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SIDNEY SUGGS, Proprietor. mblUhed every Afternoon (except Sat urday) and Sunday Morning. Cce of Publication .Nortb Washing ton Street. Bntered at the Postofflce at - Jfe a. Mcond-clats mall matter, N.i- t S3. Subscription Rates. -One week IB One month 60 On year 16 00 i . . . -j THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER of the UNITED STATES COURT for the Southern District, Indian Territory, also for THE CHICKASAW NATION, also for tbe CHICKASAW STOCK ASSOCIATION of tbe Indian Territory. TIME TABLE. Gulf, Colorado A Santa Fe Railway South Bound Galveston & Chicago Exp. .. .3:40 aja Cliburne & Kan. City Exp.. 4:25 p.m. North Dound Qalreston & Chicago Exp. .12:35 a.m. Cleburne &Kan. City Exp. .11:33 a.m. A. W. DUNHAM, AgenL W. 8. Kecnan, Q. P. A, All United States malls close 30 minutes prior to train time. DAVID REDF1ELD, P. M. TERMS OF THE U. S. COURT FOR YEAR 1802. At Chlckasha Begins Monday, Feb ruary 17. 1902, and September 29, 1902. and continues in session two Tfeeks. At Ryan Begins Monday, March 3, 1902. and October 13, 1902, and continues In session ten days. At Purcell Begins Thursday, March 13, 1902. and October 23, 1902, and continues for ten days. At Pauls Valley Begins Monday, March 24. 1902, and November 3, 1902. and continues for six weeks. At Ardmorc Begins Monday, May 5, 1902. and December 15, 1902, and continues for six weeks or longer. Uti tbi Long Distance Telephone 2 5 :: and call ur :t ! Phone No. f, I If you want the Audmohkite. Ardmore,l.T.,Thursdny April 24. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which niny nppcnr in tho columns of the Ardmorelto will bo gladly corrected upon its being brought to tho atteU' tlon of tho publisher. INDIAN TERRITORY SITUATION. "When It Is reflected that the people of tho lndlnn Territory nre Amorlcan citizens, nnd that this is the year 1902. and of tho independence of the repub lic tho ono hundred and twenty-sixth, tho material am' political condition of that portion of our population is ano malous. It Is worse than that. It Is a manifest discredit to our govern ment system The pooplo of the Indian Territory are absolutely denied tho benlson of solf government, snys the New York Commercial. They have no volco whatever in the making of tho laws under which they are governed or misgoverned. They cannot even adopt pollco or othor regulations for their own protuotion. They are de nied all vote nnd volco In the legis lation for the public schools that they must establish nnd support. They nro not ovon permitted to adopt a simple snultnry code. Hero is a ter ritory of the United States embrac ing 34,100 square miles, with a popu latlon exeoedlng 400,000, only nbout Stf.OOO of whom are Indians, hold back from sottloment and development nnd sldotrnckod In the march of clvlllia tlon, simply because our congress has not as yet been aroused to action In Its bohnlf. The people there nre cry Ing for self government, but they pro test at the same time at certain prop ositions now pending that would give It to them In n way wholly distasteful to them and destructive of their rights and interests. Every ofllclal In the Indian Torrl tory Is now a federal appointee even the constables nnd Justices of the peace. For courts this population of 400.000 Is allowed only four Judges, with the Inevitable consequence that the dockets are so congested that the people have practically ceased to re sort to tho courts for any form of re lief. For the rural districts there Is practically no protection to life and property; only one constable and one Justice are allowed to every 20,000 people; there are no counties, no county -seats of course,- no county or other form of local government in fact, no government whatever worthy the name in these days. Land titles are unstable, land tenures uncertain, and the best farmers are fast leaving the territory. It Is said. Still, there are exceptionally flue agricultural lands there, rich coal and oil fields. and deposits of xlnc. lead and copper. Smarting under these conditions. the people of the Indian Territory de mand that their territory b- attached to Oklahoma at once and for all time, In one of these two ways: Either an nexation with Immediate statehaod for tho combined territories, or el;e the Immediate extension of the laws and of the boundaries of Oklahoma to and around the indlan Territory, so t..a( both areas may be Included In the ter ritorial government under which the Oklahomans now live. But they are unalterably opposed to the granting of a territorial form of government to the Indian Territory alone. Their ehlef objections are the expense and the difficulty of ever getting statehood kept separate from Oklahoma. So they are fighting the Moon bill, that propose a new territory to bo known as Jefferson; also two somewhat sim pler measures known as the Curtis bill and the Scott-Soper-Bradford bill. They will be satisfied with the enact ment of either the Patterson or the Stophons bill, both of which embody their demands ns ubove outlined. And It would be nn outrage If 400.