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warrens 1 VOLUMK XIII AUDMOlilC, I. T., TlirUSHAV HVBNIMi, OCTOIlUlt 25, Mint;. NUMBER i:$g wmm mum YET AT THE SAME TIME REPUB LICANS WORK AGAINST IT. The Fear of Defeat at the Polls Has Kept the Party and Eler.tlon Boards Busy Framing Various Schemes. Here Are a Few of Them. ( Oklahoma City, Oct. 24, The fob ' lowing has beon given to the press ' ' by the Democratic Campaign Buroau: Is Tho Republican party haH been pro , claiming Its position as tho party of equal rlghtH, and jet the Uopubllcan olectlon boards havo contrived to 'i keep the candidates that were run "i nlng independently off tin- tickets for fenr they would defeat tho regular Hepubllcan candidates. The pretext ' was made that the petitions were not properly made out, but in some In stances It Is known that such Is not the case and the board deliberately la order to save certain Republican candidates from defeat arbitrarily ruled In the matter. In Oklahoma City were two prohibi tion candidates that menaced the chances of the Hepubllcan candidates who are favorable to the saloons. By putting out of the nay the prohibi tion candidates they hopo to secure tho votes of many Kopubllcnns who wouid othorwiso havo voted for tho prohibition candidates, in tho bolicf that they will cling to tho regular Uo publlcan candidates rather than voto for u Democrat. Tho Republicans ' have tried to mal;o the negroes believe that the party is their friend, but Ihoy put a negro off the tlckot at Ardmore and another at Muskogee. At both those places tho negro was forced to udopt n candidate of tbeir own raco for the reason tho Republican party had do- lflarsd against the negro In their con 'Cventlon. Yet the Republicans refused d to let the negroes havo a candldato of their own, preferring to compel tho l negro to voto for tho regular noni- iaco. S All through tho campaign tho Ro .'? mibllcan leaders havo dono everything . Jiclr ingenuity could Biiggest to win iho election. Thoy havo not hesitat ed to undortako any means to gain gi'tho end. Tholr attempt to distort tho J provisions of tho enabling act and J open tho way for fraud at tho pons; Iho gerrymandering of the constitu te ia I districts to benoflt tho Repub lic and tho consequent dlsfran- Vt riein t of thousands of voters In jibo Democratic strongholds; tho last ti n fst ucsporato nttompi wnti in Iih'o curried out, to prevent tno c.it.i triates that would likely injure trie li-onees of their own candidates roui ig on Uio tlckot, shows tholr Intention It tho 'ndyrft of a party that is so unfair will dopt such means to elect ft their camU;. tos, what will titey uc- stltiitlouat co. . ontlon if thoy aro ...tf ... i f Gooi(f. mm 1 5: i FAIR i OI'BNS M' THE FAIR GROUPS IN GAINESVILU OX 00T. 30 AND CLOSES NOV. 3 $5000.00 In Purses and P t'l- iuma. Indian W i- tory neighbors (fa (.1- . ally invited. ReCuad X railroad rates,, ? ' m GHTS elected? j lie party that Is afral . 10 leave the question and candidates J open to the people to decide, hns a poor cause and Is afraid to let the peoplo say who will mako tho consti tution. Tho peoplo In casting their votes should bo careful to voto for tho party and tho men who havo had to fight tho Uopubllcan organization from tho btart In order to get a fair election tho party whoso leaders were compollcd to write to President Uoosvclt nnd lay tho conditions bo foro him In order to prevent a whole sale fraud that was being advocated by tho loaders of tho Hepubllcan par ty. The peoplo will find upon Invest!' gatlon that tho Democratic party In Oklahoma Is the party that has forc cd the Republican leaders (o give tho people even a semblance of fairness in this election. Old Politician Dies, riy At-sootntod Press. New York, X. Y., Oct. 25. Col. Spe derlch W. Korbcrt, an old time MS sourl politician and member of statf of Thomas C. Fletcher, win wna gov- crnrr of Missouri. J led yoslerdaj aged 75. mm mzs HIS BROTHER ESCAPED BY DARING DASH IN THE DARK. Charged With Complicity In the Mur der of Ben Collins at Emet Dur ing the Month of August Re ward Offered by Chickasaws Deputy United States Marshal C. A. Ilnhn arrived In the city last night having In his possession Henry Fruit; whom he placed la Jail on the rharxj of murder. Prultt is charged with complicity In the murder of Ueu C Collins, who was waylaid nnd ihot at his homo nonr Hmct, I. T., last An rust. A special received from Orr by the Ardmoreltc last night silted that Clint Prultt was also arratod at the name time the arrest of Honrv Prultt was effected, but ho made v dating dash for liberty and under rov er of tho darkness ho made good lib escape, and although the marslnl made every effort possible to find lilin he has not been apprehended. Seme years ago Ren Collin, shot and nui do a permanent cripple of Poto Prultt, a brother of Henry and Clint Prultt, nnd when Collins was killed suspicion pointed to the Prultts as having something to do with the klu Ing, but not enough information coull bo gathered to warrant their nrrcs'. until tho grand Jury recently met at Ada, at which timo tho ovldenco was submitted to tho grnnd Jurors nnd an Indictment was returned against A. C. Washmood and Henry and Clint Prultt nnd probably others. Wash' mood was arrested sovoral days ago at Durant nnd Is now In tho federal Jail. Henry Prultt was a very willing prisoner and tho officer who placed him in Jail said that if Henry was out ho would make no effort to get away. It Is said fiy his friends that ho will easily provo an alibi. Collins was a deputy marshal and was also a momber of tho Indian po lice forco. Ho was considered a good officer nnd tho esteem in which ho was hold by tho Chickasaws Is evi denced by tho Chickasaw legislature having offered ono thousand dollars for the arrest and conviction of the guilty parties. On account of tho vast acquaintance of tho Prultts and of Collins tho case will attract considerable attention and a largo number of peoplo nil over tho country will keep up with tho caso in nil of Its details. Henry Prultt wns tried hore a short time ago on tho charge of killing w. Rubottom of Courtnoy but was ac- ulttofl. 84ERIFF PLACED UNDER ARREST. Charged With Altering Document to I Cover Deficit. i S! J.rko City, Utah., Oct. 21. A wia he Trlbuno from Wfrior. Ida f -. f- m ('.'. sdou, sheriff of Washing it 'tiu' , mill oiindldate on tho Ro n tick-1 for secretary of state. b.i en nrrosted at that place. Tho t was Issued at the Instance of he', oard of county commlsslonem uid i urges Lansdon with altering a wiibllc record whllo sherlff'to conceal H allowed deficit In the funds of tho eetnty. - ' - ' '1 CHOCTAW THE GOVERNMENT FILED SUIT IN HIS BEHALF. Said It Was Done Without His Knowl edge or Consent The Pleas In Abatement May Be Argued Be fore Judge Townsend Soon. Simon Nelson Is a full blood Choc taw Indian residing In the Choctaw nation. Ho has some land In tho Ma rietta district which hns been lonsiM and tho government, In his behalf, has brought suit to net aside tho louse or to modify It. Nelson has entered Into the ease by moans of a plea in abatement, in which he Rtats upon his (ii lb that he did not request the government to file tiny suit In his be ll a If, that It was done without his knowledge or consent, that bo Is n rocognled citizen of the United SUtoa nnd Is subject to lt laws nnd constitution, and thai ho Is entlllnd to nil tho rights, privileges and im munities gtanted under tho constitu tion, ami that he has a right to mam? tain actions and suits at law or in equity en lib own behalf without the Interference of the United State of America, lie says tho suit was lirounlit against his will and lie protests against its maintenance. Ho nlsr stales that tho loaso was not secured bj fraud or false representations, but for a fair consideration. The law under which these suits were brought presumes that the In dian U still 11 ward of the government nnd is not a full-fledged cltlren of the United States. Tho attorneys who havo lllcd Lie pleas In abatement aro confident that they will be sustained by Judge Town send, and In the event they aro tho result will lie the dismissal of some thing near 0110 hundred suits that have been filed In the Southern 'dis trict by the government In behalf of Indians. Tho district attorney filed these suits upun