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II. Lee Clotwokthy,
Vinita, I. T., Maiici 27, 1002
Bel'eh dollar democratic ticket
The rumps are rapidly appreci
ating, that prejudice is a very
poor votn winner.
The anli-Ledbetter men should
got up an air ship contest after tho
election. They have tho air.
There is not an interest of Vlnl
ia or the Indian territory that
would be bettered by the drawing
of parly lines. "Not now."
Those wicked, heathen Boers
actually let Gen. Methuen go
after capturing him. Wonder
what the Barbarians will do next.
Indian territory matters will
havo to stand in abeyance until
tho municipal elections in the ter
ritory are pulled off a week Irum
As Cromwell prorogued tho
Hump Parliament in England,
even B" will tho citizens ol Vinita
pnr'gUB the rump democracy on
the fir I day of April.
A BUunc.h cupporter of the
"democratio" ticket says the Cul
pepper meetings are lessening the
chances for the success of his tick
et. He alleges a fact,
It lias been suggested that all
the campaign funds on both sides
in the pending municipal contest
be turned over to tbu Culpepper
meetings where it will do the most
Pauls Valley has also had ex
perience in drawing party lines.
This year is a free for-ali race, and
the best men will bo elected re
gardless of party affiliations.
Somo Indian territory newspa
pers still insist on the dissolution
of the DaweB commission. This
is not likely to happen and it
would be an act of folly on the
part of the government if it should
Aa a republican or ob a demo
crat no man can be elected to of
ties in Vinita this year. He must
come before htB neighbors and
friends as a citizen seeking the
welfare of the town, independent
of partisan lines.
Bud Ledbetter is not seen at
church as oiten as Borne people,
but it should not be forgotten tbat
he makes it possible for other peo
ple to attend without being in
sulted by a drunken mob on the
street, on their way to and from.
Evangelist Culpepper says be
wants to convert Vinita because it
is a kind of "Jerusalem" of the
Indian territory, the center of in
fluence and the gateway to tbis
wonderful country. He is in tho
right town, and bis estimate of the
place is correct.
The Ridenhour ticket seems to
be going to pieces about bb fast as
the days go by. The time is not
propitious for the element tbat Is
trying to get possession of the city
government, in opposition to law
and order. We believe the battle
ia practically over.
A. F Chamberlin baB announced
bimlf as a candidate for the of
fice ol Recorder at the coming eleo
tion In Vinita. Mr.: Chamberlin
was postmaster in Vinita for eev.
eral years; is a competent business
man and, perhapB, has as many
friends as any man in the com
munity. The song of saw and hammer,
the about of five hundred merry
school children and the roar of
busy trade in tho smartest town
in the Indian territory, are all
against turning the town over to
the lawless element. The very
sunshine and the birds singing in
the trees protest.
The names of rejected claimants
to Cherokee citizenship, whose re
jeclion has been approved by the
interior department will be re
ceived constantly from now until
an are iinisned. Whether the
finding of the Dawes commistion
thus approved meanB a finality re
mains to be seen.
Ills necessary in the interest of
good government to elect a mayor
and council in hearty accord with
law and order, and who will sub
Ulo the marshal in his efforts to
keep the peace The ticket headed
by Luraan F. Parker is without
doubt iho beet one from top to
bottom. Vote it straight.
Thocitlrena of Vinita should
make Hie defeat of tho so called
democratio ticket as complete aa
possible. No voter should stay
away from the polls thinking bis
viilfwll! not be needed. The do
Ifat must ho overwhelming. Let
the people of Vinita speak in no
uucerlaln lunu at Ibis election, the
bwlnsM ftiUrrela of the plans are
Tho antl-Ledbetter and the anti
Parker fellows complain that the
Culpepper meetings aro against
them. Of course the meetings are
against them, and every other
good thing is against them.
