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Pnbllehed Thursdays by
Tni CmxrrAix Ici.isnixo Courjuor.
D. K. MURBS, Editor.
M. E. 3IILF0RD, Manager.
Vinita, Ikd. Ter., Seit. 26,1895.
The intruders are getting ready
Ax Arkansas tramp printer is
having any amount of fun out of
the Tahlequah newspapers.
The Washington dispatches in
timate that Judge Stuart's resig
nation was not altogether of his
own accord. The story of pres
sure is not believed here.
It is expected that the Choctaw
railroad will be completed and in
operation from Wister Junction.on
the Frisco, to El Heno, on the Rock
Island, in less than a month.
Now let every voter in Vinita
that is in favor of a change in our
city government stand up and
keep on standing up until after
the first Monday in December.
It is a cold day when some In
dian Territory bandit don't get
convicted at Fort Smith. But the
supply has not been exhausted yet
as there are something like a score
in jail waiting their turn.
The chief and national council
are getting excited about monop
oly at last. It hasn't been many
moons since our delegation in
Washington was declaring in the
very strongest of language that
positively there was no monopoly
in this country.
The public debt should be paid
of course, but how about keeping
it paid. If it was paid in full to
day it would immediately begin to
accumulate again. The thing to
do is to devise some method of
keeping it paid. If it is necessary
to tax the people to meet the ex
penses of government, why of
course that should be done.
Notice to white adopted citi
zens: "There is an assessment on
all members of the White Adopted
CItizen3' association, to defray the
expenses of the delegation elected
to attend the regular session of
council in November. The amount
should be collected by the secre
taries of local organizations and
forwarded at once to Ti. M. Marrs,
secretary and treasurer, at Vinita.
If those who are so thoroughly
opposed to a division of land in
this country were to give their rea
sons, if they have any, why they
are opposed to such a measure, it
would be interesting to know them.
It is easy to understand why those
who are in possession of more
land than would be a pro rata
share if a division was had, should
oppose allotment. But to know
why the fellow -who is being de
prived of his rights should oppose
the only measure that can ever re
store to him his birthright, is dif
ficult indeed. It is probably a
fact that so far as the full-blood
Indians are concerned, they do
not understand the full scope and
meaning of what the term allot
ment may mean. There was a
time when the Cherokees had
many hundred acres per head, and
the allotment that was offered
them a decade or two ago meant
160 acres to the head and a sale of
the balance to white settlers. Al
lotment does not mean anything
like that now. In the first place
the Cherokees do not own at this
time much more than that amount
and it is not the policy of the gov
ernment to sell or deprive the In
dians of any of their land, but
rather to protect them in the own
ership of it, and to do this it is
necessary to place them in posses
sion of the land .as individual cit
izens. A campaign of education by
the press of the country might be
very profitably carried on along
THE EFFECT THE SAME.
Appopo3 to the discussion of al
lotment we should not fail to take
cognizance of the fact that it were
far more profitable to discuss the
question as to how it shall be
done. If it were possible for the
Cherokee nation to continue to hold
its lands in common in a "satisfac
tory manner it is doubtful if any
considerable portion of the citizens
of the nation would desire allot
ment. The causes that contribute
to make allotment absolutely in
evitable have been mentioned so
frequently that it is scarcely neces
sary to enumerate again. There
are a great number of reasons why
it has become the well defined
policy of the government to divide
per capita the Indian lands of the
five tribes of tbis territory, but the
bare fact that such is the policy of
the United Slates is sufficient rea
son why the reil parties at inter
est should set about some method
of doing thi only thing there is
left for them to do. The Indians
are the sole owners of the land in
lhi territory. Tln-y hold it by a
genuine patent fr-ui the United
States. The government itself
does not question the titlo to this
land, but the government is bound
by treaties as sacred and binding
as is the title, to protect
the Indian in the ownership
of it; not only against
intrusion from the outside, but
from monopoly from the inside as
well. If the government ejects
the non-citizen intruder from the
Indian domain and leaves the In
dian monopolists in possession of
vast tracts of land, the common
property of the whole tribe, then
its work is only half done; :.n fact
the homeless Indian is in as bad a
fix as if his land was in possession
of non-citizens entirely. It is a
question whether the Cherokee
nation, taken as a whole, will be
benefited by the removal of the in
truders if the land tenure is left
undisturbed. The primary object
of the removal of the intruders
from the country is that the Chero
kees may be placed in possession
of their own property. It may be
set down as a fact also that they
(the Cherokees) need tho land that
the intruders are in possession of.
