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II. Lns OtoTrronTnT,
I.T., Ava 14,1903.
Tho ritlfioatlon of tho troftly
horAfrls the dawn of enfranchise
ment. Tho Ohorokoa Nation will now
set a development pace for the en.
' Vlnlla did nohly, and WllJ Iroap
with her couniry allies Jtfo great
benefit of tbe gloriousrfctory.
When tho cltjtene of Indian
Territory Bhoe bo political
dook carpoUgge will not be
With (he roll rapidly noarlng
4omj)leipn It is about time for the
government to announco uib 100a
tlorisoftbat land offlce at Vinlta.
N6w that thn battle la over the
Cherokeo izuy not "wear a crown"
but ho will nave the comfortable
foollrig of a title in his near side
If a littlo more ami treaty cam
paigning had been conducted in
Gooseneok district the treaty
would no doubt have carried unan.
The official vote on the treaty
ne shown hy the count at Tab
Icquah will be a glowing com
mentary on tho intelligence of the
Thoso sailors who deserted the
President's yacht on account ol
poor food woro evidently not ac
corded tho same privileges as
There are a score of towns in the
Tcrritorr which can be clarsed aB
"good towns." Vinita is in a class
by horeelf and justly deserves the
title of "the best town."
Tho presenco of a professional
juror lowers the dignity of any
court o( justice, and is a menace
to tho public safety which is sup
posed to rest in tho courts.
The Cherokee Nation has broken
.the eliacklea which bound her to
the past. Now for a united tflbrt
from all her peoplo to carry her
forward to a glorious future.
The Cborokees have epokon.
They have spoken for progress and
all (no croakers in the Nation can
.not prevent the great forward
t movement inaugurated yesterday.'
' There is nothing joyful in lhe
' approuohing term of court to the
bootlegger or joint keeper. 'They
have had their innings, now jus
- tice will take a whirl at the game.
Vinita is ideally located for a
jobbing point. In splendid com
munica'.ion with a number of
thriving towns, this city should be
come the distributing point of all
this rich section.
There is no time to discuss bow
it happened. It is a glorious reali
ty, and the 7th day of August, 1902
will go down to the generations to
come as the brightest day in
If the district attorney's office
maintains the same ratio of con
victinns as shown by the last re
port, Leavenworth will receive a
big bunch f territory boarders at
the approaching term of court.
With self government the In
dian Territory will become a verit
able graveyard of political aspira
tions. The selection of officials
by Washington and by the people
of the Territory will be marked by
Tho lesson in economy taught
the Cherokee farmer last year
should save bim money during
the present prosperous times.
There is no man who can afford to
waste that which is given bim in
return for his toil.
Every town situated as Vinita is
owes suoh entertainments as the
proposed street fair and carnival
to their country friends. The town
which tolls thorn (heir supplies
should supply them with en occa
"Confidence" is in the very air
today. Confidence as to the fu
turo of the Cherokee people; con
fidence as to the future of evory
individual who accepts the glori
ous opportunities- which will be
afforded him in this great country.
The value of Vinita'e magnifi
cent water eupply is becoming
more apparent every day Other
territory towns ae being heavily
bonded to bring inferior water
from long distance, while at a
q unparatiVf ly small expense a
j-icf of wator works can be
bull bye. wnloli will supply Ino
trfty 'wWli an inexhaustible supply
of h absolutely pare water.
From March 14, 1900 to July 31
1902 there woro forty nine national
banks organized in the Indian ter
ritory having a combined capital
slook of (1,535,000. Everyone of
these banks is today doing a eplen
For sale or exchange, one tern
tory worth a few hundred millions.
Will sell for a vote In a gerry
mandered district or exchange for
the privileges of mixed ewioolt,
Apply at headquarters of the
Greek Annexation League.
