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HIE DAILY ARD.UOREITE.
SIDNEY SUGOS, Proprietor. Published eerr Afternoon (except Sat urday) and Sunday Morning. Offlce of Publication .North Waiblng ton StrecL Entered at the Postofflce at re a. second-class mall matter, N Subscription Rates. One week One month One year THC OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER of the UNITED STATES COURT for the Southern District, Indian Territory, i alto for THE CHICKASAW NATION, alto for the CHICKASAW STOCK ASSOCIATION of the Indian Territory. TIME TABLE. Gulf, Colorado &. Santa Fe Railway. Sooth Booed Galveston ic Chicago Exp.... 3: 40 aja Cletwrne L Kan. City Exp. .4:21 p.m. North Bound Galveston It. Chicago Exp. .IJ:Jfra.n. Cleborne Kan. City Exp.. 11:33 a.m. A. W. DUNHAM. AsnL W. 8. Kcenan, O. P. A. " All United State mall close 3 nrtntates prior to train time. D. M. REDF1EI.D, P. M. TERMS OF THE U. S. COURT FOR "YEAR 1902. At Cblckatha Begins Monday. Feb fruary 17. and September 33, nst2. and continues In beacton two At Ryan Begins Monday, March J, lfr, and October 13. 152. and continues In sesalon ten days. At Psreell Begins Thursday. March 13. 13W. and October 23, 1902, and continue for ten days. Kt PaU Valley Begin Monday, March 24. 1902, and Notetabor 3, 1&2. and continue! for lx week. At Ardtuore Begin Monday. May 5, ISM, and December 15. 1902, and continue- for 4x weokn or longor. Any e.'ronecms reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear In the columns of the Ardmorelte will be gladly corrected upon Ita being brought to the atten tion of the publisher. Usi tht Lode Distinct Telephoni :: Ajro call vr :i 5 Phone No. 5, t It you want the Audmokkite. ARDUORK, SUNDAY, FE1I 23. Ardmore cannot aff'rl to p.'iy fav orltlsm with tier officials. They must pay taxes Just like other people. It Is the duty of our city ofllclals, aldermen, or whatever olllcc they hold to pay this street tax, just the sanv ns any laboring man has to, If he hasn't the money lot him use a hoc or spado. A woman ban sued for divorce bo Can bi her husband wouldn't lit1 Mtnlght In bed. Well, wull, a man who I ...II ... It . I.I,. ...I ... I.. run l lull HirniKm huh iu ui win-, in jd or otherwise, don't deserve a wife, anyhow, Am nearly, all our poopta have paid their tnxos, It would bo some autls faction to know how many have paid a poll tax. A groat deal has been saIi! K'HardliiK tho payment of a poll tax in vlow of Its unconstitutionality. No man wants to pay a tax unless he has to and imperially onu which Ih de clarnd by many to bo Illegal. Thi-it- aro those In Ardmori' whohavo fought t Ills tax and have absolutely refused to pay It. This your wo are Informed the nnmlior has swelled. Those men may IK! pronocuieu ami unless they can how tho Illegality of tlio tax, ho fore wl to pay It. Thoy may ho, but we ask why wiih It not done a couplo of years ngo7 Tho city Khiiuld not show favor Ilium, If the debt Is just It should bo paid, If tinjiibl refund the money to bono who have paid It. I'lio Question Is very frequently ask "d. "who Is exempt for street tax, and the nnswer Is generally given that all ovor forty-live yours of ago aro exempt. Possibly otluw Incapacitated ffom Illness and cilpplos, aro exompt. I-atoly wo have boon Informod that another elans are bolng exempt from this worU o rtax, and If tnero Isnny law for It or tax, and If there Is any law for It tutor against It, On the contrary w respectfully ask to ho shown. Our city lias a number ot olllclals whoso nge aio unln 15 years, these are being exempted from this city tax, we hav no doubt but any or all ot thorn would pny this tax If thoy wore asked to do fu, but to be plain, as no bill has been presented It Is cpilto natural for them to m'nlio no effort to pay It. yiiero Is ? Where Is tho authority the trouble? bawno mmm 1 For a third of a. century Ameri can housewives have found Dr. Price's Baking Powder invaria bly a guarantee of pure, delicious and wholesome food. Always makes the perfect biscuit, cake and bread. ; Note. HutCt BiHlHG Po,ci Co, Chkco. which says these officials need not be asked to pay this tax? It is not In the ordinance, frora whom then does It Is sue and Is It Jnstlee?; We say It Is wrong, and unjust and should not be allowed te remain thus another day. We are a common people and all hould be treated according to our laws fairly alike. 