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: The Mm C&ftain
Published Every Thursday by the
ISDCAX CKIEFTAiy PCBUSHISG Co.
KXTImwvmb X.E.3BMwrJ, Killers,
raffl. T., JULY 17, 1SS4.
The CttodT disturbance issnb
Dtlgprtcs to the various Kansas
ronretttioMe tbis fall will par foil
u9a tke nu)recis.
It is said that feacc cutting is to
Be rogptnJiaa' i th Chickasaw
ytfoa te JNgwl fatd in order that
tiie owaers wHt take down and
preserve their wire.
The Xamae debating club- has
Begun eperaiitMts for the season.
The qaosttea "XesolTed that Pro
hibition Prohibits," is taken up
where it was left last year.
The Hefg&Hcaa state eenvention
f Cam wet at Tbpeka on
VeJnecnay afteraeea. John A.
Marti wM he nominated for gov-
He wiM aisa- he elected.
The TJ.-S. revenue collector of
Xmm ioomd 500 more pci
aaits to- seH whiskey during the
year Jost passed than the preced
ing. The somber was afeont 2,-
Trtmicat Artksris being warm
ly eamneaVd from many uncx-
Ji85!!?. exceed fifty miles bad been cut,
-JBflar-ar-TSrToh Pertcr bill.
n the propockioB to paes it ever
e -rata a tie T4e was the result
Ce- af tite express agents at
Sarnett, Kansas, was fined $100
Jbr delh-eriag "C. O. D." packa
ges said to eeataia whisky. Three
ixprtee coaapanios operating there,
to t eraw. er as a measure of self
proteetoBr have etoeed their offices
and declare they w31 cfe bo more
wiah that tews.
commenced to fence them in, one
body alone containing 0,500,00
acres. The Indians have been
showing signs of discontent for
some time at the unwarranted lib
erties taken with Jhcir domain and
on Tuesday the sheriff of the Cher
okee Xation, with a number of In
dians, commenced Liking down the
fence. It is mimed that hundreds
of miles of wire has already ben
taken down and that all 'tracts
larger than fifty acres will be strip
ped and the wire and posts confis
cated by the Indians. Leavenworth
Tbis, with some allusion to
"Ground Hog, a Cherokee brave,"
is about a fair sample of the news
of this Territory which is daily
seen in the state press. The As
sociated Press agents arc responsi
ble for many inaccuracies similar
to the above, and particularly is
this so regarding the representa
tive ac Fort Smith. The fence cut
ting dispatch however emenated
from Chetopa. There is no trouble
brewing in the Cherokee Strip so
far as the citizens of this nation
are concerned. That country is
leased to an association by author
ity of the Cherokee council and
their right to it for five years from
last October is unquestioned. Not
even a Cherokee citizen has a.right
to hold cattle on this strip, unless
he sub-leases from the association.
As regards the country set aside
for the use of the Cherokees, none
of it whatever ha? been leased, for
such action is expressly forbid
den by the statutes. At the time
the Chetopa dispatch was sent not
ani uria amount has been but little
increased since. -
TKRITKr A3 B6KBER X9TES.
I 3 WO the total veie for President
wwahaot 2,-400,000. la 1SS0 it
was 916,970, a gab af scarry three
AtHMtrea per echt. At present the
rote ef Sex Terk, PcKylvana and
Indian eoffihised is larger than
the entire -vote ef the coaatry in
3870. Kw Yerk.sate aloae now
aetr awBaaBf Tatos ae all the states
did in 2S9S.
ATreryatadrarae awd earaplete
- ertibit f agrieaHaral, aaiecral
aaJ iadtrial pro facta fre the
country trihatary to the Atchison,
TopekaJb Saata, Fe railroad has
Jost bean shipped by that coeipa
y to Aaftenlani, Holland, where
it will tons as attractive fcatsre
af am Inteniatioaal Agricaltsral
Echibttiaw wfctak k to he held dur
ing Augoat ad September
"ReaabcaisMOR of the prohibi
tion qaestioa to the people, and
ttpoMHg ap of the Territory to set
tlers will carrv Kacuaa for Cleve
land aad Glkk as awe as there is I
a God m heavcfi."
The above is the closiag para'
eraph ef an Arkanoac City letter
ty the Fihwwb Cky Times. It was
evidaatiy writtam by a baesicr and
aslvOjaaa parwkh the intelli
gence aoaalry Replayed by this
daw. The eerreopondeat evident
ly knew as little aboet Kassas pol
ities m he dees ef the tost party
Darief the last twa weeks C. M.
