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Tn OiturTAtx rueutniita GowrAXV,
I). M. JMJ-KS, Editor and rnbllsntr
II. Lkk GLorwonTnr,
VmtTA.r. T., May 8, 1002.
Mo ontl congress did It.
When will thHJnll tie hulli?
Muskogee is worried Uiese days
Vinitn will now spend about
$1,200 n year for street lights.
Lois ol good news these days.
Look out for the Hitolioook bill.
Now let the Hitchcock approp
riatlun bill pas, nnd congreBS may
Tho Indian Territory lown that
is not fldlvo at this ftmo ought to
go out of business.
There are a few tectorial poli
ticians who would like to know
the exact extent of that Raymond
The man who wants a homo in
Vinita should lose no time in pur
chasing it lot. Tho price will never
be lower than now.
Ntxl week the Indian territory
press association meets at Glare
mure and a largo attendance is
Admiral Sampson, who didn't
sink the Spanish fleet at Santiago,
died at Washington at 6 o'clock
It ib now reasonably certain that
the Bt. Louis World's fair will be
postponed until 100-1, In order
that more time may be bad for
Thoso who claim that Uol. A. J.
Olackwell is crazy, should not for
get that he shows tho best test of
sanity knows the value of news
If congress will follow up the
good work for the territory already
begun, by passing the Hitchcock
allotment bill without delay, this
country will have reason to re
joice. The fullbloods are enrolling and
thero is good reason to believe
that the Cherokee roll of bonafide
citizens will soon be completed,
and that Vinitn will have a land
The evidences of prosperity on
every hand in Vinita, should be
an Infalllablo euro for the veriest
calamity howler yet they appar
ently exist here as in leBs blessed
From present indications, Okla
homa will enter the union with
the Indian territory as her better
half. When that much to be do
sired event will occur the political
prophet eayeth not.
There is great need of street
crossings on the M., K. & T. rail
road in this town on the north
side. There is not a crossing on
that road within the city limits
north of the junction.
Tho grading of the principal
thoroughfares will be of inestima
ble value to Vinita. Well kept
blreets suggest prosperity, and it
is Buch euggestloDB that inspire
tho man with capital to invest.
The Indian Territory news from
Washington is very scant, but
there is every indication that mat
ters are advancing along right
lines. This country is sure to get
its snare of attention before ad
journment of congress,
South McAlester 1b worried over
the absorption of the Choctaw na
tion by the new western district.
An armistice should now be de
clared between the luture capital
and MuBkogee, while they discuta
their troubles under the division
of tho district.
Legislation of the greatest im
port to the territory will occupy
the attention of congress during
the next fortnight. From present
indications some remedial mess
uro from the present unsatisfac
tory conditions will be enacted be
There are no better judges of
the resources of a country than
railroad men, and the immense
amount ol railroad construction
under way and contracted for in
Indian territory is a forceful II.
lustration of the undeveloped re
sources of this eeotion.
Newspapers are indispensable to
the advancement of a town and
deserve the support of town peo
ple, Every but-ineea in Vinita
that end away for its printing
cannot consistently claim the sup
port of its newspapers. There
are three priming offices in Vinita,
well (quipped for doing job work.
There are two or three business
liiHlltulloim wlm fif ml out of town
for their printing, nid yet look to
the community for support. They
otifjht to have up -a slgoi "We
'guy Nothing iu Vinita."
wkiaH-ra-Ajrrj-wwu vwv,tviMB7f . s-Brr-s.-atiwr l .ipwpt TMij'iMrt rx "T
afTg'aBiftw Si-dra: fraJHrc ......
iow mat Tarns JJixoy nos
really resigned hie place as mouth
piece of the Dawes commleMon,no
more will bo said about that
wonderful oulogfaph all will bt
cheerfully forgiven and ho will not
have to ejeot troublciomo editors
from tho territory.
