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We Will Wager a Dime
Against a Giu.r Cake
Tliat you can find an Easter dress just . 'our liking,
(all ready to put on) in our garment ck Mnent, if
you'll take the time and trouble to carefully -k the
So enthusiastic are vc over the merchandise in this
department that we will wager another dime That
you can buy your Easter dress here, (ready to put on)
for less money than you can buy the material and hire it
made we make this statement in view of the fact that
we have the materials to sell too. $f3 jjjgj tr2
Ours is the best'stocked ladies garment department
between Dallas and Oklahoma City, and (ills a long felt
want in this and neighboring towns. "ZZIZ "12
2 A comprehensive stock of suits, dresses and frocks ol
every description, ranging in price from
$3.50 to $65.00
Most Stockt'.l Hosiery
Ml Ll3 O IB I LI
I llalaUr BJIMIIal
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT'S
CASE AGAINST STANDARD OIL,
FILED AT ST. LOUIS TODAY.
EVIDENCE OF A MONOPOLY
Government's Brief Contends That
Standard Oil Company Has Used
Unfair Methods Against Indcpend-
I cnt Companies.
St. Louis. Mo.. April .". The Gov
ernment today tiled In the United
States circuit court here. Its briof In
jjjtlie case of the United States govern-
T ......t.i.. C- .. -1 .... "A I I
iu.-ni. .iKuuini till' .Utliuiiliu Wll UUIll-
puny of New Jersey, liy which It Is
sought to dissolve that corporation.
The declaration Is made that the
testimony shows that the vnrlous do
eiidants have from tho first pursued
system of unfair competition ngalnBt
Its competitors, whereby independent
companies have either neon driven
out of business, or their business nan
been so restricted that the Standard
Oil Company hns practically controll
ed prices and monopolized commerce
In the products of petroleum In the
This system, tlio brief contends, lias
taken the form of prlco cutting In var
lous localities, while keeping up high
prices In localities, whero no compe
The method of obtaining secret In-
onnatlou as to competitive, business
Is lnrgely through tho bribing of rail-
FARM AND CITY LOANS.
Wo nro In position now to
mnk0 quick loanB on good
farms ami city proporty for 5,
4- 7 nnd 10 years. Reference to
any bank In Ardmoro as to !
rjRKW & RAMSEY.
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DO IT NOW.
The Tcmado Season Is hero
Protect your proporty from
that powerfully tnergetlc nnd
Irreslstnblo twister th Wind.
A $ir00 policy costs less than
a penny day. Seo
GORMAN, NOG IK & DOBBINS
Over City National Bank.
Department Vou'U Kind
way employes and using such liiforinii
turn Id proiun tlx- countermanding
of orders of tho Independents.
Ono evidence of ii monopoly, It Is
,lmrt,,,I u tllr' Stuntliiril'H enormi
ranilMK w,,1(h 1)rluf contomlg
ltm orKn!,i investment of ?!ifi.000j
liiid earned up to tlio ond of l!)0li,
NINETY AND NINE YEARS
JURY AT CHEROKEE GIVE M. M.
JACOBS EXTREME PENALTY
Guthrie, Okla.. April 4. iNlnoty
nine years In the penitentiary was
the sentence Imposed upon M'. .M.
Jacobs by a Jury In the district court
at 'Cherokee for tho killing of Ar
thur Strohl nt Aline, Keb. 1, last.
The Jury was out only n short time.
The murder Is said to have been
cold-blooded and seemed to havo been
the result of a drink-crazed mind.
Strohl was manager or the Pioneer
Telephone company at Allno. Jacobs
went to the telephone olllco to send
In a long distance enll and Strohl pre
sented nn unpaid telephone bill. A
dispute arose over the bill and Jacobs
left the olllce, returning later the
samo day urnied with a revolver.
Tho dlsputo -was renewed when Jac
obs nfter some parley pulled his re
volver and shot Strohl In the heart.
Jacobs stated that ho did not know
what ho Hud dono nnd did not even
know tho nnnio or the man lie was
convicted of killing.
MRS. SAMPSON ON TRIAL
ASSERTING HER . . INNOCENCE,
WOMAN IS PLACED ON TRIAL
FOR KILLING HER HUSBAND.
Lyons. N. Y., April i!. Calmly as
serting her Innocence. Mrs. George
nAylllSmspoiivinfiJCN'TK-.I rg ml
Allyn Sampson was placed on trial
todny In the supremo court, churned
with killing her husband. Hurry
Sampson, nephew of Admiral Samp
son, nt tho Allyn homestead near
Macedou, New York.
Saw Fort Worth Ruins.
Paul and Tweed Jones, Tom I.nster.
W. II. Kenner and Wllllntn Tlell went
to Kort Worth Sunday to view tho
ruins of the destructive fre mere
Saturday afternoon. They said the
fire department was at work all day
Sunday. Great piles of coal wero
burning nnd ninny cars loaded with
coal were still 011 fire. Homeless
people were crowded nround tho
scenes and It could ho seen whore
plnnos nnd furniture which had been
thrown Into tho strcots had been
A RDM ORE, OKLAHOMA MONDAY KVKN1NC AlMfl L ; li)()i
SITUATION IN FORT WORTH
WILL NOT ASK OUTSIDE AID
lint Worth. Tex. April i U' :m
oiloik tins morning a tire broke out
it till' (inhesion actm , .lust smith
of the scene of Saturday's great con
A general alarm was untied In,
tunning much excitement In the city,
but the blaze wan extinguished with
The, three and lour room cottages
Fort Worth. Tex.. April -1. With
acre of the area or the city
swept bare by lire, 'running n ions of
not less than ?2.l(in.owi nnd very
probably f2.3nfl.fl0n, and with 15.000
homeless people, citizen or Kort
Wot lli this morning laced the emer
gency which confronted tliein and ce
elded to meet It themselves without
the Intervention of oumlde aid. With
in a short time they had subscribed
$15,000 to n relief fund ami expressed
the determination to make it $20,000
before another twenty-tour houra
Today the homeless people have all
been given nhelter or nome kind or
fashion, principally In the home ot
friend, neighbor. acquaintances or
even stranger, though Home rew
have been given direct assistance.
1 heir belonging are scattered far
and wide, principally under cover,
but some lvlng exioed to the weath
er on vacnnt lot In the railroad res
ervation under guard of some small
bov or other member or the family.
The burned area Is a blackened
wnste. patrolled by the nillltln. whn.iv
yellow government tents are arrang
ed xoldler-fashlon on the lawn of the
high school, and till charred expanse
of what 'was onco n populous resi
dence section Is now peopled, nnd
only temporarily, by an occasional
late property owner armed with a
permit from the authorities and seek
ing to recover Fometning that had
Thousands of sightseer iroin not
only this city, but from surrounding
town nnd cities, have thronged the
streets and bridges within sight ot
the ruined district, deterred bv the
soldiers from getting n closer view.
The body ot ono man. the sole vie-
1 1 111 or the most disastrous lire In the
history of this section of the country,
lies at an undertaking establishment.
Ills relatives In charge. The Injur
ed In the hospitals are all doing well.
nnd no further fatalities nro antici
pated. Two meetings of citizens ror Min
relief of the sufferers were held dur
ing the day. and a feeling was dis
played that was declared most cred
itable on the part of the citizenship.
1 he offers of help from not only tho
city, but trom people outside were
numerous and freely mnde. and It was
evident to those In charge of the
movement there will be no strain con-
nected with thi' linniedlnte relief ot
the thousands who have suffered
rrom the lire. It Is considered pron-
able that aid will be extencer! there
people later on to ennble them to re
build their homes, nnd Mnyor Harris
makes tho statement that the district
will unquestionably be rebuilt. Ho
says that It will either be rebuilt 111
residences or In business houses, or
The excitement hns died nwny:
there Is no actual suffering, and tho
situation hns resolved ItseU Into ono
wherein many havo lost the roor that
sheltered them, If no ict worldly
belongings ns well, but those nro not
In nctunl want, nnd the most promi
nent people of the city, with the T'nlt-
ed Clinrltlcs. have tho relief -work
firmly In hnnd nnd anticipate no trou
ble, confusion or difficulty In bringing
It to a successful conclusion.
DALLAS LOSS $500,000
MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED
BUILDINGS DESTROYED IN
OAK CLIFF FIRE SATURDAY.
Dallas, April I Today's develop
ments In the Oak V'llff flro of yester
day nfternoon show It to hnve been
moro serious burning thnn It was pos
slblo to property estlmato Inst night.
Thousands of persons viewed tho
Iiuuieil district today. I.ilti- 1. , u
rk of 1 1 lb r 1 nuld be pi 1 ! n. , 1 -Hiise
or the Snblmth. A 1 . -- in . 1
lug was this itlterimtm 1 , -! n t
Methodist church to arrant.- for ,n
telligeiit reller work, and t" bum. us
far UK poMlhle, or any miffi-rum Him
might need luiinedlnto attention. Re
port made to the meeting liulli nt d
that more than 100 buildings were
burned, not leu thnn eighty of them
being dwelling houses. These ranged
In value rrom $1,000 to $25.oni; only
a Tew or the latter ela. howeer.
The general average. It was stated
would run rrom fl.oflO to 7 noo 1 m
best estimate that could In Made or
the total Ion wa an npproximatltm
or $1500.00(1. With tlOt to exceed one
third Insurance. A committee or nine
citizen una appointed to take direc
tion or the relief work. They are.
.lame A. Klorer. Or. It. 15. rjreer. .1.
'-. Mason. John A. Hnrnard. H. W.
I'oster. .1. T. Tlerney, W. M. Vatuhn.
G. W. Owen and I,. W. Addison. Tlilti
committee I to open hcailnitarteri
tomorrow morning In Dr. Greer's of
fice at the Tenth treet station Kvcry
person -who sustained a loss ot anv
kind in the fire I expected lo epoit
to thl committee that the HH:ue may
be listed and projierly Investigated.
The commute requested that In all
the churche of Oak Cliff tonight,
and through the local press, those
who have sustained losses be given
notice of the above plan. The state
ment wa made that It Is the desir.
and the Intention to give eerv reil
sutferer from the fire ns large a mens
uro oT relief n resources that nwiv
be procured will Justify. It win esti
mated that about aon sufTorer are be
ing cured Tor by Menus or neign
bors. and that a more detlnlte nr-
rntmeinent will be made nt tomor
row's teller committee meeting.
Fire at Fort Supply.
Woodward. Okla., April I. Six
hundred insane person were In dnn
ger or death till afternoon when a
blaze, starting from a prarle lire, de
stroyed several building at tho state
Insano asylum at Kort Supply, near
The fire broke out In the lnundry
building shortly nrter the noon meal
and the Inmates had bent returned
to their quarters. The asylum lire de
partment was ordered out and every
effort mnde to conceal from the pa
tients the fact thnt the building wn
burning. One woman looking out ot
n window snw tho lire and excitedly
gave tho alarm.
"We'll bo burned to death," sue
The attendants rushed among their
charges and tried to paciry thorn,
nnd n panic was 'nirrowly averted.
The fire spread trom the laundry
to pharmacy supply building nnn
threatened the asylum Itself. When
the blaze -was very near them, the In
mates had yielded to the entreaties
of the attendants and kept In go-id
order when the danger was most ap
parent. It took hard work to save the vnrl
ous wnrd buildings. So effective were
the efforts of the flre-fl alders ib t
those were spared nnd there was no
loss of life.
A high wind mnde It seem 10.- tin
moment thnt the whole Instl'iMin
was doomed. Tin- building destrov-d
wero the stables, lnundry. plmrii'iie
nnd employes' quarters. The o 's
estimated at $75,000.
Jacob Coulter, aged "f yeari, who
died of old age at Springer Saturday.
was burled thero yesterday. Ho was
ono of tho old citizens of that town
and was highly respected.
P. 11. Cmniioii died thl morning at
an early hour nt Newport at tho age
of ni. Pneumonia wn the causo. The
J remains wore burled this afternoon.
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New OrJenns, T.n.. April ',. it
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It Oklahoma for tonight and 11
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ON AT TULSA
GOVERNOR HASKELL AND SIX
OTHER PROMINENT MEN OF
OKLAHOMA ARE DEFENDANTS.
UTAH JUDGE IS PRESIDING
Defendants Appear In Court Re.idy
Far Trial Disposition ot Defend
ants' Motion to Quash Indictment,
is First Asked For.
Tulsa. Okla., April Gow-rnor
Haskell and alx other prominent ok
Inhuman, under indictment for nt
leged frnud In the Muskogee town
lot caaea, appeared In the Tutted
Htaten circuit court today re.uh fot
Judge John A. Marshall of I tali
The program called first for a dis
position of the 1110II011 to quash the
Indictments, which wa riled a' Mils
kogee March II. by the defendants
The defendant' motion chnreed
misconduct on the part or sslstaiit
Attorney General Sylveher H11M1,
who eomlurted tlio grand Jurv lines
ligation, that remilted In the Indb 1
meats being returned
ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME TO
ROOSEVELT AS HE ENTERED
BAY OF NAPLES TODAY.
TEDDY WON'T GO ASHORE
Buildings and Ships in Bay at Naples
All Fly American Fag Today Ted
dy Will Transfer to Steamer Ad
miral Late This Afternoon.
.Naples. Italy, April f. Naples to
day oxtondud an enthusiastic wel
come to Theodore Uooncvclt, who ar
rived hero at noon.
Tho steamer Hamburg wa given
a noisy greeting n alio Mteamed into
the bay with tlio distinguished Amer
American lings are Hying todny
from all hotel and many private
hoiueg. All ships are gully decorated.
Koosevelt hnd not come ashore up
to late this nrternoon. He win pron
ably not land at all, but will be trans
ferred to the steamer Admiral.
Roosevelt Goes Ashore.
Naples. April f,. -Roosevelt landed
for a brief stay at I 10 this aftri
noon. KENTOCKY RAILROADS WIN
CARRY CASE TO SUPREME COURT
AND RESTRAIN RAILROAD COM
MISSION ON FIXING RATES.
Washington, n. C. April r. The
Injunction suit of the Kentuckv rull-
roHdu In which the roads asked that
the railroad conimlloii of Kentmi;
be restrained from cnrrylng Into f f
feet tJio order ot the commission of
1D0B, fixing the rate on Interstate
buslnes In that state, was derided
today by the supreme court of the
United State in favor of the rail
Lone Grove School.
F. M. Hyrd was In the city today
from Lone drove. He brought with
tiim IS.enii o school bonds properly
signed. The money renllzed from the
nlo o the bond will bo used in build
lug a school house In thnt town. He
said the suit which W. K. McCarty
had ngalnsf the school board might
result In delay but If It does not they
hopo to bo ready to begin building
by tho first o May.
1 STILL THE WIND BLOW:
Hut not itli miH;, i. Mt f..rif to kci-p tin- pi-ople in .
toiniii after our TIIUKK DAYS Sl'l.riALS.
They runic? just the saint! and no wonder when
-such attractive prices are placed on such ood reliable
mmhandise. Just what you need and can use ri.;!t
now. The bargains lor these days are greater th in
ever and you have two more days to et them at these
.special low prices. The lot of fine embroidery at 1.2
pi ice is an attractive bargain.
The 36 inch Foulards worth $1.25 and $1.50 for
oSc yard was not overlooked by the many shoppurs at
the BIG STOKE today.
The -V inch colored linens at 50c regular but on
sale three days for 35c yard are oin fast.
The 25 pieces 27 inch white waistings for 19c yard
are moving rapidly.
We mention just a few of the many bargains for
these three days. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
as in case you did not see our "ad" in Sunday's paper,
you still have an opportunity.
EX-GOVERNOR DROPS DEAD
W. A. POINTER, WHILE MAKING
SPEECH IN GOVERNOR'S OF
FICE IS STRICKEN.
Lincoln. Neb., April f.. W. A.
Pointer, ex-governor of Nebraska,
while making a speech In the olTIco ot
(lovernor Shalleuherger nt a hearing
of the daylight saloon bill, was strick
en by appolexy and died In a ew min
utes. Lincoln Is filled today with Omnha
men. who are urging the governor to
veto tho measure.
TWO CHILDREN MEET DEATH
FRISCO TRAIN RUNS DOWN TWO
CHILDREN NEAR CATOOSA
TRAIN CREW ARRESTED.
Sapulpa, Okla., April n. Two uni
dentified children weroi run down
and killed on a trestle near Catoosa
by a St. Umls fc San Francisco train
Today tho train crew, of Sapulpa,
wero arrested charged with murder.
KorV Aiilmutoltc -unt ai
Did You Ever Notice
THE UP TO
30C30S B Mala Stroc,
NUMB KR 1;7
A BRITISH STEAMER SINKS
VESSEL STRIKES DERELICT IN
STRAITS OF WESTMINSTER
London, Ung April G. A dispatch
from Puntn Aronas, Chill, says tho
llrltlsh steamor, Oak Urancn, struclc
what Is supposed to havo been a
dorollct In tho straits of Westminster
and was abandoned In n sinking con-
Nineteen of tho crow and passen.
gers woro landed safoly but tho
captain and twenty others aro miss
ing. TO VOTE ON FREE LUMBER
RULE TO BE REPORTED TO GOV
ERN AMENDMENT TO PAYNE
BILL, WILL PERMIT OTE.
Washington, o, c., April C A rule
to be reported to govont amendment
to the Payno tariff bill, provides ror
twenty-flvo per cent ndvalorem duty
on potroloum, Instend of the present
countervailing duty, and will penult
of a vote on the question of free lumber
wha' a satisfied look our enjoin- -a
iw V- look after their vv.v ,
i d to 1 well fed moans a gr.U
' il towunls t Infliction. When you
t 'I t nnytnln the market affords,
vi nin! not ak u If we have i'
order It, for we always
' ni thing on tho market In 'Vat
nM-v;'. Wo take pride In always
(King vou the lieitt of verytl'lug
1.1 eit. Wf. can alo give you Swift's
li lde Soap ami Wnshlng Powders the
pcit rm earth. Another oar of tlio
famous ltluo Ulbbon Klour. nlso a
fresh supply of mineral and Kurok;i
wati-rs W hamlle all kinds of feel
wholesale nnd retail.
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