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I). X. MAltRB, Editor and rablliher
II. Lbb Clotwortut,
Vinita. I. T., Oct 9, 1002.
It la the wis homeciker who
locates In Vmlln.
Len t ti mi thriM ninnln uiil
land oIIIom In nun .rd l'i Vml'
Nowb Is news wliHti first told It
ceaaeB to bn news ever afterward
The Clicrukee Nation is n iw out
ol debt, nut) will henoelnrth pay
There I no belter inveatroent
for a town than a system of pubho
b h tola
President It hif-vi'Ii is about lo
earn the o ig-iomnn of inn nick mn
Tha fli-rcB iiunipnimgn ol thp
Tablrquth Ht-rald indicates a bad
case of jaundice.
Ihetulk about thn election of
the next and last prluc pal chief
seems to havo subsided.
T r.l qu.Mi too-iiit i' think Iha'
hor end M the land fli-e deal Is a
glittering "roM brick "
Vinlta boiula will lid (J plenty ol
buyers. Any statement to the
contrary will be investigated.
'I here are many acres of laud in
the Cherokee nation that will soon
feel the touch of the plow fur the
The Oiagea are trailing the pro
cession, and discounting the tradi
tional steam calliope by their
cries for allotment.
Every good citizen must feel
little embarrassment on account ol
our streets. No town can afford lo
neglect lis streets and alleys.
There is a vast amount of figur
ing among Cherokee citizens with
reference to the amount and char
acter of land to be allotted.
If the railroads centering In this
town are wis6 tbey will provide a
commodious depot here before the
rush comos early next year.
It there is anything In a name.
so mo of the waifs who have been
christened by the Dane commis
Bion will devolop into wonders.
Holden, oi the Foil Ulbsou Post,
thn distinguished vegetarian, in
mad rnough about the land office
being located at Vinita to return
to hog diet.
The opportunities which have
been ignored in the past should
not deter the Cherokee citizen
from grappling all wbioh appear
in the future.
Secretary Root in bis annual re
port will advocate the repeal ol
the anti canteen law. He has an
ticipated the result by order. ng a
hatchet. proof armor.
Tho men with the black prairie
land graded so as to give one bun
dred and sixty acres per capita it
abundantly satisfied with the crad
ing of Cherokee landB.
From all accounts the opposl
tion of a few citizens Interested in
property in tbe south part of town
was c potent factor in causing
Vinita to lose tbe union station.
If the Cherokee nation would
supply its legislators with a good
quality of borze, probably nine
water carriers would not be neces.
sary to cool them off in tbe morn
The several nations in the In
dian Territory are now engaging
in a strenuous effort to bring their
affairs to a final adjudication.
"Progression" is tbe word of tbe
The Tahlequah Herald has con
cluded that a canning factory
would be of more benefit to ite
town than a land office. The
Herald is a philosopher to say tbe
The inevitable "Number one"
bill, which keeps a bunch of
.hangers on in pocket money be
tween sessions of council is a good
aUriing point for a general re
trenebment. That froBt which pervaded tbe
conference between tbe president
and tbe representatives of tbe coal
operators, et al, miht have been
caused by a scarcity of anthracite
in the White House cellar.
The Dawes Commission could
have made fully aa intelligent a
grade ol the lands of the Cherokee
Nation sitting in their offices at
Muskogee aa baa been made by
tbe graders Bent mu last year,
Home ol tbe territory papers
have not as yet awalened to the
fact that (tie land office will be
opened here January 1st and are
fltill booming Claremore for the
h,onor. This it i. deil pitiable.
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When the Diorokee is beard
softly humming "When the roll it
made up yonder," bis thoughts
are not taking a spiritual turn, but
are simply wandering Inward the
skyward offices of the Diwes Com
miselon nt Muskogee.
It la said (he fullblood Cherokoea
hav; organized and employed
Judge John It. Thomns ne tholr
attorney for the Durpo-e of enjoin
ing the Dawes Commission from
enrolling white inlpttnarrled citi
zens on Hip final roll of the tribe.
The great nnoes-iny of drainage
for the town ol Vmlia was never
more apparent than nt the present
timo. When we were a oomtnuni
ty of a few hundred we could gtl
along without sewerage but now
tho time haa arrived when It is
Tbe development of tho Indian
Territory will b another move lo
ward the flmnolal emancipation
of the west fnui the east. Tho
rapidly increasing proluotion of
wealth in IIih western states and
territorial prim m a sife degree
of independence in the near (u'ure.
Clnritnom h evidently sofleting
from an enlaig'uient ol the spleen.
