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Tho too for notices under this head Is $2.60. payablo strictly In advance. Tax Assessor and Collector. I hereby announce myself as n candi date for tho offlco of tax assessor and collector for tho city of Ardmoro, at ino election In April. , J. D. PAYNE. I hcroby announce 'myself a candi date for re-olectlon to the offlco of Tnx Assessor and Collector for tho city of Ardmoro at the April election. WM. It. KOBHKT8. in HOW ARDMORE 18 LOOKED UPON BY RATING BUREAU EXPERT. niaime Ardmore Has Plans for the Finest System In ir.n Two Terrll. rleo, and Says It Will Easily Pay for Itself In Ten Years I hereby announco myself a candl into for tho offlco of City Assossor and Collector for tho city of Ardmoro. Election In April. J. H. PULLIAM. For City Attorney. I hcroby announco msolf a candi date for reolectlon to tho offlco of city attorney for the city of Ardmoro at tho April election. JAMI3S H. MATHERS. 1 hereby announce mysolf a candi date for tho offlco of city attorney for tho city of Afdraoro at tho election in April. CASWELL DENNETT. For Police Judge. I hereby announce mysolf a candi date for rc-clectlon to tho offlce of Po llco Judge for tho city of Ardmoro. Election In April. JOHN L. GALT. Chief of Police. I hereby announco mysolf a candl dato for ro-electlon for tho offlco of Chlof of Police of tho city of Ardmoro at tho April election. D. 13. BOOKER. I hereby, announce myself a candi date for tho offlco of Chlof of Police for the city of Ardmoro' at tho April election. A. S. PULLIAM. For Treasurer. Tho Ardmoroltc Is authorized to an nounce Frank Butt as a candldato for olty troasuror for tho city of Ardmoro at Uio April election. Mr. E. C. Arnold, representing tho H. Clarkston Insurance Hating Bu ronu, covering Indian Territory and Oklahoma, Is in tho city looking into tho plans and specifications for ln stalling tho waterworks system In our city and Its consequent effect on tho insurnnco rating of proporty. Through tho courtesy of Mr. Ed Itoborts, who with Mr. Arnold, called at tho Ard morolto offlco, wo woro Informed by Uio latter gentleman that tho plans ns laid down for tho Installation of tho waterworks systom In Ardmore, wcro strictly first class, decidedly suporlor to anything now existing or In contoni platlcn In any other city In olthor Indian or Oklnhoma territories, and would ue uio meanB oi a. grem muc Hon on Insuranco to our people. Mr. Arnold stated that tho 25 per cent ralso which was applied to In dlan Territory property along about last March would In all likelihood bo cancelled within sixty days. Sevoral companies now In session In New York City, ho said, had tho matter tin dor consideration, and wo might ox pect It. "Wo wore also Informed that as soon as tho waterworks, systom is In actual oporatlon a further" reduction of 25 per cont will be made on Insuranco. short, ho said tho system about to bo lnstnlled by tho city of Ardmoro will In tho short tlmo of ton years save to tho people In Insurance premiums the actual cost of tho entire water works systom. I horoby announco myself 'a candl date for the offlco of City Troasuror for tho city of Ardmoro at tho April election. LON M. FRAME For Alderman. I hereby announco mysolf a candl dato for tho offlco of Alderman for the Fourth ward of tho city of Ardmoro, Election In April W. F. WHITTINGTON, At tho earnest request of many friends I heroby announco mysolf a candldato for ro-electlon to tho offlco - fiV-of Alderman In the First ward. J. W. UUbbUUUb, City Scavanrjer. Wo "are authorized to announce Jako Williams as a candldato for city scav- ringer at the April election. I hereby announce mysolf a candl dato for the offlco of city scavengor for tho city of Ardmoro at