ARDMORE, INI). TER.. MONDAY KVENLNG. JANUARY 1(5, 1()5
SUBSCRIPTION 500 PER lONM
MUST BE OPENED UP ON ALL
All Allottees and Farmers Who Have
Land cn -Section Lines Mutt Open
Public Roads Owner Wll Lose
Amount Inoluded In Road,
The United States Indian ugent has
just received on order from tho do
jtartniont of tho Interior to notify all
allottees nnd farmers who liavo land
on section lines that tho public roads
must bo opened up on said linos. Tha
sarao order has boen Issued before,
but It has not been unforced oxcept
In specific cases, where citizens In
slstod upon It, because of the damago
tbnt would have resulted to crops.
This excuse will not hold now and
this winter all section lines wilj havo
to bo oponod up. Tho law provldos
that thcro shall be a public road on
every section lino In tho Croek Nation
nnd these roads are to ho thn-o rods
wide, whllo In the Cherokee Nation
thoy aro but two. In each nation tho
L. I'. ANDKK80N. Prenlilont
O I.. A.NDKHHON. Cnablitr
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Ardmore, Indian Territory
Capital Paid In $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 200,000.00
Ttie oldeat bank In Indian Territory. Accounts ot BrniH ami ludlvMuul
ftnllcttod upon the mutt liberal terniH oonMMent with irooil banking.
R. A. JONES
W. S. WOLVERTON H SON
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate, Abstracts
The tartest nnd atrontraiit aiconcr In the two torrlti)r.
Managers of Ardmore Abstract Co.
Utnersl Agent IljInoU Life Insuranoe Co. ami Unltml Htatnt
PhWllty nnd Ouarnntr Companr.
J. A. BIVENS, President
DON LACY, Vice-President.
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Accouuts of. firms ml in lividuuls solicited.
Courteous treatment accorded to all alike
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK
ARDMORE. IND. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $20f jOO.OO
We Conduct a General Banking Business ff r You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
r R SMITH, President. It. A. JONES, Furniture.
r M CAMPBELL, Vice PresS SAM NOBLE, Hardware Merchant.
LEE CKUCIi. Cashier. J. R. PENNINUTON, Wholesale Her
n V YOUNG, Farmer. chant.
C. TMOrtPSON, Lawyer. R, W. RANUOL, HerclianK
allottocH owning llio land have to loj'i
nil that Is Included In tliu road.
Tho weather moderated considerably
yesterday, much to tho delight ol
itany. Whllo tho weather was cold
' It was nothing compared with tho fo
ments In tho northern pnrt ol the tor
rltory, where tho thermometer wont
to 3 dogrces below zero nnd snow cov
ered the ground to a depth or three
, In Vlnlta two brick bullilliiRM col
lapsed from tho weight of lco on the
roof. There was a great deal of suf-
1 forlng In that section of tho country.
It would seem that wo havo no com
plaint coming when wo compare
So far as can ho learned thoro was
' no loss to livestock.
Judgi OicKcrsot, hold a spoclal
term of court this morning for tho
purpose of Inquiring Into tho sanity of
Ilonry High. A Jury of twolvo mon
adjudged tho Bubjoct "mm compos
montls," and ho will bo takoa to an
asylum In SL Louis whoro tho gororn
ment has arranged to caro for tho
Insano ot tho territory. Tho domontod
man is somothlng oror 3G yoara of
ago. Ills prosont condition is attribut
ed to a blow on tho hoad rocolvod from
a falling cJilmnoy sovoral yoars ago.
It. f. FUKNBI.KY. Vice Pre.
(H, MAVriN' Af't rhlfr
A. H. PALMER, Caihter.
FRED C. CARR, Ant Cnhlsr
HOGS MAKE HIM MONEY.
