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( 3IIBWIKM 50C PER MONTH : N CMBER 145
WILL BE PAID TO INDIANS AT AN
Chickasaw Freedmen Excepted Pay
ment to Begin First Day of May.
$608,000 Now on Deposit In
United States Treasury:
:Spociul to the Ardmorelte.
Washington, D. C, April 26. The
hill authorising the payment of $0OS,-
000 to tlte Choctaw and Chickasaw
Muttons (lt,,i"od from the sale of town
filte properly has been approved by
the president. The bill as it be
came a Ihw fs as follows:
That the money now accumulated
and which may hereafter be oceumu
'atod in the United States treasury
to the credit of the Choctaw and
Chickasaw Nations, dcrlvod from the
tale of town lots In tlio said Choctaw
and Chickasaw nations, shall bo paid
to the members of the Choctaw and
Chickasaw tribes (freedmen except
ed) in the manner following'
"I'hat. beginnig the first day of May,
1901, or as soon us practicable there
after, the said townsite money so
accumulated shall be divided and paid
to the Choctaws and Chlckasnws
(freedmen excepted), each member
to receive an equal portion thereof.
That no person claiming to be a
member of the Choctaw or Chickasaw
tillies shall be paid any portion if
tins fund until lie or she lias been en
rolled as such member and the en
Uiilmcht lias been approved by the
secretary of the interior: Provided,
that there shall be reserved from pay
ment of the townsite tund an amount
cipial to tho sum of the pro rata
shares of all persons claiming to be
members of tho Choctaw or Chlcka
raw tribes, entitled to a share In this
fund, whose claims nre pending at
the time said fund Is divided for pay
ment; and tho money reserved shall
be paid to such persons, if thoy be
t!t.ally enrolled and their enrollment
approved, in the same manner ns
01 er paymonts of the towndto fund
ato made hereunder. That If the
fund thus rosorved, or any part of It,
should not become payable by reason
of the failure of tho persons claiming
citizenship to be enrolled, or of their
c.'.iollmcut to be approved ns horeln
;rovlded. said tesened funds shall
go back to the general townsite fund,
to lie divided and paid to tho mem
bers of said tribos of approved en-
TO'lnicnt as other townsite funds.
That if any person whose name ap
pears upon the rolls ns herein pro.
vMul shall hnve died subsequent to
the 23th day of September. 1U02, and
before receiving pro rata share- of
thr accumulated townslto fund, tho
money lo which such person would
have been entitled If living shall be
paid In his namo to his legal ropre-
That following payment to b road".
L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vlce-Pres.
C. L. ANDERSON, Cashier. C. S. MAUPIN, Ass't Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Ardmorc, Indian Territory.
Designated Depository for Bankrupt Funds ot Chickasaw Nation
Capital paid in $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 180,000.00
Tho oldest bank in Indian Torritory. Accounts of firms and Individual!
solicited upon the most liberal terms consisting with Rood banking.
W. S. WOLYERTON & SON,
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate
The Larges1: and Stroncest Agency
in the Two Territories.
Managers, Ardmore Abstract Go.
Illinois Life Insurance Co.,
United Stote Fidelity and Guarautv Co
be klnninic the first day of Mn. :vo,
i pi'ii-, hied In this at. pai. "im
be made cacti year then fur In
like manner to the members of the
flu ( taw and Chlckaeaw tribes, of ftp-
li nod enrollment, of the fundi accu
mulated from the sale of town lots
In the. Choctaw and Chlekasnw na
tions, as nforesald.
That the payment of the lownatte
fund shall he under the direction of
the secretary of tho Interior, aa pro
vided In section 10 of an act approved
June 2S, l.SOS, entitled "An act Tor
the protection of I he people of the
Indian Territory ami tor other purpos
That the secretary of the Treasury
be, and he Is hereby, authorised upon
the request of the secretary of the In
terior, to deposit fii the United States
suhtrensury at St. l.ottls, Mo., to the
credit of t he proper ofllcer or person,
to be designated by the secretary or
the Interior and charged with the
duty of paying out of the townsite
fund as herein provided, the accu
mulated townsite funds belonging to
the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations
at that time on deposit In tho United
br rites treasury, or a aulllclent amount
thereof to curry out the purposes of
That nil acts or parts of acts In
conflict herewith are hereby repeal
ed. ELECTRIC RAILROAD.
