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VikitX, I. T.,' Dec. 18, 1902.
A drive into thn country would
b fnjnyrd but ro one hi Imd Ihe
lirtrdlhnod to try nch an pitnovii
tfonjftirlr. M8. OlynspK 8 Grant, wife of
the lale Prreiilrnt Grant, ritoH In
Washington last night of lirnrt
Iflt wero Ml to a votn of the
..people of the two territories the
Bevrldgn hill would carry with n
Thfl aennte of the United States
will, today ntfr upon the ritgni
8nd Uric or talking the statehood
bill to death.
The greatest blunder Senator
BTeridge has made up to the prep
nl time ia havinn panned through
Vinltn in the nRht.
The Beveridgn report on the In
dlan Territory ought to be printed
and sent out aa an advertisement
to attract imminralinn.
Gongrrrr haa patted a concur
rent resolution adjourning that
body on December twentieth, to
re -convene January fifth.
It look a good while, but Mus
kogoe finally fell into line on the
tatebood question. South McAl
eeter must be gettinn awfully lnne
ome. With its otber troubles the So
McAlester Capital now has tho
8k of trying to keep ito own town
.froni stampeding to the Beveridge
single statehood bill.
Con'tretsman Charlie Curtis hap
dropped out of Indian Territory
matters in Washington. He hap
troubles enough of bio own in the
Kansas Senatorial race.
Whatever may bo said of Bob
Owan it cannot be charged that he
1b cheap. When he turns his at
tention to a project it generally
baa eome money in It.
While all Ibis slntebood bub
bnb is going on in Washington in
quiry should be made for thr
whereabouts of a certain measure
called the "Moon bill."
South McAlester'e opposition to
single statehood will be '.be meant"
of ber losing the teat of tbo ledera
court in the event of the enactment
of the Beveridge bill.
The"per cent" lor thecolltciion
!3La!-the our million due from the
'government will do one oi tne
'".issues of be next campaign foi
, to election of Chief of the Chero
Tbe Cherokee council voted
down every proposition to collect
tbjB four million dollar claim
against tbo United States govern
,4Bent. An ofler to collect It for
.two per cent went down with Ihr
Aether higher fees.
It is always time for action in
There are a lew poople in Vinlte
who need help and must have it
The relief union is entirely with
oat funds and no money has b.een
- ifeallected for its use for a long
tlfao. If some charitably disposed
rjierBona will take bold of this mat-
tertboy will be public benefactors.
Tho committee of ladies and
gentlemen who gave their time and
attention to this business come
'! "i-tlme ago did a great service to the
I community and dispensed its
. Scibaritle? iu a tafe and practical
Tbe Secretary of tho Interior
baa reof ntly refused to allow Judge
,, W. M. Springer to appear before
K'tbe department m attorney for Ihe
uGherokee nation. This is a de
vr j t...t. i . u i
., -jBCrvnu rpuuAU iu a ujbm nuu
willing to piostitute a high public
(office in order to fasten himBell
upon & tribe of Indians where a
V lee UOUIU uv iibii iur eoiiuro iicyci
Kb rendered. Before Springev'e time
. "ae judge of the northern district
mmb unilnil tm traa lintinnlilni. colli.
Sfotfief Bnffington seeking employ
ment as attorney for the Cberokeea
"J I' ' anu HIB ueJIBveu jnuueu iuojuuuo
riTore be retired fromtbe bench. Ilia
aervloes in Washington were worse
1 than nothing for be proved him.
ft" hU political mendicant, tire
f tetua and unscrupulous. But why
t, .,.. ,i ii i.i .1.. i..i. i.
VJL cbould Chief Budington attempt
ST to foist tuch an attorney, if indeed
I kt ,can be called tn attorney, op
f 7fen bis people? He c ught to give
I, his peojile tbe lit nt fit of the beet
1SSI lBii( "" "" .wvo.
lntoBrnansblp availablr. The
leered perhaps of tbe employment
or Springer Is that there km a per
84t samewhere to be divided.
e four million due tbe Cherokee
' StaWof) )a (loubllera ihe lieplratiou
Md the Vfj to (he iiwe perform
sjaVM and ill tjiejljjhi of events the
ajvriitant cuu ko see to It that
jf on It) alluweil to get a rake oil
lit tb payment of this money to
Um$ due (he Gheroktrfi people.
Good roads make a good town;
anil pure t Hd are Inseparable. If
roar blood Is bad, your health must sut
ler. Poor blood allows the body to lose
vitality lust (Xi a poor fire under tha
boiler allows the steam to run down.
