CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA, I DiAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1902.
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The difference in
cost between an alum
baking powder and
cream of tartar bak
ing powder would not
amount for a ramily's
supply to one dollar
Dr. Price's is the
standard cream of tar
tar baking powder. It
makes the food de
(-olNOTE. iou cannot, u you
fk value good health, afford to
use cheap, low-grade, aium
baking powders. They arc
apt 6 spoil the food : they do
endanger the health. All
physicians will tell you that
alum in food is deleterious.
NEW KATY DEPOT
Miy bo Erected at a Point
South of Canadian
In the South Part of Town Con
fident that Tliey.
. -the New
. ' Their Locality,
Several days ago a parly of ofli
clalfl of the M. K. & T. railroad
arrived quietly in town, and spent
Bojural hours in inspecting somo
properties along their right of way
in the Bouth part of town.
At the timo it was announced
tbat they were here, aimply on a
general inspection tour, of the
It hue leaked out tbat they
were engaged in examining differ
out properties, in that part of
town, to determine their adapta
bility as a jile for the now depot,
3 which the railroad has finally de
f cidedjo erect here.
y- In connection with their visit it
was ascertained, through several of
, (be enthtisiaelio properly owners
In tlio south end, that lor some
tiifle a movement has been on foot
to obtain tho location of the new
depot in their section,
In addition it was stated that
at.2lA.unt assurance, had been re
;;6ivM. from the ratlroad'Jmal,,
that to depot would be erected
eoutii of Canadian avenue, to leadj
to several heavy property tranB
ere in that locality.
Those on the inside have lately
been purchasing all the property
(hey could get at anything like
reasonable figures near the ex
Tho building of tho depot near
Canadian or Delaware avenueB,
they argue, will make one of those
streets the principal thoroughfare
of the town, and they are figuring
on the consequent jump in really
The elte which it has heretofore
been thought the raijroad company
would seleol for their depot is f.he
lot opposite the Cobb house. Its
ereclMn there would not materi
ally nfleoflbe present property
yaluea aa Illinois avenue would
remain the natural thoroughfare
leading to it.
The effort to direot tome oi tho
business to tho south end, and to
ruake a cotnmeroial street of Cana-
dlan avenuo la being widely die
ctiBsed by the business men, and
the decision of tbe railroad officers
will bo awa led wUh"llflep Interest.
pill fojr Territory Court.
KapresentoUve Pensmore, of
Arkantta, boa introduced a bill
In oongrosB providing for tbe es
tablishment of a court o common
pleas in the Indian torrltory.
The Weekly Ohleftaln -will bo
aont free omo year to any ono
-feendlnu uo three now yearly pub
fprlptlons.ut 91.00 each, ir
Blocks the Way ttf, the Con
sideration of tho
To the Clause Instructing Mem
bers to Confer With the
Proper Authorities for the ,
Passage of the Act
The allotment bill, which after
being sidetracked for several
weeks in the offices of Indian In
spector J. George Wright
and the Dawes commission, wax
reported safely arrived in Wash
ington, has encountered another
obstruction on Us rocky road in
the interior department
The bill providing for a del eg a
linn to Washington is the new ob
struction, or at least ono clause of
Remembering tho mineral clause
which was Injected in the treaty,
which was delealed last year, the
national council inserted in the.
hill providing for the Bending of
a delegation to Washington a
claubo instructing tbe delegation
o stand for tbe passage of tbe
present bill "without amend,
This clause did not moet with
the approval of the department
officials, and as a consequence both
measures havo been held up,
pending a correction of the dele
Chief Duflington will bring tbe
matter before the council, during
tho extra session, which Iiab been
called for March 4tb.
It hae been intimated by tbe de
partment officials that if tbe ob
noxious clause is removed, tbe
delegation will be received and
the proposed treaty taken under
The department insists that the
delegation be sent to confer with
tho proper authorities uninstruct
It is anticipated by tho chief
tbat the clause carrying tho in
etruciion will be stricken out by
the council, and tbe delegation al
lowed to proceed to Washington,
aa directed by the department.
The delay in Bonding tho dele
gallon will in no way retard action
on the treaty measure, as tbe
troubles ol the Choctaw, Chicka
sawe and Creeks are scheduled for
hearing before tho Cherokee allot,
ment bill will be taken up.
No change will be made in tbe
personnel of tbe de1egation,the de
partment especially approving of
the sending of representatives of
tbe fullblood element.
BLAZE AT CLAREMORE.
United States Cpmrntssloner's Olflce
Destroyed with al) Its Records.
