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I). M. MA11U8, Editor and Pnblltlicr
II. Lkk Clotwoiitht,
AMoointo Kill tor.
VlNtTA. I. T., Avmh, 17, 1902
Good byr. Mmkogeo, good bye I
A compulsory "woik" law would
bo n proper auxiliary of a compul
bory education law.
The "delegale to congrcsn" bee
is already buzzing around the bon
nets of sundry politichna.
Reports from Washington indi
cate that if Vinlta don't see what
ho wants all she has to do is Jo
ask for it.
The Leader wantB to make Vi
nlta a better place to live in by
pulling Ldbetler out of tin c'.'y
Vinlin is on the verge of an era
of great prosperity. It is in the
air, and in the blood of her wide
Muskogee has quit the Muoko
geo & Western railroad and is
now ilirlii g with the Ozark, Cher
okee it Central road.
I h name Muf kugee may be
m r HuphntiuiUi, but Sang vllle
would bM mre appropriate fjr the
b'ack tmrg of the inrritory.
The opposition to the Dawes
commission 1b inspired by an ul
ter ignoranoe of tbo chaiaoter and
scope of their difficult labors.
When Senator Quarles introduc
ed tho Soper pie bill, the die
patches don't say whether it was
by request or with apologies.
The Kansas delegation ycator
day unilod in recommending Col.
Dick Dlue aa successor of II. Clay
Evans, the present commissioner
The Ozirk and Cherokee Cen
tral railroad is building toward
Tahltquab, and tho blasting in the
hills on the Illinois river can be
heard from the capital.
The Vinita schools have, during
the year soon to close, demon,
strated the loot that no one need
send their children away from thlB
place to educate them.
Substitute the word "elected"
lor "appointed" in the Soper car
pelbng remnant, and P. Leland
Soper would be its most irrecon
The Phoenix declares the North
em district shall not be divided
becauce Muskogee does not want
it divided. NtW watch MuBkogee
get knocked of! the track.
Three months or lees will see
tho finish of Cherokee rolimaking
and the next thing will be a land
office where tho citizens can begin
filing upon their allotments.
During the next few years there
are going to be a good many things
done in this Indian country that
will not be altogether pleasing1 to
tho chronic office holder. The best
thing is to Btand from under.
The improvemsnt of streets will
be one of the first undertakings of
tho now city government. There
is no excuse for their prosent con.
dition, and the necesEary repair
work will be commenced without
There is an expressed dispoeU
tion on the part of several parties
to test the powei of the mayor in
inflicting jail sentences for certain
oflenses. Mayor Parker will give
them the opportunity as soon as
There are perhaps fifty per cent
more producers in tin tcun y
contiguous to Vinlta tbu there
were five yeara ago The country
is literally full of good farmers
and this year's crop will surprise
the most sanguine.
Tho new ,clty government will
be inaugurated at a most auepi
onus time. Yinitu is rapidly mov
ing citywards, and the personnel
of the officials to be inaugurated
tomorrow night, assures a wise
guidance of heraflaira at this most
If P. Lelnnd Soper had written;
Doir Mr. Congress Plca60 and
can't I have four more llees of
pieV Your liuuirry little Pliny.
IIo would have been taken just
as seriously and would have saved
tho territory the trouble of correct
ing hcf enfant terrible.
With the consigning of the So-
" per carpet bag remnant to the leg-
Ulaltvo Haute basket, the one
measure pending before congresa
that ould have been detrimental
hJ' Ua bapsage to tho interests of
(ha lnrrjtory, has been removod.
Th a Moon bill, though provld
Jug fay only tho temporary relief
f Hit Urrilory, would give this
eeotion grout iinpmu forward
ittW0f.l ultimate statehood. It
akLulcT nrlfl urtil nrnli-thlv will flnrl
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Tho merchants ul VitiUa are
keeping in line with the splendid
progress of tho town. The stocks
carried in tho various Btoies would
be crrditable in a much larger city
and the home buyers should show
their Appreciation by a generous
Now is tho tlmo to get in posses
sion of some good resident proper
ty in Vinita Lots can bo purchas
ed at a reasonable price in neatly
any seoilon of tho ciiy. What
seems a high price will be ooneid
ered very cheap a year hence. If
ynu are going to slay in Vinita
buy a lot and build now,
E C. Stretch of tho Vinita Flow
Co. 1b perhaps as well posted with
reference to crop conditions as
any man in this Bection. He stales
that the wheal crop is exceptional
ly good and that tho acreage is
large compared with last year.
