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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JULY II, 1901.
VOL. XIX. NO 46
TUP VACANT CHAIR.
Whtn the little family circle Is broken
and k -lt ssdljr looking upon the vacant
ch-'.r, we think of the things that perljaps
y e miKht have done to keep the loved one
with us Why not think of these things
now before it Is too late? Is It a kind, lov.
inland hard working mother who Is Riving
all her strength and effort for the family
well-being and happiness ? Is it a delicate,
fragile sister, or a weak and ailing nife?
Try to give her the tender care she needs.
So not let her fade away for want of ear
nest effort to preserve and restore her.
An Ohio lsdy, Mrs ftliopuhlre, llrlng In llallou,
Shelby Co in a thoughtful letter to I)r R. V.
Hirer, of Duflnlo N Y.ssys " My mother had
an nvnrlau tumr which we thought would re
suit In her death but we commenced ulng your
HoTortte Prescription- ami before she had
tsken three bottles she Ixgsn to Improve; she Is
living to-day slid we have given yonr medicine
the credit My mother was slity six yrsrs okl
when the tuinur commenced to grow, she Is
itevtntt six now and the tumor Is all gone. She
had rotlrn awful large, and her limbs tegan to
sirtlltHiirc ah twiran -oiwcjonr medmse I
vslne It o much thst I am hardly ever out of
it In my house '
This la hut one of many thousands of In
stances in which this matchless " Prescrip
tion has restored such complete health
i and purification to the distinctly feminine
organism as to dispel every possible trace
of abnormal or dangerous conditions with
out resort to surgery or similar obnoxious
methods I'or every form of female weak
ness and disease it is the supreme specific
Celebrated in Twentieth Con
tury Style at Brack
To ft- Boating Parly Throatonod
to Mar the Day's Enjoyment,
but Quick Aaslstnnon from
Shore, Saves Endangered
dries From Death.
designed for this one purpose and no other
field of practice
bv an educated skillful physician of ex
traoulinary experience in this particular
I)r Ficrct-'s Pleasant Pellets cure comtU
Ration. At all medicine stores,
Public Stock Salel
'flicre will be n public auk- of my en
llrc stock of liorSca, mares, colts (tttil
imiles at ttte
Chelsea Stock Yards
TUESDAY, JULY 23,
The following described property will
35 brood mnres and colts.
25 j'oung tnnros and goldings
1 to 3 yonrs old.
50 odd bond of young initios
1 to 1 yours old.
TERMS OF SALE.
SrOT CASH or note payable six
mo n His from tltte with approved security
Jajncs G. Alehiin,
I 17 Alluwo, Ind. Tor.
nioro enace limn
the first following will bo inserted
at $5.00 per yoar. The vordict ol
men owning largo or email herd
is that it pays to advertise the
J. C OKAY,
JO SIilcn Nurihwcst of Vlnlta.
J O Itauge on I'sw
Cuttle of this brand
sold omy for shlp
roout. 1104 reward or con
viction of stealing
his brand '
It. H. TAYLOR,
Postofflcr Vlnltu, I. T.
left eir.sml crop
snusriii id mr
Borne esttle la
Usii pn Ia
miles s.e. of VI-
K. II. I-'KAYSKU,
Vlnlta, I. T.
iiont oksaa v f
same, usaga 14
a. III.. ....!. KkJ?
WU . WHIIIH
trsst of lllue
only for sliln
psssl. IM reward
Horse brand lame.
In each ear
Illl creek, C.H.
Fulrland, Ind. Tor.
and spill In
slope In left.
wsst of Ulna
Thursday's gnthoring at Brack'
cll'p, (olipsed In numbers, per
hapr, anything tver held in this
stotion, In the way of a Fourth of
July celebration. Thd crowd wtp
varioui-Iy eslimntidal from 6000
to EOOO. There was no organize
linn and no program to ho carried
uui. I lie panpio just camp,
brought their lunchtB and spent
lli o day under Hie shade of the
trees in whatever method of en-
Tom HracUelt e sloaruboat was
I lie chief nttractlun and made reg
ulnr voyages up the rivt-r uhout
one mile find back, carrying from
fifty to sevonty-five passengers.
There was a dance platform in
one part of the ground, where &
number ol oontless youths "swung
them 'round"to the dulcet tones ol
two or three squesky violins.
