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ARDMORE, INI). TER., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1902.1 auoB.s.crR.,:,T,r NUMBER 154: . P. ANDERSON, Praildent. B. F. FRENSLEY, Ylce President. C. L. ANDERSON, Caiblsr. S. M. TORBETT, int. Cuhr FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds m Chickasaw Nation. Surplus Fund. Cash $135,000.00 Capital Paid Up, Cash.... 60,000.00 Tho oldost bank In Indian Territory. Accounts of flrmB and individuals solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with good banking. NINE LIVES SWEPT INTO ETER NITY, AT FOSS, OK. Twenty Houses Washed Away In habitants Left Homeless and Des titute Searching for Dead Property Destroyed. gap The Margin of Safety ...is represented by the amount of insurance carried. Don't lull yourself into fancied security. Because ike has never touched you it doesn't follow that you are immune. ROBERTS & POLAND BUY THE BEST Eupion Oil The folio wine merchants only are handling Eupion Oil in Ardmore: Pettitt Bros., M. F. Bomar, Skipworth J. A. A. A. Bailey, J. A. Bodowitz. Kendall W. C P. A. Laughlin. A. F. Jones, Dillard & Allen McCharen & Webster It. T. Dallas Tanner & Stewart W. A. Payne, W. A. Davis, Porter Staples, S. E. Jenkins, 0. Crosbv. M. T. Felker. Son Bros. Go. tHi Oeneral Insurance, Real Estate and Rental. W, S, Wolverton & Son, Agents, WuIERSPOUrSflWFULWOI empties Into the Washita nbovo where tho Choctaw crosses the Washita. A race was made for tho bridge. In splteof the torrent of rain, tho train shot down the valley nt a terrific rate of speed. ronchliiK tho Washita bridgo clilof Justl fifteen miiett below koss thirty nun. utos nlicad of tho llooil. Only about three fet of water wns koIhr ilown the Washita when tho train crossed, Imtjii thirty minutes the bridgo was gont. . CHINAMEN MUST GO ROUND. TERRITORY CAN USE THE TIME. McLISH IS ITS NAME. Mrs. James will be gin to Reduce Stock Monday, May 5, '..by reducing" prices. .First come, first served. 'Everything in Milli nery from Baby Cap to Pat tern Hats. "Gibson Veils," the latest fad, just received. Agent for "Fogg's Chemical Chalk," a perfect cleaner for kid gloves. Removes grease, paint, tar, etc. Price 25c. Go to COLD STORAGE MARKET for Well cured Beef Pork Sausage Salt Meats Chickens Turkeys Geese Hams Raw Fish Fresh Vegetables Pickled Pigs Feet Dill Pickle Pickled Tongne Sour Pickles Pressed Pigs Feet Chow Chow Mackerel Cheese Whitefish Buttar Codfish Eggs Hallibut Lard Hams Boiled Corned Beef Sardines Salads Canned Oysters Olives Celery ..and everything to be found In a modern first-class market. special from Foss, Ok., to tho Ok- lahoman, yosterday, pays: coludbitrst at this placo Sunday ovonlng about 9 o'clock drowned nlno porsons, washed away twenty houses and did damago variously estimated from $25,000 upward. For forty min utes tiic rain foil in torrents, Inun- Intlng everything in tho lowlands, causing nil streams to rise rapidly and Hood tho town. Foss Is located on n creek, which. when the waters from tho adjacent lands rushed Into it soon loft its hanks. Tho flood waters came rush Ing dovvi. upon tho town in huge nvos, swooping everything before them. The citizens had absolutely no warning of tho danger. Hundreds of people wore caught in tho homes and carried down tho stream, nine of whom were drowned. Scores of oth ers had miraculous escapes. Tho scenes when tho flood waters struck tho town boggar description. Cries for assistance tamo from every hand and many heroic doeds were enact cd. Tho houses which were washed away wero principally frail struc tures, and were quickly demolished by tho raging torrents. A number of tho Inhabitants of tho same saved their lives by climbing upon them and floating down the stream. About a mile of the Choctaw track. near here, was washed away. Four bodies have been recovered, and tho search Is being kopt, up by relatives and citizens. A relief com mittee consisting of prominent citi zens was quickly organized and is caring for tho homeless and destitute. Tho dead are: J. M. MORGAN AND WIFE AND SON. MRS. DUTTERFIELD AND GRANDDAUGHTER. MRS. HUTCHENS. MRS. MILLER AND DAUGHTER. ONE