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ply 1) M0tttU VDhUMIC NL rilUNBY 8UUHS.I i PhopbIBtoii. ) ARDMORE. JNI). TKK.. TUESDAY KVKNINtt, DECEMBER 22. 1JI03. SQBSCRtPTfOK. IS I TEIR NUMBER SB ,1 LET THE PEOPLE ASSIST THOSE WHO NEED IT. A Hint at the Good Work Which Rev. G. T. Black Has Been Doing. Chances Brighten for Scholas tic Purpoccs. The Letters. Tho following letters will bo found Interesting and mnko good reading nt this particular tlm when Uio school problom throughout tho Indian Terri tory lu open: Unltod States Soimto: Comr.lttco on tho University of the United Statoa. Uocombor 17. 1003. My Dear Sir: Somo monUip ago you wrote me In ro .gard to o.vIMing conditions In Indian Torrltory. I took Uio matter up w tho department of tho Interior, and have roocntly rorolvcnl from tun sec retary tho Mter Which I fend you horowlth. When you have carefully read the .secretary's letter I shall ho glad to havo you return it to mo, with such additional suggestions an 1 Information as you boo lit to givo mo. An thing further from you will recelvo my very careful consideration. Very truly yours, CHA8. I. I)NO O. T. Iliack, Iisq., Ardmoro, Ind. Tor. Department of tho Interior, Wash ington, Doc. 0, 1903. Honorable Ches tor I. Long, Unltod States Senate. Sir: On August li 1003, you roforred to tho dopartmont n communication to you from Mr. O. T. Black of Ant' more, Indian Torrltory, conconilng tho want of public schools in tho Indian Torrltory for Uio children ot whlto persona living there. It appears from his statements that tho whlto residents of tho flvo tribes In :ilrt territory can do nothing to sc rum any pystom of public schools for Uiem&clvuw; that tho superintendent of schools for Uio Indian Torrltory, appointed by tho department, has In vestigated Uio condlUons and finds that tho schools- in Incorporated towns and Uio mission and private schools of all Hinds only provldo nccommo duUon for less than 30,000 children and tho school population In at tho least estimate 130,000, Uius leaving 100,000 children of school ago unpro vided for. Reporting the matter December l'J03, tho commissioner of Indian af fairs states that Mr. Black does not oxaggcrato tho situation with refer ence to Uio lack of oducational facil ities, nor docs he overdraw tlio ovll effect to grow out of a continuance of such a condition; that with the conditions, such as exist in tho Indian Territory, which aro well known to ou, Uio domand for schools becomes imperative. Ho states that nono of Uio agricultural land of tho five tribes, Choctaw Chlcknsaw, Creek, Cherokee and Somlnolo Is now sub ject to taxation except tho small amount which has been sold by tho Creeks; Uiat as Uio Indians aro on titled, under treaty stipulations, to livo on tho lauds belonging to them and to hold Uiom In perpetuity with out obligation to soil It Is tho duty of tho government with all Its power L. P. ANDERSON, President. U. F. Fn ENSLEY, Vlce.Preildent. RSI NATIO Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankrupt Funds of Gickasaw Nation. Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds 180.000.00 Total $240,000.00 The oldest hank in Indian Territory. Aoc&uuts uf firms Rnd Indlldunli solicit' d upon the most liberal terms consisting with good banking W. S. W0LVERT0N & SON, insurance, Bonds, Real Estate AND ABSTRACTS. The Largest and Strongest Agency in the Two Territories. Managers, Ardmore Abstract Go. fiKMUHAi AnKNTS Illinwis Life Insurance Co., to protoct tho Indian In tho peacahh and unimpaired pomomIoii of their homes; that taxation of tho land of uneducated Indian