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KmuT. Sw, Editor.
G. TF. Xkr .Besleess XaBagcr.
VIXITA, I. T., MAY S, 13S4.
Ikaxk. James, the muchly-tried,
muchly-acquitted and muchly-vin
dicated Colonel of Missouri, was
starring it in his favorite.character
at Booneville, Mo., on the 25th
inst- Even the red men of the In
dian Territory would turn redder if
the farce attending the trials of this
bandit 'were repeated half so often
ty their courts.
Tns Indian Territory seems to
be -Liaitm,; a. larjc tharc vf alien
Uun. Like an ancient shrine en
dowed with gold, and Silver, and
jewels, its consecration to sacred
purposes, and the fidelity of its in
mates alone protect it from the in
vasion of unholy feet and spoliation
by sordid hands. No more alarm
ing and dangerous manifestation of
the spirit of avarice has ever been
witnessed than may be seen at the
present time in tho countless pre
texts held np among certain classes
of official and business life, in sup
port of the demand for the posses
sion of the Indian Territory. Land
bills, railroad bills, cattle leases,
invasions by companies and intru
sions by individuals, are all pre
monitions, we fear, of an approach
ing storm which may carry destruc
tion and calamity ia its wake to
peaceful homes and happy firesides.
take your clio.ee letwetn bm-inr;
! at current prices or waiting future
developcments. AVf'mvjfcru Zire
Cam Against Phillips.
Wjlshujgtox, May 2. Judge
Hagncr of the circuit court of the
District of Columbia today over
ruled the denurrer in the case of
Boudinot against Wm. A. Phillips
for receiving $22,500ooaeybe-
The International Exposition to
he held at New Orleans, teginning
the first Monday ia December, and
continuing for six months, prom
ises to be among the largest and
finest of theTworld's expositions of
industry ever held. The main
building, now in course of erection,
will cover more than 32 acres of
ground. An art building, ahorti
cultsral building, an agricultural
buildmg,and others for special pur-
?ii i r.i -i i . . .I'-ptm v
poses win. oe proviucujjjujiiBii il longing lra& gmmcccs Baaer a
allneededacBeK5wtefti contract vlaSt fee Jaws qt th
yarUcnhgjiMi-iin, Alreiylfe United StaSm&tdil to be Void,
snaees of rcybm Wtb km limr! L Tro it. 2i22ZLi .- ix. ju.
ibriy diSftxSmmjh if on showeijkiceofaction;
that the Cherokee nation, though
highly civilized, was as much sub
ject to the laws of the United States
as a savage tribe, and thai Phillips
had no right to make a contract
with, the Cherokee delegates with
out the approval of tho secretary
of the interior. This decisicn de
cides simply the question of juris
diction, and does not affect the
merits of the case.
lo place and an injiw rmanifold
prooemrm uc genius ana skxu
of their people in every conceiv
able branch of industry, and it is
reasonable to iafer that in quantity,
variety and. quality of the produc
tions of nature and art, and in the
number of persons who will visit
the great show it will far surpass
anything of the kind beretofbrc
witnessed in the United States, not
even excepting the great Centen
nial exhibition of Philadelphia. It
will be worth seeing, and emi
nently worhy of any state or com
munity taking part in such a move
ment and standing''in. the ranks of
the world's productions. Why
should not the Indian Territory
seek a place ia such an alignment
of the world? "Why should not
the leading tribes of the Territory
give this subject national consider
ation, and jointly appropriate the
necessary means, and appoint suit
able persons to take samples of our
cotton, and grains, and timber,and
minerals, and fruits, and vegeta
bles, and ulans. and methods of
and specimens of native skill in
handicraft? An intelligent com
mission could gel up a display
which need not be otherwise than
creditable to the Territory, and
make their observations the sub
ject of reports that would be of
great value and utility to their peo
ple. What say you, Chiefs of the
Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws,
Cberokces. Osaces. and others of
this Territory ? What say presi
dents and managers of the i-ir as
sociations of Yinita and Muscogee,
and the principals of our acade
mies and systems of education?
