Newspaper Page Text
THE CHJLEi? TAJJN
?abttt Nto fcr te
Ispiax CaxsKxnr Pnunm Co
r. P, itOM iH X. W. 8cMM,Xtors.
TIKTTA, L T JAK . 4, MM.
Tsk cuw f tk year 1S8S is
wag&iAbnoC rrtwyactioa. The
opMjitg of tke ysr 1364 encour
ages Mitidpli(M. Tke experieace
aodobtanrstieA f mSridoal life
for tfa laat katf BMtary are full of
. impxMiv.MMM6a4 stirring in-eyjente-
Tiuwt f iMwJIcqcinin-
nity like, the Cherokee Xation much
Jeas than there of a rreat cation
like tfeUhd Stt.ad inlrita
ly leee f the irorM f aaaakind,
are too many, loo T&ried and too
importest tole MtBber4 or epit
omai Fiftyjr Mrs ago the Weet-
' CherokM'wre ew settlers in
this portion ef the coveted Indian
Jfenkory set apart foe their hoHsee,
Kiiilt the najentr, the JSastern
Chrok,te's4ul eaet of the
MUneeippi River, among the hills,
alog tfa Talkys ai beside the
Jtotiau and booWiag fountains
where dwelt their aaaootors from
whteh thera ie Q record.
They were then experiescing the
faei-sceeedtBf; threes -which, a
badoaea years hkter, ended, in
' their removal and saion with those
jHbo preceded, them t their arrival
mthiscocnery. Of the hitter fruits,
the sad experiences, the appalling
trials, and fbe alasoet evenrhelra-
tag dangers of that usenaorable de-
J riod ia thoir feutory, oeither space
; nor iadxaaiioa allow as to speak.
1 Tiey are hietorieaL Their"actors,
wrlh their finite, Jheir&ailties and
their manly virtues have passed
from the stage "of aetioa, ad their
spirits dwell m the silent bryond.
Friend aod le are alike low and
poyriees time, while their actions
aaiTmotiyee wSl he judged ia the
ner3er. SweeooaYng ike trials
aod eoa Jttets was u era of quiet
e, ia which the Cherokces
inctBci in asBeere, wealth and
It was'hat the calm
'before the storm. The
War.ofthe BbHioa, with its
its vieioaee, ie devastation,
I, lie pnratioBS, its death,
bjtnt upea thew with resasUess
faiy, aad Aroatcaed to destroy
them from the ftce of the earth.
Mbed in aamherj, imporerishedin
Joras, hot aheaainrm"reMwgces i
and vitality, ther sanrired it all
and still live, live, the possessors
of an. ample domain, of fruitful
homes and prwfiic herds, of free
schools, of sotf-ohosealastitatisas,
-of svil and TeKgioas liberty. Se-
djre aboais.and towering rocks,
and seethiar whirlpools which
hare been paoaod. Arouad is the
bore, with its fieh postures, its
clear sty- and genres ung freezes.
Beyond a'the mwrcwhosc hori-
,-zon is anbooaded, whoe depths
j are nnfarhomaV wkosg dangers are
unknown. What voyage lies ahead,
'-time alone can reveal. Bat it will
be, in all probability, largely such
as -e ourselves direct. Prudence,
industry, intelligence, private and
public integrity, and enlightened
fidelity to oar highest national and
individual interacta mav yet add
nntold Toam to one existence as a
conuDaaity. Batthk we know
the absenae of these qualities will
oreron deoay. When gambling
and drankenness take the place of
manna! and mental labor; when
virtne, and truth, and modesty
eeaee to diotineniah our wives and
daaghtess; when venalitv and
mlsehood, and deception possess
oar exoontfve and legislative au
thotitiec f when perjury, and cor
mptionnd eowardice disgrace our
Jadges and janes ; when tricky in-
.doleneo, meeeheod and personal
. ehnraetore our citizens
nf whatever raos or ealor; when
bese beeome &mili3f to our peo
p!e,and meet not with stern, rebuke
.and condemnation, then we may
know that demoralization domi
nates the land, that degeneracy
prevails, and that so fair a heritage
a belongs to the Cherokecs is un
worthily beld,and nothing left wor
thy of its defence May the kind
Pinvidense which has so long kept
as in the hollow of its hand avert
o sod a into from a people of such
a britftantbistory as ours, and con-
! to direct oarpithway through
kee3, again the Csieftain
wishes vnn. and all humanitr. in
He bro adopt and highest sense, a
happy Kew Year
Nswaqf special interest on
first page this week.
lxixsom raised 1,006.009 hash
els o-f corn less this vear than last.
