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ARDMORE, IND TEH.. KR I DAY EVENING. OCTOBKK M, 1)()4,
SUBSOTIION 500 PER MONTH
TWO AND HALF YEAR-OLD
KILLS BABY SISTER.
Remarkable Case of Infantile Crime,
Jealousy on Part of the Boy Is
Said to Have Been Cause of
Deed Victim 1 Month Old.
New York, Oct. 13. Jealous on tho
part of a boy 2V6 years old against
tils baby sister 1 month old, has led
to tho death of tho latter at tho hands
of the boy. The tragedy occurred in
the family of Nicholas Hoblnson at
Nyack. N. Y. Since the Ilttlo girl
came a month ago the boys has exhib
ited many times evidences of jealous
rage. When attempts wero mado to
interest him in the Ilttlo ono ho
frequently ran away crying, and onco
ho upset tho cradle. Finally he was
left alono for a few mlnutoH in the
room where tho baby lay asleep. Tho
boy was" playing with a small bronzo
statuette. Suddenly ho cried to his
mother, "Hurry, look at baby!" Sho
ran Into tho room and found the
statuette covered with blood; tho ba
by's skull had been fractured and she
was dead when tho doctors arrived.
U P. ANI)i:nSON. President
C. I.. ANDKHSON. Canlilur
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Ardmore, Indian Territory
Capital raid In $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 200,000.00
The nidi-si hank In Indian Territory. Accounts of llrms and IrdlrliluaU
aollcltrd upon the mull llbpr.il term eomlstont with Rood banking.
R. A. JONZ
J. A. BIVENS, President
DON LACY, Vice-President.
Surplus Funds 30,000.00
Accounts of flrmi and Individuals
W. S. W0LVERT0N & SON
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate, Abstracts
Tbi) larct'Ht nnil utronifBHt agency In the two territories.
Managers of Ardmore Abstract Co.
General AKentn II,lnoln Lllu Insurance Co, and United States
Fidelity and Ouarantj Company.
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK,
ARDMORE, IND. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability. : : : : : $200,000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. K. SMITH, President.
C. M. CAHPHELL, Vice Prts
LEU CRUCE, Cashier.
1, W. YOUNO, Parmer.
J. C. THOni'SON, lawyer.
At lcnst six bruises wore found on the
hend, nil of which were struck before
tho mother was called.
After tho Inquest tho coroner ml
"It la a rcmarkablo Instance of In
fantile crime. Tho boy evidently
thought he had been supplanted In the
affections of his parents. Tho latter
deservo great sympathy, but 1 render
tho only vordlct possible, that the ha-
by wns ktTIoil by her brother, whoso
tender ngo makes him Irresponsible
for the deed."
When asked whero his sister was
after tho burial the boy replied "Haby
Clovoland. Ohio, Oct. 13. In Imita
tion of a "real lynching," Arthur
Kuhn, a 5-ycar-old child, was tortured
with flro by older boys, according to
charges made in tho Juvenile court.
Ordinary sports palled on the young
sters. It was proposed that they
play lynchlug. Arthur was picked out
as tho victim. It was decided to
"burn him at the stake." The child
was dngged back through tho lot,
his (i lies wero torn open and lighted
mntthirf wero lioM to his baro flesh
and ho was badly burned. Tho child's
screams of agony frightened tho boys
and they scattered and ran.
Ono 10-year-old boy was arraigned
In the Juvenile oourt. Tho boy con
fessed In court that ho had held the
burning matches against ftlro other
boy's baro flesh.
n. V FIWNBLKY, Vice-Pros.
C S. MAl'PIN' A't Cashier
A. H. PALMER, Casnier.
FRED C. CARR, Asst. Cashier
solicited, Courteous treatoinut
R. A. JONES, Furniture.
SAM NOBLE, hardware Merchant.
J. R. PENNINGTON, Wholesale Her
chant. R. W. RANDOL, merchant.
INDIAN TERRITORY PRODUCTIVE
NESS STRONG FOR STATEHOOD.
Comparison With Other States From
This Standpoint and Also Its Pop
ulatlon Will Be Brought to
Bear on Congress.
