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1) PISCATORY STUPIDITY. The I'lah'n Cntmclir Vnr l.enrnlner 1 1'nlnfullr Contracted. Most nhoj sock tlielr ft d by sight, aaya Professor Edmund Chirk Snnford la tlio Intcnmtlounl Quarterly, nnd tlfcse do not usually notice It by nny otlior sense. Hut those tbnt arc accus tomed lo nnd It by Bmoll Beldoui pay nny nttentlon to It when tbey morcly BOO It Catfish depend principally on tbo sense of tnste, nnd they seem to tnsto all over, not only In the mouth, but by tlio outer skin as fur back as tbo tall fin. It Is uncertain whether fishes can feel pain or not. There Is a good deal of evidence to show that they cannot. A Huh that has lost Its tight may learn to avoid an obstacle nftcr swim inlng njjnlnst It n single time, but Ashes that can see will Jump against the platn glass wall of an ntiunrlum day after day, sometimes for n year, In tho effort to catch things outside. The elements of consciousness in tho mind of n fish foot up a total "equiva lent, perhaps, to tho lowest Idiocy when measured by human standards." It is posslblo that tbo Ash's capacity for learning Is "about on n level with that of a man In deep sleep or preoccupation." Illriln Thnt Uirrclie Inrfcnnltr. Birds building on high trees nro not so wary about the concealment of their nests as hedge bulldcnt arid thoso that seek the springing corn or grass land for tho shelter of their homes, trusting to the loftiness of situation for occu rity. A nest placed upon tho ground is In constnnt danger of exposure A browsing animal might destroy It. Then tho scytho with ono sweep occa sionally lays bare one or mora nests, thereby endangering tbo eggs or callow nestlings. This renders tbo parent birds very wary nnd causes them to practice great Ingenuity In their ef forts to protect tho young birds. Tho skylark has been known to carry Its egg or offspring to n place of Bafety after an exposure of tho host, nnd It has been snld Its long hind claw tho so of .which has puzzled many natu rallsts Is specially adapted by nature for more easily grasping and transport ing Its treasures from" tho sourco of danger. When tho young birds aro too bulky to bo thus removed tho par ent blnl carries them on Its back, though this mode of removal Is a norao !What dlfflcult one.-London Tlt-Blts. Jefferson niul the I'ntent Office. Tho first patron of our patent system "wThomas Jefferson, who during '"icrenrs gave his personal attention vyrcry application for n patent llo M to call the secretary of war nnd nttorney general to examine nnd jycrutlnlzo with him, and they did It so thoroughly mat in ono year uio urst Ihei crnnted only threo natents. Tho lilUC jicry Arst patent of nil was given to j$amuol Hopkins In 1700 for pearl ash ' iSi- .fa- ,?cncrgg.n "djl that tho patent V yste'm was not ono for creating rev"1 iiihue, but for encouraging n production YMhnt which Is to bo of benefit to tho wbolo people. In the first twelveyears Fa slnglo clerk In tho state department flllfl n fnw nlfvnnnftntnct li'nrn nil ilin 10 vylness of tho office required f ,-oiea mmseir to it as to n uooiys I.Ike MuIo. . thaty-Qiinigt gjiys spiders are notorl Moy nnd STne of 1 ml historically fond of music, his performances tho concert , was made disagreeable by n sud which wero out from tho the ancient about the floor he could bco annoyed audlcnco stamping on tho rlsects. Tho writer adds thnt ho has uov.'ti n small garden snnko to bo nt- ITetnil liv tifiiim tdnvlni? nnil n vnnnf. Volt to whisk his tall and nrnnco nbout iQKt gleefully at tho first notes of a xrench liorn. His neck would curve ibout proudly, his hoofs tread lightly ind his ears wng Joyously when tho footing began, nnd ho never quieted town till the music ceased, Ji 1'ecullar rlrlli-im.. Phio speaker of the house of commons ins several peculiar privileges. Every ear ho receives n gift from tho master jfjtlie buckbounds of a buck niul doo TfJvd In