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Our esteemed contemporay, tin
Vlolla Lender, announces Itself a
favoring n straight democratic city
ticket at ths corning city election
A friend and contributor bat
called our attention to tho fact and
wants to know wbere (he Chief
tain stands upon the question ol
Wo answer with tho greatest
alacrity: The Chieftain don't care
a continental whether the met
who hold office In this good towi
nro democrats or repnblioane W
w nld ra'ber have a good repub
I i i than a bad democrat any day.
n J vice versa. Nation) ?stur
4 ' touch arty politics anywhere
n.'J it ie a '. lstnke to array the
two parties against each other. It
wout I be fortunate for too town i'
party politics could be wiped ou
ontirely bo far at the town it
concerned. The united strength of
both is what we want to take cart
of the intorests of the town. In tin
"'VMtWe years of the Chieftain's ex
istenco under '.he present editorial
management, there has never been
a time when it was not ready to
anuoucu itself on any iesuo thai
has over been presented. It is
great mistake to inject national
politics into the conduct of tho af
fairs of our little city, just as ii
would be to mix up politics in the
schools and in business.
The provisions in tbt new In.
dian bill that no person shall be
deported from the Indian terri
tory who occupies or is in poBseB
eion of property within tho limits
of any townsite is tho rankest
kind of class legislation. Why
discriminate in favor of the towns,
man and against country people?
If the law will not apply to all
people alike it ought not to be
enacted. The fact is, there is no
law for the ejectment of persons
anyway. It is simply an arbitra
ry and tyranical act on the part of
government officials, unwarranted
by law. Out the bill as now pro
posed HcenBuB squatters in tbo
townB and discriminates ncaintt
the people in tho country, it is a
little remarkable that a measure of1
some degree of fairness cannot be
proposed. Congress is turning
territory legislation over to the
wrong crowd. Let tbe common
f'e' Ae have something to say in
"tend paving it all to tbe pro
We have not yet bad tbe pleas
urn of eeeing a copy of the Soper
bill to organize the Indian coun.
try into counties, but if tbe press
reports sent out frjm Washington
are enrrect, it will not please a
score of territory people. The
proposition to leave tbe selection
of county stoats to the four foderul
judges of tbe territory could not
emlnato from ny other than the
nephew oi Cy Leland, It smacks
eo much ol Kansas bosslsm as to
turn the stomachs of self respect
Ing republicans everywhere Soper
is alraid of the people of the In
dian territory and is seeking to
keep the government out of their
reach as long as possible. The
federal judges of the Indian coun
try have vastly too much authori
At the opera huuse Monday night
was given what purported to be a
reproduction of the famous "Pas
sfdji Play" of Aberammergau. A
full house greeted tbe performance
but It was a very bungling, un
scriptural and inartistic effort to
give views of tbe moat sacrod sub
ject known to the world, The
people of Vinita and a large pro.
portion of them members of the
diflerent churcjfea, contributed
something like jS!hundrod dol
lars to an, en(enaTntnfpt that is
little less thnnJsjscrillgeouB., To
thus make a mbek'ery of tbe cruel
flxlon of the Savjour ought to
bring the blush of shame to every
professing Christian in Vinita.
Tho aiding cf the fullbloods who
are suffering for food in the east
ern part of the nation has remind
ed the country that they are the
easiest people fed in the world.
The average fullblood family can
live as long on a bushel of corn as
the same sited white family could
live, on (en dollars worth of fatni
ly groceries. The spark or life
ch bn kept la a fullblood Ohero.
kee cheaper than any other being
, that waljttt on two legs
In calling a r-peofal Resfttonof
tbo national council lor March 4ih,
for the purpose of appropriating
mOnoy for the relief of tho desti
tute fullbloods, Chief Boflington
should have the cordial Bupport of
the members of the council
and of tho oitizena of the Cherokee
nation at large. The council should
meet and enact tho nocessary leg
Islation promptly and without de
lay. Such a course would renew
the confidence not only of the
Cherokee people, but of the gov
ernment ol tho United States as
well. Everything should be pre
pared in advance and not exceed
ing two days consumed in tho
work of enacting into law tho ap
propriation of sufficient money .o
help the Indians until a crop can
b made and they can again take
Giro oi themselves. A long, led!
