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Ardmore, Sunday, March 4, 1906.
eon THE DAILY AHDMOREITE. . Every Day Except Saturday Dy THE AHDMOREITE PUBLISHING COMPANY. Sidney Suggs President C I. Dyrno.. Vlco-Prcsldent B. A. Ragland Managing Editor J ronlresa wisdom.. Associate Hdttor J F Raalcy. .. ...Hnslacss Manager PINION 1 Watered at the Postofllcc nt Ardmore ns SccondCIasB Matter , November 2, 1833. Confer with tho .Managing Kdltor o all matter pertaining to mo edi torial dopartmont and with tho Pres ident or IIuMno ManaRor on busl- rublljhcd every afternoon (except Huturdajj and Sunday niornluft. Offico of publication. North Wash ington street TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. The Dally Ardmorelte. One Week 1& Oao Month. 60 Ono ear 15 00 The Wwkly Ardmorelte. ret Year, by Mall 1 00 Six Mentha 60 Three Months. 25 ( Payable In Advanco.) The official newspaper (or tho Unit ed Stao Court o( tho Southern Dis trict. Indian Territory. Also for tho Chlckasnw Stock Association or tho radian Territory, and tho official or pa of tho city Any erroneous reflection upon tho character and reputation of nny po." ran which may bo printed In tbo ArJ oorelte. or nny ortlclo based on re ports that nro false, will be gladly cor rected If brought to ttvj attention el tho publlahor. PHONES. Jlualness Msnngor'a Olllcc D33 City Bdltor'H Olllco.... b lx)ng Dlatnnro. . . . 513 Ardmore, Sunday, March 4, 1906. Qount Don! hTiII cllngn to his title illke ;t npeudtlirlft to n cuncoled pawn ticket. I oo . Tho sellers of Uno, n now torrl- "torlal drink, claim there Ih not a. drunk .In it -oo- 1). Krnnk Iloed, from Muskogee, ol coarse, ban been appointed supervl Hor of ticlioots for tho Cherokee na tion, If tho Curtis bill does not pass his Job will only lar.t to March 1th today t oo Tho Fort Smith TlniOM says Mor ton RuthorfoTd of Muskogee Is n sen atorial poBslbllty. Why did Rutherford 0 to Arkansas Jo start- Mb political (mom for an Indian Territory senator hlp? oo In discussing, tho. Cur.Ua bill, which provides for tho, winding up ot-jhe affairs of tho flvo tribes, Senator Hall jy In tho senate, said ho wna opposed to giving no much authority to nny ono roan, and especially to tho prey int secretary of tho interior, K. A. Hitchcock. . v, OO Judgo Opff-of.Weet Virginia, ha issued an Injunction preventing a man and woman from attending church. It Is now up to n piously In clined federal, judge In the Indian Ter ritory to Istmo nn injunction to com pel tomo of tho bad men of this sec tion to bo good. oo Governor Front of Oklahoma hus accepted tho invitation of tho Mus fcogou Commercial Club to a smoker to bo given by It March 7. It Is nn aounccd that no politics nro to bo injected Into tbo spirit of tho occa sion,' Well for what purposo do they want him? oo Tbo tribal tax Is an unjust trlbuto nought to bo lovled upon necessary business Institutions and tho c.Vtlo men. No blanio can attach to tho In terests concerned for their manlf3si unwillingness to stntid for tho tax and It should bo eliminated from the till seoklng to imposo it for nuothd twiilvo months. Tho Tlmos-Domocrat of Mnakogo) fiays Mr Ileal, the acting commission er for tho five elvllUcd tribes com mission, haa Just returned from Cln innatl, nnd in an oracular manner announces it Is n mystery as to.what .action will bo takon on tho Curtis bill. The greatest mya'ory is why did Boa! havo to go all tho way to Cincin nati to find this out? Tho nation will mourn with Texas tho death of former Governor Hogg, which occurred nt Houston yesterday afternoon. Iloth as prlvato clttrennnJ public sorvant Governor Hogg was tho embodiment of honor and a veter an patriot to tho moral awakening that is now sweeping the country. Ho stood as tx bravo representative of tho good, rot of tho bad, and his inomoTj" will nover dlo. THE INDIAN TERRITORY TANOLE. Tho St. IjuIs Jlupubllc makes "no bones" nbout 11 nnd charges tho Re publican congress with It nil. "Ily Its delays nnd evasion tho Re publican congress has b en making x pretty mess In tbo Indian Territory For thirteen years the D.twos commis sion has been working to wind tip tho affair of tho five tribes, and th0 date set for the extinction of their tribal governments In nt hand, Its arrival finds no provisions mndo for the gov ernment of tb0 