- 00O cltlienB of the United States should be denied by congress the right to thus govern themselves. The Omnibus statehodd bill will be fully discussed next week. Plcnlo season is now on and little bunches of our citizens are finding their way to the woods and other pic- Ic resorts to spend a day. It is said the flow of eloquence at Dallas was almost endless, but the old eternnn had suffered many things and were patient. Now school children nre you ready for your examinations next week? Better use your time diligently on yuur studies the remainder of the week. Imports from the cotton growing countries of Texas show that a big acreage is to be maintained, nnd the outlook at the present time Is very good. The British Income tnx Is now fif teen pence to the pound. Another loss In South Afrlcn and the Britisher may bo given a taste of 1C to 1. The last time this happened was during the Crimean wnr. London, Eng., has had another big fire, for. as a rule, everything In that big city Is conducted on a big scale. Although only fifty business houses were destroyed, the loss Is eg timated at ten million dollars. Since Dallas Is entertaining the Con federate veterans, and has been as aisled by other towns, a Houston cltl xen proposes that Houston and Gal veston get together and bid for thi national Democratic convention. Colonel Crowder has reported that the evidence does not sustain the charges madq as to British operations at Chnlmette. The trnfllc in horses and mules will therefore continue and regular shipments will be made to South Africa ns long as thevar eon Unties. Troubles are accumulating at the door of Governor Davis of Arkansas, The Baptist church, of Little Hock of which he is a member, will try him on marges of gross immorality. Con vidian nnd oxpulslon from the church cnu't make n man fool very forlorn who has Just won a state victory In palltlca. Ardmore must mnko arrangement for a handsome high school bulltlln It Is not too soon to give this matter a thought. Our children should b able to grnduato at homo equally as well as they can away from home besides, the growth of the city de mands It. Bill Cross the democratic nominoe for congress, from Oklnhoma must be nn exceptionally good man, Judging from the good words said about him by gome of that territories papers and" all seem to think he will be n wonderful Improvement on what they have had heretofore. The people nro returning from the Confederate reunion at Dallas on every train. They tell us the crowd was there, and often standing room wns at a premium. Ono gentleman In formed us that he knew he bad a brother there, but ho had never been able to locato him. For up-to-date, stylish dressmaking. satisfaction guaranteed, prices reas onable, see Mrs. Harrison, between Second and Third avenues on A street N. W. 7.lm Spot Cash. TA, Plain Screen Doors with trimmings for fiO cents; sold at this price bal ance of this week. 22 3t T. K. KEARNEY. HIS LIFE HEAVILY INSURED. Agent Recently Secured a Policy for $50,000 en the President Washington. D. C April 23. Presi dent Iloosevelt has taken out some extra life insurance. The amount is $60,000 and was placed In one of the large New York companies. This is In addition to policies the president carried prior to his accession to office. President McKinley had about $67,- 000 Insurance on his life and Presi dent Roosevelt's various pollcicc probably amount to more than that. The life Insurance companies consid er President Roosevelt one of their best risks. The agent who secured the presi dent as a policy holder was awarded a special medal by the company. FITZSIMMONS POSTS FORFEIT. Wires Jeffries to Go Ahead Arranging for Match. New York. "April 23. Bob Fltzslm- mons this afternoon posted $2,500 to bind a match with Champion Jeffries FItzElmraons said he would fight at any club In San Francisco thit Jef fries may select, and on any reason able terms. FItislmmons sent a telegram to Jef fries, In which he said: "Please post roe as to bid, and which you prefer, as soon as possible. What do you think of National Sport ing club bid $15,000 purse and $1.00Q ench expenses? Leave It all wjth you. Go ahead and get best bids'. When will you post forfeits?" International news of the highest poselblo Importance has reached dip lomatic Washington, and American diplomacy must be given credit for the great work. The meaning of this Is that Russia surrenders Manchuria and turns the whole province back to China. It has no other meaning in the eyes of the foreign olilces. This, also, is tho view expressed, by the Russian government and by Russian ambassadors in various capitals. The honor of the Russian government is ujedged to this evacuation. And when the evacuation is accomplished and Manchuria has been turned over to the full sovereignty of the Chlnose empire, as everyone has u right to ox peot It will be, according to the terms of the solemn agreement, the far