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8k V VOLUME xn. fSIDHEY SUGGS. PROP. UJBkSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1906 nCRIPTION 50G PER MONTH NUMBER 2( ROUGH RIDERS FRANTZ SLATED FOR PLACE ON CANAL COMMISSION. Boys are Actually Becoming Clanlsh. Wife of Rough Rider to be Ap pointed Postmaster One of Boys as Deputy Marshal. Guthrie, O, T., Jnn. 22. That Frank Frantz, the Hough Rider governor of Oklahoma is slated ultimately for a place on the. Panama canal commis sion, Is the statement made by a prom inent federal official In Oklahoma, who recently returned from a Wash- lngton trip, and that In all probability tho appointment will bo mado within the present year. , Ho says that .Frnntz's promotion from agent of tho Osago Indians to tho governorship. was but another step preparatory to plac ing htm oh the canal commission. This samo official maintains that upon hla retirement from the presidency of tho United States, Mr. Itoosovolt will be come president of tho canal commis sion. v Mrs. Hob Huston, wife of tho Rough Illder captain, returned today from , "Washington, and declares her confer ence with President Itoosovolt regard ing her appointment as postmaster at Guthrie was highly satisfactory and that she has every reason to bellovc Bhe will got the place. Recently all the Hough Riders, attending the, Inau guration here of Governor Frantz, signed a petition to' President Roose velt asking that she be appointed. Sho called on tho president In com pany with Mrs. Ducklo O'Neill and Mrs. Capron widows of Rough Hldor catalns. When the Rough ltlders, who at tended the Inauguration, called upon Governor Frantz, In his office, ho In formed them that, whllo ho Is govern or of Oklahoma, If any Hough Rlde visits Guthrlo and "falls to call upon ' litm' personally, he will have tho cul prit brought 'in, even if It Is neces sary to order out the entire Oklahoma National Guard to do It. The OKlahoma Rough Riders arc greatly pleased because President Roosevelt has recommended for ap pointment as deputy United States marshal In Nebraska another Okla homan Rough Rider, Joseph W. Proc tor, who nt tho present tlmo, Is a conductor on tho Omaha stroot rail way. Proctor enlisted with the Rough Riders In Oklahoma and fought with tho Oklahoma troop during tho war. He was Roosevelt's orderly In Cuba for n long time. ASHES IN MISSISSIPPI. Those of a Once Weathy Man Con signed as Requested. St. Louis, Mo.. Jan. 22. In obe dience to stipulations In- tho will of William Burnslde, an octogonnrlan who dlod recently, his nshos today woro cast to tho bosom of tho Missis sippi river from tho Eads bridge. Tho midair Interment was porformcd by Attorney J. U Allen, executor of tho will, who recited a fow lines of orig inal poetry as ho poured tho nshes from a Jar. William Ilurnsldo was once worth $250,000, but died In comparative pov erty. RUSSIAN HORROR8. Prisoners Prefer Death to Awful Treatment They Receive. St. Uotersburg, Jan. 22. Sbakofsky, lately n clerk nt tho Nadjo forwarding oluce, and another political prisoner hanged themselves In thofr cotta yes terday on account of tho awful treat ment to which they wero subjoctod. ft appears that tho actual story of tho suicide of Baron Boris Korlff Is that on tho first order to flro upon tho peasants ho hesitated. On tho socond Tip told tho soldiers to act, &nd twelvo peasants foil doad. Baron Korlff turn ed on hla heol saying: "This Is no work for an officer and a gentlenran," He then went homo and committed suicide. Granted a Charter. A Territorial charter has boon la- sued to tho National Colored Farm ers' Educational and Corporative- Un ion of AAmerlca of Ardmorol I. T., with $5,000 capital stock. Incorpora tors: W. U Gilliam, U B. Stowart, G Ij. Iwory, S. II. Roxreat, O. W. ' Flud, C. T., D. B. and G. P. Vernon. Dally ArJmorclto 