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mmmtitt For PROMPT PRINTING FIILNK Xo FIVE Artlmorcitc Job Oflicc V i' I'i.os. ManaKrr. mi.il.tl. ATTENTION (IIVBX TO Out -of -Town Printinii Artlmoreite Job Office i 11 in M.iti'i(ir VOLI'MIC Xlll AllDMORK, I. T., TlirUSDAV KVKNINU, 1K(T.M l.KU IIHH5. MM 15 IC II 17s mm fob creation of counties OPPOSITION TO FORTY FROM ECO NOMIC STANDPOINT. Area of Indian Territory Compared With Other States and Their Many Counties County Contest Has Developed Expansionists. (iilthrle. Ok.. Dec. 12. From tho view jtulnt of uconoiny there la limit ed opposition to the Idon of creating forty counties out of IihII.hi Toirltory. cdunlerbnlani liiK which Is tho scrnm lilo of county sent towns, ami tlio sup plication of which, If heeded, would run tlio list nlMio n hundred. With the Hint ok'inunt rests tho argument that taxable property Is Hal to tho new subdivisions, mid to create ninny counties would burden tho tnxpnyor, lKirtlculurly those who nio mich nt present. This class may ho regarded ns fsivorliiK the present recording dis trict with, of courso, the rcloawj of small torrltory which would appease tlio wrath of their noighlon. It Is ev ident the fee system will bo adopted for county olllclals, which would lonve practically tho only other expense that applied to public Improvements. Tho other class, aside trpm the do ftlro for county soHt designation, ob jects to the crossing of treacherous stream and the cllmblnK of moun tains In reaching certain towns that nto In the forefront of tho county seat light. This element maintains that many counties would be able to llvo an well as a few, added to which Is their personal convenience In travel Jnj?. The forty-county Idea conies near helm? tlio Sequoyah map. lly area Indian Torrltory has 31,100 square inlles, four times as largo as .Maryland, six tlmos tho area of Conn ecticut, nnd nble to contain tho states of Massachusetts. Connecticut. Rhode Island, Delaware ami New Jersey. It Is almost the size of either Indlnnn or Mississippi. It haB now over $200,000 000 taxable property, of which tho railroads furnish $50,000,000 nnd tho proporty and other improvement, $10S,000.000. This estimate does not Include farm property now taxable. Kansas nnd Nebraska were admitted with taxablo values only amounting to $2,000,000 each, and tho state of Ohio lived as such for jears before It lind as much as ono-flfth of that pos sessed by Indian Territory. Tnko tho Idea of forty counties, tho cutters can Bhow where tho average taxablo properties of countMi will reach J5.000.000 each. Tho iirKiiment of tho largo county advocates who opposed the Sequoyah Idea of division is to bo met on tlio convention Moor with the lilstnry of other states In county cutting. "West Virginia, a mountainous terri tory, lias 25,780 square miles, 55 coun ties, an average of -151 square inlles (ncli; Indiana, 30,350 square miles, U5 counties, nvoraglng 3S3 square mllos; Kentucky, 40,100 square miles, 110 counties, nvornge of 310 square mllog each; Tennessee, 12,050 square miles, 97 counties, 431 square miles average; North Carolina, 52,250 square miles, i7 countlos, averaging 539 square miles ench, and Kansas S2.000 square mllos. 100 counties, av eraging 874 square miles ench. Indian Territory's 31,400 square WTMTT.wjtwvw'.'ti.'js-Tsryw'iwai Beautiful BooHs Toys Dolls Calendars Xmas Cards Bibles Fountain Pens Fancy Stationery Art Goods Boyd's BooK Store On your J to the Puntoltlre OHRISTMAS inllr-. on the forty-county basis, tumid give an averaga of 782 square miles each, larger in area than any state named stive Kansas, where the until area Is mure than double that of Indian Territory. Should the pres cut thirty recording districts In the main prevail the average would be of l.Olfi square miles area. To meet the argument against ore- m lug so many counties an account of the small area, they liave been mak ing measurements of the Texna map, which shows Hockwall County to be of only 120 square miles; Somervell, 200 square inlles; ltalns, Gregg and Delta, each 250 square miles, whereas In the Panhandle the division lias been liberal, the average county area being 810 square miles each. The contest has develoited