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CHIEF'S MESSAGE 10 COUNCIL.
Urges the Council to Take Action on
tbe Delaware Claim.
Executive Department Cherokee Nation.
Tahlcquali, Aug. 4. 1593.
To the National Council:
Gentlemen Section 25 of an
act of congress of the United
Slates, entitled -'An act for the
protection of the people of the In
dian Territory, and for other pur
poses," approved June 2S, 1S9S,
"That before any allotment shall
be made of the lands of the Chero
kee nation, there shall Desegregat
ed therefrom by the commission
heretofore mentioned, in separate
allotments or otherwise, the 157,
600 acres purchased by the Dela
ware tribe of Indians under agree
ment of April S, 1S67, subject to
the judicial determination of tbe
rights of said descendants and the
Cherokee nation under said agree
men!. That the Delaware In
dians residing in the Cherokee
nation are hereby authorized and
impowered to bring suit in the
court of claims of the United
States within sixty days after the
passage of this act against the
Cherokee nation lor the purpose
of determining the rights of the
said Delaware Indians in and to
the lands and funds ot said nation
under their contract and agree
ment with the Cherokee nation,
dated April 1, 18G7, or the Chero
kee nation may bring a like suit
agaiust said Delaware Indians, and
jurisdiction is conferred on said
court to adjudicate and fully de
termine the same, with right of
appeal to either party to the bu
preme court of the United States."
The language of this section is
most ambiguous while it should
have bien clear and explicit and
capable, of but one construction.
It segregates 157,600 acres of land
and legislatively determines that
tbe Delaware Indians purchased
this ami unt from the Cherokee
nation and .concluded the first
sentence of this section by declar
ing that the land set apart "in
separate allotment or otherwise"
shall be subject to judicial deter
mination of tbe rights of said de
scendants and the Cherokee na
tion under all agreements. Why
use the word "descendants?" Is
the part'set apart from the "regis
tered" Delawares subject to any
judicial determination? The in
ference could be legitimately
drawn from the first part of this
section that the "registered" Dela
wares were entitled to have their
160 acres alloted to them, while
the allotments of dead registered
Delawares were "subject to the
judicial determination of tbe rights
of said descendants and the Chero
kees." The last part of the section au
thorizes tbe Delaware Indians, or
the Cherokee nation to institute
suit iu the court of claims within
sixty days from the passage of the
act, with the right of appeal to the
supreme court of the United
States, to determine the rights of
the Delaware Indians to the lands
and moneys of the Cherokee na
tion. Immediately on receipt of the
approved bill, on July 7th, I ad
dressed the following letter to the
secretary ol the interior, asking
his construction of this section:
- "July 7, 1S98.
"To the Honorable Secretary of
tbe Interior, Washington. D. C.
"Sir Section 28 of an act of
congress, entitled, 4An act for the
protection of the people of tbe In
dian Territory and for other pur
poses,' provides for the segrega
tion of 157,600 acres of laud pur
chased by the Delaware tribe ol
Indians under agreement of April
S, 1S67, subject to tbe judicial de
termination of the rights of said
descendants and the Cherokee na
tion under said agreement. The
Delaware Indians are given sixty
days in which to institute suit in
the court of claims after tbe ap
proval of the above act of congress
against the Cherokee nation to de
termine their rights to the lands
and moneys of said nation. In
case the Delawares decline to bring
the suit, what will become of the
land authorized to be segregated?
Will it be necessary for the Chero
kee nation to bring the suit in or
der to throw it back in their pub
lic domain, as it was prior to the
passage of the aforesaid act of con
gress? What will be the 6tatus of
their segregated land in case
neither the Delawares or the
Cherokee nation brings the suit?
Our people are very desirous of
knowing what construction will be
placed on this section by your de
partment. "Yours very truly,
"S. H. Mayes,
"Principal Chief, C. N."
