The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 112, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 26, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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THE OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS.
AKDMOUK I. T. WKOXKKDAY KVKXIXCi SKPTKM WVAX 2(1 li)()(.
CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYES MUST '
Consternation Among Government
Clerks at Washington Will De
Held Up For Five Per Cent
t of Annual Salary.
Washington Sent. 23. The Kepub-
llcmi national committee has descend-
ed iiiioii the government employes In
Washington in im endeavor to raise
a Hubstantlal campaign fund. The
committee had found no trouble In pet-
ting past the Quaker rim protection
which the civil service act thrown
around tho government employe. and
tho demand for dollar criitrlbutluns
has reverberated through 1 lie halls of
the big department bulldlngH. The
committee Is not at nil certain of tho
.success of the dollar contribution plan
hence It Is holding In reserve a pro-
position to arbitrarily nssess govern-
ment olllclals for 5 per cent of their
annual wages. It is the proposition
to hold-up ?I000 department clorku
lor $50 that Is causing consternation
and an nnxlous turning to tho civil
service-commission for relief.
That body however offers no com-
fort but has announced through Iti
secretary that department employee
tinder the civil service may bo held up
for campaign contributions provided
that the bleeding Is not done by n fel-
low employe or In the office building.
The n m whom the Republicans have
selected to squeeze the Republican of-
fice holders Is Sidney llieber who Jo-
soph C-iunon tiled to unload In Texa
n;i iori'U3ter at Kl Paso. Texas but
whose aspirations wcrP blocked by Na-
tional Co!iimltt"unian Cecil Lyon llie-
ber was formerly a lire marshal If.
Washington but has boon getting ac-
climated In Texas with a view to fall-
ing Into a fat foder.il Job at San A-
tonlo or Kl Paso. He opened head-
quartern heio today for the squeezing
' of government employes and assured
of non-lnterforence by the civil service
commission lie has boldly proclaimed
if there are not enough immediate dol-
lar contributions the pressure of tho 5
per cent squeeze will be felt all down
FILLED WITH HOMESEEKERS.
Scenes in Southwest Oklahoma Re-
semble Big Opening.
Duncan I. T. Sept. 2C Not slnco
the big opening ot 'the Kiowa Co-
mnnciiu and Apache Indian reserva-
tion proper in 1901 has thoro been
such activity manifested by prospect-
ive lionicseekers as Is now taking
place In the big pasture reserve held
back from settlement for these tribes
at thn. time but which Is to bo
thrown open to settlement In the near
future. Rules for the sale of theso
lands havo already been formulated
and the salo is only awaiting tho
announcement of tho date of execu-
tion as tho opening proclamation has
been Issued by tho president.
Tho entlro amount of 5(i00() acres
Is to bo sold to the highest bidder
nt a minimum prico ot $ per acre
except thnt portion of th0 reservation
known as pasture number 3 which is
a tract Ivlng Imedlatoly west of nun-
can. This tract of land has been set-
tled by farmers who hold a lease priv-
ilege by reason of which thow woro al
lowed proforenco of purchase. Con-
siderable disappointment Is being man
Ifested by theso preferenco right hold
er. howovor on account of tho apprats
cmeiit of this land which runs nil tho
way from $5 to $20 per aero failure
to bid which forfeits their right. Tho
minimum price of tho entlro rcscrva
lien to bo sold Is $3 po acre.
Indian i errltory Fair.
Wagoner. I. T Sept. 20. Tho (list
agricultural fair over held In this part
of the now stato opened today and
will contlnuo tile balance ot tho week
A carnival and street show Is being
held In .connection with tho fair.
Granted an Increase.
Bloomlngton 111. Sept. 20. Tho
Chicago and Alton railway has notl
tied tcle'graphors'on Illinois linos of an
increase In pay ranging from 52.50
to ?S50 n month.
Thousands of Old Vets and Their
Friends at Joplln Today.
Joplln Mo. Sept. 2G. Thousands of
vl Mors aro gathered hero today to
participate in the annual reunion f
the Missouri department of the Unit-
ed Coniederate Veterans. The conven-
tion opened at 11 o'clock this fore-
norn with addresses of welcome by
Clyde Comptou and Wlllard Dulls and
a response by State Commander .1. I)
linntt of Jefferson City. This nier-
noon In addition to the reports of
the various committees an address
will bo delivered by J. M. Hoyd of
dt. Joseph and a recital by Miss Mot-
ile Jackson of Whltewrlght Texas.
Music will be furnlshil by the Joplln
Ladle!' quartette. The sessions of
the convention nre being held In the
Tills evening a ball In honor of the
stnto sponsor. Miss Helen Chestnut
of St. Joseph and the maids of honor
will be held at Klks' ball under too
auspices of the local branch of the
Sons of Confederate Veterans.
'I he program for tomorrow Includes
a picnic at Lakeside Park an address
by the Hon. 1..' W. Griffith of Hates
Mo. and the election of state ofllcors.
It Is believed that the ateiidance dur
lug the reunion will reach 5000 matt-
ing tills one of the most successful
reunions oi veterans over held In the
state. The Joplln Commercial Club
has Joined with the local Confederate
oigunlzntinn in providing entertain-
ment features ior the visitors. A nov-
el .eaturu of the convention Is the
assistance which Is being rendered the
entertainment committees by many
meiniiers of the local branches of the
Grand Army of the Republic and tho
Sons of Union Veterans.
RECEIVE THEIR INSTRUCTIONS.
Election Commissioners Meet at Mus-
kogee With Board.
Muskogee I. T. Sept. 25. About
forty-five of the election commission-
rs for the eastern part of Oklahoma
met with tho districting board Tunis
lilxby W. H: H. Clayton and Joseph
(III hero today. Tho meeting was
for the commissioners to recelvo their
final Instructions regarding their du
ties. The hoard has passed on the
matter of residence and persons over
21 years of age In Indian Territory
who Imvo been hero hi'x months will
be Qiitltlcd to vote regardless of how
long thoy havo lived In the precinct.
Klcctlou commissioners will bo re
quired to deliver In porson th(! returns
of tho elections for delegates to tho
Caught In Quicksand.
Paris Texas Sept. 20. While C P.
Stubblellcld a farmer near Chlcota
was trying to cross Hod river from
tho territory side opposite Garrett's
Hluff Thursday tho wagon and team
were caught In quicksand. Tho river
was up the water covering tho sand
bar. It was neccessary to drlvo fifty
yards In tho water to roach tho ferry-boat
landing. When ho hail driven
about hall way to tho ferryboat the
wsigon and team sank .n the quick
sand nearly out of sight It required
tvera! hours of hard work with
the assistance of the ferryman to
Kansas Centennial Celebration.
Republic City Kan. Sept. 2fi. The
celebration of th0 centennial anniver
sary of tho raising by Zobulon I'lko
C'f tho United tSates flag on Kansas
oil which took p.aco at tho old Paw
nee village in Republic county on Sop
tcmber 29 180(1 oognn hero this morn
mg. Thousands ot people Including
many of the most prominent citizens
of tli0 state havo gathered hero to
participate In tho fcslval and tills
little town Is crowded as It never was
Kansas Corn Carnival.
Sylvan Grove Kan. Sept. 20. Tho
Sylvan Grovo corn carnival and agrl
cultural show opened today. More
than 500 loads of corn were used In
i.'io decorations. Addresses will prob
ably bo mado during the fair by Gov
ernor Hrch and Col. W. A. Harris
Democratic candidate for governor
Hanford Opens In Virginia
Nowport News Vn Sept. 20.
Charles U. Hanfor will open his tour
n "Julius Caesar'' and "Cymbcllno'
In this city tonight. His route this
year. Includes nearly all the principal
cities of tho country.
PROMOTER OF PROFITABLE VEN
TURE IS ON TRIAL.
Many of Pretty "Widow's" Former
Lovers Expected To Testify
Against Her Dupes Number
New York. Sept. 20. Mrs. Ulna
Vcrraull the pretty "widow" who Is
alleged to have been associated wtt'i
Mrs. Izellc Mrowu mid Robert Km-
met Kcene an actor In tho promotion
of a "love syndicate" by means of
which many tlupew wore Uceced to the
xtent of $100000. will probably bo
placed on trial today. It Is oxpeclci
thnt ninny of Mrs. Verrnnlt's formoi
lovers will nppear In court to testify
against the fair charmer whine e
duetive wiles caused them to part
with co much of their nvnllnhlo cash.
Asslitunt District Attorney Carmody
expresses himself as positive that the
woman will bo given a sentence of
not less than live years In prison.
Mrs. Verrault In equally confident
thnt she will lie acquitted of the base
charges made against her by evil-
minded men and says so with an all
ot Injured Innocence Which gives
added charm to her soft and sensu-
ous honuty. ImpulHlvc gay and lov
able the secrot of this woman's suc-
cess In luring men to financial destruc-
tion Is not hard to Unci. She U the
kind of siren for whom any man might
be persuaded to go to hell anil con-
sider the trip but a plea:aut outing.
