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P111KN08 OP UIK INDIAN.
The fullblood Cberokeo lias ever
bron an objiclV" earnest BOllcl'a
t.on, net only In Mi own cnuniry
bu at Wahlnawn. Phe most ol
t'.. l.eliilallon attenipUil y ,,ie
Cbrokee couptsllhlJa ben, oaten
,,!, for his benefir, erprolally
tin appropriation btlln. Measures
naid to be forbla protection have
been passed galore, but when an
alysed woro found to bo against,
rather than for him. (Tho old cry
of Ihe monopolize who hold the
land in thousand and ten thouand
acre iradB, was that allotment
would be ruinous to the fullblood,
bat sharpers would beat him out
.ol his land and tnt he would be a
homeless wanderer upon the face
of 'bo earth, while these same
nuke-believe friends ware really
In undisputed possession of the
best part of his land. They claluasd
that It wnu'd never do In the
world to allow the poor fullblood
10 own hia own land, that he would
fool it away. These same bene
factors of the Indian ten years ago
roi'tf life a burden to the man
who advocated allotment and they
were ths chief obstacles in the
war ol the Dawes Commieeion,
and it baB taken nearly ten years
to sufficiently break their influence
so as to bring about the raliGoi
tion ol an agreement providing-for.
allotment of land.;, The scheme
now is to prevent these poor In
dians from getting title to tbe land
aqd keep It subject to lease just as
long aa possible, and they are the
fellows who are obtaining long
time leases on his land, which in
many instances amount to little
less than practical ownership. The
fullblood Cherokee cannot bo pro
teoted by destroying the value of
his land boltings by lifo time re
BtrictlonB against its eale. lie
ebou'd be encouraged in all legiti
mate ways to keep hia land. He
vhould know that it is bis indivi
dual properly and whatever value
there I in it should oum dlreotly
There is etHJV'eoHd south."
Jf.-tl9t til -CiVOnwroUl-Uluh-
Hav you turned that furplue
When Oklahoma l united In'
statehood wlih Indian Territory
no attempt will ho rondo to count
out the winning ticket. It will be
aa demooratio aa Texas.
Thore are a number of OIlAtv,
keea who are more interested In
the pay roll Incident to the pres.
ent session of the national council
than in the olrciion returns.
If congress over had the notion
that Oklahoma wbb republican,
that opinion should now be re
vised. Oklahoma Is as enfely dem
ocratic as tht Indian territory is.
Thorn who are reckless enough
to sell IntoxlcnntB in the faoe of
the law should take the oonse-
quonces. The law should and will
bo enforced against the sale ol in.
toxicants tn Vtulla.
FOR STATEHOODCHIEF'S ME
President Rodsovolt Will
Seek Admission of Ok
lahoma and Other
The people of the Indian Terri.
tory shnuld now get togethor on
tho statehood question and have
something to say with referonce to
how and when it shall occur.
Single etaUhood should now be
tho battle cry in both territories.
AT DECEMBER TERM
ttva Vote On Admission . oi Qkla
' liotoa Will fiiNl'nken Indian
(o Be Adjusted.
Adiildication of Tra1
Affairs During Year
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mental Agreement. Orsek
Folttlcians Address tbe
Council on Statehood
Tbe contraction of the cattle In
dustry In the ter'iloty 1b more
than balanced by tho resulting ox
paneion of the agricultural inter
cbU. Tho oncn great ranges will
soon bo divided into producing
farms, which will bring prosperity
and contont lo Ihe Oherokees.
Allotab'w tend in tbe Cherokee
Nation is becoming quite scarce,
but there are thousand! of acres
yet in the hands of persona whoso
names do not apppear upon the
final roll now being made by the
Dawes commission, and who will
eventually be pjt-cted. It is a pity
this land cannot be made available
for there are hundreds of Cbero
keea needing land lor allotments
South McAleetei is still dream
ing of territorial government, the
Moon bill and tbe capital, a for
lorn hope however.
