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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 11
February 22, 1894 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Page 1, Column 1 & 2 & 3

<Same ads as in the last issue>

Page 1, Column 4

<NOTHING DONE ... a report of the International Council meeting>

Dr. T DeWith Talmage pastor of the Brooklyn tabernacle will deliver a lecture at Fort Smith on March 15th. Dr. Talmage is one of the most eloquent discoursers of the land and that city will be thronged with visitors to hear him.

Where is the villain who dares to say the territory is not fast becoming civilized? We have captains, colonels, majors, generals, and a few newspaper men who have no titles, but who are known by their professional titles of horse editors, copy choppers and space fillers. Oh we are a rapid people!

<Article - National news about the Supreme Court and who President Cleveland will appoint>

The best way to build up a town is to stand by all of its citizens who do right. Whenever a man is doing well, do not tear him down. All residents in the town ought to be partners, not opponents. In all lifehood the more business your rival does the more you will do. Every business man who treats his customers honestly, courteously and fairly will get his share, and the more business that can be secured by the united efforts the better it will be for all. When a town ceases to grow it begins to die, and the more people try to kill each other in their business or good name, the more rapid will utter ruin come to all. Stand together for the advancement of every citizen, and when a man shows ability to prosper, do not try to pull him back through jealousy or weight him down with cold indifference.

Page 1, Column 5

<article - very detailed account of the International Council Meeting .. I'll abstract the names found in the article>

Chief Harris of the Cherokee nation
Hon. I B (Hooley) Bell, Cherokee nation, elected chairman
Hon Allington Telle of the Choctaw nation, secretary
Col Boudinot - gave a short talk
Major Kidd of the Dawes Commission gave a short talk
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Capt G W Grayson - came on the 2nd day
Hon Hotulka Emarthta - came on the 2nd day
Chief Nik-wash-e-ton-gah of the Osage spoke through interpreter Mr. Mosier
Sam Mayes, Cherokee nation, made a motion that Spotted Horse, chief of the Ponca's be heard and Spotted Horse gave a short talk
Mr. Bell answered some questions
Hon Roley McIntosh made comments
Col D N McIntosh, Creek nation was heard
Gen P Porter, Creek nation was heard
Esparhecher - Creek nation was heard
Hon W A Palmer - disagreement with a motion
Hon Green McCurtain, Choctaw nation - comments on the motion
<Col McIntosh delivered an address. It is quite lengthy .... Col McIntosh is a patriotic man and will always be honored, defended and loved by his people for the stand he has taken in their behalf ...>
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Committee to draft a resolution:
Green McCurtain - Choctaw
NB Amsworth - Choctaw
Frank Gooding - Chickasaws
Charlie Carter - Chickasaws
P Porter - Creek
D N McIntosh - Creek
E C Boudinott - Cherokee
Sam Mayes - Cherokee
Delegates present from the Creek Nation were:
Gov Perryman
Col D N McIntosh
Hon Roley McIntosh
Hon W A Palmer
Hon E B Childres
Gen P <...>ter
Hotulks Emarthis
As<...> Emarthia
Conchurda Minco
T J Adams
Caws Harjo
Capt G W Grayson
Thos Kanard
John Reed
For the Cherokee Nation were:
Hon S H Mayes
Col E C Boudinott
Col L B Bell
For the Chickasaw Nation were:
Judge Goodling
Charlie Carter
For the 1st District Choctaw Nation were:
Hon N B Ainsworth
Same Holson
Charlie Ward
For the 2nd District Choctaw Nation were:
Hon G W Dukes
James Dyer
H C Harris
John D Wilson
For the 3rd District Choctaw Nation were:
Hon Joe Everedge
John Turnbull
James M Harrison
Allen Telle
Hon Green McCurtain - Delegate-at-Large
The Seminoles were not represented at all

<short article about the Cherokee Strip>

<The rest of this column and the next one are torn and have been mended with tape. There are holes, creases and tears, I'll do the best I can with them.>


Mr. J M Bond of Leigh spent Saturday here. Mr. Bond was a resident of this place two years ago, and was welcomed back by many friends.

Mr. Rufus Rabon made a business trip to Fort Smith last week.

Miss Mary Morgan, who has been visiting the family of her uncle, <...> Morgan, for the past month left for the southern part of Kansas where she will visit <....> friends a few weeks before returning to her home in Missouri. Miss Mary is a pretty and accomplished young lady and made many friends here. One young man particularly has been looking very sad since her departure.

Miss Minnie Fryer of Eufaula is the guest of Misses Mitchell and Lanthan this week.

Miss Maud Davidson has been dangerously ill for the past week, but is said to be on the improve at present.

Mr. Wm Haley, a prominent young lawyer of Savannah, spent Sunday with his cousin, Mrs. Crowder.

A musical concern was given by Prof Rochelle and his troupe at the I.O.O.F. hall last evening <....> band has improved wonderfully under the instruction of <...> and all deserve much <....> successful display.


Items of Interest Gleaned From our Exchanges and Boiled Down

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 John Wesley Hardin the terror of Texas in the '70s and one of the worst desperadoes the world has ever produced, his victims being anywhere between twenty and fifty walked out of the Texas penitentiary last Saturday a free man, having served twenty-five years <...> Hardin not only terrorized <....> but the Indian Territory <...> indictments against him were numerous. Since incarceration <...> studied law and having <The rest of the article has a large tear and I can only read a few words>

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Bill Bow<....> gang who robbed <...> Reno last Thursday, has been captured after a desperate fight.

A facetious exchange in this manner solicits news: "If your wife shops you, let us know and we will let her lick us too, and set you right before the public. If you have company, tell us, if you are not ashamed of your visitors. If a youngster arrives at your house and demands food and raiment, lay a quarter's worth of cigars and come around and we will furnish a name for him or her, as the case may warrant; if twins, donate us one. If you have a social gathering of a few friends bring around a big cake six or seven pies and a ham - not necessarily to eat but as a guarantee of good faith. We mention these things because we want the news.


Muskogee I.T. Feb 16 - A delegation of Osage and Poncas chiefs are here to confer with the five tribes and the Dawes commission. They will be here several days and will attend the international council at Checotah Monday, visit the Cherokees, confer with the Dawes commission and expect to go to Washington to lay their claims before the government. They want to be removed from under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma courts <...> the United States court at Muskogee and want to join the federation of the five tribes. The delegation composed of Govn. Nikavaehetonge, the principal chief, Chief Blackdoe, Chief Claremore, Chief Peter Bigheart, Chief James Bigheart secretary, and Hon John Mosier United States interpreter for the Osage nation. They are accompanied by Principal chief Spotted Horse of the Poncas.

<Article ... A letter to the editor accusing him and the paper of favoring the whites over the Indians ... this article is cut off at the edge and has a large tear and hole>



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