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. rSHr Ivwy Friday by the
jtSMAK CMIETTAEC PuBLISHIXG
1 WIT. HMt ahvJ WVicGS, Editors.
TKHHTA.-I. T JAX 18, mi.
Tke muting lav passed at the
te lewrioH. M tic Xational Coun
cil k mk e great importance to
Wtk tfce material aad political in-
tewta of fee Cfeerokee Nation. Jt
$g a rw&e! departure from the txa
dittaml petky awl uniform prac
tice af its gererient from time
hnmrimriil. We refer particularly
ia fee pw virions of the lav.' which
aotfcoiw tbe iBfre&action of capi
tal mm! liuumcDB associates from
afeiwd, irkea deeaed desirable or
r, as Aey Trill be m every
ibf fee looDoag m casdacting
feeic "burin one operettas. It is
Hrae-tkie h to fee deee under the
Imps f fe , Tt as there arc
jo laws feat 7reTide for or con-
gcfc, relations, the whole
raa to be hereafter de-
jM4UrMt toacc. That the
afcangtt wade to fee existing law
aaoteid ef.beisg carefully and
rleariy drawn oh, are vague, -while
napertoBt, indeed vital, to all con-
ttrad, M) erkicjtt from two consiu-
r6oe Tire, with the promul
gation of fee tow we have a formal
aowctmctiow of the part of it which
relates to this sabject from the Ex
ecutive department, a proceeding
invite unusual, hut which is enti
tled singly to the consideration due
to fee, distinguished source from
-which It eeaics, as it is. of course,
wifeemt a particle of legal force in
aay judicial question that may
arim under it. The second consid
eration Is presented bv the fact re
ferred to in our last issue. The ef
fort made by a few prominent citi
peys to enihrace in a single lease
M feat portion of our nation which
tends from the western line of
Arksas to the Grand and Arkan
sas Jtivers, or six and a half of the
piae districts into which, tlic Nation
to.dradad tor judicial and legislat
ive paqfce. The only error in
feat statefaeat is oac more nominal
feaa rtai, which, is, that the lease
we aakad i for general mining
garpoooj, hat for fea single one of
awopocteag tor and operating in
bIjmL. Whea it is remembered
feai feie estoaelv lease of an cx-
nhuTive right tor fee long period of
toa. years weald cover every foot of
yrj&um. fee limite stated not
to- fee poBoecsion of individual
wife fee additional right i
VaaAiilv aflcama fbr v.-ilnalilc I
I feat fee CMapany wight dis- j """ "''
w. mete operations to obtain
fee aasgnitnde of the
privilege gwght looms up In its
aajas. And fee Treas-
r night weft hsitoic before giv-
TSg it hie eficial saecuoH. The
viiefe cehome smacks of specula-
ttoa.a4 fee speedy domination of
fee territory left s, by the Stanu
anl OH CeeajMBy or some other gi-
Ed. CHiECTAnr. The dissatis
faction among the members of the
Cherokee Stockmen's Association
is growing too thep to be repressed.
At our meetings we have to wran
gle and worry for hours over what
ought to be done in a few minutes.
The trouble is that a few blather-
Cslls promptly attended to, day or
night. Special attention given to
Surgery and diseases of women,
skites take up all the time? so that
sensible, solid men have but little
or no hearing. Parliamentary us
age is ignored. Bitter and outra
geous personalities are common.
Vulgarity and profanity, go unre-
bcked, Officers are treated with
open contempt. A aozen 01 uic
sober business men of the Associ
ation could have got together and
done more business in an hour than
was done in fee long session tills
This state of things is altogether
due to a lew self-constituted, dem
agogical squirts, who simply over
whelm decent men with abuse
when thev sav anything, so that
they would rather sit and wait half
a day for a disgraceful wrangle to
work itself ouC than face e storm
of vituperation, abuse and ridicule
they would have to meet if they
offered any' opposition. Seemingly,
a few men who want notoriety arc
siniplv using us and taking our
time fot that which does not benefit
us one bit.
Another thing is thai, durirrgthe
last two meetings, most of our time
has been taken up with the matter
of publishing our brands. Some
have been trying to make those
who own a good deal of stock pay
for advertising the brands of those
who have "but little stock. That is
jut what it amounts to. It is just
a job gotten up by the newspapers
to make a little money out of us.
I am willing to pay my own bills.
I don't want to pay for advertising
anybody el.-o's brands, and I don't
want anybody olse to pay for mine.
