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i VOLUME X. f BIDNKY SUaOB.) I roriittOR, J ARDMORE, IND. TER.. THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, 1903. SDB8GRIPII0H, J5 II YEAR. NUMBER 191 ABOUT THE PENSIONERS. Pathetic Plaints of Applicants Filed c In the Department Washington, Juno 17. "Tho short nnd slmplo annals of tho poor" not In frequently possess tho merit of orig inality, If not rhetorical ologanco and perfection. To board of ponslon ap peals of tho pension offlco receives lottcrs which bear out this statement. Hero is tho pathetic plaint of an applicant for a pension on account of nn oxtromo asthmatic condition: "Ho got diseased In his plpos and when his pipes wasn't wet with spit ho whistled. Ho didn't whlstlo no song but just a plain stringy whlstlo. Thoro rasn't no mocking bird busi ness about It, for 1t showed sorrow, and another thing ho dldont whlstlo becos ho .was happy, becos tho slckor ho got tho bettor he whistled." Tho following is tho argument of an old soldier who deems oxcossivc nervousness a Justification for govern ment help: "Bcfoar tho war tlior wasn't no man who could n throwed mo down or made mo holler, but now a goodlsh sized' man could blow mo over and I am. bo nervous that when I hear a hog smiccl In klllln' time or tho jlstcs of tho old houso groan with tho wind I sink away. I alnt playln no baby act, but If you all Is sprcadln $20 bills out In tho sun to dry you might jest ns well let mo havo a fow for my nor viousness." . Tho third specimen of pension lltor aturo is interesting for Its romlnlsccn tat suggestion of former Commission er II. Clay Evans. It says: "Stir: sum 2 years ago I sent a peal to youro ofllco and I rlto now to let you know I nm allfo and to Ink qulro if yu nlr the salm or If you air left tho old stan an lotten his royl magglsto Hott Cakes Ivvlngs tend tho skillet. If Ivvlngs haB chased you under a barl yu sholy cin holler down or talk through. tho bung holo and let mo know how I stun lessen . yo nlr scalrt outon yuro clonse." RULE FOR NOTARIES. They Must Place Their Seal on All Official Documents. Muskogee, I. T., Juno 17. Indian Agent Shocnfelt has made a ruling that all notaries public who placo their seal upon lasers passing through his hands iuup: tile In his office a cer tificate of their commission and ap pointment. Tho ruling was mado In order- that tho agont might keop tab on parties who placo tho seal of a notary upon leases and deeds to laud, all of which have to pass his ofllco beforo bolng sent to tho secretary of tho intorior, for approval. a oMnrncnM n r? bd President. Vlce-Pr FIRST NATIQ Ardmorc, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds 165,000.00 Total $225,000.00 The oldest bank Id Indian Territory. Accounts of firms and individuals solicited upon the most liberal terras consistent with good banking. ROBERTS, FOUND & BRUCE INSURANCE. REAL ESTATE. ARDMORE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated. me Mosi Goriele sel ol Abslrocls in the somtiern District Abstracts of all kinds accurately made. Records thoroughly eearched, and any kind of informa tion fnrnisbed on short war fs warsva tmnniAil A A'All I 5 w. . wuLYtKiun & sun, mgrst , fALL KINDS OF INSyANCE, GENERAL WHEELER'S DEMI AL. General Wheeler Says He Was Cor dially Treated In New Orleans. Now Orleans, La., Juno 17. Oon. Joo Wheeler, in a lettor to a friend In this city undor dato of Juno 13, Bays In port: "I think that all tho troublo to which you rofor was caused by a publica tion which ling been called to my at tention, and, it appears, was sont in tho form of a telegraphic dispatch from Atlanta, Oa., to many prominent nowspapors In tho North. "If I alono was concerned I would not notl. It nt nil, but tho article is such a wicked slandor upon ovory bravo Confodorato soldier nt tho roun Ion that It ought to bo denied and de nounced. Tho artlclo untruthfully states: '"Tho real reason why no provis ions woro mado for him (Con. Whool or) In tho parade, was because- ho ap peared in tho uniform of a brigadlor general of Uio United States army, and that In consequence of being so clad, ho (Wheeler) was treated with discourtesy and was rebuked by a Confederate general, who n'sked him (WJicoIor) "What do you think Cons. Leo nnd Jackson would say to your appearing at a Confodorato reunion In that uniform?" That, therefore, ho (Wheeler) was deeply hurt, and said ho woro tho uniform to show tho vet erans' that sectionalism, was