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III AUDMORK, I. f ., WKDNKSOAY EVENING, NOVEMBER I I, 11)0(5. " NIT1W13ER Vtf VOLUME SENATORS TAKING NOTES HEARING AT VINITA AS TO IN AN MATTERS IN PROOR SC. Will Devote Entire Time to Business In Hearing Addrettses and Griev ances at Various Points for Fu ture Ute Indian Delegates Present. Vlnlta. I. T., Nov. 13. The congres sional commltteo to tuvostlgnto, main ly tho removal ot restrictions from Indians), the advisability of proposed disposition of surface segregated coal and iisphult land and modification of oil land leases In Indian Territory, arrlver nt noon from Kansas City. Of tho commlttoo there nri Senators Clark of Wyoming. Long of Kansas, Urnndcgeo cf Connecticut nnd Tcllor of Colorado. Scnntor Clark 01 Mon tana will Join tho others In Muskogee Thursday. The committee is accepting no spec ial attention, as their entlro tlmo In tho territory Is 10 hearing addretsaeB at the various points to ho visited and cthurwlso ac quiring complete Information on tho subjects mentioned. Sessions were held this afternoon and tonight In the commercial club rooms. A large number of represen tatives from other towns, mainly o' commercial organizations, nro here to present eacli question in its division. This was arranged at a general meeting somo weeks ago. Othor and a greater number of roprosentntlvoB will meet the committee In Musko gee. There were nlso prcsont quito a number of full blood Indians from tho Cherokee, Creek nud Choctaw nations, fomo of whom traveled 100 miles to attond the hearing.. TUcso ara unalter ably opposed to tho land allotment, wivo one, Joseph Fox, a Cherokee full blood, living near Vluita, who express ed himself as favoring what had al ready been accomplished. Tho committee was treated to a nov el experience In bolng addressed by these Indiana through an interpreter. Tho full bloods here reprehent 2i,O0u of their class, somo of whom belong to tho bands of Crazy Snake and Kcc toowah, recently made famous in the Creek and Chejokeo nations through their dimcultics with tho government. All of thorn insist they have accepted no allotment. Wbilo tho Bchedulo of tho commit tee's work only contomplatcs certain phases of tho Indian question, many othors, Including what Is believed to he needed legislation, navo been heard and accepted today. A large delegation arrived today from tho Quapaw ugency, loeuted in tho extremo northeastern portion of tho territory, and in which thcro nro tho romnants of eleven Indian tribes. The Curtis IHH'b provisions do not nf fect tribes living within tho ngoncy. Removal of restrictions was urged be foro tho committee by Judgo J. W. Harly, nn Ottnwa Indian; M. D. Poor er, chief of tho Ottawas, nnd Oeorgo W. Finley, a Peoria Indian. They wero nccepted as gcnoral representa tives of all tho tribes In tho Quapaw agency. S .C. Fullorton of Miami pre sented tho mnttor of all sales of Ind ian lands In tho Quapaw agency here tofore made, bolng ratified by congres sional enactmont. W. H. Kornegay of Vlnlta, member of tho constitutional convention from this district, asked that there bo Mmo law passed determining wha. congress Intended through tho law af fecting Kansas Indian tribes, valid ating all marriages prior to the period of leaving that state, ns tho property in probato for somo of theso tribes Is in a clouded condition. Tho tribes affected rcsldo In Quapaw agency. M. M. lidmlston of Miami urge'' porno definite stipulation in tho term of mineral land leases in that agency, whoro thoro nro valuablo lead and zinc deposits. At present leases may bo perpet uated Indefinitely. This matter brought forth tho first Inquiry on tho part of tho committee as to the Indi ans' capability in handling thlr per sonal affairs, Joqkins, jo ,th" removal of restrictions, 'othing wns asked Jooklng' to a chango in the law affect ing tho mineral daposlts or furthor restricting tho sole thereof. Chester Howe of Washington, attorney for th Hunec.is. declared them competent u i tho nvcragp white farmer, and nskeil relief from restrictions Tho full bloods, who took up a greater portion cf tho' afternoon, protested vigorous! against the allotment of lnnds and In voIohI the provisions of the treaty ot 183G In establishing their claim to the Indian Territory in fee before the coin mlttee. It developed that tho full bloods nro banded togother to resist tho gov ernment's latest move. The provisions of their understanding