Instructions from tho Interior department. An effort will bo made to Induce Judge Townsend to give tho question a henilng in Ardmore next Saturday. If the restrictions placed upon tho sale of lauds had been by congres sional act alone and not by treaty with Hie Indians this principle of law would decide the matter whether tho Indian cuild not dlapofo of his estate as any other citizen of the United Stntcs can do. GUNS TOSSED INTO SEA VERIFYING STATEMENT MADE BY SECRETARY TAFT. Who Declared the Rifles Surrendered by Cuban Insurgents Would Be Put Where They Would Do No Further Harm. Havana, Oct. 21. The htntenieut made by Secretin- of War Tal't on the eve of his departure from Cuba, that he would put all the arms surrendered by the Insurgents whore they would do no further harm, was verified today when a company of llui Cuban artil lery spent the afternoon throwing theso weapons Into tho Bea from the outer bastion of Moro castle. Thousands of rifles and carbines wore mink In thirty fathoms of water. Somo unrest continues to prevail In Puerto Pri clpe nnd Santa Clara "'iK-.re : al' bauds are commlt'.in; 11, 1 uor depredations. Tho residents of Holguln requested protection against a considerable body of ox-robels and a battalion of the Eloveuth Infantry reached Holguln this afternoon. Tho mayor of A gun Callente prov ince of Havana, who was ousted from office, was restored to his imsltion Tuesday and organized an armed es cort of twenty-five men, alleging that ho feared an attack from tho modern atos. Governor Magoon today ordeiel Govornor Nunez to compel tno mayor to surrender tho nrms and to bring tho weapons to Havana. Tono tho liver, move tho bowels, cleanse tho system. Dado's Littlo Liver Pills nover gripe. Sold by City Drug Store. Subscribe ,for The Ardraorelte. CONFESSES TO MURDER HOWARD NICHOLAS ACCOMPLICE IN MRS. LESLIE'S MURDER. He and Another Called at Her Room and Strangled Her Robbed Her of Jewels and Escaped From Hotel. Booty Was Divided. Chicago, Oct. 21. Mrs. Margaret Leslie, the actress, found dead in her room In the Palace hotel lust Thurs day afternoon, did not commit suicide is hps supposed, lint was murdered. Herltert K. Nicholas, n theatrical Manager, arrested Saturday night ca nusplcloii, confesMd toTuy that he l.b ! in tlii- rnu.do;-. nnd !Knt Ceorgp Lropod 11 drus clork, for whom the ; 1 llc j.irc now searching, was his ac oniaplic . The wom:uiV. diamonds md b i- money wmv dm motive for the crime. Before NM :Ia-. coiifi-ssed he was iu'iij ". I 'd to u lot-; lnestIgatlon by lh' pcli'-e, who hud gathered a grca; leal of evidence against him. IIo first ifferel io tell hU story If granted elenM ry, but on this being refused ho niTlf n eotnpteto confession lmpll jitlnr, I copold. He sold that ho and l.eopol 1 went to the woman's room Wedii' sday night and after a fow moments' conversation he suggested that th have a drink, producing a bottle f whisky. Mr3. Leslie was lak ng off her jewels at tho time, and he- back was turned toward them. V1 il- iu this position Leopold, ac cording to Nicholas, seised the woman by the threat and choked her Into in sensibility. Throwing uer on the bod. ( they placed ;i towel saturated with chloroform over her face. Tho men then took some of tho woman's gar meiits ntiu Med them tightly around Iter Lock. Seising her jewels which '"ver-v vultiQtl.nt $2,000. tho men turned en the gas Jets, hurried out of the i"-n and left tho hotel. The next ii' :-nln they met by npiKiintmcut and liviiled the jewelry. Those which yi'liidas tool; have already been re- co-rred. It was tho anxiety on the 11 1 of Nicholas to lonlize money iv.i the jewels which led to his arrest DdnctlvoK working 011 tho caso found -i.ii'e of the diamond:) In a pawnshop, ni! they were traced to Nicholas. lie was then arrested, and ho declared that Mrs. Leslie, who had beon an old friend of his, had given them to I1I111. H- told conflicting stories, however, and finally admitted the theft, and undrr pressure tho confession of inur-dfi- followed. THE FRISCO WILL BUILD. Right of Way Has Been Segregated From Allotment. Allen Uobbersou Is In the city to day from Dixie. Mr. Robbcrson says that Iho Democratic