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111 ABIMOBE, INI). TER., FRIDAY EVENING, EEBllUAItY 21, 1902. IBUUnCKIPTION.l 1 On Yr ft. J NUMBER !)0 VOLUME IX. SIDNEY 3U0C1S, I I Prosrletar. I L P. ANDERSON, Proildent. B. P. FRENSLEY, flee Preddeni. G. L. ANDERSON, Ciihlet. S. M. TORBETT, tut. Caihr. RST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmorc, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds n Chickasaw Nation, Surplus Fund, Cash $135,000.00 Capital Paid Up. Cash.... 60,000.00 Tho oldost bank In Indian Torrltory. Accounts of firms and Individuals, solicited upon tho moat liberal terms consistent with Rood banking. VERDICT FOR MALICIOUS DEFENDANT IN PROSECUTION. 'If yOUr hOUSe bums special to tho Ar.lmoroUo. Un and VOUr Dam Washington, n. C. Fob. ID. The burns down ...friends nnd neigh wh,ch nro ot Brcat ,ntorcst 10 tne people ot Oklahoma and Indian Terri tory will syinnatlrze, out svrapa- tonoa A ,uln,)or of important ,,ro. tby will not rebuild the burned visions have been Inserted In the bill .. which aro In tho nature of new lcgls- jnuiuicta. v-.. j tntlnn nnil tintlor the rules of the house, nn objection from a slnglo member would causo their elimina tion, but it is doubtful whether objec- confusion Hy giving each member of the tribe a temporary nllotment ot n given number of acres, and a cf-t id eate showing that the land belong to him, pending final allotment, this confuBldfn will bo prevented In the fu ture, niid white people can make lease ?lth Indians with a reasonable degree rof certainty that tho party from whom they lease tho lands Ib Patents to'. Issue ,.6ii' Allotments the rightful owner. Anothor object or a New Question Introduced In the Case V1EI Wjiwnvil U tllUilllill VII V M II VJ 111' (llnUW)lll la to brcal; up (tha system of oiefhs land holding In tho Chorokoe and Qhlcknsaw Nations which lias been carried on by tho large cattle mon to a pronounced extent. Under o.xlstlng law there Is no provision tie- Special to tho Ardmorolto, lining specifically tho number of acros that ench Individual member of MAY APPRAISE IN APRIL. OF INTEREST TO OKLAHOMA AND INDIAN TERRITORY. Which Have Been Converted Into Townsltes, to Convey Titles -to Town: Lot Purchasers. of Mcseley versus the Gulf, Color ado & Santa Fe Ry Cattle Tax Cases Continued. FIRE INSURANCE I.i.lln. 1.111 In II. t.nnai. Int., I I II 11 111 11 1(11 1 1 U IFUI I VII IU HIV 11 If II OU ' il . tt . t , ' , , , tho tribes may tnko, except In tho week contains several-' provisions ,, ,. ........ ., . . ,, , , wtwix tiuuuii, ,in uivu in Kilt ill .1.1 1 ill- iotmouts. nnd as a result some of the caitlo men in tho Crook nnd Chicka saw countries hnvc tnkon as high as 15,000 acros of land nnd hold It un doiMho pretext thnt It wns their pro rata share. KJcctment suits have boen Institut od In tho courts, but In each case tho Chlekasha. I. T., Fob. 20. In the United States court todny tho Jury In the caso of A. J. Low vs. W. H. Gra ham, tho suit for ninllrlous prosecu tion, returned a verdict In favor of defendant. The Jury In tho caso of Hryccn vs. Cloud did not agree, and wna dis charged. In the caso of Moseley vs. 0. C, &. S. V. Hy., tho railway damago cases trans ferred from I'urcell. tho demurrer In- up in smoke. The cost is trifliug summed up in wordB. ROBER1 ii- n.nf oo., mnv r,n ., ' ... , , , . . Judges liavo hold that as the law did I. on anything that can or may go tlons will bo mndo unless protests nro ' . m, ,i,. torposcd by defondnntB to tho plain S & POLAND buy the: best Eupion Oil -JL -- oHHBSSSSSBaBi Tho advantages cau hardly be received from the people of the Ter ritories. The last portion of section 7 of tho bill provldos that whore lands have been allotcd to white persons without i Indian blood, who nro citizens of tho United States, thnt final patents shall be