The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 246, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 24, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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OLDEST DAJLY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY--ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS.
f 9IDNKY BUOOS )
AliMOHK END. TER. TIEHWDAY EVENING AlTCflTST 24 1905.
MMPIIOH 50G PER I0HI8I NUMBER 24(
COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED TO
PUSH THE HOBBY.
Think That an. Election Fund of One
Thousand Dallors from Each Dis-
trict can be Raised Clubs
are to be Organized.
Muskogee. I. T. Aug. 23. (Spec-
ial.) Not only has the sep-
arate constitutional convention
named fifty-one men to draft a
constitution which the convention aa
a whole may pass upon anil submit to
tho people but It has commenced to
look to the future. Committees have
been appointed to finance the election
and to conduct a campaign for rati-
fication after the constitution Is form
ed and get out thd largest possible
vote on the proposition. Those com
mlttecs have In their hands the entire
matter and unon their efforts and
ability will depend tho kind of a con
stltutton that will be adopted and the
ratification or defeat when It Is pub
mltted to a vote of the people. These
committees an as follows:
District No. 1 Miami delegation not
In. District No. 2. Vinlta. J. S. Daven-
port: District No. :: Nowata H. I
Owen: District No. I Claremore John
Dullott: District No. G. V. T. Tilloy:
T)i3trlct No. f! Tahlequah. W. W. Has
tings: District No. 7. Wagoner Theo
dore Potts: District No. 6 Sapulpa.
AV. F. Diennan; District No. !) Ok-
mulgee J. J. Haibtnson; District No.
10. Muskogee. J."R. Thomas; Dlctrlct
No. 11 Sallsaw .1. G. McCombs; Dis
trict No. 12 (5. W. Grayson; District
No. 13. Wewoka. John F. nrown: Dis-
trict No. U. Potcau- : Dis
trlr-t No 1i" South McAlestcr. H. D.
Coleman: District No. 1C Ada T. C.
"Walker; District No 17 Paula Valley.
K. M. .Moore: District No IS. Pnrcell
Joe Colbert: District No lit. Chlcka
bha Uen Vaughn; District No. 20 Ry
an. Frank O. Smith; District No. -Ji
'Ardmore. Andy Hutching; District
"So 22. Tishomingo W. H. Murray:
District No. 2.".. Atoka D. N. Robb;
District No. 2i Antler P. J. Hudson;
District No. -25. Durant. Chas. J. Ho
mer; Dlatriet No. 26 Marietta W. II
The members named by the chair
man are Cheesle Mcintosh Checotah;
I). M. Hodge Sapulpa; J. M. IaHay
Claremore: W. P. Thompson. Vinlta
U 13. Dell Vinlta; G. W. Dense. Tahl
wiuah: T. F. Shackleford. Salllsaw; G
TV. Scott Kinta; J. M. Webb Kemp;
Chas. Baggs. Pauls Valley: J. Hamp
.Willis Kingston; J. Henry Shepherd
South McAIcstcr: Masterson Peyton
Muskogee: Coonnell Itosers Fort Gib
son: I.eo. R. Dennett. Muskogee: D
C. McCurtalu South McAlester: Win
Sanulttt. Sanulna: B. H. Whltaker
Stlllwcll: J. Hill. Bcggs; Guy Bow
man Broken Arrow; It. W. Harrison
Tho finance and campaign commit
tees arc as follows:
Miami not named.
Vinlta: Samuel F. Parks flnancla'
W. P. Thompson campaign.
Nowata: J. J. TUllston financial; J
II. Bertles campaign.
Claremore: W. E. Sande.s flnan
clal; J. C. Posslac campaign.
Pryor Creek: J. C. Hojan financial
S. II. Mayes campaign.
Tahlenuah: C. W. Burlngton flnan
clal; A. S. Wyly campaign.
Wagoner: G. D. Sleeker financial
Guy Bowman campaign.
Sapulpa: Josoph Bruner financial
W. W. Holder campaign.
Okmulgeo: C. K. Meyers financial
J. A. Itoper campaign.
Muskogee-: E. C. Demoules finan-
clal; A. G. Evans campaign.
Salllsaw: S. J. Cordon financial;
F. Shackleford campaign.
Eufaitla: J Burdette financial;
B. Crouch campaign.
Wewoka: J. E. Tiger financial;
'A. Alexander campaign.
