The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, November 7, 1895 Page: 2 of 4
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Buy no Stove of any description "until you see W. W. Miller's Supply. Full line of Hardware always in Stock.
$L50 Par ""Tear la .diraaco
rablkl-ed Thursdays by
Tni Cuitrriis fctLismso CorAirr.
D. X. MARKS Editor.
M. E. MILFOKD Manager.
Vinita Ijtd. Ter. Nov. 7 1S95.
SEWS OF COUNCIL.
The editor of The Chieftain.D.
M. Marrs has gone to Tahlequah
to report the doings of council and
seme highly interesting Tahlequah
letters may be expected. If The
Chieftain is anything it is inde-
pendent and fearless. Periodically
the word goes out that the paper
can't or dare not do or say this
that or the other. The Chieftaix
dare not do wrong knowingly and
will not but aside from this it has
just oceans of courage. If you
want an intelligent and truthful
record or affairs at Tahlequah dur-
ing council it will be wise for you
to subscribe for The Chieftain.
The daughter of W. K. Vander-
bilt was married yesterday to the
young duke of Marlborough.
The Republicans had an election
Tuesday and appear to have got
most all the poultry in the yard.
The editor of the advocate has
published his report but unfor
tunately neglected to first have it
Dr. Frazee says he has Hon.
W. P. Boudinot to beat lor the
editorship of the". Advocate. That
is an ambiguous way of saying he
Holmes at Philadelphia and
Durrant at San Francisco were both
convicted last week of atrocious
murders and their punishment
fixed at death.
The secretary of the interior is
not sure that the leases made by
Poor Lo to his white brother for
the use of the former's lands in
Oklahoma are as advantageous as
they sbould be and so has sent an
officer out to look into the matter.
The secretary of the interior
writes that no legal talent is re-
quired to be provided by the
Shawnees to get their money. The
department of justice has taken
upon itself to have certain changes
made in th6 decree by the supreme
court and an early payment is
The question as to whether the
tax-payers of Vinita are to pay an
unjust debt incurred by an inef-
ficient and corrupt administration
is one on which every voter of the
town should have a chance to ex-
press himself at the polls. But
the mere tact that a judgment
does hang over the town has been
for ten years an excuse and a sub-
terfuge for hiding the funds of the
town out of sight.
The town authorities are now
"playing horse"the last break be-
ing the advertising of C. M. Mc-
Clellan's house and lot on south
Wilson street lor sale for taxes. It
might be exceedingly difficult for
them to deliver the goods. They
are making superhuman efforts
now well knowing that what tax
money they do not get in by the
first Monday in December will not
be disbursed according to their
John D. RocKEFELLERthe Stand-
ard Oil magnate and who is a con-
siderable owner of M. K. & T.
railroad stock has just donated
53000000 to Chicago university
51000000 of which is uncondition-
al the balance being conditioned
upon the raising of a like amount
from other sources. Mr. Rockefel-
ler's previous contributions to this
institution reach S4GO0O00; he
has also been a liberal patron of
the Baptist university at Mus-
kogee. A Washington dispatch of the
third saj-s the petition for leave to
file a writ of habeas corpus in the
supreme court of the United States
in the matter of the two men im-
prisoned by Judge C. B. Kilgore
of Indian Territory for contempt
of court which led to the filing of
charges against the judge before
the department of justice will not
be presented to court and it is
probable that no further proceed-
ings will be taken in the matter of
the charges. The men imprison-
ed were J. S. Addington and W.
H. Featherstone the alleged con-
tempt consisting in their refusal to
pay marshals' fees in a suit of the
Armour Bros. Banking Co. vs.
Featheistoue et al. Information
was received here yesterday from
Mr. Davis attorney for Feather-
Etoneand Addinglon that Judge
Kilgore had receded from his po-
sition and discharged the men from
custody. There was therefore no
reason for presenting the petition
or a writ of habeas corpus.
THE CHEROKEE CAPITAL.
