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Farthing flros. Gtldea Rale TAILORS 6tru Oiesnlnir lid Trotlng Phone 513 ARDMQREITE WANT ADS RESULTS VOLUME XU. ARDMOKE, INI). TEli., Till JISDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 11)00 NUMBER 269 mm mmm CLOUDS DARKEN OVER RUSSIA PEOPLE RESTLESS UNDER RE PRESSIVE MEASURES IN FORCE. And the Resentment Is Arousing the People, Who Are Plannlng'a Gen eral Uprlilno Which May Ex ceed Anything Heretofore. BL Petersburg. March 28. Despite tho govornmcnt'a assurance that an other extensive outbreak In tho immc rtlato future Is Impossible, tho clouds aro lowering nnd thero nro oth er Indications that a big storm may break' before parliament meets. Tho resentment against tho torrlblo ro prcsslvo measures of tho govornmont In arousing tho people, especially tho worktnon In tho eltlo3. This Is ploying Into tho hands of tho revolutionists who aro planning a political utrlko and a gonoral -uprising They bcllevo that tho right moment will corao In mid-April, and both nldcn aro pro parlnB for tho fray. If It comes, It is likely to bo bloodier and more tor riblo than anything previously wtu mussed In thin country. Tho record of arrosts last week In riL I'otoroburg, besides showing an awful Btnto of lawlessness In tho capi tal, Is eloquent testimony of tho meth ods by which Uio government hopc to lrcvent tho threatened explosion. Ac cording to tho returns, 609 beggars, 215 persona without passports, ill thloves, 270 highwaymen and 1.0G7 un classified pontons, which menus polit ical offenders, were taken Into cus tody. At no tlmo during tho war was tho war ofllco buslor tlran now, making dispositions to reprenn Uio flnt ovl denecs of rebellion. Machlno gunu and ammunition aro being dispatched In every direction. Troops, nro being shifted . and concentrated, armored trains aro being stationed at railroad centers -and Ironclad automobljon ore being sont to tho largor cities. Hero and In Moscow, Uio Cossacks and other cavalry nro again patroltng Uio utroctB dny and night. Tho Intrigues of tho roacUonarlcs at court aro ccasoloas. In fact tho ca bals seom actually to bo fostering an outbreak In order to auppres It mer cilessly and convlnco tho omperor that tho peoplo cannot bo truatod with po litical liberties. An Important secret conference between General Trcpoff, commandant of Uio palaco and n ring leader of tho cabal, waa held at Tsar Uoo Selo Saturday night and tho Nashl Srhln saya that lrlvy Councillor no kovosoff, former minister of finance Is going to Paris nnd that If ho suc ceeds In negotiating a loan bo will supplant Count "Wltto as premier. It Is bolloved that tho threatened massacres of Jews at Kamentz anu oUior placoa In ncssarabla and Polo dla for which Uio anti-Semitic cam paign of tho court cabal Is directly responsible, will bo prevented. Sues Paper for $12,000. llobart, Okla:, Mnrch 2 -Tho Ho bart Clilof, a Democratic publication in Hobart, has been sued In tho aum of f 12,000 by Hon. Johc A. MoKcons, present city attorney, elected on hi Independent tlckot. Tho j tltlon filed with tho clerk of tho dNtrlc court, contains twouty.flvo trpo-wrltton pages and Beta up nine different counts. Tna principal allegations nro i.dlculo, mi llolous slander and falsification, with out foundnton for fact. The Chief m cusod Mr. M'cKocno of Mealing !5 'from tho city, and Mr. Kceno will on tor Uio district court to b.avo tho edi tor provo tho MW-iVI" T"0 created qulto a llttlo stir In political circles lu Hobart, nnd tho outcomo will bo watched with Interest. Spoiled Safe for Nothing, nartlesvlllo, I. T., March 28. An unsuccessful attempt was mado early yesterday to rob tho Investment bank at Wann, In tho Cherokee nation. Ex plosives used on tho vault wore bu.11 clent only to blow tho door off. Tlv robbpra escped without aocurlng nnr booty. Territory Milk Trust. South McAlester, 1. T Mar. E. i