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II. Lkb CtorvronTny,
l Associate Editor.
ViKlTA, I. T Arim. , 1902
Wo knocked 'cm out.
Did you vote right?
Unlock your henroosts.
Who ia T. M. Buttiogton.
The colored troops fought nobly.
Another year of law and order
lor Vinlia. Forward, march I
The a niiiblo Lender has the ap
pearand of h punctured balloon.
It it now definitely settlid thnl
a roan may ba a democrat without
being an anarchist.
We are all ottizens of the same
roaring good town. If any one
talks about further dissenlion he
should bo told to "go way back
and eit down."
When business men and prop
erly owners go on the street on
election day and demand and com
pel a fair election the result is
always the same.
The next time the Vinita trium
virate of peanut politicians "butts
In" to politics they should select
something easier, they were clear
ly outclassed Tuesday.
Tho Dawes enrolling commie,
sion will begin the field work of
emoUing the recalcitrant full
bloods April 14th and continue
Tho paosiug of Senator Jones of
Arkansas will prove a boon to the
democratic party and bis defeat
will cause tbo shedding of no tears
in the Indian country.
Vinita is the logical point at
which to establish a land office for
the Cherokee nation. Easily ac
ceeiible by rail, and centrally lo
catod it can be reached by the
Cherokee people with less time
and expense than any other point.
A quiet and peaceful, and pecc
able crew sailed up salt river this
morning. Not a discordant Bound
marred the tranquility of the
voyage, as the craft left her moor,
ings on Bull creek. Hope and
empty beer kegs wero left behind
and nothing but tbe singing birds
broke tbe sacred stillness of the
The proposition to limit the ex
istence of tho Dawes commission
July lBt, 1003, if carried out by
congress will be a great mistake.
If tho commission should devote
the entiro time from now until
July of next year to Cbeiokoe af
fairs alone the work would not be
finished, to Bay nothing of the
From the way tbe rejected
Cherokee claimant's names are
being retained from the interior
department at Washington the in
dications are that tbe work of tbe
Dawes commission is generally
being indorsed. A steady stream
of names are being received now
which will continue until the
work is finished.
While (he elder Culpepper has
been preaching to the people of
Vinita with so much power, and
such splendid results, his two sons
bave. preached and Eung in an ac
ceptable manner. The mantle of
the great evangelist will fall upon
worlby young sholde'S in these
two boys, whose sweet spirits have
endeared them to all our people.
Vinita is the only town in the
Cherokee nation that has a daily
netvepuptr: It takes bustle and
business enterprieo to maintain it,
but It is worth many timoi (o the
town what it costs, Vinita is the
liebt advertised town in tbe whole
ludiau oountry and it is very
largely due to the eflerta of (be
Chieftain daily and weekly.
The "late" nuisance Is especial
ly txssperating at church. About
the lime the preacher gets fairly
marled to have a number of "lale&"
come sulking in must be trying on
a mln,tr'rt nrve3 At u theatre
in Loudon nut long ugo the mil
imiiucHuent wsb advertised that
HckHls w.iuM nut be honored un
iting tho ImSder-' wero lu their
HtU when tlit curtuiu was raided,
the wi tiro audiecoe was Befttfcil and
there whs nu tJJalutbapoe
i In Tuesday's rmin'clpal dec
lion Vinita scored another great
victory, nnd Is now ready to face
tho fore with renewed confidence
and energy. It ia well worth the
tiYirt, and practically settles the
question, for n year ttt least, as to
which element in tho plsoe is
dominant. Those who Insist upon
tbe drawing of partiean lines linvo
been eat upon heavily, and tho
citizens of Vinita have declared
meet emphatically that tho united
elrength of all must he had in
furtherance uf the great enterprises
that we ehall tackle shortly.
Tho arrest and conviction of a
few fraudulent voters nt this tiom
may prove of inoalculablo benefit
io this country in luuue years.
Conditions oro more or less chaotic
in nil parts of tho Indian Territory
and to make an examplo ol a man
who seeks to debauch the ballot
wilt have a saluiory effect in after
years. The man who sells his
vote is unworthy of tho privilege,
and tho man who purchases it is
also criminal in slightly diflereul
degree. Upon the purity of the
ballot rests the institutions ol our
government, and the man who
thus corrupts it, is a revolutionist
and a menace to society. Such
characters ought to be hunted out
and proiecuied to the extent of
Sustains a Fractured I Lee While
Pursuing a Moodlnm.
While purging Charley Parks,
a chronic thug and hoodlum, who
committed a cowardly eesault on
an inoflensive citizen, last night
Marshal Ledhetter slipped and
fell sustaining a fractured leg.
