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V, i 4o "Of '. I) VOLUME m f SIDNEY SUGGS, PROP. ARDMORE, IND. TEE., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANVAIiY a, 190G. 5CC PER MONTH; NUMBEfl 251 OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IW TERR,TORY--ASSOGIATEa PRESS REPORTS. iii hp" COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETS ELECTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE PRESENT YEAR. Reports of Officers for Past Year Read Showing This Dody to be in a Healthy and Prosperous Con dition Interest Taken. Sidney Suggs, W. C. Kendall, W. 1 Poland, D. Lacy, A. W. Dunham, W. P. Whlttlngton, W. A. Ledbcttcr, C. W. Baumbach Mayor It. W. Dick. Tho foregoing names Is tho person nel ot thu board or directors olectod at tho annunl meeting of Uio Ard moro Commercial club held at tho city hall last evening, Desplto tho Inclomcnt weather thcro was a fair attondnnco. A feature of tho meeting was tho Intense Interest manifested In Uio selection of tho board. It was agreed that Hvo and ac- tlvo workers woro needed on tho board of directors and tho men select ed last night nro among tho most In fluential In tho city, men who nro thoroughly nllvo to tho needs of Ard moro and who Intend to work unceas ingly In behalf of tho town. Tho annual reports of tno secretary and treasurer wero road. Tho report of Treasurer Bright showed that tno revenues of tho organization slnco last March amounted to $1178, and that 11012 had been disbursed, leav ing In tho treasury ?1GG ,wlth Decem ber dues to como In. Tho club Is freo from Indebtedness nnd Is In n flour ishing condition. Tho report of tho secretary dealt wltli Uio affairs of tho club, what It had accomplished during tho past year and Its work in general. Tho financo commltteo also report ed. Tho roports wero received, adopted and ordered filed. Tho election of tho officers was then held. Tho by-laws provided tho meth od of election and President Cruco appointed tho nominating committee, consisting of Sldnoy Suggs, W. P. Poland nnd A. W. Dunham. It was moved nnd seconded that Uio nominat ing commltteo constitute membors of tho board. Carried. After tho commltteo reported tho newly elected directors met In tho Mayor's ofTlco nnd selected tho follow ing officers for tho cnsalng year. Leo Cruco, president;" W. F. Whlt tlngton, First vlco president; Sam No hlo, Second vlco president nnd Perry D. Maxwell, treasurer. Tho directors selected rt. L. San dors, tho present Incumbent as sec retary of tho club. Tho officers wero ratified by tho club. President Cruco In his speech of ac ceptance was optimistic concerning Ardmoro and tho futuro work of tho club. Ho asked tho support of tho board and felt confident that much good could bo accomplished during tho coming year. Ho heartily thank ed tho meeting for tholr renewal of confidence In re-electing him pres ident. It was moved thnt tho Constitution ho amended so a3 to mako tho Pres ident of tho club ox-offlclo chairman of Uio board of directors. Carried. James A. Cotnor nppoarcd before tho mooting and urged that Uio Com mercial club start an agitation among tho Commercial bodies to induco con gress to pass legislation with refer enco to tho nllcnatod lands of tho torrltory. Tho chair appointed Messrs. J. A. Cotnor, O. T. Gregory and W. P. Poland a commltteo to confor with tho board of directors for action In Uio matter. Tho commltteo was glvo plenary power. President Cruco did not nnnounco any of the standing committees at tho mooting last night. After disposing of somo minor mat ters tho club adjourned. Fire at Loco. Loco, I. T.. Jan. 2. (Special.) Tho residence ot T. J. Clark and a portion of his household goods, was destroy ed by firo Saturday night. Tho origin of Uio flro Is not