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YIXITA, I. T., JTJXE 26, ISSL
With the present number I close
my connection with, the Irautx
Cxdstxis. This action antici
pates, a fevr erects, the and of my
engagement as Editor, and is taken
oat of regard to the business inter
ests of the proprietor.
la thus announcing my with,
abatral from the peper, I desire to
express my thanks to ite patrons
fcr the liberal support extended to
it, aad for the marked prosperity
it has enjoyed, both while under
he control of STr. Scroggs and my
self, and since ho trithdrcw as lo
ad editor. This has boon due,
doubtless, in a large degree to a
feeling of confidence on the part of
the public that the paper would be
permanent, and astnia impartial
ly the great and invaluable rights
of the people of the Indian Terri
tory, and conscientiously strive to
advance their highest moral, cdu
caiionaland business xrcjfarc This
conviction gave the Cujehiaix a
position of prominence from the
lime it passed under its present
poctrol, and which it now holds in
the public estimation, as thorough
ly frank and independot in its pol
' jcy and utterances. I am folly
aware that much more might have
been accomplished in advancement
of the views it sought to subserve,
under fewer imperative demands of
other duties on my time, and with
a larger space in the columns of the
paper than has been available. It
is notmy intention in making these
remarks to be unmindful of the
business and mechanical managers
of the paper, with whom I have
bees associated, nor to withhold
frost them a proper recognition of
their share of merit in the work
)ht has so fuly sustained it.
In conclusion I express my best
wishes for my. successor in the edi
torial chair, and my earnest desire
thai ihe-IsDXAX CaixrrArx may
continue io meet with increasing
prosperity, because 01 us loyalty
to truth and justice and its devotion
to Indian rights and Indian ad
vancement, TVnx P. Ross.
The following letter from Bar.
Worcester TViliy, who was a mis
sionary for many years amonz;tiie
Chcrokccs, gives a short but ap
propriate sketch of the life and ser
vices of the Rev. Daniel S.Buttrick.
whose notes on Clicrokco Antiqui
ties have appeared from time to
time tor several mouths, is the col
trrnna of the Ixdias CmETTAis.
These notes were dedicated bv Mr.
Butirickto John Eosp, -nho Jbr
many years was the Principal Chief nrmi,;
VL UftC VUtUACU aIOUUU, Ii.il
Io i-Arri.c JatAilien." that he lu; m.'
Ga L.w. in 7 near tfcie Indian in x lite rary w
ronniy, a. l hiding our spintna;
'ife dtoopin, wo thought it best I?
gpund a day in fasting and prayer.
Accordingly. Friday, li'th, was set
apart for this purposji, and we
found it very rcfrushing to our
Tula-lav. Dec 23d. With Great
'joy and elevation of spirits wc en
tered Uic territory 01 the natives.
Night coining on, wc encamped by
Hie road-side. Wc made a tent of
our blankets, and built a tiro by a
fallen true. Wo prepared ami took
our tea, road a chapW, sung a
psalm entitled "Thd Travelers'
Psalm," and with great joy and
satisfaction bowed the knee around
the family- altar.
Arrive! at Brainard Jan. -1, ISIS.
Mr. Sntfriok labored atBrainard,
Catflsel, Willstown,Highttown and
eieewnsre east u me .uiatissippi.
Removed to Fairfield, wast of
the MiSfeissipui. in 1SS9, then es
tablished a station near Bealtvs
Prairie, and called it Mt.Zion. His
heaith failing, he went to P wight
suasion, where he Fpent sumo ten
years, and died June ?, 1S51. He
was married at Hightown, Aoril
29, 1827, to Miss Elizabeth Proc
tor, a mission teacher, formerly of
iioplcicten, i. 11., who amroi at
Hightown in February, 1&J3. Died
at Dwight ilistioii Aug. 3, 1S47.
MrJJuttrick was the most enthu
siastic and ssacosaful mtsionary
the American Board sent to the
Cherokee mission. Allien he be
gan his work he determined to learn
the Cherokee language, if possible.
