The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 122, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1904 Page: 2 of 4
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FOR THIS LOCALITY
THE CELEBRATED TRUMBULLS
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ihe time lias arrived when you are thinking about the garden and we take this opportunity to inform you that we have
the finest line of Bulk Garden Seeds that you can buy from. We have the Trumbull seeds and this fact assures you that
you are getting the best and freshest seed that you can buy.
All kinds of Garden and Flower Seeds and Onion Sets at prices below competition.
Remember Us When You Get Ready to Garden.
We are the Leaders.
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Real Kstate Company
City Property Sold on Commission
yfi List of Salable Lots Always on
Hand V Facilities for Purchasing
or Finding Buyers Unsurpassed V
U)c Daily Chieftain.
D. M. MARRS Editor
Daily per Week by Carrier
Daily per Month by Mail
VINITA IND. TER. FEB. 2G 1904.
The lombardment of t lie Dawe.s commission began to-
day. The Vinita contingent is in command of Colonel
No one knows where the Cherokee land office will be
re-opei ieil but a great many thousand Cherokees are hop-
ing and wishing that it will come back to Vinita.
ii ..- now almost definitely settled that there will le
no siu.'ehood legislat ion at the present session and it is
also stated that it will 1 single statehood when it comes.
Since the Supreme court has declared that passengers
riding on passes cannot collect indemnity from the rail
road- the newspaper fraternity can congratulate them
!elves that they don't ride on free passes.
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J. ilair .Sliocnl'elt has been reappointed Indian agent
at Union Agency and is also bedecked with the scalp of
Henry P. Kobbins the republican newspaper man at
Sout'i McAle-iter who printed things about him.
One of the strange things connectel with the muta-
tions of time in the Indian Territory is that so many
federal ollicials ret ire from otllce under tire and forget to
bring suit agaiiisr the newspapers that have so wantonly
defame 1 them.
The I'onapa;te report will probably go to the house
with or without Secretary Hitchcock's approval. Repre-
sent a.iive Stevens of Texas has set Ids heart on finding
out what the investigators learned about the federal of-
ficios in this country and to that end will push his reso-
ld. ion calling for all documents.
Judge Raymond now holding court at Sapulpa has
ordered attachments for the removal of all guardians o
minor children who have failed to file t lie property with-
in their care with the court. lie said each man guilty of
this c.Tonse would be lined one dollar and costs. The law-
provides that every person acting as a guardian of minors
shall report the ahiount and condition of the property in
his care within sixty days after his appointment and
give b'Uid for its proper disposal.
Political Activity of Officials Discouraged.
Replying to a query regarding the status of govern-
ment employes in political matters Post mast er-Ceneral
Payne in a letter dated February 24th says:
"Referring to your communication of the 20th inst.. I
inclose herewith copy of the rules governing civil service
employes. You will observe that it is not deemed proper
for employes of the government who are within the class
itied service to take an active part in political matters.
This would mean that they should not serve as delegates
to any political convention or to act on any political
Mr. Payne has all along drawn a sharp line between
those in the classilied or civil service and in the uncla.ssi-
tied .service. According to a former order postmasters
or others holding unclassified positions are merely pro-
hibited from using their offices to control political move-
ments from neglecting their duties or from causing pub-
lic scandal by political activity.
A person in the classified service has a right to vote as
he pleases and to express privately hh opinions on ail
political subjects but lie should take no active part in
political management or in political campaigns.
A Strong Factor.
The South McAlester papers are still discussing the de-
feat of Editor Robbins of the News in the postofllce con-
test and are inclined to view it as an additional blow to
what is termed the 'machine or court house ring.'' The
fact seems to have been overlooked that perhaps the
strongest element of strength in his tight in favor of Mr.
Noble was the hearty aggressive support Col. J. Rlair
Shoenfelt who has been in Washington for several weeks
and who took an active part in the matter. Colonel Sho-
enfelt is a close personal friend of Mr. Noble and feels
that he has not been fairly treated by the News and
thus had an unusual interest in the contest. When all
the facts are known it will probably develop that his ef-
forts constituted the most important factor in the success
of the appointee. Muskogee .Phoenix.
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This is only one of the many Bargains g
wc art; still offerincj to make room for our
Like Thss Cut.