would result, if their Interests wore not very cnrotully guarded, In the loss of their land, nnd that this ought not to bo possible. Realizing tho nocoeslty that Uio whlto children now growing up In tho Indian Terrieory should havo tho saino opiKrtuultIos for education a tho children of oUkt partH of the country, ho concludes that the solution of tho matter must be looitod for from congrosa. In this tho dopartmout concurs. Tho communication from Mr. Black Is horowlth returned, Respectfully, . E. A. HITCHCOCK, Sec. NEW FRISCO LINE. The Arkansas and Choctaw Will Bo Turned Over About Jan. 1. Intrant, I. T.. Dec. 21. X throngs freight huRinoee N now being conduct oil over the newly laid railway line of tho Arkansas & Choctaw (Frisco) between IIopo and Ashdown, Ark., and on west. Tho road runs through a vnluablo Umber country and tho haul ing of lumber Is now tho greatest source of InmlnoKK. This nloco of road is still In tho hand of Choctaw Con structlon company and will not be re ceived by tho l'risco until Jan. 1, when, It is believed, a now passenger schedule of fast trains will bo inan fiuratcd over tho ontlro lino. The Frls co Is now negotiating for tho Louisiana and Arkansas, extending from Hopo tc points in Ixnitsinnn, and It is not Improbable Uiat shortly aft Jan. a Ui rough lino will bo established be tween Alexandria and Ardmoro and to Denlson and Shcrtrnn via th Mr-ad Matter cut-off. THE FEVER IS UNABATED. Epidemic of Typhoid at Butler, Pa., In vestigated by Export. N'mv Vorl; TVv 51. Dr. flnorire A Sopor, sanitary expert engaged In Uio Knglnecrlng News to Investigate tho typhoid epidemic In IluUor, Pa., and Its cauSrC.'i, -will report in tomorrow's lstfuc of Uie publication that tho epi demic hns by no means attained Us culmination, !0 per cent of th.-1 easo not having reached th clitics! t'asc. ""Vie epidemic, which ho regards as the most sivoro ono of tynhoM of re cent record, Is attributed to' a supen f.ou of mechanical filtration of Hir -ity water supply. Tho re-or ns that the water for the town Is obtained from surface sources and Is usually treated by mechanical nitration, but that during change In Uie waterworks plant unllltored wator from Couoiuon-' sing creek wns supplied fron. Oct. :.0 to ov. 2, tho opldomic starting Nov. f. In throe weeks there won1 l,0ud cnFoH. and up to Dec. It 1,2 ' casei pnd fl deaths had been reported. The War Cry. Tho Salvation Army War Cry this vcok In an cxcollout edition. Accom lanylngl t Is a beautiful HUiogrnpii n colore of Mrs. Booth Tucker, whose xul (JeaUi In a railroad accident shock id tho entlro country. This picture vorth 25 cents, will bo given gratult msly to every buyer of tho War Cry. rho Ardmoro contingent Is In tho Told for tho prlzo competition and ro liieatthata llboral Biipport bo extend :d Uiom. It's only 5 cents and they mly nsk for ono thouBand buyers. Will you tako a fow copies? C. L. ANDERSON Cashier. fifl! BAIN K i BUILDING IN CONNECTION WITH ! NORTH TEXAS COLLEGE Burns and the President's Home 13 Also Consumed Total Lois Will Approximate $35,000, With Little Insurance. Sherman, Tox., Dec 21. The dor-1 niltory building nt North Texas Col-; lege, known as Annie Nugent hall. Is In ruins. Fire wns discovered In thoihu soys was tho most difficult feature roof about" 10:35 o'clock Inst night nnd despite Uio oxcellent work ot the fire men Uie building with all its contents, valued at $35,000 burnod to the grcund. Wry fortunate thete wore no young ladlos in tho building, all having gone homo for tho holidays, but many left clothing and other property lu their rooms, no dcfliilto