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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1901.
VOL. XIX. NO 33
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Highest Honors, World's Fair
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avoid linking I'owilcrs containing
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ATTOKNKY AT LAW,
NOTAUY PU11LIO, LOAN UIIOKEH
Special attention Riven given to trial of lulti
Alwaja reaily to answer yonr attritions and
reply to Tour Inqiilrlsa.
Once uvor ltiucllfT'a. VINITA, t. T.
n. Vf, BMJ
D. n. WILSON
BLUB & WILSON,
Furniture Store. VINITA. I.
LEWIS T. MARTIN,
Vlnltn; Ind. Tor.
Real Estate and Collodions.
Notary Public, Stenographer
Offlco In Qrny iinllrilnf , with
Lumnu 1'. I'arker 37
"I D, MBRQDITH, D. V. S.,
SUIIOKON AND DUNTIST.
tlcailiiiiurters at Ouster' liable, aouth
Wlleou strict, west aid. Vliiltn, I. T,
1 D. NEVILLE.
Jt Attorney at law, Notary Public
"Collect Bad Debts."
Offlco in Now Halscll liuildliiK.
VINITA, i. i.
White Plymouth Rocks
And Pekin Ducks.
Hggs for sale; f r.oo prr dozen, $1.35
per 10. No other fowl on farm; liavc
tree range. I'.tfga. hatch vell. Stock
scoring as higli a 93. X by Jlcwes, Harris
Mrs. Frank Frntiklln.
'y aywjm Box 00, VitriU, lt T.
J. F. Christian & Co.
Fifteon varieties of pure bred
fowls. Eggs for hatching.
Write for Catalogue.
For Sale at $50 Gocli.
From 10 to 10 raontha old. lilgli grade, also
Eight Fine acldings.
Drivers and "n-liHrri .. -1
Not occupying inoro spneo than
tho first following will ho inserted
at 85.00 per year. Tho vordict oi
men owning largo or small herds
is that it pays to advortieo the
B. R. TAYLOR,
l'ostotllcf. Vlnlta, I.T.
Smoolli crop In
anilti'llt In tbe
Home cattle In
Hangs on l-o-cual
mlleae.e. of VI
nlta. E. U. lMtA YSBIt,
Vlnlta, I. T.
on lllg Cnblii
creek 7 mile
weit of llluo
laeket Cattle of tlila
onlr for ship
rat (loo reward
J. C. HOUAN,
l'ryor Creek, Ind. 'for-
Swallow fork and
umlerblt In right ear
Hangs on 1'ryot
W: B. NOBLES,
Ilnras brand aam
In each ear
Hangs head ol
jug creek, u.
Falrlanri, Ind. Tor.
and split I a
wmI of Idas
Jaekst, I, ,
The Vast. Amount of Work
Thoy aro Called Upon
COURT OF APPEALS
Now In Seasldn mid tho Volume of
Legal Business 1b Such that
the JudgeB Must Utilize Near
ly Every Moment of Their
Sparo Time in Research.
Judge Joseph A. Oil! is at
South MoAlester in attendance
upon the court of appeals. Tho
present session will not be a very
long one, says the Capital, as tho
docket at HiIb timo is unusually
short, and the distinguished jurists
composing this August body will
mako short work of it.
The court of appeals is tho su
premo court of the Indian Terri.
