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Tim SIN OP l.YINa.
Last Sunday's International San
Jtd day Bohool leBon, tho ono studied
p-'by all the Sabbath schools of
,t Vinita, was on the subject of lying.
$.Tho two champion liaia In the
jjlS1, lesson wore members of the church
fcf'but it should not be Inferred that
n.i" lhe lin,B ora ft" in ,ho ohurohoB,
b j"hor ovon n majority of them. It
mea is a good deal easier to practice
rrc lying outside of tho church than
aij lnide, and don't look nearly so
A,l bad Like the evil spirit whom
g JeMiM encountered, lying is a sin
co whose name is legion: Insincerity,
d( sham, humbug, quackery, deceit,
dmhoncety, fraud, forgery, per
jury. It Is the companion, helper
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ui'ii uiumg ijiiud ut an uiuci riuo.
It belpa to prepare forand to plan
tlifm, and to make an escape after
Ihnlr commission. It helns lust
7 and theft and murdsr and all the
crimes In the catpgory. Much of
the evil in business consists in
some form of falsehood. It leads
Lto cheating, in short weights and
short measure, in the adulteration
of goods, in counterfeiting and all
bue imitations. Politics is its
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Iieboicest Held, tbero it buds,
flowers and ripens its fruit, it Is
the seat of all official corruption.
It makes promises impossible of
fnlfillment, il misrepresents op
paents, perverts their utterances,
turns black into whito, and white
Id' black. In social life it makes
'the curse of insincerity, it under
; mines character and destroys con
jfidence. A potent reason for so
. ' much unbelief and infidelity in the
world is the Ina'e untruthfulness
The Bible consigns the incorrig
ible liar to outer darkness, a mltd
designation of hell.
, WILL, TUB ROLLS HE CLOSED?
A matter that has elictoda great
.deal ot argument among Cherokee
'oitizens, is whether the Dawes
commission will really close the
rolls on July the first as announo
ed. Many Intelligent Cherokee
citizens take the position that the
rolls of citizenship cannot b
closed until all are enrolled. The
Chieftain doos not share In such a
belief, and is of the opinion that
that such advice is dangerous to
those who pereiBt in remaining on
the rolls. It is clearly the policy
of the government to enroll all
who are eutltled and to take what
ever time is necessary to accom
Isn It, but it stands to reason
iat work must necessarily come
an end, and that the time must
J. fixed when no more names will
. be allowed to go on. The DaweB
commission has been almost two
years engaged in making a roll of
Cherokees, and so far as we have
been able to judge, have wo ked
diligently and constantly. There
is no profit at this time in specu
lating as to whether the Interior
department is really in earnest or
just bluCQlng. The part of good
sense would be to go before the
commission and enroll without de
CREEK LAND SHARKS.
Chief Pleasant Porter of the
Creek nation is in Washington
- asking protection for his people
from the land sharks, who are
if jjruuiibaiijr ausuiuiug ma lauua ui
that nation. It is worthy of re
mark that not one newspaper in
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II1H UrtTCK. tUULlIY UOD fBIBUU 1IB
voico against this cap sheaf of du
plfcitv and fraud being practiced
to defeat tho law and to rob the
Ind.ans of their birthright. The
most venal, ard abject slavery of
n free preen and free speech in the
' annals of this country. The Dawes
. commiSHion allowed their records
lto be stolen bodily from their of
I Jicee and to be used in swindling
tlie Indians, upeniy and .unulush
fiigly, and the voice of not one pa
pr in me ureeic country was
raised in protest against tnis nigu
handed and unusual csbo of rob
. ,ry, Jor tuure is no ether name
r it. oucu a spirit ofcommer
sIIbui with tho apparent sanc
Hon of the emlanriea of the gov
eminent ol the United States is
the most shameful pago in tho
history of Indian affairs.
Tho state board of pardons of
iMiuueaota refused to grant the
h ounger Brothers an uncondltion
il pardon, and they will have to
remain in the state of Minnesota.
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The Vinita Commercial club Is
an organization to look alter tho
growth and development of the
town. It induing a good work,
and has already accomplished
much, There are those among
our citizens and business men who
do not belong to it, and are not In
sympathy with its methods and
its work. This cannot be helped
at present. They have n perfeot
right to stay out If they sc elect.
