The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 23, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 11, 1892 Page: 2 of 4
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fUCO Far "jToar In. Advatioa.
rnbttthtd ThnmlRTii bjr
mi Indian CiiiirtAin PunusiiiNtiCoMrAN.
M. Jt. MAKKS Editor.
JC. E. JHLFOKU Manager.
VinitaTindTTkii. Fun. Tl 1892.
The clectorial collcgo for
will lmvo 441 votes.
The Louisiana lottery is about
to succumb at last. Another na-
tional disgraco about to bo wiped
A im.ij lias been introduced In
tlio Hcnalo providing for the en-
listment of .1000 Indians in the
Aiikansab 1b asking congress for
an npproprietion of one million
dollars for the improvement of tlio
The mines at McAleslor aro in
tho throes of a great strike ono
thousand miners liaving laid down
their tools and demanded better
New Yohk has thirty-six dec-
torial votes a voto equal to that
of Maine Delaware Florida Ne-
vada Idaho Montana Nebiaska
North Dakota and Wyoming com-bincd.
DELEGATE ARVBY'S VIEWS.
The first number of tho Texas
Live Stock and Agricultural Jour-
nal published ut Saint Jo comes
to our exchango tablo this week.
If subsequent lumbers compare
favorably with tho first thero will
bo no question as to its success.
It is not improbable that Arizo
na Utah and New Mexico will be
admitted to stutehood during the
present congress but Oklahoma
will lmvo to wait for the five tribes
and baring Alaska will bo last of
tho territories to bo admitted to
tho sisterhood of states.
Vice Puesidkst Morton ha
submitted to the senate a resolu-
tion of tho National Farmers' Alli-
ance and Industrial Union pray-
ing that manufactured articles of
cotton goods be relieved from any
duly whatever and placed on the
Senator Moruan has introduced!
a bill extending the jurisdiction of
tho United States supremo court
over tho Indian Territory. If tho
bill should b'.-como a law appeals
may then bo token from tho su-
preme court of tho five nations.
It is thought that it will elovato
the standard of Indian courts.
Exoorpt From ft tifettor to tho Ok-
Our success in getting tho Strip
opened speedily Is going to do-
pend largely on tho ruleR adopted.
You understand that tho house
has adopted no code of rule?; thoy
are now under discussion. If tho
power is lodged in the committeo
on appropriations which thoy
seek it will ho a hard pull to get
tho Strip matter as framed by com-
mission through this sossion. I
say this in confidence. There will
ho no troublo to got votes enough
in tho houso for almost any meas-
lire prbvidlng it can bo gotten be-
foro tho house. I can speak moro
advisotlly about tho Strip when wo
know fioinothing moro of tho rules
that will bo adoptod.
T inlrniliiripd 111V outlet bill for
two reasons :
First in tho fear that tho Cher
okoo commission would Jail in
their negotiations and
Secondly that tho rules would
bo so framed by this economical
congress as to givo groat power to
tho committee on appropriations
and that they would use that pow-
er to prevent tho largo appropria-
tion mado necessary by this agree-
motit. II it becomos clear that
tho houso will not ratify tho agree-
ment I am quite confident that my
bill will work through.
About statehood I delayed the
introduction of tho statehood bill
until tho arrival of tho various del-
ocatos who were to como hero rep-
ri.ntiiini? tho fivo nations. Have
had a consultation with the major
ity or them ana learn irom mem
that their people are very hostile
to being enclosod in tho boundaries
of the proposed state but tho del-
egates upon reading the hill and
goi'-'ng a clear understanding of it
and understanding that it seems
to be the only .feasible way for ob-
taining full jurisdiction in court
matters are inclined to look with
favor upon the hill. I had corres-
ponded with them early in the sea-
son and felt bound to withhold my
hill until they could know some-
thing of its urovisions. No time
has been lost by this delay as tho
committee on territories will con-
sider all the statehood bills togeth-
er and they will have equal chauc-
s on tho calendar.
WORDS FnOU WASHINGTON.
and create out of tho twq tho 8tato Boomers ato invading tho Strip
of Oklahoma betoro. tho Houso lftvlf. tlroti of wMUnn for
Committeo will furnish a test of
tho committee as to what thoy do-
fliro to bo dono. Tho bill Is very
imporfect and ono can read Gulh-b m . ' .
. . . .' ... - . if Tim Kniitiif.kv tinnnra nrn lrnnl
ro.Uklrthoma all along between "-"".-" - - "r
I UUOT VAMVDIIIH ! WbllUUIIUIIIK
Mr. Mansur's bill torcgulatc.do-
fino establish and accuro tho civil
political and property rights of
such American citizens as havo
intermarriod with tho Chickasaw
Indians must havo boon drawn by
Hon. Sam Paul in ono of his
dreamiest moods. It is not suffi-
cient to say that "it cans the cli-
max" but it is tho climax and
mIiows how uttorly rocklcsB legis-
lation in rcferenco to Indians
IIIIJI1I UVUUIIlt'i s I
J fptrtn nnnDnimin t. A Tina ' 1
An imorviow wiin uontfrossmcu
Maneur of Missouri.
tho ratification of tho commission.
busy exposing and denouncing
frauds. Tho Mountain Echo has
finished tho job for ono J. II. Beck
who in said to have canvassed that
part of tho stato. representing him-
self to bo an authorized attorney or
roprosciitative of tho Chcrokeo na-
tion Indian Torrltory hunting
claimants to tho rights of citizen-
ship in tho nation for which ser-
vices he charged a good round feo
demanding a largo slico of it in ad-
Vnnco and in this manner had
duped our people out of 81000 to
5l"UU. uouricr Journal.
T. E. THOMPSON
FEED ffl IM EEMIE
The Editor of Tho
No money consideration can com-
pensate a man for having indulgod
in ''sharp practices" besides it is
not necessary to success in busi-
ness. Frankness in business is
better then duplicity and no man
can afford to stoop to dishonorable
methods to obtain riches. Thoro
nro Bomo mighty good things in
this world that monoy will not
buy among others a clear con-
science after having lived a dishon-
Advices from Washington indi-
cate that the salo of tho Strip will
not bo ratified during the' present
congress. If it should go over un-
til next wintor a chanco for a full
investigation of the whole matter
will be had and tho peoplo of this
nation should insist upon all tho
facts in this case being brought
out. It is a well known fact that
the fifth article will not hear a very
rlcid inspection. Tho delay of
congress may be a god-soud yet
There probably never has been
a law enacted in this nation that
has been more often and more flag
rantly violated than tho pormit
Jaw. There is a very general sen-
timent among farmers and stock-
men who hire a good deal of tran-
sient help that th"re is an elo-
ment of injustice in tho whole bus
iness and that it worKs a hardship
upon those who should be helped
rather than retarded in their en-
terprises. However the law
should either be enforced or strick-
en from tho statutes of the country
probably the latter.
Much thought is being bestowed
upon" the condition of the Indian
Torritory at this time and moro
specially by people who have any
connection" or association with
mblio life and much more ospec-
lullv since the president ealled pub-
lie attention in his last annual
The tone of the communications
from various parties in Washing-
ton from tills country plainly in-
dicate that tho government has in
contemplation some radical
changes in its policy toward tho
Indians of this territory. The
more intelligent of our people re-
alize tho full forro of the meaning
of tho government's attitude to-
wards the Indian and appreciate
the necessity of being ready for
the change when It docs come and
the time is rapidly passing when
a iuan'b patriotism or honesty is
questioned when lib attempts to
discuss n change of government.
However thero nro thoso who still
sing tho syren song that wo are
All right and that all we have to do
Is to bury our head in the snnd r
ottrleh Hko arid await results.
The incontrovertible ovldcnco of
impending danger etill accumuluto
and If w get worsted 'twill not
ootue iuc u Johnstown noon
writ tine it on the wall and
who runt may read." fo
5 . - . .. j. n
lion of things down tliore 01 nvo
independent governments within
tho limits of the United Slated.
On tho point that there ought to
bo chango and a radical change
in tho relations of thu five nations
to the United States all havo
On tho ono othor vital and all
important point of how to bring
that change about thoro is neither
conclusion or agreement. They
are yet searching for a legal way.
l'hoy aro searching their libraries
and histories for precedents. Thoy
are taxing their ingenuity for
reasons. In the absence of all of
which they will abandon tho hunt
for a legal way and contont them-
selvos with a way holding in re-
herve that heathen and extreme
resource which tho Anglo-Saxon
lias always been known to possess
in such abundance as to serve tho
purpose of an emergency. If the
Indians of Indian Territory had no
land there would not bo that solic-
itude for them and that anxiety
to make businoss partners of them.
