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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1901.
VOL. XIX. NO 36
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Jt We're filler II.
MAY 20 TO 30, 1901.
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Tba only Territory Una rending
MempUIe orcr It-own rails ami oper
ating cloublo daily fait icrrlco
All lines ronneot with and toll
tickets over "Tbo Choctaw lloute."
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The Only Scenic Route between
ST. LOUIS or KANSAS CITY
pud points In
and Far West.
THE LINE TO THE LAND OF
Lead and Zinc.
Biitroid Restaurant and Cafe Car
Service enetjiuted in America, (
AH jnodtrn conveniences for commit
VI6IT . I
t I A perfect resort the year round.
f I the country. CbeaFrarrsatalltlmea
TIME OFTIjAINS AT
Train 207 10:M a. ni.
Tral n 208 5 :58 p. ru.
Train 2t0 I2;20 p. in.
VVt? Train 230 . .4;0q p. m.
Train Stl . . .7.00 a. tu. kocawesj
B. t Yalkor, Local Agent.
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Arolil Making- Powder containing
turn. T)iy nra tnjurlooi to liealtU
R. W, BMja P. n. WILSON
BLUB to WILSON,
Furnlturo biore. VIMITA.t. T.
p D. MEREDITH, D. V. 8.,
Sukoeon and Dentibt.
Ilcailquarlera at- Guntcr'a ruble, ioutli
Wllaou street, wcit aide, Vlnlta, I. T.
Marshal Bennett only Smiled
at the 'Requests' of tho
NOW HE PROMISES
Tti be Good and Turn Out Demo
cratic Deputies Because (he
Territorial Republican Com
' mittoe, who had him in n Po
lical Mine Holo, Fbrced his
White Plymouth Rocks
And Pckin Ducks.
Eggs (or sale; f r.oo p:r do?en, tun
per jo. No other fowls on farni have
free range. Egga hatch well. Stock
scoring as high at tyjf by Hewci, Harris
Mrs. Frank Franklin.
3j-w4m Box oo, Vlnlta, I, T.
For Sale at $50 Each.
from 10 to IS months old. Ugh ftrado, alio
Eight Fine Geldings.
Drlrcre and "-j1"" , -
The Season of 1901
At V. B. Raines' livery bam, opposite U.
S. court house, Vinlta, Indian Territory.
Service fee tio.co to insure living colt,
p." 'We wlieu toll in faalAl, of .when the
urine lttHXl of or reouxftil froiii ilie
taatur ti.oa pet somhu. W"' eet
gram 11 icaircd, at i&Miulte rate.
Pedigree furnished on application.
J. N. Walker, Vinlta, I.T
Quick, Sure, Pleasant, h
Does not Nauseate. V,
All Druggists. J
The republican executlyo com
mitlee succeeded in their mode oT
disciplining United States Marshal
Bennett, who Ih rlso it momber of
tho territorial committee.
When Ihe committoe met in
January they requested lr mar
shal to turn the democratic depu
ties and B8Btetant marBhnh, etc.,
from his office and. to giyo their
places to "good republicans of the
Mr. Bennett smiled, sawed a
little wood, and still the federal
prisoners were being fed by a
democrat whoso "pickings" are
said to amount to auout siO.tAA) a
year before division. At yester
day's meeting Mr. Bennett was
present and when he asked thst
the committee endortj him for re
appointment there was a Btormy
few moments. Ho was told plain
ly that the committee not only
would refuse to endorse him, but
would, as abody protest against
his re appointment if ho did not
ptomise, and promise "good and
hard upon his honor," that he
would remove tho objeclionablo
democrats and give their positions
It is said that Mr. Bennelt
promised and all he wanted was a
little time to gel rid of them gradually
'An authentic report is to Ibe of
ieot thai tVre
word that ho would not have
democrat in bis department at the
end of four months. The commit
tee then adopted a resolution en
dorsing bis candidacy for re-ap
the office ot Judge nf Hie United
Slates court in the Indian Terri
tory, I pn-frd upnn the applica
tions nf four or five ih uattd per
foux who nipHalnl their .CRees
fn-m the Dawts corunils-ion; and
that 11I this nuinb-r 1 admitted to
citizenship about twenty flvo per
sons When those cases wore do
cided my decisions wero by law
to be flnnl.
