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Tub CmirTAijt PcELitnmo CoxrAKT.
I). M. MARES, Editor.
X.E. MILFOKD, Manager
Vinita, Ind.Ter., Aug. 11, 189S
THE JIK TITTLE JUDGMENTS.
The present political campaign
in this city has brought to the
front an issue that will doubtless
have its weight in turning the tide
of the battle next Tuesday the
judgments held against the old in
corporation, aggregating several
thousand dollars, by James M.
The manner in which these
judgments were attained, and the
efforts that have been made to col-
lect them from the taxpayers of
Vinita, is a part of the history of
the town. That they are unjust
and should bt resisted by every
good citizen of this municipality
wjll readily be conceded.
That Mr. Tittle intends to urges
and compel if possible, the liquid
ation of these --judgments by the
new incorporation there1 can be no
doubt, aud that his sympathies
are with the so-called Democratic
ticket in this city election is well
known. The personnel of the two
tickets stand as an infallible proof
that he would have no pull with
the one, and that he might have
with the other.
Political thought and action,
with perfect freedom, is the herit
age of every man, but Teason
ehould not be clouded, nor calm
judgment set aside by the bitter
ness of partisan politics. The
ticket that has, either sought or
unsought, secured the support of
Mr. Tittlr and his friends contains
the names of some of our very best
citizens, but it cannot be denied
that such might be in a hopeless
minority should the entire ticket
succeed at the polls.
This subject narrows itself down
to a single proposition. The Tit
tle indebtedness will have to be re
sisted by the incoming adminis
tration. It is with the voters next
Tuesday to say who will make the
Doubtless the object of all the
men on both tickets who are now
running for office is substantially
the same, namely, the general pro
gress and well-being of the town.
It is only a question of ability and
it will be the duty of the people to
select by their votes, the men
whom they th'ink will do them the
P. V. C. Duncan returned from
Tahlequah Tuesday night where
he bad been attending the extra
session of the Cherokee council.
Council adjourned Tuesday for a
day or two on account of the Na
tional nominating convention ' at
the Tucker Spring tennles north
west of Tahlequah, at which place
candidates were to be named for
chief, assistant chief and circuit
judges by the National party. Mr.
'Duncan thinks that there has been
a reversion of sentiment to some
extent among the fullbloods in ref
erence to the Curtis bill. Some of
the leading fullbloods are now
talking in favor of trying to effect
a treaty with the Dawes commis
sion, more favorable than the Cur
There seems to be a gradual in
clination among the fullblood ele
ment to submit to what they now
consider the inevitable, and to
agree to allotment and a relin
quishment of tribal relations.
The chief tubmitted the Curtis
law in full to the two houses of
the council for their consideration
and information, and suggested a
commission to attempt to treat
with the Dawe3 commission.
Arrangements are being made to
file suit against the Delawares ac
cording to the provisions of the
Curtis law for the recovery of the
157,000 acres of land set apart for
them. Another Tveek will prob
ably bring the final adjournment
There is a good deal of bitter
ness being manifested by a few
persons on both sides in our city
campaign that could very properly
be dispensed with. Men who are
not libeaal enough to accord fair
treatment to their oppon-nts, and
who insist on lugging in their per
sonal grievances, are not the kind
of men to conduct elections. It is
a good time for the sober, thought
ful portion of our people to check
the rising ambition of the boomer
element, led by a few transient
fellows, before serious harm is
done. Freedom and citizenship
in some men are mistaken for
license to destroy all existing con
ditions and rush into a more ex
citing existence. Put the break
on these fellows, effectually.
Chief mayes in his recent mes
sage to the Cherokee council pre
sents the Delaware case very clear
ly and enters into an argument
Bhowing the true status of the
Delawares in this nation. There
is little doubt that the courts will
set the Cherokees right in this
matter of arbitrary legislation.
The Delawares are subject to the
sama "conditions and restrsctions"
as to holding land as native.Chcro
kees. That is the children born
to the registered Delawares were
to share in the final allotment as
though they were Cherokees.