oiib and expensive session should
not be thought of
Tho patriotism of some repub
can members of congress is dis
played only when politically ex
pedient. Tho admission into tbe
union of the several territories,
with their present wealth and un
developed resources, does not ap
peal to tbe fervid expansionist
when he considers their political
complexion. A yellow skinned
Malay inspires them to eloquent
efforts, but a glimpse ol a white
i:ned territory democrat, bring
hi an attack of political proBlra
The promptness and liberality
with which the business men of
Vinita havo tokon hold of the mat
ter of relief of the fullbloods shows
them to be men of the kindliest
fellow feeling, and generous in the
lullest measure wherever occasion
requires. They not only know
how to accumulate money, but are
willing to spend it for any meri
torious cause. Fives, tens and
twenties count for moro than long
empty prayerB coupled with sting
iness. Tbe secretary of the interior has
shown exceedingly good taste and
judgment in declining to recom
mend a bill providing for an
equal division of tribal property
with intermarried whites in tbe
five tribes. Tho Dawes commission
his the matter of enrollment in
hand and aro enrolling such citi
zeos. Any special act of congress
at this time would only be in tbe
interest of some lawvers who have
made contracts with white citizens
to secure such rights.
Nothing could be further from
the truth than the dispatches sent
out irom Washington to the effect
that the Cherokees are repentant
and would ratify tbe agreement
submitted to them last summer
which they rejectod. That agroe
mnt would have robbed them ol
all their mineral lands, and was
otherwise unjust. It wnuld be
defeated again by an increased
majority were it to be submitted,
Tbo Baleol improvements form
erly belonging to claimants to cit
izenship, by agents appointed by
tbe chief, and the money turned
into the tribal treasury, Is certain
ly, the proper method of dispos
ing of those valuable properties.
These farms are the property of
tbe nation and not of any individ
ual and therefore ought to be con
verted into cabh and turned Into
the common fund.
The false statements sent out
by tbe Washington correspondent
of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
to the effect that tbe Cherokees
are repentant, and aro now will
ing to accept the Standard Oil
treaty voted down last spring, may
emanate irom the Bame govern
ment official who wanted to bet
large sums of money that tbe said
agreement would carry.
Vinita never bad a more ener
getic and enterprising set of busi
ness men than she bas at tbe
present time. The possibilities of
such a combination of talent when
enlisted for the advancement of
tho of the place cannot be
measured. The future of Vinita
is in firslclass hands and no good
thing will be allowed to escape.
A good healthy public sentiment
1b the beet preventive of crime in
any community. When a major
ity of the people are law abiding,
and where tbe moral element is in
tho ascendency it is easy to en
force the law. Efficient officials
are indespensible but tbe people
back of them are tbe true execu
tors after all.
Klswhere in this paper will be
found tbe advertisement of tho
New Haven, Missouri, Nurseries.
The offer of one hundred Kelffer
pear treen To $15 00 is a good one,
as that !i tbe moBt productive pear
grown and it 1b well adapted to
H" n jsya-i
The richness" of (be contiguous
territory, an inexhaustible supply
of unequaiad water and tbe best
schools in tbe territory are but-a
few of the advantages which rnalte
Vinita tbe best busineliand reel
denoo town in tho territory,' 5''
Washington dispatches indicate
that Judge Charlie Raymond is io
be allowed to carve out hi. own
If Prlnco Henry wants to visit
tbe spot where royalty is practiced
to the groaUjt extent in the United
States, he should make a flying
visit to the Indian territory.
Lincoln's famous Gettysburg ut
terance that tho government was
"of the people, tor the people and
by the people," don't apply here.
Now that tbe fullbloods have
been helped In their hour of dis
tress, let them reciprocal by en
rolling tbomselves with tho Dawes
commission without further delay.
If they desire to show themselves
to be good citlzans let thorn do
their part in tho work that Is be
ing done for their benefit.
Tho KansaB City Star misunder
stands the whleftain with refer
enco to Pliny L Sopor's chances
of being one of the first senators
from the new state. The Chief
tain means that he will be a sen
ator should that office be appoint
ive, no ono expects Soper to be
The political prestige obtained
by a perron or party through such
devious manipulations as Super's
territory government scheme, is
but temporary, but the political
oblivion to which tbey will later
be consigned by the people will be
A government by appointment,
is builded on a false foundation,
and cannot; long survivo, the
storm of public sentiment, which
will be directed against it.
It is an anomaly, but true, that
tbe great legislative branch of tbe
gratteet country on earth, is com
posed of men, whose breadth ol
mind, is bounded by sectional
Tho presint rapid progress ol
Vinita is along substantial lines,
and as n consequence there will
never bo tbe period of depression
wbicb inovitably follows a 'boom '
Is it possible that Tarns Blxby
did -really know nothing of tho re
duction in the membership of tbe
National Council Will Meet
March 4th, to Furnish
Relief for Full
bloods. A telegram received by tbe
Chieftain from Chief Buffington
Tuesday staled that be bad
wired tbe secretary to isbue a call
convening the national council in
extra session March 4th. to enact a
measure tor relief of fullbloods.
Tbe chief loft Washington for
home Tuesday night.
TROUBLE FOR FLYNN.
Will be Held Reiponlble for Defeat of
Strong pressure is being brouubt
to bear on Delegate Fiynn of Ok
lahoma, to make a final request on
tbe committee on territories to
pursue any policy it may see fit,
provided tbat statehood may be
gained for Oklahoma. Political
complications are certain to rise
in Oklahoma if s atehood is de
nied that territory because of tbo
conflicting representations of
single and double statehood advo
cates. Mr. Flynn has insisted
from ths beginning of tbe session
on bis bill admitting only eo much
of tbe Indian territory with Okla
homa at one time as was fully pre
pared for the burdens and require
ments of statehood. Should this
attitude result in the defeat of, all
statehood legislation his political
enemies in Oklahoma are prepar
ing to inaugurate a campaign
charging him with tbe responsi
bility for the defeat of statehood
Mies Nora Simpson is visiting
Miss Charlie Webb in Vinita,
Miss Hallo Thompson an.l Ber
nice LewiB were down from Vini
George Cook ie suffering from a
Mr. It. Vandervort is confined
to h.e bed with scarlet fever.
Rev. Woods, from Pryor'Creek,
is conducting a series of meetings
at the M. E. church.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are rejoic
ing over tbe blrtb of twin girls.
Dr. Seabrigbt ie In New Mexico
at present, but is expected homo
WillHerrin and Will Morris,
from Pryor Creek, called to seo J.
It. Archer Sunday.
Jennie Langley is visiting Mrs,
Brock. Hafpy Jack.
Short and to the Point.
Gentlemen: Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin H the finest preparation for
tho stomach aud bowel that I ever
uwxl.iv Wioblotr you continued succew
Iamjyour very truly,
' J-Xjbj. W. 0. KlJIUKL,
dw New Troy, Michigan
Sold bn Pcopl'a druir store.
J ft tbti Gptrfc Wk TWrtVf V ulirtift
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Opposition to Dawos Com
mission in Congress has
Carrying Provisions for. a Terri
tory Exhibit at Louisiana
Purchase Exposition Ex
poctod to Find Pass
age Without Op
position. Immediately after the diep bi
tion of tho ways and meanB mean
uro, providing for tbe reduction of
tbe war revenuo taxes, tbe Indian
bill will be called in tho house.
No serious opposition to its
nassage Is at present anticipated.
