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IN A TRUST
FINAL PREPARATIONS BY AMERI
CAN SOCIETY OF EQUITY.
OPEN DISTRIBUTING AGENCY
Where Farmers Who Are Members
Can Dispose of Products Doth at
Wholesale and Retail, Arrange
Schedule of Prices.
Chicago, 'Dec. 31. Finn I preprint
lions ure being made by tliu American
Socli'ty of Equity today lor the cele
bration of the new year by the opening
of a central bureau and several dis
tributing agencies throughout the
city, whore the products of the farm
ers who are members of the society
will bo dlsopscd of both at wholesale
at;! retail. The organization, which
Is a union of the fanners of the cen
tral and western states, now claims
to represent nearly one-seviitli of
the total population of the country.
At the recent convention at Mliino
aiolls the officers of the society en
tered Into an affiliation agreement
with the American Federation of La
bor, the resolutions which were pass
ed providing that the laboring man
i ball demand union grown fatr.ii, gar
den anil orchard products, while the
farmerB will reciprocate by irchas
Ins union manufactured goods. Slnc
the convention numerous conference:,
between the officers. of the two or
ganizations have been held, with the
result that the American Society "f
Equity decided to open dlstrlbtul
stations In this city. Many carload
shipments of grain, fruits and Jlv
stock have been received, and sctls
faclnrlly disposed of nnd there Is ev
ery reasoa to believe that the venture
will be an unqualified success.
A c1hm1u1c of minimum prices has
been prepared by the society, cover
ing all sorts of farm, ranch and gar
den products. Among the more Impor
tant Items nro the following: Hay
H; wheat, $1; com, No. 2, to April l
CO cents; after April 1, 33 cents. Oats,
40 cents; barley 55 cents; lye, 75
cents; KitPtoes, 03 centB; hogs, $fi:
cattle. $0; sheep. (5,50; lambs, JG.DO.
Although a comparatively new or
frsnlzatlon the American Society of
Equity .on- has over 000,000 actlvo
menibe.., nnd hopes to accomplish for
the farmers of the wheat and corn
reglous what tho cotton planters of
the south havo already brought about
through the medlumshlp of their un
ion. Tho society was founded by J.
A. F"crltt. nu Indianapolis reedB
mat., who Is '.'a present president.
The Indiana c..,.,tal Is tho center of
labor organization in this country anil
Kvorltt has been for years tho person
al friend of all the n o tedlobarltll
al friend of all the noted .labor lead
ers who havo made their lieadquarterB
In that city. Tho knowledge ho has
gained through this association has
rendered his services to the society
invaluable and to him is largely duo
the credit for its present successful
According to President Kveritt, who
Is now in the city superintending tho
establishment of the distributing bu
reuus, tho success of his society will
Involve thu settlement of many vexa
tious problems. Some of thu alms of
tho organization, which Mr. Kveritt Is
certain will bo eventually accomplish
ed, are as follows:
Tho abolition of speculation In farm
Uniform, steady ami fairly equitable
and piofltablu prices.
The control of elevator., warehouses
and cold storage plants by tho farm
ers. A great Increase in production and
consequent enlargement of tho foreign
Unnecessary middlemen between
the producers and consumers will be
done away with.
Child labor on tho farms will ccaBe,
as It has In tho factories, and boys
and girls will stay on tho farm.
Protection will bo given farmers
from tho products of cheap labor In
this and foreign countries.
Honest Insuraiico and safo banking
will bo brought about by tho combined
Influence of farmers and laboring men.
Parcels post, postal currency and
savings banks nnd other Institutions
of benefit to producers can bo secured.
Rood roads will bo built all over tho
country nnd rural free delivery ex
tended to embrace every state of the
Farmers will reap the benefit of tho
discovery of new and Improved meth
ods and machinery Instead of them be
ing appropriated by others.
An unity of Interests will be es
tablished bctneuu thu farmers and
tho wage workers of tho country,
which will result In better prices for
the pioducts of the former and higher
wages nnd lo.vor prices for tho latter,
through mutual co-oporatlon and the
abolition of useless middlemen.
