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OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY-ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS. VOLUME XH. aOIHfSNIS.NOP.) ARDMOKli, LND. TUB., TKUJtSDAY EVENING, li'EBRBARY 22, 1906. SDBSCRIPriON 50C PER RONIH) NUMBER 244 If . OKLAHOMA DEMOCRATIC CERTAIN TO BE IF STATEHOOD BILL FAILS OF PASSAGE. This li the Prediction of Colonel BUI Croii He Believes the Sure Way to Statehood Is to Elect a Democratic Delegation. Oklahoma City, Okln.. Feb. 21. Colonel William Cross, who four yearn ago made the rnco for delegate to con gress on the Democratic ticket and who sem3 likely to be the next nom inee, In an Interview give ills Ideas concerning the political situation In Oklahomnn, as follows: "If the congress of the United States docs not pass the statehood bill at this session, Oklahoma will certainly go Democratic by a big majority at the November olectlon. Tho argument wo lmvo always lost out on In Okla homa has been that a Republican del egate could get moro from a Repub lican congress than a Democrat could. This song has !f en sung so often that It will not rccelvo favor any more. "I bcllevo that the surest way to get statehood, If we do not get It from congress before the next election, Is to elect a Democrat, thereby 'Indicat ing to congress that we arc absolute ly tired of waiting, and that wodeslro to manifest our disapproval of the In activity of the Republican party In Oklahoma, . and Its non-fulfillment of Us party platforms. California once had a similar experience. She kopt knocking; nt the doors of congress for some very needed legislation .upon tho Chlneso question, and that body ns continuously refused to heed the knocking. "Tho people of California arose In their might and sent to congress, as n manifesto of their disapproval, those who were 'check by Jowl with their desires; elected--Democrats in place of Republicans, and the dilato ry tactics of congress relative to this all-absorbing question to tho Pacific slope changed Into prompt action. 1 believe that an experiment of that character upon our part will be tho best posslblo means of securing state hood, and I do not believe that It ab solutely takes a Republican to get us statehood, or nt least, to pass a state hood bill through tho house, because Arizona has been having statehood bills passed through the house with a Democratic delegate in congress. "Politically, Oklahoma proper Is Democratic, although a goodly portion of emigration thcro Is from tho north nnd northwest. Herein lies tho op portunity of tho Republican party. Tho farm values In the great north west and north are almost twice as hlglr 'as tney aro In Oklahoma. The farm valuos in the south aro not very much higher than they are In our ter ritory, and tho consoquenco Is cheap ness, ns well as fertility of lands constitutes tho magnet that draws emigration from Republican states und strongholds, although a good ma ny Democrats living In tho north havo come and are coming to Okla homa because of tho fact that they have been living In sections of tho country where Democrats could not get anything but defeat ns their po litical portion. "Tho great absorbing question with us is statehood. Next to that, tho con stitutional convention,, which will give- us our constitution.- My Judgment is that tho' brlefor tho constitution tho bettor It will be, leaving all mat ters purely within the legislative branch of tho government for future legislation. The school land question, tho prohibition question, tho railroad quostion, and innumerable other ques tions will all come up after tho pas sage of tho enabling act, and it seems to bo tho idea of tho house of repre sentatives to permit settlement of nil matters that effect us locally to bo de cided by popular vote, tho enabling act going so far as to provide that tho qualified voters of tho state may voto direct for or against tho proposed situation, nnd for or ngalnst every provision thereof separately submit ted. "I believe that tho prohibitionist, ns well as tho nntis, would bo better satisfied with tho submission of tho prohibition to a direct voto of tho people. I havo heard somo prominent prohibitionists so dcclaio themsolves. Prohibitory liquor laws aro pecunlarly within tho provlnco of tho pollco pow er of tho state. They aro not mat ters over which tho federal congress has jurisdiction In a state. That bv lilt; so, the Insertion of a prohibitory clause In our enabling act would, at least, cause interminable- llttgatloi. With all this eliminated from tho en abling net, tho matter could bo defi nitely settled under the propose-! statehood