The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 149, Ed. 1, Sunday, May 1, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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AIUWIOHK. INI). TKR.. Sl'NDAY MOHXINtt MA V 1. Uu4
SUBS6RIPTI0M 500 PER I0NM!
PRESIDENT PRESSED THE BUT
TON WHEELS IN MOTION.
Along the Broad Avenues and Spa
cicus Terraces of the Gteat Ivory
City Representatives of All
Nations Elbowed Eaeh.
im cieat Louisiana Purchase ISx-
ni'iii ai 8t. I.ouls Is now. lu full
it was opened nt 1 o'clrck Sat-
.i a veritable galaxy o( beauty
.ii. a i ongrono of nations. All Ku-
wa. represented. Overhead
ne.i flags of every nation and yet
. .... aiJL floated the stars and s'rlpes
smuImiI of liberty and asylum to
t ! (iniJii'sscd of the whole ear.h
Is Set In Motion.
Wns.ilngton 1). C. April SO. lit
liiiilluiup with the request cl l.;o
i1 ctor-t of the Louisiana Purchase
i:pislilin Uio president opened hc
exposition by wire from the Whlto
Huiisp shortly after 1 o'clock today.
Arrang-monts wore simple In detnll.
Immediately upon the complotlon of
tin wlic circuit Into the exposition
t ui.!s the president wii notlflifi'
. ' it-paired to the east r-'jm where
( c were assembled the justices of
t i I iiited State supreme court
I. . mi mbers of the diplomatic corps
a-.il a number of other guests of note
Ihc arrangements contemplated a
rro.npi opening cf the exposition at
noon central time but thero wcro a
few minutes delay In making tho llnal
preparations. I'resldont Hooscvelt
blood at tho key chatting with those
about him. In the course of the con
versation ho expressed regret nt his
inability to be' present at the opening
f the exposition in person but snld
that In hoped ho might bo nblo to
visit tho great fair Inter In the year
A few minutes after 1 o'clock a mos
fcugo from President Francis raying
that all was ready and requesting that
tl.c machinery of the exposition bo
started was ticked off tho wlro and
handed to President Hcosovelt. Mr.
Roosevelt then gently pressed on the
Morse key which nctlon Instantly
gave the signal to tho St. I-ouls end
and put In motion tho-whelo of tho
exposition. A few minutes later a
missago of congratulation was sent
by the president and n reply received
Urom Mr. Francis saying that tho
piogram wns carried out successful.
ly and everybody wns In n wild hut
rah over tho opening.
Oil Near Conway.
Tho Ada Asphajt company nro now
down over 200 feet with their pros
pect oil well near Conway. They liavo
passed through two good velii3 of oil
but their intentions are to go down
at least 2000 foot.
Tho drill is averaging six or eight
feet per day and their entire forco
is centralized nt this point.
In n letter from A. L. Welsh presi-
dent of Pontotoc Oil nnd (las com-
rany who Is now at Kansas City to
Duko Stone .Mr. Welsh says that he
will leave that placo for Ada probably
Ho states thnt ho has secured tho
necessary niacKlncry for tho prospect
drilling and thnt It would arrivo with-
in n few weeks. Ada News.
South McAlester to Red River.
(Jiithrlo. Ok.. April 30. F. II. Kel-
logg of South McAlester tonight filed
application hero for n charter for tho
South McAlester Ued Hlvcr and Gulf
Hallway company to be constructed
clgiity minis. south from South McAl-
ester to Red river for tho purpose of
developing tho 2000000 acres of pine
lands soon to bo nllotted in the Choc
taw Nation. Tho company has J2-'
000.000 capital stock". Tho Incorpora-
tors arc II. II. Klrlspatrlck president
of Paris Texas; W. G. Welmer vice-
president nnd F. II. Kellogg secre-
tary and treasurer of South McAles-
tor Don Carlos Smith nnd H. w.
Tcntocost of Guthrie.
LAST OF LYCEUM COURSE Col.
Ilnm Opora Honso Monday night
Tho Pierian cllib will moot on
Wednesday afternoon nt 3 o'clock
with Mrs John Whltoman. Each
member Is urged to be present.
ltev. J. A. Eskcw la here from
Joan Reach was thrown from hi
wagon yesterday evening In a runa-
way and received Injuries that result-
ed In concussion cf tbe brain. Mi.
Beach is a larmor from the Lebanon
community it Is thought that he
Dr. llntson has sufficiently recover-
ee Trcm his recent Injuries sustained
lu a runaway to resume the practice
o' ids profession.
