The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 151, Ed. 1 Monday, April 6, 1903 Page: 1 of 4
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VINITA INDIAN TERRITORY MONDAY APRIL 6 1903
PRICE PER WEEK 10
! ; V. NO. 151
J White fl Red Clover Redtop Bluegrass Bermuda and Alfalfa Seed at Darrough's.
I Announcement From
I Superintendent Allen.
A Brick Structure
t Will Cost Not Lees Than
lighty-Five Hundred Dollars
ill Be Erected At The June
ion 01 The Frisco and Katy
be Following Telegraphic
stage was retlved this morning
Mayor Parker from A. A.
in Qeneral Superintendent of
M. K. & T.Railroad Co.
T. Parker Jr.
letter thirteenth received have
inged with Frisco for union
tion at Vinita as reccommeded.
A. A. Allen
he letter to which Mr. Allen
rs is one from Mayor Parker
ting the promise of the Vice
sidents ot both companies to
la some definite and final an.
Iincement during his adminis-
tion as Mayor. This an-
itiocement is gratifying to all
o have given their time and at-
tion to the project and improve-
nts announced upon their as
ining control as well as many
fiers not then contemplated.
he recommendation to which
Allen refers is that the station
lo be of brick and to cost ap
"oiimately $3500 and 1b to be
Stked on two sides by a platform
Hially covered of thlrtv feet in
ftb;tbe approach from IlinoU
fenue to be planted in trees and
rase and the walks and drives in
fit has e turned to many that the
illroacU were moving with p ro-
oking slowness in building a un
in station. The railroads bow-
ver have kept their own counsel
id have quietly considered the
alter. Mavor Parker should
ate the tbanka of this communi-
f for bin untiring efforts in secur
ig the union station. If be had
One notbiox else worthy of Dera-
il v during bis administration
bis -looe entitles bim to a high
dace in the estimation of the peo
le of Vinita.
; V WHITES ACT.
Large and Entbualaatlc Meeting
The intermarried citlions held
I rousing meeting at the court
iouee here last Saturday. There
as a large and representative at-
v'pnjaoce and intelligent action
taken by-regularly imploying
Attorney W. V. Ilutcbings ot
Muskogee. An esBesement of teo
i clarion all intermarried whites
who desire to participate aod the
Donv is to be deposited in the
!iDita National Bank and die
eased by a committee appointed
r the purpose. The compeusa
on is 15000 and five buodred for
(expensos available at once. The
invention waa addressed by Col.
omusl Peel of Arkansas Attorney
Ytaite of Waehingloo . V Hut-j-bius
W. W. Hastiog aod W. P.
i i'he selection rendered by the
JdieV Quartette of the Schubert.
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. A Mll'k t-fc iiiju.w v .....taut.-..
V r-cetln at the upeta ioue i
i .client and tho.c who vui toe enter-
tainment t'.nhl will m'.s a rare
The St. Louis Republic Offers Four-
teen Rewards to Subscribers.
An interesting announcement
appears in that great Metropoli
tan newspaper The St. Louis Re-
public in the form of a profit-
sharing offer to any one now a
subscriber or willing to become a
subscriber of The Republic. A
big sum of 110000 is to be paid
in rewards for good judgement
and skill. It is possible to earn
all the way from $10 up to $5000.
The Republic's subsnbers are
Invited to estimate upon the num-
ber of admissions to the World's
Fair grounds upon the oocasion
of the grand dedicatory ceremon-
ies April 30 1903 of the Louis-
iana Purchase Exposition. The
subscriber whoBe estimate comes
nearest the official record will re-
ceive 85000 the next one will get
12500 rnd au additional sum of
$2500 will be divided in rewards
ranging from $1000 down to $10
among those whose estimate most
nearly approximate the official
record of admissions. A payment
of $7.80 will provide for the deliv-
ery of the Daily and Sunday Re
public for not less than one year
or $6.00 will pay for six annual
subscription to the Twice a-week
Republic and if the remittance is
received on or before 4 p.m. of
April 30 1903 the person send-
ing it can make six estimates
More estimates may be made by
extending a subscription beyond
one year or by organizing clubs
and inducing others to subscribe.
