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VINITA, I. T. DKU. 7, 1SS3
!r S.J. Tanner, of'Allnw, was In
town last Saturday. '
I'rnn Alton has sold hla house anil
hot to W. L Trott, for SIMO.
Mrs A. F. Chamberlln Is vlsltlnc.
homo and friends nt Xcogho.
Mr Sut Heck ofKcho spent scetn1
jdiijn in town tills week.
A P. OodkootiUls visiting rolatiVcs
I mid friends in Mo. this week.
Mr Mart Walls, from Uraud
was in town this wuek.
Who Is Infavor of a public roadlua
I room? Don't alt talk at oiue.
Major 1). W. Lliie passed through
i town Monday ou his way home, from
Mr. and Mrs John Skinner came
I down from Kedalia Sunduy, nnd wont
! vent Tuesday.
If you bolleeln a paper which has
its own opinions subscribe for tho
When coniiletcd, W. 0. Pntton A
Co. will have tho most elegant storo
rooms in tho Indian Territory.
Will 80ineono kindly inform us whore
tho Aerolitodid Unlit Hint lit near Yin-
itn l'lmnkiiii iil'lit.?
W. I.. Trott soltl lOoTicad of nativo
! stoik cattlo to Frank Allen last Tues
day at $22.00 per head.
Do you really know what good bar-
Junius and nice groceries on can get nt
C. C. Ironside's.? Just try him.
Instead of tho regular scrvico there
will bo a song servlro at tho Congrega
tional Church next Sunday.
Facts aro facts, and ouu of them is
that O. W. Green's is tho best plato to
trade In tho Iudian Territory.
Why not havo a reading room for the
19 sld aniloung to enjoy themselves In
' I ll).r If.iid hokfe.nn.9 ' '
act for his own
i every one's iutcrest
to trado with W. 0. Patton & Co.
When Kaymoud doubles his room he
triples his goods. Tako an-hour some
iFjy and go and look through his stock.
Wo will bo glad to publish tho report
fo cry public school in tho Nation if
i.Ik teachers will furnish thorn.
'IhoCiiiurru.s got a lato start this
war. isoxt oar wo Will liavo a larger
program for Council than wo had this
Mr and Mrs. Ooodykoontz of Neosho
Mo., father and mother of Mrs. A i".
Chiimberlin, spent ThanksgiUng day
in Vinita. .
C. f. rtnbluson. manipulator of the
dry uoodA department at (i. W. Green's,
made a Hying trip to Springfield this
Tho name of tho Lighting Orcck post-
ioflhohiis been changed to.AMu-wo.
wli'thiu Dolawaro means something
i. .... .-.
The. "Toxas Investment Co." last
I WL'wk sold 400 head of 2 year old Texas
ieers. to parties frohi near Ash Qroc
Mo , fur JAWO i head.
J'r Win. HuWill si int pprrnl drn
In Vinita this week. Mr. II. we learn,
has sold bis ram h on Little Cabin
rook, ten miles north of Vinita, to Mr.
It M Williams.
Mrs A.C. Woods nnd hor daughter,
Miss Dun Woods, of Forest City, Mo.,
who havo born visiting tho family of
Mr. T. I). Koas, retured to their homo
Wednesday after noon.
Mr. T. II. Garden, a former resident
of Vinita, but now of Walnut Kas., was
In tho city the first of the week, visit
ing his many friends, and mado the
CuirTAi offlco a very pleasant call
Itov. Isaac N. Cundall, Miss Ada
Durham, Miss Florence E. Woodworth
atid .Miss Madgo Ooodykoontz, tho fac-
iU i( Worcostar jatimv, woro
ro uljy entertained, by Mrs. Geo. W.
iroen on Thanksgiving Day.
dams Kxpross Co. willwiWaftor
.transfer goods for points south, in the
Territory, at Oswego Kans., instead of
i't Vinita, as heretofore: and express
' 'row St. Louis nnd points cast for Texas
will go over tho Iron Mountain It. It.
Tho Presbyterian sicloty Is agitating
t 'io question of soatiug tho now Church
with foldingchairs, instead of pows or
'Ips. Tho pastor goes to St. Louis
1 his week to investigate tho matter and
o secure iurnishings for the building.