Vinita is too big an institution
to be alarmed over tho establish
ment of courts in sonio of the
neighboring towns. Vinita is and
will continue In ho tho best town
in the territory lor tho homoaeeker
nnd capitalist, nnd oan well nflotd
to watch will) pride and lulrrrst
the drvt-lnpnipnl ol her unaller
No opposition should dtvelop
to the payment of the poll lax, as
provided for by law, and evpry
citizen fhould aisir-t th oily ufll
olals in quickly obtaining the
money neoessary for the impr-ive-tnent
of tho streets by paying it
voluntarily, and not compelling
them to uo the courts to collect
municipal government, to
out oi burdensomo debt,
be conducted on straight
business principles, If money is
duo it, It should be collected
promptly, and to the uttermost
penny. Vinitn is paBt the village
stage, and it is enle to say that hor
books will be kept in better shapo
Irom now on.
Ninety-nine per cent of the ler
ritory politicians goto Washing
ton, look wise, interview report
ers, nnd liquor up at their constlt.
usney's expense, return and nro
directly responsible for all the
beneficial .legislation enacted to
hoar them tell it. The missing one
per cent constitute those who
make their exit and entrances un
announced and accomplish things.
It is incumbent on Vinita to ex
tend a hospitable welcome to tho
Retail Hardware, Implement and
Vehicle Dealers association which
convenes in annual session here
May 13th, Tho members of the
association represent an Import
ant branch of tbo business inter
ests of tbo territory, and should
bo entertained right royally dur
ing their sojourn here.
If the courts oould discover the
identity of those who bavo ad
vised the iullbloods not to enroll,
and land them in jail, it would
have n ealutary effect on those
schemers who are using the In.
dians as their tools to prevent the
settlement of affairs. It Ib in just
euch chaotic conditions as obtain
at present that these graftera revel
nnd grow wealthy, at the expense
of tho ignorant.
The Indian Territory Press as
tociation will meet at Claremore,
May lGlh and 17tb, and a full at
tendance is expected. There are
over one hundred newspapers
printed within the bounds of the
five tribes, and for ability and
general make-up, compare favor
ably with the press of any section
of the Union. An excursion will
bo planned for later in the
at thiB meeting.
1 here are not many of us hero
in the territory who know just
what the provisions of the Moon
bill are. What we do know, is
that it creates the territory of Jef
ferson, with a governor and secre
tary of state; that it divides the
territory into counties and that it
permits us to elect county officials,
a territorial legislature, and a del
egate to congress. This is enough
for us to give it our unqualified
Bupporl. If there are objection-
features tbey are more than offset
by the unquestioned advantages.
Besides it placoa in our hands the
antidote for any poison it may
contain. Here wa are for the bill.
We honestly hope it will utoome
a law, and we believe it will.
Too much importance is attach
ed to the matter of United States
courts in the Indian territory.
Towns are bankrupting themselves
to secure the looalion of courts.
Within a. very few years the num
ber and importance of the federal
courts in this oountry will be very
materially reduoed and one or two
such courts will suffice. With the
full machinery of a slate govern
ment there will be oourls of lesser
jurisdiction on down to a justice
of the peace for every hamlet in
the country. The territory has
many better things than courts,
and the town that loses sight of
all else save courts is making a
mistake. Schools, factories and
general business enteipriees are of
vastly more Importance than the
Wants Undo Sam to Collect.
The legislature of the Chicka
saw nation is in special session to
consider the cattle lax question.
The nation has experienced much
trouble in collecting tho tax and
the legislature will bo asked to
consider the turning over of this
lax to the United Slates govern
ment, the lunde so uolleoled to be
paid into the Chickasaw national
Kino Canvas ureakfuit. bacon aud
baoun aid salt moat at Balontlne's.
Of Criminal Cases Is Sot for
This Term of Federal
WILL BE CLEARED
Within Two Weeks, When tho
Oivll Docket, Containing
Many Important Cases,
Will Occupy Atten
tion of Court.
