The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 254, Ed. 1, Monday, March 12, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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THE DAILY ARDMOREITE.
Ardmore Monday March 12 190C
THE ARDMOREITE PUBLISHING C
ITS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
THE ARDMOREITE PUBLISHING COMPANY having on March ist purchased the Ardmoreitc a daily and weekly newspaper published at Ardmorc Indian Territory
by Mr. Sidney Suggs in its first edition announced its policy. For the information of its patrons and the general public a brief sketch of the officers and directors of the
new company is Riven. These men were selected from the stockholders and the stockholders of the Ardmoreitc Publishing Company represent almost every town in the
Indian Territory and arc numbered among the most progressive men of their respective communities. Their combined wealth aggregates over a million dollars thus making the
Ardmoreitc Publishing Company financially one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the two Territories. It is the intention of the officers and directors with the assistance
of the stockholders and the co-operation 01 uic puuuc iu iuhhk ic nramorcuc mu icaams; ncwsjmjic. oi uic new osaic ana 10 tins cna the latest and most improved machinery
will be installed from time to time as necessity aemanus. rarucuiar .-mention win oc given wj uook ana jou priming in an us tonus.
-By K. C. Tucker.
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HON. B. A. RAQLAND
lion 11 A Itagland. managing vil
lor of The Ardnsortrtte was bora In
UorrU county T(ih March II 1S74.
At no early aa a ebooM Jouraallim
as a profession nod on reaching bis
majority ran. simultaneously at litis-
burg .tad Mount Pleasant. Texas two
Un DemocraUc aewDaarf ha v.
ms 'tenslv circulation and which
w. : appreciated oy their saaay road-
era. Ho aiterwurda practiced taw.
Mne the Junior member of th well
knonn firm la Texas of McCord &
Ragland. who maintained associated
on s a at Tyler and Ollmer until Mr.
Rngland's recent removal to Ardmore.
Ills professional work baa brought
him face to tare with all qaeaUoas ot
political Import and he enjoys an ex-
temlve acquaintance with the public
men of bla native stale Texas.
H r p reseated Camp and Upshur
coan :ot in tbu 17 th and Stth Texas
ajvn.Mlcs. having been nominated In
his party primaries and Reeled at the
general elections by aaUortng and
con.; I. -i rotary majorities. In a IMj
itf i' of Mographleal Bfcetche or
Texas Notable publlahed at AtistlD.
ttti ;.tg ia found: "He ha at-
wajr n found on the right aide- In
ROTT.m.nUl affair and aa a writer
aad speaker la retarded as being an
able champion or rigorous conteflUn
as be may be called upon to support
or oppose a presented question."
11 r ruglaad oorly entorod the po-
llrcal field not as ono who wlshenl to
boooroe famous as a loonl political
wire-puller but upon that higher nnd
broader plant whereon Is based tlio
truer principles of statecraft. While
a member of the Texas legislature he
was an'agoolttlr to the trusts nnd cor
porao control but friendly to the In
daitrl.il agricultural nnd comrm rc'.il
anergics of the state
Ills Is a tucmber of tho Masonic or-
der tho Ancient Order of United
LEE CRUCE Director.
Worl m. si. hi- vwilmon of th World
the Ku in I'jrihlaa und the Imy
Ilue i : lb (innovation) 01 Ittvl lueu
Lee Cruee Director.
Lee Cruce was born ceur Marion
Kt-n J;y. and educattd in tho ootn-
m n schools of that country. His
father died 'when he was but seven
years uf age and he remained npoa
U10 firm until h v.iu. .'1 years nl
ag He afUrward xtigiged In the
taerrantlle bu4lnaaa nt CroyneviUe
I'ri' r to his removal to Ardmore la
3801 b took a o.ie-year'B courso at
Vamli rbilt University and upon his
arrival ia Indian Territory entt-w
Into a partnership with the lair firm
Joli-". Cruee Cruee wrilci after-
w. J '.ttasie CriKe Crutc C;u
remaining so until he resigned1 to cm-'
bark to tbe banking burin la IMS j
He orgaalsd tbe Ardmore National
Hank one of tbe many Institution
'. which Ardmore l pardoosbly
;-o.id. and of which he Is now prest-
nt He is also presided of tbe
deration of Commercial Clubs for S
Oklahoma and Indian Territory also
-ildent of the Commercial Club of
" U city which is roeakd as one
f the stroageat and moat effective
working organisation of Mi bind ta
Hon. R. W. Dick.
