IioWa ar)d Qorrjarjelje
Will Ikj Oihikh1 to White Settlement Within the Next Year.
Homes for lo.ooo Familes.
This Indian reservation is locat
ed Iwtween the. Washita riveron
the north and Uetl river on the
south ami between the 98th me
ridian of w est longitude on the east
and North Fork of Rod river on the
west, and contains in round num
bers 4,0000,000 acres. From this
w ill Ik) deducted alnmtone million
acres taken up by the mountains,
and a lika amount to be allotted to
the Indians, Jeavinffabouttwomi
lion acres to be thrown open to
white settlers. Tlio lands ox-upi 1 by the mountains is only availa
hie for prazinr purposes and the rich mineral deposits contained there
in. These it is claimed are rich in gold, Bilver, tin, ana coal,,
are Mill to 1h developed.
The lands outside of the mountains are undulating prairie, well wa
tuvd with living streams of water and springs, while water is found
l.v di"nnr nt denths of twenty to thirty feet. All the streams bear
a nioro or less frinjro of timler, while large areas are covered with
growth of mesijuite" trees, a timber which make good fence jiosts and
is excellent fuel. Other sections and some streams bear a growth of
timber large, enough to saw into lumlier. Any or all of these timber
lands are productive, and will make line farms.
By an Act of Congress approved June 1900, the above reserva
tion is to be opened to settlement, On the north side of this roserva
lion is another known as the Wichita reservation, which may , be in
eluded at .the same time, but this is not yet known. The law open
ing the reservation provides that the allotments shall le made in from
three to six months, and makes it the duty of tie President to issue
a proclamation opening the country within six months after the allot
ments are made. It is not likely that the president will take the six
months, and ho may issue his procamation immediately after the al
Jotments arc made. Thus it may le seen the lands may open at any
time from tho early spring to summer of next year.
Thero need be no doubt of tho productive
ness of these lands. They have Iteen tried
in every quarter with a result that has pro
duced 20 to 30 bushels of wheat, and 40 to
,r0 bushels of corn per acre. These crops
liavn hpfm lMised hv farmers Iivinc on Indi- .i-v--
an lands. Tho valleys of the Washita, of L
nore or loss cultivated every year, and al-
1 .... Tu- l l-
ay jjivu j;hiu iaui na. iuo upiuuua uiu rs.
productive of all cereals, and afford the fin-
);t "razinsr in the world.
Tho lands to be opened to white settle- '
ment, after tho Indian has taken his allotment, will give homes to
nearly 10,000 families. Iho price of these lands will be $1.25 per
acre, payable at tho end of five years residence. No better chance to
get a homo in this superb climate will ever be known again. The
climate is all that can be desired, being a happy medium between the
hot climate of Texas and the cold climate of Kansas or Missouri. The
days are never excessively hot, nor the winters excessively cold. In
summer flays the mercury seldom goes above' a hundred, while the
nisrhts are invariably cool. In winter the mercury seldom sroes be-
low zero, and then for only a day or two. The reservation has one
line of railroad on its northern border, following the Washita river,
with two more surveyed and will probaMy bo built lxtfore the open
ing, which will give market facilities equal to an older country,
Chickasha, Indian Territory, lies two miles east of the eastern
ltorder of this Indian reservation, and is a city of 4,000 people, with
all that roes to make a city of that size. It is lighted with electricity.
has a 500 barrel per day flooring mill, an 80-ton per day cotton seed
oil mill, local and long distance telephone, is one of the scats of the
I . i. Court system, two wholesale grocery stores, ten retail grocery
stores, eight dry goods houses, fonr gents furnishings, four hardware
and implement houses, four lumber yarde, three banks, five drug
stc res, tw o jewelry stores, one steam carpentei shop, three hotels,
lot'g'ng houses, and restaurants in numbers, together with all shops
of blacksmiths. Uxt and shoe, etc.. that go to make up a growing,
pushing city. It has six church buildings, with stated preachers,
tw o school buildings in w hich school is maintained every year.
Tho people of the city and surrounding country are intellectual and
cultivated people gathered from nearly every state in the Union. No
I letter people exist anywhere.
The city is incorporated, has a mayor and board of aldermen, and
aw and order prevail here as in older states and communities.' Bus-j
ncss is carried on, debts are collected, offenses against morality or
any disorder or crime punished, the same as in the states. Don't
think that because this is the Indian Territory that the people are
outlaws, and that all is "wild and wooly." The "Indians" in this vi
cinity are among our most respected people progressive, educated
and refined. These ere the Indian Territory "Indians,"' the reserva
tion Indian is not the same, yet he is peaceable and fast civilizing.
Your life, your property and your earnings are as safe here as in the
oldest state in the I nion.
'The city of Chickasha is improving very fast, having doubled its
population in the past IS months. Brick and stone buildings are go
ing up all tho timer Prices on property are advancing all the time.-
If you want to keep up with this country's developemer.t send a
dollarfir the Weekly Express, one year, and you w ill get it all.
