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I. M. MAKKS, Editor mid I'abllifcer
II . LKE OLOTAVOItTHr,
Vinita, I. T., Acnn,, 10, 1902
Who la responsible) for that il
Vlnila is now ready for the In I
appraisement commissioners .
Help mako the town of Vlniln
the city of the Indian territory.
Now is tho appointed time to
show that the prostitution of the
balht will not be (olerated In
Even the burglars have found
out that Ledbollor is disabled.
Every improvement you makp
on your property la an improve,
ment to Vinlla.
The telcphi.no service in Vitiitu
is not what it ought to bo, it is
nothing like bb good as it UBed to
The laod office Tor the Cherokee
nation will be established at VI
nila. This is not official but prac
Thoe who miss reading tho
Chtrfiain for the next few weeks
will misB some mighty ini-rc,'.-ing
It is earnestly hoped the new
oily government will not iorget lo
give us h system of neat and cub
If another city election were
coming it would be mighty hard to
find anyone rash enough to try the
straight party ticket.
The story comes from Oklahoma
that railroad survey eUkes are so
.tumorous that the farmers find it
iieceBtary to clear them away be.
Tho present year' will, perhaps,
outdo all former years in the mat
ter ol railroad building. The In
dian territory is very mucb like a
bee hive about this time.
Now Colonel Robert L. Owen
has the task ol his life in trying lo
con-ince congress that there is no
harm in robbing the Creek Indians
The outcome will be watched with
The Frisco System has begun
the publication of a monthly book
lot ot events it) which special
wvtr-ur imtofr alo uucriou.
is valuable for its data, and is
withal n work of art.
The man who can go through a
political campaign, and engage in
tho heat of battle and remain at a
normal temperature ia a pretty
safe kind of man after all no mat
Mr which side he is on.
.4e Indian appropriation bill
providoB that the decisions of the
Dawes commission in citizenship
cases in the five tribes shall be
final If not disapproved by the
secretary within sixty days.
The United Slates court at Vi
nlta ia the largeBt court in the new
northern district and ia the logical
place for tho jail and court of re
cord. It is centrally located and
easily accessible from all points.
Tho religious sentiment in Vi
nita is more widespread and gen
eral, perhaps, than ever before.
For more than three weeks there
have been services every Light and
moat of the time during the day.
Men soon lose respect for the
law if crime is allowed to go un
punished. Justice tempered with
mercy, does not mean that family
or political influence be allowed
to name the degree of the punish
There was never a finer prospect
for an all round good crop year
than present indications point to.
Wheat and oats look fine and corn
planting ia going forward. The
cbanoes for another fruit crop are
The man, who goes around
threatening alter having been fair
ly and completely licked, is not to
be feared. He has not as much
buck bone as an angle worm, or
the moral courage of a long-tailed
The election of Homer Spauld
ing was a great victory for the
moral element of Muskogee. The
opposition claimed every tough
and divekeeper as their partisans,
yet were thoroughly thrashed.
Well done Muskogee!
There has been a lull in tbe re.
turn of names of rejected claim
ant!) to Cherokee citizenship cbbbs
from tho department of tho in
terior, but we are infoimed that
eoin they will again be given out
by tho Dawbb commission in large
nujibers. The recent amendment
tu tha Indian appropriation bill
iijjvks the finding of the commie,
won final unless disapproved by
llitt secretary of the interior with.
riti.eix.y days. ' "" I
Col. W. M. GravonBlsIn Wash.
iuglon trying to obtain a pardon
for Henry Starr, serving a fifteen
year sentence for killing Deputy
Floyd Wijson near Nowata. Jtarr
was in tLr? Bentonvillo bank rob.
bery and other hold-ups,
Vinita in moving forward to a
greater life, is eimpiy fulfilling
her manliest destiny. With every
advantage ol the home city and
the commercial center, Vinita will
move rapidly to (he Ipro, as tho
ideal city tit the Indian Territory.
ii la nsjia
The new Methodist ohuroh at
Adair is about finished and will be
dedicated on the first Sabbath in
May. Dr. W. D. Falmoro of Si.
Louis, editor of the Christian Ad
vocate will delfm life sermon,
and conduct tho dedicatory serv.
A man accepts a defeat with the
grace of a man, and if he considers
that he is in the right will await
the appointed time to attempt
victory again. A booby eulfis,
awea's and throats. Now put
your finger on thu boobyB in
One of the surest ways to build
up Vinfta Is to patronize tho home
merchants. With tho stores that
are in Vinita at present there
should be no necoeeity of outside
purchases In case they have not
the exact article you desire, let
them purchase il for you.
