The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 269, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 13, 1906 Page: 1 of 4
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The Vinha Daily Chieftain.
V1NITA OKLAHOMA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1906.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
IL. VIII. NO. 269
THE LATEST THING IN LADIES' CALLING CARDS. TELEPHONE 44
THREE ARRESTS FOR
UBAN REBELLION IS
inta Clara Province Is Almost Entire-
ly in the Hands of Rebels Who
Are Menacing Havana.
lavana Sept. 13 The rebellion
las stronger today than ever. All
smaller towns in Santa Clara pro-
le appear to L absolutely in con-
of the insurgents.
enfuegos is in a state of alarm.
road river and steamship connec
ts have been stopped and the
lis outside the city continue to re-
e reinforcements. Both Santa
a. and Cienfuegos are prepared
lesist invasion but the number of
Is before those cities is vastly sup-
r to the government forces de
ll ing them.
ie report that a force of rebels
under Pino Guerra is marching to-
ward Havana coupled with a very
greatly increased concentration of re-
bels outside the city is causing much
Cienfuegos Sept. 13 After destroy-
ing a bridge on the line of the Cuban
Central near Las Lastas yesterday
the insurgents captured and burned
a railroad train aud station and de-
stroyed the telegraph instruments.
They then went on to Cruces where
they looted the municipal treasury.
It is reported that at Manicaragua in
Santa Clara province the rebels have
been destroying American property.
IvinRedbird a young Cherokee
it violently insane tins afternoon
lie working in the hay helds on
farm of Millard Wect-
flve miles north of town. The
sr man's companions overpowered
after a struggle and brought him
inita though it took several men
Id him in the wagon and ttiey
about exhausted when they
hed the city. Redbird was taken
e federal jail for treatment. Ins
panions believe he was overcome
HaytJ Mo Sept. 13 After having
been a .fugitive from justice since
November 19 1905 Granville M.
Gwvnne. former cashier of the Hank
of liayti who fled from this city
lea ving a shortaze of $17OC0 return
ed yesterday and surrendered himself
for trial. Gwynne on his departure
left a note giving the exact amount
of his shortage.
Still in Session.
ienver Colo. Sept. 13 The Demo
te state convention today began
jthlrd days session and immediate-
look up the task of nominating a
Ie ticket It is now certain that
a Adams will be the candidate for
The Golden Rule will give a free
entertainment at their store Friday
aveninz at eight o'clock. An interest
intr Drocrram rendered consisting of
moving pictures of liuster Brown and
Tige and other comic views scenes of
the World's Fair and an illustrated
lecture on the making of the celebrat
ed 5 shoes by Prof High of St. Louis.
The entertainment will be absolutely
free and every one is invited to be
Gompers So Describes
President Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor interviewed in
Washington in regard to the recent
election in Maine says among other
things: "I look upon the result of
the election in the Second district of
Maine as a great moral victory not
only for labor but for the people gen
erally. Of course it would have
pleased me more had Mr. Littlefield
been defeated but in view of the fact
that except in some parts of the
southern states the working men of
the Second district of Maine are less
organized than in any other part of
the country I appeal; not only to the
workingmen but also to the business
men in public life. Considering the
fact that Maine is regarded as a rock-
bound Republican stronghold the
cutting of Mr.Littlefleld's majority of
5(532 over his opponent in 1904 to be-
tweeu "00 and 800 now is cause ror
great gratification. It shows that
the people have it in their power to
compel decent and fair treatment at
the hands of those who seek their
"The light we made was not against
Mr. Littlefield because he is a Repub-
l'can and it was not made in the in-
terest of the Democratic party. It
was made because Mr. Littlefield was
the apologist spokesman and sponsor
for the industrial commercial and
transportation trusts and combina
tions against the interests of labor
specifically aud those of the people
generally. He not only opposed ev-
ery labor interest but he was one of
the few who even voted against the
railroad rate bill the enactment of
which was so strongly urged iy
HER LIFE WAS
ALL SHE HAD
E. W. StryKer
Iyou are invited to attend our Grand Millinery
Saturday and Monday
I Sept. 15th & 17th
Tn this disnlav will be some beautiful creations from
th 3 French Millinery World. Also a full line of Misses'
and Ladies' Tailored Hats.
We did not forget the little folks. Be sure and bring
them as they are to have a share in this display.
The Store Ihc Sells at Let Live Prices
St. Petersburg Sept. 13 "Long live
the royal revolution for land and liber
ty!" These were the last words of
Zenaide Konoplianikovo the girl who
assassinated General Min and who
was sentenced to death by a court
martial. The defiant words were ut
tered as the rope was placed around
She mounted the scaffold to her
death with a firm step and refused to
be aided. On a photograph which
she sent to her sister just before her
execution she wrote the words:"My
life was all I had to give."