A fire which startod early last
Friday morning in tbe buildingof
iPat Foley Mercantile On. at Clare
more, totally destroyed the build
ing and stock of (he firm before
the flames could be controlled.
In the same building was the
office of United States Commis
sioner Jennings, which was entire
ly consumed together with all Ibo
Tbe Iobb of the Foley Mercantile
Co. is estimated at 817,000 with
Tho commissioners office was on
tbe second floor of t)ie building
and bad been used for a meeting
of the commercial club the night
before. A fire was left burning in
tbe stove, from which it is Bup
posed in some way, the room be
FAST MAIL SERVICE
between St. Louis and Southwestern
Points Favored by Postal
Through their representative,
W. F, Saunderi, tho Business
Men's League of St, Louis, have
brought tho question of a faBt mail
sorvico ovor the Frisco system,
between St, Louis and southwest'
ern points, to tbe attention oi tbe
W. 8. BhsUenberger, second as
aiBtant postmaster jenoral, to
whem the matter was referred, baa
expressed his upprovaVof the pro.
posed improvement in the mall
oorvlpo.and elated tuav if luo Fris.
co road would put on '.ho train and
show to tho poBt office department
that they could expodlto tho do
livery of mail which is now going
into Indian territory, Oklahoma
and Texas by other routes, they
would be glvon the contract.
Tho proposed train will leavo
St. Louia at 3 a. m , running
through Springfield and Monett;
and will arrive in Vinita about 2
The Business Men's league will
nriw take tho matter up with the
officials of tho road, and it is
thought the new sorvlce will be
established in the near future
Suspected Aturderers ot Oklahoma
Sheriffs Slain by Officers.
A Gght occurred on Friday be
tweon Oklahoma officers and the
band of outlaws that killed
SherifTrt Smith and Deck at Ana
ilarko, a month ago. Aa a result
one of the outlaws, Walter Swnf
ford is dead and Deputy Sherifl
W. A Jones of Aaher, O. T., is
neriou'ly wounded The snow en
abled a posBu under Sheriff Milner
nf 'Shawnee, 0. T., to trail the
outlaws to an isolated house south
of Wewoka, As tho posse ap
proached the outlaws, three in
number, came from the house and
opened Are on tho i fficers The fir.
was returned and for several min
utes tbe battle waged Deputy
JoneB was shot by SwofTord, who
had opened the fight. When Jones
fell the officers turned their atten
lion to SwofTord, and- he wee
pierced by several bullets, and
killed instantly. After the bailie
had continued several minute
longer the other two outlaws, Sam
Casey and Bill Watson, surrend
ered. Watson is said In be a fugi
tive from Kentucky on a murder
charge. Offers of 89,000 of rewards
for the capture of the three men
Wants Territory Lett Open to Raids
ol Pot Hunters.
Tbe residents of Arkansas don't
want the territory closed againBt
pot hunters, and have snt a peti
tion to Senator Berry requesting
him to propose somo amendment
to tbe QuarleB bill for tbe prolec
lion of thrf fish and game of the
territory, which will leave the
territory open to tbe raids of pot
Tbe bill, besides making it ne
ceesary to obtain n permit from
the Indian agent, makes it unlaw
ful to Bhip fish or game out of the
territory. Theso provisions will
put an effectual stop to tbe slaugh
ter of territory game for the east
ern markets, and will kill tbe pot
hunting Industry in this locality.
Senator Berry ie requested to
obtain an amendmsnt to tbe bill
before it is reported from the com
miltee on Indian affairs, which
will allow tbe evasion of these
Been Hunting Twetitv Years.
Wliiflcld, lo., Nov, 24, 1900.
Geutlenicn: 1 write to say that 1
have been troubled with dynpepda
and Indication for tho past twenty
years, aod have tried many medicines
und spent much money to no purpoao
until I tried Dr. CaldwellM Syrup
Pepsin. I have taken two bottlei. and
am entirely relieved of all btoruacu
trouble. I cannot say too much In
favor of this remedy. I cheerfully
recommond It to all sufferer fmru In
dluctlenoril)8cpa. Yours truly,
Sold by People's dru siuro. dw
Acreage for Cattlemen.
Tbe department of the interior
hftB directed the supervisor of tho
forest reserves in the Kiowa and
Comanche country to leaso the
land for gracing fur a term not ex.
ceeding twelve months and lo lim
it each franchise to ,000 acres.
There are 67.000 acres in the ro
serve and this action on the part oi
tbe interior department wilt bo a
relief to tbe big stock men who are
now crowded out of thoir old grn-
ing lands by tbe homesteaders who
are fencing and improving their
claims. In a few mors years big
herds of cattle will be things of
paBt in Oklahoma.