Tho man who claims that there
aro no honest oleotions, and that
rascality is everywhere, is un
safe In office If any man is onught
buying or soiling votes in the com
ing municipal election he ought to
be prosecuted promptly.
The establishment ol a land of
fico in tho Cherokoo nation is con
templated on the completion, of
tho Oherokeo rolls, July 1st. This
will settle the question of land
holdings and of monopoly In gen
eral. The beginning of the end
will have at last arrived.
A few mora primaries and Vini
ta will be a city ol magnificent
distances. Wednesday its corpor
ate limits were Btrotched to include
tho Grand Rlvor country on the
east, and all the territory that
reaches away to tho KansaB line on
tho north. Exactly twenty.ono
residents of this new addition
This is tho year Vinita should
lay the foundation for no, only a
progressive, but a beaulilul city.
Her location and natural resources
justifies this expectation. Lying
within that zone in whioh nearly
all trees, shrubbery, flowers and
vegolation will grow, a few years
should :-e it the garden city of
There is one element of tho
rumps who want theeleclrio lights
turned oil, and another who want
the town thrown wide open to the
tin horn gambler and whisky ped
dler. To da te these are the only
ones wbo have made their deelrea
and intentions known. It is safe
to say tbat Vinita will tolerate
neither of these conditions.
Ardmore does not require any
party lines in hor city election. We
can safely judgo the future by tho
past, and nuuo will say but demo
crats and republicans have worked
harmoniously together for the bet
terment ot the city. Ardmore
needs no antagonistic clement
such as parly lines would produce.
Ajmixed council works well. Ard
moreite. Every man who wants to sell
whiskey in Vinita and has not
been allowed to do so, is against
Bud Ledbetter. Every man who
wants to run a gambling den, is
the same way. Scratch the op
ponents of Ledbetter and you will
find something wrong in ninecases
out of ten. Here is tho issue in
this campaign, and the only one.
The newspaper in Vinita that
puts itself on record as trying to
defeat Ledbetter for marshal is an
enemy to its town and should be
so considered. There may be
other men who would make good
officers, but Ledbetter haB been
thoroughly tried, and every man
wbo haB n family, or any interest
whatever in Vinita should ap
preciate his value.
Public sentimont in Vinita is a
potent affair. We have a number
of citizens who will never be hap
py until they get open saloons and
gambling dens in Vinita, but pub
lic sentiment now is such that a
movement of that character would
not be tolerated, It ia the sort ol
people our towc is composed of
tbat makes it the most iLoral city
in the Indian territory.
There is little said these days
about the Sopor bill. A few oipies
scattered over the Indian territory
here and there is all that remains
and they will soon find their way
into thd watte basket. It, how
ever, fixed Soper's standa,d of
government for the people of the
Indian territory whose kindness
and hospitality he attempts to re
ward by a four years political
The rump democracy is just
now provoking the derision of the
citizens of Vinita by their strenu
ous efforts to gather strength for
their weak and waning ticket.
They have been driven from one
subterfuge to another in buch
rapid succession as to make them
the laughing stock of the town.
First they claimed that none but
democrats should hold office: then
none but Cherokee citizens, and
later Ledbetter was too bad a man
for marshal, as he was a disorgan
izer. The rump democracy have not
outlined as yet any municipal
policy. Their efforts have been
directed entirely to arraying patty
against party, class agsiriBt class
and race against raoa. The prim
ary told of their first defeat. The
working man of Vinita is entirely
too intelligent to be used as an in
strument in retarding the progreso
Of the town where he has estab
lished his home and Is raising bis
children in an atmosphere of law
and order. Tlifrlr attempt at draw
ing racial Hoes between the Indian
cillzan and those who are associ
ated with him socially and other
wise will not be (plerated. The
loslflal RHrmnnnn nf ounl. ll...t..I
plea" is defeal. I
The Dawes commission will
soon tako up its work among the
fullbloodCherokees with a view of
giving them one last opportunity
of enrolling. Tho sonolble ones
will appear and list thomsolves
and famillesjwithoul forlhor de
lay. A few may hide out and fin
ally loso their birthright.
