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Farthing Bros, ARDMOREITE WANT ADS nrlnif RESULTS Golden Rule TAILORS Steam Olo.intni; ami I'reaslni; Phone 543 VOLUME xn. ABDMOM5, IND. TEBM tfHIDAY EVENING, AVRlh 20, 1906 NUMBER 288 INVESTIGATE ROLL THEFT EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO TRACE THE PILFERER. Of the Creek Rolln. Subpoenas Serv ed at Muskogee on Committor) Clerks and Newspaper Men In the Search for Evidence. Muskogee. I. T.t April lit. The- In vestigation of thu theft or tho Indian rolls from the vault ot tho Dawes commission Ik on. A sensation wn8 caused huro thU afternoon when twenty employes of the Dawes com inlAIon. every newspaper reporter In iho city and several real estate and abstract men wore summoned to ap pear before tho grand Jury tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. It Is generally known that tiny are nil wanted to notify mi their Knowledge ot the frock roll. William O. Ileal!, acting commissioner, ha "placed all the facts ho hns collected at the disposal of Assistant District Attorney Klhtlor, who In conducting tho grand Jury ex aminations. It In understood that It was he who had the newspaper men summoned. FFbm htoric which" have appeared In locat 'newspapers It lu Hiipposrt that porno of tho roportors havo sources or Information that may lead to important results. It Is alleged that tho Creole roll was printed by thu Foley Printing-company al rar sons, Kan. Tonight George nick Itog era, chief of counsel to tho commis sion, wont to Parsons to Investigate. If tho roll was printed thoro every one who knows anything nbout It will be. summoned to appear before the grand Jury here. Wveth it. Hawkins, Who Is at tho head of the, Creek allotment division, II. O, Hanc, at the head ot the Creek enrolling division, It. Dawson, head ot the recording division, and la whosu loom tho vault where the rolls were kept Is located, are to appear btforo the graud Jury tomorrow. It Ik npparent that the grand Jury litis had Instructions from tho depart wont of Justice at Washington to In vestigate this matter thoroughly. It U also helloved that if Indictments aie ntuimd they will bo on n chargo if 'ai cony and It Is ixZ-slblo that ev ery person owning oTTo ot the rolls will be held tor hetng nn accomplice after tho tact. It was gonorally known that tho roll were stolen when thoy bought them. NO RELIEF FROM CURTIS DILL. Which Is Now Classed As Belnu Mass of Mess." South McAlestor, I. T., April 10, official of the Choctaw and Chlcka saw nations, who have returned from Wnbhlngton, dcclaro the Curtis bill as It wiTs enacted gives nolther roiun to the whites or Indians. Tew, It nny. ot tho Important recommendations of tho Indian governments were ncccpt (Ml. As one oluelal e'xpresod It: "Tho (hi nils bill in mwely a mabs of mvss. Usually the Indian bills nre In lino with tho rcommendatlonH of tho In terior department, Dawes commission and Indian tribal governments, hut In this Instance tho measure has been itmonded until It means llttlo to any uloment Intcrostcd. From the standpoint of munlclpnll tlo in tho territory two sections alono are of Interest. Ono provides for the taxation of railroads and au tlmrlzo bonded indebtedness for In lernal Improvements, paving especial ly; whlio tho other repeals Uio oh noxious tribal tax thiposcd on rner chant. Tho disappointment resulting from tho comnleto elimination of tho sec HonH urovldlni: lor removal ot 'rnd restrictions and sale of coal lands Is now even greater U"rn Abo feeling of unrest rogardiug statehood legtsia Hon. It Is becoming apparent to the far seeing Indian Territory citizen that satisfactory legislation can only ho secured through accredited dele Kates In congress and until stntehood bestows this right thoro is very little hope for other legislation affecting - (ho Indian estate. Tickets on sale Monday morning for "fluster Drown April 25. 