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-n ( r r c . 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 of it all is they are useful. They arc going out fast and if you don't come soon you may fail to get just what you want. Oaznto Glaus Headquarters at our This year, and wants you to leave orders with us for he says' we have the nicost line he has looked at. ' " ' . . '" ' "' "' ' ' .''""' Yours for, Santa, RAZEE HARDWARE & Store y Uv ii " a I I " A f - 1 Ui .a Daily Chieftain. 11. HARES- Editor ;y per Week by Carrier.... ......10c !y per Month by Mail 40c :phone VINITA. IND. TER., DEC. 24. j Official Paper of the Gty. .3There will be no daily pa r issued from this office tomor v. Reason, it is Cbrietmaa. Lumber Co.... Perry FURNITURE COMPANY,. '-' j - 7. : -' -ri I.".)- 'J' . Tbe records of tbe attorneys for i Cherokee nation in tbe matter ' applications for citizenship reBhioped from Muskogee to nita yeetsrday, preparatory to j openine of tbe land office on a first day of January. - Tbe Dawes commission ruled at when tbe mother of a child longed to one nation, the father .,' another nation, tbe child had select its allotment with its Other's tribe. The interior de .rtment has over ruled this, and dares that tbe Indian can lake i allotment in either tribe Ex. TTORNEYS -APPOINTED. licit Burilngton Appoints Agents to ' .Collect Four Million Dollars. , Chief T. M. Buffington has ap jinled as attorneys to collect the ade-tfeuder account of upwards ; four million dollars due the berokee nation from the govern ,ent, Ex-Senator John M. Thrus- n.vEx-Judge W., M. Springer ad Edgar Smith. The contract ilered intu by these attorneys itb Chief Buffington calls for a e of five per cent for the firBt We carry a; full stock of; LUMBER in . the vartous gfrades 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. j Of course you'll not lose any sleep over that till "you JtryJ the'f lumber business ' yourself. J Come aroundjanyhow and inspect our stock per cent for tbe for the third, two ;il.lioD, four Scond, three : '.it tbe fourth and one per cent for alance. Tbe Secretary of tbe In trior has not appproved tbe ap ointment yet, but baa rejected ll other attorneys appearing for te nation. ' . oy's Life Saved From Membran ous Croup, C. W. Lyncb, a prominent citizen of Winchester, Ind., writes, "My little Joy had a severe attack of membraa- us croup,' add only got relief after akiot; Foley's Honey and Tar." He Ct' relief after one dose and I feel . i: -.t it saved the life of my hoy." Re .:s substitutes. Sold by People's irvj i.ore; - dw ' ,r- n. Foster, 31S S. 2d Street, Salt lie Citj, writes: "I have been vdiered with dyspepsia or lodiges iya for 21 years, have tried many 'rrtars without relief, but 1 have :zzzi a cure la Herbloe. I recom -end It to all my friend, who are af. .cl?J that way, and it is curing tbem too." 60s at People's dru store, a w a kidoey or bladder trouble cao al ways be cured by usind Foley's Kid oey Cure lo time. Sold by People's ;drutf store. t dw To Curt a Coi4 in On Day Tike LsMtive Brotuo Quinine Tab V . This fUtiftcre mf., t s . every twv,25c 0-k' JOIN THE CROWD. The New Northwest is increas'ngfrom Immigration, by 200,000 people yearly. This region offers a field tor farmers, stock raisers, miners, lumbermen, mil lers, fruit growers, and all classes of labor. The Cody-Wyoming extension into the Big Horn Region offers a splen did opening for the live stock and wool business arid for farming by irrigation. The industrial expansion that is now the basis of wealth in the East, will be repeated in the Northwest. Give some thought toward a home in Nebraska or Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, North eastern Wyoming, Northern Idaho, Washington, the Puget Sound and Col umbia River region. , '.:, . . Northwest Train to Take, "The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex press" is the only through train into the Northwest territory in connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad. .Through coaches, chair cars (seats free), through tourist sleepers Over this short line and time saver to the Northwest. Connect ing train from Denver to Alliance in connection with this great through train. You can reach the Northwest either" via Kansas City, St. Joseph or Denver, by the Burlington Route. . To the North. The Burlington has two trains dally to St Paul and Minneapolis, reaching the valuable territory of Minnesota and the Dakotas traversed by the Northern Paci fic and Great Northern Railroads. Tbe Burliugton is the main traveled road to the Northwest and North. Investigate the Northwest by addressing either the Industrial Departments of the Great Northern or Northern Pacific Railroads at St. Paul, or the undersigned. L. J. BRICKER. T. P. A., 823 Main St. Kansas City, Mo, L. W.TAKEI.EY, G. P. A., St Louis. F. C SHARON, S.W.P.A., 623 Main St, Kansas City, Mo. The Most Direct Route from either north or south, to the Famous " Health Resort and Springs of SDIPHDR, 1. 