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I). M. MAlins, Kdltor and rnbllsher
n. Lnu Gkcrwoimrr,
Pr ViNiTA, I. T., Aua 21, 1002.
Character is ns Important to a
town as it is to (he individual.
The commercial possibilities nl
Vltiita are only Hmited by the ef
forts of her clllsena.
Now that tho council haB ad
jottroed tho Cherokoe people can
breaths easy once more.
It la about time for bodio addi
tional correspondence on that
union station proposition.
Thoso property ownerc who
placo prohibitive prices on their
holdings are encouraging a high
The Cherokee farmer will be
wearing tho smilo this fall that
comes rom tho knowledge of a
healthy bank account.
Tho source of that reported oil
gusher at Woodville hu been dis
covered in llio diseased gray mat
ter of a Guthrie correspondent.
When the peoplo of the Terri
tory aro allowed the selection ol
their own officials they won't
search for material at the pie
One result of the drought last
year is found in the dive rslly of
crops planted this season. The
farmers are playing the agricul
tural game in an Intelligent man
Judge Raymond of the Western
district is a chronic disturber ol
the equilibrium of the "machine,"
yol there are many who think that
before many moons ho will be the
A Kiuihrb parson used tho pres
ent heated term to illustrate what
might bo expected by Bomo of his
flock in the world to come. lie
has been busy ever since congratu
lating backsliders on their return
to the fold.
At the present time the service
of such an organization as the
Commercial Club would be of
grp-t alue to Vinlta. It will be
a ,. -ve mistake If that organiza
tion is allowed to disband through
lack of Interest.
After appraisement, realty in
Vinila will tako a sharp advance.
It is to be hoped, however, that a
"boom" will be avoided. Inflated
values are invariably followed by
a reactionary period which materi
ally injures a town.
There has been a remarkable
absonce of fever within tho corpo
rate limits of Vinlta this year.
The majority of tbo cases reported
wore contracted elsewhere. The
artesian water is surely a potent
enetay of disease.
Vinlta, with her immense prop
erty interests, will no doubt be the
first town in the Cherokee Nation
to be visited by the townsito com
mission. There is no reason why
tho commission should not be ap
pointed and commence work at
With allotment the Cherokee
nation will take rank with the
great productive sections of the
country. The wealth consequent
to the development of her magni
ficent resources assures permanent
prosperity to tboBe who accept
tho opportunities offered them.
With the approach of the school
season attention la again attracted
to the splendid educational facili
ties offered the resident of Vinlta.
The schools of Vinita in thorough
ness of instruction and intelligent
management will compare favor
ably with any in the country.
The excessive land holders are
dumping a vast acreige of deBlra
bio land on the market, which is
being rapidly taken up for the cost
of (he improvements. There are
plenty of opportunities offered
overy day to obtain sllotmentr,
and the lime to get them is now.
The receipts of the Vinlta post
oflice ebow that this city will be
entitled to an oflice of the second
pines next year. A federal build
ing containing tho postofilce, land
office and tho courts would be a
' - i welcome addition to the city, nnd
n mighty good investment for the
The rnelroyolltan methods used
by the Vinlta merchants in the
conduct of their etoreB impreeseb
ttvery visitor. Accustomed to the
ulaeny air noticeable in tbo stores
of tho emnller cltiee of the coun
try they are awakened suddenly
to the fact that (hey are in a
hustling town which la destined to
setlho commercial pace for the
Show repairing at Lee Barrett's.
