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CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1902.
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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY
rj-1 s 1 If
MRS. E. R. WALLER, OF VINITA,
who has been declared by a jury of eminent artists and sculptora to be
the most beautiful woman in the Indian Territory, and as such will
be Maid of Honor to the Queen ol Beauty, Miss Annyc Mae Yeagcr,
of Monticelio, Mo., at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1903.
'Ibfh'fl'T ol being the mi at
benutliui wnnjan in (ho Indian
territory has betn awardr'd b) a
jury of eminent Artists to Mr. K,
Jt. Waller," of Vinita.
An VmiU paid lniniD In her
beauty Inst epung by selecting her
from animitf her fair daughter to
enntrrt with tho .'niroKt of Mie ter
ritury, for the honor of being ap
pointed a maid of honor tit tho
court of the Queen ot Jlt-aiily at
the 61 Louib World's Fair, 30
have thesn esthetic ntudenU of the
beautiful paid . their additional
Tho It'imans tersely described
beauty a "rnultitude In unity."
Tlio nmst claHFid features, the
most glorious eyes,, tho most del
icato coloring of velvety cheek, or
For Territorial Form ot Gov
ernment to bo Pushed
On Territories Appoints Bub-Com
mitteo to Draft 0 Bill Provid
ing for Territorial Form
(1! Government for In
dian Territory. .
The house committee on terri
tories has appointed a sub-committee
of five members to draft a
bill, providing foi a territorial
fornrbf"gbvernirient for thn In
This action is the most signifi
cant of tho ei-SHion, so far as In
dlan torrltory affairs nro concerned
and indicates that tho committee
fully realize the necnrslty of ita
mediato relief lor the territory
from the existing polnicl condl
tloiiH. The committee appointed Is
computed of Representatives Knox
of Pennsylvania; Boring, of West
Virginia, nod Dxlegito Flynn, ol
Oklahoma, republicans, Repre
sentatives Moon, of Tennessee,
and Kinley, of South Carolina,
AH of the members ol the 00m.
mltloe are in favor ol grant
ing n territorial form of govern
1 ment immediately.
The appnliitment of the com
mittee is tho result of the recess
discussion of tho bill Introduced
by Representative Moon, of Ten
nessee, providing for a territorial
form ol government.
The bill, while receiving In part
the approval ol the committee on
, territories, contained several oh-
It Is for the drafting of u sub
stitute measure that tho commit
. too b8 been appointed, and while
the Moon bill will ha tho ground
,j work for the committee's action,
ih8 objeotloiiablo features will'
hi removed and a mnro Comoro
Jtensivo instrument substituted. It
if the purpoae of tho committee to
winsome lines of ruby tinted lips,
were not honored by tho port
with the msglo word:
IJeauty was to tho Romans, as it
has been to tho eslhoto world ever
fin.ee, a combination of all there
chorms wrought in one,
o one feature to detract in ita
peculiar attractiveness Irnm the
others, but blending in perfect
harmony. 8uch Is oeauty and a
crnciotiB Nature has so endowed
with lavish band Vinitn's fairest
daughter. Mrs. E. Waller.
Tho fairest or Yinita tho fair
est of tho Indian Territory (he
home of the fairest of tho world.
Tho triumph of Mrs. Waller is
tho triumph of Vinita, and the
judgment of the judges is the tri
umph of perfect beauty.
push the bill through to a
vote, which will give the Indian
territory the first national airing
it has ever had,
A general poll of the members
of both branches of congress Indi
cates a large majority in favor of
the proposed bill, and opposition
is anticipated only on minor points
ot tho measure,
A strong sentiment has devel
oped amongst the senators onj
representatives of the southern
states against tho admission of
Oklahoma to statehood until aft
ter the granting of a territorial
form of governmant to Ibo In
dian territory, with the objeet of
later admitting them as a single
Whatever may be the result of
this opposition to Oklahoma's de
mand for immedlalo admission, it
Is certain that radical legislation
aflecting the Indian territory will
be passed at this session.
As to Medical Examinations.
ISditor Chieftain I observe in
the last 1buo rf your paper a
notice from the medical board to
physicians within their jurisdic
tion. There is nothing peculiar
in the notico or in the lact of such
I notice being given, as like boards
exist and tuoh notices are fre
quently given in the surrounding
slates and territories. But still it
seems rather exceptional that (he
board should continue to examine
from year to year qualiOed and
worthy physicians, receiving legal
compensation therefor, and at tho
same time affurd them and tho
public no protection against irreg
ular nd unqualified doctors. In
writing the abovo I am not find
ing fault with the hoard, which is
composed of excellent medical
men, out rather in 'the nature or
an inquiry . whether the law that
exacts a fee from a qualified and
reputoblo physician affords him
no p'roteotlon ageinut those that
are not qualified and who do not
pay the examination fee? N.
Goody's BlufJ, Jan. 8, 1002
The House committee on Indian
affairs hns recommended for pass
age the bill of Mr. Stephens, of
Texas, authorizing towns of the
Indian territory, with a population
ol 1000 or more, to vote bonds (nr
school huUdlngfi.eewerMnd wafer
.works Under tha existing Jaw
such bonds can bo issued only by
the approval of the seorelary of
MAY LOSE SOPER.
Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs Approves Creeks.
Request for Counsel.
His Position as D'S rlct Attorney
if he is Appointed to the
New Juh Another Can
didate fr lh PohI
The Comnilcflioner of Indian af
fair s lias Approved tho nc of th
Creek council appropriating $5000
fir the trapluyment ol counsel for
tho nation. The aot provides that
the attorney shall represent tin
nation in all matters coming be
fore tho district courts in Indian
Territory, as well as the depart
ments and congress. Similar ao
ti'-n will also be taken by Sece
tary Hitchcock within the next
few days. The approval of Ihle
act will result in considerable of a
contest over the selection of an at
torney for the nation. United
States Attorney P. h. Biper is a
candldam for the position. He
Is anxiouB, not only to retain his
position as district attorney, but
to also represent thn Indians. The
proposition, however, is not look
ed upon with favor at the in
terior depart nent-, as the inter
ests of the tribe frequently clash
with thoflo of the government. An
other applicant for tlio position is
Special Agent fcevely, of the do
partment of, th'pilnteriQr. Mr.
JHVely was fol-raerlyi latvyerand
formerly procticod in Missouri,
but gave up his business several
yearn ago to enter the government
He has coneiderable influence in
the department but is not strong
with the Indians,
Chief Porter, of the Creeks, who
has tell the power of the Soper
presence, favors Sopor's appoint
mont.but their la enough of uncer
tainly in the contest to mako it
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At the Home of Mm, Fred Kelley
In honor of Miss Dannenberg,
of Chelsea, Mrs. Fred Kelley en
tertained a number of young peo
ple Thursday at an "American
Mrs. Kelley was assUted in re
ceiving her gqosts by Misses Bes
sie Barrett and Janie Hall,
Each lady was compelled to di
vulge her idea of the necessarj at
tributes which constitute "The
ideal American man."
The gentlemen bad the easier
task of answering the question,
"What Constitutes tho American
Beauty?" in that the reception
rooms were crowded with living
Mi8B Ray Miller won the first
ladies prize and Vance McSpad
den's idea of beauty was acceptod
as the best on that important
Charley Brooks was awarded
the second prize for his grucofully
worded beauty essay.
Amongst those who enjoyed the
pleasant affair were:
MisBes Alice Cooper, Maud
Mlller.Gertie faylor.Byrd Taylor,
Tot Foreman, Ray Miller, Fannie
Kuight, Willie Troll, Bessie Bar
rett, Janie Hall, Luoy Neighbors,
(Alton), Robo Donahoo.
Messrs. Helms, Glen Cooper,
Edgar RatclifT, Herman Kit
librew, Wilton Ratcltfi, Sam
Waymer, Uoyd Hamilton, Chas
Brooke, John Greening, F. D.
Adams, Orrin Rider, Prot. Dugger,
Oklahoma's Forceful Arguments for
Admission to Union,
A copy of the memorials pre
pared at the Oklahoma statehood
convention held J 11 Guthrie Jan.
80, 1001, has been presented to
overy representative and stnntor
The memorial contains several
strong arguments for immediate
admltsion to statehood.