Our correspondents tako up so much
fourspneo now that sometimes wo
lavcu't room to say anything. All
' ightjw ill enlargo pretty soon and then
ho editors can have their say as well
is others. Send on your letters nnd
The municipal election Monday for
Mayor and members of town Council
rulted In tho election of W. L. Trott,
I'T Mayor; and Messrs. Win. Little,
H.iiry Kiffert, W. G. Kelnis, T. F.
1 1 ompson nnd L. W. Ilulllngton for
Messrs. W. 0. Chamborlin nnd W.
I. iinya bought HO head of fat htogs
fi in different parties last Tuesday.
! lie uverago prlco paid was $3.!X) per
hundred lbs. This ia tho best lot of
hogs that has been brought to this
market this season, tho avcrago wolght
being 2S3 lba.
Judging from tho progrnm of tho
Chotcau Sunday-Fdiool Concert, to
bo given thero diuing tho Christmas
holidays, thoy will havo a first class on
tortalnrccnt at lliut place Thoontor
prislng Superintendent, Mr. Henry
Wnrd, who is nUo teacher of their
school, deserves credit for his labor for
tho growingyouth of Chouteau.
A Public Itoading Hoom Is talkeil of
y tho gooil citisuns of ourtown. This Is
tiomcthlng badly needed, ami It has
heen tho wonder of many visitors that
.i town with tho public spirited cUircns
at Vinita possesses has not long
. j organueu iiomoattch institution.
r .0 CumrtMU is decidedly In lavor of
' io enterprise and sInceroly hopes that
II win are interested will uso nil por-
blo means to ?eeur n good room well
iipplled w.th goijd btikji.
At tho meeting of the newlr otpMeil I
."City Fathers' Monday night, Hi'
Hntlnr. Xfatrtr TmiH .n. 1.1.:.... i. t
oath nroil'tro administered bv tho re
tiring 1.x Oflu-to Mayor M Frnzee, nd
mlnlMored the oath totlicr.c Cmm
cil. After electing Wm Little Treasur
er and Henry lllffcrt Secretary, C'oun.
ell adjourned until Wednesday night.
Judgo T. Jeff McGhee, of Cov Skin
Prairie, was in town this week. Al
though the Judgo is greatly attached
to his home In the garden spot of tho
Nation It Is not Improbable that he
may be IndueM to ninko a homo some
w hero near Vinita. t'oine long Judge,
tho CiturrAiK will guarauteeyoua
The lecture of Ituv I.N. Cundall, U
the young men nntl b'Oys of Vinita," at
tho OongrogatlonST 'Church last Sun
day ovoning.was well attended nnd lis
tened to with great Interest by all
present. Tho Prof, has an extensive
oxperienco with tho rising genorntlon
and has n happy faculty of appealing
to tho reason of that class of hearers.
A series of lectures to the young peo
plo of Vinita by Pro C. would no doubt
bo a great benefit to tho community,
but would It bo fair to ask so much of
ono who Is already over tasked?
The ceittral span ot the I'risco It. It.
brldgo a cross Graud river, 23 miles
oast of Vinita, wasburnod last Friday
night. It is not known how tho fire
originated, but supposed that a spark
from tho engine of tho freight train
coming west about niuo o'clock n. m."
may have lodged In a crack of Bomo of
tho timbers and was not discovered by
tho watchman, who passed ovor tho
bridgo soon aftor. Tho loss suspends
for a short time through travel over
that road, withoi. , chango of cars, but
pisenpers, baggago and express aro
translered by boat, and trains oast and
wostof tho river aro running regularly.
A large force Is now at work ropalrlng
thodumago and wo may expect through
trains from St. Louis in a few days.
A perambulating swiuoof tho "fe
malo persuasion,' passing in front of
ono of ourbusiness houses Wednesday,
with that keen perception for which
aged members of that family of ani
mala aro noted, saw peacefully recllne
ing against tho counter in tho front
part of the building an unguarded sack
of flour. Witli n gaio of wistfnlncss
sho contemplated tho situation for a
moment nnd.tlicn with an airoflnno-
cenco worthy of u botter object, sho
quietly glided towards tho object of
Her all absorbing tboughts.whicli when
in icach was quickly grabbed In her
capacious Jaw s and swiftly borno to
ward the street. It required a quick
movement on tho part of tho proprie
tor to regain his goods but tho enter
prising thief was flnal'y "sooied" away
before succeeding in making a meat
from tho u. s. f.
