- . mi-, i W .
rtfur t wf pwii
th that WJ-.ii iiftHlrtn
"r mo mum in the iltalnm-r-,
And tin? com! thill c ran tlo.
I'nlditlicd Kvery 1'rMny by tlio
IvhIAN Cihkitain I'uiiMfiiriNd Co
Wm. V. I (OH,
.1. W. PcKounp,
V1NITA. l.T.i SKl'T., :, 18SI.
Work iho roads.
Tho Fair was a nnnnmnl success.
Wo must linvo hotter atdiool
Tho next council should provide
for building a bridgo over Grand
1 br man who consumes without
jn.duciiig la generally on the rug
p d edge of poverty.
'Pay u you go," John Rnn
Vh, of Roanoke, said, was the
the notion c u,hl by nil prlnci
dt! of justice to refund at loust 7o
cr ceiit.ol' the total proceeds of the
sales of lot j here, on public ini
jTvuinents in Viiiitu.
It in announced that Queen Vie
1 -ria kih's through tho newspapers
l.Hc an exchange editor. Of course
iho omits tho editor'ri reniatks
vhich burst forth at regular inter
Mils. Wopty U. 8. Marshall -Marks has
ueto'lho Osngo country to gut
point tifihotn to attend tho Kair nt
Vort ?milli, Ark., ,tho n th of Oct.
Tfiu 0agcs hnvo ivcalth and in
telligence enough to rise nbovo such
Aii.nu '"us to a mill for ltunbor.
Xt taki bitii three days to go and!
j rutum. His wages, al least calcu-
' vtion ,xTkii1i1 o $'2.o0 n day: total
1 7.GO. On account of bad roads he
an iily"lMiil half a load. Loss
sa.T'i. M'e must work tho roads.
A. now post-offico has been ck-
, tnhFWicd eight miles cast of Fort,
Gibson on tho route to Tahloquah,
2nd,, Tor., called Munaid and Win
jlendriclcj appointed post-master.
V'he oflico is so called from a bayou
S.hear which it is situated. Tho
, jiunio is French and is properly
Col Tuttta has causod a squad of
V. S. jxildiorn to bo sent to Tnhle-
nfunli to mutt from tho country any
uhiio gamblers who may try to
practice their arts, during the per
api.i payment at Tahlcquah. If
Col TulltH will station such police
furec permanently at Vinitii bo will
confer a favor on our co munity.
While the Indian Territory nf
fords thousands of acres of land as
Well mliipted to tho gimvth of
wheat at any poition of adjoining
Knncn-i, Missouri and Arkansas, it
ia well known that a largo quantity
of Hour is annually brought from
those states to supply tho demand
for homo consumption. It comes
in by tho wagon load and tho ear
load and is distributed throughout
tho country, ft costs money to
the purchaser which goer, to en
rich the producer and tho manu
faoltirer at the expense of tho con
sumer. Hitch should not bo the
case. It is poor economy individ
ually and nationally and indicates
a want of thrift and enterprise,
which should not bo allowed to ex
ist. And now is tho time to be
gin to reform. Thoso who have
tint sowed yet and havo the ground
and means of doing so, should sow
without delay. The earlier the
better. Jircak the ground deep
and thoroughly, hut row well, drill
your seed if practicable, if not sow
it broadcast and then harrow and
brush it in, and await tho result.
Tho Hour, tho bran and tho straw
will all come into use on tho farm
and I; nop many a dollar in your
pocket, besidus adding to the pleas
ure of living and tho productive
thrift of your farm stock.
Tho public safoty domand that
tjo new council do ovejy thing pos
t!bU to scttlo tho status of all
doubtful citizens whothor white or
eolorod. Ascertain who aro citizens
under law or treaty rtlpula
lions and put u stop to the tilling
up of the country .with intruders
,-writHO presence complicates
t' inure nmi 'moro hv each arrival
what is one of our most dilllcult
Tbo old town plat of Prairie City
ittui been lost. An attempt was
ado to rosurvoy it, but sufficient
t oould not be secured nud it
"iv found impossible to rotraco the
ld mrvov. Many parties bold
iked to lots thuro which tbo town
cuuanissioucrs cannot locate. The
nation cannot carry out its part of
the contract in tho doed. Just
what cuuneil can do about it is not
I'ltur. Purhtms it can lmmlizn a
1?. ftt.itv cliitiil. ntiil (vivr? tlft.i' fliwwiu in
U-l. ... .V.l ....V. h. , ..W.. V.VUV.U ...
e vluiiigo for old onos.