FROM THE CENTER OF
Organization or the Senate Tlio (Jun-tcr-Thoinpson
bnt not the Saline Case-Tlie Writer
Drops Into the Cherokees' Past.
TaiilixDaii I. T.. Nor. 5. ISfi.
The lower house of council ef-
fected only a temporary organiza-
tion yesterda' but the senate
branch organized by electing Hon.
Sam Smith president II. M. Wolfe
clerk" and Sam Houston Benge
When the Guntcr-Thompson
contest was reached no one an-
swered for Mr. Thompson and J.
T. Gunter was sworn in and so
the much talked of contest from
Cooweescoowee disappeared like
a fog before the morning sun.
But the Sanders-Hummingbird
contest from Saline will be tried
today (Tuesday) and as thero was
only a majority of nine in favor of
Hummingbird and as Sargeah
Sanders is a National and the
seating of him would give his party
a two-thirds majority in the sen-
ate the knowing ones predict that
he will be seated.
The "third house" is unusually
large this year and the ubiquitous
lellow that wants something is on
hand button-holing members and
urging his claim day and night;
they are like the poor described
by our Savior "always with us."
Sam Maj-es will take the oath of
office as principal chief of the
Cherokee nation today and deliver
his message this afternoon if there
is no break in the program.
The invincible claimant is here
to press his claim for a "right" as
usual but he is not nearly as num-
erous as on other occasions.
It is f aid that George Benge has
a cinch on the treasuryship but
the Advocate persimmon still
banes aloft with the poles of
Frazee Waddie Hudson and Col.
W. P. Boudinot reaching for it.
Treasurer Starr who for a
month has been paying intruders
for their improvements according
to the appraisement made by the
United States board returned Sun-
day. The total value of the im-
provements was SGS000 to be di-
vided between ninety intruders.
Only forty-seven accepted pay-
ment which was S3S.000. The
Cherokee nation has fulfilled its
part of the Strip agreement and
it now remains for the govenment
to fulfill its part by moving the
intruders commencing on Jan-
uary 1 1895.
The peaceful pleasant and hos
pitable old town of Tahlequah is
in a blaze of glory. She is full to
overflowing. Council time is a
kind of reunion and jubilee com-
bined. Here once a year the lead-
ing spirits of the Cherokees from
all parts of tba nation come and
have a high old time. This has
been their custom eo long it has
been like the old Israelitish pass-
over to them and so for more
than fifty years they have come
nere annually. Ana Here began
the reign of the illustrious John
Ross as principal chief surrounded
as chief advisors by such noted
and honored Cherokees as Going-
Snake Stephen Foreman. John
Benge Edward Gunter Jesse
Bushyhead and man' others both
Eastern and Western Cherokee?
who a year later at Tahlequah
promulgated the Cherokee con-
stitution which has proven to be
a Gibralter of protection to the
generations of Cherokees. The
solemn and majestic dignity of the
preamble to that historic old doc-
ument is worthy of repetition now
and here and is some sort of an
index to the character and ability
of Uiose who framed it. It began
"We the people of the Cherokee
nation in national council assem-
bled in order to establish justice
insure tranquility promote the
common welfare and lo secure to
ourselves and our posterity the
blessings of freedom acknowledg-
ing with humility and gratitude
tiie goodness of the sovereign
ruler of the universe in permitting
us so to do and imploring His aid
and guidance in its accomplishment
do ordain and establish this con-
stitution for the government of the
Thus was re-established a na-
tion that had existed as a separate
and distinct government with all
the attributes of sovereignty from
a period extending baik through
the centuries beyond the records
and the memory of man and thus
continues the Cherokee nation to
this day. After the vicissitudes of
nft--6even years that have passffd
by on the wings of light and shad-
ow the council fires of the Cher-
okees arc again kindled and the
good old town of Tahlequah is
again a blaze of glory. For more
fian half a century! this pictur-
esque and hospitable Indian town
has stood among the hills the
Mecca of Cherokee statesman of
every degree some of whom have
made our nation famous at home
and abntad and have won for the
tribe Ihe distinction of being the
leading Indian nation on the !
