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A DOOMED DESERTER WHO PLAYED POKER AND WON. An n I'rMlmlnnry to Ilia Ilxrctitlon Hp Hail III Winning UUtrlliiilril Aniouir Die Jlrlillirm if tlio Sftmri Tlint Shot Him to Mrnlh. "It lit a curious fact." snld n mem ber of Company A. Third Maryland, "tliat military wti'ctillon liml n peculiar fnsoinn tlun for men who were dally ncetistotni-d to si'o liumlrcxH plain In battle. Men who ttliorel n brimttwork In on a ttciich full of slain comrades and chow Imrdtnrk or out wilt pork while nt thu joli with n enlloimnoss which only buoIi frwjupnt bcuiu'm or oc turruncM would mnko jiowlhlo In the lit) i n an heart became peculiarly sonnl tlvo nnd nllvc to tho xolcmn pant do nnd formalities of n military execution. "In our regiment wo had n private soldier sentenced to bo shot for desert Inp to the oiiumy. Ills namo was Thompson, nnd ho belonged to Com pany K. This man Thompson had de sertcd off vedette post ono night nud some two month afterward cnino Into our lines, whero tuotnbnra of his own company happened to bo on picket duty. Thompson did not calculate on this. Ills Idea In coming In was to sur render as n Confederate soldier and Ih vent north. It happened near to tho Wcldon railroad, where our division of tho Ninth corps wns then posted. Of course, ou being recognlred, ho was taken to headquarters, and n court martial was Immediately convened. It leaked out somehow that Thompson wns not tho humble soldier he seemed, but n Confederate olllcer nnd spy. He had boon an olllcer In tho United States navy before tho war. Mo resigned and went south, whero he secured tho com mission of colonel of Infantry. "Ilclng n Mnrylandcr of family, ef forts wcro made to savo Ids life, but In n quiet way, as his relatives feared to dlscloio his real Identity for fear ho would bo hanged as n spy Instead of oliot as a deserter. Friday, the day et for execution In the Army of tho Potomac, catno around too soon for Thompson nnd his relatives. Tho night previous he had been Informed that all efforts had failed nt Washington. I was on guard duty over him, and my brother was ono of the detail of twelve men selected as tho firing squad. My brother didn't Uko tho job, and camo to tho tent whero I was on gunrd to consult with mo how to get out of It. Thompson overheard our conversation, and, knowing my brother by name, ho broko in: 'Say, Tip, you must not back out I want you In tbo squad, as I know you nro a dead shot nnd will nave me from tho sergeant.' "It was tho practice for tho sergeant If the firing squad failed to kill the doomed man with a volley to placo the muzzlo of his rlllc agalust tho temple of the prisoner and blow out his brains. "After Tip bad consented tho olllcer tof tho guard permitted us to play cards with tho prisoner. Ho had a roll of bills, and wo were soon In a stiff poker game. Two guards. Including myself, my brother Tip and Thompson, com IoseU tho quartet. Wo played until gray daylight, nnd Thompson skinned the party of every dollar. Ho had phcnouionnl luck and watched tho game closely. "In tbo uftcrnoon ho wus to die, and about noon he asked to see tho lieuten ant of the tiring squad. Handing the ufllcor $500,' ho asked him to dlvldo It equally among tho men detailed to shoot him. "Tho division was drawn up and formed three sides .of n square, the fourth side being open, where the grave of Thompson was freshly dug. Tho baud played tho dead march In 'Saul,' and Thompson, nt tho head of tho tir ing squad, marched around tho three sides of tbo square, with tho collln In which bo was to bo lucloscd carried Im mediately behind him. Iteacblng tho oppn space, the collln was set down. Thompson seated himself on tho ond