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I fare Grape Cream or Tartar Powder
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
' Statehood for Oklahoma and
,n - fonJjijJtoiarA.
Flynn and Curtis Dills Will bo
Merged into a Meaturo That
Will Satisfy tho Com-
miltoep Strong Sen-
Statehood for Oklahoma and a
territorial form of government for
the Indian territory will undoubt
edly be recommended by tho com
mllt'e on territories at an early
meeting. Sub-committees from
y.he commitlo on territories and the
r comiriltleo on Indian affairs held
a long seeslon Thursday and dis
cussed the bills that have been in
troduced. Tho measure offered
by Delegate Flynn, of Oklahoma;
providing for statehood for Okla
homa, and the hill of Mr. Stephens,
of Texs,provJding ferslqfije state-
.hood for the two territorloe, were
considered in detail.
I The sentiment of the sub com-
mitteo wad strongly ogair.st
.tho Stephens bill, democrats and
republicans on tho committees all
agreeing that Indian territory was
'pot ripo for statehood, and that
Oklahoma was not in a position to
BESume the burden of furnishing
tfi government for the Indian terri
tory, pending tl.e release of the
Indian lands from their treaty t x
emptions from taxation. Mr
Stephens contended for single
state ood, but was finally com
pelled to abandon any effort to so
' euro favorablo consideration of his
The coinmitteea were also prac
tically unanimous in favor of
elrlk.ngout the clause of the Flynn
bill which provides for the annex
ation of Indian territory to Okla
homa a rapidly as the county
organizations in Indian territory
are perfected. DUcutBion showed
lhat the people of the Indian ter
ritory were unanimously opposed
o being cut pp into county dlvls
Ioijb and tjided piecemeal to Okla-
oma.OMo.nny oilier state or ter
ruorjv jAuy,ocales of single stale
hood opposed the Flynn method
of accomplishing tho union of the
territories. With the annexation
clause cf the Flynn bill removed,
the conlerenco informally op.
proved tho bill, and it will be re
ferred to the full committee on
territories with a favorablo reo
With the question of single
statehood eliminated, so far as the
sub commlttoe can act, tho repro.
eentatlvesof the committee on In
dian a flairs urged that sonar notion
bo tnkm looking to a form of gov
ernment for the Indian territory
They were particularly anxious
that some form of government be
tirovlded that would not levy to
leayy a burden upon tho holders
of personal properly in the torri
ory, anil would, at tjio eama llnio,
bo effective In remedying many of
(he abuses and annoyanoes that
now exist. Tho bjll offered by Mr.
Curtis, providing for tho appoint
ment ola governor and secretary
of the torritory and the olucUon of
a delegate to congress, was dis
cussed, but the demooratfo tnenv
bora of both oommittoea insisted
upon a full territorial organization
for tho territory. In the course of
(tip discussion it developed that
(he dernourats of the house ore
unilodjn their polloy of demand?
ing a separate govornmont as statoB
or territories for Oklahoma and
the Indian territory, and limit hey
will oppbso any proposition look
ing to Immedlato or future union
of (ho territories.
While no decision was reached,
it was the Bentimrnl of the com
mitteo that tho Moon bill, provid
ing for a territorial form of gov
ernment for tho Indian territory
should bo recommended, with an
amendment proposed by Mr.
Stephens, cf Texas. This provides
a method for locating county seats,
over which there has been much
ditcussion. Mr. Stephens' amend
ment provides that the town hav
ing the greatest population in each
county when the county bounda
ries have been defined shall bo the
temporary county eoat, rnd that
the permanent county seat shall
bo decided by a vote of the resi
dents at the first regular territo
Tho senate committee on terri
tories will meet Friday, and will
probably grant a hearing to some
of tho Oklahoma advocates for
IN THE U. S. COURT.
Important Land Heatings Remit
Favorablo to Cherokee Nor
An important suit has been
pending in the United Statescourt
involving tho right of occupancy
of the tuwr ie of C6ntralio, twen
miles west 01 this city.
Tho Cherokeo nation was plain
tiiT against Hargrave and othor
claimants to Cherokee citizenship
who had failed to bo admittod to
Cherokee citizenship, but who
owned valuable improvements
whero the townBilo of Centralis
now is. The case was determined
on its pleadings, the demurrer ol
defendants being over ruled. The
defendants gave notice of appeal
and the case will be carried up to
the higher courts. It is a victory
for the Cherokee nation.
Another caso somewhat similar,
only involving the rights of
Cherokee citizens to possession
of an improvement near Afton was
also dismissed on the pleading to
day I. J. Iluward against Dr. P.