Give us your views, gentlemen,
so that if anything can be done, it
may be done promptly and in season.
JLrrestla? Oklabwsa Boomers.
St. Louis, April 30. Late ad-,
vices from the Indian territory say
that Captain Carroll and Lieuten
ants Stevens and Day of the Ninth
cavalry have arrested some fifty
Oklahoma boomers during the past
week, and that arrests arc to be
made till Oklahoma is cleared of
intruders. Those who have not
been in the territory before will be
escorted across the line and warn
ed not to return; but thobc whose
presence is the second offence will
be taken to Fort Bono and pros
ecuted before the United States
court at Fort Smith.
The Indian Champion of the 3d
inst. publishes the short bill intro
duced into the House of Represen
tatives by Mr. Shelly of Alabama,
and referred to the Committee on
Indian Affairs, for the relief of the
freedmen of the Chickasaw Nation,
and regards it as an unwise and il
legal measure. By the treaty of
1S6G the Chickasaws reserved the
right, as they might elect, either to
adopt their freedmen or give them
a bonus of about $75,000, arising
from their lands under treaty with
the United States. Unwisely, as
we think, the Chickasaws exercised
their right of choice, and decided
not to receive them as citizens.
And there the question hangs, and
has hung for years the Chicka
saws adhering to their action, and
the government steadily failing to
comply with its obligations. And
now comes the proposition to over
ride the treaty by an Act of Con
gress, and force the Chickasaws to
adopt them,whether willing or not.
It strikes the average mind as pass
ing strange that so simple a matter
cannot be squarely and promptly
disposed of by the authorities of
3C0KE EOOH FOB SETTLEES.
WismxcTox, April 2. The bill
introduced in the senate to-day by
Plumb for opening to homestead
settlement certain portions of the
Indian territory provides that land
in the Indian territory ceded by
the Creek tribe of Indians by the
treaty of 166G and the lands ceded
by tie Seminole tribe by the treaty
of 1SG6, except suck as have been
granted other Indian tribes by act
of congress, or by "treaty, or have
been set apart for Indian occupan
cy by executive order shall be set
apart for entry under the home
stead laws: and that so much of
the grant of lands made to the At
lantic and Pacific Railway company
by act of July G, 1SC6, as lies with
in the Indian territory, excepting
the grant for right of way and sta
tion purposes, be wholly forfeited
and flic land restored to the public
It provides also that the Pres
ident shall be empowered to re-
luce the limits on any reservation
sta&usnea by executive order in
ie Indian territory where the
lount of land is in excess of the
lecessitlcs and rights of the In-
occupying the same, and
lat the lands thus taken out of
ie limits of any reservation shall
je open to settlement under the
lomestead law; that he shall be
Authorized to remove the Indians
jf Darlington agencv, with their
fcee consent, to the lands mention-
id in the treaty of 1668, between
he government and the Cheyenne
id Arapahoe Indians, and that
ie snau oe empowcrca to open
Lcgotiations with such Indian tribes
located in the Indian territory as
In his judgement are in possesion
'if a greater quanity of land than
heir necessities require for the
lession of their surplus lands to
ie government in trust or other-
rise, and at such prices as may be
Equitable, for the purpose of open-
ig said surplus janosior sexue-
lent under the general land laws j cure
If the tniteu states.
There has been a good deal of
uncertainty in the minds of our
northern operators as to bow the
prices for southern cattle would
rule for the season. Tnere are a
good many owners of northern
herds who want to buy Texar
steers that have not yet been ac
commodated. Manv oftheso are
holding off in hopes of a decline
when the trail cattle arrive in the
fall. While we do not want to be
placed in the position of offering
advice, yet we deem it our duty to
give all the facts bearing on the
case and thus enable intending
purchasers to act inlellsgentlj'.
Prices arc stiffening in Texas.
