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Iwt&ttVtt volume xn. SIDNEY SUGGS. PROP. ARDMORIS, INI). TElt.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 190(5. SUBSCRIPTION 500 PER MONTH ; NUMBER 275 JORDAN IS INDIGNANT TAKES DIRECTOR NORTH OF CEN SUS BUREAU TO TASK. Says Facts are Belna Concealed That 470,000 Bales dinned Prior to Sept. 1. Have Been Made Part of Census Report. Atlanta, Jan. 20. President llarvle. Jordan of the Southern Cotton asso ciation, today gave otit a stntoment In whloli lie taken severely to tnsk the census bureau nt Wushlngton for al lowed short-comings. He says the no tion of Director North of tho connus bureau, In falling to make public all Information ho secured from tho gin ncrs January 1C and his persistent rb fusal to do so In the fact of repeated demands Is exciting cotiBldernblo in dignation throughout the whole coun try. President Jordan says that 470,000 bales of tho crop woro ginned prior to Soptcmbor 1, and wero counted In the commercial crop of 1904-05, but have been made part of tho census bureau report of 9,008,111, and deduct tho 470,000 bales from tho published total of 9,998,111 loaves 9,528,111 to bo counted In tho crop of 1905-00. Add to this 150,000 bales and there still re mains a crop under ten million bales. Ho says that wide Investigation shows that spot holders aro not sell ing tliclr cotton, that practically' there Is no cotton for sale In the face of the present depression. INSPECTOR RESIGNS. Will Retire from Indian Service to Enter Newspaper Work. J. E. Jenkins, special Indian In spector, has sent his resignation to tho secretary or tho Interior to take effect Jan. 31. Mr. Jenkins is the In spector who conducted tho Investiga tion In tho Chickasaw warrant frauds and caused tho arrest of some of the most prominent men In th0 Chickasaw nation, among them, being Ben H. Colbert, U. S., Marshal for tho South ern district, whoso case Is set for February 7. at Tishomingo. "Mr. Jenkins will return to tho newspaper business . In which he has put In eighteen years previous to go lug Into the government service In 1897. Mr. Jenkins has ueen comcni' nlatlnc coins Into tho newspaper bus Iness for tho past six months and has l,w.i nrmnirlnir to that end. WhOll seen last night ho declined to further make public his plans. Phoenix. . KILLED IN RUNAWAY. Two Ladles Meet Almost Instant Death at Lawton. ' Lawton, Ok., Jan. 30. Mrs. M. A. Nelson nnd Mrs. Eugeno Otis wero killed in a runaway which occurrod on a businoss street of this city yes terday afternoon, both being thrown Trorn the buggy at tho corner of tho street and tho heads of both striking against tho stono curbing. Mrs. Otis lives four miles southwest of tho city and had come In to do some shop ping. Mrs. Nelson was tho wlfo of a lirominent loan and lnsuranco man. Sho Joined Mrs. Otis at tho former's homo. The- horso becamo frightened and ran a block beforo tho women were thrown out. The skull of each was fractured and each Injured Inter nally. Thoy wcro moved to tho city hospital, whoro each died In about two hours, ono wlthlu ten mluutc3 of tho other. Kansds City Democrats Organize. The young Democrats of Kansas City havo organlzod tho Mohawk club ,i imv electod pcrmanont officers. Tho articles of agreement stato tho plans nnd purposes briefly nnd to tho -polnt'They say: "Tho tlmo has come when tho forces In the Domocrntlc party must bo unified. Factional differences should bo forgotten and tho warring elements that at proscnt only servo n rtestrov each other should bo har monized on tho high piano of public lntorest. Tho principles of tho Dem ocratic party aro tco sacred to ho lost In tho quarrels of Individuals or In tho scrambles or personal preier TYtnnfc. "nocauso of internal dissensions tho party