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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21', 1901.
VOL. XX. NO.
SINGLE STATEHOOD FORCES
O i Twin Territories Invade
Resounds Triumphant Within the Walls of the Citadel of
, I Federalism.
From the ramparts of the enemy
h single slnr of the twin lorri-
(iries ilnmed brightly at Muekogoo
VJiursday ol last week.
Within the mortared walla of
eir very citadel lour hundred
n be&riiiK the declarations ol
cpohdenoe (rom tho teeming,
estless communities ol n disfran-
chisi-d people, nulemnly pledged
their bnin and brawn to placing
that star, uftdimmed, In the firma
ment of the nation's ling.
There wns u toiiBonesB, nn cam-
3lness, In the expression of clearly
effhed purpose that boded ill for
lie puerile politician that attempts
io impediment of their course.
I'lcaeng metaphor and dainty
nilla Ml not from the Una of
Hr lendt-r, but words of unques
nud meaning Forceful words
Qiwe with liUMe jutMlmtMtlhBt
iy5Siwu ito-aoa ffllji UiA;
From every naxrtfr of the two
territories they oimr ; the farm and
mine, the counting room and the
professions were there, but all for
' unity of interests amalgamate
jy the fire Hint has smouldered
the beulnning in the breast ol
man, and whioh by oppression has
been converted into doHlroying
UQneB that hnve consumed king
fwl'he necessity of Immodiate or
utanizalioA for the proper fu'fill-
inont ol Ue serious duties entrust.
d to the u-presentativeB, resulted
ffij'tlio ciaifcuf the five nations oon
piling at tie United btates oouit
ouse in tin morning to nominate
The reniwentutives of Oklaho
ma sent wod (hat llify desired n
citizen of te Indian lerritury as
chairman, ad would request the
jndorseincit of a representative of
J. B. Turutr, of Vmlla, in a
forceful iddnes, urged the olaiins
of tho thtrckee nation for the
bonor. aid presented the name a1
13. N UucliiT for temporary chair
man 1'e name of Hon. V. T.
AjEIutchiuti, of iMuekvgee, was then
piioeil ir, nomination for perman
ent chairtian. Alter some discus.
bkm) Mr, latch IT was selected ns
pormaneit and Mr. Ilutohings
temporar) chairman. Marshal
Herring, of Muskogee, was select
Id as sergeant atarms.
'.Vori. was reoefved from the Ok
iahotnt delegations that Editor
flurry GiUtrap, of Uhandlor, was
(1'tir choicu lur sto.ntary. Ad
wurnment was then taken until 2
"). m, the hour of tho convention.
promptly at thut hour the con
Mention was called to order by 0.
IJ. Caallo, of Wegener, with every
epiil in the large auditorium occu
pied and every aisle a solid bank
o' men. Tho invocation was de
livered by the Ilev. M. L. Butler,
riio acting obalrman in a graos
ful n (I dross then introduced Mr.
Preston Vest, of Muskogee, who
(delivered the address tf weloome
rvThn nhlll of federalism melted at
by magic with the first warm greet
ing that fell in pleasing phraseB
from lire lips of the gifted speaker.
IIo eulogized the inotivo of those
Ivho had gathered in suoh n right
coua cause, nmj bung out the latoh
etrlngs of his hospitable olty to
those who wore unnblo to find
Hoy llofl'man, of Ohaudler, Ok
la'homa, responded for the conven
fi Pure Crape Cream u! TaKai Powder
Hinm. WWf Pair
) rw isr
Muskogee and Their Stirring
NOW. AND FOREVER !"
tion in a epoech thai brought tho
aBsemblngo howling to their feet
timo and again. From pathos to
humor, from humor to" mortal
thrusts that pierced and laid bare
the rotlonoBS of tho political oppo
sition; now as gentlo as a brook,
now n torrent, the words poured
from The speaker as though ho
were Inspired by the gods to win
men's hearts, to enlist their might.