tory and is tho legal cloarlng
liutieo for the big drafts upon the
department of juntice in which all
tho complicated questions of law
como to bo adjudicated. As is
well known, tho court is composed
of all tho judges of tho Indian Ter
ritory, of which Judge Clayton is
chief justice by right of seniority,
and owing to the unusual condition
of affairs in tho Indian Territory
it is probablo that more knotty
problems come beforo this tribunal
than aro heard by any other elm
liar body in the United States, and
the amount of work required fur
the reviewing and writing opin
ions for this court is enormous,
and but littlo appreciated by the
public, which is apt to think that
being n federal judgo is a nice
The work of preparing for this
court is done by the judges be
tween times and in addition to
thoir .regularulutlp on the -bench'
in their own districts, and tho
work is divided as nearly as pos-
8I010, 11 mere are sixty cases on
the docket for tho next term, each
judge carries homo with him ten
oradizen cases, with transcripts
of nil the evidence, sometimes
hundreds of pages of testimony
and he must familiarize himsell
with evory phase of the cise, and
then search out all the law bear
ing upon It and from that prepare
his decision which is sometimes
written over several times beforo
it is satisfactory, and when all
thla is done,tho decision arrived ut
is gone over in conference of the
whole boncli, and here again one
justice may often discover some
thing Important which tho one
who has prepared tho decision had
overiooKeu anu 11 must be gone
over again, for the utmost caro
has to be taken since such a de
cision most frequently stands the
test of yet higher tribunals, and,
to the credit of the Indian Terri
tory court of appeals, it is stated
that its final decisions aro Foldora
All the time that these decisions
and opinions are being prepared
the judges are holding court ten
hours every day in their .own dis
tricts and often holding night res-
eions 10 eaten up wun the over
growing amountof business crowd
ing in from all parts of the terri
tory, and how or when they find
time for anything else is beyond
ordinary comprehension. So it 1b
seen that being a federal judge in
the Indian Territory is not such a
snap after all.
And a Concise Argument Proving That
Sunday Was the Third" Day..,
We are informed in tho Gospel
slorioo that our Lord was taken
Irom tho cross beforo tho begin
ning of tho Jewish Sabbath, which
began at-0 o'clock in the evening.
That day must, therefore, have
been Friday, for we aro also told
that the day following the cruci
fixion was the preparation and
High Sabbath and PaBsovor Day.
In tho account of thu resurrection
tho reoords tell us that the womon
namo to tho tomb on tho first day
of the weok and found tho tomb
empty, bo wo can very certainly
Infer that our Lord was crucified
on Friday and was raised from
tho doad on Sunday (which in tho
Now Testament limes was called
tho Lord's Day in honor of his roa
t'.rrection) on the first day ol the
Vat n,n.ii.nit. .... 1 1 1
Yet our Catholic oreeds declare
that on "tbo third day he aroaol
from the dead " How then can
wa reconcile these seemingly con-
flio lug rtitmtieiitr? Wh imt'i
simply ibl'.i -ttiliHr thai lih ilu
JeVK,oiiriinitl"(iy was rrtknit'd dlf
frretrly Hian 11 In with 11. In
their ee'imitt-H nf timo they count
ed thu day from, to (he diy to, an
event and included them both In
the amount of ' time that had
elapsed. For example, lei us re
member the number of days there
are from Christinas day, 011 which
Chris', was born, to the Feast of
the Circumcision, on which day
Ho wbb circumcised, according to
tho Jewish law. We find we have
eight days, which number will
satisfy the oxactnees of tho law.
Hero wo havo timo counted In tho
same manner, Friday, the iirsl
day of tho crucifixion, is tho first
day,' tho Sabbath day or Easter
oven', tho second, and tho first
day of the week, or the Lord's
Day fa tho third, so we can con
fidently Bay, that on the "third"
day He roso again from the dead.
The First Session Convened at Mus
kogee Twelve Year Aro.
On April 1, 1889, twelve years
ago today, tho first United States
court over opened in the Indian
territory, and what is now Okla
homa torri tory r was opened in old
Phoonix hall in tho town of Mus
kogee, says tho Times of that city.
On tho morning of April 1st,
Judge James M. Shackelford,
United States Attornoy Z. T. Wal
rond, United States Marshal T. B.
