Newspaper Page Text
CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, I90l.
VOL. XX. NO. 14
PHYSICIAN AND SUROKON.
Office itt New IUlcliff Ilttlldltig. Tele
plianc lot. Vinltn, Intl. Ter.
'AMU.. S. DAVHNrORT,
ATTOUNItY AT LAW.
Rooms 9 and to, Nov Ilnlsell Hulldttig,
VINITA. I. T.
Davenport fi Ilnll, Attorney At Law,
Hank Uuilclliijj, Claremorc, I. T
ATTORNKY AT LAW!
And Notary rubllc. Ofl-.e in new Hal
ecu bnllUlu'j Vinltn, I. T. Will practice
, I In all the United States courts of the I. T.
un, vv uncn,
ineonly Exclusive Bye, Itar and Nose
Specialist in the Indian Territory
i JJyes treated and glasses properly fitted
( Dice at Drug-store.
hFEW REASONS WHY
all the best people go to I'owler
His photos are the best.
His photos are permanent
His prices arc reasonable,
His photos are of the best material.
His money is spent with us.
His st)les are the latest.
Go to him for your photos.
Usta Wished 1889
South of I'mted States Court House.
Best Meal in the City 25c
t Bv Short Orders a Specialty.
Pint Door Batt of KticU'f'a
aft' ' Not occupying raoro spaco than
11 I lno fir8t following will bo inserted
l ''I ft ' & 5- Pcr -vonr' Tno verdlct ol
t ' V H'fcanen ownlng'lorgo or small hords
C is that it pays to ' nUvorUBO tlio
IbADGETT & MIIiFORD,
V O. VINITA. I. T.
"U U 3 R
CO OO 0n right hip nndsIOe near btck.
Ualrcs ami yoanKor c tine Q M
Ml is tullv-brundeJ ultli on left abouldor
bmtilo () Wou rlalil aide Younger aattlu
(barked under half orou rlitht aud und-rlilt
KPutini on Hock Creak, near Adair
ttlcadnnttrtrra arc atfarm.Ht JIlMlarr Croaa-
: or I. mn im u cru pniicipaiix cuwa
W. H, NOBLES,
Hora brand inim.
itoau iiranu 1
Him held oil
W V MILLKR, '
Pcstofuo VInlta, Iud. Tor.
Kongo on Lo
cust and Ut
und hip. u-
only for ship-ni-ut.
WM. HOWELL, -Falrland,
and iplli Is
right, an del
neil or niuf
Jacket. I. T,
J. C GRAY,
10 Miles Northwest of Vlulla.
J 0 llanio oa l'aw
Cuttle of .Ids brand
auld onlx (or ship
ment. 1100 rennrd or eon
vletloa at .tenltuj
It. R. TAYLOR,
Postoflicf VInlta, I. T.
Smooth srep la
andinlU In tbi
Berne cattle li
llnnge en lo
mllets.e. of Vi.
H. FRA YbBR,
Vlulta, I. T.
on lilg Ciibtii
w'i of llluo
an.et. Cattlo of this
onlr for ship-
THE LIVE STOCK MARKET
OP QT. LOUIS.
1 ho St.. Louis National
Located atEastSt. Louis. Ill
Ulr.otl oppo.lte the city of Hi, LuoU. llu
era for all description at Lite Btoak ulna, li
siienaanoe, anu niinia
Slock Yardt la a Uef Oan
dallV. andl'ork I'aoklns
Slock Yardt It a Uef Uannlns Oomiiasr, ltl
aoavatltr loraltuclitlrlnir a unh.a.iofe
htlrlnjr 1 1 hu-l of ecttli
aoaiaolly for'lauihUr.nit It.K'O-insi dall
, khWUVk-A iltWaWlf Y ' IB! J!W.r - 1 t..;iv. fti.in 'p.mm. Try Oitml""
Of Statehood Movement Has
Attracted Attontion at
To Dony Statehood (0 Oklahoma
This Winter Hut Will Ex.
