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I! mat tut volume xn. 'SIDNEY SUGGS, PROP.! ABDMORK. IND. TEE., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 11)00 . (SUBSCRIPTION 50C PER MONTH; NUMBKK 2G3 FERGUSON FOR CONGRESS IF STATEHOOD FAILS HE WILL BE A CANDIDATE. The Flynn-Ferguson Crowd do Not Expect Statehood This Session and His Friends Have Planned to Nominate Him. Guthrlo, O. T., Jan. 1C That Den nis Flynn anil his supporters arc not looking for statehood legislation this year 1b show by the springing of the "Ferguson for congress" boom. If statehood should not como at this ses sion of congress and tho Flynn-Fer-guaon cloraont of tho Republicans In Oklahoma do not expect It to como thero 1b no longer any doubt that Thompson D. Ferguson will bo a can didate for the Republican nomination for dolegato to congress next year against Illrd S. McGulre. What doubt there, might have been was removed by Dennis Flynn's action In launching a congressional boom for tho retiring governor at tho Perkins banquet Fri day night and Ferguson's tacit nccep tanco of It. Matters have changed very mater ially with the governor In that res pect In tho last three months. As far back as Soptember, Ferguson's friends Uogan to bo doubtful r-.bout his re appointment ns governor, and at that time set their plans In motion to bring him out for congress against tho present delegate, IT such a con tingency should arise. Tho printing of such a suggestion roused tho gov ernor, who was then confident of re appointment, to great wrath, and ho came out In a formal statement de claring that such a report was "ab solutely unfounded." Tho same states men further says: "This talk nbout Delegate McGulro refusing to support me for re-appolntmont and my run ning or congress against him In retal iation, has Its placo In a school of politics In which I havo nover takon lessons. When a man becomes a can didate for political honors, It should not bo to oven up with some other person, but upon his merits." All of which falls to harmonlzo with Dennis Flynn's slogan, of "Wnrto tho knife and tho knlfo to tho hilt," In , . .... .... . ., I opening mo campaign lor rurguson for congress. FIRE AT FORT GIBSON. Building and Stock of Butler Mercan tile Company Destroyed. Fort Gibson, I. T. Jan. 1C The largo building of tho Hurler Mercan-' tilo establishment and a stock of gen-J eral merchandise caught fire hero at ' ten o'clock tonight and within an hour ' was totally destroyed. Nothing was saved. The building was ono of tho largest In town, being 100 feet square. The total loss Is estimated at front $25,000 to $30,000. This company has been established for ten years and bo-. gun business here at tho tlmo of the J Cherokco payment. It was within CO feet of the postofllce building nnd it was at first foared that building would tako lire. The fact that there was not tho slightest breeze perhaps saved the entire business portion of town from being wiped out. It cannot bo learned tonight just how much of tho building Is covered by insurance. Tho origin of tho llro Is unknown. C. W. Turner of Muskogoo Is ono of tho heavy stockholders In tho But ler Mercantile company. .GIRL BURNED TO DEATH. Fatal Territory Fire Three Other Persons Are Seriously Injured. Lexington, O. T., Jan. 1C Jack Stanton and wife were severely burn ed, Stanton'a sister .aged 13, was burned to death and his brother, aged 15, was fatally burned early to day near Pauls Valley I ,T. Stanton and wlfo wero recently married, and last night his brother and sister wero visiting with him. About 5 o'clock this morning they woro all awakonod by fire falling on them from tho roof, and .barely escaped with tholr llvos. Their night clothing was in flames and had to bo torn off, and, naked, they mado their way through tho cold a quarter of a mtlo to (ho Iiomo of their father, T. J. Stantoi,. Tho girl soon died and tho boy cannot recover. Stanton arid his wlfo will recover. Something doing all noxt week at the opera house. 