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a. 'H f if fi m mm. SHE volume xm. CLEANING OUT HOT SPRINGS CROOKS AND GRAFTERS FLEE FROM CITY ON EVERY TRAIN. Determined Action Taken at Special Council Meeting to Clear City of All Crooks If It Required an Armed Fore With Gum. Hot Springs, Ark., June 26. Graft jrs, crookH inn card sharks who have been Infustlng the city for some tlmo past, mid many of whom have been stopping nt' the leading hotels tin molested, ro flcoliiK from the city on uvcry tmln ns ii rcHiilt of (he orders issued by Mnyor llclilen to Chief of Police Tengue nt the special meeting nf Mm git v fiiihntt nnltrttt In tnlit nn. tlon on the state of nflittrs In the city. The chief wns ordered to clear the city of resident ns welt iih transient crooks, and empowered to employ 100 men with shotguns, If necessary to carry out tho ordors. At the meeting of the council Chief Tcaguo wns called before It, and u number of rather startling facts wore disclosed regarding the number crimes that had been committed by tho gangs hero. The work of clean ing up began twenty-four hours aftor tho conditions were revealed by tho pross. Chief Tongue had given ordors that report of crimes bo withhold from the press, mid thoy were roveal cd only after n demand had been mode by the mayor. At the council meeting the mayor referred to con ditions ns the blackest page In the city's history, nnd several nldermen oxpresed themselves ns being In fnvor of a citizens' vlgllanco commlttuc nnd tdintguu regulations. MONEY COMES IN RAPIDLY. Townslte Division cf Indian Agency Has Duty Time. i Muskogee, I. T June 20. The town- Site division of tho Indian agency In this city, Is literally swamped with money each day in settlement or de ferred payments on town lots In tho different nations. According to the provision In the Curtis bill, relative l .1.. H .... I 1.1..... 1 .. ........ 1 1 .. iu inu limn neiuuiiiuiiL ui lumt luin In the dlllercnt nations, all deferred payments must bo made within sixty days after tho approval of the act and any one falling to pay same, forever forfeits his right and title to tho lots that he holds, and the property reverts to tho nation or tribe of Indians where tho town Is located. Tho salo of thoso lots wcro mndeo utho hauls of 10 per cent cash, ID per cent within ninety days, 25 per cent annually until paid, without Interest. Many of tho lots sold have only bad tho 10 per cent payment mado on them nnd tho en- tiro amount Is duo and payable. Many of theso lots nro owned by people who live In tho stntcs, nnd It Is quite trite ly that many of theso purchasers do not know of tho provision In tho hill nnd will In all probability Ioso what they havo put Into tho lots, us well as nil of tho taxes Hint they have paid the town government In which tho lots nro located. Tho receipts at tho agency dally average J12.000, which In all cases aro In certified checks, New York exchange, or iostofflco mon ey ordors. MURDERER THAW IN TOMB8. Seventeen Letters from Women Await ed Him This Morning. Now York, Juno 27. Thnw'B first night In tho Tombs was uneventful. He retired early nnd slept soundly, be is apparently rested nnd refreshed and seemed much brighter, nnd for tho first tlmo took n lively Interest In his surroundings. Ho ato nn early break fast with n relish, then read tho morn ing papers, giving particular attention to head lines and Illustrations. He was greatly pleased when In formed that hla wlfo would visit him during tho day. Seventeen letters were received In tho morning mfcjll Xor Thaw, most of them from women. Perhaps tho most Interesting devel opment last night was tho announce ment Mrs. Thaw told hor husband's lawyers sho had received ninny letters from Whlto since hor marrlago. Ono of thnso her husband found a fow days ngo, when ho vowed vongcanco on the writer. Commencement Day at Yale. Now Haven, Conn., Juno 27. Tho commencement