11 W. Dick ono of tho directors dJ
tbe Ardraorelto PubltehJBC company
a mayor of the city of Ardmore. The
strength added to the csanaRosacnt by
his connection with it Is expected to
be great. His caterprlslnt; coctm
atnoe b-dnt; placed at the bead of the
affairs of Ardmore exemplify tbe fact
that foremost acaoa; tb aood laSu-
cucs of a dty la that of Its ohief
execuUve. A dty n growth aad proa-
terlty are dependent not more upon Its
environment than upon tbe broud-guaf
ed management aad comprebenatv
scope of ha uadertaktsMP- Vvr Isaolr
aiion along these tinea a city looks
to it maor ana bla absoluu. requls-lt-
are initiative courage sound adg-
ment. patrtotlam. hdellty aad tbe pow-
er to enlist tbe couadence of otMrt
In tbe future of his town. To him nru
eo trusted the eatertalamrat of rlslu
ors. tkw maintenance of a city's flood
aapearaae and tbe recognition of all
tblaga tor too adraacemoat of Ha wel-
fare. The admlalttraUoa of Ard
moro's preat executive oOleer IftdV
catos his poMoaalon of all ibs ijuatt-
ties. There art- doubtlosa tboau wbv
hara differed with him upon soma
phases of bis administration but there
are few If any who do not now recog-
nize the bent fit of Ms foresight and
r.r prt-clatc his power to Infuse others
. h that confidence In Ardmorels
f :'ure which be has feH all along.
It W. Dick cam to Ardmore Aug--t
1SS9; was principal of the Ard-
r. to schools until the courU were
--'.ib!lahed in th spring of mo. at
which time he oegan the practice ot
Aselated In the organisation of 'h
iist Democratic erab of lndt m T
lory. Was a delegate to an .
1 all Democratic eonvcntKms evc-
' !d In Indian Territory U f
McAIeater. H92; Vlnlta. u '
more 1M0 and Durant in 15 I t
which place be waa la th r.ce fir
national Democratic comn
Waa elected mayor of At I. rt I
1001 and re-elected for the nr 's
'erms up to Apnl 1307. dur w 1 1
"me the city has undergone rr -tensive
Improvementa and U n w
a atatn of unprecedented pro-r
J. Fentrasi Wlsdo-n.
J. Fentress Wisdom tbe seer ' '
and treasurer ot tho Ardmorelte r ib
Halting company. U the son of Ann?
's and Col. w M AVIsdom la'eh
ieceased who for many yesrs wa
te United ftatea Indian atrent for
Ind'an Territory With his parent
Mr. Wlflom came to the territory In
18S5 where h has ooaUauoiuly re-
sided. In 11.93 hta lather ;. the.i Indian
"rent apnolr.td hlnf lOhlii-f rlegk.
wb!eh posl'lqn.he reta'tifSl ttndr J
l.'lilr 81.ocnf.lt. b! father' m-CA :
R. W. DICK Director
sor ustll Jua 2. IMC at which ttase
be was dioasiseed from tho puMtc sor-
vtco by the secretary of tho interior
for refusing to direct tbe Uattod
Statea Indian polk to close the
stoves of merchant at Muskogt for
failure to pay tbe Creek tribal tax.
Mr. Wisdom's long expert In
th government service- contluaiag
for a period of nearly twlv yarv
aabtod htm to kscosue iborousthly
coavcrsoat with Jadiaa Territory af-
fairs aad coadttloaa aad at the ame
tlauo to matte auoorosM friends aad
acquaintances. Me made many pay-
ments to the ladtaac cf the Ave trlbei
the most notable being tb Chero-
Ve Old Settler the Crti-k Loyal the
Individual Seminole Dsrnao tbt
Cblckaaav lacompttvat ruad aad the
Choctaw aad Chickasaw TownMte
Pund paymonts. Tbf payments In-
volved tbe dttributloa of mllltoat of
dollars aad Mr. Wisdom 'a aecoaata
were never questioned aad the pay-
ments were made to tho entire satlt-
factioa of tbe people and to tb do-
partmrat H ia an expert aeeosat-
ant aad has 'great executive abUtty.
When the Ardmore ft Publishing com
pan? was Incorporated he was select
ed as a director aad elected to th po-
sition of secretary and treasurer of
the company. Ho Is a Democrat by
birth aad coifvlciloas aad a siugte
stater from :br word go having been
a deles xte to the Oklahoma City sin-
gle statehood convention
mr. Ho 1 a life merob-r rt ':.
