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THE FIERY DRAGON. Anrlriit nntl JWmIIumhI Dr-acrliitlnnii of tin- Min(rr. Drstfons wen1 tnipi rtiint nlilniuls tn undent nntl mcdlii-vul naturtil history. Until eominnitlvely recent tlino no scientist ever thought of questioning tin1 o.l-toiK'c of this inot formidable of beauts. The annuls of Winchester for 1177 gravely state tliat "In this your dragons were seen of ninny In Kng- hinil." (loncr, professor of natural history nt Zurich, gives n dt'tnlled de scription of t lie dragon, while Alriro vaiidus, lu his "History of Serpents fiuiil Dragons," published In 1010. tie- lAutes llfty pages to the monster, A Ifcood specimen of n dragon would seeui to huvc heen n beast nbout the Hlze of a sheep, Incused In a coat of scales vhlch ("hone like silver. Its back was serrated like a saw. It possessed a lone tall, n pair of bntllkc wings, four hienvlly clawed feet and a wolvlne head, tho Jaws of which were armed with very formidable teeth. The tongue was barbed with lire, and fury Issued from the monster's, mouth, and the head iborc a crest. Dragons were the most wicked nntl vindictive of creatures. .They seem always to have been In a towering rage and spent the greater portion of their time In rushing up and down the earth destroying everything that came In their path. The origin of lruL'ons was a dlsnutcd noiut among inedliuvnl naturalists. Some maintain that these animals wore generated fby the heat of India; others were of opinion that the volcanoes of Ethiopia used to belch forth the monsters. One Scientist, .lolm I.eo by name, declared the dragon to be a hybrid, a cross be tween an eagle and a wolf. Tcmpernturc nnil Atmonplierr, That a 1jody can acquire during the night a different temperature from that of the surrounding atmosphere ihiis been demonstrated by an English physicist. If n thermometer Is taken from tho window, wrapped In cotton 'and placed on tho ground Its mercury will descend Heven or eight degrees. Vegetables similarly situated, and be ing bad conductors, may freeze nt a time when the thermometer docs not mark tho freezing point proof that the cold experienced by the plant may be entirely different from tho tempera ture of tho surrounding air. This low (temperature of plants, however, only nccnrn when the nlirht Is clonr. since titt this time the plant sheds Its heat throughout space nnd becomes chilled. Iwhcreas If tho night is cloudy the phenomenon does not occur. This jglvcs rise to the populnr superstition that plants and buds arc frozen by moonlight. CurJnttN Ciimc nf .Mlml Itt'itillnir. A very curious ensu is related in tho Anmili'S l'sychhpies. A child of seven (years, In good health, lively and robust, lielonglng to equally healthy parents, Showed a strange facility In learning ill that his mother taught him. He re- lted the whole multiplication table at he llrst trial, solved Instantly compli cated nrohleuis and made not a single Inlstnke In his llrst spelling lesson. It Avas soon realized that tho child did not Jnlculnte by himself nnd did not spell J Of his own accord. He was reading Ills mother's mind, nnd ho did this even Avhen his eyes were shut nud his back ( urned, provided only that she were near him. One day she had the Idea 'if interposing n screen between her 'aid the child, and there was uo more calculation, no more spelling. The icrcen was Butllclent to prevent the L'hlld from reading the mother's thoughts. A MiivIiik Sermon. I once had a parishioner who was n miser," said an English clergyman. For this man's benefit I preached one Sunday a strong sermon on tho neces sity of charity, of philanthropy a ser mon on tho duty and the Joy of giving. 3'ho miser, at whom I gazed often, scorned Impressed. "Next day I met him on tho street. " 'Well, .John,' I said, 'what do you think of yesterday's sermon'' 'It moved me deeply, sir. ho an swered. 