Donahoe for possession of an in
struder improvement sold by the
sheriff of Delewaro district. The
case went out on failure of Dona,
boe to plead. Tho case of J. h.
Courtney against Bartles, Barn
dollar and (ilbBon has occupied
most ol the week. The suit grew
out of a sain of a car load of horses
und mules sold by Mr. Conrtney
to a party recommended by tho
defendants. It went to the jury
ACTS PASSED UPON.
Lilts Eeceived at Inspector's Office.
About Delivery of Creek
Tho following acts have been
passed upon and returned to the
Indian Inspector's oflice in this
Cherokeo act providing for rep
resentation of nation in coraplet
ing" roll of citizens. Providing
for continuance of Attorney Hast
ings before Dawes commission.
Cherokee act for pay of expenses
of regular council, 1001.
Cherokeo aot for pay of expenses
of extra session of council, Decem
Creek act in favor Of MoKellop
and Reed, attorneys in citizenship
Creek act for eief of Crum
Creek act for relief! of RoBauna
Mitchell. $ '
Creek act for relief oV William
Creek act for relief ol Hagor
Myers, John A. Myers, Lewis My
ers and Willie Lacey,
Creek resolution in "reference to
delivery of deeds," disapproved.
ATliousund Dollars Throwu Away,
Mr. W. Y. Baker of Plulnvlow,
Neb., writes -My wlfo had Iun uou
bio for over llioenyciM, Wo tried a
number of doctors utid spcntyWct a
fhotnmnd of dollars witiiuuUf ny re
lief. Hho wai very iaf and I lost all
hope, whan u fileud subdued trying
Foley' lionoy and tar, which 1 dld
thanks to ibis groat rqniedy It saved
horllfo. Hho U stronger umloojnys
bottor tmaltli thun olio has cvor
known In ton yoars. Wo shall never
bo without Foley's honey and tar ami
would utk tlioso allllctod re- try it."
For tale by Peoples drug store
Short and to the Point.
Gontlgmcn: Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepvlti I tho llucst preparation fur
tho siomnoh and bowel that I eter
utetl, Wishing you continued iuqcoss
lam you ru vury truly.
W C, KiMUUL
omi i. , Now Tniv, Michigan.
8jW bpPoupl's drug storo.
What tne Weather During this
Montll lia Deen for Fourteen
The following data, covering a
period of fourteon yoars, have been
compiled from the weather bureau
records at sprlngfield, Mo., by
Observer J 8. Hazen, for tbo
month of February, for fourteen
Mean or normal temperature, 34
The warmest month was that of
1892, with an average of 41 de
grees. The coldeflt month was that of
1809, with nn averagoof 23 de
grees. The highest temperature was 70
degrees, on tho 4th, 1890.
The lowost temperature was 29,
on the 12th, 1899.
Average dato on which: first
"killing" front occurred in autumn
Average date on which lost
"killing" frost occurred in spring,
Average for the month 254 inch.
Averago number of days with
.01 of an inch or more, 10.
The greatest monthly preciplta
was 5.22 inches in 1890.
The least monthly precipitation
was 0 81 in 1895.
The greatest amount of precipi
tation recorded in any 21 consecu
tivo hours was 1.80 inches, on tho
The greatest amount of snowfall
recorded in any 21 consecutive
hours, (record extouding to winter
of 1884-85 only), wob 7.5 on 3rd
and 4th, 1894.
CLOUDS AND WEATIIEIt.
Avoroge number of ulear days,
9j partly cloudy days, 9j cloudy
The prevailing winds have been
from the southeast.
The highest velocity of the wind
was GO miles from the northwest,
on 27th in 1890.
A Republican Jonah.
Dr. John M. Lester returned
yesterday from Washington, D
0, In reply to a nuerv as to the
the sentiment there with reference
to the legislation effecting the In
dian territory. IHo said that there
were many conflicting opinions as
to what was tho best to be done.
That so far aa he was ablo to ob
serve, the general impression pre
vails that the Indian territory is a
sort of "Jonah" in the eyes of the
republicans. If admitted without
qualification to statehood with
Oklahoma, the state would ho
Democratic, hence Flynn's bill
which proposes to absorb us by
piecemeal, digest each piece thor
oughly, see that it's republican
before taking another bite and so
on. There are many republicans
and democrats, however, who are
willing to admit Oklahoma with
its present boundary, giving tbo
Indian territory sumo sort of a
territorial form of government un
til such time as it may bo ready
for stateqood. Political expodi
ency may determino our late.