I'oteau: J. W. Frederick- campaign
South .McAlester: H. P. Ward
nanclal; D. C. McCurtaln campaign
Ada: It. H. Vaughn financial; W
II. I. Campbell campaign.
Pauls Valley: T. B. Murray flnan
clal: Mllas Laseter campaign.
Purcell: Dr. E. Burfle-ld financial
Ben I.lllard campaign
Chlckasha: R. M. Johnson flnan
clal: H. B. Johnson campaign.
Ryan: Geo. Trout financial; Wm
Ardmore: G. W. Young financial
iWta. Warren campaign.
Tishomingo: H. U Muldrow finan
cial: Wm. H. Murray campaign.
Atoka: Capt Chas. I.aFlore. flnan
clal: Paul B. Smith campaign.
Antlers: R. J. Hudson coa; W. W
iWllIiams financial; U W. Oalca cam
Durant: J. M. Webb financial;
iW. Maytubby campaign.
Marietta: Not named for finance
AV. H. H. Keltner campaign.
The effort that was made la sever
al districts electing delegates to this
convention to send single statehood
men developed results In only one dis
trict Atoka. Three men from thorc
were charged with having signed sin-
gle stato resolutions. Tho convention
liero refused to seat them' until they
pledged Uiem;lvea to work for sepa -
rate fctatehood and the ratification of
the constitution now being made. The
temper of the convention was against
Hi'.illnir them herntiHO f the nttnmnt'
. - -.
of single staters to Mock the conven
Already the members of the conven-
Ion the drafting of u constitution
having been assured nre looking to
further work In the matter of ratifica
tion. It Is especially desirable to get
out a largo vote on the constitution.
In order to do this the constitution
will be so drafted that as ninny local
questions as possible will have to be
voted upon by tho people In each dis-
trict. They will bo called upon to vote
on prohibition to get the church voto
out. They will be called upon to vote
on count; seats In various districts to
get out a full vote there and In every
other way will questions of local In
terest ho called to vote.
A committee from each district has
been nppolnted to finance tho work.
It Is believed that J1.000 can be raised
In ench district to i-efray expenses of
an election. This will mnke $2C000
and will he snineiunt.
Campaign committees will organl.o
separate ata'.o clubs at every postor-
lice In Indian Territory and there are
over COO of them. Enthusiasm will'bo
aroused on local questions at each
post olllce. It Is believed that by those
tactics 150000 votes can be secured
for the convention an exprosnion that
congress will have to recognize It.
Tho canvas made today to ascertain
the political complexion of the dole-
gates shows about seventy-five per
cent to be democrats. TIiIb Is believed
lo be fairly representative though it
Is conceded that the separate state
sentiment Is more popular with demo-
crats than r publicans which would
of course have something to do with
the percentage In the convention
JOKER AT PORTSMOUTH
MERRY INTRUDER THROWN OUT
BY SECRET SERVICE MEN
Was Perfectly Harmless but had the
Joke of the Country the GreJtsst
He Ever Saw or Heard of.
His Corduct Explained.
Hotel Wentworth. New Castle. N
II. Aug. 23. l-atc the other night a
gentleman In a state of mild enthu
slnsm was found by a porter In the
annex of the Wentworth near the Rus
sian quarters. The porter wanted to
know what he was doing there. The
enthusiast only laughted. Secret ser
vice men bore down on him and put
him to the torture. He laughed har
der than ever and said something
about the Joke of the country groat
est he ever saw or heard of. Tho sec
ret service men finding he had no
bombs on him led him to the front
door pointed him toward the out-
door and gavo him a start. As he
went down tho road the gentleman
continued to laugh. He was the mer-
riest thing that has been seen about
the peace conference.
The next morning M. Wltte rose
early as Is his custom. He bathed
shaved kicked off his bath slippers
and rang for his servant to get his
shoes. The Russians following the
European custom put their shoes out-
side tho door to be polished during
the night. The Wentworth has char-
tered a special bootblack IOr this ser
As tho servant was slow in answer-'
Ing M. Wltte btepped outside in his
stocking feet brought In his shoes and
started to put them on. They seem to
have shrunk in the night. M. Wltte
has a No. 11 foot and the shoos with
which ho was struggling were dapper
About the same time M. ilosen
hopped blithely into tho hall grabbed
hU bhocs and emuVUed M. Wltte.
