The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 111, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 18, 1903 Page: 4 of 4
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IIOW GEESE ARE LURED.
Work o( I.le l)ro In ( aptartan
the Wild fowli uf l'inilU-o
"It J almost as iirtetewtingr to. w audi
the maneuver of a flock of wild geese
iu the water before tbey have fully
made up their mind as to the probable
chat actfT of the decoy as U is to give
Uiem aJuilladeaud baa.lotof tliem"
said a Ne w York sportsman just back
. from a week auvong the wild fowl
. liaunts of Hy d county K. C to a New
York Sun representative. "Live de-
coys are used almost entirely in hunt-
ing wild geese on Pamlico sound or
Hetainuskeet lake wild geese being do-
mesticated and trained to lure as
captives their free kindred to destruc-
'The bottom of Pamlico sound along
tie shores is of white sand and in it
are the nutritive roots and plants on
which the wild geese feed. The shore
themselves are vast tangles of reedy
"The reeds are very tall and the
hunter does' not have to build a blind
for his shooting. He simply makes a
space io tks reeds close to the water'
end lies there with the surrounding
natural growth of reeds as his ambus-
cade. In front of this the decoys are
put out eachi goose strapped by one
leg to a stake driven into the bottom
of the sound through a square of sod
sunk beneath the water three or four
inches on which the goose rests.
"This gives the decoy the appear-
ance of floating or resting on the sup-
i face as if it had alighted there and tie
. ' skillful distribution of a number of
them in a group in this way give them
a natural appearance and attitude
that cannot be obtained from af tiflcial
"It is a manifestation of the won-
derful keenness of a wild goose's hear-
ing that long before even the trained
ear of the professional fowl hunter has
detected the cries of an approaching
flock of geese the decoys have heard
them and becoming suddenly alert be
gin to send back responsive ' honks.'
By and by a V-shaped line comes jnito
shape against -the sky the unmistaka-
ble figure of a flock of geese in flight.
"A flock of wild geese is always made
up of the old gander and goose and the
brood or broods hatched early in the
season grown to full size when they
" start for southern waters. The gan-
der is invariably in the lead the old
goose behind him. When they con-
clude to drop into the water where the
decoys have attracted them it is be-
cause the decoys have given the impres-
sion that the "feeding must le partic-
ularly good at that spot. And 2iw is
when the interesting part of the ma-
"The old gander and his mate are
careful .to alight at a long distance
from' the shore out of gunshot and of
course the young geese follow them
But the young geese apparently think
ing that the decoys must be having a
good time where they ire are losing
no time in joining them and getting a
share of the supposed good things.
"Then it is amusing to watch the old
gander handle that eager and incau
tious flock of his. He heads the young
sters off at every turn as they try to
hurrv in toward the shore holds
them in check and as natives of the
. Carolina coast say talks' to them.
"He cackles high and he cackles low
ar.Q.'V;. many modulations of his voice
aB'Vfearnest gesticulations with . bis
neck plainly admonishes his young-
sters antl warns them to go slowly and
"All this time the decoy geese are
gabbling away to the flock apparently
reassuringly and praising that par-
ticular place as just the place for geese
looking for something good to eat.
"After some time spent in this pre-
cautionary delay the old gander
moves gradually toward the decoys his
mate following hiin and the young-
sters kept back from too rath an ad-
"And all this time too the suspi
cious and wary head of the flock keeps
an eye on the line of tali reeds and so
keen is his eye that if the hunter
should happen to expose himself for
only an instant at an opening no big-
ger than a silver dollar that eye would
detect him and with a sharp warning
cry the gander would turn and rise
from the water followed by his entire
"Sometimes a decoy goose not prop-
erly strapped will slip from its sod.
This will make it flop in the water.and
that will be too suspicious a circum-
stance for an old gander to overlook
and away he will go with his flock. It
is pretty certain though that once a
gander turns to lead his flock toward
the decoys and nothing in the reeds
alarms him and the conduct of the lur-
ing geese is above suspicion his curios-
ity and his greed will in time outweigh
his wariness and. fear? and he will line
up himself and his followers at last
within the range of the hunter's gun
and how many of them : rwome the
treacherously .interrupted flight will
depcrd on the Mintt r"s kill and s!i 1 1-nes-."
A Worthy Enterprise.
The Centralis road has been' about
imputable for many week" a"d
Frank Cox went out and by voluntary
contribution raised money material
ar d work enouuh to Improve the rond
fc-reatly. Following Is the list of con-
tributors: First National Bank.. .....$2 00
John Corotassel.... 50
B L Haytnes V ........... 50
ENDallaway 7 25
L V7 bwCey ........ . ... 2 00
Katy Corn Elevator . 50
V A Scott .. 200
Jim Solves. 25
W II Whlttaker..... 50
tS N Calvert 100
J B Wade..
Q W Skinner.