'It brought home to me so Strongly the necessity of giving alms Ihat honestly, sir, I've a great mind to ijurn beggar.' " I.lictit nml Heat mill nm. Looking into the lire Is very injurious to the eye, particularly n coal tire. Tho stimulus of light nud heat united soon destroys the eyes. Looking at molten (ron will soon destroy the sight. Head ing In tho twilight Is Injurious to the yen, as they are obliged to make great jxertlon. Heading or sewing with a lde light Injures the eyes, as both eyes Should ho exposed to an equal force of light. Those who wish to preserve heir sight should preserve their gen- ral health by correct habits of living ml give their eyes Just work enough, fvlth n due degree of light. Iiirnnnlilcrnte l'elloiv. "Ho snld he'd die if I didn't marry lm." "And still you refused'" "Yes. I wished to And out before rnmlslng whether ho really loved me b much as that or not. Oh, Hnrrlut, 'm p-p-perfectly miserable! He seems p bo wretchedly healthy, and I d-do pve him so much I" Chicago Uecord-aerald. Debt In China, J In China one can always borrow noney on tho strength of having a son, (ut nobody would ndvanco hliu a cent or t ho had a dozen daughters. Tho prmer Is responsible for the debts of (o Js father for three generations. The jttor Is only responsible for the debts f iter own husband, re, i (Liverpool, generally called a wet lace, has nn average rainfall per an lim of 31 1-3 inches. PROVERBS UP TO DATE Hotter Rwnllow your good Jests than lose your good friend. Sweet are the iis'-k of adversity, bit ter are the iies of prosperity. The rising generation owes much to the Inventor of the alarm clock. If vanity were a deadly disease pv cry undertaker would buy fat horse, The dead march Is not iii'i-i-ssnrlly the one that the musicians have murdered. When tho last trump Founds, some woman will ask Uabrlel to wait a inlu tltc. The oil of Insincerity Is more to be dreaded than the vinegar of vltupera tlou. A good Held of corn Is our thing n farmer doesn't care to have crowed over. A walk may Improve your appetite, but a tramp will eat you out of house and home. The man who cannot be beaten Is he who holds his head tip when he has been beaten. Everybody's Magazine. Starr t ".Null" llrr Mnn, Mary was a domestic treasure, and when she gave her mistress a mouth's notice on the plea that alio was going to be married thure was weeping and wnlllng lu the household. "Oh, Mary, wouldn't you be willing to oblige me by putting off your mar riage for a week If am not suited when your notlw expires'" asked her dls trcsed employer. "Well, ma'am, I wouldn't ml ml wait ing myself," was the reply, "but men Is dllferent If you don't nail 'cm when thty're ready for It you can't nail 'em nt all." New York Press. HIb Life Saved by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. "D. U. Byor, a well known cooper of this town says ho bcllovcs Chamber Iain's Colic, Cholera and DIarrhoen Itemody saved his lifo last summer. Ho had beon sick for a month witli what tho doctors called bilious dyscn tcry, and could get nothing to do him any good until ho tried this remedy It gave Mm Imfuedlnto relief," says J. T. Little, merchant, Hancock, Md. For salo by City Drug Storo, F. J Ramsey fcr.d Ardmoro Dru Zo. FOR SALE. Old pnpers at this olllco 15 centh per hundred. 'THEV 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 AGENT WILL UC GLAD TO FURNISH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 'imgntaniini Dr. Caldwell's (Laxative) Syrup Pepsin 'cause brother and I like It it's so good." Mri. C, Flirty, 10:3 V..(jcenSlriiV Dicatur, III,, virtlis: "Oeutlftneni II j llttl clrl, teed right months, had bn troubled tine birth with eonitipatlon, and reading of jour ralu&blo medicine I concluded to trj Iti and I can recommend It highly to motberi for Immediate relief. Only tiro fifty-cent bottlci cored my baby," rovn DRUCcrsT jells it. If he doein't, write ut for a free sample and our uoojc ol lejumomaia. Pepsin Syrup Company Montlcallo, Illinois 1 no tat 9 mamma says she wantsSfaRty Had You Observed? That there arc many cases of fever in Ard niorc now, and had you observed that there is not a case of fever in any home where Pure Distilled Water is Used. Order the wagon to call at your home regularly. H.V.ROBSON Broadway, Next door to Roberson Machinery Co. OldlFolksfat Home Want toQSee You. On September 1st, Stb, lfith and Oct. Gth will offer Home Visi tors' Rates of Pure nml One-third to nil points in Indiana and many in Ohio, also Louisville, Ky. Tickets good for thirty days from date of sale. If you contemplate n visit back to the old homestead do not fail to first call on nearest Frisco Ticket