The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 17, No. 46, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 13, 1899 Page: 1 of 4
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CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA INDIAN TERRITORY THURSDAY JULY 13 1899.
VOL. XVII. NO. 46
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W. R. BADGETT MERCANTILE COS.
Our clothing: trade has been good this spring
and summer owing to the fact that we are oft-
ering better values than you can find elsewhere.
But our purchases were too large and we have a
very fine assortment left which must be disposed
of and we thoroughly understand the fact that in
order to do so they must be sold CHEAP. We
can easily convince anybody that this is the great
est value-giving clothing sale ever held in Vinita.
Note a few of the following prices and the great
reductions we are making.
Lot No. 4749 handsome light brown Cheviot
invisible green plaid worth $12.00 round
cut. Sale Price $8.75
Lot No. 4i66dark brown Melton.worth $12.50
only four left one 36 two 37 and one 38
round cut imported goods and equal to
tailor made. Sale Price $9.00
Lot No. 8368 square cut. Jamestown worsted
small blue check; only the following sizes
one 36 1 37 one 39 and one 40 worth $10.
Sale Price $6.75
Lot No. 6194 dark brown plaid round and
square cut all wool worth $8. Sale Price. $5.75
About 30 men's strictly pure wool suits sizes
34 to 42 the remnants 7.50 $S $9 and 10
line one or two of each kind on middle
counter choice of the pile $5.50
Railroad worted the most serviceable suit
made for boys age 10 to 19 worth $3.5o.
Sale Price $2.50
A better one small check worth $4.50 for. . 3.60
Men's $5.00 spring weight pant for 4.00
" 4.00 spring weight pant for 3.00
" 3.00 spring weight pant for 2.20
" 2.00 spring weight pant for 1 .50
" 1.50 spring weight pant for 1 .25
Childs two piece suit worth 75c. Sale Price. . .50c
Childs two piece suit worth 1.25. Sale Price. .95c
Shoes for men women and children is one of
our leading departments. We sell shoes of known
worth. It is rare indeed for a strange shoe to get
into our stock. When you buy shoes from us you
have the satisfaction of knowing there is nothing
better to be had for the price asked. We are a
little long on Oxfords and in order to clean our
stock we have made prices LOW in a great many
instances less than they cost us. But we need the
money more than we do the shoes.
45 pairs Reed's fine Oxfords blacks tans
and ox-bloods regular 2.50 3.00 and 3.50
lines. Sale price $ 1 .95
Lot No. 10 40 pairs Oxfords i.j5 2.00 and
2.50 values. Sale Price $ 1 .25
Lot No. 12 35 pairs Oxfords and Sandals 1.00
1.2) and 1.50 values. Sale Price 75c
Lot No. 14 65 pairs staple Oxfords regular
1.00 1.25 1.50 lines. Sale Price 50c pair
25 pairs Kelley-Goodfellow 2.50 shoes plain
opera toes small sizes. Sale Price $1.15
Lot 350 50 pairs childs kid shoes regular 50c
values. Sale Price 3c
Lot 351 50 pairs childs shoes good quality -
worth 60c pair. Sale Price 41c
Strong heavv plow shoes tap sole 3 to 5.
Sale Price 90c
A $1.50 calf shoe lace and congress 3
to 5. Sale Price $1.20
Boys Vici kid lace only size 3 to 5 coin toe
worth 2.00. Sale Price 1.50
Boys Russian calf splendid wearer worth
2.00; 150 odds and ends of our 2.00 and 2.50
boys shoes lace and congress mostly 3.
Sale Price $1.40
Now if there is any one part
of our store stronger than an-
other its our dry goods depart-
ment. But we haye on hand
quite a lot of the choicest styles
of the season in our "Wash
Goods Department. These will
be sold regardless of cost.
In laces and embroideries
our business has been wonder-
ful. In these lines at least one
third of the original price will
be taken off and in many instan-
ccshalf will be taken off. Every-
body knows there has been a
big advance in the prices of
strple dry good but for this
sale we will I"vc some prices
us iow as you ever saw them.
10 pieces 2S-inch corded mad-
ras regular 20c quality sale
price 12c ycr yard
5 pieces 31-inch percales reg-
ular 10c goods sale price 7c yd.