Regular Price $2.50
Bargain Price $175
E. 0. Stevenson Furniture & Carpet Co.
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The census bureau has issued a prliminary report on
the production of crude etroleum in the United States
during the calendar year l!t()2. It shows a total product
of s i.L'7"i-!i!J barrels of fort y-t wo gallons each valued at
$!';. !r;.'!.:;iu. as reported by the eleventh census which
ed the year HJ:. Tlie report shows that in i:n2
-vere llk.;.';17 wells 2!' 522 operators .'50.'i.'! salaried
o'-(- drawing an aggregate olT 2('si;7iis and 17.552
-. arncrs. drawing l.'!2t2:;iil. The cost of supplies
i. ilcrials was .17.7'd.512. miscellaneous expellees
11.7.; ; and cos! of contract work 12.!i.'!'i. ;:!!.
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Wealthy Cherokee Natiou.
The lead and zinc deposits in the Cherokee nation are
so wonderful in character that when the ob tructive
measures of the interior department are removed a big
boom will begin according to a prediction of the State
Capital. This paper says: '"These are no exaggerated
statements. We have seen specimens of lead and zinc
ore from wells and hills near Vinita that would excite
the most stolid and make of them enthusiastic promot-
ers." Kansas City Journal.
On Your Selection at:
IT j"T Tfr
depends Your Success at:
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A Dastardly Seed.
i-n yens of age. of respectable paientati
Vii- i-amd down )ii Council Rend on firand River a few-
miles south of Wyandotte one night last week wander-
ing around with his hands securely bound lx-bind him.
IT-? v.-;s considerably under the influence of liquor and
his cluihing w;is very wet and partially frozen lie was
takdi to a near-by farm house and cared for until the
next day when it was learned that t he boy bad lieen tied
to a small tree div.n in the river bottom by some
y!i" ;n i .v 'i -.viiii t nil been driiiking and
there ht remaine ) for about five hours. lie finally suc-
ceeds in getting loose from the tree but was unable to
Pliny Soper has whipped the warring fact ions in the re-
publican party at Muskogee into line telling them that
as national committeeman he could not recognize either
side in handing out pie. Asa result the leaders -of the
two fa.et ions ''lily whites" and ''tans" agreed to be
good. The purchasing of the Muskogee Times by the
O reers was believed to be in interest of the ant i-admin-istration.
or "lily whites." The spik O'.'eurred over the
negro dominat ing parly affairs. South McAlester Capital.
If our uncle has an aunt who has a nephew whose' w ife
hits a cousin that is married to an old friend of your
wife's sister who-.e grandfather Used to live in the same
town with an old schoolmate of yours. wlioe son-in-law
is now in St. Louis you should at (-nee renew the ac-
quaintance with a iew to saving hotel bills wh ial tend-
ing the World's Fair. This scheme can lie worked in '
manv hiM ances. i
The call for a convention to nor inate an independent
ticket will le like a bursting bomb to the early birds w ho
! have already announced their action of the democratic
j or g. o. p. convention. However it is never too kite to
j mount the band wagon until after election day. The
I Times will make changes in announcements now- rimniie"- 1
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FOR 15 YEARS
I have been searching -ut tlie mt reliable
shippers of Seed Potatoes (iarden Seeds antl
Field Seeds that reach this market and I
know where to get the Uesl.
If You Want tKe Best Come and
See me for
Bulk Garden vSeed
Texas Red Oats
J. T. RATCLIFF GROCER
Opposite P. O. Phone 350
Wilson St. Vinita I. T.
tret In ni-. ui i.'l. In tliat coniilion he wauderei
1 !.. f . .. ... . I 1 f .'l i.f f lo I
uiom . ni .e i.x-i ..ou. uoo .......... .n ; witi10Ut extra cost. -Muskogee Times.
Imt finally managed to scramble out barely escaping 1m-- ;
ing drowne i and it was shortly after that he was found j 0
by h passerby. The young men who played the trick on Messrs. iulTey Se Caler have placed orders for material
liie Ix.v are well known and it is not improbable that to build six oil derricks rear Vinita. This company ex-
thfy may find themselves in the mid die of a bid fix
th-y don't mend their ways. Seneca IMspatch.
if pect to soon have a large numU'r of gixnl wells near this
town. South McAlester Capital.
Joe Davis' Barber Shop
I have just furnished nay 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.
JOE DAVIS Proprietor.
South of P. O. Opp. Golden Rnle.
The Cobb Hotel
Is now the leading shop in the
town. Rcr thing is strictly
tirst-class. We are pre paw I
to do anything in the ton.sorial
line. One us a call.
FINLEY and HAWKINS.
Barber Shop Clothes Renovator
Cleaner and Dyer
Vinita I. T.
Ladies' Silk and Latins dents Wear
ol all kind?.
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