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AlllMOHE, INI). TER., SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, 1902.
i Obo Yaar SB.
) NUMBER 78
l. P. ANDERSON, B. P, PREHSLEY,
President. Vice President.
IRST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmorc, Indian Territory.
Designated Depository tor Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation.
Surplus Fund. Cash $135,000.00
Capital Paid Up. Cash.... 60,000.00
The oldost bank In Indlnn Territory. Accounts of Arms and Individual
solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with Rood banking.
A Wreath of
Is Not Always a Pleasant
One lor the Holidays
..but it is always
possible. Piro has no respect tor
person?, seasons or tilings.
Minimize its effects by carryiuK enough insurance to offset nnv
nny damage done to tho house, furniture or stock.
ROBERTS c POLAND
BUY THE BEST
The following merchants only are
M. P. Bomnr,
Skipworth J. A.
A. A. Bailey,
J. A. Bodowitz.
Kendall W. C.
P. A. Langhlin.
A. P. Jones,
Dillard & Allen
i General Insurance,
Real Estate and
W, S. WolvertoD & Son, Agents, $
Ardmore Cotton Exchange.
(stUlLLOT BROS.. Managers.
Oldest Commission House In the Territory.
OPPOSITE CITY HALL.
COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS
For Putura or Immediate Delivery,
Private Wire? New York, New Orleans & Chicago.
MINIMUM ORDEKd ACCEPTED.
20 Boles of Cotton. 1000 Bushels of Grain.
10 Shares of Stock. 50 Barrels of Pork.
Prompt Execution of Orders.
We have recently embarked in the GROCERY AND PEED business
and deBiro to call your oapecial attention to our stock of clean, fresh
Groceries. We buy all kinds of Peed in car lots aud can give you
what you want nt'very low figures. A share of your trade is respect
McCHAREN & WEBSTER,
Phone 202. West Main St.
C. L. ANDERSON, S. M. TORBEIT,
Cashier. Asst. Ctsbr.
handling Eupion Oil in Ardmore:
W. A. Payne,
W. A. Davis,
S. E. Jenkins,
M. T. Felker.
Son Bros, Co.
Long Distauce 'Phono
In thn Banks building
OF SHERIFF SMITH CAPTURED
The Suspects Were Heavily Armed,
Each Had Winchester and Revol
ver and 200 Rounds Ammuni
tion Caught at Newklrk.
Nowklrk, O. T., Jnn. 26. Two men
aio now In Jail horo on suspicion thnt
they nmrdorod ShorlfT Smith and I)e
ufy Hock of Caddo county. The m:n
savo tholr names as moffet nml
Cooper and say they camo from tho
The arrest was duo to the doslro of
the men for more ammunition. Tho
men arrived In tli9 Kaw roservntl'.n
three days ago and stopped at the
homo of a farmer. Yestorday lha farm
er got ready to go to Nowklrk. a dm
lance of fifteen inllos, and tho men
sont for moro ammunition. As ) oon as
tho farmer reached tho city ho Inform
ed Sheriff Bain and described the men.
The description tallied so well with
tho murderers of Sheriff Smith that
a possec of ten men was organized
and followed the farmer back. Tho
house, a little one-room hoard Bhnnty,
was surrounded about 1 o'clock In tho
afternoon and nil uvenucs of oscapo
ehertually cut off, making any such
attempt a case of almost instant
death. After a little parleying tho mon
notified the shorlff that thoy would
surrender. Thoy stopped outsldo vlth
their hands abovo tholr bends and
wcrr r on surrounded by tho poss4.
Tv 1 'inchostors and two revolvers
o hundred I omuls of t.ininuiil
n;n were found.
