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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORYTHURSDV APRIL25, 1901.
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itrt give you quick and porfect
ploe on any bill oLLUMBER
J matter how large. Lot us
jure wlib you.
We Viant Yotir Trade.
We'ra After It.
a rvnt oiurr. eatsx of taiitab eowosn.
Highest Honora, World's Fair
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Arold Halting rovdert containing
alum. They aro Jnjurloua to health
Will Soon bo Established
Vinlta by the Government,
ATTOItNEY AT LAW,
NOTAHY PUUL10, LOANBItOKEH
Special attention given glTen to trial of mil.
Al-raya ready to answer yonr questions end
rerlf to your Inquiries. ..,. .
OffleeorerUatcllfrs. VIHITA, I. T.
n. 1. BAGDY
PHYSICIAN & BURGEON
fflcA In new RntelllT buildingTelephone 101
VjJilenco Alrlrleh cottage. Telephone 110.
1 Vtulta. Ind. Ter.
jft.MBs' a. DAVENPORT,
lltooms 8 and 10, now II alaoll building.
VINITA. I. T.
Daraieert A lull, Altorae-a-at-I.sw,''
jfB.ee Ht Nat'l bank.btdg. Olaromore. I T
Attorney at Law,
and Notiry Public
iSmId mw Halaell Dld'r. VIHITA. I.I
tflatvaotlcelnall thet'nlteri State. Court
lieu oflhelmllau ferrltorr.
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k R, D. A. APPflHBON.
loom In IViymuriil Hulldlmr. Vinlta,
T. OIHeo nour e a. ni. 10 u p. in.
n. w, blu n.ii. wilsoh
BDTJB & WILSON,
AbOTOMIllCT'i ....... .
ITurnlturo Btore. VIMTA.I. T.
Aro Now at Work In Several Parts
of the Territory but They Re.
fuse, to' Dlvulgo the Amount
They Believe the Lands are
LEWIS T. MARTIN,
Vlnltn, Ind. Tor.
Real Estato and Collections.
Notary Public, Blonogropber
Offlco Id Gray building, with
Luman 1'. Parker i
1 D. MBftBDITH, D. V. S.,
SOKOEOS AND DENTIST.
Headquarters at Ountcr'a ttablea. aouth
Wilson atrect, wcat aldo, Vinlta, I. T.
The Season of 1901
t W. Ji. Urine -l.ery lorn, opposite U.
omirt lmiiu Vinlta. Indian Territory.
ffS-rvir-P (re dlO.OO to IHSUrc HWlll Colt,
UL..Af.t. .i.a. .-.l. la frwiVH. nr when the
Rare Is disposed of or- removed frojn Jhe
Pasture sr.oo per iiiomn. vm iccu
rain Ttilcstred. nt roflMtwMtrnleJ.
iPcdisree furnished on application.
N. Walker, Vinita, I.T
OD. NEVILLE, ,,.
. Attorney at law, Notary Public
"Collect Bad Debts."
OOlce In Mew Halsell Raildlng.
Vinita, I. T.
White Plymouth Rocks
And Pekln Ducks.
Eggs for sale; $ 1.00 p:r dozen, It. 2$
per 16. No other fowls on fannj have
free range. Eygs hatch well. Stock
scoring as hlch as 93M by Hewes, Harris
Aire. Frank Franklin.
Jj-v4m Uox oo, Vinlta, I. T.
IHE LIVE STOCK MARKET
OF OT. LOUIS.
1 lie St. Louis National
Slrrt('. oHiioilta thaaltr of Ht. Luula. 0
ira tot aJt (laacrlptlon of Ue Stock alwar
toeS. Vara. I lit. f Vanning Company, wild
lu.aAanc. anJ within Iba urnonili of thi
Sully, and Pork Catkin- aatattltbrnanta harr
Wanfltv Inrm I. IS. kli.p(nK lHJtVIO hoaa llaltr.
