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Shows the Conditions of the Ar
ment-What It Would Do.
DelievinR that our readers would
appreciate the voice of a home
nan nml hi opinions on the
menial treaty, which recently fail
d in recognition before eongrew,
Ute Ardmohkitk aked Mr. S. T.
Iltodtoe. who has jnat returned
from Waihioftton, for an outline
of the fame. Mr. Bledioe Mid
The agreement made by the
Chootaw and Chickatawa with the
Dawes commiaaion on the 7th day
of I'ebruarr. 1901, contain rery
drMtic proviaiona affecting many
interests in the Indian Territory.
The treaty, aa agreed upon
nmelieally nnlliflfx the jnuKment
nf the United State conrta in
fnror of all claimants who are ad
indeed to bt citir.en of the tribea
by the jndgment of tuch conrta
It nrovidea for the closing of the
rolls In the Dawes commission.
It provides that the Mississippi
Uhostaws. under ceriain condi
tions, mny remove to the Chicks,
saw or Uhoetaw tation, and when
they hud resided there a certain
length of time, may lmve the lands
nllotted to them. I tnUo conferred
authority upon the court of claims
to determine the rights of Uhickn
gnw freedtneu. It further ratified
the net of cougross of May 31,
1000, providing for the laying out
of townsites nlong new railroads,
but made an additional provision
that persons who purchased lots
in those townsites should pay the
full nppraised value thereof. It
further provided that all lauds
which had been set aside for town
site purposes undor act of May 31,
1000, should, immediately npou
being so set aside, be taken pos
session of by the secretary of the
interior, nnd that before said town
site is appraised and sold, no per
son or corporation should cfect
any buildings or improvements of
any oharacter on said land within
the established limits of tho town
site o.acpt by pet mission of the
stwjrotnry of tho interior.
Section 32 reiienls the provisions
of Eootion 3 of the not of congress
approved June 2S, 1S9S, in so far
as it affects the ChiehnsnwH and
yhouliiws and the Chickasaw and
Ohaotnw freedmen, and practically
leaves tue wane man wno lias
made improvements in (he Indian
Territory, nml, who has not hod
pay foy same, absolutely without
remedy. In other words, they
liavu followed tue same course in
reference to judgmeuts of the Uni
.ted Statos courts in this matter ns
they have in tho citizenship cases
They howl nbout injustice" and tin
fiurnoee, and whon they go into
court and get a fair trial and an
absolute fair judgment, thoy seek
to avoid the responsibilities of it
by legislation. At the tinio of the
passngo of the Curtis bill, tlioy
howled and said that there was not
ono white innu in a thousand in
the Indian Territory who had not
had possession of his laud for
more than a sufficient length of
lima to pay for his improvements;
but when United Stntes courts on
full hearing, mljudged differently
iu many eases, they concluded to
avoid tho responsibility by repeal
iug tho law under which these
oquitie were adjusted.
Soution 3S provided "A certifi
cate of allotment issued by the
commission to the five oivilised
tribos shnll be conclusive oyidence
of the rigid of allotment unined
therein to the unrestricted posses
sion nnd occupancy of the land de
scribed in said certificate, and it
shall bo tho duty of the rutted
Statos Indiau ngent, I'liion agency
uitou the written request of said
allottee, accompanied by such al
lotmsut certificate or a certified
copy thereof, to enforce the follow
ing provision ot the Atoka agree
ment: ' 'That the I'nited States shall
ptiffOaoli allottee in possession of
hia' allotment nnd remove all per
sons therofrom objectionable to the
Tho seorotory refused to approve
tho agreemeut as made, and ox
eluded the provision striking from
the roll all citietis laimtngiinder
judgment of the United States
court, hnt i mvijrd that nn appeal
mighr bn tiik.-u uj.'tn iriedlc
tiomtl ground Unit )'th tuitions
were nt M-rwd in the matter of
application for itiz-nnhip in t ither
of aaid nations; and also, that the
judgments might be vacated for
fraud upon bill filed for that pur
pose, but referring the question of
citizenship back to the commission
if the judgment should be vacated
It was sought at the last hour in
the rush to place this treaty aa i
rider npou the Indian appropria
tion bill. Here, however, they
met with vigorous opposition and
were not successful. A hill was
then drafted to cover substantially
the terms of the treaty aa recotn
mended by the secretary of the
interior, except that the provis
ions were somewhat broader, and
introduced by both senate and
house and a desperate effort made
to get a favorable consideration by
the the committee of Indian affairs
in both the house and the senate
in time to have it reported and
acted upon at this term. Evident
ly a great deal more opposition de
veloped than was expected by the
Indians nnd their representatives.