tend it's Lines Around
Tho Indian Ter
ritory. That tho recent single statehood
meetin'g at Muskogee rcfUoted tho
general sentiment of tho trto ter
ritories is shown by tho importance
given it by the metropolitan press,
after oareful study, by their politi
cal editorial writers and special
Tho following resume of its
prpbablo effects, from tho Kansas
Oily Star, contains much more
than mero probability:
"Tho singlo statehood convention
at Muskogee made reasonably cer
tain tho fact that Oklahoma will
see no change in her present form
of government until Indian terrl
tory is ready to participate with
out division and upon an equal
baalB in all the privileges that inny
he given (0 Oklahoma. A minor
ity of citizens of Indian territory
believe that singlo statehood is In
evilable, and although a numbor
of them may be opposed to a union
with Oklahomu, yot they would re
sist to the utmost nny statehood
scheme which would enable Okla
homa to acquiro the machinery of
a statehood government prior to
receiving it themselves. They in
cist upon a square deal, and con
tend that the political rights of the
people of tho Indian territory
should receive equal consideration
from congress to those of Oklaho
ma. They suspect, and wl'h rea
son, that tho politicians of Okla
homa are seeking to gerrymander
Indian territory as the politicians
nf the Iudion territory would like
to Gerrymander Oklahoma. Bo
jealously do the people ol the In
dian territory seek to protect their
future that there is no exaggera
tion in saying that they would
sand delegations to Washington to
mako an open fight against an Ok
1 tih 0 ma movement for slatohood
independent of the Indian terri
tory. An attempt will bo mado in
Washington to discredit the Mus
kogee convention, but tho single
statehood plank of the convention
will. commend itself to northern
and eastern senators, most of whom
are opposed to creating two small
western Btatcs and tho election of
Some portions of Indian lord
tory are willing to become part of
Oklahoma under any circum
stances. Their delegates at tlie
Muskogee convention, howevor,
gladly aippnrtt'd the resolution
deolaring lor single statehood and
stipulating that there should be no
picccmoal addition of Indian terri
tory. This resolution was a lib
cost between an alum
baking powder and
cream of tartar bak
ing powder would not
amount for a family's
supply to one dollar
a year. r .
Dr. Price's is the
standard cream of tar
tar baking powder. It
makes the food de
licious and healthful,
value nootl health, afford to
use clicap, low-Krauc, mum
baklnjr powders. They are
apt to upoll tho food ! they do
endaric-f-r the health. All
eral oonoRSSion from Oklahoma,
too liberal, in foot, for the Repub
lican leaders ol Oklahnmn, who
already are condemning tho Mus
kogeo convention as n rump galli
The most to ho hoped for this
winter Is that oongross may extend
tho linos of Oklahoma around In
dian territory and replace the Ar
kansan minutes with the laws of
Oklahoma This won! 1 bn a long
step toward single statehood, as it
would hasten tho removal of tbo
greatest obstacle to a change, tho
Dawes commission. In Indian
territory tho Dawes commission is
beljoved to he the source ol all tbo
evils that t fillet the Und. The
popular opinion is that the mem
herd of tho Dawe omimlsslon de
vote their time to concocting
sohemes by which they can pro
long their tenure of ollice. Friends
of tho commission bitterly resent
Buob staii-mbtitH and daclare that
the work of the commission is gi
gantic, ondlosB in detail, the prob
lems difilcult of solution and that
tho commission is proceeding as
rapidly as possible
Opponents of a single loim of
government .or the territories say
that the work of tho Dawes com
mission line not progressed far
enough to permit the services of
any kind of union with Oklahoma.
The strongest objection that rould
be made from this standpoint
would be that the Indian territory
is lacking in taxable proporty sufli
cient to provide a just basis for
even a sinclo territorial form of
government with Oklahoma. The
forthcoming report qt n govern
ment agent wiil show that Indian
territory has at this time property
amounting to fifty million dollars
upon which taxes oan be levioil.