ovor.' "Each ono of theso statements Is absolutely false. I did not havo a vcstlgo of any kind of uniform at New Orloan. Llko nearly all army offi cers, I havo nover worn any uniform oxcopt when on duty. "During tho days I was in Now Orleans and until tho night I left I was tho recipient of a constant accu mulation of courtesies, and I left with my heart filled with gratitude for tho bountiful attentions, nnd I may say ovations, which had been showered upon me." Blind Boy's Athletic Feat Janesvlllo, Wis., Juno 17. Eighty eight Inmates of tho state Institute for tho blind had their field day sports hero yesterday. Of tho fifteen boys who competed for tho prizes offered, thirteen woro totally blind and tho other two could seo only moving ob jects. Tho hurdles, polo vault and hammer throwing were loft out, but in their placo tho standing high jump, tho standing broad jump, tho football kick nnd tho thlrty-flvo yard dash wero contested. A boy named Gonia, totnlly blind, was first In tho thlrty-flvo yard dnsh. Tho dlstanco for tho running broad Jump was four feet six Inches. Tho football was Kicked 108 feet. cmci BV r I AWncnenM esldent x Cashier. NAL BANK. BONDS. notice and small fee. i ! REAL ESJATE nd BONDS THE INDIAN CATTLE TAX. Chickasaw Nation Reaps Harvest. Several Bunches Recently Ejected. District Ilevenuo Inspector ,'esso I. Jordan, who was horo yesterday says that tho Chickasaw Nation will rcallzo during tho year ot 1903 $125,000 f-om tho Indian cattlo tax and that 10 lie.- cent of this amount will lioar tho expenso ot tho collection. Ueforo tho Interior department took chargo of tho collection of this money cattlomon would rofuso to pay tho tax until tho arrival ot tho Indian po llco at his honl, and them compro mise with thorn to savo their cattlo from being driven from Uio Torrltory, but now tho inspector and tho police arc prohibited from accepting money nnd when Uio flat once goes forth that n cortnln bunch of onttlo must bo drlv on out, thoro Is no longer nny oppor tunity for compromise. Din-lug tho last fow days cattlo bo- longing to MossrB. Klrkpatrlck and Gordon of Cornish and Tobo Graham of Marietta havo boon driven out. Aftor Graham's cattlo were across tho river ho wired J. Georgo Wright, asking tho prlvllcgo of driving his cattlo back and paying tho tax. Wright's telogram in roply road; "No authority to permit cattlo to return. When onco removed, must bo kept out." An Indian pollco was stationed at the river crossing to see that nono of Mr. Graham's cattlo camo back. Thoro Is at this tlmo a dearth of In dian pollco In Uio Chickasaw Nation. A number of thoni havo been called to tho Creek and Chorokeo nations to put allottees In peaccablo possession ot tholr allotments. Others aro In tho Choctaw Nation whoro a vast amount of timber has been con flscatcd, and In tho absence of a suffi cient number hero Mr. Jordan has Instructions to employ cowboys to as sist in driving out cattle. DISSATISFIED INDIANS. And Thoy Have a Right to Kick Are Emphatic In Demands. Chlckasha, I. T.. Juno 17. The Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians in this part of tho country nro much dis satisfied with tho way thefr claims havo been handled. Tho closing of tho land offices nt Tishomingo and at Oklahoma City has mado tho full bloods angry, to put it mildly, and thoy nro emphatic in wanting tholr allot ments and claims to go forward nt onco. "Thero Is no roason why wo should not bo allotted," said ono full blood Chickasaw who moant buslnoss, too. "Wo wait long tlmo, Great Father heap promlso, no make good. Indian ho heap got tired, and say wo want settlement. Wo wait long time and got nothing. Wo ho'po Groat father do sQiiaro thing, but no signs; Injun ho llko to got mad, but ho must havo sottloment, heap quick, too." Will Be July 1. Durant, I. T.. Juno 17. Mall sor vlco on tho Frisco from Durant to Ashdown was Inaugurated today. Pas- songor sorvlco will bo oxtonded wost to Ardmoro on July 1. Voting coupons In tho morchants' cash nrlvn clvnn nwnv nl Ihn llrnml. way carriage shop. D. E. Allen proprietor. 1G-3. A PERFECT 'Charcoal Shentine," or pure carbon pressed into sheets is rendered absolutely impervious to air or water, and is therefore a Perfect Non-Conductor It has been proven by test that this is tho very best insulation for RefriRerators, Our line of Refrigerators has this insulation. C. R. JONES & BRO Ardmore National Bank, ARUA10RB, IND. TGR. Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00 uirgesi or any uans: in me inicwasaw nation. We accept small and large accounts and conduct General Banking Business for you. i, DIRECTORS. C. R. Smith, President. u.ai. UAMPBEUi, vice-rres. iiEE Cktjce, Cashier. . 01.' W. Yotma. Stockman JOi Thompson, Attorney, WAPANUCKA SCHOOL CLOSES. The Program Showed the Efficient Work of tho Teachers. To tho A,r(1 morel to, Wnpanucka, I. T Juno 12. Tho Chickasaw- Rock Acadomy gavo tholr closing. exercises last night; this bolng tho first term, no ono graduated. Dr. Thomas, the principal, with his corps of offlclont teachers, doscrvo tho high ost praise, for In this program tho boys showed Uiat these gentlemen hnd lavished tholr full powers upon thoso boys, who, It can bo truly re- markod. acquitted thomsolvos In a mannar to gladdon tho hearts and brlghton the hopos of loving parents nnd other friends. In tho music, ono Indian boy, Haul Ilurnoy, who seems to bo a musical prodigy, deserves special mention ; Uio othors lack tho gift but plainly show close applica tion and perhaps dosorve equal cred it. At this writing tho oratorlcnjl, contest Is not decided; the four con testants show tho gifts of oratory. Noxt torm boglns in Soptembor, 10Q3. Itov. O. Newton MarUn, pastor of tho Christian church at this placo, organized tho First Christian church at Tishomingo last Sunday night In tho court houso and will preach on tho third Sunday In each month. Will also build n church In tho courso of a fow weeks. A union meeting boglns horo nt Wap- unticka tonight. Wapanucka is moving on In tho even tonor Of hor way; all scorn to bo happy and content nnd I hear no growling; they scorn llko ono family This Is my first trip to tho city and I shall go away fooling proud ot my visit nnd thankful for courtesies bo stowod. Run Down by Train. Chicago, Juno 17. Georgo K. Wll Hans, a switchman, wns run down by a Lako Shoro train Uils 'morning nt Taylor street, ami received probably fatal, injuries. This morning, after fixing tho switch for tho morning "flyer," Williams stepped Into a frog. Ills shoo slid Into tho treacherous opening, nnd was caught fast. Wil liams tried desperately to rclcaso his foot but could not dlscngago his shoo. Hoforo anyono could reach him tho fain passed over his logs, hurling him from tho track. At tho SL I.uko's hospital It was found that both logs had been emshod nnd his right hand badly lacoratod. Boodllng Investigation. St. JouM, Mo., .iim 17. Former Lieut. Gov. John 13, Ixso testified ho foro the grand Jury In offoct that ho had been offered $l,0Cm n month to plsee hlmst ' b,'M(l roich of the grand Jury until aftor tho boodlo Investigation is ovor. Tho proposi tion was mado Just offer ho wont to Kansas City from Jofforson City. Mr. I.eo said ho was apnroachod by somo roan, ho cid not kn- w who, who of fered him $1,000 a mouth to stay clear of the grand Jury. The Senator Pumped. Sonator Durton wont to Sallna on a hand car during tho floods. Whon ho boarder tho car at Abilene ho said: "Whoro shall I sit?" "You'll stand and pump at theso handles llko tho dovll," responded tho section fore man. And tho senator stood and pre sumably pumped llko tho dovll. INSULATION. O. R. Jones, Wholesale and Retail' furniture. 8am Noble, Wholesale Hardware, J. R. Pennington. " Grocer; R. W.iRandol, Merchant. fftoJ - 0-f- NEW8 OVER 'PHONE. t 4 Woolsey. N. I). W'.ilsoy anil wlfo vlilte-1 at Duncan lod.iy. Thackervllle. Tom Davis and J. W. Chlsm ot Val ley View are horo on business. Pureed. Uort Simpson's chlldron nro vialtliiB horo from Ardmoro. Pauls Valley. Tho marshals havo given nollco horo that tho snlo of blttors is prohibited i ml that after today thoy wilt allow tuino to bo sold. Provence. Horn, to W. N. Jonos and wlfo. a am. W. M. Tostor and W. II. Turner aro 'in Caddo today on business. Tho A. & C. has a gang of about 1-10 mon nt work horo surfacing tho mad. Thoy will romaln horo for ao:n two or threo weeks. Durwood. Tho Ilollnoss pooplo bogan a p"o traded mooting hero last nlgut. Earl. A. O. JIllUs of Sulphur Springs, Toxas Is visiting friends and rela tives. ' ' Tho farmers nro cutting oats. Dr. Watson hns gono to fnrmlng. Mr. and Mrs. Hlckcl gavo nn IcC cream suppor last night. A nice tlmo Is roportod. Miss Mary Johnson has gono to Wotumka to tako up a school. Fred Hold from I'loasant Mound wns hero Sundny. James Orr who has been qulto side Is roportcd as being somo better. Mannsvllle. A Commercial Club was organlzod horo last night