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OKVOTED TO INDIAN AND STOCK NMAVS.
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VOL. 1. NO. 2
ATOK, I. T.t
Tflgdnk ohil KujirIcs Mntle to Order and
iTcres Shoeing a Specialty.
FIovtb and Framing Implements
lU'palml on Short Notice.
MKS. M. J. MOOKE,
ATOKA, CHOCTAW NATION, INH. TF.K.,
MIUJNER and DRESSMAKER,
Now Bnrinc Hats, Flowers, Ribbons
Agency for '
Kme.3 Domorrst's Br llnbta raUernn.
Brisco & Lorden,
LlYery, Feed and Sale Stable
Teams, Carriages antl Saddle Horses to
Let. Drummer's Outilts Always
Beady for Long or .Short Trip.
ATOKA, I. T.
And Dealer in
Gold, Silver & Klckel Watclies
A Fine Line of
Ciir and Cellar jautLcr.3, Yes
Chains, Ladiso' Breast
Pins, Bracslats, Keok
and Guard Chains
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SILVER PLATED WARE, '
FI3LD AND SPY GLASSES
And a Finn Line of
Spectacles r,nd Eyeglaesos,
In lnj St.rla uQFrrae.
Espocial Attention Olvcn
Repair ine- F'in V';chos.
r.'l I IUf KB I
OFFICIAL PAl'KU OF THE
. II, ct It. M. KOHEltTS, Pkoi-k'n.
ATOKA, I. T., MARCH 1, 184.
Rates for Advertising.
One Colninc, one. year, 91 (10.00.
One 8tiare one y car, 8 75.00.
One Square, one month,. I. oil.
Ten lines of Rrovicr constitutes a square
Locals, 10 Cents per line, each subse
quent insertion 5 Cents.
Stock Brands published In the Hiuni
i.mi Icon Mini Hie 1min Jol'kkai. (or
35.00 per car.
How (lie Star Store In Goterneil.
For the information of our custo
mers i.ot acquainted with us, and to
butter enable them to judge how we
conch ct our busines, we beg leave
to icier them to the following rules
now in force at the popular Star
I. The employes of this house
are requeued to hlrietly adhere to
the lollowing rules and regulation:
II. .The proprietors aim to make
this a tirst-class trading place for all
and everybody, and will leave noth
ing undone on their part to merit
the good will of their employes, and
with their assistance gain the onli
deuce of their patrons.
III. Our aim is to build up a trade
by fair and honorable dealing and
strictly adhere to our fundamental
principles Honesty and No Misre
presentation. iv. ii ik eanitutiy requeued oi
each and every salesman and dales
lady to assist each other and give
intormation as desired in a pleasant
and congenial manner.
V. A department will be assign
ed to eacli employe, with a special
memorandum book, stationery in the
department, for the purpose bf not
ing goods wild uut'.pt jLio depart
ment. Salesmen mjurtalcr carcjfofc
eci oy careiesbiiess, win oe euargeti
up to the parlies in charge of said
VI. The J)res fJoods Depart-
i, . -i. , i
nielli, tne Uotne.st.c Uepartment, the
Shoe Department, the Notion De
partment, and the I'aney Goods De
partment any one in charge of said
departments are requested to see that
all goodd in their respective depart
ments are properly Lugged, ami
maiked with cost and selling price
attached. Any violation will sub
ject employe to dismissal.
VII. A salcsbook will be furnish
ed each employe in which to enter
all sales, and tit Ik: accompanied with
the cash as reference; the duplicate
for the customer.
