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I FBorsiiiTOH, J
AllDMOilE, INI). TEIL TIITHSDAY EVENING. SU1TOI15ER 1,
f SmaCRIPTIOH 50C PER MONTH NUMBER 255
May Sell His Land.
The distinction of being the first
It-nlan it blood to have the right to
.Mil liln lauds Is onloyed by Ilrooka
Wright, a quarter-blood of Wapi
nucka, Choctaw Nation. Indian Agent
Shoonfolt yesterday received from
V'oahlnglon an approved application.
This la not only the llrst, but Uio only
application thnt has met the approval
or both tho ngent and Uio secretary
of tho Interior.
Tho land buyer. stMI hang on nnd
tially send petitions that Uie restric
tions upon tho eale of lands of full
blod Indians be removed. Tho agent
jestcrday transmitted 150 rocom
rcndatlons to Washington asking that
that number of applications bo ap
pioved. Tho Indian appropriation
L. P. ANDEHaON. President
C, L. ANDERSON, Cannier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Ardmore, Indian Territory
Designated Depository for BanKrupt
Funds of the ChicKasaw Nation : : :
Capital Paid In $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 180,000.00
The oldest bank in Imllan Territory. Accounts of firms bd1 Individuals
solicited uiion tho mint liberal jerms consistent with eood banking.
J. A. BIVENS, President.
DON LACY, Vice-President
THE CITY NAT
ardmore. :. nr..
Surplus Funds 30,000.00
Aecountsot nrins and Individuals
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK,
Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. R. SMITH. President.
C M. CAflPBELL, Vice Pres
LEE CRUCIi. Cashier.
O W.- YOUNO, Farmer.
J. C. THOm'SON. Lawyer.
As Sure as
2 plus 2 ia -1
R A. Jones'
Is the place to buy Furniture and Carpets
W. S. W0LVERT0N & SON
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate, Abstracts
The UruuBt unil atrnnirnnt agenoj In the iwo territories.
Managers of Ardmore Abstract Co.
Oenorul AgentH Il,ln!n Llf Insurnncii Co. and Unltoi) States
Fldolity and Guaranty Company.
GIVKS TlljK SATISFACTION OK A 10 C K (S T
bill, which, contained tho provision for
tp removal of restrictions upon tho
bi le of Indian lands became effective
on May 21. A portion of tho same
section removed tho restrictions on
Snow In Minnesota.
Duluth, .Minn., Aug. 31. A fall of
snow, the first of tho season, occurrol
at Virginia today.
It lasted but a short time after tho
sim rose. Crops, (lowers nnd garden
rroduce were damaged In tho coun
try Immediately surrounding Vir
ginia ami heavy frosts are reported
from other western range points.
All kinds of lunch goads at
21-U J. A. SKJPWORTirS.
II. K. FREN8LEY. Vlce-Pres.
U.H. MAUPIN' A..'t Cashier
A. H. PALMER, Casnler.
FRED C. CARR, Asst. Cashier
R. A. JONES, Furniture.
SAm NOBLE, Hardware Merchant.
J. R. PENN1NUTON, Wholesale Her
R. V. RANOOL. Merchant.
Ardmore; I. T.
RUSSIANS CLAIMED TO HAVE RE
TAKEN LOST POSITIONS.
Aloo Admit a Loss of Three Thousand
Men in Fighting Around Llao
Yang, and Say the Japanese
Losses Were Wry Heavy.
(Tho entire absence of nowa from
the battlclluld of Llao ang up to
peon today Is not explained by any
i dvlccs from either St. Petersburg
or Toklo. It Is now midnight In Mnn'
churla, but no word has been recoiv
ed since 9 o'clock last night, when It
was announced that the fle-co battle
which rnged all da yesterday ceased
it 9 o'clock and both armies bad
bivouacked, on the Held. The only
hi rmlso to bo drawn from this ab
renco of both press dispatches and
official reports Is thnt the telegraph
lino has been cut north of Llao
St. Petersburg, Aug. 31.1 Success
crowned the Russian arms on tho
P st day cf the grout battle of Llao
Vang and the utmost confidence pro
tails hero that tho 'ssuo of the fight
w 111 be a complete victory for the Ru
St Petersburg. Aug. 31. Success
i )t General Suklmroff, telegraphing
i'j the general staff on the conclusion,
of yesterday's sixteen hours' lighting
a wind Llao Yang estimates the Ru
s an casualties throughout the day at
."000. Tho battle ended at 9 o'clock
l.'ist night ft-hen many positions occu
pled by the Jopanoso were rctakon
ond again held by the Russians. -
Llao Vang. Aug. 31. The town has1
been filled with Joy owing to a re
port that tho Russians took forty-six
The Japaneso assault on the Rua
s'nn center was desperate In the ex
t'eme and Jnpanuv? losses aro great
rfco attack was sustained mainly by
'he Eighth Siberian regiment. The
r.rhtlng at Wafango cannot bo com
pared with what occurred yesterday
haells lihrickod over tho town from
e;rly morning and people wro occu
V eu positions on .Mouse tops had a
bt. Petersburg, Aug. 31. One cf
the striking features of tho tattle wai
the splendid work of tho Russian itr
tillory, In which the Japanese have
oeretofore excelled. In a dispatch
Ir.st night by one of tho Associated
Press Russian ccrr?pondcntshet;avs
? report was current at Llao Yang
tlat forty-six Japaneso guns were
captured during tho oay.
