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IHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1894.
VOL. XIII. NO. 14.
PTHE INDIAN PROBLEM.
IEPORT OF SECRETARY
HOLIDAY GOO DS H EADQU ARTERSI
Lilotmont Rooommended, not to
Satisfy tho Whites' brood but
for tho Indians' Good.
WAiiHINOTON, D. 0., Nov, 29.
Nio annual report of Secretary
Iloko Smith of tho interior depart
ment deals largely with Indian af
fairs, und liti presents Homo practi
cal suggestions for their develop
ment. Ucsidcs giving a suincicnt his
tory of llm progress of tho Indian
Iturenu during tho past twelve
months, tho secretary reviews tho
problem of eflVclivo work for tho
udvancrmciit of tho IndiatiB. He
.diecussos tho subject of education
mil i f nllotmcntB of land in sov
cr.ilty, and urges that tho educa
tion of tho Indians should bo for
tho purpose of fitting them to per
form tho particular responsibilities
most likely to fall to their after lot, '
IIu presents tho possibilities of
tho reservation as iandtoboim-j
proved nnd developed, to which
tho Indians' should be taught to ap-'
ply thoso mode of agriculture rec
ognized in civiliu'd life. Their,
education should fit them for this
work and thoy should bo led on !
with the nssuranco that the gov
ernment denting with theso lauds,
will treat these Indians with per
fect honesty, and make no further
cllort to trnilo litem out ofit for tho
benefit of thoso who wish to settle
upon it. Let the Indians keep
their land. Upon the subject of
nil of the members, he says:
"I do not question tho advisa
bility of allotting to Indians in
6L J. BTTJFUXTeP
Everything to mako glad tho HOLIDAY SEASON.
Tle liqisest Supply iq lie Ci(y,
SI-IOBS AND ELVTS.
k f4RnnmRrs TrTrr
I-I. Bale ratine, Proprietor.
Lend Me Your Ear,
' " '" Not to make a Saddle of,
But to tell you that 1 am still in the
Saddle, Harness, Boot i Shoe
-.B US I NESS,
And Expect to Head the Procession.
LOCAL MERCHANTS AND CHRISTMAS
TREES SUPPLIED AT THE
The Best in the City.
5c tc 82.00
W. F. CARTER, Prop'r.
A Full Linejof Holiday Goods at Prices Below the Lowest!
FINEST CIGARS AND TOBACCOS.
My Saddles Are the Best,
And My Cowboy Boots
5c to S2.oo
VINITA, IND. TER.
We Make it While You Wait.
Candy - Kitchen!
Noxt to Postofrlco.
Fresh Candies . . .
... Of Every Kind
A Dozen Times a Day.
Call for an Assorted Xmas Box
Meat and Produce Market
It Hrailquiirttrt for
Froah and Salt Moats,
Camo and Fish,
Celery and Oysters,
Canned Goods, &o.
West of Miller's Hardware Store.-
(Stnplo and Fancy.)
Boots and Shoes
BUYS FOR CASH,
SELLS FOR CASH.
Hence Meets All Competition
We A.11 1-Inve to Eat!
Buy Groceries Where they
R. L. CHAMBERLIN,
severalty, but I do most seriously
question tho propriety of this
courso belorc tho Indians have
progressed suOiciently to utilize
(lie land when taken. Tho allot
mints should bo mnde to tho In.
dians in ecvcrrlty for the good of
the Indians, for tlio advancement
of tho Indians, not fur the purpose
of obtaining land connected with
the tho Indian reservation to satis
fy the insatiblo desire of border
men, who obtain it frequently, not
for homes, but for speculation
TREATMKNT OF LAND rilOW.EM.
"I urge n treatment of Indian
land based solely on the purpose
of realizing from it lor its owners
the highest possible value. What
is best for tho Indians, to keop
their land or sell it? If tho mem
bers ot a trilio hnve reached a state
sufficiently civilized to bo nblo to
progress still further by scllirg a
portion of their land, then the sales
should be made, but the land should
not be purchased from tho Indians
nt the best bargain tho United
States can make. It should bo
sold for tho Indians by tho United
States, tho department acting as a
faithful trustee and obtaining for
tho Indians overy dollar it will
"Tho policy of the Govennent
should be to recognize the land ol
Stlie Indian reservation as the prop
erty of tho particular Indians who
own it. Tho different lands should
be studied to eeo how best their
value can he increased. Thero are
amnio public lands in tho United
States for homo-seekers; can no
not bo satisfied to allow to the ad
ministration on behalf of tho In
dians the little wo have left them?"
With referrni'n to the davclnn-
inentoftho resources of tho ogon-j DON'T FORGET CHAMBERLIN'S GROCERY
cics and tho character of tho em-'
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Stoves, Ranges, Household Goods,
oBARLQR : AND KITCHEN FURNITURE.
SURELY THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS.-POINTERS.-WHICH YOU WELL MAY HEED, NOW
THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE AT HAND.