they refuse to violate, oven upon tho suggestion of tho committee that they accept their quotas of ground. Willis F. Tobyn. a full blood Choctaw of Coulgnto, I. T represented his tribe lu making the protest. Tho congressional committee nt the evening session listened to more ora tory from tho full-bloods, delivered through Interpreters. Rod lllrd Smith, Cherokee, of Campbell, I. T., further prosecuted tho claims of that tribe, at the completion of which ho presented tho commltteo with a largo englo fea ther, emblematic of the trlbo's dcslr- for pcaco and friendship. Achwnl l'ortor, a full blood Chlckn Baw from Conway, . T., appeared as a, delegate from his trlbo and in quite ' a speech characterized tho allotment as nn unwarranted procedure. Jo!.!' Conitassel and Richard Glory, Chero kee full bloods, tho first and only two who could, speak English, arguod for the removal of restrictions from the Indian surplus lands. This Inn. I I i;ow Idle and will remain so under the present system. Tho public school, as it relates to tho five civilized tribes, was offer ed by Rev. A. Orant Kdwards of Henry Kendall collcgo nt Muskogee. He spoke on tho present emergency and the dlfllculty in making proper provis ion for education In the rural districts and the transfer of Indian chlldiuu from tho support of tho government in behalf of tho tribes to that of the new state on the question of education un der statehood, in view of tho peculiar condition which must prevail in Indian Territory. Ho estimated tho scholastic lopiilatlon of Indian Territory towns to bo 150,000, and lu tho entlro terri tory the illiterates to be 26 per cent ns ngalnBt .1 per cent lu Oklahoma. lit) pointed out tho necessity, of a quar ter of a mllllou dollar consresslonnl appropriation to meet tho situation until the new government could take cburg". Ho proposel tho use ot tho of'O 000 Intended by ;ho government to ward the Indlun Territory evhw l fund in the purchase of tho coal mines iti the southern part of tho territory nnd their future operation by tho new state lu the intorost of the public free schools. Tomorrow the commltteo hopes to confine tho arguments to tho removal of restrictions nud on tho rules nnd regulations as prescribed by tho inter ior department for tho leasing of the land for oil nnd gas mining purines. There nro quito a number to pre sent the former question, while Soy mour Riddle, president of the Vlnl i Commercial club, will present the Intter. KENTUCKY BISHOP ILL. Bishop Key of Sherman, Tex., Takes His Place at Tulsa. Tulsa, I. T., Nov. 13. Bishop J. J. Tlgert of Ixiulsvlllo, Ky., who w.ib to preside over tho'nnnual conference of the Indian Mission of tho M. E. church, South, In session hero this week, bus been ill at Atoka, I. T. for several days, and Bishop J. S. Key of Sherman, I. T., will officiate until tho recovery of of tho regular presiding officer. Ono feature of tho conference will be tho changing of tho name to that of tho Oklahoma conference. Owing to tho size of this mission, which comprises both terri tories, there is talk of division into two or three equal Jurisdictions. Wants Marriage Annulled. 15y Assoclatod Press. Paris, Nov. 14. Priuco Amedc do llrogllc, father of Prince Robert de Ilroglie hns filed a demand for tho annulment of hlB (ton's marrlago with Miss Estollo Alexander of California. Ily Associated Press. Now York, Nov. 14. Prince Dobrog II eand, w.lfoare now touring In vaudu vtUu In this counto'i during the' prin cess' singing act, her husband' 'ton ducta tho orchestra. WATCHING FOR BLUNDERS REPUBLICANS HOPE FOR A CON STITUTIONAL I8SUC. Errors Doubtless Will Be Made, and This ic All the Consolation the Defeated Ones Can Find In the Election Returns. Guthrie, Oklu., Nov. 13. The only coubolatlou Republican party manag ers are finding in tno result of the election of delegates to tho consti tutional convention Is the fact tlint tho Democratic party will bo respon sible In eiery way for making the constitution. No poll t ten 1 party lh Infal lible) and tho Democrats will make blunders. bliuidorn that may be of ns sihtante to the Republicans in future campaigns. Unlike what a legislative assembly may do, tho work of tho constitution al convention will bo permanent, and cannot be changed without amend ment by tho people, thus maintaining from campaign to campaign tho de fects upon which the RepubllcaiiH hope to muko capital. Prohibition, control of railroads nnd