Agent or nd.lresB B. F. DUNN, Division Passenger Agt. Wtchitn, Kas. SOME KEN PAV lfl fliin for m expert to qIU,UUU manarje their ad vertisinc There are others who pay GK for nn annual subscrip tion to Printek's Ink nud leuru what all the advertis era nre thinking nbout. Dot even tbeae are not the extreme rencheil. There are men wbo lute ort tlfin (inn roar doing net' r. ri v sample oouy aenu oenut FniNTiiH'B Ink. No. to Hprnoo 1 , N. Y, Sour Stomach No appetite, loss of strength, nervousness, headache, constipation, bad breath, general debility, sour ris ings, and catarrh of the stomach are all due to Indigestion. Kodol cures Indigestion. This new discovery repre sents the natural Juices of digestion us they exist In a healthy stomach, combined with the greatest known tonlo and reconstructive properties. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure does not only cure In digestion and dyspepsia, but this famous remedy cures all stomach troubles by cleansing, purifying, sweetening and strengthening the mucous membranes lining the stomach. Kodol DIGESTS WHAT YOU EAT atvea Health to the Sick and Strength to the Wk. tho trial site, which aolUfor 50c Prepared by B. 0. DeWltt & Co., Chicago. Sold by tho City Drug Store. Buy your lumber from tho East Sldo Lumber company nnd secure votes in tho merchants' $500 cash prize. lD-tf. FltALEY BHOS. Mgrs. THE REPUDLIC'S GREAT OFFER. An Exceptional Opportunity for Old and New Subscribers. Special arrangements has boon made by tho St. Iouls Republic to furnish old or now subscribers with tho offl lal and authorized llfo of I'opo IOO XIII. This Is 0110 great volume, hound In elegant cardinal cloth, gill and Ink stamping, with Papal coat of arms, containing nearly S00 pages of text and Illustrations. The work was prepared nnd written by Monslgnor O'HIolly, I). D., U D., U Ut., omclal blographor of tho Pope. Tho regular cash price of this book Is $2.G0. Any olio remitting $2.50 will bo untitled to eighteen months sub Bcrlptlon to Tho TwictMi Week He public and a copy of tho liook, postage prepaid. This offor Is open to old and now subscribers. Tho book lu printed in Engltwh, French nnd Cor mnn nud Is now ready for delivery. Addivaa all orders to Tho Uepubllc, St. IxhiIs, Mo. A Purgative Pleasure. If you ever took DoWltt's Uttli ICarly Hlscrs for blllousnuxs or consti pation you know what a imrKatlv pleasure Is. Thcso famous llttlo nlli cloanso tho liver nnd rid tho systct. of nil biio without producing unptt ant offocts. They do not gripe, sicken or weaken, but kIvo tone nnd BtroiiKti to uio tissues and organs involved W. II. Howell of Houston. Tox.. snvs. "No better pill enn bo used thnn Ut tlo Early Risers for constipation, sick headache, etc." Sold by nil drug gists. Americana imported $2G, 412,770 worth of precious straos laBt year. TIME TA11LB. OKLAHOMA CITV. (World's Kalr Special.) Loaves Oklahoma City 0:30 p. in Arrives Kansas City 7:00 a. m Arrives St. Louis 11:30 a, iu. Arrives Memphis 6:00 p. r (St, Louis Express.) Leaves Oklnhnma City . . . .9" '.t n.m Arrives St. Louis 7:lf a. m (Meteor.; Leaves Kansas City 7:15 p. m Arrlvs Oklahoma City.... 7: 30 a. m (Arkansas and Oklahoma Exprcr?) Leaves St. Louis 10:00 p. n. Arrlveu Oklahoma City... S:4fi p. m Through cars and Pullman slcopers between Oklahoma City, Kansas Citv St. Louis and Memphis. For rate and other Information call on narcs Frisco System agent, or address th' undersigned. II. F. DUNN DIv. Pass. Agt , Wichita, Kaj. Warning Order. In tho United States District Court in tho Indian Territory, Southern District: Llzzio Itich, plaintiff, vs. J. W, Itlch, defendant. Tho defandant, J. W. nidi, Is warn od to nppear in this court in thirty days and answer tho complaint of Uio plaintiff, Lizzio Illch. Witness, Honorahlo Hosen Town send, Judgo of said court and tho seal thereof this 3d day of Soptomber. 1903. C. M. CAMPBELL (Seal.) clerk. Herbert, Walker & Cannon, At tornoya. J. C. Oraham, Attorney for Non Rosldout. First published Soptomber 3, 1303 ilS'l PASSEMR SERVES IH- TEXAS, 4 IMPORTANT GATEWAYS 4 NO TROUBLE TO AHOVJtn QUCSTIOHB. Superb Pullman Vestibdled SLEEPERS, Handsome Reclining Chair Cars (SCATS FREE) LL THROUGH TRAINS. f T3 WITH fast mornlntr and trains to tfc. Louis and tho P EJ WITH Pullman Bloopors hback Scarzitt aoat Coacbos i (without change) to Now J, daily. 