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VOLUME XIII ARUAIOKK. I. T., FlUDAY HYKXLXCi, (KTOIJKU 12, !!)(!. NTM DKll 12.-, NOMINATED REPUBLICAN STANDARD 3EARER IN DISTRICT NO. 103. Explains Why He Resigned as Elec tion Commissioner Dee Been In Bonnet Several Weeks Effort to Pacify the Negro Voters. The rank and flic of the Republican party of Constitutional DlHtrlct No. 103 met In convention lust night at tho court nouso. .1. W. Harreld, chair man of tlii: Republican Central Com mittee, acted as chairman. Mr. Har rcld stated the object of the meeting, saying It was called for the purpose of receiving suggestions on campaign work, and also to receive the state ment from Rev. C. C. Weith as to why he would bo unable to accept tho nomination as delegato from tho Re publican party to the constitutional convention tendered him at a recent meeting of the party. Tho chairman Introduced Hev. Weith, who took the floor. Hev. Wei ill begun his talk to tho convention by thanking the party for placing him as a candidate for delegate to the constitutional conven tion and staling that he appreciated tho honor offered hint and the confi dence reposed by tho fellow members of his parly in hint, lie stated that the honor was one net to be lightly discarded, but that In his opinion, while no minister should surrender his rights of citl.ciit.hlp, no minister, how ever situated, cari enter Into active partisan politics without seriously Im pairing his spiritual influence, there fore lie deemed it best to decline the honor and leave the upbuilding of the state tu other hands, lie ctuted, how ever, thai beforo ho was out of the in f.ilr alt'igethor ho would take up tho platrnim of the Itepnbllcan party, as ..;:'.ir..-d bv 'ho Republicans of Con stitutional Disttlct No. 103, which plat form and principle tho candidate as deb gate from this district of that party would be expected to place In the c-iistitutlon. Mr. Weith began his review of the platform with tho Ilrst plank, the Initi ative and referendum, and continued throughout tho plutforni, taking each plank separately and discussing each. Ho gavo an example of each plank and stated that each was exactly what tho peoplo of tho new state needed. Ho socmed of tno opinion that tho plat form outlined by tho Republicans was correct In every wny and thul tho men who built tno platform were ho expert In this lino that they had touched upon everything good and had made no mistakes. Ho toro the . platform to shreds and displayed It to a party ot Republican voters, and found It not wanting In any sense. Kvon tho sep arate coach law for the colored and whites, which Is embodied In the plat form of tho Republicans, ho tried to show tho negroes, of whom there was a fair attondanco present, was for their good, but hero ho run up against a stump. Tho negroes did not want sop ' arato coaches and they seemed offend ed at sovoral things tho Republicans desired to do. Their dissatisfaction was expressed by Joslah Clark, u colored lawyer of tho city, and a recognized leader among negro voters. When Mr. Weith was seated, Clark aroso and In a speech which had been Hinted to ton minutes told tho faithful of tho Re publican party, tno negroes were Urea of being called upon for votes at every election and afterwards discarded. 1 hey no longer desired to be tno means for an end to bo overlooked after that end had been attained. Dur ing Clark's speech ho was cheered by tho negrces several times while In tho .ranks of tho whlto Republican leaders there woro grave faces and quietude. Following Clark. Col. James Hum phrey, assistant district attornoy, and ono of the over faithful, aroso and in a neat Impassioned party speech at tempted to quell tho rising tldo among tho colored voters, which would mean sure defeat to a Republican candidate. Mr. Humphrey. In a burst of oratory, said ho would vote tho Republican tick et no matter who was nominated and every Republican should do tho same. Mr. Humphrey used as an argument a statement said to have been made y Hon. W. A. Iedhc'ttor, tho Demo cratic nomlneo for delegate to tho constitutional convention, a night or eo ago, whllo being sprnundod at his homo. Mr. Humphrey said that Mr. t Hu.lir hill --.lid When I get to liuHiru we will settle the necio qucs ii! (Mice mid forever.' Mr. llumpliiev s.'id ihnt thl meant that Into th constitution, .f tho Democrats were successful In lauding their candidate, would be placed that part of the Miss issippi constitution which .'Widen that all who vote must be able t( read, write and speak the English language, and to explain satisfactorily some part o.' the constitution. Ho used this argu ment to pacify the negroes and asked them If this