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r w pet 17 ELMER WALTERS' - EXCELLENT COMPANY OF FUNNY FAVORITES ' WILL PRESENT is Cobb? I Hew-Idet Comedj. Expert YaudeTllle Turns. WE ADVERTISE THIS AS LAUGHABLE BECAUSE IT IS FUNNY ENOUGH TO TICKLE YOUR TABLE DEHOTE REGION. . . October 17 s Chili Parlor Has moved back to Caddo street. Remember that be always has the best ehili and home made candies. 210 West Main Street, Makes Tender Steaks, Fins Roasts and Chops A specialty. Bay where you get the best quality and great est quantity for the money. CLARENCE TRUELOVE Proprietor.. Gold Storage Market Our market iu always supplied with the best of everything to eat. uur cold storage keeps m perfect condition every particle of food for the table. Fresh meats of all kinds. The purest lard, fish. oysters and celery. J? ree delivery to any part of the city. HEATH & JAtlES. flaves Hats, $2 AT ii Big Cash Store. . y -v h. r timj ? New Market LEAU1D FIELDER'S w- 'w" W W. O. DAVIS' LETTER. The Business tens' Attorney Speaks oa Tribal Tax Affairs. The following letter will be pub lished in the Gainesville Hesperian tomorrow, morning and will proves interesting reading to our people at this particular time: Gainesville, Tex., Oct. 14. For the information of the public and of those interested I deem it not amiss to give an account of Satur days proceedings of the Indian po lice and Indian authorities at Ard more. A number of business men iu Ardmore, as well as in other portions of the Chickasaw nation, have suits pending in the courts seeking to ascertain if they had any rights that any one was bound to respect, and especially to learn whether they were compelled to pay money to the Indians when ever demanded. It seems that these suits unnecessarily stirred up Wright, the Indian inspector, Sho- enfelt, the Indian agent, Jones, the commissioner of Indian affairs, and Secretary Hitchcock of the in terior department. It appeared to anger them that any -one should presume to go into the courts and question the legality of anything they saw proper to do. During the pendency of these suits the newspapers were filled with com munications threatening these liti gants with coercion if they failed to comply with the demands of the Indians, and warning that the en tire power of the government would be used against them. The gross impropriety of threatening litigants in order to force them to abandon proceedings beerun and prosecuted in good faith -seems never to have occurred to these of ficials. Even the attorney general of the United States, not to be outdone by his inferiors, gave out an opinion containing similar threats. The opinion was widely published throughout the Indian Territory, and was well calculated to intimidate the private citizens who were seeking to have their rights adjudicated in the courts. As might be expected, these threats produced much uneasiness in the minds or persons concerned: for if those clothed with brief author ity have so little respect for the courts, and for the settlement of controversies in a lawful and ord erly way, as to threaten litigants with coercion, no one could foresee what they would next attempt. On October 10, Jones, the com missioner, with the approval of Hitchcock, the secretary, addressed to onoenien, the Indian agent, a telegram, reciting that the contin ued presence of Sig Simon, J. B spragms, K. W. Kandol, A. Klos- ki, i. isodovitz, John Fielder and Y. B. Lynn in the Indian eountry is detrimental to the peace and welfare of the Indians, and direct ing Shoenfelt to remove the per sons named from the Chickasaw nation in accordance with Sec. 2149 of the Revised Statutes, and to close their places of business and their business. This was accompa mea Dy a copy of the old law of 1834, conferring upon the commis sioner of Indian affairs the riht. wun me approval of the secretary !ll 11 .... . of the interior, to remove from any tribal reservation any person being there without authority of law, or whose presence within the limits of the reservation may, in the judgment of the commisaioner. be detrimental to the peace and wel fare of the Indians. Shoenfelt, the Indian agent, with the approval of Wright, the in spector, thereupon addressed a let ierio- w. jams, captain of the Indian police, commanding him to close the places of business of the above named merchants, and to remove them from the limifs of th Chickasaw nation. XT il iuw, iaese .papers were not is- sued in good faith.. Secretary Hitchcock and 'commissioner Jones The Medicine Case ; which Is filled from s our stocic or druss Is sure to be reliable. Many leading physicians fill their cases here, and send their patients herewith prescriptions because they know the purity of the drugs we handle and our care in compounding. . 