His feet lost themselves In salmon-
ahaped gunboats. There's only one
pair of of feet patterned like than in
the Wentworth. They are appended to
.M'. Pokotlloff the gigantic minister to
China. Then M. Wllknen was hoard
far down tho hall expressing himself
In slmplo Slavic oaths. Ho was draped
In a bath robe and In his hands he
hold tho feft sandals of Pokettloff's
The boots of the Russian bunch bud
been thoroughly effectively malicious-
The hotel management started at
once to find the one who had dona that
terrlblo thing. The bootbjack protest-
ed that he had put the shoes back
where ho found them. Tho night cham-
bormald asked with tears In her eyes
why any girl that wanted to keep her
Job would bo playing such tricks.
Tho Beoret service men were called
In. They Inspected the evidence re
viewed tho events of the night and
-suddenly remembered the merry gen
tleman. That was the Joke.
Hugo Creates Health Board.
Hugo.I. T Aug. 23. (Special.) In
order to better facilitate tho work of
i-Ioanlng up the town the town council
last night created a board of health
with full powers. The hoard consists
of two physlclana and tho mayor. Tho
counci' elecwd as the two physicians
Dr. II. H. White and Dr. H. W. Cald
well. Great progress has already been
made In cleaning up tho town but tho
people are demanding that no pains
EVERY RAILROAD TICKET SOLD
HERE NOW READS SO.
If You Have to go to Texas You Must
Also Avail Yourself of a Duly Cer-
tified Health Certificate or be
Held -at Detention Camp.
Drastic quarantine regulations as
a precautionary measure against the
Introduction of yollow Jack Into Texas
from the north are now In offect and
theso regulations will be enforced to
the letter. This was tho ultimatum of
Dr. Hlgglns assistant state health of-
ficer who has been stationed at
Gainesville for some time watching
the situation. Dr. Hlgglna visited
Ardmore last Sunday but tho purpose
of his visit was not known. It was
Intimated that the regulations up to
this time was wholly unsatisfactory
and were too lax. Passengers from
the north subscribed to an oath that
they had not been In I.oulsinna for six
days. All trolns weer met by a quar
antine officer near Gainesville and the
perfunctory method of swearing was
performed. Any one fleeing from tho
fever would hardly trouble his con
science with an path that he had not
been exposed to the fever. It was do
clared that tho host precaution was
health certificates and new rules were
In drawing the regulations as tight
as a drum Dr. Hlgglns makes It ap
parent that he wishes to avoid all
risks or danger that portended from
passengers from Infected districts. On
the south and east persona can not
enter the state without tho usual re
qulrements. But on the north border
Dr. Hlgglns took tho position that pre-
caution was necessary. Had fever en-
tered the state from tho northern hor-
ber the responsibility would havo been
fixed on Dr. Hlgglns hence his deter-
mination In tho matter.
Persona visiting Texas must now
show a health certificate which must
be signed by the health officer. The
seal of the city or county must bo
stamped thereon This la practically
the only requirement but this Is nec-
essary and a failure to comply with
the rules means that visitors will be
detained at the detention camp. The
cost of tho certificate la trivial In com-
parison with the trouble that will to
experienced without one.
Already Dr. Carr has Issued a larga
number of certificates and he antici-
pates that there will bo a great de-
mand within the next few days. He
will charge a uniform fee of $1 for
each certificate. To persons unable to
pay the amount and having no means
Dr. Carr says that ho will Issue the
certificate free of charge. He has
done this In a number of casea. He
thinks that the quarantine regulations
are the best means of keeping tho fe-
ver out of the state. Tho railroads
have knowledge of the regulations In
A representative for tho Ardmorclto
asked Agent Dashlel whether tickets
would be sold subject to quarantine
regulations. Every ticket he said
would be stamped with the words
"subject to quarantine.
This he- will do beginning today.
FIGHT ON TERRITORY BANKS
With Prospects Good for a Severance
of Business With Kansas City.
There is war on between the Kan
sas City Clearing House and Oklaho
ma and Indian Territory banks. Tho
Kansas City Clearing Houso notified
all banks in tho two Territories that
unless they remitted them at par for
all Items sent out by tho clearing
houe that an -effort would bo made
to collect tho Items In other ways.
The territory banks stood pat claim
Ing that no other clearing house or
representative banks havo made this
unreasonable demand. Lately tho
clearing houso adopted the plan of
collecting checks by express and tho
banks have retaliated by paying the
express ofneo silver dollars. Aa the
sub-treasury oxpresses silver free of
charge tho clearing houso Is paying
express on silver at a cost that must
bo near to the amount of exchange
The territory banks however do not
like tho spirit shown by their Missouri
friends and an expression from over
twenty banks Is the effect that a call
ed meeting of tho Bankers Associa-
tion will bo called at Sulphur within
a fow days to consider tho matter
and the consensus- of opinion Is that
unless Kansas City retreats from her
position that the Association will bo
asked to withdraw thoir business from
Kansas City entirely.
