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Our Annual Clearing Sale will begin
JULY 26TH AN
LOSE AUGUST 9TH
Two weeks of Matchless Bargains in every department of our big store.
It is our intention to make this the greatest event in the history of our store. We have had a fine spring and summer
trade this year and we feel like we owed it to the people to give them a round of bargains in Dry Goods, Millinery,
Clothing, Hats, Shoes and Furnishings, bigger and better than has ever been attempted in Vinita.
Next week we will make a detailed announcement in all the Vinita papers'. Don't fail to read them.
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rui OmirrMM PuiLiinixa CoMrAXY.
1). M. MAItKS, Editor and Vabllsher
H. Lnic Ci-OTWonTiiT,
Vota for ratification.
Tho Fort Gibson Post is boom,
ing W. W. Hastings for chief.
The wave of prosperity will fol
low tho ratification oi the treaty.
Seoretary Hitchcock has ap
proved (he oil leases near Chelsea.
Times are going to bo lively in
tho Indian territory for tho next
few months. It is a mighty good
time to subscribe for the Chioftain.
The lull in events pending the
distribution of political pie will
not effect the commercial interests
The man who don't buy proper
ty in Vinita before the appraise
ment will spend some time kick
ing himself afterwards.
Vinita will be supremely happy
when the point is reached that
government officials will not have
to be hired to stay in town.
With tho present abundant crop
prospect in Bight, thero is no rea
son to doubt a prosperous season
for Vinita and the Cherokee coun
try. With !he ratification of tho pend
ing allotment bill, the Cberokees
will be among the most favorably
situated people on the North
Reports from all sections of the
country indicate that the allotment
bl'l is in great favor among Cher
okee citizens. Tho country dis.
trlcta are practically solid for it.
With the ratification or the treaty
tho Cherokee nation, with its abun
dant resources, will lead the terri
tory in its rapid progress toward a
greater and better existence.
The treaty is the one topic of
discussion on the streets theso
days and it can readily be seen that
the great majority of the thinking
men are favorable to ratification.
A more far-reaching disaster to
the Cherokee people oan hardly bo
imagined than the deleat of the
treaty. The majority of the Cher
okoes recognize this fact and will
Vote for ia ratification.
The faithful in the western dis
trict are laising a howl over the
selection by Mellette of a Missouri
man for assistant prosecuting at
torney. "W. M " has so far sim
ply looked wise and passed the
buck without chipping in.
The stewardship of the Ohero
kee politician is about to end and
the individual ciiizen will have
direct charge of his tribal interest.
Tho seventh day ol August will in
augurate a bright opooh in the his
tory of the Cherokeo people.
Tho campaign for the ratifica
tion of the allotment bill at tho
election to be held in August will
he a, short and spirited affair.
That it will result in the accept
ance of the measuro by the Ohero.
kecs there is not much doubt.
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TIju necessity fur the appoint
ment of a disreputable negro to a
responsible position in Vinita dues
not exist, and such action is a slip
in the face to every deotnt white
man and woman In tho place.
Shame on tho man who dueu it.
The Indian appropriation bill
provides for limiting land holding
in the Cliorokeo nation alono linn
dred acres to the head. This is
without title and, therefore, unsat
isfactory. What the Cherokeo
people want is their prorata
amount tci'fi clear, unincumbered
While the plan for annexation
to Oklahoma which is being agi
tated in the Creek nation may not
be consumated, it ehows the un
rest prevalent In tho territory ow.
ing to tho present political condi
lions. Such agitation will con
tinue until the peoplo are en
franchised. The provisions of the treaty are
being wilfully misrepresented by
a number of those who are person
ally interested in defeating it.
While thiB olement, fortunately, is
small, yet it ia incumbent on those
having the good of the Cherokee
people at heart to inaugurate an
It is thought that the Cherokees
Will ratify their treaty by a largo
majority. It would surely be an
intelligent step if all the nations
of the territory would recognize
the absurdity of holding out against
tho government and prepare for
the termination of their govern
ments and distribution of public
It would certainly be a great
piece of folly in the Cherokee
peoplo to fail to ratify the allot
ment bill submitted to them fur
acceptance or rejection on the sev
enth day of next month. The hill
contemplates the fair and equal
division of the tribal estate, and
would save to the Cherokees the
remnant oi their onco princely
The appointment of the Negro,
Muldrow, obnoxious as it is, will
servo as a valuable object lesiion.
The day ia rapidly approaching
when the people of the territory
will be enfranchised and can ex
press themselves most potently
with the ballot, It is needless to
Bay that those responsible for the
placing oi a Winchester in the
hands of a negro, to stand guard
over white men, will be swept out
of political existence.