Alter presenting facts in connec
tion with the territory's assessed
valuation, area, agricultural pro
ducts and other subjects boaring
Upon the claim for statehood, iho
By the federal oensus of J00O
iud miHur uiu ft nopuiation or
398,331, of which l'!0,101 were of
voting ago and 147,050 of school
age, Since that limo new lands
have been opened to settlement,
then' has been a largo emigration
into all eeotlons of the territory,
and a conservative est mate places
the prpsent population at not loW
than 1 2 million Nine states have
a leu population than Oklahoma
has now 'I ho avervgn population
of twenty two state adnti ted olnce
the original thirteen was 60 113,
tho highest being only 165 270
Of tho thirty one states adml led,
four stales had lets than 60,000
population at (ho date of admis
sion; eight states less than 76,000,
nine ls than 100,000; fix Ihcb
than 200 000; one leu than 300,000,
and only three In except) Of
I be statement is hIho tmid'e: "In
all the elements thai an 10 tnnke
up an ulvanoing and progressive
civilization, tho number of its pop
ulation, and the material resources
neceseary to sustain a Mate gov.
ernnment, Oklahoma Is for In ad
vatic ol any territory ever admit
Bill Introduced in' Congress
by Representative Ste
phens, of Texas,
A bill has been introduced in
Congress by Representative Ste
phens, of Texas, providing for the
temporary allotments by the Cher
okee, Creek, Choctaw and Chlcka
saw Indians. The bill is in keep
ing with the policy of the Indian
department for the' final dissolu
tion of the tribal rplationnQLtb
lands to settlement, The nteaeurt
provides that ech Indian shall
have an allotment of 1G0 acres, or
a proportionate share ol the tribal
lands where a division with that
acreage is impossible, and that the
balance of the land shall be Bold
at auction and the money placed
in the hands of the government as
a trust lund for the Indians and
for apportionment among them at
such time as the secretary of the
interior may decide that thoy are
capable of managing their own af
fairs. Tho passage of tho bill offered
by Mr. Stephens would open near
ly a million acres of land to settle
mem, anu woutu rebuu in me
speedy settlement of tho existing
When the Territories May Present
Their Claims to Congress.
The liouto cotnri.itir.ie on Terri
tories baB organlztd ond fixed the
dates far the bearing oi statehood
On January 23; Oklahoma's
chtm will be considered. Arizo
na'o spellbinders will have the
floor on. January 31, and New
Mexico will present her arguments
A sub committee has been ap
pointed, consisting of Knox oi
Massachusetts, Boring ol Ken
tucky, and Flynn of Oklahoma, to
consider tho Moon bill creating a
territorial government for the In
Change In Marshal Force.
Leo. E, Bennett, who entered
Thursday on his third successive
term as United States marshal for
the northern district, has an
nounced the following changes in
the force, James O. Wllkernon to
succeed O, S. White as office dep
uty at Vinita, Horace B Gray to
succeed John O. Dannenberg as
office deputy at Tahiequab; Plos.
O. Thompson to succeed R. J. M.
Shriver as office deputy at Miami.
There will be no changes in the
Muskogee, Wagoner or Wewokn-I
offices, out numerous changes ais
contemplated in tho field force.
Dick blue After Pension Job
Dick Blue, the long haired re
publloan evangelist of Kansas, has
strong hopes of capturing the polit
ical shoes of H. Clay Evans as
pension commissioner. In Undo
Dlok the old veterans would have
a true friend at the helm. One
who would look for justice and the
fulfillment of the spirit ol tho law
more than for technicalities and
the evasion of the payment of just
claims. He drank from the same
canteen as me veterans ana una a
fellow-feeling. Creek ChleTtain.
How to Succeed In Business.
Keep your liver In good condition
by usirnf Slmtuonii Uvor Purifier (tin
box.) It correct Uonsitpa bm, cures
luiltueHUi'i), lilUouiueSi, stopa Head
nrtA itnf 4 vliv lissfivf. In rhrt rlnltr
Bl.M ,,. eaa mi at wnr naih.
Dor. Bold uy.l'eoplo'a urotoro. wi
Completed Their Organiza
tion With Election of Of
ficers Last Night.
On Menibetshlp Shows Splendid
Material fur the Organiz
ation of a Crack Corps
ol F-arlrss Fire
The organization of the Vinita
Volumeer Fire company was
practically completed at a meet
iigofthe members at tho Com
mercial club Thursday night.
Chief Ridenbour presided at the
The report of tho committee on
membership was read, showing
the enrollment of about sixty
A number of these are expe
rienced fire fighters and the per
sonnel of the company insures lb
development of a crack depart
ment. The election of a treasurer,
board of trustees, and the active
1 Ulcers of the company was then
taken up, and tbe following se
lected for tbe positions:
Treasurer, Ed Shanaban.
