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mat tilt i-ionj $( n VOLUME X. f HIDNKY Ht'tlOB, ( I'anrntKTijR. ARDMOHE. INI). TER.. TIIl'RSDAY KYKXING. (KTOHKK 21). HI08. SDBSGRIPIIOH. 55 A TEAR. NUMBER 805 ICfill ill AS SET FORTH BY SYNOD OF IN DIAN TERRITORY. School Population Estimated at 100,000 Immigration Stimulated by the Dissolution of Tribal Relations A Resolution. Tho Presbyterian synod of the In dian Territory In recent session at South McAloster passed a brief reso lution praying for tho establishment of schools In tho Turrltory, anil pre ceding tho resolution tho following statement of facts are made: "Tho condition oxlstlng In tho In dian Territory aro altogether unprec edented. The flvo civilized tribes have owned and controlled this region for about two-thirds of a contury, and liavo built up govornmonts of thoir own there. It lias boon thoir policy to allow white people and non-Indians to rent their lands and to ongago In business among them upon payment of a licenso fee. This policy has been pormlttod by tho federal government and under It tho non-Indian popu lation has Increased so rapidly that in l'.lOO It was 83 per cent of the whole. Slnco 1900 tho fact that arrangements were mado by which tho Indian tri bal governments aro to be extinguish ed In 190C has stimulated Immigration so that tho increase of non-Indians has been far more rapid than In pre vious years, and 'he most moderate Cbtimato would put the population In this Torrltory now at one-half million, of which not 15 per cent are Indians. For tho non-Indians thoro has been iio government whatever until four years ago, when It was mado possible for towns to Incorporate and estab lish municipal government; for the overwhelming majority of tho popu lation thoro Is still absolutely no method by which thoy can really car ry on tho organized business of self government. Thoy enn do nothing to secure any system or public schools for thcmsolvos. Tho Indian tribes liavo their own systoms of schools which aro now operated undor super visors appointed by the intorlor de partment. Tho superintendent of thoso schools has carefully Invostlgnt ee conditions and finds that the In dian schools, tho schools In incorporat ed towns and tho mission and prl vato schools of all kind, only provide school accommodations for less than 30,ono children. Tho school popula tion Is, at the lowest estimate, 100,000, thus 70,000 children of sclwol age are altogether unprovldod for. The ef fect of tills can not but bo disastrous. It Is naturally keeping away from this Torrltory tho class or Immigrants who would do most to dovolop it ii tho right direction; It Is making It in evitable that as tho Indians assume tho duties and responsibilities of cit izenship they shall do so surrounded h tho most Ignorant and dograded class of white people and negroes. It is surely the greatest harm that could bo done to allow such conditions to continue, and It Is a most unsafo way to bo laying tho foundations for tho stato government which must, exist here at no distant any. Tho plea of the non-Indian peoplo of tho Indian Territory Is, that they should havo L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vice-President. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmorc, indiun Territory. Qss.gnated Depository tor Bankruptcy Funds m Clilokasaw Nation. Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds 165,000.00 Total $225,000.00 The oldest bank In Indian Territory. solicited upon tlio most lilioral terms consistent with good bunking. ARDM0RE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated.) Abstracts of all kinds accurately made. Records thoroughly searched, and nny kind of informa tion furnished on short notice and small fee. W. S, WOLVERTON & SON, Mgr's. ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE, tho power put lulo their hands to crc fto for themselves a system of public schools, and If the complications aris ing from tho extinguishing of the Ia dinn tribal governments make It Im practical to glvo them this power at once, thoy plead for some system of schools to bo supplied them until such tlnio as thoy may bo enabled to make their own arrangomont for It. When It Is realised that with our one-half million peoplo wo not only have no stato or territorial Institutions, such as unlvorsltlos, normal schools, etc., but have not ovon tho iower to cro oto public schools In the rural dis tricts, the urgency of our need can bo appreciated." BIDDERS PAY HIGH PRICE. Strip Appraised at $12,000 Sold for $37,950. Washington, Oct. 28. Under the re cent act of congress permitting tho sale of allotted Indian Inuds after tho death of thoir owners, and by tho in terior department's new ruling by which such lands may bo sold under settled