As was slated by President Rat
cliff last night at the meeting of
the club: "If the organization
had done nothing else, tho im
provement of the roads about Vi
nita was worth nil the time and
money spent." But many other
things have been and are being
accomplished. The Commercial
club Is a good body of clearheaded
business men and "does things."
Did the Cherokee nation ever
authorize Rob't L. Owen to collect
money due it from the govern
ment? II not, why is he not re
(trained frotn representing himself
as the agent of tho Cherokoes to
collec the four millions due from
the government? Ho sought the
job Irom the national council but
was turned dewn. It would re
quire something more than to be
kicked down stairs to" cause the
colonel to take a hint.
The indications are now that the
fficeholding fraternity in the In
dian territory, the carpetbag ele-
ment, will in some manner control
legislation for the present with
reference to tho Indian territory
Hnd Oklahoma. The present gov
ernment, or rather lack of govern
ment, is ideal from their stand
point, for the most of them
mo drawing much better nalarioe
than they drew in Kitnsas and
Missouri, in Illinois and Ohio.
The political kaleidoscope at
Washington is just now favoring
the country with a great divers
ity of views with referenco to the
future of the Indian territory and
Oklahoma. Jn these transitional
and perplexing times only tbe
foresight of a prophet could teil
what a day will bring. There is,
however, satifeaction in tbe fact
that we are not to standabsolutely
With all that has been said in
and out of congress, there is no
indication that Indian teiritnry
Till not eventually be annex-d to
Oklahoma Flynn has a bill at
taching tbe Quapaw country to
Oklahoma, wmcb of course is on
tbe theory that at some future
time the balance of tbe territory
will be annexed also. Oklahoma
will have thx making of the con
stilution and tbe dictation of termx
The man in Vinita, be hi
church relationship what it may,
who has not helped Willie liaise!)
college by investing some money
in the institution, cannot be class
ed as public spirited. There are
a few men of means who have
never given tbe school a dollar
and perhaps never will, but their
narrowness is only tbe more ap
There is a world of difference in
a man who has been elected to of
See by tbe suffrsge of bis neigh
bora and fellow citizens, and the
fellow who has been appointed to
office in payment of some real or
imaginary political debt, Tbe bis
t'ry of a republican form of gov
ernment is that tbe people are
worthy of trust and can very prop
erly select their own rulers.
Every few days the enemies of
single statehood assure us that the
matter is nettled that we are to
have two states, and that the tingle
statehood idea baa been laid to
rest, its tomb ssaled and a guard
set to watch it, but lo and behold!
some one rolls the stone away,
and single statehood stalks abroad
It is like Banquo's ghost, it can
not be downed.
The prompt and intelligent ac
tion looking to the relief of the
fullbloods ihat is now being taken
by Chief Bulfington and tbe of
ficials of tbe interior department
is encouraging, Tbe Chieltaln
has spared io pains to gather cor
reel information as to tbe true
condition of these unfortunate peo
ple and is gratified at the action
looking to their relief,
W. L. Troit, an intelligent
member of tbe Cherokee national
council is of tbe opinion that an
effort should be made without de
lay to relieve the suffering of
those fullblood Cherokeee who are
known to be in destitute circum
stances. Mr. Trott thinks tbe
matter should be presented at
Washington and appropriation al
lowed for relief.
Cotton Is a good crop for the
merchant, but not always good for
the farmers. It is a cash crop, but
tbo cash is seldom left in the
pocket of the man who raises the
crop. Wheu cotton is tbe exclu
sive crop it is Ibo most degrading
of all farming on account of the
universal enlistment of child labor
In its cultivation and gathering for
People Who dm't visit Vinita
nfien express Burprieo at its con
slant growth. Thoso of us who
nre here day by day through the
year do not fully realize that the
town Is growing and expanding
continually, Let every man who
Is interested in tho future of the
town not fail to ipeak a good word
for her at home and abroad.
The worst tr ubln with Soper's
bill recently introduce I providing
for a government of the Indian
territory, is that all tho offices nre
appointive Uut Ihat is about the
only way many of Soper's friends
would ever hopi to get office. The
people of ilio territory are not to
bo trusted to elect their own offi
cers under the Sopor plan.
