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J"blkhd Every Thursday by the
Ixbiax Chieftaet Pobushisg Co
"W.T. Ke axd J. W.Sceocgk, Editora.
Y1XITA, L T JAX. 31, ISSt.
" Tkk Indian Journal charges us
ttub jcajousv on account 01 its pros-
perity No such groveling scnii
uet has ever entered into oar ei
wie&ee. If it sees the green-eyed
otwter, it is simply the reflection
af Itself -from the new, bright, pol
kbed surface of the Indian Chief-rxis.
saw. Compare it with the Chief
taix ! or with the Adcocuie. But
what better could be expected of a
paper which is only here to gobble
up what money it can. and then get
out ? Of men who virtually stul
tify themselves every year in order
to stay in the Indian country ! Of
course they will try to reply to this,
but we hope, for the sake of the
reputation of journalism in the In
dian Territory.they will either give
-somebody $50 to write it for theni,
or hire a. schoolboy to do their,
It mb been so long since the In
iUm Journal has had an editorial,
that people did sot Iiave an oppor-
taaity ef knowing their Ignorance.
They say, last week, that we "are
wilKag to 'sct-V Oh, no 1 The
Chibptais never "sets," we let our
Jmk do that. We ''sit," np here.
"We wosld have thought this was a
typographical error, but further on
they "see, twice in succession, the
"word "attack." Of course there is
jh such word. And irozn the way
they used it, they cannot claim that
itwae a. mistake r they simply did
set ksow any better.
Eat the Journal? t spelling is not
so badly off as its truthfulness. A
hvotc reckless piece of outright,
Aaeaelcsfi falsifying than the arti
cle in which the above educational
specimens occur, we have never
H. They charge that, when
scaled oids fcr the publication of
the brands of the Cherokee Stock
jacn's Association were called for.
we opened their tid and made ours
to correspond. Yc cart jrovc by
six mea that that charge is abso
lutely false. Stockmen will rc
eiber th&t wc stated in open
clock meeting that wc would dupli
cate wliatcver proposition the Jour
nal might make, and we stuck to
tht proposition. 'They try to make
it apf car that there was something
crooked about the pealed hids.cvcn
-rcScctingcir Messrs. Halsell, Bell
and Goodykoontz, members of the
eosmttcc. In our bid wc proposed
to do more than the Journal of
fered to do. A majority of the corn -
mittce, although wc offered to pub
lish the brands for whatever the
Jevrnal would, voted to pay us
ti per brand, which was oO cents
more thaa the Journal' bid. They
did it on the grsund that irrpffiiw
a. oeucr service.
the caraflUJtfHil Wftt Wi
untruth is that we de-
L io show up subscription lists
before the Association. "We first
made the proposal, and urged the
Journal man to telegraph at once
foriis, tat he wasted to go home
and deetor thesn np first. But to
settle &at, we will again propose
it. "H"e challenge them to cither
pabMah in the Journal or pot into
Ue Inads of tho publication com
ami Howell, their list of bona fide
Cfcerskeo ssbecribers, and z will
de ffee Jac. Now show up or shut
p 1 Tkere are taken at the Yinita
j aotoB ocjaearly 200 copics-of the
Cwbftaix ; of the Journal only 15
acS0, fthile we send 32 to Muscogee.
Tfcey claim to publish more As
seetatioa brands than. wc. They
hare 90 ad we have 35. Besides,
wImb wc took hold of the CniEF
iaix the Journal had been running
eight rears. With that much start
tfeey ought to be ahead instead of
Still more false is their last
charge. Wchavo in our office a
yogoritioB for an agreement, writ
ten by the Jounial man, that both
papers decline to publish the brands
at 8.50, "Wc will take pleasure in
skowing it to any man who wants
to sec it.
