For tlic ran? that Inc k nsslKtnnoe,
Tor Hie wrontf that neidtr rnlstniu-c,
1 or the future tu tlio ilfntiuuv,
Ami lliccooit that wo ran do,
l'liUichfd Kvcry Friday ly the
Indian CitinrrAijc I'ltnuKiuxa Co
Wm. 1 ItOK.
J. V. Ht'R'JOOJi
VtNITA, I.T.. OOr. 3, 1RS
Heron warms continue lo annoy
cnttlointho vicinity of 1'oilGib.
Ono or two bridges across Cabin
creel: would bo n public conven
ience mul greatly benefit Viniln.
Let the Councillore-clcct make
up their mlndn (nortfiinixo prompt
ly and go to work. There's plci t
No Council ever bud a better
rbanoo to do fjood for tlio country
tbnn tbc next ono. Gentlemen, will
you embrnco the opportunity.
Creek Council met in utiiiunl sen
pioii nt Okmulgee, Tucfduy Inst.
Choctaw Council met Monday
Oct , lt
Tluro was Fold in Now York
Monday 1,2JX),000 now two cent
Rtatnps. A number Romowhat
larger tbnn wore sold nt Vinita.
The Delaware pnyment, by Col.
Tufrtt, V. 8. Agent, will lake place
Oct., Stb nnd Otb, nt Chelsea, on
fit Louis nnd San Francisco Hail
way. The Fpnnlidi fever, hj called by
pome, and tbo murrain by others,
1ms been quito fatal among sovurnl
hcri.t? of rattlo in tho Cherokee
Tho Cherokee pcoplo niuv as well
rcalizo now ns hereafter, that their
permit nnd marring) laws tiro rap
idly solving for Ilium tho Indian
The lire nt Tnhlcquah seems to
have furnmhed tbo donizons of that
qutot bun? a. nonpation unsurpassed
by the historic blazo at Moscow or
Tho Male .Seminary at Table
qliah, is reported by a student to be
in excellent sanitary condition,
with an able faculty and content
cd and studious youths.
The 1'resbylery of Neo.dio, which
includes tho Indian Territory, met
at Neosho Kails, Ktins., Tuesday,
tho '2nd instant. Tho synod of the
Presbyterian Church of Kansas met
tho 1th instant at JJmpora Kansas.
Now locks and koys have been
liirnisncti rost otttees and are
rnpidly taking tho pliicoinf those
now in use. Tho keys aro fastened
to a brass ebain abont fivo foet in
u-th the end of which is a screw
f. m tcucri ti tho insidu of a tablo
diawer, to keep them from giving
cut after tbo mails. All mail
j oiulics have to lo brought to the
table to bo opened
Tho late National Council hav
ing disposed of tbo grazing ques
tion west of 00, it will not bo amiss
for tbo ono to meet in November,
to pay some nttcntioit to tho same
subject nearer home. Kxibling
lows should bo so amended as to
allow lw abiding citizens to ar
ringe with non-eilixin to kuep
stock upon terms of mutual agreo
limit, enforciblo by law, or as to
reach thoso who now do it clandes
tinely. Tho former courso would
bo tbo better.
John J llrcakblll, Teacher of tbo
Moore's Colored school, on ft rami
Itiur, in Delaware District, was in
town Saturday. Mr Urcakbill who is
himself colored, was oduentod at
Manhattan College, Kansas, has
bad several years experience as
teacher and is rendering satisfactory
service in sustaining a flourishing
school whero ho is now omployod.
IJv the wsy.ia ft not a sharp com
mentary on our sohool management
that our colored schools after so
many years, turned out so very few
if nnv competent touchers of that
clnsH of citizens of tho Nation ?
Indian aro not legally allowod
to ei I on U. S. jurios, nor to voto,
nor to drink whisky, and now
comes Cotnniisfcionar of Indian Af
Lars, Pile.-, and says thoy shall not
rx ttauca nor practico polygamy.
These .uo ploasuroa only to no in
dulged by sumo of Mr. Price's
conat'Uucuts. Tho waltz, tho lan
cers, tho gcrnian and tho "can
can" aro fashionable amusements
in civilized circles and, therefore,
jiroptr. Hut for Indians to indulge
u , in similar amusements in tnuir
W own stylo in which thoro Is no
lnoro reclining of blushing chocks
n;i heroic bosoms, no inoro enoirc
ling of slender waists by manly
arms, no moro intermingling of
hands mul hearts than nmong the
former is so demoralizing ns to be
suppressed by odicial authority.
