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Vimita.I. T.. July 31, 1002.
Tbe Uo-iy means tillo
Voio for tb
treaty nml title
- The treaty oilers you Uie entire
loaf; tbe Curtis Act but tho crust.
Whioh do you profer?
' Tho obronio exouio oi the poll
iloian for bis every conlemptlblo
net is: "Political expediency. "
Proleot your Jand against tho
oil and mineral pirates by voting
for the ir ty and title on August
With tho large oorn orop, which
1b now assured for this eotlon,tho
, farmer will bb on easy street lor
some time to oorau.
In sacrificing tillo and accepting
the mere surface rights offerad un
der the Cuttle aot, the opposer oi
the treaty is committing finarolal
The (ibfeat of tbe treaty will br
an open invitation to tbe oil pi
rates and land sharks to retain
their hold on one of the most valu
able assets of the nation.
Tho presence of ono pound of
any of tho ores common to this
'country, or a mere seepage of oil,
may result in the practical loss of
your allotment if the treaty is de
feated. Those who opposo the allot
ment bill are floundering around
in a sea of doubt seeking in vain
for a plausible reason to odor
against it. Eventually many of
them will walk up and vote for it.
The only protection to tho Cher
okee from n raid by tbe horde oi
oil and mineral locators lies in tbe
ratification of the treaty. Tho
treaty oariies title; the Curtis Act
carries naught but sure trouble and
Tho dumping of "largo sums of
money in the fullbtood districts
by tho oil companioe, is itbe last
strugglo of those land sharks to
keep their hold on tho Cherokee
.nation. Help free, the nation from
these robbers by voting for tbe
Tho good sense of the Cherokee
people may safely be trusted to
ratify tbe pending allotment meas
ure. They have steadfastly ro
tated to be ooeroed into 'accepting
anything inimioal to their inter
ests, but when a fair menBuro is
proposed will not turn it down.
Fmouragirg reports are coming
in irom overy section in regard to
tbe election on August 7th. As tbe
poople become acquainted with
th,e provisions of the treaty they
becaroo active workers for its rati
fication. Tbe Cborokee people are
too intelligent to ever allow tho
tretty to be defeated.
Tho defeat of the ponding treaty
will result in tho government tak
ing arbitrary action and adjudi
eating tho tribal affairs without
consulting the Cherokee people.
Such a course would be disastrous
to tho CherokeeB, as it is certain
tho Curtis act would be the modi.
um of settlement.
The defeat of the treaty would
bring irreparable disaster to tbe
Cherokee people, It is tbe last
proposition for an adjudication ol
their aflaira in which they will
have any voioe. Tho refusal to
treat with tbe government will re
suit in their being totally ignored
in tbe settlement of tbeii aflairs.
Columns of evasions and apolo
gise in lbs Republican cannot bide
tbe true significance of the Mul
drow-Darrough inoldent. Every
lino dedicated to the defense of
that ebameful aot breathes the so
cial equality which the writer
acknowledges bb existing between
himself and tbe negro, Muldrow.
The igooranoe concerning tbe
provisions of tbe pending treaty is
Blmply amazing. The street
apou'er oan wilfully miereprjsent
and distort eaoh and every provis
Ion and yet find thou who believe
uie wordB. It Ibis exhibition ol
ignorance were nut so dangerous to
the bust interests of the CherokeeB
It would, Indeed, be ludicrous.
Tho disgusting spectacle of
Cherokees woiking against Abe
treaty In the interests of the oil
pirates is presented in several ot
the full blood districts. These
trftilur to their ownlltsh and blood
have barter! with Hit land sharks
to deliver n oerlaln number of
fullMuud vot to defeat the treaty
so tin' the looting of tbe Chero
kee enale by the oil robbers may
Post ask one oi tLo fellows who
eftjB he is goibg to voto against
tbe ratification of the treaty for his
valid reasons. He is like the old
lady and Dr. IVy lea upon the mem.
orablo dark day, March 19, 1700.