I or. KNOX. VIcb Vrea
h. W. KUAUK, Au(. Oen. lgr.
AHUEL IIONT. Ufn. Agent for Tea
Mid Indian icrriwry.
Sppiic?. Groue Poultry
J. F. Christian & Co.
Fifteen VarietlfB of pure
fowls. Eggs for hatching
Wrlie for Catalogue.
25 Herefur mto
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Positive) Curo for
Faillntr Power, Nljdit Iossos,
nul all disorders arlstnir from
'overwork, ahusos nnd excesses.
(?Mtl Villi Mm to VlQNtia Manbooi.
Nudotsla ouM not bo oon founded
wltii tbmaay wortbleaa noatruma now
oatbeoiritet A HawsdySoUoolUw.
Vox or 4 Tablets, by raJI. 30o.
E Purlt&n Co.. Plymoulh. Vflf.
y .j ixmiiijif iiti' nriTnrr " " """ -
For Sale at $5oJiacli.
From 10 to 11 tuontbs old, high grade, also
GlgJit Fine Oeldings.
Drivers and 8addlers.n9Vaa.
Not occupying moro spaco than
tbo first following will bo inserted
at $5.00 per year. The verdict ol
men ownina larce or small herds
is that it nays to odvorllse (he
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TiiVVaTOjEBai iuim - rwat
VSfpSJfiJtiBAt, tb CAibyattnexailjalaf..
R. R. TATLOR,
Postonicr. Vinlta, I. T.
snuaput in ioi
Soma cattle to
fttnge on Lo
on HI Cabin
crttk.r ml ce
waat of lilue
f 100 reward
Vinlta, I. T.
Ono of the parlies of appraisers
appointed by tho Interior depart
ment upon the recommendation of
the Dawes commission, are at
work cast of Vinita.
The party Is composed of six
appraisers under Captalu Hack
bush and, with cook and teamsters,
tnako a party of ten now camped
on Litllo Cabin croek. In tho ter
rltoryf ten parties of appraisers are
at work and the parly under Cup
tain Hackbusb have an area of 20
township to appraise.
As soon as thn work of this par
ty in completed, said Captain
Uackbush, a land ofBce will be
established at Vinita and citizens
can take their allotments.
Tho gontleman refused to di
vulge any figures to give an idea
of tho prices at which they are ap
praising the laud, but the follow
ing rules and schedule has been
formulated by the interior depart
mont for their guidance:
1. Lands shall be valued in tho
appraisement as if in their origin
al condition, excluding Improve
ments. 2. Appraisers will grade and
appraise lands williout, regard lo
their location and proximity to
8. Land will be graded and op
praleed by quarter sections except
fn cases where a part of a quarter
is of a difierent grade from the
rest; in such cases the quarter sec
tions will be graded and appraised
in smaller parcels but no parcol to
be less than forty acres.
4. If limber la of commercial
value, the quality will be carefully
estimated and the variety stated
and it will be valued separately
and- if not generally distributed
over Uin tracts its location will be
5 Upon completion of this
work the values "will be adjusted
by the commission to the five civ
iliicd tribes on the basis of the
values fixed for each class and the
location of the lands and their
proximity to market.
Class . Natural open bottom
Claes 2. Best black prairie land.
Class 3. (a) Bottom land covered
with limber and thickets,
(b) Best prairie land other than
Class 4. (a) Bottom land subject
'(b) Prairie land, smooth and
Class 5. (a) Rough land, free
(I)) Rolling land free from rocks.
Class G. (a) Rocky prairie land,
(b) Sandy prairie land
Class 7. (a) Alkali prairie land,
(b) Hilly and rocky land.
Class 8. (a) Swamp land,
(b) Mountain pasture laud.
Class 0 (a) Mountain laud,eandy
(b) Mountain land, stliclous.