Complete information as to the
conditions of this contest togeth-
er with blanks will be found in
the Daily Sunday and Twlce-a-week
editions of Tbe Republic
frcm April 2 until April 29 1903
or will be mailed to any one upon
application. All communications
and eetimeB should be addressed
Tbe Republic Profit-Kharing Bu-
reau Call Box 201 St. Louis Mo.
GERMANS AT THE CIRCUS.
Redace Receipts bjr Tnr4r Bulk of
Dodr Tnklna; I p ae
One of the bet stories of the Bar-
num European trip grew out of the
German experience. Opinion differ!
at to whether the Joke i at the ex-
pense of the German or of the cir-
cus itself. On crossing the German
frrsmier the management discovered
a startling shortage in the daily re-
ceipts. The circus as usual was play-
ing "to wipacity the 10000 odd
seats were filled twice daily and
hundreds were being turned away
yet the shortage was aomcthing like
$1000 a day says the Woman a Home
Companion. Export accountants
went over the books in vain detec
tives were brought from Tarls but
could discover nolhing. Finally after
much investigation. It wan found
thnt every German occupied about a
seat and a fourth or that three
able-bodied men or women com
pletely filled four regular seats. The
receipts were by the same percentage
less than they should have been.
Here was a substantial difnculty
which could not be overcome.
Species ot Plover That Removea Par
asites from Ik Reptile Moalh
"I wish we had a crocodile plover
here. It would amuse the children'
said John Lover a keeper at the Zoo
according to the Philadelphia Record
"What kind of a bird is a crocodile
plover?" some one asked.
"It's the crocodile's dentist" Lover
replied. "It keeps the crocodile's
mouth in good condition.
"The crocodile" he went on "is
much annoyed by a parasitic insect
that enters his mouth and breeds
there in crannies that lie can't get
at. The plover feeds on this insect
and will go into a crocodile's mouth
fearlessly after it. The crocodile
seems to recognize instinctively that
the bird is his friend. He lets it hop
tn and out of his mouth without mo-
lestation. The children would tt
much amused to we such a siht. We
onpht to g"t ft crocodile plover by all
"Crocodile plovrf. Humph! re-
worked a bystander in a pointed
ANIMALS OF PAPER.
Specimens Realistically Made by
Papiler-Mache Composed Largely of
Old Money Vsed la the Same '
Manner as Sculptor's Clay
An Interesting phase of the Smith
sonian institution's preparation for
tbo coming St. Louis exposition is to
be found in the government taxider
mist's shop. There with a lew boards.
tome papier-mache and a hide or coat of
for specimens of animal life are Dewg
made so realistically that it seen out
side of an exhibition it would be aim-
cult to distinguish them from live
creatures reports the Washington.
When the workshop waa Visited late
ly the men were found putting tha
finishing touches on two of the beasta
which are to be sent as delegates to
represent their division of the animal
kingdom at the exhibition. One of
them a lion had reached a staged de
velopment where only the fur waa
needed to complete it. It stood in a
life-like attitude and its body of paste
showed ribs aud veins and muscles aa
naturally as that of a living animal.
The other specimen is a rhinoceros.
This was in a more unfinished state.
Here and there one could see pieces of
the wire sheeting which is used be
neath the skin to pad it out in sem-
blance of the natural body. The head
and feet were roughly outlined and
the tail was as yet only a twist of rope.
