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he VOLUME IX. f sidnby suaas, 1 l Proarlet.r.. J AEDMOJIE, TNJ). TEJR.. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 19.Q1. ISUDSCHII'TION.l I O.. Year $1. J NUMBER HO L. P. ANDERSON, B. P. FBENSLEY, C. L. ANDERSON, S. H. TORBETT, President. Ylco President. Cashier. int. Cunr. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. gArdmorc, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds in Chickasaw Nation. Surplus Fund, Cash $120,000.00 Capital Paid Up, Cash. .. 60,000.00 The oldest bank in Indian Torritory. Accounts of firms and individuals solicited upon the most liberal terms consistent with good banking. be too hue. There may be nothing ROBERTS buy the: best Eup The following morcbants only are Pettitt Bros., M. F. Bonmr, Skipworth J- A. A. A. Bailey, J. A. Bodowitz. Kendall W. C P. A.-Laughlin. A. P. Jones, Dillard & Allen 4- r u General Insurance, Real Estate and Rental. -2 .4. -1- 4- 4. J. W, S. Wolverton & Son, Agents, Ardmore Cotton Exchange. GUILLOT BROS., Managers. Oldest Commission House In the Territory. OPPOSITE CITY HALL. (ur STA1HS.) COTTON, STOCKS, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS For Future, or Immadlaita Delivery. , Private Wires New York, New Orleans & Chicago, MINIMUM ORDERS ACCEPTED. 20 Bales of Cotton. 1000 Bushels of Grain. 10 Shares of Stock. 50 BarreL' of Pork. ContinuousQuotations. . Prompt Execution of Orders. HEKEIIICNCE: FIRST NAT. BANK AKD.MOUK. J. R. PENNINGTON & CO. , (Mil DULffi AID WilOLCSALC dllS. Biggest stock of staple and fancy candy ever in Ardmore- Ap pies, Oranges, Lemous, Nuts. holidays. Sole distributors for the hen or i For Bibles, Books, lee tie Fire Spreads good resolutions among the unin sured are as numerous as the sparks that lly upwnrd. But like the Btnoko, these resolutions die out with the lire and the next con. Ilnfirntion destroys a lot of unin sured property. Ij Hot Insure Nov? tomorrow or the day nfter may to insure then. & POLAND ion Oil rgaHJS3EEMt';j.7i!.' tarns k mi .imhwi a 11 1 handling Eupion Oil in Ardmore: W. A. Payno, W. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. Jenkins, C. Crosbv. M. T. Fclker. Son Bros. Co. . 4 - T T T $ Lone; Distance 'Phone No. v96. Ktc. See us before you buy for the celebrated unor ram" STATIONERY. GO TO BOYD & REEDS BOOK STORE. COTTON WENT SOARING. Government Report Caused Staple to Jump $2 a Dale. Now York, Doc. 1. There was groat excitement nnil heavy trading on the Cotton Hxchnngo Just nftor noon to lay. when the government roporLshow- lng 9.074,000 bnles ns the probable crop, rmiRod on advance of over U u bale In December anil the sportilntlxe months. When the report watt received De cember cotton Jumped form 7.(53 to 8 rents a pound, without a quotation be tween. Thin was oven a wider range than wan expected, because the report foil far below the most doubtful and eon sorvntlve estimates, and the rapidity of the rise oVoated wild rolling for profits. The Kuropoan exchange had closed, no there was no word from across the water on the effect of the report. There wiih a Block oAohango crowd buying cotton hi large quantities below S cents to put to rout n bear Interest, htch was short irom aoo.oou to KOO.OOU bales, anticipating a more favorable crop report. . The department of ngrloulturir. ro ported 11.074.000 bales as Iho cotton production of the United States prol able In 1901-03. Tim men picked or, to be picked Is estimated at 2C,S02,'JS9 acres, a reduction of 730,2 10 acros. or li per cent from the ncreua. planted The total production of lint cotton in estimated at l.529.!fil.MW imiinda. an meragc of IS pounds per .icr. p'ekort or to In- picked. KILLSD IN A RUNAWAY. Cdward Adair Mat Vloltnt Death Mon day Afternoon. Thrown from runaway team .Mon ilay afternoon. lid Adair one of the most respected eltuJhB of the Cher okee nation whs Inatahtly killed near the town of Adair. , The (light of the erased animal had bc'ii wltneaawl by n number of olU wns and. hurrying to the scene of tho accident, the (lend body of the vletin was found. The nuek hud been broken, causing Instantaneous death. Other