North American continent.
The old red brick council house
surrounded 03- its grove of stalely
locust and walnut trees has wit-
nessed the coming and going of
three generations of statesmen
some of whom have challenged the
world 10 surpass them in natural
ability and rugged honesty while
others have distinguished thcni-
pelves by their cunning rascality
and brought discredit and disgrace
upon the venerable old walls.
Yesterday we talked with a
grizzled old Indian grand-father
who came west in 1S3S with the
Eastern Cherokees who cro5?ed the
continent leaviug the graves of
their kst loved ones far behind.
The good old man marked out
with his hickory cane on the
ground under a tree in the Capitol
yard the route with minute details
from the old home in the east out
through Georgia and Alabama and
a portion ot Tennessee across the
turbid Mississippi the most re-
markable spot DeSoto found af-
ter a life-time of travel how they
came through the swamps aud
over the hills of Arkansas foot-
sore and weary to what was to" be
their home and hunting ground
"as long as grass grew and water
ran." There was a tinge of sad-
ness in the old man's voice as he
recounted the history of his peo-
ple. It was by military force that
this removal was made and cost
the United States government
more than a million dollars. And
now it seems like the "irony of
fate" that the tribe that had re-
sponded so readily to the ways
of civilization and had become
amalgamated and almost lost in
the Anglo-Saxon race should fall
first before the mighty tread of
nineteenth century civilization.
There is nothing more patent to
the keen observer of men and
things than that the average In-
dian loves his nation especially
the capital town of Tahlequah the
most noted and ancient town in the
whole Indian country. Ah what
a wealth of Indian lore of tradi-
tion of legend and of glory clus-
ters around this peaceful old town.
No wonder it is here is fostered
and kept alive the sentiment that
burns in every real Indian's breast
the sentiment that be it called
prejudice or whatever else it may
is the thing that chiefly distin-
guishes an Indian from a white man
and it is the indefinable something
that causes an Indian to prefer
death lo the relinquishment of
what has so often been designated
FORT SMITH LETTER.
Many Appeals Filed Another of the
Uland-McElroy Witnesses Killed.
The November term of the Unit-
ed States court began Mondny.
Ihe grand and petit juries were
cmpannelled and Judge Parker de
livered an excellent and most forc-
ible charge to them. The docket
is very heavy but does not con-
tain as many noted cases as either
of the two previous terms.
The Dawes commission was noti-
fied today that Gov. Mosely of the
Chickasaw nation had appointed a
committee to meet a delegation
from the Choctaw nation to agree
upon the terms upon which they
would accept the oilers made by
Capt. J. M. Baxter late United
States jailer was struck in the
face toda' by a man named Wal-
lace and his nose was broken.
Capt. Baxter was trying to collect
a debt and Wallace used a cane.
The news of the shooting of an-
other of the prosecuting witnesses
in the Bland-McElroy case reach-
ed here Monday. Dr. Bregss of
Ingalls O. T- is the last victim
and his 'son John Breggs is under
arrest for the crime. Mrs. Viola
Miller Bruce Miller's widow is
also said to have eloped.
Henry Slarr murder time for
perfecting appeal extended to Nov.
Bob Brown manslaughter; 5
years at columhus and 500 line.
John Brown murder; petition
for writ or error filed.
Ed iikey rape; same.
Alex. Allen murder; writ of
error and stay of execution issued.
Jake Nelson violating inter-
course law; plea guilt; U0 davs
Pierce Brandon larceny; sen-
tence reduced to G months in jail.
Frank Martin introducing and
selling; plea guilt'; 50 days and
Jack Piceton violating inter-
course law; jury trial and verdict
Sandy Locust violating . inter
course law; plea guilt-; 0 davs
O. II Reed passing counter-
feit money on trial.