Icrriiory, whllo vast property rights nro Imperiled by 'Jokers" that nro discovered In pro filed legislation at the Inst moment,," says the Republic "Tho Dawes commission net of 1893 declared tho purpose to fit the coun try of tho flvo trlbos to become nn or ganized territory of tho United Stales; the Curtis ct tf IMS went further nnd declared tho purposo of fitting It for Matohood. There has hardly hern a tlni" In the last flvo years hn the territory was not prepared for wither of these forms of govern mont, but with no great questions to occupy Its attenttun enngrosa hns trl fled with tho nffjlrs of the territory until n crisis of confusion hns com. "Action upon tho statehood bill has been postponed beyond the tlmo when the tribal governments nro limited to expire nnd tin- two houses are nt log gerheads over tho form Ip whin It shall pnsH. And while they wait and procrastinate vast areas of productive land are withheld, from occupancy, technicalities threaten the lndlnu own ers with loss of n valuable portion of tholr Inheritance". ' why has thoro been nothing but delny nnd ottirtructlon nil thoao years lu tho matter of statehood? Tho Interests which profit, by resulting confusion may In part nnswor these questions, nnd no much ni they leave ttnnnHwored may lie. accounted for by stolid, pnrtNnn Republican Jealousy of the Southwest. "When it was thought that an ar rangement hnd been reached for open' Ini: to settlement tho magnificent do' main of the segregated lands, new dlf (lenities werd advanced, nnd the whole question secmH to he npenod ngaln, At this rate of progress It 'seems not Improbable Hint tho Curtis bill fo winding up the affairs of tho tribes will bo still poudlng In ope house or the other until near the cmi ol Ihli im-ssIqu, tf tt doo"5 not go over to the next. "Hut something must bo done now The vole on tho statehood bill In tho smntf! does not come until Friday, March 9, and nn It stands, the tribal governments expire five days earlier. The only thing that congress can dp Is to pnss. this wgek n resolution extond Ing their existence, until the statehood bill liwimoa n lnw. The nearly ono million white people n)rt.iil ythero hnve a right to ccwnj, und,crtbvjflnjt.yvlhcvt further do'ay, to establish schools and. nil tho other Institutions of tho Ahierlchn system on their farms na well n In their cities." If, by nny chance, the "wrnnglo among Republicans should defeat statehood nt this session thji t'qnc million whllo. people" will know where lomuriDuio mq mnmc. oo NO MORE TRIDAL TAX. '. Two papers garden seed Cc. Nickel Store. 4-3t Tho eontlnnanco of tbo tribal rov ernments of tho flvo clvllltcd tribes for one more year will" not In nny m.innor .nfft-ct that pnrt of Soctlon 11 of the Curtis bill relntlvo to. tho tu bal tax which, defines Itself thus; "Provided, That all taxes nccrui ic under tribal laws or regulations of .be secretary of tho ln rior sh ill bo abnl Ished from and afUr OecomVI thirty flrkt, nineteen hundred and flv-, hirt thlH provision 6hall not provent the collection after that dtto nor afUr dissolution of tho tribal govornmontof all such taxes dun up to and Includ ing December 31, 15105." ' oo Referring to tho special session of the legislature tho Dallas Ncwb saya Oovornor I-inham will recolve the congratulations of tho pcoplo of Tox ns for having seen what his duty was and performing it nnd that the peo ple of Toxas want no laws on tho atnt utes except those they placo there themselves. This is ono of tho many reasons why tho people of tho Indian Territory so earnestly deslro state, fiood, that is to be govempd by laws enacted by themselves, and to have such laws cnforiVd ty oftkors soloctert from their rnids. They nro tired of of long range congrosslonnl enact ments and mako-shlft legislation, and worn out with bureaucratic rules and regulations, that are chnnged with such lightning llko rapidity that they nro hardly learned boforo others are Issued in llou thereof by some Irre sponsible, high salaried and ovor bur dened government clerk, unfaml,i.r with conditions nnd Ignorant of tho effect such changes will make, on Stovons, Kennorly & Spraglns Co. keep only tho best plumbers nnd ehnrro yru no moro than you havo to pay tho monkoy wrench mochanlcs. TROUBLE FOR HITOHGOGK SENATE COMMITTEE TO INVESTI GATE TERRITORY AFFAIP3. THE