The story of the "lovo synilloate"
ins been often told. To their hand
somely furnished residence on West
Highly-second street Mrs. Drown and
Mrs. Vnrrault posing an wealthy wi
dows lined their dupes. Promises of
marriage Ihe sale of stocks In bogus
mining companies gambling spiritual-
istic ;ioanccs ami n dozen other de-
vices wore resorted to by the women
in their quest of wealth. A census
of the victims would include nearly
i bundled men. ranging from respect-
iblo green grocers to Wall Street
brokers anil millionaire. Tor three
years tho house of lovo llotir.'nhcd be-
foro exposure put mi end to tho cun-
ning deceptions of Its promoters and
threatens to land them behind prison
Mrs. Verrault is 32 years ot age
and wrn born In Ironton Wis. Ac-
cording to reports received from that
place her parents were drunken de-
bauches tho father having been
killed In a saloon fight and the mother
dying as the result of a prolonged
spree. If heredity nnd environment
shape the characters of human beings
Mrs. Verrault certainly started In life
with a 'linall capital.
It was In Chicago whore she went
as n girl thnt lllnn Forrester first
mot Mrs. Izolln Drown. Perceiving
the girl's great beauty and evident
cunning the elder woman Immediately
marked her for hor own. Not since"
that time not oven when sho married
Verrault has the drunkard's daughter
been freo from the sln'ntor Iiillueuce
oxoi deed by tho Drown woman.
Tho marriage of Dlnti Forrester and
Verrault took place about four years
ago In Philadelphia. Tho houoymoon
was rude'y shattered by tho arrest of
the briilo lor shoplifting. After her
release from Jail she wont on a drunk-
en -ipree. Then Mrs. Drown appeared
on tho scene and claimed her own
leaving the young husband broken-
hearted. Izcllu Drown tho leading spirit of
tho matrimonial syndicate Is about
12 years of age. Sho Is tall of figure
and hor shapely head Is crowned with
a mass of poroxldo hair. Although not
strictly beautiful thoro In something
about her personality thnt Is com-
manding nnd nlmost hypnotic. Pos-
sessing n ready brain quick wit and
a heart of marble sho was well fitted
to bo thu chlof buccaneer of tho pi-
ratical craft which sho sailed np suc-
cessfully for many years.
Quiet at Atlanta
Dy Associated Press.
Atlanta .On. Sopt. 20. Quiet pre-
vails hero today. Tho pollen and mil-
itary havo tho situation undor control;
AMERICAN VESSELS AND MA-
RINES RUSHED TO CUBA.
T.ift Unable To Secure Signature of
Cuban Officials To Treaty They
Want Intervention Taft Dis-
gusted. llavann Sept. 20. Secretary Taft
and Amlstaut Secretary of State Da-
con Informed tho Associated Press that
they were thoroughly disgusted with
the petty methods ot the government
leaders here and the American com-
missioners: that they had practically
abandoned hope of bringing peace
from 'the turmoil unless by the use
of force. Mr. Tart said:
"The government ofllclalH. Instead
of cooperating with us lo save tho
republic have resorted to every kind
of obstruction with tho object of con
tinning their control of the adminis-
tration. President Palma and bis ad-
visers have rejected the terms of
peace which were honorahlo to them
though In the form of a compromise
with their opponents. Wo are still
Htrlvlng to arrange a settlement nnd
wo trust tho American people will
give us credit for doing everything
possible to accomplish a settlement
without resorting to force. I cannot
ay thnt wo are hopeful for I have
never known a more disgusting situ-
ation. Investigation convinces us that
tho elections were thoroughly rotten.
Wo do not wnnt to Intervene but the
conditions afield may necessitate it.
Our reports show that the Insurgent
commanders have lost control of their
forces which are now lawless bandlta
that at any moment may loot and
burn. Tho situation seems to demand
tlio use of force."
The American commissioners have
decided hoi to keep their engagement
to revisit President Pal mn. because
of his attitude.
Secretary Taft added that tho terms
agreed upon retain Palma ns presl
dent but he had listened to the bad
counsel of his cabinet ministers who
were less fortunate.
Taft Says Its Dishonorable.
Dy Associated Press.
Havana Sept. 20 Tho Cuban 10-
pnbllc ntnnds on tho verge of a sec
ond period of American Intervention.
The Moderate party which six weeks
ago was In absolute control of every
office lu tho Island national provincial
nnd municipal. Is determined to nb
dlcato everything and compel the
United States to Intervene. In fact
every government official from Presi-
dent Palma down Is sincerely anxiou:i
to forco such Intervention rather than
yield to any one of the terms offered
by the Liberal party and those In
arms ngaluxt tho government.
Tho Liberal leaders characterize the
conduct of tho government as trea-
son to the republic while Secretary
Taft regards It ns nn unwarranted
and dishonorable attempt to forco the
band of the United States Into inter-
vention. This it lias been stated Is
precisely what tho Roosevelt adminis-
tration was most anxious to avoid.
It Is still Just barely pciislhlo that
President Roosevelt through Secre-
taries Taft and Dncon may yet ar-
ranare to ostahllHh the Liberals in coir
irol of the Cuban government but
this is regarded only as tho remotest
sort of possibility. With either party
Installed In jiowor thero would still
remain a condition of deplorable dis
satisfaction and unrest nnd there up
pears nothing whatever to promlso
savo control by tho United Statog.
More Troops to Cuba.
Washington Sopt. 25. Flfteon linn
dred moro Amorlcan marines woro
ordered to Cuba today by tho navy
department. Five hundred inarluou
from tho Aalantlc lleot will sail to
morrow . on tho battloshlps Indiana
and Kentucky from Provlucotown
Mass. 00 or 900 will nlso sail on
Thursday from Boston Norfolk Phil'
'jilelphln and tho remainder will prob
ably leavo New Orleans for Havana
en a Morgan Lino stonnwr :iche:luled
to leavo tlisro Saturday.
Orders wore l33iied 'fnr 1.000 ma
rinas from tho various stations along
tho Atlantic coast to proceed to Cuba
but fnMiittlng ill: patches from Seen--tnrv
Taff Indicating that be bus lit-
tle hope of an amicable settlement
f the tumbles In Cuba f.00 addl-
ll'iii ll murines fiom the North At-
lantic were ordered to prapnio Tor
t'uliaii service. There will bo 2.000
mure blueJtlckelH sent to Culm In ad-
dition to (be marines.
Tins American warships which w'll
sail on Thursday will be the cruNe-
Itrooklyn now at League Inland xiy
yi !; the battleship Texas which ik
be ng reiKilred hastily at the Norfolk
navy yard and the converted chhmm
Pin I tie. which Is at Ronton.
The cruiser Columbia on which Sec
retary Knot Is returning home from
Colombia will be available for use not
Inter than Tuesday next. Doth naval
and army olllcers seem to have httt
ill hope of a peaceful settlement of
the Cuban dllllctlltlcH after the ro-
recelpts of dispatches today announc-
ing that Secretary Taft Is much dis
couraged over the situation and be
lieves that force must be used to re-
store ponce In Cuba.
So far the preparations for the
trouble which may come about In
Cuba have been largely carried on by
(he navy but today more than any
previous time tho army shared the
activity of the navy department ami
the military secretary Major F. C.
MtiMworth and chief of staff Drlga-
ller General J. l- Doll were In con
Although army olllcers seem to re-
;iird the intervention ot (he United
Stales an Inevitable. It Is not believed
that the army will take any Itpine-
dluto part In bringing peace. Dlds
were opened today nt n number of
western points for several thousand
horses nnd mules lo he supplied to
the uriiiy within fifteen days and the
quurterm:i:iter's department Is over-
looking no detail which would assist
tho troops In case they were called
upon for service In Cuba. Unlimited
supplies nre available at a number of
Troops have been selected for pos
sible :ervlce in Culm and arrange-
incurs havo been completed for trans-
portation from present forts to ports
on the Atlantic coast where thoy will
Resignations Are Accepted.
Havana Sopt. 20. All members of
tho cabinet and the heads of tho de-
partments havo presented their resig-
nations to President Pnlnia. He has
accepted them hut tho olllcers will
retain their positions until tho resig
nation of tho president has been pre
sented to congress.
Senor OTnrrolI said there would
probably ho a government by a com
mission appointed by the American
government. Ho mentioned Senor
Dnrrarlo chief Justice of the supreme
court nnd General Menocal as pos-
Practically Without Government.
Dy Associated Press.
Iluvana Sept. 20. Cuba b today
practically without a government and
the landing of American forces to
rostoro order Is believed to bo the
necessary outcome. The governing
party has decided to abdicate every-
thing to compel tho United States to
Intorvnno Tho opposition party de-
nounce the action of President Pal-
ma's administration as treason hut
tho conservatlvi'.i welconio the Idea of
HUGHES BY CCLAMATiOl'.
