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Indian Chieftain.
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Tr CmvftAiK Pflau.HUta UorAT,
Jt. Jf ARR8, Miter.
X. B. MILFOKD, Xanagen
Vbuta, 1j?d. Tkr., Men. 28, 1805.
JJoJntments would Indicato that lio
Hi ought this country had had too
mttch homo rule already.
it was a sad blow to nt least ono
citiMn of tho Chcrokeo nation that
Comtnntinp Buukly Kilgore was
riot appointed judge and Augus
tus" Erebus Ivey marslM), of tho
northern district, and the saddest
part, of it is that Kilgore is cut off
from his kins-people, the Chern
kceB. Tub cattlo received at tho Kan
sas City stock yards last year
camo from: Arkansas, 3,032
head; Arizona. 6,321; Colorado,37,
110; Indian Territory, 214.GC3;
Iowa 7,810; Kansas, 022.009; Mis
sourl, 144,403; Old Mexico, 31,03(5;
Nebraska, 82,501; Utah, 142,743i
6klahoma, 30,547; total, 1,080,103.
Tho otigin of tho hogs during the
samo timo was: Nebraska, 140,
307 head; Texas, 0;5C0; Arkansas,
7,761; Colorado, 202; Indian Ter.
rilory, 3.ri,058; Kansas, 1,008,705;
Missouri, 370,003; Oklahoma, 40,
655. Tiirrb is only ono way for this
nation to pay its public debt and
to keep it paid, and that is
ly taxation. Enough money may
bo raised in various ways to pay
it off, but unless some means is de
vised to meet it in the future, it
will soon pile up again. Tho na
t:on had as well givo up tho idea
of living off tho interest on the in
vested funds ono time as another,
for it will novor again be sufficient;
Tho expenses of tho government
must necessarily increase. It
takes moro money in overy de
partment each year than it did the
yoar before.
Intkiiest in fruit raising in this
country is growing rapidly. When
men learn onco that orchard cul
ture is a thing that requires intel
ligence and care, and that neglect
means failure, then fine orchards
and an abundanco of fruit through
out this section will bo the result.
From present indications fruit
growors will not be able to supply
the local 3emand here in the In
dian Territory for many years to
come, as the country is constantly
filling up with people and tho
most of them are not, and will not
be producers of fruit. Tiio man
who possesses a young orchard
and will take care of it will tind
that in a few years ho has a bn
Last week was printed from its
1 new office in tho Hill brick, tho
4 lirai number oi vinita's new pa
per, the Cherokee Champion. If
wo may judgo from tho initial
number and from its general make
up we should think it would suc
ceed in a measure. In one sense
of tho word the Champion is to be
our competitor, but in another
and broader sente it may be a co
worker for the upbuilding of tho
town and community. It may be
a power for good, for every town
J is measured and known abroad as
I well as at home by tho tone and
. character of the public press. On
j the contrary, if it should fall in
I' with the prejudices and asperities
V , "of t'jflt very numerous class of bro-
. t j i;'t . . .
Ken tiawu politicians oi wnicu nil
country has a great surplus, it will
find itself very much handicapped.
A se.vbidle citizen need not
necessarily be a Downing man to
bo able to vote for Sam Mayes for
chief. Indeed, it is a very hard
question for any man to answer as
to why he is National or Downing,
and if there be a difference, to
state tho difference. If there was
a well defined issue between tho
two political parties in this nation
then every man might takn hie
placo with tho party that advocated
what he believed to be tho best for
the people. But there is no such
condition existing On the con
trary, the real issues that do exist
are studiously ignored by both the
Dawning and the National parties,
Vut when two nidi men at II B.
