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I) I' VOLUME X. f SIDNEY BUOQ8.1 I PBOrBIKTOS, J DEAD INDIAN LANDS. Traffic Delna Carried On Is Knocked Out by Law. Traffic In what Is known aa dead In dian lands, which has boon carried on extensively In Indian Territory for the pert few months, will bo completely l.nockcd out by an act of congress rasscd sonio tlmo ago. Within tha past year tho practice of buying these lands or the right theroto has growi. to such an oxtont that land compa nies havo In tholr control thousands of acros of cholco farming lands fur merly bolonglng to somo deccasod In dian, but which, under tho supple mental ngrooment, passed Into the hands of descendants of tholr heirs. Investment companlos and tholr agents havo boon vory actlvo of lato In making good deals, Tho companion felt sccuro In their holdings, so clear was tho agreement, and in addition to It, the laws of Arkansas protected thorn. Section 22 of this agreomont provldod that heirs to property nftor nllotmont had tho right to dlsposo of It. Immediately after tho passago of this law tho traffic began. Agents of Invostmont companies wont In search of dead Indian lands. Attor neys w-oro of the opinion fliat tho traffic was legitimate, and fortuno scorned to smllo on tho man who was fortunate enough to closo a deal with an heir of a deceased Indian. The procedure was very simple. Tho heir of an Indian was appointed ad nilnlsrator of tho estate. Ho would thon fllo on tho land tho agent want ed him to allot. After this was dono an order from tho Indian court for the execution of a deed was secured, tnd the Indian would sell tho land. If a non-cltlen happened to bo In pos session of tho place which tho agent was seeking to buy It! wns only nec essary to purchaso tho non-citizen's Improvements. United States District Attorney Johnson is perhaps tho first man to call tho attention of tho public to tho law governing tho sale of Indian lands I Ho Is Of tho opinion that whoro deals havo been mado companies aro liable to loso heavily. Tho treaty gave tho Indian tho right to sell, but thnt In strument was a silent proposition of how tho lands could bo sold. Tho now law covers thq matter. Soon after District Attornoy Johnson's dlscov ory of tho law governing tho salo of thoso 'lands, companies wired tholr agents to make no moro deals. In somo towns of tho Chickasaw nation valuablo lots havo boon purchased by partlos from descendants or tho holrs of dead Indians. United Statos Statutes at Largo, Sec 7, Vol. 32, pngo 27D. contains tho law which restricts tho traffic in L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vice-President. nUST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore. Indian Territory. designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds u Chickasaw Nation. Capital paid in Surplus Funds Total i no oldest bank In Indlnn Territory. solicited upon tho most liberal towns insistent with good banking. tir WE WILL E UNITED STATtS FIIIII H MMIfE MIT. Home Office, Baltimore, fid. Paid Up Capital, $1,050,800.00 Sl'rkty Bonds. FIDELITY CONTRACTS JUDICIAL. Judicial Bonds Executed Without Delay, BURGLARY INSURANCE. Banks, Stores, Residences Insured Against Burglary or Theft. ROBERTS, POLAND & BRUCE, Pnrrainnnilanoa Cnllo'fari flKVKiiAT. uniiNTs uuii(iuiiuiiiiiii uvii'jiisui 00000 0 0 0 000000 ARDMORE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated. Abstracts of all kinds accurately made. Records thoroughly searched, and any kind of informa tion furnished on Bhort notice and small fee. . W. S. WOLVERTON & SON. Mirr's. SLL KINDS OP INSURANCE, thoso lands. Tho languago of tho act Is as follows: "That tho adult holr of any decenaod Indian to whom a trust or othor patent containing re atr'etlons tipjn -alienation has been or shall bo Uiucd from lands allot ted to him tray sell and convoy tho binds Inhorltod from such dosccndanL but .In caso t minor heirs, tholr In to, est ul'nll bo sold only by a guar dian appointed by tho propor court, ipon tho ordr of said or drt, mado upon rfctHlon filed by tho guardian, liiil all ruch convoynncos shall bo sub ject to tho anproval of tin' secretary of tho lntorlor, and when so approved shall convoy a full tltlo to tho pur chaser tho samo as If a final patont v;UiMt rostrlctlon upon tho alien ntinn bad been Issued to tho allottco. All allotted land so alienated by tho l-elrd of an Indian allottco and all lauds so patented to whlto