tho royal preserves. This cus et"u goes back so far that there is no Word of It Later In tho year tho pinker receives another tribute from a Afferent source. Tho donors on the eooud occuslou nro tho Cloth Workers' onipuny of London, who send to tbo tsuker of tho house of commons and several of his mnjesty's ministers a (porous width of th host broadcloth frbe found In England. Sjf Her Amllence. Ellow are you getting on with your juslc, my dear?" inquired a lady of jr. niece. jiWell, of course," replied tio niece jtftdontly, "it wouldn't be proper of ejto compliment myse'lf, but some of W neighbors have told mo they have ayed awake at night for hours listen to my playing." Tlie lllilo (jolted Him. The now boarder had been threo fees In tho house. "It is usual," said eflandlady, with great delicacy, "for jjbonnleni to pay as they uo." ,'Oh, Uiat's all right," ho replied af ily. "I'm not going for a long time." I Sounded Like It. Vyhat U that piece you are playing? It oy wagner7" (No: tho piano is out of tune." ooklyn' Times. rith tho Perslr- the writing of itry and beautiful and witty say ills descrJbjKl as the "threading of wris." ' I "1 Invasion of spiders, 'Jb hvii by his violin ,Vf7cks nnd cm miles of X .Ildlng. They crawled vSpd on to tho stRgo, nnd A MAGNIFICENT LIBRARY. Nearly Two Hundred Volumes of Beau tiful and Instructive Books. A fow of tho merchants and others Willi tho Ardmoreito, havo secured a superb collodion of valuablo books which they ottor freo to club, lodge, school, orphanago or any othor ollgl bio organization socurlng tho highest numbor of library Totes by tho 6th day of Soptcmber next at 12 o'clock noon, when tho contest ends. All aro cordially invited to bo In tho race. Now, let ovcrybody voto early nnd often. It costs nothing to voto, and t Is no troublo to voto. Each tuty cent purchase entitles you to flvo votos. A dollar purchaso from any of tho firms named below entitles you to ten votes. A flvo dollar purchaso Is good for fifty voles, otc. Tho library Is on display at Young's furnlturo store, and among tho vol urncs tho Ardmorolto noted that thcro Is a comploto sot of Charles Dudley Warner's library of tho world's boat Utoraturo; nlso a set of tho World's Great Classics. Wo notlco nuch great authors and scholars as John Stowart Mill, Hegel, Darwin, Crcasoy, Lord Dacon, Shakespeare, Talno, etc. These classics composo tholr greatest of- forts In other words thoso gems of lltcraturo that havo stood tho test of tlmo and criticism. Then follows comploto set of tho Amorlcan Encyclo pedia and Dictionary, besides numer ous work on history, fiction, travel and adventure Tell your friends about this and got them to voto for your favorlto organization when making purchases In Ardraoro. Tho Ardmorolto will announco In each Sunday's Issue tbo standing of all tho contestants In tho raco, so that you can sco ovcry week Just how your favorlto club or lodgo stands. Somo worthy social, oduca' tlonal or charitablo organization will certainly got a valuablo lot of books, which will boa flno start for a library, a nucleus to build from, an impetus of encouragement which will no doubt re sult In securing a much ncedod en terprise Tho merchants and others and tho Ardmoreito aro porfoctly neutral as to what organization wins tho library. Votes aro free. Tho club that docs tho most hustling will certainly get It Tho Ardmoreito will print each Sunday morning couoon called tho "Ardmoreito Voting Coupon," This coupon will bo good for ten votos whon proporly signed and mailed or brought to tho 'Ard moreito ofllce. This coupon will PQ dated nnd will not bo good ualess cast within ono week from dato of Unite Cut theso coupons out nnd bring or send them to tho Ardmorolto cfllec nnd they will bo duly counted. Votes May Be Obtained. You enn obtain library voting tick ets only at tho following places: Dry Goods Burton-Peel Dry Goods Co. Shoes Lynn, tho Shoo Man. Bakery and