bones In tho body wore shuttered, Indicating that tho heavy wagon had paaeud over tile body. There wero no witnesses to the neel- dent, and the first Indication of the do plorablu atTair w.is the night of tin horse dashing toward tho town. Deceased was one of tho most wide ly known citizens of the Cherokee nation. At one time be wns sheriff of Cooweescoowee district. Ills high sense of honor and justice mnde him JobIoiih of friends who mourn his death as that of n splendid mad and an ex emplary citizen. Vlnita Chteltaln. WINE WOMEN AND HORSES. A Sporty Bank Teller Wrecks a New York Financial Institution. Kallston, N. Y Doc. 4,t-T1io doors of tho First National Hank of this vll Inge il!d not open as usual this morn Ing, nno a card on tho Iront door an nounced (hat the institution was In tho hands of the national bank examiner, pending an Investigation of Iho affair's of tin- concern. The reason for this action on tho part of the bank otllcors wns the dls covery of a shortage in the1 auiunts of Receiving Teller Chirk-B 13, rituh- nm, nppioxlmat'lng J100.000. The dls covery wns made yesterday afternoon Klteham has been in tho employ of the bank over since It lias been in existence, nnd was entrusted with a good part of tho confidential buelnesa of his department. The defalcation covers a period of at least one year, and tin evidence of his stealings wns (imcbnlpd until now by an Ingenlus system of orijsuriis. nnd fnlbo entiles It has beon krowu tor some tiino Hint Fitcliam Iiiih beon loading a rather Inst life ..although he has maintained his nigjujurflhlp..lii chiirdlu'jaiid lias Ikh.ii recwivxl in thp bot aoeictv elr- cIom. It ls,lirlleod that his downinll was the renult ot Ills sporting procll.ltles, and tho bank olilclals say that the, money wilt on fnut Horsed, i.toolce and wor.i"ii, Kltcliani wna not a urlnk lug man. and Is ol refined and gentool appearance. He coules.-d his guilt t the police after being InoaTci rated on account of tlie ombe..lomont. DEVOID OF CEREMONY. Oklahoma's New Governor Wants no Blowout and i Make no Speech Tho (Juthrioo Leader tells its that (Jovojnor Korguou will assumo the oath of oljlro at YimliUiAtoii and. ro turning to (iuthrlc next Tuoday will enter upon tne duties of governor, This Is tin present program. The w Governor wired a friend here to day: "I want no blow oitl at lluthrto." Therefore an Inaugural banquet ami ball will not follow a mid-season ail- mlnlbtratlou change. The new gov- nun will make no speech, with no online, but will hocln nt mien to dbiojinrgo his duties under new rule! .i....... t... i i . III IUIWII III.- Illll-I HIT (irjHIHIlU'lll. Mum Inlorest la still observiiblo In Iho executive building Next week will witness six resignations: there w 111 likely bi three holdira and two roc 'alrltrants. ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN. Dastardly Deed Narrow Escape From Destruction of Fast Mail Train. I.envenworth. Kas.. Dec. (. Tlr.1 Stnndnrd says. k Hurllngton railway detectives are In the vicinity or Hevorly. Mo., making an lim-Htlgutlon Into the wrecking of the H. St M. Ilyer nt that place last riiursdii) ami sutllclent tivldeuce ha bon found to prove beyond n doubt tljal a dastardly attempt to wreck the fast Deiiver-KananB, City train wna Hiinlc. Tin switch lock and lamp had beon stolen. The train was going nt the ttc of GO miles an hour when the en gineer noticed the lamp was out. nnd tlowed down. The englno and ninll par lft the rails and wenl Into th tlltch, but the conchea remained on the track a-nl fortunntely no paaften (Rem were nerloualy Injured. It la rumoiod that arroata will he made. HEAVY SNOW IN EAST. Boa ton and New York are In Midst of Drifts. Ikiaton. Dec. 4. The heaviest mioa- :torm for ao early in the wititi r f; yenis ia coveiing Kew Ungliuid. ft Wiie out of the nortlteajt. with the wind fully lorty miles an hour. The woHther bureau' warning tl'd up inot (jf ihe coasting croft and for tunately oo, for Cupe C'.jd Lite -tvlrg pnltola report a tprrlblo nltlit there. Ne York. Dec. I. Irop of ten degreos In tiiiipenituro turned tli downpour of rain that had Allien nil ilay yealerdjy into a driving fleet Hint quickly coated the pavumontH ol this city with Ice. Then snow bognn to full and made the slippery cnndltiom: worse than ever and Now Yorkers had their, llrfct experience of wliuci's dls' comforts. All the Kurfacc nnd olewitod cars wore impeded, and some stopped altogether. The snow Is still falling. FOWLER SUES A TENANT. Said He Did Not Cultivate Crop Good Wanted $225. Today the case of J. T. Kowlcr vs. (icorgo Adams, suit for rent, came up before Judge Ilrndford. Judge- Fowler was represented by Judge WrodH, while Adnms, who is n negro, wns rep resented by II. II. IJrown. It seems that tho plaintiff thought thnt Adnms did not cultlvato the crop fell, and from what we could under stand he was to pay rent on tin- land Just ns though it was cultivated wo! I, couple of pecan sprouts were ex'i'b Ited on the witness stand, some ueven or eight feet long, which wns diluted to have grown up with the crop which went to show thnt the crop was mt cultivated. Plaintiff wonted ?22.r. for Ills part of the rent while the nnaro thought that tho third and fourth, ns per coinrnct, wns suftlelent, and vant oil to pay. Witnesses testified that Adams' crop was n good crop for the sea son we had some of whom twin It was better than theirs. After the. Jury with out a short lime they leturiiPd n vm diet that AdMi.s should pay $11 rent, which Is Just about whnt Adams wanted to nay nil the time. Singular Accident. Shu emtio In from Cornish with. two bales of cotton and two children. She sold the cotton to Joe llarall and wns sitting In his store with the lyeast child in Iter lap. while llu- other sat upon a stool beside her. The one on the stool foil to the floor, and thij mother. In an attempt to catch .the boy on tho stool, dropped tho lltfle tot from her lap. mid the old lady lost her uipilllhilum nnd tli trio piled' up on the Moor together. Tho eatustrop was a little peculiar Mid Hi" clorkii could not help Indulging In u llltlu hljhirlty. Don't Do It. Do not tnko Dr. 'Caldwell's ISymp IJepslu unions you liuvtt coiuttlpatinii lipUgtMlou. siuk lieudacho or homo loriu oi Htomauii irounie. aueu us iys pepsin, biiiinusuoas or iieariiiurn. fo thcHo are what it la guarantuod to cure. Sold by W. H. Frame. Ardmore mid Mndill. PLAIN TALK TO ROOSEVELT. The, President is Asked to Name the Manager of Hia Political Machine. Washington, Dec. I. -Within the ast IS hours two men of untlonal pioi iuitietic( in the Republican nnrty have asked tho I'loslclonl plumply what means by his continued Ignoring of tin- claims ot the national crtninltteo. They have cited to hint the facts that li.is Ignoted Addlcks, of Delnwnio; ikes, of Kentucky; llnwley of Tex . CilhliF. of New York; lern's. of Mlsour(. nnd, in addition, has allowed Secretary Hltnhcoc Is to go over the ad of that old Republican war horse Thomas II. Caiter, in Montana, and liaa Turcd to make an appointment deslr- d by Senator Km tor. of W islilngton. Those men are both Roosevelt's lends. Tlnjy wild to him: "If you nre bent on tenrlng down he nresont organization, what nre on building In Its plnee? Where Is the Itooaevelt orgnnlatlon coming irom? )o you llilni; you can bo president nnil mi the Republican paity Irom tin White llousu us actual leader' "It Is easy enough to' destroy, but It bind to build ut). This mngnlllconl nmchlno. cnptnlnou by Senator Hnnnn. In rapidly becoming dcn'omllzed unller these continued attacks on jour part. Wo want to aoe you nominated In IH01 Aim you want to lie nominated. Now. If you aro going to turn your back on the old mou you must net somo nnu- pIi-b or you .will never win In the next (invention. "You must have mine one nig man. rich, a Kood politician, with great ox- cutlve nbllily. to be jour manage. Wh'im il'Hll It oe' The prealdeut liateneil attentively mid Beenied aomewlmt linprofBI. ll- aaiil he wna iimkliig nppolntmenta with the single Ideu of fitness in view. I1 1 realised he mual have a manager who stood tor the Rooatvolt idea ami naked for suggestions. The name of rirnemo Stuart ,Rep b- llcbii national Coinniltti email from Illi nois ,waa atiggeated to hi in ns n innn who might llll tho bill. I'roaldent itoonevell. snld