To do this he took lug blanket and
went among the people, purposing
to suifi r for the necessaries of life
till he could ask for them in Cher
okee. In this effort he so far failed
that he was never able to preach
the Gospel in Churokf e. ct he
did succeed in learning the people,
and securing their confidence to an
extent that no other man has ever
reached. No grown man has ever
been able to learn the language so
as to be able to preach in it.
In his later years the Chorokocs
were accustomed to call him Father
Bnttrick He was remarkably pir-
ilual-inuicied. it was a great priv
ilege to be associated with him in
Christian work. When he became
too feeble to sustain the care of a
station alone, he came to Dwight
.Mission and spent the last ten
years of his life. During those
5'cars he ppcat most of bis time in
writing, with the purpose, as he
said, to show that the Indian is
someljody. He wrote trunks-full
of manuscripts on Indian antiqui
ties and Indian languages. He
spent much time In comparing
these languages with the Hebrew.
He became convinced thatthoy are
all of Hebrew origin. A lanre nro-
: p rsrot those manuscripts w.ere
lost m uie late civil war.
He used to say: "If I ever reach
heavon, it will bo a great satisfac
tion to tell old Father Abraham
that I helped to bring sow of his
children there. AVhen he became
too Treble to perform much labor,
his friends at the North urged him
to come and spend the last of his
days with them. But he replied :
'! had rather die here than to hear
the swearing I should be obliged
to liear on the great tlioroughfhres
over which I should be obliged to
pass in getting there.
Mr. Butlriek save himsnlf. nml
I all he had. to the Chernkeiw in ilin
. ? service at Christ Tn iiin irrntrmi.
. . . ..... ... W..W ..rt
! write f .is be
cause 1 fear tin . e i- verv cneral
disposition t ovtrtKik .ho great
advantage of the itt!-lnu-tivn inten
ded to enable him to support him
self. I desire also to call your at
tention to the necessity of strict
ocononiv in the management of
vour iiuaacial affairs. Tht; limit
per capita will be doubtless in the
vieintiy of one hundred and seven
ty five dollars.
" It appears to me that, with the
advantages of the farm, you ought
to be able to kep within that sum,
and still furai&h all that is roquirod
for the proper care and improve
ment of the children. You must
remember that the children have
not come from luxurious homos. and
when tlioy leave school they will
return to'tlic reservation to tako
caro of themselves. Great care
should be exercised that thev do
not acquire habits of living that
will be so far above their ability
to meet that they will become dis
couraged, and fail to be benefited
by schooling. Tbey . will have
plenty of good land, and if they
have acquired habits ct industry
and economy, thoy will be able to
take care of'themsclvos in comfort,
but not in luxury.
I think ail the appointments
about the school should be plaiu
ami inexpensive. They should be
accustomed to p!ain clothes anil
plain living, having only occasion
ally enough of the luxuries of life
to stimulate them to endeavor to
secure for themselves all the ad
vantages of civilization. I want as
little as possible done with machin
ery, and 1 shall be pleased to
know that you do your farm labor
without the use of mowing ma-1
chines and reapers, if possible,
Very few Indiana will be able to
purchase expensive machinery
with which to carry on fanning
operations, ami they should bo
taught to sow grain by hand, culti
vate corn with plow and hoe; and
cut grass with scythe and grain
with naud cradle, and to take care
of it after it is cut. I also suggest
that you should teach both Joys
and girls to milk the cows. Tno
m4a oKam!! Ila i ctncrlftt d Mlrft lrtl
ter, cheese and curds, as well as to
do all the household work, such as
cooking, washing, making and
Hexry M" Teller, Sec'y.
Business Centre !
&. w ait-B::,
Post-office. Viu.ia.I. r-
STOCK OF GENERAL MER
On Grand River, 4 Miles East of Chotean,
PiTOur stock of Dry Goods, Clothin-r. Notions, Hals, Groceries, Quccnsware, Tinware,, Cuilorv'
Suddlury, Harness, Boots and Shoos always complete, and sold at lowest prices.
I JEEave Ixrcliased tlie
GEAT ELOHRDW USD SA1T MILL..
jLncl am. 3?repaied to do a General Milling
P. O., Ohoteau, - - - Ind. Ter
mM E j Us
The National Convention of the
Democratic party will be held in
Chicago Julv Mh.
