The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 5, 1895 Page: 2 of 4
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Buy no Stove of any description until you see W. W. Miller's Supply. Full line of Hardware always in Stock.
SJ-SO Ser 7oar In. Advanoo
Published Thursdays by
Thi CuicrrxiK Publuhixg Comfaxt.
I). X. MARKS Editor.
M. E. XILFORD Manager.
Vinita Ind. Ter. Dec. 5 1895.
a rLUjr issue.
Never before in the history of
Vinita was the issue made so plain
as it was in the election Monday.
It was law and order pitted
against the saloon element of the
town and as is always the case
this element was active and ag-
gressive while the other side was
in some degree at least passive".
There is no sort of doubt but what
the better element in Yinita is in
the majority if thoroughly brought
out. The contest was clearly one
in which the business men together
with the quiet peaceable and con-
servative portion of the community
ofiVred some feeble resistance to
the continuance of an outrageous
and notoriously corrupt adminis-
tralici. The Chieftain could claim no
higher compliment at the hands of
the good people of the town than
that its editor should be chosen
as the representative of the op-
ponents of the saloon the brothel
and the gambling bell. It could
claim no higher token of the ap-
preciation in which it is held by
those who are tired of paying taxes
year after year of which no ac-
count is ever rendered to the city
aud which without doubt go to the
support of private families. If the
names of those who voted the dif-
ferent tirkets Monday could be
printed side by side the law and
order ticket would stand out as a
roll of honor of which any good
citizen might be proud. The line
was never before in Vinita drawn
so rigidly and we believe that on
the seeming defeat of Monday
there perches the germs of ulti-
mate victorj. The people will
now begin to see the necessity of
standing together and fighting the
common enemy from this time
forward. Now we know where to
find our friends and at last have
been able to see the hand of the
enemy. The drunken brawling
mob that stood in our streets Mon-
day and contended with our citi-
zens for possession of the city gov-
ernment is the same element for
whose benefit codes of law are
written and courts of justice es-
tablished. The highest compliment ever
paid the writer in his life was paid
him Monday by a man who
said that "if Marrs was elected all
the saloons in town would have to
close up." This was the issue in
a nutshell. Our laws are explicit.
The man who holds up his hand
and swears to enforce the laws
must either do it or proclaim him
self a perjurer.
'The blood of the martyrs is the
seed of the church."
Waddie Hudson is making a
very readable paper out of the
Congress convened Monday and
on assembling elected Thomas B.
Heed of Maine as speaker.
The Chieftain "points with
pride" to its Tahlequah letters
in fact to its contents as a whole
the ads included.
Query? Does that article of the
constitution which denies the right
of council to pass an act impairing
contracts have reference- to mar-
The thirty days constitutional
session of council expires Satur-
day. All "kangaroo" legislation
must be enacted before that time
if at all as after that the chief will
have something to say as to what
It was first thought the attempt-
ed repeal of the permit law would
have the result of placing the is-
suance of permittt with the Indian
agent. Later it was ducovered
the purpose of those back of the
project was by this means to put
in force an act denying any citizen
the right to employ ncn-citizens
under severe penalties.
The persons named by the chief
and confirmed by the senate to con-
fer with the Dawes commission in
the event of that body coming to
Tahlequah are V. A. Duncan
Wm. Eubanks G. V. BcngeJohn
Wickliff Robin Pann and Bird
Jones. A portion of the commis-
sion has already gone to Washing-
ton and the balance is scattered so
there is no likelihood of a confer-
ence. A focr column synopsis of the
report of the Dawes commission
appears on the first page of this
paper and will be read with inter-
est. With these five commission-
ers sent out by the government to
attempt negotiations and collect
information pouring the result of
their observations into the cars of
congressmen and senators it will
not be surprising if the anticipa-
tions expressed in the Cherokee
council may be early realized.
THE CHEROKEE CAPITAL.
A SUCCESSFUL VETO OF THE INTER-
Delegation to Washington Coowee-
scooweo District Under the Ban
The Nation's Debt-A Pathetic Tem-
A dispatch received at this office
from Tahlequah Tuesday after-
noon contained the information
that Chief Mayes had vetoed the
bill repealing the inter-marriage
law and that cduncil had sustained
his action. This will be welcome
information to the younger peo-
ple of this countiy especially.This
is one of the'ancient land marks
they do not wish to see removed
as they know of no reason why the
privileges of adoption accorded
their parents should be denied
The delegation to Washington
was made Tuesday and consists of
ex-Chief C. J. Harris William
Smallwood George Bengo and
Roach Young two Downings and
two Nationals two mixed bloods
and two full bloods.