Class 10. (a) Rough and rocky
" (b) Pllnt Jillls.
the treaty we forever aro debarred
rum any action in onurt as to He
provision, for tho reason that we
liavo. given our consent. I
do not propose to vote for any
thing that looks so questionable
inlaw. It seems to me that if tho
Cherokee peopU declare them
selves Unilrd Stales citizens It
would' be held in court thnt thoj
hive abrogated their tribal gov
ernment, and that the railroad
company's would porhapa get a
caso filed I court for their share
of the Cherokee lands, provided
for by charter, under conditions
that llio tribal government be.
comes extinct. But somo one will
say that congress naa already
made ub. United States citizens
but in reply I will say that con
gress doing it, and the Cherokee.1
doing it, is altogether different in
law. We will have action in court
on what congress doeB, but if we
do it ourselves I think it Is en
I bad a talk with somo colored
voters yesterday and they were
at first favorablo to the treaty, but
when I oxplained the danger in
voting it through, they deolared
In conclusion 1 wIbIi to to praise
Tho Chieftain for its bravo stand
oil all public questions for the
public good, and D. M. Marra for
expressing bis sentiments regard
less of consequences. We need
morn of such fearless papers
W. 8. Malonev.
Bluejacket, April 17, 1001.
Number of Persons Unrolled by the
Commission nearly 30,000.
The following tchcdule shows
the total number of persons listed
for enrollment by the Dawes com
mission from May 11, 1000 to the
On regular Cborokco tarda 1,941
Ou doubtful Cherokee cards. Z.7I1
On rejected Oberoket cards 687
On regular Delawaro cards DM
On doubtful Delawaro cards . . ... Si
The authenticated roll of 1880
The Noted Oeorgo V. Vann Case
Uc'.ng Heard by the Commission.
Tho United States commission
to the 'Five Civilized Tribes now
enrolling Cherokee Freedmonat
Ft. Gibsd'j had enrolled up tp and
including April IStb.
l'rcedmcn on straight cards IS.
Frccdmen on doubtful cards , SO
Freedmenontejcctcd cards IIS
I' till blood bcrokei 7
flejeclcd Oldrokcea t. 7
The famous Ueorge W. Vann
csbb is now on trial and will con.
linue several days.
With this enrollment the total
of Freedmen, Indians and other
citizens enrolled numbered 20,485
persons, up to and including last
Ym. Nairn's Opinion.
Edltdr Chieftain The question
of accepting or rejecting the pend
ing treaty is an important one. A
full and free discussion, therefore,
Is desirable If the measure be
comes a law the method by which
the citizens of our country shall
recelvo (heir allotments and under
what conditions will bo fixed.
One great objection to tho treaty,
or rather to the arguments of the
advocates of it, is, that if we re
j.cl tho treaty we will have to ac
cept the Curtis law. It is in ef
fect saying: If you object to one
unjust measure you shall accept
one still more unjust. How do
thdy" know we will? Have
they fathomed Iho intent and
power of the legislative, ex
eculive and judicial departments
of the .government? Is it not an
attempt rather of the lease crowd
to scare voters into the support of
their pet measure? It seems so.
The lrf.180 advocates tell us that
tho ItaBe clause really amounts to
nothing. If so, what was it put
in the treaty for? It seems (0 me
the document was long enough
without adding superfluous mat.
ter. It is very evident that thb
advocates of the treaty are not
only eincere but very anxiouB to
secure its adoption. The only
part of it that renders its adoption
at oil doubtful is that relating to
FREEDMEN ENROLLMENT. heoUnn pp"-y throughout
tho United males Is in force hero,
and there Is no more probability
of its being' taken from tts (unless
wavoloit away) Ihnil there is of
citizens ol tho various states loeing
tbeir property. Then .the moral
sentiment nl tho American peoplo
is opposed" lo the rqbi3rj of In
dians the same as other people.
On this we may rrefy. Onr great
est danger, in my judgment is
from within, not from without.