17-4 Tho Ardmorelte ror all the news. A DIG CLAIM. Supreme Court Will Decide Case of Importance to Cherokees. Tahleqiiah, I. T., Jan. 10. This week thero will bo heard u cane In the supreme court of the United States which will decide whether or not tho Chorokces are untitled to u claim against the government amounting to $5,000,000. Tho claim dates back to tho treaty of 1835, whon tho govern ment promised to defray tho expenses of moving tho Cherokees to Indian Territory from Georgln. The Indians claim this oxponye amounted to $1, 100,000. Tho interest on this nt 5 per cent would bring tho sum now duo up to $5,000,000. If this claim Is allowed then an el tnont known as tho East ern Chcrol res will dispute with tho Cherokee n.itlon the right to tho mo noy, tholr claim being that only tho Eastern Che:okcos nro ontltled to this claim undor tho old treaty. Those suits aro being prosecuted by somo of tho ablest attorneys In tho country. An Interesting feature of tho case is that In c.i8o tho claim against tho gov ernment Is won, tho supremo court has agreed to hear Mrs. Bolva Ixck wood arglio thirty minutes on why tho money should go to tho Eastern Cherokees alone. MORE MONEY FOR INDIANS PER CAPITA PAYMENT FOR THE CHICKASAWS AND CHOCTAWS. Rolls are Being Prepared Will Tako Two Months for Completion Time and Places of ayment Not Yet Utctded. Tho Secretary of the Interior has ordered another per capita payment o Choctaw nnd Chickasaw citizens. Tills payment will amount to abotti a million dollars. Indian Agent Kel sley has commonced making tho pay ment rolls. It will tako two months to completo tho rolls. Tho exact dato of tho payment and tho places of dis bursement have not bden decided up on. Tho agent will personally super intend the payments. Want Restrictions Removed. Pauls Valley, Jan. 1C. Tho Carrie Nation visit dwells only in memory. No Indictment will ever bo obtained against white pcoplo for refusing ne gro equality, no, not In this country. Moman Prulett, ono of the three del egates sent -to congress by the Demo cratic executive commltte for tho In dian Territory, got back homo Ibis morning. Ho fears for statehood an.l from what ho says the president Is having somo trouble In finding among tho republicans of tho Southern dis trict a suitable man for district, at torney. In truth, If tho statehood workers would turn their nttentfon to the re moval of restrictions, they wouid do a better thing. As for myself, I want no stntchood undor tho present re strictions. Let removal como first. Then our citizenship will bo ready and equal for its responsibilities. As well clnnior for puttng on i pcoplo tho temperance plank, or nny other spcclnl legislation, ns to glvo us u stato whero a part only can sell tholr property, and what Is worso, a part only havo to bear nil tho burdens of government. Congress under tho Imo Wolf case, has tho right to plnbo nil citizenship on an equality let It do that first, then a bad and difficult question will bo out of the way. With that dono the population of tho two territories would doublo within two years, and tho citizens would not bo tenants and renters, but substantial owners of tho soil. R. McMILUAN. . KILLED NEAR PAULS VALLEY. W. J. Corley In Jail on Charge(of Sidy Ing Charles Brown. Pauls Valley, I. T Jan. 16. W. J. Corloy Is charged with killing Charles Drown this evening about 4 o'clock, about five miles east of Pauls Valloy and at tho homo and In tho yard of Corloy's fathor. Corloy Is In Jail to night, but refuses to talk, and so far tho particulars of tho difficulty havo not been found out. Tho caso of ball will bo tried tomorrow at Pauls Val loy by United States Commissioner Pfioffer. Both parties wero well known here, and both havo rolatlves n town.- Angoll's Comedians all next wock. 17-4 Tho Ardmorelte eons coupon boos DAMAGING WIND STORM OHIO, INDIANA, KENTUCKY RE PORT WIND, RAIN, HAIL. One Fatality and Many Injured, Rc ported Buildings are Wrecked. School House Collapses A ' Funeral Was In Progress. Cincinnati, O., Jan. 1C Specials ro celved today from vnrlous jwlnts In Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, tQll of groat damage by a severe wind, rain nnd hail storm last night. During tho Height of the storm the wind ronchod a velocity of from 10 to CO mllos an hour. Ono fatality Is reported ani sovornl othors Injured. The tolograph and tolophone com panies .sufforcd severely by wires be ing blown down In all directions. In Cincinnati not much damago was done although numberless signs woro blown down. At Jnncaster, Ohio, several build ings woro wrecked nnd considerable damage Is reported throughout tho country. Tho roofs of several dwellings at Springfield nnd Hamilton, Ohio, wero blown off during tho storm.