Then to carry out the government
idea, the citizens of the nation
should be placed in possession,
not in common ownership but in
dividual ownership. If the gov
ernment removes the S000 or 10000
persons enumerated as intruders
from this country, it may be pre
sumed that it does so in good faith
and for tho purpose of restoring
the land to those who properly
own it. To carry out this idea of
protection to the Indians, some
plan must be adopted to keep un
lawful persons off the land, and
the way congress proposes to do
this is to place every Indian citi
zen in possession of bis or her pro
portionate share of the land, which
will leave no common domain to
be settled on by claimants to citi
zenship. In pursuing this course
the United States will not only be
able to protect against intrusion
from the outside but to prevent
monopoly by the greedy and avar
icious classes of our own citizens.
THE C00WEESC00WEE CONTEST.
If the contest of T. F. Thomp
son for John Gunter's seat in the
Cherokee senate means anything
it means that a terrible state of af
fairs exists in Cooweescoowee dis
trict. Mr. Thompson sets forth in
his affidavit that he verily believes
that 500 illegal votes were cast in
tins district at the August election.
In other words he believes that
one fourth of the men who voted
in this district had no right to do
so. This is certainlv an aw
ful reflection on the officers who
had charge of the election machin
ery in his district. It is not at all
probable that the people of Coo
weescoowee district are any more
corrupt than in other districts; in
deed this district certainly stands
well toward the head in point of
intelligence, honesty and patriot
ism. The last campaign was a close
and stubbornly fought one, but
certainly not devoid of honor.
Both political parties were san
guine of success and each watched
the other to thoroughly that fraud
could not have been practiced on
an extensive scale. The Down
ing party was as much surprised
at the majority rolled up in this
district for its candidates as were
the Nationals, and it was not until
the smoke of battle began to roll
away that either party knew on
whose banners victory would
But the contest is made and Mr.
Gunter's friends and the Downing
party propose that the matter shall
be investigated thoroughly. They
are more than willing that every
scintilla of fraud shall be brought
to light. Every fraudulent vote
can and will be found, and for
Some 'of the Nationals say apol
ogetically that they don't expect to
seat T. F. Thompson but only
want to show fraud at the election.
Tnen if that be the object why not
prosecute the offenders under the
provision of law in such cases. If
that be the object why ask Mr.
Thompson to make the affidavit he
does, setting forth allegations that
cannot be proven, and that no
The election of John Gunter and
W. C. Rogers to the senate was
the honest expression at the polls
of the very best element in this
country. The men who advocated
the election of these men would
scorn the idea of obtaining any
thing by fraud. Let the contest
proceed. Lot the perpetrator of
fraud be dragged out into tho light.
Let the man with a majority be
seated, and if any are foolish
enough to think this contest is a
stepping stone to the counting out
of Sam Mayes for chief, put such
thought awai' from you, for the
majority must and shall rule, re
gardless of anything.
The resignation of Judge Stuart
lias developed a contest between
Judges Springer and Kilgore as (o
whom shall be supreme judge, by
THE SENATORIAL CONTEST.
A Remarkable AflldaTit bj Mr. T. F.
Thompson Touching the Election.
Cherol- nation, Coowtetcoowec district, to
nnv lawful officer, greeting:
1 ou are hereby commanded in
the name of the Cherokee nation,
to proceed and serve the attached
notice of contest, of T. F. Thomp
son against John T. Gunter, for
scat m the senate branch of the
national council; serve them with
in the time and return them with
in the time required by law.
