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KHIjc path; SVrDmorcitc.!11""03!1 The Hon ('. It. Ilrockeiirldgo, la.id UIDNKY SUQQB, 1'roprlotor. ntorcd nt tho I'oatofllco at Ardmoro as Second-class Mnll Matter. Novcmbor 2, 1893. Published every afternoon (except Saturday) And Sunday morning. Omco of publication, North Wash mcton street. . Ruhierlntlon Rated One week -. Jj Oan month c0 Om Tear 5 ou Tho OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER of tho United States Court for tho soutnern DUtrlct, Indian Territory: alio for ttm rhlrkanaw Stock Aisoclatlon of tho Indian Torrltory, and tho official organ of tho city. Any crroncouH reflection upon tho character or reputation of any person which may ho printed In tho Ardmoro Ito, or any n.rtlclo based on reports that aro false will be gladly corrected It brought to tho attention of mo puu llsaer. TIMB TAI1LK. Oulf, Colorado and 8anta Fe Railway (Southbound.) Galveston & Chicago Exp... 3:40 a. m Cleburno & K. C. Exp 4:25 p. m (Northbound.) Hdveston & Chicago Exp.. 12:35 a. m Cleburno & K. C. Exp.... 11:30 a, m Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway, Arrlvo at Ardmoro 1:35 p. in IiO&vo Ardmoro 3:00 p. m Local frolght carrying passengers Jso. No trains on Sundays. Arkaniaa and Choctaw Railway, Mixed train ar. Ardmoro. . .12:25 p. m Ijeave Ardmoro 1:30 p. tn All Unltod States malls close Hi minutes prior to train tlmo. Hereafter tho mails will bo closed t 0 p. m. lnstoddjof 8 p. m. aa form iy. DJ KEDFIKLD, V. M. TERM8 OF U. S. COURT. At Ada Begins September 28, 1903 holds two wooks, and Fobrunry 15 1904, holds three wcolis. At Tishomingo HogliiH October 19, 1903, nnd holds two wcolcs, and I-ob ruary 29, 1904, and holds threo weeks At Chlckasha Ileglus Novomber " 1903, and March 21, 190 1, each term two weeks. At Ryan Hoglns November 10 1903, and April I, 1904, ono week each torai. At Purcell Hoglns November 23 1903. and April 11, 1904, each term ono week. At Paula Valley Hoglns November 30. 1903. nnd April 18, 1904, three wooks nt each term. At Ardmore lleglns December 21 1903, nnd May 9, 1901, seven weeks each torm. If you turn In a flro alarm by tolo phono, don't call for tho flro dopart mout, but toll "Contrnl" where n Are- Is. U C. SUAUOIITElt, Chlof. Uso tho Ioiik Mstanco Tolophono and call up Thono No. 5. If you want tho Ardmorulto. Ardmore, Thursday, September 24. Unfortunately tho people who Bay dlsagrceablo things do mout of the talking. .. . , Tho man who ridicules tho ancestors of other pooplo ovldifntly considers lilUuJolf. tho fruit of a special cron tlon. Tho water and sower bond election was carried at Chlckasha by n hand Homo majority, tho vote belug 4S1 for nnd 69 agaliiBt. This Is tho timo of tho year when tho drossmnkors arid milliners got to KOtlicr and flx tho fall styles. In n concerted attack ou "hubby's" pocket book. Mr. H. I Nenl, a cotton broker of Now York, nud a man whoso opinion seems to bo worth quoting by the Now York papers, says that "considering tho world's preseut requirements, tho supply of American cotton, both visi ble and Invisible, Is to-day the smallest since the civil war. This, In splto of a curtailment of consumption. The new crop, however, is probably the latest on record, and the amount of cotton coming Into sight during this month will be nbout half of last your." ' Chlckasha Waterworks. Chlckasha, I. T., Sept. 23. At a spe cial election hold for tho purpose of voting bonds for a waterworks and soweraco system tho proposition was carried by a two-thirds majority, Tho amount of tho bonds will bo $76,000. The proposition was bitterly oppose! by somo who contended that the bond Issue would detract from the ability of tho city to caro properly for tho schools for which tho city Ib now bonded, This Is tho second election for these bonds, tho first issuo of $1SG, 000 voted for In tho spring bolng turned down by Secretnry Hitchcock, who claimed that tho city had not enough o: taxable property to tnko caro of them. Work on tho systom will bagln at once. aent and member of the Dawes com mission, stntes that there aro not more than 17,000 fullbloods among th 80,000 enrolled members of tho flvo rivlllred tribes in Indian Territory. Mi. Ureckenrlilgo, by moans of 'nls olllclat position and prlvato business