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Tin Mm Oiiisftain
TiibHsued livery Thursday by the
ISDIJ& ClUETtAIS PlBlikllisO Co.
Iecloeateil atAagtcta, Ky . This ( A Hot Eonnd.Up
wasthenrsi collide prrji tea by uc rrr m ill ted to 21r. Andy
the MvOiodis-k m Uu West, sni ri ' 'Jm jji f .r tht f 1. -wing partic-
lts tiav, fecut out many young men; uSt-3 'of an inUresLng roundup
P. Boes, Editor.
. W. 3BMer.,....BsIaess Xanacer.
YDflTA, I. T., MAY 29, lStT-L
The. Secretary of the Interior, it
is learned, will recommend the
evening of the Oklahoma country
in tte Indian Territory, as pro
posed fcr Senator Plumb's bill,iiow
peadiay. The bill applies to that
stri? Erectly east of the Cheyenne
seel Arapahoe naserration, and ly
ing west of the Sacs and Fosc3. A
delegation of Creeks have been at
"WasbiEgion to protest against tiie
pening of that Territory, the Gov
eat being still indebted to
ea on the lands to a small cx
. The lands of the Pacific rojl
wiH attach to the section by for
fatvue. Globe-Democrat r
The Indian Appropriation Bill
returned by the House to the
Sestc on the 25th insjnt, con
tains the following items of appro
priation: For Chjckasaws, forper
ent annuity, $3,000; trust funu
ierest, $19,830. For Choctaws
Under Jill heads, $30,032.50; trust
fnd interest general fund, S27,000
Tec Cherokces Trust fund inter
eft national fund, S26,0G0; trust
fund interest school fund, $2,410.
Tor Creeks Under all heads, $69,
S6S.40. ForDelawares t-rustfund
$terest, S,930. For Seminoles
Under ail hcada, $25,500. The
fct fund interest arises from
braids stolen beforo tho war, or
Joaacdto Southern States, which
iave failed to pay interest, and
Ceegrcss makes good the amount.
Tfce larger part of the interest due
Ike Ckcrokees and Delawarcs does
i require an appropriation by
Cwfrcss,as it is collected and paid
tfrectly upon the bonds belonging
to ikem held in trust by the De
yrtot of the Interior,
Ise Indian Champion, referring
to the action of the Cherokocs and
Ckickasaws on the subject of pas
imtac, says that the discussion of
tfceea sabjecis should be dropped,
biWHUse the more the mattcris dis
omed, the more it shows the "al
itgei weakness of holding the Ter
ritory -lands as at present." That
M eertainly a. remarkable conclu
riaaioLt deduced from aremarkable
ymine supported by a no less rc
atarkable line of argument. If the
Champion thinks that the holding
t Territory lands as at present is
wowtr, wliy does it not say so,with
et, speaking of it as "alleged
Tuakaeiiu." The Cbxestass has
wferred to these questions, and cx
procecd its disapproval of meas-
'Brw calculated to render it practi-
afcle for individuals or companies
to Bfdly monopolize these or any
etfcer rights or privileges belonging
m warnon to the Indians of the
Territory. Kor docs it consider
Utat is. so doing it has endangered
amj ef those interests. If there is
ay weakness, real or "alleged,"
ia lk manner of holding lands or
aayikiBf else in the Territory, as
at present, the sooner it is made
fawwa the better will it be for
thane whose rights may be in jeop
aty. It is certainly neither the
part a wisdom nor duty of a pub
lic newspaper, which assumes to
ealifitea its readers among the
people of the Territory, to close its
own lips and attempt to hush the
voice of others on such subjects.
Oft ike contrary, it should call at
tention to the weakness, and en
deavor to point out the remedy.
To fell to do so is to shirk respon
sibility, and to acknowledge indi
vidual 'weakness." There is no
weakness, In our humble opinion,
ia the rights of the people of the
Territory, as held at present.