The lilglils or Towni.
Fort (libson was granted by tho
law incorporating her, every al
ternate lot. Why should not other
towns havo the same. Why not
treat all alike. A number of now
towns havo Hpfuug up in tho last
hw yoars, and all should bo treat
ed alike. These towns aro pro
hibited from levying a tax of more
than one half of ono per cent. This
is utterly insudiohnt for tho needs
of any town. A town government
costs more than that. A to-vn is a
public institution and a public
necessity. Every citizen in the
country needs a town. Tho pros
perity and progress of every pco
plo depends on tho character of
their towns. They aro necessary
for tho accumulation of stores, with
out every country storo would bo
compelled to combino dry goods,
drug, hardwaro, grocery, etc, into
ono storo, this would bo impossi
bio. A town is necessary to mako
a market where a number of stores
are collected together. What ono
docs not want another docs, so
that n market is made. Towns aro
necessary for commerce, for com
petition, for mails and a thousand
other iiidespensablo things in our
civilized life. A prosperous town
makes goods choap, and brings a
greater variety of them, sj tho cus
tomer can get what ho wants.
In view of these facts, what right
has tho nation at large to tnko ull
the proceeds from the salo of lots.
The nation has a right to some
thing for giving up a part of tbo
public domain. Hut as it is still
Cherokee property the nation
really loses nothing. Tho town,
as a corporation indospifiisably nec
essary to tbo public good, has a
right to tbo greater share of such
proceeds, especially whero tho
town is prohibited from raisini?
revenue by taxation, Tho Fort
Gibson law then is sound in prin
ciple, and there is no possible rea
son why all towns should not share
the same rights,
Towns aro peculiarly exposed
to contagious diseases. And kh poo
pie must come there for mail,
goods, freights, etc., tho wholo
country is interested in making
towns as healthy as possible To
make towns safe drainago is indc
sponsable, especially in level, ma
larious country. Drainago must be
secured in Vinita boforo innnv
One of tho great questions now '
before tho Cherokee people is that
of Public Improvements, We
have given ample attention to po-,
litlcal maMers in our history, but
now wo havo l cached the point
where other matters claim equal
or greater attention.
T!ktc are public improvements
which aro imlcsp.inslblo to every
people. Wo cannot hold our own
without them. They aro ipiilo as
essential to the prcsevation of our
integrity as a nation as any poli
tical ipiontlon, Our prosperity
anil thrift and progrosstarc notwnly
indicated by thorn but aro depend
ent on them. All our growth and
progress as a nation must sooner or
later cotno to a standstill without
adequate provision for public im
provements. How elnvll we secure these im
provements.. Wo cannot raise the
necessary money by taxation. We
murt either appropriate our sur
plus revenues that way or draw on
invested funds. A good bridgo
acrors Grand Itiver would pay a
hotter interest than government
bonds. Many of our people pay a
larger tax by tho breaking of a
wagon owing to bad roads, than his
share of annuity funds would am
mount to in years, to say nothing of
tho expenso of sticking in muddy
roads and "chuck holes" hauling
half loads, the wearing of teams (to.
Now since this tax must bo paid any
how, wo had better pay it on tbo
principle that a "stitch in timo
saves uino". It will cost far less
to work our roads and build bridges
than it would cost us as it is.
Hut direct taxation is not neces
sary. Our revenues are sulllcicnt.
We cm build public improvements
easier than any people on tbo
earth. Wo can make our country
blossom as tho roso and do it
cheaply and easily.
Of courcc the great draw-back is
tho fear of jobs and corruption.
.Men will conspire to defraud tbo
public. Such men aro worso ene
mies than an armed foe. Such men
aro worso traitors than Benedict
Arnold. But with proper caro wo
can so secure ourselves, that there
will bo no moro loss from these
sources than there is every where
Another kind of public improve
ments needed is public buildings.