relations, has had excellent opportu nities to accumulate Information re garding all mntterti In tho territory, so any statement ho makes Is not lightly to bo considered. According to tho figures of the com mlssloner, tho number of the full bloods Is "not largely In excess of tho freediiHrn nnd persons of African blood accredited to tho different tribes. This fact comes us n revelation to tho public, nnd undoubtedly to him solf. Although tho ChorokccH, Creeks, Semlnoles, Chlcknsaws and Choc laws hnvo no longer tho color from which they aro understood originally to hnvo received their names of rod mon, but aro of n distinctly yellow hue, yet .this pigmentary peculiarity characterizes tho North American In dians throughout the continent, and so Is now not generally tnken as n test by which tho purity of their blood Is to bo determined. For nil practical puritoscs thoro aro 80,000 Indians In tho territory. Tho Dawes commission, up to tho tlmo of tho recont scnndnlous exposures, has acknowledged such to bo tho caro and has taken great pains to Impress this fact uion tho public. Tho com mission In Its roport, while ndmlttlng that the tribes contained n few court ly gentlemen lit to gruco a parlor or council table In any country, yet has been Very careful to convey thu Idea that as a people thu live tribes were helpless, Irresponsible creaturca whoso rights and property could bo secured to them solely by govornmont nl protection and tho Dawes commu nion. In truth, were this not the con dition there would have been absolute ly no exeuso for bringing the Dawes commission Into oxlstonre, for the hairbreeds aro recognized by all as shrewd, artful fellows, entirely tnpn bloof conducting their own affairs and of carrying to n successful Issue nuy transaction which thoy undertake, even ngalnst grafters, land agents and swindlers. Indeed tho reason for tho present llvagnthm of Commissioner Hrockon- rldgo from hlsformernnthroposo-ninto-logical opinion regarding tho terri torial Indian, expressed of record in Ills reports, Is exceedingly obscure to sny the least. What is ho up to? If tho position he now takes ou this interesting question Is correct, he nr- gucs i ho Dawes commission out of exist. 'iice; for he puts that body In the i.nlduous light of managing ar bitrarily tho property of over 00,000 people, all of whom havo as much right to self-government ns thoso in- tellgent nnd wide hnlf-broola tin- McAloBtors, of South MeAle.itcv the Owoiikom, ot Muskogee; I'llny Super, of VInltn, ond oven of Cy Inland and Charley Curtis, of Kansas. Evident ly Mr. llreckenridgo does not Intead tho full import of his words. More probably, Bomowhat confused by tho scaudals published, he has overstepped himself In trying to prove that all Indians, red, white yellow nnd black with whom his land company has done buslnoss, wero secure by nature from nny fraudulent tricks that wero be Ing practiced In tho territory. Kan sns City Journal. -J- NEWS OVER THE 'PHONE. : : Comanche. Mr. Kcrh of Indlnnn, nn Immlgrnn ngent of the Frisco, Is here purchnsin Oklahoma real estate. Ho made se oral large purchases yesterday. II will run another excursion to this country in nbout two weeks. K. M. Yntes went to Walters, Ok today. Springer, A. C. Foust went to Ardmoro todny, Tho cotton crop Is CO per cent shorter than was expected two weeks ago. ' Ilnsse (larrlsou has gone to Ard more. Mack Norvell has completed his new Imrn. J. S. Stenkley Is here today with his beef wagon. Mllo. J. W. Johnson left todny for Ard more en route to l'niiTs Vnlloy on bus Iness. Wo nrc still needing rain, especially for stock water. Tho cotton crop Is being rapidly picked nnd ginned. Jnmoa Spear left this morning for Hot Springs, Ark. Elk. W. M. Wright, who was mnrrlod few dnys ago. Is preparing to move to Elk nnd make his future homo here, Fox. A. D. Davis left yesterday for No- cona, Texas. About twenty bales of cotton left here this morning for Duncnn. Mill Creek. O. E. Matthews nud W. It. Smith of Grayson county. Toxas, aro putting In a now grocery storo here. Mill Creek Is receiving quite a lot of cotton. The prices paid for cot ton yesterday wore 9.50c and 10c. Derwyn. Willis Antwlne'g mothor, colored died here yestorday. Durwood. Tho citizens of Durwood burled th romains of tho unknown