Tho puople of the United States
are always offering to trade with
Indians tor their lands and yet if
there is a single instance where In-
dians received full value for their
hinds or for tho unos of them we
would be glad to have some ono
point it out." In all of these casus
the universal law of trade lone its
force. Tlio demand for Indian
lands does not increase their value.
Tho Anglo-Saxon race always fur-
nishes plenty of volunteers in any
expedition fur oonquost so when
they get ready to move on tin
five nations having agreed upon
a wav the volunteers will be
furthcoming. Already poople high-
est in public and ollieial life here
and oonneoted with Indian legisla-
tion tell the representatives of the
five nations they had just as well
tn-kc up their minds to it that
christian civilization and progress
l.avb loft their Christianity at
Iiuiiih; that prepared or unprepar-
ed fur it as some of the Indians may
bo. the march of events cannot he
:un: uiui mnu is wovenmy u
No man in cither houso is better
qualified by research and cxpor-
ienco to speak of tentorial matters
than Representative Mansur of
Missouri and ho is tho houso au-
thority in such matters. Speak-
imr concerning the Cherokee lands
ho first referred to the results of
the commission's work on which
ho commented as follows: "This
would make the lands of the Cher-
okecs west of tho Arkansas river
and not othorwiso disposed of
0022000 acres in round numbers
cost 81.43 plus per aero and to se-
cure a ratification of this treaty
requires an act of congress. It
might bo remembered that in tho
original act creating the Cherokee
commission they are authorized to
av the Cherokee nation 81.25 per
acre for these lands whereupon if
accepted the president by procla-
mation can throw tho lands open
to settlement. Tho eighteen cents
additional per ucro is reported by
the commission to bo compensa
tion to the Cherokee nation for all
reversionary interests of every
kind in and to tho lands of tho
east end of the strip heretofore
conveyed to the Cherokee nation
in trust by separate conveyances
to the United States for the use of
tho Osagcs Kansas Missourias
and other tribes there located. It
is hardly probable that the presi-
dent will submit the matter to con-
gress for several weeks yet. Con-
sidering the amount involved and
the slowncSB with which congress
acts I sco no prospect for settlo
ment of these lands prior to the
summer season. The best I think
the settlers can now hope for is to .
enter in time to break u ;ho hum-
mer sod and have have . become
fallow for fall wheat sowing." j
"What in your opinion can bo
dono to prevent o much specula-
lation and contesting of town lots
and to secure a better location and
reservation of town sites?''
"These questions have been .
given considerable thought and in i
any bill to ratify the agreement i
made by tho Cherokee commission '
or to throw open the lands of the
Cherokeo strip for settlement our
committee will securo provisions
in the bill substantially as fol-
lows: "The secretary of tho interior
shall causo all the lands of the
Cherokee strip hereby opened to
settlement lying west of the nine-
seventh meridian ot longitude
Tho "Twlce-a-Wcok" St. Louis
Republic contains moro and fresh-
or nows than any weekly paper
published in America. It is issued
each Tuesday and Friday and con-
sists of fmm fourteen to sixteen
Will Pay tho Cash for
GRAIN AND PRODUCE
Of ovory description including Oats Corn Apples Potatoes Hides
Fura Wool Pecans etc.
Consignments solicited ; also ordors for largo lots. oct22tf
"trix-lta i i Ind. Tor.
pages every wcok yot tho price is
only ono dollar a yoar. It is tho
lenuine democratic paper of tho
country and has a special tariff
department edited by Hon. Win.
L. Wilson. M. C. It will bo India-
pcnsablo during tho great political
campaign of 1802. Send for free
samplo copy to Tho Ropublic St.
m.SNOI.UTlO OF CO.rAUT.tKRSIII!'.
Tho Arm of U. Ilnjnltn ft Co. It IhUilirtllt-
tnl?rl by limitation U lUjclen conllnur
Hid btulnrtt und t'lomn ll lUbllltlct nj
eollretn all nmi due tilil firm
SO-SJ II U. IlAUAItS
Chontcaa Jtn II 1891 It L. llAloil.
m. at It Brines Success
Closes its Winter Term
AMD OPENS FOR THE
MARCH 7TH 1892.
