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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 12
March 1, 1894 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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<midway down the page> ... STATEHOOD Views of the Press on the Great Question of Statehood.

The Indian Journal, an Indian paper published at Eufaula, Creek nation, which has always been bitterly opposed to statehood for the five tribes in any form, sees the "hand writing on the wall," and in its issue last week says: "The Journal, is thoroughly convinced that it is impossible for the country to remain in its present status much longer and urges the citizens to ask the United States government to allow them the privilege of allotting their lands per capita - giving every member of each tribe their pro rata share." Duncan Banner

Muskogee Is Scorched. Muskogee, I.T. Feb 26 - Last night about 11 o'clock an incendiary fire originated in a negro crap shooting dive on Charca street, opposite the court house and rapidly spread, consuming five adjoining buildings on church street and four buildings on Main street, taking in T.A. Chandler's grocery and the Chinese laundry and all the buildings between. Several buildings on main street were damaged by the fire. The losses are about $20,000, slightly covered by insurance. Almost twenty-five families and firms shared in the loss. This makes five attempts to burn the town within the last four weeks.

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Oysters in all styles at Sorbe's

Latest styles of wall paper at C G Moore's Drug Co.

Landreth's Garden Seed at C G Moore's Drug co

G C Moore Drug Co has received a beautiful line of latest styles of wall paper.

If you want reliable garden seed call for Landreth's at C G Moore's Drug Co

Howard Moore was down from Checotah a day or two this week.

Mrs. Hale a widow lady living across South Canadian river died last Saturday night.

Mr. H. F. Donathan and family have moved to Enterprise and will reside there in the future.

Wallace Moore, of Pryor Creek, spent Tuesday in Eufaula, the guest of his brother C. G. Moore.

Don't be surprised if you wake up some morning and find stakes driven up in your front yard.

W. H. Sanger requests all who want seed Irish potatoes to call on him at the postoffice building.

C G Moore Drug Co is in receipt of an invoice of the latest styles of jewelry. Come and see something new.

People desiring fresh Kansas City beef can secure it by leaving orders with Wm Sorbe at the lunch counter.

Miss Mattie Trent has returned and will resume her music class. Miss Trent has many friends here who will welcome her return.

Gov and Mrs. J M Perryman and Hon. W. A. Palmer attended the Washington reception at Muskogee Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Culter and family have again taken up their abode in Eufaula, where they are gladly welcomed. She will begin today taking day boarders.

Small boy (aside) "Gee whiz, but these Little Giant Pills take the cake." Sold and warranted by the C G Moore Drug Co, Eufaula and Checotah.

One can hear it asked frequently on the streets why the proper officials do not have the fences removed that have been built across the public roads.

Mr. Foley came in last night from St. Louis after a several weeks stay in that city. He says Eufaula is the only town he heard of while away that was on a boom.

Dr. and Mrs. Lindsey, of Texanna, were over Friday night and attended the box supper. The doctor and Mrs. Lindsey are always welcome guests in Eufaula.

Mr. John Triplet and Miss Vanwinkle were married Tuesday evening at the residence of Rev. R. M. Broadhead, officiating. May happiness and contentment be theirs.

Rev. and Mrs. Broadhead are the proud parents of a little girl born February 19th. The parents named the child Kathy Cornelius for Mrs. Tulls and Mr. Foley.

The farmer's best friend is the Mitchell wagon. It is not the lowest priced wagon, but when it comes to wear and tear, it is always at the top. Grayson Bros. can sell you one.

For colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis or any throat disease try Beggs' Cherry Cough syrup. It relieves when all others fail. Sold by The C G Moore Drug Co., Eufaula and Checotah.

Mr. John Marks returned from Ft. Smith Saturday and reported that the two Jefferson boys and Tom Wynn were bound over by the commissioners. He is confident they will be convicted.

We learn from the Phoenix that Madden's Merchants band will give a concert in Eufaula some time this month. If they do they can count on a good house as our people appreciate good entertainment.

The Creek Commissioners have been aboard in the land again this week warning certain parties that they were intruders and giving them twenty days in which to arrange their business and get out.

The box supper given by the ladies of the Eastern Stars, at the Eufaula House last Friday night was largely attended and liberally patronized. It was indeed an enjoyable affair and the good ladies settled $20.00 on account of it.

Mrs. W. H. Holmes and children left Sunday night for Rossier, Texas, where they will make their future home. All regret to lose Mrs. Holmes as she is as estimable lady and loved by all who knew her.