A. proper exploitation of the ad
vantages Vinlta ofleri the home
seeker and investor should b&
made. A small expenditure nt
this tltno, when the eyes of tho
country are on the Territory would,
if intelligently used, bring good
For the amount of capital in
vested a canning factory brings
larger returna than ilmoat any
other industrial plant. Tbo estab
lishment of such a factory In Vin
ita would attract other enterprises
here, and would boa profitable In
vest m e n '
Tho presont city government
has done much toward placing the
city in a eanitaty condition, but
the assistance of overy individual
proper! owcr is necessary to ob
tain proper sanitation. It only
takes one filth heap to breed
enough disease to Infect a neigh
borhood. Tho development of tho mineral
resources of the Cherokee Nation
will bring many surprises, to those
who havo not investigated the
mineral wealth hidden in this sic
tlun. There is a large aroit whloh
gives promise ol containing greater
deposits of lead, eto , than are
found In tho mineral bell ol Kan
sas. Another republican organ is to
bo established at Purcell. It if
needed. Tho present bunoh ol
them throughout the Territory are
very weak. In their eflorls to
play "Hail to the Trust," "Tho
Joya of Carpetbagglng" and other
numbers of their inspired reper
toire one is reminded of punctured
bellows and split pipes.
The territory town which at the
present time offers the greatest in
ducement in tho way of locations
for manufacturing or other busi
ness enterprises will have a dis
tinct advantage over its competi
tors in tho race for commercial
preBlige. Tho town which at
tempts to hold up tho prospective
investor with inflated properly
values will be left with tho rest of
the village class.
The progressive elements among
the Indians of the Buvaral tribes
are coming everything before
them in their wise offorta to ob
tain a final adjudication ol their
tribal affdira. There is a great
luture before the Indians of this
class who have bodly met their
manifost deBtiny as co-laborers
with their white brothers in the
great forward movrment to a
Ardmore and Muskogee aro de
nied tho blessings of free delivery
owing to the absence of sidewalks
"Uncle Sam" evidently think
that travel over the uncertain
topography of those towns is too
hazardous for bispostal omployeoH.
Unfortunately there are no bo
quets coming to Vinlta on the
condition of :Lc sidewalks here,
and they will have to be vastly
improved before there is a free
delivery of the mails.
The gas franchise granted by the
city council la well hedged with
protectivo clauses which will pre
vent any of the customary abuses
that are generally fiund In tbe ab
sence of competition. If gas can
be found within piping distance of
Vinita in sufficient quantities to
nrovide for the illumination of tho
city, and for factory purposes, the
fronchiBe is a very valuable one,
both to the promoters and the city.
The presence of such a plant
would aid materially in tbe devel
opment of the city, and operated
under the franchise granted could
in no way imperil tbo public inter
est. The Interest of B F. Jobe in the
South McAlester Capital bos been
purchased by his associate, W. G.
D. Hinds, who will conduct the
affairs of that prosperous journal
along tbe eamo lines which have
brought it well merited success in
the past, In the exit of Mr. Jobe
from territory journalism the cralt
loses an exponent of tbo btst. Of
Bterling character and unusuul
ability, his entrance into other
fields of labor will bo markod by
success, Tbe continued prosenoe
of Mr. Hinds with tbe Capital ia a
guarantee of the continuance of it
aa an exponent of olean and pro
If a newspaper printed every
communication it rtcolved the tank
of the editor would be light. So
would his recelptB, While every
paper welcomes an expression of
the views of ita readers, it cannot
afford to crowd out news to give
place to them. The trouble with
the average communicant is fonnd
in the length of their artiolos. Un
less tbey aro allowed several col
umns for matter which could be
readily condensed into a few lines
tbey become offended and "lake
their doll babies to play In eome
other sanctum." Peculiar as it
may eeem, the weary editor is not
displeased at their absenoe.
Foley's Honey end Tar
cures cold?, prevents pneumonia.
Sold by peoples' dm, siorof
Political pie Is being dished out
in ohunka these days.
With tho ndvont of tho ballot
will oomo tho exit of the carpet
bagger. When in doubt as to where to
looaU I lay tho trump uard of your
llfo by becoming one of tho busy
residents of Vinita,
After appraisement tbo micro
eooplo observor will bo unablo to
looato any animalculao on the mu
nicipal eaoulohoon ol Vinlta.
