The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 282, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 5, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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ABDMOHK 1NJ). TER.VEI)XESDAY EVENING (K'TOBKIl 5 1904.
SHBSGRIPTION 50C PER MOHTH
WERE THE CHARGES TO THE
JURY OY :JDQF. R t'f'OND.
Election Bribery Penury Alio--Spe
clal Stress Laid Upon Violation of
Law By N'.-tarles Tlis Jury
Instructed to Investigate.
The district court Air tun Western
district convened Monday for the Oc-
tober term occupying all tho forenoon
with tho empaneling o tho juries aud
instructing them. The instructions
woro Interspersed with sensational
paragraphs now and then and occa-
sioned more than ono surprise
Judge Raymond In his chargo lo tho
Jury sprang ornio sensations. In ad-
dition to tho regulation charges rela-
tive to gaming Introducing murder
and assault and kindred crimes
Special stress was laid upon viola-
tion of law by notaries. Tho :udgo
says they nro required to keep n rec-
ord of their work which Is not being
done; that they liavo been making cer-
tificates of acknowledgments and dat-
ing them at times other than when tho
acknowledgment was made. Ho calls
Attention to such cases where aflVJav-
its wero acknowledged on Sunday and
r P. AKDERHOK. President
C. L. ANDEHaCW Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Ardxnore Indian Territory
Capital Paid In .... 5 60000.00
Surplus Funds 200000.00
Tbo oldest bank In Indian Territory. Accounts of ftrnn nnd Icdtrliluats
solicited upon tht- most liberal turins consistent with kooi! banking.
J. A. BIVENS President
DON LACY Vice-President.
THE CITY NATION
AROMORE. :. T
Surplus Funds 30000.00
Acoountsof Arms and Indltlduals
W. S. W0LVERT0N a SON
Insurance Bonds Real Estate Abstracts
The largest and strongest neency In the two territories.
Managers of Ardmore Abstract Co.
Ooner.il A Hunt IIlnol Lite Insurance Co. nnd United States
Fidelity nnd Guaranty Company
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK
ARDMORE AND. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability : : : : : $200000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. R. SAIITM President.
C. M. CAHPUELL Vice I'res
LEI CRUCB. Cashier.
(1. W. YOUNO Farmer.
J. C. TMOriPSON Lawyer.
dnted Monday. Ho says there Is cvl-
enco that deeds wero acknowledged
before tho restrictions were rotnoved
nnd that the certificate wns dated lat-
er. Strch deeds are void and the
purchaser has no title. Tho notaries
arc liable on their bond Again they
havo been making certificates that the
party signing tho Instrument was to
them personally well known when In
fact they had never scon thom before.
Tho Jury la Instructed to Investigate
these cases. Thcro Is consternation
among tho notaries of whom thcro are
several hundred In tho district.
Tho Judge says his Intention has
been called to bribery In tho last city
election of Muskogeo as well as other
towns. He cltos tho law and ordors
the Jury to tako It up. He also statos
that In tho last city election hero that
political managers went on tho streets
with their pockets full of vlollars and
half dollars and openly bought votes
to see that their goods worodellvcrod.
Ho wants this Investigated. Tlfls Is
i golnj to stir up something.
' In many cases of late it has becomo
'evident thnt witnesses porjuroi them
selves. Specific Instances nro cited.
Tho Judge cnlls this a very grave
crlmo nnd ono thnt menaces tho ef-
fectiveness of tho administration of
Justlco by tho courts.
The charge to the Jurj; this morning
covers thirty pages of typewritten
manuscript and Is considered ono ot
the strongest and most sweeping ever
delivered In tho district. Muskogeo
n. K. KnENSLEY. Vlce-Prcs.
0. 9. MAUPIN' Ati't Cushlor
J O NIZ
A. H. PALMER Casnier.
FRED C. CARR. Asst. Cashlf
R. A. JONES Furniture.
SAM NOHLI2 Hardware Merchant.
