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A HAP"t HRISTMAS.
l thH i-ftsoii of the year ti. n Christmas In In tin nir when -cry oii h striving to nmko ivc-ry one else happy. I desire to ex press my appreciation for n year of generous busines and wish the iron hand of fate to withhold every dlmppolntment from my custo mers unit implore thr potron saint to vltdt ymi with a sonorous sup ply or prosperity. During the year 1 hnve kept a lemnrUubty clean and complete stock of tho best things in groceries, and niy efforts have not been without reward. The volumo Of business has even surpassed my expectations und among my holldny resolutions is ono to keep oven a bettor stock if possible and use every laudable effort to doublo my business during tho next year. t will make It to your Interest to trade wltn mo during tho y-ar 19 0 4. ni. ...oiv u-idirxi tnr n imniiv DirlhtmaB. 1 am yours most re- spoctfuily. ' J, B. SMART, Nearest Grocery Store to the I'oatofflco. t j- J. .J, .J. .J..J. f 'f T T 1- T V -.- 4 4 444444444 4 t Blank Books at Cut Prices. i We lind that we are carrying too large a stock of blank books for the needs of this community and while this is the season when there is the greatest demand for them, we want to unload as much as possible before taking inventory. To make it an object for you to buv all your blank, books here and now we will sell an item of this line in our stock at ONE-THIRD OFF. for the next fifteen days. Better look up your nofids nresentand isrospective, and take advant age of this clearance sale to get blank books at rock-bottom prices. F. J. RAMSEY, Druggist. COR. MAIN AND CADDO 'PHONE 30 X44444 4 444444444444 444444444444 4 44444444444 4444 4 44444 4 4444 PERSONAL MENTION. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 V 4 4 4 4 (I (3 Hoil-i- is In the iity fr mi Marietta. V. F. Welts oiime ovor today from D. 1". Rich was In tho elty today from Mnntmllle. A. II. Noflblt In in the elty today rom TlHhomlngo. F. Webster of Oxford, Mlns., Is In thec Ity on a visit to his son, S. W. Webster. Frank Harris Is hero from Mill Crook visiting 1i(h mother, Mrs. Arch Campbell. W. 1). Potter was at Tishomingo yes terday looking after tho sale of tlio fixtures of the Hank of tho Chickasaw Nation. B. S. Adams has returned from IiIh hunt and vacation nnd has got down work ugaln in the United States iu;irshal'ii office. Mrs. Thomas N'ormon nml little sou rheums, Jr., deiKirtod yesterday to visit with Mrs. Norman's brother, Fat B Withelm, nt Coal gate. Bddlo Frasler, eon of D. L. Frnsie-r, who has Just returned from Lima, Pe- ru, Is In tlio city and will spend tho holidays with his parents. Mrs. U N. Murdock lias returned from Oklahoma whew she lias been selling llfo Insurance for tho North' western National and will remain at homo during tho winter months. She has been very successful during the year and will take a deserved rest. In Nove.mTer bIio was awarded $50 In a six months' cash prlzo contest and ttio general agents of tho company, Mc llteo & Orler of Oklahoma City, rIvo expression to thoir appreciation her work by sending hor a lovely set of myw buggy harness nnd a lnprobe Good Things to Eat. lMro maplo syrup French peas. Whlto Swan com. Whlto Swan peas. Wapoo brand pears. Wapco brand peaches Grain nuts. Fruit crackers. Oranges. Cocoanuts. DananaB. Apples. Bwect potatoes. Irish potatoes. Huttor. Eggs. Figs. High grade flour and everything good to eat. PORTER STAPLES, au-3 Tho Hod Headed Grocer. I It coats nothing. You do not nave I to buy some article, as many think, to ve for a $1,000 polity in tlio Go to Dulard's for diamonds. 