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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 17 (the No. changed back to 17)
April 26, 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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What has become of Aunt Mary Lease? The old lady has been very quiet for the last month or so.
While the Coxey band of bums are marching on to Washington several thousand strong, farmers all over the country are crying for help on their farms.
The only thing we have from council this week is that the rolls are being revised and they will begin the payment now in a short while. The first payment will be made at Vinita.
The man who feels no interest for no mortals save those in his immediate family is merely a bobtail brute. Such people do more to retard civilization and justice than any other public enemy.
The Choctaw Herald has risen from the ashes and made its appearance last week for the first time since the fire brighter than ever before. We congratulate Bro. Lester on his push and energy in resurrecting the paper.
The Fort Worth Gazette suggests that congress should ascertain the feeling of the Indians by submitting to a popular vote the question of allotment. ...
The M. K. & T. is not the Indian Territory and Muskogee lacks a whole lot of being its hub - Ardmore State Herald. The M. K. & T. is "pestering" the State Herald and other papers over there considerably and is especially causing McAdams much mental anguish. We sympathize with him in his agony and suggest that he use Castoria.
Senator Dawes and daughter are on a vacation to their home in Massachusetts, but the Commissions Kidd and McKennon are still in south McAlester endeavoring to get the consent of the Indians to allot. We are afraid they will never consent to anything, which, in our opinion, will be their death and destruction, politically speaking.
BACONE. Bacone, I. T. April 25 -
Miss Pratt returned from her trip to McAlester Monday.
Fuller Knight was summoned home Tuesday morning.
Mrs. A P McKellop, of Muskogee, was a visitor last Saturday evening. She was accompanied by her father and mother and a friend, Mrs. Carry.
The boys set out on another fishing and hunting foray last week, but returned looking as hungry and despondent as those who went several weeks ago. According to Tom's testimony, they were successful only in minicing owls and alluring them from their homes to the trees around the camp fire. - Chinnubbie
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EVERYWHERE. New of Interest Gleamed From Our Exchanges and Boiled Down.
Court convenes in Muskogee the first of May.
Jefferson W Shaw has been appointed postmaster at Tucker, I.T.
After July 1st a new money order will be issued and the rates reduced. The postal note will be abolished altogether.
A Chinaman was murdered and robbed in Purcell Saturday night. After they secured his money, which was about $600, they burned his shanty and body to conceal their crime.
Postoffce Inspector Houck took charge of the Talequah postoffice Saturday at noon. On examining the accounts of the office, the inspector found a shortage of $300. John L Adair, Jr., was the postmaster.
Dock Bishop and Frank Latham were lynched last week at Woodward, O.T., by settlers for horse stealing. Both men belonged to gangs that were systematically stealing horses from settlers and running them into Texas to sell.
Edward Witherell, rector of the Episcopal church at Stillwater, O.T., has eloped with Mrs. Anna Stevens. He leaves a penniless wife and babe, who are now living off of charity. It is thought they went to Kansas City.
Silas Lewis, the ring leader of the political trouble in the Choctaw nation last year, was given a new hearing last week and sentenced to be shot on May 4. The cases of the balance of the nine originally condemned, together with twelve yet untried, were continued until the first Monday in June.
Eight prisoners escaped from the county jail at Perry Sunday night by cutting through the roof. Otto Riley, one of the escaped prisoners, is the notorious outlaw jailed some time ago on the charge of highway robbery. Wright Manley, another escaped prisoner, is a notorious outlaw and is said to belong with Riley to a gang. The others were accused of grand larceny.
Among the fifty-six federal prisoners that were carried to Brooklyn, N.Y., last week by Marshal Crump of the Fort Smith court, was a young bandit only 13 years old named Jim Rogers. He was convicted of holding up the postmaster of Hayden, Ok., and robbing the office. Dr. D M Pate of Checotah was also one of the unfortunates. He was sent up for eighteen months for shooting George Scott.
Senator Dolph has introduced a bill, the intent of which is to define Indian citizenship. It provides that all Indians or mixed bloods who have been allotted lands in severalty shall be considered citizens of the United States, and in grants to persons claiming land under the allotment act the right to bring suit to establish their rights in court as may be done by citizens.
Judge Parker has sentenced Frank Collins and Lewis Holden to hang Wednesday, July 25. Both men were sentenced more than a year ago but their cases were appealed to the supreme court, where the sentences were confirmed. Collins killed Randal Lovely at Fort Gibson, I. T. several years ago. Lewis Holden was found guilty of the murder of George Bickford, near Wilberton, I.T.
