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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1901
VOL. XIX. NO 31
A PURC ORAPt CRIAM Of TARTAR rOWDCR.
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Aroltl linking rouitori containing
nlum. They nro Injurious to health
n M. SMITH, ION
ATTOllNKY AT LAW,
NOTAltY rUHLU), I'OAN IMOKKIt
An-nl.t .llAtillnn rln vlv.n In trial of tuttll
AtnajM re-air to Miner roar queetlona ana
VINITA, I. T.
ADDRESS TO CHEROKEES,
Too-Qua-Stee Sends Forth a Missive
of Advice t? Ills Countrymen.
reply to roar Innnlrlee.
Omen over KnielllfH.
, OLD! II. H.WIW0K
BLUB & WILSON,
V BWIS T. MAUTIN,
lu Vlnlta, Ind. Tor.
Real Eslalo and Collections.
Notary Public, Stonographor
Offleeln Orey building, with
i.uiORn F. Parker
p D. MEREDITH, D. V. S.,
SUROKON AND DBNTIST.
Wlltoiii stmt. wat ilit. TlnlU, 1. T. .
. Attorney at law, Xotary Public
"Collect Bad Debts."
OUlce In Now Ilnliell HuHtllng.
Vinita, I. T.
White Plymouth Rocks
And Pekin Ducks.
ltgtffl for Ml; fl.oo per doxeii, $1.25
perlft. No other fowls on farm; have
tree range. I'.tfg batch well. Stock
scoring at high m 93M by Hewea, Harris
Mrs. Frank Franklin.
Jloxoo, Vlnltn, I. T.
J. F. Christian & Co.
Fifteen varieties of pure bred
fowls. Eggs for hatching.
Write for Catalogue.
Quick, Sure, Pleasant, ft
Doe not Nauseate. j
Ail Dniucistfi. 2
. - S$4ruzwxrxrj!ZZXZzsK4 15
Not occupying tnoro apaco than
the first following will bo inserted
a$5.00 per year. Tho verdict ol
min owninc lanzo or small herds
is that it nova to advertise the
n. H, TAYLOR,
rostonicr. Vlnlta, I. T.
Smooth crap Id
left ear.anii croc
nil irlll In lilt
"C1" . .
Some cattle In
bramle A mirk,.
Kings on 1.0.
oual creek, four
nillsn of Vlnlta.
on ttljt Cabin
creek, 7 ratio
hhI or lllue
ticket. 'Cattle otthU
K. 11. FUAYhEU,
viriua, i, t.
J. O. HOUAN,
Pryor Crook, Intl. Tor.
Swallow fork ant)
umltrlili In right ear
unilrlo In l(t.
Uanga on I'rjoi
W. H. NOBLES,
Iloria brand aama.
In each mt
lllg creak, O.J),
Ifalrlund, Ind. Ter.
nil apllt la
weil of lllua
Ellior Chieftain: I thank yt u
sincerely lor the exceptional oour
tesy which you have shown iho In
tlio past. The Chieftain is one
among thn fow papers that I have
found willing to allow the Indian
a fair ohanoe to set forth in public
print the merits of his own case
from hie own point of view. There
is no lack of clionp, retroactive
sympathy for him overywhore
afloat in the current literaiuro of
the day; but whenever, he begins,
like a real man, to insist upon his
legal rights, it is only loo much of
it habit willi the presa to ignore
his Argument, however cogent,
and to dismiss them, if not with a
snoer, at least without a fair hear
Uls only that I have been en
cnuragfd by the receipt of so many
former favors at your hand
that I can venture to solicit
of you Iho privilege of pre
senting through your columns to
my countrymen the following ad
Follow Countrymen, Chero
kees: Wo are today confronted
with a crisis in our publio affairs
the like of which we have never
before encountered in tho history
of our nation. Thcro are many
elements in tho storm that is now
beating upon uh with which wo
at II tet
nro not wnoiiy uniamiuar. we
have more than onco had our po
litioal and social institutions up
rooted by .ho strong hand of the
government, our lands and homes
appropriated by strangers, and
ourselves driven into exile, fring
ing tho roadside of compulsory
emigration with tho bleaching
bones of our unburied dead. All
these things havo we seen and
much more; but never before have
Wi been brought up laco to f-tco
with tho grizzly dttnon ol tribal
oxtinction end boundless spolia
tion. Hitherto, in tho darkest hours
of our trial, wo have never been
left a proy to absolute despair. Tho
almlghtinoss that has oppressed
ub has usually held out to us some
ploabing inspiration of hope, and,
upon the heels of violated faith,
encouraged us by renewed cove
nants of grace, onlargtd compen
satory guarantees, and eolimn
promises of future friendship and
ir.otto'.'on, to press lorwutd in the
career of national and individual
prosperity and linppiness.