exorcises of Ynlo uni versity will bo concluded today with tho presentation of degrees to the graduates. MUMt AUAIN. U. S. District Attorney and Clerk Re. turned From Washington. Hon. Georgo ft. Walker, Unlto.1 States district attorney, nnd Hon. C. M. Campbell, clerk of tho United States court, have returned from nn extended vllst to Washington. Mr. Walker was found in his office this morning by n reporter of the Ard- morclte. Ho was In tho best of hu mor, if ho thought he was soon to lose his Job there was no outward or vis ible sign. Ho wus ns placid ns Ijike I. email. The distinguished reprcscntntivu of Undo Sam" wns ready to talk upon any Subject under vhe sun rather than ills trip to Washington nnd tho prospects of retaining his position. Ho, discoursed sn"cly on the right way to live. Tho slmplo life was dis cussed. The district nUornoy; Ii n magnificent specimen of physical man hood nnd to this i.c attributes his de corous way of living. Among other things that wcro mentioned wns "Tho Illso and Fall of the Homnn Kmplre," "Frnternnllsm,' 'Woman's Suffrage," "The Relation of lodges to tho Church, "Advice that John Wesley's mother gave to her distinguished sons, John nnd ChnrlcH.' He gnvo a slight dissertation on tho beauty of charac ter of Mrs. Wesley and finally In n burst of confidence admitted that ho had been to Washington, but that Judge Cnmhphcll could tell about It bettor than ho could. It was easy to find Judge Campbell nnd ho was most suavo .and polite. "I gatnercd from what I could pick up at the departments and nt tho whlto houso that Judgo Townscnd will bo tho Judgo of tho Uastcrn district of tho now state of Oklahoma, and that Mr. Walker will bo tho pros ecuting attorney. Of course, you Know that young Porter, tho mnrshal, Is a relative of tho president nnd I enn say authoritatively that tho president U Interested in his welfare and ho Inquired In a most solicitous manner ns to how ho wns pleasing tho peo ple." Thero has been quite n chango of opinion ns to restrictions nnd I feel sntlsflcd that they will bo removed at tho next session of congress. I hnd a short talk with Secretary of Interior Hitchcock who knows many things about tho territory nnd Its people. I am satisfied thnt tho secretary Is animated by tho doslro to do what ho thinks best for tho Indians. He recog nizes thnt ho has n big Undertaking In settling tho nalrs of tho flflvo tribes. Secretary Hitchcock Is honest. Ho Is opposed to tho wholesale rcmovnl of restrictions, but I think would not ob ject to removing them from tho mom hern of tho tribes who nro not of tho full blood. Ho renllzcti that with state- hood comes taxation nnd thnt tho lnnds must bo taxed, and this cim not bo dono so' long ns tno tltlo remains In tho allottee. Washington Is a grett place to meet tho Indian Territory boyH. They prefer to stop at tho Ox ford and tho Hnlclgh. Any night in tho lobby of theso nostclrles you can And from n half dozen to a dozen of our own, telling yarns and swnpplng lies. My health wns not good when I wns nt tho cnpltnl nnd I wns glad to re turn to Ardmore." Judgo Campbell softly hummed, "there Is no place llko homo and n good federal Job." ENTITLED TO PART OF ESTATE. Afdmore Man Will Get Part of Burns Estate If Settled. L. D. Mason of this city Is entitled to nn Interest In tho Durns estnto which has been in litigation for the tho past yoar. This estate, which has been attracting considerable ntcntlon nnd ha 8 been aired throughout tho iiowspapers slnco It wag first brought to public notice, Is wortu something llko three million dollars, and is to bo divided among flvo direct heirs, who wero brothers and sisters of tho deceased. Sevoral of theso heirs aro dead, leaving descendants who Bhare in tho estate. Mr. Mason's mother was ono of tho flvo heirs. Tho Interest of tho caso ccntors around St. Joo, Mo., ut which place ltT has been set for trial on Thursday noxt. Mr. Mason