bids, a strip of thirty-two and one-half acres in Southern Oklahoma, appraised at $12,000, has netted Its hidlnn owner $37,930. Tho deed of salo Is now pending at tho Intorlor de partment and will bo signed tomorrow. l'ho llttlo strip was allotted to nn In- d'nn undor tho regular land grant law and after his death It was put up for sale. Tho dopartmont formerly es tablished a ruling toy. which lands should bo appraised by tho govern ment omployo and sold at tho value he set upon them. Within the past few months, however, this method of salo was changed so that the owner might ndvertlso for sealed bids, and could sell his Inherited strip for what It would bring, provided tho offer was equal to tho government's appraise ment. Tho Oklahoma strip was put under this arrangement, and, although tho government's appraisement was only $12,000, the bids, eight In number, when opened, showed offers ranging irom $17,050 to $37,950. Tho deed of sale to tho highest bidder' Is tho one now pending action by tho secretary of the Intorlor. ' Judge Reagan's Illness. Palostlne, Tox., Oct. 28. Tho slight Illness of Judge John II. Hcagau nt his home hero will be greatly regretted by tho entire stato. Judge ftcagan Is In very feeble health anil at present Is confined to his bed. His daughter, Mrs. Mobley, stated this morning that hor father was troubled with slight fainting attacks and that his physi cians were very careful of his health He was. allowed to sit up some today but tho great old man Is vory feeble and wonk. His strong will and cnor gy, however, causo him to grow rest less In (he bed and tho nurse havo a hard time In making him take the proper care of himself. Tho illnoss is net considered serious at present nnd his physicians say there is no sorlous danger and that ho will bo entirely, woll in a few days. Newspaper Man Promoted. Myron Boyle, for tho past threo years tho territorial correspondent of tho Wichita Kagle, severed his con nection with that paper today and on November 2 will leavo with Dele gate and Mrs. S. H. McOuiro for Washington, 1). C, whero ho will bo Mr. McOulro's prlvato secretary dur ing the coming session of congress. Guthrlo leader. C. U. ANDERSON, Cashier. Accounts of firms and Individuals 8 REAL ESTATE and BONDS GETS HIS NAME IN THE PAPERS AGAIN. Report States That Secretary Hitch cock May Lose His Head Would Not Purge His Own Department But Waited for President. Washington. Oct. 2S. It now seems probable that the Dawes commission will bo abolished. Idnough facts have developed to put the entlro commis sion In a very bud light, and If the I prosldent doos not act on the recom mendations of his special commission er, Cliarlcs J. Ilonaparto, It Is quite certain that a congressional commit tee would bring about the same re sult. The same policy will result In tho removal or transfer of Indian In spector Wright, Indian Agent Sehocn felt nnd an entire reorganisation of the management of tho torrltory. Mr. Ilonaparto has talked with Chairman lllxby of tho Dawos commis sion, and has prosecuted his Inquiries In other ways in Washington, and he expects to complete tho Inquiry by a visit to tho torrltory. Meantime Soc retarj Hitchcock has done somo In vestigating on his own account nnd has discovered somo things which It would have been bettor had ho known them before. Among other things ho duds that tho Indian agent himself, Mr. Schooufclt, Is a stockholder In the samo company as Chlarman IJIxby, namely, tho Canadian Valley. At tho tlmo tho company was organized It was part of tho agent's duties to pass on tho valuo of tho lands which tho Indians wore to sell, nnd which It was proposed tho trust company was to buy. The Indian Torrltory scandal is likely to cost Secretary Hitchcock his place in tho cabinet. Whatover abus es have grown up liavo developed dur ing Mr. Hitchcock's administration and In consequence of a lax super vision. The Indian Inspector, who Is tho secretary's personal representa tive on tho ground, is as deep In tho mire as the agent or any of tho Dawos commission. Instead of t reporting facts to the secretary, ho permitted members of his ofllco forco to specu late In town site lots which It was his duty to plat and appraise. Hither the Siecretnry of tho Interior has beon woo- fully Ignorant of goings-on in tho In dian Torrltory or ho has beon culpa bly uogllgont. Hut what will reflect more dnmng- iugly on Secretary Hitchcock Is the fact that the Inquiry had to come from the president. Tho Intorlor depart ment never hns taken nny slop to purge itself of the accusations which have boon brought. As soon as tho chargo of crookedness was brought against postal oillclals an official of tho postcifheo department was desig' anted to proho to the botlom. So ns soon as Hrosius charged that tho agonts of tho department of Justlco had beon grafting, three special in s;,cctors wero hurried to tho scend nnd a thorough Investigation mndo, which Get the habit of buviner You pay a little more time and never has to be repaired. If you buy cheap, shoddy Furniture it soon gets rustylooking and loose and has to be repaired The amount paid out for repairs, if added to thefirstcost of cheap price of Furniture would buy a nice piece that would last much longer and look nice and stylish as long as it last. R. A. JONES. Ardmore Nation ARDJHORU, INI), TER 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. G. It. Smith, President. 