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ATOKA, INDIAN TERRITORY, MARCH 151884.
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ato:u, I. T.,
Wagons and Kmrj.'!c Mnd to Order and
KcrcG Shceins a Spocialty.
P1wb ana Fiuming Implomcnta
Rvi:iIrV!d on Sbbrt Notice.
MKS.. M. J. MOOKE,
ATOKA, CIIO'.-r.W NATIOXJXI. TKK.,
Wow SpriueHats, Eowers, Ribboo8.
Kme.i Dcuiorest'H Bellable P&tterAR.
Brisco & L'orden,
.itey, Feed and Sale Stable-
TeJHtin, CiiTrluKCH Hnd SiwUHe Horiit-s to
Lt. Drumincr's OuttlU Always
Ueudy fur Long or Hhort Trlp.i.
ATOKA, I. T.
And Dealer in
Hold, Sllw 4 Hlokel teles
A Fine Line of
Cuff and Cellar Buttcno, Vest
Chains, Ladies' Breast
Fins, Bracelets, Keck
and Guard Chains
SILVER PLATED WARE,
FISLD AND SPY GLASSES
And a Fine Line of
Spectacles and Eveglasse
In Any Kt)le of Fumo.
Eopecla! Attontion Given
Ropairlng Fn Watcha.
OFFICIAL 1'Al'KR OF TIIK
L. H. it H. M. ROUKUTS, Pkdi-r'b.
ATOKA, I. T., MA11C1I 8, 1884.
Ratoa for Advertising.
One Cnlume, one .war, $150.00.
One Manure, one year, $ "5.00,
One Square, one tnoutli, 1 .50.
Ten linei of lirevlur coiittltutes n hqunre.
I.ocnlx, 10 CeiiLs jicr line, each nubsc
qufiit InwctHoii A CcntM.
Slock Ilrtnuls i)iil)IN)iel In the Hkaxh-
IN IllOS Hllll OlC lNUtAN JOL'KNAI. for
90.00 per year.
Choctaw Odcd I.ntidH.
Wamjimoton, D. C, March 4. In
the east of .the Choctaw Nnlion of
Indintm ,vs. the Unittul ht.it'rt, wheiv
in the foriiitT seek to recover n lul
iinco (Hie them on :clcd IhikIs in
MiHslsnippi, iifU'iwiUils siini'iidered
In the whites, the (Ifmurrcr of the
United Slnle-t wn to-day overruled
in the Court of CUiraj.
Fort Smith ia icjoiciug over the
fact that the U. S. Senate on Mouduv
last passed .the bill making appropri
ations for public buildings, which in
cludes $100,000 for Ft. Smith for the
erection rf a U. S. Court house, post-
ofllcc and other public oillces. But
the Elevator evidently is uneasy
about the U. S. court as will bo seen
by thc following :
"If, ns we understand Is the case,
Texas is endeavoring to cut off from
the jurisi'iejtion of this court here,
the ten itory of tin sout1' part of the
Choctaw Nation and all the Chicka
t,nw Nation to unite with five of thc
northern counties of Texas and form
a federal court territory, with Deni
hon the sent of the court, it might be
well for the citizens here to bestir
MicmsclveB, and ask special attention
of our Senators and members of Con
cress to prevent the sumo, We hive
.oblcction to rejctisinu nil fcriltorvi0""0 " thc twlufromiruskogec, but cms
8t of the civilized tribes, liiit'l
should certainly object blrcnuoualy
to giving any portion of tiikm up to
a new district."
Reports irom Texas iudicituinoc
hlc iii the eattlu nuvkct there.
Ranchmen are beginning td concede
a little and drovers have commenced
to take hold. Most trades arc on
private terms, but from what can be
learned prices arc about Hl'ty. cents
o(F of hu-t vear's. Within the jir.Rt
few weeks It is estimated 50,000 cat
tle have been con ti acted for, and the
drive, it is thought, will be fully as
largo as '8fl. llall brothers con
tracted 1,500 went em cattle to be de
livered on their range in couthoru
Colorado, paying 10 lor ones, :i4
for dry cowti and two-year-old hoif
orn, and $.'J4.o0 for cows with calves.