What we wont outs very little
figure. The Indian territory Ib a
political outcast and few lavora
can bo expected, notwithstanding
the reports to tho contrary. S.
J. C. Berry, who was many
years a conduotor on the M., K &
T. railway, running out of Par
sons, was killed at Merrfam eta
tion, 9 miles south of Kansas City
on tbo Frisco, at 3 o'clock Wed
nesday morning LUuy has been
breaking recently on the Frisco
and was coming out of Kansas City
on a freight train when bis train
took the siding at Merriam to per
mit another train to pass. Ho
stepped from his train on the ad
joining track and was looking to
ward the rear ol tbo freight train
when Frisoo passenger train No.
118, going into Kansas City .struck
hi m, killing him inntanily.
riore Pay tor Federal Judges.
Senator Hoar, from the commit
tee on the judiciary, Wednesday
reported favorably to the senate
hie bill inoreaslng salarios of sen
ators and representatives ellratu
ateji. The bill flxos the salary of
the chief justice of;iho United
Slates suprome court at $13,000
and of tho asBociato juBtlcoa of
that court at $12,600; of circuit
judges at 7,500 and of dlstrlot
judges at- 80,259. Tho Balary qf
tho chief justice of tho court of
claims is made 80,125 and that of
the associate justices 85,025.
Homo dried fruit pcacuo. and ap
ple 6 els per pound at Ualoatlnus,
VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1902.
The Postofiice Should be Closed
Along With Other Uuslncaa
Not long ago some of the minis
tors In town devoted their Sunday
morning sermon to tho subject o.
Sunday Observance a laudable
effort on their part In these days
of Sunday picnics, cards, tennis
and skating. .But all the sermons
in tbe world will not efiect the
populaco nor purify tbo Sunday
whilo (ho peoplo in the pews the
laity go on indulging in theso
Church members wonder why
the churches aro not more numer
ously patronized, when they them
selves perhaps only perfunctorily
have attended church and they
rush for their luncheons and
ecramble pell-mell to tbe woods
for the afternoon, saying that they
have been to church once, think
ing thus to excuse themselves. The
very fact of their trying to palliate
their plcnio Bhows that they con
sider it unbecoming for tho holy
day of the week.
s But thero la Btili another cauce
which retards a fuller attendance
at church- Now it is not a ques
tion whether all men would go to
church or not, but this is an art
icle to establish a fact of which
but little cognizance is now taken,
viz tbe feverlBb haste and desire
to get and answer mail in tbo of
fices on Sunday.
The writer knows that many of
the men who get mail and do their
ofilco work on Sunday, disregard
ing the commandmont "Remem
ber the Sabbith day," care not
to come to church, but he
also knows that In many cases the
diatribuiing of mail on Sunday
acta simply as an excuse for many
who would otherwise attend
bouses of worship.
Tbo little business ol this town
that accumulates nn Sunday
could surely be postponed till
oionuay, when one considers thai
large cities, Now York, Boston,
Philadelphia, etc., Dover distrib
uto mall or even open the posiol
Oca on Sunday. See also the four
or live men who are kept at tbe
postofiice all day, never getting an
opportunity for church attendance
because some men desire to have
their mail as their excuse for nut
doing that which they know they
ought to do,
Now in view of all those condi
tions, will not they oan if they
will the businets men of tblf
town, who desire to do something
practical toward Sunday Observ
ance, reBolve that they will not
frequent tbe postofiice or their
businees on Sunday, lotllno their
offices and stores rest from Salur
day night till Sunday morning?
No one knows tho perplexities
and complications of the problem
of Sunday observance belter than
the writer, but hq is assured that
lor Vinita and all other small
towns, the closing of the Postofiice
for tho entire day would be the
tirst step toward tt practical aboil
tiilon of all Sunday work. The
other problems would soon right
themselves once tho managers and
proprietors of Bteres and factories
ooncludea that tht-v would let
business rest for one day in tbe
week, aa they themselves like to
rost. Tbe idea is, tako awav the
excuse for frequenting offices and
desks on Sundays the reading
and answering of mail and mn
would stay at homo, or pbrbaps
go to churoh, having no "nreseinc
duty''(?) to retard.
Let us hope for eomelhlng bet
ter then, soon but unless the men
of tho town take some such action
you will never see a pure Sunday.
Nevor a Puritanical observance,
but an observance ol Sunday act
uated from motives of reBpect and
love for the worship of God. which
la to bo given him, hy bis com
mand, In tbe congregation on tbe
Shut Out the tlonest Momeseekers.
