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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 10
February 15, 1894 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all

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Page 1, Column 1 & 2

<Ads - the Burdett Hardware Co - Wholesale and Retail .... Dr D F Cronwell, Physician and Surgeon, Checotah, I.T. ,,, W H Sanger - Grocer ... Dr J E Wright, Dentist ... Fisher Hotel, Checotah, I.T. .... St Louis National Stock Yards ... The C G Moor Drug Co, Eufaula and Checotah - Call your attention to the fact that they are still in it with wall paper, paints, oils, brushes, books, and are also agents for the leading dailies and periodicles.>

Indian Journal: Published Every Thursday by Indian Journal Printing co. C W Grayson President, Wm E Gentery Vice-President; K W Whitmore, Editor and Manager. Subscription Per Year $1.50. Entered at the Post Office at Eufaula, Indian Territory as Second Class matter.

Page 1, Column 3


<Long article - very faded talking about it is time the Indians did something about what the U.S. Congress is suggesting in another article. The article also opposes statehood>

<Reprint from the Dallas News - about statehood>

Page 1, Column 3

A Republican politician in Kansas City went up in the Star office to brush the editor. About the only thing that he succeeded in brushing was the office steps as he went down at a 2:40 gait.

A Kansas farmer recently advertised in a matrinionial paper for some one to share his pleasures with him. An Erie, Pa., widow responded and after a short correspondence she went to Barr Oak to marry him. But when the prospective bride gazed upon the prospective groom she changed her mind and said she guessed she would return home and made the down-hearted farmer pay her expenses both ways. He now declares his intention of going through life in a state of single blessedness.

It makes one weary to notice the Territory papers referring to McAdams as the "representative of the Chickasaw nation" to congress. Who is McAdams, anyway? For the information of our readers we will say that he is editor of the Chickasaw Chieftain, and one of these individuals who are generally termed "intruders." He is not representing the Chickasaws at all but is in Washington in the interest of the "boomers," the people who sent him there. Charges have been filed against him with the Indian agent as being an intruder and for publishing a paper detrimental to the Indian's interest. He is a first rate fellow personally, but he ought to be "jagged up" occasionally when he misrepresents the Indians on the statehood question.

Page 1, Column 3, 4 & part of 5

<AN ADDRESS. From the Commissioners to the Citizens of the Five Civilized Tribes - They Say That a Change Must Be Made ... Signed by: Henry L Dawes, Meredith H Kipp, Archibald S McKennon, Commissioners .... this article is long and extremely faded. The paper also has creases throughout this section making it very, very difficult to read>

Page 1, Column 5

EVERYWHERE News of Interest Gleamed From Our Exchanges and Boiled Down

Willie Voig, a Choctaw, was convicted of larceny in Caddo last week and given thirty-nine lashes on the bare back.

Hon W L <...> of Virginia, author of the famous Wilson <...> which passed the house of representatives last week is at the Coats, Kansas City, very ill.

By an explosion of a blast in the stone quarry at Guthrie last Saturday Fred Whitlock lost the sight of both eyes and had his face and head mutilated beyond recognition.

An unusual marriage was solemnized at Koose I.T., last week. The contracting parties were L B Barton, aged 80, and Mrs F E McKissick, aged 76. They have known and loved each other for forty years.

A gang of counterfeiters are working in Oklahoma and as a result hundreds of dollars of counterfeit money so near like the genuine that it takes an expert to detect it, is in circulation around Hennesey.

A disastrous fire visited Sulphur Springs, Tex., last Sunday night, destroying most of the east side of the square. The fine court house and jail, valued at $40,000 burned making a total loss of $100,000. Twelve prisoners were in jail at the time, but Sheriff <...> rescued them all safely, none escaping.

Last Saturday evening at Rush Springs, I.T. M A McDonald and T B Seals got into a dispute over a shipment, which ended in Seals shooting McDonald twice with a Winchester and McDonald shooting Seals three times with a revolver. McDonald is one of the wealthiest men in Pickens county, and is seriously injured. Seals' wounds are not serious.

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<article - Statehood. Views of the Press on the Great Question of Statehood>

<Article - The Five Civilized Tribes - Tahlequah I.T. Feb 10 - Chief Harris of the Cherokee tribe has returned here, having made a through canvass of the five civilized tribes of Indian Territory .... paper is torn and repaired with tape. Almost impossible to read>

<Ad for patent medicine>


<These inside pages were printed elsewhere and included in the paper. This is not unusual in small weekly papers. I'll note some of things found in these pages from this issue and then skip them in the rest - mainly because the paper is in such bad shape and the print is so tiny I have to use a magnifying glass to make out some words.>


Page 2, Column 1

Lying about the weather will not be so easy hereinafter as it has been in the past. Some ingenious person has invented a self-recording thermometer, which makes a mechanical record every day of the extreme height and depth of the thermometer in the course of each twenty-four hours.

No one supposes that the Canadian Tory press will stop rejoicing over the dull times in "the states" on account of the terrible destitution in Manitoba, but those states will doubtless be given an opportunity to heap coals of fire on the heads of some of the subjects of the queen by contributing to the relief of the afflicted in and about Winnipeg.

A plan is on foot to convert the Hudson into a salmon river. Perhaps it can be done, but if done it will be contrary to the popular idea that the salmon delights in clear water. The Hudson has come to be as much of an open sewer for Troy, <...>, Poughkeepsie and a dozen other cities along its banks as to make the ice harvested from its surface a constant menace to health. Is it the idea to transform the salmon into a sort of marine scavenger?

<Short article - ... talking about not giving money to the down & out - give work instead>

<Short article ... Great Britain & Africa ... politics>

<Short article ... about two men who were arrested for stealing from a Chicago house - a stove with the fire still burning inside>

<Short article ... something to do with the US Consulsa ..... paper is wrinkled and creased and can't be read>

<Short article ... farmers are swindled because they don't keep up to date with what is going on around them>

<Little one line snippets of National information>

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<Article - TOBACCO WAS THE CAUSE. Notobac Cures the Tobacco Habit and Consumptive Gets Well>

THE WITCHES CAULDRON Strange as it may seem to some, the ingredients of the witches cauldron in "Macbeth," at least a part of them, were once standard remedies among Europeans. In the tenth and eleventh centuries a sovereign cure for ague was the swallowing of a small toad that had been choked to death on St John's eve, and a splendid remedy for rheumatism was to fasten the bands of clothing with pins that had been stuck into the flesh of either a toad or a frog. Physicians frequently recommended the water from a toad <...> for mental affections and that a live toad be rubbed over the diseased parts as a cure for the quinsy.

<Article - twins meet after 22 years>

<Article - How Peasants Eat ... They eat fruit as is without adding sugar, salt, etc.>

<Article - Paints With his Mouth ... About a painter who lost both arms and holds the brush in his mouth>

A TEN PENNY NAIL. How many of us know the origin of the expression ten-penny nail? What is a ten-penny nail? Nails are made a certain number of pounds to the thousand. A ten-penny nail means that 1,000 nails of that particular size would weigh ten pounds. The term originated in England. At first the buyer ordered ten-pound nails. Pounds came to be abbreviated to "pun" and was later expanded into penny.

<Article - Busy New York State ... quoting the amount of items shipped in tons & dollars>

<jokes - rest of column are short jokes>

Page 2, Column 3 & 4

<Garfield's Widow. Leading a Quite Life at Far Famed Mentor. The Children of the Martyred President are doing well ... includes drawings of the wife & children and their home>

Page 2, Column 5 & 6

<small articles on farming>

Page 2, Column 7

<small articles on farming>

<short jokes>

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<patent medicine ads>


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