J. R. PENMNUTON Wholesale Her-
chant. R. V. RANUOl. flercliaut.
WATER SIX FEET OVI-rt SANTA
River Cut New Channel South of Rail'
road Bridge Took Out About Mile
and Half of Track Bridge to
Lexington Swept Away
Special to tho Ardmorclte.
I'urcell I. T Oct C The flood situ-
ation today began to clear up for tho
first time. The 12-foot rlso In South
Canadian at this place Inundntod tho
whole bottom along river. The Santn
Fc depot Williams llros.' cotton gin
the brick plant and Santa Ko roun'i
house nt one tlmo woro under six feet
of water. Tho river in now falling
There was no loss of life but n num-
ber of narrow escapes uro reported.
The wagon bridge ncross tho Cana-
an from this place to I-oVngton wns
swept entirely away. All railroad
tracks In tho Santa Fc yards are cov-
ered with mud and sat'.d. The six-root
of water seemed tv spread all over tho
Santa Po yards within tho space of a
few minutes. f
Tho loss to the Santa. Fc Is estimat-
ed at 150000. Tho loss to tho brjdgo
company Is almost complete.
Tho Santn Fc brldgo across tho Ca-
nadian north of hero withstood tho
3t-ain all right but the river cut a
new channel about ono mllo south ot
the bridge washing away ono and ono-
half miles of track. Tho fact that the
river cut tho new channel probably
saved tho Santa Fo bridge diverting
most of tho water to the south of tho
There lias been no trains Into or out
of this city since Monday cvonlng.
Tho G. C. & 3. F. people now have
their lino open south and will be run-
ning trains this afternoon.
Telegraph u'.d tulcphono communi-
cation will soon be re-opcne.1. Tho
Postal got their wires open for busi-
ness last evening.
I'nUonf UK TrfM
A gardener discovered the fact that
trees are often Kent to an untimely
death by poison usually arsenic. Tho
reason for this does not appear until
one hears the man's explanation. Sup-
pose a man lias rented n house which
has too much shade the law will not
ullow him to have one or more of tho
trees cut down without the consent of
the owner. Ah It often happens that
tenants and landlords hold different
views on the subject of shade the
tree remain ns a bono of .contention.
It Is then that tho gnrdeuer I called
to administer a dose of poison for
when u tree Is (lend the tenant may
have It removed Five cents' worth of
arsenic Is sulllrleut to kill a large tree.
A hole Is made In tho trunk arsenic
dropped In nnd natine does the rest.
It nuver falls. New York lleruld.
IIimv In Wall.'
There Is no virtue In n dawdling-
saunter. The slow and languid drag-
ging one foot after tho other which
some people call walking would tiro
an athlete; It utterly exhausts n weak
person and that Is tho reason why
many delicate persons think they can-
not walk. To derive any benefit from
the exercise It Is necessary to walk
with a l!glt elnstie step which swings
the weight of the body so easily from
one leg to the other that Its weight Is
not felt und which product n healthy
glow showing that the sluggish blood
Is stlrrrd to action In the most remotn
veins. Family Doctor.
Dronchltis for Twenty Years.
Mrs. Minerva Smith of Danville 111.
writes: "I had bronchitis for twen-
ty years nnd never got rellor until I
used Foley's Honey und Tar which Is
a sure cure." Homier & Ilonner.
lloardlni; llnure 8 rooma good lo.
catlou. close III lust the il icutlint
bo inters like
7 room house cl"se In HO a month
I) rick business house SOxUO cuntrul-
ly loo und
2 room house 2 Inrk-o lots irood well
of water turn f-1.5'1
Post Ollloo llnlljlnir AUDMOI'.lv I. T
HON. WEBSTER FLANAGAN CUE3T
OF LINCOLN CLUB.
Addresses the Club on tho National
Issues He Says Every Good
Thing Comes From Republican
Party Party Doctrine.
