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Published every week in tnu iuteroit of
the Negro by the CI me tor PabHshinOo.
Entered At thu Post Offioe at Muekofee,
I. T., m second cImm mall matter.
One Tear .- . 1.00
Six Month! - 10
Three Months .w........ll
W. H. Twink
Jurors have been elected who
will sit in eases for the Western
District of the Indian Territory at
Muskogee. The term of court be
gins Oct. 3rd.
Senator Stewart is in the Terri
tory looking up the condition of
affairs, and will have many valu
able suggestions to offer to his
colleagues in Congress, touching
the admission of the Indian and
Oklahoma Territories as a state.
The Indian Agent will com
mence the payment of the loyal
Creek claim on October 1st.
This will turn a loose about $600,
000 in IVtuskogoe and vicinity.
There are a great many Negroes
who are loyal Creeks and who will
jNirticipate in this drawing.
Tho Pheonix man continues to
use about two-thirds of his editor
ial space in roasting tho post-master.
What the end will be no
man knows, but as Clarence seems
to get u great deal of satisfaction
out of it and the postmaster does
not seem to mind, there is no real
Tho election has been made in
tho state of Maine. Tho returns
arc in and the Republicans have
carried tho state by 33,000 majori
majority. Tho old saying is, as
goes Maine, goes the Union, and
wo are satisfied that it is true in tho
Dr. M. L. Flinn, who was sen
tenced to tho ponetontiary in tho
tho spring of 1901 for five years,
is making application for pardon.
Wo boliovo tho doctor has already
suffered sufficiently for tho crime
for which ho was charged, that of
soiling liquor. Wo know that it
was a most severe sentence im
posed at tho time, and we don't
now recall any man having re
ceived such a heavy sentonco. Wo
hope to soon seo tho doctor at
home with his wife and little ones.
Tho Chickasaw Indians nro
showing tho white people that in
drawing the color line, "there are
others." Thoy positively refuse
to attend school with- tho Whites
Such a thing is not to bo wondered
at as tho palo face has about taken
all the poor Indian had and is con
tinuing tho bume process process
by crowding him out of tho schools
Poor Lo wiil soon find himself up
ujaiinst tho segregation issue. Ex
THAT POST OFFICE FIGHT.
Our esteemed contemporary,
the Pheonix is taking the post
master or somclKxly in tho post
office to task about delivering the
mail. Sometime ago it was re
ported that the Pheonix man
wanted the job himself. Later on
it was reported that a relative of
the Pheonix man wanted the place,
and if there was any
truth in any of these reports, pos
sibly that is the reason why tho
Pheonix is raising so much hades
all at onee about the failure of
somebody to deliver a card or let
tor immediately after it arrived.
We never knew that there was
so much money till the Pheonix
let it out that the place pays twen
ty six thousand plunks per annum
to tho fellow who is lucky enough
P. M. after his name.
The Postmaster has not enough
help to do the work of this office as
it should be done and this is well
known by every business man in
town. Everyone there is over
We think Mr. Estes is doing
the very best he can under the cir
cumstances and the wonder is that
he does as well as he does with the
help that he has. At this time there
is a colored man working as sub,
who of course is not familiar with
the route and he is doing as well as
any man could do who is called
suddenly to take the place of an
other. We hope that our neigh
bor has not taken vtho colorphobia
and is making all this howl be
cause a colored man is delivering
the mail on the route that a white
man formerly delivered the mail,
and who is now taking his vacation.
This is very often the case with
some people but we trust it is not
so in this instance. We have of
ten received mail in our box that
got in there through mistake und
wo are satisfied that others have
dono the same, but wo don't think
tho postmaster ought to be blamed
for all the mishappenings, when it
is taken into consideration that ho
has less help than any other office
of its size in tho United States.
Wo can say for tho postmaster,
that wo believe that ho is honestly
and conscienciously doing his du
ty, and do so without taking any
part in tho post office light at this
stage of the game as to who shall
not be postmaster. We believe
that a man is entitled to credit for
what ho docs as an officor and that
any citizen can say so with out be
ing being mixed with a disgraceful
fight as to who shall bo tho successor
:: FARM LOANS AND ABSTRACTS ::
Jambs L. Lombard, Chab. H. Lombaiid. D. G. WiukS.
PrMldent. Secretary and Manager. Aaatoaat Seeretary.
MIDLAND ABSTRACT COMPANY
207 N. Swaatf StoMt, MUSKOGIB, DID. TB.
X FARM :: LOANS :: ON :: FREEDMAN x LAND
Loans made to Creek Freedmen who are farming
on their allotments
Tho roll for the loyal Creeks
has been made. The Indian Agent
has made tho additional ibond, and
tho payment will commence on Oct
GUARANTEE LIFE INSURANCE CO
MUSKOGEE, INDIAN TERRITORY.
Capital Stock $200,000
An Old Line Company issues all forms of Limited Payment'
Lite and Endowment Policies
DIRECTORS: E. J. Mints, Muskogee, I. T., Geo. D. Lenndl
New York; F. L. Conger, Oklahoma City; Wm. M. Eggleatoi)
St. Louis, Mb.; C. J. Miller, Muskogee, I. T.; Samuel Raj;
mond, Wjnnowood, I. T.
The Canadian Valley Trust
Has a number of applicants who dittos
to rent houses. Owners of three, four,
five nnd six room houses can seoure de
sirable tennnts by listing their properly
REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT
Canadian Valley. Trust Co.
The only first-class, up-to-date Cafe in the city
Where people of all nations can be served
A Splendid Billiard and Pool Hall Adjoining
The finest in the southwest. If you are hungry
step into the cafe; if you want to spend an hour
of pleasure the pool room is the place.
R. H. MORRIS. Prop.
Corner 2nd and Denison StsJ
The Barnett Grocery Co.
STAPLE and FANCY GROCERIES
Wo havo auythiug you desire iii tho Grocery L'nn at prices that defy
competition. Give ub a trial nnd you will repeat. AVLocated on South
6th St., near tho South Sile Boulevard.
F. A. BARNETT CO. SONS.
Gloyd Lumber Co.
Taking the Stump,
To tell about our lumber. It is
put forward to win tho approval
of the lumber users of this section
and when its good pDinls arc ap
preciated It will certainly do so.
Wo seo no satisfaction or proiit in
handling low grade stock. Neith-,
or will consumers when thoy loarn
that tho finest lumber by tho foot
but pieces by tho inches.
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