allottcos shall thereupon bo subject to taxation mulct tho laws of tho stato or terri tory whoro ihe same Is situated. Pro vided ".lint tho Balo lioroln provided for sl.all r.ct apply to the homnst-tl during tho llfo of tho father, mother, n.lnorlty of my child or children. It Is doubtful if tho Interior depart ment will npprovo tho salos of tho landK roct-ntly sold by the holrs to Investment companlos. Tho policy of tho department has been to pro tect the Indians from tho land specu lators. If tho department obt-ilnp knowlcdgo that lands woro being sold for speculation, It Is a certainty that thousands of dollars will bo lost by parlies who sought to ncqulro tltlo In lands In Indian Torrltory. MISSISSIPPI CHOCTAWS. Dawes Commission Will Get Them on the Rolls for Allotment. Tho Dawes commission has mado the announcement that Van Smith and H. S. Itlstcn will bo sent as a special commission to work on tho in digent Mississippi Choctaws who aro ns yet not on tho rolls. Mr. Smith ! tin disbursing agent of tho Dawe commission and Mr. , Itlstcn Is a lav. ejerk. They will employ a forco of clerks when they reach Mississippi. Tho In dian appropriation bill passed by tho last session of congress provides $?0.000 for tho expenso of tho com mission In enrolling tho Indigent Choctaws In Mississippi who havo failed to got on tho rolls for allotment. There will bo several hundrod of those, and It will be the duty of tho special commission to got them hero for . enrollment by tho last of August. Tho Whlto Elophant romalns ' tho world's standard of a good buggy, and tho . prlco Is reduced for a few day only. WILLIAMS, COnHN & CO. C. L. ANDERSON, Cashier. $ 60,000.00 165.000.00 $225,000.00 Accounts ol Arms and Individuals &&&&&&& &&&&&&& BOND YOU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ardmofo I 0000000 0 000000 REAL ESTATE and BONDS, AUDMOKE, IND. TER., MONDAY nil m FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH PEN ITENTIARYREWARD OFFERED One Armed Convict Mines Hole Through Wall of His Cell and Scales Twenty-Foot Wall to Liberty Sent From I.T. Bonjamln W. SUirnoa. nllns B. W. Stmt ton, a one-armod convict In tho United Stntos penitentiary at Fort Ioavenworth, and for twonty years ono of tho most noted and daring crim inals In this country, oscapod nt mid night Wodnesday night, nnd Is still at largo. Stnrnos has always beon a nut- 'sanco in tho fedoral prison and has ivon tho prison officials moro annoy. nnco than any othor man In the Insti tution. A short tlmo ngo ho feigned insanity lnrdor that ho might bo placed In thdShulIdlng which would nfford him a bettor opportunity to oscnpo than thd iVgulnr coll houso In which prUonors aro coined. Ho was placed In tho Isolation ward, tho houso In which complaining convicts aro kopt until tholr cases havo been ofllclnlly diagnosed by tho prison phy sic!. This building Is placed closo to tho north outBldo wall. Wednes day night botweon 11 and 12 o'clock Stnrnos finished tho work of inlnlne a holo through tho brick wall through which ho mado his oxIL This being accomplished It was necessary to scale tho twenty-foot wall which surrounds tho prison. Tying a brick In ono of Tils socks and making a ropo out of his underclothing and bedding, Starnes throw ono end over tho wire fenco on top of tho rock wall and this mado tho hanging ropo sccuro to climb. It would havo been Imposslblo for him to climb the ropo ovorhand. as ho only has ono arm, nnd In order o accom plish tho feat ho had to mako his teeth answor tho purposo of another arm. Thursday morning tho rouo was still hanging over tho wall. Tho spot whoro tho convict climbed over tho wall Is In tho glaro of electric lights and numerous guards aro stationed In closo proximity. How Starnes mado his oscapo without being observed Is n mystery. In loss than an hour of Stnrnos' escapo tho country was flood ed with telogrnms giving descriptions of tho escaped convict nnd hundrods of photographs and descriptions havo been sont broadcast ovor tho country. Having only ono nrm and boing mark od with smallpox pits, It Is not believ ed that Stnrnos will bo nblo to ovado enpturo long. Ho is a dosporalo man and n crack Bhot, and will bo a hard man to tako If lo succeeds In get ting hold of a rovolvor. Boing a llfo term prlsonor, ho will tako moro chan ces than an ordinary criminal would. Starns left a letter addrossod to Deputy Warden Lomon In which ho said: "I am vory sorry that I havo