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MDNEY SUOOS, 1'ioprletor. Hsterod nt tho I'ogtofflco nt Ardtnoro m Second-class Ainu aur. November 2, 18B3. PublUbod every ntternoon (except Jsturday) and Sunday morning. Offlco of publication, North Wash hyrton street, Subscription Rates: Dss weok Ons month One year 15 CO 5 00 " Any erroneous roflcctlon upon tho .racicr or rupuiuuuu ui nuj which rany bo printed In tho Ardmoro Ue, or any artlclo based on reports that aro falso will bo gladly corrected 11 brought to Uio attention of tho pub lisher. Tho OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER of the United States Court for the Southoru Olatnct. Indian Territory; also for he Chickasaw Slock Association of xn Indian Territory, and the offlclal 'tjran of tho city. TIM 25 TAULB. dulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway. (Southbound.) tlveston Chicago lCxp...3:40 n. ni. Cleburne & K. C. 13xp. .'. . . .4:40 p. in. (Northbound.) -alveston & Chicago Exp. .12:35 a. m. C'l.-burno & K. C. Bxp 1I:M p. tn. Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway. Arrive at Ardmoro 1:35 p. in. vavo Ardmore 3:u0 p. tn. Local frelnht carrying passengers ii80. No tralus on Sundays. Arkansas and Choctaw Railway. Ixavo Ardmore dally 8:30 n. m. Arr. Ardmoro dally 12:10 p. in. Leave Ardmore daily 2: 3D p. in. Arr Ardmoro dally 5:2G p. m. Mixed Train 1a: Ardmore. .0:00 a. m. Mixed Train Arr Ardmore. .C:00 p. ra. All United States malls close :n minutes prior to train time. Hereafter the malls wll! bo closed n 9 p. in. Instead of 8 p. m. as form er, y. I). RBDPIKI..D, I. M. TERMS OF U. S. COURT. At Ada lieglns September 28. 1903 holds two weeks, and February l.p, i "'I, holds three weeks. At TicHomm'jo Begins October 19, ''. and hoS two weeks, and Kob M.ny 29, 1001, and holds three weeks. At Chickasha Regtus November 2, lroy, and March 21, 1901, each term t iO weeks. At Ryan Regius November 1C. Uu.'., und April 4, 1U04, one week nacta term. At Purcell Hoftins November 23, 19i 3, and April 11, 1901, each term one week. At Paula Valley Heglns November SO, 1!)03, nnd April 18, 1001, throe weeks at each term. At Ardmore Heglns December 21, 1903, nnd May 9, 1001, seven woekn each term. Uso tho ljong Dlstnnco Telephone ud call up Thono No. 5, If you want tho Ardmorolto. If you turn In n llro alarm by tolo phone, don't call for tho llro dopnrt roont. but toll "Central" where u flro Is. h. C. SLAUGHTER, Chief Ardmore, Thursday, December 10. Train colllslonH In fogs appear to oc cur oh froiueutly n.H there aro foR. Tralnu In tho North appear to bo run by lookout rather than by schedule. It's a poor day Hint a new oil dis covery Is not reported from tho Indian Torrltory. Tho Intent Is near Sudden, whero a fino ipiality of oil hnH been dlRooverod nt a depth of only 90 feet, Tho unoxpoctoo! has aRaln 11111)110110(1. A Hopiibllean lin rellniUlHlietl a pen lon of bin own fivo will, flovornor JUls.s of Michigan Is tn man, Tiiero (a j yet no talk of an Inqulremlo de lunatlco. .ImnoH K. .lone, chairman of tho DomocrutU- national committee, huts iBuel a call for tho committee, to moot p Wnalilngtcm January 12, for the purposo of decldhiK nion the time and plaeo of holding the national ooiimmi tinn In yostwlay'H Anlmorelte 11 rIowIuk error appninsl In n houdllno on tin llret pa go whleJi read "Tho Hankruptcy RuRlnetw." Tho lino fhould havo nmd 'Tho Ranking