Is it not about time the Indian
Territory Press nssociatian was
pr- poring for a rousing spring
meeting? There is no state in tho
union that has a more talented, a
more pairl-tic, or a more inde
pendent and untrammeled news
paper fraternity than the Indian
terriiory. Let's have a rousing
The latest advices from WaBh
ingtnn indicate Ihat the prospect
for statehood for Oklahoma at this
seeclon of congress is extremoly
doubtful. The republicans put
the matter upon a purely political
basis, as also do the democrats. It
now lonkrt like Oklahoma would
have to whIi until the Indian ter
ritory Is ready.
The people of Vinlm, and espeo
ially those who have contributed
toward tho organization of a fire
brigade are getting anxiuUH to
know what 'ihs bi-coma of the ap
aratus ordered weeks and weeks
ago. The town is as helpless ns
it was before the money was put
up for tho fire company.
Tho timR Rill come, as it must
come, when the men who have
lent their i' fiuenco against stato
hood with Olahnma will be
known The thing they are doing
is to keep the territory from hav
ing a hand in making the consti
tution and laws that are to govern
tbe coming state.
The predjudlce thai in beinz en
gendered against carpetbag rule in'
the Indian territory is being in
tensified as fast as tbe days go by.
When the time comes, in the
course of events, when the people
oi tnis territory msy elect tneir
own officials, no carpetbagger need
VinitaV newspapers are not in
any sense behind the times in
point of general advancement.
They are known and quoted all
over the two territories and far in.
to the states The newspapers aro
what they aro, however, in spite
of, and not by the aaeistance of
some ol our cii'z-ns
The Chieftain rejoices that the
prospect is good that the destitute
fullblood Cherokee are to be help
ed witb food and clothing to help
them Ibrouuh the present cold and
barren weather. The reward for
helping these starving people is
not for this world, but is reserved
for the next.
The relation between the Vinita
merchant and tbe country farmer
and stockman has never been
what it should have been. Their
in'erests mut bo mutual, and one
cannot prosper without the other,
and therefore each should study
the needs of the other.
Since the recent developments
in the Creek land scandal tbe
masses are becoming suspicious ol
the Dawes commisnion. Tbe feel
ing openly expressed is, that pri
vate land records that vitally con
cern tbe Indians are nut as safe as
they should be.
While the Commercial club is
agitating the queetion of better
etreetB In Vinita, and better high
ways adjacent to il, the matter of
better sidewalks should also be
taken up. Vinita's sidewalks are
an eyesore lo every resident and
Dennis Flynn has introduced a
bill for organizing the Indian terri
tory into counlieB, which is very
unfair to Vinita. He has another
bill, however, annexing the Qua
paw country to Oklahoma and
making Miami the county seat.
When C rue Leland rescued his
nephew, Pliny L Soper, from ob
livinn, and turned him loose on
the Indian territory, he exercised
tbe vision of a prophet. He was
cutting out a United Slates senator
for tbe greatest e'tato in tbe south
Poor old DeWet, tbe beleag
ured Boer leader, has lost hia last
cannon and nearly all his men, yet
refuees to surrender. Of such stuff
heroes are made, and of such pa
triots the old world is altogether
Trying to do business without
advertising is like trying to navi
gate a ship without a compass
Give the people of tho Indian
territory tho ballot and they'll do
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Tho Way and Statehood Par
tisans arc Rapidly Losing
Of the Twin-Territories the Argu
ment to bo Incorporated In
Committee Report in Da
lense of Adverse Ac
tion. Advocates of statehood for the
territories aro losing hope of fa
vorable action from congress at
this session Few of them expect
a favorable report Irom the com
raitteo which has been holding
hearings lor a month past.
It might be possible to secure
lavorabln action from (he house if
there was any hope ot the senate
yielding to the demand of the
western people, but tho senato ai
it now stands is unalterably op
poRed to increasing the member
ship from tho smnllor western
states with their leanings toward
the democratic pnrty.
If Indian territory nnd Oklalm
ma had appeared belore congress
united and enthusiastic for single
statehood lor both territories it
might have been difficult for con-
gtnxB lo bavo ignored tbo appeal.
There would hnvu been no really
good reason lor turning down
i he application for admission
made by 1 000,000 peoplo ol a
stable and wealthy community.
Indian territory and Oklahoma,
however-nre (killing onch other.
Indian territoiy fears i s absorb
tion by Oklahoma, and the Indian
element in Indian territory nisi
realizes that if it wae governed by
n vote of tbe people, the 300,000
whites would concede little au
thorlty to the 75,000 Indians who
now reully control the situation
fins war between the people of
two sections of practically one ter
ritory is sufficient excuse to pre
vent serioUB consideration ol the
claims lor statehood for a commu
nity n hich would at once send two
senators and five members of the
houxeto Washing'on as its dele
gation in the national council.
Arizona is democratic, as also is
New Mexico. Nnther ol these
territories poseeie8 the claims to
consideration posfessed by Okla
homa, and wl.ile the people of
hose territories ore making a
brave and strenuous Gght for state
hood, they have little show of se
Another pbaBe of tho question
which has been taken into consid
eration, especially in the senate, in
regard to Oklahoma is the shift
ing character of the majority vote
in that section of the United
Slates Should industrial depres
sion come once moro to the west,
it is said, Oklahoma would follow
tbo ttund so noticeable through
that entire belt. Nebraska, Kan
san and Oklahoma are settled by
practically tbe same olasB of peo
ple and their political tendencies
are agrarian or, as it is more com
monly called, populibtic. It will
be a long time and conditions will
have to change, materially belore
the senate will agree to increase
its membership Irom territories ol
this political character.
The admission of Montana, Utah,
Idaho and the Dakotas has served
the purpose of bringing about an
uitracouservatlve attitude toward
tbe admission of any more Bttites,
and while Oklahoma can ehow
greater reason for consideration
than any territory which has been
made a slate, il will probably be
some time before even ihat com
munity receives tbe privilege of a
Numerous Doubtful Cases are
Speelul to Dully Ctileftaln.
Muskogee, 1. I',, February 12,
1002 The United States commix,
sion to the five civilized tribes has
today set the following Cherokee
Doubtful case' lor final bearing:
Febhuary 26tii, 1002.
Arch e E Jhurninn.
Orville E I'hornti n.
Febhuakv 27tu, 1002.
Henry Jektns, et al,
Maude flaker, et al,
Josep'i B Ladd, et dl.
Artua D Smith, et al.
Hattie F Smith, et al.
Fleming II Wesson.
Emery S Thompson.
Alta Theurer, et al.
OoIoytiUKh Harlow, et al,
Sterling Colston, et al,
John M Ridenhour, el al.
Harry A Kelley.
Abram Hook, ot al.
Anna E Lamar, ot al.
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Two bays of Matchless
In going: through our
shoe store wo found a num
ber of odd lots of ladies,
misses and childrens shoes
and mens and boys boots
shoes and rubbers which
we mean to close out at
once. If you are interested
in any kind of footwear it
will pay you to visit our
store to see the bargains we
are offering in all kinds of
boots and shoes.
Our styles and the qual
ity of our shoes in the liner
grades are superior to any
thing shown in Vinita for
the prices we ask.
W. R. Badgett
ii!!ii5ii iSfilfiiieiS 1HHM11 WH ffiiiiilMHiSMil
Amanda E Howell.
Robert O 0ven, ot al.
Alona N J Hibbs, et al.
Edward R Oouch.
James M Smith, ot al.
Mary Etlen Eli, et ai.
John II Miller, et al.
William L Singleton, ot al.
William W Russell, et al.
Robert I. Ralston, et al.
John B Brown.
Charles L McCluro, et al,
Daniel B Davis.
Garland McDonald, et al,
Thomas F Thompson.
William D Thompson.
Charles N Martin.
MuBkoge, I. T. Feb 11 The
following doubtful cases have been
set fur hearing February 11th.
Elijah E Ulingan.
Feu 25, 11)02.
John M Barlow.
William E Dupree et al.
John W Martin.
Geo W Franklin et al.
Mrs Kate Blakeney.
Fed. 20, 1002.
Mary J. Taft el al.
Perry H Beepon.
John W Horn et al.
Julia A Moore et al.
Emma J Samuels et al,
Minnie E Walton.
John J Dameron.
John R Troll el al.
William O I'rott et al.
Charles Blalook et al,
George W Hicks et al.
James R Bivln,
Henry II Long ut al
Harvey S Maples.
Newton T Martin.
Jessica R Nivens et ul.
Willis Battles et ul.
Mary O Allen.
Enns Q Martin,
DarlUH B Troth.;
John W Ellis.