ConfoctloucryW. IL Spolglo. Furnlturo A, C. Young. Groceries J, B. Smart. Grocorlos J. A. BodowJtz. Drugs, Books nnd Wall Papor W. R. Frame and Ardmoro Drug Co. Gents' Furnishing Goods Ed King er. Jewelry Bulard & Son. Hardwaro Buggies, Etc Williams, Corhn & Co. Lumbor, Paints, Etc. Laldlaw Lum bor company. Livery T. W. White. Mont Mnrket Pyeatt & Frazler. Noblo Bros, aro soiling out their re frlgoraKrs and Ice boxes at exact cost Sd&wlm An artistic temperament Is always Interesting, but a bank account Is moro practical. When you go to buy Witch Hazel Salvo look for tho namo of DoWITT on ovory box. Tho pure, unadulterat ed witch hazel Is used In making Do Witt's Witch Hazel Salvo, which Is die host salvo In Uio world for cuts, burns, bruises, bolU, eczema nnd piles. Tho popularity of DoWltt's Witch Hazel Salvo, duo to Its many cures, has caused numerous worthless counterfeits to bo placed on Uio markot. Tho gonulno bc.rs tno namo of E. C. DoWltt & Co., Chicago. Sold by all druggists. Tho White Mountain refrigerators aro Ice savers. Spraglns & Co. sell them. Often a man trouble? himself moie over what he doosn't liavo than ove what he has. A Good Dinner. The Finest Roasts, Steak, Mutton, SiHSBBEre, Etc, and tho Freshest VeRo tables are always.fauml.aL - CHARLES KERNER SiuiJBiirWitt sf PojMIci, Secret Societies MA80NIC. Knights Templar. Ardmoro commandory No, 5 ,K. T. meets first Monday In overy month. 8. M. TOHBETT, E. C. E. W. ROBERTS, Rocordor. R. A. M. Ardmoro chaptor R. A. M. No. 11. Regular meet ing second Tuesday night In each month at 7:30 o' clock. Masonic tcmplo. O. H. BRUCE, H.P. M. MUNZESIIEIMER, Secretary. A. F. and A. M. Ardmoro lodgo No. 31 A. F. & A. M. Regular meeting on or boforo tho full moon In each month at 7:30 o'cl-Kk. Masonic temple. A. II. I'ALllEu, W. M a. H. BRUCE, Sec. O. E. 8. Ardmoro chaptor No. 70 O. E. S. has regular meeting on tho night of tho fourth Monday In ovoty month at 7 30 o'clock. MRS. EVA SNYDER, W.M. M, M, GRIFFITH. Soc ODD FELLOW8. Ardmoro lodgo No. il, I. O. O. F., moots ovory Tuosday night at Odd Fellows hall at 7: 30 o.clock. J. T. BARNWELL, N. O. W. T. GARDNER, Sc. Encampment. Indlanoln Encampment . 10 I. O. O. F. meets overy Friday night at Odd Fol lows hall at 7:30 o'clock J. L. JOHNSON, Chief Patriarch D. T. NISBETT, Scribe. Rebekahs. Ardmoro Rebckah lodgo No. 20, I. O. O, F. meots ovory Thurs day night at Odd Fel lows hall ut 7:30 o' clock. MISS ELLA HAVENS, N. G. D. T. NISBETT, fine. Canton. Canton, Ardmoro No. 4, Patriarchs Militant. I. O. O. F., has regular moeV Ing on first nnd third Monday nights. In each month. D. T. NISBETT. Com. I. R. MASON, Clerk, K. of P. Myrtlo lodgo No. 7, Knights of Pythias meet In Castlo Hall, every Thursday evening N. E. MARTIN. C. C. FLEM DESKINS, K. of It. & S. ELKS. B. P. O. Elks meet second and fourth Fri day in each month at Elks hall, West Main street J, C. GRAHAM, E. R. SANDERS, Sec. R. L. I. O. R. M. Wnshlta trlba No. 33, Improved Order of Red- i men meets In Odd Fol lows hall overy Wednes day night at 730 o'clock. C. E. RUSSELL, Sachem. ED SANDLIN, C. of R. w. o. w. Ardmoro Camp No. r?YiwiSfi3s wooamen oi mo uWorWjiy world meets second SS-K5J and fourth Friday nights in K. of P. hall J. N. MORGAN, C. C. ED SANDLIN, Cleric. Lady Maccabees. uciio of tbo prairie hlvo No. 1, Ladles of tho Maccabees meots on the first Wednesday af ternoon In each month in tho Odd Fellows hall. MRS. DORA NISBETT. Lady Commandor. MRS. E. M. GOFF, Keeper of Records. A. O. U. W. Ardmoro lodgo No. 41 moots regu lar ovory first and third Wednesday nights at K. of P. hall. W. R. ROBERTS, M. W. A. LOWENSTEIN. Rocordor. The Woodmen Circle meets ovory third Friday night and first Monday afternoon In tho K. of P.