llUHlnowi." Tlio error wan not dlKcoverel until the ontlro in ..no wax prliilisl. honco this statoment. MaJoHtenoml Wd, In addition to otlior troubles which besot him, has Uhmi mado thu butt of many puns by Uio neVNHpapor panigrnplierH. Ono man wiyn, "In the eyi of his onemiu.s Wwd 1h very knotty." whllo another thinks perhaps Ceneral Wool will pfue Well, iKrhapH he will, If bo doesn't spruco up a bit. Cedar iMlnt? An instance of Uie iinietlval work niK.s of Pruslilent lloosovelt's negw 1K1I y t oiiieri from WoMhingtou. Wil liam Korgnson, an Alabama negro, wn-s iipiMMntiml nt Uie prendent's oe- whito womuu oniployo requesting that Hi ban imt boon dismissed for huv ing written a note to one of thu young white womon cm ploy vs requestnc that ho bo aliowoil Ui call on ber. Tho young wniiimn Miffering from the ahaino nn l humiliation of thelttHoewit heoHtej pnHtntd nnd Is now umtor Urn-flare of a phyiilolnn. I I THE GOSPEL AND FOOTBALL. ! -pi... r.-.iinll t.am of IlOU'liti-1. nno juf the Ohio allege, ban been coach ed duiiiiK tho season by r minister tho gospel. The minister is o or iho rw who haw wn l'h c lor football, bnmball and track ath IHI. Tho nun of the team, loud In thi lr praises of their co&eh, aoknowl tho beginning of the sou Uioy fretted a littlo uudor Uio re straint they, theinsolves, reu ouhbuu to put upon their tongue. An "occn slonnl "cub" world wotilU slip out In splto rf their good Intentions, but tlio Itev." Coach ottered no censure, no tfcd nono of tho littlo Itinccurnelos of siieeoii, but boro down hard upon errom In tho game. Tho men lived through the fall nnd ih w1lese miner publishes at tho season's close Uw following editorial: It Is a Wtter of fact that on ath- Irtlc fiehta, epcraily In football sen OH. nrufanlty I IkiuihI to bo hoard. Thla your on Ifcichtel Held after the first week or so of ivractlre. there was an entire alwonoe of this foolish thmishtfulnew. It Is not iineomtmn fur football couches to cuss their men att tn Insttlro ilkein wlUi fear anil dread by unheard-of combinations of 'cusa words.' This year nothing of tho kind whs heard. The standard of football moral was surely raised." Church restaurants, church billiard rooms. Iwth and bowling alleys are ww king woiMlerful reforms, but a re form worked stonily nud rapidly upon a cullcKO RtJilctlc Held Is something now. If Uio nthlette minister win clean tho Ungllsh footlmll elevens. ami leavo tho elevens delighted with tho reform, let tho good work go on. Tho minister of Uio goaiiel who In also a trained nihleto and van gnln the respect and admiration of college men will find new worlds to conquer Kansas City World. KNOCK THE TW0-8TATE THKORY Insldo Information relative to plans. rauciuK'H &iid conferences over lh .statehood problem for Oklahoma and Indian Torrltory Im leaking out. Tho latest plan Is to prevent the formtttion of two Ktato by almltting Oklahomn Territory anil Uu Creek and Seminole nations as ono state. These two na tions are claimed to have a Keptihllcau majority of from 5,000 to 10,000, and It is thought Hint Uiis majority would oviiroomo tho Democratic majority which now oxlsts In Oldnhomu Terri tory. Thl not. It Is concluded, would mnko It lni)onililo to ereate it sopai' ato statu out. of the remaining portions of Indian Territory. Therefore the MiKKcwtltm hari betni advanced to amend .MHIiilre'x sluteho.xl bill bo ns to extend Hie boundary line of Ok lahoma a 1 on ml Indian Territory, hold ing the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Cherokco nations a Indian reserva tions within tho state. v Ye godw and little HhIioh. will the war never end? And, too, thin proposition has been submitted to I'roHldent JtooBOvelt, who heartily endorses It and will work to that end. Senator lloverldge, Speaker Cauuoin Reproscntntlvo Ham ilton of Mlchlgnn, ohalrmnu of tho territorial committer) of Uio hou.