The ticket for city officers nom
nated at the big mass convention
last week at the court house have
issued a ringing platform signed
by all the candidates. It deals
with the important public ques
tions confronting the town in no
uncertain terms. The men whose
signatures are attached is sufficient
guaranty that it is not the idle
boast of a lot of chronic office
seekers, but will be"adhered to as
scrupulously, and be considered as
binding as the word of honorable
men can make it.
City politics has been at a white
heat in Vinita for the last ten days
and the campaign is now on, and
in full blast. Two tickete are in
the field, and as far as we can
judge, the city government would
be very safe in the hands of either
ticket should it be elected as a
whole. The citizens of the place
have at last awakened and the re
sult can only be beneficial. An
efficient city administration is as
sured. This city campaign presents the
ludicrous spectacle of a political
party formed out of democrats, re
publicans and populists, and ad
vocating in the same platform
licensed saloons and free schools.
It is to be deplored that there
are men in this town who believe
that the way to carry an election
is to order beer and whisky and
have a high-rolling, drinking,
bribing and bull-dozing campaign.
The peace terms between the
United States and Spain have not
yet been arranged and in the in
terim General Miles is marching
towards the capital of Porto Rico.
The general opinion is that peace
is very near.
It is said the fullblood Chero
kees have about concluded that it
would be wise to treat with the
Dawes commission, and another
commission will be provided for
by council for that purpose.
About the time everybody had
concluded that the Purcell Register
had quit its loolish talk about
f-tatthood of the Indian Territory
with Oklahoma it breaks out again
worse than ever.
Lake Moore has turned over the
business management of the Fair
land Bee to Leon Leroy, his busi
ness associate. The Bee is one of
the best and neatest newspapers
in the country.
The Delawares have brought
suit against the Cherokee nation
in the United States court oi claims
for title to the 157,600 acres of
land claimed by the registered
The newly elected school board
of Muskogee have arranged for
three schools to be established at
once. Two for white and one for
DEFEATING A PRIVATEER.
An Interratlnic Incident In llir i:nrly
Naval Career of n I"nniou
The Xew England privateer contest!
in the long ago gave a distinguished
oflicer of the royal navy his first oppor
tunity. Charles 'Wager was the nephew
of John IIulI, a Kewport merchant. lie
was with his uncle in one of his ves
sels when she was threatened by a
French or Spanish privateer. There is
a well-attested tradition that Wager
only a lad, but high-mettled, persuaded
the peaceful, nonresistant owner to re
tire to the cabin and give him control ol
Charles mustered the crew they
were always armed and handled then:
so bravely and skillfully that the at
tacking party was baffled. The old
Quaker's anxiety prevailed over hii
principles, and, coming ipto the com
panionway, he stood taklng-snuff anc
watching the fight. As he was below
the level of the combatants, he coulc
well see the effect of the firing.
His interest grew and his excitement
waxed high as the contest went on. Ill
took pinch after pinch of snuff In mosl
wasteful fashion; his usually immacu
late waistcoat became recklessly pow
dered. Finally he cried out:
"Charles, if thee means to hit thai
man in n red jacket thee had bettei
raise thy piece a little! "
The attack was repulsed and the gal
lant Charles was commended by hii
uncle with: "Thee did well, Charles
thee did well, but fighting Is wrong
Still, Charles, if thee had let them whir
I could have flung thee overboard."
Through his friends Wager obtained
a post in the royal navy, ending hii
honorable career as Sir Charles Wager
first 'lord of the admiralty, and finallj
with a monument In Westmlnsttr ab
bey. Youth's Companion.
"Mr. Wnlr nml Dnmrliter.."
When in the country the princess of
Wales dellghth in making little expedi
tions Incognito. Au amusing and true
story lins just leaked out about one of
these Impromptu excursions at Sand
rlngliam. Her roynl highness, with the
two princesses, had driven a long dis
tance from home in her favorite ponj
cart, and ns lunch drew near they were
glad to put up at a picturesque village
inn. The landlord had his suspicions as
to who his guests were, and after lunch
had been served brought the visitors'
Iwok. Whereupon the princess, not to
be outdone, made the following entry:
"Mrs. Wales and two daughters." "
MASONIC GRAND LODGE.
