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A c t o). II I ' s , I i r- jfflf Will soon come and you are still in doubt as to what to buy for your husband, wife or children, brother, sister, sweetheart or friend. Now if you will come in and tell us your troubles we , will guarantee that you won't leave our store troubled, for we have suitable presents for everyone and the beauty ol it all is vr they are useful. They are going out fast and if you don't csme soon you may fail to get just what you want. &anta Claus Headquarters at our Store . This year, and wants you to leave orders with us for he says we have the nicost line he has looked at. Yours for vSanta, v .... ,:;!!'" .1 u-u.t v x l w-u s . m yVlfl V'l' i z - MBj i FRAZEE HARDWARE & FURNITURE COMPANY. , THE DAILY CHIEFTAIN ioc a Week by Carrier. . 40c a Month by Mail. I). M. Marks, Editor. VINITA. IND. TER.. DEO. 1. Official Paper of the Gty. Chief BoESngtOn Bays he never myloyeI Judge Springer to col lect the four millions, and Spring er, it i understood, says he did. "Now when these two great men HhuB disagree what may be expect ed of the common herd. Go to the polls tomorrow and vote for two school directors. Vin ita has never had a weak school board, and as a result the Vinita schools have been, taken as a n?od 1. There is a good deal of civic pride in having the best public sohools in the Indian Territory. Keep to the front by electing two strong, broad-guaged men for di srectors tomorrow. For Chief of the Cherokees. Much ink has been wasted and columns of the press have bulged with discussions and censurious articles on the various candidates for principal Chief of the Ohero tee Nation and much of it has been confined to the non-citizwn press of the country. No sooner is a name suggested tha l it 1 as sailed, and often in lanuage vitu Iterative and calumnom whether -deserved or not. It occurs to us that one worthy and capable in very respect, well-known and popular is Bob Rosa. Mr. Ross 4iaa occupied about every office in -the Cherokee Nation except that of Chief, and filled them with honor to himse f and satisfaction i his people. Hi finaocial, ex -ecutive aod legialativ experience in our National affairs, especially fits him for the office of Chief. He is a descendant of a long line ol brilliant and illustrious ancestors whom more of the advancement, -cirilitttion and achievements of 4ie Cberokefs can e ascribed than all else, an np-cially the creation aud i-fctabliehmeni of civil government, i-chools, churches and all the embelish ments of civilized lile. Mr. Rons' motives have n-vr been impugned his honor, iutfgrry r clsracmr impeached. II ban alway main tailed a high social a an lir l nnil the good will of h'S IHlowm-n, nd has a record bthiu J biui for good etalesmanebio and fideli'y tn iiis people. He is wril-kno brOid, having at various times presented bis people at Wash ington and been treaiurer of the Cherokee Nation. The two old dominant parties of the nation will dictate the rival candidates and. Mr. Roes is unquestionably the leader of the National party, aod if nominated will draw largely from the roks of the o'.hfr party. Dewey Globe. What the Papers Say. i i i Senator Quay rang the death knell of the Indian Territory for tatehood favors the other day in bis venemous, blasphemous eulogy on this piece of terra firma, which is denied the civil respeot'of legis lation and' aborted from all privi leges due free and enlightened cit izuns A'rdmoreite Mayor Doggett made a raid on the gambling houses of Wagoner yesterday. He summoned his po lice force and all got into a bus and went direct to the gambling houses. The news had leaked out ahead and the gamblers attempted to escape, but three were caught and arraigned for trial. The au tborities of Wagoner are now de termined to put a etoD to gambling and whiskey selling in Wagoner. The decision of the eupreme court, that the leasing of oil lands in the Cuerokee nation, by the Sue rjyiary of the Interior Hitchcock to the oil syndicate against the wishes of the Cherokee people, is legal, because the Indian is a ward of the nation, is for the Cherokee a reaping of the whirlwind where they previously sown in the wind. Yet the Cherokee solons who at tended the Eufalua convention ap pear to be on record as endorsing tbe assertion to thsir inability to care for themselves, and desire to have four more years of interior department guardianship. Tah- lequah Herald. Biz Christmas Shoot. The local itunners club will lve a shooting match at the South park Curl-it ruas afreruoou that pro ml -ten to eclip-e anything yet attempted la the wav of a i-tio t. Chief Burlington and Ed Lee have ben selected as captains. Among Umho enlisted to shoot are Ed Lee, Sara Ridtnhour, Marion Maddox, Uyrus Cirnatzer, Dr, Oliver Baby, Webb Bufflngton, T. M. Bufflnifton, W. C. Wright, Cha. Webb, E. R. Critteuden, Cha-. Graham.; Weather