trusts, tho race ipiestlonll n system of taxation, tho initiative and referendum, elec tion methods, otc, will be somo cf tho things -for which tho Democrats will bo responsible. "This is a narrow view to take in a mutter of such vast importance to the people," said n republican politi cian, "but It nolougs to tho fortunes of politics and would bo seized Just ns quickly by tho DemccralH if the Republicans wero making the consti tution." As the constitution will be based on fundamental law, It Is prclictc that ono of the early features of tho convention will bo the opposition ot northern nnd southern Democrats to eucli other. In pa'it campaigns It hun been found that tho difference be tween these two Classen of Democdati tiro almost as radical as tho differen ces between northen Democrats and Republicans. Tho difference Is ono ot temperament nugmented by social and commercial peculiarities. Tho fear of both liberal southern nnd northern Democrats in tho siato Ih that n division may nriso between these two wlqgs of tho party that will cause constant trouble In future cam paigns. The slogan of Democracy, the nom ination of candidates by tho prima ry system, will provoke strife if of fered for Insertion -tii CTio constitution and undoubtedly It will bo presented. In past campaigns the Oklahoma dem ocratic county organizations have ex perimented with the primary system of nomination, only to abandon it af ter finding that It tended to array tho rural against tho town voters. This wns tho experiencu of Kay county Democrats. If tho weather on election day Is bnd, the town voter finds no great Inconvenience in walking a block or two to the polls, but tho country voter stays at homo rather than ride iflhllo or tnoro in tho cold and rain. Tho result is' that tho town candidates are nominated and the ru ral candidates defeated. In a short time tho town it ml eouutry voters nro fighting each other. In tho last election whore tho lr; mary system of nomination was em ployed, especially In towns thtf. lay In more than one district, voters tnu'i part In Democratic primaries and then participated In Republican con ventions, their conduct being govern ed by local Issues. Democratic dclu gates who will bo factors lu the con vention say that under a prlmarv nominating system thcro would bo tto check to this kind of political manip ulation, that It would bo dangerous to successful campaign management. Under tho convention system, no vo jter would daro sa in both a Demo cratic and Republican convention. Family Burned to Death. Dy Associated Press. Coldwater, Mich, Nov. II. Mrs.Chas Mowry and three children, tho oldest six years of nge, wero burned to death oarly today at their homo on tho farm near Ilatavla station. Call for Bank Statements. Dy Associated Press. Washington, Nov, l'j, The comptro! lor has Issued a call for a statement of the condition of national 'batiks nt the close of business NoTOtnber. 12. NEGROES ARE COUNTED OUT THREE COMPANIES OF lrNTY SIXTH INFANTRY ARE OUT. The Negroes Gave No Trouole and Everything is Quiet it Fort Re no Tears 3!td By Many Vet eransLone Service. Kl Reno, Okln., Nov. II. Tho three negro coirmnnlott of .h,i Socoial bat talion of the Twenty K lulniitry, were discharged at Fot : no last night by tho or.ier of President Roosevelt. They wen' imbued tr.uii the service becnuse it una nlloged they refused to ruvonl tilt) identity ot the men who "allot up' Brownsville, TiAUh. last summer Tin- nes;roon gn-. .. n.i irjubio. Many of them were voteraim In the service. Charles Dane. or Omp.ii.v D. has been a soldier for 22 years. Another veteran of Company I) ams first Hergonnt, Urael Harris. Ho was In his full dress uniform and the ci vice Klrfpes on his sleeve nearly lin ed tno space from elbow to wrist. .Many of tho soldiers shed loats n they watched their arms being pack ed In tho gun cases and Fealed. Thoy talked ot nothing but their discharge. Most of thorn nro completely disheart ened nnd have no plans for tho fu ture. Tho twelve men of tho throo cut panics who hnvo been held undor nt rest at San Antonio slnco the rl f . weru'iiot brought, to Fort Reno. Tin:1 will be discharged from there. Sxn Antonio. Texas. Nov. 13. Fort Sam Houston received orders from Washington today to dlschargo with out honor from tho army tho twelve negro soldier members, ot Companies II, C and D, 2Cth infantry, who nro now in prison at tno fort charted with rioting and murder at Ilrowus