The Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 170, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 28, 1903 Page: 1 of 4
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The Vinita Daily Chieftain
S V. NO. 170
VINITA INDIAN TERRITORY TUESDAY APRIL 28 1903
PRICE PER WEEK 10
(I on't have my bald head tickled when I can buy a Screen Door at Darrpugh Hardware Go's for 85c
WILL BE SOLO.
SEC. HITCHCOCK COMING.
PORTO RICO'S COFFEE.
Varied and Intereatlnft History of the
Bean Ita Aid to tbe la land's
regatlon of Coal and Asphalt
Land For Sale.
A Telegram to Tama Bixby Namca
flay 7 as the Date.
t Tha selection of the coal and
pbalt lands in the Choctaw and
'tClickaaaw Nations Indian Terri-tr-:ry
for segregation and aale was
.completed and the report waa sub
(caitted March 19. Thia aegrega-
jtion was made under the direction
V)f the Commisbion to the Fire
'Civilized Tribes by order of tbe
Secretary of the Interior and Mr.
Joseph A. Taff. of the United
lates Geological Survey was as
'good to make the selection.
With three assistants Mr. Tafl
egan work December 1 1902 and
aring the progress of tbe survey
J1 raced the outcrop of the coal beds
i accurately as possible through
feveral thousand square miles of
j-oal. bearing rocks which had been
purveyed during tbe preceeding
(ive years. Nearly one hundred
quare miles of new territory were
urvey6d in order to complete the
geological woik of the Choctaw
Chickasaw coal fields. Previous
iurveys in this coal field made it
possible in the short time allowed
determine the structure of the
Yoal and the depth to which the
teds can be economically mined.
1 )lhermse years instead of months
rould have been required to se-
ed the lands for segregation
ATen coal beds were found to be
yr economio value and were locat-
ed for aegregation. The coal in
' be lands selected ranging in qual-
ty from that of high-grade bitu-
ainuous coking coals to medium
rade bituminous steaming coals
hat do not coke successfully
'he coal in each bed varies slight-
er from point to point both in
lickness and in quality and also
iflera in quality from that of
therbei'a. The coal beds vary
Ri inclination beneath the surface
Mid exteqd from tbe outcrops to
7ptbs beyend the limit of prac
cable mining. Thus the value of
ie coal in each bed beneath a
ngle tract of land varies accord-
g to quality thickness and depth
fcneath tbe surface. The usual
har'acteristics governing the value
coal can be ascertained in the
kse of these coals only by means
detailed geogical surveys aod
The asphalt lands selected con-
iiu asphalt of two general clashes.
p the larger of these classes ba
ng the bituminous semi liquid
posits which are found permeat
g porous sandstones and lime-
knes. inese occur Dom in nor-
juntal beds and in beds dipping
various angles to tbe surface.
eposiis of this nature are found
ling rocks that range in thick-
Vbs from thin beds to beds never-
hundred feet thick. The sec
id class of asphalt is solid has
neral appearance of a highly
tumous coal aod ie usually clear
earthly or Btooy impurities. It
found filling fissures as solid
ius pitching steeply into the
frtb and may be tutued and
idmiI in the same manner as
Usnally a hacking congh aud a genial
ling of weakness often leading to fatal
sulis after tbe patient is supposed to
ve passed the dangerous point. Foley's
ney and Tar is guarauteed to cure the
rlppe cough" and make yon strong
1 well. It never tails to stop a congh if
Ken in time. Take no substitutes. For
ie at Feople's drug store. dwMl
Picnic at Swain's Pa rk.
Friday of this week is a holiday
finational holiday now made so by
; authorities that be (In Vinlta.)
1 the children m town are Invited
I the Krown up ones too to come
Ui well-filled dinner baskets. There
1 be swings (lauert and uuiuse-
uti Kalore. This beautiful park
the east side Is now lovller than
'io(i will ba out for the holiday.
if t everybody take a day off and
take this a pUyday in Vlnita's play-irkol.
Secretary of the Interior Hitch-
cock will be in Muskogee on May
7. Certain citizens of Muskogee
have been trying for some time to
get the secretary to visit Indian
territory believing that his well
known desire to familiarize him
self with tbe actual conditions
here would lead to an attempt on
his part to accept tbe invitation
but the first information received
that he had deeded to made the
trip and bad actually set the day
was a telegram received yeiterday
evening by Hon. Tama Bixby
chairman of the Dawes Commis-
sion from Hon. Thou. Ryan As-
sistant Secretary of the Interior
The people of Muskogee and
Indian territory will rejoice tb. i
this official to whom is entrusted
tbe entire management of territory
anMrs has decided to visit this
place in person. The settling of
tribal affairs is a stupendous work
and the questions that Secretary
Hitchcock has to deal with in this
connection are in many instances
of tbe most complex character
and it is believed that the knowl
edge to be gained by a personal
visit to this country will greatly
faciliate the work of winding up
tribal affairs. Pbeonix.