put you to so much trouble, but you should havo known better than to havo placed mo In tho crank houso." SInco being received at tho federal prison In Novomber, 1001, Stnrnos has constantly annoyed tho prison officials REFRIGERATORS ON EASY PAYMENTS AT C. R. Jones Ardmore National Bank ARDMORG, Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00 Largest of any Bank In the Chickasaw Nation, We accept small and large accounts and conduct a General Banking Business for you. DIRECTORS. O. R. Smith, President. O. R. Joneb, Wholesale and Rttai O. M. Campbell, Vice-Pres. Furniture. Leu Okuce, Cashier Sam Noble, Wholesale Hardware. U. W YOUNG. Stoskmsn J.R. MuKinnrnM. " ftt-ftn,. J.C. TuoMrsoH, Attorney EVENING, JULY 27, 1903. and dn numerous occasions contra band nrtlrlt'R have beon found In his possession On account of his crip plod condition tho prison officials dealt leniently with tho convlct.- Stnrnos left a lottor nddrossod to nnd up to date It hat len Impossible to keep him in prison for any groat length of time. In 1885 ho oscapod from the state ponltontlnry Of Ton nossct, where ho vns serving a short sontenco for attompted burglary and rapo. In 180S ho wns sentenced to servo a. term In tho Colorado pent rtentlary for forgory nnd shortly nf terward'made his escapo. In 1001 ho was brotight to tho federnl prison at Fort I.oivenworth to Borvo a llfo son tono for holding up a Katy train nt Cunoy tank In the Indlnn Territory. Starnes is about forty years old, and' before entering tho criminal ranks was a snlosman. Ho Is flvo foot, elevon and a half Inches tall, wolghs 150 pounds, has blue oyet and brown hair. His comploxlon Is sallow and his build Is Blonder. A reward of $100 is offerod for his capture, dend or allvo. A dozun ponltontlary guards havo been scouring tho country for Stnrnos. Tho escaped convict's homo Is nenr Trinidad. Col. Ho has a wlfo. Starnos alias Stratum claims that ho Is a nophow of tho lato W. S. Stratton, thajPrlpplo Crock mining king, but his story Is discredited by prison offi cials. Do you want to sleep woll? Ent Solomon's Very Best Broad, nnd havo a ploasant night's rest. 24-Ct MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH. Youno Farmer Lad Falls Into Thresh ing Machine Is Ground to Pieces, Nows reached hero Friday to tho effect that a boy employed as a farm hand north of tho Cimarron river was ground to death yesterday In a threshing machine. As near as can bo learned tho boy ,1s believed to bo James Edwards, son of a Logan coun ty farmer. Tho dotnlls of tho horrlblo accident are meagre. Young Edwards, It Is reported, was standing near tho feeder of tho thresh er when tho onglno started tho bolta which opcrato tho machine Tho vi brations of tho machlno throw tho boy off his balanco and Into tho feeder, whoro tho body passed through tho ontlro machlno, boing ground Into a thousand pieces boforo tho englno could bo stopped. Tho sight was a slckonlng ono to tho crow of tho thrashing outfit. Tho Innor part of tho throshor was spattcrod with blood and tho crushed bonos of tho boy woro found scattcrod throughout tho ontlro mnchlne. U. C. V. rou;.-. r of tho Indi.ii Tor rltory is o bo hold at Durant, I. T., ou August 0, 7 and 8. Do you wish tu visit the best part of tho B. I.T., mil in of 'is host towns? The . at tend the reunion at Durant Tlckots sidling on August 5 and C, for ono fare plus tOc; good to Oth. For Infor mation vito t,o LEWi.. !A I 'I.!.! Chiwrmar Advertising r.twmtt'o Tho American Investment company of Atoka havo mado arrangements with Wplvorton & Son to mako long tlmo real, ostato loans. Low rates and easy terms. lE-tf. and Bro. IND. TER. II. WiHIandol, Merehantr"-11 MIPIIOH, I ii MIES BROUGHT LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE HERE ON SUNDAY. Probably the Most Attractive Feature Was the Green Corn Dance, which Began Saturday Night, Was Witnessed by 3,000 People. The Indian festlvltlos In Ardmoro Saturday and yesterday nftornoon, to Bther with tho baseball game bo tweon Ardmoro nnd Onlnosvlllo has boon ono of tho groatost attractions we bellovo Ardmore ovor oxparlonood. Tho Indian groon corn danco, from vhat wo aro told, Is tho' first ono uvor hold In Ardmoro. It has n novolty to in-Mit of our pooplo, nnd If It had been a certainty thnt wo woro going to have tho dnnco n week boforofiand. ten thousand pooplo would havo wit uossec It. As It was, with only a naif day's notice, thoro woro at least 3,000 