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HIUNEY nt'QUS, I
ARIMOM. INI). TER.. MONDAY KVKMNG, AIMIII. 25. HUM.
f SUBSCRIPTION 50G PkR MONTHi
ONE EACH FOR WESTERN, CEN
TRAL AND SOUTHERN.
Additional Places (or Holding Court,
Three of Which Are In Southern
District Given Jurisdiction
Over All Estates.
Special to the Ardmorolto.
Washington, April 22. Congress
hns at hut nwauened to the necessity
or enacting some- legislation to re
lievo the congestion of the court dock
ets In Indian Torrltcy and to provide
for proper court facilities for the peo
ple. Accordingly the house has pass
od a bill which will 1)0 taken np and
passed by tho senate before congress
adjourns providing for tho appoint
niont of throe additional Judges and
for additional places for holding court
In tho Territory. The bill as roported
from the committee and ns passed by
Iho house provides as follows: v
That there shall bo appointed by
tho president, by and with tho udvlee
and consent of tho scnato, tluee art
ilitlonal judges for Indian Territory
ono for the Western district, ono for
tho Central district and one for tho
Southern district. And said judges
shall have all tho authority and ex
ciclfeo all tho powers, perform lko du
ties and receive tho same salary ns
other Judges of said courts, and shall
each servo for a term of four years
from date of appointment, unless sab
officers nro sooner nbollshcd by law
Neither tho additional judges, nor
their successors In office, shall bo
members of the court of appeals for
the Indian Territory, but they shall
hold such courts In their respective ills
trlcts' as may ho directed by tho court
of appeals for tho Indian Territory
or a majority of the Judges thereof
ii vacation: provided, that none
said Judges shall have power to ap
point clerks of courts, United States
commissioners, or United Stntes con
stables in said districts, and hereaf
ter at least three terms of court shnll
bo held in each year, at each place
of holding court in tho Indian Territo
ry, tho times to bo fixed In tho man
ner now provided by law.
AH tho laws of Arkansas horctoforo
put In forco In tho Indian Territory
aro hereby continued and extended In
their operation so as to embraco all
persons and estates in said Territory,
whether Indian, freedmen or other
wise and full and complete juris
diction Is hereby conferred upon tho
districts In said Territory In tho set
tlements of all estates of decedents,
tho guardianship of minors nnd In
competents, whether Indians, freed
men or otherwise. That additional
recording districts In tho Indian Ter
ritory aro hereby established with
the United States courts to bo held re
spectively, at Madlll, Wolectka, Dun
can, Checotah, Grove, Hugo and Com
anche. Tho boundaries of said recording
districts shall bo fixed by the United
L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vlce-Pres,
C. L. ANDERSON, Cashier. C. S. MAUPIN, Ass't Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmore, Indian Territory.
Designated Depository tor Bankrupt Funds of Chickasaw Nation
Capital paid in $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 180.0OQ.00
The oldest bank In Indian Territory. Accounts of firms and Individual!
solicited upon tho mo liberal terms oonslstlnw with Rood banking.
W. S. WOLVERTON & SON,
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate
The Lareesn and Stroneretst Agency
in the Two Territories.
Managers, Ardmore Abstract Go.
States c nits tn Indian Tcrrlior) In
lu-lr respective districts by nn order
(i be entered upon the n-eupls of said
ints. The judges having power un-
W r the existing law to appoint com-
Issloners and constables In their ro
ped tve district?, shall appoint a com
missioner and constable for onch dis
trict, and when so ffppolned and qual
ified safcl commissioner nnd constable
sl.ntl exercise tho some power and
ecelvo Uie same compensation ns
now prescribed for such olllcers un
der existing law.
This bill will be amended In the
senate so as to provide for two or
three additional places for holding
court. In explaining tho bill and tho
necessity for this legislation Retire
sentntlv Thomas said:
"In the Indian Territory there are
today perhaps from 5R0.0OO to 000,000
Inhabitants. The Territory Is divided
Into four Judicial districts. In each of
these districts is a district Judge. This
comprises practically the Judiciary of
I will further state that conditions
In tho Indian Terltory are quite pe
cullnr. They have no government ns
they havo In other territories, but It
Is almost exclusively n court govern
od country, with tho exception of tho
supervision of tho secretary of the In
tc-rlor relating to tho Indians and tho
Innda of tho Territory.
"Now, I doslro to call attention
briefly to tho nature and extent ot
the business ot the Judiciary In tho
Indian Territory, and will state that
this Information Is tnken principally
from the reports of the attorney gen
einl. In his last report, for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1003, gives
statement of tho business of the
courts In tho Indian Territory.
