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ABDMOM. INI). TEH.. "WEDNESDAY EVENING-, .lANl'ARY 20, 15)04, JDBSCRIPIIOI, 15 HEIR. NUMBER 62
CHIEF PORTER'S STATEMENT OF
He Quotes From the Law Says They
Want Good Roads, but Wlillruj to
Pay for Them Only as Provid
ed by the Agreement.
Ilelatlre to the opening f road
In tho Creek nntlon, Chief Porter yes
terday intute the following statement'
"The prew seem to inlronderstand
tho position taken by the Creek au
thorities lu tho matter of opening pub
lic highways along- section lines in
the Creek country. There never has
bten any objections on the part of
the Creek people to tho open'ng of
.public highways along the section
lines In their country, but they Jo
object to the use of their funds for
such purposes as Is now being done
by the government. The provision
for roads nlong the section line was
proposed by the Creek delegates
themselves ami is Insetted lu the sup
plemental treaty, article 10, which
reads as follows:
"Public highways or rotuls, three
rods In width, faring one and one
half rods on each side of the section
line, umy be eetablished along all sec
tion lines without compensat Ion being
Itd thetefor; and all allotteoa, pur
chasers and others shall take the title
to such land subject to this provision.
And public highways or roa ls may be
established el-Mjw-here whenever nec
essary for the public good, the actual
value of the land taken elsewhere
than along section lines to be aeter
mined under the direction of the sec
rotary of the Interior while the tribal
government continues, and to be paid
b the Cieek nation during that time;
and If buildings or other Improve
ment are damagod In consequence or
the establishment of such public hlfili-
wuyfl or roads, whether along section
lines or cleawliere, such damagos, dur
ing tho contlnuanco of the tribal gov
ernment, shall bo doterminod nnd paid
lr the same manner."
"Kach allotteo took his allotment
subject to this provision and every
jwrson making Improvements ob
structing these highways nftor the
passago of the supplemental treaty,
did so In violation of the law. It ap
peared at tho lime that some of the
section linos would Injure or damage
Uie permanent Improvements of a
few of our citizens, that Is by passing
through their hougos niM orchards.
This, tho Creek dolegatkm thought
should bo paid for by the Creek nn
tlon. Tho cases woro so few that It
was thought It would not Uo a mattor
of any great expense, but they ex
pected to pay for It, when complaint
was mado by Uie citizens anil dam
ages wore assessed, from appropria
tion mado by tho Creek council to
such allottee. Tho provision for pay
ment where roads were made else
jvhore than on sectional linos, was
added In order to mako reparation
for damagos done whore roads had
to bo constructed diverging from tho
section lines on account of natural
obstructions, such as hills, mountains
nnd rivers, and such damagos were ex
pected to be assessed by the Creeks
President. Vice-President Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
Ardmore, Indian Territory.
Designated Depository f Bankrupt Funds ot Gickasaw Nation
Capital paid in $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 180.0O0.0O
The oldest linnk in Indian Territory.
BOlifitrd upon tho moat llborai
W. S. WOLVERTON & SON,
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate5
Tile Lorcest oncl Stronpcest ARency
lii tlie Two Territories.
Managers Ardmore Abstract i)o.
. ( Illinois Life Insurance Co.,
Gksehai, Agents I TJuitetl States Fldelit" and Gunranty Co.
and payment made bynppropnatlon i!
the Crvk council to the allottee.
So far as the reservation of the
three rods for Uf width of the roads
U concerned, 'i la 01 ono-hnlf
rods oft ouch allot tee-- .ind . ordering
on snld secttou '!'. tlia' I- dedicated
and belongs to tho public and no dam
ages con bo done to any person by re
moving obstructions that may bo In the
course of die road, but no expense of
this kind was content plnteil slwuld
Ik- cltrjrenll to the Creek nation.
With thbj explanation I trust tlmt the
matter will not irecome a mutter of
controversy by the press.
