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l. 'ft '"0, vowcn VOLUME XIII AKDMOUIi, 1. T., SUNDAY MORNING, DI-CKM HICK l, liMUJ. NlTMni2R 174 L rrfTr stops fraud . i . 1ULING MAKES PAPER OF FIVE TRIDE3 NON-NEGOTIABLE. ri All Warrants Issued Will De Paid Direct by the Indian Agent The I New Order Will Prevent Scan 1 dais from Arising. Muskogee, I. T., Dec. 8. Indian In jector J. George Wright has recolveil rom.the secretary of tho Interior tho j?w rules governing tho payment of 11 warrnnts Issued by tho flvo clvl iv tribes, lloglnnlug with tho first I the your all warrnnts Issued will non-negotiable, and will bo puld ' reel by the Indian audit. All such warrants must bo sub tted to some officer designated by . department of tho Interior, nnd I I warrant will Io good unless It has ipprnval. This order will have tho effect of ' nplng Jobbing In Indian warrants tv It will also put an end to fraud t wnrrnnls, which have been bob . , up now and then In tho various .bcs. The new rule applies to all ' nations. ,n tho past fortunes have been i e hi Jobbing In Indlnn warrants I'lu re was a time In somo of the latlons when warrnnts would not be h more than HO centg on the del ,j and a greai Many could be pur i"' 'd at C5 cents on tho dollar If I hovers were sharp and watched Ir chance. Th" warrants were nogotlublo nnd il' a bank had to do was to lot per ,onB know that they would nccept lr warrants at a discount, nnd they nlly fixed the price, though gen My tho warrants would bo bought I i by speculators and not by the "il.s. They would buy theso and There Are Six Pianos Left! We must dispose of every one by Monday night. Here is what we have: I Smith . Barnes Mahogany case, a beauty, at $235.00 1 Hamilton oak case, largest size, an elegant piano, at.. $263.00 I "Walworth" mahogany case, used some but almost the same new. at 215.00 1 Smith and Barnes oak case, beautiful tone and a very fine piano $235.00 1 Hamilton Mahogany case, new, $260.00 1 Schiller Walnut case, new $240.00 TI10 alinvn Pianos llio anovc uanos years and you can never jtluij j ns you can now. Easy J all cash. Established 1895 4.4..H.."!4y - 25vl - Hotel Employe Shot. Kiln I 1". Dec S. Tim Uorr, ai. oiuployo of the Oklahoma hotel, v.a slbt and doubtless fatally wounde.' Tho shooting occurred nt nn early hfnr The ball took etfect In ll.o loft abdomen. frho shooting, which oceurrod In die hptel office, caused considerable ox cltemcnt among the guests. jjlGorr enme from Ann Arbor. Mlrt.. h'ero his parents reside. George I'd iWyj proprietor of the hotel, luis .ieeu arrpstcd and placed under bond. fjladden sells Toys for less. '.IX'. Casrpet Sweepers Free hold I hum until the nation which , tsBiied them got tho monoy to pay for them. ' The warrants that wore Issued horr Interest, If there wan no cash on hand to pay them at the time. Thin d. count of warrant practically ruined the hchools of tho Chickasaw nation bofaru (he government took charge of thorn, because the warrau's were of such a discount that teachers would not accept them as pay. The school fund was often n year behind In Its payments nnd the re suit was that the teachers had to sell their pay warrants at n big dis count. Making the warrants non-tie-gotlnblo will Btop this. Dut In hi1 tlou, somo of tho nations have their nffalrs In such shaiie that they an practically on n cash basis anyhow About n yenr ago n big scandal was unearthed In tho Chlcknsaw na tion, showing that there were about $20,000 fraudulent warrants floating around over the country. The new order that n specially appointed go. eminent officer must pnss on all war rants will provent such a condition. DISHOP SEYMOUR DEAD. Pneumonia Proves Fatal to Dlthop of Episcopal Diocese, lly Associated Pross. Springfield. Ill- Dec. 8. George V. Seymour, bishop of tno Episcopal dio cese of Springfield, died this morning of pneumonia. He had been In a crit ical condition for two weeks. Indictments Quashed. Hy Associated I'ress. Anamosn, Iowa, Dec. S. Tho