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. M. XAKKS, Eellter.
HVE. XILVOKB, Maacr.
Vinita, Ind, Teb., Aug. 15, 1805.
Stop your growling; don't
know tho olcctlon is bvor?
The question now boforo tho
American peoplo ia, shall -wo havo
hull fighting at Atlanta?
A a heat many of our exchanges
prosont a docidedly flat appear
nnco sinco tho election.
Cor,. Scunnun is said to havo
ncodlosflly partakon of a large bait
oi crow. Tho colonol'e liver seems
to havo had a quantity of bilo on
According to cminent(?) au
thority tho new Delawaro sonators
-will introduco no bills in council,
on account of not being ablo to
Tub secretary of tho interior baa
decided that sottlors on tho Choro
kco Strip who "mado tho run"
from Indian reservations aro not I n0Wspaper, and
entitled to lanu.
Botii political parties havo put
themselves oh record durinc tho
lato campaign in regard to tho
rights of adopted citizens. It now
remains to bo seen what either or
both will do.
M0ULlfF.1t OF rUKLIO OPINIO!!.
'Gus Ivby was up last week for
tho purpo&o of contesting tho olcct
ion. 'Gus thinks there wore too
many votes cast in Coowcescoowoo.
Tho National party has not yot
lcarnciHo givo up gracofully when
it is beaten. t
There is absolutely nothing moro
unsatisfactory than boing "soro"
ovor tho results of an election.
Political dofoat really amounts
to nothing and no niaa can afford
to pino over personal defeat or
that of his party.
"TnE blood of tho martyrs is tho
aeod of tho church," but from the
way missionaries aro being be
headed in China it would seem
that tho Christian world had
enough of that kind of "scod."
Turn Japan loose again.
Whatovcr may bo tho ultimato
outcomo of tho effort to build a
nowspaper on tho ruins of the
Champion, tho fact must stand
that as a political lovor, and as a
a competitor of
The Chieftain, tho venturo is a
signal failure '
A year ago the plans for a great
newspaper, one that wouiovcope
TRUTH XQl' MUB-SUKGIKfJ.
Tho Musoogeo Phoonlx is great
ly worried ovor tho condition of
affairs in the Cherokee nation, es
pecially at what it is pleased to
call tho "showers, of mud its news
papers and politicians throw."
And out usually ploasant contem
porary gives vent to its great per
plexity in nearly a column edi
torial tirade against Chorokoo
newspapers and Chorokeo political
methods in general. Thk Chief
tain Is of tho opinion that may bo
our Musk'ogco neighbor don't know
a great deal about what it is just
now taking an undua interest in.
And it bases that opinion on tho
Phoenix's report ot tho Chorokeo
election. The Phoenix says:
"Tho Nationals and Downings
had a dog fall in tho Chorokeo
olections Monday. Tho Downings
elected Mayes and Swimmer for
first and second chief by a majority
of 470, and tho Nationals took
everything else. They elected tho
treasurer, auditor, supromo Judge,
tho sonato and hou.se, ana tins
means that tho Nationals will or
ganizo both branches of tho legis
lature, appoint tho committees and
olect all officors to bo elected by
joint ballot of tho legislature
Mayes' majority was a surprise
even to his friends."
Now this clearly shows that not
withstanding tho Phoenix is
printed almost within a stono's
At Fort Smith almost under tho
shadow of tho federal court, tho
greatest criminal court in tho
world, where whiskey is sold to
Indians 3G5 days in tho year, there
is docketed ono solitary caso of
soiling liquor to Indians.;
Iftiieuejso single citizen in
tho Chorokeo nation who hasn't
a cornfortablo home (and thero
aro many such) that citizen is or
should bo in favor of allotment,
becauso that is tho only way such
a ono will over get a homo without
buying it at a high prico.
When J. Milton Tumor advised
tho colored people of the Cherokee
nation to voto for Sam Mayes ho
did no more than honesty and a
desiro to do tho very best for his
clients would prompt him to do.
Turner could not havo conscien
tiously advised bis pooplo any
Theue is said to bo a largo and
very active elemont among the
Choctaws that aro in favor of tho
allotment of lands, A moeting
was held at Atoka last Saturday in
which it was determined to insist
on the allotment of lands and to
co-oporato with tho Dawes om
mission to that end.
