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Tau P. Xoss, .. .Editor.
6. W. MHcr Easiness JLtnascr..
YIXITA, I. T., JUNE 5, 1SS4.
The Hon. Mr. Dunn of Arkan
sas, in his opposition to the bill
which recently passed the House
of Representatives, to attach the
Chickasaw Nation to the U. S. Dis
trict Court at Denison, and fire
counties of the Choctaw to the
Court at Paris, Texas, seemingly
fevering the establishment of a sep
arate court for the Territory, spoke
of the Territory as a corpse bound
to his rtatc, and of which he would
like to be freed. The Indian Ter
ritory will not object to a divorce.
It lias no hostility or dislike to Ar
kansas. On the contrary, long as
sociation has served to create a sen
timent of kindly feeling towards it.
although it is so far behind in en
terprise, intelligence and educa
tional facilities. Even its hog and
hominy, its whisky, its butternut
gcar.and its "wcuns and you tins"
may be to memory dear. True, we
are'not unmindful of the fact thai
in the past, as it may bo in this in
stance, the state is sometimes rep
resented in Congress by geiitJerncn
who, in their ignorance of the
political historv of their countrv
and of those intricate questions "of
statecraft that occupy the attention
and win fame for great minds, find
ing it necessary to "fulmine o'er
Grcecs" resort to onslaught on
tha "logins." the ever-current
coin of their daddies. Cut we can
overlook these eruptions from small
craters, and in the exercise of an
enlightened Christianity, extend a
chantv that covcrcth "all things.
And, for the sake of peace, we trill
for one, agree that Mr. Dunn shall
lie. relieved by decree mcntacl tkora
upon the Jingle condition that
he shall not be permitted to despoil
our.estate in the separation and
keeping on his own side of the line
forever alter hold lus peace.
Mr. Perkins of Kansas reported
a bill granting the right of way
through the Indian Tcrritorv to the
Kansas Citv, Fort Scott & Gulf
Railroad. Placed on the House
On motion of Mr. Wclborn of
Texas, a resolution was adopted
authorizing the Committee on In
dian AfTairs to investigate all mat
ters touching the leasing, sub-leasing
and, fencing of lands in the In
dian Territory, and the disburse
ment of $300,000 appropriated for
the Cherokee Nation during the
The 1)31 granting the right of way
through the Indian Territorv to
the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Railroad Company, gave riee to a
good deal of discussion. It was
finally passed, after it3 consider
ation had consumed a great r part
of the day.
The hill was also Tiasscd. want
ing the right of way through the
Kansas Railroad Company.
Sotkb by laeSer.J.F. Taomoa,
At the Methodist Church, Sunday,
May 25th, 1B&J, celebrating the
Centenary of Methodism.
Text The Lord God of your fa
thers make you a thousand times
so many more as ye are,' and
bless you, as he hath promised
you. Dcul. I, 2.
There are times when churches,
as well as individuals and nations,
may profitably paut-c in the hurry
ing highways of time, and take such
lessons from the unrcturning past
as may better qualify them to grap
ple with the responsibilities of the
So the renowned lawgiver of the
Hebrews, with adoring gratitude,
reviews the unnumbered mercies
of the past, and dcvoutlv invokes
the bestowment of continued and
greater blessings for the coming
So, while the pulpits of Ameri
can Methodism are ringing with re
cital of God's manifold blessings
of the past 100 years, it becomes us
to ask with becoming humilitv,
" What hath God wrought 2"
The Methodists began to preach
in the United States in. 1 3, the
Baptists in 1639, the Presbytorians
in 1703, the Congrogationalists in
1WS, the Catholics. Lutherans and
Episcopalians with the settlement
of the country. So the Methodist
is the youngest of the churches
mentioned, being 1S4 vears- young
er than the Baptist, 125 years
vounger than the Congregationalist,
0 years younger tlian the Presby
terian, while the Catholics, Epis
copalianand Lutherans arc as old
as immigration to the American
While this is so, the Methodist
Church is by far the largest in num
bers. The census-table shows she
has one-third of all the church or
ganizations in the United States ;
one-third of all the church edifices;
preaches to one-fourth of all the
church-going population ; and has
built on an average nearly two
churches per day for the last twen
ty years. The Methodist popula
tion in the United States has in
creased from 1,500 in ITS! to 2S,
440,465 in 1S84. In 22 of the 37
elates in the Union, the Methodist
Church 13 first in numbers ; in 11
others she is second ; in three oth
ers she is third. The Roman Cath
olic Church is first in five states ;
the Baptist is first in six ; and the
Congregatioualist ia first in four
In the year 1S22 the Rev. Rich
ard Xtt'ley commenced to preach
to the Chcrokcoe in Alabama. Mr.