In dlctnieiits against K. V. Snyder, the Olln banker, chaiged with fraiidule"! banking, were quashed today. CANAL COMMISSION. Time for Openlnu Bids Postnored Un til January 1. Washington. Dec. S -Pio It-thmus canal commission tonb ht announced that tho date of opening bids for tho completion of the Panama canal had beep postponed from Dec. 12 to noon of Jan. 1. ia07. aro nil warrantor for 10 ? an an warranua ior iu buy one quite so cheap T payments if you can't pay 4. ' ARDMORE, I. T. 4',!,,i,,lJ ?. :-t--S.'H-4r4'r4'4-4v-: 3. LUKE We want to give your little girl one of the nicest little carpet sweepers there Is. It Is an article that will please the little girl and also teach her habits of neatness that will remain with her In after life. While being toys In purpoie, In actual practice they will be found very usefuj and effective In sweeping light Utter from In front of the hearth, crumbs from the dining room carpet; litter from In front of the stove and will perform I ght sweeping well. MATTER rioting AGAIN TAKEN UP BY THE CON STITUTIONAL CONVENTION. Adopts the Plan of Letting the Work on Bid and Approval Two Hund red and Fifty-five Separate Pro visions Sent Committees. Guthrie, Okln., Dec. 8. Tho conven tlon took up tho matter of piintltiM again this morning by adopting a res olution by Mr. Haskell that the work snnlt be let by bid and then approved by tho convention beforo II becomes operative. Ho announced that up to this time tho convention did not know whnt tho printing was costing, nnd In tho absence of such Information no ono could tell how tho balance sheet would Bhow, A supplemental reso lution that tho territorial disbursing officer also approve the printing bids was referred to a committee. No ac tion hfiH yet been taken on tho spec lal commlttco report on convention and election expenses, which linn been beforo tho convention since Wednes day. Thero was llttlo dono today nslde from rending now propositions for constitutional adoption In full, as re quired by tho rules. Such Is n ver tedlmiH ordeal, yet various attempts to suspend the rule have failed. Up to the close of today's session 255 different provisions have been sent to tho committees, n number of them being on the same subject. Tho ordi nance committee has reported an ordi nance which officially adopts the terms of the enabling act. President Murray laid beforo the convention a telegram from a loading surety company of New York urging tho convention to omit requirement that such companies make deposits In tho state condition to their char ter for tho reason It would create n monopoly of this business In the state and forco high rates on Ok lahoma bonds. County Boundary Contest. Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 8. Oklahoma delegates presented n new alignment today In resisting tho wholesale dl vision of Oklahoma counties, nud It they can musther sufficient strength In tho floor contest, tho boundary committee report will bo tho mo Interesting of the session. From the attending lobby It Is difficult to deter mine what tho greatest sentiment Is. Merchants. land owners nnd farmers are Keeking audlenco with tho com mlttee, asking tlmo In which to pool their forces In resisting any radlcn' division. There Is now going the rounds n petition among the delegates whoBo signatures make up tho list of stand-patters, and who want Oklaho ma country left mainly nlone. It Is ono of their contentions that the question go over until tho second leg islature and allow tho people In tho moantlme to determlno a division for themselves. Owing to certainty of In dian Territory wiping out tho record ing district linos, the necessity of re modeling some of Oklahoma's conn- j ties follows. I Oreor nnd Comnncho counties par tially had their Innings before tin commlttco tonight. Alum, which wants division, was represented by W. T TIE OF P McConneli, 12. it. McDanlels nnd .lit n. McMnhnn. ii.niis also asked divis $ ion through w s. cross nn.i pr. Pen