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Vinita, I. T., Sept. II, 1002.
Tim first frost will make those
8-100 panaraas look liko bail
Aflor appraisement Viniin will
establish n development record (or
The present grant! 3ury la oflered
Bplendhl opportunities to purge
tbe norlhorn district of those foun
tain heads of crime the joints.
Tho appointment ol tho town
site commission haB rovlved the
realty market and a number of
Important transfers are on the
There are those who are riding
gaily on tho wave of prosperity
who should keep their weather
eyo npen for tho breakers of ex
The wires are now being laid by
a number of candidates for chief.
When they are charged
publio opinion there are Hal
be some electrocutions.
The noxt map of tho Indian ter
litory will look like a railroad
guide map. As fast as stool can
bo laid the railroads are penetrat
ing every section of this promts,
The Territory joints will keep
you supplied with trouble la case
you have exhausted your appor.
tionraent. New kinds always on
tap, with anj extra brew of the
Several towns notably Clarc
moro and Tahlequab are still pull,
ing hard for tho land office. When
It is Anally located in Vinita, how.
ever they will accept the situation
with becoming grace.
The discontinuance of "open,
ings" by the merchants is a wise
move. There is no reason why
they should be continued, except
precedent, which Ib sometimes a
very good thing to abandon.
In hie charge to tho grand jury
Judge Gill said: "When you hit
tho liquor traflio you hit at all
cilmes." Unless all signs are de.
celvin?, thevo aro some splendid
targets for the grand jury around
The appointment of the town
site commission assures a rapid
development of the towns in the
Oherokeo Nation. As soon as the
commission shows the property
owners "whore they are at" they
will do the rest.
With a woman "uspected" of mur
der at Obanute and another under
arrest in Oklahoma for attempt
ing tbo extermination of an entire
family, it looks as though no field
of man's endeavor is safe from
The Indian vote is destined to
be a potent factor in the politics of
this section for years to come.
The power of tbe ballot will be
strikingly illustrated in tbe respect
which is accorded tbe enfranchised
Indian. Fortunately, Ithe Indian
possesses a good memory, as Bome
vol the politicians will, no doubt,
No man who fears the publish
ing of bis moral and political rec
ord had better accept tbe nomina
tion for Chief. The Cberokees
need a "watch-dog of their treas
ury" for tho next four years, and
they don't want one who can be
led away by tbe smell of a bone.
A good pedigree must be shown.
There are many indications that
unleBB the Oherokeo people assert
themselves prior to tbe nomina
tions for Chief, and force the tribal
politicians in nominating clean
capable and honest men, to that
tbe closing years of tbo Cherokee
government will be black In
scandal and the members of the
tribe many dollars poorer.
Tbe regular fall terra of tbe
federal court was opened Monday.
A ntudy of the docket and the fol
lowing of its proceedings oilers
many valuablo lessons. One of
tbe most valuable ia the exhibi
tion of human wreoks net adrift by
the joint keepers and boot-leggers
who have drifttd into tbe currents
of orline and are being ewopt to
wardd the penitentiary.
It Is said that in tho next elec
tion of a Chief the old tribal parly
lines will be largely abandoned,
and that tbe fight will bs made
vnder tbe standards of democracy
and republicanism. If euoh 1b the
case It is but anticipating the des
tined entrance of the Cherokee in.
to national politics, and an align,
went on tbo principles of the two
great parties would in no way be
A number 6? very pretty boquetB
are being thrown the T" 'ory by
Tbo citizens ol the Cherokee
Nation are In the proper frame of
mind Ibis year to thoroughly en
joy a circus. Last year thoy would
hive been thinking how nice tho
elephants would look hanging up
in their smoke housos.
Tbo mineral resources of the
Chorokeo nation will be proven
soon alter allotment, and lliey
gtve promise of great value.
Whilo mining is a most epoeula
tlve enterprise, yet thoro is overy
Indication that this section is
rich in the baser metnls.
There is every rasou to be
lieve that the Cherokee rolls will'
be finally completed by January
1st. Thu land oflioo will then he
opened for the filing on allotments
and the Cherokee nation will forge
rapidly to tho fore as one of Ure
richest productive factions in the
No preparations have been made
by tbo merchants for participation
in tho trades display parade dur
ing carnival week. It is to be
hoped that Ibis Interesting feature
may not be allowed to fall through.