From poor blood to Impure blood Is but
a step, nnd Impure blood I mother to a
largo percentage of human Ills. Dr
Harters Iron Tonic Is an antidote for
both poor and impure blood, for it H
both a builder and purifier a food
and a medicine. It Is the best combi
nation of the kind known to medical
science, and Its success for nearly half
a century has led to its endorsement by
'housanas of medical men who have
een unnble to find a substitute.
will Inture rou uralnat the many evils reoultlnf
from Impure blood Scrofula, pimples, blotches,
kidney disorder. rbeumaUtm, cout, dyspepsia,
female weakness, anemia, chlorosis, etc., are a
few of themi but the areateat evil, the greatest
daiutr. Is tha reneral weakenlna of the whole
irttrm, which affords aa opening" tor ever
The following ts onlr one of the thousands of
testimonials ws have received:
. Detroit. Mich . Jan to. IMl.
I commenced ustnDr llaner'a Iron Tonlo
when prostrate from a severe attack of rheums
Hon. After utlar three botUrs aU traces of
this disease were completely eradicated f rota my
ljitcm. and mr rencral health was restored.
As a blood purifier Dr. IlarWa Iron Tonlo
dm no equal, and I most sincerely recommend
It to all persons suffering from IndlgctUon,
ibiihuc, mcumsusm. ana mo many weaaenea
conditions of the svstem produced toy lmrorer.
eazcll. Marrams F. Yeatcll,
No. MO Second Ave.
'11,000 roaraatM tast aWra tMttsuaial Is fsaalss.1
Every bottle of Dr. Har
ter's Iran Tonlo has our
"Crescent" trade-mark on
the llbeL TWm't ant a
substllate Insist on Dr. Uarter'a.
Mail tnlj h
THE OR. HARTER MEDICINE COMPANY
Mtttn ttM ef Dr. Itlrttt t VN14 Oxrrr Blnrn.
ao4 ctbcf wll kavva Dr. llMtrr Sf4Jcla
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8CHOOL FOR CHEROKEES
W. L Trott of Vlnila, momlur
of the lower bouse of the Cherokee
council, has advanced Ideas with
reference to the national schoolt
sod the ultimate disposition of the
school funds belonging to Ihe
tribe. Mr. Troll's plan is to con
tlnuo the one hundred and fifty
primary schools now running at
long as nrtoticable and then turn
the seminaries into schools to be
conducted by the government oi
tbe plan of the government Indiar
school at Carlyle, Pa. Tbe plan,
if carried out would turn the en
tire school fund belonging to the
Cberokeee into a pirpetual en
dowment for Cherokee youth
Fbere is little doubt but that sucb
plan would find favor with tbe
government and wnuld be a proper
subject forthe supplemental treaty
soon to be made. Tbe Cheroke.
'ckool fund divided per capile
would amount to about eight or
nine dollars each for the whole
Cherokee peop'e, not enough t
be of conerquence, but as a nucleiu
lor a school for Chcrokees wouh
be of untold value.
The desire to feather a few nest
has been tbe cause of delay in the
collection of the Slade-Bendei
award of upward of four miiliui
dollars due the Cherokee Nation
If tbe government wants to do tbe
right thing it will pay tbe dtb
without the interposition of Judg
Springer, Owen or anybody else
In the "Strip agreement" the gov
srnmtnt pledged itself to pj
whatever might, after a careful
accounting, be found due tbe Nb
lion and now, after ten years oi
dlegracefnl quibbling, will per
napB let a bunch of lobbyest sbavi
t good portion of it when it is fin
-illy paid. 8pringer Is a weak and
unsate man, either as a federa
judge in the Indian Territory or ar
in oily shyster around the capital.
Sucb ba.'liaclea should not be al
lowed to fasten themselves upon
an Indian tribe struggling to wino
up its existence.
It would be most unfortunate H
Oklahoma should be admitted to
statehood without tbe Indian Ter
ritory, but there it. no denying the
fact that Oklahoma is fully entitled
to the honor either with or with
out Indian Territory. And ever
tbe people of tbe teiritory, anxious
as roost of them are lor union
would rather tee Oklahoma ad
milled alone than left out. Every
sane person muat Know mat in
course of time tbe lines of but one
state mutt bound tbe two t err ito
ries, and it ia only a question ol
waiting after all. The compro
noise proposed by President Roose
veil to make two states of tho four
territories, with New Mexico and
Arizona aa one and Indian Terrl
tory and Oklahoma as (be otber,
ia alright eo far as this territory
and Oklahoma is concerned, but le
hardly Ihe right thing for the other
it is to be earnestly hoped tha
whatever changes in tbe way of
Ian I tenure may come to the In
dian country that large bodies of
land will not fall into tbe hands of
speculators and land syndicates,
The secret of prosperity in any
country Ib to have a farmer on
every quarter seotlon. Tho home
and Ihbfamily are tbe units not
only of progress but of government
Itatlf, Give tbe settler a chance
Tha roada aroend Vinita and
tbe streets within the town de.
mand immediate attention. To
oegltct either or both, is simply to
lag in Ihe Tace ol progress and en.
teprse and to.be outdono by
other towns. (
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The "officlhlu protest from the
five tribes against Btatobood with
Oklahoma voices the eentimonlt
of Chlel Porter and Bnb 0wn n? d
that is abi ul the extent ol it.
What will Col. Itobt. L Owen
nu ntxt now that he lift a been
knocked out by the Cherokee o un
ell and alto by Secretary Hitch'
cock. But it is safe to bet the re
doubtable colonel will not quit.
The tndriett chapter in the great
anthracite coal ntrlko In the East
Is Ihe foroed labor of little chil
dren at inadequate wager, Tbree
centt an hour for III tie plrlB under
welve years is the miserable stip
end. It is the rnns'nnt remark of vis
itors to this section from the Mates
hat this is a counfy of morvplnun
resources and capable ol develop
ment beyond the imagination ol
man. The broad stretches of rich
prairie land, unturned by the plow.
Bhare, bap nil the elements thnt go
make a country great.
For twenty seven resra the
Honorable Henry L I)"e, ex
United States Senator from Mnsta.
chutetts and chairman of the
Dawes commission, has pone to
the polls with his onaohraan, Pat
rick O'Hearn. Mr. Dtwes always
votes Ihe republican ticket nnd
hen holds the linrsea while Pat
rick votes the straight demcralio
Not much it said about the boI
vency of Vinita institutions, but it
has been a Inng time since there
was n business failure in this town.
To the outtlde world this Pounds
well and meanB a great deal. A
cIbbb of safe, conservative, enter.
prising business men are desirable
BBiets for any town. Vinila people
know how to make money nnd
how to invest it
The agitation of the statehood
question hat been the tnenna of
unstinted advertisement for Indian
and Oklahoma territories. People
all over the world hnvn read the
glowing report of the Sunate com
mittee,-&nd tbnte who are takine
part in the fray have called wide
attention to lhi great undeveloped
region called th Indian country.
What the Papers Say.
Beautilul wheat fields in wimer
as creen ae the fields In other
untries in April are common to
Oklahoma. For thirteen years
our fields of wheal have been the
admiration of our people and tbe
wonder (f all visitors, but the
wheat looks a litile finer right now
than evrir before. If there is any
one who doubts this statement lei
him take a drive acroBB the ooun
try and be convinced that Okla
homa beats the world on wheat.
An Okmulgee'paper says that
i'heo. (3ulick waB forcibly ejected
from the eenatorial Bpecial as it
was leaving Muskogee. Gulick
wanted to tell them of tbe needs
of the teiritory. The train stopped
tt the coal ebutes and he was in
vited to walk. Tbe Capital don't
believe it. If Gulick wanted to
ride Ihe senators would have d'e
covered his rare versatility before
any ejec ment thoughts were
formed and Gulick would have
tasted the beet they had, South
Representative Stevens of Texas
has introduced iu tbe Hou: a bill
regulating the practice of medi
cine and surgery in the Indian
I erritory. It provides that no
person ahull practice medicine or
surgery as a profession without
being registered in the office of tbe
olerk of tbe court in the district in
which he or she offers to practice.
The bill alBO provides that tbe
United States judge in each dis
trict of tbe territory shall create
for that district a board of examin
er 8 to examine all applicants to
Sam Powell of the Indian Terri
tory, whoi8 in Washington to rep.
resent some of the people on tbe
Btateliood question, Bays: "There
is no more show for Indian Terri
tory to come in with Oklahoma
under tbe substitute bill In the
Senate than there was for us to get
it when the omnibus bill was up
fn tho House. The substitute is
practically detd. Its friends with
drew it. Whenever a vote csn be
had in the Senate tiie omnibus bill
wiy pass, as it passed tbe Iliuse
Then the Moon bill will befotced
to the front aud, I think, passed.
The telegrams and letters coming
thanking Beveridge hove hurt ua
some, for the reason that we started
in to pass tbe Moon bill and
switched too soon. They think
us fickle, for no one regards Sena
tor Beveridge substitute serious
ly, Everyone here ia sure thai it
cannot pass, and knows ulso that
it was offered to block legislation.