The coming session of the Federal
rourt and the prospective official fur-
nish topics for much thought and
O. F. Dorchester has some strong
endorsements for the position of of-
fice deputy and will doubtless land
the place. Hi- has the endorsements
o' tbe entire party In tbe territory be-
sides jnany others.
VI. O. House who is an aspirant for
the clerkship has endorsements
equally as strong and If the party
1111s tho offices with home men en eh
of these gentlemen will receive the
appointments they eek.
Anions the new people who lmve
recently moved to Jhe town U J. W.
Humphreys formerly of Nocomi Tex-
as. Mr. Iltiiuphreys has put lu a
splendid line of goods ami Is nlroady
enjoying n llboral trade.
10. White the blacksmith this week
purehntcd the residence property be-
longing to' "Wallace Hunter on East
Sid Iliirnoy returned homo from
Mill Crdek Monday where he had been
on business with tho townslte com-
mission. He wns called on account of
tho Illness of Mrs. IJurnoy.
O. I.. I.ove who has been at Hot
Springs Ark. tor some time for his
health is hore nnd will spend some
time with his parents. Ho was ac-
companied home by Will Uyni.
lnsley 1.. Strange a prominent law-
yer from Coalgute was hero this
week prospecting with a view of lo-
.Mrs. W. W. Smith accompanied by
her llftlo son Richard visited rela-
tives In GnliiesvTric this week.
.Miss Florenco Davis who is attend-
ing a business college at Ardniore Is
hero at homo this week quite 111.
11. 12. Draughon who wns so serious-
ly hurt In a runaway recently Is re-
covering rapidly and will lie out In
n short time.
Ml' and Mrs. Geo. W. Chnncollor
and Miss MuttIo Chancellor of Aril-
more woro the guests of relatives In
the city this week.
The Utile daugliter of Robert' Don-
son and wife has been quite sickNthls
week from nn attack of mcnslos.
Arch Robinson of Gainesville has
accepted a position with tho Steph-
ens Kennerly Spraglns company nt
this placo nnd entered upon his duties
Will Give Return Passes
St. Paul Minn.. April 30. Tho Dis-
Tho pass ngreement adopted by
Western roads n few months ngo by
which nil lines tarrying cattlo ship-
ments agreed to discontinue the prac-
tice of granting shippers of stock re-
turn passed has been abrogated.
Tho Iown railroad commission
threatened to Issue nn order reducing
tho intes on cattle through Iown.
Rather than suffer a loss of revenue
through reduced rates tho railroads
will resume the Issue of return passes.
Suljy's Plans for Future.
BaltImo"re Mr. April 30. Daniel J.
Sully tho cotton king arrived In Balti-
more early this morning on his wny
from tho cotton section of the South
tor New York. In spenklng of his lu-
turo plans he said:
"1 want to mako one announcement
whlcJi has never boon given out lie-
foro and which I think will intorest.
my friends tho bears of the New-
York I2xchange. I nuvor intend to
buy another bnlo or cotton in tho
speculative market. My day of use-
fulness on tho cotton oxchnngo has
past. I shall in a short tlmo orgnulzo
a large company whoso business will
bo the enro and scientific handling of
cotton from tho tlmo It leaves tho
fleld till It reaches tho consumer."
HAM Opora House Monday night.
Tho Fabian man-tailored skirts aro
tho besl and thoyi will fit you. Special
prices for ten days nt tho
nn.n a r n-i nVi v ri t- nnnnr
HEAR COL. HAM MONDAY NIGHT.
MAKES HER FIRST MOVE FOR
Order Issued to Equip and Prepare
Seventy-two Thousand Troop at
Onee Work of Mobilization
Entrusted to Japanese.
Pekln April 8( What may bo re-
garded as the first definite move on
tho part of the Chinese government
U prepare to take part lu the wur be-
tween Japan anil Russia was taken
today when an Imperial order was Is
sued to the viceroys to equip nnd pre
pare for actlvo service nt once 72000
t loops. This In addition to the men
already lu the field will give China
an army of not far from 200iioo men
armed with modern rifles equipped
with modern munitions and In tho
mn'n drilled In accord with modern
irlllinry methods and officered by fair-
ly competent men.
Many of the wlsetst nnd most pow-
erlul statesmen lu tho country not the
least of whom was Yuan Shi Kni af-
ter the Iloxer troubles realized that
to maintain her Independence China.
must learn to fight and they have
been persistently nl work over since.
Like most Orientals the Chlucso
are a secretive people. Tho work of
making an army theroforo has been
Intrusted to tho Japanese because
their work would net nttract attention
and the work has been done very
quietly but much more effectively
than the Europeans or Americans
have and idea of.