At tho conclusion of tho address
the aBsemblago thronged around
tho speaker in earnest congratula
tion. Hon. V. T. Hulchlngs, tho tem
porary chairman vtp then intro
duced to tho convention, and in a
logical addreBS born of tho trained
legal mind, ho attacked tho theo
retical opposition and displayed,
in simplo worded clcnrneBS, tho
actualities of the; question.
'The perftclfitgf ofPorganizatlon
was- then undei taken by tho op
polnlmont on recommendation of
tho delegations of tho following
COMMITTOR ON RESOLUTIONS.
Indien territory Chorokee na
tion.!, B. Tumor, Wm. Johnson,
A. 13. Ivoy, A. 8. Haygood.
Ohoctuw nation F II KHllogg,
15 E Daniels, A T West, J J Mc:
Creek notion J F Hades, D M
Wisdom, A F Parkinson, A G W
Chickasaw nation D D Sayers,
J W flocker, U G Wynn.
BJon 8 Hutchings, Wm Noble,
Ii W Howe, C F Filson, Wm CrosB
D A Jacobs.
0RDHR 01' 11USINUSS,
J P WoolBoy, D D Leach, J B
Hale, 8 B Bradford, T N Fo'sler,
During the interim, whilo the
committees were preparing their
reports, tho ilyod gates of elo
quence were thrown wide open.
Ex-Governor Barnes, of Oklaho
ma, Ex Judge John It. ThomaB
and soveral othbra wero called, for
and responded in forcelul argu
ments for solf government.
The committee's on credentials
and order ol business later submit
ted their reports, which wcro ac
E. N Ratciiff, of Vinlla, wbb
then escorted to the chair by Ex
Gov. Barnes, Judgo 8. D. Brad
ford and Col. Mttrpby, where he
wob introduced by W. T. Hutch
ings as pormanent chairman. In
accepting the chair Mr. HutclilT
won tho convention by telling them
that he waa a native of Texas, no
customed to plenty of room and
that ho had a natural antipathy to
anything small in the statehood
line, and that the territory needed
the broau acres of Oklahoma to
measure up to his standard.
After several additional address.-
es an adjournment was taken until
7 p. m. to await tho report of the
committeo on resolutions.
At the night sessions tho chair
wbb authorized to appoint a com
mittee of fifteen from each terri
tory to ueleot. three delegates from
oach territory to go to Washington
to present the memorial in prepar
ation to congress and to further
advnnco the course. The follow
ing committees wern appointed:
Cherokee nation Wm John
Btone, II. Leo Clotworlhy, P, W,
Creek nation 8am Cobb, W It
Samuels; Lake Moore, W W Wat
Qhoctaw nation W II Ainsloy,
Judge Humphrey, J J MoAloster,
U V Austin.
OhlckaBaw nation W II Walker
Cyrus (i Keau, J A Hose, Sidney
Tho oommiltee, after several bal
lots had been taken, reported the
following representative delegation
as their choice:
C. E. Foley, Eufaula; W. II. B.
Trudgoon, Puree)!; S. B. Bradford,
'rUglalTgrnBm wUU e recom
msmjeil ,theiMo!nHffl of 0. M.
Barn, Q, F, Baulftfrhos. II.
' 1k0 r(ll,orla of both committee's
wmn heceptod and the six gentlo
men liamod worn announcoiKBs the
members of tho delegation to con
gress.. An executive committee of thirty
equally apportioned between the
territories was appolntod on re
commendation of dolegationa.
Those selected to represent the
Cherokeo nation were, N G Smith,
Cleora, A L Kates, Claremoro, J 8
Tho memorial prepared by tho
committee on resolutions wns then
read and adjournment taken.
Tho execulivo committeo will
meet in Oklahoma City Nov. 25th,
Special to Chief Uln.
Tahlequah, I,T., Nov. 12. Both
houses of tho national council are
Senator Fletcher introduced a
bill in tho senate Tuesday provid
ing for tho appointment of a rev
enuo collector for the nine dis
tricts, whose duty it shall be to
collect all installments on intruder
places, to take charge of those now
in the hands of custodians and eeli
tho same to the highest bidder.
