The Tahlequah Arrow. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 15, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 5, 1902 Page: 4 of 8
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THE ARROW: TAHliK^UA'I, I'.miAN TERRITORY.
THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW.
WAimiK HUIIKON. Kt'ltor and Owner.
One Y *ar One Dollar
ftta Month* rifly CenU
HDBSCRirtlOKB I1YVAK1 ABLY IN ADVANCB.
Inured tn the poatofflce at Tahlequah, I T.,
ftaaeoontl-fllaHB mail matter.
BATDRhAY, JULY ft. 190*.
Til K KOLL IS CLONKI).
Under the order Issued by the secre-
tary of the interior several months Ago,
the Dawes commission Tuesday closed
the Cherokee roll against all appli-
cants for citizenship. Very few were
left off the roll, as those who failed to
appear before the commission were en-
rolled on doubtful cards on informa-
tion. There were about 200 delinquents
unaccounted for on the 1886 roll and
the commission on its own motion made
application for them and placed them
all on doubtful cards in order that they
may afterward appear and give further
Information about themselves. This
checks up the 181MI roll and plaecs all
Cherokee cases in the hands of the
commission. No more Held parties
will be sent out, and all doubtful cases
will be passed upon by the commission
at its offices at Muskogee. It will take
nearly a year to complete this work.
In case of the ratification of the new
treaty the rolls will be reopened and
applications will be received until
In this issue will be found a full text
of the hill which passed congress and
has been signed by the preaiden', pro-
viding for the final settlement of the
affairs of the Cherokees. An election
will becalled by Chief Bulfington with-
in the next thirty days and it is the
duty of every Cherokee citizen to read
its provisions and study their meaning
before passing upon it. It is by far
the best treaty that has been offered
in recent years and one that will be
ratified by an overwhelming majority.
Chief Burlington heartily endorses the
bill and is quoted as saying that it is
the best chance bis people ever had
and the last one they will ever get.
Read it closely.
Ex-Gov. Bob Taylor of Tennessee,
the man who lectures of "Love,
Laughter and Song," and who is one
of the most interesting speakers of the
day, will visit the territory this fall.
An effort should be made to have him
The third annual terra of the Chero-
kee normal school which closed on
Tuesday last, was one of the most suc-
cessful gatherings of teachers ever
held in the Indian Territory.
it now appears that Congressman
Curtis meant exactly what he said last
spring in his address in Tahlequah,
when he stated that he was a friend to
The new treaty bill must be alright.
As soon as Senator Gideon Morgan
read it he said he would vote for it.
The Arrow is in receipt of a cata
logue of the University of Oklahoma,
Read carefully the "new Cherokee
treaty" published in full in this issue
of the Arrow.
There will be a meeting of all repre-
sentative citizens in Pythian Hall next
Monday morning at 0 o'clock to dis
cuss the advisability of a railroad
TIipbp r« Winner*.
The Dawes commission has rendered
judgments in the following cases here-
tofore listed for enrollment as citizens
of the Cherokee nation on doubtful
cards, deciding that they are entitled
to be listed for enrollment as citizens
of the Cherokee nation: Sarah P.
Gage, Claremore; Lucy M. Thompson,
Kansas; Caroline Summers, et al,
Foyil; Maggie Rush, et al, McKee;
Katie Hardee, Vian; Jesse II. Johnson,
Miles; James L. Cumpton, Muskogee:
Jim Hariin, Dutch Mills, Ark.; Joshua
Cloud, Ft. Leavenworth, Kas.: James
E. Whitaker, Pryor Creek; Alexander
B. Clapp, Marble; Emily J. Connally,
Muskogee; Henry Collins, Jr., Fort
Gibson; Bertha T. Hogan, Talala:
John Starr, Starvilla: Fannie Hamp-
ton, Caddo; Charlotte T.Taylor, Vinita;
Olive Heath, Nowata; Wm. T. Gregory,
Nowata; David O. Scott, etal, Coffey-
ville, Kas.; Anna Tieska, Talala; Bate
O. Reed, McKey: Mack H. Martin,
Claremore; Woodrow W. Hadley, et
al. Vera; Mary P. Guthrie, Baptist;
•lanie R. Blakeruore, Muskogee; Chas.
