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H1EFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1901.
VOL. XIX. MO 48
Tin riirkoci U (rurally knonn only
iiinl Hh vrr monotonous note :
. '.rt.'.uii tv " 'cuckoo, cuckoo"
nml orrK"i Among naturalists,
'rrrr, the ruckon Is known (ISA bird
at never huilds h nrst (br Itself, but
ik- ndviinlnic-of one already built by
sotne mnrr innuxtrintis MM.
TIKTS U II
vrrtivrs who, instead of
taking itucenw of their own, seek to
prom oy me mrcriu wnicn some one
else Its marie with much effort nnd
tabor It Is so v(th those imitations of
Dr Pierce metb n1 Iry which free
medlc-ul Bttvire in ofTeml, although those
who mr.ke the offr r- without qualified
ntedii si ability or rxprneace. And the
cry tailed in some rnsca of "woman,
, woman, ouin ivrltc to woman " makes
the resemblance to the cuckoo even
There is fir at known no nullified
woman physician connected with any
piwprieUry medic, ir estibliihmcnt, and
BOM therefore competent to give medi
cal otlvirr- It in rertiui tbat there Is no
one, man or wirninn, who can offer free
nutli.1 aMre hn Ved by such kncml
eVr and cxpi-ricnre a is possessed by
Dr R v Pierre, chief consulting phy.
tin ,n to the World's Dispensary, lliiftalo,
N. Y. For over thirty years Dr. Pierce
has made a specialty ot the treatment
of diseases peculiar to women. In that
time he has treated over lialf-n-million
women, ninety-eight per cent of whom
have lu perfectly cured. Kvery sick
woman Is invited to consult Dr. fierce
by Utter absolutely without charge or
eosj. Bvery.letter I held is strictly pri
vate and sacredly confidential, and all
answers are mailed securely sealed in
perfectly plain envelopes bearing no
printing .whatever upon them.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription makes Weak
Women Strong and Sick
The Season of 1961
At V. B. Raines' livery barn, opposite U.
8. court house, Vinita, Indian Territory.
Service fee lo oo to insure living ror
payable when colt is fouled, or when the
mare is disposed of or removed from the
1's.sture 81 00 per month. Will feed
grain if desired, at reasonable rates.
Pedigree furnished on application.
J. N. Walker, Vinita', I.T
Cows For Sale !
I have one hundred head of cows for
sale in numbers to suit and on easy terms.
Also several two-year-old bulls. If sou
have a little grass going to waste and
sonii feed fu-prcvpccl litr Is en oppor
tunity toturn It to profit. dijw tf
JOHN FRANKLIN. Vinita, I. T.
Not occupying moro space than
tbo first following will bo ineerted
at $5.00 per year. The verdict ol
men owning large or small herds
is that it pays to advertise the
J. 0. GRAY,
10 MIlos Northwest ot Vinita.
0 Hangs on I'aw
Cnttlaof this brand
sold odix for slilp-
SIM reward or eon.
vlrtlon ot itcullun
B. R. TAYLOR,
Postofllcr Vinita, I.T.
Smooth oron Is
lft ear, ma crop
tndipllt In tb,
Hangs on Lo
emt er.sk, font
nines 01 vi
Vinita. I. T-
on Mil Cabin
wed of llluo-
Cstlls of tills
fir . tuiljoi
w. n. uooJvBS,
Jlorts brand iitnr.
;t head ol SHU
Fairland, ltul. Tcr.
and split In
rlsht, an det
wet of Ilia
JUliaKTT &, MILl'OUD,
I' O. Vlults, I T
I'utaros au U)&k
rrcik. nour Adair.