But the crowning falsehood is
that wc offered them $125 to keep
ot. We can prove every word of
ow iormcr charge. They offered
to withdraw if we would give them
$135. Wc-wouldn't give them any
tfciag, and in support of these
statements wc have placed on file
witk Capt. Nelms of the committee
the affidavits of both the Associate
Editor and the Business Manager
,f the Chieftain, determined
that there shall be no doubt,
cr cavil, or bandyingof words
oa. these points by the Journal.
A man who would ask to be
bribed, could not be trusted to keep
his bargain. There isn't a member
of the Chxeftaix Company who
hasn't more sense than to make
'such a proposition, even if it were
an Bcnest thing to do. The Journal
man has given himself away com
pletely on that.
But why should any paper want
a. monopoly of this business, any
how ? A monopoly is a bad thing,
any way you take it. On the face
of it the proposal is silly, dishon
est and un-busincsslikc. What
would the Texas Live Slock Asso
ciation, or the Cherokee Strip Asso
ciation fay to such propositions ?
One other tiling r The Journal
claims to ha alive newspaper ! We
-nniKe if it were dfnd it would
not lc in existt-ncc ; but
BeaTeraad Its Surroundings
Having promised to tell you a
few things about the "Great West"
some time ago, I will now attempt
to do so, after having begged your
pardon for not doing so long ago.
Denver, in the distance, was all
that "fancy painted her," but prox
imity added to the enchantment,
and when the tram men announced
"Denver," and the iron steed stood
by tho Grand Depot, one of the fin
est in the land, there was a sense
of relief akin to ecsticy. We had
reached the gaol. A magnificent
city spread out before us. Broad
and shaded avenues, elegant and
substantial buildings residences
and business houses, opera houses,
spires, domes, churches, school
houses and exposition buildings.
Thrift, enterprise, progress the
capital of Colorado, the youngest
of the sisterhood of states. There
it was, basking in the glorious light
of a cloudless morning, with the
sentinel mountains in the distance,
the foot-hills of the Rockies, say
ing to idle hands in all lands:
"Come, dig, and grow rich !" The
more one sees of Denver, the more
captivating does it become. The
streets and avenues are broad,
along which streams of limpid wa
ter are incessantly flowing. The
publicbuildings display architectu
ral skill of a high order. The ho
tels arc abreast with the demands
of the times. Schools are graded
np to the extreme demands of edu
cation, and the churches represent
the theologies of the times. The
press keeps step to the music of
progress in art, literature, science,
polities and industries. The
Indian Territory. Will not the
missionaries and native ministers
of all denominations, the Secretary
of the Methodist Indian Mission
Conference, and of tlie- Presbyteries
of the Presbyterian Church and
the Clerks of the Congregational
and Baptist Associations take an
interest in, and assist this matter.
These statistics will be published
throughout the world, not only in
pamphlet form, but in newspapers,
on letter heads, and in other ways.
They will be translated into foreign
languages and published in Europe,
Asia and Africa.
This convention meets every
seven years. The la.-t meeting was
in Atlanta, Ga., in 1S7S. At that
time the statistics of the Indian
Territory were reported as follows :
Sunday schools, 9S ; teachers, 319 ;
scholars, 2,400. Those were vory
imperfect statistics. These figures
may be doubled or trebled if all
the schools now in the Territory
are reported. Wc begyour interest
and help. Fraternally,
J. S. Munnow.
It is stated that Agent TufTts has
issued an order to certain persons
at Muscogee to remove from the
limits of the Union Agency because
they are in the country without au
thority. If the order were general
and made to apply to all such per
sons, irrespective of race or posi
tion, and enforced, it would br
proper and just, and relieve tiro
country,and the Court at Ft.Smith,
of much unpleasant business.
Death or James ('. 3cCoy.
Wc record with sincere regret
the death, from pneumonia, of Jas.
