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till VOLUME IX. bidnev auaas, ABDMOBE, IND. TEH., SUNDAY MOANING, NOVEMBER 2, 1902. ,$5 HEAR. NUMBER 30G rnorniBTOR, Wton would not restrain OBB FROM OUSTING THEM. ' c Bunches Have Been Removea. ollectlon of Cattle Tax Is the Toughest Proposition Cobb Has Been Up Against. ho MusHogoo Tlraos says: Ouy P. )h returned from tho Choctaw Na il yeoterday afternoon with a Jaun- smllo and a feeling ot trlumpii in heart. Tho biggest problem that uncrossed tho attention of tho enue Inspector ot tho Territory this tamer Is tho collection of tho cattlo of 25 cents per head on all cattlo bught Into tho Indian Territory for ulug purposes. tho regulations of tho department i)vlde ojectmcnt of offending herds tilnst this law, but cattlemen havo ,l.cr been used ti Us .enforcement, icy aro getting used to It now, and mo ot tho cattlo aro getting back n Toxub wlioro they camo from. omo tlmo ago notices woro served tho owners of all cattlo that had en whipped Into tho Territory to y or their cattlo would bo run out tho Territory. Somo of them paid il others Icnored tho notlco just they havo always done. Cobb went or them. Flvo herds of cattlo havo .. .1.1. ... !. Tn.vllnnr mull' o Texas line. Last week bunches of cattlo belong' g to A. T. Davis, M. A. Davis, J. n, inmnsnn. Marlon Allen and others. ho woro grazing them near Marietta, ore run out of tho Territory becauso o owners havo refused to pay tho x. V .O. Davis of Gainesville, an nt rnnv wlifi tnnrnamitAa nnwmnn nwlv g 100,000 head of cattlo that havo t Li m a. V. . rpAH. tory, filed an Injunction against Cobb nrovent running tho cattlo out. ho Injunction was denied by Judgo layton at Durant yesterday. This upholding Cobb's action and ho will w moro vogorously than over before rocced to eject them. Tho cattlo aro run over tho lino, swimming lied river, but tho owners know that tho Texang will not long let them remain and as soon ns tho Indlifn pollco aro out of tho country tho cattlo pro usually headed back towaril tho Territory, and If tho cow men havo been smooth enough to capturo a young calf or two tho old covs soon lead tho herd back to tho pastures from which they havo been driven. Mr. Cobb says somo bunch es of cattle hnve crossed tho rlvor a dozen times, but now tho Indian pollco will keop tho lino and tho cattlo will bo driven till thoy aro skin and bones boforo thoy will bo allowed to 'como, back Into tho Torrltory. If cattlo aro ejected and tho owner drives them back tho ponalty Is a dol lar a day por head for each day thoy remain In tho Territory. Theronre a few cases of this klpd and suits havo been filed against tho cowmen for tho amount of such (Inc. Mr. Cobb states that thoro wero probably 110,000 head ot cattlo In tho Torrltory on which taxoa woro duo and of that amount about 26 por cont has been paid. Payments aro coming hi moro rapidly now tKnn bpforo tho bunches of cattlo mentioned woro driven out. II THE LIQUOR PROBLEM IN Indian territory. Distillers and Brewers Puzzling Over Plans to Enterthc Forbidden Land. Substitutes for Liquor Are Drank By Indians. A CALL For Meeting of Single Statehood Exe cutlve Committee. - Tho Blnglo statehood oxecutlvo com' nilttco of Oklahoma and Indian Torrl tory Is hereby called to meet In Ok lahoma City, Ok., at 10 o'clock a. m on Monday tho 10th day ot November, 1902, for the purposes of considering and detemlnlng whether a third single statehood convention for Oklahoma shall bo called, whether or not tho poo plo of tho "Twin Territories" shall bo called upon by this commltco. In tho event another dologato convention bo called, and by snld delegate cpnvcn tlon tho advisability ot framing a state constitution and thcroupon further seek and demand admission Into tho union of states, and then and there to attend to all other business that may properly como beforo tho committee, Business of vital importance, quca tlono of greatest moment, aro press Ing for attention and solution and each and every member of tho commltteo Is urgently requested to bo present nt this mooting. This October 27 1902. E. N. UATCLIFF, Ch'm. V. II. WAMCEIt. Scc'y. n iwnpnsnn l 1 aiiuuuuuui President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vice President. G. L, ANDER30H, Caibter. II, TORBEI int. Cuhr. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. THE Ardmore, Indian Territory. iBslpatod Depository (or Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. ' Capital paid in $ 60.000.00 Surplus and Profits 140.000.00 Total $200,000.00 The oldoat bank in Indian Torrltory. Accounts of Arms and Individuals solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with Rood banking. Emanating from South McAlastor a statomrnt has bcon mado upon fairly good authority that tho browors and distillers through tholr national or ganization are proparlng to rocelvo, If posBlblo, somo way by which thoy can transact business In tho Indian Torrltory. Thoy aro confronted by congrosslonal treaty guarantcoa to each of tho flvo civilized trlbos that Intoxicating liquor shall not ho In troduced or bold In tho Indian Torrltory.. Tho prohibition ot tho salo of Intoxi cating bovoragos In tho Indian Terri tory has long bcon an obstacle which browcrs and dlstlllors of the United States have sought to overcome. Tho enforcement of this law by tho Fcdor nl govornment, whllo not entirely sue ccssful, probably has been moro pro hlbltlvo than If stato or county officers woro required to do the work. Tho possession of Intoxicants by Individ uals, regardless of whethor thoy woro to bo offered for sale or consumed personally, Is an offense, and deputy United Stntcs marshals everywhere havo no hesitancy In confiscating the liquor. A traveler passing through In dlan Territory on a railroad train dnre not step to tho dopot platform and tako a drink from his own flask with' out danger of having it seized and broken 15y a deputy marshal. Tho demand for Intoxicants has not been lessened by tho law .however,! and deleterious decoctions offered In place of alcoholic drinks havo shown a steady and Increasing salo In tho Indlnn Torrltory. Patent medicines, lemon extract, bay rum and even red Ink havo been consumed in largo quantities. Their physical oftects have been so bad, if not worse, than tho consumption of alcoholic drinks. A life Insurance agont who docs thousands of dollars in business an nually In the Indian Torrltory and Ok lahoma, said rccontly that a surpris ingly largo r.umbor of applicants In tho Indian Torrltory woro rojected by examining physicians becauso ot Hvor and kidney diseases and that in at most evory instanco tho source of tho malady was traced to tho Immodorato uso of substitutes for tho aleohollo drinks prohibited by law. Tho state ment has been mado that tho mami facturcrs havo oven changed their formulae, Increasing tho amount of alcohol in patent medicines to bo sold In tho Indian Territory. Theso conditions wero of no advan tage to brewers nhd dlstlllors, who could go to tho boundarlos ot tho In dian Torrltory. but dared go no furth or. Tho unattainable business In sight was oxnsporatlug. Every tribal treaty contained a provision committing tho Federal government to tho task of provontlng tho sale of Intoxicants In tho rospectlvo nation, In spite of all attempts to havo them omitted. Tho public salo of Intoxicants meant a speedy moral and physical annihila tion of tho Indians and tho Fedoral governmont took tho patornal position of protecting them. In tho Croek treaty tho prohibitory clause In tho Curtis act Is continued In forco and roads: "Nothing In this act or In the laws of tho stato of Arltnnnas shall an thorlzo or pormlt tho sale ot or oxpos uro