The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 235, Ed. 1, Tuesday, August 9, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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SOME CURIOUS DOCUMENTS DIS-
. CLOSED BY RESEARCH
Of Dw CommlMlon During Its Te-
nure of th PMt Tn Yit Liiwt
Enacted by the Choctaw Council
In 1834 Show Bound Judgment
Tho Dawes commission in Its re
lentless ton years research of Indian
rttorde has found many IntereiUng;
mw. ana mia.uons. u oi tu- ""In them title to the Choctaw country
It set of laws of the Choctaw Nation . fhn h.-a. nt XM mnrtr
just been ancorereJ These laws
first set of laws adopter! by the
ctawa after coming to this coun-
There Is some sound Judgment
. t . i I
passod a law ranking verbal wills val-
id when witnesses were present at
UiO time of making. It was during
tho session of the same council that
a formal marriage coramony was
adopted. In full this ceremony was
as follows: "Do you taUe this woman
whom you hold by the right hand to
bo your wife?" To tho woman: "Do
you take this man to be your hus-
band?" Those word were spoken by
any Indian Judge or preacher followed
by "I prbnounce you man and wife"
completed tho ceremony. The man
was required to a'nswer "yes" but the
laws says that the wemnn may an-
s.vei yea or be silent either being
coneldorcd ns consent.
Tho law stipulated lhat no doctor
could take any money or any cf the
belongings of a patient to bo treated
It tho patient died. If the patient
was rnlsed up from a sick bod then
tho doctor could acept what was off-
ered to him and If nothing was of-
forod then ho could take ln goodg.
what was Just compensation.
In 1S31 the Choctaw council passed
an act which made a person who bar-
Rained to sell any of tho Choctaw laud
n traitor and punishable by donth'
Any white man who encouraged such
actions was to bo Immediately dejwrt-
oil from the nation. This faith was
followed by nil the Indian tribes and
nt tho great council of all the tribes
held nt Rufaula In 1S95 theTe was in-
corporated In the articles of confede-
ration a clause which made a traitor
of any Indian who agreed to
segregation or t'.iclr lands or to
soil or dispose or It either toliullvhl-
uals or lo tho United States ln toto
should bo considered a traitor and
aliot on conviction. This was just
preceding tho boylnnlng or tho work
of tho Dawos commission.
In 183-1 was passed a law destroying
tho custom of Indians of marrying
within their own clan ft had been
P. ANDERSON President.
C. L. ANDERSON Cashier.
niapmyea m oin w. am. u. WM Jam&g R polJ.
direct to the point and stripped (locunient nhmmt tho
of ll unnecessary verbiage. There )b m M w
liaaenseofequltyand Justice In them ne ph )(J
fat -would do credit to any Judge of) Jn m a Jaw com.
lotir- 1 pelllng all white men who had been
One of the first laws relates to the living with Choctaw women to marry
Ullllng of witches. For si'ch an act them at once. It was further provld-
the penalty was death and for assert- ed however that no white man whal-
ing one's self a witch or that any ever; who bore a ban! reputation could
other person was one was punHhable marry a Choctaw woman. It was In
by sixty lashes ou the bare back. this same year that an act was passed
During this same year there was inhibiting polygamy.
Artlmorc lndlon Territory.
Designated Depository for Bankrupt Funds ot GhlcScasaw Nation'
Capital paid in $ 60000 00
Surplus Funds 180.000.00
Total $240000 OU"
The ohlenthanfc ln Indian Territory . Accounts of hrms and indWirluub
Bollclttul tpon the most Uboral tcrmH conBlatlnc with Rood bnnklni.
W. S. WOLVERTON & SON
Insurance Bonds Real Estate
The Lnreresn and Strongest Agency'
in the Two Territories.
Managers Ardmor o AlsstipaGt Go.
Rpvphat AmrvT5 I Hlinois Life Insurnuce Co.
uNEltAL AGEMS ( r;nUed pldeHtr Bnd QnRrantv Co
I he custom among the Indians for
members of n clan never to marry
nt of that clan. The result wns that
there grew up In the midst of one
tribe so many distinct clnns as to be
almost a different tribe In each clan.
Thu law wni to make the tribe more
cos mo poll! an within Iteelf.
