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,
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.
No mails since Monday.
Valentine's day next Sunday week.
Wolves are reported in large numbers near
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
Deputy High Sheriff, Caleb Starr, has
resigned and Dick Robinson now officiates in
Wm Fields who was shot by Wm Boot in
Canadian District some time ago is not
expected to live.
Two "trusts" of the National Prison succeed
in stealing from __________ who was as mad a
wet hen in consequence.
It is said now that Frank Adair and Mrs. Gus
Ivey will teach the Tahlequah Public School
the coming session.
Mr. Blue Alberty put in most of the day
Wednesday trying to resurrect his wood pile
a buried ax from under the snow.
Captain Smith don't want his friends to
think because he has been in bed for the
past day or two, he is sick. Because he
isn't. He is out of wood.
Some of the young men of Tahlequah have
purchased some Cherokee Testaments and hymn
books for the use of the prisoners at the
The trial of George McDaniel and Levi
Christie set for last Monday in Illinois
District was again postponed on account of
inclement weather, until the 8th.
Caleb Starr while searching for whiskey in a
little house of not very savory repute on
the Tahlequah spring branch came across a
pistol that had been stolen from him about a
George Mitchell and Mr. Vann Edmondson left
the National Hotel this morning in a wagon
with four horses hitched to it, bound for
Beatie's Prairie. They expect to be two days
Mr. Oce P Daniel of Park Hill had a horse
stolen out of his stable one night last
week. As it was taken the night after the
escape of a convict, the presumption is,
that rode off Oce's horse.
Mr. James W McSpadden has been recuperating
at home for the past week or so preparatory
to another year's work in town. He will
commence with Mr. Robert French about the
1st present month.
Mr. Van Edmonson, one of the most
substantial farmers and stockmen of Batie's
Prairie, was in town two or three days this
week on business connected with the
contracts for furnishing the supplies of
each of the Seminaries and the Orphan
Mr. James Stapler informs us that as soon as
the weather will permit, the Telephone
Company, with which he is connected, will
commence the erection of the line from this
place to Muskogee and push it to completion
at the earliest possible date.
Your reporter went out day before yesterday
to kill some more deer, but got lost in the
snow. But for the sagacity of the horse his
chances would have been good to have laid
out all night. He finally landed at Rev.
Lacy Hawkin's where he spent the night.
Professor J H Covel the Orphan Asylum writes
us as to the general prosperity of that
section of the Nation and renews his
subscription to the Advocate with an
encouraging word. Thanks, many thanks, old
boy, may this world appreciate you and treat
Judge "Red" Watt Adair, the father of Aunt
Betsy (Judge Tim Walker's wife) and Mont
Adair, used to live in Flint District.
Once, when Aunt Betsy and her older brother
Warren, were young folks, they went on a
visit to Baties's Prairie. They happened to
stay two or three days over their time. On
their return, their father, the Judge,
without saying anything to the delinquents,
promptly gave each of the ponies, ridden by
them, a thrashing. Admonishing them (the
ponies) meantime on the evil of straying
away from home longer than the appointed
Mr. John Brown Sheriff of Illinois District
was shot and wounded last Monday night at
the Illinois Court House by a man named
Cloud whom the sheriff was trying to disarm
for disorderly conduct. About 9 o'clock at
night the Sheriff's attention was called to
whooping and shooting on the road north of
the Court House- Summoning two men Mr. Brown
went to disarm the parties and succeeded in
securing one pistol and was in the act of
disarming Cloud when he was shot, the ball
taking the middle finger of the left hand
off at the second joint and severely
wounding the third finger. The sheriff and
one of his posse Johnny Fields immediately
returned the fire though with what effect
was not ascertained until the next morning
when Cloud was found to have been hit twice,
once in the ankle and once through the body
near the left hip bone. The night was very
dark and it was impossible to distinguish
several parties who were with Cloud and two
of whom also fired upon the Sheriff and
guard Johnny Fields getting two bullets
through his clothing. Mr. Brown is now at
this place receiving medical attention. When
last heard from Cloud was in a precarious
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