bill by the prohibition question's submission to i popu'.'it rote. "That portion of the republican party in power Is splonlldly organ Ized, but tho Republican party In Ok lahoma In Its entirety Is split wido open. Thoy generally get together at election time, but whether the broach now In existence will remain so up (o und Including the next territorial election Is a matter which no Elijah can prophesy. Mr. McOuIre, our dolo gat'.', has cracked and Is cracking, tho party whip more than vigorously. His scheme for the appointment of a wholo lot of district Judges would havo further Increased tho power of his machine. Wo think that If any district Judges aro to bo created, the people should bo permitted to select them, rather than the oxcctttlve power permitted to appoint them, Our sys tem of Judiciary Is not only un-American, but very unsatisfactory. "Tho district Judges constltuto tho supreme court; tho cases aro appeala ble from the district court to tho su premo court, whore thoy aro passed upon by the district Judges. The dis trict Judgo, however, who tried the case below, not passing upon it above. While our Judiciary has been highly complimented by some members of tho supreme court of the United States, the system Itself Is a vicious one," NEGRO SAYS NOT GUILTY OF MURDER OF MAGGIE LEAR AT SHREVEPORT. Prisoner Moved From Jail to Court House Within Picket Lines of Mil Itla Mob Dispersed by the , Soldiers on- Guard. Shreveport, ta., Feb. 21. At 3H0 o'clock this afternoon Charllo Cole man, the negro arrested charged with tho murder of "Mngglo Lear, a 15-year-old white girl, Monday evening, was arraigned In the district court where ho pleaded not guilty to tho charge of murder, which was returned by a spe cial grand Jury five minutes before. The grand Jury worked for over two hours hearing witnesses. Tho removal of tho prisoner from tho Jail to the court houso nnd tho return were accomplished quickly. With tho exception of three or four officers, none knew the negro would bo arraigned this afternoon. Tho en tiro routo from tho Jail to tho court houso was within picket Hi s or mili tia. Judge noil ordered the cue set for trial Saturday. District Attorney Foster is now In possession of somo bloody clothing nnd a pistol, alleged to have been hidden by Coleman Immediately af ter tho victim was shot and criminal ly assaulted. Only slight aisordcrs by mobs are anticipated. At 3 o'clock this morning a crowd of twenty-five men started to tho Jail, but wore stopped and dis persed at tho gaurd lino. INDIAN APPROPRIATION. Bill Completed by House Committee Less Than Estimates. Washington, Feb. 21 Tho Indian ap propriation bill, which has been com pleted by tho Houso Committee on Indian Affairs, carries a total of $7, 785,52$, which Is $358,784 loss than tho current appropriation nnd $427. 000 jess than tho estimates submitted. Tho bill has boon ontlrely remodel ed In form over previous appropriation acts. Tho chango consists In n uni form classification of Items, first In the expenditures coming directly un der tho president, noxt tho secretary of tho Interior, tho commission. and then, beginning with Arizona, each stato and territory Is takon up and all appropriations for IndlanB within Its boundaries follow. In tho old system tho Items woro put In tho bill without reference to order. Tho bill embodies no chango In the policy for tho administration of Indian affairs. Indian schools nnd other Insti tutions nro appropriated for practical ly as formorly. Tho appropriation for irrigation, on reservations aro somewhat more liberal In some cases than formerly. THE PINCKNEY MURDER CASE SECOND DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND STATE RESTS CASE. Evidences of Much Feeling Were Dt played Extra Deputies Placed on 4 Guard as a Precaution Miss j Plckney Testifies. Austin. Tex., Feb, 21 After a day of unusual tension the stato this af ternoon closed the Introduction of testimony In Its caso against Roland Urowno, who Is charged with killing Congressman John M. Plckney and Thomns I). Plckney at Hempstead, In Waller county, last April. During tin day a largo number of witnesses cs tilled, nnd there were numerous lucl' dents of more thau ordlnnry lntere.it. The featuro lu connection with this case, Is not so much the testlaiony given on the witness stand as It Is tho evidence of feeling displayed out side of tho court room. Sheriff Mat thews announced today that this morning ho had placed n number of deputies on duty. The ptale rushed matters today an 1 It closed at a much earlier time than had been expected. Of the sevonty-flv3 witnesses only half have been allowed to