With appraisement Vinlta will
eel a merry pace' for tho othor
territory towns. Appraisement 1b
but the forerunner of title. With
title will oomo a marvelous muni
cipal development with all itB
The Muskogee Thronlx la advo
oatlng tho piecemeal addition of
the Territory to Oklahoma, which
is a certain guarantee of the early
demise ol tho annexation move
ment. The advocacy ol the Phco
nix will exoito' suspicion; investi
gation will do the rest.
There are opportunities for a
greater diversity of industries in
tho Cherokee Nation than in any
othor teotion of the oountry. A
vrbI acreage ot agricultural lands,
varied and iloh mineral deposits,
oil and gas in unlimited quantities
all offer golden opportunities to
If the constitution follows tho
president as it is supposed to trail
on behind the flag, some cow
puncher ought to bo employed to
rope it as soon as it enters the Ter
ritory. On its recent junket
around tho world it gracefully side
stepped this eeoUon, nnd the peo
ple ol the Territory should not
inii b the opportunity offered by
the president's trip of becoming
acquainted with it.
Pays His Respects to Dtuiil Plynn
and tlte Republican Party.
"I will eat a oopy of tho Con
gressional Record that will show
that Dennis Flynn ever did any
thing for the Indian Territory."
With the above words as an in
troduction, V. II. P. Tiudgeon, a
life long Republican, has delivered
a seething denunciation of Dennis
Flynn and the republican party, in
oonsequenoe of their responsibility
for the umaiisfactory political con
ditions existing in the territory.
The aoiion of the republican
party was characterized aa dis
graceful and inhuman by Mr.
Trudgeon. In the past Mr. Trudg
ton, who is an ardent advocate of
ingle statehood, and the slippery
Dennis have been staunch friends,
It is alleged that the rupture
oame when Mr. Flynn, in a confi
dential moment, acknowledged bis
opposition to single statehood and
expressed a desire to see tbe capi
tal and all of the public buildings
looated in Oklahoma and the In
dian territory tacked on piecemeal
to help pay the expenses.
In a warning to the republicans
to look out for a cyclone, Mr.
"No politioal party can long con
tinue to prostitute the morel and
oommerolal interests of our people
and maintain their respect and
Mr. Trudgeon is a man of con
siderable influence, and is in a po
sition to make it interesting for
TAPPED THE TILL
Sneak Thief Appropriated $13 ot the
Katy'a Coin Last Night.
A sneak thief forced the cash
drawer at the Katy depot last night
during the temporaiy absence of
night agent Roeenow and secured
812 in oath. The robbery ocenred
as No. 2 came in from the south.
Rosenow had gone forward to at
tend to the transfer of baggago.and
the thlof slipped in and forced the
money drawer.wbiah was protected
with only an ordinary look. Mr.
Rosenow did not discover the loss
until a paaienger going south pur
chased a ticket, tendering a bill in
payment. When tbe agent opened
the drawer he found IiIb change
No olue to the identity of tbe
thief has been discovered, but be
is supposed to be someone famil
liar with the premises.'
OIL AT FAIRLAND.
Reported Strike of High (Jradc Lubri
cant. It ia reported from Fairland that
an oil welljwaa openod up there
yesterday in tbe very heart of tbe
town. The flow was found within
86 feot of the surface and is pro.
nouneed to be a high grade lubri
cant. The strike caused consider
able exoitment and visions of a
gusher an causing much joy to
the ownrs of the property.
Purchaser caa be fuuud for a few
desirable roldenco lots at reasonable
price nut hl(h prices. Enquire at
Single uuuiws 10.60 at Leo Harett'a
Granted At tho Session Of
tho City Council Last
CITY TO RECEIVE
Ton Por Cent of tho Not Profits of
tho Company. Plant to bo
Completod an'd In Opera
tion January let 1004.
At the session of tho city coun
cil last night n twenty year gas
franchise was granted Oliver Bag
by, John Franklin, L. W.Morks
and tholr associates. The city un
der the franchise 1b to rocelvo 10
por cent of the not profits accruing
trom the sale of gas and the city
hall is to be lighted freo of charge.
