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ARDMORE, IND. TER.. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1902.
VOLUME X. (SIDNEY Biiaas.i i 1'BorBtRTon. - 1 . S5 fl YEAR. NUMBER 3 il all the notions Juln In olio conceited movement mul hviiiI to Wanhlngton a rongreMlonnl delegation that shall rise nbova the ordinary lobbyist. Five hundred thousund people wltliout edu cutlonal fttcilltirs alioitld be thtlr prin cipal plea, and illustrate 1U awful new by pointing to cars of prlaonera all miller SC yearn or aire." atllhvell H. Uusaelt roe ami said In port: "Boroft I came to the Territory I Irletl to make a study of the ootid I- from every state ana territory In the I CIohs, nntl the more I studied the more congress with a request for Its Indorse- Unon anil that we must rormuinta i cntne onnvincen mat i am not wi met, jje complimented Uie people some detlnlte plan of action and thon derstaiul It. We all seem to under- of the Chlrkasaw Nation on transact get behind It In order to accomplish tand tjiut we need something and I Qg R greater volume of business and anything. The American cltlsen. have Uam all the speakers say we wherover he Is, Is entitled to protec- tieeil somsthlng. We need represents- K r r,.nm mu0 NJa tnn; G'lVGn U: his children should hnve schools, tlou; we need to be conservnllve. Representatives from Other Nations Uiven nnB , .hw,ld be They an s.v we need reptesentnUon. Ill Cilftffl Representative Meeting of i Its Labors in Perfect Citizens Closce Harmony. tlvo then It s time to discuss person al views." On motion of Mr. Herbert the people from other nations were voted seats In tho convention and given a cordial welcome. C. I.. Totter of (la'tieflviUe, who Is a closo friend to Senator Bailey, was present. Mr. Poller was called for and re sponded with ti characteristic speech that caught tlto convention. Mr. Hot ter salfl. that Mere were omplalntt J. .J MrAlestor said that most peo ple talked of coming to the Territory but that tho Territory had come to him. lie said the people had come here without the protection of law and that now If a man were at least dis posed to the rulings of tho secretary of the Interior would run him mad. It wan his) opinion that It some of relief did not come with the approach ing session that the people should call a constitutional convention nnd pre sent a form of state government to m i i PIG I iftlll Seats and Cordially Welcomed Conven tion Asks for Public Schools, Public Roads and Local Self Government. ' The convention called by Mayor J)Ick to convone In Ardmore Ndv. 10 hot at 10 o'clock Monday morning at ie United Statos courthouse. The lonvontlou was catted to order by layor Dick and tho houso wont Into ;emporary organisation by the oloc Ion of S. W. Hrys of Ityan temporary shalrman and P. V. Fox tomporary focretary. Mr. Hays, In stating tho Object of tho Ardmoro, convention to bo to tako stops to aocuro needed legislation, took advantage of his op portunlty to oxprose his gratofulnoss for tho honor that had boon conforrod upon him. Irtaamuch as a number of dolegatoe tvoro oxpoctod to arrlvo on tho Santa fo and Choctaw trains about noon It was agreed that during tho morning session no work bo dono oxcopt the kppolntmcnt of committees on crcdon Mats and permanent organization. Following nro thoso committees: Credentials S. Hardy, T. N. Rob hott, Dr. Doauchamp, Dr. McPhorson Sam Davis. Hormanont organization K. W, Inick-. J. T. Conn. W. I. Gilbert, A. J Mllbnrn, II. O. Crogor. r Upon tho suggestion of J. C. Graham that Henry M. lurman wouki do an fcent during tho afternoon session tho Jattor was called for to glvo his vlows concornlng what stops tho convention should tako. Mr. Furman rospondod with a strong jjneoch, stating that ho approclatod tho courtosy shown him by tho con ventlon and oxprosslng rogrots at his unahlllty to bo proscnt throughout tho deliberations of tho convention. Mr. Furman's speech showed that he was perfectly familiar with overy need of the Indian Territory and was replete with practical suggestions. The dimcultles under which we are laboring and tho gravity and Impor tance of tho questions to be discussed wore touched upon. In part Mr. Fur- n said: "Tho condition-that tho Indian Territory Is now placed In is anomalous, nothing llko it over oxlst- secure In his property rights. When you formulate a plan of work congress will not turn a deaf ear and ou 'am count with certainty on the asalatance of Senator Ilalley and oth ers from Texaa. W. II. L. Campbell of Ada suggested that Sam Howell of Wagoner might have something of Interest for the con vention. Mr. Howell Is not a public speaker, but he has accomplished the nrst step toward making one, 1. o., he knows something to say. Mr. Howell snout Inst winter with congress; has compiled statistics of the Indian Ter ritory for the committee on territories and thoro Is not a