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VOLUME IX. f sidndy suaas, I Proorlct.r. AKDMORE, IND. TEH., JblUDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1901. 8UocrM.l.prT.,..N' NUMBER 48 l. P. ANDERSON, B. F. FRENSLEY, President. flee President. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository (or Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation, Surplus Fund. Cash $120,000.00 Capital Paid Up. Cash.... 60,000.00 Tho oldost bank In Indian Torrltory. Accounts of firms and Individual solicited upon tbo most liberal terms consistent -with Rood banking. A Wreath of 'Smoke Is Not Always a Pleasant One lor the Holidays. ..but it is nlways ' possible. Fire lins no respect tor norfons. seasons or thincrs. Minimize its effects, by carrying enough insurance to offset any any damage done to tho house, furniture- or stock. ROBERTS BUY THE BEST The following merchants only are Pettitt Bros., A. P. M. P. Boinar, Skipworth J. A. A. A. Bailey, J. A. Bodowitz. Kendall W. C P. A. Laughlin. Dillard I General Insurance, I Real Estate and Rental W, S, Wolverton & Sod, Agents. Ardmore Cotton Exchange. GUILLOT BROS., Managers. Oldest Commission House In the Territory. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. t (UP STAINS.) COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS For Future or I m m odlate Dollvery. Private wires New York, New Orleans & Chicago, MINIMUM ORDERS ACCEPTED. 20 Bales of Cotton. 1000 Bushels of Grain. 10 Shares of Stock. 50 Barrels of Pork. Continuous Quotations. Prompt Execution of Orders. HEFEKENCE: FIRST NAT. BANK AKDMOKE. J. R. PENNINGTON & CO. Biggest stock of staple and fancy candy over in Ardmore. Ap pies, Oranges, Lemous, Nuts. holidays. Solo distributors for tho HEii or Tut 'For Bibles, Books, C. L. ANDERSON, S. M. I0RBETT, C&shler. Asst. Cubr. IS 3 r Sc POLAND handliug Eupion Oil in Ardmore: Jones. W. A. Payne, & Allen W. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. Jenkins, 0. Croabv. M. T. Felker. Bon Bros. Co. T -r t Long Distance 'Phone No. 96. Ji. A GDI KUffi MID 11 GROCERS. Etc. See ua boforo you buy for the celebrated limn tint STATIONERY, GO TO BOYD & REEDS BOOK STORE, LEAVE TRAIL OF DL00DSHED SORROW AND SADNESS. The One Day of the Year When Peace Should Reign on Earth, Convert ed Into One of Murder, Assas sination and Riot. It Is an annual record Hint Christ mas Is not tho nil-hallowed day, many wish It to ho. Reports from all over tho country bring news of bloodshed, feuds, turmoil and strife in which many happy homos aro left desolate. Shreveport, La. Throo UlllltiRS re ported hero, all negroes, and a fire de stroying property vnluort at $70,000. DuckhMI, MIm. rrnnk Royal, shot by 14 year old girl, died Instnntly. HuntsVille, Ala. Pistol' explosion killer, two boys. Anothor fatally woun ded by explosion of a toy cannon. . Wllliamston, Ky. Quarrel In a sa loon, nine shots oxchanged. One man shot In back, another shot In tho face both will die. P ie Bluff, Ark. George Stubblefleld shot. Instantly killed by Moso Solmion. Little Rock, Ark. Three negroes killed near Wllmot. Martin Davis and Jeff Davis, cousins, engaged In a fatal duel. James Thompson a sympathizer of one was shot by father of Martin Davis. Fletcher, Tenn. Matt Kolth, post master called to his door and shot down. Bristol, Tcnn. Robort' Moore an old ox-Confodorato aftor having a fist fight was shot and Instantly killed. Hot Springs, Ark. Frank Mallory proprietor of a restaurant, Bhot and killed by Frank Chllcutt, saloon-keep er. Detrlot, Mich. Nettle Hooso a 1G year-old-glrl drank contents of vail of strychnine and climbed up tho golden stairs. Hudson, N. V. Potor A. Hollonbeck shot and instantly killed by men sup- posed to bo tobbors. Taylors Fall, Minn. Abo Nolson. split lila mothers head with an ax. Tho old lady was SO yqars