he liked Stuart nnd would talk about the mattor ngdln. FIRE AT NEBO. Post Office and Store Destroyed, Or igin Unknown Insurance. Special I'hono to (he Ardniorelte. Nebo. I. T.. Dec. 5. The general merchandise store of .1. II. Ilnnlvand tho postofllro, which wns In tho same building, were destroyed by fire Wed nesday night at about 11 o'clock. Nothing whntever was saved, the building being nlmost dentroyod be foro the lire was discovered. The orig in of the lire is not known. Mr. Hardy estimates his loss nt about $800 with $('.00 insurance. A temporary postofllce has been es tablished in tho store of Rogers 6 I'oterman. BURGLARY AT RAVI A. Store Entered and Quantity of Goods Taken Reward Offered. i Special I'hono to the rdtnorc'lte. Ravla, 1. T Deo. C The general merchandise store' voV N.tl.' obV'fe Co.. was burglarized hero last night. Some four or five suits of clothing, two fine oyei coats, flve pnlrg of shoes, two pairs of men's shoes and tho "Mi- or, throe pair indies' shoes, and line Jewelry p.nd canned goods were taken. Tho cash drawer. In which was some $5. was untouched. The total valuo of the goods taken Is estlmnteil at $80. There Is no clue as to who the burg lars were. An entrance wns gained A. J. WOIA'ICIITON. J A. II1VENS. I'resldont. V-I'roi. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK AtEsivioFjE:. i. nr.' i;ai frf4 Surplus. Accounts of firms aud Individuals i . Accorded ALBATROSS FLOUR, It is the Best. , ' " . Top Notch in Quality, VB,.,,, t:, The Standard that all others try to reach. For sale by all first-class grocers. WHITEMAN BROS., SOLK DISTRIBUTORS, through the icar uoor. It Is believed (lint two men did the work, as the two pali a ol men's shoes were of dlfler ent sine mid wore taken out of the boxes and wero piobably put on he fore they lett tho Imlldllii'. lilnnkets were put up over the winnows and It Is believed that the lamps In the store were lit while they wero nt work, using the blankets to keep Un tight Irom bulng scon rrom tin out side. Mr. Webb hns offered a reward of J2fi for the arrest and conviction of tin burglars. Oflleors have been wired for. CHAFFEE CLOSES PORTS. Tco Many Supplies Have Been Going Into the Hands of Insurgents. Special to tho Ardmorolte. Mnnlla. Dec. n.-s-Oonornl C'lmff'c bus Issued orders closing nil p(.r' of Lagitna and Ilatangas provinces The ports have been closed because it was learned too ninny supplies were going Into the hands of tho enemy. The government will nlto cense pay ing runt to the Filipinos for the bti d ingt. used for military purposes ni It lias been discovered that this n.-mey baa also been going to the Insurgents. Governor Tuft is Improving rapU'ly and exp.icts to return to tho I'nlttd Stales before Christmas. Savings Bank Assigns, Special to tho Ardmorolto. Dreaden, Dee. f. Tho Dreader, driv ings mid Loan brink haa made an as signment. The nggregnte deposits amount to seven million doll. us A. F. OF. L. Twenty-first Annual Convention Now In Session at Scr.ihton, Pa. Speclnl to tho Ardmorolte. Scranton, Pa.. Dec. 5. Tlio twnty flrsl 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 session of the Auu i'i tin Federation of Iibor ivm culled to cr dei today by I'realdont Comport Tlyue are delegates to' this c.):'n-y from ICuropo repioaentlug over a mil lion- mid n half ol worknigmen. George Gould at Fort Worth. Special to the Aulmorolto. Fort Worth, Tox., Dec. 5. George (timid nnd parly In seven speclnl cars are hero today. Mr. Gould contemplates several no tuble extensions In tlio South. Tho spiritualistic medium can not truthfully say she doesn't care n rap. NOW.... Is the time to list your property that is for sale. List it with qh, We have customers for all classes, To Buyers. Be sure and see ub before buy ing. Wecpp.t Biiit you ,'and saye you money. Tenant Property. We pay especial attention to collection of rents. We under stand it and make it pay good re turns. We want to do business with you and for you. Rgdfield Real Estate Agmcy. Ilstabllshed 9 Years, CRUCI- ULDG. ARDMORE:, I. T. DON LACY. Cashier. A.H. PALMER, Asst. Cashier. $90,000.00. solicited, Courteous treatment all alike.