The thousands of members of the
Chicago Federation ;f , I.abor havo
pledged themselves to patronize nnd
support the local distributing bureau
of the society, nnd this nlono will
mean an Immediate and profitable
trade for the farmers. If tho plan
proves successful here, similar bu
reaus will be established throughout
ENNIS NOT DEAD
Report Received Here Untrue Enn's
Seen by Ardmore Man Saturday
In Fort Worth, In Good
Jim Stansell returned Sunday from
Fort Worth where ho has been for
suvernl days on business. Mr. Slnnsoll
stated that the report that Frank En
nls, known ns Honest Frank nil over
Ardmore, had died In Fort Worth Fri
day, wns a mistake. Mr. Stansell said
that ho had seen Ennls Saturday af
ternoon nnd talked with him. At tho
time ho had not heard of tho roKirt
of Knnls' death. When ho returned to
Ardmore ho learned of It and was In
a position to correct the mistake. Ho
said Knnls was well as far as he
know and seemed In good health. How
tho report was started Is no known.
STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
Two Dead and Twenty-Eight Injured
Ily Associated Tress.
Cincinnati, Dec. 31. Fred O. Nasell,
who was Injured in yesterday's street
car accident, died during tho night,
making tho second death. Several of
tho thirty passengers Injured are In n
Ml tho Injured were passengers on
a Warsaw avenuo car. Tho mntorman
discovered at tho top of tho hill that
he had lost control of tho car and
tried to uso tho emergency brake,
but It failed and the car ran at an
Increasing high speed for flvo blocks,
Jumping tho track nt what Is known
as tho "horseshoo" curve. Tho car
struck a telegraph pole and turned
turtle, the passengers being thrown
In n heap In tho mud besldo tho trncl;
or burled In tho wrcckago of the car.
II I ram Leister, a passenger, by op
erating a brako on tho rear platform,
probably prevented a much worso ac
cident, as his actli.i, mntlo -it great
icrsonal risk, reiticed the sp- i ct
tho car material! before It left the
ARGUMENTS ARE BEGUN.
Attorneys for Mrs. Myers Begin the
Ily Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 31. Argu
ments wero begun in tho. United
States district court hero toikiy In tho
habeas corpus proceedings instituted
by tho attorneys of Mrs. Aggie Myers,
under sentence to hang January 10
for tho murder of her husband. Tho
prisoner was not brought In court.
State Senator In Prison,
Ily Associated Press.
Llttlo Itock, Ark.. Dec. 31. Stato
Senator F. O. Dutt, recently sentenced
to two years for bribery, arrived horo
today to surrender hlmsolf to the
penitentiary officials, lleforo leaving
his homo at Eureka Springs yester
day. Butt was given n reception by
his fellow citizens.
No Funeral Arrangements.
Dy Associated Press.
Now Orleans, Doc. 31. No arrange
ments havo been made ns yet tor tho
funeral of former United States Sena
tor D. L. Caffrcy, who died last night.
Guy Wobb Is on tho sick list today,
being confined to l:lj rooms with that
French gentleman, LaOrlppe.
LEUPP'S PLAN FOR SOLUTION OF
COAL LANDS PROBLEM.
PRESIDENT TO BE HEARD
Of Big Company tj Manage Coal
Lands Congress Asked to Approve
Plan Stock to Be Taxed, but
Washington, Dec. 30. The Incorpo
ration of tho Choctaw nnd ChlckasHW
tribes of Indians Into a com puny to
manage their coal lands, worth many
millions, Is proposed by Indian Com
missioner I.eupp. Tho value of those
lands has been variously estimated
nt from 10 millions to mure than 1U0
In a speech Jn the senate last
spring, Senator LaFolletto expressed
the belief that they wero actually
worth morn than 4 billion dollars.
