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E. A. EDMONDSON,
SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION
Highest Bidder, ef ike Ceal W AnbhuU
Deposits, Leased and Ualcased in
the Choctaw and Chickasaw
by the United States GovenuncW.
Tlioro will bo ottered nt public miction to tlio
highest bidder at McAlcster, Oklahoma, on Decora-"
Iwr II, 12. 13 and 14. 1918, thocoal'aud n-phalt dopo
hits, leased and unloosed, underlying tho surface of
441,107 acres of the segregated mineral laud In tho
Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, Oklahoma. U89
nnle.ised tracts npsrrceatlne3V8,'-7C acres -will first bo
ottered for sale and next 128 leased tracts containing
112,831 acres. Tho coal Is bltumtnoiu aud semi
Ijltumlnous, mainly of low volatile bunker coal for
kteamthln use hljrh rade domestic coal, railroad
steam coal, blfih grade blacksmith co .1 aud coklup
roal, Beams avcrajrlnR 4 feet thick, with an average
dl or from 10 to 15 degrees outcropping at jhe aur
i.i e nnd ex ton dint: to a vertical depth below tho
Mirtaro estimated to be 2,300 leetat the deepest part
ni the basin. Practically all of the tracts offered aro
located noar rities. towns and railroads, many belnpr
crossed by railroads, rnuklnjr them easily accessible
and attractive for mining purposes'. Tite surface Is
already sold, only tho coal and asphalt minerals.
bo otlered for salo. Leased land will bo sold
utyctt to any oxlstlnjr valid lo tses thereon. No
preiereuco rlcht Riven except to lessees or leased
iracu and tlio Stato ol Oklahoma as to thocoal and
asphalt undei lying State Penitentiary grounds,
doverument retains supervision overall leases and
mining operations until full payjiicnt of au h pur
chase price is made and deed Issued whoa &uper
ylslon terminates. No person can acquire more than
lour t.acts oi OCO acres eac , except -where such par
boil, firm or corporation has such tracts un er exlt-t-lin?
valid leases. Bids must conform to tracts as ad
vertised. No bids fo fractional parts considered,
nor lor less han advertised mlulmum price. IJlda
may bo made in person, by mall or by authorized
nsents. 20 per cent or each sei arate bid must bo ac
I'otnpanled by bank draft or cert cd check payable
to 1). lluddruB, Cashier. Terms 20 per cent In cash
at tlino oi sale balanco fonr equal installments,
payable in ono, two, three nnd four years from dato
oi talo s per cent Interest icr annum on deferred
payments. Full payment purchase prlco may bo
made at any Umo when deed will lesuo. Local ofllco
at McAlcster, Oklahoma; main orflce, Muskogee.
Oklahoma. For descriptive lists, literature, free or
charge, address Mr. Cube E. Farkor. Suporluten
dent for the Fivo Clvlllnod Tribes, McAlester. Okla
homa. The Un ted attues Government seads out no
adertlsliiK or exhibit cjra to advance orexiloit
i ho tale of! ndlan lands. All such concerns are prl
ato enterprises In no wise com ected wltk the
Uovcrnmout. CATO SELLS,
Cominl&ekmer of Indian ARalra,
J-ixJUlVll A course efeMentlale which
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Text of President's
War Aims Speech
(Continued from page 12.)
statesmen are supposed to instruct
and lead, lias grown more and moro
unclouded, more and more certain of
what it is that they aro lighting for.
National purposes have fallen moro
and moro Into the background and
the common purpose of enlightened
mankind has taken their place.
The counsels of plain men have be
come on all hands more simple and
stra'ghtforward and moro unified
than the counsels of sophisticated
men of affairs, who still retain the
Impression that they are playing a
game of power and playing for high
Stakes. That is why I have said that
th'B 1b a peoples' war, not a states
men's. Statesmen must follow the
clarified common thought or bo
I take that to be tho significance
of the fact that assemblies and asso
ciations of many kinds made up of
plain workaday people have de
manded, almost every time they
came together, and aro still demand
ing, that the leaders of their govern
ments declare to them plainly what
it is, exactly what it is, that they
wero seelcing in this war, and that
they think the items of the final set
tlement should be. They are not
yet satisfied with wiiat they havo
been. told. They still seem to fear
that they aro getting what they ask
for only in statesmen's terms only
in the terms of the territorial ar
rangements -and divisions of power,
and not In terms of broaa-visloneu
justice and mercy and peace and the
satisfaction of those deep-seated
longings of oppressed and distracted
men and women and enslaved peo
ples that seem to them the only
things worth fighting for that en
gulfs the world. Perhaps statesmen
have not always recognized this
changed aspect of the whole world
of policy and action. Perhaps they
have-not always spoken in direct re
ply to the questions asked because
they did not know how searching
those questions were and what sort
of answers they demanded.
UNITY OF PURPOSE IMPERATIVE
But I, for one, am glad to attempt
the answer again and again, in the
hope that I may malce it clearer .and
clearer that my own thought is to
satisfy those who struggle in the
ranks and are, perhaps above all
others, entitled to a reply whose
meaning no one can have any excuse
for misunderstanding, if ho under
stands the language in which it is
spoken, or can get Borne one to trans
late it correctly into his own. And I
believe that the leaders of the gov
ernments with which we are asso
ciated will speak, as they havo oc
casion, as plainly as I have tried to
speak. I hope that they will feel free
to say whether they think that I am
in any degree mistaken in my inter
pretation of the issues involved or
in my purpose with regard to the
moans by which a satisfactory settle
ment of those issues may be ob
tained. Unity of purpose and of counsel
is as imperatively necessary in this
war is was unity of command in the
battlefield; and with 'perfect unity
of purpose and counsel win w" -surance
of complete victory. It can
be had in no other way.
' "Peace drives" can be effectively
neutralized and silenced only by
showing that every victory of the
nations associated against Germany
brings the nations nearer the sort or
place which will bring security -and
reassurance to all peoples and make
the recurrence of another such
strugglo of pitiless force and blood
shed forever impossible, and that
nothing else can.
Germany is constantly intimating
tho "terms" she will accept, and, al
ways finds that th worh djjeis not
want terms. l wishes thfc JtrtaT tri
umph of Justice and fair dealing.
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RECALL that golden day when you first read "Iluck Finn?". Hpw your
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You sound so silly." But you couldn't stop laughing.
Today when you read "Huckleberry Finn" you will not laugh so much,
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of it the pathos, that you never saw, as a bdy, will appeal to you now.
You were too busy laughing to notice the limpid purity of tho master's style.
Out of the gencrouB Wept came Mark Twain, tflvltiff widely anil freely to
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democratic, he waa welcomed by kings, ho wu& loved by plain people.
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A REAL AMERICAN
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plainest of our forefathers.
Ho "was, of all Americans', tho most American.
Free in soul, and dreaming of high things, bravo
In the face of trouble and always ready to laugh.
That waa Mark Twain.
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Murk Twain wanted everyone in America to own
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that everyone might own it. He auid: "Don't malco
flno editions. Don't make editions to sell for $200
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Rising costs make It impossible to cqntlnuc the
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