Our school houses aro a disgrace to
us, and our Court houses aro worso
than a disgrace, they nro a. burning
shame. Tho whole world will just
ly laugh at our claims to intelli
gence, taste and progress when they
look at our public buildings. Wo
need bettor school and court houses
for cllicieney in these departments
of our national life. Our public
hchools accomplish twice as much
with first class school houses. We
cannot equip an army with tooth
picks and export them to hold
their own with well armed soldiers.
Wo cannot equip our teachers with
log pons and split log seats and ex
pect them to give us as good public
school as Kansas and Missouri.
Wo call tho attention of the nat
ional council to those things with
tho hope that the next council, may
take a long step forward.
WK03P L A T
C i'lllr IS OVer lltlU IliailV III led to tm. urnmlnmu wlm ,.v...,,.l 1.... ,.,l o,.ln- .,t ll,,..
who didn't cxpett them,; but the great
is unwnverlingly awarded without any disappintment to anybody to
C3p. "W. Gr-ttJgZJESTST Z
For bis immense assortment of BOOTS and SUCKS, HATS, CAPS, QUEHNSWAIti:, HARD
WARE, TINWARE, TRUNKS VALISES,
OVERCOATS. BLANKETS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, etc., etc., etc.
THE BEST PIERCE CITY FLOUR.
ATTENVIE CLERKS, FAIR AND LIBERAL DEALlNt.
GIVE ME A TRIAL AND SEE IF I DO NOT SATISFY YOU,
Just after nightfall last Wednes
day a week ago, Dr. A. W. Chono
weth,an old and rospectabloeitizon
ijf McDonald county,' was waylaid
nmi killed whilo driving homo
from Pinoville. Eloven No. 2. buck-whutjimgi-od
through his body, pro
ducing instant death. It was not
"IHhodeed ofrobbora, for his personal
eflecti on Jus body rennmod un
touched. Ho bad been a very posi
tive and aggregslvo man in ovory
thing ho undertook and o wry cai?k
ho espoused. This produced
strung personal antagonism and it is
yaid he had a number of bitter ene
mies, sumo of whom had thretencd
his life. One of bis enemies, nam-
f l 1 II 1...,. 1.- ....!
eu uanunu iuaini im ouch hitubi
td on fcuspicion, but at this writing
no evidcfwo ryninet .Mann has been
made public, and probably nono ox-
its, except moro suspicion. The
HSiussin made carouit preparations
rfo-r his cowardly deed. Ho chose
he concave ido or a curve in the
ivhero a thick growth of bush-
Utho base on tho curve-
rough for ingress
as to give him
Why is it that wo so often see
t,ho boys of a family dissipated and
immoral, and their sisters not so?
Only because tbo morals of the
girls are scrupulously guarded, but
of tho boys not. Fathers and mo
thers do not allow their daughters
to associate with women who use
bad languagoor behave indecently.
They want their daughters to be
ladies, and they use the meaussto
mako them such. But they seem
In think tlio hovn pnn tsilrn rnrn. nf
years or she will endanger the lifeJthcnigeiV0Si T1uy nrc ot nt all
iifT- -ft- . rt
. Mmgi iinon
and health of a largo portion of our
people Is it claimed that phc
ought to build such things horsolf?
Why? Isn't everybody interested?
Why should law and public safety
bo arrayed against a man's pocket
simply because ho lives in town?
But how is a town to do it? Wo
aro not allowod to issue bonds, or
raiso money in any business-like
way. Wo can take up a collection,
but then it is not the town but tho
individual donors who do it.
If the nation furnished a real
titlo tho caso would bo different.
But it only gives tho right of occu
pancy, and ehargos a cituon in
town for what it gives free to every
body olso. It gives a citizen
squaro miles in the country and
charges him for square feet in a
Lastly, tho Foit Gibson law is
omviso in its method of provision.
To give tho alternato lot is not so
well as to gtvo u certain ' per cont
of tho total proceeds. But the
truth is tho nation should rofund
all tho not proceeds of tho Bales of
lots in a towi; aftei paying expens
es of surveying, administration,
etc., in tho town itself, and refund
it in Mich manner as a majority of
tho lot owners in such town may
vote. I "
Inniun Police, Lulu- Sixkillcr,
' I. night arrested a man charged
scrupulous about tho company
they keep. The girls must bo kept
1 puro oven in thought. It is enough
for tho boys to apjx r decent in tbo
company of ladios. Thoy hold
that a lady must bo pure in act and
word and thought, at homo as well
as abroad in private as well as- in
public; but a gentleman is ono who
does not got drunk or swear or bo
havo rudely in company which
does not do any of tlicho things.