Hot Md S. II. Mayes come beforo
Mm jwople as candidates for the
4w) Jfic, end that the highest
,oAoe to the gift of the Cherokee
ppl, then common sense and
fcatiwvty of purpose ought to bo the
id te a proper exercire of tho
ballot. Sam Hnyva stands befnro
tb popl not only as a successful
iarmar and stockman, but as an
hoaast ish well Can as much
be id fat Bab Rets? Everybody
know that H en not, and that
tb mm h? IiMcmI m with euspi.
oifrfi by tba p0pi federal. In
barium) witter Jm U a woeful
fidlart, wl l Um iHarge of
pabUe fluM m " eor his
'rem orjribing bt clean,
Part fatliy sbould otr ndwx
eftiMBMt eitUan to tupport u tutu
I'iNlWef Ui tio.
aww- . h.-"-1 --- -
0) (1
Changes in the public sentiment
of a nation, or of an individual,
as to that matter, aro necessarily
slow and deliberate. Old and
long established customs aro not
easily thrown off, and tho stability
of all governments is duo
largely to this fact. So, for twenty
yenrs or lnngor the subject nf al
lotment has been ono of moro or
less prominence, especially in this
Indian Territory, among tho five
tribes. All intelligent persons
who havo had any occasion to
know or to study tho question at
all have known all along that the
time was approaching whon it
would bo absolutely impossible to
continue to hold land in common.
But there has been a great dread
of a change and a fooling amongst
the Indians 'that it might mean
disaster to thorn to make a change
in land tenure. Many of the pub
lic men and leaders havo from the
earliest days of tho Cherokoo gov
ernment been monopolists and
havo dono pretty much as they
pleased with tiio common property
of tho tribe. This with tho natur
al timidity of tho Indians have
mado it easy to control public
sentiment on this question. But
as tho yenrs havo gone by the
pcoplo have gradually changed
their sentiment in regard to the
land tenure They havo not only
become dissatisfied with tho con
dition of their own government
but have recognizod the great dan
ger from without. They havo not
failed to sco how unstable land
tenure must necessarily bo when
held in common, and that there
was absolutely no security to the
citizen in the ownership of their
homes. This fact, through tho
force nf circumstances, lias at last
dawned upon the common people
and thoy can never be hood-winked
again into believing that it is
possiblo to get protection in any
other way tha'i by .illotment.
It must be a mighty small town
that is not largo enough to claim
a commissioner's court these days
and the number of "commercial
centers" in this country is simply
Fhom present indications it
seems that tho freedmen are to
have thincs pretty much their
own way. It is said that tho Wal
lace roll, without doubt, is to be
taken as a basis for the now cen
eus, and that all admitted by the
Wallace court and their defendants
are citizens.
Work Will Be Under Way Within
Ten Days WlthaForoo of
160 Men.
Washington, D. C, March 20.
When tho Indians of the civil
ized tribes see the surveying par
ties scatter through their beloved
reservations, marking oat the
townhhips and running the section
lines, they will begin to realize
that the 'tribal relationship is
doomed. The work will be under
way within ten days. G. W.
Hawkins, of the geological survey,
has already started for the Uri ri
lory. Charles W. Fitch, tho t?
pographer, will go down this trcflc.
lie will havo charge of the work
in the field. The parties aro now
being organized. The force will
embrace 100 men. It will be di
vided into four standard line par
ties, two triangulation parties and
the subdividing parties.
Mr. Gannett, of tho geological
survey, under whoso direction the
work is to bo conducted, believes
that beforo the force is withdrawn
at the close of the season al least
half of the Indian Territory will
havo been laid oil in sections. The
Chickasaw nation was sectionized
many years ago. That work was
done by contract. Ihe present
survey win noi go over mat work,
but will start from a point on the
eastern boundary of the Chickasaw
nation. The baso line which was
established in the Chickataw na
tion will be used for a beginning by
tho present survey. It will be ex
tended out eastward into the Choc
taw country. A meridian will be
established and from a point about
midway of the eastern boundary of
mn unictcasaw nation; ilia surrey
will go on eastward and north,
Tho headquarters of the corps
will probably be at McAlister. The
western portions of the Choctaw
and- Creek reset vaiions and pur
haps a part of the Cherokeo coun
try, will ho finished this season
Along with tho division Into town
ships and sections, two triangula
tion parties will operate and pre
vent accumulating errors in town
ship lines. It is tho Intention to
do the woik very thoroughly, and
the probability Is that the Indian
Territory will receive a much bet
tcr survey than most of the wes
tern states and territories.