It is now definitely settled that
Cooweescoowee district is not des-
tined to get very much pie in the
way of appointments where con-
firmation is necessary by the sen-
ate. The Nationals have not got-
ten over being sore regarding the
result of the late election and will
probably never forgive the big dis-
trict for casting so many votes and
casting the greater portion of them
for the Downing candidates. The
edict has practically gone forth
from the senate and house that
no Cooweescoowee man need ap-
ply. An exception has been the
case of R K. Adair superintend-
ent of the male seminary. A very
large per cent of the drastic and
radical legislation attempted dur-
ing the session has been aimed at
It was the desire of Chief Mayes
to give the high sheriff's place to a
man of his own party and from his
own district but the senate refus-
ed to confirm such appointment.
Probably the sorest man around
the capitol (and there are a great
many sore ones) is John Coody.
The thing that John is sorest
about is not only that he was de-
feated in the senate but because it.
is said he had a inajorit and was
"counted out" by the clerk.
wuen tne vote was taken on
Cood3''s confirmation a tie was an-
nounced which of course was
equivalent to a defeat. But those
who claim to know say that a tie
was impossible as fifteen senators
were present aud voted so the
vote must have stood eight to
seven and had it been properly
announced Coody would have been
Then the big farms of Coowee-
scoowee are an eye-sore to the
squirrel shooters and the dearest
object of their lives is to cut down
the big fields. The while man is
now the common enem; he and
his labor must be banished from
the country. He was first driven
from the stores and then from the
The delegation bill as it finally
passed the senate and was concur-
red in by the house providing for
a delegation of (our to Washing-
ton was held by the chief almost
till the five days constitu
tional limit had expired but was
finally signed and therefore is a
law. Chief Mayes and a large
conringent of his party friends
were in favor of sending two dele-
gates believing that thty would
be as influential as a larger delega-
tion and would save the expenses
of the large number delegation.
But the full-blood element in both
political parties were very earnest
in their desires for a large delega-
tion fearing of course that they
would be left out if only two were
sent so Chief Mayes was con-
strained to yield to their wishes
and agree to the bill. Sam Smith
and the other full bloods argued
that if anything should happen
and congress legislate against our
government the full-bloods would
be better satisfied afterwards if
some of their own kind of people
some Cherokee speaking man
was with the delegation and could
give them a plain version of the
matter as no mixed blood or white
man could ever do. As the case
now stands the delegation will be
composed of two full-bloods one
from each party and two mixed
bloods. Just who they will be is
still a matter of speculation but
probably before this is in print
the delegation will be made.
The coveted appointments made
"with the advice and consent of
the senate" will all have been dis-
posed of when a town commissioner
is selected and then Chief Mayes
will probably get a little rest. R.
K. Adair was confirmed last week
as superintendent of the male sem-
inarv which was no doubt a sur
prise to him as he had given up in
despair (and gone home several
There is a good deal of specula-
tion in Cherokee circles about the
coming report of the Dawes com-
mission and its probable effect
upon legislation in congress this
winter. A year ago the same
thing might have been said in a
more or less modified form for the
first report of the commission was
known to be (long before it was
out) against Indian autonomy. It
is also a well known fact that the
Dawes commission were not a
little disappointed when congress
through the advice of the presi-
dent did not see fit to act in ac-
cordance with the report but to
reorganize the commission and
send it back for another year's
work. Our delegation felt like
they had scored a great victory
when they got the president's ear
and his confidence too.long enough
to have Major Kidd removed from
the commission. Uncle Watt Dun-
can can recount no happier mo-
ment during all his stay in Wash-
ington than when he was given the
assurance that Kidd would be re-
moved. But that victory and its
fruits however sweet they may
have been at the time are now
things of the past and the new
delegation will be brought face to
face with a report and with a com-
mission a good deal sterner and
harder to cope with than was Ma
jor Kidd. All the leading Chero-
kees are a unit in reference to
treating with the United States.
