The Weekly Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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Friday Aug. 7
OUR CHILDREN'S HERITAGE.
The Chicago Public says:
The new state of Oklahoma is confront
d with the same problem regarding her
school lands that all the other new states
from Ohio down have succumbed to. A
bill was passed by her first legislature
authorizing the sale of all her school lands
with preferential terms to the present les-
sees. Dut the bill has to go to referen-
dum. -If then Oklohoma gives away her
princely heritage it will he by the action
of her Ktoplo. Future generations will
have the satisfaction at any rate of at-
tributing the blame to the indifference of
their fa thers whereas we of this genera
tion in Ohio Illinois Iowa and other plan
lered states can condemn only the legij
latures of that plundering tteriod. There
i a conspiracy of silence in Oklahoma
however which is ominous of the adoption
of the bill on referendum by default.
Somebody ought to wuke up the people of
Oklahoma and secure from them a nega-
tive vote. The bill is jJainly in the inter-
est of the present while tremendously
against the public interest of the future.
There are approximately 3000000
acres of Oklahoma school lands scattered
t hrough this new state. It is a gift from
congress for school purposes and comprise
some of the richest lands in Oklahoma.
... Leased for the most nart to individuals.
these lands are producing fine crops of
wheat corn and alfalfa. Yet they are
rented as matter of pure favoritism to
the present lessees at less than neighlsir-
ing rentals. Some of them are sublet by
the h'NKet-n nf annia rnntlini) fninl tlirt to
five dollars an acre. If only an average
v of two dollars an acre were realized from
them by the state they would yield a
revenue of $0000000. which is very
nearly double the prerent state expendi-
tures. These facts show what those lands
might mean to Oklahoma if they were re-
tained instead of being sold. W hat schools
what universities and with slight changes!
in ngrt-ssionanei3hUuik--vhat oads"
WftljtjrrnUV improvements Oklahoma
might have without a dollar of taxation I
And how that revenue would grow as the
Slate grew I
Some of this land is where cities will
spread and enormously increase its value.
For instance one square mile of this pub
lic school land belonged to Chicago 70
years ago. U is now in the heart of this
city nnd worth hundreds nf millions of
dollars regardless of the improvements
But the schools get none of it except from
nn infinitesimal fraction of the original
mile square which was reserved and from
this fraction they get half a million annu
ally. It may be so with some city in Ok
hihoina 70 years hence. The land will he
a gold mine but private interests and not
the schools may get the gold. It all de-
pends upon whether the peopU. of Okla-
homa insist now upon conserving their
school amis for the benefit of Oklahoma
school children. If they vote for the pend-
ing bill at the election in November they
will be giving to a land-lease ring public
property of a kind that grows in value as
the state grows in population and will
deserve from future generations the con-
fk;mnation they will probably receive.
Ut the campaign of silence in Oklahoma
le broken. Let Iter independent news-
V papers senk ' out l.et her js-ople le
awakened and her land-lease ring forced
1 into the open. Let her school lands be
reserved as a heritage for future genera-
tions. Let the vnlues of the progress of
the stJte of Oklahoma in so far as these
landJ 'ill represent it as it accrues let
trios! il Mues be conserved for the public
We live in an age when the .world ei-
pects much of us. You must make good
or quit in whatever occupation or relation
of life you may live. You have assumed
an occupation a certain task piece of
business some jmeuliar obligation large
or small is upon you; now can you prove
to the world that you are equal to it T
The world says to you and every other
man or woman: Get results or quit The
demand seems exceedingly harsh even
sordid but it amounts to this in the final
nnalysis the world simply means for you
to do something. Folks with the right
sort of metal like it. The challenge puts
life and enthusiasm into them. No other
reward is so rich to the average American
citizen as the splendid consciousness that
he is standing up in the world among his
fellows and doing his part faithfully and
the very best he can. The world is con-
stantly yelling at us: "Are you making
good?" Let us he able to fling back the
challenge in the language of the incom-
IMtrable Roosevelt "You bet I" In busines
life professional life political lifealong
all linesthe strong ones are facing the
final and severest test without flinching.
It Is good to see a boy or man under ad-
verse circumstances struggling constantly
up nnd pushing the battle. Here in Okla-
home to an extent larger than most places
men have to fight for recognition and ad
vancement It is a battle ropal and the
Held is large and the time propitious. Men
feel that now is the time to get ahead.