UNKNOWN. A Thrilling Race. A special from Woathorford, Ok., nays: Tho last passenger train In from the west Is the ono reaching hero at 8:15 Sunday evening. It Is still hero, washouts on each sldo holding it fast Tho train crow tell of n thrilling race to reach the. Washita bridgo ahead of tho flood. Tho downpour began just as tho train pulled out of Sayro. By tho time tho head of Turkey creek was reached, at Elk City, a roaring flood was pouring down the little creek. For fifteen miles tho Choctaw follows tho north bank of Turkey creek. As tho train sped on. tho nag sengors and crew could see tho Hood increasing, tiic entire valley was full of water. Foss was reached just as tho awful wave struck it. Tho train men Baw tnat they must race tho'y reached tho Washita bridgo ahead of tho flood. Tho train was hur riedly pullod out of Foss, tho Turkey creak bridgo going out almost as soon as tho train loft it. Turkey crook Supreme Court Says Chinamen Can Not Even Cross the United States. Washington, D. C, May 0. The co of tho United Stntos Su premo court today rendorod opinions In two test cases affecting the transit of Chinamen through the United States to other countries, sustaining tho governmental authorities In hav ing them detnlnod at San Francisco. There nro said to bo forty or fifty Chinamen who hnve been thus detain ed In Snn Fraiulsco for tho past four or Ave months. Hiey now will be de ported. ON HURRY ORDERS. The Town of Mllburn on Dlue Will be Known as McLlsh. Special Correspondence. Mci.ish. I. T.. (on Dlue River, on tho C. O. & O., R. R.) May 6. Tho rail road depot at this place is finished, Cincinnati Sails for San Domlnno to the crew of carpenters has struck Protect American Interests, camp ami muio. NVwimrt Kim. Mnv rt Tim rrulnnr ino uepoiis a nice miiming, in pan Cincinnati, commanded by Comninn iwo Biory. complete apparently in ,lor c, T. McLnlh, aftor taking Oil 500 every detail. About tho last thing that ,,. of .,., ,,., .hls nftrnonil , was done was putting up tho sign I, .,,, f. ,,,! n,i,. ,lrrv 'McLlsh.- The town being named by or(lor8 from tho department. Tho the it. u. lo.. in honor or ono or tno Cincinnati goes to protect American neat unu must popular men m mo in- interests during tho revolution in 1 1 m it . i l I., t. . ... I mini luniujiy. it wub luimtjiiy ,uiuii . . ro)..1 . ui... ... ,. ,-. ns .Minium. 1110 POSI OIUCO llOIIlg in nvilln nml Imi- liitnlI,. n.nr., ..,.,n,lll.- tluit name. Wo presume, howovor, nn..,i u-im. nnt si in ni, i, stops wilt be tnkgn to hnvo it altered to tho name of the dopot and plat of tho town. Wo think tho grand oponlng for tho sale of lots at this place will soon bo advertised. destination probably Thursday evon ing. At 7 o'clock tho Cincinnati was re ported rounding Cape Henry bound south. Dr. Dennett Thinks He Will Be Able to Do Something by 1904. Tho postponement of tho world's fnlr to 1U0I has given the Indian Ter ritory a clinnro to make an exhibit which It could never hnvo mndo oth erwise, and the time will ho taken advantage of by the commissioner. Dr. Dennett stated yosterdny that had tho fair been held ns was first scheduled, tho Territory would, nt host, navo boon forced to hnvo had only a small exhibit, and that In a building not tts own. Tho year's time will onnblo him to organize the work, and In that time tho Territory will bo able to mnko nn exhibit commensurate with the grent resources nt command. It Is the purpose to erect n Territory build ing tlint will compare with that of. tho state buildings, nnd make nn ex hibit on n largo scale. Muskogeo Times. MRS. SOFFEL PLEADS GUILTY. ADMIRAL SAMPSON DEAD. Washington. I). C. May C Rear Admiral Sampson , who commanded tho rsorth Atlantic fleet In tho war with Spain, died this evening from an Internal hemorrhage. from asphasla for nearly a year and a half, and It was necessary to de tach him from tho Uoston navy yard. He was placed on waiting orders, nnd came to Washington, where ho has since resided. Ho had several sink ing spoils during tho lnst few months. Tho most serious occurred on Satur- ;iay ami tuougii every ertort was L. B. PEYTON. Wholesale and Retail If it