They have fully decided that they
will never agree to give up their
government and they are waiting
patiently to see whether the gov-
ernment will force them into sub-
mission. No act of the Dawes
commission since its existence has
done more to ' widen the breach
between themselves and the Cher-
okee? and to engender bitterness
than the simple little act a few
days ago of going over to the
Watts dinner given solely in honor
of the commission at the home of
one of the Watts.' The name of
"Watts" to the average Cherokee
is like shaking a red rag at a bull.
Whatever may have been good
intention or fair-dealing intention
of members of the commission
they certainly committed an un-
pardonable sin in the sight of the
Cherokees when they went over to
the arch enemy to dine.
It is quite remarkable how well
posted the average citizen of the
Cherokee nation is in matters that
directly concern the nation or the
people in the abstract There is
scarcely a line printed in any of
the magazines or in the great
metropolitan dailies of the coun-
ty pertaining to the Indians of
this territor' that has not some
how found its way into the hands
ofsomo Cherokee who communi-
cates it to his people. The utter-
ances of members of congress
touching the Indian question for
years back are perfectly familiar
to every intelligent Indian and
thej' know their friends in both
houses of congress to a remarkable
A nation like a chain is just as
strong as a whole as it is in its
weakest place and the weakest
point in our sj'Stera of government
is our judiciary. We have no in-
tention in this reference to reflect
upon the courts of the country or
do the men who wear the ermine
an injustice but when we consider
the salaries we pay our judges it is
not hard to understand that a first
class lawj'er wouldn't have time to
be judge. The judges of our su-
preme court get the fabulous sal-
ary of $500 per annum as slso do
our circuit judges except the judge
of the southern district who only
gets 200. Our district judges'
salary is $400 per annum and our
solicitors or prosecuting attorneys
The indebtedness of the Chero-
kee nation is getting to be a mat-
ter of alarm to the thoughtful por-
tion of the members of counciland
the man who can devise some way
of paying the public debt and pro-
vide at the same time for keeping
it paid in the future will be hailed
as a statesman. The enormous
public debt of nearly or quite a
half million dollars and increas-
ing at a rapid rate is telling in
every department of the govern-
ment. When salary warrants sell
as low as Go cents and tickets be-
low 50 cents it is certainly time to
be concerned about the payment of
the public debt. When we say
"tickets" we mean those certifi-
cates of indebtedness issued by the
district clerks to persons who have
rendered service to the nation or
are supposed to have rendered ser-
vice at least as jurors guards
witnesses etc. while warrants are
only issued from the executive de-
partment for salaries of officers
per diem of members of the coun-
cil. When tickets are reported by
the district clerks they may be
audited and then by act of council
converted into interest bearing
warrants at the rate of six per cent.
Every one is familiar with the
story of the killing of the Critten-
den brothers Dick and Zeke at
Wagoner a month or so ago by
Ed Reed the son of the notorious
Belle Star and Ed is a familiar
figure on the streets of Tahlequah
as he comes here often. But there
is an incident connected with the
matter worthy of repetition and
we know of no better place than to
weave it into our Tahlequah cor-
respondence. Away out in the
hills east of Wagoner about four-
teen miles there is a lonely cabin
in which dwells a lone sad faced
woman (don't get frightened; this
is not a romance but a fact.) This
place is known as the half way
house half way from Wagoner to
Tahlequah where the hack driv-
ers change toams aud the passen-
gers get dinnerdeftly prepared on
clean linen by the sad-faced wo-
man who is none other than the
widow of Zeke Crittenden the first
one of the brothers shot down at
Wagoner by Ed Reed. This poor
woman lives absolutely alone ex-
cept for the presence of a little ne-
gro boy who by the way is cer-
tainly the homeliest as well as the
biggest footed negro of his size in
the whole world. Over on a neigh-
boring hill right by the road side
is a new made double grave where
sleep Zeke and Dick Crittenden
who were buried in the same
grave. As our small company sat
at dinner this poor Indian woman
told how the boys had begun to
drink at first only a little and
then later began to stay away from
home and finally plunged deeply
into the awful yawning jaws of in-
temperance and at last were
brought home to her dead having
been killed in a drunken fight. The
woman wept softly and seemed to
find comfort in telling even strang-
ers her troubles such is the bond
of human symoathy. So we were
impressed with this simple though
true little temperance story and
felt like telling it here to it is
THAT GRAZIER MATTER AGA1X.