Conditions are magnificent "There is a
tide in the affairs of men when taken at
its flood leads on to fortune." Oklahoma
is on the flow of that tide. Get busy be
fore the ebb comes. Are you making
For the next three mouths the Ameri
can people will be earnestly and thor-
oughly engaged in choosing a resident
For a generation it has been the custom
for the moneyed classes to draw up the
purse strings and make no new ventures
pending this great buttle of the ballots.but
this year there is no need for such hesi
tancy. The men who are standing for
lection to the great ofllce of chief magis
trate of this nation each stand for enough
in common to prove to the people that we
are to go forward and not backward for
the next four years. The fight on the
trusts and combines upon predatory wealth
will be made the common cause of all
parties and there is to Ik; little hailing
Mr. Roosevelt's extravagent notions of a
centralized government will have little
effect upon the Iw-lief of the masses thut
the remstitution of the United States is
still supreme and cannot be set aside to
suit the convenience or caprice of any
Individual. The present campaign should
effect business to a lesser degree than any
in a generation.
Oklahoma Missouri nnd Kansas try for
the first time this week the primary sys-
tem of selecting party candidates for
office. That it luis fallen far short of ac-
complishing what its friends had hoped is
already conceded. The party machine is
still intact and as able as ever to thwart
the will of the people. It maybe thatlhe
primary is an extreme democratic meas-
ure nnd is no letter than the convention.
At any rate the effort is to get rid of the
IWt sell the school lands.
The election th:kt comes off three months
from yest-nl ty will not he the tame affair
of Tuesday. .
The credit of Vinita is exceedingly
g'xxl notwithstanding the knockers. The
paving (Minds amounting to more than
fifty thousand dollars brought one hundred
cents on the dollar without a moment's
dehiy in locating a market The sidewalk
warrants are eagerly sought by the con
tractors without discount. Vinita is big
ger and better than it ever was before
and its credit is as good as that of any
city In the state of Oklahoma.
With the defeat of Senator Chester I
Long of Kansas and the death of the
venerable Senator Allison of Iowa the
ami -Roosevelt crowd in the United States
senate has suffered Irreparable loss. The
advocates of predatory wealth have sus
tained a distinct setback.
Visitors from other Oklahoma towns tel
us that Vinita is doing more in the way
of public Improvement than nnyother city
in the state In proportion to population
The way to build a city is to keep on
building and paving streets and beautify
ing the parks etc.
The Billups booze bill has not prevented
the sale of liquor in Oklahoma and prob-
ably never" will. Prohibition ' does not
prohibit in Kansas either but many good
citizens would like to know why.
We have decided to forego the organiza-
tion of an Annanias club for the present
as the roster would be too large and un-
wieldy for all practical purposes.
Let's see: Hep Stanford" was the stere-
'.. JiJ'.'.J.W .
Sunday morning. July the nineteenth
at Bluejacket occurred the sad death of
William Winfrey. In the primejof his
manhood he was suddenly stricken down
and many hearts are crushed with grief
for Will was tenderly loved. He was a
good son an affectiotate brother and a
most devoted husband. The enemy of all
shame and deceit; he was ever just and
true an open foe and a faithful friend.
We laid him to rest in the cemetery near
his home amid the tears and floral offer-
ings of his friends. Now "earthto-'earth"
the great mother claims and though hard
the blow we'll kiss the rod that smites
our dearest hojes and aims bears dust to
earth but wings the soul to God. E. L
HAS RECRtVEfJ . DR. HILU'
f.mparor William Cava New American
Chatterton pays the highest market price
for eggs and potatoes. 8-9
FOUND BIO NUQQET OF GOLD.
The paving and sidewalk building goes
on and the kmxkers are getting fewer as
the days go by.
Oklahoma cannot crow much over an
unusual interest manifested in the pri
The number of vacant houses in Vinita
is growing quite small nnd at the present
The real town (milder is the public
school and the best possible investment
for Vinita at the present juncture would
be to issue bonds for the erection and
equipment of a modern high school build
ing to cost fifty or sixty thousand dollars
Oklahoma feels as happy and as secure
in the democratic column as if she had
been thr? as long as Arkansas or Texas
The fact is however she can boast of
rate of increase of population many new having the inestimable privilege of having
dwellings v. ill have to be built before the been horn in democratic ranks
1 Initiative petition numlier one submits
The Daily Chieftain will nrove to be a t0 n v'te Uw )"estim ' th f the
household necessity to th. iwnw!. f Vi. llo1 T1 Chieftain ;. opposed to
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ita nnd along its rural mail routes. It
the sale of the school lands of Oklahoma
I This this puier declares itself upon at
least one of the issues of the campaign.