60 eta. per month. MAY OPEN TO SETTLEMENT. Mr. Steven's Bill With Sght' Changes Meets With Approval. Washington, Jan. 22. Tho house commmlttco on Indian Affairs ha re ported favorably, with sorernl slight amendments, Mr. Stephens' bill direct ing the opening of the Kiowa, Com anche and Apache reservations to set tlement. The bill provides that tho reservations shall -bo opened within threo months after the approval of tho net, the land to Co sold In tracts not to exewd 100 acres nt public auc tion to tho highest bidder. The min imum prlco is to be $1.05 an aero. Tho provisions of tho homestead laws are to apply as to settlement. Any land that may remain undisposed of flvo years after the opening to be sold for cash. Gen. Joseph Wheeler III. New York, Jan. '23. Brigadier Gen oral Joseph Wheeler, U. S. A. .retired, Ib seriously 111 nt the resldcnco of lite Bister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, Columbia Holghts, Brooklyn. He has been con fined to his bed for threo days with n .bronchial affection 'ollowjng a stub born cold. WAS BURNED TO DEATH SAD DEATH OF YOUNG LADY TEACHER AT HEALDTON. Miss Woods Whose Parents Reside at Alma, Used Gasoline by Mis ; take In Building a Fire at the . Little Schoolhouse. Healdton, I. T., Jan. 23. (Special.) iMlss Woods who has been teach ing'' school at tho Ingram's Lane school house, about tlvo miles south west of this place, was burned to death yesterday morning, while at tempting to kindle a fire In which gas oline was used. Tho young lady went to tho school houso early for tho pur poso of building a flro, so that tho building would bo warm, when her studCnts arrived. In tho building was gasoline and keroscno and she mis took the former for the kerosene. As her clothing caught flro, sho ran out and rolled In the snow In a fight for her life, but was so badly burned that sho dlod yest6rday afternoon nt 2' o'clock. Miss Woods' home was near Alma, where her parents rcsldo. The re main wero taken thero for Interment. VERY FAST SPEED. Second Day's Run of rrisco's Mall Train Was a Record-Breaker. A special to tho St. Iouls Globe Democrat from Monott, Mo. concern ing the second day's run of tho Fris co's now fast mall train, says: Today's record of tho now Frisco fast mall beat yesterday's by several mllos per hour. After reaching M'onett today promptly on tlmo between Marshflcld nnd Springfield, tho speed wns esti mated at eight-two and one-half miles per hour. Today's train only carried a mall car nnd day coach. It took six men twonty-flvo minutes to unload tho mall. BR'ER RANSOM'S HARD LUCK. Colored Divine Married "Sister" Who Already Had a Spouce. El Reno, Okla., Jan. 22. Rev. Rnn- sora, an omlnont colored dlvlno of this city, Is In tho county Jail chargr-d with bigamy. Brother Jtansom had tho mlsfortuno to marry ono of tho sisters of his church in Oklahoryi City, last Soptomber, without first as certaining her provlous history. Mrs. Ransom's first husband Is still In thu lnnd of tho living and feols hurt be causo his wlfo thought moro of a preacher than sho did of him. STEAMERS COLLIDE. During a Fog Last 8unday One Ves sel 8lnks Crew Saved. Boston, Jan. 23. Tho steamer Tro jan ot tho Boston and Philadelphia lino, collided In a fog In Vineyard Sound, last Sunday, with, tho steam er Nacooheo. Tho Trojan sank in three-quarters of an hour. Tho other stoam took off tho captain and crew of twonty-soven men of tho Trojan and landod thorn hero today, whon tbo collision first became fcnown. ' Report from the Reform 8chool. J. G. Gluck, Superintendent, Pruny town, W. Va writes: "Alter trying all other advcrtlsod cough medicines we have decided to upo Foley's Honoy and Tar exclusively In. tho West Vir ginia Reform School. I find it tho most offectlvo and absolutely harmless." City Drug Store. OIL FLOWS IN RIVERA MAGIC FORTUNES IN