The claimants to Cherokee citi
zen e h i p rejected by the Dawes
commission are clamoring for the
defeat ol the allotment bill. If
this measure is not ratified, the
citizenship roll will, in all proba.
billty, he re-opened and the naticn
put to the expense of defending
itself against a horde ol fraudulent
claimants. The part of wisdom
will be for every Cherokeo to go to
the polls and vote for the bill when
the election oomes on August 7.
If tho sentiment ol the big ma
jority of the oitiztnB of Tahlequah
in a criterion to judge by, the Cur
tis bill will be ratified by the Cher
okee people by an overwhelming
majority. The more the measure
is discussed tho larger become tho
numbers who favor tho measure,
as Uie best that oan be expeoled
o; hoped for. It is to be expeoled
that there are eonio who will op
pose the meature, for there are
peoplo who will grumblo and growl
when being fed free on turkey.
A ratification of the Cherokee
treaty next month will mean much
in the development ol ono of tho
grandest undeveloped countries on
mo globe. It will divide the great
estate held in common by 'the
Cherokee people so they may aot
as individuals In all transaction
relatiug to the improvement and
development of their lands. This
change will uecesuitate a form of
local government which will soon
follow and then conditions will not
be excelled by noy sectlon.Wig.
From all hands comes assurances
that the troaly will bo adopted by
tho Cherokeo peoplo. It is good
to find it thus. Most every
one is tired of presont conditions
and the treaty measure will go far
towards putting affairs on a stable
basis. Claternore Messenger,
The slight opposition to tho
pending allotment bill is not de
veloping rnuoh strength among
Cherokees. The fact that it pro.
vides a definite and reasonably fair
settlement is much in its tavor.
The average Cherokee lamily, es
pecially those living outside of the
towns, will hail with a glad wel
come anything that secures them
in an individual title to their
homes and farms. The bill pro
vided for allotment on a basis of
ono hundred and '.en acres to the
head and gives a doed to same.
This alone is sufficient to secure
its ratification. The Chieftain ad
vises the Cherokee people to ac
cept it at the polls next month,
and Bettle for themselves and chil
dren their property interostB in
the lands to long held in common.
Thoso who oppose the act will
be found to have sinister motives
for so doing.
As the allotment bill is read and
studied and understood, it meets
with tho general approval of the
Cherokee peoplo. The opposition
that has developed hero and thero
is not founded in any real plausl.
hie objection but generally in pre
judice or elso personal interest.
The ratification of the measure is
The clause in the Indian appro
priation bill restricting land hold
ings to one hundred acres to the
head is misunderstood by some.
The provision is that one hundred
acres is the maximum amount ol
land that can be held by an indi
vidual, pending allotment, under
tho old Curtis bill, the aot of June
S3, 1803. If the act that is to be
voted upon on tho seventh of next
month, providing for allotment, is
defeated then allotment under the
CurtU bill will proceed, and every
one who has held land exceeding
one hundred aorei subsequent to
July 1, 1902, will be subject to a
fine of 8100 for each day the land
is so held. The law does not mean
that one hundred acres la to be the
prorata share, but that this amount
oan he held only until allotment
under the Curtis hill can be had.
The allotment, in that event, will
be only a turfaoe allotment and
according to the appraised value,
and may mean eighty aoros or
sixty aeree, or less, according to
the value placed upon it by the
The artiole from tho faoile pen
of Too qua etee in thia paper anent
the eo called railroad olaim 1b
printed that all sides of thia great
question may be dlecuesed, and
fully understood by the Cherokee
people. The Chikftaix does not
Indorse the views therein ex
pressed, and ieea no danger in this
olaim. The United States does not
own the lanus in question, there
fore oould not have legally granted
them to the railroad oompany. If
the railroad has n claim ogalnst
anyoneit will he against the Unit
ed States after the lands have been
allotted and deeded to the Indian
citizens undor the provisions of
tho pending bill. Thore is noth
ing in Too.qua etoe'e contention,
other than it shows the strength,
or lack of strength, the opponent
to the allotment bill.Tnose who ate
opposed to all bills, agreementB.and
overtures looking to a change Irom
aoommontoan Individual title.are
now seeking for some plausible ox.
cuso for opposing' too pending
measure. Tho -Cherokee voters
are Intelligent enoueu to do the!
jwn thinking, and will not be mis
led by tho healing of the brush for
all kinds of frightful things.
To ro enact tho Booker Wash
ington incident la the ambition of
many petty republicans.
The bigger government salary a
man draws the moro help he gen
erally wants from tho towns.
"Homo Rule," as applied in
Vinita, is a much more heinous
condition than carpet-bagglsm.