dorgrast. Altus wants to make two counties, iiai bo heard to omorrow. Altus would run llin ,11 vMiiiir linn frnm ens In west about mid-way of tho present county. I Tho town of Temple, In southern Comanche county, also asked division. ,;. on account of travel dlstanco to 1iw- : ton. tho countv sent. This was the I .complaint of Altus nnd Hnllls In urg- ing 1110 division 01 wreer. Tho conlmltto Is working overtlmo .;. hearing tho arguments. These may bo presented orally or throueh brief WATCH FOR and maps. Addresses are limited to twenty minutes. TRACTION CAR WRECK. One Man Killed Otuers VIII Die. Alt Passengers I -ijurcd. lly Associated Press. Kast Liverpool, O.. ' ec. S. --V trae tlon car carrying a full hxid of pas sengors plunged ore n twenty live foot embankment tod.i. Tho car ni completely wrecked, lumen Vale was killed and all the pa euk.'ern lihuivil. Several, It Is thought, will die. LOOKS DARK FOR AGGIE, Mrs. Myers Writ of Error Dented by Supreme Court She Still Hopes, lly Associated Press Kansas City, Mo., Dec S. Writ of error was today denied i s. Aggie My ors, tho Kansa Cslty woman under sen tonco to bo hanged tanuarry 10 for tho murder of her husband, and her only hnpo now b In the governor, nccordlng to n meesnge received by her nttornoys hero today. Tho writ whs denied by Justice llrowor of tho United Stntes supremo court. Tho woman says she still has hopes. drown many MINERS FLOOD WATER TURNED INTO MINE WITHOUT WARNING. At Least a Dozen Miners Perished Imprisoned by the Wated Had no Chance to Eccape Rigid Inves tigation Will De Made. Laredo, Tex.. Dec. S. News has JiiBt reached this city from Monterey of a horrible mine accident which oc curred Tuesday IaBt at tho Avlno mines nnd which resulted In the death of twelve Mexicans, minors at wont In tho Bhaft, and which might htvc resultcd In the death of many more had It not been that tha entire forco of men employed In tho mine hud not commenced their labo'i lor the day. Tho accident occurred at an early hour In tho morning. According to tho best avallablo Information, the accident was duo to tho caralesinoss somebody In letting In a big flow of water Into tho lower level, where the men were drowned while at work. They wero caught llko rats In a trap by tho Immense flov of water caused by the opening of a flood gate and had no chnnco to escape. Tho authorities will mako a close Investigation Into tho accident nnd will endeavor to fix tho responsibili ty. Arthur Houscr, n resident of Monte rey, today confirmed tho ropnrt. no states that there nro a number of miners at tho mlno but they will not work, as tho pumps aro In no condl tlon to pump out tho water. Thus far none of the bodies of the men drowned have been recovered. Tho Avlno mlno Is located near Avlno. ono of tho largest mining dis tricts In the stato of Durango. Madden sells Toys for less. 4-H I Hats! Hats! Mats! I We are not selling all the mil linery sold in Ardmore. But we arc selling hundreds net to Ardmore people only. Ask the swell dressers throughout the country who we are and what we will do fcr you. If In need of anything In mil linery, don't fcrget to call on us. From this date you can buy the cheapest millinery ever sold In Ardmore. Leave your orders: we will make "em to suit you." 1 '' -1. '4, ( .;. j l. J PARISIAN MILLINERY .. PARLOR I Sins II f- LU vnnairer There is no admission charged at the ROYAL ROLLER MM until further notice. Join the merry party of sKaters each evening THE CHMSTMAS THE ONLY CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO GETTING ONE OF THESE SWEEPERS IS THAT THE MOTHER OR A GROWN LADY OF THE (MMEDIATE FAMILY SHALL ACCOMPANY THE LIT TLE GIRL'WHEN SHE GETS THE SWEEPER. While ye are going to try to f.irnloh every Mttle girl In town with a sweeper, still I might not have enough to go around, to It will be well to come Monday, Dee. 10, at which time I will be ready to give thefn away. hi guthri HON. J. C. GRAHAM OF 106th DIS TRICT TALKS. Next Week County Seat Proposition