It SPt of expansionists" who wish to cross the state's medial lino In either direc tion for territory for new counties. This particularly applies to Indian Territory, where there are no county organizations. Influenced, ierlinp. by the argument that some of Okla homa's countlos are nhendy as largo. Intimate Friendship Exists. Ily Associated Tress. Washington. Dec. 13. It was agreed some tlmo ago that tho last of President ltoosevelt's Hough Itlders had been npKintod to federal oltlce, but tho Incorrectness of this agree ment was demonstrated when It was announced that John A. Mcllhenny or New Orleans had been elected for civil service commissioner. As a member of tho now famous regiment Mr. Mcllhenny won renown through his brave deeds In the San Juan fight, anil Mr. Roosevelt, as commander ot tho regiment, personally compliment ed tho young private and elevated htm to a second lieutenancy. That wnB when Mr. Mcllhenny was com paratively unknown to Col. Roosevelt but the latter In his book on tin Rough Riders, makes elaborate refer ence to the "gallantry and daring o. John A. Mcllhenny." After the Spanish-American war. Col. Roosevelt communicated with Mr. Xlcllhenny, nnd following this camo several visits to New York at the request of tlio Rough Rider com mander. An intimate friendship was established, and when Mr. Roosovclt went into the White House the vIsltB continued. In return for this hospital ly Mr. Mcllhenny nnd his family en tertained Mlsa Allco Roosevelt In New Orleans two years ago, when she went there to nttenil the carnival fes tivities. Sho spent twti days on tho Mcllhenny plantation on Avery Isl and Ihorla parish, and became fast friends with every member of tho Mcllhenny household. When Presi dent Roosevelt mndvi his hurricane tour xf the south last year Mr. Mc llhenny was delegated as ono of tho escort of the j. resident from Wash ington, nnd Mr. Roosevelt was a guest nt tho homo of his friend whllo In Now Orleans. Avery Island Js named for tho moth er of Mr. Mcllhenny. Mr. Mcllhenny Is thirty-six years tild. Ho Is n Dem ocrat nnd a member of the Iiiilalana state senate from Ihorla Parish. Sweden's King Very III. lly Associated Prois. Iondon, Dec. 13. A special from Stockholm snys tho condition of King Oscar Is critical. IIo was nttacked with heart disease yesterday. Stockholm, Dec. 13. King Oscar Is falling fast. Church Troubles In France. Ily Associated Press. Paris, D?c. 13. Thoro was an Im pressive response this morning to tho ileigj's appeal to their parishioners to attend tlio first masses celebrated outside of law. A correspondent of Associated Press visited n dozen churches, evorywhero the front gates woro closed, but tho f'aihi'lcs streamed through tho side portals. No attempt was inado to In terfere with tho services. Policemen were stationed outside to prevent any possible disorder. Formal charges were entered gonorally whoro mass was celebrated. The diocesan council last night de cided that neither ecclesiastical resi dences nor seminaries could bo aban doned except before a show of force. Mrs. Bradley Taken to Jail, Ry Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 13. An Inquest was held today over tho body of for mcr Senate! llrown. of I'tah, who died at midnight. Mrs. Anna M. llradley. who shot llrown, was later removed from i'j mm mmmm CONVENTION PETITIONED FOLLOW TEXAS PLAN. TO Public Hearing on County Bounda ries Ended Tulsa Delegation Want the Recording District Lines Recognized. Oitlhrle, Dec. 12. A petition was filed from a number of voters asking the convention to keep in restraint all corporatloni as Texas has, to pro vent child labor, and to adopt the In itiative and referendum. An Invitation has been extended to Gov. Polk of Missouri to address the convention. A memorial to congress to make the Arkansas rlvor navigable from Tulsa to tho nfoiith was referred. Among the constitution provisions was one regulating railroads by Mr. Williams of Durant. It Includes tho Texas constitutional provisions and nil the statutes on tho subject, nr ranged In siibdlvlsitins. It is proposod to make the convl'utlonal deelaralien unchangeable and the statutary por tion susceptible to alteration as fu ture conditions