There is great rejoicing In St. Va-
'.tisburg over tho nows on bulletin
boards and dlspatf .es posted thtfre
ro nirroitnded by -agcr crowdsv
Officials of tho uf r frttd are In high
nie Japanese Who nave been cod'
tInfio".s'j advancing tor weeks aro
now s'id to bo u'tt'-. exhausted and
n doubt exist here that if opportun
ity oftors. General Kuropatkin w.ll
t-ot fall to folfow up 'ho advantago o
Tho protracted meeting which If
row In pn gross at the Uroadway
rethodiu ehnreh W being well at
tended And mucii Interest i bolnn
ranlfested. Everyone lj 'nvitcd to
come out and a.lsl in this moetitig
as there is work for all who will help.
i To RentZ
Brick storo room 60x75
ft. on N. Wiushinffion St.
This is n g'ood' locution' for'
wholesale) oi'Totai'l hnsliicss.
tot Rent or Sdl
18" room' fratmr II o t o 1 ,
liiro h)t, noar'tnion duj)ot.
Will ront chuiiTi' to1 ood'
ptirty or soli ut? it ral' bnv
We Hlvi havo Ktcril hiUiu of rttt.
slralily lucatrd otlk'rs,
Pout Olllco HUlldlng AltDMOltK. V. T
rtPUTIES FIGHT GANG OF FUGI
TIVES FROM JUSTICE.
Cne Man Wounded Fight Took Place
at Duck Ranoh, Said to Have One?
Been Headquart;$ for James
Boyrf Youngrrs, et At.
Muskogeo, I. T., Aug. 31 A d03
piratci battle occurred between IXpu
ty .Marshal Teel. Freshour and
Thompson and Posaoman Hurnltt and
ii gang cf fugitives from Justlco
the Iluck ranch, llvs miles south
l":;by, Sunday, In which Alex Ingram
w-no was wanitvj in uiree states on
serious charges, waa dangerously
'Kinided, a ball vaslng through his
r.pht hip shattering Uio bone. Tho
vounded man was brought to Musko
C"e for medical treatment and In now
In, the hospital department of tho
The Buck ranch Laa long boen
known an , place of rendezvous for
dHperato men tho Ccok gang, tho
Jennings gang, tho Uuck gang, and It
If' said that tho .lamps gang and th
ljmtiBW txys have trade It headqunr
Rock Island Extension.
The iuck Island Is planning big
extensions for Taxis. It Is reported
tl nt In tho fall It will begin construct
lug Its now linos between Pert Worth
rnd Dallas and Galveston. Tho stir
veys have been made nnd the work of
construction wns about to be begun
wlien tho. Rock Island-Southern Pa
tlflc deal was made whereby tii
Reck Island was to acquire a half In
trest In tho throo north and1 south
lines of tho Southern Pacific In Tcv
ine lexas raiiroal commission re
n:sed to sanction this, however, and
tho deal was declared off. Tho crlg
l:tul project of buildings Its own nortjt
and fiouth lino through Texas now
has been taken up by the Rock 1st
and, nnd Is said to have been full
Santa Fc Oil Fields.
Vice-President W. 2. N'lx-.n of the
Santa Fe, who has been "i i:,o cltv
for several days, visited the Santa
Ke c mpany's oil ileld at Whocbr,
w.ilch Is near the city yest'i"v -nd
was well pleased- with tho prospects
tliero. Ho stated that onu well had
o'rendy boon put down but they had
an-ucK gus wiuoa mey could not uso
cb present, and as tac flow of gas was
sr htrong tho well was abandoned
and a now ono Is being put dlown and
ho Indications were fair.
sir. Nixon stated that the matter
of getting tho oil to Ardmore hail nnf
been considered yet. as tho llrst thing
do wns to. find It In sufficient nuan
Mr. Nixon left this afternoon
Ints north on hU special car.
To Sign Land Patents.