has lost Its predominating position in tho city, county., and stato and unloss thoso dlfforonoes aro laid osldo this unfortunate- condition will DENIAL FROM SHAW. Was Not Promised Support of Frantz and Filson. (iuthrlo, Ok., Jan. 30. Following the visit of Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury, to Oklahoma City last May. tho story becamo current that Charles H. Filson, chairman of tho territorial Republican committee, afterward territorial national bank ex aminer and now territorial socrotnry, had promised his support 'In lining up tho Oklahoma Republican delega tion for Secretary Shaw in tho noxt nntionnl convention. This story was revived when FlUon was nppolnted territorial secretary, Filson donro1! Its truthfulness, and Secretary Shaw wrote the following denial to an Ok lahoma newspaper, tho lotfor being made publl." yesterday: "I have recently received copies of several papers in Oklahoma and In dian Territory containing statements similar to U-.ose pppennng In tho 01c inhuman of Sunday, January 21, to the effect that Governor Frantz and Mr. Filson have promised mo political support in 190C. 1 do not recall any roferenco to my polltlcnl future In any conversation with cither of tlicso gentlemen. Certainly thcro was no promlso made, and no obligation now exists. I do not ordinarily deny re ports, however groundless, and I de ny this simply because It may em barrass Governor Frantz and Mr. Fil son. ROCK THROWER CAUGHT. United States Deputy Marshals Make an Arrest at Checotah. United States marshals yesterday placed a man under arrest at Che cotah on the charge of throwing rocks at M. K. &. T., passenger trains. Ho was taken to Kufaula to answer the charKO In the United States court. There hits been more or loss rock throwing nt trains for sometime, an-' rocontlv officers have kept strict wntch In hopes of catching the cul prits. Tho rock throwers aro tho moRt annoying of tho many persons who try to damage a railroad, as they nre hard to catch. Their work Is done at night and never twice In the same place. At Checotah tho rock throwing had becomo not only annoying, but dan gorous to passengers. Every night or so a big rock would bo heaved through tho window of a car, but no one could ba caught. By the time tho train was stopped and a search mado tho rock thrower would have mado his escape. LnRt week a two-pound rock wan thrown through a sleeper window, narrowly missing n passenger. Slnco then Checotah hns been filled with of ficers ami secret service men. Her ald. OUR PEOPLE THE IGORROTEG. Haunted With Spooks After Death of Chief Riot Call. New Orleans, La., Jnn. 30. Tho colony of Igorrotes from' tho Philip pine Islands, who aro wlntorlng nt Athletic Park, created a great uproar In that section of tho city today and It was necessary to turn In a riot cnll for tho pollco before tho Filipinos could bo subduod. Pus Aa Un, tho chiof of tho colony, died Sunday, and tho Igorrotos im agine that thoy aro being haunted by his ghost. They becamo so panic stricken with fear this morning that thoy broko out and started up town yelling and screaming at every stnn. ami heatlnc tin nans and other nolso-produclng Instruments to scare or tho snooks. Dr. Huntor, who has chargo of the band, and who Is under bond to re- turn tho crowd to the Philippines, was to call tho strike off as to all the opcr unablo to control tho mob and turned ators and drlllert who aro fair to un In a riot call for tho police. A platoon of bluecoats wen dispatched to the sconp and compelled tho frightened Filipinos to return o tho park. New Panhandle Line. Port Worth, Tox., Jan. 30. D. T. Bomnr of this city, will fllo a charter for tho Ablleno Northorn railway In Austin today. Tho lino runs north from Ablleno by Anson, to n connec tion