C. McCov. which occurred at hi
home near Claremorc on thejnorn
ing of the 2Sth Jnst. Tur. McCoy
haJl"becn a member ol the National
Council from Canadian District,
and Judge of Coowccscoowcc Dis
trict for the last two years. lie.
was a son of the late Judge Daniel
Mcy of Tahlequah District, and
wat jetwecn 50 and GO years of
age. Besides a large circle of friends
and acquaintances, he leaves a
widow, who was hiaeecpd.wie,j
amutwodaaghtcrsjJMrs. AJberty of
di- Cooweescoowee, and Mnfe John
mate has a world-wide fame for ea.
labrity, the air is-exhjliharating,
and the aMf bring S,flWfert nearer;
l3W?Ww" Mifrniwti a Great
mmff Wf ltH&lkTW Pong
MMt?4a Mtoteirorld and if they
tartrsSon enough, their sanguine
hopes are realized.
One of the first thing3 wc notice
here is the frantic fashion in which
people rush through the streets
Now, Yinita. is like a woman of
e'egant leisure. She "never wor
ries, seldom hurries," and in fact
she is a cool blonde, with pulses set
slow. Denver wears her rue with
p. difference; she does all her punc
tuaction with commas, nothing
longer, and her pulse beats at 120
in the shade. Not that home peo
ple arc slow. By no means, but in
this city people live at a tangent,
so to speak, each man hastening
alongas though an impending doom
were behind him.
I watched with interest the ex
pression and demeanor of that
ubiquitous individual, the street
car conductor. And really, the
management of the street cars,
which is a science and an art, is a
very good indication, in a small
way, of the characteristic atmos
phere of a city. I have been in
cities where the conductor would
stand dreamily regarding me for
blocks before he would approach
me on the subject of fare. But here
it is different. As sure as, in the
conductor's juJgmcnt,you have had
time to sit down.hc approaches you
like an avenging fate, demanding
your lare. He conveys the impres
sion, all the while, that he is a man
of affairs, and ho looks sharply
For fear of having already taken
up too much space, I must bid you
good-bye. More anon.
Peabl II .
Drew of Canadian Dutrict,to saottra
-3feW Ooart Honr in Uriairare.
Byfauthority of law entitled "An
ijra greai'l Act Making an Appropriation to
t S1 I -r. n w i tt it... e t
iUllU woun. iiousea in uit- ci: urai
Districts of the Nation," the un
dersigned committee will let,to the
lowest bidder, alter advertising 30
days in the Cherokee Advocate and
Ixdiax Chieftain newspapers, the
contract to build a court houbc in
Delaware District, of tho following
dimensions and specifications, as
set forth in said act, to wit :
Twenty-one feet in width by
thirty-three in length, two stories
highr with wall sixteen feet. One
room in the lower story and four
rooms in the second story, connect
ed by a flight of stairs from tr in
side of the ceiling, with raised plat
form and jury box and bar with
two doors below and one door in
each room above with eight win
dows, eight lights, ten by sixteen
each, above and below, and the
whole painted, inside and out, with
lead and oil, and covered with first
class shingles. That the doors be
four panels each, and an inch and
a quarter thick, and the lower, win
dows with shutters on the outiide.
The court house is to be completed
by the first Monday in May next.
Parties to whom the contract may
be awarded will be required to give
bond and security for the complete
and faithful fulfilment of the con
tract. No bids received over One
Thousand Dollars. Parties desir
ing information will be responded
to by addressing R.F.Wyly, Mays
R. F. Wyly, District Judge,
J. L. Thompson, Solicitor,
Joseth Muskrat, Sheriff,
Cherokee Advocate please copy.
YINITA, I. T.
House, Sign & Orna
HOUSE PALMING A SPECIALTY.
SuShon on Illinois Avenue, opposite
Raymond s HaAlware Store. lOti
Eobt. D. Knight
Sa4r School Statistics Wanted.
A TO-ti, Ciioctaw Nation,
Jan. 'J2d, lSSL
To tlic SupcrlnUrulcnls and Ttach
ers of all Sunday Schools through
out the Indian Territory:
Dear Bbethken and Sisteks
The Fourth International Conven
tion of the United States and Can
adas will be held. (D.Y.) at Louis
ville, Ky., June 11-18, 1SS4. The.