Senator Davis introduced Senate
Bill No, 1, making appropriations
for the curront and contingent ex
penses of tho Cherokeo Advocate
for tho ensuing year.
Councillor Woodall introduced a
bill in the lower house, Tuesday
afternoon, providing for the pay
ment of license by porBons engogod
in certain business.
Councillor Walker introduced a
bill laying a tax on cattle intro
duced. Samo was withdrawn.
Tho speaker of the lower house
has not named his standing com
mittees. It is thought the commit
tees will not be named until after
tho election, which will likely
take place on tomorrow.
It is reported that the lullbloods
have voted p enroll before the
Dawes commission, but so far none
Following it the text of Chief
Bufiingtnn'e Thanksgiving procla
mation: "Thursday, November 28, 1901,
Ii&b been named by Theodore
Booeevelt President of tho United
Spates, as a day .of thanksgiving
and prayer throughout the United
States of America. Therefore, I,
T. M. Buffington, principal chief
of the Cherokee nation, request
that on that day all tho people of
this nation meet in their ucual
places ol worship and oiler up
prayer and give thanks to Almighty
God for tho many good gifts and
graces wn have received the past
year. Especially should every
Cherokeo citizen havo more grati
tude than many other people of
this great republic, becauae of the
homo that every one of us pousess.
In tho material things of this world
God has abundantly favored us.
From a thankful heart comes
gratefulness and generosity. We
should not be unmindful of those
of our neighbors who are less for
tunate than we, and may we per
mit our thankfufaeES to be charac
terized by generous gifts..
T. M, BUFFINGTON,
Principal Chief Cherokee Nation."
Tahlequah, I. T., Nov. 13
Tho two houses met in joint ses
sion today at 11 o'clock.
The following named were elect
ed on joint ballot, all of whom
were the nominees of the Downing
Superintendent of Cherokee Or
phan asylum, J. II. Dannenb'erg,
of Flint district; Medical Supt.
Cherokeo Orphan Asylum, Dr.
Waller Smith, of Fairland; Mem-
ber Board of Education, A. Sidney
Wy ley, Tahlequah; Editor of Chor
okee Advooate, Geo. 0. Butler.
Tahlequah; Membera of Executive
Council, George Bcldridge, Samuel
Foster and Walter Fields.
It Is thought that the- Principal
Chlel will recommend tho appoint
ment of tho superintendents of the
two seminaries tomorrow. The
National's hope to get a divide' on
these, inasmuch as they havo tho
power to confirm.
The "also rons" aro beginning
.to leave townw
There are no lobbyists as yet on
Messrs. Dodge and Roberts, ol
Nowata, are bore asking fur an
other teaoher in their Chorokee
school at that place.
Many people aro suITerlnu' fearfully
(rom Indigestion or dyspepsia, one
slnglo lottlo of Hcrbliio would bring
about a prompt imd permanent Cure.
A fow doses will do mora for u weak
any other mWjJo5rT,r"1pilr?
peonies urn? qr. aw.
Why Statehood Should be
Granted, Contained in
For Congress to Comidpj- When
the Quifition ol Enfranchise-
tniitit for Pjiople of the
Territorla is Con-
Tho following p the memorial
prepared by the Muekogae single
statehood convention for presenta
lion to congros?.