consolidation of all dair'eB In this city has betn accomplished, fhe xud tmst w'll extend to all towns In tho McAlester mining belt, absorbing porno towns nnd affecting '35,000 pco plo. The management will be from one offlce located here. INDIAN POLICE RECALLED. Government Heeds tho Appeal From Citizens of Sapulpa. Indian Agent Dana H. Kelso re celvod Instructions from Washington yesterday to recall Ma Indian ,-wltw mon from tho town of SapulpA, wnete they wont to remove Intra Ium frot.i town lota. This action Is taken In an swer to a petltlo.i from 300 c'll.cn of Sapulpa who wcro In dat gtc of be ing ejected from Uielr homes. Thlu Is tho result of a controversy between Noell Fran nni Ju"w Si pulpa, Indian cltlzcui. When the lawn of Sapulpa waa laid off by tho govern ment Klxty-Fcvcn acres of tho town slto was loft off tho uftlclnt plat. When thlH was discovered Noell Frank filed on tho land nnd It waa allotted to him. Jnmos Sapulpa filed a contest on be half of hlii ward, claiming tho right of allotting tho ground. When tho contest waa decided flfty-Bevcn wrcs went to Frank and ten acroa to Sa pulpa. Tho controversy has been pending for several years nnd during that tlmo many hvmeeo havo been built on Frank's land. Tho lattor Friday mado application to tho Indian agent for possession of tM ground, and, accord ing to tho treaty, there waa nothing loft for him to do Cut declare tho cit izens on tho ground Intrudora and re movo them. Indian policemen wero sent to tiapulpa Saturday and wero ready to act when tho order of yes terday prevented IL BEAR FEARS INSINCERITY RUSSIA REGARDS JAPAN'S ATTI TUDE WITH SUSPICION. Women and Children Ordered Out of Manchuria and the Ariy Held There Remnant f F'ert to Remain at Vl.vli"jstoK, TsarokoeaoJo, March 28. Ocu. Gro dekoff, commander In chief In Uio Far East, report tho sltuaUou grave The attitude of tho Japanese, ho aseorts, Is suspicious, many of their sples-hav log been dlreovcrcd In and about Har bin. Tho fact that thu czar receive I tho' Japanese envoy at Motono though Uio later waa without his credential), was proof of thv whole-hcarlcduoiu on tho part oT Rnsr.ln, but it Is thought In Bomo quarters, that the nrrlval ot tho credentials was purposely delayed Today Grand Iukc Nicholas, proi dent of tho council of natlonnl de fenses; Gon. Unovltch, Gen. Znremba yeff, War Minister Itcdlger and Chief of 8taff Palltzeno mot under Uio pres idency of Uio czar and approved Gen. Grodejkoff'H measures. Women nnd children wero ordered out of Mnnctru rla and tho cvacuaUon of Uio country by tho army waa ntopped. Officers leaves of absence, nlrenny granted, wore canceled nnd the remnnnts or tho licet wore ordered to remain at Vladivostok to watch tbo movement of tno Japaneso vessels. BROTHER OF BERNHARDT. Actress Has One Who Lives In Couth McAlester, I. T. South McAlester, I. T., March 28. Sarah Dernhardt, tho world-ronowned actress, has a brother living In South McAlostor. Ho enmo to South .McAl ester about olght years ngo. Hp has accumulated n llttlo property and ownB hla own home, where ho lives alone, except for a llock of chlek-ns Ho acted as her manager on hor first trip to the United State. They disagreed nnd parted nt that tlmo and havo novor seen each other since. When nsked whether ho would go to seo hor when bIio pasHon through tho territory, ho ropllea that ho would not cross tho street to greet her. Thinks Son Was Murdered. Muskogee, I. T., Mar. 28. Mysteiy ficemSjto Burround tho death of John Mode, who was found dead In th" roaj five miles couth ot nrnggo on March 4. Youug Mode's father was In tho city Tuesday trying to secure the arrest t a roan who is under suspicion. The father believes Uio boy was mnrdcreij by a drunken companion, Youni; Mode was returning homo f rnnr Hraggii with a number of companion and .t Is said ho had been drinU'ng. Ti noxt morning h!U doad body was found by tho road