First, the winter is over ana there
is no danger of further losses. On
the contrary, the next four months
will make a handsome increase on
stock cattle, and virtually a year's
growtn on young steers, lnts in
crease will be far greater than the
interest on their present money
value, hence a disposition to hold
on to what is good property. In
the second place it has been devel
oped that the predictions of the
Journal, made in December last
are true: "That there is a heavy
demand for all classes of Texas
cattle in the Western part of the
Indian territory, New Mexico, and
Arizona ," aod that this demand is
not yet supplied. Adding the de
mand from our northwest country
gives a market for more cattle than
Texas has to supply it with. Un
der these circumstances thero
seems to be no reason why prices
should decline, but there is a strong
suspicion that they will ndvance.
The truth is that most of the south-
em cattle on the trail, and to be
put on later, are already contract
ed, so there will be comparatively
few trail cattle on the open market
in the fall. This being true it is a
fair presumption that these will
sell at a high figure. Tho large
number of cattle reported as chang
ing hands in Texas is calculated lo
mislead buyers for the reason, as
has several times been stated in
these columns, that many of them
are being purchased by Texas
ranchmen to stock up their west
ern ranches, and by others who se
ttle range with the cattle
bought. Study the facts and then ,
Fort Reso, I. T., May 4. The
latest newspapers received here
from the North contain accounts of
meetings in Kansas City and else
where of Oklahoma boomers. It
should be understood that every
white person caught in any part of
the Indian country, but especially
in Oklahoma, without proper writ
ten permission,is by law an intrud
er and will e forcibly ejected.
vf his permission can only be given
by theuladian Agents in certain
cases, tho Secretaries of and War
and Interior, and railway compan
ies to their employes. The United
States troops arc ordered to eject
all Oklahoma settlers, and are
abundantly able to do it. Many
are now under arrest and will soon
be marched to the Kansas line and
figuratively kicked out of the In
dian Territory. It is quite time
the people in tho North should
learn that settling in Oklahoma is
absolutely, impossible without ad
ditional legislation or Presidential
proclamation. Men in the States
who hope to force a division, par
tition and sale of all land in the
Indian Territory, and others who
profit directly from the deluded
settlers, are keeping up this agita
tion and deceiving man poor, well
meaning people into starting for
Oklahoma. Much suffering has
already ensued, and more will fol
low until it stops. Men arc here
without any transportation, who
will have to march from five to
seven days on foot, under military
guard, to the Kansas State line.
Many of them are without blank
cts.overcoats or change of clothing,
and have had none for two weeks ;
others "are nearly barefqpted. A
statement of such facts ought to
end these senseless attempts at
From Osage Accncy.
Ed.Chieftaix: One of your Yin
ita dudes paid our Agoncv a flying
visit a few days ago. He arrived
in company with a young lady from
Lawrence, Kas., on mail coach from
Coffeyville,Kas., to this place. We
were somewhat surprised to find 1
out that ho was not an Inspecior,as
wc had been looking for one by
same coach. He could have im
posed on our ignorance if we had
not detected the dude. However
we wore glad to see him and made
his stay as pleasant as possible.
He spent two days taking irv the
town and surroundings and then
became impatient to return lo
Coffcyville. He left bright and
early on the 2d inst., mounted on a
raiUT poor pony, lie had no
baggage only a pair of light weight
gauntlets that had been presented
to him here. The distance to travel
was only thirty miles ; we heard
from him from a passing traveler,
who met him about 2 o'clock,twen
ty miles on his way. Then he was
doing more walking than riding ;
he being sore and the pony tired.
He arrivco at Bartlcsville in time
to take a night ride of thirty miles
more to Coffeyville. Whilst here
he spoke in very glowing terms of
Vinita and her citizens; he cant be
persuaded however, that Vinita
will not be a great Rail Road Cen
tre, and that before many years.
He also spoke in praise of Wor
cester Academy, its faculty, schol
ars, etc He is also of the impres
sion that the little town of Vinita
contains a considerable amount of
beauty, or at least he sees it that
way, and any one not believing it
can b.e convinced by calling on him
at the 'Frisco depot, and he will
show them around. N.