with tho Wichita Vnlloy at Stam ford or tho Orient, at sorao point north of Anson. Work Is now progressing on tho lino and will bo pushed ns fast as possible Punch Bowl for Wllhelm. Now York, Jan. 30. Tho Gorman1 .War Veterans of America aro arrang- lng to glvo tho Kolsor a punch 'howl ori the occasion of his silver wedding. ITHEY WANT CHANGES CURTIS BILL NOT SATISFACTORY TO INDIAN TERRITORY. Many Officials and Prominent Cltl'ins Appear Before Subcommittee on Indian Affairs and Ask That Some Changes be Made. Washington, Jan. 30. V) subcom mittee of tiic sonstc commit tao on "n dlan affairs hold a hearing ywtordny afternoon on tho Curtta bill, winding up the nffnlrs of the five civilizel tribes. Oonoral PUi-w. Po-ter, chief of the Crooks; T.tns Nlxby if t'ifi Dawos commission, i.v J . 'en-.or C'uw ford of "Kansas nnd It. W. Dick and S. T. llledsoo of Ardmoro, appeared before ttio commlttco nnd suggested changes In tho bill. J. F. McMurray, attorney for tho Chlckasawsj nnd Choctaws, also made a statement. Tho principal chango desired by Mr. Mc Murray on behalf of tho tribes he represents relatos to tho disposition of tho mineral lands. As tho bill passed tho house it provides that nono of these lands shall bo sold until' ex isting lease shall have expired. Mr. McMurray told tho committee that tho provision was not satisfactory to the tribes that own tho lands. He said they wanted thorn' sold at tho car llest date possible. He also asked tho commlttco to provide, in tho bill for tho continuance in ofllco of tho tribal chiefs and there executive staffs with practically undiminished powers un til the nffairs of tho tribes should bo closed. Sovoral of these who appeared be fore tho commltteo advocated tho re moval of tho restrictions on tho sur- ,,ug iamis 0f the Indians. As brought Into the house, tho Curtis bill provld-. ed for tho alienation of the surplus lands In one, threo and flvo years, buj. an amendment was adopted applying tho restrictions to tho mtrplus as well ay to Uio homesteads. The other clrongos desired aro of a minor char- actcr. Mr. Blxby is advising with the committee. The hearings nre not public. WRECK NEAR COLBERT. Mixed Train Goes In Ditch Passetv gers Bruised. Donlson, Tex., Jnn. 30. A north bound local freight train that left Den- Ison, carrying passengers on the Mis souri, Kansas and Texas, was wreck ed near Colbert, I. T-, (it 10 o'clock this morning. Several pa9scngei& wero Injured, but not seriously. The caboose, threo frloght cars nnd the engine tondor wore dorallotl. Two of t,ho fricght cars wore overturned. Tho caboose, throo, frolght qars and the engln elendor wero dorallod. Two of u,0 freight cars wero overturned. The Injured passengers wero tnken to Du rante I. T., for surgical nld. Tho list of tho Injured follows: Dr. A. P. Seay, Colborf, slightly bruised about tho neck. G. M'. Morris, Colbert, back sprain ed. E. Watson, Colbert, sldo and logs bruised. Dr. W. H. McCorey of Colbert, H. E. Rosa of Durant, Frank Mnoro of Donlson and IL II. Hunter of Fort Worth sustained slight bruises. HUMBLE STRIKE IS OFF. Union so Decides and Things Will Run Smoothly as Formerly, Humble, Tex., Jnn. 30. At tho meeting of tho Iyjcal Flold Workors Union tonight tho members decided ion labor. Thero being no Individual or com pany blacklisted, tho men will return to work nt once, and it is tho general bollof horo that none qf tho opora, tors will discriminate oga'.nt unlit; mon. Thero is a universal fooling of rollef apparent among all concorned, nnd now that tho strike Is off,, things will be running as before tho differences arose Pauls Dresser Dead. Now York, Jan. 30. Paul Dresser, a song writer, whoso "Unnks on thu Wahnsh" and "Tho Bluo ana tne Gray" brought-his nntno Into public notlco, died I vlay at tho homo of his sister In hi- city. Mr. Drcser. was born 47 ye.i-B ngo .in Terro Haute Intl. OF GAME POT HUNTERS NOW Dl'S, DIAN TEhrtlSOHV it' IN- Game Wardens Now At Work Along Frisco Trying to Stop Wholesale Slaughter Jack Gordon Has Returned From Washington. A special from Paris, Texns, says: The kllllnj of game In Indian Terri tory, which has developed Into a 'slaughter, will be stopped by sjnmc wardens, who urc snld to be acting Under instructions from the Indian nwnt. Two of them nre at work nlonn Ihe Frisco railroad north of Paris. Warden Phillips at Hugo atid War den Mcintosh at Tnlthlnn. Every now and then tho territory authorities have announced that his piactlce must stop, but this tlmo they appear to bo In real earnest and It Is none too soon If nny gamo Is to be left in that country. In the past fow weeks several large parties from tho north havo vlstod that country and appear to kill tho gamo Just for tho pleasure of shooting. About two weeks ago a party of Kansas capitalists came down in a private car. Tho gamo war den stnrted nfter them but was stop ped by high water. Another party from St. Louis and Knnsns City Is said to be camoed near Black Fort. It was reported that as many ns fifteen deer wero hung up in their camp at one time nnd the wardens will investigate Yesterday morning the carcawos of flvo deer were shlppod from Antlers to a man 'In Hugo, but tho warden there confiscated them. The Arkan sas statute, which applies in Indlr.n Territory, permits hunting only In November nnd December. Tho wi'.r dens havo nuthority to not only -n rest violators, but to conflsticato their gamo ns well as all guns, am muni (ion nnd hunting. outfits. Jack Gordon, who went back io Washington when tho house knocked out his gamo presorvo clauso from tbe Curtis bill, hus returned to Paris, Ho is sure the senate will reinstate tho provision and bolloves tho houso will adopt It, as ho says ho has abundantly disproved the allegation that It vm L Intended as a gambling scheme. EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS FELT. They Cause a Panic Among People of Ecuador. Guayanual, Ecuador, Jan. 31. Two heavy shocks of earthquake were felt horo today, causing n panic. Transfers Passenger Dlvlslort. Tulsa, I. T., Jan. 30. Traffic Mana ger Holden of tho Midland Vnlloy will itnuounco a new tlmo card In a short tlmo that will transfer tho passengei division from Muskogoo to Tulsa. Tho now schedule originates all passen ger trains on the load, savo two, from this point. Tho new card will covor Korvlco from Tulna to Foraker, over tho track Just completed. The lino will bo complotod into Arkansas City, tho terminal, March 1. Woman's Long Sleep. Fort Worth, Tex., Jap. 30. Mrs. U A. M'cCnulloy, of Polytechnic Heights, has lain in sleep or a trnnco twenty- ono days. She w'as tnken on tho night of Jan. 9, and exclaimed, "Oh, my head." Sho has taken nourishment but threo times and has lost fifty pounds. Sho Is sixty years of ago. Her physicians pronounce It hacmop. esla, and say thero Is no hope for her rccovory. Woman Insane. This morning Judgo Iwrenco ad judged Patsy Bean, a colored woman, Insane. Her brother, Chas. Postoak, was appointed guardian for the wo man Times. Killing at Hot Springs. Hot Springs, Ark., Jan. 30. Frank Proasnlcks was shot and killed In his barroom today. Stovo Vannata of Temple, Texas, was arrested. Confirmations by Senate. Tho sonato yoatorday confirmed tho following nominations for postmai tors: C. D. Rodortck, Holdonvlllo; W C. Price. Homer; G. E. Eisoly, Taliu Iain Railroad Rate Measure In House. Washington, Jan. 31.