IlotilnUarUirii are at
ftrm. at Ml'ltary
Crotetnir ot Uablu
wreoK. iiciu iirioci-
U) CO On rlaht lilp and sldo near bick
All U tully bruurti'd with - on loft ilioulder
(tih)t, (Olsourlxbt side. Youoi.r onttlo
nf rk4 nder half crop rlilit and uoderblt
rostodlco Vlolta. IuJ, 'Ffit.
cut una Lu
anil lilu V
I ft it a nip
.MtlLfcli ifOttAM Ua' , I I
Will Spout Forth its Crystal
Waters, Where all may
Soleclod nt tlio Junction of Ill
inois Avenue and Wilson
Streel, by City Council Com
mittee, and Work Will Begin
in the Near Future
The discussion on the selection
of a site, for the proposej publio
artesian well, was ended by the
city counoil Thursday, when a lo
cation at the junotion of Illinois
avenue nnd Wilson Blreot, was
definitely decided upon as the
most convenient and desirable
point, at which to institute the
much discussed fount.
The selection of this location,
by the counoil committee, re
ceives the endorsement of a ma
jority of tbo communi'y, though
some qU'Btion their judgment,
claiming that travel along the
most important thoroughfares oi
the town will be blocked, by the
numerous teams which will use
the fountain as a watering place.
They also proputsy the conver
sion of tho stfeet,in tho immediate
noighburhood of the well, into a
veritable bog, from the overflow of
water. The council committee
considered these arguments, be
fore finally deciding upon the lo
cation, nnd they do not antici
pate any such difliculties,
as an ordinance, regulating traf-
fio will be passed, hnd
oveiiluw from the well
be dicposed of at very
expense. The comtnitteo
largely influenced In their decis
ion by the manifest necessity of
Imulnu n tiitativ nf wala t I. u 1
buMnws section, wbw it jb of'L, .
The xalu of such a dlaplay ol
the wholesome waters of the
town, at a location where every
visitor would see it, was-aUn rec
ognized. Arrangements are being made
with -the electric light company
for an auxiliary supply of water
in case of tire, which will givo the
town the beBl firo protection in the
A committee consisting ol C. T.
Moore, L. P. IabslI, a 'id J. L.
Sherer was appointed last night
by Mayor Shanaban, to make a
contract for the drilling, and this
afternoon they signed tho follow
ing agreement with Drant it
Articles of agreement, raado and
ontered into this, tho l'Jth day of
July, 1001, by and between the
incorporated town of Vinita, In
dian Territory, by itt duly ap
pointed and authorized commit
tee, composed of L P. Isbell, J,
L Bberer. and C. T. Moore, party
ol the first part, nnd Brant & Hilts,
party of the second part.
Wltnesnelh, That tbu party of
the first part, by its duly author
ized committee, has contracted
with the party of the second part
for the sinking of a publio well in
the incorporated town of Vinita, I.
T.; the said well to be sunk by the
party of tho second part at a place
to bo eeleoted and designated by
the party of the first part, In the
said incorporated town of Vinita.
The party of the second part to
begin work drillinp said well with
in thirty days from the signing o'
The conditions and considera
tions of tho drilling of raid well
by the party of the second part for
the pnrty-of the first partj to be
upon tho following terms: The
party of tho firBt part agrees to
pay to tbo party of the second
porJ; one dollar (81.00; per foot
for the sinking of the said well,
until it has reached tho fjonth of
pight hundred feet; tho party of
the first part tp bnye the privil
ege of stopping at any depth loss
than eight hundred (cot, If a suf
ficient ilow of water is struck. The
consideration of tho one dollar per
foot for tho drilling of the well, is
only for tho drilling of the well and
setting the piping and packing,
the piping and packing to be
furnUhed by tho party of the first
part; If tho party of tho first part
duail n)t furnish the piping and
packing, tho pcrty of tje seoond
part is to lurniiu the piping and
hacking, and receive for tho con-
slderatlon of drilling tha well and
nri si ... lit piping atul p i 1'it ij
seven hundred and fifty dollars
(8760 00) for six hundred feet
of tho well, should the well be
sunk to that depth. If the party of
the first part desire the whII cUnk
to ngrealer depth than six hun
dred leet, it is tn pay One dollar
per foot for each additional font
greater than six hundred feet.
Should the party of the first part
fail to furnish the piping and
packing to pipe said well, to tho
party of the second part on or be
fore tbo limo he has struck a suf
ficient ilow of water, the parly of
tho second part is to uso two-inch
piping and furnish the packing
necessary to properly pipe tho
water, and shut It off, if desired,
and to recotve the compensation
as herein stated, of 8750.00, for a
depth of six hundred feet, and for
each additional foot greater than
six hundred leet, to recelvo ono
dollar per Joot.