Neeley's preaching was euooesaful,
and a class of 35 was formed. At
the folloiring session of the annual J the Republican or Democrat.
conference the Rev. A. J. Crawford
was appointed missionary to the
C'hrrokecs, and with the approval
of the chiefs in thai part of the Na
tion, opened a school which met
with much favor. Revivals of re
ligion followed, ami at thr ( oiifer
ence of 123. 1US fall :. Piabrrs
were Tcpcrtf d.
t The work continued to grow un
der the ministry of John B. Mc
Ferrin,who shouted with the Chcr
okecs along the Tennessee River,
about Guntersvillc; John W.Han
ner,who has slept in a horse-trough
to avoid rapture by the Georgia
militia; D. B. Cumaiings, who
came west with the Cherokees.died
a member of the Indian Mission
uonicrcnco, and sleeps in an un
marked grave in Missouri ; Green
N. D. Scales, with native helpers ;
John Duncan, Turtle Ficlds.'i oung
Wolf, Joseph Blackbird, and inter-
Jrelers Jack Spears, E. G. Smith,
ohnsou Fields, Jack Foster. All
these wrought in the work. In 1880
there wore 859 members of the
church, and five schools with about
At the division of the Methodist
Church, the missions of the Indian
Territory came under the charge of
the M. E. Church South. In 1S44
the Indian Mission Conference was
organized by order of the General
Conference, and held its first ses
sion in October of that year at Ri
ley Chapel nar Tahlequah,Bishop
Thomas A. Morris presiding, and
Wm. H. Goode secretary. 1 iftecn
preachers answered to roll-call, to
wit.: J. C. Borrvman, E.T.Perrv,
W. M. Talbott, f . B. Ruble. D. B.
LC'ummings, W.H. Goodo, Johnson
l'lelds, I nomas Birtholf. James
Essex, S.G. Patterson. J.M.Stele,
E. B. Duncan. L F. Collins, Wm.
Mcintosh, L. B. Stateler,. There
wero reported 85 white, 133 col
ored and 2,992 Indian members.
The reports of 1850 show 3S0 pu
pils under instruction in the liter
ary institutions of the Indian Mis
sion Conference. Meantime all the
appliances of worship and religious
training were supplied.
The preachers filled their ap
pointments with regnlaritv, Sab
bath schools were organized, and a
general pastoral supervision and
discipline maintained ; camp-meetings
were held, and many demon
strations of divine powerwtre wit
nessed. Vcrv many were convert
ed, and the hearts of the mission
aries were cheered and strength
ened by these evidences of the suc
cess of their labore. The disturb
ances of the civil war affected dis
astrously all the tribes of the In
dian territory; the work of the
missionary was broken up, and
much property laid waste. Some
identified themselves with the
South, some with the North, while
their country was laid waste, the
houses and fields destroyed,, and
the stock driven to Kansas or .Mis
souri. Dark indeed was the prospect to
the missionary of the M. E.Church
South, as he mournfully viewed
the desolation of many happy
homes, the lone chimney ."the mute
memorial of a war of extermina
tion. His church charged with be
ing a rebol church ; the missionary
trcasury empty, with many out
standing obligations due and press
ing. The work of disintegration
and absorption liad deprived the
Indian Mission Conference of a
large membership," chiefly colored
members, Dclawarcs, Shawnes,
Wyandottcs, Kansas Indians, Pot
towotamics, Kickapoos and Qua
paws. In September, 1866, Bishop E.M.
Marvin held the 21st session of
thp Indian Mission Conference at
Bloomficld Academv, Chickasaw
Nation, J. H. Carr, secretary. The
statistics show viO members and 7
preachers. The report of 1SC7
shows 1,4 46 members and preach
ers, and 12 preachers appointed to
Time would fail to tell incidents
orCbristian experience, of self
sacrificing labor, of triumphant
faith, while we consider the mer
cies bestowed by the God of our
fathers, and by his blessing the In
dian Mission Conference of the M.
E. Church South now numbers 3S
traveling preachers, 100 local
preachers.and ff,200 members with
m the limits of the five nations.
According to the best intorma
tion in the possession of your
sneaker, the first preacher to visit
and preach in your town was a Rev.
Adams of the Baptist Church, and
a member of the Dolawarc tribe
The second was Rev. H. Balentine
of the Presbyterian Church, who
for some time kept a regular ap
pointment and organized a Sundav
school. The owner of the shop,
however, in which services were
held, . was unwilling to furnish ac
commodations without compensa
tion, so tho services were discon
tinued. In November, 1S73, a small com
pany assembled for worship in an
unfinished house, the property of
u. v. tircen, now tue residence of
Dr.fc. J. Ihompson. The floor was
eovered with lime and sand ; scant
ling supported oy goods boxes were
the seats ; a barrel was improvised
for a pulpit and candle-stand, but
in many years' experience as a min
ister, a more devout or better-behaved
congregation- has not been
found. The occasion was tho
preaching of the firet sermon by a
Methodist circuit rider, your speak
er, in the town of Vinita.
It is well known that the growth
of the Roman CatlnVic Church is
mainly sustained hv imigration and
tho Presbyterian "Church has re
ceived valuable accessions loth of
ministers and members from tho
It is equally well known that
the Methodist Church has furnish
ed recruits for all the other com
munions. 3. Methodism has not succeeded
through superior educational facili
4. The success of Methodism did
not arise from the ivossession 'of
great wealth and social advantages.
It sought out the common people
in the highways and hedges.
5. Nor did it grow to greatness
lieoause the times were propitious.
The time of its origin was of dark
ness, of infidelity, of rampant im
moralities. We are then forced
to the conclusion that Methodist
success lias beon achieved : first,
by the superiority of its doctrines,
a free salvation, justification by
faith, the new birth, tho witness of
the spirit have been widely pro
claimed. 2. The superiority of its eccle
siastical organization. The Pres
byterian Church has expended
3315,000 j gatheringin a member
ship of 300 in the Indian Territorv.
The Methodist Church has expen
ded about $500,000 and show a
membership of 6,200 within the
limits of tho five civilized tribes.
Each member in the Presbyterian
fold has cost their Mission Board
S1.120, while those in the Metho
dist were converted at the rate of
SbO.20-31 per member.
8. The piety, carestness and ac
tivity of its ministers and mem
bers" There was, Harrell, Cum
min:., Ruble, Bertholf, MeAlisler,
and McSpadden who gave their all
to the Master in lalrar for the good
of the Indians. There was John
F. Boot, Standing Man, Young
Wolf. Turtle Field. E. G. Smith,
and Jack Foster, whose lives were
a living testimony to the newer of
tho religion of Jesus.
4. The lmptism of the Holy
Ghost firing the hearts and cnlight
ning tho minds of preachers and
people. It is not bv power jior by
uugnt, out uy my bpirjt stuth tho
Lord. As the earth is dependent
on the sun forits beauty and fruit
fulness, so the church" has been,
and is dependent on the light and
warmth of the Holy Ghost tc make
it rejoice and blossom as the rose.
When the present iias been a
ehieved from insignificant begin
ning : want may we not hope for
the future, if true to our aacient
fame and worthy of our ancestral
honors. The Lord God of your
fathers make you a thousand times
more as ye are, and bless you, as
he hath promised vou.
