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A11DM0RE, IND. TER.. FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 17, 1903.
SHBSCRIPIIOH, J5 Jl TEAR. NUMBER 138
APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT
13 TO BE TAKEN.
Syndicate Expects to 8ecure Half of
Lands Allotted to the Mississippi
Choctaw Indians The Plans
of the Bold Speculators.
J Thn Wimhlncton pnrreanondont of
TT.tho Dallas News discusses matters of
Interest to the Indian Territory poo
ylo In Thursday's Issuo of that paper.
Tho correspondent says:
Officials of tho Interior doparttnont
fciavo received official notlco Uiat the
cattlo men who havo their hords on
tho Choctaw and Chickasaw lands In
tho Indian Territory will appeal from
tho decision of tho supromo court of
tho District of Columbia, which sus
tained tho validity of tho tribal taxes
or permits Issued by tho Indian tribes.
Tho caao 1j an important ono, as It
affects tho principal source of rev
enue for tho Indians. In tho Choctaw
nation alono moro than $100,000 has
been held up pending tho decision in
tho caso. This was brought In the
supromo court of tho District by ono
, Morris in an action to restrain tho
nod ' of thb Interior from collect
ing' tribal taxes or allowing them
to collected. To interior dopart-
- . i .a .. 1
men., omciais ana tno government
bavo blways contended that tho Indians
bad pcrfoct right to Icy and collect
thoso tribal taxes. r contention
was sustained by th (tpremo court
of tho District, SO . ftt tho cattlo
men havo given notlco bf tholr Inten
tion to appeal tho caso to tho supremo
court of tho United States, whllo oth
ers havo accoptod tho decision of tho
eupromo court of tho District of Col
. umt'la as final, and aro ready to pay
)tho tax. Tho officials of tho dopart
' inent aro highly gratified with tho de
cision of tho lower court, as it in ef
fect robukes a number of attorneys
In tho Indian Territory, whoso chlof
, business for some years has boen to
i collect foes from Indians and others
jfor carrying appeals from tho decis
ions 01 mo secretary 01 mo liuunur
to tho courts. Tho socrotary's rul
ings havo been sustained by tho courts
In ovory caso that has been carried
up In tho last six yoars.
Arguments woro submitted to tho
court of claims today In tho friendly
action brought to dotcrmino tho stat
us of tho Chickasaw frcedmen.
Undor tho treaty of Fort Smith, In
L. P. ANDERSON,
B. F. FRENSLEY,
FIST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmore. Indian Territory
Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation.
Capital paid in
The oldestbank in Indian Territory.
solicited upon tho moot liboral terras consistent with, good banking.
ROBERTS, POLAND & BRUCE
. ' . i Kit': 1
1806, tho Choctaws and Chlckasaws
agreed to forever abolish slavery In
tho tribes. Lator tho tribes adopted
their former slaves as members of
tho tribes, tho government paying
$300,000 to tho Indians for this purposo
Under tho treaty with tho tribes ap
proved last year It was provided that
eacn frccdman should receive, in tho
allotment of tho lands of tho tribes, a
homestead of forty acres. Tho In
dians aro now contending that this
allotment should not come out of tho
proporty of tho trlbos, but should bo
paid for by tho government, Thcro
aro about 5,000 of Uicbo froedmon and
compllanco with tho provisions of tho
last agreement would givo thorn about
200,000 acros of land, with a minimum
valuation of $2,000,000. Tho question
for tho court to dotcrmino and tho
only question raised in this caso is
whether tho frcedmen aro entitled to
lands from tho proporty belonging to
tho Indians, or whether tho govern
ment shall pay tho Indians for tho
lands to bo allotted to the freodmon.
Tho officials of tho Interior depart
ment havo uncarthod another schemo
that is being attempted by specula
tors In tho Indian Torrltory to sccuro
possession of tho property of tho In
dians. Tho last congress appropriated
$25,000. for tho removal of tho Mis
$25,000 for tho removal of tho
Mississippi Choctaws from Mis
sissippi to Indian Territory.