Fifteen hundred patents to Cho.
aw and OhIcka3aw lands aro In this
ty awaiting the signatures of the
gcvernors of tho Chlckaeaw and
Choctaw Nations. It was flrat ug
gtsiou mat tlio patents bo fdirni.il
ntly at South .McAloatoi. Cover
nor McCurtaln later lMtied orders to
-live tho patent sent to his homo in
vinto, tl is ii-jw believed tliat
Jovenior Mosely will sign In the
Chickasaw Nation, as there Is ome
mention ubout tho validity of nn
.olug tho deeds outsldo of his own
in. Miction, althougi Choctaw and
hlckasaw Intoroiru are hold in com
No dato Is sot for delivery of deeds
Whites' and Blacks to Mix.
Parsons, rKan., Aug. 31. J. R. Ran-
feon. presiding elder of the African
Hhodlst cllurch, today announced
t at ealfdidates for stato ofllcea who
(UfiiKj thO tiOgTO VOtO niutrt ntcilirn
li'itniBelve. to maintain mixed school
lor whllert and blocks. If the pledge
W n'fuswl, Rannon iiayw, a scparato
t ti;et will be idaced In' tlio field In
The Ahtiocintlon of KnHn- School
I.ards la tulvocaf ng tho oxtmilou
o ceparatb fcelwol privilege to clt
i no' in the first c'ass.
Tho tribal srhxl H)nttm In tin- In
mnn Territory has been augmented
this ywir by nn appropriation of
SiOO,0M) made by congrons for t.i
pttrixMO of strengthening the presont
sihooln, establishing now achoolH nni
ptovidlug for tho attendance at all.
o whlto children. In nil the towns
public itchools nr maintained by tax
ation, community directing Its own
vttm and paying tho oxpontw. It
Is etlmntid that ciiere are 100,fi00
school ichildren in tho torrltorj at
Two hundred newpapor are pu'-
I.Hheil In Indian Territory, of wlilnJi
twenty nre dalllw.
In 1903 them wore 630 fourth-class
I'ost(rtllcH In Indian Territory a
greater number than In one-Uilrd of
ti stutos lot Uie union ami fortv-flvn
presidential postodlcen. Slnco the
censitH of 1003, 250 iKwtolIlco hnvo
Indian Torltory hns h 232 bank
100 of which are na'IotuU itanks. All
have been established durinir the tvist
I yoars 7C during the iast two
snd a half years, which Is 0vo times
a many aa were ostabliahod In all
U e New Lngland states combined
and in exec of tho Increase la any
single state In Uie Union.
Stole an Overcoat
A negro crawled through tho win-
dr w of Ran Wobb's room night beforo
li-Ht and stole his overcoat and took
P. to Goldsmith's pawn shop. Tho ne
Mo told GoldsmiUi that n whlto man
wanted him to soil It for him and he
v anted a dollar for it. Mr. Goldsmith
taw that tho overcoat waa worth
about $20, so ho told tlio negro to got
tl e white man and ho would trado
with him. The negro picked up tho
overcoat and started off, but Mr.
CuldsmlUi became suspicious and
r.rdo him leave It till ho got tho
white man. Tho ne-jro left and lias
rot shown up since. Mr. Webb went
to tho pawn shop tnis morning and
got his overcoat
Abduction AMotmerit. '
An Oklahoma paper saya: Rich
ard, Georgo and Sam Mathews, brota
cis, envolved a scheme by which thoy
intended to secure nn allotment In
tho Creek Nntlcn. I'hey nbduclod n
13-year-old girl named Hmma Lester
from 1ier homo threo miles north of
.Viiskogee. It waa tlio intention of
tho trio to cast lots to see who should
irarry her. Wm. Lester, tho father.
pursued them so closely that they re
Irnsed the girl and Deputy Marnh-.il
rriOHi or tills district. located at Sal-
llsaw, capturol tho men nt Redmond,
near Fort Smith, and turned thorn
over to Marshal Bennett cf the West
em district Saturday
Ball Team to Comanche.
Tho Ardiuoro ball team left last
night for Comanche, whero two snmes
will bo played, today and Friday. Fol
Irwlng those games, the team will go
tc South McAIestor for four games,
plfiylng there Saturday, Sunday nnd
.Monday, a doublo-hender being nlav
on on Monday which Is Uibor Day.
MJsHWon Orantly. Who will Ho rj
rMombored for her excellent work In
"Hor Ixrd and Master" and "Tho Pal
ECO Ot ine King." Will nm.n t.nr
Southern tour oatly In October. Mnn
aj-er Dulchor is engaging one of tho
best companies obtainable to support
r.is popular star. i
Hon. Den II. Colbert was In tho cltv
today and stated that lie had rocoived
n tologram from Uie officials at Wash
Itgton rcnuostlng him to acaopt Uio
new jail hero for the government
Mr. Colbert will do m and have every-
thing fixed go ns to ue nble to mova
tho prluonons there In aliout ten days.