Watt until the state election and we
will show you an election worthy the
will bring the community closer together
and link the country to the town in com-
mon interest. Advertisements in the
Daily Chieftain have wonderful possibili-
ties. They can bring a buyer for anything
you may have to sell. The want ad.
would brif a smart house girl into your Anil .Tatw Watwn b.at Tam SmRh
kitchen a coachman t your barn employ-! aft(.r a!l advertising. And then again
merit to the head of the family a mate u wal Smith who started the Denver
to those who want to gftt married. J demonstration fkj they say. :
Larger Than Man's rist Washed Out
of Old Placar.
A nugget of gold weighing more
than five pounds haa been found In an
old placer la the Highland district by
John Kern and has been deposited In
the bank of W. A. Clark & Co. In
Hutte. says an Anaconda (Mont.) cor-
respondent. Its exact weight Is !0
ounces and 17 pennyweights troy and
It Is probably the largest nugget ever
seen In Hutte or mined near this city.
It Is a beauty larger than an ordinary
fist and of Irregular shape.
It was washed out one duy last week
by Mr. Kern on the Bite of the once fa-
mous old town of Highland City. 15
or 20 nilhs south of Iintte In the old
Highland district. Mr. Kern has been
residing In that district' nearly 40 years
and has washed out a great quantity
of gold in that time but nver enough
at arty one time to mak the recovery
remarkable and the nugget which he
has Just brought to Hutte Is the big-
gest And he has ever made.
Vhn it became known among the
old plueer miners they visited the
Clark bank in numbers to see the pro.
clous lamp of the real stuff. They
touched It tenderly patted It almtr-
Ingly and lifted and weighed It envi
ously. Men who have never s"n gold
In Its native purify also called to get a
pek at It.
lis value Is $1.18(1.95.
GLORY EVER WITH ITS COLORS.
Berlin June lo. The emperor Sun-
day received In audience the New
American ambassador to Germany
David Jayne Hill who succeeds
Charlemagne Tower. The audience
was fixed several days before Dr.
Hill anticipated It but the emperor'
greeting waa none the less hearty
The emperor'u master of ceremonies
Baron Von De Knesebeek called a
the hotel Saturday where Dr. Hill was
stopping and Informed him that an
audience with the emperor had been
granted for Sunday In the Old Palace
his majesty coming In from Potsdars
for the purpose. Three court carriages
called for Dr. Hill and accompanied
by hia staff he proceeded to the pal-
ace. On his arrival there he received
a message from the emperor that the
presentation would take place In the
garden which recently was planted In
one of the palace courts.
Count von Kulenberg and Baron von
DeM. Knesebeck conducted the am-
bassador thither th emperor receiv-
ing him with great cordiality. After
the formal presentation and the de-
livery of greetings from President
Roosevelt the emperor engaged Dr.
Hill In conversation for half an hour
showing his most charming social
qualities. Dr. Hilt did not wrear an
official uniform but In deference to
German nodal requirements full dreaa.
A Missouri Heiress Missing
Neosho Mo. June 1C V. B. FhJl-
Hps sheriff of Newton county and his
deputies have exhausted every effort
to find Miss Grace Davidson whose
absenco on the eve of her sister's pre-
liminary trial Monday morning for the
murder of Boy Itamsour Is puzzling
friends of the heiress. When Sheriff
Phillips announced his Inability to
serve a subpoena upon the 23-year-old
girl who discarded the suitor Blaln
a week ago Saturday by her 18 -year-old
sister Bessie familiarly called
"Johnny" ic was learned that Grac
left her home last Tuesday after dark
and has not been heard from since
The Bherlff's deputies have searched
southwest Missouri for two days bul
Oklahoma'. Flra Legal Hanging Oc-
curred ' at Lawlo Yaaterday.
Brilliant Record of the Sixth United
The one hundredth anniversary of
the Sfxth United States Infantry was
recently celebrated at Fort William
Henry Harrison In Montana and this
regiment has bail a history worth re
calling. It was organized In 1798.
made a brilliant record at Qin'enstowu
Heights In Canada In October 1812
and occupied that early frontier which
Iowa was In 1819. and established the
first army post west of the Missouri
river. The regiment had engagements
against the Indians In the west and
later hard fighting In Florida. It was
well represented In the war with Mexi
co and again In the Indian campaigns
along Ibe border which was then
steadily creeping went ward. In the
lvil war the Sixth infantry took nart
In many battles and Incurred heavy
losses. After that war there was more
Indian fighting and recent history has
Included service by the regiment In
Cuba and two periods of duty In the
Philippines. The review of a hundred
years proved to be of Instilling Inter
est to those who now compose the
Nev Light en Pneumonia.