villo, Texas. The discharge will be mad at once. BENEFIT A SUCCESS. Several Dollars Added to the Fire men's Fund by Show Last Night. Tho Ardmoro flrn department was In charge or tho IJIJott theater last evening. Tho management of that theater put on a benollt for tho fire department and as tho result the house was crowded. AtJ tho first show thcro was tho largest attendance the HIJou hns over had. while at the second performance tho uoitfio was again full. Tho department received twenty-llvo percent of nil receipts and got 25.I0 from Mio entertainment. A handsome prizo hail been offered to the lady selling tin: greatest num ber of tickets. Mrs. Ruck Garrett was the winner of this prize, she having sold 219 tickets. There were four articles from which sbo had to choose her prize and Mrs. Garrett chose n bandhome gold handled umbrella. HORSE THIEVES GIVE TRUUolE. Exchange Shots With Negro Farmer While Endeavoring to Steal. Information has been received that Al Davis, n negro farmer living nine miles east of Ardmoro, exchanged about twenty shots Monday morning with a party of horso thlovos ho dls covered in his horse lot. Davis was awakened by tho neigh taglng of his horses nnd going to tho lot found several men preparing to make away with his stock. Ho tired several shots as they were running off. CoiisMcrnblo trouble has been ex perienced by tho residents of the Nlcklo Hill Hettlemont of late by horse thieves, Ono man living near Davis lost two horses only a nlgh, ex- two ago. From what Davis stated there were soveral men In tho party all mounted. Ins timely arrival pre vented his losing his stock as others hnvo dono. Tho bund of thieves la thought to bo tho same tho deputy marshals have been trailing for tho past two weeks. Had a Closi Call. "A dangerous surgical oporatlon, In volving tho removal of n malignant ilcer. ns largo as my hand, from my laughters' hip wns prevented by tho application of Bucklon'n Arnica Salve," says A. C. Stlckel of Miletus, W. Va. "Persistent use of. tho Salvo completely c'ured It." Cures Cuts, rturns nnd Injuries. '2&C at. City Drug Store, W. D Frami pruKBlst, THAW A NERVOUS WRECK. Prominent Lawyers Refuse to Take Millionaire Murderer's Case. New Tork, Nov. 13. D. M. Dclmns. the California lawyer, ongagol as chief councel for Harry K Thaw, wild today that he had visited Thaw In his cell lu the Tombs prison nnd found hi m a nervoim wreck. Mr.Del inns snld: "Judging from my single interview with him which took place yesterday nftcrnoou, tho young man Is laboring tinder great excitement nnd Is evi dently of n high nervous tcmpern itient. "It is true," said Mr. Dclmns, "that some tlmo ago Joseph II. Choato was approached in behalf of Mr. Thaw by his Pittsburg attorney, David II. Wat son. Mr. Choato declined a retainer's fee. ".lohu I-:. Parson nlso was approach ed but lie declined to take tho enco on the ground that ho wnti too old for such tervlco. Now, so far as I know, therel lwlncboMii . .wuyou.taolitaol'i there will be no other New York law yer concerned.'' Mr. Dolmns said that ho had not been Informed when tho enso would ho called but helloved that It would come up sonio tlmo In December. VICTORY FOR COUNTESS SUDDEN ENDING OF CELEBRAT ED CASTELLANE CASE. Countess Is Granted Divorce and Cus tody of Her Children Count's Demand for Annual Allowance of $50,000 Is Denied. Uy Associated Pro?. Paris, Nov. I. Countess do Castel lano was today granted n divorce and tho custody of her children, who, however, mny not bo ullowed to be taken from France without tho con sent of their father. Tho end of the famous case enmo suddenly. The, court brushed aside n demand of tho count'H lawyers fdr examination of wlthosnoH, and tho public prosecutor did not oven ask to be heard. The count Is given tho right to hoo his children at stated periods nnd may keep them a month annually during tho holidays. Tho count's demand for an allow ance of $50,1100 annually was re jected. Judgment wns g. - with costs against the count. PORSE AFTER BAD NEGRO. Shot and Killed Two Policemen, Wounds Police Captain and Negro. Ily Assoclatod PrCBs. Ahlivllle, N. C Nov. II. A posse Is today scouring tho country for a negro believed to bo Will Hnrris, who last night shot and killed Policeman Illntkstock nnd Halley and wounded Police Captain Pago and a negro. fBrillnrNfi. I inn IK) friend to tho people who re celvo the homilies of Provldcnco with out visible gratitude. When tho sis pence rails Into your hat you mnj lautili. When the messenger of nn un expected li!eslng takes you by tli IiiiiiiI and lifts you up nml bids you wn: you may leap and run and sing fo p.v, even ns the lame man whom Si I'ejor healed skipped piously and ic jolccd ulmiil us he passed throng)) tli beautiful gate of the temple. There i no virtue lu solemn indifference. Jo: In in miieli n duty as bpnellceuce If VhankriiliiesH Is iho other side of mer ey. Henry Vnii Dyke. I'nrl.