For Settlement and Liquor Ques tion to Have It's Innlnu Gen eral Topics Discussed. The coming week will be a busy one In the constitutional convention, and perhaps, ono or the most import nut questions will bo finally settled that Is to coma up, and that Is th" county seat problem, and the count; boundary problem. in all probability the liquor qnes tlon will come In for a few licks, also, to say nothing of tho question of pri vate corHirntIons. lion. J. C. OrHhnm, tho member from the 100th. district, was here Sat unlay morning for a short tlmo en route to Marietta to spend Sunday In speaking of tho various nuostlons and In particular the county sent nnd boundary, along with the settlement of the liquor question nnd the prlvnte corporations, had the following to siy "The most Important proposition so far that has been considered by any committee, nnd tho one, In whlcii the public In general has manifested most Interest Is the county seat prop osltlon The committee Is bidding sessions dally and Is listening pit tlently to propositions to be present od by nil sections of the country. So far however, the committee has not Indicated what will be dono. It seems to bo practically agreed between the delegates from the Third congression al district to make about twenty counties In that district. If this should bo used as tho basis, It will make something llko forty counties for the Indian Territory side. "Tho delegates from tho Chickasaw nation nro contending for largo conn tlos, believing It Just and equitable to mako tho county lines co extensive wltli tho recording district lines. In tho main this will bo dono. Tho city of Sulphur Is trying; nnd be It sold to that city s push and vim; has the most vigorous bunch of lobbyists tha.t has Inflicted Itself upon tho conven tion, to tako from Ardmoro all of tho torrltory east nnd north of Washita river, lying In tho Twenty-first re cording district. Of course. Mr. I.cd bettcr Is now nnd will continue vigor ously to oppose tho proposition. Marietta Is certain of a county seat. nnd tho county will bo co extensive with Its recording district, nnd with a strong probability of moro territory being added thereto. Tishomingo and Mndlll will dlvhlo their torrltory. It Is the purpose of this committee to sottlo tho county boundary question at tho earliest posslblo moment, to tho end that tho legislative and Judicial apportionment committees can appor tion tho legislative and Judicial dis tricts. "During tho next week, nn nctlvo campaign on the liquor question will J J J , -: ST The biggest shipment of Lowney's, Allegrelti's and Jacob's Fancy Bon Bons and Loose-Wiles' fancy bulk candles ever In Ardmore. You know what they are. Some one Is expecting for Christ mas one of our fancy boxes from you. Dori't wait until the choic est are gone. CONFECTIONERY and CAFE ATTRACTION he commenced. There Is a strong no Idercnrrent permeating the whom con vention to adjust the Hqtwr question ion the referendum plan. In my jmig ment, tho question will be submitted to tho people of Oklahoma prouer. I the people on the west side vole to place this proposition In the conntltu tlon. It will go thero on the local op tion plan." "As chairman of the committee on private corporations, joii can say to the iHHiple of Oklahoma that no trust will be able, to exist In the new state of Oklnhoma. If so. It will have to Ito some new combination not yet heard of or not yet conceived In tho minds of the members of the ((institutional convention. The strong arm of the law Is going to take from the throats of the people tho Iron heel of oppression as applied by unlawful aggregations of wealth. "Too much polities Is being played by certain Individual members who are endeavoring to write their iollt leal destiny In the convention. As a general proposition, however, the membership as n whole seems to lie made up of Individual men who nro seriously bent on writing a constitu tion for nil of the people." Tho reason a woman likes to have real furs Is so many other women don't. SAY! t i v- Have your hat cleaned and 4- l.t.l I 1, IL. L. H -1 . . 