It offers too good an opportunity
to atlvertlse our commercial im
While tho Territory game law
introduced at the rooect Be slon ol
Congress did not find parage, yet
there is an old statute that will
prevent any raids from put hunters
on Territory game.The authoritUi
intend to enfoice it, and anyone
found shipping game will be vigor,
Next week Vinita will entertain
the entire countryside. As t pre
cautionary measure a closo watoh
should be maintainod on tho joint
keepers to prevent any importing
of liquid disturbance. With tbe
promised attendance of women
and children any drunks should
be handled without gloves.
There is n vast difference be
tween the "records" sought by
politicians and those recognized
by the people. If a politician U
loyal to his party, however rotten
his (reputation, or medloore his
ability, he is accepted and stamped
0. K. by his fellow. manipulator.
The day is at band when the poo
pie will demand the retirement of
those who cannot show at least
some evidences of oharaoter and
Every day finds parlie of borne
seekers and capitalize in Vinita
loosing for a profitable field for in
vestment. They are Invariably
iraprosscd with tbe advantages of
fered here for almoet any legiti
mate business, and many have In
dicated their intention ol perma
nently locating here. It is at thia
very time mat me services ot a
well organized and active oommer
cial club wou'.J be of intimable
value to the oily, in entertaining
these visitors, and acquainting
them with the oonditions existing
Now that the lownslte oomtnis
tion has been appointed, let the
good work go on. There are plenty
of good buildings available here
for that land office, and the an
nouncement of its intended loca
tion here would carry as muoh joy
to tbe Cherokee farmers, et al, as
the eany arrival of the appraisers
will give the town lot owners. It
is only a question of a compara
tively short time before tbe rolls
will be completed, and eaoh day
makes it more manifest that Vin
ita is the only logioal location for
the land office.
A striking contrast to the court
days will be offered next week
when the cohools open. Today
the city is thronged with men, in.
terested either ollicially or through
ties of blood, with those charged
on tbo docket with tvtty conceiv
able crime. Next week the streets
will be crowded with troops of
children, happy in their innooenoa
as they r.mp on their way to the
schools whioh are intended to
prepare them for linee of useful
citizenship. While the majesty
of tbe law is impressive, its power
is largely oorreotive. The relation
of illiteracy to orime shows that in
(ho schools is found one ol the
Every day may be and should
be a day good to the business man
who advertises. There are de
grees in the yield f tbe days as
they como and pass, but eaoh and
overy one of them may be made
profitable. This holds with pecu
liar force as to advertising. Peo
ple have to buy every selling day
in the year. There are seasons
when they buy more than at other
BaaonB, but buying la going on all
of tbe time. The wise inaohant
seeks to get his full share of the
trade, whether It be little or muoh.
lie should know and recall tba
old maxim, "Out of Blgbt, out of
mind," lie must persist in ad
veillslng all or the time if he
would secure tho share which he
properly covets. Printers' Ink.
Being Made in Cloaring
Criminal Dockot in Fed
MANY MINOR CASES
Disposed of SI.ico tho Oponlng of
Court Monday Morning Trial
of Boogy Sandors Tuesday
On Chargo ol Assault to
Kill Resulted in Ac
(Tuesday, Sept. 9 2nd Day.)
A number of criminal casca wore
oleared from the dockot yesterday
aftornoon, and the indications aro
that the criminal term will close
within two weeke.
Tho caso of Mamio Fox.charged
with perjury, was stricken from
the docket, owing to tho death ol
A nolle prosequi was entered in
the following cases:
Mary Fish, charged with per
Wm. Tilley, robbery.
Hums Matney,tresnass on school
Hugh Tittle, Keener Hyatt,
Oioar Roberts, Oliver Scott, burg
lary and larceny.
I.lge Long and Norval Davids,
Kmmett Hood, larceny and re
ceiving Btolen property, two counts.
R. C. Jenkins plead guilty to
introducing whiskey and was al
lowed to stand on plea.
In the case of Oliver Scott, Clar
enoe Alexander and Frank Thomp
son, oharged with larceny, cause
waB stricken, with leave.
Lon Haines wbb given until De
oembsr 1st to pay the balance due
the government for carrying a gun.
