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ARDMORE, IND. TEE., MONDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1902.
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C. L. ANDEBS01, 3. M. TORBETT,
Caihltr, Ant. Cubr.
t. P. ANDERSON, B. F. FRENSLEY.
President. Tics President.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmore, Indian Territory.
Designated Depository (or Bankruptcy Funds n Chickasaw Nation.
Surplus Fund. Cash $135,000.00
Capital Paid Up. Cash.... 60.000.CX)
The oldost bank In Indian Territory. Accounts of firms and Individuals
Bolls'.Ud upon tbo moat liberal terms consistent with good banking.
.is represented by the amount
of insurance carried.
Don't lull yourself iuto fancied
Because fire has never touched
& you it doesn't follow that you are
ROBERTS 6fc POLAND
Town Sites Where Population Is Less
Than 200 Shall be Laid Out and
Disposed of as Other Town
Sites In the Territory.
BUY THE BEST
The following merchants only are handling Eapion Oil in Ardmore:
M. F. Bomar,
Skipworth J. A.
A. A. Bailey,
J. A. Bodowitz.
Kendall W. C
P. A. Laughlin.
A. F. Jones,
Dillard & Allen
McCharen & Webster
R. T. Dallas
Tanner & Stewart
W. A. Payne,
W. A. Davis,
S. E. Jenkins,
M. T. Felker.
Son Bros. Go.
I Oeneral Insurance,
Real Estate and
W. S. Wolverton & Son, Agents.
Mrs. James will be
p-in to Reduce Stock
Monday, May 5,
prices. First come, first
served. Everything in Milli
nery from Baby Cap to Pat
"Gibson Veils," the latest
fad, just received.
Agent for "Fogg's Chemical Chalk," a perfect cleaner for
kid gloves. Removes grease. Price 25c,
Go to COLD STORAGE MARKET for
Well cured Beef
..and everything to
Pickled Pigs Feet
Pressed Pigs Feet
be found in a modern first
L. B. PEYTON. Wholesale and. Retail
If it can be done, Jones, the Machinist,
can do it.
pincines, Pumps, Gins, Mills, Boilers, etc., repaired in first
class order. My Bhop is equipped with the latest machinery,
and with my experience, can turn ont the best work for the
Brine me your work and be convinced.
M. W. JONES,
Opposite electrio light plant, Ardmore;
ECTION 51 WIPED OUT ATOKA
proposed by Mr. Sopor. The section
Inserted in lUu of Section 51 of the
agreoniont is as follows:
"Section 51. All town situs hereto-
foro set aside by the secrotnry of the
Interior on the recommendation of the
RESERVATION NEAR MARLOW.
Special to tho Ardmorolte.
Washington. D. C. May 1. Tho
joint committee of tho house nnd sen
ate has practically completed tho con
sideration of tho Choctaw and Chick
asaw and Creek supplemental agree
ments. Tho Choctaw and Chickasaw
agreement was subject to a number of
Important changes, while tho Creek
grecment has been so emasculated
that scarcely a single provision con-
taineu in tno original document ns
sent to congress now remains.
Tho consideration of these treaties
has consumed much tlmo and result
ed In protracted discussions engaged
n by Mr. McMurray, of tho firm of
Mansfield, McMurray & Cornish, of
South McAlester; Tarns IHxby, act-
ng chairman of tho Dawes commis
sion, nnd representatives of the white
peoplo in tho three nations.
United Sta'tos Attorney P. L. Soper,
of the Northern district of Indian
Territory, has led tho fight against
tua Indian tribes and tho Dawes com
mission In the consideration of
certain provisions of the two treaties.
Mr, Soper has many friends here,
and therefore was able to secure am
ple tlmo In presenting tho objections
of tho peoplo of the Territory to the
proposed agreements. He led tho
flght In opposition to Section 51 of
ment, which provided for the salo at
public auction of improved and unim
proved property In all the towns In
the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations.