'The sinato was willing to fco
tho survey completed this year,
and appropriated tho sum required
for the entiro territory 8 100,000,
but tho economists a the house
were so anxious to keep undor tho
billion dollar mark that they cut
the suivey item in two. That is
why only half tho torntory will bo
surveyed this year.
With all tho invoftieution car.
ried on by the scientific bureaus of
uio government, u is surprising
how little has been learned about
tho Indian Territory. Thut coun.
try s terra incognita in respect to
its geology and its mineral resour.
cos. It possesses inugnificcnt coal
fields, but the extent of them is
hut vaguely guesed at. Thro in
no official data on tho subject, Of
the character of tho country .i
short distance from the railroads
Jjexl to npthlrig is known,
Tho Work of tho Enlarged Dawoa
OommlBsion Fully Dotermtnod
Upon Red Men to Bo Entrusted
With Full Control of Lauds as
Soon as Oompotont.
KaniatCltj 8lir.
Washington. March 23. Tho
policy which tho government will
pursue during the next two years
in iU ondoavor to solvo tho Indian
question has been definitely form
ulalcd. Somo features of it havo
been indicated by actions and de
cisions of tho interior department
of recent months, but thn crystal
lization of government purpose in
to a definite policy has necessarily
been dependent upon tho results
of tho various alternative endeav
ors thai havo tentatively and ag
gressively been mado. It is pos
siblo now accurately to present
that matured policy in satisfactory
The future atlitudo of tho gov
ernment with respect to the five
civilized tribes will bt? found to
conform closely to tho policy
agreed upon. Its details aro of pe
culiar interest to Oklahoma and
filled with vital significance to the
Indians themselves, it win no
fortunate, indeed, for them if thoy
tako observant note of tho oppor
tunity now presented to them and
profit by it. Never acain may ue
extended to these penplo such
helpful endeavor to advance them
to citizenship and al the same limo
securely guard their matt rial inter
ests, lhis administration win
not rob the Indians to enrich the
settler, but its gunrdianship can
not extend beyond its own tenure.
The Indians, moreover, will have,
during tho next two year?, tho
consciousness that in dealing with
the administration tney are deal
ing with friends sincerely desirous
of their 'lasting welfare, and nut
with cureless guardians bent only
on wasting their ward's estates.
When tho Dawes commission
shall presently return to tho ter
ritory and resume its labors, its
members will bo increased by two.
Tho now members will bo Frank
Armstrong and ex-Congressman
Montgomery of Kentucky. The
ono has given a good portion of
his life to Indian affairs, and lias
always been accounted ono of the
most steadfast friends of tho In
dians. The other's congressional
service has not been of a character
especially to acquaint him with
the subject ho will bo brought to
consider but lie is an ablo man
and a just one. There have been
rumors of other charges in the per
sonnel of the commission than the
one affected by the increased mem
bership, but whatever the degree
of authority that may attend their
repetition, it is settled that tho two
named will be the new members
And whatever the personnel of tho
commission, in its negotiations
with the Indians it will unques
tionably conduct them in accord
ance nilh the policy of tho govern
ment. First The Indian tribes mny
lay aside the fear thai thoy will be
coerced into statehood, either as
a separate state or as a portion of
Oklahoma. Ihe Uklahomans too,
who have labored hero so zealous
ly and capably, although unsuc
cessfully, lor statehood, will con
serve their energies if they direct
them to the erection of a state
within the present Oklahoma ter
ritorial boundaries, unless they
are content to wait until such timo
as the Indians ma' bo prepared
for statehood and willing to merge
their territory with the sister one.