The general chaotic condition nf
the Indian territory ia bad enough
but tho locator domestlo conditions
in Vinita aro above reproach, We
havo no saloons, nor gambling
dens, and during the coming eoa
son we will have no Sunday ball
games within tbe city limits,
Printed in this iesue will be
seen tbe professional card oj E, A,
Slubblefield, whose office may bo
found in the Gray-Halsellbuild
ing, over the Estlln lurniture store.
Dr. Stubblfield is a dentist ol
ability and the Chieftain takes
pleasure in commending him to
the people ol Vinita.
The South McAleoter Capital
attaches more importance to the
Moon bill-than ia warranted. 01
course that measure ia far pre
terabit to the Soper f jur year car-
pntbagrule monstrccily, but is
not intended to be a permanert
settlement of the matter. Single
statehood will he tbe final solution
of the whole problem.
A prominent St. Louis man is
missing since being indiated by
the grand jury for bribe-ry at the
election. There are a few men in
U(ll akn-mUl U inillfti uUn. Il ..
same offense when the next grand
jury convenes. The man who at
tempts to debauch the ballot box
ought to be hunted down and pun
ched to the extent of the law.
It Bbould be staled for the in
formation of all Cherokee citizens,
and others interested, the Indian
appropriation carries an amend
ment to the effect that eighty acres
is the amount of land allowed to
be held by each Cherokee until al
lotments are made. Tbia amend
ment is recent, and many are of
tbe impression that one hundrod
..ca is the minimum acreage.
The revival meetings juBt closed
conducteJ by Evangelist Culpep
per and his two sons, assisted by
the paBtora of other cburcheB in
Vinitr. have been of inctlculable
spiritual benefit to tbe comunity.
The churches have all been
strengthened numerically as well
as revived spiritually. The out
look for Christian work in Vinita
this year is exceedingly flattering.
Tbe coming meeting of the In
dian territory press assool-'lon at
Claremore on the 16th and 17th of
May will, from present indications
be the largest and best meeting In
the historyof the association. Theee
press meetings are conducive of
good fellowship among the craft, I
and promoleb the mutual interest
of all by acquaintance. It is hoped
every town in tbe territory will be
No recourse to the law fhiuld
be necessary this spring and
summer to compel citizens of Vi
nita to keep their premises clean.
Boing without a system of sewer
age it ia inouraoent on every reel-
dent to see that no filth piles are
accumulated. With this aseistnnce
fiom the citizens tbe heulth au
thorities will be abie to place the
town in u good stinitary condition
for the Summer months, Clean up
before being ordered to do il it
makeB the work easier.
It will ho a grave error if tho
charge against Ralph Vanu of il
legally voting in Tuesday's elec
tion is not thoroughly and forcibly
prosecuted. There can be no
mitigating circumstances to ex.
cuse an attempt to prostituto tho
ballot. If he is innocent he will
be acquitted, if .guilty he should be
punished and every effort made to
discover the identity of those im
plicated in his crime. A rigorous
prosecution in the present instance
may deter others from falling vic
tims to unscrupulous politicians.
The sanctity of the ballot mutt bul
I At loitg as Muskoge has Goi.
Bob Ow'on left she Oiighl to bo sat
isfied, even if South MoAlestor
does get tho territorial capital.
vinita Is at present the one
strategic) point in the Indian terri
tory., Il Is the "motrgpolls ol the
north Country, and the business
magnet of (he best eeotion of tho
il. U.-T-piUildinfj, tho now mayor
of Muskogfio, began business t on
day by fining a man 825 for pro
fane and abueivo language on the
Blreet. Thin Is a good beginning
and shows the right spirit
Now Muskogee is in the throes
of distress. If the Moon bill pass
es the capital will go to South
MoAleslor, (and if the northern
dlstrlot is divided she will lose
half her court business. But she
will still have the Dawes commis
sion and the Indian agency and
that ought lo be come compensa
The Moon bill is far preferable
to tho Soper bill in every way
The latter would tie up presont
conditions for another four years
and hinder the general progress of
this groat o'Jtintry. The Moon bill
is perhaps the best wo can get at
present, and will carry ua over un
til Statehood can be bad stato
hood with Oklahoma.
DEFENDS HIS NAME.