Issued to such white allottees without awaiting the expiration of tho usual trust period, and that he shall thereupon bo authorized to sell or dls poso of tho lands without restriction. Tho object of this amendment Is to permit Mr. Hill, who took an allot- person might take as his temporary nllotment the court could not eject them. Accordingly some fifteen or (wonlv Itirrvn fnttlnmmi In tlinait trn reservation have monopolized tho ""RCl1 tl,nt Amla had wrong. tiff's complaint wns argued all day. Tho demurrer rnlsed a new question In tho ense. The defendants contend ed that innsmuch ns tho plaintiff's had best pasture lands, nnd have held I fully constructed tho dikes In question In... I 1 1 . . . ........ .1 . I. t.....l - .1... them for their own use. tho members " ununuian river 10 oo inverted ami over flow farms of plaintiff's thnt whatover The following merchants only are handling Eupion Oil in Ardmore: ment adjoining tho town of Hobart TJnftitf RrnB A.P.Jones. W. A. Payne, of tho tribe desiring to make torn- Tinrnrv tsolpcllnn xvltliln llin HmltH of tho pastures thus fenced off being cn"?8 of ncl,on t,,u V"' ' powerless to locato upon tho lands. Another provision which Is of con siderable Iniiiortaiice relates to tho cashing of the annuity funds of the ,1,al,!,p cn"cnc" to run M. F. Bomar, Skipworth J. A. A. A. Bailey, J. A. Bodowitz. Kendall W. 0. P. A. Laughlin. Dillard & Allen MeCbaren & Webster R. T. Dallas W. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. JenkinB, 0. Crosbv. M. T. Felker. Son Bros, Co. against defendants accrued at the tlmo of the construction of tho dikes, nnd thnt tho statute of limitations Immc- n gainst i r .i , it... ....ii Creokitrlbe. Provision Is made for tho 8 "- " " 1 i.n..i.. t.nA.i i..n.lni.i ...m.t i. A placing on the books of tho treasury "" and who converted his allotment In to a townslto to convey title to tho ,,cpnrtmcnt to the credit of the Creek ,hre( Hmltatlon prescribed by iuv ..ui., tu.u lu u.u ,....i;.mBw.. . , f , Th.. . mo Biniuic. inni mo pininuns ncuon Everything. Working Favorably We'll Have Titles in Sixty Days. An Ardmorolto reporter visited tho Chleknsnw TowiiBlto ofllco this morn lug, and found only tho two clerks, Messrs. McKoln nnd Wolls, tho rest of tho force bolntf out appraising prop orty. Mr. McKoln who has boon with the work over since It was commenced hero two years nnd a half ago gave us somo Information that mny bo of soma Interest to our renders: Ho said thnt Mr. A. W. Helloy. chair man of tho commission, nnd Mr. Wcs Hurney. the secretary, as wolUas tho entire force wore very nnxlous that Ardmoro's property should bo npprals- ed as soon ns possible. Anl inn re hnd a hard tlmo In getting her map approved, and did not suc ceed until Mr. John 0. Joyce! Jr., camo here and surveyed tho town, then the department npproved It. The appraisers aro now nt work ap praising the property, nnd with good weather will bo through In fifteen dnys more. It will require a short tlmo to finish fixing It up to send oft after tho ap praising Is done, when It will go to tho Indian agent, then to tho secretary ot tho Interior for approval. Admitting thnt tho papers can bo examined by tho secretary In a couple of weeks, which would bo ample time. and that ho then npproves samo nnd returns them, thoro Is no renson why peoplo will not receive notices by tho middle of April, adlvlslng them oT tho appraisement ot their property. Everything points to an early ad- ustmcnt ot tho matter ,to say tho least, and tho Ardmorolto helloves that tho appraisement day Is close at hand. Tho conversion of this allotment In- made preliminary to tho final dlstrl was barred. Late this afternoon the to a townslto Immediately Joining the mil(on of M fum)8 ot tUc trU)C. argument was concluded, the court coun y-seai iown o. i.ooari nas occas- R ,8 n(j th(j overrule.! the demurrer a Jury was cm Oeneral Insurance Real Estate and I Rental. I I W. S. Wolverton & Son, Agents, ioned severe criticism. It 'Is nsserted that by tho conversion into a town site thai the value of tho county sent property In Hobnrt was greatly de preciated, the lots immediately across tho line on the Hill addition being of- aro allotted to distribute this monoy per capita among the Individual members. Provision Is also mado In thb hi' for the salo of allotted lands to do- pannclcd, and tho trial commenced, Tho Indian tax cases, being enses In which tho Indian police seized the I cattle ot plaintiffs and held them bo eauso of tho non-payment of tho In fered for sale simultaneously with the L o( w bccomc tftxal),c 1UIH 111 llUUUli fli. 11IJ1JIII. UllU-lllllI 111V price tliat the Iota were bringing In the county scat town. On nil of tho various Indian reser vations there nro allotted lands which belong to deceased Indians. At tho tlmo of tholr denth It was Impossible for tho government to distribute the allotmonts among tho heirs of tho de- nnanrl Tn cnnin rnsoH tlicrn were as purchased from the government, In nc- RR 2Q Qr 3() Uchs The allotmcnl8 corciancc witn tno rnics aim reguia- , pcased Indians, which lnnds. after be- dlan cattle tax. wore continued for the term. Tlioy are as ronows: Maxwell vs. Jack 12111s, ot al. Ikard Uios., vs. Jack Kills, ct al Tho purchasers of townslto prop erty in Hobart complnin thnt they have been deprived of any enhance ment In the value of their property tlons Issued hy tho secretary of tho interior, because of the Illegal convor- could not bo divided nmong them, and It has been decided that tho only feasible plan Is to sell tho land I. J. H. Clark, vs. Jack Kills, ct al. C. H. Howers, vs. Jack Kills, ct nl. Jack Hale, vs. Jack Ellis, ct al. J. P. Sharp, vs. Jack Ellis, ct al. Halns &- Sharp, vs Jack Ellis, ct al I. H. Harness vs.JackKllis.ctal. W. H. Johnson vs. Jack Kills, ct al W. n. Alexander of tho Hanks hotel slon of the Indian allotments Into n U)o MWnR tUa quite sick today and confined to " . ' " V J-.-. hclrs Thl8 provl8lon waB i8orted at 18 ' Ardmore cotton Exchange. GUILLOT BROS., Managers. Oldest Commission House In the Territory. OOSITE CITY HALL. (UP STAIRS.) COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Fop Ft-itui rm or Immedlata Delivery. private wires New York, New Orleans & Chicago. Hobart. The bonents accruing from the salo of town lots on lliu Hill al lotment went to prlvato parties, while under tho law tho proceeds from tho sale of town lots. In Hobart went to the general government, to bo held I In trust for the people of tho county. Tho establishment of a townslto on tho Hill addition wns a perversion of tho law, nad was not sanctioned by either the 'act of congress providing for tho opening of the country or by the secretary of the Interior. Now It: Is proposed to legalize this schemo by an act of congress for the benefit of private parties. tho request of tho secretary. Much complnlnt Is being mado against tho 8th section of tho bill, which divided the northern Judicial dls trict of tho Indian Torrltory Into two Judicial districts, placing tho Creek and Seminole country In ono district and the Cherokeo country In the oth er. This provision provides that court shall bo held at tho places now pro vided by law In tho northern district and also In tho town of Okmulgee In the Creek country, and tho town of Sallsaw in the Cherokeo country. The town of Okmulgco wns so small and Insignificant that It was not even re- Pasture Lands. 800 acres of best prairie pasture in Choctaw nation. Fine grass, not crazed. ThiB pasture controls lO.uuu acres or onuyiue. upo" timbered pasturo. There is never failins water and Rood uweinnR. lias a Rood now 3 wtre fence. A Bargain at $1100. 