Bide, face downward, tn throat waa bndly Kwollrri as tf'Mod1 lad been chokod to death, Hilntlvc of tlio young man havo been 'Invenil gating and beliovo they bvc htrnim clrcumstnnt)ni cvldcuce against one u hfa, companions. WAIL FROM THE EAST SECRETARY WILSON SPENDING TOO MUCH PUBLIC MONEY. Will be Investigated Chairman Lit tlefietd Asks for Detailed Account of Expenditures Expect Spirited Criticism. Washington, March 2S. Ountlcmon of tho cant, when agriculture la a do cadent industry, If not a lost nrt, havo been complaining slnco tho session of congress began that Secretary Wilson has been spending too much ot Uio govornmont'a money. Some note haa been mado of theso complaints In pre vious dlfpalchea. They have becomo ho persistent Tlia tUio committee on tho expenditure of tho department of ngrlculture has been quickened Into a recolvo to mnko an Investigation. Mr. I.lttleflrld of Malno Is chalnnan of tbla committee. Today ho called on SecreLiry Wilson and requested a de tailed fllatoment of expenditures pre pared. Thin will bo dono nt onco and v,hcn It Is ready Ufo committee will consider lhs quefltlnn whether the de partment of agriculture has not been expending too rapidly. Gentlemen from tho fast, as It has been remarked, think It has. It may bo hut u coincidence, but by Eomu It la regarded as at least a curious circumstance, that tho gentlemen who havo bocomo disturbed by Uio Increas ing requirements of tho agricultural department ore among tboso foremost In tho belief that our merchant marine needs bubnldlzlng. The opposition to thin Idea comes chiefly from tho wen, which section profits most from the work of tho department of ngrlculture. What will come of tho complaints Is left Ton tho future to disclose; but It la already qulto certain that tho ag ricultural appropriation bill will .be subjected to'SOTcxer.crJtljjlsm .at. til sow!on than over before. Tho' bill 1h almobt ready to bo reported but will bn held back until Mr. Uttlefleld's commlttoo shall havo unluhvd Ita In vestigation. That tho requirements of tho de partment of agriculture havo Increas ed In greater ratio than those of any other is admitted by its friend.1, hut they assert also that Its iichlovcmcntH havo been greater and that It has come to havo a mord Intlmato relntton with the peoplo generally than any oth'-r department of thu government Tho Indications arc that ado of the most spirited contests of tho sesslou will bo witnessed when the bill is put before the house. PURCELL POLITICALLY. Republicans Put Out Ticket for City Officers Will be Close Fight. Purcell, I. T March 28. Tho Uc publlcahd of IMrceH mot In mass meeting last night, and nomlnntcd tho following ticket for officers to bo elect ed on April 3rd. Mnyor. W. O. Illanehard. ltecordor, A, C. MoKldcrry Treasurev. Ira Monett. Marshal. W H. Dllloehnw. Alderman, 1st Ward. S. H. Wilson. N. Iloudrenu. Alderman, 2nd Ward. W. C. Ilojer. W. H. V. Trudgeon. Alderman 3rd Ward. C. J. AnhnlL W. H. Ilrown. Alderman, 4th Ward, W. N. Bll'ott. H. W. Archer. Tlio platform pledges tfio ticket If olectcdjo recommend tho voting of 150.000 bonds for building a city hall. Installing a sower system, enlarge and Improvo Uio school buildings nnd lm provo tho Btreots. To Innlst upon Uio waterworks to furnish nn abundnneo of wator. In or der tliat tho promlsod reduction In ln suranco will bo made, nnd that the water furnished for domestic purposos bo wholesome nnd pure. Thl'9 tho Vatuiork3 company hat weed to do toon na tho ri(jce"ni: wells nnd settling tanks can bo Instil' ed. , Tho Democrats haVj placed a full ticket In tho Held nnd they now admit hat tao Rf publican .have put in. a I'rong ticket that w 11 be hard to Inut : ! , ' No mntfer what you .wnnt to palm, wc' Have Just thn paint with which i-. do tho Job host jDtir prices nro rich' 25 F J HAMSKY, Druggist INSURGENTS HOLD CAUCUS i NOT WILLING TO ADMIT DEFEAT nw mATrunnn mi