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AKDMORK, I. T., FRIDAY KVKNIMJ, OCTOBER 2i, UXHi. NUMBER i;$7 VOLUME XIII OF GREEKS CHIEF PORTER GAYS GRIEF IS KILLING THE OLD INDIANS. While the Younger People Are In Har mony With Present Affairs, Older Ones Are Dying From Discourage ment at Change In Government. Okmulgee, I. T., Oct. 25. IMciwant Sorter, chief ot tho Creeks, states that many of his people huvo died during the lost year, iind that u great many of these deatliB aro duo to discourage ment on account of u change of gov ernment, change of conditions and en vironment to which the Creeks cannot become adapted. This remarkable statement la contained in the annual message- of tho Creek chief to tho council, which In In bobhIoii hero. So far as tho chief's raossago deals with the official duties of tho council and the action that shall ho taken at this session, there In little to he said, Tho chief frankly states that congress has ko circumscribed the powers of tho Creek m.tionnl government that, it Is useless and a waste of timo to enact new legislation which can never be come law without tho approval of tho federal authorities. Thou follows tho romarkable statement about tho Creeks dying of discouragement. Tho words pf tho chief nro: "I regret to state that a largo nuin her of our older peoplo have died dur ing tho last year. From my observa tlon, tho cause of many deaths has boo. dlscouragcmont. 1 laving lived (heir 'itlre lives under a different sys tem of government, and bavins hi"1 the urn of their lauds in common that of free paBturage, rrec accp'is to wood and watcd, and more breadth of territory in which to lot their nnl mals run at largo and tho many dif ficulties arising from the narrowing down of their privileges, has had decided effect upon the older peoplo and tho chango In tho methods under which they liavo boon accustomed to live seems to bo a source- of discour agement and was a potent factor in causing their deaths. "Tho younger class of our people seem to bo moro in harmony with present conditions, and tho chango has had a groat effect in deciding their higher aspirations, thus better ing their condition, especially those o our people, who liavo boon to school I notico that tho children of our younger women who have been t school nro doing hotter in meeting tho new conditions thnn others of om people." Willi the message- Chief Porter pro sents to tho Creek council a translti tion of the five tribes bill passed by tho last congress, and which has im portant bearing on many of the of flclal transactions of tho Crooks. In this connection it mny bo said that during recent years nearly nil of thi national legislation that has been t THE , bill ! COOKE COUNTY 1 FAIR t f OPENS AT t I THE FAIR GROUNDS IN I GAINESVILLE ON OCT. 30 AND CLOSES NOV. 3 $5000.00 In Purses iv d Prem innis. Indian Terri tory neieltbors cordi ally invited. Reduced railroad rates. m.ule for the Indians of the five tribe h;'H not been for tho full blood", vet no ntovlslon was made lo have .iirh laws translated Into tho language ot tho tribes in ordor that tho full bloods might becomo acquainted with ml understand them. Chief l'orter says tho law governing the bale of lands as p.wscd by tho last congress Is not ns good as the law that as effective before. In other words. e believes that tho rcstilcttnn on alienation of land upon tho full bloods a mlstnke. Ho believes that all Creek citizens should bo allowed to advertise and sell their lauds at the Indian agency. Recommendation is made for anoth er appropriation to continue the prose cution of fraudulent enrollment cases, ml a report of tho Creek national at torney covering those cases Is sub mitted with the chief's message. The ast appropriation of $5,000 was at be request ot the chief who states hat ho is highly pleased with tho ro u!ts so far secured. With roforenco to tho M., K. & T. and-grant suit now pending, the chief tntos that ho sees no possibility of ho railroad ever winning the suit flint tho attorney general holds that o recovery can be mndo In this suit ut that cvon in case a Judgment hould bo rendered, tho same