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I. M. "AMIS. Editor and Publisher
H . Lkr CiyrwoRTnT,
Vinita, I. T., Oct 23, 1002.
ALWAYS AT THE FRONT.
For twenty years the Weekly
Chinftain has led nil the news
pnpnrs In the Indian territory in
point nf general excellence and
especially in Riving reliable in
formation with reference to the
Oherokeo country. The Clilellaln
wai tho firet newapspor in the In
dian territory to advocate allot,
ment of lands and individual title
In the great and stirring ovens ol
the past it has been to the 'ore in
urging the changes that have come
as tho inevitable result of the
trend of evenlB n! the march of
oivUuaMon westward. The Chief
tain has stood for the best brand
of morality, and the clean, boneBl
nlt-inistralion of public affairs
In the greit era of transition into
which this country is now passing
th Chteltain still ocounles its
plaeeatthe head of the proceseion.
Iti the constantly widening Geld
of Indian territory journalism it
wlllbe found in its old place at the
hsad of the proceseion. II Vinita
ever makes a large town, the
world will know it Irom the col
uruns of this paper. II it should
grtw in'.o a city, then the Chief
tain will be its leading metropoli
tan oraole. It is a great thing to
live in this great country at so op
portune a tlmo as the present. It
is a great privilege to witness the
growth of n state from a wilder
ness in this busy bustling age.
The eunsuine of prosperity ie
not found in the shadow of a cor
rupt tribal government.
The smile ou the face of the
Cherokee- farmer these days, is ol
the "expansionist" order.
Now that President ItooeeveH'a
knee has healed up the country
may breathe a sigh of relief.
Vinita is the heart of a great
country; the roads are the arteries
and a clogged artery effectually
Thero are numerous Cherokee
citizens who do not consider a gov
ernment guardianship of their
personal estates at all necessary.
South McAlester has placed her
stamp of approval on municipal
ownership of publio utilities by
voting nlmost unanimously for clly
In the pending strugglo for com
meraial supremacy among the ter
ritory towns, Vinita occupies a
slragetlc position which will give
her an immenso advantage.
The neighboring towns are mak
ing a, strong effort to divert trade
from Vinita. Their greatest allies
are poor roads, which is attested
by their partial success during the
In anticipation of coming events
a number of Territory politicians
are putting in their time making
fences. When the people get
through with thorp they will look
like strings of knot boles.
It is now becoming a question
whether the price of corn will not
remain as high, or go even higher,
than at present. The demand Irom
Texas and other Southern points
i eems to be inexhaustible.
There is not a section of the In
dian Territory that does not ofler
spleudid inducements to the in
veeton Its resources are match
lew, and they will bring great
wealth to those who develop them.
The water courses which trav
eiw the Territory ofler the power
for a score of great manufacturing
cities. As thiB section is devel
oped and populated their great
value will soon become manifest
A large percentage of the people
coming into the Territory at pres
ent represent the most desiiable
gIbbbcb, There is a noticable ab.
sence ol grafters and crooks wbo
usually flock into a new country.
The trouble with "sentiment"
is that it is not negotiable. An
approved deed to 80 acres ol
tillable laud makes all the sent!
mem suppoeed to be hovering
a'ouiid the capitol at Tahlequab
look like a oancnlml postal card.
With a little etlort the assist
anco of (he farmers wbo reeide
along the roads leading intn Vlni'e
cou)d be enlisted in placing them
In condition for the approaching
wet season. A little work now
will pay big dividends tbia winter.
ATdmoroTiaTannounced her In
tention of stepping right out on
The memories of the coal strike
Till now be turned over to the
politicians for their customary dis
tortion, When they get through
with pointing out how it happened
and through what chnnnels it was
settled brain-fag will be a national
There are a number ol manufao
turlng enterprises which would
pay In Vlnlla, and which would
materially benefit the town. Sur
rounded by a good fruit and vege
table country, a canning faotory
would soon demonstrate the value
of that particular industry.