300 Head Mixed Native Cattle eiRht years old, $15 Ono to around. ' Will sell cattlo and pasture to cether or pepnrately. Above is offered at 40 per cent less than actual value in order to close an estate. Dedfield Real Estate 2 Dental A;eaqr Ardraoro, Jnd. Tor. Established 9 Years. J. A. DIVENS, President. DON LACY, Vice-President. A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cash. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK AROMORE. I A Capital and Surplus. $90,000.00, Accounts of,'flrm apdltlduals sp.lIcteJLv Courteous treatment It Is also asserted that Mr. Hill, 1, n th(j cenBUg returng of im MINIMUM ORDERS ACCEPTED. 20 Bales of Cotton. 1000 Bushels of Grain. 10 ShareB of Stock. GO Barrels of Pork. Continuous Quotations. Prornpt Execution of Orders- Lour Distance 'Phone tho beneficiary of tho proposed legls latlon, received an allotment In tho Chorokoo Strip, which wns confirm ed by tho net of March 3, 1893, and al so on nllotment In tho Klckapoo res- .while tho town of Sallsaw has less than 900 Inhabitants. It is contended by many of tho peoplo from Indian Territory thnt If tho court townB nro to be established they should be locat- The First National BAflk. of Marietta, I. T. Established, 1896 ervation opened to settlement on .May mo8t ftdVBntttB&MB points ft to depositors every facility which their Balances, lor, icnr Tim nllntmnnt In the Wichita 1 . . . i. u" -I ' . ' country-; ,. third time ho has re- " J 1 Business and responsibility warrant provoko much discussion and It Is celved Indian lands In Oklahoma bo- UEKERENCE: FIRST NAT. BANK ARDMORE. cause of a pretended citizenship ln I probnWo ,thnt t wll bo eliminated bo- nil lliuinu ihiiu. , .. i. l.ntian IJU1U lliu Ulll jmonvo tw Anodicr lmporiiiui imuvibiuu Directors No. 96. Exquisite China. 105-pleco decorated dlnnor set W. S. SMITH, Tk Rental and Real Estate-Agent .Prompt attention given all business listed with him. Your business solicited. Office, Coleman Bros.' drug store. The Ardmoreite For First-Glass .JOB PRINTING. tnlnod In tho bill relates to temporary allotments of 320 acres to each. mom- hor nf tlio niilnknnnw nnd Choctaw Nations, 100 acres for each member r10 of tho Creek nntlon and 120 ncrcs for each member of tho Cherokeo Na tion. Tho object of this amendment Is to correct abuses which exist In nil those nations. Heretofore parties holding tompor nry allotments without certificates from tho Dawes commission have i iAnHn. ifin.la in wfiltn non. Utuil .Cttnillli 1IIUII lujiim i ,.ww . . ., . ... .... ! At the Jan, pie. wnen mo iimo ioi mu im.m-in. i of tho lease money' arrived It fro-M Al luiuan was pin. iu juu ,uBiC,uj nnentw orrmrrerl that another mem- evening hy Deputy Wilkinson on a ber of the trlbo camo forward and set chargo of contompt of court. Ho was un a claim fox .tho money. Insisting arrested two miles west or urocw that the land leased belonged to him. Dan Johnsor, a black negro, was ..- ' ' .iy nr Linrmi In lal for dlsnoslng of mortr 111 many iuoiuuwt.a us nihil i - . . seven clarmanis camo forward, which gaged property., Deputy uenson gpi rosulled'ln protracted litigation audi him at Derwyu. Judge Overton Love Geo. M. D. Hoi.ford Jas. A. White for E. F. Graham 100-plcco decorated china dinner set for $18. Fine blown turablors, and goblets. Big stock of everything In glasswaro and granlto Iron. To close out my stock of, guns every ono will bo sold at actual cost IC-Ct B. NOLAND. Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatrtck W. S. Derrick J. G. Butler Get the BestIt's "Mistletoe." The Quality of MISTLETOE u nam And D I t Dacon Lards, Hecommends them to those people who want tho best. Hieh crade products are tho cheapert to the consumer. Your grocer will furnish the "MISTLETOE" goods if you insiBt upon it, WSXTXICAXr lROB,, Wholesale Distribnbrs, . Armore.,1.