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t. M. HARItS, Editor nnd roMlsher
II. IiKM CLOTWOBTIIT,
ViNtTA, I. T., Atm 28, 1002.
The corn-dodger is again within
reach of (he ordinary taorlal.
Muakogeo in not at nil euperati
tioua nboul those thirteen letter
Blocks of brick buildings denote
confidence in a town. Show your
The emtio of tho joint keeper
mill fade with tho advent of tbo
Wateiwurks and eeworags syB
terns are the (bsoluto necessities
of munclpal llfo,
Every shack is a distinct detri
mont to a town. Tear thorn down
and put up a building.
Hay money is buying many
Cherokee farmers deBlrablo loca
tions on easy street this yrar.
Tho ballot is the only cure for
that "fhverish feeling referred to
In the Dawes Commission report
as existing in the Territory.
The carpetbaggers are tho ticks
on the body politio of the territory
which induoe that "feverish feel
ing," lamented by Tarns Bixby.
Apprniu. mnt n 1 allotment
will UBher in tho newor&ofthe
Cherokee nation. Everything
thereafter will date from those
The absence of the president
will never be noted in the festivi
ties following the triumphal entry
of King Corn and Queon Cotton in
to the territory towns.
If a series of street fights such
as occurred at Chocotoh Saturday
could be arranged for Teddy'B
amusement he would probably do
cido that San Juan hill was simply
a health resort.
Tho reports from the agricullu-'-
' ral seotlons of the country are
keeping tho man behind the ticker
gueesing. Tho.spsculator who cor.
ners a, staple th'la year will have
trouble keeping it thero.
The Republican machine is be
ing well lubricatod at present with
tho oil ol federal patronage. With
self government a large part of the
euppfy will be cut off and it will
soon become a very rusty affair'.
Thtf spectacular bluQ that the
administration is working on the
trust question looks as though
Roosevelt, et al, were attempting
to organize a credulity trust, with
tho general public as stockhold
One good wagon road tapping
the rich country contiguous to
Vinita were better than a dozen
little jerk water railroads, such as
are sending some of the neighbor
ing communities into spasms of
With duo respect to tbe claims
of other towns in the Cherokoe
Nation for the land office, tbe fact
remains that the logical place for
its location is Vinita, and the
DaweB Commission will, no doubt,
Tbe Trans-Mississippi congress
at their St. Paul session adopted a
spirited resolution recommending
the admission of all the territories
to Btatehood. It is from outside
influence alone that tbe territories
can hope for relief and the enlist
ment of this powerful ally will aid
materially in getting justice from
The Immense stocks of Fall
goods being received by the mer
chants shows their confidence in
tbo reports of a great and bounti
ful harvest. The farmer will have
many wants, and the money with
whioh to gratify them this year,
and the home merchants will see
that there is no occation to go else
where for anything ho wants.
Vinita is losing thousands of
dollars evory year through failure
to bridge the neighboring Btreams.
Theie is an unaccountable lelhar?y
on this important question though
it is a patent fact that every heavy
rain cuts oil all communication
with tbe surrounding country and
gives to other towns business
which could eatily be brought
Tho report of the Dawes Com.
mission shows 2,400 miles of rail
road ns beiig in course of con
atruetlon or having been con
shunted within the domains of the
five civilized tribes during the
paat year. When the cost of this
enormous amount of construction
is considered, a fair estimate oin
bo mode of tbo value the railroad
companies place on the trade of
'nTT mr,'4.' .i
The merohant' of Vinita aro
buying elaborate Blocks of goods
for tho fall trade, and tho farmers
aro filling their store housos with
tho results of a bountiful harvest.
When tho exobange comes every
body will be happy.
During tho carnival days Vinita
will be the merry hostoss of evory
lovoroffun who enters hor gates.
Threo dayfl of unrcstrainod jollity
aro i romised every visitor' which
promise will be cashed every hour
from September 16 to 18, inclusive.
Water works and a sower bvbIom
are indispensable to tho territory
town which expects to koop pace
In the pending era of development.
