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SciOty, D VOLUME X. f BtDNKY auaos.) rudPUlKlOll. ARDMOKE, IND. TEH., SVNDAY MORNING JANUARY 25, 1903. iniOLUITUR.) NUJLBEIl G7 at PANIC Id ft CIGAR FflClI THREE WOMEN KILLED AND MANY OTHERS INJURED. Fear of Death Drove Men Crazy They Pushed Women From Windows and Trampled Them Under Foot During a Fire. Now York. Jan. 21. Three womon wore killed and flvn women and ono man severely Injured In n panic In !xopold Mlllor & Son's cigar factory In Crosby street today ns a result of of a flro In an adjoining building. Tho dead: Jennlo Mosslno. aged IB. Fannlo Korstborg. 25. Mm. Mary Sporbera, 36. The llames from tho burning build Ing bent against tho wall of tho cigar factory, causing a panic among tho flvo hundred men. womon and boys at work there. Thoro was a wild rush for the Ore Hscapes at tho front and roar ends of the building and tho weaker wcro crushed and trampled by the stronger. Men did not hesltato to push women vhen thoy reached tho second story, and Instead of waiting for ladders to Q lie raised, pushed the womon off to the ground about fifteen foet and leaped themselves. In this way many women were more or less Injured. Tho worst scenes, howevor, were on tho stairways by which (crowds of terror strlckon employes tried to escape. Tho men shrieked as If mad and knocking the womon down, trampled them under foot. At the third story there was a blockade, and had It not been for the timely arrival of the po llco the death list would have been much longer. The officers succeeded by pushing the men nsldo In making a passage for the women. ' After the Ibulldlng had been cleared the bodies of three dead womon were found. Mrs; Hallott received Injuries which may result fatally. Two hundred employes of tho New Idea Pattern company, In wIiqso fac tory the flro started, got out In safe- ,iy although soveral were more or loss "burned. GEORGIA EARTHQUAKES. Two Distinct Shocks Felt at Savannah Reports Show They Were General. Savannah, Go., Jan. 21. There wore I two distinct narthquako shocks felt here tonight nt 8:45 o'clock. At Tybce Island tho Bhocks were ft P. AHDKRSOH, B. F. FBENSLEY, msioeni. vice Praildent. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore. Indian TVrHtn Designated Depository for Bankruptcy Funds id Chickasaw Nation Caoital Daid in Surplus and Profits I Total The oldest bank lu Indian Torrltory. Accounts of Arms and In'fllTlduals solicited upon tho most Ube.-al terms consistent with Rood banking. ;0LWTS, POLAND & BRUCE INSURANCE. REAL ESTATE. r I kW. S. WOLVERTON &ISON INSURANCE AGENTS. so poreaptlblo that lh ppoplf bocouio greatly alarmcxl and rushed from tholr home, whllo the lighthouse keeper, who had braved many a storm without fear, was vory much disturb cd. Reports from othor parts of the' stato Indicate that the shocks word very general evorywhon. AugUBta, Ga Jan. 21. An onrth quake shock of several seconds' duni Hon was felt horo and In Charleston, S. C, at 8:30 tonight. It waH moro sovoro nl the latter placo. but did no damago In either city. There was some oxcltoment at both places, tho pcoplo of Charleston fonrlng for a few minutes a rcpotltlon of the calamity of 1886, this bolng tho only really dls-, tlnct shock since tho city was wreck cd by tho big "shako." 4- 4- 4- Has Warlike Sound. Clulllot llros'. Stock ISxehango -V rocolvod the following Item over tholr wlro yesterday: Washington, D. C. Jan. 21. . Navy department has Just Issued rush orders for ropalrs on all war 4- 4 vessels, and to hurry thorn for 4- readiness In any emergency. -s ; NEGROES IN EVIDENCE. Present at President's Reception In the White House. Washington, Jan. 21. Tho presenco of half a dozen negroes, men nr 1 wo nieu, at the president's reception last night has caused quite a ro-oponlng of the discussion which was precipitated by the Dookor Washington oplsodc, Naturally qulto a number of tho presi dent's guests rogrcttcd that fact, some of them pulling their freight beforo they had an opportunity to shake hands with tho president. The affair has been widely but quietly criticised, but the president has his views about such matters, and no doubt refuses to yield to them.. Confederate Graves. Washington, Jan. 24. Sonator For- ukir'jMblfl prb?ldlng for tb'c innrklng of groves ior, tho Confederate dead burled In the Northwest was today reported favorably from the scnato commitleo on military affairs with an aniondmont Increasing tho appropria tion from 1100,000 to ?200,000. In ac cordanco with tho recommendation of tho secretary of war. Opportunities and Business Chances Hotter and moro attractlvo than over in tho great Southwest. If you are Interested wrlto for pamphlets Address JAMES BARKER, Gon. Pass. Agent, M., K. & T. Ry 101 Walnwrlght Bldg.. St. Louis. C. L, ANDERSON, , 3. M . I0BBEIT C&ibltr, ' Ant, Ctihr R fin nnn nn 140.00o!oo $200,000.00 BONDS. Too Late! Too Late! That's a bitter cryw on a bitter cold night. Insure before you have an accident, and when it ia too late to cry, for the milk is spilled ..... We Give Yott Protection That Is What You Need BIBftlll SIUL 1 SAN CARLOS GARRISON STILL MAINTAINS POSITION. German War Ships Still Pouring Shells Into the Venezuelan Fortress Ger many Declares the Fort Fired First Gun on the Panther. Caracas, Venwtuoln, Jan. St. Ad- Ices which camo today from Maracal- bo, both offlclal and prlvato, agreo In declaring that tho Vonozuelan garri son commanded by Gen. Uollo still holds Kort San Carlos at tho entranco of l.ako Maracalho. Tho Gorman crulsor Vlnota' and Gazelle, which began to bombard tho fort Wednesday, continued to shell It todoy, flrlug at five mllou distance. Tho stonework of tho fort has been broken Into fragments L, tho Gorman sholls and pulverized Into the earth works. Tho Vonozuelnn government now be lieves that Gen. Uollo can maintain his position In the fort. This is despite the fact that it has had no direct news from him today.. Uorlln, Jan. 23. Commodoro Scho- dcr, .commanding tho German fleet In onczuelari waters, olnclnlly reports tho bombardment of Fort San Carlos from Maracnlbo under date of Janu ary 21, as follows: "On tho 17th Instant, while the Pan ther was passing the Maracalbo. bar, sho was unexpectedly attacked by Fort San Carlos, which opened a heavy fire on her. To this tho Panthor replied, and n cannonade was exchanged for half an hour, Owing to the difficulties of navigation, the Panther then de siBtcd. "In order to exact an Imnicdlato punishment for this attaclf, tho moro so as tho Venezuelan government had proclaimed1 It ft victory. I bombarded the forbwlth the Vlneta on the 21st lnstnnt and destroyed It." Maracalbo, Jan. 23. At 2 o'clock this nfternoon Fort San Carlos was In the possession of the government forces and tho bombardment by the Gormnn warships was still going on There has boon no material change n the situation. The gunboat Panthor was the only vessel to come Inside tho bar. Communication with tho fort Is vurj difficult. Great oxcltoment prevails In Mara caibo. Account of Bombardment. London, Jan. 24. rln a dispatch from Wlllemstnd. Curacao, the correspond ent or the Dally Mall says: 'On 'Vednesday thuCW'rn.nn gun lii-nt 1 .it.llier. whirih -as lnsn.vi v,lv We have just received a half car-load cf Matting, and can now show yon the largest variety of patterns at the lowest prices that Ardmore people ever knew, .C. R. JONES. Security for Depositor, Borrower and Bank Our Motto Hi HUM 'Ardmore, I. T,' Capital U id Ailinl Wily . . . . $200,000.(30 Largest ot iny Bmk In VVfi acceptsaiall und large accountsandconducta General Banking " Business for You.. Farmers, stockmen and other business men make onr office their headquarters when in Ardmore. OUR bank is a public institution and we advance the best interests of the people and Rive their business our personal attention and extend to thorn every facility consistent with safety to bank and customer. Directors. 0. It. Smith, Presidont. 0. M. Campbell, Vice-Pres. Lee Ohuce, Cashier. G. W. Young, Stockman' J.C. Thompson, Attorney, anchored off San Carlos, moved In close to th Castillo buttery, which flrsil one shot as ft warning. The Panther disregarded tho hint. Anoth er shot was fired from tho Castillo bat tery, thoroupon the Panther opened flro and continued tho cnunonado for haif an hour, whon sho retired. Tho Vlnota Immediately began a, heavy Iwniliardmont of Kort San Carlo, se riously damaging tho fort and the housofl la tho vicinity." Call to Arms Issued, Marar-aibo, Jan. 31. President Aran- Ruren of the statu of Maracnlbo has by a decree published last night railed to nrms nil cltlions from Id to GO year of ago belonging to the mtlltla, n order to roslst tho possible landing of Gorman forces at l-nke Maracal ho. About 160 men Immediately nn- swerod the call. Tillman on Crum. Washington. Jan. 24. The fact do- volopml late tonight that Sonator Till man mado a eharncteristlo speech ho- fdro tho senate committee this after noon In opposition to I)r, Crum's confirmation as collector of customs at Charleston. Senntor Tillman said negroes are not appointed to olllco anywhere olso except In the South. Contlnu.inco of tho president' policy, ho said, would soon revive race preju dlco In tho South.. Unless this policy eonsos pooplo In tho South' would be compelled to re sort to hilling negroes to prevent them from holding ofllcc. DENNIS FLYNN BREAKS IN. Says He Is Not a Senatorial Candidate for Oklahoma. Washington, Jan. 21. Former Dole' gate D. T. Flynn said today: "Tho omnibus bill will pass.