testify. Tho defense has forty men summoned, but the attorneys were tin able to say this afternoon whether all would bo needed. Tho disposition seems to bo to expedite tho trial .is much ns possible. There were a number of sharp tilts between opposing counsel today, and In fact, considerable feeling was dis played at times. The closing scene of tho proceedings today were In tensely dramatic. Miss Sue Plckney, the sister of the two Plckneys who were killed, was placed on the stand for tho purpose of identifying certain garments which her brother John bad worn on tho night he was killed. Sho Identified these, Indicating the bullet holes nnd then called attention to a button which she wears suspended around hor neck, saying, "This but ton Is dyed with his heart's blood." Miss Plckney wn.i evidently suffering from Intense emotion, for hor hands trembled and hor Hps "quivered. 1 Cqnductor Hess who has been run ning cm tho Rock Island from this city to South McAlester, will be trans ferred to Oklahoma City whoro ho will take a run out of that city. Conductor Hess has been on tho Ardmore-Hail-eyvllle run for tho past four months and his many friends will regret to seo him leavo this division. It Is learned that he will be succeeded by Conductor Freeman of Ft. Smith, who Is ono of the old time conductors on the Rock Island. A now Innovation hns been Inaugurated by tho road nnd nudltors nro now doing duty. Auditor Leahy has been assigned to the run out of Ardmore. Roth Conductor Free man nnd Auditor taahy are clever gentlemen and courteous In every way. Toadies free Thursday night, opera house, usual conditions. 21-2 8tetson Hats Free. I have 100 Stetson and other brands good soft felt, derby and straw hats lo glvo away absolutely free. First eomo get tho plrk. Johnson, the Hat Cleaner and Blocker. Wheeler Bid., West Main street. The pollco raided several gambllnp halls Tuesday night nnd arrested eight playors, whllo u number made their escape. Thoso nrres'eY! appear ed before" Pollco Judgo 1U and plead ed guilty to tho ehorgQ piying a flno of $10.C.r each. Tho paraphernalia In tho halis was not molested. W. C. T. U Workers. Tho ladles of tho W. C. T. If., mot yesterday at tho homo of Mrs. W. R. Ingram on D street, northwest. While only a fow were In attoudanco.qultonn Interesting program was carried out In which all prosent took an nctlvo part. Tho workers nro preparing for an oratorical contest Injtho near future which will bo comprlsod of six of Ard moro's most charming girls. Insurance Invectlgatlon Report. New York, Feb." 22. Senator ..Arm strong, with a complete copy' of tho report of tho Insurance Investigation committee loft Now York today for Al bnny. Ho will submit the documoat for final nlgnafuro to tho iromners of llio committee upon hU arrival. A STARTLING STATEMENT LABOR LEADERS CHARGED WITH THIRTY MURDERS. Detective McParland Makes the State mentOrchard Who Is Under Ar rest for Assassination of Gov. Steuhenberg Talks. Denver, Colo., Feb. 21. The Times today says: Hany Orchard, who Is under arrest In Idaho charged with assassinating former Governor Steunenherg, and who has made a confession charging the lenders of tho western federation of mlneiH with Instigating n number of dynamite outrages nnd murders, was In the employ -of tho Cripple Crook miner owners' association as a delectlve during the great strike In thO Clippie Creek district. This most Important fact will bo lined In defense of "the accused labor leaders when tljey are brought to trial In the courts of Idaho. "I will not say whether or not Har ry' Orchard did make such a confes sion as attilbuted to him," wns the statement made by Detective James McParland today. "Numerous efforts were made to Intimidate the man Into saying things against himself, but I refused to allow this," continued McParland. "Thirty murders In all I charge to Moyer, Haywood and Pottlbone. Ev eryone, whether It was In Colorado slncti the labor troubles began In Tel lurldu less than five years ago, or whether It followed lu other states, the troubles In this state, was plan ned nnd executed by the friends of the head of the organization." - RoIro, Idaho, Fob. 20. Steve Adams alias Dickson, who was nrrested yes terday at Haines, Oro., and taken to Raker City, will bo brought to Boise as soon ns his extradition can bo' ar ranged. He Is chnrged with com plicity In tho assassination of former Governor Steunenherg. Jack Slmpklns another suspect, who hnd been In Haines nnd vicinity for some time, cannot be found by Penitentiary Offi cer Robblns and detectives who have been searching for him. Tho grand Jury will meet on Monday noxt nt Caldwell