STATEHOOD BILL. Resolution Introduced by Senate Clark Instigated by Frank McMur ray, Has Taken the Secretary Completely by Surprise. Washington, D. C, Mnrch 3. (Spe cial) Tho adoption of tho resolution of Senator Clark of Wyoming, provid ing for tho appointment of n sclor: commllteo In the senate to fully In vemlgnte nil mnttcrs connected with the conditions of nffnlrs In the Indian Territory In relation to legislation ni proposed by the house, pussml the sen ate with the winding up of affairs of the flvo clvill7.cil tribes nnd nuthnrl. Inn the ruin ni It toe to send for persons nnd papers nnd to administer oaths in order that nit facts surrounding the conditions In Indian Territory may ho obtained. This Is not wnntod by Secretary Hitchcock. Ho fully ap preciates for whom It Is intended nud also rcallzest that It wilt afford tho firm of attorneys In the. territory, whom ho haB been Investigating, pros ecuting nud fctlgm.Ul7.lng ns criminals, an opportunity to turn the,t.iblcs nnd ns.4um tho' role of prosecutors. Be fore this committee, Secretnry Illtc.v cock and hi subordinates will bo put on the defente, nnd, Judging from tho statement inndo by those who hnve a knowledge of tho nffnlrs in tho terri tory, there will bo strenuous times In the Indian country for Interior do paitmenl olTicluls when the senate Inquisitors commence their opera. IhnM. Secretary Hitchcock little ex pected this Hanking move. He was ta ken completely by surprise. Finnic Mc Murray, trro Tirnt of Mansfield, Mc Murrny fi' Cornish of South McAlos tor did It, nnd nn Investigation is now assured. Hitchcock has been following members of the scnutc with sleuths and detcctlcs. trying to discover something detrimental to them. This will nfford not only Mc.Murrny un;l those In Indian Territory who havo been hounded by Hitchcock, but mem ber of the housj nnd senate, nn op portunity to Inquire "Into Mr. Hitch cock's operations und his opcmtlvo subordinate!. There Is no man in the Jndlup Territory moro familiar ,wlth pffjilrH In the Choctaw nnd Chickasaw nations than McMurray, and when tip commltfeo reaches the' territory. It lu hardly probahlu that ho will withhold nny Information from Inves tigation. Tho Introduction of this res olution In tho scnato has been hallco with idellght by Indian Territory pco plo hcr, who, nro rallying to tho sup port of McMurray- In order that tho true facffl.wltb reference, to conditions In Uio territory may bo brough: (o light .through nn Investigation mudo by a committee .composed of honora ble nnd Impartial men, who will pre sent tbo senate nil inn facts c'iJ'at b yon Investigation, without fear or favor. on The beet advice to tho farmers with rcierenco to their cotton acreage la not to Incroaso IL A big acrcago with a good season tbrougho t tho cotfn belt nnd thoro will bo tho largest crop raised In tho history of tho South, That would mean a return of low prices and that li something none of uh care to see. Ilennlngton Tribune. Newspapers should bo a bit partic ular about ndvlslng the farmer. It Is wen enough' to suggest and point tna way, It possible, to succss. It is well also to encourage dlversllleat'on. Rvcn in this, mo newspaper that offers Its "pratla" ndvlco should know with reasonable certainty tho effect his ad vice will have on tho farmer at har vest and nnrketlnc time. Any farmer Ih too good and deserving to take chmcos; so, It tho newspaper frate, pity Insists upon ndvlslng the ":nin with tho hr," tho fraternity shouli" Itsolf bp nblo to know tho dlfforonc? between "diversification and "spo".i'.v t!cu. A little of overy thing that grows on tho farm Is diversification. A nln crop of nny ono thing that grows nn tho farm is rpecu'atlon.