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tmx&ttilt. me ARDMORE, INJ). TElt.. SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, 1903. SUBSCRIPTION. $5 A YEAR. NUMBER 97 VOLUME X. SIDNEY SUCHIS, rnornlKTOB. I V M CIClflW CUBES HIE SERVICE TO BEGIN ON THE DAY OF MARCH. 16th Great Convenience to People Along thtf Line From Here to Haileyvllle. Opens Another Lucrative Field for the Dally Ardmorelte. Postmaster D. IU'iMold of this olty received omdal notification yoBtonlay ovenlnK from tho second assistant post master-general that tho Hnllcyvllle and Ardmoro branch of tho Choctaw railroad company would carry tho United States mall from and after March 10, 1003. Tho nows will be gladly received by this town and at tho Intermediate postolllcos. Why tho contract between tho government and tho railroad has been delayed bo long is not explained, but tho delay only aorves now to glvo tho postofllco pat rons here and along tho lino of road a keener appreciation of tho conven ience of tho service. Tho country mall routes through this country aro so bad, especially dur ing tho rainy seasons of tho year, that malls aro very irregular and In conse quent tho dally papers do not havo tho circulation duo them In tho rural districts. Tho opening up of theso lines of road will glvo an outlet Tor tho circulation of tho Ardmorelto that It will not bo slow In developing Into a remunerative field and will nt tho same tlmo placo tho nows of the day In tho homes of peoplo from hero to Halley rillc. MERGER CONTEMPLATED. Belief Is That the Rock Island Will Be the Central Figure. New York, Feb. 28. Contrary to ex pectation no official fltatomont respect ing tho status of tho St. Louis and San Francisco railway was Issued today. It Is genorally bellovod that niaUorB havo roachod Uio stago wnoro oniy a fow unimportant details romaln to bo Bottled. President Yoakum of tho FrUco sys tem had another contoronco with rop- roBontatlvos or J. P. Morgan & Co. to day, but declined to discuss tho re ported deal In any way. Latost reports Indlcato that tho out I CHOCTAW AND KATY HAVE DIS SOLVED JOINT RELATIONS. The Katy Has Refused to Haul Cars From the Choctaw That Are Re jected By the Inspectors Trou ble Brewing for Long Time. INSURANCE BILL. Insurance Company Under This Bill Must Make Annual Report. Guthrie. O. T., Fob. 28. An Insur ance bill, drawn along tho lines sug goaloil by Secretary of Uio Torrltory Grlinofl. ox-ortlcio lnaurnnco commis sioner, In his report to tho legislature. wns Introduced In the houw by Hep- rosonlatlve Decker nnd In tho senato Thos. W. Murray, an Indiana Prospec PRONOUNCES ARDMORE COAL SU- PERlOR TO M'ALESTER LUMP. stylo of n suit (lied this evening In ludgo Morgan's court. As soon as tho suit had been filed tho papers wero withdrawn by altornoyB for tho plain tiff, who gave a recolpt to tho court for them. South McAlostor, I. T., Fob. 28. Tho long oxpoctod Is likely to be real- como of tho prosont negotiations will ji0ll ln rarotui clrolos. disclose a schomo of far-reaching 1m portanco. It Is a gonoral bollof that a merger or consolidation of tho Inter ests ln tho Frisco, Itok Island, Atchi son and Southorn roads Is contemplat ed. Hock Island, according to curront gossip, will bo tho central figure in tho deal. Mr. Yoakum is reported to bo Tho Choctaw is at war with tho Katy and has asked to dissolve all Joint rolatlons with tho road at South McAlester. Superlntondont WonU of tho Choc taw has wired Superintendent Collins that ho dosires to conclude tho Joint by President Alexandor. An Insur ance company, In order to do business In Oklahoma, must annually raaku a roport to the Insurance commissioner covorlng tho groeg premiums paid nnd unpaid, earned or contracted for on business done in Oklahoma during tho proaodlng yenr. Tho bill provides that at the time Of filing this report the company must pay Into tho territorial treasury a sum equal to 2 per cont of mich premiums so contracted, In lieu of all taxes on real proporty. Tho Insurance) commissioner shall rccolvo tor Astonished at the Superior Product of Ardmorc Coal Mines. Tested Heating Properties. slated for tho presidency of Uio Hock hsreomont so long maintained hero, wHiinnu receiveu a ropiy iroiu iuu iuiy. Island, which, It Is predicted, dominate tho situation. All reports of terms and similar details are, as yet, matters of conjecture. A rumor that Hock Island would tnko ovor tho Morgan holdings In uco Mnririti Pn fnr Miolr ncrrnomont of tho financial details could not bo con- "at disagreement could bo arnica- From a source that Is known to bo rollablo Is It learned that Superintend ent Collins answered that Inasmuch las tho Choctaw had not preferred any chargos of nils-management or viola- .