Raiser of Pork In Indian Territory
W. T Wnrron of llerwyn, I. T., tells
a good story of his success of raising
hogs wl;h profit I In lias 1,200 acres
of land in hog-proof fence pastures,
thou fill ho has rented this farm and
moved to town to bo nblo to give his
c.hlldron the advnntnges of an educa
tion. Tho hogs ho had on tho Fort
Worth market were raised on alfalfa,
nnd were thrown a little corn once a
week. Cowpoas wore planted In the
cornfield, and when the com was gath
ered tho hog.i wore turned In. ThU
kept thorn In good condition, nnd a few
weeks before bulng loaded out lor tho
mnrkct they wore penned nnd put on
corn feed. "Not more than three
bushels of corn a hoad linn bceu fed
to them," said Mr. Warren The"
hogs were about 9 mouths old and
averaged 184 pounds.
"Hogs fed on alfalfa aro always
ntulthy," Mr. Warren answered.
There Ih a good profit In hogs, even a;
I centB, as long ns you can keep dis
ease from them. I can take ff00
and start raising hogs on n smaM
fn'rm, nnd another man ran tnko ?f.
000 nnd go to raising cattle on a
1,000-acre farm and ut tho end of three
yoars I will show moro clear money
Uian tho cattlo ratsor.
"There aro hundredh of thousand!'
of acres all over Texas, especially In
tho southern and southwestern parts
of tho state, whoro alfalfa can bo
raised oqunl to any place In the world,
and with alfalfa anil fair Intelligence
no fanner can fall to mnko money .n
tho hog buslnoss."
Mr Warren's knowledge ot hogs
was "plckc1 up." He was clerking
In a store, when one day a tanner
rame In with four sows, eighteen plgf.
nnd four shoats, which were offered
for $2fi. As this was less than ft a
head ho considorcd It good Investment
and bought them. Thoy woro fod on
slop nnd other cheap feed, nnd when
sold netted $202. This led him to uo
lleve that hogs were money-makers,
and ho mado a study of them, Increas
ing that lino until he became ono .if
tho largest hog raisers In Indian Ter
ritory Fort Worth Hecord.
Measure to bo Proposed In Oklaho
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 15. A
bill for tho establishment ot a com
pulsory school law will bo Introduce
ed at tho coming legislature. Super
intendent K. S. Vaughn, ot Oklaho
ma City, has boon working on tho mat
ter, and has about comploted IL Tho
tho ages ot 7 and 1C, rosldonts in tho
territory for six monthB In tho yoar
whcio tho torm ot school contlnuos
for that porlod, shall bo obliged to
attond BChool not less than twclvo
weoks during tho yoar. Children ovor
14 years ot ago who aro rog'ularly em
ployed, and upon whom others do
pond for maintenance, aro oxompt
Chtldron attending parochial or pri
vate schools, nlso do not como under
'tho provisions of tho proposod law,
although tenchora of Buob) lnsUtui
tlons are required to keep a record of
tho attondanco of each pupil, and
submit sanio If roquostcdto do so.
Parents or guardians of chlldron who
fall to comply with tho law aro sub
IJcct to a flno of not les than live or
more than twonty-flvo dollars.
A foaturo ot the bill that is some
thing out of tho ordinary, but Is a
r commendable one, provides that a
Ispoclal school shall bo malutnlned for
nunlls whose deportment might
bo dangerous to scholars of a higher
moral standard ot othor schools,
county superintendents ot each coun
ty will bo required to act as a truant
officer for tho rural districts, nnd it
will bo up to thorn to eco that thu
law Is euforcod.
Women aro bo quoor that when they
aro dying to marry a man thoy will
reject his proposal so as to bo able
to bo ood and miserable until ho asks
i Dr. F. I', von Keller was called to
Tishomingo yostorday to see John 1L
J Dexter of this city, who has been sick
for some llttlo time. Mr. Dexter la
I suffering from fever.
! Tho llttlo child of Mr. and Mrs. Sa.M
I Harding, who Is sick with diphtheria,
I was roportod to bo no bettor at press
!hour. G&lnosvlllo Hosporlan.
During tho noxt olght weoks wo will
' hend you tho Weekly Knnsas City
I Star and tho Weekly Ardmorelto, ono
lyoac each, for $1. Send totlny
Jits provisions displeasing to
(Vested Interests View the Measure
! With Alarm and a Strong Effort
Will De Made to Defeat It.