Tho outlook for grass, oats and
otherj crops is very good indeed.
Vinlta is no place for tho idler.
There are opportunities for every
resident to iiud employment, and
thoeo who are whittling away their
lives on a dry goods box, should
be corraled within the sacred
preclncifl of Peruna corner. Their
eomnnmbulenl prosence on the
streets is a detriment to tho town.
Tho Cherokee warrant bill, pass
ed at tho ftiecinl eefiion ol the
Cherokee council, was 'Most in lb
shuille" at Washington, and the
government will undertake o re
llevi the fullbloods on its own inn
tion. Likewise, tho delegation will
not get to go to Washington on
that longed for juuket'ng expedi
tion. Tho pending Indian oppropria
tion bill contains many features
that will favorably affect the In
dian territory, one of which is the
removal of restrictions on allotted
lands. Congress seems to have at
lost grasped tho situation and will
legislate intelligently for the
speedy settlement of conditions
hero, as they now exiBt,
Senator McCumbor of North
Dakota has introduced a bill
providing for setting apart one
hundred acres for each Delaware
on the original list of those admit
ted to citizenship in tho Cherokee
nation. It might be well to wait
and see how the case now pending
in tbo court of claims is decided
before settling in advance.
In the death of Dr. Talmsge,
America loses one of her greatest
clergymen. Beecher, Talmage and
Spurgeon were a mighty trio of
preachers. Talmage perhaps
preached to more people than any
other minister that evsr lived. He
knew the value of the press and
his sermons were printed every
Monday throughout two conti
nents. Thero has never been a time in
the history of Vinita when her
prospects were so bright as at
present. Notwithstanding the un
speakable conditions that prevail,
the town is growing steadily and
substantially. Every business in
the city feels tho effect of growth
and prosperity. This year is go
ing to be by far the beBt year Vi
nita ever had.
Tuesday the Dawes com
mission placed enrolling parties in
the field for the purpose of enroll
ing the delinquent fullblood Cher
okees. They will go among them
in the hills and if need be arrest
them and bring them in and se
cure their names. This will no
doubt be the last attempt on the
part of the government to reach
these people and secure to them
With an abundant supply of
pure water Vinita should be free
from any serious amount of the
maladies peculiar to the summer
months. The one danger to the
public health is tho un
cleanly condition of certain prem
ises in both the residence and
business sections. The health of
ficers shoul i see that they are
thoroughly cleaned up before (he
hot eeaeon arrives.
The carpet-bagger will undergo
a metamorphosis with the enfran
chisement of (he people of tho ter
ritory. He will be a most stren
uous champion of the people and
will in defining their rights make
the Declaration of Independence
look like an edict of Nero. It is
well that at the present lime a cor
rect tab should he kept on the en
tire bunoh for future refereuoe. It
will be both instructive and amus
ing. The absurd oreuu.ent. that all
of the territories are clamoring for
siaieuoou, is useu ty in 3 oppo
nents of the Moon bill to prove
that a territorial form of govern
ment is unsatisfactory. The Amor
lean people are to constituted that
nothing less than complete self.
governroeut;will ever satisfy them.
The territorial government is the
natural stepping stone to state
hood, and was never intended to
be a permanent condition. 'I he
territory of Jefferson will make it
self heard on the statehood ques.
tion, whr 11 the appointed Umo ar.
Dr. Talmage camo from tho
(arm, wheroe most of the great
mfin have come.
Before the rolum of anothor
April, Vinita must have a system
of gianltold sidewalks.
If Oklahoma goes republican
tins year bIib will be admitted to
Btatehood noxt congress.
Vinila's excellent system of
public schools will bring an influx
of very doslrablo people this year.
The Vinita publio Bchool will
need rll its buildings next yoar,
A large number ol tho primary
pupiU attend only half the day
now on acoount of lack of room.
Tho differences that divido the
tho house and senate on the In
dian appropriation bill do not ro
tate to the division of the North
ern district. So far as is now
known all parties agree that that
senate amendment will stay.
