The Weekly Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, November 13, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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uJhr ItlrrlUu (Chieftain
D. M. MARKS PRINTING COMPANY
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Thrf Month ly in nil -s
Vinia CWa. Fridaj Afou. J3
Tin' K')le of Oklahoma may be divided Wks that were ever written upon jxiliti-
ly party linen and widely nt variance on cal economy. He either carries the fool
many proMisitioiiti but as to whether we of the vicinage with him or else raises
are to have the mate saloon under the enough dust to blind bin eyes ntnl disarm
defunct Whips bill there is little diss nt. his suffrage.
1 j "The result shows that we oversize the
Vinita is the county seat of Craig one ( spiritual and undersize the material in
of the best agricultural counties in the th- 'irs ' "'"'! lbs people. They
GATHER UP THE STOPWATCHES.
The damage suits will now be dropd.
Mr. Creager can now be accused of
The vote that defeated Jim Davenport
came from the river counties where the
negro vote predominated. The negroes
were not for Davenport.
Teddy Roosevelt will become a staff
writer for the Outlook March .rth 1!M).
Look out for animal stories that are at
least not nature fakes.
There are a few scores to settle in dem-
ocratic ranks before another election in
Oklahoma. The state must not be ex-
plaited by Haskell nor anyone else.
President Roosevelt is early to oiler
defense of Tnft's '.'eligious views. If this
keeps up Teddy will have no time to de-
vote to a hunt in the jungles of Africa.
The proposition to reconstruct that ancient
hoslelrv in this city known as the Cobb
hotel will not satisfy the people of this
progressive city. A new and up-to-date
hotel is what we are talking ubout.
stale of Oklahoma. It has more paved
streets and more miles of sidewalk than
any other city of its population in the
state. And it may be added is building
more of them yet.
Vinita church people who like good
preaching ill have the opMrtunit y each
night this week of hearing at the Presby-
terian church the Rev. J. K. Thompson of
Muskogee vslio probably seaks to larger
congregations of business men than any
other minister within the bounds of the
state. Dr Thompson has had the advant-
ages of a liberal education in his own
country and finished his theological studies
at lidinltorough. Scotland. Let the jieople
of Vinita turn out nightly to hear him.
There is yet lime to do n great deal lie-
fore the close of the year in the way of
public improvements in this city. I-et
rverybody help to make Vinita the finest
city in northeastern Oklahoma.
Now that the election is out of the way
let Vinita get busy in the matter of im-
provements. There are more streets to
pave and miles of sidewalks to build.
Let's make this year as large as possible.
The voters of the state have said with
a good deal of emphasis they don't ro-
pov in !e robbed of the school lands It
will lie safe for lth political parties to
declare against the sale of the school
The influx of good farmers into northern
Oklahoma at this time surpasses that of
any other time in the history of the South
west. That Vinita will have a large
growth for some years to mine seems
One of the prime necessities in the great
itate of Okl dioma is the establishment of
manufactories of various kinds that will
utilise and turn into marketable products
the natural resources which abound within
the state Uirders
Oklahoma has an abundance of raw
materials of different kinds. The building
material of the future must be some man-
ufactured mineral product as the forests
of the country are r ipidly being depleted.
The bureau of forestry estimates that Un-
available supply of timber will be ex-
hausted in less than thirty five yeas
Oklahoma bus an abundance of clay
limestone and gypsum for the making of
building materials and plenty of fuel for
their manufacture. Therein not a county
in the state that does not contain clay
suitable for the manufacture of pressed
brick and sewer tile and yet the greater
part of these products used rigid here
within our own borders is shipied in and
the money in payment therefor is accord-
ingly shipped out.
Oklahoma has it within her pimcr to
not only help supply the country with
products from the rich fields of raw mate-
rial of var'ous kinds and build up com-
merce but she may greatly reduce her
own running expenses by keeping the
money right at home and getting necessi-
ties at greatly reduced prices.