I think I am perfeotly faithful In
tbo cause of relief for tbe Indian
Territory , and would like lo have
the aid of all good people out
We again call attention the mat
ter of getting ready for the begin
ning of the New Year. The care
(ul bU'innBB man will want to
gather In all bis accounts small
and great at that time, and he will
a'so not forget to get ready to set-
tin his own The Orst of the year
ib an excellent time to start in
new with n clean sheet.
They say tho statehood question
is not a partisan one but Ti f no
tloeablo that the democrats line
up uu one eide and most of the re
publicans on the other just the
same. The former want all the
new slates they can get and the
latter just as few as possible. The
national platform don't ' cut any
It is not dt finitely known what
number of alloteos will be able tt)
file upon their land in a single day
after the land office opens, but it
Is reasonably certain thai only a
comparatively small number will
be able lo filo during the four
months that tbo land oQlce is open
at Vinila. This boing true those
living in the northern portion of
tbe nation Bhould have tho pre
ference It is unfortunate that two
land ufilcea oannot be maintained
permanently until all the filings
are finished. Tbe inordinate de
sire to file enrly will cause a tro-
mendous rush for the first few
months and people from the ut
most parts ol tbe Cherokee nation
may be in attendance.
Judge Gill bas issued the fol
lowing announcement foiling the
terms of court in the Northern
Vinita Second Monday in Sep-
Tnhlequah Flrat Monday in
Miami Third Monday in Oclo
ber. Pryor Creek Fourth Monday in
Sallhaw First Monday in No
Claremort Third Monday in
Nowata Fourth Monday in No
vember. Vinita First Monday after first
Tuosr'ay in December.
Miami Second Monday in Jan
uary. Pryor Creek Third Mondayin
Vinila Fourth Monday In Jan
uary. Sallisaw-First Monday In March
Nowata-Thlrd Monday in March'
Claremore First Monday in
Tahltquah Third Monday in
We carry aj full stock of LUMBER in
the vartous grades from the best down to
knot holes. The best plastering material
"Acme" and sharp sand will be found
at our yard. Iola Partland and Louis
ville cement form a portion of our stock.
The only trouble from our point of view
is the fact that prices are too low.
Of course you'll not lose any sleep over
that till you tryS the Jumber .business
Come aroundjanyhow and inspect'our
Uiniia Peal Esfal? flgTO
(D. M. Marrs & Company.)
Town and farm property sold on commission List
your property with us; we place it before thousands of
prospective purchasers every week free of charge.
Rose's News and Book Store
Wo also havea very big lino of cloth bound
books by tho best authors from 17c to $1.25. Como
early and solcct tho titles you want boforo tho lino
is broken. Our endeavor is to got n libornl sharer
of your patronago during your holiday shopping,
Uioroforo wo lmvo marked our prices down, nnd if
fair donling and low prlcos is what you nre looking
for wo aro confidont wo will got your trade.
Our Motto: SggSSgffi
Rose's News and Book Store
In Raymond Building.
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We have recently added the
To our line of Shoes
Making it the most complete
line of Men's Shoes in this
city. Wear Stacy Adams
Shoes and you will haye
the satisfaction of knowing
that there are none better made
out of leather. Come and look
over our fine foot wear. You
Avon't find any that will please
you better. Call early before
our stock is broken. We have
anticipated the wants of our
customers whose minds are
worried over the question of a
suitable Xmas gift, and we
now suggest a pair of these
shoes. We have a great many
other things here that suggest
themselves to us and will no
doubt apical to you.
Bain from November 10th to December 15th mud 18 inches deep till 10th j
then dry, cold wonthcr until Doc. 27. Money plenty from now on ; ovcryono linnpr
from Christmas until January 1st, nnd general prosperity hcroaftcr. Snnta Clnus will
omploy 099 doputios to distribute Christmas gifts. If any worthy poraon is noglcctcd
Jt will bo on account of some inexporioncod deputy, ns tnoro aro onouglt presents at
BURNS' storo to supply all. Kvorybody wanted to como in and soe, and hoar music.
Singing and playing drums, tops, horns, violins ovory thing to tnako a good tirao.
