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.TOMSAVaG lYIOIMKY BY BUYINC
M Mk filntliiiiir Rnnts StaRS
"atd' GROCERIES '
At the Very Lowest Possible Cash Prices.
John B. Smith.
A. D, Chass. Corner, W. Main St., Ardmore.
LOST STAR - MEAT' - MARKET
Tho fluct.1 o( frrcli mints nut! suihiju at Iouvt cnnli nrlcro.
First class bullhorn nnd cutter ready In m-ivo cmtnnurs.
Ftoo ami prompt dclhory o a!l part of I ho city.
Manufacturers' Agtnt for Heavy
llnrvoatiiifi mticliinury, tntctinn, nutninntic nnd plain engines,
all kind- ol' bollum, oitton ginn and pross'jp, suistinn fans, olo
vatur., lino Blinftc, pullovH, WoltingN nnd onino Utting?, bind.
cih, holl'-raku!1, dmppcro, moworn, tlimsht r. liny prcssca
twine, oiln, etc., etc.
South Caddo Street.
For Lost lurnoulK, single or double, bujJKlrs, surrios nuil hncks.
drivers Horses nnd mnlrs sold on commission.
The City HiHOHiL
A..ri WOI.VKRTON, rnlc1fiit.
J. Ai, iuvens, vieu rnwiariii.
KO. K. KOtr.tltDS, Cntlilrr.
HON I.AUV, AttUlMit Cmlilur.
Capital, $50,000. Surplus, $2,OOOr
ccouata of' flriiiH mid iudividuiiU Rotluitcd. Spuclnl attention given to col
lection nud proceed remitted promptly.
J. T. ALEXANDER
Jhe Leading Druggist on Low Prices and
JO HN T. ALEXANDER,
! i' . ' Prescription Druggist.
iTHE JONES HOUSE'
r,Z' "Z r,:" Ki.'r.
Uv. w. ...v.
J. JONES, Proprietor.
I Wirt.)' r-
CHAS. BARTHOLDUS, PROP,
BSI of Ardmore
INrrrtom A. .'. Wolvcrton.
J . A. Illti'ii. C. A Hnnimons.
It', 'I'. Ihillii.. II. .1. WmitiMiii.
Ili-f. folt. It.U. I'olturf.
and Toilet Articles.
Finest Cigars in town.
Prescriptions a specialty.
and see me; I can
terest you in prices.
Ladies, don't forget Friday.
co ' uiurbnuw. or lau-
nmi opnugur fetrwuls,
CeuUry n4 m Ua'f Mififr
Wat torn tail,
In tho year 1695." Tonty nays Id
till m'oruulr. ! arrived at tbo fort ol
t. hlcuyo. whoro M. lie In Diirantuyc
commiindoJ." Tills was ttio (Ira', fori
hero of which wo hnvu nny mieour.t
Kdward (. Mutun wr toi In the Now
i Knglnnd Mngiizlno, and w:u probably
a ilookado fclructuro constructed by
i Duranlnyo in 1C8.V Tonty also
; marched from tho llllnoU with six
toen Krunohtnen nnd two hundro.1 In
diana to toko )uct Id tlits cmnpii gn,
and according to one account ho cuino
by tho way of Chicago and mulorcd
lotnu rocrultt horo porhapj from tho
, garrison of tbo fort Ho led hit party
I scro tho country to Detroit where
1 ho mot Durnntayo nnd two otlior fa-
mou pioneers, I.n l'orot and Daniol
I (Iroytolon Uu Lhut, from whom ttio
present city of Duluth tnkoi Itt nainn.
Thoy had n, lnrgo body of French nnd
lndlms from tits upper lukoi. and tho
unltod force puthed on to Niagara and
Jolnod tho governor general's army
at thi rondotvoui on tho snuthurc
ettoro of Lake Ontario, uoiir tho Soaucnl01unK
try, Iwo thousand llvo huDdi-oOf0 uro n"onuy 80,,u V.Up maJ
mon marouea inroiiRh the wllderaosi
InwntilHlm irri.nl tnwn nf llm Hrnohii.
with Durnnloya Tonly and l.huL and
their oourloi do boll In tho van. In
tho utiirow delllo tho ndvonca tap.
arntcd from tho main body, camo
upon an ambush of ttiroo hundred
Indian warriors who cloned upon tliolr
rear with yolls of triumph, thinking
this detachment lo bo tho wholo
army Hut hotter loaders for such a
fray thern r.ould not bo than those
thrco Inlropld Kronchinon. who bold
tliolr wood rancors RtonJlly to tholr
work, until Auddanly throuch tlifi
forest cninu tho main body, houdod by
four coinpnnles of tho lighting
Cnrlgnnu regiment, nnd Iho Seneca
suddenly abandoned tho Hold. Their
yrent town win taken and destroyed,
and down to our own tlmo their do
conJnnts know tho scono of tholj
crushing defeat by tbo Proneh at I)ya
godly u, or '-Tlio l'laos of a Ilttttlo."
norsU' OU Capllol.
