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''"it. J) VOLUME IX. f sidndy suaua, 1 I I'rosrlctor. I ARDMORE, IND. TER.. THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 1902. aW.R:.Vtfr NUMBER 202 I. F, fiHDERSOH, B. P. FRENSLEY, G. L. ANDERSON, 3. X. TORBETT, I 1 President. Vice Prosldent. C&iblir. Ant. Ctiar, I 1 I 1 designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. 1 Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 i Surplus and Profits J40.000.00 j Total $200,000.00 i The oldest bank In Iudlati Territory. Accounts o( Arms and lndlrlduals solloltcd upon tbe moat liberal tortus consistent with uood banking. III FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmorc, Indian Territory. NEARLY 200,000 BECOMING INDE PENDENT LAND 0WENR8. Finishing the Groat Talk, the Closing Ing Up of Tribal Affaire Whlali Was Begun Fifty Years Af. Work Outside Five Tribes. I FEEL AT EASE Because my property ia insured with Roberts, Poland & Bruce. They represent only the best companies. ROBERTS, POLAND 6c BRUCE Why this Haste? After it flro starts it is too Into to think of iusunu.ee. We'll take the 55 contract to protect you from fire loss and the cost will be reasonable. Why take the risk yoursslt? Wolverton L Son. EVERYaODY READS WHEN MONEY TALKS DRS. ENLOE & FANN, Dental Parlors For 30 Days wo will make tho following Reductions and Prlcos: Sold Crown. SiK $g M I Gold l'illlnc. upward from fl 00 BrldKo Work, por tooth 3 So i Amnlttuui i Wlllnir porcelain urown. r""'K, v.'.;:." Rlahmoifd Orownsr 4 00 Tooth Kxtrnotod V'Uhout Pain Utlflclul Tooth, por eot 7 SO I Xnthlnir hut first claaq matorlil used In all work. 12 yoars' oxporlonco 1 .oars In Ardrnoro, and hero to otny. AH work Kuurantoel. These prices tor 30 tlavs only, so come oarly OUlce, upstairs lu Urucc uiuir. over a oung s Furnlturo btoro, opp03lto t'oscoincc. ENLOE & FANN, Dentists. mors i to-shut aim sip. Hires None but First-class Mechanics. Uses only the Best Grades of Material, and Always Turns Out First-class Work. We Do All Kinds of ?Buggy Repainting, Blacksmithing, Wood tr Pnintinor Tnn Trimminff and Storm lAprons. Horseshoeing the Best. Rubber 1 ire worK a specialty, Get Our Prices which Are the same to All. ID. K. Allen. Washington. Oct. 16. It will be a strange) experience tor uv jon- gress or the United States to meet without baring some phase of the "In dian question" demanding consider ation, yet that is a prospect for Uit near future. The ratinratton by the Creeks, Cherokee anil Chlckasaws and Choctaws of the treaties recent ly negotiated and adopted by Con gress has made the way clear for a rapid settlement of the affairs of tho Indians, by which the individual members of the tribe will recelvo their allotments anil been me cltl zona, dependent upon their own ex ortlons for the support anil rellered of the guardianship of the nation. This is the plan to which oinclals of the Interior department anil the Indian bureau have been working for years, anil Mr. HiiciicotK, secretary of the Interior, will probably soe Its consummation. The secretary baa devoted much of his personal time and attention to the question for aev eral years, and to his efforts Is large ly due the credit for Ute unusual progress that he has made toward the final solution of the problems that have been vexing congress In con nection with Indian affairs, for more thnu a hundred yoars. It Is expected that within a few months at least two-thirds of the 240,000 Indians still remaining In the United States will be Independent land owners, each holding a title to a plot of good grazing and agricul tural land. Uncle Sam Is acting in the capacity of a real estato broker in this distribution, and Is making the Bpoclal allotments, but without exacting the usual commlssin. The process of land division has been going on -for seernl years now, and It is pnly a matter of a short time before pVactlcally all tho terri tory ownod by the Indians will have been parceled out among the nu merous tribes. The biggest job of this kind