Uio-election In April. nOE CARTER I hcroby announco , myself a candl date for ro-electlon, as city scavenger Vjf for tho city qr.Ardraoro.at tho eloctlon in April. BOB McQHEE. I hereby annouueo myself a candl date for City Scavenger for tho city of ArdmorV at tho election in April L. C. POLIARD THE DISTRICT COURT. Doings In and Around the Temple of Justice. Tho court has been very busy since yostcrdny and 'much business has been transacted. Wo quoto tho fol lowing ns being tho most important: Ed Whitford, selling liquor, pleaded guilty and was fined $100 and six months In jail, both suspended during good behnvlor. John Harris, Bulling liquor; dls missed. Bonds were forfeited and alias war rants woro issued In tho cases of Mil ton Taylor, weapon; Boso Poo, dis turbing tho peace; Boso Poo adultery; W. A. Zumwalt, falso protenso. Rolla Alkln nnd Will Taukor, dis turbing tho peace, transferred to Tlsh' omlngo. In tho enso of Frank Patton charg ed xith larcony, tho Jury returned a verdict of not guilty. As we loft the courthouse. Rufo and O. W. Johnston wcr on trial charged with falso pretense. It Is alleged that these defendants sold diseased meat. PERSONAL MENTION. !! THOSE SCHOOL BUILDINGS. School Board Has Purchased Half Half Block In the Third Ward. R. -M. Johnson Is horo from Mlnco. During tho Inst Tew dnys tho school S. IC Rudolph Is bore from dalnoa- board has not been Idle, nnd their vllle. paramount object was to securo n J. C. Mulki'y came In last night from millnblo school slto In tho Third wnrd. Wilson. I molr efforts havo been rewarded by F. A. Jones camo up last night from (ho purchaso of lots 4, C and G In Cleburne. block 419, which constitutes the cast- Judgo Wolfo Is In the City from urn hnlf of tho block and Ilea across TlBhomlngo. tho street west of tho Catholic church. Miss Hardy of Mndlll Is hero visit- lxts 4 and C woro purchased from ing her mother. H. D. Cullers is on a visit In the city from Sherman. Attorney W. M. Franklin of Mndlll Is In tho city todny. Attorney J. II. Thompson enmo down last night from Pauls Valloy. O. M. RiHlflcld for $1,100 and lot C was secured from John and Theo. Hoffman for $575, making $1,C7G tho hnlf block cost. Thoy moasuro 322x 218 fot and will bo amply lnrgc for tho purposo Intended. One of tho school board said this J. K. Henrto of Navasota, Texas, Is morning that a $12,000 building would horo vl'jltlng M. Ikard and family. Doputlos J. R. Hutchlns, Mill Creek, and Ed House of Davis, are in the city today. R. II. . Duncan, B. E. Znrtmnn and II. Brownman aro hero from Oklaho ma City. bo erected on UiIb proporty and that It would bo modern and up-to-date. It Is their Intention to oroct another one on tho Frensloy school houso lot Uiat will bo almost an exact counterpart of tho Third wnrd bulldllg. Thoso buildings will bo built Just Rev. H. T. Adams. Episcopal rector ns Boon as plans and specifications can Now Spring veiling JuBt received at of Nowklrk. Ok.. Is In tho city visiting ho gotten up nnd tho material secured. In the Springtime every man's mind turns lightly to thoughts of ONION SETS We have a large supply of them, and of every thing else necessary to plant a garden. Mrs. James'. C-3t. BURGLARS IN THE CITY. 'Ihoy will bo ready for occupancy by tho fall (orm of school. Night. Several Houses Visited Last Keep Your Gun Handy. Again It seems that the gang of rob bers havo struck our town. Sevoral houses were visited last night by thorn, but fortunately thoy wore frightened away In ench Inatanco be foro securing anything. W. B. Johnson wns attracted to- his many frionds. A. M. Young of Wnrtraco. Tenn., Is In tho city visiting his brother, Dr. J. F. Yotine. nnd sister. Mrs. Emma May. Mrs. D. L. Frazlor of Urst avenue, Gu P. Cobb, cattle tax collector for southwost, Is reported vory sick tho government, camo In last night. His wife nnd child accompanied him. Don't miss tho shoo snlo this week. J. A. LEATIIERWOOD. Tho uso of crushed stono for cqn- The Benevolent Meeting. Tho Tlnnnvnlmit Rorlntv mat In recti I . 