known. Tho loss was partially covorod by Insurance Evidence of Murder. Paris, Tox., Jan. 2. A Choctaw named Pattorson was found dead a row days ago on a brnnch cast of Grunt. I. T., with his hands tied bo hind his back. Physicians held a postmortem' examination and declared that death was caused by a wound on tho head, producing concussion of tho brain.' SHAKES ENTIRE DEPARTMENT. Police Commissioner Bingham As sumes Control of New York Police. Now York, Jan. 2. Gen. Theodora A. Bingham benmo poltco commission er of Now York City today and nt tho samo timo Wlllam McAdoo relinquish ed his badgo of ofllco. Bofore C o'clock the now commissioner had shaken tno entire department In a manner that was unmistakable At tho outset of his career ho had abolished tho vlco squad. Ho had ended tho career ot tho "Bhoefly" squno, tho organization of roundsmon who havo boon spying upon tho force. Ho had called for nnd had begun to Investigate Uio 300 trnnsfcrs made by Mr, McAdoo on Saturday, known as the olovonUi hour or "pot" trans fer. Ho had accoptod Uio resignation ot Thomas P. McAvory, first doputy commissioner. Ho had called for tho immedlato roslgnatlon of Thomas P. Parroll, sccpnd doputy, In chargo of Brooklyn. Ho had mado an "on tho level" address to his Inspectors and captains, which Is already historic In the department. A HORRIBLE DISCOVERY INDIANA TEACHER FINDS HUMAN BODY IN STOVE. Evidence of Hellish Crime and Mur der In a School House Effort Made to Cremate the Victim. Authorities Investigating. Mitchell, Iudlnna, Jan. 2. Evidence thnt a girl wns attacked and murder ed In the Greenwood school house, near this city, nnd cremated in the store, was found by Miss Eliza Mahan, tho teacher. Tho odor of burned flesh filled tho room when blio entered, and In the stovo thcro was a bunch of reddish hair. Tho room bore ovldcnco of hiv ing ben tho sceno of nn orgy the night before, Blood sJalns covered tho floor and In tin store -vere fo-md cn: set stays and pi'j ;ci f bono resem bling a human socket Joint. Tho au thorities aro making a careful Inves tigation. Thrco girls havo been missing in tho vicinity for several days, nnd samples of the hair have been sent to their parents for Identification. NEW MEXICO SNOWBOUND. Unprecedented Conditions Exist In That Territory. Albuquerque, N. M Jan. 2. After twolvo hours of steady snowfall ono of tho heaviest snows for many years now covers tho wholo of Now Mexico. Tho TTepth of snow vafles from several Inches on mcssas and In tho Hlo Grando valley to as much as five and six feet In the mountains. Tho con ditions aro unprecedented. Vbrk at camp No. 2. on tho Bclon cut off, Uio first camp in tho ruggeu Abo canon in tho Mazano mountains, has bpr stopped and several hundred men aro temporarily out of work. Tho snow In tho canon Is four foot deep. The snow In tho West Is causing much suffering among natives and Indians. "Roosevelt Jealous" Odell. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2. Advance sheets of "What I Know nbout Roose velt and Hlgglns," by ex-Governor Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., which aro now understood to bo in private circula tion, promise a natlonnl political bomb shell. Most amazing of nil theso rev elations Is tho explicit chargo by Mr. Odell that tho Iloosovelt war had Its genesis In tho president's personal Jealousy of himself. Odell shows Mr. Boosov'clt, stortly aftor ho becamo president, bitterly calling Odell to ac count becauso, as ho Imagined, Odoll had not contributed to mako tho Iloosovelt administration at Albany a brilliant regime. Nor Is tho reason for Uils outburst less Interesting than tho accusation itself. Odoll siya Roosovelt feared that tho popular ac claim which greeted Uio first two years of tho Odell administration