Asfiotant chief, C.A. Prelsig.
Foreman of engine company,
W B. Coley.
Foreman of hnnn rnmninr. .Tnn
Foreman of ladder company.
Frfd Voodard -. ! 1 '
Assistant foreman engine com
pany, Jim Wheat.
Assistant foreman ladder com
pany, Jim Highland.
Trusieee Jos. H. Butler, W.T.
Wade, Sam R. Frazee,J. R. Green
Ing, H. Lee Clolworlhy, W. B.
Raines, John West.
A committee composed of O. A.
Prelsig, H. Lee Clolworlhy, Jim
Wheat and Walter H. Martin was
appointed to revise tbe constitu
tion and by laws previously
adopted, and report at the next
A committeo of which Lumen
F. Parker, Jr , and H. Leo Clot-
worthy are the members, was ap
pointed to consult with the city
council in regard to an ordinance
creating the department and elect
ing the chief.
A committee composed of C. A.
Prelsig, Jim Wheat and Lee Clin
ton, was appointed to arrange for
a system ol fire alarms.
The question of tho appointment
ni a fire marshal to insure non-in
terferenco with tbe department at
fires was diecuseed and the office
will be provided for In Ibe revision
of the by-laws anu constitution.
An adjournment was then taken
until Thursday, January 16, when
the company will meet to hear the
reports of committees. The "ma
chine" is"expected from Chicago
in the near future, when tho as
signment of tbe members will be
made by Chief Ridenbour and flro
The Cherokee Board flakes Appoint
ments, ot Teachers.
KtU Rldor, principal. Lillian Alex
dndor, 1st attsttiti Mlnta Foreman,
Stilt u8ltni; Flura Lindsay, 3rd ax
BUtant; Ktdoe SUrr, 4tb asslstaot;
Miueoiu W.itu, Sih assistant. Carrie
Archer, Cherrlo Adair, music.
L M Lotian, principal. V, L Mitch-
Oil, 1st aslsaul; S J BroM, 2ud as
slstant, W,Thoroe, 3rd asslftuntflU
H KuoutiK, 4tn asiiataot; Mrs. u M
Louan, Sib a-l4tanU
COLORKD lllQIl EUHOOL.
II H Bryant, principal,
H'l of uppolntmcnln of primary
toachers, January, 11)02,
COOWKJCSCOOW KK DISTltlCT.
Vinita, Mrs M J Drowning, Mrs
Llzzlo K Athey, Anna E Lyom.
Obolsca, Muktkile Parks.
Cutale, Mrs L J Itaia.
Woit Huliit, K Pearl Drew.
CMuirah, Graco Phillips,
Nuwata, Suaio Phillips,
. Adair, Emma Scott.
Drownlnw Sprloits, Joanna Duncan.
Pryor Greek, Jonuu Ilallard.
Tuvoy, Sevola Mitchell.
- Paw-paw, Ollm Mltohell,
Claroworo, Jeuqlc F Boss, Beule
Justice, Jennlo lUrnos.
Suar Mound, Ell Tony.
Payne, Mrs Geo Vincent.
White Oak, (new) J A Hentley.
Cullltuvillo, (new) Lulu James.
Rimers, (now) Rou't Fields.
GOojo ?)eck, (colLW Il'M.
Hickory Creek, (col) Emma Win
Llt'htnloB Orosk, (col) Abblo Wag
Brush Creek, (col) Corlno Albcrty.
Mltchoi) Npnnif, L Alice Thornton.
I'lncvllle, Steve W Teak.
Mlnelialia, Shurcy M Boss.
Hooey Creek, Sadie H Sander.
Glove, Mrs A L Ballard,
Victory, Lticinda Ballon).
Eutoplu, Julldto Smith.
Hlucjacket, Jean Fiiiley.
Dcicwaro Town, Mrs M Henry.
Aurora, Watlo Woodal.
Alton, KuKenla Ku Hanks, Hcnora
Kctfthuni, It L Huvglns.
Kalrland, Mud no Ward.
Olyrapu-, Snphnnlii Fields
Hickory Grove, J W Chandler.
Ballard, Allen V -mall.
Carsolowoy, (dlnconilnucd) Kate
Moo ItldKn. (new) Levi Grltts.
