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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 18
April 12, 1894 (Part 1)
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda 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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Senators Teller, Platt and Roach of the committee on five civilized tribes of Indians will leave here tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 for Indian Territory. Senator Teller said to-day that it was the purpose of the committee to investigate the status on the residents of the Territory with reference to the question of statehood and to get the opinion of the leading people on this question. The committee will go direct to Muskogee and will be absent about two weeks.
The above extract is a press dispatch from Washington. The distinguished gentlemen arrived in Muskogee the first of the week and Tuesday they went to South McAlester to meet with the Dawes commission.
Chief Harris has received an official communication from Washington, notifying him that the obligation of the United States for the strip had been assigned by the Cherokees to Wilson & Co. and that the money was now on deposit in the sub-treasury at New York, subject to the order of the national council. The money will be paid only to Cherokees by blood, and they will begin in the course of sixty days. The chief has issued a call for a special session of council to convene at Tahlequah on Monday, April 10, to determine how it shall be paid. He will recommend a per capita payment.
All of the clerks in Iowa have requested the merchants to close their stores at 7 p.m., so that they can have a little recreation. This has always been done heretofore between the months of April and September, and is a good idea. - Purcell Topic
If the merchants of Eufaula would "go ye also and do thereby" we are sure the industrious, over-worked clerks would rise up and call them blessed. It looks like cruelty to animals to compel them to remain indoors from 6:30 in the morning until 8:30 in the evening, thereby depriving them of all out-door exercise and recreation. Clerks like editors and other monstrosities require a certain amount of rest and if they fail to get it they cannot survive very long. So for the sake of humanity give the clerks a rest. If all the merchants will agree to close earlier during the summer months, the Journal will take pleasure in publishing a notice of same, thus preventing any of them from missing a sale, as the people will soon know just when they close and will do their trading before that hour.
The Choctaw council which adjourned last week appointed John P Turnbull of Goodland and James Dyer of Eagle country as commissioners to escort the Dawes commission over that nation so that the commission may become posted as to the wishes of the people. They also passed a resolution in opposition to any change and expressed a belief that the great, mighty, powerful and Christian government of the United States would not so stuhify itself in the eyes of the civilized world by disregarding treaties heretofore solemnly entered into with a weak and dependent people, regardless of justice and equity, simply because she is powerful enough to do so. If the Journal had enough confidence in the United States government to believe that those treaties would be observed it would bitterly oppose such moves unless the Indians were friendly to it, but as the supreme court has decided that those treaties can be repealed and the congress of the United States says they must be repealed, is it not silly for the various councils to meet and say we will not accept the commission's proposition? ....
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CREEK COUNCIL. A FULL REPORT OF WHAT WAS DONE AT THE CAPITOL. The Special Session of Council at an End - Chief Perryman's Message the Committee's Reply to the Dawes Proposition, in Full. ...
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Quite a bit of important matter has been crowed out this issue on account of having so much space devoted to Creek council news. However, council news is very interesting and is being sought after by everyone, consequently we have no apology to offer.
Gov Perryman was in Muskogee the first of the week.
Mrs. Herrod has returned from her visit to Okmulgee.
Col. Simpson, we are sorry to state, is again very low to-day.
Mrs. G W West has the novelty sat-in crown hat. They are lovely.
Hon Robt. Fry, national tax collector, was in the city this week.
This town has been full of cattlemen all the week on account of the round-up.
Mr. Geo B Rodeath for T H Scales, of Wetumka, was in Eufaula this week.
Misses Mary and Nellie Morgan, two of South Canadian's loveliest young ladies, spent Tuesday in Eufaula the guest of Mrs. A P Sudham.
Rev. R M Broadhead has moved his family into Eufaula and will place his children in school. We welcome him and his interesting family to our town.
W H Sanger is now in his new store house below the National Hotel ...
Mrs. Grayson returned last night from Muskogee where she has been at the bedside of Mrs. Dr. Bennett for several days. We are glad to announce that Mrs. Bennett is convalescent.
The "Katy's" business is increasing at such a state at this point that they have been compelled to put on a night operator again. Mr. J T Taylor of Sedalia is now here server in that capacity.
Mr. James Barker, general passenger and ticket agent of the M.K.&T., together with other railroad officials from St. Louis, passed down the road Monday evening on their special train for a tour through Texas.
Price McFarland came down from Muskogee Tuesday and joined the boys in the annual round-up. Price has score's of friends here who are glad that he was elected cattle inspector at the stock yards in St. Louis. He will enter upon his duties there about the first of June.