Y1IL As it is oir mle to treat
all ciMoinoii! :like, and only iiuin
to select A 1 trade, by so dc ing tlit
proprietors are not willing to incur
an ri.-k by n 'i!i::g goods on credit,
ii is therel'.ne requested of a'l cm
jdoes to charge s.iid goods sold on
credit, and betore allowing the goodi.
to leave the house, the ticket mii.-t
bo countersigned either by by Star
or the bookkeeper. Any employ
allowing goods, to go out on trial
without having the ticket counter-
j signed, or sell goods oven if onlv to
the value of $1, witliout the chipli-
e'afoi'hein'' countersigned, will be
dismissed without Jurther notice.
i IX. No foods in tl-l he mii Id
children without a written order
their parents', unless pcr.sonalh
acquainted with the parents.
diligence i, expected to be used.
X.- No salesman or lady is allow
ed to WAiiiiANT any goods" only our
'Custom Made Shoes." All goods
must-lie sold on their Jtr.itns, and
I'OhiTiVKS.v no MisKi:i'UiKNTAno.v
XL No employe in allowed to re -
ceive any money for goods charged
in the ollice. This rule will bu
.strictly enforced, and must not be
violated tindor anv consideration
Whilst we expect to see
nlovo do hi.s clutv in pleas -
evorv eninlovo do lii.t uutv in i
ujm. vint. m xt
ing and suiting every customer, yet to M. Louis. I hin ot it-eh is a sut
the proprietor deserve the right' to ', ficient guarantee that ( we caused!
assign custouiUiS to any salesman, jyou goods as cheap a SL Louft.
and parliculaily leipient that the jiar-. Vlll. All wo ask of you is to
ties in charge, of the Clothing, Hat, 'give us a trial order, or if you como
Cap and Fi.in.htug (ioods depart- to this msivkot, give us a personal
menu will wait on "all customers! in , call, ant) our wold for U, you will
their department:, unless by special , have no caus.o to regret it.
lequcst of the ciiftoiui)r and thun by i Very ro-putfully yoiirj,
contiont of the propiietor. Wahiuman, Stau & Co.
XIII. Competent stockmen will
have charge ol the stock up-staira,
and t'lioy c.lono mo rewponsiliio for
the contiition of the slock. No em
ploye has a rk'ht to go upstairs and
to i tnc'ak a nacknuc of anv kind with mt
lisioiuii oi the stocl.mon, This
ATOKA, INDIAN TERRITORY, MARCH 1, 13S4.
IH'Hl I I D1HI I , I3MM "MTWJIJLMIl
rule will be strictly enforced. Any
one violating this rule will be di
XIV. It is earnestly expected
that each employe will bo at his post
in due time, ami remain there dur
ing business hours, and only absent
himself by permission. No excuse
without permission will be granted
only in case of sickness, and it found
intoxicated during business hour'
mcy win lie dismissed wiuiout mr
XV. No goodv must be sold to
one party tor another without a
written order, and said order before
it is tilled, muHt lie countersigned by
one of the proprietors or bookkeep
er. XVI. Any employe misrkpuk
si:niini, knowingly and wilfully,
any piece of gooijs, boots, shoes, or
anything else, to induce a customer
to buy, bv false representation, will
be looked upon as dishonest and dis
charged at once.
XVII. Loud and boisterous talk
ing, using of profane language, is
Htrietly prohibited. All disputes, if
any, must, lie avoided in the presence
XVII I. As we employ only nv
Till', month it is earnestly expected
that employes will live within tho'ir
means; the" salary of each employe fs
ready every Saturday night. Kaeh
employe can have same by calling on
the bookkeeper and sign a proper
voucher for it. All cash vouchers
must lie presented to the bookkeep
er, who alone is authorized to pay
them. No overdraft to the value of
10c is allowed. No voucher for less
than 1 will be accepted.
XIX. From and after this day
all goods used by employes in the
house, for their own use, will be
charged 10 per cent, on cost.
XX. Some ill-feeling has existed
owing to the bookkeeper refusing to
furnish stajnjH, for postal usage, to
emirtoyert. JJe alone is i'espoiidiblo
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i. vv-iohiims uuau;u uieir
' preferences for K'.!e-man or sales-
! lady must not be interfered with,
on Iv bv .''Peial consent of the pro-
XXII. To all customers and pa
trons we beg leave to say that they
will oblige us by teportiiig any inat
tention or discourteous treatment on
the part of our employes.