Wynnewood I. T. Aug. 24. (Spec
lal.) Tho baso ball team' of Novada
Texas arrived in tho city yesterday
to play a bcrles of four ball games
with tho Wynnewood toam tho first of
which waa played this afternoon in
tho pre-genco of a very largo crowd of
enthusiastic onlookers. Tho contest re
suited in favor of Wynnewood by the
Fr-ore of flvo to one. Tho main fea
ture of tho gamo "was a homo run by
Patterson cf th.8 city.
THE BIG STICK
rroosEVELr makes offcial ap-
peal TO CZAR FOR PEACE.
The White-Winged Dove Is Soaring
High With no Ark of Safety to
Welcome It Reply from Ciar
Received by the President.
Portsmouth Aug. 21. While" It was
Roosevelt's proposition In substanco
that Baron Komura formally presented
at yesterdays meeting the Associated
Press Is Informed that as offered It
varies slightly from the text of tho
compromise as suggested by both
sides. Ir exactly what particular It
cannot lie stntcd now with positive-
neas. It was the president's message
to the Emperor yesterday delivered
In person by Meyer to his majesty
which was "ommulcated to Wltto and
Rosei; Tuesaay afternoon nt the navy
The president desired that the Rus-
sian plenipotentiaries should he ap-
prised f the step he contemplated
and the fact that they aa. Is under-
stood approved of It Is significant In
Roosevelt until Tuesday had confin
ed himself to communicating with
Wltte Und Kaneko. Ills role was un
official. Now he has made his appeal
officially. If :t hag failed there still re
mains a last appeal to the emperor of
There U yet no clue to the response
Meyer received from Emperor Nich
olas but It la already In Roosevelt's
posession and he Is In a position today
to dofine his next step.
Portsmouth. Aug. 24. The personal
Ity of Roosevelt looms up -larger and
larger In the crisis. Ho stands between
tho warring countries Insisting that
pence conference shall not fall.
li! president has already accom
plished much. Had he not 3tepped In
to the breach conference would prob
ably have gone to pieces. Such hopes
remain that It will end In peace and a
treaty rests upon It.
Oyster Bay Aug. 24. There are rea
sons for the statement that the presi
dent has made some representations
to the Tokio government but whether
they were made direct to the Japanese
emperor Is not known.
Portsmouth Aug. 21. There is a
report which cannot bo confirmed that
late last night Baron Komura and
Takahlra wero at tho navy yard. If
this Is true it is possible that the pres
ident had some communication with
them after hearing from Meyer.
Portsmouth N. II. Aug. 23. Official
statement of today's writing of tho
poace conference Is as follows:
"At today's sitting of tho confer-
ence the protocols were signed In duo
form after which tho conference ad-
journed until Saturday."
After tho adjournment of the con-
ference the Japanese plenipotentiaries
and every member of the Japaneao
peace mission left tho navy yard Tho
two envoys accompanied by Mr. Sato
went to the hotel In an automobile
while tho secretaries went as usual
At four o'clock none of tho Russians
had left the navy yard.
It was believed that the Russians
remained behind to prepare the form
of tho cablegram to St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Aug. 23. Mr. Mey-
er the American ambassador had an
audience wlf.i the emperor at Peterhof
this aftornoan which lasted throe
hours. Presumably tho matter of
peace waa discussed at length but
nothing can bo ascertained at present
regarding what actually took place
as tho embassy declines to give out
It Is known however that a long ca-
blegram had been sent to Washington
giving the result of tho conference.
Mr. Meyer left St. Petersburg 3 p.
m . arriving at Peterhof about an hour
later returning to St. Petersbug short-
ly beforo S o'clock. Tho emperor at-
tendod tho maneuvers In the morning
and returned to Peterhof just in time
to receive Mr. Meyer.
Statehood Sentiment at Hugo.
Hugo I. T Aug. 24. (Special.)