OIL IN d. . OKEE NATION. ,. ' 4E When the Reservoirs Are Flooded'and Wells are Producing Fifty Thous- and Barrels of Oil Dally May Reduce Market Price. Tulsa, I. T., Jon. 22. Indian Terri tory Is being flooded with oil. Ono may board tho "Oil Flyer" at Chanute, Kuns., early In tho morning and rldo southward out of tho old field. Tho Cherokee nation Is, literally full ;of rivers gushing with oil. Producers fear a slump In tho market' If pro duction continues to accumulate as fast as it has for the last few weeks At present tho avcrngoi production is nearly 50,000 bnrrels a day In tho Cherokee nation alone, with tho result that many oil producers aro unable to get their oil on tho market. . Roth, Arguo and Malro Bros., have decided .to stop nil operations., They lmvo mutually agroed to refrain from any further drilling until conditions Improve. Others arc likely to Join tho ngreemont. Barnsral & Weber, whose first w.ell was drilled about two months ago, have sold 40,000 barrels of oil, and have 30,000"on hand.. Their wells are flowing. Danis had to bo built and res ervoirs scooped out to savo tho oil. 6niy a year ago, tho land, ''went begging." Peoplo who had leases woro called unlucky, but now tho wheel has turned and thoy are called lucky. Cal S. Matson, who held an oil leaso to 80 acres was so discouraged a year ago that when Joe Evans passed by with a black pony, Matson said: "I will give "on a half Interest for the. pouy." "It's a go," Evens answered, and before long tho land was surroundod, by"ulg well's 'and it wasworth from' $30,000 to $10,00. Now Matson says that the pony cost him about $18,000. The excitement about tho Indian Territory oil flow Is so great that peo ple have forgotten all about tho Kan sas oil wells, that aro still flowing, Just as they forgot Beaumont when Kansas was opened. Everything In tho oil region Is booming as a result of tho copious flow. Bartlesvlllo, n crossroads village threo years ago, Is a prosperous town of 5,000 now. It has paved streets, handsome three-story buildings, nnd supports a dally paper. Dowey, a moro flag station a year ago, Is now a growing town. Capan la a coming city; It seems to grow fnstci than Dowey. Tulsa expects to becoma tho hub of tho oil Hold, and people now think of It ns such. In fact, everybody believes that thero aro rich wr-Vs around Tulsa, and that Tulsa will wako up somo morning and find her self a real oil town. A Ciirintin nct. A man who had determined to kill himself went down to tho river to com mit suicide, and when ho began to write n lliml message to his wife he tmM think of nothing to say except that some butter which ho Imil ordered would be found nt n certain grocery. His message bears out u cortii'M fact discovered by rc:il!.-t -that hi tho su premo and soul terrifying moments of life the most rldlrtiloiu and. trivial things often conic uppermost In the mind. Two (aulilcn to lliipplnrio. Hero nro n couple of guides to happi ness which, some wise pernon has dis covered: "For n lit of passion take n walk In tho open air. You may then speak to the wind without hurting any persou or proclaiming yoursolf to bu n simpleton. For n (It of Idleness count the tickings of u elude. Do tills for ono hour, nnd you will l glnd to pull oft your coat nnd gj to work like a man." (irceli'i Wornlilp of I.laliiilntc. The UreekH were so much afraid of lightning that they worshiped It. Thny endeavored to avert Its mallgnunt In fluence by hissing "nnd whistling at It. In places which had suffered by It al tars wero erected and oblations mado to avert the itnger of the gods, after which no one dared to touch or ap proach them. .Vol I uu Umler Onlcrn. "I should like to go to your party abovp nil things," .Mrs. I.np.sllng wns saying, "but the doctor says I must remain exclusive for n week more. I am' troubled with a slight prevarica tion of the left lung."