Thoro aro about 2,400 of theso Indians
who refused to romovo with tho orig
inal tribes to tho Territory. It is
contended that they thereby forfeited
their rights to shareln tho allotment
of tho Choctaw lands. It has boon de
cided, howovor, to aid In tholr remov
al to Indian Territory and their stat
us in rolatlon to tho trlbo is to bo
doclded later. It develops now that
a syndlcato is at work in an effort to
securo contracts with tho Mississippi
Choctaws by which tho speculators
will socurq. half pf tho lands that may
bo allottod to them. If tho plan was
to work, it would run into n vast sum
for its promotors. Each Choctaw,
whoso enrollment Is approved by tho
Dawes commission, will bo entitled to
320 acros of land. If tho 2,400 Missis
slppl Choctaws aro accepted as mem
bers of tho trlbo they will bo entitled
to 786,000 acres' of land, ono-half of
wtilch, undor tho contracts now be
ing made, would go to th'o promoters
This land would havo a valuo of at
least $3,000,000. Tho secretary of tho
Interior has taken tho matter up and
has mado it plain to tho members
of tho trlbo and to tho omciais. that
nono of theso contracts will bo recog-
nfzed, and that ovory effort will bo
mado to protect tho Indian in their
rights and their proporty.
C. L. ANDERSON,
Accounts of Arms and Individuals
You Feel Secure
A good reliable insurance pol
icy makes yon feel secure,
rests your nerves, and makes
slumber a possibility, even in
tho midst of danger Insur
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much cheaper than restless
W.S. Wolri rlon & Son
M. L., TURNER BUSINESS MAN
RATHER THAN POLITICIAN.
Dignity and Prestige Warming the.
Ambitions of Men Oklahoma Ex
pects Statehood Will Be Con
trolled by Democrats.
Oklahoma City, O. T April 1C Pol
ltlclans who bolicvo Oklahoma will
bo given statehood noxt winter as a
rulo do not hopo for statehood sepa-
rato from Indian Torrltory. Tho
prohablo union of tho two territories
causes despondency among ambitious
Republicans and Joy among Demo
crats. Tho sIdrIo stato would bo
strongly Democratic, and tho offices
would go to Democrats and remain
in their looping for years. Tho agi-
tat'on for a constitutional conven
ion to cnablo Oklahoma to demand
statehood noxt winter is recoivlng Its
greatest support politically from Dem
ocrats, and tho Interviews now ap
pearing In Oklahoma newspapers aro
mostly given by Donlocrats.
Tho dignity and prcstlgo that would
como from going to tho scnato from
Oklahoma is warming tho ambition of
men In almost overy county. Profes
sional politicians aro not alono plan
ning to carry off this prize
M. L. Turner, a business man and
financier rather than a politician, is
already In tho raco, according to mon
who aro supposed to havo his confi
dence. Mr. Turner replies to ques
tions with good naturcd badlnago,
neither confirming nor denying his
candidacy. His raco would mako a
lively, plcturosquo featuro In tho sen
atorial canvass. Turner probably Is
tho most onorgotlc man in Oklahoma.
Ho was territorial treasurer undor
Gov. Itenfrow, and has mado a fortuno
In tho banking business. His vitality
and aggressiveness soemlngly aro In
Oklahoma -politics has been con
trolled by professional politicians,
which Mr. Turner has nover been. In
his candidacy for tho senate, which
nono of his friends doubt ho is com-
mltmlttcd, Turner will employ bust
noss methods. This will be unlquo In
Oklahoma. As a guess Turner Is 43
years old, In tho primo of his strength
and capablo of dovotlng all his oner
gles to tho realization of his ambition.
Estrayed April 4.
Ono bay pony, about 14 hands
high, too old to work, dim smoothing
Iron brand on right shoulder. Will
pay for troublo of flndor.
d2wX. Caro Ardmorol
Your last chance Wo leavo for our
trip around tho world April 20.
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0. II. Smith, President.
0. M. Campbell, Vice-Pres,
Lek Obuce, Cashier., j
G. W. Yotraa, BtoakroanJ
RIVAL FOR HARRISON.
Southern Illinois Democrats Start a
Boom for David R. Francis.
