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OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER III INDIAN TERRITOIir-ASSOGIATED FR.ESS REPORTS. tin VOLUME xn. THEY WANT THE MAILS TWO SYSTEMS MAKING STRONG FIGHT FOR MAIL CONTRACTS. Fast Schedule From St. L ouls to Southwest Are Announced De partment Will Keep Tab on Time Made by Roads. Washington, Jan. 31. One of tho most spectacular railroad races ovor witnessed will he commenced uet Sunday bclweon tbo Iron .Mountain, tho Texas and Pacific and the. InOr- national and Groat Northern on one side, and tho Frisco, tho Missouri Kansas and Toxas and tho Houston and Texas Central on tho other, wlMi a prize In tho shape of tho mall con tracts from St Iuls to Texas and tho Southwest generally. Represontv tlves ot tho Frisco and tfio Katy to day filed a now schedulo with tho post otneo department, which boats tho Gould lino's time to Fort Worth and Dallas, and It would sco'n that tho limit has been almost roichod. Tho race will bo run dally for about a week. At (he end of that time tho postofllco department will hnvo con eluded which lino best nerves Us pur poses. Tho schedule filed today saves cv ery posslblo second. Tho departure ot the Frisco system Is advertisod fifteen mlntcs at St. Louis, making tho complete running time as follows Leave St. Louis, Frisco system; 2:30 a. m. Leave Vlnlta, Missouri, Kansas and Texas, 12 noon. Isavo Denlson G:10 p. m. Arrivo Fort Worth 8 p. m. Arrive San Antonio 8:10 a. m. Leave Denlson, Houston and Texns Central, 5:20 p. m. Arrivo Dallas 8:10 p. m. Arrivo Houston 6:10 a. m. Tho Gould linos' schedulo would put the mall Into Dallas nt 8:33 p. m' and into Fort Worth at 9 p. m., and It still offc-s much faster trmc to Houston and San Antonio. At tho former point tho International nnd Great Northern promises delivery nt 2:25 a. m., and to tho latter ot C:30 a. m., a gain over tho now Frisco schod' ulc of three hours nnd two hours, res pectivoly: O. L. Teachout, mall agent of tho Gould lines, Intimates that ho docs not think tho competing lines can maintain tho schedulo thoy hnvo filed. However, the samo opinion of the Gould schedule Is advanced by tho other side. HASTINGS LANDS JOD. Secretary Hitchcock Gives Him Cher okee Attorneyship. Vlnlta, I. T., Jan. 31. News hns Just been received that W. W. Hastings of Tahloquah, I. T., has been nppolntcd by tho secretary of tho Interior to tho omco of national attornoy for tf Chorokco nation nnd his contract has boon approved. The office carries with it a salary of throo thousand dollars por annum' with expenses. This Is the office mado vacant by tho 'cslgnation of Judgo Luraan F. Parker Jr., win resigned to become Judgo of tho Unit ed States court of tho Northern -Patriot of tho Indian Territory. Mr. Hastings has boon an attorney for tho Cherokee ration In tho Chore keo enrollment work slnco J'lly 9, 1900, and has during the last fow years had associated w'th him Jn iho Cherokee Freedmeu work, L. D. noil as senior counsel and James S. Dav enport as assistant. Mr, Boll was not actively ongaged In the work but as sisted In an advisory manner only, and during tho last year Davenport put In about ono day a wook. Mr. Hastings has borno tho brunt of tho battle and tho department recogniz ing this fact has placod him in chargo of tho entire affairs of tho Oherokec3 Tho work that has hcrotoforo boon done by tho threo attorneys will bo ' carried on by Mr. Hastings nnd tho sorvico of L. D. Dell and James S. Davenport will ho dispensed with. Senator Clark's Loss. Butte, Mont, Jan. 31. Fire th' morning partially- dostrnyod Sonato Clarko's Butte reduction works. Tne loss will reach half a million dollon.. Bill for rrrf-'-al Building. Dologato McGulra lias lntroducji a hill In