Dut the scene is now changed;
a now play is on the stage. The
light of hopo that once deceitfully
cheered us is now blotted out.
The government has corao short
far short of her promises to us;
she has forfeited our confidence;
there is nothing in tier that the
Indian can trust. Wo are abroad
in tho midst of a raylees night; we
cannot know what Is before ub nil
til wo have stumbled upon it. Our
guarantees prove to have been un
substantial and delusive; they now
utterly fall us in this darkest
hour of our need,
The government, instead of pro
tecting us, accotding to promise,
in the oxolusive enjoyment of our
landed property, ignores the pat
ent of her own making, and by
force wrests from us thousands ol
acres of our most valuable lands,
and proposes to squander it at half
prico, ostensibly in an abnormal
echome of town building, but act
ually for the personal aggrandize
ment of a few moneyed strangers
and speculators whoso insatiable
greed for Indian spoils is prompt
ing them to do all in their powor
to enrich themselves out of the
common oBtate at the expense ol
you, your wives, and your chil
dren. After theeo enormous Beg
gregatione, she proceeds to regu
late amongst ub our enjoyment of
tho little bnlanco.of soil, confining
our occupancy and uao to the mere
surface, (tho bare scurfekin,) ofthe
eaith, to the pitiful extent of 80
acres, while everything beneath,
'including tho precious metals
everything, in a word, that may
chance to bo merchantable sho
takes out of our hands and leases
out to moneyed strangers. The
rental to bo received upon these
leases sho deposits in the treasury
ol the United blales, (to our cred
it, bo it said,) but to lie there far
boyond our rcncli, a hopeful prize
for nefarious jobbery, until long
after we are dead, buried and for
gotten, And, finully, ns a oil
matorio step in the general plan of
our spoliation, she pronounces us
sul juris, withdraws from over us
the aegis of her special guardian
care and proteolion,solemnlzea the
empty formalities of our natural-
iziiiot), and turns us nut into iho
wide world, well oleaned of our
hr-rfditary substance and handi
capped by tho prevailing prfju
dioe of race In shift for nureclve
amorg the ImpetuHH millions
Such, In brief, is the drift of our
Cherokee ufTriirp; such tho situa
tion. Dj yon ask what we should do
to meet, to tho best advantage, the
suggestions of this extraordinary
crisis? Let us, In the first placo,
determine what we should not do.
Let us not fall into tho error that
unfortunately overlook our
ECHO OF A SERMON.
What'a the Matter Willi thei
Church?" Create n Stir Among
noblo brothers of thuCceeknaliou.
Let us not attompt, bv force, or ir
reverent contumacy, to so antag
onize the will of the government
n to give her a pretext for adding
chains and imprisonment to the
wrong which sho has already
heaped'upou us. She is entitled
to our overt obedience: let us, at
all times, accord it 1 tyally r.nd
And yol the government has no
coiiBtiuitional control over the ex
ercise of our intellectual faculties;
no mortgage upon our freedom of
opinion. It takes as much gicat
ness of character to endure pa
tiently as it doeB to act heroically
It is no di'graco to submit to the
inevitable; bui a reproach to do
more. Tho endleBS process ol
spoliation thai has born practiced
upon us for so long a time in (ne
past, has linally led us but little
oultide of our own manhood and a
reasonable decree of sell respcel;
and even tjtese two last elements
of helf-gratulalion we are now
aked ignominiously to surrender
by ratifying with our votes at the
polls an agreement whose context
is virtually but an acknowledge
ment on our pari that all the
wrong to which we are subjected
have been well deserved and just
Road that agreement fur your
selves, my fellow countrymen,
study it carefully, compare its
stipulations with the provisions of
tho dreadful Curtis law, and you
will find that the former is but a
substantial tranecrlpt of the latter,
will) the townsite outrage consid
erably uijarged and aggravated.