Tho consideration lor tho drill
ing, piping and packing said well
lo bo paid by the party of the first
part to tho parly of the Bcond
part as follows:
If the party of the first part
furnish the piping and packing,
.one hundred dollars (8100) is to
be paid when a depth of two hun
dred feet is reached, and tbo re
mainder when the Well is com
pleted. If the party ol the second
part furnish the piping and pack
ing, two hundred dollars (8200) is
to bo paid when a depth of two
hundred feet is reached, and the re
mainder when tho well is com
pleted The party of the first part
agrees for tho consideration here
in mentioned; that it will tske
care of, and remove tho drainage
from the said well which ia caused
by the drilling of the same. If
the party of tho second part fur
nish the piping nnd packing for
sain wen, iney are in pipo ll lo a
depth of not less than three hun
dred and twenty feet.
In witness whereof, the said
parties have hereunto set their
hands Ihe day and date first above
written Tb incorporated town
r ,, - , b ujf. Iamtu..
0. T. Moorb,
J. L. Sheiier,
Party of the firBt part.
Bhant & Ritts,
Party of the second part.
Secretary Hichcock to Investigate
With a View to New System.
Washington, July 20. The sec
rotary of the interior, Mr. Hich
cock, proposes to investigate with
n view to establishing, whether it
is piacticablo to provide a system
of taxation ot personal property,
occupations and franchises in the
Indian Territory, fur the support
of the system of free sohoolB thero
for 'the children of Indians and
white residents. This action will
have the direct authority of con
gress, for at the last BosBion tho
sum of 85,000 was appropriated to
make the necessary investigation.
The investigation will ho con
ducted through Frank O Churchill,
who will act as special inspector
of the arcretary. He ia fainjliar
wPh conditions In the territory,
and has demonstrated a capacity
for. the special line of investigating
Work which will be required. He
has beep employed as revenue in
spector for the territory. The
salary of tho new place will be
82,500 per annum. Mr. Cburohill
was formerly a business man and
manufacturer in tyew Hampshire.
Ijo was also at ono (line chairman
of the ropublioaa state oentral com
mitteeof his state.
Tho matter of tribal taxes has
been one which has long been the
occasion of much friction between
the members of the Indian tribes
and tho white people who have
located in tho territory. Upon
tho recommendation which will
bo made to congress by the secre
tary ol the interior after he gets
the resuItB of Mr. Churchill's in
ypsligatinn oopgrete will probably
hasp an entirely ow systern of
taxation (or lb territory.
C'uurtesy, should be a marked
charactorlstlc,of ail publio officials,
whether they represent soma great
public corporation, or the stato.
In this great country, the public
ia the master, and not the servant
as some of these same officials, in
this city, seoiu to think. Largo
institutions should not bo repre
sented by enoh little men, as it Is
very annoying to have to carry n
Ward looking, (jlaes.contlnuedly.tq
remind these same egoiUilcal
dwarfs, that ther ore not giants,
iii ejii "Mi'. ut Tiutuviie
HAY EXPORT TAXI
Decision to bo Shortly Ren
dered by Attorney General
of the Interior,
ABROGATION OF LAW
Expected as Result of the Peti
tion of Chorokee Farmers, to
Annul the Tribal Law Which
was Enacted for Benofit of
Washington, D. 0., July 24. A
decision will shortly be handed
down by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral for the Interior Willie J. Ven
Devanter upon tho petitioj of a
large number of Cherokee citizens
for the abrogation by tho depart
ment of the tax imposed under the
Cherokee laws upon hay exported
from the Cherokee nation. The
repeal of this tax has been agitated
for several yoars, but thus far
without retult. Recently tho
prospects for favorable action
have materially improved by rea
son' of the enforcement of Jtho
Curtis law in tho nation, and there
is a probability that tho decision
will be favorablo to the petition
ers. In 1895 the Cherokeo council
passed an act imposing a tax of 20
cents per ton upon all hay ex
ported from tbo Cherokee nation.