tho houso for an approvlat'cn of. $450,000 for tho purchaso -or a slto and tho eroctlon of ti public bull .ling In Oklahoma City. SIDNEY SUGGS. PROP. PREACHER BUYS SALOON. Fletcher Becomes Second Prohibition Town In Oklahoma, ljiwton, Ok., Jan. 31. The Hover end J. M. Merrltt, pastor of tho Chris tian church nt Fletcher, Okla., today closed a deal whorcby ho has pur chased the entire stock of liquor nnd tho building bolonglng to J. n. Mc- Klnley, a saloon man of that town. Tho purchneo was made In tho cnusc of temporanco and tho purchnso prlco was donated by a fow citizens of tho town Interested In tho temporanco cause. The transfer Is In the nnmo of tlio Kovorond Mr. Merrltt nnd Is to take effect when the license of McKInloy expires, in a few weeks. Tho saloon building Is to ho used as a church nnd tho fixtures nro to bo returned to tho wholesale houso and tho liquors nnd barrels burned In tho street Fletcher becomes tho second prohi bition town In Oklnlioma, Frederick being tho first, and it wll hereafter bo practically impossiblo for a liquor dealer to procuro n license there. Another saloon lcagno In Oklahoma Is employing lawyers In many towns of tho Territory to Investigate tho petitions of applicants for Uquor li censes. In all the so towns tho effoct ot this work is forcibly felt SEIZED THE SECURITIES CUSTOM OFFICERS FIND VALUA. BLE HUNGARIAN BONDS. Were Found In Trunk of Passenger Who Denies All Knowledge Gov. ernmcnt of the United States Will Investigate Matter. New York. Jan. 31. Tho finding to day beneath the falso bottom ot a trunk of aboutGOO securities and bonds Bald to havo n faco valuo of moro than $100,000, by customs officials who were examining the baggage of passengers on tho steamer Finland, which arrived from Antwerp, led to tho uncovering of a mystery which tho Immigration authorities havo ta ken up for Investigation. Tho papers wcro bonds ot tho Hun garian government and securities of vnrlous Hungarian railways, all appa rently genuine. They wcro In a trunk assigned to Isaac Hechcr, an Austrian grain merchant nnd second cabin pas senger. Ho said, howover, that tho tninlc did not belong to him, but that It was the property of Moses Green- burg, said to bo a passongcr on tho Finland. Falling to find Greenburg among tho Finland's cabin passengers tho customs officials turned Hechcr ovor to tho Immigration authorities, who held him pending a search nraong the steorngo passengers for tlio trunk's owner. Tho lattor, nccordlng to Hechcr, gavo him tho trunk at An twerp, requesting him to tuko chargo of It until thoy landed In Now York. Tho apparent "disappearance of Grccnbcrg and Hocher's story of how tho trunk came into his possession caused tho authorities to think that thero Is somo hidden motlvo for bringing tho valuable papers eecrotly Into tho United States. Tho Immigra tion authorities announced that tho Hungarlnn government authorities will bo notified of tho seizure. Hearst's Candidacy for Governor, New York, Jan. 31. Tho Gloho's spoclal from Albany says: Wllllnm B. Hearst will launch his boom for govornor nt Harmanus Blocckor hall, In this city, early in tho spring. This Is tho hall whoro David B. Hill's fa mous "Snap" convention in tho win tor of 1892 was held. Mr. Hearst will rutv on tho munici pal owonrehlp ttcket If all goes woll. His campaign managors aro to organ- Izo branches of tho Independent lea gue In all of tho cities of tho state and In many towns and villages. Found Coon In Trunk. Tho pollco officers raided a negro cabin last night in sonrch of a young colored swain who had beon dtsturn ing tho pcaco and qulotudo of n fnlr damsel, but a closo soarch under tho hod nnd Ip ovory nook nnd corner of that cabin failed to roveal tho whom abouts ot Albert