7hm officials are paid salary by the city, the name aa any clerk In Ardmore ami we claim the one la no more exempt from this tax ation than the other. This should be remedied. WHAT ETERNITY IS. The beet Illustration of what eter nity is. with Its endleee flight of time," said a western member of congress the other day, "was one 1 heard given by a preacher who was conducting revival at a Colorado mining camp. The rerlral had been well attended, but there was a poor harvest of souls, and the rough old preacher depicted he joys of heaven and the tortures of hell with discouraging results. One enlnjc he announced that the revival would close with that meeting unless the sinners showed a desire to ropent. He then depicted the eufrerlngs of the lost, and In telling them how long ti would be before they would be freed from their environments of Are and brimstone he said: "You will suffer for all eternity. Do you know what that means? I'll tell you. If a little sparrow was to dip his bill In the Atlantic ocean and take one hop a day ana nop across the country and put that drop In the Pacillc ocean and then hop back to the Atlantic, one day at a time, and to the Atlantic, one hop a day, and Atlantic was dry as a hone It wouldn't be sun-up In hell. 'It Isn't neoesary to add that mourn era came to the bench tnat night mid the meeting continued for some time. Washington Post. The Dally Cltlxcn would have us be lieve that tlio Frisco-peoplo have pur chased the C. O. (1.. known ulso ns the Western Oklahoma, which Is being built into Ardmore. The Cltlxen Is In error. The Ariimoreito lust uiurmiay Ktivo the Item, which our niornng con temporary alludes to, Tho lino pur chased by the I'rlsco people is tli" Oklahoma and Western and is being constructed from Oklahoma City to Quaiiah, Texas on the Colorndo South urn, 180 miles wofI of Oklahoma City, crossing the llock Island at Chlckasha, thence through Lawton. The Oklaho ma & Western lino in addition to traversing the new reservation Just opened up, gives the Frist") direct con nection with the Colorado Southern. It has become quite the fad for preachers to rise up In their pulpits and toll congregations how newspapers should be inn J'eforo this' became epidemic there was little reason why publishers In general should kick. But the thing has become very tiresome to tho men who have been iu tho busi ness n lifetime mid have fortunes In vested In newspaper plants. It Is not unreasonable to suppose that there are a few publisher who know ns much about tho iirnvspaper busi ness as some of these ministers. Newapaperdom. Tho Ardmorolto shows strong repub lican leanings these days and Is secur ing some patronngo. VInlta l.cador. You are nway off on first, brother, but on second you nro safe. Tho Ard more has u patronago which Is tho envy i (Vinlto. of many, nearer homo than Ratine powders made from alum and otter harsh, caustic adds are lou er in pr ice, but inferior in work uwl injurious to I he stomach. The Beacon says, next to statehood a Territorial form of government is the best thing for the Indian Terri tory. It needs a code of laws which a lawyer can understand. The Ardmorelt" will go further and sey It need a code of laws which the measaea of the people can under stand. Chief Justice Gray of the United States Supreme Court has suffered a stroke of paralysis, but Is expected to recover. The opinion In Washington is that the president's decision