Vati:kman, Star & Co.
Km'liuut", Patronize Your llouio
To the Merchants of the Indian
We shall be pleased to call your
attention to the following very im
portant point-- why you sho;:ld pat
ronize voiir home store.
I. You can order your goods
from our hour.o and gel the goods de
livered at your door the same day.
II. it take-! three day, to get the
same order by mail to St. Louis, and
six ilas to get the goods delivered
III. nu can receive the goods
ordered from u. ami icali.e , hand
some profit, long before you get the
t'ooita ordered trom ?t. i.oius..
IV. You can, if votir financial-
standing is good, got the name terms
from ua asi you can in St. Louis or
V. If you go to St. Louis in per
son U .will' cost you from $75 to 100,
that money yo.i can save at once, by
seudiii.; vour order to our hoiis-o.
VI. ' You pay 1.."0 per 100 lbs
fi eight from St. L. A piece of cali
co "weighs C pounds, thai is the
Vi eight on that piece of calico is 0
ccuitj; a piece ol vard-wido heavv
uomesuc wegn.-i 1 1 pouuin, you pay
'on that piece of domestic iioj eenLs
if reightV Now, will it pay you to
send off and pay thb extra if you
!mh do as well at home?
II. e tjet all id our. staple or
heavv goods trom New York to Dcn-
ison 'for 00 jier cent, per 100 pounds
1 less than the freight from New York
In this dep.i.'tment wo intend to
carry the largest,, as well the best
k-electod iir,sortimint outside of oast-
! orn cities. Our iminou.io .success this
to thf Jioittu, for..tho money and want
amount 6fTU cunt!.
uSpri.ighai ouir.pu'led usi to buy an
entire new line for our summer trade.
Parties desiring a bargain will please
1 1 igga'n's Tapestry Urussols at very
(ood Tapestry, $1.00, LIS, 1.20
Three Plyn, nil wool, lower than
Two Plys, supers, 7r, 8fi, IK), 05
t Two Plys, r5, 00, 75 and 80 cents!
Full assortment, l2-:i Wools, Cot
tons, Hemps, Mattings, Tapestry
liugs, Mats, Crumb "Cloths, Oil
Cloths, tfce. A few remnants to be
closed out clicap.
Do not make your purchases until
3ou have examined one immense
stock. Watkjiman, Stau it Co.
It will tend to obviate delays and
mistakes by observing the followind,
. I. Subscribe your Full Name,
Post office, County and State.
t. - State distinctly Amount of
'I. In making remittances do not
enclose Money in Letters uot Rogic-
torodi Money- should in all cases be
bent by Post Ollice Order, Register
ed Letter, Kxprct,s, or Draft on Den
Uon, payable to our order. The fee
for registering a letter, or procuring
a Money Order, for any amount less
than til 5.00, is 10c.
4. State clearly how goods should
be sent by mail, and if to be regis
tered; bv express, or by freight; if
by express give name of nearest ex
prcsn ollice;" if by freight, name of
line, if passible.
5. V hen goods arc ordered to be
sent by mail, postage should be in
cluded in the rcmittuncc, at the rate
oi one cent per ounce or fraction
thereof; where postage is uot includ
ed in remittance we will understand
niiiliey enough to pay for postage.
To avoid do, ays, it would be advisa
ble to hend sullicient money in ad
cases, iiud any overplus will be ac
counted lor on day after shipment.