Then they arc trying to give one
paper a monopoly of it. I say,
let every man advertise where he
he wants . I am not going to let
any sneaky job be set up on rac
not if I know It. Some of them
say we can get it done cheaper by
advertising together, and giving
cne paper a monopoly of it- "Well,
let's sec. We have come to Vinita
twice, and paid our hotel bills, and
spent at least ten hours discussing
and wrangling over the matter, and
the best we can do is maybe to save
$1.50 on our brands. Nobody has
made anything, except a few who
wanted notoriety, and if they knew
what others think of them, they
would rejl out their notoriety
Tho Largest and best selected
stock at Bottom Prices.
Sewing Machines, Organs, Coffins
and Metallic casos always
kept in stock.
. JS- 37. Benni-n,
South side of Maple St.
CllETOrA, - Kaxs.
The Live Stack Market of St. Leuii
THE ST. LOUIS XATIOXAL '
Located at East St. Louis, ilL
Directly opposite the city of St. Loai.
Bayers' far all description of live stock
always in attendance, and within the
grounds of the stock yards are a beef
canning company, with a capacitv for
slaughtering IfiM head of cattle ily,
and pork packing establishment . 'Ah
a rapacity for Manghtering 12,000 hogs
ISAAC II. KXOX, President.
Cn.ts. T. Jose, Sopfrictendeat. 1-3
1 ! HffiQklr !
I NOW HAVE A
For Sale At
Give the stock law a faic trial.
"We pahlieh this week an at
Jaek am aarselves. It is stretcb
tog Mhgwtky a good deal, but we
to give everybody a
"Ftoia Truth" charges
fee yropocitioa to publish
We ioalgnrnUy repvdiaie tho ac
aaoation. It k aheolutely false so
tor. fee Chieftaix is concerned.
Ok fee eeetrary, we were opposed
to fee whole bveiuess from the bc
jp awing. It seemed to us just like
Mjftofr to eanpclall the merchants
mi 6. towa to adveriifc in one paper.
We did ot want to go Inlo fee
light. Bat when we had to we only
aaaed to do it for whatever the -obtain a lease on Cherokee lands
Journal would. 27i trc casi of Grand River, for mining
Mifrem. Jint to last. "We put
fee fcemeetition on the ground of
aemee inttad of price. We pro
patcd to-do more than the Journal
and at the same price. We have
twce the circulation in the Choro
Jcce Nation the Journal has. The
Chieftain is located in the 'town
where the association meets. To
aajr Cherokee net living near. the
Creek Nation an advertisement' in
fee Cpiefx-UX is worth twice
Tfaat it is in Uic Journal. Apt
apetcnt a committee as could be
jnrwrjf awarded the contract the
Cjikftain. The Journal tried to
eH ot their whole establishment
to e, but asked too much. Then
feeypfeaosed thai if tee irouhlgirc
tkem Ji2a, Puy would withdraw their
Hi, and im might charge the atsoei
ttttem. tchat we pleased. This we dc
ajhiod to do. The representatives
of fee laxrjtal in the Stock Associ
ution fees begaa to be very bitter
jgninrt fee Chieftaik, and have
has waglsg a war against us pub
Itoiy d privately ever since. To
arehi eoatroversy the committee
jaaaaaidefd its action, and the
jmaVttr fn toft open. Our report
af fee Mock meeting will show the
pggioaj states of the matter. We
M here girva ahevs a complete his
fy of the" whole transaction. And
weeaapwe every word of it. The
jjtntnainnf eaks for Itself. Our
Mm has been straight, honorable
aad bastaess-ltke. And we are glad
to. he ahie to say that we were rep
yganaiod to fee stock meeting in a
aaatfwMBly aad courteous manner.
Go slow in tackling the new
stock law. It's loaded and you had
best not "monkey" with it.
We expected to give a discus
sion of fie stock law this week but
it is crowded out,bcing too lengthy
for our space this week. We will
get to it next week. We give a very
large space to stock matters any
how this week.
One of the Stock Association
wants to have representation in the
association based on the number of
cattle owned. That is, let it bean
association of cattle, through repre
sentatives, instead of an association
of men. Let questions be decided
by bulls instead of brains, cents in
stead of sense.
Tun reply of R. L. Owens, Esq.,
to the remarks of the CniEiTAix
last week, on his proposition to
purposes,- was not received until
Wednesday night, too late for in
sertion tills week. It shall appear
in our next. In the meantime we
note that he assumes
responsibility for the
the lease applied for.
arc glad to
S. S. Pnorrv, K. M. Bell and
John Bull, a committee represent
ing fee Western Central Kansas
Stock Association, have petitioned
Congrcst? for pro-emption or home
stead laws giving cattle men the
rieht to take up 2,000 instead of
1C0 aeros, on the ground that the
2,000 acres of grazing land is not
more than an equivalent for 100 of
The poet can take a worthless
sheet of paper, and by writing a
poem on it make it worth $65,000.