undertaken by the govern ment will soon he completed. Some six or seven years ago the members of the flvo civilized tribes decided that they would abolish tholr tribal form of government nnd would also dlvldo their tribal possessions, consisting principally of land, among those embraced In tho llvo nations, These Includo tho Cherokeos, Crooks, Semlnoli'8. Choctnws and Chlcka saws, tho flvo most intelligent and nil vanced tribes In tho country. All their land I located in the Indian Territory, and a sporlal commission was created by Congress to make the allotlmcntM. This was done on a basts different from that establish ed with ethbr tribes. An enrollment was made f the members In the five nations, Including something like S 1,600 men. and the division was mads on the ground of value rattier than area. The Idea of having the tribes aban don Uss-td holdings of land and divide It among their respective members was first taken up more than fifty years ago .but It has only been with in onmtwratlvely recent years that It has been rarriod out to any extent. It has always been recognised that tbe custom of tribal government and ownership was one of the chief draw backs to the civilisation of North American Indians. It has consequent ly besti the aim of the federal gov ernment to break it up and fix the hiatus of the Indian on as nearly the same basis of his white brother 1 H II HAVE CONFERENCE ON STRIKE SITUATION TERMS. Latter Objosts to Demands of Opera torsWants Roosevelt to Have Free Hand In Selection ef a Beard Other Points. Washington, Oct. IB. John Mitch- ell arrived In Washington at 11:27 today In response to au Invitation of President Roosevelt to meet him In conference relative to the proHsal of the operators for the appointment of a commission to investigate and settle the coal strike. He went Immediately to the White House, and to newspaper men who met him said he bad no statement to orH with a request that the reatrlc- loan in the appointment of n commis sion ho withdrawn In order that tho president may have a free hand In boosing tho commissioners. Mltahell's Terms. Washington. CM. in. There !x ox- cetlent reason for belief that President Mitchell will submit to the president a counter proposition ror a settlement of the strike. Air. Mitchell will In sist that the president bo given a free band In selection of a board of arbi tration and that the terms under which the board would be created be remodeled aomewhnL It is also believed Uiat the wording of the offer of the operator leaving the union out of consideration does not meet with Mitchell's npprnval and Jhat the may ask that the wording be changeil so as to clearly recognise union. possible. Accordingly, treaties were! make. He left the president's room negotiated between certain ttiltes and the government providing for the allotment of lands among the mem bers of the respective tribes and the sale of the balance to tbe United, States These treaties were sent by tbe people to the senate for ratifica tion, Just as tbe treaty of peace with Spain was. at 12:t"..V after having been at the White House a little over an hour, lie went to the treasury department where he went Into conference with Commissioner of Immigration Sar gent. He npponrod to be more cheer ful thnn when he entered the White House, hut still mnlntnlnod his roll cenco. no (locution to say whether For n long Ume there was a strong he hnd submittal! any counter propo prejudice on the part of the Indians against surrendering the tribal own ership to tbe possessions, and, In fact, this still continues In many quar ters. Uut outside of the lands owned by the five civilised tribes the govern ment has divided Into severalty more than G.600,000 acres. Sixty thousand iltlons to tho prosldont or to Indlcnto whether or not lie would make a statement. He said, howover, that he expected to see tho president again at o'clock and hoped to he able to return to Wllkeshnrro on tho -1:30 tinln. It Is understood that at the confer- clalma have been adjusted, giving