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OOlely V, 0 VOLUME X. f bidnry suoaa.) I rorBlBTOB. J AEDMOEB, IND. TEB, THURSDAY EVENING, ACttUST 13. 1803. WRIPIIOII, 15 Jl mi NUMBER 289 mi iln 1HE NEEIM III KOI CREEK CITItN? SEEK to RE MOVE LAND RESTRICTIONS Tiger, a Creek Indian, Presided at. the Convention Rules and Regula tions Indorsed and Secretary of Interior Commended. Ghocotah, I. T., Aug. 12. A dele gates convention of Creek citizens and non-citizens was held In Chccotah Tuesday pursuant to a call ot tho Cliccotiih commercial club fr tho purpose- of adopting resolutions and petitioning for tho removal of tlio re strictions Imposed by 3ccrctary Hitch cock upon tho salo and leasing of Crook lands. A largo number ot dele gates were present .from all part of tho Crcok nation. Ocorgo Tiger, a Creek Indian, prosldod as chairman ot the convention. Tho following 'resolutions wero adopted: Do it rosolved by this conTentlon, composed of residents of thJ Crack nation, Irrespective ot race national ity, (1) That wo !enKi.a the unset tled and unsatisfactory condition now existing in tho Croak nation, and re grct that theso condltlens have been brought about by a muiinderstandlni; of the needs and requirement ot the pcoplo at large on tho par: ot thoso in auth f'i; 12) rbi; we nco.stiWt that tho Creek nation is tho best por tion of tho Indian Territory, and that Its advantages and resources would not bo excelled by thoso of any part ot tho United States, If proper en couragement wero given to tho le gitimate settlers and farmers, auJ if some dcflnlte and final plan ot secur ing tltlo to lands wero formulated. (3) That wo recognize the fact that tho vast majority of tho cltlrens ot tho Creek nation aro thoroughly fitted to transact their business a fairs, and wo conscientiously bellovo that tho greatest advantages will Midr to tho Indian If ho bo allowed to act as any other citizen of tho United States mi l pj In'-.1 tho open nu hoi and thftro nieot those desiring t; pir.'i-hakc laiids on an cauil footing as man li mm, and 1 at all restrict -)s wl!l pe..i'i. to tho' injury n' the Indian rather than to ins rwauiigo; tn Tint tcmo action should bo taken by fn,'oss looking to th removal or modification of present restriction up :i -the salo ot land an-1 tint overv tpsldenl of tbo Crcejt aatlnn should lend his every onorgy to interest tho L. P. ANDERSON, D. F. FRENSLEY, C. L. ANDERSON, President. Vice-President Cashier. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository (or Bankruptcy Funds u Chlokasaw Nation. Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds 165.0C 3.00 Total $225,000.00 Tho oldest bank In Indian Territory. Accounts ot firms and Individuals solicited ur.on tlio most liberal terms consistent with good banking. Jfft . WE WILL BOND YOU IK UniTED STATES FIMUII AMD IMS COMPAHT. homo Office, Baltimore, fid. Paid Up Capital, $1,050,800.00 Surkty Bonds. FIDELITY CONTRACTS JUDICIAL. Judicial Bonds executed Without Delay, BURGLARY INSURANCE. Banks, Stores, Residences Insured Against Burglary or Theft. ROBERTS, POUND & BRUCE, CorreipondeRCi Solicit. OBSvaSE?'i.T. ARDMORE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated. llellWiSel of Abstracts in the' Soulhern Distflcl Abstracts of all kinds Accurately made. Records thoroughly searched, and any kind of informa tion famished on short noiico and small fee. ... ..W. S.WOLVERTON & SON, Merr's. .ALL KINDS pFJN5URANCEtWAL E3TATEnjfdt,BpfJD3 mombcrs of both houses ot congress and to Inform thorn ot o-ir naods and tho advantages of 0'ir country; (") That we arc In urgent need of ini'rcscnlatlon In congrnsa and wo p'cdgo to ourselves to urgo upon con gress tho passsgo ot an au permitting ho GOO.000 people ot Indian Territory to elect a delonalo to riri.3ont them In congress or to rccogntzo such riol ?alo, v.hou elected by tho pcoplo, and no bellovo that it such an end be attained a great roliof will rosult; (C) That sumo early and final dec Mm rhould b.i obtained from h higher courts an ' other authorltlo ot tho uovcrnntnt. determining tb: right i'l tho thousands of honest fernifM who have In good faith leased from Creek Indians tho lands of tholr minor cUlldren and Bpo.it tholr all