with a membership ot sixty. A commlttco was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. Tho following officers woro elected: W. B. Scrlmshlro, president; D. I. Rich, vice-president; Dudson Dumls, sec retary; E. V. Wolvorton, treasurer. Miss Jennie Dutt of Ardmoro camo down yesterday afternoon to visit for' a fow days. Miss Nothorly, who has been horo for tho past few days visiting tho families ot T. J. Whlto and E. U. Jono, returned to her homo nt Van Alstyno, Toxas, yostorday afternoon. Glenn. Our pooplo aro out on a chnso af tor a mad dog today. Karmors aro complaining of rust In tho onts. Tho worms aro quitting tho cotton. Woodford. A public salo ot Will DounoUV tie wns hold horo yostorday nnd thoy woro sold nt an uvorago of f D 75. Tom Winn roturnod yesterday from Ardmoro. Elk. Wiloy Chltwood and family from Davis aro horo visiting tho family of J. J. Kavos. Our harvostlng is In full progress. Berwyn. J. E. Taylor of Comancho Is horo visiting his undo, J. P. Taylor, and looking for a location for a butcher ,shop. H. Trosklll had a narrow escape from drowning in tho Washita yester day. His two teams also camo near drowning. Ho got ono ot his wngons out, but was ablo to get only tho front axlo and forowhccls of tho J. A. BIVENS, President DON LACY, Vlce Presldnt . H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Ast Cwrtifcf, THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital and Surplus Accounts ot flriui and Individuals Accorded I B m m m it you want the The Flour that was Riven the Gold Medal oyer all the world's competitors at Paris call for ALBATROSS. You can't jjet better flour, Grocer will supply yon. I WH ITEM Wholesale. Distributors. other, tho balauco being washed nway. Washita Is so high that It Is exceed ingly dangerous to try to ford it. Thoro Is consldornblo excitement here nhout tho dlsappearanco-ot C. U Iilood, .who left horo on tho 10th In a onodiorao wagon to buy poultry fn tho country. Ho was to havo ro turnod on Friday night, but nothing has been heard from him slnco ho loft. Governor Brown's Views. Kx.Oovornor John Brown of tho Som- Inolo nation, gavo oxprcsslon to an enlightened and sound policy whon ho snld that tho ond of tho tribal gov. ornmcnt Is at hnnd and tho Indian must preparo for tho Inovltablo. "Wo wont," ho said, "good whlto mon to coma In nnd buy tho Indian's land at n fair and rcasonablo compensation ond becomo tho neighbor of tho red man. Wo want him to buy 120 acres ot tho land, put It under a high str.to of cultivation and by his oxamnlo and co-oporatlon tench his Indian neigh bor to farm and lmnrovo his adjoin ing homestead." This Is tho viow held by tho great Indian leader and Christian gcntloman. If Uio olomont of selfishness can bo eliminated from tho Indian loadorshlp nnd tho practic al application of Governor Brown's wlso policy can provnll, boUi racos will bo benefited nnd tho best fruita ot modorn day civilization may soon bo reallzod. Tho policy of tho govern ment Is to protect Uio rights ot Uio Indian and tench htm lessons of fru gality. Industry and thrift. His chlof Instructor must bo tho honest whlto man. Ho can soli a portion ot his freo cstato and uso tho proceeds to lm- provo and dovolop his homestead In heritance which Is wisely mado In- allonnbK Tho plan of Uio govern ment o industrlallzo and lmnrovo tho Indlnh miwt bo along tho lines Indlcntcd !). rsovernor Brown and tho means, industry and Intelligence of tho whlto man Is tho most valuablo assot In tho accomplishment ot this high aim nnd purpose -Holdcnvlllo Times. Annual W. O. W. Picnic. All Woodmen and ovorybody "elso" aro lnvltod to attend tho W. O. W. baskot picnic at Orr Juno 27, 12d-w2 NO ROOd health llnlnmt Ihn lilnnn aro sound. Foloy's Kidney Curo makes tho kidnoys right. LOT PAYMENTS Are now duo. A competent Notary always in our ofllce to mnke out your remittance papers. Iluvo your work done correctly by ono that understands it. Are you payinj; too much rent! We have some neat new three room cottafiea in irood location at $5.00. See about these.. 0 Qood room dwelllnKclosoln...$12 60 8 " - " p 15.00 2 " " " ' ' 3.50 3 " " Frame dwclUuR closo In 8.50 List your rent property with ns, it will pay you as we give finch matters prompt attention. The Redfield Agency, Real Estate, Rents, Loaas. IMionc lai. ARDHORB. I. T, lioo.ooo.et; solicited. Courteous trtatuMt all tllks, .... 4) Best Flour on Earth. S 41 but you can pay more. Yon AN BROS.. XRUMORtr, IND. THR.