Until our raw products are developed
we must continue to immrt aUiut all the
manufactured articles we use and us long
ns we nre compelled to import these things
we must pay n mam 'acturcr's profit a
dealer's profit and an excessive freight
With mineral resources past compre-
hension all lying dormant we are paying
tribute to other states. Muskogee Phoe-jiix.
FATE OF POPULAR IDOLS.
His third defeat in a popular election
does not lower the intellectual or moral
stature of William Jennings Iiryan. As a
private citizen he is superior in character
and worth to many of the men who have
been honored by election to the presi-
dency. Virtue and worth do not meet with im-
mediate triumph in every instance. The
Only Perfect Man the world has ever
known was rejected by the majority and
In tlit defeat of Mr. Bryan the party of
principle was triumphed over by the party
of the almighty dollar. Thousands of
men who Inlieved in the democratic can-
didate and the principles for which he
stood because temporarily at least as
they declared the business of the country
would be demoralized in the event of his
election. They were perfectly aware of
the presence of the cancerous ulcer that
threatens the vitality of the nation but
determined to ostpone the temporarily
painful oeration of its removal. That is
the meaning of the popular verdict at the
One of the purest men in American life
was the the victim of a commercialism
that recognizes neither Cod nor morality.
No man in American life was ever more
idolized by the people. Yet it is a pecu-
liar fact of our national history that pop-
ular idols who have aspired to the presi-
dency have almost invariably lieen disap-
pointed. The American people thought much of
Henry Clay but he was defeated for the
presidency in 1844 when it was thought
nothing could prevent his election and he
was defeated by James K. Polk a man of
truly mediocre ability and limited ac-
quaintance with the public
James G. Blaine the "Plumed Knight" of
Maine and an ideal American statesman
was enjoying the acme of his marvelous
popularity in 1884 when an obscure man
who had been elevated from the shenlT-
ality of Krie county to the governorship
of New York defeated him for the presi
dency. To the nation at that time drover
Cleveland was practically unknown and
that HI. line would be elected was gener
ally conceded up to the hour that the
election returns began to come in.
And the peerless Bryan was defeated
by the chief clerk of the Roosevelt admin
Such are pranks played by fate. Okla
were deaf ullke to precedents to reason
and to eloquence for nothing could sur-
pass as nothing has ever equaled the
personal canvass of Mr. Dryan; its won-
drous lucidity and Kiwer of statement;
its splendid intellectual and physical en-
durance its unanswerable argument. Nor
did Ignatius of Ixjvola sweep through a
world of incarnate evil bearing the cross
of Jesus to triumph with greater force of
inspiration and truth than did the heroic
son of Nebraska traverse a land gaping
with curiosity but too busy over its work
and play to consider any danger to the
immortal soul of the constitutional fabric.
"There is something yet better than be-
ing president of the United States and
that is feeling the real sense of duty done.
Tilden will live in history when Hayes is
forgotten or execrated. History will say
of Bryan that in three great popular move-
ments clouded sometimes by errors of
judgment and obstructed always by cor-
ruptionas we now know by insurmount-
able corruption he led sublimely; that he
set before his countrymen the standard
alike of Cod and truth and that he went
down beaten with clean hands and high
repute carrying with him the homage of
WATERSON ON THE RESULT.
"The result of Tuesday's election shows
conclusively that a great majority of the
people of the coutroling section of the
Union are well content with things as they
are; that it is better to endure the con-
ceded shortcomings of the party in powir
than to embark tqioii an unknown sea of
continuous agitation; that Iiryan meant
this whilst Taft meant that; in short that
a dollar though tainted is worth a bush
full of patriotic abstractions.
ine tiiiosyncrasy oi trie time is
commerce. As in the last century it was
liberty reaching out after institutional
freedom and measurably attaining it it
is now materialism looking out after mar
kets. The average voter of better educa-
tion and intelligence takes no thought i f
the hereafter and is even more indiffer
ent than heretofore. He is completely
engrossed by the present. That which
Paeon calls 'the wisdom of our ancestors'
makes as little npeal to his reverence or
reason as that which Uurns calls 'light I
from heaven' "t lakes to his imagination.