Tho afternoon session of court
Monday was nearly consumed
beforo the juries wero finally em
Tho ctutomary excuses of those
who wished to escapo serving,
were In evidence, but the court
did not show any disposition
to excuso, unlceB strong reasons
Tho jurors as finally accepted
P.B Kinnison, Kinnison.
T W Clyne, Ruby.
L S Robinson, Big Cabin.
Turner Edmonson, Maysvillo,
George Thornton, Eagle.
F W Propp, Adair.
Arthur Dodge, Delaware.
Georgo Mayes, Pryor Creek,
John D West, Spavinaw.
W II Doherly, Grove.
B F HarriBon, Wyandotte.
N D Hufft, Sapulpa.
Wm Howell, Oseuma
John G Lipe, Talala
Omer Stroud, Welch
George W Henry, Tulsa.
M L Paden, Centralia
D A Wilson, Bluejacket
L P Ballard, Ketchum
J L Bumgarner, Spavinaw
G 11 Warren, Adair
D G Thompson, Adair
Joe Titsworth, Nowata
Sam Leforce, Vinita
Geo T Delozier, Adair
John Conoly, Fairland
H R Gill, Afton
Cbas Hawkins, Calalee
N B Rowe, Rose
Andy Hair, Rose
John Cavalier, LocuBt Grove
M WaBham, Pryor Creek
D B Hodden, Pryor Creek
LouIb Lasley, Lenapah
W J Boone, Colllnsville
Leo Clinton, Red Fork
Sol Ketchum, Okoee
G W Trenary. Cayuga
Allen Burton, Coodya Bluff.
II. J. Cox, Vinita.
Omer Stroud was selected
fonman of tbo grand jury.
The court announced the
Court Crier M. 0. Gabbert.
Grand Jury Bailiff Harry
Petit Juror Bailiff A. F. Cham
berlin, Ed Dickinson.
After delivering the charge to
the grand jury, the court took up
the clearance of the criminal
In the case of Tom Monogban,
under suipended sentence for bb
eault to kill, court ordered bond
Two charges against Rob't
Chllders, of larceny and introduc
ing liquor, were ordered stricken
from the docket, owing to death of
Tolley V. Moore, charged with
assault to kill, waived arraign
ment and entered plea of not
On motion of the district attorn
ey, the charges against James Hill
of larceny, ,and Geo. Taylor, of
larceny, burglary and receiving
stolen property, wer dismissed,
In the case of Oliver Scott,
under suspended sentence, on
charge of burglary and larceny,
court ordered bail continued.
The case of Louis Fair, charged
with introducing and dispensing,
The criminal docket Ib unusu
ally small, only about one hun
dred cases being eet for hearing.
Tho civil docket is expected to
be readied within two weeks,
At Tuesday's session Geo.
Ollflord and Earl Clifford, charged
with disturbing the peace, entered
a plea of guilty, and were fined
815 and costs each.
Lon Haines plead guilty to car
rying a gun and was fined f 60 and
The trial of Tolloy V. Moore,
charged with assault to kill, was
then taken up. Mooro, is charged
with having, in resisting arrest,
used a rtzor on the throat of Ja
cob Steals, who at the time of the
troublo was city marshal of Lena
pah. The jury wbb empaneled and
Slaats placed ol tbo eland by the
prosecution, and liad not finished
his testimony when noon recess
Assistant District Attorney
Huckleberry Ib being assisted in
the prosecution by W. P. Thomp
son, P. 8. Davis, and II, 0,1
I I. I. I II I I I I II II M I I I I II II
Dooloy, of GoneyVllJpaTo con.
dueling the dofoueov ,
Tho jury in the trlnl of Tolloy V.
Moore, charged with assault to
kill, returned a verdict of guilty
this morning with a recotuttioncu
lion for mercy from tho court.
The assault was comnfitted at
Lenapah sovornl yenrs sgo, when
Mooro, in resisting nrrestusoda
razor with nlmoBt fatal effect on
the throat of Jacob Staats, who at
the time wna city marshal oi Le
napah. The men bad participated
in previous allerOAtlona nnd were
known to be onriuies.
