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ARDMORE, INDv TER., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1G, 1906 I SUBSCRIPTION 50C PER MONTHS " NUMBER 2G2 VOLUME XLT. ' mm !iinn. dddd . U UIILI UUUUt'i I IIUI . ) THE SPIRIT OF SEQUOYAH SENDS A VOICE FROM THE TOMS. WOULD YET LIVE. Baker of Muskogee Now at Washing ton Working on the Hopeless Task of Double Statehood. Draws Comparisons. Washington. Jan. 15. (Special) Thoro Ib no denying that thuro romaln quite a number of advocates of dou Wo statehood for Oklahoma and Indian Territory and of this number there nro some representative men tit the national capital. Prominent anions those Is Judge II. G. Baker of Musko gee, who was chairman of tho cam paign commltteo In taking tho recent vote of tho state- of Sequoyah on the adoption of a constitution. There Is no doubt In the Judge's mini thn: tho population of Indian Territory In large enough to Justify tlip admission of Indian Tcrrltoiy as a slnglo stato He says theio are today within tho territory 1,000,000 people, and then de livers a knockout blow to that old chestnut of senatorial representation from tho southwest by showing that tho bIx states of tho southwest, name ly Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Scquoy all, Oklahoma and Texas had ovor 10, 000,000, while tho six states of tho northeast, that Is, Maine, Now Hamp shire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Con necticut and Rhode- Island had only 5,500,000, so that lack of population was no argument at all against, this Increased representation In tho sen ate from tho southwest. "Klther Oklahoma or Indian Terri tory," said Judgo Baker, "has a pop ulation larger than sixteen states al ready In tho union. Either has more than four times as many pcoplo as tho average population of the states admitted Into tho union In tho last 100 years. Tho average size of Okla homa and Indian Territory Is 34,660 squaro niTlC3, whllo tho average slzo of the states cast of tho Mississippi river is 32,884 squaro miles. Sequoyah Is about as largo as Indiana and Its taxablo property will reach $400,000, 000. Tho right of Sequoyah to statehood, however, should not depend upon tho political complexion of tho communi ty and It should not on partisan grounds bo denied tho rights guaran toed by tho treaties of tho United States, which had In numberless In stances guaranteed to Indian Terri tory Independent statehood. Tho most recent expression of this sentiment Is found In the Choctaw-Chickasaw agreement an It appears In tho Cur tis act of June 28, 1898, whereby tho ChoctawB and Chlckasaws wore In duced to allot their lands by tho prom Iso of nn Independent stato of tho lands then occupied by tho Flvo Civ ilized Tribes. Tho Dawes commission was sent to tho Indian Territory to negotlato those agreements and tho act authorizing them expressly stat ed on Its faco that thoso negotia tions wore proposed with n vlow to tho erection of a stato of tho lands occupied by tho Flvo Civilized Tribes. This was subsequent to tho organi zation of Oklahoma In 1893 and tho commissioners of tho United States, led by tho vcncrablo senator from Massachusetts, Hon. Henry L. Dawes, mado flvo soparato propositions to tho Flvo Civilized Tribes, proposing to them that if thoy would agree to allot their lands and glvo up their tribal governments congress would estab lish an lndopendont government over tho lands then occupied by tho tribes. Of course, tho United States can re pudiate any contract It might mako, but I do not bollovo that congress will willingly do so, Jf tills matter is clearly understood." President Will Not Interfere. Leavenworth, Kas., Jan. 16. Advices received at Fort Leavenworth from Washington state that tho president declined to Interforo In tho findings of tho court martial caso of Lieut. Sldnoy S. Burbank, recently sontoncod in tho Philippines to flfteon months Imprisonment and dismissal from' tho army. Snow In Mississippi Valley, . Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15. Snow, with tho temperature abovo freezing, fell today ovor tho Mississippi valloy, from South DaTrota to Kansas. Slight intqrfercnco is roportod with railway tmfllc In Nebraska, and interruptions to. wjres In' Missouri and Nebraska. JUMPED FROM TRAIN. Strange Actions of Unknown Man on Katy Flyer. Temple, Toxns, Jan. 1C. Particu lar - of tho strnngo antics of nn un known passenger on tho southbound Missouri, Kansas & Texas passenger train last night wero related hero up on arrival of tho train crew. Between Waco and Tcmplo nn unknown man who was a passenger gavo Indica tions of Insanity and suddenly leav ing his seat proceeded to make such belligerent movements as to create general alarm among the men. Tho man seemed to chango Ills mind, how over, and made his wny to tho rear platform of tho car, whero ho encoun tered the brr komnn. Grappling with tho surprised trainman ho endeavor ed to hurl th 3 latter from tho car, but tho attorn ;it was unsuccessful. After struggling in the dark on tho swaying platform for somo minutes, tho nsallant without warning released his hold and Jumped off Uio train Into tho darkness. Tho train wns Immedi ately stopped nnd backed up to tho placo where tho man Jumped and ho was taken on board In nn unconscious stato and put off nt Endy for medical treatment. The ldentltyof tho man could not bo learned, but It was tho opinion that he had probably receiv ed fatal Injuries. MUTINEERS RESCUED LOSS OF AMERICAN SHIP RE COUNTED BY THE CAPTAIN, Day and Night, His Life Threatened, Captain With Revolver In Hand Compelled Crew to Stand by Ship Until Help Came. New York, Jan. 1C. Tho American lino steamer St. Paul, which arrived tonight from Southampton and Cher bourg, brought Captain Androw of tho bark Edward L. Mayborry. which was abandoned at sea Dec. 15, when twen ty miles east of Cape Hattcras. Then men of the Mayberry's crow wero res cued by tho American bark Statla and landed at Havre. According to Captnln Shoppard, his crew was for four days In practical mutiny. When tho Mayborry becamo unmanageable Dec. 10, tho crew of ne groes collected a barrel of water, somo pork, flour and beans nnd car ried them to tho top of the deckhouse. Later four negroes declared that thoy wero going to desert tho ship. Captain Shoppard pulled his revolver nnd nn nounccd I'.iat ho would shoot tho first man who attempted to tnko tho boat "On tho night of December 12," said Captain Shoppard, 1 know they had decided to murdc. inc. They contlnu ally followed my movements, keeping as near as possible. I did not get n wink of sleep, but sat and watched them as best I could, revolver In hnnd. You can Imaglno our position whon I tell you tho sea was continually making a sweop ovor us." On Decombor 14 thoy wero rcducod to ono small bottlo of water nnd this ,tho captain guarded. On December 15 thoy wero sighted by tho Statla, bound from Honduras to Havre. Tho vessol ran too near tho bark alid tho captain signalled that It was too dark for a rescue, but that ho would stand by during tho night. On tho morning of December 1C thoy were taken off, AT WO"RK FOR HUMPHREY. Stlllwell Russell Trying to Enlist Sup port of Jewish Element for Him. Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. (Spe cial.) Stlllwell H. Russell of Ard more, Is hero and Is trying to enlist tho support of tho Jewish cloment, in favor of tho appointment of James Humphroy as successor to W. B Johnson. Millionaire Guilty of Perjury. Chicago, Jan. 15. Edwar4 II. Tufts, reputed to be a millionaire owner of a number of valuablo mines In tho northwest, was today found guilty of porjury. Tufts obtained a dlvorco on tho grounds of desertion. Mrs. Tufts later secured tho Indictment of hor husband, charging him that his evi dence was perjured. Will Stand With Germany. London, Jan. 16. Associated Press Is advlsod that Ambassador Whlto, roprosontlng tho United States at tho Moroccan conferenco will support tho German contention both as to tho opon door in Morocco, and as to an International commission to control tlio noltcy of tho country REPUBLICANS SEEK HARMONY INSURRECTION IN HOUSE BE COMES MORE BITTER. No Compromise In Sight All Efforts Looking to Restoration of Peace In Dominant Party Have so Far Been Failures. Washington, Jan. 1C. Rumors of a compromise betweon tho Republican lenders and the Republican opponents of tho Philippine tariff bill wero dis cussed today by mombers of congress, but nothing like a definite proposition has been made and consequently no understanding has been reached. One of tho beet sugnr men hns suggested to Chairman Payne and Mr. Dalroll that a compromise might bo offered which would prohibit tho Importation of n certain nmount of sugar nnd to bacco from tho Philippines. This was not seriously considered by the members of tho ways and means commltteo, as they are confi dent of sufficient votes to pass the bill without material amendment. Thoro will be enough In tho sugges tion, however, to causo dlusslon among mombers of tho house who nro very much Interested In tho present conditions. It is understood that no