-ic, Chairman l'ayno of tho ways and meaiiB commlttiH) and othor Hcpubllcnn loudorrt all concur In such a proposi tion. Hven MeCtilro of Oklahoma fa- vorn It. So eager aro somo of tho DomocratH to havo this statehood mat ter settled that It Is feared there may not bo opiKisitlou sulllclcut to defeat tho measure, which may bo passed on tlio linos oh indicated. Such 11 bill If pastted would bo an outrago upon freedom, upon the ninny thousands of American citizens In those nations who are in a manner helpless to remedy tho wrong. A largo number of steers will bo wintered in tho Indian Territory, but n fewer number than usual will be fed. The cattlemen of the Teirltory sny that the abundance of rough feed will enable ilieni to carry their stool; through In good shapo without any grain 01' other food. Among tho big outrilx who are wintering large herds thorn this winter Is the firm of llnlrd iQ- Worn of Cray Horse, who hnve a stvlng of 2,001) head of extra good steers, homo -f which they will feed on cotton seoxl meal. Kort Worth Tel egram. Tho high prlco being paid for cot ton may bo hard 011 the consumer, but It biTngs the "smile that won't eo mo off" lo the face of th grower. At Ban Augustine a day or two ago n negri' disposed of two iMle of cot ton to Messrs. l'orehcr & Downs for a iiisldcrot!on of $113.30. Wheu Mr Rurke of the Mini wa counting down Uio wonoy tho negro burst Into a lou.l Inush and exclaimed, with hln delight tvl eyos' fairly p. pplng from his head. "Golly. Ross, dat's too nuicn. uin'i It?" Onll and exam I lie tho beautiful line o' bathroom fixture nt price so low tht ynu will l surprised, 8TI0VI5NS, KHKNNltliV & SPHAO - INS COMPANY 10-8 ALDUT THE WOMEN Tli, .hii v. ni ii of the Indian 1 rltory nut at Ardmore Saturda t decide whether or not they would code from the Oklahoma fetlerntion After maturo dlwussl- n thy decided Ui remain a part of the Oklahoma federation South McAloster Capital. Now hero Is news with n vongoance and from a source we did not thing guilty of Tulsafylng. The Capital should exercise greater core In hand ling facts, opecmlly when thoy don't exist. The club womon of the Indian Territory did not meet In Ardmoro lest Saturdny at all. Tho convention was culled Tor today, Thursday, Dt comlK'r 10, nnd a few nirlvnls nro now 1m tho city. Tho meeting, to decide wiiPthor or not they will soeodo from tho Oklahoma foileratlon, which has been thrust uKn our club women against their will and favor, will be held at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Whother after mature dlsctwton Uioy will de ride to remain as a part of the Okla homa federation is not ynt known, but If the- voice of A'dmrre women Is hoanj Ihoy rortalnly will so decide. Tho modern merchant who never ad vertises escape a lot of (rouble. He mny keep out of somo of It without In truding to do anything of the sort. but he cscaives It Just tho immu. He gets rid of tho trouble of preparing advert