The Lincoln Club met lu rogular ses-
sion last night nt tho United States
court house President Robnott and
(Secretary Ilradford were at their usual
J After the reading of tho minutes all
. biiHlno was iHjstponed until tho next
t W. II. Johnson United States dls-
i ti let attorney nwiuitevl the sponker's
Island nnd In a brief spcoch Introducod
Vub Flanagnn of Texas who upon
invitation of tho club had visited Ard-
moro for the purposo of meeting old-
time friends nnd of addressing thom.
I Mr. Johnmm Introduced lilm ns nn
'old acquaintance as a personal friend
nnd above nil n Republican who hnd
been enthusiastic for years In a coun-
try where he was surrounded by mom-
'bcrs of tho opposing party.
I Mr. Flanagan was warmly greeted
by tho club when ho mounted tho
platform. His years have dealt kind-
ly with him and ho posscssos the ma-1
ture thought and logic of old age and
has parted with none of the vim and
vigor of youth. Ills voice lu nil that
could be desired nnd his speecli was
Ho began by saying good things of
Indian Territory. -.Men who had loft
I Texas nnd conio hero wero compli-
mented for their good judgment nn'J
.while he never ventured to predict Re-
'publican predominance In this country
he did say that It Is the prettlost and
.most productivo spot 6n tho globe.
His advice to young1 Tcxnus from this
on ho snld would be to go to Indian
Territory and grow up with tho coun-
With reference to territory politics
hi said thnt our only hope for state-
hood Is to come into tho union with
Oklahuiua. If he did not know before
the scntlmont of tho people on the
statehood question ho was surrounded
' with no doubts when the pcoplo had
censed their applause over his state-
ments favoring single statehood.
After saying some good things' about
members of tho Democratic party and
stntlng that the greater number of hla
personal friends was In that party he
began his speech on the national Is-
sues. The Republican party wns given
credit for every good thing that has
befallen tho American people. The
homestead law that has done so much
for tho West lio characterized as n
gift from tho Republican party.
The 13th 14th und 15th amendments
U) the constitution were lauded and
said this country would hnvo to pledgo
to accept them Irrevocably before be-
ing admitted Into tho Union. Tho cur-
' roncy law tho Irrigation law tho mili-
tary law tho organization of tho Philip-
pines nnd the canal bill camo in for
showers of pralso. Ho said tho Philip-
pluo Islands wero needed by tho Re-
publicans and would bo held by them
lor a hundrud years to como. Ills ox
cueo for tho president's action in up-
holding secession In Central America
was that ho carried his point nnd made
tho construction of tho cnnnl n possi-
bility. Ho closed his speech with n
'pretty eulogy to womanhood and art-
t dressed his last remarks to the ladles
' His speech wns clear-cut Republican
'loctrlno nnd was an nppoal to the
young men to join tho party of "doing
things." His manner nnd language
was pleasant throughout and tho elo-
quent Republican of Texas has made
a.any new frlonds In tho territory. Mr.
Flanagan his lived sixty-two yoars in
Texas. In 1871 ho wns president of
tho state sonato and nt tho samo tlmo
C . M. Cnmpboll of this city was secre-
tary of that body. Ho was afterward
appointed collector of customs nt El
Pao and is now collector of Internal
tcvenuo at Austin Toxns. Ho will
speak to tho peoplo of Galnesvllln
Judge Gullott ot Tishomingo was
called for and tnado a cheorful speech
He predicted Roosovolt'a suc-esj and
wgfcd young men to .'.:'n the Uppuh-
'irnn party. Judgo GulleU its a practi-
cal common-sense ponker who- never
ut-orU to vituperation ual who poo
-imsou tho happy faculty .'f ndnptitit;
hL remarks to ttio 6ccnilon and nover
fails to mako frlonds of his audience.