1 .. t...ll.ll n nn.l lnr Bosslon with Mrs. J. C. Thompson trul um.u.u,, ..u yosterday Elcht of tho raombers. bosldos tho wnrd his houso last night by an un- nogtQ8s herself. woro present. usual noise, but falling to find any ,,, ,,, wna inflniv nnpniitmi to. prowler ho returned to tho houso nnd pcrUng nna U8CU8sln6 tho different retire!. This morning whon ho wont .,, who i.mi nUoii for ald..nnd ro- out ho found an oat sack filled, ready ,llpntn ..,., tInkotB for tho Sohubort concort and handing In the in or. ay for thoso that had boon sold. All of us must havo had a hungry look for our bolavod hoe toss surprised waterworks la tho propor thing. A. N Laudordalo at Dougherty sells It in Iota of 1 yard or 100,000 yards. 14-lm Tho Mitchell Wagon Is tho arch of tho rood." WILLIAMS, CORHN & 'Mon CO. to bo carried away, but tho party was no doubt run off by Mr. Johnson com' Ing out. Gus Anronson 1ms a houso In North west Ardmore which Is at present v ennt, but a young mnn sleeps thorc who was nroused last night by some ono trying to got In. The would-bo Njw goods arriving all tho tlmo at hurglar waB scared off. 4-3t. J. A. LEATHERWOOD'S. Notice. Citizens wanting to dispose of ex cessive land claims will kindly submit grades and terms to B. FOLEY) Muskogee, I. T. Care of Hoffman House. A dark, burly-looking nogro was seen walking around Mr. Wheeler's piemlsos, 921 So.cond avenue, north' wost, but wns driven off. Tho nogro seemed to bo Inspecting Mr. Whool- ler's horses. Spelglc, Ardmoro's popular bnkor, has employed an oxjiort pnstry baker and can nil orders promptly xor any thing from ginger broad to angel food us by suddenly bobbing up with somo Ctti0, spolglo always has something now In tho lino of bnkod goods.and tho noxt attraction will bo Mother's Brond. It's cheaper to buy than to bake. 4-ut, delicious cake nnd gelatine with whipped cream. In the keen enjoyment of which we for a brief tlmo forgot that we woro a tompost-tossed, con-cort-troublod handful of women who woro mnklng fooblo efforts to rollovo Mrs. Blocker Is still dress-making at a little of tho physical suffering with her homo nt 31D Caddo strcot and which wo camo In contact. The approach of the spring season naturally declines prices in strict ly winter food and feed. We arc always equal to the occasion. Among this class of items are Canned Goods, Corn, Oats, Hay, Bran, Chops, Cotton Seed Meal. A. A. BAILEY : A Stenography Glass Mm W. A. Sholton will leaoh a clans In shorthand nnd tjp.wrltlni: nt hr home, 706 K trust. B, R. Ard moro, Beginning Jnnnnry 27, Kch Htnciunt wilt he Rlvon ono hour per day and Uio hour rruy bo selected to suit tho convenience of student. Mm. Hholton In n graduato of Klnir'x buslnos colloiro of Texas,. Tuition, $3 Per Month. , lly this chance you are enabled to do your work ana learn slenoitraiihy. Call or I'hono Mrs. W.A. Shelton. 706 G St., S. C. 'Phone 171. wishes tho pntronaga of her friends and ladles of Ardmoro. 4-lGt. V Lon M. Frame. Today wonnnounco the namo of Lon M. Frnmo as an aspirant for the office of treasurer for tho city of Ard more. Mr. Frame Is so favorably con nected with tho business Interests In our city that hlB name Is known In every household in Ardmore. Ho is a young man with splendid business at tainments and Is In every sense worthy to fulfill tho duties of tho of flco to which ho aspires. Mr. Frame iias nevor before sought an official position, but now asks a careful con sideration of his claim beford you cast your vote. Wo predict that his many friends In tho city will warmly sup' port him In his candidacy. . : ' H CASTLE HALL, BEST OF" ALU FIVE CENTSWTHAT'S. ALL.