-r!n tt'n home, this discussion of tho raUTii.', rata measure was opened todnv b.Cam'.i bell of Kani.is. REPUBLICANS AT PEACE. Harmonious Session of Territory Com mittee Held at Checotah. Checotnh, I. T., Jan. 30. The Indian Territory Republican oxecutlvo com mltteo concluded Its labors today and adjourned to meet nt Poteau April 30. Resolutions on tho death of Hon. Arch H. Quarry wcro adopted. A plan of (lining vacnnclcs was agreed upon. Tho resignation of Mlko Conlon as committeeman and socrolnry treas urer from tho Choctaw nation was accepted, ilia Twenty-Third dlstrloL which ho represented, will select his successor. The bRnn.net last night was n groat success, one of the notable features belli the Introduction of Judge C. W. Raymond by his former polltlcnl enemv. Toastmaster Clrtrenco H. Douglas Harmony nil along the lino was tho koyuote, nnd when Douglas nnd Raymond shook hands tho choor than wont up omphaslzed tho fact that tho Republicans of tho territory aro togothor. ABERNATHY THE MAN. He Will On the Next United States Marshal. Washington, Jan. 30. A guntlumnu who visited tho whito house tills morning snys tho president has deter mined to appoint John Abornathy United States marshal In Oklahoma. Tho Incumbent is W. U. Fossett. Mr. Abernnthy has hunted wolves with tho president and his feat of catching thorn with his bare hands Impressed tho president ns worthy of a panv graph In his book. Mr. Fossett's term will not expire until April, but the nomination of Mr. Abomnthy, novur theless, may bo mado uoxt wcok. It Is reported hero today that Gov, ernor Frnntz would he In Washington noxt week to discuss patronage mat ters with tho president. KATY TRAIN WRECKED. Local Passenger Goes In Ditch, In Jurlng Passengers. Donlson, Texas, Jan. 30. Katy lo cal train No. 514, carrying passengers, was wrecked this morning near Col bert, I. T., and Boven persons wero hurt. Tho engine tondor, threb frolghr. cars and tho cabooso woro derailed. Nono of tho train crow was Injured, The main lino was blocked and trains wero dctonred via tho Frisco. Tho Injured wcro: G, M. Morris Colbert, back sprained; B. Watson Colbert, logs and left sldo bruised; Dr. A. P. Seay, Colbert, bruised about back. It. H. Hunter, Fort Worth Frank Moore, Donlson; H. E. Rosa Durant and Dr. W. II. McCoroy, Col berl, slightly bruised. ) Pardon for Gainesville Boy. lion. W. L. Blnnton Is In receipt of a letter from Austin from tho Board of Pardons, bearing tho news that tho caso of Fain Bracken had boon favor ably reported on and It has been sont to Governor Ijiuham. Mr. Blanton wont to Austin so.mo weeks ago and placed beforo .he Board of Pardons tho caso of Brack' en. It- is now up to tho governo. Bracken has been sorvlng about tw. yoars. Gainesville Messenger. Confessed His Sins. Tulsa, I. T., Jan. 30. Arthur E, Crocker, tho man who was shot and supposed to bo fatally Injured by H P. Stoker two weeks ngo, hns con fessed thnt ho was not a brothor of Mrs. Stoker, as was supposed, and that ho had fooled peoplo In various towns in Kansas and Oklahoma nnd that ho hail taught Mrs. Stoker's chll dren by her first husband to calr him uncle to carry out tho deception. This gave him an opportunity to bo closo to Mrs. Stakor at all times. Stoker shot Crocker when ho discovered th dccoptlon. Mrs. Stoker when confrpnt od by the story, agreed o It. Stokor Is In Jail, but will probably not bo held on tho chargo. STEAMER STRIKES MINES. Luckless Russian Troops Have to Re turn to Vladivostok. Berlin, Jan. 31. Tho Hamburg- American lino announced this aftor noon that tho German steamer Silvia of that lino which loft Vladivostok Monday wlt:i n largo numbor of Rub slan trops, who woro rotunilng home, had struck a mine nnd had to return In a sinking condition to Vladivostok, whero sho' was run nshoro In order to provent tho vessel becoming a total loss. 1th tho exception of tho cook, no lives aro nrontlonod as having been lost. ' WORK OF ASSASSIN GENERAL