The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 231, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 4, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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ABDMOJtK. 1ND. 'J'Eli. THURSDAY KVHX1NU. AL'CUST -J 1904
(MWM 508 PER 10111) KUJIBKK 231
WHY M'LISH WILL BECHOSEN
HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF
They Are in the Majority and Will Vote Against an Attorney Fee of
$1728000 which Means ir Actual Figures a Little More
than $20000 a Year for 86 Years. Cast Your
Vote for an Honest Governor.
That the Jobnstpnfprcea aro In
deapcrato straits- tajojjealed by the
jfuct that they areliiOTJ engaged In
tho publication ot a circular which
thoy will unload on tho Chlckaaaw
voters In the closing hours of tho
campaign. From start to finish It Is
a tissue of lies. Indeed their cam-
paign rests entirely on lies whisky
and a large corruption fund.
In marked contrast Is the campaign
of McLlsh. Ho has no corruption
lund no whlskoy commissary aud ho
detests a liar. Tho writer In his ar-
ticles for the Ardmorelte hai gather-
ed facts from tho record which now
form a part of the history of the
In my first artlcte I stated tha: the
Chickasaw schools were the moat ex-
pensive in this country for the num-
ber of pupils taught.
In that statement I was fully borne
out by figures taken from the yearly '
report cf the supervisor of schools
for the Chickasaw Nation to the Sec-
retary of tne InteTior. On page 10
ot that report ho makes the following
statoment "That their schools nre
extravagantly oxpenslve and not only
largely inefficient but In ninny cases
positively detrimental to the bogt In-
terests of their own pupils." Again
on page 105. he sinter "Some radical
change la eminently desirable In Jus-
tice to tho children who are being
sacrificed to financial and political
purposes for at a far less expensi
than nt present all the-children of
tho nation citizen and non-cltlzen.
could "0 furnished with educational
advantages far superior lo those they
I also charged that when Johnston
was governor no drew fiom the
Chickasaw treasury fourteen thou-
sand and sevonty-nlno dollars and
eighty cents over nnd above tho
amount due him for salary as provld-
cd by law. This statement is from
tho books of the natlcn. Included In did so were the late Judge Carter
tho 'auditor's report and lix-Gov. Guy of tho Chickasaw
Tho statement that Mausfluld Mc-Nnflon who now resides at Sulphur.
Murray & Cornish had refused to ac- In 1S03. the time of the leased dis-
etpV the modest sum of fcwo hnndredtrlct payment. Hero were many prom-
and Afty thousand dollars as their feolnent Chickasaw citizens who main-
la tho court claimant case3 is taken talnod that inasmuch as that the true
frosi paje ot tho Secretary of the status ot the Inter-marrled citizens
Interior's printed letter to tho House remained undetermined they bad no
of Representatives of tho United right to participate In that payment.
States March 10. 1901 in whlch.he
states as follows:
"In approving tho contract tho de-
partment declared that tho total com-
pensation to bo paid tho attorneys
should not exceed two hundred am'
fifty thqusand dollars." Tho Secre-
tary In this samo letter states that
ho gave them 'till Mcch 1. 1S03 to
nccept his offer which to. ub his own
language "thoy rejected."
l P. ANDERSON President.
C. L. ANDEMSON CJhle".
Anlrnorc Indian Territory.
Designated Depository for Bankrupt Furttfc of Chickasaw Nation
Capital paid in $ V30rno OO
Surplus Funds . is'Kroo qq
Total .$24UvpOO OO
The oldest hank In I ri!nn Territory. Accounts of hrm l"i"luumi
solicited i.pi.n th must liberal terms consisting with Kort 1'anklnt'.
W. S. W0LVERTON & SON
Insurance Bonds Real Estates
mn ABSTRACTS. 1
The Larfre- and Stronrrest Afjency
in the Two Territories.
Managers. Ari3mor e Abstract Go.
General Agi;nts j '! ''I5 V''? l"'7;o- V
( ' uite.l a'nte Fidelity ttud Gimrnntv
CHICKASAW VOTERS WHO
In estimating Mansfield McMurray
& Cornish's tee of one million sev-
en hundred and twenty-olght thou-
sand dollars I used only the figures
from tho Secretary's letter.
The charge that the truly good
brother Johnston had Instruccid W.
B. Johnson Esq. to deposit to hl3
personal account something over four
hundred dollars ot the funJ.i belong-
ing to tho Chickasaw Nation Is a mat-
ter of record In the City N.Vlonal
Dank of Ardmore.