It was not until IS 10 that the Judges
of Indian courts were entered to keen
No trading house or store wag. al-
lowed established within three mile
of an Indian school and persons wo
were guilty cf cutting down hickory
or pecan trees for the nuts waa sub-
ject to a fine of 12.60 for each of-
fense. In 1845 a special act was passed
1'iocinB mo paieni waned ojr ine unit-
gtMea l() the ChocUw nation gir.
placing the patent issued by the Unit-
TMg paper mn ln Ae pe
R t whch
. aa .. tu . .
A LANDSLIDE ALREADY.
Refuse to Run on Republican Ticket
and Dclares In Favor of Parker.
Parkersburg W. Va Aug. S. Ash-
j bury Hnrrons of Itlpley V. Va. Ho-
I publican nominee for Judge of tho clr-
j cult court of the Fifth district has
I declared for Parker and Davis and
John S. Far of Huntington a Itomib-
HcBn nominee for presidents e.ector
has withdrawn from I ho tlc-n-i and
sent his reslgnatlcn to the state cen-
tra comml'tee. Ho ghvi i his rea-
ron that he cannot conscientiously
vote for the person's on the Republi-
can ticket this year and that he does
not agree with the principles and
platrorm or the party In West Vir-
ginia. ..Prominent Man's Downfall
Chicago. Aug. S. Once a banker
later a prominent lawyer promoter of
gigantic roal estate deals and proprie-
tor of n fashionable hotel and now a
convicted criminal sentenced to a
term In Jollet cn a chnrso of forgery. M' Mattlo Owon of Fort Worth count of tho canr's physical anil men-
Such Is the record of Paul Knefel Texas who has been here on a vlslL Bl condition. IJvery disastrous event
who after onjoylng the respect of hlsWe't home yesterday. I In the war. like the war Itself has
assoclatos for forty years In this city.'
has resorted to mlsJtods which have
caused Indletiuont. He must serve
out an indefinite sentence in the peni-
The effense alleged was the nasstnt'
of forge dchocks.
The Frisco System will issuo dur-
ing tho summer months tourist r&und-
trip tickets to various respvts and lo-
cations tho mountains lakes and
seashore nt greatly reduced rntes
with ample return limit.
Call cn noarost nge'nt or nddross
Passenger Trafflc Department
Subscribe for tho Ardmorclto.
B. V. FRENSLEY Vlee-Pret.
C. S. MAUPIN Ass't Cashier.
ICK AND WOUNDKD IN PORT AR-
THUR WANT OUT.
Rumor That CWneral Stooasel He
Committed Suicide Heavy Fir-
ing Heard In Direction of Port
Arthur Russian Rumors.
London Aug. 8. According to thavl
torrtupondent of the Morning Post
Phnnghal It Is reported the- thaflpfi
tltcre are lfffmi sick and wounded.
per. ems at Port Arthur and that Hie
Hussions are negotiating with the
Japanese to Mgd the hospital shH.'
.Monsnim away run or sick it is r
ported the correspondent says that
Lieut. Gen. Stoessel (in command ot
the military force at Port Arthur)
has committed. sulcido and that panio
prevails at Port Arthur.
Marwuls Oyama (commander ln
chief of the Japanese forces In Man
churia) has proceeded north and ex
pects to attack Liao Yang Aug. SO.
Cheefoo. Aug. S. The firing ot
heavy guns at Intervals of .one minute
has been distinctly heard In the
rection of Port Arthur since 10:30 p.
m. the acoustic conditions of tho at
mosphcre hare being unusually fovor-
able. St Tetersburg Aug. ?. Vlcorcy
Alexleff reports that la the engage
ment which took place July 26 off
Port Arthur between the Japanese
and Russian squadrons three Japan-
Including a gunboat wero
NEW3 OVER THE 'PHONE.
4. .j. 4. .-. .. .;. 4. .;. .j. .j. jl""J mii-cni. nm enrai repueti
The Cooper-Davis Oil company have
struck gas nt a depth or 17' feet and
drilling has ceased until casing and
flro procf machinery can bo procured.
New people aro arriving in the city
Tom Framo Jtas gono 'to Madlll.
Mrs. Shofnor of Wapanueka. who
has been here visiting mends and'
'relative has returned homo.
Mr- Uutt ot Marlolta Is -here vl:-
u Wolf has gone to Ute Northern .
markets to purchase his fall srcek of
Ml8- Kemp wiis here lhla.1 blow to the Peace-loving monarch. I
week vfsiUng her sister Mrs. -Lpuls
A big meeting began here last Mon-
The Hob baseball team Is at Ives
Valley t day. playing a game with
the team of that place.