old. Birmingham, Ala. Josh Williams a white boy aged M' years was shot-and killed by Arthur Porry a negro. At tho samo placo Jack Harrison white man suot and Instantly killod by a negro. Fort Wayne, Ind. Tho skeleton In a closot shows death by gas of Georgo Schaffer and Anna James. Brazil, Ind. Richard Wntklns Bhot and killed by his 19-year-old son Theo dore. Jacksboro, Tex. Tom Marx, imper sonating Santa Claus sovoroly burned. New York. John Hell shot and kill ed his wife, jealousy tho supposed causo. uasirop, tx. jorn Majors negro killed by Tom an- Ji'kson Veal who cut Ills tli. oat fpTi to cnr. Red Rock, Tex. I on Baker a young farmer, in a row with Jim Chaffeo was killed. Bertman, Tex. A woll known citi zen of this placo was stabbed to death. Austin, Tex. In row over a dog Henry Jaekson was shot and killed by John Reed. Near tho samo placo Dick Pattorson a young negro was chopped and horribly mutilated with a hoo in tho hands of two other negroes. ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING AT ROFF, Young Man Discharges Gun Receives Contents and Loses an Arm. Special Phono to the Ardtnorelto. Wynnewood, I. T. Dec. 27. Nows has roached horo of an accidental shooting which occurred at Roff yos torday. Three brothers, George, Jot and Gon- oral Sulllvau had decided to spond Christmas day out hunting. They loft tho buggy In which thoy journoyod to tho country and wore in a fluid on tho lookout for gamo when Jot decided to go back to tho buggy nftor somo more ammunition. While reaching Into tho biiggy aftor samo tho trlggor of his gun caught on tho stop of the buggy and was discharged, tho contents eiv torlng Ills shoulder. Tho two other brothers heard tho shot and hurried to him and took him to Roff. Tho phy slclans wero forced to amputate hla arm this morning. No dirt, no mineral, no waato In Laldlaw's coal, 19-tf A VERY WIND YSTORY. That Jest, .lames, the Notorious Ban- I dlt, Still Lives. Donvdr. Col., Dec. 2(1. Georgo Thompson, who is under nrrest hero for horse stealing, la, according to the belief of a number of trustworthy men who have known him for many years, none other than Josso Jamca, tho fnni oa bandit, and tho real victim of Rob Ford's bullet was, thoy say, tho ban dit's cousin. Thompson haB been in Colorado for 2 Oyears and lived with his family In tho San I.ula valloy undor tho namo of Jack Howard. Those facts about Thompson coin- cldo exactly with tho testimony given a year, ago in Kanras City by Mrs. Jeaso James. Sho said she lived in Southern Colorado nineteen years ago with her husband under tho name of Howard. Thompson Is a man of tromondous muscular power, and In nppoaranco bears out tho story of those who bo- lievo him to bo identical with Jesse James warn" SPANISH SQUATTERS. Liquor Smugglers Warned to Leave at Once Menace to Public, sonvillo, Fla., Doe. 2C Spanish JacM squatters on tho Island of La Costa, a government reservation near tho mouth of Chunntto harbor, southwest of Florida, mint leave thoro nt onco, under orders from tho treasury depart ment. Tho revenue cutter Hamilton, act ing under orders, visited tho Island last week, and Lieutenant Van Das korick landed nnd dollvored tho ordor to tho squatters. Thoro nro nbout for ty of them Including men, women and children. Thoy wore found on the boaclj ostensibly fishing. More than n year ;ago the cutter McLean visited tho Island and captured a number of smugglers. They found tho Island was mado tho rendezvous for smuggling liquors in to tho Florida mainland, the fishing business of tho people being only n blind. Tho Stato board of health declared some months ago that this Island wns a nuisance to Florida's health, as tho Spanish smugglers from Havana touched thoro landing liquors regularly. Tho Island contains several hundred ncros. Most of tho people thoro aro Spanish. THEY MADE ROME HOWL. Negro