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SIDNEY SUtiGS. Proprietor. ARDMORE, IND. TER., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1899. SUBSCRIPTION.) I Oae Year S. J NUMBER 267 L. P. ANDERSON, C. C. HEMMING, C. L. ANDERSON, C. L. HEMMING, . President Vice President Casbler. Asst. Casbr. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Capital Paid Up $60,000.00 Surplus Fund 70,000.00 THE OLDEST BANK IN THE INDIAN TERRITORY. Drafts sold on all parts of the world. Accounts of firms and individuals V :8olicited upon the most liberal terms consistent with good banking. we Will Bond Yoiu We are General Agents for the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company Of Baltimore. Capital paid in cash $1,500,000. All kinds surety bonds issued and faithfulness guaranteed. Agents wanted in towns in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. BRUCE & TORBETT, Gen'l Agents, Ardmoie. INSURANCE, ALL KINDS. D. REDFIELD & SON With twenty vears' experience in Underwriting. Losses paid of 270,000 without litigation, representing a line of Companies that have stood the test of time. Solicit the patronage of the insuring public. Careful atten tion given to Notary work, sale of property ard collection of rents. Otlice in Pennington & Stoug Block, over Barber Shop. THE GUARANTEE LOAN&BANKING CO. Of Dallas, Texas will be in a position to make loans in the Indian Ter ritory under the Curtis Bill with acceptable bond for title after Octo ber 1. All parties desiring to make application for loans in Oct. should put in their applications not later than September 10. Our loans are made on small monthly payments at 10 per cent with the privilege of paying off all or a part est on amount so paid. If vou are REDFIELD, Local Agent for ili i) v vi l b l vi t) il i v il 4) i vi 0 fc ih i viz vi fc li We Are Open For Business At the "Iron Store." Have a Large Stock of Goods And would be pleased to see our old Patrons as well as new ones. A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIES. We are also headquarters for BAGGING AND TIES. TYLER & SIMPSON, Wholesale Grocers, Gainesville, Texas, and Ardmore, I. T. BROADWAY CARRIAGE SHOP D. EEL. ALLEN, The Only Reliable Cream Bakery and Confectionery .Keeps Constantly on Hand. Fresh Bread 1 Hand Made Cakes a Specialty. Cap dies. Fruits and Nuts. This is the place to get the best ice ;ream in the city for the money. . . . "WSSlt.. FRASHER & FINNEY. of loan at any time and stop inter interested in building and loan see Ardmore for particulars. (! ' m t (is m m m m All work entrusted to my care will receive prompt and careful attention Biacksmitiimg, Woodwork, Painting and Trimming. All work done promptly and guar anteed to give satisfaction. Yours for business, Proprietor. .of Frasher & Finney LABORI IN DOUBT. Judges Look for Excuses to Ceademn the Prisoner, so Lnporl Thinks. Rennes, Sept. 1. Labor! in a pri vate conversation doea not apeak hopefully in regard to the Dreyfus verdirt. The fact that the judges ask questions about points which would long ago have been settled in anybody's mind, if evidence would settle them, is a discouraging sign. Labori's wound is causing him much suffering. A number of minor witnesses testi fied for and against the accused at Dreyfus court martial today. M. De Bruill was recalled and reiterated bis testimony that Dreyfus had treason able relations with German officers at the house of a woman named Bod- sons. Dreyfus indignantly denied meeting foreigners at Bodson's. The accused said he bad witnessed German maneuvers at Mulbouse, but never assisted officially or otherwise with German officers, nor had he met them. This was in reply to evi dence by a hostler. The testimony then reverted to the possibility of Dreyfus baving written the borde reau, lhis evidence was conflicting. The great success of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy in the treatment of bowel complaints has made it standard over the greater part of the civilized world. For sale by City Drug Store and T. N. Cole- In Search of Buried Treasure. Pine Bluff, Ark., Sept. 1. Buried treasure is being sought in South Pine Bluff by an organized band of men who have just come here. Land which lies in the old bed of a lake has been leased for a term of five years, and they have commenced ex cavations of an extensive nature. Equipped with charts, a Spanish needle and all necessary implements, they have undertaken the job with the view of continuing until'a vast amount of gold coin, supposed to be buried, is unearthed. The supposi tion is that the treasure was sunk there by a vessel during thewar of 1812. Since the supposition became prevalent many years ago a number of futile, but not well organized, at tempts have been made to dig up the treasure. The men now digging refuse to give their names, but say tbey are determined to succeed, as they are positive the treasure lies buried there. Tbe Blackfeet Indians aie making substantial progress in Montana. There are about 2,000 of them on the reservation, and tbey are emulating the ways of the white man as to thrift and decent habits of living. They have thousands of bead of cattle, and are first rate farmers. Most of them live in very comfortable houses, and there is a school on the reservation, which is attended by 200 children. Tbe belief is that it is better to edu cate tbe young Indians at local schools than to send them to insti tutions in the east. New Cotton Oil Company. Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 2. The Wyn newood Cotton Oil and Manufactur ing Company is the name of a cor poration chartered yesterday. It proposes to manufacture cotton seed oil, meal, hulls and lint, and do a general manufacturing and cattle feeding business. Tbe main office will be at Wynnewood, with a branch at Oklahoma City. Tbe company is capitalized at $50,000, and has for its directors Thomas P. Howell ot Davis, I. T.; A. T. Scbmid of Wynnewood, and J. F. Hargis of Oklahoma City. Fresh News Wanted. An exchange says: "Send in your items of news when they are fre?h. We don't like to publish a birth af ter the child is weaned, a marriage after the honeymoon is over, a death after the widow is married again, nor the notice of an entertainment after the job work is done elsewhere and the editor is charged for admission. Self Government for Cuba. A Washington special says Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, fulnling an order of the war department has made a re port of tbe conditions of the two eastern provinces of Cuba. He re ports they justify the United States in erecting a government for Cuba by Cubans. He recommends tbe United States forces be maintained in Cuba until tbe natives clearly demonstrate their ability to govern themselves. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure cures dys pepsia because its ingredients are such that it can't help doing so. "The public can rely upon it as a master remedy for all disorders aris ing from imperfect digestion." James M. Thomas, M. D., in Amer ican Journal of Health, N. Y. CLAIM OF THE CHEROKEES. Legal States of Their Demand for Four Million Five Hundred Thousand. Washington, D. C, Sept. 1. The election of a new national conncil in tbe Cherokee nation has just been held. The conncil was chosen on the issue of "agreement" or "no agreement" with the United States. Its action will be of great importance to the Cherokee nation in the matter of winding up its affairs and secur ing tbe proper division of tbe com mon property. This will bring np again the claim of the Cherokee nation for $4,500,000 on account of the alleged withdrawal from their invested funds by the United States of 11,100,000 on June 12, 1S3S. This withdrawal, which is claimed to have been made without sufficient authority, was really for the purpose of paying the expenses of moving the Cherokees from the east to the west. The Cherokees have not only set up a claim for tbe repayment of this money, but they have set up a further claim for in terest from June 12, 1S3S, to date at 5 per cent per annum. Under tbe agreement of 1SS1 the United States stipulated that an ac counting should be made, but did not "authorize any tribunal" by which the accounting should be made. A preliminary investigation was made by tbe Secretary of tbe Interior, who detailed two clerks to make a report. These clerks were not an "author ized tribunal" under any agreement or statute of the United States. They made a report favorable to tbe Cher okee nation, but when it was submit ted to Congress, Congress referred the question of law to the attorney general of tbe United States, who found that Slade and Bender, tbe clerks, had been entirely in error as to the law. Congress for the first time in the same act "authorized a tribunal" to make tbe accounting proposed under the agreement of 1S91. The tribunal was to consist ot Auditor of the Interior Department, who is an officer nnderthe Sacretary of the Treasury and the Comptroller of the Treasury. Their report was to be submitted to tbe attorney gen eral, who was directed to transmit such report with his views as to the law. This finding has not been made The Cherokees have attempted to .make tbe collect'on without baving this report of tbe auditor and com ptroller made, claiming that they are entitled under the Slade-Bender accounting on the theory that they they bad an adjudicated case. Manifestly this position is erron- ous, and until tbe matter has been passed on by some authorized tribu nal and probably by the courts, this claim will not constitute