A Night Alarm.
Worse than au alurmof tiro at nlht
Is tho.b'ussy cuughof crour, which
sounds llko tho children's death knpll
and It means death unlets somothlim
It dono quickly. Fuloy's honey and
tar never full to ttlvo instant relief
and quickly cures the worst f.irms of
croup. Mrs. P. L. Cordler, ot Man
nlngtou, Ky., writes; "My threo year
old girl had a severe case of croup; tho
dppfor ald she could not llvo. I gut
a bottle of Foley's honpy and tar, tho
first dono itavo quick roller and naved
her Wo." Refute substitutes, For
salo by People drug store.
II. AitlMttl'rtTOiTe palr-of "rtfae
setter pups from Parsons Saturday.
Will Now bo Available for
Relief of Fullbloods.
Returns lrom Washington nnd
Says Government has.Asaured
Approval of Appropriation
of any Part of Royal
Chief Buffingtonreturned from
Washington Friday with definite
assurance of the government that
an appropriation of national fundi
for tho relief of thu fullblood
drought euffi-rera would be ap
proved. The Chief was highly
gratified at the puccrsr which had
aitended his efforts, and stated
hat the measure would be Niched
through the council without delay
rim department officials, he said,
had acted very promptly on his
request and had assured him that
in appropriation of any part nf
tbe funds received from royalties,
nnd now on deposit in the sub
treasury al St. Louis wnuld be im
proved. This will make approxi
mutely 825,000 available as soon as
ho national council enacts the
The manner of tlio distribution
of the fund will rest largely with
'he national council, but it is un
derstood that Indian Agent J
Blair Schoenfell will bo the die
Like Its Pather.
Fielding Lewis, mayor of South
McAleeter, writes to the Capital
with reference to (he Soper county
eai bill as follows:
Editor Capitol: I Bend you un
der eeparate cover copies of the
fndian appropriatioi. bill and
Soper'a bill (H R 1130). The in
tent of Soper'a bill Ib plain, and I
might add that it is by no means
ambiguous to somo members of
congress For my part I would
prefer no legislation toil. Tho bill
simply proposes tbe saddling of us
with an officialism that would
strengthen opposition to any
change of aflalra in the Indian
territory, and when the fat offices
created by the bill were judicioux
iv filled, the official force would
ne Btrong enough to postpone leg
inlation tending toward the open
ing of the territory, indefinitely.
and at the same time give us nn re
lief except a delegate to congress
That delegate then would be kept
o busy, with as little rerulls,
pleading for Matehuod as are the
delegates from the territories that
are now clamoring in vain for
statehood. Tbe bill adords no re
lief for Echonl children but on the
contrary contemplates the contin
uance ol present conditions with a
stronger leverage and more money
for fighting any chance toward
bettering the conditions there.
I do not think, aa a matter of
fact, that tho bill will receive any
seriouB consideration. One of the
men in congress, who is heralded
about ob the foster father of the
bill, remarked last evening after
Soper letl for tbe Indian territory
that "it was a pretty good bill,
greatly resembling Mr. Super "
Ills remark had an alter emlle,
tail. 1 must tell you a good one
on our friend Soper, 1 went to the
oapitol this moruinu and as I pas
Hod tho door of tbe hope, I in
quired if congress would do bust
ness today? .Some fellow ir. the
crowd whom I did not see, but
who recognized my Indian terrt
tory appearance, remarked that
'lit would not, that Col, Soper had
gone back to tho territory and
Major Barrett, oi Shawnee, had
run over lo Baltimore and congress
could do nothing nnlil they re
turned," KETOOWAH LEADER
drought Before the Dawes Commis
sion to Explain their Failure
Muskogee, I. T., Feb. 20. A
large delegation oi the loaders of
the Kotonwahs were brought bo
lure Ihe Dawes commission today
lo show why they refused to be
enrolled. The fullbloods talked
to the commission about their old
treaties and how badly the Ohero
keoB had been treated by the gov.
ernment and tbe commission fell
down on its policy and allowed
tho fullbloods until April 15 h, to
coma Jn again p4 IJlgKeMjnjb
treaty talk. All the fullbloods
who were hanging around tho
commission to see what the lead
ers would do left at onco and did
not apply for enrollment. The
vacilnting policy of the commU-
sloii will never be effec'ive in en
rolling the fullbloods. If the com
mlscion had ordered (he leaders lo
enroll or sent them to jail for re
fusing, then they would have done
what the law requires and accom
pllehed much towards the enroll
ment of the fullbloods. The lead
era will now return lo their homes
anu Bay they won their cases and
tho fullbloods will be more Blub
born than ever. The fullbloods
are playing for time and they car
ried tbeir point today and wbon
the tlmo comes for another hearing
they will play for more time and
bo long as tbe commission fails to
do its duty the fullblood will stay
away and refute lo be enrolled.