They were unable to secure either
itR consideration or favorable re
port. The chances are, when it is
reached for consideration, if ever,
they will find that a majority of
the members of congress have more
confidence in the iutegrity. of the
L'uited States courts nnd their
ability to reach a correot result
than they lmve in the statements
of the Indians or in the ability of
tho Dawes commission to reach a
result as satisfactory as would be
reached by the United States courts-
The supposed purpose of the last
trenty wus toHuduce the secrotnry
of tho interior to close the rolls of
the vnriotis Indian tribes so that
the work inigh be facilitated. In
order to save the secretary otnlmr-
russtnont along that line a provis
ion was added to the Indiau appro
priation bill authorizing him to
close the roll at such time as he
should deem ptopcr. The fact that
tho expenditure of Indiau money
had been taken in charge by the
United States did not soem to pre
vent the attendance of a large
number of Iudinns and their rep
resentatives or to intorfere with
their financial ability to stay at the
best hotels, pay the highest prices
and entertain their friends.
This trenty aud the bill intro
duced following evidences the fact
that in twenty years from today,
unless some drastic legislation
passed, tho people in the Indiau
Torritorv will at each session of
congress bo confronted with sotni
kind of legislation iniinicnblc to
their interests and tho result of
which will be to prolong existing
conditions. One thing, however,
was accomplished by this congress
A law was passed making the
members of the five civilised tribes
citizons of the United States.
It is to be hoped that some time
in the near futuro congress will
grow tired of theso continual calls
for extension of tinio and appro
priation of money.
Hcmm Untile Cure for Kliruniatlsm,
I'rom tho Vindicator, Rutherford
ton, N.t'.: "Tho editor ot tho Vin
dicator has nnd occasion to tost tho
olrioncy of Uhamuorlaln'H Pain linlm
twlco with tho moat renmrknblo re
sults In onob oneo. First, with 'lieu
mutism In tho Hhoulder from which
ho BUliorecl oxcrulntlnR pnln for ton
days, whloh was relloveil with two
applications ot Pain Halm, rubbing
tho parts affected and realizing in
stant t) oirc lit nnd ontlro roller in a
short time. Second, tho rheumatism
In thigh joint, almost prostrating
him with sevoro pain, which was re
lieved U'j two applications, rubbing
with the liniment on retiring at
at night, nnd getting up free from
pain. For sale by Uity Drug Store
and P. J. Hamsey.
If a man always does till duty on
little occasions he will know just
how to act on great oooaulone.
Hat a Whole Cabbage
if you want to. It won't hurt you
People used to think oabbago hung
neavy in their stomachs. After each
meal, no matter what you out, tako
a dose of Dr. Oaldwoll'a Syrup Pep
sin, You will never suffer from con-
tlpntlon, Indigestion, elck headacho,
or atomaoh troublog. City Drug
fltoro, V, 11, Frame.
V"u want tho ht-t.
That's the wagon wp
handle. There Is
n better marie The
celebrated tlAIN nml
the fam. .u si'Kllsa
P1ELU Waun- for
farmers. We "iir
personal guarantee en
LEADER COOK STOYES.
The hoiio ki ( ik r -favorite
the be-t, on
earth, no Mipi rl.r and
few equals. It ha
never failed to j.icane,
and we ttierefnn are
glad to add our per
Nowhere will 5011
find as great a line of
these goods as here.
All the latent styles
of high grado goods,
strictly up-to date at
20t,h century prices.
Our personal guaran
tee goes with every
The plow that Is a
friend to the tammr,
a God-send. It neu'r
falls to give complete
. satisfaction and cause
other plows to 1k- laid
aside. We give our
with every plow going
from our lioiue.
We have made arrangements by which we offer
for sale 6000 acres ot richest Texas lands at a
very low price, and on reasonable terms. Write
or see us at once. It costs yon noth.ug to Inves-MgBte,
THE BEST FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
If you have property to sell,
want to buy real 'estate call
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Ileal Ivtate. ltent il nil Ali-tr.t t "'tif.