"I will not give a statement ot the
buslnoss ot each court, as Is given In
tho roport, but' will append a state
ment tn my remarks nnd lot It bo
printed In the Record. I will now re
fcr in a general way to tho nature
and extent of the buslnoss of tho
courts of tho Territory, giving totals
rather .than details, so that the hous
may know something of tho magni
tude of the business transacted by
the four Judges now In ofllcc In that
"Tho number of civil casos com
monced during tho fiscal year ending
Juno 30, 1903, was 3,192.
"The number ot civil casos torml
nated during the year ending Juno "0
1003. was 2,575.
"Tho number of civil cases pond
Ing July 1, 1903, was 2,910.
"Tho number of ciimlnal cases
ponding July 1, 1903, was 3,270.
"Tho number of criminal cases tor
mlnatcd durng the tlflscal year cndln
Juno 30, 1D03, wns 2.7C7.
"Now these figures convoy some
Idea of the business thnt these foil
judges now In tho Indian Territory
aro requited to transact.
"I will here present a conparlson of
the' business done by all tho United
States courts outside of the Indian
Territory, In tho cloven states con
stituting the eighth judicial circuit,
with tho business done in tho Indian
Territory, nnd considering t with re
spect to tho number ot cases In each
It will bo found thnt tho number of
cases In the eleven stntes compris
ing the eighth judicial circuit lalU
short of the business pf the Indian
Territory alone. . ..
"In these eloven states the number
Fidelity and Guarantv Co
laei-n commenced during the
car was l. ;.!: im milliner oi civu
aces rninrnc need Mining tne year wns
2.V.I; the number of clil cases ter-
mttinted during tho year was 1,567
about half the number of cases in the
ndlnn Territory alone.
'The number of civil cases pending
July 1, 1903 was 2.20S. Here h a
Mllght excess over tho number ot
nses in the Indian Territory.
The number ot criminal casus
pending July 1, 1903. In the eleven
states comprising the eighth Judicial
Ilstrlct was 779, while In tho Indian
I'errltory the number was 5,278.
The number of criminal cases ter
minated during tho fiscal year ending
une 30, 1903, In the cloven states wns
.217, while In the Indian Territory
tho number was 2,767."
Sunday School Association.
The date ot tho Sunday school ccn
ventlon as published to le held nt
McAlester May 10, 190 1 has been
changed to June 2S, 29 and 30, that
some of the International Sunday
schAol workers who have attended
the World's Fourth Sunday school
convention Just held nt Jerusalem
may bo present.
The Indian, Terltory Sunday School
association Is tho Indian Terltory Hnl
in tho chain oj statu and provincial
organizations which combine to form
the International Sunday School ns
It stands for the co-operntlon ot all
lencm'IiiatloiiH In extending In the
study ot tho Illblo through tho agon
cy the Sunday school. It docs not
therefore stniul for organic union. It
hns been defined ns a work of the de
nomination., by tho denominations, for
the denominations. Its most enthusi
astic workers nro thoso who aro most
Intense In their denominational loyal
It stands as the Indian Territory's
groatest homo missionary enterprise,
for It constantly seeks to carry to
every Sunday school in tho Territory
not only Inspiration In the work, but
tho newest nnd most practical meth
ods of study teaching and manage
ment. It Is doslrod that ovory Sundny
school will elect and send delegates
to this meeting.
D. N. MAItRS, Pros.
W. T. JACOI1S. Sec.
Proceed With Allotment.
Vlntn, I. T., April 21. Chief Hog
crs today received tho following tele
gram from tho sccretury of the Inte
"Washington, April 23. W. C. P.o
era: Answoing telegram of 22d
Dawes Commission, this day April 23,
1901, wired to proceed with al'u'.nient
in Cherokee nation,
13. A. HITCHCOCK. Sec.'
Tho Ladles Aid Society of the First
Presbyterian church will meet Tues
dny afternoon at 3 o'clock with Mrs
Hleakmorc. All members aro urged
to he present ns there Is business of
importance to bo transacted.
There Is no parlor so beautiful, so
cool and so Inviting ns Knhn's parlor.
FURNITURE $ CARPETS
On Easy Payments at
R. A. JONES
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK,
ARDMORE, IND. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. R. SMITH, President.
C. M. CAtTHBELL, Vice I'res
LEU CRUCE. Cashier.
