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writ tilt. VOLUME IX. j sidnby suaas. l Proorlctar. J ABlMOItE, 1ND. TER., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 1902. I SUBSCRIPTION, t 1 One Ysar SI. J number 08 Jmim me l. P. ANDERSON, Fro&ldent. B. P. FRENSLEY, Ylce President. G. L. ANDERSON, Cishler. S. U. TORBEIT, Asst. Caihr, FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmorc, Indian Territory. Designator Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. Surplus Fund, Cash $135,000.00 Capital Paid Up. Cash.... 60,000.00 Tho oldost bank In Indian Torrltory. Accounts of Anns and Individual solicited upon tho moit liberal terms consistent with Rood banking. Wreath of Smoke Is Not Always a Pleasant One lor the Holidays. ..but it is always possible. Fire bus no respect for persons, seasons or thincs. "'P Minimize its effects by aarryint; enough iusurunco nny dutnuRO done to tho house, furniture or stock. ROBERTS & POLAND to jffset any BES' BUY the: EuDion nloof from tho olllcors. howrvi r. and was never n rested until yesterday morning, when "Deputy Jnek Mnrtln arrested Mm nenr Keller. Ho was placed In Jail. ASSESSMENT VALUATIONS Q; DAWES COMMISSION GONE. Inquiry Instituted to Ascertain How Land Companies In Muskogee Ob tained Possession of Assess ment Records of Lands. Tlmt old rolnble Mitchell wagon, Tho Monarch of the Hoad " Is sold In A nl more ly Williams, Corhn & G04N0 make of tho newer wagons can over supplant It. Tliuy uro ns poifoct as a wagon can ho. Call In nnd Heo tho wagons and auk nbout prlcus nnd terms. 20-tf Talk of the town Florldlnl. 20-2t In connection with the recent oxpos- uro of tho fraudulent methods adopt ed by certain of tho land companies tho discovery has been made that complete record of all the appraise meuts mado by the fluid force of tho Dawes commission has been stolen from tho commissioner's olllcos. Cop Its of the two records wore found In the ofllces of two of the land com panies which have como under thi ban of the Secretary of the Interior. How these records wore obtained I a mystery that C. H. llrcckonrldgo of MR. CURTIS' NEW BILL. 1S, Introduced In the House January and Referred to Committee. A. 11111, to provide for tho. appoint ment of certain olllcors In tho Indian Territory, and for other purposes. Do It enacted by the Senate nnd House of Representatives of tho Unit ed Slates of America In Congress assembled. That the president of tho Unltod Stntos, with tho ndvlce and consent thp commission Is now attempting to of tho Senate shall appoint a govern or In nnd for the Indian territory r Tho folio wius merchants only are handling Eupiou Oil in Ardmore: Pcttitt Bros., M. F. liomar, Skipworth J. A. A. A. Bailey, J. A. Bodowitz. Kendall W. 0. P. A. Laughlm. A. F. Jones. Dillard & Allen W. A. Payne, V. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. Jenkins, 0. Croabv. M. T Felker. Son Bros. Co. f f el r'J. 4- .3 General Insurance, Real Estate and ental. W. S, Wolverton & Son, Agents. T T T n -I T T idinore Cotton Exchange. GUILLOT BROS., Managers. Oldest Commission House In the Territory. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. (up staius.) V COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS For Futuro or I m mo d la to Dellvory. Private jvires New 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. Long Distunco 'Phone REFERENCE: FIRST NAT. BANK AKDMOHE No. 96. solve. That a member of tho commission's forco was btibod Is nccopted as tho on ly plauslblo explanation, and M Urorkonrldgo has ordered an Inquiry. The olllrers of the companies . were summoned before the commission i'storday, but refused to explain o'i they had obtnlnod the rocords. On thi advice of their attorneys they refus (d to be sworn, and dofled tho com mission to force an explanation from them. Mr. Ureconrldgo communicated nil tho facts In tho case to tho Secretary of tho Interior. Tho authority of thr secretary Is supreme in tho Indian Torrltory, and tho entire cotono of land operators can bo expelled lron within Its limits by hliu. If ho decider that thoy aro a inonaco to the Into'' ests of tho Indlnns, Tho value of tho stolon rocords car. bo approximated from tho fact, that cvory aero of ground in the Crook Na Hon Is scheduled In tiiom, with the government's assessment, of its vnl ue. No ono except tho mombors of the commission ovor had nccoss to thorn. Uy referring to them tho land companies could ascertain exactly what class tho lauds leased by them woro scheduled In and find to how many acros tho holdor vns entltlol through Ills allotment. All unallotod lands In tho Indian Torrltory have been surveyed, nnd assessed by tho Held force of tho commission. Thoso assessments determine tho size of tho allotment. As nn lllustra Hon on tho hypothesis, Hint an equal partition of tho tribal lands would al low each member of tho tribe J 00 ncros, tho