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f SIDNEY BUOCIH.l
AKDMORE, IND. TER.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1903.
f SQBSGRiPTION. $5 fi MR. NUMBER 106
PROVIDING FOR CON3TITU.
To Be Held In Guthrie, Ok., In July.
Both Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory to be Represented The
Outcome Is Problematical.
Guthrlo, O. T., Mar. 10. Itoprosea
tatlvo Mathowa has sprung a plan for
nrocnrlnc statehood which was 80
now that It was almost startling when
ho Introduced In tho lowor houso of the
lmrlslaturo a bill providing for a con-
atltutlonal convontlon to bo participat
ed In by both Oklahoma and tho In
dian Territory. Tho bill was at ou .
advanced to Its second reading and
roforrod to tho commlttco on ways
and means. That commltteo decided
to roport tho bill favorably to tho
Tho bill provldos for a constitutional
convontlon which shall bo hold in Gu
thrlo, beginning tho first Tuesday In
July and continuing In session GO
days, excluding Sundays. Tho dele
gates to tho convention aro to bo
elected tho first Tuesday la June.
uxianoma is 10 uuvo to uuiuyiuia uuu
Ihn Tnillnn Torrltnrv 7S. Tho Indian
Territory's dclogatos aro divided up
among tho different nations as 101
lows: 20 from tho Creek, 20 from tho
Cherokee. 30 from tho Choctaw and
fltilrUnnnw nml R frnm thn Rnmlnnlo.
mav nartininam in mo convention at
its option. Tho convontlon is to
.11U1L IL tlUUaULULIUIl ITU1LU ID LU UU
. t. n, T . i . t,n nn
liulialUiVJlj ujr umuiiuiuu uuu iuu lu
&Jnn Territory and also separately by
io dlrferont nations of tho Indian Ter
ritory, tms ts to proveni a majority
In ono territory from ovor coming t
majority In tho other territory. In oth
Jer words It Is to ascertain tho wish
f each territory separately. After
he election, If tho constitution Is rat
led it will bo submitted to congress
1th a lomand for statehood. If Okla
oma and tho Indian Territory both
ratify tho constitution, thoy will both
o Included In tho now stato and slnglo
Statehood will ho tho rosult. Hut elth-
ono may ratify it without tho other
olthor nation of tho Indian TcrrI
tory may ratify without tho other.
Such parts of tho territory as do not
participate In tho convontlon will
courso not bo Included in tho now
stato. Immediately after congress
grants statohood an oloctlou to select
tho first stato officers will bo held.
Tho bill appropriates $15,000 with
which to pay tho oxponsos of Okla
homa dclcgatos. This gives thorn ?3
a clay and fifteen cents mlleago. Tho
Indian Torrltory dologatos aro to pay
their own oxponses but may bo reim
bursed by tho now stato aftor It shall
havo boon organized. Tho counties
nro Jlmltod to an oxpondlturo of $G0
each for printing tho ballots for tho
One advantage of this plan of adopt
ing a constitution .before oongross
grants statohood will bo that when
Btatohood is granted tho now stato will
bo already organized and ready for
buslnoss. This will onablo It to par
tlclpate In tho proeldontlnl olootlon of
3m OF PEOPLE BURNED
INCINERATED IN BURNING OIL.
MANY MEET DEATH.
Wreck of an Erie Railroad Train
Causes Terrific Explosion of Oil
Tanks Which Scatter Death
Olonn, N. Y., March 10. From olgh-
toon to twenty llvos woro lost nml
fully twlco that number wero burned
or brulsod by tho oxploslon of oil
late last night, following a wreck on
tho Urlo railroad. Owing to tho fact
that somo of tho bodloa wero Inclner
atod or blown into tho crook by tho
The bill will without doubt pass the explosion the exact number will prob-
tho Known mr Huvurui uuj .
Tho numnor or jnjureu is uncertain as
house. Mr. Mathows says all
Domocrats and part of tho Hopublicans
will voto for it. Itcprosentntlvo Cunv
mlns, Itop., said:
"Yos, wo will pass tho bill Just to
pleaso Undo Jlmmlo Mathows. It
can do no harm and may do good."
However, whether Uio council will
pass It or not Is problematical.
Tho only precedent for this plan of
adopting a constitution boforo stato
hood was granted was tho case of Cal
ifornla, which succeeded.