--in Pnn.mi n. nnn navmont of "on of the Joint agreement, ho would - - - - i , - , , i , , i i;ibk lur nil iiivuauKuuuii uuu iiudivu Only Real Indians Wanted. Washington, Feb. 28. Secretary Hitchcock has referred to tho court or claims for its findings and opinion a controversy which has arisen as to tho rights of whlto persons who havo In' tormarrled with Chcrokeo Indians. A protest lias been filed with tho In tcrlor department on behalf of a largo number of citizens by blood of tho Chorokoo nation against tho enroll' ment of Intermarried persons ".so as to rocognlzo their rights to partlcl pato In tho distribution of, any of tho common property of tho Cherokee na tlon." Thero is only ono lawyer In the Ida ho legislature Hut it Is probably all right. Most or tho laws would bo de clared "unconstitutional" any way firmed. bly adjusted Tho troublo which has been brew- Oklahoma Insane Asylum. ms for a long tlmo uroKo oui airesn l . - .t.n ni,nnln.,r ,1n. Guthrie, O. T.. Fob. 28. On account 11 luw ua "u w"u" luu Thos. V. Murray, who has boon In tho city for nbout ten days prospooU Ing, mado tho Ardmoro Coal mines a visit yostordny, nnd innkoa a most flattering roport or tho quality of tho coal that Is being mined out thero. In tho first placo, wo will state that Mr. Murray Is forty years a doalcr In fees! for oxamlnlng and filing stnto- coal, and was bom and reared In tho monts, Issuing llcousoe to companies coal Holds of tho north. Ho Is a man and to each separate agent, which in who knows what coal Is when ho boob necessary beforo any agent mny wrlto It, bosldos ho made n thorough test of any kind of Insurance In tho torrltory. this coal whllo at tho initio yesterday ponalty Is provided for ull viola,- Mr. Murray tolls us that as tho car Hons. Secretary Grimes explains that camo up from tho mluo ho picked up under this bill tho annual toritorlal in- two or three lumps, Just ns fio found como wlili tho prosont amount of In-1 thorn on top or tho car, and taking auranco buslnoss In Oklahoma will In- thoso lumps ns a, sample, and Judging crcaso from $7,000 annually, as at by tho tests ho mado whllo thero, ho prosont, to' $25,000 annually In Uxxcs, claims that the coal Is of hotter quail whllo It cuts tho commissioners fees ty nnd moro lasting than tho South of tho legislative roport being mado by a Joint committee, tho roport today to tho governor of tho commit' Ilvorcd a number or loaded coal cars to tho Katy hero which tho Inspector marked "bad orders," or ln other too appointed by him to Investigate w"ls wcr not for transportation, tho Insane asylum becomes lmportanL Tho cars remained hero until a largo rpi. iii i. i, m,t numoer accumuiaieu. inu iiui tun report quarterly and visit tho Insti tution when tho management does not know or tholr coming. Tho report shows tho general condi tion to bo excellent, with tho excep tion that tho wards aro overcrowded and tho construction or new ones Is recommonded. There nro now 3C9 pa tients there, or whom 130 aro females. There aro but three on the sick list nnd but six deaths have occurred slnco January 1. Thero commlttco believes tinned to reject all rolling stock not up to tho standard. Lost night thirty' flvo of tho "bad ordor" cars loaded with coal, wero carried out via Halley' vlllo to Ardmoro whoro thoy wore transferred to tho Santa Fo for trams portatlon to northern points. Today thero aro still 150 cars ln tho yards. , It Is thought this disagreement caused tho request for a 'dissolution or business relations. All agents on tho Choctaw havo been notified not to send coal for transfer thero aro 100 moro patients In Uio in stltutlon than can bo satisfactorily ac- at South McAlester commodated In tho present buildings. The mastor car builders or both Two physicians also recommend" n roads wore hero yesterday and con' systom of nronc'r dralnago about tho vcrsdU tho situation asylum. For good -work dono, proporly dono at" tho right price, tako your crippled watches and broken Jowolry to Noland & Holllns. W. T. Nixon, Jowoler. lOtf 1? F. aHDBBSOR, ...r.Prwtilent. B. P. FREH3LEY, YIca President. 0, L, ifiDERSOH, Caihlar. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository tor Bankruptcy Funds m Gtiickasaw Nation, Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus and Profits 140,000.00 Total .....$200,000.00 The oldest bank In Indian Torrltory. Accounts of firms nnd Individuals Bolloltod upon the moat liberal terms consistent with Rood banking ..Mysterious Cattle Disease. Donlson, Tox., Fob. 28. E. L. Over man, a dairyman or. Lcnign, 1. t., is In tho city. Ho said hundreds or cat- Itlo afo dying' ln and about Lehigh from a mysterious disease.' Tom M TflRRRTT lliarnH siocuman nnu I armor, who . ' I i. v i inn 4.. 