The latest grjwl it that Vlnitn ta
scheming to keep tho tuwnsite
commission here indefinitely. The
extuiee oi1 n little reason would
probab!) dptnunetrHte that ViniU'a
interest I cet lertil in speetiy ap
The nen'ira-Mit of the Cherokee
people ii ct)8talizing rapidl in
favor of an independent move
ment louklng lo the election of the
principal chief next maimer The
Downing and National parties no
longer divide the Cherokee voters
on political lines, it is high time
to discard them.
"The white man's burden," is
now being borne by the intermar
ried citizens of the Cherokee na
tion. Some twenty-five hundred
or more of them ore making pil
grimages to Muskogee lo oonvinoe
tbe skeptical Dawes Commission
thai they have continued to bo
good eince enrollment in 1900.
Those "mixed echnls"in Dlaine
county ate a warning to the Indian
Territory to avoid entering into
any alliance of interests with Ok
lahoma except as a unit. There
is enough decent mannood in the
Territory to block any euah scheme
if there is no piecemeal additions
which will allow gerrymandering.
Senator Gid Morgan, of Tahle
quah, la ol the opinion that no
man in nny why connected with
the greatfrefcd:natiteftl should Je
elected chiel a ii emiilng eleolh.h
next summer. This idea of Mor
gan's would, il adopted, exclude
about thirty leading Cberokees
from holding the bfgnest oilice in
the gift of the Cherokee people.
The indictment a-id prosecution
oi a ring of boolUra in St. LouiB,
members of the house of delegate!,
who banded themselves together
lor the purpose of levying black
mail is a step in the right direc
tion. These men are the duly
elected representative of the peo
pie, and were selected by ballot to
attend to the public business of
Now that the ooal operators
have practically completed their
game, the strike in the authraoite
region will no doubt find a speedy
end. This winter tho generil
publio will pay millions of dollars
in advanced prices, and the omni
potent occupant of the White
House will write "How I did It,"
tho third of the My Almighti
When the criminal baaipj up
against bis inevitable finish he
usually whimpers a Hiring of re
grete. There is no more cowardly
class on earth thanthe orlmlnalele
ment. So-culled "bad men" have
about tbe samo moral and phys
ical courago aa a coyote. When
cornered tbey will fight: at other
times tbey prey only on the de
The coming seesi.m of the Cher
okee National oounell will be a
good time for general retrench
ment. There are n large number
of offices that ought to he abolished
and hangers on drawing per diem
every session of the couuoil. The
representation ought lobe reduced
one half, Ooe senator and half
the number of councillors will be
amble representation for the dig
One of the greatest crimes any
one can commit is to rob a olilld
of Its school days. Don't keep a
boy at home lo work a week or
two, or a month, after echool be
gins and Ibue greatly discourage
and bandioap him when he doea
begin. If there la anything in
tbe world a man can afford lo
mako a sacrifice for it is ibe educa
tion ol bis children. They don't
need your money. A boy is bet
ter off to earn hie monoy, but what
he needs is good schooling and
training and there is but one time
lo grt it while he is young I
Gainesville Signal. '
Tho session oi tho National
oouncil whioh convenes noxt
month will be an important one.
Ten years ago yesterday the
DailonB raided Coffeyville and
wero wiped oil the faco of tbe
Ardmoro wants n land office.
Sidney Suggs, et at, should ask
Holdi-n, uf Fort Gibson, how to
From present indications il is
believed thero will be a consider
able surplus uf land after allot
ment. Thia land is, of course, the
proporty of the Cherokee citizens
and will in duo time be allotted to
i i mi
The Chieftain has had difficulty
of lalo in printing enough papers
to supply the demand. The peo
ple who desire to keep .posted
know whoro to look for matters
pertaining to tho Ohorokee nation
nud tho Indian territory,
They say that one Cherokee pol-
ltioian who was in tbe Wagoner
wreck, ne hie past life swept before
iilm in those few fear-inspiring
moments, ehoved his pocketbook
umhr the seat through fear that he
might pick 11b own pockets.
If the Commercial club would
go out on some of the roads leading
them into Vinita, and view the
struggling through the raudholes
In their efforts to reach (own with
loads ol grain, something would
be done to place the roads in bet
Thirty-eight cent corn la causing
the farmer to get a hustle on him
self, and the way corn la beginning
to come In indicates aomelhing of
thn oi eh that will be put into cir
culation from its Bale. A few
weeks of dry sunny weather and
thousands of bushels will be
gathered and marketed.
It is said ex Chief Sam Mayes
would like to have the nomination
for principal ohief again. It cer
tainly requires monumental cheek
and effrontery on the part of Mr.