Managor James H. Holehor lias nur.
chnsod for bis popular sUr Miss Helen
Grantly, a sumptuous Pullman car
which she will uso on her tour this
season, opening early In Ooio)or
Miss Grantly will bo seen In a big
If a man is always chaperoned by
his wlfo ho ty pretty suro to meander
along in tho straight and narrow
When a bride's mother weons It
ciay bo because her daughter didn't
marry a man with. loss beauty and
A widow Is usually more particular
alout tho choice or n second husband!
ttan she was about tho first. 1
EAPERIMENT TO BE MADE CAR
RYING EXPERT LOACERS.
"ihe Train Will Havr a Gang of Load
ers With Foreman and Clerk Who
Will Be Carried From Station
to Station Save Time.
DenlMHi, Tex., Aug. 31. When tho
ction HOOKon opena in full blast the
V ssourl, Kansas ana Texas will try
an experiment by putting on a "cot
ton train," which It Is expected will
prove of great benefit to tho railroad
as well oa tho shippers. Tlio plan
vas devised by Superintendent of.
Transportation A. D. IloUiard. If tio
tilu proven sticcoasful It 111 proba
L y start a new method ot handling
cotton that will bo adoptoj by all
r;iid in the South when tho advant
ages are proved.
Hvory season at the small stations
t-jcro Is troitblo In getting tho cotton
loaded on account ot scarcity ot Ia
In odditlon to Uiat the cara aro
lardiy ever loaded properly, and
r-.uch valiuxlile spaco is lost wlwjn It
s greatly needod.
In lorder to do away with thoso
troubles tho cotton loading train will
bo put on. A regular gang of exnorl-
o'.ced cotton loaders under a compe-
Unt foreman, with n clerk, will bo
put on a train, provided with bunk
and dining car. Ttia train will bo
sent over tho line, btopswlllbo modo
at tho small stations whero cotton '.a
I Hod high, tho cotton will bo loaded
it to cara attached to tho train, and
It will move on. It Uio oxperimont
pravea Uie worth ot tho
tinln, and It Is bel'oved that It will.
t Is probable that ovnrv illvlnlnn will
rtvo tho train at work. It Is believ
ed by tho officials that ono-Uilnl of
Im spaco will bo saved by the load
ing gang, wlllch means' ' ar orio-thtnl
moro capacity In moving tho crons.
TI,o delay In equipment will also
count for a great deal and tho delay
to shippers will bo dnno away wlta.
Tho sweet girl graduate "who
liounds hor pillow until her poor old
mother has breakfast ready will Drovo
u great disappointment to some man.
Oil and Gas.
J. C. Abbott, Uio experlencod drill
can at Uio Santa Fo oil fields, uoar
Wheeler, was in thi city this' mora-
L-g. He Is hero for tho mirnoao of
securing supplies to enlargo tho
omp. Ho said tho work on No. 2
ull has been slow owing to having
t.- wait for the casing. Tho well la
row about 100 feet deep. Gas In No.
I has a groat pressure and Uio out
look for gas is more favorablo than
Tho largest derrick in the territory
lb situated at tbls- well.
Gas That Burns "f
A party ot gentlemen visltod tho
file well at C. II. Iidd's placo In
South Ardmore last night and maJo
a twt of it by running a rubbor hoso
about eight feet In tho water and
"topping up Uie nozzle ot tho hoso so
the gas could accumulato In tho hoso.
leaving It there for an hrur and a
lult; thoy wlthdrow (ho hoso and put
a lighted match to Uio nozzlo. caus-
li g tho gas to burst into a blazo about
t ur lnchoa long, flaring up and
quickly going out Mr. Laid roDeat-
oil Uie same thing this morning and
the some result was obtained.
Dr. S. S. Carr, president of tho
beard of health, and Policeman Mc-t'-o
inspoctod Uio buslnoss houses
from tho Cold Storage east to tho
V.'hittlngton hotel this morning br
an order from Uio mayor. Tfcoso
hulidlnga have, In tho wet season,
vter standing under thorn, and May
or Dick says that if at any tlrdo In,
tho future tho property ownorst
iK.culd desire to havo tho street In.
f-.unt of theso buildings pacd, which.
s wry probablu, that Eorno means
v'll have to bo found to keoD tho wa
if r from getting under the buildings.
Mako your arrangements to ontcr
. Selvldgo Business Collogo Monday,
Sept. Gth, tho oponlng ot tho fnll
term. A snocinl rate Is hnlnir mn,l
for that tlmo. Call at tho collogo and
investigate. If Interested. 2M3.