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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 17 (the No. changed back to 17)
April 26, 1894 (Part 2)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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DENTAL NOTICE. Dr. Sims, dentist, has located at South Canadian ...

Some one entered Mr. Griffin's gun shop last night and appropriated a winchester belonging to him.

Quite a storm passed over Whitfield Sunday morning, blowing down the Masonic Hall and doing other damage.

Dr. F E Webster of Kansas City has located in Eufaula for the practice of dentistry. ...

Dr. G A Major, dentist, of Sedalia, is in Eufaula and will remain for several weeks. ... Office at Dr. Ruker's.

Hon. Yarter Barnett, one of the oldest citizens in Eufaula district died last Sunday evening after a protracted siege of pneumonia. He came from Alabama to this country with the Creeks while a young man, and was at the time of his death the oldest member of the Baptist church among his tribe. At the time he cast his lot with the church there was a penalty of one hundred lashes on the bare back for such, and he has been proclaiming God's word to his people for half a century or more. His parents were Choctaws and were captured in some battle between the Creeks and Choctaws, since which time Mr. Barnett was adopted by the Creeks and was an honored citizen, having represented Quassado town in council for several terms. The deceased was an industrious, sober and good man, and leaves a wife, several sons and one daughter to mourn his death.


The many friends in Claremore of Dr. Leo Bennett of Muskogee will be pained to learn of the death of his estimable wife on Friday of last week. Interment took place at her old home in Eufaula - Claremore Progress

We regret to learn the death of Mrs. Bennett of Muskogee, wife of Ex-Indian Agent Leo E Bennett. She was an estimable Christian lady and much respected. - Muldrow Register

We learned a few days ago that Mrs. Dr. Bennett of Muskogee wife of ex-Indian Agent Bennett, was dead. Mrs. Bennett had been ill for some time and we suppose her death was not unexpected. She was a member of the Muskogee tribe and belonged to a distinguished family. She was an excellent lady and her death will be mourned by many friends and relatives. - Atoka Citizen.

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Monday evening while Louis Smith and another party were out hunting horses they came upon some parties whom they term bad men. They were out near Sam Jimboy's place where they noticed two horses standing off from the road a short distance in a little grove, and they started out where they were. When in about one hundred yards of them they discovered that they were saddled, and as they neared them two unknown men rose up from behind the horses with winchesters and told Smith to move on the other way and to not come another step nearer them. Smith tried to explain to the parties that they were looking for horses and not men, but was told that it did not make a d__m bit of difference what he was looking for, but he must go in another direction. Before Smith got out of site of them they mounted their horses and rode off through the woods. Some are inclined to believe they are part of the Dalton gang that has drifted down here, while others think they are amateuer horse thieves. There is talk of a party being organized to scour the county for them.

PRESS CENSORSHIP. Oklahoma, OK - April 23 -

The Oklahoma Press association held a meeting in this city to-day. It was called to consider Judge Scott's action in attempting to muzzle the press and to express disappointment and condemnation of the sentence imposed on Journalist McMasters for contempt of court. Representatives of twenty-five of the leading newspapers of the territory were present, and after a full and free non-partisan discussion of the matter the following resolutions were adopted by an almost unanimous vote: ... [followed by a lengthy list of resolutions - the main theme being freedom of the press] signed by: Wm P Harper, chairman; Ben F Whitman, N E Whitaker, Ed C Rixsey and M I Bixler, editor of the Norman Democrat, who was chairman of the convention and J E Quein of the Edmond Republican, secretary.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY. Caddo, I.T. Apr 23 - This morning Deputy United States Marshal Mason arrested Charles Pearl, Tom Wolford and a woman on the charge of highway robbery. Last Saturday evening near Caddo, John Jones, a jeweler was held up and robbed of $35. He came to town and reported to the marshal. They deny the charge.

GOING TO WASHINGTON. Washington, April 23 - Commission of Indian Affairs Browning has given the Osage Indian nation permission to send delegates to Washington to discuss reservation matters. The party which will leave in a few days will comprise Principal Chief No-Koh-Wob She-Ton-Gain, ex-Chief Black Dog, National Secretary James Bigheart, Peter Bigheart and Me-Kee Woh-Ko-In-Ka and Hu-Loh-Kah-Kah. The designated object of the trip is the discussion of matters affecting their civilization fund, unsold lands in Kansas, an accrued trust fund, purging the rolls of names of half breeds and others illegally drawing annuities, the admission of others to the Osage rolls in the future, the policy of the jurisdiction of courts and statehood and the status of the land included in the present reserve.

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KILLED MAN AND HORSE. Caddo, I.T. April 23 - Will Christie, a white man living eight miles northeast of Caddo left his home three weeks ago, telling his wife that he would be back in a few hours; that he was going to Caddo to see Deputy United States Marshal A J Fryer. Nothing more was heard of him until yesterday, when his body was found in a drift in Boggy Creek with a bullet hole in it. His horse was also killed, and was in the drift with him. The officers have a good clew, and are doing everything they can to find the murderer.