The United States congress can
ttand a contest from Oklahoma bb
Well as from any other section of
the whole country.
The amount of grain, hay and
olber products of the farm that is
Sadioc its way to Vinlta these
days is simply enormous.
About the sorest man in Okla
hoina is the Kansas City Star's
staff man at Guthrie. Tbe defeat
of McOulre broke his heart.
A ten mile drive into the coun
try along any of tbe highways
leading into Vinlta will roveal tho
fact that this 1b a country of won
derful and varied resources. The
wagon loads of corn, wheat, oats,
bay, coal, wood, turnips, potatoes
and other products of tho farm,
truck patch and orchard are simply
marvelous. A town In the center
of so pioductive a section cannot
help but be prosperous,
The greatly reduced republican
majorities in the East and other
sections of tbe country show con
clusively that the tide is turning
toward the democratic party, arid
if it continues for another two
years the landslide of 1802 will bo
repeated. 'J ho republican party
is the party of trusts and combines,
and the issue is becoming well de
fined, tud signs uf tbb tlmeu are
again very hopeful for the demo
The senate committee on teirl-
torles 'will no doubt have the good
Judgement to stop at Vinlta on
their tour of tho territories begun
The Oklahoma election may be
stolen from the democrls, but
.jaiealtrr no one N will have room
,tp.doubt tbat that territory is norm
taJly democratic. X
It bis beenNiTimy daya since
ths Cherokee agreement was rati
fied, and allotment is about ao
cttinpllabed so far as the occurancy
of land is concerned.
Tbe Cherokee council now In
eeesion at Tahlequab elicits no In
terest whatever. Since no more.
warrants can be issued the council
It is tbe duty ol every good citi
zen in Vlnlia lo give hia moral
support to those whose duty it ia
to enforce the laws. The only
question an officer should aBk him
self is what the law really is. Nt
man has a right to violate the law
because some one f-Ise does. There
are a number of ordinancea in
Vinita that are practically ignored,
but that doeBn't lessen the respon
sibility of tbe officials. Every ordi
nance ougui to do eniorceu or repealed.
It In a patent fact tbat if tho Bale
of "mead," "mist," etc., can bo
slopped in the weBtorn and south
ern districts it can be etopped
here. One conviction, with a peni
tentiary sentence, would do ths
trick. One of the most striking
characteristics of the jointiet is
tbat while he is absolutely uncon
cerned as to bow many he starts
on criminal careers, or how many
families be ruinc, ho is precious
careful about bis own welfare, and
whimpers like a dog when the
hand of the law is laid upon him.
la a euperuuoua institution,
Adair now Iibb a newspaper tbe
fire issue of which showathat tbe
buxloeiB people of that prosperous
town are willing to give ruoh an
Irmi'utlon a liberal support.
Then) is a modicum of satlBfao
tlou anticipating what pleature
will come to thp Territory when
tbe pnblio opinion nf carpetbag
rnk cao berfglsKred with ballots.
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pan who ia
only a "good
bliu be Is of tho same calebrb as
eels the vlgilanls used lo
ir (be alar part in a neck
TiK) are always those in ever)
tKJHm4Uy who try to make I
ju-i flfflBuIt bb posfclble for of
A:aUi ty do tlielr duty; and there
"fl ibose who exart them
ri vr t, f pke it us ussy as pots).
b . 'lH wMub tltouut do you
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An rflbrt lo revive interest in
the Commercial Cluu will be made
by the officers of that organization
the first of next week. New and
commodious quarters have been
offered the club, free of rent, by a
generous and public minded clti
xn and new life Is to bo infused in
the work of tbe organization.