The national council will moot
In regular session on the third day
of November, two weeks from next
Monday, It is said that tho prin
cipal chief will, in his annual mes
sage, recommend a supplemental
treaty providing for the disposi
tion of surplus land and tribal
The republican prees haB dis
covered that those wbo have mil
lion, invested in the coal fields,
and the thousands of miners wbo
were contending for certain re
forms and the recognition of their
organization wore not parties to the
strike settlement, but that Theo
dore Roosevelt alone deserves the
The exploitation of the South
west by the railroad companies,
.through the medium of a central
bureau, promises to be a most po
tent factor in the development ol
this section, With adequate ex
ploitation, a rapid development of
the agricultural and mineral re
sources of the Territory is aeaurod,
Any one of the wagon roads lead
ing into Vinita, if placed In proper
repair, would bo of more benefit to
the town than to have the contlgu
ous territory gridironed with rail
roads which entered tbe town. A
wagon road is a business concen
tralor; the feeders of the big lines
of railroads are distributors.
The Choclaws are threatonod
with three tribal governments.
Their finish needs no commont.
King Corn and Queen Cotton
oontinus tholr benificent reign in
the Indian Territory, and their
subjects are supremely happy.
The democraoy of the Indian
Territory is a perpetual nightmare
to the republican ring in Okla
homo. The worst is yet to come.
Tho Indian Territory is an inde
pendent nation within itself, pro
ducing as it does almost evory
commodity dedicated to tho use of
When the national council con
venes, an inspector of thirsts
should be appointed to seo if
those nino water carriers aro
Vinita is making a strong fight
for good country roads leading in
to that (own. The towns that en
courage good roads r.ro the ones
that have a big retail t rado. Mus
WILL BE CLOSE,
Result of Ponding Election
in Oklahoma Very Much
The Great Question on Which the
Fight Is Being Mode. With
tho Election but Two
Weeks Away Esch
Vinita is the natural distribut
ing point of a rich territory, and
as the agricultutal and other re
sources are developed this city
will soon become an important
jobbing point. There is no town
in tbe Territory which occupies a
more favorable location for com
mercial enterprise than tbe Queen
A great many people are asking
if it is safe to lease Cherokee allot
ments at the present lime. Our
answer is unqualifiedly that they
cannot do so legally. Ab soon as
a Cherokee files on bis allotment
he haB the privilege of leasing it
for five yean for agricultural pur
poses. A lease made before filing
would be of no validity in the
A (rand jury is industriously
attempting to brighten the mu
nicipal morals of Sr.pulpa and is
receiving valuable as elstanco from
Wra. M. Melletto, who they say is
a regular cake of Sap olio.
The Osages are expected to fall
in behind the proceeeion on No
vember 3rd, when a big pow wow
will be held to discuim the advisa
bility of asking tbe federal govern
ment to have their lands alloted.
The prospective set tier wbo is
bogged enroute to the land he is
contemplating leasing, or has a
few of his ribs jarred oat of align
ment, is apt to be figuring out be
tween jolts the priuo of return
transportation to the place from
whence he came.
Tbe development nf tbe townB
in the Territory will keep apace
of tbe developments nf the natural
resources of their con liguous terri
tory. The town whir oh is not as
elating in tbe populrv uigof the ag
ricultural sections a i jacent to it is
inviting commercial- disaster.
The sale at Muakc gee today of
the field equipmintf of tho Dawes
Commission wV.nees es the closing
of another chapter it 1 the final ad
judication of tbe affa ire of the Five
Civilized Tribes. 'Tbe laborious
and trying duties r ,f the commis
sion are each day being simplified
and tho end is air eady in eight.
One of the tblngi the council
ought to do when it convenes in
regular seBsion .next month is to
determine who has authority to
employ council to represent tbe
nation at Washington tbe coun
cil or Dave Musicrat and Bob
Owen. A long-suffering Cherokee
public are anxiously waiting for
tbe determination of this impor
"Be instant in season," This
is a good text for the advertiser.
Find out, know, what the people
want and give it to Ibem. Let
them know wbat you have in stock.
Anticipate, if possible, wbat is
likoly to be popular. Seek to be
tbe firrt to let the publio know it
is in s.ock. Those wbo wait until
others have had their say are like
ly to get only the few straws that
are left by tbe blades of tbe bar
veaters. Printers' Ink.
Whatever may be said of tbe
management ol the tribal affairs
of tbe Cherokee nation, it should
go down in history that there
never existed in all tbe annals of
the world a more generous and
hospitable peoplo. Any race un
der the sun might well be proud
(I such a record. Hundreds of tbe
leading families of Cberokees of a
generation ago could dispense
hospitality with a lavish abandon
that would put a prince to shame.
