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Tfc liiu Ctaftw.
c Publwtied ErtrTlhsamitLr by the
Is was Qaarrxis Pusuncra. Co.
T151TA, I. T., AUGUST 14, l&M.
The. latest is thai Blaine will not
fci the stamp.
Steel nil are now selling at $23
per ton, the lowest price over known
in this coontrv. -n
Baxter Spring is- to have a eoI
triers ironic heginaing October 6.
i ad roptinatng Ave days.
Kellogg ktfee naaac af a- new
twn -wkieb kac jwt been laid oat
seven miles south, of WfnEeld.
: All t&e ex-xYrais of Kansas,
linckniW, will Make speeches
The Jkiaeerata of Kisssomri
live nctnioatwd Gen. Xaraaadukc
as thir candidate fee governor..
'Cholera, yeiWw fever, famine,
drought; add eoW haveiad marked
imccess this yea tkrosgkout the
temperate som of tbe globe.
Tit iEe OMSettier3 (Serokces.
Gentlehkx: Having recently
returned from Washington, D. C,
destiny 1o the samo end. Let us
struggle to preserve our nationality
and when the patriotic citizens
No woman Tritfeet a male escort
-ventures out after darkinXaplcs or
2ome, soeh has feeea the increased
. license given to erase of late.
Sous 180HfcpoixJatiioa of Eu-
jopeh&i doabhd, having increased
at a much nare rapid rte Indigen
0us I jthan thai of its Kitcr continents.
. The aciiog attaewsy general of
the United Stales has given his
pinion to the effect that no depart
ment has the right to interfere in
the Choctair permit laws.
It is reported that the Dawes Sen
ate committee will set visit the
Territory Mfe'l after the presiden
tial election. Jfctaificss before pleas-
Ifeel it incumbent upon me to give ; of the United Slates sec us at this
they, will lend us their sympathy
Fellow citizens, this is no "scare
crow" but actual stubborn facts.
Let us act like a people capable of
self-government, like men, like pa
triots, and a posterity of which we
may yet be proud will live to bless
our etTorts, and our people of the
present day will have the happy
privilege of living under their own
"vine and fig tree," thrice paid for,
unmolested by intrusion of any
"Wc must meet and discuss these
measures so seriously and danger
ously affecting our welfare at pres
ent, thereby enabling our next
Council to belter understand what
wc need, and how to avoid a great
calamity that seems now impend
ing. Talk of this, you who arc
proud of yourrace and nationality
at vour homes, talk of it at
meetings. Talk of this you men
who have suffered hardships to
found this government and you
young men who wish to perpetuate
that which your fathers have found
ed at the cost of blood and money,
a country for you and your people
as lone as jrrass crows or wa-cr
runs, unmolested by tlio adventu
rons intruders ol other people or
other nations. Very truly,
Augustcs E. Ivey.
Tanlequali, Ind. Ter.t Aug, 7.
The two greet industrial exhibi
tions of the year, jk. Leekvflle and
Sew Orleans, will speak forcibly
and cloqoentJyef the advance made
feythia country under protection.
The "United States eeaeuraes one
luodred and Jltjr mSies peands
at E'.arcn every year, aays an cx-
hange. Jfoatef ki made from
radian -eon, theugk. wheat and
:iatoes are we la lumied guan
The Texas PaatoaviKgta making
i iorlcrn howl bacaiac raechers are
?ing rcmored from Greer county,
rhlchiouodsTery wtek like the
)hIahottabooaaec ez. Instead
ad visfog their cattle men not to
ivethey should point to the fate
K rvne and. hs followers as an
you a statement of the present
status of your claimsbcfore the
United States authorities.
Congress mot the first of Decem
ber, 1SS3, and the "Old Settler
Claim" was referred to Indian com
mittees of both House and Senate.
The Indian committee of the
.Senate referred the claim, accord
ing to the general statute for such
cases, to the Court of Claims, for
investigation of the facta of the
claim as reported by the Hon. Sec
retary of the Interior and Com
missioner of Indian Affairs. In
.reviewing the claim the second
time an error was found in favor of
the claim to the amount of 70,000.