10 pieces host quality 36-inch
percale always sells for 15c
sale price lOJc per yard.
10 pieces 27i-inch Pacific mad-
ras good thing at Sic sale price
oc per ard.
5 pieces corded dimit worth
8ic sale price 4c per j-ard.
10 pieces corded dimity worth
10c sale price oc per 3-ard.
10 pieces fine zephyr dress
ginghams regular loc quality
sale price 10c per ard.
15 pieces fine dress ginghams
regular 10 and 124c quality
sale price 74c per yard.
10 pieces cotton challies worth
Gc per yard sale price Sic.
5 pieces fine batiste good sel-
ler at 20c per j'.ird sale price
5 pieces fine lawn regular 10c
quality sale price 7c per yard.
5 pieces imported French or-
gandy always sells at 35c per
yard sale price 20c per yard.
0 pieces fine corded dimity
regular 25c quality sale price
loic per yard.
3 pieces white duck at 0 and
8c per 3-ard worth 10 and 124c.
5 pieces fancy duck suiting
regular 15c quality. Sale price
Si cents yard.
3 pieces fine pique regular
10c quality. Sale price 25c yd.
5 pieces covert suiting big
seller at 15c yd. Sale price 10c.
5 pieces wash silk shirt waist
styles worth JOc per yard.
Sale price 25c.
Laces and Erqbroideries.
"We have the largest line of
Laces and Embroideries in the
town and the way they have
bold is evidence that we are
selling them right. But during
this sale will take one third off
of our regular prices which
makes them the cheapest Laces
and Embroideries ever shown
40c laces and embroideries
will be 27c per 3ard ;
We have about three dozen hats to close out;
your price will be our price but as a starter we
will cut prices to just half the original figure:
$5.00 Trimmed Hats $2.50
400 " " 2.00
300 " " 1.50
2.50 " " 1.25
2.00 " " 1.00
50 cent Sailors Reduced to 25c
$1.00 Sailors Reduced to 50c
2.00 Sailors Reduced to $!.00
All new and stylish. Misses-trimmed hats child's
hoods and caps for summer wear your price our
Choicest styles of the season.
10050 75 and 1.00 shirts white and col-
ored. Choice of the lot .45c
The best 75c suit of underwear on the market.
Sa.le Price.... 50c
6pairs black sox 25c
4 pairs io cent heavy gray sox 25c
The best summer work glove 25c
Good full size work shirt 19c
The best 50c work shirt on earth. The best 50c
overall on earth blue and drab. . The best 5oc
jumper on earth plaid and solid. Straw hats at
30c quality 20c
20c " 13ic
12k " He
25c qualy lGjc
15c " 10c
10c " 0k
5c " 3ic
i lot ladies' muslin drawers worth 40c a pair
sale price 21c
1 lot ladies' fine cambric drawers good value
at 50c sale price ." 29c
Corset covers 28 40 50c are good values at 50
per cent more money.
Our undershirt at 70c 9SC $1.2 are worth $i.oo
We want to make a clean sweep of our ready
to wear goods for ladies.
We will sell 50 cent shirt waists for 25c
75 cent shirt waists for 48c
1.00 shirst waists for 65c
1.50 shirt waists lor " $1.05
3.00 silk shirt waists for $1.75
4.00 silk shirt waists for $2.50
Ready made skirts 38c to 7Sc in stripes and linen
We have done a good business in muslin wear for
ladies and what we have left we can afford to
Good muslin gown nicely made and trimmed
worth 1.00. Sale price 55c
Good muslin gowns worth 7Sc. Sale price. . .42c
Fine cambric gowns fine make and trimmed
worth i.5o. Sale price ..... 98c
Staple dry goods a. way down.
Cajicoes 3 4 and 5c per yard.
Alusljns 3. 4 and 5c per yard.
Bleach musiin 4c to 7c per yard.
Cotton checks 4c to 7c per yard.
Denims S 10 and i5c per yard.
Tickings 7 10 and i2c per yard.
Cottonades 8 10 and i5c per yard.
1 lot short length 9-4 sheeting worth 25c
per yard safe price 12 1-2C.