lo Investigate the assassin ntlon. Breckenrldge Stock company nt opera hoifse, balance of week. 22-2 ARRESTED NEAR LITTLE ROCK. Prisoner Believed to be Man Wanted For Territory Killing. Muskogee, I, T Feb. 21. Mayor File Is In recelpt'of a message to tho effect thnt a man supposed to bo Cle ment Turner hnd been arrested by tho Chief of tho pollco at Argonta, Ark., a suburb of Little Rock, today. Tur ner Is accused of having shot and kill ed Jim tawery, his father-in-law, at Gooseneck Bond, near Muskogee, last summer. A largo reward Is offered for his capture. Tho officer was wired lo hold Ills pilsoner and Rafo tawery, a son of the man killed, and who Is a mall clerk on the Choctaw road, was wired to go to Argenta to Identify tho man. Matinee Saturday afternoon nt 230. 22-2 TRIBAL SCHOOLS TO CLOSE. Superintendent Newberry Notifies Schools in Chickasaw Nation. J. W. Johnson of Mllo was In tho city today accompanied by his daugh ter, MI83 M'aybelle. They aro enrouto to Bloomfleld academy. Mr. Johnson states that he has been notified by tho ncademy people to como nftor his children ns tho school will closo In nccordanco to Instructions received from Superintendent Newberry of tho tribal schools. Mr. Johnson has two children In tho academy. Both himself and daughter said today that they re gretted tho closing of the schools as thoy wcro of great benefit to tho Indian children. Miss Muybelln was formorly a pupil of Bloomfleld and sho warmly praised the school, say ing that It was ono. of the best In Indian Territory. The academy hnd a total .enrollment or over a hundred pupils. It was stated that tho pnplls wero leaving for' homo every day. . After tho fourth of March there will bo no moro separate schools In tho territory as tho white nnd Indian schools will bo merged, STATEHOOD MEASURE. Will Have Precedence In Senate Until Voted Upon. Washington, Feb. 21. Tho state hood bill, which during tho law. two days hns been put nsldo to accommo date tho puro food measure, will, now that that bltt has boon disposed of, havo preccdcnco In tho scnato until voted ob. Senator Boverldgo said today he would ask tho senate tomorrow to set a day for taking the voto on It, nnd he will suggest that this be not de ferred longer than ten days This pur pose Is Indicative of Senator Rev erldge's confidence that the bill will pass There aro not many other advocates of the bill, howovor, who nro so hope ful ns Senator Bevorldge Is. The gen eral opinion Is, Indeed, thnt Senator Foraker's amendment or ono of sim ilar Import Is certain of adoption, This belief was somewhat strengthened to day by tho statement that Senator Fulton of Oregon, who hrs horeloforo been classed as n "noubtful," would vole for the amendment. COAL FOUND IN COMANCHE. Railroad Employes Discover It While Digging a Well, tawton, Ok., Feb. 21. Great excite meijt prevails In Fletcher, In tho northeast part of Comanche county, over the find of coal In thnt vicinity, and property values havo advanced rapidly. Tho coal was found upon tho Frisco right of way by railroad em ployes. Geologists reported that tho Indications of tho coal beds are excel lent In thnt vicinity. RECOMMENDS CHANCE IN LAW ENCOURAGES ORGANIZATION OF MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE.' Joint Committee of New York State Legislature Makes Its Report on Life Insurance Investigation. Capitol Stock not Required. New York-,, Feb. 22.- Tho report or the Joint commltteo or tho senate and assembly or tho atalo or Now York appointed to Investigate tho ar fairs of the Ufa Insurance companies, recommends that artlclo two or tho Insurance law bo so amcndnl as to permit tho formation thereunder of mutual corporations without capital stock to transact business life Insur ance and for such otlfor purposes ns are authorized to be connected there with In case of stock corporations, provided at least five hundred persons havo subscribed to becomo members therein, In an aggrcgato amount of at least one million dollars to bo in sured upon their lives and shall havo each paid In ono full annual premium in cash upon Insurance subscribed for, nnd provided further that It shall mako tho same depositions with tho superintendent or Insuranco, that are required or stock corporations ror similar purposes. Tho United States court at Tisho mingo will take n recess UiIh after noon. Judgo Townsend will go to South McAlester to nttend tho special session of the court or appeals which will hold a two day's session. It Is said that a number or opinions will bo handed down. John Griffith the celebrated, actor who Is to visit Ardmore next Tues day will deliver a lecture to the' pu pils