A. FOYIL Foyil Ind. Ter.
KEEPS A FUIjIj
GENERAL t STOCK OF GOODS.
const A-NTiy oisr i-ia.jd.
EMBRACES 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.
Saddles Harness Glass and Quensware.
Tries to keep what the People Need.
Our January Clearing Sale
is now iNdfull blast.
TO MAKE ROOM FOR
We will sell all good
at a large discount.
! MEN'S I CLOTHING
Finest Line of BOOTS and SHOES
ever brought to Vinita now open
J. S. THOMASON
Successor to Chouteau & Thomnson.
EAST ROOM OP PATTON BUILDING.
C. HA YD EN
Has a Full and Complete Stock
.. of .'.
&t6U &.c3Wk 3
Tho Academy is looking for-
ward and not hack; it points to
its ten 3'i-nra of splendid service
only to give assurance that it in-
tends to he and expects to bo
Tho First School in tlio Natiop.
llizunshln and beini; placed
within soma territory or slato of
tho United States and under its
laws mid owinu ullcgieuco to the
United States arocowllUonn which
the Indians of tho flvo civilized
nations of tho Indian Torritory
must accept and not ho too long
about it. Tliuso conditions go to
tho Indians down thoro as an un
written umi unoflicinl ultimatum
and this radical ultimatum does
not seem to have coupled with It
any promises to nay tho Indians
wnal llioy owo tticm. This is a
queer stato of things as presented.
Tho Indians havo td Hunt to keen
the United fitatea from taking th'ofr
jnnug ana utter they huyp Ijepn
taken then tho Ii'dians havo to
filtht to set tho monov for them
They nlwnya get too little and yet
havo to cive part of what fhev aro
" "' v-l --.. -. . . '
Un itin lirml u"uu " Si mo oaianco.
"in io uiciuuu tue Jiiuian territory
along with Oklahoma Territory
to be laid off into counties as near-
ly as may be made thirty miles
square and all that p'ut of the
land hereby openod to settlement
lying east of said ninety-seventh
meridian of longitude and south of
the Arkansas river shall be and '
constitute one county and all that
fiart lying east of said meridian of
ungitude and west of the Arkan-
sas river shall be attached to and
form a part of the county adjacent
on the west. He shall select
and reservo for settlement 3G0
acrcB in a square form as nearly
in the center ot each county hero-
by created as an appropriate and
good location for a town site which
can be selected which when so
selected and located shall bo re-1
served and become the county seat
of such county. The secretary
shall cause the same to be survey-
ed and platted and shall under
buitahle rules und proportion
cause the lots in each county seat
to be sold at auction not more
than three lots to one person or
firm. Tho proceeds shall be ap-
plied to. the orection ot county
buildings and any surplus be de-
voted to school purposed. Proper
reservations shall he made for pub-
lic purposes parks etc."
Do you notice that nil tho Cher-
okee teachers with the exception
of about three iiiph and half a doz-
en women belong to tho Downing
party? In the seminaries and or-
phan axylum they are all Dowulugs
without a single exception. The
parly lines do not stop with the
appointment ot oflicers but even
a teacher in order to gel a school
must be a Downing man. This is
very encouraging to tho teacher's
profession suppose both parties
carried this out. Every tlmo the
National caino into power Down-
ing teachers would have to turn
over or elso go out of business. and
vice versa. It is to bad that such
saored institutions as our public
and high schools must he brought
down on a par with tho low and
degraded politics ol tho country.
Teachers as well as men of other
professjous onght to be free to voto
for whom or with what party tjoy
Would to God that not only tho
Arrow but everybody else In thin
country would got their oyes open
enough to take this view of tho
situation. But then 'tis tho Ar-
row's ox that is gored this tlmo.
A First Glass Barber Shop
--IN VINITA. 53
South Room of Hotel Cobb
J. K Hancock liat nnilerttlcrn the manftice
raent of the Initltntlon and will tut bit tarn-
cat endravora to make It a ancren A com-
petent barber IU be fori nd in the ahoji 2llf.
From Kansas City to
Chicago Omaha Lincoln;
St. 'Joseph Denver
St Paul Minneapolis.
Pullman Palaco Slooplncrr.Car.
Freo Reclining Chair Cars.
