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IMU j,,' wlfUHUUl columns if you think it will yield numcient return lo justify the expenditure. If you doi t Uiink it would pay yet, as a sensible Aj'ji.'imUuu for duuaimi to nitili ai ec( ni ilfc ifiHtttr )jaiidiD. . t . business man expenditure. you should not make the ISN 0 ED DA I LY EXCEPTSONDA V P. M, Published by MARKS PRINTING CO. l'dt week liy farrier f .10 I'er mouth by tai-ri,,r., ,45 F yfcar by carrier, in advance 5.00 One mDth by iuml In advance ... ,40 Three nuintbi by mail mail, in advauce.... 1.00 Out far by wail, in advance 4.00 D. M. MARRS Editor Vinita, Okla., Monday, Aug. 3 WHY OKLAHOMA IS CBEAT. So many things have happened before and since the advent of statehood to em phasize the greatness of Oklahoma that people hack east, and in other directions are wondering what really makes Okla horna great. Aside from its size and location in the heart of the republic, mak ing it absolutely the best in point of clinuite, resources and accessibility which in themselves have the elements of a splendid commonwealth, it has another and a far more jxttent factor in tin: . achievement of its brilliant success be- lore tt nas readied the age ot one year from its somewhat stormy birth last year. The real greatness (if Oklahoma may very properly be attributed to the spirit of Its "citizenship. Not long ago men spoke and wrote of the Western spirit, as peculiar to the unsettled west and south west 01 a generation ago. mat term is also obsolete, and It is now the Oklahoma spirit, as exemplifying the dauntless courage, the splendid prowess and the marvelous originality of the prevailing thought that has shaped Oklahoma ia the making. Men who pushed their way into the wild and woolly west a generation iigo were called pioneers' Yea, for more than ' a hundred years these restless wanderers have pressed into the unsettled forests and trackless prairies of our country, and raising the standard of freedom and self- government have been the real exponents of expansion that have made the nation great on the American continent and be yond the sons. The creation of Oklahoma was the cul mination of a century and a third of state-building. It was a part of the movement of a great race of men-4he most masterful race of all history. No human hand can stop or stay the push and enterprise of the American people and no region can remain a wilderness when they undertake to subdue it. The glory of Oklahoma is the! dauntless . spirit of her people. The million and a half of people who rose up and demanded statehood from a hostile administration would build a great state in any quarter Of the habitable globe. These people if t set down in the wastes of Africa would erect a state and cherish and nourish the principles of human liberty and there establish the highest form of civilization a Republic. The very highest form of patriotism is pride in and love for ones state. Where is the maapr woman in Oklahoma who is not already proud of the state. The man wko would be ashamed of being an 6kla homans would be imin-rvious to the pre vailing thought that actuates her citizen ship. . , . Men of bruins and character from the whole United States have assembled them selves here to erect a model state. When we wrote the constitution that was adopted here less than a year ago, a few timid ones said it would be rejected at Washington because it was not like other 6tate constitutions. Oklahoma does things differently. The older commonwealths now wait to see how Oklahoma will do things and then take pattern. Oklahoma is great because the most alert, the widest awake and the brightest people in the world have determined to make her so. A group of men were seated on the shady side of the street. They were talk ing almut how good a town Vinita is get ting to be, her splendid merchants, her strong banks, her sole lawyers. Her skiu ful "nhysicians, her artesian water, her army of barefoot boys, her troops of bonn lusses, her beautiful women und thousand and one other things that town pride would dictate. A knocker drew near. He bewailed the sending of money for street navinfl. and denounced the council that comiH'llcd the building of so man miles of sidewalk, and the work on the parks. About the time he got fairly un limbered the crowd had die persed and the poor knocker put his little hammer tender ly away and took his departure a silenter and sadder