Ifc TjLSDtt the false prophet is
still continuing his victorious
march, sweeping all before him.
We don't wish anybody any
harm, but if anybody has to be
water-bound andsu5tr from delays
at ferries and by high waters, we
hope it will be those who oppose the
building of bridges.
Tueke are now two great b ridges
over the Niagara River below the
falls. That is all right but we
would be better pleased to see one
over the Arkansas, between Mus
kogee and Gibson.
3Caj. HoPKins, President of the
Bosrd of Railroads for Kansas,
who recently diedin Leavenworth,
Kansas, was the officer in com
mand of the Goverment train
captured at Cabin Creek, a few
miles from Vinita, by General
Gano of Texas, during the last year
of the war.
The Chikftais lailed to get any
provission for building new school
houses last Council, but we have
ocr tow line securely fastened and
we are going to pull until we pull
through. Think of children going
to school in such weather a3 thjs
in houses with dirt doors, without
loft or windows. Wc must have
The French took SonUy. The
world chronicles the fact, but does
not seem to shudder at the enor
mous, hellish wickedness of a great
and strong nation destroying and
aurderinga weak people because
they want their country. Other
races besides the Indian have
wroqgs. Will the gospel of "Peace
on earth good will to men" never
Chief Whirlwind, Sr., sports one
of the nobbiest top spring wagons
in the country, be having decided
that riding in a vehicle is far more
convenient than riding a sore-back
nony, a la most Indians. This old
chief, as well as the whole tribe, is
fast abandoning the superstitious
customs peculiar to Indains, and
noiv believes the white man's road
is the best way. Cheytnae Trans-sorter.
For representation of the time on
railroads, it has been deemed ex
pedient to substitute for the current
"a. x." and -'p. k." a 24-hour
sfaje, begining the day from mid
night and continuing for 24 hours,
the 12th houbeingnoon, and the
24th hour, midnight. The minutes
between the-close of the day the
24lh hour and one hour after mid
night, will be indicated as so many
minutes after midnight; thus four
minutes after 12 o'clock, midnight,
(current time) will he shown as :04;
indicating that the da' is four min
utes old ; and so contine till sixty
minutes are reacned.when the hour
is I; thereafter it will he shocrn a?
now, 1:10, 1:15, 1:45, tc. until it
is 2. The same rule governs dur
ing thr entire 24 hours. Stated in
brief all numerals below 12 indi
cate "a. m.' All numerals above
12 indicate "p.m."
X Xerlted CeapHmtnt.
Our fellow-townsman and depu
ty U. S. Marshal, Mr. J C. Wilkin
son, has so far gained the confi
dence of the Cherokee Indians,
that at the present session of their
National Council their delegates to
congress were instructed to urge
the appointment of Mr. Wilkinson
as b.o. Agent tor tnc encrotecs.
For many years Mr. W. ha? opera
ted as deputy marshal among the
Cheroh-ees, and by his honesty
and gentlemanly bearing as an offi
cer, has gained the universal confi
dence of those people. No better
appointment could be made, than
for the government to confer the
honor upon our friend Jim Wilkin
son. FU Smith Ind. Democrat.