In the Schley case settles the matter. It must also be known, that the opinion of a great many people who live ontshle of WaHhlngton remains unchanged, as Mr. Roosevelt will learn; their opin ion is the most satisfactory. The house committee on territories unanimously voted to report bills for the admission of the territories oj Ok lahoma. New Mexico and Arizona. A vote taken upon a motion made by Moon of Tennessee declared It to be the sense of the committee that the three territories were entitled to state hood. SVib committees have been ap pointed to prepare the bills which we in the Indian Territory await 'with halted breath. EXCITEMENT AT WETUMKA. The Creek Town In Arms, Ready for Crazy SnakeJ Other Notes.' Special to tho Ardmorelte. Wetumka, I. T., Feb. 21. The town has passed through some excitement for the last two nlglith. Wednesday afternoon about 4 oVIOck a runner came to Mayor Shires with the news that Crazy Snakes hand would be In town that night. Everybody rushed to the hardware stores and received a Wlnehohtor or n shotgun and buck shot mid spent the night as nilnut; t men. Howevor. everything is still oiile anil with tho exception of tho squads west of Wowoku and around Henry ettn. nothing more lias been heard of thorn. Deputy U. S. Marshal Hd Fink went north yesterday morning and passed hack last night with Mr. Whisky Fed iller for Muskogee Jail. Mr. Taylor, who has been In tho'om ploy of E. I.. Steed, went south last night. r , Ed Hall, the elllciont mnnager of tho HnHtings Lumber Co., left last night for n visit to IiIh sister In the Pan handle of Texas. The six-Inch snow was onjoyod by u merry crowd of slelgh-rlders last night. Today nonrly every one Is gone on a hunting expedition. Tlio blast of tho hiintor's horn anil the yelp of the hounds could be heard re-echoing through tho vnle, which means death-knell to the deer. Mr. Mnckey's family of Mississippi came In yesterday aud will make this their future home. The new town of Welcetka la still on tho rush. Regardless of the cold weathor the crowds continue to come and property Is continually changing lianas. i Tho gdneral manager of the Fort Smith & Western wns looking over tho premises about the crossing. Be' loctlng n place for their yards anil Fnops. VI Houston Bros, seoni to he doing a hotter business than they could possl my nnvo anticipated when they es tabllshed their lumber yard here. He cently they hnvo closed several big deals. Thoy sold B. A. Simpson for uis namiBomo Home and also mntorial for tho construction of two hnnilBome cottages for Mrs. W, M. Uohlnson mid yesterday they closed a deal with the Ardmore Ico company In which thoy will furnish the lumber used In tho construction of tlio now lco plant Kendall has a full and complete lino or vnu Camp s canned goods, JI. O iireakrast crisps and all other II. O goods fresh and crisp from tho oven 23-2t OOOOOO O OOOOOO 0 e o 0 oooooo o 9 uriirn nurn i E. 0 0 s ooooooooooooooooooooooc-os Holder. -raiy sorlet) was orsanixed fe ast night and a nice program ar-.e.l out. Cxir sboot now has an attendance ' f.ft;. holars. Leon. M:ii Lucy, daughter of Henry VTaahtagton. died her Thursday. Her remains were buried yesterday. Several thousand head of cattle are being moved out of theietalk fields ad put hack Into thelpastures. The firm of a. V. Morris & Co.. who made an assignment and whose stock of goods were sold here yester day, purchased tHe.goods themselves ace have adjusted matters so they jRll reopen for business shortly. Burneyvllle. Mrs. J. V. Turner died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains will be given burial this afternoon at I ij'cJock under the auspices of the Rasters Star, of which order the de rttftXed was a member. V. L. Spencer was arrested yester day by the Indian police for refusing to pay the cattle tax. He was taken to Marietta where he made a compro mise with them, paying the taxes, and