Prof Rhodes has returned from Arkansas City, bring with him his wife and little child and are now pleasantly located at the high school. All residents welcomes Prof. Rhoes and his interesting family to our midst.

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The editor attended the banquet at Hotel Adams, Muskogee, last Thursday evening. The large dining hall was brilliantly illuminated and decorated, the walls being draped with flags. Refreshments included everything that could be desired, and the Muskogee string band discoursed music throughout the evening. Col. D. M. Wisdom presided as master of ceremonies while the toasts were responded to by Ex-Senator Dawes, of Massachusetts, Maj. Kidd, of Indiana, Hon. C. I. Jackson, Gen P. Porter, Hon. A. P. McKeoop, Muskogee, Capt G W Grayson, Eufaula and Hon C D Carter, Ardmore. It was an evening long to be remembered by the guest of whom there were 135 present.

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For Sale. A Golutable Preumatic Bicycle, in first-class condition. Will learn purchaser its use. Apply to Nelson Rhoades, Jr., at high school.

Drs. Rucker and West amputated the hand of Mrs. Stewart, living on Lee Stidham's place yesterday. She had been suffering with gan green for some time and it finally got so bad that amputation was necessary. Twenty-one small bones were taken out of her hand in an endeavor to save it but to no avail.

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Eufaula is on a boom - in fact it has the appearance of a regular boomer town. All this week the citizens have been staking off lots until now there is not enough vacant land around town to build a pig pen on. Not being satisfied with that, some of them have even fenced up the public road. The road between the Eufaula House and Alex Sellars' blacksmith shop is fenced up as is also the alley south of the National Hotel, thereby cutting off all passway in that direction. Every foot of ground on the east side is taken. It is all right to fence in all the vacant lots but when a man or set of men go to fencing up the public throughfares it is time for the proper officials to step in and take a hand. There is a law against such proceedings and if it cannot be enforced it is high time to repeal them, call of the dogs and give up the chase.

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Bacone Items - Bacone, I.T. February 26 -

Neal Espscomb, of Checotah, shook the hands of the B.I.U. friends last Saturday.

The birthdays of Longfellow and Tennyson will be commemorated by the Psi Delta Literary society.

Hons. A. J. Brown and G. R. Davis, of the Seminole country, were welcome visitors at the University Monday.

The music of the autoharp, French harp, guitar and other harmonious instruments of the glee club sets the soul of the listener almost in a sea of melody now and then and breaks up the monotony of the "stilly night time."

Among the recent poetical effusion of the B.I.U. are the following extract is worthy of more than mere notice: <tiny typed poem, very hard to read - about statehood> by Chinuebie

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The following letter from Judge I. C. Parker of the Fort Smith Federal Court has been received by Chief Harris of the Cherokees, it being an answer to a letter of inquiry in regard to the per cent of crime committed in the Territory by Indians and whites, and clearly (?) the recent charges advanced by Governor Fishback of Arkansas in his famous letter to President Cleveland:

"Fort Smith, Ark, Feb 20 - My Dear Sir: In answer to your letter of February 15, 1894, in regard to the number of Indians tried in my court for crimes in the Indian country, in comparison with citizens of the United States. I will state that for the nineteen years I have been holding court my judgement is that the number of Indians who have been charged with high crimes compared with citizens of the United States is almost 10 per cent. For minor offenses, such as introducing liquor into the Indian country, the number of Indians charged with offenses of this character when compared to the citizens of the United States, would probably amount to 15 or 20 percent. There has never been any trouble growing out of crimes committed by the Indians. Of course, there have been sporadic cases of crime among the Indians, as there will no doubt be among all people, but the greatest number of crimes have been committed by people of the United States. The vast majority of the percentage who commit these crimes are persons who have refuged into that country from some state or territory of the Union.
     "The trouble all the time has arisen from the failure of the government to carry out its obligations to the Indians, which would require it to send that class of intruders out of the Indian country. If that had been done from the beginning the amount of crime in the Indian country would not have been as great as it has been in any western state. The influence of this class of refugee criminals in that country is most pernicinus upon the Indians. They are not there, however, by any fault of the Indians. They are there because the government has permitted them to remain there, and an opportunity for crime, and for making criminals by their example that has been afforded them. It will not do to say the laws are not inforced in the Indian county. They are most vigorously inforced

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there by the courts of the United States, and by the respective Indian courts than they are in any western state.
     "If I had he time I would prepare a detailed statement of the number of persons who have been tried for high crimes in my court, but I hope this letter will be entirely satisfactory. Hoping I may touch you in good health, I am, as ever most truly your friend. I. C. Parker"

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