Disdain (ho contemptible threat
that unless you take the agreement
you will have to tubmit to the
grinding provisions ol tho Curtis
law; it is a false alarm set a going
only by jobbers and speculators
the success of whoto echome of rob
bery upon you depends upon the
fate of tho agri-emeu! . As between
the agreement and the Curtis law,
the latter U the lees of the two
evils. Adopt tho agreement and
you will have upon you all the
evils of the Curtis law materially
enhanced, with your own lips for
ever in futuro sealed; defeat it,
and we have the Curtis law,
(which is nothing worse,) and at
least still left us tho gratifying
privilego of consistent complaint.
Thanks to tho sinister contriv
logs of political ambition, we are
no more helpless wards of the
nation to bo kicked about ad libit
um upon tho face of the earth; but
free Americans, citizens of the
United States. Tho guarantees ol
the Cor.Btilion are now just as
rauph for ua as they are for Presi
dent MoKinley, Against the de
vouring greed of soulless syndi
cates and beastly corporations, we
are entitled to no less protection
thun Clue! Justice Fuller, or Judge
Thomas, or Judge uui. Let us
therefore like men, like white men,
stand on our legal rights. Let us,
like loyal citizens of tho United
States, take up our own cause, and
lug it in at the now open door ol
the federal judiciary; let us throw
it down at the feet of the U. S.
magistracy and there ohallenge the
legal learning of the country to
meet us fairly upon the merits of
our case. Let ub call upon Mr.
Curtis and his associates to magna
nimously forgo their proud advan
age of position, and to come and
show ub, under tho righteous scru
tiny of an honest court, how It can
be according to law, or justice, or
the principles ol fair dealing, or
tho usual doctrines of individual
or national honor, that thoy take
from us thousands of acres of our
best and most valuable lands for
town-building, and all our mineral
roiources, and leaso them out on
speculation to strangers and for
eigners, at tlieatme time consign,
ing us individually to a email, and,
as it were, a penal limit of only 80
acres upon iho bare surface of our
own magnificent domain.
Don't vote for tho agreement.
No equal on earth has Hunt's Lltfht
uliiK Oil tor rheumatism unit neural-
Hlii, us well as sprains, cuts, burns,
brulacs, and Insect bites and stlogs.
Qunrautced.'.Prlco 5 and QOccnts, w
The question bring ngllatetl by
one of tho prominent pastors of
this city as to 'What is Iho Mat
ter With the Church?" Is creating
no email comment both in proas
and social circles.
It must bs remembered that he
has only made sproial mc'nllon of
one "fault" as yol, and that there
are moro things than one tho mat
ter with the church. This same
able pastor remarked not long
since, "All religious people are
not Christians," and bo I venture
to suggest that all persons who are
apparently Irivolus are not In re
ality "worldly minded."
It has been quoted that this
same pastor declared, "That all
card playing, dancing and theater
going poople should bo turned out
of tho church, and that tho great
est revival that he had ever known
in a certain church occurred when
seventy iivo members were ex
pelled for their immoralities."
That this reverend grnll'eman does
disapprove, in the strongest pos
sible terms, of these things as a
violation of the rules of the
Methodist church, is a solf-evi-dent
fact, yet we hardly believe
that ho intended to convoy such a
broad idea as tho wording of the
quoted paragraph would indicate.
"Whist parlieB and dancing"
while they may be wrong from the
lact thai they aro violations of tho
rules of the church, can hardly be
spoken of as "immoralities" in
tho usual acceptation of tho term,
Irom the simple fact that so many
good and excellent people whose
moral standard ia' unquestioned,
indulge in thsse social pleasures,
while on tho other hand their are
very bad peoplo who do not. It
is a remarkable fact that the so
called "worldly minded" church
members aro the "church attend
ing, sermon listening" people and
it is equally noteworthy that many
or tboso vno lay so much stress
upon the fact that they never in
duge in these amusements rarely
ever indulge in attending church
When the series of sermons up
on "Wordly Amusements" shall
close, and let us hope they shall
not be without good fruits, no
doubt ihoao who. may have enter
tained eecnt satislaction from the
censuring that may have fallen up
on tho heads of those who partici
pate in these things, will also find
something to think about and ap
ply to themselves. For it must
not bo forgotten that the church is
corrupt with graver evils, and that
there aro more rules than one thaf
are being broken, and these will
not go unnoticed, we imagine, by
this earnest Vinita pastor. The
question ob to what does and what
does not constitute "wordly
amusements" has been decided
selvM or upon another. "Sancti
fied and satisfied" with no appar
ent evidence lo iho world ol tho
lirit qualifiuatiji), is equahy as
had and perhaps worse than to be
ooiHdert'd "wordly minded."