estimate of the valuo of which can lw gotton. Ths buirdlng was tho personal prop erly of Mrs. Lucy Kldd Key, and s4ie stated that the Insurance carried would not cover more than a Uilrd of her loss. A strong souUi wind blew great bundle of burning tapestry and blaz ing brands for blocks, and thoro wero a d- mi or more threatening grass fires. Shortly after midnight the prosl dent'H homo building on tho college groimdn caught flro and Is now a -total loss, making nn additional loss to tho other buildings of $10,000 to ?12, 000. Itov. J. M. llinklcy, financial agout for Uio college, which Is the property of tho MeUiodlst Kplscopnl churdi (SouUi) jitatcd this morning Uiat the church would rebuild all of Uie church ( Property burned Tho main college building, tho BHbs hall, Paradise hall and Mary Nnh hall and oUier dormitories wore not In jured. J... I - .Hi" , ITS A STORY ON FLYNN. Shows How He Was Admitted to th: Supreme Bar. Special to the Ardmorolte. Washington. Dee. 21. Since ox Dologato Flynn has eommmiced the practlco of law In Oklahoma ho pro poses to render hlmeelf eligible to practice lu any court in the country. Although Flynn was in congress five terms he uover was admitted to prac tlco boforo the supreme court of the Unltod States. Since he has become solicitor for tho Frisco system in Okla homa and Indian Territories, he Ima found It necessary to secure ndml sion to tho supremo court. The oUier day the ox-dolegate came to Washington nrnu'd with a voluml ncus brief which ho doslroil to file In Uio supreme court In a case now pend Ing for tho firm of Flynn & Al:ne: When ho presented his brief lie v. a- Informed Uiat they could not accept it as ho had never been admitted to the bar. "Great Lord," said riynn, had bettor got admittod Inimodiatolj Thereuion ho Jumped into a car and rodo post hasto to the law office t" rs "Elastic" R. A. ARDMORU, Ardmore Capital Stock and Additional Liability. : : : : : $200,000.00 Largest of any Bank lit the Chickasaw Nation, We accept small and large accounts and conduct General Banking Business for you. DIRECTORS. G. R, Smith, I'tesideut. 0. M. Oampukll, Vioo'Pn-H. Lee Chuck, Cnahier. Q. W. Young, Stoekuian J.C. THOMf80r. Attf rnov, Hrlllon & Cray ami thfro found Mr. Brown, a member of the firm. Ho ex plained to Urown what he desired and Uio two called a cnb hastily nnd spc-1 away to the capital. Flynn was duly admitted on motion of Mr. Drown. As Uio clerk was Issuing the certificate of admission to somo half dozen mem bers who were sworn In simultaneous ly, Mr. Flynn observed that there was ono other representative of the IStiior ,ald Islo In Uio crowd. His nnmo wns Patrick O'Day. Stepping up U him Flynn said: "Sir, your nnmo Is Pat rick O'Day, mine Is Dennis Flynn. I merely wanted to Inform you that thoro aro oUier members of that nn- Uonslity who intend to practice bo- foro Uils court." O'Day smiled. Flynn coughed up his ten dollar note, which cf tho admission, nnd securing his certificate, dt-ihuU '. .sltlt a broad smile uK)ii his face. Just down tho corridor a Uttlo ways he met your correspondent who made inquiry with reference to current eronta. "I have Just buen admitted to tho. supreme court," said Flynn, "and Uio process of having somolx-dy vouch for you reminds mo of a story. "IXwn in my country years ago, Uioro was a follow who desired to socuro admission to the Masonic or der. It was In a Populist community and they had but HUlo uso for a stu dent of Ulackstone.. They Informed him that his momhership In the legal fraternity wan an absolute bar to his admission In a Masonic order. "Why." wild he, "that oughtn't to bar men like me. for 1 ain't much of a lawyer." Flynn humorously remarked thai they oughtn't to havo called for In dorsenicnt for him, for ho wasn't much of a lawyer. ! NEWS OVER THE 'PHONE. 