After cutting Staats throat Moore
went on n sooul end was arrested
The grand jury repurted six
true bills to lliu court inis morn
ing nnd ignored the bills against
Dook Goodon, Wm. P. ATfirtr nnd
John Madden. v.
Clyde Courlwright plqa,d- guilty
to carrying p in nnd was assessed
850.00 and jIb.
In the ci.bt of Guy Milfer.under
suspended suntonce, tho court
ordered eamo bond continued.
0. Stephens, charged with in
troducing and selling liquor, en
tercd a plea of guilty, and was
given ono week in which to pre
pare for sentence.
A jury was empanolcd to hoar
the caso it Wm. Hern, charged
wilh pae-me n counterfeit 810
nolo on tho Dentralin Mercantile
company. Aftor hearing the test
imony of the first witness for tho
prosecutive, oourt adjourned for
BIXBY HAS RESIGNED.
This Time the Report is Said to be
After threatening to resign, aa n
member of the Dnwesjcommiesion,
in BeaBon nnd out ol season for
these many moons, Tarns Bixby,
acting chairman of that body is
reported from Washington as hav
ing actually eent in his resigna
tion. The report further stateB
that the ubiquitous Tarns is en
route to Muskogee to wind up his
affairs with the commission. How
long he will be winding is not
stated. Tho president, it is said,
has not ns yet accepted the resig.
Of Pliny L. Sopcr Which Died Very
A Washington dispatch to the
South McAlester Capital says:
A miscarriage of cleverly laid
plans to force the Soott So per hill
onto the people by tacking it on
tho tail of the Indian appropria
tion measure, has sounded the
death knell to that scheme. The
odvooateB of the Scolt-Soper deal
had firmly counted on getting
their measure before congress as
one of the amendments reported
by the conference committee of
the house and senate, that has
been at work on the appropriation
bill for several days, The com
miltoe's report was a complete re
buke to their sobeming.
For the Entertainment ol the
Knights ot Pythias Tomorrow.
Checotah is prepared to royally
welcotno (he grand lodge, Knights
PylhiaB, which will convene with
in her hospitable limits tomor
A program has been arranged
with an open session at nine
o'clock tomorrow morning, when
Hon. W. L. Chapman of this city
will deliver an address in memory
of deceased Grand Chancellor,
Alex HaaB. An address of- wel
come will ba delivered by Mayor
W. A. Reid, after which the con
vention will go into business see
elon. Tuesday night the ampli
fied form third rank work will be
exemplified 'tby the Webbers, Falls
team, and following this will be a
reception and banquet.
Czolgosz at Musko,;co,
Dr. Toyloi, of Boston, delivered
a lecture at the M. E. church It et
night on "Good Citizenship" and
the way he went after the joints
and the gambling houses proved
him to be the real beans. He had
a couple of bottlea of 'Simoo,' and
one of a drug storo color, that be
held up beforo his audience, with
the statement that he had bought
them in tills town, and that he
would tell what they are tonight
He Bald that the laws were not
being enforced in this lown, and
that the officer who would wink at
(ho violation of the law, such ns
he had proof of existing here, were
more dangerous men to n com
munity thou a Czolgozs, He has
stirred up quite a sensation, and
thero will be a big crowd out to
night to hear him. Muskogee
The Dawcj commission has
beon notified by tho interior de
partment that the department has
sustained the coramieslon in the
matter of the disbarment of J. E,
Arnold of South McAlester from
practicing hofore tbo commission, J
liL.. - . nil ml till lit
Will Convene at Tahlequah for a
Months Session June 4th.