Dr. Pio Lewis recommends the
following treatment for this trou
blesome complaint to a person of
sedentary habits. The idea is to
improve the general health, and
not to seek a cure in local treat
''Ect a dish of oatmeal, one bak
ed potato, and one slice of bread,
for your breakfast; a piece of roast
beef as large as your hand, witn
one boiled potato, and one slice of
hrrcui far dinner: take nothing for
The seats of fourteen Democrat gUppcr. and go to bed early. Sleep
and eleven Republicans in the
3enate of the U.S. will expire 1SS3
OSK JJtJSWtRD YEARS AGO the 23d
inet., Gen. Washington resigned
Jn commission as general-in-cbicf
jti the American forces to Congress
in session at Annapolis, Md.
The Comm&ee on Indian Af-
i $a jfce Hout of Beprcscnta-
frvee rontieta of Messrs. Welborn
"nf Texas, Chairman; Graves of
Jfisnsnri. Stevens of New York,
rank of Arkansas, Pierce of Ten-
Jaerty cf Illinois, bkm-
oftorth Carolina, SmUh of
Pennsylvania, George of i;regr.n,
Perkins of Xaneas, Nelson of Min-jjesolay-Oarj
if possible half an hour before din
ner. Drink, nothing with your
meals, nor within two hours after
ward. Drink as much cold water
on rising in the morning and on
lying down at night as you can con
veniently swallow, and you may
add draughts of cold water, if you
wish, before eating your meals.
Live four to six hours per day in
the open air Bathe frequently,
and every night on going to bed
rub the ?kin hard with hairgloves
In less than a week one handker
chief will do you. And yet you
havaa't touched your nose in the
way of treatment To cure nasal
catarrh you have only to make
vour stomach digest well, nnlv to
make yourself healthier. Yourj
nose will quickly find it out, and
adapt itself to the beUcr manners
of its companions," j
The following rules asd regula
tion are adopted in accordance with
Sec. 5, Chap 10, Revised Code, for
the goverment of Primary Schools.
Teachers will give them carefuly
attention. Post one circular in
school room, and give each Direc
Rule 1. All teachers are re-
uired to keep a register showing
e name, age, sex, attendance.
language and scholarship ot all
pupils who may enter their respec
tive schools and, under oath, the
average monthly and average and
aggregate term attendance.
2. Averages shall be ba.ed upon
the attendance of the children of
citizens alone. To find monthly
average add together the daily at
tendance for the scholastic month
and divide by 20. To find term av
erage add together the monthly
averages and djvide by the num
ber of scholastic months in the
ftrm. The term aggregate is the
aggregate enrollment for the term.
The monthly reports shall be care
fullv filled out and promptly sent
3. School shall be opened with
reading a selection from the Bible,
and be taught fix hours on each
of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of each week
during the term prescribed by law,
not including recesses, be twen
such seasonable houre as the Direc
tors may prescribe. No text books
shall be used in National schools
exceDt those adontedbv theBo.ird
of Education, not any other branch
es taught. In Cherokee speaking
school, one entire hour, morning
and evening, shall be devoted to
the teachinirof common English
words with their meaning, to all-
Cherokee speaking children.
4. Teachers will not be required
to receive into tiieir schools chil
dren under six nor persons over
twenty -one. years of age. nor allow
ep to confine a child under twelve
years of ace to the lmol room
for a lunger period of time than
one hour and a half.
5. Teachers shall endeavor, by
precept and example, to inculcate
upon their schools the principles of
truth, morality and justice, and
the habits of cleanliness and gen
teel deportment in manner and
speech. These lessons are infin
ite! v more important than gram
mar. The text book "Good Mor
als and Gentle Manners" shall be
taught to the entire school one
half hour daily. Explain fully to
the children, have them take notes
and examine them each day on the
proceeding les-ons, so as to culti
vate their memory as well as to
instil-the lessons of this book.
6. Teachers will hold pupil. to
strict account for disorderly con
duct during school hour? and re
cess, while at plnv and on their !
way to and from thool. j
. Discipline of the school shall
consist ot moral i-ua-inn. :s far as '
practicable, but, when nectr-fanr. '
of corporal puiii-hin'Mir, -up-'i-in I
by the teacberand expulsion ty the !
