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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 38

Thursday August 4, 1898 (Part 2)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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FORT GIBSON, AUG 4, 1898 [cont.]

We hear it reported from apparently good authority that the full-blood Cherokees in the full-blood districts swearing vengenace against certain parties in this country on account of the passage of the Curtis Bill. Our full-blood friends should be careful and conservative. They will have their matter adjusted by the Supreme Court of the United States, and they should desist from any rash act that would endanger or prejudice their case. It is said that certain men who are trying to incite these Indians to violence and retalitory measures, at this time, are known and watched. Keep cool.

Under the heading of "The Territory's Greatness," the Indian Republican, published at Tulsa, has an excellent article on the future of this Territory - depending for prosperity on development and advancement of its great natural agricultural resources, all of which is very true and well put. Proper development of agricultural resources means a diversity of crops - all that can be grown with profit. We are glad to note that there is at lest one Territory editor who is alive to the importance of the subject, concerning which the senior editor of The Post has written so much about in the past seven years. - Any country to be prosperous must be backed up by a prosperous agricultural people.

It is said that senator Wm Vann and councilman Jesse B Raymond of the committee appointed last council to investigate the $400,000 alleged steal and deal, have been begged and bluffed out from making a report of the same. These men, if made out of the stuff we think they are would hardly treat their constituents and the
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people of the Cherokee nation in that manner. Their manhood is at stake, and the people expect to hear from them in the right way at the proper time, or they will surmise something is "rotten in Denmark" and has to be kept hidden. These two men are not built that way, and will perform their duty as they should.

Our esteemed contemporary, the Vinita Leader, complains of having received stolen property when it reprinted from The Post our digest of the Arkansas election law, begging Gulick's pardon for not crediting the article to his facile pen. This article was correctly credited to The Post, and the Leader does us an injustice in darkly insinuating that we stole it from Gulick's paper. All must admit that Gulick is a good writer, but he is not the only pebble extant, and The Post has yet been driven to the extremity of swiping anybody's thunder in order to fill up its columns.

Flo Nash went down to Webbers Falls yesterday to visit friends (?).

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[Continuance of the City Ordinances from last week's paper]

ORDIANCE NO. 14 - An ordinance requiring certain persons engaged in certain occupations and holding and exercising certain privileges to procure a license for the same, and providing a penalty for failure so to do.

Section 1. That the license hereinafter named shall be fixed, imposed and collected at the following rates and sums ....

OCCUPATION OR PRIVILEGE

YEAR

MON

Lawyers

5.00

2.50

Doctors

5.00

2.50

Dentists

4.00

2.00

Druggists

5.00

2.50

Carpenter Contractors

5.00

2.50

Painter Contractors

5.00

2.50

Blacksmiths

4.00

2.00

Shoeshops

3.00

1.50

Stone Masons

3.00

1.50

Brick Masons

3.00

1.50

Undertakers

2.50

1.25

Tin Shops

2.00

1.00

Watchmakers

3.00

1.50

Sawmills

5.00

2.50

Cotton Gins

5.00

2.50

Gristmills

3.00

1.50

Ice Dealers

2.00

1.00

Coal Yards

3.00

1.50

Marble Works

5.00

2.50

Feed Stores

3.00

1.50

Notary Publics

2.00

1.00

Wood Yards

2.00

1.00

Gunsmiths

2.00

1.00

Bakers

2.00

1.00

Boarding Houses

3.00

1.50

Harness Shops

4.00

2.00

Well Drills

3.00

1.50

Cabinet Makers

3.00

1.50

Wholesale Oil Dealers

10.00

5.00

Plasters

3.00

1.50

Lathers

3.00

1.50

Butcher Shops

3.00

1.50

Barber Shops

3.00

1.50

Lumber Yards

3.00

1.50

Ordinance No 19. - An ordinance creating the office of street commissioner, providing the manner of his election, prescribing his duties, fixing his compensation, etc.

Ordinance No 20. - An ordinance for supplying the street commission with tools and other materials.

Ordinance No 22. [no. 21 not listed] An ordinance requiring butchers to register all marks or brands.

Ordinance No 16. - An ordinance providing for a town commissioner or appraiser.

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