Before the Chicago Medical associa-
tion Dr. H. M. Fish has substituted a
new method of treating pneumonia
which he says effects a sure cure In-
side of 24 hours. He asserted that the
seat of the Uouble In pneumonia cases
Is not la the lungs as generally sun-
pot. but In the bony framework at
the top of the nose. The germ of pneu-
moooecus U harmless except when put
up In a cell of this kind. Then It
acta Ilk an explosive expands and
poison the blood. From these cells
the dtswaa.. works rar'dly down to the
lungs but the fuel still comes from
. germ cells In tho nose. So says
Dr. Klsh. and adds that the remedy Is
sit. ply to draw the pus from the nose
cells. By doing so he hud cured one
of the worst cssea of pneumonia..
Arthur Deerln Call tHls a good
story of Prof. Billy Phelps of Yale as
the popular professor of Knglish lit-
erature Is called by the boys. It seems
that one of the professor's classes had
Indulged In a discussion of logic and
In the midst of It the Second cotnpauy
governor's foot guard marched by l'
gala attire with band playing and
colors ftylng. The class adjourned to
the windows to see the parade. After
a .moment of. watching Prof. Phelps re-
marked of the physique of th troops
and observed dryly:
"Oeuttemaa there (s a first rata et-
acnpl or Juit what we hare ba 11
cuaaloj. tha undistributed mldjia.' "
Dolliver's Boom Growing.
Chicago June 16. "Taft of Ohio
Dolllvcr of Iowa." There were nianj
politicians In Chicago Sunday nlghl
predicting that these names will con-
st kute the next Republican national
ticket and some believe that the
Iowa man Is ns sure of the second
prize as Is the Ohio man the first
The situation does not. justify an
strong a characterization but the DoV
liver boom Is manifesting such posi
Hve vitality nnd has grown bo rapid
ly during the last 24 hours as to Jus
tify giving Mr. Dolliver the center iA
the stage In placing th characters
who are taking part In the vice presi-
dential drama now being staged.
The Flood at Jefferson City.
Jefferson City June 16. Practically
all the residents of Cedar City a
small town across the Missouri river
from here were driven from their
homes Sunday by the continued rise
of the liver and several persons liv-
ing In Jefferson City were compelled
to join those who fled from th? water
Saturday. The Missouri Kansas &
Texas railroad which runs on the
Callaway side of the river has aban-
doned Its train service between Boon-
ville and St. Louis running all Its
trains by way of Sedalia.
A Contest Over the Platform.
Chicago June 1G. Something of a
sensation was caused Sunday night by
the unexpected arrival In Chicago of
one of the presidential candidates
"Cncle Joe" Cannon. It soon devel
oped that Speaker Cannon' coming
was In connection with the platform
and that a very brisk contest on some
of the planks was in prospect.
Louisiana Levees Break.
Marksvllle La. Jnm 16. Red river
levees broke in two place below Mon-
rla Sunday. The wrwst break I about
800 feet wide with the water flowing
through at depths ranging frnm It to
20 feet. The Monc'.a breaks are with-
in about 30 mile of the Mississippi
river Into whlch'the Red river empties.
"Katy" Victims Will Recover.
Sedalia M June 1G. All of the SO
persons Injured by the derailing of the
Missouri Kansas A Texas train near
Clinton. It la believed will recover.
Several of those most dangerously In-
jured were brought to the company'
hospital here. Only six wer Htill at
the hospital Sunday night.
! Dally Thought.
Men cannot live Isolated we ara all
bound together. No higher man can
sparate himself from any lowest.
Belgium Mines Well Looked After.
The death rate among th minors
la less in Belgium than lt any other
Character Shown In Face
An amiable face is trustworthy. If
eyea are shifting and you have dis-
covered Insincerity then beware.
Safe Rule for Guidance.
What one bas one ought to use;
and whatever be does ha shoula do
with all his might. Cicero.
And Seme More on Other Things.
New York spends $1000000 a year
oa grand opera; and more tbaa that
NqtXlaae aad ful soegs a4 plar.