W. Devlne, Westville; Bobert L. Gen-
try, Southwest City, Mo.; Delev N.
I^eerskov, Stilwell; Nancy E. Forbes,
Westville; Slater Cowart, etal, Stil-
well; Evaline Folsom, Westville; Wm.
II. Thomason. Goingsnake; John W.
Barger.et al; Nellie Chuculate, Bunch;
Arch W. Thomas, et al, Chelsea: Ada
A Ware, Muskogee; John C. Barker,
Kennison; Harvey L. Maples, Chelsea;
James F. Crittenden, Grove; Joel D.
Smith, Hudson; Laura McCrary, et al,
Vinita; Bertha G. Fields, etal. Fair-
land; William H. Forbes, etal, West-
ville; Ella Cornwall, Wann; Annie M.
Woods. Sallisaw; Homer Smith, Hill;
James H. Smith, et al, Afton; Johnson
Lyman, Vinita: Bobert F. Thompson,
Valeda. Kas.: Nellie Anderson, Pryor
, n ' l i F BCU 1 1 Ot UU rt
Creek; Lean LiOins, etal, Fairland; [3 409-415 reari street.
Jack O Hayes, Fawn; Carrie L. King- g yx-. .ndji.oo;
■ titrrouRti Num,'
Executive committeeman .1. L. Wor-
th'ngton returned from Vinita Tues-
day, where he had been attending the
meeting of the republican executive
committee of the northern district.
He reports a most harmonious meeting
and states that the party machinery
was never in better running order.
Horace Gray, who was appointed by
Marshal Bennett several montha ago
as office deputy for Tahlequah, was re-
tained by Darrough, while Joe I'a^ne
was commissioned as field deputy- In
the place of R. F. McCollum. The
following persons were named as office
clerks and deputy marshals: Chief
deputy, Luther M. Axtine; criminal
clerk, Wis B. Depue; civil clerk, 0.
D. Neville; jailor, Jan. C. Wilkinson;
office deputy, Miami, Wm. W. Nerriss;
field deputy, Miami, W. A. Abba;
office deputy, Pryor Creek, J.I). Wil-
kin*; office deputy, Sallisaw, Edward
M. Frye; field deputy, Sallisaw, J. C.
C. Rogers; field deputy, Claremore,
A. J. Trail; office deputy, Nowata,
l'les C. Thompson; field deputies, Vi-
nita, I. L. Gilstrap, G. S. White. The
office deputy at Claremore has not
been decided upon. The appointments
of guards, turnkey, and other jail
officers will not be taken up until later.
Grant S. V'etor will have the contract
for feeding the prisoners.
Cherokee Crop Condition*.
The following were the climatic and
crop conditions in the Cherokee nation
for the.week ending Monday, June 30
Over the northern portion wheat is
threshing out from 10 to 20 bushels per
acre of fair quality; oat harvest about
completed, a good yield; hayinirand
potato gathering in progress, good
yields; corn is doing well, silking, and
promises a good crop; stock doinn
well; fruit and vegetables good. Oyer
the middle portion wheat and oat
stacking and threshing is in progress,
wheat yields poor to good; oats very
good, corn laid by and doing well;
cotton looking well and making good
growth, haying in progress with ex-
cellent yield; potatoes, gardens, grass,
stock, and fruit doing well; showers
now giving relief to crops. Cver the
southern portion, hot, dry winds
caused considerable damage to grow
ing crops, but conditions now being
relieved by showers; wheat and oat
threshing in progress, wheat a fair
yield of short weight, oats a very good
yield; corn and cotton suffered Iron
drouth, but still making a fair growth,
upland crops damaged considerably;
gardens, grass, and stock doing well.
Divlalon of Court lJI trl<t«.
Thfl law dividing the northern In-
dian Territory into two court districts
to be known as the northern and west-
ern districts, went into effect Tuesday,
July 1. The chief officers of the north-
ern district now are; Joseph A. (J i
judge; P. L. Soper, attorney; J, H.
Huckleberry and Orrin Rider, assist
ant attorneys; W. H. Darrough, mar
sbal, and Chas. A. Davidson, elerk.