Tho old lady wrote to the learned
Mootor an follows: "Dear Doolor:
How do you account tor this dark.
ness?" To which ho replied:
"Dear Madam: "I am as much in
tho dark as you are." Tnhlequah
Tho Standard does not propose
to point out the various objection
ablo features of tbe agreement,
there Ib not timo for this; but it
does urge tho Chorokce people to
ratify it with all its objections and
vagueness in preference to taking
tho Curtis Act, whioh only gives
us a surface right to our lands,
loaving tho bowels to the prey of
oil syndicates nnd schemers. The
agreement gives til our land from
top to bottom. -Stllhvoll Standard.
Oomparo Sec 11 of the new
treaty (o be voted on the 7th of
ner' month with Seo. 11 of tho
Curtis Act and Bee what you will
get if the treaty is not ratified.
Seo. 11 of the new treaty provides
for the allotment of 110 acres of
land inoiuding everything, nnd
Sec. 11 of the Curtis Act provides
for tho allolmont of the surface
only, and all oil, ooal, asphalt and
all mineral reserved. Vote for
the new law and get tbe whole
thing Dewey Globe
Tho rolls have been closed; we
all registered; now tbe next thing
is allotment either under tbe
agreement or tho Curtis bill.
There is no getting around allot
ment. Tho quostion ia do you
prefer a home without a title, or a
home with n title? Tbe Hurtle
bill giveB you a home without a
title, while tho agreement gives
you a homo with a title. Stillwoll
The disgraceful scenes on the
Katy excursion yestorday should
put an end to Sunday excursions
from tbe territory. The railroad
officials have shown .that they oan
offer no protection to orderly pas
sengers by surrendering their
trains to a gang of ciwardly hood
lumB. A few determined men
with authority would put aquielui
on such things in a very few min
utes, but tbe railroad company has
not demonstrated that it ever in
tended to offer any serious opposl
lion to the drunken mob which
thy knew would crowd the cars.
These excursions are a disgrace to
tho territory and shaiild bp stop
ped before1 murder is added to tho
crimes that they lead to.
If there is any Teal danger of
tho defeat of the allotment bill to
bo voted on next month, every
friend of tbe Cberokoo people, and
those who want to see the general
prosperity of the country should
be thoroughly alarmed, as euch a
result would bo ll'.tlo less than a
local oalami'y. To set aside this
chance for au equitable settlement
would be bad faith on the part of
tho Cherokee nation. We have de
clared that we wanted to come to
lerms and to effect a Bettlomont,
now let ub prove the faith that is
in us by heartily accepting this al
together fair proposition. Those
who seek to defeat this meaeure
aresuroly not acting in the best
interest of the people concerned.
They, many of them are doubtless
sincere in their opposition, but
there is no sort of doubt but they
are mieguidod and are therefore
The ratification on August 7th
oi tbe treaty is of vast import, not
only to the citizens of the Chero
kee nation, but to every one with
in its confines. By their vote up.
on that date the Cherokees will
either make or unmake the future
prosperity of this, the garden spot
of the southwest. Nature has
been lavish in her gills to tbe
land of the Cherouees, outside
oapital but waits ,tbe day when
even a semblance of title can be
bad to property, and this oountry
will take immediate rank with
any slate upon the definite settle
ment of this question. It is un
likely that any further opportuni
ties will be offered the Cherokees
to amend or in any way improve
upon the present treaty, and tbe
time for aotion is just now. No
doubt exists as to the great and
lasting benefits that will aaorue to
the entire population by reason of
its ratification, and (bat which
benefits tho populace in toto, can
not fail to prove a benefit to the
Wbilo the agreement is not all
tho Cherokees bad a right to ask
at the hands ot congress, yet oorn
mon sense dictates its acceptance
by our people, for tbe very reason
that if we fail to aocept the agree
ment we will be compelled to ac
cept the allotment provision of
Ibe Curll Aot, and (flat would be
vastly worse than tho agreement.