This is twioe as much as Oklahf.
ma had during tho first few years
of her exislonoe, and is only about
fourteen million dollara short of
her present assessed valuation.
The advocates of n union of the
territories oiler this as an incon
trovertible argument and say that
so lar-as the Dawes commission is
concerned tho extension of the ter
ritorial linos of Oklahoma around
Indian territory by next congress
would be no embarrassment, and
that the work of the commission
could proceed with no moro frio
lion than tho work of a coinmis
sion lilting in Indian territory to
disousB the building of tho Nica
City Council Is Considering
An unoflioial meeting of the
members of the city council was
held yesterday afternoon to con
eider the bid for an equipment for
fire protection, enbrailted by the
Firo Extinguisher Mfg. Co., of
Chicago, through their reprosen
tativo, Geo. C. Hutching.
Tho equipment offered consists
of a hand jump, motion engine
capablo of throwing two 3-4 inch
streams 175 feet, hoee carl, 500 feet
of hose, one dizen 12 quart rubber
buckets, ladders, pike poles and
pick axe?. Tho price asked for
the entire tqulpment is $009 00.
There is available in the fund
collected by publlo subscription
6500, and the council Is asked to
appropriate the balanco necoesary
to purolmso this more efUciont ap
At tho meeting yesterday the in
dividual members of the counoil
expressed themselves as favorable
to the company's proposition, and
a cptolul meoling will bo called for
thia afternoon to take the proposi
Hon under consideration officially.
Library Association Receive.
An Informal reception wan held
bj the Indies of the library ussom
ation in the room, of the Commer
oial Club this afternoon. The
nuolutts of tho publlo librury was
displayed in a number of oplen
didly tolfoted volumes, tho re
Bull of mush earnest soliciting.
Tho rooms were thronged with
visitors throughout the ulternoon,
who inspected the books and sip
pod n cup of delicious tea as they
extended their congratulations.
Tho library will ba formally
op ned next Sa'urdty, when many
additional books will he llsUd
The odioera of the association
are: Prtstdent, Mrs. V. E Hal
soil; Vlee-President, Mrs. P.B 13.
Amos; Seorelary, Mrs V B.
Ooleyj Treasurer. Mrs. P. I, Soper.
Trusteoes, Mrs, L. F. Parker, Mrs.
J. D. Tumor, MrB. W. P. Thomp
After Deo. Uttlio library will be
opined Wednesday') and Satur
day's from 2 to 5 p. 111.
Hope and Wiidora
lloib nrc cintalneU In Cheatham'
TIRED OF DELAY
Interior Department Contem
plating Change in Dawes
Of Members of Oommttleo on In
dian AfLiira, Will Consider
Proposition to Reduce
Tho Commission io
' Washington U rapidly bsooming
exaBperatetl at tho Dawes commis
sion, and some radical changes,
both in the organization and per
sonnel nf the oummiesion are un
Secretary Hitchcock has'" juest
ed tho leading member) of the
committees on Indian affairs of the
House and Senate to be present at
a conference to be htld today at
the department, at which the con
ditlon of affairs in Indian territory
will be discussed and plans per
fected for improvement in the ser
vice. The desire is to map out a
enmprehensivo plan, which will
probably include a nuralfuTof im
portant changes, that will receive
the approval of Congress.
As to what changes should be
made there is a difference of opin
ion, Secretary Hitchcock, it is
understood, Is in favor of a change,
though not disposed to interfere
with tho ptesenl cammission'Or its
membership. Some time' agoi
waB reported that he advocated a
reduction ol membership ul the
commission, but this is flatly de
nied at tho department. Several
of the members of Congrets, how
ever are favorably impressed with
tho proposition to decrease tho
membership of the commission,
Representative Curtis, of Kan
sas, the second ranking member
of tho House committee on Iodian
affaire, advocates a radical reor
ganization of the committee. He
will present n plan reducing tho
membership to one member, wiio
will exercise all of the powers now
oonferred upon four members. At
present the commission is com
posed of four members, each draw
ing a salary of 85,000 per annum,
making a total of 820,000. Mr.