0 o 0' K 0 0 O D a O; O fV (.cm HERE rest DRRCS I. ii: COLE I. Main 8trvt, Ardmer ii M ':'J . must surely have known , that the city of Ardmore is not an Indian reservation, and they could'oot but know that these peacable.Iaw-abid-ing citizens, who were endeavoring to ascertain their rights in the courts, were in no sense a 'menace to the peace and welfare of the In dians.- The Indians in the city of Ardmore constitute not one v per cent of the population'. It is plain. therefore, that these documents were but a scheme to intimidate the inhabitants of Ardmore and force them to comply with the de mands of the Indian authorities. Armed with these papers, Capt. Jack Ellis and his police pounced upon the city of Ardmore in all the pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war! Accompanying them were a Mr. Beams, the tribal collector, and Mr. McMurray,- a gouger, whose intention it- was to receive the money which the people should be terrorized into paying. Shoenfelt, the agent, sent a tele gram to Ellis instruetinghim not to execute the order of removal where parties offered to settle with the Chickasaw nation, but that the places of business must be closed and remain closed during the ad justment. Ellis and the police closed the places of business, in forming the parties, however, where Beams and McMurray could be found, and that their stores would be re-opened as soon as a settlement was had. No better scheme could have been devised for the extortion of money, for the season was the bus test of the year and Saturday the busiest day of the week, and the report that these houses were clos ed would create a feeling of uneas iness among the creditors of the merchants. It was supposed that a man would comply with almost any demand rather than suffer such consequences; especially as the persons engaged in closing the stores wero financially irresponsi ble, and a dollar could not be squeezed out of them with a com press. It is easy to see that it was' mon ey the authorities were after. If a certain amount of money was paid, the peace and welfare of the Indians ceased to trouble the offic cials. One party was informed that the payment of $10 would be a sufficient recompense for his in terference with the peace and wel fare of the Indians, and another was told that $1.60 would answer the purpose. As might be expected, Judge Townsend promptly granted an in junction against the.se proceedings. It is, however, greatly to be re gretted that some of the merchants in their terror bought their peace of Beams and McMurray. I hardly suppose such scenes will ever be repeated in the Chickasaw nation ana earnestly trust they will not t l i . iueu wno nrmiy. steaaiastly and discreetly contend for their rights rarely fail to secure them. Pro ceedings like that at Ardmore are so high-handed, and evidence such utter disregard of the plainest right of the citizen that the temp uiuuu iiMneei iorce wun torce is A.t A. A. B . a m . strong, and would perhaps be jus unable, but that would not be for the best. The citizen can obtain his rights in an orderly and legal method through the courts. The courts can always be depended on to do what is just and right, and though they fail to do what in our opinion is right, it is the duty o: all good citizens to cheerfully sub mit, for the courts are the final ar biters of all controversies. If otner attempts are made to close men's places of business the citi zen should quietly submit, and if tuc uuun K wiunn reacn, appeal to it ror redress,- if not brine- mit bl twice to replevy and secure his property. If carried from the Tr. ritqry, he should go peaceably and quietly, and return on the Dext iram ana onng suit for damages The town authorities, in