O. V. YOUNO, Farmer.
J. C. THOnPSON, Lawyer.
SEVEN THOUSAND REPORTED
KILLED BY THE RUSSIANS.
In an Attempt to Land Near the
Mouth of the Yalu River The
Russians Pick Them Off.
China's Pro-Jap Stand.
St. Petersburg, April 23. A rumor
L current in this city that the Jnpn-
lit tie sustained heavy losses while nt-
d mptlng a landing near tho mouth of
the Yalu river.
According to tho roport, which Is
...ild to bo based upon ft private tcle
i iuiii from Port Arthur the Jnpaneso
lust 7,000 men. Tho story is not con
urnied nt this hour and Is discredited
I i qunrters where the Aoclntod
Press correspondent made Inqtirles,
but an absolute oillclnl statement bn
not yet been obtained.
I'hHs, April 23. The correptmdoni
of tho Assoeluted Press here Is in
finned that China bus taken quite a
definite pro-Japanese stand wl-.hln the
:at few days. It Is said this tuny In
nlve serouB consequences to tho re
lation between Itusslu and Oltliu
C.iira's action. It Is noted, fc own tiie
:. lice that Aloxleft had repeated the
niircmuiit of the Chinese to mis. It
is also reported that the Chinese mln
Ulcr at St. Petersburg will I) recalled
Although the latter report i dolled
there Is tcason to bellovo that It has
St. Petersburg, April 23. In spite
;t iho reports from Seoul nnd Toklo
that the Ilusslnns are massing 50,000
men to rcslbt tho Jnpancse crossing
the Yalu river It can bo asserted
with great positlvcness that an ob
stlnnto obstruction of the cnomy'i
crossing Is no part of (ioneral Kuro
patkln's tactics. The Hussions Intend
that the Japanese shnll have tho river
behind beforo giving battle In force,
Kuropatkln's plans In this respect arc
fu'ly approved hero. Of course, tne
Iiiu.sinns will do nil In their pv wit
to rcrder tli crossing ns dilllcult and
expo'islve nu possible, but tho firt-t
decisive engagement will occur where
the Russians bollovo they will have
nil the ndvnutngo of position.
Tito Jnpaneso Meet Is again reported
to bo off Port Arthur but tho report
Is not oillclnl.
Paris, April 23. Information reach
ing the highest quarters hero tend to
confirm tho roport that u rather se
rous engagement lias occurred on tho
Ynltt river. Involving n revcrso to a
Jnpaneso column, but tho Information
lacks positlvcness, nnd the details
therefore are given under reserve al
though credited in influential quarters.
Refrigerators to sell at Williams,
Oorhn & Co'a.
R. A. JONES, Furniture.
SAM NOHLE, Hardware Alercliant,
J. R. PHNMNti'lO.N, Wholesale Her
R. W. RANUOL, Merchant.
RESTRICTIONS ARE OTP.
Law Permitting Sals of Indian Land
Signed by President.
I u nison. Tex., April 21. Hy the
tKnattire of tho president placed on
he Indian appropriation bill, the bill
itcotnes n law, mid tno restriction
mm the sale of lands In Indian Ter
ritory Is removed.
There Is some contusion to know
ho e.nct meaning of "romovtt ot re
strict Ions," and for tho benefit of
those who do not understand In sit
uation, the law Is herewith Rivn:
And nil restrictions np n the al
ienation of lands of all allottees of eith
er of tho five ctvlilscd tribes of In-
Hans who are not of Indian b od, ex
cept minors, are. except ns to home
steads, hereby removed, and ' re
Htrlctlolis upon the ullonntlon of all
other allottees of said tribe, except
minors, nnd except ns'lo homcstenils,
may, with the approval of the secre-
ar; rf tho Interior, ho remove! under
such rules nnd regulations ns the see-
etary of the Interior may prescribe.
upon application to the United States
Indian agent nt tho Union Agency In
chnrge of tho five civilised tribes, If
said agent Is satisfied upon n full In
vest Igatlou of enrh individual case
such removal of restrictions Is for the
best Interest of said nllottu . The
niidlng 'of the United States Indian
agent nnd tho npprovnl of the secre
tary of the interior shall be In writ
ing and shall be recorded In the nine
manlier as patents for lands are rec
This will permit the salo ot hun
dreds of thousands of acres In each
of the live civilised tribes, and thnt
this land will be sold Is a coinlnty.
llhero Is a great don I of good land for
sale, which the people or tho stntes
havo been watching for n lout; time.
and now that the restrictions nrc i
there will ho a rush for tho pui chase
of those lands.