Tho Cherokee Normal will ,bo
held at the Femalo Seminary,
Tahlequah, I, T., beginning June
4th, at 0 o'clock a. m., and closing
at -i p. m., July 2nd, 1902. All
persons soeklng employment as
teachers in the primary or high
schools of the Cherokee nation,
are cordially invited to attend. It
is the aim and desiro ol tho Cher
okee national board of education
to givs better advantages to all
who dosire to fit themselves for
tho work requirod of toachera In
tho schools of this nation, All
appointments in luture will bo
made from those attending this
normal, who pass a satisfactory
examination, and are not other
ffieo disqualified. All persons
who have attended and hold first
grade normal certificates now in
force, who pass examination en
titling them to renewal, will re
ceive a certificate good for two
yearB, entitling them to teaoh in
any school in tho Indian territory.
Work will bo different somewhat
from previous normals, but ox
aminations will be made In nritli
matic, U. S. history, grammar,
geography and primary work
The feo for tuition will be $8, and
must bo paid in advance. D. E.
Ward, president, Tbos, Carlile,
secretary, A. 8. Wyly, national
board of education.
Immense Amount of New Rolling
Stock Is Contracted Por.
Attorney Campbell, the assist
ant ssoretary for tho Choctaw, Ok
lahoma & Qulf railroad haB filed in
the secretary's office n copy of n
lease between Edwin B, Smith
and the Oirard Trust company, of
Philadelphia, and tho Choctaw,
Oklahoma and Gulf railroad com
pany for new rolling stock for the
Choclaw road as follows:
1200 box care, CO.OOO pounds
300 stock care, CO.OOO pounds ca
pacity. 100 flat cars, 80,000 pounds ca
pacity. Eight firslclasB coaches, five sec
ond claiB" jfrfBienger coaches, fivo
chair cars and fifty locomotives.
Mr. Campbell said that under
the new ownership the extension
of the Choctaw railroad would ho
continued under the former plans
tii LgggggggggggggggV iiH roaLE iH iLLLLLH IHo liHiw HEN
m b iiBj MgggggH P-LLLLfl hh IHHHI LLLH tHB
ABiU I nE.lt
Beginning Saturday, May 17th, and Closing
Saturday, May 24th,
we will inaugurate a mammoth clearing upsaleof
odd lots of dry goods, millinery, clothing, hats, fur
nishings, and all kinds of shoes. We are collecting
all the odd lots of merchandise in the different de
partments, of our big store for the purpose of turning
them into cash or more active merchandise. We
knov we must sacrifice our profit and a part of the
original cost of the goods to do so, but it will be
done just the same, We ask that you keep this sale
in mind, watch the papers next week for prices.
Sanders Mercantile Company,
me uooa uooas iore.
of the Choctaw company- that all
surveying corps, engineers aud la
borers would bo retainod nnd tno
work pushed rapidly to a finish.
TIiIb sale of the Choctaw rallrond
to the Hock Island company will
make no material change in the
plana as previously outlinod,
Join In a Remarkable Indorsement
of the Kansas Mutual Life
Tho report of the stato superin
tendents of Kansas, Missouri nnd
Illinois nn the KansaB Mutual
company, which has just been
tnado aftor a thorough examina
tion into tho company's business,
makcB a strong showing for the
growth and solvency of this Kan
sas oo in p any and one that will
give pleasure to its policy holders
ar.d its friends.
This examination originated in
the request of the company to
the Kansas Insurance department,
and Superintendent Church re
sponded by asking the departments
of Illinois nnd Missouri to join in
the examination. When tbo work
was begun tho examiners natur
ally gave precedenco to J. J,
Brinkerholl, expert accountant
and actuary of tho Illinois de
partment, whose oervices there
extends over a period of thirty
years, and whose reputation is
national. The other fivo examin
ers are high gradojaoeountunta and
experlB in their respective lines.
The examination occupied tho
lime of tho six examiners for
Tho report is a voluminous af
fair, filling Bixtecn typewritten
pages. It gives a hiBtory of' the
oompany from the limo of its
organization to the prOBcnt, and a
thorough discussion of its busi
ness in all departments. To the
polioy holders and well wishers of
the KansaB Mulual Life Ineuranco
oompany it is n splendid indorso
ment of tho company's manage
ment, mothode and conditions.