Mayes to again ask tho Cherokee
people lo thus honor him. The
McConnell report of the 8120,000
steal would be thrust under his
nose at every precinct.
The announcement of the open
ing of the land office January 1st
indicated that the Dawes Com
mission expected the tribal rolls
to be finally completed by that
date. That such will be tbe case
there is practically no doubt. For
sometime the commission have
been sending in large numbers of
narnat to the department and
about th only work yet to be com
pleted is in connection with the
names of deceased Cherokeos and
intermarried whites. This work
is fully expected to be completed
in ample time to allow the land
oftioe to be opened at the date set.
The opening of tbe land office will
be tbe formal beginning of the
ORDER OUT OF CHAOS.
The work of the Dawes Commis
sion, long drawn-out and stupen
dously unwieldy is gradually
drawing to a close. Two years
hence will probably see it die
banded and the Indian offices
olosed in tho Indian territory. For
nine years this commission has
been at work unraveling the tan
gled ekein of tribal affairs in tbe
Indian Territory. Abused for Its
tardiness and praised for tbe faint
est sign of life and activity, it has
drawn Irom tbe shapeless mass of
complexity that which now begina
to take tbe shape of order and the
oonoeplionof a well defined plan
from the first, Tbe business of
tbe five tribes had run along at
looae ends for a century from
long before the migration to the
western wilds. Chaotic condition
reigned, and the government was
powerless under the treaties to
remedy the growing problem un
til in sheer desperation oongrtss
actually ignored tbe treaties and
took the bull by the home and set
to work about a settlement, There
have been many misgivings and
doubts as to ultimato outcome.
Congress baa time and again ex.
pressed impatienoe and threatened
to abolish the Dawes Commission.
The commission and its work has
become a synonym for slow move,
ment, and the Interior depart
ment bos urged the work forward,
and tbe working force has been
augmented from year to yeir un
til at the present time there is an
army of employees at work in the
different departments, As tbe
image oan be discerned In the
blook of marblo uutouohed by the
chisel in the mind of tbe aoulptor,'
so has the mind of tbe commission
seen the end from the beginning
and is gradually bringing order
out of chaos. When the work is
finished it will go down as one of
the great achievements of Ameri
oan history. It la but one of the
great forces of twentieth century
civilization hammering with re
lentloss and unabatlng energy at
whatever stands in i.s way.
Urunn Qratluoiicr will buy your
Kccond baud stoves and furniture.
Loft Tracks and Collided
With FrolehtNoar Wagonor
Of the Pasaongors and Crow from
Death, Express Car Impaled
on Broken Hall and En
gino Demolithod. No
Ono Seriously In
jured. Yhllo running at a high erieed
near Wagoner Monday afternoon
the north bound Knty flyer left
the traoks, and the heavy engine,
with the postal, baggago nnd ex
press cars swirling and tumbling
behind It, plowed its way through
ditches and side traoks nnd collid.
ed with a freight engine on a aid
ine seventy five yards awav. The
ponderous raaohino after tearing
away tne punt oi me ireigbt pn
gine tumbled over n complete
Piled behind it in a tnas of
twisted iron aud splintered tim
bers were the cars, from whioh
tho crews had made n mlraoulous
escape. Except n few slight cute
from broken glass, nnd numerous
bruises, nil the passengers and
crew escaped without injury,
The accilont orourred about ono
fourth of a mile south of Wagoner.
Just ns Engineer Hotchklss grip
oed his throttle to chook the speed
of the flying engine, it slruok n
switch and leaping clear of the
trackB rushed toward a siding oc
cupied by a freight train. With
the great machine reeling as it
leaped a ditch and with the cries
of tho terrified passengers rising
abovo the din of (he crashing lira
hers, Ilotcbklss with splendid
nerve clung to the throttle and
set the brakes.
A moment later it crashed into
the freight and careening from tho
impact toppled over. Ualh Hotch
kiss and his fireman escaped with
slight injuries. Scattered behind
tho wreck 3d engine wero tbe pos
tal, baggage and express cars
which had been lorn from their
trucks Projecting throug'i the
roof of the express car was a sec
tion of a broken rail, which bad
torn through the bottom of tbe
car just as the crew jumped
In the passenger coaches pauio
reigned. The cries of women and
the craehing of glass as men hurl
ed U)i-mlve throuh ta slu
dowe in desperate oflorls lo escape
carried terror to the stoutest
hearts. The unokir.g car was the
scene of the grea'est excitement.