Scott has pnrohaecd and branded
fl JMatf at eate, wnich lie is
holdine aoaih af Chileeco creek.
With, what he has on his other
ereel ranch Mates 900 head, Mr.
Scott rfcatfy declined aa offer of
$24,008 from a Pennsylvania man
&r his raae& af 3XX) acres, all
fenced' and" partly imprercd. Ar
caaaoa City Democrat.
A. Teix few years ago thisgcntlc
raaa was rsaeing the Traveler at
that towm ad was as hard up as
any one else. There is hope for
the newspaper beys if they quit
Arkansas City it is said will here
after be the shipping point for sup
plies for the Cheyennes.
A child named Xora Perry was
shot at Wellington on the night of
the 4th. by a drunken scoundrel
named Welch. It was probably a
case of criminal carelessness.
Some nights ago twelve men
supposed to be from the Territory
went to Jlyron Cook's place about
14 miles west of Chetopa, and took
from hid stable twelve hordes. A
few hours afterward fifty men were
on the war path after them.
A. J. Bowsman was arrested
some days ago at Xcosho for hav
ing in his possession two ttolen
ponies, lie was neiu in Uic sum
of 1-500 to answer. The stock had
been stolen bv his brothers, John
Bowsman and Pomp Chester.
FortSmith XewEra, lOtn: Dep.
U. S. Marshals J. H. Mershon and
Bass Beeves came in last Thursday
with twelve prisoners, all liard
cases. One of them is badly wound
edf Lavinjr been shot while resisting
arrest. Two others charged with
murder resisted and were killed.
Gainesville Register: A lively
shooting matinee took rriacc near
Amoldsvillc, L T., on the 4th.
Two horses were killed and a man
by the name of Keys wounded
in the foot. Two Indians, Ed
Colbert and Green Hunter, and
two whites, Stocklcy and Keys,
were -engaged in the difficulty. "It
broke up the pic-nic
J. S. Danford, formerly presi
dent of the Fanners fc Drover's
Bank of Caldwell, is organizing a
bank at Independence, Oregon.
The gentleman's victims in Cald
well arc warning the people of Or
egon to place no dependence or
cash, within reach of Danford, and
thas save disappointment.
Advocate: From Mr. Joseph
Boss, clerk ot Saline district, this
nation, we learn that the Bev. Oo-you-sutta,
member of council of
said district, died at his home on
the 5th inst. He had been in poor
health a long time and was an old
man. He was one of the purest
men, and a patriot in every sense.
For many years he has represent
ed his district in both branches of
the National Council.
Three United States prisoners
were executed at Fort Smith last
The secret service division of the
mreaBsry department has received
advices thata sew coanterfcit $10
silver certificate has appeared in
abe west. It is svppesed to have
vn priataiT frcm a wood-cut, "but
k likely to deceive ordinary judges
af noocy. It is- of seriest 1SS0,
S. W. Scofwld, register; Jas. GU
fillan. treasurer. The nofc- Is- otae
qoRrtor nela shorter their tire gua
nine paper- It is composed, of two
thin layers, wilii silk paraHcl lines
and fibre plated between, them.
In the storv on the back where it L
should read "aad al poblS? dues
and when so rcceiieed," the word
"all" is-awly omitted aci the
worjfe "whe.so.?r arr together as
one woriL There are nonereus
other defects whiclha-jsdge of pa
per moory will readily discover.
Davis, a full-blood Choctaw- In
dian, and Jack Womankillcr alia
Galcatciicr, a full-blood Cherokee.
The drop fell at 12 o'clock and all
died without a struggle. Thomp
son was executed tor tne murder
of his partner, James R. Halleran,
in the Chickasaw Nation last Sep
tember. Davis for the murder of
William Bullock, a white man who
was traveling through the Choctaw
Nation in May, 1SS3. He waylaid
Bullock in the woods and shot and
robbed him. Womankillcr, while
drunk, found an old white man
asleep in the woods, murdered
him wi tli out provocation and then
robbed him. All three admitted
the killing and the Indians cave no
reson for their crimes, but Thomp
son claimed to have killed his part
ner in self-defense. He made that
statement on the witness stand and
m Bis last confession to the minster,
but strong circumstantial evidence
against him caused his conviction
on the ground that he murdered
his partner for lus interest in the
count of the "Black AVarrior V as
sault on the English language:
Pranced there in upon the arena of
the great debate, like a trick mule
in a circus, or a spavined nightmare
upon the track of a beautiful dream
ixgan oi Illinois, l ncrc was a
vision of mustaches, eyebrows and
hair piled on each other in arches;
a large brandishing of arms, a nose
and stridulous warwhoop; and much
as though a picture of the Decrfield
massacre had stepped out from the
pages ot our early history, Ixgan
took the American Senate by its
large capacious car. And then lie
went for his mother tongue. He
smote it right and left.hip and thigh,
aud showed no mercy. Swinging
the great broad-axe of his logic
high in sir, he turned it ere it fell,
and with the hammer side struck
Friday, for murders nommited in
the Indian Territory Thomas L. I the language of sixty million of pco
Thorapson, a white man, John ve fairly in the face and mashed it
SeTES IWTOE STOCK KAISER.