A No. 1 heavy tap sole buckle and congress
plow shoe; all get 1.50 for it; sale price. . .$ 1 .00
Light weight lace and congress worth 1.25
sale price... . .. .9c
28 pairs vici kid worth 25c 6 and only in 3
toes; extra gooi tiling qt 2.50; sajc price 1 .8
A Struggle For Life
JULY 19TH 20TH 21ST AND 22ND
Greatest Event of the Year in Mercantile Circles.
We will close out regardless of cost all seasonable Merchandise in our Big Store. Summer Dry Goods and
Millinery Summer Clothing Furnishings Hats and Shoes; supplimented by the biggest Grocery Sale of the
year. Our store is full of choice goods and they must be sold. Our object in offering our entire stock at
these prices is two-fold: to put our stock in shape for the fall purchases and to secure the cash for our
spring and summer goods. Therefore attend this sale and BRING THE CASH.
"We soil good groceries cheap at all time but
just to iqake it interesting we will give you ome
values you "vvill not get again in a iong time.
S.ee what $1 00 i buy during s sale :
?1.00 hujs 17 pounds granulated sugar
$1.00 buys 0 pounds bulkr-oar eoHV-. our reg-
ular Ik quality of the oelebrati d Clu--- v Nui-
$1 no liujs 10 jiound"! good green coil'eo.
$1.00 buy-- '20 pounds dry salt meat.
V- ill a!o Mil bucket syrup full weight
lOc pT bucket.
IJulk m1:i. Ac per pound.
IJulk sfir b oo per pound.
Uattlo ax baking powder 1 cars for 25c.
Anvil soda -i packages for 25c.
Merry War lye 4 cans for 25c.
World Heater soap 2c per cake full weight.
Silk soap 2 1-2 cents per cako.
Clariette soap 2 1-2 cents per cake.
Fruit jars quarts 50c half-gallon tioc per doz.
James D. Nelson living on the
Ish Davis place on the east bank
of Little Cabin creek had a nar-
row escape from drowning Wed
nesday afternoon. As he drove
home from town the creek was
high and when he reached the
middle his mules were swimming.
The wagon became uncoupled and
the team swam out with the front
wheels while Mr. Nelson and the
wagon box and hind wheels went
down stream about 200 yards and
turned over. Mr. Nelson escaped
to the bank by catching some
overhanging bushes. The differ-
ent portions of the wagon were
afterwards rescued and nothing
lost but some groceries.
AdAINST THE KATY.
TO SINK A TEST HOLE.
Move to Form a Joint Stock
AN IMPORTANT MEETING.
Boonville Bridge Tolls
Judge Brace in an opinion in the
supreme court in banc has
awarded the Missouri railroad
commissioners a writ of mandam-
us requiring the Missouri Kansas
& Texas railroad to do away with
us arDiirary rate lor passengers
and freight earned over the Boon-
ville bridge on its line. The
court was unanimous in its opin-
ion. The defendants tried to re-
move the case to the federal court
setting up that there was jurisdic-
tion only in that court because the
defendant was a non-resident cor-
poration. The opinion holds that
the state supreme court has proper
jurisdiction and deprives the com-
pany of the 25 cents per head on
all passengers and extra charge
for freight which it has charged
for the last thirty years.
A GREAT niSTAKE.
G. W. Miller Thursday began
the organization of a joint stock
company for the purpose of sink-
ing a deep well within the limits
of this city. The amount of the
shares is fixed at S25 each with
four shares as the maximum to be
held by any one individual. The
intention is to get as many people
interested in the scheme as possi-
ble 120 shares to be sold which
would yield $3000. This sum is
estimated to sink a well 1500 feet
in depth. Water is the objective
commodity but gas oil or coal
will be acceptable. The experi-
ence of the Chetopa prospectors is
that they ought to have bought the
machinery and hired men to do
the work that by so doing they
would now have just as many
wells and own the machinery lor
the same money. The people of
Vinita have felt for a long t:ue
that no great development could
be expected until permanent and
ample water supply is obtained
and for that reason it has not been
difficult to induce property owners
and others to take stock especi-
ally as they will profit directly by
anything which is found by the
A LITERARY CAREER.
