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VOLUME IX. f SIDNEY SUtlUa, I I f'roorletar. J ABDMOKE, INI). TEll., Kill DAY EVENING, .JANUARY 17, 1902. isunacKit'TioN.i V Obs Year . J NUMBER 0G L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. P. FRENSLEY, Vies President. pihst natiina mm Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation, Surplus Fund, Cash $135,000.00 Capital Paid Up, Cash-... 60,000.00 Tho oldost bank la Indian Torrltory. Accounts of firms and Individuals solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with good bunking, A Wreath of Smoke Is Not Always a Pleasant One lor the Holidays- ..but it is always possible. Fire has no respect for persons, seasons or things. Minimize its effects by carrying nny damogo douo to tlu house, urnituro or stock. ROBERTS &. POLAND SUV THE BEST Tho folio wine merchants only are Pettitt Bros., A. F. M. F. Bornar, Skipworth J. A. A. A. Bailey, .1. A. Bodowitz, Kendall W. 0. P. A. Laughlin. Dillard I General insurance, i Real Es I Rental late and W. $, Wolverton & Son, Agents, Mi Ardmore Cotton Exchange. GUILLOT BROS., Managers. Oldest Commission House In the Territory. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. (up stairs.) COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS For Futuro or Immedlato Dollvary. Private wires fjew York, New Orleans & Chicago, MINIMUM ORDERS ACCEPTED. 20 Bales of Cotton. 1000 Bushels of Grain. 10 Shares of Stock. 50 Barrel of Pork. Continuous Quotations. Prompt Execution of Orders. REFERENCE: FIRST NAT. BANK AKPMOItn Jt R. PENNINGTON & CO. Biggest stock of staple and fancy candy ever seen' in Ardmore Apples, Oranges', Lemons, Nuts, etc I, Sole distributors for the celebrated 1 " or i nil fin; The Ardmareite S. M. TORBEIT, Asst. Cashr, for. enough innurunco to offset any handling Eupion Oil in Ardmore: Jones. W. A. Payne, & Allen W. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. Jenkins, 0. Crosbv. M. T. Felker. Bon Bros. Co. f ffi -If T r Long Distance 'Phone No. 96. C. L. AHDSHSUN, Cashier. U1I .....Milt mas m mm mas. JOB PRINTING 01E STATE fl FII RESULT MANY DIFFICULTIES CONFRONT ING STATEHOOD BOOMERS. Considerable Politics Involved The Republicans Claim to Act For the Ultimate Good of All the P pie In Both Territories, Washington, D. C. Jan. lfi. It Is al- ronily ovidont thnt thoro will bo many dlfflcultlos and complications thrown In Uio way or statohood for Oklahoma. Politics has entered Into the consider ation of tho question, and the demo crats see an opportunity to add two moro States to the Union, which, they bellovo will seniJ d'.mocratlc rep resentatives to coitRro.T- and four Unit ed States senators to tho senate, in addition they also seo In tho distant futuro a chance to gain from twolvo to sixteen votes In tho nlnctnr.il cnl lege, whlcii Is of i;rcat lmportanco In a presidential election. A"nd this play for political advantage may place In Jeopardy tho chances for statehood of Oklalionm. The democrats will understand that Indian Territory Is overwhelmingly democratic, and that Oklahoma Is, at lrast, doubtful In a political oloctlon. By creating two States out of tho Tor rltorlos they would add to tholr strength in tho senate, two United States senators from Indian Territory. In Oklahoma, they figure, that with statehood secured, thoy could carry that Territory, thus adding to tholr strength in tho national congress, and getting litem six or seven additional votes In tho olectoral college. Tho republican party Is, however, viewing tho proposition In a different light. They tiro considering it from the standpoint of tho . -.forests of tho people, as well ns tho nation. Thoy aro almost unanimous In tho belief that double statehood would glvo the peoplo of tho two Territories unduo representation in tho United States and at tho same time, lmposo upon tho in unusual hardships in tho