When I left Washington exam
ination of the claim was in progress
in the Treasury department and as
far as the claim, or information
asked for by the court of claims in
reference Iherc to, had been made,
was also favorable.
The information asked of the
treasury department, by the court,
was foe a statement of all monies
paid to the "old settler" Cherokees
by thd United States government
and by whom paid, from 1S35 to
the close of such payments.
Tho court of claims was to inves-
tigaiefacts alone, relative to the
claim and then report theirfndings
back to the Indian Committee of the
The court adjournod the first
Monday in June, to convene again
the first Jlonday in November,
one month before congress con
venes, which will give the court
ample .time to submit the claim to
congress in the early part of the
session as it will have a priority
of hearing overall other cases.
Our claim when presented to
congress by the court will have un
dergone the scrutiny of every de
partment of the government
and thereby leave no plausible ex
cuse for any senator, representa
tive or government officer or out
siders to oppose the payment of the
claim. I think the report of the
court of claims, backing, as it will
the favorable reports of the Indian
committees and of the Commission
er of Indian Affairs and of the Sec
retary of the Interior, will strength
en greatly our claims for speedy
and favorable action by congress.
The Business Centre !
Choice Stock of General Merchandise on Grand Riv
er, 4 Miles Bast of Chouteau.
"-Our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Xotions, Ilats, Groceries, Quccnsware, Tinware, Cutlery
Saddlery, Harness, Boots and Shoes always complete, and sold at lowest prices.
. I Save Purchased tho
GRAY FIOUREf G AND SATT MILL,
And am Prepared to do a General uS-Dlling Business.
P. O., Chouteau,
Captain JTcMarray, with a com-
ly of Tex23"raBgcrs, who was
tnt. out to repress a band of rene-
tde-Apaches reteras with the in-
lation that all. degradations
late casetL The Isdia&s only
lied beef eanagli te sebsist on,
iibutof ratiaoe, ad scattered
. the approach ef the troefsv
I Too ranch seieaae asd- too little
knse is whafs-flje matter with- the
frtTTlnJa' Mill I an at 'Hnvaet
kviuRiwtB -. wmi w d- i avAM
rer- Dr. Paaer af Hlinois. has
: made a number of suggestions
ached upon a. couple of small
kecis of paper, which, if observed,
aid democaliae the cattle trade 1
: ihig year beyond pecovery.
le Cheyenne Transporter is sore-
I desitejacd' hecanec friend John
k wbo-fcr tea ar& dozen years
i Ihdian-agenl a that place, is
applied to fettle his accounts
tJEe-gPTernwewt as other arc
juired to no. Friend John's say
lis probably aegaed ae any one
i bntUnele Sam wants the
3L. InialLprebabililv rnnninga
at an-agency is not the pleas-
test situation wacinable but
uld it not he as well to "talk
lkey"to the new administration?
re is a great deal however in
; of habit.
We will have, according to our
custom, some time this fall our an
nual council. The object of this
council will bo to make auIZ report
of every thing touching the .action
of your commissioners in the pros
ecution of your claim.
I respcctfullyrcquest our friends
to explain this statement to our old
settler friends who do not speak or
read English. Before leaving
Washington I drew up a very clear
statement of your claim and put it
in the hands of our Principal Chief
for publication in the National
paper, tho Cherokee Advocate,
in. train languages. lie
informed me that he forwarded it
to the editor of the Cherokee Ad
vocate, Daniel Boss. I have yet
to see the publication in the Ad
vocate, this action being a part of a
system I deem unreasonable and
unfair to old" settlerss.
J. IT. Betas,
Old Settler Cherokee Com'r.
! wilfhe seen, by consulting the
lside.ofthH paer the troops
resnade a raid on the "boomers
L Touted them of course- Rock
Is hasJallen and Pearl City or
Iffordville has followed. Three
! offenders, viz, J. D. Ross, J.
flarkandC.W. Holden, have
. arrested and will be taken to
. Smithfor triaL Valuable ro-
: pertaining to the colony wcro
ired a stub book of certifi-
of membership r showing: the.
ice of 10.SS7 certificates at
bearing the seal of the colony,
plots and field notes of the
e,y made by tt, si. ctauoru,
ay Surveyor, together with
Erous papers relating, to the
rrn. The recent demonstration
Falls is having the effect
ja the eyes ef the remaining
lers, and they arc leaving in
cases withetttthe intcrposi-
if the military. Stafford's
and wagon were confiscate
lid have gone tcmcet Cooper's
:g press at Muskogee. The
Tal was made by General
i .under the direction of A. R.;
&r SItaatlea A Xass CearcatleB.