The old capltol bulldlnor of Uco.vla
at ililledgevllle, which was burned
tho other day, was built In 1803. but
slnco the capital of 'the htato was
moved to Atlanta It has been used as
college for girls. Tho ordlnanco of
secoislou was piiiscd under Its roof, as
was tho new constitution under which'
Georgia runcwod her relations with
tho Union, and all tho men of tho
stato of national reputation made
their local fume wlUila its walls.
I I th q
The Gal7C3ton and Dallas
To Kop Apaco with tlio I'rosreMlTo
l'tino) 11m lima
KNM 11(1 I'D TO 1C I'AdEM,
Thin Rirloa Tii ronder onft-tblrd
morn rivntlnij inAttr Uian licrnlo'oro.
New will bo unniirr-aiMou by niircoa"
eral nopipcr la thi Unltnt Stntcs.
It Is Strictly it Newsr-nyon
It ilw-nut attj-BPt to plcaso 0Tfry
bo lr, bill It .Iikw. try to ranlio Itself In
tofiwtinc I" r. t.'iri iiy ol ti'a.t ri.
liipotiueal matter ititlvoa tlionrwj
hii'I Tl-W ii' nil ml". iiPowtim tlio
nm lor to I .lJ!ik-fl n'jr il-ci Jo to" hlin
5olf. in nil fr.3 American citltom
I! al.to lt full undKcaor.d ntwfeat.
iino it coniaiuJ illusitauuo by tcoous
Si'Uill Uj ORl'AKT.UENTH
rott Ti!K bviura.
'iilK I IllLiDUIiN.
KatwIthbUudlotf ililJ lucreono la slio.
ou t lucixcou tUo l.nai lomsinj tbo
One Dollar a Year.
If r m aro cot familinr wltti It road
foritfrM sa-nplo ropy. conTlnco yonf
oil jf its mcrlu.tUou .uoci iIm t brouRli
jiiiirlnlnui.ntnuil bo happy (or you
can romlt direct to
A. 11, UELO & CO , rublinbors,
O tLVCTOH on DALIAS.
Ilonilt b draft, noatotilco orrt.ir.Pa
clrlo. Wo'leFarfio. Amorlona or UnltoU
tUiUrn aprns inonoy orujr. If sent in
nr otuor manner it u miumoiun
tl.k ,L1 I I lis
, TO ALL POINTS
Wagner Palace Buffet sleeping Cars
, , AND ,
Free Reclining Chair Cars
St. Louis, Kansas City
Making close connection with fast trains ol
Kattorn and Nortboru Itnej (or
Now York, Boston, Philadelphia,
Buffalo, Montreal and St. Paul.
Tbo "Katr" now runs to M. Iouts over Its
ownrntls, Anilli ttio only continuous Uno
Truui Votp Vator to
St. LouU, Karuaa City and Hannibal.
Information cheerfully furntihod by
fAMJiS ItAUlCEU, Y. Q, OUUSH,
. rw. in.. Cml tun. 4 ru. in..
trr t It
Iho Li 1'triulU Ulrti ta
nil lloi at 14.
Hon many pajplo know that It it
lawful In MuisacUu.totts for a littlv
t'lil of '2 to bocomo a brlda? Who
, would bollovo at first thought that
many llttlo glrN In short Uiohsj
have been loyally murrlod in lloiton,
.d vera I during ttio past yoar, and
that the law, ovon In tho bandit of
thoughtful and responalblo odlclalu,
was powerless to prevent it? Accord'
! inir to n decision, whloh has novor
1 ioc n rovorio.l, a "mnrrlnRO botwecn
i two In'ant.iabovotlioasoof 12 in tho
fuinalos and 14 In tho tnalo Is valid '
without tho consont of tliolr paronts
or Rimrdlans notwithstandlni; tlio I
Itntutos whloh prohibit mnzlstratos
ami mlntsturs, under a ponntty, of
Bolemnhdni; tho nmri luBoof a fomalo
undor tlio ago of 18 or a male uudor
tho u?o of VI w:thout tho consont of
parents or guardians." Tho tlioory of
protection which makes tho consont
t of paronts or guardians necessary Is
realty a vory flimsy protoetinn (or tlio
and ignorant foreign glrli
n""'Ont8 WllO are not SUfllcIonttv
1 '?P"'tV1 fof Btalo;to permit
thorn this prlvllogo of disposing of
tholr daughters boforo their )8th
birthday, when a girl of Massuchu
eottB is of aire.
