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AKDMORK, I. T., FRIDAY KVKNIMJ, OCTOBER 2i, UXHi.
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
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
! COOKE COUNTY 1
f OPENS AT
I THE FAIR GROUNDS
OCT. 30 AND
CLOSES NOV. 3
In Purses iv d Prem
innis. Indian Terri
tory neieltbors cordi
ally invited. Reduced
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
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.
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
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,
Compensation ot clerks, first and
second-class postofflccs, $3,000,000.
Clerk hire, third class, postoflict-ti
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:?
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.
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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
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-
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
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
FORCES FISH OUT OF CONTROL
OF NEW YORK CENTRAL.
Practically Settles the Prolonged
Fight Which Has Existed Fish Is
to Receive Ten Million
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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. ' ""
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
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.
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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