H. E. MARTTnT
IDEALFR IN j
01 R Mono "Do l ute to Others as job Would Hare then do auto yon."
THE BEST THE .MARKET AFFORDS FOR TilE 3I0SEY.
Line under thli head will be received at the
rate of Out Cent a line, (line conlttinit atiout 7
wordH) per day uo advertisement received for
lent, than ten centK. May contain anv matter
or iota, round, mrayed. aioten. for aate, to rent,
or for auy purpose, without display linen.
i. Wanted Dining room (111 at Aoadarko 11'
let, Anudarko. Wattes, 3 SU pjr week.
IJOR BALK A GOOD YOL'NU JfcKSKY
Cow with calf al her cldo. lmiuiro at luu
yjll SALE A rrhidrm-e with live lot tu
good uelKhuornoou. Apply to 1ilrtH
-Mc'" at tlit-N (intre.
"I ' ANTKD TO THAI) K A NEW lis CLASS
11 bluKle seutfd bra too for a two fceutcd
one. Inquire at thu onu-e.
ANTED TO HC Y A OOOD MILCH COW
Kmiuire. 8. T. OLASS at K. 1. Depot.
A SNAP, if taken at once very
cheap, a rooming house One
of tho best locations In the
the city. Eleven rooms, good cis
tern, storm cave, three lots, shade
trees, enquire at Erin House, cor
ner Kailroau street and Kausus
Anything you want at E V IIol
lingsworth's. Fhone 01."
Attention Confederate Veterans.
There will be a Smoking Festi
val and meeting of Joe Shelby
Camp 075 at the Mayor's office in
the town of Chickrsha, on Satur
day, September 22 at 3 o'olock p.
m. All confederates are cordial
ly invited io attend. By order,
J. G. Buchanan,
Com. Joo Shelby Camp 975.
Reserved seat tickets for "Brezy
Point," now on sale at 1 O drug
Editors Awful Flight.
P. M. Higgins, Editor Seneca
(Ills) News, was affl'cted for years
with Tiles that no doctor or rem-
edy helped until he tried Bucklen's
Arnica salve, the best in the world.
He writes two boxes wholly cured
him. ' In fallible for Piles. Cure
gaarranteedat, Brown A Co., drag
Book and Map
Made from Personal Observation
and Actual Surveys of the
Ground, and Can be De
pended on as Abso
Streams are Shown just as They
r.xist, bebool bectious are
Marked, aud an Accurate
Accurate Description of all the
THE BEST BOOK
In print of this Reserva
tion, and the most Reliable. The
book has 50 pages and largo map
PRICE 50 CENTS.
sent to any one postpaid on re
ceipt of price. Address,
D. P. SMITH,
Chickasha, I. T,
Or for sale at Carrutliers BookStore
D. P. SMITH,
and Civil Engineer,
Plans and Spccificatieus Accurately
Office two, doors WcstGrand Avenue Hotel.
Notice Is hereby eiven that the umlerslirnrd
was appointed executor of the hmhIr nt j. t;
Hewett, on the seeond day of October, iMMl.und
all per ons havinir claim avalDHi said estute
are requested to preHent them within the limit
prescribed by law.
1'kkhy HiwisTT. Executor
Estate J. O. Hewett.
Aug, 28, 1UO0. 1 1 Youngs Ave. Houston, lex,
Chickrsha, I. T.
High school,' per month, $1,50
Short-hand and typewriter,
per month, extra, 50
Other grades, per mon, $1.00
Chickasha, I. T.
Boys knee pants at J. II.
By using the Baking Towder
named 'Perfect' you will show ap
preciation of purafood. Alwnvsuse
the 'Perfect''. W.W.IIorne.
Go to J. II. Canuingham for
Boy's knee pants.
Spend your cash at E V IIol
lmgsworth'8,and save money.
All kinds of sporting goods at
ftlobley and Kay's.
Brick $6 oer 1000
A. J. Denton will sell iirstclass
pressed brick at $G per 1000 for
the next sixty days. These brick
are the best quality and full size,
Size and quality taken into con
6ideration these" brick are cheaper
than the hand made bnck on the
GUOUAN C'OLLEOE. '
The best in the land.
Well equipped for a liberal course
in literary, scientific, business, in
cluding short-hand and typo-writing,
Music, piano and organ, in
cluding stringed instruments and
vocal, and art.
Scnool Opens Sept. 3rd.
For particulars, call on or
; L. B. GROGAN,
A Boardincr School
for girls, per year $150
Sacked IIkakt Cosvknt,
The University of Oklahoma
Opens Free to Students of the Indian Territory
September 11th, 1900.
lleasons why students should attend the University of Oklahoma:
4. Students can find just the courses desired; courses for the degrees
ot Master of Arts, Bachelor of Aats.Baclielor of Sciences, courses in
Pharmacy, Pre-Medical course, courses in Muzic for tbe Teachers'
and Artists degrees, preparatory and business courses.