Jshn Cooke of Antlers who was U
S. Commissioner for this district un
der President Cleveland was In town
today on his way homo from Muako-
gee booming separate statehood. The
advocates of soparato statehood have
won many converts In this locality
lately among the Indians but a vast
majority of tho non-cltlzens are still
for single statohood. In as much as
all tho committee assignments from
this recording district wero given to
Indians it is probable they will re
A mr.n would rather oven bo to
church then bo kept In tho houso by
into nocessary tn'ngw would buy a
b; chelor more luxuries lhan he knew
whaf to do with.
MINISTER CONGER RESIGNS.
American Ambassador to Mexico
Gives up Office.
Oytder Bay N. V Aug 23 Edwin
H. Conger of Iowa has resigned his po
sltlon as American Ambnssador to
Mexico to take effect Oct. IS next
and President Roosevelt has accepted
the resignation. Mr. Congers retire-
ment from tho diplomatic scrvlco was
foreshadowed In these dispatches lust
week t was Indicated then that he
might bo sent to Pckln aa a special
commissioner of tho President to ad-
Just If possible the differences which
have arisen between this country and
China over tho boycott of American
goods by some of tho Chlnoso com-
mercial guilds. Whllo no official state
ment that It has either been abandon
ed by the president or that It has been
declined by Mr. Conger. At any rate
It Is believed Mr. Conger will not go
to China as a representative of tho
t hag not been determined definitely
yet who will succeed Mr. Conger as
Ambassador to Mexico but ns hereto
fore stated It will probably be David
E. Thompson of Nebraska now Amer-
ican Ambassador to Brazil. It Is
kilDwn that AiiibaH:uVr Thompson
desires tho Mexican post. In connec
tion with th.- appointment tho name
of F. B. l.oomls Assistant Secretnry
of State has been mentioned but It
can be said pretty dellultoly that Mr
l.oomis will not be appointed. Ills res
Iguatlon ns assistant secretary of
state may b expected at anytime.
t Is certain that ho la to retire from
the state department but whether ho
will receive an appointment In tho
diplomatic service aa hag been sug
Rested Is bought to be somewhat
CORBIN REPORTS ON PHILIPPINE
Says Greater Harmony Would Prevail
if the Military and Civil Author!
ties Were Under one Head.
Rich in Coal and Mineral.
Manila Aug. 23. The report of Ma
jor General Corbln commander In
chief of Jthw United States In the Phil
Ipplncs for the fiscal year 1005 In part
snys that greater efficiency harmony
and economy could bo obtained if tho
division commanders wero members of
tho commission and in addition to
their other duties performed U1030 of
the secretary of military affairs to the
governor general thereby placing all
tho military forces army scouts and
the constabulary under one directing
head. Tho result would be more union
of action than had occurcd In tho past
Division commjyiders should bo select-
cu iui a view m men spi-ciui mui-ati
for this duty on tho commission and
should always bo persona grata to the
governor general. Major General Cor
bln thinks that the Inauguration of a
president should be hcaraldcd through
out tho possession of tho United
States. He recommends that the army
regulations uo amonded to provide for
the firing of a national salute at noon
on Inauguration day at every array
post. Ho recommends rc-consldcratlon
of the rulln;j of tho chief of staff of
the army that no more colonels with
civil war records be prompted to bo
permanent brigadier generals and
cites many cases of ablo colonels who
are decerving of permanency the ser
vice being entitled to their knowledge
He prophejled that tho Philippines In
the near future will not only furnish
their own coal supply but will compete
with Australia and Japan in tho mar
kets of Singapore.
Governor General Wright expects to
be present in Washington when the
bids for the construction of railroads
In the Philippines are opened.
MAKES EMPHATIC STATEMENT
Never Received One Penny He Say
for Legal Services Rendered the
Chickasaw Nation Since Elect-
ed United States Senator.
Abilene Ka3 Aug. 21. Senator Bu""
ton at his home here today in an em
phatic statement declared that the
Chickasaw warrants Issued to hlra
October 1901 wero In payment for le
gal services as councellor to Governor
Johnston prior to his election as sena
"I have nover" he said 'received
one penny In compensation for legnl
services rendered tno utucKasaw na
tion since my election as United
States senator beforo a federal de
partment or any whom else."
Largest Man Is Dead
Indiannpolls Ind. Aug. 23. Philip
Krelgh known a "Indiana's 700-pound
man" Is dead at his home at Stiles-
ville of dropsy. Ho waj exhibited In
a circus as the- largest man in the
ARDMORE'S DISTINGUISHED AT.
TORNEY EXPRESSES HIMSELF.
The Muskogee Convention Arrays the
nea man Against His White Broth-
erA Spectacle of a Minority
Dictating to a Majority.