Frnnk Clrccr of Guthrie who was In-
vited to be present wired his regrets
lie could not be pvesont on act-ount or
the Santn Fe washout al Pnrcol!
II. O. House Chas Dorcoater Dep-
uty Rurgoss Dr. W. H. N.-ir n ot
Niulctta; Dr. K. 15. Norvcll .viu O. T.
Vding of Wynnowood wo i ariuig thv
t.ut-of-town people horo to hear the
Hugo's Schools Open
To the Ardmorelto -
Hugo I. T. Oct. I. Th first torni
of free schools opened horo today with
a large enrollment. Thore nro six
At tho close of n protracled meeting
of tho Proabyterlan church last night
conducted by Rev. Mr. Mathews su-
perintendent of missions a collection
wbr taken for n fund to erect n chinch
building which amounted to noarly
ffOO A lot was rocoutly purchased at
the corner of Wlnnlo nnd Jnckson
meets. It Is the Intention to raise
( rnough money to erect the edlflco this
PAYNE IS DEAD
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL DIED
Had Been Unconscious for Hours
Will De Burled at Milwaukee.
George B. Cortelyou Will Now
Washington Oct 1. Henry C.
Payne postmaster-general of tho Unit-
ed Stntes n member of tho national
Republlcnn committee a stnlwarl nt
his party with which both In his
lionu! state and national territory he
hns been identified for many years
died al his apartments at the Arling-
ton hotel nt 0:10 o'clock tonight nged
Mr. Payne ha'j been Ui poor health
Tor nt least two years but his last ill-
ness covered ooly seven days nn nt-
tack of heart trouble last weok pro-
elpltated tho ond nt n tlu'j when af-
ter n rest ho seemed to havo recov-
ered a small mcasuro of his vitality
impaired by years ot arduous labor.
Death this afternoon camo after
nearly six hours ot unconsciousness.
When Postmaster-General Payno had
breathed Ills last Dr. Mngrudor led
Mrs. Payno out of tho room. It Is
stated sho stood up bravely under tho
Washington Oct. I. In succes-
sion to Mr. Payne George Rriico Cor-
telyou former secretnry ot tho dapart-
inont of commerce anil labor nn) now
chairman of tho Republican national
committee will be postmnster-gone".i.
I The alchemists of the middle ages
were Incessantly occupied with the en-
deavors to transmute metals. Many
alloys wero known to them which aro
lost to us hnd their recipes contain
many useful lilntH worthy of tho at-
tention of mnderii scientists. There Is
n curious book In the lllbllotheiiue Nn-
tlonale entitled "Idber Sncerdotum"
("The Rook of tho Priests"). It is sup-
posed to have been written by the Jew-
ish priests but probably dates from
the eighteenth century. Here is one of
the curious recipes contained In this
book; Mix n quantity of Iron tilings
with n quarter ot Us weight of red
orplment. Prcsa the mixture lu a linen
cloth Inclose lu a smelting pot and
leave It fur a whole night in a heated
furnace. Next ndd some oil und na-
tron and Just as much copper filings
ns there Is Iron. Melt nil together nnd
the result will be n line material for
A GREAT REVIVAL.
Most Intense Religious Interest Ever
Known In Our City Now Manifested.
Tho greatest religious meeting In
tho history of our city is now being
conducted by Evangelist Waugh ns-
siting tho pastor J Clnrenco Head of
tho Christian church. Tho mooting
has been lu progress somo fifteen days
and C7 persons havo boon received
mostly by baptism. Tho meeting w(U
continue tho remainder ot the wiek
and perhaps longer.
Mr. Waugh's BUbJect last night was
"Christ tho Way" text John 1-t-C "1
am tho way tho truth and tho life."
Tho spoakor drow a vivid plcturo of
the occasion of this uttoranco by tho
Master. At the close of tho sorvlce
fifteen persons ennie forward nJ
made the good confession.
Tho nnsworlns; of questions lu the
question box were oulte In'crcktlns;-
Tho song service va good.