Ovr seven hundred rallnqulsh
menta havo already been rr.tde in
itio land offices at FA Reno and
Lawton. This means that over
seven hundred men who drew
farms In the government lottory
havo Bold their claims, It will be
remombered that the lottery plan
was adopted as .the beet means ol
shutting out land speculators.
But It seems to havo been a great
failure. It waa just as easy for
speculators tc linn up at tho regis
tration offices as it was for home
Boekers, and the npeculatora stood
an etiual aliow, Now honest home
seokere aro privileged to buy
homes in the torritory if they can
raise the price demandei by the
Burton and Mulvane of Kanias Mnit
A diffpr.oh from Washington
says that tho interior department
baa ordered Mr. Burton, brother of
tho senator, and David Mulvane,
Senator Burton's right bower, to re
fund to tbe treasuries of tho Chick
asaw and Choctaw nations re
spectively the money they havo
drawn as attorneys for the nations
Ills held by the department
that the appointment of these at
torneys was made without tbe ap
proval of the president. On the
contrary President MoKinky une
quivocally expressed his disap
proval. In face of this opposition
the attorneys were appointed and
have been paid out of tho general
Each attorney gets 35,000 a year
under the contract and tho depart
ment holds that they are a luxury
which may be readily dispensed
with without jeopardizing tbo in-
iuicmh ui me inuians. i no na
tions havo well paid delegates to
Washington and they also have
high salaried local attorneys. The
department concludes tho nations
aro well supplied with lawyers
without creating sinecures for po
A BIG JOB.
3300 Cherokee Citizenship
Cases Now Uocketted.
Few people who are not familiar
with tbo routine work of the at
torneys for tho Cherokee nation
realize the enormous task they
havo before them.
There aro now decketted 1,270
doubtful and contested Cherokee
cases and as many more freedman
cases, making at present date over
2,500 cases that will have to ba
sifted out by the attorneys. The
procedure in these cases ia almost
tbe same at tbat of a lawsuit. The
attorneys go before the commis
sion, and whenever an applicant
for enrollment presents himself
tho Cberokce attorneys are pres
ent and his testimony taken down.
A brief of this is made, and in any
case which tho attorneys desire
more information a copy of tbe
testimony is given. These cases
are then made up into a docket
and proceeded with as if they
were cases at law. Then begin"
the difficult task of proving or
disproving whether the claimant
Is entitled to enrollment. Wit
nesses must be summoned to ap
pear and such other steps taken as
are necessary to got evidence in
each case. Sometimes the wit
nesses are summoned by mail, out
more ulten by a marshal. TheBe
witnesses get five cents mileage
each way and 82 per day for their
Tho force at work ia getting on
fairly well with the work, but the
end is not in sight vet. Musko.
ROLLS AND ALLOTMENT.
Concrcss Will Not Interfere With
the Work ot the Dawes Com
mission. Attorney Edgar Smith returned
yesterday from Washington, D
C, where be bad been on business
before the supreme court. Mr.
Smith is quite well acquainted in
Washington and whlld not on a
political errand in any sense, did
not fail to bear a good deal about
Indian territory and itsanomolous
conditions. From bearing the
matter discussed from many dif
ferent standpoints, Mr. Smith is
of the opinion that tbo Dawes
commission will not bo interlered
with, but tbat lie work will be
pushed along the lines already
mapped but and in operation. The
completion of tbe rolls of citizen
ship and tho ultimate allotment of
the land ia the thing desired first.
Aa to the question of statehood, ho
thinks Mr. Flynn will not be al
lowed to dictate entirely what will
be done, and it is his opinion that
Oklahoma will have to wait. The
leading democrats in both housea
favor two BtateB and will prevent
any legislation looking to the
plsce-meal absorhtion of the five
iribee. The Indian territory, he
says, is attracting a great deal ol
atlenllou, and members are care
fully trying to acquaint themselves
with tho true conditions here,
New Century Comfort.
Millions aro dally Undiog a world u(
comfiir; in Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
It kills pain from burnt, scalds, cuts,
hruisoi; conquers ulcew, and fover
tore! cures eruption, salt rhetim,
bolls and felons; remove corns and
warts. Uot pile euro on earth, Only
'.Bo ut the People uud tho A, W.
txjroiujtn droit stoics.