YOUNG MAN FROM McMILLAN
COMMUNITY IN JAIL.
wore so badly Injured by flying Iron
that thoy could not movo laid In tho
gully with the flames rolling down
upon them until thoy porlshed. Noth
ing could be done to ohook tho flames
whloh began to dlo out about mid
night. At 1 o'clock this morning tho shorlff
called tho voluntoors to romovo tho
dead and Injured. Threo tlmoa as many
ns woro called for stopped forward
and tho gruesome work was bogun.
In a short time fifteen bodlos had boon
recovered and laid bosldo tho track.
Somo of them wero so badly burnod
and distorted to bo sen r col y recognizable.
Tho body of one boy was seen too A moat dlabolloal crlmo was commit
closo to the flames to bo approached ted noar MoMlllan, flftoon miles cast
and In a short tlmo It at mimed to from Ardmoro, yostordny aftornoon, It
ashes. It Is beliovetl others wero also M alleged, by a young man named
Inclnoratod. Clovo Itaulston, who is chargod wltli
When the last body, had boon ros- raping llttlo 10-yoar-old Lucy Bvans
ouchI tho stretcher boarers formed a ' me samo neignuornoou.
procosslon and started down the track J. B. Brans, fnlhor of tho girl, was
toward the ambulances nnd carrlagos. In tho city this morning. Mr. Bvans
Tho silent crowd foil back and oponod snys that his daughter, Luoy, was at-
Story as Told by tho Father of the
10-Year-Old Child Who Was the
Vlcklm of the Outrage Mob
BROOMFIELD DECISION UPHELD.
Federal Supreme Court Sustains the
South Carolina Court.
Washington, Mar. 10. Tho Unltod
States supremo court today affirmed
tho opinion of tho supremo court of
South Carolina In tho caso of John
Broomflold vs. Uio stato of South
Droomfleld Is a negro who resides in
South Carolina and was convicted of
murder. Ho alleges that ho had been
denied Uio equal protection of the law
under tho constitution, becauso that,
notwithstanding four-fifths of Uio pep-
plo of tho community aro colored, all
negroes wero excluded from tho grand
Jury by -which ho was Indicted.
Justice Holmes, who delivered tho
opinion of tho court, said thero lu no
proof of tho allegation, and, thorcfore,
sustained tho Judgment of tho stato
court, which was adverse to Broom-
Tho largest and most comploto lino
of fishing tacklo ovor brought to Arc!
moro now on salo by
11 -5t. J. D. WALL. & CO.
t P. IHnVRSftS
B, F. FRENSLET,
0, L. 4PEE30H,
S. K. TORBEIT,
IRST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmorc. Indian Territory.
Designated Depository (or Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation.
Capital paid in $ 60.000.00
Surplus and Profits 165,000.00
iTho oldoat bank In Indian Torrltory, Accounts of flrmB and individuals
solicited upon the moatllboral terms conalstont with Rood banking.
many or thorn woro nolo to roacn
their homos. Six bodloa unidentified
nnd two or moro unknown porsons
woro incinerated In tho. burned wreckage.
Tho Injured at tho general hospital
number about twolvo whllo dozens of
others were burned but nonb seriously-
Tho scenes following tho oxploslon
will never bo forgotton by thoso who
witnessed them. In tho first oxplo
slon, which occurred at 9 o"clock, no
ono as far as can bo learned was In
jured. Hundreds of pooplo gathered
to "watch tho brilliant flames.
For two hours pooplo stood massed
together and as tho heat becamo less
intenso tho crowd began to edgo a llt
tlo closer to tho wrcckngo. Suddenly
thero was a terrific explosion. Great
masses of flames shot into the air and
rolled down tho banket! sides of tho
track Into tho gully whero tho specta
tors wero standing. Men and boys
fell beforo tho wavo of tho whlto light
Hugo pieces of Iron wero hurled
through tho air, mowing down human
beings by th6 score. Somo managed
to scramble to their feet and get away
and others lay Btill lu death. Tho
scene of tho agony and horror at that
moment was boyond description.
vorltablo rain of flro camo down upon
tho crowd. Men and boys, with their
clothing a mass of flames, ran shriek'
ing down tho track, somo of thom fall
Ing to tho ground unconscious, whllo
othors grovelled In tho ditch or Jump
od into tho crook in their agony. Many
of thoso ovorwholmod by llamos
dropped whoro thoy stood and never
All tho doctors In tho oity woro
summoned and nmbulancos wore call
Kxproes wagons and olhor vohlclos
wero prossod into sorvlco. In the
moantlmo thoso In tho vicinity of tho
wreck who escaped injury mado vali
ant efforts to rescuo tho wounded still
lying within reach of tho llamos.