V, ..- . "V ASjH
I . f ine MM l
jB ra b. - h Of Finn I'leurl.as been
Pi jllL wire hold In Ardmore
Bm , , v , H in thirty dnys. Thcac HI
m$ -- iNja-Tt J J'lJ 0. mm enormous sales arc an jflj
ptetLMILUEimTOlf CO. W I
This machine, with few equals
and no superiors, we sell for- .
We have other Machines from $20 up.
The time of paying long prices for Sewing
Machines has passed. See us for the RIGHT
PRICES and LIBERAL TERMS.
Marietta, I, T,
Firm in the
list It with 11s. If you
and look over our Hsu
Ilest All It' tind
Family Sewing Machine
Simple and Silent.
TINKERS &. PLUMBERS,
) 3 2 q 5 0
ProKram for Preacher's fleet i.
Tho following la tho proR n f ir
Preachers' Meeting and Iiisuttite,
Ardmoro dlatrlc, Indian allusion
Conference, to be held at Marietta,
March 13 and li.
Tuesday, March 127:30 p. m.,
sermon by J. I,. Bouthwnrd.
Wednesday, Mroh 13-8:80 h m.
derotlonal ezerotsoa. B, "Scriptural
Oroands for a Divinely-Called Minis
try," J. M. Uros; 0:18, "Th' Min
ister: ills Personal Character," J,
D. Itodaeri. 10-.1S, "The Pastor anr)
Pantoral Work," J. W.Morris fol
lowed by open discussion, ll.ner.
mon by II. M. (larret. titfO p. m.
devotionnl exercises, I.. V. Oolbart.
.1. "The PnBtor nnd Itovlvnls," W.
H. Moon. 0:80. "Tho Pastor a fac
tor In Church null Psraonnc,e Pond
ing," W. D. Sauls. , "Tho Mlul i
ter nnd the Twontleth Oontury, '
Jno. I.. Willlanu. 4:30,"Our Duty
as Ministers In Circulating itoligloae
Literature," A. O. I'iokonB. 7:10,
serraon, T. Q. Whltten.
Thursday, March 11 8-.TV) a. ro
devotional exercises. J. P. VnlKer
9, "How to Crente a Missionary
Conference," J. L. Qago: open djs
ousslou. 10, "licet Method ?f Dl
Bomlnstlng Missionary Informntloir
J. I.. Sullivan. 11:30, Tho Pastor
and Collections, tho Church and
Contributions, ' W. 8 Derrick. lV,
sermon Jno. 1.. Williams. i!::i0p
m., devotional exerolaes. r!, "Why
Should our Sunday Schools bo Or
ganlztfll into Jlisslonary Soclotieo?"
1. 11. Kinsor. ;:ao, "uur Uuty as
Pastors to tho Homo Mission So
ciety," A. O. Urlggs. -I, "Tho Homo
Mission Society as a Factor in tho
Indian MleBion Conference," Mrs.
J. M. OrosB. 7:30, 'eorraon on Mis
sions by J. SI. Gross,
W. J. Sims,
Prof. Ivison, of Lonaconlng, Md.,
Buffered torribly from neuralgia of
tbo stomach and indigestion for
thirtoon years and after the doctors
failed to pure him thoy fod him on
morphino. A friend advised tho ubo
of Kodol Dyspepsia Curo and after
taking a few bottlos of it ho snys,
"It bnB cured mo entirely. I can't
eay too much for Kodol Dyspepsia
Curo." It digests what you oat. City
Drug Store, W. B. Framo, Prop.
Rev, J. II. Miller, of St. Louis,
nnd R. II. Pholps, of Oklnhomn
City, will bo here on the i!(lth in
stntit and deliver lectnros in the
afternoon nnci night, at the Cum
berJand Presbyterian church.
August I lower.
- is ) a surprising act, says
frof. Houton, "that In my tra
vols in all parts ot the world, for the
last ten years, I have mot more peo
pie having used (Jroen'a August
Flower than any other remedy, for
dyspepsia, derangod HverjRml stora
apb, and for constipation. I find for
tourists nnd salesmen, or persons
filling ofllco positions, whero head
aches aud goneral bad feollngs from
irregular habits oxiat, that Oreon's
August Flower la a grand romedy,
It does not Injure, tho system by
frcquont use, and Is excellent for
sour stomachs and Indigestion.