- At Lima, Ohio, tho Main Street Presbyterian church was struck by lightning and gutted by flames. At Eaton, Ohio, a school houso In tho Pence neighborhood, flvo miles north was razed and many dwellings, barns and small buildings wero demol ished. Miss Hart and 25 pupils were In the school building when It col lapsed. Aside from n few minor bruises nil escaped Injury. Paducah, Ky.f reports that a number of houses and sheds were' unroofed and other damago done. Several barges of ties In tho harbor here for Rockport and Joppa, 111., wero sunk'. At Frankfort, Ind., tho wind domol Ishcd a brick school houso and ono pupil was killed, two there wero seri ously hurt, and several others received minor Injuries. Ella Johnson, aged 11, was crushed under tho debris nnd Instantly killed whllo Klbby Johnson, her nine-year-old sister, nnd tho toach cr, Homer Curtz, sustained broken arms. At Now Castle, Ind., a largo smoke stack fell on tho roof of tho Chris tian church whero tho doublo funeral servlco of Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry L. Shoup was In progress. Great constor nnt Ion was created In tho church. Angoll's Comedians nil next week. 17-1 Opera houso all next week. 17-4 SKELETON FOUND IN GULCH. Is Underneath a Heavy Boulder No Means of Identification. I-Jiwton, Okla., Jan. 1C. Tho skele ton of what appears to havo been tho romnlns of a whlto man was found Sunday In tho Wichita mountains by pleasure seekers. Hugh Hoblnson was the flrt-t to discover tho body. Ho noticed extending from beneath n huno boulder a pair of old shoes. Hugh then called to Sheriff Rufe Lo Fors who was In tho party. "Como horo I have found th" ro mains of a dead mm." Mr. l.o Fors run to tho spot nnd t'.iey mado an In vestigation. They pulled on tho shoes nnd tho bones becamo detached. The shoes worn by tho victim wero a courso, heavy pair, such as a minor would wear. Tho socks still covered tho bones of tho feet. Ho woro a pair of overalls which would suggest that ho was not an Indian. The stono that weighed clown his head and body was so largo that theso gentlemen were unable .to life it. To body was In a gulch whero tho water had a good chance at It and In this manner It nnd probably decayed rapidly. It was the opinion 6f tho ells covorers that tho mnn had been dead four or moro years. Tho location where tho find was mado vas upon tho Mlllor school lease, nlno miles northwest of Law ton nt tho point of.tho Wichita moun tains. Tho man had cither met death at tho hands of somo enemy or had been caught In tho falling of tho Immenso stono that pinned him down. Angoll's Comedians all next woek. 17-4 Opera houso all noxt weokf 17-4 LOCAL FIGHT POLITICALLY ONLY RUMORS REGARDING AT TORNEY CANDIDATES. Politicians Will Not Venture a Guess. Prefer to Abide by Old Scripture Text, "Walt, Meekly Walt and Murmur Not." The exigencies of the political light luivo been such that politicians have displayed little courage of lato In predicting what tho outcome will bo In reference to the district attorney's light. It Is known that W. I). Johnson departed from Anlniore on Monday, leaving tho olllco to nl assistants, Albert Itennlo and C. O. llunn. Col Humphrey Is attending court at Kynn. Naturally, when cases wero called In the district court, tho government's representatives have Bhown a lack of familiarity with cases on tho docket nnd In Instnneos the court was com pelled to grant further time. Every thing Is now running smooth. Mr. Ron nlo Is now nppearlng for tho govern ment. Tho report was current today that Morris had been agreed upon by tho attorney genernl and that his nom ination would bo sent to the senate to day. Tills rumor spread quickly, but could not bo confirmed. It Is now strongly believed that Morris will bo appointed nnd that he will bo confirm ed without a fight. Tho reason for such belief lies In tho fact that tho rnco has narrowed down between Mor rls and Allen. The latter lives outsldo of the district and the hunch has been given that the president will not go outside of tho Southern District for a man. Such being tho case friends of Morris are greatly encouraged and the knowing ones say that his ap pointment U a certainty. But whether this Is true or not, it Is positively known that the president Is on tho lookout for a good man for the position. Ho wished recently to know whether or not thero woro any good men left in tho district. It Is known that every ono that has bobbed up has had trouble and that President Itoosovolt Is having a trying tlmo In reaching n conclusion. It Is stated that he has referred tho wholo matter to the attornoy general for settlement and It Is upparent that Mr. Moody has been unnble to mnko n selection or rather tho ones ho has agreed upon havo been . attacked so strenuously that tho attornoy general Is much In doubt who to agree upon for fonr that ho will ngaln bo mistaken. Tho light has been carried on with great vigor and now tho candidates arc pa tiently waiting for tho band wagon to nppear again. Bodovltz, president of tho Lincoln Republican club, Is In Washington