peo plo on tho ground to see tho groat In dian danco. it was about 9 o'clock boforo they g; to dancing, and thoro wero from tblrty-flvo to fifty In tho sot. Onco n participant was In lino thoro seemed lo bo no such thing as his leaving any moro.' A man camo along and hand ed thorn somo wator from a bucket ho carried. As wo aro pretty woll versed In In dlnn language, will print tho first crso of tho eong they sing as thoy danco: Ho, ha, ho ho yar, Hoy, ho, ho ho yar, Ho ha ho ho yar Ha, ho, ho ho yar. Tho roct of tho song wns Just llko tho first. Thoro was a big bonflro In tho mid dle and around this tho children of nature danced until daylight Sunday morning. Llttlo girls, boys, young. men and women and older ones par ticipated. Yesterday nttcrnoon wo had a two ring performance. Tho Ardmoro and Onlnesvlllo baseball teams woro bat tling each other for tho host honors nt tho snmo tlmo tho Indians woro playing tholr game Thro was an lmmonso crowd of peo plo hero to witness tho gamos. South McAloator and othor towns botweon hero and thoro had contributed over COO, nlno coaches full having arrived a llttlo after noon ovor tho Choctaw road. Tho Santa Fo furnulshod n larco number from Marietta, Galnosvlllo and othor cities south of horo. Tho scoro stood In tho basoball game 17 to C In favor of Ardmoro, and tho Indian gamo stood 12 to C In favor of the winners. Tho samo basoball teams playod again this afternoon at tho park. On tho 20th and 30th tho Ardmoro hoys go to Galnosvlllo to play that team nt tholr homo. Drink distilled water and kcop woll during tho summer. Sovon gallons 20 conts. J. A. DIVEN8, President. DON LACY, Vlce-Prev I'snt ax. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, AmL CtahtW. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Accounts of firms and Individuals Accorded I wmteman Bros. - I ssst meats, not nuns id mm. i General Commission Merchants. f f Oklahoma Cltr. O. T. I SS,bo5.'i?ir' ' T' i uvuntsn APJinore, i. r (Cblckaiha, I.T. tons, Apples, Cabbage, TTrmai Trnrlfmfa 1 TEAR. NUMBER 224 BIG DAMAGE 8UIT. Pabtt Brewing Company Want $40,000 From U. S. Marshal Colbert. It Is currontly ronortod on thn tro that the Pabst Brewing Co. of Mll waukeo has filed suit for Jto.oon d.-im. ngos ngnlnst Unltod Stntos Marshal Bon H. Colbert of tho Southern dis trict of tho Indian Torrltorv fnr ninn. pln tho salo of Nutria aftor tho liq uor had boon nnsscd unon hv thn mi. thorltlcs In Washington and pro nounced non-lntoxlcntlnc nil snlnhin In tho Indian Torrltory. No OfTlclat confirmation of tho nows can bo bo curod, thouEU tho Expross questlonod sevornl pooplo who woro supposod to know this morning. All hnd heard flf tho suit but nono could slate au thoritatively that It had been Insti tuted. Chlckasha Express. National Nominees. Tho National party of Tishomingo county recently hold tholr convention nnd nomlnatod tho following tlckot: I-or tho sonato, ox-Oovornor D. II. Johnson; for tho houso of ropresont- atlvos, C. H. Brown, Itobortson Kemp, John Brady, Llshman Alborson nnd Dlxlo Colbert. Tho plntform favors tho enrollment of all Chlckasaws and Choctaws that havo beon born slnco tho ratification of tho Bupplomontal treaty on Sept. 25, last. Few "Cedars of Lebanon." Not moro than 400 of tho "cedars 6t Lobanon" nro standing today. Thoy do not, though their ngo Is moasurcd In yenrs by thousands, rival In dimen sions tho cedars of tho Western world, tho largest, so slow Is tholr growth, being but twclvo feet In dlamoter. No trco gives so great an oxnanso of shado ns tho cedar, and It novor dlos except from tho lightning strolto or tho woodman's ax: Havo you eaten any of Solomon's vory best bread. Try ono loaf; It's the vory best bread. 24-Gt Wo havo rocelvod a car or new Whlto Elophant bugglos and nro para lysing prices. WILLIAMS, COBIIN & CO. Tho opportunity of tho yoar to buy a refrigerator Is now whllo Noblo Bros, aro ottering tholrs at cosL Ed&w-lra Kurnlsliecl Cottage to Rent. flronnn. kooiI looiUon, larco CM O rr lot, orchiir-i, biro. etc. 3!O.UU Offices to Rent. Burnt) dealritVe ollloet, iIdbIo or In suites newly p.tporod and painted at cheap real. Storage. Btoraico roomlfor houichold goo!a or any other kind of eoodi. In a sood brick build in k. Will let a apace at reasonable ratea. The Redfield Agency, Real Estate, Rents, Loaas, Phone iai. ARDflORB, I. T. solicited. Courteous treatmeat all alike, SPECIALTIES Bananas, Oranges, Lem- Onions and Packing V'