There has been and still continues
in a moasuro, a well defined nppo
sttlon in the house to tbe Dawes
commit-sinn. Early in the session
thlB opposition was very marked
among tho members of tbo com
mittec on Indian affairs, and sev
eral measures were considered for
dissolving the commission, and
having their duties taken in charge
by the Indian bureau direct.
This was abandoned after Mr.
Tame llixby, acting chairman of
tho commission, bad explained
the progress of tho work and as
surrd tho committee tbat tbe com
mission could conclude all Its
work within two years. With this
explanation by the committee, it
ia expected tbat tbo opposition to
tho commission will be abandoned.
Congressman Sherman, of New
York, chairman of tho committee,
will make a personal effort to so
cure unanimous support for tho ap
propriation for an- Indian exhibit
at the Louisiana Parchase expos!
tion. It is not expected that there
will bo any seiious opposition to
this feature of tbe bill.
The other members of the com
mittee are unanimous in their sup
port of the appropriation, and will
vigorously push it when it comes
up for passage.
It is contended by the members
of tbo committee that euch an ex
hibit would be ol inestimable valuo
to tbo territory in exploiting its
present wealth and marvelous re
sources. As the bill carries less than lost
yenr's appropriation by some
$1,250,000, there will not he any
room lor opposing it en the score
Minister's Withering Arrangement
of the Town at Wlllard
The W. C. T. U of Muskogee
held a Frances Williard memorial
service Sunday night. One rain
ietor made a notable and rather
sensational address anent tbe con
dition of that town.
He confined himself to local af
fairs and wound up on the immor
alities he finds existing in Musko
gee. He stated he bad made a
pergonal investigation and found
nine drug stores, all of which
seemed to be making money and
as the general health of the citi
zens is good It looked like they
must be handling some very profit
able "drugs." But the kernel of
tbe argument was advanced when
be got to the gambling and brothel
houses. He said he bad, on per
eonal investigation, found four
gambling and four brothel houses.
Three gambling bouses run by
white men and one by negroes.
Pointing his finger at the congre
gation be asked who were the men
that were keeping such institu
tions up; who contributed tbe
money to support tbe gambling
houses and 'brothel houses. An
swering his own query he raid
hia finger still pointing, "you are
the men who are doing it. The
husbands and brothers and sons of
you women who are here, are tbe
ones." Then followed a scathing
attack on the immorality of tbe
men and women and wbu had
come under the personal observa
tion of the speaker tbat created a
sensation in tbe packed congrega
Cherokee Attorneys Will Have
File brlefa in Doubtful and
The counsel for the contestants
in the Cherokee doubtful cases
having filed briefs of tbeir cases,
the attorneys for tbe Cborokeea
will be required to file tbeir an
swers in briefs.
There are 1,270 doubtlul cases,
and this means that many briefs
will have to be made by tho Cher
In addition to tbe 1,270 Chero
kee cases there are 1,270 freedmen
oases in wbicb tbe same course
will have to bo pursued,
This will entail a vast amount
of work on the attorneys, and a
heavy etpVoefe on tbo Button,
OUR SPRING STOCK
County Seat Grafters Have
Aroused Wrath of the
He Says, Any Town Which Has
Employed Lobbyists to
Obtain Couty Seat or
An evidence of the crooked
work of the county seat and oourt
location grafters in the territory
has been received in Washington
through telegrams received by
members of tbe bouse committee
on Indian affairs wanting to know
if it wbb true that Okmulgee and
Sallisaw had been selected by the
committee as placeB for holding
court in the Indian territory,
through tbe efforts of certain lob
byists, who are in Washington on
Indian territory legislation. The
answer was made promptly tbat
tho selection of these places for
tbo holding of the court bad been
made at tbe suggestion of Judge
Raymond, of the United Slates
court of the Indian territory. The
further information was given that
no town would bo selected for
court locations or for county seals
if it could be shown tbat tbo towns
had contributed to any o! the
schemers, who have been securing
money on tbeir professed 'ability
to influence legislation at Wash
ington. In discussing the work of theso
schemers who have found eany
victims In many territory towns,
Representative Charles Curtis, of
the house committee on Indian
affairs, said :
"Nearly every town In the ter
ritory, bas been bled by thf-ie
schemers, and tbe committee is
anxious to locate the men who
have been doing tbe work. If I
can prevent it, I will fee that no
town gels a county aeai If it ran be
shown tbat money was placed in
the hands of lobbyists . for tbat
Tbe statement of Curtis, and
(be expressed opposition of other
members of the bouce will cause
a foeling of uueneiueflfl in a DUm.i
moth stock will soon be arriving, and we extend
a cordial invitation to a J to come and inspect
these BEAUTIFUL NEW GOODS which
are unexcelled in beauty and reasonableness of
We call your especial attention to our beautiful line of new
SPRING SKIRTS which we have just received. They arc cut
in the latest Parisian styles, and made in all the popular weaves
that are on the market this year.