There seen to be trouble brew
ing in the Cherokee strip- astl the
cattle nen who have fenced up im
mense bodies of land, for grazing
purposes that section, will suf
fer great losses. That part of the
Territory set aide for the use of
tLe 'Cherokee Indians, lias a. local
, jyernwent of its own and the
harokee- council limited the mim-
! !' r of acres that should be endos
uA niwlpr-on fenr in fifi.v Frru
sensible parties Who had no au- fare will be bccurcd and many ben
Vz rity toact, leased large tracks efits will accrue, should the attend
-. -md. to-the cattle mca and uiey ancc ue wnai me cause demand
A bunch of one thousand head
of three year old steers were sold
at CaldweH last week lor S26 per
head. - The price was considered
low, but cash is very scarce just
"There is not one-fourth enough
young steer stoekon this market to
supply the demand, but then we
cannot get the cash to buy with
now," is the way several of the
Caldwell ranchmen expressed it.
The National Cattle Growers
Convention which is to be held at
St. Louis on November 17th, should
be very generally attended by
western otock men. A low rate of
beyond recognition. Under his
stroke the floor of the American
Senate was spattered with the rem
nants of a once proud vocabulary,
and messengers, doorkeepers aud
pages were covered from head to
foot with the spray. In the fearful
two hours which followed the first
roar of his oration all the parts
of speech were routed and put to
flight. There were orphaned ad
jectives, widowed noun-!, bachelor
verba driven to polygamy and
polygamous verbs left lonely, con-
juctions dissevered, prepositions
scattered, adverbs disheveled and
distorted and syntax flung into
wild disorder. It was a great day
for Logan. He set his teeth into
the language as the untamed tiger
of the jungles takes between his
mouth and paw the wearing ap
parel of the way-farer, and the rip
ping of it was heard through all the
forest depths. It reverberated to
the other end of the Capitol and
slnggish Representatives lifted up
their eyes and listened to the roar
with terrified awe. Some started
for the scene, but upon being told
the cause of the disturbance in the
brief comunicalion, ''Logan's up"
turned back with full assurance that
they could hear from that end of
the Capitol all that was worth hear
ing. o through two hours Logan
swung his beautiful arms over the
head of the Senate like the booms
of a govenncnt derrick, while his
chin churned tlie language like a
Eilc-driver in a heavy sea, and the
aflled reporters mode wild plunges
with their pencil; to- gather up his
regurgitations for the printer. Ah!
Logan is a great man a statesman.
When he throws his intellect into
a question, whether it is of finance
or ot self government, or of stick
ing to the 4iip, MJiuetlfiiig has got to
fomu. He lack- only fifteen or
t'venty tiling of 1m in an orator, j
He ha 1 x.vs- '
The arc a number of large herds '
of Arkansas cattle in the Territory
near Arkausas Citv which are offer
ed forSlG to S20." They are gener
ally inferior in quality.
The Santa Fe road has given an
exceeding low special rale to par
ties desiring to ship southern cattle
from Caldwell to point outside of
the dead line in that state or in Col
orado and also to some more north
The receipts of cattle at Kansas
Citvfor thefintsix months of the
present year were 211,27.1 head,
against 1C-!,143 for the correspond
ing period last year. The incrcaso
in receipts of hogs for the same
time was 129,OG4.
Texas Cowboy: Western ranch
men have awakened to the reali
zation of the fact that money spent
on the importation of improved
cattle has a three-fold income, and
the grower who does not ally him
self to this principle cannot be re
garded as clearly within the ring of
the times. The contraction of the
gazing territory will, of itself force
the improvement that, while the
numbers may be less the relative
valuatioin may be maintained.