18-tf Got Marston to put the piers under your houso, 25o a loot. 9-lm. Our engraving department is pro pared to do all your holiday work In faultless style. NOLAN I) & ROLLINS. O Ono person can handto It without removing the book. Slobe-rmeke Elastic" Dookeascp R. A. JONES. .Kohu's is headiuartors for Christ mas candles, frultH, nuts and flre 'fforks. 20-5 Fresh flsh and oysters dally dellv rnrcd to any part of tho city. City Fleh Marlret, 200 West Main. 17-lni 1847 knives 18-ti and forks at $3.00 ai BULARU'S. nuslncss house for rent Lontrnlly located on Main street. Apply to J. W. Newconib. 15-C Kohn oi holiday candy. Mutual to tho most popular man in the city of Ardnioro. 18 Vctes are piling In for the moat IKipular man In Ardmore for the Ponn .Mutual policy. Don Lucy Is In the lead with Rov. Crawford u tloso hoc' end. Geuulno china goods, either in open stock or sots nico enough for n beau tlful Christmas present or New Year gift at NOLAND & ROLLINS. Kohn Is the candy man. 20-0 All goods sold, chargo at 18-tf engraved freo of DULARD'S. Cholco portions In pork, stenks roasts and fresh sldo dish meats Geo. Tu"ker's market. 2Q3 Finest Christmas boxes ever In tho city nt Knhu's 20 I will sell yon cakos for tho holiday cheaper (linn you can balto thiai 20-5 J. H. SPEIULE. o Sm1l tneugh for twenty bookr Large ansjgh for twnty thourxt. rc n clastic DOOKease, R. A. JONES. o Vote for tho Renovolent Society for tho Merchants' $500 contest. 11-lm Mlm RuiuseU Shlnholser lu oonven- 20-C Umtly located nnd well prepared . wat, jw millinery customers. Call rao west, itnu urocery is the place- ftmj i,or 09.3 to buy ogga nnl buttor at tho right prlco. 20-S Subscribe for tho Ardmorelte. il ONLY THE BEST "1 : 49 AAA AAA fl Harjclsorpe iii7C of Dolls and Holiday JUst received, at T. N. COLEMAN'S cods Dealer fn Pure Drugs. Mr hir to to to to to to SEEKS CALM RESPONSE BY MORPHINE ROUTE. Makes Effort to Sleep His Soul Av. at the Westhoff Hotel No Ren sons Given for the Seemingly Wishful Act. Wouldn't Old On It. Herry Hurton and his wife Sarah two old nogrc-OH living at 217 Ilurton street, southeast, nnl who own thoir little home, failed to pay their taxes nnd the property was advertised for B&lo. The day of sale camo and tho as sessor and collector wont down to sell it Ho found several men there who had gono to bid on tho place. Tho taxes amounted to $1.30 nnd tho old negro and wife, both about 80 yearn old, didn't even rcall.o what was about to tako place. Tliey looked so pitiful that tlio pooplo refuBod to bid on tho propery and U10 elty council at Its meeting yesterday Instructed tho ns- sessor and collector to not enforce tho collection of tho amount. Tho application of V, S. Ilurd, G. W, Laws, Jamoa I-aws, W. T. Hrooks, I A. Shannnrd and John Lounborg reovgnnlzo tho First National bank of Rroken Arrow, I. T., wltli a capital of $25,000 has boon approved by th comptroller of tho currency. Local Cotton iiarket. Tho cotlon market ojieuoil firm till morning with the prices higher than yesterday. IJnt cotton sold lor 11.75 to 12.10, while seed cotton brought C.C0 to 3.70. Tho receipts wfil bo to day about 7& bales.' Turkeys and cranberrlcH, the finest In the land, nt. Folkcr's. 20-: I IF YOU WANT f SOMETHING IL X Klrkiiatrlck. need 31) iearn Fox, lies at U10 WeaUioff hotel In an unconHclmus coikIIUoii from the pffecli of morphine twltton, evidently tnucu arly yesterday morning. From wlint his attending physician says ho cnmmt recover, and his hours can't bo many without a miracle. ! Mr. Westhoff stated to this reporter that Mr. Klrkpatrlck applied to him j about 7 c'rlork yesterday morning tor a room, ssiylng that ho was sleepy nnd