But why carry tho subject any
further? There Is not a single state
ment made from start to finish that
Is not entirely susceptible of proof
and the most romarkable part of It
all Is that there has been no attempt
made to deny any ot tho charges and
being afraid to meet them In the
broad open light of tho day they aro
preparing an eleventh hour cowardly
lying circular for distribution amongst
the Chickasaw voters
Mansflold McMurray & Cornish
tho truly good brother Johnston
Cousin Murray from Tishomingo and
the rest ot tnelr over-paid hirelings.
havo contented themselves In tollln
the voters what great men Mansfield
McMurray & Cornish are nnd what
a great .Moses tne truly good urotner
Johnston wns In finding them.
Tho inter-marrled citizenship mat-
ter and the court claimant cases are
tho burden cf their song from morn
Now for-tha facts In order that the
vcters may fully understand the true
situation in so far as these questions
In 1SSS Mr. Johnston was a most
prominent member and supporter of
the party who disfranchised tho Inter
On this point there
is not tho slightest grounds for con -
tradiction. as a matter of fact ho uov -
or raised his voice agaln3t their dls-
franchlsemont. Tho only one3 who
Who were tho ones who Insisted
t-tt they had a right to participate
In it? The men who are tdJay ad-
vocating In tho strongest manner pos-
sible the election of Ulchard McLlsh.
Net only did they Insist on thu fights
of the Inter-marrled citizens to par-
tlctpate In tho payment bitt tUoy
had their per capita sharo pal I out
to them nnd in doing So thoy Maid
I the way for their admission' aa" full
B. F. FRENSLEY Vlce-Pres
C. S. MAUPIN Ass't Cashier.
citUcns of tin- t'hn kasav Nation.
W.irre do we find the tru'y good
brother Johnston all this time? In
1S90 he was campaigning Panola
rounty in tho Interest of his party
urging their continuance In power ou
the grounds that they had disfranchis
ed the Intermarried citizens. Dur
ing the administration ot Gov. John-
ston when this present model ot all
that is good and great In this old
world of ours and who now occupies
a position as governor ot tho Chick-
asaw Nation which ho was n'sver
from any point ot view Intended to
fill when he discovered that ex-Gov-Byrd
was more popular than he
amongst the full bloods and that for
this reason the supplemental treaty
was In great danger of defeat then It
was that the truly good brother' John-
ston Issued his famous proclamation
giving the Inter-married citizen the
right to vote on the question ot the
ratification ot tho treaty but on no
other question mind you or for any
candidate. In other words they were
what mlg'nt be properly termed pro-
clamation citizens to be used by
Johnston at his will whenever ho
chose to issuo a proclamation glv'ng
tbem the right to voto on this or that
subject. This proclamation ot John
aton'a was declared illegal b7-tie lei?
lalaTure and a bill was introduced b.
F. Finis Fox a friend of McLlsh giv-
ing the right of franchise to tho in
ter-marrled citizens. C II. Brown
speaker of the House a Johnston
man refused recognition to Mr Fox
and his bill. Later on Mr. Dan Col
tins Jr. a McLlsh supporter then and
now introduced a bill for the same
purpose which was supported by ov
cry Mcl.lsh man In the
This Is history not Idle talk it is
not only history but with all their
gall thero Is not a Johnston man who
can trutfifully deny It.
In the faco of all that we find
M.mndold. MrMurrnv R: Cornish the1
truly good brother Johnston and
their paid heelers who aro scattered
broadcast throughout the uatlrn tell-
ing the voters that McLIh and his
friends havo been oppcaed tiv.o In-
terests of the Inter-niarrled citizens
not only tfiat but they are no v pro-
ia;:"E to feed th voters on n lot of
such stuff and other lies print-
ed In Choctaw and English.
Tho records do not bear them
out. The facts aro against them. As
.a matter ot truth there Is Just abi.it
(as much truth in their statements
and printed circulars as there was Ir
Cousin Murray's famous intetvlew
In which ho stated that McLlsh .vould
only get the vote of one Intermarried
citizen In Tishomingo.
True It Is hard to blame Manslel l
McMurray & Cornish for fighting hard
for Johnston the stake Is a large one.
It will be many many mdons be'nre
they stumble on one million sven
hundred and twenty-eight thousipd
dollars lor a few months work. Net
only that but in having their little
party ot "addition division . and si-
lence" so well organised theio will
be lots of other fat picking before
the settlement of the Chlckn'a- es-
tate Is finished. frUOorf ori tils
pcint. Johnston In his address to tho
Chickasaw voters May 11 1304. gives
What a Big
Buy Fl'Rnjtuki-: and Carikts of R. A. JONES
And Uo Your SSMLL CHANUr; l; P.y for It
L I'A M J'.NTS
ARDMORE. ERJD. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability : : : : : S200.000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Bu.ineas for You and
Accept Small and Lare Accounts.
jcwr .'I'lli l resident.