Herein fail not.
Given under my hand and seal
this 14th day ot beptember, lb)o.
seal Joe M. Lahay,
Clerk Cooweescoowee Dist.,C.N.
Before me, Joe M. Lahay, clerk
of Cooweoscoowee district, C. N.,
this day comes T. F. Thompson,
who on oath states that he, T. F.
Thompson and John Gunter were
candidates for the office of senator
from said district, that is to say a
seat in the senate branch of the
national council in the Cherokco
nation, at the late general election,
held on the fifth day, the first Mon
day in August, 1S95. That tho
clerk of the district aforesaid, after
counting the votes as returned by
the judges and clerks of the sever
al precincts, gave the certificate of
election to the said John Gunter.
That the said T. F, Thompson
received as h6 verily believes a
majority of the legal voles cast,
and is entitled to said certificate
of election, and therefore believes
that ho has good and sufficient
grounds for contesting the seat of
the said John Gunter and tor
grounds for such contest alleges
that there were cast at the late
election in Cooweescoowee district,
aforesaid not less than five hun
dred illegal and fraudulent votes,
a great majority of which were cast
for the said John Gunter.
That bribery and corruption was
openly practiced at all the pre
cincts to such an extent as to make
the election a shame.
That all the clerks and judges
were not sworn as the law dijects.
That the returns were not made
as the law requires and generally
so shamefully corrupt were the
practices throughout the district at
the several precincts in the district
that the action (election) is not de
T. F. Thompson.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this the 14th day of September
A. D., 1S95. Joe M. Lahay,
Clerk Cooweescoowee Dist.,C.N.
seal By Fred McDaxiel,
Cherokea nation. Cooweejcootv-o dist.
Jons T. Gunter, Vinita.Ind. Ter.:
You are hereby notified that T.
F. Thompson has filed an affidavit
in this office contesting your seat in
the senate branch of the national
council. A copy of said affidavit is
hereto attached for our informa
tion. Given under my hand and seal
of office this the 14th day of Sep
seal Joe M. Lahay,
Clerk Cooweescoowee Dist., C.N.
THE ROGERS-SCRIttSHER CASE.
Editor Chieftain: In your is
sue for Sept. 19th you say: "It
now transpires that the beat of
John 1. U timer as senator from
this district is to be contested by
T. F. Thompson. Gunter'o ma
jority over Thompson was 343.
The National party seated Jno.-G.
Scrimsher, we believe before the
votes were counted some years
ago, over W. C. Rogers, etc., etc."
As a disinterested spectator, and
one who was on the ground and
took notes every day during those
long, dark days.weeks and months
of Cherokee history, allow me a
small space in which to give you
the true history of that outrage on
a patient people by unprincipled
schemers in overriding and tram
pling on the will of the people.
Being in the majority, and also
controling a working quorum
without a Downing member pres
ent, they could do what had failed
in the house; and the dirty, under
handed, mean tricks which were
successfully engineered in the sen
ate make one of the blackest chap
ters in all Cherokee history. They
utterly ignored justice and right
and in seating John G. Scrimsher
instead of W. C. Rogers, was the
fitting climax to the long,disgrace
ful contest. Rogers went to Tah
lequah holding the legally certi
fied and sealed certificate of his
election from the district clerk. It
is said that Scrimsher admitted on
the streets of Tahlequah that he
was not elected, and yet, after an
unequal contest of fifteen da3's, b'
a strict party vote ot 10 to 6 one
Downing man absent Rogers was
thrown overboard, and Scrimsher
This was three weeks after the
votes had been counted and Mayes
and Smith seated. For the good
name of our fellow citizens of Vi
nita, of Cooweescoowee district,
and of our whole country it is most
sincerely to be hoped that this
same disgruntled attempt to perpe
trate such a fraud and trampling
on the people's will.
THE FHEEDMAN CASE AOAIN.
Iko Rogers Still Insists on a Com
promise, If possible.