He us organization tne uommer
Club has rendered valuable
Ice to Vinlta, and in view of
meageupponjeceIved, has ao
compllOied a grea deal in the
matter o'frpad improvtments and
inducing immigration. A umbor
jtt reagents of the city now en.
gaged to business located br,!
through the instrumentality of the
club. Hundreds of dollars were
saved tbe business men lastwinter
tbrough tbe club puvting the roada
leading into, the city ia condition
f,o T?.th:Ur.d t!.o reins. Without
ostentation these services wore
renderod and were only limited
by the support given the'fiw aottve
officials by tbe general public. It
ia to be hoped that the officers of
the onranizAllon w II receive (he
hearty support of tbe business
community In t'ielr ellorls to, keep
vioita to tu tore in tnu struggle
for supremacy which every town
of any ltr.portsr.ee in tbe territory
is now enRaeen tn. oucn an organ
ization t tt'e"Comuior.Jal Club U
an immrtllrn neoeaaltv if Vinlta
h to Ma'ie material progress.
First as i
Thero is much speculation and
wide diflerence of opinion among
officials and politicians in Wash
ington as to tho, prospects foi tho
passage of the bill admitting Okla
homa, Arizona aud New Mexico
to statehood at the coming short
session ol Cougrose.
Tbe sentiment seemB to be that
the bill will be passed by tbn Sen
ate practically as, It wbb passed by
tbe House at the last term, al
though there are propositions look
ing to various amendments.
Ono of these is to leavo New
Mexico out or tho bill, amllting
Oklahoma and Arizona. Another
Is, drop both New Mexico and Ari
zona and to admit Oklahoma.
The president is known to favor
the admission of all thret of tbe
territories. To tho argument that
they may turn democratic he ro
plies that he lias no fear of bis
ability to carry Oklahoma and
New Mexioo, and.is confident tbat
Arizona will go republican in tbo
The Senate committee on terri
tories has wiBely planned a trip of
investigation, so its report will
presumedly be in readiness for tho
Senate on its opening day, or per
haps may be made public sooner.
Tho president's message usually
absorbs attention on tbe first day,
and tbe report of the secretary,
with tbe book of estimates, on tbe
Becond. Since tho voting muit
take place on December 10, unless
that agreoment be vacated by
unanimous consent, it might be
well for the committee to get its
findings before tbo public in some
form before tbe assemblage of Con
gress, and so give tbe country a
chance to express itself on tbo
subject. Tho committee of inves
tigation, which left Chicago Mon
day, consistB of four republicans
and wo democrats. This commit
tee, i".ly a Dart of tbe committee
on territories, profess to start out
with an open mind, ready to be
icflucnogcl by what it Cads an to
tbe material and moral resources
of those territories, and their guar
antees of permanence. Several
arsuments favor the admission of
these territories. UndBr our eys
tern, they will have to be admitted
sooner or later, and a few years,
one way or the other, would make
little difference in the life of a na
tion. The first democratic administra
tion that comes along would surely
admit them, and from a republi
can point of view tbe now domi
nant party might just as well gain
the favor of those communities
by conferring upon them the great
boon of eUtehood as to leave this
advantage lo its ever-reBourceful
New Mexico was practically
promised admission to the Union
at the time of tbe Mexican cession;
it has for more than half a century
urged its claims upon Congreee.
Oklahoma Is abundantly large for
a state, and no one objects to its
admission, especially if the Indian
Territory complication could be
adjusted. Arizona muBt come in,
if at all, to make a clean job of it.
Without doubt, any community
prospers more under statehood
than when remaining in a territo
rial condition. Securities and in
vestments would be strengthened
by tbe change.
Tbe people of the Indian Terri
tory have aBked for a delegate in
CongresB, and they should have it.
Thero la no better country in this
Union than tbe Indian Territory.
It ia filled with malchleea resour
ces, and Is now at a period when
it ia very important that it should
have representation in CongresB,
just aB other territories have.
There need be no necessity for a
territorial form of government for
the territory, if tbat country ia
Permitted to have representation
in Congress. It is now almost
ready BUtohoad, and within
two or (lire years at most, it will
have its affaire (ittled, and every,
thing in conoiUon for statehood.
Speed the day.-denigon Herald.
Copy of Chief talu V&mlcd.