returning home. Marietta. J. E. Bowles of Ardmore Is here buying horses and mules. Berwyn. A. Milliard, colored, died here yes terday. Chagris, G. I.. Tyson Is able to be out again for the first time In several days, hav ing been laid up with a severe case of sore eyes. Duncan. Clave Crouch left yesterday for Am arillo. Tex., for the benefit of his health. J. W. Peck. J. T. Doak. J. N. Dun can and Sam Colbert have announced tbmaelves as candidates for aides- men. Prank Puqua has announced for the office of mayor Some thief attempted to break into the chicken house of Bro. Brlstow, the Baptist minister, last night. For some timepast thieves ha.ve been stealing chickens from him and he had a lock placed on the door of the chicken house. The lock was considerably bat tered up last night but the thiof was unable to secure an entrance. Bro, Brlstow says the thief must have known that he liked chicken. Gilsonlte. Messrs. Wright and Williams of Sul phur, J. Helzey of Indianapolis, Ind. and Goodenough of Henrietta, Texas, were here yesterday. Joe Jackson is moving up from the canyon. E. M. doling Ib moving hero from Sulphur. Anderson uandol was up yesterday from Hock Creek. Ed Shewbert of Sulphur was here yesterday buying hogs. George Irving Is able to be up again Miss Maude Davis of Sherman. Tex. arrived hore yesterday to visit her brother, J. S. Davis, for some time, J. H. Klrby of Clay Center. Kan. is here visiting his brother, J. i. Kirby. Sulphur, A mass meeting of our citizens is to be hold this evening to meet with Borne railway promoters from Texas and Oklahoma Mr. Durham, a business man of Te cumseh. O. T., Is here for the benefit of his health Mrs. , Hoy C. Oakes has returned from Platonla, Texas, whore she lias been visiting her mother. Buck Paul Is here- from Pauls Vat ley. Pauls Valley, The Chickasaw Teachers' Assocla tlon Is still In soHslnn. Hev. T. J. Whit ten of Ardmore gave quite an Inter estlng address at tho Methodist church last night, his subject being TheMan of the Future. More teach ers aro In attendance today than yes teriday. Bee, ''Frank Danlols, aged 1", nnd Miss Susie Morgan, aged I I, elopod nnd It Is supposod wore married. The fathor of the young lady Is searching for th party and says ho will have the young man arrested. Madill Judge Lewis Is able to sit up some todny. Mrs. Thomas has suffored a relapse and Is now much worse than durin hor former Illness. Dr. Hunk -returned last night from Toledo whore he has been for several days on professional business Miss Pearl Lolly, tho Tishomingo telephone operator, wob a passenger on tho southbound train this morn ing. She was cn route to Van Alstyne, Texas, where she will visit for a few days. Miss Mullen returned homo to Ard more this afternoon Teddy Whitman left this afternoon for Ardmore. Attorney Henij haw has a child quit sick. Dougherty. H. 11. Tucker, n' Sniita Fe. brake man. fell from n freight train south of here today at obout 11 o'clock and wns badly Injured. Ho was taken to the hospital nt Cleburne this after noon. TiicIioi'b homo was at Gaines vllle. M. E. Burkhnrt Is reported no bet tor. Springer. Clias. Hedmon Is hero from Mllo. Mr. Chanibors of Leonard, Texa Is hero visiting his sister, Mrs. Pat ton, Mrs. Fitzgerald Is quite sick. PianOS. Sotnn only Blifjhtly Dionic "-"""Red. very, very Pianos E. B. LUKE. 23-Vt No EKt&rnml Symptoms The Hood my be In bad condition. jret with oj external :,;ns, no skit eruption or tores to md.catc it. Tci ijmptornj In such catcs being a varlabli appetite, poor digestion, an Indcicribabli weakneis and uervoutneM, loss of Ccst and a general mn-down c r.ditio:i of thi system clearly showing the blood ha; lost its nutritive qualities, r as become thh and watery. It h in just such cases tha, S. S. S. has done some of its quickest anc most effective work by building up tht' blood and supplying the elements lacVtnj to make it strong and vigorous. 