would bring forward tho then govern or as n formidable candidate for tao presidential nomination In 1904. Zlonites Will Kill Cats: Chicago, Jan. 2. ZIon City nevwi will bo catless, savo for thoso fow treasured pots which aro kept closely guarded within doors. All strays and home-scorning animals nro to bo killed. Capt Walker of tho police department of Dowlo's city doclarod that Uio cats dostroyod tho birds and squirrels, car ried dlscaso germs and kept people awako with Uiolr yowling, and they would havo to go. So far as IMS' known Zion City Is tho first town Id tho world to attempt tq destroy tho household pets. ROOSEVELT DISGUSTED WITH ENTIRE POLITICAL SITUA TION IN TERRITORY. Department of Justice Will Take up Charges Against Luman F. Parker Jr. Territory Men Arriving to Give Testimony. Washington, Jan. 2. Tho charges against Luman P. Parkor Jr., whom tho president namo.i to he Judgo of tho Northern district of Indian Terri tory, will be taken up by tho depart ment of justice within a fow days. Tho substanco of th'eso rharges is that whou assistant to Pl'ny Sopor, who wns then United Stntes attorney for tho Northern district, Mr. Pnricor wns somewhat derelict In tho prosecution of men for selling Intoxicating liquors. I Tho chnrgen wero first mado by M. ; A. Harris of Wagonor and ho arrived In Uio city today accompanied by It. P. Blair, nn attorney of that place. Thoso gentlemen, It Is understood, , woro summoned to provo tho charges , that had been made against M'r. Par- ( n I WHEN WILL THE DEMOCRATIC I Q T PARTY DIE? J (The ftilloninc line flmr nppenreil In an AiknnnnH pnper rlsht years nco unci aro agulu bolnc published hy the paper ovor tho coutitrj) "When tho lion cnts grass liko an ox, And tho llshworm swallows tho whale, "When terrapins knit woolen socks, And the haro is outrun by tho snail. When serpents wall? upright liko men, And doodlebugs f)l liko frogs, When grasshopptit. .d on tho lion, And feathers art to and on, tho hog. ' When torn cats swhi in the air, And elephants voost on the trees, When insects in summer aro raro And snuff won't mako people snooze. When fish creep over dry land, And mules velocipedes ride, When foxes lay eggs in the sand, , And women in dress take no prido. When Dutchmen no longer drink beer, And girls get to preaching on time, When billy goats butt from tho rear, And treason no longer a crime. When humming birds bray liko an ass, And old cheoso smell liko cologne, When plow shares aro mado out of grass, And Southerners' hearts aro stone. When ideas grow in nil heads, And wool on the hydraulic ram, Then the Democratic party will bo dead, And the country won't bo worth a d When it snows in mid-summer And icycles hang on the trees Tho Ardmoreite will still bo Democratic And Ardmore's prosperity flaunt the breeze. lecjr and thoy havo brought a number of affidavits which they will present, to tho department of justice. Tlrao Is authority for saying that both tho department of Justlco and Uio president aro quite disgusted with the wholo political situation In Indian Ter ritory. It mny bo said also that somo who have heretofore had political In fluences nt the Whlto Houso will bore- after find their Indorsements moro detrimental than advantageous to thoso who present them as a recom mendation for appointment. P. Jj. Sopor of Muskogee and Judgo C. IJ. Stuart of SouUi McAlester arriv ed In Washington tonight. Doth of theso gentlemen nro favorable to Mr. Parker, and It Is understood that Mr. Sopcr Is also well armed with affida vits tqndlng to counteract thoso which will bo presented by tho opposition. New U. 8. Commissioner. Judgo D. F. Talbot's term of offlco as U. S, commissioner. In accordance with his resignation, oxplrcd Dec. 31. Ho vacated last Saturday, leaving for his