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She rbm&tttt. VOLUME X. 8IDNBY SUaOB. PBorniBTOB. AEDMOEE, IND. TEE.. WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1908. SDBSCRIPTIOH. 55 A TEAR. NUMBER 288 A SMILE WHICH RE8EMDLE8 A CRACK IN LIVER. Republican Leaders Are Wearing Something Like tho Above The Statute of Limitation Hat Run and They Are Free. To the Ardmorolte. Washington, D. C, Aug. 10. Many Republican leaders who, In the rocont erstwhile, wero going about wearing a worn, haggard and hunted expres sion aro now walking the streets of tho nation's capital wearing a broad and expansive smllo that resembles a crack In a frozen ltvor. 'Wherefore? Simply becauso on tho 31st of July last tho statute of limitation ran and thoy aro forover barred from prose cution for tho misdeeds and pcctiia tlon they Indulged In whllo hoUIng positions of honor and trust under tho 'national government three year ago. There arc many men whoouga. to hnve been Indicted and would have been had not President Roosevelt told Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gcnonti Brlstow not to Investigate any ot tho cases whero the statuto of limitation would run this year. It was known hero also that Perry S. Heath, the secretary or tho Republican national committee, would havo been ono of tho first to bo Indicted, along with Machen, If tho Republican leaders had not stopped In and put a veto on tho thing. Mr. Heath knkows too much of tho Insldo workings' of tho cog wheels and oiling that tho different parts of tho machlno received In (Le last two national campaigns. Ho might as Rathbono threatened to do, "pull down tho pillars ot tho temple," and that would bo dangerous to many In high places and leavo tho Republican skeleton exposed in all Its hideous ncss. Tho man who Invented tho stat u to of limitations should havo a Wu umcnt erected to his memory by the Republican leaders, for thoy knotv how much tribulation ho saved Us cm. Tho next convention of that party should pass tho hat nrount and no cno should bo moro liberal In his do 'nation than President Roosevelt.for it lms saved h'm a world of annoyance and publicity that might havo Jeop ardized his political future. An ei collont slogan for tho Republicans next year would bo: Vivo la statuto of limitations! Whon President Roosevelt appoint L. P. ANDERSON, B. F. FRENSLEY, , C. L. ANDERSON, President. Vice-President. Cashier. FIRST PHONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository tor Bankruptcy Funds m Ghiokasaw Nation. v Capital paid in $ 60,000.00 Surplus Funds 165,000.00 Total $225,000.00 Tho oldest bank In Indlnn Territory. Accounts ot Arms and individuals solicited upon tho most liberal terms consistent with good banking. $ ?sH?HjHjK:K WE WILL BOND, YOU I UlfD STATES Fllin HI Miff MOT. Homo Office, Baltimore, fid. Paid Up Capital, $1,050,800.00 Sl'rkty Bonds. FIDELITY CONTRACTS JUDICIAL. Judicial Bonds Executed Without Delay, BURGLARY INSURANCE. Uenks, Stores, Residences Insured Against Burglary or Theft. ROBERTS, POUND & BRUCE, CorrespondeRca Solicited. aENArdVao?2-r. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ARDMORE ABSTRACT CO., (Incorporated. Abstracts of all kinds accurately made. Records thoroughly searched, and any kind of informa tion furnished on short notice and small fee. v W. S.vWOLVERTON & SON, Mgr's. , ALU-KINDS OR INSURANCE,-REAL ESTATE aatl'&tNDS ed "Rot" Clarkson surveyor of tho port of Now York thoro was a goner al gasp of astonishment by civil sor vlco reformers and a good deal of surprlso was manifested by the loss truly good politicians. That Clarkson paid but littlo attention to the duties ot his ofllce, but 'was making secret trips to Southern states, wi'h a strong inclination to conflno society sought to "black-and-tans" and "llly-whltcs," who wero known to bo Important fac tors In selecting dolcgatcs to tho na tional Republican conventions, occa sioned no amazement amongst poli ticians. They regarded him as tho per sonal representative of tho president, and on what might bo called a secret sorvlco mission for him. Clarkson re gards public offlco as a prlvato snap and although President Roosovolt is supposed to havo other and oppslte vlows on tho dutios of public officers, ho ovidently docs not disapprove ot tho Clarkson "graft" of drawing a good salary without much, If any, re turn to tho peoplo who aro taxed to pay it. Clarkson Is an old plltlcal pal of Postmaster Gonoral Payne; thoy