The legislation was enacted upon
tho pretext of raising revenue for
the tribal government, but in
reality to prevent the shipment of
bay from tbo Cherokee country.
The cattlo men wore largely in
strumental, in bringing about tho
passage of the law, their object
being to secure hay lor their stock
at n nominal figure, and to re
lieve themselves of the necessity
of being brought into competition
in the putohase of hay with the.
stock men from adjoining states.
fin otVor words, rtthn y lose
upon the commodity the prices
existing in Kansas City would
regulate the value oi the bay crop
in the Chorokee nation, but with
the imposition of a tax upon ail
hay shipped out of the nation the
value of the product of the Chero
kee farmers is depredated ac
cordingly, and as a result the cat
tle men are able to purchase their
hay at a greatly reduced figure.
The injustice of the tax was
presented lo the department in
1807. A decision was handed
down by tho legal department of
the Indian ofiice at that '.itne,
holding that the tax was an ex
port tax and thereforo unconstitu
tional. This opinion, however,
was not concurred in by the secre
tary's ofiice, and the tax Vas
maintained and continued upon
the grounds that the revenue
derived 111 ire from w needed by
the Cherokee nation. Later Mr.
Parker, general solicitor of tho
Frisco system, presented a writ
ten brief to tho department against
tho continuation of the tax. But
the department held that the rail
roads had no rights in the pre
mises, and that if the tax was
obnoxious and objectionable tho
Cherokee people were tho proper
parlies to request its abrogation.
Aa soon as this became known to
the farmers and grain dealors in
the nation a petition was duly pre
pared and forwarded to the de
partment last April, bpt owing
to (he pressure of important mat
ters pending did not receive con
sideration until the last few days.
While the tax appears small.
yet it is claimed that it is suffici
ent lo practically prevent tho ex
portation of hay from the nation
and works n great hardship upon
the Cherokee farmers who are
compelled to bear the tax.
No Number Over 7,000 Wins.
Thero are about 13,000 home
eleadB subjeot to entry, half of
which are In the El Reno district
and half in the I(iwton district.
Of pourpe, o,ny person drawing a
number above 7,000 in either dis
trict will draw 'a blank, as tho
numbers beforo hltn will have ex
hausted the homesteads.
Applications lor homestead en
try of said lands during the first
sixty days slter August 6, can be
made only by registered applica
tion und in the order established
by the drawing.
At each land ollico, commenc
ing Tuesday, August 0, 1001, at !
p'clock a. tu., the application for
homestead entry of thoiio drawing
numbers I to 125 Inclusive, for
ihaf. lldlrkl,tlttiua bs prentj-
and will be considered in their
numerical order during tbo first
day, and tho application of those
drawing numbers 125 to 250 in
clusive, must bo presented and
Will be considered in their numer
ical order during tho second day,
and so on at that rato until all of
said lauds subject to entry undor
the hnmesiead laT and desired
thereunder, havo boon entered. If
any applicant falls to appour and
present bis application for entry
when tho number assigned to him
by the drawing is reached, his
right to enter will be passed until
after tho applications assigned for
that day have been disposed of,
when ho will bo given another op
portunity to make entry, failing
in which he will bo deemed to
hHve abandoned his right to make
entry under such drawing.
To obtain the r'lowance of a
homestead entry each applicant
must personally present at the
proper land office the certificate
of registration therefor, issued to
him, together with a regular
bomeatead application and the
necessary accompanying proofs
and with the regular land office
fee, which amount to 814.
Tbo production of the certificate
of rgistration will bo dispensed
with only upon satisfactory proof
of ile loss or destruction.
If, at tne timo of considering
Ins tegular application for ontry,
11 appear that any applicant is
disqualified from making home
stead entry of these lands, his ap.
plication will be rejected, not
withstanding bis prior registra
tion. If any applicant shall reg
ister moro man once, nereunuer
or in any other than his true
name, or shall trans'er his reg
istration certificate, ho will thero
by lose all the benefits of the reg
istration and drawing herein
pVovided for and will be precluded
from entering or settling upon
any of said lands during the firBt
sixty days following said opening.