Continued f mm Page One.
The address of welcome Tues
day night was responded to in a
very happy vein by J. E. Hum
phrey, which was met with fre
quent outbursts of laughter.
These exercises were very prop
erly held with open doors and
made a part of a very pleasant
evening's entertainment. Brother
Furman added his talents to the
occasion, responding at the ban-
quent to the toast, "The Ladies."
Music, a social time and delicate
refreshments in plenty for all,
completed the program. The
Eastern Star ladies had charge of
the commissary and the judgment
on their efficiency differed materi
ally from that of Gen. Shafter's at
The election was the first order
of business Wednesday morning
and resulted as follows:
ITenry C. Nash, grand master,Antlcrs.
Peter B. Arthur, deputy grant! mas
"Win. F. Parker, grand senior warden,
II. M. Furman, grand junior warden,
J. J. McAlester, grand treasurer, Mc
Alestcr. J. S. Murrow, grand secretary, Atoka.
W. A. McBride, grand lecturer, Atoka.
J. E. Ilutnplircy, grand orator, Pur
cell. B. G. Martin, Hcaldton, and L. D.
Swink, Poteau, custodians.
L. S. Byrd, chaplain, Muidrow.
Wm, Noble, marshal, Sonth McAlcs-
B. F. Hackett, bible bearer, Antlers.
J. It. Succhan, S. D., Vinita.
W. J. Oakcs, J. D., Frogville.
R. J. Allen, S. 13., Duncan.
J. J. Burton, J. S., Ada.
John Hall, pursuivant, Bennington.
M. C. Ferguson, tiler, Davis.
Law aud usage E. II. Doyle, John
Coyle, Silas Armstrong.
Appeals and grievances X. B. Max-
ey, A. Hardy, F. II. Nash.
Charters and dispensations It. W.
Choatc, B. G. Martin, J. II. Mash
Secretary's and treasurer's books
M. W. LaFayctte, J. A. Mcintosh,
Education Eugene Hamilton, II. J.
Evans, J. II. Clawson.
Transportation Leo E. Bennett
Correspondence J. S. Murrow.
District deputies John S. Thomas,
Choctaw nation; John K. Chilton,
Chickasaw nation; II. R. Gill, Cher
okee nation; M. W. LaFayctte, Mus
Thirteen lodges reported having
fortynine orphans under their care.
The committee on education, to
whom matters of this character
were referred commended the ef
forts of Grand Master Scott in be
half of a Masonic home and rec
ommended that the grand lodge
set aside a sum of money each
year, to be known as the Masonic
Home Fund and place it in the
hands of a board of trustees con
sisting of the grand master, treas
urer and secretary, with directions
to place it at interest. The report
Being informed of the fact that
its graud tiler, Wm. Simms, of
this city, was lying wounded at
Fortress Monroe, from a shot re
ceived before Santiago, expressions
of sympathy were wired to the
sufferer and a more substantial
message sent by mail a draft for
$55 the result of the hat making
a round of the room.
A resolution declaring"that con
ducting pool halls, selling hop ale,
malt tonic, hop tea and like bever
ages is a Masonic offense," was
referred to the committee on law
and usage. It received a favor
able recommendation and the same
was adopted and is the law of
the order. This will subject any
memberd guilty of these offenses
to discipline, and to expulsion if
The committee on memorials
presented suitable resolutions on
the death of Captain AllDn K.
Capron, of the rough riders, and
Walter C. Cox, of the 10th infan
try, both of whom were members
of Rush Springs lodge, and who
fell before Santiago.
The movement to erect a Ma
sonic building at South McAlester,
as a domicile for the grand lodge,
met with defeat, in the adoption
of a motion to table a favorable re
port. The financial statement showed:
On hand Aug. 10. 1837 3,S3G.0S
Received from secretary 1,1SS.04
In hands of secretary 60.DC
Paid out during year 41J7.04
On hand Aug. IV. 1&3 1J08.O0
Chartered lodg ss
Lodge II. I)., chartered IKS 4
Lodge represented IS0S si
Number raised ISM 316
Total gain on
Total loss sm
Net gain ls u.-
Members reported. 1S37 3.1J7
Members reported. IOI 3,103
Number whoe dues are remitted . . lsi
Orphan children reported 51
The report of the committee on
credentials disclosed the following
as being present:
J. A. Scott, grand master.
II. C. Nash, deput' grand master,
P.B. Arthur, grand senior warden.