As a cloud of steam from the
broken pipes of the engine on.
veloped the car, there wis a mad
rusb for the windows and a orowd
of men were soon struggling to es
cape. A number were badly
bruised and cut, yet all escaped
without serious injuries.
It was one of the most speota
cular wrecks which ever occurred
on the road and bow it failed to
result in a long list of fatalities is
Among the Vinitans on the
train were: Mrs. Weir, Chief Buf
fington, Dr. T. T. Wimer, Rsn
Couch, John Parks, Ah Roach and
Hoolie Bell. Dr. Wlraer was the
only one of the these injured sus
taining a badly wrenched leg.
A new train was made up at
Wagoner which arrived bore
shortly after midnight.
It is said the Cherokee council
will look Into the matter bud try
to find out who represented the
Natioon in the collection of the
four million dollars due from the
government. Halseii and Turner
were duly empowered lo collect it
but Robert L Owen and Dave
MuBkral seem to have usurped tbe
ATTEMPTED HOLD UP
Supposed Outlaws Fired Into a Rock
Island Train Near Chick
A bungling attempt at a hold up
of the west bound passenger train
on the Rock Island was made near
Chickasha late Monday night. The
train had just entered the cut
whore Ihe "Jennings gang" made
a successful hold up in 1805, when
a volley of rifle shots was fired in
to tho passenger ooaches.
No one was hit by the missiles
and the engineer increasing tho
speed of the train soon bad it out
of danger. It Is (bought (hat the
gang arrived on the scene of the
hold up, too late to set their sig
nals. At the Traps.
Tho local team of trap-shooUrs
which will mix smoke with the Sen
eca team at that city Saturday wsit
out for practice at South park Tue
day afternoon. The "blue rooks"
wero pulverized In championship
form, Leo, Uldnnhouruud Webb mak
ing straight ten blrJ kills. Tho learn
coniltts of, Chief Ilnningtoa, Marlon
Maddox, E. A. Leo, Sam Itldcnhour,
S T. Motley and Clmrley Wohb.
The Indian Chieftain
Solicits your Printing, guaranteeing
Job Department Complete.
Promptness our flotto.
KATY TO BUILD
Separate Depot As Result of
Failure to Reach Agree
ment on Union Sta
tion. WILL BE ERECTED
Opposite tho Cobb Hotel and is to
Cost 85,000 General Disap-
polntment at the Decision
Prospects nf Clash
With City Author!.
All hope that Vinita would be
given a union station has practic
ally been dissipated by a notice
issued by vice President Allen to
he effect that the M. K. & T.
would erect a separate station.
The notice states that tbe auo
ceesor of the present shack will
oust approximately 85,000, whioh
indicates that a frame structure is
Mr. Allen has intimated that the
uew building will be erected oppo
site tbe Cobb hotel, which loca
tion is within the fire limits and
il is very doubtful if the city au
thorities will consent lo the erec
tion of a frame building,
Mayor Parker called upon Mr.
Allen about ten days ago and was
informed by him that the supeiln
tendent and other Kaly officials
who had visited Vinita had left
tli ro with tho impression, given
oU' by certain cltitens, that Vinita
was not in favor ol a joint station.
Mr Parker denied that this was
iiun, and Informed Mr. Allen that
ihe company could not justify its
failure to go in on a joint station
on any such grcunds, aa he wbb
prepared to demonstrate,
Mr. Hammond, assistant general
manager of (he road, was called in
and admitted that the company
bad about concluded to construct
a fiame depot opposite the Cobb
hotel, aud the controlling reasons
for not going into joint station
wero (he danger Irom blocking
crossings and the increased cobI
which It would require. However,
at the solicitation of Mr, Parker,
he promised to hold another con
ference with the Frisco officials to
reconsider (he quoslion,
Apparently, nothing resulted
from this latter conferrenoe, and
tho question now is whether the
railroad company, on account of
tho town's pressing necessities.
will be permitted to construct a
85,000 frame building at Vlnitn,
within the fire limits, while they
are preparing to orect a 810,000
ono of brick and stone at South
THUS DID HE WIK.
In Up-to-llate llomniirc ir tlir root-
ball Field Tim I Conic Out
Thl is a tale, touched tor by more
than one person, although tor ob
rioua reasons the names of the hero,
the heroine and the grim and hard
headed, rich old papa liaro been nccci
mriljr left out, says the Philadelphia.
Ktcnlnrr Telegraph. A certain promt
sent member of a Frankfort athletic
tsjociatlon, along with other young
men of tho town, was enamored of
tho lotely daughter of ono of Frank
ford's wealth "builncss men.