man. ft 1 ' If the carrier should drop a copy of the Daily Chieftain at your door for a few evenings without your ordering it, don be alarmed. It is only that you may see it and mayhap subscribe and have it con tinue regularly. On the rural routes lead ing out of the city in every direction samples will be mailed at first, to be fol lowed by a representative of the pnier. When Governor Haskell and Attorney General West get through with each other the Standard Oil company will still be doing business at the old stand and at its same old tricks, and probably some new ones. Put up your bean shooters, hoys and fight yourfommon foe. There is nothing in the cry raised in some quarters that the government suits against alleged crooked land deals will retard development land cloud titles in this country' It. is the wail of the g?aft ers and is intended to induce a cessation of prosecutions. For lack of time we have been unable to solicit all the business houses in the city in the interest of the Daily Chieftain. No one is to be slighted intentionally. Just send in the copy for your ad. and the cash for your subscription. The people at home as well as tho out side world ought to be told oftener than once a week what is going on in this good town hence the daily edition of the Chieftain. The good citizen who neglects rb vote at the primary fails in a duty he owes to his fellow men and is that much less a good citizen than be otherwise would be- There willf not beTmany in Vinita or along its four rural rotites'who don't read the Daily Chieftain. We'll make them want to see it. Miss Charlesworth Entertains. Miss Blanche Charlesworth was hostess to several of her young friends Saturday evening at! the beautiful Charlesworth home on the east side. The party was given in honor of Miss Catharine Quimby, of Cassville, Mo., who is Miss Charles worth's guest for a few days. Informal conversation, games and music were feat ures of the evening. The Chieftain desires to express its ap preciation of thesplendid response the peo ple of Vinita have made to its'pronosition to again place a daily edition of the paper in the field. The owers of the paper are but showing their confidence in Vinita when they are willing to put their money and labor into the production of a daily paper. We ex pea to give the paper cir culation enough from the first issue to justify the advertisers in spending their money for space in its columns. Money spent for advertising is an investment end unless it pays the sane business man will not buy it. If we print a newspaper that will reflect the standing of the town, commercially and socially: at home and abroad we are willing to risk the venture tnat it will meet with proier support. Vinita has a larger population than it had when the present owners conducted the daily before, and the country adjacent has ten families now to where it had one when the .daily was started some ten years ago. Through our four rural routes we expect to reach practically all the people who do business in Vinita. The Chieftain will have on its pay roll a num ber of men who will spend practically nil their wages right here in Vinita. The institution that furnishes employment for Suite a dozen or more people the year .round is worth vhile. We invite the business Frank Bullington, colored, was arrested yesterday by Chief of Police Lee Webb for disturbing the peace. I). B. Bottenfield, of the Vinita Gas Co., went to Miami to spend Sunday. It is reported that Mr. Bottenfleld's father has discovered one of the richest mines in the Miami district. John Spalding of Chelsea, spent Sun day here.withihis brother, M. J. Spalding. Will D. Spyres, a former member of the Chieftain force arrived this morning from Jonlin and resumed his "sit" on this paper. R, H. Spencer, of Chelsea was among the Saturday evening visitors in Vinita J. R. Blocker and son, of San Antonio, Texas, are here looking over the land sit uation. W. J. Strange, President of the Union Grain Co., will be here from Chelsea to morrow and he and George Kapp will go to Foyil on a business mission. Jasper Martin this morning shipped a fine saddle horse to his brather Louis at Bennington, Oklahoma. W. E. Clapham went to Miami this morning in the interest of the Buckeye Mining company. W. L. SHORT, M. D. Special attention to Ere, Ear, Note and .Throat I Eyes tested for Glasses Otlice at Hotel Green. The Old Reliable ill Bft WANTS YOUR BUSINESS