Curtis will advocate the appoint
ment of a single commieeionor at
a salary or $10,000 or possibly 812,
000 per annum, so as to enable the
secretary to secure a man oi emi
Many delays have occurred in
the past because of differences
arising among tho members ol tho
commission. Thcso differences
have resulted in delays in com
pletlng the tribal rolls and the dis
position of other similar important
problems. With the work in the
hands of one man, who would be
held strictly accountable by tho
secretary of tho interior, the pos
flbilitits of friotion or differences
arising would be precluded.
PER CAPITA PAYMENT.
Ureail Money Dill" on Ita .Second
Reading In Scmte.
Special to Dilly Chieftain.
Tahlequah, I. T., Nov. 22. Tho
council today passed an act author
izing tho payment of tho public
debt of tho Cherokee nation, and
authorizinclhe seoretarv of tho in -
torior to advertise for payment ol
all tho outstanding warrants of the
The United States is requrBted
tn withdraw a Eulliolent amount nl
the Cherukeo invested funds with
whtoh to miiLe the payment.
Tho senate committee on foreign
relations has practically finitdied a
bill providing for the distribution
or allotment 01 tuo lanus or tne
nation and will soon introduce the
bill in (be senate. The bill has
been in tho bandsof Senators Geo.
W. Mayes, of Cooweeecoowee dii
trlot and Morgan, of Tahloqah dis
trict. Tho plan of allotment or distri
bution is very radical in its fea
tures and is in line with the idrr.
advanced by tho Keetoowahn.
Senator Mayes has committed
hiiujolf as being opposed to allow
ing the legally Intormarrled white
ollizoiiB to participate in any man
ner in the final distribution of the
lands and moneys of tbo tribe.
Another featuro of the bill that is
sure to meet with much opposition
is tlie plan for the allotment of the
lands. Each citizen, other, than
intermarried white person, is
in the total valuo of the lard, but.
no minimum allotment Is hxed
The old military reservation is
to be surveyed an laid off into
town lotB and added Io the lown
of Fort Gibson and the lots and
building- located tlicrenii to be
sold at public auction to the high
est bidder The Cherokee rolls
are to be made as of date Septem
her 1, 1002. The bill will be
vigorously fought both In the sen
ate and house by the advocates of
a liboral agreement.
The fuilblood Chernkoes are en
rolling before the Dawes commie
sion now. It is thought that tbby
will all enroll at ooce.
Senator Ii-nges introduced Sen
ato bill No. 7 last evening provid
ing for a "bread money payment."
Tho bill is now un its second read
ing. There are ernne objections to
the bill as to tlie amount per cap
Ita. As the Dill now stands it will
only amount to about 88.00 per
A resolution passed tho lower
house this morning protesting
against tho government paying ono
B. S. Coppock, school supervisor
for tho Chorokee nation out of the
nation's fundi. Tho resolutions
asks the Chief to register his pro
test and to restrain, if possible,
further .payments to the said
Tho lax bill, taxing non-citizens
dung business in the Cherokee na
tion, has pasaedjrftt houses and
gone to tho Omef.
The bill providing for the op
pointment of revenuo collectors
for tho sevoral districts in intruder
cases, has passed the senate and is
now in the lower houBe.
Kansas Officer Explains Releasing of
A BtraighWorward explanation
of the circumstances leading to tho
releaBe of the womon shoplifters,
at Chetopa, Kansas, several days
ago, who were wanted here for
robbing the Badgelt Mercantiio
Co., was given by City Marshal
Chaa. Johnson, of Chetopa, last
The officer, who nau been se
verely criticised by the authorities
hero for his seemingly suspiciouB
conduct, arrived last night, and in
an interview with a representative
of tho Chieftain dispelled any
doubts bb to his honesty of pur
poso in releasing the women.