Eds. Jsdixs CniEFTAix. Tak
ing into consideration the unset
tled state of our affairs both here
and at Washington would it not be
well for the Cherokee people to
hold a mass convention of the peo
ple at some early date, say about
the first or middle, of September
next to take into consideration and
discuss and devise means whereby
we can extricate ourselves from the
emnarrassmenis wc arc now un
der as a government and as a peo
ple? The outlook of our people
and tho peoxle of the Indian Ter
ritory is a gloomy one just now.
Wc must act, and in a multitude
of courses there is wisdom. The
wire fence question,, the monopoly
of lands, the citizenship question,
the stock law, together with the
squatters white people who arc
settling on our lands west of 96 or
are attempting settlement on the
Cherokee strip, thereby endanger
ing our title to six millions of acres
of our land, all demand immediate
attention. Our delegation just
from Washington reports a gloomy
future for us unless the tide is
turned, and who is to turn that
tide? It must be by our own ef
forts. Patriots must come to the
front- We must call men of ca
pacity among us out and urge them
to act for us. Let them know the
Cherokee people will .appreciate
their efforts and they will act.
Two railroad bills have passed the
last congress with provisions
trampling upon our rights. Gen.
Hatch is now on our strip trying
to remove fifteen hundred or more
squatters, who have lately forced
their way in there and settled. Let
us have a mass convention by all
means; lay aside our little petty
political issues and all come to
gether as one people Iovinz our
Tho 5ez Fcrccs to Tie RemoTed.
Arkansas Citv Traveler. Last
week the Traveler briefly men
honed the visit of James Reubens,
an ordained minister of the Ncz
Perce tribe, to his people south of
Arkansas City, and his hope that
Congress had at last recognized the
justness of the Nez Pcrces' claim
for removal to a more healthful lo
cation and provided for their
transirortation. Since then wc
have looked over the sundry appro-
E nation bill introduced by the
ousc as returned with senate
amendments and find the following
paragraph: "For support and civ
ilization of Joseph's bond of Nez
Perce Indians in the Indian Terri
tory, $20,000; an?! of this amount
a sum not exceeding S1,G25 mav be
paid under the direction of the sec
retary of tlio interior to James Reu
bens, for expenses incurred by him
in taking thirty three Nez Perce In
dians from the" Indian Territory to
Idaho, and the Secretary of the
interior is authorized to expend the
balance of this appropriation for
the Nez Perce Indians now in the
Indian Territory to some other lo
cation if he deems it proper so to
do, and for-their support at such
newiocauon. ai tuts ume we
deem this question of sufficient im
portance to devote a large part of
our sp&ce to a short history of these
Indians and their fortunes since
moving into tlio Indian Territory.