The intelligent herder is not slow to
take in the situation, and make
haste to step from the old to the
CaldweH Journal: Colonel Ben
edict, Indian inspector, has been
stopping in uns city lor some
days looking over the cattle
trails across the Indian Territory
with a view to investigating the
trouble of the drovers in getting
through that country. He has
examinined the Chisholm and the
Western trails, and will report them
all right and an ply sufficient for
the ncedofthe drive on those trails.
He will also report that the cattle
men on the Strip, deeming the two
trails lelt to be sufliaent, have clos
ed the trail leading from Red Fork
ranch to Clark county; but that
this trail is needed by drovers wish
ing to pass from one market to the
other, and hence must be opened
or piaceu in suape so that drovers
can pass over it. The president of
the Strip Association ha? notified
all parties holding ranges through
which this trail passed to allow
drovers to follow it at will.
Texas Live StocX Journal: Al
though with at least two million
breeding cows in the state we esti
mate sending out not more than 45
per cent of the young steers. The
increase for the past two years has
been fully 75 per cent, in calves,
reaching one and two years, or one
and a half millions in round num
bers. Of this number it is safe to say
that on the 1st of .March,lSS4,thcrc
were 400,000 yearling steers and
uOO.OOO two-year olds, and of these
315,000 will have gone from the
slate 1)3 September 1, 1S8-1, nnd near
200,000 females and stock cattle
also, leaving for home growth and
development over a million ones
and twos comprising both sexes.
There is one pleasing phase of this
year's stock movement that we re
joice in. as presaging increased
acmanu lor any surplus PiocK our
catle men may have. It is found in
the fact that most of the cattle
driven or shipped have gone under
contract and that not exceeding 10
per cent, go on open market. This
serves a good purpose, for it will
have a tendency to cause future
buyers ,-1 n their contracts here
si'on ?: . nd to keep prices
at bet.'- - t.-T . for Texas sellers.
The New York Tribune in Jan-
1S75, had the following ac-
The Business Centre!
CHOICE STOCK OF GENERAL MER
CHANDISE Oh Grand River, 4 Miles East of Chotcau,
Our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Notions, Hats, Groceries, Qticcnswarc, Tinware, Cutlery-
Saddlery, Harness, Boots aud Shoes always complete, and sold at lowest prices.
I Have 3?urcliased tlio
GRAY FL0URMG AM) SAW MILL,
G. W. GREEK,
split in riht.
Uanse On Jones
northeast of Vi
nita, h T, y
.Ajid am Prepared to do a General
P. O., Ohoteau,
A. P. GOODYKOONT2,
l'ost-ollice, Vinila. I. T.
Various marks and
Range On Fryer's
creek, 15 nnlca
wcatof Vinita, 1.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Where you can depend on getting
GrOOID GOODS, F'JUIJEL DEAX
USTGr stud 3PRICES JSJS HmOXTV
AV. O. PATTON fcCO.,
Poat-oilicc, Vinita, I. T.
Smooth crop In the
Horses bnunli.il tbr
name on the left
Kanji Itock creek
Post-olfice, Vinita, I. T.
K. & T.
w. t. matty;
Pcstofficc, Vinita, L. T.
Brand on cither
Postoffice, Chouteau, I. T.
Some cattle bns'u
VG on left aid".
Ear mark Orer
slope In each ear.
Junze on rrrora
creek, I. T.
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
rar ana hplit
Postoulcc, Vinita, Ind. Ter.
I on left side.
!) MM i!iiJO iamn
i avk, iiiiil- iiiut-a
northeast of Vinita
Full & Complete Assortment
Of Everything needed by the people of the Nation. My longlerperiencc
has tavylit mc just what kind of goads the people want.
Malta, I. T.
Ranpc on Big (7a
bin Creek, S miles
south of Vinita.
W. T. DAVIS.
P. O., Vinita, I. T.
I Cany No Dead Stock!
The profits on goods I sell are not eaten up hy losses on goods not salable. I can ailord to sell for
sihall profits, and will do so. One trial will convince the most skeptical. ""
Still at the Front !
WITH A FULL STOCK OF DRY GOODS, CLOTHIXG, ROOTS AND SHOES, HATS, FURXlSII
JXG GOODS, GROCERIES, QUEEXSWARE, SCHOOL LOOKS, STATIONERY, dx. Come and
A. C, RAYMOND & CO.
HOLD THE FORT
(J rand river
bin fc Duck
"W. E. HATTir.T...
Post-office, Vinita, I T.