Surveyors in Field Between Oklahoma
Sroclal to the Ardmorelte.
WynnewooJ. I. T.. April 2fi. There
was a party of surveyors here yes
terday running the preliminary sur-,-ev
lor the electric line from Sol
ihur to Oklahoma City.
They began work at Sulphur, struck
across tho country to Davis and then
north along tho Santa Fe right of way
by this place to Oklahoma City.
Picked Up the Bottle.
Kingston, I. T., April 23. In Nov.
1002. .Mr. Pink Ward of Dolburg. I.
T., consigned a bottlo to the wntcr of
Hock creek, two and one-halt miles
north of Sulphur, I. T., and one day
last week Mr. Strickland, who lives
nenr Woodvlllc. I T. picked up tne
Lottie In tho Washita river near his
ionic and wrote to tho address It con
tained nnd as a result received an
answor from Mr. Ward. Mr. Ward
"xpressed surprise that It had been
found. Ho said ho never expected to
he.T- of the incident ngaln.
It Is peculiar whoro the bottle could
hnve been these, IT mouths, as the
actual distance was not more than CO
miles, but tho windings of the river
( 1 course was much further, bolng
more than 100 miles.
Mr. Strickland Is a prosperous far
mer oi tho Woodvllio neighborhood.
and showed us tho answer. '
There is no parlor so beautiful, so
cool and so Inviting as Kali if .s parlor.
For low rates to the World's Fair
via tho Texas and and Pacific railway,
ask any ticket agent or wrlto B. P,
Tnrner, general passenger ngent, Dal
Want to movo by May 1. Kvery
thing In the store this week at cost.
21-3 J. A. L-EATHKftWOOD.
FOR GOOD ROADS DENIED THE
President A. C. Titus Not Discouraged
Committee of 150 Workers Will
Go to St. Louis Meeting
Is Called for May Second.
Spoclul to the Ardmorelte.
Guthrie, O. T., April 2fi. A meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Oklahoma Territory Good Roads nsso
clntlon Is hereby called for .Molality,
May 2, nnd nil olllcers and members
are respectfully requested to ho pros
out. The object ot this meeting Is
to more fully organize tho movement,
to provide ways and means for Inci
dental expenses and to also provide
ways and means for the purpose of
having n special committee at St.
Louis May 10 to 21 to Interest as
many of the delegates to tho Interna
tional convention as possible in the
matter of federal appropriation for
Oklahoma and also Indian Territory.
The Latimer 1)111 as pastied upon In
conference committee gives the ter
ritories no representation In the ap
propriation and it is necossrny that
prompt and vigorous action be token
on this matter looking to have the
word "Territory" Inserted go that
both Indian Terltory and Oklahoma
will come in for their share.
A. C. Titus, president of tho Okla
homa Good Roads association, Is hero
todny lrom Crescent. Asked about
the work of congress In cutting Okla
homa off tne good roads appropriation
list. Mr. Titus said:
"We'll get that appropriation yet,
you may depend on that. We will
hnve a delegation of 150 at St. Louis
'.nd we will make tho states work
for us. We must have that approprl
Pauls Valley Joins the Chickasaw
Hosts for Dick.
Special to the Ardinorelle.
Pauls ValToy. I. T., April 2. Tho
Democratic club of this place held a
very enthusiastic meeting last night,
n. which It. W. Dick or Ardmore was
oi-.dorsed for national committeeman.
This is n signnl victory for Mr. Dick,
as Pauls Valley has one ot the strong
est clubs In the Territory, nnd It has
been considered by some nil along
is a doubtful club, In regard to Its
cholco for national committeeman..
I'atronnlze your homo people, when
visiting tho Ice cream parlors In Ard
more. If you want tho purest and
best be sure anil call for Ardmore
Dairy cream. 2ltf
On Easy Payments at
ARniUffiRE NATMNAI RANI
nuumuiiL. iiniBUiini. unmtj
Capital Stock and Additional liability, : : : : : $200,000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. It. SMITH, President.
C. m. CAHPUEl.L, Vice Pres
LliE CWUCl:. Cashier
), V. VOUNO, Former.