of It facing the firing squad, about twelve paces distant The death warrant was read, and tho chaplain tied his hand kerchief over tho prisoner's oyes. 1 watched Thompson, curious to noto If lie would hoar tho reports of the uius l;et that killed him, Presently I heard the lieutenant's low voice: 'Itcadyl Alml Fire!' "In tho next Instant Thompson top pled back into his collln n dead man The reports of tho muskets ho never heard, as I saw him swiftly fall over beforo I heard tho guns crack, and so I settled this disputed point to my own satisfaction, nnd to that extent tho ex ccutlon of Thompson Interested mo nud no moro." Washington Post To Tin-end n Ilnlr Throuuli n Wnlnnt. To pass a hair through a walnut without boring n hole seems an lmpos nihility, but the feat has often been done. Tho bull of tho walnut when examined with a strong glass Is seen to havo Innumerable small openings, Bonio of which lead entirely through tho nut. Tho trick consists in using a very lino hair and an Infinite amount of patience. Pass the hair Into ono of theso minute crevices nud urgo It ccn tly along. Sometimes it will nppear on the, other sldo at the first trial, but If it comes out at tho hundred and first you will be very lucky. ' He Had Learned It. "I beard a ..ood story tho other day," began tho gnlccry man, "about a cor tain polltlclon. "That will i(o," Interrupted tho dls appointed od'eescokcr. "In tho first place, thcro at j no certain politicians." Chicago Newt. And Ono of Them Went Wrontr, Adam was luck.f In another way. no had no friends tc.come around telling Mm how ho ought bring up bis boys. Deafness Cannot be Cured Dy local applications, as thoy cannot reach tho diseased portion of tho ear. Thoro Is only ono way to euro deaf ness, and that Is by constitutional rem- edlou. Deafnoss Is causou oy an in flamed condition of tho mucous lining of tho oustnchlan tubo. When this tubo Is Inflamod you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when It Is entirely doted, deainsss is tne result, nnd unions tho inflammation can be taken out and this tubo re stored to its normal condition, hear- Inr will be destroyed forever: nine cases out of ten are caused by ca tarrh, which Is nothing but nn Inflam ed condition of tho mucous surfaces. We will Rive one hundred dollars for any case of deafness (ctusl by catarrh) that can not lie cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circu lars, free. V. J. CHUNKY & CO., Toledo, onio. Sold by druggists, 75c. Hall's lmlly Pills are the bast Few men die from overwork. Work Is almost as harmless as a French du el. Since you mutt havo n stove, why tot hnvo tho bsst? That's tho Duck stove, sold by NODLli BltOS. Happy Is the man who can forget all the mean things he knows about him self. All parties who have ruoro land than they can hold under tho supple mental agreement and wish to sell their improvements thoroon for cash, and thoso who want Information In re gard to good lands which thoy may at- ot, addross. KIDEU & LEWIS, 21-dftw lm. Mndlll, I. T. Tlia bmiipm !t f nli fat a tsaarvno frr hapless man Is a wife with a shrew ish tongue. As a cool weather suggestion thoro Is nothing olso as appropriate as n Imilor boating stove. Sold by Spraglns. NOTICE IN BANKRUPTCY. In tho District Court of tho United Statos, for tho Southorn District, at Ardmoro. In tho mattor of A. G. Cranfill, bankrupt, In bankruptcy. To tho creditors of A. O. CraiJlll In tho Southern district, In tho Indian Territory, at Ardmore, a bankrupt: Notice is hereby given that on the 10th day ot Novcmhor, 1902, tho said A. O. Cranfill was duly adjudged bank rupt, and that tho first meeting of his crcdltorn will bo hold at my ofllco at tho courthouso in tho city of