Rufus Uond and family aro visiting
V" 1 1 at a Biff
Buy Puknitl'RK and Carimjts of R. A.JONES
And I o Your H.M.VLI. i ianiE to I'.iy for It
I1ASY I .: MKNTS
ARDMORE IfiD. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional liability : : : : : $200000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. U. SAinti President.
C. M. CAHIMli-LL Vice I'res
LGt; CRUCI: Cashier.
a. W. YOUNO l-'armcr
J. C. TrlOnPSON. Lawyer.
lUropatkln Has a Kick His Men Arc
Too Old and Tec Heavy Mr Work.
The Caar is Prostrated By
Perlln. Aug. 8. The Tageblatt this
the following dls-
!.;uo Yang Aug. 7. The western
Riim;iu forces turlli of Hul Cheng
gJSired a heavy attack today. Many
mm loA Russians aro here.
There is a rumor current that den.
Kmekl Is threatening Mudken from
" "Viceroy Aletletl and General Ku-
ropatkln were yeaterdty in Liao
General Kurokl's Headquarters ln
the Field Fusan Aug. 7. (Delayed.
The Hussion forces in (front of Ku-
rokl's army are reported retreating
northward. A part of it has ac-
campen at Atiping twelve miles imm
uao vang. uuna were noaru tnis
morning on the Japanese right mean-
lug that possibly the Japanese
following tho Russian retirement.
Paris. Aug 8. The IJch' de Paris
lii'?ra from St. Petersburg that Geu.
Kutopatkln has decided to command
' Person the southern army which
18 facing Generals Nodzu and Oku In-
struct lug Generals Kutchensky ami
Rllderling to keep General Kurokl en-
gaged. This decision Is due to a tele-
gram from tho caar asking General
Kuropatkln why he ccutlnually fought
.... . . .
that his men were exhausted by fa-
tigue nnd heat. The Siberian sol-
diers he said wore heavy men and
unused to mountain work and tho 10-
servlsts wero too old. He said furth-
er that he wanted youngor mon In-
stead of men 35 or -10 years old nnd
unable lo march.
Horlln. Aug. S.. .Dispatches from
1st. Petersburg give a melancholy nc-
Pon a surprise to him. Hofore
i0" - war 1'egan the czar's advisors as-
wired him there was no danger what
I ever of an outbreak of hostilities. so
ith.i 1 ii
Although he Is described as quite
prostrated and the doctors fear a seri- writes Marlon Lew of Duureath. Ind.
ous nervous breakdown casual spec- "I tried eight physicians withou ro-
tators have seen the tzar promenading llof- 0nly three bottles of l" ley's
in tho private grounds around the ' 9ui'e lnade ne a weI1 man "
1 . . 1 tanner a liouner.
palace with grief written upon his
features. Other reports state that J The gasoline stove Is a positive lux-
be 1ms been surprised In tears. ury at any tlmo and during this hot
The czar's condition inevitably re-( weather they are an absolute noccs-
acts unfavorably on the conducb of slty. lluy today lluy the best
the war for all matters aro submit- that's the quick meal sold by
! niVKN'S. CORHN &. FRENSLKY.
It. A JOM;S Rirulture.
.A.M ()'Ll: tliirdwurc Aicrchuiit
J W. I'ii.NNINUIO.N Wholesale Her-
chant R. W . RANU0L flerchaiit.
ti'd to him lor his decision (ii-noral i
Kin opal kin though liomliuilh In- lias
:i ine hand Is really bound by re-
stru Hons Imposed In St. Petersburg.
SPECIAL COUNCIL SESSION.
At Which Matters ef Concern to the
City Arc Discussed.
A special meeting of tho city coun-
cil waa held yesterday afternoon.
The meeting was called tor the pur-
pose ot considering the granting of a
lrumiil.e to O. H. Lester lor the prl-
ller." ot turntahiiig tint in al and artl-
iU lal gas rir the lighting of Uic stre .
and alleys of the city. No report was
made by the eminltlee appeiutftt to
up the mutter and It was de-
; ti.il mi" il tb. next iih i-tlnu of the
teiiiull which wiH be held Mondu.v.j
.Vm there wui only one of the colli
tnltteemen present ho made a minor-
ity report that the franchise be ntj
..at.hl. The matter of the appoint-j
In- a a city scaveng' r wns consider-
ed and tho advice of the city attor-
ney awkwl ns to whither tiio city
cotmrll hnd ttie authority to appoint
a i avenger. Ho said they did not
have autliorlty to appoint
longer titan alx .months.
the coundl decided to pa.s an ordln-
ance at the next meeting to tho ef-
fect that a scavenger be appointed
not elected as.lt would be too expen-
sive tc hold an election.