After thoroughly analyzing the
financial renouroeu of this splendid
oompany and paying a strong
tiibuto to its wise nnd oareful
management, the report concludes
with these words:
"We may vary properly add
that the oompany is solvent, that
the reserves required by law o be
maintained are not impaired, that
the socurltlcB deposited with the
treasurer of ntato 'Aggregate tho
amount nccosaary to meet tho re-
quiremtnts of law; and that tho
management has abown good
judgment nnd discretion in the In
vestment of the funds of the oom
"Insurance Supt. Illinois.
"Tuoa. II. Waonbr,
"Iniuraoe Supt. Missouri,
W. V. Church,
-'Insurance Supt. Kansas."
Jos. P. Soott is tho Tetident
dent agent for the Kansas Mulual,
and is naturally elated over (his
incontoatable indorsement of his
company. It is without doubt
tho strongest endorsement that
any .life company has ever re
ceived. HENDERSON WORRIED.
Advocates ol Omnibus Statehood
Bill show Unexpected Strength.
Speaker Henderson has appar
ently made no headway in his
offort to defeat the statehood bills.
Delogate Flynn, who. had ontored
into n compact to hava the Okla
homa, bill presented in an omni
bus measure, which would admit
the throo territories at the samo
limo. dddined to agree to recom
mit tho omnibus hill and have tho
Oklahoma bill separately reported
A canvass of the republican side
has revealed the fast that thore
were votos to spare opposing any
proposition to reoomnilt or other
wise sidetraak the tatehood bills.
Delegate Rodney ol New Mexico
was ooefident that ninety republi-
oanH would vote with the 150 dem
ocrats against any proposition the
opponents of statehood might
Public Sale of Cattle.
1 will tall at public auction In Vi
nita, Saturday, May 31, at 1 o'clock
n. in., w man or euitio, mostly sicors
and holfors, one fine bull. Also ootu-
ploto outfit of hay muehlnory.
wlO a. W. Cox.
In the TJ. S Ulilrict Ofurt In tha Indian
Territory tlttlnit In (1 lor Hie Nerllitra
dUtrlol tbcrool it VI
llmikrPlitor No, 1W.
In the miturof rarottn. llunnir, Hungar
& 00. at at, pUlntlfl.
Jalin N. Moult at 1, u the Jolin N. Mouk
Marcantlla OoioDUiiy. defendant
Notice or lioarlog of llqrut'a Petition
Tlia petition or Wm. J, IIarrlou onaaf tliu
To tha crwUtora of the aboro nauatl llonR
rupt: Take Notice that u petition haa heeu Sled
la ld court uv Wm J HatrtMn oua or
the dafendenu of tha Cherokee coulilry, In
aald dlitrlat, who he-, .been duly adlttaaetl a
iMtnkrnnt under the Act nf Uonarm of Jaly
UL ISM, for a Uliclurgu from lill bla delta,
nnd other clalina provablo under aula not,
ami that the lh dnj of May. lap. at 10
o'clock In the foriinui.ii. UaialKnta for the
hearing of the him before tha Honor aula
Jottph A uii:. judgo "' ald i-oart, ut tho
tlultwl Htati Iilttrli-i Cuurl nf said dUtrlet
at vinita. nhtn and where you may attend
nnd aliow eauir If any you hitvn, why the
priiycrofmld pillilun lnmWI nut lie grant
od 7. T WA.I.IION1I,
IU feree In UaukrupUy
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TEXAS and the
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l raw.he the rich farmlar ln,l o( E.inMi
j r.Uabma, the mineral flrMa cf ttuui .rq
out and Northern Arkai an, the coti'in
Icl i nf the South and gouth-rnt, the oil ticUIl 1
KtMi aud the Indian Ttfltor;, mj h.io-
i-'! of ot!ier Indoatdal ptactt of Interest end
nKt to the hMne-acektr and loc! r And
l, hut aH lewt. It will tarry you to the faiaeo
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