woub' lavo to bo satisfied by a money pa lont by the government and would ot affect the holding of land by the llotteos who have allotments on the ectlous that ar? claimed by the r.Il- rail company under tho old grant Bryan In Ohio. Py Associated Press. Mlllshurg, O., Oct. 2C Ilryau be- San the second day ot his speechmak- ng tour In Ohio here today. iSTItVIATE OREASIHG FIFTEEN MILLIONS MORE THAN LAST YEAR FOR POSTAL WORK Postmaster General Cortelyou Sub mits Estimate for Coming Fiscal Year Constantly Growing Needs Necessitate Increase- Washington, Oct. 25. Postmaster General Cortelyou has submitted to tho secretary of tho treasury for transmission to congress estimates for tho postofllco department nud tho postal service for tho coming fiscal year. The amount asked for salaries In the postolllco department is $1, 528,920, being a net incrcaso of $121, 530 over tho current year, whllo tho amount asked for malntunnnco of scr- vlco Is $200,062,100, n net lucreaso of $15,000,000. The estimates last year woro about 112,000,000 In excoss of tho approprl ations for tho year before, so that the Incrcaso this year Is about $3,000,00 moro than tho incroaso last year. The apparently largo increase, nccordlng to tho department, represents but n normal ndvanco, mado necessary by constantly growing needs and public demands for improved facilities. Tho principal increases submitted nro as follows: Compensation of poitmnstcrs, 500,000. Compensation ot clerks, first and second-class postofflccs, $3,000,000. Clerk hire, third class, postoflict-ti $150,000. Letter carriers, $1,156,700. Pnoumatlc tubo service, $350,0011 IUillroad transportation, $4,CCO,000. ILiilway mall clerks, $978,360. Foreign mall Borvlce, $268,000. Manufacture stamped envelop1:? $227,000. Itiiral delivery, $1,475,000. POLICE FOLLOW CLEW. Expect to Capture Leopold Who Was Connected with Leslie Murder. By Associated Proas. Chicago, Oct. 2C Tho pollco aro following up tho clow to Leonard Lo- opold. who Is wanted ror connection with tho Leslie murder Information received from a town In Nebraak:: says they Intimated tho oxpected cap turo of Leopold before night. No in f'Ttnatlon as to tho supposed hiding plnco of LeooId in Nebraska is glvon out by tho police. Plnesalve cleanses wounds, is high ly antiseptic, unequalled for cracked hands. Good for cuts. Sold by City Drug Store,, UTE iNDIANS TELEGRAM BRINGS INFORMATION OF COWBOYS BEING KILLED. Redskins Camped In Wyoming and Re fuse to Return to the Reservation. Troops are Being Hurried For ward to the Scene. Sioux City, Iowa. Oct. 25. After killing five cowboys and raiding a big herd of beef cattle tho major portion of tho rebellious Indians aro surround eil by troops of the Tenth Cavalry from Hoblnson, Nob.. In Eastern Wjo ming. Unable to turn the Rods back tin their trail to Utah, and fearing to make a too open demonstration of hos Millies against the sullon Hod Men, a courier was dispatched by the com mand for reinforcement, lie arrive this morning at I-'ort .Monde, !' D.. and Immediately six troops ot the Sixth Cavalry wore sent to the relief of tho Fort Hoblnson garrison. Col. Bogors Is in command of tho ro inforcemonts. which went through ero about noon on a spoclnl train. The distance to where the Utes aro being detained is about 135 miles and about forty of It must be covered over1- land. That there will be fighting before the resolute runaways aro forced back to their reservation appears to be the opinion of tho soldiers. Tho present sizo of the gtoup of hos tile Indians was not reported in ail vices Hcnt to l-'oit Meade, but from earlier reports there are a hundred or more of tho pick of the tribe. Clieoniio, Wyo., Oct. 25. The band if 1,'to Indians to he rounded up by the United States cavalry and on- oi led b.ic k to their reservation are now on Little Powder Hiver, about forty miles north of Gillette, Wyo, mil aro temporarily camped there on account of tho storm. Major C. II. Oriscoin, in command of Troop M, Tenth Cavalry, which was sent to escort the Indians hack to tho reservation, decided, after thoy refus od to surrender, to await reinforce ments, and orders have been issued by Major General A. W. Grccly to send two moro troops of the Tenth Cavalry from Fort Robinson, Neb. As soon as those troops arrivo at tho military camp north of Gillette the entire hatalllon will surround tho Indian camp on Little Powdor River and demand tho surrender ot the Utos, who aro now 350 trong. If they still refuse to accompany the troops an attack will bo tho only alter native. Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 25. Gov. Brooks today received a report from Gillette, Wyo., near which Is located the camp of Ute Indians saying that ill tbero Is quiet and tho Indians aro Inoffensive. No crcdonco is glvon to tho report that the Indians liavo en gaged a number of cowboys in battle. A similar roport, It Is said, was cir culated a few days ago. MISSISSIPPI NEGRO LYNCHED. Confessed That He Murdered Eli Whit- aker, a White Farmer. Ily Associated Prcas. New Orleans. La., Oct. 20. Tom Cromptou, a negro, was lynched near Centorvlllo, Miss., today. It is alleged that ho confessed that ho murdered Ell Whltaker, n farmer. Whltaker was murdered yesterday and all last night a posso of men, Auspcctlug foul play, searched for him. With this posso was tho negro Cromit- ton. Today ho begged leavo from the searchers to ro homo, but after ho had gone, tho pobso followed him, finding It Is alleged, that instead of going homo ho hail gone to tho spot when Wbltiikor's body lay and, cutting off tho head, arms and legs, with an nxo had dropped them Into a sinkhole near his cabin, Russian Revolutionist Killed, "v Associated I'ross. Mitnu, Oct. 20. X man named Sprogge, once a prominent revolution ary leader In the Baltic province!, was killed hero yesterday, while on his way to America, because ho betrayed hla party. harriman mm out FORCES FISH OUT OF CONTROL OF NEW YORK CENTRAL. Practically Settles the Prolonged Fight Which Has Existed Fish Is to Receive Ten Million Dollars, tJy Associated Press. Chicago, III., Oct. 26. K. II. Harri- man and Stuyvesant Fish bavo prac tically settled their long fight for con trol of tho Illinois Central railroad. Fish In U, quit the presidency, hut his successor must bo a man accepta ble to him as well as to llarrlman, In loturn lor this concession llar rlman In to pay him $10,0(10,000 one third In cash and two-thirds In stock of the read. The agreement, rests on rumors, it Is true, but rumor from such source that tho fact ot a settlement may be stated virtually as a positive fact. The compact has been put In writ ing but will not bo signed until a mum satisfactory to both Fish and Harri- man accepts the presidency. The placo has been offered to VIes President Georgo .1. Grnmmer, of tho Now York Central lines. Ho ban not yet (signified whether or not ho will take it Mr. Gnunnior is considered one if the ablest traffic men In tho country, and not a tool of Wall street. Th'i makes him acceptable, to Fish. Ho Is so good a rt ilroad vnan that ho suit Mr. llarrlman. Tho salary offered nlm Is said to ho $100,000. Whoever accepts tho posi tion will probably receive this sum. Tho Flhh llarrlman warfaro has boon long drawn out and the periodical en gagements between tho rival forcn have constituted many a sensation In railroad and financial circles. Fisdi hu controlled a majority ot the stock in the Illinois Contral but llarrlman has contiolled tho railway securities company, a holding organ ization or voting trust, which carries with It the balance of tho power til the stocholdora' elections The division of advanUg.M has mi complicated tho situation ma no one not even tho rlvnls Mu-aselvcr has ever known exactly what to ex pect. Ily tho terms of tho agreement Fish not only quits tho presidency, but turns over to llarrlman his interest In the railway scourltlos company, while tho stock Hnrrlman will give to him is In tho Illinois Central railroad company itsolf. As LaSallo has It, llarrlman galna no Immediate ndvantago further than to secure for tho presidency a man moro satisfactory to him than Fish. Ilallrcrad men and financiers tako it for granted, however, that he counts on winning enough stockholders to the voting trust, or In