Will Be Nominee of New YorV Repub
Means 3-uce Out.
isy J Kioclated Press.
Saratoga Sopt. 20. Uofora tlu Re
publican convention convened today ll
was announced that Lieutenant Gov
ernor Druco was out of tho r.ico for
governor. Tlio nomination of Oharlu
i:. Hughes by acclamation is pre-
dicted. New York Sopt. 20. C. H. Hiighos
this afternoon accepted tho llepubll
can nomination tor governor.
Saratoga Sopt. 20. Tho ltopubll-
Dy Associated Press
cans today nominated Clias. E
Hushes for govornor by acclamation
Kansas Politician Dies.
Paola Kans. Sopt. 25 W M. Wolls
a well known Democratic politician
dloil at his homo here toda'y after a
FAST MAIL TRAIN DASHES INTO
FREIGHT IN ILLINOIS.
Many Killed and More Than Forty In-
juredDining Car Alone Escaped
Fire Which Followed Several
Children Badly Burned.
Dy Associated I'reas.
Catlln Ills. Sopt 26. Tho Wabash
fast mall tialn number 8 running
at a high rate of speed dashed
through un open switch Into a freight
train here tills morning.
Several persons woro killed anil
over forty Injured. The train caught
on llro from tho explosion of the
gas tanks. The dining car nlono escap-
ed t lie Humes.
Tlio known dead aro: Kuglnoer Jo-
nas Dutler. Peru Ind.; Fireman Win-
tor Kllison I-afnyetto Ind.; Postal
Clerk Ira Harding Ivenlalo. It Ih be-
lieved that three or four badly burn
ed children will die. Th0 Injured were
taken to Danville.
Dy Associated Preas.
Catlln III. Sopt. 20. Tho passen-
ger was running from Knn:ias City to
Murrain and was known as the lliilTalo
Mall. All the passenger cars bill one
were turned over and burned. Four
children of Mrs. Livingston of Kansas
City were thrown out of tho tar win-
dow by their mother but were caught
In tho burning debris and badly
burned. Some of them may die. Thu
mother was not Injured. The four
children of Mrs. J. 11. Wahlmlalo of
Gtielpli Ontario woro badly. All or
them will die. Tho mall clerk Hard-
ing was pinioned beneath tho mall
car and roasted to death. Engineer
Dutler nnd Fireman Kllison were
crushed beneath their engine their
bodies being afterwnrds burned.
Oklahomans In Wreck.
Dy Associated Press.
Catlln 111. Sopt. 2C Additional lu-
Jureil are: Mrs. Williamson Hurdlo
of Marella Okla. slightly burned;
Install Lanoy Henfro Okla. handu
nnd legs burned; George II. Ycagy
and wife Covington Ind. badly
burned. Light are known dead.
STENSLAND IN CHICAGO.
Bank Defaulter Returned to Scene of
Dy Ausocintcd Press.
Chicago Sopt. 20. Danker Stcus-
laud arrived In Chicago today. Ho
was Immediately taken to tho crim-
inal court' building.
An exaniliiattloii ot the documents
and forged notes found on Stcusland'a
person when ho wns captured at Tan-
gier wu:i begun by tho representatives
of the state today.
Chicago Sopt. 20. Stcnsland In
charge of Jailer Whitman left for the
penitentiary this afternoon.
Crowds See Stensland.
Dy Associated Press.
Chicago Sept. 20. Great crowds
woro at the station and at thu county
building to see Stensland today.
Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement.
Dy Associated Press.
Chicago Sopt. 2C Paul O. Stens-
land before .liidgo Karstou In the
criminal court this nftornoon pleaded
guilty to two Indictments both charg-
ing embezzlement. Ho was sentenced
to an Indeterminate term In tlio Joltct
penitentiary. Tho maximum penalty
under tho law Is fourteen years.
ENTERS NEW STATE.
After neceptlon at Fort Smith Bryan
r'ort Smith Ark. Sept. 20. Wlllloni
Jennings Dryan arrived hero today
and was given an enthusiastic recep-
tion by the Democrats of Western Ar-
kansas. Aftor an address hero tho
Nobraska statesman will leavo this
afternoon on a special train for' South
McAlostor tho metropolis of tho In-
dian Territory coal bolt where he will
dine with several prominent politi-
cians of tnD stato and will make a
short public speech. MusKogco will
bo tho next stopping place nnd after
a reception Mr. Dryan will-proceed ta
Vlulta whore h0 will spend tho nlj;ht.
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