-Chlciigo -Tribune. IWAKENS OP MONTAGUE County Trc. Fight, Kills One Other Two to Flight to be a Fort Worth Gain, Montague, Texas, Jan. 22. Three unknown robbers entered tho Stnto Bank building hero some tlmo 'last night and wore discovered at 2 o'clock this morning by W. G. Dawley, city treasury. A pitched battlo followed nnd two of tho robbers escaped, leav ing one .of' their number dead on tho floor of tho vault of tho bank. The dead man Is supposed to have formerly Jived In Fort Worth. , ' 'Tho robbers who escaped took a horse nnd buggy belonging to Dri F. M. Sherrlll or this place, leaving tho rig and animal near tho outskirts of Bowie. It Is supposed that thoy took either a Rock Island or n Denver train and went to Fort Worth. Notwith standing this bollef, several posses arenow scouring tho adjacent country and officors nt all Important points hnve been notified to keop ' on the lookout for the men. Tho robbers had already blown open one door and had n chargo ot dynamite ready to oxplode when Mr. Bawley discovered them. The town has been worked up to the highest pitch of excltoment by tho occurrcnco and nearly every ablo-bod. led man here volunteered to engage In the search for the two robbers. Another Report. Report 6f an unsuccessful attempt nt bank robbery at Montague Sunday night In which one of three robbers lost his life, was mado Mondny morn ing to Chief of Police Mnddox by J. W. "Wnlls, constable at Montaguo. A desperate battlo occurred be tween tho bank watchman and the rob bers, between fifteen nnd twenty shotR being fired before thcmon woro beat en off. When the smoko cleared away, tho body of one man was found. The man was Identified ns a gam blor who was supposed to be from Fort Worth. His plcturo was, at once tnkcu and is being brought to this city for complcto Identification. Tho other two men escaped bareheaded. Tho entlro country has been arous ed, a number of posses being In pur suit of tho fugitives. Officers nre nlso boarding all trains reaching this city over tho Rock Island In n n effort to locate tho men. Montague, Tex. , Jnn. 22. Throe masked men entered tho real estate offlco of Alcord & Green this morning between 3 and l o'clock, located In the old bank building, nnd blow tho bank vault. Thero was considerable money In tho bank but tho robbers failed to get It. W. B. Bralley, county tax collector, who roonia In the building and adjoin ing tho real ostato olnco, wns awak ened by the explosion. Ho secured his pistol and went out Into tho hall. Ho was discovered by tho robbors, who opened flro. Mr. Bralley roturncd tho flro, killing ono or tho robbers. Tho other two oscapod, leaving their hats, tools and a baskot of lunch. Tho sher iff heard tho nolso and was soon on tho sccno and sot about ns quickly as possible to apprehend tho dead man's companions. Tho doad robber la not known hero, and no ono who has seen tho remains so far remembors of having seen him. It was a desperate fight, and that Mr. Bralloy was not klllod Is llttlo short of a mlrnclo. Tho sheriff departed In tho .aftor noon for Fort Worth In the hope of apprehending tho other two robb'ors. Her rorkctboofe. "Oh, my!" exclaimed Mrs."Scboppea. "I've lostimy pocketbook!" 'Never mind, dear," replied her hus band. "I'll get you another pocket book, nnd you. can easily collect .more dress Roodrs.nlpl?.1., Kansas City Independent. Rtrirnncr. Elegance Is something more than case; It Is mom than it freedom from awkwardness or restraint. It Implies, I conceive, n preclslou, n polish, a sparkling, spirited, yet delicate. Ha tha. Everything you eat will taste good and do good It you tako Ring's Dys popsla Tablets. Sold by City Drug Store. ROCK ISLAND CONUCTOR SHOT. By Texas Sherlft'o Son, a Reckless Character Had No Provocation. Knld, Okla., Jnn. 22. Information reached