A Letter From the Indian Agent to the ;
Chief Xatnes 'ow Uircn. i
I'niU-U Stateslmllan Service.
Mdskooee. Iml. Ter.. Nov. 35. 163.". I
Hon. Sam. It. Mayes. Prln. Chief Cherokee
Nation. Tahleiiuah Iml. Ter.
Sir: I have the honor to trans-
mit herewith a copy of a letter re-
ceived by me from M. L. Grazier
Esq. of Afton Indian Territory
which recites in detail how and
by whom hia life has been threat-
ened by certain citizens therein
mentioned of the Cherokee mtion
to-wit: Jeff. Muskrat Joseph Eng-
land and Lee Mills.
This matter has been called to
my attention by the honorable
commissioner of Indian affairs in
response to a request from the
Dawes commission that said Gra-
zier receive such protection as is
possible to give him by this agency.
I know that the question ot allot-
ment is a vital oile to the Cheroki e
people and it is one about which
there is and must be a wide dif-
ference of opinion; but at the same
time the right of tree speech and
the right to discuss the matter is
a constitutional one and ought not
to bo infringed or inhibited; and I
have notified Mr. Grazier that as
far as possible this agency would
be compelled to protect him in his
right of discussion. 1
I have thought the matter of suf-1
ficient importance to present it to
you for your consideration and
such action as you may see proper
to take in the premises.
Please advise me of what action
you may take and what assurance
you can give to Mr. Grazierif any
that he will be protected under
Cherokee law. If some s tisfac-
tor3' assurance can not be given
this office that Mr. Grazier will be
protected in his right of free speech
I will be compelled to present the
matter to the United State court
and have the parties who threaten-
ed Grazier's life put under peace
bonds as I have no discretion in
the matter under orders from the
commissioner of Indian affairs
other than to afford Mr. Grazier
all the protection I can possibly
assuming that he has stated the
facta in the case.
I should be very glad to have
the matter settled by the Chero-
D. M. Wisdom
U. S. Indian agent.
Gid Morgan advances the follow-
ing plan in the Tahlequah Capital
for paying the public debt of the
nation: The debt of the Cherokee
nation is about $500000. Interest
on this amount annually is$30000.
Now in six years we will nearly
have used up our invested fund
and something mut be done. My
opinion is that we can draw
enough of the invested funds to
pay the debt divide the remainder
equalljr as the proposition call fur
with the school orphan and in-
sane asylum funds Then the na-
tion should tax everybody on what
they have advalorum. This change
will necessitate a tax assessor and
collector in every district. The
rich man by being taxed in this
way will pay a just proportion of
his tax to run the government.
Now something has to be done
and if there is a better way get up
and do it.
D. M. Marrs editor of the In-
dian Chieftain published at Vi-
nita is furnishing his subscribers
a great deal of interesting reading
in his editorial correspondence
from this city. Tahlequah Senti-
nel. It's Jut as easy to try One Minute
Cotih Cure as anything cle. It's
easier to cure a severe cough or cold
witli It. Let your next liurchase for
a couch be One Minute Couli Cure.
Better medicine; better results; bet-
ter try it. P. Shanahan.
FT. SMITH LETTER.
Cherokee Rill's Sentence Alarmed
Several Other Important Items.
Monday the supreme court
handed down their decision in the
Cherokee Bill case and affirmed
the decision of Judge Parker's
court. Cherokee Bill was not af-
fected b' the news.
Fort Smith ie enjoyinp a Char-
ley Ro.-s sensation Joe R. Wright
a prominent young man myster-
ioiisU' disappeared Friday night.
He was coming home from Green-
wood aud his horso and buggy ..as
found on the prairie six miles from
the city. Sinca then nothing has
been heard of him.
The jury in the Hugh Williams
murder case was unable to agree
and were discharged.
Thanksgiving night Ben Ayers
a deputy constable and formerly a
deputy marshal arrested a negro
boy on a trivial charge. He took
the bo3' by home to give bond and
while there they got into a dispute
and Ayers shot the boy in the leg'.
His parents ran out his father
bringing a shot gun and in the
excitement it was discharged eith-
er intentional or accidentally and
the boy's mother killed.
