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VlNtTA.I. T JunmIO, 1002
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Help the eaglo scream
Listen to the binders singing in
Cuba'rnny get BlRiehood before
tlio Indian territory yet,
The way to boom your town is
topalronizo home people.
nil I , inrra
Cucumbers and early pesches
ore getting in their work.
Vlnita will bo in tho itinerary
of tho president's western trip.
The people of the Indian terri
tory arc patriotio in splto of congress.
The Oherokeoa have a little the
"strongest" delegation they ever
had in Washington.
Oklahoma has a prohibition oau
didate for oongrees in the poreon
of L T. VanCleve.
The biggest Fourth of July cele
bra'ion in the Indian territory this
year will be at Vlulla.
Green McOurtain has again en.
tered the race for the ohieltainoy
of tho Chootaw nation.
Spitting on the Bidewalksis pro
blblted in Vinita beoauso wo
haven't tbo eidewilks.
"Political oxpedlenoy" la In
many Instanoes but a puerile ex
cuse for moral cowardice.
South MoAlester suffered a dis
astrous tire yesterday afternoon in
tbo business portion of tho town.
Senator Jones of Arkansas is
Said to liavo i very pooroplnlon
A trusts that is tho other fellows
Wagoner is at last to nave wa
JAr.vfl-Jrj, and the system is ex
pensive enougti ro VJUe most fasti
Thr sflem to ha 'in otij.rti
to th Quay bill at hotun nor at
Washington. The ;tielrgailoh
FffJm the Olierokee nation Ineltid
ing both white and Indian, art
Urging its adoption by onngme.
nigolle'ti gains, Give us a flean
Qapubls man for th next a-. J per
haps last oh! of of the Chen keee.
, Give us a Heart ;3
The attorneys for the Ohorokoe
nation have been notifled that the
the Delaware cass has gone over
until tho October term of tho Unit
ed States oourt of olalms and that
it will stand near the head of the
docket for honrlng at that time.
The fight between president
Roosevelt and it section o( the re
publican party is of little oonse
quenoe to demoorale in tho ab
stract, but one of the great doc
trines ol democracy is involved,
that of "tariff for roveuue only."
The Gherokeeb are vary anxious
for allotment and final settlement
of their tribal afialrs, but are not
anxloui onough to vole for the
treaty voted down last year The
Quay hill however is kbout the
thing they have been looking for.
Ten years ago there were few
citizens of the Cherokee nation in
favor of allotment, and ellll fewer
willing to to express themselves
in public. At the present time
tho sentiment of the Oberokee peo
ple is prsotieatly unanimous in
lavor of it.
If any body aek you where the
biggest Fourth of July celebration
is going to be, yon may tell them
that it will be at Vinita. Every
thing necessary ie being done to
make it a grand success. People
from tho country may aa well get
ready to oorne.
The new Presbyterian church
at Olaramore will be dedicated
next Sunday June 22, Rv. F. V.
Hawley will preach the dedicatory
sermon in the morning and ttsv.
D. N. Allen will deliver an address
in the afternoon. It is one of the
best buildings in the Synod.
There Is very little cotton plant
ed in this section tbla season but
if the yiold is good there will be
The present rains are building
up tbo wave of prosperity which
will roll merrily over this eectloti
after harvest time.
After careful investigation it hns
been decided to let tho Churchill
criticism of tbo Cherokoo national
school boards stand.
If the Beveridge bill providing
for a delegate in congress passes
tbero will be something to enliven
politics in the territory.
Winter and spring have passed
and the glory of the middle of
June is upon ub, and that union
station has not arrived.
The St. Louis Worlds Fair will
bo pulled oil in a little less than
LVfi pMf kiw now. and lb In.
dlan Territory ought to bare, an
exhibit there that would place it
right before the world. Its mar
volous rosouroes and possibilities
should be adequately shown.