They have been tho nubject of many
bitter debater. In congress, owing to
charges that the railroads of southern
Indian Territory havo conspired to
obtain them from the Indians at fraud
ulent prices. To protect the Indians
congress last May passed a bill di
recting that none of thu lands should
be either leased or Bold pending fur
ther legislation. The Senate commit
tee of which Senator Clarke of Wyo
ming Is chairman mado n full investi
gation regarding tho lands while In
tho Indian Territory last Septembor.
It will soon submit to the senate a
plan by which they may dispose of for
tho Indlnns' benefit.
Commissioner I.cupp proposes that
the Indians retain the lands, develop
them nnd pocket tho profits. Ho says
ho knows of no reason why they
should not be tho beneficiaries In
stead of railroads and coal companies.
Ho has embodied his plan in. a bill
which will bo Introduced in tho house
nnd senate when congress ro-convenes
He has submitted this bill to Presi
dent Huoscvelt, Commissioner Gar-
field, Secretary Hitchcock and mem
bers of tho senate Indian committee,
all of whom, it Is understood, favor
It. Tho commissioner says tho cor
imrntlon plan Is the most practical
plan that has been proposed for tho
management of tho Indians' property.
According to tho bill, tho corpora
tion will havo n very distinguished
board of directors. It will consist of
tho President of tho United States,
tho Secretary of tho Treasury, tho
Secretary of tho Interior, the secretary
of Commerce nnd Labor, tho commis
sioner of Indlnn nffalrs, a full-blood
Choctaw nnd a bullflood Chlckasr.w.
Tho principal offlco of the corporation
la to bo tho office of tho secretary of
Tho president of tho United States
Is to bo president of tho board and
tho secretary of tho interior tho trea'
urer nnd transfer agent. The board of
directors named aro to servo until tho
citizenship rolls of tho two tribes
shall havo been approved by tho sec
retary of tho Interior.
Tho bill expressly provides that
none of the directors shall bo liable
for tho debts of tho corporation. Tho
company Is to bo known us tho "Choc
taw-Chickasaw Coal and Asphalt
Tho company Is authorized "to ex
for an amount to bu fixed by tho board
of directors and It is to be divided
Into such number of shares ns will
enable tho board to Issue to each In
dian a certificate for his per capita
amount. An Indian cannot sell his
stock without tho written consent of
tho secretary of tho Interior
Tho company Is nuhorlzcd "to ex
plore for, mine, produce, purchase,
sell and transort coal and asphalt,
to prospect for, extract, refine nnd
trnnsjKirt oil to lease for tho mining
of coal nnd asphalt and the extraction
of oil, any of tho deiastts In or under
the segregated lands, and to lease
or sell or convoy tho surface of any
of them, whether within tho limits of
Incorporated or unincorporated towns,
In tracts not exceeding 1C0 acres to
any one purchaser on such terms as
tho board of directors may deter
mine. Tho holdings of the corporation are
not to bo tuxed, but tho stock muy
bo taxed for school purposes. The
I. T., MONDAY KVKNINO, DECEMBER HI,
I nit profits aro to bo disbursed In tho
I form of dividends to (lie stockholil
ers Tho bill provides that the cor
poration shall bo created for twenty
the ears and that It may be further
extendi il by act of conmess.
Commissioner I.cupp will go before
the Indian committees and make a
statement In support of his plan. He
believes that every Indian tribe In the
country should be formed Into u cor
porntlou to conduct Its own business
AN IMPORTANT MEETING.
OF COMMERCIAL CLUBS OF IN
DIAN TERRITORY JAN 3.
To Be Held In This City A Campaign
of Properly Advertising This
Section Is to Be Mapped
Perhaps otto of th oEt Important
meetings of tho State Federation of
Commercial clubs of this stnlo will
bo held In this city on January 3. All
of Hie clubs will send delegates hero
and about 100 will lc In attendance.