Patterson, Just as' tho officers wer taking their leave Policeman Cobblo "noticed n largo trunk Jn tho room, nnd upon Hftlnr tho lid out Junvpdd Patterson, shott ing, "Mr. John, I surrenders." Just $8,20 was tho amount asBossed agalns Patterson in tho city court this morn ing. Gain'eavlllo Register. ARDMORK. IND. TER THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY IS WATCHED BY EUROPE ENGLISH PRINCESS IS ALPHON SO'S PROSPECTIVE BRIDE. uossip Has ueen Started Over Eu rope Princess Beatrice Was In Love With a French Prince, Who Had no Title. uinrritz, France, Jan. 31. Tho I'rincoss Una of IJattonberg and ho mother, tho Princess Beatrice of Bat tenburg, who havo been visiting tho queen's mother, Mnrhi Crlstlna of Spain, at San Sobastln, hnvo returned here. Tho eyes of the entlro European world aro now fixed on tho yojng English princess, who Is soon to be come tho brldo of King Alphono, nnd upon her mothor, who was tho favorlto daughter of tho lato Quoon Victoria. Every movement of theirs Is closely watched by European diplomats and tho public at largo and their visit to tho, ex-Empress Eugcnlo prccodlng the ono to tho queen's mother, has ox cited no end of comment nnd recalled tho romance of Princess Beatrice's youth. It was an open secret that Princess Beatrice was desperately In lovo with tho prlnco imperial, tho only son of tho former empress ot France. As he was without a throne, tho quoon of Grent Britain did not favor Uio match, So tho prlnco Imperial hied himself off, in a mighty rush, to South Africa where so many n youthful hero has won his spurs. Ho won .fame, but also rocelvcd his death, and for long tho Princess Beatrice would not bo comforted. This Is all a story of tho Inst cen tury. Finally sho wa3 wooed and won by tho Prince of Battenburg. Tho pretty young Kna Is her only daugh tor. Princess Henry of Batternberg Is now 55. Parliament grants her $30,000 a year, and sho earns It by traveling nil over Great Britain opening church fairs and bazaars wherever tho prefix onco of royalty Is desired. WANT CARMACK RETURNED. Democratic Leaders Are Hopeful of His Victory. New York, Jan. 31. A special to tho Times fiom Washington says: Just now tho eyes of senato demo crats aro turned with considerable anxiety to Tennessee. Tho question whether Edward Wnrd Carmack is to succeed himself or bo succeeded by ox-Governor "Bob" Taylor Is soon to bo sottlcd. Anxiety Is not tho fruit of any spe cial lovo for Carmack. It proceeds from' a cold nnd huslness llko calcula tion of tho Interests of the democratic party. For a number of years the minority In tho senato was a good deal of a Joke. It Is only lately that It has begun to manifest any signs of com petency. In tHo present session tho minority members havo conducted their campaign with skill and success nnd It has been conceded generally that from tho beginning of thp ses sion they havo hnd the advantaK- over tho republicans. Tho comment has been heard with growing frequency that tk6 democrats have the host ot It in personnel. For tho first tlmo In years a cool, compact, determined minority has placed the senato majority on tho de fensive and Is aggressively pushing It back. Tlio senate democrats are enjoying tho situation. Naturally these do not want any Ot their strong men taken away and thoy want to get as many moro as possible Hence It Is that thoy are viewing with somo disquietude tho inroads that aro accredited to Tay lor upon tho followers of the brilliant Carmack. Not all of them' lovo Car mack, but nono wants to soo tho front rank of tho senato democracy dlralnshcd by ono strong mnn. , April will sottlo tho question wheth er Carmack is to corao back or not. Tho domocrats aro deopJy Interested, and so aro tho republicans. City of Second Class. Ada Is preparing to bo ndvaneed Jo tho rank of a city of tho second class, City Attornoy Colllus cpi horn i n to ChlCkasha to apiar before Judp? PIckcrson In an ejff.rt to uee'ji" the desired order from that official. FIRE ON BOARD TRANSPORT BAD FIRE IN HOLD OF MEADE AT FRI8CO LAST NIGHT. One Officer and Two Firemen Dead Vessel Contained Personal Effects of Regiments En Route to the Philippines. oHii r i.tucisi-u, vsu., tea. l. riro which was discovered nt midnight In ino uoia or tho transport, Monde, raged for three hours and It beenmo necessary to flood tho hold with water, Third Officer George Wallace, am! two city firemen, B. Ilennessoy and Capt. Chas. Dakln, were overcomo by smoke and killed. The part of the ship where tho fire broke out contained tho porsonal ct fects of the offlcors and men of tho roglmonts en route to tho Philip- plnos.'The Meade was to have sailed today. Tho sailing will now bo delny layed ten days or moro. Many persons were Injured Among tlio Injured aro: Captain Georgo Wilson ot the Meade, shoulder broken. Bitalllon Chief Fornandcz. John Gilbert of fire dopartraont. , First officer Lassok ot tho Meade. , N. Dahle of the transport scrvlco. 4 Louis Cook, fireman. -,Alox I-nck of Meade's crow. Morris of tho fireman transport ser vice'. H. J. McClockoy, fireman. Several others were more or less Injurod. Tho following are reported as miss ing: Charlos Gill, operator for Chief Fer nandez. Georgo. Brown, .fireman and W. H. Aeyan; firemen". " ' Deeds of thrilling heroism .marked the fire. Captain George Wilson fell down a hatchway and crippled and unconscious wns removed by Lassak and others at tho risk of tho latters' lives. Later Lassak himself was rescued from death by tho fireman, Joseph Cook, Captain Dakln lost his llfo whll0 fighting the Arc in the hold. Captain Gilbert was overcomo three times by smoke. HAMILTON NOT HOPEFUL. Concedes Defeat of Statehood Bill In the Senate. Washington. D. C, Feb. 1. (Spo clal.) Chairman Hamilton of tho house committee on Indian affairs, In private, concedes tho dofeat of the omnibus statehood bill by tho senate. Chaffee on Retired List. Washington, Jan. 31. Lieut Gen. Chaffee will bo placed on tho retired list of tho army next Thursday at his own request after about forty-flvo year of service. General and Mrs. Chaffoo and Miss Chaffee will leavo hero tho end of tho week for tho City of Mexico where they will remain un til May. During tho rummer thoy will tako up their permanent resldonco at Los Angeles. VETERANS GOING FAST. Six Months 26,000 Pensioners Have Died. Washington, Jan. 31. In tho past six months taps havo beon bounded over tho graves ot 20,000 pensioners of tho Civil war, according 16 a state ment of Pcnslorl Commissioner War ner yestordny. This, ho says, Is an evi dence of tho rapidity with which tho veterans are being diminished. The total number of pensioners on July 1, 1905, was 084,608, On December 31, It was C79.231. Taxation Project Adopted Today. Algoclras, Feb. 1. Tho Moroccan conferonco today adopted, without modification, tho draft of the taxation project. Chink Woman Delt Faro. El Paso, Tox., Jan. 31. In n raid on a Chinese'- gambling houso nt El 'aso tho only Chink woman In that town was found dealing faro. Sho was arrested. To Join Statehood Delegation. Durnnt, I. T. Jan. 31. Judge Charles C. Parkor nnd Democratic National Committeeman JL I Williams de parted yestorday for Washington In the Intorost of statehood for Oklaho ma and Indian Territory. 1, 1906. SUBSCRIPTION 500 BIXBY WANTS DELAY. Would Postpone Closing of Rolls for Another Year Washington, Jan. 31. Tnms Blxby, commissioner for tho Fivo Civilized Tribes, went before tho senate Indian commission yostcrday and urged that tho bill winding up tho nffnlrs of those tribes bo so amended as to postpono the closing of rolU for nt loast n yenr, As passed by tho houso tho hill 1I reeled that the rolls bo closed next June. Commissioner Blxby told tho commltteo thnt a largo numbor of ap plicants who hnd boon denied enroll nicnt nnd appealed their canos and that theno cases would not be finally detoi mined lieforo noxt fall. Tho pro vision closing the rolls wns Inserted at the Instance of Secreiary HJtchocl:, Held on Serious Charge. hldbrndo, Okla., Jan. 31. Tho trial of Elder Warllck for assaulting Mnr thn Diew, nn 18 year old girl, was held Friday at Hollls. Wntlick Is iMi'uvuur in mo Liinsiinn cnnrcii o rioino renown in his community, Ho has a largo family and tho caso causing excitement In the Star Valley community. Warllck was bound over In tho sum of $1,000 to await tho action of tho grand Jury. MANY TRIALS FOR MURDER BUSY WEEK FOR THE CRIMINAL COTJRT OF CHICAGO. Thirty-One Persons Accused of Horn Icldes Being Rushed to Trial In Effort to End Reign of Ter ror Additional Attorneys. Chicago, III., Jan. 31. Thirty-ono al legod ,murd,orcrs, nov In tho county Jail, aro to bo rushed to trial within tho noxt ten days under a plan of Stato Attorney Healy to put an end to the" wave of homlcfdo which has overspread Chicago. In addition to tho murder charges, fifteen hundred other criminal charg es will bo pushod by eight Judgos sit- flng cotlnuouBly. Throo additional Judges wore allotted to tho stato prosecutor today, and theso will at onco begin tho hearing of murder cases exclusively. Next week Is to lie known n3 "mso dor-trial week," and Mr. Hoaly will make special efforts to sccuro convic tions In all cases where tho murdered persons wcro tho victims of hold-up men nnd footpadB. Illchard Ivens, who murdered Mrs. Holllstcr, will probably bo placed on trial on next Tuesday. He Likes Ardmore. Courtnoy, I. T., Jan 30. Editor Ardmorclto: Allow mo space to say that last Saturady I visited Ardmoro for tho first tlmo. I mot my old friend, MaJ. Bubo Hardy, whom I had not mot In 21 years. Wo drovo to his palaco, 'home, sweet home," and met Mrs. Hardy nnd tho children, nnd nto a good dinner. After refreshments ot tho Georgia kind, ho drov.o mo over your olty of 13,000 Inhabitants, and I found it tho "Eureka" of tho Indian Terri tory. Ardmoro will grow to bo tho Atlanta" of Uio Indian Territory. Your schools and colleges will keep your boys and girls at homo. Your churches compare well with nny city. Your lawyers and doctors aro equal with tho best Whon sUfohood corals and all of tho public domain Is put Into farms, then Ardmoro will grow by leaps and bounds. Cotton and wool en mills will come, and silk factories and manufacturing plants of every kind. By tho tlmo tho Panama, ditch Is finished Ardmoro will bo tho "Inp" for emigrants both from land and sea. Yours truly, A. P. CAGLT3. Washita River. Rather Crooked. Turner Falls, Jan. 31. Tho famous Washita rlvor Is nearly as crooked as tho notoriously crookell Deep Fork In Uncoln county, Oklahoma. It Is, from tho mouth of Houoy creek, by tho Washita rlvor, sixty-four mllos to auls Valloy and only twontytwo miles to tljo ii'amo placo by tho Santa to railroad. No effort, however, hns as ypt boon mado towards straighten ing tho many kinks of tho serpentine stream. The occasional overflowed lands produco tho Over groon and highly nutritious swamp grass very abundantly That grass Ib greatly rol- iiuod by cattlo and horses, PER MONTH; NUMBER 276 RATE BILL T0 DRAG STATEHOOD AND OTHER MEA3 URE8 TO BE PUSHED IN WAY. President's Railroad Policy May not Be Taken Care of Until May. Senate May Prolong the Statehood Vote. A Washington special says: It need not occasion surprise If the niorry month of Mny arrives boforo tho