Thrie U no harder question in
life than to be ablo In judge Ibis
frtlm tho limited circle of our
mental vioion of another's worth
As the Calilornla poet has arid:
"In mon whom men condemn as 111,
I II ikI to much of ernilncss still
In mon whom mon pronouco divine,
I llnd so much of sin and blot-,
I lioiltatc lo draw Uiollno
lietweon the ,lwo w'hcio Gol has
Certain it la that abstaining
from whist and dancing and
keeping all the rules of
tho church alone; nor all tho
dogmas and creods of ages passed
will never create for us an easy
lader lo heavdn. But taking the
ono example given ui we must
"Uulld the ladder by which wp rise
Prom the lowly earth to tbo vaulted
And mount to lis summit round by
Maulr W. Anderson.
R. A. Copies, Formerly ol The'Chlcf
taln, Touches on Conditions There.
Davenport Proves Himself a Wheel'
Horse Large Vote Polled.
and mapped out by a body of
How many good (?) people there
are in the world who apparently
comfort and satisfy themselves
with the reflection that they have
kept this or that rule of their
church inviolato and at the same
tirao they may be living in all en
mity and unchariUbleness with
fheir neighbors and acquaintances
and yet tempt Providence to the
extent of going forward, with all
this cankerous ill will in their
heartB, and partake of tho holy and
sacred eaoriment, forgetful that in
bo doing they aro broaking a com
mandment of Christ and not man,
Let tho MethodiBt churoh every
whero rid herself, even partially,
of impurity, uncliarilableness, in
diflorence, hypocrisy, gossip,
slander and a multitude of evils
that are robbing its members of
ohristain vitality, then may she
hope to control the lesser evils of
"worltly amusements." The sue
cessful gardener strikes first at the
cockle burr and bull nettle belore
he uproots tho dog fennel and dan
Those iu the churoh who make
few outward professions and thoae
out of tho church allogother, are
looking to thai number who have
made bold and imparralleled pro
fessions and testimonies, for some
matorial evidsnee in their lives as
a proof of their sincerely. It their
Uvea aro not marked by kindli-
linoBB, brotherly love, eolf denial.
churitabledeps and other Christ
liko attributes of character what is
ono to conclude? "Judgo not,"
says tho blessed MasUr, "that ye
bo not judged of men" anil "by
their IrullH shall ye know them"
may be made to look both ways, it
all depends upon which we turn
the reflector whether upon our
The battle in Friday's dem
ocratic primary was hard fought
a..tl interesting from sun up to
bun tiown. Men and buggies wero
Hying hither and thither every
hour in the day, and every avail
able man was rushed to tbo polls,
and in case there was any pos
sible doubt as lo his eligibility
there were plenty of "old heads"
in evidenoe ready to challenge
There were a few scattering votes
that were questionable, but gen
erally speaking it was a fair fight
as fair ob politics ever is and
good order and the best of feeling
prevailed throughout. The total
vote cist was 202. Following is
J. S. Davenport...' ISO
L. I). Bell.....' 133
T. M. Knight 80
Earl Walker , 73
Vance. McSpnddei "....... CS
George Blakenev ..... 50
J. F. Ledbelter "... 1G0
B.N. Williamson 126
F. G. Cowan 201
L. 0. Couch 202
J. L. Sheror 201
L. P. label! 100
0. T. Mooro 187
W.P. Phillips 152
Thos Bluejacket 140
Some ol the fellows who wanted
nothing but a straight party ticket,
now seo tho great necessity for a
Yestorday's primary eliminated
Hoolio Bell Irom Vinita politics,
which fact alone ought to enhance
tho value of every man's property
in the town. The fact that his
domination has been finally and
completely broken is prophetio of
a belter town.
The work of making a good city
ticket is only half finished. It is
seltled that Ledbetter will mar
shal tho tefwn another year, and
that Bell will not be mayor, but at
least three of the nominees for
councilmen should be laid on the
Bob O'ehoa shod a few crocodile
tears over the result, hut dried
them soon, and is ready for the
finish a week from next Tuesday.
Hoolie Bell met his Waterloo
when howf-nt up against Jim Dav
enport yesterday and this moni
ing looks about as game as a wet
COrrsapoiidcnco to the Chieftain.
During a ten day's stay tn Okla
honlo Territory cneyel -remains
ipoompelent, perhaps, lo express
an opinion of (he country; certain
ly not suoh an opinion as would
pleato tho "boomers."
The fuel Is that Oklahoma has
shifted greatly during the past ten
days. It has beon blown hither
and back again. It seems that all
jf tho country you aro not stand
ing on at tho moment ia in the air.
Ono could not, for the vary clouda
of dull, keep an eye open to in.
spect' tho towns, but once and
awhile while traveling through the
country, a rift would open so that
you ciluld see the red clay fields
through the car windows.
I was told that it dooe not blow
all the lime in Oklahoma. Per
haps it la true. However, all can
not be red soil in this territory
but I hUve beer, mostly over it and
it is all I havo seen. It proves
leruie, noverinetess, anu uicia-J
liumi exported during tho past1
year an almost incredible amount
of cereals and cattle. j
Thousands of poople from all di
rections are coming in every day,
at this time most of them being on
their way to the "new" country to
be opened some lime during the
summer. Ono paper claims edi
torially that, from statistics it has
gathered, fully 40,000 86ttlcrs have
oorne into the territory sinco tho
first of the year, and I do no doubt
Ihe truth of tho claim.
3 is now locntou m vinmi, wttli a comploto now stock or p
, GEN,. .L HARDWARE nnd STOVES, which will rfc
"yf Is now locntod in Vinita. with
-gj bo kopt uA kho Btnudard of n Hvo, up to ditto store
j And Well Selected.
3 Our fourtoon yoara oxperionco has boon of valuo to jg"
V us, and wo propose to share it with our customers. jVT
Wo nro horo to stay and ninko it our homo, nnd if?
5j hopo by correct business mothoda to morit and got a lib- jfc;
ijj oral patronngo. Our prime object is to malco monoy j(
1 and bo a usoful citizon and on joy lifo as wo go along. ft
1 Wo bring to Vinita tho most comploto
Sheet Metal j
4 Factory J
5jj Thoro is in any part of tho country. Tho labor? will'bo jfkw
g! dono horo and tho monoy spent horo, and wo lxop thafjtj.
sp homo industry will cot duo consitloration, ns our manu- lc
.-! fnrt.iirnfl nrniliirta nt-n anrnnrl tn nnnn
Everybody and evorythiug !b on
the boom but for tho life of me I
cannot understand what advantage
money getting is to ono who must
live here and breathe the fine red
dust, for life here at tho best is
simply an existence. In my opin
ion the "good country" enda when
you enter tho red soil country east
Nino-tenths of the editors and
nearly every person interested in
tho subject with whom one speaks
are taking it for gianted that tho
people of Indian Territory a'ro
most fitfully anxious for ainglej
statehood. They Beemed surprised
that there is any objection lo the
eobetnn they have framed up.
With single statehood they can
furnish ub with public institutions,
they argue, and they see no disad
vantage in the fact that they have
already been erected a consider
able number of miles west of the
present territorial lines. Then
another advantage, although they
do not dwell upon it too strongly,
is the fact that they have an un
limited number of "'statesmen"
who could fill all the offices for
years and years to come and the
peoplo of Indian Territory would
not be troubled or disturbed only
to tho extent of furnishing men
for county officers.
The recent legislature by passing
a big blanket public buildings bill
placed Gov. Barnss in a very bad
political sack. If-he vetoed the
measure a large nnmber of influ
ential citizens promised to tio the
sack. If he signed it, about an
equal number threatened to do the
lying. The bill was vetoed and
now the mails to Washington are
burdened with protests against his
Allogother the life of a governor
of Oklahoma Territory is not a
merry one, especially is this the
case if he seeks to succeed him
self. When Hon. Dennis F.
Flynn relumed last night Gov.
Barnes announced his intention ol
leaving fdr Washington today.
Mr. Flynn has an immense per
sonal following and oontrola po
litical affairs by eheer forco of
character and ability. While ho
was met at tho train by a number
ol influential citizens, and was soon
sought after by a throng of politt
oil iuendicant8, The Capital, Mr.
Grear'a piper,diamisse8 his home
Cresting Funnels, Gutters,
Tanks, Cisterns, ;
Elevated Water Tanks,
Stock Tanks, i
Aleto! Signs, Etc.
