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31-30 Par "sir In A3.van.oa. Pulillhil Tburielava hy ThU llOIX (JlllKHTMN I'l III. Hill Nil CciMI'AXY , 1. M. MAUKS, tilitor. M. K. MILr'OKD. Manner. Vinita, 1ni. Tkk., Men. 17, 1S02. Tub negro exmlu from Arkan sas to Oklahoma Is iirKiimiii un lookecl fur proportion. Tub Indian Territory Im eleven pottnilHtrcs'Hrs hiiiI Ok I :i 1 1 m ;i It'n. '1 here are in the eiitiro United Slates 6,333. CoNGRKMSMAN Pl-'KI., of till' liftll trojigressiontil district of Arkansas, lias returned home to look after his chances of reelection. The French government peiuln eighteen million dollars annually on the public roads, and they are the best in the world. Tiik stock ol apples in cold storage in Chicago is yet large, but the demand is good and desir able fruit is bringing good prices. Secketary Rusk will ask for an immediate deficiency appropria tion of 8 1."0,(XK) to carry on the meat inspection during the balance of the fiscal year. If the Strip agreement is not ratified soon there will be "weep ing and wailing and gnashing of teeth," and about seventy canes of hysterics to report. There is a story alloat to the effect that Jay Gould is trying to buy the palace of ChepuUcpec from the Mexican government and has offered 87,XX),0)0 for it. If reports be true Col. H. II. Hubbard, the representative ot the Watts Citizenship association, and Boudinot, of the Cherokee delegation, are having a lively tilt before the Indian committee in V ashing ton. An elaborate memorial Irom the Choctaw delegation was presented to congress this week. It protests against the further withholding of the appropriation of the $211'U). 000 which they were awarded by last congress. The employes of the post oflices throughout the United Slates may expect to be over-worked whin tne long promised bum' edition of the Tahlequah Arrow conies out. Washington City will suffer the worst though, as one hundred copies are to go to that city. A BILL has been introduced by Senator Perkins authorizing the Pittsburg, Columbus it Ft. Smith railway to change its name to tin Kansas City, Pittsburg fc Ft Smith. It is authorized to construct a line of road through this territory ''by way of a point near Tahh quah" to Ft. Smith and is required to build 100 miles withih three years. No public official, whether na tional or municipal, should halt be tween two opinions in regard to tTie enforcement or non-enforcement of existing laws, and to com promise with violators of the law on any consideration is little short of criminal. The law is a rule of action and should, if oppressive, be promptly abolished; if not, it should be rigidly enforced. TIIK OAUS1S3 OP DELAY. It is now practically settled that the Stiip ameeinent will not ho ratified by the present congress. The cause of the refusal ol'iyngress to act upon the matter is not to be found in the fact that it is a bad trade for the Cherokees, but prob ably the most potent reason is the disposition of congress to retrench in the matter of Indian nppropria lions, together with the non polit ieal character of the mcii"U'6. The I'nitcd States has, according to th lil'ovininus ol (he unlet 'incut. Until March !, IS!),'!, to accept or rejec the woik ot the commissioners Nothing could be further from th truth than the claim set up hy some of the newspapers of th country that lobbyists and cattle men, who are interested in this Vear's crass, are the .cause of the delay. There are also other things that nuiv cause a postponement of action in the matter. There has been legislation proposed and bill already introduced in congress th would render the ratification this deal useless. A confirmation by the higher courts of the decision of Juilires Green and Seuy, or tin passage of the Harvey bill, woul end the whole matter and rend further legislation unnecessary i far as the opening ot llie outlet is concerned. BIOGRAPHICAL 8KBTOH OF GKANNY WARD. The Osage tribe number fifteen hundred and the)' own a million and a half acres of land a thous and acres each if their estate was divided. They have nine und one half million dollars at interest, which gives them an annuity ol nearly five hundred dollars per capita. About eleven hundred of them are full blood Indians and