1 Mv wife used sev eral bottles Of S. S. S. as a blood punfier and to tone up a weak and emaciated system, with very marked etlcct by way of improvement. "We regard it a great tonic and blood punner " j.i'.uci f, .'rinceton, Mo. SSSi is the greatest of ot tonics, and you will find the appetite im proves at once, strength returns, and nervousness vanishes as new rich pure blood once more circulate) through all parts of the system. S. S. S. Is the only purely vegetabh blood purifier known. It contains no min erals whatever. Send lor our free book on blood nnd skin diseases and write out physicians for any information or advics wanted. No charge for midical advice. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA. OA. TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. An Interesting .Session Held at Pauls Valley Program, j The Chickasaw Teachers Assocla' Ion which met at Pauls Valley Frl day morning has proven an interest ng one. The meeting was opened with pray er by Rev. Matthews, pastor of the auls Valley M. E. Church. The ad dress of welcome was mad- by Hon W. Patchell of Pauls Valley and the response by Stiperlntedent J. H. Hendrix of Ardmore. Tho Pauls Valley orchestra was In attendance and furnished some choice selections which was appreciated by the visitors. A committee was appoint ed to work up an interest In the Nor mal School at Ardmore during tho summer. The program which has been pub iisneii in mo Arumoreite so gener ously wns carried out almost to the letter, nearly every teacher respond ing to his assignment. The papers read and the addresses delivered demonstrated considerable thought Some of the papers were most excel lently written and the teachers en tered Into the spirit of the meetings with great zest. All who attended the association ae knowledge this to be the best meet Ing In the history of the association. Not only the teachers were enthusias tic but the patrons and visitors as well. President Whltten nddressed sound and instructive lecture to well filled house Friday evening on "The Man of the Future." The t-'ituniay morning session was spirited. Several Interesting discus slons were hnd. Supervisor George Beck addressed the association In an instructive manner. His subject was Practical Suggestions to the 7 i0h ers of the Chickasaw AssociatUn." The association voted to hold Its Thanksgiving meeting at Marietta One would be Impressed with the harmony and unanimity of the asso tion. All business mutters were ex pedlted, being dono mostly by com mlttees. The association adjourned at noon Saturday, and tho teachers departed for their homes with the tendorest fcollngs nnd the kindest appreciation for the people of Pauls Valley for the hospitality shown them during their stay. Our Pauls Valley correspondent furnishes us the names of some who were present, hut was unable to ob tain all. Those from Ardmore were Mrs. V. A. Nlblack and Mrs. Joseph Ino Carr : Misses Ella Bradford, Nan nle Pulllain, Fay Smith, Maude Wor ley, Alice Mersfeldor, Bertie Eddie mnn, Betty Laltiio, Auna Matthews Ethel McGee, Emma Polndexter, Cnl lie Davenport, Mary Hobson, John W Carr and J. It. Hendrix. From Marietta B. Stephenson and Miss Alexander. Mr. Beck of Tishomingo. Prof. Blazer of Chicago. From Davis E. E. Bagwell, Mrs, Lewis and the Misses Fonvllle. Will lams, Ewlng, Sutcllffe, Stewart and Hardin. s Pauls Valley Professors Hender son and Osborne, Misses Jordan, Me (angle and Bishop, Mrs. Kendall, Mrs, Bagwell and Mrs. Miller. From Purcell MisBes Mosely, Ten ant. McCIaln and Clifford, nnd E. A Brennan of Fort Smith. ., Some fine ones VjullarS (lainaced yerv lit Mandolins tie nnd offered Violins very cheap 23.21 E. B LUKE. First Shoot of the Season. Yesterday attcrnoon several mem hers of the Ardmoro Gun Club went out to their shooting grounds in th Whlttlngton Park, and whllo only few participated In tho Bhoot, thoy had a good