There Is a epecial reason why
Datawares should voto against tho
treaty. There- is a clause in tho
agreement which probably means
nothing but will bear watching
just tho same, that reads as fol
lows: "That in the suit now
pending between the Delaware In
diana and tho Cherokee nation in
the court 'of claims said court is
authorized lo fix the compensation
of the attorneys of record of the
respective litigants, and the same
shall bo paid to the attorneys rep
resenting the Cberokees out of tho
general fund of the Cherokee na
tion end to tho attorneys repre
senting tho Delawares out of any
money belonging lo said Delawares."
It Bbould not be forgotten that
the attorneys for the DelawareB
have a contract with a large num
ber of the tribe that calls for 30
acres of every 100 acres of deceased
Delaware's lands who are regis
tered, which is a contingent fee.
But if tho treaty is adopted the
fee ceases to be a contingent fee
and they will get the monoy
whether Iho Delawares gel any.
thing or not. Nor should it bo
forgotten that there Is a possibility
of them getting tho fee in land and
money also.- II theieareany who
doubt it I refer them to the fact
that the fee waB collected twice
from tho DelawareB in their rail
road claim against ilia United
States. What was done may be
dono again. Wsi. Naiuk.
All the Quickens, Turkeys, Geese, Eggs,
ancJ all Country Produce to be sold'.
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- IxidL-Toir .
the lease of Cherokee lands. Those
who are responsible for that clause
ol the agreement wero fully
shows 7,480 name, and the census
roll of 1800, 0,530 nances still un
accounted for. Vi.
In accordance with th.o published
notice, freedmen will bo given the
preference while the -commission-
ru ... in ...Jon i. Port oihann , aware of ilat tho time it
Vinita and Nowata: but. If ihere htlaohed t0 - Why lhen
be time, applica.ions will also bo
received fur the enrollment of
those who claim citizenship by
blood and Intermarriage, but who
have been unable to appear before
tho cdmmisslon at its previous
sessions in the Cherokee nation
and at Muskogee. '
Four Lads of Durant Were Burled
Alive While Playing In a Cave.
J. a IIOHAN,
Pryor Creek, Ind. Ter.
-7K fTfefP.fi 41. ?
Quick, Sur WwiSa.U.
Pjcs not Naucfti.
Swallow fork aoij
uDrt.rtitiio right ear
Range on I'ryot
James A. and Presloy Rhodes,
aged 13 and 14 years, respectively;
Claudo Etheridge, aged 15 and
John Bain, aged IS, who lived
with their parents at Durant, were
suffocated last Wednesday after
The boys were playing on a
creek bank and, when it com
menced to rain, dug a deep cave
in the bank. With Claude Bain,
aged 15, they entered and cpm-
efit was expected? Judging from
the communications of those who
rushed into print in its behalf the
opposition that has developed was
anticipated and tbeir defense of
the measure was already prepared
at the timo of its adoption.
It is also said in extenuation of
the clause that holding leases ob
tain no rights through the agree
ment above what the law already
gave them. How did the lease
holders get leases In the Cherokee
nation? By -an act of the Chero
kee council, which was clearly uri
lawful, becauso the constitution
says that "the land of the Chero
kee nation shall, remain common
property." 11 is not common
property when one citizen holds a
leaia five miles square, or more,
whilo another Is limited to eighty
acres. As the granting of leases
by sn act of Iho Cherokee council
was. not only unconstitutional but
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Oold crown and brlde-e work .
Offl.ce oyer First National flank . VINITA.
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tuaries' Tablo of Mortality, raid policy-holders m doath
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It's favorablo location enables it to invest it's funds in tho
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onabling it to return to it's policy-holders tho largest dividends,
Tho condition which obtains rolativo to our mortgago loans
STANDS ALONE in tho history of investments of liko amounts
and duration, in that tho Company has never sinco its inception
foreclosed a singlo mortgago. Tho securities boor interest at
from six to oight per cont ; chiefly sovon por cont. ,,
Business prudenco and personal intoross coijspiro to induce .,
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who oan produce business in tho Indian Territory.
menced their play.' The bank' wrong, it was clearly the duty of
caved in and each boy commenced I congress to not only invalidate
to dig his way out. Claude Bain them but lo utterly destroy them
W. H. NOBLBS,
lioru brand eeme
In each ear
rug ureas, u
Palrlaud, Ind. Tor.
was tho only one to start and con
tinuo In the right direction and
was tho only one to escape. Il
was fully an hour before the bodies
of Hie other boys wero recovered
from the mass of earth.