As yet no reply has been re
ceived. Your attention is also
called in this connection to section
11 of said act, which provides that
after the roll of citizenship is made
and the survey completed, the
United States commission shall
proceed to allot the exclusive use
and occupancy of the surface of all
the lands of said nation or tribe
susceptible of allotment "among
the citizens thereof." Taking
these two sections together, can
they be construed so as to give tbe
living regibtered Delawares each
160 acres, the descendants the part
of the dead registered Delawares,
and then also give them an equal
if llin remainder after the
with any other "citizen?" Cer
tainly, section 11 does not exclude
The Delaware Indians were in
corporated under the Cherokee
nation through an agreement en
tered into April S, 1S67, author
ized by the fifteenth article of the
treaty of 1SG6. This agreement
was construed by the supreme
court of the United States in the
case of Charles Journeycake, the
principal chief of the Delaware In
dians, vs. the Cherokee nation,
November 19, 1S94, (155 U. S.,
120.) The court in this casb de
cided that in the event an allot
ment was made, the registered or
purchasing Delawares should ob
tain at least 160 acres, but as to the
descendants the court said:
"Whatever rights the Cherokees
and the registered Delawares were
to have, and it was an equity not
limited to the living Delawares,
but to guard against any miscon
ception there was tbe express dec
laration that the children ot the
registered Delawares should, in all
respects be regarded as native
born Cnerokees. This last clause
was inserted with the view of giv
ing additional rights to such chil
dren, but to prevent any question
as to their inheritance of all the
rights which their fathers received
under the agreement. .This decis
ion makes it clear that the de
scendants are not entitled to in
herit the shares of any registered
Delawares. Since it was rendered
in March, 1S96, the Delaware In
dians, through their duly author
ized agents, petitioned the national
council, then in special session, to
equalize their.;per capita shares
with Cherokees by blood, repre
senting to the members of the na
tional council and other officers of
the Cherokee government that
they were desirous of obliterating
all differences and becoming equal
citizens in every respect with
Cherokees by blood. In compli
ance with this request of the
Cherokee nation, being equally
desirous of knitting her people
more friendly together, an act was
passed by the national council and
approved March 30, 1S96, entitled:
"An act to equalize the per capita
shares of tbe Delaware citizens of
tbe Cherokee nation, with the
shares paid the Cherokees by
blood," appropriating the sum of
553,461.60. The act expressly
provided that it was the intention
to pay the said Delawares no more
than if they were Cherokees by
blood. This money was paid out
to all the Delaware Indian citizens,
and by their acceptance ratified
the representations of their agents,
and should be estopped from set
ting up claim to a greater share
than that which a Cherokee by
blood is entitled to.
When the Delawares in 1S67
were incorporated into the Chero
kee nation, the Cherokees owned
more than twipe the amount of
land they now have. The Dela
wares have participated equally
in the proceeds derived from every
sale. By each sale the pro rata
share of each Cherokee was less
ened, while the share of the Dela
ware, according to his constitution,
remains the same.
Pursuing this argument, if the
Cherokee nation had sold all but
157,600 acres, the Delawares would
have participated in the proceeds
of the sale and then have been
left comfortable homes of 160 acres
each, while the Cherokees would
have been left homeless. In my
judgment, the Delaware Indian
citizen is entitled to the same in
terest in your lands and moneys
as a Cherokee by blood and no
more, legally and equitably.
If you are of the opinion that
the land is segregated and that
it requires a suit by the Chero
kee nation to restore it to
the public domain, if you desire
the suit defended in case one is
brought by the Delawares in ac
cordance with the section above
quoted, I recommend that you
make some provisions therefor by
authorizing the employment of
counsel, making an appropriation
therefor, as well as the costs and
incidental expenses, at once, as
the time allowed by tbe act expires
August 27, 1S9S.
Your patriotic co-operation in
this most important matter is very
much desired, and I cannot im
press upon you too earnestly the
necessity for Epeedy action.
Trusting that you will not hesitate
to share with me the responsibili
ties which devolve upon us, and
that you will thoughtfully con
sider tbe suggestions submitted.
