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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 13
March 8, 1894 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Eufaula I.T. March 8

The real estate boom is almost over in Eufaula.

If there ever was a time in the history of the country that wise and conservative action was essential it is now.

We haven't changed our mind about it being a good idea to form organizations over the Creek nation to work against statehood.

Commissioner Daws' sudden trip to Washington just after the international council adjourned, is a matter of some significance.

Poor old Oklahoma has exerted every energy to have congress join the Indian Territory onto her but she has at last closed her eyes and gave up in despair.

The United States government says something must be done in this country, as the present condition of affairs are not satisfactory to them. The question is what shall it be?

Hanging is a very light penalty for Pendergrast, the murder of Mayor Harrison. There are scores of others abroad in the land today that should be given a like sentence.

The "Grand Old Man" of England, has stepped down and out, and made room for the younger generation. All honor to Gladstone, the grandest man the world has ever known.

Boss Croker, of New York, and Gov. Hogg, of Texas, have been at Galveston several days fishing. Now numerous politicians are <...> to know what they were fishing for.

Prof. Hicks prophesies that we will have numerous storms this spring and Dr. Whiter of St. Louis has notified us that the world will come to an end in <19 smudged something 1 or 4>. Pay your subscription be prepared for anything that comes.

Ex-President Harrison and other leading publicans are smiling at the widespread gain they have wrought in this country during the past thirty years. They talk like Cleveland ought to give relief in a few days. By the time his term expires the county will be O.K.

J. S. Standley, the choctaw delegate in Washington, advises his people to accept the Dawes proposition, if they will make satisfactory agreement and settlement of all matters which deserve settlement in advance. He thinks if they do not, something worse will be forced on them.

The amount of trade Eufaula gets from the chocktaw and cherokee nations when the canadian river is in a fordable state forcibly brings to mind the necessity of having a bridge across that stream. Of course it would cost a considerable amount of money, but it would be a well paying investment.

Reports from portions of the Cherokee nation state that if their bonds are not realized on at a early day severe suffering will be experienced. The merchants have accomodated the people as long as they could and now the people must retaliate in order to get more goods. This they cannot do until they get their money from the government and when that will be no one can tell. However, the latest reports from Washington in this regard to the deal are very encouraging and it is possible that they will be transferred soon.

McAdam and Hornbeck have been in Washington for several months, posing as chickasaw representatives when they had no authority whatever to act, and not one word of condemnation has been spoken of them by the Purcell Register, but last week the editor of that paper heard that Charley Carter and Judge Gooding, of Ardmore attended the international council at Checotah and accuses them of acting without authority. In justice to these gentlemen we will say that they did not represent themselves to be delegates. They stated very plainly that they were not delegates, but where there as private individuals. It is time that Mr. Carter seated as secretary, but the convention knew when they elected him to that place that he was not a delegate.

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Checotah. Checotah, I.T. Mar 7 -

Dr. Davis of Brush Hill spent Friday in the city.

Messrs. N. G. Tusk and Pleas Pilkington were in Fort Smith this week as witnesses.

Mr. Wyrick of the firm of Wyrick, Price & co., of Brush Hill, was in town Thursday and Friday.

Mrs. M. F. Brown in company with Mrs. Bebee of Muskogee, left tonight for Galveston, Texas, where they will spend several days taking in the sights of that beautiful city.

Mrs. May Howard, America's greatest medium and mind reader, presented two interesting illustrated lectures of spirit power Monday and Tuesday nights and her audience acknowledged that during her entire performance she presented some of the most wonderful materilizations ever witnessed in this country.