Italians, IIobrowB, Poles, Syrians,
Arabs of most Ignorant classes, men
unable to sign thcli names in their
own lunguago and not understanding
a question nskod of them, appear In
tho olty registrar's odloo seeking
licenses to marry girls who are to bo
mothers of tho next gonoratlon of
Amorlcau citizens. During ono week
recnutiy thrco uon camo into tho
registrar's ollloo for marriage II
consoi and gavo 1(1 years or loss as
tho ugo of tho bride. In ouch " ci.ho
they wero told to bring tho girl, and
In onn of tho casos tho fact that tho
girl was 10 and had her guardian's
conson. to hor marriago was ostab
lUhod through a trusted lnterprctor.
This oftou happens when Inquiry Is
Talk about Grotna Green!" said
tho city roglstrar to a writer for tho
Transcript. "It was dllllcult to gut
mr.rrloJ In Gretna Grcon compnrod
with this city. Gretna Grcon was
bodged about and hard in compari
son to lloston. Tho laws aj thoy
stand now horo would do very well
for a country town whoro everybody
know overybody olso, but for "a city
with a foreign population like ours
well, thoughtful people simply have
no Idea of what Is going on In this
matter. Any girl of 12 or over und
any boy of 1 1 may bo married with
consent, and tho marriago Is legal
without consont If any clorgyman or
Justice of tho poaco can be proynllod
upon to perform tho ceremony,
whether thoy havo a llcpnso pr not."
The records of 1803' show. fifty
sovon marriages of girls of '17 or loss,
throo of tboso woro 15 and ono a
child of 11. Sho was in tho grammar
school and woro short drosses.
When hor toachor sent to know vhy
ho did not come to school it seemed
to tier Impossible to bollovo she w.n
married. Hor parents had consoiitoill
The bridegrooms of tho llttlo mar
ried girls of Massachusotts aro usual
ly men doublo that ago. lloston wo
men havo spent a good deal of
thought nnd timo and money for tho
child widows of .India. There is
room for it good deal of endeavor in
bohalf of tbo child brides of Massa
chusetts. Tho I'rn.lilfiit' ltlcbtt In Consrt'.t.
The prosldont of tho United Statos'l
hns no personal rights In tho house
of representatives, says tho Wash
ington l'ost. Ho onn send ll 'mos
safos, but It Is not obliged to oxtend
tny courtoslcs in tho way of qiinrtora
on tho door. No doubt he would bo
sourtoously treated If ho should come,
but ho novor has como during tho
regular legislative sosslons and
probably nevor will Uut In tho eon
uto it is dlfforout. Tho rotations bo
twoon tho prosldont and tho upper
ohumber aro closo and confidential
It passos upon his nominations, and
cau bo vory agrooitblo or dls'agroou
bio if It sots out. Thoro le a prosl
dent's room there and ho has a right
to como Into thochumborand dollvor
his roossagos In person If ho boos fit
I'rcsldont Madison uppoarod in tho
senato frequently. During nxooutlvo
sobulons thoro Is a chair for tho
prosldont boBlde thovlco president's,
though It doos not got warmbd with
any frequency. It Is ono of tho tra
ditions of tho senato thai tho prosl
dent ha4 a right to tnko posscsiton
of the vico prosldont's chair while ho
Is dollvorlng u mossago, but no pros
ident has over avutled lilmsolt of tho
right, and that small boon is still
loft tlio second olllccr of tho govern
ment. The (inrit's Dl.roTery.
It has long been a maxim of
mine," laughod a man tho other day,
"that n guest should always bo hon
ored by some betterment of tho home
table, no matter how trilling, and
last nuinmcr my thoory was put In
praotlco at my own nxpenso. I
wont to drink tea with a doar old
lady who lives alono In "tho llttlo
vlllngo that was my old home. Sho
s doltghtod to soo mo, nnd ns wo
sat down to suppor ordored a prottj
china cup and saucer, which had boon
sent to hor tho Christmas boforo,
brought from its plaoc of honor on
the parloi whatnot for my ospoctal
sorvloo and doloetatton. bbo gavo
mo an oscullont cup of colToo In It,
but I was a little surprised when I
drained tho last drop to dlseovor
that a scdlmont romalriod, composod
of several buttons, two or three
hooks and oyos, aud two black plni
nd a whlto ono ovldontly tho no
cumulation of thrifty pickings from
the Moor whloh had escaped her fall
ing sight in hor haste to compliment
CHILD BRIDES IN
And a Splendid Business will b tho
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in and lor .the'il