Some of them may need to be reg
elated by competent anthority.and
tius we believe can and should be
do&e without restricting enterprise
r improperly curtailing the rights
aed privileges to which any citizen
of the Territory may be fairly en
titled, in common with his fellow
citizens. We are for every person
bearing his legitimate share of she
burdens ot government, and en
joying his legitimate share of rights
aad privileges no more, no less !
who did honor to the institution
and to the Methodist people. Here
Drs. Basconi, and Tomlinson, and
McCown figured as officers of this
young candidate for "Methodist and
public patronage. Dr. Akers met
with sonic success in his agency. I
remember I made a small contribu
tion myself, the first I over gave to
a ifetbodist institution of learning.
Dr. Akers preached a great sermon
at ihe Conference at 3 o'clock p.
m.. Bishop Soule having occupied
the pulpit in the morning, deliver
ing one of his masterly discourses.
Dr, Akers still lives, in his 94th
year, and preached a sermon in
Jacksonville, 111., his place of resi
dence, in the month of Soptomber
last, to a large concresataon of in
terested hearers, lie was born in
At this Conference I was appoint
ed a missionary to the Cherokee
Nation, Creek Path being my sta
tion. I had charge of a school for
Indian children, and preached at
several uuicreni piacesin tampan
of the Nation.
Creek Path was situated not far
from what is now known as Gun
tersville, a few miles above old
Fort Dcposit,and near to the Tcn
ncsse river. It was at Fort Depos
it where Gen. Andrew Jackson
crossed his troops when he went
out from Tennessee to chastise the
Creek Indians. Creek Path, I
think, was so named because it was
the trail followed by the Creek In
dians in early times going to and
ffom'their hunting grounds, when
they and the Chcrokees were on
friendly terms. This trail led
through abcautiful section of fertile
land.known as Brown's Valley. In
the heart of this valley was located
Creek Path Mission, established
and sustained bv the Presbyterians.
At this time the mission was in
charge of the Kev. 5Ir. Potter.
Among the early fruits of mission
ary toil was Catherine Brown, a
half-blood, belonging to one of the
distinguished tribes of the Chcro
kees. She spoke English well.and
had been liberally educated for the
times. Her conversation was
bright, and the witness she bore
rtt ri-ic W1C f.lll flrr irtl main I .
" -"" -v ""-! -" -m , Worj the same came
partv that were
tamed for years in deep personal
ahhcuon, ana in dying triumph.
She is said to haveboen bcauuul
in person, refined in manners, and
deeply devoted to the cause of mis
sions among her people. Her life
and death made a prufoundimpres-
sion on the Nation. In the same
valley was located a Methodist mis
sion-school of which I had charge.
A few years prior to the time of
which I write, Andrew J.Crawford
and Richard Neely had crossed the
Tennessee river, from Jackson
county, and at the solicitation of
Richard Rilcv, an educated half
breed, established a Methodist
mission in his village. The mis
:on in 1S2S had extended, and
now included all parts of tho val
ley. "We had several preaching
places, and a school house situated
near to where the thriving town of
Guntersville is now located. Gun.
tersville was so-called from G mi
ter's Landing, a noted ferry and
crossing-point on the Tcnnossee
aver. John uunter, a white man,
had married a full Cherokee some
fiftv years or more before litis time,
ana had brought np a large family.
He had grown to be a man of large
propertv. He had an extensive
farm, a considerable number of
slaves, with stock and money. He
was now an aged man. but had no
inclination toward roligion ; never
went to preaching, and took but
little interest in the Church. And
yet, strange to say. his wife, a full
blood, was a deeply pious Chris
tian, having been brought into the
Church by the .missionaries, and
his two sous, Samcnl and Edward,
now both men past the middle age,
and all her daughters Christians.