Second The Indians will not
be required or ecn advised to
abandon their local forms of gov
ernment or to sell all of their
lands. It will be tho policy
of tho government rather,
in tho instances where ii
will conduce most to their benefit.
to have them retain ownership of
all the lands that they can profit
ably utilize. But unceasingly tho
Indians will be urged to make
partition in severalty with right of
alienation only as to their mem
bers who by education or business
ability have, as individuals, reach
ed a stage fitting them for the pru
dent conduct of their affairs, the
others not to have such rights at
present. Tho former will bo en
titled to do with their lands as
they please.occupying toward them
that inalienable relation of owner
ship which attaches to a land
owning citizen elsewhere in the
United Stales. As to the others,
their holdings are to be inalicri
able until such time as the Indian
bureau sliall,as to each individual,
decide as to his business fitness
and pending his complete eman
cipation from governmental guar
dianship, the sale of such parts of
his potuojsions as may bo necos
Bary for the profitable utilization
of supervision. These policies
will henceforth steadfastly be
urged upon the attention and ac
ceptance of the five tribps
i bird Tho tribes will be urged,
in their tribal capacity, to sell
tracts of commercial lands direct
to settlers. All of them havo hold
ings vastly in excess of what
would bo required for divisional
purposes, and they will be advis
od to soil tho surplus possessions.
Tho methods of the past are to be'
abandoned in tho event of tho suc
cessful operation of tho policy de
terminudupon. They will not be
asked to convey title to tho gov
ernment and tho government in
turn convey to settlers, but thev
mro to be authorized to thcmselvea
convey directly to settlers and
ponvert the money into their treas
uriee. This plan wholly dispen
ses with governmental interven
tion, doos away with unsatlsfao
lory "openings'1 and disposes of
the surplus lands )n a business
liko way, with profit alike to In
dian and settler. Precisely as it
will bo sought, if the Uawps coin
mission successfully executes (he
government's policy to makd tho
tribes thus to disposo of their sur
plus lands, It is proposed to en
able individual Indians to .disposo
oi their allotments in severally,
when and to whom thoy chooso.
Ono result of this Will doubtless bo
to convert into citizens tho thous
ands who havo now beon adjudgod
intruders, and permanently to cm
body in tiio tribes a class of pco
plo who, by long residence in tho
Indian country and associations
with the pcoplo aro readily assimi
lable, if not ni.w assimilated. Tho
adoption of this policy will inovit
ably result in a gradual but sure
inicrmingling of tho whitos and tho
Indians under conditions of com
mon citizens); p of tho republic
and of reciprocal, 'isteadof antag
onistic interest
Fourth Tho Indians will bo
advispd to part ivitli tho title in
fco to towns and townsitcs in tho
territory to the end that tho head
system may bo wholly abolished
and that rights of complete owner
ship may accruo and uo transfer
able. Upon such members of tho
several tribes as remain hostile
to tho purposes of tho government
tho development of theso towns
and the improved conditions thut
must rosull from tho changed ten
ure of tho holdings r.;o expected
to bo an object lesson of tho great
est value.
Such, in brief, are tiio features
of iho government's policy with
relation to Iho Indian question of
the Indian Territory during the
next two years. Tho reorganized
Dawes commission will present it
to tho several tribes successively
and moro fully. It lies within the
power of tho Indians to defeat the
government's purpose, but by so
doing thoy assume uninsurable
risks as to tho future. Tho next
administration.lt is readily con-
ceivauie, may wipe oui existing
conuiiiona wiiuout n uiuugiii iur
the welfare of the Indians and
after tho deluge discuss points of
equitable- consideration witli tho
tubmerged. This is tho plain ex
position of tiio terms that will be
offered to them Ihoy must ac
cept them or throw themselves up
on tho mercy of those to follow,
who may regard a settler with a
vote as worth a score of Indians
without one.
Captain Woodson to-day took
his Cheyenne andArapahoo wards
back tb their Oklahoma homes.