I am yours very truly.
S. H. Mayes,
Principal Chief C. N.
Wc arc pleased to Inform the thea
ter going public of Viiiita that that
excellent troupe, the llublc and Krcyes
Theater company, will occupy the
Byrd-Ada opera house the week of
August 22, with a first ciass corp of
artists. They carry with them a full
band and orchestra, also special scen
ery with calcium and electric light
effects. They will present each night
during the week a most delightful
riii' Il.ixter Sprinm reunlm opens
There is more catarrh in tills .sec
tion of the country than all other
diseases put together, and until the
labt few years was supposed to be in
curable. For a great many years
doctors pronounced it a local disease
add prescribed local treatment, and by
constantly failing to cure witli local
treatment pronounced it incurable.
Science lias proven catarrh to be a
constitutional disease, and therefore
requires constitutional treatment.
Hall's catarrh cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., is the
the only constitutional cure on the
market. It is taken internally in
doses from 10 drops to a teaspoon ful.
It acts directly on the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. They
offer one hundred dollars for any case
it fail to cure. Send for circulars and
testimonials, Address F. J. Cheney
& Co., Toledo, O. Sold by all drug
gists, 75 cents. Hall's family pills arc
A donkey stepped into a store
one day and asked for the proprie
tor, who walked out of his private
office to meet him, but was sur
prised to see a donkey in his store.
"Why are you in here?" he ask
ed. "You know that this is no
place for a donkey."
"1 am here," said the donkey,
"because I saw your advertisement
on the fence that surrounds my
pasture. I knew that you too
must be a donkey, or you would
have placed the advertisement in
a live newspaper where it would
be read by people, not donkeys.
Being lonesome to-day, I thought
I would be neighborly and call on
Testing Rochester Tonic.
So. McAlestcr Capital.
If Rochester tonic is not beer
what is it?
To satisfactorily answer this
question and to determine how
much alcohol there is in this bev
erage Commissioner Wright is now
giving it a critical test.
Two per cent of alcohol is what
is claimed by the hop ale people
as the amount found in that liquid,
and this comes under the limit of
the law. But Rochester tonic
shows four and one-half per cent
of alcohol by the standard govern
This morning Commissioner
Wright began the work of testing
the tonic. The indicator continued
to climb up until the i 1-2 percent
mark was reached and between
this and the 5 per cent mark it
wavered just like a man who had
partaken of too much of the stuff
which was being tested.
A number of people, it is claim
ed, who have drank this tonic, felt
considerably toned up as well as
tanked up after their protracted
libation, and they have not hesi
tated in pronouncing it beer, or
just the same as beer. In fact the
result of Commissioner Wright's
test shows that it contains as much
alcohol as any ol the different
brands ol beer now on the market.
These tests are being made pre
liminary to the prosecution of John
Lutz, of McAlester, whose trial for
selling it will come up tomorrow.
Bow to Look Good.
Good looks arc really more than
skin deep, depending entirely on a
healthy condition of the vital organs.
If the liver is inactive, you have a
bilious look; if your stomach Is dis
ordered, you have a dyspeptic look;
if your kidneys arc affected, you have
a pinched look. Secure good health
and you will surely have good looks.
"Electric hitters" is a good alterative
and tonic. Acts directly on the
stomach, liver and kidneys, purifies
the blood, cures pimples, blotches and
boils, aud gives a good complexion.
Every bottle guaranteed. Sold at A.
W. Foreman's drug store. 50 cents
per bottle. 5k
The climate of this latest of
Uncle Sam's possessions, to be, is
hot, but much alleviated by the
prevailing northeast winda. A tem
perature as high as 117 degrees
has been recorded, but it
seldom exceeds 97 degrees Fah
renheit in the shade during the
hottest hours; at night it sinks to
68 or 69 degrees.
The rainy season lasts from Au
gust to December, and the rainfall
is at times so copious north of the
mountains as to inundate cultivat
ed fields and produce swamps.