A comparison of Indian Territory
with other stales from a standpoint of
production and from a standpoint of
population at tho tlmo other states
wero admitted is ono of the strongest
arguments for statehood which will
be brought to bear on congress this
winter when Indian Territory asks for
An nbstract of tho twelfth census
shows that In 1809 Indian Territory
produced 8.C4G.810 Jbushels of corn
more than Maryland; 13,273,820 more
than South Carolina; 23,398,370 more
than Florida; 25,972.840 more than
Delaware; 28,000,000 more tlian either
Vermont or Connecticut; 29,000,000
moro than North Dakota. Colorado, ;
California. Massachusetts or New ,
Hampshire; 30.000.000 moro than cith
er Washington, Utah. Montana. Ore
gon. Nevada. Idaho, Maine or Rhodo
Tho same year Indian Territory pro
duced 301.097 more bushels of wheal
than Montana; 333.210 moro than Del
aware: 1.186.471 moro than South Car
olina; 1,752,908 more than Nevada; 2,-
000,000 moro than either Washington,
Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts,
Rhode Island, Now Hampshire or
The samo year there was produced
In Indian Territory 1.C87.6SI bushels
of oath moro than In Vermont; 2,828,
200 moro than In Maine; 3,320,250
more than Maryland: 3,932,700 .more
than New Hampshire, and 4,000,000
bushel moro than were produced eith
er In Ix)uislana, Nevada, Massachu
setts, Ithode Island, Connecticut or
That season Indian Territory pro
duced some potatoes. Tho record
shows that there were -11,571 moro
bushels than Alabama raised; 72,933
moro than Oklahoma; 79,334 more
than Georgia; S3.1C5 more than lyitils
lana; 217,775 moro than Delaware;
231,973 moro than Mississippi; 205.
277 more than Nevnda; 400,253 moro
than Florida, and 370,127 more than
For tho year mentioned thu forost
products of Indian Territory exceeded
thoso of Delaware, Florida, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire,
Hhoilo Island or Wyoming. The valuo
of animal products exceodod tha states
of North Dakota, Now H-Miipshiro,
South Carolina, Wyoming, Iibha,
Utah. Florida, Delaware. Nut r da or
Rhode Island. -n(l the same season 1
Indian Territory had moro farms than
either of tho following: Colorado, Con-'
ncctlcut. Delaware, Florida, Idaho,
Massachusetts; Montnna, Nevada,
New Hampshire New Jersey, North '
Dakota, Oregon, Ithorto Island, Utah.
Vermont or Wyoming. In vnlue com-'
parisnn. the farm lands of Indian 'lor
rltory In 1900 wero $0,339,515 moro
than New Hampshire; $17".000,17l more
than Utah; $24,701,208 more than Wyo
mlng; $21,910,413 more than Idaho;
$38,252,551 more than Florida; $51,
438,901 moro than Delaware; $03,507,
780 moro than Novada, and $05,192,121!'
moro than that of Hhodo Island. '
Tho population of Indian Territory
In 1900 was 392,000. It is now ovor
000,000, Only ono state had a greater
population when It was admitted and
that was Virginia with 747,010. Only
four states havo been admitted that
had a population greater than Indian
Territory had In 1900, Thoy aro Vlr-'
glnla, already named, West Virginia,
with 410,000; Pennsylvania with 431,
373 and North Carolina wtih 333,751.
Those statistics will bo used In ar
gument for tho Immediate admission '
of Indian Territory to statehood as
soon as tribal government ceases
which will bo March 4, 1900, and will
bo as soon as a stato government can
bo formed and made operative.
COTTON SEED MEAL.
Cotton seed meal and hulls for your
10-tf ARDMORE OIL MILL.
IN WHICH THE RUSSIAN BEAR AP
PEARS TO BE CORNERED.
A Portion of His Army Cut Off and
Liable to Capture The Vlctor.ous
Japs Capture Thirty Guns and
Drive Russians Back.
Toklo. Oel. f3. Genoral Oku cap
tured twenty-live Russian guns, mak
ing a total of about thirty Russian chance or drawing of any kind," or to
guns which have fallen Into tho hands "8" thu malls for advertising or oiher
of the Japanese since the battle be- forwarding such acliemoa. WhMh
gan. or tho writer of tho nbove letter conies
7ho latest reports from tho notth under tills law tho poitotllee .Imparl
tell of continuous Japanese suecosses. ' uient will not attempt lo decide
Cho Foo, Oct. 13. Local Russians
confirm tho report that tho Russian
battleship Kctvlzan was recently hit
by n shell from a Japanese gun, but
say the damage done was slight. Two
sailors wero killed. Anotnor shell
hurst near the Russian gunboat Gtllak.
killing her commander and Injuring
Tokio. Oct. 13. Reports
from headquarters of tho Manchurlan
armies Indicates that tho Japanese
were generally successful In the tight -
Ing of yostorday and that, all thre6 of
tho Japanese armlus gnlned decided
The Japanese captured a total or
The operations designed to isolate
and surround the Russians ut Ben Tzl
Hu Is progressing favorably.
The number engaged In this strug
gic exceed tho forces which fought at
Uao Yang, The losses aro not Indi
cated but they unquestionably aro
Mukden, Oct. 13. Tho battlo south
of this placo continued throughout
Wednesday with over increasing fury.
In respect to despcratcness, bravery
aud bloodshed It far exceeds tho bat
tlo of Uao Yang.