Samuel and Edward were both ex
horters and active workers in the
mission-field, besidos beingpromi
ncnt men in tho councils of the
Nation. They both died in the
faith. John Brown, too, a relative
of Catherine, was an intelligent
Cherokee, and was an active' work
er in the cause of Christ, in his
hadlast Sundav. at Pilot Grove in
the Indian Territory. At a meet
ing of .the cattlemen's convention
in the nation. Mrl Wni. Rosscaa
was elee'ed as bossbf the round-up
and instructed to conduct the work
in as just a manner as possible, and
to prevent, if possible, the confu
sion and contention usually inci
dent to such a work. This he
pledged himself to do. and being a
determined sort of a fellow, every
one believed lie would keep his
word. On Sunday last his cattle
ooralled at Pilot Grove, and the
cattlemen of the district were there
cutting out their oattlo in their
turn. Fifteen wore allowed to
work at once for an hour and a
half, and then another fifteen
would work the same length of
time. Things were going on
smoothly until a party of negros
living in the nation came up and
wanted to go to work cutting out
their stock. Rosseau told them to
go over the hill with the rest of
party, and await their turn. They
demanded to be allowed to go to
work at once. Their demand was
refused. Whereupon one of them
swore he would cut ont his cattle
or die. Roseeau told hiiu that he
would certainlv dio then, and the
fight opened. There were said to
be about one hundred and fifty
whites and blacks engaged in the
afiray and perhaps a hundred shots
were fired. No one was killed out
right, but one of the negros was
wounded so badly that it is thought
he will die. Tho white men are
blameless in the matter, as they
were only following a well estab
lished custom of cowmen at their
round-ups. The negros arc said to
be a hard lot, and not over honest.
VCapt. D. L. Payne and about
seventy-five of hisboomera arc at
Arkansas City holding nightly
meetings and resolving to do and
die, die and do, or something of
that sort. The Captain has re
ceived his $2.50 per head from
them, and of course he will stav
with ihem while it lasts ; but when
uiac is gone ne win nunc up an
other crowd of gullable' people,and
The party that were taken to
Wiehita were released on $25,000
bonds to answer to two charges,
one of which, if convicted under,
will fine thorn $1,000 each, and the
other, two years imprisonment and
$10,000 fine. The Arkansas CUv
Republican gives Payne as authority
for the 'statement concerning fines,
etc Caidtccll Journal.
Are not some of our stockmen
making a mistake in bringing Into
summer bull calves for service in
their herds? It seems to us that
whon the bulls are turned into the
herd in July they should not be
less than seventeen to twenty
months old. There have been
many bulls shipped in from the
east that will not be over twelvo or
thirteen months old when their
services are required. Such pur
chases arc certainly not the kind to
make. In fact,sucli animals should
be held apart from the herd until
they gain age and strength. Xorik
Western LneStoeb Journal.
Ox the 23th of April the Buglwe
Cattle Company sold to A. J. Sny
der, of Sny'der Bros., 2.000 half
breed, S and 4 year old steers of
the Chas. Goodnight brand, $35,
3,000 2-year-oltU at S2S, and 4,000
ones at $22. The above to be de
livered at tho Snyder ranch in the
B. I. T., bv the first of September,
A. J. Snyder then bought from
the Bagbec Cattle company 5,000
half breed oows, calves and bulls,
at $45, and 2,000 ones, twos and
dry cows, at $25 10, ihe delivery
to be by September 1, 1S84. Thfs
trade goe a little over a half mil
lion dollars, but requires $83,000
cash to pass between the parties.
Texaa Lire-Stock Journal.
According to the provisions of!
the wire fence bill 'passed by the
Chickasaw Council they will havt J
to come down. Dave Hardwick'
with a large posso of men arc-about
ready to start out to level tlirm
to start ont to
Ifwas in the Imunds of this mis- and he will probably accomplish it.
sion that John F. Boot was found Agent Tuftts has given him m-
9r. SeFecrta'a Ceateaary Scmorics.
At conference, in the autumn nf
1827(calledin the-lBnutcs 1S2S).
held at Tuscumbb, I was admitted
into full connection and ordained
a deacon by Bishop Sonic.
