was the first Atoka
i- i vl
I . 'l. -4I
lon't forget the select rending nt the
lt chnreh next Friday evening.
llev. 1'iiXHOti, of Sprlugllcld, Missouri,
le In on Frldav's evening train.
Atoka w full of t runners last week i
Id here by the floods north and south.
, lloblnson and daughter, of l.c
rit to l)cnlon on Wednesday hist.
Capt. Hester returned on Krl-
a visit at Whltcsborotigh, Texas.
Blanche llrowu mul Miss Hus
c returned f win their visit nt Mtts-
t4pMWrjriliMfuTheh(Ml.vof flu unknown white innn. lie u butter mentis of finally deter- t 1 l" II t I I I I"") O V
fy W, MHiL 'MH W 4 'loitntl m North IVirk river near ok imiiiingUio whoU iiumtion. Ilmve'vCI. (J r rl I I I I W ii S&
rtta tfw'ftnMl TM) imilgcc last week, (sent a copy of the Commissioner' I w J J 1 1 1 U Lr 1 A V,J. 5m
mffinr.ibmA rrin.iAt n,o r...i.i..nnn ..f i v i letter of last .Tunc mul n copy of our
iff. .lolin Kuwaiti leit Tiiursti.iy
fwo week's visit ut Fort Worth and
Mr. H. K. Ktllc, representing a Denl-
n musical house, was In 'Atoka on
u'rsday looking after the pianos.
r-As.Wf will publish all the cattle news
i the Territory we do not think a cow
nn.caii gel along without n Hiunimnu
Owing to the aitllcttlty of pelting
mrted this HiuNMNO lito.N must not be
jiketi as a fair Hainple of what we propose
i turn out.
I As the Kdltor will be "a stranger In a
hrangu land" for two or three weeks we
Ju)pc the public will overlook omissions
f The plies of agricultural Implements
jyn the depot at this place speaks more for
he surrounding country than a whole
)' The south bound train, due here nt
i 10 p. in. Thursday evening, for some
Ionise did not reach here until about S a.
I ai. Friday morning.
J Wc think we make a pretty credita
ble nppearnnce this week notwithstand
ing most of our body type mm other ma
terlul has not yet reached us.
! J. J. MeAlcstcr reports his cattle loss-
es this year as fully'tcn per cent. As he
U one of the heaviest raisers In the Choc
taw Nation this means many deaths.
Our carpenter, Mr. Fnlsom, has in
vented . and . applied for a patent on a
wagon bed and thinks he has a good
A thing that will lead him to a fortune. We
f hope no.' t i
j Mr. Domlneck, from Hatred Heart
Mission, 1b the 1'ottawatoinlc country,
T Vame'lnto Atfoka'lnst jvcefc to get sup-
I pltcMfer that acnool, all their freighting
3 tct,u looe from this place.
fefc There will he a dauee, and supper at
' J Lcklfll I'm the 2'.ith ami they are counting
' JISLJUfi1 uve1' t,inc'' Thc nvltt,on
' 4 "oipreit are E.B. Mcftyovcri It. Uew-
ottwiml B. 8. Tlionlpsou.
" The Bocuv'n bauks were not
. . At Ll .. ..." i.t.r.' .iX.i..L' ,-... A.'i,
(." 'About iialf of the fence around the Held
.7 north of town floated off and consldcra
J ble damage, watf done all along the line.
Jk J. V. Davidson, a iiierclinnt of Mill
.rfrisik,iciit a ilny In Atoka while on his
"Tnii ti Vi Smllli Mr. Diii'lilmili Is tilii-
r.j v , .m....v... ..-. m-,m1 , -
ifthowilld men of that section; and Is
well known all through this, part of the
About forty feet of track on the rail
road between hero and 'Lehigh was wash
ed out ly the heavy rise last week, just
opposite the 'new Iron bridge. It was
soon repaired and tralHe was only slightly
Den. Hogy, representing the A. F.
tthaplelgu L Cantwoll Ilnrdward Co.,
stopped over Sunday with us. No travel
lug man Is better known throughout thu
country, and his father before him travel
I ed over It when It had to be done on
llev. W. F. File will give n select
reading for the hcucllt of the public school
uet Friday eveulug, the sstith Inst. Kx
fxelses will begin at" :!0. Admission 'Jo
cents, children 10 cents. Tickets for sale
nt Dr. Folsom's drug store.