Mo6T any kind of a nowspaper
can pitch in and print a fow copies,
but when it comes to printing
ovory week in tho year it is a very
different thing. It requiros both
brains and monoy to run a nows
paper, and when either is out of
proportion to tho other, failuro
comes just as sure as night follows
Whether allotment is coming
soon or not, it cannot be denied
that a great many citizens aro talk
ing about it and they talk as if
they oxpected it to occur at no dis
tant day. Thero aro ono of two
things that must happen and that
very soon allotment or an act
that will rostrict tho settlement of
tho public domain so that no citi
zen can occupy moro than his or
her prorata sharo.
At tho beginning of tho cam
paign all tho little ono horse news
papers, nearly, in tho country
were pitching into Thk Chieftain
and suying nil manner of moan
things. After a timo The Chief
tain turned in and roasted tho
whol8 crowd in regular "McDuff"
etylo. It had to bo done. Thon
h groat cry wont up from certain
quartorJ inside and ouUldo tho
Cherokee nation, "throwing
mud!" "Tho Uhcrokco papers aro
ihrowiuu mud at each otherl" if
Twk Ciukktain had lain still and
ct retail fttoI tho snmo people and
Ui taniu.(.wm)iii)ers would soon
Mv Ihwm exclaiming: ''Thk
CiirrAlx can't answer tho
ohg, therefore thy wut he
(ira." Vow will tb pw of the
I ' "
with The Chieftain, and ono that
could represent tho opposition,
wcro laid. It was given outtbatia
now paper was to be born that
would astonish tho natives. It
was uthored into tho world with a
great flourish of trunipots. Tho
proprietors wcro laughing in their
sleoves as to how they would soon
step in, take all the business,
sway tho oloctions, and mold pub
lic opinion to suit themselves.
But alas, "tho best laid plans
mice and men gang aft agleo."
Tho idea seemed to be to swoop
down upon thb country, and tako
it by surprise liko storming a fort.
To carry out this plan tho mighty
intcllect(?) of M. Frazeo was em
ployed. The mutteringa of the
coming conflict could bo distinctly
heard all along tho lino. Tho
Champion pitched into pretty
much everything and everybody.
It displayed an enormous aggre
gation of brain, belligerence and
brutality. It seemod to havo a
spito at tho better element of tho
town, but moro csnecially did it
unload its bilo upon tho devoted
heads of tho editor and manager
of this paper. To further show its
great lack of judgment It espousod
the cause of R. B. Ross and the
National party in tho campaign.
Frozco strutted up and down tho
streets, paper in hand, with his
finger firmly placed on some choice
paragraph to show to anyone who
had time to be bored with tho old
man's silly twaddlo. But by and
oy me crasn came mo uuuuiiu
wholmlngly against Frazee and
tho Champion. The old man
couldn't faco tho music; couldn't
stand tho jeers of tho boys around
town. Tho hotel lobby had no
moro charms for him. Tho know
ing ones had begun to wink at
each other a week before tho elec
tion. Wben tho returns began to
come in Frazee commencod getting
ready to leavo town, and ho did
lcavo and has not returned yet.
It is said that ho is at Claremore
on ono of his old time drunks.
But what has become of the paper?
Well, tho editor left, tho manager
loft, tho printers left. There Is
only ono word In tho English lan
guage that can express it and that
Mechanical oxperts believo
that electricity will very soon su
percede steam on railroad lines
whore Irequent stops arc to bu
made and the great Baldwin loco
motivo works havo been consoli
dated with thn Westinghouso Elec
tric Co. It is estimated that with
in a short time an engine will bo
manufactured which upon a
straight track and good road-bed
will attain a speed of 150 miles an"
The stories that aro being circu
throw of tho Chorokeo border that
it Is woefully ignorant of the meth
ods and ubages, and of tho extent
of tho election just held In the
Chcrokeo nation. Mayes didn't
got a majority of 470, aha tho Na
tionals didn't got "everything
clso." Thero was no treasurer
elected at all, neither was thero an
auditor nor a supremo judgu voted
for. As to mud-throwing it may
bo said very truthfully that if thero
is any corruption or crookedness
that has not been pretty thorouch-
o'ily exposed by tho press of tho
Chcrokeo nation, both during and
between campaigns, tho Phoenix
will be doing the country an ines
timable scrvico by telling jnst what
it is and who aro tho guilty par
ties. And it can bo added that so
long as it tells tho truth it need
not fear tho conscqucnccs;that truth
is not mud.
