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'S'rj THE OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS. VOLUME XIII ARDMORIS, I. T., FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 1(5, 10(. NUMBER 155 DEEW&iATS KEEP WORKING CAMPAIGN WILL BE LINED UP IN THE CONVENTION. Strong Fight will be Made for Good Roads' Provision. The Seat Question Will Arise. Tulsa Has Lobby Now. Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 15. It may bo safely predicted that tlio democratic delegates to the constltulonnl conven tion will so conduct the alTnlrs or the convention us to make for democratic success In the coming campaign. A' number of tho democratic leaders have already expressed tnomsclvcs as opposing any plan for general primary nominations, which would knock out the republican nominations for con gress in the First and Second districts. The reason assigned for this position is that they can carry the First dis trict for congress, and they would rather beat McOuiro themselves than to have him beaten by his own party In case a new nomination was made. A tenrency is also manifested among the democrats to steer clear of any thing that properly belongs to the do main of legislation In the constitution al convention, nlthough a largo num ber of tho democratic delegates were elected on platforms declaring in fav or of provisions of this sort. Tho dem ocratic lenders are In fact beginning to realize the responsibility which will rest upon them fur the conduct of af fairs In the convention, and many of them will really endeavor to stoer a conservative course, nlthough they oro likely to have, dllllculty In keeping some of the more radical delegates In lino. A strong fight will bo mado for some sort of a good roads' provision, Including the creation of n state high way commissioner. It has also been proposed that municipalities should bo allowed to Issue bonds for tho con struction of roads, the samo as for schools. It is going to be practically impossi ble for the convention to dodge tho county seat question, altogether, as a number of Indian Territory towns with county seat aspirations wll: maintain lobbies here, especially to look nfter their Interests In thnt res pect. Tulsa Is tho ffrst ono to make ilcflnltc arrangements in thnt respect. It has secured a suite of rooms and will maintain headquarters all during tho convention to boost for tho town. Knights of Korashan. Spoclnl Conivtpondenco. Joplln, Mo Nov. 1G. Tho fourth grand full ceremonial of tho 151 I'lamo Tomple, Knights of Kornshan will con vene in Knights of Pythlus hall this evening. Knlgnt from Missouri, Knn Bas, Arkansas nnd Indian Territory nro hero to participate In tho con clave. INCREASE IN WEALTH. The United States Worth Nearly Ono Hundred and 'Seven Billions. Washington, Nov. 10. -Tno tottl wealth census bureau today estimated tho total wealth of tho eniintry iu 1901 to bo $100,881, t 15,001). I'll h h nvs an Increase in wealth over tho os'.lnmtes tor 1DU0 of nearly twenty-one per cent nnd of Blxty-four per cent over tno es timate for 1890, when tho total wealth was $05,037,091,197. In 1UU4 thu value of tho real prop erty taxed was 55,CU7,7U,135; real pioporty not taxed $(1,509,527,171; llvo etock ? 1,073,781,730; raliroads nnd tnelr equipments $li,214,752,000; ma terials and prospects ot manufacture 7,H'9,2!iO.OOO; furniture, carriages, etc. ?5,70O,UOO,O0ii; mauutactiirlug machin ery, etc. $3,207,751,180;-gold and sliver coin and bullion $2,002,130,272; cloth ing $2,150,000,000. Converted into ono dollar bills plac ed end to end, tho string wouhi ho long enough to reach from tho earth to the moon and back thirty times. AN' IMMENSE BANQUET. The Largest Ever Given In St. Louis Will Be That Tonight to Delegates. Anlmorolte Special. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 1C Tho largest banquet over given In St. Louis will be tondorod tonight to tho 1,500 dele gates to tho waterways convention, now In session here. The main banquet i"n"- hall of tho JeffcrBon hotel was found to.be too email and tho. lobbllbrarjj. ladles' reception room and Japanese 1 tearoom are being transformed Into a vast llnlng hall for thu use of tho guests. Nau'.an Frank 'will ho tho toastmas ter and responses will bo mado uy "Uncle Joe" Cannon, on "Our Coun try a Waterways;" Governor Planch ard, of Louisiana, Deneen of Illinois, Ilroward of Florida, bavidson of Wis consin, Folk of Mlssour, Dawson ol West Virginia, Davis of Arkansas, and rrnuiz of Oklahoma; Governor-elect Campbell of Toxas and many other prominent men. Tho convention wll concludo Its ses sions at tho Odeon this attcrnoon. Nu merous recommendations to congress looking to tho Improvement of the riv ers ot the ccuntry will be made and tho linal organization of the Deep Wa terways association will he completed beforo tho meeting adjourns. HOG AND POULTRY SHOW. Mllburn Has Three Day Exhibit with Some Fine Stock New Industry. Irdmorclto Special. Mllburn, 1. T., Nov. 15. Mllbum's first hog and poultry show opened to day and will hist three days. Doth de partments nro well represented by ex hibits of thoroughbreds from Mllburn and suroundlng country. C. D. Nesblt, cashier of tho First National Dank, has been having flat tering success with his Poland Chinas at Dallas and San Antonio, .and bus sent them on to Shrevcport, La. Quito a number of tho more pro gressive citizens of this section nro turning their attention to this lino ot industry and In tho futuro mny bo ex pected to carry off more than its sharo of premiums' at state and county fairs. ATTACKED BY MEXICAN WOMAN DEFENDS HERSELF BY SHOOTING HIM TWICE. Investigation Proves That the Mexican Was Insane Broke Down Doors In House to Reach the;. Plucky Woman With the Gun. Snyder, Scurry county, Texas, Nov. 15. Mrs. 3. Wright Mooar, who re sides twelve miles from hero has do- fended herself against tno attack or a Mexican In such a manner that tho man Is now at tho point of death, suf fering from two bullet wounds. While Mrs. Mooar was alono at tho house a strange Mexican went to the place and nfter a few moments ap peared jn tho nouso in n nudo condi tion, lie flrst entered the kitchen and Mrs, Mooar ordered him away from tho placo but 'ho refused to leavo nnd advanced turther Into tho house. Mrs. Mooar then ran Into an adjoin ing room, fastening tho door Just in tlmo to prevent tho Mexican from fol lowing her. She mado a hasty seaven for a pistol and while she was hunting for tho weapon and beforo sho found It, tho Mexican secured an Iron from the kitchen and bogan breaking down tho door which tho had fastened. Mrs. Mooar ran Into tho yard with tho weapon In her hnnd, and tho Mexican having succeeded In breaking tho door down, followed nor. Ho mado an attack on her and Mrs. Mooar made goad ubo of tho pistol, rtrlng two shots, both tnklng effect. Ono bullet passed through tho Mexi can's nock and tho other through his groin. Later developments hnvo prov en that tho Mexican Is Insane. Mrs. Mooar Is n member of ono of tho most prominent famlllos In Scurry county. Slnco tho exciting oxperlenco sho has been suffering from norvous ness but is gradually recovering. Tho only name tho Mexican gives is Julquic. SESSIONS POSTPONED. Appellate Court Postponed Until De cember Sickness the Cause. Tho district term of court at I' pho mlngo which has boon' In sossl in fur tho past threo weeks has ndiourned for a recess until tho 2Cth. Juds-i Townsend,' who has boon Holding .court In that city, ndjournod the court to attend the session of tho court of np peals pet fo cpnvono at south McAIos tcr yesterday. On account of tho ill ness 'of J ml so W. H. H. Clayton's wife tho session of tho court of appeals nas been postponed until j-c-comber.' Therefore, Judge Townsenu arid other onicials arc In tho city, i,--"" ------ .... ... , wher.tftey will rcmainriinti tno 2Gtn, j itfien t"X wll. return to, Tishomingo. IS GREATER KLAHOMA INDIAN TERRITORY POLLMl SIX THOUBAND MORE VOTES. An Accurate Estimate Shows for the First Time .the Voting Strength of the two Territories. Re futes the Census Report. Muskogeo, I. T., Nov. 15. Indian Territory cast 0,310 iuoro ballots iu tho election for delegates to tho con stitutional convention thnn did Okla homa, according to tho latest returns that aro obtainable. Tho canvassing board for Oklahoma announces thnt tho total vote on that side, Including the Osage nation, was 91,060. Tho board for Indian Territory has canvassed returns from flfty-two of tho fifty-live districts In Indian Terri tory and there nro 89,000 votes. In theso flfty-two districts there nro forty-nine precincts missing nnd thu vote not counted. Theso with tho throe districts that nro not yet in, estimat ing on tho averages with preclncta and districts