1870 he married Rachel Sixkiller and in 1884 moved to Vinita, where he was appointed to the U.S. Indian Police force. In 1888, he became a deputy U.S. Marshal. 4
By March 22, 1895, Thomas Knight was replaced by Robert D. Knight as publisher, and Ira L. Reeves was replaced by William H. Tibbils, Jr., as editor. Tibbils's father, a native of New York, had been one of the first lawyers admitted to practice before the federal court at Muskogee and had founded and edited three or four newspapers in Kansas before going to the Indian Territory. 5
The Globe contained a variety of local news, including market reports. In addition, it reported national and international news; stories of clashes in the West between Indian people and the Army were published at various times. Territorial news also appeared regularly. Verse and fiction were reprinted from exchange papers along with jokes and humorous anecdotes. Editorially, the paper was pro-Downing Party and anti-allotment.
How long the Globe continued is uncertain, but it was published as late as November, 1895.
Index Sources: None
Location Sources: Gregory
Title and Title Changes: Vinita World ( 1891); Vinita Globe ( 1891-1895)
Volume and Issue Data: Vinita World (Vol. 1, No. 17, July 18, 1891-Vol. 1, No. 18, July 25, 1891); Vinita Globe (Vol. 1, No. 38, January 6, 1892-Vol. 5, No. 34, November 1, 1895)
Publisher and Place of Publication: Robert D. Knight ( 1891), Thomas R. Knight ( 1891- 1895?); Robert D. Knight 1895), Vinita, Cherokee Nation
Editor: Lee Mills ( 1891); John Lynch Adair ( 1891); Ira L. Reeves ( 1891-1895); William H. Tibbils ( 1895)
The Vinita Leader began as The Cherokee Champion on March 20, 1895, at Vinita, Cherokee Nation. Established by the Champion Printing Company, the