Cood's Uluff. Sept. 23, ls93.
To the freemen, in answer to
I notice in The Chieftain of
19th that the lawyers of the freed
men advise them to have nothing
to do with the Cherokees in tryin ?
to settle their matter. I would
like to know who has more right
to settle this question than the
Cherokees and freedmen. They
are the two parties in litigation
and if the Cherokees see fit to
make a proposition to Fettle and
stop expenses they have a right to
do it. And when your lawyers
tell you to go ahead with a law
suit rather than to compromise
you can "put it in your pipe and
smoke it" as a pipe of bad tobac
co. We all know that a contin
uous law suit is bad on any party,
even if they win. But" here's
where the sting is:
If this law suit is slopped where
it is, the lawyers won't get any
more money, but if they carry it
through tho supreme court as they
are trying they will get S?5,000
more. If we can compromisers it
is now they are loser that much
and we will get it as they know.
C. J. Harris promised to pay us
the deficiency without a law suit,
if we can come to some agreement
Now which is the best: go ahead
with a law suit that is likely to
hang for five or ten years perhaps
fortv years than to stop where it
is and net all of vour money. If
the Cherokees feel like giving" you
all of 3'our rights and slop all law
suits, whose business is it? I feel
that if our attorneys were true to
us they would advise us to take
such steps rather than to urge us
to keep fighting. The chief favors
giving the Cheiokee negroes and
their descendants-just what we ask
all we are entitled to and wis
dom would say, take it without
any more lawing. We know our
people and wo know those who
are not our people. Those who
don't belong hero should go home,
just as the white intruders will
have to. All who can prove they
are entitled to a right-will never
be hurt. Isaac Rogers,
FT. SMITH LETER.
Ruck (Jaug Convicted Rlackstone
train Robbery Unraveled.
The trial of Buz Lucky and Jim
Dyer for the Blackstone train rob
bery resulted in their conviction.
Wade Chambeilee was never men
tioned by anj- of the witnesses and
was acquitted. Nath Reed and
Tom Root, two of the robbers, were
used as witnesses against Dyer and
Lucky and have yet to be tried.
The government officials claim that
Dyer planned all the robberies of
the btarr ana Unaney gangs, need
says that Dyer not only planned
the Blackstone robbery but organ
ized the gang that committed it.
Dyer took no active part in the
robbery and it is for the govern
ment to make their case against
him. Dyer proved a good repu
tation by a large number of the
leading merchants of Wagoner,but
they were unable to teatiiy to any
thing but their dealings with him
and could only weaken the evi
dence against Dyer by impeaching
The Rufus Buck gang was of
short life hut it had a very atro
cious and fiendish career. At 9
o'clock Monday morning they
were placed on trial for raping
Mrs. Hassan, near Sapulpa, Aug.
4, and at half past two a verdict of
guilty hau been renuereu against
them. Three of them are now on
trial for the murder of Deputy
John Garrett.at Okmulgee,July 29.
Rufus Watkins, assault; verdict
Jim Dyer, Buz Lucky and Wade
Chamberlee, robbery; verdict guilty
as to Dyer and Lucky and not
guilt' as to Chamberlee.
Harvey Martin, larceny; sen
tence reduced from two years to
C. C. Gabbard, bribery; plea
guilty; 2 years.
Susie Riley, manslaughter; 3
years in Columbus. By the gen
eral order she would have been
sent to the penitentiary at Leaven
worth, but Attorney General Har
mon issued a special order in this
case, at the request of Judge Park
er and District Attorney Reed.
Jerry Williams, incest; 2 years.
Fred Walker, assault; 3 years.
G. M. Goodner, forgery, etc.:
Will Mitchell, fraudulently ob
taining letters from the post office;
verdict guilty; 2 years.
Cornelius Burk, assaull;on trial.
Rufus Buck, Maoma July, Lucky
Davis, Sam Sampson and Louis
Davis, rape; verdict guilty. The
jury was out only 3 minutes.
Hums Back, Louis Davis anu
Lucky Davis, murder; on trial.
Tine Walker, murder; admitted
to bail in sum of 5,000.
Johnson and Dan Pickett, intro
ducing and selling; verdict not
Sam Still, assault; pardoned by
President Cleveland and released.
An Important Decision.
At the regular term of the circuit
court of Tahlequah district, C. N ,
Sept. 5th, 1S95, in the case of J.
B. Johnson, et al, s. C.J. Harris,
principal chief, etc.:
The parties having submitted a
statement of facts in the case to
which both agree, lor a decision by
the court: Upon examination of
the statement of fads the court
finds that it is alleged and admit
ted that plaintiffs are of Cherokee
blood and at one time owned an
improvement and lived on it in
Cooweescoowee district this nation,
and were citizens thereof, and in
1SS4, removed out ot the limits of
this nation into the Osage nation,
and it is further admitted that the
wife and children are part Osage
by blood, and as such "that they
participate in the per capita paj'
ments of money made amonj, the
Osage people, and that J. B. John
son himself, drew money at the
"Strip'" payment among the Cher
It is evident to the court that
the wife being of elective age lias
preferred being a citizen of the
Osage nation to that of being a
citizen of the Cherokee nation and
in the exercise of tint right of
choice, she has identified herself
with tho Osage people, and become
a recognized citizen thereof, there
by has forfeited all rights of citi
zenship in this nation, as the
court holds that the wife in this
case, being of Cherokee and Osage
blood both cannot hold and exer
cise the citizenship in the Chero
kee and Osage nation both at tho
same time. She must identify
herself with the ono or the other.
As to the rights of such children
as J. B. and Julia M. Johnson
might have had born to them pri
or to their removal to the Osage
nation, being natural born citizens
of this nation by virtue of their
Cherokee blood, remain unim
paired. They being minors, and
their right of citizenship in this
nation being vested by the consti
tution and laws of this nation,
the mere fact of their mother hav
ing taken them with her when she
went to the Osage nation, does not
and cannot divest them of their
rights in the Cherokee nation.
There is no power or authority that
can divest a minor citizen of this
nation of blood, of his rights of citi
zenship. It is therefore the opin
ion of the court that such children
of J. B. Johnson and wife as they
might have taken with them, when
they removed to the Osage nation,
and are now miners have not for
feited their rights in this case as
must be done by a person who is
capable of electing as to which of
these two nations they prefer to
live in. It must be done volun
tarily. And when the chilren in
question reach their majority, they
will then be competent to elect as
to which of these two nations they
prefer to live in; then if they elect
to live in the Osage nation they
will forfeit their rights here.
And as to the rights of such
children as J. B. and Julia M.
Johnson might have had born to
them .since the mother has been
recognized as a citizen of the Osage
nation, the court holds are wholly
identical with those of the mother.
They being of Osage blood and
born in the Osage nation are nat
ural born citizens thereof by virtue
of their Osage blood, and have no
rights in the Cherokee nation
whatever, and judgment is hereby
H. T, Landrum,
Rights orWhites Denned.
Judge C. B. Kilgore of the
southern district of the Indian
Territory began the first term of
the new court yesterday with the
following charge to the grand jury
concerning the recent methods tho
Indian police used in collecting
the 1 per cent intruder's tax here:
"The citizens of the United States
are in the Indian territory by suf
ferance,by permission in the nature
of a mild invitation. The treaty of
1S66 under which the United States
was authorized to establish courts
in the territory by sufferance, by
permission in "the nature of a mild
invitation. The treaty of 1S66 un
der which the United States was
authorized to establish courts in
the territory for the protection of
her citizens was negotiated on the
theory that there would be people
here entitled to the protection of
the United States government. It
amounted to an invitation for them
to settle here and they are here,
most of them having paid for the
permission to encage in business.