The first office conf' rred on mc
vas that of doorkeeper. The Con
ferece in those days always sat
with closed doors during the exran
inatioa of the character of its mem
bers. The door-keeper was not al
lowed to permit any one to enter or
r amain but the members of the
body, or traveling preachers in full
coiiaection from other Conferences.
Maehimc was taken in the exam
inaiiee, aad every indiscretion and
impropriety was corrected. A
preacher had to walk uprightly, or
he would answer to his brethren,
before the whole body. I tried to
magnify my office, considering it a
?ot of honor, at? well a3 responsi
bly. It was a little bard, touic
tirucs, to keep out an old layman
tpth a roundbrcasted coat, but Ihe
law was enforced.
The Rev. Peter Akers was prer
cst m an agent for Augusta Col
by the missionaries, and brought
into Christ. He was a fuil-blood
and could not speak a word of En
glish. He was young, and had
never attained to any prominence
in his Nation, nor in his own par
ticular clan simply a wild, unedu
cated, stout Indian man. He went
to hear the missionary, the Rev. A.
F. Driskill, called bv the Indians
Bushy-hcad." The Word found
its way to his heart ; he was con
verted ; he became a zealous, devot
ed follower of Christ. Soon he be
gan to exercise his gifts in exhor
tation and prayer ; made rapid im
provement, and became in a few
years one of the eloquent and pow
erful preachers anong his people.
In his baptism ho attached to his
name "John Fletcher." He was
m after-years admitted into tho
traveling connection, and for a long
time did a great work among his
poaple. lie was said to be one ef
the most eloquent men in his Na
tion. He sleeps in the West
J. B. McFebis.
struetions to cut every fence that
interferes with mail routes, and to
keep them open for a space of 100
feet. Tho Chicknsaws evidently
mean business and the wire fences
will have to go. Indian Champion,
Try Roman Fever Drops a rad
ical cure for fever and ague.
Physician & Surgeon
Special Attention Given to
DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
e-Office Over Goodykoontz's
Hardware Store, Vinita, I. T. 37
E0LPH 02CUTT, Prop'r.
TULSA - - - I.
Washington- May 23. Ihe fol
lowing telegram' concerning tlje
movemonts of persons who have
been trying to force their way into
Oklahoma .have been transmitted
by tho acting secretary of war to
the secretary of the interior :
FoitT Rbfo, I-T., May 9. To
the Adjutant General, Department
of the ilissounjf A carrier just
from Liut. Dyi who is on the
Cimmaron, reports that the intru
ders made serious resistance to
I Jeut. Day. He has arrested 35
but meny moie ars coming, and
tliev mav overpower him bv num
bers. I sent Oapt Carrol with all
available cavalry at my poet this
afternoon. Have asked the com
manding officer at FortSill for two
troops of cavalry at his wL
SignedJ Btw ees,
Weli furnished new house, situ
ated in central part of laxrn. Good
aoeatnmodatioits for the traveling
B. F. FORTNER,
Physician anil Surgeon,
OFFICE With Dr.S.J.Thorapson
CHOICE STOCK OF GENERAL MEB-
On Grand Kirer, 4- Miles East of Choteau,
rSOur stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Notions, Hats, Groceries, Quconswarc, Tinware, Cutlery
Saddlery, Harness, Boots and Shoes always complete, and sold at lowest prices.
I Have jPurcJaascd ilio
GRAY IX0BBM& AM) SA"W MILL,
And am Prepared to do a General JMalliTig Business.
P. O., Choteau, - Xnd. Ter
lYliere you can depend on getting
GOOD GrOODS, FAIR ITHATrt
XKTGt- sl.iq.cL SLICSS AJS LOl?
a jj u v
Full & Co
G. VI. GrtZTJ,
Post-oE.it ia4..ivI T
C. -.LTf rani
cr-i fc.i .jilt .u:lcs
toriij. jut of Vi
nita, I. T.