Only Ono Change of Cars to
Tho Atlantic or Pacific Coasts
THE BEST t-INE FOR
The Black Hills
AND ALL POINTS
NORTH EAST and WEST.
JL. a. DAWES
General I'ass. Agent. St. Louis Mo.
2?2 I NCLU DI NG p?-
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 lower
than ever before. I respectfully
ask a trial and inspection of
goods and prices.
O. H AYDEN Chouteau I T.
LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MERCHANTS
KANSAS CITY STOCKYARDS
Attention! Stockmen and Farmers.
I linio n l'ull nml Com)loto I.I up or
Stock Sales Harness
and nil Rood foiim! In n
First-Class Harness Shop I
With Trice to Milt tho Times.
I iimploy nono but thorough workmen uping
tno boat of maturiul mid guarantee nil goqds iui
first-class in ovory roHjioct.
Boots and Shoes
MADE TO ORDER.
Cow Boy Boots a Specialty.
All JInIt Orders Itcrclro Prompt
TROUBLE TO SH0V GOODS.
LEE BARRETT Vinita..
A PENTI.E.MAJJ Jiving in tho oast-
urn port of Pejawaro djeirjpt wr9
as follows "If my term ofsub
scriplion is about to oxpiro and 1
beliove such is tho case send in
your 0SC9int and I'll promptly
remit as I would not do without
the paper for tho host hordo on my
farm (and this Is not flattery eltl)f
or)" Thj Chieftain seoms not to
be laboring altogether In vain
AFTON IND TER..
Will gave a few pointers on Bus-
iness in this space next week.
Are a necessity in every Household in the
Aromon'o Pharmacy formerly Patton & Co's.
ffeUI tllldll b Meets all these Points to the Letter.
To procure them Fresh with Safety and
at a Fair Price is important.
M. L. & W. M. CAMPBELL
GEM - DRUG - STORED
Seneca -:- Missouri.
CAtlRY THE FINEST LINE OF
DRUGS PAINTS OILS WALL PAPER
In Southwest Missouri
abovu linn nii'l II. wl!l
carefully lllleil with purest drugs.
uiuv nni.1. i m ui
KcikI thorn an onlur Tor nnythltiK in tlio
receive prompt rmvniion. rruscripiiuns
048 WEST SIDE CHEROKEE AVENUE BENEOA MISSOURI.
Prescriptions Carefully Billed.
A U-imie book frre AiMrtM
W.T. FITZ GERALD AU'jr-tt-Liw
Cor eihimirsit. tr.ki.tto i). c
A NEW HERD STARTED.
Tu.ru In your stocU and wp will hunt
it at Q a ypnr in Reason anil out ol
eention lirel (lira or green heads.
V. B. BMITH
Lonapali ( f .
tween II I k
fir oo L anil
Sol(t and Repair.
J. S. THOMASON Prop.
"'7 j 73
An expert watchmaker linB been
employed nnd tliJB department of
Patronize Home Industry !
Treei Vinci Small Frulti Eoiee &o.
from tht -
WE HAVE. TO OFFER TO
THE BIMlINO TRADE AMONG
At Vinita Ind. Ter.
A completo stock of HuihlorM1 Mat 'rial
Cement Limn. Lath Doors Windows
Mouldings Mixed Paints Wall Taper Elei.
Yellow Pine Finishing Lumber o Cypress Shingles a Specialty
PRIOE3 FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. t
W. L. TROTT.
ADAIR INDIAN TER'Y.
the storo will hereafter bo kept up
to tho highest s'andnrd. Pflj-tjcB
Fine Watches Repaired
may be assured that if loft with us
p mwm ' mmtM
they will receive careful attention.
Engraving Skillfully Dene.
Ono nnd Two-Ycar-Old
Troos (very fine) nt
VERV 10 W PKI0E8.
Thoso wishing to plant this spring
should order early so as to insure
prompt attention. Wrilo for price
list. ' Addrosg
VinlU I T.
AH stock guaranteed true to name.
Dry Goods Groceries Provisions and Hardware;
AN IMMENSE STOGK IS AL WA YS CARRIED.
Will make It on object for tho peoplo of tho Burroundlnjr country to mircliwio
tho upiillcii that thoy may need at our it ro. 5
eeeeu6epnViHHLrfivw j?ji Sa ? . vsSJv i9eeeen
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