As for polygamy, stop it bv till
uiuuii not only between Indian
but hi'tween wbit' in t'tnli and
'( iinf w'n sometimes abandon
I .' . .tiling lit tlw ufflti.o A.t.l li..S..
iMMHVP Ml tin? nir.ivn iiiltl liirimil
ofll op among Imliarts, or reverse ,
3, iii onb r of pioccediiig.
Onr HrSioot Moines
Tho weakest place til our school
system is our school Iioukcs. Wo
leave their building to publiocharU
ty. Wo lax tho liberal, generous,
public spirit 3d men and let tbo
misers go frre. To depend solely
on subscriptions to build school
houses Is foolish and nuiidaliii the
extreme. J I is mibiisiness like and
a failure and always will bo.
A fewyuars ago we tried to build
a school houso in Vinita. A num
ber of public spirited men contri
buted lnrgoly to it but aftor tho
foundation was built, mil all tho
framing, and part of tho other lum
ber was on the ground tho under
taking failed. Tho liberal citizens
of Vinita loosing something like
8 00. After such an experience
sensible men aro going to bo very
slow about taking hold of a similar
Wo need bolter school houses.
There is Hot a primary sohool.houBo
in the country but ought to bo bolter.
Our children shlvur around stoves
unablo to study, undermining
heallh.dustroying vitality. Moilof
tho school houses aro dreary, dismal
places in winter, some of thoiu
having no lloors, or chimneys, no
seats but puncheons, no u'ndows
but cracks. How can wo expect the
intelect to expand or minds to brigh
ten under sueh conditions. How
can we expect to maintain our in
tegrity as a nation when wo thus
take care of tho coming genoration.
A good school house is an educa
tor as much as tho spelling book
or arithmetic, it edticatos the tasto,
and has as much inllueuco in tho
moulding of character as any other
instrumentality in life. Architect-
uro and stationary aid moro to em
balm the name of (.1 recce in history
than their schools. Thoy would
novurhad tho material, the minds
for the latter if they had-not had
tho former. Wo never can have
schools until wo have school holts
iteltor school houses aro needed
for social and religious purposes in
every neighborhood, sabbath school
preaching, lectures ifce aro impract
icable in many neighborhoods for
want of houses.
llattor school houses aro needed
to oncnurago tho children to attend
school. If tho school lea pleasant
healthy place the children will like
to go. In nearly all of our schools
tbo attendance is irregular. There
is no romedv but bettor houses and
more enjoyable schools.
Hotter school houses aro needed
to utilize tho enormous expenditure
of public money for educational pur
poses. A largo part of our school
funds aro wasted because of misera
ble houses. Wo might easily doub
lo tho ollieionoy of all our school
money by providing good school
Hotter school hr.usoaro duo to our
pliinary schools. Wo spent!
money freely ami properly
on the seminaries &o which are at
tended by but low of our ohildron,
whilo wo do not put a dollar into
primary school house's which are
attended by ovory body.
Lastly, hotter school houses aro
needed to mantain our standing in
tho midst of surrounding civiliza
tion. Hy tho common consent of
tho world tho rahool is the inilox of
civilization. And wo are no excep
tion. If our civilization justifies our
demand to bo let nlono it must show
Itself as civilization does every
whero else To tlot tho Cherokee
Nation with beautiful, comfortable
school houses would bo worth more
to us than any treaty with con
Items From tho Advocate.
Itichnrd M. Wolfe, Calo Stair
and Dr. Walker have gone west to
locate the third Salt Spring, rosorv-
cd to the Nation on tho outlet west.
Tho first two wero located a year
eineo by Messrs Wolfo and D. II.
Th) low caused by the burning
of tho Fuller stable, tho night of
tho 27th. was about 8U.000. includ
ing building, harness, provender
and eight horsos. I ho neighbor
ing buildings, including tho Capi
tol and Advocato office wore saved
Tho squad of U. S. cavalry, un
der Liout. Webber, sent to aid if
nocossary in preserving order, ro
iurnod to Port Gibson, Sunday.