I I Filibustering Tactics May be Employ. ed to Force tin Autocracy of tna House to Yield The Fight la Not Regarded as Lost. Washington, March 28. It tranH pfrtnl today that the Republican iimnr gimta against Uio omnlbis statehood bll had held a meeting last Saturday t consider whother they Mould count the fight iiH lost. Thlrty ono wero pres ent. It wait almost unanimously their opinion tnat defeat ought not to ho admlttel as yot, but thero wna noino llvlslon aa to how the content ought to bo carried on. A few of thoao pres ent oounseleil the Immediate ndoptlon of nlllmstorlng tactics aa a meana of forcing tho autocracy of tho house '9 order a report from tho conference. In the opinion of tho mnjorlly, thougtr. op such action ongHt to be tnken until 1 uhould kwrao apparent that tno coufcrtca of tho houso nro purposely Jplaylng a report. 'Since then Uio fact that tho Domo crnta aro considering the advlBablllty of filibustering aa a mean a of winning for the house nn opportunity to vote, apt only on tho statehood bill, but cm tho employers' ll.ibinty nnd Uio anU 'ojunctlon bills, hna bocomo known ind tho Republican Insurgents nro dla Ptfel merely to awsbu the Domocrata o long ra tho filibuster In against inly tbV stntehoiMl bill. It la likely that this courso will bo pursued. I Rut whatevur It may be, tho algnlfl "ant fact la Uiat the fight for state hood la by no moans regarded na losL A great many think that the apeakcr at his own tlmo nnd In his own way will direct tho house conferees to com Pfomlso with tho senate on tho basla o tho t;oraker amendment. Rut Uio Democrats and tho Republican insur gents, If they, retain their present mood, will not grant a long tlmo of srace. The Insurgents think they may properly wait two wcekn na being, a rcasonablo tlmu to. allow the con feree to consider thq forty, amend nents that woro adoptfd boforo bo binning to tllibuHtcr. If then there should be no Indication that tho house will havo nn opportunity to voto on tho question of statehood they would bo inclined to demonstrate that under ho rules a minority can bo trouble some. If Impotent. PURCELL HIGHWAYMAN. Young Man With Dlackened Face and Blacker Heart Arrested. Purcell, 1. T., March 29. Mst night nt about 0 o'clock G. W. Welsohan nn old man ho runs a small baker shop on Canadian was going to his barn In tho renr of his rlnco when ho w.ib wonted by a man with a drawn p'fitol and commanded to hold up his hande iml givo'hlm what money ho had. Welsohan replied that ho had no mon ey with him, whoh tho robbor marcheJ 'rim Into his store nnd nnatn demand Kl what money ho had. Welselyn mado a dlvo for Uio front door and gaining tho street gavo tho ilnrm. Olllrcra Dlckerson and Wobb mndsi Btarch and captured ono C. H. fllbon who was Identified by Wolso luin as. tho mm who held him up. WoiMhan I ver- old, noar 71 years of ago and the man who held him up la a young mnn who has buen working na a barber In tho city. Gibson had his preliminary examination before Commissioner I'felffer today nnd wai bound ovor to nppoar bcioro tho next cpnd Jury, bond waa sat In the sum or J7GJ) In dqfsult of which ho was ro mnndod to Jail. ('.Ilium had his faco blackened and had a red luindlrer ( hiUf over his fnco, and when captured by tho officers had removed only part of the black from his faco, Carneglo out of Builncos. New York. March 28. "No truth In report. I neither buy. ikII nor Invest." Thla Is Andrew Carncgi'a nnBwor to a. Now York newspapar'B tolograph Ic question repanllng n published re port that Jtlr. Cnmoglo would invest flOO.OOO.OfO to construct a subway con necting Coney Island with tho Uroax. Floods Receding, Dfs Mojnes, Iowa, March 29. Tho wntera of Cedar, river which enused mjich dnmage nt Wnterton nnd Clar Falls, roll three feet during tho Tilqht, putting an end to any further damago. VICTORY FOR THE KATY. Cotton Belt Statement Gives Up Its Train on March 