Tho meeting nt this time Is fraught
with much Importance to this sectlv
of tho state, as a campaign for thu
future development of tho now stato
Is to be discussed and all of tho
clubs will meet together to map out n
campaign to induce settlers to come
Into tills section, and to ngreo on n
conservative campaign of properly ad
vertising tho various cities.
be discussed will be tho removal of
restrictions, on certain of the Indian
In nil probability recommendations
will be made to the constitutional
convention to havu Incorporated pro
visions concerning municipal taxation,
so as Improvements may be made.
J. W. Schwarz of Chelsea Is presl-
We ThanK You
A H ire croas the houndarrof thenewjoarwewliihtQthank thorn who havo
honored ui with their confidence ami trade during th year that In luit.
Vestrltto proti-ct and promote the Interrntaof our customers Inewry
way and am uratlUed t note the venerous renponae this policy ttrlnir.
The year l'- waa In everyway the luont autlifactory wo havo evor had and
we are pleaied to expreia oar appreciation of the favors shown ua.
We aaiure our cuatomera that w ahall during IJ? make every effort to serve
them even better than In thu past.
We extend to all ilncere wlahes for a happy and proipernua New Year,
F. J. RAMSEY, Druggist
One of tho Imiiortnnt mattera to
dent, nnd tho secretary of tho South
McAlester club Is secretary.
NEW YEAR HOLIDAY.
All Banks and Federal Offices Will
Be Closed A Number of Amuse
ments Scheduled to Be on
Tomorrow will bo generally observ
ed as holiday by tho banks and public
buildings In this city. All of tho
federal offices will bo closed and the
post office, will observo Sunday hours.
A number of business bouses will
also be closed for tho day.
The society folks of tho city will bo
kept busy paying their new year calls.
In the amusement line, tho lleggar
Princo opera company will give n
matinee, and a performance at night.
The nlmrods will bo out In full forco
all over tho country nnd what game
that Is not killed by unerring shots
wilt In all probability be scared to
Tomorrow being a holy day of obli
gation mass will be read at 10 o'clock
JAMES J. WALLiTAPF,
Subscrlbo for Tho Ardmorelte.
SUBURB OF WASHINGTON SCENE
OF RAILWAY DISASTER.
ESTIMATED DEAD ARE FORTY
Victims Residents of Washington and
Vicinity Train Officials Under Ar
rest Many Acts of Heroism
Ily Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 31 Late this af'
ternoon, the number of dead In the
Baltimore and Ohio wreck had reach
ed fifty-three. .
Ily Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 31. Tho list of
dead ns a lentil t of tho appalling II. il
tlmore & Ohio wreck last night had
readied forty-seven this afternoon.
Inquiry at thu various hospitals sIiowh
the condition of n number of the Injur
ed Is regarded as hopeless. The In
Juted number over fifty.
Ily Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 31. The total
number killed In the rear-end collis
ion on thu Halt I more & Ohio railroad
nt Terra Cottn. I). C, three miles from
Washington, last night, Is estimated
tl.Is morning at about forty, and tho
The wreck was caused by nn en
gine drawing eight empty cars, run
ning Into n local train, known ns tho
Frederick express, Just ns tho passen
ger train hail pulled out from the
station bound for this city.
Euglneer lllldebrand who was In
charge of the "dead" train, and who
was arrested, declared that on ac
count of thu densu fog, he was un
able to distinguish tho signal light
near Terra Cotta. Tho tower operator
declared the danger signal was In
Its proper place and Illldebraud's train
passed the tower Btallon at the rate
of fifty miles an hour.
Scores of persons visited tho morgue
last night and this morning to assist
In tho Identification. Eight unknown
dead aro there. Most of tho victims
were residents of Washington nnd su
burbs Flvo members of tho crew of
tho; rain causing tho wreck wero
placed under arrest. Tho officials aro
unable to fix tho responsibility and
have begun an Investigation on tho
scene, ufter midnight, before all tho
dead could bo collected.
Tho residents of Terra Cotta gath'
erod and promptly began thlo work
of removing the dead and rescuing thu
Injured, many of whom wero wedged
between tho wreckage. A number
dlod beforo they could bo rnacucd,
Many acts of heroism and selt-sacrt-flco
wero performed. Threo hours at
ter tho crash police and citizens were
still taking bodies from the great pile
of wreckage, which was strewn for a
quarter of a mllo along tho track.