D. V. C. Duncan Denies Charges ot
Fraud Against Mint in Connec
tion Willi Dawson and Shoe
Editor Chieftain: In view of
the ruthless freedom with which
the name of D. W. 0. Duncan has
been used of late in connection
with oerlain old citizenship cases
whioh aie now pending for leview
before the Dawes commission, he
feels that it would bo unfair to hli
friends, us well as unjust to him
self, if he should offer no word of
remonstrance, And, by means of
an exceptional silence, tacitly ac
knowledge the, truth of that dis
graceful charge which has been
lodged against him by tbe
unscrupulous tongues of detration.
It was his fortune, near twenty
years ago, to bold tbe office of
olerk of Cherokee Citizenship com
mission. Several decisions of that
tribunal admitting certain persona
to the- rights of Cherokee citizen
ship are now questioned on the
alleged ground of corruption, to.
wit: that the clerk received cer
tain moneys which he used in ob
taining those judgments contrary
LLa tha tvihi . ..I J ........
He is well aware that thoso who
would prefer to see him convicted
of this crime, a declaration of biB
innocence on hia part, however
solemn, would be wholly unavail
ing; to such therefore we make no
appeal. He believes, though, that
there are a great many people who,
having heard of the matter, are
magnanimous enough to withhold
their judgment until a proof of bis
guilt has been produced sufficient
ly convincing. It is to these, and
especially those of them who are
willing to be classed among his
frlendB, that he takeB a proud
pleasure in affirming upon bis
horur 'hat this chargn of corrup
tion Is, in the whole and in the de
tail, is absolutely false an arrant
fabrication; and that the testi
mony ppiduoed by the nation's
attorneys in support of this charge
before the Dawes commission was
a lie not a whit ieBB wicked than
the worst that was ever thrown
off from the tongue of tbe devil.
It Ib hard tr believe that it was
ever the intention of the Cherokee
government, in employing at
torneys lo defend the rights of tbe
Cherokee people against the false
claims of citizenship, that they
should di-Eoeud lo a mode of prac
tice, not only damaging to the
good name ot rospeclable citizens,
but thoroughly dii-graceful to tbe
We might stop here; but we
can nut pemuade ourself to close
this communication without first
mking mention of a few things in
ciiniieoilou with these cases we
allude lo the Dawson, and the
, When these oases were tried bV
fore ibe Cherokee oummiBeion, the
evidence was taken down in writ,
ing directly from the llpa of the
wiiuses and as nearly verbatim
as practicable. At tho olose of the
trial, thU written tsstlmony, along
with tha pleadiqga, was respect
fully buiiohed, and, together with
the judgments recorded, carefully
deposited (or safekeeping in the
executive office, and was left there
ip lije.. custody of (he principal
chief. Now, as much as nineteen
years afterward just a few days
ago when these sauid cases came
up for review before the Dawes
commitaion, there was not a pa
per in them to be found except tho
bare record of (he judgment, apd a
solitary little piece of the plead,
ings which purported lo be a mo
tion for a new (rial.
The question now arises hb to
who is responsible lor this sweep
ing diminution of the records. Tin
doubtedly the responsibility must
rest tipon the parly into whoso
hands they were originally placed
by the law for aafo keeping 'ho
principal chief, Yet1 we" are V
to bellove that the man who occu
pies the place of chief cuslodii.n
of the nations honor could be guil
ty in these premises of anything
moro than merely a reprehensible
neglect to adequately guard tbe
valuable conter.tB of his office
against the fingers ot rummage
and depredation. . Wo are much
more inclined to believe that some
poor, dwarfed branch of tho. legal
profession, skilled In, tho art of
crooked practice, cunningly pene
trated the vaults of tho executive
office and, capturing these papers,
spirited them away, in pursuance
of a general plan for fixing the
guilt of corruption upon the clerk
of the Tehee commission; certainly
the vicious simplicity of an act of
that kind could furnish no ground
at all (or an inference ol innocence
on part of at least of a good por
tion of the standing that is en
gaged in the management of theso
maltsrcon tbe sido of tho nation.
Tho singular disappearance of
these papers ia not without sig
nificance and some rational inter
pretation.' Tbo last known of thin written
evidence, it was in tbo hands of
the national authorities now rep
resented by tbe attorneys who are
prosecuting tho review ol these
cases. It was certainly either suf
ficient, or not sufficient, to jusllly
the judgment rendered by the
Cherokee commission; if sufficient,
then clearly there could havo bees
no need of putting money into tho
bands of the clerk for tho purposo
of corrupting the court in the in
tereel of the claimants; indeed it
would have been a completo do
tense againt a chargo of that kind,
If, on the other hand, it bed been
insufficient, then it would have
been at least a very strong circum
stance in support of such an ac
cusation, and nothing would the
attorneys for Ihe nation have done
with greator alacrity than to pio
duce it at the trial before tbe
Dawes commisaion. Tho fact that
they did not do this warrants tbe
inference that thoy knew, if pro
duced, damage their case; nor can
this inferenco be satisfactorily off.
set by their simply Baying that, at
some former timo, they had tbo
ill luck to lose theso papers.