- hall. MRS. I. R. MASON, Guard. MRS. H. P. EVETTS, Clork. Tho Modern Woodmen of America meet every Monday night In tho K. of P. hall. J. F. SON, V. O. ERllETT DUNLAP, Clerk. CONFEDERATE VETERAN8. will hold Its regular meetings on tbo socond Sunday In each month at tho city hall at 3 o'clock p. m. All old soldiers Invited. J, W. GOLLEDGE. Com. John H. Morgan Camp, U. O. V., O. K. BRUCE, Adjutant - SOCIALIST LOCAL. This organization will meet overy Friday evening at the city ball, G. A. MUELLER, Sec, A KB? ANNOUNCEMENT. For Representative. Wo are authorized to announco tho nnmo of J. C. McCurtaln of Ran, Piclens o-inty, as a candldato for leprcsentaUvo to tho Chickasaw leg islature Election to bo held at Oak land tbo second Wcdnosday In Aug ust, 1903. MARY CONNOR COLLEGE PARIS, TEXAS. A bcIcc uchool for girls and young women, steam heat, eloctrlc lights, cold and hot water, cqulppod with all modern appliances, chomical and physical apparatus and a telcscopo for astronomical study and rcsoirch. A normal courso for thoso who wls'i to teach. A business courso In hook kooplng, stenography and typewriting and a preparatory courso for Ihnso not ready to cntor tho collegt dapart mcnt. Tho g rls board In tho colleen and aro associated with tbo lady tturhcis not only In tho class-room bu: In tho dlnlng-rm, rocoptlon rails ant' In tho parlors, thoroby acquiring that ccpo, graco and culturo so essential to tl.elr comfort and plonuie In after .ffo. Tho cnllogo Is uncx.-cltc.t in tbo outh lu tho spcclnl llmi of music, art and elocution. Tl.a toachors arc all graduates of tho bcit schools of America and Europe. Tho school Is non-scctP.r'.an but ChrlsU.v in spirit !ifo and work. Tho gir'i attend tho Si .day school and church of their cholco, accom panied by tho lady teachers. For further particulars send for our largo Illustrated catalogue. H. B. ABERNETHY, Pres. Paris, Texas. Tho opportunity of tho yoar to buy a refrigerator Is now whllo Noblo Bros, aro offering theirs at cost &d&w.lm Tho Famous Twin Burners Blue Flame Oil and Gasoline Oook in K Stoves. " Light oujk" Quickest ice Cream Freezer on Earth, The Tompsoll Ball Bearing LAWN MOWERS. Water Coolers nnd Screen Goods at WEEKS BROS. Practical Tinners' and Plumbers, West Main Street. 'Phone 79. ARUriURU, I. T. How often we hear the remarh tht th!i er that child imhi to U for.T.r tttcMoc trerr 51ii that miket It punioc In the community and araln It la notal that eth.r ahUdnn oarer aaam to 1 aide A ehllu whoa atomaeh, bowela, llrtr and aid nera are kept In healthy action br that plaaaant remedy. Dr. Caldwell's (Laacntivet) Syrup Pepsixx seTeracqolrea the "elek habit." The eMM who la continually tatchlnc erery dlieaie known to children la the child nhote ayatem la la a conceited condition. Ton can lnanre year chlld'a health, and aare eipenalra doctor bills and a lot of worry, II yon hare bottle of tbta laxaUre til the home and aee that It la need regularly. ALL DRUGGISTS 50o and 41. oo Bottlti tUMl'LK nOTTLR and Intereitlnc book PEPSIN SYRUP CO., Montlcello, IDs. R. NICHOLSON, Rooms 1, 2 and 8, over Bonner Bonner's. Special attention to high class and I diflleult cases of dentistry. I DCDtlSt i. A. lUVENB.rren. DON LAOY, Vice fret. The City National Bank Ardmork, I. T., May 23, 1003. This certifies that FIVE HUNDRED DOL LARS ($500.00) is on deposit in this bank payable only to the successful candidate in the Merchant's Voting Contest. A. II. PALMER, Cash. THE MERCHANTS' $500 CASH PRIZE FUND In launching this contest wo do so with tho sanction and good will of every ono. It Is a fund crcatod by the undersigned morchants of Ard moro, Indian Territory, who proposo to glvo tho sum of $G0O In hard cash to tho organization, public or prlvato, thnt shall secure tho groatest num ber of votes botween this dato and Deccmbor 22, 1903. Wo urge nil In stitutions In Ardmoro, or tbo Indian Territory, to compoto for this GRAND CA8H PRIZE OF $500.00. It Is woll worth nny oftort you may put forth. With each 2Ec purchaso you got ono voto. Thcro shall bo no votes sold by any merchant or out sider, and any morchant so soiling or disposing of votos