necessitate. Tomor row Mr. Williams proposes to ofier the Texas stock and bond law. A resolution by Mr. I.onliy. author izing appointment of a commission of flvo to ascertain the sc.ipo and value of the coal deposits of Indian Terri tory nnd tho advisability of purchase and to report to tho next gtivornor. went over under tho rules Choctaw and Chickasaw people held tho boards before the county hitchcock's Secretary Hitchcock has Issued another mysterious and sweep- Ing order to withdraw certain Chcctaw Nation lands from al- lotment. This move complicates matters as they have never been complicated 'before. It adds to the seriousness of map making by tho constitutional convention as future disposition of this ad- dltlonal segregated territory can not be foretold. More than two thirds of tho Choc taw nation nnd twenty-six townships In tho Cherokco nation havo been withdrawn from allotment by tele- graphic orders from tlio secretary of tho Interior. Tho Choctaw land office and tho laud division of tho Dawes commission are practically paralyzed on account of It, mid many largo towns In both nations may have tho life squeezed out of them If tlio or der stands. No explanation has been received by Commissioner lllxby except tho telegrams from tho department and a map on which tho torrltory with drawn from allotment wag Indicated by bluo pencil drawing, nnd tho no tation "Lines showing land to bo withdrawn from allotment on account of tho Jack Gordon gamo preserve nnd tho forestry reserve." Tlireo days ago when n tologram camo ordering all of tho timber land withdrawn that lies south nnd east of tho Klamlchl river, tno Choctaw tui tion was stunned. Hut tho order that camo Is twice ns sweeping. It reaches out from tho Arkansas boun dary and takes In two-thirds of the Choctaw nation. Including hundreds of mllos of railroads and dozens of houso of detention to tlio district Jail, and her case presented to tho grand Jury. ACTOR ATTEMPTS SUICIDE. Impales Himself on a Large Cheese Knife Will Probably Die. New York, Dec. 13. Rankin Duval, an actor, forty yean of age, said to bo tho son of a Baltimore merchant, entered a Sixth Avenuo saloon today and Impaled himself on a largo cheese knife, causing a frightful wMund. He will probably die. In tho "Darling of Rod" ho had nightly played tho act of rommltttniT suicide In Japaneso fashion. bnutidiiiy rnrinnltei this morn'tu, w Ii itli ended the pu lie hearings. A delegnthin of Tulsa, people arrived today to oppose the making of small counties In Indian TTilorv. Ti want the .Al ?. iMatrlcts r c ognlod and w 'I I'.- ..- a floor flgh m the convention If the committee's re pint Is advene. J. J. McAlester of McAlesler nnd It I.. Owens of MusUgea wore before the special commit! e on segregated surface lands and mineral deposits of Indian Territory, advocating the State's ownership ttf properties. Mr. Owens urged tnc committee to Inves tigate the .',cr 'if cud poimtart- I with tho cost of pioductlott. It was his opinion the piMht was approx imately 2 tier ton, which as against cost of II 50 'ill'..) . -it excess' o He told the committee how high priced fue, had retarded the manu facturing development of the territo ry. Holh thought the state could af ford to purchase piopertles for the school and road funds. Mr. Owen paid hit respects to the Interior Department, which dominat ed congress in legislation nrfectiiig Indian Territory, and stated that an effort would bo made at the short ses sion of eougres to extend tho de partment suiiervlslon and control ot all oil anil gas leases of tho territo ry. Ho thought, loiwever, congress would ultimately be willing to do anything the people of the new state might ask with reference to permit ting the purchase of the coal mines. On a reasonable basis he was will ing to nuance the deal tin the jiart of the state government; which In the end would lie a lino puylng invest ment. Mr. McAlester said the Indians would treat with the Stale, preferr ing, nf course, to sell all their public property and cenRO business as tribes He understood tho prh . of fen mil lions would be sntlsf i' nr- TIES UP THE eSSOGTAW NATION t iwns to which It means ruin If the land surrounding It cannot bu