main tcnance of two separate forms of Stato govornment.. Scarcely a ropub lienn can bo found In olthcr tho houso or tho sonato wh would bo willing to voto for a statehood bill which did not provldo ultimately for tho absorp tion of Indian Territory. Added to these complications Is tho clamor of tho peoplo of Indian Torrl tory for Immediate recognition. This during the contlnuanco of tho tribal forms of government Is an lmpossllini ty; yet from letters now pouring In upon the momhers of tho two Tcrrltor lal committees of the houso and sen ato It Is evident that the peoplo of Indian Territory Intend to forco their claims upon congress If posslblo, and In ovent they fall to sccuro what thoy aro demanding, thoy will endeavor to dofeat statehood for Oklahoma. And to this attempt they will sccuro Uio co-oporatlon of a largo numbor of dem ecratlc members of tho houso anil senate. An attempt has been mado to pla cato.tho peoplo of Indian Territory by tho Introduction of a Ulll by Congress man Moon, of Tennessee, creating Territorial form of government for that Territory. Hut complications In tho way of such an enactment aro so r.umorous that It Is exceeding doubt ful whether It will ever becomo a law. Tho main objection to such a law is tho fact that It would, by Implication annul and appeal tho vital features of tho ngremonts made by tho Unitoi' States with tho Indian Nations, ft would, of a necessity, destroy their tribal forms of government, abolish tholr councils, antl removo from thofr supervision all control over the'r do mestlc affairs. Such legislation, oven If enacted, would bo of doubtful con stltutlonallty, for It has not yet been rtcflnltoly settled by tho courts whoth cr congress has In Its powor to ro peal and annul tho various treaties mado with tho Indian Natlous in In dian Territory without first securing tholr consent. This question Is now pending In tho court In tho conjunn tlon suit against tho secretary of tho interior to restrain him from opening tho lands of tho Kiowa, Comancho am Apaclio tribes In Oklahoma. It seems probablo that tho commit- tco on territories of tho houso will fa vorably report Delogato Flynn's bill providing for statehood for Oklahoma, with several amendments covering do feels which exist In the measure That bill will contain a provision for tho ltlmato absorption of Indlnu Torrl tory. There seems to bo little doubt but that It will pass tho houso. When It comos to the senato, however, now dimcultles will nrlso. In that body thoro Is no limit to debato, and If tho omocrats, ns now seems certain, sou lit to nntngonlzo tho hill bocausc of the provision for the nbsorptlon of Indian Territory, thoy can cosily talk It to doath.On tho othor hand, tho republi cans ln(that body will not consent to tho passage of a statehood bill for Ok lahoma, without a provision for tho ul timate annexation of Indian Torrltory. Mr. Thomas Doyle, of Parry, ono of ho delegates selected by the Muskogeo convention has already nrrlvcd In tho Ity, and 1ms suggested several amend ments to Delogato Klynn's bill which will undoubtedly bo adopted by tho committee. Tho bill provides for tho selection of sovoDiy-flvo momben to the constitutional convention, to bo apportioned among tho various coun ties of tho torrltory In proportion to tholr population as ascertained by tho Twolfth census. Under such a provis ion tho three now counties created last June, Klown, Comnncho and Wichita counties, would not bo entitled to rep resontatlon in tho constitutional con entlon. An nmondment will bo In serted, giving them representation based upon a census which mny be ta ken. Mr. Doyle fs also Insisting that the peoplo In tho Osage country should be also represented, particularly, as that reservation will be thrown open shortly to settlement and mako a por tion of tho stnto of Oklahoma. Section 0 of tho bill provides that sections 1G am) 3G, and lands tnkon In lieu thoreof, granted to tho Stato lor support of tho common schools shall bo disposed of only at public sulo tho proceeds to const ltluto a common school fund, tho Intorost of whl.