GRIAZNOFF TORN TO PIECES BY BOMB. Chief of Staff of Viceroy of the Cau casus Meets Tragic Death Oth ers Lose Lives and Some In juredCulprit Is Beaten. riflls. Trans-Cnucnsla, Mouday, Jan via St. Petersburg, Jan. 30 Gtn SO Orlainoff, ehtof of Staff of tho Vice roy of the Cucniu, was murdered today, In a most dmmntlc and nud.v Iwis manner. The assassin evident ly had studied tho habits of his vie ttn. and lay In wait bohlnd a wall of the Alexander Garden, opposlto hu ntrauco of tho pnlnco, where n c u rlngo was drawn up to tako Mie Gon oral for his dnlly lvc. As all suspicious characters ire liable to bo searched, In '.ho street', by the pollco ana military patrols, tho assassin lmpor..:inted n painter, carrying tho bomb wl'.h vhlch ho comi- mltted the r imo concealed In a paint can. He wns thus nblo to pass tho sentry posted at tho gntos of tho park nnd reached tho placo of ambush with out arousing suspicion. Gen. Grlnznoff clad In n crimson uniform and tho white wool shapka, or cap, worn by tho Viceroy's nld do camp, made a shining target for tho crouching assassin wlion he emerged from' tho palace. As tho general stop- pod into tho carriage tho man sprang on tho wall, swung tho enn by a cord, nnd tho bomb, ns If thrown from a sling with marvelous precision, sped straight to tho mark and struck tho general on tho neck. A flash of II ro hnd n lerriffle explosion followed, ami Grlaznoff wns lltorally blown out of tho carrlago, nnd with his coachman, Cossnck, orderly and tho latter"s cossack, was Instantly killed. A lady who was passing at i 3 of tho oxploslon was nv a i u dod. When tho corr pondont of tho As sociated Press reached tho sccno Im mediately after the tragedy tho ghast ly dead still lay In tho mud. Tho general's shapeless body, surrounded by soldiers, prosented a slckonlng spectacle It seemed ns If his crlrrt- son uniform had melted Into a pool of blood In which wiltorcd his head, torn from tho trunk.. Tho goueral's distracted widow knelt in tho mud nnd blood bcsldo tho mutilated body Tho assassin hnd already boon caught, beaten Into insensibility by the Infuriated soldiers, and, aftor be ing loaded into a drosky, was being carried off to tho ancient fortross abovo tho city, where, as Tlflls is un dor martial law, ho will probably bo executed at dawn. PROMINENT POLITICIAN DEAD. Arch Querry of Tulsa, Prominent Re publican, Passes Away. Tulsa, I. T., Jan. 30. Archibald R, Querry, chnlrman of tho Crock nation republican committee, dlod nt his home In this city yestorday of a com plication of dlseasos. Tho funeral wilt occur today at 2 o'clock. Mr. Querry was ono of tho bost known attornoya In tho territory. Ho was born In Law ronco county, MIpsoiiI, educated at Plerco City collogo and graduated In law fronr tho University of Kansas. He camo to TuTsa In 1887. Ho was at torney for tho Frisco railroad and for tho Pralrlo Oil and Oas company Burton's Case April 2. Washington, Jan. 30. Senator Bur ton's caso will bo reargued boforo tho supremo court April. 2. Last Mtonday Solicitor General Hoyt for tho government submlttod a motion that tho caso bo advanced on tho docket owing to tho fact that until It was de cided tho stato of Kansas would be denied full representation in tho son ato, At Uiat tlmo John G. Carlisle, at tho roquost t Burton's attorneys who wero not In Washington, Inform ed tho court that Burton would bo ready for tho hearing by April 3. To Check up Officers. Oklnhoma City, Ok., Jnn. 30. Tho city council has authorized a rigid checking up of tho city auditor's ofllco and all city departments by McQrogor Douglas, nn expert. Tho auditor's of flco was Installed two yoars ago by Hasklns & Sells of Chicago at a cost of $12,000. Do not turn tho poaco movomont ovor to tho Quakers alone. contlnuo to exist"