Assuming that a citizenship in
the Cherokee nation is worth only
one thousand dollars, the Jour or
flvo thousand persons who were
rejected, if they had been admitted
to citizenship would havo obtained
property rights worth from four to
five million doll&rs.
I claim no credit for the deci
sions I made in the intruder cases.
I merely discharged my official
duties, and decided oach case as
my judgment and conscience dic
tated. Rut if I had been tho arch
enemy of the Oberokeo people,
that the writer of mysterious non
de plume would make beliove, I
might have been so prejudiced
that I would have decided against
the nation and have admitted tho
four or I've thousand applicants to
It Is my desire to retain the
good opinion of tho good people
of the fJ()erqkee nation; and
whether the troaty is voted down
or ratified, or whether I am ever
paid anything or not for my pro
fessional services in Washington,
I will oonlinue to bo their friend,
notwithstanding the abube I have
received from the intruders and a
few, very few, I am glad to say,
ovbr-zenlous and misguided citi
zens of the nation. Yours Resp'y.
Wm. M. Sprinqer.
CAPT. STEWART'S BONES
Were Probably Those Recently Un
covered on the Shlrely Farm.
CHILDREN MADE HAPPY
By the Boxes ot Clothes and Edibles
Sent by the Vlnlta Ladles.
The following letter has been re
ceived by Mesdames Don Carlos
and parrough who recently col
lected two boxes one of clothes,
tho other of canned and bottled
fruit for the orphans of Whila
ker Orphan's Homr:
"Mrs Don Carlos and Mrs, V,J
mawTiar-tfYTTWit-- Darrwgfc, VJiilta, I. T.,-Tho
box 01 gooas oouectou oy you uab
The Chieftain recently published
an account of the finding ol tho
skeleton of a man supposed to
have been murdored years ago
near tho town of Barron. Tho
bone's were uncovered by men who
were plowing on the Bhirely farm
and tho skeleton showed tbalit
had been undisturbed for quite a
number of years. There was a
bullet hole in the skull, and a
tuft of reddish bsir and beard was
found in a good state by tho skele
ton. No flesh or tissues attached
to tho bones.
Tho item relating the above facts
was taken from tho Cbieltain by
the associated press and published
in papers broadcast throughout
Today the Obieftain received a
letter from M. Q. Miller, a mer
chant oi Sulphur SpringB, Texas,
which throws some light upon tbe
identity of the corpse.
Mr. Miller states that in the
winter ol 1861 an uncle of his,
Captain 0. 8. Stewart command
ing a company ol the Oth Texas
volunteers C. H. A., bad a brush
with a number of Indians com
manded by Onothohoh near the
place where tho skeleton was
Captain Stewart was killed
shot through the head. His re
mains were wrapped in a blanket
and buried in a shallow grave.
Ilia comrades piled burnt brush
over tbe mound in order to pre
vent tbe body from being muti
lated by tho Indians. Captain
Stewart's hair and beard were a
light red In color.
Mr Miller desires further infor
mation regarding tbe finding and
disposition of the bones as hn be
lloves them to bo thoBe of his un
cle. The widow of Captain Slew
art resides at Yoti Worth, Texas.
fcureka IIarne Oil I tl- uut
prtierrallve of uvw i. uthrt
and (lie toi r'iioulur ills
lealner. llolU, olln., Muck
eni and protect. Uie
ourou, hrli Mreew. jour oW tw-
nru sni,our rarrmAi'iup " luv'
will not onlr luok utirr but i
kontrf hotrtrrTwt''rf la ruor
tux Iroin lull I'fnU to Ortnlitai,
u4r .Ttrutau oil.
Not occupying more epaco than
tho first followinR will ba inserted
at 85.00 per year. Tho verdict ol
men owning large or small herds
is that it nays to advertise the
SHAWNEE BREAD DANCE,
Another Large Party of Vlnltlans
Witness It Last Night.
II. n. TAYLOR.
Postofflcc Vlnlta, I.T.