John J. Overton forgcryjverdict
guilty. He is a veteran of the lato
war and claims to be 9S years of
age. His offense was tho forgery
of some affidauits in support of his
application for an increase of pen-
sion. Gus Black larceny; verdict
Obadiah McKinsey murder;
Cull Rowe murderjon trial. He
killed Frank Bozeman at Pryor
Creek in April 1S95.
You iiiut pay your subscription or
stop reading this paper. You arc all
of you "good"' of course but we want
IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD.
Tahiti in the South Seas is now
lighted by electric lamps.
Municipal ownership of street rail-
ways and of electric railway and light-
ing plants is making' steady progress
in Great Britain.
An overhead single-rail electric
railway is being put between Leipzig
and iialle trains on which will cover
the twenty miles between the two
towns in fifteen minutes.
In a. recent thunder-storm in En-
gland CG7 flashes of lightning were
counted in one hour more than ten a
minute and 111 of these occurred in-
side of five minutes being more than
twenty a minute.
Snaefell on the Isle of Man 2.000
feet above the sea level is now ascend-
ed by means of the first mountain elec-
tric road in Great ltritain. The line is
four and three-quarter miles long with
l continuous gradient of one foot in
An electric car was utilized in
New Haven a few days ago for draw-
ing an injured telephone cable from
the conduit. The workmen were not
strong enough to move it and a pair
of horses were unable to stir the cable.
An electric car on the Fair Haven
road was impressed into tho service
and the cable was withdrawn without
Shorcditch in London has erected
a plant by which electric light for the
parish will be generated by the burn-
ing of the parish refuse. It has hith-
erto cost seventy-five cents a ton to get
rid of the twenty thousand tons of re-
fuse gathered in a year. By consum-
ing it the cost will be thirty-one cents
a ton while the utilization of the
power produced will bring in seven
thousand five hundred dollars a year
The express trains running from
Paris to Lisle have put in use a system
of electric lighting of cars as fol-
lows: Lamps of 10 S and G candle
power are used in the first second and
third class comparments respectively.
Accumulators are used in each car ar-
ranged to be easily withdrawn for
charging. The cars are fitted for
lighting with oil in case of breakdown.
Sixteen accumulators are used in each
carriage weighing SCO pounds and sup-
plying light for 33 hours without re-
charging. One of tho most interesting pieces
of work now in prospect in the way of
providing rapid transit is that about
to bo undertaken in London in the
building of an underground road from
Shepherd's Hush to Liverpool street.
The distance is G4 miles and there are
to be 14 stations. The roadway will
consist of two independent tunnels
and the motive power wi'l be electric-
ity. The line upon its completion
which is set for December 1 1S93 will
afford much needed facilities for one
of the busiest parts of London.
Oxygen is no longer a single ele-
ment but the admixture of two dis-
tinct gases. So at least says Mr. E. C
Baly of University college to the Roy-
al society in a preliminary note of his
experiments. If oxygen be submitted
to the silent electric discharge the gas
collecting at the negative pole differ:
in density from oxygen before electri-
fication and the density is greater oi
less according as short or long sparks
are used. The inference is that oxy-
gen contains two gases of dissimilai
molecules which are separated by the
WOULD STAND NO GUYING.
He Wasn't Stall-Fed. Itut Ho Was night
on His Muscle.
They came on a train from the north
the other day and headed up Jefferson
avenue holding each other by the
hand. They had left the depot only
two blocks behind when they came to
a man sitting on a box in front of a
store and as he caught sight of them
a grin crept over his face like molasses
spreading out on a shingle.
"Grinning at us I 'spose" queried
the young man as he came to a halt.
"Yes" frankly replied the .sitter.
"Tickles you most to death to see us
take hold of hands don't it?"
. "It does."
"And you imagine you can see us
feeding each other caramels can't
"And you shake all over at tho way
we gawp around and keep our mouths
"Well this is me! I'm not purty
and I haven't been cultivated between
the rows nor hilled up nor fertilized.
I hain't rhat you call stall-fed and
the girl ain't no prize chromo but it
won't take over a minit to jam you
seven feet into the ground! I told
Lucy I was going to begin on tho first
man who looked cross-eyed at us and
you are the chap. Prepare yourself to
"Iteg pardon but 1 didn't mean
"Yes you did! Lucy hold ray hat
while I mop the walk with him!"
"Say hold on say !"
lie took up the middle of the street
like a runaway horc and the young
man took after him but it was no use.
After a race of a block the man who
grinned gained so fast that the other
stopped short and went back to his girl
and his hat Stretching forth his
hand to the innocent maiden he re-
marked: "Lucy clasp on to that and if yon
let go for the next two hours I'll nev-
er call you by the sacred name of
wife." Detroit Free Press.
French Lair Abont Poachers.
According to the French law the
conviction of a poacher carries with it
the confiscation of his weapon. In
this fact is to be sought the explana-
tion of a curious scene which was wit-
nessed at Augulcme a few days ago.
It appears that guns so confiscated
may be redeemed by the owners on
payment of fifty francs. They are cer-
tainly dear at that price for in the
first place the poacher seldom seeks to
recover his property and secondly
they are ultimately disposed of by the
government at periodical sales at an
average rate of four francs apiece.
Whether this be so or not the latter
fact has formed the subject of many
protests on the part of the gun makers
who declare that their trade interests
are damaged. After representations
to the government extending over
many years without obtaining redress
they at last have had recourse to stern-
er measures. For some time past the
batches of antiquated weapons offered
at the above-mentioned sales in the
Charcnte have been bought by the
armorers of Angouleme and a suffic-
ient quantity having been collected
they were publicly destroyed in the
market-place of that town to the
amusement of a large crowd. "
Lemon Juice lo Stop Hemorrhsxes.
The lemon is a splendid fruit but its
virtues are apt to be somewhat exag-
gerated. Lemon-juice is an excellent
anti-scorbutic that is a preventer of
scurvy and by analogy may be re-
garded as food for the complexion and
skin generally taken in moderation
and well diluted. As a remedy for
Might digestive disturbances lemon-
juice has been recommended although
its- virtues in rheumatism are very
problematical. For checking bleeding
of internal nature iced lemon-juice has
been found effective. Uome Notes.
In Wales it is believed that if any
one kills a wren he wil fall down and
break a bone before the end of the
Stephen II. of Hungary was The
Thunderer f:o decisive nature oi
his victories o no Turks.
Yqrcester Academy Vl1
Special Muric and Art
This N an individual SCHOOL that Is to
say. we tiach each pupil. The slow student
Is not overworked nor the bright student
held back; each Is given his full share of at-
tention. MIXYGIIILS AND BOYS FAIL
In their lessons liecause they havo never
lieen taught how to study. Our lirst object
Is to teach our students now to study.
Girls and lKiy.sif from fourteen to twenty
need training more than they need formal
lectures. Character comes lirst with us. then
culture and the ability to think for ones self.
Our thorough Academic course prcpar-s
for life or for college ami we have a business
Is JIcsic. Akt asd Elocution we are able
to cive thorough training.
This Is n school home and the expenses
are such that In many cases It Is cheaper to
go to school here than to stay at homo and
do nothing. Ten dollars per school month
(I weeks) will pay all necessary expenses In
the regular Academic course. This includes
Iioanl. roomrent. fuel lights and tuition.
Music per moiitli $4.00
Elocution per month iUO
1'lano for practice 1.00
Tor further information address the prin-
cipal. L. A. ELLIS.
Gunter & Smith
General Livery Stable.
They lia c tho best rigs in tlicCher-
okee Nation anil their prices arc reas-
onable always. Caruftil attention to
That is Beauti
Possessing Sweetness of
With Plcntv of Volume
With Perfect Repeating
That leads them all
Bush & Gerts' Piano.
Nothing wonld make a nicer present for
Christmas. We are going to make a spec-
ial discount lor the Christmas trade. A
word to the wise you know.
VINITA MUSIC HOUSE.
I LARGEST STOCK
As to Price
As to Workmanship.
All kinds of Houses
All kinds of Materia
Refer to Methodist
Davison & Wheat
Mrs. R I Blakeney jj
At Mrs. Bllllngslca's !:
East of Track :l
Solicits orders for
t Perfnet Fit. ::
Guaranteeing Latest Style. ;
( Moderats Price
g Terms Cash (let Estimates! p
);) We 3uild.... ill
Church and it
Vinita I. T. V
Vinita Meat and Grocery Co.
Give 'Em Another Shock.
Groceries on the Slide.