Those were great days and their
memory ia as sweet as tbe scent
of a new blown rose.
Tbe Delaware case will come up
for hearing in the United States
Court of Claims sometime during
the present month, Tbe suit is
for 157,000 acres of land and thr ,
Cherokee nation ia defendant. Tb e
Delawarea claim that all the o ,i.
ginal registered Delawarea II-' jDg
and dead are entitled to hold 100
acres regardless of grade. jj jue
Cberokeea win tbe suit thje ving
registered Delawares -ill onjy
shire ab Cberokees by blood and
take their land according to g;rade
andon the other bsjjd If ibo Del
awarea are euccesa'ui the 157..600
acres will bo set aside for th em,
The case will not reach the
supreme court before nextyoar,
Tine coffee ard, tea a epoctilfcjr at
This fine "fall " weather is
most beautiful o f all the year. And
the word "fall" is to be admired
more than autu mn. which is both
ugly and awkward. The poet said
that "In sprlc.g tbo young man's
fancy gently turna to soft boiled
eggs," It is e'nort and muddy, but
the fall is rr any weeks of splendid
weather. If you are not satisfied
with tbe glorious treat ol fields
and woor'.e, the pumpkin in the
cornueld , and the lark in the
meadow , the Beu Davis and the
Blac& "'wig and many sweet eights
and Bounds seen and heard on
every hide, then you ought to take
a turn in the holdover.
With tho olectlon In Oklahoma
but two woeks away, both party's
leaders acknowledge that the ro
suit Is in doubt, though openly
they claim victory.
Statehood is the only important
Ibbuo, and upon this tho two lead
ing parties dlfler. The democrats
in their platform declared for Im
mediate single statehood, tho
bringing in of Oklahoma and In
dian territory at tbe same time as
a single state, which the republi
can b declare an impossibility, ow
ing to the unsettled conditions of
Indian territory. Waiting for In
dian territory to get ready would
mean delay, and delay would pre
vent immediate single statehood.
Tbe republicans declare for im
mediate statehood as defined in
the Flynn bill, which neks for im
mediate statehood for Oklahoma,
and the giving of irrevocable con
sent for the admission of Indian
territory to statehood with Okla
homa, whenever Indian territory
shall be qualified to make tbe
change. The democrats have op
posed this plan by charging that
its purpose Is to defeat singlo
statehood, as the people of Indian
territory would resist all attempts
to force a union witb Oklahoma
alter the latter had gained the ad
vantage of an earlier statehood or
ganization and secured control of
the state machinery.
Should a full vote be polled in
Btrictly party lines, the democrats
should win with a majority of
from 3,500 to 5,000. The republi
cans ore honing that a full vole
will not be polled, and that heir
statehood arguments will win
enough democratic votes to over
come whatever democratic ma
jority there may be.
During the last week of the cam
paign the democratic managers
will send their ablest spellbinders
to the southwestern counties to
bring out tbe democratic voters.
They will be followed as closely
as possible by republican speakers.
Both Cross and MclNuire have
gone through the campaign in
fairly good condition. Cross phy
sically shows the wear and tear
much more than McGulre. The
latter's throat has been distress
ing him in tbe last week. While
republican chances of success show
marked improvement over six
weeks ago, yet the situation is ex
pressed in the words of speakers
on noth sides who say privately,
"I wouldn't bet a cent either
Will Bo Issued Regulating
Salo of Allotments of Do
ceased Indians in tho
Tho recent ordci of tho Secre
tary of the Interior rotative to the
sale of Allotments of decoased In
dians will probably not be applied
to tho Indian Territory. A. L
Ayleeworth,seorotary of tho DawoB
commission, who is thoroughly
conversant with all rulings of tho
department, has given this as his
Mr. Aylesworlh Bays that the
department asked the commission
for poiuo data and recoramenda
lions on tills matter, and that it is
now receiving the attention of the
commission, and he is of tho opin
ion that the secretary will not
make a ruling until he receives
tbe report of tho commission. This
is under tbo theory that Indian
Territory lands como under epocial
act, as has been held in most cases.
Was the Reception Tendered Rev,
and Mrs. Dray at Home of Air. and
Airs. L. P. Parker Last Night.
BONDS ARE SOLD
John Nuveon & Co., Chicago
Bankers, Take tho Issue
The 812,000 issue of school bonds
rocontly voted was purchased last
Monday by John Nuveen & Co , a
firm of Chicago banks.