FATHER KILLS WIFE OF HIS SON.
SHE WAS LEWD.
James M. Droomfield an Old Man
Surrenders Confesses All and
Goes to Jail for the Crime A
Double Tragedy Averted.
"Yes Judgo. I am guilty. I killed
jher Judgo hecniwe sho ruined my
I This was the statement of Jamoa M.
i Rloomfleld. an old man probably past
the UO-mlle post ns he stood boforo
Judge McMillan this morning. After
he nud signed his confession ot guilt
nnd was orderod to Jail without bond
tho old ninu snld to a Capltni repre-
sentative: ' Yos I killed tho woman. Her
name was Olllo Rroomflold. Sho Is
Hitpposod to be the wlfo of my son
Georgo. I killed her because sho had
ruined two of my boys. Tho woman
first decoyed my oldest sou away from
mo nnd ruined him. Then buo camo
back nnd went after George who was
then nbout 23 years of ago. They ran
away from me nnd I went to Coalgate.
I was returning from Coalgato in my
wagon when I heard that Georgo had
married a good woman. I was so hap
py. It tickled mo to learn that my
1 bo.l bad nt last started out straight
( with a respectable wife. I decided to
visit them and followed directions and
went up to a house about two miles
from the old town ot Sclplo. As I
'stopped my wagon I saw the woman
Olllo. She ran out in tho ynrd straight
at me. I snid to her: "Olllo' I have
I found you at last Your tlmo has
come; you will never ruin another
1 "I then picked up my Winchester
ajul nlmoJ ut her. Shu started to run
toward tho house and when sho wna
about twenty feet from mo I fired. Tho
bullet struck her lu tho back and sue.
fell. A man ami woman wero on the
porch. Tho man yelled at mo not to
shoot again. Olllo raised up her arm
and soon toll back dead Just then
my boy Georgo ran out with a gun.
Ho nlmcd nt mo nnd Just as ho was
about to shoot I yelled at him: 'Georgo
don't kill your old father. Don't go to
hell because I am going Stop a mo-
ment and think.'
"Georgo said: 'Father I did not
know you have dono this. You
killed my wlfo tho woman I lovo.'"
Tho old man says ho left soon after-
wards ami got two neighbors to come
to town with him. When tho party
reached South McAlestcr thoy repair-
ed Immediately to the United States
marshal's olllco where Droomfield told
his story. A few minutes later ho re-
pented his confession beforo Commis-
sion McMillan an'd was sent to jail.
Tho remarkable calmness and cour-
ago of f' old man together with hla
straight-forward story of his crime
and tho reason therefor Impressed all
who heard him. His committed crime
for tho lovo of his child with a full
realization of the fruits of sin.
Tho woman in tho case Is said to bo
15 years of age. Her reputation was
till that tho old man declared it to bt
says tho neighbors. Capital.
ALREADY BEARING FRUIT.
Home-Seekers' Edition of Ardmorelts
Arouses Interest In Illinois.
The Ardmorelto this morning receiv-
ed a letter from William De Effing
ham 111. which reads as follows:
"I recontly saw a copy of your pa-
per dated October 1 containing de-
scriptive matter from sevoral towns
near your city. Please send a copy
or that Issue to Harry Dyke Delmont
South Dakota. You might also send
mo n few coplos and I will place them
where good will bo dono. I oxpect to
bo In your city tho latter part of this
( month to look over tho country as a
result of your efforts in this paper."
I It may bo ot lntorost to somo to know
that Mr. Dyke Is a growor nnd shlp-
' por of borrlos and othor fruits also a
jdoalor in honoy small fruit plants and
Whito Wyandotte Kultry. It Is un-
'nocoary to add that Mr. Dyko will
' find tho Indian Territory the "Eureka"
tor all branches ot his buslnoaa and
the only trouble lie will havo will bo
In making a decision out. of tho many
favorable locations he will run up
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