They have seen much and go back
well sntii-iied with the treatment
accorded to them, 'hut with tho
purpose of their coming still un
settled. Thoy wore themselves
divided as to Iho use of the funds
to their credit and their solemn
councils broke up in disagree
ments. A grand council will be
held on their return.
Under the terms of the Indian
Territory judicial act tho commis
sions issued to the new judges,
marshals and attorneva run onlv
to tho end of tho next session of
congress. All will be renominat
ed, however, promptly upon the
convening of the next congress.
There has been some absurd
gossip that congress failed to make
appropriations for tho expenses ol
the new courts. No provision was
incorporated in the court bill, but
on the day before adjournment
Mr Vilas secured the passage of
an act appropriating $50,000 fur
thut purpose.
Motes From tbo Seat of Unolo
Bern's Great Court.
rant Smiiii, Ark , March ii.
Tbe sensatidn of tho week is tho
investigation of tho police. The
sessions of the investigating com
mittee aro largely attended. All
tho developments so far have been
against Chief of Police Sunott, but
nearly all havo come from parties
who are known to bo his enemies.
Saturday morning, Wilson Dav
enport heard some parties trying
to get into his lioutio and went out
to investigate. One of the would
be burglars fired at him. This
morning tho polico arrostcd a
young sneak thief and on search
ing him found a revolver conceal
ed in his pant leg, ono chamber of
which had been recently fired They
think they have one of tho burg
lars. Mrs. Dr. Main, the richest wo
man in western Arkansas, died
yesterday morning. She would
have been seventy years old to
morrow. George McKlroy, Henry Hook,
Charles Hook, Thomas Stuflie
bean.Dr.Iiand, murder; verdict not
John Cook, Dave Cook and Dell
Moore, larceny; verdict not guilty.
John Tato and Clarence l'Mdy,
selling Choctaw beer; fined twenty
dollars each.
George T. Hughes, setting up
unregistered stil);30 days and 8100
Charles Ilogers, selling; JJ0 days
and $100.
Columbus Springwatcr, intro
ducing; one hour and fine 815.
Frank butter, introducing; 20
days and t'M.
George England, introducing; 30
davs and 850.
rinli Hrnnl? aAlltiii? fWl itava ftrwl
Assa Jackson, selling; 30 days
aiid 8100.
I Charles Pheasant and Johnson
AVhitmin, introducing and selling;
iv unya aim oiw.
John Jones, introducing and
selling; GO days, 8150,
Pratt Phillips, larceny; 00 days
in jail.
Gabo Philips, receiving stolon
property, throo years at Albany.
Lee Kdelbuo, larceny; 00 days.
Asa Frcezo, Hen nnd Louis
Brown, larceny; 20 days,
Charles Page and Charles Smith,
larceny) 100 days,
Caleb Bowling, selling and illi
cit distilling, (JO daye and 8300.
Mart Wood?, introducing; IS
days and 81C
George lfarris,carrially knowing
female under 10, convicted of fon-
onion and sentenced to six months
in jail.
John Green, larceny; vordlct ol
not guilty from box.
Charles Bobbins, stealing mail;
verdict not guilty from box. Ho
was charged together with Jim
French with holding up tho Tali
loquah mail back In 1803.
John Hicks, murder; Vordict not
guilty. Hicks was present on Fob.
1-1, 181)2, whon Stan Howe shot
Jack Colvard down, in tho road,
Stan Howe was scouting thou on a
chargo of murder and killed Col
r.rd becamo he feared that Col
vard was trying to trap him for
tho deputy marshals. Thoy had
beon aiadanco at Jim Howe's tho
night provious and indulged in a
drunken debauch from which they
had not recovered. Tho govern
ment claimed that Hicks enticed
Colvard to hi3 death and ono wit
ness, who was 200 yards away
sworo that ho heard Hicks toll
Colvard, "Pull oil your hat Jack,
and dlo liko a man."
