
Tar: i; fvrn, Sjxllj
in4(, with OT.r ;i.3KI
LioMntkioa a bo) ti
tin rvlerr. (mt h-.le-
nl prKvtf ftrtf f9 frmrmmt or i' J-""'!
prwicl femiiT nm. 1 ' .u h'ft
lit fir icr, uti firm trwt e"H of tvrrr
thirtf rn vt, eat, drink, ear. or fcart
tun iK. 1 new i-Tm1. l4a dtr
tt i )('-m(i' gl"4 rm I'm wttp
k l tl,e!.r-- i M UJ B,il 1 f t
I ro to try a Wr irrTi Tnt-i of UA
muj" 7 tTsi. Ita bj ixua T'm.
VOTCOWERY WARD A CO
NOW IS THE TIME TO SEE ALL
Tlio Incllrvxi Jntlori.3 Oonxrosatod
EXCURC:cn rates qu all trains
I'Voia Xorth, South, K l it an 1 "West-
20,000 PEOPLE ARE EXFECTCD I
Gabriel 2P r epcvirctiorLQ.
Oroiinds 2M"fitvxrrvl Lnapliitlioatx,o.
A iarjesuni of T'tncy is appreciated fcr a Premmluni List
Vi!d Blanket Indians, Var DLr.c.:.', &c
Pot- Clg and eXJxmt Znlonamttoa AJir t-3 : .
R.W.LINCSIY.Prsj. - D. V.MKE. Y-Fus.
G.W. 6RELM, Trezs. A. p. GCOUY.OJMfZ. sr.j'.i-y-
EVAN 3, HUiSTV;!, tt NiVVM.N,
Half-l.riH'il cnttle all hrninleil
on left niie iinil tup. Sniiic f Hr
ninrketl fri3 Hint iiinit rii
the lut- "fsj ter is call fii the
jinfije- Vt J hub mink '" Texan
Htei rs mnil-baaml J on near
Hitle. Various ear-1 ailrl nl marks.
RANti K Cuiuiuuiichu county pool.
Kpiit mi. I hit in ncln ear .in.
fork in left, h'nail-liran.l Ij hip.
HANtiK Cabin Creek.
Chorokeo Orphan Asylum.
iin.lertiit in rinlit.
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