havo been mixed up In some similar deals obtaining delegates on former occasions so nobody will bo particu larly surprised at tho lnfoimnr:,n that "Rot" Clarkson Is the man who furnish ed tho rovenuo cuttor for Postmaster General Payne and his family to take their lato summer oulln. That rov enuo cutters wero not Intended for prlvato use docs not scorn to havo troubled tho clastic political conscien ces of cither Clarkson or Payne, it is through this looso Idea ot the prl vato snap that high officials regard as tholr political porqulsltes, -that tho grafting and looting In tho postoillco and other departments have grown to such serious scandals. Yet Mr. Payne Is supposed to be Inveutlgatlng this sort of thing. When will the people awako. If President Roosovelt Is elected next year It will bo simply and solely becauso tho voters of tho country bo llevo that ho Is helping them In their battle with tho trusts. It Is nod strange, then, thut tho president Is doing all In his power to give currency to tho Idea that ho Is fighting tho tmsts with might and main. Let us sco how he is doing this. Let us sco how much ho 1$ entitled to "tho dis tinguished consideration of the peoplo for his efforts to curb tho trusts. Mr, Roosevelt started In political life ns a strenuous freo trader, and was a member ot tho Now York Freo Trade club, yet recently, under prcssuro from tho Protective- Tariff Loaguo, ho Joined tho "standpolntcrs," and thus stands opposed to tho most cortaln way of curbing tho trusts and g'vlng relief 0000 0 0000000 0 0 to tho peoplo by reducing the tariff dutios. It was tho president's volco that killed tho Minefield antitrust bill In tho last consress and caused tho passage of two sham artl trust bills tho Elklns intl-rcbato bill and tho department ot commerce bill with Its bureau of corporations to glvo pub licity to trusts. Ills volco could havo caused his attornoy general to go after tho coal trust that William Ran dolph Hiarst had treed with his own money and sololy in tho Inwxest of tho people. Ills volco wts tilcut. In stead of saying, "Sick 'cm Knuty," ho loft .Mr. Hearst to guard tho Ires alono. Tho facts that aro Blowty com. lng to light In regard to the now bu reau of corporations In the department ot commorco should open th oyos of tho votors of tho country to tho real position of tho president on tho trust question. In discussing tho "Prosont Statistical Outlook In Washington," tho correspondent of tho New York Journal of Commcrco and Commercial L'ullotln, on July 27, said ot this now bureau: "Tho work now laid out for this bureau Is of a really thorough typo, and If It Is pursued with vigor on tho lines now suggested thoro will bo a good deal of complaint In tho boar future when tho mothods now. contemplated are actually applied, I'ressuro of tho most strenuous sort, will undoubtedly bo brought to bnr at tho whltojhouse. Just how soon the department will really bosln to' shotv its hand In tho mattor of trust Investigation can not bo certainly pre dicted, but those who aro in a position to know say It will not bo until after tho noxt presidential election. A3 a matter of fact, a good deal of time Is needed for tho organization of tho work and laying out special lines ot investigation. All this will consume many months, and Secretary Cor'.elyou Is too tactful a man to weaken his strategic position by opening flro In a presidential campaign If thcro would bo any danger In hurting his party, thoroby. It will, thorcforo, bo a goad whllo beroro any dcflnlto rosultj of tho Inquiries of tho bureau of corpo rations." CHARLES A. EDWARDS. Alfalfa Seed For salo by E. 1). Pugh. l2-dl2-wt WOODFORD. Special Correspondence. Woodford, I. T., Aug. ll.HItU, Roberts & Caldwell wero herb yes t:?;a talking to Ihc fnimorj in re gard to hauling tho'.r crop? to Her wyn rather than crois Pnddo, ns there is no brldgo on Cv!i? for thein to i oss over on and 'he bink3 aro so stoop It Is Impossible to pull a load up thoni. Mrs. Emma Akors an I May Jolly wont to Tlshdmlugo yes-otday to at tend tho grand 'chnptor of tho O. R. S Dr. Taylor Is "miiii? the Woods dwollin? from tho north part of tcw.i to his lot in tho south part. The W. O. W. Camp aim to glvo a picnic horo In tho near future. All can "look well to tho tall timber." Ardmoro camp No. 33 Woo-.lmen f the World, Vill hold tholr regular meeting next Friday aisl.t, August 14. Important business will come un and all tho members aro requested to attend. J. N. MORGAN. C. C. ED SANDLIN, Clcr'. Folding Camp Furniture THAT Mahes Camping Out a Pleasure. R. A. JONES (Successor to C. R, Jones.) Ardmore National Bank, ARUMORK, IND. TER. Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $200,000.00 Largest of any Bsnk In the Chickasaw Nation, We accept small and large ueneral Banking Business for you. DIRECTORS. 0. R. Bmith, President. R. A. Jonkb, Wholesale and Kitai 0. M. Campbell, Vice-Prea. Fnrnltnr. Lek Gkoce, Cashier. Sam Noble, Wholesale Hardware, G. W. Youno, Stookman J. R. Pennington, Grocer, J.C. Thompson, Attorney, a H. W. Random Merchant. 0RR1FYING DISASTER RAILROAD WRECK IN TUNNEL. OVER ONE HUNDRED DEATH8 Pirls the Scenee of Awful Catastrophe Horrifying Details Amid Fire and Smoke Heart Rending Scenes of Death. Paris. Aug. 11. Hlghty-rour bodies havo been rocovored and tho doalh list will probably oxeced ono hundred In an underground railway disaster that occurred horo last night. Tho accident, which occurred on tho Met ropolitan street railway, assumed the proportions of an awful catastropho during tho early hours of tho day whon more than four score bod'es of burned and suffocated victims wero removed from iho subtorrnncan passage Tho work continues and Indications aro that tho death list will perhaps ox ceod flvo scoro. Tho scones at tho mouth of tho tunnel whero tho victims wero brought fcrth were of tho most heart-rending description crowds of weeping men, wbmcn and children struggled for ward In an effort to rccognlzo their missing relatives and friends. Most Of tho vlotlms aro from tho middle and working classes, as tbo trains wero carrying them homo from their work. Although tho nccldcnt occurred at 8 o'clock last ovcnlng, ofllolals and firemen wero unablo early this morn Ins lo descend into vho-tunne', owing to tho blinding clouds ot smoke from tho burning train. Frequent at tempts wero mado by hcorlc volun teers, whom It was necessary to res cuo half suffocated. At ton minutes after 3 o'clock Ser geant Ahrcna, wearing a respirator succeeding in making a descent. II remained soven minutes and brought tho first Information to tho effect that corpses woro strewn nil about tho roadway of tho tunnel. Then the col lapsed. Twenty minutes later firemen forced their way down through tho tunnel station at Mcnll Montant and returned soon nfterwnrd with seven bodies. Theso persons had been as phyxiated, as their positions showed thoy had been groping through smoko that filled tho tunnel, socking n way to oscapo whon thoy woro overcome. Tho work of bringing up bodies wont on steadily after that, undor tho porsonal dlroctlon of tho porfect of police who summoned a largo rcsorvo farce to hold-back tho surging crowd, including rqlatlves of tho victims. Attor daylight tho qrowds nt tho en trance of tho tunnel , increased to enormous proportions, obliging tho polico to perform a cordon through wero admitted only tlioso seeking to Identify their rolatven among tbo vic tims. Tho falluro of.. .many, men, women and children to roturn homo during the night gavo mnny tho first news of the catastropho. Fathers and mothers camo hurrying to tho mouths of the tunnel to try to find their absent ones. At tho second descent tho firemen found a great number of bodies mass accounts and conduct a t'd near tho ticket ofllco of tho station whero many had evidently been overcomo whllo seeking tholr wny out. Somo escaped but others had boon trampled on. In addition to tho blinding smoko tho tunnel bolched forth terrific heat. as ono of tho trains was slowly burn ing within. Tho firemen succcodod In throwing sovoral strenms of water In tho direction of tho wreck, whllo somo flromrs. and military engineers, at groat bazard. pushed on Insldo tho tunnel. Thoy brought out flvo bod ies. Theso woro tho passongors of tho burned train. Thoy had leaped from tho coaches whon tho flro broko out nnd, grouping through tho suffo cating clouds ot smoko sought oxlt nt I.es Charonnos streot station. Rut tho tumiol makes a sharp turn near tho scones of tho disaster and at tho nnglo tho ontlro mass of humanity ap parently becamo tightly wodgod. Tho panic which took placo at this point within tho dark suhtorroncan passago must havo been torrlblo. Many of tho victims had hanttkor- chlofs stuffed In tholr mouths, thoy having evidently tried to keep out tho asphyxiating smoko. Tho faces of tho dead woro red and congostod. Somo womon hold tholr children tight ly In their nrms. As firemen