8 Drunkenness, profanity, gam
bling and carrying unlawful weap
ons are prohibited, and if practic
ed by a teacher will lead to the
cancellation of his certificate, or
by a pupil, to his expulsion from
9. Teachers will be held strictly
responsible for all school material
delivered to their care. They
will eee that the books are careful
ly used by pupils, and not carried
off by pupils or others, but safely
locked up each evening at close of
school, at the close of the term the
teacher shall place the books, etc ,
in charge of one of the directors
taking his itemized receipt thereof.
If the law requiring book case, fcc.
(see Sec 26, Chap. X.) is not com
plied with, the teacher shall prom
ptly notify Board of Education.
.0. Teachers shall not exchange
schools, nor excepting in case of
temporary illness or some extraor
dinary emergency employ substi
tutes, unless by special permission
of the Board of Education. Teach
er? besides the ordinary text-books
now adopted for use in the com
mon shools, will be examined on
Ogden's "Art of Teaching," which
can be secured of Van Antwerp,
Bragg it Co., Cfncinnatti, Ohio.
The cost of the volume is, inclu
ding postage, 81.27.
Very truly and respectfully,
"W. A Dc.ncas, President.
R. L. Owrf, Secretary.
S. J. THOMPSON,
Oalls promptly attended to, day o
menu Special attention given to
Surgery and diseases of women
The Largest and best selected
stock at Bottom Prices,
Sewing Machines, Organs, Coffins
and Metallic cases always
kept in stock.
S- "2?. DaCo2rmt23.y
South side of Maple St.
Chetopa, - Kass.
The Live Steck Market of St Loaii
THE ST. LOUIS XATIOffAL
Located at East St. Louis, jU.
Directlv opiKJsite the citv of St. Louis
Buyers for all description of livestock
always in attendance, and within the
ground of the stock yards are a beef
canning company, with a capacity for
slaughtering 1,UU head of cattle daily,
and pork parking establishments with
a capacity for slaughtering 12,000 hogs
ISAAC II. KXOX, President.
Ciia. T Joses, Snncrii'tundent. '-'
JOHN wi CEORCE
Full New Stock just bough in Saint
Louis at lowest wholesale p :es and
now tor sale t
BR LIE'S, Etc.
Cai-h paid iter fin, luU, .
cr goods cacHivBse tor cattle.
TULSA. L T.
In consequence of having to
movemy business house inside of
the next thirty days, I will sell re.
gardless of cost till then the follow
ing goods, to reduce my stock: Dry
Goods, ClothingBoots and Shoes,
&e. I can't move with the loa,& I
have and am hound to unload. Bo
come and get the benefit- I mean
just what I say.
l :i2r';3D &z cb.
HOLDS THE FORT
Largest Line of Hardware, Stoves and
. Tin"warekept in the Cherokee Nation.
And everything' usually kept in
a well assorted stare. I sell low
as the lowest for cash. Call and
see ae and price my goods.
Eobt. D. Knight,
Vinita, - - I. T.
These Machines are warranted to
finish a washing ready for the Hue,
without the use of tu6 or board; do
not hare the hands in the suds
from beginning to end; and will
wash anvthine from a quilt to a
gun patch, and are fully warranted
against breakage fr one year.
Tehms: 816.00 for Washer and
Wringer combined. 12.00 for
Wastier alone, with one cent per
mile extra from Vinita to place of
4 v- A
Pott-oCIce, Tulequh, I. T- -
ed OOum bip
ra (tries. SeM
only ts sUf.
noia river, 4 miles east ot Tahleqaah.
U. B. TAYI.OK.
Fost-office, Vinita, I. T.
. h sid.
op off !st
e - and split
Post-office, prairie City, I. T.
J. W. ELLIOTT k Oe..
Post-office, Vinita, L T.
Post-office, Echo, I. T.
M ripfet r.
Post-office, Echo, 1. T.
-v f Bradw
flHM m rifet
liiH left er..
y T crk, C.
EVAIJ3, HTJIiTEii 4C JMJtWkJJt.
"-wl cattle all branded I
- I. -u hip. Some ear-1
. ana some - '
teriscaM vjMed I'm
'je- -1"t boo marir " Texa a
rs road-baand yjjfj on aar
Jo Various ear-" aiafka.