-h, shall bo oxpended only In tho suppo. I of such schools. An amendment will bo proposed to this pcctlon providing for tho salo of tho lands In bucIi a way as tho stato legislature may provide Tho object of this Is to permit tho log Islaturo to appoint a board of nppnls ore to nppralso the school lands, and to glvo tho procnt lessees proforciKO rights. In other words, It Is proposed that thoso parties who havo been I sis lug tho school land many havo nn opportunity to purchase tho lands upon which thoy have beon living, nnd upon which thoy havo mado Improvements If thoy so doslre, at tho appraised vnl ue by tho board. Tho proposition for tho ultlmato ob sorption of Indian Torrltory has mot with much opposition by many citizens of Oklahoma, becnuso of tho advan atges that tho peoplo of tho former sltullons. Tho absorption of Indian lands already socurcd to Oklahoma In Indian Territory there will bo no lands reserved for school purposes frdm which revenue could bo derived for tho support of tho educational n btltutlons. Tho absorption of Inldan Torrltory, therefore, would mean that tho peoplo of that torrltory would bo como equal beneficiaries with tho peo ple of Oklahoma In tho dlstrlbut'on of Uio funds for tho malntenanco of public and stato educational Instltu tlons. In order to ovorcomo this Mr, Doylo has suggested that tho govonv mcnt ccdo to tho now stato tho unoc cuplcd public lands In Oklahoma which may bo disposed of, and tho proceeds used for tho maintenance o public and stato schools. As thoro aro-soveral million acror. of mibllc lands still remaining unoc cuplcd in Oklahoma, this would havo n tendency to somewhat equalize tho school fund problem. Tho sugges tlon 1ms met with genoral favor, and will probably bo Incorporated In the bill, as reported from tho committee, Ilorotoforo, congross has always fixed a minimum prlco upon tho school lands owned by tho torrltorlos at flio time of tholr admUslon Into tho Union as a stato, In many Instances this lias prevented tho disposition of tho lands by tho states and rendered thorn pruc tlcally valueless, When Wyoming wa3 admitted as a stato congress fixed minimum price of flu por aero upon tho school lands. Two years ago th Stato memorialized congress through tho legislature to permit Wyoming (o deed back to tho federal government several hundred thousand acres of school lands which tho stato was un able to dispose of at tho minimum prlco flxod by congress. Thoro haalbocn much apprehension thaC a similar provision would bo In serted in .tho Oklahoma Btatohood bill nd tho friends of tho measure aro now using tholr Influence to provenC Its adoption. FIRST TIME IN HISTORY OF IN- DlAN TERRITORY BANKS. FiftyFour National Banks In Indian Territory Have Increased Their Resources and Liabilities Nearly Fifty Per 'Cent. Special to tho Ardmorolte. Washington, D. C, Jan. 1G. Tho comptroller of Uio currency has Just ecolvod reports from fifty-four na tional banks In Indian Territory, show ing tholr condition at tho closo of business on Tuesday, Decombor 10, I. For tno first tlmo In tho lilstjury the .Torrltory tho resourCffSand liabilities of tho national banks ex ceed $10,000,000. This Is nn Increaso during tho last year of over $5,000, 000 or nearly BO por cent, and Indi cates tho rapid dovolopmont of tho osourcoa of tho Torrltory taking place. Tin loans and discounts of tho fifty-four national banks on Docom- er 10. amounted to $B.28G,71l!.0G; the Individual deposits on tho fiatno lato aggregated $5,610,311.85. Tho Increase In tho loans and discounts during tho p.