Tho form of corruption insisted
upon is this case by tho attorneys
for the nation involves not only
tho good name of the clerk, but
the honor of every officer em
braced In the composition of the
court itself. In onior to rid the
iiauun or cerium i-uuuaiuus citi
zens, they propose to morally de
molish one entire branch of the
civil government. A far more
sensible plan of procedure would
have been to treat the case as a
legislative question and enlist tbe
strong arm of the national council.
The sovereignity of the Choro
keo people in all matters pertain
ing to the rights of Cherokee cili
zenehip is absolute and unques
tioned. In the exercise of that
sovereignity, they have gone so
lar as lo prescribe in their consti
tution the ultimate condition upon
which a Cherokee can be made a
citizen at all: He must live per
petually within the territorial lim
Us orthe Cherokee nation. Tbey
make a citizen of a white man on
condition that he will marry a
Cherokee woman; again thoy lake
hlB citizenship from Lim when bo
o-moiiioB tu a woman woo is a
non citizen. Acting through their
national council, they review and
corrt-ct all Cherokee census rolls;
whomsoever they put upon tho
roll are to be accepted as citizens:
whomsoever Ihey strike off, are
rejected as aiienB. The famous
"authenticated" roll of 1880, that
infallible test of Cherokee citizen
ship, was made in this way. This
soverelgity on part of the Chero
kee people has also been acknowl
edged by the United States, and
congress has impliedly approved
it. In the act defining the duties
ol the Dawes commission, they
aro instructed that, in making a
roll of Cherokee chitons, ihey are
not to regard the abstract rights
of the applicant, but lo test hla
fitness for enrollment by tbe
"Jaws and customs" of the Chero
In view of these factB then, why
trouble tbe Dawes commission?
The judgment of the Cherokee cit
izxnshlp court ia nothing In the
way J.et the national council say
whriVam does not want for a cili
zen, and ihe Danes commisaion
will, under the instrucliona of con
gress, be bound to acquiesce The
only objection that could bo" raised
againtt bo direct a method of re
lieving the nation against the bo
gus claims of citizenship, would be
its extreme Ineirjenslvenesa.
You Knotr What You are Taking
When you take Cmve's Tantcless billl
Tonic because tbo formula Is Dlnlnly
printed 011 every bottle, abowlntr tbt
It U simply Iron and quinine, Jnj.. a
tastclciu form'.' No euro,- no pay.' CQ
Mrs. Dick Morrlion returned to
Chelsea after a few daytTtlt" w)tn
Aro Being Rapidly Straight
ened Out by tho Depart
ment and Congress.
Pending Dissolution of tbe Several
Indian Governments are Now ,
Engaging Allontion at
Washington and End
ia in Sight.
Tho houBe committee on Indian
affairs Ib busy with the considera
tion of the bills providing for the
ratification of the Choctaw, Chick
asaw and Creek agreements.
A disposition has been shown
and expressed by tho commitles
to push those vexatious instru
ments to a final settlement with
out delay. ' -
A great deal of pressure is being
brought to boar on the commitlee
by the interior department to
close up all of the tribal nflolra at
As soon as tho measun now
under consideration aro ii 11 ally
disposed of tho Oheiokeo treaty
will bs taken up for action.
Il is thought in Washington that
all of tho questions now at Ibsuo
between the several tribes and the
government will bo finally set
tled, so far as congress is con
cerned, at this session.
Secretary Hitchcock le also anx
ious for a settlement of the affairs
of tho tribes, as nothing in his ad
ministration of the duties of office
of secretary of the interior liaa
caused more constant friction In
his department nor brought vdown
more severe criticism upon his
hoad, than -bo management of In
dian affairs. Mr. Hitchcock would
prefer to have matters in the In
dian bureau generally in n moro
satisfactory condition when he
sends in hia letter of resignation,
which despite all of tbo reports to
the contrary, will unquestionably
bo written within the next few
Owen Objects to Provisions
Congressman Curtis has secured
l. nr,ututtueii. ni a subcommittee
of the House committee on Indian
affairs lo consider tho supplement
al treaties with the Chlcksaw and
Choclawa and with the Creeks.