allotted and settled. There aro 159 townships In tho Choctaw nation nnd twenty six In tho Cherokee, making a total of 4,302,100 acres. Untold compli cations must arlso from this order. If tho Indians who havo selected al lotments in the designated area are not allowed lo hold them there will not bo enough unallotted land in tlio remainder of tho Choctaw nation and all ot tho Chickasaw nation to file them on, Thoro Is doubt expressed If the executlvo branches of the govern ment can make such an order stand without congressional legislation. This means a national discussion and Investigation, nnd even If tho order Is rescinded In the future, it means Indeterminable delay In settling tho allotments, and the hundreds of In dians In the prescribed territory are clamoring for the land which Is lliolrs. In tho Choctaw nation there are S townships in tlio northeast corner, right across the river, west and south, of Port Smith, that are not included. There Is a zig-zag line that runs niVund these eight townships from a point on tho Arkanaa? lino south of Port Smith running north and west to tho Arkansas rlvor. This lino leaves W'lstor and Howe In the reser vation. Striking the Arkansas river nt Cowllngton, which Is Included, tho lino follows the river to tho mouth of the Canadian river, thence duo south 12 miles, thence dun west 25 inlles to tho confluence of Coal creek nnd tht Canadian. Following up Coal creek, the lino Include Dow, tlfence south west to Savanna. From that iolnt, IS ECONOMY A FACTOR IN YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ? nverythlng in Jewelry. Silk Umbrellas Plated lablo Ware. S.ag Handlod Carvers. Hand Painted China. Souvenir Spoon. . Smoking Sets, Etc, Ktc. P Riciicf Ry LCONOMY LPATROMZIKG MA TO WIPE BUT PLAGUE SPOT SANDFORDS HOLY GHOST AND US COLONY AT SHILOH. Governor Cobb of Maine Taking Steps to Wipe Out the Colony Where Crazy Fanatics Are Starving and Shivering, Ardmorelt Special. Augusta, Me.. Dec. 13. A meeting of Governor Cobb and his council Is being held today and it la generally believed that th? Hri". steps will be taken to wlie out tho plague spot ot Maine lilljnh 3a K.fnr I s Holy Uh-t aoelety colony at Shlioh. Sulllcleit testimony ha already been present ed to the governor to eternally damn the Infamous Slillob Institution, and the only question to bo decided nt to day's meeting is whether executive In terference will he ctiuatltutlnual. Prominent local attorneys declare that any objections of this chnrnctor can ooslly be avoided nnd It la x ' peeled that decisive action will bo n- I Ken soon. I Disease a..d famine, depravity and Insanity, line Icen Hie rewaids .if the faith' il who Pnvo Joined the Rev. Frank W. Sundford'a Holy dhost and I Us colony. Tho mad house ami the j grave have already claimed score ot , victims. Tho terrible while plague, I caused by exposure nnd lujufflctent I food and cloihlig, ' prevalent In th ! village. Pollute-: water and iinsnuP i ry building .:ie responsible for many ' cases of typhoid fever. The gloomy religious i l lilngH ni hnndfnrd nav ruined u iv in'ivli a.ul brought the line follows the east side of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas tight of way 25 miles to u point mldttny between Strlngtown and Atoka. Leav ing tho Knty tho lino runs south nnd east 25 mllos to tho Frisco railroad at a point threo miles southwest of Koisonin, follows tho Klnmichl, thence duo east to I.lttlo river, which it fol lows twelve miles to a point six mllos south of Alichkl, thenco duo east 26 miles to the Arkansas line. In the Choctaw reserve thoro nru Included Tuskahoma, Smlthvllle, Wis tor, Tulihlna, Pocahontas, Potenu, llokbsho, Cowllngton, Taniaha Stlg ler. Sans Hols, Hartshorne, Wilburtou, Klown, Strlngtown anil many others besides Jones Academy nt Dwlglit and tho Choctaw National Femalu semina ry east of Tuskahoma. It is supposed that this land Is lo bu undo u national timber losorvo. It this Is true, all populatlen will bo shut out ox.wpt on the t'lwnsltes and tho towns in .