. Tho per capita allowance paid Is
81.r).50, 17,517 porsons boing the
number declared to bo entitled to
draw under tho Act of tho National
Tho Act of tho National Council
incorporating Port Gibson and
Dof.ningvillo (Vinita), donated
every odd lot unsold, to tho town
corporation, tho terms and for tho
purposes therein described. This
act conveyed a vested right and if
ropcalnblo, it has never been dono
in oxpress terms. Wo bcliovo tho
conveyance Is valid until set naide
by competent legislation or judicial
action anil respectfully invito tho
Kxecutive authority to exnmino
tho subject before executing titles
to such lots mi ler sales by the
Hoards of Tt,nn commissioner.
The Act of bongiess, approved
March 11, 168.1, reducing postage
on domestic mail matter of the first
class from three lo two cents per
halfoiincoor fraction thereof went
into operation Monday lasf, Oct 1 ,
Tho design for tho new two-cent
stamp "is tho head of Wnshifiglnn
in profile, from Iloudon's bust,
placed on a plain (ablet:
above the head aro tho words
"United States jiostago,' and tin.
dcnicath tho tablet are tho words
"two cents." The stamps arc
printed in metallic red. The em.
bossed stamp on tho envelopes
alsobcnr tho head of Washington.
Tho four cent stamps will bear
the head of Jackson the same as
now aro on tbo two cent stamps.
Two and three cent Btamps and en
velopes of tho present dosigm will
remain good ami bo ncccptctl In
payment of postngo whenever of
fered in appropriate amounts. No
othor changes aro matin in the
present rates of postngo.
Tho Stock Associations of tho
Territory will do well to consider
tho following suggestions from a
correspondent, whoso letter was
received loo lute for insertion in
our Inst Issue:
Kast St. Louis.
It seems your stock association
should bo reprcscntcdm this mar
ket. Four associations aro now
represented, viz., tho Pan Handle
slock association, of Texas, and
tho Western Kansas cattlo growers
association, both by J. It. Plum
mcr. Tho Northwestern cattle
raisers association, of Texas, in
represented by 0. H. Whiter anil
tho Cherokee Strip by H. F. Wind
ham. Thoso men are as well ac
quainted with tbo various brands,
as we arovith tho alphabet. Any
ono shipping cattlo not in their
brand must show title or thoy are
atoncoctit out and sold for the
owner of tho brand. Tho amount
saved to owners in ono day Inst
vear was sixty-four head. This
year twenty-five to thirty is about
all that nave been saved to owners,
showing tho stealings) bo light in
comparison with former years.
Last week cattlo camo in witli
tbo following brand: L. 8., right
hip and counter branded L. S..
with swallow fork on right car and
untlcrbit in left. The owner of
such a brand would do well to cor
respond with the agent hero of tho
Pan Handle Association.
Any ono will readily see tho ben
efit derived by having an- agent
hero, and your assoeiutiou could
readily employ ono of the above
agents, if thoy didnotwantto'em
ploy a separate ngent. Theso do
tectives pro sent hero 'about the
first of Juno and aro recalled at
the close of tho run on Texas and
Again, brands of different asbo-
ciatious aro soinotimes similar.
For instance, C. HaithbasC. H. on
loft sido and loft horn. C. V. Ho
gors has C. H. twico on left sido,
with crop and split loft car, under
slopo right, dewlap hanging down.
While letters aro snmo tho other
distinctive features aro quito dif
ferent. We refer to thoso nintters
ns wo boliovo thorn of interest to
all stock growers, and tho Cuikk-
tai.v as a ropresontallvo paper Is
calculated to spread tho news.
Two Ways of LunkliigntTliln?.
Two boys went tti hunt grapes.
Ono was happy because ho found
grapes. The othor was unhappy
becauso tho grapes bad seeds m
Two men being convalescent
wero asked how thoy wore. Ono
said : "I am hotter to dav.'1
rho othor said : "I was worse ves-
When it rains, one man says :
'This will niako mud." Another
says, "This will lay tho dust."
Two children looking through
colored glass j ono said : "Tho
world is blue." And tho other
said: "It is bright."
Two boys eating their dinnor ;
ono said: "I would rathor have
something other than this." Tho
othor said: "This Is belter than
A servant thinks a man's housa
is principally Kitchen. A guest,
that it Is principally parlor.
"I am sorry that I live," bays
ono man. "I am sorry I must dio,'
Ono man spoils a good rcpnst hy
thinking of tho better repast of an
other. Ami another enjoys a poor
repast by contrasting it with none
"I am glad that it is no worso,"
s'ays one. "j am sorry that it is no
hotter," says another.