The list of political wrongs suf
fered by a disfranchised people ie
Bet forth In the following pungent
It has become solf evident that
the union of Oklahoma and tho
Indian territory Into one slate is
inevitable. They hove the wealth
tho energy 'and tho civilization en
titling them to statehood at once,
The two territories have a popu
lation of moro thin 800,000 and an
aisessed value of reel and personal
proporly of moro than 5120,000,000
with en aotuai value of more than
8800,000,000 greater wealth and
population than were possessed by
a large mnjority of theBtales when
admitted to tho Union; more
wealth and population tian are
hjw poaeseed by many of the
There uro in the two tenitorjes
157,G00 fchool children. In tho
Indian territory, except in a few
incorporated towns, the peoploare
without public tohools for the ed
ucatlnu of their children. It is the
duty of congress to give these peo
ple tuch a government as will en
able them to protect their children
Irom ignorance and vice.
i -Th peopU of the Indian- terri
tory are without adequate roads,
and the streams are unbridged;
they have no asylums for the un
fortunate for tho deaf, dumb,
blind and insane: they oannot
have these because of the lack of
They are without opportunity to
make laws fur the proleotion of
cities and (owns from the ravogcB
of fire, end communities from pie
t'lenco and dlsoase. The rural
districts of the Indiun territory are
without 'piotection to life and
Groat bodioB of mineral lie dor
mant and unproductive, and all in
dustries languish for want of
means under whioh they can be
In agriculture, in mineral, in
timber nud all tho nature! attri
butes of wealth they would form a
stato equal in point of resources to
any in tho federal union.
The ptoplu of'Oklahoma aro a
unit for self-government. They
have every requlsilo for It. The
people of the Indian territory ex
1st under intolerable conditions.
They cry fur relief. Tht-y fetl
that congress should at once heed
It was but u just tribute to the
intelligence and patriotism of the
Indians that congress in 1001, by
special enactment, duolared all In
dlans in the Indian territory citi
zens of the United States, with all
the rights, privileges and bleedings
of such, thus acknowledging them
capable ot self-government.
All the citizens nf Oklahoma
and tho Indian, ter'rimry are tlmr
oughly ojpuble of self government.
United into one statu, the two ter
ritories would make a magnifioent
As an ovidenoe ol the fact that
the two territories are becoming
uoinogenooue, the territory of Ok
lahoma has opened her Institutions
of higher education to Ihe people
of Indian -territory. The vist
change of sentiment In the Indian
territory on tho question ol union
with Oklahoma, during tho last
year, makes tho peoplo of the two
territories practically a unit for
The two territories, when ad
mitted to statehood, should be
given the privileges incident thore
to, together and at the same lime
that each may onjoy alike the new
progress certain to follow and that
harmony and cooperation on the
patl of tho people of the two ler
riloriea may benic-leraicd and as
SfMSRUglttl gttHLXr tfel It
nit la Vlly mora FmportwU Uv
tllh lwni)rrv tv(ii(iA rA.AAK
Setting For the Pccember Term of
The Vlnlta Court.
There are now 438 criminal oaso
docketed for tho December lerms
of the Unllod 8tu.es court silting
at Vinita. This number Is yet to
be augmented by the tranofors
from tho Wewoka and Wagoner
courts and the indictmonts that
may be found by tho grand jury.
There is a large civil docket
awaiting action at this term of
court, but it is not expected to be
roaohed until Into in January.
The following is a list of the
criminal cases set:
Deoember 3, 1001.
Mary Fish, 'Per jury
Thomas Monaghan, As'lt to kill
Jim Pulman, Disp liquor
Fuller Albeity, Disp. liquor
James Elliott, Inl liquor.
" " " displiq
Joel Martin, manslaughter
Wm Hern, counterfeiting
Robert Childers, larcny
" " intllq
December 4-h, 1001.
Chas NicholH, as'lt to kill
W-G Palzolul, laio and rec s p
Will Sumaier, fnt liq
" " disp liq
" " disp liq
R bt Younger, mbtzz
Llge Long, diet peaoe
Burg and lar
Ed Murray, disp liq
C 1 Eastwood, burg and lar
S II Soulbers, as'lt to kill
W F Doling, as'.lt to'kill
December 5tb, 1001.
Wm Chapman, J larceny
Irven Johnson, s r
Jefl Davis, Dave E'chens, mur
... K.n. . dieplfq v.