The country has been full to
overflowing with parties from tho
east who are desirous qf investing
in cattle and ranch property, but
very fair sales are reported "owing
to the inclination of our ranchmen
to "hold fast to Uiat which is good".
They have discovered that good
ranges are hard to find in the great
grazing country and still harder to
buy, consequently prices are firm
anil considerably above what the
buyers thii k they can afford to
pay. Barbour Counly(KaH.)lHdcx.
The Business Centre !
CHOICE STOCK OF GENERAL MER
CHANDISE On Grand River, i Miles East of Chotean,
SSS-Our slock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Notions, Hats, Groceries, Qucensware, Tinware, Cutlery,
Saddlery, Harness, Boots and Shoes always complete, and sold at lowest prices.
I Have jPurcliased tlie
GEAT FLOURING AM) SAW MILL,
.And am Prepared to do a General Mailing Business.
P. O., Choteau,
TIC OLD R E L I A
Where you can depend on getting
HXTGr a,:o.c3. IfciMCXeS .AS LOTT
Full & Complete Assortment
Of vcrylhtng needed by the people of the Nation. My longexperiencc
has taught me jul what kind of goods thcpeople want.
G. W. GP.SSN,
Post-oee. Vinita, I. T-
Crop offleft car aad
split in right.
Range On Jones
northeast of Vi
nita, I. T. 2)
A. P. GOODTKOONTZ,
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
Various marks and
Kange On Pryor's
creek, 15 miles
west of Vinita. I.
T. - 21)
and under bit
.none ear and
B. H. TAYI.OB.
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
Crop off left
car and split
W. O. PATTON & CO.,
Post-office, Vinita, I, T.
Smooth crop in the
Horses branded the
same on the left
Range Rock creek
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
i each car.
crtt S, 20
i of Vinita
1 near 51 ,
K. & T
Post-oflica, Prairie City. I. T.
on both sides
Postoffice, Vinita, Ind. Ter.
Some cattle br'nd'd
I on left side.
V BiM UIUO VjBUIU
northeast of Vinita
T. F. THOMPSON,
P O. Vinita, I T.
Raajjcfoa Bh: Ca
bin Orwfc. 3 miles
south of Vinita.
I Cany No Dead Stock!
The profits on goods I scll.arc not eaten up by losses on goods not salable,
small profits, and will do so. One trial will convince the most skeptical.
I can afford to sell or
Still at the Front !
WITH A FULL STOCK OF DRY GOODS, CL0THIXG, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, FURNISH
IXG GOODS, GROCERIES, QUEEXSWARE, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, Ae. Come and
G-. "W". G-IR,:ES2sr, "VinTta,, - T.
Vinita, L. T.
bin A Duck
PoBt-offlco, Vinita, I T.
Postoffice, Sac and Fox Agency.
brand K ou
and swallow fork in left. 20tf
Post-office, Echo, I- T.
np, either side
off risht ear.
tinder slope off
creek. C. 3f.
xJYst-ofiicc, Chetopa, Kansas.
Split and bit
in right ear
fork in lefj.
cropin left ear
and under bt
Skia jok Post-office, C. X.
lioxni n y
A. C. RAYMOND & CO,
HOLD THE FORT
Largest Line of Hardware, Stoves and
Tin-ware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
3 OSr a
XKE5e?yfc&(iE ."c" - ' Postoffice, Ainita,I.T
Crop off of
left ear, ntl
Tliis brand and man: (crop and nn
derbit off each ear kept np on lanrli. i
anons var marcx ana old brands.
IIore brand horae-slioe on leftshoul-
R a n c h, on
north of Tulsa
me cattle branded
on h'p. . iliglit-liirv
Run-:e lil Ca
on right side.
B, M. WILLIAMS,
Pot-oTi, Pr.une Citv, I
"WELLS BKC ;. & PBIGG.
Post-office, Coffeyville, Kansas.
" f Various'
m-2PM0 other brands
hm. off of
.,. -nMi:A -I, -
, . " 11 A-aA lOJUU IUUI.llSIltU
num. i -K-.t-n c o-D tv ,ir. .i m i.