A. P. GOODYlOOaTZ,
r.it-othcc, Vinita, I. T.
Varioni marks and
Range (la I'ryor's
cret-k. 1" miles
weat of Vinita, I.
V,. C. PATTOII & CO.,
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
Smooth crop in the
Ilurses branded thp
S'-.nie on tho left
Itange Bock, creek
Post-oifici-, Vinita, I. T.
i of inita
K. & T.
Pos'Gffice, Yuuta, InJ. Tcr.
Some cattle br'ml'J
Rp3 on let side.
BSM Ran? On
I rie, nine miles
northeast of Vinita
T. P. 7E0EPS0S,
P. O. Vinita, I. T. -
Of Everything needed by the people of the Nation. My longexpcricncc
hiw taught me jnH what kind of goods the people want.
I Cany No Dead Stock!
Illllflil F O-,
The profits on goods I sell are 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 for
Ranscon Hi? Oa
bin f'rr-k. :! iniK-s
louth of Vimla.
Vinita, I. T
JEJ?Si: 3. 2IAY3S-.
' sinu unce
in ono ear?
Post-oak W- ta, L T.,
B. P. smiS-SSAD.
Post-offic , Prairie City. 1.
on both si4
PostofScc, J?a" and Fox Ag
and strallow fort in left.
Lin &. Dock
"Wr. E. H AT, SELL.
Pot-offlco, Vinta, I
Post-office, Echo, I. T.
creek. C. 2Li
Pcst-oflirc, Chstopa, Kansa
Split and I
fork in left!
era pin lefts
Bk M 1GP
bs g n
.Skiatook Post-oitcc, C. N.
l: n Z(i
! nr 1133-3
WITH A FULL STOCK OF DRV GOOD, CLOTIIIXG, BOOTS AND SHOES, ITATS, FURNISH
ING GOODS, GROCERIES, QUEEISU'ARE, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, dr. Come an I
see vit. -
Gh W. G-S.SLSIsr,. "VirLita, X. n?.
HOLD THE FORT
Largest line of Hardware, Stoves and
. Tinware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact everything you want in tlie Eouseliold Line.
I "t '' 1 Wf
i S . i ,'l P, 3to.. cta.IT. Ji
. i - . I In, ' n' cl - - ; ti.il nn- , Kf jPJ
id- ''tl i' u. ar kut nn on ranch, i -strilc5S5.'irt?33 i
m2&!gW&r aorihofXttlaa VTTrT.T.S BROS. & ERIGG. ,
MBCJm I'ost-othcc, uoievTiilo, Kansai
s rmr W7 r rc r
R. II. WILZilASS. I yJfMfpY
x Post-oU":-, Prilrie Citv, I. T. f 1''
0 le'- ,-sr. ga??
IB S 8 -,"'- D-
risaad&b C" o 1 aJWa-Sr u ft Iki
attfie A teid&-. -J2yi'oft. rt-jK-LKiBR B.I-ESE
Ht Wm EVANS, HUNTSP. & K2V7MA2T. '
HI -tW Post-of&co, !KpK?iiy
HHp E5SSrfrr. Evansvillo, Kansas. v K
tyBntSHnSTf. SSil ' JOSEPH HUNT,
mSWiuJtiiiaaVrXJ ij SF tiattMFrZZGSiSar i Post l. . ita I. T.
m ttiwipu. , mm s
! Ha!f4jr.Td c.M.- al' ''andi-d 5! 99 Vj
LWaf 3 Vtl TI1
cru on nonr
I ' . ir(-u
thir.Tr"utar rtosre on cnlisman
abo?e Poo.y'-. IHntU and on Bfg cfce
wil be liU-r.ii; . rewarded bv civisy i;
. ,r x: . V - - .. -
- , lerTitf:
Atlen-P. O. Vinits-I.T.'