Boys In Southtown Had Fire Works Galore. On Christmas night thoro was about as many fireworks burnod In Ardmore as thoro was on Christmas ovo night. It scorned as though tho boys wero just gotting warmed up to tholr work by Christinas night, and tho town wns lit up from ono end to tho othor for sovoral hour a after supper Christmas nlghL Especlially was this tho caso over In Southtown, whero tho boys Just simply mado "Romo howl" for a whllo. And it was notlcpd that tho no gro boys toolc a bigger hand in it than tho whlto boys; in fact, thoy had Roman candles, sky-rockets, flro crack ors till you couldn't rest. It was very notlccablo at tho time. Yesterday morning It was discol ored that W. II. Sullivan .who keops a storo across tho railroad, had his storo broken into tho night boforo, and nearly all tho flroworks that ho had woro missing. Strange to rolato thoro was nothing missing but flroworka. Tho parties stealing them must liavo been In too big a hurry to think about anything else. This morning several negro boys were arrostod, nbout a dozen of them in all, but no diroct ovldonco could be gathorod against thorn, so they woro allowed to go on their own rccognl xanco until more dovolopmennts woro obtalnod. Licensed to Wed. Sovornl llconsos woro Issued by tho dork today, among which wo quote: -Lindsay' Brooks, 22, Gortrudo Col lins, both of Holdor. This oounlo was united in marriage by Deputy Clorl: N. H. McCoy, In the dork's olllco. M. I). Honson,23, and Emago Scrig gins, 20, Nowton. E. Whltoworth, C5, Sarah B. Duckor, 30, Oakland. Money on Eaoy Terms. Tho local agent tor tho Metropolitan Loan nnd Ranking Company of Fort Worth, is nt J. 12. Arnold's olllco por mnnontly. Parties wishing money to build or Improvo property or pay on present mortgages, will savo monoy by calling at tho above office 12-m I1I1Y WRESTLING WITH THEIR RE-OR. GANIZATION. Offices Slated for Abolishment Will Cut Many fat Snaps All Appoint ments Suspended Awaiting Action of Proposed Change. Special to tho Ardmorclte. Washington, D. C, Dec. 25. Secre tary Hitchcock is now wrestling with tho plan for the proposed organization and rearrangement of tho land dis tricts in Oklahoma Territory. Com missioner of tho General Land Olllco, Hlngor Herman, submitted nu elabor ate roport to tho Secretary's olllco out lining a number of Important changes, moro thnn a week ngo. Tho commis sioner's report hns boon passed upon by tho division chiefs, nnd passed up to tho Secretary for final action. Al ready Secrotary Hitchcock lias discov ered that tho problom presented Is somowhat difllcult of solution. 1'owor- fur Inilnoncos have already boon brought to bear, upon tho Socrotary in favor of tho retention of cortnln offlcos which expediency nnd good judgment ns well ns the good of tho sorvlcos, do- mnnd should bo discontinued. And so the secrotary finds himself confronted on ono sldo by tho politicians nnd rep resentatives of railroads, nnd on tho othor, by a plain business proposition which seems to admit of no question of dispute as to what his course should bo. And thoro Is llttlo question as to his decision. At least throo of tho land ofllccs In tho Torrltory must go, aud an enual numlinr nf rnt-latAra nni .- colvers thrown out of thjolr positions. It Is Important that this question should bo disposed of nt an early dato. for already the terms of sovon regis- era and receivers In the Territory have xpircd and tho president Ib postponing action upon tho question of tho selec tion of their successors until tho rcor gnnlzntlon plan la porfectcd. Commissioner Horman has recom mended tho abolishment of threo land districts and tholr consolidation with contiguous districts In tho Torrltory. Tho Oklahoma City land district, tho commissioner recommends should bo abolished and tho eastern portion con solidated with tho Guthrlo