The City Council Disposes of
John Oskison Abandons the Law
But the "rust" ilen Hust Answer
Just the Same.
In dragging their net lor sellers
of the ardent at Pryor Creek this
week one or two vendors ol B. F.
Lissauer's newly discovered
"mist" were caught. This the
inventor characterizes as a great
mistake but it is hardly possible
anything short of a trial in the
federal court will correct the error
if one has been made. In the
meantime Mr. Lissauer was up Fri
day presumbly providing bail for
hia agents or those who were ar-
rested for selling bis "goods."
PROSPECTORS EVERY DAY.
People Continually Looking Over The
Perhaps man Vinita people are
not aware that scarcely a day
passes that a number of visitors
are not in town looking atound
with a prospect of locating. These
people generally speaking have
money to invest and should be
shown every courtesy. .There is
certainly no better opening in the
territory than at Vinita. and those
vho locate here now will have the
advantage over those who
The Cat Ate It.
The story is told :' a colored
preacher who wantea ij deliver a
startling sermon. lie had heard
of sensational methods and deter-
mined to give his congregation a
surprise. A small boy was taken
into his confidence as a confeder-
ate and stationed on the roof just
above the pulpit. In the lad's
keep wbb intrusted a pigeon which
was to be let loose in the church
irom a convenient hole at the
proper moment. The church was
packed and the preacher having
stormed denouncement raised his
voice and cried: "And the Holy
Ghost descended in the form of a
dove" but no dove appeared. lie
repeated the sentence. Still no
dove. At the third outcry a black
face appeared at the hole in the
roof and the query came:
"Pa'son a cat's done eat do holy
ghost. But Is'e got de cat. Shall
I throw'm down?
The people of the lmU.ni Territory
have been deceived and imposed upon.
They haye always wanted and sup-
posed they were getting Simmons
Liver Regulator when in fact frauds
and intuitions have been shoved upon
them Hcwarc of imitations bearing
parts of the name or resembling Sim-
mons Liver Regulator in shape size
or style of package. Make sure you
see the word Regulator. This printed
on the wrapper is positive evidence
you arc getting Simmons Liver Regu-
lator. People's drug store agents
D. B. Wclty and wife a newly mar-
ried couple from Illinois came in last
week and went to Chandler Ok.
their future home Friday.
John Oskison is now in New
York. His studies have been in
the direction of literary work and
his purpose now is to spend a
couple of years upon some influ-
ential metropolitan journal. With
the surrounding associations this
training should equip him for effi-
cient work in the profession se-
lected and will certainly enable
him to reach an intelligent deci-
sion as to his aptitude. He writes
that Dick Oskison seriously shot
in the Cuban war a year ago will
get out of the hospital in "pretty
good shape" but with one limb
shorter than the other. He comes
and goes as he pleases but has not
yet been discharged by the hos-
pital authorities who undertook
to cure him and do not consider-
that they have yet done so.
BETTER TRICE FOR COTTON.
The New Rouudlap Balo Worth 12.00
More to The Mill.
Mr. T. W. Pratt president of
the West Huntsville Cotton Mill
Huntsville Alabama who is
known as one of the most progres-
sive business men of Alabama in
addition to his extensive cotton
manutacturing interests is running
what is said to be one of the larg-
gest cotton ginning plants in the
world. Mr. Pratt has made a
thorough investigation of the
Roundlap bale in his mill and
published a letter in which he
said that cotton in this form was
worth $2.00 a bale moro to his
mill than square bale cotton.
Recently he telegraphed as fol-
lows: "After two years experience
with the Roundlap bale of the
American Cotton Company as a
manufacturer I can positively
state that my experience is that
it can be sampled equally as well
as the square bale; that it saves
S per cent in waste; that it un
winds to the core perfectly and
saves much labor in the opening
room. Mixed or false packed
bales are never found. For the
planter ginner and manufacturer
it is the greatest invention of the
Benjamin Franklin Lissauer
manager of the Indian Territory
drink he who smokes the long
cigars and tells the large fish sto-
ries was circulating in the city
this week and exhibiting the cer-
tificates of the government and
other chemists that his drink is
non-intoxicating. It is claimed to
be a compound which is innocent
of malt or hops and at last some-
thing which the government either
cannot object to or has forgot-
ton to prohibit the noble red men
and bis brother pale face from in-
dulging in to their heart's content.