east ern problem may he regarded as well nigh solved. The energy of the American is rec ognized the world over, but the En glish have recently had an Illustration of It which astonished the whole kingdom almost out of Its proplety Tho British Westlnghouse electrical company recently found It necessary to oect a group of great buildings at Manchester. The contractors -declared it was Impossible to finish tho huge structures In less than five years. The company Insisted that they must be done In two and n half, for orders were pressing, and a delay of even that length of time would prove a source of embarrassment nnd loss. Finding It Impossible to make any headway with the English con tractors, the company finally sent for an American, J. C. Stewart, who. had a reputation for his ability to "rush things." He went to work and Was so successful In stimulating nnd en couraging the English workmen that tho entire group' bf structures wns completed in ten months. All sorts of difficulties were thrown in his way, and by energy and persistence all wero overcome. The railroads which had taken five days to bring materials from Glasgow, wero Induced to de liver goods in hnlf a day. Hod carri ers were abolished and steam hoists substituted. The bricklayers wero persuaded to use boft Instead of stiff mortar, the carpenters were taught hew to uso American tools. A sys tem of rewards and rotrlbutlons was established; men who worked rapidly were given a gratuity, those who would not hurry were discharged. The British workman did not at first take kindly to Stewart's methods. Thv? delegates of the labor unions called and complained, then threatened a strike, when they were pouiptly told that If they did strike, a large force of American workmen would be brought from tbe United States and put to work within ton days. The buildings were finished five months en-ller than the time allowed Stewart by the company, and now Great Brit ain is wondering why It Is that En glishmen can not work that way. St. Louis Christian Advocate. You miss the treat of the season If you fall to attend the muslcale at tho Presbyterian church Saturday night. New Orleans Gets It. The city of New Orleauo will enter tain the Confederate veterans next year. The selection was made with out a dissenting vote, no other cities being In nomination. EXCURSION TO TISHOMINGO. May Run Next Sunday Many His toric Placet There. In event connection Is made Satur day between Ardmore and Hartshorn, an excursion from here to Tishomingo is contemplated, and If run we are satisfied that the cars will be full. Everybody would like to go over to the Indian village and look at those great granite rocks, the rippling wat ers of beautiful Pennington, visit the Devil's Den, a few miles above, where rocks a9 large as a house arc plied on top of each other, as though laid there by the hand of some giant man. A great cavern is under these rocks, and few people visit Tishomingo with out seeing the "Devil's Den." And there are many historical spots around this Indian village, which was founded many years ago by Tisho mingo, who was a subordinate chief of old Big Nose, at Russet. FINAL DECISION WITHHELD. 'elephone Co.'s Franchise Doubtful To Erect Poles on Sidewalks. Judge Townsend heard the Tele phone company's motion to dissolve the temporary Injunction granted in the suit brought by the First National bank, yesterday, at Pauls Valley, and refused to dissolve the Injunction, on the ground that the franchise granted by the Ardmore city council conferred no right upon the Telephone company. The Judge announced It as his opinion that no act of congress, nor any law of Arkansns, In force in the Terrltqry, conferred on the city council the pow er to grant a telephone franchise, with the right to erect Its poles in the streets or sidewalks. At the re quest of Mr. Bowman, who represent ed tho Telephone company, Judge Townsend withheld final decision in the matter and gave permission to file briefs. W. A. Ledbetter represented the First National bank. The muslcale by the Ladles' Aid society of tho Presbyterian church will bo given at the church Saturday night. A CURE AND A FEE. rVcuIlnr Hxiirrlvucp of n Doctor AVI Hi 11 IlunttiPk Sinn. In conversation one day about the peculiar views that commercial men sometimes entertain nhout professional services Dr. S. Weir Mitchell told lue following story: "A very wealthy man from the west came to consult me about tin attack of vertigo. He said that he had Just re turned from a trip to Europe, where he had consulted cminetit specialists, but that they had failed to afford hlui nny permanent relief. A pbytAcinn in London,' he said, 'asked me why I did not make nn attempt to be cured near er home. I thought on my way out west I would stop over to see you. '"Hns nny physician you have visit ed looked into your cars?' I asked. " 'No,' was his reply. "I made nn examination of his ears removed some wax nnd a substance that appeared to be hardened remnants of cotton wool. I sent him away then nnd told him to come again in a day or two. He did so. " 'Well,' he exclaimed, 'I am cured. How much do I owe you?' " 'About 0, I replied. "As be drew n check ho asked, 'Did you know when you first examined my ears that you could cure uie?' "When I told blm that I had a very fair conviction that I could, he said: 'Well, you are a blanked fool. You should have said to me: "I think 1 can cure you, nnd I will do so for iflO.000. No cure, no pay." You would have got your money without n murmur." " 'Oh,' I said, 'If .you feel that way about It there are several little chart ties In which I am interested, and' " 'No, no,' ho interrupted, 'that Is not business. I hnve my cure, and you have tbe price you asked. The trans action Is closed.' " Chenp nt the Prle. A certain pompous nnd otliclous Judge In a western town had Just fined a youiiT lawyer $10 for contempt of court. After It had been paid a grave old attorney walked up to the bench and laid down a ton dollar gold piece. "What Is that for?" asked the Judge. "For contempt, your honor," was tbe reply. "But I didn't fine you for contempt,' answered tho Judge. "There must be some mistake." "Oh, no, there Isn't," replied the old man. "I have cherished a secret con tempt for this court for a long time, and I'm willing to pay for !L" Cbica go News. Eqnal, Some yearn ago at a Mardl GraB ball at the Hopkins Institute of Art a man, masked, approached a woman, masked, and asked her for a dance, as Is con sidcrcd right and proper at Mardl Gras. "But I don't know you, sir," said the lady In her most Icy tone. "Well. I'm taklug as big a risk as you are," retorted the man. An latrrloprr'a Explanation. "Now, then," cried the deep voiced woman, "what has made female suf frage possible)" "Male sufferance," replied tbe rude man who bad no business to be there it lll.-Pblladelphla Press. Summer is Here ADD pleasure, economy and comfort to your home by providing it with one of our Ouick Meal Gasoline Stoves White Mountain Ice Cream Freezers and one of our Handsome Hammocks Drn't forget that our store is Headquarters for fine China and Glassware. E. POLAND Baggage Transfer DAGGAGE called for and deliv- ered to all trains dny or night. Reliable, first class service. Check er on all trains. Phone 164. J. S. HOWLES. Stone Mason Work. Estimateof STONE MASON WORK and STONE CUTTING furnished at short notice. Leave or ders at CliIckaBaw Lumber Yard. M. J. WALSH, Contractor 1 ill to Pay Attorney Fees. Special to the Ardrnorelte. Washington, D. C. April 2L Sfa tor Jones has introduced a bill in the senate directing; the secretary of the treasury to pay, from the f-inds In the treasury belonging to the Choc taw nation of Indians, two Choctaw warrants for $1,250 each, numbered 1 12 and 39. respectively, October 13 1S99. and December 1C, 1899, and is ) sued to Jamos M. Shackelford, the , owner, for legal services he rendered at attorney for the Choctaw nation. ' The finest talent of the city In the muslcale at the First Presbyterian church. Saturday night. A grand treat for all who have remained at home this week, and a soothing bai sa no for those who have returned from Dallas. Let everyone atteud. Save Your Name. All parties six months stand ing and mt due to P.. T. Dallas will call at cice and make satisfactory arrangements, oth erwise your name and amounts will be given to the Grocerymen's assc elation of the Indian Territory. Comi at once and save your credit. 24-6t R. T. DALLAS. Bernard Corrigan left yesterday to go over the route between here and Tishomingo. : 1 April and May Two But et us mae tliein Pl63.SQnt plensanter for yon by nro jIoritlnS viding yonr table with the finest groceries on the mrtrket. Everything we handle is fresh and first class. Biggest stock of groceriee in Ardmore. Order what you want. We have it. M. T. Kelker, Tlie Grocer. DRINK Peppo Fate Afri-Kola Ginger Ale Orange Phosphate Iron Brew Cherry Darn-y Ana Nervo Ciders, all Kjnds :! Manufactured by Ardmore Bottling Works Sockwall A Bray. Proas., Ardmore, !. T A NEW FAST TRAIN Between fit. Louis and Kansas City acd OKLAHOMA CITY, WICHITA. DENISON, SHERMAN, DALLAS, FORT WORTH Axd principal points in Texas and the Bontli. trert. This train la new throughout and la made op of the finest equipment, provided with electrio lights and all other raodtrn traveling conveniences. It rani via oar now completed Red River Division. Every appliance known to modern car building and railroading haa been employed In thA mnlrn.nn nf thlm rvlCfl. lnclmllnt- Cafe Observation Cars, under the management of Fred. Harvey, Fall Information aa to rates and all details of a trip Tla this new route will be cheerfully fnrnUhed, upon application, by any repre sentative of the era Through Service BETWEEN ST. LOUIS, CHSCAGO, KANSAS CITY AND THE. PRINCIPAL CITIES OF TEXAS. BUFFET SLEEPERS FREE RECLINING KATY CHAI3 CARS' DINING STATIONS OIt-RATED BY THE COMPANY. SUPERIOR MEALS, Fifty Cents. Ice Cream Freezers any size you want at SPRAOINS & CO.'s. jHI jjfc j wiasffffffsy