Patronnlzo your homo people, when
visiting the Ice cream parlors In Aril
more. If you want tho purest and
best bo sure nnd call for Ardmoro
Dairy cream. 2 lit
Tho Success sulky plow is tho farm
cr's tried and true friend. Sold by
-hi., J. B. SPUAOINS & CO.
When returning from church, stop
In nt Knhn's parlor, the only first-class
parlor whero you can tako your lady
BUY A HOME.
Hero Is nn exceptional opportunity.
C-room frnmo dwelling (largo rooms)
and hall, flno orchard, vineyard, splon
did water both cistern and well, brick
lined storm cellar, good barn, largo
southeast corner lot 200x210. Price
$1,500. Will gives terms on part.
Four-room cottage, 2 closets, hall,
bath room, orchard, barn, good water,
Price $1,300; $300 cash, balance easy
Tho Redfield Agency,
Real Estate, RenU, Loans,
ARDHORE, I. T
J. A. BIVENS, President.
DON LACY, Vlce-Presiderit.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
ARDMORE. i: TD
Surplus Funds 30,000.00
Aocountibf flrmi and Indlilduals aollclted Courteoai trsitmeai
Accorded all alike.
HAMS . AND . BREAKFAST . BACON
Thev Will Please You.
Wliiieiuaii Brothers Company
REPORT OF COMPTROLLER
CURRENCY JUST ISSUED.
It Shows Indian Territory Banks to
De J n Exoellent Condition Finan
cially Aggregate Ressutres
Washington, April 21. The ma.,
tiollor of the currency has Just l-'t
n report showing The condition of t.i
100 national banks In Indian Term
ry at the close ot business on M -.
day, .March 28. The statement shuw
that the national hanks of tho T-i
tory nro In excellent llnauclal com
Hon. The rcsourcos nnd liabilities o
the national banks aggregate $10,201-
1)07. IS; tho loans nnd discounts w. M
$U,3H.S13.01; the Individual deposit
In the banks' wore $7,015,839.80; tin
lawful money In rosorve ot the bntiki
was $S0,202.fi0; tho porcenlnge ot I
gal reserve to deposits was l'J 'i1
whtlo the percentage to deposits o2
cash on bund was 30.80. The slat-
incut In full Is ns follows:
Loans and discounts, ?!,Kll,Si:i 'it
overdrafts $130,000.28; U. S. Iiond t
secure circulation $1,730,000; t' H.
bonds to secure U. S. deposits, $5",
000; U. S. bonds on baud, $700; pre
iniiim on U. S. bonds SS3.I7.09;
bonds, securities, etc., $03,233.75;
banking house, furniture and fixtures,
$0 13,232.82; othor real ostato ownel,
$17,270.33; duo from national banlu
(not reserve agents) $597,007.19; due
from state banks nnd hankers, $129,.
025.11; dho from npprnved reserve
agents, $2,029,103.57; Internal rovenuo
stamps, $23; checks nnd other cash
Items, $108,200.19; exchanges for
clearing house, $1,500.87; bills ot oth
cr national banks, $108,951; fraction
al paper currency, nickels and cents,
$11,039.C3; lawful monoy reserve In
bnnks, $771,301.01; five per cent re
dvmptlon fund with treasury, $8C,
202.50; nnd duo from U. S. treasurer,
$C,5C3; total resourcoii, $10,201,907. 15.
Capltnl stock paid In, $1,131,270.00,
surplus fund, $830,119; undivided prof-
Its, loss expenses and taxes paid,
fc5G9,S7B. 19; amount outstanding, $,
728.9D0; due to othor national banks,
$2X1. G 17.70; duo to state banks and
bankers, $130,901.27; duo trust com
panies and savings banks, $13,293. SO,
duo to approved roservo agents, $8,
910.08; dlvldonds unpaid, $1,331; In
dividual deposits, $7,915,839.80; Unit
ed Stntes deposits, $27,215.81; depos
its ot United Statos disbursing offi
cers, $23,031.32; notes and bills redls
counted, $52,287.07; bills payable,
$190,000 liabilities other than thoso
nbovo stated, $11,186.-11; percentage
of legal rosorve to deposits, 19.30;
percentage ot deposits to cash on
hand, redemption fund and duo from,
roservo agents, $30.80; total liabili
Itotary motion and ball bearing.
Tho lightest running mnchlno in the
world. That's tho Wheeler and Wil
son. Sold by Stovo Noland. 19-0
A. H. PALMER, Cashier.
FRED C. CARR, Asst. Cashier.