Ono man is thankful for his blcs
sings; another is morose for Ills
Ono man thinks ho is entitled to
a lottor world anil is disatisfied Iks
cause ho has not got it. Another
thinks he is not justly entitled to
any, and Is satisfied witli this.
Ono man makes up his accounts
from his wants, another from hW
VHH H HHv VHV HHV h Ib V ll M '
Tho Fair U over and many failed lo get premiuma who expected them nnd some got them
who didn't expect them, but the great
is unwaveringly awarded without any disappointment to anybody (o
For his immense assortment of HOOTS and SUCKS, HATS, CAPS, QUEENSWARE, HARD
WARE, TINWARE, TRUNKS, VALISES,
OVERCOATS. BLANKETS, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, etc., etc., etc. ,
THE BEST PIERCE CITY FLOUR
ATTENVIE CLERKS, FAIR AND LIBERAL WEALING.
GIVE ME A TRIAL AND SEE IF I DO NOT SATISFY YOU.
Did you hear amything. Well, tho biggest racket that has been hoard about
Vinita in a good while is at
They have just received an immenso stock of everv style and descripticn of
j3l. C3ropoo.t 'Va.xrio-fcy ond DSoa-ixtLXTviX ABSortaaont 'ajT
.1 full lint of every kind of slid' and heavy
HARDWARE! HARDWARE I
Agricultural implements of every kind. Carpenter's tools, blacksmith's tools; farm tools
ami the heaviest nttck of
Heating Stoves in the Indian Territory.
Jk. jXnEI"W JSTCMFfcJES ROOM
II as just been added to our already largo establishment, and is chuck full of now goods and
M"oro Coming on Evory ITrain
xatoxxioTYx'to ox tlao DEl.oo.
A- C. RAYMOND, - - Vinita, I. T.
ThcrOjH ono placo in tho Indian
-CLxxcS. tx 1P-CL&. Asaoi'tmcTiint of DEZ'roi'irtlxlxas: "XAToxxtodl
C3rO to "X7W. O.
IF YOU WANT Wagons,
C3rO -to "V. O.
IF YOU Alili SICK and want Medicines, Drugs, Proscriptions carofullypropared,olo,'
' 1'OcV WAXT Clothing, Hoots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Bedding, oto, etc, otc,
Go to "W- O. DEj&uTTOISP,.
IF YOU ARK HUXailYnwd want Groceries, Flour, Bacon,
GrO to "VST" C
IF YOU ARK IN LOVE
g-o to "7r o x,-(v.a?a?oiar-
IF YOU ARK GOING
GO TO W. C- PATT03TS
Territory whore you can buy any kind of godds you want. Wo kcop
toy Our OvLstomors.
IF YOU WAST Harnoss, Saddlery, Loathor Goods of any kind
Agricultural Machinery, Buggies,
and want Candles, Porfutnios, Toilet Goods, Soap, oto otc,
TO MARRY mul want a complete
Spring Wagons, otc., etc.,
Cannotl Gootis, etc, etc.
outfit of orcrything,
if-cr ToM. and Winder '&3-34
'llo nm .ne neiMInc lull iiiinu; nim on
iKri Contains fillioifrahetl Fn-ihloii
r . --. - . i
ifinin nn-J nbove 1.K00 lienatlfitl oo
Itnirriu Inp. illiiMratiiiK the very Inteijt
ifou-ltles In Dulles' and Clifldreii'ij
Hint mul Cloak, I'mlorwcnr, litliiiitii
.Oiiinio, HoMorv (Jents HirnlMiltnr
Jewelry, Wati-liei. Hoots nml Hiot-d.
Ilmr Ootids, ote., etc. Prices lower
tlniii Uiobo of nnv nllier house. II. t
P. KOCH .V; SOX, Oltt Are. fc 20tlt St.,
JOHN and CEORCE
rail Now Stoek just liottRh In Hnlnt
Louis nt lowest wholesale p. :es nnd
now Tor mile 'it
QTTEEuSTS VuX I IS,
Cash puld for faro, hides, etc. C'nsh
ir Honda in exchange fur cattlo. Trnde
TULSA, I. T.
irccl Hcmt ."Kitst!
Via St. JLiotjiIs.
2 TRAiNS DAILY!
Pullman Palace Hotel Cars through
to St. Louis, via Sodalia, daily.
Direct Houto West and Southwest
Via KANSAS OITY.
At Kansas City, JSSr.S
for Kaunas, Coloiado. Xew Mexi
co and California connect with Kx
press Trains of all linos.