Needles and the cfork of the
United Statea.court for tho Indian
torritory, William Nelson, arrived
on tho early morning train about
Beven o'clock. They were mot at
the depot by a commltteo of the
citizens, headed'by C. W. Turner,
and conducted into the dining hall
which was then kept by J. II. Mc-
tjunne, now 01 wagoner, near
where the Union depot hotel now
Kioh of the ocurt officials abovo
named wore a silk l.at when they
filoTipta "o'tfUiTe'tniiiK and after
they had eaten their breakfast they
were conducted to eome rooms
that bad been prepared for them
in a building just north of where
the Union Deput hotel now stands
and, after they had been assigned
to their quarters, Mr. 0. W. Turn
er called Mr. Nocdles to one side
and told him in a very confident
ial way that they had better leave
thoir silk hat3 In their rooms as
tho cow boys were liable to take a
crack at them if they wore Ihem
up town. That was the last that
was ever seen of thoso plug hats.
Col. Needles says ho gave his to a
negro, and we think it is the ono
Lor in wears around
o'clock the officials,
together with a large number of
lawyers who bad congregated hore,
went to the old Phoenix hall where
court was opened by the above
named officials, Rev. B. Y. Brico,
of the Methodist church, at this
place, opened tho court with pray
The court was only in session a
short time on the morning ot the
first when it adjournod to meet on
the morning of tho second, .ludg
bhackleford and Maj. Walrond
formulated rules governing tho
admission of attorneys ta
practice in the court which were
promulgated that evening and on
Tuesday morning a largo number
of lawyers wero admitted to prac
tico, among them Mjj. Walrond,
who was tho first lawyer admitted
to practice in the court, D. Stew
art Elliott, of Coffey ville, Kansas,
who was killed a 'year aco in tho
Philippines, was tho second, T.
N. Foster, ot South MoAlester,
the third, N. B. Maxey, of Mus
kogee was No. 4 and W. A, Pasco,
W. M. Harrison, J. 0. Ralls, S. E.
Jackson, Col, E. 0, Boudinat and
The first caso filed in the
United States court was filed by
E, 0. Boudinol and waB a replevin
caso lor a stallion, and Bud T.Koll
ssrvod the writ as deputy of Mar
shal Neodles, and it was amusing
to hear Marshal Needles instruct
Bud how to serve tho writ. v
Tho first case tried in tho United
StaleB court by u jury was the
caso of George Waller vs. R. M.
Qilmore, nnd tried on the 3rd day
of Juno, 1830. Tho suit was
brought by J. G. Ralls, now of
Atcka, for George Waller for dam
ageB claimed lo have been in
flicted on Waller by Gllmoro with
an ox. Tho jury returned a ver
dict for a small amount for the
vuuuu itn bki-iub 10 urovciy wnero
iiuniBw ,...,. rf,.ii. .,
quickly or money refunded, w
A LEGAL TANGLE
Of Property and Personal
Rights Because of tho
Passage of tho
Federal Attorneys n tho Several
Districts Were Summoned to
Muskogeo Yesterday to Con
Bull With J. George Wright on
the Present Status nf Indians,
Great legal complications aro
arising and are certain to multiply
to such an extent that tho lawyers
of the territory will bo in clover
for several years lo come nnd will
be kept busy holding out their
bands for (at, juicy retainer fees.
In addition to tho undoubted
enforcement of the Curtis law and
tho many legal controversies bound
to arise, all aflairs in tho territory
have been complicated into a
jumble becaueo of tho enactment
by congress granting federal citi
zenship to all residents of tho ter
ritory. Secretary Hitchcock roalizes
that under that act tha. wos slipped
through as another '.'innocent
clause which really meanB noth
ing," as was tho mineral lease
clauso in the treaty, tho govern
ment no longer legally possesses a
guardianship over the '.ribal gov
ernments. Tho officials ar) endeavoring to
belittlo the effects of the citizen
ship clause because they do not
desire to arouee undue contro
versy, but it is ovident that they
are very much worried.
When officials differ in opinion
as to the effect and interpretation
of laws, the practicing attorneys
IMr. TatnB Bixbjr, aollng obajiv
fOatt r,f-.tltsP" TlrAtfsa nnnimhuli,i"
had a long conference with Secre
tary Hitchcock, in St. "Louis, last
Tuesday and the question of citi
zenship was discussed.