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8IDNEY SUQGS President
Iienerolent nnd Protective Order ct
Rika and lleutesant colonoi nnd adju-
tant general of the Isdlun Territory
COL. SIDNEY SUGGS.
't r J ' f !r v K lc.-s
8. T. BLEDSOE Director.
advancing Indian Territory Intcresti
and of the Chickasaw Nation espo-1
e tally will be glad to learn that the-1
Ardisori-IU I'ublifblnfr company upon j
Its Incorporation chose him m Its I
The faith tif Sidney $ugg In the
.frA o'itcontr- of Indian Torritory bl'
- lf -u for the b'.terja--ii-
ot cosMlUoas in It and the prMe with
which he has always eialnted clttaea-
sMp thereof above all else cob) mend
Mm to the good fellowship of Its
people. That be enjoys that fellow-
hip there la no doubt nor Is It any
onder for th strongest trait In the
character of Sidney Suggs Is that bis
Inborn conception of patriotism be-
gins with loyalty to Ms home to hh
town and to his country.
Bora In Tupelo Mlaeltfilppl tho
events of his boyhood are uversbaa-
owed by th mentor?' of civil war
rtrlfe aad the distress of reconstruc-
tion days which practically brought
him Into manhood with few advan-
tages of attending school. Ho was
however reared in a home ot culture
and od Cuit km. His father was a pro-
fessional man and spont a very busy
life. It Is chiefly to his mother who
was a graduate of one of the South'
beat schools that he owes his early
elucntlonal training. Vbwn he once
entered upon bia business career he
took every advantage of gathering the
practical thlags of life nnd aa a
brewd practical business man be la
m ich eonght aa a bulnesa afc'te.
He baa been delegated on nu: .. ta
occasions to aid In securing needed
legislation for Icdlan Territory aad
has participated In every atorcment
for th advancemeat ot Ardmore aJnot'
Rinklag this city bla tfetae.
S. T. BtedJte.
f ! . n . cr.:z-.d fact -that the bar
of Ardmore Is represented by aa high-
ciaia talent as la known to tho pro-
fession of law. 8. T. Died-
toe Is one of tho most brll-
U.111'. example of thu fact Ilecogni-
t on of blH ability las been shown
r' i. n inl ahri id Ho bai
' . !..--. ..i !j c " Jc- y of
W. F. VHITTINGTON Olrectcr.
tho Cou.niorc.aI Uaw Ixngiio of Amc-r-lea.
oti- cf the nlsbeet nonoru within
the 51ft of the profesa'on and on
numerous ocasilons be as represent-
d his towu and tbe country a: (.:.
at Washington In movetnents for
Mr Bl hw Is a native of Kentucky
where he- resided until about 13 years
of age when he movod to C5 raj son
comtr Texas. He taught a country
chool and attended the Unlver l.y cf
Texas. He came to Ardmore in tV
spring of ISM and began the p
of lnw. He formed a partnership
W. A. Ledbetter In Martm. lO z
the arm has been actively .
In the law practice ever slno
On being lold that the Ardmc.'
desired to publlsa a short sketch o!
Mr. BlcdSO. bin nnrtnnr. Mr Ix-t I
"Blcdsoo Is competent to f 1 any
position. Tho Almighty put him In a
big frame HgHcd It op with a mag-
nificent Intellect and gavo him a
steady and Incorruptible heart"
Mr. DIcdsoc Is also a progrcpelve
business man and his footprints as a
town builder can not only bo seen In
Ardraoro but In othor territory towna
Fow men ever attain more prominence
In a lifetime In tho commercial nnd
legal world than S. T. Hlodsoe. and
he Is still n young man.
C. L. Byrne.
Tbe name of C. I Uyrne as a direc-
tor aad vice preatdent In the new
company Is considered fortunate. As
a financier C. I Ilyrne has attracted
considerable attention. In the early
days of Ardmoro he came here to es-
tablish a yard for an Arkadaaa lum-
ber company. He afterwards pur-
chased this yard and so successfully
conducted the business that he waa
able to (acre. from one yard and a
-limited capital until now he la at the
head of one of tbe strongest lumber
compaalea In the country which com-
priiee a string ot yards throughout
try Indian Territory. 1 :lor to
his coming to the territory lie res'ded
four year at Seattle Washington
holding the bono: aide position of spe-
e!.:l af- Lt it v. land office nn ap-
J. FENTRESS WISDOM
Secretary and Treasurer.
polntment under Orovor Cleveland's
Mr. Dyrno Is a staunch frlond to
good government and from this point
of vlw closely watches tho trend ot
political events and his sagacity In
measuring the capacities of men has
few equals. His business associates
and friends Imve unbounded confl-
I ne in his honesty Intogrlty nnd
iBlness judgment C. U Uyruo has
"i been dubbed as the "power be-
Mrg8 both polltloa and commorclnl
st in demand and greatly sought nf-
fr CapL W. F. Whltttnrjton.