The man who would deliberately
arm a vicious negro and turn him
loobo upon bis neighbors would
open tho public schools to the
black race if hp dared.
The acreage of the Cherokoe na
tion is unsurpassed in productive
nets by any corresponding terri
tory in tho union. With allotment
will come its proper development
and attendant prosperity.
A great many Cherokees will
favor the allotment bill with a
good deal more enthusiasm--when
they know what gmde their laud
is. The -grade will determine ap
proximately the numbor of acres
to the head.
The citizen who votes for tho
ratification of the treaty is simply
voting for tho protection of the
property interests of hlmsell and
family. A voto against it is an
endorsement of tho looting which
haB almost bankrupted the nation.
Courlosy is the grace of kings
and should bo an all-peivading
quality of advertisements. The
surly advertisement will, or may,
rather, attract the surly, but it will
repel the man who believes that
politeness is a virtue. Printer's
The partitionment of the tribal
lands as provided for in the treaty
will be detrimental to the inter
ests of the excessive land holders,
and they alone. It insures each
Cherokee an equitable Bhare, and
will put an end to the looting of
The idea of confining the pris
oners of the northern district in
the old tribal prison at Tahlequah,
twenty-five miles from railroads
and in the mountain fastness of
the Cherokee Nation, is redicu
lous. The sensible thing to do is
to quit talking suoh nonsense.
Thore has been no valid objec
tion offered to the new Cherokee
allotment bill up to the present
time. The old tactics of delay are
being feebly presented by a few of
the big land monopolists, but the
rank and file of the Cherokee
peoplo are in favor ol the measure.
Muskogee is now worri ed over
the "annexation" movement in
the Creek nation The oonsuma.
tion of the plan as outlined at the
Bspulpa convention would bo a
severo blow to tho prestige that
"darktown" now holds lit the
now western district.
The threat was made yesterday by
a miserable freak In the shape.of a
man, who has elbowed his way to
the republican pio counter, that
other negroes would be appointed,
and that tho people of Vinita coulu
not help themselves, Tho loud
mouthed ass who made the asser
tion is unworthy of notice or com
ment, but if ho represents hia su
periors in thia matter the peoplo
aro ready for the challenge. It
wtro netier that tho black tents of
tho Invader be etretohod on overy
bill and in every valley in all this
beautiful land, and that our rivers
run red with "Ihe blood of our sons
to the sea, than that tho foul touoh
of suoh an oppressor he laid upon
tho throat of a free people, The
people of Vinita havo been insulted
and spat upon by those who claim
to be their friends. Tho old story
of the farmer who brought in the
frozen serpent to his firosido and
luaweu it out, only to see it bito
death one of his children is
brought forcibly to mind.
Editor Indian Chieftain:
As your paper is advocating
the passage of tho Curtis bill,
pleaso answer tho following
Must an allottoe tnko only 110
ncrea of third and fourth grade
How is tho difference tnbomado
How is an allottee to know
whether ho has an excess or not
and must ho move his fonco down
to tho 110 acres irrespective of the
grade of Iano?
Will the allottee havo to wait un
til he files on the land to know
what his grade is?
How is an allottee to find out
what section, range, and township
tho land is in on which he wants
to file on?
If ouo party gots to the land or
filing office first, can ho file on
any land that another citizen has
enclosed and le In his possession?
If the agreement is voted down
(.which I think is not probable)
will tho Dawes Commission go
ahead and allot it any how?
When will the roll of citizona bo
In anBwor to your first question
will say: If this bill is ratified it
will bo unlawful alter ninety days
alter such ratification for any citi
zen to hold more than tho value
of 110 acres of average allottablo
land, that is to say 110 acres of
average land shall constitute a
standard allotment. II your land
is first class you will, be entitled
to less than 110 acres. The other
questions may be embodied in one.
The graces may be assertalned by
applying totho DawosConimisBion.
Many Cherokeo citizens already
have the grades of their lands. All
the lands of the Chorokee nation
are surveyed and graded and the
record Is publio. No citizen can
file on laud in the legal possession
of another. If the bill is votod
down, a surface allotment under
the old Curtie bill will h3 the
next Btep. Ed.
WILL SELL LOTS.
Judge Raymond Refuse Injunction
Asked lor by Frisco Towns.