homo In Kansas at once. In th-3 near futuro ho oxpects to mako hu homo In Seattle, Wash., whither tho News' best wishes follow him. Judgo Tnlbott has a worthy succes sor In tho person of Hon. U. G. Winn, the recent appointee, who has for mally assumed his official duties. Judgo Winn pledges himself to tin' enforcement of law and order In this district and solicits tho co-operation of nil good citizens. Ada Ncwa. WADSWORTH FOR SPEAKER REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NOMINATES HIM FOR SPEAKER. Odell Completely Kouted The Can didate of President Roosevelt and Governor Hlgglns Wins Out. The Campaign Ends, Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2. B. 11, Odoll, Jr., was compotely routed by Provi dent KooMvolt pud Governor Hlgglns In the Republican Assombly caucus tonlKht. In tho opinion of tho Rep ublican lenders, only the rcmovnl of Mr. Odell fiom tho chairmanship of tho slate commltteo remains to bo accomplished to offect his complete elimination from tho politics of tho state. Jnmos W. WadsworUi, Jr., who wns "suggested" by Governor Hlgglns for tho Speakership, carried tho caucus by a vote of 75 against 29 for his two opponents, J. May how Walnwrlght of Westchester nnd Kdwlu A. Morrltt, Jr., of St. Lnwroncc, Mr. Udell's ack nowledged candidate. Mr. Morrltt was Uilrd In tho contest, with only 14 votes to bis crodlt, whila Mr. Wain right received 15. Tho thrco candi dates refrained from voting. Mr. Odell's onomles assort that they aro In control of the Republican Stnto com mltteo, nnd that they can doposo him at any tlmo, Although Mr. Odoll Is mamrnm.ws n defiant nttltudo publicly, It Is known that ho has Indicated Ms willingness to glvo up tho chairmanship If ho is assured thnt ho will bo succeeded by somo man vvho Is not entirely hostilo to him. His offer has uot yet been accoptod and tho next movo In tho process of elimination may bo a CI mand from the state commltteo for his resignation. This result brings to a close ono of tho most Important Speakership cam paigns In recent years, characterized by nmrekd factional bitterness nnd somo unusual features. Mr. Wads worth' was not among tho candidates originally In tho field, but was pro posed by Gov. Hlgglns In a formal statement, and In addition to tho sup port of tho govornor and his friends, was regarded as having tho approval of President Itffj30velt. Thoro wa3 a heavy downpour of rnln Inst night. Hall fell for a fow minutes. This morning thoro wns a drop of several degrees In tho torn peraturo and- Indications nro good for a cold wavo. .Phono 78 for closed carrlace, nnj hour. Carter $ King. 13-lrn ATTACK DIG TRUST COMPANIES. Scathing Criticism Made Without Re serve by Bankers' President. Buffalo, N. Y. Jan 2. Alfred 11. Curtis, prolsldont of tho Now York Stato Ilankcis' association, created a sensation In tho annual meeting of Gro.ip No. 1, Now York Stnto llaiiltoru' association hero last night, by his criticisms of tho trust companies In the banking business with practical ly no resorvc. In Now York City, ho declared, tY trimt companies havo over n billion dollars on deposit, nnd less Uinn two per cent cash In their vaults. Tho last report of Uio trust compa ny banking, ho said, showod that ono largo trust company In Now York hnd nearly sixty millions of deposits nnd did not havo ono dollar of cash In lis vaults, although it had a bank nc count. Hosolutlons woro ndoplod urging nmondmonts lo stato lawo relntlvo to sultnblo reserve. The people who think thoy know It nil seem to got much moro satisfac tion out or 1 t'-aii thoso who do. AN ATTACK ON DEPEW RESIGNATION FROM SENATE TO DE DEMANDED. Connection with Insurance Company to be Used In Demanding Retire ment Piatt's Resignation May Alu be Asked For. Albnny, .". Y., Jan. 