most of them wear the blanket und breech-clout. A Noted Woman Among the Cher okees who Died in 1020. We so often hear it said, "I'm the 'Granny Ward' stock" or, "1 belong to the 'Granny Ward' fain ily." Below is a short biography of G runny Ward. Granny Ward died about 1820 She was said to be by those In informed, 115 year old, and muit have been born in liO.i. She was a full blood Cherokee and could not speak a word of English. I a battle between the Cherokee and whites, Granny Ward, who was wo.iian of emit inlluence ami strength of character, took a whit woman prisoner and kept, her from being killed. She, the, prisoner afterwards became the great grand mother of Mark Bean und other; of our citizens. She kept this woman about two years and from hrr learned and taught the art t the Cherokees. of using and mak ing butter, and many other useful things which Granny Ward trans milled to her descendants who wen hv lar the largest connection in the Cherokee nation. Granny Ward had only three children by h r first husband, and bv the man whose name she bore (Jack Ward; she had no children. The names of her three children were Fiv Killer, Katie ami .Nancy. It wa from Katie Harlan, Granny Ward uaugiiier, mat most ol me unseen (lanls came. Katie tirst marriei Candy, hy whom sh" hail one son then she married John Walker the ancestor of our Walker-., Tay lors and a host of others. Shi In regard to the opening of the Cherokee Strip to settlement. Sen ator Perkins has this to say: "It is very doubtlul if the Cherokee S trip is optned to settlement this session. The spirit of so-called economy which controls the lower h ouse f emigres leads to the be lief that no appropriation can be obtained to carry out the provi sions of the treaty." Considering that the senator himself is strongly in favor of opening that country, as he says in the same communi cation, and will do all that he can to that end, the prospect looks doubly unfavorable. It now trai. spites that Delegate B udinot has neen writing letters to a good many citizens of this country si-king them to call the Strip agreement by foiiic other name then the "Strip i-teal." Mr. Boudinot has made a gallant fipM to secure the ratification uf the agreement by congre, but the prospect at present is that he h" failed. Meanwhile, the situation at home hss narrowed down to th ' conclusion by the masses that the Cherokee people know what they want and know that they do not want the fifth article of the Strip agreement, whereby seventy in dividuals are the recipients of special privileges, and the evi dences of large sized job in the whole transaction are so pnlpaMe that the hole country understands the Kilter thoroughly. men married imiis Uarlan anil bv him had eight children. Nancy the oldest, married Caleb Starr grandfather of Watt and Caiel Slarr. George Harlan was th grandfather of Jim and Oce liar Ian; O.-ke Harlan, grandfather ot Ah. Harlan. Sallie married Jacob West, grandfather of Jim Marcuni Then came Ruth who married Phillips, and Betsy who married Peter llilbchrand. Fllis and Aky died before marrying. All were marrieii 10 Willie men. 1'iveklller had no children, was a drinking man in which a good many of his relatives were very much like him. Nanny, Granny Ward's other daughter, married Gen. Martin, lather of Major Jim Martin urn Nancv Ilildebraud. ltachel, her . I . t r i inner uaugiiier was a llilgtits. tu n. Martin was a white man of good education quite a prominent man among the people of his dav. Granny Ward lived on the Ocowe river in Tuioessee and was well oil; she traded her hite prisoner, mentioned above, for a negro woman. She always attended the councils of hir pec pie and it sanl alter she became too old to attemi in person, she always sent her walking cane to represent her. Granny Ward always kept a nice place in her own yard especially lor me iiierotiee "green corn dance," and was said to he the best hou.