The establishment of a rock pil
in Vinita, will divert tbo horde of
hoboes who are now afield, from
this town to other handout com
munities. Tho joyous "tourists,"
will side step a rock pile, with
all tho ef.se and grace of their
profeetion, and Vinita should as
sist them in tho movemonl.
From tho oxpreseed sentiments
of the inonraing city administra
tion the sin of omission will never
be charged against it. Every
needed improvement will receive
the careful consideration of the
new officials, and Vinita, heforo
tho close of their term will show
tho good results ol their works.
Outside of theiSnper (bill there
lias been no legislation proposed
in congress this year that would
be particularly deleterious to Vi
nita and the territory, The Moon
bill would be a happy reliei from
present conditions, and would be
a step toward ultimate statehood.
Within five years we will bo in
eluded within the bounds of a
great stale, inoluding Oklahoma
and the original Indian territory.
That this country is fast filling
up with new people can be proven
by the subscription lists of the
Daily and Weekly Chieftain.
Thene new farmers and trades
people are generally the very best
of citizens and the greater their
numbers the better it is for the
country. They are very welcome
to the best town and tho best
country in the United States.
Anent the division of tho North
ern Judicial district, a clause
should be inserted prohibiting the
importation of any more Kansas
pie hunters to the territory. A
swarm of them are already in
Washington, olamoriug for the
marshal and district attorneys of
fices. The territory has suffered
enough from epidemios of Kansans
and a quarantine measure should
Muskogee has troubles enough
at present but the near future wiil
develop the fact that the work
of the Dawes commission and
of the Indian office has
reaobed its zenith and
must from now on steadily de
cline. There must oome a timo
when the work of the Dawes com
mission, and all the supervisors
and inspectors, must be finished.
Muskogee must doubtless decreaso
while many of her rivals rauBt
The proposed division of the
Northern Judicial district has sent
a horde ol Kansans scurrying to
Washington to obtain seats at the
promised pie counter. It is about
time that the government was rec
ognizlng the home talent of tho
territory and ceased to make this
Bection the dumping ground of
broken down Kansas poll
tioiaus. Col. Wm. II. Darrougb,as
marshal, and Wm. M. Mellette, as
United States attorney, would be
mure acceptable to the people of
the territory; and would fill their
respective offices with more honor
than any alien henchmen, who
might be imported from the bleed
Senate Appropriates Fund for Relief
ol Widow ol Judge Isaac
Tho senate has vo'ed a (5,000
relief fund for the widow of the
late Judge Isaao Parker of Ft.
Smith, father of United States
Comm.ssioner Parker of Durant.
Extraordinary servicea in the early
development of Indian territory
and western Arkansas 1b assigned
as the basis for fedoral relief.
A Mean Trick.
A Howard tombuono.ak'cnt was out
In tho country one day drumming up
business for his lnute. A farmer
whom bo accosted at the roadside
consoriilnu any of his nelubbsr who
mllfht recently lost any member of
their family, told him that a certain
friend of liU a little ways down the
road had loit his wlfo Just a fow days
aco. Tho tombstone man went rluht
dowi Ui talk business to the bereaved
hiiibund and camo near uettlai; a
licking. The "hwt" wlfo had eloped
with anuther man. Arkansas City
BadgettSanders flercantile Company
To Several of the Senate
Amendments to Indian
On Several Provisions of Bill
When it Goes to Conference,
But Dawes Commission
Will be Principal
Bone ol Conten
tion. Several of the provisions of the
Indian Appropriation bill as
amended by the senate, will be
vigorously opposed by the repre
sentatives of the house in the con
The bill will go to conference
as soon as the Cuban reciprocity
bill is disposed of in the house.
Congressman Sherman, of New
York, chairman of the house com
mittee on Indian aiTairs, is a mem.
her of tho conference committee.
He is chairman of the committee
of tho whole in the consideration
of the Cuban hill and this pre
vented a meeting of the conference
oommitloB. The senators on the
conference committee are Stuart,
Piatt and Jones. The house mem
hers are Sherman, Curtis, of Kan
sas, and Little, of Arkansas.