Towards evening tho Japanese re
peatedly assumed the offensive,
contlnues with unabat-
ed fury and determination. It Is now
the fourth day ot the battle.
Toklo, Oct. 13. General Oyanin, re
porting from the Held Wednesday at'
lenioon. expresses satisfaction nt tho
progress ol operations and lighting be-
tween tho Tat Tso and Hun rivers.
The center nnd right of the armlos
made substantial gains.
Tokio, Oct. 13. It Is reported that
the Russians are retiring along tho en
tire front nnd tho Russian roreo at
Pen Hsu Hu probably Is enveloped.
Right moro guns havo been captured
by tho Japanese.
Toklo, Oct. 13. Field Marshal Oya-
ma In n message, says: j
"In an engagement at midnight, Oc-
tnhi.r 11. wn enntiinwl two field zuns
and eight ammunition wagonH.
Major-Gonoral Murul was wounded
and one colonel was killed."
SI. Petersburg, Oct. 13. Tho
office up to this hour declares no ad
ditional reports havo arrived from
the front. Tho report from Sakharoft
only brings the story of tho battlo up
to the evening of October 11, when no
derisive results hnd been obtained by
either side, although he makes tho
plain statement that tho Japunoso ha.l
... , ... .
assumed the offensive and that tho
RusKlans had not boon entirely suc
cessful In defending their positions.
The atmosphere at tho war oflico Is by
no means cheerful.
WANTED A WIFE.
Arizona Man Has Novel Plan Would tho oath of mco bclnK admlnlstoroU parent of tho child Is tho natural
Raffle Himself Off. I by hIef Justlco aar'and. and deliver- guardian, nnd that it would bo a great
, ,, . , ' . . od h's Inaugural address, which con- Injustice to tho Indian it tho Federal
Washington. Oct 13 -Who wants to talned two principal features. Ono of courts continue tho practice of ap
pay $1 for a chance in a man7 them rcConimonded that children born 'pointing guardians except In cxtraor-
has a gambling proposition to offer. ,,orn unt j90Si tho dAt0 of oxtlncton
knowing how tho element of chance o( u, trllml ROVOrnmont bo ni0wcd to
appeals to ovory woman. Ho hns'nnron tho aotmont. Tlio other
written to tho postofheo department.
ash.ug a ii .s against win .aw ...r mm
in pin iiiiiibuii up au u uuiiiii u uiiuucu.
Horo Is tho Iottor. but tho postofllcel
ofllclals rofuso to allow tho
name to ho mado public:
"Tombstone, Ariz., Sept. 28,
Assistant Postmaster General, Wuh
Ington, D. C. Dear Sir I wish to ask
a question In regard to the postal laws.
Would It be against the postal Inws
for mo to ndvortlse ami rathe myself
off There are so many men In the
Western states anil so fuw women I
havo doclded to raflle myself off, say
at 2.G00 chances nt $1 per chance, and
each woman buying a chance will gel
a number, anil the one drawing the
lucky number will Ret me, while the
money Is to start ua up In life. I wish
to advertise in tho l!atern papen,
and would receive the remittances
through the mnlls. Pletmo let nie
know IT tho law would object to ueh
Tho postal laws relating to the aiib-
jeci say u is uniawnii lo conduct any
jlottery, gift, enterprlno or scheme for
MinitttnitiiMi , IllUUtlJ III 111 Hliy
renl or personal properly by lot.
-S- -5- -5- 4-
Cage of Woodvllle
Miss Ethel Alrheart of this place woro
and left on tho 1
evening train for their future homo at
i Woodvllle, I. T.
Miss Mollie Peel Is hero from Aril-
more visiting her sister. Mrs. Rawls
Tito remains of Mrs. C. W. llendor-
on, who died at Chickashu Monday.
wero Interred at Wat placo yesterday.
! Tho oil. mill man reports drelllng to1
tho depth of 375 feet with no Intermit-,
tanco of tho wilid granite which 'ho
has been working for Iho last fifteen
Tho remains or Jim Smith, who was
killed nUShawnco Wednesday, arrived
hero yesterday and wll belntorrcd
this afternoon nt 4 o'clock In tho
Wynnewood cemetery under tho au-
spices of tho W. O. W.
Triple Tragedy In Texas,
Piano, Tex., Oct. 13 .V torrltilo ,no Indian Territory, within and for
triplo tragedy occurred about three t,lu Southern district thereof, to an
and ono liair miles east or Piano this SWL'r l'10 chargo of , nnd upon
nfternoon nbout 1:30 o'clock.
Will Cochrane, a blind man who has
been separated from his wlfo tor about
six weeks, led by his 15-ycar-old
nophow. called at his mothor-ln-law's nl"1 H costs of tho prosecution thoro
hoiise. Ho entered tho front room nnd for- "'"I that ho be committed to tho
called ror his wife. When sho sat United Stntes Jail at Ardmore, I. T..