Tho accident occurred near tho
chile Bland at the intersection of
Illinois avenue and Wilson street.
As is tho nature of his ilk, Parks
bod walked up behind his victim
and struck him in tho face.
Marshal Ledbetter appearing on
the scene a moraen alter the as-
eault the cowardly hoodlum took
to his heels. Ledbetter was close
behind him when be slipped pn a
rock and fell heavily to tbe ground
fracturing his right leg midway
between the knee and hip. He
was removed to bis home, and
Drs. B. F. Forlner, Oliver Bagby
end Lewis Bagby reduced the
fracture. Tbe marshal is resting
easily today but it will be a long
time before he will be able to re
eume bis duties.
The accident to Ledbetter
evidenced the tern peramenl of the
people as soon as it became known.
Tbe determination to stamp out
tho gang of young hoodlums who
infest Vinita, was expressed by
tbe citizens generally. They will
be rounded up, at tbe lust move
they make and no influence will
be sufficient to keep them irom
getting the limit. The young
thug, Parke, escaped last nignt,
but tbe officers are after him, and
as there are a half dozen charges
against him, he will get a dose of
the law ob eoon as he is appro
The people have announced that
hoodlumism will not be to) .rated
in Vinita, and the gang of coward
ly rowdies will abide by their
decision or the penitentiary will
yet receive them.
Pliny on the War Path .
Yesterday was a .hard lay on
tho tlot machines and gaming de
vices in Iloldenville. District at
torney Soper came down from Vi
nita to attend to some business,
and tho slot machine at Hotel
Scott attracted his attention. Tbey
have attraoled the attention of
others, but with different results.
He got Marshal Kaaee and ordered
a raid made on all of the machines
in town. While they were break
ing the slot machines in the Soolt
billiard hall, some of the machine
owners in other places began to
hide their mechines away, but all
were brought out and broken,
Henry Kaaee wieldea tho ax with
as much force and grace as if he
was a student cf Mrs. Nation,
while Attorney Soper stood by
with u hat full of niokles and saw
the breaking well dono Times.
Appointed a Commissioner.
Judge Talberlof AtohlBon,Kan,,
has besn appointed a United
Stales ocnimisfcioner by Federal
Judge Hosea Tn-sriifend, vice Cor
nelius Iltrdy uf Titlio-iiingii, re'
signed. Commlbsloner Stuart Den
nis is tiDtiiferred from Ada to
Duncan; Commissioner Gullet) at
Dtiuoan, is transferred to Tiehora
in go and Judge Talbert goes to
'DATTI C" 10 liHM
bA I I LL lU W U II a!
Good Govornmcnt Ticket
Carries tho Election by
jority, CLEAN SWEEP MADE
And Entire Ticket Elected From
Top to Bottom Was a Land
Slide What the Recall .
Means tn Vinita.
The citizens of Vinita bavo
puktm n. no uncertain voice,
They have declared that law and
order shall continue In Vinita.
They have declared that Vinita
shall push forward to her dt-Btiuod
place, among the territory towns,
riiey have declared that no
obstacles ehalt block the way to a
belter and giealer municipal life.
The most Important election in
the municipal history of Vinita is
ovor. Tbe Good Government
forccB have won a groat battlo.
From top to bottom their ticket
wan elected by an overwhelming
majority. Though the voting
throughout the day indicated vie
tory, the most sanguine never
hoped for one so complote. Tbe
vote is the most lurceful commen
tary that could be written on the
moral sentiment of Vinita. It
speaks in clarion tones the deter
mination of the citizens of Vinita
to maintain a law and order town,
and it will be a dangerous experi
ment lor tbe one, who attempts to
oppose their will.
The election was conducted in a
very orderly manner, and though
there were a number of drunks in
evidence, no disturbances occurred
until after the pulling booth wae
cloved. Tbe accident which
Marshal Ledbetter suffered,
threatened to result in an out
break of hoodlumism, with his
removal, but Deputy James Wilk
ereon was soon on tbe scene, and
dispersed the groups of drunks
which bad rapidly gathered. Th-re
are no weak spute in WilkerBuu's
make up, and that fact was soon
appreciated by tbe tough element.
One of their number named Boss
wob inclined to be garrulous, and
spent the remainder of the night
talking ;to tbe bars in tbe hold
Altogether it was a glorious
victory a victory for right.
The judges began the count at
the mayor'sjoffice at 7:30, the good
government gallopers got tbo pole
and went ahead on tbe first ballot,
a straight one The rumps got
away second with a clean start,
but the third stride saw tbe bunch
mix wilL three councilors, C. O.