buying enough stock in tho open markot to give him absolute control. BODIES RECOVERED FROM RUINS Total of Known Dead In Kansas Clt Fire is Eight. Py Associated Proas. Kansas City, Oct. 26. Four bodies were recovered mis morning irom the ruins of tho Chamber of Commerce building In Kansas City, Knns., mnk Ing a total of known dead to be eight. The bodies, although badly charred and disfigured, Identified are: Edward Winslow, tiged 12, city solicitor it Nelson-Morris Packing Co.; Mr.. Ud- ward Winslow, his wife; Mabel vVins low ,9, and May Winslow, 5, daugnors of Mr. and Mrs. Kdward Winslow. A the hospital today some of tho injured nro in a serious condition, mi it is believed otHers will recover. Tho body takon from tho ruins yes terday and supposed to bo that of I). H. Young, a driver, was today posltlvo 1 identified ns that of Patrick Mc (Julre. aged 65, letlrod locomotive on Ullieer. National W. C. T. U. Convention, liv Associated Press. Hartford, Conn.. Oct. 20. The' thlr ty iblrd annual convention of the Na tional Women's Christian Temperance Union opened tmla.v. .Mrs. Lillian II. K. Stevens of Pirtland, Mo., Is prcsl dent. Delegates from all parts oi'tho world are In attendance. ' PINES FOR HER FIANCE. Daughter of Millionaire Minus German Who Has Her Heart. New York. Oct. 25. Declaring that until Iter lover Is found allvo or known t-i bo dead she will remain unmarried, the daughter of an American million aire fii directing a world-wide- search for Albreeh Pecker, a former lieuten ant in tho German army, to whom eight years ago she gave her heart In Drohdon. In 1901 Pecker, whoso suit was opposed by the girl's father, dis appeared. Tho young woman's health has been so undermined by grief and she has so porsistontly refused othor suitors that her parents aro now as anxious to find Pecker ns ho is. Unlimited wealth Is at the dlsiiosnl of the search- ors. The name of the girl is kept a se cret. Her father Is a silk manufactur er. The family HpcudB much time abroad but have a residence hero. At present they aro In Paris. Pecker l-i a hi other of tho llaroness von Kus kel of ..limlcli, who Is nlBo trying to find him. A. G. Kaufman ot this city, n friend of tho family, is In chnrgo ot tho search. Tho latest trace ho has found of Pecker Is this: Arthur H. Mooro, a lawyer of Fredonla, N. Y., says Pecker called on him in 1900 and Inter wrote to him. A year later Peck er Informed him that he had a post tlon with the Herbert S. Stono Com pany, Chicago. A short, tlmo after that the letters eeuhod to come, an I Mcore has not heard from his friend since. Detectives are now following clows in Chicago. The records of tho United States army nro also being gc uched. In tho belief that the former lieutenant may have enlisted. ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION W. HOCKER WAS SHOT FROM AMBUSH LAST NIGHT. Was Returning Home From Political Meeting at Byar6 Republican Norn Inee for Constitutional Conven tion Shotgun Was Used. News of the attempted nssasslnatlon of J. W. 1 locker of Pureoll reached here this afternoon. Tho roport states that Mr. Hockor had been to Bynrs last night to make a political spcoch On his return homo In n buggy ho was shot from ambush. Tho weapon used was a shotgun. Mr. Hockor was wounded, but to whnt extent Is not known at this hour. Tho negro driver was also wounded. J. W. Hockor Is among tho loading attorneys in the southern district. He Is tho Republican nominee of his dls trlct for delegate to the constitutional convention. Tho federal authorities hero hav not boon officially notified of tho mat tor and particulars aro unobtainable PULLS FOR HER FATHER. Missouri Six-year-old Makes a Request From "Uncle Sammy." y Associated Proas. Washington, D. C, Oct. 20. CUtll Lee, a six-year-old child of Stoutlau Mo., is using her Inlluenco to hav her father, a fanner, appointed a ru 'i carrier of mall. Sho has written th civil service commission, setting foitl her desires and announcing thi: tho appointment Is made hor fmhor can move hla family Into town, whs sho can attend public school, uno says that In the country sho has walk two miles to tho school