Lawton Ok At 7 o'clock Friday
morning the death trap waa thrown
which took the life of Frank Ford
the negro wife-murderer of Freder-
ick Ford climbed onto the scaf-
fold perhaps more calm than any of
the thousand spectators who witness-
ed the hanging. When asked If he
had anything to say Ford talked for
Ave minutes warning other young
men to act In a manner that will not
lead thera to the hangman's noose.
Ford said that he had been a way-
ward boy and had his parents been
more strict he might have led a dif-
ferent life. When he had finished
he asked to be permitted to smoke
a cigarette which request was grant-
ed. When the twelve deputy sher-
iffs had the rope in place about his
neck and had bound his hands and
feet he asked for a mirror and look-
ing in tbe glass said: "I would
make a good picture."
When Sheriff Carter asked "All
ready ?"Ford replied 'I am prepared
to meet my God; I am ready to die."
The lever was pulled and Ford drop-
ped seven feet and behind the fence
which obstructed the view of the
crowd. It was thirty-four minutes
before the physicians pronounced
Ford dead although the neck was
broken In the fall.
This Is the first legal hanging In
the new state of Oklahoma although
another negro was hanged at Okla-
homa City a few years ago under
the territorial law. The crime which
brought Ford to the scaffold waa the
shooting of his wife last June with
a shotgun ashotgun. The details
of the crime were told by Ford upon
tbe scaffold and he stated that sev-
eral times before he waa taken by
the officers he had thought of giv-
ing himself over to the law volun
'.ui'.y and ever since ha had longed
'or the- tfmo to die.
ASSESSMENTS ARE INCREASED.
Oklahoma1 Equalization Board Raises
Telegraph Companies Figures.
Guthrie. Ok. A material Increase
has been made by the mate hoard of
equalization In the assessment of the
two big telegraph companies operat
lng in Oklahoma according to a
statement given out by Auditor M.
K. Trapp. The Western Union Tele-
graph Company fixed a valuation of
$10 per mile cn iron w ire and $-'0- on
copper wire. The hoard Increased
the valuation on Iron wire to $.'( rwr
tulle and on copper wire to $100 per
mile or alnnit five tlmesi the valua-
tion as fted by the company. This
company also placed a valuation of
$10 per mile on poles thirty poles to
the mile-. The board Increased the
valuation on poles to $200 per mile.
The Postal Telegraph Company's as
sessment waa Increase to $10 a
mile. the value of the company's
property In the- state being fixed at
$18.200.. The- Postal Company owns
no poles in the state lt wires he-
lug attached to Pioneer Telephou
No increase was made- hy the-
board in the' assessment of the Guth-
rie street railway the Kuld City Rail-
way Company or the Tulsa Street
Railway Company. An- Increase of
70 per cent was mad by the board
In the assessment of the Oklahoma
City Railway Company. An Iucrei8
of 60 and 2. per cent respectively
was made In the valuation of the
Shawnee- Tecumseh Traction? Com-
pany and' th Muskogee- Electric
Canton Receiving New Rifles
Outhrle; Ok. Adjutant General
Canton of flu Oklahoma National
Guard says that to date he has re-
ceived for the Oklahoma militia. Hot)
of the new United States army rilles.
The guns are now being distributed
to the militia companies over the
state and tin old Krag Jorgensons
being taken up and sent back to the
War Department. The- new rifle N
the Springfield .30 with a sight range
of 3700 yards a shorter barrel bvt
greater velocity and accuracy than
the "Krags." with a longer eword
bayonet. The new rifle posHesss
the great advantage of being used
as a carblnt for armed forces as welt
as a rifle for the infantry.
MAV GO TO FEDERAL COURTS.
Judga Campbell Denies ' Injunction
Asked By Liquor Salesman.
MeAleeter. Ok. Jugde Ralph E.
Campbell of the United States Court
refused today to grant an Injunction
restraining the officers of the state
of Oklahoma from further arresting
A. H. Dreyfus a cltlsea of Kansas
City Mo. from solicit lag orders for
Interstate shipment of liquor Into
the state of Oklahoma. In refusing
the Injunction Judge Campbell quot-
ed at length from the opinion of Jus-
tice llarlln in Fltts vs. McGhee 173
U. S. 517. and added:
"The Court Is without jurisdiction
to enjoin the defendants as officers
of tbe State from proceeding to en
force by criminal proceedings the
laws of the Btate even though they
may be repungent to the Constitu-
tion of the United State. This la a
defense of which the complainant
may' avail himself In the courts of
the state and If unsuccessful there
may on writ of error take his case
to the fupn-me Court of tbe United
States for final decision."
Dangerously Burned In an Explosion.