-e keeper in the whole IV. . I , country. r- ervming was Kept as clean as soap and water could make it. METAIRIB CEMETERY, ORLEANS. NEW Its Origin and Remarkable Beau ty. A Few Pen Pictures. In looking throuah m? notebook to-day, this is what I found: Some twenty years since the Jockey club, verv select and aristocratic soci ety ot the city, owned by stock shares, the Metairie race course, then the most beautiful and pop ular place of its kind in the south. It here transpires that Mr. How ard, the original and successful owner of the Louisiana State lot tery, applied for membership, but who, owing to his previous disrep utable charter, was refused. To further eh nioii'trtte hi vindictive aril revengful disposition, he de clared, "(teiilleiDtn, I wiil potitss your raco track by controlling stock , invert it into a grave yard and live to see you all buried there." He bought the ground, partly sold, partly donated it to tint city, ami judging from the dates in scribed upon the many tombs pre ceding his, lived to sen a great number ol them buried there. TIIK ('KMKTI'.UY. To a stranger crossing the can al from Odd Fellows Best and Green wood cemetery, the grand archway appears at tirHt more like the en trance to some great exposition grounds, but once inside the scene is solemn yet picturesque and Brand. Perhaps I should have first stated that in New Orleans, wing to the low and saturated condition of the earth, all except those to poor too defray the ex pense, are buried on top instead of under the ground. A very neat ollice of the superintendent is near the entrance ami all visitors are expected to register. Some dis tance to the right is a large und attractive hot house where flowers and plants appropriate to decorat ing the graves are supplied. Im mediately upon entering is the im posing equine statue of Albert Sid ney Johnston sui mount ing the large structure in which the Lou isiana division of Tennessee olli cers are buried. To the left is the public vault for temporary deposit (for hire) with, capacity- for one hundred and twenty bodies, and ample room to drive through with hearse and carriages. A peculiar but very handsome vine ornaments the exterior of this cement woik, completely covering its surface with dense green leaves. A little further on is the magnificent and Mrikingly handsome mausoleum of Howard his last ashes in one vault on one side, his line marble i-tutue in the center unci empty vaults beside und opposite, await ing tho remainder of his family. Toward the rear is a window of stained glass on each side swung perpendicular on steel pivots and may be left open for ventilation. In Irout is a little reception space, as it were, and two iron chairs for the conversants to sit and medi tate. Leaving this elaborate piece of workmanship half described for want of time and ability, we pass on down the sott white mar ble dust road, by hundreds equally as attractive, and are lost in the enchantment ol orange and mag nolia trees, the aroma of sweet blooming flower and the song ot birds that break the stillness of this beautiful, tranquil place. It seems to modify death if such be possible and relieve the horrifying dread of being placed under the cold and disconsolate soil. From one grand mausoleum to another we read the inscriptions in re-plentiful style, and come to re gard them as mansions on a fash ionable avenue, until in front of the stupendous statue of Stone wall Jackson. It is situated on a high artificial mound, conspicuous, impressive, and commands an idmirable view from lar away. A long, white marble stairway leads lo the vaults below where the re mains of some fifty or sixty of the army of northern Virginia, Louis uina division, lie, including Jeffer son Davis, who died in New Or leans, December, ISS'J. Alter lingering here between the awful solemnity of these noted tombs and the song birds and sweet ll nv- rs, 1 retrace my steps serenely, tbotightlull v, and this concludes my observation of Melairie, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. F. L Dkc KKll. Savannah, (ia., March 7, Is'.'.'. ALL CIVILIZED NOW. A Large Audience Has None who do not Speak English. Tahi.kcU'aii, 1. T , Mill. 14, I.Vt;!. EiiiToH Indian Ciukktain:--Last night (Sunday) at the W. C T. II. meeting held in the Methodist church at this place, Mr. Samlets was put dow n to make a speech ill Cherokee. When called upon, he remarked alter looking carefully over the audience that everyone in the house could understand En- lih well and it would be use less to talk in Cherokee. The house. large brick building, was filled to overflowing, and nine-tenths were Indians by blood und from all portions of the Cherokee nation. 