In the western district the officers who
assumed charge Tuesday, are: C. W,
Raymond, judge; William Mellette
attorney; Leo E. Bennette, marshal
and Robert P. Harrison, clerk. Thos
A. Sausoo resigned as United States
commissioner at Muskogee, and was
appointed master in chancery for the
Notice to Voter* of NtttlonHl I'arty.
The voters of the national party in
Cooweescoowee district are hereby no-
tified to meet in Claremore, I. T,, on
the 19th day of July, 1902. to choose
delegates to the general convention of
said party to be held at Tucker springs
near Tahlequah 011 the 1st Monday in
August, 1902. There will be some very
important business to be transacted at
the general convention and the usual
delegations from each district should
be present. All citizens who have the
good of the Cherokee nation at heart
are cordially invited to attend the
meeting on the 19th. Richard M.
Duck, Head Captain.
Tencher'* Nornml Clone*.
Tuesday at noon thoCherokee teach-
er's normal closed its third annual
session at the Female Seminary and
all the attendents have returned to
their respective homes. The last three
days were taken up in examinations,
and the result shows a marked ad-
vancement in the grades made by the
teachers. On Monday Prof. Essley,
B. S. Coppock, Miss Etta Rider and
members of the board of education
made short speeches formally bidding
the teachers farewell, The appoint-
ments will doubtless be made by the
board next week.
Mr*. Leo non'a Souk Recital.
Tuesday evening at the female Sem-
inary Mrs. Florence Stephens Lennon
of Wagoner, assisted by Mis9 Lucy
Sanson, accompianist and pianist, of
Muskogee, gave a song recital to an
appreciative audience. The program
throughout was very enjoyable and
was indeed a rare treat. Mrs. Lennon
is the possessor of a fine voice and
her work in the wide range of se-
lections demonstrated highest ability
as an artist. Mis? Sanson, both in
accompaniments and solos, proved
A MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS.
Territory WhiiU l<p|>rniriitHllon hi WanliJ
lii(ton-l'rnml l'r< |M>rllyv Wntlth
himI Kxlatlnit Conditions
Then the baby is most like- |
I ly nervous, and fretful, and I
| doesn't gain in weight.
! Scott's Emulsion \
is the best food and medicine |
for teething babies. They J
gain from the start.
Send for a free sample.
SCOTT <4 BOWNE, Chemints,
p 40^-4,5 Tenrl Street, New York. I
50c. nndfi.no; nil druggist*.
"Your memorialists, representative
citizens of the Indian Territory, and
fairly representative of both of the
great political parlies, as well as of
the several judicial districts of Indian
Territory, respectfully pray that:
"A delegate to congress be immedi-
ately authorized to be elected by the
people of Indian Territory, to repre-
sent them in the congress of the United
States, as provided in senate bill No.
''We feel that there should be some
person clothed with authority to rep-
resent all the varied and confiding in-
terests in the Indian Territory. The
interests of the various nations in the
Indian Territory are different, arising
out of separate "and distiact treaties.
"Today there is in force in the In-
dian Territory, to be admlstered by
the courts and interior department, a
treaty covering the interests of the
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, and
a distinct treaty covering the interests
of the Seminole nation, and a separate
and distinct treaty covering the in-
terests of the Creek nation, while the
Curtis act covers the Cherokees. Add-
ed to this are all the laws of the United
States, the laws of the state of Ar-
kansas, criminal and civil, and the
" We cannot expect any member of
congress to thoroughly familiarize
himself with these varied and conflict-
ing acts, and it is impossible to pass
any general law applicable to all the
Indians, which would do equal justice
in every nation.
"So far as non-citizena are concern-
ed, and by this term we mean those
who do not belong to any tribe, their
interestscan be legislated for under one
"Congress alone has power to legis-
late for the Indian Territory, and the
members thereof necessarily are be-
sieged with requests for legislation,
the character of which depends upon
"The people of the Indian Territory-
look to congress as the people in the
states look to their legislature. With
such a delegate authorized, the impor-
tuning of the various members of con-
gress would necessarily cease, and all
measures relating to the Indian Terri-
tory would necessarily emanate from
such delegate, who would be responsi-
ble to the people of the territory for
the proper administration of his duties.