the v. tivuo wuco nave jurisdiction over persons and property within thi. limits, and no set of men have the ngm to create a distnrhflr. n aemean tnemselves as did these police in the citv of Anlmn mi . . - - : j. tier may ana snould h rawi for the disturbance of the Oand made to answer fully for their I AAnJn.f Tl. -1 1 1 vuuuui,. iucjr euouia De arrested and tried for false imprisonment. Men who are so lost to -inRt; decency as to endeavor by force to prevent the citizen from renrt; to the courts should have Yae law dealt out to him in all it The American people are pot be lievers in despotism, and thev will not approve these despotic and Il legal acts of the officials of the in terior department. Sooner or later tney .wtft ibe called to a strict to. conctr r Hen of their met!: '' not long con tinned in ofSce. ONLY ONE VICTIM. Jake Bodovttz Refused .to Pay the . Tax sod Was Ejected Today. Capt. Jack Ellis,' chief of the Indian- police, was still here this morning looking none the worse from Saturday '8 proceedings. " He remarked that the merchants were coming in One by one and paying the tax and that he believed they were men too sensible to further resist, knowing tnat ejectment would be the inevitable result. - Capt. Ellis came" here clothed with authority to close the places of business and to eject from the Territory several Ardmore mer chants. 'He was enjoined from closing their places of business by Judge Townsend, but the federal judge had no authority to . issue an injunction against ' their ejectment and Capt. Ellis said if the mer chants had not paid he surely would have begun the work of ejectment. How came it that you had or ders for the ejectment of so few when others have refused to pay!" was queried. 'Other Ardmore firms were reported" said he '-'but the full name of e ich member of the firm wes not given, and no or ders for - their ejectment were issued." Captain Ellis returned home to day to South McAlester. He was accompanied as far as Oklahoma City by Jake Bodovitz, the only business man who absolutely re fused to pay thetax. Jake will be taken to Oklahoma City and re leased, and will probably return on the morning tram. It remains to be seen whether his refusal to pay will subject him to any fur ther annoyance. The Pauls Valley case, which occurred last Spring, is in point and if it serves as a precedent, J ate will be permitted to pursue the eyen tenor of his way untroubl ed by visions of Indian police or one per-cent collectors. Business Hen's League. rne Business wen's Lieagne is hereby called to meet at the city hall tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. All members please be present. Sia Simon, Pres. Joe V7eiss, Sec'y. Fresh car Albatrcss flour just in. For sale by all grocers. A will saw your cord wood at 50 cents a cord, five cords and over, arop car a in post omce or see me at wood yard. 2l-lm L. B. Eoberson. For reason . of the unusually heavy docket to be disposed of at Chickasha this session of the dis trict court, H. D. Beynolds of this city has been employed as assistant prosecuting attorney and accom panied the other officers of the court to that place this morning. The Woodmen Circle will tonight in Odd Fellows' hall. meet To the Public. Hereafter no complimentaries will be accepted at Bamsey'g drug store unless countersigned by us, and are not good unless presented by the owner or his employe. 15-16t Kloski & Morgan, Managers Kloski's Opera House. Breach ot Contract. ueo. w. fhUlips has filed suit here in the commissioner's court against T. J. Satterwhite, alleging a breach of contract and asking for $28. From the complaint it seems that Mr. Phillips and Mr. Satterwhite entered into an agree ment in which the former bound himself to purchase the entire 1900 cotton crop of the latter at me oupumieu price oi $2.30 per hundred pounds in the seed. Ten bales of the crop were delivered, but now it seems that the defend ant tired of the contract and is having his cotton ginned at Lone Grove, for which breach the plain tiff asks to be remunerated in the sum of $28.00. unoou inwu Tune es emitn's stable, one dark bay horse. 