It is impossible for our people to
evir get a fair and iquaro deal,
and this 'agreement is our last
chance to gej anything; therefore
lbt) Standard advises In all candor
thut uur people accept it. W
have come to the end, wo must
now chose between tho leaBtof two
evils, and accept the lees. There
is no question but that tbe agree
ment la far proferrabte to tbe Cur-
tin Act, and there ii no quostion
but that wo are forced to take ono
or tho other. Then, as sensible
people, let's do tha best we can,
remembering that our all is at
stake 'that the homes, hopes and
happiness of our poople depend
on our acceptance of this the last
proffered agreement by congress.
The Standard is not hero to toll
yiu that it is perfect; that it is en
tirely jubI; for that would be mis
leading our poople, but to ratify
this instrument would save to our
people something their homes if
nothing olse with a perfect tltlo.
This is all we will ever get let us
take it. The Standard has stood
by the people at all times it
stands by them now in urging the
acceptance of tho agreemeut by
tbo Cherokee people. Standard.
In an articlo published in this
weok's Leader and signed "Choro
kce," and which wo re publish
hore, there is a line of about the
tbinnptt fallacy ever put into print
in the Cherokeo Nation Tho ob
jections to tho allotment bill in
this article aro classified, and the
first ono is the baso alatement that
the proposed measuro does not
deal in a spirit of fairness. There
is no eflort to support this remark
able deliverance and, of course, it
falls heavily to the ground. The
seoond is also "fearfully and
wrongfully made." This objec
tion is that "the allottee is com
pelled to tako tbo land at its true
value" How should it be taken?
Ought it not be taken at its true
value? Will any one contend lor
a fictitious value?
The most preposterous and un
warranted statement ia that it givos
overy other section to the rail
roads. It does nothing of the kind.
Tbe Chieftain will pay 8100 In
cash to any ono who can show that
he proposed measuro makes any
such statement, or anything that
can bo tortured into such meaning.
That statement is absolutely and
totally untruo, and no man has a
right to thus attempt to mislead
the voters of this country.
The ninth objection is that tbe
writer don't want to be fined or
imprisoned for excessive land hold
ings. No one blames him for not
wanting to go to jail.
The tenth says it disposes of
our public iunds in too reckless a
manner. It don't dispose of them
at all, except to pay our public
debt already provided for and
agreod to by the Cherokee council.
The eleventh is purely a ground,
less and senseless insinuation that
the bill was drawn up in Vinita,
and finishes this wonderful screed
with bewailing tbe fact that Cher
okee women are not-voters, a fact
chargable to tbe lawmakers alone,
as the treaty prohibits no qualified
voter from voting.
The article lacks tho one great
essential truth from beginning
to end, and is a weak, puerilo and
aisinine attempt at a defense o' a
intelligently. It ought to be printed
and sent out, along with the bill,
that comparison may be made.
Anyone who will read tho bill (and
most people have read It), will see
tbe utter shallowness of- its state
ments. Objections to the Propo;d Treaty.
First. Because it does not deal
in a spirit of fairness.
Second. It appraises the land
exclusive of improvement, and
compels the allottee to take it at
its true value.
Third. This is not the caso with
town lots. They may be taken,
where the occupancy has been ob
talned by tribal law, for one-fourth
their appraised value, when im
proved, and when not improved
for one-half their appraised value;
and when the occupancy baa not
been secured from the nation by
tribal law, for one. half the ap
praised value when improved, to
citizens, only, and full value to all
others. This is not right. These
lots should be appraised and paid
for, as other allotable lands, at
their true value, and tbe owner
be compelled to take tbem in tbe
way of an allotmentjor they should
be sold to tbo highest bidder and
the money equally divided among
the citizens of the Nation. Those
who have lots outside of thd sur
vey bavo to take tbem as on allot
ment at full value, or give tbem up
to some one else and be compelled
to pay an enormous expense to
move their improvements to lands
allotted to them elsewhere.