2. Senator Chnuncy M. Dopow's resignation from tho United States rflll bo demanded In a concurrent resolution which will bo Introduced In tho legislature tomor row by Senator Edgar T. Drackott of Saratoga. Tho resolution will reclto tho connection between Senator Do pew and tho Equltablo Llfo and will ask for his retirement. Senator Draokctt was ono of tho strongest supporters of former Gov. Frank S. Black In Mr. Black's canvass for tho sonato nt tho tlmo of Sonator Depcw's- election a ycr ngo. Nobody hero would bo surprls to hear that Sonator Depew had d "Idod to rotlro from tho sonato on account of his hcalthJLHo Is said to havo been much broken' by tho Insuranco lnovstlga tton and tho public criticism that hns been directed nt him. Whllo his closest friends horo as sort thnt ho has no Intention or re signing, they aro uneasy regarding his health. While Uio main attack will bo directed against Senator Do pew, It Is probablo that oUior resolu tions will bo introduced asking for tho resignation of Senator Piatt. ENROLLED AS CITIZENS. Ninety-One Thousand Six Hundred and Thlrty-Seven on Rolls. Washington, D. C, Jan. 2. A total cf 91.G37 persons havo boen enrolled as citizens of tho different nations composing tho five civilized tribes of Indian In tho Indian Torrltory, ac cording to tho roport of Uio commis sioner of Indian affairs at tho closo of tho fiscal year of tho govornmont. This number Includes only proved names that hnvo boon submitted to and passed upon by tho department ot tho Intorlor. Tho citizens nro classi fied ns follows: Choctaws by blood, 15,898; Choc taws by Intermarriage, 1467; Choctaw froodmen, 5254; children born to Choctaw citizens slnco Soptombcr 25, 1002, and prior to March 4, 1905, 1202. Mississippi Choctaws, 1235; Chlcka saws by blood, 495C; Chlckasaws by Intormarrlngo, C9i; Chickasaw frood mon, 4C95; children born to Chicka saw cltlzons slnco Soptomber 25, 1902, nnd prior to March 4, 1905, 518. Crooks by blood, 10,010; Creole freed mon, 5585; children born to Creok citizens slnco May 25, 1901 and prior to March 4, 1905, 163. Chorokces by blood, 32,004; Cherokeo frccdmen, 3, 982; Chorokco Dolawares. (registered Delawaros,) 19C. Somlnolo by blood 1309; Somlnolo frcodmpn, 857; Sqm Inolo children by blood born to Som lnolo citizens prior to March 4, HOC, 200; chlldron born to enrollod Som lnolo freedmon prior to March 4, 1905 93. Total 91,037. Only 1225 applicants for Identifica tion ns Mississippi Choctaws have compiled with tho provisions of law and been enrolled, 2474 applicants havo been npprovod. Tho Dolawares bor slnco tho register of 1807 was mado havo been enrollod on Uio reg ular rolls of cltlzons of Uio Chorokco nation as Cherokeo citizens of Dela ware blood. . Jealousy Is a tree that Is capablo of bearing fruit with very llttlo nutri ment. i TONKAWAS CELEBRATING GREAT REJOICING OVER ADVENT OF INDIAN BABY. The First In Three Years to the Tribe. The Tonkawas Are a Proud and Haughty Tribe, But Are Rap idly Decreasing In Number. GuUirle, O. T Jan. 2. Joy Isuneon flnod among tho members of the Ton kawa trlbo of Indians for tho reason that during tho weok a child was lorn to Railroad nnd Molllo Cisco, mem bers of tho trlbo nnd tho first Infant to mako Its nrrlvnl In tho tribe for thrw years. Tho Tonkawas who have been rapidly decreasing In numbers for many years, bellovo tho stork Is on?o moro friendly to them nnd aro Inclined to look upon the birth of tho Cisco child ns a promlso ot better things In tho future. Sovernl wcoks celobrntlon hns been plnnnod In hon or of tho bnby, for tho arrival of a son nnd heir to a king could not cnuso moro gonernl rejoicing throughout tho kingdom th m has Uils visit of Uio stork nmong tho Tonkawas, Whllo tho oarly history of tho Ton kawas Is wrappod