-illoaoil will be literally squeezed 'o death nnJ f-ve lines of railroad running i.erosi this section will llnd their towns all dead ones. There Is included in this area about ouo-hnlt ot the segregated coal Inuda ot tho Choctnw nation. Thero is practically oro-fon th of the resorted laud In the Choctaw na tlon allotted. Hut patents have not been Issued U more than one-third of these allottees, and tlio allotments I of tho latter class can bo recalled. , In the Cherokee nation practically no patents have been Issued to the al lottees. Clerks In tho kind divisions are checking out all Kttonta to the I la ml reserved and all work looking to allotment there Is stopped. Capi tal. FIFTEEN APPLICATIONS. For Enlistment In the Navy Most for Apprentice Seamen, The naval recruiting party is meet Ing with more success than was at first anticipated. Those In charge thought If twelve applicants should bo received In Ardmoro tho olllcers In charge would bu satlstled, but since nrrltlug llfteen young men havo sig nified their Intention of wishing to become members of the navy, A number tit tho applicants are dc slrous of becoming seamen, while several applications havo been rccelv ed for positions In the mechanical and engineering department. about th. incarceration of tho tie tlnis ln the Insane asylums. Fumlly ties hate been sundered and Immor nlln placed at a premium by the foun der nf the Holy Ohostera aect. Nu merous cnes of cruel and Infamous treatment or Infants anil children are Included in the Indictment. In the (net or all this the wilting dupes remain true to I heir master, "ten though he la absent on a ton of the Holy Land. Seven hundred ot these shatters), starving Rnd tin r erased fanatics are crowded together on Hhlloh hill, devoting their entire tlmo to prayer and study of the III- ble. Constantly thrrcighout the day and night some member la praying In the turret nf the temple. Men, w.inien a id children are huddled to gether In the bare buildings on the barren, sandy hilltop, with a total ab sence of all distinctions of sex, fam ily nnd age. No physlrlnna are allow ed In the village and fasting and pray er are the universal panaceas for all been mndo lo fast for days nnd many and unsanitary conditions. Tho Holy tlh'.isters believe that sickness Is duo to hnvlnif totaled some of tho rules nnd precepts of Sandfoid and the patient at Mio coltmy's hospital aro starved to "drive out tho devils.' Scores tit children and bnblea havo hen made lo fast for day nnd ninny deaths hate resulted. Ono of those victims was I eatnler Ilartlett, n 14 year-old bov, who was literally sta'v- ed to deHlh f'.ir disobeying one of Hnndftird' coinMinnds. j'ne leader or the Holy Ciostcra was Indicted r.f manslauglit'jr in connection with this ease, hut il wns llnally dropped. Int er Kundfurl was arrested. chnrgod with cruelty to one of his own chil dren ,nnd vat rnind guilty nnd llno-l ?luo and cti.tti. Nhineroim deposition! alleging cr itl'y to children tiavo been filed with tho governor, nnd V Is mainly on these that the state will banc Its caso. One of tho causes of the present netlcn ngnlnst tho Shlioh colony wns Hie publicity given to tho attempt made by Mrs. Allco Pheips or Kansas City to regain her two daughters, who had become members of the Holy Ohost society. Tho girls, Ilesslo and May Phelps, had been popmar teachers In tho public schools of Kan sas clly before their conversitin to tho Holy Ohost cult by ono of Sand ford's lieutenants. After coming hero no message was received from the girls by tho broken-hearted pa rents. This sllenco waa maintained for many yenrB, and after tlio death of tho fnther, (ioorgo Phelps, tho widow enmo to Mnlno In search ot nor daughters. At Shlioh the bereav ed woman ttns refused admittance by the elders. Wltn tho aid of an olllcor, however, Mrs. Pholps succeeded In gaining admission, and in the Insane ward of the Shlioh hospital, bound hnnd and foot to n vermlu-lufested cot nnd covered with u filthy blanket, tho mother found Ilesslo Phelps, n raving maniac. Alter a long legal liattlo with Sandford tho Insano girl was removed to the state asylum. whoro sho U now confined. Mrs. Phelps Is now ongaged In an attempt to snva her other daughter. May. Tho girl, whllo almost , poorly clad and on tho verge ot madness, obsti nately retimes to leave Shlioh, nnd will not speak to her mother, except to tell hor to go nway and