Hope Will Not Become Law.
Indian Territory Is vitally luloroMt
et In tho Stewart bill, nnd tho Interest
Is not confined to any particular tec
tlou. Reports trom many places Indi
cate that the provisions ot the act aro
w.ry displeasing to tho people. The
vested Interests view thu measure with
alarm, and step. It Is said, will be
taken at once to defeat tho bill. It
lb Improbable that tho measure can
jbeconji ii law before congress ad
journs on account ot tue snort session.
This is tho hope of many who are bit
ter In their opposition, yet there Is a
bar Unit rongntss limy take favorublo
action ou it. The fear naturally
arises from thu fact thai the national
body must muko sumo provision tor
the future guidance of Indian Terri
tory. The official existence of tho
Dawes commission will soon lie ut an
end. Through congroeolouul action
the commission expires .Inly 1. Hut
I its wiping out does not end the work
! for which It was originally created.
I While It Is apparent that the Dawes
i commission has net tied the most Im
port aM questions affecting tho wel
fare of the territory, and brought It
cut of tho chaos of uncertainty and
developed civil conditions, thu tact
I remains visible that thoro tuo many
Questions of Importance to the tribes
that must bo settled; that the end will
only be consummated when the Indi
vidual Indian Is given his allotmen'.
nnd Innd complications havo dlsap
1 petircd. There aro also odds and ends
that will need attention. There may
'arise complicated propositions, but
i nothing on thu surface Is Indicative ol
; breakers ahead, unless It Is the Stow
'tirt bill, which Ih now pending and
which commercial luterosts aro hit
torly opposing. This law, In tact,
'shuiws tho future policy of tho people
ot this country. It Is intended prl
! inarlly to sliapo tho affairs of the llvo
civilized tribes when tho Dawes coin
slou will havo dlssolvod aud full pro
Ulslon Ih mado for tho continuation or
rather the winding up of tribal matters,
but on a scale so entirely different
that surprise Is expressed among
those familiar wlUi tho situation, Uint
such a radical departure from
the present system in voguo,
would ho endorsod by tho interior
department otllclalH as tho best and
most practlcnl remedy for tho rod
man. the sottlor .the commercial and
rorpornto Interests ot tho territory.
j Whllo Indian Territory has boo.i
hirlvlng for tho past threo years to
lift restrictions on alienated lands,
nnd when tho chances scorned bright
i P nppoaring that the Utile bill would
receive favorable consideration, tho
Stewart bill was introduced. Tho
two bills nro distinguished by their
! radical differences. Ono would give
the settlor tho opjortunlty to pur
chnse land outright, tho othor con.
tnlnB restrictions that settlers are try
ing to oscape.
One provision of the Stewart bill
provides for thu purchiuo of land by
ithe actual settlers. It requires a
'permanent residence of live years on
the land beforo titlo can bo acquired.
I The Mrttlor Is glveu that length ot
time to pay for It, but ho cannot hope
r(.r title until tho terms ol tho act
havo boon compiled with.
It Is pointed out that farmer will
r.ot purchase land In a country whoro
they must wait this length of time to
become tho ownor; conditions are toa
uncertain. With statohoo.1 the ordor
of things would neconsarllyy havo to
bo changed. It Is stated that, lu the
event of statehood, there could be no
taxation ou tho land or at loam live
years. Whllo tho sottlef Is In actim!
possession for the number of yearn
'stated, however, ho cannot be taxed
j until ho acquires absolute title. Tho
.burden ot taxation, It Is said, would
fall on Inhabitants of Incorporated
towns. Those In possession of Intor
mnrrled surpluses could nlso bo taxod.
This would bo tho extent of tho taxa
tion and tho drain would causo n hard
ship on many nnd affect imslm-i- con--tltlons.
It U ald that with the Step
'art bill in operation the law could not
.'I- i hanged, even with s'atnhoixl. wilii
eui causing the prospective ouiurs
of the soil, financial 1om.
The bill crenteH tho olllt'.' f a .