The story as originally printed
in the Chieftain waB received from
Marshal Ledbelier, and Mr. John
son explained away the charges of
his accusers as follows:
After leaving here Friday Mr.
Johnson communicated with depu
ty Marshal Mooney, at Ft. Scolt
and received assurance that an
officer would bo Bont to take charge
of the prisoners. Tbo officer fail
ed to arrive, and after continuing
hla endeavors to get a Federal offi
cer and receiving repeated assu
rances that one would bo sent, the
officer alter holding the women
until Saturday evening, on tlie ad
vica of the city attorney, released
them, The time in which a com
plaint Bhould have been filed hav
ing expired, no other course was
open to tho officer.
While it la to ba regretted that
tt.o women have escaped punish
ment, the accused officer has clear
ed hia splendid record of any
Btain in connection with their re
lease. AFTER COAL MEN.
L. 5as Unauthorized
Alining fluit Stop.
A crusade against the coal men
in the Cherokee nation was inaug
urated by District Attorney Soper
yesterday by the institution of
nulla against Sylvester Hurst, Jaa.
Armstrong, It. A Clark, J. B.
Clark and George Brown, coal op
erators, near Kennison. The suits
are brought under the piovislona
of the Curtis act that makes it un
lawful to mine in the territory
without the authority of tho Secre
tary of tho Interior.
The defendants named are charg
ed with mining without tho con
sent of the department near Ken
nison, and disposing of thdir out
put in Kansas. Tho offense is
punishable by a fine of $1,000 and
forfeiture of all improvements.
Other suits will be instituted
against all operators who are with
out the Iliohcock license.
Thoro Is probably no dlseaso moro
dlitrosilo und uunoylnj; than piles.
Tablet's Uuckoyo Pilo Ointment Is
dally curing cjuci ot years' itcntllorj
of Itching and blceJInc piles. Tho
euro begins on the flret application, a
little pcMoyeVeanco makes tho euro
ijcte. Price, f0a In bottles.
pUpr People's drugstore, aw
0f Indian Inspector Wright,
Submitted to Interior
Of Cherokee Debt by Withdrawal
of Ani'iui.. From Invested
Fund, and H-commenJs
Final Settlement of
The annual report of United
States Indian Inspector J. George
Wright has been submitted to the
Secretary of Interior.
It contains an exhaustive review
of tho unsettled conditions exist
ing in tho territory and tho diffi
culties of the present system of
The following recommendations
directly affecting the Cherokee na
tion are incorporated in tbe com
munication: "Tho most, important and desir
ed work to be accomp'.'shed in the
Indian territory at this time by
the Government and all interested
parties is tho allotment of lands in
tbo severalty to the citizens of the
Five Civilized Tribes and the final
wiuding up of their affairs.
'!Tho existing agreements with
tho various tribes under which this
work Ib to be accomplished pro
vido that all lands shall be ap
praised and bo allotted that each
individual will receive his equal
share in the value of the same, to
ue equalized eltner In lands or
moneys of tho tribe.
"Being directed to submit such
suggestions and recommendations
as are deemed desirable for the
betterment of the conditions exist
ing in the Indian territory, I
would respectfully suggest that the
most desirable cbango would be
cdditional legislation with tbe va
rious tribes, if necessary, provid
ing for a more simple manner of
allotments of lands than tho pres
ent agreements provide.
"As set forth in detail in this
report, tho tribal permit laws are
different in each of the nations,
and cause constant friction be
tween noncitizenB and Indians, as
also much litigation in the courts.
I, therefore, renew my previous
recommendation that a uniform
system of taxation throughout the
territory be provided by congress,
the same to be used for general
purposes for all concerned, includ
ing improvement of roads and ed
ucation of come 0,000 children of
noncitizene. Under directions of
the honorable Secretary of tbo In
terior, an investigation Ib now be
ing made, authorized by congress,
for tho purpose of ascertaining
whether it will be practicable to
levy taxes throughout tbe terri
tory for such purposes.