that have been counted, will mako a total of 101,000 votes or C.300 'more than were cast in Oklaho ma. This Is the flrst time any accurato estlmato of the voting strength of tho two territories has over been posslblo and It shows Indian Torrltory well In tno lead. Tho census of 1U00 gave Indian Territory 292,000, and Oklaho ma a population of 390,0000. FARMERS STILL MAROONED. Owing to Great Rush of .Water and Drift Steamer Can Not Reach Them. ly Assoclited Press. Pirtland, Ore., Nov. 1C. Tho report ieceled lat L night that the fanner. wno weie ma.ouiied on nn Island .it the Junc.uie oi (Jjwlii. anil Columbia rivers had been rso.ieu by a Steam er sent lrum i'n'.Uud proves to be u-..true. T. u steamer Dunou was unable to appioaeh the island on account of the poweiinl rush of tho lie vy drift. An olh.'r iieanier was eiailed today lor tlie scene. It. L. Wlllams, a delegate elect from i he Dui.int district, ana a possible candidal-.' fur governor on ihu Deux iia.ic pmlo.iii. u.is iicie last night en route to liuthiij lor tho condi tion. THE ROBT. L. OW EN SENSATION SENATE COMMITTEE LEARNS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS. Owens Said: "I Am a Free Man, I Will Not How My Head to Interior De partment, etc." Then Senator Teller Applauded.' ily Associated Press. Mubkuge.?, I. T., Nov. 10. Tho sen ate Indian hearing today developed a tonsatton when arguments in iavoi of removing restrictions placed on In dian lands were heard. Col. Hobt. L. Owen, Cherokee, prominent attorney and candlato for United States senate, said; "1 am a free man. I will not bow my head to tho Interior Department. I have no personal restrictions. J have never made and win never make application tor removal of my restne Ions." Then Senator Tcllor of Colorado iiipl.iuded, when he declared tho sys turn l.s all wrong. It's Impossible foi the secretary of tho interior to know anything about it. Teller said tue system whereby restrictions uro re moved reeked with red tape. -'re:ad! On ncc mnt of our splendid Short. Order trado wo aro compelled Ut distvuitinuo M'rnhunts' Lunch nftor Sunduy, 18th. Wo will continue the best Short Order Service in the city; Respectfully, Under Bijou Theatre ational ALLEGATIONS FILED WITH CONGRESSIONAL IN VESTIGATORS AT MUSKOGEE. Webster Balllnger Presents Charges Which Are Testified to by Several Attorneys of Ardmore Depart ment Is Criticised. Muskogee, l. T., Nov. 15. Sensation al charges were tiled today beforo tho congressional committee of senators by Webster Dalllnger, an attorney ct Washington, and at tho night session hu presented his charges against tho Commission to tho Five Civilized Tribes, charging among other things that It wrongly construed tho law of 1S98 covering citizenship in tho Choc taw and Chickasaw Nations, and In wl Ich it enrolled ns freedmon tho de scendants of Intermarried Indians and negroes. In making up thu rolls under this Congressional act the commission, It Is charged, arbitrarily eliminated the children of Indian aud negro par ents from tho citizenship rolls, thus securing to them only forty acres ol land, wheraB, their allotments should have been 320 acres. When It came to examining cases In tho Held theso peo ple were only questioned as to their Indian blood, and the commission has since refused to consider a transfer of theso names from the frcodmeii to the proper classification of allot- buent. A test casu was mado by Joe and Dlllard Perry f Choctaw blood, and they were denied citizenship, as one parent was of negro blood, but placed on the freedmen roll. It was appealed aud the commission's ruling alllnued as under tho law It woh nec essary to show that an assertion ot their rights had been mado prior to December, 1902. Poforo tho issue lind been fully determined, Dalllnger al leges that Commissioner Illxby secur ed legislation providing that to trans fer from ono roll to another it must be shown that the party had previous ly mado application ,is a citizen, thus cutting olf n groat many of thoso en titled to citizenship. There was not u single transfur according to Mr. Dallln ger, but every petition had bet-n do nlcd. Senator Clnrk Inquired If tho fnlluro to get on tho rolls was largely duo lo the gross negligence of tho com mission or cortalu utllcers which had been mentioned In thu chat gee, r.nd admonished Mr. Dalllnger that It was a serious matter to so