ToRooovor Oommlaslono Potd by
Under dalo of March 12, tho act
n g attornoy-genoral granted per
mission to bring suit to recover
commissions paid by tho Dela
wares for securing disbursements
of their funds. His letter to
Messrs. Cravens, Jamison & Cra
vens, counselors at law, Ft. Smith,
is ns follows.
I havo to acknowledge tho re
ceipt of your commissions of tho
27lh of October and 23rd of No
vember last, asking permission to
sue in tho namo ol tho United
States, and at the instance of Dr.
William Maim as informer, under
the provisions of section 2103 of
revised statutes of tho United
States to recover from tho estate of
ono Charles Journoycakc, certain
moneys alleged to havo been col
lected by said Journeycake for the
Delaware Indians or individual
Indians of that tribe, without tho
approval of any contract for such
collection by tho secretary of tho
interior. You aro granted per
mission as requested to bring buit
in tho namo of tho United States,
for tiio purpose named in said
section 2103, revised statutes of
tho United States, upon condition
that there shall first bo exocutcd
and delivered a bond or stipu
lation to the United States to bo
approved by the United States din.
trict attorney for tho distncl in
which suit shall be brought, and in
such sum as said United States at
torney shall direct, conditioned
that tho said infomer shall pay all
costs and expenses of overy char
acter whatsoever incident to said
suit, so fast as the same shall ac
crue, and that the United States
shall be saved harmless from all
costs, expenses and charges in
connection with tho samo. Tho
said bond or stipulation, when ex
ecuted to be delivered to said
United States attorney. Tho gov
ernment will retain the usual
supervisory power and powers of
direction over the conduct of said
A Pension Deolalon.
The attitude of the government
in the matter of pensions was de
clared last week by the supremo
court, in an opinion by Justico
Urower. to ho lima: "Conpress
can uivoor withhold neiisionB.mav
prescribe who sh'all receive, and
determine all the circumstances
and conditions under which any
application therefor shall be pros
ecuted. No man has a legal tight
to a pension, and no man lias legal
right to interfere in the matfer of
obtaining pensions for himself or
others. Ttio wholo control of tho
mattor is within tho domain of
congressional power."
This declaration was incidentitl
to tho court's opinion upon the
appeal of Henry N. Frisue, who
was convicted and sentenced to
threo months' imprisonment by
the circuit court for the eastern
district of Louisiana under an in
dictment charging that he demand
ed a greater earn than 810 for pros
ecuting a pension claim in viola
tion ol the'act of June 27, 1890,
which placed that limit upon tho
attorney's fee. The justices said
it is within the undoubted power
of the government to restrain some
individuals from all contracts, as
well as all individuals from con
tracts, and refcired to contracts for
tho purchase or sale of lottery
tickets in that connection. After
stating that a pension cranlcd by
tho covorument is a matter of
bounty: that no pensiouor had a
vested legal right to his pension;
that congress had the right to
give, withhold, distribute, or re
call them, Justice Brewer said:
"Haying power to legislate in
this wholi- matter, to prescribe the
conditions under which parties
may assist in procuring pensions,
it lias tho power to enforce by
penal provisions compliance with
its requirements. Thero caji bo
no roasouablo question of the con
stitutionality ol this statute." The
conviction was sustained.
A Good Showing.
Tho fifty-second annual state
ment of tho Mutual Life has just
been issued showing the opera
tions of the company for the yoar
of 1891, and is published in this
paper. Tho figu.es speak for
themselves. Compared with the
financial results of 1893, the report
Increaso in total incomo.80,007,
724,20; increaso In premium In
come, 82,528,825 84: increase in
astcts, 817,931.103.82: increase in
surplus, 81,570,718 01; Increaso of
insurance in force, 861,923,039.90.
' Tho company paid to tho hold
ers of its policies on account of
claims by doath 8ll,029,701.01.and
for endowments, annuities, divi
dends and other payments to liv
ing members $9,169,102.14. It in
creased Its reserve fund, to guar
anteo the futuro payment of all
claims, from 8108,755.071.23 to
8182,10'),-i50.M, an addition for
the year ot $13,351,38-1 91.