Shall we transmit to future gen
erations, the priceless heritafv re
ceive! from the godly lines of fath
ors ? While we magnify the eraco
of Go ,for their devotion and I ih.
let us Eeek for the old path; and
walk therein, earnestly coitcnd
for the faith, once delivered to
Gpds people, faithfully suard the
ninciy and nine while seeking for
tho lost sheep. Let us by eense
crating our bodies, souls, enemies,
influence and purse, all, all ion
the altar of duty : let our Iicht
so shine that others seeing our jqol
worka, may glorify our Father in
Oh? Thou nigh and Holy ne,
our fathers God ! continue to Hess
as thou hast promised.
Wave on! Banner of the cruelicd
one! wave onf wave on! wave on!
till thv ample folds shall Hon; in
blood f ess triumph over a regeiura
ted church and a regenented
world. Wave on, til tho kmwl
edge of the glory of our God, siall
spread over the world, even as the
waters cover the sea. Wave on,
till all the Choirs of earth beattifi
ed, mingling with the angelic ucl
ody of the New Jerusalem, fill erth
and heaven and sea. and time and
eternity, with the oxiiltant hosaana
"The Lord God omnipotent rvsn-cth."
P05 oflli '.
CHOICE STOCK OF GENERAL MER
CHANDISE On Grand River, 4 Miles East of Chotean,
D90ur slock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Notions, Hat, Groceries, Qncensware, Tinware, Cutlery
Saddlory, Harness, Boots ami Shoes always v-oraplete, and sold at lowest priccs.
I Have IPurcliasecL the
GRAY FL0HBDTG AND SAW MILL,
-A.nd am. Prepared to do a General Iilliri
3k EC- X-sSrVSTXS.
P. O., Chotean, - - - Ind. Ter
Where you can depend on getting
GOOD GrD333SS, F'jgJI. 33SLSLXjd
S ai&-3 Ni 3LC"S7Sr.H!SBZa
Efflil 9. fPtsiflljfJrffl M (&k&0whmwk .Sgjg
run vmmmm &znm mwm
CroM officii paraml
split in risht. .
r an r n J o n s
. rr-f!;,p!j:hl In ilea
northeast of Vi
nita, I. T. 2)
A. P. GOODYKOONTZ,
Tost-office, Vinita, I. T.
Varions marks and
Kanjre On l"rynrs
creek, 13 fin leu
wert of Vinita, I.
TTi h ;.gTiJirl fr
v. O. FA'iTON & CO..
Fi'&t oji. o, Vinita, I. T.
Smooth crop in the
Ifone branded the
same on the left
Range Bock creek
r.i- ?. t. Y-nita, I.T.
f . Under-
1 earn ear.
K. & T.
VT5yjiwy j . - s
B. B. TA"ZLOB.
Post-oflice, Vinita, L T
car ana i
Post-oOI PrJrie Citv, I.
1 sazno br
on both :
I' si. i , Yn ia, Ia-1. Tct.
Sunu-rattic brnd d
CS n lift side.
Bij Range On
ftgj ' "'" Cabin
I'reek. nine miles
northeast of Vinita
O. Vinita, I. T.
Ranee on EisCa-
I biirCiwk. 5 miles
south of Vinita.
Of Eccryllihtrj nttJcd by the jicojJc of the Xatlon. My longjixperitnee
ha lamjkt mc jntt ichat kind of goods the people want.
I Cany No Dead Stock!
The prafits h goods I sell we not eaten up by loaes on goods nol samWo.
small rellte, and avIII do so. One trial will convince the mmt skeptical.
I emv afiord to sell f
Y7. T. DAVIS.
P. O., Mnita, I. T.
3-a i 1
bin A Duck
W. E. HALE Eli.
Post-office, Vin.ta, I
Posio3icc, Sar and Fox .Agency 3
eI onlv 1
marks, ex j
and swallow fork in left.