charge an olll cer of tho government. ,Mr. Dalllnger accepted tho enormity of tho matter and nsked tho privilege to Introduce testimony. Wirt Franklin, nn attornoy of Ard moro, testified that ho had boon em 1 . t i'd by tho Commissioner In various capacities from stenographer to . law clerk In tho enrollment division of tho Choctaw nnd Chlcknbaw under tho direct supervision of .William O. Deall, secretary to tho commission, and In tho absence of Tains Dlxby, Acting Commissioner. He received tho Mose- ley Dutler caso In tho bummer of 1894, which denied his application to tho cit izenship rolls on tho grounds mention ed, and iu handing It to him says Mr. Deall Instructed him to deny all cases where negroes were concerned. Ho had noticed where tho Secrutary of the Interior had held that tho presence ot Indian blood established citizenship, refusing to follow tho decisions of tho Citizens' Court, from which tho Duller case came. Tho commission has dls criminated against him, ns well ns oth er attorneys, In gaining accoss to the olllclnl records iu casus where ho ap peared as attorney. Ho loft tho com mltteo In October, 1903. The cross-examination was conduct ed by Goorgo 1). Hudgors, chief law clerk of tho commission, nnd wont over tho samo ground, but not us fully. He denied that the acting commission er told him specifically to deny any one caso, but to deny all. Charlos von Welso, anothor Ard- READ! BIJOU CAFE iSES mure attorney Introduced, had also formerly worked for the commission as law clerk In thu preparation of decisions affecting tho Mississippi Choctnws. Ho was also under Duall nnd related how, when ho returned as nttomoy in cortalu caBos, he found tho records Incomplete. Ho related a conversation with a then employe ot thu commission tending to establish certain Irregularities In the handling of thu commission's records. Ho also told of tho alleged suppression of rec ord In other ensus from thu two na tions. In this testimony arose tho question of ihe jurisdiction of the commission lllidur tho nets of 1890, 1S98 nnd 1902, covering the imroliment ot Chickasaw nnd Choctnws and which Melville Cor nish, ono of tho attorneys of tho two nations, made an (ixplnnntlon of till commissioners' positions. Tho wltnei continued wltn the chnrgo thnt a mn stntement of thu record had been mndj to tho Interior Department in other cases. In the cross examination ho ad mitted ho was Interested In tho trnns for of about 100 people from tho freed men to the citizenship rolls. Albert J. Lee, nlso nn attorney of nlmoro. complained Hint Commission er Dlxby refused to nllow Mm to sco certain records as attornoy nnd that hu telegraphed Washington for a por mil. which was granted. Tho papers submitted In' this Instance show that tho department asked thu Commission er for an explanation. Ho represents about 900 people who wlshccd to bo transferred. Deforo tho session closed Mr. Dal llnger stnteil thnt hu would nsk Con gressional legislature showing the In justice which had boon dono tho peo ple and giving authority to bo enroll ed ns citizens. PISTOL DUEL IN SALOON SAN FRANCISCO ROBBERS GET IN TO WRONG PLACE. One an Escaped Convict lb Shot and Killed and His Companion Cap tured Three Cltlzenc Are Se riously Wounded. Uy Associated Proas. San Frnnclsco, Nov. 1C Inmates ol a saloon on Dranna street last nlgnt fought a pistol duel with two masked .obbcra, who ordered thorn to hoiu their hands. Ono of the robbers, Frank Durko, an escaped convict, wns killed. Steph en Lynch nnd Louis Delatour, labor ers, aro fatally wounded. Qeorgo O'Connell.a retired pollco olllcer, who refused to throw up his hnnds, was shot twlco and Is seriously wounded. Tho second robber wns captured. MARIETTA CALABOOSE BURNED. Prisoner on Inside of Bastlle Escapes Amid Excitement. Vrdmorelto Spoclnl. Marietta, I. T., Nov. 10. John Drooks was arrested last night for lrunkenness and disorderly conduct and plnccd in tho city bastllo. Early this morning tho calabooso was discov ered on flro nnd Drooks was rescued nfter being seriously burned. Amid tho excitement which followed Drooks es caped from tho olllcor who had him In charge nnd has not been apprehend ed. Tho calabooso was burned to tho ground. OKLAHOMA BANK ROBBED. Robbers Get $2700 From Bank of La- homa and Make Escape. Dy Associated Pie. Guthrie, Okli., Nor. 10. Uohners aily today dmamlled tho safo of