It will prove a big job to turn
Ibis municipality backward at this
time. It has an impetus and a
speed forward that will bo danger
oub to the one who tries to reverse
tho molion. Those who propose
to put out tho lights, open tho sa
loons and raiso cain generally are
in danger of being run over.
Tho good government ticket,
headed by Luman F. Parker,
should bo elected from top to bot
tom. Tho way to Insure tho best
things possible for your town is to
put progressive men in office . No
man ought to be supported tbat
proclaims himself opposod to law
arid order by voting and working
against tbo most efficient city
marshal Vinita ever had- This
fact alone ought to fix tho status
ol evory citizen in the coming
election. There are but two classes
Iboao in favor of good government
and those opposed.
As tho election approaches the
issue is sharper and sharper
drawn. The citizens of the town
have quietly ranged themselves on
either side, and without undue
excitement will finish the cam
paign. (No ono expects the unruly
element in Vinita to voto for the
strict enforcement of law. The
people who chafe under good gov
ernment are always '.taking tf
throw it oil. The few r..,insl t
upon dividing on partisan lines do
nit take this view of course, but
their votes and their influence are
both misdirected an abortive.
Whatever may be siid about
Evangelietio methods, and this
town has had Its share of the sen
sational mountebank religionists
in other years, it must bo said
that Culpepper, who is now
preaching in this city, preaches a
pure, obaste and manly gobpol.
Forceful and fine, there aro no
claptrap, frills, nor furbolows
about bim. He impresses ono ,as
a man terribly in earnest, and bo
has n way of making his hearers
believe what he says Religion is
the profoundest subject ever con
sidered by the mind of man, and
tbiB evangelist magnifies it and
glorifies it. The town will be bet
ter, and Christianity stronger for
Culpepper's stay in it.
PRiflARY FELL FLAT.
Alter a day of toil and sweat the
socalled democratio primary Wed
nesday rallied up the number of
132 votes, which includod a few
stray republicans and severul non
residents. There are upwards of 300 demo
cratic voters in Vinita, so a very
lair estimate can now be had of
tbo strength of what may proper
ly be designated as the rump de
mocracy of Vinita. The anti Led
better etrengtb was fairly tested
by yesterday's primary, though
many even who voted yesterday
could not find courage to vote
against the marshal and will on
the day of election vote for him.
The effort to force party lines in
Vinita was a signal (allure, as the
prevailing sentiment in both par
(ios was against such a move. A
few politicians wbo want to keep
in line with the party for the pur
pose of running for office in the
future succumbed to the party lash
and stepped into line.
The first battle In the struggle for
law and order fn Vinita has been
(ought and won, and the town will
not be a wide open town not tbis
The situation is simplified and
the political air somewhat clari
fied, and the nen. political citizens
movement is master of the situa
tion. The fellows who have been
so vehemently denouncing Led
better look silly today; tbey are
like unto tbo Queen of Sbeeba, the
"epiiit" is all out of them.
Moon Bill In a Nut Shell.
Schools for the echoolesa thou
Good roads and bridges.
Elimination of tribal tax,
Legislature to enact laws that
lit local conditions.
Accessibility to records.
A delegate to congress.
Better laws and more officers to
Continuation of present federal
The free man's scored privilege
Preparation for statehood Cap
ital. Deeper Spirituality.
Tbo Culpepper meeting continue
dally and nlybtly with a larger atten
dance the day services, and a mark
ed dllllerence In the depth ot spiritual
Interest manifested. There has been
oo old fashioned ilioutlog, but at
titties there Is a manifest disposition
tozlvo vent to exclamations of feeling
in tho most approved orthodox style.