man, wh was killed on the Choctaw track, ye terday nfternoon. Tho Choctaw poo plo refused to havo anything to d with the mntter and It wns necessary for our pooplo to give him burial. Earl. Ilessle Duke Is quite sick. Out course you aro Interested in owning tho latest thing In street and tailored hats, then It follows that you must buy from Miss Halrd, tho mill in er, at Madden, Sykes & Co's. 24 THE KATY AND STATEHOOD. It Familiarity Is said to brood con tempt, aitd constant companionship Is a strain on tho most slncoro lovo. It's simply a caso of nbsonco for a '.It tlo tlmo and a fonder heart on the return. Eloped With His Mother-ln-Law. cniengo, Sept. 23. For nn elope ment with his inother-inlnw Jamo Allen of Allegan, Mich., was nrrostod last evening ns ho loft a trail. With lilm was Mrs. .Mnynio Johnson. Allen married Mrs. Joiva&ou's step- laughter a year ago. Mrs. Johnson and her step daughter wero ahou' the same age, and equally charming. Allen old the police that at the time of tne marriage lie was lialf-lncllued to change his mind nnd wed nls mother inn. joiiusuii nveu in tne same house with hor son-ln-lnw and Allen's affection for his wife cooled. Us nttentlons to his mother-lii-lnw attracted tho attention of tho dnugh- or ami tnoy quarreled frequently. Thursday Allen and Mrs. Johnson left Allegan for Chicago. Mrs. Allen sworo out a warrant for hor husband's ar rest. "Neither of us havo done anything wrong, said tho woman. "Wo would havo secured a divorce from rav daughter and ho would then hnvo been quietly married. Such things nro done ovory day, and I seo no rea son why we cannot be permitted to love each other and bo hnppy without Interference." Tho woman who gots a divorce) Is 3ho who believes In tho old provorh of "If at first you don't succeed." True, a widow enn give roforenecw, but It's hard to awako the dead long onough to got them to talk nbout It. Vote- for tho llonovolent Socloty for tho Merchants' $500 contest. 11-lm s Delleved Road's Influence Will Be For One State. Muskogee, I. T., Sept. 23. An In tlmatlon that the Missouri. Kansas & Texas railway will maintain a lobby In Washington this winter in behalf of single statehood Is alleged to bo found In the nnnunl roport of President 11 C. House, of that company, just made public. Tho statehood situation Is discussed in tho report to tho dlrec ors, and tho importance to tho road of the formation of one state of the two territories is pointed out In this language: "The question of statehood for Okla homa nnd tho Indian Territory, which wns under disccusslon In tho last congress, possesses grent Interest for your company, bIiico nn admission of these territories to Rtnto govern mciit would bo Immediately followed by a large accession of population and development. Oklahoma, within Its present boundaries, comprises 39,030 Bqunre miles and thu Indian Torrltory 31,400 square miles, with a coniblnod population of n million people. Tho question of admission of one or both of these territories will doubtless bo rovlved nt tho approaching session of congress. There Is strong sontlinont in fnvor of the admission of both those territories as one great state. comprising an nrea equal to that of the state of Missouri, with an Initial !opulntlon approximating that of the stnto of Kansas." Tho single statehood people of In dlan Territory and Oklahoma aro pleased with tho report of tho railway president and claim to see In It the evidence that they will have tho sup port of tho company In their efforts to achieve single statehood. Local Cotton Market. - uio cotton market cpened weak this morning and soon declined. Unt cotton sold for from 9c to 9.25c unlio seed cotton brought 3c. The lecolptl todny will be nbout 150 bales. uslness for Sale. For tho reason that othor business domands my attention I offer for salo my distilled water wagon. Excluslvo right 1'tiy woll. Ifj -o-ih your whilo to investigate. 1-tf II. V. HODSON. Cultured dos not depend upon tho nmouut of reading, but upon the thoroughness of thought over whnt Is read. 0 Hi B 0 0 0 0 ft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 v W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 v..- v-.