Chief Joseph's band at the time of
ineir surrenaer 10 ucn. juies numbered-
about 950 scarcely one-
fourth of the entire tribe. They
entered into war against the gov
ernment only as an act of self de
fense, or for maintaining property
rights. They refused to sign the
treaty of 18G3 which took from them
tilts land to which ihej' were
so greatly attached and cited as a
reason therefor that the govern
ment had heretofore failed to live
up to its treaty stipulations that
the covenants were "a band of steel
to the Indians but a mere rope of
sand to the white man." This ac
tion resulted in a war between the
Indians and the government which
of course, resulted in defeat to the
former; we can hardly call it de
feat, however, for they surrendered
with the understanding that tbey
were to be returned to Idaho. But
there is where the injustice to
these Indians commenced. Simpl
as prisouers t f war they were trans
ferred, first to Fort Leavenworth
and located on tho low bottomland
of the Missouri river, then to the
Indian Territory. From the first
Chief Joseph and his bond have
seen that their stipulations with
the government were to be ignored
as had been the case with other
tribes and that thev must denend
upon outside influence for help. To
this end-Revs. Fleming and Wil
son of this city labored until they
secureu uie umica cuons Ol tne
Presbyterian general assembly on
theirbehalf. This lflucntial body
brought the matter before the gov
ernment in such a light as to com
mand recognition and to this agon-
cy and the labors of these gentle-1
men arc me .Nez forces principal! v
indebted for the tardy justice done
them. That it is a subject worthy
the attention of all humane people,
wo need only cite a few undisputed
facts. Out of the 950 souls that
crossed the Lolo trail iu June, 1S77,
there now remain but 27C sick
ness, as a result of climatic changes
being the principal agent in tne
work of decimation. Of all the
children born into this tribe since
their settlement south of us, only
three have lived to the age of two
vcars. This applies to children
born later than one jear after the
settlement of the parents in the
Territory. Another striking, yet
no ies iruc, result oi mcir Hie in i
THE OLID RELIABLE
Where you can depend on getting
xrcrcsr Mad. j!p3Eo:cE5s Jkjs i.o7tr
Full & Complete Assortment
Of Everything needed by the people of the Xation. My longlcxpcrience
hat taught me jutt tchnt kind of goods the people want.
I Cany No Dead Stock !
The profits on goods I sell 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 for
Still at the Front !
WITH A FULL STOCK OF DRY GOODS. CLOTHrXG, BOOTS AXD SHOES, HATS, FUKXISH
IXG GOUDS, GROCERIES, QUEEXSWARE, SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY, Ac. Come and
tee we. r
it well-nigh impossible to interest
them in any scheme of self-improvement.
The main body of
the tribe in Idaho numbering about
2,500, say they wili take care of
Joseph's band that they will cost
the government no more if they
arc only allowed to return to the
clear mountain air of their natural
home. We are clad congress ha3 1
at last resolved to right the wrong3
of these Indians and this action
will be endorsed by every lover of
jusucc. j.ney win prooaoiy re
main here uunng the summer until
they ha. e gathered their crops but
it looks now as though the fall
months will see them joyfully re
turning to their mountain haunts
where the historic Joseph and his
band can end their days in peace
sinking quietly to rest surrounded
to contend with in administering"!
io uic wanis oi me sick. -ucui-cinc
men" and their superstitious
practices have to be ignored. When
an Indian falls sick a "medicine
man" is called and then follows
their strange method of treatment.
This is a firmly embedded custom
of the Indian, and one which it is
difficult to counteract. Ofttimcs
the "white medicine man" is called
to attend the same patient and
here in where the Doctor has his
battle. It depends altogether up
on the strength of his force which
medicine man retains the case. Un
der these trying circumstances the
office of physician is not altogether
a desirable position. On
Thursday W. T. Harvard came
home from a trip to the state and
says the settlers are pushing- into
by kindred and friends, breathing Barber and other counties compel-
on air lull of tribal traditions and
ladened with health for a future
generation, rich in its promise of a
higher citizenship. Those who
have worked to this end rejoice
with them and hope that new life
will be given to this band of In
dians who at heart were ever friends
to the wliite man.
ling the cattlemen to seek new
ranges. Over one-half of the Co
manche Pool pasture has been tak
en up by the grangers.
TEEKITORr ASP BOEDER X0TES.
Gainesville Register. We saw a
number of farmers in the city Tues
day, with wheat, and who were
unable to make sale of the same.
This speaks badly for the city and
we uiinK mat some oi our moneyed
men should sec that no farmer went
out of the city without finding a
market for his produce.
Parsons Eclipse. Geo. Emerson
a-Cherokee Indian, who has been
in the city a day or two, lost thirty
dollars with the gamblers in the city
and states that he was robbed of
what money he had left, amounting
in all to about a hundred and
twenty-five dollars, in hia room at
the Grand Central. He swore out
a warrant against the clerk who
was accordingly arrested.
Chevcnnc Live Stork Journal.