Nothing too largo or too small for us to tacklo. j
Wo havo a full lino of GARDEN SEED IN BULK
that aro FRESH and NEW. Como and soo us.
ED. LEE, The Tinner.
Slceplcfs and Restless Hustler foe Business. Phone 151.
ftbe ftansas Hbutual
lis, nu Old Lino Company, with promittm rat
tuaiios'.Tablo of Mortality: l'nltl poll
ibMert qii tlicrAc-
claims, dividends, and surrondor (JJlJfQ fcorT )&
valuos to January 1, 1901 $ljtiO.,UOi ,LZJ
THE KANSAS MUTUAL LIFE
Is a Wostorn Company, hoaltliy, vigorous and aggressive, firmly
established, woll managed and financially strong.
It's favorable location enables it to invest it's funds in tho
best possiblo classos of securities as to safoty, and at tho same
timo to realizo tho highost ratos of intorost 0: nvoetmonts, thus
enabling it to roturn to it's policy-holders tho largest dividends.
Tho condition which obtains rolntivo to out mortgage loans
STANDS ALONE in tho history of investments of liko amounts
and duration, in that tho Company has novor sinco its inccptioa
foreclosed a singlo mortgage. Tho securitios boar interest nt
from six to eight por cont ; chiefly sovon por cont.
Business prudonco and personal intoress conspiro to iuduco
mon ovorywhoro to secure thoir lifo insuranco as far as practica
ble in Wostorn companies, of which THE KANSAS MUTUAL
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Topoka, ranks among tho
For full information, as to oxact cost at your ago, or any
othor information pertaining to lifo insuranco, tho same will bo
choorfully given by calling on or nddrossiug
JOS. P. SCOTT, Genl. Agt.
VINITA. IND. TER.
N. B. Up-to-dato contracts can bo had by a fow good mon
who can produco business in tho Indian Torritory.
When You're Hungry.
You Certainly Do Desire the Best.
-Best Service in Vinita.
Chief Bullington is being gen
erally chided for his appointment
of Hoolio Bell as. principal attorn
ey for the Cherokee nation in en
roling freedraen. Hoolie Bell
may be honest, honorable and
lnvnl tn tho Olmrnkpi-B. but there
are few who believe II. HIb open coming with Ihe bare announce
IV. A. U.
declaration a few yearB ago while
a member of the council, that he
could secure puBsago of citizen
ship cases for ao much money and
ginger, has not been forgotten by
(he peoplo. Thoro ia no question
as lo Mr. Boll's ability and knowl
edge, and this fact gives tho citi
zens additional fear. With Hoolie
Bell for the CherokeeB and Bob
Kerns for the freedmen the aver
age citizen will not bo surprised
if another batch of Kansas prgroea
are admitted to oitiznetiip. 'tis
pity 'tis true. Olarerocre Messen-
Sate, swift mill sure la llm proper
description ot Cheatham's LuxuMva
Tablets. Cure colds In a day. Can be
carried In vent pocket. Easy to tako
Guaranteed. Price 25 cents. w
ment in two lino.
Gurlhrie, 0 T.
...Meals and Short Orders Day or Night!...
Oysters, Fish, Game, Poultry In Season.
Everything First-Class and at node rate Prices.
Cobb Hotel LunchCounter
Around the Corner South ol Main Hotel Entrance.
WILL DEVINO, flnnager. J. H. ARTER, proprietor.
Oliver liauby, Pres.
J. 0. Hall, V-Pres.
It has at last been demonstrated
that Vinita has outgrown the dom
inalion of Hoolie Bell. In poli
tics he has been on all sides of
every question. A Downing, a
National, an Independent, a Dem
ocrat, a Republican and perhaps a
Pupullsi; everything and anything
unites il be a prohibitionist. Yes
terday when it became apparent
that he'mlght get the nomination,
business men, and others who had
taken no part in politics went to
tho-polls and gave him a parting
shot. Bell and Bellism and all
that it stands for has been elimi
nated from Vinita mumcipul poll-tics.
W.P. Fbllllps, Ca.hle
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY.
Capital 8100,000 Surplus J20.00L
Oldest and Strongest National Bank in
the Cherokee Nation
Ollrar Pfiby R. F. I'ortner,
Does a Safe General Banking BubIusbo
A. I.. UhuraMII.
South of UNITED STATES CQUIIT HOUSE.
Newly ftirnlshtd, rales moderate,
all our old patrons stop with ua.
Would I pltHutJ to have