olllco. Tho western portion, the commissioner re commends should bo added to tho Mun gum olllco. Hut tho Oklahoma City pcoplo arc voliomently protesting against tho adoption of such a plan. And their protest Is supported by tho Choctaw railroad officials. As cither Gtilnrlo or Oklahoma City land ofllces must go to the Commission or, who has had a caro'inl Investiga tion of oxlstlng conditions believes that tho good of tho sorvlcc demands tho continuance of tho Guthrlo olllco, and has accordingly rccommonded tho abolishment of tho Oklahoma City of flco In his roport. Tho Kingfisher olllco Is also upon tho list of land ofllces to bo abolished Tho plan proposes n consolidation of a portion of this land district with tho Guthrlo district, tho northern portion wlh tho Knld district and tho south ern portion with the El Reno district. Tho Alva district Ib also recommend ed by tho commissioner to bo abolish- A. J. WOLVERTON, J.A. BIVENS, Prcsidont. V-Proi. TY NATIONAL BAN ARDMORE. I. T. Capital and .Surplus Accounts of firms and Individuals Accorded ALBATROSS FLOUR, It is the Best. Top Notch in Quality, The Standard that all -others try to reach. For sale by all first-class grocers. WHiTEMAN BROS,, SOLE DISTRIBUTORS, cd and divided between tho Woodward and Knld districts. U is also probably that tho Perry ofTIco may bo discontinued nnd con solidated with tho Knld nnd Guthrie olllces. Secretary Hitchcock Is making a careful examination Into tho existing conditions nnd will reach a decision shortly. As soon as a dcflnlto plan Is decided upon by tho secretary it will bo embodied In n proclamation and sent to tho president for his signature. In tho mean tlmo nil land olllco ap polntments have boon suspendd. NEGRO SHOT THROUGH LEG. His Companion Was Trying to Take Weapon From Him. Harry Martin and Jim Williams bolh colored, havo been working for con tractor John Hurke. on tho A. & C, rail road Just west of town. Tho two negroes enmo to town last night nnd aftor prowling around for somo tlmo thoy concluded to return to enmp. Williams was owner of tho pistol, but lmd lonued It to Martin. Whon thoy stnrted homo Williams wanted his pistol but Martin did not glvo It to him. ' Thoy had got nearly to Main street across tho railroad whon Williams Jumped on Martin with tho Intention of taking tho weapon away from him. Williams was much tho largest and stoutost of tho two, nnd had got hold of tho weapon, and In trying to wrench It from Martin's grasp, got hla Angers on tho trlggor. and tho pistol went off. tho ball ontorlng tho right thlnh Just above tho kneo, coming out Just below tho kneo. Williams then made hla escapo and Martin waa taken to Nathan Martins restaurant, nnd laid on n cot. An Ardtnorelto rcportar visited tho placo this morning and found Drs. lloglo and Alvls, who had Just llnlsh. cd dressing tho limb. Tho negro may come out alright, but will need enro, ho Imply had an old quilt thrown over him nnd nothing whatever undor him ox copt tho woven wlro thnt made tho cot. Tho negro had no money, Uurke'owed mm none, nnd taking him altogether he Is an object of charity. There always scorns to bo somo ono to say of nn old nnd homely woman, "bho wns a beautiful, girl." Whon peoplo seo nn ugly man and a protty daughter, thoy decldo that hn mother nt homo must' bo lino looking. NOW.... Is tho time to list your property thnt U for sule. List it with us. We havo customers for all classes. To Buyers. . Be sure and see Us before buy ing. We can suit you and save you money. , Tenant Property. We pay especial attention to collection of rents. We under etaud it and make it pay good re turns. Wo want to do business with you and for vou. Redfield Real Estate Agency, listabllshcd 9 Years, CRUCU BLOC. ARDMOR&, I. T DON LACY. A.H. PALMER Cashier. Asst. Cashor. 500,000.00,. solicited. Courtoous troatraeot all alike.