THOSE FEDERAL JAILS.
Another Report That They will
Built In Near Future.
A report has come out of South
McAlteler thai, in a letter to a
friend there, Acting Attorney Gen
oral Richard stated that mony for
building the proposed federal jails
in ihe territory wbb now available
and that the contracts would be
let in the near future.
The last rongreBs appropriated
$120,000 for the conslruction of
federal jails at South McAleeterj
Muskogee and Ardmoro, but for
different reasons the money was
Recent attempted breaks for
liberty in both tho Sou'.h MoAles
ter and Mukngeo jails have
brought the matter prominently
before the federal authorities, and
are given as Ihe reasons for tbeir
deciding lo comraenoe the con
etruciion of suitable jails al once.
Reported to Have Absorbed the Okla
homa & Western.
From Oklahoma City it is re
ported that the Oklahoma & West
rrn line has ben purchased by the
Frisco. This lin'a is being con
-tructed from Oklahoma City to
Quanah, Texas, on the Colorado
Southern, 180 mllea west of Okla
boma City, croseing tho Rock
Island at ChickaBba, thence
through Lawton, the new city.
This hurried purchase la prob
ably tbe result of the Missouri,
Khiisbb and Texas deciding lo con
struct tbeir line into Oklahoma
City, and if left alone would have
given that line a good connection
from the west. Tbe Oklahoma &
Western line, in addition lo trav
ereing the new reservation just
opened, gives 'the Frisco direct
connection with tbo Colorado
Tbe Oklahoma and Western
line is constructed for some dis
lance, and the entire line will be
in operation by January 1 next.
Territory Court Overruled.
The II 8 Circuit Court of Ap
peals al St, Louis has ruled that a
mortgage isiued in one state is
good in anyother elate or territory.
I'lils decision reverses a recent
ruling of the court of appeals for
the Indian territory.
The firm ol G. C. Terrell & Co.
of Waldron, Arkansas, issued a
chattel mortgage to the firm of J.
Foster it Co. to eecure a note for
84 300. Later the firm of Ter
rell & Co. assumed the debts' of the
former company and moved to
Wogoner, I. T., with the consent
ot Foster & Co.
The firm of Tootle, Wheeler &
Motter and the Tenuent Siribling
Shoe Co. eecuied a wr.l of attach
ment and took the slock of E.Ter
rell & Co. from Foster & Co., who,
according lo an agreement entered
into at tbe lime of tbe issuance of
the mortgage, werelo have control
of the goods of the company.
United Slates Marshal James
McAleeter and two deputies
served tbe writ, and it is against
them that the appeal from tbo
court oi tho Indian territory was
filed. The lower court held that
tbe plaintiff should have filed hiB
morlgge again iu the Indian ter
t I tory.
A Thousand Dollars Thrown Away.
Vr. W. W. Hukcr ot Plalnvlow,
Neb., wrllos "My wlfo bad lung trou
ble fur over Mceii icars, vo tried a
number uf doctors and spent over a
thousand ut dollars without any re
lief. She was very low ana I lost all
hope, when a friend qungeued trying
Foley's honey utirt tar, which 1 did
thanks to this great remedy It saved
herllfo. Shp s stroucr and enjoys
bettor health than eho bos ever
known In ten years. We xhall Dover
bo without Foley V honey end tar and
armilft a.l.alLuw n fl1l4ljl u.l r. It. U
Fer i Vy'riifjsrjsiWB''w
Being Considered by Senate
Committee on Indian
For Regulation by Congress of
Freight and Passenger Rites
on All New Territory
Lines Until Stale
A bill introduced by Senator
Cockrell, providing for the regu
lation, construction, etc., of rail
ways, telegraph and telephone
lines in tbe Indian territory, is be
ing considered by the senate com
mlttee on Indian affairs.
It provides that the right of way
of any properly incorporated rail
way company shall not exceed one
hundred feet except in the caso of
heavy cuts, etc. Adjacent lands
may be condemned for station
grounds, buildings, depots, sido
tracks, etc. In order to obtain a
proper water supply, a railway
company shall have the right to
impound surface water or build
dams across any creek, draw, can
yon, or stream, and to connect tbe
aame by pipe line with tbe rail
Full compensation is to be made
for all right of way and lands to
be taken before construction may
begin on lands condemned.