Jo1-.! Bray and Evaline Crum
entered a plea of not guilty to a
chargo of adultery, and on motion
of the defendants the case was
transferred to Claremore.
Tho balance due the govern
ment irom Jim Welch on a previ
ous conviction for introducing
whiskey was remitted and tbe
cause stricken from tbe docket.
John Harris, who was convicted
at the last term of court of carry
ing a gun paid up a balance of $58
due tbe government.
J. W. Harrod olead guilty to
introducing and was fined $20 and
costs, and sentenced to 30 days in
ibe Vinita jail.
Jesse Eldridge paid 810 for car
tying a gun.
Tbe trial of 0. S. Skidmoro, one
of the participants in the fight at
Collinsville where a man named
Phillips was killed was transferred
Earl Holt, oharged with killing
Jim Holland at Westville during
an election fight sometime ago,
failed to appear for trial. As bis
trial is docketed for Thursday the
piosecutlng attorney thinks that
his absence ia due to the fact that
he thinks he dote not have to ap
pear until then. Hie bond called
for his appearance today.
The trial of Boogy Sanders, a
chronic negro criminal, on a charge
of assault to kill, was in progresa
when oourt adjourned at noon.
Under the indictment Sanders is
-charged with shooting another
negro, John II. Johnson.
True bills were returned by tbe
grand jury as follows:
Cicero Booth, introducing and
dispensing liquor, seven counts.
0car Terry, Arson.
Dave BirinB, assault to rape.
Osear Terry and John Perry,
assault to rape.
Wm, Buzzard, killing bog to
Virgil Bowlegs, larceny.
James Shelton, Charles Jackson,
violating esc. 20, aot of March 1,
J. A. Hildebrand, introducing
and dispensing liquor, four counts,
Gordie Hutchinson, larceny, eight
(Wednesday Sept. 10, 3rd Day.)
A verdict of not guilty was re
turned by the jury In the trial of
Boogy 8anders,tbe negro criminal,
on the charge of assault to kill an
other neggo, John II. Johnson.
There ere sttl several charges on
the dooket against Sanders which
he will havo to answer, and the
obanoeB are that be will yet be
landed in Leavenworth.
Gordie Hutchinson plead guilty
to eight indictments for larceny,
and will have five years in Leaven
worth in which to correct bis bad
habit of appropriating tbe property
The cases of Lewis Fair and
Jaokson Blunt, charged with in
troducing and dispensing liquor
were continued on motions of the
The following charges were ig
norod by tbe grand jury:
J. G. Ulauson, Arson;
Job. McCrary, slander;
Charles Keys, Jos, Davidson,
George Tannant and Bill Thur
man, larceny and receiving stolen
Charles Napier, introducing anil
Tho trial of James Sholton and
Charles Jackson, charged witli at
tempting to wreok an Iron Moun
tain train sometime ngo was trans
ferred, on motion 01 defendants, to
J. A, Hildebrand plead guilty to
introducing and dispensing on four
counts; sentonco doferrod,
Osuur Terry entered a pleA of
not guilty to charge of arson, and
bis trial was set for Sept. 10.
Oscar Ttrry and John Berry
entered plea of not guilty to charge
of assault to rapo and trial was set
for September 17.
The case of Dave Bevlns, oharged
with assault to rape, was referred
to tho grand jury, J
Virgil Bowlegs plead not guilty
to oharge of Inroeny and trial wob
set for Sept. 17.
Tho trial ol Cloero Booth, charged
under seven Indiotmonts with in
troduoiug aud soiling, was contin
ued. A nolle prosequi was ontored in
the case of Harrison Williams,
charged with introducing and dls
The case of Jesse Burr, charged
with latceny, was transferred to
T. M. Jackson, when arraigned,
entered a plea of not guilty to the
charge of disturbing tbe peace and
carrying a gun.
Tobe Smith plead guilty to tho
charge of robbery and wearing
weapon and was sentenced to GO
days in Vinita jail and fined 50
Tbo trial of Jefl Davis and Dave
Etcbins, charged with inurder,was
transferred to Claremore.
The grand jury returned true
bills against the following:
Louis Bean, liquor, two counts.
Buck Lodman, liquor.