Kirks aad oli
For Good Goods at Bottom Prices go to
A a JSTL-Eh. E. JA'JE. J'-L.'I -I 7 Xf - 9
J- M. WHEL AN,
Carpenter and Builder.
JlOnMi I1UILDIXRS A SrECIALTI.
Shop opitti-ifi1 Wtii
J-ton , Yuuta, Ind. T
I ittle & C(..'r
The Only Wholesale Yaras in S.
Louis Accessiblo by Bail
1. Errrr railrtl cnterinc Pt. Louis
is directly triliatary to tneMs j anls.
2. Texas jhiiiK.-ra aic iufonnc'I that
connection uitli these yarda from the
Iron Mountain &outhern railroaii can
lie made vathout coat and with mach
htm ahrinlcapc than to any other.
S. Thusc vards hare the ecnliar ad
vantage of" being located on tho St.
Lords side of the river, from which
Hve hundred thousand, people draw
their provision supply.
4. ivory pacsini; honfie in St. Loni-!
has a rKtfUiar buyer stntiuiiL-d herp.
Muyars of cattle, iios and sheep, loth
for the honiu market and eactcni hhij
inent, are at all times represented.
3. For comfort and convenience these
vards hare no uiorior in tin.- country.
' l wo lines or street cars approaru Here.
Hotel, telejnipii cilices ami otner con
veaicncea for stockmen on tho pn-mii a
W. A. RA3IAY. President,
benx tary an 1 Treasurer. i
Vostoffice, Chelhea, I. T. .
f Smooth crop on"
oi ieii ear.
Ilonc four miles
west of Chelsea.
Post-office, Chetopa, Hans.
PoST & COREY.
IVstoffice, (Jht-topn, Kans.
Evzryboi.y Knows It. When you
hare the itch, salt rheum, palls or skin
eruptions of any kfjtd, and the piles,
thnt you know without being told ef it.
II. Frawe A Co.. thedni;nr.8ts, will sell
on Dr. IU sanko's Pile Kem d for 50c.
wh.. h affords iianudite re'icf, and is
a snre cure fur cither of the above dls
Smooth cixp audnnderl.ai-. .u iaUi tar
-n ! ft si1l- an i tup
markeii S9 -"J some
the lat- lei ter is call-jinJe-
8BB l,0l mark.
ste rs road-baaii-1
side. anons - ir- 8-.
Ranuf I'omniant lit- ij'-t
m. w. coxrcH.
J.''It:a. .- (
creek. Range, between
Tt- i a s i Liglitmnjr creek
split in lt(
at the he
Wifcj ' 'j i .. jj!iiiL
Crop oil right ear, an 1 swallow -fork ia
C. M. McCleilan.
Postuffii-e, Uvtw..! 1.
Few cows gSSI on left sWe. A few
.-attic ''Mn-fiSgU .lot RM behind
left . shoul- Mjg .lor Rwil
fe&s c :i t tie mcstl eSafS doable
Bltj dewla-ipe.1. llcrse-brand C. li.
tiTi ,n left Side. Kan. h n Cane.
Poet-offiee, Table, riah;
jiwi . JL-H-JC3K. '"V Ufai.!
7iirt9iBaBBMeSUad rr nn hid
vw v ?m
cz 1 shoulder
. i!.cr side
.- i rari6n
L 7-kl. 0J4
i.--. to ihif
TSAr.F'.t A- NEWAIAN.
4,fl - ' i. L-T.
- i r v r iirtrf
nois river. :i ,is i-
H.-r- Irani 17.
J. O. HAI.L.
rjst-effice, i nit a, I. T.
"W. G. 2TELMS,
Post-office, Yi:.n... I
Ranch on K . k i. . . usa,ar Sation.
I'nderbit in each
Horse brand same
on left hi .
Ca'ua and rrfs,
TlMEr on .-i x " 'm w"
T wBv'ifciaMt'1 ' n i-.lit n of kPBaV ..
r u (.euer-
' e Kas.
I ..'u terfh of J
t " Ka