Tho horses tho men rodo were sMU
so Jaded after two days' rest that thoy
could scarcely mako tho trip to this
city, having the appearance of over
riding. Tho posse arrived nt about
dark and the shorlff began to tele
phone to tho United States marshal ct
GuthrUWltli tho mon right before
him Shorlff-JJnJn nave a most accur
ate description of tho mon who miir
deied Sheriff Smith, the description ot
tho men tallying in ovory particular
with tho description givon by Deputy
nrlggs, who was with Smith wlion ho
was murdered. Tha United Stntos oin
cal's say that tho men havo undoubted
Iy given dctlcfous names.
Tho men refuse to say anything ox
copt that they camo Irom tho Creolr
Nation. They do not attempt to oxplnl-j
their visit to tho Kaw reservation or
tho condition of tholr horses.
Deputy Shorlff Crlggs arrived here
tonight to Identify them.
Tho theory of tho marshal'-! ofP.co
lit that tho men went first to t'ao
Chickasaw Nation, then to tho S"mi
nolo and then north "through the west
edgo of tho Creek Nation to tho OnngD
whero tfycy turned to tho Kaw coun
try. ' ' '
v "It Is now known that tho murderers
wero taking such a course. It is nlso
significant that tin neemblossou mur
derers also made prnctlcally the sair.o
circuit. Tho marshals bellcvo M.nt
ono of theso mon Is a member of tho
gang that murdered the Bcomblossj'ti
VIRUS' FOE TAKES SMALLPOX.
School Trustee Who Fought Compul
60 ry Vaccination Falls Sick.
Mention, Mass., .Ian. 25. Edwin A
Snow, a mombor of tho boari rf edu
cation of this tovn, who caused a
sensation throe weoks ago by oppos
ing compulsory vaccination of tho
school chlldron Is now sick with tho
smallpox. Saturday Dr. P. L. Morso
of tho State board of health was call
ed bore to seo Snow, who had been
sick four days. Tho doctor pronounce!
It a malignant caso of smallpox, and
Immediately quarantined the house.
Today tho selectman sent Itov. N. S.
Hoagland a formal Invitation to nur.io
Snow, offonng to pay him 25 a wcok,
but tho mlnlstor refus'cd tho olfer.
Hoagland 1n a sorinon a week ago
commended Snow's position aa to vac
RICHARDSON MURDER TRIAL.
Lettsr Written by Deceased Read In
Court Argument Begun.
PlattBburg, Mo., Jan. 25. Mrs. Ad
dle B. Illchardson today made her own
dofenso to tho charge of having klllod
nor husband, Frank W. Itlchardson,
In tholr home at Savannah, on Chrlst
mns eve. louo. Her attorneys produc
ed n letter written by Hlchnrdson t
his wife while ho was an lninnto of a
drink nt.e Institute. It exonerated the
defendant of tho slurs ngolnst her
character, acknowledged tho writer's
own guilt and bogged forgiveness.
I no Jury received Its Instruction
late today and tho nrgumonts wore
bogun. Under tho instructions tho Jurv
must find Mrs. Hlclmidson guilty of
tinier In tho first degree for whirl.
tho penalty Is doath. or It III 1 1 nt nn.
quit her. Tho Instructions nro consid
ered to loan slightly in favor of Mm.
BECOME AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
Large Grazing Tract Close to Duncan
to be Opened to Farmers.
Special Phono to tho Ardmoroito.
Duncan. 1. T., Jnn. 2fi. Our cltlznnn
nro much elated ovor tho following let
ter wnicii was rocolvcd from Washing
ton this morning:
Washington, D. C. Jan. 21, 1902.
Jlilbert & Gilbert, Duncan. I. T.
In rosponso to your lottor of mo
13th Inst., rolatlvo to tho Klnwn. f'n,.
audio and Apacho rosoi vo pasture, ino.
or Oklahoma for grazing purposes,
you are Informed (.hat the Cojiimls
sloner's of Indian affairs undor (Into of
tho 2(ith. Inst., advised tliat said par,
turo would be leased for agriculnutrnl
and not grazing purposes.