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3 ' JW3klK1
BKlHHPr TRADf Manns
'TJUHHK ' PrwcHa
tytiw OopynioHTu ac.
r nn ydinjankelclianditMiTlpllonnxr
-mirk iLw 'i oxt ultiih n free wLulttr an
-L5iZ2Er3itJL.t ohre. Intto
10. B. PUAYbER,
Vlnlta, I. T.
on lllf Ca,t'n
creek, 7 uillea
weal of Ulue-
and irllt In Ibe
Some cattle Id
branilt & mark.
Itanae on 1a.
can creek, foni
A banawwelr HlaMrol ja ekir
mi.tiun ui anr,ciniiB vjm"'i -v..
Taari foorrounlU, IX eul4lll pewao-
ieh am, m V HL, Wa.klaatou. 1
I'oaltlvo Cure for
only fgr blp-
W. H. NOBLES,
tner l'ov.er, fligni jase,
nil disorders arlslnu from
ovonvork, abuses jtd wcossca.
Ktktotti Wuk Mm to Vlgwou, Minbooi.
K'icitatnia ahould not tie eonfounded
wuk tku rnat.r vortbleae ntWtruioe now
00 tbf Mulct. A IteniedrSoUonlteoo,.
J olo rtvlclM'jrtua''. SOo.
Zh lurlto.n Co., lyer)h W
nor, brand tame
in tacn rar
Falrland, Ind. Tor.
and iplll la
teat of Ulua
Falrland, Ind. '
Editor Chloftaint It is not my
custom to pay any attontion to
newspaper attacks upon me. I
was in responsible, official posi
tions for over a quarter of a cen
tury, and I am perfectly willing
to take the responsibility for all
my publio acts. But I cannot be
responsible for what I have not
done, or said. A writer, who con
ceala hie name under a mysterious
non do plume, publishes an arti
cle- in the Chieftain of tho 18th
inet., in which he elates the CBtl
matlon I placed upon the Chero
kees when I waa a member of con
gress, Every statement attributed to
me by thp writer is fase. I nev
er entertained any such sentiments
toward the Cherokeee, nor did I
ever use any such arguments.
Whatever I said in congrtes has
been printeJ in tho Record, and
all concerned may find there ev
ery word whiph I uttered.
But the writer is unnecessarily
indlgnruit in reference to another
matter. He stated in his article:
"And this, now, Is the same dread
ful 'Curtis law' which this same
Judge Springer, with tbe money
you (tire Cherokee pooploj paid
him to dofeud your rights In his
pocket, is wielding like a bludgeon
over your heads."
It is too bad to spoil a rhetorical
flourish liko this, The truth is I
have never seen a dollar of Cher
okee money, nor havo I ever re
cc-ved a dollar of Cherokee mon.
py, directly or indirectly in my
life. Only this and, nothing more:
There had been leeued to mo $j,
000 in Cherokee warrants for
my services lor the year JQOO,
across tho face of which were
printed the words: "Must be ap
proved by United States Indian
The Indian agent has reported
in reference to q warrant for one
half vl IhU amount "not ap
proved," and the warrant for the
other half is still undiepoBed of,
not having been approved or dis
approved up to this lime,
When the writer with the mys
terious von de plumt recites again
in the column of tbe Chieftain my
many acts of enmity to the Cher-
okeea, let him call attention to the
been-received. If you could have
beon bore and seen the children
gainer rounu wnen tins box was
openeu, you wouia navo men re
joiced with them, knowing (bat
you had done a good deed. I have
made a record of this box of goods
in your nameB in Book two, page
4T2, and I firmly believe that tbp
Recording angel has mado a rec
ord of the same.
"Many thanks to you and thoee
who assisted you in making up
this box of goods. I know that
God will bless you for the same.
I feel very sorry that the people
of the fndion Territory cannot see
the neoosslty of this home, We
have 20 children In the home, all
under H except one; about one-
half of them under 0 years. Our
matron has taken sick and ro
turneu to ivansaB Lily and we
have no money to employ anyone
else. I have one lady in the home
who b teaching our school and
helping me see after the children.