Post-offica, Prairie City. I. T.
on both sides
Fostoflicc, Sac and Fox Agency,
11 o r a e
brand K on
off the rich t
and swallow Turk in left. Zfitf
Ti'fl . P
I'ost-oflicc, Echo, I. T.
' Brand .seren-
' up, either 4e
oft rieht ear.
under slope otf
cropia left ear
Skiatook Post-office, C. N.
Ho mi a y
rr" lb. -sF'WS.
Postollice, Mnita, I.T.
left ear. Ba
de r half
This brand ana marK (cron and nn-
derbit olf each van Lrpt np on ranch.
anons ear inarKK ana oiu tiranil. '
Ilorm: brand horse-shoe on Ivftshoul-,
dcr and neck.
Largest Line of Hardware, Stoves and
Tinware kept in the Cherokee Nation.
Y 1-, JBIl MM--
north of TuLsa
borne cattle branded
on hip. Bight hip
Ban'A Tiis Ca
K. 1L VILLIAMS,
Post-office, Prairie City, I. T.
rig h t
1. If s&&yefJ
EVANS, HTJNTEB, fe NEWMAN.
WELLS BROS. & PKIGO.
Post-office, Cofleyville, Kansas.
and ear marks
their regular range on VcrdisTis rirer,
above Cootly' BluUs and on Big creek,
will bchberallr rewarded br giving in
formatiou of the same to Wells Croa. A
H,B. Honry PO.
Doors, Windows, Window Glass, Paints and Oil.
In fact everything you want in the Household Line.
For Good Goods at Bottom Prices go to
Ei rir r t TL
.jyMy PJTJIB 1
fc t.c!i-.yA'8 tyo.fc m ,-N.W
W. C. Patton A Co. have already
Jdaced five difierent clothing or
lers which tlicy arc receiving daily:
Two arc from Cincinnati one
from New York, one from Chicago
and one from Milwaukee. The
best and largest assorted line of
gents and 3'ouths' clothing ever
brought to the Indian Territory.
It is not gcncrallv known that
Carroll county, Missouri, was the
home of the victims of the Mountain
Meadow massacre in 1J57. This
train is said to have been the
wealthiest that altenipcd to cro?s
the plains that year. Of the 140 per
sons in the party all were murder
ed except 15 small children. The
emigrants had 900 head of line
cattle, niany valuable horses, one
stallitm valued at $2,00i, several
traveling carriages, much house
hold goods and money.
Postollice, Cuclfca, I. T.
or left car.
Kange fonr miles
west of (Jhcbfca.
Post-oflii-c, Chetopa, Kans.
PoST & COREY,
Pobtotlice, Chetopa, Kans.
K ('on right niile.
AIsoC on right side
Itangu on head-
wate; oi i.itllc
Flock cattle are being driven from
Hunncwcll to Texas.
!. y'f 'jj S..
J. B. CUBX.
v, l olfeyrille, Kann.
J C on fl In
. !. jind s.
litr-i ..r r -fiT
Kiu-ji- .u Curl
ifraooth crop audunderhack is each ear
Half-breed rattle all branded
on left sMc and hip. Some ear
niarked HM ami some fZZTI
the .t-EjJclteriscall-Ji-d the
jingje- bob niark" Texas
cUvftf road'baand EIP9 Jn near
hide. Varions ear- TAWCt marks.
kaxoe Commanchc county ool.
M. W. COUCH.
Post-Office, Lyilniug Creek, I. T.
Vinita. L T.
marks and old
Postuice, mila, I. T.
split in left
bit and zinc
tag in right
at the head
Kange, between Pryor's and
Crop olT right ear, and dwallow-furk in
Postollice, Oowala, I. T.
- - fJK9riMite
J. O. HALL.
st-olHce, Vinita, I. T.
I'lidi-'b't in a u
lit'-- m-i .-anie
-ii ' f, lni. i
Cabin and Prvor ?
Fi'tv co iv
'"l IHj behind
cattle mostly double
ilewlappctl. Horse brand CM.
on left side. Ranch on Cauey.
PflSV-lLIT I t"
Post-oflicc, Tahlequah, I. T.
ed OOob hip
onlr to ship.
nois river, 4 miles cast ot Tahleunah.
Mrs. Isabella Hewaaa,
Post-oilice. Skiatook, I. T.
on Kock !
I niih'H i
ltanrh on Rock Creek, Osage Nation,
!. O.. Coir.-v--.Ule.
AY fircek. ar
m i s-onfh-rtt
t jlleyvUle, R
v. -aT . -n
-fcw it 1 iV