A large tent opera, in whirl)
some kind of a play was going pn
afternoon and evening, whs Ihe
center of B.mn attraction, and
there were hikes and other shows,
A live bird shoot attracted a
largo crowd on tlio edge nf the
prairie at 'noon, and a spirited,
though very duty game of bare
hall in the- aluriU'on claimed a
shnre nf the throbg.
A quantity of haibtouad beef, far
too '1)111 for to large a crowd, was
scrambled for at noon. As is uu
al, some men -went nqroy with
enotiglrto last them a day or two,
while others got none.
A very lUlle drinking was in
duleed in, and the bit; crowd was
well behaved and very orderly
Late in (lie afternoon happened
the only thing- calculated to mar
the fun and hilarity. Six young
people wnl nut in a rraill boat
wliioli capsized in mid stream
with them, and hd not timely as
feietancH rrrlvod all would have
been drowned. They were liabed
ou, or rather, a nurabr of men
sprang in, and dragged them out,
just in time to savo their lives.
Tho prcsenco of Sequoyah band
from town, was ono of the moBt
delightful features of the day.
and frctn an improvlsid hand
stand, diecoureed splendid music
throughout tho day.
In the afternoon tho crowd was
treated to fine vocal music by
members of the band, and others.
The vast throng seemed to be
piade up largely of country peo
plo. Whole families came driv
ing in early, in their farm wagonB
with well filled baskets, and feed
for tho teumb.
Two horses cuccumed to the in
tense boat or, to overdriving, and
died; one by the road-side and an.
other at tho grounds.
There was no public speaking
on the program, curious as it may
seem to polebrute independence
day without oratory. Tho patri
otism of the people found vent in
other ways, and the day was given
up to free and unrestrained
amueemont, each one to select
his own diversion.
ojro for Is a settlement. Treaties,
are tho bane of Indian existence.
Let the United Slates government
pay them up in full nr.d they cmi
ask no inon. The act confering
United States citizenship nn the
IndlaiiB takes Ihini back til the
original treaties of 18.15 and 1830,
and leaves them joint heir by
blood only to the lands and money
still to be divided. Congress by
the act confering citizenship, de.
stroyed all claims only those of
Qherokees by blood, and no others
oaii claim any iuterette in what
remains of tho property now
owned by the Oherokees, either
in land or money. The Oherokees
as heirs and true legatees based
on the rolls of 1801 nd 1852 are
tho propor ones to settle with,
dince citizenship has been con
lerrod. Tho Curtis bill applies as
well to Florida and Alaska as
hero unli'88 tho Chcrokees nre to
enjoy a unique citizenship. It is
hard to tell how the courts will
decide, but judging their luturo
by their past V. is reasonable to
suppose Ihey will grind out de
cisions in quantity, quality and
variety, to suit tbe convenience of
purchaors. Kekah Teti.ui.
Adair, July, 1001.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING,
NEAR TO DEATH
Watofs of Cabin Creek
Was Boating Party
STRUGGLE FOR LIFE
Tied up on the Hitching Post
With tho Drowning Occupants of
a Capcizd Hoat, Nearly Re
suits in Death of Dravo Men
Who Had Gone to Their
UADOBTT A M1LKOHD,
1 O Vintu, I. T
Pastures on ltoif
Crctlf, ncur Adulr
Headquarter nre at
arm. at nii'iiury
Crossing- of Uabln
uriick lionl prlncl
1 I-,., i la 'Self-'
Whether the ancient .hitching
posts that bind Vinita to her vill
age past, should Btill remain in all
their antique glory, upon the pub
lic hichway, or should bo dese
crated by tho baud of man, and
rudr-ly torn from their hallowed
precincts, was tiie momentous
question that tied tho city couu
cil Wednesday night, in immov
able deadlock, it was not until
Acting Mayor Drew, bad delved
into the misty past, for precedent,
and taken a horoeenpo of tho
probable future, fur troublo that
ho cut the Gordion knot, by voting
for tho rtmoval of tho historic
timbers. Many loucbing word
tiictures were d awn. by the
ohampions of the gnarltd slicks,
that many a departed rqulne of
hallowed memory, bad delighted
to tharpen bis molars upon. They
argued that the visiting farmer,
with many miles of dust cloggjng
his larynx, rhould not bo forced to
pro empt a Btray fenco rail tn
route, with which to anchor his
fractious team upon arrival. Dut
eloquence wmb in vain, and an
other horrid tvidenre of man's
straying far horn sentiment, ro
suited In tho order, for their re
moval. An ordinance for the number
ing of streets, was then passed.