Moore, (cm) Mrs It D Blackwell.
Eureka, Mrs W II Martaln.
Swim mcr, Mrs If M Morgan.
Ball Hill, Mary Davlx.
Union, J II Covol.
Granl View, Callle Lconer.
Downing. Joe L Manua.
Bug Tucker, Mrs Mulllo B Gourd.
Doutlo Springs, Mrs Llzzlo Trip-
Four Mile Branch, (col) W II
Hart,, Mrs Nannie Hatfield.
Crittenden, Roanna IUrnaRC.
Tuhlcquah, (c d)
Park Hill, Belle Cunningham.
Flint Utdge, (ool) Avery E Vann.
French, (new) Minnie L Parker.
Tahiequab, (north) Mm Betsey
Tahiequab, (oat) Mis II C Barnes.
Blue SprtORS, (discontinued).
Under, (new) Trim MorrU.
Oak Grove. Fanrtlc Stxkhler.
Hern, J F Bates.
Shllob, Mrs Pearl Baggctt.
J?cavlpe, Mary Wolfe. - . .,
TOdfDcvTHe, AlTcc llollaod.
FrSrttf, Daisy D Starr,
Sirmy r.m.t. Goo W atbj. ;",
Mulberry, L S Sandcri.
Tyncr's Valley, J E Burlington.
Taylor, James Ward.
Green, Bettle Still.
Ballard Creek, Delia James.
Whltmore, Etta Burlington.
Kansas, W V7 Whitmlre.
Pluey, (new) Mrs Frank Adair.
Elm Grove, Emma Furotuan.
Bethel, V L Flatchcr.
Cochran, Narclsa Taylor.
Bound Springs, Geo. McLemorc,
ChucaUte. Sarah Fletcher.
Rocky Mount, Mrs. Lizzie McEory.
Horn, W II UalcntliicJr.
Sttllweil, Felix N. Hoiunl.
Walnut Grove, Wm. Goit.
Fort Gibtuu, Mrs. Flora Thornton.
Three Rivers, Mrs. Mart Ueoge.
Manard, O W Wtlley.
Watlo, (cVrcd) Harrlctte Skates.
Gattleld, Mr. Sam S Sanders.
White Oak, TC Pyle.
Braggs, Eiuaia IngMtu.
Young, Gussle S-inaers.
McKcy, Bessie Howard.
Sand Town, Mary J Dixon.
Vlan. Alma O Kasb.
Terrell, L B Smith,
Campbell, Miss Hubbard.
Grcculear, (col) Lulu E Vann.
New Hope, itatilo Starr.
Stmilla, Llllle Cunningham.
Prarle Gap, Mary Hubbard.
Texaua,, John H. Piunkelt.
Bennett, Mary F Russell.
McDanlel, Callle Sevier.
Beck, O O Brown.
, Julia Russel. '
Gcrren, A LGrUham.
Webber Falls, Mrs. II Sliollon.
Union Chapel, Bottle Elflcrt.
Adair, Mono Adair.
Lone Pine, Mrs. Geo. Curtis,
nanson, J L Rogers.
Muldrow. W R Scott.
Roastlouear, Naunle R Taylor.
Belle Fontc, Mary J Swimmer.
Advance, Annie Sevier.
Red Land, Annie E Cnase.
Oceola. Mrs. Oura MoNalr Wyly.
Wlcklitle, Arthur Sanders.
Cedar BlulT, Florence Uos.
Water MIB. Ella May Coval.
Arcadia, Kate Caruolowey.
Rowe, Laura Patrick.
Elm, Henry W Moore.
Lynches Prarlo ,(coI) II W Moore.
BOARD OF PHARMACY.
Dill Introduced la Congress Providing;
for examination ot Territory
A. bill haB been Introduced in
conpresa by Repreeeotatlve Mlllor,
of Kansas, providing lor the ap
nolntment ot a board of pharmacy
for the Indian Territory. Tho bill
provides that tha names of phar
macists of acknowledged ability
and experience shall be Bubmittod
to the Indian agent at Muskogee,
aud from 4heso tbe agent shall se
lect five men, who shall constitute
a board of pharmacy for the terri
tory. Tbe bill provides that nono
but registered pharmacists shall
engage in the business of selllsg
drugs aud compounding prescrip
tions in tho territory, under re
strictions aud regulations similar
to those iu effect iu the states that
have boards of pharmacy.
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