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CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VIN1TA, INDIANTERRfTORY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1894.
VOL. XIII. NO. 16.
ACTION ON THE BILL TO BE
Sfiiator Ucrrj, Author of the Danes
Commission llllt, Makes a Mron?
Speech for Terrltorlfll Organization
and lictter GoTcrnmcnU
On tlio motion to refer his bill
creating the territory of Indlanola
out of tlio fivo tribes to tlio commit-.
too on Indian nffairs Senator Hurry
Moro than two yours ago I be
came convlnced,us did many mom
born, of tlio lommillco on Indian
affairs, that tlio limo bad como
when tlio conditions oxisting in
Hint section of country coulu not
continue Acting upon that idea,
I introduced a bill providing for a
commission, which wns afterwards
incorporated in its general fcaturos
in tlio Indian appropriation bill,
Under that enactment the preBl-'
dent of iho United States appointed
three commissioners to treat with
those Indians to induco them,-if I
poi-siblo, to agree to un allotment I
of lande, and to n change and mod
ifir.it ion in regard to their tribal
authority mid their tribal govorn-,
ment. Tlio president appointed
on that commission cx-Senalor
Dawes, of Massachusetts, Major
Kidd, of Indiana, and Capt. Me-'
ifennon, of Arkansas. Theso aro
mc of character, intclligcnco and
They w'nt into that territory,
and for almost n year they liavo
labored diligent and continuous
ly. Thoy havo held interviews
with all tho govcnMng authoritici
of the different tribe, with tlio
Everything to tnako glad tho HOLIDAY SKASON. ' J
Tle IcciGs'Stipply il t'le Ciy.
St-IOES -NID HLA.TS.
H. Baleiitine, Proprietor.
VI1TITA, XXTO. TEXl.
Lend Me Your Ear,
: imuiju r: ; ' if
Not to make a Saddle-of, -,-
But to tell you that I am still in the
Saddle, Harness, Boot i Shoe
And Expect to Head the Procession. '
LOCAL MERCHANTS AND CHRISTMAS
TREES SUPPLIED AT THE
The Best in the City.
5c to S2.oo
' W. F. CARTER, Prop'r.
A Full Line of 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 Hake it While You Wait.
Candy - Kitchen!
Noxt to Postofflco.
Fresh Candies . . .
.. .'Of Every Kind
A Dozen Times a Day.
Call for an Assorted Xmas Box
Meat and Produce Market
It Mr ailquifttrt Tor
Froah and Salt Moats,
Camo and Fish,
Colory and Oyators,
West of Miller's Hardware Store.-
councils of the difTercnt tribes, and
with tho dolcgated congrpss of the
6cvcrnl tribes. Thoy havo ad
dressed audiences in all parts of
'the territory from tune in limo
and havo soueht in every way not
only to inform themselves ot tlio
conditions which really exist thore,
but if jioseibleto induco tlio In.
dians to mako some Hind or terms
by which those conditions could
bo changed; but tlioso in authority
refused to ugreo to any terms or to
consent to auy change.
These men wcro wholly disin
,1erestcd. There is no reason why
tthey should state anything in their
renort excent tho absolute truth.
lv They havo reported to the eecre
. tary of the interior, and that report
It is shown by the report that
ono white man alono in tho Choc
law nation, who married an In
dian, has under fence now 50,000
lacrcs of lund within the Choctaw
nation and - is thereby converting
tp Jiia own uso this large body of
land in which each inombor of tho
tribe has an equal interest with ev
ory other member of tho tribe.
This is tho manner in which
.these tribes aro governed in that
country, and tlio manner In which
thoy are carrying out tho stipula
ition that it should bo held for eacli
and ovory Indian, so that each
should havo on equal part with ov
ery other Indian.
Not only do theso conditions ex
ist, but by reason of a divided ju
risdiction of the courts, by reason
o'tho fact that tho Indians havo
jurJB'itlon, exclusivo and origi
nal in Cfta'n "K'ttcrB, and that
tho'Unitcd Stu,!B ,,ny. Jurisdiction
where ono of tho f nr?a to tho wi,
pending may bo a w,(o'nnn and
Itho other on Indian, neiir I""1
Is absolutely responsible fu." ,"
(Staple and Fancy.)
Boots and Shoes
Hence Meets All Competition
BUYS FOR CASH,
SELLS FOR OASH.
Stoves, Ranges, Household Goods,
iP ARLOR : AND KITCHEN FURNITURE.
SURELY THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS.-POINTERS.-WHICH YOU WELL MAY HEED, NOW
THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE AT HAND.
ZRoofizig, (3-u.tterixig, Biaild-irLg Hardware,
. . . .... Will Give Special Figures on. ... . .. .
FULL LINE OF COFFINS, CASKETS AND UNDERTAKERS' GOOpS
Mrs Frank Billingslea
Will sell a
ONLY GITY TRIMMER IN VINITA.
enforcement of the laws, and that1
has brought a condition of affitira
which cannot continue
Tho commission say that rob
beries of railroad trains, robberies
of stations and robberies of indi
viduals and express companies are
of daily occurrence, and that the"
Indians aro wholly powerless to
enforce tho law or to prevent the
depredations which are going on
in that section of the country.