Judgo Raymond has rendered a
decision refusing the injunction
asked by the new towns along tho
'Frisco railroad to prevent the
Creek townelto commission selling
unimproved lots in those places at
publio auction. The decision af
fcols 2,200 lots in tho towns of
Mounds, Beggs, Okmulgee, Win.
chell, Henryetta, Alabama, We
lumka and Foster. Tho injunction
was asked by owners of ground
that was set nBide by tho Dawes
oommiesion as towneito property,
all lots unimproved to be sold at
publio auction. They fought on
the ground of misconstruction of
tho law, the land owners claiming
tho right to all such property at
The salo of lots at Okmulgee
Farming In Colorado, Utah and New
Tbo farmer who contemplates
cbaiiKlop- hU location should look
well Into thesubject of Irrigation. He
foro niaklni: a trip of InvostlBallun
thero Is no Letter way to icouro ad
vance Information tban by writing to
thoso uioit interested In tho settle
ment of unoccupied lands, Several
publication-!, giving valuable Informa
tion In regard to tho agricultural,
horticultural and live stock Interosta
In this groat western section have
been prepared by the Denver ii Itlo
Qramlo and tho Itlo Grando Wo Horn,
which should bo In tho bauds of ail
who dcslro to become acquainted with
tho merit. of tl.o various localities.
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Division of Northern District
Suspected of Boinga Re
Will bo Converted to tho Uapub-
lican Fold, it is Said, With
Federal Patronage and
Tho division of the northern
district, it is now asserted, was a
Boheme of tho Republican organi
zation to obtain political domina
tion of tho atate which will ovent
ually be formed from Oklahoma
and tho Indian Territory.
It ia alleged that tho division of
tho northern district, which was
undoubtedly democratic, wob ob
talned to allow a concentration of
forces iu tho new western district
which, it ia hoped, can he easily
convertod into a republican strong
hold through foderal patronage
and the block vole.
It is Fds ted that then they will
secure uiexntion witli Oklahoma,
via the Creek nation and tho or
gauln act, thereby making Oklaho.
ma Btrongly republican, and when
tho other Indian nations aro grad
ually absorbed ills thought that
tho political complexion will not be
A movement has been started
behind wbiou is an immense) im
petus, to have tho Creek nation
annexed to Oklahoma at once. It
has been found that the organic
act of Oklahoma provides for the
annexation of any Indian nation
to Oklahoma whenever tho presi
dent is notified that they aru ready.
Tho authority of the Creok nation
is its national council, and it is
proposed to urge that body at its
coming eeaslon, which convenes
this month, to announce to the
president that it is ready for an
nexation as provided In the organic
The action of tho Creek council
will be watched with moro than
TERMS OF COURT.
VIiere and When Justice Will Uc
Dispensed In the Northern
Vinita, aecond Monday in Sop
teinber. Tahlequah, first Monday in
Miami, third Monday in Octo
her. Pryor Oree.'c, fourth Monday ,m
BallUaw, first Monday in Nov
omber. Olaremore, third Monday in
Nowata, fourth Monday in Nov
ember. Vinita, first Monday after the
first Tuesday in December. (Con
tinuation of the September term
for trial of Civil casoH only.)
Miami, eeoond Monday in Jan
uary. Pryor Creek, third Monday in
Vinita, foruth Monday in Janu
ary. Otlmnn and Civil caBeB.)
fcjalllauw, first Monday in March.
Nowata, third Monday In March.
Glaromoro, first Monday In
Tahlequah, third Monday In
If you want to tell your property
and want to soil It quickly list ll with
tbo Vlnltu Heal KiUato Auerioy. .
te-. Duncan cottago Is nearlntf
Dr. DAVID B. MORGAN,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
Of Swansey, Wales, late of Philadelphia; Pennsylvania.
Permanent Addrcs, PAYETTEVILLB, ARK.
erates on colts with hernia, removes all
spavin, ring bone, blood and bog spavin
If you want to keep fat, slick horses fix their teeth.
How to know when your horses' teeth are uot right lie will turu his head to
one side while chewing, will spill food from his mouth and slobber; liac swellings
or lumps on the jaw or running sores on the jaw. All eig head or big jar comes
from bad teeth Tossing the head, fighting the bit, champing the teeth, lolling
the tongue, starts suddenly, stopping short, shying, driving sideways, lunging
and running away nrejome of the bad habits caused by the mouth being out of
condition, with colic, indigestion and hide bound.
Cere all these habits and prevent and cure all these diseases by puttiug the
teeth in perfect order. It is not the amount of food a horse eats that makes l'ha
fat. but the amount of food he digests I successfully operate on old sts'iious,
ridglings and colts. I have with me the Twentieth Century Horse Bo'k tor "nle.
Every farmer should have one. Remember all EXAMINATIONS i'RUU at my
olllce. Will bo iu
VINITA, SATURDAY, JULY 26
For one Week at Couch & Raines Stable.