Friday J. George Wright
summoned tho federal attorneys of
tho several districts lo Muskogee
for consultation. Many questions
arose :s lo the best course tp pur
Incase the Indians aro federal
citizens, cao they still maintain a
Have they a right to provide for
revenue lo support such a tribal
If there aro no Indian citizens
what further uso is tho Dawes
commission or what authority
If all residents are citizens of
tho United StateB have they not
the samo right under the federal
constitution to act independently
of the general government and in
dividually in property and per
sonal aflairs the same as citizens
of any othor stato or territory?
Because of that "innocent littlo
clause which really meanB noth
ing" tho prediction ia.freoly made
that the dockets of the cour'e will
soon be heavily ladon with new
actions at law. Tho opinion of
several men well versed in the
law is that a formor Cherokee citi
zen, who is now a citizen of the
United States, tun Boll his birth
righthis right to whatever is to
be allotted to him as bis share of
the Cherokee lands and funds
and that tho federal government
cannot intervene because ho la no
longer a ward of the government.
Enrollment of Prccdmen.
Special to tho Culeduln.
Fort Gibson, I. T 1-1, 1001.
The enrollment of tho Cherokeo
Freodmen progresses smoothly.
Col. T. B. Noedlea of tho Dawes
commission is in charge of tho en
rolling purty. Major 0, R. Brock
enridge will join tho party next
Tho work on tho part of tho Cher
okee nation is looked aftor by W.
W. Hasting, J. 8, Davenport and
J. 0. Starr. Tho work ot enroll.
ing Freedmon is not such a dlffi-
cult task after all. All Uhorokoo
Froedmon whoso names are found
upon the authenticated roll of 1880
who have resided continuously in
tho Cherokee nation since 1880
and who havo not forfoited their
citizenship Binco 1880 are being
All of the applications now re
ceived are Freedmen whone names
are on tho 1880 roll, and tho Freed,
men nut on tho 1880 roll, are stay
ing away and will probably put in
an appearance later Freedmen
'not rPDlrilnrHn llin 'niiornUan'
lion on Juno 28th, 1808, aro being
placed upon doubtful cards. A
peni'in living in the Creek nation
Mr tiny oilier nation other than the
Cherokee nation on June28ih,1898,
is not considered to ho living in
tfto "Cherokee" nation and fur
this reason is classed as doubt
ful. The work of enrolling "1880
nil)" freedmen Is a task not any
more difficult than the work on the
", Did you know thero has been a
roal revival lately in our town?
Probably you did not roalize tho
fact, yet it Is true.
What is a revival7 I think vory
generally the term is misunder
stand. A revival does not mean
the conversion of lost sinnere, but
is a reviving, a waking up ol dead
or, cold professors. This has act
ually happened. It is an o'er
timo saying: "The prayer meet
ing is tho pulse of tho church."
Judging from this ruin most of the
churches aro nearly or quite dead,
for 'heir nrayor meetings aro
roir..ty small. But last week I
aimueu the Wednesday nicbt
ptstyer meeting at tho Methodist
chinch, and I was truly astonished
nnd very agreeably surprised to
Bed nearly one hundred neonle
proFonl. Now you everybody
wHo roads this today if you want
lo eo n revival evory Wednesday
night go to tho Methodist church
prayer meeting. X.Y.Z.
THE KATY ROAD.
An Official Asserts They Will do
Their Part to Im'prove Vlnlta.
When asked why tho Katy did
not order a new depot for Vinila,
a member of the party of officials
who have been in TexaB attending
tho annual meeting and inspecting
lines, said: "The M K. & T.
will do as much for Vinita bb your
own people toward legitimate im
provemenst. When you put in wa.
ter works, and mako other im
provements the Katy will not be a
whil-behind. Water works will
helpjthe town and I dpnjt see hjjtv
ySU mm gel along without a syb
tern. A considerable revenue would
be contributed by the M., K. & T.
for tho use of water; and besides
there would be other improve
ments and industries follow. But
the Katy will keep up with the
town, and may go ahead of it. Any
way, tho Katy will do its part."