of the high school In tho after noon. J, C. Murpliy has been appointed by superintendent Gaines of the. rail way mall service, weigher or mall and has been asslgnod to tho Frisco road and will do service between Madlll and Hope, Ark. Ho has already enter ed upon tho dlschargo or his duties. Commissioner Robnett Is In Mariet ta holding n term or (ho commission er's court. . Tripp Held. Chnrloy Tripp, arrested In Jack county on tho chargo of being Impli cated In tho murdor of Chas. Cheslor, nt Tishomingo, was given an examin ing Irlal nt Ft Worth yesterday and remanded to tho Ardmoro Jail without bnll tri await tho notion of tho grand Jurr It Is1 alleged that thero aro r.evofal . parties Implicated ' In tho iiIII't of Chester and tlirt Tripp was ono . ' thoiw. DESTROYED BY FIRE BUSINESS SECTION OF HITCH COCK, OKLA., IN RUIN8. Portion of the Residence District Alo Wiped Out by Flamee -All Kind of Business Interest Suffer. Loss Over $100,000. tawton, 0'!, Feb. t: - Yllh Urn exception of ono furnlturo store In tho town or Hitchcock, fifty miles north of tawton, tho entlro business section and n portion of tho resldenco section was destroyed by flames nt 4 o'clock this morning. Ono hundred thousand dollars will not cover tho loss. Very milo was carried In Insur ance. The flro originated from a de fective fluo In tho Wood Morcantllo Company. Tho following buildings, with practically tholr contents, wcro dottroyed: Tho Wood Morcantllo Com pany, Waples Bros., G. J. Krucgor ft Son, W. D. Hamm, all general mer chandise stores; First Bank of Hitchcock-, J. E. Cronkhlte. Hardware Com pany; Schmidt, Blxter & Banco, hard pony; Schmidt, Blxter & Bance, hard ware; 8avoy hotel, Rock Island hotel, A. J. Fouts, drugs; two saloons, one barber shop, ono restauranL Vanguard Newspaper offlco, ono millinery store. Central telephono offlco, ono black smith shop and throe residences. Hitchcock is a new town and was ono of tho threo Included In the ad vertisements of tho Rock iBland De velopment Company of St. taula. Madam Karo. An Ardmorelto representative call ed upon Madam Karo, tho celebrated palmist and clairvoyant. Ho round the mndam to bo a bright llttlo woman of French extraction, with a petite fig ure nnd hazel brown eyes. Sho speaks English fluently nnd without the French nccont. Clalrvoyanco, sho ex plained was tho science .of tho com munication of iho minds ono to tho other. In connection with clajrvoy nncy the Mndam also reads tho palm. She Is really wonderful, tells your name, age, thoughts and your desires, dares to predict tho future and lltta tho curtain or tho dead pasL Madam Karo Is Impressed with Ard moro nnd' predicts for It a most flat tering future. Her Imagination ran riot, and sho told pf paved ntreots, or sky scrnplngs buildings, the rush and din or a busy hustling population, ot Street cars and automobllee, etc. Sho said tho statehood bill was aura to pass and tho Democrats wero Mora numerous than tho Republicans and would gain nnd maintain control at tho polltclal situation and that Okla homa City would bo tho capital. When tho Madam 'carco back ta earth she complimented the ladles of Ardmore and said her patrons woro numerous and ot the best class. Ard moro Is the only town In tho Territory sho hns visited, from hero sho goes to Dallas nnd rrom thoro to Paris, to study deeper into tho mysteries ot her profession. Tho reporter learned that clalrvoy anco was first discovered by tho Hin doos and palmistry by tho Egyptians and ttoth scloncea aro as old as the pyramids. "King Richard the Third." The eminent tragedian Mr. Joha Griffith will appear at Roblson opera houso on Monday, Feb. 27th. Mr. Grlf II th Is Just now ono ot tho most Inter esting personalities of stage lire, und every season ho grows in the csloenx or Intelligent thcatro-goors. Ilo repre sents all that Is strenuous, combined with an Intellectuality that Is rare, thoroughly understanding and appre ciating nil tho glorious lines or Shakes peare, and giving to thorn an Inter .protntlon that Is. moro convincing. His management haB this season pro vldod him with a splondld compiay and equipment. HJs coming engage ment hero Is. looked forward to with" unusual Interest. Seats on salo Mon day morning 9 o'clock. 22-3 A concreto walk with combluel curb Is being laid on North Cadrio stroot from tho conor of Main Btmt along sldo tho American restaurant nnd extending to nnd Including tho Southern, Hotel building. J. W. Fielder Is doing tho work and has n force ot men employed now. MnJ. Wm. Hill who has beon confin ed to hla rooms on North Washington street for several weekB pn account of Illness li again on tho streets.