The Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, December 18, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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CHELSEA, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY^ FRIDAY, DECEMBER ,8,
1 J. T. flcAPADOGN,
W. a. MILAM,
CHAS. WYNDNAMi Awlilni Cuhltr
JOHN 0, ICOTT'
Bank of Chelsea,
1896 Chelsea, Indian Territory
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
and Respectfully Solicits Your Account
J. T. ric5padd«n,
J. M. Sharp,
C.L.Une. W. P. McSp.dd.n, W. a. nilam.
W. J. Strange, John D. Scott
Any valuable papers you desire to protect will lie Ahaniui i ...r.
Notice is hereby given to ail parties indebt- i>
ed to the firm of P. G. Browning & Co., copart- ^
nership, that letters of administration upon the
estate of P. G. Browning & Co., P. G. Browning
being deceased, have been granted to the under-
|> signed by the probate court of Newton county. <§?
T Missouri, bearing date of March 16, 1903. All
^ persons indebted to said estate are hereby noti- >,
fied to make settlement of #uch indebtedness at X
& once without further notice, ^
t H. C.MILLER,
Administrator of estate of P. G. Brownino- & Cn
j. g. m eh lin,
m. w. couch.
U. S. JEFTERIES, MANAGER.
0. K. Straight Patent,
Lily of Egypt.
You will .find our Flour in all of the principal stores of our
neighboring towns. Call for and try it, aud if it does not &
give satisfaction, take it hack where vou got it and get vour
money back or another sack in its place. It will not cost you
anything as we fully guarantee our flour to give satisfaction
We also do a regular exchange aud deposite business with
the farmers. Bring me your wheat* and corn and I will
guarantee we will send you home perfectly satisfied with both
the quanity ard quality you receive. Yours for business,
Chelsea Milling CoijipaijiJ &
LlMpER AND GtjAiN
J^yeare now prepared to sell you bargains in
luilding Material of all kinds. We handle the
!>>est grade of Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Line, Hair,
I Cement, Ect., We pay you cash for Grain,
THE LAST A^'T OF A GREAT
The contest between the white
man and the American Indian,
when looked a^ iu a calm retio
!*p.ect, unfolds one of the most
wonderful dramas that was evvr
enacted, within ihe knowledge of
civilized man, The actors liavi
been the white man aud the re.!,
and the stage the great American
The material out of which tin's
great drama has been .coustruc'ci'
is not the ebulili"uj3 cf fertile im-
aginations, but is founded upci
cold t.nd cruel facts. The bloot
that has been shed was uot com
posed of carmine for tage t-ff^c:,
but was the warm life blood cf
heroic and patriotic :nou. TI.e
Iudir.n defending v.hat he be liev..«i
was his, by the decree of the Great
Spirit, and the white man pressing
on under what he thought aud be-
lieved was not only a devine right
but a Christian duty. The fiist
act cf the bloody drama might
well be said to have commenced
with Phillip of Naraganset and to
day the curtain rises, in an uuprt
tentious house at Okmulgee, on
the last scene,
That the Indians have been
grossly wronged by the white man
from tfie beginning of this grea
struggle, no impartial student o
history can successfully deny, anu
the oiily apology that can be offer-
ed for the great wrongs, it is a part
of the Devine plan of Him whe
doeth all things well and that all
has been done in obedience in
to an inexorable decree from higb
heaven and thartne plundering oi
the Indian was done for the g'.on
of God and the advanccmeut o!
However, it is row too late and
would be entirely inappropriate lr
enter into a long diseitation uj-oi
the right and wrong of the quts
tion. We are confronted with the
condition that has cbrystalized in
the crucible of time after an expos-
ure of over two hundred years.
The Indian as an entity is dead
dead, dead, and iLjncw only re-
mains for those who are this dav
nstalied as 'be iu!ers of a onct
mighty tribe to chant i:s reqniei
nd proceed with the burial of the
he chief that is sworn iu icriay
the last that will ever wield ti.e
sc°ptre of tribal authority ai:c'.
when he lays it down it goes down
forever. Never again will he call
togather in grand council tlt
houses of kings and warr.'ors :i.
solemn conclave to deliberate upon
the affairs of a once great nation
The day of the nation's destiny is
at a clo e. Those old ful!-blooe
j.atiiots who have resisted the en-
croachments of the high, r c vili.
Uicn to the last ditch, have no
further appeal, ti e star of tlici:
fate is fast declining and thev can
only dream of the joys of the;r )ou«
"the:ished tribal rites and customs
in their slumbers.
The gardens of nature from
which Be has gathered with slight
and in silence contemplate a scene
surpassed only in the garden of
th(j gods. All in changed now
the herds of tha white man have
trampled t'.e flowers to death, the
songsterj that used to siug a song
of welcome to the rising sun are
sileuf, the frightful scream of the
ir >n ho-se and the wanton cruelty
of the white invader have annihi-
lated all. 1 ue end is at hand.
The time has come for the Indian
to change his whole course of life.
No longer will his wants be sup
plied from the garden of nature
but "by the sweat of his brow he
shall cut bread," heanceforth.
It new remaing for them to real-
ize the actual conditions that con-
front ti:em. The sole object now
of they now in authority and iu
•lu'ence with these people should be
to impress it upon them that they
ere r.o longer Indians, but have
under a decree of the Great Spirit
•j.'en transformed into American
citizens and that they must get in
to the line of the procession and
march en ward and upward. Teat.b
t:iem, if possible, that resistance is
not only useless but ruinious.