trying to lift the scalp of Ronnie and from all accounts will bo successful. It Is reported, howover, that Ronnlo will be given an opportunity to dis prove tho chargei filed against him. Tho announcement that Col. Still well HURussell was In Washington trying to enlist the Jewish Inlluenco In behalf of Humphrey was somewhat a surprise. With the announcement that the department had decided against him, and his statement that ho prosumed ho would not bo appoint ed, friends of Humphrey gave un tho fight. "Who will bo it?" is what many would like to know. FIXED SALARIES. Vice President J'ester Only Officer of Cotton Growers to Get No Pay. Now Orlenns, Jan. 16. Tho South ern Cotton association held Its annual business meeting today with almost a full board sitting. Tho proceedings woro marked by tho utmost harmony. 'Harvio Jordan was re-elected presi dent and Richard Cheatham was ro 'elected secretary. F. H. Hyatt of Columbia, S. C, was elected treasurer, and Georgo T. Jbster 6t Corslcana, was chosen vlco president In placo of Mr. Peters of Texas. Tho salary of tho prosldont was fixed at $5,000 a year, and Sccrotary Choatham's sal ary was raised from $2,500 to $3,000 a year. Tho salary of tho treasurer was fixed at $3,500 a year and th vlco president Is to serve without sal ary'. Tho salary of tho general finan cial agent and organizer, F. D. Smith, who was duly elected according to tho suggestions of the mass meeting was fixed at $5,000 a year. Aro you going to tlu AUCTION, Monday night? THUGS ARE IN CONTROL. Robbers and Murderers too Many for the Chicago Police. Chicago, Jan. 1C So many mur ders and robberies havo been commit ted In Chicago recently without tho perpotrntors boing apprehended that tho city council was requested last night to come to tho air of the police department. Both Mnyor Dunno and Chief of Pollco Collins assert that tho IKilico forco Is Insufficient numerical ly, and sovornl petitions prepared by committees of citizens were present ed to tho city council Inst night ask ing that onnugh monoy bo appropriat ed to enable the city officials to lit crenso tho pollco force so that tho street enn bo proporly patrolled. Af ter considerable discussion tho peti tions wore' referred to tho flnnnco com mittee and a resolution wns passnd directing the police commlltco to Im mediately investigate tho department and report Its conclusions to tho cltr council ns to tho reasons for tho In ability of tho pollco department to copo with the criminal clement In tho city, together with whntovcr recom mendations the committee mny doom proper to remedy tho situation and glvo tho city proper police protection. Newspaper Man Passes Away. Gnlveston, Tex., Jan. 1C Col. R. G. Lowe, vlco president of A. H. Bolo & Co., publishers of tho Galveston Nows, died here this morning shortly boforo 9 o'clock. Col. I-owo's death was duo to heart trouble. Ho flrsl started to work for tho Galveston News In 1874, nccopllng a placo as compositor. Ho gradually worked his way up until ho becamo managing editor. Slnco 1881 ho has been vlco president of tho company. Began Her Duties. Columbus, O., Jan. 1C. Cnsslo L. Chadwlck, who has boon too weak to work for tho past Tew days, began her duties with tho other women con victs today. Sho was sol to making buttonholes in shirts. Should Apply to Ardmore. In n recent Issuo of a Corslcana, Texas, paper, tho following appeared. "Recognizing tho needs of pushing th6 natural resources nnd advantages of Corslcana and Navarro county wo tho undorslgucd pledge oursolves." "To do nil In our power to advertise, tho town nnd county and homo enter prises. "Co-operate In ndvanclng all local enterprises, whether established or contemplated.. "To patron'so homo merchants and homo enterprises In every possible manner. "To Join tho Corslcana Commercial Club to further their object. "To servo on any nnd every com mittee to tho best of my ability." This petition was largely signed by tho residents of Corslcana, and If ad hered to will mako that town ono of tho principal trading points In Texas. Join the Commercial Club, get In lino push for your town, don't sit back and let tho othor follow do tho pushing while you ndd to tho weight ho has to pusTi. If you can't, help tho town, ssc out of it. Tako thc3o remarks homo to you, let thorn noplv to Ardnioro cit izens and well as to Corslcanans. Do volop our natural reBourcos, they nro greater than thoso of Corslcana, ad vertise) our town, It has a brlghtor futuro than Corslcana, patronize homo enterprises, they employ tho cillzons of Ardmoro. Join the. Coramor clal Club and show your vllllngncs? to nld in an endeavor to build up the town. Tho setting aside of Improve ment Districts No, 1 and No. 2 is a movo In the right direction. It Is but the beginning of tho making of tho centor of trado for tho now statq, Something doing all next week at tho opera houso. 