I'ryor iJrolhers have contracted ii,
00U ones and twos at $10 and $20.
li. G. Head ami .Mark Wither to
Ron, I, Wilhon & Hrur.h fi,500 ones,
ti.000 twos, and 1,000 onea, and 1).
li. Flint and .!. V. Ellison to Swan
Jbos. & Co., to bo delivered iu Chey
enne, Wyoming, ii'2,000 ones, twos,
and three, at &0 for the twon, and
fc:M for the three: the ones on pri
vate terms. L. fc. Record.
U- COURT l'llOClTCMNflS.
.TkII'Jk C. Fiilsom Convlctod of Man
At the clone of our last report the
trial of .lulius C. Fulsom, a promin
ent citizen of the Choctaw country,
charged with murder, was in pro
gress. The case was given to the
jury late Monday evening last and
they remained out until Tiiet-dny af
ternoon, whun they returned a' ver
dict of manslaugh'ter, and Mr. 1'ul-t-om
was committed to jail. The de
fendant is a man of exchllent up
peatance, about tifly-iive yearn of
ago, and has held many responsible
positions in the Territory during his
time. He lias a good education, hav
ing been educated at Harvard Uui
versity. His son, who is nt thi.Ubno
clerk of the Choctaw Senate, was
hero at thc trial, and was very much
surprised at its teimination, having
every icuson to believe his father
would be acquitted. A motion for a
new hearing will bu made iu clue
time, whit h we hope the court will
see pioper to grant.
Ci.be Rogers pleaded guilty to in
troducing; sentenced to thirty days
111 jail and lined M.
George tilass, for introducing and
daya in jail and
A jury acquitted Leonard Aimca,
who was charged with larceny.
Nolle pros, wjih entered by'distriCa
attorney in a. ease of introducing
ngaiiiHt lien Love aliaM Ben llrowu.
Win. Wrigsby pleaded guilty tcyiti
troducing; one hour in jail and lined
W. J. Freeman, violating revenue
law; entered plea of guilty and was
lined U0. '
'i'he ctm) of Win. ?.Ioore, chavgod
with, .Manslaughter, is occupying
utter ion of- the court as we u
Cahoo, Mnreh 12, 1884.
Kdltor BrnndliiR Iron;
Mr. H. Hampton lias bought the Rail
road hotel iind In doing business iu a. llrst
Mr. C. McCoy Is putting an addition of
twenty-four feet on hln .store, and other
Improvements of varlottH kinds.
Major Ciiiinnlns, of Sherman, has rent
ed the OH Hpiin; foriiumber of jeara
and Is now goiiiR to work to Improve th
place In grand style;'
Mr. (Jeorfre Gallic Is at his old htnml
n.Lruln. Call and see hi m.
There was x nice d.iuecatlL ltamptou'a
hotel Uht Friday. A couple of youmf la
dle from Atoka were present.
The weather In tine and the farmers are
breaking tlteir land, and as oon as the
moon closes his eyes they will go to
ilr. Alnsworth went to St. Louis last
Sunday on a business trip.
Joel Natl has ftonc to Hot Springs. Mr.
Nail Is buffering with rheumatism.
A Tiljr to McAlcster.
Saturday morning found an Atoka .scribe
nlxiard the north-bound passenger train
destined for McAlcster. The day was
cold and mw and the appearance of things
was not particularly inviting to a stronger,
but wo determined to hce the place and us
far on possible fulfill our niMsloa.