phaBo of Indian leg islation upon which ho Is not thor- .i nr. niiinr torritorv over ...:.r. in, ,.., i oughiy acquainted mi .UUu uu,, Mr. Howoll stated that ho had a re- anu wiutju munt uu utcjuvu wv.v can enjoy the rich boon of American citizenship. And we are voxed be yond measures because wo havo no voice whatovor In tho sottlomont or affairs. What aro wo to do? Wo oc cupy tho position of supplicant's; thoro aro over' year from 200 to 2,500 lob byists beforo congress, and whon wo cent letter from Mr. Moon of Tonnes- soe In which ho states that tho Indian Territory will get a torrltorlal form of government or nothing nt the next ses' slon of congress. Tho convention resumed Its after noon dollberntlons at 2 o'clock. Tho tomporary organization was made pormanent. A commlttoo composed i 1. I... olmnlir trtlna Hint HUI1U u, IUUU itiuiu ..w ....4..j j nf A T.M.11nmnn T V Pr,nr.lf,tw1 Tnl.n Inniimorablo host and It's hard work L ' ' Indeed to got a hearing. This Is not a roprcsentatlvo convontlon of tho en- tiro Indian Torrltory nnd wo should tako no radical stops and until thon thoro la something tanglblo to fight Hoard, W. 11. Johnson, W. II. h. Camp boll, It. McMulIan nnd Elliott was appointed on resolutions, A commltteo composed of Chair man S. W. Hayos, J. F. Conn and H. II friilam wna ntinnlntml in mnirn m for thoro will not no a rcprosoniamo executive commlttoo. convention. Tho duty that lies uororo us Is to tako up tho matter on whlcli wo aro a unit and koop out discord ant questions; rosort to no radical measures. Our children aro without schools, our Insano have no asylums and our people nro without tho con venience of public roads. Itollef must come and tho safest method to pur sue Is to procuro a dclogate In con gress. On this question wo aro a unit and whon wo havo a reprcsOnta- L. F, IHDKRSOR, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Tlce President. C. I. ANDERSON, Caiblar. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. neslgnated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. Caoital paid in $ 60,000.00 sSrilusand Profits ...... 140.000.00 Total $200,000.00 The oldest bank In Indian Territory. Accounts of nrmB and individuals solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with Rood banking. -Whllq tho committees woro out the tlmo was takon up In discussion of Torrltorlal mattors. Mr. Icdbctter was of tho opinion that slnglo stato hood Js inovltablo. Oklahoma, with ono oxcoptlon, has always gono over whelmingly republican, but tho vote this election Is still In doubt and the slnglo Issue of tho campaign was union with Indian Torrltory. Tho ro sult shows Oklahoma to bo willing to dlvldo her school funds, and sho voted In tho intorost of a broad patriotism S H. TORBETT, 1 for ono ninRnlncont stato rather than All! ClIQf I '"oiBiii'it'iui. muius. v. i. unuort saia: "Tins country occupies a peculiar condition. Hcoplo formorly wont aftor liberty with gun powdor and bayonets, but wo go after It with a s.ot of resolutions. Hello vo wo ought to nssumo tho initiative nnd domand tho attention of congross. Lot iHtt none of them suggeata a method. I do not know what method to adopt myself, but I do know one thing, the government of the United Statea had the Indian Territory under direct con trol for more than seventy years. There lis been millions of dollars squandered through various channels and for different purposes, and more than enough to float three or four common wars. There has been too much politics from ono end to the other. Now we hear that we need a delegate In congress; wo need repre sentation In some shape whether it Is a delegate In congress or blocked on with Oklahoma. Tho party headed by William Cross made a gallant fight n8 ft unt or us anil wo biiouhi exnross our gratltudo to thorn. We want alngle statohood hut we can't get It. and It will not do to atnnd out for that and that alone as It will set us back thirty or forty years. The next best tiling we can do Is to get a Torrltorlal form of government. As soon ns wo cot In as a Territory won't congross bo ns good to us as sho was to Oklahoma? Sho bought then lands, won't sho do tho samo thing for us? Wo aro their wards and children and thoy will be as kind to us as thoy woro to thorn. That Is tho host thing wo can do nnd wo had host stand by It and as Mr. Howell said. ' that bill will vn through or nothing will.' " Edwin Hill of South McAHstermado a hrlof speech In whloh ho said tho people should ollmlnato party ques tions, quit making oxporlmonts nnd glvo tholr unqualified Indorsement to tho Moon bill, which had boon report ed unanimously by tho commlttoo on territories. He also suggested that a sonatorlnl committee would roach Guthrie and Oklnhoma City noxt Wednesdny and that they might be In duced to visit tho Indian Torrltory. Mr. Lodbottor ropllod that ho had beon In communication with tho sena tors