Vinita with her inexhaustible
water supply 1b fortunately situat
ed in this respect, and after np.
pralsemnnt will seriously considor
thia important question.
It is now rumored that President
Roosevelt will not extend hia pro
posed trip beyond St. Louis. It is
stated that the New ISngland tour
and the trip to the middle wed
will be somewhat of a strain on
his strenuoBity, and that ho will
return to Washington to go into
training before tackling the Terri
tory. There is a tone triumphant at
present in the utterings of the ter
ritory press which but reflects the
prevailing confidence in every seo
tion of this great country. The
day is at hand when the laal ob
stacle will be removed that has
heretofore rotarded tho progress of
the territory to its destined post
tion as a great and powerful com
The immense property interests
affected demand tho speedy ap
pointment of the towneito commis
sion for the Cherokee Nation. The
appraisement of the town property
is all that is ncessary to open the
way to immediato municipal devel
opment. Each day of delay retards
the onward movement of the bust
ling communities whioh are hold
in leash by tho present uncertainty.
It should be a source of gratifi
cation to every loyal citizen of tbe
territory to note the rapid devel
opment of the towns throughout
the several nations. There Ib no
time or place for jealousy of neigh
boring communities. Tho town
with the greatest resourcos back
ed by the most progressive spirit
will in tho eternal fitness of
things forge to the front of the
The sale of the school bonds,
which will no doubt be voted at
today's election, will placo the
city in possession of very valuable
property ideally located for school
purnoaes. As anticipated praoli
cally no opposition developed to
tbe issuance of the bonds whioh
will place tbe splendid school sys
tem here on a solid and substan
tial basis. Vinita is famed for the
high character of hor schools and
her citizens are ever roady to do
their part in promoting the ef
ficiency of the system.
All men capable of exploitation
look alike to tbe Standard Oil Co.
This tremendous and world-encircling
monopoly, unlike tbe foolish
workmen who stands in the way
of hlB own progress by counten
ancing national and race prejudice
knows no distinction between
Christian, Jew and Pagan, or be
tween yellow and red men. Intent
upon advancing its own interests
and strengthening its bold upon
the oil industry of tbe world, the
Standard Oil Co. -makes allianco
with tbe christian Nobel, tbe Jew
Rothschild and tbe oil monopo
lists of Pagan Japan. Tho white
races of Europe, together with the
yellow ones of Japan and China,
surrender their oil wells to its
manipulations and profit. And
now comes tbe news that the red
men of the Cherokee Indian na
tion are leasing their oil lands to
this pioneer of modern, national
and international monopoly. The
leaiing of the red man's oil lands
is said to have been accomplished
by fraudulent means. Chief Buf
fingtou will appeal to the Interior
Department for the purpose of
having tbe matter righted. He
might as well appeal to Satan to
abolish sin. Tbe oil company
that can force a Rothsobild to his
knees, will yet bring an Indian
chief though he may be a heap
big one to his Bensea, Tbe par
tiality displayed by governments
of all nations to the Standard Oil
Co, will not be abated in the in
terest of "the poor Indian."
New York People.
To fly Friends.
It is with Joy I tell you what Kodol
did for me. I was troubled with my
stomach for several months. Upou
being advised to uso Kodol, I did so,
and word cannut tell tbe Koud it hat
douo me. A neighbor had dyspepsia
so that ho had tried most everything.
I told him to ueo Kodol. Words of
gratltudo have come to mo from him
because I recommended It. George
W. Fry, Viola, Iowa. Hoaltu uod
strength, of mind and body, dopend
on tlio.stomacn, and normal activity
of the digestive organs Kodol, the
great reconstructive tonic, cures all
stomach and bowel trouble!, Indiges
tion. dyi)opia. Kodol digest any
good food you oat. Take a don; after
I meal. A. W. Foreman
3w m jr. i.
But Three Votes Wcro Cast
Against Proposed School
Out of a total of 175 votes cast
at tho special election Monday
but threo woro against tho pro
posed issuance of eobool bonds.