May the Great Creator and Pre-
server of the Universe help them
to come to a full realization of the
position they uow hold in the ma
'.erial world and may the last drop
of the curtain, soon to occur, be
upon a happy, prosperous and con-
tented people.—Claremore Mes-
flK is tli
| Brinson & Patterson.
| 'PHCNE 73. - - CHELSEA, I. T.
t— > i? n H
effort a bountiful subsistence, hav
been inveded and dismantled bv
the ruthless hand of a boasted
civilization and he is now left to
the sad alternative of dig or starve.
Never age in can he go forth in the
beautiful springtime when the
Great Spirit has sent back his gift
of the sea of beautiful flowers that
cover the vast plaius, and the air
was filled with a melody from the
throats of a thousand song birds
STILL IN AUSTRALIA.
C. V, Rogers has received the
following letter from his son
Harden, N«w Sooth Walks,
Australia, Nov. 1903.—My Dear
Father. I will write you again
aud tell you where I am and that
' am doing all rglit. I wiote you
j. f--w weeks ago from Sydney
suppose you got it. I am away
>.ack in the interior of the country
a here all the stock ranches are
-ocated. This was a great stock
country befcre the drouth which
•astcd for years. It is a timbered
.ouulry, trees all over but not thick
ike a g:ove. This is a good year
iere, and the country looks very
pretty. It is getting summer here
..ow. It is t'js greatest sheep
-•ountr/iu the world. I will be
jut he-re a skort time longer, and
then go to Melbourne and will
leave this country just after Christ-
as, as I can't get home for Christ-
mas. I am awfully sorry I will
not be there,-but when I do come
t will be to stay, for I have cer-1
minly seen a bit and learned some
things since I left, but have had a
very good time.
1 am looking for some mail from
1.; all 10 come out here in s. few
la;, s iu a:.s\ver to the one I wrote
you from New Zealand. Hope it
c jmes, for my last ue*s from home
was daied in April, seven months
I will write to the girls. A mail
leaves here every three weeks. If
you don't get them before Christ-
mas, I do so hope you will all have
a pleasant time and remember that
I am as usu.il enjoying myself,
even though I am thousands of
miles away. Lots of love to all.
Your loving son, Wilue.
U. S. INSPECTOR WRIGHT'S
In the Cherokee nation thirteen
oil and gas leases, comprising 640
acrcs each have been approved by
the department. Twelve of these
were with the Cherokee Oii Sc Gas
corrpauy and one with the CitdiN-
Oil company. A limited m z
of coal has been taken out < i uie
Cherokee nation, the roy.Yty un
which amounted to $2,218 f '..
In the Chitkasaw nation u.'ht
towns have been laid cut ai d Mir-
veyed and 32 iu the Choct:: v. In
the Cherokee nation there have
been 21 town3 surveyed. The
total number of regularly est .b!ish-
ed townsitjs in the Ten i: ury is
297. The amount collected by the
Indian agent on account a town
lots during the year for the several
nations is as follows:
Choctaw aud Chickasaw
nati° s $337. r-7 21
Creek nation 2rr j.r0 22
Cherokee ration 2t.286 40
Total S57C.V23 83
In the Choctaw nation the town-
site commission has 40 tow .s }et
to appraise, r8 of which are small,
with a population of less than 200.
In the Chickasaw nation there are
80 towns to appraise, 68 cf which
have a population of Ipss than 200;
iu the Creek nctton the rppraise-
ment work is complete; in the
Cherokee nation there are 47
towns to apprais;, 21 of which
have less than 200 inhabitauts.
A few depds have been issued for
town juts in the Cherokee naticu.
Few have been issued for town
lots in the Choctaw and Chickasaw
nations. '• '
Mr. Wright refers at length to
the injunction issued by Judge
Wm. H. H. Clayton of the Central
district restraining the officers of
the government from attempting
to collect license taxes imposed
upon merchants. He states that
this decision has cost the two
tribes many thousands of dollars
in revenue. The amonnt of money
collected on accourt of the taxes
on live stock brought into the
Chickasaw nation was $30,5t 1.65.
There was collected $24,795.70
under the regulations governing
the grazing of cattle upon the pub-
lic domain in the Creek nation.
No revenue has been derived i' a
taxes upon merchants doing busi-
ness in the Creek nation since
issuance of the restraining older
by Joseph A. Gill, judge < f t'r.e
| Western district, on May 27, 19 3.
The total revenue collected i.i tUe
Creek nation for the year cl
ed to $237,76071.
In the Cherokee nation the larg-
est item of revenue collected was
.he rovalty on hay which au< .mt-
ed to $3,444.82. The total rev. nue
of the nation amounted to $58,-
620.88, of which $21,286.40, was
on accDunt of payment for town
STRAYED or STOLEN,
Irorn my farm miles north of
Centralia, 5 he- I ^f mules branded
S on left shouider. Will pay $10
reward for tucir return or informa-
tion leadi'Jv, to recovery. B. D.
Penning'":!, centralia I. T,
CROOM'S COMMERCIAL COL-
LEGE AT MUSKOGEE.
Is not a school of theory lit of
Actual Business from start to fitish.
They teach by practical methods,
Book keeping, Shorthand, Type*
writing, Telegraphy, and make of
each student a good per man.
Their instruction is individual
which enables them to advance
studgnts much more rapidly thin
other schools that give class iu*
struction. They secure positions^
Write ior catalog.
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