This bid was tbo only one re
ceived and offered par value, bonds
to boar 5 por cent interest The fact
that 86,000 had already boon bor
rowed from tbe banks, and the
condition of the money market,
Influenced the council in accepting
The concensus of opinion among
financial men is that the purcbas
era have made a very good invest
The following accounts were al
lowed by tbe council: Chieftain
Publishing Co., ,8103 50; Terry
Lumber Co., 80 33; P. U. Brown,
ing & Co., 83.10; Street Commis
MRS. SMITH'S CARD PLATE.
Iot Tlmt ImAr Exercised Hei '"
nullr toTarn Her Common Xante
to Some Account.
i There is only
ONE ROUND OAK....-
Ono of tbe largest and most do
lightful receptions ovor glvon in
Vinita took place last evening at
tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Piu.er. The reception was given
by the ladles of tbe Methodist
church and other friends In honor
of Rev. John L. Bray and wife and
waB one ol tbe most successful
social functions of tho season.
Tho beautiful rooms abovo and
below weie made fragrant and ar
tistic by a profusion of cut flowers
while the social flow of conversa
tion was happily intersperced with
vocal and instrumental music. De
lightful refreshments were served.
About ono hundred and Beventy
five gueBts were present including
the pastors ol every church in
town witb representative members
ot their respective congregations.
Tbe reception was but a mark
of tbe high oflection and esteem
in which the people in Vinita hold
Mr. Bray and wife.
METHODISTS IN SESSION.
ss-a ZMr-r -- ---, SZr 'f - Wffl8faim
We Sell It.
Large Attendance at the Indian All
slon Conference at Aluakogce.
When the business men of any
town support their papers aa they
do in Vinita, the papem canafiord
to come to the city's rescue when
making a fight to enhance the
town's welfare. Tbe Chieftain
and Leader, are well sup ported by
tbe publio, and especially by tbe
business men of Vinita, and tbeBe
two wideawake papem made a gal
lant fight to secure tbo land office
in Vinita, and wbat la to their
credit, they landed the prize.
When business men -of any town,
think when advertising In their
local paper, that th ty are doing
the editor an honor, vrill not add
to tbeir business or to tho town's.
SCRAP IS OVER.
ncCurtnln Recognized As Governor
by the Interior Department.
The opening session of the In
dian Miesion Conferenco of tho
M. E. Church, south, was held In
the Methodist church at Muskogee
A large number of ministers and
delegates were in attendance last
night when tile opening sermon
was delivered by Rev. Tbreadglll
of tbe North Texas conference.
This afternoon there will be a
reception at Spaulding Institute
and tomorrow afternoon the con
ference of the Ladies' Home Mis
sion Society will convene.
The appointments of pasters
will not be announced until Mon-day.-
Albs arace Verity Has An UxcUIng
Experience Willi a Uurglar.
Ono result of the coil strike is
that j. market has bee n "made"
for the soft and semi inthracite
coal oif tbe Southwest. In com
mentine on this beneficiul feature
the Kuneaa City Times boi, edi
ferial!;?: The large market for
the coal of the West and Soath
west is Bi-.re to be a powerful fuc.'or
in tbeir jdustrial progress of thle
section , The great coal beds of
Arkar ,BaB,KansaB, the Indian Ter
rltor y and Missouri will be rapidly
der eloped and new railroads will
be huilt to reach them. The in
w jased production of cheaper fuel
ill etlmulato factories in such
' cenlera aa Kan8aa City. Already
the benefichil influences of tbe
strike have begun to be felt even
more potently than ila HI conse
quences, Into and around Kansas
City the coal carrying rallroada
have done an enormously increased
business, The roads are really
overtaxed and there may be a se
rioua shortage of cars to move the
coal and the corn of tbe West."
Cherokeo Warrant Payment.
Indian Agent Shocnfelt has dis
bursed 9200,000 of tbe Cherokee war
rant payment now In progress. Most
of the warrants are either held by
banVs or are collected through them,
Tho money for the payment Is placed
to the agent's credit In sums of $100
000 at u time, a his bund is f200.000
auu nut mure .uu uu. -.... m- . ,
amount Is allowed placed to his frcdlt U8ea aa,D
at one time,
The following recognition of
Green McCurtain as governor of
the Choctaw nation by the Interior
department effectually ends tbe
political squabble in that nation:
"Washington, D. 0., Oct. 18:
Sboenfelt, Indian agent and acting
Indian inspector, Muskogee, I, T.