Tho orators for the Fourth of
July at Vinita will probably be
Roy Hoffman, of Chandler, and
W. W. Hastfngs, of Tahlequab.
The question of better roads
leading into this town is one of
the live oneB that ought to have
the attention of the commercial
Now is the time through organ,
ized efforts to prevent any possi
ble disappointments to the great
crowd which Vinita will entertain
on the Fourth of July. Let every
one attend to the duties assigned
them, and fulfill on that day the
proverbial hospitality of Vinita.
When the great crop of 1902 in
in the Indian territory is turned
into cash a perceptible difference
in tho prosperity of the coun'.ry
will be manifest. There la a Kron
er acreage in all the leading crops
than ever before and the result
will surely tell.
The people of Oklahoma should
not forget that it was republican
votes that kept them out of the
union at the present session of
congress. All the republicans
voted to postpone statehood until
the next session and all th& de
mocrats voted to oonsider at once.
The town of Vinita will find
some way to purchase the public
school property, and the people
may rest assured that it will be
tho best way.
It is now definitely settled that
we cau havo no crop failure this
year as came last. A fair wheat
crop and a large oat crop is al
Neither will Oklahoma become
a stato nor tho Indian territory
get organized government just ybt,
both will have to wait until after
the next election.
Somo of tho follows who are
grooming tbomealvea for tbo Cher
okee ohieftalnoy may aa well blow
out the candle and go to bed. Tho
record fs agin 'em.
Dinger Herman, Commissioner
of the general land office, Wash
ington D. 0., has prepared a new
odition of his work on the annex
ed territories of the United States.
It contains 87 psess and four valu
able folding maps. The data
gathered from athentic eoursea,
covers the history of Ameriou expansion,
The Wichita liar baa broke out
again. This time he say: Col
Dlaokwell baa leased twelve thou
sand acres of ooal land near Chel
sea fur an enormous price.
Kansas wants more harvest
bauds and is advertising ftr thorn
'1 here are a few KnosanB In the
Indian territory holding ollloe but
they are not harvest hands.
"Expansion and Irnperailsm"
are the two things that aro bring
Ing trouble to army oflloera and
statesmen alike Hues days. Gov
Loi-ard Wood is (be Intent victim
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Tp downfall of tie Cherokee
i. (Tii mi may li properly ohargsd
to (lit- tuiruj' loir if its leaders,
mil toino nf t lit tie name leader
now art-pr'ioiuiiig tin ma-lveg lor
principal Ltiit-f nt iiu mil, j '
The "Katy" haa ieud a neat
booklet descriptive of the Indian
Territory, it's town and general
resources. Anna Vinita it gays:
"Vinita population 3,200, good
jobbing point, artesian water and
fine schools, good Uoitlou far can
ningfaotory, fliurlng mill, Aral
class hotel man with capital, aur
veyor, foundry "
The Indian Territory Bill have
to worry along another year at
least without remedial legislation.
Tbe eolipse of the Moon bill
means no legislation o any nature
for its people, and in oonsequenoe
the oonfuslon o! conditions there
will be worse oonfused, Thera is
about only one oonsolation for the
people of tbs Indian territory.
They are a degree or two further
removed from absolute subjuga
tion than the .Filipinos. Okla-homon.
Ansnt tbe matter of the election
of the next Chief of the Cherokee
nation it may aa wall bo staled
oue time as another, that no man
in any way oonneottd with any of
tho big Meals need apply. T
defeat of those who have plunder
ed the nation in I'm hour of need
aud helplessness will euroly bn
oompaesed.Tliey ehould now havo
the ifecenoy to kep their hands
off in the final wimfiiii, 8omn of
the men already named aro
"Boxers" Is the name given the
anti-admlnistratlon republicans In
the Unitrd Stakes eenalt.
Jf thfQuny bill lallsTT will be
bfeaune of unwieldy amrnilmente
taking oitre of private intorests.
President Hoosevelt will reach
Vinita first when ho comes to tho
Indian Territory and he will see
nothing bettor further south
Muskogee has already gone the
limit of munioipal bond sales in
the Indian Territory- Bonds
equal to a five mills valuation is
Senator J, It. Jones the dis
gruntled and defeated Arkansan
la quoted as saying: "Tho Ohero
keee deserve no consideration at
the hands of congress, let them go
If you want to keep posted with
reference to evmita (hat are trans
piring in the Indian Territory,
and at Washington touohing terri
tory matters you oannot afford to
do without the Chieftain.