This provision of the bill was so mani
festly unjust to property owners In
the towns, and so.. completely revolu
tionized existing laws, that the United
States attorney for tho Northern dis
trict was ablo to defeat the represent
atives of tho Dawe3 commission and
of tho Indian tribes at every stage
during the consideration of the pro
vision. Mr. Soper called attention to
tho fact that this was the first time
since the commencement of tho policy
of negotiating agreements with the
five civilized tribes for tho opening
up of their reservations and tho allot
ment of thoir lands In severalty that
an attempt had been made to sell
at public auction tho property owned
by white people In the towns, and
upon which they had placed valuable
improvements. The policy of the gov
ernment, ho contended, had always
been to appraise the town property at
reasonauio value and to give the
owners thoreof a preference right in
the purchase of tho city property. He
called attention to exlstlntr laws
which provide for the appraisement
of tho town site property by a legally
constituted board of appraisers, and
the payment, therefore, by the owners
for improved property at one-half the
appraised value, and for unimproved
property at tho full face valuo as
sessed by the board of appraisers. The
point was so clear and so forcibly
Drought to tho attention of the com
mltteo that when a vote In the com
mltteo was taken there was not a
ussenung voice to the amendment
Stephens Wants this Woodland Op
ened to Settlement Questions,
Speclnl 'Phone to tho Ardmorelte.
Washington. 1). C May 4. Uopro
commission to the five civilised tribes, Uentntlve Stephens of Texas 1ms In
under the provision of the act of con- troduced a resolution In tho house re
gress npproved May SI, 1000 (31 questing the secretary of the Interior
Stats.. 221). with tho additional acre- to answer a number of salient peon
age added thereto, and all town sites tiona relating to the setting u-Mt of
which may hereafto- be so set aside, the wood reservations on the east
as well as all town ' jt aside un- 8,ie of tho Kiowa and Comanche rea
der the provisions of this agreement, ervntlnns. Mr. Stephens has renuost--
havlng n population of loss than 200. ed answers to tho following quos
shall be surveyed, laid out, platted, ap- tlous:
praised and disposed of In a like man- First. What Is the sise of a wood
nor as othor town Bites in tho Choc- reservation on tho oast Bide of tho
taw and Chickasaw nations are stir- Comnnohe and Kiowa reservation In
veyed. laid out, platted, appraised and Oklahoma? And under tho law was
disposed of, under tho Atoka agree
ment, as modified by the said act of
May 31. 1900."
During tho consideration of the
Creek agreement the United States
nttorney for tho Northorn district
the same laid off nnd reserved from
settlement under the law of June !.
1900, and did not that law apply to a
Second. Who is using said wood
reservation at this time? Is It leased
.SPECIAL N. E. cor-
TTicr lot. lOOxlMO. six room
dwelling-, well and cistern
water and large barn. In
side property, very desir
ably located at corner of
lth avenue and J) street S.
V offered at a splendid
bargain if taken soon, as
ner!iH now a non resi
If rou want to Imv anv klml of Raul Hi-
t.ttn. I)H Mure ami tna u, tor wo barn prop
erty to vile nil nurctisiers, and nt price
to nail It.
Ardmore, I. T.'
Ustabitshcd o Years,
also scored a signal victory. An ef- to anyone, or fenced by nnyono? And
fort was made to Insert a provision
for the capitalization of tho Crook
trust funds. Mr. Sopor opposed this.
upon the ground that the members
of the tribe nro now taking their
Innds In severalty, and that thoy need
the money now hold by tho United
States government In trust for them,
in improving their property. He urg
ed, therefore, that this provision
should be changed so as to provide
for the cashing of their trust fund.
This would glvo tho members of tho
If so. to whom and nt what price and
length of tlmo Is tho samo so leased.
and by what authority Is tho samo so
Third. Is said reservation used by
the United States for procuring fire
wood therefrom? It bo, how far Is It
from Tort Sill, and what does said
wood cost tho government, and Is not
coal cheaper and bettor fuel, since a
railroad Is running Into Fort SHI. and
Is It any longer necessary that the
United Stntes should use said reser-
triue ready money after they had se- vatlon for a wodd reservation?
cured their permanent allotments, to Fourth. Is It not n fact that there
Improve their land. After a protract- is but a very small amount of brush
ed discussion by tho commlttoe, the on said land, and that nearly all of
latter proposition was accepted, and it is good agricultural lands, and Is It
the agreement as now amended pro- Lnot within a mile or so of tho town
vines ror tne cashing of the tribal of Marlow, on tho Rock Island rail-
funds. I wav. anil la It not In cre.it ilemntwl
Notlco has been served upon the for settlement by homeless citizens
Joint committee that unless the pro- of tho United States?
vision Is retained In the Choctaw and
Chickasaw agreement for the reopen
Ing of the court citizenship cases, the
Indians will suroly reject tho agree
ment. It has been urged with such
force upon the committee that It is
probable that tho present provision
Ardmore Real tstateand Loan Agency
YOUNG & URBW
Oinco with tho Appeal on Wast Main Htreet
Pine Farm Land for Sale,
Wc have for sale 2000 acres of
black farm land about 12 miles from
Ardmore. Tlio land can bo sold In
bodies to suit tho purchaser. There
are 23 sets of houses and wolls. All
under xood rail and I wlro fences.
These lauds arc rented annually for
t'l per acre. Nearly nil this year's
rent goes with salo of land. If you
want a bargain here Is your oppor
FINU STOCK CATTLE FOR SALE,"
We have 7oo head of well graded
cattle for sale. About 450 ho.td are
Krown cows, 25 lilub graded bulls,
balance 2-year olds ana calves. A
largo pasture with a living stream
running through It Is furnished freo
with the cattle. They nro located
about 20 miles from Ardmore. Price
Sin per head. Time can bo had oa
If you have anything to sell or
wish to buy, rent or Insure property,
come to see us.
Statehood Bill Tomorrow.
Washington, D. C. May 4. Tho bill
to admit tho territories of Oklahoma,
Now Mexico and Arizona to state
hood will be taken up Tuesday morn
ing, and will pass the house with lit-
wlll be allowed to stand In an amend- tlo opposition.
SUEING FOR A HEADRIGHT.
It is understood that Mr. Curtis of
Kansas will offer an amendment to
tho bill, attaching tho Indian Terri
tory to Oklahoma.
Delawares Claim 157,600 Acres
Land from Cherokees.
Vlnlta, I. T., May 4. Hon. William
T. Hutchlngs is preparlnc a brief In
tho caso of the Delawares vs. the
Cherokees. In which tho plaintiffs are
asking for 157,600 ncres of land as
their property in addition to their
headright as Chorokees.
They claim the land as theirs under
an old treaty. There were 920 mem
bers of tho Delaware tribe, according
to the roll of 1888, and It 's supposed
that there Is about the same number
Mr. Hutchlngs represents the Cher
okees, and tho Delawares aro repre
sented by Hon. Walter S, Logan of
New York. The caso will como up
In the court of claims some tlmo this
Hatnly's last day May 15. 4-2t
)R. J. P. FANN.JR.
Oillce up stairs In Oruce Bldg.,
A share of your patronage is solicited.
J. A. BIVEN3, President
A. H. PALMER, Cashier.
DON LACY, Vice-President
W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cat.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus
Accounts of Arms and individuals solicited.
Accorded all alike.
Over T. N. Golemavo's
HIGH PATENT FLOUR
It is the Best
MureARDMORE MILL & ELEVATOR CO;
We Solicit Your Business.
The First National BaaM
of Marietta, I. T.
E sltja.b Ilshed, 18 9 6
Offers to depositors every facility which their balances, business
land responsibility warrant.
Ardmore, I. T,
Capital Stoch anil Additional liilily
Judge Overton Love
Geo. M. D. Holford
Jas. A. White
E. F. Graham H. A. Kirkpatrick
Jas. N. Kirkpatrick
W. S. Derrick
J. G. Butler
Largest of any Bank Id the Cblckuaw Nation.
AVE accept small accounts and conduct a General Banking
Business.- Farmers, stockmen and other business men are
cordially invited to make our ofllco their headquarters when in Ard
more. Our first care is for the best interests of our depositors and
customers, and we extend every courtesy consistent with safety. This
Bank has 70 resident stockholders who are interested in your prosper
ity, come and see us.
0. R. Smitu, President. 0. R. Jones, Wholesale and Retail
0. M. CAMPBELL. Vice-Pres. Fnrnirnrn.
Lek Crdoe, Cashier. Sam Noblk, Wholesalo Hardware,
J. H. Akkrs, Merchant. .T. R. Penmnqton, " Grocer.' ' "RIVAL
If you hayen't'Uono so, try a Back of
Strictly high grade. Q&Iade from selected soft Wheat.
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