IR-ooJaxig, 3Tattering, Biailding Hardware,
.... Will Give Special Figures on '
FULL LINE OF COFFINS, CASKETS AND UNDERTAKERS' GOODS.
Groceries, Boots, Sloes, Hats, Cajs, Men's Mil Clies
Mrs. Frank Billingslea
Will sell a
HOLIDAY : HAT
ONLY 61TY TRIMMER IN VINITA.
rloyes, ho ures that each reser
vation must be treated iri vlftW of
its resowces as a separate ImalnfM
prouiem, ami lie says:
"Many of tha atendes tO'dev.
taking in connection the trast
lunus Held by the United Matee
for the Indians upon, them,, are
already self-supporting. By a
faithful effort to preserve the
property for its real owners, and
at the fame lime to compel the
reservation Indians to work and
labor for a livelihood, I believe
that it is possiblo to make self-rap-porting
nearly every agency. But
to accomplish this, agents abso
lutely laithful and thoroughly
capable must be placed in charge.
"If any army officor fills the
place, he must do so with the en
thusiasm of a soldier in line of
battle. If a civilian fills the place
he is unfit for the task unless
moved by an earnest, zealous, in
spired purpose to accomplish the
noble work of helping to elevate a
weaker race. Something of the
missionary spirit should be in the
heart of every employe at an In-
dinn nirpnov nr Trwllnn Rptinnl. T
cannot clafm that the present ad
ministration has succeeded in get
ting people of tho clinracter describ
ed, but u is the1 earnest purpose of
the Indian bureau and the depart
ment to study the employes
throughout tho entire service, to
mako proficiency the chief standard
of retention in office, and to make
apparent capacity the sole ground
for new appointments..
"I believe it is possible to devel
op a complete, permanent, non
partisan Indian servico, and I
lopo before the end of another
ear that such progress will have
ecn made in tho direction that its
realization will be assured."
NO OLD GOODS.
From tha City In the Shop. .
People's Meat Market,
EAST OF TRACK.
J. H.BAILEY," Proprietor.
GUNTER & SMITH,
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Lard and Everything to
Tempt the .Appetite.
and Fair Prices.
Drivers who know the read.
AND FURNISHING GOODS,
Cash for Hlde and Furs. East of Track.
East of Track. .
M ai Fancy Groceries,
Provisions and Country Produce.
T?rompt A.ttontion to Orders.
And Prompt Delivery.
Special lino of goods for the
OUR HOLIDAY LINE,
As well as our General
Stock, is the Most Com
plete in the city.
Call in and let us show
People's Drug Store,
P. Slianalian, Prop'r,
Dru Goods, Clothing.piats
Fine Line of Dress Patterns Personally Selected
After Visiting St Louis and Chicago!
A Full Stock of
Hardware and Stoves! '
IRONSIDE FOR' LOW PRICESKg
Among other things in connec
lion with education of the Indians,
the secretary says:
"In the management, of Indian
schools a definite plan for the In
dians when such school is finished
must always be in view, when
K radical results are oxpecle-l from
"Education should be praclU
cally directed with a view to tho
probable future of the Indian. If
no is to remain away lroin his
former homo and to enter tho
struggle of lifo in our cities and
towns, as any other citizen, then
his education should be as broad
and as liberal as possible. But if
he ia to return to ths reservation,
to the place of his birth, and to
commence his active lifo in. tho
development of the resources of
the reservation, then hia educa
tion should bo directed especially
with a view to the life he will lead
upon tho reservation and to the
possibilities of the reservation
"If the lands are agricultural,
he should be taught the methods
and mode ol life followed by the
ordinary American citizen engag
ed in agriculture. He should not
be accustomed to a life far above
it, to tastes much more liberal
than would be possible for him.
If his work is to be on the
reservation, he should be practi
cally instructed to pursuits simi
lar to those which he is expected
to follow, and he should bo. accus
tomed to the life which ho will be
able to sustain. I cannot help be
lioving that by far the gieater
number of Indian children are to
work out their future in con
nection with the resources of their
(Conelu(fccJ on page 2.)
4- FOUR MORS WEEKS
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And then you will pay a higher tariff for what you wear, compared with the ridiculously low prices now prevailing at the MODEL'S QRBAT
I REMOVAL SALE. Remember our time is short; the stock on hand at present is well assorted and plenty to pick from; come while they
I last; come while you can save silver dollars, as it is a case where we must and shall sell off the stock on hand before moving into our new
'oom in the new block, the W. L. Trott building. Remember that our time is precious; we cannot wait. We cannot give you any prices ton
goods, but come, pick them out and see for yourself, as they are to be seen to be appreciated. Make your reasonable price and you will ur
;et them during this great removal sale of THE MODEL. l ! .
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MODEL CLOTHING HOUSE.
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S. Wimer&prietor. . McClellan Building. Readers of Low Prices. New Location at W.X. Trott BuMiflg;.
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