The city oounoil of Muskogee
legalizes the sale of a drink called
"Slmco". a sneoisa of beer, bv
chargg 9900 ayaarin the way of
license, or in other words the town
accents a $000 bribe from the sa
loon keepers for the open viola
tion ol the liquor laws.
One of the beat things President
Hoosevelt has said yet ia that he
is not putting government jobs on
the bargain counter. From ac
counts the Kansas delegation are
demanding the marsh llship of the
northern district and are expect
ing to trade Burton's vote on the
Cuban reciprocity bill for the
The famous Churchill criticism
of the Cherokee educational ayatem
which has been the topic of dis
ouaaion in educational oirolea for
the past few weeks, has evidently
been mltuoderstood br some. It
was not an arraignment of the pre
sent board of education, but dealt
wholly and solely with instances
offfwV, Kbfoh are weft known
to every Cherokee cilisen. The
present board needs no defence
and apparently deserves no criti
oism. Tahlequah Arrow.
The general supposition in con
gress seems to be that tbe full
bloods need proteotion In the mat
ter of land holding more than any
other olass, wbn the reverse Is
generally the case. The fullblood
Cherokee will be the last people
to tell their allotments. And al
lotment without appraisement will
effect them leas than any other
olass of oltizens. Most of tbe full
bloods are located on the lands
they prefer above all other and
tbe real value of the land will not
cut any Agure with them.
Who will be the next Chief of
the Cherokee nation Is a question
that is not agitating the minds of
the Cherokee people to any appre
ciable extent at the present time.
The election will take place more
than a year hence, and there may
be unthought of changes in the
status of the nation before that
time. The duties of tbe next chief
will be merely perfunctory, and
his hands will be so thoroughly
tied tbat little harm br little good
oan come to the people through
the office. The unfiniaed business
with the government will be the
extent of It.
A large Worlds Fair Hag, made
up of the fUg oolors of the United
States, Franca and, the three na
tions which have exercised sover
eignty over tbe territory of Louis
iana, 1 attesting marked attention
and enthusiastic admiration on tbe
Pacific coast, whence it was oarried
by the Arab Patrol of Moolah tem
pie, Mystic Shriners of St. Louis.
In the great parade of tbe Shriners
at San Francisco the Hag waa
greeted with deafening cheers,
The Moolah Patrol will make the
pilgrimage home by way of Port
land, Tacoina, Seattle and St.
Paul, aod all along lha routa tbe
Exposition flag will be exhibited.
What's good for nations is good for individuals. If Uncle Sam
can strike up a good trade with Cuba, we, in our humble fashion,
whoop ifc up on the broad basis of mutual benefit around here. Oome
now. You've got the money and we want it. We've got the goods
and you need them. Suppose we trade! The items we mention be
low are not all, by a jug full. If we attempted a full enumeration
I our "ad" would be longer than the spring of a waterberry watch and
wider than the mouth of your purse as it smiles to hear our prices.
We have overcome this season what has al
ways been the objectionable feature of buying: a
ready made waist. They did not fit. We guar
antee as perfect a fit with these waists as your
t dressmaker at about half the price.
Indies' white cool waists, trimmed with t flfl
inibgion v I UU
LadicKcolured waists made of dimity, lawn and
madrasVt 25c, 50c, 75c & 1.00
Embroidery remnants, Hambcrg and Swiss
in short lengths at one-half price.