"Indian Territory covers an area of
31,(XX) square miles, with nearly 20,-
000,000 acres. In 1890 the Indian Ter-
ritory had a population of 180,182,
while in the census of 1900 we have a
population of 392,060, of which number
about 85,000 are members of the vari-
ous tribes of Indians in the Indian
"There is no law in force today in
the Indian Territory providing for the
recording of real estate conveyances,
so that there may be a protection to
titles of town lots which have been
conveyed to citizens and non-citizens
under various treaties.
"Since the passage of the Curtis act
of June 28, 1898, and the various trea-
ties entered into between thecommis-
sisn to the five civilized tribes and the
500 yards of choice new patterns
bought especially for this sale.
25c, 90o, 16c, 12ic and 10c EM-
BROIDERIES in this sale, per
yard, only QC
United States, the non-citizens are
recognized as definite and legal citizens
in the territory. Their rights are rec-
ognized by law, and in thousands of
cases they have vested property inter-
ests. In the various treaties entered
into between the government of the
United States and the different Indian
tribes in the Indian Territory at the
close of the war, it was provided that
the Indian tribes therein might elect a
delegate to congress, but the Indians
were jealous of their tribal govern-
ments, and never took advantage of
this liberal offer. Today the extinction
of the tribal governments has been pro-
vided for. They have been declared
citizens of the United States, and the
interests of all the people within the
borders of tho Indian Territory are
identical in urging any egislation that
will invite and protect capital within
its borders, advance civilization and
promote public peace and general wel-
"The mine inspector's report shows
an output for the year ending June 30,
1901, of 2,391,088 tons of coal, or
119,584 ears of 20 tons each, or over
twenty-six trainloads of fifteen cars
each, with a 20 ton load for every one
of the 300 working days of the year.
The increase for the year 1901 was
nearly (>00,000 tons. The increase for
the current year will probably be as
"The Chickasaw nation alone, which
is the most densely populated of any
nation, is reported by the bureau of
agricultural statistics as having a
copulation of 116,374, with a valuation
n live stock of $19,954,830.
"Special Agent Frank C. Churchill
estimated the assessment for 1902 of
seventy-one incorporated towns at V $
♦27,210,227, and says: 'I consider it.
safe to state that a very low estimate
of the taxable property at this time
( March 14, 1902) is $.">0,000,000.'
"There are 120 incor|M>rat«>d towns
In the Indian Territory, each one of
which, under authority contained in
the Curtis act, can maintain public
"Indian Territory has nearly 2000
miles of splendid railways; The At-
chison, Topeka A Santa Fe: the Gulf,
Colorado A Santa Fe; the Chicago,
Rock Island A Pacific; the St. Louis
& San Francisco railroad; the Mis-
souri, Kansas A Texas railroad; the
Choctaw, Oklahoma Gulf railroad;
the St. I^ouis, Iron Mountain A South-
ern railroad; the Kansas City South-
ern; the Ozark Cherokee Central;
the Fort Smith and Western, with
branches under construction.
"The Indian Territory has Inex-
haustible veins of steam producing
and coking coal, unlimited quarries of
granite, of marble, of fine varieties of
building stone and many varieties of
valuable minerals, particularly of lead
and zinc. There is enough asphalt in
the Indian Territory to pave the
streets of the United States. There
is sound reason to believe that there
is available a line commercial gas
and oil field. Indian Territory has as
fine agricultural lands as the best
land of Illinois and Ohio, with an
abundant and reliable rainfall. Indian
Territory has artesian water in abun
ance, and numerous tine streams—the
lied ri cr, tho Klamitia, the Moggy,
the Wa.;L:ta, the north and south
forks of the Canadian, the Poteau,
the Arkansas, the Grand river, the
Illinois river and the Verdigris.
"Above all material considerations,
we have a thoroughly American pop-
ulation, representing every state in
the Union, and wonderfully diversified.
We have 10,236 persons born in Il-
linois; 5469 born in Indiana; 8548 born
in Kansas; 8818 born in Kentucky;
3011 born in Iowa; 3767 born in Ohio;
1189 born in New York. Every state
and every territory in the Union is
represented in the families which com-
prise our cosmopolitan people.
"Thi9 people come from our dis-
tricts, gentlemen, and they dererve
good treatment at your hands, and they
confidently expect to receive it."
Returns from Mouth America.
Dick Farris, who left Tahlequah
several months ago in company with
Will Rogers of Claremore, for South
America, arrived home Thursday.
Among the places visited while away
were Southampton and London, Eng
land, and Pernambuco, Qahia, Rio
Janeiro, Montevidio and Heunos Ayres,
South America. He talks interesting-
ly of his trip over the sea; the sights
of London town, the beautiful avenues
of the South American cities and the
Moating palaces of the briney deep,
but he says none of them possess the
charms that are found in the Cherokee
country. Parris and Rogers parted
in Buenos Ayres, Rogers going to
Valparaiso, Chili, where he will take
ship and return via San Francisco.
J. K. Sllvey Die* Suddenly,
J. R Silvey died suddenly at his
home in North Tahlequah Wednesday
morning about 7 o'clock. It is thought
that his death was due to heart disease.
The remains were immediately pre-
pared and shipped to his old home in
Fayette, Mo. A. A. Taylor accom-
panied the family and corpse as far as
Fort Gibson, having been selected to
do so by the Odd Fellows lodge, of
which organization Mr. Silvey "was a
member. Mr. Silvey came to Tahle-
quah from Fayette. Mo.. Feb. 14, of
this year, and engaged in buying and
shipping stock. He made many warm
friends in Tahlequah who will be
pained to learn of his untimely de-
mise. He leaves a wife and several
The Fuller House, under the man-
agement of J. L. Edrington, was form-
ally opened to the public with a sup-
per and ball Thursday evening. The
supper was served in the hotel dining
room and the ball was given at the
opera house. The affair was well at-
tended and the opening was a pro-
nounced success. Hicks' orchestra
furnished the music for the ball.
FOR SALE. ~j
For sale—A splendid delivery wagon
and harness. Apply at Book Store.
For sale—Several choice business
lots on main street, also desirable res-
idence lots centrally located. Prices
right. See T. J. Adair.
Good hotel property in Tahlequah
for sale or rent. Apply to G. M. Ful-
ton. The railroad is coming, now is
the time to turn your "jack."
For Sale—A two-story brick building
26x100 feet, located on Main street.
Lower and upper floor rented, but can
give possession at once. Apply at
Two nice residence lots on Main
street, three blocks south or capital
square, natural shade trees and near
good water, for sale at a bargain. Ap-
ply at Book Store.
For Sale—Several desirable business
lots on main street—choice location
and improved. Also a number of good
residence lots in east end. Healthy
location, fine water and natural shade.
Apply to D. W. Wilson, Tahlequah.
U. W. Hoynl Jt Son, lllackumlth.
G. W. Hoyal A Son., buy all their
material for cash aud in wholesale lots
direct from the factories. They are
consequently better prepared to make
closer figures on blacksmith and all
kind of woodwork repairing than most
firms in their line.
Quality is the watch- $
andexperic .;d buy-8
ing we are able to v
make you a low price. £
|5j Dainty Shirt Waists for 9
& Ladies, 50c to $2.50.
ff Cool Shirt Waists for $
Gentlemen in white and V
V the latest shades. s*
Muslin Underwear in &
A corset covers,shirts,gowns
daintly trimmed, at popular V.
$ prices. &
ft Ladies Skirts in Linen, ,♦«
ft Silk and Pique. 3
Ladies, Misses and child-
rens Hose, worth 15c, sold
A for 10c because we buy by
American Indigo Blue
Calico, well known as the
best, 5c per yard.
Ten Dozen Cotton Huck X
Towels, fancy border, well IS
worth 15c, at 10c. Look i
at them. a
20 Pounds Granulated
Sugar for $1.00.
Coffee at 10c per
Chow Chow. $
Nabisco and Zu Zu crack-
ers, the top of the baker's
A gentleman some days g
since asked our price on &
fruit jars, we gave it to |
him. After looking around jjjj
town he came back and
bought 5 dozen, saying our 8
price was lowest.
— — |
Money cheerfully refund- #
ed if not satisfied.
Glad to serve you.
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