for tho salo ot any Intoxicating liquor lnjsijld Territory or tho Intro duction thoreof Into said Torrltory." Tho Chorokco troaty contains tho samo provision, and tho clause In tho Choctaw-Chickasaw troaty Is In effect tho saiao. Perpetual prohibition Is grantotl by congress In the Somlnolo country. Most porsons believe that with tho dissolution ot the tribal gov ernment In 190C tho prohibitory pro tectlon glvon by congress will ccaso Whllo tho samo reasoning mny not npply to the Somlnolo country, yet a man lntorostcd In Seminole affairs said that any law onactod by congress could l'o repealed by that body and that It would not bo a difficult matter to wlpo out prohibition In tho Somln olo country .possibly bqforo 190C. Tho addition ot portions of tho In dian Territory to Oklahoma for stato- hood purposos has been suggested as a means whereby the prohibitory law could bo evaded or ropealcd. Unloss congress should ndmlt such portions on nn equal footing with Oklahoma thcro would bo nothing to prevent tholr attachment In tho samo mannor ns the OBagc reservation nt present and tho enforcement of tho sUlao pio hlbltory lawa ns prevail In thosago country. SAYS EDUCATION RUIN8 THE IN DIANHE BECOMES. IDLE A Warm Report Sent In by an Okla noma Agent Who Declares tho Educated Indians Are the Most Worthless In the Tribe. Washington, Nov. 1. A sovoro ar raignment of tho Indiana on tho Pon- en, Otoe and Oakland reservations, In Oklahoma, Is mado by Agent Erwln In charge of tho reservation In his an nual report to tho commissioner ot In dlnn atlalrs. Tho report says: 'Hardly any of tho young Indians, thoso who havo graduated from non reservation schools, ns well as thoso who havo atter.dod for n number of years ,do any work at all. It can bo sot down as a perfectly Biifo rulo that as a class tle young educated Indians are the most worthless nuos In tho wholo trlbo. Nearly nil ot tho work done by tho tribes Is performed by tho middle-aged, nblo-bodlod onos who cannot wrlto nor speak English. Tho educated Indian coming from tho schools usually gives tho oxcuso that ho has nothing with which to work, nclthor money, Implements nor stock of nny kind. This Is true, but I know that they manago to llvo on their an unities and lenso monoy and buy horses, buggies, etc.. on credit and bor row money lrom tho banks, with but llttlo prospect of over bolng ablo to pay tholi'rtoutB. Any able-bodied man, or woman, is ablo to obtain work at fair wages. Many of tho people aro addicted to drink and both men nnd I women are inveterate gamblers. Thoy havo practlcnlly no'.hlng to do. Their days aro spent In almost utter idleness nnd vlco nnd debauchery aro rampant. Tho degradation ot thoso peoplo will eontlnuo nnd Increase until they aro mado to work and llvo by tho result of tholr labors." Ab a romedy for this condition of nffalrs tho agent rocommonds that Indlnn children bo oducated only nt reservation bonrdlnjr schools, further education bolng ninety por cont waste of offort nnd money; thnt schools un der tho JurUdlctfon of tho Oklahoma govornmont bo ostnbllshed nmong thoso Indians, so that tho hitter can como into constant contact with white children nnd thnt payments by the govornmont from tholr trust funds now In tho United States treasury be used to cnablo them to stnrt In farm ing nnd stock raising. CHOICE LOTS . He veil choice dwelling lots in southwest part of city. If you want a fine location for n home, investigate theso. $750 will lmvn5-rootn dwelling, Rood corner lot, woll, barn nnd storm house, corner Seventh ave nue and 0 street, N. W. $15 monthly installments will buy n neat 4-room cottage, corner lot, good improvements. lias rented for past 3 years for $10 a month. The Redfield Agency Established 1893 Ardmon, I, T, J..' A. BIVEN8, President. H. A. PALMER, Cashier. DON LACY, Vice-President W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashier. ROBERTS, POLAND & BRUCE INSURANCE. REAL ESTATE. BONDS. It Might k Worse You will realize thnt fact most forcibly when your accident happens, if you havo been pru . dent enough to carry accident insurance Insurance won't set broken bones nor heal wounds, bnt it will pay doctor's bills and grocer's bills while you are laid up. Better soe us about it soon. W. S. WOLVERTON & SON Ii her! aut gra to, se D. MASON, DEALER IK Nev and Second Hand Furniture and Stoves. 