III ... THE OLDEST THE STRONGEST THE LARGEST ALL FLOCK TO m Novelist SEE H0WELL6. Used as a "Boomer" for a New York Library. If there Is any public library In New York that thinks itself just a little bit better than any other library, it Is the one that William Dean Howells visits every little while when in town. "Why shouldn't we be proud?" said one black-eyed attendant. "He is such a dear, and then he is a splendid drawing card. There was a time, oh, months ago, when the people In this neighborhood seemed to lose Interest In the library. Well, one day one of the girls let It out accidentally in the heating of several subscribers that Mr. Howells had been In the library most of the morning, and had just gone away about halt an hour before. The way everybody within earshot got Interested was simply wonderful. "lie was?' gasped half a dozen women. Does he come here on en? ' 'Oh, yes, very often,' said that same girl mendaciously, because, you see, Mr. Howells hadn't got into the habit of coming often then. Hut he really did take to dropping in fre quently after that, and where he goes the crowd follows. Our list of sub scribers soon swelled enormously. People with a taste for reading drop n at all hours when Mr. Howells Is at home, hoping to find him here. Some times they see him, sometimes they don't, but even if they miss seeing him, it Is something to be able to say that they belong to the same library where Mr. Howells goes." MIGHT BE WELL TO WARN THEM. Aunt Martha Wai Impressed with Danger Threatening Soldier. "Bless me, , Marthy!" exclaimed Uncle Cyrus, looking up from his magazine, says the Youth's Compan ion. "We're getting a navy that don't need to take a back seat for any o' them European nations." Aunt Mar tha' continued placidly measuring out the Ingredients of "mountain" cake, and manifestly was hot unduly excited over naval affairs. "Just listen to this: Some fellow has been making estimates. Any half dozen of our big cruisers have engine strength equal to the pulling power of all the horses in the Russian cav alry! "The engines of our big battleship Louislany are strong enough If they could be fastened anywhere to pull the hull United States cavalry into the sea, an' " "Mercy sakes!" cried Aunt Martha, with arrested spoop for the first time impressed with these interesting' sta tistics, "I hope to goodness our cav alry'll keep away from the shore!" mm QUn 511 JF BUGGIES I SI GL DOGS CLIMBED UP ICY WALL. St. Bernards Saved from What Looked Like Certain Death. We have a very large stock of Buggies and Runabouts that we are going to move if price will sell them, and if YOU ARE THINKING OF BUY ING A BUGGY this year we can save you from 20 to 25 per cent and at the same time sell you one of the best buggies made. Hoping we may be favored with your .business in this and other lines, we are Yours Truly, FRAZEE-HOSMER HARDWARE COflPT. VINITA AND BIG CABIN itwt I'fiij 1 W ifi wartiT J"-it(iIiiliiriiiirtiiiiii' 31 t 1 WHEN A MAN IS WELL DRESSED. Smart Clothes Splendid Declared to Act Mental Tonic. If would do yourself full Jus tice, dress well." This is the advice of a well-known London specialist In mental nd nervous diseases. "A good tilt of 'clothes;" he says, "acts as a splendid tonic upon most of us. "The mere fact of being smartly dressed Is a strong mental stimulant, and the man who Is shabby and knows It is often less capable than his well dressed mental Inferior. "To the average man shabby or 111 fitting clothes are a source of con stant worry, which frets away his en ergy and takes the keener edge on his wits. "I most strongly condemn the prac tice of providing lunatics in public sylums with ill-fitting old clothes, for the mentally afflicted when recover ing his or her reason cannot but be worried and upset at having to wear hat are very often grotesque cos tumes. "The general Impression Is, I think, true one that the man in a dis graceful hat, baggy-kneed trousers and shocking coat who can appear quite self-possessed among a number of smartly-dressed people is either a mil lionaire or a man of extraordinary brain power. "Few men can get along successful In life without the moral support of smart clothing." Hooked a Big Shark. The officers of the steamer LImon, which reached her berth at Long wharf the other day, told a story of the capture of a man-eating shark while the big fruiter, was taking on a cargo at Tort Llmon, Costa Rica, says the Boston