was done how many of them would gt a vote. After Col. Humphrey's effort, W. H. JohnKon, a strong Republican, was called upon to use his persuasive iow ers upon tho negroes. Mr. Johufcon took the old stand that the negroes owed themselves body and houl to tho Republican party. He, as mnny before him h.ive done, asked tho negro voters If they did not vote the Republican ticket, for whom would they cast their ballots. Mr. Johnson mad" It appear a crime for the negroes to vote tho Dem ocratic ticket, and completely over looked this possibility In his speech. i,o succeeded somewhat In allaying the opposition to the Republican plat form. After Mr. Johnson had spoken the meeting was adjourned, and Mr. Har rcld called the delegates who were elected some weeks ago to name tho nominee of the Republican party, to re-assemble and name a cnndldato to take 'he place as candidate for del egate to the constitutional convention de lined by Rev. Weith. This was an adjourned meeting from Mcnday night. Judge Harreld again took the chair, and called tho delegates to order. Col. David Redileld. chairman of the committee appointed to inform Rev. We!th of his nomination, report ed for the committee that they had done this, and that Mr. Weith had do cllued the nomination. He therefore made a motion that tho name of C. ('. Weltli bo erased from the slato and nnolhc r nominee be placed before U'o house. This motion passed and Cal. Humphrey arose and Mated that as the Republican party had ever stood by the labeling man and worked for their Interests, It was but fitting that a labor boring man and an employer of labor be the candidate from the Republican paity, therefore ho dedred to placo In nomination Hon. S. A. Wosks. Tho nomination was seconded by A. V. Doak. T. B. Roland placed a motion before the house that the nominations bo clcscd, and Mr. Weeks be named th0 Republican nominee by acclama tion. The motion passed and Mr. Weeks was declared tho nominee of the Republican party. The chair uppoln 'd .lames Hum phrey and A. V. Io..k a committee to escort Mr. Weeks to the plat form. Mr. Weeks was Introduced to the assembly nnd In a short, well-worded talk thanked tho party for their honor ten dered him, and assured them ho would do all In his power, might and man hood to win. He took his seat amid a rousing cheer. Chairman Harreld stated that It was fitting that an emblem of tho party, of District 103, bo selected. W. H. John sen placed a motion before the house that the eagle bo made the emblem, which passed. Tho meeting adjourned, with Mr. Weeks tho nomlneo of tho party. Had a leader last evening been among tho nogrccs several more speeches would have been mado by them. It was a noticeable fact that out of the seventeen negro delegates re cently appointed to assist lit nominat ing a candldato for tho Republican par ty, only three, were present last night. If this does not mean bolting tho party and tho convention, It Is a lack of polit ical feeling they have In the Interests of the party. Hart and Schreek to Fight. Ardmorelto Special. Tcrro Hauto, hid., Oct. 12. Marring tho possibility of official interference, Mike Schreek nnd Marvin Hart will meet tonight boforo the Terro'Hauto Athletic club. Hart and tho Dutch man were matched to light recently, but tho pollco Interfered. Schrock la In good form nnd Is confident thnt ho can send Hart to dreamland In short order, in which case ho will bo In lino for sonio of tho top-notchors Thoso who witnessed tho four round oncoun tor of tho men In Now York last win ter declare thnt tho German has tho goods and would have put Hart to tho bad If the go had ln;tted a few rounds longer. Reserved seat nalo for Klks' Show begins Monday, Oct. 15. Ion M. Frnmo Drug Store. 11-3 FAST MAIL'S ! OLOSE CALL STRUCK HAY PRESS WHILE RUN NING MILE A MIhUTE. Train Kept the Track Farmer Who Owned Press Tried to Flag Train But Was Too Late to Prevent Crash Then He Got Angry. DuiiIhoii, Texas, Oct. 11. Missouri. Kansas and Texas fast mall train St. 7 had a very narrow and almost tnlrnc ulous escape from being wrecked .-!: terday near Gibson Station when It struck a hay press which had beet, left on the track. Glbicui Station t . between Wagoner nnd Ahkogee. I. . A farmer was drlvluT a f.:iir-,iinle team attached to the hay pr . "If press was stalh-1 in th- true!; and tho farmer could not r;et It mc.