0. C. O. 1). Orders exceeding
810.00 in amount will be forwarded
C. O. )., provided one-quarter ol
the amount accompany the ordoi ;
please understand that the express
companies charge you for returning
the mono, which makes this mode
of forwarding goods vr.itv kxi-kn-
7. Do not mix other matter with
your older, but when desiring wim
ples, or asking questions relative to
the price (f goods, etc., always use a
Hep.rrato sheet, signing your name
and address thereon. It will also
tucilitntu tlie Ii lltng ol orders liy
writing one item on a line, Unit;:
V.vanUdiirklirown Silk (bias).... i.H5
i 1-1 vards black grosi;raiu Itlbhou
No. 'J 1!1
rt. A lady should always sign
with "Miss" or "Mrs." to enable us
to address our correspondence prop
erly. To insure a respouce to all com
munications for intormation, Jl-eont
,o.stago stamp should bo enclosed,
Wa'II.HMAN, Sl'AU it Co.
Kpittlu? fr I.uck.
I heard of a nursii the otlior day, v'
Ciiiiiine.v) woman, who spat alter .si tin
one hud looked at the lialn.iti or.ltir, s!
-vplniiKil, to aveit tho "evil cyu." 1
be lliirl. ilNtrict of (jei'iu.iny if lm
iws are chiion befuru llio door of i !
wUohtlieliurdmuit.siiitlliri(!, (tlrini'ii. I
Fihwtiuonspit for luck oullicirluinsol
Ciio-e.) A boxer, i.vcn ii'iwadtn s. '
ipits on his hands, unci a smith .diotMi;'
i refracto'T lioi-.so Likes the same piv
autioii. Scot, in his "l)iMnurio u
Wilehraft," recom mentis spilling into
tin siioe of one's rigid foot to insiiiv
aft ty from magic. I tiutl sonu
.iiilsinces of tliis Tn "Vestiges of Aiieicm
Mniiicruuiil Customs hi Modern Itulj
;t:nl bicllv." by .J. ,1. llliuit, l-':i, pagr
H!l j "iimnaii saliva was heretofore
rv generally uk.j.1 .is at.-liarin, (I'liny.)
.N. Ii., .. VJ. j and was thuught partloi,
tai.v eatcii'.:i'ius again-t liiu essoin of
noi ouotis animal. 11 my quotes somu
tut loritics lo prove that thu pernicious
tsjwvrn oi toads tuid frogs may lw dl
riuetl by tW-s means, sitid s'.'rpenl.s
if.'iJereu innoNioiis l spitting Into their
.iwntlw (X. II., wviiil.) Tlio lesd-
.onj of Vsuro also, cited to show that
l.ero were puoplu in tho Hellespont,
n.ir J'a.siiiin, who could cure tUt. Into of
Miiil.o.s by their saliva, (vii., -'.) Now, it
s Elliot's that a sot of men existed ia
-(oily to tliU day. ..tlie.l tiiravoli, w.o
iifv'ss to bed i tic. wounds or venomous
.tt.muU by tiieirsolttk. Tney fsecju nt
'to Mjgl'ihorliooil. of f?yraiiie, and
niiwuliy iwvsoinbli) hi n umbers nt I'lar.-
M'lto oil tho fe.tival ol St. lal, UioJ
.W'XMi ehiuL ' Aofcj Utfwyi.
that goods am to bo sent per expres.s
aHilittiClr,'icord!gly,-'f!jliis h iy
o.niA'aut oftlifc gocnl-tVutairiin;
J. W. Owans,
Atoka, Indian Tor.,
AND HKA1.KK IX
Harness, Side and Mens' Saddles, legglns, Collars, Whips,
And Everything in Our Lino. Any Kind of Saddle, Including
"TEXAS" and "CALIFORNIA," or
Harness Made to Order on Short Notice !
JSyCan Compote with any Texas
HIGHEST CASH ;
ii & fjPbriTia
Ides, Furs, Wool, Deerskins, k,
OF EVKKY. mXD
At this Office.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
House in Prices or Quality. ,rJ
MARKET ' PRICE
V;i XuL'd this
ruiro'OKK, ; r.
To kiup tycm posteil ill out'
orth Tcirilorv afiaira.