Petitions from several parties tor
tho laying of water pipes, was
granted; and a few unimportant
Causes Much Excitement Last Sat
KENAH TETLAH DISSENTS
Says Idea of August Election Is Rl.
dlcnlotis and Treaties nro Uaneful.
Ui U) On rlxht- hip and aldo near hick.
Also. M I U 13 I It I a l-ITW
All is Ullr-brandod with on left shoulder
or aldo. tfl l on right sldo. Vounjfr cjtttlq
marked under half crop right and uadrrull
V. W. MlLLElt,
1'cstonico Vlnlta, Ind. Tor.
lisnge on La-
IHHPHHI and hi p. Va-
PaT Vaaml rlous ear
w XVW marks. Hold
AvMWlttsaaasaVsWasa. only lor shin.
Editor Chieftain: Of all tho ri
diculous events that have occurred
since tlio days ol Dun Quixotte,
tho idea of tho Uherokee Indians
holding an election in August next
for a chief and ouncil seems to
me to be the most absurd. It is a
stigma upon their common ariiBe
to invito them to join in suob a
comio larco. Has not congress
made them citlzena nf Ihe United
Slates, ond II so, who aro they to
legislate for and what for. Are
they going to help the United
States congrtrJi or will they go as
deputira to sing psalms over a
doad Cherokee nation? What
more arn they "than any other
number of United States citizens?
Tho Chcrokees do not need a
troaly. All they want or should
Tho igniting of some baled hay,
stored in a shed, in the rear of the
Missouri store, on'-South Wilson
street, Saturday a. m. threatened
for a while to result in a, disas
trous conflagration. The Under
liko contents of the building, were
licked up by the rapidly spread
ing flames, before an effort could
be made to savo them,
A crowd soon assembled, in re
sponse to the cries of "firel" and
a fusilade of pistol shots, iind
their ellorts were speedily dhected
to the saving of tho neighboring
buildinc8. towards which the
flames were rapidly spraading- A
shed, which waft conmjbud with
Ihe main building, was soon
ablaze, and thin linos ol flame
were, racing toward the upper
structure, which is used as a
lodging home by Bub Garselowey.
Tho alarmed guests speedily re
moved their belongings to the
street, whilo others carried tho
heavier furniture to a place of
The flames were gotten under
control, before they reached tho
building, which ercaped with only
Tho burned structure and Its
contents, were Ihe property of J,
M. Jones, of the Missouri store,
and aro a total loss,
Little, piles of burning rubbish
dotted the slreots early Saturday
as an evidence of tho energy
of tho city soavnnger. The fact
thul only waste paper, and other
combustible material had been
oolleotod, while decaying vege
table matter, wai still left to
germinate disease, shows that of.
floial to bo discriminating, if
The capsizing of .an overcrowd
ed row hoat at Brackolt's Thurs
day af'ernoon, nearly resulted in
tlio drowning of several of the
young people who were out in the
frail craft. But for the gallant
action of several men who witnes
sing the accident, plunged in to
the rescue, ond sustained the im
periled ones until additional aid
arrived, a fearful tragedy would
It was about 5 o'clock yester
day allern6on when a party con
sisting of Misses Nannio Chand
ler, Louise Chandler and Almn
Martin, accompanied by George
Martin, Albert Marks and Roecoe
Tarrant, engaged the cranky little
craft for a row on tho creek.
When the boat was pushed
clear of tho shore it was discovered
that the gunwales were awash and
that the boat was rapidly filling
with water. Those who wero at
the oars, made a desperate attempt
to head tho rapidly drifting craft
toward the shore, but their efforts
were interfered with by the other
panic slricken occuprtnU. One of
tho oung ladies, in her terror,
leaped into tho water, cateening
the crowded boat, which capsized
a moment later, as an tlTirt was
made to reach her.
But two metphtrs of" the party
could awiin, and 0ty concentrated
their efforts in an attempt to right
tno overturned craft, under which
several had been caught.
The accident had been witnessed
by Walter Martin and Bud Bal
lard, who immediately plunged
in and swam toward tho spot
where the struggling forms had
disappeared beneath the waters.
The more powerful atrokes of Dal.
lard allowed him to reach the
scene a moment before Martin,
whose sister was one of the party.