- Jo. i V ''it 0 0 A TREAT OF LADIES' TAILORED SUITS, UR LADIES' TAILORED SUITS that have been delayed so long have at last arrived. The prettiest, the nobbiest and the latest I yet shown in Ardmore. We did not get a half carload of "cheap stuff," but got a nice small, but well assorted line. Colors are the latest Gray, Black, Brown and Tan in the very latest Bhades, prices range from $17.50 to $25.00. Come pick your choice of the season's productions. Sizes range from 34 to 40. Another shipment of these nobby Walking Skirts in Black, Gray, Green Tan and Snow-llaked, prices range from $1,50 to $6.5 Another shipment of Ladies' and Misses Nobby Shirt Waists, the latest out. Come and let us show them to you. Prices range from $1.50 to $6.50 Our daily shipments of Novelties and Dress Goods contain the new est of the season's production. Our prices remain unchanged and our reliability is alwayB the same. The first trial will convince you that we save "dollars." ONE PR1CE.SP0T CASH, Jtif.iiiyi'riif.i.T.iiiiHiii'f.iif.iiinti iHi'l HI llnl I liH 108-110 Main Street. ARDMORE, !. T. w 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jo. Hit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vit 0000000 0 00000000000000 0 0000000 0000000 0 000000 g ANNOUNCEMENT. her Alderman. W. II. Murphy announces as n can didate for alderman from the Fourtl ward to llll the unexpired term ot Dr. W. T. Gardnor, resigned. Special election Saturday, October 3 1903. LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM. Was Groom Was 101 and Bride Years Old. Atlantic City, N. J Sopt. 23. Clerk Glenn of the bureau of vital statistics, waB startled when tho Heverend Sam uel Tucker of Hum Point Hied a mar riage certificate in which it was s ed that tho bridegroom was 101 years and 10 months old and the brldo wns 99 years. For the bridegroom It wae tho sixth mntrlinonlal venture and the bride's fourth. Jerry Ilozarth of Tannersbrook wag the bridegroom and Julia Ann Jenkins the bride. The ceremony was per formed In this city by Mr. Tucker. Tho bridegroom is a hod-carrier and wns born In nrnzll and tho brlda wns boru in this country. ii TEXAN TO BE SHOT. Refuted to Let His Attorney Take an Appeal. Mexico City. Sopt. 23. Ed Madden of lilot l'olnt, Texns, who shot nnd killed Dr. It. D. King, a well known mining operntor, In Uio railway sta- Ion of Uaxaca a few weeks ago, has been sentenced to be shot. His attor ney moved for nn appeal, but Mad den, Intormptlng.o xclalmed "No, you don't. I'vo had my trial, and now I will take my medicine." Now occupies the corner, opposite Noble Bros.' Hardware Store. Felker is always in the front with the best gro ceries and biggest stock. If it's in Ardmore Fell. er, has it. If you are not using Regal Flour, buy a sack. It never disappoints. THE GROCER. I EXCURSION RATES I VIA. Company "A," Attention. You will rueot In your armory Thursday evening, September 24, at o'clock sharp, for business meeting nnd drill. Several now applications aro to bo acted upon. From this dnto tho constitution and by-laws vi'i be strictly .enforced. H. V. HENSON, Cnpt. Com. WM. A. WOlthEY, 1st Sergt. Postoffice Changes. The following postotllces in Indian Torrltory hnvo been advanced from the fourth-clnss to tho presidential clnss, to tako effect October 1: IlrlRtow John E. Ilmlti M.lf'O McAIestor Chas, J. Umo l.i ; Itoff I.ouls 'M. Merrltt 1.100 A cordial Invitation to attend tho social at tho Central Ilaptlst church Friday afternoon and ovenlng. 22-1 Cheap Round Trip Tickets on Sale Daily, To points in Nw York, Viruinin, West Virginia, Illiuois. Iowa, Miclnt'un, WiBcousm und Minneaotn. Tickets are Limited to Oct. 31, 1903. Besides these ratto, we. have Bpecml excursions to different places at different l imescnunot ndvertise them nil. If you contemplate n trip bo nuro und see the Frisco Agent, or address 4 U. F. UUNN, 4. ulv- Agent, J, Wichita,- Kan. A thoroucb. practical Irnlntnc school, cnmplote anil up to date In evorr department, ?K.r.".S? nl.!W.?ellS? inthe eD"r.l yJS5 .D,jr IniM ttend nU-ut ehool wlthoutextra neripontn. Novaootlon. Puplla may enter at any time. Kvory pupil la placed nn hla "l"" ?r..nm3r ""iV"1 ? rapidly as M ability will permit Thorouch T training In .horteat time conalatcnt with efficiency. Uefereucca-Any bank or llualuef firm a Ualneaville. Kor catalogue addreaa, .. u.u. 0. P. SEIA'IDOE. A M I'realdent. Oalneavllie, Texaa.