never at tempt to swi her again. "My n other Is a wicked woman and Is attempt ing to lend us tt hell," the unhappy girl Is reported to havo said. Mrs. Phelps is equally determined, how- over, and declares sho will reclaim hor daughter or die In tho attempt. If tho governor does not net the Kan sas City woman declares she will ap pear before the state legislature anil mako an appeal on behalf tit herself and others who havo friends or rein Uvea within the dreary walls of Shi loh. Tomorrow Is tho last day that any applicants will bo received as I.leut Cole and Surgeon Ilrtiwn will bo hero to examine thoso who havo applied and will leuvo that night for Oklaho ma City. Tho recnilta enlisted at this point nad Oklahoma City will bo sent to tho Norfolk, Va., navy yard and placed tin board n receiving and In structlon ship before being assigned to duties on tho water. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ROYAL ROLLER RINK WILL BE CHIL DREN'S NIGHT. EVERY CHILD IN THE CITY IS INVITED TO COME. ADMISSION FREE. . 8KATES 25c Thinking wcl don't counut unless you act well. SEMTE GIVES ITS ASSENT MOODY, METCALF, DONAPARTE AND STRAUSS. Tliolr Confirmation Meet With Dut Little Opposition and Favorable Aetlen Is Reported Na Rec ord Kept of the Vote. Washington, Dee. 12. The sen ' todny assented to all the c.iMu. changes the president desires to mm except with reajioct of Mr. Cortelnid transfer to the treasury and Mr (,.r Meld' Installation Into the Interim d- -pnrtment, and when the president in forms tho senate Just when he d Ire to have these Uo last nann d changes take effect they also hl bo appioted. Tho president admitted this morning that he had ierhnps err ed In fulling to name n date for theno chnnge .mil he Intimate that the nomination of Mr. Cortelyou and Mr Onrlleld will bo sent in again, to In come offectlto Marcli I, All opHiltlou to tlio confirmation of Mr. Moody, to be a supreme omit Justice, was removed by the assurance that the two bill Mr. Moody had In troduced us to southern mnaiots seemed to Iwtray more sectional prej udice that It I deslrnble In a member of the supreme court had been drawn by loiistltuenl of his and Introduced at their request. Southern senators were rather gratified by the impllca tlon of Senator Spooner that tho views reflected by thoso bills. If held by Mr. Moody, would maku his (Uncus questionable. Senator Culberson, It Is understood, sike against tlio confirmation of Mr. Bonaparte. Senntor Culberson is reported to havo said that while Mr. Ilonnparto had denied having spoken at Chicago, ho had not denied hav ing uttered tlio opinions attributed to him, nor had ho disclaimed their sen timent, llo doubted, therefore. If, holding the view that trusts aro benet Icent institutions, Mr. Ilonnparto was quite titled to enforce tho uutl-trust laws. Senator I-odgu is reported to have replied In rather an Impassioned way. llo hold that ns Mr. ilonnparto waa quite sntlsructory to tho pros!- lent tho senate need not concern It self greatly ns to Mr. llonnparte's qualifications. Thero was no record voto, but It Is said there were llfteen or twenty noes when the question of his confir mation was put. KILLING OF THE CONDITTS. Jury Finds Felix Powell Guilty In tho Flrtt Degree. Victoria, Tox.. Dec. 12. This after noon tho Jury In tho euso of Felix Powell, colored, chnrged with tho kill ing of tho Condttt family near Kdua, In Jackson county, on Sept. 2S, 1005, returned n verdict of guilty of murder In tho Ilrst degree. Tomorrow the caso of Monk Gibson, Jointly charged with llio same offense, vnll bo called. Dec. 13 In History. 1515 Opening, ot the council ot Trent. 1586 William Drummond, Scottish IKiet, born; died 1C 10. 1812 Disaster In Kurd Kabul pass; 3.819 llrltlsh and 12.000 native cut off by Afghanistan, and terrlu.e slaughter ensued. 1897 Clmrle llutler, president ot tho Union Theological seminary nnd a noted lawyer, financier and philan thropist, died In New York City; born 1802. 1902 ticrman and llrltlsh war ships bombarded and silenced two Venezuelan torts at Puerto Cnbello. 1905 Sir Richard ClaverhouBO Jeb, noted Or.-ek scholar, died In London born is i-fr-r-r-j. 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