Chicago, April 1G. Mayor Harri
son's anxiety to becomo an aspirant
for tho democratic presidential nom
nation next year has awakened tbo
Southern Illinois Democrats, and a
movoment has boon started to boom
David R, Francis, president of tho St.
IxjuIs Exposition and formor governor
of Mleaourl, for tho nomination. It Is
said Chicago s mayor will And n strong
rival In Mr. Francis, who will bo tho
choice of John F. Hopkins and other
Illinois politicians opposed to Harri
Whllo tho loodors In tho movemont
consider presidential talk prcmnturo
at this time, they nro keeping In closo
touch with political affairs and thoy
havo slzod up Mr. Francis as tho man
to relogato Mr. Harrison to tho back
ground. At tho suggestion of South
ern Illinois men arrangements aro bo-
lng mado to havo a gonoral round
up at St. Louis when tho Louisiana
Purcboso Exposition opons.
Through a publication said to bo in
spired in Its nows matter 'from tho
mayor's office, an attack on John P.
Hopkins, Roger Sullivan and Thomas
Gahan has boen mado with tho idea
of lining up tho stato Democrats for
Mayor Harrison's presidential boom.
Marked copies of this paper havo bcon
sent broadcast ovor the state.
All or any part of that proporty
known as tho Toxas wagon yard, ono
store 25xC0, hay barn 50x100, C-room
houso dwolllng. For prlco and torms
'phono 246, or Box 43, Ardmoro.
1-m. I. R. DEST.
HA8 FAITH IN TERRITORY.
H. C. Frfck Investing in Railroads and
H. C. Frlck, tho big stool, Iron and
coko man of tho cast, has such un
bounded faith In Oklahoma and Indian
Territory that ho Is Investing a mil
lion or mora In monoy hero. Ho is
putting it in railroads and coal lands.
Ho is backing tho Fort Smith and
Wostorn ad, now building from Fort
Smith westward through tho coal
fields, to Guthrie, and Is gobbling up
all tho coal land cither by lcaso or
contract along tho lino that is obtain
able Ho proposes to opon somo rich
coal fields and enter tho fight for con
trol of tho fuel markot of tho South
west. Majestic Stool lUtugoa, nono othor
WILIJAMS, CORHN & CO.
Madarao Yalo'u goods can now bo
found on salo at Spleglo's bakory.
Mrs. Spleglo will tako pleasure in wait-
lng on all customors.
MRS. MARY L. CARTER,
Thoro aro no hotter screen doors
than tho "Owaso." Laldlaw has
We Par Freight
Wllhln One Hundred
Miles el Ardmore.
. . . . 1200.000.00
the Chleku&v. Nation.
and conduct a General Banking
when in Ardmore,
G. R. Jones, Wholesale and Retail
8am Noulc-s Wholesale Hardware.
J. R. Punnmotoh, " Grocery
K. v. Kandol, Merchant, .
K HOMES OF HBIHES
THOMAS Glu....tD, NEGRO MUR
DERER, LYNCHED AT JOPLIN.
Negroes Sellnj Out Their B.longings
and l.civlnn ihn City May.r Is
sues cjW (or 500 Men ts Pre
tect Life and Property.
Joplln. Mo., April 1C Tho oxclto-
uiont that ended, tact Mght In a mob
lynching Thomas OSij-aii, Mo ntgro
murdoror, and tho sVtotlng at soveral
cgrocs an 1 tho tiring of tholr homes,
was re-op snort nt I o'clclc this after
noon and further blo-tUho J and dam-
ago to proporty Is feared
Many nc;voou aro selling their be
longings to.ly aud leaving town.
Tonight It Is said another mob Is
to demand tho rcleaso of Hickory mil,
a (own character who was placed In
all last night as a membor rf tho
mob, and Uiat thoy will wreck othor
negro shantlos and drlvo out what
blacks may yet remain.
This afternoon tho mayor issuod a
call for flvo hundrod mon to protect
llfo and property.
Thoro aro soveral hundrod atnin-
gors In tho city and a roport Is bolng
circulated thatscvoral hundred otliors
from Plorco City, whero u florco raco
war rafod over a year ago will como to
Joplln tonight and assist In tho exter
mination of tho colored population.