Forty days and $110,
Jacob Diiko, same;
sixty uays anu uu.
Rufus llollonbaugh, samo: ploa
guilty. Ninety dayo and $200.
Allen Whltfiold, same; plea
guilty. Sixty nays ana iw,
Walter Johnson, alias Smith,
samo; plea guilty. Foity-fivo
days and $100.
lllloy Snowden, larcony; plea
guilty, 120 days.
Wallor Konnody, Bamo; plea
guilty, GO days.
Charles Foucli, samo; ploa guil
ty. Two years.
Guy Marshall, samo; pica guilty.
lienry Undo, alias uoiorauo,
samo; nollo prosacd.
Frank Carver, murdor; writ of
error and stay of execution issued.
Hugh Williams, murdor; ar
raigned and plead not guilty.
Oconto Hazlowood. assault; ver
dict not guilty.
Crawford Goldsby, alias Chero
ked Bill, murder; verdict guilty.
Sentenced to bo hanged Sept. 10.
Lou Bonham, introducing and
olli ng; verdict not guilty.
, Joseph Williams, assault; ver
Thos. J. Thornton, murdor;
Tho following cases wore
norcd bv tho crand iurv:
Ilonry Hamilton, robbery; Geo.
Cotter, larceny; J. P. Whito. for
nidation; Jack Williams, intro
ducing malt liquor; John Parker,
larcony; ' Henry Hitcher, Intro due
ing; waiter Conn, larcony;
Parley, violating intercourse
George Island, introducing.
rUTOlt CKEEK I'lOXIC
Woman's Version or tho Lato Po
Club whisky fifteen years old.
Much of tho lawlessness in tho
Indian Territory Is caused by theso
death-dealing advertisements. I
do not believe I would overdraw
it if I should say nino.tcnths of
tho victims of tho famous Ft.
Smith gallows camo thoro through
drinking; Ft. Smith whisky adver
tised in tho Elovator.
Mns. Julbtta Joiidan,
Supt. ol Litoraturo for tho W.O.T,
U. of Ind, lor.
Ruby, I. T., Aug. fi, 1895.
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All this talk about contesting
Sam Mayes election is tho veri
est rot. Thero is absolutoly no
grounds for a contest; tho majority
was simply ororwholming. But
the crowd that is now clamoring
for a contest is tho same clement
if not the samo individuals that
caused all tho trouble eight years
ago, and brought Gon. Armstrong
down on us with tho United States
government back of him, and tho
samo thing will bo repeated again
if allowed. Sam Mayes has re
ceived a majority of the voto of tho
Chcrokeo nation and will bo seated
in November. Verily, they die
V FORT SMITH LE1TKK.
Oherokeo 11111 Conrlctcd and Sentenced
to Execution September 10.
Chorokeo Bill has been tried and
convicted for tho murder of Larry
Kcatinc, ono of tho guards at tho
United States jail, on July 26.
The priboners had planned to es
capo and Chcrokeo Bill had se
cured a pistol to mako the guards
surrender thoir pistols and the
koys. Chorokeo Bill was defiant
and bold, utterly unmoved through
out the trial until a letter ho had
written lor Ben Duff was intro
duced. In the letter Bill said,
"Wo are whipping tho guards, ono
a day, and next week ono of them
is going to be killed." He hung
Ins bead then ana never looked up
again until the verdict was ren
dered. Tho jury was out only 13
minutes. Monday morning Judge
Parker sentenced Cherokee Bill to
bo hanged Sept. 10.
Rufus Buck, Meome July, Sam
Sampson, Lucky Davis and Albert
Slako, members of the Buck gang,
who havo been carrying things in
the Creek nation with such a high
hand, were brought in Sunday and
lodged in tbo U. S. jail. They aro
cbarced with robbery, rape and
murder. Fivo murders inside of
ton days is said to bo their record.