-i.l. He knew that the fast mail was due In a short lime, so he utihl' li-vl his team nnd drove tho mules to i place of sa.'e ty. He then went a hnr.drod yards tt'i the track to flu,; the t'lit mm'.. The fust mall soon est. no along r'. a spied tf sixty or slxt f-ve naW an houi. When the engineer saw tho farmer It was too late to stop and the engine ran at full speed Into the press. There was hay press In the air, hay press In the engine, hay press on top of the train and hay press beneath t'.t-! train. Several of the larger frogmen' ? of the machine struck one of the mall car trucks and damaged It badly. Th . engine was also torn and smashed In sptts. As the wheels of the engine and cars passed over various pieces ol Iron anil wood It is almost a miracle that the train was not derailed. The fast mall was stopped and the train auditor went back to Interview the farmcr fhigniau. The farmer wad i...... and fit tlrst was strongly in clined to whip the train auditor. Tit timely arrival of other members ol' the train crew saved a fight. "I canio hero just a purpose to stop that train," tho farmer explain' d. "and then you wouldn't stop. Why didn't you stop?' The train crew didn't take time to explain to tho farmer that a train moving at sixty tulles an hour could not he brought to a stop In a few feel. FAIRBANKS' SON ELOPES. Engagement to Pittsburg Bride Was Known to Both Families. Steubenville, O., Oct. II. Announce ment Is made here that Frederic Colo Fairbanks, son ot the vice president of tho United States, eloped from Pitt bttrg with Nellie Scott, and coming here, were married. It Is stated that Mr. Fairbanks objected to the marrhge. The hi Ide is a daughter of a prom inent east side lesidout in Pittsburg. Indianapolis, Oct. 11. Miss Scut was a school mate of Miss Stout ol this city at Washing on and v'slted iuut this sumer for sovoral weeks. Tho Stout home is acre us the ttreet from ho Fairbanks homo and tho young p"n pie met. An attachment waa followed by nn engagement which was knuwn to the two famlliss. Neither doslraJ a largo wedding. Tennessee Y. M. C. A. Aidnioroltc Special. Columbia, Tonn., Oct. 12. The an nual convention of tho Young Men's ChrkUlnn association of Tennessee op ened today with a largo attendance, from all lover the state Sovoral prominent Southern religious workers will deliver addresses during tho con vention, which will last until Sunday evening. Bout in Colorado. Ardmqrelto Special. Victor. Col., Oct. 12. Harvey Ilrown and Tom Jones, well known Colorado pugilists, will go twenty rounds at J'lromen's hall In Independence to night. Iloth men nro husky and clover lighters and an exciting mill Is ex pected. Tulsalte Placed In Jail. Ily Associated Press. Tulsa, I. T Oct. 12. Charles H. King, a real estate dealer who yoster day threatened to kill Roprcsentatlvo Thomas R. Scroggs or Zenla, Ohio, at tho hitter's wlntor homo In this city, W113 hound over to the grand Jury to day, nnd In default of bond wnii taken to Muskogee and placed In tho federal Jail. democratic convention RATIFY THE ACTION OF THE PRI MARY ELECTION OF OCT. 9. W. A. Ledbetter Was Declared the Nominee and a Platform of Prin ciples Was Adopted A Program of Speech-Making. Tito Democrats of Delegate District 103 met In mass convention Inst night at the city hall. A large number of enthusiastic Democrats were present and everybody was happy. When Mr. l.'dbetter entered tho convention hall no wns cheered heartily front every corner ot the building. .1. C. Graham, who Is the Democrntlt n milneu In the Marietta district, was a visitor. He was cheered wildly when he entered the hull A. K. Swun. vice chairman of the district, called the convention to or der nnd Introduced J. C. Graham. Mr. Graham responded with one of his usu al fitrotiR speeches Interspersed with happy remarks that kept tho crowd laughing. Caswell Dennett was next Intio duced. Il told a dozen stories Illus trating the predicament ot the local Republicans and kept the convention in nn uproar of laughter. Ily this time H. II. Ilrown, president of the Democratic club, had arrived and he asutucd chnrge of the conven tion. I'd 1,. Dten whs tlected secretary. R. W. Dick moved that n coininlttee of one from each ward be appointed u committee on platform and resolu tion. This coininlttee was appointed and II. H. Ilrown and Mayor Dick were added to it. While ttio committee was out Judge A. G. Moaoloy of Atoka addressed the convention. Judge Mosoloy made a strong speech. Ho said ho know Mr. l.odbettrr ,the nominee, and that he Is a man of prudence, caie and culture Men of Mr. I.cdlwttor's strength and ability, he said, would bo needed In the convention that writes tho consti tution. He drew a parallel of the issues alvccntod by tho two parties and urged the Democrats to be prompt at the, polls. "W. F. Freeman responded with a warm Democratic t pooch. Ho said he voted for Mr. Drew but that In all this district Mr. Ledbetter has no tnoro ar dent suppoitcr than he. His eulogy on I-iodbetter was couched In as pretty sentences as was