Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, July 04, 1891, Page 5, Image 5
CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1891 y Rudge & Morris, LEONARD REFRIGERATORS, QUICK MEAL GAS AND GASOLINE LVTtVTCN jffrJ Hot Air Furnaces, Water Coolers, Water Filters, Gold Bronze and Brass Bird Cages, Builder's Hardware. Rudge & Morris 1122 N Street. WE ARE JUST IN RECEIPT -OK- Spring Shapes -IN- Christy's London Hats. We are the only house In the City who tell these goods. Come in and try one. Spring Suits andOvercoats Arc being displaced by us now. Give us a call. If you Depositjyour Sayings IN THE Lincoln Savings Bank & Safe Deposit Co. 8. K.eor. lithsndlShts. THEV WILL finUN INTEF 1ST FOR YOU Aljtho Katej S-Mve per Ct. pij Annum-5 Have 5o) a weok itwi (It amounlH ullh Interost In Uvo yours to Urmn.w, llauk opens at 0:30 it.jfui. to ;i:flO . m. nnd Hatunlny evenings, 5 t l. m, Safes to Rent in' Burglar and Fire Proof Vaults. tm HKTLJll A110NG THE CIlEUOKEES. INTERESTINQ INTERVIEW WITH AN INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. Tahlrqunli, tlm Cnpltnl of Itm Nation Tlm rrcollarltlcs of tho Legislature lnil er Kept Out ljr Captious Content Hooly llrll, Hum Houston 1ltnge, Kt. Special CorrcKpondcnoe.l Wabhinqion, Juno 20, An ofllclnl of tho interior department lins just re turned from tho Indian Territory, where ho hns l)eou in business connected with Ills work as n public oftlcur for more than a month. Ho tells somovery interesting stories nbout tho civilized Indians, their manners and inodo of living, their gov ernmental machine, their chiefs, trllies- men, sisters nud dnughteis. In the course of a general conversation with this gentleman a fow days ago ho guvo me soino ideas of Cherokee life that 1 must admit were entirely now. Hero is tho substance of his conversation, not in his exact language ltit his ideas and ob servations are carefully Bet forth: Tho Cherokee capital is happily lo cated. Tahlequah is a beautiful littlo villugo nestling amid a quartet of wooded hills. It is thirty miles east of tho M., K. and T. railroad and something over feoventy miles from Fort Smith, Ark. The country surrounding Tuhleounh is about tho llnest in tho world. Wood, water and grass are nbnnd.uit. Iron ore and coal are to bo had for tho digging and crop out at. tho grass roots, and the region is dotted with health giving min eral springs. Talileipmh Itself does not amount to much. Nature did more for it than man. Tho streets are wide and kept in fairly good condition. But the houses aro cheap and primitive. There jiro a fow substantial brick buildings, but the majority are ill constructed frame structures. There nro a fow log cabins to remind you of old times. Tho capitol is a two story brick build ing, with a gaudy cupola. It is too small for its purposes. Tho treasury de partment and the two houses of tho leg islature aro situated on tliu llr.it lloor, and on tho second floor tho executive of fices, tho supremo court, tho department of education and the auditor's ofilco arc located. The public ofllces aro small and cheaply furnished. Tho lloors of tho executive ofllces aro covered with matting, and tho chief nnd hissooroturles sit on dollar and a half chairs in front of plain pino board tables. Tho legislators aro better provided for, ho far as desks and chairs aro concerned, but tho mem bers of the lower ltouso nro crowded as closely as sardines in a can. The treas ury department looks like n vlllago cala boose. A safe is hidden under a big counter, and the interior office is cut off from tho public room by big iron bars. Tho outer windows of tho otllco, too, aro liberally barred. The Cherokee legislators aro a happy-go-lucky set nud miscellaneous in ap pearance. About a third seem to le white, a third of mixed blood and a third pure Indians. There is ono gen nino negro in tho lower house, an ox elavo of a Cherokee family. Procedure is slow. About a third of tho members aro not conversant with tho English lan guage, and everything said, oven to tho prayer at tho commencement of each session, has to bo translated. Only a few of the members aro verged in parliamen tary law, and tho presiding officers aro selected more on tho score of personal popularity than becausoof fitness for the positions. Tho clerks are now to tho business, like tho legislature, and every thing is done at a snail's pace. When a member sjieakB in English tho interpreter immediately arises and trans lates his remarks into Cherokee. When a resolution or bill is read in either lan guage tho interpreter immediately puts it into tho other language and reads it in its new lingual clothing. Tho members emoko continually when they aro not chewing. Tho presiding officers havo no gavels, and make no effort to maintain order. Tho members talk to each other across tho hall and swap jokes with the