one of the assets which the new legislature can take part in dividing. It would seem to be preposterous that tbe United States should not only be charged with the expenses of the removal of the Cherokees in 1833, but unreason able that the United States should pay interest upon this enormous sum fo sixty-odd years. There is no probability that the United States will ever consent to do anything of the kind, if i can possibly be avoided. A Wonderful Cu-e of Diarrhoea. A prominent Viginia editor had al most given up, but was brought back to perfect health by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy. Read his editorial from tbe Times, Hillstille, Va.: "I suffered with diarrhoea for i long time and thought I was past be ing cured. I had spent much time and money and suffered so much misery that I had almost decided to give up all hopes of recovery and wait tLe result, but noticing the ad vertisement of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoe remedy and also some testimonials stating how some wonderful cures bad been wrought by this remedy, 1 decided to try it. After taking a few doses I was entirely well of that trouble, and I wish to say further to my readers and fellow-sufferers that lam a bale and hearty man today and feel as well as I ever did in my life. O. R Moore. Sold by City Drug Store and T. N. Coleman. Tbe new arrangement of the Texas & Pacific railway for taking . care of passengers to Hot Springs, Ark., does away with the lay over at Halvern. This makes tbo best service ever of fered those who desire to visit tbe greatest mineral springs in America. The T. & P. run two fast trains daily, equipped with superb Pullman sleep ers and handsome new reclining chair cars (seats free). jllOtf Be Sure You get tbe genuine Bunsen'e Cream Catnarrnal and yon will be satisfied. Cures catarrh, sweetens tbe breath. Mason & Mason, druggist. LAND CLAIM DECISION. Ceaeral Land Office's Cherokee Stria Ruling Reversed. Washington, D. C , 8ept. 1. As sistant Attorney General Van de venter, of the interior department, today rendered a decision reversing the ruling of tbe general land office in a case involving a tract of land in the Cherokee Strip. Tbe case is one which has attracted no little interest in Oklahoma. The title of tbe case was "M. L. Cagle vs. Peyton R. Dunham." Tbe land in dispute is the southwest quarter of section 23, in township 23, of the Perry, Okla., land district. The local officers at the first hear ing dismissed Cagle's contest at tbe close of the evidence adduced on his part, on the ground that he entered tbe Cherokee Strip from the Otoe Indian reservation, but at a second bearing decided in bis favor. This decision was overruled by the land commissioner, and Cagle then ap pealed to tbe assistant attorney gen eral. Mr. Vandeventer, in his opinion, holds that there is a preponderance of evidence to show that Cagle did not make a premature entry, and further shows that he bad no other home since his entry, and has "per sistently clung to bis tract, even in tbe face of former decisions of the department, which originally held his settlement and that of others like him to have been illegally made." Tbe opinion further states that, while his adversary has made valua ble improvements, and has expended considerable sums in compromising with claimants, it appears that Cagel has always protested against such improvements, and has always as serted his rights as a prior settler. The land commissioner has been directed by Secretary Hitchcock. acting upon Mr. Vandeventer's opinion, to cancel the entry of Peter R. Dunham for the land in dispute, and permit Cagel to make an entry which will confirm him in his posses sion. Blotches and excrescences, which so often annoy people, are simply efforts of nature in impedimes to the proper performances of her duties. Herbine will aid and assist nature in her work, and ensure a skin clear and beautiful, entirely free from all imperfections. Price 60 cts. City Urug store, w. a. frame. A USELESS SQUABBLE. Oklahoma City and Muskogee Are Aspir ants for Capital City. Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 1. Charles uriswold of this city is home on a vacation from Muskogee, where he is employed as a clsrk in ths office of the United States marshal of tbe Indian Territory. "Muskogee will be a candidate for the capital of the new territory; or, rather, she now considers herself tbe town which is to land the capital," said Mr. Gris wold today. "Muskogee is a live city of about 6000 inhabitants Opinion is divided in the Indian Ter ritory regarding tbe question of sin gle statehood. Some of tbe people believe that tbe action of tbe Okla noma university regents in inviting the children of the Indian Territory to attend tbe university was done for political effect, but probably tbe ma jority think differently. Many of the most influential newspapers which have opposed single statehood lately have experienced a change of heart and are now advocating a union witb Oklahoma in the formation of a new state." Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 1. Ex-Territorial Treasurer, M. L. Tur ner gave the following interview to a Denver reporter a few days rso: When the territory becomes a state Oklahoma is sure to come in as tbe capital. And of this statehood agi tation it is interesting to state that the Indian Territory desires to come in with us, petitioning the govern ment to bring it and Oklahoma in tbe Union as one state. Combined, tbe two territories will have a popu lation of 600,000 people, Oklahoma alone having already 350,000. Sixty five thousand votes were cast in our territory at tne election." No one knows the unbearable tor ture, tbe peculiar and agonizing pain, caused Iby piles, unless they have suffered from them. Many be lieve them incurable. This is a mis take. Proper treatment will cure them. Tabler's Buckeye Pile Oint ment is an infallable cure. Price 50 cts., in bottles, tubes 75 cts. City Drug Store, W. B. Frame. Bcggs' Diarrhoea Balsam. Is the only safe and sure remedy on tbe market for colic, diarrhoea and flux. City Drug Store and T. N. Coleman. FIGHTINO THE SYNDICATE. Cattlemen la Texas, ladlaa Territory sit Kaasaa Aroascd. Austin, Tex., Sept. 1. From cattle men who arrived here todav from points in the Indian Territory and Kansas, it is very evident that the efforts of Charles B. Loving and asso ciates of Fort Worth to organise their big 140,000,000 cattle syndicate is going to meet with strong opposi tion from tbe cattle interests of tbe territory and Kansas City, as well as from many interests in Texas. It was at first thought that by buy ing all the cattle in Texas that the gigantic combine would control tbe market. A prematnre explosion ot their plans, however, pi": tbe cattle men on guard, and they are now op fighting tbe combine to a finish. Tbey have entered into a correspond ence with the butchers' associations of St. Louis, Chicago and New York with a view of securing tbe contract for furnishing them meats. If tbey are successful in this tbey will cut off the main markets that tbe Loving syndicate looked to support, and may succeed in nipping his scheme. Tbey realize that if bis syndicate is permitted to once get a foothold that it will be impossible to down it. It is charged that the cattle interests of tbe three states named will also try and secure all of St. Louis as one of their mainstays, and, in case of suc cess, they can bid defiance to the Loving syndicate. There promisee to be much agitation in cattle circles within the next few weeks, pending a settlement of the fight now being quietly waged between the Loving syndicate and tbe small outside fel lows fighting for their existence. Letter List. List of letters advertised at Ard more, Ind. Ter., for week ending Aug. 2S, 1899: LADIES. Almore, Adith Bonner, Maggie Duchene.MathildaJames, Josie Payne, Eddie Vineyard, Ida Wallace, Jennie GENTLEMEN. All8up. Carl Brower, Geo Wm Braisher, Korntz & Allen Bourstreet, J Bernbeim, A E Dobyns, J J Foster, J W Gray, T Harper, R II Jefferson, John Johns, W L Leonard, Frank Moore, Cap Medcalf. Dr Parr, Wm Price, Ed Stricklin, Walter Scott, A J Smith, J H Vanzant, M Boddie, Richard Brice, C Ford, David Gravlee, Walt Hecold, Michael Henley, W A Johnson, Lueien Laxus, D Lindsay, Cbas Miller, X M Munson, John L Pottger, II Reed, Willie Stevenson, Ben Schuster, Stephen Tucker, W A Young, M S In calling for above letters please say advertised. Moran Scott, P. M. "Appraisers' Instruction;." The Ardmoreite has on hand in pamphlet form copies of "Apprais ers' Instructions" sent out by the Department of the Interior; also, the "Regulations Concerning Edu cation in the Indian Territory." Worth their weight in gold to you. Mailed to any address for ten cents. Lost Saturday evening between my of fice and residence, a solid gold 10 karet gold watch with picture of my little girl in front and little boy in back. No chain. Will pay lib eral reward for return. LNtf W. I. ('rice. Writes the best certificate of any fraternal order, iu that its certiri- eates provide benefits in case of Accident. Sickness, . Death, Permaneut Disability, and an En dowment or Old Age Benefit, and paid up in 20 years. Five benefits in one certificate, for which every prudent man or woman should provide; and at a monthly cost of only $1.00 per thousand. It also has a cash surrender or withdrawal value after five years. For further information, call on T. C. Bridgman, Ardmore, I. T. (iood, reliable solicitors wanted. Apply to T. C. BR1D6UAX, Ar.Xin, I. T.