brought out tho bodies agonizing cries went up from women and children -who recognized their dead husbands and fathers. Most of tho victims wero second class passengers. Tho body of ono of tho womon, however, was hand somely drcssod, whllo two young male victims wero ovldontly porsons of Im portance. At 8:30 a. m. tho total of bodlos lying in tho morguo had reached for and tho totnl at tho barracks ot tho municipal guard forty-four, making eighty-four altogether. Tho number of bodies was unofficially estimated at abovo ono hundred. WOMAN QOT FORTY LASHES. Inhuman Treatment Reported From a Georgia Prison. Atlanta, Oa., Aug. 11. Qovornor Tcrrlll has ordorcd an Investigation ot tho whipping of Maurlo Do Crist, tho "Diamond Qucon," at th'o rldte prison camp at Mlllcdgovlllo. Tho In vestigation Is expected to result 'u revelations of tho most shocking character. Tho whipping has aroused so much Indignation at Mollodgovillo that citizens aro making threats of lynching tho officers who whipped the woman. Miss Do Crist was tho hospital stewardess. Tho wlfo of Warden Alagood took offenso nt her nnd had hor husband placo a negress In hor position and send Miss Do Crist out to work In tho field. . . Mlfls Do Crist protostod and Mrs. Alngood flow Into a passion nnd per suaded 'hor husband to havo' tho wo man whipped. Wnrdon Alagood did so nnd railed two guards, to assist. stranncd hor. and' whllo thoi cifarls held her tho warden "apfillCd "tlio stinging lash to her back. Forty lash cs Unf.'rj VP"01 am flnal'y after Miss bo Crist had exhausted herself by Do screaking, sho falntod away nnd was not revived for two hours. Tho wo man's back was beaton raw and sov oral blows landed on hor breast, In. Dieting cruol bruIsCB. J. A. BIVENS, Provident DON LACY, Vlce-Prtaldent A. H. PALMER, Cashier. W. A. WOLVERTON, Asst. Cashlsft THE CITY NATIONAL BANK ARDMORE. I. TB Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Account of Arms and Individuals Accorded f Whiteman Bros. Wholesale fICATS. Deaien t Geaeral Commission Merchants. f (Oklahoma Cltj.O.T. J HOUOEB Ardmore, i.x (Chlekaaha, I.T. ft nananas, urauges, iem- & ons, Apples, Cabbage, Onions and Packing 4 f House Products. Jf r' flUIBE OF Pi 18 1 EXCITES WILDEST ALARM IN THE VATICAN DURINQ MASS. The Pope Hat Deen Over Exerting Himself Throughout His Recent Coronation Ceremonies Phy sicians Gave Relief. Homo, Aug. 31. Pope PUm X. had a fainting fit this morning whllo cele brating mass. Ills hol'noss s-on re vived. Tho popo has boon overexerting himself to such an extent thnt tits nnturally strong constitution was un ablo to bear tho strain put upon It by tho coronation coromonles. Such has boon tho effect upon bis norvoj that ho has been unablo to sloop for wholo nights whllo numerous recep tions yestorday mado mattors worse. Last night bis holiness was vory much agitated; still ho Insisted admitting tills morning to hoar his mass all Venetians who bad Journoycd to jiomo purposely to attond tho coron- atlon. Thoy numborod nbout 300 whon mass began In tho Paulino chap ol nnd tho air was vitiated with n tomporaturo abovo 90 dogrcos. Popo Plus was scon to gtow palor and palor, finally throwing out bis hands as though seeking support. Ho would havo fallen had not Monslgnor Dros san, his prlvnto chaplain, been quick to catch hlra, It Is Imposslblo to doscrlbo tho con. fusion and alarm among worshippers wnilo tho popo lay motionless and un- conscious, his oyos closed. Fortunate ly among tho Vonotlans prosont wag Dr. Davenosla, who for nlno vears bas been tho popo's attending physi cian at Vcnlco. Tho physician gavo tho pontiff Immediate assistance. whllo messengers tolophoncd Dr.'Lap- ponl. Tho latter rushed to tho Vati can, but did not arrlvo until after tho popo had boon restored to conscious ness and taken to his own apartments. Tho W. 0. T. U. will mt at tho First Presbyterian church Wednes day afternoon at 4 o'clock. MltS. EVA NOBLE, Soc. Furnished Cottage to Rent. s rooma, good looatlon, large CCIQ rr lot, orchard, barn, etc. HlO,JKJ Offices to Rent. Borne dealrable olUoea, alnirle or in aolte newlx papered anv "alntod. at cheap real. Storngfe. . dtorntfo roomlfor bouaehotil eooda or any otborkladof iroodt. lo a uood brick build loir. Vlll lot a apaoe at reaionable ratei. The Redfiold Agency, Real Estate, Rents, Loans. Phone I3i. ARDrtORfi, I. T. solicited, Conrteoni trs&tsaeat all allks. si n i'TrM-iar a it W. W. WHITEMAN TT !M. fllS j PHOMia. t SPECIALTIES t'