would not like to be disturbed Ih foro night W n. (lu yn. Christmas Foot Wear s all rljclit, to says Santn Claa, when it tonus from Lynn's, til Shoes, Slip pers, Vtc, In point of style and durnlilll ty, nre unsurpassed, and In fit and com fort nre unapproachable by any other. n Xm s gift of a pair of nice Shoes or elegant .Slippers n sure to be apprcclat d and doubly so If the goods bear our name. ladleV I clt Slipper $1 and $1.50 Nice House Slipper's for Hen $1.50 LYNN, The Shoe Man H. S. Graham. InSUrC Your Property With GWYfN & GRAHAM GENERAL INSURANCE They represent the Oldijst and Bkst Kiuh, hiVK and Mr. Westhoff showed him Accioknt Ccinpiinies in tlio world. Call nnd sec us. a room and paid no more attention ' in tl)C NOHLE BUILDING. ' hlni until nbout nigni, wnen no . thought tho mnn hail slopt enough 1 When he rapped upon the door he could Ret no response, and finally. seeing that all efforts to avOuse Mr. 1 Klrkpatrlck were of no avail, he broke Into the room and found htm lying on I tlio bed In an unconscious stnte and 1 breathing very hard. 1 Mdlen aid was at once summoned ; and tho physlckm said Unit every in dication showed morphine potsun, 1 W. M. Kirkpatrk'k of Fox, 11 brother of tho unfortunate man, was telephon ed for and arrived hero this morning. Ho told us thnt ho attrlbued his broth-' er's actioiw to financial troubles. He; said he was 3'J years old and unmnr-' rled. M. T. I'ierce, a merchant of FK. va present at tho bedside nnd told u Unit tlio uufortunne man wns a clorlt In his store and -ame to town with ... .USE Plansifter Flour Because it is the best and made at home by Whaley Mill and Elevator Company. The Postal's Telegraph Code. The Postal Telegiaph company de .slro lo announce to their many pa trons nnd friends that they luivo on file at all their principal olllces In the ('lilted States and foreign land and ca- Homo cotton, and telephoned him from 1 hie olMce eoploH of the 1H0I eole, Is- Ardmore fliat ho wan going on to nued by the Freygnng-lienry company Wiltowright. Texas, to see his broth- ' san l-r:inrlKeo. This code l com er, J. u KirkpairicK. wno was a urug pHej to meet the demand lor a clpuer glsL co.le Hiilted to the riMpilromonts of all IjATKR Klrkpatrlck died today at lu.s f huslneM. Tho words, phrases noon and tho body was removed to al) j senti'iuvs have beeit carefully e- tho Taliaferro undertaking rooms and i i totl and arranged as to be Inimeut- prepareil for shipment to Rolls, To.. aity nvaihilile. The code words have where the remains will be interred. ivua selected from tlio official vocabu lary by export telegraph and cable WANTE T To buy safe. medium or Binall-Bltod iron TO RENT. Sovcn-room dwelling, good location, Mcldsh avenuo and Scott ntrcet, S. W. Four-room dwolllng, barn, storm house, RIghth nvonuo and U street, N. 1. Tollio Uatman. who was nnosteu , . . , , to last jnimmer on a charge of carrying a ,,,,, Ul(, iUlUKOr o( ,j8tnke In weapotiB and who ran tho extreme risk I tr!Uimn,Ht,loll, Tlu, t.oao contains over of Jumping from a passenger train 1 S(;ri (,()(1( paf;i.H wllt Ul01iO ml0H whllo en route to Jail to make his e I nri rr , r.fw, , p,ls,.)lllorH I The Reriifield Ayen&y, Real listate, Renta, Loans. Phone lai. ARnnORE. I. T cape, wan re-arrested today by Dap 1 illy House and placed in prison await tho Judgment of the coutt. to Tho friends of Mnx Mtiuzeholnioi' wero grloved this morning to hear ol his serious illness. Dr. Iloglo spent last night with h! in and tho greater part of today. Dr. Gllcreaso of Gaines ville wuh also called last night. He Is still In a precarious condition. Arthur, the little Mn of Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Mascn who has been very sick, was reported somewhat lKitter today but is not out of dnntjor yet. Good to Eat! (10 TO Solomon's Bakery. You must have Fruit Cahe For Christ mat!. We have the finest ever, made in Aril- f more. Also a. hi eat vnriety I of nil kinds of cuUoh. Our I stock of I Fine Candies I Can not lu surpafided. We I invite you to eal! and sen our ? ChristmiiB display of good I things to eat bv IS0L0M0N, I TI7C akcr. Rov. J. L. Keller and Rev. William Crawford departed tmlay for South McAlester to attend a board meeting of tho general Baptist convention of tho territory which convenes there to morrow. Kach will return to bo pres ent at their Sunday school exorcises on the evening of December 21. 1 :nxl are placed at your dispowil in their .principal olllcoa. you can pur chase a copy for a minimum c6t, to I) retained in your phico of business If do d eel rod. However, ibi Postal la not soliciting for anything cept tele graph Imsluc. They also haiv . 11 file a copy of the Ti'lrgi.iphle Sm lal ode. to be um .l In et-nncftim with the 11101 txle for tJtli- er ciible or telegraph huHlnesti, which Is placet r.t their general olllces, whlcli Is a most complete work for a social Interchange In cabling. An example shows fifty words reduced to live code words. These codes have been 011 tile with tho Postal at all their principal offi ces for tho past year or more, an ex- ihiihIvo Item, but they desire you to ivvnll yourself of their use frequently If of service to you, nnd gratis. Republican Love Feast. Last night the Republicans held an Ic formal meeting at tho court house and a regular love foast was ban. Pliny L. Soper. United States At torney for tho Northern district, was present, as was J. W. I locker of Pur cell and others from a distance. SpeeehcH wero made by Soper, Hooker, Judge Campbell, W. U. John sun and others ami a good tlnio waB had by everyone who attended. A lino lino of cigars for Clirlbtmtut smoking nt Kahn's. 20-C Fresh line of midwinter niiinnery at Miss Russell Shinholser's. 22-3 I have a stalk field upon which I will pasture ten hoad of horses or cat tlo from now until March. Apply JOI3 I1A8TIN, 22-2t. City Fish Market THE EAST SIDE RESTAURANT '. Tho llnost. California fruits ever In tho city at Kahn's. 2Q-ii For orders In head dross see holser. holiday raasn, .erade Miss Ktifwcll Shin .'3 Tho Modom Woodmon last night Initiated sovoral candidates und ac cepted eighteen now applicants. Tlio local camp will have a'publlc Installa tion of olllcertf and bauiiuot on Janu nry 1, being the 21st birthday of tho order. ! ... ... , ; I Xroas Present For Men Only v. i;r ft A box of "IILOO" CIUARS cost but $3 00 and will be n nice pns.-itit for ymrr friend. It Is made at home and is the RUST. Por sale at all Cigar Mores. 'it 0 0 X if,: 0 0 Factory 216 Main Street The "Kaly" Girl A Imniitlfiil plcturo In color (with out ndvor Ismi;), on iilutu papor, nult nlilofor frumlriif. MaHch an ainiro lirlalo llolliliy (lift. Hunt anywliero 011 rccoltit f lio (H-oitou Mtm roN, (Icnural I'aas. A tent M. K. .tT.lt f llnx 011. ST. r.Ol'IH, MO. Ardmore Fuel Yard, WOOD and GOAL, L. C. LcSURH, Pro?. 430 U Street N. W. Phone 310. t tlx The liit plnco In towji to : OEN'UINB FRENCH DRIP : COFFEE. : Meals at all Hours. Phono 21 1. KATIE WILLIAMS, Prop. ! ! : : ! (1111 Ilros., who have been conduct lug a general merchandise store at Wiley, havo moved their headquarters to Mllburn. 1 I iiiifHP' II PURCELU'lILUELWATOR CO, fM :- H PURCELL, I.T. U EADER The World's- Stand ard of a good Flour. Tyler & Simoson Company. WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS.