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OFFICIAL . JOCRKIL CITY OF ARDUOSE
THE UNITED STATES COURT
Fob the Southebn Distbict
THE CHICKASAW NATION.
UNITED STATES COURT,
fbe United 8tata court for this district
will meet aa follow:
Ohlckaaha February 7 and October
Bran. , xrrrci.i.
"liareb 28 and Noyember 20
" April It and December 4
Hoaea Townaead raited Htatea Judge
w B Johnson ZZ-Unlted Spates Attorney
C TpbrtCZZLlJi-t.l State. Clerk
John 8. Hammer United Statea Marshal
VT. T. Gardner.
Mike Gorman. A. Eddleman. iu. Taylor. Lee
Cruce and L. C. Slaughter.
City Clerk. - .- PaZ
Attorney- - - S,',1!
Chief of Police --A-
Assessor and Collector.- W. -TRbr-
Police Judsre -G ii'
Street Commissioner ?S" t,,'
City Physician. -J. Moffetc
BOABD IF HBALTB. -
W. T. Bogie. T. 8. Booth and J. F Bobinson.
Chief of Fire Deoartment E-irac3 Kendall.
Oalf. Colorado and saata Fe Railway.
Galveston and Chicago Express 8:3 a. m.
Jleburne and Kansas City Expreta.. 6:07 p.m.
tslTeston and Chicago Express :S0 a. m.
Cleburne and Kansas City Express. Jl:38 a. m.
A. Lucas Ticket Agent.
W. 8. Kbbhax. General Passenger Agent.
Abdmobe, Sunday, Dec. 3.
Attend the Commercial Club
meeting Monday night.
Ardmore's suspense is ended.
Lights are to be put in by the 10th.
Woman wants but little here be
low, but she wants that to be a
The Commercial Club will meet
Monday night and some important
matters will be considered.
Santa Clavs, the ubiquitous, is
establishing headquarters in every
citv. village land hamlet in the
Ardmoke is in fine shape to im
prove and beautify pnb'.ic parks
when she can't build sidewalks or
Tomorrow congress convenes
and it is likely that both houses
will ladjourn out of respect the
The expansion issue seems to get
the people mixed worse than any
other of late years. Party lines are
obliterated in its discussion by pol
iticians and the masses seemingly
follow the lead of the politicians.
Partisan politics are sweeping
Kentucky slowly, but surely into
the maelstrom of centralization,
where her republican form of gov
ernment will be subverted and
military protectorate established
The Wagoner Daily Sayings has
just entered upon its fourth year,
and in celebration of the event en
larged to a 6 column folio. The
Sayings is a good local paper and
a credit to its home town. May it
have manv more anniversaries.
The council has invited the Ark
ansas and Choctaw road to build
through the city. Now if the Com
mercial Club can hit upon some
plan by which they will be enabled
to offer some icdacements to the
road, we may confidently expect it
Indian agent w right may
throw hot house plants at the press
of the Territory as much as he
pleases, but condemnation of arbi
trary power will continue to ema
nate just the same from the Terri
torv press, notwithstanding his
General Methuen reports i
brilliant victory at Modder river
but it is very significant that he
didn't follow his reported victory
bv an advance on the demoralized
enemy. On the contrary, he keeps
the river between himself and thi
same enemy while he sends back
Bivens & Williams have a genn
ine bargain to offer yon in a neat,
light, true 6h"ooting target gun.
j 8d i
AT SIG SIMON & BROS
Monday, December 4.
A purchase by our New York buyer at a United States Custom House seizure
sale of smuggled goods puts us in possession of some unheard of bargains. We
are going to turn them loose Monday, December 4. in conjunction with our
Great Red Letter Sale. Come and Get Your Pick.
How Are These for Screamers?,
2040 Dozen Real Pearl Buttons,
All sizes, from shirt size up to 26 line; we don't need to
expatiate on their regular value you all know the value.
Red Letter Price 2jc per doZ.
175 Dozen Ladies' Kid Gloves,
Some in Opera length, a few Children's, white, tan, blacks
' and greys; these goods are the product of e Parisian mmi
nfacturer, and some of them are unfinished. We make
the unheard of price on them of rgr 25c per P3T
50 Rolls Chinese aid Japanese Mattings,
These goods are regular 23 and 35c values;
Monday's Red Letter Price I5c per yard
Two Hundred Rugs,
In Smyrnas, Persians, Moquettes, Wiltons, Axminsters,
Dahlgan in fact, every conceivable kind priced for the
Red Letter Sale at Just One-Halt of legular values.
Cqme Early and Get the Pick
; Just one more item, ...
A Handsome Silk Velvet,
la a lovely Brown, that. was picked up iu this seizure sale,
we put' in Monday, for v .. 35c per yard
Don't forget that the RED LETTER SALE is in full swing, and the goods
are moving rapidly. We call your attention to the fact, so that you will not be
unprepared when it comes to a close. Come early, Monday, December 4, to
SIG SIMON &. BRO
.. Great Red Letter Sale ..
Corner Main and Mill Sts.,
ARDMORE, IND. TER.
CLIPPINGS ANl COMHENT.
Charlie Curtis says that no other
legislation is needed for the Indian
Territory from this congress. He
still seems to be in love with the
law that bears his name. Clare
Yes, and this same egotism and
ignorance of actual conditions will
cost the Territory much in matters
of prosperity and development un
less the real situation is made clear
to his committee and to congress.
A lot of chronic office seekers
met at Oklahoma City last Friday
and resolved to work for any kind
of statehood that would give them
a chance to get offices. Purcell
Just what the Ardmoreite has
said for two months would be the
outcome of the statehood agitation
up there. Brother Walker seems
to have been disillusioned by a
nearer view of the agitators.
The Douglas murder case is on
trial at Ardmore this week. Mus
Wrong. Guess again, and then
if you give it up, we'll tell you.
The five civilized tribes have in
herited the English language, laws
avd ideas of. the Anglo-Saxon.
They are now ready for citizen
ship. Chelsea Reporter.
Eminently. And if they were
given citizenship, in common with
the whites, with whose interests
their own are so closely and insep
arably identified, the" economic
problems now confusing this coun
try would reach an early and satis
Tom Reed came out of his New
York flat long enough to say that
there is a warning in the Ohio" and
Kentucky elections for the repub
licans, all of which shows the effect
of Gotham upon the observation
and judgment of the dethroned
czar. Ryan Advocate.
This is the first intimation thus
far given that Reed was dethroned.
Will the esteemed Advocate inform
an anxious public who it was that
dethroned the ex-CzarT"
ILLICIT DISTILLERS1 IN HOC.
And now comes tlje news that
Consul Maerura wants to be reliev
ed. It is likely that the Boera are
perfectly willing to receive some
one else in his place.
It biliousness, Uerblne, by expell
ing from the body the execs of bile
and acids, improver tbe mssimil.tie
procesees, purifies tbe blood, and
tones op and strengthens tbe entire
system. Pribe 60 eta at City Drag
Store and W. B. Frame.
Fine platino cabinets at $2!o0
per dozen at Cole's gallery. Copy
ing and enlarging a specialty. Op
posite postoffice. . 13-lm
Deputy Davis Brines In His Moonshiner
An Interesting Story.
Deputy United States Marshal
James B. Davis arrived here Sat
urday morning at 2 o'clock from
Colbert, having in custody Bill
Smith, Hamp Willis. I. N. Had
dox and John Wright.
Smith was arrested on a charge
of larceny and the remaining three
are wanted by tbe United States
authorities for illicit distilling.
Three other persons were arrest
ed on the same charge of whom
Wylie Killian aud Jason Haddox
furnished bond and W. E. Brown
was released for want of sufficient
The arrests were made last Sun
day at which time Deputy Davis
wired Capt Hammer for a commis
sioner and at ouce Judge Hardy of
Tishomingo was ordered to the
All except Brown were bound
over to the grand jury in bond of
$1000 each.-. In default of which
the three named above are now
here in jail.
It as by. dint of considerable
effort on the part of the shrewd
deputy, that the lucky catch was
Deputy DavH, who is a trained
fvsb , thicket .iovenoj i
of Unj.i. Is very
water during the recent rr
the posse had to T
water to a considerable de-
A wagon track was
this dismal place and iu tr";
taken.- The wagon wMf
it contained only an empt,
barrel. - The marshal tij "
guarded the wagon until thi
caue so cold they wiUhW
built a fire. Return;,.. s
thev found a man re-hitd,;,.
team. They approached
distance of sixty yard,ca:
the order "hands n .
dn't "up" but instead
hu Winchester in the
Several shots rang out frjj
posse and the man fell fc ;
wagon, and leaving hit pV
hind ran into the brush. vh
was trailed from the blood dri
from his wounds for
Night came on and far
search was abandoned, the fct
took back as spoils of the rk
a Winchester and a hat t x
which four buckshot had pi
the hat was that belongicfto t
wounded man. . ' 1 1.
' On Sunday the search try
newed, the team had not I
moved and was taken ehtrp
The distillery was found m
feet of where the officer htdk'
the afternoon before. Tie t
had been overflowed byfoic:
of water, and sitting near t
found sixteen barrels and tubs
most of which contained let
and corn which gave the ippr
of whisky making. ' ;
Buck Smith is supposed U
the wounded man snd Dcp:
Davis is inclined to belienf
the wounds are mortal. '
The moonshiners' hetdqta"1
are supposed to be in and" ax."
Jackson, Bennington and Ctia
the Choctaw nation.
A woman from Jackaoa 'ir
at Kemp Monday and 'olaiEsd;
team and wagon.
Among those arrested' h ;
town marshal of Kemp. '
'One of the prisoners ht :
fered to turn state's Tusk
against all concerned but foz
shal refused him. ,
Deputy Davis appreei4 I
help rendered him by thi &
of Kemp and says he could L
gotton as many as 200 bs ,
haye assisted him.
DINED AT MARIETTA.'
Ar 1 .
revenue omcer, caving served in
that capacity in Tennessee an
who is well np on the tricks of the
moonshiuers in his native heath
nas woruea ior more than six
months on this case.
The first intimation he had that
illicit distilling was being carried
on was several months ago when
on a charge of assault with intent
to kill he arrested Brumley, who
lived on a boat on Red river, and
found in his possession an unusual
quantity of meal.
This find coupled with the fact
that Brumley was related to some
Tennessee moonshiners eave him
a starting point and he has been
silently working ever since and
waiting for more evidence against
those lending aid to the practice.
The moonshiners at last became
so bold that people could not hunt
stock in the bottoms and only a
few days ago Jack Lance, who was
cow hunting in the bottom, was
run out at the point of the Win -
Last Saturday with a posse com
posed of Jack Lance, Tom High--tower,
John Anderson, Walter
Duckett, John House and Bob
Hopkins, Deputy Davis entered
the Red river bottom five miles
southeast of Kemp, rin search of
A Party of Ardmore's DlstlsisUsct
clety People Eatertalss.
A party of prominent e
leaders of our city were weleoc
of Miss Lou Washington, whet
entertainment and receptist
accorded them at the palatial Y
of her father, J. C. WashtBfifcJ
Dinner was prepared indir
at an hour in accord with'thi
rival from this place.
The remainder of the evenini'
pleasantly spent with social 1
and dance until the hour foil
turning home approached v
As the guests badead'.euto.
fair hostess, it wa? with a fF-"
kindliest warmth inspired bf
pleasant hours just spent
entire party, ail of whom ire
friends of Miss Lou.
Composing the party whies
from Ardmore were Mr. audi
A. Thurmond, Mr. and MrJ
Foster, Mr. and Mrs. D. A.F
Misses Pearle Folsom, Hatfi
ey. Lizzie Co'b, Myrtle '
Allie Moody. Belle Tan
Ola Patterson. Naomi,. V
Lena Gardeuhire, Messrs. J
Campe, Kenan Skinner,
Boyd, Stanley Bruce, Wifl.F
Twit Cobb, TomMotz.Chs.i
and Cha. Wortham.
. Postmaster Isaac Eoberi.
Sherman Joins are here frc:
They report that during tis '
rains Mud creek was bis-J
ever known before, and t
Joins lost about $2,000 r
cattle by having them fiwx
Buy Steara's paint, of