John W. F. Parker, grand junior
J. J. McAlester, grand treasurer.
J. S. Murrow, grand secretary.
B. G. Martin, grand lecturer.
H. M. Furman, grand orator.
L. S. Byrd, grand chaplain.
Wm. Noble, grand marshal.
Daniel M. Williams, grand senior
Joseph H. Clawson, grand junior
Wm. F. Stanley, grand senior
James H. Langl6y, grand junior
PAST GRAND MASTERS.
Joseph S. Murrow.
Florian H. Nash,
Edmund H. Doyle,
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS',
J. R. Sheehan, Cherokee district.
M.W.Lafayette, Muskogee district.
W. A. McBride, Choctaw district.
J. K. Chilton, Chickasaw district.
CUSTODIANS OF THE WORK.
J. K. Chilton,
L. D. Swink,
W. A. McBride.
REPRESENTATIVES OF LODGES.
Eufaula No. 1, Jas. A. Turnbow,
W. M. J. M. White, Sr. w.
Henry M. Tate, Jr. w.
Doaksville No. 2, Wm. J. Oaks,
Caddo No. 3, E. G. Lloyd, proxy
for W. M. and Sr. W. Horatio
Veacb, proxy for Jr. w.
Oklahoma No. 4, Michael Conlon,
W. M. George A. Pate, proxy
for Sr. W. Hugo Haas, proxy
for Jr. W.
Vinita No. 5, J R Sheehan, W.M.
T. J. McCain, Sr. W. Wm. L.
Chapman, Jr W.
Valley No. 6, A. J. Corley, W. M.
Rush Springs No. 7, John K. Chil
ton, W M. Eugene HamiUon,
Colbert No. S, J. H. Mashburn.W .
M. J. V. Clemen3. Jr. W.
McAlester No. 9, Chas. A. Wade,
proxy for officers.
Cherokee No. 10, Edwin W. P;lake
Sr W. Percy Wyly, Jr W .
Flint No. 11, J. H. Dannernbere
W. M. b'
Alpha No. 12, F. H. Naslu
Mosholalubbie No. 13, J.W. Booz-
man, W M.
Webbers Falls No 14, Af lam Eck-
ert, Jr W.f representative of
Leon No 1G, J. G. Fr.Tki ler, W M;
G W Arthur, Sr Wj J E Harris,
Thackerville No 17, JIH Holland,
Bennington, No.. 19. J. D. Hall,
w. in., W. H. Attairay, j. w.
Savanna, No. at; J. B. Jones, rep
resentative of lodge.
South Caaadlen, No. 22, J. G.
Smith,, w. m.
Healdton, No. 23, J. C. Cray,
proxy for officers.
nsco, Ko. 3-1, J. H. Connolly, w. '
m l. W Vann, j. sr.
Lone Grove, No. 2-3, D. S. Nor-
man, "w. m.
Cache No. 26, H. J. Carpenter, s",
w., proxy for lodge.
Purcell. No. 27, J. E. Humphrey,
representative of the lodge.
Muskogee, No. 2?., A .Z. English,
s. w., and pvoxy for w. m.; G.
H. Williams, proxy for j. w.
Mount Morion. No. 29, J. W.
Boydstun, -w. m.
Bruton, No. 30, C. W. Bethel,
proxy for officers.
Ardmore,.. o. 31, Farley Rich
mond.j. w., proxy for officers.
Solomao, 3f0. 32, T. W. Clelland,
DouRherty, No. 33, H. Hardy, w.
Whitefield, No. 34, Wm. S
proxy for w
10, H. T. Long,
Tucker, No. 41. A. B. Weakley,
secretary and rep. of lodge.
