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 - W. J. WATTS DEAD lie Was Widely itriiders"...
W. J. WATTS DEAD lie Was Widely itriiders" "Chigf of T!:g w. J. | several hundred acres of land Wednesday • cle.'ircd it of the canebrakes )f bin sister, ' briars .-mil made it an extremely this fit v. I val i able farm. It was about this •k. Mr. jtime that his troubles eoni ||jiiu<;ed. "Watts lwd been in failing health Prior to this dat« 'ver.'il months pp.st, and a short j oi Cherok Watts died jnovning at the hnli: Mrs. Susan Mabray, in The end on-ine at (i:.'i0 oYi tare, and with .but little effort were made, but on the lands rould be uiitde to produce an a bund- | I 'd after that time they were romance of eoru. .left 0 wan not content- I polled to Hell the improvements cd with this Conn of e.<ihteneo and i whatever they could get, and ntlv took a homestead of lost a large amount of money and ; decision of the commission, and} Following the ruling of the I eonseque lor se time ago his affliction took tii tuce ot tuberculosis of the neck muscles, and from then on his decline was rajiid. The funeral was conducted from '.'<:K ?ttethodist church yesterday afternoon by the A, l'\ &. A. M, na- 1 disputci mission, M. J. Watts, better as "Governor," removed to Smith to await, the. final action the secretary of the interior, Jeff, trup to the spirit in which had contended ,so long, and indifferent success, preferred remain in the territory. In 1903 the North Carolina Cherokees were i family removed to St. Louis, entitled to the land and, in 1 874, thev now live, and aside the famous "Sweepstake" law was 1 short visit made, them last year, passed, whereby seventy-seven fam-i has never left. He was always his claim of being i'-.' descent had never been but t ho Cherokee council in cession raled that only thoi-e "rnjii North Carolina, and known as llies, the Watts included, were declared fident that his claims would

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  1. The Muldrow Press,
  2. 09 Dec 1904, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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