The rainfall for JS7S was 81
inches. Its mean annual average
is 64 1-2 inches.
Tbe prevailing diseases are
yellow fever, elephantiasis tet
anus, marsh lever and dysentery.
Porto Rico is unusually fertile,
and its dominant industries are
agricultural and lumbering. In
elevated regions the vegetation of
the tempeate zone is not uukuown.
There are more than five hundred
varieties of trees found in the
forests, and the plains are full of
palms, orange and other trees.
The principal crops are sugar,
coffee, tobacco, cotton and maize,
but bananas, rice., pineapples and
many other fruits are important.
The wild doc is the most pre
dacious quadruped on tho island,
and lie chiefly attacks pigs and
calves. Mice are pests, but they
are kept down by their natural
enemies, the snakes, which reach
a length from 6 to 9 feet. Numer
ous species of ants and bees are
found, as well as fireflies, or cu
cuves. They fly at times in great
masses, producing weird and
splendid effects in the tropical
nights. Poultry is abundant, and
the seas and rivers are full of the
An Enterprising- Druggist.
There arc few men more enterpris
ing and wide awake than A. W. Fore
man, who spares no pains to secure
the best of ccrything iu his line for
his many customers. He now
has the valuable agency for Dr.
King's new discovery for consumption,
coughs and cold. This is the wonder
ful remedy that is producing such
a furor all over the ciuntry by its
many startling cures. It absolutely
cures asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness
and all affections of the throat, chest
and lun'S. Call at above drug store
kand get a trial bottle free, or a regu
lar size for".0i aud $1.00 Guaranteed
Beggs' German Salve
is used in every house, writes one man
from a country town. Entire neighbor
hoods use.it for piles, cuts, bums, bruises
and all skin diseases. The fame of its
cures necessarily spread from town to
town; friends tell friends what Beggs'
German salve has done, and the whole
people acknowledge its merit, its healing
power of allaying pain.
Muskogee had a school election last
week in which party lines were strict
ly drawn. The average vote for the
democratic ticket was 341; for the re
publican 277; democratic majority G7.
This indicates a vote of 621.
Is your child puny, peeked and pee
vish? Docs it fret and cry without
seeming cause? Docs it have convul
sions? If so it has worms, and White's
cream vermifuge will safely expell
them and restore its health. 25c. P.
Mrs. Coppedgc, who has been visit
ing with Mrs. Spaulding and other
relatives forsome time.returned to her
home at Vinita last Wednesday week,
accompanied by her sister, Miss Todd,
and little Gracic Spaulding, who will
remain a few days at Vinita, the
guest of Mrs. Coppedgc. Phoenix.
It is true-that others imitate the meth
ods employed in advertising Beggs' Ger
man salve, others claim to heal and to
cure disease because Beggs' German
salve, the one true ointment, has been
so wonderfully successful. But in thous
ands and thousands of cases, as shown by
grateful testimonials, Beggs German
salve actually and permanently cures
when other medicines fail to do any good
Yet Thompson, cast of Adair, has
6omc wheat thatis estimated by all who
see it as good for 20 bushels to the
acre and his corn is as certain for 75
bushels to the acre "as a nickle is
for a ginger cake." It is hard to es
timate the value ot such a farm as
Buoklen's Arnica Sav.
The best salve in the world for cuts
bruises, sores, -llcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chil
blains corns, and all skfn eruptions,
and positively cures piles, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfactions or money refund
ed. Price 25 cents per box. For sale
by A. W. Foreman, druggist. k yr
Oar Xarjr And Hawaii.
Every American is interested
in tbe result of our conflict with
Spain and should familarize him
self with the jvonderful achieve
ments and possibilities of our new
American navy of our modern
battleships, those terrible engines
of war which accomplished the
complete destruction of the Span
ish fleets a't Manila and Santiago.
It mav also be of interest to in
form yourselves relative to the
newly acquired territory, of the
United States, the Hawaiian Is
lands; learn something of nativity,
occupations, etc., of the people.