What the outcome of it will be is
hard to tell but at present it seems
to be filling a long felt want. It
hits the spot every time and the
sale of it is greater than the con-
sumption of fine spring water that
comes without money and without
price. Muskogee Phoenix.
General Pleasant Porter of
Muskogee was nominated for chief
of the Creek nation Tuesday at!
City council met Thursday nigLt
with all the members present. A
fire limit ordinance was passed
providing that all buildings here-
after erected shall be of stone
brick or other fire proof material
within the district bounded by the
Katy railroad on the east the Fris-
co on the north Scraper street en
the west and Canadian avenue on
the south being the one south of
the court house and the one west
of Badgett's. I
Buildings now in course of con-
struction in said limits must be
roofed with fire probf material so
as to conform to the requirements
of ordinance. Small outbuildings
may be built of wood provided one
side is open and not connected
with other buildings.
Joe Davis was given a small re-
bate on taxes having been assess-
ed for property not his.
Five hundred and twenty dollars
was set aside for school purpose?
and made available for use of
The proposition to pay deferred
Dowingville warrants was defer-
red. The electric light ordinance was
passed in the same general form
as submitted some time ago. The
city reserves the right to pur-
chase same after expiration of on
year and the franchise is not an
exclusive one and is limited to
fifteen years. The price to the
city for street lights if they choose
to take any though it i3 not oblig-
ator)' is $S each. The price for
incandescant lights for individuals
is 76 cents per month.
A resolution was passed legal-
izing the acts of the school board
in establishing school systems for
ST. LOUIS CATTLE HARKET.
What Was Done Yesterday by Ter-
Yesterday a few papers went
out stating that E. B. Flower's
741 pound steers from Checotah
I. T. sold at $4 10. A correction
was made later giving the proper
Jeff Mundy Chelsea I. T.
marketed S4 calveslGl pounds av-
erage that were sold to Switt &
Company at $10 per head.
J. H. Taylor & Co. had a 10
load consignment of cattle on the
market from Checotah I. T. con-
sisting of 249 steer3 S91 pounds
average bought by Swift & Com-
pany at $4.30.
J. W. Gibson the well known
ranchman of Wagoner I. T. is
here. He reports the range in ex-
cellent condition and cattle im-
proving. Tney h. e had rain
enough and to spe.
D. Morgan Du ant I. T was
on the market with 1072 pound
bulls sold at $3 and G55 pound
AT PRYOR CREEK PICNIC.
Commissioner Found Work
The Roping Contest.
Judge Don Carlos returned from
Pryor Creek Friday noon where he
held commissioner's court during
the three days picnic. Several
cases W6re tried; one for disturb-
ing the peace at the picnic
grounds. The fellow got off with
a $5 fine but lost his clothes. Dur-
ing the time he was drunk some
one stripped him and left him
about nude. The marshals started
to bring seven or eight prisoners
to this place Thursday but let one
escape. Most of them are charged
with selling liquor and incident-
ally a vendor of "mist" fell into
The great feature of the three (Ij -
celebration and barbecue at lVvur
Creek was the cattfcJjppIng contet
yesterday. Fourteen men entered
the contest on the open prairie and
were witnessed by a large crowd (it
cattlemen and other:-. Bill Hare won
the contest Ih 4i seconds. The i l-i-onl
as made is as follows:
1 HrlnhAm Row mW-i
2 Tip Mayes 1.3S -
3 AHtlKMer 1.03
I IHmc IUtIb I rf
S John Klag 1 -i
( Xe.1 KcNalm 1 11
7 Frank Kuckcr. ... mfcuxtl
S lisaay 11.
ftuke IUtoMa misscil
M Ciinay Martin miist-U
11 Hill Hare dispute
..... . ... .. W
li Hob Miller niivd
IS Jew Ikirr tui-ot-ti
11 J.U. lingua mi&xV
The Tulsa ball team defeated
the CoFevville team Tuesdav a?
I Tulsa bv a score of 1 3 to ii
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