Payment must also be made for
all damage done or to be done by
the construction of such road, to
tho individual owner, occupant, or
allottee, of tbe condemned lands,
and to the tribe or nation in which
tho same is situated.
Correct maps of the proposed
line of railway in 25-mile sections
are to be filed with the interior de
partment, the United States- In
dian agent for Indian territory and
with tbo principal chief or gov.
ernor of any tribe or nation
through which such lines of rail,
road will pass.
In case of any disagreement as
to compensation and damages
three disinterested referees are to
be appointed by the judge of tbe
United Siatis court, who must
take oath iO discharge such du
ties faithfully. If the railway
company is not satisfied with the
award oi tbe referees, itehall have
the right to adopt a new location
before commencirg construction
Referees are to receive 84 per day
while aoiually engaged upon this
Railways constructed under this
act must pay lo the secretary of
the interior for the benGt of the
nation through whoso land the
road pssses, an annual charge of
815 per mile for each mile of roafl
conerructed, as long as the lands
are owned and occupied by such
nation. Congress also by this act
reserves the right to regulate
charges for freight and passengers
on railways and messages on tele
graph and telephone lines until a
stale government exibts in the ter
ritory. It also makes provisions for one
railroad oioaeing the line track of
another, and gives the secretary
oi tbe Interior authority to extend
for two years tho time for comple
lion' of any railrncd, where good
cause oan be shown for fail,
ure to complete such line within
the timo limit.
Appropriation Bill Passes
Tbo bauso has passed the In
dian appropriation bill, practically
in its origins! form. But a few
unimportant amendments were
attached to it before passage.
State of Onto. Citv of Toledo, I
Lucas County. t
Frank J. Cheney mukes oath thai
ho Is senior partner ot the Arm ut F.
J. Cbeney & Co., dolnb' busl&cs In ttio
olty ot Toledn, county and state afore
said, and that said Qrm will pay tbo
sum ot One Hundred Dollars for each
and every case of CalurrU that cannot
bo cured by tbo usoof 1UI1' Gtrturrh
Cure. Fhans J. GlIBHNISY.
Swotn to oaforo me and subscribed
In my presence, this Qth day ot De
cember, A. D. 1880.
Seal A. W. or.EA0N,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is takon Intern
ally, and acts directly ju tho blood
and mucous surfaco of tbe system.
Send fortoUluinnlals, frco,
J, F. CilKNHY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druutflstt, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills urn the belt.
ThoroughbreaWhltc Plymouth Rack
chickens an1 Poklo ducks for salo
JI09 each; ckbs 600 per Jfl 91 per 30.
You farmers and cattlemen 1 Are you
going to build or make any repairs soon?
Are you looking for "just right" prices?
If you are, just remember wc have the
finest and best assorted stock of lumber
and building material in this section, and
we can save you money on whatever you need.
We want your little orders as well as your big
ones, and will try just as hard to please you on a
fifty-cent sale as on a fifty dollarone. Our stock
will surely please you, because it is the
satisfaction -giving kind. Full line of
lime, cement, plaster, drain tile, paints,
oils, etc. Drop in and see us next time
you need anything.
We want your trade; we're after it.
P. G. BROWNING & CO,
VINITA, IND. TER.
Oliver Bacby, Pres.
J. O. Haix,
u. v-iiAi man,
First National Bank,
.VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY.
Oldest and Strongest National
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Uoos a S.aro Qoneral
40 Farms for Sale
In the Rain Belt of Southeastren Kansas.
Good tame grass, wheat, com and fruit country. 160 miles south of
Kansas City, and due west of Richmond, Va. Coal, stock-water, tim
ber and natural gas in abundance. Corn lias yielded oyer 80 bushels,
and wheat over 30 bushels per acre. County settled over thirty -years.
Network of rail.oads. Depot in every tywnship in
LABETTE CQUNTY, KANSAS.
For description of bottom and upland farms, at 3io to 25 per acres
J. B. COOK, Chetopa, Kansas,
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I ulways carry a large line of fine Set Rings and Vlaui Kings, all
fine Solid Cold goods, which I guarantee, and will be pleased to snow
you. Here are a few prices.
Ladles and rllsses Set Rings $1.50 to $15.
Plain Oold Rings $1.00 to Siq.
Solid Oold Ring for the Baby only 50 cts,
When you want a. thlng in the Jewelry line call and sec what I have.
I'ine and complicated watch repairing a specialty.
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of all kinds promptly and properly
doue at this office. Prices always
consistent with material and )rk.
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