Tyre, No. 42, J. A. Mcintosh, w.
uverorook, No. 43, H. P
Simon, No. 44, Wm. F. Beard,
w. proxy for w m and s w
Durant, No. 45, H. J. Robinson,
8 w, proxy for w m and j w.
Poteau, No. 46, L D Swink, repre
sentative of lodge.
Morrow, No 49, O Griffith, w m
Dixie, No. 51, W W Wisdom, w in.
Claremore, No. 53, Watt Starr, w.
Velma, No 54, J. Kinsey, w m,
Mnnnsville, No. 55, Win. A.
McAlester, W. M.
Duncan, No. 60, R. J. Allen, W.
William Duncan, proxy for jr.w.
McKey, No. 61, R. H. Bell, W.M.
Red Oak, No. 62, F. J. Young,
proxy for the W. M. and war
dens. Blue Grove, No. 63, J. F. Hanna,
Tulsa, No. 65, L. M. Poo. sr. w.
proxy for w. m., John D. Sea
man, proxy for Jr. W.
Talihina,No.66, J.J. Thomas,w.m.
Oakland, No. 67, Joseph S. Dill
ingham, secty., proxy for W. W.
Sr. and Jr. wardens.
Afton, No. GS, Hiram R. Gill, W.
M., Frederick S.Walker, Sr. W.,
C. W Livingston, Jr. W.
Glenn, No. 69, Geo. C.McLain,
Enterprise, No. 70, Daniel C.
Gilmore,:No. 71, Wm. D. Mag
gart, W. M.
Chelsea, No. 72, John W. Claw
son, W. M.
White Bead, No. 73, H. A. Camp
bell, W. M.
Checotah, No. 74, M.W. Lafayette,
Hardy, No.75, Lucien Brown, w.m.
Tishomingo, No. 77, Jas H. Pat
terson, representative of lodge.
Center, No, 78, Wm. H Fields, w.
Chickasha, No, 79, J E Cross, Sr,
Tamaha, No, SO, Wm. Childers, w.
South McAlester, No, 81, Frank
Smith, w. m., Wm. Noble,
proxy for jr. w.
Adair No.S4, A. W.Herron, w. m.,
Geo. Douge, jr. w.
JPryor Creek, No. S5, J. C. Hogan,
w. m., E. Gwarteny, sr. w.
Wlster, No. SG, B. F. Hacket, rep.
Marriela.No. 87,H.S.Theirs, sr. w.
Marlow, No. SS, John Millwee,
proxy for w. m; Chas. Tillison,
Bright Star, No. 90, George Truax,
Graham, No. 91, M. McCartney,
H. C. Shufildt, No. 92, Josiah
Kiowa, No. 92, Isaac Taber, sr. w.
and rep. of lodge.
McGee, No. 94, Samuel Richards,
Ada, No. 95, J. J. Burton, w. m.
fjallisaw, No. 96, W. M. Francis,
lHarthome, No. 97, T. W. Mc-
Laugnlin, w. m.
Curtner, U. D.,T.G.Curtner, w. m.
Holdenville, No. 99, H. C. Way,
Lebanan, "U. D., R. W. Choate,
Risingstar, U. D., W. H. Bacon,
w. m., Geo. T. Black proxy for
Doaksville, No. 2, Wm. J. Oakes.
Caddo, No. 3, Horatio Veach.
Oklahoma, No. 4, J. S. Murrow,
W. A. McBride, Hugo Haas.
Vinita, No. n, J. R. Sheehan, B.
F. Fortner, Oliver Bagby, G. W.
Franklin, Geo. W. Giboney.
Valley, No. 6, A. J. Corley.
Rush Springs, No. 7, John Coyle,
Jno. K. Chilton.
Colbert, No. 8, J. H. Marhburn.
Flint, No. 11, J. H. Dannenberg.
Alpha, No. 12, H. F. Nash.
Bennington, No. 19, Juo. D. Hall.
Leon, No. 16, P. B. Arthur.
Thackerville, No. 17, Jesse H.
Savanna, No. 20, J. B. Jones.
Healdton, No. 23, B. G. Martin.
Frisco, No. 24, Silas Armstrong.
The name of Tucker lodge was
changed to Comanche.
Three lew lodges were chartered
Rising Star, Curtner and Leba
non. The Indian Mason was adopted
as the official paper of the grand
The customary resolutions of
thankV5 or courtesies extended,
John Milee. an old Vinita boy,
was up this "eek, representing
The goats have Lseen "fighting
shy" this week; it's eQ0US to do
duty for the city lodges. -
Installation closed the .session,
E. H. Doyle officiating, in i'"8 ca
pacity of past grand master.
Past Grand Master Bennett ar
rived Tuesday morning' and has'
been pretty busy ever since.
D. S. Cumming, Dr. Herron
and R. R. Rauiey, have been pres
ent much of the time since last
The election differed materially
from the one to be held in Vinita
next luesday if that one justi
Bro. E H. Doylo, of the laws
aim usuage committee, lounu a
great deal of work confronting
himself and colleagues.
Bro. H. M. Furman, of Ardmore,
carried off the honors as the orator
of the occasion, with J. E. Hum
phrey as a close second.
The Grand Chapter, R. A. M.,
and .the Grand Commandery, K.
T., take place at South McAlester,
the week of September 12.
Grand Master Scott came up
Monday night. His term of office
has been characterized by a good
deal of hard work performed.
Wynnewood was selected as
placo for holding the next session
of the grand lodge; South McAles
ter was the only competitor.
Purcell and Tulsa lodges hav
ing been burned out during the
year and Duncan blowed out by a
cyclone, their dues were remitted.
The Odd Fellows kindly placed
their hall, on the same floor, at
the disposal of their Masonic
friends, considerable room for
committees, etc., being required.
John H. Connolly, master of
Frisco lodge, at Fairland, disclos
ed a laudable purpose to
improve himself in Ma
sonry by coining the day the
school of instruction opened and
remaining through the entire pro
ceedings. D. W. Vann and
Isaiah and Dee Hollis, of the same
place, accompanied him.
Bros. Clawson, of the Indian
Mason, very properly have missed
little of the proceedings. They
are issuing a very creditable jour
nal aud its value is coming rapid
ly to be appreciated by the frater
nity. The address of Grand Orator
Furman was very highly commen
ded. It was certainly a scholarly
and able effort and calculated to
elevate all who heard it or shall
hereafter read it in the grand lodge
Saturday night was the regular
communication of Vinita Lode No.
5. With the grand lecturer and
custodians in the most important
stations W. S. Maloney, of Blue
jacket, was "raised" to the august
degree of a master Mason.
The badges are a lapel button
or medallion with small blue
streamer. In the center of the
button is the Masonic emblem and
around the edge "Grand Lodge,
Vinita, I. T., 1S9S." Four hun
dred of the badges were procured
for the occasion.
Grand Lecturer B. G. Martin,
of Healdtown, and Custodians L.
D.Swink,of Poteau, W.A.McBride,
of Atoka, and John K. Chilton, of
Rush Springs, were among the
first to get here, having come on
Wednesday's train. But the ad
vent of those having the "work"
in charge was the signal for a
general assembling of the craft,and
the enthusiasts from out of town
"showed up" almost simultan
eously. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
A perfectly formed face is one-third
forehend, one-third nose, nnd one-third
upper and lower chin.
A lifeboat mode of pumjee stone has
been tested. It continued afloat with
a load even when full of water.
Among the best trees for street plants
lnjr arc red oak, white elm, sugar maple,
linden, red maple, elder, elm, locust,
A curious fact has been noted by Arc
tic travelers snow, when at a very low
temperature, absorbs moisture and
At 72 years of age J. H. Twirs, of In
dependence, Kan., has had bis left leg
amputated by Mirgeons. Pour yeor
ago he lost his right one In the same
It is a peculiar fact that with most
men the growth of hair is greater on
one side of the face than the other. It
is staid that hair always grows mor
quickly on that tide on which w ar
It was once customury in France,
when a guest had remained too long,
for the host to acrvc him n cold shoul
der of mutten inttead of a hot roost.