George Maledon, the oliL hang
man, wno adjusted tbo nooso and
sprang the trap at 70 executions,
K Joseph Bergolu, assault; nolle
John Etter, introducing and sel-
Si days in
When there is a largo family, if
living on a farm, cows, pigs and
poultry are to care for, wo women
tako our outings by turns. If pic
nics aro on hand, tho lato turkeys
and chickens are suro to commence
hatching, and when asked which
rffcnio will you tako, Gooso Neck
or Pryor Creek, I countod tho
profits and losses and chose Pryor
I scarcely rccocnlzed the thriv
ing littlo city to be the samo as the
scattered littlo village I visited
two voars ago. Then tho littlo
school, church land Sunday school,
sinpincs and so on. wero all held
in tho school house. Nov; it is a
city of churches and looks liko tin
educational center. But Pryor
Creek is chiefly celebrated for its
annual picnics. Tho throngs of
people romindod one of an old set
tled state. Tho grounds wero ar
ranged in streets one in particu
lar that seemed to attract great
audlcncos was named Midway
Plaisance by tho ladios who had
attended tho World's Fair at Chi
cago. Around, in oy streots, wero
beautifully decorated stands for tbo
benefit of tho different churches.
Col. Ben T. Dural was very fitting
ly chosen to mako tho opening
speech. I felt paid for tho long,
hot drivoif that had been tho only
sneecli on procram. I wondered
then and still kept wondering if
the authorities at Washington
would adopt such peaceful meas
ures as ho set forth in his dis
course. The colonel seemed but
littlo changed sinco 1 eaw him
whon I was a littlo girl, a quarter
of a century ago. I formed good
opinions of both candidates for tho
cnioftaincy; tho was no suggestion
oftbe tomahawk about either of
them. Attorney General Hastings
seemed to bo tho lion of tho occas
ion, and thero was a porcopliblo
flutter when ho camo to tbo rail
ing. I may have heard better or
atory, perhaps better logic, but
never havo 1 heard oratory, rhoto
ric and common sense so well
blended. He fairly reveled In his
subject and seemed lost to self and
porsonal appearance to tho detri
ment of his collar and cravat which
gavo me no end of anxiety fur fear
of their coming off. His Bpeech
was sublime, but thero is only ono
step you know, from tho sublime
to tho ridiculous. If I had tho
choosing of an animal to represont
an Individual or tho quality ot the
mind. I should tako tho camel,
because his strength and endurance
aro of such great utility. If list
ing's oration was tho lion, Wash
ington Swimmer's oratory was tho
camel of the occasion.
The Pryor Creek picnic and all
its oratory may grow dim in m
The Indian f rolilem.
Tho statement Is mado by Gon-
Lcral Armstrong of the Dawes com
mission, that tho moro progressiva
and intelligent Indians aro in favor
of tho difforont legislatures in tho
territory appointing r or olecling
commissioners to treat with tho
general government In respect to
tho creation of a territorial govorn
mont and tho sale of tho lands.
Thoy aro awaro that the prcsont
tribal rotations of tho Indians can
not bo maintained indefinitely,
and that, in tho absenco of co
operation on tho part of tho In
dians thomsolves, congress will bo
compelled ultimately to tako this
matter in hand, and change tho
plan of a nation within a nation,
which is tho situation under tho
In olTecting tho chango which
must be mado boforo anything like
law and order can bo established
in tho territory, ''the Dawes com
mission strongly favors tho schomo
of Indian representation in tho
preparatory negotiations, and this
viow is supported among tho Choc
taws and Kickapoos and Chero
kecs to tho extont of circulating
petitions asking thoir legislatures
to appoint commissioners to meet
tho representatives of tho govern
ment in tho caso. This is oncnur
aging, and it shows that tho crea
tion of tho Dawes commission has
been by no means fruitless. If It
has achioved no other result it has
caused many peoplo to acqulro a
moro accurato knowledge of tho
Indian question than thoy aver
possessed boforo and to form intelli
gent conclusions touching that
voxed and complicated problem.
The work of tho commission and
tho imformation which it has fur
nished to the public will persuado
oven tho sentimentalists, if thoy
aro fair, that thoro is no design on
tho partol tho government to treat
tho Indian harshly or to dolraud
him of his rights. It is proposed
to nay him a fair prico for his land
and to Bituato him in such a way
that ho will be ablo to maintain
himself by moderato industry.
Tho government cannot do moro
than this, and tho timo has como
when tho interests of civilization
will suffer if it does less. The
consensus of enlightened opinion
is that tho Indian must learn to do
for himself, and bo mado amenable
to the &ame laws to which all of
tho balance of tho population is
subjected. It has been found sub-
vorsivo of peace and order and of
sound economic policy to maintain
an Indian nation with habits and
usages entiroly distinct from those
of tho pooplo outside of tuo terri
tory inhabited by tho rod men,and
the schomo to mako tho Indian
an American cititizen-with respon
sibilities and obligations which
will tend to dovolop tho best that
is in him, cannot be rightfully
reckonod aa a hardship or an
injustice K. C. Star.