'ods Bought, Sold, Rented and Exchanged North Washington Street, Ardmoro, I.-T.-- HANDY WITH A GUN. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Husband Drew Knife and Wife Filled Him With Lead. Joplin, Mo., Nov. 1. R. O. Itandnll, a real estato denlor nt Carthage, was shot hero at noon today by his wlfo and instantly killed. Mrs. nandnll sued for dlvoreo several days ago and today, when tho couplo mot in a law yers omco, a quarrol ensued. Itan dnll drow a knife and attempted to stab his wlfo, whon Bho pulled out a pistol nnd shot him flvo times. Sho wuo lUTusiim. rne iianuaiiH aro prominent In Jopllh circles. AHDMORE. I. Capital and Surplus 5100,000.00, Accounts of firms and individuals sollcltod. Accorded nil alike. Courteous treatment A. E. ROGERS All kinds of Territorial Drinks. ., Short Orders 401 East Main St., Ardmoro. When the brain seems weak and weary, And life itself is dark and dreary; When all other friends havo fled, Try sleeping on one of 0. It. JONES' FOLDING BEDS. In fairy land you'll seem to wander, N 'Mid Elysiau dreams you'll ponder, Wondering much what realm is this, What fairy land of perfect bliss. :l nl- usePLANSIFTER HIGH PATENT FLOUR It is the Best y WHALEY MILL & ELEVATOR CO. The First National Iknk of Marietta, I. T. Established, 18-96 -,. V Offers to depositors every facility which their balances, bnsinea and responsibility warrant. See thai Fine Folding Bed In His Show Window, When morning with its rosy light, Folds back tho dusky shades of night, You'll shower blessings while you can On C. R. JONES, the FURNITURE MAN. Directors Judge Overton Love Geo. M. D. Holford Jas. A. White E. F. Graham H. A. Kirkpatrick Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatricb W. S.' Derrick J. G. Butler Security for Depositor, Borrower and Bank Our Motto 'Ardmore, I. T, Capital U ii Additional liability . . . . M.C Largest ot any Bank Id the Chickasaw Nation. EVERYBODY READS WHEN MONEY TALKS DRS. ENLOE & FANN, Dental Parlors. For 30 Days wo will mako the following Redactions and Prlcos: Oold Crown, 2iK HMlCloltl Fllllngi. upward from 1100 Ilrldk'o Work, por tooth , 3 fio i Amulirum 1'IUInc 6 Porcolaln Crowns a 60 Content Fillings .... 5 Illohmonil Orownar ,. 4 00 I Teoth Extracted Without rain M Artificial Toeth,ier let 7 60 j Nothing but drat class matorUl usod In all work. 12 yoars' oznerlenoe 4 years in Ardmoro, and boro to stay. All work guaranteed. Thoso prices (or 30 days only, so como early. Ofllco, upstairs In Oruco Bldg. over A 0. Young's Furnituro b'toro, opposite l'ostofllco. ENLOE & FANN, Dentists. ncceptBmallandlarceaccountsand conductn General Banking " Business for You. Fanners, stockmen and other business men tnaki) onr oluce their headquarters when in Ardmoro. OUR bank is a public institution nnd wo advance the best interests of tho people and Rive their business our personal attention and extond to them overy facility consistent with safety to bank and cus tomer. Directors. 0. R. Jones, Wholosalo and Retail Furniture. Sam Noble, Wholosalo Ilardwaro, J. R. Pennington, Grocer, R. W. Randol, Merchant.. i 0. R, Smith, President. 0. M. Campbell, Vice-Pres. Lee Chuck', Cashier. G. W. Young, Stockmau . J. 0. Thompson, Attorney, NONE BETTER RIVAL FLOUR EVERY SACK A GOOD ONE WHITEMAN BROTHERS, Wholesale Distributors, ARDHORG, INDIAN TERRITORY.