tok-nce with President Itoosevolt Mr each Individual acres. an acreage of 100 inta weatner naturally turns our thoughts toward a comfor'ablo stove for tho wlntor. Wo hove thorn ready for you and evory stovo In our house wns mnde for pervlco. NOHLK imos. jQR.J:G. ABERNETHY Dentist Over T. N. Gota's Drug Store. Mltcholl'8 main objection to the nc ceptanco of tho proposition of tho operator was tho limitation placed upon tho president In tho mattor of tho solcctlon of tho arbitration com mission. Ho wns espoclally opposed to tho restriction limiting tho uoloc Hon of a Kodornl Judgo to a particular Jurisdiction. It is understood that tho miners nro willing to waive tho technical recognition of tho union as they will got n recognition of tho gen eral situation that oxluts in tho nn thraclto region. It is considered likely that tho proposition will go hack to tho opera- Use Ullxlr of llenuty for sallow complexion. Almond Cream for nil eruptions of the skin. At Mm. Mc laughlin's Millinery Storo. MltS. MAItY I,. CARTER, Agont. CHOICE LOTS . . Seven cLoico dwelling lota in sotithwoat part of city. If you want a fine locution for a Lome, investigate these. $750 will buy a 5-room dwelling, good cornor lot, well, bam nnd storm house, corner Seventh avo nue and C street, N. W. $15 monthly installments will buy u neat -l-room cottago, corner lot, good improvements. Has rented for past 3 years for 10 a month. The Redfield Agency Established 1893 Ardmorc. I. T. A. E. ROGERS All kinds of Territorial Drinks. .. Short Orders -101 East Main St.. Ardmorc. J. A. BIVEN3, President DON LACY, VIce.PresldenL A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Ca& Meek Restaurant C. W. Meek, Prop. Main Street Next to Union Depot. Wi.l open day and night. Everything neat andolenn. Tho Best Meals nnd Short Orders, TBE cm Capital and Surplus t-:i $100,000.00. Accounts of firms and Individuals solicited. Courteous treatment Accorded all alike. EAST MAIN ST "C.R.J0N usePLANSIFTER HIGH PATENT FLOUR Furniture. Carpets. Security for Depositor, Borrower and Bank Our Motto D It Is the Best &V WHALEY MILL & ELEVATOR CO;' The First National BAnk of Marietta, I. T. Established, 18-96 Offers to depositors overy facility which their balances, busines and responsibility warrant. - FOR S A 1 Ci White Sulphur Inn, HLLi Sulphur, I. T. This normlar resort and commercial hotel, sixty rooms, furniture aud fixtures and. grounds, go at a barirain if sold at once. The United States is es tabtishiug a rrservatiou and park here on account of tho fine springs and waters, C40 acres to be under government control similar to the famous Hot Springs in Arkansas. The 'Frisco railroad is building in hero now. My site is the only one for a laree Hotel: ample grounds for more building. This is the best thing in the Territory and will bpnr invest cation. I invite capital to come and see at once. Best reason for selling. Address WILL PYEATT. Owner, SULPHUR, I. T, 'Ardmore, I. T. ranim-l Mnrk anr! AMilind linhilifv VUkllUI -MVUI uiiu nvumviiui LIUIIIII ( t uvv,vvv.v Largest of any Bank In tbe Chickasaw Nation. Directors Judge Overton Love Holmes Willis Geo. M. D. Holford Jas. N. Kirkpatric Jas. A. White W. S. Derrick E. F. Graham H. A. KirkpatrickTj. G. Butler WE accept small and largo accounts and conduct a General Banking! Business for You. Farmers, stockmen and other businessmen make our office their headquarters when in Ardmore. OUR bank is a public institution andwendvanco tho best interests of tho people and give their business our personal attention and extend to them every facility consistent with safety to bank and cus tomer. Directors. C. It. Smith, President. 0. M. Oampuell, Vice-Pros, Lee Oruce, Cashier. G. W. Younq, Stockman J. 0. TnoMrsoN. Attorney, 0. It. Jones, Wholesalo and Retail Furniture. Sam Nohle, Wholesalo Hardware. J.R. Pennington, Grocer. R. V7. RAndol, Merchant. NONE BETTER RIVAL FLOUR EVERY SACK A GOOD ONE WHITEMAW BROTHERS, Wholesale Distributors, ARDMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY.