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AKMOJIE. JNI). TEJt.. KIUUAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 11)04.
f SIDNEY 8UOOS, i
I Pkopbibtou, I
i SUBSCRIPTIOM 50C PER MONTH
AGAIN UNDER FIRE JAPS HAVE
PLENTY OF POVDER TO BURN.
For Eight Hours They Batter Away
at the Russian Forts Facts Based
Upon Supposition A Russian
Torpedo Boat Foundered.
I'cit Arlliur March 10. 'Hie JMn
eso Heat appeared olt tlili harbor at
midnight and Iwmbnrded the city In
termittently until S o'clock this morn-
In. The land batteries opened tire
on the Japanese Hoot.
St. Petersburg. March 10. The on:y
P'iw of important news uii to this
hour today from the seat, of war was
the Associated Press despatch from
Pott Arthur announcing h fresh at
tack by the Japauof Meet. 'Hie dis
natch contained no details. Another
telegram' to the Associated Press
from Vladivostok lias been received.
1! makes no mention of fighting and
It I aswiniwl that all Is (pilot there.
Reports that Japanese have entered
Manchuria west of the Yalu river and
have reached Feng lluan Chen, on
the I'd; I n road, which Is the ltusslan
line of communication to the Yalu.
cannot be continued. If the informa
tion proves true the land engagement
ot'N some magnitude ennnot Ions; lie
delayed, as the Russians have a
heavy torce south or the line between
Lioang and Mukden, and they also
are occupying strong positions along
the Yalu. The Japanese column be
tween them would be in desperate
strntsu nles it moved by Haul; to
take the mutilans on the Yalu In Hit?
rear and was energetically mipporteit
'l.y a forward Japanese movement
Toklo, March 10. Vice Admit ut
Kemlmiira, reporting tho bombard
ment of Vladivostok on March d. say
the attack commenced at ten minutes
of two in the afternoon and firing-va
kept up forty minutes. He believes
the bombardment was effective and
demoralizing to the enemy. Tho
Ituuslan forts did not reply to tho
"Ah per arrangement we reached
the east entrance to Vladivostok on
frozen sea. The enemy's ships were
not seen outside of the harboi- and
we approached the batteries on the
northeast coast from a point beyond
the range or batteries on lialzan pro
montory and liosphoriiH strait. Alter
bombarding the Inner harbor for forty
minutes we retired. I believe the
bombardment effected conslrtr-rain"
damage. Soldiers weie seen, but II"
land batteries did not reply to our
lire. Illnck smoke was observed at
the east entrance to the harboi about
f. o'clock p. ru.. and it was thought to
be from the enemy's ships, but tills
smoko gradually disappeared.
"On tho morning of the "th we re
connolteied American bny and St.
Relok bay but saw nothing unusual.
We npptoached the east ontianio ol
Vladivostok at noon. The enemy's
ships were not visible and the batter
L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vlce-Pres.
C. L. ANDERSON, Cashier. C. S. MAUPIN, Ass't Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
Ardmore, Indian Territory.
. Designated Depository tor Bankrupt Funds ol Chickasaw Nation
Capital paid in $ 60,000.00
Surplus Funds 180,000.00
The oldest bank In Indian Torrltory. Accounts ot firms nnd lnill7l(hinU
solicited upon the most liberal terms consisting with Rood banking.
W. S. WOLVERTON & SON,
Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate1
The Larfjes and Stroncesr. Agency
, in the Two Territories.
Managers, Ardmore Abstract Go.
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Ips did not fire Wp rot hi mil t wai
i. -n-1 ba. but not seeing the cmtu
v. c ictireit.
Catiea. Island of Create. March I"
A KiiMian trnnsiiort front Port Satd
has arrived here. The crew say a
Russian torpedo IkxU was lost while
on her way to this port. The crew of
the torpedo boat were rescued by the
Paris. .Match 10. It Is officially con
firmed that the Russian minister nt
Peklu has made firm representations
to the Chinese government concerning
the activity of Chinese troops along
the Manchurlan frontier, with pointed
Intimation of defensive measures
Russia may be compelled to adopt.
The Republicans met Tuesday night,
the !sth instant, and organized a club.
naming it the "M. A. Ilanna Republi
can club." We understand they had
22 members present, with more to
hear from Ofllcers were elected as
follows: 8. II. Withers, president
C. S. Cannady. vice-president; J. V.
MeKitincy. sectetttry: J. A. llrown.
treasurer. Dr. ( K. Klder, It. Me-
Kinney. .1. Thompson, executive com
mittee; R. McKlnney. delegate to the
Paula Valley convention. It Is un
derstood that the Democrats will soon
organize a cltfb It Is not the Inten
tion of either part? to make an effort
to draw political llfies at the municipal
election, but only to be ready for the
fray when we get statehood, and
there Is something to scrap over.
However, the Republican and Demo
crats of Addlngtou vie with each otit-
or in trying to build up the town, and
neither party can or will lay claim to
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no in me way oi advancing ine in-
teiesta of the place. All are loyal to
the town and to each other as citi
zens, and each euu see the others arc
We nre going to have a newspaper.
Mr. Carley from Oklahoma City is
going to start a paper. He expects to
be able to get out his first Issue next
week. The name of IL Is mil known.
Addlugton has occasion to rejoccc,
lor a town without a newspaper Is in
hard luck. It is to be hoped tiie peo
ple will kIvb .Mr. Carley hearty sup
port and that his hope of success ma'y
The school board, after the death
of Prof. Savage, made a contract xvltlt
Rev. .1. A. Ralrd, paster of the M. H.
("hutch, and Miss Alice Addlugton,
daughter of former .Mayor Aldington,
to flnlsn the school term, and they re
opened the school lasi Mouihi morn
ing with bright prospects.
Five carloads of stock. Implements,
hoiisohobl goods and feed arrived to
day from Nebraska. These people
have leased land joining Addlugton
on the east and will do fanning on a
large scale. This land Is being taken
up by a good class of farmers, and It
makes the future look very bright.
Farmers are rushing their spiiug
work and crops are being (ml In last.
Prospects are very Mattel lug for a
Anything that Is worth learning ts
worth learning well, and tho best
should not be too good for any, of us.
RUps book-keeping Menu Pitman
Fidelity nnd Guaranty Co
WORKED AS DEPUTY MARSHAL
OUT OF ARDMORE.
Shot Down In Ft. Worth Hotel During
Cattlemen's Convention Engaged
In Some Important Detective
-Work Incident In Detail.
The Ardmorelle published yesterday
n aiiecial from Fort Worth concerning
the short i n of Frank Fore In that
city, ami from the Telegram we taho
the following account giving the Inel
dent tit detail:
About 9 o'clock this morning Frank
Fore, aged 50 years, was shot twice.
and In a lew moments later Jim Mill-
er walked Into the court house and
calling Deputy Sheriff Ralph Purvis
aside, surrendered to him,
The whole thing was done so --nick-
ly that It Is hnrd to tell just exactly
what happened. Those who were In
ten vlclnty tff the shooting know noth
ing 'of the Impending tragedy and
were aware that bad blood existed
only when the shots were fired. The
shooting occurred In the toilet room with that Investlgutinu, but the nint- P(,rtaln persons who are tlKieby soek
of the Delaware hotel. j ttr had not come to a head and no UK n(.(.uro his removal from oillVo
Two shots were fired. Oil- entered .proceedings had been taken in the,-y n10 pnn-pi,-, un,- wp ,(dlvn that
l ore's left breast, just below the nip -
pie,' and the other passed through the
left hand. The wound In the hand
was Indicted as Fore threw up his
nrm to hIiIpIiI his fnee frum the sec
t ,,on. fp ,m(.k tfj thp
wounded by his
'side and his right arm doubled under
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I II. K.71I., . .11. II 111! !" ilinilfl I 1." '
tiie Hoor. but whether It dropped froth'
I Ms pocket or he iind It In his baud
at the time could not be stateil by
any one who was pro cut at the time.
As soon as the shooting was over
M, W!llkt(, fjut ))f , h()tol .,
...... ,.., hl! ..i,,,.,...!
a northbound street ear. Whether bo
did this or not cannot be sab, but nJlnP,,nK r the Truck (It-ewers' asso- jrluirges pending against h'm be dls
lew moments Inter he stepped to tho ; ,.,U,m at IMinond. Okln. Asked con- missed. a the tend to l.-nnper Iilm
door of the vherlfT's olllce. and liec-h-
onlng to Deimty Sheriff Ralph Purvis.
called him outside and handing him
j,, j,8(0i said:
C01U, ho.e- ,., your ,.Iw)n.
or. I just killed Frank Fore down
jlr. I'ore was staying at the hotel,
'aiid with his wife occupied rooms on
the lirst floor. Mrs. Fore was notillod
at once and went to her husband's
After the shooting Miller went to
the shurllf's olllce and gave hituseir
up. lie was thou taken before Judge
Howland. where he waived an exam -
inlng trial and entered ball in the
sum of $2,000. Two visiting rattle-
men. one' from Tnylor and one from
iiaskell county, were sureties on the
.Miller for a long time lived lu thin
( Ity, for several years having been
proprietor of the Old Hxchange stable
at Woathcrford ami Rusk streets, and
was at one time reputed to be quite
wealthy. In his statement before the
WHY NOT COME
FURNITURE AND CARPETS ON EASY PAYMENTS,
ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK,
ARDMORE, INO. TER.
Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00
We Conduct a General Banking Business for You and
Accept Small and Large Accounts.
C. K. SMITH. President.
C. M. CAHI'ltULL, Vice Pres.
LEIi CRUCB. Cashier.
(J. V. YOUNO, Parmer.
J. C. TtlonPSON, Lawyer,
Jl.K' ii ie said h himself hud Otlte
(pia.ilii'il hetorc Judfte Rowland ttl the
sum ot $2o,oimi. bui was tumble to do
so hi present. After his former resi
dent In this city Miller Is said to
have gxmo to West Texas and to have
acquired some laud there, returning
to this city sovornl week ago. Ills
residence in this city cannot he lean
vA and ia not mentioned on the ball
piocp furnished for his appearance.
After Frank Fore had recovered
from the shock Incident to the shoot
ing the wound was probed. It .was
found that tho course of the bullet
was about an Inch below the heart,
downward, and then straight out
thrugh the back. The bullet passed
out of the body. At 3 o'clock this af
ternoon he was in a precarious condi
tion. Frank Fore was formerly a deputy
United States marshal In the Indian
Territory. He worked for a time out
of I'urls courts, nnrl later at Aril more
Four years ago he retired from that
Recently he has been engag
ed In an Invest Ivitt Inn of tho deed for
geries which woro told of In the news
papers. It will bo remembered that
persons foiged a ijeed to tho Hurford
farm, and obtaining In this way a fee
dimple title, secured ti loan of jn.OOt)
on the property. Mr. Fore was em
ployed to work up the ense and for
several la the TuluBi'am 1ms boon
anticliMiltiig ariests In cuiuectloil
, matter. Mr. Fore makes his home at
! Diiikhii. I. T.. hut. while working on
this case lias been In this city. It Is
understood that five or six persons are
Involved In the testimony which he
has gathered In thW case and that the
work wa about to a point where ar
it-is would follow
FULL PEACH CROP.
Expert Says Damage From Freeze loj
.1. A. Taylor of .vnnowooi. I I.,
inn. hi' tho miisl aiieriutsfiil bortlelll-
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iiuimin in ni.- iiiiui nv, ,,, .,, ." -
t.tv yemterday en route to attend a
jernliiK of Uio hortlcultuial outlook in
-this region. Mr. Taylor said:
"The planting has been very heavy
anil Mere will be a larg .'rcugethls
season. The jK-aches that were lu
Id i Jin ... te klllel by th roee'i Juexo
hut there will he plenty or bloom yet
lor a full crop. The Japanese plums
however were badly hurt by tle
If the poach crop is as good lioio
tills year as wo have reason to an
tlelpale It will be," continued .Mr.
Taylor. "I expect to cross Hie big
pond, visiting Liverpool, London and
1 oinsgow. and arrangements for reg-
Liar shipments of pi'aches to thoso
points. Shipments which wo made
last year indicate that a fine foreign
business can be built up In this Hue
"A shipment which I made to Liv
erpool from Oklahoma. City last year
leached destination in thirteen days,
while a shipment made from the same
point of oilgln required fourteen days
ie roach Cincinnati, O." Oklahoman.
TO HIM NOW?
U. A. JONI-S, Furniture.
SAM NOISLI:, Hardware Merchant.
.1. R. IMJNNINUTON, Wholesale Her
chant R. W. RAND0L, merchant.
Elect Delegates to Pauls Valley and
The Tishomingo News gives the lid
lowing account of tin4 recent meeting
of the Republican club In that town:
The Ththomlngo Republican club
held Its regular meeting Saturday
We are Informed that aliout lfio
tnemliers were In attendance. The
chler purpoee of tho meeting was to
elect delegates to the (Vitckusaw Re
publican convention which convenes)
at Pauls Valley on tho 12th Instant, t
This club Is entitled to ten dele
gates. Resolution passed that delegates go
The following Is the delegation
elected: It. II. Colbert. Cornelius
Hardy. Wm. T. Ward, T. Ilurton.
C. .Nichols, W. A. llorah, A. Oullett.
.Ino. A. Shannon. Jas. II. Bridges. Dr.
I C. King.
Tho committee on resolutions re
ported a resolution endorsing tho
presold national administration.
The foil-owing resolutions were In
tioiluccd and adopted unanimously ny
r. rising vote:
"Whereas, certain charges have
been Hied with the department of Jus
tice against lion. 11. II. Colbert, Unit
ul States marshal or the Southern
district of the Indian Territory, by
said charges are not founded In fact
and are not made In the Interest of
the public service, but have been In
j stttti led with the design of effecting
h) ,p,nv., r,. Hl.iiHi motives and
,, ,,, r,Mla political ends; there-
lore, be It i
"Resolved by the Tishomingo Re
publican club, first, that we have the
fullest faith ami confidence In the hon-
nr unit lnti.i.rtt i nf Unr1iii1 f'.iltiert
n iviin ni;a a pu)(;
ii ml that we uniiunllHodlv eudoi-se his
I ',, ...
administration as marshal or the
iuij. tiiiu i- ..'niovL;iiii ieiuuni nun
ri. m retained in olllce and tho
iu the discimrge of ills olllei.tl duti :;
I second, that a eopy of these rosolu-
ttoua be transmitted to the president
,! dlo nltornuy-geuenil."
NAME A TICKET.
Durant Republican Club
Durant, I. T.. Mar. It). The Durant
lu-imlillfan club In regular session
last night named the following ticket
to pit against the nominees of the
Democratic party lu the municipal
election lu April:
Mayor. A. L. Severance.
Police Judge. C. T. Halo.
Chief or police. II., .1. Uobluson.
City attorney, Knhcit Crockett.
Nlgt Police, Ihigene Wiley.
Tax assessor and collector,
City elerli. S. I. Watson.
City treasurer, H. F. Mines.
Aldermen. I. C. Hlrthtleld
At I; I on, .Ino. Iluber, C. L. Jones.
Clarence Waldcn. .loo Woods, H. K
Splker. Patterson, A. Parker, (Sou
Price, Dr J. P. Park and .1. I. Slln
J. A. BIVEN8, PresUsnL
A. H. PALMER, Cathlsr.
Accouuuof flrini and Individuals
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
HAftlS . AND . BREAKFAST . BACON
Thev Will Please You.
Whifeman Brothers Company,
PAY OR MOVE
INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE FARM
ERS FROM CHOCTAW NATION.
Called to Pay Permit Tax Order
Cemes at the Request of the Gov
ernorDeclares Intruders Are
Muskogee. March 10. Vaster, u
tho Indian agent received n oni
from the secretary of the Interior
proceed nt once to remove twenty fh
whlto farmers from the Choctaw
t.fon on the legal ground that t! -failed
to iwy Hie tax that is din- : -ChuHtaw
Thorp Is a Chortnw law tbwl any whit
larmer who comes Into the Choittt
Natlon and works a farm shall pat ' -the
tribal fund a permit tax of $" pe
year if they fail I) do so they ma
be removed from tie nation and V
territory. These iwentyllve hn.
Some time ago the governor . I th
nation Illod complaint against tli.-iu
UUd alleged that they were a disturb
lug element nnd a detriment to th
mil ion and asked the aid of the v
eminent in removing thuui. The mat
ter was laid before the department
with the result stated.
These farmers nre loriiled in
group Just across the Arkansas lin
in the-terrltt ry and most of them nr
Arkansas farmers who have sllpp. ..
over th'1 line. If they own town lot
in any oT the towns, which Is not
likely, they cannot be removed. It Is
also probably that when they II ml
that It Is a ease of pay or move, they
will pay the live dollars. The Indian
ageul will Instruct his Indian police
t take the matter lu hand at ouco
ami collect the money or put the par
ties out. If the governor Insists that
thoy are objectionable citizens. It Is
likely the money will not he accepted
There was a similar case In tin
Choctaw Nation several incnth.' ago
and 271 farmers were ordered ro
moved Most of fliem paid up- aid
wore allowed to remain.
Hlghf-mom house, close In. Suit
able for boarding or rooming house.
Four-room dwelling, close lu.
Five-room dwelling, close In.
Six-room dwelling, close in.
Two-room dwelling, barn, garden.
Desirable -I -room cottage, targe
southeast corner lot, orchard, , well
Improved. Will sell on Installment if
$300 Is paid down. Price $1,300.
Five-room cottage, desirable loca
tion; if taken soon $1,100 cash.
I Tho Redfield Agoncy,
I Real Instate, Rent., Loans,
I v ARDMORB, I. T
DON LACY, Vlc-PrstdsnL
W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. CesM-
solicited Courteous treatment