A copy of the WBBKuV3njKy.
tau of October 2nd la neetUdat
thiB office to complete fiio. Can
any one furnish us with a copy of
Tho annual message of tho prin
cipal chief, delivered to the Na
tional council, contained an exhaust
ivo review of the progress made
toward the final adjudication ol
tribal affairs. Tho most Impor
tant matter referred lo was the ne
cessity for a supplemental agree,
ment. In referring to ibis tho ex
"Bv tbo adontlon of the aot of
Congress, approved the first day
of last July, every citizen receives
lands equal In valuation to 110
acres of the average allotable landa
for hlB or ber allotment, forty
acres of which is a homestead, in
alienable for twonty-one years, and
tbe remainder Inalienable for five
years. There aro exceptional
cases and conditions on which such
restrictions are burdensome, for
which it might bo wise to mako
provisions for removal by supple
mental agreement; but land being
tbo chief source of sustenance
to mankind tho main sup
port and stay of governments
for the safely of the present gen
eration and security to posterity,
our people Bhould not, even if
restrictions aro removed, part with
the soil soon to be individualized
and thereby render themselvei
bomeloBB. Though tribal govern
ment may not be completely dis
solved uoiil tho fourth day of
March, 190G, provisions should be
made now for a final, entire and
total adjustment of our affairs.
1 Public buildings aud reserva
tions eot aside for our use during
continuance of tribal autonomy
Bhould be recognized as proper
subjects for disposition ic drawing
a supplemental treaty. Collection
of revenues, qunrantine regulations
and other matters of more or less
importance also deserve attention.
"A memorial Bhould be drafted,
incornoratiiic therein all unfin
ished business, and passed during
the present session of Council, to
take the same course that resulted
ill tbo not el Coii'ioo faonfi.a.od
by us last August. 1 trust there
will be within the contents of said
instrument a eectipn providing
that, after dividing all lands and
paying nil just dobta against the
Nution, all other proporty of every
kind and character be cashed, our
assets marshaled and every dollar
be distributed to Cherokee cilizans.
This matter is of sufficient impor
tance to demand immediate action.
Steps toward the adjustment of
such interests cannot be delayed
only at the peril of great pecuni
ary loss to our people."
Friday afternoon Pleasant Porter,
chief of the Creeks, addressed both
branches of the council on the
question of statehood. Cheeaie
Mcintosh, superintendent of the
Creek schools, and Mr. McQil-
breth, bearing resolutions from the
Creek council anent a union oi in
terests in tho pending change in
governmental aflaira, addressed
the council in joint session.
Claude Sbelton has received the
Downing nomination for a place
on the board of education.
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Stamp of Public Opinion
Has long since been placed upon our
business and our methods, by the good
people of Vinita.
The reason is not hard to'find, for it is
a matter of common notoriety that if
you want the best for the least money
Dry Goods, Shoes, Clothing and Grocer
JiimM 3 ti U
Is the place to get it. And then almost every day wc arc offering: some
thing to our patrons for less than equally good merchandise can be be
bought elsewhere. Our gigantic purchasers for Jspot cash enables us
many times to purchase at less than manufacturers cost, and when we
have a good thing we always share it with our patrons.
Odd Pickings from Countless Bargains.
Cloaks and Jackets.
Wc have It great many styles but space will not per
mit us to quote many prices.
Lst that Claremoro statehood
convention be a big one. That
town knows how to entertain a
convention and will cover herself
with glory, as she did daring tbe
Barton Mies the City of Mcunda
For False Imprisonment,
A suit of especial Interest to all
territory towns baa been filed
against tbe town of Mounda by It.
Mr. Barton is a hay and grain
dealer at Mounds and was before
the court for not paying tbe city
licenae. Ho claima be offered to
pay and that tbo city tried to run
up the costs; that be also asked for
a trial when arrested and was re
fused. While leaving tbo court
room he used some uncompliment
ary remarks relative to tbe court.
He was then brought back and
given tbo limit for contempt of
court and also for disturbance. He
paid tbe fines under protest and
has filed suit against the city.