Hoys woro burned to death boforo
tholr fathors' oyos whllo tho latter
stood helpless to save them. Men who
a passago way for them.
SPRINGER REFUSES A FEE.
tending school nt McMillan, a mllo and
n half distant from his house, and as
sho roturnod homo yostorday aftornoon
and at a placo whoro tho weeds woro
thick by tho roadside, sho was solzcd
by Clovo Itaulston, a nolghbor's boy,
and dragged from tho roadsldo Into tho
Objects to Scaling Down Allowance in
Washington, March 10. William M.
CJnrlmrnt. tnrmn fnni-na.m 1 ol I ve tmm
,, , , , . ... high weeds, whoro tho young man ac-
Illinois, has refused to accopt a check ... , , , ' b
for $2,C00 Uiat is watting for him at
tho offlco of tho secretary of tho lntor-
compllshcd his hellish design.
Itaulston was seen going In tho ill
for Snturday, tho lith.
has boon set
McMillan. I. T., March 11. 2 p. m.
If thero was any mob formed hero
last night for the purposo of securing
young Itaulston to punish him for tho
crlmo with which ho Is chargod. wo
havo boon unnblo to find ovUitmcc.
True, It is tho ono subject undo.- dis
cussion, but ovorythlng Is quIoL
Physicians aro attending tho child
victim, who this hour Is roported to bo
in a sorlous)v critical condition.
Strayed Liberal Reward.
Strnyod from my placo, five miles
northeast of Marlow, ono bay marc,
branded UC on loft shouldor, ono gray
mnre branded M on loft stdo, ono two-yonr-old
rod maro mulo, no brands,
ono yoarllng rod maro mulo, no brands,
ono yoarllng gray maro mule, no
brands. I will pay liberally to any
one giving mo Information as to tho
whoroabouts of same.
A. W. POTBI3T, Marlow, I. T.
That lino lino of fishing tacklo wo-vo
boon talking about has arrived. Among
tho collection thorp's everything cal
culated to tempt tho finny trlbo.
WILLIAMS, COIUIN & CO.
lor. Tho amount was carried In tho ,vul,uu ol Ulu "aco ono witness,
lHHt Indian nnnronrlallon 1.111. In Rnt. nni1 WltS 80011 by nnothor to leavo
tlomonf in claims Mr. Snrlncor has thoro- Haulston wont by a nolgh
hold against tho govornmont for ser- bor'a houso, Mr. Simpson's, from which
vices In connection with tho sottlo- nIaco no wonl llomo'
mont of Indian claims. Tho girl went homo and told hor
Mr. Hitchcock, secrotarj" of tho In- mother what had occurred, and Mr.
terlor, opposed to award any sum on Evans, assisted by othors, ropalrcd to
Mr. Springer's claims. Tho attorney to th6 Itaulston homo, about two allies
had secured employment by Lono distant, and at midnight last night
Wolf and other dissatisfied Indians in thoy surrounded tho houso and took
tho Indian Territory and brought for young Itaulston nnd started to Ard
thom against tho government to pre- moro with him.
vent Uio opening of tho Klowa-Coman- Itaulston was aslcop, Mr. Evans
cho-Apacho country. says, when thoy got thoro. Ho was
The secretary of the Interior had ro- very reticent on his way to Ardmoro,
fused tq approvo tho contract between nnd had nothing to say.
Springer nnd tho Indians, and tho gov It la roportod that a mob of Infurlat
ornment won Ito contentions in all of cd clUzcn8 fomu(1 ,n thQ no,ehborhoo(1
tho courts. Then Mr. Springer secur- of McMfiInn dml acourod lho country
cd tho insertion of an item In tho In- botwccn ml(,nlgnt aml (lny for
dlan appropriation bill awarding him to( anJ R ,8 to M th t ho wonU
vo.OOO for his services In fighting tho ,mvo farod bad,y ,f tho cr0W(1 ,md
government. Tho conforcos on tho fnlln,i ,im
bill had qulto a wranglo nnd finally
Tho girl Is up this morning, wo un
agreed, In recognition of past services, doratand nnd naul8t0Il.8 lrlal boforo
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sottlomont of all his claims. Tills Mr.
Springer rofusos to accopt, and threat
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"Just lu the nick of tlmo our llttlo
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terrible cough set In bosldos. Doctors
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dny. At length wo trlod Dr. King's
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our darling was savod. Ho's now sound
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