17-4 Awaiting Coroner's Inquest. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 17. John. Mc Murrow, son of Anita McMurrow, known as Countess Do Bettancourt, was today committed to prison to await tho -coroner's inquest Into tho death of his mother, Mrs. McMurrow, who died Buddonly "yesterday. The pollco say that a short tlmo previous to her death, sho had a quarrol with her son. The Moroccan Conference. Algeclras, Jan. 17. Delegates to the Moroccan conference today, took a day off. While Uio talk among ambas sadors, Is all of conciliation and har mony, tfio Moroccan forolgn mlnlstor and tho Sultans principal agent, who are hero do not believe that the con ference will agree. STEVENS GIVES HIS TESTIMONY SENATE COMMITTEE HEARS RE ) PORT ON PANAMA CANAL. Officials Give Roseate Report Denies The Importation of Women and Opposes Working of Short Shifts of Certain Labor. WaihliiKton, Jan. lti. ChUf Engi neer John F. Stevens, in Immediate charge of the construction of tho Pan ama canal, gave testimony today be- foro tho senato commlttco on lntor- oceanic cansls.. Tho committee an nounced that tho examination would chlolly bo ns lo tho typo of canal to bo built with an especial bearing on tho report of tho consulting board of engineers whoso final report has not been mado public. For that reason the commlttco met In executive session It was Mr. Stovons' doslro that tho commlttco concludo with him tolay In order that his rourn to tho Isthmtta need not bo dolnyod. During tho fon- noon ho talked of oM Lions on the Islands, discussing sanitation, labor difficulties and questions of I'ko char acter dealing with the administration of canal affairs with creator detail and freedom thin In his pub'ished re port. He denied th etorle i of nllogod Importation of women Into tho canal zone for Immoral purposes. His pic turo of Banitnry conditions and tho prospects for effectlvo construction work was roseate to the oxtromc, but! ho condemned the necessity of work-! I lng laborers on eight-hour shifts, He urged that tho eight-hour law should not npply to tho employment of cor- tnln classes of laborors In canal work! on the ground that bo much lncom-1 potency was displayed that the wages paid to such workmen woro excessive Neither Uf5 typo of canal nor tho re port of tho consultng board of on- glneors had been considered when a recess wns taken. PAYNE BILL PASSED. Philippine Trlff Measure Through the House by Big Majority. Washington, Jan. 1C. Tlib houso today passed tho PhlllppInG tariff bill, 258 to 71. In the Senate. Washington, Jan. 10. Unexpectedly tho sennto today found itself consider ing tho railroad rato question which was precipitated by Mr. Fulton's tak ing tho floor to mako a brief speech In explanation of an amendment offer ed by him to tho Deliver bill, giving to courts of Justice authority to mod ify ordors of tho intor-stato commerce commission imposing an unreasonable rato. Mr. Fulton held tho floor throughout but thero woro many in terruptions nnd othor senators fully shared tho tlmo, among them being Mossrs. Forakor, Spooner, Balloy and Clay. Tho discussion was Hstonod to very attentively by all tho senators, showing tho great Interest that Is folt In tho subject. Mr. Scott mado a brief speech la support of tho merchant marlno ship ping bill and Mr. Hoyburn gavo no- tlco that tomorrow ho would ask tho Bonato to nnmo a day for voting on tho puro food bill. MARSHALL FIELD IS DEAD. Chicago Merchant Prince Succumbs to Pneumonia. New York, Jan. 1C Marshall Field, tho mllllonarlo Chicago merchant. died at tho Holland Houso at 4 o'clock this afternoon after an eight day's Ulnoss of pneumonia. Death camo peacefully whllo mombors of tho family who has been In almost constant attendance for eoveral days woro gathered around tho doathbod. Thoy, as well as tho dying merchant himself, woro prepared for tho end. For days thoy had boon swayed bo- tween hopo and foar, but whon tho alarming turn camo today after tho romarkablo rally of yesterday it' was recognized that tho end had boon only briefly deferred. Remalnc Taken to Chicago. Now Yok, N. Y., Jan. 17. A spo: lal train treating th) bod; of Marshall Field lo Chicago left Now York thU morning. Two Funny Fellows, Hans an' Nlr, Thursday night.- 16-2 John Door plowa aro tho best plows. Sold only by Blvens, Corhn & Frons toy. , J