We have one girl who is 14, who
has charge of the Mitchell baby;
ono girl 12 years old who baa
charge of one baby; One girl of 12
who haB charge of tho three-yoar
old Mitchell boy.
'(pur children are all in good
health and we thank God thai
everything is-as well with us as it
is. Yours for suffering humanity.
"W. T. Whitaker,
"Founder and 8up'l."
The following well-known ladies
contributed) Mesdamea W. P.
Thompson, Brock, Hunattlt,Korn
egay, Preston Davis, Clark, Rat.
cliff, W. W. Miller, Parker, Mel
lette, Rob't Blakeney, Sopor, Beg-
by, Collins"! Tibbals, Patterson,
Williams, Tlioe. Thompson, Mar
tin, McGlasson, Wade, Ed. liai
se!), E. Lee, EvanB, Charlesworth,
Uunter, Conner, Don Carlos, Dar-rough.
Another large party, employing
several carriages and wagonB, went
J to tho summit of the White Oak
hills last week to witness tho
stomp or bread dance ol 500 or
more Shawnee Indians. From SO
to 100 are dancing, or rather
stomping about, continuously day
and night, during which time a
weird chant is sung. When one
dropB out another is ready to take
his place. The women of the
party prepared a largo quantity of
of broad described by the white
man as" being corn bread with
beans in it.
This is cut into little cubes and
serves as tbo foot for tho dancers
during tho five days of its progress.
Tho danoe is an annual religious
festival or rito and is indulged In
because of a traditional belief that
the Great Spirit will not furnish
food, or bread, so bountifully In
tho future unless proper thanks
are extended for His generosity
and kindness during the paet
wintor. This festival of thanks
giving is held at the present stage
of the fourth moon every year.
The ceremonies came to a
close at the first appearance of the
sun above the horizon Sunday.
fleers and standing committed-:
Rev. A.V. Francis, Grand Chap
J. G. Knight, Grand Captain of
W. II. Estes, Grand Conductor
Z T. Walrond, Grand Marshal.
Hugo Haas, Grand Guard.
W, L Eaglelon, Grand Guard,
J. A. Mcintosh, Grand Steward,
Stephen Becker, Grand Sentinel.
Credentials J. S. Murrow, ,Z.
T. Walrond and E. II. Doyle.
Jurisprudence John Covle, E,
Hamilton and W. L. Eagblon.
Appeals and Grievances E. II.
Doyle, A. V. Francis and'J. A.
Charters and Dispensations J.
G. Knight, D. M. Williams and
Finance P. J. Byrne, J. A.
Mcintosh and H. L. Jarbo, Jr.
Work and Returns E. Hamil
ton, Hugo Haas and J. G. Knight.
A grand banquet will be given
to the visiting masone and knights
and theit indies tonight al which
quite a number of ViniU people
will be present.
Those Who Killed an Officer Thought
to be the Ones Who Were Here.
Tbe parly of tramps who stood
up and robbed several people near
Wagoner and who beat a stranger
and robbed him of 812 Saturday
morning below lhe Katy coal lift,
are thought to be the same men
who killed tho two police officors al
Joplin Tuesday. They woro known
to bo on their way to Joplin when
they left here and tho men who
did the mqrder Tuesday were ar
rested as they got out of a Frisco
box car. When within a block of
tbe jail ono of them drew n re
volver and killed the arresting of
ficer while a companion killed
a second officer. Thoy probably
supposed that they were being ar
rested for the robbery here.
Tuesday night Marshal Ledbet
ter searched all the empty care
and started tbe sleepers down the
track. Beloivi,lho coal lift, whero
there was tramp's camp, he made
a raid single handed and forced
tnreo aurlny hoboes to walk tbo
All the Chickens,. Turkeys, Geese, Eggs,
and all Country Produce to be sold.
Produce Co., )
Has Been Commissioned an Officer
In the Regular Army.
Farmers and Ranchmen
Of The Surrounding Country.