The first difference of import
ance will ha over tho Dawei com
mission. The home bill reduced
the membership of the committee
to three and limited its appropri
ation to 278,000. The senate re
stored the number of commission
ers to four and the appropriation
to $93,000. The members of the
houBo committee will oppose thii
amendment. It was the sentiment
of the members that the commis
sion should be either abolished or
thoroughly reorganized, Tht-y
will oppose any plan that looks to
the retention of the body in its
present form. They would prefer
that the commission be abolished
and that its aflairs placed in the
hands of the Indian commissioner.
The bouse bill provided that
until allotments are made the
holdings of land by the five civil
ized tribts shall be as follows:
Chickusaws and Chootaws, 320
aores each; Creeks, 160 acres, and
Cherokees, 100 acres. The i-enato
hat amended the bill to allow tbo
Creeks 100 aorea eaoli and the
Cherokees eighty each, cutting
out all provision for ullotraent to
tho Chootaws and Chickasaws. The
object of the house bill providing
for temporary allotments wpb to
prevent the excess holdings in the
Chickasaw and Choctaw nations,
Tho house members will not con
sent to the elimination of this fea
ture of the measure.
The senate bill provides that
lands nllotod tj white men who
havo no Indian blind may be sold
by them without the restrictions
and limitations placed upon the
allotments of the Indians. This
provision will also be opposed by
the house committee.
The national party oi the Chick.
ataw nation will nominate a can
didate for governor near MoLisli
Wednesday, in opposition to the
Progressive ticket. Indications
are that the fight will be bitter be
tween the two loctio)B. The elec
tion will be In August.
The shoes that fit arc the shoes that arc the easiest on the feet. Burning and aching: feet are almost
always caued by ill fitting shoes, and the woman who wears shoas that are perfect fitting does not suf
fer this torture. Queen Quality shoes for women are the most perfect fitting shoes made, and arc the
most comfortable. We have shapes to fit all feet, and Queen Quality shoes will make your feet appear
stylishly dressed and feel delightfully comfortable.
All Styles Queen Quality Shoes
for Balance of the
calico 3 cents per yard.
muslin, worth 6jc, balance of
ready made sheets, 81 x 90, at
ready made pillow cases, 36 x
ready made skirts, worth 1.25,
Setting for the May Term ol
United States Court.
May 5, 1002.
ThoB, Monaghan, assault to kill.
Lon Haynes, disp. liquor.
Lon Haines, wearing weapon.
Wm. Hern, counterfeiting.
Tolley V Mooro, assault to kill.
Robert Childers, larceny.
Bob Childers, int. liq.
, John Hill, int. Jiq.
Henry Burdiok, laroeny.
Wm Lynch, int. and tell. liq.
Jesse Burr, (two counts) larceny
and rec. stolen property.
Bon Hawk, adultery.
Geo Taylor, larceny and reoeiv.
Geo. Taylor, burg, and lar.
Oliver Scott, burg, and lar.
Doctor Chaney (two counts) diep
W, b. Barr, lar. and rec. stolen
Josh Holt, bur. and lar.
Llge Long; (list, peace.
Tom Hicks, G counts, ex. gamb.
Emmelt Hood, 2 oounts, lar. and
rec. u. p.
Oliver Scott, larceny.
Clarence Alexander, larceny.
Frank Thompson, "
Fred McNao, 2 counts, laV. and
reo. s. p.
Lewis Fair, iut liq.
Lewis Fair, disp. liq,
Bert Gray, 4 counts, ex gaming
May G, 1002.
Boogy Sanders, 2 oounts, aeeault
Geo O Collins, int liq.
Tom Blunt, burg and lar.
Ed Rocce, lar and reo b p.
Guy Miller, lar & reo a p.
C Sievene, int liq.
0 Stevens. 2 counts, disp liq.
Harrison Williams, 2 cuuU,
Cbas Keys, diet, peace.
WmBalen. " '
JeBse Allen, " "
Major Vann, adultry.
May 7, 1002
Milo Brady, int liq.
Milo Brady. dlBp liq.
Joe Nipp, adultery.
Joe Nipp, carnal kuon. female.
Tobe Smith, robbery.
Tobe Smith, csrry weapon.
Jim Weloh, Int. liq.
May 8, 1002.
Addition Stewart, inaest.
Addison Stewart, rape.