proposition for a compromise will bo considered by the house managers un less tho statehood bill Is made a part of the agreement. A combination having been formed by the opponents of the Philippines bill and tho opponents of the Joint statehood bill, any compromise affect ing ono must Includo the other, which means that the leaders will not agree to a modification of tho Plllpplncs bill unless agreeable to the sugar and tobacco Interests, unless theso two by such a compromlso abandon the fight against the statehood bill. Speaker Cannon and his supporters feel that they nro sure of tho Phlllplnos bill and that It would bo useless to com promlso on that unless somo arrange mcnts could bo mado concerning tho other mcasuro about which thero Is so much doubt, but which thoy be lieve thoy will eventually bo able to pass without amendment. The suggestion of a compromise with the Philippines bill wns mado on the ground that tho Republicans would bo able to pass a modified mcasuro with Republican votes, ns It Is belloved the Democrats would cp poso any amendment looking to a re striction on tho Importation of pro ducts of tho Philippines, but the houso leaders do not believe the Phil ipplnes bill will need Democratic votes, nor do they bcllcvo thero nro enough Republican Insurgents to nmend tho statehood bill nnd they contend also that tho Insurgents will grow weaker Instead of stronger. There have been some conferences nmong tho stntohood Insurgents and ono of their leaders Insisted that thero was no sign of weakonlng among them nnd expressed confldenc of suc cess. One suggestion of a corapro miso on this bill has been made to pi o vide for a referendum, which would allow tho voters of Arl.ona and Now Mexico to dccldo whether or not thoro should bo a Joint statehood. This was rojected by the house load era as untenable nn da radical dopart uro from tho position of tho houso In tho last congress and tho deslro of a majority of tho Republican majority In tho present house. The deslro for a compromlso as Ftatcd by a prominent Republican member, who has not been actlvo on olther side, either on tho Philippine bill or tho statehood bill, was because of tho Btrntned relations between tho Ropubllcnna and the feeling which 13 becoming moro bitter as tho tight goes on. At the samo tlmo ho did not seo much hope of any compromlso at tho present tlmo. Testifies Against Rev. Ware. Omaha, Jan. 16. In the trial today of Rov. Goorgo C. Waro, charged with conspiracy to defraud tho government out of public lands, Frank Lambert confirmed his provlous testimony to dffoct that ho Induced about twenty lnmntcs of tho Soldier's homo, to fllo on homesteads, and glvo nlnoty-uino year leases to Waro's cattlo company, Lambert said ho paid thorn a hundred nnd fifty dollars each and received from Waro, fifty dollars for each leaso so curodthls foe ho divided equally with Harry Welch. , TERRITORY POLITICS REPUBLICANS WILL BE ACTIVE IN LARGE TOWNS. Word Has Been Sent Along the Line That all Large Towns Must Be Made Republican So Party Can Control New State. Word hns been sent down the line to the local bossos In all the larger towns In Indian Torrltory from Repub lican headquarters that these towns must bo made Republican In the spring elections If It ft possible tn do so. Until now the political complexion of the towns was of no groat Impor tance, but as tho towns nro tho only places whoro thore can bo a vote, and with statehood coming, when thero will be a great struggle for tho first control of tho new state, tho present Democratic status of tho towns doo3 not offer tho proper encouragement to tho country voters to stand up and fight for the g. o. p., and w;hero thevo nro so many thousands who have never allied themselves with any po lltlcal party tho natural tendency to get Into tho band wagon Is somcthlni', that has to bo considered. It is this that has caused the Republicans !o flvo orders thnt ovory possible ro- soul co must bo strained this spring lb enrry Muskogco, Tulsa, South Me- Mestcr, Ardmore, Vlnlla and others of tho larger towns In tho Territory. Tho lieutenants nro preparing to follow In structions and make tho fight of tholr llvta. As It now stands every largo town In the Territory Is Democratic, OKLAHOMA'S NEW GOVERNOR. t Frank Frantz Was Inaugurated Into Office Yesterday. luthrle, Jan. 16. Frank Frantz was yesterday Inaugurated governor of Oklahoma Territory. Tho ceremonies wero held nt tho Carncglo Llhrnry building. Judgo Pancoast delivered tho oath of office. Thousands of vis itors from Oklahoma and