The Atturuey-Ueuerals' Report.
The report of the attorney-general
of this nation is a chapter ot
blood that is appalling when we
consider that but about 30000 per-
sons are amenable to CheroKee
law. BeginningJan. SlS95he has
prosecuted up to Oct. 9 the fol-
lowing murder cases:
Bill Chuwee charged with the
minder of Jos. Stover in Going-
snake district; acquitted. The of-
ficer was prevented by this case
from posecuting a murderer in
Delaware district whose trial oc-
curred at the same time.
George Parris for murdering
Taylor Sixkiller in Tahlequah;
acquitted; killing accidental.
Sam Roach murdering his cous-
in Sam Goody Illinois; acquitted;
Charles Beck murder of Jess
Bibles in Cooweescoowee; acquit-
ted. Runabout Askwater murder of
John Wolfe Tahlequah; mistrial
Coowee Doling murder of Chas.
Ross in Tahlequah; mistrial.
Sam Lacey Saline; convicted of
manslaughter and sentenced to
Sam Squirrel murder of Jos.
Dirtwater in Delawaro; man-
slaughter six ears.
Stool Sequoyah Tahlequah dis-
trict; manslaughter; five years.
John Rhine murder of Ellis
Whittnire Goingnakc; acquitted.
Joe Bunch murder of Frank Me-
Lemore Flint; acquitted.
Frog Davis murder of J. T.
Musgrove Cooweescoowee; co:
victed and executed.
Yet pending two inurdsr cases
in Tahlequah two in Illinois and
ono in Cooweescoowee most of
which have been on hand for quite
awhile and been continued for sev-
eral years. These continuances
arc most always caused by some
witness failing to attend court
sometimes just because he does
not want to attend and other times
because some sheriff or deputy
fails to do his duty. I think our
law ought lo he amended so as to
give our judges power to imprison
for contempt. A fine for a man
who has nothing more than the
clothes that cover his hack is a
very inadequate means for com-
pelling his attendance before a
court of justice.
It appears that wo need some
legislation on the subject of acci-
dental killiugs and I would most
respectfully recommend that there
be a law passed making it a penal
offense for a person to playfully
point a gun or a pistol at another;
and also that our murder and man-
slaughter law be amended so tnat
the careless and negligent killing
of a person bo clearly defined
to be manslaughter so that men
will not be allowed to trifle with
the lives of their fellow men by
the indiscrete and criminal
careless use of firearms and other
dangerous agencies. This charac-
ter of homicide was manslaughter
and in some instances murder at
common law and so far as my in-
formation goes it is made man-
slaughter in nearly all if not quite
all the states of the American
union to cause the death of anoth-
er when by the exercise of due
care and discrete means one could
have prevented it. Our law does
not at present describe this char-
acter of killing and it leaves room
for a discussion as to whether it is
criminal or not. Our judges too
frequently leave the interpretation
of the law to the lawyers or to the
jury after they hear the lawyers
and that interpretation very fre-
quently is on the side of the ab'est
A Letter From the Commission.
l)Er.KTJENT or mi: I.vriaiion. 1
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To the honorable.
ble. the nrlnclpil cliler of the
Clicrokiv nation. Ta
The undersigned commissioners
appointed for that purpose by the
United States propose to negoti-
ate with the Cherokee nation for
the purpose of exchanging by said
nation unon terms that shall he
just fair and reasonable to all con-
cerned or interested therein the
present tribal title of said nation to
its lands and other property for I
an equal division among all citiz
ens of the tribe entitled to share I
therein and an adjustment and j
full settlement of all demands I
claims and otln r unsettled matters ;
of any kind existing between tie '
United Statts and said nation so j
raras may ue nectary am. proper
tVir flirt liltifimto fr?ilmn nf n tarn.
torial or stale government under
authority of the United States
embracing said Cherokee nation
and such other nations in the Ind-
ian Territory as may desire to be-
come a part thereof.