John C. Duncan Differs
From His Vinita
George C. Finley deputy United
States clerk will leave to-night for
Troy Kan. where he will be married
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock to
Miss Fannie Leland the daughter of
Cyrus Leland. It will be a quiet
home wedding at the country home
of Mr. Leland. After the wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Finley will go to Cali
fornia for their honeymoon trip re-
turning to Vinita by the first of Oc-
tober. They will live.in the house on
North Miller street formerly occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Bonfoey.
Mr. Finley and his bride to be met
first at Washburn college atTopeka
where they wee both students. Mr.
Finlev's brother married an elder
sister of Miss Leland.
The Vinita Commercial club band
will give an open air concert tonight
at the public square. The band has
been practicing for but a short time
but has made exceptional progress.
The program will be short for the
band's reperto're is still limited but
those who hear the concert will doubt-
less be surprised to learn what an ex-
sellent organization has been secured
in the limited time in which the band
has been in existence.
To the Daily Chieftain:
I notice in a late issue of the Vinita
Leader a communication from Too-Quas-Tee
commenting on a speech of
Judge Stanfield at the Ketchum picnic.
I am not a politician nor statesman
neither hold I a sheepskin from Dart
mouth but I am a Cherokee Republi
can and feel grieved that I cannot
stay in political line with the distin
guished and patriotic Too-Quas-Tee
who was the sole cause of my choosing
the Republican as the one of the two
great political parties of the United
States to which my allegiance should
It was he who stomped his foot on
the great stone steps of the capital
building at Tahlequah when con-
gress passed the act providing for the
appointment of the Dawes commission
under a Democratic administration
and said '-History repeats itself. It
was he Who said. "Oh! when you have
read the same pages of history that I
have you or no other Indian can have
any love for the white man who
drove us at the point of the bayonet
tearing psunder the t'es of love for
our homes and firesides and the
graves of our beloved east of the
great Mississippi thereby creating an
Indian cemetery of the roadside from
Red Clay to Fort Smith which will
stand as a historical monument to
prove the great aud unparalleled love
the Democratic party had for the
And it was lie that related so much
of this that I was forced to become a
Republican. Now how strange it is
that a man so smart and so well pre
pared to know facts would attempt to
say that the Democratic party was
not responsible for this great destruc-
tion of Indian life and property. He
admits that President Jackson was
willing to sacrifice the lives of thous
ands of Indians to appease the wrath
of a handful of Georgia robbers whose
policy he himself admits was rob rob
How easy it would have been for
that great Democratic republic (Uncle
Sam ) to have put his thumb down on
the little unorganized state of Geor-
gia and to have said: "Hold still
Georgia. Those; people have rights
that must be respected." Then do
you think that Georgia would have
been so imprudent as to have com-
mitted any crime on that line? Not
so; she would have quietly withdrawn
her troops and quit.
But no that loving andiiod-fearing
president Jackson prefered to com-
mit the crime himself and did it well.
He goes down in history as being the
greatest wholesale murderer known
to the civilized world. Too-Cjuas-Tee
gives to President Jackson the honor
onjmaking the iron-clad title we hold
to this land which is a great mistake.
We were represented in that day by
the memorable Chief John Ross who
asked for this title and in order to
secure the Georgia gold mines which
were becoming very popular at that
time President Jackson would have
The admissions of Too-Quas-Tee
himself are sufficient proof that the
policy of the Democratic party is not
only to rob Indians but to annihilate
them as well. It is a historical fact
that a very near relative of Too-Quas-Tee
who was an old innocent lady re-
ceive! some rather harsh treatment
at the hands of that Democratic mob
sent there to enforce l martial law.
Some of the soldiers found her sweep-
ing her own yard and thought she
was picking up gold nuggets which
were occasionally found there and to
prevent futher mining operations she
was drawn to a pear tree in hlr own
yard and lies arms were locked around
it and there she stood all night with
no shelter food nor water. Of course
the Democrats permitted this for the
pure and unadulterated love they
have for the Indian.
Now gentle reader especially Mr.
Indian did Too-Quas-Tee show you a
single place where a Republican ever
attempted to rob rob rob an Indian
futher than what would naturally
follow such a great scheme as this
allotment deal which was prescribed
and carried so far by the Democratic
KILLING OF DAVIS
Details of Assassination Near Warner
Show It to Have Been a Particu-
larly Cowardly Crime.