Tbo bonds voted will be issuod
in tho principal sum of 812,000, in
denominations to suit tho pur
ohasor, and will bo known as tho
"Public School Building Bonds of
tho Incorporated Town ol Vinita."
Tbo principal sum of the bonds
is to be paid in twenty years, and
from the dalo of their issuance are
to bear interest according to tho
bid accepted by tho o.uncil. The
bidders will be requested to mako
proposals for four, four nnd a half
and five per cent bonds, profor
enoe to be given to tho offer bear
ing tbe lonost rate of interest.
Tbo city authorities anticipate
no trouble in disposing of tho en
TO PREVENT FRAUD.
Interior Department Will Protect
Heirs of Deceased Allottees.
The last congress passed an act
providing that the heirs of de
ceased Indian allottees might sell
their lands under cortaln condi
tions. To prevent tho operations of
the speculators the department
has jUBt issued a Bet of regulations
providing tho manner in which
these heirs of deceased Indians
may dispose of their holdings.
These regulations provide that the
deed or other instrument of con
veyance must be executed in the
presence of two witneBses, and
must contain full and complete
evidence showing the death record
of the original allottee, and the
title of the heir making the con
veyance. The Indian agent, su
perintendent of school or other
representatives ol tho government
before whom the acknowledgement
is made must testify that tbo con
sideration paid for the land is a
fair price, and that ail conditions
precedcut lo tho transfer have
been complied with. It is also
provided that there must be a per
fect showing that tho considera
tion is in cash, and that there Is
no agreement, written or verbal,
by which tho Indian heir is to re
ceive any machinery, clothing or
other artiole in lieu of the money
consideration for the transfer. It
must also be shown that tho party
receiving the deed and land is not
an agent or representative of any
corporation or association formed
for the purpose of acquiring the
land without competition or at
lees than its fair market value.
Ail heirs of an allottee must join
in one deed or conveyance, and no
deed for an undivided interest
shall be made.
The department has assigned
one of ita trusted inspectors to in
vestigate all deeds, and no con
veyance will be approved by the
secretary of the interior until he
has been fully satisfied that the
Indian heir has received a fair
market price for his holdings.
The per diem pay of tho profes
sional juror la small,buttbe degrad
ing influence of his presence in a
jury box ia incalculable.
Some of tbe Republican politl
clans who in the past held their
breath, when not too strong, in
tho presenoe of Judge Raymond
now call him "Charley." That is
when hie majesty ia miles away.
The resourcea of the Territory
are being closely studied by capi
talists who are seeking profitable
fields for investment, and the ad
vantages offered in the Cherokee
Nation in the pending era of devel
opment should be exploited at
Tbe territory supplies the fed
eral penltentarles with two classes
ofpriaoners. One class in com
posed of those that all efforts can
not keep from breaking Into pri
son, the other, those whom it is
impoaaible to Keep from breaking
A little matter like moving a
meridian of longitude and absorb.
Ing a few thousand aorea of terri
tory domain is a light task for an
Oklahoma correspondent. With
suflioient dope they will reveal
the exact pivot, of the Solar system
out in the short grass country.
In his report on tho sobool sys
tems thi aughout the territory, Col.
Frank Churchill, the special agent
of the government, designated tbe
Vinita eohoola ob being the ideal
schools of the territory. The cltl
ztna of Vinita concur with Mr.
Churchill and are justly proud of
the educational facilities offered
tho youth of tho city. Thero can
be no more valuable Institutions
to a oity, than good schools and
Vinita possesses tho best in the
It you want to eell your propertr
and wunt to sell it quickly Hit it with
tbe Vinita Ueal lfttato Agency
Of tho Northorn District Aro
Now Confined in tho Jail
Heretofore In tho Jail at Musko
gee Wero Brought Hero Tues
day Morning and Lodged
in tho Now Temporary
Forty-lhreo Bhacklod prisoners,
guarded by a force of deputy mar
shals, were brought up from Mus
kogee Tuesday morning to be con
fined in tho jail hero until tho court
disposes of the charges laid agalnBt
Thoso prisoners all belong to
the Northorn districtbut have beon
confined at Muskogee ponding tho
erection of tho temporary jail hore.