, , ,-g-jaaw
A Masonic lodge is to he organ
tied at Wagoner.
Notes From n Thrifty, Happy
Things oro lively at tho
now: trado Is bettor than
it has
been for a long timo. As n always
has been, Falriand still booms in
grain ami hay; tho shollors run ol
most every day and almost overy
day corn rocs to tho needy in tho
Well, what do you think of the
now judgo? Wo think that ho
may bo hotter than a man from
ToxaB or Arkansas would have
been. Qno blossod thing 1b that
after May wo will not bo cursed by
having to go to Muscogeo to court.
Our town is full of strangers of
late; you can sen now faces evory
day on tho streets and in the
Pclo Stover was over from Mi
ami Saturday to seo a livo town.
Scott and Frank Audrain havo
returned from tho cattlo conven
tion in Toxas; say thoy had a flno
J. W. Chandler camo in today
to visit hie family, alter being in
attendanco at his school at Bluo-
iackot. Mr. Clawson. editor of
tho Bluejackot Heportcr is visit
ing with Mr. Chanulor.
Tho Ford Drug Co. and K. Y.
West, have, Phoenix liko, risen
out of tho ashes and both put on
a bold front.
D W. Vann and son aro build
ing a largo addition toHheir store.
Peoplo aro planting corn here
this week, frost or no frost.
Everybody seems to bo busy
here; tho saw and tho hammer
make sweet music to cheer tho
carpenter on his weary way.
John Washington is convales
cing, after a long spell ol typhoid
James Anderson, of Neosho, or-
fean vender,gave us a pleasant call
Tho political pot boils but slow
ly here; Maeys saoma to bo In the
Once moro the festivo schooner
is roaming over tho country. It
seems as though tho pcoplo r.re
never satisfied to leave well
enough alone.
Taken as a whole, times hero aro
much boter than ono year ago and
seem to bo improving slowly.
Noway Notes Gathorod From all
Tho mayorof Ft. Gibson has is
sued a statement to the effect that
there is no small pox at that town
and that there has been nono.
Free vaccination is offered at
Neosho has a hayseed band.
Ordinarialy that is not a good
namo but for a country brass band
it is probably all right.
Tho petrified hog found in an
old shaft at Granby some two
weoks ago is beyond doubt a case
nf genuine petrifaction ol flesh.
The fact that it was a hoc can not
be doubted sinco the part above
water had decomposed whilo the
hair and bones wero still intact.
The claim that flesh will not pet
rify Is disproven by this case and
the petrified man caso is still open
for discussion even to scientists.
There teems to bo nothing under
tho sun which tho soil and water
.ofsouthwest Missouri aro not can
able of producing. NeoshoTimes
O. S. Smlser, of tho Atoka Inde
pendent family, was married last
week to Miss Clara Mooro
Klsworth Welsh and Miss Mabel
Browning, daughter of the officiat
ing clergyman, were married at
Wyandotte recently.
Shooter Jones and Ab Workman
of Seneca, visited tho river, Satur
day morning last, in quest' of
feathered game and captured a
large whito swan. Dispatch.
. A Hound Mrcr Jlal.cs a Hell Man.
Are J on I llintia, constipated or
Ironblftl willi Jnnmllcr, sick headache,
bid Uaie In moulh, foul breath, coat
ed tonene, dyspepsia, Indigestion, hot
dry skin, pain In bick and between
1 tie shoulders, clills and ferer, etc. I(
you have any of the tn symptoms, yoar
liver Is out of order, and y oar blood la
slowly being poisoned, because your
liver does not act propeily. ilerbino
will cure any disorder of the lirer,
stomach or bowel. It has no equal
ac a liver medicine. Price 76 cents.
Frea trial bottles at P. Uhanaban's.
ox account or
Ayer's Sarsaparilla
"For fully two )eitri, I luffrrnl from
rheuinallim, ami v frrmirntly In iucIi
tt condition that I could hurdly walk.