AFT0N IS PROUD.
Vast Improvements Contemplated by
the Frisco Road
The town of Afton is strutting
with pride and the people certainly
have just cause to bo proud of the
enterprise of tho leading citizenB
who induced the Frisco road to
choose tl'p'.r city over Falrland as
tho lormiti.-l point for the new
The Afton citizens secured tho
right-of way from Miami, the farm
ers generally donating the land ex
cept in cases where the grading
will necessitate cuts and fills.
The only hitch encountered was
the proposition for the city to do
nate 20 acres for sidetracks, yards,
round houses, etc Dr. Dawson
generously responded and sub-
scribed to give the entire acreage
Property valueB in Afton have
naturally gone soaring, as thero
will be established there a division
headquarters for both the Mem
phis and Frisco roads. A new
eating house and hotel will be
built, and a largo combination de
pot. The establishment of tho di
vision in Afton will cause upwards
of fifty lamilies to locatethere and
upwards of $80,000 a month will
be disbursed in wages.
The contract for the construc
tion of tho now lino calls for its
completion in six weeks, and a
large force of men will necessarily
OUR WEEKLY EDITION.
The Largest liver Handled Through
tho Vlnlta Postofflce.
Last week tho odltion ot The
Indian Chieftain, the weekly, was
eight pages and contained a vast
amount of interesting roading 30
columns or 720 inches in addi
tion to 31 columns of advertising.
It was the largest edition of a
newspaper ever handled in the
Vinita podloffice. In addition to
our regular subscribers sample
copies were aer
lpwards of 400
ilhin the ter
re to l airland,
from all pfl
draw mqtgfijtflWa trade.
Stop ye&fifiaTrfullmtf out! "Erysip
elas resulted n fntiro lossut my hair;
two bottMIsiC's Hair llonewer cava
mottllK;w&H." John A. Under,
editor" AdVWfalo, Jlumeston, la,
UuardNWsMl tor ad scalp diseases, ro-
storci itAfiinil gruwth and color. I'eo-
Decided by a Popular Vote
of the People of Vlnlta
to be the
In tho City In an Impartial Con
test Preliminary L the Choos
ing of tho Fairest Daughter of
tho Territory Embraced in the
Mrs. E: R. Waller is the hand
somest lady in Vinita, being so
decided by a vote in which all tho
people, irrespective of whether
they wore Chieftain subscribers or
not, wero invited to participate.
Tho contest for tho purposo of
honoring tho handsomest lady re
siding in the territory acquired by
the Louisiana purchase, was in
augurated by tho Globe-Democrat
of St. Louis.
That paper requested tho lead
ing paper of tho towns and cities of
tho states and territories included
in the purchase to ascertain the
namo of the prettiest lady mar
ried or single in their several
localities. Eaoh state and terri
tory will send a representative to
Si. ijouis, sno being turnlsheu a
chaperon ana all her expenses
paid, where she will receive many
From the aggregation of beauty
the handsomest lady in the ac
quired territory will be choBen.
Not by standing them in line, but
by an unannounced committee who
will, Without impertinence, view
the charms of the ladies at a swell
reception at which all the world's
notablee in St. Louis at tho lim?
of the exposition will be present,
.Tfi raten.t lalJf;.rjUoryiwp.nW''g. lojatuni to it's poneyliUierrthe"lftrgost dividends.
lady will be chosen by a eommit-
leo from the photographs of tho
choice ot each town.
the contest was arranged so
that the poorest could competo
with tho richest. Only ono vote
wasallow3d each individual. This,
of courso, debarred any person
from purchasing a large number
of papers and voting a bulk of
coupons for their ospecial favorite.