Letter from John H. Stephens.
House of Roprosontntlvcs Wash-
ington April 2Cth 1001. Mr. Hobt.
H. Wo3t Ardmore I. T. My Dear
Sir: Your letter of -recent dato at
hand lu regard to section four of the
stntehood bill; It was ovTdently de-
signed by the Republicans to forco
negroes in Tho public" schools with
tho whltos nnd should thoreforo bo
lesisted to tho end by every man op-
posed to negro equality. 12vory Dem-
ocrat In the houso voted ngalnst this
bill nnd as they are already on
record ngalnst It. you need no fur-
ther evldonco of Democratic opposi-
tion section four being one of Its
most objectlonnblo features. Ancth-
ei fenturo to which all Democrats ob-
ject Is that ono uniting Now Mexico
nnd Arizona Into ono state as this Is
n political outrngo nnd dono by the
Republicans In order to maintain
their ascendency In tho United
States senate. Tho Republicans do
not Intend to pass this-bill at this
sosslon of congress but thoy may
forco It through tho senate next win-
ter. Very truly yours.
JNO. II. STEPHENS.
Billion Feet of Timber
Muskogee. I. T. April 30. The
Dawes commission received n tele-
gram from tho secrctnry of tho In-
terior orderl'ilg It to throw open for
allotment of the Choctaw Indlnns in
tho Chowtaw Nation 1117000 acres
oi timber lands that have been thus
far withheld from allotment.
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I in; k ui uiiii-iu liiuii UIIIL'O III AlO-.
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mi win ne instructed ni onco to re-
ceive applications tor nllotment of the
Choctaw Imllnus. Tho records of
tho Dnwes commission show that
thero Is 1198.882.000 feet of good nicr-
ehantable timber on tho lands.
Democratic Club Organized at Byar3.
A party consisting of Judge Fur-
man of Ardnioro Attornoys Chns.
llagg and A. F. Pyoatt and tho Enter-
prise editor wont out to Hynrs yester-
day aftornoon to bo present and as-
sist In tho organization- of n Demo
cratic club nt that placo.
The object of tho meeting was
stntod by Chas llagg after which
Judge Furmnn wns called to the
stand and 'dollvored a rousing
speech which was applauded from be-
ginning to end. As an cntortalner
nnd ono capable of working up en
thusiasm tho Judge hns few equals.
At tho close of tho speech a club was
nrgnlzod and nilmcd In his honor tho
Henry M. Furmnn Democratic club.
nnd elected tho following officers:
Dad Richardson prosldont; J. G. Sl-
ier vice-president: J. M. Nichols sec-
retary and W. 12. Lokoy treasurer.
Pauls Valley Enterprise.
SIMMONS NEGRO MURDERER
WILL HANG TOMORROW.
Case Takes Less Than Three Hours
All Told Criminal Waives Rights
and Will Baptized Today.
A Strong Gu.rd.
Austin. April 30. Tho -ae of the
ftato agalust Henry Simmons alias
llllums was qmeuiy disposed of In
the district court lien- today.
Ho waa tried convicted and sen-
ten . ml io be hauled next Monday for
the murder of Miss l.ula Bandbwg.
It 'ook less than three hours to do
this. The murder was committed n
week ngo yesterday. The perpetrator
oi the crime voluntarily waived his
light tor an Interval of thirty days be-
tween his conviction ami his execu-
tion. He told nla attorneys thnt he did
not want to be hanged today because
It was Friday but Hint he wns willing
to die next Monday. Ho wild thnt ho
wauled two or three days In which to
prepare to meet his God. I7o snld
that he wanted to be" baptised on
Sunday and that he wanted his wire
who lives In Kills county to coino to
AiiKtln to see him before he Is hang-
ed. On tho outside of the court house
the five military organisations stood
guard while within the court room
tuere were stationed about 13u depu-
t sheriffs nnd as ninny spectators as
could crowd Into the large room. It
was packed as close ns sardines.
There was no disorder or incidents of
Tho negro showed fear but pload-
ed guilty without quivering
Call up tho Ardmore Business Col
logo when in need of an oxpert ston
DOINGS AT DUNCAN.
To tho Ardnioroiro.
Duncan I. T April 30. A light
rain begun falling hero about
o'clock this morning and continued
steadily until 10 o'clock which laid
the dust nnd cooled the atmosphere.
Prospects are splendid for crops in
W. I. Gilbert returned last night
from Pauls Valloy whore ho has boon
In attendance on court.
O. T. Toombs an attorney of Clay
ton N. M. has been lu tho city for
several days looking over the town
with a view of investing In property
and locating hero with his family.
