The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 61, Ed. 1 Monday, December 12, 1898 Page: 2 of 4
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THE DMLY CfflEFTMH
lO CnUa Waak by Qirrlr. .
I 0 CnU a Month br Mall
O. M. MARRS
M. E. M1LF0R0. ManasM.
TDflTA. I. T." DECEMBER H 1898
- Thai Tahlequati boya paid fine
tabe amount of about 112.65
before Judge Toilet in toe com
cisaioner's court "'" Thursday for
gaming. Arrow.: ". """
'Mr. Zererlj of Missouri" is all
right. His talk went for some-
thing in the Creek warrant case.
Bat we have still to be "shown"
in the "general's" case.
Yesterday afternoon the na-
tional council extended the work-
ing time of the Cherokee commis-
sion to six weeks instead of four
as provided in the original bill.
Under the law as it now stands
the commission must wind op
business by January 15. Arrow.
If the Cherokee commission
expects to command the respect of
the people it shonld steer
clear of the gang of highway
robbers that held up the nation
for $12t(J0lJ in the Freedman com-
promise. Xone of that crowd
should be allowed to come within
hailing dirtaoce of the commission
in any capacity.
Probably the greatest slip of
justice that has happened in tbe
Indian Territory since the es-
tablishment of tbe United States
court here was where the jury
in (he Douglass murder case at
Furcel! last week turned loose upon
that community the slayer of
Editor Williams at Ardmore last
June. The jury disagreed which
is considered an acquittal' virtually.
A LITTLE K05SE5SS.
Tommy "Pa what doe 'better-kair
mean?" Papa It i a polite way of
ajiag tbe hole thing." "Answer.
; la Installments. "Is ' her hair her
own Tf "I teliere about haft of it ia. She's
jetting it on the installment plan-"
C Iceland Plain Dealer. '' '
"A lawyer ehfr Doea he pnrsne his
calling?" "Hardly Ihe seems" rather
to be trying to ambush it." Detroit
Mrs. Pitt "Has Mrs. Oakland any chil-
dren 7" Mrs. Penn "She has two a boy
and a girl. The boy is a BS model and
the girl a "7." Pittsburgh Chronicle-
Telegraph. i Tommy Gets the Seat of It Mamma
"Well Tommy you know no one will
lore you if you. ; are so naughty."
Tommy "Satan will. He lores naughty
ruddy "Call Fiddler a poor man!
Why that fellow has money to burn."
Daddy "Possibly that may account for
tt. I know he nerer has any to spend."
"Jack was poor and Clara persuaded
me to marry him; she said a true wom
an always married for lore." "Well?"
Then she went and fell in love with a
rich man." Chicago Eecord.
He'd riches In plenty but soon It sped;
Poor to the grave went he when be was
He strove to get wealthy but lost .his
Then strove to get healthy and loft his
'And did your daughter make a good
match?" asked one lady of another.
"Indeed the did" replied the other.
"Her husband is considered the shrewd-
"knack" and bad ruck betide t be hoase-
hold which parts with it. X. Y. Trib-
Cat mm SktrtiaUi.
"Did you ever police th cats about
the oyster stands of the city?" asked a
gentleman who takes an interest in
zoology. "They are invariably as fat
as butter. That is because they get
plenty of shellfish to eat and by the
way the fondness of cats for that ViL.$
of vi'et is a mystery which I'd like to
hear some ertMittlonist explain. A cat
will go crazy over a shrimp and it is all
the saiuq whether ItTs a city cat or a
hayseed cat that sever saw any water
except io a cistern. It's a taste born ia
them like their fear of dogs and the
question is how the mischief did they
acquire it? Acocrdisg to the evolution
theory such traits are inherited and
traceable to conditions away back to-
ward the beginning of things. That
would seem to indicate that the primal
cat was a fisher but how is one to rec-
oncile the idea with their instinctive
abhorrence of the tribe for water?
Their craving for shellfish ia so pro-
nounced that there must be an excel-
lent reason behind it and altogether it
is quite a pretty problem for som- sa-
vant. It is too hard for me." X O.
DEATH THAT HEED NOT OCCUR
Oae-Qaarler of All Lite DeatroylBgt
Disease Ia Ahsolatelr Pre-veatable.
In connection with the sanitary in-
stitute a popular lecture was delivered
by Dr. Alexander Hill master of
Downing college and vice chancellor
of Cambridge university on "Cnnatur-
sl Death." He remarked that it was
est and most unprincipled lawyer in the j not the dangers of railway traveling
state and of course he will be able to j nor the few murders that occurred
gratify her every wish." Chicago j which brought down tha average.