Ardmoro, on tho 22d day of Novembor, 1902, at 10 o"clock In tho foronoon, nt which tlmo tho said creditors may attond, provo tholr claims .appoint a trustee, oxnmlno tho bankrupt nnd transact such other business as may come bo- foro said meeting. JOHN HINKLE. Hoforoo In Bankruptcy. First published Nov. 10, 1902. Wo brag about tho broad our mothor made because wo don't hnvo to eat it any moro. Wanted nt Once. A physician to tako charge ot my practice, (reason, going to school). Ofllco nnd enso modlclno froo. Will do right thing by right pnrty. Only rogu lars nnd graduates nood apply. Itofor onces roqulrod nnd glvon. Call or wrlto. DB. W. A. DARLING, 2.1-tf. Howltt, I. T. We sell haruoss, and It like other mcrchandlso In our store, is tho bes NOBLlu BROS. Tho host argument In favor of buy ing stoves horo Is that you savi money by so doing. WILLIAMS. CORHN & CO. THROUGH THE HEART OF The Great Southwest MISSOURI, KANSAS, INDIAN TERRITORY, TEXAS. THROUGH TRAINS MODERN EQUIPMENT "A GOOD WAY TO GO" FOR FAST TIME TAKE "THE KATY FLYER" ANY RAILWAY AQCNT WILL BC QUAD TO FURNISH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NOTICE IN BANKRUPTCY. in tho United Statos Court for tho Southorn District of tho Indian Ter ritory, at Ardmoro. In tho matter of Abram & Parks, bankrupts, In bonkruptcy. To the Hon. Hosoa Townsend, Jtulgo of said court: Abram & Park of Troy, Southern district of the Indian Territory, re spectfully roproeonts thai thoy wero on the 17th day of July last past, duly adjudged tmukrtipts under the acts of congress relating to bankruptcy: that said firm was composed of J. U. Abram nnd J. I). Park at tho time of said adjudication, but that since that tlmo J. V. Abram of said firm has de- pftrtod this life; that thoy have duly surrendeiod all their property nud rights of property, nnd have fully com piled with nil roqulromantB of said acts, and of the orders of court touch ing their bankruptcy. Whereforo, tho estate of J. U. Abram and J. D. Park pray that thoy may he lecreed by the court to have full dis charge from all dobts provable, against estate, either partnership or Indi vidual, under said bankruptcy acts, except such debts as aro excepted by law from such discharge. Dated this the 10th day of November, A. D,. 1008. AIJRAM & PARKS. Bankrupts. Order of Notice Thereon. Indian Territory, Southern District. un mis ium nay oi xsovomuer, a. D., 1002, on reading tho foregoing peti tion ,lt Is ordered by tho court that a hoarlng bo had upon tho same on tho 15th day of Decembor, A. D., 1902, be foro tho said court at Ardmore, In said district at 10 o'clock In tho forenoon; nnd that notlco thereof bo published n tho Ardmorolte, a nowspapor print ed in said district, and that all known creditors and othor persons in inter est may appear at tho said time and placo and show causo, if any thoy have, why tho prayor of tho said pe titioner should not bo granted. And It is further ordered by tho court that tho clerk shall send by mall to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order addressed to them at their places of resldcnco as stated. Witness tho Hon. Hosca Townsend, Judgo of tho said court ,and seal there of, at Ardmore, In said district, on tho 10th day of Nov. A. D 1902. Seal.) HOSEA TOWNSEND, Judge. First published Nov. 10. NOTICE IN BANKRUPTCY. In tbo Unltod States Court for tho rltory, at Ardmoro. In tho matter of S. T. Llndsoy, bankrupt, In banlo mptcy. To tho Hon. Sosea Town sond, judgo of said court; S. T. I.Intlsoy of Ardmoro, In tho Southorn district of tho Indian Torrl lory, respectfully roprosonta that on tho ISth day of January, 1902, last past, ho was duly adjudged bankrupt undor tho not of congross relating to bankruptcy; that ho