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ot VOLUME X. f SIDNEY BUaOS.I PaorBlKTon, I ARDMORE. IND. TEE.. TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1903. MRIPIIOH, $5 II mi) NUMBER 278 i does mm wp ii h . DOUBT THAT THE LAWYER REAI' IZES THE MAGNITUDE. At First Ho Expected to Stay In Wash ington and 8lt as Judge Workttie President Wants Done Requires a "Sherlock Holmes." Washington, Sept 21. Ofllcials of tho Interior department to-day for wardod to Chaloa J. Uonapartc, at Hal tlmoro, all of tho charges, reports of Inspectors and other papers, that ro lato to tho work, of tho Dawos com mission and other ofllelals In tho In Bonaparte will Investigate Ho will go over those papers In order to In dian Territory, whoso records Mr. form himself fully with roforenco ftoi conditions In the Territory. U was said to-day that ho would next week arrange for a clerical forco and other assistants, nnd that ho would leave for Muskogeo above October 1. Uo foro he leavc3 ho will go to (Jystor Day and discuss his plans for tho Investigation with President Uoosc vclL There Is a feeling at the Interior de partment that Mr. Donnparte has not grasped tho full significant of the charges against tho officials In tho In dian Territory, and that 'no has a mis taken notion of what Prosldcnt noose volt and Secretary Hitchcock oxpect him to accomplish. In conversation with friends and officials In Washing ton ho has indicated that ho regards hfs duties as of a Judicial character ratlior than of an Investigation oxpect cd to develop avidenco of wrong do ing. A Mistaken Idea. A fow days ago, to tho purprlso of Interior ddepartmcnt officials, ho slat od In reply to an Inquiry as to when ho would leave for tho Indian Terri tory, that ho did not think his pros enco there would bo necessary and that ho probably would conduct the Investigation entirely from Washing ton. Since then, however, ho has de cided to go to Muskogeo, although ho scorns to think that tho work will not require him to remnln thoro any groat length of time. Officials of tho In terior dopartmont declare that If Mr. Bonaparto Is to conduct an Investi gation that will be productive of To mtits hf will have to put In weeks nnd probably months of difficult and skill ful work on the Indian reservations and at the agencies, and that under L. P. ANDERSON, B. F. FRENSLEY, C. L. ANDERSON, President. VIce-PresldenL Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore. Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds n Gliiokasaw Nation. Capital paid in Surplus Funds Total The oldest batik In Indlnn Territory. solicited upon Uio roost liboral torm consistent with pood banking. WE WILL i ii mil mm Homo Office, Pmd Up Capital, $1,050,800.00 Surety Bonds. FIDELITY CONTRACTS JUDICIAL. Judicial Bonds Executed Without Delay, BURGLARY INSURANCE. Henks, Stores, Residences Insured Against Burglary or Theft. ROBERTS POUND & BRUCE, Corretpondeiici Solicited. mv&S?XT 000000 000 000000 ARDMORE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated. ' me Most corlele set ol Abstracts in he Slim Oisliiei. AbttractR of ell (finds accurately made. Records thoroughly searched, and any kind of informa tion furnished on Bhort notice and small fee. W. S. WOLYERTON & SON, Mgfifc& ALL KINDS PF INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE and BONDS Uto most favorablo circumstances ho will moot with many obstacles In getting at the facts, whlc.i President Roosevelt and Socrotary Hltclcock aro so anxious to have disclosed. Mr, Bonaparto also surprised tho of ficials hero by announcing that ho does not Intend to relinquish, oven temporarily, hlB connection with tho Postofflco department prosecution for the reason, h says, that tho Indaln Territory Investigation will not con flict with his work as attornoy In these cases. Underestimates His Job. It Is understood that Machon and othrcs who havo been Indicted In connection with tho postnl scandals will bo brought to trial at tho No vember torm of tho United States court, and that theso trials will ox tend through many weeks. Pcoplo who are interested In tho Indian Ter ritory situation aro wondorlng now Mr. Bonnparto Is going to lnvostlgato thoroughly tho conditions in tho ter ritory without devoting prnctlcally till or his tlmo to tho work. In an nounclng Mr. Bonaparto's