Replying to your telegram of the
ICth, Inst., I am, upon careful con
sideration ol all information re
ceived, clearly of tbe opinion that
McCurtain should be recognized aa
governor of the Choctaw nation.
In the dealings of tbe department
and ita offices with that nation, In
executing and administering tho
laws relative to tho Choctaws, you
will act accordingly."
"E. A. Hitchcock."
Though Hunter threatens to
oonteet the election, no further
difficulty is anticipated.
Choctaws Are Behaving
U. S. S Miser, tbe newly appointed
Secretary of the Choctaw Townslto
CommUslun has Just returned to his
home at Atoka from Tuakahoma. He
sayt all I quiet at tho Choctaw capi
tol, and that tho soldiery has beon
removed, unci the omy peace oUlecrs
present are the light horiciiion ap
pointed by McCurtain. lie thinks the
legislature will adjourn Tburfday,
as a motion to that elTeot has been
passed. Mr. Smlaer bai heard noth
Ing from his application to the De
partment of the Interior for recogni
tion at secretary of the Towmfto
CommUtluo. He expects to be re
cognized within tho next three weeks.
5maslied the Ulue Rocks.
A party of local trapnicn held a
shoot at South Park Tuesday after
noon and pulverized a barrel of blue
rocks. Those participating were: Ed
Lee, Norman Crittenden, Marlon
Maddox and Charley Webb. Honors
wcro won by Maddox and Webb. Leo
uecd a new pair of barrel which gave
him astigmatism, and tbo "rocks"
that ho shot at wcro mostly collected
after tho smoke cleared away, to bo
He Is now looking for
Miss Grace Verity, well known In
society circles here, had a most excit
ing experience with a burglar who In
vaded tho sacred precincts of Hardin
college Monday morning and departed
with several of tho young ladles' bon
bon monoy and chcrlched trinkets.
Otic of tho first room 9 tho burglar
entered was occupied by Hiss Louise
Lackland, of Mexico, Mo., and Miss
Verity. Miss Lackland was awake
when he entered, and In reply to her
startled Inquiry as to what he wanted,
the burglar asked her where fcho kept
her pocketbook and rlugs She dl
roctod him to tbo dioser for tbo pock
ctbook and ccoly Informed him that
her inly ring was on her ungor. After
examining the ring, bo decided that
It would bo cruel to remove It, so con
tented himself with taking the pock
ctbooks. Miss Lackland contributed one dol
lar and Miss Verity fi to tbe tupport
of their visitor.
After looting sev. r.il other rooms
and torrorlz og tbeir occupants, tho
prowler entered the room of Miss Pat
tcnglll, Instructor tf Latin. Hero ho
was mot with a ecroatn of the genuine
feminine variety. Miss Pattenglll
divided her scream, like Quul, Into
three parts, each purt Increasing In
volume like tho syren notoe of a calli
ope. Tho burglar withstood two
octaves, but took to mad flight at tho
third, and has nut been teen slnco
The echoes aro suppoel to Le still
Tho "burglar cplsodo" hai sup
planted tbe last pink tia a tho prin
cipal topic of conversation at the col
lege. Our Guarantee.
wo guarantee every stove to re
main absolutely alr-tlght as long as
We guarantee a uniform boat day
aad night, with soft coal, alack, sitt
ings or hard coal.
Wo guarantee that tho rooms can
bo boated from ono to two hours each
morning, with the soft coal put In
the itovo the evening before.
We guarantee tho feed door to bo
imoko proof, and that the stovo will
hold tiro with soft coal thirty-six
hours, without attention.
Wo guarantee a savlag of no-thlrd
In fuol over any lower draft stove of
the same size. At Ed Leo's,
"I hae Just discovered a new ad
vantage In the ownership of the name
Smith," sold the talkative stationer
according to the New York Times.
"The gr lerlved from this possession
Is particularly marked If the nurname
happens to be John. And John Smith's
wife profits from the combination even
more than John himself.