The United States to put each
person in possession of the lands
to which he is so entitled without
expense to him and the tribal gov-
ernment to remain in authority un-
til the completion of the changes
herein proposed and as much
longer as shall be agreed upon in
Henry L Dawes
Frank C. Armstrong
Archibald S. .McKlnnon.
Tiios. 15. Cabaniss
A. B. Montgomery.
A Red Letter Dar.
Claremore's first genuine circus
day(they had two circuses the same
day) is thus describtd in part by
With the shows Monday came
more or less bud whiskey and sev-
eral of the boys became somewhat
hilarious and felt a little inclined
to take the town in as well as the
shows. A new marshal in the pur-
son of Wm. S. Miles had bc-.'n
elected by council Friday night
and John McDauiel thought that
afternoon to try his nerve and grit
and he carried his by-play with
his six-shooter a little too far and
Marshal Miles having every right
lo believe that his life was in dan-
ger and getting the drop on him
shot him through the head. The
shooting occurred near the stock
yards o'f the Valley road and just
before Lenien Bros circus was
over. McDauiel was riding a horse
at the time ot the shooting and he
fell to the ground and soon Io-t
consciousness which he never re-
gained dying that night at the
residence of his mother at a liltle
after 11 o'clock. Immedia'ely
after the tragedy Miles gave him-
self up to the sheriff and he now
has practically his liberly. The
burial of McDanicl took place the
next day in tho cemetery.
The excitement ran high for a
time after the tragedy and several
arrests were made and the cala-
boose began to fill up rapidly
when one of the prisoners set it on
fire and all those confined in it
were turned loose. Quietness was
soon restored and the city was un-
usually quiet that i.ight consider-
ing the crowd that was hero.
During the excitement Alex
Cochran's horse ran over Uncle
Joe Tcague blacking his eye and
bruising him on the breast and
A REMIXISCCiCE OF THE WAR.
Ratllo of Ronnd Mountain Described
by a Participant.
Thirty-four year ago I a mem-
ber of company K 1st Choctaw
and Chick issiw regiment com-
manded by that grand old mm D.
II o'onper was at an old mission
ne: r North Fork in the Creek na
lion. We moved out and camped
upon Deep Fork; in a lVw days we
were ordered to cook up ti-n days'
rations which we did ami started
on our firt groat campaign. We
traveled on an on over a vast level
nlmoM barren and dreary country
until our food was out and we
halted on the bank-' of the Salt
Fork of the Aikansas river. Here
the oilicers held a conneil of war
and as it was decided that Opoth-
aloho!a was "gone a glimmering"
so far ahead that .e could never
overtake him we started back to-
ward our wagon train.
But every day while marching
north we deployed scouts in front
and flank and these were in our
front. So after we had traveled
some two hours toward the south
a courier overtook us and inform-
ed Gen. Cooper that the had found
them. Our scouts came upon a
high prairie ridge from which the
whole hostile camp could be seen.
Alter parleying with the enemy
awhile the fight commenced. Capt.
Stuart of Titus county. Tex. was
in command of the scouts from the
white regiments and also twelve
men from companies K and I. Our
hoys would fire a shot gallop a
short distance load form a lint
and then give them another volley.
There were two ravines converg-
ing to a point at the enemies'
camp; up these ravines the Indians
swarmed and at the third round
Capt. Stuart was killed and Jasper
Lidle shot through besides many
1 did not know. They kept up
this running fight till the whole
army arrived. This scrimage had
set the liltle old dead grass on fire
but as the grass was short and
scant the firo was not dangerous.