1 . is via th ) On the eve of the Natal Anniversary' of Him who taught, "Peace on earth good rV will toward men," it is the pleasure of The Golden Rule to pause in the midst of the Gr hurried preparations for the morrow and wish a Merry Christmas to you all. It is a ' j" double meal of pleasure we enjoy'in extending the courtesies of the season and trust that your pleasure will be double that of ours.. ; ' ; , f j 1 Tlhi'e Prize WiimimeFS: Descriptive literature concerning this delightful resort furnished upon appicationto - ; ; Passenger Traffic Department, FRISCO SYSTEM, Saint Louis ,x. . ' ' U y r.ar3s.i,i5 1 If you feel 111 and need a pill Why not purchase tbe beet? DeWltt's Early Eisers Are little sarprisers, Take one they do the rest. W. H. Howell, Houston, Tex., writes "I have used Little Early RUer Pills In uiy family Sr constipation, sick headache, etc. To their use I am In debted for the health of iuy family." A. W. Foreman. S dw Foley's Honey .- 7 . f3rchUdrta,Mfe,Mtm. v So'.J r.y Pet-ile' ort: -i Tt? f A f W . It '.Iv Iuy WAY" ( ? I Indian Territcry, Oklahoma, A" CViAiR CARS OT A.. 'jtSOVCH tp.a,;3. J 51 51 51 The offer of The Golden Rule to give $10.00 in cash for the nicest letter written to Santa Claus brought many more returns than was anticipated and it is a matter of re gret that there were not printers enough in Vinita to set all of them, hence the publi cation of the hundred or more omitted was impossible. They were, however, turned over to the judges ana considered the same as though they had been' published.. '..; Desirous of securing an unbiased report The Golden Rule invited Rev. J. S; Stub blefield, Rev. LC. Wolfe and Rev. R. M. Cook to act-as Judges and.- upon their k ind consent all of the letters received were turned over to them. They carefully considered them, giving due weight to their composition, penmanship, subject .matter and the evidence of being written, unassisted, by the 'signer , . ; . . .v-i : TH.',: take r:: FLYER ,:f Holiday Eacursioa Rates. : Un December 24tb. 25th ind 3lt, 1902. and January 1, 1903, the M K. 3c T. Rallwav'wtli -eil Hjlidav Excur sion lickeM to locsl rxi)qt within tc hundred ml!e f Pel ltn station fur one fare f r tte round trip, Goal limit Janusry 2, 1903. i LILY DENNIS WINS SECOiND PRIZE -Of 13.00 with the neatly printed letter below:, ' ,;- ' Vinita, I. T., Dec. if, 1902. ' ' Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl- 7 years old and ' live seven miles east of Vinita. I wrote to you last. Christinas; I write to you again to tell you what I., want. V I want a little stove to learn cow to cook on, for my mamma is sick nearly all the time, and when I get big enough I aim to cook all pf the time. Now, ; don't forget the little skillets and pie and cake pans,-. Now', Sajita, if you are hungry, just peep in the safe and help yourself and I will have a firfe for you to -warm by. Don't forget the little orphans. ' Remem ber your loving little girl, LILX DENNIS. Little Folks' Prize to Maud flcQee For the nicest letter by a little one not ovt r seven years of age the judges decided that Maud McGee, of Centralia, was entitled to the prie. Here is her let ter: . : Centralia, I. T., Dec. 6, 1902 Dear Old Santa Claus I will write you a few lines to let you know what I would like to have for Christ-' mas. I would like to have a new dress to wear to school and a big doll to play with. I am a little girl and can't write and I will print you a letter. Now remember me, MAUD AfcGEE. TESSIE CHOUTEAU WiNS FIRST PRIZE: : . i And here is the letter that brought her $5.00. in gold: : ' . . ' , ' 1 ' yhiita, i.t , Dec. 13. 4902. - ' ,. Dear Santa Clause Lam a little girl ten years old," and I want to tell you what I would like lor Christ-, mas. ' I would like very much to have a pretty ring, but I do love books books that have nice Bible so- riesinthem. But, dear Santa, I shall be pleased . with anything you like to give me. - If you g6 to:, ' Krebsdo not forget to put, something in my litte " -nephew's stocking - Yuur little friend, - ; - ' TESSIE CHOUTEAU. , .TMIRP PRIZE TO OLLIE STACER , , '.Ki.r Wrltiiig This: ' - " Vn.lis, I, T, Dec. 1, 190i ''Dear'irleii'a, S tia Clau:I red in thtCbeif-s tain thnt vo wo ltt! le r.hlld en to iret. sittuetntD Ulritftli-' if ihy would 'ite yiu a lette So 1 tiiotnirht 1 wuil ry to wriie )ou (ne txi. I am ten years old ti tlie Catholic school I ar i learnirirf so faxt 1 do nut know what 1 i:i et CnrtstnjHX, bijf. I 'u! i nice to iiavo a nice uperi shawl, whit-i rvifdejr.fi "iih pink. 1 do tint mini thnt 1 will et. anythtior bds I tuourfiit )u vfuutit I'ltn n r-a1 a Mtle letter so wisM 11 you Dear 'Sun c.i Cla ut a Merry Christina t-n, I am a ever, ' " ' . . - Little Olllie sta;er. ViJi, . T D te &" r te, te & : te te te te te te te ft ft ft ft; te ft The judges found many nice letters, well composed and nicely written, which they consider worthy of honorable .mention. They were sent by Carl Meredith, Lucy L. Ramsey, Andrey Taylor, Theltoa Harmon, Alex Vann, Mary Venn Mary Ficklin, of Vinita, Lola Windle, Okoee ; Stella Buttler Chelsea yexh ot whom will be given a' half pound of nice candy by calling at The Golden Rule store. " We wish all a Merry, Merry Christmas. ; . . . ' kzsjl s yx? wyssi l isJZ'Z'&s The tStore Vhcre a Dollar Goes the Farthest.