scorns hopeful that ho will receive part of tno ostnto which will amount to sevoral thousand dollars. Mouse 8ays Lock Type Canal. Washington. Juno 27. Tho houso to day' without debato passed tho bill providing for the construction of a lock type canal. ARDMORE, IND. TEH., WBDNES.DAY EVENING, JUNE 27, IMG? HOLD JOINT SESSION. important Matters Concerning State hood Anniversary and Reunion. The committees who hnte In charge the statehood and Biwilversarj cole bnitlon on July SSth nnd the txecutlvi committee of the Confederate Iteunlon held n Joint meeting this morning In the offices of Johnson & Dolman. It wns decided that on ncountof the great crowd that would bo her on that day that the town would not attempt to glvo n general barbecue, but would sec thnt the grounds were supplied . with plenty to rnt and tnnkc the price rensonnme. The matter already decided upon of fowling tho Confederate nnd Union soldiers and their wivos will bo car ried out without Interruption. . The big parade of soldiers, of Gen Kirk's brigade, nnd of the merchants' trade display will be hold at 0 o'clock on Saturday, the 28th. A committee compos. d of Max Wcsthclmor. J. W. Hanks nnd C. P. Stevens wns appointed to call on the merchants to sco what arrangements could bo mado with referenco to clos n part of tho day on the 2Sth. The committee on local transporta tion Is composed of C. I). Carter, II. H. Poster nnd I). K. Hooker. It Is tho opinion of those who have the reunion and celebration In charge that not fewer tlinn IT. ,000 visitors wilt 1m In Ardnioro nnd nrrnngctneuts nro being mnde to care for that many people. LABOR DAY CELEBRATON. Will Probably Be Held Trades Coun ell to Take Up Matter. A meeting of tho Trades Co'inclt will ho held on the sixth day of July for tho purine of taking up tho mac tor of holding n labor day col 5br. tlon, om Labor Day, which occur In Sep tember. it Is the purpose of tho different unburn of the city to hold a grand labor day celebration bore, under the lend of tho Trades Council. This prop osition will fie discussed thoroughly by tho members of tho council. It has been tho custom of tho labor unions of the city slnco their organization to hold nn nnnual labor day celebration and they desire to make tho occasion this yoar larger and better than any hertofore. to keep paco with the growth of tho unions of tho city, which have bcon marvelous. The labor day celebration held last year was ono of tho groatost cole Orations that Ard more ever partici pated In. Tho members of the different unions of the city marched separately (u double flic from the city to the cele bration grounds, hearing banners and other emblems of their respective pro fessions It ran be made grander this year. A Pleasant Evening. A very pleasant evening was that spent on tho lako last ovonlug, by somo fifteen couples of young folk. The occasion of tho affair was a lake party given by Mr. and Mrs. I,. H. Love, In honor of MIbsok Ilowen of Memphis and Thurmond nf Shrevoport, who nro their guests. Tho party mado tho trip In tho old plculclng st.lo, In a big wagon with liny In tho bottom. At the Hod and Gun Club lako whore thoy spout tho evulng, u sumptuous dinner was sproad. Thoy returned homo In tho woo hours of tho night, after spending a most pleasant evening. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. U H. Utvo ami Mr. and Mm. T. A. Thurmond. Revival Meeting. Hmivnl services havo bwn In pro gress ut tho South Ilnptlst church since Sunday, llev. J. 11. Tldwell nf De catur. Texas, canio In Monday aud Is assisting tho pastor n id church In tho meeting. Services mo held each nf tnrniKin at 3 o'clock and S o'clock In tho evening. All-aro welcome. Visitors From Foster, I. T. Join 11, Sheldon and John 13, Hodges of Foster wero hero today. Those gontlomen report crops in their ;tctlon to l,e In flno condition and the peoplo. highly elated over tho ii.