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Tho First Settler of Vlnita.
will it profit him to expend effort in
such iulo coromonics? Ho may as
well keep his bread and chcosoupon
tbo sholf and let So rats and mico
cry "havoc" undislurbod; for if ho
gets a wifo ho may bocomo on
tangled in tho inoxplicablo juris
dictions of tho divorco courts and
requiro tho sorvlcos of a clalrvoy
ant to find out whothor ho is a big
amist or a bachlor. Pooplo who
havo been allured into this dis
tressing preditamonlby tho bland
ishments of tho Oklahoma probalo
judges aro entitled to doop sym
pathy. Tho court should let do
mestic dutios alone Kansas City
Kklto Adopted Citizens.
Waooner, Aug. 10, 1895. To
tho whito adopted citizens through
out tho Chcrokeo nation: I most
respectfully request that you call
mcotlngs in your neighborhood
and olect a delegato to represent
you at this placo on tho first Mon
day in Septembor next. Thoro
will bo an election of officers for
tho next year, and other important
business to he attended to on that
day. Do not fall to ho repre
sented. Wm. Jackson,
Pros. W. A. 0. A.
Thoroughly Organized, having In Successful Opera
tion Six Departments,
Collegiate, Preparatory, Music, Art, Elocution, Business
Girls and Young Ladios hoard in tho Collego Building with tho
President. Boys and Young Mon board in Cooper Hall un
der tho supervision of a mombor ol tho faculty. Writo
to tho President for information and Catalogue
W, L CHAPMAN, A. M., Ph. D.
Fifth Yonr Boglnn
Sopt. 2, 1805.
E. N. ItATCLlFF,
II. 0. Cook,
Cash I or,
VI2STITA., IiSTX). T333B.
C A P1TAL STOCK ,$50,000.00.
surplus "ix::1"4 $26,000.00.
In cvory community thoro aro
suro to bo individuals who want
an organ either to advance their
political ambition or business in
terests, or to ahuso somebody they
hate To obtain it thoy will ict
an editor up in business, loan him
monoy and givo him patronago.
Onco having bought him thoy use
him morcilcssly. They dictato
his policy, writo his editorials, uso
his columns to vent their malice
upon others or to advanco their
nrivato schomes, and ho, poor dev
il, writhe as ho may, must print
thorn all and rcceivotho brickbats.
The real author perchanco is un
suspected and not improbably
joins in tho public abuso of the
editor. This has actually hap
pened moro than onco. An editor
had bolter bo in Hades with his
back broke Ho is not only
doomed to a life ol wrotchedncss,
but to inevitable failuro in tho ond.
Bottor a hand roller and inde
pendence than a two revolution
cylinder if it is a catspaw. Call
your soul your own or do not havo
any. It is fun to run a nowBpapcr
in a town alongside a catspaw. It
is so easy to show it up. And it
is so certain that both tho cat and
tho paw will como to grief in the
end. One will lose his monoy and
the other has lost his beforo ho
starts The Missouri Editor.
Yot) i' Business Solicited.
S.Cobb, Oliver Bagby, B. F. Forlnor, G.W.Beck,
E. N. Ratcllfl, M. E. Milford, W. A. Graham,
0 Hall. .W. B. Halsell. E. B. Fravscr. H.O.Cook.
SThe Reason Why,
....Swain's Grocery Co.
Can sell cheaper than any other firm, is, wo havo no ronl
to pay, wo buy and sell for cash, wo do our own work, and
wo givo our trade tho benefit of our savings
i5 Best Euplon Oil, per uallon
it& Axlo Grease nor box OS.SS
...-. . . .. -i
Star and Horso Shoe Tobacco, per lb
tg Loaded Shot Gun Shells, per box
,. . ..1.1 .. -
w$x-iiru iipiuu viiicK'iit iicrgunim ;iu
IA Complete Stock of Groceries
latcd that tbo Mayes forces used a
great doal of monoy In tho recent
election aro certainly without
foundation. No political party in
this country over uead less money
in carrying an election, and ouU
side of incidental expenses very
little monoy was used. The re
ports that certain of our citizpns
bought votes right and left on tho
day of tho election is simply pro-
The Watts citizenship associa
tion now call themselv Cherokee
"inhabitants." Tho tormintrudor
has doubtless become burdensome.