- - Cholce Rose Bushes. Hose bushos nt half price as long as they laBt. Well rooted bushos from !0e' to 2Gc.. O. A. DRAIN, E-tf. 719 A street, Northwest. Lots of good bargains this weok at ,4-3t. J. A. LEATHERWOOD'S. Castlo Hall is tho leading 5c cigar of the year. C-tf. The Acme Saloon. Tho Acme saloon at Galnosvlllo, Texas, Is now open to tho trado with a full, fresh and complete line of whiskies, wines, etc. An effort will bo mado to please all patrons. Call on us when In Gainesville. MAX HEYMAN, Manager. Schubert Symphony Club. Tho Schubert Symphony Club nnd Ladies' Quartette was the attraction at the opera houso last night. Tho program was a most excellent ono and was enjoyed by Uio select audlonco which greeted thorn ns ono of tho most cultured - which has boon presented to our people. An unlawful detainer suit hns been filed by J. W.fScnley ngalnst John Dabbs. at Lcavo bus 'and carrlago calls City Llvory Stable. Phono t7. 11-lm T. B. CATHEY, K-t"l"J"l"l"5"S-4"l- Money to Loan on porBonnl proporty, household good), pianos, llvo stock nnd bun gins, and Wagons. Business strictly confidential. H. T. KIRBY. Noblo Bldfj, WINDOW GLASS at Ramsey's Drug Store 19-m Spring veilings for 1903 Just re ceived at Mrs. James'. - C-3t. Licensed to Wed. J. P. 1-add, Buckhorn, and Ilaura Roberts, Kansas City. Thos. nrown .Cheek, and Hattlo Gunn, Lono Grovo, Carry House, charged with arson, was brought In tnis. morning from Mill Creek by Deputy . Hutphlns. Shu gave bond In tho sum pf. $1,000 and was released. Popular with particular people. Castle Hall Be cigar. . fl-tt. Clerks' Union. Members aro heroby notified that tho open meeting Monday night, Feb. 9, will bo neld at tho city ' hnll In stead of the ' nion hnll. L. B. HORN, Pro3. E. tfURPHY, Sec. Fresh Strawberries At E. B. Pugh's. 2-lra. For bnllast and concroto work thero is nothing compared to crushed stono. A. N. Laudordalo, Dougherty, I. T. 14-lm. No trouble to own a good gun. Wil liams, Corbn & Co. havo mado tho buy ing easy. Chicken Fced Cheap at E. D. Pugh'u . 2-lm. War Vessels at Galveston. The Kearsargo, Admiral Hlgglnson's flagship, and tho Illinois were under construction during tho war. They A woman's palmy uays aro when la lot of suitors aro after her hand. Charter Oak stoves for fifty-three years tho standard. WILLIAMS, CORHN & CO. I hoioby announce myself a candi date for tho ofllco or City Scavengor for tho city of Ardmoro nt tho election lu April. O. S. BAILEY. llulnrd's china bargain, or will proporty. hall for Balo at a trado fo.r Ardmoro 29-0t WINDOW OLASS at Ramsoy's Drug Storo. 19-m Ardmore Drug Co. Lon M. Frame, Druggist. Para Drngs nnd tbe finest line Cigars in tho cit7. Crushed stono makes the best foundat' n for brick buildings. A, N. Lnuderu lo at Dcughorty sells It In any quantity. 14-lm, Tho Woodmen's Clrclo will meet at tho K. of P. hall tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. MRS. I. R. MASON. . Pntetr.c: Ktnnev Cure. r, " - .r y . . . . UUUIUltlU MRS. H. P. EVETTS, Clerk. Ardmoro coal Is 100 per cent, bet ter than It was last year. Order It from tho Ardmoro Ico Co. 2-ti Glvo your spring and Easter adver tising to tho Orio ladles. Thoy will visit you within a short tme. Foley's Honey and Tat euros cnUI. nrpventx pneutnnnfo WOOD Heater Stove and Cord Delivered to any pnrt f tho ity. Leave Orders at the Cold Storage. Phone 2&G. BOB DAVIDSON. Touring the Chickasaw Nation. Our last letter was from Isom Springs, from thoro wo went to Woodvllle on tho Frisco. After visit ing tho bustnop? men we learned of tho Invention of G. W. Thompson and