18-4 Screen wire, all widths, at Bfvpns, COThn & KFensley'e, WIMDERLY ARRESTED, Sentenced in Texas In 187C for Steal- lnrj Cattle He Escaped. Win. Wlmborly, a nogro, who for tho past twenty years has been llv Ing near Nlckchille, was arrested Tuesday ofTan old cliaige which aates back to 187C, 3eu it Is charged Wlmborly stole some cattle in Tox- s, for which tfT was sentenced lo wo years in the penitentiary anil was sent to Huntsvnic to servo his entence. Ho escaped after Iuvlng served only pail of tho sentence and ho waAtr.lced to Nickel lllll. Depu ty JacTc WalterY learned of IUb whereabouts and Investigated the caso and arrested him Tuesday after noon at his home. When arrested Wlniboriy' nearly broke down, but said he waff gtau tho strain was over, for tho pft twenty years he said he liaji bwn'Tlritlor' n continual worry, hut that he hail remained undetected so long that ho was beginning (o feel safe. He said the nrrot came as a fevero shock to him. Wlmborly' nuinbcrTif the penitentiary was 19SS. When put In tho penitentiary lie was only 25 years ot age, now he Is 55 years old, I gray-headed and lias a targe family, none ot whom knew ot tho cilmo which he so successfully hid for 30 years. Wlmborly, It Is said, was a very peaceable cltlxou, and his neighbors who havo lived near him say that he lias made a ' good father and husbanil and a good living for his family. He Is" n farmer. There is no other crimes charged against him. Tho prisoner was taken to Sherman when he was turned over to tho authorities of Terns. A re ward df $2i will go to Walter for his capture ELEVATOR BURNED. Largest Structure In Oklahoma Prey to Flames. Knld, Okla., Apii) lt. About S o'clock tonight the large elevator be longing to Garfield Count' Mllllug company, near Hock Island tracks, was discovered on tiro. Tho building and contents were destroyed. The loss Is estimated at $20,000, partly covered by Insurance. No estimate as to the amount of wheat In elevator nt time. It Is reported that one person was badly burned, but his name Is unknown. Desperate work and no wind saved the mill proper. This fs ono of tin" largest milling plant In Oklahoma ami will be rebuilt nt once. Mllburn Improvements. Mllburn, I. T., April 20. (Special) Active woik began this morning on the Presbyterian ehuieh. which will bo riihhed to completion. The two Clark bilek: were coin pleted this week. .-IiU'li Mibatatitl.i' Improvement ha-i been done In Mil- burn during the past winter and tho good work still goo on, F. K. Kenyan, a capitalist from New York who Is largely Interested n Mllburn property, Is horo looking nfter his Interests. Unndolph I-nwronce, prosldont ot tho Farmers' Dank of Itoff, Is hero looking after propoity Interests. Mr. Hays, who owns soruo valuable busluoss lots huro, contemplates tho erection ot three new bricks nt an arly date. TIME TABLE, Frisco. Eastbonnd No. 42 loaves :05 a. n No. U loaves 12:50 p. ro. Westbound- No. 43 arrive 9:06 a, m No. 41 arrives 7:85 p. m . Choctaw-Rock island. Eastbound No. 84 (local) leave 7:00 a. m No 10 leave 2:40 p. m. Westbound No. S arrive 1:10 p. No. S3 (local) arrive 6:30 p. m 8 ant Fe. Bouthbouni No. 5 4:00 a. m No. 17 4;20 t m. No. 19 12:SC y. m Northbound- No. 8... 12:60 n No. 18 11:65 a. m No. 20 6:3S p. m. No. 6, 6, 19 and 20 are local trains, while Noe. 17 and 18 stop at the small er station only on being flagge. 7200 Bottles in 4 Months. Dr, Mendcnhall'a Chill and Fever Curo haa gained favor with Uio trade moro rapidly than nny other chill Ion Ic. Wo havo sold nearly CO gross In four months." Scliuh Drug Co. Wholo- salo Druggists, Cairo, 111. Sold on signed guaranty by the City Drug Store. HOMELESS AND STARVING IN THE DESOLATE CITY J ople of Frisco Facing ihc Calamity with a Spirit of Resigned Fortitude MILLIDNAIRE AND Graves Being Dug at Point of of the Dead which Lie in Piles, a Menace to the Liv ingVandals Shot Like Dogs Money Has No Value A City of Ashes 'Tli( L'uris of tho South" welcome tho traveler "homo from tho soa," as the big ocean linor sliden groaning up to tho wharf, welcome him heartily "back to CJod's country." Outside of tho Cioldcn Onto menace to tho men who go down wraps in dew tho laughing face the