On the arrival ol the train, the
prisoners wero marched to the new
jail building on Wilson St., where
they were joined by theforty-tbreo
prisoners confined in tho city bold
over. Tho new arrivals ehowod plain
ly the evidences of their confine
raentintbo "black holo" atMutko
gee and, though numbering among
them many desperate characters,
presented a pitiable appearance.
Tho removal of the prisoners to
tbo jail hero witnesBOs tho last act
in the division of the Northern
Twenty-one of tho forty-three
prisoners aro white men, thirteen
negroeB and nine IndianB, and are
charged with crimeB ranging from
larceny to murder. Their names
are as follows:
Tom Anderson, Eli Archer, Ru.
Armstrong, Jesso Burr, Jim Bru
ner, Harrison Bird, Clydo Bniley,
Austin Cowan, Joo Carson, JameB
Davidson, Frank Ephriam, Frank
Evera, Sam Frye, J, H. Hilder
brand, Tom Hernal, Tom Jones,
William Johnson, S. Kelly, Herse
Lee, Andrew J. W. Lennox, Wm.
Mayfield, J. H, McCantB, Thomas
McAfee, Richard Medland, Chns.
Napier, N. J. Pace, John Pace,
William Phillips, Ed Rodman,
Sam Roach, Tom Rutledge, Addi
son Stewart, Tom Shelton, Isham
Taylor, W. II. Turner, James Toy.
lor, John Taylor (negro), John
Taylor (Indian), Earneat Taylor,
Bill Thurman, Oscar Terry, Chas.
Wolf and Jim Wolf.
n. D. McDonald, Who Was Shot by
Insane Passenger, Doing Well.
M.D. McDonald, tho Katy pump
repairer who was shot by an insane
paesenger on No. 1, Saturday, is
reported aa improving at the hos
pital in Sedalta, and hopes are en
tertained of his recovery.
Tho myBtery Burrounding the
shooting is still unsolved. AH
efforts to establish tbe identity of
tbo man who, alter shooting Mc
Donald, blew his own brains out,
It is supposed that ho is an
Italian, and that the shooting was
Bimply the result of a disordered
Absorption of Chtckasha
Oklahoma a Fake,
Officials of the Interior depart
ment say there ia no truth in a re.
port sent out from Oklahoma City
that a new survey, which it wae
alleged had been approved by tbe
government, placed ChickaBba in
Oklahoma. Mr. Bender, chief of
the Indian lands bureau of the In
terior department, Bald there had
notjjeen a survey of tbe boundary
between tbe two territories since
tho one made about eeven years
ago, He stated that be had no
idea how the teport originated,
thereby Bhowing his Ignorance of
Deputy narahal Frank Jones In
Progress at Muskogee.
The preliminary hearing of Dep
uty Marshal Frank Jones who, in
attempting to arrest Sam Baker at
Checolah Saturday, shot and prob
ably fatally wounded him and ac
cidentally killed Cleo, D. Howard,
a bystander, began at Muskogee
Although tho hearing was to de
termine the responsibility for the
death of Howard, thn examination
was confined to the causes leading
to tke clash between the marshal
Tho hearing will continue today,
when it is thought that Jones will
There are a number of inflated
officials at present resident at the
plo countor who will be in about
aa enviable a position as an aero-
naut with a punctured parascbule
when self government is granted
the people oltho territory.
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Milburn Lovelace Walks Out
of Columbus Penitenti
ary on Forged Order.
WAS CONVICTED HERE
Of the Brutal Murder of a Man
Named Glass at Welch in
1897 and Wat Sentenoed
A sensational escape from Col
umbus penitentiary has been made
by Milburn Lovelace, alias Dick,
eraon, who was serving a lifo sen
tence for tbo brutal murder of a
man named Glass, at Welch, in
Since his incarceration Lovelace
has been an exemplary prisoner,
and has been accorded numerous
privileges by tho prison oilicials.