the hank at J annua nnd escaped with $2,700 in cash. Tho bank had Just iccelved Jto.oon 'o my fn.meis fn,- cotton, but the rubbers overlooked this. Deputy itnvoas was called to Dor wyn today on what was reported to ho i Herlousi cutting nffrny but which de veloped to bo only a boys' scrap. It seems that this morning, whllo n boy of Doctor Whitfield's wns on his way to school ho mot a nogro boy. The negro had a stick In his hand and tho whlto boy told him to drop It. After tho negro hoy refused to do this t'o whlto boy rnn up nnd stuck a knlfo In tho negro's arm. Na arrests wero mado. Woodmen Circle, Tho regular mostlng of tho "Wood men Clrclo will bo held tonight. Evory member Is urged to bo out. w Mrs. W, G. Meadows, supremo dep uty, will bo-hore. WASmOTON mu &WFPT ml H LIVES LOST, HUNDREDS HOME LESS, RAILROADS RUINED. Destruction Is Tremendous Half a Dozen Valley Towns Under Water. Raging Torrents Rush Through Streets Enormous Loss. 3y Associated Press. Seattle, Nov. 10. Homeless and suf fering from hunger nnd exposure, and Iu hourly dread that the rising waters will overwhelm them, a thousand resi dents of tho valleys lying between Se attle and Tucoma are camping today In tho foothills, with what few provi sions nnd effects they could carry in their hurried (light. Six deaths uro thus far chronicled. All valley towns aro under wntor nt a depth ranging from eight to twenty feet and tho residents aro forccrt to Portland, Ore., Nov. 15. Communl intlou with Seattle which was lost ear ly today has been resumed. A tcrrlllc itorm and flood Is prevailing In Wash igton. Tho last dispatch rcco.ved guvo the flrst Intimation of thu real extent of the flood. it Bays: "Floods In White. Stuck a 1 1 aud Green rlvurs hnvo swept away miles ot railroad nnd Inundated nil aley towns, rendered hundreds of far mers homeless and has cost three lived today. Auburn, Kent, Obrlon. Denton. Oril- lla and half a dozen Iowhb In tho val ley are under water, .the residents ot Obrlon wero compelled to abandon their homes and fleo to tho high lands. At Kent raging torrents nro run ning through tho town. Many wero rescued by boats. Scores of fnrmor.1 wero snvod by a narrow margin but there may ho soino loss of llfu In oi't lying districts, that cannot now bo reached. The Hood Is tho most serious known In the history of Washington. Tho Great Northern and Northern Pacific rnllroads' loss will ho vorv heavy. Drldgea and tracks nro washed out, the Northern Pacific suffered most nnd their loss is enormous. Portland, Ore., Nov. 15. Information wns recoived hero this aiternoon thnt forty peoplo nro marooned on an Island situated at tho Junction of tho Cowlitz and Columbia rivers nnd thnt tho flood waters nro sweeping up aro-nd them nnd that tnoy uro In danger '. drown- lug. Acting on this Information tho owners of tho steamer Durton hnvo Just sent that vessel to tho scono with tho hope that sho will bo nhlo to res cuo tho marooned peoplo, who nro farmers of the vicinity forced from their homes to higher land. KNOCK-OUT BLOW. Pugilist Mike Ward Dies From Effect of Blow In Fight With Lewis, tty associated 'ress. Grand Uaplds, Mich., Nov. 1C Mll.o Ward, pugilist, of Snmla, Ont died today as tho result of a knock-out In tho fight last night with Harry Lewis of Philadelphia. MATURED STEERS SCARCE. Good Prices Expected. Territory Will be Farming Country. "In nbout two yoars tho cattle in dustry of tho territory will ho played out and but few cattlo wll' bo raised In this section of tho country," bo mid Georgo M. Stownrt of Foster, an Influential cowman yesterday nftor noon. "Steers nro beginning to get senrco, nnd but few matured beef cattlo aro In tho country. What fow iro hero are In good shapo to go through tho winter, nnd cnttlomen are holding thorn for a good prlco. Other cattlo aro plontlful nnd n big supply of stock cattle aro on hnnd for which there Is no demand." When asked If many cattlo nro bo Ing put on food, Mr. Stownrt remark ed, "a fow wero being fed, but to no sreat extent, only to bo carried through tho winter. Wo aro expect ing a good prlco for what cattlo we nro feeding and from prospects good fnt cattlo will soli well. "I am feeding very fow cattlo nnd at present hnvo on feed ono car of bulls nnd a car of hogs. y "If tho restrictions nro removed on tho lands In this soctlon you wlll seo a -world of peoplo movo Into tho now stato."