DOCTORS ARE PUZZLED.
Vital Organs of an OctSflonarlan
Found In a Young Man.
New York, Jan. 19. Encased wltl.n
the body of a man 23 years old the
doctors of Lincoln hospital in this
city have found the vital organs that
belong to an octogenarian. Tho dis
covery may be regarded as one of the
most mupming in the history of post
mortem examinations, and so far as
known, stands alone, although it bears
come resemblance to the case of a
peasant dri Jeanne Ulil, who aroused
interest among l-'renoh anatomists
about fifteen years ago.
William MrCrnUi was admitted to
the hospital about four weeks ago, suf
fering Intense ihiIii In the lower part
of the Liicl: Iti the region of the kid
neys He had lived In or near New
York all his life, there being no ex
cels of ozone lu the atmosphere which
he took Into his lungs, so there could
be no abnormal oxidation lu his ar
teries, n in the case of Jeanne Uhl.
His face was youthful In contour, his
skin smooth, and he did not appear to
be within three years of his actual
age. His ailment was diagnosed as
ncuto nephritis InllannmUion of the
kidneys. He received the most skill
ful modienl attention nnd carerul nurs
ing, but sank gradually to death. An
autopsy was performed In tho pres
ence of threo of the hospital staff.
Tho kidneys were oxnmlned first and
tho doctors woro amazed to llnd Uiom
shtlvclod and contracted Just as those
of a man of SO years. Then the dis
sectors found an enlarged Tver tnat
belonged to an octogenarian and not
to a boy.
Further exploration disclosed a
heart grown to n size all out of pro
portion. Exhibited to a -Ulllful anat
omist with it history concealed, It
would bo pronounced to bo the henrt
of a man at least SR years old, accus
tomed all his life to hard work.
Nature presented another and a
stranger abnormality In the hardening
of the nrtorle. These pipes had lost
their Ilexiblllty. The arterial system
had- ilowed through thorn with Uie
sluggishness of old nge, while the
walls had thickened nnd become nl
Only a meager history of tho pa
tient'a previous condition was obtain
ed when McOrath was admitted for
treatment, but so far as known his
habits were good, and ho was not
given to alcoholic excesses, so that
without any known cause ho died a
worn out man In his twenty-fourth
Sons of Veterans.
Tho Sons of Cofodcrate Veterans
will meet at the city hall n? Suuday
at 1 j leck
HRflF.TT DUNL-AP Com,
C. L. ANDERSON
Accounts of lirms and IndUidunU
terms consiaimK wun guuu wumuK
RUSSIA SORE 01 ENGLAND
THINKS GREAT BRITAIN IS HER
ONLY ENEMY IN THE EAST.
Anglo-Japanese Alliance Believed to
Be at the Bottom of the Trouble.
Irritation Is Intense Against
United Stats Also.
Xew York, Jan. 1!). It Is now an
open secret here, cables tho Herald's
St. Petersburg corespondent, that the
Japanese reply is distinctly ne sa
il ve, arrf its extremely courteous tone
It only equaled by the firmness of
spirit which characterizes It. The
foreign offlco and all Us principals are
so engrossed with work that It is well
nigh Impossible to get a word from
them and the news agencies were
ttoated to stereotyped phrase Imply
ing that diplomacy Is still being used.
It Is stated that their majesties and
the ministers are most active. The
czar's advisers have been Instructed
to try to work out some plan where
by the Amour pro pro of both coun
tries can be saved but the complica
tions ami political entanglement seem
beyond tho powers of any one to II mi
England's so-called pro-Japanese pol
icy is exciting serious attention in
political circles, the correspondent
continues. It & a growing sentiment
that Russia has not got to do with
Japan so much as with Kngland and
that the Anglo-Japanese alliance Is
at tho bottom of all the present trou
ble. An echo Is now louUly heard of
the utterances of those politicians
who at the moment of the Auglo-Jnp-
aueso alliance nuuounced and pro
claim! this this political "coup"
meant war ngnlnst Itutmlu ns destroy
ing the balance of power In tho rnr
It Is urged by many politicians that
the time has come for Hussla to re
taliate by a demonstration toward tho
Indian frontlor and also by aggrusalve
political tactlcH in Persia.