Mesdames F. W. Taylor and
Hatfield spent Sunday in Pryor
Miss Emma Stewart visited Big
Cabin on Sunday and Thad Parks
and J B. Calvert Chelsea.
The Pryor Creek little boys
played a game of baseball with the
boys of Adair on Sunday. Adair
won the game.
Mr. Pratber returned from his
visit to Oklahoma. His friends
met him ithe train.
The Warren building will be
ready in a few days for occupancy.
Mrs. J. W Skinner is visiting
friends in Missouri.
Mrs. James Webb spent a few
days with her family friends.
The new Sunday school organ-
ized by tbe Presbyterian church
reports a constantly increasing at
Tbe Ladies Aid Society is plan-
ning for an ice cream supper in
the new Warren building.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Propp
visited Pryor Creek Sunday. j
Josh Bowers has returned from
Chandler Okla. and will open a
ba.ness shop. Josh is a good
harness maker and we wish him
Demus Lewis was si akin g hand
with old friends one day last week.
Jake Calvert has gone to Kanea
City to buy tbe necessary fixtures
for the new butcher shop that Mor-
gan & Calvert expects to open
Wm. Smith's people have
moved to their farm The elder.Mr.
Holt has rented the Bud Thomas
The young people met at Robert
Carselowey's for a singing Sunday
Good for Children.
The pleasant to take and harmless One
Minute Cough Cure gives immediate
relief in all cases of cough croup and
lagrippe because it doesnot pass immed-
iately into the stomach but takes effect
right at the seat of the trouble it draws
out the inflamation heals and sooth esand
cures pertnantly by en abling the lungs
to contribute pure life-giving and life-
sustaining oxygen to the blood and tis-
sues. A W Foreman. lw
Makes a Clean Sweep.
There's nothing like doing a thing
thoroughly. Of all the salves you ever
beard of Bucklen's Arnica Salve is the
best. It sweeps away and cures burns
sores bruises cuts boils ulcers skin
eruptions and piles. It's only "c and
ijfarif to give 5tisf2Ct'o? y Peo
pie's drug store. dw
Porto Itican coffee has had a varied
sod' interesting history. The bean was
latroduce in 1793 from Guadaloupe.
In 1770 the production was 728025
poundJ and in 1776 rose to 1226225
pounds. During the Napoleonic wars
the financial situation in Porto Itico
felt their baneful influence and ex-
portation of agricultural products les-
sened. The culture of coffee however
took on anew impetus after the French
refugees came from Hayti. Fleeing
front revolution there they carried to
Porto Itico new method for cultiva-
tion of the coffee crop.
From 1850 to 1897 inclusive Porto
Rico produced: 492668 ton of coffee
valued at $98269479 an average of
more than 20000000 pounds a year
worth nearly $3500000 annually. la
1898 1899 1900 and' 1901 the crops were
respectively 27930 tons 6720 tons
9179 tons and 14500 tons. This waa
an average of 14580 tons per annum
valued at $2916000.
So many inquiries are now being
made concerning' Porto Itican coffee
and its prospects that some of the facta
included in Gov. Hunt's recent report to
President Roosevelt are especially
timely states the Washington Star.
The governor shows that the area of
coffee lands planted just prior to the
American occupation was about 180'
000 acres with an annual average yield
of 26380 ton of marketable coffee.
Tbe present area including all
groves that have been renovated. to any
degree of bearing condition since the
hurricane of 1899 is estimated at 122
358 acres of which the annual average
yield should amount to 17925 tons.
The work of cleanng the plantations
and repairing the injuries inflicted by
the tempest progressed slowly at first
because of the financial distress of tbe
land owners reducing the coffee crop
for the year 1900 to 9200 tons; but the
planters have been greatly encouraged
by the heavy yield on restored planta-
tions during the last year and it is
thought that the crop last harvested
amounted to two-thirds of the normal
Many grovri which have been prac-
iically abandoned since the rycloneare
cow Deing renovaieu ana completely
restored and even some entirely new
groves are being planted notwith-
standing the present low price of the
berry. The trees are full of well-
formed healthy fruit and promise an
abundant yield this season.
A good grade of coffee land well cul-
tivated produces at least four quintals
of coffee annually an acre and gener-
ally more. Considering the minimum
production of four quintals an acre
at $10 each that being a very low price
for Porto Itican coffee we have a total
of $40 an acre.
A quintal of coffee ear; be laid down
at the seaport for exportation at a
total cost of production plus Interior
transportation of $7. This sum may
be multiplied by the four quintals
which an acre produces and makes a
total expense of $28 an acre which be-
ing deducted from the $40 gross yield
leaves a minimum net gain of $12 an
acre. Four quintals an acre Is a low es-
tim&ie it being possible to produce
from $S0 to $100 gross revenue from
each acre planted in coffee when in full
bearing giving a net profit of from $48
to $68 an acre.
It is the genral opinion that a person
going Into the business of cultivating
coffee in order to make It lucrative
should own from 500 to 1000 acres of
suitable land. This properly adminis
tered wil yield a good revenue and se-
cure a permanent Income.
The tree beam in five yea-s after
planting and is full bearing at sexen
and as a ypnrly producer can be relied
on to last a lifetime. Very little ma-
chinery and that of a nxost simple de-
scription is required in preparing the
berries for shipment and sale.
Few properties in the island are used
solely for the cultivation of coffee.
This crop 's combined with others such
as tobacco fruits and vegetables.
Shade Is indispensable to the raisingof
coffee in Torto Rico and other fruit-
bearing trees can furnish the noes-
The opening of the markets of the
Uniled States and the construction of
roads in the interior of tbe island have)
given a great impetus to this as well
as other agricultural industries. The
coffee has not had the sale it deserves
in tfte American market. Travelers
who fcnow its flavor commend its su-
periority and in time it will command
the best price.
From July 1. 1H01 to July 1 1902 Tor-
to Rico exported to foreign countries
coffee valued at $316S662. and during
the same period sent but J29.1S8 worth
to the United States. The increase in
the foreign exportation of coffee in one
year was $1.074. 400. This show the
healthy ineriase in coffee growing In
.strl lllrlh Unornirfinnl.
To announce to his musical friecds
the birth of a son a Wckh musician
rent a card simply bearing four barr
of music. They were recognized as
from "Tl Messiah;" "l"nto us a child
i nnto a son is given' 1)?-
troit Free Pre.
M W QDQDTF
Every woman wants her shoes to look well so that she need not be ashamed
to show her feet. It is the shoe that decides beauty not the foot. If a wo-
man's shoes look well her feet will look well but the handsome foot counts
nothing in an unshapely shoe.
Now the great advantage of a "Queen Quality" shoe is that you have a
choice from so many styles shapes and sizes that it is just like ordering
your shoes custom-made. You get not only every shape but every size in
every shape; you get not only every style but every style for every occasion.
And these styles originate on "Queen Quality" shoes; other makers sim-
ply copy them as closely as they can be imitated. Don't forget this when
you buy your next pair of shoes.
When you want anything in the Jewelry Line call
booth Wllaon Street.
How m Snake Moves.
Now anyone who has looked at the
keleton of a snake and it is really a
very beautiful object will have been
struck by the great number of ribs
which may be as many as 1050 pairs.
In these lies the secret of the ability
of the serpent to do some of these
wonderful things. The lower end of
each rib la connected with one of the
broad scales that run along1 the under
side of the snake and when a rib is
twisted slowly backward it pushes on
the scale the edge of the scale
catches on the ground or wjiatever
object his snakeship may ie resting
on and the body of the snake is
pushed just a little bit forward. Of
course each rib moves the body but a
mere trine; but where the ribs are
so many ana tney are movea one
after another the result ia that the
snike moves slowly but steadily
ahead. St. Nicholas.
Mrs. Madge King
Will be pleased to
meet all the ladies
Done at Badgett-
Sanders Mer. Co.
where she will do
P mm s
1 1 5 3
Boots $3.00 Oxfords 52.50
Of Course You Know About That $5000 Prize Offer
The Latest in Watch Fobs for Ladies and Gents :
The Chain secures the Watch and the Patent Fas-
tener secures both Fob and Watch. No danger of
dropping your Watch. We have them at prices
Other Watch Fobs
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UATE OW CIAN
EYES TESTED FREE OF CHARGE
With the latest and most approved Scientific Appliances.
I correct all the different kinds of Ostigmatism Myopia
Hyperopia and Presbyopia with PROPER LENSES.
Spectacles and Eyeglasses Scien-
tifically Adjusted to The Eyes.
Fine Rimless Glasses a Specialty.
Complicated cases Fitted where Others Fail. Satisfaction
Guaranteed. Raymond bid' g.over Leader printing office.
Attend the National Asx-euihly
Cumberlanr) Picnyterian Church
Nashville Tenn. May 21st. to 29th
One fare plus 12 for the round trip
via the Choctaw Oklahoma & Gulf
R. U. . dwm.'O
from $1 to $15
and See what we have.
Jeweler and Optician.
Write Ge. II. Le Little Rock
Ark. for Information concerning the
low rate to Savanah. Ga. via the
Choctaw Oklahoma & Gulf R. R. on
account of the Southern HnUt C -n
ention which meet May 7th. tiv
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