29. Fort Wortlv Texas, March 28. Tho outcomo of tho race for Uio mall con tract belweon tho Gould lines and tho Frlsco-Knty combination hna been finally decided by tho newa received hero today at the general officii! of the railway mall service Tor tho eleventh division, nnnounclng tho discontinu ance of the Cotton Relt fast mail train between Texnrkana and Fort Worth March 29. The mall after that dato for Dallna and Dallas connections will bo, diverted from tho St. 1iultt, Iron Mountain and Soulhorn and Cotton Roll lines to tiro Frlsco-Knly. Donlscni, Texn, March 28. The Cot ton Relt will dlacontlnuo tho Toxar-knna-Fort Worth-Dallna faBt mall Mnrch 29. when all mall for Dallas, Fort Worth, Greonvlllo nnd connec tions will bo given to tho FrlBeo-Katy combination, which thua obtains a vic tory In tho fight for North Texas mall. Duke Granted Divorce. New York, Mircli 28, Rrodlo K Duko relative of tho president of tlio American Tobacco Co., waB today granted n dlvorco from Alice Wobb Duke, whom ho married last Dccom her. Tho mnrrlago wan followed by sensational events, In which nn effort waa mnde by relative of Duko to havo him placed In an asylum. STATEHOOD IN TWO WEEKS BELIEF EXISTS STATEHOOD WILL COME IN THAT TIME. Sale of Liquor Will be Prohibited in All Indian Reservations Tho Gen eral Opinion Is Guthrie Will Be Capital Until 1910. Washington, March 28, Tho con ferees on Uio statehood bill met again tills mornug and mado i.cnio progrcHB with tho minor amendments. Only two wero considered. One of tlfijso wan that which provides that thoao who having selected mineral lands as their allotment may exchnngu them for ng rlculturol lunda, and tho other was tho senate amendment relating to thn salo of Intoxicating liquors. In both In stances tho scuato amendment!) were agreed, to. That Is. tho conferees will recommend that Uio sale or liquor do prohibited lu nil Indian reservations, nffil that those wTio havo selected al lotments In land nftcrward determined to be mineral lands Jnay bo permittee to exchange It for agricultural land. Thu conferiVi) will moot again Fri day, when tho .more lmpottunt of the minor amendments will bo consider ed. Chief ot Uioso Li that regarding thq capital of Uio now state. Tho aciiatu set asldcf tho house provision that tho capital snould remain at Guthrie- until 1910 nnd left tho datq unde termined. Tho gcnernl opinion Is that Uio con forcon will agree, on 1910 ns tho tlmo within which tho capital must remain at Guthrie. As to tho real crux ot tho controversy, tho opinion Is be coming more general that tho houso conferees will propose to compromise on the basla of the first Forakor amendment, and that, falling to got that, they will ngroo to tho second Fornkur nmondmnt n to Now Moxlto and Arizona. Whllo It may bn douhtlul aa to what Uia Bonnto would do If called on to agree to tiro first Pornker amondmctit, there la no reason to bollovo that It will bo HatlsDcd w.lth tho socond. That the hduso conferees have been In Htmcted to ngreo to tbo second For akor amendment Is now generally ac cepted ns tho fact, and for thla reason It Is believed that statehood for tho two Territories may bo expected with in two weeks. That tho apeakcr haB recognizee! that ho can not stand out ngnlnst tho public Bontlmont that demands state hood for thoso two Torrlorlos la now generally accepted, Is' oolloved, in fact, that tho conferees will reach an ngrcomont noxt week on tho basis or ono of tho Foraker amendments, nnd that Itn agreement will bo nccoptablo to both houses. Suspects Arrested. . Duluth, Marc.l 29. Six foreigners thought to lmvo occnpled th'o house 'n MlnncnpollH where tho alx Rulgn rlans wore fgupd murdered Tuesday, were arrested here today. THE MINERAL LAND LEASES LAFOLLETTE ASSAILS REPORT ON FIVE TRIBES BILL. Declares Ijndi are Worth Billions. Royalties Alone Would Yield $175,000,000 to Indians Saya Grant no More to