Diplomatic circlee' attention Is call
ed to the reported frigid reception of
the British ambassador recently by
Count Iamsdorff, minister of foreign
affairs. There Ik lntoiwe irritation in
tho highest qunrters, the correspond
ent dec-lares, against nnglnnd and the
same sentiment Is being extended to
Port Arthur. Jan. 19. Four thous
and troops are to loavo horo tomorrow
bound northward. Othorwlsc city life
Is normnl and thoro has been no exo
dus of families.
Mako your loan with tho American
Invcstniont company, Atokn, Indian
Territory, for long term nnd low rate.
They give you prlvllego of paying
1100 or tho wholo amount at any in
terest pay day, allowing you to repay
tho nionoy whon yon havo no furthor
use for It, and stop tho interest.
VrIto them or seo W. S. W'olvorton
& Son, Ardniore. 14-lni
F. M, Fox buys, farmn, also shaves
notes. Axdinoro, I. T. 1S-G
. fl. cJUNEcUHE CITY NATIONAL BANK
iARDMORE NATIONAL BANK,
capiioi m an Hi
Largest of (5t)yDl3ai7k irj
ttfe CljickasaiiJ Iatioi)...
We accept small and laroo' is uu and conduct a
General Hanking liusiness lor you.
0. It. .SMITH. I'mililent.
0. M. CAMI'llELL. Vloe-I'rosliUnt.
O. w. YOl'NO. sioi-kmnn.
J. 0. TlIOMl'&ON. Attorney.
MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR SO DECLARESSTATISTICS.
Race Is Deteriorating Every Day.
Those Who Can Read and Write
Arc More Criminal, He Says,
Than the Illiterates.
Ja.Uson. Miss.. Jan. 1f.-ln his In-
augural address delivered today be-
for. a Joint session of the .Mississippi
kcMiture. Governor Vardoman ne.
dared that the growing tendency of
the nemu to comtnK criminal asrnult
on whit- women Is nothing more or
less than manifestations of the racial
dlre I .r social com.' v. In Mronrnlw m government receiver
terms, declared that cl.uution Is
the curse of the negro race and urged
an amendment to tho state con.tltu-
lion that will place tho distribution
of the (Vunmrtt arhool fund anlelr
within the m.wr of the Wlslatnre.
Continuing his discussion of tho ue-
rn .,.IMiin. rtmw.. vr.iin.i
'As n rnre b Is .Worlorstln.
erv,lv. Tt,, hnm de.no.tn.teri that
he Is more criminal as a free man
than u a aluvo that lie Is IncrenslMK
In crlmlnalltv with frlehtful rsnlrtttv.
being one-thlrd more inimical In 1800
Mwti i, ifin
imi. ...- I... m.. 1
. I.au. n,nl Ikiun .1.1... n . I I
t cuDua onyn lime iiiudu wiiu nu tciiu
ami write are more criminal tuan tno
'lllterales, which Is true of no other
element of our poulatlou. I am id
vised that the minimum illiteracy
unions- the nearoes In found fn New
Kngland. whore It Is 21.1 nr cent.
The maximum 1 foumi in tho black
belt Ixmislan-i. .Mimisslppi and Seal.
Carolina Where it Is 85 7 ier itnt
y..d vet the noro In New IJngland
four and one-half tlmos more ..Imi-
nal. hundred for hunl-cd. ihnn l.o is
In the black bolt. In tho Sn.uh. Ails-
siesltml. particularly. ? know he is
growing worse every day. Yin tan
scarcely pick up n newspaper a hose
pages aro not blackened witn the fic-
count of an tn.muntionablo rrimo
cmmltted by a negro brine im.Uhls
crime. I nant to Imures upnn you
bit the nmnlfestatloi. of tho ne-
.;.- asolrntion for m-ii! tfiinili'.v
encouraged largely by tho character
o: free education whlca the state is
'.--ying trll.uto upon tho v-hite people
"The better class of negroes is not
respoiwlblo for this terrlblo condl-
tien nor for the criminal tendency or
their race. Nor do wish to bo un -
derstood ns censuring thorn for It. 1
am not censuring nnybody, nor am
I Inspired by 111 will for tho negro, but
I nm simply calling attention to a
most unfortunate and imondnrablo
condition of affairs. What shall bo
deno about It?
"tfy own idea Is that the character
ol -.ilucatlon for tho negro ought to
bo changed. If, after years of cam-
cm: effort and tho oxitendlturo of fal-
ujtms sums of monoy Ur o'.ucnte htshng, irlll aid ninch In his conception
'tend, we havo only KiiccewTed In mak-xhe) ploco will Ikj staged! most lavish
llig a criminal out pf him and impor-
I f I I
It. A. JONKS, WlioIesalB anil llutull I'ar-
SVM NOI1I.K, Whnlesala IlarilwHre,
J. It. 1'KNNINfJTON. VIiolenle Grocer.
It. W IIV.NDOL, .Mercbstt.
ilnitf his u .ilness nnd et".-lency as
laborer, isdom would stuRet that
we make mther experiment and see
If we cat- not Improve hint ny educat
ing his .mnd and his heart. True
must 1 ' a moral ttbetratu n upon
which to build, or you can not make J
The governor also doclarsa thnttSr
penplo of the nation should rlje iid
Hthl .lomand the repeal of tho ifM;f.i
ALVA BANK MAY REOPEN.
Uolftelal Statements Made In Wash
ington to that Effeet.
XtP I. 1 l t r an
"Won. i'. .an. is.. avi
In an unofficial way
from Alv- Innate that tho Alva Na-
,,on"' "m m wn,
iUM- throuh tioa of
r,r"" - lo C,OBO ,w rs- w'
a" P"blllt)r resume shortly. Tho
l,ank h hlMin 1,lacoU temporarily In
wh" hM S!e a careful examination
r w" millions and It is understood
w,u ntl "PP0"0 11,0 movement on mo
rL of tn,MW ln,westod ' tho '""
,,HV" 11 rmipineu
1H,,R1" M wlH,t PmiKed the nc
,lon of ,ho r rtlrocloni In not
owning for business last Snttirdny
morning are kicking, but It Is under-
u,,lt !UlnUoa lend to unsnt-
'f,,Hor' comlltlons. It tho bank rc
BU" .' .T "' B;xllW4UU lo u,
"-"'"-- "l "l,,cl ""I""'
"'' for U cUln ,V,U 1,,lV0 l" l'ut
tho "ank 1,1 K,lkn wht,r U
wn "o nc-esiy lor sucn ac-
1 ion was rorceii.
qq yj JJ"T gg
Now Beyond Pardon.
Governor Ferguson today coinmuto.1
sentenco of ThomnR P. Queonan
convicted of murder of his wl'e
Oklahoma City several yenn ago and
hv,1 w" lecontly sentenced to be
hanged I ebruary 1. to life Impris
onment in the lorrltorjal penitentiary
K '-nslnK. Kan. lloforo grnntriiR
" commutation Covonior Ferguson
secnreil from tho convicted iiinn'snt
tornoy. iuh motnor. sisters, ruiativos
n,Ml fHondH. written statements that
ovor ak for a Pardon
" iitinre xovernor ot UKinno-
ma. wuuiuo imm.
ri..it.i r , .. i
"The Professor's Love story."
The cycle of the tlinea brings forth
many players, and as It turns upon Its
axis during this season It will enable
tg to witness thu wiork of Harry
IU resford. one of tho brightest of Uk
young mon now on Uio stago In stellar
rolou Mr. Herosford will glvo uh on
Tuesday next .1. M. Ilnrrlo'H wonder
lful character creation "Tho Profes-
80r'H Ivo Story," which Is full of
Iminedinto sympathy, Intrlcato lovo
nnd delves deep Into tho hidden mys
tcrlen of life. Ah Prof. Goodwlllle
this odd fellow will havo tho oppor-
tunlty ot presenting his conception of
Ilarrlo'a man of science, and through
t ho will no doubt win tho appro-
I nation of nil the lovers of tho truo
n dramatic nrt. Mr. Beresford'H won-
dorful personality, quaint and pleas
ly, tho fens and gluns of: bonnle Scot
land, where tho motif was laid, will
bo realistically depleted and tho com
pany supporting tho star will bo most
I J. A. BIVENB. PreslatnL
M. H. PALMER, Cashltr.
Surplus Funds 30,000.00
Aooouutsof flrmi and IndlTiduals solicited. Courteoui trestmenl
Acoorded all alike,
ALL GROCERS SELL IT,
NEGROES CANNOT BE EXCLUDED
FROM JURY SERVICE,
Whsre Those of Their Color Are ln
d.cted Thla Tribunal Reaffirms
the Ruling Made In Case of
Carter vs. State of Texni.
Washington, Jan. Tho Unitr1
8tates supremo court today afflrmo i
the ruling male some time ago in
tho case of Carter vs. State of T i
to tho effect that the exclusion n n
groes front graad juries in cas
volvlng criminal charges against mom
bcr of their race la in violation
tho cont'tutlon and tHereforo Impn
The decision was delivered by Ju
lie Holmes In tho case of a rosi l- i t
of Alabama named Rogers, who wa;
Indicted for murder by a Jury ci m
posed entirely of white men. and tr im
which It is charged that all negro
were excluded, because of their mior.
Tho supreme court of the stat up
held the regularity of Uie proceeding
but Rogers brought It to the federal
court on a writ of error, with tho
result that the decision of the court
was reversed and the case remanded
to the state courts for further pro
ceedings not Inconsistent with todays
Tho decision was based on a for
mer case In which It was held that
exclusion of all ) verso ns of tho Afri
can race from a grand Jury whic-lt
llnd ail indictment against a negro In
a state court, when they are excluded
iwlely because of race or color, denied
him cipml protection of tho laws, In
lolntlon of tho fourteenth amendment
of tho constitution ot tho United
StntoH, whothor such exclusion 13
through tho court or through tho ox-
ecutlvo or administrative olllcers ot
This decision of tho supremo court
settles n largo number of similar cases
pending In tho courts from nl! sec
tions of the Southern statos.
Mr. Wm. S. Crnno of California, Md.,
suffored for years from rheumatism
nnd lumbago. Ho was flnnlly advised
to try Clmmborlaln'B Pain Balm, which
hi- did and It effectod n complotocuro.
For salo by P. J. Ilamsoy, Ardmoro
Drug Co., w II. Framo.
Five-room cottage, corner lot, 70x
301, bnrn, chlckon hottso, orchard.
Will sell or exchange for vacant lots
lr southwosC or northwest part of
$300 will buy two-room house, well
threo large lots In Weat Ardmore.
Block 26 Far Sale.
Wholo of block 28 (300x100 feet).
Improved with vinoyard, blackberries
and orchard of 250 fruit trees 2 and 3
years old. Lots are lovel and this la
a first-class opportunity for somo ono
wanting a good ptsco of land.
Tho Rodfleld Agency.
Real Estate, Rents, Loans.
Phone iai. ARDflORE, I. T.
DON LACY. Vlcs-Prssldent
W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Casals.