Important Decision by the Comptrol
ler of the Treasury,
wait i of
isektl, I, T,
Commends the Chieftain,
Chieftain, Vmila, I.T.-r-Ihlgh.
ly commend the oditorinl in Tho
Daily Chieftain April 16th, in ref
erence to the interference of tho
United Blatsa officials in the com
ing election on Iho treaty. I am
free to say that 1 think the Chero
kee people am the ony people
wno nave any rigiu to say any
thing about Ibis treaty as lo
whether it is good or bad. I am
nol lp vtry high accord with the
carpetbag rule in Ibis country, al
though I fully realise what they
would do to me if they should get
ine "slarlod south."
I am still opposed to tho pro.
poBed treaty, and for the follow
ing plain reasonst
I cannot set) wherein it is any
better In its entirely than Is the
Curtis law, and tho very worst
that can happen is the enforce.
Sment of the latter, U we ratify
Comptroller of the treasury R
J, Traoewell has handed down an
important reciipn Upon the pay
ment of witne88 feps in Indian
Territory, whlph will havo far
reaching eflfeol." Shortly before
congress adjourned a bill was
passed providing for tho payment
of 8 cents per mile to witnesses ap
peering in civil cases before Uni
ted Stales commissioners' courts
in the territory for each mile act
ually and necessarily traveled in
going to' ohd returning from saiu ' longs lo him
court. Under the Comptroller'
decieion it is hold that this law
a(Tt)ols only witness fees In mis
demeanor pases und,er the Arkan.
sas law and civil cases, and not
in oases brought under federal
hlalutei. The law passed nt tbo
last session of congresi, lh,ereforo,
according lo the comptroller's do.
melon, is applicable to only euoh
misdemeanor oases as are brought
under tho Arkansas laws and civil
cases in the territory.
root and branch in the dark of the
moon and in August, lo thorough
ly demonstrate that tho attempt to
get something of value for nothing
through the medium of the law
should forever prove unsuccess
ful. Tho agreement goes so far in
the abrogation of rontracta as to
deolaro that no debts, howover
honest, that was contracted prior
to the allotment shall be held as a
lien against It. If congress had a
right to eel. aside a just debt it
surely had a rjght to set aside on
unjust claim or lease, and their
failure to do so shows the hypoo
raoy of those who insist that the
action of congress was to protect
If a citizen of tho Oherokeo ua.
uon wisues io engage in mining
or to boro for treasure benoath tha
surface of Iho earth let him do ao
on his allotmenton land that be
and all will ohoer
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When You're Hutigry 1
You Certainly Do Desire the Best.
-Best Service In Vinita.
...Meals and Short Orders Day or Night!..."
Oysters, Fish, dame, Poultry In Season.
Everything- First-Class and at Moderate Prices.
Cobb Hotel Ltincli Counter
Around the Corner South ol Main Hotel entrance.
J. H. ARTER, Proprietor.
WILL DEVINE, Hunaficr.
ully acquiosoe. But when a man
is mean enough to take that which
is under tho tund of another with
opt his consent and without rec
ompense he is mean enough to rob
his Creator, If he could,
As to the probability of a greater
calamity than the treaty befalling
us in the event of its rejection,
which advocates of the treaty
nro so prone to cill our atten
tion lo, I have thta to eay,
the laws governing the pro.
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PRINCIPAL CITIES OF
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Carries a full Hoc of
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Everything Used by thaJUp-to-Date Farmer.
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