The members of tbo subcommittee
are Sherman of Now York, Lacey
of Iowa, Little of Arkansas and
StephonB of Texas.
It is expected that the recom
mendations of the secretary oljthe
interior .will be adopfed in tbe
consideration of points in disputo
between the Indians and tho de
The ubiquitous Bob Owen of
Muskogee sees a menace to his
graft in tbe provisions declaring
null and void all land leases made
by the Indians without the ap
proval of tho interior department,
and ia in Washington fighting the
Provides (or the Division of
Northern Judicial District.
Tbe eenato Saturday passed the
Indian Appropriation bill, the last
section of which provides for the
creation of two judicial districts
out of what is now the northern
judicial district. Tho new district
will be known as the weatern dis
trict and Includes the Creek and
Seminole nations. Branch courts
are established at Wewoka, Eu
faula and Okmulgee in western
district and at Sallisaw in north
ern district. Branch courts are
also established at Tishomingo
and Ada in southern district.
On account of other conflicting
interests, we have this day sold
our retail grocery business to the
Lahman Grocery Co. who will
continue tho business al tho old
etand. We wish to thank our
many customers for their patron
age in the past and hope thoy will
give our successor! ilu considera
tion. They are experienced gr
eery men and are well equipped
to eerve the trade, '
Ef N. RATOLIFF MEIt. CO.'
Judge Townaend has appointed
T, N. Robnelt of Paul's Valley
commissioner at Ardmnre to sue
cerid tbe late Judge 8. B. Bradford.
'Strayed One black pltr, weluh
Tibciut 70 pound'', marked, smooth
crop In loft car, utid overblt In ouch
car, whlto .'eoi and Uttlo white in
forehead, Pedigreed hog, Poland
China, Will pay liberal reward,
Geortfe It. McLaughlin, liluojackut.
Hqlp make Vlulu the eaiden city.
o) field ia now .controlled by tun
Indian Territory Illuminating Oil
company, composed mostly of
en-Urn capitalists, who bought tho
lease holdings and other proper
ties of the Osflgo Oil company,
which drilled tho first wells. F.A.
Bales of New York, president of
the new company nnd A. P. Mc
Bride, rosidejtW manager, are at
BartlosVillartUd havo selected sites
for seven nflw'wolls.
Henderson Has Blocked Immedlato
- Consideration ot statehood
Speaker Henderson haa changed
front again on tho nues'ion of con
ffllderation of the bill admitting
Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mex
ico to statehood. Last week he
Btated that he would allow the bill
to be called up na a privileged mo
tion, instead of fixing a day for its
consideration, Tim bill Is now on
the calendar as privileged, and to
day a movement was started by
tbe delegates from the three terri
torlos to havo it called up tomor
row ahead of tho Cuban reciproci
ty bill. While this matter was
under consideration the speaker
sent for Mr. Knox, chairman .of
ihe houso oommittee on territories
and announoed that ho had decld
ed to fix a date for the considera
tion of tho bill, and assured Mr,
Knox that tho bill would bo con
sidered in amplo time to iavo il
Bent to tbe senate wiihout danger
of having it killed thero by lack
of time for its discussion at tho
present session. Chairman Knox
informed tho speaker that a suffi
cient numbor of votes had been
pledged to securo tho paeaago of
the bill by n good majority.
White Oak Items.
. The Whlto Oak 8unday school
elected officers Sunday,
Wo had a severe storm of rain
and hall Saturday afternoon.
GrayBon Wills' little son, Brook,
ia laying very low with alow fever.
Dra. Former and Bagby aro at
The peoplo out in tbia vicinity
are having prayer meetings at tho
homes of tho people every Thurs
day night. All are invited to at
Mr. Wolfe while in ;St. Louia
Bent hia wifo a large and valuable
barrel of merchandise which waa
put off here and Mrs, Wolfe fall
ing to get it thu same day, that
night the head fell in and tho
goods all ran off and have not yet
been disoovered and the writer
wniilil Mgflt. that Whlto Oak
have a ulghl marshal or a pack of
hounds to trail tho goods up after
thoy run off. Happy Joe.
Cherry and Clara Couch are
homo from the Female Seminary
on a visit.
Mrs, W. J. Stratigo visited in
Vinita last week.
Misa Mamie Roberta ia now tbe
central girl at night.