Fourth, It segregates too much
land from allotment,
Fifth, It gives too much to rail,
roads. The same amount that
(bey get in the various states of
tbe American union should bo suf
ficient for tbem here, and they
should bo compelled to pay for tbe
land thus acquired, ''
Sixth. It gives tbe alternate
sections of land throughout the
Cherokee Nation to these railroads,
and our citizena located thereon
with their home and improve
and haOk with tt IJOOf rnror. A goott' ono !.
is not oxpoitsivo. "v"o hnvo them from $1 'fc
up. Wo carry tho cclobrntod Clnuss razor $
nnd slionrs undor our own brand. !
Fr&zee Hardware apcl j
ments would be forcod to vacate,
and move at great loss and ex
pense Seventh. There is too much
land reserved for ecliool9,cuurcnoB,
and other purposes.. Our property
would be taxed just tho sauio to
keep up freo schools for whlteB
and Cherokoes alike, virtually
amounting to the payment of two
taxes by the CherokeoB.
Eighth. The ono hundred and
ton acroe in valuo is not satisfac
tory, as it does not fix any valua
tion in tho treaty.
Ninth. Wo do not want to bo
fined nor imprisoned on tho ac
count of not knowing tho valua
tion of our lands, ob wo might un
wittingly hold possession of too
much land on this account.
Tenth. It disposes of our pub
lic funds in too reckloeB n manner;
by giving too much authority to
our chief to omploy attorneys, and
holds our council together too un-.
Eleventh. What was our portly
Tom doing while in Washington,
D, C, Some of our newspapers
say he worked bard. Did ho draft
this treaty in Washington or Viu
Ita? Was he assisted in his work
by railroad attorneys and town
monopolists ? Was he sent to
Washington to thus heave and toil
in a frentic effort to fasten thit),htd
product, upon our defenceless peo
ple, and to closo the mouths of our
helpless women and children in
tbe preservation and enjoyment of
their homes ? Why should they
be robbed ot what they poSsees
without a voice ? Why should not
the widow cast a voto in this great
matter for ourselves and little
These reasons alone should be
sufficient for the good citizen of
this country to reject this damnable
instrument, and to defeat it at the
coming election. Oubswker
Ignorance is the greatest enemy
of the treaty.
"Treaty and Title I" Bhou'.d be
tbe shi'jb'lMh of every Cherokeo
Tho oil pirates ask you to vote
against the treaty. Your own and
your children's interests demand,
that you vote for it.
Tho Indian Territory farmer can
bo distinguished for the next few
months by his chronic rmile and
long bmk roll.
Vinita is apparently the center
of opposition to the treaty, yet not
one of these opposers has advanced
a rational reason why it should
not be ratified,
Tho habitual malcontent is
against the treaty, and is rauih in,
evidence on tbe streot corners de
livering bis aeeinine tirade against
it. The very fact that this genus
is oppoBod to it, is a strong argu
ment in its favor.
Each day the opposition to the
treaty among the intelligent citi
zens grows leeB. As they study
the measure tbey appreciate its
equitable provisions. The great
dangor is with the ignorant, among
whom tho opposers of the treaty
are conducting tbeir campaign ol
The few remaining dnva tihlnra
the treaty ia submitted to the
judgment of the Cherokee people
huouiu ue uaou in onngniening
tbe people as to the provisions ol
the measure, This is tbe only
manner in which the campaign of
misrepresentation Vbioh is being
waged against it can be negatived.
Muskogee Wins Suit.
An interesting ault, In which James
11. Ulaylock asked damages against
the city of Muskogee, for damages
sustained by falling through a defect
ive sidewalk has Just been decided la
tbe supreme court In favor of the city.
Dlaylock, who fell through one of tbe
crovlccs which make tho Muskigee
sidewalks about as dangerously Inter
esting as an Alploo ascent, asked
damages to tho extent of $5,200. As
tho city has been rcllcvod of all re
sponsibility, tho Muskogeelte will
emit taking chances, and will here-
uuur uii uiu uuuuiu ui ine sireei.
If a Alan Lie to You.