At the expiration of sixty days,
all unoccupied land subject to
homestead may be taken under
the general homestead laws.
Soldiers and sailors have special
privileges in I hat they may ap
point an agent with power of at
tornry to register their bnuiastesxl
appBjation and also to Hie their
Democrats Staking Oat a Claim In
The New Lands.
El Reno, Ok., July 17. Tho
Democracy of Oklahoma, through
tho Jefferson club, organized at
Oklahoma City about bIx weeks
ago, has made ita plans for captur
ing the county municipal organi
zations in the new country. A
large number of Democrats will go
from old Oklahoma to the new
country to engage in business and
at the same lime do tbeir utmost
to mold an anti Republican senti
ment. The Democrats expect
the tame reaction to follow the
oQlceholding of Republican ap
poictees as followed in the Chero
kee, trip when Governor William
C. Ientrow appointed the officers
for (hose counties. The extrava
gant expenditures of Democratic
oflhebolders in the Cherokee strip
arotsed such resentment among
cithens of all parties that the
DeiocratIo parly was discredited
andturned down in communities
tha,, from natural conditions,
should have been Democratic.
Thd Republicans quickly took ad
vanjage of opportunities and the
slriever since has piled up Re
putlican majorities that could not
have been secured, bat the first
Depocrqt county administrations
been without reproach. The Re
pullioans are not asleep, hdwevor,
nntieome of the best workers of
thenarty will go from old Okla
homa to the Lawton district,
wlfcre the fight for political au
prtmaoy will be hardest.
Report of Courta.
A row lntcroillng Items, dcaucd
fr(n tbo ropotti ot the dlderoni
coirta lu tbo Nortliorn district, for
tti fiscal year ending July 1st, 1001,
ardas follows: Tho lino budget shp.jrs
Uijt J,3yi.G6 was paid by ua.s8res
top of (Ho law, fur thulr deviations
frun tho statutory path. In civil
Otjus, 11,603.0.5 was collected toward
mjetlni: current expanse. Thero
wrofOg ousei commenced, and 833
dUulssed. Juilumonts for plaintiffs
wro rendered tn 355 cases, and for
tie defendants In 43. Thero were
431 C.IS99 dUmUscd for want of prose
cult ia. JuilincnU for plaintiff In
ini tiuitd were rendered to tho
j anount of $73,074.01,01)11 for tlio do-
ffjJauM in the sum of (3,521.07.
Ticro wato 623 civil suits pending
JUy Uu 1001. This Includes no pro-.
but or bankruptcy catos.
"'l' ' ."R'JIJJC
I'ho fullowlnif mnrrlnfo llconse
wro reourded, by Olerk Chandler Frl-
d.y Johnson. Qrayson-Loula
1 .Hy Uoberuun, Rapulpi, It. J-
Rich Only in Spots, and
Many Sections Worth
less for Farming,
SCARCITY OF WATER
Different Points Makes the
Contiguous Land Unfit for
Grazing, and LesB Than Half
Is of any Value Whatever for
BpeeUI Dlipflteh to Dally ObWrtatn.
El Reno, Okla., July 23, 1001.
Your correspondent has just ro
turned from an inspection trip,
through the lauds to be oponed in
the El Reno district on August 0,
and has ascertained that the glow
ing accounts sent out, of the mar
velous 11 oness of the lands are
It can be safely stated that out
of the 7,000 sections to be allotted
in thin district, loss than one-half
tiro ot any value for agricultural
purposes. Tho much 'vaunted
promised land will produco !o fi
nitely more disappointments than
The Lawton district has been
segregated from this section, and
reports from there place th& ratio
of good land i about the same
proportion as here.
There will be approximately
about 7,000 winning numbers in
each district, and tho drawings
will be conducted separately. The
registration is expected to reach
150,000, and tho majority will
probably be registered at Lawton,
as the Bocalled "capital prize" is
located In that district. This will
reduce tho chances of winning at
that point and correspondingly in
crease them here. Any numbers
in either district, that run over
3,000, are of vary doubtful value.