Conditions. Tonight chowern, colder. Saturday snow flurries, colder. Judge Gill's court adjourned today after receiving the report of the jury commissioners for the January term. M. Frazee of Vinita, H. R. GUI, Afton aod W. II. Morgan, Adair are the commissioners. LANDS AT AUCTION. Marriage Licenses. Benton M. Hale-Martin Galno, Falrland. Z. C. ShepperJ-Maynie Group, Fair land. Thomas F. Dilliner-Harriet G. Ptiitllps Wyandofte. RHi. A. Bil lard-Jessie Lamar, Ni'Kiliuore. J L. Heattv-Pearl L?vy, Talala. K. F. Nix-Sophroula Fields, Cen traiia. J. bn B. Gillilaod-Laura Johusoo, Arthur Allen-Ptari Blis, Welch. Cua-. Jone-E la Hogan, Chelsea. Cbas. Juliivan--L7dia Simpson, Al more. George Lyou -EtuiiisCx'hran, Still well. John C. Clo:k- Miry Newman Vin ita. R. A. Younger-LUa Gary, Afton, H. M. Smith-Louisa McXairn, Vir. Ha. E. M Abbot-Nell e Vickev, Table-q'lah. Bids to Be received for Valuable Lota la the Territory. ; : i Sealed bids will be received at the office of Mr. W. A.Jones, com missioner of Indian affairs, in Washington,, on January 15, for the sale of 6323 acres of tbe richest lands in the Indian Territory. The property for sale consists of the surplus lands of the Peoria and Miama Indians. The location of the lands is euoh as to make it probable that the syndicates which have been trying to secure posses sion of Indian Territory lands will not be eager bidders for it. The property is divided into 175 par esis, of waich there is but oue that contains 160 acres. Most of tbe lots run irom 25 to 80 acres each, and tbey are scattered wide ly. The lauds are among the mosi valuable in tne Indian Territory, and officials of the Indian bureau expect that good prices will be ot tered for them by actual settlers who have been living in the Ter ritory on landj-leased from the Indians. Spend Christmas holtday with kin folks and friends In tbe old States. Only ooe fare, plus 2.00. for the round trip by tbe "Llock Island Sys tem," Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf R. R. Tickets will be limited 30 days from dale of sale. Holiday Excuraion Rates. On December 24th. 2Sr.b jturl 31-t, 1902. and January i. 1903, the M K. & T. Railway will -ell Holiday Excur sion ticket to locxl points within two hundred miles of celling station for one fare for the round irip, Unal II 'nit January 2, 1903. Hot drinks are now r-errtd at the Silver Moon Rft,ituranr, chicken bouillon, tomato soup, hot cboC'iUte ginger cordial, aud luany others too numerous to mention. Finest tine of Chri8tmas!candies in ton. - nCl AdvrtUement for Proposals for United States Jails, Indian Ter ritory. Proposals ire Invited for the construction and completion of United flues Jail build ings in tun Indian Territory, one each Rt Vlnltn, South Mclstcr. Ardmore and MuukoKee. lu the Northern, Central, fouth ern and Western districts. r-pBctlel jr. of the Indian Territory. Tne form in which the proposals sre dexlrpd may be ascertained by calling npon the United States maisbnl atany of the ubore-uamed places, and which provide: (1) For farntshloR aud trsftlng complete four jail bnlldinvs. one each at tbe above places named, except the steel and Iron work, etc. i (2) For furnishing and erecting In position the steel and Iron work; (I) For furnishing and erecting complete 'tbe entire four buildings. Including steel and Iron work; (4) For lurnlshlng aud erecting complete any one of the four buildings, except tbe steel and Iron work. Plans and ttnecHoatlons for the entire work may be had on annlicallnn to the gen eral agent. Departmentof Justice. Washing ton. O Cor to the United btates marshal at atyonnf the atove-tamed place. Proposal must be 'ldresd to the At-torney-i'nei-al. Wahlnelon. 1. C, tip to noon ot Monrtny. Decml.-r 2i. 1S02. at which lime they wfll he r.nend. Ths right to re jct any and a;l bids is reserved. Si an 51 51 5i & 5i 51 51 51 5i 51 5i 51 5i 5i 5 5i 51 5i 5S 51 51 51 5! a 5$ 5 51 -J Pick Tine Wimmer Of the many contestants for The Golden Rule prizes. The judges JT will have a hard time to choose. Here are a few more letters. Who do t think is entitled to the $5.00 in gold. I- Vinita, I. T Dec. 11, 1902. , Deah Santa Tlaus I am five yeshs old. I haven't eveah been to tool yet; I tan 'pell a little, but I taint i wight or yead, so I have my brudder wight foah me. I want a frashintnachine and a twain, sum taiuly and tuen dum We dot an old long fellah heah dat t'ied to tick a twain off the twack aud stwained his knee, and he is a little tippled eveah since. Bring him some medicine to ait him well. BRUCE CARRICO Vinita, I.T., Dec. 1I,I902. Dear Santa Claus I will write you a few lines, now that Christmas i coming Dear Santa, you must give all the poor and orphan children something. My father is dead; I am eleven years old Santa, you'll find things good to eat n the kitchen on he table, and a good fire In the stove. Santa, if vhu want to, bring ine something. MARY E. MUNCHALL. Vinita, I. T., Dec. ri, 1902. Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl, ten yedrs old, and as it is nearly time for you to come and visit us little folks, I thought I would write and 1 t you know what I want. I want a doll and a little trunk to keep my dolls' clothes in, a little stove and a set of dishes. But, Santa, if you Wovld rather give me money than the presents I asksd for I could take it and buy some thing for some poor little child that you might not visit. I remain, as ever, one of your itile girls, MARY CHANDLKR. Vinita, I. T., Dec. 15. 19U2. Dear Sandy--Me five years old and uie thought me me would rite you a fe lines to see if you are com ing to se me Xtnas, Sandy. Me be glad you come You can fiad my sto k ng hangin . by my Oed. You come, maybe me have you a t ddy when you come down t e stovepipe, so don't forget me. Hoping we will see you Xmas, your little g rl, . THELMA HARMON. VinitB, I. T. Dec. I5A9O2. D ar Santa Claus I have been carying in woo 1 of evenings for nickels to save for Christmas, but Ray mond Akin accidentally hit me in the face with a stick Friday evening, at school, and my lace i so bad I can't get out in the cold, so please bring me a pair of rubber boots and some skates. The Good Book lays do good for evil, so don't forget the little boy that hit tne, for he wants something, too. I am tea years old. Your little friend, OWEN TARKS. Vinita, I,T Dec. 16, 1902. Dear Santa Claus I am 5 years old. Please bring v roe a doll and doll carriage with a parasol to it; and dishes and little stove, and table and little chair, candy and things, and that little train. . That's all I want Co d bye, dear Santa C aut. WORLEY STANBERY. Vinita, I. T, Dear Santa Please bling me a stove that will cook, a pot to boil meat, a fancy pan to bake cake, with a 1 ipe coming up in it, a 'loll and a -et of dishes' so I can have a dinner and iuvite Grace, Ruth. Maydy and Yeva. I am five years old. : SARAH GROSS. Vinita, I. T., Dec. 13, 190?. My Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl ten years old: 1 live in the nor' hern part Of Vinita. I thought I would write you a letter so you would 1 now what I wnte Xmas I wai t y u to bring met doll, a tea set, a story bcok, a little red chair and plenty of nuts, candies and fruits I will leave you a nice lun h on the table in the room wh' re I hang my ockings. Now, Santie, I want you to listen, ftr I want to whis per a secret to y u; If Cou h -ve not enough presen's with you while Jyou are in Vinita, just go to the "Golden Rule Store," for they have presents there cheaper than you can make them, I will close, hop ing to see you at the Xmas tree, and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your true friend, NORMA HICKS. : ' Vinita. 1 T.: Dec. 16. 1902. Dear Santa Claus Christmas will awn be here and wheu you com down our stovepipe be" sure you have a boy doll and a little cup and Situ er I would like to have son e nuts and candy, Don't forget to come to 75 West Illinois ave LUCY F. RAMSEY, age C years. Vin ta, IT , Dec. . 1602. Dear Old Santa Clans-1 have eone to school eleven m nths I ho e that you will brin all the little children something. I hope that you will brinif me a guitar and a hair brush. We wi 1 try to have a fi'e t . warm your nanas ani teet by, anl corn in the barn for your little reind er. I guess I must c'ose. You will find pie and cake in the safe LELIA PEARL DANIEL, 10 years old. Vinita, I. T , Dec 15. 1902. Dear Old Santa Claus I am a little boy uine years old When you came to see me last Christmas I lived in the country, bat we have moved to town so 1 could go to school to learn to read and write, so when Christmas come' I can write to you what I would like to have the life of your -elf to read, if jou have it, telling all about your troubles through Christmas! and ome other good books; and some toy. too. But if not asking too much of yon, I would rather have one of those nice boy's suits of clothes than anytbiag else You will find then at the Golden Rule store. This leaves me well and on the lookout for you. hope you will get through all right Good-bve.Santa. GROVER WE1B. I Misses' Jackets. Nothing more pleasing to the girls than a nice jacket. For the Holi days we offer : Misses' long cloaks with wide capes, handsomely trimmed; in blue, red and tan: sizes 8 to 14; regular price, 3.95, holiday price $3. 19 Misses long jackets, good Kersey cloth; in red, blue tan, and brown, sizes 6 to 14; regular price $5. Now, $3.99 Misses' 6.75 Jackets Holiday price $5.19 Misses' 7.50 Jackets Holiday price $5.09 Misses' 8.75 Jackets Holiday price, $7.24 Childrens' Reefers, 99c and up. 577 (301 ? The Store Where a Dollar Goes the Farthest. vt 3oo D' )fflc toon Andl sell bi In all CH 3old 7- c DR Osfe .1 1 F . V ice 1 - 1 & J 'ierl I bl rhen o-'.