ulfforonce In valuo of the land would work a hardship on those who wero forced to tako an allotment In an unproductive locality. To over como this, the government has ratel tho lands In different classes, and tnoso who recolvo an allotment in a productive section, recolvo a propor Honatcly reduced acreage, It has dovelopcd that one land con: pany has obtained a strip of tho rich' est bottom land that stretches from n point a few miles south of Muslio geo to Chccotah, covering an nrea of nearly twenty squnro miles. Tho com pany has nlnety-nino year paid up leases for every acre, and hohta tho 'bond for tltlo" of every occupant of tho land. Tho officials of tho Interior Dopartmont purpose to Inform nil o allottees of tholr rights in Hie ppr.' Ises and. In connection with the threat onod criminal prosecutions, wl'l ro storo tho lands to tholr rightful own ors. Wo have recently embarked in the GROCERY AND FEED business nod deBiro to call your especial attention to our stock of clean, fresh Groceries. We buy all kind'of Feed in car lots and can give ynu what you want at very low figures. A share of your trade is respect fully solicited. WEBSTER & McCHAREN, Phone 202. West Main St. In tha Banks building The Ardmoreite For First-Class May Issue Bonds. Washington, D. Q Jan. 18. Tho hoiiBo passed a bill for tho protection of towns In tho Inuinn Torrltory and providing that thoy may Issuo bonds to an amount not to exceed flvo mills on each dollar of tho taxable propor ty of tho municipality for construe Hons of sowers, water works and school houses. Caught Him at Last. Something llko a year and n half ago Doputy It. M. Cummlngs killed a man out near Keller whllo trying to arrest him. At tho time of this ac cident It seems that ono Lum Boran non tried to detain tho marshal from doing his duty, which 1b against the law In this country, and for which a warant was Issued for Mr. Dohannon's arrest Mr. Bohannon kept himself who shnll lie vested with oxecutlvo power and authority over said Terri tory, see thai the laws are faithfully oxetuited. ami hold his office for four years, and until his successor shnll ho appointed and qualified, unless sooner removed by tho president. The gorernor shall reside within said Tor rltory, shall he commander In chief of the militia thereof, shall be super intendent of Indian affairs thnrolirr and perform such duties relating thoroto as may bo prescribed by tho president of tho United Stntos am" secretary or tiio interior; lio niny grant reprieves for offenson agnlnst the law of tho Unltod Stntos and of nny Stato In forco thoreln until tho decision of the president enn ho mado known thereon. He shnll also bo one of the commissioners of tho Flvo Civ ilized Tribes, known na the "Dawes Commission," and ox officio prosldunt of utVt.eommlsslon. He shall ho paid a salary of $C000 por yoar for his norvlcos, and sucn nn nmount for con tlngent oxpensos as may bo doomed propor by the fycrotnry of tho Inter lor. Sec. 2. That thoro shall also bo up pointed by tho preside a secretary In nnd for snld Terr I to. who shall hold his offico for four yua, unloss hooner romovod for causo, whose du ties, feos, nnd emoluments shall bo prescribed by tho secretary of the In torlor: Provided, That tho said secre tary of Torrltory shall bo paid a sal nry, which when added to said feos and omolumonts will nmount to $3000 por annum. Until othurwlBO provided by tho law tho govomor and secretary shall hold tholr ofllccs at tho town of Muskogee In said Torrl tory. Sec. 3. That a dologato to tho llouso of Representatives to sorvo during each congress of the United States may ho elected liy tho malo Inhabit anto of said Territory, qualified to servo as united states jurors, wno r.hall ho entitled to tho same rights and privileges as aro exorcised and enjoyed by delegates from tho sover al other Territories of tho United Stntes In tho Houso of Itoprosonta tlvos. Tho first election shall bo held at such time and plnco and bo conduct od In sucn mannor as tho govomor shall appoint and direct aftor at loast thirty days notlco to. bo glvon by proclamation; and nt all subsequent elections the tlnio, pltfeo and mannor of holding elections shnll bo doslg' nnted by tho governor until otherwlso provided by law. Sec. 1. That tho numbor of votes cast at each voting precinct, for ov ery person voted for as such dologe.t shall, within throo days, ho certified sealed up, and transmitted by mail to tho secretary of said Torrltor who, In tho presence of the governor 6nd chlo' juptlco of tho Torrltory, ehall open and canvass the same. The person having tho grcntcst numbor of votes of tho qualified olectors, aB horelnboforo provided, shall bo declar ed by tho governor elected, nnd n cer tificate thereof shall bo accordingly given. normou8 Well to be Dun Three Ronds Depot Together. Tho now railroads coming Into Ard more nro doing their best