S. Kelly, liquor.
S. Kelley, Ily Landrum, liquor.
John Sapcuoker, liquor, tlnoo
Jesa Johnson, assault to kill.
W. T. Moss, adultery.
W. T. Mose, carnal knowledge
Dave Bivins, assault to rapo,
Windy Smith, Gej. Swearinger,
larceny and rcc. stolen property.
John E. Sweaney, larceny and
receiving Btolen property.
Houston Wagoner, larceny.
Joseph Whirley, larceny.
Thos. McAfee "
Joe Carson "
Rev. VV. P. Whaley, "The Fighting
Parson," Shot Near Durniit,
Details of a fight near Durant,
Saturday night, in which Rev. W.
F. Whaley, a Methodist minister,
was killed, hie son probably fatal
ly injured and another partici
pant shot through the thigh, have
been received. The participants
in the bloody affair were the Rev.
Whaley, his sous Alfred and Ern
est, and J. II. Richardson, J. R.
Whattenburger and J. A. Richard,
The Whaleye and the Richard,
sons have had previous trouble,
and when they met on the read
near Durant Saturday night tbe
All of the parties were heavily
Rev. Whaley fell at the first vol
ley and his son Allred had both of
his arms shattered. J. A. Rich
ardson was shot through the thigh,
Both of the mules' attached to the
Richardson wagon wee killed.
After the ehooting none of the
participants made any attempt to
eeoapo and were later arrested and
looked up in the Durant jail.
Rev. Whaley, the dsoeased, waa
a Methodist preaoher and a very
clever man. Hi gnateet failing
was his ungovernable temper. He
wa9 known luoally as the "fight
Press dispatches state President
Roosevelt led the Seventh United
Cavalry In a "sharp trot" for a
mile and a half over tho battle
field ol Chickamagtia Sunday and
set such a hot paoe that several
troopers were unhorsed. There is
either a liar who deserves killing
or the United States is sadly in
need of oalvalrynien.
Alias Kate McKisiIck la Now In the
MIes Kate MoKissiok is now
leading in the voting oonlest for
Flower Queen, with Miss Louise
Chandler a close seoond.
The vote to date ia as follow:
KATE MoKISSIOK 36
Louise Chandler 90
B I audio Oborn, SB
Janie Hall '20
Fay Trott, JO
Byrd Ironside, 15
Fannie Knlgbt, 1U
Kate Gatewood , 5
Claudia Little 5
Home Visitor Uxcurslon.
Visit tbe old homos In Illinois, In
diana, Ohio and Michigan. Low rate
via the M. K. & T. railroad on Bopt
oui'jor l&tli and 234 and October 2d,
3J, tth aud Stli. bee tho Katy jieul.
Don't miss the many attractions at the Leading Store of
Vinita. The tf AD GETT-S ANDERS STORE is better prepar
ed for supplying the wants of their customers than any
other former time. We have assembled a stock of Dry
Goods, Millinery, Clothing, Hats, Caps, Shoes and Furnish
ings, far superior to any line we have ever shown hereto
fore. You are cordially invited to visit us and inspect the
magnificent stcck we are showing for the fall and winter.
This week we are offering some mighty good things in
our clothing department.
DT Of) 25 suits men's fancy cheviott
4)11 UU suits, good $6 values, this week
per suit for 4.00 per suit.
J?K flO I0 su'ts mcn's ncy worsted,
iDU.UU ytjQ vaiueS( this week at 5.00
$fi fin 20 su'ts mcn's fancy worsted
JJU.UU bright new (styles. They would
not be high at $10. This week you can
buy one for $6.00.
We have a complete stock of HATS, CAPS
Dry Goods Department.
We are doing a big business in this department. We are confident we can save you
money on any purchase you may want to make. Our line of tailor made suits for ladies.
Largest and best in the city. Guaranteed to fit or no sale. Our lines of waists and sepa
rate skirts are second to none. Ask to see them.
we will make it
To the Far NorthuJesi,
Via Burlington Route.
"The IlurlliiRtoii-Northern Pacific Ix
preM," now leaves Kaiuas City at 11:10
i. ni , making direct connections uith
all Hum from the east nml south. Thi is
tbe only through train from Kansas City
through the northwest territory traversed
by the Northern Tacillc railway. Through
coaches, chair cars, standard and tourist
sleepers Dutte, Helena, Spokane, Taco
ina, Seattle, Portland.