4- ! Graham. .ft II. Fowler left Uils morning for Noyonh, Texan, to spend Christmas. ' ,Dr. Irby nnd wife of Elk arc visiting hero today. j3(lie gin will piolably wind up tho cotton crop today. Fox. W. M. Klrkpatrick loft last night for Ardmore, M. T. Plerco and Dick Hcliooloy wont te Ardmoro yesterday. T. H. Carpenter from Alma is hero to niKNid Christnuis. .1. W. ItngMlnlo Is moving back to the country. Milo. Misses Belle and Willie .lotiusou, who have boon alttmillng the Bloom Meld acodemy. aro at homo to spend Uio holidays. Miss Ullio Konip is Intro from Cad do visiting the family of .1. W. John son. H. C. Furpia ami W. I". Bishop went to Ardmoro today. Doing Hard Work. Through tho efforts of Hov. 11. F. Knight of Uraham Uio town of Mllo has awakened from its long sloop. Tho good peoplo there havo determined to build a school houso and diurch. Al ready a goodly sum has been sub- - .rllied and we feel sure that the good worK oi uro. inigui. win soon near rich fruit. For X'mi lort your boy with a fow ocUont, Dookcasc JONES. 1NU. TOR It. A. Jonf.h, Wholesale and Kota Furniture. Bam Noiile, Wliolesals Uurdwnru, J. K. Pknnington, " Grocer. H. V. Hanioi.. MerchAnt. Book THE WORK OUR CITY FATHERS DID YESTERDAY. A World of Words Permeate Through out With But Little Decisive Ac tion Ordinances Pass for Further Consideration. Tho city council mot in regular ces sion yesterday afternoon. The finance ooiiMiilttee reported fa vorably on the following accounts ami they were nllowed: Stevens, Kontmrly ft Spraghm . . $280 BO Daily Ardmorelto II 45 K. A. Jones 11 25 OulnesvlMe Iron Works 8 00 V It. Stevens ; I 00 S S. Curr, service r0 00 Ud Stonirt 10 00 T. N. Coleman U 02 Brown & Dridgninu 12 10 T. B. (Mthey I fid 1.01 Cnthey 7 50 D. N. Ferguson, cross-walks.. 1U 20 T. N. Coleman 5 30 Aylmer Mooro rU 00 A commiinlcatloii was read from W O. Ilawles asking the city to reim liurse him wlUi $100 damages by run nlng a water pipo through his proper ty, claiming thnt his agont, Mr. Bed Hold, had no authority to glvo permis sion for (TTo running of the wator pipe through Uio property. Alderman Fra ley made a motion thnt Uio account bo denlwl, which motion was carried by a vote of the council. Alderman Fraley had considerable to Kiy alMiut street crossings In tho Kecond ward. Ho contended for and demanded Uiat viaduct crossings bo put over tho rallroodB at the inu-i Uon of Fourth nnd FifUi avenues, north west, and grade crossings at Ninth, Tenth and Klevonth avenues, and that Broadway bo opened through or acros tho railroad. Mr. Fraley said, too, Uiat each ward ought to tako caro of hoi4 own stroots, and because tho city had made a fail ure in thnt direction onco wns no rea son why It could not bo done. Being chairman of tho street nnd al loy commlUeo Mr. Fraloy spoke of many Improvements that should bo done and gave his opinion as to how the mini) should bo done. Tho street sprinkler business was rakou up ami discussed, it wns ascertained that Santa Fe wator wait still being used. Some or the aldor men did not. know how to tnko that, thlnkiUK thnt tho street sprinkler man should liny his water from tho city. Alderman Byrne, chairman of tho waterworks committee, statod that ho was unable to sell him water becnuso the street sprinkler wanted Uio water for nothing becnuso ho sprinkled Uio street crossings. The mayor Uion took up the new or dimmcoH and read them. The ordinanco for Uio removal ot condemned buildings or any nutdanco, was passed and put Into effect by tho council suspending tho rules nnd pass ing IL Tho ordinance requiring the city to tako her own script in payment of tax oo, etc., passed to Its third reading. Tho ordinanco establishing Uio J. A. BIVENS, Pretldont. H. PALMER, Ctthlir. Capital Surplus Funds AccutinUof firms and Indltlduals Accorded Ibatross Flour. ALL GROCERS SELL IT. WHITEMAN BROS., WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS, Kranon, an well aa Uio one in rofcrenco tos troet iiUllrs, iwsikmI to tholr thord roarilng. An ontlroly now onllimnco was In troduced tnakinn It a nnlnanco for any ono to narndo the treet with a falso face, or to droas up In any unsightly manner for (ho purnono of lulvortlslus or any othor iunoio, ami that Uio wiiio rtlmll ho ininlshnhlo by a flno of from $1 to $10. Aldornmn Wlilttlngton brought up tho iKiwllriK alley ninttor ngnln. Tho eaiitalu said It tho city required an occupation tax on each bowling alloy that ho saw no ronton why thoy did not colloct for throo hero, for, If ho could count thoro woro tlnoo of Uiom. The ninttor wns referred to tho city at tornoy. IiutiniM-4i tta V. It. Dumltt, Uio bill lioDtor. aU(il that IiIr llconito bo raised from $5 to ISfi tho council saw no roa son why Urn uno trtiould not bo dono. Ono aldornmn sjioko of tho Bmall li ceiiBo lmi)osd iiX)n tho telephone company. Dr. S. S. Cnrr, president ot tbo lcrd of hoalth, wi nskod to stain wlint ho luio-.s' of Uio Julius Kahn clonot-c'tstorn nulKanco in tho Third ward, and wild thnt ho know nothing positively, but. it was his opinion Uiat a thorouEh InvosUgntlon should ho mado, and if IL was as had lcen al leged tho same should be abated at once. Aldormau Kraloy siKiko of tho num fixniH old dry closctn bolng used nlonc tho sower main and thought an ordin anco Khould bo passod compolllng Uio peoplo to connect with, tho sower. Tho Carnegie library was brought up and Alderman Wilmington said ho had between $200 and $300 subHcrilMM to buy Uie lot nnd that ho hoped to so on ro mom Tho maycr thought bomothtnx should bo dono about It durlagMr. Car- iioglo'M HfcUmo, for If ho woro to dlo his holro mlglit wiUidmw tho propoBt tlon and wo would havo no library. Tho taxes of $4.20 on Horry Burton'a plaoo wan remltteil, or rntlior tho as sessor and collector was Instructor i not collect It, an tho owner was an oM negro and not ablo to pay. A motion wn mado to adjourn but at thin Juncture Alderman Mullen canio in and asked tho council for a mlnuto's time, during which ho intro duced an ordinanco to ropenl Uio Sun day basoball ordinance. It vao paiw- h! to Its next reading. Tli council Uien ndjournod. New Suits Filed. In tho clorlc'a office today sovoral uowftuItK woro filed. I N. Olonn vs. Guaninteo Loan ami Hanking company, attachment. This l an apponlod case from Mayor DlcU'a cctirt In which a Jury rendered a vc-r-diet In favor of Uio plaintiff on Aug ust 11, this year. Weeks llros. vs. II. M. Wheeler and O. W. UonthuBon, rcplovln suit, Tho plaintiff got a verdict In Uils 8Ult bo foro J ml go Hobnott on July 1, 1003, and tho dofendnnts now seek Justice as might Imi meted out by tho district court. II. K. Foster, rocelver of tho Bank of tho Chlcknsaw Nation, brought suit against Smith, Chapman & Co ot Tlfihomliigo for ? 101. 12, bolng Uio amount overdrawn by tho defendants from tho Hank of tho Chickasaw Na tion. Subscribe for Uio Ardmorolte. DON LACY, Vlce-Preildent W. A. WOLVERTON, Ast. CaoMe. $100,000.00 30,000.00 Bollclted. nil alike, Conrteuut treatnieat