shall, upon proof be stricken from the list. You cannot voto your tickets In box or placft excopt at tho storo whoro your pur haso Is mado, and then only at tup tlmo of your purchnso. Salesmen shall placo tho amount of your pur chaso rnd numbor of votes you aro on Jtiod to upon overy ticket, together with his or her selling number and prlvato mark of tho firm so Issuing The Merchants' $500 Cash Prlre Vol nn Ticket Aftor Which yon shall de posit samo In porson In soeuroly locKsd boxes provided by tho morchant Is suing tho voting tlckots, tho koy of hlch shall bo- In the custody of tho cashlor of tho City National Bank of Vrdmoro, Indian. Territory, who shall opon all boxes, count all votos nnd nnko public redord thoroot nt loast onco each month. No morchnnt of tho Morchants' $500 Cash Prlzo Fund or any of tho clorks or employes shall bo ont'.thed' to nny voto In this contost, nor shnll not bo allowed to oliclt nny votes for nny Institution or organisation. On Uio contrary, shill rcmala perfectly neutral. On Saturday morning boforo tho ust Sunday of each month tho mer chants of tho Merchants' $500 Cash P -Izo Fund shall tako tholr voting box es to tho cashlor at tho City National Bank that Bamo may bo openod and bo counted. Dry Goods and Shoes. Madden, Sykes & Co. Wcsthclmor & Daubo. J. A. Leathcrwood & Co. ' Sass & Crawford. f Ardmoro Dry Goods Co. . J. E. Hamilton & Co., Shoes. ,' Cincinnati Racket Store. Baltlmoro Rnckot Storo. , O. L. Dcnnos. Hardware, i Noblo Dros. J. D. Spraglns & Co. ' Weeks Uroo. Nohnd & Rollins, Qucoaswaro. Drugs and Dookau .J. B. Wall & Co. F. J. Ramsey. S Donnor & Bonner, ' .t'''" T. N. Coleman. frV Colenan Dros, . '"g Furniture. C. R. Jones & Bro. Hall fi. mills. Grocers, M. T. Felkor. W. C. Kendall. T J, A. Sktpwortb. A. A. Bailey. ! WALL SCHOOL Many leallntr colleges a 11(1 UnlVofaltlea nnd Chrlatlnn Intluences: local option county! active. Y M. O A. aiiim. incuvniuni aitention. nrm uisuipiino. raniu nnu inuruuEi literary societies, nthlello Hold, tennis courts, hot and cold baths. All rooms newly papered nnd Hunted with oleotrlolty. Study ror the uoys, all esl lu samo Ulnins hall, small panne receive special care ana attea tlon. Large, new homo, erected this year, to notomraoilato increaslnit patronage, for Illustrated cntaloguo and furtnor particulars oddreis S. V. WALL, Prln , Uox SOU. ARTISTIC HOMES Aro uevor complete till furnished with Standard Batli and Porcelain Enameledware., I THE "STANDARD" line is miula especially for people who want faultless. Biiowv white enauieledwarei at prices uo hicher than 1 1 1 1 o. . ji . 1 . ! - 1 f n,.,U nP ilia usuiuiy iibKBii tor me coiruiuu latest deaiiri-eil (roods, is awnitinc plumbers will be pleased to furnUh STMIR liilDHT I SPHMlie (0. A Magnificent An opportunity will be given some social Educational or Fraternal organization to secure a fink lihrary i?rkb Absolutely toe-Jtalj 200 Vote. WATCH THE A. II, PALM KB, Cfiahlar W. A. WOLVERTON, Aast OliVr W. A. Payno. R. T. Dallas. W. A. Ollllam. C. Crosby. U. F. Wymoro. b'nnders & Bowman. McCharon & Webster. J. M joy&. W. II. Utloy. W. M. Page. CoH Storage Market Miscellaneous. J. L. Johnson, Saddlery aod Har less. Fraley Bros., Lumber. z9)-- P E. Allen, CtrriJEcmaui Ct.arioii Korncr, Butchcj, Cbas Hotchklsa, Jowele.. '5 P. B. Tarvor, Jeweler. iMSJ W. A. Pt Ms, Tinner. ,,144' 1 J. J. S t'.fa, Tailor. iid Farthing ii Coonor, 1 allots. , .Coleman, d Evans, gotect.cters.. T L UwVX llvoryman. ..i Tvm vAthey. Liveryman. ( Crown Pot'.ling Works, ,,,,-?5ii Miss Enlrd. Milliner. 1i"M'jf , M.s Ji'mos. Milliner. Mrs. M. E. Spurgoon, Milliner. N Reopens Sept. 3. Honey drove, Tcrf. accept Its pupils on cerllucate w thoat ex Isolpllne, rapid and thorough progress. Home onnnlf! nctlvn Y M. O A. Ernnllnnt lllirsrr. hours nt nlehti tescbers room In homes kiuu. uuc uuujiucio omun ui .u jour inspection, and our expert plana nnd estimates free. Library Free l ARDMOREITE.