Globe. One of the negro fruit' handlers was fishing over the side. He had thrown out a small hook baited with meat and almost Immedi ately It was snapped up by an exceed ingly voracious man-eater. Everyone on board ship ran to see the fun. The negro played the shark until it was exhausted, and then one of the crew went down the Jacob's ladder and slipped a noose under its j fins. The monster was hauled to the deck, but before It was killed it knocked one negro down. Two of the sailors killed It with a heavy club The shark measured 12 feet and There was sorrow In the home of Bruno Kronich, says a tourist in a letter from Switzerland to a Glasgow paper, when it was learned there that the three beautiful St. Bernard dogs, Dina, Medea and Solna, which had aided In many rescues, had been lost over a snoweovered precipice near Hochschneebeig. They were with the party in search of the three moun taineers who were lost a few days be fore. They slipped off the lee,-cov-ered Hermlnensteig and landed on a rock which overhung a deep chasm. From this they could not go down or Ui, and the (helpless animals howled pitifully. The animals were given up for lost, ana tor that reason the re joicing was great when at dawn the next day the dogs appeared at the Haumgartnerhaus and barked for ad mission. Investigation showed that the dogs had worked their way up against the almost perpendicular snow and ice wall. Peoples Grocery Best Goods :: Prices Fair :: Good Service YOUR TRADE WANTED TT D "Ole Mis' Moon." 1 Madam Fairfax was wont to stand on the porch of her old Virginia home and rejoice on moonlight nights In the beauty. "There's my moon," she would say, as It rose from behind the eastern hills. "Ijook, Dahlia, se how beautiful it is," and her tiny colored maid, who was ever at hand with shawl or fan for her beloved mistress, would answer, enthusiastically, "Your moon certainly do look pow'ful hand some to-night." When Madam Fairfax journeyed to the city to visit her son, Dahlia, look lng out of the window with wondering eyes on the first evening of her life away from home, exclaimed in a voice of miagled astonishment and relief, "Well, I declar' to goodness, if ole Mis' Moon ain't done come along to Wash ington wlf me and ole mis'! We can't be homesick nohow, wif ole Mis' Moon shining on us." Youth's Companion Shield for Modern Warriors. Recent experiments at Sheffield England, suggest the possibility that In this century shields may once more form an important part of the equip ment of an army. Steel shields, three millimeters in thickness, and about 150 square Inches in area, have been de vised, which afford complete protec tion against bullets fired from the ser- 1 vice rifle at a range of 400 yards. The I small size of the shield, which weighs only seven pounds, requires that the soldier shall lie prone on the ground In order to be sheltered. Each shield has a loophole for the rifle, and studs at the sides, so that a series of them ran be linked Into a continuous screen. Vinita, Ok, 0. c. t::mm, ti. d. rilYSICIAN & SURGEON All Calls Promptly Attended to Day or Sight. Oflice ia McGeore Bldg. Phones: Res. 14. Otlice D. H. WILSON ATTORN EY-AT-L AW 5, 6 and 7 Empire Block VINITA. OKLA. The titea Is thAt hv Iho list, nf uii-h weighed 500 pounds. It was the larg- 1 h, w th necessity of olefin rm. OI us ficuv or. -ru t r im y, trcncr,s ,ay be Limon. . nwv avoided. Harper's I Duels. More duels are fought1 In Germany than in any other country, and Jena and Gottingen are the cities which take the lead. It Is said that a duel takes place in Gottingen every day, and on one occasion some years ago 12 combats took place In the 24 hours. Jena's greatest number for the day Is 21. The German empire has about 4,000 duels a year; France has about 1,000 combats, which may be regarded as such; Italy runs to about 270 per annum. In ten years it boasted 2.759 meetings, of which 974 originated in newspaper articles or public letters. The great majority of the duels were fought with swords; only cne with revolvers. Aid for the Explorer. "Feary," said a geographer of Chi cago "never started on one of his ex ploring expeditions without receiving by mail and express all sorts of pack ages from cranks cowhide under wear, tea tablets, medicated boots and what-not. "Feary once told me that George Ade, a few days before the start of his last trip, wired hira to expect an im portant rackage by express. "The package came. It was labeled: " 'To be opened at the furthest point north.' "Feary opened it at once, however. It was a small kfg inscribed: " 'Axle grf ase for the pp 'e,' " Li 1 5T PART OF THR TREATMENT. . . . :..ful Physteian'g "Bluff" That Hap pily Convinced Patient. "I believe," said Dr. John M. Kltch m, "I was the first physician in north rn Indiana to make use of chloro orm. I was a young fellow, not much ast 21 years old, the ink hardly dry m my sheepskin, when a man came nto my office to have an aching tooth pulled out. "I had a smell bottle of chloroform, ind with the hardihood of youth I aiade up my mind to use It. He read ily went under the Influence of the aew anaesthetic, I pulled manfully and the grinder came out. I waited, but the patient did not return to conscious ness. 1 was badly frightened, ana hastily seizing a bucket with about two gallons of water in it I poured it over him. Gasping, he came out from the Influence of the chloroform. Then he wanted to know what I meant by giving him such a soaking. "Mustering all my professional sang froid I calmly replied: 'That, sir, is a part of the treatment,' and he went away, greatly to my relief, entirely satisfied." Indianapolis News. will give you some idea of the style that goes." Then he read: ""The worthy pastor appeared at the manse door, his hands thrust deep in the pockets of his loose jacket, while he turned the- leaves of his prayer book thoughtfully, and wiped hie glasses with distraught air.' "'After the door was closed stealthy foot slipped into the room,!l and with cautious hand extinguished he light.' " 'Fltzgibbon lingered over his final ', lemonade, when a gentle voice tapped him on the shoulder, and turnjntf lie ., beheld his old friend once again.' " 'The chariot of revolution is roll ing onward, gnashing Its teeth as it rolls.'" HAS NO USE FOR BATTLESHIPS. Scotch Minister Somewhat Over-Fer vent in Devotion to Peace. Rev. Walter "Walsh of Scotland who has begun a lecturing tour for the American Peace society, Is a giant in stature, reports as to his height va rying. One says that on the Saxonia, on which he crossed he was a head taller than the biggest man on board. Another statement Is that he would measure up to the largest of New York's famous Broadway squad. Mr. Walsh is a Scotch minister of the In- doivmdent school and was In this coun try in 1904, when he spoke oA several occasions in the interests of Interna tional peace. His topic this time will he "International Peace and Arbitra tion." When a reporter, on his ar rival the other day, mentioned three recent collisions and a boiler explo sion in the British navy, Mr. Walsh said: "I wish thev were all sunk." Supposed Tomb of Eve. A correspondent of an English jour nal has sent from Jeddah a picture postcard what a blend of ancient and moderni of Eve's tomb. He points out that If the sarcophagus is any- 1 thing 1,'ke In proportion to the mother, of mankind, she must have been about, 300 cubits in height, and the tallest of modern women are mere pygmies to her. He relates that there Is a slngu lar absence of trees in the district, but that the wily Arab is not Insensi ble ot the marketable value of sou venirs of this interesting spot, since, on being asked concerning fig trees., he offered to procure a leaf of one for the modest sum of $25. And they say the modern woman is extravagant Si dress! The Styl That Goes. Clyde Fitch, at a dinner given by a group of illustrators In honor of Girls," his successful new plav, pro duced one of his famous scrapbooks. In this srrapbook," said Mr. Fitch. 'I have fathered rEMRecg from lha ear's "best BtUers.' The casajres Mourning Canes. "When I was in Rome recently," says a New Yorker. "I saw an acces sory of dress that I never saw an? whpre else. It was a walking stick. , ebony stick, simply and beautifully fashioned and with a plain gun metal band near the handle. "It was intended to go with mourn ing wear. There was a dull finish to the ebony that made the stick a fit ting .accompaniment to other trap pings of woe, but the cane itself ccuK have been carried without any suggef tion of being in mourning. "la fact, I never have seen anybiif carry his mourning to the extent cane, and I imagine that most m would not care for it for that pose." When You Determine not make it a rule to and to cheer him Feel "Blue." s to be "blue" at: go to see a frlent tip every day. In cidetitally you will cheer yourseif "P .