Rebecca Oondry ot al.
Samuel Frailer et al.
Rutus Miller etal.
Carrie L Bingham,
Mnttio L Butler el al.
Nora Mor -house et al.
Andrew O Harlan. ct al
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For the Politician is Soper's
Plan for Territory Gov
For the Faithiul by Appointment
and is an Inspiration for
Carpet-bag Dreams of
a Republican Ma
chine. When Pliny Leland Soper was
matriculated from the political
kindergarten, conducted by Gyrus
LeUnd, his uncle and mentor, he
was abundantly and wonderfully
Those who were not acquainted
with the fact wero soon informed
to that effect. Ho announced that
he had come out of Kansas, to do,
liver the territory, and that he
was slriokly "it "
By judicious displays of a su
perior quality of arrogance, and
an occassional exhibition of al
most human intelligence in con
verse with those who would not
swallow the arrogance, ho was
speedily crowned "it," by the
He Is now at work to "deliver"
the territory, gagged and bound,
to his faithful brothers in while
and blaak. He has prepared a
a bill for introduction in congress,
which will inspire "warrant
dreams" among those who are
The following synopsis evi
dences the lack ol faith which Mr.
Boper has in tbe judgment of the
people, so ho thoughtfully pro
vldes lor a "government by ap
pointment." The bill provides for tbe ap
pointment ol a commissioner who
shall be ex officio a member of the
Duwes commtssian,nnd an attorney
generul who shall bo legal adviser
ot that body. His bill provides
for the uppointment ot a county
judge in each of thirty-eight coun
ties, Into which the territory is
divided by his bill. The county
judge shall have full jurisdiction
in probate matters and jurisdiction
in minor tnlsde aeatinrs and In civil
oases of certain classes, It pro
I vidjjB fur the appointment of a re
For the Ladies, Misses and Children
Ono lot of infant's dongola slioos, sizos 2 to 5, good unci
sorviconblo, to closo por pair 1Co
Ono lot infant's slioSs, fort-ior prlco was 00 to 75c,
your choico, por pair '8c
Ono lot child's dongola shoos, former prlco 75c to .$1.00,
your ulioico, por pair only; 0
Ono lot child's split kip polkas, worth 50c a pair, your
ohoico for only c
Ono lot ohildron's box and kangaroo calf, sizos 8 lo 18,
our rogular .$1 and 1.25 shoos, to dloso at 8Sc
Ono lot missos dongola shoos, with hools, sizas 12 to 14
worth 1.50, to closo at 08
Ono lot ladies' and missos' shoos, not it pair in tho lot
worthless than 1.25, and a groat many of thorn worth
2.06 and 3.00, your choico now for 08c
Ono lot child's rubbors to oloso at 10c
Ono lot mi.ssns' rnhhnrs. our rncrulnr HGc solloi'8, to closo
thorn out wo havo marked thorn
lot of lndius' rnlibors. worth GOc
in nlnQO tlinw rtn nt.
.,.; fav. ..v
Boots and Shoes for Men and Boys.
Ono lot mon's laco kip shoos worth 1.25 a pair, lo closo
thoy aro marked down to 88c
Ono lot grain hucklo shoos, rogular 1.25 quality, wo will
closo thorn out at 8c
Ono lot congross grain shoos worth 1.25 por pair, your
choico whilo they hist at 8c
Ono lot mon's satin calf shoos, worth 1.25 por pair, to
closo out thoy will bo sold at 88c
Ono lot mon's satin calf shoos, worth 1.35, to oloso aut
tako your choico at 98c
Ono lot boys' satin, calf laco shoos, sizos 3 to 5, worth
1.25, marked to closo at 88c
Ono lot boys' oil grain boots, good and sorvicoablo, 1 to
5, worth 2.00, to oloso at 8c
Ono lot mon's split kip boots, 8 to 11, choap.at 1.75, to
closo out tako your choico at 1-38
Ono lot inun's rubbors, wortli 75c, to closo at -10c
Ono lot mon's storm rubboro wortli GOc, closo out 15c
Ono lot boys' storm rubbors, strictly high grade goods,
sizo 3 to 5 i, worth 75c, at 08c
Ono lot boys' rubber boots, wortli 2.00, at USc
Ono lot inon's rubbor boots, strictly first clabs quality,
wnH.li Q.nO. to olosn nt. 1 . IS
corder in each county, and ex
tends Mansfield's digest chapter
on conveyances over the territory.
At each county seal !b n deputy
United States marshal, who shall
havo and exercise the powers of a
sheriff. It also provides forndolo
gate in congress.
The latter office, by tho grace of
Pliny Leland 8opo' and the con
gress of tho United States, will he
tilled by tho people.
COURT OF CLAIMS.
Take up UeawareClutrokee
Case Next Month.
Tho attorneys for the Datawares
have filed their brief in the suit
for possession of Cherokee lands,
with tbe court of claims, and the
case will be taken up, at soon as
tho attorneys for the Charokees
submit their brief.
The answer of the Cherokeos
will be completed and filed within
a month, and the ctso will be ad
vanced for hearing.
The taking of testimony was
completed about four months ago,
since which time the attorneys
have been engaged in preparing
the voluminous briefs necceaeary
in court of claims cases.
Attorneys W. T Hutchings of
Muskogee and John J. Hemphill
of Washington are representing
tbo OborokeeB and attornoy Wal
ter Logan of New York for tbo
The suit involves the title to
157.G00 acres of tbe national lands
and Ib one of the most important
of the many legal battles the na
tion is involved in.
Forged a Check.
A check was forged on tbe
Browning Lumber Co., lest night
for 88 70 at the A. B, Nichols
Butcher shop. Tho check was
presented in payment for 70 cents
worth of meat and lard, and was
on the Cherokee National bank,
The name of the firm was mado
with a rubber stamp and II. O.
Miller, Manager, name written, It
was a very bungling ptoco of work,
tbe name of the firm being P. G,
Browning & Co,, instead nf Brown
ing Lumber Co Tho iorgery was
discovered ut the bank, as the
company banks witb the first Na
tional, It Is Bupposed to be tbe
same outfit operating at Mus
kogee a few days ago.
That Stepbons bill is tbo best
thing for tho Cherokeee that has
been oflsred, It gives them 100
aorB to tho head, considerably
more than a fair division of all
their lands would aflurd,
a nail, small sizos,
Immediate Relief Necessary
to Save Fullbloods from
Unless immediato relief is given
tho suffering fullbloods, starvation
with all of its attending horrors
will claim thorn as its vicliuia.
The reports of the fearful condi.
tiona of the suffering Indians have
been fully confirmed. Near Sp.iv
inaw tbore aro ubout 150 f a m 11 i i - ,
on tho very verge ol starvation.
In the same awful condition are
thousands of others throughout
the hills. A call for help Iiuh comn
to Vinita, and measures have lei n
taken to raise a fund for the pui
chase of thonecesbary corn
A subscription paper is bei'ig
circulated by Mayor Shiua'ian and
Dr. E B. Frayaer.
No money over wont fjrth a
a more mercy blessed niissini.,
and it is to be hoped that every
citizen will contribute as hu
means will allow.
The money will be used to pur
chase corn, which will be ilisiril)
uted free of charge. Every cent
contributed will assist in relieving
a fellow being from suffering Ind.
scribable in its horror.
Those not reached wilh the pa
per can leave their aontrlbutioi.n
with L. F. Parker, Jr., secretary
of the commercial club. Let eviry
Lateu. At a meeting of businrxg
men, called this afternoon, the
following committee was appoint
ed to collect a relief fund:
J. O. Hall, chairman; Major
Shanahan. W P. Thompson, F li
Cowan, W. T Wade, L W. Bui.
fington and D. M. Marrs.
Corn will be purchased and Bin
Frazier, aBslBted by others, will
direct ils distribution. This in
sures immediato relief or the suf
Chief Bulfington has recelvpd
from John Chaddick, prisoner in
tho penitentiary at Deer Lodge,
Montana, a beautiful horse hair
brldlo, with a request that be
raIle it for tho benefit ..r ti..
sender. The bridle is an elaborate
affair, very arilatlo, and shows al
most perfect workmanship Tho
convict read the chlol's Thanks,
giving proclamation, which aug
gested his Bonding It to him. The
chief will comply with tho send
ers request and will pluco the
bridle on exhibition at Chapman
Q W. Miller ami family mil n,,,vr
won to Mrs. Eukci.U ThuiMpv,,, f
resldcnco lu the r.yrtb prt of ,V0
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