The merchants will soon be re
ceiving their fall stock of goods
embracing all of tho materials and
Btylea o bo found in the metro
politan establishments. There is
no excuse for any Vinilan patro
nizing any of the mail department
Tho latest dispatch from Oyster
Bay announces that after an ex
citing contest tho marbles of tho
juvenilo Roosevolt are rattling in
the paternal jeans. Tbis latest
triumph it is thought will guaran
tee the renomination of Teddy the
In the great era of development
which will soon be inaugurated in
the Cherokeo Nation the opportu
nities of Vinita will be almost lim
itless. Tne acknowledged Bocial,
political and commercial capital
of this great country, she will ever
lead the vanguard of progress.
Those who were sincere in their
opposition to the treaty will be
among the first to acknowledge the
beneficent results ot ratification.
Those whose opposition was in
spired by selfish motives or in
fluenced by a corruption fund will
skulk like coyotes and will com
mand about tho same respect.
While realty in Vinita is des
lined to rapidly increaeo in legiti
mate value, yet it will be n diellnot
detriment to tho town if the largo
property owners place prohibitive
values on their holdings. With
tho great business and residence
advantages Vinita offers the in
vestor and homoeeeker, a fair val-
uat'on of property is all that if
neensary to insure a rapid and
substantial increaso in population.
It is to be hoped that the libe'a
on tho Cherokee people which
have been so industriously circu
lated by Washington correspond
ents will now cease. It has been
repeatedly charged that they wero
unprogroBeive and stubborn. Thoy
have been stubborn only in the
protection of their rights, and the
first equitable settlement proposed
by the government has been over
The amount of time and money
expended on wild eyed political
schemeB, such as the Creek An
nexation movement is simply
amazing. The political destiny
of the territory is manifest to ail
except these hMant fakirs who
offer her millions of wealth for
sale or barter with tho same non-
chalence as their contemporary
street poddlers passes out a bunch
of collar buttons.
"To the Muskogee Phoenix
money moves type."--Ardmoreite.
With the above as a text the Mus
kogee Times has taken a bard fall
out ol the Phoenix for advocating
the piecemeal addition of the In
dian Territory to Oklahoma. The
Times is right but should not ex
pect anything else from that type
of party organ. Tho territory is
full of them. When not foisting
a lot of disgusting rot dedicated to
their political masters on
a nauseated public, they are at
tempting to boom tho schemes of
a bunch of cheap politicians. From
the usual tones emanating from
the particular organ referred to
the ebony digits ot Sango are evi
dently thrumming the editorial
From chemical anatyuis made
of some of the popular territory
drinks by a Boston temperance
lecturer some interesting results
are given. The so called "meads"
are about as soothing to the stom
ach as a bunch of red ants. The
"hop" products are also very
beneficial, operating on the inter
nal organs with the same strenu
oslly as a swarm of Kansas grate
hoppers. There is little cause for
wonder at the vagaries of the ter.
ritory drunk, Through the court
esy of the joint keepers he is in
troduced to Delirium Tremens be
fore he becomes acquainted with
tho foot-rail. Such n privilege is
usually not accorded the common
whiskey drinker until he has con
tribu'.ed his last cent and is board
ing at a garbage box
"I was Iroubloil with a hucklni;
cough for a year and 1 thought I hat)
consumption," sayj 0. Uouer, 211
Maple St., Champaign, III. "I trlod
a great many remedies nod I was un
der tho care of physicians for i-everal
months. 1 usod one bottle of Foloy's
Hooey and Tur. It cured me, aud I
have not been troubled flnce." Sold
by People's drug store. dw
$a.oo to Kansas City and Return,
August 17th, via M. K. & T. Hall
Will Rolen In Septembor if
Present Plans Do Not
Pro.l Jfor the '
Three Day Fair
Interesting the Merchants
In the Undertaking,
If the present planB for tho car
nival and street fair during tho
latter part of September do not
miscarry Vinita will onjoy threo
days of merry cntorlainment.
The company recently organized
to promoto the affair have out
lined plans embracing nearly every
medium of entertainment.
It is proposod in connection with
the street fair and trades display
to convert North park into n mid
way with its attendant Bide shows.
Balloon ascensions, open air
shows, etc., will aesiBt in making
the entertainment of tho visitors
The expenso incident to promot
ing the undertaking is very heavy
and those in charge will request
the assistance of the merchants in
making it a success.