We are giving: to our many customers the advantage
of some very low prices and when you have the spot
cash to buy with we will save you money. We are
actually selling Groceries Meats 'Queensware Glass-
ware Woodenware Tinware etc. at remarkably low
Take Note of Some of Our Prices;
Zi cases Fremont Corn t cans for .25
3) " Standard Corn per can 05
3-lb Tomatoes t cans for .30
Hominy Flake. 8 lbs. for JS
4 packages Scotch Oats .25
4 sacks table salt 10
4 dozen clothes pins .05
Tin wash tubs 65c 80c LOO
Coffco Mills each JO
Toilet soap worth 10c. goes at 05
Green I'eas 4 cans for .25
Cans are a little rusty but guaranteed.
Best Java bland coffco worth 35c at JO
A No. 1. Brown coffee. 5 lbs. for 1.00
Gunpowder tea sells readily at 75c our
Imperial a good one .25
2-lb tea dust for 15
Wo have a few gallon goods that usually
sell for 35c to 45c a can our price:
Our Meat Departmen
Dry Salt Bacon
" ' Bellies
K. C. Lard
We also have quite a variety of Queens and Glassware;
they too are going at prices within the reach of
all. Come and we will be glad to show
you our line.
Our Christmas Goods have Arrived
We have the nicest line ever displayed in Vinita and
they are all useful presants. They must go and have
bean cut one-third their actual retail value.
High Patent that other stores sell at $2.20 our
price is $1.90; another grade worth $1.80
our price is $1.60.
These prices we make are for spot cash only. Don't
say that you left your pocket book at home and will
pay it this evening. That will not get you a bargain
from our store it can't be did. Don't miss these bar-
gains but come right along and we will make things
PpmPtnhfr SATURDAY EVENING from 7
lClllClllUCl g o'clock we will sell you ele
pounds Granulated Sugar
Thp Dacnn Afi
3fi ' V 1AVH43VH TTT. 3Sr
I ....Swain's Grocery Co. I
Can sell cheaper than any other firm is we have no rent
Sa to pay we buy and sell for cash we do our own work and fjjjf
sc we give our trade the benefit of our savings
sis Best Euplon Oil per gallon -0 Sg.
5S Star and Horse Shoe Tobacco per lb 40 Lg.
gs Loaded Shot Gun Shells perbox 35 .
3rX . . . ..
r-ifxiTC Apple vinegar per gallon
IA Complete Stock
fj Always on nana ai.oea
Jjg anything to eat give us
East Side of Track.
Say its a cold day but
...WILL SELL YOU...
Good Heating Stoves.
Do you ever get hungry? If so come to Adair
Ind. Ter. and get one of
D. S. Cumming's Best Cooking Stoves
and be happy. Prices so cheap for cash only.
Shelf Hardware Tinware Implements Harness Fur -
niture and Coffins all at prices which cash
only make it possible to give.
Special Bargains in Furniture and Vehicles.
East of Track
Try me on for a square
Apples per can................. ........... !
Blackberries per can -30
Peaches per can -30
Appricoti per can SO
Pineapple per can .20
Star tobacco per lb 40
Battle Ax tobacco 2 lbs for .35
Gold Dust per pk'g .20
Citron. 2 lbs for .25
2-lb Lemon Peel .25
2-Ib Orange Peel .23
19-lbs Granulated Sugar 1-00
5-lbs Manhattan Baking Powder .75
Tomato Catsup sells at other stores for
25c our price Is "15
Pepper per lb .... ... .............. .15
A genuine maple syrup that's wortb.5100
wo will sell at per can -SO
find complete and we
at prices thus:
6c per lb.
.- 8c AS.
7c " -
- 10c "
for 50 cents.
- ir -- &
of Groceries I
tock prices. v nen you neea ffcg
a call. fj
Swaifl Grocery Co j
0. K. Meat Market
J. J COYNE.
Fresh Beef Pork Mut-
ton Barbecued Meat Ba-
con Lard Bologna and
everything a first-class
market should contain.
Fresh Bread Daily.
Highest Price Paid for Hides.
Leave your Laundry
VINITA - - IND. TER.
Agent for D. H. Hollister
Parsons Steam Laundry.
Work returned promptly and guar-
antped to be the best
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Marrs, D. M. The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 5, 1895, newspaper, December 5, 1895; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc71414/m1/2/: accessed November 21, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.