Grasping Miss Martin and Miss
LouIbo Chandler, bo vainly at
tempted to sustain them, but was
parried under by their struggles,
almost immediately. The arrival
of Martin saved the drowning
girls who had released their hold
of Ballard, but several timeB he
was forced below the surface be
fore Ballard, who had been near
ly drowned came to his assistance.
Between them thoy managed af
ter a desperate struggle to reach
the shore with tbeir precious bur
dens. Tho Tarrant boy, who could not
swim was in an unconscious con
dition when rescued by John Britt
and Boss Bluejacket, who had
bravely followed tho others to tho
eceno of the accident.
Miss Naduie Chandler, who had
clung to tho boat, was later res
cued by a party that formed a line
f'cra tho ehoro.
To the presence of Dr. Oliver
Bsgby on the tceno, the Tarrant
boy, no doubt owes bis life, as his
condition was nich when brought
ashoro that immediate medioal as
sistance was all that averted his
Several of tho party are sllll
suffering from their exciting ex
perience and the resulting nervous
ou, twenty five had died from tho
iiiicag' last year hail ono death
ond forty-two injured. This lime
no death is roported,but there U a
If at of 103 injured. Tho number
of wounds from toy pistols, how
ever, Is limited to five, which
would indicate that tbe prohibition
put on that dangerous toy was al
leat partly effeolirq.
Of other oities, Philadelphia
makes tho largest showing. It re
ports 175 casualties of tvery kind
and description, and Cincinnati
conies next with 150. New York
was singularly lucky.being behind
Chicago in tho list of injured, but
it hod three deaths resulting frdm
an txplnsion of fireworks. Now
London, Conn , had a premature
explosion of a cannon by which
two were killed. In Qulncy. 111..
there was a fatality from a runa
way, ciused by a horso brooming
frightened at fireworks and thero
were a number of injuries in va
rious cities, growing out of tho
Next to tho fireworks comes the
toy pistol in tho casualty list.
Two hundred and lortynino
children wero injured by theso
"toys" in various cities of the
country ond the question now Ib,
What will tho fatality list, from
this source finally be? In a small
'own in South Dakota a boy was
k.lled by the explosion of an an
vil, which was used in place of a
Tho lues by firo resulting from
me careirss use of lireworks or
their premature explosion was lees
than in previous years. Tho fires,
as a rule, wero small ones and the
damage light. In the entire coun
try from reports received last
night, the loss amounted to littlo
more than S 00,000.
F. K. Schilb, Charged With
' Highway Robbery a
From Modlonl Instituto, nnd
on n Previous Visit to Vi
nitn hud Posed as .n Phys
oinn Looking for Now Location.
VaryIand (astialfy Company's
HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY.
Gives the Most Protection o .
Qt Jt . For the Least Collection '
Hence It fa the Acme of Perfection, f '
It pays $25 a weak for 52 wooks wlton ill with any of tho
following disoasos :
Gathered In by flarahal Ledltttcr! gonl3
oaiuruay uorning, p .j
Two self confessed horse thieves
and their stolen mounts, were
galbrd In by Marshal LtdbetUr
laat week. Tntt men gave tbeir
nam as Jim Dtiiman atfi Kerry
Stephens, and tbeir residence as
Tahlrquah. The strangers w.ere
first noticed by tho Marshal near
the Katy railroad last night, and
thinking tbey were tramps, he
questioned them closely as to
their presence here. They claimed
to be from tho country and men
tioned In substantiation tbe pres
ence of their horses in a nearby
stable. Saturday a. m. a card was
received from John Riley, of
Chouteau, containing a descrip
tion of two horses recently stolen
from him. An examination of the
horses tho men claimed ownership
of, showed them to be the miesing
Their arrest followed, aud' af
ter being lodged in jail, confessed
to having stolen the animals at a
picnic, near Wagoner, several
A reward of $50 had been of
fered for their apprehensicn, which
the marshal will likewise gather
SovornI months ngo n, woll
drossed mnn of plonsing nddrose
cnlleu on (Jomjmssionor W. 5.
Stnnfiold in this city. Ho in
troduced himself as F. K.
Schilb, nnd informed Mr. Stan
field that ho was a regularly
graduated physician, and was
looking for a location in which
to ongago in tho prnctico of his
profession. Aftor looking ovor
tho Hold, and discussing the
mattor with Mr. Stanfiold, ho
docidsd that this territory hold
out no promiso, and ho ex
pressed his intontion of remov
ing to Miami. Commissioner
Stanfiold had noarlv forcrotton
his ploasant visitor until Thurs
day, whon ho appeared bo-
foro him in tho custody of a
United States marshal, charged
with highway robbery. Whon
arrostod bo was omployod m o
Miami uotol as portor.
