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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 6

November 4, 1897 (Part 3)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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<Poem - Hannah's Pumpkin Pie by Eliza J Carr, in Western Rural>

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<Story - A Woman's Sad Face by Thos. P. Montfort>

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<Article - Good Looks Brought Wealth. Titled Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Once A Footman>

<Article - Cleanliness Killed Love ... couldn't marry the chimney sweep once she saw him clean>

<Article - Oldest English Business .... linen draper concern, in existence since 1600>

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<Article - Improved Plant Pit. Its Distinctive Feature Is a Well-Planned Air Flue. ... includes a drawing of the garden pit>

<Article - Vitrified Brick. Its Value as a Paving Material Now Widely Recognized>

<Article - Milk Cans Need Good Care>

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<Article - Just A Suggestion. How Employment Might Be Found for All Seekers After Work .... Take up the cause of "Good Roads">

<Article - Roads in Germany. Their Maintenance Fixed by Specific Laws and Regulations>

<Article - Novel Macadam Roads .. being built in New Brunswick, N.J.>

<Article - Save The Hardest Kind ... about peaches>

Burn up the leaves that fall in the door yard or throw them in the barn yard. Don't winter protect insects.

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For editor of the Cherokee Advocate, Joe R Sequitchie, according to the latest advices from Tahlequah, is ahead in the race and will more than likely get the place. Joe is an old Cherokee printer, intelligent and industrious, and certainly deserves the position. He has put in many a hard days work on the old Advocate, is eminently qualified and has numerous friends in and out of Council will him to secure the position of editor.

An honest man is dead. One of nature's noblemen has passed away. Henry George, author of "Progress and Poverty," and People's candidate for mayor of New York, died very suddenly last week from strain and over work - died as he had lived in the cause of the people. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in New York, and no private citizen in America was ever so highly honored as he. The form is dead but the principles advocated by Henry George will live forever.

Some Cherokee papers, noted as chronic kickers, have already commenced predicting that, "as usual, the Cherokee legislators will do nothing except to draw their salaries and wrangle over fat positions." It would make but little difference with these sore-head editors what good work Council might accomplished, they would give no credit and continue to dry down and belittle the Cherokee lawmakers. The Post is willing to wait and see what is done; then if praises are due it will cheerfully give them; if not, it will be time enough to kick.

We learn that Wallace Ross is an applicant for re-election of the Cherokee Orphan Asylum. Under Mr. Ross' management the Orphan Asylum has prospered for four years, and the Chief and National Council will do the people a good service to retain him. Of course there may be some who will attempt to defeat Mr. Ross by saying he has had his "turn," but this is a poor excuse for replacing him with a man who might tear down the good work he has been doing so satisfactorily. Mr. Ross is the right man in the right place and should be kept in place.

     Another Postponement of Decision
           May go Over to January.
     Judge Springer has again postponed his decision in Indian citizenship cases appealed from the Dawes commission. It was first given out that Judge Springer would commence deciding appeal citizenship cases, October 4th being the time set. For some reason the time was postponed until November 1st, and now there is another postponed until December 1st. What reason for this last postponement we do not know, but presume Judge Springer and give them.
     Decisions of citizenship cases are anxiously awaited both by claimants and Indians, especially here in the Cherokee nation, where there are more claimants for citizenship than in the other four Indian tribes comprising the Indian Territory. It appears that several hundred citizen-
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ship cases here in the Cherokee nation have been favorable acted upon by the Master in Chancery, all or of which all, or nearly are expected to be decided favorably by Judge Springer, which would indeed, be a momentuous thing for the Cherokees - far reaching in its results.
     As near was we can learn, there will be no decision in citizenship cases December 1st, nor perhaps during the month. The probabilities are that this matter will be postponed until some time after the meeting of next congress.

     The Criminal Docket at Vinita Completed and Court Adjourned.

Silas Longborn, liquor; one year and ahalf.
Deanis Connors, postoffice robbery; two years.
Millage Barker, aiding a felony; guilty
Oliver and J F Hill, forcibly taking possession of real estate; acquitted.
Mannie Bean, liquor; 60 days and $100.
Benton Ferrell, larceny; five years in reform school.
Charles Miller, passing counterfeit money; three years.
Lewis Riley, murder; continued.
Bill Coons, larceny; continued.
Ed Andrews, larceny; continued.
Jim Meeks, larceny; continued.
C Graham, larceny; continued.
Jesse Lamly, larceny; continued.
Chas. Barrett, larceny; continued.
A Campbell, larceny; continued.
Tom Blair, larceny; continued.
Gabe Warner, liquor; continued.
James Hoffman, robbery, continued.
Arch Ballard, liquor, sentenced suspended.
Jack Dean, obstructing the mails; bond forfeited and delivered over to the court.
Charles Ironside, liquor; on call.
Robert Beckett, robbery; on call.
Isaac Treel, larceny; transferred to Muskogee.
Oscar Terry, larceny; acquitted.
Al Grazier, liquor; acquitted.
John Starr, larceny; discharged.
Arch Landrum, larceny; discharged.
Tobe Lynch, larceny; discharged.
John Towers, larceny; discharged.
Dick Adams, larceny; discharged.

The civil docket was adjourned until November 29. Work on the criminal docket was closed Saturday and Judge Thomas adjourned court.


What Wagoner needs now is a jail.

W T Morgan was in Muskogee Monday.

John Merchant was down in Muskogee Tuesday.

Cattle shipping has been brisk the past two weeks.

E E Weldon went to Muskogee Tuesday morning.

J S Boatwright was in Muskogee on business Monday.

Joseph Cassever was in Muskogee Tuesday on business.

Henry Dryden was a Muskogee visitor the early part of the week.

Judge P Childers transacted business in Muskogee one day this week.

W H Shults, of Clarksville, Ark., contemplates locating here in the near future.

Messrs. Taylor and Raines have opened up a neat grocery store on Main street.

W A Carlton and family have returned to the city and will reside here in the future.

Next week Wagoner will put on metropolitan airs - our first term of court, you know.

Many of our citizens have been summoned to appear as grand and petit jurors next week.

A firm to be known as the Humphrey Produce Company opened up business here the past week.

Let everybody, or somebody, dig down into their pockets and help donate toward building a jail.

There is a scheme on foot to straighten out some of our streets and alleys. It's a good idea, push it along.

It has been falsely reported that scarlet fever is epidemic here. Such is not the case, the rumor being entirely unfounded.

Charles Ball, a Fort Smith grocery salesman, intends to locate here soon, claiming he can reach his customers better from this point.

Blacksmithing. W M Cooper, the well-known Fort Gibson blacksmith, has taken charge of the old B F Noah shop near the depot, and invites his old friends and customers to call on him there when wanting good work done at reasonable prices.

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