Miss Rachel Hanson baa re
turned Irom Chicago and other
Mrs. Soutt, oJ'Muskogeo, is vis
iting her sister, Mrs. Marfin Bell,
Mrs, Brazzel, of Muskogee, Ib
visiting her daughter, Miss Irene,
primary teacher at the academy.
Mr. and Mrs Jobe Rogers havo
gene to Eureka Springs for the
benefit ol tho gentleman's health.
Mrs. Dr. Bushyhead, of Clare
more, was in Chelsea this week.
Tho Embroidery club was de
lightfully entertained by Mrs. 0.
L. Lane last Thursday afternoon.
It was a very pleasant n flair. De
Ijcious refreshments were served,
and before Ihe guests departed
Mrs. Eliza Alberly, of Tahlequah,
aunt of Mra. Lane, arrived, which
added to tho pleasure of the after
noon. Those present were: Mrs.
W. R Ureen, Mra. J. 0. Piper,
MesdamesT and Fair McSpsddin,
Mrs. James Kelt, Mra. J6,Hogue,
Mra. Dick Morrison, Mra, Cramp-
ton, Mrs. J. D. 8cott,Mre.A Bond,
The following visitors woro pres
ent: Mrs. J. W. Rone, Mrs. Dr.
Hendrix, Mesdamea Joe and Sam
MoSpadden, Mrs. Fannie Aiken.
Misses Georgia Hanson and Ida
Sohudder. ' f
(Jreat Day (or Presbyterians.
HuniUy win 11 day uf Konoral re
J'dcliig at the Prenbytsrian church In
Vinita. Ilev. V. V. Havvleyof Okla
homa Cliy preaohod at the morning
btrvtce, and forty-one now members
were welcomed Into the church. In
tho evening Ilev. D. N. Allen, former
oaior of tha cbirch proached, and
liar. J, 3. atuUblollold was Installed
Into tho pa-iOMto of tho church.
JUv. It. N. LtinUlBof Salllww deliv
ered the ehanfo to tho panorund Dr.
Iluwlcy churned tho peoplo.
Judge Norvllle, Kcfchum.
T, WyrniHi Thompson, of Kctchum,
I. T., has Jut bouu'bt tho fathlooably
bred thoroughbred homo, 3uduo Nor
villo, hrwl by Dr. OrlmoK, of Uarlylo,
JCy. Thl. hornol liy the ureal race
hore, Sir DlxooWiw sold for 0,000
after lil.ruaiiiK curro- watover, Dura
Coriiflowor, hy Vlrt.II. with three
Niako wlnnors to her credit. For
further Information mldrci", T. Wy
man Thouipoon, Kctchum, I. T. 41
0. D. On 11 ter, accompanied by hi
little ncpliow, Harney Marre, arrived
from til loam Spring Monday. -
Is Suffering From an Aggra
vated Attack of Munici
On tho Federal Breast so Long
That the Approach nf Wean
Ing Timo Developea a
Bunoh of Infanliio
Muakogoe, the pamperod child
of fedoralism, is sufloring from a
woll dofined cobo of hysterics, su
perinduced by tbe threatened ap
proach of weaning time from tho
goodly milk pf fedoral kindneSB.
The people uf tho territory
would accept Ihe infantile protests
of the embryo municipality, with
a feeling of plly, knowing as they
do, that it cannot survive among
the heallhy territory townB which
have worked out their own desti
nies, it it were not for Jho audac
ity of tho infant in speaking'for its
At a mass meeting held wilhin
its murky limits, a memorial waa
drawn up in tho nomo of "the peo
plo of tho territory," protesting
against tho passage of the Moon
bill, and incidentally funds to
maintain a lobby at Washington
in connection with the division of
tho northorn judicial district wero
The "peoplo of tho territory"
have not as yet fallen from their
high estate, so as to need Musko
gee for their mouthpiece. It is
recognized that as the federal pat
ronage, which has been the only
excuso for the existenco of tbe
town is withdrawn, that nothing
will be left for tbe black burg of
the territory to Burvlve on. Its re
sources, when the money dumped
every month by the federal gov
ernment ceases to arrive, aro nil
compared to a score of territory
The passage of the Moon bill
and tbe division of tho northorn
district will be but the beginning
of tbo end, ..
Tbe Dawos commission will nut
be a perpetual Institution, and It
ia 'nly a question of time until tho
falso foundation of Ihe town will
The race for prestige among the
towns of (he territory will witness
the survival of the fittest.
Muskogee is a long way from the
"fittesk" and it is only a few years
until she will be listed among
"tho nUo rans."