can be done, Jones, the Machinist, can do it. Tpnrjines, Pumps, Gins. Mills, Boilers, etc,, repaired in first cIubs order. MyBbop iB equipped with the latest machinery, and with my experience, can turn ont the best work for the least money. Bring me your work and be convinced. JOB IUQIM H Pi . Opposite electric light plant, Ardmore. Closing Chapter of a Sensational Jail Delivery. Pittsburg, Pa., May C Mrs. Knto Soffel, wife of Warden Soffel of tho Allegheny county Jail, who figured in the Bcnsntlonnl escape nnd recapture The admiral had been suffering of tho Diddle brothers, last January, was called Into court this morning nnd entered n plea of guilty to tho charge of aiding and abetting In tho escapo of prisoners. She will bo sentenced noxt Saturday. The court room was crowded, ninny women being present, and much curi osity to tho prisoner was manifested. Mrs. Soffel entered the room with a. made to restore him to consciousness Arm step. Sho was accompanied only anil to health, his physicians failed, by her physician and attorney, having Admiral Sampson had a violent made a special request that nono of hemorrhage of the brain early this her relatives bo present morning. Ho sank rapidly Into un consciousness, nnd for boms breathed -crj sizo or sewer piping In stock laboriously. For several days recent- atWllllaniB, Corhn & Co's ly' friends' have expected a relapso of somo kind. He had been growing steadily weaker. near Admiral Sampson was very Hi for nearly a year. tin i noiu SPECIAL N. E. cor ner lot, 100x230, six room dwelling, well and cistern water and large barn. In side property, very desir ably located at corner of 1th avenue and D street S. W., offered at a splendid bargain if taken soon, as owncrjis now a non resi dent. Ifynuwnntto bur nay kind of Real Bs tnto. bo ituru nml eu us, fur wo bare Drop, erty to suit all purchasers, and at prices to nell It. Pedfield Heal Estate ? Denial Apcy Ardmoro, I. T.1 established 9 Years, )R. J. P. FANN.JR. Dentist Otllce up stairs in Oruco Bldg., Opposite PostoQlce, A share of your patronage ia solicited. Every call glvon my personal atten tion. Phono 74 catches a carrlago day or night. T. E. CHOATE. J. A. BIVEN8, President. DON LACY, Vice-President A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cat. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK McCormlclc mowers, binders nnd rakes at Williams, Corliu & Co.'s. afjoivicifie:. i. Capital and Surplus $90,000.00, WE arc prepaicd to make the boat Krado of Ice Oreani for parties ana ciiurcu socials in any quan tity on short notice. Try our fountain for the best drinks In town. J. B. WALL 4 00. Accounts of Arms and Individuals solicited. Accorded all alike. Courteous treatment rjR.j.G.ABERNETHY Dentist Over T. N. Gota's Drug Store. usePLANSIFTER HIGH PATENT FLOUR It is the Best Mby "ARDMORE MILL & ELEVATOR CO? T I NAe Solicit Your Business. AIM f Hi I The First National BAnkl of Marietta, I. T. E s'tfa b I I 3 ii e d , 18 9 6 Offers to depositors every facility which their balances, business and responsibility warrant. Ardmore, I. T. Capital Stock and Additional liability Directors Judge Overton Love Geo. M. D. Holkord Jas. A. White E. F. Graham H. A. Kirkpatrick. Holmes Willis Jas. N. Kirkpatrick W. S. Derrick J. G. Butler Largest of any Bank In tha Chickasaw Nation. RIVAb" YyE accept small accounts and conduct a General Banking Business. Farmers, stockmen and other business men are cordially invited to make our ofllce their headquarters when in Ard more. Uur first care is for the best interests of our depositors and customers, nnd we extend every courtesy consistent with safety. This llank nas 70 resident stockholders who are interested in your prosper ity. Lome and see us. i Directors. G. It. Smith, President. O. R. Jones, Wholesale and Retail U. 01. Uampiiell, Vice-PrestiT. i FnrnitateA LEE'CnucK, Cashier." - ' Sam Noble, Wholesale Hwdwtire,.,! j. n. AKER8, Merchant. J.K. Pennington, Urocer. J. C. Thompson, Attorney, R. W. Randol, Merchant. "NONE BETTER" If you haven't done so, try a sack of "RIVAL: RIVAL FLOUR Strictly high grade. Qllade from selected soft Wheat NONESBETTER' RIVAL"