and moved tho nppolutmont of a commlttoo to confer with them. Tho chair appointed W. A. Lodbottor, K. H. Hill, W. I. -Gilbert, Sam Howoll nnd J. F. Sharpo. W. G. D. Hinds of South McAlostor said tho ho had always boon for dou bio statohood and that ho stood un qualifiedly for tho Moon bill. on being morn nearly a unit on public questions. Mr. Herbert theu made a ringing speech. He would like to see the two territories In one state It they can come together on equal footing. Hoo pla of Indian Territory should be al lowed to participate In the constltu ttnnal convention. And It not allowed thnt privilege we'll take rare of our selves. Oklahoma cant out-class ur commercially nor any other way and we are under no obligations to them Disgusted with the omnibus bill, hut ns a mere- mntter of expediency would Indorse the Moon bill. Judgo West referred to the two pending measures omnibus bill nnd the Moon bill. He bad always been for the slnglo statehood, but that abovo all olso tho pooplo should stand CHOICE LOTS . Seven choice dwolliriK lota in southwest nart o city. If you wnnt n fine looation for n houiu, inVesticnto thoso. $750 will buv a G-room ilwolliuu, pood cornor lot, well, burn nnd storm house, cornor Seventh two- uue nnd C street, N. W. $15 monthly instulimonts will buy a nont -l-room cottngo, corner lot, good improvements. lias ranted for pnst 3 years for $10 a month. The Redfield Agency Established 1893 Ardmort, I. T. BANNER S A LVC tho most healing salvo In the world. Tho following nnmos were road of thoso who had boon placed on the oxecutlvo commlttoo: H. I.. Jarboe, ChlckaBha; W. I. Gllbort, Duncan; J. C. Washington, Marietta; Snm Davis, Davis: It. W. Dick, Ardmore; J. W. Hoard, Ada; H. A. Kreogor, Francis; A. Gullott, Tishomingo; A. J. MHbiirn, Mllburn. Tho commltteo on resolutions rando a majority and n minority report. (Continued on Hago Two.) J)R.J.G. ABERNETHY Dentist Over T. N. Gota's " Drug Store. A. E. ROGERS All kinds of Territorial Drinks. ., Short Orders 404 East Main St., Ardmoro. J. A. BIVENS, President. H. A. PALMER, Cashier. DON LACY, Vice-President. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashier. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Ar2iurvicF2E:. i. t! Capital and Surplus 5100.000.00, Accounts of firms and individuals solicited. Accordod all alike. Courteous treatment USE Made by PLANSIFTER HIGH PATENT FLOUR It Is the Best WHALEY MILL & ELEVATOR CO. ROBERTS, POLAND & BRUCE You should investigate our Carpet Values, .: - V Before you purchase. The First National BAiik of Marietta, I. T. Established, 1 8:9 6 Offers to depositors every facility which their balances, buaines and responsibility warrant, , ' All we want is a chance to show you; our pretty dc signs, prices and salesman will do the rest. Directors Judge Overton Lovb ' Geo. M. D. Holford Jas. A. White E. F. Graham H. A. Kirkpatrick INSURANCE. Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatrjc W. S. Derrick J. G. Butler C. R. JONES. EVERYBODY READS WHEN MONEY TALKS DRS. ENLOE & FANN, Dental Parlors. For SODaya wo will make the following Reductions and Pricoa: Security for Depositor, Borrower and Bank Our Motto REAL ESTATE. BONDS. t i Gold Fllllnei. upward from 1100 Amaiirum pnuac Cemoat Pilling .... Tooth Kxtraotdd Vlthout Tain. 'Ardmore, I. T. It Might k Worse You will realize that fact most forcibly when your accident happenB, if you have been pru dent enouch to carry accident insurance Insurance won't set broken boues nor heal wounds, but it will payZdoctor's bills and grocer's bills while! you are laid up. Better see us about it Boon. W. S. WOLVERTON & SON Capital Stoch and Additional liaili QoMCrowua, !K.. W 60 iiriuh'o work, Dortootn s oa Torceluln Crowns..-' 8 M Richmond Orownir 4 00 Artificial Toetb, per sot 7M Kothlng but ttrst olaas mutorlil used in all work. 12 yoars' experience i yonrfl in Ardmoro. and.lioro to stay. All work Ruarantood. Tlipao prices for 30 days only, so como early. OOlco, upstnlrs in Oruco Bide, over A G. Young's tfurnuuro btoro, opposite 1'ostomoc. ENLOE & FANN, Dentists. Largest of any Bank In the Chickasaw Nation. men WE nccopt small and larce accountsand conducta General Bankln Business for You. Farmers, stockmen and other bnsinesH me make our oOlco their headquarters when in Ardmore. OUR bank is a pnblio institution and we advance the best interests of the people and Rive their business our personal attention and extend to them every facility consistent with safety to bank and cus' tomer. Directorsi 0. R. Smith, President. 0. M. Campbell, Vice-Pros. Lee GnuCK, Cashier. G. W. Youno, Stockman J. 0. Thompson. Attorney,! C. R. Jones, Wholesale and Retail Furnituro. Sam Noble, Wholesale Hardware. J. R. Pennington, " Grocer. R. W. Randol, Merchant. NONE BETTER RIVAL FLOUR EVERY SACK A GOOD ONE WHITEMAN BROTHERS, Wholesale Distributors, ARDMORB, INDIAN TERRITORY. 1