A handrome Art Portfolio, com
posed of ten books, containing
beaulifull photogravures of the
American navy, Cuba and Hawaii,
together with a brief but compre
hensive description of each view,
can be obtained from any ticket
agent of the Frisco Line for tho
nominal sum of ten cents each,
or a complete set for one dollar.
For diarrhoea, dysentery, colic, chol
era, flux and all summer complaints,
nothing is so gentle, soothing and effect
ive as Beggs diarrhoea balsam. It never
tails to give relief and if taken iu time
will effect a speedy cure. Be sure that
you get Beggs', the only remedy with a
The Jumbo store has secured the
service of a nice orchestra from Dcn
ison, Tex., for their anniversary sale
Beggs' German Salvo
is an invaluable remedy for cuts, bums,
bruises, scalds, chapped hands, sore nip
ples, sore lips, eczema, ulcers, chronic
sorrs, skm eruptions, fever" sores and all
Wagoner has let the contract for a
$15,000 college building. The name
or the institution will be called the
For external piles, cuts, burns and
bruises, old sores, eczema and all skin
diseases Beggs' German salve stands to
day without a peer. It is-au old reliable
remedy and if used freely wounds will
heal without scar. Be. careful to get
Beggs' and be sure of a speedy cure.
Zack Taylor was murdered at his
store at Mclvin between Wagoner and
Tahlcquali a few days ago by Mosc
Miller and Will Sail. The men in
the store, three in number, were lined
up, but Taylor started to get his gun
and was shot dead. The robbers then
left without disturbing anything.
Tabler's buckeye pile ointment re
lieves the intense itching. It soothes,
it heals, it cures chronic cases when
surgeons fail. It is a scientific cer
tainty. Its sales increase through its
cures. It is no experiment. Every
bottle guaranteed. 50c. Tubes 75c.
1. Shanahan. 2
Wagoner is to he the distributing
point for a Fort Smith wholesale gro
Uallard's snow llnament will cure
lame back, sore throat, wounds, cuts,
sprains, bruNcs, old sores; ladies, it
will cure your back ache. 25 and 50c.
P. Shanahan. 2
Frank Iiillingslea had a very line
cow killed by the cars Saturday after
noon just cast of town.
A wonderful medicine Beggs' little
giant pills for weak stomach, impaired
digestion, disordered li er, sick headache,
constipation, female ailments, are abso
lutely without a rival. Take no substi
tute, ask for Beggs.
Sam Uidcnhour is doing a good ice
business wagon on the street all the
time and delivery Immediate but so
licits more orders. Hail the wagon,
or leave orders at Foreman's drug
store. Mail or telegraph orders filled
Telephone the Excelsior Steam
laundry and your work will be called
for and delivered promptly. Telc-
FOUGHT IN THE MODOC WAR.
The llravcr ot a Young Llou-
tcnant "WJio Is To-Duy -a -Coni-
"Abont 23 years ago, said a -well-known
army officer, "the Modoc Indian
war. In the lava bed of southern Ore
gon ond northern California, was in
progress. In It occurred some as severe
fighting, under adverse circumstances,
as ever came to the lot of the United
States army. Among the troops en
gaged In that war was theXinth United
States infantry. It is well known that
this regiment -was never permitted to
take any part in the civil war, but was
kept during the whole eventful period
on the Pacific slope. It wns not the
fault of the officers of the regiment,
yet they felt very sensitive on tho sub
ject. "Among the officers of that regiment
was a young lieutenant, whose name
I shall mention later. On tbe evening
preceding the heaviest fighting tlwt oc
curred during the campaign remarks
were made reflecting upon the courage
of what they designated as the 'Cali
fornia contingent,' meaning thereby
the Xlnth infantry. These remarks
came to the ears of the young lieuten
ant, who immediately sought the au
thor, and in the presence of a lorge
number of his fellow officers, resented
the aspersions in the most vigorous
terms; branding the roan as a modern
Ananias, and also announcing that im
mediately after tbe fight which was
elated for the following day he would
personally make good all that he then
"Furthermore, 06 the matter of per
gonal courage hod been put in ques
tion, he announced that in the fight
of thefoIlowiag morning he should
wear his ful1 uniform, and he chal
lenged the author of the disparaging
remarks to do the same. That night
tbe commanding general sent for this
lieutenant and informed him that in
he charge that was to be made on the
following morning he was going to give
him the next position to the post of
honor that Is, the left of the line.
"Any soldier will know that when
troops ore in line of battle the left is
equally exposed with the right. It hap
pened, therefore, that on the morning
of the battle the California lieutenant,
true to his word, appeared In command
of the left of the line in full uni
form, and as it was well known that
such an exposure was to court almost
certain death, not another officer did
o appear, notwithstanding the lieuten
ant's emphatic challenge.
"In the gray dawn of the following
hour the troops lined up in front of
those terrible obstacle known as the
laa beds. Tbe command: 'Forward!'
was given, and over they went, first one
and then another, in the face of a with
ering fire from the savages behind pi lea
ot rocks, eome five and some fully 40
feet in height, the California lieuten
ant, in full uniform, at the bead of hU
company on the left of the line. The
right was crushed ond fell back, but
the left, encouraged by its commander's
plendid example, held its ground.
"As may be imagined, the officer In
full uniform received the attention of
every Modoc warrior who caught sight
of him, and they- finally brought him
Sown with a rifle boll through his
thigh, cutting the tendons to his leg.
Calling two soldiers, instead of per
mitting them to carry him off, as they
vWshcd to do, he ploced a hand on the
shoulder of each, and thu6 supported
he fought on, until by sheer loss of
blood his whole strength gave way and
tbe soldiers laid him down till the fight
was all over. His gallant conduct on
this occasion won for him tbe undying
friendship of tbe late Maj. Gen. Crook,
to whose deportment he was soon after
called. To his own valor and this
friendship the United States owes It
that he Is now Brig. Gen. Charles P.
Eagan, commissary general of subsist
ence. "The Modocs touched the button in
the lava beds of Oregon, ond President
McKinley has done the rest. The same
conduct In tbe British army would hove
won he Victoria Cross; in the French
army it would have brought the Cross
of the Legion of Honor. In the United
States army it won only the friendship
of Gen. Crook, and vet we fancy if Gen.
Eagan were now to choose between!
them he would take the latter." Wash
The kind-hearted man was several
miles from the city when he dismount
ed in the middle of the arid road be
cause a tramp dodged from side to side
in front of his bicycle.
"What did you do that for?" inquired
"Mister I want to talk to ye."
"You're liable to get Into trouble if
you act that way every time you get
"I won't detain you only a minute.
I merely wanted to ask you for five
cents. An' lemme tell you somtthln'
else. I don't want it fur licker. 1 know
dat susplcon always comes up in a gent's
mind whenever anybody he ain't well
acquainted with axes 'hn fur five cents.
But dls Is a case where you ain't tnktn'
"Well, here's your nickel. I hop you
are not deceiving me."
"Xo, sir," he replied, as he pocketed
the money. "I kin give ye complc-te as
surance dat I don't want dis money to
buy licker. What I wanted wit your
five cents wns to pay me car fare to de
saloon." Detroit Free Press.
niuKt-rlirrad LlUc Mother .Undo.
An old-fnshioned molnsses ginger
bread. The following are the propor
tions: One-half a cupful of molasses,
one-half a tablespoonful of ginger, one
faltspooufulof alt, one-half a teaspoon
fnlofsoda.onctablespoonful of clarlfiet
beef-dripping or you may use butter,
though the dripping is the better one
fourth of a cupful of hot water, boil
ing, aud one cupful of flour. The gin
ger, soda and salt ore added to the mo
lasecs; tbe softened dripping is then
put in. and the mixture beaten well?
next the boiling water is added, then
the flour; beat again thoroughly, pour
Into a well-grened shallow pan, and
bake In a hot oven. It will take about
20 minutes to bake the loaf. Sallle Joy
White, in WomonB Home Companion.
After the loaf of bread has been baked,
if you want pulled bread, whittle off
the crust and pull the crumbs into long,
thin strip. Place these strips In a pan
lined with soft paper, bake In a slow
om-ii un'il golden brown and crisp to
tbe very center. Ladies' Home Journal.
Mlclit Do .siinrlliln.
The Constituent Are you going tc
resign and offer your services to thi
country on the field of battle?
The Congressman I'm too old.
"Well, the people would think a heap
more of you if you didn't do nothing
more for your country than resign."
lEub one tablespoonful of butter with
two of pulverized sugar In a bowl. Place
the bowl in a pan of boiling wutcr, stir
ring in two tablcspoonfuls of cherries
and j nice. Ibis is ery delicate.
joseph HUNT, Vinita, I. T.
A BOON TO MANKIND!
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A New Discovery for the Certain Cure of INTERNAL and
EXTERNAL PILES, WITHOUT PAIN.
CURES WHERE AL OTHERS HAVE FAILED.
TUBES, BY MAIL, 75 CF.NTS; BOTTLES, 50 CENTS.
JAMES F. BALLARD, Sole Proprietor, - 310 North Main Street, ST. LOUIS, MO.
ON THE HEAD OF DUCK CREEK
ED. LUND AY'S
General Store M Mill
Sells everything the community needs.
Meets all city prices.
CORN, HAY AND OATS at Lowest Price?....
Buy all kinds of live stock, poultry and eggs.
Postoffice Address, - - Afton, Ind. Ter.
D. S. CUMMING,
ADAIR, IND. TER.,
Does not buy goods in car load lots, neither does ho own the earth,
but he has lots of good goods, BOUGHT RIGHT FOR CASH, and he
will eell you your
Dry Goods, Notions,
Hats and Clothing,
Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,
Furniture, Bed .Springs
Ana Mattresses, Paints, Oils, Farm Implements and Vehicles, in large or
small quantities at "Live and Let Live" prices.
Yours for cash business,
D. S. CUMMING,
Adair, Ind. Ter.
Watch for the Clover Leaf.
Also Full Line of Coffins, Caskets and Trimmings..
OL IYER BJWBY, Pre. J. O. HALL.
First National Bank,
-Virjita, Ind. Ter.
B. F. Fortnor
E. B. Fraysor
E. N. Ratcllff
M. E. Mllford
W. A. Graham
J. O. Hall
W. E. Halsoll
G. W. Clark.
VINITA. INDIAN TERRITORY, v'
offers full courses in English Language and Literature, Latin, Greek, French, German,
Mathematics, Scieaw, Music, Art, Elocution and Physical Culture. J O J Good
board, new furniture,., new carpets, cheap rales.
For .catalogue address B.
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" " - '
Mavor II. II. BuMcr of Miami was
in town Saturday on business. Mayor
Butler stated that the report that
had been circulated here that there
was an occupation tax on mechanics
and other laborers in idlanil was false,
and that there was no Mich ordinance
in the towjrL
Ballard's horchound syrup is not a
mixture of stomach destroying drugs,
hut is a scientifically prepared remedy
that cures coughs and colds, and all
the throat and lung troubles. Its
action is quick, prompt and positive.
25 and ."0o. P. Shanahan. --
Ilowell CobU, a Cherokee, has been
bound over without bail to the grand
Jury at this place in October, for kill
ing the negro at Sapulpa recently.
Some years since Cobb killed a gam
bler at rt. Worth, but was acquitted.
Is your liver tired? Docs it fail to
do its duty? If so, don't neglect its
call for help. A few doses of hcrbine
may save you a spell of sickness. Hcr
bine is the only perfect liver medi
cine. It cures chills and fever. 50c.
P. Shanahan. -
The annual stomp dance of the
Shawnecs will he held on Hominy
creek in the western portion of the
Cherokee nation on the 22nd iustant.
