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CARDS, THEN DEATH
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. A.,
Oklahoma City. 0. T.
T. A., Llltla Rock, Ark.
L1JLA 1 IcIL
LIGHTED j
TRAINS
Are operated by the i
Botwoon
TEXAS
Anil tho
North and East
Dotwoorv
BIRMINGHAM, MEMPHIS,
And the
North and West
Dotwoon
OKLAHOMA
. And tho
North and East
Observation cafo cars, under tho
management ot Fred Harvey. Equip
ment of tho latest and best design.
V "
6EST PASSENGER mm
IN-
TE
4 IMPORTANT GATEWAYS 4
NO THOUGH TO ANSWin QUESTIONS.
Superb Pullman Vestibule
SLEEPERS,
Handsome Reclining Chair Gab
(SCATS FREE)
M.L THROUGH TRAINS.
"B WITH fast momlnsr nr
trains to St. Loulo and tl
S WITH Pullman Sleope
ix back Scarrltt oo&t Coach
t (without chunso) to Nu
a, dally.
Ol .iNE WITH handeomo now Ohn
Cars through (without ohatisro) dull
to St. Louis, Momphla and Kl Page
ONLY LINE WITH a Bavins of 12 hou
to California.
ONLY LINE WITH Tourist Sloopli
Cars, eeml-wooUly, through (wltho
chanco) to Baa Franciscj.
( SK FOR SCHEDULES OF OUR
iricor.iPA;u.nt.n trains,
"CAMMOM IS ALL5
T. P. TJHP4ER,
CCICML rA',. cue Z". A'.O T'CKCT ACINI,
rJlLflSi. TCX.
DPI Drill Homo newspaiors print mo
ULLrrUL tcrtullllup Hpaco. Much
. . this Ih really bnrmful roailln
BFAfl WR 11 ' " mm "t tub ui;m
nCflUinil WKBKLY NKWH to Klve hel
ful rvndlni;. Tbousundg w
toatlry to Its bolpfullnoaa to tbem. A
lour nolKhbor.
THE FARMERS'
baa helped many. It
not the thoory of fan
fntfwrtttnn In nollo
flFDARTMFHT roraaora and otbc
UtrH tl I 111 L n I up Nortb on conditio
., . ,, , that don't Ut Texaa ai
tbo Indian Territory. It la tho actual e
porloncos of farmers horo at homo who ha
turned over tbo soil.
QPPHIAI If nro nt taklntr ti
OrtUlflL WEELY AHDMOnEITE J
0-M should be. It Is helpful to t
F f f U uest Intorsats of your town ai
r r L 11 county. For UX, cash In a
, mnce, wo will mall you t:
WEEKLY AllDMQRKITB and THE OA
VESTONorTIIE PALUA8 HEMI-WEEKI
NEWB for 12 montha. Iloth papers st
when your tlmo Is out.
Hotel Hampton PSS Yg
Opposite Depot
Rates, $2 per Day
Speoial attention to the travelio
public. ., Nowly renovatec
Double sample room. .. Bathi
connection, free to transiei
Ruests.
:: $25 REWARD
mE will pay 25 reward for tho
;; II arrcat and conviction of
any party or parties netting
of nuall or dynamiting of llsh
;; within a radius of 26 miles of
,, Ardmore.
:; D. P. FRENKLBY,
Pres. Rod and Gun Olub.
M"M" i i 1 I '! 1 I j. .t.4MMM
HACK LINE
Davis
TO
As fyJsv pa
Sulphur.
Meets all trains. Gooi
accommodations an
prompt service. Wir
or telephone
J. R. blythe,
Davis. Ind.Tet
"cord-H rald.
Prints All the NEWS All the Time.

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