I wish to state here, Mr. Presi
dent, thai I havo lived for twenty
fivo years in a county bordering
upon tho Cherokco nation. I have
none but tho kindest feelings
towards the Indians of that and all
tho other territories. I do not de
sire nor does any man in that part
of the country desire, to lako from
the Indian cno foot of his land
without full, just and amplo com
pensation for all that it is worth.
The people there do not propose
to tako his land, but they do de
sire that that land shall be allotted
to tho Indians in severalty, that
tribal government shall cease to
exist, and that the laws and the
government of the United States
shall bo extended over that terri
tory and opeiato upon every citi
zen equally and alike.
In addition to theso difficulties
which confront us, tho commission
say that the government of those
tribes has fallen into the hands of
a few individuals, and that the
great body of fullblood Indians
aro crowded back into the hills
and hollows whero their children
have no fchool facilities, and in-
stend of becoming more civilized
it is admitted that they are leys bo
man tliey wrre twenty years ago.
I went recently into the Choctaw
nation. iLis impossible that any
man should conceive of tho condi
tions which there exist without
NO OLD GOODS.
From tho City In the Shop.
People's Meat Market,
EAST OF TRAGk
J. H. BAILEY, Proprietor.
GUNTER & SMITH,
Wo .A.U 1-I.avo toTCfit!
! mr '
Buy Groceries Where they
Are the Cheapest.
nrnnRPifis Rents SIhuk Has Cans Men s Wnrlriii
R. L. CHAMBERLIN,
I. WUUUU, 11UIM, VUJJU,
AND FURNISHING GOODS,
Q-txeexxersTiT'eLX" Ajzlo. T,xxi.7crt:r
Cash for Hides and Furs. East of Track.
Frosh and Sat Meats,
Lard and Everything to
Tempt the .Appetite.
and Fair Prices.
Drivers who know the road
- T- I:c:ia.sicLe,
East of Track.
St an! Fancy Groceries,
Provisions and Country Produce.
Prompt Attention to Orders.
And TPrompt Delivery.
Special lino of goods for tho
DON'T FORGET CI-IAMBERLIN'S GROCERY.
As well as our General
Stock, is the Most Com
plete in the city.
Call in and let us show
Dru Goods, Clothing. Hats
People's Drug Store,
P. Slianalnan, Prop'r.
Fine Line of Dress Patterns Personally Selected
After Visiting St Louis and Chicago!
A ITxill Stock of
Hardware and Stoves!
IRONSIDE FUR 'LOW PRICESlig
visiting that territory. I want to
say that the large majority or tho
people in tho territoiy,both whites
and Indians, aro pejceablo and
law abiding and dosire the enforce
ment of the law. Towns havo
been erected there of four or fivo
thousand inhabitants, and magnif
icent buildings, splendid struct
ures have been erected at a num
ber of points. South McAlcster,
Tahlequah, Vinita, Muskogee,Ard
more and other points in the terri
tory have grown to be considera
ble cities. It is impossible to-day
that the United States should re
move from that territory those
250,000 white people. It is im
possiblo that all the improvements
which havo been made there can
be swept from the face of the
earth, those Indians isolated, and
the original idea carried out that
they should live ulone. It is not
desirable, Mr. President, even if it
could be done.
The time has come when the
United States should take this
matter in hand and deal with it
in such a way as to do justice aa
nearly to every citizen in that ter
ritory as it is possible to do.
I do not pretend that this mat
ter can be settled without great
difficulty or without probably
working 'injustice in individual
cases, and ovory day that tho ex
isting conditions continue it will
becomo more difficult to do justice
between all tho inhabitants of that
territory. I believo that the
larger number of the Indiana
themselves realize and recognize
the fact that the time has come
when theso conditions should be
I wieh to ropeat what I said be
foro, that it is not tho purpose of
the people of that country to do-
(Concluded on jaQaX.) A
WNLY K FE1a more
W'e-haveti't got as many bargains as we had last month; they are nearly gone and the remainder are going at a very rapid rate, ffroni
reseht indications we will not have to move much in the way of heavy overcoats, suits or boots and shoes; they are sure going and we shall
ut forth our greatest efforts towards making a clean sweep of the balance of it from now on till January 1st. We will sell the balance of our
leavy suits, overcoats, boots and shoes at 50 GENTS ON THE DOLLAR of our former actual selling price; remember this is a chance of a
Long time, something you don't know or hear of every day. Bear in mind that the stock is now nearly limited as well as our time, so avail
rourself of this grand chance. Only two more weeks left, and then you will find us at our new quarters, Trott building, anxious as ever to do
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msiness, JbJut irom tne present ouwooh. we w-m nou nave very muon to Degm on until our late purcnases begin to arrive; so come now and
lee us at our old quarters and give us the chance to fit you m a heavy overcoat, suit or a pair of boots or shoes at almost your own price. A
iall is all we desire.
Kr T -,-""'J
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ipriotor, 'ledwrs of Low PrieA Oiiita,,!. T. ' Ne
jarters at the Trott
in the New Block.
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