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mm VOLUME X L. JHIDNEY SUOOB. I I I'ltOrXIKTOIi. I ARDMORE. IND. TEH.. TllfHSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24. 1903. SOBSGRIPIIOH, S5H TEAR. NUMBER 40 THE PERPLEXING PROBLEM THE STATUS OF SOME CITIZENS IN INDIAN TERRITORY. The Argument In the Matter The Commission Will Give Hearing on Jurisdiction to Enroll Citizens Admitted In 1096. Indian Torrltory has put many per plexing questions to ho answered, and one (if thorn Is the status of citizens i: the Choctaw and Chickasaw na tions, who were given judgments by the federal courts of the Southern and Central districts. It was alleged, nftor many citlzons wero refused enrollment by the Dawes commission, that such citizens had been deprived of tholr rights. Hun dreds of cases were filed In the courts at South McAloster and Ard- nioro to compel the commission to enroll these rejected appllcnuts, and the' Indians made no defense and the applicants were admitted to citizen ship by the federal courts. Upon tho hundreds of cases passed on, Ihoro voro other hundreds of cases de pending, and by tho decroo of tho courts somo two thousand people wore adjudged entitled to enrollment as Chickasaw and Choctaw citizens. In 1901 tho Choctaw and Chickasaw citi zenship court was created by act of congress, ratifying tho supplemental treaty with tho ChocUiws and Chlck asaws. which provided that all "court citizens" should again filo suit, this tlmo In tho citizenship court, and de termine whether or not tho judgment of the Federal courts should stand as rendered. .Many cases wero filed, but man? who wero admitted by the federal courts refused to file. Now, the Dawes commission wishes 10 know where these citizens stand In the eyes of the law. Tho Chickasaw and Choctaw attorneys -allege that these people, having permitted tho time to olapso In which they could lilo their claims, are forever barred from citi zenship, as the decision In one caso by tho cltizonship court, knocking out all claims to citizenship, lias had tho Uurh Judgments vacated and held to lie null and void by the decree of the Choctaw" and Chlckannw citizen ship court of Dec. 1". 1902. anil such porsoiiB not having appealed or had certified to tho Choctaw and Chicka saw citizenship court their cases for a trial do novo, It I contended by the attorneys for the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations that by tho nulll llcntlon of tho Judgments of tho Unit ed States courts by the decree of tho Choctaw and Chickasaw citizenship court of Doc. 17, MO!!, the rights of such persons to eltlstenship in tho Choctaw nnd Chlckasuw nations un der tho decisions of the commission became extinguished. Respectfully. "TAMS IIIXHY, Chairman." CHANEY A FREE MAN. Man Convicted at Wagoner Ten Years Ago Has Returned. Vinlta. 1. T.. Dec. 23. Alfred II. Chancy, who njsldwl nt Wagoner. I T., somo ten or twelve years ago, has returned to Wagoner a free man. Chancy was1 convicted in .ludgo Par ker's court In Fort Smith Ark., in 1S9.1, nnd sent to tho penitentiary to servo a twenty-four year sontonco on a charge of robbery of a Missouri, Kansas nnd Texas train nt Pryor Creek, I. T. Chancy was first sent to prison In Now York-, but afterward transferred to Atlanta, fia., where President Roosevelt pardoned him. KREBS POSTOFFICE ROBBED. Tho .ate was blown opeu in the effect of adversely disposing of all panic- u.y April 2!) of last year, but other cases depending upon like proof. Tho following latter from Chairman Tarns Hlxby of the Dawes commission shows tho status of tltese cases now, and tho steps that will bo taken for their settlement: , To Attorneys: You aro hereby ad vised that on Monday, Jan. 11. 190 1, at 9 o'clock a. m., at the offlco oi the commission to tho llvo civilized tribes nt Muskogee, I. T., oral argumont will bo heard by tho commission on tho question yf Its Jurisdiction to now enroll as citizens of tho Choctaw nnd Chickasaw nations tlioso persons ad mitted to citizenship in these two nations by tho commission under tho provisions of the act of congress ap proved Juno 10, 189(1, and wiiore n. appeal was taken from such decis ions to the United States courts for the Southern and Central districts in Indian Territory. ' "These decisions of tho commission being subsequently alllrmed by Judg ments oi the lnlted States courts and Four Hundred Dollars' Worth of Stamps Taken From Safe. South McAlcstcr, I. T., Dec. 23. Tho postofllce at Krobs was entered at 2 o'clock this morning through a rear window and the safe door was blown off with four charges of nitroglycerin und $100 worth of stamps of various denominations tnken. Tho steel vault In which pohtolllco funds are stored resisted tho efforts of tho burglars who were evidently amateurs. A largo stack of registered mall was left undlsturbc 1, but a drawer contain ing private papers belonging to Post mistress Rena Wlnotto was taken. There wero three men, and they made no -effort to deaden tho sound of the explosion or take other pre cautions. Two milliners a few feet away lav trembling In their beds for an hour whllo tho trio woro nt work. A Heavenly Proclamation the LurglHrs wore scared away be fore they got anything. 'TWAS TURKISH TAFFY The Trouble Is Now All Off and Con sul Davis Satisfied, Mexaii'i-etta, Syria, Dec, 211. Attn rlan. n-Uuallzcd American citi zen, wh'ic i nest by the Turkish au thorities caused United States Davis to lonvo Aloxandretta, has been de pot tod. Tho governor of Alexaudrettn today made an olllclal call upon United States Consul Davis and formally apol ogized for tho Indignities suffered by (ho consul. Admiral Cotton left here tonight on the United St.ites ciuslor San Francisco for Beirut. Fresh flsh and oysters daily deliv ered to any part of tho city. City Fish Market, 200 West Main. 17-1 m Everything you need for tho holi days at Kami's. 20-fi BANK, L. P. ANDERSON, D. F. FRENSLEY, C. L. ANDERSON President. Vice-President. C;hler. FIRST NATIONAL Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository Bankrupt Funds of Gickasaw Nation. Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds . . 180.000.00 Total $240,000.00 Tho oldeBt bank in Indian Torrltory. Accounts of firms and indi Idualt sollciw il upon tho most liberal terms consisting with good banking. W. S; WOLVERTON & SON, Insurance, Bonds, Real Estates AND ABSTRACTS. The LarRest and Stroncest ARency In the Two Territories. Managers, Ardmore Abstract Co. puv-fui. u...c j UliiiHis Life IiiHiirance Co., GKNKHAI AoKN,!5i United States Fi.Mity unil Gu : : : wajsji : ; It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of eld From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold. Peace on earth good-wll, to men. From Heaven's all-gracious king; The world In solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. Sill through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings unfurled; And still their heavenly music floats ' O'er all the weary world; Above its sad anc? lonely plains They bend on hovering wings, And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blesred angels sing. 0 ye beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toll along the climbing way With painful steps ar.d slow! Look now, for glad and golden hours Ccme sv.'iftly on the wing; Oh, rest beside the weary road, And hear the angels sing. v Russia mm mi! -J arantv Co. JAPAN AND CHINA WILL COMBINE AGAINST THE BEAR. While Great Britain and the United States Will Probably Say "Hands off" to Other Powers Yet There May Be Peace. 1'Jrls, Deo, 23. In diplomatic cir cles hero tho situation Is tho far east l.i discussed openly. It Is now gener ally beliovcil 'that Japan anil China will combine against Russia and that the United Staffs and Croat Hritaln will demand Uiat other powers refrain f i oni entering the conflict. At least that tho position tho two Kngllsh speaking nations will occupy will ho virtually a command to other powers. London. Dec. 2!!. Tho Dally Mall's Kobe conofipoinlent says It is report ed that the Japanese government la chartering numerous steamers as transports, Including three belonging to tho Nippon Yuzen Kalsha. a Japan ese stenmship company. At the London ollleos of the Nippon Yu.en Kulrihu, In response to inquir ies. It was declared that nothing was known there of tho nctlon. Tho oltl clals of tho company expressed tho opinion that there would be no war and there had not been even an in timation received by tho company that tho government wished to requisition its steamers. As a matter of fact the olllctais declared their vessels were following their usunl program. The Dally .Mail's Tien Tsln corre spondent learns upon what he says I good authority that In the event of n war between Russia and Japan the Chinese military authorities will vn- operate with the Japanese. According to the correspondent it U said In Tien Tsln that a number of Japanese warships are concentrating In the vicinity of Port Arthur. A dispatch to neuter's Telegram company from Tien Tsln says the cor respondent has been Informed on the authority that negotiations between Russia and Japan will terminate amicably. CUILDING FOUNDATIONS. Artificial Stone and Construction Com pany Commence Three Buildings. Workmen are mm busy p'lttlng In 0"n feundniior. far three one-story art!- Mclnl storv 1. eliding on the block oc cupied by the old Iron utore east f Main .street. The buildliiKs will be built of material millleiently strong for a two-story building and will lie 2(1x00 feot. Cement sidewalks will be put In front, and the bulMIng will he ready lor neeupawy in the near future. NEWS OVER THE 'PHONE. Springer. Mr. and Airs. Kwatex of Kansas City are tho gjiests of Dr. McDowell and family. Mr. and Mrs. CurmlehMPl of Hill county. Texas, are here visiting J. I) lleiilim. Mlsn .Inula Voiiuir has dismissed the school until after tho holidays and left tcdny of Detroit, Toxas, to attend Christmas with her paronta. Clyde Perkins of Cooke county Texas, Is here to spend Christmas' with Hud Carson. Mrs. J. M. Arnold, who was taken suddenly 111 Sunday night with cull gestlon, is repotted much bettor to day. Elk. Vaster Mullen of Ardinoro Is hero today. Our people have alroody bogun celebrating Christmas. Chagrls. Tho Christmas celobratlons have begun. Marietta. Tho Upworth League will glvo n Christmas tree tonight at the opera house. Wynnewood. The young people of Pauls Valley and Wynnowood aro preparing to give a big ball here tomorrow night at the opera house. I PEOPLE OF COLOMBIA WANT PANAMA BACK. The President Has Given His Entire Private Fortune to Be Used by Colombia Will Follow Prece dent of United States. THE DALLAS POSTMASTERSHIP. The Friends of D. A. Robinson Are Becoming More Encouraged. Dallas, Tox., Dee. 23. Private nil Mces received In Dallas today from 'Vashington are to tho effect that tho lame of I). A. Uoblnton, candidate lor the cfHc ot postmaster, has been sent tj tho senate by Prcsldint lioosovelt. Nowspni.er dispatches from Wnsh iieiii.ii tunc iieen silent in regard to tills action of tho president, nnd trio ft lends of Mi. UohiiiBou feel much in ((.iirageil to luarn that the president has decided to stand by Ins original appointment. After the senate adjourned without taking nctlon on Mr. Robinson's nomi nation, It became nocossary for the chief executive to make the nomina tion again when the body reconvened. The nows today is In harmony with thi) significant statement made by State Chairman Cecil A. Lyon a fow days ago, that he looked for the ear ly confirmation of Mr. Koblnson, prob ably soon after the holiday recess.'- Clock-work stockings sometimes conceal the mala spring of some wo men's beauty. Do It Now! Buy a nice piece of Substantial Furniture lor a Christmas Present. It is something that lasU a life time and is a constant reminder of the giver. R- A. JONES, ' Retailer of Good Furniture. Ardmor National Bank 9 ARUMOKH, INU. TUR Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00 Wishing our Gustmers and Friends ' Merry Christmas. We will enjoy the day too, and be glad to greet juu ui uur uuice oaiurtiay morning. ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK. desire to wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, and many of them; with the hope that our goods have , ,tt ,,, L may bo expected nt any time. D gfven complete satisfaction N U( tll0 ,uxtromo COIlfltloncc lu (, with the promise that we will work rind work to keep your confidence, and always Your money back for anything not right. For sale by Burton-Peel Dry Goods Co. Ardmore, I. T. Tho Dalian Xows' sptfclal corre3 pendent, cabling from Bogota, Coloni- hln. yesterday, gnyi: I lenelieil hire yesterday after a roimh trlti by liont nnd over trail by utulelm.ck, and on tho way wag extended-many oourteiles by Gon. To var and staff. On every ildo, wheth er we went to a mull village or ItaiMHHi a Coloinhluii, the Interest wnn Interne. Tlii'ie Is but one reeling here, nnd that is for war with Panama. Tho iitlves ean not concolve tlint tho United Statos will taho any part In what they consider n purely domestic trouble. , President Marroiptiu today submit ted to an Intervlow. Ho lias Just tendered to thu Colombian government his entire private fortune, to be itsca In a war to bring Panama back Into tho Union, nils will glvo an Idea o tho sentiment that reigns. It Is not merely tv matter of tall;, but mon ey Is being tendered from nil sides. Tho genuineness of bis war feeling may bo guaged when It is recalled that Marroquln has Just suffered a defeat in a raco for the presidency ot the republic. He has set tho citizens of Hogota wild over Uio announce ment that his private fortune Is nt tho disposal of the government. In the course of his talk President Mnrroiiuin took the stand that Colom bia in making war on Panama will be following tho course of tho United States federal government In lighting the Southern states back Into the Un lorn. 1 ' " M . The news tbat Sonutor Oorninn, a st,rong Democrat and possibility for tho presidential nomination, lias ta ken up tho light for rojectlon of tho Panama treaty has Imbued tho Col ombians with renewed hopo that they will, as thoy tint It, "Uccelvo Justlco a' the hands ot tho American people." I am assured that tills la (lie first cablegram sent out from hero by an accredited corrospondont ot any news paper In tho Unitod Statos. I havo found no othor correspondent here Developments ot a grave nature Dos- en. Hoyos, tlioro Is considerable chafing over tho dolay In negotiations which Is credited to tiio Republican admin istration. Statements that any inter necine troublo Is browing aro Incorrect. Flnost and largest stunt ot watches In tho Indian Torrltory at Bulard's. Call and seo for yourself and got prices beforo buying. , . 2-tt Kahn's is headquarters for Christ inas, cnnilics, fruits, nuts and works. flro-20-5 Subscribe for the Ardmorelte. J. A. BIVEN8, PreldnL DON LACY, Vlct-Preildant A. H. PALMER, CaihUr. W. A. WOV.VERTON, Ant Cah!f. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 AccouDtiot flrma and indlflduals solicited. Courteous treatment Accorded all alike. Albatross Flour. ALL GROCERS SELL IT, WHITEMAN BROS., WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS,