Published every week in tho in
terest rf, the Negro by the
(Jimtter Publishing Co,
W. H. TWINE --- - Editor.
II. WOOD, Ass't Editor nnd Manager.
.I.T.TRIMBLE - - - Solicitor,
Entered at the Post Office at Muakogee
I.T. as second class mail matter.
Six .Months. . . j 50
Throe Months 2
bunch of thru for five and hand
ed them out. The Negrp picked
up a cigar and threw down a dol
lar, saying that he did not want
any change as a silver dollar was
the smsillest piece of money he
would carry. Boy n ton Ne.ws.
ff the above it true it shows
alf the d n phools are not dead
yet huf, that one will be as dead
as Hector when he gets rid of his
money which will be iu six
months at the present rate of ex
LOOK AND READ CAREFULLY.
'ThiB is a positivo warning No pa
pers will be Bent to any one In obt to
thin nunnr until naid un. Take notico
and pay up or you will bo deprived of J
the, groat religious weeiciy. ino ro
eross means your time is out.
Thero are jome white folks so
full of hellish prejudice that thoy
blame all Negroes for what one
does but we are' vlad that the
majority are not in that ciass in
The resolution adopted by the
colored citizens of Wagoner show
where our people Ftand a3 good
citizens. The colored citizens of
W&troner cover themselves with
glory and have made the right
record for the race.
Prof Johnson at Tallahassee,
Mose Johnson and othors object
to having threats made as to the
annihilation tt the residents in
that locality and wore prepared
to be at the annihilation (Good)
The-rot from the Wagoner Say
ings will bluff no one. The Ne
groes are for law and order, they
did right to disarm the cowardly
hounds who were making threats
against all Negroes for'the crime
of one. Barking dogs seldom
bite, but we say to the Sayings
man that the men who protected
their firesides did right and will
do it again, and if our friend
doubts it, go out with the next
gang and see.
A man who will commit the
crime of rape, no matter what his
olor jfl, and ought to Buffer the
most severe penalty known to
the law. No mob has the right
to punish the criminal. Our
courts are sufficiently able to ad
minister the law and no man,
white, black or red has the right
to take upon himself the authori
ty to say who is guilty and pre
scribe the manner of punishment
Down with mcb law.
HOW THEY SPEND IT.
A Freed man living near Boyn
ton sold his land the other day
and came to t wn and entered a
drug storo and called for a cigar.
Tho clerk handed him a Henry
George, which ho refused saying
he wanted ' a ten center. The
clerk pulled the wrapper off a
HE WOULDN'T MIX.
A Negro who persisted in oc
cupying a seat with a white man
in a coach on the north bound
Katy train yesterday, gdt
smashed in the mouth by the
white man and is minus a few
teeth and some hide. Officer Joe
Depew, who was present, made a
quick assessment of $10 each for
the episode and the parties con
tinued their journey, but not in
the same seat. S'matter with a
Reperate coach law?- Democrat.
It was ai. even scrap and hon
ors were about even from what
we can learn; The colored man
was Rev. Walk?r, and every
body know? Walker will defend
himself. There wan hide and
teeth lost by both combatants.'
They say the preacher fought
Seporate coach don't go here,
yet, brother, if yu need one we
advise you to migrate to the twin
hell, Arkansas or Texas.
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We believe in obeying the law.
respecting the rights of others,
using our best efforts to capture
criminals by assisting the officers
of the law, opposing mobs and
all classes of men, white, black
or red, who commit the crime of
rape; and in protecting our
homes at any and all hazards.
We believe that a mob is no bet-1
ter than any other eet of out
laws and that they should oe
treated as such. Wo believe that
our Maker intended such and if
w believed the opposite we
would hurl the thin?, called life
back to the giver as u thankless
The most cowardly doed a man
can do is, the failnre to protect
his home, (wife and children)
and the most patriotic act that
can be performed is to lay down
his life if need be in protection of
the loved' ones who make home
all that heaven is.
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' BOOTS, . -.
N. E.'Durant reports that the
U. S. Commisionfer at Wagoner
turned over the colored man who
was suspected of the crimo of
rapo to the city authorities after
he had satisfied himself that he
was the wrongman. That was a
strange procoedure and we are
surprised at the act.
Official Statement of the Condition of the
QQMMEBOIAL- NATN'L BANK
United States Depository.
Muskogee Indian Territory.
At oloso of business Friday, January 22, 1904.
Loans and Discounts $410,936.13
Overdrafts (Cotton) , 23,198.69
Bonds and. Premiums IOG.080,49
Furniture and Fixtures 5,046.26
Cash and Exchange 68,125.35
Ihe above statemont is correct.
Surplus and Profit
Rcsorvod for Taxes
' ' 1,266.38
D. N. FINK, Cashier.
Business intrusted to our care receive prompt attention.
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