Several bodies were ground to pulp.
As the Injured were taken from tho
debris and whllo physicians wero glv
Ing them all relief possible. Catholic
priests wero administering tho last
rites to the dying.
Nothing since the Ford theater dis
aster, which occurred about 15 years
jngo, when a large number of govern
tin nt clerks were killed by the col-
I lapse of a portion of the building, has
produced such n Bhock so tho disaster
of last ulght. No qther railroad nc-
cldeti, In the District of Columbia
has approached It In niHgnltuile.
A dense fog niu a drlssllng rnlti
prevnlled throughout tho day nnd
night and the Inability of tho englnco'
of the rear train lo see the signal
showing that another ti.iln wns In
the block Is attributed the cause of
the accident. The grade at , the place
where the tragedy occurred I down
ward nnd tho tracks were slippery.
The Frederick train, which It run
on Sundays on!. Is largely for the ao
oomiiiOTlatloit of those w ho have gone
to the suburbs on Sunday and for tho
benefit of church goers who desire lo
tliid services. In Washington at
night am! presumably ft number of
the latter wore on the tralc. It lenes
Frederick City at S minutes past I
o'clock In the afternoon and Is sched
uled to reach Terra Cotta about G:lf
o'clock. Tho train was ainout on
lime Ins, night when the crash came.
At first, owing to tho Impenetrable
ciottd It wng Impossible to delerinlre
the extent of the disaster ami early
rumors placed the number of killed
nt higher figures than those which
pitved, later, to lie nccurntn.
A special train wns sent to Terra
Cotta last night and brought the In
jured whino wounds had been hnstllly
dressed and those wero sent nround
to the various hospitals. Threo died
on the way to the city and one died
In one of tho hospitals.
The englno of tho reo: trnlu Is said
to be one of thu largest and latest
type of passenger engines used on
the road. The fact of its size prob
ably sad it from total destruction
and because of this Hairy illldehrand
nnd Ills fireman escaped with their
lives, lllldebrand Is said to havo
been a substitute.
Tho wrecked train wns composed of
an engine, n smokor and two day
coaches. Tho two rear coaches wero
iVdiiccd to kindling nnd 'rtio rear
of the smoker was telescoped.
Tratllc was delayed by thi accident
and It wns after midnight before the
bodies of thu dead could be brought
to this city.
There was an cntlro nbsenco of any
theft. As soon ns possible tho bodies
were covered nnd laid aside to nwalt
the coming of trains sent from the
city to bring them here. Many pa
thetic sccnos wero enacted in tho vi
cinity of tho wreck ns relatives
searched amid the wrcckago in thu
larkness for the bodies of their loved
From the nppearanco of tho bodies,
It Is believed that nearly all U'e vic
tims wero killed outright, or died with
in a few minutes nfter tho accident.
ROBBED PULLMAN PASSENGERS.
Two Men Do Western Act In Old
Ily Associated Press.
Itlchmond, Vn., Dec. 31 Near La
crosse on the Seaboard I.lno early
this morning, tw.o men, who hail
boarded tho train ns passengers, en
tered tho Bleeper and rubbed tho pas
Bcngers of $800 In money besides
their Jewelry. Ono of them remained
In tho day coach, whllo tho other went
through tho slccpr. Tho Pullman con
ductor attempted to arrest tho second
man, when ho shot him. The man In
tho Pullman then pulled tho emergen
cy curd and both escaped.
Says It's Unconstitutional.
3y Associated Press.
Louisville, Dec. 31. Judgo Walter
Evans of tho Fedornl court today de
clared tho employers' liability act as
Murderers Are Captured.
Ily Associated Press.
Astor, Kans.. Doc. 31. Tho posse
that for several days has been hunt
Ing tho two alleged murderers of Mar
shall Frlsblo of 1-amar, Coh., today
located tho second man under tho
floor of tho school bouse hero, Ono of
tho men surrendered yesterday after
barricading himself In n school houso
and cxcl'anglng shots wlih his pir
Police Court Dull.
Thcro was nothing of any Import
ance In tho pollco court this morning,
A vag was given his liberty with the
understanding ho would seek other
parts. This ho promised to do nd
when last scon was making for the
south. Otherwise the police court wns
a quiet place.
PURE FOOD AND
THERE WILL bE DELAY IN START.
ING THC NEW LAW.
THE APPROPRIATION FAILED
Congress Adjourned Without Voting
the Funds Necessary to Carry Out
tho New Aet and Put the Machin
ery In Operation.
Washington, lc, 31. "Failure on
tho imrt of congress to mnke an np
proprlntlon to carry Into effect tho
liuro food nnd drugs act,'' said Dr. II.
W. Wiley, chief the llurenit of Chnmls.
try, of tho Agricultural Department,
"will delay putting Into operation tho
machinery for making the law effect
he. It will be a month or six weeks,
perhaps two months, before our forco
can bo organized on u working basis,
Just before congress adjourned for
tho holidays, nu appropriation of $250,
000 was mado to be used for tho en
forcement of tho law up to July iHt.
next. I have asked to civil service
commission for seventy-live addition
al employes to assist In tho work. As
booh ns they nre certified nnd appoint
ed wo will get to work vigorously"
I bo cmployeg requostod will bo
chemists nnd Inspectors. They will
bo used not only In Washington, hut
In various parts of tho country. Tho
list of eligible) will not bo ready,
perhaps, beforo the middle of January
or tho first of February. Under tho
provisions of the civil scrvlco law, a
teniporury forco of employes might
hnve been appointed by tho secretary
of agriculture, hut It wns deemed In
expedient to put temporary employes
In places of the ltlnd, ns thoy scarce
ly would bo ablo to learn their du
ties beforo tho civil scrvlco commis
sion presented n list for permanent
It Ib expected that nnd or more of
tho Inspectors will bo stationed In
each Btate. They will bo charged
with the duty of discovering violations
of (lie law and bringing them to tho
attention of tho secretary of agricul
ture. Tho chemists will bo employed
In various government laboratories to
examine such food products ns mny
bo submitted to them.
"It Is my desire," said. Dr. Wiley,
"to work, bo far as may bo possible,
In conjunction with tho nuthorlllea of
tho various states, many of which now
have puro food departments. In tomo
Instances, perhaps, wo may bu ablo to
employ tho stato chemists In our work.
for tho work of both tho stato and
national authorities Is toward a com
mon result When thoso chemists dis
cover Impurity In, or adulterations of,
food products they will turn their nn
nlysos over to us and tho national
government will Instltuto prosecutions
under tho act of congress.
"Whllo tho puro food law Is not In
actual forco yet, It has becu In forco
In nn Important way for several
months. Manufacturers all over tho
country havo beey adjusting their
business to It and I am glad to bo ablo
to say that a great majority of them
havo shown a disposition to meet the
requirements of tho law with as little
objection as could havo beon expected.
Most of tho manufacturers affected
by tho law are honest. Many articles
of food that wero bad wero put on tho
market under tho stress o competi
tion. The manufacturers of these al
ready havo changed their methods to
accord with tho law, becauso they
know tho law will bo a protection to
them as well as to tho customer.
Somo mon, perhaps, will try to ovade
tho law. Those aro tho fellows wo aro
after and wo will bo able, under this
law, to got them. It affords absoluto
protection to tho honest manufacturer
and tho Innocent consumer, and
through tho agricultural department,
as soon ns wo get our force Into
working shapo, both of these classes
will bo given Justice"
Petition In Bankruptcy.
Edgar Smith, a merchant of Madlll,
filed a voluntary petition In bankrupt
cy this morning. Liabilities amount
to $9,075.35; assets $3,702.75. Tho lar
gest creditor was tho Itaclno Saddlery
Co., of Dallas, Texas.