Advertising nnd Inviting for tho pro
posals of the leasing of this pasturo
will contain full Information In regard
to tho proposed lease or leases nnd the
13. A. HITCHCOCK. See.
This refers to tbo pasturo Just wnf
of ub and opens nlomst 2G000 ncros for
settlement for agricultural purposes.
This removes n great barrier or the
trado from tho now country to this
place. Tho pasture waB n tract ot land
about seven miles long and some six
or sovon miles In width and extonlod
from about four miles south of this
place to tho baso lino of our town, it
Will open up n vast territory to farmers
and consequently to tho mcrchantB of
Duncan nnd Comanche. It was for tlu-.t
reason that our citizens nro so much
elated. It Is reported that tho citizens
of Comanche flrod nnvils this morning
upon learning this Information.
TERRIBLE MINE EXPLOSION.
Slxty-Flve Miners Burled With Prac
tically No Hope of Rescue Alive.
Dos Moines, Iowa, Jan. 25. A ter
rible dust t-xploslon occurred today In
a mine, owned by tho Lost Creek
Mining company, ten miles south of
Oslmloose. Sixty minors nro reported
Imprisoned. Four dead nnd six Injur
ed, nil fatally, have already been re
moved .There wore three hundred
men" In the mine at tho tlmo. All os
capcil except sixty, who are entombod
In tho back part of tho side shaft.
A messago from Lost Creek at 2:45
this afternoon, states that there Is lit
tle Mopo for (ho Imprisoned mon. The
rescue forco Is hard at work.
GIGANTIC PATRONAGE PROJECT.
Claimed President Favors Government
Ownership of Telegraph Lines.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. Tho re
nomination of President Roosevelt In
1001 Is to bo assured through a gi
gantic patronago project which calls
for nothing less than government
ownership of tho telegraph lines of
Tho administration bill for tho ac
quisition of this property Is now being
prepared by a Bub-commlttco of tho
Sonato postofllco committee, and will
bo Introduced at an early date. It
will have tho support of all tho strong
Republican senators, Tho adherents,
of tho Democrats has boon promised,
as their party has always advocated
governmont ownership of telegraphs.
Tho plan was originated by Mr.
Uoosovelt's closest personal and politi
cal frlonds, who cnllod Into consulta
tion a number of mon prominent In
tho political and business world, and
with their aid n definite plan of action
was formed. Tho bill will bo mndo
popular with the pcoplq through tho
oxpedlcnoy of nn immodlato reduction
In telegraph tolle of from 10 to 20 per
The bonds used to pay for tho linos
will bo accepted as security for tho
circulation of national "banks, and In
this way the Influenco of every na
tional bank In tho United States wilt
be obtained for the proposition,
1 I CABINETS
RUMORS" HAVE CEASED TO CIRCU
LATE FREELY OF LATE.
Hitchcock May Retire Before Many
Weeks Roosevelt Credited With
a Laudable Desire to Succeed
Himself as President.
Washington. Jnn. 25. Humors of
cabinet changes havo been nitber In
frequent during thy last wcok. Tho ro.
tlromont of Postmaster Qonornl
Smith and the accession to his posi
tion or Honry C. Pay no, together with
the npproachlng dsllvcrniico or tho
koys or tho treasury by Secretary
flago to Losllo M. Shaw or Iowa pro
duced a quietus In tho rumor factory.
It lias been porsbitcntly stnted. how-
over, that Socrotary Hitchcock would
rotlro from tho president's ofllcial fnm-
lly uoforo many weoks. Tho latest
phase of this Is that Iio will bo sue-
ceeded by Henry Stewart Now, of
Indiana, Republican national commit
teeman rrom tho Hooslcr State, editor
and" publisher or tho Indianapolis
JournnI, nnd close porsonnl rriend of
Captain New Is porhana not wl.Jolv
known outsldo of tho Hooslcr State.
but thciu ho Is o potent figure In pell
tics. Ho Is Just past forty-threo years
Ho wlolds a powerful Influonco In
party nfrnlrs when ho sees lit to put
forth tho effort.- During tho Spnnlst
war ho served In the voltintcoiR nn
cnptaln nnd assistant adjutannt gen
eral. Ho Is closo to PrnHlilnnr llmin.
volt politically and personally, nnd
when hero tho oilier day lunched n'
tho Whl to House.