Z. T. Hedges, of Little Rock, and
JI. JL Rcnshaw, of Pine Bluff,
Arkansas, who have been prospect
ing in tho Big Horn country, three
or four hundred miles north of
Cheyenne, for some weeks past,
have bought a ranch in Johnson
county, W yoming. They expect to
Stravcd. one bay marc pony
branded O X on left shoulder and I
111', iUSVI U11U lili HKJlSli UUUUl Ul-
tccn hands high, about eight years
old, thin in flesh, with a brand on
left shoulder. I will pay the above
reward for return of stock to me at
Yinita or a liberal reward for in
formation leading to their recovery.
Address, G. F. Davis,
Vinila, I. T.
The Only Wholesale Yaris in S.
Louis Accenibla by Sail
1. Every, railroad entering St Lonia
is ilirectly tribniarj to these yank.
2. Texa3 shippers aie informed .hat
ronnec.ion with tliet-o ; ard from the
Iron Monntao Sc .Vmthe railroail ran
be made without cos. ad ith Jiach
less MiMPicage than any other.
3. Theeyanlfc ha e the i-cnliar al
vantast i jirfp located on the St.
Louis side "f tin "iver, from which
five hundred thousand jeoiIe draw
their pro .ision snpplv
4. trerj nacKinp nonse in St. Lonis
has a regula. ' nrcr stationed here.
Bayers of cattle, h'ogh and -sheep, both
for the nome market and eastern ship
ment, -ire at all tiuu-fc represented.
5. For conifon and convenience these
vards have no superior in the nntrr.
l"wo lines of street cars approach here.
Hotel, telegraph office ami -jthe.- con
veniences for stockmen J 'henrcmiRes
W. A. IU3ISAY President.
Secretary anil Treasurer 1-
O. T. THOMPSON.
Postoffice, Yinita, Ind. Ter.
DO YOU KNOW
with Red Tin Tag; Ko Ixxt Fine Cnt Cher
Inc: Navt Cuitik. and Hluk. Brown and
Yellow SSVYfS are the Lest and cheapest.
qnalltr considered? i-T
head of Texas
.3, of the general land office. J country and workin
this climate is th- fact that in a ' Put cn U,c ranCe early next spring
large majority o; instances the chil
dren are still born and bom from
one to two months before maturity.
Add to this the continual decrease
among the aged by death and wc
arc not surprised at tho rapid ex
tinction of the race. Leaving aside
all sensational ideas of the superla
tive goodness of "poor Lo" or anv
of his relatives, pure justice and hu
manity long ago demanded that
lhicf Josoph's tnbe be returned to
Idaho where the government prom
ised to send iheni at the time of
their surrender. In Idaho these
Indians are self-supporting, never
accepting any ration from the gov
ernment while here they are pen
sioners and ihf lr pa.--innate d. --ire
cows and bteers.
Cheyenne Transporter. J. A.
JlcCormick was here this week
from the OIL range. He had just
reiumcti irom ArKansas uiiy,
where he had been attending court
in a fence cutting case. Mr. Mc-
Cormick says that the report pub
lished by the Arkansas City Dem
ocrat that two boomers were recent
ly murdered on the Cimarron b
Indians or cowboys is false and
without foundation. Agen
cy Physician DcBra reports consid
erable sickness of a malarial nature
among the Indians at this time and
that he is constantly kept busy at-
tcudinjr calls m camn-s. I he Doc-
and In same
er ctvtk. si
mllr south of
railroad U M Hart
foreman float esu 1 T
O. M. McClollan.
rostoliicc, Oowala, I. T.
A lew rows
arp branded on
left side thus
A Tew eattl
the len fM ahonl-
Itanch on Cacer on left side
G. 'VET. GREEK,
Posf-office. Yinita, I. T
split in right.
Itasfc On Jones
creek, eight miles
northeast of Yi
nita, I. T. 23
MBS. J. B. CUSL.
Postoffice, Cofleyville, Kans.
J C on left hip or
side, and saddle
stirru on right side
Kange on Curl
VT. O. PATTON &CO.,
Post-office, Yinita, I. T.
Smooth crop in the
Horses branded the
same on the left
Range Eock creek
Postoffice, Yinita, Ind. Tcjr.
Pome cattle br'nd'd
on left side.
oiiri, nine iuui-3
northeast of Yinita
T. F. THOMPSON,
P. O. Yinita, I. T.
Ranjre on Big Ca
bin Creofc. 3 miles
south of Vinita.