Snmplo bottles free at City Drug
storo Ardmoro and Madill.
Sold by tloaler8 In all civilized
(Jot Uroon's Prize Almanac.
According to tho old proverb
"money makes the maro co." This
la probably duo wholly to hor box.
Whon you nro bullous, uao thoso
famous llttlo pills known na DoWItt's
Uttlo Uarly Iihor to cloanso tho
liver and bowel. i Thoy nover grlpo.
City Drug Stori-, W. B. Frame, Prop.
1 A Lifetime 2
2 OpporSunityl o
From all main linu
points every Tuesday
Is what it costs lor
double berth in a
A comfortable, conven
ient, clean trip at a cost
Call on or address any
Santa Va asent.
"W. S. KEIJNAN,
C P. A., GalveHon.
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Ir.' r X -KKhS KD-) ( Hv 'fll-
v.M i. i iiifot Souhd, fori: '., Ion
tan ii i, Wurilngtoi. jiki t,i ' 'r.
''" " . :r.l fhr tiifb 1 iifr' - f
r' - J 1 : 1 1 ra'8, tnuri-t h. I nd
di 1 k:. ) dining twrs.
." 1". -Moi(n.,v tialu. lama
Mil ' !aNka, invaranri P-icihc
v!n ctiilc. Colorado. (I'uli.
'.at'' u.ucjtifur'jlorii pervmn, 1 n
a 1 i.atcxt night train V insa
o Ocnver; nljrht tram ' or Ne
1. Omaha. Si rUni
M 21 Hood IihIb Vanuaa Cll
Ui On hum st lnul, stiroaali ipers
No. ta Khhious t"bs!r. KM; din
inv :u.ii 'mr.ai library w, rhlroari
1 si Louis Past Vifhl Jtx-
N. 12 - r,!fc morning train east.
Wnt-' r (lesrripttv matter, rates
W.M. n M . .Kauris Olty, ilo.
1 : i.ry, 0 p. a..
S! . Louis
II 1 1.IOTT,
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PRINCIPAL CITIES OF
KATY CHA1B CARS
OPERATED BY THE COMPANY.
s Fifty Cents-
There is Something: to See
Tim Shout and
Only Scenic Hoctk to the
A 1'IHST CLASS LINE TO
Texas and Old Mexico
OAI-E CAll AND ltAIt.ltOAl)
U.VEXCELLEIJ IN AMIMUCA.
Tho most ronvonlrut all year 'round
rwort for pcoplo ic this soc-tiou
THE LINE TO THE I.A.VD oh
LEAD AND ZINC.
Kend your friends In the Old Ktt ono
of our illustrate! !ain?lileti, untltlod
"Ihe top ol the Otarkt."
"Fealhtn and Flm on th Frlieo."
"Fruit Farming Along the Friico."
"Ihe Oiatk Uplift."
"There It Something to See Along the -Friico
The moat roinrrliemlvn rnllrorul litrrt
dlitrilwteil mutn tonalr. '
Hnd n nddrew to Hoom No. 7!0 Cri
tury llulldlud, gt, Lom, unil wo
mall ooiiIm !
?S Tom's Barber Shop.
Only Qrat-claM workmen Ptniiloved.
11 ILLY MUKPIIY. thn Hslr nmtnp. la u-lil.
him, and here tn may. Location, S)6 Went
.lltllfl Bl. 1 liur llUirOllUJfO HOlIL'UL'il.
B. T. WHITLEY.
A- k. cr:oiiir-js.
Veterinary . Surgeon,
(Formerly of Gainesville. Toiae.)
Clirpflll nttontlmi l'Ivpm tn nil
PMtrUStod tit HIP 1 mil l.rnnfim1 t
...... . . . , ..... i'i i it iu
servo tne public on nil occasi.ms.
uiiu-i' at vnui' iv fiiiinii h Livery
Stable, opiiuslle Anlnmreltd olllce,
lAtok for the Golden Hoot Hli-n noat from
poaioojcH, norm sine or Main afreet.
Tbeplaco to trot llrat claaa work cheau.'
J e nerer let renalrluir ko over ulirht untln.
labed whon It can be avoided, f'Udtw