-- This congress will glvo Oklahoma a statehood en abling act. There Is no fear but what the president will sign tho .measure." "You will be one of the first senators named from tho new state, will you not, Mr. Flynn?" was asked. "No. elr. T am tired of hearing these sonntorlal stories. I am not a candldnto for United Stages senator, and I will not be. I have practically quit politics. My private Interests re quire nearly all my time now. Tho first republican sonator from Okla homa will be Anton II. Classen." Quay Pushing Statehood. Washington.' Jan. 23. This after noon thoro was a lull In tho senate proceedings aud Mr. Quay said ho would be pleased to have a vote on the statehood bill unless some senator waB ready to proceed. . "Tho senator need not bo Impatient," Interrupted Sonator Hovcrldge, "thero Is somebody propared to argue this question." VI will bo glad If he will take tho fldor." replied Quay, Mr. Ucvcridgu then spoke , against tho omnibus bill. ' tbe Cblekuav Nation.' C. R. Joneb, Wholesale and Rfrtail Furniture. Sam NoiLE, whole8ale Hardware, J. R. Pknninqton, " Grocer. R. W, Randol, Merchant. MPROVEMENT8 THEY HOLD WHEN NOT IN EXCESS. Of Lawful Allotments Will Not De Al lotted to Any Citizen Until the flights of Said Court Claim ants Are Determined. Tho following Information, which Is self explanatory, will bo found most Interesting to many Ardmorolto read ers who are In the olass of so-called court claimants: Onlnosvlllu, Tox,, Jnn. 21. Editor of tho Ardmorolto, Ardmore, I. T. Dear Sir: In ordor to quiet tho npprohon- slon of many citizens of tho Chicka saw nation, nnd In ordor to provont them from bolng tho victims of. those who would Induce thorn to surrender lie possession of their lauds vllhotit dequato compensation, wo rake tho liberty to hand you horov.lth nn ofll cml communication just received from the Dawes commission, which explains Itself nud which we ask you to publish. Yours respectfully, ( ' POTTER & POTTER, Muskogee. I. T... Jan. 19. 1003. Pot- tor & Potter, attorneys at law, Gaines ville, Texas. Gentlemen: Your let'er of December 24. 1902, addressed to Iho secretary of the Intorlor, has been by huu referred to tills commission for jnsldernllon and appropriate action You ask therein for information re specting tl.c Action of the commission elailvo to be lands which aro how icing held by court claimants In tho Choctnw and Chickasaw nation:!. J. A. BIVEN8, President A. H. PALMER, Cashier. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK ARDMORE. I. T'J Capital and Surplus $100,000,00, Accounts of flrma and Individuals Accordod usePLANSIFTER ft HIGH PATENT FLOUR It Is the Best 1?m WHALEY MILiir'& ELEVATOR COi The First "NationalBAnkR of Marietta, I.Y,' ; : , Established, 1 8 96 '. 4 Offers to depositors every facility which their balances, businei and responsibility Warrant. Directors Judge Overton Lovb ' Holmes Willis Geo. M. D. Holford Jas. N. Kirkpatric Jas. A. White W. S. Derrick E. F. Graham H. A. Kirkpatrick J. G. Butler ENLOE & FANN, DENTISTS, When thoy have done your dental work it can not be improved upon. .' .' .' .' .' .' , OFFICE IN Grade Bulldlne Opposite I'. O. 0 Your Grocer Will Get It for You. Insist on him ft Getting You. $. 0 ALBATROSS 0 w J The Best Flour. g WH1TEMAN BROTHERS, Wholesale Distributors, ARDHORE, INDIAN TERRITORY. pending final action upon their claims by the "Choctaw-Chlcknsaw citizen ship court," created under the act ot congress of July 1, 1902, which was ratified by the Choctaw and Chicka saw nations on Soptcmber 25, 190.!. Receipt Is also achiowledgcd t.t your two loiters of December 24, 1002, and J a i! tin ry 1, 1903, addressed to fain commission upon the snmo subject. In reply to your letter you an ad vised that tho lands upon which bo ealled court clalmanti havo Improve ments, not In excoss of lawful allot ments will not bo allotted to any clt Ison until the rights of said court claimants have been finally determin ed. Respectfully, T. H. NKKDI.ES. Commissioner In Charge. $250 Will buy a. nlco homo of thrco rooms In 'IcBlrftblo neighborhood. Jrgo let, sheds nnd flno well of water. $1250 Will buy a flno G room frame dwclltse on choico northeast corner lot, ctes In. $850. Flvo rooin dwelling, lnrgo lot, bam, woll nnd cistern, D street and 4th. avenue, southwest. A choico locntloe. If you want a homo you will find, any of these to bo genuine snaps. For particular und urgont reason n theM low prices aro offered for a short ttssa only. Tho Redfiold Agency, Real Estate, Rents, Loans, Ardmore, - Ind. Ter. DON LACY, Vice-President W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashier, solicited. Courteous treatment all alike. - - Phone 121.