CWVn " i v ,rZ ""11 ? ."", Y"rf?."JT
. .. u . ' uc .Jini.vi
EVANS,' HUNTEB & NEWMAN.
t'. ir n "i ir raas
rr trartlrtl liv iTiinr in
formation of the sarao to Wells Bros. &
Vinita. L T.
-i3o n on
marks aad old
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact everything you want in the Household line,
For Good Goods at Bottom- Prices go to
Vinita, - - Ind. Ter
D. N. Allen P. O.
I I nvvX9fMi .
Half-breed cattle all branded
on left side and hip. h-omeear-marked
Mi and some 1
the lat- tlel ter tscall-KSRi cd
jingje- " bob mark. "Texas
steers road-baaml KMFM on near
side. Various ear- WttWtW marks.
EASce Commanehe county pool.
M. "WT. COUGH.
Post-Office, Lightning Creek, I. T.
Old stockmen say there will be
more stock driven out of Texas
this bcason to stock northern
ranches, than has been any year
during the past 10 or 15. Thou
sands of head have already been
been delivered in Texas to drovers
who are holding for the grass to
start before they start the drive.
A great manv will follow the old
trail for Wyoming and Montana,
wluli othi rs will drive to Springer
and Miip m cr tho A. T & S. F.
road. C.'t'z ,'.V. U b'oLin u.
The Only Wholesale Yarns in S.
Louis Accesaibla by Sail
1. Every railroad entering St. Louis
is directly tributary to these van!.
2. Texas ehipptrs are informed that
connection with the; yards from the
Iron Mountain ...Southern railroad can
be made without cost and with much
lens slinnka"c than to anv other.
3. These vards have the peculiar ad
vantage of being located on the St.
Louis side of tho river, from which
five hundred thousand people draw
4. Every paccing house in St. Louis
lias a regular buyer stationed here.
Bnrers ofcattle. hoss and sheep, both
for the home market and eastern ship
ment, are at alt times represented.
5. tor comfort and convenience these
vards have no superior in the country.
To lines of street cars approach here.
i Hotel, telegraph offices and other con
venient- :s lorstocKmen on the nrenitaea
ESTILL 31c II EX RY,
A. RAMSAY, President,
becrctarr and Treasurer. I
JESSE C UHRAN,
TostofEce, Chelsea, I. T.
Smooth crop off
of left car.
Range four miles
west of Chelsea.
PoST & COREY,
rostofflce Chetopa, Kans.
Range on neau
watei&; ot Little
Postoffice, Chetopa, Kans.
EvrarnoDV Kxows It. When tou
have the itch, salt rheum, galls or skin
eruptions of any kind, and the piles,
that jou know without being told of it.
iL Frazce & Co., the druggists, will tcll
you Dr. Bosanko's Pile Remedy for oOc
wlnch affords immediate relief, and is
a sure cure for cithc c f the above dis
Smooth crop andunderhack in each ear
Postiuic?, Vinita, I. T.
split in left
bit and zinc
tag in right
0Ml . Cb!-jP ir&p-J
ryk Raage, between
Crop off right ear, and swallow-fork in
O. II. McClellan.
Postofllce, Oowala, I. T.
1Tr ? 1
Post-office, Mnita, I. T.
Undcrbit in each
Horse brand same
on left hip.
Cabin and Pryor's
on left side. A Tea
Few con s
cattle bran- hIV ded
left shoul- KAZM der.
cattle mostly tsfli double
dewlapped Horse brand C. M
on left side. Ranch on Caney.
Post-office, Ta.ilequali, L T.
: left side.
only to ship.
noisnyer, -1 rr.iles east of Tahleqnah.
Mrs. ISABELLA NEWMAN,
lost-o.'h-x. f-kiatook, I. T.
'' i i U iBrMI HI I !
Ranch on Rotklrtcc, Oage Nation.
W. G. NELMS,
st-c:L.., iaita, I
1 j mitt x I
' Nis issao1
V V., t .. '. -tille,
W lfir k JO
lllllcH K "ith "f