Berry, Edgar Smith and J. V.
SanderB bunched in the good gov
ernment crowd Two or three
clean jumps put the people's fav
orites in the lead which they held
to tbe finish. At the first furlough
they bad easy daylight, the count
showing Parker 05 to burner's 34,
Ledbetter 05 to Rideiibour 35.
Parks developed Borne speed, and
for a time promised to gel a piece
of the money, but tbe balance ol
the Bkull and crosBbor.e stable on
ly struggled to save the flag.
At. the quarter it became appar
ent that the battle is not always to
tbe strong, for the 22-band quarter
horse of the rumps showed only -51
points against his .opponents 152
for privilege of handling tbe city's
ducats; while tbe mayor's vott
stood 09 to 52, with a stray taken
up and posted by L B. Bell.
Parks by a strong burst spurted
up to Wilson's flank with 73 io 70;
Ridenbour tnsdo, small temporary
gains, galling Into Ledb?tier's dust
and again falling back, while Ber
ry reached out for the flow favor
ite in the council. Isbell showed
up in fast company, the pace giv
ing him a .headache, and he went
to the stable for a rub down and a
Al the half Parks had again
dropped back to the lead uf the
Blow ones 52 points behind Wil
eon while Walker, for assessor,
stepped up to tbe lead of tbe last
ones with 173 points to Sbana
ban's 172 for second place in the
winners. At this point Judge W.
P. Thompson said that his stable
bad forfeited all right to tbe prize
and sent the bunch to the stable,
only staying in tbe stand to wit
ness the pretty finish of the
good government sprinters out of
respect for the rules of the Arkan
sas jockey club.
The favorites headed into the
stretch with Parker in the lead
with 320'and Walker a doss second
the rest close up in a bunch, while
the rumps grouped hopelessly in
tbe back stretch looking' for a con
venient gateway to tho stable ol
The finish was under a blanket
aui am,d rousing applaud from
tho grand Bland and dismal groans
from the bleachers. Truly the tal
ent was hard hit, but profiting by
this oxperienco it is doubllul if
thoy Will ngain start a mud horse
on a good track, repeoial y In-nich
Tho finish Was as follows:
L. P. Parker 370
J. T. Gunter 104
Arthur F. Ohamberlin 345
W. II Mortln ' 100
D. II. Wilson 310
8 F. Park 222
J. W. Byrtl 373
II U. Ballard 100
Earl Walker 377
Marma Dauiel 104
Ed Shanahan 304
T. M. Bufflngton 177
J. J. Spencer 333
Frank Billingslea 203
J. F. L-dbetter 372
II, E. Redenhour 103
J. O. 8tarr .'.... 345
A N. Green 340
B. F Former 336
W. II. Darrough 302
E. N. Ratclifl 359
J. W. Sanders 172
L. P. Isbell 157
O O Berry 211
L P Oarrison 170
Edgir Smith 213
The total vote cast was 543.
An analysis of the above vote is
suggestive It wilnessos the de
feat of mon, many of whom are
popular, but whose personality
could not carry tho load, which
had been placed on them by tbe
It is not a victory for any party
for any set of men it 1b a victory
for tbe people.
Soup House Qa ng.
Fairland, I. T., April 2 The
election passed off hero quietly.
The Boup house gang, which has
been in power for several years,
was entirely overthrown and we
are now assured of a good town
Tbe tree school ticket was elect
ed Irom one end to the ther. The
following are the winners: N. C
Gallemore, mayor; P. V. Sutton,
recorder; Bert GainB, marshal; D
W. Freeman, Geo. Groupe, W. B.
Hamilton, Frank Gaines and C.A.
Smith are the new couucilmen.
Tbe ticket is tbe best ever elect,
ed in Fairland and was a"great
victory for order and free schools.
Clean Sweep Made On the Entire City
Muskogee, I. T., April 2, 1902.
The democrats of Muskogee
carried the city election yesterday
by a handsome mxjority. A heavy
vote was polled.
The following are the winners:
Mavor, II. B. Spaulding.
Recorder, I. T. McMurray.
City Attorney, Eck E Brook
City Treasure, W. T. Wisdom.
City Marshal, Wm Hewing.
Street Commissioner, Jack
Councilmen G. W, Duncan,
W. W. Brinks, D. H. Middleton,
J. L. Dabbs, N. A Gibson, J. B.
Blackmore, N. F. Hancock, W. O.
Joins tho Ranks ot Qood dovern
Tbe majority of the- Citizen's
Ticket was elected at the city
ejection al I'ryur Creek yeBterday.
Tbe recorder and one council
men being the only officers lost.