bay, where the big ships cry ead, the mammoth lorries thrash or Sawsnllto, hooting beligcrcntly to each other as thoy go. One day thoy swim resplondently, bathgd in golden Hunlight, with bauds playing bravely; the next shoro bolls walling to them in whether in fog or sunshine, tho city laughs always, as it sits upon tho crowning hills, that roll so grncpfully to the water side; laughs at life und with it; as no other city In, tho world but Paris ever can. To visit Sun Francisco, to walktui tho soft sunshine through ts groat Golden, date park, to, lutjgji at its light follies in Clitr iouso or watch tho whole city shimmering through tho mists from tfio peak of Mount Taniapai, are, day; to live and work among its kindness, is to lovo them so greatly that not tho dumb sorrow of tears can bring comfort to their over the world have gone there to mid nut. nt. othoi nlnees. havo built i . - mvo found sanctuary: and the peaceful friendship of those, who,' bring men and sinners, have learned tho virtues of forgiveness. rholr optimism was only equalled by their ambition, and both wore measureless. And now tho laughter is silent, the monuments in stone and steel that men built In their i. ,r j.:..., and lieart-broken, 1'oor San Francisco. San Francisco, April 20. Whore costly and magnillcnnl stmcltnc stood a few days ago thoro now re mains nothing but smoking ruins nnd debris. San Francisco, the met ropolis of tho West and tho pride of tho Iaclllc coast, Is as completely de vastated as It Vesuvius had poured Its vlals of wrath over the California city. Tho handiwork of a progres sive citizenship has succumbod to 0io superiority of ntturo's whlnw and man can but gunsh his teeth In frenzy and despair. A spirit of stlocism nnd resignation how controls those who have lost homes, family and friends. Tho ex tent of tho damage and destruction Is not now ascertainable nor will It bo for days tn come, but each hour of Investigation only adds to tho to- ial of original estimates. The prospect Is that only the strip north of floldon (Jatu Park, and some Isolated plceot; adjoining smaller piirks.'can be saved, and thoro is no certainty about this. Prospect o if tcr devastation has bred hopeless ness, Property has ceased to have its claims in the clamor for personal safety, food and diink. Mnnoy has coased to havo a valuo and cannot buy eveu water. All the watuv available Is being polled to dig graves an hour apiece. Olbtrlbuted wlpi strict ini.vtlallty ; All banks pay their depositors in by tho military- full, and Institutions all ovor tho The only law that exists Is the law ' eountry are offering aid. All Insur ot the bayonet nnd the rllle. Thu 1 sine companies havo decided to pay soldiery nro shooting down thieves the losses in full, whethor thu dam und vandals as fhey would dogs. ng' was :alised by lartiuiuskc or When a soldier's bad maikmnnshlp lire. nllowed ono vandal to escape too i Folsom strt-ut dock was saved tind bayonet of another did tho work. ' Is turned Into temporary hospital. list night tho deputy chief of the Later tugs convoyed them to doat fire department wired Uuncral .unna-' Islsnd where they au lodged In a ger llaker of the Postal Telegraph hospital. company that tho. tire was gaining j explosion of. sewer gas has udded headway, gathering force and spread- to the horrors already In evidence. Ing The terror among the- transplant PAUPER AS ONE Muskets to Receive the Bodies thoy call it there, proudly, and thu drifting ling hang .sentinel a to tho soa In ships, a veil that of this western beauty. Inside "to tho guest of the soarching across to Oakland or Borkcley they crawl through tho fog, tho n hjundred different notes. Uut tho pastimes of a pleasant holt' people, to enjoy their gonorotis misfortune. Sick mon from all find health; broken men, down now fnrtiim. nit.,nL4 ....i.iM winv,,!,-,! nuiiii-tri contidence, nro torn, twisted and!lwr ,nla . .VMWo ,0 lociao n8SlM i.i . . . Threo hundred thousand will be Homeless, wild the. fireman, "and by Saturday San Francisco will he an unit heap." ftin