Tho case will be tridd at tbe next
term of court at Wewoka,
UcaU Shelton In tne Race For Place
On Uoard of education.
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S. P..ParkB, the caucus'nomlnee
of the National party, waa elected
a member of the board of educa
tion over Claude Sbelton, the nom
inee of tne Downings, The elec
tion was held under a suspension
of the rules Saturday afternoon.
Tho nomination waa unsolicited
.. Mr I'ark, whose popularity
in tbe council was evidenced by
(MOt: Ladies' castor (color) fur
J I LJ trimmed capes worth 1.5
them for 1.25
50 to 2.00, we "sell
D 1 KH Ladies black fur trimmed cape, would be
vhuu worth 2.00. Our spot cash bargain got
them a little less, yours for 1.50.
$1 QO Ladies' fine double fur trimmed capes,
I iC70 would be cheap at 2.50, our price 1.98.
CJQ QO Here's a stunner. 140 inch sweep fine
i)v7iv70 plush cape, fur timmed, will Ikeep you
warm in any climate, yours for 9.98.
$1 Kfl Children's red and blue jackets, sizes 4 to
I iUU ycariat 1.50.
Q HO Ladies' rey and blue jackets, a great
JO.UU bargain at 3.50.
tQ QO Ladies' $bscn siyte fecks, talked in back
vPC7,JO a very stylish gaJment at 9.98X
See our line of Monte Carlo coats, tlnty are the
leading styles this season. Wc have thcim from
12.50 to 18.00.
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Fall Btylos, suits that will fill tho boyish
hoart with prido and mado to outwonr 'tho
hardest knocks tho boys can givo them at
school or play. Wo hava overcoats with
tho Bimo stylish air that characterizes our
As a hcador, our boys' corduroy suits,
heavy with coat and pants, worth 8.60, our
Boys' Norfolk suit with ploata down front
and back and bolt, our prico 3.50.
Boys' corduroy knoo pants, ono that is
warrantod not to rip, with buttons rivitcd
on, at 76c.
Boys' all wool.Jcnoo pants, doublo kuco
and seat, just tho thing for school woar,
from 60 to 76c.
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Wo aro show!ng an ecolluftpl lJ' J
lino of winter no&igoosnirts, tiioj aro oquai
in stylo and workmanship to our Monarch
shirts. To proporly gfit this now shirt in
troduced we will soil thorn at f0 and 75c,
any color or sizo.
Mon's warm flcoco lined 0. shirts 48c.
Men's oxtro, hoavy flcoco lined under
shirts and dra Ivors 48c.
Ladies' flooco lined union etits.all sizo3,25c
Ladles' heavy flcoco lined voats 25c.
A much hoavior garmont at 50c.
Ladies all wool rod undorwoar nt 1.00.
Mon's night robos mado of flnunollotto
worth 50c for a fow days at 25c.
Boots and Shoes.
Shoos for ovory day woar or for tho finest dross occation thoro ist a
neat littlo saving in ovory shoo wo sell.
Our popular shoos, a kang. calf shoo mado up in propar stylo, solid. 1.50
Mon's Kang. calf, high top shoos at 2.00.
Mon's heavy top salo kip boot, all sizes, to buy it now would cost us
moro than tho prico wo ask, 1.50.
Children's 5-8 welted solo vico shoos at C5c.
Children's fino dross shoo 5-8, at 75c to '1.50,
Children's ovory day kang, calf shoos, allslzos, 75c.
Children's glovo grainod hoavy wintor shoos ,'8-2, a groat valuo for tho monoy, 1.00.
Mon's patont loathor full dross shoo at 3.00,
Ladios's diamond special, oqual to any shoo, thoroughly watorproof at 3.00.
If you arc a real money saver you will come in and see how much we can save you.
New skirts every week at the JUHBO.
This week the new Eleven Gored Zibiline
skirt made in the fashionable shades, blue
and black, suitable for winter wear. 'We
show more ready made skirts Jhan any firm
in this country. Do-n't buy until you see
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