Por Horse Stealing Curtis Think5
Should be $1,000 Pine.
Representative Curtis has Intro
duced in tho bouse a bill fixing the
punishment for horse stealing and
cattle stealing in the Indian ter
ritory at a minimum penalty of
81,000 fine and a maximum penalty
penalty of fifteen years in tbe pen
itentiary Tbe penalty provided
by the existing lawa is a sentence
ol from five to fifteen years. In tbo
opinion of Ibe department of jus
tice, under this law severe asn
fences have beon pronounced in
cases where a fine would have
Seed corn for salo al John Swain's
dOo per bushel. d2tw2U
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Ilnrnago are
bore from T.ilala, visiting tho ladles'
Tho Seat Prescription for Malaria
Ctillls and fovcr Is a bottlo of Grove's
Tasteless Chill Tonic. It Is simply
Iron and quinine lu a ta'tclcss form.
No euro, no pay. 1'rlco, 00c. w
Mrs. P. L. Sopor went to Topcku
Sunday nluht for an extended visit.
Seed corn for sale, 80s a bushel at
Swain's. d2t w2t.
To Cora a Cold in On 1 Diy
Take Laxative Uromo Qulnlno Tab
lets. All druKtslnts refund tho munoy
If It falls to cure. E.W. Gro7e'd signa
ture Is on oacti box. 25c w
Mrs. II. C. Cook, of Chicago, Is vis
itliiK Mr. and Mrs. J. Ii. Turner.
You cannot, afford to trlflo with a
cough. H may re-suit In sumo serious
II not fatal malady. Taku timo by
tho forolouk and mo Simmons' Cough
yrup. Uuur.intccil. L'rlco-u and CO
Goods delivered promptly at Ilalon
tine's. No equal - 011 eirtli has Hunt's
Llglitniug Oil for IUiumiUlsiu and
neuralgia, u well as sprain, cuts,
burnt, Bruise, and Insect, bites and
illngj. Uuaranteod. Frlco 25 und 60
cents. . w
Stops tire Cough and Works off tbe
Laxatlvo Hromo Quiulno Tablets
cold In ono day, Mo euro, no pay,
1'rlco 25c. w
Fresh groceries on hand at all times
at Ilalcntlno's. .
Till ilftutur St on (Terr box ot lb .enulno
-'Laxative BrofliO'CMsIfle tlu
hj yemedjf tit rare a cold In oho f I
When the (lraas drovr Orcen.
ITO wr dour 0111 tuoinor. wno Known, vui
life, these nenttmonUI lines aro laicilbcd
ttAftlv tlm nlnfllri BAnaons romo and ffO
Their wiiliiest r.d Rlndm-at I ott li
Tholrmtmorlef tlckoii Inthrnll tneo, f 11
Whfti tho llllctopsn and;tho Brass groffl J. H
The vIvMrceaiutiK or jrontir young -ream, v,
rttt, . .i ,,., .1 -.,. ..! mm it In l
ft HTw jiiuuiurr nuu uiuii. iki-ii. -. "'i r
Wrf mtntfleri nlong 1lfos turbulcntsttcara, fj
A tu! ti-it-Iit. Iini irtimnrf pn now r-mat II 'P
Ann 0111 1101 lonuij mj pmtuoia uwen.
On the vigorous hope ot llf unseen.
A- fe ioul In cliutnlP(I by a mngle -)pcll,
a When tlm III.iim bloom and, tho Dili
(irons green. jf -
Tli-re come with the sred timo nticT ;tio
On that baattltlul botdsrlind of May ,
A ttliouglit ot tho sweet dtys that nor
With tho approach of u Ulght iredanig
The opulent Mossing! 8f fortune, fair
As tho golden linrrc-st of waving grain.
Enchants tlio traveler who Ilngora thoro
To vlow tho glories Of a fcrtllo plain
.... .. NJ
11111 nios: 1110 pioasurrs 01 lost treasures
Havo vanished, and left their ImpfCss
keen C J.
Up"u ray pensive soul-ln sad measures, ?
When tho myrtles viae nnd tho grass V
PIUNK I.. DECKEIl.
KansasQlty. April. lWi
KINDNESS THAT KILLS, $
Custom of Treating" the Curse of
Young American Manhood.
