Checotah Enquirer (Newspaper) - August 9, 1901, Checotah, Oklahoma VOLUME INDIAN AUGUST 9, 1901.NUMBER 46 Mercantile Co. Dress Wash White Upholstery Separate Silk Waists and he avy fire Caddo to the Extent of Over One Hundred Thousand 1. Aug. 7.- Fire at 11 o'clock tonight started in the postoffice building on the north side uf Buffalo street ami spread to the new building of G. B. then spread east to the corner occupied by Arnold & then north to the residence of P. L. In all eighteen buildings are with those losing buildings are Dr. LeRoy loss insurance Homer & loss W. H. loss insurance Frank's barber loss insurance Mrs. C. A. loss D. two loss B. F. loss L. E. Droke loss Arnold & loss insurance D. loss insurance A. loss W. P. and loss unknown j Smith loss unknown loss Mrs. P. L. loss insurance Buildings on the south side are nearly all injured by flames and stocks injured by It is impossible to estimate the The Are is still Johnson - Gov. Johnson of the Chickasaw was recently naked by an Appeal reporter the effect of the recent act of congress which maltes Indians in the Territory citizens of the He act making Indians United States citizens does not impair the property rights of the neither does it abrogate the Atoka It does not in fact repeal any of the laws of the Chickasaw tribe and 1 can't see how it effects to any extent outside of making him a United States I we have the same jurisdiction we have had The fact does not in my the power of the i jurisdiction have I maintain our tribal enact our our tribal takes remain a white man marry an Indian who is a citizen of the United States without complying with the tribal participate in the division of was inquired of by the they They must marry according to tribal to get their share of otherwise they are not ' Gov. Johnson insists that the property rights of the tribes are not and that an Indian as an American citizen cuts no the event the Indian is not put in possession of hts allotment before the extinguishment of the tribal what will be the govern has obligated itself to allot the to the said the the ed I do not know what he ' one more To Visit eureka August 19th, 1901. The Frisco lide will have a special at rate of for the round tickets limited to ten days from date of and good to return on any regular train within This is only a gentle hint to give you an opportunity to make your Watch this apace for full or make yourself known to either of the undersigned by postal or Bryan General Passenger St. Mo. B. F. District Passenger Fair The question of securing at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition an exhibit illustrative of the resources of the Indian is exciting some comment in various parts of the The Press Association took the in the appointing a which committee has regularly and has made some progress in the The first step taken by the committee was to arrange a with the commission of the United By correspondence with Secretary Florey it is understood that such meeting is to be held early in The following letter from Secretary Stevens is self Mr. W. H. Secretary Indian Territory Press - Ind. Dear am directed by President Francis to acknowledge receipt of your valued communication of July 20th, with reference to the movement being made by the Indian Press Association looking to the representation of the Territory at the Louisiana Purchase Communications have already been exchanged with other organizations in the Territory but Francis desires me to say that no exclusive recognition has been given auy organization in this on the it is the desire of the Directory of the Exposition Company to co-operate with all to the end that the Territory may be properly and the Exposition benefited It is hoped we will have your valuable co-operation in our enter price of so much importance to the Mississippi Valley and the entire Louisiana and we will assuredly respond with gratitude to any disposition on the part of the Indian Territory Press Association to contribute to the success of our We hope to receive further suggestions and advice from you time to W. B. The old Choctaw rule used to be that no Indian should settle within hog call of this was an unwritten and was later enacted Into statute that no should settle within of a quarter of a mile of his neighbor's and became prolific of trouble as a partition fence in an Irishman's back k Judge Clapton holds that It is still * good no squatting before sixty The President's Proclamation Made Point Rush is Officials of the interior department do not anticipate any special demand fbr those lands in the Kiowa country that are not They say it is not to be expected that a person having the right tb make entry for lands will relinquish that right if there seems to be any For this reason of the opinion that the demand willnot be such as to develop rush from the it Is admitted that if a large n of sections should not be a rush would be possible and be no way of assistant secretary of the in discussing this phase of the said days after August 6 lands lh the new Oklahoma country will be subject to entry the same as pubic lands are ' subject to in or any other state or It is not expected that there will be enough land untaken to cause a rush from the Persons desiring sections will go to the land office and die in the for If two persons settle on the same tract the claim of the man farst tling would be the prior If oue settles on the land before another man files an application for entry at the the settler Continued on page 2.