Railroads. Washington, March 28. Tho report: of Unrcotiferceu on tho Flvo Civilized Tribes bill waa vigorously nonl'jd thla afternoon by Scyatur LAFolIotts and partly na a consequence of b1a op position tho measure will bo sent baca: to conference tomorrow. That this ac tion waa not taken thla nfturnoon wotf due to tlio fait that Senator Nowland desired to speak on tho general con dltloim lu Indian Territory, The provision that oxcltcd tho op position ot Senator r.iKollctto wan that relating to Uio leasing of tho coat lands. Tho contoroos agreed that thu unleaacd coal land should bo loosed on tho condition tnat nono ot tha ncw leases should uxtoud beyond Uio period or tho existing lensca. Senator LnFollottO thought nono ot tho unloos ed land ought to bo leased until tho bill forbidding Uio oporatlon ot coat mines by rnllroadB had been passed. To loaso tho unleaded coal lands, ha declared, would bo to strengthen uw monopoly that tho railroads had al ready acquired. Ho declared that un leased mineral lands wcro worth four billion dollnrx, yet, ho nsscrtcd, It vaa proposed In tho hill to turn theso over to monopolists for a few millions. Mr. Tillman supported Mr. IviFollctto In his nsacrtlon nnd added that tho rail roads ot mo southwest, were trying to establish such n monopoly ns tho on thraclto roads of Uio eaat had already fastened on tho people. Tho bill as It passod tho senator mado no disposition of tho coal lands. It merely' directed that tho secretary of'tho Interior should mako an Inves tigation of 1ho conditions ana report to congress nt'lta next session. At that tlmo a resolutlun offored by8onator Clark of Wyoming waa pending, pro viding for nn Investigation by a cam mlttee of senators. Tho conferee put In tho bill a provision that all ot tho untcased mineral lands should bo lcnsenl, but not for a period extending beyond that of the present leases. It was this provision that Senator lu Folletto oppoaud. "Tnjj Senator from Wyoming," ho remarked, "stntod tho other day that theso coal lands wero worUi from 10,000,000 to J50.000.00o. I do not know of any soun-o froar wnich accurate Information as to thou valuo can bo obtalnod more reliably than from the geological survey which. Iran survoyod and located every vein on "very aero of land In Indian Ter ritory: Thero are 437,000 acres, of coai land in Tndlnn Territory, of which 10L 000 or less than ono-fourtb, has beea. leased. These lands are divided Into 113 leases which havo boon leased un der tho direction of the secretary ot tho Interior, "Under theso leasee tho Indiana nrc paid royhTtloa of So per ton, or about 400 an ncro. Tho coal br of tho finest quality of bituminous coal found In th'n country. It ranges from ordinary soft coal to a grndo almost a valuable as anthracite. Upon tho basU of tho royalties stated computation slinks that theso Indian lands w " bring their ownors In royalties alone $176,000,000, and thai the actual value of tho lands la upward ot 14,377,000,000 or more than tho combined capital of nil of tho railroads In this country. Seoffern as Deputy Marshal, Chlckneha, I. T Marca 28. R. T. Scofforn of this city received noUe today from Marshnl Porter of his ap pointment na deputy marshal at Chick nsha to succeed ChrlB Mndsen, who ro slgnod to acrept tho ofllco of chief deputy to Marsha) Abcrnnthy or OJe lahoma. Ho will ossumo charge of th ofllco April 1. Important Decision. A doclslcm that Is be!ng commented upon by tho local bar has Just bees hnudod down by Judgo Clnyfon nt South McAlester In which It waa heW that an Insuranco company Is not res ponsible for Iossjb by flro when tbo property Insured was mortgaged at tba tlmo tho policy was Issued, Tha policy contnlned a clause that tho cojnpany would not bo responsible to Iosscb to mortgaged proprrty The de cision, It la said, will he far reaching an a largo amount of property Insurod In thla country Is under mortgage.