Tho suggestion of a fund for pub
lic libraiicH by Chief JJushyhcad
Ih mi excellent ono, but it's expe
diency depends mninly on what
provisions arc made for tlm select
ion of books. The first difficulty
would bo' tho conimittio to select
books. Should it bo a National
one. or shou'd the pooplo who arc
to read tho books in any locality
have some voico in this selection.
Hoth aic good principals and no
law can bo purce.ful which does
not terojjnizo. thoni. With the for
mer thi'io would bo great room for
corruption and carelessness, with
tlio latter disagreement.
Another difficulty would bo what
books or kind of bo jks. A small
list of standard books might bo
mado out which ought to bo in
every library. But tho standard
books arc not read much. Most of
them are not readable except by
thoso who havo road much. Per
sons accustomed to road story pa
pors or light litoraturo must hao
stepping stonob to tho best litera
ture. Spencer's "Fairy Quoon" is
a celobratod oxamplo of good litor
aturo, hut the writer novor saw a
person who had read it till. An in
oxperienced reader would have to
sit on tacks to keep awake ovor
mostof the greatest books.
Anothor difficulty would bo to
prevent tho losing or destruction
of books. How shall wo discrimi
nate between thoso persons who
tako out hooks on account of tho
pictures or tho covers, typo or tho
general nppoaranco of tho book,
ffom thoso who tliooso for tho sub
j'ect that intercut them.
Wo do not stato theso difficulties
to discourago the effort to establish
libraries. Wo stato them so thai
they may bo avoided. Thero is
nothing Mr. Utishyhoad could have
Biiggosted which tho Chikktain
would more narmly approve. Wo
think that tho safost plan would bo
to work upon tho principle of holp-
mg thoso who Jiolp thomsolves.
L-ot n community raisowhatinpnoy
it can and expend it. Thou let
them prove boforo a court, tinder
oath, tho oxpondituros claimed.
Upon recoiving this roport from tho
Court, tho Chief can issuo a war
rant for tho saino amount to tho
proper oilicer. No appropriation,
however, of thd Nation ought to bo
cxponded in houses or furniluro or
anything oxcopt books. But any
way to got good books without
wasto of public funds will do us.
Numbor 'thrco, Volumo 1, of
tho Caldwell (Kan.) Standard has
been reelovod at this office. Tho
Standard comes out in fino foathor
and lias tho appearance of intend
ing to stay. Wo wish it much
On Tlmr.kpgivhig day a gold
ring with a gold quartz dlono setting
Tlirv nfirtv u tin ill nlnni it inil.i.
.dire will boiibr-miiy rewarded
I P I,W
Fort (Mbsoii Items.
Dec. 1st, 1S83.
Tho little stem nhcil steamer
Tort Smith, arrived to-day and du-
parted with a cargo of cotton and
cottonseed for Port Smith.
Tho number of wagons and per
sons who thronged the streets nnd
storo homes to-day, imparted an
nir orinisines to the place. Tho
cotton trado is lively nnd quite
largo for tho season. Tho ship
ments will amount lo about four
hundred bales, besides the seed
which is sold for oil and cattlo
feed. Tho cotton in tho seed is
worth two and a half conta per
pound, ami tho seed 8 cont per
bushol. Corn is plentiful at 25 to
30 cents per bushol.
Col. Win. A. Phillips, attorney
for tho Nation, passed through this
evening on his way to Washing
ton. His retention by tho National
Council, as attr.rnoy, is a sullicicnt
answer to tho sonsational aspor
sions cast upon his acts by noto
Mrs. 0. W. Lipois preparing for
a supper and grand fancy ball to bo
given during the approaching holi
days, for the bonofitof tho primary
seiiool, ot which sho is tho excel
Copt, Hammer and others aro
making oflbrls lo re-establish tho
tolegraph lino between this placo
and Gibson Station and tho rest of
the world. Succos3 to them.