In devel oping farms upon s'trh lands; (7) That wo suggest In lieu of tho pros ent restrictions upon tho sale ot lands congress bo rcquostcd to provido that any citizen ot tho flvo tribos may petition tho United States court near est his residence to pass upon his competency to transact his own bus luc(8 affairs, and authorize such In dian to soil his lands ece: his homestead without restriction when tho court shall havo rendered a de creo recognizing such competency; (8) That wo urgo nil tho mnn.bcrs of this convention and nil tho residents ot tho Creek nation to transmit a copy of theso resolutions tu all tho members of congress and senators with whom they aro acquainted, and to urge upon them to aid us In our efforts to develop our country, and fit It to tako Us placo as tho bright est star In our age. iron. Checslo Mcintosh, a promi nent Crook attorney ot Chootin In troduced a resolution Into the main convention which was defeated. He then retired and was nude chairman ot a convention composed exclusively of Creek citizens and of red nun who opposed tho majority resolutions At this meeting tho following rcj.. lutlons wero adopted: Whereas, a committee composed 'if turn-citizens has this day assembled In Chccotah in responso to a c.,l f ram tho Checotah commercial club, an or ganization composed almost If net en tirely of commercial land speculators and non-Creek citizens, who hivo but littlo if any ownership or Interest In tho allotablo lands of tho Crook na tion ; and, Whoreas, Tho Crook Indians nnd married Creek citizens who really own the allotablo lands and who havo n paramount interest in tho sale of said lands; thorotoro bo It Ilosolvcd, That wo regard tha reso lutions of said convention of nnn citizens criticising tho rules promul gated by tho sccrotary ot tho interior NATIONAL BANK. governing tho salo and Icaso j? Crock lands ns an unwarranted Inter .ercco In our domestic affairs and reaper! fully insist ''that tho honorable sec retary of tho intorlor consider only such petitions rolatlvo to tho salo and lcaso of Crcok lands as emanate from Creeks and Intermarried Orook cltl 2onsj and. bo it further Resolved, That this convention heartily indorses tho rulos androg'i lations horoln reforred to antTjctm: mends tho honorablo secretary ot tbo, Interior for his good Judgmonflnjprt)) mulgatlng tho samo. The Best Hay. Alfalfa produces finest nnd grcatost yield por acre. Seed for salo by B. B. Pugh, Arduiore, I. T. 12dl2-w4 DISQUIETING REPORTS THAT MU8SULMEN ARE GATHERING. Officials Express Belief That Inter vention of the Powers Alone Can Prevent Disaster Young Men Joining Insurgent Bands. Sofia, Bulgaria, Aug. 12. Tho Bub gailan foreign office has received vtry disquieting news 'from Its agent at Uskub. Mussulmans thero aro dally gathering In tbo mosquoa and It Is feared that a mnssacro of Christians is pending. OOlclals hero express tho belief that tho Intervention ot tho powers alono can prevent disaster. Tho most astonishing fcuuro ot the situation hero is tho rcma.knblo quiet Itudo with which tho pcoplo havo re ceived tho nowa ot tho fresh rising In Macedonia. In spits ot iho revo lutionary committees, little or no popular enthusiasm Is apparent, not even among tho 20,000 Macedonian residents of Sofia. ConVtntlnople, An," r? One hun dred and fifty rcvoluttcu-l wero kill eiNn tho fighting at Ssr vh.-5t August 0. Tho Insurrectionary movement Is Increasing dally. Young men In all Bulgarian villages aro flllccing to tho mountains to join liio.. 'g-nt bands Tho insurgents contlnuo to dovastato tha distort nt Korltza .vi'l hr.vo cap turcd Irrr ' lant Turkish supplies of provslons DRANK POISONED WATER. People at Whitcsboro Get Sick After Drinking at Union Depot. Whitcsboro, Tex., Aug. 12. Three or four pcoplo wero mado vory Rick hero yostcrday by drinking out of the wntcr cooler at tho union depot. They woro taken to tho hotol here, and af ter vigorous work by tho physicians, wero pronuonccd out of dangor today. Tho water cooler was examined nnd a large quantity of bluo stono, or copperas was found in It. Bluo stono. or copperas Is very poisonous, and this is supposed to havo been dropped Into tho cooler by somo vicious por son to poison any who might drink. Tho social at tho homo of Miss Daisy Nichols Thursday ovcnlng will bo tho ovent ot tho season. 