The first sight of the realities of
war the one that chilled my blood
was the enemy passing between
us and the light carrying off their
dead and wounded. Wo formed
at once and poured a vollev into
them which drove them off. That
night wc slept on our guns in hol-
low squares and early next morn-
ing marched forward over the
uattlelield and gathered up our
dead and wounded. We found
their camp descried and lonely
a great heard of old poor bob-
tailed sore-back ponies broken
down wagons and ugly howling
O how gloomy everything look-
ed on that bright November morn-
ing and how fully I tealized the
"horrors of war." I remember
the two Mclntnshos of the Creeks
! nrwl Al.itv Pmir.iil nf lni flinrt:tW!t-
Mai. Brokearm and Trick Abach-
imicco of the Semmoles and of all
... . .
iiig wild combination ot colors in
.. . 1:4. i
tiress anu uig euiuiurs un nine
t ponies. Why ono of our field
' officers carried his sword like a
' shot gun across bis lap and when
' wc stopped rested it against a tree
! as a man would a rifle and one
' evening at officers' drtll.iii fencing
and snord practicyn passing from
a "guard' to a "home" thrust he
cui off about three indies ot Ins
own hat crown.
The years are creeping slowly by. dear
The frost gleam vflnro the flowois have
But thfsi- old tales of "bloody
wars" bring back the sad mem-
ories of those four years of 'hair
breadth escapes"of your most obe
jj . . . .
Cherokee Wolfe and spent so many
pleasant hours with the noble souls
of Adair's Bryant's and Stand
God bless the noble Cherokee;
Adieu. Au revoir. Ta-la. By-by.
Indian A flairs.
The following very discouraging
view of the Indians' condition is
taken by the Globe Democrat; it
would seem as though a doctor
who is able to so thoroughly diag-
nose a case sbould he able to pre-
tcribe the specific or antidote but
in this case none is ventured:
The report of the commissioner
of Indian affairs for the fiscal year
ending June o0 1S95 is tho sixty-
f. iiirth annual statement of the con-
dition and prospects of the various
tribes of the red race. "There are
over a quarter of a million Indians
in the United States" this report
says "and the unquestioned
policy of the government is 'their
civilization and final absorption
into tne great body of the nation."
But to what extent and with what
results has said policy been ap-
plitd? What proportion of the
Indian population lias been civil-
ized and absorbed? How many of
the adult male members ot the
different tribe.- are sel:-supporting
and how many arc capable of per-
forming tho ordinary duties of citi-
zenship? In short what is there
to show for these sixty-four years
efforts to solve the Indian prob-
lem? We know that tho expense
has been enormous aggregating
more than $1000 apiece lor all the
Indians in the country; but in
what respect ha? thi great -xjen-diture
seivcd to justify the theory
and methods of tho government in
this important matter? We are
assured from time to time that
progress is being made in the
work of modifying the Indian char-
acter and fitting it for usefulness;
but the practical proofs of such
progress are not at all satisfactory
to any ono who makes a personal
investigation ot the biibJHct. or
gives careful study to the official
statistic- for a scries of years.
It is true that the b'loodthirs'i-
ihss of the Indians has been re-
strained in a sense but it has not
been eradicated All the tradi-
tional vices of the lace are still in
existence. It has not advanced a
step so far as the substitution of
good qualities for bad ones is con-
cerned. In a few isolated eases
some improvement has taken
place; but generally speaking the
original defects remain and the
savage instincts have not been
subordinated to human aud credit
able feelings and tendencies. The
means of education have been sup-
plied only to be neglected and de-
rided; the opportunities of pros-
perity have been provided only to
demonstrate that the Indian will
not work even for himself unless
be is compelled to do so. In all
essential respect" the civilization
of tho Indians has turned out to be
a costly and miserable failure.
The vat sums of money spent for
that purpose have yielded a poor-
er return than any investment that
our government has ever made.