In tho history of the town there per
haps hai never been u revival las far
reach I ok in Hi rcaults as this ono now
In progress. The Evangelist has
everybody with him and long after
bis dopurturo win Vinita reap tho
fruits of tlili woetlng
Col, Churchill Outlines Plan
to Improve Educational
Facilities in Torri-"
On All Leases of Land, Personal
Properly, Licenses and Per-
mils, to Crealo aRevonue
of 8500,000 per An-
After Beveral months devoted to
the slut'y of the educational facil
ities of the territory, with a view
to the establishment of a publio
school system, Col. F. Churchill,
tho special agent of tho govern
ment has submitted bis report to
the secretary of the interior, and
it will probably be submitted to
congress tbis week.
Col, Churchill's specifio duties
wero to study -tho conditions in
the territory, and to oullino a plan
ol taxation sufficient to ineuro the
maintenance of a froe school syB
His report ia most exhaustive.
going into details concerning tho
existing schools and emphaBizirg
tho need of improvements in the
" His report shows that tho pres
ent echool system in the territory
is sadly deficient and extravagant.
He presents a report showing the
operation of ono echool, contain
ing forty pupils, on which tbe In
diana have wasted nearly 840,000
in the last four years. There is an
utter absence, according to the re
port, of system in the manage
ment of the schools that have
been established and the results
are far from satislactory.
There are about 75,000 children
of school age in the territory who
are growing up in ignorance. In
some of the largor towns the
schools are in fairly good condi
tion, but the rural districts are
practically without school accom
modation". The .special mission of Mr.
Churchill waB to report upon the
possibility of devising a system of
taxation for tbe support of a pub
lio school system. His report is
that it is poaaiblo to raise about
8500,000 a year by the taxation ol
leases on land, by taxing personal
property andpermitBJaud licensee.
This, he believes, will be suffici
cient to guarantee a system of
publio schools that will. serve the
purpose until lands in tbe terri
tory are made subject to taxation.
No Action In the Senate Until the
Tito hoube committeo on terri
tories has practically completed
its bill recommending the admis
sion of Oklahoma, Nen Mexico
and Arizona to statehood.
A poll of the houBe ehows a
largo majority in favor of granting
statehood to tho three terri
tories, and the bill is expected to
find passage, practically without
opposition in the house.
The canvass in the senate has
not been bo satisfactory, and their
is a strong disposition on the part
of the delegates to secure tbe pas
sage of the measuie through tbe
bouse and allow it to remain on
the senate calendar as unfinished
business until next December.
They believe tbat if Oklahoma
and New Mexico return Repub
lican delegates in the election next
fall, much of- the senate opposi
tion to the measure will be re
moved. LIKES HIS JOB.
Hitchcock WHI Lay Down Ills Mod
Only When Fired.
Secretary Hitchcock haB re
turned to Washington from St.
Louis, where he was called by tbe
illness and subsequent death of his
brother, and has officially an
nounced that he has no intention
of resigning his cabinet portfolio.
He further remarked that at no
time has tho thought of Teddy
giving him his time, been agitat
ing the Hitchcock gray matter.
This passes tbe buck to Teddy,
who la reported to have been en
gaging in some strenuous hinting
tbat a resignation in tbe Hitch
cock chlrograpby would bo as wel
come as a painted Easter egg.
Choctaw Citizenship Attorney,
Mr. T. Lstham of Antlere.Ohoo
taw nation, has been appointed
attorney for Ibe Choctaw nation
In all oases, affecting citizenship in
that tribe. The contract with Mr
Latham, which was approved by
tbe eeretary of the interior the
other day, carries a salary of
85,000 per annum.
i Tbe Badgeff-SaDders Mercantile Company, Uinifa
BEAUTY OF SPRING
Was Reflected In the Spring Ailllln
cry Opening ot the Ratclllf Mer
With the del icato green of the
spring fields as tho theme, a oolnr
picture was presented to those
who visited the spring mllllntry
opening of the Ratclifl Mercantile
company Tuesday, as inspir
ing as though the hand of nature
Peeping from its dainty oouoh
of green, a rose in its first pale
blush, raised its pretty petals,
where the flood of golden sunlight
was streaming in, one of the dark
red, of the angry sunset, would
flash out in all its brilliance
In graceful, curving lilies, a
billowy cloud of chiffon would be
crested with ribbons of delicate
coloring, with brilliant flora com
pleting the pretty effect.