W P. Whlttlngton. director ot the
A Itnorelto Publishing company war
1 ri In FranVUn county Illinois and
c ' fatoJ at Kwtng collo?e of that
s tX He cruno to Texas In 187!. In
171 be embarked tn tho mercantile
business In Cooko county of thai
st ite continuing until 1S00 nt whlcn
Mmo ho moved to Ardmore where ho
his remained since. Here he engaged
In tho mercantilo business until tho
flro of 1895. I.ator he erected tho ho-
tel which beara hln name. This hos-
telry ho conducted until recently
when ho temporarily retlrod from ao-
Mr. Whlttlngton Eerved as altlor-
man during tho construction of the
c!ty lake tbe Institution of water-
works and numt-rous other Improve-
ments for the good ol the town the
C. L. DYRNE VkerealdenL
lntorosta of which nro Identical with
Captain Whlttlngton's strongoet ally
la Mis intellect. He possessed tbe un-
usual faculties of looking with a great
degree of certainty into the events of
the futur- He is in sympathy with
the const ruci Ion of gigantic enter
prises here that the country may be
prepared to take care of tbe Increas-
ing population and his faith In Ard-
more Impart enthusiasm to those with
whom he comes In contact.
iljc Jlttilij 3.1-Dmofcilc.
Every Day Except Saturday By
THE ARDMOREITE PUBLISHING
Ardmore Monday March 12 1S05.
STATEHOOD AND THE REPUBLI
The senate recognised the Justness
if o-jr claim to statehood on our own
writs and gave us a square deal. It
row up to the house of rcprcaenta-
Mvcs to determine If Oklahoma
hould be wronged In c: k-r to pre-
vent the Infliction of n wrong upon
rlzona and New Mexico.
Tho bill now goes to tho house aad
"3 destiny Is la tho hands of the Ho-
Tubllcans. It is now a bill cut loose
from ttoo mill atone that has dragged
similar measures to defU In tho
mrl As there nro no nmondments In
ho matter of appropriations tbero Is
10 necessity for sending it to a com--nl'fee
as would have been tho case
'roat tho speaker's bonlgn Influence
n any particular. When the bill Is
'old beforo the house a motion to con-
cur In tho scnato amendments will bo
In order and upon that question a
vote will bo takon. It Ib expected that
thoso Republicans who wore classod
ns "I-nsurgents" wilt bo glad of this op-
portunity to voto their sentiments free
fro mtho speaker's benign Influonco
and that with tho Democratic voto
practically solid tho sonato amend-
ments will bo nccopted. That will
mean Immcd'nte statehood for Okla-
homa and Indian Torritory without
further delay for It Ib believed that
tho prosMent will sign tho bill In Its
present form. If the house votes to
( reject tho sonato amendments tho
bill will tkon go to n conference com-
! raltteo the house members of which
I being named by Speaker Cannon will
i be expected to defeat statehood rather
than accept the ttenate action. Thero
-'IK bo n deadlock and tho bill will
tile with the house directly responsi-
ble It is expected howovor that in
such nn ovent tho sonato will after
waiting a sufficient time tack tho bill
to an appropriation measure and pass
It aa a rider when It will again bo
up to fie houso to act. In this caao
the bill w'll prnlnhly bo passed.
Thus the pronert for statehood U
percent 1 biy br"Mr It Is Inroncolv.v
ble that "Wer Cinnon-will stand la
the vay of a hill providing for tho
ndmlsalon of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory ca one stato. nut 't Is not
absolutely conclusive hst Ftatehood
will be achieved. Wl'.h patient endur-
anco tho peopln bavo waited many
long -woary years for the recognition
of thotr rights to ndmlss'on to the
union and w'll easily understand that
only tho mom Inoxcusnblo nn I arbitra-
ry action of tho Itemibltcnh bousf can
now defeat the creation of the stito
of Oklahoma at this sos:on of coa-
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