0. M. Campbell, Vioo-Prea. Lek Chuck, Cashier. Q. W. Younq", Stockman J.C. Thompson, Attcrner, n Milted in a iiiiiiiIm'i- of (Uncharges and arrestn Itn; all this linn- tho mu lctary of tli.' interior c-outliiued to lg i.ore charge h and rumors, and all his oillclals and agents were permitted to continue in olllre mid to take nny steps whic h they might deslro to cov er up questionable (ran met tan ft. Noth ing was done until President Ilooso voit appointed Mr. Itonnpnrte of llalll-more. HARVEY IN WASHINGTON. Suporl'itendont of Pawnee Nation Looking Into Charges. Washington, Oct. 2S. fSeorge I. Ilnrvoy, suHriiitondeiit of tho l'nw neo reservation In Oklnhonin, arrived bore, this morning to see the oillclals ol tho Interior department In connec tion with the charge made nun Inst him Inst summer by S. M. Hrosius of tho Indian Hlghis association. These charges worn mado about the time that llrosius mndo charges against tho Dawes commission. Among the charges made were that Harvoy had withheld the loase money to which tho ludlans wore entitled, ir regularities in regard to tho leasing of lands, that he favored a national bank In which he was a stockholder and that ln had severely hoaton an Indian girl. Commissioner .Ioiioh sent Special Agent McNlchoIs to the I'nwnco reser vation to investigate the chargos, ami nt tho'iTistanco of tho department Hro sius ncconipniiied him lo produco tos tostlmony in support of tho chargos. About a month ago McNlchoIs mndo his report and vindicated Harvey so far as thirteen charges were concern ed, but found that ho did own stock lr- tho national bank In question nnd that he hud Indicted severe punish ment upon an Indian girl. Tie strap which was said to havo been used on the girl was mibmiltoa ns an exhibit of tho report. No notion hns been taken ns yet, but it is said that Harvey's successor will bo ap polutod within a few days. Mr. Harvey Is exceedingly wrought up at tho situation and denied all the charges to the secretary of tho Interior. Ho Informed tho secretary that If removed he would appeal to tho president for reinstatement. He also says ho will bring an action for crlnif unl llbol against Droslus nnd tho In d'nn Rights association. MORE EXCURSIONISTS. tllg Party of Real Estate Men From the North. Chlekasha. Oct. 28. A party of twenty-four real estate agents, tho largest operators of their kind In Mln- neaMllB, Minn., mid the states of North and South Dakota, Mlnnosota Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana passed through Chlekasha this morn lng en route from their homes In tho above named states to points In tho "new country." Thoy wore a jolly lot o' fellows, up to date, buslness-llko and seemingly Intent upon finding out all thoy could nbout this country, lis opportunities, prospects, people, etc., and what the prospects wore for mak ing money. Tho Choctaw legislature's now tax 01 20 cents n head on cattle will bring Sir.o.noo a year Into tho tribal trens ii ry. substantial Furniture. for it but it lasts a life K. A. Jonkb, Wholesale and Retail Furniture. Sam Noble, Wholesale Hardware, J. R. Pennington, " Qrocor. R. W. Hanpol. Merchant. Bank, COLOR LINE DRAWN. An Order Issued by Pullman Palace Company. XmnIivIIIc. Tenn., Oct. 2S An order I ns been Issued by tho l'ullnian Pal ace Car to., tho Nashville, Chattanoo- rb & St. I-ouls railway and tho I.OU Isvllle nnd Nashville railway prohib iting negroes from riding in tho snma sleeKr nnd from using tho sumo din ing enrs with white peoplo In Tonnes see. (low l'rnsler was tho one to glvo life to this movement. On September 20 (low IYiisler was returning from Clmttnuooffu on a sleeper on the Nash ville. Chattanooga & St. Units rail way. On board tlfe car wero live no green. They monopolized the porter's time and otherwise mado themselvou obnoxious to white persons, follow ing this experience (lev. Frailer ad dressed the railroad commission citing ii and pointing out the law Hint pro hibits negroes from riding In tho coach with whlto peoplo. Ho request cd that commission to take tho matter up. As a result W. I (J mulberry, at torney for tho Pullman company, this