speaker. When a clerk or iutorpreter is reading or talking, however, a pin could bo heard to drop, and tho best of order is kept and tho closest attention paid when members are speaking. Tho spec tators crowd through tho aisles and sit on the Aetl'fi tji front of tho members, and frequently util fri?nds what to do or what to say ia a loud voice. Tho house is very primitive in its actions and deliberations, and tho mi.iedure is very simple. Senate bills nro read Mfconco in tho house, and house bills iissj read but ouco in tho senate Two Or threo members of tho house do all th talking, and ora tory ia'uot oxuberuvt. Tho speaker is a bearded hxlfbreed, and understands both English and Cherokee. In the house prayer is first rendered in English and subsequently in Cherokee. Chaplains aro provided in end? houso but not paid. It is merely an honorary position. Tho members pay strict attention and net decorously during prayer. As tho Hon. Hooly Bell, senator lrom Delaware dis trict, put it, "Tho Cherokees try to fool tho Almighty just the same as white folks." Tho bonatu has much tho advantage of tho houso in point of ability. The sen ators aro activo politicians and evidently take tho lead in all legislation, the house subsequently confirming or rejecting by ono vote. The parties are well disci plined. Sam Houston Bengo, of Glb-on, is the legislative leader of the Nationals, and Hooly Bell, of Delaware, is the un questioned bass of tho Downings. The loaves nud fishes are the only teal issues between the parties. At the opening of the session both the leaders aio decapi tated by notice of contest being served on them. By an absurd and dangerous law, senators or members on whom notice of contest is served must letiro until the contest is decided. It can bo seen that under tho provisions of this law tho organization of the legislature could be indefinitely postponed. A spite ful, defeated candidate has only to enter n contest against bis successful rival to prevent him from participating in the preliminary proceedings of the legislative body to which ho was elected. There aro only elghteom monitors of tho senate, of which ten constitute a quorum. Thus contests ngninst nine senators would prevent tho organization of that body. Tho contcstoos cannot participate, and less than a quorum can not effect an organization or transact any business whatever. It is ono of tho plans of tho politicians hero to have tho seats of tho leading members of each party nlwnys contested so as to prevent their participation in tho early proceed ings. At tho last session Bongo's sent was contested, and tho Nationals not to Ik outdone, contested Hooly Bell's seat. There is no pretense on either side that tho contest is other than vexatious. Bengo, tho National party legislative lender, is really an able man. Ho is a lawyer and a farmer. Ho EHaks both English and Cherokee fluently, and lies tho reputation of being tho lxst orator In tho nation. Ho looks like a wHto man n littlo browned by exposure to tho sun. It Is whispered around lie re that he is a sou of tho famous Sam Houston, of Texas. Ho has the Houston eyes, the Houston jaws, tho Houston walk niki tho Houston teuqr. It will lio remem bered that Sam Houston resided for a couple of years in the nation after ho re signed tho governorship of Tennessee. Ho lived about fourteen miles from Tahlequnh. Lucieu B. Bell, commonly called Hoo ly, Is n lawyer, cattle raiser and fanner. Ho is shrewd, rotund and jolly. He claims that ho is a Cherokee by blood and related to half tho icoplo in tho na tion, but ho has none of the appearance of an Indian. Hooly lived in Texas for a number of years, and is a college graduate. Ho is a slick politician, but cannot speak Cherokee, which is a great disadvantage to him. In the debates in tho legislature Bengo invariably gets tho best of Hooly, because of Bongo's knowl edge of Cherokee. Bengo will talk five minutes in English and then five min utes in Cherokee. Ho will swap lan guages as often as it suits him during his speech, and Hooly, not understand ing tho native tongue, is placed at a de cided disadvantage. Bengo invariably captures the full blood support, because he can appeal for it eloquently in the native tongue. However eloquent Hoo ly's apiieals In English may 1m, they aro cold and uniuipassioued when rendered in tho machine sentences of tho inter preter. Tho Cherokee politicians aro patterned after their brothers the world over. Study a practical politician in any part of tho world, and you will find him du plicated wherever you go. The' aro tho saino in the Cherokee Nation as in Mis souri, in Illinois, in New York, in Texas. Office is tho usufruct of politics, and it is tho aim of tho Cherokee statesman thn same as tho man of Missouri or New York. By common consent the two smartest politicians in tho nation aro Denis Wolf