Addison Stewart, adultry.
Addison Stewart, carnal know,
Noah Hawk, dlst relig worship,
Ben Hawk, " '
France Coudry, int liq,
Jas Dickinson, 3 oounts, lar and
rec s p.
Jno. Tiger, assault to kill.
Jno. Bigpond, ' "
May 0, 1002
E R Tanner, violating 4063 R S:
Clyde Uourtwrighl, qarrylng
Clyde Courtwright, diet, petco,
JJob Hejulrlcks, diet, peace.
Ed WoiTord, " "
Jap Underwood, int liq,
Jap Underwood, 8 oounts, disp
May 10, 1002.
Thos II Buford. diet peage.
One Reynolds, killing hog.
Buford Patrick, lar and reo s p.
Ed Rodman, burg and lar.
Arthur Oowan, ' "
May 12, 1002
John Slmco and Frank Fuller,
week 4c yd.
John Bunco and Frank Fuller,
John Simco and Frank Fuller,
Frank Clark, int liq.
Frank Clark, 2 counts, disp liq.
Bob Cummins and John Yockoy
Bob Cummins and John Yonkey
John Yookey, disp liq.
J II Shaw, oarry. weapons.
May 18, 1002.
George May, assault to kill.
J esse Hazelrig, Win Huzelrig.
Jerry Burns and George Huzelrig,
larc and reo s p.
Jack Petera and Ed Blue, two
oounts, lar and reo s p.
May M, 1002.
Troy Anderson, oarnnl know, fe
male. Soldier Hare, lar.
E M Rowo, lar and rec s p.
May 15, 1002.
W F Boling, assault to kill.
Jackson Blunt, int liq.
May 10, 1002.
Jefi Davis and Dave Etohons,
SALE OF LOTS STOPPED.
Uovtrnment Obtains Injunction
the Celebrated Crowder City
Judge W. II. II- Clayton of the
central dlstriot has enjoined Dr.
W. K. Crowdir, founder of tho
town of Crowder City, from tho
further sale of lots, holding that
an Indian cannot sell any part of
bis allotment Judge Clayton, In
the dsoikion, said that, while an
Indian could not sell his land as
lote, yet he could in any other
way, which ia oonntrued to mean
that if by leasing ho could procure
a town of two hundred inhubitnnta
lie oould compel tho government
to plat tho town, under the Atek-a
Three Uoys fleet Oiath While Play
Whilo they wore playing "jnil"
on the banks of the Washita, at
Erin Springs yesterday, rv Band
bank, beneath which was their
"jail," oaved in upen fivo small
boys, who were meldo ns "prison
ers." Dim Pierce, Albert Piorce,
and Perry Cox were killed. Two
othera, Robert Sparker and M nrion
Oox, were taken out alive,but may
Rock Creek Rockets,
The wet weather has dolayocf
The rain of Friday night was a
boon to the farmers.
Jim Parks, of Big Cabin, is an
expert croquet player, bo we are
Grass is growing nice. In two
weaks there will be fiuo picking
for the stock.
The sparrows are doing great
damage to the fruit trees knock
ing oil tho blooms.
Thro are plujity of poach
blooms. If nothing happens we
will have peaches to sell.
WIN Propp is driving one of tho
finest young teams in the country.
They are ol his own raising.
Grandpa Foster is quite eiok at
the home of his eon. Owing to his
extreme uge his recovery is doubt
Mrs. Alex. Webb -left for 1111
nola this week to visit bur aged
parents who are 81 and 8G years
old. She has not een them for
twenty years. Snipe.
Shrt waists worth i.oo, at 48c
Vnderskirts worth 1.50, at 50c.
Also many more matchless bargains, to numerous
to mention you will have to visit our
store and sec for yourself.
Successors to Grocery Department of
Green Vegetables ftaysFresh!
ty until you can get them from your garden,
Vlonarch Fruit Preserves,
Jams and Delicacies to tone up
Before the Fresh Fruit season comes.
Put our Phone 66, on your card.
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(D. M. Marrs & Company.)
Town and farm property sold on commission. List
your property with us; we place it before thousands of
prospective purchasers every week free of charge.
We have the only record of the Cherokee town lot
sales. If you want to buy or sell, call on us.
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