ever heard lit this town from tho lips of tiny orator. Mr. Champion, a young lawyer, nnd a recent arrival from Kentucky, also made nit Interesting speech. A platform of principles wns adopted and a resolution was adopted declaring W. A. I.edbctter tho nominee of tho democratic party In delegate district 103. Mr. Ledbetter responded with the following speech: "It Is needless for me to say that I am highly honored by your actloi tuidsht, and by tho action of the Dem ocrsts nt the primary election hob on the 9th. "I am glad wo had the primary elec tlon. I feel thu't the final result has nl ready been ascertained and that I wli be tho delegate to the constltutiona convention from this district. I fee deeply tho responsibility which you action has Imposed upon me, and dot-Ire hero and now to express t thoke friends of mine who have sni poited mo bo loyally, my deepest an most fervent gratitude. Their loyalt and friendship Ins placed tno under a obligation which can only bo dlt chnrged by tho best efforts of my lit in the con vontlnu. The commlsxlcn charged by law o tlt9 duty of holding the elections I tho Indian Territory, has recontl made an order requiring all voters e tho cities of the first class to rogiste before they nro eligible to vote n' tho election on tho Cth of November This action makes it the duty of n' Domocratit to register so ns to be abl to carry tho election In November. I bellovo tho Democrats In Ardmoro fee tho necessity of having this dlstrlc' represented by a D?mocrat. and thnt thoy will promptly register. I hope ov cry Democrat here tonight will prompt ly reglstir, nnd that ho will tirgo nl' other Dsmocrats to go to tho ofllco of tho city clerk and resistor. What we have heretofore done will amount to nothing unions; wo leglstor with the city clurk nnd ba prepared to carry tho olcctlon on tho Cth of Norember Let its all roaster. When the constitutional conventln't t'inviiie-. a contest b.'lnien Hi Re i.ubllcaiis n the oiii side, and i'j Detnociais on the othu will be.; ,t and will not end until tho coiivr.i,.". ih closed The contest will, at ail t linen, he fierce. Sometimec It inn; be bitter. The Issues In that, content i will ijnnv out ot tho efforts tit the It.1 I publlcons to secure partisan advtut tageon tho one side, and the offorU t.r tho Democrats on the other side t proparo the bet,t possible constitution for the people rf lit.- onllro slate. 1 do not desire to discuss tho issues set tled lit our prlmarv. So far us I ti.n concerned, the contest was conducted with absolute honesty mil fairness. I hnv found no trew men since the primary election. All Democrats nro now Ledbetter men, and 1 hope- that wo will put forth a solid nnd united effort to elect the nominee. "My opponent made a splendid fight. He is n good man and n goal Demo crat, and so far as he is concerned, he conducted a fair tight. 1 hav,. no complaint to tnnke against hlni, for 1 realized fimn the beginning that ne was a strong man. Such a man ns the opposition to tno could well unite upon. It did unite on hint and made a splen did right. The Democrats who opptseil me in this light had a perfect right to do so, and to hav deprived them of that privilege would have been tyrany. I hi Id no ill will against them. I desire that you feel perfectly free at all times to discuss public questions with inc. "Tho light hereafter must be made against the Republicans, mid not in the Democratic family. "I shnll go to the convention Imbued with no other purpose than to do right as I see It, to devote the best efforts of my life to tho service of tho Democrat ic party and the state. 1 am absolutely free lit heart and mind to assist In preparing tho best constitution that was over submitted for the rntlficalon of a loyal, Intelligent and patriotic peo ple." A. C. Cruco was present and made a b'lef talk. Ho said that W. A. Led better should receive l.r.OO votes on tho Cth of Nr.veintmr. In commenting upon the character of W. A. Ledbetter ho said the Democrats could not have found a stronger man for thtlr nomi nee and said that when there came a clash of Interests in tho constitution al convention between corporate Inter ests and the rights of tho people that Ledbetter would always he tonnd on tho utile of tho peoplo lighting valiantly for them. Sidney Suggs asked the Democrats to be on the alert In tho matter of registration. Gluts. Gutschaw, a Gorman, a life long Democrat, who has helped light tho battles of Democracy In the I loon ier state, made some suggestions that will bo adopted by tho party. Ho pre dicted that every Democrat would get bolilnd tho Ledbetter wagon and roll Itlm Into the constitutional convention vlth an enormous majority. We, the