Mother (to her seven-year-old son
William who has been growing free of
speech) Billy dear I will give you
ten cents a day for every dayyou don't
say "darn fool." 2 . ' ; .. ' -! 1
Harold little brother ct five with
superior air) Humph! If "darn fool"
is worth fen cents I .guess I know
words that are worth a quarter.
Smart Set.. - ...
Surprlfciny; lroperr cf Alum in am.
The most surprising property of
aluminum js its newly-discovered pew.
er cf giving a fine razor-like edge to
steel cutlery. Magnified a thousand
limes the knife edge produced on the
ordinary whetstone appears rough and
jagged while that yielded by the aJum-
Jaurn sharpener is straight and smooth
II S Bliss............ 50
George Kapps...... 50
W C Thompson..... 50
Heury Campbell ...... I ........ 25
People's Drugstore...... ....... 50
Darrougo Hardware Co.......... 50
Rood & Hanford. . ..I... 50
Cherokee Bank 1.00
Frazee Hardware Co 1.00
Badeett-Sanders . . .'. 1.00
J H Haves.. z... ............. 100
Briu80D& Patterson.... 100
Frisco Milling Co 1.00
Ramsey & Gerlach 1.00
E 0 Stretch 50
Perry Lumber Co................ 1.00
Snatildlnir Bros..... 50
John Hold .. o
Oswego Seed & 3rala "Oo.h-.-.t.. 1-00
LouU Bagby 60
The Golden Rule 1M
.1 Np.we.imh 50
B L Cox 100
Blossom Boats.....' 50
Ben Hlldabrand 50
R A Cox... ..100
M Cox... 100
Jmbo Store..... 100
W P Gate wood 60
W Friend.......... 50
Frank Norange 50
Billie Simuia 100
JimCasto ..." 25
Cish 7 7.. . 50
Charlie Ilaymon 1-00
Cowan & Smart 1.00
W W Jones "1 00
IC N Ratcliff - 1 00
J A Simmons
Tim Shanahan 50
Total Collectlur SV) 50
Paid out for hauling rock
RossGleason $10 00
Andie Williams 2 .00
Pinwlnj and scraoinur ' 5.50
Balance on hand $23 00
The following donated rock Sberman
Hold 1 load; John Hunt 1 load; H D
Vaughn 2 loads; Dave McCullougb
B F Cox 3 days work soliciting.
Residence property Id north part of
Vlnita two blocks out; four lots.three
hundred and ninety feet east front;
well Improved nice twelve-room house
barn and other outbuildings; cistern
two wells.Jplenty of shade and fruit
trees grapes and berries. Title guar
anteed. Enquire here. i dw tf
Four 6-foot show cases in good con
rm.inn. Will be sold cheap. Jumbo
Allotments for fifty Cherokee
Winter coughsj are apt to result in
consumption if neglected. They can be
aoon broken up by using Foley's Honey
and Tar. ! Sold by Shanahan &
Mitchell. ' dw
DeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve.
The only positive cure for blind bleed-
ing itching and protruding piles cuts
burns" bruises eczema and aU abrasions
of the skin. DeWltt's is the only Witch
Hazel Salve that istnade from the pure
unadulterated witch ha.el all others
are counterfeits. DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve is made to cure counterfeits are
made tolsell. A. W. Foreman. d
forchildrtm tafe sunt. Bo upiatma
For i-a'e at People's Drug Store.
Betty Botter bought some butter;
"But "she said "this butter's bitter.
If I put it in my batter
It will make the batter bitter
But a bit of better butter
Will make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter
Better than the bitter butter
And made her bitter batter botter.
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of botter butter.
The better butter Betty bought was like that
kept at The Golden Rule where fresh Produce and
good Groceries are always found.
Phone ioo. Ring us up.
W ANTEP To rent twe or tliree unfur-
nished rooms. Mrs. J. T. Eonse." dm
JI.OSTA trunk from the Frisco depot
stiuar top. ino.ao t.' rM'der will
jplease ootify i. W. Cunningham.
T' . vrrii wnui; fan A .nvthinr. Pn-
qutrest 8t ueVr'Kest auraut between Cotb
wad Green bott'ls.- - - due
HuU rr?k rine drubie Drrei. breach !oad-
i on X'rt t? P.f'Sffptn rtmip. Kinder
w!il be liberally reward L-d. by returning
uae to U. r. Clarke. Kelso 1. IV titw
1 A KM TO l.r A-K- 4 inn s. Vn in rulil-
vwfjon GfKd Irniirovenif nts and plc-nty of
wt?r. v ill isgf ironi cm: dtp y:ii.
r-ish in Bdvaute. see. i. m iivej.
Vinita. I. dliS
LoM -lMffs the (and ulEce and rrr-
h.l' fifL'W. briK'H'i'-d bitck silk mufllT
Jirii I San"' to this olltep. liS
J. T. Payne C E.
fluskogee I. T
Allotment1! surveyed in any frt of the
Territory Write me.
vSchliecker's Jewelry vStore.