In a Collision with a Freight
at Atoka Yesterday Af
ternoon. Tho north hound Katy Flyer,
duo lu-ro at 6:10, p. in., dashed In
to the rear end ol a freight traia
near Atoka Monday aftemcon
while running at a high rate of
The caboose and twd bcxoars'ol
the freight wem demolished, and
the engine attached to tho Flyer
was badly wrecked.
Tho WMfluge wbh ignited and
totally destroyed lr firo.
A rematkablo feature of the
wreck was tho escapo of tho train
crews, Chamber, fireman on the
Flyer, hoing the only one injured
The passengers received a severe
shaking up, but all ototped injury.
Trafiic wiia delayed about five
To the OUrk of Dtlawart District.
Having reoelved official infor
mation of the death ol Hon. An
drew Hyder, lato member of the
National Council of your district.
Now, therefore, f, T. M. Bulling
ton, principal ohief of the Chero
kee Nation, by the authority given
mo by the law, promulgate thiB
my proclamation for tho holding
of a Special Election on tho 7th
day of August 1002, in said (lis
triot at tho various voting pro
clncts therein for tho election ol
one member of the Oounoll Branch
of tho National Council, to fill tbo
vaoanoy caused by, the death of
iionoraulo Andrew iiyder. ihi
election to bo held aconrdlng to
tho laws of 1802, "Ilelating to
Elections, " and be ,couduoted by
the eamo election oflioera, ap
pointed by you to hold tho special
election on the same day for the
purpose of voting on tho ratifica
tion or rejection of tho Aot of Con
gress approved on the first day of
Given from under my hand and
J aw at I Ben' ol ollioo on this
lH1'AljJ the Mlh day of July A.
D, 1002. T. M. Biwimoton,
Attest; Principal Chief,
J, T, Paukb,
Two Mottles Cured Hint,
"I was troubled with kidney com
plaint for abnut two yoar." writes
A. If. Davis, of Ml. Sterling, la.,
"but two buttle of Koloy's Kidney
Ouro circctod a permanent cure, gold
by J 'copies drUg ttorc. dw
iuu. uwki nun jtra uu HU'CHUDO S I m,..i.. ..m-i. . ....... VH
traveling In Amer
ica He snecess
fully treats nil dis
eases of horses,
mules and cattle,
lie takes up rup
ture and cures wa
ter seeds. He op
gristly growth; cures lameness in bone
How tho Acres of the Chero
kee Nation Havo Been
The discussion of the nendmi!
treaty has Bhown that there is a
general misconception In rrgard to
Ihe classification of land in tho
The following jchedulo Issued
by the Dawoa commission shows
bow the lands are listed, and will
serve as a guide to those who ure
entitled to allotment:
Cliss 1. Natural open bottom laud.
" 2. Dust h.nclf prairie land.
" 3. Hot torn land covered with
timber and thickets
" 3(b). Host, prairie land other
" 4 (a). Iliittom laud subject to
" 4(b). 1'ralrle land, fmooth and
" 0 (a). liougb land free from
" 5 (b). Rolling land free from
" 0(a). Ill o'.iy prairie land.
" 0(b). Sundypralrlohuid
" 7 (a). Alkali pralrlo land.
" 7(b). Hilly and rocky laud.
" 8(a). Swampland.
" 8 (b). Mouutalu pasture land.
" 0(o). Mountain land, aanuy
" 0 (b). Mountain land, slllcious.
" 10 (ii). Rough uud rocky moun
" 10 (b). yjlnt bills.
Numbor of acres chsalflcd In tho
Class 1 11,610 51 acres
" 2 1,023.30 '
" 3(a) 743,810.03 "
" ?(') 231,000.78
" 4(a) 213,003.87 "
" 4(b) 800,207.05 "
" 6() 822,655.78 "
' 5(b) 0341018.27 "
" 0(a) ... 414,800.83 "
" 0(b) 6,073.75 '
" 7(a) 7,700.31 "
" 7(b) 014,302.08 '
" 8(u) 15,450.27 "
" 8(b) 1J0.30I.27 "
" 0(a) 12,002.87
" 0b 41,142.81 "
" 10a 220,311.43 "
" 10lbJ 400,330.87 "
A reforence to the above Boliod
ule will show that tho groatest
noreago is of land listed as 4 b",
which represents the nrerago land,
In the ruleB governing tho oIbbb.
ification of lands, the smallest par
eel to ho graded ia 10 aoros,
All Por Allotment,
J. C Starr returned Tuesday from
Qrovo and reports that cast of Grand :
slver ho found but una man who was
opposed to tbo treaty. Tbo opposition
of this ono nialcuutont camo from
purely elflli motive,
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