hero today that Jim Muck, the Rock Island conductor who was shot nt Montague, Texas, last week, lied last night. Tills Is qulto a sur prise, as Mack wns reported to bo get ting nlong well. Tho first report stntcd that Mack was Bhot whllo ho was on tho witness stand by n deputy sheriff. It dovelops that tho deed was committed by tho son of tho sheriff, no reason bolng given for tho deed. Tho conductor wns stnndlnff at tho cntranco of tho court room after court had adjourned and was talking to tho Judge, when tho sheriff's son stopped up and shot him through tho chost, sldowlse. The young mnn then placed tho muzzle of his gun against his father's stomach, cursed him and threatened to kill him If he attempted to mnko an ar rest. Tho murderer Ib said to bo a reckless character, having boon in trouble before, and It Is ndded that he may have been partially Insane. FINE MASONIC BUILDING CORNERSTONE PLACED YESTER DAY ON NEW TEMPLE. The Finest Building In the World De voted Exclusively to Masonic Pur. poses Impressive Ceremonies by; Prominent Masons. South McAIestor, I. T Jan. 22. Tho corneratono of ono of tho finest buildings In tho world devoted exclu sively to Masonic purposes was laid at South McAIester this nftornoon, by tho grand lodgo bf Indian Terri tory, Impresslvo ceremonies attend ing. Flvo hundred Masons from all parts of tho two Territories partici pated In tho work. Tills morning saw tho fiercest bllz .znrd over known In this section slnco whllo men came, nnd until a few mo ments before 3 o'clock, tho hour sot for tho ceremony, It wns considered doubtful whether It could bo carried out In tho open nlr. But tho sun cnm'o out and tho Masons marched In a body from tho present temple to the site of tho now ono, headed by tho Kail Inln band, Henry M. Furman of Ada acted as grand master In tho nbsenco of Grand Master Choatc, dotnined by illness, nsnlsted by grand officers. Among other notables .resent nt tho ccro mony wero Harper S. Cunningham of Guthrie, Inspector general of Okla homa nnd Indian Territory; C. E. Ro senbaum of Llttlo Rock, Inspector gen eral of Arkansas; Judge W. H. H. Clayton of the Central district of tho Indian Territory, who turned tho first spadcfull of earth for the now build ing; D. C. I.onch of Oklahomn City, grand lecturer for Oklahoma. After tho exorcises at Tho slto of tho now building tho Masons marched back to tho tontplc, whero nddressos woro delivered by Judgo T. C. Hum phrey of Atoka, Rev. J. S. Murrow of Atoka. Inspector General Rosonbaum of I.lttlo Rock, Inspector Goncral Harper S. Ctinnlnhnm of Guthrlo, Dep uty Inspector General William Busby of South McAIestor, Grand Lecturer D. C. Ixj'ach of Oklahoma City nnd W. P. Freoman of South McAIester. Tonight tho master's degrco is bo lng conferred in full panoply for tho bonofit of tho visiting Masons, and to monow tho work of conferring Scot tish Rito dogrccs will begin, for which 200 candidates aro booked tho larg est class Tn tho history of Masonry. Tho now templo will stand on tho highest point of land along tho Katy between Parsons and Sherman, be ing threo stories, of cream brick and Carthago stone. Tho banquet room on tho first floor will seat 1,000 and the auditorium on the secon 1 floor 1,200, with a stago and pipo organ. Tho bal anco of the building Is dovoted lo classrooms and office's for tho vnrto i Masonic bodies. Miners Burled In Snowsllde. Stlvorton, Colo., Jan. 23. Flvo Ital ian minors at Sunny Sldo mlno lost tholr lives In a snow slldo lato yester day. All outlying camps aro snow bound. Numerous slides havo occurred and It will o two weeks before traffic can bo resumed between Sllverton and Durango. . Floods In. Alabama. , Mobile, Ala., Jan. 23. Tho Warrior and Tomblgbeo rivers aro on a ram page; flood warnings havo been posted. THREE DEAD THREE DYINl FEARFUL ORGY OF CRIME Col