A grand ball and ice cream supper was given at the Fisher Hotel Tuesday night. Music was furnished by the Muskogee string band. Bright smiling faces and the elegant costumes of the ladies presented one of the most beautiful and striking scenes ever witnessed in checotah. The boys, donned their Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes, washed their faces and combed their heads but with all this they seemed dull and somewhat dry and could not present a scene half so beautiful as those of the fairer sex. Indeed it was useless for the boys to try for no town in the B.I.T. could produce a more beautiful set of young ladies than we have in checotah. So another bright and memorable page has been filled in the social history of checotah. The following visitors were present: Messrs. Houston, Miller and Charles Beaman, of Muskogee, Hon W A Palmer, Charlie Aingell and K W Whitmore, of Eufaula. The dance broke up at 1 a.m. and each and every one left expressing their many thanks to the hospitable ladies Mrs. Thomas and Miss Annie and Mrs. Turvin, for the pleasure of the evening. The Rambler

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EVERYWHERE. Items of Interest Gleaned from Our Exchanges and Boiled Down.

A fine quality of cement has been found in unlimited quantity at Marlowe.

The name of the Chickasaw Chieftain has been changed to the State Herald.

Dr. Talmage has reconsidered the question and decided to continue as pastor of the Brooklyn tabernacle.

G E Hammond, a Panola county farmer, killed a large gray eagle in his yard recently, which measured 7 feet 4 inches from tip to tip.

The Marlowe Magnet says: J W Luman started the 18th to the vicinity of Ardmore, in search of a sawmill that was stolen some time ago.

Henry Stiles, aged 30, killed his brother at Omega, Blaine county, O.T., in a quarrel over the sale of a pony. The victim was 20 years of age.

It is said that the Choctaw Coal and Iron company's railway will be extended from its present terminus at Wister Junction to Little Rock, Ark.

John Reynolds was playing with an old winchester at Armdore, a few days ago when it was discharged, the ball shattering the right wrist of Eddie Brown.

Stephen Lando, claiming to be a rabbi converted to Christianity, is under arrest at Oklahoma City, charged with fraud. He was once a rabbi at Detroit, Michigan.

Milo Hoyt, a Creek Indian, who was convicted of larcency in the Federal court at Fort Smith, and sentenced to imprisonment at Detroit, has been pardoned by President Cleveland.

A road known as the Colorado, Oklahoma and Gulf was charted at Guthrie Saturday with $10,000,000 capital stock. It will run from Fort Smith to Trinidad, colo. And its headquarters will be at Enid, O.T.

The most severe electrical storm in years passed over north Texas Sunday night, accompanied by a heavy wind and rain. Much damage is reported done to Santa Fe railroad bridges in the Indian Territory.

The Dawes commission will address a mass meeting at Wagoner on March 9, at Vinita on the 10th and the Creeks at Okmulgee on April 2nd. Besides other appointments they have many other invitations under advisement.

One of our new Strip exchangers makes a note of the fact that Ah Gus, a Chinese Laundryman, was the happy father of the first child born in the new town. The item concludes by saying that at last accounts the little son of Ah Gus and the mother were doing fine.

Quannah Parker, chief of the Kiowa Indians is in Washington to protest against the ratification of the treaty with his tribe for the sale of the Kiowa reservation. He claims that the alleged contract with the commission was never legally negotiated and that the agreement was reached through misrepresentation.

After several days investigation the coroner's jury, who have been trying the case of Belle Foster, who was found dead in a tent at Perry, O.T., several days ago, have rendered a verdict of murder by an unknown party. A man named McDonald brought the woman there from Alabama, and at the trial swore that Belle Foster was the daughter of one of the richest and most prominent men in that state, and the wife of a well known artist, and that she ran away with him last August. They came in a wagon all the way to the Cherokee strip. The police are making through investigations.

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Crookedness in Purcell. Washington, March 5 -

Charges of falsification of accounts have been made against the deputy marshals of Purcell, Indian Territory, by A. Breen, of that place. The accusation, which does not give the names of the alleged offenders, declares that there was never such frauds perpetrated as is done in that place. The government is swindled on all sides and to a great extent. Government officials here, in a position to know say that preparations are afloat to thoroughly investigate the affairs of the Indian and Oklahoma Territories, which are notoriously rotten. Complaints are coming in from all parts of those territories, well substantiated by documentary evidence.


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