The Burl'ngton makes the cheapest
Colorado summer tours ever made, such
as 515.00 round trip during frequent
periods of the summer from Kansas City
to Denver, Colorado Springs and return.
The Burlington's last Denver train
leaves Kansas City at 0:10 p m arrives
at Denver 3:10 p. m. next day. The day
Express leases Kansas City at 10:10 a.m.
10,000 lakes; scores of the coolest anil
beet summer localities in the country:
frequent periods of low excursion tours,
such as 12.20 Kansas City to St. T-ul.
To Eastern Resorts.
Tow rate summer circuit tours to
Michigan, Canada. St. Lawrence region,
Atlantic coast; rail and lake or all rail.
To Chicago The famous "I11" leaves
Kansas City at 0:20 p. in.
To St. Louii Double daily train serv
Describe your trip to out nearest tick
et agent or to the umligncd; and let
ui advise you the least Cost and mail you
h. J. BRICKBR, T. Y. A., 828 Main St.
Kansas City, Mo.
Iv. W. WAKHUJY, G. P. A., St. Iuis.
C. M. UIVY, Geti'l Manager,
St Louis, Mo
The Most Direct
Route froril either north
or south, to the Famous
Health ItL e s ort and
is via the
Descriptive literature coti;criiiuR
this delightful resort furnished
upon appication to
Passenger Traffic Department,
TO VINITA are invited to
very much to your interest to
Finley's Barber Shop.
We bae put In an addition
al chair ami now have four
cluirs in operatiou, enabling
n to uive better service.
You don't have to wait.
T. 1'INLKY, Proprietor.
Dcst Meal in the City 25c
Short Orders a Specialty.
Plrtt Door Cut ot Rstclltl's
Gex & Miller,
Livery, Sale and Feed Stable
Special attention to driving trade.
Wagon yard in connection.
phone No 6. So. Wilson St., Vinita
We Are Not
But we Believe in Signo.
See Woodard for your
signs. Shop north of Fris
That is clear.
Ice always on hand.
Visit the plantjand see it
Vinita Light, Ice and
ire lhe most fatal of all dis
iry? KIDNEY CUflE li a
llULs-l o GuarantBfld neiaedj
or money refunded. Contain
remedies recognized by eml'
nent physicians as the vest tor
Kidney and Bladder troubles
PRICE 60c. ao4 11.00.
$1 HO Wc arc making a clean sweep
I .UU of our negligee shirt stock. We
offer 1.25 and 1.50 negligees at 1.00 each
Cknpq If it is shoes you want you
JlJUCo should sec our stock. More
good values than ever. See our men's
shoes for $1.00, $1.25. $1.50 up to $3.50.
They arc the best values obtainable at'
and Q LOVES ready for your
visit our store. If you have
do it with us.
Sanders Merc. Co" I (
Saving apd Spending.
What you spend for Good Jewelry i really a saving.
always a valuable possession. In this line I lue
Solid Oold Brooches from $5 00 to $25.00
Lndici' Solid Gold set rings, $2.00 to S20.00.
Ocnt's set rings, $.( to $15.
Child's Solid Oold rings, 50c.
Whcujouvtant anything in the jencleryline call and see
what I have, l'lnc and complicated watch repairing a specialty.
MOTTO! Not the Chupt.t but the WIST woik at
5. Wilson 5i.
Bringing Out the FactSc
We want to make it as strong as we know
That we will give youlbetter Lumber
at the same price, or equal grades at
a lower price than elsewhere.
We believe first,
tnat money can ouy, ana men in maKing uiu
t-if!r no ntt no riccikln frtr tliif Ifinrl nf lltm-
ber. And still we defy you to find lower
prices than our.
If you leaye our yard dissatisfied, it's your
own fault, because we do our level best to
please every customer who buys building
material nere even
stocK ana tne lowest prices.
Tf tlmt wnn'l criMsfwnii wiint will? AnV
way, be sure and
any shopping to do ffl
Jeweler ape Optician.
in giving the best lumber
to giving mm inc ucbi
see us before buying; not
Vinita. Indlnri TwrHa.
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