He would not exchange the different crop
EDITOR BUTLER'S SON
IN A CRITICAL CONDITION
Pryor Creek. Okla. Nov. '.). Milton But
ler son of Editor H. M. Butler of the Pryor
Creek Clipper who was cut in a fight at
Chouteau Monday night is lying at the
family home in a critical condition. He
was cut in twelve places but only one is
necessarily dangerous. Clay Brown.
cashier of the Farmers & Merchants bank
at Chouteau is under a $3000 bond
charged with the assault.
Balm foi 'he Aged.
The aeed parent was (neatly very
greatly In the dumps.
"For look you." he said "I don't
know half at much as my eldest
daughter she told me so a hundred
times; and Jim and Bill can riuiply
lay It all over their dad when It comes
!o arRiilnK; and my wife says that If
ever there was a stupid man about the
house Iff. me and no mistake."
"Hut." we said "remember you
have the bulge of theni In one way.
Limited as your Intellect may he. you
are still the only one of the bunch
that can earn the dally soup and
The aged parent now smiled and
went his way completely reassured by
our specious reasoning.--Puck.
New Peril for French Navy.
Fiance faces a new peril in opium
not new In the strictest simse but
assuming new proportions ns evi-
denced In the recent tilal for treason
of the naval officer I'llnio. French
naval officers say that the use of
opium smoked general anioni? both
ufeers and men of all a?;es Ihoii'ih
It U asserted by them that o.'lic'
do not indulge their taste in this wa
while on the FOf. Apo'tviisis even as
sort that the "modei ale" use of the
dm: "with frequent and Ions; Inter
ruptlons." Is a good tonic. This fiank
iiess betrays a state of mind of serloiu
Import I low to heck the use of
opium and bow to Inculcate In the
navy a sentiment apalnst It is a bl'4
Under Another Narre.
"They didn't have peace congresses
when you were Jimiiir. did ih"v.
"Yes. we did. child; but we culied
them qulltltu: parties."
Descendants of Maisaaelt.
Two prlnceises representative! of
tbe only real American royalty de-
scendants of that Masiasoit whose
word was law to SO Tillages and SO MO
red men are Urine la poverty oa tbe
chores of Lake Assawampsett Massa-
chusetts. They are Teweeleerua and
Wootonekanuske. An effort is being
made to secure for these last of the
royal blood ct the Wampanoaga a
meterlal recognition of their rights
and of the terrlcet which their ances-
tor the mighty aaehem Massasolt per-
formed for tbe pioneers of New Eng-
land. For without Maasasolt'i friend-
ship and protection the struggling;
colonists would tare been swept from
Fish Chated Ashore by Whales.
A serious menace to health is
threatened at Nahant by the largt
quantity of fish which have been
thrown up on the beaches and rocks
following. It Is believed the appear
ance of porpoises and large fish sup-
posed to be whales.
Although the fishermen gather them
as fast as the tide recedes many axe
overlooked. It Is the opinion of the
natives that the fish which Include
mackerel hake pollock and herring
all small in size have been forced
ashore by the larger fish which hare
Device of Racing judg: Xz Prevsni
i Too Accurate Timing.
I "Ther' ttlrliH (n tnrv nA tMimn"
tritely remarked John (!. Fisher coun-
ty commissioner and horseman the
"Down at Hoekpoit track they used
to have u great system of preventing
a fust horse from getting a low mark
too early in its career. Whenever a
beut is about to be raced and It is de-
sired to let a hone step a fast mile
without giving him a correspondingly
fast mark the onea on tho inside set
to work to get a corner on all the
stopwatches about the track. Those
stable bo8 know every man that owns
a stopwatch just tho same as they
know every man who owns a rapid
horse. The boys nre Bent to the owners
of watches to borrow them one by
"Then after the heat is over there's
nobody to dispute the time. Those on
the inside merely give the time as
about ten seconds or so Blower than
it really was and that's the end oi It.