An honest dilligent persevering
attempt has been made to conveit
the Indian into a profitable quan-
tity and the result is a grievous
disappointment. It is u-eloss to
conceal truth. The part of wis-
dom is to acknowledge the mistake
and seek a more feasible and ef-
fective way of reaching the desired
end instead of prolonging a policy
that should never have been
On the -1th inst. President Cleve-
land issued his proclamation as
"The constant goodness and for-
bearance of Almighty God which
have been vouchsafed to the
American people during tho year
which is just past call for their
sincere acknowledgment of de-
vout gratitude. To the end there-
lore that wc may with thankful
hearts unite in extrolling tho lov-
ing care of our Heavenly Father
"I Grover Cleveland president
of the United States do hereby ap-
point and set apart. Thursday the
2Sth day of the present month of
November as a day of thanksgiv-
ing and prayer to be kept and ob-
served by all our people. On that
day let us forego our usual occu-
pations and in our accustomed
j)laces of worship join in render-
ing thanks to the Giver of every
good and perfect gift for the boun-
teous returns that have rewarded
our labors in the fields and in the
busy marts of trade for the peace
and order that have prevailed
throughout the land for our pro-
tection from pestilence and dire
calamity and for the other bless-
ings that have been showered upon
ns from an open hand. And with
our thanksgiving let us humbly be-
seech the Lurd to so incline the
hearts of our people unto Him that
He will not leave us nor forsake
us as a nation but will continue lo
us His mercy and protecting care
guiding us in the path of national
prosperity and happiness imbu-
ing us with rectitude and virtue
and keeping alive within us a
patriotic love for the free institu-
tions which have been given to u
as our national heritage. And let
us also on the day of our thanks-
giving especially remember the
poor and needy and by deeds of
charity 1-t us show the sincerity
of our gratitude.
lvR. a. . HILL
Physician and Obstetrician.
Up-stairs in Raymond Building.
A'inita. Ind. Ter.
T"R. L. D. CRAWFORD
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Opera House Building.
Vinita Ind. Ter. auges
p DONOHOO. M. D.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
V2.-I7-'M. A ETON IND. TER.
Office iii Raymond Building
over Millinery Store.
All khuUof Dentol Work Kxfcute.l wlthueat-
aug u ness ami dispatch.
TR. O. R. GRIFFITH
DEN 25? T1ST
Rooms M and 16 Hill Building
CoiiN I. Toiiski:.
Jamk- B. BCrCKIIALTIH
rpURNER & BUROKHALTER
'- attorneys and Coussklloks
Rooms S and 1 Gray-HaUrll Itld'g.
VINITA - - IM) TF.R
Will practice In the U". S. Courts of the In-
dian Territory ami at ft. Muith. ArL aud In
the Supreme Court or the United stairs.
f IMUYXES S27
PHYSICIAN & SUUGEON.
Vinita - I. T.
Calls promptly attended to night
A UGUST SCHLIECKER
With J. S. Thomason Vinita. Iml Ter
Sfctarlrs and Ejeelassm accurately lilted
according tu the ll.'ht ATOtM SclentlOc
DENTISTRY Practiced in all its de-
CHAS. W. DAY D. D. S.
Permanently Located at Vinita I. T.
Satis tact ion Guaranteed.
OMice in new Pattou building back
of I)ra. Partner fc ISagby. dee S
IORTXKR !c IIAU1IY
PHYSICIANS it SURGEONS
VINITA C. N.
Ofiice in new P.ttton building up
j rTa. M. CLINKSOALES
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
VINITA. I. T.
Oilice tii stairs in Raymond huildinfr. Resi-
dence between the Snu churches at the Dr.
files and other Rectal troubles especially.
j"R. W. W. BRYAN
dcl.1l Ol.uskmoke Ind. Tkr.
Will practice In all State ami Federal Courts.
Criminal 1'rnctice a specialty.
Hill Uulldlnp Rooms C and S. Vinita 1. T.
Willie Halsell College.
Thoroughly Organized having in Successful Opera-
tion Six Departments
Collegiate Preparatory Music Art Elocution Business
Girls and Young Ladies hoard in Ihe College Building with the
President. Boys and Young Men hoard in Cooper Hall un-
der the supervision of a member of the faculty. Write
to the President for information and Catalogue.
Fifth Year Begins
Sept. 2 1895.
VINITA IND. TEK.
Hardware Implements and Machinery.
SPECIAL FIGURES AND GRADES OF BUGGIES
SURRIES AXD ALL SPRING
WFine Line of Groceries in Connection. m
Oliver IUcutr E. N.
First National Bank
C A P 1TAL STOCK $50000. OO.
Your Business Solicited.
S. S. Cobh Oliver Bagby
E. N. Ratclifl M. E.
J. 0. Hall W. E. Halsell
The Reason Why H
EKlUVVUlll O HJl I UUV! Y vvixa
Can sell cheaper than any other firm is we have no rent fj&
to pay we buy and sell for cash we do our own work and gg
we give our trade the benefit of our savings
BcstEunion Oil per gallon 20
Star and Horse Shoe Tobacco per lb 4J
Loaded Shot Gun Shells per box 35 f?t
Pure Apple Vinegar per gallon 30 1&
A Complete Stock of Groceries
Always on hand at bed rock prices. When you need ISI
ilit ntr fr ant r?n na o stilt " r? ?
4UIJ Vlllll IIS Vt. q4IU
" - -
East side of Track.
PONT GET LEFT
THE KATY FLYER
ANEW FAST TRAIN
THE WORTH AND EAST
ALSO TO TEXAS AND
Attorney at Law
and Notary Public.
Office In Tatton YM'a
Will practice In all the Unlte.1 States Omrts
Ans!) of tlielmlian Territory.
TAMES S. DAVENPORT
J DAVID A. FRAYSER
ATTORNE YS-AT-LA W
Raymond Bid'-:. Vinita I. T.
Practice In Unllrtl States ami Cherokee Courts.
p M. SMITH
ATTORNEY AT 1 AW
NOTARY PUBLIC LOAN BROKER
Special attention ciren given to trial of stilts.
Ala)s reaily to answer your questions anil
rcplv to your Inquiries.
rOMceln Opera llulil'g VISITA. I. T.
nlllil'ARD GK0VE& WILSON
AT TO RNE Y- AT- LA W
Patton Building. Vinita I. T.
yn.. T. T. WIMER
PrartfrA limited tu Kim. Kar Vnt. ami ITirnat
Office la 01 J Oiera UulMIng. ang?.!
L. CHAPMAN A M Ph. D.
& Co. 9
Ratcliff " II. C. Cook $
SURPLUS '"Kffi1 $26000.00.
B. F. Fortner G. W.Beck
Milford W. A. Graham
E. B. Frayser H. C. Cook i
UC 4. VrtAAA -i-S.
- ! ... - ?i
Swain Grocery Co ft
i Dd You Ever 3
Try electrie hitters na a remedy for
yonr troubles? It not. get a bottle
now and get relief. This medicine
has been found to be peculiarly adapt-
ed to the relief and cure of all female
complainls.exerting a wonderful direct
influence in giving strength and tone
to the organs. If yon have loss of
appetite constipation headache
fainting spells or are nervous sleep
lesp excitable melancholy or trouble
with dizzy spells electric bitters is the
medicine you need. Health and
strength are guaranteed by its use.
Large bottles only fifty cents at A. W.
Foreman's drug store.
Ic lull of makers and dealers anilons
to fell pianos to inch institutions as
Hillie llalsell College.
A Camp & Co. Piano
was their selection
"Vuiita !Mh.isic House
If the College with itsopportun-
ity and experience chooses a
Camp and can buy best at
home why can't you?
READ THIS LETTER:
Vinita I. T. Oct. 1 ltD3.
Vinita Music House.
Gentlemen Thn Camp A Co Piano pur-
chased of you a month aso rorthls Institution
meets every rrqnlrrnient and gives perfect
W L. Chapman
rres. Willi llalsell College
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Marrs, D. M. The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, November 7, 1895, newspaper, November 7, 1895; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc71410/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.