A white deer was killed near
here a short time since and as a re
sult tho knowing ones predict cal
amities and disasters diro of var
The Mission school taught in tho
Prosbyterian church by Miss Mil
ler, tho sister uf tho popular young
Minister horc, is doing well and
growing in favor. Tho room is
well furnished with desks of tho
most approved kind, and its pa
trons may woll cstcom themsolvc s
fortunate in having such an addi
tion to their privilege! as is thuH
Cow Skin rrnlrlo Items.
Tho weather is cool and pleas-
Black-oycd flip whero art thou?
Corn is low; only 15 to 25cts per
bushel, and most of it yet in tho
Mr. James Welch, who was con
fined lo his boil all last week, is
Mrs. T. F. McGhee is very sick
Our debating society is still
thriving, with an increaso ot mom
bcrs. Mr. Joj Iavis is our host
improvements, sucli as new
houses, fences, barns and other
farm buildings show that tho peo
ple of Cow-skin aro proparing to
Jivo at homo. .Many of the trave
lers pronounce it tho garden spot
of theCherokoo Nation.
I am glad to note everything
quiet about tho towns along tho
lino of .Missouri and Arkansas,
where our citizens once indulged
in strong drink but we hope have
now reformed, ,
Wheat is looking well consider
ing tho wet fall, which caused so
much late sowing. Some of our
noighbors aro going to try spring
whoat next spring. We hope
they will bo crowned with success
as it will be a great holp to tho
country, especialy whgn tho fall
is so unfavorable for sowing as it
has beon this.
Tho patrons of Cavo Spring
school, located in tho Southeast
corner of Cowskin prairie, aro now
building a school house, which
when finished will bo a crodit to
tho community. Lot others follow
tho cxamplo and build good houses
for their children and teachers.
Tho following will show tho
names of all tho pupils ot Olym
pus school who reached a general
avcrago of 00 in tho last monthly
examination. Rosa Harlin, 95; Re
becca Wclch,93; Alma Cox, 93;
Georgo Harlin, 93; Mollio Welch,
90. Black Hawk
Around the World.
Now York to Ban Francisco 3,430
Sim Francisco to Yokohama 4,704
Yokohama to Hong Kong 1,020
Iloug Kong to Siugnporo 1,160
Singapore to Calcutta 1,200
Calcutta to Hombuy 1,400
Bombay to Aden 1,001
Ail im to Suez 1,308
Suoi! to Alexandria 250
Alexandria to Marseilles 1,300
Marseilles 'to Paris 630
Paris to London 310
Jjondon to Liverpool 205
Liverpool to Now Yoric ,3,000
Wo thought it was 25,000 miles
around tho world, Can any of our
young rcadora explain it.
A. Q. Raymond
& Go's 6th Grrand
Monday, Dec. 10.
Now is the time
II W J WJi MB
See Cass' new hats
New goods nt Green's.
Over coats cheap nt I.twis'.
C. C. Ironside's lor groceries.
Cnss is tho boss for carpels.
Buy A. F. Kclley boots at Lewis.
Go to Green for toys nnd doll.
See Cass before you buy.
Immense lot of toys nt Green's.
Corsets 50cts at tho "cTicad Cash
Smoke tho European cigar nt
Game, hides and furs wanted at
Heating tovet, all sizcs)and pric
es, Williams and Lyon, Chctopa.
Go to Uobt Ironsido's nnd buy n
clock very cheap.
Beautiful black cashmcro dress
goods at Lewib'.
If you want bargains in furniture
00 to Herman's, Chctopi., Kansas.
Pure Vermont ninplo syrup
Ladies hooo lOcts at tho "Cheap
They can fit any man or boy nt
Lewis' with No. 1 clothing.
Cnss for drygoods, boots, shoes
You will alwny find fresh butter
and eggs at II. Balontine's.
Dont fail to sco thoso fancy
Christmas goods at Uobt Ironsides.
New cheap groceries at Steve
Bluejacket's, in tho rock building.
Heavy all wool flannels wido
35cts at tho "Cheap Cash Storo".
Call nt M. Frazee's for the
"Punch" cigar -best in town.
All kinds of hardware cheap for
cash at Uobt Ironside's.
Full lino of dress goods and trim
mings nt Lewis'.