,ow ,y Mm n0 Krn,i,e,i ),or stabbing
,er t0 ,ioath wjth n ,rl Tll(m
!n0ll 1Ia niotlior-ln law. Mrs. James
Skolton, 73 years old. tho widow of old
iJoo Skelton, docoasod. ihavlor for tho torm an.l DorioJ ot
I In some manner ho then deliberately and that such security bo
walked around tho house, twonty-flvo nx0(l nl dollars.
yards away, stuck his, dirk In tho! Now. thuroforo, If tho said
ground and pulled out a pistol, shoot-s,loU w,!l1 "ml truly keep tho peace
Ing bis brains out and dying Instantly. n,1'l shall bo of good bohavlor, anil
l Ills Ilttlo nophow ran and told nolgh- 'shall refrain from committing any
bors what had occurred. violation of tho laws In forco in this
! Cochrane leaves flvo children, tho Jurisdiction tor tho period or .
youngest G months old, tho oldest 10
w,r aml mothor-lll-law WCro lit
orally cut to pieces.
This Is ono of the most deplorable
tragedies that has ever occurred In
I tills viclnty.
Mrs. Cochrane wns nbout 31 yoars
Governor McCurtaln Installed and De
livers Inaugural Address.
Paris, Tox.. Oct. 13. Tho Choctaw
f'mtnnll linu lioon In cnuatnn n Wao1n
, . ' , "
lioma since Monday of last wcok. but
so far nothing has been done oxcept In session at Tishomingo after a snort
to ported organization. recess. It Is loarnod Uiat both tha
Judge Shoat was elected proaldont house and senate passed an act mo
ot tho senato and laaac Impson of ( morlnllzlng congress to pasa a law;
Jack Fork county snoaker of tho prohibiting tho nppolntmont of guard
liouso. Mans for Indian minor chlldron. Tho
Governor McCurtaln was Installed, ' memorial Insists, it Is said, that tho
snco September 2., 1902, and to bo
n f(nturo , Ul0 m,(,r(g8 contalll0(,
j n g.voa, (.0ndemtmtlon of tho alleged
Hall & mills havo Just received a
car of National stovea nnd rangos.
A PEACE BOND
NEW FEATURE IN CONNECTION
WITH ARRESTS OF GAMBLERS.
Must Give Bond That They Will Not
Violate Any Law at Least lor 1?
Thin morning thoro wero up bororo
JihIro Itohimlt aeveral pnrtiea charged
, with gaming The usual line of $10
and roils wan aaauaawl. Several pal,
their Hue, while three or lour wero
foned to go to Jail.
The newest feature in connection
with Iho arrests of persons who nro
charged with gambling Is that when
released on bond tho offender mast
take an obligation not to violate tho
law at least during tho next twelve
months. If ho does hu will bo re-arrested.
Thn bondsmen nro responsi
ble for the conduct of tho person vio
lating the law, or rather tho parties
tanking tho peace bond would havo to
pay tho full amount of It. For this
1 ' ,'" """"" aru "ilvl"
i-Ai-i;nuiiK mum. i no man sign
ing tho liond questions whether it is
gool policy to take the chance on Uo
morals of his friend or acquaintance
for the next year. The enforcement or
iho law will practically break up
gambling In tho Southern district.
Following Is tho bond In blank which
is now In use:
U'i110'1 States of America. Tho Indian
Territory, Southern District: ss:
K,,ow Al1 y These Presents,
tl,at wo as principal, and
: 118 sureties, acunowicdgo our-
H,!'V0H Jointly and severally to owe
and Indebted unto tho United States
of America In the sum of
,ars- '" '"vied of our goods and
''"nttels. lands and tenements, to tho
,ui0 of tll.e UnlledStatos,oA,mer!cs'.
Dated this dav of
Whereas, Iho said .
brought bororo mo.
'sloncr for tho United States court In
I conviction of tho said , R was
orclored that tho said
'Judged to pay to tho United States ot
America tho sum ot
lor " period of
i It was further ordered that the said
lo required to give sectn.'ly to
lt'l tll pmco and for his o d be-
ypar thou this obligation to bo
wld. otherwise to remain in full rorce
Taken anl acknowledged befon ino
tlllB day of 1904
United States Commissioner.
Rye, ulfaira, whoat and barloy.
E. D. PUOH.
G-lm Ardmoro, I. T
Protest Against Guardians.
Tho Chickasaw legislature is agala
Trust companies which havo been,
mnklng bonds for minors and hanullne-
their estates aro now going slow In
tho ranttop sInc0 courU
to approvo many of them.
COTTON SEED MEAL.
Cotton seed monl and hulls for your
10 tt ARDMORE OIL MILU.