" " displiq
Dr Ohaney, diep liq
" " disp liq
Dick Lusk. fdead int lln
' " (dead) dlst relig wor
B II HoBter, int liq
J Deford,, disp liq
J Deford, disp liq
Jno Williams burg and lar
Jesbo Burr, lar and rec s p
Claud Rogers, oggravated as'lt
Geo Taylor, lar and reo s p
' Unrnlnrw nnil lar
.D.-. .. ...
maint gam house
Tom Hicks, Exhibit gam device
Gso 0 Collins, int liq
Willie Wataska, ns.'lt to kill
Hezeklnh A Henley, violating
F G Hughea, murder
John Cockran, int liq
John. Cockran, disp liq 3 cases
Geo II Hshor, lar and rec s p
December (ith, 1901.
John Burns, maiming
Jim Aleck, as'lt to kill
Geo Williams, Virgin Reddick.
lar and res a j 3 ca.se
DfegBiinun 7, 19J1.
Jos Hill, Henry Burdick, lar
Gto Hablsah, lar and rec a p, two
Lon Haines, wearing weapon.
John Bean or Bsavnr, diet peace
Thomas Qualea, lar
Burl Thompson, Ed Andrews,
lr and ro 6 p
Wm Lynch, carnal know fema'tt
Break and ent p o
int and sell liq
Tom Blunt, burg and lar
Jackson Blunt, int liq
Hill utcuaruson, lar and leu 8 p
Frank Downs, burg and lar
DEOEMCEH 10, 1901.
Wiley George, counterfeiting,
J Wiley George, counterfeiting
Fiank Hood, Ernest Hood, Jim
Smith, JolinYoungbluud, lar and
reo a p, two cases
Dr Grossly, manslaughter
Wm Brnubury, lar and reo a p
El Rese, lar and rea a p, two
DKOEMDEU 11, 1901,
Guy Miller, lar and reo a p
0 8levons, int liq
0 Stevens, disp liq., two casus
Harrison Williams, dlen liq.,
UECtMllEU 12, 1901.
Walt ThomaB, Lottie Thomas,
Mrv-rw ii i'w M . n
Bectloii, and we opposo any polloy
which would shape the course ol
statehood legislation for local ad
vantage, As congress has provided large
school reservations lor the terri
lory of Oklahoma, and for her pub.
lie buildings, wo ask that congress
provide by sorrio means appropri
ate amount of publla lands for
school purposes for tho people of
the Indian torrllory.
Both territories, by (heir repro
sonlatlves in convention aesom.
bled, urgo upon congress tho im
mediate passage of an enabling act
providing lor tho formation of ono
state by tho people of tho two ter
ritories. We have ample properly
for taxation, tho will and. the de
sire to support tho expenses of &
Is that boon sought by all intel
ligent, patriotic American freemen
that of self government to bs
dcnlod us longer?
- SURVEYORS HERE.
Preparatory Work to Surveying of
gTowns Lots Begins Today.
A corps ol town lot survoyors ar
rived yesterday and will open
their offices today, preparatory' to
surveying and platting the (own
lots of this city.
There are two parlies aggregat
ing eleven men. One-of these in
ohargo of Jutjan Burney, consists
of U. M. Maples, A. J. Garden
hire, E. L. Whitney and Henry
McCoy. Tho other is in charge
of Merritl Howerton, with the fol
lowing personnel, J. F. Davis, J.
L. Granger, W, S. ICne and Frank
All of the town lots will bo sur
veyed and platted, and in connec
tion with this work, propoeed ad
ditions to the corporate limits of
the town, will also be survey ed.-
Tho area, including the addi
tions, embraced in tbo work will
bo approximately 1,000 acres. The
work will bo completed in about
Dragged by Engine
Slipping from tho rilot of an cogloo
on the lCuty tracks opposite Lew Ma
sun's.'HIde houee.Hate Wednesday aft
ernoon, J. U. Wlmor, an employee of
thoKaty, wa caught by tho pilot and
drugged over tho ruunli bullasttnir fur
noarly a hundred yards before tho
train was brought to a slop When
lifted from the tracks by members of
the train crew he was uncontctouo
and It was thought llmi ho had sus
tained fatal Injuries. Drs. 1'ortger
& Bagby wore tit onco summoned, and
after an examination, found that ho
bad osoaped without a broken bone or
berlous InUnial Injury. The sharp
rooks had uaihod hU face aod lacera
ted the scalp In a horrible manner,
but besides many lAinful bruUos no
othor Injuries were sustained. Wimcr
Is a resident of Parsons and played
here recently with the ball team from
flrs-fl. A.Rambo lias Her Midwinter
Who can resWt going to a protly
millinery opening? Ncvor beforo have
the fashions been so artistic and nc cr
has thoro been a more artistic display
than the ono at tho Ham bo Mlllluery
last night. Tho very dress materials
themselves are all soft and clinging,
nd as for the colors thoy aro a little
brighter. Never have the hats been
so pretty as this winter. Tho show
cases wero laden with plumes, large
buckles of poarl and Jet trimmings,
very artistically arranged. As regards
the shapes, thero U no net tyle, the
brims aro nil curled softly to suit the
dllleront faces. Pleultig molc wa-
furiilblitd by 15 1 ward Chouteau ami
Mr. Uarselowey.nnd a large crowd wd
To iho-o t'-nt wall, even now and
then aehos and pain, rheumatism,
twUrrHh, uturulglR, and evsrthlng
oiwit eld ugo and deuth. Try it.
36 and 60n. Satisfaction or uumey re-
J. 1). Turner's utolrdupots would
nut wubble tbo arm of a hay t'o.but
bo has the full measure ot spinal ver
tebrae and bruin. IIo wasiiie of ll.o
lights of the MusUogco convention.
Pretty Tough to Scratch
Fur a living and relief also. Hunt's
Cure will cure yuu of itch, totter,
ringworm, Itching pllo, eczsnu"
Guaranteed by all dealers.
K, N. llatclltl, as chairman of tho
Muskogee convention, ruled' parlia
mentary usugo out and business In.
As a consequence something was ac
complished. Son'VSecomo Dlsconraged,
Hut uto Simmon's Ltvor l'urltler (tin
box). Manx (mutilations or tno orig
inal, so bo careful and poo thut it's
"Puiluer" and manufactured by tho
A.O.SImmonds, Jr., Medicine Co.
Mrs. Tillering Kolth, Supsrlutend
cot of W. 0. T. U. Hallroad work,
passed through last week eji route to
the Forth Worth convention. Miss
May Woodurd, elstcr or F. W. Wood
ard of litis city, bus been her private
ictretary for eoveral yosrs,
HUth bU' atiftUiMti in. ikumit'
kiA CWWTWeVtk TrjMbemjl
PtftofttStV, fe''tw'BTV'Vl&'ll1&4V&'Vfe'V9 '"
for sportemon who wrtnt the
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country, nnd we make the
If it's right it's here, and
if it's here it's right..
I Tonte, "Wagon Sheots, Lantern, Goal Miners' Suppltos.
Darrough Hardware Co. I
VMyVlM &ws3"SVk'ty&'Q'WS&W&Vti'1&'1$' 4"0
It will soon be time to think about them. Watch
this space for my Holiday Announcement.
In the mean time if you want anything: in
call and see what I have to offer you.
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Motto Not the cheapest, but the BEST
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Tho mUtrttMi likes it bftcause it ie a comfortable ami
Baying huator. "It givea heat right along without apy
botlior oi; wory, it' hami't that onormous appetite and is
attractiYO to look at.
The maid likes it because it makes less, work In dirt
nnd oshoa to slonn up, all because it ban a single'" nieco
bottom without iuslde ash pan, and w ftknl mil uHtl
doors aro grouud on with all the joint air tight.
Tlila means much to the stove nnd it mewia much to
you in the way of saving of your fuel bill. If the&e
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Wo hnve the finost lino
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