Today's Muskogee Phoenix contains
the following additional details of the
murder of Cicero Davis:
Mac Arnold D. King and "Bud '
Roberts were arrested at Arnold's
farm eight miles northeast of War-
ner Wednesday morning by a posse
headjd by Deputy Marshal Bud Led-
better charged with the murder of
Cicero Davis who was assassinated
Tuesday afternoon about 100 yards
from his home
The posse composed of J. F. Led-
better Earl Coulter John Colleld of
this city Frank Couch Dr. Sapper
and E. Roach of Warner went to
the scene of the murder from where
they trailed the assassins towards
Arnold's home. They found tracks of
two men in the earth ana beaten
weeds which indicated where the
assassins had stood and waited for
Davis to return to his home from
Warner. The men weie stationed
about thirty feet apart one having a
shotgun aud the other a Winchester.
The gate leading to the Davis farm
had been wired and wheu Davis got
out of the buggy to take the wire
from the gate the man with the
shotgun fired. Davis threw up his
arms and turned. As he did so he
was shot with a Winchester the two
bullets striking less than an inch
apart. He was struck under the right
arm. The fact that he received no
shot in his arms shows that he threw
up his hands.
A cartridge shell of a 30-30 caliber
Winchester was picked up near where
one of the men had stood by the
The officers from this point fol-
lowed the men for several miles and
the trail led towards Mac Alford's
home. Heavy rains prevented the
use of the bkodhounds. The posse
then went to Ai lord's house scatter-
ing before they reached the place.
Alford was startled when Ledbetter
approched. On the porch beside
him was a Winchester but he made
no attempt to reach for it.
To Ledbetter Alford denied any
knowledge of the death of Davis. He
said that this was his first news of
the murder. He also said that had he
not recognized the officer a fight
might have occured. Ledbetter took
possession of Alford's guntne; size of
which corresponds with the cartridge
found earlier In t he day.
Alford and D. King were placed
under arrest and wheu the officer
entered the house he found another
man "Bud" Roberts. The latter was
shackled with the others. One of the
men said they had been digging for
gold in a sh?.ft near the house the
Th6 prisoners were loaded into a
wagon and taken to Warner. The
Midland Valley train being delayed by
high water in the Canadian river the
prisoners were taken to Checotah
overland and brought to M uskogee on
the M. K. & T. ariving in Muskogee
at 10:30 Wednesday night.
Tne remains of Cicero Davis were
taken to Fort Smith in a special car
on the Midland Valley early in the
day Mrs. Davis and the children ac-
companying the body. The funeral
will take place today at Fort Smith.
party that it could not be recalled by
either party with any degree of pro-
Now with reference to the guard-
ianship of minors. There was never
a better ruling made along that line
than the rulings made for the protec-
tion of minor children. They have
been the prey of unscrupulous guar-
dians for more than half a centuary
and if hell wasn't a much larger place
than this earth there would be no
room for anyone else but guardians
for Indian minois.
Now UnclefToo-Quas-Tee I rearlize
that you are too good a man to be a
Democrat too smart to be a "pop"
therefore I see no hope for you but to
become & good clean Republican.
John C. Duncan
Ochelata Ind. Ter.
Business About Completed.
The districting and canvassing
board will meet in Muskogee tomor
row to complete the appointment of
election commissioners. Seven ap-
pointments were not made at the
last meeting. The board has decided
on the various forms to be u d by the
election officers and indeed has but
little work now remaining of that
which it was appointed to do.
Portland Ore. Sept. 13 The case
of the government against State Sen-
ator F. P. Mays Represenative W. H.
Gones and George Sorenson went to
jury last night. This terminates the
trial of what is known as the Blue
Mountain forest reserve land fraud
case in which the defendants with
Congessman Hermann and John N.
Williamson are charged with having
tried to defraud the government out
of 150000 acres of public land.
The jury returned a sealed verdict
shortly after midnight and it was
read when court convened this morn-
ing. It finds all three of the defend-
ants guilty to defraud the goverment
of lands in connection with the Blue
Mountain forest reserve.
Rich Prince Dead
Berlin Sept. 13 Albrecht prince
of Prussia the richest prince in Ger-
many died today following a stroke
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Cherokee National Bank
Of Vinita lnd. Ter
AT CLOSE OF BUSINESS SEPrEMHER 4 1!0.
Loan and Discounts. . .$70206 66 Capital Stock $25000 00
City Warrants 940 05 Surplus 5000 00
U. 8. Bonds 6250 00 Undivided Profits (net ). 1512 22
Securities 2425 00 rini.fjon 6 00
Fire Per Cent Fund 312 50 unanura '
Overdrafts 639 94 Deposits 80. 92
Furniture and Fixtures. . 1000 00
Cash and Due from B'nks 36742 99
Total f.118517 14 Total $118:17 14
The Above Statement is Correct R. V. McSRsWDEX Cashier.
E. B. Frayser Louis Baby W. P. Farley
L W Troutt J. W. Orr J. B. Qmgley
'Seymour Kiddle E. H. Smith K. V. MeSpadden
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