Fivo conts woll spont will ploaso somo littlo tot. You enn pleaso in proportion by ""
sponding moro liberally, as Christmas only corac3 onco a yonr, and it won't hurt to
empty your pockotbook and give it a rost; overy thing needs rest. Just imngino 3'our
best girl looking sad on Xmas day, whon other girls aro showing thoir prosonts. Say,
Jim, don't forgot to buy your wifonnd the littlo ones a nico lamp, somo protty cups
and saucers, a enko plalo, knivos and forks, glovci, dross pattorn ; got her a nico bill of
groceries and soo what a nico dintior sho will gut you, and may bo a nico pair of shoes
or a hat, a shirt, tio and collars, or collar nnd culT box, tio box or smoking sot or a
mulllcr, and when tho snow comes you will bo fixed to go sloigh riding without catching
cold. Wo want all kinds of country prodtico, such ns chickens, eggs, buttor, turkoys,.
potatoes, onions, gco3o, ducks, etc., etc., inoxchango for groceries, quoonswnro, glass
waro, china, tinware, dry goods, shoes, lints, sliirts, gloves, nnd everything olso to bo
found in a first-class goncral morchaiuliso store.
All Sorts of Dolls
(Pint I'ublltUedNov. 2Sili,15W.)
Id tbe United 8taleOonrt for UiaNorllitrn
luiinci oi mo louian icrrnnry. allium
W, 11 CurtU IMalntirr,
VI. I Nn. IIKM
John T Auitln, DefemienJ.
Tho derend.nl, JOUn T. Atutln l warned
tonppsnr In thla court wllhln t .Irty dart
nil muwer Die complaint ot the plaintiff,
Wltnua tlin Honorable Jn.nnli A mil.
Judia nf aald court uod aoxi tl.eruof, ul
Vln U.I.I.. Oil day of November, A. 1),
IW3 Oil Ad A I'AVlDBUN.Ulork.
, .. Ity l' U.roill). Deputy.
W. II Korncxay. Attorney for plalnlirr,
i I' fngle, attorney (or nonTcililent de.
(Pint PublWied Nor. mii.tsoi)
In th United BtatM Cnminlat loner's Court
at Vinita In UieMortlitrn dlalrtcl ul tho
P.tfT 0. lliomaa, I'lalntllT,
Wllllo Campbell, Defendant
Tha attendant. Wllllo Catnliboll.la warned
to appear lo tbli Con rt within thirty dayi
and am wfr llio complaint of tbo plaintiff,
1'eier 0 Thomai.
Wltncai tha band or Wada S Htannalil. If
8 tommhiloaer at Vinita I T.. tlili Nor
U.ltW .VAIIKH. BTANVliai),
II H. nnmn.luii1in
,ai, a iiavenportsnu u r. ci-mioli. VI
lorneya lor piaimui
t'reaton 6. Kogje, attorney (or id
Games of all kinds
(Pint J'ublliked Nor. S8tb, I90t.)
tn tbo Untied Slatea Court for tin Norlhorn
Dljttlctot the Indian Terrtor.tlltlng at
John A. Hood, t'lalutirr,
ra. ... No. ISM,
John T. Auitln, Defendant.
Ibo defindant, JolinT. Aautlo, It warned
to appear In tlili court wltlitn thirty Uaya
nd aoiwrr tho complaint or tbt plalatlrr.
John A. Ilood.
wuneia ti nonorauit Joarpn
fudge of !! court and tbo aoal thereof at
VlnFla, l,T .tlilltOtlidayof Morcmber, A.
I). 1IKU. CIlAS.A DAN
lly 1. M I'OIII), Deputy
W, II. Konwxiy. Attornty for t'lalnllff.
ITnzle. Allorntr (or non-rctldeat
touuu 1, 2 and 3, 1. O. Building
Vinita, I. T.
I'll Y3ICIAN AMD 3UR0KON.
Offlceja New Ratdlfl D lldlrg. Tele
pliont rot. Vinita, Ind Ter
'v ley's tloney ud far
'on uldrrt.niMum, JVOQpweQ
HiM by VtoA"' rtr'J to'c,
for t 1
Anvills and Sledges
AMHS S. DAVKNPORT,
ATTORNKY AT LAW.
Rooms 9 and xo, New Hatsell Uulldlng,
VINITA, 1. 1,
Davenport 9c Hall, Attorney! at Uw,
Hank Dulldlug, Claretnore, I. T
TV II, KORNBOAY,
VV ATTORNRY AT LAW1
And Notary Public. Office In new Half
tell building. Vinita, I.T. Will practice
In all the United Stateicoiutaof tbe I. T.
QHAH. W. DAY, D. D. 8 I
Sold Crown and Bridge Work a Sptclal-
y. Office over I'lrnt National Dank
VINITA, I. T.
OnicooverEiitllti Furnlluro Co., 0;y
HaliellbuiUllntf, Ylnlla, I.T.
Foley's Honey and Tar
cures colds, prevents paeumoalm.
Hold by l'coplos druir iwtti.