-ut threo months haB been over 000,000, while tho Increaso in Individual deposits Is a little ovor half a million dollars. Tho principal Itonm m tho two no- ountfl, as ahown In tho report aro or follows: Resource: $5,2SC,73G.9G; overdrafts, $1.109,G29.t2; U. S. bonds to sccuro circulation, $810,250; duo from na tional banks (not rosorvo agents), $189,001.18; duo from Blato banks und bankers, $41,070.88; duo from approv ed roservo ngents. $1,005,022.38: checks and othor cnBh Items, $87, 777.74; bills of othor natlonnl banks, 81,387; fractional paper currency. nickels and cents, $-10,088.81; lawful monoy rosorvo In bank, $58l,5G3.3G; flvo por cont redemption fund with troaBiiry, $12,019.55. Total, $10,009, 889.12. Liabilities: Capital stock paid in, 2.105,110; surplus fund, $370,351.41; undivided profits, loss oxponaos and laxos paid, $179,195.30; national bank notes fssuod, $852,7C0; duo to othor national banks, $282,317.95; duo to stato banks and bankers, $93,203.32; duo to approved rosorvo agents, $18,- 517.81; dividends unpaid,, $1,830; In- llvidual deposits, $5,510,311.85; notes J. A. BIVENS, President. A. H. PALMER, Cashier. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital and Surplus Accounts of flrtns and individuals Accorded The First National' Bank of Marietta, I. T. Established, 1896 offers to depositors every facility which their Balances, Business and responsibility warrant. Directors Judge Overton Love Geo. M. D Holfokd Jas A. White Li. F. Guaham A GOLD MEDAL is a badge of merit, and this distinction was awarded Albatross Flour at the Pan-American competition. This should mean something to that can be made. Your grocer WHITE MAN BROS., and bills redlscounted. $5G.5b5.90: bills payable, $110,000; liabilities oth er than thoso above Btatod, $8,030.51. Total. $10,009,870.12. Tho'averago ro Mrvo hold Is 29.99 per cent. SHOOTING BEE AT BERWYN. The Result of a Joke Between two Colored Men No Arrest. Spooinl Phono to tho Ardmorolte. Ilerwyn, I. T., Jan." 10. A Bhootlnir affray occurred at tho homo of John Hobo, colored, threo miles noith of hero, yostorday afternoon. Itoso was shot In tho thigh by an other negro named Huko Johnson up on whom ho had played a Joko. No arrests havo been made. OPPOSED TO SOCIAL EQUALITY. He Must Hang But Wants a Different and Separate Gallows. Oxford, Jan. 10. Tho Jury In tho second trial of Whit Owens for tho murder of Hugh Montgomery today returned a vcn'.lct of guilty and ho wns sontonced to bo hanged on Fri day, February 15, tho samo day fixed Tor tho hanging of Will Mnthlaa and Orlando Lestor. Will Mathlas has re quested Judgo Lowry to havo his hanging at a different hour from tho tlmo at which tho negro, Orlando Les ter, will bo hanged and has asked that ho bo hanged from a different pnllows. Ho says ho Is opposed to so- I cml oflunHty and that Is why tho ro quest Is made. Seo what Loatherwood & Fltilder havo boforo buying clnowhoro. lC-3t For Sale Corner lot lGOxlJO, four room dwelling, close in, very dcBiruble location; $700. Corner lot 200 feet square, threo room dwelling, streets on threo sides. Corner lot, elegant residence, 8 rooms, every convenience, extra desirahle locution. Above nro IncaroillniioutliweMorn part ofcl'T. It will imy to liivustlitnto If you unnt a (IcHlralilo homo. Husineos Property, Two story modern brick 25x100, good lnentifin. Pays annual ren tal of $1080 Two story brick 25x100, good location. Pays rental of $1000 venrlv. If yon want to huy, nMI or rant nny oIhsb of city nroporty, either (.All I" or lUM I,t,, we will tiftx our ben endontora to muki) It your interest to deal wtih us. Redfield h rsfate 2 Rental Agency Established 9 Years DON LACY, Vice-President. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cash. I. TV $90,000.00, solicited. Courteous treatment all allko. Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatkick W. S. Derrick J. G. Butler Exposition over all you if you want the best Flour will supply you. Distributor, Ardmore.