At Atchison, rzlr;
priws Trains for all points in Kan
sus and Nebraska.
At Omnlin Connection is made
Ml Ullldlld) with all lines lead
ng to the North and West.
Superior Aciumnimhitiong 1
tar fast Tim:
K.rilAMII.r.ll, Oen'l J'ass'r A pent.
C. II. hlNX.VN, Ass't Oen'l I'ass'rAg't.
W. If. FI.KTt'lIKU, . Kent at V
St. Louis and Sanfrancisco
Shorter than any othor route between
CQrTHItOUGII EXPRESS TRAINS
) Are Run Daily. (
NO CHANGE OV CAI1S.
900 000 I 0r r,cI' fcnnlnK
UiZiUy.vL Mineral Imuls
VODEULUS J for enlo by tliU
""Koi fall and partlnilnr infonnntloa
tMlllMilliv Tlinn T,iK!,,q Tl.,, X n
cull tipon any of onr Htntton Agen'tti, or
iiiui in iiiu iiiifii'riiniiiiMi;
uein jrt. .Rt.. Uen'l Tiikh. Ant.
hT. l.tlUH. MO. T. UlCIM, MO.
C. W. ItnoKiiH, Vico-PrcMident
nml Gpiii'rnl Mnnni'nr.
Templo Building. St. Louis, Mo.
OTho Hurras' OciBB ts Is.
sued March and Sent, cadi
ycart 210 pagw, 8zll)
Inches, v Ith over a.aOU
illuttrstloiu a wholo pic-
turo gnllcry. Qlrcs wholo
mIo prices dirttl to contumcrt on nil good
for personal or family tue. Tellt hovr
to onlcr, ond give xati cert of cvery
thing )ou mo, cat. drink, near, or hurt
fun witli. Tlinu Invnluabla books con
tain information glcnnod from tho map
keU of tho world. Wo will wall n copy
l-'rco in nny iuMreM upon receipt of tin
pottage 7 cx-nt. lUt us hear from yon.
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
nrxi wMti atuuc, vkiwsu. nt
Ilrnnill.1 III! ll tt sidt'. ScHf I
OOon 111 nnd shoulder, eit
With VftnoltS IlllirhM. iimrc o
timiilti. n vniii: -Illinois river, t
east of Tiihlenanli.
JESSE B. MAYRS.
,). ,.u-.f,,rk nnd Ulldcrllit Itt OtlO
enr and utideralope In the otherj
R. R. TAYLOR.
Vi.i-ta, I. T.
Ilrnndcdon hoth Rides. Crop pll left
ens and upllt In right, iiaxos Loennt
B. F. MILSTEAD.
Hralrlo Olty, I. T;
mAa i in saatteSs.
iirnmie.i with h.uho tiranu on iiotu , - J
tddcH and both hips, ihsok Hkiul of ''s
noiiso urevK. f
J. W. ELLIOTT & Co.,
Vinita, I. T.
lit vC iiinrku tindirlnt In rVii i'iir,
crop oll'nf the loft Citttli- lirnn hil m
left hip nml bhutlM' r ewin-Cnliiii
Echo, I. T.
w w m
ssssiMiLiS? Vi, y
llriind Heen-np. .-ltli -r i.l . M i f (
rmpiiH rluht rnrt)fl"flW'l J.'I' I
r:ir. Itaiiue HornoCrifk, ('. N J it
EVANS, IITJNTER & KEWIA:i.
Irtilr.ltrntul ..iilfl.i nil lini.til...! i
on left side nnd hip. Sonm ear- Sl
inarketl jjil nnd some fSEml U&&
the jut- Bwij tor iMcall.gJ ed tho
jiiiKje- WKd ,, niaik." To. a a
Hteera roii.l-hiuind KjaKa on near
Hide. Various ear- BriailntMl ninrkb.
itVNtiK Coinnianehe eoiuih; jool.
. Spilt nnd hit In riuhtearnnd h allow
fork in left, ltoad-liraiul JLs hip.
iianuk Citbln t reek.
Ghorokoo Orphan Asylum.
31ark, miiooth-crop In loft ear, anil
under bit lu riglit.
Sklatook I'oat-ol'U-o, f N, ,;1
dor. Tarctlclnc f-,
Calln prninptlv ntteiilcil ti
nii'lit Kr'Hl ivttmitiiin irixi'4 t
hnigfry uml UiKwi m womy .
mil ..litl.l roll. '
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