It Is said this will be the last time
this aucient custom will he held.
Stay that barking by using Ballard's
horchound syrup. It arrests the
cough, allays irritation of the throat
and relieves congestion of tho lungs in
a day. It is safe aud pleasant to take
and never disappoints. 25 & 50c. P.
Shanahan. 1 6
A Carload of
Wee Pre. W. P. PHILLIPS, Cathltr
KaJgiuTiH-in Q3 & Mm jim
I, TTT Fl "th niM&jMMkgmf
kWWr; i. mW w
Does a 5af General Banking
Was tbe first National BanH
Chartered in the CbcroKec
Nation and Is the Gibral
tar arnonc the Banks of
"tbe Indian Territory.
Chieftain is sure to please.
R. MORRISON, A. M., President
vinita, ma. i er,
gDUHUi prize winners;
At the World's Exposition
for excellent manufacture,
quality, uniformity and
volume of tone, elasticity
of touch, Artistic casej,
materials and workman
ship of highest grade.
4ATALOQUES ON APPLICATION PRM
CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGAN CO.
LARGEST MftKUFACTuntBS OF
flAHQS m QR6AHS 1 THE WORLt
Not occupying more Bpaco than
tbe first following will be inserted
at 85.00 per year. The verdict ol
men owning large or small herds
is that it pays to advertise the
Horse brand nmo.
in eaen ar
Earns bead ol
Bis creek, C.N
C. L. WASHBOUBNE,
Southwest City, Ho.
Smooth crop In eaot
ear, nnderblt In rlgbt.
RanlRe Eoand 8prfnK
S raicu. a miiei tail or
lions brand O on
left Jaw and thigh.
Soms cattle In old
brand half circle W
J. 8. LHFOROB,
Vinita, I. T.
U right hip
7 Crop and two
pun in eaca
ear. Bangs 1C
west of Vinita v
on Big Cabin
creek, 7 miles
weat of Blue
jacket. Cattle or this
only for ship
ment. tlOO reward
Adair, Ind. Ter.
derblt In right,
awallow fork ft
nnderblt In tba
ed AH (connect,
ed) on tba left
Bang on Pry.
Chelsea, I. T.
Brand, EC on both
Range on Pryor
creek, 7 znllea north .
Fairland, Ind. Ter.
and apllt la
elope In left.
wett of Bias
Jacket, 1. T,
D. L. DENNY.
Claremore, Ind. Ter.
g-t -naer side.
Bangs 9 miles east
Vinita, I. T.
Brand on nip or side.
Crop left, cropland
under half crop right,
Bangs on Whits Oak.
B, B, TAYLOR,
Postofflcr. Vinita, I. T.
leu ear.anu exup
and apllt la lbs y
Some cattle In
Bangs on Lo
enst creek, font
miles a.e. of Vi
W. N. STEWART
Brand la J S
J. C. nOGAN,
Pryor Creek, Ind. Ter.
Swallow fork and
nnderblt In right ear,
nnderslope In left.
Bangs on Pryor
Pryor Creek, Ind. Ter.
Some ateers branded
stripe across the not.
Cows branded LApl
crop and spilt eachl
ear. Bangs near Pry
J. O. ARNETT,
Chelsea, I. T. ..
for shi p
ment. dec 31 8
J. O. HALL.
Vinita, Ind. Ter.
Hants on Carl creel
CM reward forcooTle-
tlon of theft or the
J. W. WRIQHT,
Nowata, I. T.
Crop and undcrslope
In each year.
Ama fift1n liavn It
Iclo D on and are.
marked crop wa spin
In each car. Some
branded V-V on left
side, llangcon Hog
Horses branded O
on left Jaw. ap
e tallM .1 r til Panhfl ' .
men vvniie in tne aaaie kept
straight by wearing the Gamble Shoulder
jirace. M'nci iur circniars. u amino sduj
der llriico Co.. KH, Beapcr Block. UbU