Vi'e found Rjv. A. Frank Itoss very sick
with pneumonia; the Sunday school sup
trlntendent was sick also. a Rev. Ji 1. Ash
swallow doesn't make a sumnicr, nor is
two preachers make a Sunday school In
stitute. Saturday evening and Sunday
morning wewero more successful howev
er, and the 1 exults of the meeting (julte
gratifying. McAlcster Is a good town ami
there arc numbers of excellent people
there, pome of whom we had t)ie pleasure
of becoming acquainted with and we shall
remember them for their kind reception
and cordial hospitality. We met several
who had lived iu Atoka aiuf to be prepar
ed for their questions wo had armed our
self with several copies of the Biuxiuxn
Ikon, and no doubt you will h.'ur from
them for they will all want the news.
A'Ioka, March 12. r .
Lmiion, I. T., March II.
Wo don't often wiite, but with an effort
we will give you a few items.
Our little city K building up and from
present prospects we will have as J.irge
and important n place us can lie
found in the Territory.... The A. C. & M.
Co., miner whose supervision the mine Is
being operated, it is reported are con
templallng a new shaft to be known as No.
4.... The new stock yards are being Mu
lshed up by placing several loads oi slack
Iu them as a precaution against mud In
rainy limes. They 111 e arranged for load
ing two cars at once.... Mr. Ruuule, of
white Reiivl, hi now waiting on thc out
sklits of town wiili twenty-throe carlo-ids
of beef cattle to be shipped to-night. Also
Mr. McClire, or Atoka, Is prcpailng to
send out seven ci.rlo.ids of ho?s on Satur
day night.... Mr. Thompton, as ugeutfor
the coal company, holds the olllcu down
nud distributes the contents of the "Le
high pouch,'1 thus rendering himself a
benefactor to flic public... Mis- Sims,
our elllelent schoolnustress, had the nils-
foi tune to be thrown from her horse 011
Wednesday evening last, but happily was
not Injured to any extent beyond the loss
of the pouy mid saddle. The pouv, it
seems, did not roeogni.e her right to iihc
the rod of correction and uouMMpicntly
"struck," as the boys say. The last heard
of him was at ten o'clock the same even
ing journeying toward the u.it .... .Madam
Rumor has It that some time iu the near
future u wedding Is to take -place. Who
the parties concerned are seems to bo a
mystery. Uy the way, I would like to ask
aqur-tlon, viz: If a man catches trout
out a brook what would you call him?
Who killed tin largest number of
chickens? Hamlet's uncle did "imir
dor most foul,"
Hunch A. File Is our new scholar. He
comet from Florence, Kansas.
The new class did not get their books
In time to begin bookkeeping tills week.
Friday morning will lie devoted to F.n
gllsh literature Iu the future.
The class In word analysis Is digging
pretty thoroughly now among the Latin
roots nud is destined to come out. of the
rtrnggle laden with spoils.
There arc cteral new scholars expect
ed next week, some from a distance.
JIU! MieinilK se lOOl Tuesilav men iil
wis a decided success. Those who took
part wrestled wlt'i S'tn.o of the toughest
words and got Moored. The words will
conic out ahead, .omehow.
Thc writing divisions are awaiting anx
iously the decMon of the judges who are
to decide the iUestlon, who Miall have the
go'ul pen. It will lie decided this week,
The following pupils have been neither
ub.scnt nor tardy dining the mouth of
"A" Grade-Hugo Haas, Alice Hebcrt
ami KmmaretU Sullivan.
"H" (Jr.wleLI..le Wassen, Lizzie
Longwlth, Marcellus Lorden, Robert K.
Long and Roy Henderson.
The following have attained an average
standing of nine or above:
A" Grade Hugo Haas, Alice Hebert,
Czarina Hebert, Alex. Haas, .Jasper Inge,
Eminaretta Sullivan, Dora Scratch, Flora
Owen, Debbie Uroun, Nolle llrowu and
4,B" Grade John Frinzel, Frank Long
with, Kva Stnudley, Carrie Haas, May
Dillon, Klta Dillon and Zcno Martlli.