J. C. TtlOriPSON, Lawyer.
FLEET BECOMES ACTIVE AND
DEALS JAPS A BLOW.
Japanese Vessel Sunk by Three
Cruisers at Gcnsan Port Arthur
Regarded as Absolutely Safe
From Successful Attack.
London. April 25. The Japanese le
gation todny gave nut the following
1It,path received today from Toklo:
"The Japanese consul at Won Sun
fOcnsan) Korea, repot Is under to
days dale, Hint two Russian toriwdo
l,fi'. entered the port and sank tne
small Japanese steamer, the Coyo Ma
rti The Russians Immediately left."
Tlil.s dispatch Is taken at the lega
tion hero lo menu that the Vladivos
tok I'eet Is active.
Jap Steamer Sunk.
Tokin, April 25. Tho IlUBSiau Vlad
ivostok squadron lias appeared nt
(!en:-.t i. Korea, where It sunk n Japa
nese merchant steamer.
Tit sipindron. after a lonn period
of Inactivity, suddenly appeared ofT
Gsiiiiaii, storming mi l sank Ih'- Onyo
Maru. a Japanese merchunl juainer
of IXmi touH. A brief telegram receiv
ed '-oni (icnsau today gays thie Rus
sian cruisers had enterod the -arbor,
ar,'J that they were still then when
the telegram was sent. Their arrival
cri.ater, consternation In the in, pro
tect!.! Japanese colony at'lJensau. It
is thought here In Toklo Ir-.M this
was made In the hope of Inter icetliij:
fnc unprotected Japanese trurp
nhl? It Is not holievcd I'm tho
siti?aron will remain at Oensan Ijng.
Tho Mpmilron cousUts of the cm-iors
llossht, (Iromohol, Ilurlk nnd Iloga
tyrc. Tho Inst is n protected cruis
er and tho othors nro armored crui
sers, the four being among the most
powerful In the Russian navy.
Port Arthur. April 23. All weak
spots on botli laud and sea sides here
have been so strengthened In tho
Inst two months, that the impregnabil
ity of the port is now regarded as
nlifcolutely assured. The remarkable
Indifference of tho possibility of an
attack Is shnwh by the people. The
entrance of the harbor, although
Madded with nine wrecks, remains
Have Not Crossed the Yalu.
St. Petersburg, April 25. Major
(ii'iieral Pllug telegraphs from Port
Aithur denying reports that the Jap
anese hnve crossed tho Vnlo.
Mediation Has Failed.
St. Petersburg. April 25. The As
M latcd Press Is enabled to announce
niithoiitatlvely that the tall; of media
tion in ttie Ilusso-Jnpancso war was
I minded upon the personal doslro of
It. A. JONI-S, Furniture. .
SAM NOBLU, Hardware Merchant.
J. It. PKNNINtlTON, holesale Her
R. V. RANUOL, riercliant.
Ki.u l-Mward and King Clulatlan t
l".i:uurl to avoid tiiriher bloodshed
an. I the conflict, but the steps initial -
! lime utterly failed. The emper.ir.
with tne full concurrence of the Im
perial family and his advisers, has
finally decided not only to reject all
proposals looking to intervention, but
to prosecute the War with all the re
sources of the empire until victory
crowns the Russian arms, and then,
when (ho time comes for peace, to
make terms dltclly with tne enemy.
The Interference of outside powers
will not he tolerated. There Is to
he no repetition of the Herlln con
areHH. Furthermore, the Associated Presu
Is aiuhnrlxod to slate thai Itut sin will
In no wine consider herself hound by
the representutfrnH made lo Japan
prior to the war. The hostilities havo
wlpe tun the engagements Russia
offered lo make with Japan regarding
Korea an. I Manchuria. HiishIh will
consider herself free In Impose such
terms as hhe desires.
AT PRYOR CREEK
SIX PEOPLE KILLED, MANY IN
JURED. IN CYCLONE.
Abbott Home Demolished and Four
Members of Family Instantly Kill
edFollowed by Heavy Rain.
At Elk City, O. T. r
Prior Creek. I. T., April 25. Six
people were klllod by a tornado which
swept througH-ilio country about four
miles south of hero lasl night. He
porls"havo been received that n num
ber ot others woro Injured The
names of two aro unknown.