But undor tho Strip agreement tho
government proposes to de.l with
thorn as intruders. From accounts,
their version ol tho treaty ol 1800
has not been of any uorvlco to them
yet, inasmuch as they didn't vote
nor nltompt to voto in tho recent
election. Just when and how tho
status of these peoplo will bo set
tled is uriwlaiii, but it is a fact
tfist the government should doviw
owe wub of nettling it t an
rly fry, antf Mttlln it right,
Ung; verdict, guilty;
iaif and fiued 8105.
1-C8II0 uavis, larceny: pica,
guilty. Three years at Leaven
Charles Landrum and Napoleon
Gibson, larcony; vordict. Landrum
not guilty, Gibson guilty. Two
years at Leavenworth,
Fred Eylor, Isrcony; verdict,
guilty, Three yoars.
Claud Crawford, alias John Hill,
introducing; plea, guilty. Eigh
Will Phillips, introducing; plea,
guilty. Fifteen months.
Jim Squirrel, celling; plea, guil
ty. Thirty days and 8100.
John Pecan, Martin Starr, Victor
Darby, Antony Glense, JJames
Wasson, George Williams, Cain
Tobin. Jack Trammell, Dock
Trnmmell, John Smith, Bob Wil
son, John Allen, Steve Watts,
Walker Knight, James Scott, vio
lating intercourse law; plea, guilty.
Thirty days and 8100 each.
William Jones, retail liquor
dealer without liconso; plea guilty,
Aiph Shotwcll rotall liquor deal
er without license; plea guilty.
Thirty days and 8100.
Tom Brown, violating inter
course law; plea guilty. Seventy
day and 1900.
Frank Farrls, w, pl4 guilty.
memory, but ono sentenco from his
masterly speech, although I know
it lost much by interpretation,
was, "I opposo tho sale and indul
gence in all intoxicating liquors,
believing it to bo tho downfall of
our peoplo aud government, and
destruction of our young men."
Thero wcro others wliospoko with
great credit, hut my hostess, Mrs,
Nash, and I wero subject to tho
commands of some young Amer
icans, and wo had marching orders
towards the "raorry-go.round,"
and wo lost much of tho minor
spoaking. In ono thing only was
1 disappointed. I expected to
hear a woman sneak on some sub
ject nearest her heart. Wo wore
not oven spoKen to out wero an ine
timo in tho third person and that
the threadbare themo of culture,
beauty and feathers and flowers.
Chapter II. I have just read
Col. Duval's comments on tho pic
nic in tho Ft Smith Elevator. It
is splendid; just what I would liko
to havo said but did not know how.
I heartily indorse it all excopt tho
last sentence, and I do not imputo
that to any lack oi tho colonel's
goodness of heart, but simply an
overflight that men in general are
subject to, I agreo with him that
tho Elovator is on Intellectual
power in tho Indian Territory, but
1 have to but present the copv in
which his report of Pryor Croek
picnia is published as evidence
that it could improvo morally in
its tone. If the press has played
an important part in shaping the
morals of this peoplo, I suggest
some homo papers, with TilR
OjiikftAJN leading, The Jiill
Cook nd Oherokeo Bill cloinent
,rero first cooled perhaps by the
electric fans so glowingly de
scribed as being on Garrison ave
nue, and then heated to madness
by 1U MoBrayw-apd Kentucky
Distress la Oklahoma.
The decision of tho supremo
court of Oklahoma, declaring in
valid all divorces granted by tho
probato judges of that territory,
and holding that all subsequent
marriages of thoso bo divorced are
illegal and void, places .nany peo
plo in a delicato and distressing
situation. Supposing themselves
happily divorced, by a court of
competent jurisdiction, they have
gone ahead and assumod tho sacred
relations of matrimony and allowed
their affections to bo led down tho
flaming path of Hymen to anothor
.object of undying lovo. And now,
while securo in the sweot felicity
of a happy homo and fireside, with
tho futuro ono endless dream of
undislurbod domestic serenity,
they arc rudely awakoned and in
formed in tbo unfeeling phraseolo
gy of legal nomenclature, that tho
whole thing is without jurisdiction
and void. Timo has turnod hack
ward in its flight, with all the sinis
ter dextority of a threu card monto
man, and loft them feuling liko tho
man who was suro ho could beat
tho game. '
Tho Oklahoma court, with
strange dis'egard for tho sanctity
of tho marriaco relation, has in
vaded tho hallowed precincts of
nuptial devotion and severed tho
cord that bound loving hearts to
gether us man and wife. Well
may tho victims of this judicial
sacrilege ask If tho tios of marriugo
aro to be torn asunder so lightly.
If tho marriaco relation is to bo
trilled with in this way by tho
courts it will soon looso its holy
churactor and become but a delus
ion and a sham. Is tho homo and
tho family to bocomo tho sport of
an uncertain and wobbly jurisdic
tion? Where should wo look for a
release from tho bonds of dead
lovo if not to the probato court, tho
timo honored custodian of things
post mortem? If a court or probato
Ljudgo is so unexpectedly ascer
tained to uo without jurisdiction to
untie tho hymeneal knot wo may
never be quite sure of their juris
diction to tie Ur This decision
strikes uncertainly into tho whole
scheme of matrimony and makvs
slnglo life alono secure Here
after wo may oxpect to boo tho
marriage ceremony amended so
that tho obligation will bo some
thing like this: "To lovo, honor
and oboy until death do us part,
subject, huwovsr, to any outstand
ing man lauo contracts which may
liereaiter, in llio imcrutaulo un
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certainty of tho courts, bo found
binding on eithor of tlio contract
n U to ho seriously regretted
that the courts havo in this way
added another hazard to tho mat
rimonial lottery, for if a man
doesn't know whether or not he Is
divorced when ht is married or
mrrl4 whut is divorced, what
A ltomanco From Grore.
We shall not attempt to say it
was preconcerted but eomo how or
other, last Saturday evening when
Bessio Remsen, tho 15-ycnr-old
daughter of ex-postmastor Remsen
ot Grove, I. T , went down to tho
well near tho public highway,
bareheaded, to get a pail of wotor,
sho found her lover B. J, Broadus,
neai by with a floet team and bug
gy. Quick as a flash sho dropped
tho water pall, sprang into tbo
buggy and away th'-v flow in tho
direction of Vinitn, v T. Whon
thoy reached Car., a ferry at tho
river almost night, somo how or
other the ferryman was on the ap
proaching side of tho river with
boat rondy moored to receivo the
on coming buggy with its two hap
py souls. In less time than it
takes to tell'lt they wore glided
aorns? tho river and onco more on
solid terra firma wore splitting tho
air for their happy destination.
The ferry boat laid up for tho
night and tho ileoing couple woro
aafo from pursuit. Returning to
Grovo, tho west ond of town was
hilarious. Anvils, giant powder,
guns and pistols wero rending tho
air as tho denizens thought to 'ho
discomfiture ofex-postmaster Rem
sen and his family.
But tho ox-postmastor, deter
mined not to be out done, joined
in the saluto and fired evon noavi
or shots of ciant nowdor than his
hilarious neighbors ovor thou jht
of. Mr. Remson takes tho matter
philosophically now and Bays it is
all right. His daughtor is doubt-
loss past the legal age required by
law in tho Torrltory and no fur
thur objection will now bo rauod
to tho marriage which has proba
bly been re-consummated at Vl
nita. It will bo romemborod by somo
of our roadors that last December
Miss Bessio Remsen and B. J.
Broadus wero secretly married
very much against the wishes of
her parents. It was clalmod that
she was undor 15 yoars of ago and
tho inarriago was held illegal.
Tho match was brokon up tempo
rarily and Mr. Remsen took his
daughter away from Grovo and
placed hor in school whero sho
remaiuod Beveral months, subse
quently returning home Sho has
since boon under tho caroful sur
veilanco of hor parents and no
thought was entertained by thom
of tho contemplated olopoment.
The couplo were expected to re.
turn yesterday and doubtlees all
matters havo been sot right. Sen
Peanut hunt next Tuciuhiy night-
Tho postponed taiiut hunt occurs
at AldrlchcottageTueiay night next.
Kd Mt'Klnncy, a very hard charac
ter, beat up a man west of Nowata
Aoiiio weeks nKi ami uttcrwiirds IjV
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A Drama in Three Acts will be pre
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Monday, Aug. 19, '05,
FOR TUG UnNHPIT
OP THO -ca.
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poring this ploy
and tho public
may look for
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