Thoy would bo horrified beyond
mca&uro to know that thoir daugh
ter had gotten into bad company,
and behaved as badly as tho com
pany they were in. But the Bamo
course of conduct by their sons ox
citos but little concern.
Can anybody toll us why our
boys should not bo kept as puro
and brought up as decently as our
girls? A,ro they not as easily cor
rupted, and aro not the conse
quoncesjust as serious? Is there
any sound philosophy in having a
different moral standard for tho
twosoxes in the family? Why
then, should not tho- boys be a
carefully guarded and as strongly
armed against vico as the girls?
C. C. Lipo esq., arrived Tuesday
from homo en route for Caldwell
Kas., for the purposo of collecting
taxes yet duo from persons who
havo boon grazing dock on tho
I V. IITOIif'O illlllOW ,
Ih .BkSt yf iT'ili JH B Cl" i VDH
i . .- . t- - mi r -w w-
IjmrXf', f'lii.nl..A ..ulUll l-trl 'I'll lt
mimjci&im nii'iii.i-"iiiu'iii i r x Tin.
Did you hear amythlng. Well, the biggest racket that has been-heard about.
Vinita in a good while is at
Thoy havo just received an immense stock of every stylo nud description of
. Jh. G-roat Vo,zrioty exxx3. 33oo,TxtlJC txl Assortmont ojE"
A full lint of every kind of slid' and heavy
HARDWARE! HARDWARE I
Agricultural implements of ovory kind. Carpenter's tool, blacksmith's tools, farm tools
and the heaviest stock of
Heating Stoves in the Indian Territory.
II as just been added to our already largo establishment, and is chuck full of now goods and
Moro Corning on livery Train-
DFiLoxnoaaa'toox tla.o Ilaoe.
A. C. RAYMOND,
Vinita, I. T.
WHEBE TO GO.
JTer rail ad tWiaer '&3-31
To any one ociKlinu fall ilnmo nii.l 'l-
Nates nitd nbovo 1,800 Cenwllfitl S oo
KiiKnivInu. iilustrntluK tlio yory nteit
novelUei In I.'4.licV and I'lill.lreii's
SultH nml Cloaks, t'ndernear, InmntH
Oatntg. Ilniicry, Oi-ntB MiriilBhitiB
pooiln, J.ncec, Fnney (Joodii, Silverware,
Jewelry, Watches, Hoots nml Shoes,
Mntr U00.U, etc., ote. 1'ilw. luwi;r
thnn tliinH1 or nny other hoUBC II. ;.
V. KOCH k SOX, Otli Are. 20th St.,
JOHN and GEORGE
Full Xjw Stock just IoiirIi In Saint
f.oaU nt lowest wholesale p. :v ami
now Tor sale at
Cash paid for furs, lililcs, etci CabIi
or Roods In exchange or cattle'. Trade
TULSA, I. T.
Tabloquor . T.
iu,.i,,l.l i,i, 1,.fi nlilo. Homo briMidcd
OOoa lilp mill shoaMer, either hkUjj
with various- murks. Nono mild Only
toHliin. uvxcik tllliiolM nvor, 4 ml led
JESSE D, MAYRS.
HwiiliOH-furk nlid iinderlill in
car itiul undrrslupu in tlio other.
R. R. TAYLOR.
Vinita, I. T.
ircct Roiii Eust!
"7"JLcv St. Xi 01013.
2 TRAINS DAILY!
ilrmtdedcti hoih mIcIub. Croji oiriall
eH nmi aplit In right, kasoe I,umwt
B. F. MILSTKAD.
Pratrio Olty, I. T,
lirniulod with Htinio brand on Imtlt
Bides nnd both liipn. r.A.vaii Ilknd o
Fnllman Palaco Hotel Cars through
to St. Loui, via Sedalia, daily.
Direct Route Wont and S'mitTiwcst
Via KANSAS CITY.
At Kansas City
I pause ngors
for Kansas, Colorado, Niw Afoxl
eo and Califomra connect with K.
pretfa Traiiiu of all line.
Con noc t ion is
mndo with Kx-
press Trains for all points in Kan
fas and Nebraska.