6 veam vu, x-xa iiouub uiga, no or an as. Bmaueiarin forehead. Will pay reasonably Tor bis return to th sraoie. Whitk & Smith 5-2t. , Lw Bates t Saa A stoat. Via M. K. 4 T. railroad (Katy Flyer) account Ban Antonio International! Fair, October 20 to Nov. 2. Tickets on sale October 17, 18 and 19, good returning November 4. , vcuiwc b uumoer or. nat . cars oaded with cotton bales passed through here this afternoon en route south. Flat carsloaded with cotton is an unusual sight in the Ardmore yards and attracted con siderable attention. t. Each car was provided with an extra' man as a TH& PASSING-1 JHRONC. All the World's State aad . , , oae Play a Prt.-t Eacb Wm. Keller. Keller is here today from John Attaway is here. today from Springer," , - . i ?, r D. Cannon, postmaster at Brock, was here today.' Andrew Hardy has returns., from a visit to the Dallas fair. J. R. " Pennington transacted business al Marietta today. J. N. Haney, a young insurance man of Boff , was here today. Jo S. Berkshire, of the Oakland News, was in the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Heath have returned from a visit ten the Dallas fair. ' Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Ledbetter 8 pent Sunday with relatives at Davis: ?, : Mrs. T. Y. Morgan has returned from a week's visit with friends in Dallas. W. E. Moore returned this morning from a business trip to BedEoek. B. W. Bandol returned this morning from a business trip to Oklahoma. ' F. O. Keyes, operator at the Cotton Exchange, Bpent yesterday in Gainesville. A. S. Gnillot of Gainesville is iu the city today looking after business interests. Dr. O. L. Bounds and T. T. JTarman were visitors to Ardmore today from Sherman. Allen Glover, a traveling sales man from Corinth, Miss., is' in the city for a few days, the guest of his cousin Charles Glover. Jndge Townsend, Capt. Ham mer. Geo. F. Gates, C. O. Bonn and other federal offcials, left here for Chickasha this morning. The following Ardmore people visited the Dallas fair Sunday Frank Cook, Dave Best, Jim Light, John Prater, Fred Bandolph, Jas. Stancell, Misses Stancell -and Misses Mullins. Chas. E. Mertins, B. L. Looney, Sol and Manuel Lowenstein, Leo Friemel and Herschell Holder Ard more musicians, leave here this evening to play for the Gainesville festivities this week. . - Born To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sandlin, this afternoon, a girl. See Ardmore Drug Co. for School Books and School Supplies. ll-6t Boy Wanted. At once, a bright, lively boy, with some education, to work as a messenger boy. Apply at Western Union Telegraph office today. New baby carnages just received at A. C. Young's. - . 2dwtf LISTEN TO THE - PECKERWOOD'S SONG. Eat the Best: Colorado Irish Potatoes, Colorado Cabbage, Northern Onions, . Fresh Tomatoes, , New Snap Beans, White Swan Peas, French Peas, White Swan Stringless Beans, Gold Dust Peaches, ! Van Camp's Peaches, Yan Camp's Sonps, Eyeporated Blackberries, Pitted Cherries, . French Sardines, Mushrooms, White Swan Mince Meat. , , Pure White Cottolene, Creamery Butter, Country Butter, Pumpkin Yam Sweet Potatoes. All' kinds Evaporated Fruits, Big, Fat Hens, ; Frying Chickens, Fuil line White Swan Coffees, Pure Maple Syrup, Northern Apples,' ' - All at Pobtcb Staples', The Bed-Headed Grocer. Phone 57. 14-3t For Rent. A two room house on Hargrove Heights. Apply to R. B. Wilkes son. i ntf ' ; Suits Filed. Mary Brown vs Jerome: Brown is the style of a divorce suit filed in the clerk's office today. The plaintiff alleges abandonment. J. B. Mackey vs Mary C. Mackey la another action for 'divorce on statutory grounds v - -r! The oldest and best transfer Hae! - in the city Is run by Cheats & Finley. Give thbsa yrr.r cills.1 Ladies not neglected. Box turbans at fZ.W ana np. MRS. J AIM EDS. Millinery. DAILY MARKET REPORT. The Oral a, Produce, Live Stock and Cotton Qaotatloas.- -(Faralshed by Ardmore Cottoa Kxebaaf) CKAIN. ' CHICAGO MAtfKBT. Month Opened High Low WNOT 74 l- 74 1-S 71 S- DC. 78 1-4 It 1-4 4 l-S NOT. 17 5-8 ST $-4 S7 S-S Dec. u - a 1-4 as Oat ITot. 1-S M 1-S DC S1S-8 21T-S US-S Poms - Not. 10.97 W.S7 10M Jan. 11.22 11J2 11.20 Labd Not. f.M 6.86 tM Jan. 8.S7 6. 