nominee In the lOL'.id district will win In a walk. In speaking of crop prospoct;i Mr Robbcrson said that dry weather is all that's needed to Insure a bumper cotton crop. Naturally Mr. Robberson's conver sation drifted to the prospects of his section liild ho said: "Tho Frisco will nurely build Its Hue from Okla homa City by way of Lindsay, Alma, Dixie mid to Cornish. This lino has not only beon surveyed but the sur vey Is segregated from allotment. In a recent conversation with the engi neer, he stated to 1110 that tho survey south of Lindsay offers tho best road bed Unit ho had ever seen. Tho Chick anaw Telephono company has an agreement with tho Frisco to use Its right of way and It has done so for several miles north of Cornish. Tho telephono line extonds north from Cor nish along the right of way somo twolvo miles before making the turn to Comanche." Mr. Robbcrson says that Cornish hi to bo made tho terminus of the road. The Oklnhoman in its local columns some days ago stated that the con tract for grading tills road would bo let during the month of November. A sour stomnch, a bad breath, a pasty complexion and other conse quences of a disordered digestion aro quickly removed by the uso of Ring's Dyspepsia Tablets. Two days' treat ment free.. Sold by City Drug Store.' ANNA HELD LOSES FORTUNE. Actress Robbed of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars In Jewels. Cleveland. Ohio., Oct. 21. Tho po lice and deU'ctlve agency are working diligently to discover the whereabouts of $1I0.000 worth of Jewels which An na Held, the actress, reported wore Htoleu from her on a Pennsylvania train whllo coming Into Cleveland early .Monday morning. The gems. Bald lo Include many very elaborate and valuable pieces, were stolen from Miss Held'H stato room while she nnd bur husband, Klor inco Zolgfold. Jr., wore temporarily tbsent. The Jewels were In .1 small hnnd latchel, which also contained over (i.OQO In money nnd papers, bank looks, etc., which MIhh Held said bo valued at $100,000. When tho earn as llrst reiKirtetl to tho iwtllce the ero Incredulous, but Chief Koblm iv he is now convinced that tl. ibbery was commuted. ASti EXPLOSION KILLS SEVEN N ROLLING MILL MIMS OF CAM URIA STEEL COM 'VNY. Six of the Dead Were Foreigners- Gr Is Supposed to Have Been Set OH As a Blast Was Fired Workings of Mine Not Damaged. By Associated Press. Johnstown, Pu., Oct. 21. By an ex plosion hi the rolling mill mlno of the Cambria Steel company this afternoon scum men are dead and two are pain fully but not fatally hurl. Up to the present tlmo only one of the dead has lieun Identified. Ho is an Amerlcnu-born miner named Samp son Luther. It Is believed tho other dead aro all foreigners, as are the two Injured. Tho oxplcjiion took place iu Hend lug No. 20, a considerable distance from tho Ill-fated Klondike seel Ion where 111 men lost their lives about four nars ago. Tho exact cause Is not known, but It is supposed thai 1 lie gis was fired by tho putting olT of a blast. All the men when found had their safety lamps In proper trim, showing that accident could not have been enured by nogllgoneo In this dl rection. No damage was dono to the workings, and tho mlno will bo run nlng tomorrow as usual. BREAKS LONG FAST. Woman Worried Greatly About Her Husband's Religious Welfare. Lawton, O. T., Oct. 21. A woman living at Meers, last evening took her fliT-it meal in twenty-two days, during which time she fasted and prayed that her husband would bo converted. It was during a religious revival that sht became much wrought up because her husband would not join the church. She was brought to Lawton yestor- daj where sho met her brother and cousin. After much persuasion she folded to breaking her fast. Her hi'i-diand told hor that when a child he was christened In tho Presbyterian church but that ho was of the bellel that the baptism was not valid. Yesterday he acknowledged to hi. wife that ho was convinced that tin baptism was all right and that a sec ond baptism would bo sacrilegious. President Commuted Sentence. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 21. Prosl dent Roosevelt hti;i commuted tho cen tenco of Frank Hunter, serving a fit teen year sentence In tho fedoral prls on at Fort Leavenworth for man slaughtor and ho will bo released Nov. f.. Hunter, who is the son of a wealthy cattleman of Indian Territory, shot and killed a cowboy during a roundup In 1001, in self-defense as he allogcd at the trial when ho pleaded guilty Ho wns convicted at Pauls Valley. I. T.. May 4, 1001. May Release Gcronlino Lawton. Okla., Oct. 21. Vho Apaohe delegation that wont to Washington recently to ask that (Joronlmo ad his band held under restraint at Fort Sill, I. T;, bo set frco, roport that ft was promised at the war department that Secretary Taft will visit Fort Sill and inakq a definite decision after personal study of tho situation. 8 CITY LOOAUST BODIES CREMATED THIS MORN. ING IN DISASTROUS FIRE. In Kansas City, Kansas, Which D. stroyed the Chamber of Commerce Building May Be Days Before Number of Dead Is Known. Uy Associated Prr.ts. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 25. In the ruins of tho Chamber of Commoice building In Kansas City, Kansan, de stroyed by llro early today, thoro are anywhere from a half dozen to thirty ladles, according to the ostlmatcs given out this morning by flremon who worked at tho scone all night. On tlm nthpr hand, tho assistant fiij chief at eleven o'clock Insisted the dead would not number ovor halt a. deceit. At 8 o'clock this morning tho body of 1). h. Young, laborer, was removed irom the ruins. Young lived on tho fourth floor with bis family, whoso Tate U not known. Ills Imdy was so badly burned it was difficult to Iden Mfy It. The actual loas of life will not bo known until a thorough search of tho mine can be made, and probably not then, as some firemen awsert sovoral bodies must have boon burned to ashott. it The building waa used ub a tcne mont hoiuo and hold, n near as can he learned, close to two hundred per sons at tho tlmo tho Jlro hroko out at 12:.10 o'clock. Most of those com posed families, many of whoso names aro unknown. It was tho custom for many tran sients who como mostly from noarby railroad yards, not to register, and thus all traco of them Is lost for tho time being. Only tnrougn a search of tho ruins that may take- days, and exact count ing of tho missing will finally rovcal tho oxteat of tho catastrophe Later Tho known dead aro as fol lows: Infant of Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks; Charles Lynch, driver of sand wagon. lost his llfo In trying to savo tho Sparks baby; D. N. Young, agod C2, body recovered thla morning. Tho missing follows: Charles Carlln, stationary onglnocr. who was HI with typhoid fovor; Mrs. M. K. Brlgham nnd children, Amos aged 15 and Scott nged 12; Patrick M"cGulro, an elderly man; Qcorgo Mill- lln, an Invalid, aged 20; Mrs. Ed Win slow and daughters, Mabel aged u, and May, aged 4. Tho fatally Injured aro as follows: J. F. Branahnn, wngon-makcr; on unknown baby; W. J. Worloy, Mlsoou- rl Pacific flroraan. Only tho outsldo walls of tho build ing romalncd standing. Tho Interior construction wns of wood and tho six stores on tho ground floor and rooms on tho upper floor contained much Inllamablo material. Ixmg after tho floors had fallon In a great pllo of debris attacked b llamos of gnB from an open main that entered tho building, continued to bum, rendering to ashes ovorythlng within roach. The financial loss Is estimated at $100,000. Between forty nnd fifty persons wcro Injured, half of them moro or less seriously. Kansas City, Mo., Oc. 2."i. J. F. Branahan, ono of tho Injured, died to day. Governor Davis at Tishomingo. Ardtnorelto Special. Tbthomlngo, I. T Oct. 25. A large crowd of peoplo arc In town today lo greet Gov. Jeff Davis of Arkansas, who will arrive hero at noon on tho Choc taw and will deliver a speech at 2 o'clock this afternoon. After he has finished speaking hu will be driven across tho country to Madlll by Mr. J. M. Bounds of this place, where ho will catch the Frisco for Ardmore, his next place to opeitk. Jesse- James Here. Tho Jesso Jamea Show has arrived In to.wn and pitched its tent on tho lot near tho Elks hall. Tho company will remain hero thrc ulghfa,, ohanglns the program each night. no