It is imperatirs for any one who,
4tAra me olibt Umtgaubere
to have at least a day In which to
select his location, as the good
and bad lands are mixed through
out the territory to be opened. A
valuable section in many instances
bordering a worthless ono. Ab a
consequence, everyone should ob
tain Borne person here or at Law
ton to notify them by wire, the
day their name is drawn.
This will enablo them to per
sonally inspect the lands, before
filing on tbeir seleotod claim. No
intelligent conception of the value
of tho lands, can be obtained from
the land office maps, that many
are depending upon, to guide
them in their selection.
A large cotetieof land "touts"
are ever in evidence to sell worth
less advice at boom figures, and
are expecting a rich harvest from
those who are unable to inform
themselves, as to the vaUtQ of the
Many towns in the Indian Ter
ritory, have agents hero, offering
inducements to any who fail to
draw a number, to settle in their
neighborhood. Tho wisdom of
this is very questionable, as a
large majority of the hungry land
seekers would not make a desir
able addition to any community.
Preparations cue now being
made by tho authorities to protect
the neighboring conimunitiea from
the army of tramps, that Is ex-
pected to be recruited from the
ranks of these same disappointed
As noted above good land will
be obtained, by a few, and disap
pointment I by many who even
draw a number.
and positively 1aU
fl r It l4 A M cuts, woiuvw. scalds,
u L n m t IX h lw r
o A 11 r 3,'sfetc-ianduoea
XIII If I- positively anil per-
t mH s macently cure the
pile. Foi y year ago the first box was
made for a e by the grtat German pbj.
siclan Dr. Schlca. Today there are
more of it M than of any other healing
ointment It is the great antiseptic re
lieving at 1 curing household salve of
this couury. No other equals it. It
costs 35 c its at your dealers or by mall
prepaid. This ia a remedy that will pay
you actus dollars oud save suffering by
keeping i constantly tn your house, for
occasions -o often occur when if tusUat
applicatu 1 la not made o( a proper re-
lieving, c ring and WVwiUVm prevent-
lyK time i b)t, subsequent
Mlfteiing caused and perhaps
s made necessary by delay and
(Oct a box at once and lustst 011
having Djgga' Qcrman Salve.
People's Owe- 'Uo.rr
Tbe "Soulb Bend'
Is the Best One on Earth.
Pi. M( Green
Has Just Unloaded
A Car of Them.
I IT PAYS FARMERS
I TO BUY THE BEST.
j3l. OXT- C3rn.ESE53XT,
VINITA., I3STD. TER.
Do Prices lalkr
If so, We are In the Ring.
Have You Seen Our Bargain Counter?
Here are the Prices:
A( ALL 7c LAWNS..
:SSj ALL ioc
f( ALL 15c
We have a few LADIES' HATS at
Shirt Waists, Wrappers,
20 PER CENT. DISCOUNT!
Gents' summer underwear at a bargain. Gents.'
r rrr nliis4n 4n - Jn f . .. us.. J f -
un.3a auuia uut. iuue iui 451;, 75c graae 05c. 5 w
ri Remember our grocery line is fresh and new S Q
$ Produce talks like money. - ,f
WAI I EThI A.
jVaryIand (aslialiy Company's
HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY.
Gives the Most Protection Jt jt Jt
pt jt jt For the Least Collection
Hence it is the "Acme" of Perfection".
It pays $25 a wook for 52 weoks wlion ill with any of tho
following disoasos :
Cerebro Spin'l aran'gitis
Acute Itiulo Carditis
Congestion of the Brain
If permanently blind or paralysed, $2,600.
Annual Premium $10, less thou 3 conta a day. Propor
tionately smallar promiums for amallor bouoiits
' For a Policy or an Agtncy, call on or address,
I have many style and site in clocks, stul invite you to call
and U when you want a good clock.
Nickel Alarm Clocks only 08c.
Eight Day Clocks, Strlk and Alarm, only $jt.Se.
When yon want anything in U Inwalry Hws mU
and see what I Imww.
Fine end complicated watch repotting h tfwcUHy,
MQTTO-Not lbs cfavsptst but lbs BET wk(c M l IIm.
They last twice as
long as common one
Ladies Belts and Undcr-
MSI I OrtLM