What yovf want is something
gond to eat. Go to C. C. Ironside's
Go lo Herman's for bargains in
the furniture lino, Chctopa,
At tho roclc building- enst side
M. K. & T. R. R,. is tfio place to
Meals and lodging 25cts each at
tho Texas house. S. B. Huff, pro
prictor. Bain wagons' and nil kind of
implements for sale by Williams
and Lyon, Chctopa.
Nt.. stock of Blab's ware, queens
waro nnd Majolica at II, Balen
tine's. Wo can astonish you at tho low
prices of boots and shoes at tho
I "Cheap Cash Store".
Why bhiver around theso frosty
mornings when you can got an over
coatnt Green's for 82.50.
Lewis has tho agency for Clopp
& Bailey's lace remnants. Cheap
est lace on caith.
Buy the daily bread (lour.it is the
best. You can always find it nt
Notwithstanding tho Grand river
bridge being burned, Green has lots
of goods for sale cheaper than over.
Hon. B. F. Adair is now wear
ing ono of Lewis' boss suits. Frank
knows what's what.
Physicians of tho Indian Tcr. are
reminded that Frnzco & Co. havo
tho purest and freshostlino of pre
Fciicowiro is cheaper than over.
Now is tho timo to buy. Wo havo
a large quantity on hand nnd will
sell at low prices. Williams &
Lyon, Chctopa, Kansas.
Persons wishing to buy Christ
mas presents should not fail to
see thoso beautiful dressing cases
at M. Frazeo's drug Btoro.
J. J. Hicks is again attending to
cash customers at Lewis', and is
pleased becauso ho is handling tho
most comploto stock over in the
houso. Olvo him a call.
Early breakfast Btovcs with soap
etono tile lined oven doon,, is tho
best bakor in tho world. It is mado
of tho host quality of iron; wo guar
antee every stovb. Sold by Wil
liams and Lyon, Chotopa.
A number ono span of mules for
particulars inquiro at this office.
Farm for Bale.
Good houso, barn, well and cis
tern; 16 acres broken ground.
Price. 8200. Apply to II. Ralentine
Vinita. I. T.
Robt. E. Knight,
Vinita. - ' I. T.
These Machines aro warranted to
finish a washing ready for tho lino,
without tho uso of tub or board; do
not havo tho hands in tho suds
from beginning to end; and will
wash anything from a quilt to a
gun patch, and aro fully warranted
against breakage fdr ono year.
Tkhms; 810 00 for WaMler nnd
Wringer combined. '8:20.00 for
Washer alono. with ono. cent tier
j milo extra from Vinita to placo of
w P. MTTLK.
w. w JUVIS
LITTLE, JARVIS & CO.
aron m rrrrtoatAjss axts salx or
13 National Stock Yards,
Xifearol AdvaaoM Zulado Pn' Oaniigtuaottto,
Drugs, Patont Medtclnos, Notions, Statlooory, &c &c. Also
A full Iin8 of Cigars, Tobaccos and Confotlonorlos.
PUKSCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED BY Dr. BAGB Y
Headquarters of all tho Doctors in Vinita nt M. FRAZEE'S, Rtd
Front, ono door wcit of 'Frisco Hotel.
M. irRZ0232, - - - Vinita, X. T.
T. 3D. HtSS, Proprietor.
I have rcccntiv taken chargo ofthis Houso, nnd havo put it
in FIRST-CliASS Shape for tho Accommodation of tho
Traveling Public. I set as pood tables as any Houso
in tho Southwest. Moalsto Citizens, 35 Cents.
When in the City Stop at The Trisco!
VTlSrTT.A.. XNEP TICK.
MENT. Look OutJFor Them!
Santa Clnus, having bucIi unpre
cedented success in disposing of
his largo stock of fancy goods and
childrens toys after his sad acci
dent last Christmas, has concluded
to send n much larger nnd nioro
completo assortment of toys thrtn
ovor before brought to Vinita.
Thoy will bo found for salo at Robt.
Trnnatrln'a T)int Tnil in aein tlinm
beforo purchasing your Christ-1
St. Louis, Mo.
The Only Wholesale Yards in St.
Lonii Acccuibb by Bail
and Water I
1. P.very railroad entering Bt. Louis
is dlrmtly trilmtnry to thcuo yards.