Tho political bearing of Nov'h so.
lection for a cabinet plnco reaches
far beyond tho confines of Indiana.
Tbo choif cnadldacy for tho noxt Ro
publican nomination up to tho tlmo of
President McKinloy's death was that
of Senator Fairbanks of Indlnim.
Now's entranco into tho cabinet of
Prosfdont Rooscvolt would moan the
postponement of tho Fairbanks candi
dacy to a moro convenient season
thus removing from tho president's
path tho most dn'igorous comnotltor
bo is likely to hao two yean hence.
It would bo unnatural If President
noosevolt did not, undor tho circuit'-
stances, deslro a presidential nonilna
lion at (ho hnnds or bis nnrtv .linl n
presidential election at tho hands of
J. A. BIVENS, President. DON LACY, V.w Resident
A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cash.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus $90,000.00,
Accounts of Arms and indlriduala
The First National Bank
of Marietta, I. T.
offers to depositors every
Judge Overton Love
UEO. 1U. U. HOLFOHD
Jas. A. White
E. F. Graham
A GOLD MEDAL is a"badge of merited 'this
r distinction was awarded
at the Pan-American Exposition over all
This should mean something to you if you want the best Floor
that can be made. Your 'grocer will sunplv yon. ?. '!'
WHITEMANBROS. DUtribntora, Ardmore.
the people. Heretofore no vloo presi
dent who Iiiih becomo president be
rause of the death or his chior has
over so much nB been nomlnnted Tor
Tho nmbltlon to bronk this dismal
record Is a nntural ono. Ho cortnlnly
would Ilko to be president by right
or his own olectlon to thnt plnco h
steail of going Into history as, to quote
what John Tyler's coachman once snl 1
ho was, "a sort or n second-hand proH
Idont." OKLAHOMA TO BE A STATE.
Believed the Oklahoma Bill Will Be
Washington, Jan. 25. Tho commit
teo on Territories will comcludo Itn
hrnrlng on tho statehood bills before
It on February 7, when the New Mex
ico bill will bo under consideration.
It I bcllovod tho Oklnhotna bill will
bo reported favorably, and probably
that for New Moxlco, hut that Is not
Ten Dollars Reward.
I will pay tho Mint or ten dollar',
for tho arroat nnA conviction of any
ono Btenllng tho Ardmoroito from tho
boxes or yards ot lcgttlmato subscrib
ers. Tho evening paper Is frequently
stolon but moro particularly thn Sun
day morning paper. Subscribers have
frequently seen parties tako their pa
per, and tho publisher Is determined
to protect bis customors. To the end
thnt this pilfering prnctlco bo stop
ped, I will keep a Btandlng roward as
above stated. SIDNBY SUGOS,
Cornor lot 130x140, four room
dwelling, closo in, very desirable
Corner lot 200 feet square, three
room dwelling, streets on three
Corner lot, elogant residence,
8 rooms, every convenience, extra
Above nro located In noutUwe.lorn part
of city. It will pnj-to investigate If jou
want n ilenlrablo home.
Two story modern brick 25x100,
good locution. Pays annual ren
tal of $1080.
Two story brick 25x100, good
location. Pays rental of $1000
If yoa want to buy, at II or rent any
olnaaotolty property, either I.AHOK or
HM ALL, wo will una our bcit endeavors
to make It your Intorest to deal with ub.
Meld Real Estate 8 Rental A;ency
Established y Years,
sollcltod. Courteous treatment
facility which their Balances,
Jas. N. Kiukpatrick
W. S. 'Derrick
J." G', Butler