9th iINB WITH handsomo new Chair Ctra through (without crmnrro) dully, to St. Louis, Memphis and Kl Paso. IKIiY LINK WITH a savlrtff of 12 hours to California. ONLY LINE) WITH Tourist Sloonlnfl Oars, uoml-wookly, throuch (without chuneo) to Ban Francisco, SK FOR SCHEDULES OF OUR INCOMPARABLE TRAINS, "CANNON BAELIL 99 AND- E. P. TURNER, CUItnAl PA9SEIICR kno Ticuct Aoemt.. DALLAS. TEX. JEXAS hTYW jD) PACIFIC J A. lllVKNrt. I'ri'K. DON t.AOY. Vlcu 1T.'. The City .N ational Bank AKMiMOKMi, I. T., May 23, 1903. 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. HIE MERCHANT $500 CASH PRIZE FUND In lnunchlng Oils contest wo do of every ono. It is a fund crcatod by moro, inuiau Territory, wno proposo to tho organization, public or private, uor oi votes uoiwoon mis uato anu uoccmuor 22, 1303. We urgo all la stltutlons In Ardmoro, or Uio Indian Territory, to compote for this GRAND CASH PHIZE OF 500.00. It Is well worth any offort you mny put forth. With each 25c purchaso you uct ono vote. Thero shall be no votes sold bv anv mnrrhnnt nr ml. sldcr, :ind nny merchant so selling or disposing of votes shall, upon proof be stricken from the list. You cannot vote your tickets In box or placo except at th storo where your pur haso Is mado, and then only at thi titno of your purchaso. Salesmen slmll luco tho amount of your pur chase rnd numbor of votes you aro en Itlod lo upon every tlckot, together wan ins or nor soiling nuninor nnu private mark of tho firm so Issuing The Merchants $500 Cash Prize Vot no Ticket. After which you shall de posit samo In person In sccuroly locked bo.xos provided by tho morchant Is suing tho voting tlckotB, tho key of which shall bo In tho custody of tho cashlor of tho City National Hank of rdmoro. Indian Tcrrltnrv wlm hii open all boxes, count nil votes nnd onco each month. No morchant of or any of tho clorks or employes shall i'uiii:ai, nor biiuii nut uu miuwuu iu oifccu n- votes ror nny Instltutlo'i or organization. On tho contrary, eh ill remain perfectly neutral. On Saturday morning boforo tho ast Sunday of each month tho mer chants of tho Merchants $G00 Cash P'lzo Fund shall tako their voting box es to tho cnshlor at tho City National Unnk tliat samo mny bo opened and be counted. Dry Goods and Shoe. Mnildcn, Sykcs & Co. WcHthelmcr & Daubo. J. A. I.cathorwnod & Co. Sass & Crawford. Ardmorc Dry Goods Co. J. H. Hamilton & Co., Shoes. Cincinnati ltackct Store. Baltimore Hnckot Storo. O. L. Dcnncs. Hardware. Noblo Dros. J U. Sprnglns & Co. Weeks IlroB. Nohr.d & Rollins, Quccnswaro. Drugs and Books. .J. II. Wall & Co. F. J. llamsoy. Homier & Ilonner. T. N. Coleman. Colennn Dros. Furniture. C. H. Jones & Ilro. Hall d llillls. Grocers. M. T. Folkcr. W. C. Kendall. J. A. Sklpwortli. A. A. Ualloy. ARTISTIC HOMES Aro never completn till furnished with Standard Bath and Porcelain Enameledware. MIlN'fS THE "riTANDAHD'' lino is mnde especially lor people who wnnt t'nulH(S8. snowy while ennmeledwiirf, price? uo hipher than tiHuiilly iisktd for (he enmmon kit d. Onr nnupleto Block of tho loteft desicred KOodB, i'h nwaiittr k your innr cctfoti, nnd.1 our txpert pluinberd will be pleneed to furnNl. plans and estimates fien. sum HMT MIS (0. H PURCELL, I.T. Wb WHOLESALE A H.I'AI.MKIt, Cimhlur W. A. WOt.VKUTON. ami Cnah'r so with the sanction and eond win tho undorslRnod merchants of Ard to civo the sum of J500 In hnrd cash tlmt shall securo tho greatest num. nako public rcoord thoroof nt least tho Merchants' $G00 Cash Prlxo Fund bo ont'.tlod to any voto lu thin W. A. Payno. It. T. Dallas. W. A. Clllllam. C. Crosby. U. F. Wymoro. i-undcrfi &. Howmnn. McCharon A Webster. J. M l.oyd. W. II. Utloy. W. M. I'ngo. Cold Storngo Markot. Miscellaneous. J. j. JiliiiRon, Saddlery ar.n Har- 1088 Kraley Ilros., I.Minhor. " ' ' D K. Allen, rvidEcman. ChaiifH Krrnor, Hutchor. Clins Hotchklss, Juwelrr. 1'. I). Tnrver, Jeweler. V. A. Pii.Je, Tinner. J J S .;fa, Tailor. Farthing ct Coonor, Tailors. I'nlcui.iu a F.vnus, Co ifect.CLers... T I. Sir.M.. liveryman. Tim .uloy. Mvurymu". Crt wr. I' ttling Works. Miss lain; Milliner. M - .Ii.mox Mllllnor. 1 Mrs. M. K. Spurguon, Mllllnor. The World's Stand ard of a good Flour. Tyler & Simpson Company. DISTRIBUTO RS.