I erluteudeut of uftnirn In Indian 1 ct
rltory nnd make his power autocratic
with his Jurisdiction. He will take
1 the place of tho Dawes commission
, In an effort to wind up matters lu this
ci.untry, aud also rtwuljtiirt affairs bo
' tvH?n uou-cltlzens and Indian wtie.e
ever neeoswiry Tho extent of his
power gUes him tho right to Inquire
'into all past deullugtt of tho Indiana.
All contracts. for future lousing r
siile of tho Indian lands are declared
(void by tho bill and their Introduction
Into any court forbidden,
i This Is one of tho features of tho
jlilll that the .commerclul Interests
I have bitterly assailed. The bulk of
the Innd In tho Chickasaw Nation ha.i
been leased for a period of live years
and the farmers are developing the
country rapidly. .Many have placed
, tiMn tho land "vrtnanent and lusting
, Improvement.. The merdhauts de
pend nlmnst entirely upon tho country
I I ratio for their source of revenue.
Muny of those leases will hkhi ox
tplto. Without a renewal of tho limit
lease, which lannors cannot hoixi for
under the term of the Stewart not, the
effect can be readily mou. U will bo
the means of driving out a large nuui-
I Iter of tillers of the soil who had hop-
led that they could purchase the land
iouirlght at Mme rut tire time, or when
laud restrictions were removed. To
i deny the farmers the right to renew
lensiit prior to the advance of land
purchase, It Is said, will havo a disas
trous effect on tho business Interests
;ot the territory, ns well us causing the
i occupant of tho laud hardships.
Judge llosen Townsend once gavo
I" as his oplnlun that allotment wns
lone ol the main remedies for Uie Ills
jot the country, and his theory has
proven correct, for since nllotment the
country has advanced.
, Kqual In Importance to tho allot
, ment of the lands Is tho removal or
I land restrictions which observing men
claim Ib the most feaslblo plan tor n
condition of cortnlnty which Is suro
u follow tho purchase of tho Indlnn'n
I land by the settler. Tor this reason
the Uttle hill Is being generally ra
vored, while the Stewart bill Is being
opposed, ami It would seem ns between
the two measures, the commercial
j Interests have o Just cause of com-
' It Is Hiild that the Utile hill will
! pave the way for tho speedy develop
jmenl or Indian Territory. The slroug
I endorsement or It lies In the lnot Unit
It absolutely removes restrictions ami
. land titles absolutely suro.
Under the Stewnrt bill, ns has been
utnimi. thu farmer must live In a
section for llvo years, whether ho likes
J IL or not, beforo the land la tits.
I in tho meantime tho Dawes Com
! mission Is golug uhead with Its work
getting matters In shape for tho pro
i posed change. Congress ha sdoclarod
I that the commission shall not exist
j after July noxt.
COMMERCIAL CLUD NOTES.
1 Tho Ardmore Commercial Club mot
! In tho club rooms at tho Whlttlngtou
(n.otel Saturday night. Sidney Suggs
was elected temporary president and
! 71. W. Dick temporary secretary.
I Tho by-lawu woro adopted and or
j A board of directors .will bo elected
I at the next meeting, which will be
held Thursday evening at 8 o'elocu
; In the club rooms.
J Thw now club rooms at the Whlttlug
ton are tho boot tho club has over
enjoyed. The lloors aro nicely carpet
I oil and the furnlturo Is oxcellont and
l: abundance. Tho tables wilt ho sup
j piled wltlt tho latest literature and with
jcoplos of several dolly papers.
At tho meeting Saturday night tho
, Kansas City Journal piAplo wero
tMHinnt and stated lii detail their ob
ject lu making a tour of tho two ter
ritories. The matter was conslderot
'of enough Importance to call
in mass .meeting at tho United Statei
courthouse tonight to moot the visit
I ors. It is desired that all who aro In-
terested In the growth of tho town no
. "Princess Chic" Company,
j Manager Gallia of tho Gainesville
I opera house has secured tho "I'rln
: cess Chlo" Opora company for Friday
night, January 20. Tho company Is
composed of sovonty people and the
opera Is ono of tho most tunoful that
'b; being produced. A number of
! Ardmoro peoplo will attend tho per
Tho biggest bargain counter ot tho
world for womon Is tho altar.