Monday afternoon while the pris
oners were being marcbod from
dinnor Lovelaco dropped from the
line and entering the ollico of
Superintendent Hammond broke
open a locker and secured a suit of
civilian clothes. Discarding his
prUon for . tho civilian suit, ho
cooly entered the shop where hoes
are manufactured and presented to
the foreman a forged order from a
Columbus firm for some hoes. In
reply to a quoslion from tbe fore
man as to when he waa released,
Lovelace replied in a nonchalant
manner that bo bad been released
several days belore.
After obtaining tbe hoea Love
laoe walked quietly to the gates,
which were openod for him, and
walked out and away without ex
citing the slightest suspicion. His
escape was not discovered for some
time, and when the alarm was
given be had disappeared and all
efforts to locato him havo so far
Tbo trial ol Lovelace here in
April 1897, was marked by a hard
fought legal battle. Tho trial at
traded a great deal of tentlon
and waa closely followed by all
conversant with the story of the
killing of a man named Glass at
Welch. , .
The victim of Lovelaco owned a
small hay business at Welch and
was in bis ofilce when Lovelaoo at
tempted to hold him up, He re
sisted and wbb shot down.
Convincing proof of the guilt of
Lovelaoe wan adduced at his trial
and ho was convioted and senteno
ed ,0 a ilfo term in Columbw. pen
The Badgett-Sanders Store.
We are making the greatest preparations
for fall trade in the history of our store.
Our buyers have just returned from the
eastern markets. The goods purchased
are arriving daily, are being opened up and
placed in the different departments of our
big store, ready for your inspection. When
our purchases are all in we confidently as
sert that there never was a more choice
stock of Dry Goods, Dress Goods, Tailor
made Suits and Wraps, Millinery, Hoisery
and Underwear, Clothing for men and
boys, Furnishings of all kinds, men's and
boys' shoes, hats, gloves, ever shown in
Vinita. Every good market in the United
States has been drawn on in making up our
lines for the fall season of 1902.
We respectfully ask that you visit the Bad-
gett -Sanders Store before Making any of
your purchases for the coming season.
BADGETT-SANDERS MERC. CO.
Book Store !
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This is the place you are looking
for if you have any children to send
to schooi, as I will save you money
if you buy your school books and
school supplies from me, such as
and everything pertaining to school
supplies. I carry
New School Books
in all grades, or
Second-hand books 50c off
Rebotind books - - 25c off
I handle also McGuffey's books in
all grades. If you have old school
books you don't need anymore I will
trade with you for new books.
Be sure and hunt me up, in Ray
of all kinds promptly nnd properly
done At thia ofTicc, Trices always
coiihlstent with innterinl and work
CIIIEFfAlN PUB. CO
The Most Die
Route from citlj
or south, to thd
Health Re si
is via the
this delightful resort furnished!
upon appicatiou to
Passenger TrafJIc Department,
Saint Louis. . M
mi FMM KIDNEY CURE tt
iULg.ll o 6uaran1ed Remedy'
or money refunded. Contain
remedies recoenized bv emi
ncnt physicians as the best lot '
Kidney and Bladder troubles
PRICK SOc nd jf.00.
Fin ley's Barber Shop,
hi. ; '
Wc liae put In an addition-'
al chair and now have four
chain in operation, enabling
US to trlve better wn In.. '
iou uoiri nae to wait.
T. TINLBY, Proprietor.
Gex & MiUer, - "
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable
Special attention to driving Uade.
Wagon ;yard in connection.
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phone No 6. So. Wilson St., Vinita ) A
Dcst Meal in the City 35c
Short Orders a Specinli
Pint Dtof Cil Pitcllll'
There Is scarcely any condition of ill
Health that it not benefited by the occaa-i
tonal use of a R-I-r-A-N-S TabuJe. for '
sale by druggists. The five-cent packet
id cnongu lor au otdlunry occasion The
family bottle, 60 cents, contains a sup.
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