-u.saKO of tho statehood bill. 'Our Hepiillcans aro all Domocrats," said Mr. Sheldon. Whiskey and Drug Habits. Permanently nnd quickly cured. Got curod first, pay aftenvurd. Hill Sanitarium, Ardmo, I. Tv fi-ltr. Send In your order for cream br the pint, quart or gallon; wo dellvor' II Wo havo plnetpple shertert tmlny. 2 C. V. SEQALK. EARTHQUAKE IN WALES VIOLENT SHOCKS JARRCD UP THE SOUTHERN PORTION. Housea Tottered, Chimneys Fell, Peo pleVWeTe Thrown to the around anil , Others Fled Shrieking In panic Other Districts. Cujir,walus, ..V June 27. A violent earthquake, wns experienced through out South-Wales this morning. House rookcdnbbut nnd many cheaper ones were (damaged, hundreds of chimneys fell. The occupants of dwulllngs wero thmwjntn the ground nnd people tied from their Iiouhom shrleklm: In iinnlc. No casualties as far ns known. UnrthquHke shocks were also frit nt Hrlstol mid elsewhere. GETS AFTER NEWSPAPER MEN. Law and Order League at Work at South McAtester. South McAlestor, I. T., June 20. The law and order league met In this city Sunday afternoon nnd to deter mine upon measures for the suppres. sion or Sunday baseball mid other amusements. Dr. Orimth, Mr. Kscrowl and llev A. Thomas wero appointed ns a com mittee on organization, to reiiort Thursdny. Mossr. Cochran, Lewis. Lamb nnd Thomas were apmilntcd n committee to nttend tho Sans Soucl park to see that tho Payton sisters gavo no show, or If they gnvo n show to gnthor evidence ns to Its chnracter. That tho organization has something else in mind besides mllltntlng ngnlnst Sunday nmusomtits Is proved by the fact that llev, Coatos, of tho Presby Icrlan church, visited the office of tho Dally Capital to remonstrate with homo men wero trjlug to repair a lino. type. In Hi" meeting Mr. Coates told of his visit to tho Capital olllce, declar ed that the workmen knew they wero doing wrong by working on Sunday and announced a determination to make tbum feel It. Whether the speak or referred to moral suasion, n boy cott or n piosecullon he did not say. The meeting also expressed Itself us being heartily opposed to the salo, manufacture and uso of Intoxicants. DEAF MUTE SKULL FRACTURED, Will Recover Regains Hearing and Speech but Will Sue Railroad. Shawnee, Okla., Juno 27. William Leslie, a deaf mute, was hit by n Katy engine u few diiys ngo nnd his skull wns fractured. Tho doctors ahandoiird hope hut the victim milled unexpectedly nnd recovered. Now les- lie can both hear aud tall;. Physicians arc lost to determine the exact means by which the Injured man regained his senses but to cap tho climax the nn- appreciative I.osllo Is suing tho Katy for $10,000 damagos. Two Arrests for Murder. Violet. Omii.. Juno 27. Tom Hlloy and Albort Llfely wore arrosted yes terday for tho murdor of A. J. Mor rison, whoso body was found on n cot In tho saloon which be conducted In tnls clty.Morrlson was assnsslnniod while hitting In his establishment, the shot being fired from the ouUIdo through tho screen door. BlgiWheat Ranch. Pawhul;n,. Ok., Juno 20. On a ranch In the Osago nation 1,300 uores of wheat nro holng harvested, which will average 35 bushel to' tho ncro, and 2.000 acres of corn waist high. It used to bo thought tho Osago nation was not adapted to funning, but It Is proving to bo ono of the host agricul tural sections In tho now state. Sam Jones at Guthrie. Guthrie. Ok., Juno 27. Tho Itov. Sam P. Jones entertained n largo audi onco nt tho Klectrlc park last iS3l, tho event opening tho Chautauqua as sembly. A feature of tho program It the part taken by tho great chorus, which has bocn carefully trained. The 1-aJ- Mnccabces, undor the leadership of State Commandur IjuIso J. Kit- tonhouso are keeping "open honeo" at their tent. Society Wedding at Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, Okla., Juno 27. The most Important, socially, cf Oklahoma City June weddings will tr.kd place this evening when Mbu