It Is reported that Joe 1. Fulsom has
announced himself as a candidate for the
(Jovemorshlp of the Choctaw Nation.
The election will lie held on the llrst Wc.U
ncsdny In August.. KUmoml iMeCiirtulii,
brother of the present chief, was an
uouueed last fall as a capdldatu
Mr. O. Kellogg, Uie proprlutor of the
railroad eating house, Is putting np a
good-sl.cd two-story addition tt his
building, nearly doubling hinrooiu, .Ato
ka Is keeping up with the other, towns of,
l he Territory in the march m Improve
ment ami none presentK a' bett.er, ,i)pcar-
nee. ; .',.''
, Marshal Mershdn was Id towu last
week and gathered In two parties from
Uris vicinity, one, au tndlan, charged with
horsoatcnllug, and a colored gentleman
who committed an ass tult sonic time ago.
lie went to MeAlert-r on Monday where
he got two more men and brought them
to this point where he has been In camp.
When an Indlau wants to swear he
must learn the F.ngllsh lauguage to do so,
as there is nothlug In his own that he can
use In taking the namo of the Great Spir
it In vain," said the Uov. John J. Kelly, a
grand Hpecltncu of the Chickasaw nation,
In hi lecture liithe Fourth Street Metho
dUt church last evening. Heading
Territory peopk visiting Dcnlson will
find at the McDongall Hotel near the de
pot a flrst-clas house In every particular.
Everything Is nest and clean, the fare
tlrst-class and the clwuges reasonable. It
Is handy to the baslncsH part of towu, the
atret't cars running almost from lu doors,
and we advUc tbe traveling public to give
the a call.
AMMtia TWrtWrf . Tkla
fr"c to criminal jurisdiction only, and
the clanse giving Mttakogve the court has
! been stricken out. It Is likely thnt It will
n the Senate this session, but It will
hardly get through the House.
Yesterday being the anniversary of
the birth of the Father of our Country,
Prof . Flic, In honor of the day and to In
still due reverence Into the minds of his
pupils, had appropriate exercises nt his
school by the scholars that were very In
teresting, consisting of music, recitations
and speaking. The editor was sorry bus
iness prevented him from being present.
Hcv. J. 1. Ash will hold a Sunday
School Institute In this city Saturday and
Sunday, March 1st and 2d. The evenings
will Im devoted to. subjects relating to
Sunday school work and will be full of in
terest. On Sunday morning Mr. Ash will
p"cach and hold a mass meeting lu the af
ternoon. This is always an Interesting
feature. He will preach again In the evening.
Cattle losses through the Territory
have been terribly severe so far, this win
ter and especially during the past month.
The Journal reports fully ten per cent, as
lost throughout the Creek nml Cherokee
Nations, and It will go fully that If not
more. In the Choctaw and Chickasaw
Nations, the former especially, the loss is
heavy by drowning and exposure and the
blackleg Is reported In some sections.
George Hnrkins and Frank Colbert
returned on Saturday last from Washing
ton where the had been on behalf of Sain
Paul. Strenuous efforts have been made
for his pardon by his friends, of whom
he has many not only in the Territory but
lu the States as well, and all justly regard
his Imprisonment as a piece of petty spite
work. We hav not learned whether the
above gentlemen were successful on their
mission or not, but join In the hope that
Paul will soon lc released.