This was the origin of the phrase, "t
give the cold shoulder."
. A crockery dealer shipped 325 dishes
from Lansing, Mich., to a missionary
at Teheran, Persia. The goods were
seven months in transit, and were car
ried 800 miles by caravan, but only one
dish in the lot was broken.
Eliza Moore, a quadroon girl of Lex
ington, Ky., Is 17 years old and weighs
'337 pounds. When she was born she
weighed two pounds, but when she was
three months old her weight was 100
pounds. She Is five feet four Inches tall.
and wears a &yt shoe.
The earliest known mention of the
pianoforte was In a playbill dated May
16,1707. The pleco announced was "The
Beggars Opera," with Mr. Beard at
Captain Macheath, Mrs. Stephens as
Peachum, Mr. Shu'ter as Peachum. The
principal attraction was given thus:
"Miss Buckler will sing a song from
"Judith, accompanied by a new lnstru1
ment called pianoforte."
NOW THE DEWEY SKIRT.
It Taken the 1'Ince of the SpauliU
Flonnce, at One Time In finch
Long before the present war was
thought of a fashion was introduced
here which, first spoken of, was de
clared by the women altogether out of
( the question. It vtis a tklrt cut in the
'"Spanish flounce" shape. Doubtless,
. ilrst woman who faced the ordel
f fVmlnlne criticism by appearing in
pf these skirts was a brave person
r,. . Vrtalnly
caused a flutter In the
.,!!. V M-orld
Tho ytiio had never sen the skirt
were outs ,-k,?n ,n ,belr decision not
to be drawn vto hariaS one cut after
that pattern. ";hen ?? ma
sailed by in all .glory of the season
of 'SS" Spanish . Vunce. they could not
help admiring lu icra"'"!"" and
style, and straight ' went anJ or"
dered one mode.
Unlike its prototype S fr 20 years
ago. which was the dea tl Wwr to any
beauty of flgm vfl5
V, avhea worn
a boon to the woman who grpWf
fleshv. It mode her look ta. "
der. It gave to her lines whic V hn
never been able to attain bef "'n
it was for and awav the most bee vnnng
style which had ever been invent "i
the fashion purveyors for the s ort
Once this fact was realized, the s. e"
cepj of the Spanish flounce wa a. V
sured. It became the rage. Every ma-'
terial, whether appropriate or not, was
found made up In a Spanish flounce.
It was the triumph of the season. Noth
ing in the way of a skirt ever before
created such a furore.
Then came the war with Spain, and
the women asked: "Shall we continue
to call this mode, the greatest success
of many seasons by the name of that
hated race which we are doing our best
to wipe off the face of the globe?"
"Certainly not!" was the prompt an
"What shall we call it? What can
we call it which will symbolize its un
precedented victory?" were the next
questions. And some women Imbued
with patriotism aud genius declared
It should be called "The Dewey skirt:!'
So the horo of Manila and the heroine
of the mode bears the same name. Like
the commander of the Asiatic fleet, who
swept everything before him at the
Philippines, the Dewey skirt has swept
everything before it in the world of
fashion, and the women could hardly
pay a greater compliment to the brave
rear admiral than by naming their vic
torious skirt in his honor. X. Y. Herald.
Saturday, Aug. 13
WILL CLOSE OUR
Come in and get the benefit
of the lowest prices ever of-
fered in Vinita on-
In our grocery department
we will offer some attractive
prices for Saturday's trade.
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday
August 16.lS98.an election will be held In
Vinita. I. T., tor the following officers of
the incorporated town of Vinita. as recently
Incorporated, to-wlt: One mayor, ono re
corder and Ave aldermen. Said officers are
to hoM their office for ono year, or until
their successors are duly elected and qual
ified. All male Inhabitants of the territory In
corporated over the age of twonty-one years,
who arc citizens of the United Statei, or of
cither of the five civilized tribes of Indians,
who have resided within the Incorporation
for six months prior to the 16th day of Au
gust, Is'SS.wlll bo entitled to vote at such
election. B. V. FOBTttNEn.