All of tho usual rcetrictlvo
olauscs pertaining to tho obstruc
tion of tbo public highways and
tho liability of the company for
damages to privoto proporty aro
incorporated in tho instrument.
Tho company must havo the erec
tion of their plant well under way
by January 1st 1003 and be pre
pared to make tho first delivery of
gas to tho consumers by January
1st 1004 or tho franchiso becomes
Alter January 1st 100-1 tho right
to purchase tho entire plant is
granted the city, and in case oi
any prohibition by which tho city
cannot obtain possession by pur
chase, that it will havo tho right
to rent tho plant. Tho rates to bo
charged by the company aro to be
regulated by tho city council, but
aro to conform to customary and
reasonable charges. Tho laying
of tho pipes is to ho under tho
supervision of tho streot and alley
committee and tho company Is
liable for any resulting damago or
The council also granted the
privilege of using North Park and
tbe issuance ol licenses to tho
street fair and carnival promotera
and authorized them to erect
booths, stands, etc, on the publio
The following accounts were al
lowed: Chieftain Publishing' Co.... M0.40
D.H. "Wilson 20.00
P. O. Uook Store 2.10
E. A. Leo tyOO
II. D. Campbell 53 00
II. Campbell 6.00
The report of the Stroet Com
mlssloner showed collection of
street taxes to the amount of
Pullbiood Pamlly Make a Long Jour
ney to Contess a Crime.
A striking example of the confi
dence tho Indian reposes in tho
low was given at Muskogee yester
day when Edward liutcher.a Creek
fullblood, entered the marshal's
office and confessed the killing of
his brother-in-law, Jack Fish, last
The Indian, accompanied by his
wife and two children, after bury
ing his victim walked to Musko
gee, a distance of i'l miles, to sur
render. On bis arrival there he
went to see Chief Porter and after
telling his story was directed to
the marshal's office,
There bo repeated the story of
the killjug, alleging that it wb
done in self defense. Ho said that
Fieh had two wives whom be most
The two families occupied tho
same houso, and when Butcher's
wife appeared while Flab waa en
gaged in beating hia wives he as
saulted her. Butcher interfered
and Fish attempted to shoot him
but was disarmed. Later ho ro-
newed tho attack and Butcher shot
Butcher was committed on his
confession to await the action of
the grand jury. His wife and chil
dren left him at tho jail gates to
return afoot, as tbey had come, to
their distant home ;mong tbe biU.
A. H-T. A. MEETING.
County Organization Will Meet Here
The local members of tho A. H.
T, A. are preparing to receive and
entertain the members of the
county organization, which will
convene here Saturday.
The new county organization
was recently perfected, and will
meet for the first lime Saturday.
Reduced rates have been ob
tained at all tbe hotels, and a large
attendance from the lodges
throughout tbo Oherokeo nation is
Foley's Kidney Curo
Will curo Drlght'e Dltcase.
Will curo Diabetes.
Will curo stono In bladder.
Will curo kidney and bladder dlKCascr
Sold by Fcoplo'd drug store. dw
Initial Appraisements by the
Will bo-Made Hore,
Committee of Vinitans, nnd in
Reply to IlequeBt For Special
Commission Stated That
Will Inaugurate Ap
In reaponeo to tho solicitations
of a number of property ownors, n
commltteo consisting of Dr. Oliver
Bagby, Mayor Parker, Chief Bur
fington, L, B. Boll, Edgar Smith,
and Jas, H. Huckleberry, jr.,
waited on Inspector J. George
Wright at Muekogeo yesterday and
requested that a special townsito
commission bo appointed to ap
praise tho town lots here.
Mayor Parker nulud as spokes
man for tho committee, and pre
sented Vinitn's claims to immedi
ate appraisement in a forceful man
ner. After reviewing tho towneito
provision of tho act of May 31,
1000, under which the appraise
ment will be conducted, Mayor
Parker pointed out that while it
provided for the appointment of a
genoral commission, to appraise
all of tbo townB in tho Chorokco
Notion, yet it empowered the Sec
retary of tho Interior to appoint a
special committee when tho pub
lio interest so required.