1- uiuwincu ugiuic me iiunuti ruin, Out of town orders given T prompt attention. I JOHNSON I THE HATTER i I 219 West Main St. f 1 WE SELL j HOLIDAY GOODS J Every day In the .year, and do j. not add the big per cent that V Alhra ,1 rli.rlnn ri.,tlM.. times. t Come here and net better ? .. goods for less money. Dig shipment of Japanese j China this week. I - f 5 and lUc More 1 MILTON IHARD, Prop. Opposite U. S. Court House. - $-;- : -I1 X RECEIVED i t Respectfully yours R.A.JONES Big Furniture, Carpet and Stove Store ATTEMPT TO DARING WORK OF ONE MAN TO OBTAIN MONEY. Alarm Is Given, Robber Flees and Is Followed by Crowd and Officers Who Art Held t Bay fer an Hour Express Driver Killer. lly Associated I'ress. (Jrcat IJfd, Kn.. Doc. 8. Aft. 1 a daring attempt here at it o'clock tin-, morning to rob tho J. V. iirlnkan e'e ui pany bans, tingle-banded, a man nl.o gave his name ns (leo. A. Lewi uf Kansas City, was surrounded nnd mi londoroil. llud Westfsll, a driver for the Vol! , I-'argo express company, was killed iy u shot fired by one of the pursuers. Lewis walked Into the bank a few minutes nftur It opened this morning nnd pointing a revolver nt A. 1-2. Tay lor, the cashier, ordered the latter to throw up his hands. In nn Instant a clerk dodged Into tho vault nnd set off tho burglar alarm. Lewis fired, and Immediately darted up an alley. A crowd of men and boys soon were closo behind him In pursuit, and see ing himself being hemmed In, tho robber dnrted upstairs In the Wells Kargo building, two blocks from tho bank. On tho second floor ho locked him self In a room and for an hour defb 1 arrest. Several snots wero llred Into the room In tin nttempt to dislodge tho robber. One bullet struck and Instantly killed Driver Westfall. who was In the express office on the street floor. Finally after ixirloylng for nn hour with his pursuers, Lewis sur rendered nnd was taken to tho county jail. Officers bellovo tho nainn Lewis Is fictitious. Tho innu said ho enmo hero from Chicago three days ago to do tho Job. Tho caBhlcr gavo tho robber threo hundred anil fifty dollars, which was recovered In tho Jail. A crowd followed Iho man to tho Jail crying 'lynch him," and It was limcult for tho officers to keep htm from tho oxclted people. Ho Is 20 yoars old and woll dressed. Ho says ho had contributed stones to nowspnporB nnd magazines but they wero not accepted nnd ho became ('' couraged. " Grover Has Indigestion. Dy Associate; r ks. Now Yo'iw. HV. 1 Clroca: Cleve land Is ' . nt hU lmw nt I'rlnceton with acute !ndlgqtton. Physicians Bay ho Is not tn n very serloijit condi tion, but Is In pain. BURGLARS AT WORK. Ardmoro Dry Goods Company's Ware house burglarized. Tho wi.ro room of tho Ardmoro Dry Goods Co., was pried Into last night nnd a numbor of articles taken, tno clerks lost their work suits and a largo number of cast-off hats nnd shoes whlcIT had been left In the storo wero taken. Nothing of much valuo was missed. It Is thought tho dopy fiends nro the guilty parties. FIRE AT OIL MILL. Big Blaze Averted by Quick Response of Employes. What camo near bolng n disastrous flro originated In tho cotton seed meal storage room at tho Ardmoro Oil and Milling company's cotton mill Satur day morning about 7 o'clock. Tho flro was Ignited by a match passing through tho gin stand. Tho cotton seed room ptirt tho storage room soon filled with flames. Tho flro fighting department of tho mill, which Is a complete 0110, and ca- I pable of coping with almost any flro when first discovered, was called out and extinguished tho blaze. The dam age was slight tho greatost damage being dono to tho gin stand, und the cotton teed meal by water. Tho city flro department was not called out. M I t J- BOYDJg CHRISTMAS Beautiful DooKs Toys Dolls Calendars Xmas Cards Diblcs Fountain Pens Fancy Stationery Art Goods Boyd's B00K Store On your way to tha PoitoiHc'e