I irnt fonxj tlnis u Hot Kpringa, Ark.,
anil the trratnifnt litlixd me fur the
time being) but soon the complAlut re
turned and I was ai badly afflicted M
ever. Ayer's Bri.iparll!.i helng recom
mended, I reiotred to try t, and, after
using tli Iwttli-i, I was completely
curcd."-r II. Foni), QuachlU City, 1.0.
Try ox Cxmtlt, ... sol. Tr.
All legal papers drawn and ackaowl
edged. qQl11Bgi,IQNB A aPKCIAt-TV.
Can eotue at pur laakUg the Hwtijy onlol
( hard srcoqit a say mm la tke I4a T.
Wolf.- Vl
mi it Iff earM on ltd
W bff of yoa don't da tt Irat
iiMtfar lit
,r llfiit,K
nf M lltaair.
BUTTOXa it front la
ttd of Guirt.
for llona opportara.
Tpfutnd Bal
ton troVf jt.tl ,
Oonl.K!a Dotton
IdUoU to Adult.
9 jntsp
MO Abff Mw 1
1 IM III lli II m I
the stiff corset, and nov dress themselves and their
growing daughter with the Good Sense Corset Waist.
These waist's are made to conform to the natural
beauty of the human form, permitting full expansion
of the lungs and freedom of motion.
We have these to fit all ages from infants to adults
in drab and white.
We also carry a full line of the .
Perfect fitting, all colors, including the j
summer style. Prices varying from
75c to
We make a specialty....
Prices Alway Right.
K. X.
First National Bank,
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.00.
surplus 'isa1' $25,000.00.
SECURITY is the Foundation of Banking.
. Time Lock.
Electric Alarm. c
Insurance Against Robbery.
Liability of Stockholders.
A Pyramid
Your T3n.si.nc.ss Solicited.
S. S. Cohb, Oliver Bngby, B. P. Forlnor, G. W. Bock,
K. N. IlitlclIU, M. E. MUford, W. A. Graham,
J. O. Hall, W. B. IlalsoU, B. B. Fraysor, II. C. Cook.
WE wish to announce to
lie generally, that we are now open and ready for bus
iness. The old Patton stock which we purchased
recently is about closed out and we have just finished
opening one of the finest and best assorted stocks of
Dry Goods,
Gent's Furnishing' Goods.
Shoes, Clothing, Groceries,
That was cvor brought to this (own. Our stock may not bo so largo
ns somo claim to have, but wo hiye tho assortment and the
prices and wo Intend to keep constantly on hand lor tho inspection
of our patrons the newest and mo.it stylish things that tho market af
fords, nt as low pricos as aro consistent with fair doallng, V'o havo all
pf Iho latest and nicest things in Ladios' Dress Goods and trimmings
to match and would especially invjt them to visit our
Store,. Wo do not quote prices hero, it costs monoy. Como in and'
examine our slock, you will ilnd ovorythinij marked in plain figures. '
Wo havo no. loaders in our fbro. Do you know what a lender is? ir
you don't know wo will tell you, A leader is somo llttlo articlo that
u merchant will i;lvo for lets than It cost, and then go for you on 'some
thing you don't know the value of. Wo intwid to conduct our ww
liieiis on tho old and time honored principle of ve and let live.
Your llttlo son or daughter can buy goods from m m cheap as you cm,
nnd wa guarantee to all their money's worth We havo cndeavoMU
to establish uniformity in our priori thftt wUl gworautce to us Mfaty
ill uur business and to our patrons ntir salUttion. This is a
family stc-re; com)n aftd brlnr the children and ,
make yourselves t horn. .
Patton's Old Stand.- S. S,CO$13i.
healthful tkess arc per
fcctccl in.
Good Sense
Corset Waists
Thousands of sensible
women have discarded
Pleasing Everyone.
...... -H
II. U. lM)K,
of Security!
our friends, and to the ntitS

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