Bushyhead, tho ex-chief, and Secretary of State W. P. Boudinot. Old Bill Boudinot, as ho is called , is a character in his way. He is a man of a good deal of learning, was educated in Connecticut and is now on tho shady side of seventy years. The Boudinots' original name is Watio. They aro cousins of General Stan Watio, of Confederate fame. A missionary named Boudinot, from Massachusetts, went among tho Chero kees whilo they wero yet in Georgia. When ho returned to his New England homo he carried a joung Cherokee named Elins Watio with him. Watio remained in Massachusetts until ho mar ried and adopted tho name of Boudinot. When his kinsmen moved to Indian Ter ritory ho joined them with his Yankee wile, and old BUI and Ellas aro tho fruits of tho marriage. When the old man died tho mother returned to New England with her two sons, wliero they remained until tho boys wore educated. Old Bill's eyes aro in tho middle of his face, and his forehead sticks out like John L. Sullivan's muscles. Ho walks around town dressed in a heavy ulster overcoat nud linen trousers. Tho bosom of his shirt is open summer and winter. Ho nover ties his shoes, and tho tops of his stockings are invariably doubled under tho heels of his shoes, while tho strings on tho extremity of his drawers trail behind. His mako up is pictur esque, and those who know him best say it is not the result of affectation, but of carelessness. According to the Downing party old Bill is tho heavy villain of Cherokee politics. Ho is always thinking, always scheming, always working souio prob lem through his head. His engineering of the National party kept its members in offlco for years, oven when tho popu lar vote was against its candidates. Old Bill is a student and a philosopher. Ho is a voracious reader. Ho sleeps Uvo hours in twenty-four, devotes about three-quarters of an hour daily to eat ing, mid spends tho rest of his time read ing and writing. Ho is a great admirer of Henry Georgo and a believer in his theories. Ho is, however, tho strongest kind of a Republican in United States politics. Bnshyhead Is sixty-two years old, fat, good nntured and easygoing. Ho claims to bo a quadroon, but looks like a white man. Ho lived twenty years in Califor nia, und was ono of the forty-niners. His brother is now sheiid of San Diego county, in the Golden State. Bushyhead returned to the Indian Territory about eighteen years ago, and immediately be gan to take a hand in politics. Ho was appointed treasurer about two years after his return, served eight years, and was then elected chief, in which ofilco ho also served eight years. There is nothing remarkable about him. He is a smooth talker, learned politics in Cali fornia, and is leady and willing to hold ofilco tho rest of his life. His wife, who is a granddaughter of the celubiated Pierce Butler, of South Carolina, is a finely educated and tellued woman, and has contributed much toward creating her husband's popularity. The Downings say that Dill Boudinot furnishes Utishyhead with his brains, and tho Nationals aro not overeager to deny it. However, there is no doubt that Bushyhead has rendered good serv ice to tho Cherokee people, and that the public affairs are now in much better condition than when ho took hold, Wai.tf.ii Wkluum. Mr, Clark, tii the l'ulillr. I wish to say to my friends and the public, that I rvKitrd Chninticrlaln' Colic, Cholera nud Dlnrrlura Itenirdy ns tli tnt prepara tion In iw for Colic ami Dlarrluea. It Is Hie fluent selling medicine I ever handled, Ucauo It always glvc satisfaction. O. II. Clnrk, OintiReville, T.xns. For sale by Urns. C. Heed, l)rui?tfUt. A Pertinent Ouetliili. They took the Fltehbtirg road from Hon ton to Troy At the FAlls tlm hrakuinan thrust his head In at the door nud seemed to luterrogatei "llooslckr llooilokf" Alfred Unfits looked Inquiringly around the ear, and discowtrlng no object In need of a physician' care, appealed to his fa then "Papa, who Is slckf" Pharmaceutical Era. "The l.uy r tlm l.iut Minstrel." Primus llrlggs has lovii courting an helirss, who, by the way, was old onotigh to bo his mother, but she married his rival. Secundus Yes, I know, and et Brings sent them an eplthalainluiii he wrote and set to music. Primus Very generous. Was It sung at tho weddlngr .Seeundiis No, Thetunuwiw "Old Hun dred "-Life. HhiI In llliiinu Hometlilng. Not a great while ago one of Quitman's popular disciples of lllnckstone was do- fending neuro charged with having stolen a pair of shoes. When lie took the case ho did not know of tho conclusive ovl denee the prosecutor had. That Individual testllled that he found his shoes on thu thle's feet. Of course he was convicted In spile of thu eloquent effort of thu law yer to save him "1 don't blame you, Imss," said the father of thu boy, addressing the lawyer; "I don't blnniotlo Judge, an' 1 don't