The story as told by John
Soymour, his alleged victim,
and which tho prisouor brands
as falso throughout, boro such
ovidonco of tho prisoner's guilt
that Commissioner Stanfiold
liold him ovor uuder $1,000
Cerebro Spin'l Men'gllls Apoplesry
.acute unuo gamins ,-uumps
Congestion of the Brain TyphilltU
If permanently blind or paralyzod, $2,500.
Annual Promium $10, loss thpn. 8 ooilte a day. Propor
tionately smaller promiums for smallor bonpilts.
. For a. Policy or an Agency, call on or idittu,
Joseph p 5cotf, General flgenl.
VINITA, IND. TER.
TH0. T. WIMEB, W. E.
LM. l WnVor
was rt)rSe)Adl v was
...The Cherokee National Bank...
Uinifa, Ind. Ter.
John Franklin. t. II. Oatrougu. W IX. UcOcorgs. Prctl L. KclUj.
E. N IUtcllir. Thos. T. Wlmer. h. K. UcOuffla.
Does GENERAL BA-iSTKIHSTG Business.
Touching Validity of Stray Law
Passed Upon by Commissioner.
Nineteen Killed and More Than One
Thousand Injured on the Fourth.
The city papers present reports
today from all over tlio country,
showing tlip number of persons
killed and injured, as a result of
celebrating tho Fourth of July.
'Ihe number reported killed is leea
than laat year, being nineteen
against thirty then. Tbe number
of injured la considerably larger,
the figures being 1,011 against
1,325 In 1000. Tho real Del of fa
talltles will, however, not be
known until tho number of deaths
resulting from lockjaw caused by
toy pistol wounds cotno in, Laat
year in Chicago llioro were no
deaths reported on July 5 from toy
pistols, but lieforo tbe month was
In tbe replevin tuit of Barrett
va Buffington, heard before Com
missioner StanGeld Friday, to
recovery boiler, that bad been
gold under tbe stray law, the
point was raired and allowed by
tbe commissioner, that the law
was not valid in any United States
court. As there aro no other
courts In tho Cherokee nation, the
ruling is equivalent to the remov
al of the law from tho statute
The caao at point- concerned a
heifer, tho property of I.ee Bar
rett, which had been sold under
the stray law to Webb Buffington.
The court ruled that tbe sale title
was not valid, and ordered the an
imal relumed to the plaintiff, with
the costs of tbe action charged to
the defendant. A motion of ap
peal was entered and the impor
tant question will be taken to the
higher court for a ruling.
i ' ' '
The attorneys for Jesse Morri
son, tho Kansaa murderous, have
cited thirty-nine reasons, why the
verdict of tho jury, for man
slaughter In tbe second degree,
rendered laat week, should be set
aside. There aro a great many peo
ple who would condense them to
.one reason, viz: iiacausa Beoonu
degree manslaughter is tuo far
away from the rope.
Tho man wbtf invests in a bath
house on n large scale In Vlnlta
Will mako n lortune,
pauion, of uvery-Hritig,
oy tlio footpad. The
however, a $20 note tht h
been taken from Seymour, ww
prosontod for chango by bclnlb
at n bank in Miami.
Tho victim, Soymour, chargos
that the- orstwhilo physician
was a party to tho plot to hold
mm un. Tins aclull) demos
nnd clnimsthnt he is simply tho
victim of unfortunate oircumr
stances in not being nblo to fol
low his regular profession, aud
that ho has not nccopted a di
plopia from tho Dick TurpinJ
Judgo Slanfield, oitho United
States commissioner's court, has
made an important ruling with
reforencs to the Cherokee 'Stray
law, now being so vigorously en
forced. The validity of said law
is called in question, and the logic
of StanGeld's position is apparent.
If the law is valid, it places the
Cherokeo national council in the
attitude of legislating, for the
government of the United Stntes.
The tribal courts have long since
been abolished, and the federal
courts know no law save congres
sional enactments. While this
ruling may seem to complicato
matters somewhat, it is, without
doubt, correct. If a tribe of In
dians, with tbo sanction of the
president of the United States, can
enact laws for the government ol
United States citizens, we havo
reached a curious and complicated
A. N. GREEN
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