Post-office, Echo, I. T.
creek, C. 21
LOUIS HOQ1SK. )
Pcst-officC, Chetopa, Eonss
m nsht l
Try Cardinal Liniment, an uirx
celletl remedy for all pains ind
aches. Sold by Frazee it Co.
WITH A FULL STOCK OF DRY COitDS. CLOTITIXa, BOOTS AX D SHOES. HATS, FURXISII
JXG GOODS', GROCERIES, QUEEXSWAliE. SCHOOL HOOK, STATW.ERl't fr. CW m.'
(3-. "VT. G-S.S35T7 "Vinita, X. T.
1 .... . !
M?i:itok Post-office, C. X.
m RJ f
t'JLj crp and xm
a car Vi t up nit ranch.
.r r-rts jH'i 01.1 1 ranas v,
-'.tsi-s' on left shoal-:
HOLD THE 0
Try Roman Fever Drops a nd
ical cure for fever and a true.
B. F. FORTNER,
Physician and Surgeon,
TI2T77A, Z. T
OFFICE AVith Dr.S.i.Thompsm
J. M. WHELAN,
Garpenter and Builder,
3I0TIXG UCILIUXCJS A SPECLVLH.
Shop opposite Wm. Little & Cr
Sjtore, Vimta, Ind. Tor.
Largest Line of Hardware Stoves and
Tin-ware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
. T .r;
1-f &M H ! wtc
li. M. wTLLIAil
7 VirtfrJW'tf fij Tig "' C"
I, .7 r
Jell ear r:n'
dec h a I
V ao f at.. trandod"
0:1 U:p. . lliXUl hip :
K. a n c h. oa
north of Tulsa
, Jtaose Ei;; Ca-
on ri',ht s.
City, I. T.
1 h t
r, n 1 1
EVANS, HUNTEB & NEWMAN.
WELLS BROS. fc PBIGQ.
Post-t'ffice, Colf-yville, Kan-
v art . at
ot Vr bricJii
and car ti ars
iny r rrc?
t n us.1
their regular raagpon Yerd rnBrfTfr,!
above Coody's lilulfs and oa Bij ciwk,3
wiii oe Wf rnv rewanleu dv civmT v-l
formation of the same to AYeiLj Ilr 5. & j
ffe-SW 1 3aaaaaaaaaam
SSceErasf 1 Eta"Ml
a:1 i.a-j .1 awca ' V9 m
?Ofvl K.1 41
st-Ui., Vinita, I. T.
rostoflcc, CiioHttmB, I. T.
Sonie cattle brnd
Y U ou left side.
Ear mark Ove-
I sialic in eacli our.
ltanire on lrvors
creek, I. T.
J. S. HUNTER,
COOYYAH, I. T.,
In June, 1S74, a society of seven
members was oripuilzcd, of which
number hut one is present to-day.
Some, living elseiyhere, are exhib
iting, in a godly walk , the heaut
of the Christian relipion. Some,
having obtained a good report,
through faith, have gone on to
their reward, leaving memories of
bright and useful lives".
Compare the prospects in 1S73,
without house and membership, or
the small class of 1875, without
home and pastor, with the sur
roundings of to-day, and you will
have cause to glorify God the giver
of all good. And whim we seek to
know the causes which have oper
ated to bring about this pre erity
let t he understood, oner for all":
1. Methodism did not achieve
success by government aid. Her
members go with the North or the
South in the rebellion, vote with
the Episcopalians and Presbyter
ians have occupied largely the
leading offices in the gift of the
American government, the Ht-lho- m ml Ti 1
dists have chiefly concerned thein- X OnSOlial Jf QTlOr.
selves in building up a kingdom
not of this world. j. Ila r Dr-t r. Tr . .-. ..n !
'2 M t!.wh.i I v v 1 . - " a- - "- -lLr - i - -- t.
- by u.irai tJ : r 1 r - Kiwms Opposite 31 K. A. T. Hrjiot.
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil. j
m?m7m j "T" "T" "I ' 1 i0!"?
g2ta..l.i.i h-l. l TBil,,
In fact everything you want in the Household Line.
For Good Goods St Bottom Prices go to
Vinita, - - - Ind. Ter
Sole -:Ygen.t for tlic
BEST IN THE WORLD I
J. V. MARTIN'S
Only Wholesale Yaras in
Louis Accessibla by Bail
1. Every railroad entering St. Inis
is ditvetly triliotary to the' yards.
2. Tfxnis hliiiiH-ra alv inionned tluit
connection trith thee vardw from the
Iron jinai-tain tiitlifni railmad can
Ne nind: utlivnt ctmt and with much
jletis idirinkat;e Uian to any other.
. lUPtrevantrt nave U14" peculiar a-i-.'antac
of lxm locatcil n tiu St.
-ouis side of the river, from which
Ive handled tl'oatuind jh-iIc draw
neir provision kh)iiIv.
1. Every iMM-KinV m' in St. Imis
1 as a rftilar buyer stationttl lu-rv.
Jnyers of cattle, lioffB ami iheer, Itoth
jr'the home iuarkut and etwicni hi
aout, are a: all tims repretcntod.
5. for comfort anu ronvenifni thee
jtnls have no sai'ifir 111 tlie iiain--
wo hncsor Jit-i-ft car3iroIi ucv.
lott 1 .-.. u " t a 1 .'.i a-
a.i r. jl . 1 . . ' . t r s.-s
1 a'lM hfm:y,
fcerrctaryanl Tr asurcr. 1
1'obtonicf, Chelsea, I. T.
of IfR ear.
Kan-p four miles
Hist of Cheleea.
O. Vinita, LT.
Afeo fSr? oa'
Varions other j
li left si.l- and ln;. -mirfcel
?d23B and n'
the hit- Mcj teri-al!-jii'-'Je-
OS" boh ! ari
i !e. Various var
Biv..! (" .ni.i .11:1 !'i
M. W. COUCH.
e. 1-i.rI tu iit'nik, I. T.
ireek. Ranirc. between
Texas I Ihtnin? creek).
on near TrT'
marks. . .- y.u.1lx,ui-
sput in ij
at the heat
Crop otf n.-l.t ear. :. 1 swall'Tv-fork in
O. M. McCIcIlan.
I'ototl'.- e. . i. I. T.
PoST fc COKEY,
l'ostoflioe, l hetopa; Kalis.
K (' on riaht side
AI1-0 C on nchtM'l
Kange on h ad
KicRvcour Kxows It. When you
have the itch, alt rhiini. ealld or skin
c-r ;fiun- 1" any kinl, and the jiilea.
t uat ..u t.n. iv!'i mt l-in;, t 1 rit.
41. 1 i: r i. t . ' I ' (T sU
roa Dr 1 .ant a 1' V K. - 1 ft
.. "i . ! r 1 .: . I.... - rt .. f, a 1
a mire cure f r t.. .r of the a-nic sis-
Post -Kite. C-et. j.a K an- '
oir SC IS" !
. Smooth er : a. . aauerliai ' incaihear iV Vii
9' fe3BFivr-rIT33fc. rtlie '''"in-Ji'sasJ
e Trx3'ry n-ii .i ..- rtjij'i , . r rniw.ij
n ?v '-o-rra?r; tram m -- cav a
WSrtjJR'vt-jST ' SSJL"'M a t tie 111.
m yyy ... .isKs-n r. -:.
HorM" brand 1 54. l""-' "due, unu, 1 T.
..- .r - 1
o. j. timiLi. . 'XSr
I'jat-ollue. llilta, 1. 1. I. SSTSjBHP?i '
Seme bran l-
marks. i? t
only to ship
-J uii !es east - f TahJeqaah.
Mrs. ISABEliLA NEWMAN,
u ielt -ide. A few
ii 1 1 in j i onli l e
11 " brand C. M.
It.. i.i h 4 m Cam x .
am !i !
ri.st-officc. skiit jok, 1. 1-.
' ' in , i iiiiiii' -aaflg
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r o toi
v. ef Kas.