And say sotno other salve, oint
ment, lotion, oil or nllegod healer is
as good as Ilucklcn's Arnloa salve,
tell him thirty roars of marvelous
:uros of plies, burns bolls, corns, fel
ons, ulcers, cuts, scalds, bruises and
skin eruptions prove its tho bsst and
cheapest. 25oat People's drug store
and A. W. Foreman's dw
For the festive fly Kd Leo has the
new procoss iruo screen tin kind
WH mi rausajaa
J We have
Remember also that the good things go first, and to secure
best bargains you should attend our sale as early as possible.
Man: Wounded On Katy Ex
cursion Sunday Is Re
A report from Mineral Tuesday
morning states that one of tho men
who was wounded un the Katy ex
cursion Sunday and who was taken
oil at that jiUco had succumbed to
his wounds. The unfortunate man
was not a resident of Mineral hut
was takn (iff there, for medical
treatment. It is said that hie
homo Ib in the territory.
Tbe rnllnad oompany has been
severely condemned for not taking
proper precautions to control the
crowd whioh they knew would go
on tbe exouraion and which in tbe
light of past events they knew
would be an unruly one.
The roi oris sent out in regard
(0 the excursion have injured 'the
territory materially. One which
has appeared in the metropolian
press etatos that four men were
hilled and many others wounded.
The accounts aro In line with the
lurid stuff which is eent from some
territory correspondents and Ib
very damaging to this section,
An effort will bo made to bring
sufficient pressure on the railroad
companies to either discontinue
the Sunday excursions ontirely or
to compel tbem to offer adequate
protection (0 (he passengers from
tho lawless elemont.
Wo uro authorized to upnounco tho
namo of J nines Daniel as a candidate
fur a scut In the nati'nal council from
, Delaware district to fill tho vacancy
aucQ oy 1 no un t.r Audy
gatt)p,iBBiwiBn -a - w . . j
real Success !
The prices did it. We are selling all our seasonable
merchandise at a tremendous sacrifice. But we consider
it good business to clean up every article of a'seasonable
nature at this time. This has been a week of Big Sales.
sold far more goods than we expected to sell at
jdul we nave lots oi gooas zo dispose oi yeu.
Between flarshals and Creek Indiana
An Okmulgee dispatch gives tbe
following account oi the clash be.
tween some of Crary Snake's fol
lowers and marshals near Okmul
gee Sunday night:
Crazy Snake's followers, having
concentrated at tbo Hickory
ground to take action against the
passage by tho Oreok council of tho
supplemental agreomont with the
federal government, tho marshal
left Okmulgeo with a posse Sun
day night to disperse tbe Indians.
He returned Monday night -with 10
prisoners, One Indian was shot
and mortally wounded while re
eiiting arrest. The othera were
chained to troea in front of tbe
court house in Okmulgee ono night
and were taken to Munkogeo the
Barry Bruner, a member of tho
Greek council, left Okmulgee Sat
urday night to attend a dance in
the Uiokory grounds neighbor
hood. His body, riddled with
bullets, was found near tbe sceno
of tho dance. It is supposed that
Bruner was murdered by tho on
raged members of the Creek oppo
sitlon, No False Claims.
Tho proprietors of Volof'i Hooey
anu xar uo not advcrllio this as a
"suro euro for consumption." 'Thcr
do not claim It will euro this dread fl
complaint in advanced casos, but do II
positively assert that it will euro la
tho earlier sUkos and uever falls to
ylvo comfort and relief In tho wonit
cases. Foley's Honey and Tar is with.
out doubt the uroatc.t throat aide
Sunt' remedy Befuse substitute.!
Sold byrnnio.'s drug store. dw
iiwi iWiiTfiis wn n Mmawi iVwui tie
tho oxtoitt of out' lino" M CUTTLK11Y it
must bo carefully oxnminod. It consiele of
a fiho lino of tablo, kitchen nnd pocket
Wc have quite i lot of odd suits, odd
coats and vests, and odd pants which we
arc selling: far below their original costs.
If you arc interested in anything in clothing:
for men and boys now is a most opportune
time to make your purchases.
Cfc'l Cfc Q. or nicns suits, were 3.50
P I C5 and 4.50 per suit.