Statistical Secretary, Rev. E. Pay
son Porter, D. D-, earnestly desires
to get as correct statistics as possi
ble of the number of Sunday schools,
teachers and pupils in every State
As the membor of the Execut:ve
Committee of said convention for
the Indian Territory, I i-ave been
requested to procure the statistics
of this Territory. I therefore ear
nestly request the superintendent,
or some teacher, in every school in
the Territory, to send me the name,
number of teachers and pupils of
their respective schools. It makes
no uiucrcnce wneincr it js a m
nominational or a union school, nor
whether it is white. Indian, mixed
a more or cult red, i-!:a? repi rt. Let us
.1 i... .i..,...i,- tuii-iblfTPfliifl showuJiie world what is be n,
4iiii-i-ii v - rii; ij j- .-- -
. .ii.itwl i.otwt wo Lardh cr-jiimmimmL &?
W. C. Patton & Co. move into
their new building in two weeks.
Buy cheap goods while they remain
in the old one too many to move.
Try that new brand of flour at
Balcntinc's it is manufactured at
the mill of S. Ballentinc at Mon
tana, Kansas, and is 3upcrb.
Dont forget when you want wag
ons repaired that Wm. Caldwell at
Nichols it Conners is the Lest
workman in his lino in the West.
All knowing themselves to be in
debted to W. C. Patton it Co., are
earnestly requested to call and set
tle their accounts during the next
Everybody busy at W. C. Patton
& Co' preparing'to move into the
new building. They will sell you
goods while in a burn at grcatly
reduccd prices. Try them.
1SS4, starts in radiantly at G raya
villc, caused principally by the
beaming countenance of Ificks. Go
and sec him, he smiles free until
Go to W. G. Nelms' cheap cash
store; where you can buy flannels,
clothing and blankets atcost, these
things must be closed out before
Cabin Creek Tost, No. 1, Grand
Armv of the Republic, will hold a
Curat Raymond's II ill on Fib 22.
1"vm, wuh a --an I Lull m Hit
In consequence of having to
move my 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, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,
&c. I can't move with the load I
have and am bound to unload. 80
come and get the benefit. I mean
just what I say.
These Machines are warranted to
finish a washing ready for the line,
without the use of tub or 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 fully warranted
against breakage for one year.
Tekms: 81G.O0 for Washer and
Wringer combined $12.00 for
Washer alone, with one cent per
mile extra from Yinita to place of
Post-offlce, Viatta, I T.
TIiN trand and mart (crop and un
dcrbit olT each ear i kent no on ranch.
Various car marks and old brands. 1
Horse brand horac-saoc on lelt shoul
der and neck.
north of Tolas a i
C Su-"2"2vOTID 5s Co.
HOLDS THE FORT
Largest Line of Hard-ware, Stoves and
"tinware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
OThe BcTrxsf Guide fa fa.
Bucd March and Sep t each
ye: 216 pages, 8JxU
inches, with over 3,300
illustrations a trLolo pic
ture gallcrr. Cireiwhole
Sala prices direct la consumers on all pxxlt
for personal or family uc Ttlis Low
' to nrdcr, and gives tract cost of crerr.
tbijg tou nsc, catj drink, 'wear, or Lavt
fun ufth. These invaluiblo L00I3 cca
tain iaforentioP gleaned from tho law
Lets of the world. Wo will mail a corrr
Free to any address upon receiptor tb
postage "cents. Let ns hear from yon.
MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.
ar A Wakob Aen Olon IB.
rostofficc, Yinita, I. T.
left tar, un
crop in right
Somu cattle branded
H g oa hi p. Bight hip
ltangc Big Ca
oa right side.
WELLS BROS. & PBIQQ.