no'iao and that frequently stormy wtuthor prevents her attendance. Tito llttlo child nddressed hor letter to "Uncle Sammy" and sho told h'm that sho dearly loved nlm and ' dear old Hag.'' She says she thinks "Uncle Sam" looks awfully nico d-ese eji in tho stars and stripes. The commission has written her letter saying that her father has been Hont an application blank and assurin hor that If ho unsnors eortnln quos lions correctly at an examination th:i he will secure the appointment. Bank Robbery In Mlssour-. Ily Associated Prost. Jefferson City, Oct. 20--T.n bank of Jainestoivn, Moniteau cminly wu. entered last night. Tho robbers blew open the safe, secured $2,700 and es caped. ' "" ft LEGISLATURE WILL CONVENE TO RECEIVE VIS IT FROM SENATE COMMITTEE. ndlans Object to Many Features f Present Law Choctaws Also Pro- pare to Lay Bare Their Griev ances Oppose Road Law, Hon. G W. Young of Berwyn, cattle nan and land holder, and ono of Ura irlnclpal figures In tho Chickasaw son- tit, was u visitor to Ardmoro nnt Ight. Mr. Young came hero to honr toff Davis of Arknnons who mado hU alk at tho Uoyal Ilnllor Rink last veiling. Mr. Young returned to Uls lionio at Berwyn today. Bofoio lcnv- ng, Mr. Young was seen by an Ari- norelto representative In rogard to to committee to bo appointed by the 'hlckasaw legislature to confer with committee from tho United Stnlos ionate, which 1ms been nppoluted to Islt tho territory In reference to coa litions here. It has bpeu the purpose t the Chickasaw legislature to ap point a committee from that body lo confer with tills senatorial committee n regard to schools, and laud condl- tloim in this nation.' A committee from the Choctaw legislature has al ready been appointed by Governor McCurtaln of tho Choctnw nation, al 'o a delegation of prominent men of tho territory liavo been appointed by tho association of commercial chitm to meet with them. Tho Chickasaw eglslnturo has not appointed Its com mittee and it Is tho opinion of Mr. Young, who has been In conference with Governor .lohuston, that no com mittco from Hint leglslnturo will be appointed. Governor Johnston hns de cided that tho Chickasaw peoplo can attain tho best results from the visit of tho senatorial committee by having them visit tho legislature In hcsbIoii, just before tho senatorial committee reaches South McAIcstor. Thoro thoy intend to ontoitnln them and rovlow beforo them tho existing conditions. In this meeting of tho two bodies It s tho intention of tho legislature to allow all inombcrH of tho legislature, both full bloods and others, to lay tho complaints ot their peoplo before tho senate committee. All present will bo glvon an opportunity to ox pi ess their vlows. By tho legislature It has been decided this la tho best method In which to got relief on mat ters which nro dissatisfactory to thorn. Tho Chickasaw peoplo aro not nt all satisfied with numerous of tho provis- ous in the Curtis bill, lately passod by congress. KBpcclally do thoy pro claim against tho provisions mado In that bill In regard to tho schools of tho IndlanB, also thoy object to pay- ng for tho opening of roadB and plac ing samo upon section lines. Tho diango of plans In reference to tho appointment of a committee, It Is said. has arisen from tho fact that a num- 'icr of tho full bloods aro of tho opin ion that should such a commltteo bo tppointcd tho interests of their people would not bo protected, for which "hoy would rccolvo tho blame. Tho 'hlckasaw legislature, whoso power Is Tono, has staked much upon tho visit if tho sonato committee to this coun 'ry, and they feel If they can Induco tho commltteo to visit their leglsla- nro and bo shown tho truo condi tions, Immcdlato and lasting results ran bo attained. Expensive Furnishings. Ily Associated Press. HarrlBburg, Pa., OcL 2C. State Troasuror Borry said ho would rec ommend that criminal proceedings bo Instituted against tho members of the board of public grounda and build ings, who had contracted for tho fur nishings and equipment of tho now state capltol, which would cost thir teen million dollars. 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