A good many straugors have been
In town the past week attracted by
tho many advantages this section af
fords and tho probability of tho new
railroad being completed to Duncan
by September 1. Several of them
have Indicated au Intention of locat-
ing at this point.
Tho newly elected city officials
have been sworn In and entered upon
their duties with a vigor that prom-
ises much good for the welfare of the
The Duncan Democratic club will
nieot Saturday night for tho transac
tion of Important business chlolly
le r tho endorsement of a candidate tor
national committeeman. The lndi
cations aro that It. W. Dick of .'.rU-
more will bo tho choice of the club.
Tho ladles of tho I. T. C. club of
Duncan met with tho ladles of tho
Marlow club half way between Dun-
con nnd Marlow yestorday and rpent
n very pleasant day's outing. The
husbands of the ladles went nit as
Boosts and enjoyed themselves Im-
mensely. Tho .Marlow correspondent of the
rdmorcite is evidently mlsliitormed
in regnnl lo the sottlemont of Uio af-
l".lrs of tho Into Merchants' nm! Plant-
i rs' bank. A proposition of 60 cents
on tho dollar was made Jiy tho bank
iiiid accepted by the depositors ami
part of the money Is now up for this
purpose and tho balance will be paid
In a few days.
All those who lccl dlsposod to do
so can greatly aid the cause of char-
ity toward the poor If they will loavo
their contribution of clothing nt W.
C Kondnll's store on West Main
street. BENEVOLENT ASS'N.
Chief Portsr Appoints North Carolina
Man Creek Attorney.
Chief Porter has appointed W. 12
Motto of North uCrollna to succeed
A. P. Murphy as attorney for the
i ieek Nation and has asked the ec-
utary of the Interior to approvo Ills
appointment. Motte Is a borthor-ln-law
of Senator Pritchard.
Murphy in the meantime. Is holding
on and says he will Bring suit for his
salary. Until the courta settlo the
affair there wllPbe two attorney
claiming lo represent the Creeks In
cane Secretary Hitchcock approves
the new appointment.
Just received new line of the Fa-
bian man-tailored skirts. They are
real swell and awful cheap at the
10-2 -A RDM OR 13 DRY GOODS CO
DISASTROUS TO SULPHUR.
Segregation of Land Practically Wipes
Out Business Section.
A special Horn Sulphur lo the Kan-
sas City Journal auys: '
Itullilltig operations ate at a com-
plete standstill lu Sulphur on account
of the aegregutlon by the secretary of
the interior of quite two-thirds of tho
business and residence portions of the
townslto. which Is to bo added to the
reservation. The new segregation
amounts to 217 acres and practically
wipes out the business aection of tho
city. Nearly 200 families will bo
left hnmedess temporarily at least
when the government takes posses-
sion of the property which the bill
provides shall be done within ninety
days after the passage by congress
of this anieuilnienl to the Indian up-
The movo lo have this land segre-
gated originated locally lu the desire
to Increase the value of ronl estate
In other parts of tho townslto. Tho
eltects em tho business Intorosts of
Sulphur have been most disastrous
and the end Is not yet. Those who
have been deprived of their homos
strenuously object to being compelled
to pay ' tho enhanced prices for lots
whore an attempt Is being made to
iocntc tho buslnoss conlor and arc
laying plans to avoid doing so by es-
tablishing an entirely now business
Tho situation Is most unfortunnte
and will have tho effect of retarding
tho growth of tho town for some time
nt lenst. Hut those differences. It Is
believed will adjust themselves lu the
courso or events and Sulphur as a
health resort will become one of tiio
lending towns of tho torrltory.
Bar Association Banquet.
FolTowing Is tho program for tho
annual banquet to bo given by tho
Indian Territory Rar Association at
South McAlester Juno 15:
Toastmastor Charles H. Stuait
Lawyers' Pleasures and Relaxation!!
James A. Hngormuu St. Inils pres
ident American Bar Association.
A Callt'ornlan's Impression of tho
B. I. T. Judgo Henry S. Footo.
Justice Administered In tho Indian'
Teriltory'"WhIlo You Wnlt" Preston
C. West Muskogoo.
Ambitions of a Young lawyer D.
II. Llncbnitgh Atoka.
The Moral Aspects of an Indlnn Ter
ritory Trust Company Guy P. Cobb
Mnrshals and Mayors S. M. Ruther
Who Would Bo a Judgo Albort
Ronnie "Pnula Valloy.
Motivos Which Prompt legislators
for Mnklng Inwa for tho Indian Tor-
iltory; fCO.OOO prize for a correct solu-
tionEdgar B. Smith Vlnlta: A. C.
Cruco Ardmoro; Clifford h. Jackson
The Taylors Divorced.
Knoxvillo Tenn.. April 30. Mrs. It.
I.. Taylor was granted n divorce from
OX-Govornor Hobort U Taylor In the
tlunncery court today after the dis
position of n few witnesses had boeu
lead. The quostlon of nllmony was
reforrod to tho clerk nnd master for
Mr. Taylor has sorvod thrco terms
as govornor of Tonnossoe. Mrs. Tay
lor was Mrs. Alice Fltz Hill of Tus-
caloosa Ala. boforo hor mnringo to
tho ox-governor Hired years ago.
Both hnd children by former mar
rlagos anil this It Is allogod caused
Don't forget that wo will soli you
tho samo goods for loss mauoy than
any house In Ardmore.
on.o AiinuniiR rvnv nnnno nn
NO PROSPECTS OF AVOIDING ONE
ON SANTA FE.
Company Issues a Warnlnfl and Will
PrOMeutt Those Who Interfere
With Business or Injurs Prop-
erty of tho Company.
Washington April 30. There l n
prospect of voiding the general
Htrike of machinists of the Santa 1'
inllroad system according to Pn
dent Jamos O'Connell of the fntcnw
tional Association of Machinists in
returned from Donvor thta mornin
Tbe last overtures to the comp.tu
are now being made pending in
formal strike order which may be l
sued May 1.
Notice has been given that all !"-
sons aiding lu the proapeotive strike
will be held Individually and 'jointly
tesponslble for all damage done t
persons. proierty or business throunn
Tho company's warning renrta:
"Tho Atchison Topeka and Santa
Po ' Railroad company has i" uepr
fully advised as to the threats mad -r.nd
the proiiosed means devised by
certain representatives of the Inter
national Association of Machinists t '
Injure Its prosperity and Interfere wlt'i
Its business and employes and im
pede the same. It Intends to keep
a closo watch upon ovory person con
nectod with tho strlko and upon all
proceedings and will spare no means
to that end so as not only to Imposo
a civil liability but to seo that all
evil-doers aro brought to justice It
will prosccuto to Jiidgmont all suits
ngalnst members of snld association
and othor co-conspirators for damages
to Its property and buslnoss growing
out of any and nil unlawful acts diir
lug tho strike and will seo that the
Individual property of -euch mcmbors
nnd otiTors Implicated is to satisfy any
When the strlko Is ordorod It will
go Into effect throughout tho system
slmiiltniioously President McConnell
calling out tho lodges by wlro.
No Developments at Cleburne.
Cloburne Tox. April 30. Thoro Is
no now developments In the Santa Fo
stilko situation hore. The idea scorns
to prevail that thoro will bo a strlko
but no ono seems willing to go Into
no explanation of tho matter.
CRUM IS AGAIN APPOINTED.
For a Fifth Time President Roosevelt
Names Negro as Collector.
Washington April 30. Congress
had been adjourned hardly an hour
boforo Prosldont Roosevelt made
tho recess appointment of Dr.
William D. Criim n negro as collector
of customs at Charleston S. C. This
Is tho fifth tlmo this appointment has
been made Uio scnato having failed
to tako action ono way or tho other
For National Committeeman.
Robt. L. Willinms of Durant candt
dato for natlonnl committeeman was
In tho city for a brlof tlmo Friday
nfturnoon. In spenklng of tho present
rnco for tills olllco Mr. Willinms said
that tho Durant district had endors
ed him solidly. Tho towns that have
taken acflon In thnt district nil o"
which nro for Williams aro Colbert
Storrott Caddo Canoy Mead Blue
Bokchllo Boiinlngton Boswell Ato-
ka Wapanuckn Coalgato Tupolo
Philips and I.ehlgh.
In the Antlers district tho follow-
ing towns have ondorsed Williams:
Antlers Hrtgo Grant and Sopor. Some
clubs liavo not taken nctlon yet but
Hnlley has not n town on his list of
endorsements so far.
Tho South McAIostor district will
go for Halloy.
In tho Poteau district Halloy lias
Potcati and Monroo whllo Williams
has Rod Oak Wlstor Heavcnor and
Mr. Williams Is of tho opinion that
be has n splendid chanco of shutting
out Halloy In ovory district oxcopt
In Hntloy's homo district and belloves
that ho wllgo Into tho convention
with forty-four Instructed votes to
Dr. Halloy's cloven. Wlthlti tho noxt
week Mr. WfUInms will Invado tho
Chlckn?att uatlon and mako soma
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