-Thn wavo cf presperlty will net roll to th.j farmer who "spcculatos." oo Tho Ardmorelte is In receipt of a copy of tho Southwestern Dcve'op ment News, a mngazlno published monthly at Muskogco, with Capt'aln Ira U Rcovos, editor, and F. C. Stler, business manager. Tho magazlno Is devotod to tho upbuilding of the teu tory nnd advertising Its wonderful re seurces. It Is well edited nnd noatly rntton up from n typographical stand n'ot and has a fair nmmint of adver tising mnt'er It contains numorons ruts of Individuals, buildings nn-l scoory. It deserves success and sheull havo Tho support of tho poo plo of tho tojrltory. Call phcr.o No" (ISO for all kinds cement work Kvery foot gunrnntfcd 7-lm J. W. FIEL.DE1L The statehood bill, In pursuance of which, If enacted, Oklahoma nnd In dian Territory will bo admitted to tbe union ns one state, and Arizona nnd New Mexico ns nnother state, j has still to frrco tho house If tho sen ; ate, when the bill comts to n vote March 0, or near that time, adopts the Forakor amendment. Mr. Fornkcr declares that he has enough Republican vofes to secure tho adoption of his amendment, pro vided tbo Democrats vote for it, as already Indicated by party action. This amendment would make atntehood In Arizona and Now Mexico dependent on the ratification of the proposition by each territory, rather than a ma jority of both territories. And Foraker would also have this ratification come through a special election, which could ho easily manipulated by the "Intorosta," inthcr than n general elec tion, called to rntlfy the constitution and elect state officers. Tho sordid purOHO back of those whom Foraker represents Is, of course, to defeat statehood for theso two tor rltorles, for .tho railways nnd mining Interests are singularly blessed un der territorial govornment. -They do not want statehood so long nn they can almost wholly oscnpo taxation un der territorial govornment. Will the Democrats in tho senate lend themselves to this achemo? It does not seem consistent with tho general wisdom of Democratic man agement In congress nt this time that Fornkcr and hln clients should bo thus favored by a vital Democratic policy. There aro some things In favor ol separate endorsement of statehood by Arizona and Now Mexico, but such Indorsement, it allowed, should bo ns a general, not a special election, oo The Indiscriminate horse atonllnr; that prevails In this locality Just : t Is something alarming. It lookH r,s li tho old method of "Judgo Lynch" wl'.l havo to bo reinstated. Ada Arbltet. This Is nrgumcnt In favor of law lessness. If "horse stealing" Is preva lent In the Ada community the Arbi ter owes society n duty to nsslst In Uh elimination by tho encour agement of tho enforcement of tho law. Our Ada contemporary should he among the Inst to consent to tho running of things In and about Ada by tljo duvll, tho Dutch nnd the dun cow. Your Credit is Good at R. A. JONES' Birj Furniture, Carpet and Stove Store WA N T E D ! One No. 1 shoemaker wh t can dn better and nicer work thnn Peat, the old shoo man. One sad.ll i mai who can come In a nillo of Deny Austin, the old veteran saddlo maker. Ono harness maker who can hold Ernest Fuller a light. We want to say not ono of theso men pretend to be mombcrs of tho church, neither do thoy go bohtnd the door' to tnko a drink. Thoy nro mechanics and th.y do tho work and tell th0 truth. No half-full hypocrites need apply Wo nro Just what; wo aro. Our storo is Just opposite tho post-' oftlco on Washington, qtrcot whero ' you will find us with a good lino cf harness, saddles and vohlcJcs. Wo have a No.' 1 shoemaker at tbo bcncH, the only sad llo, maker In tho city, and a drst-cla? ba.T.eu nan. Come and sco us. Everybody works at our bouse but tho old man. J. E. LOONEY & CO. Bank Begins Business. Ryan, I. T Mnrch 3. Tho Pcoploi Rank & Tnlst company begnn busi ness this morning. M. II. Barrett, president nnd H. V. Ulrd, cashier, making tho second banking Institu tion for Ryan. The W. C T. U. will meet with Mrs. Sallle Smith on Droadwny Wednes day nfternoon nt 3 o'clock. Mlso Kear ney will bo pTesent Two papers garden socd Cc. Nickel 8tor. 4-ut A Manila Fibre Duster Wrsr well and flchtu dunt equal, to a feather duMcr liutdora not scratch tho furniture. We bare It. W. T. NIXON. Tipill SllmnHb . COLEMAN BROS. Drrarfs and Jawaky Phone 265 Bristling with Crispy i-Newness-s- VERY section of our store is taking on the drees of spring the daily addition of new goods is causing a complete transformat'ion' in' every (Vonnrtmnnt ' ' tfau Poltr Miiu nml If.... D ...... aJ.'.-.Vf.fi' n SBBSi -.( . llfcir will,. Iiwn WtJfllJ, IICIT I uixj, new JHinS, J13J5, LOUQtS. are among the mor.e recent arrivals, only the beat merchandise, sanctioned by fashion and good taste, finds a plafie here. We aim at all times to be Foremost In Our Offerings of Dependable Goods and Values. Some. 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