Tho bettor class of citizens aro aid
ing tho pollco dopartmont In an effort
to provent furthor troublo.
Cecil 8ay Gov. Taylor Offered Him
Frankfort, Ky April 16. Frank Co-
ell, who has been away from Ken
tucky stneo his Indictment last year
as an accessory to tho murder ot Qov.
Coebol, and who recently surrendered,
gave sensational testimony today in
tbo trial of Jamos Howard. Cecil cor
roborated Fulton, Broughton, Golden
and others as to tho alleged conspira
cy. Ho also said that Calob Powers,
then secretary of stato, told him that
a man had been secured to como horo
from tho mountains to kill Goobol. If
this man fallod to nx'lvo Powers told
htm that ho (Cecil) would bo paid
2,000 if ho would tiro tho shot. Cecil
says ho declined. Qovornor W. S.
Taylor, ho also tcstlflod, called him
Into his prlvato offlco and told him
tho samo thing. Taylor said ho saved
$2,G00 from his campaign fund and
that ho would pay It immediately,
Taylor also roforrod tho witness to
Wcducsday, April 22, Miss Ualrd
Will put on display a complete lino
of mldsummor dress hats. 17-2t
J. A. BIVEN3, President. DON LACY, Vice-President
A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashier.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus
Accounts of firms and Individuals
HIGH PATENT FLOUR
ft" WHALEY MILL &' ELEVATOR CO.
Car Cane Seed I
Orange and 'Early Amber.
Bananas, Oranges, Lemons, Potatoes, Gabbago,
Onions, Evaporated Fruits and Canned Meats. X
WH ITPMAN RRHQ I
Wholesale Commission Merchant
ARDMOEE,' 1 T,
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IMPORTANT LAND CA8E.
Protest Against Issuance of Patent for
Lawton, Ok., April 16. Tho most
Important contest caso yet held ia Uu
United States land offlco horo, ku
It Is n protest against tho issuance
of a patent to Chas. L. Thornton for
tho land upon which tho townalto of
Thornton Is situated.
Thornton proved up somo monthfl
ago on this land. A fovr days after
ward ho began salo of lots and U9
laying out of a town.
Tho farm is worth about 12,000 as ft
farm and as a town about $10,000. It
cost him $20 to provo up and in cas
ho had proven upon It as a townslte
It would havo cost him $1,600.
Tho caso is to havo a bearing and
decision Is oxpoctod In a few days.
Thornton is sltuatod upon tho Rock
Island railroad southwest ot hero. Fax
on, Ok., Is ono nillo off Uio railroad
from Thornton. Chattanooga Is down
tho rn II road flvo miles.
FOR RENT Ono business houso wltU
railroad track facilities, especially
handy for wholesale warehouse er
storago purpoBos. Ono storo rooa,
good location with railroad track
facilities. Also two throo room
houses. John Wagnor at E. B.
Pugh's storo, Main streot. lD-3t
Kingman stalk cutters.
King mlddlo bustors.
Kingman combination corn and cot
ton chock rowers, all at Wllliasu,,,
Corhn & Co.'s.
Stamp photos 10c a doion. Thla
lC-3t SALE & WALTERS.
Tho Kingman moke of farminfr
plomonta havo token procodsoco over
every othor make. They renreceMf
perfection In farming tools. Sold by"
Williams, Corhn & Co.
Paying rent and. own a nice home.
Prunio cottage 5 room, hall and
bath room, nlco southeast cornet
lot. Closo in at corner 4th Ave.
and A street N. E., worth ?l50O.
Owner has loft and is making a
Bpecial price of $850.00, This is
also a fine opportunity for invest
ment as it rents by tbo year for
$150, and is worth 40 per cent,
moro than is asked.
Pasture For Rent
700 acres, good fonce, living water,
8 miles west of Ardmore.
If you want a location for busi
ness house, factory or shop we
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RcaT Estate, Rents, Loans.
Phorie'iJij 1 Ardmore, Ind. Ter.
Is the Best
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