CONGREUS OF LABOR UNIONS TO
DC HELD IN MARCH.
Every Labor Union In Twln-Territo
I rles to De Represented In Musko
i flee Most Blgnlficant Pollt-
leal Move Originated.
There will be nillnj a labor conrivu
tlou or congrmM In Muskogee for the
latter purl of March to which every
labor union lu Ixith thu territories
are expected to send representative.
hihI at that time there will be tormel
a plan for tho puritose of protecting
union labor lu tho future constitution
ul work of the two territories wuo.
they como In as a state. This Is th,
greatest significant jxlll Ural move that
hits boon organized In Indian Terr,
lory for some time. 11 shows that
union labor proposes to take a baud
In the future politics of the country
and that It proposes to be thoroughly
organized. This Is the working out
of tho new imlltlcal party cumposod ox
cluslvoly of union labor men formed
lr this city mime time ago, when n
was announced thai a local orguut
zatlou would take a part in the future
politics of the city. It Is expected that
there will be 3,000 delegates at the
convention.. They will represeul U
bor organizations of every kind In Uie
The promoters of the plan slate
that they, want certain organic lnwu
In tho new state when It couich lu
which will gio assurance that tho la
bor Interests will bo protected. They
further state that thoy propose to be
perfectly organlzod In every town In
thu two territories when a constitu
tional convention H called aud that
they will see that delegates who are
opposed lu their work anil their Inter
ests aro not elected as members or
this convention, so ImiHirtnnl lu its
bearing uion the now state.
At tho March mooting thoy will for
tnulate such clauses as thoy think
will proteet tliolr Interests and tho
ci.ndldates for election to tho consti
tutional convention will bo a-sked It
thoy will support such constitu
tional provisions beforo Uiey will my
cure tho labor vote. Tim Injunction
law, the flhou flaw unit othew np
peal to the workingmnn and they will
devote especial nttentlon to these nud
other similar matters that will offect
the mau who boars a union latior
card. It Is not llkoly Uint there has
ovor been a state admitted to tho un
ion wlioroln the labor unions hart
such a strong hold as they have lu
Oklahoma aud Indian Territories.
Orank Lemon Extract.
! Dili llalnes, a fanner ot the Dixie
I community, has been missing slnco
Mast Friduy and his friends are scour
ing Uie country und usiug Uio lolo
i phone wires in search of him. He
wan In Ardmore Friday und one of the
searching Jrty, C. I. Wlutleld ol
i Keller, stated that ho was drlnlUtiR.
jTliat ho had drank n half dozen bottles
lot lemon extract. Crnzod by excessive
drink ho began wandorlng around.
1 Ho was last seeu In tho south part of
the city whore hu presented a pitiful
j sight. Having fallen, his face wns
'badly laceratisl und ho was bleeding
from both ears. Tho searching party
'de not exiHiCt to find him alive.
The Morey Stock Company.
Tho Moroy Stock company who guve
comploto production!! at popular prices
will open a week's engagement at the
opora house on Monday, January 15,
i presenting tho great comrdy drama.
I "In Dixie au. Tho Moroy Stock
Jcompauy produce no o'd and worn
'out plays under i.ew titles, but pre
sonU n vnrled tin) ot productions nev
er before seen nt populur prices. The
press and public nro loud in their
pt alscs ut this company, and it is
said that tho show h oven stronger
than last season. Tho Moroy Stock
company niakoH no promises but what
It keeps, Kuarnnteos each nnd ovory
performance, and promises onjoyment
to Its patrons. Miss I.uolla Morey
heads tho organization and Is support
ed by n compotent cast. Prices 25 and
an conts. Soason tickets $1.75. Seats
on salo Saturday ut Bonner's. For
Monday night Indies' freo Boats may
bo roaerved beforo C p. ni.
Grass widows inalto vory poor lmy
0,-cn when tho sun shines.
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