Isetnent. ami, of course, has no worry about changing them nnd keeping then frosh and uinto-dnte. Ho Is not bothered about Uio way his advertisement aro printed, nor Uio position they occupy. Ho can sny wlUi much tnithfiilnea. that It Is no trouble, to show goods, for ho Is seldom asked to show any. Rut his greatest saving of trouble Is In not having to sell goods to people who stay away, but who would come to his store If ho advertised. Then, as ho sells few goods, he has few goods to buy, and there Is more trouble saved. He never ha the trouble of selecting any paying a largo staff of assistance. He gets Hd of Uie trouble or having to pny for advertising. Finally he nev er has tho trouble' of enlarging his store, or of removing to a bigger one and It is very little trouble to count his monoy. KeUll Advertiser. Tho lieople of the two territorial 011 the south may take prido In the fa;t tbnt sentiment throughout Uie country In universally in favor of otatehocd for lioth. The expression from the St. Ixvuls l'ost-Dlspatch shows how that ncAvapaper stands on Uio ques tion: "Whatever may lie tho merits of uhe various measures as to detail ono thing Is certain: The people of Indian Territory and Oklahoma shotili? be no longer kept in .1 status which is Intolerable. Statehood for ono cr both, or the grant of self-government to a degree answering lo the ordlnaiy icqulremeiits of civilization Is Imper atively demanded. Tho population is more tlinu hiillUient and Is growing rapidly. RnterprlHOs oT grent magni tude are under way and n settled status Is needed to enable them to de velop Uio resources of tho country. I-'lnnlly. tho question of public Institu tions for the caro of defectives the alck, Insane and feeble-minded Is crying out for attention. Congress owes a duty to the pcoplo 01 Okla homa and Indian Territory which can no longer bo honorably evaded 1'iompt action Is called for." Blizzard Headed South. The weather prognoRtlrntorfi aro prophesying a reniarUablo drop In tho mercury for next week, and are kind j enough to hoikI out a note of warn ing. They nay n blizzard Is sweep ing southward ami railroad havo In en urged to prepare lor It. The storm Ik foreennted for thin terrltoiy between Dee. 11 and IS, and It is Htated that, the thcrmoniuter will drop to a low point and .probably re main there for several dnys. Just how much dependnnce can be plactsl (li this niiiiouncement remaliiH to be seen, but the ralliMads are tak ing tlmo by the forelock nnd aro re ducing tonnage on their trains In or der not to be caught with any heavy tciiiiK should the blizzard materialize. Southern railroads sufTer more from a temperature of 10 above zero with snow in the air than northern roads do when the thermometer Is down to 1il below, Iho reason being that tlio southern roads aro not usually piopared for such storms. Next week will Hhow whether or not the fore caster known his business. , Wo havo Jut received for our new piuinmiiK stock a carload or sewer tlio, a cnrload of soil plie, a carload of water plpo and a carload of othor piiimitiiiK siipidies, and thoy wore txtight at a much better price thnn local shipments can bo had and wo Hvpectto give our cuitomoin tuohnoflt of tho right price. Call and oe 111 beforo you buy. 8THVHNH, KKNXI51U.Y & SPItAG INS COMPANY. lo-.: You always buy for a UIU loss when you buy hoi. atop In and price our Charier oak Jioalrs. Wllllnmg, Corhn & Co. IfifS MARKET REPORT 1 1 Reported by S. 13. Donnolly & Co., ' commission merchants. Oalnevlllo and Ardmore COTTON MARKET. Liverpool Futures, OPKN. '1 P.M. CIAJSK. Jan. Fob. 0,37 0.30 0.10-11 Feb. Moll. 11.30 0.36 11.30 Mull. A pi. 6.30 IS 37 (1.33 Apl. May 6 31 0.35 8.30 May Juno 0X1 0 31 0.31-35 June July 0.30 0 31 0.22 23 July Aug. 27 DC10.30 0.1S Aug. Hop. 0.M 0.1G . . Sop. Oct, 6 63 .... Oct. Nov. G 0.-) 5 8i . . . I Nov. Doc. 6.11 ii.lfl 0G1.S Dec. Jan. 5.11 f.l0 d.ll.-IG Spots easy. Miat). O.La, BalQP 7,000 33,000. liccctp-x 37,000. Am New York Kutures. MONTH OPHN Jim 12c. Pub 12.M Mcll 12.19 April 12.S Mny 12 23 Juno July ....12,25 Aug 11 05 Oct Nov Doc 11 01! CI.OHK U.OIi-12 12.00 II 12.20 21 12.23.25 12 27.2S 12 2 I.JO 12.2j-S0 11 02 03 I1.8VM1 Spots quiot. Mid. 12 25. Male 310 f. 0. b New Orleans Futures. MONTH OI'HN CL03K Jail 12.07 12.07-8 Fob 12.22-21 Mch 12.11 12 37-38 April 12.10 12 13 li May 12.60 12 10 8 Juno .... 12.-3 55 July ltt.Ul 12.50 60 A U 12.20 Oct Nov Deo lite . ll.tf-f7 Snot" unlet. Mids. Uio. ales. l.lflO. f. o. t. ... Chicago Qrafn Market. WHHAT. 8a pt Dec aoj May 9U OOUK. Scpr. Oec 1H May 121 ... oath. Sept Deo 3i May, 301 79i m iii 3lt Local Cotton Market. The cotton mnrket opened ensy this morning and Home fifteen or twenty poluU down and closed In tho name cMidltlon. l.lnt cotton sold lor 11.25 te 11.50 while seed cotton brought an high as 3.05. Receipts for tTie day :0"Mit 1O0 bale. Itemembor Uio big cost sale at tne Halt I more ltachet Storo begins nt 8 o'clock sharp Friday morning. Coalgate-Ada Train Service. Tho Knty extension from CoaJgato to Ada was turnel over to tho com pany by the contractors this morning. mixed train servlco has b:ea estab lished between CoalKato an'. Ada. Tho train will leavo Calcic at a a. in., and arrivo at Adi at 11.15 a. m. Petunilng train will leave Ala nt 2 30 p. in. nn.l arrive at Cotilpp'o at 5:15 P m. Licensed to Wed. NY. I). Lynch nnd Flora English, Oit. ,1. It. Wilkinson nnd Kntlo lllack- slone, Miulow. JameM Dlnnd nnd 1 Initio I). Smith, Clilcknsha. William A. lVrguson and Viola P Cross, Chlckasha. Hufim Paul Kstor and Kllzn Orear- cock, Chlckasha. J. K. Yource, Graham, and Ada J. Taylor, Elk. J. tS. Howinnn und Mary Francos Mix. Unssett. I. 11. Iteece and OUIe May Shipley, Tishomingo. Jim McCJendon nud Lucy Hendon, Madlll. li. 1). Wicods, Oakland, and Nora flrown, Conncrvllle. The Lone Star State. Down In Toitns at Yoaltum la 11 big dry goods firm of which Mr. J. M. Ilallor is tho head. Mr. Haller, on ono of his trios East to buy goods, said to n friend who was with him In the palaco car: "Horo. tako ono of these Littlo ISnrly Risers upon rotlrlng and you will bo up early In tho morning fooling Rxod." For tho "dnrh brown ' taste, headache and that logy fecMiiB DoWltfs Uttlo Knrly Hlsers nro tho boat pills to uno. Sold by nil dealer.-, Now wouldn't this freckle your n !? A Territory town girl was vlelllug out p. tho country, nnd back of tho bnrn In n cow lot she saw somo frisky calves. "Oh. Uie pretty, sweet lit tlo eowlou!" sho exclnlmod. "Tin 111 nin't cowlets." gruffly oxclnlmed tho hired mnn, "thorn's bullota." Subscrlbo for tho Ardmorolto, Gckid! - Insurance - Agents Office Up sinks In new l.cdbctter bulldluz, Second (alrvny west of the Wlilttlugtoti. I ARDIVSOBE; : A CHRISTMAS SNAP. This Crystal (lias Cologne Uottle, overlaid with Sterl ing silver, Three Times Sl.e of Cut Post paid for $1.25. ()ni'il tlio mnnv II inralna In uurNmv CitukiiiK fur i:0l, ion turning ivi-r I.') lilnniriilliini. of Jewelry. Cut-Olnas nnd Hllvr wiirn hjI'iiIiIu for Xiinm nnd Wt'dillnr Presents Kroo lo nny Idrets iipou ri'iiiict, NOBBE & ROEMPKE, (loldand Sllvcrsmltlis, Galveston, Tex. I- -1 .lil.nlx'd Ol'loiit Jewelrj- Htor In tlio Sntithwest I'ur ! ill Order t-ervlce offers loll the nnmc iidvnntHKe as 11 pcit'inil iHlt to our iMtabllshiin-iit. r READY FOR REPAIRS. th" tni'st work e -in 11 Mif ! ;i 'runted t cave. Ad work tfunrnn tccd in d inites the iowc-t D. E. ALLEN. Phono iro. I You May EEriv& Homo JL .ti!J .11 gi wuii a wagon uiai every oouy lascs on ills nat t 1 it "is vr " trauc with us. Wo incnts but tho experience we LV Stuilebaker VehicBes and Harness warrants us in putting it strong. That experience proves Hint notiiinir satisfies so well as Studcbakers. Wo don't nerd to tc-lt vou that they are honest goods. When you have mado your jv.11 ehaso you go home satisfied and stay satisfied. That's the kind i cu.itomers we need in the building of our business. Tliat'a wh" ; 'audio the Studcbaker line. , " , 0 you need something? Lot us figure on !t with vou. SSQBLE BROS., ARDMORE, K. r ' '"idtinkrr r not frIil to Lnndtlirlr product with the iijii.s KtudtVc? u. tut vi EC I'.-itB ui, jugrjgu im yuur.D n yumruiipn HOLIDAY EXCURSIONS. LOCAL Open into of fare m;d one thiidfor tho round rip with maximum si Unix rate of $3,50 between points within n distance of 100 a iks, ai.-d rut of u& fare plus 50c for the rout d l rip betwetn points oiusuie of ihut radius nud within a distance of 200 miles. Tickets on Sale Dec. 24, 25 nnd 31, 1003 anil Jan. 1, ioo.j. Return Limit Jan, .), 190.). NORTH- EAST AND SOUTHEAST Trip to point In IlllnolH, Iowa, K'nn- aH, Minncfiita, .MlMHuurl, Nidiranka, Colorado nnd nil anutehautern HtatCH. Tickets on sale Dec. 10,-20,21 and 26 limited 30 days from date of sale Students and Teachers EftiFSS 'ZX authorized fur tho bemlH of students aud tenohera of Unlvernltica, Colleges and Seminaries deslilng to s.pcnd tho holidays at home. Tickets will be sold only on presentation of certlllcato of tho pro per official of the lns-titntlon. Tlctcot.i on salo tho closing day of tho ltiBtutlon and tho day fol owing. thorough, prncllcul trnlnlna nohoul, ooiuidc-to and up to dato In cvorv depurlniont D-iv nnd nlirlit itchool tho entlro your. I)uy iitlidls nttemt nlcht nchoid wltliom mini iinnrKoii. Tuition $7.50 per month or l for unllmlUil acliolurnhlp. Hoard lo to I ISM our month. No vacation. Vuidln may enter at unyuuio. ISvury iu;dl la idncoil on hl rim or may ndrance u rapidly a Ids ulillliy will permit. Thorough tralnltu; In Hhoiteat tlmo connlalent with olllcli-nvy. lleforenoes Any lianlc or liuatnean linn In bnluesillln. Korcatulosue addierx, n. P. BELVIDQK. A M..lrcld6nt. nalneavlllo. Teaax. : : IND. TER. Tho time to litivo oiir curriuRe put in repnir i-i when j on need it luuaf. I'lint time te iippronchinir. We mny be n bit eiirly, but wo want you to know that ve are equipped to do enr nnne repah'iiiK in nil its branches. We understuud curine cunstruction mid ll'l UroadwMVi S3 mm-- aro not lmvcii to cxtravn .'tut- have had soiling inftiyou nave & vrnirlo ollrui aluii 4 il uur'lt. Full information on request. J. S, McNALLY. Dlv. Pass. Agt. Oklahoma City. (iEO. II. LEG, Gen. Pass. Ajjt.. Little Reck. Ark,