hao duly surron derod nil his property nnd rights of property, and has fully compiled with all requirements ot said acts and of tho orders of tho court touching his bankruptcy. Wheroforo, ho prnys that ho may bo decrood by tho court to havo a full discharge from all dobts provablo against his ostato under said bank nipt acts, ofceapt such dobts as nro ox copied by law from such discharge Dated this the 10th dny ot Novom bor, A. D., 1902. S. T. LINDSBY, Bankrupt. Order of Notice Thereon. Indian Territory, Southern District On this 10th day of Novombor, A D., 1902, on reading the forogolng pe tltlon, It is ordered by tho court that a hearing bo had upon tho snmo on tho 15th day of Decembor, A. D., 1UU2 bo fore tho said court at Ardmoro, in said district, at 10 o'clock In tho foronoon nnd that notlco thoroof bo published In tho Ardmorolto, a nowspapor print cd In said district, and that all known creditors and othor persons In Inter est may appear at tho said tlmo and placo and show cause, If any thoy have, why tho prayor of tho said peti Honor should not bo granted. And It Is furthor ordorort by tho court that tho clork shall send by mall to all known creditors copies of said petition and this order addressed to them at their placos ot resldcnco aa stated. Witness, tho Honornblo HoscaTown send,- judgo ot tho said court, and tho seal thereof, at Ardmoro, In said ills trlct, on tho 10th day of November, A, D., 1902. (Seal.) HOSEA TOWNSEND, Judgo, First published Nov. 10, 1902. Wanted. From ono to ono hundred cars of car corn, In tho shuck, and sacked corn; also oats. Quoto deliver' prlco on samo. R. M. GORDON, Wbolesalo Grain. 26-lm. Dryan, Texas. Mm mm anti Hires None but First-class Mechanics. Uses only the Best Grades of Material, and Always Turns Out First-class Work. We Do All Buggy Repairing, Blacksmithing. Wood work Painting, Top Trimming and Storm Aprons. Horseshoeing the Best, Rubber I ire Work a Get Our Prices which A . inch. Dractloat tralnln? irhnnl. rntntilmn aiii1 nn in i Ua k ntubt school tbo entire year. Daf puplla attend nlifnt school without extr oht - Tuition 17.80 nor month or flu for unlimited achnlnrahln. nmni tin m n-m lr m .. No vacation, Pupil may enter at any tlmo. Kvnry pnpll la placed on hi trsrlli ' may adraoco as raplilly as bli ability will permit. Tbornach training In r rtest 'ni oonMstmt wltb efficiency. Keforencos Any bank or bualneia arm In U HTl vor nttaloiTje addrota ONE GOOD DESERVES When you buy your groceries Roods in the market. THE FLOUR WE SELL has no equal. All the Breakfast Foods in our house are made of Jthe new cor eal crop. We sell more Roods, consequently we sell fresher Roods than any other store. Ask for what you want;it is here. FELKER, The:Grocer. s l d. rudi Ct Estimates Glien on New Machinery, ft General Line of S Best Equipped Machine Shop In the Territory, V WIN Rliv. Sail nr Prrhanffft Mew nr Sornnrf Uinri liixhlnorv J wwii vi knviiMMv Broadway c, o. & a. r. rt. MEMPHIS, THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST, TEXAS, OLD MEXICO, CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST. Pullman Drawing. Room Ouflol Sleepers Through to Pueblo. Colorado Springs and Denver. FREE RECLININQ CHAIR CARS On All Trains. UNIQUALED 8QHEDULE9 i. I.MCNALLY, D. P. A., Oklahoma City, 0. T. 8E0, H. LEE, 0. P. & The Ardmoreite. Kinds of Specialty, Are the same to All. D. K. Allen. Q.l.r. HKLVIDOE1 'A, M Prealdont. Oalnoavllle, Toxaa TURN 'ANOTHER. :il: from us we will riva you the beat mmm u. s Repair Engines, Well Angers, Etc. & Blacksmithing, 0 iuvn vi wv will liutu nitivlllHUI J Si, Ardmore THE NATURAL ROUTE TO AND PERFEOT SERVICE. E. M. DUNCAN, T. P. 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