seloctlon for tho Indian Torrltory work Secre tary Hitchcock stated that tho Inves tigation would bo started without furihor delny, and that a determined effort would bo mndo by Mr. Bona pnrto to conduct an lr.qui. tlit.l would bo so thorough that cvr caso of wrongdoing would bo disclosed. An official of tho Interior department to day called attention to tho fact that tho longer tho Investigation Is dolayod tho IiarJor It will bo to obtain ovldcnco of a positive character. Somo of th'3 accused men aro able lawyers, and thoao who aro anxious that tho gov ernment tako steps to bring tho des pollers of tho Indians to justice say that theso men, If guilty, will havo amplo opportunity to conceal ovldcnco of their wrongdoing. Making a Bad Start, Whllo nt tho Interior department Mr. Bonaparto did not consult Com missioner Jones of the Indian bureau concerning tho investigation, although Mr. Jones knows inoro about tho con ditions in tho Indian Territory than any other official of tho department. Instead, ho called on Judge Thomas Ryan, assistant secretary, who has novor professed to bo In closo touch with tho Indian service. Tho officials hero express tho hope that Mr. Bonaparto will get a hotter Idea of what ho Is expected to do In tho Indian Torrltory when ho con fers with tho Prcsldont. Thoy say If he docs not tho Investigation will not accomplish any important results, Attend the big broncho riding nt tho ball park Friday afternoon at 2:30. 21-1 $ 60,000.00 165.000.00 $225,000.00 Accounts ot Arms and Individuals BOND YOU hi mm coupjuit. Ualtlntore, fid. 0 0'- 0 0000000 0 0000000 WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC LETTER LIGHTNING STRUCK . CLOSE TO THE THRONE. Postmaster General Subpoenaed as a Witness. Anthracite Coal Still Advancing. The ers's Unhappy Conium Lot To tho Ardmorolto. Washington, D. C, SopL 20. Tho lightning In tho Postofflco dopartmont investigation Is beginning to strlko about In places closo to tho throne. Boavors, who has glvon himself up vol untarily after tho pollco scorned to bo unable to got him, hns had Postmaster Gonornl Payno Btibpoonacd to appear ns a witness in his caso nnd the Post- mastor Gonural promptly repudiates tho subpoena and refuses to appear. Ho says ho Is sick, and must perforce spend n fow wcoks down at Virgin ia Hot Springs to rccuporato his health. Ho probably knows too much of tho doings of his private socrotary Mr. H. H. Hand, In connection with Boavors nnd Mnchcn's industry In tho grnftlng gamo In tho Post Offlco Dopnment, and docs not dcslro to bo qujstloncd under oath. In fact, ho Is doing all In his power to stop tho publicity of dotnlls of tho Post Offlco Department scandal, and now he gives It out that tho end is In sight nnd that thoro will bo nothing moro doing after tho first of October. Ho knows full woll that thcro aro too many members of Congress nnd re publican leaders mixed up In tho mat ter who must protect tho lootors, and somo of them too much dread an In vestigation to allow tho matter to pro ceed further. Such a competent ma- clilno politician as tho Postmaster General knows that tho republican party cannot recolvo any moro hard knocks as it has received by oven a small part of tho scandal thus OX' posed to public vlow. and survive tho trcatmonL How tho republican party leaders aro praying that some thing will turn up to distract tho minds of tho public from this nasty mess. Sec how tho Beirut Incident was Rolzed upon to tako tho minds of tho people from tho scandals cropping out In tho administration of tho at fairs of government. Tho Panama Canal affair is also bolng used to got tho minds of tho people from tho rot tonnoss of tho departments as admin Istorcd by the republican party, but all In vain. Thoso little Incidents aro but tho wonder of an hour, and tho minds of tho peoplo wander hack to their muttons, tho scandals In tho de partments nt Washington. Llko Ban' quo'b ghost, thoy will not down, but return with perploxlng persistency to plaguo an administration that Is rotten to tho core. Tho pcoplo havo a specific for this cancer on tho body politic If thoy will go to tho polls and admlnlstor IL It Is up to them. Tho trusts are still in tho saddle Tho anthracite coal trust Is advanc ing tho price of coal again, though It Is reported to havo rained and havo stored somo millions of tons moro R. A. Furniture Ardmore National Bank AJIUMORE, IND. TER. Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00 iargcsi 01 any nans, We accept small and large accounts and conduct a General Banking Business lor you. DIRECTORS. 0. R. Smith, President. r M i a unnvr.T . u aa. I J as IiISIS.Ukucs, Cashier". USYotrRa, Stockman J.C. THOMpaoM, Attorney, than can ho sold this year, nnd yet this trust 1ms such a monopoly that It can put up prices as It pleases. Tho meat trusts also flies notlco that It Intends to ralso the prlco of Its pro ducts to a jovol moro In accord with tno times nnd pcrmlsslvo of tho gar nering at largor profits. Congress last winter, whon tho coal trust was n llvo Issue, appropriated a special fund of JKOO, 000 for tho Dopartmont ot Justice to use to prosccuto trusts. Congress nlso provided for n numbor of assistant Atornoys General to pro paro cases against tho trusts. Many months havo elapsed slnco this monoy nnd thoso attornoys wcro placed nt tho disposal of tho administration, but no action has been bogun Thoro Is on fllo with tho Atornoy Gonornl moro than ono caso against trusts, pro parod by prlvato ontorpriso, such as tho caso against tho coal trust pre pared by William IL Hearst, and tho enco against tho tobacco trust has boon on file for ovor two years, but It has roposod In a plgcon-holo In tho dopaTlmunL nnd oven tho oxtra money and tho extra holp havo been unablo to drag It Into court. Thcro seems to bo nothing that can stop this Insatlablo greed ot bloated trusts, except business depression. That with Its reluctant roduotlon In tho pcoplo'a purchasing power, will provo the only offoctlvo moans to bring prides down again to n reasona ble limit, so long as tho republican party remains In tho saddle. So far as legislatures and courts aro con cerned, they aro, apparently, unablo or unwilling to do anything to protect tho comsumors. Anti-trusts laws passed by tho law-glvera arc, as a rule, promptly and neatly knocked out by tho, judges, who seem to bo ex ceedingly anxious to protect what thoy consider tho constitutional rights of corporations. Did you ever henr ot tho constitutional rights of an Indl vidua)? Never In your life. Somo months ago, newspapers viero full ot statements to the effect that tho Foil oral Government wouldn't do a thing to tho pernicious, rapacious coal trust nfter Mr. William Randolph Hearst hnd put It In n hole, soaped tho sides and pulled up tho ladder. Well what has been tho result? Nohlng. Tho coal trust Is still doing business at the saino old stand nnd determined to glvo prices nnohor boost this wlm ter. Vorlly, tho consumer's Is an unhnp' py lot; Ho pays doublo prices for tho things ho needs, nnd at tho samo tlmo looks In vain for rcdross for grlov an res innumerable. CHARUSS A. I3DWARDS. New Use For Electricity. A fow days ngo a baby was born nt Essox, Ontario, of unusual slzo and apprently without llfo. Two physi cians ot tho place with tho aid ot elec tricity brought life into tho llttlo ono any othor child of Its ngo and It Is now scomlngly ns healthy as Friday and Saturday. On thoso two dnys Miss Balrd will havo on special display a select lino of street and tailored hats In taffeta silks and felts. 21-3. Tou Ret moro for your monoy In heating and cook stoves at Spraglns' than any othor place. Ho sells tho Leader and tho Garland. Can you think of better stores? JONES and Carpets. in iiic wiuciuisaw nnuuii. R. A. Jonkb, Wholenale .and Ritai . ftii nitnfl SamUoblk, Wholesale Hardware. 5. R.'Pknninqton, " . Grocer, R. w;kandol, Merchant,. ODD FELLOWS' CONVENTION. Members of the Texas and Indian Territory Delegations Arrive.. Baltimore, Md. 8cpt. 21. A numbor of members of the Texas and Indian Torrltory delegations to tho Odd Fel lows' convention arrived In this city today and nro comfortably quartered at private boarding housos. Tho ex cursion to Annapolis, Maryland's capital, to-day, glvon by tho officers of tho sovereign lodgo to representa tives and ladles, was a foaturo which tho Toxans nnd Torrltorlans could not miss. Tho Toxnns who took In tho trip wore T. II. Anderson, Wloxnhachlo; R. M. Chapman, Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. F. 13. Hunter, El Paso, nnd John Spall man, Dallas. Tho Torrltory contingent consisted ot N. O. Turk, Checotah; W. J. Bur