j morning announced to the commission i tl at orders had boon or would be Im mediately issued rescinding the right or negroes to rido In tho sleepers with whlto persons or tho same dining csrs. A meeting nns been called In Chicago of Southern agents of the Pullmnu company. It Is understood that this is to discuss tno matter started hero by (Jov. Prazlor. Thoro l.i every probability that tho meeting will result In a general order by the Pullman company keeping the nogroes out of the sleeprs occupied by whlto persons. Shot in ihe Head. W. O. llurroiigh, an Iron Mountain hrakeinan, Is In Jail horn for shooting John Slmmnos, nged JO. in the head, producing a daugorous wound. Sim mons anil somo other boys wero "rock ing" tho train Saturday night ns it wont through Sageonh, and tho brako man being hit, rotallnled with a pis tol. Vlnlta Chieftain. Concert and ball Friday night. .loubcrt: Chance generally favors he prudent. Tho Wilson hot blast coal stove, no other cpilto so good. For salo only by Noblo Uros. 27 Farm and Ranch lo Rent. Four nnd ono-hnlf sections of pas ture land, 250 acres of farm laud, plenty of wntor. Improvements con sist of fencing, barns, two tenant houses and cno 10-room dwelling costing ?5,000. Will rent for ono, two or three yonrs. Price $1.50 per acre for farm land. Pasture to bo ngrced on. BUSINESS PROPERTY. Wo havo listed with us threo deslr able brick business houses, woll lo cated, on Main street. Thoy aro list ed nt rcasonablo figures nnd If you nro lcoklng for a good Investment bo sure and investigate this. TO RENT. Two-room dwellings $3.G0 to $5.00. Three-room dwolltag $C50, (iood framo cottago (new) $12.50. Tho Rodfield Agency, Real Cstnte, Rents, Loans. Phone I2i. ARDflORE, I. T J. A. BIVENS, President. H. H. PALMER, Cashier. T U2E3rlC3FVC. "T. Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Account of arms and lndlyiduals solicited Courteous treatment Accorded nil alike. Albatross Flour, ALL GROCERS SELL IT. WH1TEMAN BROS., . "WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS, a COMMITTED YESTERDAY EVEN ING NEAR FORT WORTH. A Farmer's Team Carries His Bullet Ridden Body Home to His Fam ily Negro Did the Shooting and Took His Money. Port Worth, Tox., Nov. 20. OhnrloH Swaektiaininor, 29 years of age, a farmer, was killed yesterday ovcnlng. He leaves a wife and four small chil dren. He was a man of peaceful man ners nnd unostentatious ways. Hufus Martin, a mulatto, who wns employed by Swaekhnmmer as n cotton picker, Is under nrrest, and Sheriff Honea swore to a chargo of murder ngalnst him. At 7 p. in. yosterdiv the wagon bo h nglng to Mr. Swackhamnier, stopped at the home of tho deceased, and tho dead body of Swackhammer was In the bottom of tho wagon. Ho had threo holes In his chest nnd had been shot In tho front. Ho had sold a halo of cotton yesterday at Arlington, re ceiving alwut $10 for It, yet only $5 was found In his pockets. Sheriff Honca wns at onco notified. He went to tho homo of tho deceased There wnK not tlio slightest vcstlga of a clew. Shod ft Honea proceeded on tho read along which tho deceased had traveled, hoping that ho would see somo one who hnd soon Mr. Swackhainmer driving home. Whon he got to Cobb's store ho nseortnlned that Swackhammer had hoea nt tho store during the afternoon, and had there mot a nogro named Martin, who had been picking cotton for Swack hammer, nnd had paid him 55 cents, tho balance duo him. Whon Swaek hnmmer drove off tho negro Martin was la' tho wagon with him. Sheriff Honea at onco telephoned tho police department to look out for Martin. In tho meantime about six of Sheriff Honea' 8 deputies wore scouring tho country In tho vicinity of tho farm for Martin. Shortly nftor 1 o'clock this morning Olllcor Snow nnd Deputy Shorltf Prltchard located tho nogro In Perry Dobbin's restaurant. They at onco plnced him undor arrest. Whon bo was taken to the station and searched the olllccrs found on him $23.15 Ho had Just purchased a now flaring red shirt and somo socks nnd under clothes. He had with him a Colt's pistol nnd a now hostlor, togothor with a belt full of cartridges. Of tho cart ridges Uiat wore In tho pistol four wore now and two wore rusty looking. Two dice and somo papors wero also found on tho nogro. Mrs. Richards Dead. Washington, Oct. 28. Mrs. Harriet lllchards, stato rogent for Wyoming of tho Daughters of the American Hoy olutlon, and wife ..f the commissioner of tho general land ofllco, died hero to day of heart troublo. She was 49 years old and left threo daughters. Tho burial will bo at Choyonno, Wyo. Sho was a descendant of that branch ol tho Hunt family who served as mlnutcment at Ix;xlngton and asslstod It tho building of Concord, Mass. DON LACY, Vlce-Presldsnt W. A. WOUVERTON, Ant CosXUr (er I -Oi.