Alotha- Durand becomes the bride of H, Q'. "Churchill. Many o-it cf trwn guosU are .bora' to attend tho wedding. ' MORGAN SNIFFS DISASTER. Pcglster of Land Office In Oklahoma See His Finish. Washington. I'. C. June 2tl. The Ktetehood law, as affecting Oklahoma, promises to play smash with tho He publican land olhco snap. In that It xkes from (he public InmU in Oklaho- nm rbout a million nnd n quarter ncros k. il glv(S tliti" largo uorcnge to tho school fund of the now stnto. The first wall has already hit town in the shape of mi appeal from Dick T. Morgan, register of (he land office ut Wood wnrd. The secretary of thu Oklahoma school board has let no weeds crow under his feet, but Is nlrc.tdy on tho ground selecting the lands for the now school fund. He Is even now nicking (ho liost there Is In tho Woodward laud olllco district, and ns a million aud n half acres practically cnts up all of the good public lnnds In the tor- r'.ory undor the JurMhMoi of th various laud offices, Heglster Morgan Is seeing his occupation sliding nway from him. When the full realization of tho pending disaster to his Job dawned upon Heglster Morgan, ho wired nn uppeal to tho secretary of tho Interior to find out It the thing can not he stopped. Tho secretary turned tho mailer over to the land commissioner who wired back this consolation: "Show school board every courtesy. anil assist them In making selections. The remarks of Dick T. Morgan upon receipt of these Instructions to courteously assist In the digging of bis own official grave mo not of record. LAST INDIAN GATHERING. Tribes of Oklahoma Will Indulge In Farewell "Stomp" Dance. Hominy, Okla., Juno 20. Heglnnlug on Monday, July 2, there will bo a ten days' meeting of Indians hern at tho Hominy Indian camps. This will bo one of th greatest gatherings of In dlaiiH hold In tho southwest In years. The Potions, Klowas ami Comnnches, Kaws nnd Hlg and l.ltllo Osages will be present. Tho meeting Is purely n social affair, gotten up by tho Osages that they might hnvo n Inst farewell sun. com nnd others of their dances before they are Anally forced Into nl lotment. There nro surrouiu'.ng Hominy four distinct Indian camps. Hnch ono of theso would like lo havo the meeting held with them, but tho place of ontortnlument will be loft to the chief who will designate the place of entertainment. This enter tnlnmeut Is not gotten up for any ad vertising purposes, consequently thoso peoplo who enmo horo to boo tho In dian In his native haunt, hear 111 in glvo somo of )Ih wnr whoops nnd sco li I in In his old tlmo snvago customs will sco tho real article and will per haps witness many things ho tins read nbont, never has seen nor ever will ho ablo to sco again. Whllo no invltntlon Is extended by the Osages to tho public, thoy will bo welcome. No nccommodatlons can to had at tho Indian camps, but those people who como hero from abroad will Hud nmplo nccommodatlons In Hominy. Reunion of Remnant Hood's Brigade. Somervllle, Tex., Juno 27- A reun ion of the veterans of Hood's brigade, tho host known of nil the Toxns Con fedorato organizations, la being hold here today. A business session was held this morning, followed by a barbo- cue. Many protnlnet speakers, them selves nnioiig tho survivors of the fn mous brigade, will address the assem bled veterans this uftornoon nnd to inorrow. The Daughters of thu Con foi'Mrncy nre holding a meeting with the brigade. Predicted Bryan's Election. Milwaukee, Juno 27. The Domocra Ic state convention called for tho pur pose of adopting a platform to bo roc- ommenueil to candidates who mbay bo nominated at tho primary election in tho fall, met today. That Bryan sup porters would rulo tho convention seemd a forcgono conclusion. Pnnlol II. Grndy temiornry chnlr- man. warmly eulogized Ilryau, predict- lug his election. Ball In Honcr or Nick and Alice. London, June. 27. Mr. nnd Mrs. Nlcholaj Longwo.