to complete tholr linos as quickly us pos-ilblc. Tho O. & (I., people are nearly toady lay track along tho entire line. he big cut out between Provenco nnd Durwood Is tho last grading to be done, nnd Shippoy hns thrown all his forces to work on if, nnd working Irom day light until dark Is making great In roads In that cut. Wo mulcntnnd this cut Is being mndu with enough for both roads. H Is now prohablo that tho iuylng of track will bo dono altogether from he other end. Othor .preparations are going nhead, howover. Mr. C. O. Scrlvons, of tho wnter en gineering corps has Poor, hero now for some time, and told nn Ardmoreite roportor thi morning Hint the com- pnny would sink nn onormous wMl In the southern part of tho city Tho well ill bo 21 feet In diameter, nnd 100 feet deep, anil will hold oh, wo haven't figured out oxnetly bow much wnter but It will hold all the water u the world Hint Isn't outsfdo of It. Mr. Scht I veils Is ono of thoso mon that you read about, that knows how o find water. IIo locatos tho wator not with a hickory stick, magic wand, or any of thoso old fogy ways but he finds It from scientific prlmlpnls and mnthemntlcnl calculations. Schrlvens Is of tho opinion Hint there is no nitoslnn wntor undnr us. but on tho othor hand that at, or noar 0Q0 foot bolow us thoro Is nny qunnt- Ity of coal. SOME RAILKOAD MATTERS. Hear Florldlnl tomorrow night. The Klngmnnn mowers nnd cultiva tors load the world. Tholr construc tion Is Bimplo nnd fewer rcpnlrs have to bo mndo .in thorn than on other mnkes. Buy them from Williams, Corhn & Co. 20-tf Tho supemntural Is supposed to be that portion of the natural that we do not understand. Trot your hobby nnd Join tho grand procession of reformers. in somo pressing instnnccs ono must pay his respects In cash. Dixon's Shoe Shop WhlttlnKtnn Ilulltllni; nnuth IJo Knstl Mnln St , Arilmnro, I, T., A Ml'Li: machinery nnd iklllful work ty limn. Hoot j nnd Hhocn mrwl to or der. Nepal r work of nny kind dono nt reonnl)lo lirlcon. Hoots from $8 to JH. Hhoun from SI to J. Kxnort Htltcblntr nnd rntclilni; dono. All work eunrnntpcd. A rrductlon of 20 per cent on all work for poor widows nud orphann. Hliop Hoots nnd Hlioes kept on li.ind for sale. Your custom will lie appreci ated. II. J. DIXON. New Suits Filed. Two new suits wore filed In the dis trict clork's oillca today. J. T. Johnson s. I.I..le .Inl.nsnn Is the stylo of ono divorce suit. Mr. Johnson nllogcs that .is wlfo, among othor things, has aban doned him ,nnd nsks tho court for n dissolution of Ihclr mnrrlago vows. Kntlo Thompson vs. Bubo Curtis. Unlawful detainer suit. A clioleo stock of men's furnishing goods Is being slnugntercd at cost Como early and buy. lC-tf. ED 1HNGICK. Seedl Scedl For seed Oats, Cane, Millet. Sor ghum, Yellow nnd Whlto Corn, Irish I Sweet I'otntcos nnd all kinds of Garden Seeds In bulk or pnekagos, call en E. B. l'ugh. 17-lm Dr. Benton Is sorlously sick with pneumonia at his home on S.uth Mill street. 8 Leave your Orders for Painting7 Paper Hanging and Signs a.1 ijuitiinw ljiiuiuor lio,, ; uiock North Ahdmoheitk office. H. W1L.ES For Sale Comer lot 130x140, four room dwellinc closo in, very desirable location; $700. Corner lot 200 feet square, three room dwelling, streets on three sides. Corner lot, eleprant residence, 8 roomB, every convenience! extra desirable location. Above nro locatml In southwestern part of city. It will pay to luvustlirale If you wnnt it desirable homo. Business Property. Two story modern brick 25x100, pood location. Pays annual ren tal of $1080. Two story brick 25x100, good location. Pays lental of $1000 yearly. If yon want to buy, sell or rent nny class of olty property, either LAItOR or HM ALL, wo will use our best onilenTors to mnko It your Interest to deal with us. Redfield Real Fstate 8 Dental Aenqr established o Years, J. A. DIVENS, President. DON LACY, VIce-PresldenL A. H. PALMCR, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cash. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital and Surplus $90,000i Accounts of firms and individuals solicited. Accorded all alike. Courteous treatment 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 Gho. M. D. Holfokd Jas A. White E. F. Graham Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatrick W. S. Derrick J. G. Butler Yes, tho sound of tho fnlllng rain would bo pleasant mublc to us all. In town wo would llko to see the clouds of moving sand subdued, and In the country our farmer friends muBt needs bavo rain before they can dn much plowing. In many places stock water Is gone and as a consequence stock Is also suffering. A gold medal is a badge of merit, and this distinction was awarded , Albatross Flour at the Pan-American Exposition over all competition. This should mean something to you it you want the best Flour that can be made. Your grocer will supply you. WHITEMAN BROS., Distributors, Ardmore.