J. W. ELLIOTT & Co.,
marljH iinderblt in c!ob i
(.'little branded u
crop nil' of the loft
left hip mid Bhuiilder.
Eoho, I. T.
Connection is made
with nil lines lend-
Thcrc,s ono place, in tho Indian Territory whoro you can buy any kind of goods you want. Vo keep
A General Store
AjxxcL a, 3?nll AssortxxxcnzLt of lESxrory-tlolaexg; wanted.
Toy Ota Oustoxnors.
IF YUU rAHT Harness, Saddlery, Lcathor Goods of any kind
c-o to sr- o. 3?ATTorar'8-
IF YOU WAXT Wagons, Agricultural Machinery, Buggies, Spring Wagons, etc., etc.,
JF YOU Alill SICK and want Medicines, Drugs, Proscriptions carefully proparcd, etc,
IF YOU WANT Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Bedding, oto, etc, etc,
Gro to "vkt- o iTai,o:rcpsL
77'' YOU AUK HUNGRY and want Groceries, Flour, Bacon, Canned Goods, eto, etc.
Go to "?E7" O ORLTTOZTJBJ
77 YOU AHt! IN LOVE and want Candies, I'orfumlos, Toilet Goods, Soap, oto oto,
Q-Q TO "VCT O aP-A-TaJODNT'.
77' YOU'UiE GOING TO MAJtltY and want a complete outflit of everything,
lUd TTk 1 nrim ati ri
nsfto tho North and West.
Superior Acrmnnwdittiuni I
V. CltAMlI.KK, tcn'f I'UsVr .unt.
V. 11. KI.X.N.VN, AH't (len'l l'nBs'r Ag't.
W. II. rUUTJmt, Aymtnt V
flrrtiid M'von-up, Bitb'r hid.--cr.ip
nil rlirht car under kIik
var, Hmitfo llou Creek, C.
St. Louis and Oanfrancisco
Shorter tlmii unj other routo between
vinita S St. Louis
aay-THROUdH EXPRESS TRAINS
) Aro Run Daily. (
NO CHANGE OP CARS.
Z.)J,J)J AMInornl landS
-(fVOtlTIJS j for alo by this
(Jouijinnj'i in .
-eToi full and particular information
with Maps, Timu Tnblcs, Kates, Ac.,
call upon any of our Station Agents, or
cither of thu undernamed:
(I. AV. CALK, J). WISHAltT,
(ien'J l'rt; , Afit.. Gcn'l l'ang, AKt.
HT. I.OUIS, MO. ST. Ull'lB, MO.
C. W. Roqkiis, Yico-I'resident
;uul General Manager,
Tcniplo Building. St. Louis, Mo.
EVANS, HUNTER s NEWMAN,
, 3 gSCTa;
Ilnlf-brrcil cntllo nlT branded!
on left side nml hip. ftuno euT-
marked Ei252i anil Homo KSTCI w&Ul
tho hit-13 teriHeall.jAiWJed tho
jliiRJe- but) ninrk."',",'i Toxnir
uti'crn roaddianuil E?3M on near
Hide. Vurioils ear- gitiMTiiW mnrkw.
iia.noi: Coiiimaueho county pool.
, bmlt and bit in riuiit ear and swalloi
fork in left, lload-brniul Xj lilii.
1HS0B Cabin Creek.
Ohorokoo Orphan ABylum,
The Rrrmts Guide U I
sued March nnd BcpL, each
rear; xio pages, ejxllj
ncliM. with over a.UOO
lllujtratloru o whole pic
ture irallerj. Gives whole.
sale piicee dtra to eontumtrt on all good
Jor personal or miuiir iuo, iciunow
Mark, smooth-crop in loft ear, ami
undcrbit in right.
Skiatook Post-office, C. N.
Horse brand eanio on left shoulder.
to order, nw pre " cost of every.
iblna rou use, cat, drink, wear, or have
.Tun with. Tlieso invaluable book con-
bln rou use, cat. drink, wear, or have
(tain Information gleanwi fro.a the map
.' ... . ,i -i l c mi ..ii . .....
tels of the world. We will mail a conv
Icoo any addrefisupon receipt of the
nctag4-7 cents. JA u kt from jou.
MONTlhOMERY WARD & Ca
r t Waksak Attftu, calMc. la.
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