     As I loved her while among us I desire to mingle my tears with those who mourn her departure and express my appreciation of her many virtues while she lived and when she died.
     I knew her as a little child probably five years of age. I remember her as she hung about her mother after relating her grievances for her to settle and awaiting with tears to receive the consolation which none but a mother can give and I frequently thought an unpleasant disposition might develop as she grew up on account of parental indulgences but I was mistaken. Her better judgment prevailed and she seemingly nourished her better qualities while deserting her faults.
     I watched her till she became a young lady and she was indeed popular at this station of live, but her popularity increased with her married life, so much that I believe her Muskogee friends will bear me out in saying none knew her but to love her. How strange it seems that she who in latter years was interesting herself and exerting all her powers for the betterment and elevation of humanity should be checked forever in this career. Ever eager to relieve the poor the horizon of her love and sympathy bounded not only those who were her friends but included all needs and struggles she knew. Young and old alike were cheered by her presence. She was a natural musician but not being satisfied with her

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instrumental attainments her voice was trained and she became noted as a vocalist. How often we have enjoyed her singing and other musical qualifications and who knows but to-day she may be one of the heavenly choir chanting praises to her King.
     It has been said that time will make us forget our lost ones but while she is beyond the realms of this existence we have a throbbing of the heart, a deep feeling of affection, a remembrance of her in all her lovely characteristics which will remain with us as time rolls on and while I grieve that she will not return, as I'm sitting lost in thought, I imagine her with the angels in the presence of her master, a crown upon her forehead glittering with stars. Would to God we could be more like her. How much happiness we might render to others as we pass among our fellow beings scattering sunshine along the way.
     I shall never forget the night I last saw her alive. Her features were all aglow, the angle of peace had visited her. Alas I did not know while she was thus rejoicing that in the morning of her life sun was setting and her lamp of light would soon become extinguished. But she had received a message from heaven the comforter was with her and with her strength renewed she remained fearless and ready to meet the last enemy, and it makes me glad as I remember her face lighted up with angel brightness and confidence in her spiritual condition to fight the last battle, and it was only a little <...> of the engagement commenced and as it were with but a single sigh she conquered.
     I saw her once again but that musical voice was hushed, the brightness of her eyes were dimmed. She lay a sleeping beauty. Peace reigned but she had been the victor. Her last expression to her husband will ever remained fixed in his memory. Having raised her head to meet his lips gazing on his face the last time on earth she whispered "Kiss me papa and I'll try to sleep." There lips met, then resting her head upon his arm she closed her eyes. Nature disengaged the vital cord and with one sublime leap her soul entered her heavenly inheritance beyond the pearly gates, souring from glory to glory, anxious to welcome her loved ones behind. - W. H. R.

CHECOTAH. Checotah, I.T. April 23

Deputy Marshal Sid Johnson was in town last week and arrested one John Brown, alias "Scar Face Charley" for peddling whisky. When arrested he had several quarts in his possession.

Mr. and Mrs. J A Scott and two little daughters of Muskogee visited Mr. G S Crane and family.

News has been received here that Dr. Pate has been transferred from Fort Smith jail to the Brooklyn, N. Y. penitentiary. He goes for eighteen months.

The genial and ever pleasant Tom Clapper is now night operator. Tom formerly worked here and has many friends who welcome him back.

Drs. Stewart and Davis were in Muskogee Friday. There are several rumors as to the cause of their visit, though some of them are verified.

Will Gray, the faithful clerk of the McKinney Drug Co., is quite low, though Dr. Stewart the attending physician, renounces him in no immediate danger.

Mrs. Bowers and family of Colbert have located in Checotah and are now occupying the new residence of Judge Lerblance.

J H Crabtree of Eufaula was a distinguished visitor this week.

W J Johnson, the young man who was gored by a steer mention of which was made last week, is rapidly recovering. Drs. Davis and Stewart are the attending physicians.

The people here are very indignant at the railroad company on account of the way they are being treated about dead cattle. Hundreds of cattle that are shipped here for grazing purposes have died in the cars and they are dumped out right in town and as a natural consequence we have an odor from them constantly. Our people will not stand such proceedings much longer.

 Judge Lerblance and his estimable lady are in Checotah this evening.

The McKinney Drug Co has cut off a room in the rear of their store which they use for a ware room, and Drs. Stewart and Davis have fitted them up as office overhead which will be a very neat place when completed.

Mrs. Davis and daughter, Miss Jane, of Kingston, Ga.,

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are visiting Mr. J Dunegan and family. Mrs. Davis is Mrs. Dunegan's mother.

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C M Dyer was very low Monday night and but little hope was entertained for its recovery. We are glad to report it out of danger now.

Mr. Jas Carroll will leave to-morrow for Illinois, where he will take a position railroading. His family will remain in Checotah until he gets settled.

Mr. H G Fisher returned to-night from Tahlequah where he has been attending council. He reports that the Cherokees will make their first payment at Vinita just as soon as the rolls can be revised.

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