That is genius. Vanderbilt can
write a few words on a sheet of pa
per and make it worth $5,000,000.
That is capital. The United
States can take an ounce and a
quarter of gold and stamp upon it
"eagle bird" and -S20. That's
money. Tho mechanic can take
the material worth So. and make
it into a watch worth S100, That
is skill. The merchant can take
an article worth 25 cents and sell it
for $1. That's business. A lady
can purchase a very comfortable
bonnet for $10, but she prefers to
pay $100. That's foolishness.
The ditch digger work ten hours
a day and shovels out three or four
tons of earth for 92, That's labor.
CHELSEA, - I. T.
the value of your money. Give
him a call and a trial.
MUST BE SOLD!
In consequence of having to
move my business hpuse 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, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
&e. I can't move with the load I
have and am bound to unload. So
come and get the benefit. I mean
just what I say.
C3k TO7"- C3r3E? MHJ1XT.
St- LHis and SaRfraitcisce
Shorter than any other route between
Post-office, Tahleqftin7lv T..
only to ihip.
nois river, 4 miles east ot Tablerjnab.
JBSSK B. HATHS.
in ungear and
a s Sl Loms.
u. cl- rz"&&o??wiD &; co-
holds THE FORT
Largest Line of Hardware, Stoves and
Tinware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
-TKR0TIGH EXPEESS TftATNS
) Are San Daily. (
NO CHANGE OF CARS.
Z)(( rr( 1 Of rich fanning
4&JJ.JJJ AJIineral lamls
A t It-tTIW J for sale by this
pir-For fnll and particular information
with Map. Time Tables. Kates, c,
call upon any of onr Station iscntsf or
eitncr oi tne nnuernameii:
G. IT. CALE. . VriSIIAItT.
Uon'l Frt. Apt.. Geu'l Pass. At.
ST. Ull'M. MO. KT. LOlS, MO.
C. V ItooERs, Vice-President
and General Jfanagcr,
Temple Buildin.z. St. Louis, Mo.
f IfTr tnr mnm n T7.tfl
lnr ami U Tarfelln at
Jinrfcry Stnck.huth Im
irtrj ami nallrr, rs
xcJally all tl:e nrw
ItiLritf and Scnllltigs
of n.critor ca-tcru and
Sittlt Ucmr for
La-p- fotrr", iren'an
Po?t-oliice, "1nita, I. Tl
car aad split
B. F. MTLSTKAD.
Poat-offic, Prairie City, L. T.
: saaM- brand
J. W. BLLIOTT Sc Oo..
Post-office "Tnit3, I. T.
each r, crop
oS of the left.
ed eii left hip
3 O '- "
Pay the Highest 3Iar
ket l'nce for
Bulls For Sale!
S T O T7" 2E2 S .
a - O
A Stixcr Lot op
40 HEAD OF TH030TJGEEEED &
Two and Three Years old in the Spring.
Six Hotstcins. 1 I'horoughhmi Devon,
aad balance Short-homic This xtock
traaK:Iected from amon the Wst lierdit
in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and shipped
here early last fall. I also ollerforsale
mv Thoroiiphhred Shorthorn Unll.
"Bostie," three years old, weight 1.SO0
pounds. Call oii or address
W. W. RUSH3C0RE,
ICtf Cherryvale, Kans.
And everything usually tept in
a well assorted store. I sell low
as the lowest for cash. Call and
see me and price my goods.
KoM. D. Kniglit,
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact everytning you want in .the. Household line
blank Onlrr-. Coin net. 1 -rin to A;ni.&c
Vlrrt p,'ruit ami FI'wrrHaU, and alt I lurti
cnlturaU'aMira icr. at Ut prlcr. A!o wb-ile-wlc
for fall of l-S-3. U ietilal, P.icUlnon,
Pretitl". a:J.V)oil rsntibr nrvcbolref prcial
tin. Arriaia3T vaiittL Vri for trrnu.
8. (i I'Al.MEI Ksiia Oty. Mo.
F.A. LCCE, Aprnt, Vinita, I. T.
The r.cvras' Guide U 1
seed March and Sept, each
yer: 216 pages, Sixll
inches, with over 3,20O
illcstralions a whole pic
lur rxllcrr. Gives whole-
eala prircs Jirczi to ammacrs m all pools
for j"ersonaI or Cuaily rc TclU how
to inltr, and gi-cs csatt cost cf cvery
tl..u j -t ve, tatj driiik, wear, rr La'i
fV.n '.iu llicse inral ud-'m U.'k3 1 a
Lsia i fiinnatiim gltanul from tho lie?
tvU ..f tlia world. W'a will call ifj"
I-'SfO t tny aiMrtM upon receipt cf tLc
poaUigc 7 cents, let us hear fnca jua,
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
tar a i Wiiuk iru ccbs as.