It ie proposed to advertise the
celebration moBt extensively, and
the promoters aro confident of tho
attendance of tho entire country
If tho assistance of tho mer
chants can be enlisted in tho un
dertaking, the date will be set at
once, and preparations made to
close tbe contracts with a number
of desirable shows.
Owing to the elaborate plans, as
proposed by tho company, a later
date than at first announced will
probably be set for tho inaugrallon
of tho festivities.
The company promises the big-
gest celebration in tho history of
the town if they receive tbe co ope
ration of the merchants.
IS LOSING STRENGTH,
Annexation Movement In Creek Na
tion Losing Follower.
A dispatch from Tulsa, where
the annexation party in the Creek
Nation was supposed to be especi
ally strong, says:
"It la believed by many well In
formed persons that the annexa
tion scheme whereby the Creek
Nation may be attached to Okla
homa is loeing iniluonce daily.
Bu-iness mon assert that it is a
political work which attained its
greatest sizo at birth, and is des
tined to defeat when viewed from
a business point.
"They assert that they are un
willing to be shorn and bled by
political gralters, aB the Osage na
tion is by Pawnee county, Ok.
They deolare their property is
taxed to death to onrioh a people
wbose)intereetsare foreign to those
of the taxpayers. It is doubtful if
any respectable number of busi
nessmen r-lil attendthe annexation
convention at Okmulgee next Mon
Spauldlng and Doynton Arc Now One
The new town of Boynton and
the one which was to have b:en
founded by tbe 8paulding Town
site Company, about 18 miles west
of Muskogee have been merged
and are now ono healtbv munici-
polity. The depot will bo located
on tbe line betwoen the quarter
sections occupied by tbe two town
The lots sold yesterday brought
good figures and the new town
gives every promise ot being .a
oommeroial faotor in the Creek
Young Clftcotali Physician Take Ills
In a moment of despondency,
Dr. Vanoe, a prominent young
physician ol Cheootah shot himself
through the brain at his home
The desperate aot was deliber
ately planned, though tbe unfortu
nate man had given no indicaiion
of his intentions,
The deoedent was well known in
professional circles and his tragic
end oame as a shocking surprise,
He leaves a young wife.
It Needs a Tonic.
There are times when your liver
needs a tonic. Don't give purgatives
that gripe sod weaken. DoWltt's
Little ISarly Itlecrs expel all poison
from the) stem and aet us tonlo to
the liver. W. Scott, Ml Highland
ttvo., Mlltou, Pa., says: "I havo oar
lied IMVltfa Little Berly Risers
Mlh rue fur several years uud would
not te without them." rjmall and
ea-y to take. Purely vegetable. Thoy
never I'tipc- or dUtrew. A. W. Fere-
fti'uo requiring at Lee Barrett's.
MURDER AT McLAIN.
Raines, After Kilting Ilia Man,
Surrendered at Muskogee,
Jim Raines, who lives near Mo
Lain, eighteen miles south of Mus
kogee, surrendered to tho authori
ties at the latter place Monday,
n solf-accused murderer.
Tbe story of tho killing, which
ooourred Sunday, at told by Raines
lie and a man named Dan ftmltb,
with whom he had previously had
troublo, mot Sunday and tbo quar
rel waB renowod. Raines claims
that Smith advanoed toward him
and attempted to draw gun, whon
ho (Raines) fired tbe fatal shot
which klllod Smith instantly.
Both men were single and mem
bers or vory prominent families.
Three New Field Deputies Are Ap
pointed, Tho following appointments if
field deputies havo been announced
by the marshal's office:
Lowis Baird, Bartlosville; Unas.