jFranclreo. April 20. People of ban Francisco, homeloss nnd starv - i una ti it 14 lag. aro faolng the calamity with a spirit of resigned fortitude. All efforts to check tho llamos aro without avnlh Water Is In better supply, but of little use. Owing to the tronindous bent Kdltlco for some distance from tho Are nre as dry as tinder and disappear llkn a Hash the mlnule the iIhiiion roach them. The care of 300,00(1 homolsa, starving reiugeos Is a tremend ous taslf. Holler stations have been established where thousands of rich nnd poor alike am ennui for. All goous In the remaining stores have been conflscated. For miles through the parks and along iho bench the homeless are en camped In touts nnu mako-shlfts. So thick are corpses piled up they nn- becoming a menace, Orders have been Issued to bury them at nny cost. Soldiers aro needed for other work, and af the point of rilles every citizen, rich and poor, Is com- cd Celestials was s(mtethlng which beggars description. Dig (le and slfstory buildings are used 1 Iho Chlncso as business ami living apart tnents. TrafTlc, bushiest, ph-amirc and crimes of tho Highbinders nr' all TSrrled on under the same roof. Harely does tho Chinatown Inhabi tant get out on the streets. Tho big bulldlngH are honeycombed, the num bers occupying oni of them being almost Incredible. In some of theso bulldliign along Washington avenue ah! Dupont streets tho Chinese wore caught like rat In n trap. San Francisco, April 2 Tho flro wnJCh heretoforo had crept around the ba'sc or Telegraph lllll and loft n few houses standing there, has crept back from thu west and Is now In full possession of tho hoimot on the hill anil will no doubt tnko ev erything down lo tho water front on Van Ness avenue and west of there Tho mntn fire has reachod Octnvla street and Is going at a fast rate. At midnight Iho fire stnrtnd afresh at the siruth ehd of tho lino ot fire. Tho ferry buildings present a fear ul scene of men, women and children and a few articles they havo tried to save. Thoy are all hero about to leave tho city by thu llrst available boat. Roads leading from tho fciry nud north around Iho slioro ot tho bay as far a Fort Mason nro strewn with all forts of vehicles that are broken down. The tire will likely make a clean sweep of everything as far as tho noldcn (into park. It Is even burning the shrubbery closo to Ocean Deach. Another series of fatnlltleit took placo yesterday caused by tho stam peding ot 300 cattle on Sixth and Folsom tttrccU. Tho animals tram plod under foot all who were In the way. One man was gored by a mad dened bu.i, nnd at teast a dozen per sons wcro killed. Htrsdrcds of I 'oiands of dollars In'fi'TIbt'Crtptlonu'aro pouring In from nil points, nearby chles aro extending hospitality tu the refugees who nro coming In from Hati Francisco by thousands. Tho work of clearing the wrecked city has already begun at the water front tn the business section. Washington. April 20. The tick's u ry dcpnrlmnt has so far failed to .,...., . ... . ,., , P.,,.. i, tu r 1 ,-d thoy have lost their lives. .1. n. McCIure. nSslstunt hook-keeper, wired Secretary Shaw yesterday; I "Sub-treasury burned. Vaults ap- , ..iim in,iM,iiih '""i vaults snfe." Now York, April 20. A Western L'ulon telegraph operator who made a tour r 1,10 olt' wllh a m111. tary escort last night sunt the fol lowing: "Thousands who spent last night outdoors" are fairly comfortable, ' MoBt of t,lt" w0'"0 sholtered by tents. Considerable distress, how ovor, Is caused uy a heavy fog. Thousands of Chlualnou are at, Uio ferry houso waiting anxiously to gtt out of the city. All curry big buu dloti. Tho principal food for thoso who remain In the city is composed of canned goori rihu crackers." Washington, April so. Tho navy department today received a telegram from Hoar Admtral McCalln, com finding Mare Island navy yard, say ing the foiis of life was much exagger ated. Oakland, "April 20. Tho Associated Press correspondent at Santa Cruz reports 103 bodies Liken out of Ag new's Stnto hospital. The injured Insuno numbor 207, or those 30 may dlo. Tho main building of tho hos pital collapsed, pinning many pa tienla under the. Walls. San Francisco, April 20. 