Mr. Thompson McKlnacy, the Na
tional Secretary of the Choctaw Nation,
made us a call Thurodny and gave us a
number of items of new. Hehad just
returned from Armstrong Academy, the
former capital of the Choctaw Nation, and
brought with htm all the , governmental
papers and document. f He will take
them to his home at Mountain, I. T., oast
of ,M,cAlester, where they will be stored
un)Uthc new capital building at Tushka
hotmua Is completed.... - . -.
Armstrong Academy was opened for
the reception of fifty orphan boys -pu the
I lth, but owlug to, high water tip to
Tuesday only three ;'h';presekiiel ..them
selves. The sehoolUufier. the charge of
the Presbyterian rt?'-4lth' 'liiv. Mr.
Lloyd as principal, and no doubt he will
successfully carry ltot . Tberlaw-pruvid-lug
for a school at that place also provides
for a sclioolto ai?!Unodatc. fifty, girls.
We 'regard the establishment of these
schools ns one :of the 'wisest acts of the
TJie schools celebrated. Washington's
Dlrthdajbyaoproprlate 'exercises, !M!ss
Kihmerella Sullivan read a sketch of his
life; Hugo' Hus.s read an eulogy, and
Kevs. J. S. Morrow nod John Edwards de
livered appropriate addresses. The music
was of appropriate character. Miss
Klanche Drown, nsslstaut- teacher, pre
siding at the organ. In the centre of the
west wall hung a large steel equestrian
portrait of the Father of his country, and
on the blackboard was the words, "Wash
ington, 17:i!i-18S4. Died I78t. First lu
war, first in peace, llrst In the hearts of
his countrymen," besides other mottoes
illustrative of his life mid character, all
arranged lu neat order. The whole. was
completely successful nnd for such an en
tertainment to have been gotten up on one
day's notice Is remarkable.
Last evening a reception wa.s given
es that he did not own, so they concluded
to go up In the Territory and and get
him. He was not ready then to take an
other trip south so he resisted and the of
lleers tilled his head with shot, probably
sending htm to a place (leu. Sheridan
would rather live In than Texas. They
also had a wan a it for a man named
Ketchum whom they secured and took
back with them.
What I he Delegation are Doing.
The following private letter from
one of the Choctaw Delegation con
tained so much news of interest to
the Choctaw that the editor begged
the privilege of publishing it:
Washington, I). C.; Feb. 9, 'K4.
Our business i nt a
standstill now until we get a copy
of the resolution which authorized
our coming here ami authorizes us
to leave otT or out the Hth section
of the Freedmen bill. Please send
it as soon as you can. If you have
sent copies oV the printed law we
have not received them. We are
getting along slowly but as fast ami
as well as could be expected for bus
iness in Washington. We submit
ted our nrmimcut on the Freedmen
of the House yester-
and they assured us
llobb, bv .1. S. Murrow, on 8aturdav,'n,t,,,,on1l ,tl! ' M ". At"kl
Fehruarr 23d, lllram Mcllrlde to Miss , to' pnhhrhaA as soon us it come
Kate Moore. Immediately after the eer- oMt i"" JMIPr; of h,h thto w'
emonv thev took the south-bound train, In ft "Iwn,w have for m "'';
company l.h Mr. and Mrs. 1). N. Hobb, ' J V r "'" "T"; .1
' w , u u ' tin olhce. Kit. so that the people
Kevs. J. S. Murrow nml S. S. P.ixson, for ,. :f, ,i.'... . i... ., , , .' ...f.,
. , , ., , , , ... , "wv inform tliemsclve as to what
hi Paso, Texa where the bride will we art, dciini'
spend some time for the benellt of her Ve him- jilao submitted n loiter
health. Hit: IliMxmxii Htox joins with ,u, qut,sliol; of dianutwl citizen-
their many friends lu wishing lliem all the Hj$I,.. to tjK, Commissioner which I
hupplnesb possible and that both may be ' think will receive favorable cousid-
loug simred for the enjoyment f this L.rjltion, and be the mean of set-
world. tling that troublesome question. I
"TZ TTvni a ' W'U 'il"" i!inl a copy of that to the
Horse TWef Killed. , I(JW t,r fw nt1liV.tiort. itill in
Jolmsonvllle,elghty-tlve miles west of ' rcft.renee to intruder nnd timber
J1'.1 !..n; ! Ti .M!ion' rr.'J!" depredation will be reported by the
punt iii ii niiiiuu iuit nii. . I'"n. tt ... i 1 v
named Jim Cumeron was badly wanted by i Committee on Indian Affair.