-il lliirllriiltiirr. "A new nillkninn left our milk to Jay," (iimouuccd Dorothy. . "Did be have whiskers';" asked hri mother, thinking perhaps It wns tin proprietor. "No." said the four-year-old; "he didn't have v.-hlsUern. but he had t lie rontH."-Harpor's Weekly. Why Hlie Touliln'l. "No, I didn't havo u very good time," she said. "I wanted to talk, and there wasn't a man there." "Hut there wero plenty of other girls." "Oh. of eourhe, but that wns no sat icfnetlon, for they nil wanted to talk too." Castro Reported Dead, Ily Assoclatod Press. Foit do Franco, Island of Mai Unique Nov. U.-TjPirsldcnt. Castro of Venczu els (sitroporjcd dead. " i . TASK AHEAD OF GREELEY INTERIOR DEPARTMENT BU REAU8 NEED OVERHAULING. ihould the Present Commissioner of Corporations Succeed Secretary Hitchcock General Office Is In for a Good Shaking Up. Washington, Nov. II. It la tao opinion hero should Jntnort R. OarfleU iieeoino secretary ot the Interior to succeed Secretary Illtcncock, nu luw been Intimated, thcro wnl bo a thor ougli overiiaullng ot tho buslnoss metnoils and the poraonnol lu tho n ilotis burcatifi of that department. Secretary Hitchcock Hindu uo hlx ...in in ivii.e iioiii tno eauuiet somo tlmo ago. Having got a good start in his tireless work pursuing nnd prose outing land gr.iftora, ho had dotonu Ined upon n ro-organlzntlon ot his department about tho tlmo tho Keop commission undertook Ita Investiga tion there by direction or tho prtul dent. Tho Keep commission, in ita report bearing upou tho Interior de partment, Informed the president among otuer things that tho general land office is, and Iuib boon for yoani, the worst managed bureau in tno gov ernment service, that lu system ot transacting business, was ninny years behind tho times nnd that It should bo rc-orgonlzcd from top to bottom, both lu tho offlco lu Washington nnd In the field. While tho commltteo did not charge that Commissioner W. A. Richards was directly responsible Tor tho, con ditions of affairs In his bureau, which represented nn nccumulutcd growth Incident to bnd ndmlalstrntlon tor years, It Is understood thnt It Intimat ed that Commissioner Richards bail been derelect In that ho had mado no effort to correct tno mlsmnnngomont ot affnlrs apparent to any ono who bad a. knowledge ot tho affnlrs of tho bureau. MYSTERY AT CLAREMORE. Farmer Went to Chicken House and Completely Disappears A blngulnr story cornea from Clue mere, I. T. Baturtlny night a far mer named Ulrdson loft bin house la his shirt sleeves with n lighted lan tern to Invotjtlgato a nolao ho hooril In tho chicken house. That wna tho lost thnt hna boen seen df him. Th Inntern was found llghton near tho henhouso Thcro was no ovldonoo of a struggle. What has bocomB of Bird bon Is a comploto mystery. SENSATIONAL STATEMENT VAST 8UMS FOR FRI8CO RELIEF HAVE BEEN STOLEN. President Has One Hundred Govern ment Agents Making Investiga tions and Declares No Guilty Man Shall Escape. By AsEOclntod Proas. Sau Frnncloco, Nov. 11 Thu Chronlclo snys: "It appoarB that many sums of money sont from dif ferent stntes for tho rellof of suf ferers In tho recent calamity nover reached tho relief commlttoo. One hundred government agents aro now making an Investigation." Roosevelt la tho moving spirit bo hind tho inquiry nnd ho doc I area toot not n guilty man shall escapo Justlco. It is said tho aggregato of tho steal ings will amount to a million dollars. Standard Tendered Bribe. By Associated Press. Cleveland, O., Nov. 14. A special to tho News from Flndlay, Ohio, today says - "According to C. C. Myortt, n member of tho Jury that convicted tho Standard Oil company, of violating tli nntltrust law, a brlbo of 500 was twlco offered him during tho trial on condition thnt he hnng tho Jury and cause disagreement. Hear Inter-marrled Whites, ily Associated Prosa. Vlnlta, 1. T. Nov. 14. Tho senate Indian commltteo today hoard the in-tor-married whites of tho Cherokee nation who naked tor certnln rights regnrdlwf Chorokoe lands.