In mystery a leg end oxlsts Uiat at nn early period Uio earth was covorod with mombors ot this trlbo; that a great flood cante and scattered tho trlbo Uio division? of which woro nover ngaln nblo to como togother. The homo or tho Ton kawa wns In tho Wichita mountain country which now constitutes Sou" western Oklahoma. At least, tho Wich ita mountnln country Is tho first au thentic location :o which civilization has traced tho TonknwaB, nnd to which tho oldest living mombors of tho trlbo dato back Uielr knowledge of their ancestral hnbltnt. Tho Tonka wa or Noz Porces rcBorvatlon, which Is mado up ot four townships adjoin ing tho Ponca nnd Otoo reservation in NorUiom Oklahoma, and whero tic tribes settled In 1880 unner tho lead ership of tho renowned Chief Josoph wns so thoroughly distasteful to thom that thoy finally, In tho arly spring of 1885, went to tholr northern homo In Montana, later locating nt Spauld Ing, Idaho. Only a fow of tho Tonka was aro remaining on tho Oklnhoma reservation. Elsie, tho oldest living Tonkawa In dian, remembers when her trlbo was a power In the land, when tholr vil lages spread throughout Uio Wichita mountain country nn I Into Toxia. Their hunting crouads wrs unmolest ed by whlto men nnd they rovn Uio plains In quest of tho buffalo and wild horso and tho braves of tho trlbo wero skillful In tho hunL In tho fro uont wars with oUior tribes tho Ton knwas woro usually victorious, and carried off many scalps to adorn tho walls of Uiolr wigwams and lodges. Elslo maintains thnt tho only por tion of tho human that was oaten by tho Tonkawas, at least In hor day, was tho heart. Sho says that aftor a bat tle tho braves would rcmovo Uio heart of somo fallen foo, who had shown great bravery In tho fight. This was roasted In tho flro and divided among tho wnrrlors, who ato It bollovlng that tho bravo spirit ot tho fallen enemy would bo Imparted to Uiom. To this day tho Tonkawas aro a proud and haughty raco, and aro giv en much to living within themselves. Thoy havo only of Into years Intor mnrrled with other tribes, and this was pormltted when thoy discovered tho alarming decrease In Uiolr num bers. Thoro aro now on tho Oklahoma reservation only fifty-four Tonkawas. TERRITORY POLITICIANS. Are Hustling at Washington and the Contests are Llvsly. Tho Kansas City Star's special cor respondent sends tho following dis patch undor a Washington datt line Indian Territory politicians with tbclr unlquo plans for enforcing par'" dis cipline havo succecdod In developing a most rompllcaVU nrd manual low. H. M'. Carr of Pauls Valloy who wants to bo fodoral attornoy of tho South ern district arrived In town today with a bundle of indorsements nnd an Inflnlto numbor of knocks. Mr. Carr hnd written sovoral letters, but thoso did not produco tho action ho had ox pectod and ho has como to conduct his campaign personally. Involved In tho mlxup nro all tho candidates for United States marshal as well as thoso for federal attorney with a distinguished bunch of foderol offlco holders who constitute Uio ox oxecutlvo commltteo of tho rpubllcart party In tho torrltory as tho contor of attack. A Double Tragedy. Lawton. Ok., Jan. 2. Mrs. William Goodknlght was shot and ktllod at hor homo on a farm noar Duke, Ok., yesterday. Hor husband, William Goodknlght, according to evidence brought out at tho coronor's Inquest, Is responsible for hor death. Tho bul let struck MrB. Goodknlght In tha hoad and instantly killed hor. Mrs. Dunn, mother of Mrs. tfoouknlgkt, win was In tho room, ran" out and scr-?amod rev holp, but boforo anyono could get to Uio houso, It Is said, Goodknlght stopped Into an adjoin ing room and blow his own brains out. Goodknlght was a man of 25 yeara and his wife wai but 15. Thoy ha bocm married but six months.