B. Rhodes, Weslville; E. P. Paris,
Tahlequah. These appointments
practically complete the marshal's
A Summer Trip Unsurpassed On the
The trip to Salt Lake Olty or to the
Paolfic coast via that point over the
Denver & Rio Qrando and the Ilto
Grande Wostern Is the mot beauti
ful In America. No European trip ot
equal length cau coruparo with it in
grandeur ot scenery or woalth of
norcl lnterost. Then Salt Lake City
Itself Is n most quaint and plcturcsquo
plate and well worth tho fournoy. Its
Mormon temple, tabernacle, tithing
oftlce and church Institutions; its hot
sulphur springs within tho city limits
Its delightful temperature, sunny
cllmato and Its Great Salt - Lake
deader and denser than tho Doad Sea
In Palestine are but a few features
of Salt Lako City's countless attrac
tions. Thcro aro parks, drive?, canons
and beautiful outlying mountain and
lake resorts. Imagine, It you can, a
bath In salt water a mllo abovo sea
level and In water In which tho hu
man body cannot sink. Inquire of
your nearest ticket agent for low
tourist rates to Salt Lake City, or
write for information and copy ot
"Salt Lake City, the City of Saints,"
to S- K. Hooper, tbe general passen
ger agoot, Denver. Colo.
The Cherokee nation with her
great reserve of undeveloped
wealth cannot afford to delay the
day of ita development. With the
ratification of tbe treaty the way
wus opened and there is no Bori
ous obstacle to a great forward
movement. The other nations
with their rich acreages of agricul
tural lands; with hills seamed
with veins of coal and mineral of
fer alluring inducements to the in
vestor and homeseeker. Eastern
capital is seeking investment
away fiom the congested money
centers and no section oilers the
same inducement as the territory.
The Cherokee nation is the most
favored section of this great coun
try, hut it must be announced to
tbe world that the bars are down.
That where before tbe nation was
in tho grip of the fow, that now
each citizen will be placed in
possession of bis own and will
welcome assistance in ita develop
ment. With the development of
the oil, coal and mineral lands, in
connection with the great lagr.'cul
tural area, prosperity with all its
attendant blessings will settle up
on tbis favored land,
A Physician Healed.
Dr. Geo. Ewln;, a practicing physi
cian ot Smith's Grove, Ky for over
thirty years, writes his personal ex
cellence with Foloy's Kldnoy Cure:
"For years I had been groatly bother
ed with kidney and bladder t oublc
and enlarged prostrato gland. I used
everything known to the profession
without relief, until I commenced to
use Foley's Kidney Cure. After tak
ing turee ooiues i was entirely re
lieved and cured. I prescribe it now
dally In my practice and heartily re
commend its use to all physicians fur
such troubles. I have prescribed It
In hundreds of case with perfect suc
cess." Sold by People's drug store, dw
On the Ozark & Cherokee Central Is
Claimed by Muskogee.
The report that the only divis
ion point on tbe Ozark & Chero
kee Central road would be Boyn
ton has been denied by President
Seaman, according to thojMuskogee
In an interview, it is said, Presi
dent Soaman was emphatic in the
statement that Muskogee would
get the division point of the new
Just Look At Her.
. Whence came that sprightly stop,
faultless skin, rich, rosy complexion,
smiling face. She looks good, fceia
good. Hero's her tocrct. Sue uses
Dr. King's New Llfo Pills. Ilosult,
all organs active, digestion good, no
headaches, no chanca for "blue."
Try them j oursolf. Only 2Jc at Peo
ple and A. W. Foreman's drug
special Train Excursion to Kansas
August 27th, 12.00 (or tbo round trip,
A wholo day In Kuinas City. Bee
i. i .. i titem4imJmmJi -ft hi li- . n -
ft n ?yfi?TlLpiXySlJBg9Myipi-SPjr-ifflS?jBe
Shows Treaty To Have Been
Ratified By a Majority
Will Bo Submitted To the Coun-
ell By Chief Buffiogton Bo-
foro An Adjournment Is
Commission to be
The official count of the votes
caat in the recent election waB
concludod at Tahlequah yester
day afternoon and shows a ma-
jorlly of 1964 for ratification. Tho
following table shows tho vote by
Tfltnl vote, 0,710.
Majority for, 1,061. -
The council will not adjourn be.
fore Friday aa Chief Buffington
will submit '.several measures for
their consideration in connection
with the ratification of tbe treaty,
Before adjournment a commis
sion empowered to settle any
questions arising from the reser
vations of land provided for in the
treaty will be appointed.
To fly Friends.
It Is with Joy I tell you what Kodol
did forme. 1 was troubiod wlt)i my
6touiach for sovcial months. Upon
being advised to uso Kodol, I did so,
and words cannot tell tho good It has
done me. A neighbor had dyspepsia
so that ho had tried most ercrythlng.
I told hltu to uso Kodol. Words of
gratitude havo como to aio from him
because I recommended It. Georgo
W. Vty, Viola, Iowa. Hoalth and
strongtb, of mind and body, depend
on tho stomach, and normal activity
ot tho digestive organs. Kodol, tho
great reconstructive tonic, cures all
stomach and bowel troublos, Indiges
tion, dyspepsia, Kodol digests any
good food ynu eat. Take a doso after
weals. A. W. l'oroman. dw
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(Ebtettafn flbtrmtina (Company.
Will Open an Office at Tahlequah to
Acting Chairman TmB Blxby of
the Dawes committee has opened
an office at Tahlequah, whoro he
will hear testimony regarding tho
rights to citizenship of Ihoso Cher
okees who are unaccounted for on
the present rolls, but to protect
wbom the commission placed their
names on the rolls.
A number of tbe "absent ones"
are fullbloods who invariably go
on a "scout" when tbo commie,
sion arrives in their neighborhood
and Bixby will attempt to corral
them and get them enrolled.
Kansas City Excursion $3.00
For tho round trip. Special train
leaves Vinita at 12:23, a.m., August
17th, via tho M. K. & T, Rallway,Iar
riving at Kansas City Sunday morn
Ing at 7 a.', m. Returning, train leaves
Kansas City at 10:30 p. ra., giving a
wholo day in Kansas City. Arrango
to go. Sco Katy's agent.
Sccral cotters and pointers for saio
in condition for fall hunting.
Vinita, In'd. Tor.
For good ice leave orders at
Foreman's Drug Store, 'phone 16
or 18J. George Davis will con
duct the business.
A One lino of muslin underwear at
Wallen & Wilson's at greatly reduced
Ico cream freezers that aro ahead of
the old kind and at tho sanio prlco at
For tho fostlvo fly ltd Leo has the
now procoss Iron scrcon tho kind
See those pretty new
fall street hats. Badgett
Sanders Mer. Co's.
Foley's Honey ana Tat
cures colds, prevents pneumonia,
Sold by Peoples' drug store.
Purchasers can bo found for a fow
desirable rosldenco lots at reasonable
prices not high prlcos. Enquire at
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ALL KINDS OF BILLS,
Big bills-Little bills.
Any kind of a bill just as long as it is a
Lumber or Building Material bill.
That's our business and that's where we
shine. We can give you a closer set of
figures on that lumber bill you're going to
buy, than anybody around here, and give you
better grades to boot. We are cranks on
quality and believe the best is none too good
for our customers. Consequently we offer
only the choicest
ured, and guarantee you absolute satisfac
tion wiin anyuung
bunch of lath to complete house or barn bill.
Besides having the
stock, we keep it all under cover, so when you
come here for building material you won't
get dirty, warped and
And say I Just give us your ear a minute
longer. Owing to
for building material
. . bje to be much higher than they arc now. So
you'll be showing a
ing wnai material you need IN UW.
See the point ?
P. Q. Browning & Company.
Vinita, Indian Territory.Q
A healthy locatiou, buildings in good repair, n strong
faculty of experienced teachers. Iluiktiiig lighted by
electricity. I,ocnl and lotig distance telophonc connec
tions. An artesian well of the best water on the campus.
Unth rooms with hot nnd cold water on each dornmtory
floor. A well equipped home institution.
Literature, Aluslc, Ulocutlon, Physical Culture, Shorthand,
Typewriting, Uook.kccplnjc, Uankln&. '
For MUlocut and particulars, address tht Proidtnl,
Rev, C. L. BROWNING, Vinita, I. T.
inSisiflintnAMiAt'vvS'iAflVsatrA ' .
grades of stock manufact- I
you Duy nere trom a
largest and best assorted
weather beaten stuff.
the unprecedented demand
this year, prices are lia
streak of wisdom by buy
Vlnitn. Indian Territory,
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