Post-office, Ediff, L T.
ap, eitMc aid
oh rht Mr,
nnder !? off"
crrek, C. If
EVANS. EXTHTXR Sc KXW3CA1C
D. N. Allen-P. O. Vinita, X. T.
03J? lJb XJLLS- .
ForlCood Goodsat Bottom Prices go to
mark and old I
Uanch n '
Creek. IB j
Half-breed rattle all brandedl
on left tide and hip. Some ear-1
marked WW- and nome 23
jingje- bob raark Xexaa
ftei-rs road'baand JFStk on near
side. Vant-its ear- mXm. marks. i
li-Wi.E Conmsanche oonnty pool.
Pi 5t-oflicc, Clietopa, Kanaw.
Split aad bit-
in n?lit ear
fork im left. . -Kod-bnd.
k xcjr. Cabin-
W. E. TTAT.S?lr.T..
Fost-oSce, Vinita, I T.
WHERE TO GO!
Thorc.s one place in the Indian Territory where you can buy any kind of good. you want. We keep
A General Store
i 1 ?y"F
Cherokee Orphan JLsylnxa.
Mark,smoot!i . '
right. v .
JAN3 OAPTAUrX, :'
Skiatook Post-office, C 2?. f
IJanjre ok ."-
Mrs. T.SATtgr.T.A X2W3CAX.
Post-ofiice, Fkiatopk, I. T.
Thi.s brand ami mark (crop and nn
derhit olf each ear) kept np on raiu-li
Various ear marks and old brands.
IIone brand hure-slioe on left shoul
der and neck.
AticI CL Jt?
These Machines arc warranted to
finish a washing ready for the line,
without the use of tub cr board; do
not have the hands in the suds
from beginning to end: and will
-wash anything from a quilt to a
gun patch, and are lully warranted
against breakage for. one vear.
Terms: 16.00 for Washer" and
Wringer combined. 812.00 for
Washer alone, with one cent per
mile extra from Vinita to place of
Vinita, Sept. 20, 1SS3
G. H. Warren has purchased the
Grand River Mills, mouth of Pry
or's creek, and requests the Fame
patronage as given to his predeces
sor. The mill will .be run uudcr
the same management and by the
same miller as before Thos.
G. II. Warren,
2tft Choteau, I. T.
i-.ii -sso2rteQ.c23LZx1; of iEa-c-ory-tlaixisr -WaxLtc&.
Toy Our! Customers.
- IFrYOU H'lXr Harness, Saddlery, Leather Goods of any kind
IF YOU WAXT Wagon.. Agricultural Jhchincry, Buggies, Spring Wagons, etc., etc.,
IF YOU ARK SICK and want Medicines, Drags, Prescriptions carefully prepared, etc,
YOU ir.-lAT Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps', Bedding, etc, etc, etc,
IF YOU ARE IIUXGRY and want Groceries, Flour, Bacon, Canned Goods, etc, etc.
IF YOU ARE IX LOVE and want Candies, Perfumies, Toilet Goods, Soap, clc etc,
G-O TO S7V O 3E-A.I?T03Nr'S-
JF YOU ARE UOIXG TO MARRY andwant a complete outfiit of everything,
Go to W. C. PATTON & Go's.,
YMta, I. T.
It an ch. on i
&"'"'"' nfinelt nn Rwt i'n.V ft.. V.lfui
eisut miles. -w v.w, w0. ..vr.
north of Talsa r. jj. wtt.t.ta-wj
. .-v-w,..v , i.uiiu. v-fJ.. i.
left ear. .
riit h. t
VT. a. NEMS,
Piistwilnrt inits IT '.
, -. -.
Kanch '.. fl
oa Bock ' .",
Arthur Dodsf , EJbTI 13 miles -P..
O., Colfty- lV?P4l south of
Mile, Ka-x. iK&JHBB Vinita-
AVtdf creek. IX)
miles !-outh of
S. J. THOMPSON,
Vinita, C. X.
C. M. Keys & Co.
Office Xos. and 10 Exchange Rnihlin
ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLS.
Post-oMire, Vinita, LT.
split in yh
bit awl sac
, at the hH
rreeV. Rane, between Pryor's and
Lightning creek. "
"WELLS BROS, .fc PSKKJ.
Post-ofiicc, Cofleyville, Kansas.
their iwnilm nawon Verdlcns riVr.
above Cooiv' Blntts and oa Uijr crtet,
will be lib rallv rcwanletl by givi ia-fonnaU'-in
of the same to tt ells Bro. &,
i 1 rr