blame do jury, but I does blamu dat testimony. "-(jult-man Uiu.i Picks, Cliitnl 1'rogreti. you progressing "How aro French?" with your "Well, I nin getting so that I can mako myself misunderstood perfectly." Har per's Bazar. "Maid, Wile or Widow?" He Won't J on bo mine? I would give my life for you. She You may take mo on those tonus strictly. Kate Fluid's Washington The Shah of Persia TIioiikIiuiUiuicciI In joins, lias lialrof ineii hue. Cray luilis are slilctly pioluliltcil In Ills iliiiiilnliiiis, ami lii'iiie tho lnri:r xlilp incuts totlinlriimitiytif Acr's llulr Vlnnr, liy the use of which the Hindi's sulijccts sau not iinly tlielrlmlr lint their lieails. Acr's Hulr Vigor leslities the natural color of tho hair. It should lu on ctuiy tollct-tablc. "Sonio time ago my hair hci;an to fade anil to fall out so Imilly that I IIioiikIiI I sliouM lo lialil; hut the use of A)cr's Hair VlKor lias restureil the original color ami tnaile my lmlr strong, almiiilant, ami healthy. It docs not fall out any more." Addle Hliaflcr, MO Itncu st Cincinnati, Ohio. "My hair (which had partly turned may) was restored to Its youthful color anil licauty by the use of n few bottles of Aycr's Hair Vigor. I shall contlimo to use It, as there Is no littler dressing for the hair." (lalilo tlnpp, UcorKcaua, Alu. Ayer's Hair Vigor, rilEl'AIIKII II V DR. J. O. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mai. Sold by all DruKgliU ami IVrfiuntri. In Tin HUIrlrt Court I-anrimter County, Xelnimkii.' I. Ij. Illiicknmn. Howard An!i- and Mrs. Allien, (list mi mo unknown defend ants, will take notice that on tho llitli day of March, IM)I, Walllim'foni A Sliauin pliilnilllN herein, lllcil their petition In tho dlntrlct court of IjiucaHtereiniuiy, Nebraska, against said defendants, the object and prayer of which are to foreclose a certain uiorlKHV" ly tlm tie Icudiint lllackiuan to tlm plalnllll's upon lot twenty-six fJI) In block two (21 In Irvliuj I'laco addition to the city or Lincoln In said Umcuster county and state of Nebrauku to secure the payment of a certain promissory nolo dated Hopt. II, lKs, for tho sum of fcV,(M and alo ono oilier cortaln note dated July at 1 1, 1 Sill, forthosiimof IlllVOileacli due und payable on or before thu llrst day of July Isuo: thai thuro Is now duo upon said notes and mortem,''! tliusuiii oflimuiO nnd interest t Hereon irotu mo uaiuoi inu sum noiim ior ulili-h mini loirei her with the Interest thuru- on plalntllle pray Jnduliiuiit and lorn decree that tho defendants bo required to pay the same, or that tho Bald promises maybe sold to satisfy tho amount round due. You are required to nnswer tho said pe tition on or beforo the lath day or July lsill. Dated Juno Ml, IS'JI. Wai.mnmkohii Hiiami- by AllllOTT, HEI.I.KCK A I.ANK ll-l-lt their Attorneys. LincolnPark Lincoln's Great Pleasure Resort Now open dally to the public. The finest nlcnlc L'roimds In the state, with fine boating nnd fishing. Dancing pavilions, Illuminated with Electric lights nnd beautiful drives. The P.'irk Is large nud everybody, hecludcd " picnics can will accommodate places for private be had. JULY 4tti, Lincoln's Grand Celebration. Basket picnic, amusements, nnd rare at ti.ictlons. Fine displ.iy of fuewoiks in the cxenlng. Miiic anil dancing day and night. BASE BALL Lincoln vs. Nebraska City ! BALUX)NjSCENSION Hand Concert c en eenlngfrom 7 until 9:30 o'clock, commencing June 25th. Klectrlc cars run to the Park every 12 minutes from 6 o'clock in the moinlng until 1 1:30 at night An Admission will be Charged v S2ASOX TICKETS v On Kale nl Hurley's. HhlllliiK llros.', Odell's Kcstauraut and 1M. Young'. liuy Coupon Tidtts ami Snif .Watty, Ladies' Gents' Paragon -" "g1 t irjrew.Kun..r-.HMWBiK--f f&&!Bfti E. R. GUTHRIE 1540 O STREET. The Season's Novelties! Just Arrived A beautiful line of Tea Gowns Lntcst cuts and designs, made of Challies, Henriettas and Combination Goods. These goods are elegantly made up, are very stylish and will be sold at Popular Prices. We have also just received a limited quantity of Long Military Capes made of Chev iot, Camel's Hair and Broad- Cloth. If you have not al ready a Spring Wrap, please call and see the new and beau tiful designs. '1 he sample lines now being shown for fall trade by the manufacturers in New York show these same cuts. The 1023 0 Paragon t v r tgv sjc-lV w-iJJWyv.LZ2E'T Fine Dress Patterns in Polka Dots, Combina- tion Suits, French and English Goods. We have about 35 of the most stylish patterns left and have conclud ed to place all of them on Special Sale next week, same to be sold at ACTUAL COST These goods certainly de serve your inspection. They are rich in design and the very latest fashion. A selec tion of fashion plates with each dress. giveci BLAZERS of White French Flannels in Blue, Red and Black Stripes at Sr.75, $2.50, $3.50, $..oo. Bazar. STREET.