Post-oflice, Coffeyville, Kansan.
ri on s
and ear mark
r. on a
thoir regular range on Verdiaris rirer
above Coo.lv' lilnifii and on Lig creek,
will belibcrallr rewarded by giving in
formation of the fame to ells Eros. &
'T IN onright K
jti -.ran s-. " 'nM
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact everything you want in the Household Line.
Allen P. O. Vinita, L T.
For Good Goods at Bottom Prices go to
WHERE TO GO!
Therms one place in the Indian Territory where you can buy any kind of goods you want. Wc keep
A General Store
B. 7. aHLSTKAU.
Post-office, Prairie City, I. T.
on both aide
J. W. ELLIOTT 6c Co..
Post-office, Yinita, I. T.
I To m.-m
i -i I - '
cacn ear. crq
oU of the left."
ed on cl hip
an I LonIdr.
j iir Ea
Post-office . i: t I. T.
51H np, either f do
oil right ear,
creek, C. X.
EVANS, HTJNTSH k NHW3A3C.
Evanavillo. Kansas. Ji
Half-breed cattle all brandcil
en left side and hip. Somcaar
inarked X3SSI and sonio BX3
tlielnt-tj UTisrall-kJWcil ti
jmgje- JHri iob mars.1" "' Texas
steers road-baand V9H on near
side. Various car- MlKjm marks.
UAXriB Cominanche county pool.
marks and eld .
It a n c h n
Prst-officc, Cbctopa, Kansaai
Split and bit
in right ear
fork in left.
in one ear and
B. B. TATLOR.
Post-oJRce, Vinita, I. T.
Crop oir loft
car and split
cropin left ear
A-nrt el JF-cLLL .AjssoirtirLezixit; of Uvex-y Vkxxs:
Toy Ouri cnajErtoxiaors-
IF YOU WAST irarncss, Saddlery, Leather Goods of any kind
IF YOU ir.lAT Wagon Agricultural Machinery, Buggies, Spring Wagona, etc., cto.,
Go to 7U"- O- PATTON'S-
IF YOU ARE SICK and want Medicines, Drugs, Prescriptions carefully prepared, etc,
IF YOU WAST Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Caps, Bedding, etc, etc, etc,
&o o TST. O- PATTOOTS.
IF YOU ARE IIUXGRY and want Groceries, Flour, Bacon, Canned Goods, etc, etc.
C3rO -to FU" C PATTON'S
IF YOU ARE IX LOVE and want Candies, Perfumics, Toilet Goods, Soap, etc etc,
C30 TO w o aEja.a7a?oxsr'js-
IF YOU ARE GOIXG TO MARRY andwant a complete outfiit of everything.
Go to W. C. PATTON & (Vs.,
Yinita, I. T.
P. O., Cofley
Wolf i-recfc, CO
miles south of
JANS CAPT AZNB.
Skiatook Post-oDico, C. N. .
Mrs. ISABELLA NBW3CAX,
Post-ollice. Skiatook, I. T.
ic vr. oouoh.
Post-Office, Lightning Creek, I. T.
Ranch on RiJc Creek, OsasXation.
n il "WILLIAMS,
Post-ofTuc, Pnnnc Cry, I T.
an tier bit
rig h t
C o a
Crop off right ear, and swallow-fork in .
left. S)tf j
vr. a. NELMS.
Post-office. Vinita. I T.
Postofiicc, Sac and Fox
and swallow fork i- left.
brand K on '
off the ngh t
O. M. McCleUan.
Postoflice, Oowala I. T.
Post-office, Vinita, I T.
split in left
bit and zinc
tag in right
at the head
I T Til
creek Itanse. between
I Lihtmns creeks.
Few cows on left side. A fow
cattle bran-EraJ ded "Tn behind
left Mioul- Bi2i cr mWA
cattle mostN BHiloiiblc
dewlapj)ol JTon-c brand t . M.
oil left bidr. Ranch on Caner.
Post-office, Tahlequah, I. T.
ed. OO oa hip
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nois nvcr, i nuics cast otTatu.
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