TINUEQ IN CHICAGO. Police are Helpless Citizens Hold'J Mast Meeting for Establishment! of Vigilance Committees Who Will Keep Tab on Officers. Chicago, Jan. 22. The orgy crlmo whlclf has been terrifying ti city for two weeks reached Its cl max last night. Six trngodles ond'il fatally, four of them brutal murdel and all tho acts of desperadoes, wtJ connnlttced on Sunday night, nnd fur not ono of tho murderers has bc nrrested, nor oven a cluo obtained i tho utterly bcwlldorcd nnd worthm police forco as to their Idontlty. '."hi Is In addition to tho assaults, burglal les, hold ups and other minor crlmjl which surpassed their usual numb.J Uist night's victims wero: Wnltor Carzaltlc, a saloonkocp who was shot dead by maskod roblni.l after thoy had robbed flvo patron his saloon. No arrest nnd no clu5. Torrcnco McQuIro, a bnrtondor, wh wns found dead with his skull fral tured.. No arrest no cluo. Berthn Cook, a girl of 17, Is dc.d fcl a result of a bullet wound lnfltctil by some unknown persons. Caiiso tho murder nnd Identity of murdtiorl totally unknown. Another woman was frightened in to a condlton of mental collapse fron an attack by thugs. Sho may die. Two men wero fatally wounded li a street brawl. Guilty ones cscnpedj Tho rago of tho citizens nt this abl solutely unprecendented orgy ot crlml Innls Is i lung to a dangerous pitch! Another mass meeting ot citizens tot the purpofio of forming permanently sort of vigilance" committee, dlvldln tho clly Into districts, watching the pollco for ovldcnco of their partlclpa! (Ion wltli the criminals and affording protection to the citizens, Is to called. Difficulty Is being experonccd by Mnyor Dunno In getting tho council! to take any action to copo with thel situation. Tho urgently nocdod up-1 proprlatlon for moro pollco was cull down by tho council to half its orig inal size. Tho proposllton to raise! sufficient monoy by ralelLg tho salobul llccnso from $45, Us present Oguro. to $1,000, which would raise a sum! of monoy cntlroly sufficcnt for tho I purposo In a short tlmo, was Xiropoiidl by tho mayor and championed by Al derman Bennett nt this week's msec Ing, but wns defeated by tho "saloon I aldormen." A meeting of tho citizens' commit tee having In charge tho o:v;-wi.atloit of a vlgllanco commlttco was held onl Saturday. Quln O'Brien was olected chairman of tho commlttco and F. E. I Rutlcdgo, both well known men, has been mado secrotary. Tho plan Is to form' a cltzons" as- Boclaton that shall bo represented In every pollco precinct by actlvo work ers, who hall watch tho pollco nnt submit regular reports of tho ob33. vatlons. Tho result of such an Inves tigation, tho promoters believe, would bo of tho most swooping naturo. Tho watchers aro to study not only ths conditions In tho station houses, tho mon detailed thero, and tho work to which thoy aro assigned, but also aro to seo how thoy conduct themselves whllo not directly under tho oyea oC tholr superiors. For tho success of tho plan, boU monoy and labor will bo required. Funds, thoy bolloyo, for tbe support ot tho offico expenses could bo raised by subscription, and thoy hope that two or. moro volunteers may he found In each precinct for the work ot in vestigation, i Tho bollef that some such plan l necessary to a complete and thorougk Inquiry Into conditions in tho policer department has boon brought about by the receipt of several hnndrod com munications, many ot tho anony mous, slnco tho beginning of tho cur rent tldo ot popular feeling on tha matter. Thceo letters contain asser tions of dishonesty and lnofflcloncy that touch not pnly tho higher officers but almost every station In tho city. Tho commlttco has refused to consid er them until thoy havo boon verified a proceeding requiring a largo work ing force. Many prnyora that aro started a ward find lodgement In tho basomeat. Ms