4 .w .... fiESt Gltur I Hum ul -iuu muurs, ia iuaui an avorago or. uiroo a nay. wuuam Mlnton, tho local Lehigh butchor, has 1,500 head of cattle,' mul he, too, ro ports heavy losses. Tho partios above named say thoy food their stock well on cottonseed hulls and plonty of hay and aro unablo to account for tho sudden death of so many. fnlialf. ALABAMA INDIAN WANTS HELP. McAlester coal Mr. Murray says ho had tho flroman to draw tho flro from ono of tho fur naces whllo ho was nt tho mlno yes torday morning, nnd tho steam went down to 80 pounds. Ho thou, for his Says She Belongs to the "Pugger Hun ter" Tribe Her Letter, Marshals, chlofs or pollco nnd othor own satlsractlon, had tho fireman nllo officers of tho law recolvo many ln- in Bonlo 0r this coal, and In 30 minutes torestlng lottors from tlmo to time, uy tho watch tho steam guago Indlcat and Chief or Pollco D. 13. Booker P,i 130 nmimln nf nteam. linnucd us ono yesterday which wo prhit below. Tho loiter Is addressed to "Chler Indian, Ardmoro, Ind. Tor.," and In tho lefthand lower corner was tho words "Any Pollco," which Is per haps tho causo of Mr. Hooker receiv ing It Tho letter reads ns follows: "Dear friend I havo bin told you help KATY'S TERRITORY LAND8. Notice Served Not to Allot Lands In the Cherokee Nation. Muskogoo, I. T., Fob. 28. Tho Mis souri, Kansns and Toxas railroad has served noltco on Clilof Duffington oC the Cherokee nation nnd tho head ot tho Chcrokeo land office, not to allot tho sections or land claimed by that road In that nation. Tho road claims that by act or congress In 18CG It was granted oach alternate section or land for ten miles on cither sldo of lt track through tho torrltory. Tho grant was mado to I nil 11 co a railroad to build through tho Indian Torrltory, then a waste, to connect east and west lines In Kansas and Texas, tho first road to build gottlng tho land. Tho Katy built. Tho land claimed would mako a strip ton miles wldo nnd 2C0 miles long. Notice has been sorved on all government officials In Uio Indian Ter ritory that havo to do with land allot monts. A STIUCTLY Hiail GRADE CIGAR. CASTLE HALL. Ctf. Buy a Home Six-room dwelling on southeast cor nor lot at Fourth avenue and A street. If you want a good homo you can get It for $900 Terms on part If you want it This coal was mined forty foot tin tier tho ground, and Mr. Murray says tho dcoper thoy go tho better will bo tno quality of this coal. Somo years ago coal wns mined In tho vicinity or this placo, and sorao or tho coal proved to bo or an Inferior naturo, and somo or tho peoplo in your tribe and' I am hair Indian and 1 1 Ardmoro havo not forgotten It, and tho am a poor woman and needy and don't no what. on earth I will Do unless you all help mo I havo not got no boddy to work for mo and tak caro of mo nnd I havo got ono child 2 years old my trlbo Is tho bugger huntor Indlnns my mothor was a full flood Indian her nnmo was Johnson my namo Is Sa rah Maria Justice your truly address all lottors to Mrs. S. M. Justlco Llttlo- vlllo Po. Ala." present coal has been given a black oyo on account of this former coal. Kate Cabell Currle. Dallas, Fob. 28. "Katlo Currlo against J. It Currlo, divorce," Is tho Choice Block Of six lots, Improved with two houses of two rooms each (unfurnished) and two sheds. Situation, very desirable on Wost Main stroot. Lots lorol and high. Exceptionally fine building site. Prlco reasonable $850. Lots Somo very fino building sites, fa Torablo location, ln southwest part ot city. Sco about them it you Intend to build. Tho Redfield Agency, Real Ustatc, Rents, Loans, Phone i3i. Ardmore, Ind. Ter. J. A. BIVEN8, President A. H. PALMER, Cashier. DON LACY, Vice-President W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashier. Snow Four Feet Deep. Special to tho Ardmorelto. Galneevlllo, Tex., Fob. 28. A citizen of this town who returned today from Ilerefonir Texas, 150 miles wost of hero says that that country Is cover ed with four foot of snow and that when ho loft the llakos woro still fall lng. Tho Denver road has not had a through train In thr.co days, ; t THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital and Surplus TV 5100,000.00 Accounts of firms and Individuals solicited. Accorded all alike. Courteous treatment Tho Mitchell Wagon Is tho "Mon- WILLIAMS, CORHN & CO. flj S C LACE CURTAINS. Thnt uro as pretty as can be had and the very latest patterns. PLANSIFTER IGH PATENT FLOUR ROBERTS, POLAND & BRUCE (), R, JONES & BR! 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