Wiiere yon can depend on getting
jCS- sa,:o.c3. '-SPIFSIOSS .. Xj0"?i7" '
Jk.& 2?22H3 laOLTEiea? 2
Crop offleft ear aad
-Ii '.n ripht.
K-nngc On Jones
northeast of Vi
nita, J 1 . ::
W. T SEATTf,
Posto.Cce, "N inita, I. T.
Brand on cith
siile or hiu.
A. P. COODYKOOKTZ,
r..st-o:-ct-. V-- U, I. T
V?nsnn marks and
Bange On Prror's
rreck, 1 5 mi leu
west oT Vinita, I.
AV. O. PATTON &CO.,
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
Smooth crop in the
II rses branded the
same on the left
Kange noes creek
C-BrV.-.. n r
V aita, I. T.
K'. A T.
Post. tare. C"h a'can, I.T.
Vice cattle 1
V O on Irft i
8loe in eaeV
crocs, I. t.Vj
VI. - I. T.
be .h sides.
ear and splij
I'.stoffice, Vinita, Ind. Tcr.
BP5 on left side.
fSjsW Kaae On
E221 Lime uaoin
''w-k. nino miles
ni .-tlicnst of Vinita
Of Et'-njlhlng needed Ij the ptol )' lh Nation. Mj lonrfcTCTieiicc
has luu'jhl wc just tchailind of jxx'i the people leant.
CoL C. It. Jennison, the noted
Kansas jayhawker, died in Leav
enworth, Kan., June 21st.
A bits, grantitig the rirht of way
thrnnch the Indian T riiorv to
the Gulf, Colorado & &mtFc Iiail
road Ciiiiany parsed the Senate
the v;itt iii-L Ibis i- the same, or
a bill similar to the one of that ti
tle tliit p.-rsod the House Slay 81.
Bnlls For Sttle !
whom he cherished a very high re
gard, a regard which was the result
of an intimate acquaintance and
The notes published comprise
but a small portion of the writings
of Mr. Buttnck on the antiquities
ac other subjects of Clierokae his
tory, but includes all that has come
into our hands. Considering the
fact that they were written more
than sixty years ago just as they
were rcseivcd by a particularly
coccicntious, devoted and pains
taking minister who devoted the
whole of his mature life to the ad
vancement of what he conceived to
be the highest interests, temporal
and spiritual, of the Cherokee peo
ple, wo regard them as highly
valuable. It mar be that some of
ihc views expressed by the persons
from whose lips they were penned,
as they flowed, wero colored- or
tinned to some extent bv their as-
joo2.uous wiui ine wuiies. uni
that intercourse had been, oven at
that late period, comparatively
jimueu, ana was uouuoess more
l 1KX I?!fA, TilMkl. ..11
for' : .. , '" ;.i. ..
j ticv uuu gv uuuic ntui QlcaiWIU-
pany of Cherofeee.
Soexetsry Telr'5 Views Upoa Indian
The Secretary of the Interior has
defined his views upon the prof ter
functions of Indian schools in the
following letter to a superinten
dent: "Deas Sie : 3I"y attention has
been called to your request to be
.-J lowed to purchase girls shoes at
3 per pair, i cannot comply with
your request. I find that the crdj
muy shoes purchased cost Tieents a
pair. I have examined the same
and find they arc better shoes than
thoFc the country girls wore thirty
years ago, and I have no doubt are
worn bv thousands of farmers
j. tare uu occasion to give you
my luen ot tno proper course to be
pursued in the purchase of cloth
ing, food. &c, and the general
training of the children in 3'our
school. In the first place, allow
me to say, while I consider it very
desirable that thev should receive
general than special, in the impres-1 mo. instruction in book know!
Minis uiauu uu mu inmnh ui uie in-
I Cany No Dead Stock!
The profits on goods I sell arc not caton up by lossos on goods not salable,
small profits, and will do so. One trial will convince the most skeptical.
B. P. iHJJSTHAD.
Posl-oJk2. P.x ;c City, I. Tu
1 Branded i
on both rid
Po3tonicc, Sac an I Fox Agency.
i cattle brant!
1 only Koal
iEHl S ? Is II
WITH-A FULL STOflC OF DRY (jmws, CI.OTffrXt!, BOOTS D SHOES, HATS, FURNISH
ING GOODS, GROCERIES, QUEEXSU'ARE, SCHOOL 110&KS, STATIONERY, ix. Cme .i ' .
AH. 'irr Lot or
HEAD OF TEOHOUGHBSED
I have on band 2-1 two-year-old
extra hitdt prale bulls five Hol
Bteins, liaiance Shorthorns. Were
shipped to this poii,i early l.i.-tuill
arm are thorougl;'v acclimatefl.
Will sell them at a bargain for the
next fifteen days. Call- on or ad
dress x. iv. nustuionn,
G-. "vsT. O-IEEIEjILsn, "Vliiita, X. T.
HOLD THE FORT
li-argest Line of Hardare, Stoves and.
Tin-are kept in the Cherokee Nation.
diaes as ihc result.
There can be no doubt that after
conceding all reasonable allowance
on that account, many, even most
of the statements made bj the old
persons from whom information
was naturally sought, had been re-
cmvea uy menx as uic irauiuons oi
their ancestors handed down from
edgo, I do not consider that the
main object of their attendance al
school. That education is the best
which onabloG a person to take
care of himself to the best advan
tage. Ho who can feed and clothe
himself without the assistance of
others is. at least, partially educa
ted, whether he can read or not.
H you can teach him to Epeak the
sire to eon. fromionz neriods of ' -n"!!!! language, supply himself
&e anterior to their knowledge of! with suitable food and clothing,
the Europeans. And in this view
of their origin and character i re-
sard the antiquities preserved in
the Botes of Father Buttrick, mea
gre as they may seem, as of great
eurieeityand value. But if there
are those among us who can elimi
nate from them the spurious from
the genuine, the modem from the
ancient, it win add much to the few
grains of golden wheat that remain.
The time for obtaining infunn&tioa
on the subjects to which the note
relate, and kindred ones, among
tho Cherokecs, if not already gone,
Js rapidly patting; and the wriur
of this brief introduction to thoe
which follow, wui welcome tin- prn
that shall come forward and record
Asdoveb, iTasc, Mav Ifita, 1M.
Hos. T Jr. P. Ross : At your re
quest I have obtained the following
facts : Rev. Daniel'Sabm IlBttrxk,
was born in Windsor, Ma6. Aug.
25th, 17S9; removed to ItieWuond,
2f. Y., where be made a pro5pnon
of religion in 1903; eaucitf? at
Cooperstown Academy ; erdn- !
at Park street church, iio-ion
Jfaaa with Serene Dwight H-. pu. jta-.lu ii is not i:"Ui!y to do. I
tor, Lel Parsons, John ;kLri . want tv impros. upon "your mind
and Allen Graves, missionaries j that if you mn5t neglect either, it
gept. 3dT ltsl7 j aould b- hi.- !iuriry -fn:L-s and
Thcrecordof the jou-Ttfy of '.5ic . ,!- 'u:in-:. ' b- : our isci I
company rith wrJt L Mr Ilvltri. i. ' . vr ut. ... : ices
urcp? to ihc L'heiJLx. ,,;. -.. ..- u.i .
make and maintain a home for
himsolf and faniil v, you will accom
plish a great work.
Care of the body is the first re
quirement to the attainment of civ
ilization, and it is useless to give
an Indian scholastic education un
less he has also the ability to sup
pi; his physical wants. The white
boy .in J girl, Krought up in acouu
:rv whi-re all the neonle areenra-
ed in supplying Uieir wants by la
bor,liavono dillieulty, thrown iion
their own. resource?,! do the same.
Tlie boy that has seen his fattier
plow, mow and gather the fruits ot
the field, will do it without special
iosuuctioii. Xot so with an Indian :
ur, must ne taucnt now to nold the
plow, how to prepare and keep in
tink-r nis scyuic, when to put m
and when to harvest his crop, ami
a thousand tfiiitgs acquired by far
mers' sons by sJtservatinn. must be
taught ."peeially to an Inian youth.
But at)Ove alL the Indian boy
must be taught tho advantage of
toady, coniinoes labor. He1 must
lx trained lu do what he has never
cin dom, aud what lie has boon
"r-T- n H" &
r?-' O til &K H
2 3 -k. C asPW -Jc .sW.
s r- r- '- m&SRBttWL&ttttDi sasMT
jrs s. . s d s lj fc?53 asM '-nBr
?"?"" g& ZZ. 5 " S I"1 " :f Jy -""- -yy
--5 7 "2. O , "1
m m Si I I
ZT , - . S as
? " L. t? 7 m. iii Hrf- i "1 fassTfi
nUntir.l.i: l'rctiy tnimiarj- to tneto yani. eZZ
S.C.O V JbJ!S.
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact eveiything you want in the Household Line.
For Good Goods at Bottom Prices go to
C -AT5rJh0JSrJD &3 CO'S,
Vinita, - - - Ind. Ter
uKfsStji '''. nino miles WjSbSkS' brand K mj
XFsCtf at.-tlicnstofVinita KS?? right shoafl
ytf Wl ffUf der. Ear
Efe efe SrtiU'ril
T T. XHOHPSCI. and swallow fort in left. . M)U
PiV.rUa. IT. . JOHN COUKTBYWAn
rSjT Po-t-oCice, Echo, I. T. i
aaSRssI K1:!J?setn -ls m a" rrn?lcitilrl?3
mi bin Creek Snnlcs --225 Mara, cxa
bVt soatu of inita K&wQ a " e
lBS h! BSSS9a2o3!fsT nTnlpiaeInn.Afi!
M faLtEastlXJ lli5T left ear.
BAAassaassaV Il4)to EanscIIorse
iM1K cnerolroo urpiuui Asylum.
W. 2. HAT.SRI,I. aagKfc. J
Post-ofEco, Vinita, I T. 77zZ,.-n '
JANS nAPTATwy, N -
Icanaffordtosellfor ; v- tawMsaVJWrT ""iwu,w.ii.
-Sar. ' 1A.. '"JSsfcpaaa W& brand saraw
l, ' -''- JiaaBacV: WZr5cf!S5 shoal dor.
I "2 saaaVilalBaW2 ',i"-gll 'kOsag
B " aPRrf7 5a :
fcj!WS3iB:;visi?JCHt 1 Sl?Si!sE5l ' eaf.pnj
y saEjas?&---v i S-3SrBvnt3 nai
ejliLE? rci -.lSv.-- -T l.rrTiyiTari rntinnhl
i r . . t.i Tnk nriil nn. mi EI f .1
do i iis.'ii.i ki-; t i.j on laurh. ryiS-yy
Gki ' '48&K iBBBv IvU;J ' "r ti ar h n-l ull '-ran'!!, ssjc sT i-', " i!l ff1
JaaTs IK- s bra..-' -I.vie-ilnM."onlcftfhoaI- 5JMBohi;i K - .t Lin i&M-
&m& ImII I V Ranch, on Uans4.--r.,; Ca- tt "arigr-t side.
2, mJfmJFl igl'-ir.l Croet, bin creek. KbI 20tf
Bsl - sV "aW 8 ...-j. iuri3Sa eiuht railes
G?5S ?fc2i3 aorthofTnlsa WETiIiS
saw9aIi5i!SR i. T. Post-.iier
I fTTt"' f-'trafc aBasBaamlt
E. M. "WILLIAMS. I Jl
Po.-t-.-"".! . Pi .yie City, I. T l&t
C?fcciriiI ' lei- rjr.i -"CSa -- nrri-tfi
WifVv-4?-l-MJt-. - iSlLrmLL nit 'or I 'l!
y2W?l U.rn. X
5sSj3saK.l l left
K5 3H 3 horn. J-. N
- rtesK,srr,.J1 u Kanice. j?