66 aiaa Nor. 6 65 6.65 6.M Jan. 6.00 6.02 6.87 Close 71 7-8 741-1 17 1-1 861-8 91 8-8 21 7-8 10.89 11.23 692 6.62 6.99 COTTON. FUTURES. Ksw Tobk Oct. 9.70 Nor. 9-7 Dee. 9.35 Jan. 9.86 Men. 9.9S Max 9JS Nsw Ou.BAaa Oct. 9S1 Dm. 9M Jan. 9.08 Mar. " 9.12 9.71 9.47 940 999 M 9.40 9.40 920 9.16 9 15 9.15 9.16 9.97 8.87 8.87 8J7 940 9.29 9.18 9.17 917 9J7 9.97 M 1.90 849 9.Z1 9 12 9.1S 9.18 LOCAL MARKETS. The following are the prevailing quotations on too local market, and will be changed daily as the market actuates: OKA.IN. Wheat, I .60. Corn,.....'. A .40 to 45. Oats, 19 to 22. Hay, r- J5.00to6 00 Oat bags, 9o. Wheat bags, 8 l-2o. PBODUCB. Egg , ' 12 1-2 to 15 Butter 15 to 25 Hens 1.75 to 2.00 Frying Chickens .. 1.55 to 1.75 HIDES AND WOOL. Green hides, 5c: dry bides, 10 c. Wool. 10 to 12 l-2c-COTTOH. Average prioe.T. 7.50 to 8.25 Receipts 300 bales. Phone 27 or 35 for Cboate & Finley's closed carriage or wagon ette. Oldest transfer line in town. 8 6t. Double Daily Service Choctaw Root Two fast trains- daily to Little Bock, Hot Springs and Memnhis. with close connections for St. Louis and all points northeast and south east. Ardmore Drug Co. for Perfum ery, Toilet Articles and Druggists bundries at lowest prices. ll-6t Ladles' Aid Society. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Christian church will meet tomor row afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence of Mrs. T. N. Coleman. uooa dry cook wood at T,. R Kooerson's Wood Yard. 'Phone 116- . ' 24-lm DEAFNESS CURED, re ear. C.H.ROWAN. MnwMk...wi.. - Wanteo. 500 cords of wood at $2 per cord by the Ardmore Oil & Milling Co. Atf-UAWU Leave Tus calls at the Big Stone Barn. 'Phone 125 IMm .T. B. Cathky. Ask your grocer for Bed Cross Bag Blue. Large package five cents.'1 - California grapes, plums and pears, bananas and fresh candies every day in the week at Ben Ingram's. 16.1m ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Correct Millinery 1 1 jpattwm ot ;ouoti icUo7t wT' - u1 "lotr. wa sits a tM ft ft Pls-c InmAc' Special 5aler at 4 "el mm of tnimrers iiats Mexicans at. 75c and $1 00 Hat for a $2.00 to $4.00 A nice Trimmed Misa at " School hats, baby eaps and ev eryhting in children' headwear. Special styles . and prices for little folks.' . That quality called Style Is seen to advantage in all our productions, but espe cially is it evident in Ringer Bros.' Hats ... Men of laste wear Ringer Bros.' hats, because they know that when a hat is sold here, it is sold with the object of conforming to the contour of a man's face . and figure. Tney know, too, that Ringer Bros.' hats are correct in mode. Men of judgment get their hats here because they know they secure quality as well as style. NEW NOW FALL DATS IN. J.. TiilorlBg, Hitj.-fanhtliiJ. Firrt Door West of First National Bank, Ardmore, I. T. HIHGER no Wood meal Circle. The Woodmen Circle meets in the Odd Fellows hall on the first and third Monday nights in each month. All members are urged to attend. . Pure corn chops for chicken feed at L. B. Boberson's Feed Mill and Wood Yard. 'Phone 116. 24-lm The Home-Builder's and Savings Bank of Fort Worth is making loanB in the Territory every day. For prompt loans on Ardmore property see their local agent, N. B. Tisdal. 8-lm Booms fob Bent. Two fur nished rooms, with or without board, at 12tf Mrs. O. W. Wilhelm's. Hustling young man can make $60 per month and expenses. Per manent position. Experience un necessary. Write quick for parti culars. Clark & Co.. 4th and Lo cust streets. Philadelphia. Pa. Positions Wanted. Two young men want positions. Both are B. S. students from M. N. C, Houston, Miss." . Two to three years' experience as teachers and some experience as salesmen. Address " D." care this office. . Fob Sale Lands and town lots standing in oar name in the fol lowing Texas counties and valued at $50,000, on reasonable terms: Dallas, Bexar, Victorja, Kaufman; ranch in Victoria county included Address Ouiixot Bros.. Ard. more Cotton Exchange. 5tf Fob Bint Office rooms over B. W. Bandol 's. Apply at store.27tf Your particular attention is called to the fact that we carry the largest and finest assort ment of Millinery Goods. in Ardmore.- Our Hats are "the most stylish with the best ma terial for the least money. -- Unexcelled production of our. own designs,' worth from $8.00 to-$10.O0, special sale, $4.98. ii Hits, i'i Walking Hat, Golf Ladysmith, only V'f i'j V. O.DAYI3." rr:?.rtir.3 esfcrt re.