CnO CAflMIiliLL Vice I'rej
I'Bil v.kucu. ca i cr.
n w YOUNO Parmer.
J.'C. iSJ Oni'SON. Lawyer.
hlm.-it'lt pi' in j of room to turn
a-outul. inasmuch as hf ays t u'b
stance no doubt at the Instance of
Mansfield McMurray & Cornish that
in the event of his not being able to
settle matters by the time provided
tor In the Atoka agreement March 0
1006 then he is In favor ot taking
The craving for money Ir. tho pres
ent age Is something almost Indescrib-
able. It there be any cltiter. who be
lieve that this gang or leeclns who
have f.Tslenod themselves on the very
vltnla of the Chickasaw .reasury
will release their grip until the last
r' nny is gobbled up he mu: bo sim-
ple minded Indeed.
Mcl.lah in his letter ot acceptance
says In a business like way that It
matters are gone at In an cnorgotlo
honest business fashion tho af-
fairs of tho nation can be concluded
by March 4. 1000.
Have the citizens of the Chickasaw
Nation "thought out what an honest
settlement of their eetato such as Mc-
Llsh pledges himself to glvo them by
tho 4th of March 1906 would moan
to every citizen of the Chickasaw Na-
tion? It would mean that thoy must
bo paid by that time every dol'ar duo
them In either lands or cash.
It would mean a stop to these little
straggling payments which aro prom-
ised them on tho ovo ot every elec
tion when the "addition division and
silence" gang need their votes.
It would mean the dawn of a bet
ter and happier day for every man
woman and child In the Chickasaw
Nation who are entitled to shnro In
the proceeds of this settlement. It
will mean that the thing Is at nu ond
and off their minds nnd that troy aro
their own free agents who are at lib-
erty to sell or buy lands wltl.mit be -
lag hampered with a lot ot w'.yr and "' Meu. ills liro in thin sec-
wherefores that would piiK'o n Pall-1'011 18 an onel1 book. There Is no
Rdelphla lawyer. It win m'.ati that nan r out of tho Chickasaw Na-
men who have the uort InUreas ottIo m truthfully charge him
their wives and little iies at hirt wlth ovor appropriating dlshonestl
ran mnn ami hiilld their own homes.
knowing that the laud Is there's with -
out a flaw la fhe title. All this a
more than can be told here will come
from a straightforward honest settle-
ment of their business affairs such
as McLlsh Is pledged to perform
It will be a glad day for all con-
cerned except the blood suckei. who
not content with wliat thoy havt gob-
bled as well as what Is In sight crave
'( r more.
iurely the honost voters of tho
Chickasaw Natlcn nre not gi'ng to
vole next Wednesday against their
i wn best interests when then is so
r.uch nt stake? Are you going to
rervo n6llre on tho country at large
that you have no use for honesty and
cccnomy? Aro you going to say
through your votes that you ta'.or a
dishonest extravagant government?
TLero Is something hlghor aim i.rblor
than that. It Is the duty a man owes
his conscience to strlko at every-
thing that Is dishonest vhdi the op-
;n it unity presents Itself In the mnl(n
up of his government or anything
If a government official shows no
regard for tne honest faithful per-
formance of his sworn duty In tho
past what reason Is there to hope
that he will deal honestly with you in
K. A JOM-5 l-'urnllurc.
SM NOHi.i- Hardware Merchant.
J t. IT-NMVIION Wholesale Her
II. . KANDOL He'chant.
In the sott lenient ot your estate
millions are Involved. It is a duty
that you owe not only to ou-selves
but to your families to scj to H that
none but straightforward honest
competent men are put In charge of
Before you can conscientiously vote
for Johnston on the requeet or dicta-
tlon ot Mansfield McMurray & Cor-
nlsh you must as a mnttor ot right
go over his record as a public official
and weigh It well and as a matter of
common honesty compare It with that
of Itlchard McLlsh nnd If your preju-
dices predominate you can In the
most honest fashion say to yoursolt
and mayhap the boy who may follow
you. that through your vote for John-
ston you havo placed a premium on
a disgraced system of schools. Tho
right ot a public officer to draw from
the public treasury fourteen thousand
seventy-nine dollars and eighty cents
over and above his salary the order
to deposit public funds to his prlvato
crodit and a connivance If no worse
on his part in tho payment of one mil-
lion seven hundred and twenty-olght
thousand dollars ot your money to a
firm ot country attorueys whom tho
secretary ot tho Interior 3ald should
not be paid more than two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars when their
task was finished. All that and more
you will have endorsed when you cast
your voto next Wednesday for tho can-
didate of tho ono million sovon hun-
dred and twenty-olght thousand dol
lar firm of country lawyors who If
permitted to carry out their sLonies
through your vote will In the ond fur
nish a chapter of hMtory which will
1 ' a " mo ruture History of tne
There Is scarcoly a voter In the
) Chickasaw Nation does not know
' a Pnny of the public funds. It can
""' !-all 1(3 credit however that
ni' wai U! onl' 111(11 Chickasaw
Nation who did all In bis power to samples or corn and samples of veg-
put a stop to the talds being mado on otnbles. Auyono having credltublo
the Chlcknsnw treasury. Under date
September- C 1902 he wrote as ful-
Liws to the nocrotary of tho Interior:
I "I take the liberty of Informing you
nf the money being rllshonostly drnwn
'from the Chickasaw treasury believ
ing tnni your department will cause
an Investigation of tho wrongs being
perpetrated on a uelploss pej le."