W. R. BADGETT MER'TILE CO.
, . .
ber of towns, which joined in a
scramble for tho "ii.Huenco" of.
fered by tbe lobbyists.
Dawes Commission Seta Additional
Cases For Hearing.
Bpeclal to Dally Chieftain.
Murkngee, I. T., Feb 17,1902.
The following Cherokee doubt
ful cases havo been Bet for final
bearing March 7, 1002:
Frank M Rucker et al.
Mrs. Maudie Hilton.
Elizabeth J McClain.
Milia C Smith.
Mary Louisa Cloud.
OtisSSkldmore et al.
John W Hacker.
Robert J Holly.
Alexander U Ward et al.
James W Turley.
Wellington Rogers et al.
Frederick E Rogers.
Mary A Prlco.
George W Green.
Columbus ScrogginB et al.
Ida L Hawkins.
Louisa J Taylor,
Robert L Wnybonrne et al.
David J Mathows et al.
John Davis et al.
Eugene W Lowther et al.
Lacindia Honnbuckle et el.
Rt-becoa J Hornbucklo et al.
Delilah E Foreman.
Robert E Trimble.
Willis S Miles.
John R Taylor et al.
Margarett J Emerson et al.
Nathan J Brink.
ThomaB Jefferson Carter.
Henry B Smith et al.
Vinnie M Grass et al.
Jeise L Ruddles el al.
Joseph E Feland.
William D Parham.
Elmer F Fullz.
James E Flippin.
Lillie B Allen.
Z -ra W Evers si al,
Joseph A Teague.
Willard E Hutoulns,
Robert B Harris et al.
Nellie Polxon et al,
Ada Thurman et al,
Clara V Ward.
Zula Auetln et al,
And we will be in a
position to'show you
the very latest nov
elties in dress goods,
etc, dt Our mam
Charles Owen et nl.
Leander A Kys.
Elizabeth Purdue et al.
Custis L Harnage.
George L Walker et al.
Constantino N Walker et al,
Crate Coker et al.
James M Coker et al.
Ellen Mayfield ot al.
Leila Stone ot al.
Huab L S'rickland ot al.
Frank B Martin et al.
William Jnues et al.
Laura E Newcomb.
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Hull's Family Pills are the bat.
Gle ixjintto the fact that cxcessir ir
Irrcpufar eating disturbs the ditf ti n
Nightmare or nifjlit ling has it's dav inir
correspondence in the undue fulhica
after catinp. with the bclchinus ami sour
or bitter rising so often experienced alter
too hasty or too hearty eating.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures ch spepsia and other diseases of the
stomach and its allied organs of diges
tion and nutrition. When these diseases
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Increased strength derhed from food
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conld do no Utter thin to tale treatment .f
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Sometimes a dealer tempted bv the
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meritorious medicines will offer the cu.
tomer a substitute as being- ju.t
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for him because it pays better, but It is
not as good for you, if you want the
medicine that has cured others, aud
which you believe will cure you.
Dr. Tierce's Pleasant Pellets cleaase
tbe clogged system from accumulated
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