Hut they're always particular to have
an absolute corner on the watches."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
LONG W-RS DUE TO WHISKERS.
Trivial Incident Led to Three Hun-
dred Years of Fighting.
For ages beards were the delight of
ancient beauties. The sight of a
shaved chin excited sentiments of hor-
ror and aversion. To obey the injunc-
tions of his bishops Louta VII. of
Franco cropped his hair a la pompa-
dour and shaved oft his luxuriant
whiskers. Fleanor of Aquitane his
consort found him with this uncom-
mon appearance very ridiculous and
very contemptible. She revenged her-
self by becoming something more than
a coquette. The king obtained a di-
vorce. .She then married tho count of
Anjou who shortly afterward ascend-
ed the French throne and gave him
as her marriage dower the rich prov-
inces of Poitou and Oulenne; and
this was the origin of those wars
which for 300 years ravaged Fiance
and which cost the French nation
3000000 men. All of which probably
had never taken place If Loula VII.
had not. been so rush as to shave off
his whiskers by which he made him-
self bo disgusting to the fair Eleanor.
Holly Berries as Medicine.
"The holly berry has a value other
than aiding in making the Christmas
decorations beautiful" said Lawrence
Beech of Cullman Ala. at the Tulane.
"If one will take holly berries when
they have ripened thoroughly and stew
them for about two hours the finest
medicine on earth ran be had for
burns and chaps and skin diseases.
The juice of the holly berry has been
used in my family for years with
greatest success. When my mother
was living she used to get a lot of
holly berries every winter and stew
thent. She would take the fluid and
put It up in jars. When one of us
children got burned right badly and
chapped lips from going out In the
cold too much or had any Wind of skin
irritation mother would always get
down a Jar of holly salve and doc-
tor us. And when 1 get a home and
have children I shall have salve the
year round." Nashville Tennesseean.
South American Inns.
A traveler who recently returned to
Philadelphia was narrating some of
his experiences in South America at
a banquet of globe trotters. He had
skirted the entire coast of South
America and bad found the inns or
hotels in most sections very poor. So
bad were they in Peru he said that
one American who had been thrown
into Jail pending some dispute over
his papers and after his release had
s light the hotel of the town returned
the next day to the jail and begged
that he might be taken in.
The most curious sign he had seen
was in the window of a restaurant in
Buenos Ay res. which read; "American
cafe chumpugiio and fried potatoes."
We bow to the gods; but even they
are under the sway of tremendous
fjte. Then should we reverence fate;
but even fate can give the reward only
for this or that special work. Since
tbe reward depends on the work of
what use to us are gods and fate?
Honor then to works over which not
fate itself has power!
Many know the faults of others a
few their excellences; It hath not yet
aopeared that any man hath known
his own faults. Sunday Magazine.
Attributes Creagers Majority toDis-
satisfaction ia Many Counties as
Result of County Seat Fights
Congressman James S. Davenport re-
turned last night from Tahleipiah where
he had been to attend the funeral of Dr.
Ross and today went to Burtlesville to
attend the district court which is now in
session there. While in the city Mr.
Davenport. speaking of hi defeat for re-
election to congress said that while it
was a great dissiipointmeut that it was
not altogether a surprise and attributes
his defeat to the wrangles that have en-
sued between towns in some of the
counties over the location of county seats.
In several of the counties in this district
there has been much strife over the
county seats nnd this strife has left
many sore places and caused a big stay
tit home vote among the desgruntled
The negro vote was also entirely against
DavenHrt and the two misfortunes to-
gether caused his defeat. Mr. Davenport
was not feeling- blue over his defeat but
said that he intended to try to complete
us much of the work he had planned as
he could before his term expires.
at hub denied
Bookkeeper of Bank Robbed on
October 26 Was Never Arrested
As Was Reported at Guthrie
By Associated Press
Guthrie. Okla.. Nov. 9 On October 2(ih
an item sent out from Guthrie telling of
the robbery of the First State Dank of
Fallis Lincoln county Okla. asserted that
George Schmake a lxokkeeier of the
bank had that day been arrested on sus
picion of knowing something of the rob
bery. The reported arrest of Mr. Schmake
proves to have been an error.