No person interested in tho re
sult waa permitted to be present
when the ballots wero counted be
cause each ballot bore tbo name of
tho voter, and it was desired that
tio lady mentioned should know
who had failed to vote for her.
Mr. Keller Walker supervised
tho counting of tho votes.
Mrs, J. R, Carselowey was sec
Hero is the vote:
Mrs. E. R. Waller, 1GC; Mrs. J.
R. Cataelqwey, 107; Mrs. Claude
Walton, 81; Miss Fannie Knight,
5-5; Mies Carrio Van Pelt, 52; Mlea
Agnes Fickin, -13; Mrs. Ed Miller,
41; :Miss Mabel Miller, 37; Miss
Ida Realty 30; scattering, 44.
HON. TAMS BIXBY,
Acting Chairman ot the Dawes Com
mission, In Town Yesterday,
Hon. Tama Bixby, acting chair
man of the Dawes commission,
fipeut Friday in Vinita, arriv
ing on the train from St, Louis in
the morning and departing in the
Mrs. Bixby came up from Mus
kogee o'ntho Flyer and, meeting
her huBband returned with him,
Speaking of the recent contest
for the senatorship in Minnesota
Mr, Bixby stated that at no timo
did ho mako an active contest but
was a receptive candidate only
upon solicitation of several legis
"Tho officials," said Mr, Bixby,
"feel that the Cherokeo people
are making a raistako in opposing
tho ratification of the pending
treaty. Personally I havo not the
loaet Interest in whatever action
they tako, but I can assure you
that it will put tho prosperous ad
vancement of tho nation and of
Vinita back ten years if the treafjg
"I am not a citizen and really,
havo rn richt to advise or crillfllBft
and have gono even this lar sliugiy
upon tho request of Tbo Chieftain
far an nvnrnRnlnii nf rmlninn ''
l " K
Mr. Bixby added that thoWerfc
of the commission would prpgrHl
just me same asaii more ws ne
treaty pending Whilo Iu th '-y
Mr. Bagby was tho guest of
All the Chickens, Turkeys, Geese, Eggs',
and all Country Produce to'bVsold.
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tunrios' Tnblo of Mortality. Paid policy-lioldors iu doath
claims, dividends, and Burrondor Af ffon HQH IGl
valuos to January 1, 1901 pl,'xOZ,,lDO ,Z V
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established, well mannged and financially strong.
It's farorablo location enables it to iuyest it's funds in tho
best possible clwses of securities as to safety, "aud at tho same
timo to realize the hlthost rates of interest ou investment, thus
.wio conumou which oDiains relative to our mortgage? loans
STANDS AlfONE in tho history of investments of like amounts
and duration, in that tho Company has novor sinco jts incoption
foreclosed a singlo mortgage Tho securities boar interest at
from six to oight por cont ; chiefly sovon por cent.
business pruuonco and personal mtoresj conspiro to induco
men pvorywhoro to sccuro thoir lifo insuranco ns 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 portaining to lifo insuranco, tho samo will ho
choorfully givon by calling on or addressing
JOS. P. SCOTT, Genl. Agt.
VINITA. IND. TER.
N. B. Up-to-dato contracts can bo had by a fow good mou
who can produoo business in tho Indian Torritory.
...Meals and Short Orders Day or Night!...
Oysters, Fish, Qnme, Poultry in Season.
Everything First-Class and at rioderate Prices.
Cobb Hotel 1u.nch. Counter
Around ttat Corner South ol Mala Hotel Entrance.
WILL DEVINE, nnnnfjer. J. II. ARTER, Proprietor.
Carries a full lirjc of
'LOWS, HARROWS, CULTIVAT
Everything Used by
SEE SAMPLES UEFORB BUYINd.
fl. N. Green, Opposite Green Hotel.
You Certainly Do Desire the Beat.
-Best Service in Vinita.
the'JJp - to - Date Farmer.