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Cherokee Advocate 1885 – 1886

December 4, 1885 The Cherokee Advocate Published Every Friday Morning Tahlequah Cherokee Nation Terms: One Dollar A Year, Invariably In Advance. J A Thompson, MD Permanently located at Tahlequah, I T Will do the practice of his profession, either in any departments of Surgery, Male or Female, the general practice of medicine and will insure a cure of the Opium habit, and no fee is required until the patient is completely cured and dismissed. He will always dismiss any case of the Opium patient in 20 days at the fartherest period. Some cases are dismissed in 12 days. This is a painless cure and any child can stand the treatment. Come on poor sufferer and be cured. J A Thompson, MD. February 5, 1886 The heaviest snow that this part of the Nation ever saw within the memory of man fell last Monday night, Tuesday and Tuesday night. The fall measuring 20 inches on the level prairie. The roads are almost impassable and stock of all kids are suffering to a great extent. Local Items No mails since Monday. Valentine’s day next Sunday week. Wolves are reported in large numbers near this place. The public schools of the Nation open the summer session next Monday. It is said that Captain J L Smith wants to sell out and move back to Alabama. Mr. James Stapler’s wagon shed shelters all the vagrant stock around town. On Monday night and Tuesday forenoon the snow fell to a depth of 22 to 24 inches. Mrs. Blue Foreman has been dangerously ill during the past week but is now convalescent. Deputy High Sheriff,...

Cherokee Advocate 1886

  February 15, 1886 Vinta, Indian Territory Editor Advocate: Dear Sir; Your Correspondents has not forgotten you if the weather has. We will try to be on time in the future provided the blizzards don’t interfere. News at this place is not very plentiful, we might say there we have had very cold weather, but doubtless our neighbors are aware of that as well as ourselves. Since our last items we have had intense cold and tremendous snow drifts. Business is very dull owing to the scarcity of cash. We give it up, that last snow beats us, nothing like it since we were born in this country. Our open winter prophets have hunted their holes, now and then you see the hindest one’s tail sticking out. What do muskrats know about weather anyway? The comparative pleasant weather, last Saturday, thawed out the country folks in a manner entirely satisfactory to merchants. The sick people in town so far as heard from today are on the mend. Hon. George W Scraper who has been very feeble this winter, has been very low for several days past; talking into consideration his advanced age, not much hope is entertained of his recovery. During the severe weather, or big snow, our coal dealers were out of coal and several families of our village were in the same condition. The roads to the coal tanks were however, opened in time to supply our wants. During the temporary snow blockade railroad travelers complimented our village very highly when they found that they could not get anything stronger to drink than tea or coffee. Mr....

Cherokee Advocate, May 7, 1886

May 7, 1886 Clerk’s Office, Sequoyah District, Cherokee Nation To All Whom It May Concern: Parties obtaining permits from this office made under the laws of the Cherokee Nation, are hereby warned to renew them within ten days after the expiration of such permits, or they will not be renewed. Also all persons having white or colored laborers on their farms without permits are requested to take out permits for them without delay, r they will be reported to the Solicitor for prosecution, and the non-citizens to the Executive Department of the Cherokee Nation as intruders. Given from under my hand and Seal this 30th day of March, 1866. E E Adair, Clerk Sequoyah District, Cherokee Nation. Dots From Delaware Last Friday, April 23rd, Tome Prather, living on Cowskin Prairie, shot and instantly killed a man by the name of Nale. From information, gathered from various sources, the circumstances are about as follows: Nale was a permitted man, living on Prather’s place. Tuesday, previous to the killing, Nale, while passing Prather’s house, heard an unusual noise in the house and going in to see what it meant, found Prather beating his wife. He, Nale, prevented him from further maltreatment of his wife, and rebuked him for thus treating a woman. Nothing further occurred and Nale left. On Friday morning Nale riding along the road near Prather’s house, was shot and instantly killed, as above stated. A little girl, some 13 years old, was passing near Prather’s house and saw Tom slipping on his hands and knees to a little house in the yard, and about the same time saw...

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