gonatu sorlously begins to contom plnto a vote on tho railroad rato bill. Nowhere In souato clrcloB Is thero nn Indication ot n doslro to rush intor stnto commorco legislation. Tho un finished order of business Is tho Bhlp subsity hill. Tho ndvocatos of that measuro aro not willing to risk n vote nt thin time. Thoy will permit It to ba side-racked temporarily for tho statehood bill. Afer the statehood bill has been disposed of, tho Philippine tariff bill will be taken up. In tho moanwhllo thero will bo appropriation bills pros sing nnd tho ship subsidy bill still tho unfinished business. Tlio Sraoot caso Is privileged nnd can bo brought bo foro tho sennte nt any tlmo tho com mltteo sees fit to report It So far as tho Republican steering commltteo has ngrced on n program.lt pcrtnlns to statehood and tho Philip pine) tariff. Tho presont Intontlon is thnt tho statohood bill may bo sub stituted for tho ship subsidy bill not later than tho mlddlo of next week and It mny b0 dono the lattor part of this week. Unless an agreement can bo reached by which tho Foraker amendment permitting Arizona nnd Now Moxlco to vote separately on tho ndopllon of n constitution will bo ac cepted by tho sennto committee, thero will bo a prolongod debato on state hood. Senator Bcvcrldgo Is confident that ho has enough votes In sight to pass tho hill without making any con cession. Tho oppolsltlon says ho has not nnd you can tako your choice. Th0 frlonds of tho Hamilton hill nro urging that tho Incorporation of tho Foraker amendmont on tho separation of tho bill would mean Its dofeat In tho houso. Thoy arguo that Spoakcr Can non having won his fight against tho Insurgents would not yield to pressure from tho senato. This plea Is greetod by tho demo crats and their republican allies with derisive laughter. Tho houso will not dare rofuso n bill admitting Oklaho ma nnd Indian Territory to statohood, snys tho Balley-Forakor combination. This briefly Is tho senate fight and apparently tho forcos aro nbout ovonly divided. Into this sort of a con test, wlioro presidential aspirations, tho supremacy of party leaders and of ono or tho othor houses of congress aro Involved, tho Oklahoma delegation Is endeavoring to plungo Itself. Enthusiastic stntchoodors havo can vassed, nnd after voting down ono plan adopted another. Tlio plan voted down was for tho members of a dele gation to call on oach senator and toll hi m about it Somebody suggested that Tlio senator might not come out to bo Instructed, in which event tho lelegntlon would bo embarrassed. Ac cordingly, It has been agreed that ench Individual shall sco tho senator with whom ho has tho most potont pull and convert him. No report was submitted tonight, but after It Is nil over thoro will bo circumstantial stories to relate In Oklahoma, "how Brown fixed Aldrlch," nnd "Smith put tho finishing touches to Lodge," for many a year. It Is suspectod that tho Btatohood bill may serve as a "buffer" In tho matter of rato legislation. Tho senato Is going to pass a vote bill. Of that thero is little or no doubt, but thoro nro many details to be workod out, compromises to present and schemes to ndvanco. While those aro being workod out tho tlmo must bo consumed. It something olso offors n hotter field for exploitation than statehood It will bo taken up, but Just at this par ticular tlmo tho Hamilton bill Is most available. Against tho Hamilton bill Is Forakor, who Is nlso opposed to rail road rato legislation. In favor ot tho Hamlltbn bill Is Aldrlch, who Is Just as pronouncedly against rate legisla tion as Forakor. Sitting astrido tho fonco In statehood legislation Is El- kins, also against rato legislation. Tho Oklahoma dclogution must get their Interests together nnd IV may tako somo tlmo.