tlmo mid everybody came homo pleased with the afternoon' outing. Those participating in the shoot were: Ed Roberts, J. B. Spraglns, Jim Havens, w. i Poland. Tom W ams A. E. Fuller and V, C. Dorrlgan. Tho latter gentleman If n Texan, and Is saia to be n crack shot. BRAKEMAN FALLS FROM TRAIN. Is Injured Internally Arm Will Hav. to Be Amputated. Special Phone to the Ardmorelte. Dougherty. I. T . Feb. 22 It R. Tu ker. a Santa re brakeman whn horn e Is nt Galnenvlllo full fv. - moving southbound freight train to y auoui ii ociock, at a point two lies SOtlth of this ulnre A fnm.. who was at work In a field near by saw mm tan anu urougnt him here re he was given medical atten- wh tlon. His left arm was horriblv mani-u.i by hte fall and It will have to be am. putated at the shoulder. He was aleo Injured Internally. The In lured man win Inknn in Santa Fe hospital at Cloburne on tbl-3 afternoon's train. F SHRINERS AT OKLAHOMA CITY. Members From Both the Territories There for the Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City. O. T., Feb. 22 Some two hundred Shriners from all over the two Territories arrived here this afternoon for the annual cpre- monlal session of the Ancient Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. About three hundred will be In at tendance. Dr. Walter Hardy's baby Is again pretty Blck with pneumonia. Used Good Judgment. W. E. Campbell, local manager for Houston Bros. Lumber Co., purchas ed one hundred cars of lumber before the advance was made and the mills have been careless In shipping. His recent trip to Wichita where he con ferred with .Mr. A. C. Houston clenr- ed up the matter and now the lumber has begun to arrive. Seven cars ar rived yesterday and there will be oth ers before Monday morning. The ar rival of this lumber has placed Mr. Campbell in a position where he can fill every order made by a contractor, and having bought prior - to the ad vance will give those who buy lum ber from him the advantage of the reduction. The Ardmorelte, one of the best papers published In the Indian Terri tory, seems to be enjoying a good share of the logal patronage since It has been made the otnclal paper of that district. Muskogee Times. Our big line of 29, 30 and 40 cent shirts are oyc-openers at J. N. Bar- It's. New Business Firm. J. D. Tanner and Mitch Stewart will embark In the giocery, feed and meat business in the building now oc cupied by J. R. Pennington & Co., aa soon as the company moves Its stock of wholesale groceries to the Kloskl stand. Tho new firm expects to be ready for business the latter part of this week. Mr. S. E. Prlddy will be retained as salesman. The meat' de partment will be under the manage ment of J. J. Scott. i Eight spools of thread for 25 cents. Wllllamantic and Clark's, Monday at Barall's. ASPHALT ROOFING, ASPHALT FOR SIDEWALKS AND STREET PAVEMENTS. CRUDE AND RE FINED. Address, J. S. DOWNARD, Lock Dox 665, Ardmore, I.T. Goal vs. Clinkers If clinkers were a penny n ton you wouldn't buy them to heat with, yet you pay the coal price for them when you buy poor coal. Eyer think of that! .. .. Let us fill your binB with the kind of Coal thai Barns to Asbes. ARDMORE ICE GO. DR. J. G. ABERNETHY, ..Dentist.. Dp to Date Dentistry, Crown and Bridge Work that elves satisfaction, Plates that are jruaranteed to fit. Fillings Gold, Amalgam, force lain, Inlays, etc. "if At prices consistent with good workmanship. Rooms over T. N. Coleman' ' Drug Store. Dixon's Shoe Shop WhlttlDirton IlullOlmr soath side East Main at , Ardmore, I. T., ' AMPLEmaehlnUry snd skillful work " men. Hoots anil H!ioe mnu to or der, llepalrwork of any kind dono at reasonable prlcea. Boots from 8 to $12. ?5SnV.rm UJ Expert Htltclilnir and Patchlni; done. All work eaaranteed, A reduction of 20 per cent on all work for poor widows and orpnans. Shop Boots and Shoes kept on band for sale, "iour custom will he appreci-B,ed- H.J.D1XO?, i