The fact that Vinita is tho me
tropolis of the Cherokee Nation;
tho very center of tho progressive
element, and contains uioro in
vested woalth than any other town
In the Nation was contended by
Mr, Parker aa demanding, in pro
tection of these interests, an imme
diato appraisement of property.
In reply, Mr. Wright reviowed
at length the experience of the
Department with both speolal and
general commissions, and stated
that in overy instance tho work of
tbe general commisBiouers had
been more satisfactory.
He also stated that several of
the other towns had requested the
appointment of special commis
sions, and that he did not feel jus
tified in discriminating when they
offered, In a measure, tho same
In reply to tbe latter argument,
Mr. Parker suggested that special
commissions be appointed fur Vin
ita, Tablequah and Claremore, the
three leading towns of the Nation.
Mr. Wright replied by saying
that he had already committed
himself on the question of a gen
eral commiss!on,bul that ho would
forward the request of Vinita for 0
special commission to Washing
ton. Continuing, Mr. Wright said
that a general oommissiou would
be appointed within a few days,
and that Vinita would be tho firs',
town appraised, Ho outlined the
plin of tho Department to obtain
a speedy completion of the ap
praisement work throughout the
Nation, by detailing assistants and
clerks to the other towns whilo the
appraisement was being conducted
in Vinlta, to arrange all necessary
He estimated that after tho ar
rival of the appraisers inv 'those
towns, the actual work of appraise
ment would then only take from
four to eight days.
Under the act of May 31, 1000,
two oi the commissioners are to be
appointed by the Secretary of tho
Intorior and ono by tho chief of
Mr. Parker suggested that a rep
resentative of tho towns on the
commissions would make them
ideal bodies, but Mr. Wright dif
fered, Baying that where tho towns
have been represented on the oom
missions, discord has Invariably
followed tho offorta of the town
representative to obtain low ap
praisements. Mr. Wright oonoluded the inter
view by assuring the oommlttee
that the commission would be ap
pointed in the very near futuro,
and that Vjnlta would bo the first
Appointed Probate Coninilsslone
and Referee In Bankruptcy.
Judge Gill has appointed J, 11.
Huckleberry 8r., of Sallisaw pro
bate commissioner and referee in
bankruptcy for tho Sallisaw divi
sion of tho Northern District.
Judge Huckleberry is tho father
of Assistant District Altornoy J.
II. Huckleberry Jr., and is ono of
the most popular members of tbo
"I had dlabstoa In Its woist form,"
wrltios Marlon Loo of Dunrouth, Ind.
"I tried eight physlolans without re
lief. On!y tbrco bottlos of Foley's
Kidney Curo inatlo in. a well mun "
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Via Burlington Route.
"The Burlington-Northern Tacific IJx
preM," now leaves Kansas City at 0:10
p. 111 , waving direct connections with
all lines from the cast and south. This is
the only through trniu from Kansas City
through the northwest territory traversed
by the Northern Taclftc raihvay.Tkrougli
coached, chair cars, standard and tourist
sleepers Butte, Helena, Spokane, Taco
m, Seattle, Portland.
The Burl'ugton makes the cheapest
Colorado summer tours ever made, such
as 115.00 round trip during frequent
periods of tbe summer from Kansas City
to Dnvr, Colorado Springs and return.
The HurllnKlou's last Denver train
leaves Kansas City at 0:10 p in., arrives
I Denver 3:15 p. m. next day. The day
Kxprcm leaves Kansas City at 10:10 a.111.
10,000 lakes; scores of the coolest and
best summer localities In the country:
frequent periods of low excursion .tours,
such as fl.20 Kansas City to St. 1'aul.
To Eastern Rcicrts.
Low rale summer circuit tours to
Michigan, Canada. St. Lawrence region,
Atlantic coast; rail and lake or all rail.
To Chicago The famous "Ml" leaves
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