In the adjoining room the hide waa
soaking in a huge vat of salt and sul-
phuric acid undergoing the tanning
process preparatory to being placed
on the figure. Whenever an animal
dies at tbe National Zoo its skin if
at all valuable is sent to the taxider-
mist. In thia particular case.however
the rhinoceros hide was imported from
South Africa. When brought here it
weighed nearly 1000 pounds but tba
steeping had shrunken it to half its
original bulk. In the same cask were
lying a big shark's head and skins of
every variety going through the same
preservative process which all animal
coatings from the kid of the glove
maker to the hide of the whale mnst
pas through before being used for
It must be admitted that the mural
decorations and other furnishings of
the workrooms are of a somewhat
grewgome character. To stand under a
ceiling festooned with the bones of de-
ceased animals to gaze upon shelves
ornamented with skulls or to trip ac-
cidentally over the foot of a wild beast
gives one plenty of local color but it
takes time to become acclimated to
the suggestive atmosphere.
Among hia accomplishments the
chief taxidermist must possess a thor-
ough knowledge of anatomy; he must
understand modeling and be able to
get the proportions for a whole speci-
men from a skull or toe bones much as
the student of geometry builds his fig-
ure upon the given sides Bnd angles.
When an order is sent in the designer
takes bis skin and skull or whatever
he has to build from and gauges the
other part by comparing its relation
to a standard skeleton.
Sometimes as in the case of the ex-
hibits to be sent to St. Louis he goes
to a menagerie to study from life. The
next step is to set up the flat boards
used to outline the legs and backbone.
These are held in place by iron rods
and arc covered by wire netting to give
them the proper shape.
The papier-mache which is largely
made of the pulp of ld money and the
usual paste and glue is used in the
same manner as sculptor's clay. All of
the detail and finit-hing work is done
with it. It is the artistic part of the
process. Finally when the eyes have
been put in place and the outer coat
has been added it is nearly two months
since the commencement of the job;
for although an imitation lion ortiger
may seem at first thought a simple af-
fair it is rather an intricate business
to make a'scientiflcally accurate repro-
duction 6f animal life from a board a
little wire some paste and a piece of
While Mrs. Peterby was busy cutting
her husband's hair their little son
Johnny proceeded to pick up some
hair that was scattered over the floor.
Tleaae ma mayn't I have a lock of
papa's hair? I want it so badly."
"Yes my child. Just see there John
what an affectionate iiWle fellowhe is;
that child has more heart than any
child I ever saw."
"What do you want the lock of hair
for Johnny?" said Mr. IVterby.
"I want o tie it on the tail of my
hobby horse" said Johnny. Cleve-
Top a cishpanful of corn. Loll acup-
ful of mgar. two cupf ills of molasses
a small piece of butter and a table-
spoonful of linear until the yrup
when dropped into cold water can.be
rolled iino a ball. Pour this candy
over the popcorn shake well and
place on buttered pliitts in a cold place
ti cool and become crisp. Am eric a
We Have Now on Hand a Nice Line of Room Size Rugs
Choice Patterns in the Different Qualities
Good Tapestry Rug: 9x12 . $ 1 5.00
Extra Quality Body Brussels Rug: size $20.00
Fine Quality Velvet rug; size 9x12 $25.00
Be sure to see our Rugs. The styles and prices will suit
WALTHAM watches are carried by people of all nationalities
and every country and climate where an accurate and reliable
time piece is required. They are of the world's highest standards
for accuracy and durability. I have them in many grades from
seven jewels up to the twenty-three jewel grade both in ladies'
and gents' sizes at
Prices From $3.00 to $60.00
When you want a good watch or anything in the Jewelry line call
and see what we have.
SchliecRer's Jewelry vStore
AUGUST sSCHLIECKER. Jeweler and Optician
Oloiiaiaag: Time Means
We have the largest most
up-to-date line of Furniture
ever shown in Vinita and
at prices below competition
Don't forget the leaders in their line whenever
you are in need of Furniture of all descriptions
:Yours for Business
F razee Hdw. and Fur. Co.
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Marrs, D. M. The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 151, Ed. 1 Monday, April 6, 1903, newspaper, April 6, 1903; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc774474/m1/1/: accessed June 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.