First Hundred Cases Docketted
(tins February to
Tho docket of the Aral 100 oon
tested Cherokee enrollment oasec
has been sot, and tho firal cases
will go before the Dawes commis
sion February 10 for final disposi
tion. Before tho date sol for the final
disposition of tbe oases parties
whose claims have boen contosted
by the Cherokee nation can file
additional testimony. After that
dale none will be hoard. If the
Cherokee nation, by its attorneys,
desires to add additional testi
mony, the parlies against whom
the testimony is filed must be
In many of tho cases tho attor
neys for tho Cherokee nation have
found oviderw sufficient to justify
tho claimant to admission, and
theso caaeB will not be furthei
contested, the attorneys so report
ing. The claims will go beiore the
Dawes commission for final dia.
position, and it is not known how
long it will be before a report is
made on tbem. Tho cases are
docketed as follows
Nora A. Webster.
Minnie Blevins et al.
Joseph Ann Hall.
William P. Randall.
Thomas J. Davis.
Leonora Pralher et al.
Andrew M. Cooter.
Napoleon P. Blythe et al.
William W. Niemeyor et al.
Sarah E. Niemeyer et al.
AdolphuB W Dirtseller.
Thomas I Dodsou.
Charles H Lassley.
Hiram M Wood el al,
Martin S. Stokes, ,
Lucrelia Q Hunter.
Frances E Forbes.
Lucinda Cannon. '
Maud Hunter et al.
Hugh E Dupley.
Charles W Devine.
Franklin It Mitchell.
Martin H Bradford.
Cordelia C Ellis.
Gilbert T. Thompson.
AlliBon Thompson et al.
James K Thompson et al.
Mary Crittenden et al
French Scott et al.
Colnmbus M. Reeves.
William G Brown.
Matthew J Whitfield.
Mary Feather et al.
Mike L Bracket.
Mary While et al.
William J White.
Thomas J While.
Caledonia S Sumpter.
George E Lowey.
James A White
George W White. '
Mrs. Effio Denton.
William II Smith.
Martha Smith ot al.
Wm. Smith Jr.
Clara M Buudinot.
Susau J Adair.
Willium M Wilaon.
Alexander B Olnpp,
Fannie Overtaker ot al.
Alice Ross et ai,
Tyner et al,
Been Hunting Twenty Years.
Wlulteld, lo., Nov, 3t, 1000.
Gentlemen: t write to say that I
have been troubled with dypopU
and IndJaostlun for tbe past twenty
years, auit nave tried many mwilolnoa
and spent much tuonor to no puruoto
Uuttl I tried Dn, Caldwell' Svrui)
I'epslu. I have taken two bottle uud
urn entirely rellevod ot all stomach
trouble. Icautiot say too much In
favorjol thU remedy. I cheerfully
rcouimiiQud a to alt sufferers from In-
Sold by Puoiilu'
'igsffHwk ' flw
1 . '-tr1 Mli
A P"! A XT)C r - T -
tAiitiy a DCoZi rKiciNU i
Yet it is the hardest friend a man ever
had to keep. If you qan use sme ood
common lumber just now, we rjan Save
you quite a bit. This is just thething for
putting up sheds and such, so if you want
some of it, got here before it all grdei.
And any time you need lumber or
building material lime, cement, plaster,
paints, oils, etcand want your money's
worth, here is the place to get it.
P. G. BROWNING El CO.
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First National Bank,
, tymiTA.jsDiAN thuritory. .
r s&wjejt. '
Oldest ami Strongeat National Bank in the Cherokee Nation.
ZfSJZiS r' " s-.rxArsKit. A.L.aiucmu. i a
KATCUrF, ir.A.GXAHAM. I.O.HAU..O W. CLARK, V h.UALSEU.
with its cold dull weather. At (Mrs) Bnlontiuo's
store it is not so dull as it might bewe linvo n
uico jargo stove ana Keep it wnimnnd plonty of
GROCERIES NICE AND FRESH
Trade is fairly good for tins time of yont-aivrrTr'
will bo pleased to have my friends call aim see mc
and pntroniae my storeand will Uy and make it
to their advantage to do so. Itespectfully,
MRS. H. BALBNTINE,
If you want a good one, and want to
feel safe about it come to Foreman' We
have a pretty lino at such reasonable price,
and wo guarunteo to show you something
that will please in qualify and pneo. We
make a specialty of jewelry, watch and
dock repairing. Come and see us.
The flight o( time U uiont cotneuictuly ruxdd In a Iiouk U
good clock. I ue them J ,u ,, ,! hAM,
Good Nlc&le Alarm Clock for only oSc -night
Day Clock, Strike and Alarm, $.50.
Handsome Porcelain Clock, Bight Day, $8.50.
Wutuyou wftuta cloc sJUul!Hi? wtrnt i Jtavs.
Matto-Not (h? timt to. te t&T wwk i alt ifm
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done at tills office, Priced alw ;
consistent wfth material and work
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