Texas authorities for riding otf with hors- e were before the Committci
they would recommend the forfeit
ure of the land irnuits to the Atlan-
ti; nnd Pacitic railroad in the In
dian Territory. That i the survey
down the valley of the Canadian
river through the Chickasaw and
Choctaw Nation to Van Iluren, Ar
kansas, under the law of Congress
of 180(1. It involved about . :i'2O,00U
acre of laud in the two Nation, or
nt a law valuation 400,000.
Col. Craven, of Fort Smith, and
(le'jrge Hnrkins nnd Frank Colbert,
of tlio Chickaaw Nation, are here
in behalf of .Sam Paul to gvl him
pardoned out of the penitentiary.
We are helping them nil we can.
An order went out from the Secre
tary of War Hoinu day ago permit
ting the Fr'iHco Company to go on
and build their bridge over the Ar
kansas river at Van Iluren, so I pre
sume it wont lie a great while before
the road will be commenced down
through the Nation. Write me all
the new in the Nation. Lota of
rain here. I am well.
Your truly, I. S. Standi.kv.
LEADS TS2S VAN
tf . ' M
question some time ago to the Com
missioner, who in turn, a few dav
ago, submitted the matter to the
Secretary of the Interior with the
simple statement that he saw no rea
hou for changing hi opinion. All
are however much more favorably
disposed toward us now, nnd all unite
in Haying that we liavu'dotio the fair
thing and oh' much ' a we ought to
have been required, to do. The only
question i whether we have atilied
the tfeatv? We of course contend
that we fiave. while they say tbey
have doubt about it. We have feat
come from the Interior Department
and gather the impression that tkerq
is a diHDosition there to aaK von
gress to makothe ratification That
same odp4c!Uh 1eiiijf lup tn Cqu-
gre about approprjiauug more o-,
the remaining iuu,uuu.ir me pun
poe of education among the' Freed
men', they seem to think it would
.LIHUL JIWEWHRH Wg"!
CHOCTAW AND CHICKASANV NATIONS
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Furniture, Boots, Shoes,
Atoka, I. T., Feb. 18, 1884.
Chchta okla hash puyutta ma:
Chahta Nishun aiiukaka yn Talli
isht i ('huli vat ahika he; himak nan
ahisa isht aiopi kut atahli tok ako,
aiiyakava' mak osh. Muskogee holt-
ho kbi yoh-Chotuk nt Atoka Tama-
na na nan iHlit.toksali .niotna ka.aut
atahlct. toksalit daht iya ehih mat.
Nowsimner v.i kashsluit):! 'k:i 'C'hntita
Hnumpa yolona, niion'ti' kash shooa
kut Nahullo auiimpa yj ikba, ,011!
iiusii 1 Kuua poyiuut k:i 110110 .11a
alipj-ot raaya ehatuk n imotUmi ciiish
te. ,Micha kuna hoh kia, hoiiaao ha
himoiKi hovot nea bciiuak mat imu-
hliHisaehi mak o' imottatri clifshke.
AKlr l-rfMMti ' A tnV rrv..Y.ii.n Un
.'.. vftn.ivf. Aftivm. m wiiii.il. ai
himak n io)1ko auk bi'.yat uhltahat
ikashki. ' Ncwianer hoh-r-Chifo
kat IIrandiniV '. Ikon, , okvv 1 Mr.
UobertM ukosh 1 Noshkoluikn yoki.
1 'i TlioMMIflX McKl.NNI'.V.