Democrats of Constitutional lelegate District No. 103 In convention irsc mblcd: rejoice over tho fact that he peoplo have nt last wrested from lie Congress of tho United States tho Ight of self-government for which wo avo so long nnd patiently waited nnd een unjustly doprlvod by tho roptib lean party. We arc for tho llrst time, fter many years of government which vns forced upon us by tho congress f the United States without knowing he needs of the peoplo nnd without nowledgc of many hurdxhlpu endured y nt by ronBou of not having repre lenttitlves who knew our needs nd who woro ablo to roprcsuit tho ntorest off l.SOO.000 American cltl ens who nro now within tho borders f tho "now state" havo been pcrmlt ed to select representatives to make i constitution to govern ourselves xnd our posterity. Whoreas, tho Democrats of this Dls rlct pursuant to a call by tho Kxocu ive Cotnmltteo did on Oct. 9th, 100C, old a primary election for tho pur 'so of nominating n democratic can .date for Constitutional Delognta, at ltlch primary two gentlemen Honor bio Ilyron Drow and Honorable W. . Ledbetter woro candidates for tho oitltlou above roferrod to nnd placed lcmsolvog In the hands of tho Demo nic party, pledging their support to 'e man who should procure a ma "rlty cf the votes to bo caBt at tho irlmary election, agreeing that ho bould be the nominee of tho Demo itlc party. Wo congratulate tho wo applicants and their friends for ho manner In which raid contest was (Continued on. fourth page) THIRTY DAYS u mmmi OPINION OF BOARD REGARDING QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS. Chairman Dunn of the Democratic Committee Receives Letter from Judge Clayton Showing Change of Board's Opinion. Ardmorello Special. Oklahoma City, Ok. Oct. 12. Chair man Dunn of tho Democratic commit tec today received a letter from Judg Clayton enclosing change of opium of the board regarding tho qtullficit Hon of voters. The board now holds that residence of 30 days In the pre cinct Is necessary. Victory for democ racy. INDICTED BY GRAND JURY. Employes of Dawes Commission Are Charged with Theft of Creek Rolls. Ily Associated Press. Muskogee, I. T, Oct. 12. W. 'I. Martin, Jr, former employee of thu. Dawes Commission, and M. 1'. Dun lay, a prominent real estate man or Muskogee, wore indicted today by tho federal grand Jury hero, charged with theft from the government ofllceH ;i '' K f tho Creek Indian roll. They were arrested and biter released on bond of 1,000 extch. CRUSHED TO DEATH. Disastrous Results Attend Burning of Missouri Home. Ily Associated Press. Marshall, Mo., OcL 12. In tho de struction by llro hero today of tho homo of p. W. Miles, Graco Ilentley Irwin, aged eighteen, was crushed to death by a falling chlmnoy, whllo at tempting- to rescue Inmates. Oscar Pago barely escaped death In u llko manor. Suverul occupants were fo reuni te Jump from tipor windows. It la be lieved two nlliet-H nro linrlnil In lli, ! debris. ESCAPED CONVICTS. Territory Officers Are Warned to Be on the Lookout. South McAlestcr, I. T., Oct. 11. Tho local authorities havo boon warn ed to bo on tho lookout for about lit toen or twenty negro convicts wht nro known to havo escaped from tno Arkansas convict camps Into tho Ter ritory. It Is said that nt tho present time there are fully fifty escaped convict from tho Arkansas penitentiary alone that nro at largo In h0 territory. Some of these men havo largo rewards hanging" over them. Othors woro sen tenced for minor offonses nnd for the.r capture only tho conventional rowarl of $50 will bo offered. Select Constitutional Delegates. Ardmorelto Special. I-awton, Okltt., Oct. 12. Republican conventions nro being hold today to select candidates for tho constitutional convention for nil threo districts or Comancho county. Tho dulegntes se lected will bo required to pledgo them selves to oppose the proposed divi sion of tho county. With nearly ml of tho candidates ! now In tho field the closing month ot tho campaign will undoubtedly be a strenuous ono. An earnest fight U be ing waged by the Antl-Saloou lenguc to securo a prohibition plank In the constitution or tho new state. Convention of Churchmen. t Vrdmorelto Special. Iluffalo, N. Y Oct. 12. Prominent churchmen, both minister and lay men, from all over tho country aro arriving here today to attend tho Inter national convention of Christian churches, which will bu In sesalou hero during tho coming week. Webb May Recover. Ily Associated Press. Smlthvllle, .Mo., Oct. 12. Jcsso Jl. Webb, who was yesterday shot by his wife who killed hemolt In carrying out tho suicide compact entered Into by tho young couple, Is much Improrod. this morning nnd may recover. BUY 'STOVES. AT R, A. JONES. I