Indian Tor rltory wero In tho city. Frantz was a member of tho famous Rough Rider regiment. The Championship Debate. Wynnewood, I. T., Jan. 16. (Spe cial.) The Wynnowood high school defeated tho Normal high school horo last Friday night In a dobato for tl.e championship of Indian Territory and Oklahoma. A very largo crowd at tended tho dobato which' was had Jr. the auditorium of the public school. One feature of tho debato that mado enthusiasm swell tho broavis of tho nudlenco as well as tho deba ters was the fact that betweon tho contestants on tho stngo sat a $50 silver cup that would bo given ihe winners of tho debato. Tho welcomo address was made by Supt French of the city high school, and was responded to by Supt Infills of tho Norman high school, Rov. French, pastor of tho M. E. churcn, wns chnlrman. Tho subject undor discussion wn, "Hesolved that tho holding of Colonics Is contrary to tho spirit of tho Cou stltutlon of tho United States." It wa-s brought out at length nnd tho young men discussing each sldo of tho question ovldonced that they had spent a great deal of tlmo In prepar ing their arguments. Many flights of twentieth century oratory wero not vainly attempted. After tho debate, tho school and tho visitors from other cities woro ten dered a. very elaborate reception fx tho resldenco of Mr. and Mrs. W, F, Mooro. Bonaparte Approves Sentence. Washington, Jan- 10. Secretary, Bonnparto today approved tho sen tonco Imposed by the court martial at Annapolis, dismissing from tho aca demy, Midshipman Coffin, convicted of hazing. Parkers Progress. Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. (Spo cinl.) Tho nomination of L F. Par ker of Vinita, was favorably roportod today by tho senato Judiciary commit' tee. Cleveland's Brother Dies. Columbus, Jan. 16. Rov, W. N. Cleveland, brothor of Orovcr Clove land died last night from- tho offects of paralysis. Ho was sovonty-throo years of ago and v ns a retired Pros bytcrlnn minister. TERRITORY MAYORS TO CAPITOL Several Will Go to Washington on the 17th to Lobby for Towns. Tho Indian Torrltory Mayors' com mittee which wns appointed to go to Washington to lobby for needed legis lation for this country, met In Okla homa City at tho recent banquet hold there and selected next Wednesday, tho 17th. as tho day on which they w III start for tho capital. Tho commltteo consists of Mayor File, of Muskogee, Boeder of Tula, Watts of Wagoner Kondall of Sul phur, and Chapmnn of South McAlos lor. Mnyor Dick of Ardmore, the flmiuclnl manager of tho movement, may nccomnnny thorn, though thU hns not been dollnltely decided upon, Tho mnyors have boon hard at work slnco tho nppolntmont of thts commlt teo and letterB hnve boon written to many of the lending congressmen and senators relative to tho loglslntlon which thoy will ask for whon thoy got to Washington. Sovcrnl bills havo been drawn up for presentation and modifications havo been mado In for mer ones. Tho legislation which thoy want is In rogard to railroad taxation In tho torrltory, tho raising of tho class of cities to cnablo thorn to mako municipal Improvements and tho pol lutlon of streams, protection agnlint which Is wanted for public health nnd safety. It Is certain thnt tho commit too will do Its best to obtain tho logls lation and It Is hoped tho efforts will meet with success. WOLF AFTER BERT RENNIE JEWISH PEOPLE FILE AFFIDA VITS AND PAPERS. Department of Justice Is In Posses sion of Papers Which Wolf Says Carry Sufficient Weight to Send Renn!e to the Pen. Washington, D. C, Jan. 16. (Spo- clal.) J, A. Bodovltz, a promtnont wholcsalo grocer of Ardmoro, has filed with tho Department of Justlco, today, affidavits and papers reflecting on Al bert Rennlo, of Pauls Valloy, candi date for attornoy for tho Southern district of Indian Torrltory. Simon Wolf says these papers car ried sufllclent weight to send Ronnie to tho penitentiary. A REPRIEVE IS GRANTED ALBERT T. PATRICK GRANTED STAY OF EXECUTION. Until March 19 Newly Discovered Evidence Jerome Gives His Full Assent to Investigate ths Line of Testimony. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 15. Albert T. Patrick, tho Now York lawyer convict ed and uwaltlug execution In Sing Sing prison noxt week for tho murder of William Marsh Rico In Now York City In Soptembor, 1900, was repriev ed this afternoon by Gov. Hlgglns un til March 19. Tills roprlovo Is grant ed for tho purpoio of giving Patrick's counsel tlmo to bring before a trial court nowly discovered ovldonco. Tills granting followed a hoarlui; before tho governor, nnd was In ac cord with tho request of former Seuu tor Hill nnd Judgo Alcott to counsol for Patrick and with tho full assent of District Attorney Jerome, who was prosont In porson. MARSHALL FIELD DYING. Oxygen Being Used to Sustain Life. Grown Worse Slice Yesterday. Nqw York, Jan. 16. A bulletin is sued nt nlno this morning, by his phy sicians follows: ' Field's condition Is worso than last evening, thero appears a spreading of tho disease whllo tho caso Is critical It Is not hopeless. New York, Jan. 16. Tho condition of Marhall Field Is gradually growing worso and ho Is said to bo sinking. Stanley Field, nophow of tho patleat says that tho relatives havo boen sum moned. Mr. Field's lifo Is now being sin talned by tho administration of oxv- gen. Now. York, Jan. 16. At noon Fleld'n condition was alarming nnd changod for tho worso. Physicians announced his condition very critical. Hans an' Nix, Thursday night. 16-2 PRESIDENT'S DECLARATION 'MONEY IS BEING USED TO DE FEAT STATEHOOD BILL." Merry War Is Being Waged and tha Statehood BUI Is the Bone of Con tentionPresident and Speaker Are After Insurgents. Washington, Jan. 15. Tho statehood bill remains In a condition of sus pended animation. When It Is to bo resuscitated no one knows. Tho stal warts, as those havo come to bo known who stnnd for tho dospotlsm of tho Commltteo on Rulos, throaten that It must be tho omnibus bill or nono. Tho protagonists In tho fight for In dian Torrltory and Oklahoma do not bellovo tho stalwarts havo tho nrrog nuco nnd tho effrontery to persist In their tyranny to this cxtromlty. Thoy bellovo tlfcit when tho speaker anVl his Commltteo on Rulos become convinc ed thnt tho lnsurrcctors will not sur render thoy will relax their despotism sufficiently to pormlt tho houso to ox press Its Judgment In this ono Instanco nt least. But at present nolthor sldo betrays tho slightest disposition to rccodc. Tho stnlwarts profess to have tho In surrection under control. It thoy did, tho debato on tho tariff bill would bo slopped abruptly nnd tho statehood bills and tho attendant rulo would bo brought In forthwith; their falluro to do that Is proof that tho speaker knows ho Is not now supported by a majority. Neither tho objurgations of the speaker nor tho anathemas from I' c Will to Houso have had any appreci able effect. To say that anathenns como from tho Whllo Houso Is no nggcratlon. It was common gossip In Washington Saturday that o tho Mis souri robols, wliom tho pr-eldont cai1- d Into his presence last Friday, ho declared vehemently tha: noney was being used "on tho hill to dofcat tho statohood bill," and ho Is s-M to havo added, excitedly, "You n ay toll Pah cock I said so." A Now York papjr printed tho story this mori'iix yet all tho denial It has received so far Is ono of thoso sterotyped disclaimers Which M. Locb Is in tho habit of giv ing out. Tho prosldont ropeatcd tho chargo that money is bolng used to defeat statehood bills this afternoon to a delegation of gontlomen from Arizona who called to protest against tho Im posltlo nof statcood on Alilzona. Tho chargo was mado almost simultan eously with Mr. Loco's denial that the president had mado (ho chargo last week. Theso charges havo aroused a gret't deal of Indignation among mombers of tho house and It Is not altogothor improbablo that an Investigation will bo demanded. If It should bo, tho ques tion ns to what uso has boon mado of patronage In this contest will bo In eluded. RUSSELLVILLE, ARK., FIRE. One Business Block Gone and Two More are In Danger. Momphls, Tcnn., Jan. 16. A special to tho Commercial Appeal from Lutlo Rock, Ark., says: Information reached horo tonlgh. of a disastrous flro which Is raging at Uusscllvlllo, Ark., soventy miles wo it of this city . Ono entlro block of business houses has bea destroyed nnd It Is thought Impossible to avert tho loss of at I oast two more. Tho flro originated In tho whole salo grocery houso of Chronlstor Brothers, and at 11 o'clock tho loss was In oxcess of $100,000. Tho tolephono exchange has boon destroyed and communication with this city has boon cut off. With ao organized flro dopartmont and nq wa ter system tho town Is practically at tho mercy of tho flro . Tho loss will doubtless exceed $250 000. Russollvlllo, Ark., Jan. 16. Tho fira that broke out last night wiped out tho entlro business district, tho loss Is $300,000. Tho flro practically burned Itsolf out this morning. If you wish to buy or soil real est tato seo Joiner & Keller, postofflco building. 14tf Two Funny Fellows, Hans an' Nix, Thursday night. 16-2