Fnld Ok.. Mrs. J. IC. Adams w3a
dangerously burn -d by th. explosion
of a gasoline str e. While she was
preparing dinner Friday she fl!lj
the tank to overflow lng. Hur dross
caught fire. Physicians say her re-
covery Is doubtful. -
Found Cuilty of Cour4- - . j
Tulsa. Ok Tom Upton an I AHmrt
A. Plank were found guilt of pas-
lng counterfeit mony by United
Stales Cominieelonor lartu nJ heW
awaJiin. action ef-Mte jfeiVta gio4
prf wader beat f boi
Joe French is here visiting his sisteri
James Kirk constable of Bryan town-
ship has resigned.
Joe Rogers and James Kirk are freight-
ing for Joe J. Wilson.
Rev. Jimmie Evans filled an appoint-
ment here Sunday.
Rev. Wm. Dodson transacted business
in Pryor Creek last week.
Mr. Byers was here last week looking
after business matters.
J. E. Duncan and Tip Mayes took in the
"Jubilee" at Muskogee from July 22 to
Mr and Mrs. W. E. Johnson transacted
business in Pryor Creek Monday and
Dr. Crouch has purchased twenty acres
of land adjoining the lot where he now
lives from Mrs. Nan Teehee and will move
his improvements onto same.
Andy Hair a deputy sheriff of Mayes
county moved with his family to Pryor
Creek Monday having traded his home
place for proiierty in that city belonging
to Dr. Madden.
Quite a number from this place attend-
ed the A. II. T. A. annual picnic held at
Marcum July 23-4 and report it a great
success. Charley Jacksrn of Tahlequah
took first money in the roping contest and
Tom Parish second.
big mm ;ews.
Dr. Day had business across Grand river
N. H. Langley took a business trip to
Mr. Hallett and family expect to move
to Washington soon.
Mrs. Sheppard's father and mother are
visiting her here this wek.
Eva Sloun and Ethel Whitney ore vis-
iting Miss Georgia Trout this week.
Miss Mame Johnson has returned home
after being away since the 4th of July.
Mr. Bright from Bates county. Mo. is
in our neighborhood looking for land to
Miss Cora Brown has returned from
Dallas Texas where she has been attend-
John Scott and wife of Ketchum are
visiting their daughter Mrs. F.d Dixon of
The young people had an ice cream
supper nt Dr. Day's Saturday night. All
present seemed to have a fine time.
We are proud to rcjiort that there was
not a single vote against the school bonds
nt the election held here Inst Tuesday.
Drake Hawkins and Irvin Martin of
Vinita. attended an ice cream social at
the home of Dr. Day Saturday evening.
W. V. Daniel N. H. Langley and quite
a number whose names we failed to get.
report a fine time fishing last Saturday
night on Cabin Greek.
Ow baseball boys seem to have lost
their "rabbit's foot" as Chaffee gave them
such a drubbing last Sunday that they are
all ashamed to talk about it.
Dog Haney is here from Colorado to
visit his family. He expects to-return to
the West in a few days as he has a good
position with a railroad n Colorado.
The Methodist church s fast assuming
the looks of a fine building and its bellfry
and spire looms up skyward. Our pride
swells when strangers come to our town.
Among the first things he hears is hxik
see our new church. We desire to have
a nice house in which to worship
Judge Bell informs your correspondent
that he is engaged to perform his first
marriage ceremony this Monday evening
at the home of John M. Hudson.
The contracting piwties are Wm. John-
son and Miss Tracy TerriH. We hope the
genial Judge will make good with his
maiden effort a no may happiness suc-
cess and pleasure follow the young people
through a long and useful life.
To the several school district clerks of
Craig County. State of Oklahoma.
You are hereby notified that it will be
impossible for me at present to furnish
you with the amount of taxable property
In your school district In view of the
fact the county equalization boaid equal-
izing the several municipal townships
raised or lowered as the case may be
the assessed valuation on horses mules
cattle and land as assessed by the town-
ship assessor from 5 percent to 50 per
cent on the dollar valuation. Each man's
assessment in each school district must
be figured out and whatever the per cent
is added to or taken from before I can
give the amount of taxable property in
each sch'Hil district
Gi.Vin under my hand and official seal
fit' Vinita Craig County Oklahoma this
5th day of August. 1908.
R. F. Nix
County Clerk Craig County. Oklahoma.
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The Weekly Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1908, newspaper, August 7, 1908; Vinita, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc772693/m1/4/: accessed December 13, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.