Remnants of dimities, fourlards and linens
from 3 to g yard patterns at COST and less to
Thin lawns in light and dark patterns at 3c
Ladie's and Gentlemen's
Ladies' ribbed vests at 4c
Ladies' taped neck and sleeve vest at. . . IOc
Ladies' pure lisle thread vests at , 25c
Men's fancy balbrigan shirts and drawers 25c
Men's silk lisle thread shirts and drawers 50c
Men's fast black hose IOc
Men's fancy lisle thread host: 25c
Men's leather belts .25 and 50c
We have a big line of wash silks in i to 3yd
pieces for waists and fancy work at 25 and 50c
With Vinita people generally we ex
tend a cordial invitation to our patrons to
join with Vinita in ceLebrating our nataf
Men's and Children's
A limited number ; paira of tan alto, omo pre f.r
them iu summer, most all of them are worth f-00, thoy t:
"0 at $3.00
Men's patent viol bid oxfords 3,50
Men's rici kid oxfords -. 3,00
Men's solid comfort oxford, wide toe. 1.0
Children's tan oxfords, a good wearing thoe, m.uUtl
1.00 now at , 7V
Children's sandals, 5 to 18s . 1 l()
Colonial oxfords at 1 "
You would hardly have abetter chamr
to make money easier than in iuvtstni
in one of thOTO suits while tho prices arc
Hoys' linon blouse suits, age : to
Boys' linon 2-pioco .suite, ago 'J to 11
years 1 J
Boys' light wool suits, 0 to 14 years from 50c to :i.oo
Oror 600 pairs fine tatlorad trousers, made of f:tlu n
able cloths nnd an excelent selection in genteel pattorn
Regular 6.00 and 7.00 trouser now go "'(hC Hf
Regular 3.50 and 4.60 trousurs now go for dO (If)
Regular 2.50 and 8.00 trousers are being $Q HfJ
offered for $.. UU
Our stock this season is
unusually large and you u ill
find no trouble in selecting
something both in quality
and price to suit:
Men's solft negligee ffp
with or without collars vUyj
Monarch shirts in all the new
spring and summer patterns
tne oest ntung snirt 1 fin
colored work shirts,
a great value at 25 and 50c
The 1 ropjiltioQ to rusks ft trade
prooeesion tare on the Fourth ol
July la in the opinion of the Chief
tain illadvlaed and would not only
prove to he unprofitable but would
be a uselew expense. The Fourth
of July ie not a day for the die
play ol oommeroiallem, hut is a
holiday. Not a day of floats and
business display hut or reel and
hilarity. The stores and other
huiinesa institutions should close
for a portion of the day at least
and orerybody will be expected to
oflebrate In some manner. Lets
save the fxpenee of a proceaeion
of more or ke 1 xpenaive i:oate
and epend the money In fire works
and "fioh." We oan show off our
liutinee tnlrrprises some other
more appropriate tim. mi the
Fourth be a day of munic und ora
tory, firi-crsokere unil cannons.
l real) Uuu aud UiU ul iUltiillue'.
FOURTH OF JULY.
Ample Arrangements Are (fetac
Forward (or a Ulg Cdtrtie.
Swain's Park is rapidly being
pot In condition for tbs big Koorth
of July oelebralloD. A uammontb
pavilion will be ersoted in lbs
street with seating oanaolly soffl
cicntfor the crowd that will st
lend. The committees are at
work doing everything nsoesssry
to make It a graod success.
As a side attrsetion a puree baa
been raised for racing at tbe fair
ground tracks In the afternoon and
some of the bent racing ever wit.
nes-ciUn tbe Indian country wiii
be eeii. The rao.ng will continue
until the afternoon of the alt'n.
InUreiting to Asthma 8r.s,H
I'olel Itaute or Otterlll. !.,.
i il--I have had luthinn for time
or .' ur yeuw aud lime tried about all
ttit uwgh and aauiu cure in u,..
maiUt and hare rocolve! treatment
from ulijKlcUon Iu Now York add
ollur cities, but ot ery little buiui't
"I i irieu I'd ay h jionoy nud Tar
win. h Have 1110 Immodluti: roicir Mi,d
I will never he wuh.ut It In my
h .1. '. I ulntficly iliouium nd i, i,
nil." I'wple'adrurf tvie.
WOMAN AND GIRL KILLED
The Charge Affamst Two I'tiliMoed
Indian Arretted at.
Ot'jilm 1. T.
United B tales deputy mar
thai, David Adam, arrested Will
Bear and lleorge Jacobs, fullblood
Indian, occussd of murdering
Bear's wi la and 18 year-old orphan
oieco las t week. Tbe orime was
committed al Best's horns, four
miles northwest of Okfuskee.
Both vl ctlms were found banging
fro'it tb e ceiling by neighbors and
to ey ftp ert tbat Dear threatened
b jx wift 'h life a week before. The
presumption is that tbe girl wss
killed to hide the evidence of the
woman 'h !iu'h and the real cause
f the crime wa to ttecure three
laud alluUnente. Both Indians
are non-c immunloative and do
not epeak English. Jaoobs is
hrul h on tcxsBory. Adsms had
dilikolty in mr.king the arrests,
iK'nig comjmMod to waylay the
nien in a thicket. Tney were
taium to tbs Aiuskoaes federal
Uuj Iiik Hie nuiuoiar kioTney Irrcur
I. ,Tiir i uro ofiun cuii'O't by eao.-milvi.'
lin!Jii,f .,r I) tn v.ilicat. 1 At
ttii.l ti lli kiiluc v- n . tie iv iii-I'ii'
l'u.( I hl'ln ' nr( I' 1 ; i clin;
WILL STOP AT MUSKOGEE
Pr esWent Roosevelt will Include
flnikojr In Ills Itinerary.
A committee of oltizens of the
Indian Territory, composed of
United States marshal Dennett,
Tains Ittxby, of the Dawes oon
iniseion; Thomas P. Smith nnd II.
Van Smith, Monday secured
from ths president 11 defnito prom.
lio to visit Muskogee during his
soutnvrsetern tour this autumn. It
was at Muakogeo that Onptain
Oaprc rsorultetl oompanies Land
U. of tbs Hough Riders, and the
preside nl's dstsrmlnatlon to atop
there tvive inilusnoed by n desire to
see somo of his comrades again.
WaJ Waiting Away.
The foIlow..iiK letter from ItoberL
It. Watt-, f fiilem, Mo, ia Instruc
tive "1 t).tv been troubled with
V'ldncr dlaae for rive yean. 1 loit
net.li and uevw felt Hell, doctored
with leading phyalolaut and tried fill
retULdlM HUKire-ded without rele.lf.
Kloally I tried Foley's Kidney cure
mid lettH 1 nun iwu buttle completely
eunrt ui and 1 .1111 now sound mid
well". r4.ilt . itru,' More. (tw
Fresb hams at UaToullno'd.
f-W i II itU
in buyiag n wntdi )u should first eon-ukr
iunlity, second tho pnev li u.-t went n tiOOD
watch, ono on which you c in always clopnul, tall
nnd 8oo my lino.
Osnts' 7-Jeweled wntch only $.50.
Elgin or Waltham 17-Jewclcd wnlch $12.50,
Other watches front $5.00 to $50.00,
When you wan' anytuinu in the jmJery line cull nud net- what
I havj. I'nie nnd coiuplu-Ui 1 v .Ich repalnnK a apLeinlly.
Motto -Not the ctwapMt but the BE3T work at all time.
Jewelrr nnd Optician
ao 8. Wilson St.
For Sale-and Hand-As Good As Newj
1 11. 1 ' lrmrbauk .Morsojortaulo gaHohuo online
1 0 II. P. Fairbnnk Morso purtnbTc prmolino cngino
1 6 II. P. Fiilrlmiik Mnrs" stiitioiinry gasoline (.ngino.
1 4 II. P. Fairbnnk Miso btntionnry ;i-ohno ougiuo.
1 2i II. P. Tnirbank Mof'1 htniioiury jnnoliuo ongino.
I H II P. Fnirlmnk Morm-hi itton uj f; iolino enguio.
Well drilling outfit
C. L. PULV1IK, Cnrthnffo, Mf'
.i all knni , promptly nnd proper!
tiini. .ii iiiisoince. Trices nwnl
in i nt . itli in.iUiial and oi
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