"One of my customer Is Mrs. John
Smith. Mrs. Smith buy books and
mncazlnes from mc, and has all her
calling cards printed here. She hits
been buying her cards at thl store for
the pat five years, and I thought I
knew her needs pretty well, conse
quently I nns surprised to notice,
about a year afro, that there wns a
wonderful growth in the sire of her
orders. Now, 1 know somethlnn; about
this particular brand of John Smiths,
ntrsonnllv. and I was well aware that
the lady's IItlng list, which had
never been large, had not been swelled
hrough the sudden acquisition or
we. lth or fame, jet here was Mrs.
Smith mnUlpli Ing her avrply of cards
by 83 In less than r.o time, and not a
thing to show as cause for the sudden
ruth of business.
"I bore my curiosity In silence for
ome time, but one day, -when Mrs.
Smith came In for a second time in
one week and duplicated an order for
1,000 cards, I threw discretion nnd po
liteness to the winds and asked her
bow she happened to be doing such a
Innd-onlre buslnef In the calling line.
She blushed a little and then said:
" 'Oh, dear me! These cards are not
ill for mvself not nearly all of them.
t looked up a list of Mrs. John Smiths
In the directory, found those who were
then out of cardi, and who had lost
their name plate or never had one en
jraved, and offered to let them hav
the use of mine for a nominal sum.
This could be done easily enough, con
ildcrlng I never had my addrewi print
ed on my cards, nnd In cases where the
jther Mrs. Smiths desired the omis
sion I struck a bargain without any
" 'Youseejiavlngonceordered a Mra.
John Smith plate from you, you run
off my cards at a Tery reasonable rate,
ind I resell my cards to the rest of the
Mrs. John Smiths at an advance of ten
cents ner 100 cards. This saves them
the expense of a plate anil brings me
In n little money bcslds. It Is quite a
" 'Of course we couldn't work It If
we w eren't all the wives of John Smith,
which makes the name something to
be desired, after all.'
"Mrs. Smith looked rather sheepish
when she finished her explanation. 'I
hope,' she added, -with an apologetic
little laugh, 'that I am not defrauding
you by pushing my plan with so much
"I was, In truth a little miffed at
the thought of all those plates I had
been fooled out of making, but, In spite
of my chagrin, I brimmed over -with
admiration for Mrs. Smith. 'Not at all,'
said I. 'And I must confess that,
though I have met a good many Smiths
In my time, for pure enterprise you go
the whole family one better.'"
Beware of imitations
"Just as good."
You can tell the Round Oak
by the name on the leg,
The largest line of heaters in
the Southwest at the
C. O. & Q. R. R. I v
MEMPHIS, THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST,
TEXAS, OLD MEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND THE WES!
Pullman Drawing-Room Butl.t Sleepers Through to '
Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Donvei
FREE RECLININQ CHAIR CARS
On All Trolne.
UNsnuLED SCHEDULES AMD PERFECT SERVICE.
1.B.MSNALLY.D.P.A-. E.M. OUNCAN.T. P. A., "Vf"
Oklahoma Clly. 0. T. Oklahoma City- 0.
GEO. H. LEE, Q. P. & T. A., Lltlb Rock, Ark.
Sir Harry Johnston, whose discov
ery of a new species of nnlmnl In the
Uganda protectorate has excited much
Interest nmong nnturnl1st brought
bark to London nnd exhibited there
caily this summer a specimen of n
gigantic species of earthworm which,
when nllve, was about three feet long
and as thick as two fingers. Even
larger species of enrthworms than
this exist. Ceylon has some giants, of
a blue color, that attain aa great a
size. In Cape Colony and Natal there
la a species, particolored, green above
and yellowish beneath, which, it is
averred, sometimes attains a length
of six feet. Giant earthworms are
also found in Australia and in South
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Cross with white belt hogs.
Finley's Barber Shop,
We have put In an addition
al chair and now have four
chairs in operation, enabling
11s to five better service.
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Beat MeaHn tho City 35c
Short Orders a Specialty.
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We carry a full stock of LUMBERi'
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knot holes. The best plastering materj
"Acme" and sharp sand will be fou
at our yard. Iola Partland and Ldli
ville cement form a portion of our sto
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is the fact that prices are too low.
Of course you'll not lose any sleep ovi
that till you try the lumber busine
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OMVKU Daobv, I'rcs. J. O. IUr,!., V-I'res. W. P. Piumrs, CasW
First National Bank,
VINITA, INDIAN TfiKIUTORY.
CAPITAL, 1 100.000.
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Oldest and Strongest National Dank 111 the Cherokee Nation.
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