Just at present the statehood nupn.
tion is being discussed. Thodlscuaslon
Is not confined to any particular sec-
tion of the country and IndlcatlonH
nro that a hot light this winter will
be madd for Joint statehood by tho ad
vocntes of single statehood. H.-ilit
Hon. S. T. Bledsoe of thin cltw
"Probably fifteen and possibly
twenty per cent of the people of tho
iiiiunn lerritory favor stntehood and
eighty to eighty-live per cout Joint
statehood with Oklahoma. In tho
Chickasaw nation less than ten per
cent favor s-panito stntehood. Prac
tlcally all the business organizations
of tho two territories havo combined
In anticipation of Joint statehood
That tht two territories in population
aren. resources anil conditions aro en
titled to Immediate statehood Is not
denied by anyone.
"The convention in session at Musko
gee If It contemplate anything other
than the defeat of all statehood legis
lation loons to nn Indian common-
wealth controlled and dominated by
the red man to the practical oxcluslon
of his Anglo-Saxon brother. Tho con
vention was called nnd organized by
imiiiin ofiiclals iiullaiiB occunv prac
tically all controllng positions In tho
convention. No graver error could bo
committed than In thus arraying tho
red man against the white and Insist
ing that a small minority of Indians
shall make n constitution for tho
great majority the white. No lino
should bo drawn between the white
and rod races Thoy havo a common
Interest In the country that should
outweigh race partisanship. Certainly
no man can bo considered tho real
friend of the Indian who brings about
a controversy of this kind knowing
that tho Indian must always be In tho
"The people who aro making this
constitution for tho Indian Territory
as a stato have heretofore insisted
that tho Indian Territory could not
bear oven Its pro rata share much
less tho entire expense of a stato gov
eminent. These samo people who
"havo Insisted that tho Indians aro not
ready for stato government aro now
Insisting at lest by their actions
that the Indian Is better qualified to
maku a constitution and laws than Ls
tho -white man. Tho fact Is tho Indian
Is as ready for statehood now as he
will over be.
"It is a very serious question if a
majority of tho delegates to this con
vcntlon nro not nhoutlng for soparato
statehood and praying nnd working
for no legislation. It Is said that thoso
who have opposed statehood becauso
tho Indian objected will be without
further support for their contention.
The Indian sentimentalist hasn't been
much given to reasoning on this sub-
ject and Is likely to be found facorlng
tho Indians' particular kind of state-
hood to tho cxcluston of all others
rather than to accept as a fact in a
general way that the Indian is ready
for. and wants statehood. It would
seem howover If the Indians aro suf-
ficiently enlightened to construct a
deslrablo constitution for a soparato
stato they aro sufficiently enlightened
to participate In tho making of a con-
stitution for a stato composed of tho
two territories. Separate; statehood is
an Impossibility and no ono Is better
awaro of such fact than tho dominat-
ing spirit of this convention. No sopa-
rato statehood bill can bo roported
from any committee of either houso
of congress. Slnglo statehood is proh-
Ablo at the coming session of congress
unless tho soparato statehood conven-
tion furnished someone an excuso for
prolonging tho fight.
"It cannot be denied that somo of tho
delegates aro In good faith making
a fight for separate statehood. It may
bo added however that they ao not
among thosei who aro placing til bur-
dn of existing conditions."
A FRIGHTFUL STORY.
Daughter saw Mother and Her Para-
mour Murder Her Father.
Knoxville. Tenn. Aug. 23. Tho lit-
tle daughter of Mrs. John Lea lately
a widow by the supposed sulcldo of
her husband a saw mill m!an who re-
sided near Clovoland Tenn. today con-
fessed to her grandmothor at Murray
Ga. where sho had been sent on a
visit that her mother and James Illx.
also a sew mill man who boarded at
tho hpmo of tho Lens killed her fath-
er. Tho story Is ono of tho most re-
volting In criminal annals of Tennes-
see. I.ea was found hanging by a
ropo which was attached to ono of tho
beama of tho saw mill his nock brok-
en. A coroners jury pronounced him
a sulcldo. Then Hlx and Mrs. l.ca
disappeared. The llttlo girl declaros
Hlx held her fnther whllo her molhor
broke his neck with a weapon. Hlx
teUlng hor whore to strike.
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The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 246, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 24, 1905, newspaper, August 24, 1905; Ardmore, I. T.. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc79916/m1/1/?rotate=270: accessed December 6, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.