The facts now disclosed show that he
was not nrrested. The authority for the
rejKirt of the alleged arrest was given out
by the sheriffs office in Guthrie by the
officers of a national bank in this city
and by persons coming from Chandler
who asserted that Schmake w.n in jn'.
PUTT IN THE SENATE
Could't Keep Track of Them.
Martin Littleton is one of a family
of 19 children so they say born to a
heritage of poverty and pluck. When
he was a small lad down ia Texas hs
fell Into the creek one day and Mi-
chael the next youngster brother ran
whimpering to Littleton the elder:
"Pad! Dad! Martin is drowning!"
"Martin! Martin!" repeated the fa-
ther of 19. Then he turned dubiously
to his wife.
"Nora" he Inquired anxiously "have
we a Martin?" Denver News.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C Nov. G That Presi-
dent Roosevelt may be the successor of
Senator Piatt in the United States senate
is considered by many in Washington ns
not at all improbable. Those regarding
this as jKissible declare they have the
assurance thnt the president would not
be entirely averse to a senatorial office
under conditions prevailing March 4.
LEADERS SAY NO FIGHT
ON BOMPER S IS KNOWN
Hy Associated Press
Denver Colo.. Nov I) Though there is
much talk of plans afloat to oust Samuel
Gomjiers from the presidency of the
American Federation of Labor. Several
leaders declared this morning before an-
nual convention of that organization was
called to order that they did not know of
any organized opMsitinn to Gompers.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS
STATE AGAINST COLLEGE
By Associated Press
Washington. I). C. Nov 'J In deciding
the case of Berla college Versus the state
of Kentucky favorably to the state the
supreme court of the United States today
held that states may constitutionally
legislate to prevent co-educatfou of the
white and blacks rat es.
rexrts voith a rising price list for nil the Transcript.
Met Their Fate.
As the echo of the clanging bell died
away the man In somber garb arose
to his feet.
"Are you ready?" he asked.
"I am" answered his companion In
a firm tone as he too stood up.
"Then come. The worst will soon
Closing the door behind them they
descended the stairs and entered the
dining room of their boarding bouse.
VINITA PRODUCE MARKET.
Quotations furnished by the Vinita Pro
F.ggs fer doz 22c
Hens per lb 7c
Old roosters each 10c
Springs per lib !c
Turkeys . He
Ducks " " 7c
The above is the wholesale shipping
(Mrices. The following nre the prices paid
by Vinita merchants:
l I'ggs ior doz.
D . W. B. Crawford
Office 1 4 North -Wilson Street
We will Stop that LEAK
when all others fail.
DR. LOUIS BAGBY
Physician and Surgeon
VINITA. - - - OKLAHOMA.
JAA1ES S. DAVENPORT
Office Rooms 9 & 10 NewJHalsell Iildg.
E. A. STUBBLEFIELO D. M. 0.
Charges Reasonable Examination Free
All operations n ade as painless as
possible and all work guaranteed.
;.Somnoform used for Painless Ex-
traction. Office In McGeorRe Bitty. Phone HI
GEORGE W. SEIGEL
Palace Livery Stable
For the present will hold forth
at J. C. Gray's Mule barn until
Mr. tluitt's barn is com-
pleted. A SHARE OK YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITKC)
GEORGE W. SEIGEL
WILLIAM T. RYE
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Collections and General Practice
Room 0 Scott Hldg. Vinita Okla.
Veterinary Physicians Surgeons ana
Permanently located. Calls answered
day or night.
OFFICE TAYLOR'S BARN
Office Phone K2
Res. Phone 6!)
Butter er lib 1 5c to 25c
Chickens springs jwr lib 14c
Hens i-r lib 07c
Potatoes per bu !)tc
I.ICI NSE N. 2ft I
Both I'honti 243 Opn Day and Nlltht
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