The Chickasaw nation has the ex
clusive right to impose terms on
people who come here to go into
business and has the exclusive
right to levy and collect all reason
able taxes on such persons and
their business. It can remove per
sons from the territory who do not
comply with such reasonable regu
lations. But it cannot in its effort
to collect taxes from persons in de
fault use more force than is neces
sary to vindicate the law. Its
agents and employes cannot on the
pretext of collecting its revenues
resolve themselves into a drunken
mob and insult women and help
less men and terrorize the com
munity with Winchesters and pis
tols They have no right to so
conduct themselves, as to frighten
the peaceable and law abiding peo
ple of the town who are pursuing
their vocations under authority
from the Chickasaw nation. I ap
prehend the government of tho
United States will see that her
citizens are afiorded protection
from such outbreaks. It is the
duty of the grand jury to make a
thorough and impartial investiga
tion of the charges which are made
againt the employes of the nation
in the premises."
One of our exchanges truly says:
"Alcohol applied to a farmer's
stomach will remove the boards
from the fence, let the cattle into
his crops, kill his fruit trees, mort
gage his farm and sow his field
with wild oats and thistles. It
will take the paint off his build
ings, break the glass out of his
windows and fill them with rags.
It will take tho gloss from his
clothes and polish from his man
ners, subdue his reason, arouse his
passions, bring sorrow and dis
grace upon his family and topple
him into a drunkard's grave."
Frog Davis before being hanged
requested that his body lie taken
in charge by John Taylor and Har
rison Foreman and buried on Biid
creek. This was not done because
the railroad company refused to
carry the corpse on account of the
decomposed condition of the body.
The remains were interred in the
cemetery near Fort Gibson.
In the supreme court of the
District of Columbia an effort is
being made to ascertain what dis
position was made of a $75,000
lobby fee in the Choctaw and
Chickasaw 3,000,000 appropria
tion As usual with such trans
actions the explanations are about
as clear as mud.
Arsenic in Strcl
As the result of a nmnlvr of system
atic trials on a lnrne scale, Mr. J. E.
Stead stated in a paper before the
llritlsh iron and steel institute that
the presence of between ten per cent,
and fifteen per cent, of arsenic in
steel had no material effect upon its
mechanical properties. Its tenacity
was but slightly increased, its elonga
tion was apparentlj- unaffected, and
the reduction iu area of the fractured
test-pieces was practically equal to
that of the same steel without the nr
scnical addition. Arsenic, moreover,
had not the slightest tendency to pro
duce red-shortness, and arsenical steel
did not appear to be more liable to cor
rosion than the same material without
arsenic. In fact, oxidation was re
tarded by the presence of small quan
tities of arsenic, although such pres
ence rendered welding more difficult
and materially reduced the electrical
conductivity of the metal. Philadel
YVornu Tlian Original.
"I'm nfraid," said the bicycle girl,
"that we are getting altogether too
original in our ideas of costumes." .
"It's worse than that," replied hr
mother. "We are getting posltivelj
aboriginal."- 'Washington Star,
MEAT AMONG THE DANES.
Regulations Gorernlng the Slaughter and
Sale of Animals.
The cattle, sheep and swine In Den
mark haro to undergo a rigid ve terinary
examination both before and after
they arc slaughtered. Before meat
can be removed from the slaughter
house It must be officially stamped as
'first or second class food." Some un
scrupulous butchers Iried to efface this
stamp by cutting it out, or chemically
removing it, and replacing "first" for
"second cluss;" but they were sum
marily dealt with, and a fine of 110
Imposed, which has effectually put a
stop to their tricks.
It is not only in Denmark that they
mark meat, (although it is donctbero
for quality) but in Italy, the United
States, the Netherlands, Belgium and
Germany. A select committee in the
house of lords is beginning to sec the
advisability of the plan, (which at
present is only used to distinguish the
meat killed for the use of the Jews,)
to enable the buyer to ascertain
whether it is English, foreign or col
onial meat his unscrupulous butcher
passes off as "the best English" at tho
best English prices. Perhaps, in time,
our government will superintend the
slaughter house, and mark tho meat
as "first or second class," as the Danes
do. This little country is now brgin
ning to send us large supplies of butch
ers' meat, and a bill was brought for
ward in November, 1693, by the min
ister of the interior, in tho "Folk
thing," authorizing him to direct offi
cial veterinary inspection to be made
ot all the consignments beforo thoy
are packed for England, in order to
secure the export of none but the best
quality. The Danes are very careful
of their food supplies, and proportion
ally successful in their gains. Fort
SEASIDE RESORT MAN.
The Girls Got Their ltevenKe for Ills
Giving Them tho Gn-Br.
The trouble with the man who comes
down to the seaside resort to spend
Sunday is, as a rule, he is somebody's
particular property, and can give little
entertainment to the women who have
srrown weary of each other's society all
A young, unattached fellow a gen
tleman and fairly attractive can havo
a very pleasant time during these
weekly jaunts if he will.
He should be able to ride, and row,
and swim, and dance, nnd if a bit of a
conversational ability be added, he can
cut a pretty wide social swath for a
He needn't be very much in earnest,
nnd he must be careful not to pay too
much attention to anyspecial fair one.
This Is the difficult part of it, of
I know of a young, unmarried chap
who went ia for the "general enter
tainment" caper at a summer resort
hotel not very long ago and kept it up
very well indeed.
Hut the charms of a black-haired
village girl with blue eyes were toe
much for him, so he fell desperately in
love and was accepted.
He did not tell the hotel ladies oi
this, however, for, as ho confided to me,
he was afraid to do so.
He wasn't so alarmingly beautiful
that he need have worried as to the
result, as I tried to explain to him, but
you know how vain men are.
One of the slighted maidens saw him
and his inamorata in the woods, how
ever, and overheard an appointment
for tho following evening in the gloam
ing. Hack she scurried to the hotel anC
told the rest.
The next night, directly after sup
per, eleven stylish girls filed outof the
back door of the hotel and took to the
Imagine the feelings of tho young
man and of his startled village fawn
as the eleven stalked by them and said
in concert and with a brutal, cleat
"Good evening, Mr. Jenkins! Youi
wife is at the hotel." N. Y. Recorder.
When Tears Are Dangerous.
S. Gregory, sheriff of Amador,
was telling some friends the other
evening about a plucky deputy, and
wound up by saying: "When you find
a man as cool and steady as a rock in
the face of danger you can bet on him.
But the most dangerous men arc those
who laugh or cry when they have a
dispute on hand. I knew a man named
Drew, down in Texas, who was noted
as a very bad man. When he was do
ing any shooting he would laugh loud
ly a hard, demoniacal laugh, without
any merriment in It. Up at Indian
Diggings, many years ago, two men
named Archer and P.iwson had a dis
pute with a German about a claim.
When they claimed the property he
broke down and cried, and they, sup
posing they would have no trouble in
taking possession, marched on tho
ground. The German took up a
broken pick aud laid them both out.
Archer was badly hurt, and was a
long time getting over his injuries.
After that whenever he saw a man
start to cry he got out of tho way."
San Francisco Call.-
Only Way to Get Them.
"Do you make tradesmen give you
"Er I beg pardon?"'
"I say do you make tradesmen give
you receipts for what you owe them?"
"Well er really, now, I never tried
force." Chicago Record.
WILD WITH ECZEMA
Hands and Limbs Covered with
Blisters, and Great
COULD jlOT SLEEP
Lay Awake Night after Night
Scratching Until almost Wild.
Speedily Cured by
I was a sufferer for eight years from that
most distressing of all diseases. Eczema, but
can now sav truthfully that I am entirely
cured. 1 tried some of the best physicians
In the country, hut they did mo little good.
The "alms o'f my hands were covered, ind
Tvoulu become, lnilamed; little nbito Misters
at first would apiwar, then they would iw
oir.Ieaviiig a red, smooth surface which would
burn likoSro aud Itch; veil, there Is no name
for It. Ou the insido of the upper part of
both my limbs, great red blotches not unlike
hires would appear, and as soon as I became
warm, the burning and itching vould Iwcin.