Again on October 1C. 1902 he wroto
I the secretary as follows:
"Will you be kind enough to adviso
I mo what steps if any havo boon tak
on on tho data obtained from the
I records In my effleo by Mr. Kelsoy
(against tho wholesale and illegal ex-
penditure of Chickasaw funds by
Johnston nnd his attorneys?"
McUsh wa3 not a candidate for of-
fice then. He wa3 auditor of tho
Chickasaw Nation doing bis duty In
an nonest fashion In tho bnst Interests
of bis people. All that Is part ot tho
record now; thero It stands aa a cri-
terion from which to Judge McLlsh.
On October 16 1902 In his lettor to
the secretary ot tho Interior be la
found battling for tho rights ot the
people. What steps aro being taken
he asks against the wholesale and
Illegal cxpendlturo ot Chickasaw
funds by Johnston and his attorneys?
Hut. tho Issues are male up. the case
J. A. BIVENS President.
DON LACY Vlce PreJldent
Account 'jf firm i and Indtrlduali
G I V KS Til I-
THE CITY NATIONAL SANK
SATIS I-A CTION
Whiteman Brothers Company
Wholesale Distributors. Ardmore I T.
Is before tin.- pcipl tli" water has
rnly one regret that he could rot do
ivoro In the Interest' of hU friend
who is honest to the core.
Let every honest Chickasaw voter
pull oft his coat In the Interest ot
honesty anil good government never
mind the lying circulars which will
reach every voter
In tho Chi kasaw
Nation. Bear In mini when you read
one ot them that they aro tho product
of &h ones who are lighting for ono
mlll'on seven hundred tint twenty-
eight thousand dollars of your money
which means for this firm In actual
figures a Ilttlo moro than twenty
thousand dollars a year for eighty-six
It tho command "honest men. In
tho Interest ot an honost candidate
who will give an honest government"
ring out nil along tho lino so that
every friend of Dick McLlsh may bo
up and doing. Nevo; mind telllnff
some ono olso how this or that ahouU
bo done go and do It yourself and
ruako every blow count.
Let thero bo a gran 1 uprising of
the voters In oyery nook and hamlet
In the Chickasaw Nation. Do your
full share and when tho voto Is count-
ed McLlsh will be your next gover-
nor by a majority so declslvo that tho
board of "addTllon division and si-
lence" will run for the timber. You
will then havo reason to shako
hands with your neighbors over tho
result realizing that you all did tho
right thing nt the right tlmo In tho
interest of right yourselves and tho
Chickasaw Nation. DE LANCY.
A Summr Cold.
1 A summer cold is not only annoying
but If not relieved Pneumonia will bo
I t..o probable result by fall. Ono mln-
. uto Cough Cure clear tho phlegm
'draws out tho Intlamatlon heals"
I soothes nnd strenghtons tho lungs
and bronchial tubes. One Minute
I Cough Cure Is nu Ideal remedy for
the children. It Is pleasant to tho
taste nnd perfectly harmless. A cor-
tain cure for Croup Cough nnd Colds.
I Sild by nil druggists.
Wanted For tho World's Fair-
Samples ot fruit samples ot melons.
samples will pleae call at this otllco
ami agieo en prlco ond dato for de-
livery. SIDNEY SUGOS
A good turkey dustor will do a lot
to keep things clean these dusty days.
A big lino for small prices at
31 RAMSEY'S DRUG STORE.
for children tafa mura If a latma
t-ftoom trims cottage irood location
c!oi In barn chicken yard city
water . 9I2.BO
7. Ooom dwelling clone In ... 9 1 2. SO
S-Booai dwelling srood location 910
J-Boom dwelling goud location
1Ram dwelling Kooii location -9.1
Pint Office llalldlnr ARDMORE I. T
A. H. PALMER Casnier.
FRED C. CARR At Cahlr
Courteoni trcatu cnt
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