The matter of paving the streets
i'iui- it uwi inu graiung w lue sine- . .... . . . t
.b. ?u f . . ti"0' im1 under which -h. .hum-
walks was left to tho tiidrment nf thai . ....
V -- D "
street ami .alley committee with In-
triHta lo RIIIre lhe gnAe ogtab.
ii.he.1 bv Kn.tr
Tll ltv tu... Mr
v - '....... y'
h anliani VMnl II rn all .k. n.i. .....
v. w..... jtim ... Lttm. .iDfj-niiit MIL
down at tho crerings or . Caddo and
Main street aiu. tho city furnishes
tho engineer. Mr. Downard proposes
to put down the crossings on 'tho re-
maining atreeta for $1.00. he lo fur-
nish Uie engineering work and take
city script In payment. Tho council
considered this proposition and ac-
The appointments or George Keith
and George Tucker as Kllcemen by
tho chief of iK)llce were confirmed by
Tho council then adjourned.
Attention K. of P's.
There will 1m a special convention
Wednesday evening to confer tlfe
rank of Page. The evening will lie
concluded In recrgnlzlng the long
service or one or our veterans. Full
l?11 danco loslr(Kl- Visiting Knlgh
W. T. SALISBURY. C. C.
K. of R. and S.
If you wish to make a loan on Im-
proved real eLUe lo-v rnto long
I term with" privilege to pay. wrltethe
' Ariiarfnnri llivafiiiniint at.
ll. . . nr aa ... " '
lKa - 1 1 ar seo WJlverton &
"I ha.l rtlnlieto. fn
J. A. BIVENS President.
DON LACY VIee-Prcsldent.
KTiiniiu i Qrmi And Indntiluah
THE CUT fiH BASK
GIVKS TIIK SATISFACTION OF A 10 CKNT
Whiteman Brothers Company
Wholesale Distributors. Ardmore I T. f
OVER ONE HUNDRED SOULS
SWEPT INTO ETERNITY.
Fastest Train Out cf Dover Goes
Through Bridge During Rating
Cloudburst Cars Swept
Down the Mu t-
H I 1 I '
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I .l h
i la I
m he I
ckci i In
.jir'.ug a t
j a i .
..... returned u. . sevuitoen in
Jiin .1 passengers o.r ot a total it 1."
on the train the leroalnlng alfnber
having probably b.en lost.
I Wiftnl h-h llmt tn ni-iw l.a Im.ii..
cuiiiuu ucsni car. mnoKirn ana
chair cars plunged Into (he w"ent
The baggage car and smcketivero
washed down the stream and Mu not
yot been found. Th chair eal??wa3
i found a rallo from the scene'' h:i
tier or bodies are burled. Tno ex-
press car was found near the soeno
wRh the safe open and contentuVgoncn
Three cars were later fcurtdclosd
to the shore far down Fountain crook.
Most of the (load were In cars Jjurled
under the debris. J
Road officials now estimate thd'tlond
at 100. Kvory effort Is being mado
to rescue ffio lead and tho Injured
are lielng brought In rapidly.
The train consisted of six cars and
was the fastest out of Denver Tho
train was whirling along through a
storm when It dropped Into tho
stream. Railroad officials decline to
mako a Jutemeut at this time. It
is knowrrrj.1 waver that the wreck is
cue of the worst In the history of tho
woslern road3. ' fX 4
At 10 a. m. twenty-two bodies had
been brought to Pueblo nearly nil
unidentified. Tho dead aro being
brought In hourly but tho swollen and
mangleil remains render recognition
Fresh creamery buttor at Fclkor'n.
11. 1 k Rtoro llonmsnvi f.et. ceMrnl
I. w-atl. .11. North WsHhtnutnn Htreut
HUltnliUt (er wlieletale or retail bus-
Office Rooms to Rent
UV have twi ultp of rooms 111 Iho
I'srter Il.iokiir liulMinir. Also one
tulti' nuliHlile (or cotton o!tl t?
We pay special ntlentlon to rcntlnc
Iroivriy und u'uarnateu kooi! ruaultn.
Post Olllce Hull. line AltDMOUE I. T
A. H. PALMER Casnler.
FRED C. CARR AsL Cahlr.
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