9:S0 a. m. Tho lire Is under control, baring been checked at Van News avenuo and tho "Mission. Fire Is still raging north or Husslan Hilt toward the bay but will not spread west. Thoro Is probably one-fourth of the city safe. Washington, April 20. Tho presi dent and cabinet today considered Uo San Franclsio caHmliy. Secretary Metcnlf, who was a rosident of Oak land, will proceed to tho stricken city as tho representative of tho national 'gwornuicut to aid lu al leviating distress. COMPROMISE IS IN SIGHT STATEHOOD CONFEREES CAN REACH AN AGREEMENT. The Basis of Whleh Will Be upon the Lines of the Foraker Amend mentBelieved House Mana fjeri Will Accept. Washington, April in. .V compro mise on tho statehood bill appears lo bo in sight. Tho managers on tho part of the houso are prepared to yield on tho ottsrntlal amondmoot of the acnato. it tho senalo will agree to sorao"com promlse that will enable, the speak er and the housw leaders who liavo mado the light for Joint statehood, to assume they .Iihvc not abandoned Joint statehood altogether. Thu basis of compromise will bo upon the linos of tho Foraker amend ment, nflerwnrd strlckon out when tho senate, by n vole of 37 to .lb, re fused to consider Arlxona and Now .Mexico under' nny conditions. Tho "JVrnker anK'n'inenh provided that the question of the admission of theso two territories as a single state should be submitted to n tore, of the peoplo of tho territories, a ma jority of tho voters ot each territory to support tho proposition before !t becomes binding. Thera Is a radical difference In lhr house, however, as to when this cl tlon iJiall laKo place, and tho delay in reaching final conclusion wilt do pvnd upon a satisfactory' fiolutloa or this problem. The friends of Jolat statehood In tho houso still belicr thoy can secure it through taicbf a vote If tho election Is held later tir tho year, and at tho same tlmo aa provided lu section 21 of ihn origin al bill, stricken out on rr.-Iurrow'5-motton for the election of delegate: lo tho constitutional convention or the election of genCFal officers. The opponents of Joint statekooJ In tho senalo will listen to no each proitasitlon. Thoy JnJst upon Chct terras of tho Foraker amendment aa tho onlj- basts ot compromise, and Insist that the wording of that amend ment must assume" Responsibility for keeping Oklahoma nnd Indian Terri tory out of tho Union. Senator Foraker's proposition was that within thirty days after tho ap proval of tho enabling act tho gov ernors of the lorrllorles of Now Mexico and Arizona, respectively, should cnt, Vy proclamation, order a special election to be held on tho 12th Tuesday after the approval or the enabling net, tho solo Question to bo submitted to tho electors being, "ShsirATOdha and Now Mexico bo united to form ono Stnto " A? ina Jority of tho votes "lit each territory In tho nt!lrmatfv"e, nfter being prop erly TenTHed, entitled tho two terri tories to becorao'ono state In accord ance with tho provisions of the. enabling act. It Is believed that In the end the IioTOTmnnagcre will accept compro mlso tut tho Ecnato managors may offer, Trad that tho Foraker nmooi mont, practically without alteration., will bo agreed ujuInT Tickets on sale Monday mornlnc for "Duster Ilrown" April 25, lS- Qalnmor. 5, S10 and 120 coupon books at this once. r $2500 Ilajt Dnsfplot ot BToaod tbre blocki from Usta meet laltbw stow. tag-.tuwn tit lUnniYlllB. only (oar years uld, an J hat IW0 or two people. In tbrlieautlfal'valler of the Waah lu. Thla block of forty acrea can be oat up Into lot and blocka. Ita loca tion !a almplr anperb aa a residence aeolloo. Ita location aaanraa that It be a portion ot the town alte, and Ita tmrchaao offers a aplendld Held for pront taking-, It's a anap proportion for a town booiaer to take bold of, ami will not remain on the market louir, Keeututoo.ee, J. F, Yflwif; & Co, Wheeler llnlldlnir. Ardmore, Ind.Ter.