"I respectfully renew my pre
vius recommendation that con
gress be asked to permit a sufli
cient amount of the funds of tbe
Cherokee nation to be withdrawn
from tbe.United States treasury,
with which to pay their outstand
standing indebtedness, which Ag
gregates at this time about 8800,
000 in warrants, which warrants
draw interest at the rale of G per
cent, while the nation reoeives but
5 per cent Htid less on invested
funds from the United States.
"In the various existing aggret
ments providing for allotments of
lands no provision is made for
roads throughout the territory and
as celeotioiiB are made by 01 izjna
for lands which they proponi. tak
ing ax ulloim'i.'s, r.iada are being
continually fnud by uitizeiis or
renters, cautins much trouble and
endless complaint. I thereoro
recommend that some legislation
be enacted providing for roads
and Buecteet thirty feet along oach
side of section lines ba reserved
from allotment for such purpose
throughout tbe territory."
Tho report concludes with 5
recommendation for the enactment
of a sweeping law for the protec
tion of territory game,
In Free America.
Two Indian policemen have
served on Dorset Carter, an attor
ney ol Purcell, paperBfrom the In
terior department ordering his im
mediate departure from the terri
tory under penalty of removal,
Oarter met them with a petition
for a writ of habeas corpus, which
was granted by Judge TownRend.
Bond was fixed at 8500, and tho
case will be heard at Paul's Vatley
November 27, The only charge
againat Carte,' is that ho advised
clients against paying tribal tax.
YOU CAN ALL
BKOAUSB YOU HAVE SEEN IT ON VOUW
MOTHER'S AND ORANDMOTHEn'a
STOVE AND RANGE.
YOU SEC THE NAME
aaaaaaEm-3. fr". i
i?T,vx ,- Pirrm
710 A rrl YVLE-H77Afe
fe U 0 u kj4i
This stove is handled by us exclusively by us in
Vinita, and we guarantee, every one of them io give
absolute satisfaction. Come sec them.
Barroiii Mm Conpf.
It will soon be time to think about them. Vatch
this space for my Holiday Announcement.
In the mean time if you want-anything in
call and see what I
Fine and complicated watch renatcini
Motto Not the cheapest, but th
work at all times.
S. Wilson St.
Tbe 5t. Louis
Trj Great ruwipaptr
of the World.
1 KSMEBKKKKKUKnKKKMEMB&iKBKKKBSEKKKKIEHfm k
-Mf:"' ' ' - l ' POT" 1 i -i i --iB I Mi
HI N B I l
lErP it n
mmamimmmmmmmmmmmm I i-i
You Imvo to pay so much for conl whether you fC all
tho heat out of tt or not. If tho stovo wastes tho coalf and
only extracts part of the ljeat, your coul bills are lugln r
than thoy should bo.
Thoro is ono stovo that gets all tho hont out of the
coal thoro is in it. It dooi uot wnsto a singlo degree of
heat or a singlo particle ofjcoal. The smoke it sands out
of tho chimnoy is a white Ismoko, from which every heat
giving particlo lias bean extracted.
Tho stovo that dooa tljis is tho
RoundJ Oak Stove
.(Mado by Be ikwilb, Dowagic) g g
already a source of comforf in thousands of home.
Is it in vours? 1
SPELL THIS, jm.
have to offi
: . : : :S-
Jeweler and Optician
Tl Crci Republican
Ppr of Anjcrl'-v- -
jmJ ' ' o ' :;
I. " ja. . ..'"" .." "
'fnu touiun 'XDFritnrv.
4C )-. . ikwnw'
. . ..TT - -"" 1 - . .
nit m a :;'Airj.r u tf nTJ
... . -v-v. .a. .... . -nsiTJT-rTm