It was an inspiring picture, and
a fitting background for the dainty
beauty of tbo spring chapeaux,
which this year has assumed tbe
supreme of beauty.
l'rom tbe daintiest to the bolder
styles; from the plain etreot hat
to tbe moBt elaborate, they wore
displayed in all their bewildering
beauty. The French streamers, or
scarfs, aro a predominating fea
ture of those, in improved Leg
horn style, while the flashing oa
boecbans of pearlB give a regal ol
feet to the more elaborate designB.
At Ratcllff's all can be found.
The same creations that are be
ing displayed in tbe great fashion
centres have been brought by this
enterprising house to Vinita,
"Equally as elegant" as the big
metropolitan stores contain, sev
eral ladies of Vinita who have re
cently returned from St. Louis, do
dared them to be, and they know,
A visit to the store and personal
inspection will be well rewarded.
Condition of Danks,
Tbe abstract of tho condition of
tho national banks in tbo Indian
territory at tbe close of business
February 2Stb, as reported to tbe
comptroller of the currency, show
tbo average reserve held at 20 03
per cent, against 20 09 per cent;
loans and discounts decreased
from 88,280,740 to 80 000.502; gold
coin Increased from 8160,057 to
8161,602; total specie decreaued
from 8400,733 to 8345,454; lawful
money reserve decreased from
8581,502 to 511.286; individual de
posits decreased from 86,510 341
:WE ARE NOW:
Stocks are Complete
In Every Department of our Mammoth
Our dry goods department is full to overflowing: with choice
up-to-date merchandise. See our silks, wool dress goods and
wash dress goods. You will find the styles here are those you
read about in the latest fashion magazines.
Millinery is one of our strong points this season. You haven't
seen the best there is in -millinery until you have seen our line.
Everything in street and trimmed hats now on display. You will
find our prices much below those asked by other dealers. Let us
show you our millinery.
Clothing, hats, shoes and furnishings. We have them for
everybody. If you buy your spring suit frni us you will save
money. If you buy your hat from us you will gel the best in qual
ity and style. If you buy your shoes from us you will be more
than pleased; our shoes wear well and fit well, and have a distinct
up-to-date appearance about them that very few shoes have. Ask
to see our shoes.
Our grocery department is preparing some great things for
our patrons. If you are not one of them you should be you will
miss something if you arc not.
Sanders Mercantile Company,
The Good Goods Store.
Will be Strictly Enforced Against
Allen Herds this Year.
The law prohibiting tbe impor
tation of foreign cattle into tho
Cherokee nation for grazing pur
poses will bt strictly enforced this
year. Revenue Inspector Guy P.
Cobb, is dendtng out notices to
Texas and Arkansas cattlemen ac
quainting tbem with tho law, and
informing tbem tbat it will be
strictly enforced this year.
It is estimated tbat 15,000 cattlo
wero brought in last year through
tho law not being rigidly enforced.
Members of congress have re
ceived a memorial Bent out by tbe
demooratio territorial central com
mittee ot Oklahoma, stating tbat,
at a recent mee'.ing of tbo commit
tee at whioh twenty-four of tbe
thirty-six counties were represent
ed, a resolution was adopted avor
ing "immediate Binglo statohood
for Oklahoma, including the
Indian territory." It is signed by
W. M. Anderson, chairman, and a
committee, consisting ol R. B.
Forrest, Tliomns II. Doyle, Boy
Hoffman und II. P. Hagan.
A Most Liberal Oder.
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