K "5 Ji only for men's suits that
P,OBrw' were good sellers at 5.00
6.50 and 7.00 per suit..
fc"7 Gi ur chlss Bros, suits
P I ,tO which we are selling" at
7.48 are the best values wc have ever shown
for this price. There isn't a suit in the lot
that did not cost more money. But its our
intention to sell them, and the only wy to
so that we can think of, is to put a price on
them that will move them.
W. P. Stewart, ot Springfield, Sue
cumbed to Ueart Failure Last
W. P. Stewart, of tho Stewart
Produce Co., Springfield, Mo., died
suddenly of heart failure nt tho
Green hotel Monday night.
Mr. Stewart arrlvurt in Ibia city
Monday at noon, uml was feel
ing perfectly well. In tho after
noon he virited the bueinees part
of town taking ordere, whioh he
eent in to ids house, working until
ten o'clock that night.
Before retiring Mr. Stfwart left
a call for tbo 1:30 train going west.
A few moments before train time
tho porter tried to arouse him, but
failed, and after several attempts
bad beer, mado without BUcaeBB,the
door wbb forced and Mr. Stewart
waa found 10 be dead.
Tberu waa no sign of a struggle.
Everything indicatod that tho un
fortunate man had fallen peace
fully to sleep, and had died with
Mr. Stewart had 11 largo circlo of
friends in Vinita, and leaves u wife
and family at Springfield to mourn
bin untlmoly taking nway.
Poisoning the system.
It is through tho bowels that tbo
body is cleansed of Impurities. Con
stipation keeps thoso potsous In tho
system causing hcadachu, dulneu,
and melancholia at lirst thou un
sightly eruptions and finally serious
Illness unless n icmedy is applied.
DeWltt's Little Karly ltlscrs prevont
this troublo by stimulating tho liver
and promote easy, healthy action of
owcls. Tiicto little pills do nut act
violently but by stroauthcnlnff tho
tho bowels onablo thorn to poiform
their own work .Never gripo or dig
ress. A. w . ijMflinan. dw
Frazee Hardware arjtl
(mt I'ubiUlibd July 31. llXtt.)
llefore the Honorable Jopli A. GUI. JuilgtS
of the United Statu Court for the Jiorlli-
era District ot Indian Tei rltorr
In tic matter or the nuBXtton nf territory
to tin Incorporated Tovru or Welch.
Notice U ticr.by given that upon tlio peti
tion of W. 1) llUiiamlth.J. HO. Ilrookihlrr
0.1'. Jonee.C. 1. oiueraeu. E T. I'arkir
J P. Itowell. M. riin. A 1: .m. t
Daraall. V. A. IUuuUoo, nid by V. A. Kln
nlionnjageol In thl belmlf. upon the Mill
ilny of July, to, for the nnnexet on of ter
ritory to tbe Irffcot jierftteil town of Wolcln
Uieljt Uy of September, iwe, nt Vlnlli. I.
T it doef gnatea and ordered by the Court
as the tUie and place for the hearluir of snld
The territory nroDoaMl tn bunnnximi i
ue followe. l-wit fj
llMlnnluK at the 8. i;. corner of S.c 19
30. Ton n , IttngnSl. K., tunnlUK north ou '
me e'ciion line auoui uou reel to the center
of 1'lret areua. as It uppeari on tho plat of
the Incorporated towu of Welch; theut'o
weet about see fret to a point within SoO f.et
of the center of tbo main track of tho l . II
T. It. It. Co.; thence in a aoutherly din :
tton uluna- the boundary line of the Intorpo
rated town of Weli-b to tbe flrat ecllon line;
thence eaet on mid eeollou line to the place
of beclunluR. routalqlDs about six blocks, or
about ten aero, more or Ium.
In teetlmeny whereof 1 have hereunto sot
unriiiail, v. A ItlKNISUN,
Akhi (or 1'etllloners.
The Most Direct
Route from either north
or south, to the Famous
Health He sort and
is via the
Descriptive literature coucerniii;
this delightful resort furnished
upon appicntioti to
Passenger Traffic Department,
Foley's Kidney Cure
imUea kidneys and bladder right.
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