E. M. lUTCLItr.
Jas. D. BcKCKHAircn.
TAKEN UP Gray horse. S sears old. no
brands or blemishes except wire cut on
rii.hr fmnt font. IAU hnndi. Came to L 9
Southcrlands place. West Cabin, last of
May, had on shoes and bell. Owner provo
property and pay expense. C. W. Colbert,
Vinita, I. T.
LOST A bay mare, about 1SH bands hlen
iboul SI years old, no brands, one whit
n ho m si vears old. no brands, one wnite
hind foot, star in forehead, hog-backed.
long, sum neeic. tcqr oi wart uu umtr,
.lplh.tr her to G. W. May or O. G. Athey and
receive 5 reward.
nest C-cord spool thread J
Good pins, full count. 3 papers
Hrassplns, best In the market, w
siinrn's beat needles. ......05
Hooka and eyes, per dozen 01
Ladies' leather belts, to close 3
Tooth brushes. Si-cant kind J
Fine large rubber comb, a bargain 15
Envelopes, per package ;v?s
l'en tablets ......5&10
Blacking. 2 boxes 0J
TmL- lintflrc 05
Turkish bath towcIs.SlxM 20
Turkey Ked table clothi.?1 J yards JJ
White linen, red border...'
llamlkcrchlofs 184.108.40.206. 13.20
STKA.YED Oil STOLEN Black horse.
S years past. 15'J hands, branded E S on left
shoulder, small whlta star In forehead: gen
tle to ride or work: left lint of July: 510 for
return. E. S. Southerland. Wct Cabin; P.
O. Vinita. 50-51
t P?opIe of
Tb? Chieffain i
year in and year out, never
misung a copy, is because
it is the only paper in the
xoontry that discusses In
4iaa Territory affairs in an
Cosis a Little More:
Worth Lois More.
For Youi IS Ladies
Remarkable Succos. Thorough
college and preparatory course.
Music upon European conservatory
plan. Super, lor Christian home.
Splendid bullc.Ungs.afld campu?.
For Illustrated Cat. llogno ddrcsi.
Mr. V. A.-C Stockard, Pres.
The following klndt of approved form,
on sale at
Office, or sent by mall at prices named:
Chattel mortgages, per dot 3Sc
Cuerokee deed. c
Farm contracts. ' . Joe
Chattel Mort. sales J5c
Lien notes (a mortgage) per dot ssc
Hills sale. " A-SOo
Bill Sale (Cherokee Mort) perdoz Sgc
Bills Sale, short form " -fc
Renewal aSdavlts. " c
Prommlsiory notes, per 50 Sec
Receipts, " .25c
THE LVE STOGK MARKEr
OF ST. LOUIS.
the St. Louis National
&optd at East St. Louis, III.
Directly opposite t,e city of St. Locls. Bor
ers for all deierlptlon or Lly.e Stock alwaa la
attendance, and within the ground of tfc
Stock Tarda la a Beer Canning Company. wrt
a capacity for alangbtlrlng 3.000 head at oattla
dally, and Pork Packing establishments bare
a capacity for slaughtering 12,000 hogs dally.
C. C. KNOX, Vlce-Pres.
CHAS. T. JONES, Supt.
JUNE I TO
Tfye Grandest Exposition
(except the World's Fair) ever
pianned in the United States. Lo
cated within cheap and quick
access of the entire
Missouri and Mis
sissippi valeys, at
your own doors.
beyond Oaahs allow stop stop
overs. Take the Burlingtoj:
Route, the old and firmly estab
lished line to and through Omaha
in any direction.
L. W. WaKelcy, C. P. .
Howai4 UJllDjt, Gin. tr.
St. Lou!;, to,
Bring us your plow It yon
want It sharpened. All
If your horse
dont travel ?j )t should
let us examine ulu. )'p
Stop Interfering etc.
Mr. R. B. F. Summers
has charge of the wood
work department and Is
prepared for all kinds of
Carriage work a specialty.
Call and aae us.
Wortman & Cox.
South of Cobb UoUi. h