-th returned today from Kiel, whero they won? tho guectu of Kaiser Wlllielm. A hall will bo given In tn.tr honor at tho American mby tonight. Tho pick nud flower of English swelldom bnvo b?eu Invited by ,AiubaKrlor and Mr. Held, and the evert will probably overshadow anything hertoforo this season, NUMBER 34 IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE NATONAL COMMITTEE OF PEO PLE'S PARTY IN 3E&SION. Delegates From Every Slate The Provisional Committee Advocates Mammoth National Convention to Organize Strong Body. St. luls, Juno 27. Tho National commlttoo of tho People's party met In nnnual conferenco hero today. Del egate nro present from nlmost every stnto In tho union. The gnthorlng wilt discuss the political situation and pos Mbly niny endorse somo man for pres idential nomination. Another conference wns held today by members of tho conferenco provi sional "immlttee, which Is advocating n mammoth national convention of nit reformed forces In tho nation, tho oh- Ject being to orgnnlzo a nolltlcnl hodr of unity, harmony nnd strength. Among the roads mado dcfcndnntK nre the Santa Fe, lliirllngton, Mllwnu- keo and St. Pnnl, Hock Island. Mia- sourl Pnclllc, Muscntlno North nnd South Hy. Mr. mid Mrs. J. Ii. C. Albright loft today for Purcell, whore thoy will re main several days. From Purcell thoy will ! gone for threo months. Tho trip Is being made for Mrs. Albright's health which has been very poor ot late. "THE INDIAN STATE." Familiar Names Being Suggested for the New State of Oklahoma. Guthrie, Okln., Juno 27. Many and varied aro tho suggestions for a fa miliar nnmo for the now state Okla homa, nud while tho "Knglo 8tato" seems to hnve tho lead In popularity so for, tho "Indian State," ns sug gesteu by Alva O. Haldwln of the locnl United States land office, Is meet, lug with approval. Mr. Haldwln, In giving his vlows In regnrd to his choice, says: "As every ono who Is happy and elated over statehood Is suggesting a nnmo as the familiar nnmo of tho state, I suggest that It bo called tho 'Indlnn 8tntc.' And why tho Indian StntoT In our boyhood days as wo pored over our old geography In tho llttlo 'Hed School House,' wo studied of n fnr-awny conn- try cnllod ho Indian Territory. It look, cd nnd appeared to us as ono of tho most beautiful and fertile spots on tho map of the United States and so It Is. "When our lawmakers nt tho na- (tonnl cnpltal passed tho bill admitting us to tho sisterhood of states, It elim inated and wiped out ovcry vestige of tho Indian Territory and required tho good peoplo of that fortllo region to adopt our nnmo and become a part of Oklnhomn. "Thoy took their medicine llko n good patient, nnd now In Justlco to them let us retain tho nnmo 'Indian' when wo become n stnto nnd show thnt wo can bo ns magnanimous nn thoy hnvo been. They havo brought us much wq hnvo given something In return. Aud now In Justlco to them and to the Indian who lost his Identity nnd passed nway, lot tho now stato go down l;i history as tho 'Indian Stato.''' CONFEREES CANNOT AGREE. On the Meat Inspection Amendment. Will Make Another Effort. Washington, Juno 27. Tho con- forces on tho agricultural npproprla tlon bill took n recess nt 11:15 n. in. when they professed it appeared to bo Impossible to reach nn agreement on tho moat inspection amendment Sonntor Proctor urged that a disa greement bo reported, but tho houso conferees refused to consont. Another attempt to reach an agree ment will be mado this afternoon. Moody Gets After Railroads. Washington, Juno 27. Attorney Genoral Moody has directed that suits be brought against a largo number of railroad companies, to recovor penal ties for violations of tho safoty ap pliance law, through falluro to keep their equipment In proper condition. Tho largost numDor of violations' -at- trlbuteo lo any road Is fifty-two against the Atlantic Coast Lino rail rond. . Fruit Jars at Stovens, Kennorlf & Spraglr.s Co,