Solid Gold Rings.
Our line of Solid Gold Kings Is bo large
that it is impossible to give a description
of each style so we mention only a few
prices: 1 .
Large solid gold set ring $1.50 to.. $15.00
Gent's solid gold ring $3. to..' 15 OO
Plain solid gold riwjs $2. to - 10.00
Child's solid gold ring.... - .50
Solid gold Brooches $3. to ...$30.00
Other Brooches from 50c to . 3.00
Solid gold cuff buttons $2.50 to $7-50
Other cuffbuttons 25o to. 3.00
When you want anything in the Jewelry line call
and see what we have.
Fine and complicated watch repairing a specialty.
Motto: Not the cheapest but the Best work at all
South Wilton Street. Jeweler and Optician.
This don't half tell it. Our new line of mat-
tings and Carpets is one of the finest ever seen"
in the city and ve have all the latest designs. In
fact anything you want in the Furniture line
WE'VE; GOT. IT. Call and inspect the ;
. . goods and. see fdr yourself. - .'; '
Texas Midland Railroad .
Tbe Texas Midland- Railroad an- ..
Bounces the folln'tnf rates in eff'jci'
from poliiti on M. line: '
Atifiuiil Meeilii Atlantic Sutei
Packer Ahkh. Weterrl Packen
(Jai-ned Goortu Ai. and Canning
Machinery and Supplies A8n. Wash-
ington D. C Febiuarj 9-14 rate fare
and one third on ibe certificate plao
Annual Meeting Department of
Siiperintendecice of tbe National Ed-
ucational Atmn. Chiclnnatl Obio
Feb 24-28 rate fare and one third oo
Meeting United Mine Workers of
America Jan 19-29 and Jolut Meet-
ing of Operators aiid Miners JinS9r
Indianapolis Indiana rale one and
one third fare on the certificate plan.
Meeting State Convention Y. M
C; A. Lampaaia Teia March 14-17
rate couventloo basla.
Sunny South Shootln Tournament
Brenham Texa Jan. 26-31 rate one
and one third fare oo the certificate
Biennial Meeting State Senate
Order of Pretoria na Austin Texas.
February 17 rate fare and one third
on certificate plao. .
F. B Mckat OTA
(MellettB Smith. )J
Rooms 1. 2 and 3 P. O. Building.
Vinitt. I. T.
DR. L. BAGBY .
PHYSICIAN akd SURGEON.
Office In New Ratcliff Building. Tele-
phone ioi. Vinita.Ind.Ter.
I AMES S. DAVENPORT
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Booms 9 and io New Hair Building
ViNtTA. I. T
Davenport 8t Half Attr jys'at Law
Bank Building Clareore I. T
TYT H. KORNEGAY f
W ATTORNEY AT LAW
And Notary Public. Office in new Hal'
sell building Vinita I. T. Will practice
la all the United States courts of the I. T.
p HAS. W. DAY D. D. S. !
.. ' S3SDENTIST.333 '.
3old Crown and Bridge Work a Special-
y. Office over F;rt National Bank
VINITA. I. T.
ineonly Exclusive Eye Ear and Nose
Specialist in the Indian Territory
Byes treated and. glasses properly fited
Office at Drug Store.
G EO. W. LOU IT IT
Attorney and (
Councilor at Law
VINITA IND. TER.
Office up stairs in Raymond Building
Ortice over Estlln Furniture Co. Gray-
EIalel buiidine Vlnita. I. T.
Permanently located. Office at
Webb Bro'. stables South Wilson
street. Office phone 82 Residence
phone 69 Hospital ror patients
We Are Net.
But we Bciicvc in
Se Woodard for your
signs. 5nop north ot tnr
Joe Davis' Barber 5hop.
I have just furnished my shop
with new up-to-date furni-
ture and have refitted the bath
rooms making of this shop
one of the finest in the Indian
Territory. Call and see us.l
JOE DAVIS Proprietor.
South of P. O. 'Opp. Golden Ru'e.
E. O..' STEVENSON
(Successor to N. L. Estlin GX Co.)
We vant to lease all the
good farming land we
can get and will pay cash.
Fivf vear aerricultural
leases are what we want.
Those having such lands
to offer will do well to
call at The Chieftain of-
fice. Vinita peal Estate
The uany Chieftain is
read by more people who
buy goods in Vinita than
any or all other medi-
ums; and it reaches them
every day in the week.
Makes Kidney nJ Bladder Rlflfct
For rale st People's Drug Store.
FOWLER the perma-
nent photographer for
Lea(se contracts that
will stand legal fire at
this office. tf
Window glass at Foreman's.
Route from either north
or south to the Fatuous
Health R e s ort and
; Springs of
SDMI I !.
is via the
Descriptive literature concerning
this delightful resort furnished
upon appication to
Passe nper Traffic Depart ment
FRISCO SYS I CM
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