.. vr.E Commaacbc county pool.
P. st offi
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and 051.
e, ' acto a
Spilt and bia
is right r
In fact everything you want in the Household Line, j5
St Leuis and Sanfrancisco
Shorter than any other route between
St. Louis, Mo.
The Only Wholesale Yarns in St.
Lotus Accessibla by Eaii
1. Every railroad entering St. Low
is directly tributary to these yards.
2. Texas shippers ate informed thai
connection with these yards from the
Iron Mountain t Southern railroad can
he made without cost and with much
less shrinkage than to any other.
3. These vards have the peculiar aL
vantage of ltcing located on the St.
Louis side of the river, from which
five hundred thousand people draw
4. Cvery pacaing house in St. Louis
has a regular buyer stationed here.
Buyers of cattle, tops and sheep, both
for the home market and eastern ship
ment, are at all times represented.
5. For comfort and convenience these
vards have no superior in the country.
Two lines of street cars approach here, j
Hotel, tclecraph offices and other con-!
venienccs forstockmen on the premises
W. A. RAMSAY, President.
Secretary and Treasurer. 1
CO-THROUGH EXPRESS THAU'S
) Are Sun Daily. (
NO CHANGE OF CARS.
Fgr Good Goods'at Bottom Prices go to
There.s one place in thc'Indian Territory where you can buy any kind of goods you want. We keep .
A General Store
t v 2FuXL:JSS03rt320.C22L23.-t oZ -E3exrt3ariSS7--aixtoca.
Toy Our; Orxstoxnei's.
IF YOU WAST Harness, Saddlery, Leather Goods of any kind
IF YOU WAST Wagon. Agricultural Machinery, Buggies, Spring Wsgs, etc., etc.,
IF YOU ARE SICK and want Medicines, Drugs, Prescriptions rsreiutty prepared, ete,
IF YOU ir.lAT Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, CansBedding, etc, ete, etc,
G-o -to "77". O- E3jKZS5Z?fCI'j33"?S,
eo Orpiaa Asylum.
c opia left r
Skiatook Poat-office, C. K".
Mrs. ISABELLA. N5W30X.
Post-office. Skiatook, I. T,
B. 1L -WTLLIAK3,
Post-office, Prairie City, I. T.
WB5 na ear,
'rix b t
BV1HHH"V a left
Of rich farming
.fc Mineral lands
fKt 1 ?-T!gt J for sale by thi
jsa-For full and particular information
with Slaps. Time Tables, Rates, &c.
call upon any of our Station Agents, or
either of the undernamed:
G. W. TALE, D. -TISIIART,
Gen'l Frt. Agt.. Uen'l fass. Atft.
ST. LOCIS. MO. ST. LOUIS, HO.
C. W. Rogers, 1ce-Presidcnt
and General Manager,
Temple Building, St. Loui, Mo.
IF YOU ARE HUNGRY and want Groceries, Flour, Bacon, Canned Goods, etc, etc.
C3rO to "SKT O 3E3-5L1JLs-ULLOKr',S
IF YOU ARE IX LOVE snd want Candies, Perfumies, Toilet Goods, Soap, etc etc,
GO "370 "w" O IP a rr'go JJ'S-
IF YOU ARE GOIXG TOMARRY a?A want a complete outfiit of everything;
Go to W. C. PATTON & Co's.,
Yinita, I. T.
"W. Q. NELMS;
Post office, Vinita, I. T.
Post-office, lnita, I. T.
creek IUre, between
Ligbtn r creets.
split in left
b.t end sine
tag in right
at the head
WFLLSBEOS & PRIQG.
Post-cL,ve, djtjle, Kansas.
n i ear marks
r w i a s of
a Us. iantiei
r t . a ,
their regular range on Verdisria rirer,
above Goody's Bm& and oa fig ciMk, '
will be hberallv ruw.rrtjwl Vv oiolm. m,
fotBiaticn nl thA v, k. VT fil k
i f . r - " - P" ?