In the recorder race, Owen Harri
bon, democrat, boat W. B. Chap
man, and Al Clem, democrat,
heat II. O. Adamson, citizen nomi
nee. The following candidates on tbe
Citizen's Ticket were elected:
Mayor, J. K Bristow.
Councilmen W. A. Graham,
8. 0. Campbell, II. Ball, R. L.
Let's make It unanimous.
Sam Parks ran ahead of his
The poor fellow with the' big jag
was in evidence,
The trial of Ralph Vann, arrett
ed for illegal voting has been set
for April 15.h.
Dennis Wilson and Sam .Parks
ought to bwap tbe front part (rf
It is very easy to see which way
the other fellow voted, though the
result has been accepted in the
main, good naturedly.
"Uncle Jim" Wilkerson lost no
time in showing the drunks tbe
two roads One led to their homes
tbo other to the cooler.
WMWKBtm . npMi t wmmmn
SPRING WASH GOODS.
We are offoring to
jooos snown in v inita. 1 ne styles are orana new, tne iaoncs rne pest,
and prices are consistent with the quality offered. j
White goods for commencement dressesSheer Persian Lawns the most desirable white goods
manufactured. Prices 25c, 35c, 40c and 50c per yard.
Sixty-eight inch organdies in all colors, white and black, 50c, 75c and $1 per yard.
If you don't buy our "Primrose Batiste" you won't get the best dress fabrics offered this season, the
material is 32 inches wide, absolutely fast colors, and includes all the color combinations of this seasons
styles; the patterns are perfectly beautiful and the price is 15c a yard.
New Linens for shirtwaists, separate skirts and full suits, the most serviceable wash goods manu
factured; the prices are 20c, 25c and 35c per yard.
Vi TvT 1,I.. fr ,1 t
ti x-mu iauy laii auuiu iu uuy 111:1 iiJl 11154 l WilllOUl llii. bl'Clllg wimi vk -.11 1; suuwiii. juus"'s .- &
what wc see and hear our customers say, our hats are more stylish, and cheaper too, than any shown in
cS Vinita. Come in and see our millinery before you buy. ' IS:
I Perfect Workmanship.
-a Strouse &.Bros. make of clothing is frst making its influence felt where ever clothing is sold. The
4fl styles and workmanship are of a character that inspires confidence at once. Every superior point is
3 easily disernablc no niaing of light behind a bushel. We speak with confidence when we say that
H in style, fit and workmanship, Strouse & -Bros, clothing has no equal. Our spring and summer show-
3 ing is of extreme beauty, leaving nothing to be desired by the most fastidious. The range of patterns
1 is exceptionally large and -well selected, and we are pleased to show them at $10 to $18.50.
The E. N.
Tho Wilson street billiard hall
was closed on orders from Com
missioner Stanfield last night and
a crowd of drunks lost a happy
The accident which befell Mar
shal Ledbetter was tho ono note
of regret heard this morning. As
the people were with him yester
day, their sympathy is his today.
The total vote oast was 515
Two were thrown out making the
official vote 513 A conservative
estimate places the number of res
donts, who have not been here
long enough tn vote at fifty. This
shows the rapid increase in pnpu
Program ot Three Days Session be
ginning Tomorrow Evening.
Tho spring mcetloi. of Sequoyah
Presbytery will oonvciie at tho Pies
bytilun church I11VI11IU onTliur-Kluy
evening, April 3, 1002, at 7:30. The
opening scrmoi. will be preached by
tho retiring numerator, Itov. V. K.JU.
Llppcrt, of Clarornore; al tho cloco ot
which tho I'foibytory will be organ
I zed by tbo election ot a moderator
and temporary olerks.
9:00 a. tit. Devotional meeting.
930 a. in. Iluslnes station.
11:00 a. m. Scruiou.
3:30 p. 111. Businew rsioii,
7:30 p. tn. Popular miio!iary tutetlng
9:00 a. tn. Devotional meeting.
9:30 a. tn. ButineM setilon,
11:00 a, in. Sermon
2 wo p. 111. DusincM aewiou.
7:30 p. m. Young people's uiMtiiig. ,
Address by Rev. A. Grant Itvaiii,
president Henry Kendall College.
10:00 a, m. Sabbath school.
11:00 a 111 Preaching.
Rev. 1'. W. Ilawley of Oklahoma City.
Reception of members and oommuu
ion. 3130 p m Union League meeting.
. 7:30 p. m. Installation of Rev. J. S.
Stubblefield as pastor VinitaJCtmreli,
Sermon, Rev. Theo. ISrackcn.