Nelson Heard Frm.
KKI.SOK, I. T., Feb. 29, 1884.
KPITON DlUNDINO IKOVJ
Your UitANDiNii Ikon without a head is
before me. Well pleased with all but tfie
name, why did you not call It the Choc
taw Advocate or ViuiUcator, or something
like that? Well, let It go. Our town,
like the rest of the little towns, has been
rained lu; wo could hardly get wood or
do 01131111119 for about one week.. Uoggy'a
hanKfe.woro too shallow to li
d all tha
iwaMJ' autyit ran ont ocr the '
Ing.stockjtnmTfrom alt uccott,
.. . n.'n.. . .4. '
One day last week the orphan boys of,
Spencer passed through our town Iu
charge of Copt. Dixon Willi, Sheriff of
Cedar county, on their way to Armstrong
Academy. Sheriff J. W. Kvcrhlgc, of Kla
ndchl county, being iu town at the time
joined the procession w 1th your corres
pondent, and saw the boys safely to the
west bank of the Jloggy.
Capt. Thompson Nowahaya Is In town
buying fanning tools and cotton seed.
The Captain, although a full-blood Indian,
is one of the live fanners of Klauilshl
Our bhick'niilth, Hen. Rich, dropped his
hammer to-day and told his wife he would
plant some "ash tutors" (Irish potatoes)
If that old plow was never Mxed. Well,
he harnessed up his charger, Patrick, and
he nud Ids boy, Tub, did plant them 'Ha
ters." Yours, etc, Anou.
The l-'ditor was In.
"Is the editor in?" asked .1 wry
faced mail, who stood six feet and
two inches in his nocks, of the ollicc
boy of a iJloomington newspaper.
"I do not know," uaid the boy,
"I'll ask him." He was gone about
ten minutes, when ho returned, smil
ing blandly, and said: "I guess lie's
in. He's in if you are the man he
thinks you are. in your name Smith-
"Yea, my name is Sinitliers. and I
reckon ho won't be in, the cowardly
puppy, when ho knows that Jake
Smithcru is after him."
"So you're Sinitliers, are you?"
said the boy.
"Yes,. I'm Smithers. The same
Sinitliers that the gam-started -editor
called a ham in thm morning's paper.
I've come to clean out the shop and
thiesh that editor till ho won't know
himself from .1 stuck pig. I reckon
tho editor ain't iu now, is ho?"
"Oil, yes! I'll .show you up to his
room iu a minute. llu told mo to
ask you if you was Smithers, and if
you was, to show you up. When I
left tho room he had two revolvers,
a ten pound weight and a sword ly
ing on his desk, and he told me to
show you the door 'to Iim room right
away, ami to got behind the base
burner for safely as soon as you went
iu. Right this way, dir. The edi
tor's in, and he is anxious to nee
"Well, you toll tho editor that I
said ho might go to Chicago, if ho
wants to. I hain't got no time to
fool away op him." And Smithes
hurried 10 catch the train.
Atoka, Indian Ter.,
AND DKALKR IX
Harness, Side and Mens' Saddles, Logins, Collars TilfMps,
And Everything in Our Line. Any Kind of Saddle, Including
"TF.XAS" anil "CALIFORNIA," or
Harness Made to Order on Short Notice !
PT'Can Compete with any Texas
I m RllLPKfU I
W JUDGE S. M. TAYLOlht Ji
Hides. Furs. Wool, Deerskins, Ac
C. K. NICLSOX. C. S. VIX.'-'OX
NELSON & VINSON,
Nelson, : : I. T.
We willl oll good goods for CASH aa cheap iw any store in tho ,
Territory A large lot of
lr Rough and Croswl Lumber, Shluglos, &c, Alwaji on Hand, :
UcKt Stoam Cin in tho country, with Plainer and Table Saw attacJusL,
House in Prices or Quality.,,
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