The striking miners are again quiet at Hartshorne and Alderson. Saturday night the men employed by the Choctaw Coal and Railway at those places took a vote in order to see how they stood for striking. They voted it down by a big majority. Everything is moving along nicely at Krebs, but small groups of men are seen here and there all over town holding very earnest conversations, and trouble is expected almost any time, yet there have been no open threats made except against the men at work for the Choctaw coal company, as it is quite certain that unless they get the men now at work to quit, that company will furnish all the coal needed, and they will be slowly but surely starved out.
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CHIEF PERRYMAN. Warns Non Citizens Against Introducing Cattle Into This Country. - Executive Office; Muskogee Nation
To the people of the Muskogee Nation, and all persons whom these present may concern, Greetings - It has been made known to me officially, that certain citizens and residents of the Muskogee district, this nation, in collusion with non-citizens have in violation of the quarantine and general laws of our nation, as well as in violation of the Federal laws, introduced into said district and nation, Texas cattle belong to non-citizens, and placed same in mile square pastures and ranged them on the public domain of this nation. ...
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Mrs. Bailey is quick sick to-day.
Dr. Bailey's new residence is nearing completion.
Mrs. J F Ingram was visiting in Wetumka this week.
Mrs. A P Stidham has returned from her visit to Muskogee.
Mr. W A Wallace is at the Creek capital and other points of interest this week.
Mr. Porter of Texas, brother to Rev. Porter, is in Eufaula and has accepted a position with W H Sanger.
Messrs. C G Moore and W A Wallace made a trip to Checotah and points in the Cherokee nation Sunday.
Mrs. Burdett and Mrs. Crabtree leave this evening for Sedalia to visit Mrs. Crabtree's parents.
Mr. W H Samson, wife and children, and Miss Jessie Robb of Muskogee, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tully this week.
Prof. Mitchell, who has charge of the school at Capt. Rayford's was in Eufaula Friday. He spent Saturday in Checotah.
There will be a picnic near Eufaula Tuesday. It has not been decided where it will be held, but an announcement will be made of it Sunday morning at Sunday school.
Gov. and Mrs. Perryman are at Wetumka and other western points this week visiting the various schools. Miss Minnie Fryer has charge of Mrs. Perryman's school during her absence.
Mr. Tom Clapper spent Tuesday evening in Eufaula with his friend Chas. Aingell. Tom has been bill clerk at Krebs for some time, but he has now taken the position of night operator at Checotah.
Cheparney Leother has been convicted of larceny for the third time in Wewoka district. Leother is a seminole Indian about 16 years old, and the execution will take place on May 11th at 12 o'clock.
Rev. J H Milburn, editor of the Baptist Watchman of South McAlester, spent Monday in Eufaula and occupied the pulpit at the Baptist church in the evening. We acknowledge a pleasant call from him.
Mr. A V Robinson of Lexington, Mo., the father of Mrs. W H Sanger, was in Eufaula yesterday and left last night for Muskogee. Mrs. Sanger will join him there this evening and accompany him home for a short visit.
Prof. Bacone filled Rev. Essex's pulpit at the Baptist church here Sunday morning and evening, Rev. Essex being retained at some other point. Prof. Bacone is a fluent, interesting speaker, and the large congregation that welcomed him at both services enjoyed an eloquent discourse.
Dr. J H Hensley, the national physician at the Wetumka Labor School was in Eufaula Friday and went to Muskogee on the evening train. He returned from there Sunday morning and at once left for home. Dr. Hensley is a very pleasant young gentleman, and we had the pleasure of forming his acquaintance.
Dr. G A Major of Sedaila, Mo., is in Eufaula and will remain until May 7th. [dentist ad]
Judge McIntosh's court has been grinding out justice to the evil doers at a rapid rate this week. Tuesday Willie Thompson was given fifty lashes on the bare back for stealing a shoat, and Wednesday Wesley Asberry and Thomas Williams were given one hundred lashes each on their bare back for stealing a pistol and hog, respectively.
Deputy Grant Johnson arrested Jim Whitlock Tuesday morning at his home eight miles west of Eufaula for deserting his family and taking up with another woman. Some time ago Whitlock left his wife and children and in company with another woman left for parts unknown, but a few days ago they returned home and Grant gathered them both under his wings. He kept them in town Tuesday and left for Fort Smith on the night train. Yesterday morning a telegram was received here from South McAlester stating that the bird hath flown. Just how he escaped from the officer we have not learned.
Mr. Robt. Sanders and Mrs. Nancy Ann Woods were united in holy bonds of wedlock Tuesday morning at the residence of the bride on Col. McIntosh's farm. Rev. A M Broadhead performing the scared rites. After the ceremony was performed the happy couple with a large crowd of friends who had gathered to witness the nuptials, repaired to the dining room where a magnificent dinner awaited them. The Journal wishes the newly married couple all the pleasure that can possible be derived from double blessedness.
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