Now, this young man Is not par
ticularly burdened with this world's
goods, and among the other aultora
were men of considerably more
wealth. Yet the joung woman, with
the pervendty of her sex, favored
him more than the rest. Perhaps it
was his winning venys or his manly,
athletic proportions. At any rate, she
pave him to understand that, ao far
a she was concerned, riches would
not stand in the way of thair union.
Now, the parent is an enthusiast of
the game. Ho knew tho young man,
was aware that he, was a football
player of no mean stripe, ond when
he asked for hU daughter's hand, in
timating delicately that It was for
lovo alone he sought her, tho old
gentleman listened patiently to his
story. Then, much to tho suitor's
surprise, ho answered lilm thus; "do
and score a couple of goals for our
team; then come and seu me again."
Highly elated, tho young player
bided his time. At last came tho
golden opportunity. One Saturday
afternoon several weeks ago his team
was up against a powerful rival.
Cocsplcuous among his fellow play
ers was the young man. He was a
tower of strength to Ids tenm, and
before tbe gume was over, la a blaze,
of glor), amid tbe plaudits of his
friends, who were littlo aware of tho
stake for which he was really play
ing, he skirted the ends for two
touchdowns, kleklng n goal. Ho could
hardly wait to dolt his uniform be
fore he was nt the homo of his do
sired one, Kuocoodlng In gaining nn
Interview without delay, he right
speedily did make tho father ac
quainted with thn result of the game,
not forgetting to remind him of his
"Ad now." Mid tho father, "tell
me In what respect you differ from
your rivals in seeking my daughter's
"That is easily explained," sold the
football plajer, without a moment's
hesitation. "They loved for gold
while I goaled for lore."
So pleased was the magnato with
the young man's ready answer ond
his earnostnoss that he goio his con
sent then and there. Thus did the
football player, by his wit nnd good
playing, win his bride mid Incidentally
a fortune of about IJO.000 or so.
All kinds of
Send in your orders.
Prices the lowest for good
work and material.
REPORT ON SITE
For the New Jail to Be Made
By Special Agent of
Object to the Sewer Proposed in
Connection With tbe Loca
tion First Selected A De
cision Will Probably
lie Reached With
in Few Weeks.
Special Agent It J.W.Diewster ol
tho Department ol Justice was here
yesterday hires igating tbe oppo
sition which has been encountered
in connection with tbe propoeeJ
erection of tiie nn federal jail on
tbe McClelland property.
Property owners have entered
their ohjso'iona to the proposed
sewer traversing their land, and
others to tbepollution of the waters
of Bull creek, Oce Trott, one of
the largest property owners af
fected, however, has given permis
sion to build the sewer across bis
Tho elrougesl opposition has
come from L. II. Hell, who objects
to the jail being drained into Bull
'lhrough the lllnesB of his wif
Mr, LaDow, who first investigated
the conditions here, was prevented
from coming to report on the pres
ent opposition and Mr, Brewster
will take up bis work. Owing to
the absence of number oi Ibe court
and jail officials, who are at Tah
lequah, Mr. Brewster will post,
pone any action until their return,
Mr, Brewster left for Ardmore
yesterday, but expects to return
within ten days, when tha matter
will be taken up.
It is thought that an amicable
adjustment oan he reached, and
that Ibe erection of the building
will commence in tho near future.
Hpont Moro than 91,009.
W. W. Ilaker of I'Jalnvlow, Neb ,
writes: "My wife sullercd from luni:
troublo for llftccn years. She tried a
number of doctors and spent over
11,000 without roller. Sbo becamo
very low and lost nil hope. A frlond
recommended Foley's Honey and Tar
and thanks to this great remedy, it
saved her life. Hta cujoys better
health Mian sho hoi known In ten
years." Itefusc substitutes. Sold by
I'eoploVdrug store ' dw
"DAILY & SUXOATS TOO?
B&twtfli FRuciparnms r
IrTdlan Territory, Oklahoma
PlLiMAN QUrrcT 8lCCPtft6j
si tin arituiMr ruin Afra
friW nbVbm Miu vnnin wnnw.
UN ALLTHHOUUtt I MAI no.
or FASTYTIME takc'
&CST AND QU vitCST SERVICE.
As handsome a buncli
as there are in this countrJ
Not one of the herd hi
died this summer.
John L Hawkii
New and second
Repairing all kir
Pictures framed witl
If j-ou want to sell or
BocoruWmucl furnituro soo
Finley's Barber Shoj
We hae put In an add
al chair and now mi
rtuifra In nnirfitlnn n
tlA tft rlv. fMitlpr Mvlri. I
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T. FINWY, Troprleto