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THE CI METER.
1'ublinhod ovary week in tfte interest of
(ho Negro by the Oi meter Publishing Co.
Knterod at the Post Ofllco At Muskogee,
I. T,, as second class mail matter.
W. II. TWINE .... Editor.
U. WOOD, Ass't Editor and Munagcr
J.T.TRIMBLE - - - Solicitor.
P QUALLS, Managor, Printing Dopt
of New York.
CHARLES V. FAIRBANKS.
Wo made up a good sum of
money for what is oalled a septic
tank. A better name would be
typhoid breeder tank.
All persons who have not giv
en their in their property to the
assessor should go to the oity
hall and do so at once and save
What has become of the city or
public closets. The council
should build them, at once, but
for God's sake leave off the W.
C. T. U. labelo of barrel fame.
Bert Greer hns found him a
little council. Bert used to be a
"black and Pan' later he broke
out as a lily and now thy say
ho is a cold blooded "Pop."
The republicans carried Ver
mont and the democrats, Arkan
sas. The Deinocrutio oandidate
for Gov. of Ark. was Jeff Davis,
and the hell billies turned out to
a man and voted for him. They
thought it was the old Jeff of an
te bellum days.
same damphooHshness was car
ried further there (would be sep
erate stores for Negroes, but the
merchants would not stand that ;
the Nero spends too much coin of
the realm and hence the predju
dice ends when it effects the
pocket hook. "What fools these
poor mortals be."
Attorney Carrington, the editor
of the "Echo" at Wagoner, has
bought a printing press and
promises to make the "Echo"
one of the newiest papers in the
Territory. Carrington is a bright
young man, a good lawyer, and
deserves to succeed. We wish
the Echo and Carrington success.
Official Statement of the Condition of the
COMMERCIAL NA'TN'L BANK
United States Depository.
Muskogee Indian Territory.
At close of business Friday, January 22, 1904.
Loans and Discounts $410,936.13
Overdrafts (Cotton) 23,198.69
Bonds and Premiums 106.080.49
Furniture and Fixtures 5,016.26
Cash and Exchange 68,125.35
lhe above statement is correct.
Surplus and Profit 16,978.26
Reserved for Taxes 1 ,266.38
'D. N. FINK, Cashier.
Business intrupted to our care receive prompt attention.
The policy of some folks seems
to be "If you don't want to re
sort to violence, just kill them by
stelth." Get them to take a drink
or get poison into the system
some some way just so you can!
get them to shuffle off the mor- j
tal coil. It may not work even
then. A hint etc.
Ben's Quick Relief Mixture
A speedy and sure oure for colio, cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, bloody flur, ohol ,
era morbus, griping in tho stomach, cholera infantum and all bowel complaints'
ASK FOR a medicine: glass
BEN ESTES, DRUGGIST - MUSKOGEE, IND TER .
The campaign slogan next
spring will be septic tank and the
party responsible for that disease
prodming tank at the south end
of town will catch hades. We bo
lievo tho sickness now prevalont
in the south especially is due to
the foul disease germs from the
It only takes one white man to
run a gambling house, but if a
Negro is charged with the same
crime every Negro in the house
or whoover went there is guilty
of running the house. So say
some authorities who have had
considerable experience in that
line (Of course hatred and preju
is at the bottom of opinion)
The prohibition outfit have be
au n in earnest to push their
claim-j for supremacy in the fu
ture state. They are organizing
their forces for a battle royal
when the time copes that we
will be permitted to vote on the
subject. Th6,y are making hay
while the sunshines. Just what
tho opposition is doing cannot be
learned at this time.
"There were only two colored
men in the profession of organ
ised labor on the 5th. Evidently
t io Negro does not take much
int rest in labor organizations i.r
iiioro may be some other cause.
Where was the hod-carrierV union?
We are glad to state that the
little unpleasantness between
somo of the officials of the Sango
Bapti&t College has been settled
and that all can now join hands
for the success of the venture.
Prof: Leftwhich has a big work
on his hands, but seems equal to
the emergency and with the co
operation of the entire people
there i3 no reason why he should
Wo would like to see the city
council establish public water
ing troughs for tho farmers and
Last week's Vinita Republican
had something like the following
to'wit: 'A Negro crap shooter
gets arrested for gambling for a
nickie and a heavy fine is given
him and a jail sentence, but the
man plays his high-toned games
for hundreds and on account of
the personnell of the crowd noth
ing is done nobody punished."
citizens. Of course there w;ll be There ai e places other than Vi
no 3eporate troughs (one for ,ntta in the same lamentable con
white and one for black) as sug (ditioh and on those points the
gested by somo damphool in the W. C. T. U. in our opinion is as
case of public closets. If this silent as the grave.
CREEK GROCERY CO.,
DZALXBJI XV STAPLS AMD FANCY
AJrTD BXOM PAXIOT FLOUR. Tke Landing Colors
Qrooery Company In the City. We also bar and pay
Ike hffhect prices for Oeontry Frodnc. Looated an
Wast tnd f fc., toatka? tke O. . Foit offloa.
Realty Bank & Trust Co.
. MUSKOGEE: I. T.
Money loaned on Real Estate, Chattel and "person
al security :;:::':
Real Estate Bought and Sold.
Deposits Received, Your Business Solicited.
A,G. W. SANGO, President. W. A. RENTIE, Cashier.
. . . GAS AND ...
OF MUSKOGEE. I. T.
Issued in shares of
1 H II
dlreote ay prominent business men or inaiam Territory.
Deny has a laasa an 40 aoras of )nd near tba Famous Rao 1
Ton-assessable and carrying no perooual lability. Offloered and
at Bed Fork. L T. In addition to this property, the Company has as
aptlon on Oil Land in the Creek Nation that can be bought as soon at
the owners cat title to same. As Gushers have keen discovered neat
property controlled by tkls Company, we feel that very owner ad
stock In this Company Is on ike road to Fortune. Stoek In this Cant
Cany Is now offered at fM,00 per sbare. If yon waat to reap a Fit
ma front Investment, tend remittance or write for praapsstas fee
W H. TWINE,
eey amd Traas'r Western OU, One aad tavettvseat Oej
Muskogt. Ind. TwT'r