Daily Xews. I longevity of human life from 100 years
They niust seek for more
HARVEST HOME SEASON.
Varloss Koran of Celebration
Prevail la Different Landi-
Of all autumn customs "harvest
home" is one of the oldest and has been
; to 50 years
! subtle murderers than that. Every
! year 900000 babies were born in Eng-
j land and Wales. If they took 1000000
children and saw what was likely to
i be the end of them they would find
j that 30000 died a violent death by acci-
j dent about the same number would
succumb to the mvsterious disease
Lots sold on commission.
Can buy or sell improved or unimprov-
f. ed property in Vinita and save .
you money. Canfirjd
' purchasers for those who have
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Jim Egan and Ellis Childers
have gone to the penitentiary at
Jefferson City in connection with
the Creek warrant case and it in
reported that eighty-one other in-
dictments have been found. From
all. accounts the unexpected
happened again and there are a
whole lot-of surprised people in
the Northern district besides these
two former residents. That Egan
was mistaken in his calculations
may reasonably be inferred by
his coming back Irom Mexico
and giving bond. A great many
etories are being told in connection
with this case and the reasons for
unexpected results reached but
The Chieftaix relrains from re-
peating them. After sentence Egan
was anxious to get away to prison
before the arrival of his family at
Wagoner but was unable to do so.
In tbe course of a year or so it is
eaid an effort to secure the pardon
of Egan and Childers will be made.
The present is a history-making
era in this country. The commis
sioners appointed by the council
recently are instrncted and com-
missioned to make an agreement
with the Dawes commission be-
tween now and the 15th of January
jess tnan nve weeks. I be same
ia to be submitted to a vote of the
Cherokee people and accepted or
lejected.and submitted to congress
Mad acted upon all before the
. fourth of March. Within the next
three months great events will
transpire in the Cherokee nation
' The machinery for the: final dis
solution of th6 body politic of the
Cherokee nation will be set in
motion. . The final allotment ot
land and complete individual title
will be provided for. The pay-
ment of a large sum of money per
capita to the Cherokees will doubt-
less be; agreed .itppn. . The settle-
ment of the townsite proposition
'.and the statue of all classes of citi-
zens will be among' the stipula-
tions i Altogether it ' is ' td be a
Mlebrated m different ways and with ; which they knew tQ be aWute!y
ucBre juimj m e.er cuumry auu j preTentab!et because due to
most exciting and . momentous
period la the history Of the" west i kept till the. next year. It is culled a
The corn-husking festival is peculiar
to Xew England. Great yellow and red
ears of corn are piled in a heap in the
barn which is (rayly decorated with
fruits and autumn flowers. Festoons
of apple parings decorate doors and
windows and there are plenty of jack-o'-lanterns.
After the husking follow
a supper and dance or possibly a straw-
ride by the light of the hunter's moon.
Sometimes the load of corn is brought
to the barn by oxen with gilded horns.
Cniok Xut Xight is the name of a har-
vest festival peculiar to some old towns
in Connecticut. Quantities of nuts of
all kinds with apples and cider are
consumed. Games wind up the even-
ing. In California the "vintage festival"
takes the place of the harvest home.
The occasion is often celebrated by the
presentation of a Greek drama the
str.ge settings costumes and environ-
ments being all classic. Rome spot is.
chosen for the festival which presents a
natural amphitheater. The Olympic
games are represented with javelin and
discus throwing- nml running and
wrestling. The libations at the altars
of the goils are of pure wine.
Many quaint old customs survive in
England. One which is connected with
the feast of ingathering or harvest
home is the "kern supper" which is
given to the laborers by the farmer on
the completion of the cutting of the
The "mel! supper" is another naiii?
for this festival. When the sickle is laid
down and the last sheaf set on end it is
said that they have "eot the kern."
the fact being announced by load
shouting on the part of the reapers and
an image crowned with wheat and
dressed in a white frock and colored
ribbons is hoisted on a pole by the tall-
est and strongest men of the party. AH
circle around the "kern baby." or har-
vest queen and proceed to the barn
where they set the image on high and
proceed to do justice to the harvest sup-
per. In Scotland the dressed sheaf is
called "the maiden" and is fixed up like
a doll. The youngest girl in the har-
vest field has the privilege of cutting
"the maiden." Its head is formed of
ears of oats; a broad bine ribbon is tied
In a bow aronnd tbe neck and a skirt
of paper completes the costume. ' In
some parts of Scotland the last sheaf
is known as the clack".or"cailleach"
(old woraanj. . It has a white cap a
dress a little shawl over the shoulders
fastened with a sprig of heather an
apron turned np to form a pocket
vhic-h is stuffed with bread and cheese.
end a sick'e-js stnek in the string of tbe
apron at the back. At the harvest feast
the "cailleach" is placed at the head of
the table the company drink to her
and in the evening tbe lads dance with
her. - -.- t. . ' :
Ia Cornwall the last sheaf ia called
"the neck" and is gayly decked with
ribbons. In Devonshire small quan
tity of the ears of the last eova Is tied
together into a curious kind of figure .
which Is brought home with great ac
clamation hung up over the table and
Can find desirable property
for those who want to purchase.