Night after night I would lie awake all niiht
and scratch, and almoit go w lid. I heard of
CuTicurtA remedies, cot a 1ki of CrnccitA
(ointment), a bottle of Citici-ka Resolvent
(blood purifier), and gae them a thorouph
trial, ind after a few applications 1 noticed
tho redness and inflammation ilisapiear; It
ore I had uted one box thtre icatnota tign ej
Sauna lift. I can truthfully assert that S2.U0
worth of CeTicTOA Kemedie cured me. Any
one I meet who has Kczema, 1 do not be!tata
a moment in recommending jour remedies.
JOHN n. l'OKTE.
Gcu'l Ileal Estate anil Insurance Hrofcer,
1115 Carson St., 1'ittsburg, ra.
8peedt Core TntATMtitT. Warm baths
with Citicl'im Soap, frcnllo applications of
Clticuka (ointment;, and mill uoe of Ctrri.
Cuba Uesolvest i blood purifif r).
Sold throughout the world, rotrtn bgro Cam
Cosr, lf froprirton, Botoo.U. S. A.
"AlliboattM Mcol,8Wninl Scalp," fttt.
Willie Halsell College.
Thoroughly Organized, having in Successful Opera
tion Six Departments,
Collegiate, Preparatory, Music, Art, Elocution, Business
Girls and Young Ladies hoard in the College Building with the
President. Boys and Young Men board in Cooper Hall un
der the supervision of a member of the faculty. Writo
to the President for information and Catalogue.
Fifth Year Begins
Sopt. 2, 1895.
Olxvek Baohv, E. y.
First National Bank,
"VTNTT.A, nsrD. TEE.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.00.
Your Business Solicited.
S.S.Cobb, Oliver Bagby, B. F. Fortner, G.W.Beck,
E. N. rvatclifl, M. E. Milford, W. A. Graham,
J. 0. Hall, W. E. Halsell, E. B. Frayser, H. C. Cook.
MThe Reason Why, p
....Swain's Grocery Co.
111 Can sell cheaper than any other firm, is, we have no rent pi
"St to pay, we buy and sell for cash, we do our own work, and f
si we give our trade the benefit of our-savings ffSr
Best Eupion Oil, per gallon 20 3g
! Axle Grcac, per box 05 g.
Ct Star and Horse Shoe Tobacco, per lb 40 Sg
Hf Loaded Shot Gun Shells, per box 35 gg
SgPure Apple Vinegar, per gallon 30 sag.
A Complete Stock of Groceries
Hg Always on hand at bed rock prices. When you need '
lb! anything to eat give us a call. v
SEast side of Track. Swain Grocery Co jj
EYE GLASS EsO
VIXITA, IXD. TER.
Hardware, Implements and Machinery.
SPECIAL FIGURES AIN'D GRADES OF BUGGIES,
SURRIES AXD ALL SPRING
ST'-Fnc Line of Groceries in rnnnonfinn
In the Rock Building,
Desire to announce to their many friends in this coun
try that they have added to their stock a full line of
F UKjNTISI-IING S.
tes jszszzzs rro
Ah There, Neighbor!
Where are you going in such a hurry ?
D. S. CUMMING'S
To be sure, for he gives
such bargains in
Hardware, Stoves, Implements, Harness
-Jurnifiire and Coffins.
At Prices which Cash only
Some Special Bargains in Furniture, Implements & Vehicles.
L CHAPMAN, A. M Ph. D.
Ratcxiff, II. C. Cook,
SURPLUS 'fSS $26,000.00.
TJelay is Dangeroas.
Do you value your eye sight? If so call
and consult Prof. Hirschberg or one of his
staff who will be in Vinita Oct. 7th and 8th at
the store of his agent, A. V. Foreman, and
have them fitted with a pair ot his celebrated
Non-Changeable spectacles or eye glassesN
A. W. ivcreman sole agent tor vinua, ina.
Ter. Eyes tested free of charge.
"s: i .1 rg
the Family Need.