nett, Sapulpn; Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Ma son, Ardmore, and Mrs. Martha Clar dy, Prosldcnt of tho Robokah Associa tion of the Territory. Tho rost of tho dologntos nro Oxpectcd In by to morrow. A mass mooting ot Odd Follows was hold In Ford's Opera Houso this aftornoon in celebration ot tho nnnual convention ot tho sovorolgn grnnjd lodgo, which will begin horo to-morrow. Tho program included a sorvlco of song nnd prayer. Alfred F. Plnkerton ot Massachu setts, past grand slro, delivered an nddross, In which ho dwelt upon tho good work which hod boon nccom- pllshod by tho ordor of Odd Follows. Elvln J. Curry of Baltlmoro also do- llvored an nddross. Odd Fellows from ovory stato In tho Union continue to arrive here to romaln during tho sessions ot tho grnnd lodgo. Among tho nigh ofllelals of tho order who reachod hero to-day was Grand Slro John Goodwin ot At lnntn, Ga. This evening tho anniversary ot tho establishment ot RobokahBranch was celebrated with special services at tho Fnyotto Street Methodist Episco pal Church. Ciirtmts and Cropfteport7 Following is tbo weekly cllmnto and crop roport compiled by C. H. Hcald of Henldton, voluntary weather ob server: Highest tomporaturo 94 on tho 13th. Lowest tomporaturo 30 on tho 17lh. Rainfall .43 inches. Sunshine. 8G per cont. Slight frost on 17fh, no damage done. Cotton opening fast Yield will bo light. Stock water scarce. nroncho busting at the bal park 'rlday aftornoon at 2:30. 21-4 Notice. Wo ure preparing-a new telephone llroctory and will Install telephones at soon as we aro moved to our now office. All parties wishing 'Telephones will please place their application at. onco In ordor that their nfimtMnay ap poor in tho 'directory. 4i2 CHICKASAW TK1.EPHON13 CO. 20-5t. Tho Ladles' Aid Society ot the Christian church will give an Inter national Tea Tuesday evening, Sept 22, at tho Iloblson building, on Main street. Alt are cordially Invited to at tend. 20-3 J. A. BIVEN8, President. A. H. PALMER, Cashier. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Aocouottot arms and Individual! lollclted, Courteous troatmen Accord od all alike, Albatross Flour. ALL GROCERS SELL IT, WHITEMAN BROS., "WHOLESALE MEET IN BATTLE ARRAY MANY ARE 'SLAUGHTERED. rteorted That the Turks Lost 600 Men Killed Fire Added to the Sword. A Servian Compliance With a Proviso Stop Atrocities. Sofia, SopL 21. According to fugi tives, a serious engagement has oc curred at Pokln, near Melnlk, CG miles from 8alcnlca, In which tho Turks nre said to havo lost GOO men klllod, Including two colonols. Most ot tho villages In tho district ot Molnlk aro In tho handB ot Uio Insurgents. Many of the villages aro In names. Constantinople, Sept. 21. Tho 8orv lan government's reply to tho porto'a roprosontntlons say measures have boon taUo'n to prevent bands entering: Macedonia and that a strong band which was preparing to cross tho frontier has already been dispersed. Tho Soman reply adds, however, that if the persecution ot Christians and excess ot Turkish troops ontlnuo and serious reforms aro not Introduced, tho government will bo unablo to re strain popular agitation In Scrvln. Washington, Sept. 21. Communica tions havo reached tho stato dopart mont urging this government to do something that will put a atop to tho ntrocltlos In Turkey. It Is said that this pressure does not omlnnto from tho missionaries. A Novelty. Wo wcro today shown and car i corn grown In South Ardmoro by Mr.'O. D. Rice, which to us was a de cided novelty. Apart from having n good shuck to cover tho ear every grain ot tho corn had a separate -and distinct shuck of Its own a natural protection it scorned against frosts or any kind ot weather; Clothes cleaned on sho.t notice by Durton. Phono 230. 20-3 Five-room brick cottago, two largo lots, barn, storm house. C street, and fith nvenue, northwest. Four-room framo cottago (now), D street and 7th avenue, northwest. Good Jpgatlon. Three-room frame cottage (now), I) street Wd tth' rlvonuo, northwest. Four-rddm co'ttagtf, out-bulldlngs. ? FOR RENT good watgr,.qntlre, block of land, West Ma.Ui?,ff 1J Warehouse .trackage ScJIItles; ' 33 2- Room Dwelling,"'$3.50 3- Room Dwelling1 '$5.00 The Redfield Agency, Real Estate, Rents, Loans. Phone 131. ARDflORB, I. T. DON LACY, Vlw-Prssldsnt W. A. WOLVERTON, AmL Cashier. DISTRIBUTORS,"