In short we bring buyer and seller
together. If you have prop-
erty to sell or want to buy
VINITA IND. TER.
preventable because due to germi
(tuberculosis in its many forms);
about 120000 would die from absolute-
ly preventable causes such as small-
pox measles and scarlet fever only
4frlXW would be allowed to live out
their natural lives and nearly one in
twenty misrht expect to die because
the machine was worn out.
One-quarter of all the diseases which
destroy life were absolutely prevent-1
able. If the practice of hygiene were ;
only on a level with its theory the av-1
eraee longevity would be raised at i
once from SO to C5. The greater num- j
bcr of diseases over which the indi- j
vidual had control were due to mis-j
takes in eating and drinking. He di-1
vided diseases into three classes and j
said they vould never succeed in pre
venting them until they had the coop-1
eration of the public. Every citizen
should have the same exact knowledge
of the causes and properties of pre
ventable diseases that the medical of-
ficer himself had. The infectious 'na
ture of consumption was hardly re
alized 20 years ago. About one-third
of the cows in the country were tu-
berculous ar.d half the milk distrib-
uted the bacillus of tuberculosis.
They could boil the milk md he was
no more afraid of boiled bacillus than
he was of a well-cooked loin. The only
natural form of death was the gentle
falling asleep when the body was
tired. London Times. -.
The Lament Loaves of Bread.
The largest loaves of bread baked in
the world are those of France and
Italy. The "pipe" bread of Italy ie
baked in loaves two or three feet long
while in France the loaves are made in
the shape of very long rolls four or
five feet in length and in many cases
even six feet. The bread of Paris is
distributed almost exclusively by
women who go to the various bake-
houses at 5:30 a. m. and spend about
an hour polishing up the loavts. After
the loaves are thoroughly cleaned of
dust and grit the "bread porter" pro-
ceeds on the round of her customers.
Those who live in apartments or flats
find their loaves leaning against the
door. Chicago Chronicle.
Wsald Make tke Teacher Smart.
Father (to! youthful sot) Sow
look here my laddie if you ever do
that again ITI make you smart for it.
Son You couldn't do it. Teacher
say I was bora stupid and to power
on earth can make me' smart. He says '
I come of a stupid family.'
"What! I'll go and see that teach-
er." Stray Stories. . '
"Yes my wife and I have
arated.'' . - -
"Indeed? What is the trouble?"
"There isn't any now." Indianap-
OLIVER BAGBt Pre.
r. 0. HALL Yi't Pres.
. W. P. PHI IMPS. Cask if
Surplus $ !5000.
B. F. Fortner :
E. B. Frayser
E. N. Ratcliff
M. E. Milford
W. H. Kornegay
W. A. Craham
J. O. Hall
W. E. Halsell
C. W. Clark.
Docs a 5af? General Barjfcioj
Was tbe first National B&oK
Chartered ir tn Cheroket
Nation and is tbe Gibral-
tar arrjons tb Banks of
"tbe Indian Territory.
P. G. Browning....
trick. Sand Etc.
FastMt awtauaUiK Qaadrapea.
The otter is the fastest swimming
quadruped known. In the water it ex-
hibits an astonishing agility swim-
ming in a nearly horizontal position
with the greateauaace ditubg and dart-
ing along beneath the surface with a
ipeed equal. If aoi superior to that of
many fUkts.-rCciajfo Tribusa.
'' ....PleaM Call aad Examliw Oiif Lla of....
'! Sterling Silver Novelties Rings for the Baby
" Ladies Handsome Set-Riitato-
Plain Gold Rings; ' ! Ladies' and Gent's Watches
- t Diamond Rings Etc.
Our Uanal Low Prices Marked on all Good! In Plain Figures.
near post office. ' ' i . 'ht. Jeuielryf Store.
AUGUST 6CHUECKBR. Jcweur ano Optician.-
..Vc Haye.Vbat You Warjt..
'. . The prettiest and freshest line of Holiday Goods; ' j .
BOOKS! BOOKS! DAINTY BINDINGS
Xmai Cards Stationery Elegant line. . Come and sec.
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