Maj Martinier, the Mutual Life Insurance Co's agent in Eufaula, received a check for $1000 from his company Saturday, payable to Mrs. Harv (?) Mitchell of South Canadian, the same being the policy on the life of her late husband, E E Mitchell, who died some time ago. The major wrote the application on the 28th of February and on the 9th of March Mr. Mitchell died - several days before the policy was forwarded from New York. The company was notified that he was dead, so they at once sent a check for the amount.
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Mr. N B Jones, an influential and prominent citizen of Arbeka, died last week. Mr. Jones was an old and highly respected citizen and his death will be deeply felt all over the Creek nation as his circle of acquaintances extended over a large scope of country. The Journal joins hands with the sorrowing friends in extending condolences to his bereaved family and relatives.
Coweta<next name is badly smudged it looks like ...> Tsstuauggee, a member of the Coweta town who had been for many years honored with various district and national offices had, on the night of last Saturday, the misfortune to miss his footing in some way, and fell from the upper veranda of the Smith hotel at Okmulgee to the ground below, from the effects of which he died before day. He was about sixty years old, and honored and respected wherever known. He was in Okmulgee attending the convention called to meet the Dawes commission. The deceased leaves a widow, a Washington lady, to mourn his death.
A terrible tragedy is reported being enacted at the Baptist mission at Wewoka some days ago. The report says that for some time there has been a bitter feeling against an Indian boy named Frank Short by a number of the other students, which was intensified by Short reporting certain misdeeds of several of them. On Thursday night after all had retired in the dormitory on the third floor, three boys stole to Short's cot, picked him up carried him to the window and hurled him to the ground. The fall injured him so badly that he has since died. The three boys quietly escaped and have not yet been apprehended.
STIDHAM-LACY. A large crowd of friends and relatives gathered in the parlors of the Eufaula House last evening at 8 o'clock to witness the marriage ceremony of Mr. Geo W Stidham and Miss Jennie Lacy, both of this city. Miss Lacy, by her amiable qualities, has gained many friends, and her personal charms have won the admiration of all who have met her. Mr. Stidham is a popular cattleman, and is widely known throughout the Territory. He is to be congratulated, as for his fair bride there are stores of wishes for a happy future. The ceremony, short and impressive, was performed by Rev R C McGee. After the customary congratulations the guests were invited to partake of refreshments, tempting
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prepared and elegantly served, which all enjoyed immensely.
Our wish for the young wife is that her dreams may be realities, that the joy of loving may bring no thought save only bliss, and that the sorrows which are born of living may ever vanish before the husband-love which is to be her shield and protection in the future. May all the happiness imaginable come into the life of the happy bride-groom, who now whispers to the lady he has chosen:<followed by a poem>
Dr. Sims, dentist, has located at South Canadian.
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BACONE. Bacone, I.T. April 11 -
"Oh what shall be the subject of my commencement oration?" is now the cry among the collegiate.
Alex Yarger spent Saturday and Sunday in Eufaula in company with Prof. Brown.
The teachers and students have begun to make preparations for the closing exercises in June. Every effort requisite for such a close will be put forth.
J B Wesley, who has been absent for some time visiting his home at Greenleaf, has returned to his classes. Judging from his appearance, Tom went home with the view to increase his corpuiency.
The following officers will be installed by the literary society next Friday evening: President, Miss Okla (Olla ?) Spradling: vice-president, Johnson Tiger: Secretary, Jack Riley: division leaders, Walter Morton and Miss Minnie Pratt: ushers, R B Wesley and Miss Carrie Williams. The society during the past six months has made meritable progress. - Chinnubbie
SOUTH CANADIAN. South Canadian, April 9th -
Messrs M C Young, Joe Toole, Chamberlain and Lucius Wynne went fishing Saturday.
Look at Jack Millory's new walk.
J C McDuff is having four new houses built on St. Charles street for rent.
Geo. Raben is at Brush Hill this week on business.
Stanley Turner will visit his parents here this week. He thinks the Ft Worth College a grand place but must see South Canadian once in a while.
Mr. R F Hightower has added a nice lot of candies to his stock of drugs.
Mrs. Hightower and Miss Addie are again able to be out.
Saturday was another very busy day.
The correspondent visited Miss Lena Dodd on the Phillips farm Sunday.
Dr. Sims came in last week from Wagoner. The doctor is a very pleasant gentleman and we are glad to see him return.
Mrs. Cope is expecting a fine lot of hats next week. Call and see them ladies. - Indian Star
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