11-3. Folding Camp Furniture THAT AVahes Camping Out a Pleasure. R. A. JONES (Successor to C. R. Jones.) Ardmore National Bank, ARUMORU, Capita! Stock and Additional Liability. : : : : : $200,000.00 Largest of aHy Bsnk In the Chickasaw Nation, We accept small and large accourits and conduct a General Banking Business for you. Directors, O. R. Smith, President. It. A. Jones, Wholesale and Ratal C. M. Gaupbelii, Vjce-PreB. Furniture. Lek Chock, Cashier. . Sam Noulbv. Wholesale Hardware. G. W. Young, Stockman i J.R. Pknninotpn, " Grocer. J. C. THOk'raow, Attorney, 2 R. W. Rand, Merebant. IS AGAIN w IN SUBURBS OF WHITES- BORO MADE HIS ESCAPE. Posies Are In Pursuit Officers From Sherman Alio In the Field Negro Was Seen West of Sadler. . Trail Lost In Woods; VhlUsboro, Tox., Aug. 12. Much oxcliement was causod horo this morn ing when tho nows spread ovor the town that n nogro had nttomptcd to assauti Mrs. Ira Hart In the south western suburbs ot town. At 11:30, while near tho barn nt the Hart homo, a nogro ran out of th barn nnd ran towards Mrs. Hart, n proachlng her from Ijohlnd. Sho heard his approach buforo ho roached hor, turned and ran to tho houso scream ing. Tho negro ran after hor to tho hbuso and then ran away. Tho nows spread llko wild flro and a posso started In pursuit. It was thought ho started In tho direction ot Sadlor. and tho pcoplo ot that placo wero telephoned to, look out for him. A posso was organized at Sadlor and went In tho direction of yhlteBboro, expecting to lntorcopt . tho negro. About three miles wos of Sadler the party caught sight ot a man', who turned and fled back towards Whites boro. Tho posso gavo pursuit but lost tho negro In tho woods. Posses from Whitcsboro and Sadlor aro now scour ing tho country In search ot htm. Tho man Is described as being a vory black nogro, wearing a black shirt and a black derby hat. All tho ofllccrs from tho sheriff's ofllco at Sherman aro horo, Sherman, Tex., Aug. 12. As Mrs. Ira Hart ot Whttnj.wro was returning from a short call to a cu'ghli.jr's home this aftornoon she wci suddculy set upon by a nogro from behind, who made a grab at her but barely missed her. Sho screamed and ran. The ne gro followed qulto n dlstanco but final ly turned and ran In a different direc tion and disappeared. Ofllccrs and posses wen soon scour ing tho country, nnd a negro enswor ing tho description was finally caught by the ofllcors about two nillor east of Southmayd on tho Toxas and Pa cific track, coming toward Shorman. Ho was taken back to Whitosboro and confronted by Mrs. Hart, who safd sho believed ho was tho right nogro, but was not positive. A mob of sovoral hundred mn had gathorod by this time, but owing to tho uncertainty of tho woman, nt tomptcd no vlolonco for a. whllo. Tho nogro was placed In. tho calabooso at Whltosboro. At S..10 o'clock tonight a crowd of armed men broke opon tho calaboose, took tho nogro out, put a ropo around his neck nnd started for tho oil mill near by. Ho was promptly strung up, after stoutly denying ills guilt. Just at this tlmo thrco deputy sher iffs from Sherman, tho constablo and other local, ofllccrs dashed Into tho crowd, Jorkod tho ropo from tho hands of tho men holding It and rescued tho IND. TGR. negro. For a. short tlmo It looked as though thoro would bo serious trou ble, but whllo part of tho ofllccrs were parleying with tho crowd tho others succeeded In eluding them, nnd hur-i rlodly securing n vdhlclo and n good team started with tho prlsonor to Shormnn. Tho loaders ot tho mob claimed they did not Intend to kill tho nogro unless ho confessed. When first discovered by tho offi cors tho negro was carrying his coat nnd hat In his hand, and as soon as ho saw tho men coming tdwnrd him ho dropped both lint and coat and ran, but was soon ovortakon. Tho negro claims to bo Innocent and says his namo Is Wilson. Ho arrived at Shor man at It o'cloc'c anl r,"s placed In jail. AND PROPERTY LOSSES REACH INTO MILLION8. Martinique and Jamaica Are Visited By Terrific Hurricane Banana Plantations Over the Island Devastated Lives Lost. Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 12. Tho nurricano, only a frlngo of which struck tho western end of Jamaica yestorday and which, It was thought, had passed, Instead of proceeding to tho northwost, veered to southerly Ibis morning and struck Jamnlca with Its full force, Inlllctlng damago which It will tako years to ropalr. Tho losses must reach millions of dollars. Kvcry banana plantation In tho eastern halt of tho Island was devastated. No loss of life is reported. Washington, Aug. 12. Tho state de partment today received a dispatch from Consul Jowel at Fort Do Franco, Martinique, dated yestorday, confirm ing tho press report ot a disastrous storm In that island. Tho dispatch says: "Terrific cyclono visited outlro Inl and midnight Saturday; great dam ago to crop and fruit; many houses In Fort Do France unroofed; tross two feet thick uprooted. Ono killed. Consulate Intact. At Trlnlto sovon killed; mnny houses destroyed. Small- or towns damaged. Now villages Tl- vol I, Fond. I-ahnyc, Fourneols and Hcculeo dostroyed, rendering 5,000 in dlstross slnco. last year's catastro- pho again homeless. KeporU from interior of Island Indefinite Qrait dis couragement." Dialect tempered with slang Is an ad mirable medium of communication be tween p"Moim who have nothing to siiy .. ...i ....u.t.tu 'tl a ir.tili1 tint mi rr ttr anythlngiriroprly said. Thomas Ifal- ley .Miricn in uenuiry. Where there Is ono scholar' who be- I'limrn iiis.-iiip tliioiiL-li uverstudr. then) nru hundreds who remain Innno by reason of understudy. Hoiton 'iron script. No mini who nwds n monument ever ought to havo 0111. Hawthorne. J. A. B1VENS, President. H. PALMER. Cashl.r. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK ARDMORE. TU Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Accounts of Arms and IndUlduals sollcltbd. Courteous tMatmeat Accorded all allkt. Wlieman Bros. itm Datleri la r 1 . 1 rnkUbninmCltr. O.T. JL H0U9KS Ardmore, I. T, Z I Chiakuha. I.T. t- IJUIlitUUS, UKHigto, -4 w -m ons, Apples, Cabbage, Onions and Packing S House Products. v., SECREllf II 10 RE80 MAY REMAIN UNTIL FIR8T OF NEXT YEAR. Various Reasons Atslnnod Was De termlned to Help the President Humiliate General Miles In His Retirement. Washington, Aug 12. Tho Infor mation that Secretary Hoot has con firmed tho report thnt ho will ir.on relinquish tho war portfolio, and that ho has already mailed to tlio prest- lont tho lottor of resignation, has set much conjectural gossip touching tho succession. Tho names of Assistant Secretary Ollvor and Judgo Tafthavo boon mentioned In connection with tho position, but thoro Is no substance In tho talk but hypothesis. General Ollvor, tho now assistant, Is reputed man of exceptional ability and good military record, but It Is not tho fash Ion of this administration to direct tho war department through BildtorB or according to military science. Tho talk ot Judgo Taft Is very like ly of a kind with that which on ac count of his popularity has coupled his namo with about everything good tho administration had to give. It Is said Mr. Hoot would have oult tho cabinet somo tlmo ago, but he held on to help tho president In his determination to humlllato General Miles In tho hour of his rotltomenL Mr. Hoot will go into hlatory as tho most adroit Interpreter ot law to suit his notions and tho mot ruthless censor ot tho truth who was ever sec rotary of war. SAVE YOUIt HACK BY USING 10-5t KNOXINE. Picnic at Provence. Tho citizens of Provoaco will give, n big basket picnic next Saturday, August 15, with amusotacnts for all, Including ball gamo bstwcoa MadlU and Provence. 10-6L Remember tho Junior Icaguo lawn social Friday night. HEBE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO Buy a Home, $275.00 Will buy a Rood two-room dwell ing barn, large lot, splendid well. good location. $300.00 Will buy a good two-room coHage, good lot and good location. InvOBticate these and own your own home. We fiave others to sell nnd iomo gopd houses for rent. Warehouse, trackage facilities for rent. Tho Rodfield Agonoy. Real Estate, Rents, Loans. Phone iai. ARDftORE, I. T. DON LACY, Vice-President W. A, WOLVERTON, AmL Csi. W. W. WHITKMAlf " if mm, rams b pmbkl t 1 lla.nlianf a i RPPCIAl.TIES T T I - . T.am.