5. The work of the University is accepted in all schools of national
G. The University is located in a town of cood social influences.
Full information and catalogue free. Write to DAVID U. BOYD.
President, Norman, Okla.
FEED A SPECIALTV.
REED AND GROCERIES.
Opposite First National Bank.
GHickashEi,, . Indian Territory.
II. B. Johnson, Tres.,
E. D. UuMPHEEy,Sec'y. & Treas.,
J. E. Nichols, Sapt
F.O. Sutton, Cashier
TELEPHONE NO. 32.
CHICKASHA MILLING COMPANY,
m i llers;andcgrain:dealers.
We Guarantee our Flour to be Equal to all and Su
perior to most Offered for Bale on the Market
Dr. B. W. FESLER,
Up stairs in. Post Office Building,
J. P. Kenncmur,
CONTRACTOR and BUIL
DER. Money saved is
money made. Shop north
of Red Barn.
Chickasha, Ind. Teb
R. F. SCOFFERN,
RENTAL, FIRE, LIFE
(Office in the Fair Bnlldlnc.)
The Senate Saloon
Carries the largest stock of
whiskeys ever brought to Bowie,
and solicits a share of the mail
orders of the Indian territory.
A-oney must accompany every
order. fcatisfaction guaranteed,
Prices range from $2 to $5 pel
gallon. Prompt shipment by ex
press or ireignt. Address ail or
ders to 4
W. W. HENDRICKS,
I We also sell the Celebrated McAlister Coal, and deliver the same to
any part of tho City.
What Have You
Got to bat?
J. K. PEDRICK,
treat Chronic Diseases of
Kinds without medicine.
Everything that is
good to eat; any-
thing yonr appe-
tite may crave.
Call in and leave
yonr order or
I Phone No, 50
Jj , and we will give
J yon good goods;
J appetising goods;
clean goods at
and prompt de-
" Nothing at Cost."
OfR TEfUIE OF TRE.ITIE.T.
Seven Treatments . . .
A $400 PIANO FREE!
A fine ifpright Howard Piano, made by D. II. Boldins & Co.. will
oe given to the most popular Church or Lodge organization,
SEPTEMBER 30. 19O0.
The Lodge or Church receiving the largest numlicr of
ballots will be awarded the Piano
The contest will begin
MONDAY. JUNE 11.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. 1900.
Ballots will be counted weekly, and tho result announced in vour
Daily and Weekly newspapers. Ballots must Ikj defiled in Iwllot
Ikx at Post Office. ' Mobley & Bay have been emnloved to mhkt.
intend the contest I
The ballots to be used in voting in this contest can 1 had of the
following enterprising merchants of the citv, each purchase of 25 '
cents entitling the purchaser to vote for whatever onmnizfttinn hn nr I
50 she wishes, as many times as he or she burs 25 cents worth of roods
. .$3.00 In wis, Photographer, High grade work a specially. Where ther" !
is beauty wetake it; where there la none, we make it. WHlre-
move to the Unggers Duuding jnly 1st
J, K. PEDRICK,
CHICKASHA. IND. TER
Consultation Frfe and fonfidpntlal. Womack & Sos, Is the only place to buy ronr Groceries,
vvm. lUTis, ihe liARBER, not anu uoid Uatns.
J. E. Brcxer, All Kinds of Kold Drinks, Kandv Kitchen agent foi
Steffen's Celebrated Ice Cream 5,
Caruthee's Book Store, School Books, News Stand, etc.
Caetwright & McRRAT, For Good Fresh Meals.
Mobley & IUy. For Best Groceries, and Sporting Goods,
Miss CorELAXD, Millinery, Will sell at coBt nutil July 1st wheu
she will move three doors farther west. Notions of all kinds in
Wells & Ikakd, Dealers in Live S'.ock and Meatsof all Kind
D, P. Hawkins, rostoffice Building, Tobacco8,Cigars,Confectionery,
News Stand, Books. &c.
Stephens & Son, Bass and Transfer.
Electric Ligiit and
Jf I IGHTS put in stores and)C Morgan & Gribi, For Dry Goods and Shoes, Carpets, Curtains, &c.
j Li residences. Pricesonl Brows & Co., The Oldest Drog House in the city.
nnlli-atum . . Matt Chilton, 1 be O. K. Livery Stable and Waeon Yard.
The Big Cash Store, J. G. MAYS, Pronrietor.The Larppst. Ch.n
TOM IRVING, est, and Best Stock of DryGoods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes In
i me cuv.
PTOrietOr. ii. W. Baker, For the Best Harness. Saddles.Whins. Pto. Sn ih Mfr.
CkU CtntrxJ ami ask (or tbe
Ui. W. Baker, Fo
I.B.ANDEE.S0N, Tbe only first claBs np-to-date Dairj riian in the city.
ine nano io ibis i
1 contest on exhibition at the Newest Store in Town f"?
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