Ages ago Btrangors and vlslto
used to. bo presented with watqr
and towols upon their arrival at n
homo, whorewith tbey might
wbbIi tholr duftly, weary feet. A
very commendable, hospltablo
custom certainly. ,
We have a present day cu9t0JJl,,
which might havo bait Hr, origin
away back thoro, but whicu has
now nothing commendable about
Then Iho stranger or visitor was
sunnosed lo ho travoLsoiied and
weary. Now he is supposed to be
thirsty, always thirsty. Whatsis
physically the matter with man
kind anyway that ho should al
ways ho supposed to bo in a con
dition of chronic Ithlrslineae? ,
Are we to believo that the man'
who "eels up tho treats" is act
ing the part of the good Samaritan J
going about seeking whom ho may -&
refresh in the name of kind frleud-. '
ship, although It doea draw heaVW.
ly upon the pockelbook. Ah, a
generous, good hearted fellow,
people call bin). Perhaps ho has
just come in from Seneca or Jop
iu, or Kansas City, or Oklahoma
City, or perhapB he has just corrie
from tbe dopot with on express
package, or ma) be has just been
in ono of the drug stores. Bul ho
mt'tiU hie diiiikiug acquaintances,
and regardless ot their weakneeB
mil proiienifs to the drink habity,
or previous condition of sorvituds,
li and tbey saunters-down tleJ
alleys und ho divides tho contents
of his illegal package.
He does not see the results of
Ibis act, lie does not mo the in
leriur of Ihe various homeB o(
theso various friends a few hours
VaBlly moro sympathy have we. v
tor tue poor, weak tempted ones
than for tbe man, who without the
shadow of a reason.unlees i mlgljt
he to conform to a senseless, lI?
cious fanhion, carelessly and. rtf
pealedly places a stumbling blaaic
in his crippled brothers way. Bat
he never heard Ihe gentle remonv
slrance: "Take heed lest by aiTyj,
means this liber'y of yours become,.
a stumbling block to them thararV
weak." Has he nover JhearuVib
thero ib "Woe unto the world' b
cause of oflences, it muet needbn
that offences come, bul woo UHtjjii
thai man by whom tbo offegca
cometh." Has he never heard thgrt
"Wlioeo shall oflend one of thoa?
little ones nhiou believo in Mo it
wero belter for him that a mill
stono weto hanged around his
neck, and that ho wero drowned In
the depth of the Bea." - -.
Tho man who, in tbo name of
holy friendship gives to his friend
thai which breeds disgrace, loath
aomonesB, poverty and insanity, Ib
not worthy (ho name of frlond.
Do not won over by a seoming
kindness which proves to be the
sort of kindness tliat kflie.
Mft your friendship lo a worthy
snored p lace,
"Mko ship fur out alien,
Outward, or betneward, bound aro wo.
Ah! If our souls but polio or swing
Mko the compass In tho bratoa ring,
Ever level and evor trne
True to the toll and tbo task wo haw to
W sliall anil saourtly, nnd safely reach
The I'ortuuuie Isles, on whoso shinning
The slghtt wo see, and the sounds ws hear
Will be those ot Joy and not of fesr "
IMt-Takeu from I'tlsco
pvenlngqf April mh. on"I.utota!,bleveliir
irjl nlHllA-fn nn !
iinwsru ror its return too J. Oroulngor.
frlseo depot dlK-ot "
Ia 1J.?.UtUot.iJourt.r tj'0 United States,
, W,te'57 8io, ""
Ilaib'iipwiy No. IK.
1 too8.t;ir,r'ial,n?lrir' "ttnnojr- Uungr
John N. Moulc ot al. is tho John N. Mouk
Notice of Hearing of 'Bankrupt's J'otltloa
TliOj petition of Win. J Harrison one of tho
To the creditors ol tho auovo naiood Bank
Toljo Notice that a petition has been tiled
h",i.'r O0.tt"'. h'. W."0- llsrrlsourone of
iL'?,,l?.,e.n".nU ?' '.,l0 .Cherokee country. In
f?lli.'",,f'rl ."""""taendulysdjudgod a
r..i, """.. "" OI wwiirM' or -uiy
jJ.UriV''i-.rl.if provsblo under said aet,
HO!l ' fdi day of May, lew t Hi
OCiO-ktntlin Tnrhnnnn Id u.imh . .1...
liesrltll- Ol llin Hum. I..,'n. .1.- 11......1.I:
"ifi,,,.1 u,ai,i,;i '.U",P' al'! con'i "
i!" vfi?J"V ""l" fourtof said district
at Yin Its when imd where you may attend
ana snowctusu ff-ny you have, why the
proyerof ssld petltloit ftouti not' bo grant
Uelisrcs In Usuiruptcjr,
y i "
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