2. Texan shippers mo informed that
connection with theso yards from tho
Iron Mountain Southern railroad can
he mndu without cost nnd with much
lens ohrinkago thnn to any other.
3. Tlicso vnrds havo tho peculiar ad
vantage of lieing located on tho St.
Louis Bide of tho river, from which
fio hundred thousand people draw
4. Every packing Iiouro In St. Louis
has a regular buyer stattonod hero.
Iluyrrs of cattle, hogs and sheep, both
for tho homo markol and eastern ship
ment, aro at all times repreoeuted.
6. 1 or comfort nnd convenience theso
vnrds hnvo no superior In tho country.
Two lines of street cars approach here
Hotel, teleeranh offlces nn
veniences for stockmen on tho
W. A. KAMSAY, Trcaldout.
Secretary anil Treasurer. 1
-:rciopiiECToxia op tju:-
SENECA ROLLER MILLS,
oizswranojaL, 3ana"'VT,03sr ocn,m mo.
Highest cash price paid for ALL GRADES of WHEAT.
Orders for FLOUR, BRAN and SHIPSTUFFS prompt attended to
I-Ixibor Milling Co.
-7Wxxxm F-- 3EtLJS3tXJJS-
Having iust received a largo and completo stock, of goods for the
every ono to call and examino our slock beforo pur
chasing elsewhere. Goods as represented, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Keens constantlv on hand
all kinds of Lumber. Lath.
IF YOUWANT TO BUY
Lumber OI-XE A.P
GIVE HIM A CALL.
T. J, 1UNJKI
East St, Louis,
We are now carrying one the largest stocks of
Consisting of dry good3, clothing, hats, caps, boots,
shoes, groceries, harness, saddles, &c, &c, ever
brought to the Territory, which we are selling
at the very lowest possible profit.
CAUL. AJSTD EXAJMHSTH O'CJB STOCK OF -GOODS
Will pay tho highest market price for Produeo in Exchange for goo.
C3r. 3E3C. Xj3E3"7I7"IJS.
P. O., Choteau,
Supt. it Scc'y.
Lime. Hair. Piaster Paris.
Will furnish odd sizes of
Door, Susli and Ulinclt
us Cheap as unyboby.
Ofllco and "STai'd
Opposite National Hotel,
Oowaln, - - . Ind.Ter
Will sell goods for Cash, as cheap
as any house in the Territory.
Call and Examine my Stock.
Mitchell, Lewis & Co
Racine, - - "Wis
'VHkHfiMMMllilHHlhf'ttEt i 4 inicoit -itk
Fan ail Spring Wan.
Four Miles East of Ohoteau
Tlcv St. Xiooxls.
2 TRAINS DAILY I
Pullman Palace Hotel Cars through
to St. Lonii, via Sedalia, daily.
Direct Route West and Southwest
Via KANSAS OITY.
Al MnSaS Ultjf pn8ongers
for Kansas, Colorado, New Mexi
co and California connect with Ex
press Trains of all lines.
Con nor. t ion is
made with Ex
press Trains for all points in Kan
sas and Nebraska.
14 Omnrin Connection is made
AT Ulilana, with all lines lad
ng to tho North and West,
Superior Acrommodaliom t
V. H. KI.NXAN, Aint'l OfH'l VptT. AC'.t,
VT. M. FLIia'MKK, V 0
UMaxM i nn iimia imit fcu.i iijwWBM
W. B. HALSBLL,
Poat-otnoo, Vlrjtta, I
Various car marks nnd old bram!
Itntich, nn Ulnl Creek, eight miles
north of Tulsn, I. T.
V. 0., Cotfuy
llle.'lCaii. Kstij(, on
milen Miith of"
Fam Fr SU.
Tliirty-fiue acres hnculUvation.
Good raitso for stfick. Good beaif
ing orclmrd. Auply to or iwldroti
5 18. Catoota, If J
ViniU, Spt. 20, 1883
G, II . Warren bm purchaaed tins
Graud River Mill, luouthftf Pry- ,
ur's creek, and roquwrt tho unit
pHtroniuto m iven tu bia prlvoa
bor. Ttte milt will Itf ran ndr
tho fuiuu nitMuinuMMil jpLby. Um
Mtue milUr M lMfnf-Ttftjr
Wright, AihifoiM, n s "