W. T. BEATTY,
Postoffice, Yinita, I. T.
Brand on either
side or hip.
mnge north from
Postoffice, Chouteau, I. T.
some cattle orn'd
Y O on left ide.
Ear mark Over-
slope it each ear.
ilanze on Prvor's
creek, I. T-
Postoffice. Chelsea, I. T.
Smooth crop off
of left ear.
Itanjrc four miles
west of Chelsea.
car atai split
Post-office, Echo, I- T.
oB right ear.
under slope off
creek, C. 2J.
cropin left ear
H.B. Henry P.
O. Vinita. LT.
Skiatook Post-office, C,
Post-office, Tahlequah, I. T.
ed OC on hip
only to ship.
Jl I ufr
fiois river, 4 miles east otTablequah.
PoST & CORKY,
Postoffice, Chctopa, Kans.
1 Also C on right side
Itanze on head
waters oi Little
F. M. CBOWELI.,
Postoffice, inita, Indian Territory.
l-xime uranucu on
If ore brand C S
on left shonldcr.
lfange on Shaw
nee creek, 9ini!cs
nc of Yinita. 47y
J. O. HALL.
Post-i ffite, Vwita, I. T.
Undcrbit in each
Horse brand same
on left bin.
Cabin and Pryor's
"W. B. EALSELL.
Post-offlco, Yinita, I. T.
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
split in left
tap in Tight
miles west -
...wwtT Ty.aw.. liAAfln n.nMtJ.'tfaAd
Post-office, Vinita, I. T.
i eacn car.
1 near 3J.,
K. & T.
Postoffice, Yinita, I.T.
Kanco-Bi2 Ca- K9
left ear, nn
'ijomo catt.e branded
on right side.
This brand and mart (crop and un
dcrbit otf cacjt ear kept up on ranch.
Various ear marks and old brands.
Horse brand horse-shoe on left shoul
der and neck.
north of Tulsa
WELLS BBOS. & PRIGG.
Post-office, Coffeyville, Kansas
to a Ligiie r to be UuUed iU Xiiux tribe luakc t tor says he has many diiad vantages
Large Stock of Everything
in my Line to Select
JK5 Prices Lower than any house
in the Territory.
Belts, Quirts, &c.
1 arlous othrr brands
and ear marks Any
parries Knowing ram
branded tnns I
on richt side
and hip, off of
ranpr on Verdlns
river, abore Coolvs
III off and on nicerrek,
will be liberallT re-
, w arded br cit,ns tnfonnaUon or same to Vvells
W. T. DAVIS.
P. O., Yinita, I. T.
bin A Duck
R. M. WTT,TJA"M3r
Post-office, Prairie City, I. T.
nc h t
C o- a 1
EVANS, HUNTER & NEWMAN.
Half-breed c -tt." all branded
on icit wie a 1 lap. Nimeear-
marKpd jcSSf, an 1 some f
tne at- jci ter is call- lYwVi e.1 Um
jingjc- " bob mark." Texas
8.t?cr3 "w'-aan1 1"MI on near
side. Various ear-UKa marks
rasps Commanche countv pool.
Postoffice, Sac and Fox Agency.
brand K on
otf the richt
and 8 wallow fork in h ft. 20tf
W. G. NELMS,
Post-cffice, Vinita, I. T.
OPPOSITE S.VX FB.VSC1SCO HOTEL,
VINITA, Ind. Ter.
T"-ese pills will
bo found useful in
all forms of Bilious
I to Puriry the Blood
, etc For sale bv
Yi"'ta. 1 T
"ii iiiT ''ti :"
should be on hand I
jn every household
as it is an excellent
and prompt reme
dy for rheumatism.
Lame (Sack, Tooth
Swellings, and all
other bodily pains
For sale bv
31. FRAZKE .v. CO.. I
Post -office, Cuct-ipa. Kans.
M. W. COUCH.
Post-Office, Lightning Creek, I. T.
Crop ofT right ear, and swaUow-fork in
Mrs. Isabella Eewman,
Post-office, Mciatook, I. T.
Smooth crop ardunderhack in each ear
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Kanch on Book Creek, 0aee Nation.
P O., Cotfey
A olf crek, 20
miles south o(