MiB i " SCiW Tt.Tig' :; W J IH.TK. MUbl ti41 o.ue ii
MaaaV r EVANS. HUIITEB & NHWHAN. i nfi
SSH BaWT Fost-Ofllce, l)r&
jSjvR Hi .-g-4 EvansvtLlo, Kansas. 'e W
istt -fc2aabBsJ!7mW - .? . t9Kl2S?Sfcsj&
XsBswHttssftxiJ r1-fiBliiyirg'f "-r
fc?ICS 1 IlisSSSsIli ll Issssl
BHQ3. & PRIGG.
Coffey villc, Kansas.
i iM ither brands
u i n . orr o 1
..nir M-jiv n o on eri;ns nvcr, j
a'-xe t'oo-ir'n ) .u.U ''.al cccfc.j
wr! Lf.iier.iiU- -xsi-io v snvn" m-
fo.-mation cf ie same t j M c.id Bras. 4 1
Allcn-P. O. Vinita, I.T.
marts aad old j
Large Stock oi Everything
in my Line t Stlect
t& Prices Lower than any house
in the Territory.
Belts, Quirts, &c.
OPPO'-IIE SA FR1 IFfO IIOTEI
V;jTA, Ind. Ter.
The Only Wtolesale Yarns in S.
Louis Accessible) by Bail
. Every railroad cnternR t. Ixnis
is d'ictlv trilmlarv to theto vanl.
2. Texas sliipiu'rs aie informed that
conneotion vriili ilice yrd froni the
Iron MiHintain &. -out hern railroad can
be wade without cost and with mud.
less fchrinkapc than to any other.
3. Thoc yarda have the jeenliar ad
vantage ot. being tocated on the Sf.
Louis bide of the rirer. froin nhith
five huudix-1 tlioiibaiHl' jK-ople dran
their ptovimou uiitlv.
1. Every imcKne: hoane m Pt. In
has a n-fiilnr hmer statione! he.
Ihivern f rattle, hties and heei. '-'Ii
for"Ue home market and eafiterii iln;i- I
merit, arc at all lime represented.
d. For outufurt ami convenience th'se
vanU have no Minerior in the country.
"Two lines of street cars approach lit rp.
ll'dei. t- Jevrapli (lics and other mn
vi jh ai-va for -t- .t ,i-noi teTtTTlVi's
w. a mi w r-ikut
s.- rvrr ' 1V" jr I
rostofflce. Chelsea, I. T.
Moooth crop oil
of left ear.
llano fr.ui n.ilcs
west of Chelsea.
PoST & COREY,
I jstohuv, " livtopa, Kans.
Knuse on hend
wati; oi Utile
BBBH 5 22&S-
HHS. J. 3. CURL.
iuilii e, c ifife ville, Kans.
J C on loft hii or
stirru on n
Post-oflicc, Chetopa, Kans.
Ilalf-brccl catte all branded
on left side an 1 hip. tioine car
markedtBBI ai,-! svni' "
the Lit- IJEJ t.-r JSi'!-U,Tm?icd
jmpje- "3 lion mark. M ,r Texas
8.tCl,rs . voaJ-baan-l tp'MM on near
side. anons ear- T marks.
KAvr.E Ciinmaur!ie connty pool.
M. "W. COT7CH.
Pw-t-P L..' . -Cr cx, I. T.
Crop olT liglu car, and Mvallov-fork in
C. M. McClellan.
Postoilict. Oov.:i La. I.
Smooth crop and underhaik u ciih car
J. O. HALL.
n i., i.i i j.." r
tc, Vinita, I. T:
Usdorbit in oach
Horse brand sauu
n left bin.
i and 1'ii ,x
tVot-ollke, Vmiia,! T.
split m left :
Lit and zine J
tas in ngbt
miles vest ;
at the head
ereea. nanc. oeiwcen tTvors ana :
Liglitnin crevks. .
Post-office, TaJtleiiuah, L T.
f llrandcd ca
Pome brand- I
and shonlder j
onlv to ship, j
nor- n rer. I rtiv east of Tahleqnah.
Mrs. ISABEI.LA NEWMAN,
Post-olit.. bkiatook, I. T.
att t- in.-stly c2s3 doable
dcwlapj-ed il.rse brand C M.
on left s.Je. Ranch on Canev.
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