CLOTHING FOR HEN AND BOYS,
. B. SCtlATCH,
-OUR STOCK OF--r-
by the "A" grade of Mr. Kilo's school- In
honor of their teacher aud a large num
ber of lit friends assembled to meet him.
About 9:30 an elegant lunch was served,
and after supper the Professor was taken
completely by surprise by the presenta
tion of nn elegant silver cup ns a testi
monial from his scholar. The merry fes
tivities were kept up until a late hour aud
were enjoyed by all. Among those pres
ent were Mr. anil Mrs. Posey, Dr. and
Mrs. Fulsom, Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. Drown,
llev.. I. S. Murrow, Messrs. Jones and Bry
ant; of Cndrttr, thcMlssc8 Blanche Brown,
Minnie Nichols,' fcinlna ftusscl, Louisiana
llehcrt, Lou Smith, Fnuiilo Doctor, Miss
Kills nnd Miss Vale, and Messrs. A. Tell,
Ue Doctor-IfeM. HuberU,,iiM, typf,.
anfl'idsellllyHiirtuiil Mt-jifily-, '((
Mr. J.Vj. McAlester iamodbWn nil
Wednesday morning to take u look at hi
bridge after the high water of last week
which reached 'within sis lucliepf the
floor. It stood the. test uobly'and will
probably stand auy rlt-c It will have to en
counter. It was and put In place by the
leaven worth Bridge and Irou Company;
has three spaus, the main one bubig 112
feet, the north approatfr, bult. pf wood,
AND MILL SUPPLIES. ;
.A few of which wo Enumerate Below:
BELTING,. PIPE DIES, PIPE TONGS, GLOBE VALVES, CHECK
VALVES, UNION JOINTS, ELB.OWS, NIPPLES. AND
.- 'COUPLINGS', SAW 'SWAGES AND.fiUM-"'..'
-' ' "" MERS, CROSSCUT SWS,JILES -' , .:,.:;"
TO SUIT ALL (NfiS'QF SAWS THS ABOVE CAN BE BOUGHT
being about forty feeV, khd ihaJaoutli.l of
Iron, about tweiUv-;lyej f(et ja'length.
The uorth end of 'the main span rest on
a pier of polld musonary and the south
cud ou two wronght iron cyilndc'r placed
side by side, about three feet lu' diameter,
thoroughly braced, filled with rock anil
cement. A the whole force of tho cur
rant In coming arouad the bend trlkes
the south end this plan was adopted to
afford a little resistance to the water a
possible. Tho whole wheu nuif.had.will
cost between eight aud ten thousand dol
lar and will afford a pcraancat, and Mfej
crosslag la all atagc ox water.
JST TOR .'CASH OR LUMBER T .
CLUMBER! LUMBER !
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,n- . .-.ami';
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l3jGompleta in, Every DoparLm9nt.
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The Celebrated "New Home" Sewing Machinp,,
The Best,,- Always en Hand.-"" r
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Chuntu in'u'ha C'liikaslia j ykni
, ' . .
J. .!. PHILLIPS.
Ut vhlpoyak kanchi ktt inouia itikha hikia hoke . ' h
. ' Lath, White .and Yellow Pine, Shingles,
, ' Linie,'Cemeit, Plaster, Hair, Paints
-; m Oils, Sash, Doors, Blinds,
, M '
. : tt
1 1 i-l
Dhlpovuh chukti ui isht chltnha, ShuluaU chahn, shulush kawahai-)
liatak HstnV niieha alia hakni aieua i na fikka-.
Sprtnirlii'M hi chunuHi utcuna kr c kanc)
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inafkk-. 4. ,..,.-1. ftt&A
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it. j tf M iWM
ii ehattk oke; ' ,J li $. iit&.JM
t'lilpoyak jKtyuta t lawa hlj)it:i hoke.
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Nati ui' "uhlehl.Va J'N'ew Homti1' aclii, aehukma kct mom jihabH'(rA
, ehatvk u, kaneUi.Uoko. .
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