meeting hln he took in. lu hU office and thero voraw his llylnj; ma:hlue. It Is a won cr and Is a in ) 1 )1 of si 111 pllclty, will ilso and &oir upwards of Its own power Just ns a bird. From Woodvlllo wo wont to Helon; rlno construction. Tho Kearsargo, with hor superposed, or, as tho land lubber' would say, two-story turrets, stands for ono idea, while tho Illinois, with her giant citadel, stands for tho other. Thoy arn fiplondld vossols and ablo to engago with equal chance for victory Uio greatost battloship In tho world's navies. Whllo tho Illi nois and Kearsargo aro with out tho war Interest possessed by tho oldor vossols, they uro such makes kidneys and bladder right. To Old Soldiers. THOSG WHO WORE THE ORAY THOSE WHO WORE THE BLUE. Burgoo season is approaching and wo ure better equipped than evor 10 funiipli yon with nil tho tieces 8iries Finn Wines, Gocd Whisky splendid and ropresontativo types tiint i,r, nn( Bottled Beer. a visit to tuom must noou uo 11111 or tho keenest Interest, representing as thenco to Mndlll. At Madlll we met thoy Jo tho first hopo upon which tho GAINESVILLE LIQUOR CO., GaineEville, TexaB. SEEDS Just Received 2 cars. Texas red niBt proof oats, 2 cars of Sorgbmn Cone Seed, '1 car of Millet, 1 car of Irish Potatoes 1 car of Northern Onion Sets, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Stock Pens, Etc. E. E3. PUGH, A rd m ora, I , T. 'East of Olty Druif Store. House Cleaning I do General lionet) Cleaning and do it right. Do all Ench work 'j lay new enrpots, clean old one, varrnfrh and repair furniture. All Work Guaranteed. Sam King, The Houso Cleaner. Loavo orders nt J.A.Leatherwood.s Store. Foley's tioncy and Tar b" r-hllrJrrn enf vtrr OPlntC a sot of up-to-dnto Muslne33 men la nlco little city with fine agricultural surroundings and destined is be a city of some proportion, i rom Modlll wo went to Oakland and thenco lo nation relies not only to avoid a for eign war, but to flfht It when It comes. The Scorpion was formerly tho Sov ereign and was bought for tho navy at tho outbreak of tho war, during Modern Samaritans of America. Pny you for being sick Rooms in Noble Bldg. For further information, see 1110 at oflice or on street, 1. R. BEST. T - - - " m. & O ft Wall Paper, PAINTS AND OILS. T,.m GQLEMAN'S. 5 naysvlllo. thenco to McMillan where whleh sh0 waa commanded by Com- wo met souis old friends from the old mandor Adolph Maris, who was serv- roa hins or ucorgia una chestnut lnK linUor slg8heo bn tho Main when groves of Vi.-gmla with whem wo that vesae, was bIown up jn tUo har. (allKl of oil times In Oey.-gla nnd of bor of Havana. Tho Scorpion Is 210 tho F. F. V's of thn old Dominion. S. f inn,, ntin.1 win, tuin iivw nn,i Ib very fast and useful as a tender to tho fleet. Sho gavo a great account of norself during tho war. A strictly high grnde cigar Castle Hall. C-tf Thero Is no foundation to bo com- The Kearsargo Is commanded by n . 1 1 V It, t. 1 1 1 .1 t.n.. pared with ono made of crushed stone. unP,ni" JObU'm w- " a total compiomeiu 01 ou oincuru uuu 648 mon. Tho Illinois Is commanded Write A. N. Laudordalo &t Doughorty, I. T. 14-lm. t t $ s A gontloman's smoke Castlo Hall cigar Be. 6-tf. You get more for your money In Ihoatlng and cook stoves at Bpraglns' than any other place. Ho sells tho Leader and tho Oarland. Can you think of better storeB? by Cantaln George A. Converse and has 30 olncers and 48G mon. Tho Scorpion Is now commanded by Lloutennnt-Commandor Clifford .1. Brush and has a total complement of I 4 ofllccrs and about 100 men. Ask for a Castlo Hall loading 5c cigar of tho year. C-tf. i t $ S S i s P. & F. Molasses Standard of the World We carry a fresh stock of it in all sizes at all times. TYLER & SIMPSON, Wholesale Distributors.