1 still insist that we are ready for allotment and should prepare ourselves lor a state government in the near future. The gathering alluded to is only a fair sample of ill our people in every portion ol the nation. I repeat that it-is time to grow out of inlaucy and assert our manhood. Bespect fully, Gidi'.on M iHiiAN, a Cherokee. lady could not secure the mother's consent. They were made one on Thursday in the clerk's ollice and relumed to ask forgiveness. Fx deputy York was fired up on from ambush last week, two shots lodging distressingly near him. It is supposed the attempt ed revenge ol some one against whom prosecutions have been in stituted or their Iriends, seeking revenge. The impression seems to pre vail that Indians cannot be pros ecuted for gaining. They can un less all the parties to the game are Indians of the same tiibe. K. II. Doyle, assignee of (!, C. Books, by his attorneys, Pasco, Harrison iV. lvlmiston, has tiled a suit for P 1.1,011) -J!) damages against Marshal Needles unci his bonds men. The marshal seized and sold on attachment the goods of Bonks alter the assignment had been made to Doyle. Last term of court the deed of assignment was held to be good. Tub man who opposes the open ing of the Cherokee Strip, no mat ter in what putt o Oklahoma he lives, is a selfish soul who thinks the world was built for a chosen few. It was built for everybody, and everybody wants a chance at the Strip, and that quick.- Okla homa Capital. HOI I Oil Ilk I, All OK 4. I'rrpariiift for Ih Open ln or th Cherokee Outlet SltirKitn 'a Manual coiiIhIiih all the V . S. ltoiiiHiiu'l amt tiiunnllti Ian., In furc-e. lu Ok lahoma 11 riiuulnn nil Hid lieci-nnnry blank forms for luilrlf. anl .nMli-r. llliiir Thin, work ha licM-n nirut'cl liy Krcrrtary Noble of Ihp IntiTiiir (Ji.ariiin-nt, ami In reroiilinil authority hy Mitllrrti, lawyern in.t Intel ndlc-e inif-ln!. Thin hook ami a tifw sectional map of OklHhoilin (llif-luclniir the Cherokee Strip) aid chow inic county line an! count)- aeaU ol tli ftccven new romitlfa In the t'lii'venite. and ArnpHhoe inniU (noon to open) Hill be acnton rei'i'lpi ol l mi. A'Klreoa, Dick T. Morgan, Inixl attorney. Uulhrie. Oktuhoina. THE ALLIANCE Jewelry Store -- . .AND : SILVERWARE Bold and Repaired. J. S. THOMASON, Prop. An expert watchmaker has been employed and this department llie store will berealter lie Kept U to tliu highest standard. Parlies desiring Fine Watches Repaired may he assured that if left with us they will receive careful attention. Engraving Skillfully Done. MUSKOGEE GENERAL NOTES. There are many colored peo le coming here from the states, n some instances several families ire occupying one hou-e. The Presbyterians are build ing an addition to Minerva "home. Mrs. John Hawkins will move to her old home in the Cherokee nation. Saturday she was paid 2,UKJ insurance carried by her late husband. The democrats organized Sat urday and delegates were elected for the McAlisier convention. -Flave Carver has been re leased from jail on his own bond. He is charged with larceny and introducing. The doctor states he an hardly recover from the effects f a "rising" on his leg. A concert will be given for the benefit of the reading room to-night by the W. C. T. U. A phrenologist lectured at the court house. Friday and Saturday night K. P. Slone and wife were be fore Commissioner Nelson for ille gal co-habitation recently; they thought they were married two ears apo but it transpires that thoy had no license. Mai. Nelson lid the work oyer free of clkarire and dismissed the case. A. P. Kidd and Nettie Xobi- net. of axahacbie, Texas, on account oi the youth of the young liny your Trees, Vines, Small Fruits, Rotes, 4c, Vinita Nursery. WE 1IAVK TO OFFER TO THE SPIMNti TIIADE AMONG OTHER STOCK. xoo.ooo One and Two-Year-Old Apple Trees, (very tine) at VERY LOW PRICES. Those wishing to plant this spring should order early so as to insure proiiiitchlioii. Write for price list. Address, MARRS & F RAZEE, Vinita. I. T. All stock guaranteed true to name. s I MM' SOLID Through Trains From Kansas City to Chicago, Omaha, Lincoln, St, Joseph, Denver, St. Paul S Minneapolis, Pullman Palace SleephiR Cars. Free Reclining Cbalr Cars. Only One Changs of Cars to ' The Atlantic or Pacific Coasts THE BEST LINE FOR Nebraska, Colorado, The Black HillsT AND ALL POINTS NORTH, EAST and WEST. A a. SAWE3, General fags. Agent. (ft. Louit, Mo. N. SKINNER & CO, In the new post-office build ing, have opened. i A if II TDRB STORE I1 And have in stock a full line of Parlor and Kitchen Furniture of every description. Picture Frames, Window Shades, Curtain Poles, &c. FURNITURE REPAIRED AND UPHOLSTERED. Undertaking a Specialty. A full line Coffins kept. Orders by mail or telegraph promptly filled. of Farm Implement AT LOW PRICES ! S t - X THE ALLIANCE STORE Has just unloaded a car of the cel ebrated John Deere Farm Ma chinery consisting of Sod and Stirring Plows, Planters and Cul tivators, Moline Wagons. Two Cars of Barbed Wire at Cut Throat Prices. Drugs! Accuracy Purity THIS TELLS THE STORY FOREMAN'S PHARMACY. Formerly W. C. Patton & Co'. HT. F. THOMPSON, H- Keeps a General Fniiii Store, Feed and Produce Exchange, All U Bought nu ixiiiuo ui uuuiiu y i iuuuud- andSold. CALL AT THE NEW ROCK STORE. A. FOYIL, Foyil, Ind. Ter. KEEPS A FULL GENERAL s STOCK s OF o GOODS CONSTANTLY ON I IAN I). KM H RACKS IN PART Wagons and Farm Implements, Bedsteads, Trun dle Beds, Cupboards, Safes, Rocking Chairs, Cook Stoves, Fine Stetson Hats, Ladies' Hats, a Large Stock of Fine Cloth ing, Overalls, etc. Uarnoop Hhoo onrl nnoonoujiro f iiuuibooi vtaoo qiiu yuoouonaiDi Tries to keep what the People Want. Saddles, apr .Hi BUSH'S PHARMACY, Chetopa, - - Kansas, Finest Drvg Emporium in Soufhe'n Kansas. DFiUGS! DRUGS! Ail jr.'scrii'ti.ins Kacnli'y lilock. M.uilo St., by an ptpt'rioncfil plianna. iat. rrivivu pi'oniit ut't'iuioii. (Juno 4 (iiu MiU , ETC. orilor will CIICTOI'A, HAS WIRE! FLOUR! SALT! IN CAR LOTS. Boots, Shoes and Clothing, IN SMALL QUANTITIES, BUT BOUGHT AT CAR RATES. J. S. THOMASON. aish &.c3cck 6b 5 LIVE STCCKCGMCHSSICm MERCHANTS KANSAS CITY STOCK YAnDS CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED- Iff Attention! Stockmen and farmers. I Hare a Pull and ('oiiipli'lu Mil" of a vrnnv I'nriri nn unnnnon OHM tMUlGD, 1101 HOM, ami nil iruls fiiiitiil In a First-Class Harness Shop ! With Trier to Suit 111' Time. I employ none but thorough workmen using tne best of matcriiil iinJ puai antee all goods as lirs't-class in every respect. Boots and Shoes MADE TO ORDER. Cow Boy Boots a "Specialty. All Jlall (Inters Keeeivo Prompt NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS. Yours Ilt'spectlully, LEE BARRETT, Vinita. M. L. & W. M. CAMPBELL, GEM - DRUG - STORE," Seneca, -:- Missouri. CAKKY TIIK FINK ST LINK OF DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS WALL PAPER, ETC., In S.iiuhwesl Missouri. Sen I lli.'in nil or.lt-r for unvtliiiiir in the iilmve line Hti'l it will reecive prompt atteu I inn. ' i'reneri ith.iM rarefnllv tilleil with purest itrilct. 048 WEST SIDE CHEROKEE AVENUE, SENECA, MISSOURI. i u LUMBER, LUM BLR At Vinita, Ind. Ter. A complete Moek of I'.ui birr-' Mat, rial, t fluent, Lime, Lath, Poors, Wimlown, Moil!, linn. Mixe'l Taints, Wall Paper, Etc. Yellow Pine Fhishing Lumber a Cypress Shingles a Specialty CHICKS K'UKNISUEO ON APPLICATION. Terms: CASH. W. L. TROTT. Spring Dry Goods Just Opening. Staple and Fancy Groceries. The Whole Business Must go within Sixty Days. Adair, Ind. Ter. A NEW HERD STARTED. Turn in your Mock ml we will tmut it at f " year, in eaon nnl out ol geamon, heel tjiea or green heads. PATENT OR NO FEE A 4s-ae bock rrrr. AiMrafra W. T. FITZ GERALD. Att'r-at-I.atr, Cor. Slh and F St.. Vitklntn, P. C. What woql.J it coal to lence the two paikx, break them out aoii aet in for est trees? Would it not be a good investment? F. E. SMITH, Lenapah, I. T. Kantre be Iween It i r r e e a n 1 Ver'lictia. hntn.l-nltlin lft ear grubbed. 22 Has a Full and Complete Stock . of v. GENERAL MERCHANDISE! , &rm including Boots, Shoes, Clothing, Hardware, Furniture, Lumber, Sash, Doors, Lime. Etc. With reduced rates since the fire, and expen ses of handling the business reduced, and selling for spot cash, I am willing and can afford to sell good much ower than ever before. I respectfully ask a trial and inspection of goods and prices. j0. HAYDEN, Chouteau, I. T..