Charge to the people. Rav D N Allen.
Charge to the pastor, Rev. C W. Kerr.
Day at the
Oloreraore, I. T., April 2,1902,
Claromnro lined up with Vinita
yesterday and elected tho Jontiro
citizens ticket, which was non
partisan and pledged to good gov
eminent. The election passed off
quietly, though u heavy vote was
Miss Neit'O Duncan is expected
home from Utah toon-
the trade this season the
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Ratcliff Mercantile Company
Notes from Chelsea.
Miss Trixie Darrenburg is visit
ing the Mlfsea Hanson and Mrs.
C. L. Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bond are hav
ing a new house built on the lot
just below Dr. Bones.
The Easter exercises were just
splendid. Mrs. Sirange deserves
much credit fur the training or the
Mr Sam McSpadden, his daugh
ter, Miss Rue and MisBMary Jor
dan attended the Culpepper meet
ing lust Friday night.
Rev. J E. Vick of Poteou, I. T.,
former pastor of the Methodist
church here, wbb Bhaking hands
with old friends last week.
Mrs. J. T. Hendrix entertained
last Monday evening in honor of
her friend, Mrs. John Derickson
ol C'aremoro. Tlioso present were
Mrs. Tom McSpadden, Mrs. J. W.
Bono, Mrs. J. 0 Pifnr, Mrs. A.
Bond. Mrs. Ricbaid Morrison,
Mrs. Belcher and the Misses
Illrch liuruett wai In from Sapulp a
The ground Is In good condition for
tree planting. .
Mrs. F. P, Mussel and family aro
visiting in IlllnoH.
Kor pure bred gumo chicken? see
Geo. Hlgglns. Bgg, II per setting.
Uarrutt Galloway went to visit his
niothar at Stroud voslcrday morning.
Uol. Hilt Hlgglnsrcturoed yesterday
from a trip to Kansas Olty and other
SviiCnckott ami wlfo tnovod to
Mrs, Taylor's rosidonco In tho south
pstl of town Tuesday.
Senator W. T. Davis nt Delaware
dlstrlot has been spending a day or
two In town this weok.
Nloe woll shaped two year old soft
maples, live to coven feet, at the Vi
nita nursery, ton cents cacb.
Foley's Kidney Cure makes kidneys
and bladder right. Don't delay tak
ing. For Sale at Pcoplo'a Drug Store)
Wo arc telling barbed wlro at tho
rate of u car ever too days. Keep
coming we will keep you supplied.
Darrougli Hardware Co. dw
Tho Ohloftuln would call tbo atten
tion ot tho gentlemen elected ou the
good government ticket to tho condi
tion or ttie streets and id owalks.
Our lino of bicycle, lawn-moMcr.
rsfrlgeruturs, water cooler, Ico cream
freezers, IMiIng tackle and hammocks
U complete. Co mo In and examine
thorn. DmuugliHurdwuroCo. iw
The Criterion for April.
ltocolieciloos of AutulriW Ifarrugut,
the fourth of a -.erlo-i of articles on
famous Amorlcuns, by Qou. .Tames
Grant Wilson, take, promluenco
umo'iii tbo many li.torekt'nit nd
j valuable contributions to tlio April
largest and best selected stock of Wash g
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Criterion. Tbo article, splendidly
Illustrated by raro photographs, his
torlcdocumcntxawl autograph e iters
is full of Intlinuto personal memories
ot tho great man, and contains a
truo account of the Mo bile Bay Incld
cntandtho dramatic lahlng ot tbe
gallant Admiral to his sblpjn mast.
Love Affairs of Groat Mus'.Mam
by Rupert Hugho, will be found a 11
unusually fascinating paper, doullng
wltb some romantic umours of fumou
A tlmoly and oxrcptlnnally Inter
esting article, Campaigning with the
German Army In France, by Oulonol
Murat Halstoid, uraphloully rotates
some new and hitherto little known
historical events of tho Franco
Prussian War, as personally seen by
The fourth paper on One Century
of Acting treats of soma famous com
edians of tbo early years of tho 10th
Wuldon Fawcett's Oddest Raster
Celebration In America and Florence
Dledsoo OrofTo.d's Evolution of an
Indian SJald complete u list of special
articles that Is unexcelled by any
publication of the mouth.
Killing tho Mandarin, a serial by
Vanco Thompson, continues In vivid
Intercut and clover working out of a
strong psychologic problem.
Brllllint short storlos and poems
by tho clot eras t urltors bt the day,
excellent critical review, und especi
ally attractive Illustrations, mako the
April Criterion whnt It alms to bo a
real criterion of magszlno llteraluro
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