I Have Only
est Grades of Stoc
A Visit Will Convince You.
f1v trnrrc xrnl Wnnt f
a mw ww t wv j av
Richard C. Day, oi Vinila, who
enlisted at the time of the organiz
ation of tho volunteer army at tbe
outbreak of hostilities with Spain,
has been honored by an appoint
ment by President McKinley as
first lieutenant in the regular
army. Captain Day is now with
the 32nd volunteer reeiment in
the Philippines serving as lieuten
ant in the commissary depart
ment, Under the provisions of the
army reorganization bill the presi
dent was autnorlzeu to appoint a
large number ot first and second
lieutenants and they were appor
tioned among the several states
and territories. Indian Territory
was granted one lieutenant, and
Capt. Day received tbe appoint-ment.
I talk for my goods now.
My prices are LOW. S Afterwards they talk for me.
Officials Chosen at the Annual Con.
vocation at Muskogee.
See Our New Sideboards,...
THE HONEY MAN
PORK PACKING PLANT,
Proposition Is Made to Rstatllsh
Such an Industry In Vlnlta.
Tbe managers of n hog packing
establishment have written lo cer
tain business men of Vinila pro
posing to remove their plant lo
this city. They mako no direct
proposition but it is understood
that a rite for their plant is wanted
as well as a bonus to piy for mov
ing tbo machinery here. The let
ter stales that the plant has a ca
pacity of killing and paoklng 600
hog a week, and that It will be a
factor In raising the value of hogs
In Mils market, as well as draw
J fact that during the tlmttI held! trade to the city.
At the convocation of tbe Grand
Royal Arch Chapter of Oklahoma
and the Indian Territory Thurs
day at Muskogee the; election of
o fllcor 8 resulted as follows;
Wm. L. Eagleton, Pawnee, Ok.,
Grand High Priest.
Ira B, Kirkland, Muskogee,
Deputy Grand High Priest.
II. J, Evans, Muskogee, Grand
John Coyle,Rush 8prlnga, Grand
G. II. Williams, - Muskogee,
J. S. Murrow, Atokt, Grand
W.A. McBrlde, Grand Lecturer.
Oklahoma City was choBen for
lhe next annual meeting of tho
The Grand Council eleoted the
D. M. Halley, Grand Master.
II. J. Evans, Deputy Grand
J. A. 166, Grand Pr. Conductor
G.H. Williams, Grand Tress
urer. J, Q. Murrow, Grand Recorder.
The Grand Master announced
tbe following list of appointed of
Was Shot Through the Lee by J
Klnslow During a Quarrel.
J. H. Kinslow, of Salina, has
been arrested by Deputies Pies
Thomson upon a warrant charg
ing him with aesault with intent
to commit murder. Kinslow sent
a pistol ball through J. T. Illus
ion's right leg, shattering the
thigh bono. Tho men had en-
Every One Solid Oak.
Best Finish Through; Swell Front.
French. Plate mirrors and heavy turned posts support
ing itself. See them.
Beautify Your Home with Them.
Price to Suit the Buyer.
Ming Furniture Co.
gaged in a quarrel over tho owner
ship of a load of poles.
When attending to Hurston's
wound Dr. Brlstow, of Pryor
Creek, severely cut bis hand and
neither he nor his patient were
able to appoar In court.
Mr. Hurslon is well known in
Vinlta bb tbe man who brings in
and selh honey.
Wants an Injunction.
P. L. Sopor, attorney for the
Frisco railroad, in the territory,
has made application to Judge
Townsend in the southern district,
for an injunction to restrain the
0. 0. & G., from tresspassing up
on tho right-of-way of tho Cboctaw
Arkansas railroad, a line po
jected northeast and southwest
Across tbe territory. It is alleged
in tho petition that the CUoataw'a
branch, now building from Harts
borne to Atdmoro, paraleUs, the
right ol-way ot the C, & A. for a
considerable distance, this side of
Ardmore. Judge Townsend heard
the arguments in the case
last Monday. It will be remem
bered that tho Dentaon & Forth
ern made a hard fight on the Choc
taw during (he wittier on the same
A. N. GREEN
Carries a full line of
. . F -. eaB
PLOWS, HARROWS, IICULTIVAT-
ORS, CORN PLANTERS.
Everything Used by th.eJUp-to-Dtc Farmer,
SEE SAMPLES ,PFCE. BUYINO.
ft, H Green, Opjwsife Green Hotel.