Tho dead: John Aldiott, wifo and
children. Albort Doaly, aged' C yens.
Lucy Hitting, aged 8 years.
Tho Injured: Albert Dally, Sr.,
probably fatally. Leopold Hilling,
Tho storm started near Choteau, on
Iho Missouri, Kansas and Texas, eight
miles from hero and swept to tho
northeast, cutting n patch from one
half to a mile wide about twonly long.
Tho Abbott liotuo was demolished
and tlfo Tour members of tho family
Tho storm then struck- Iho Dally
home." blowing It lo jlecos, kirtlngtho
young son nnd probably Injuring tho
At fJrand Itiver, olghl miles further
on,, too Hitting house was demolish
ed, killing Lucy. Hitting and broaklng
both the legs of her father, 1 .conoid
Hitting, a fanner. Tho tornado then
passed Into the Flint nilN, east of
the river and toro a strip through tho
woods ns clean cut as though mado
by wood choppers. The tornado was
fol!...,ed by a torrential rain.
Tornado at Elk City.
ICik City, O. T., April 25. A lively
little twister struck this town Satur
day nftornoon about 1 o'clock and
wrecked two grain elevators nnd blew
n string of box enrs off tho siding
on to tho main track, derailing them
and blocking thi? line for a tlmo. Asl.Io
ft cm tho daniago lo tho elevators,
there was little harm, done In town.
J. A. BIVENS, President.
DON LACY, Vice-President.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Surplus Funds 30,000.00
Aocouutiof firms and IndlTlduals solicited Courteous treatment
Aocorded all alike.
ASK F OR
HAMS . AND . BREAKFAST . BACON
Thev Will Please You.
Wiiiteman Brothers Company,
MAY FOLLOW THE REQUEST CF
A C. A. R. POST.
That Confederate Veterans Avoid
Placing Flags Over Craves of G.
A. R. Dead The Wish, It Is
Said, Will Be Heeded.
Waco. April 5. The 0. A. R ot
this city does not desire lo bare "
Confederate ret ere ns ot this city t '
decorate (he graves of their deceu-. '
comrades nevt week. Just the roa --..'
for tht in not known and no intima
(Ion was had until this morning. h
the following letter was receive. 1 i
the commander of Pat Cleburne an.
today lrom the (1. A. R. post:
"Crmmander Pal Cleburne camp, V
C. V.. Waco, Texas. Cniirniles: A
a meeting of the Kit Curson post No.
"I. (5. A. R.. tlepnrtmont of Texa-,
,i resolution was passed, returning our
.sincere thnnks to your enmp for earn
year strewing flowers over Iho graves
of our dead comrades. We annual
ly do the same over the last resting
places ot the Confederate dead.
We are Instructed lo respectfuih
ak your decorating committee ti"t
to place any lings over the graves r
our dead. We remain sincerely your-,
"V. I). CHAPMAN. Post Com
"J. D. McCUNU, Post. Adjt
Tho letter has nrousod much feeling
In the minds of tho Confederate vet
orans. Thoy havo boon observing
decoration day annually for many
years, nnd havo sot next Tuesday for
their decoration day.
On tills date, It Is stated by th
members of tho enmp, that they have
never put Confederate Hags on the
graves of the? Federal soldiers, but
United States Hags Instead, while
they placed Confederate Hags on the
graves of their own comrades.
Dr. C. J. King, chairman of the
decoration committee of tho Confed
erate veterans has advised tho G. A
R. post that their wishes will be
When returning from church, stop
In nt Kahu's parlor, tho only first-class
parlor wliero you can tnko your lady
BUY A HOME.
Hero Is nn exceptional opportunity
C-rootn frame dwelling (largo rooms)
and hall, lino orchard, vineyard, splen
did water both cistern and well, brick
lined storm cellar, good barn, large
southeast corner lot 200x210. Price
Jl.GOO. Will gives terms on part.
Four-room cottage, 2 closets, hall,
bath room, orchard, barn, good water.
Price $1,300; $200 cash, balance ea3y
Tho Redfield Agency,
Real Estate, RenU, Loans,
ARDHORE, I. T
A. H. PALMER, Cashier.
FRED C. CARR, Asst. Cashier.