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A CHRISTMAS SNAP.
This Crystal dims Cologne liottlc, overlaid with Sterl Ins bllver, three Mines Size of Cut Post paid for $1.25, Unn ot lliu mnuv lUriruln lu our New CatniuK't" uir Vl, 0011 t.i iilnk'oviTS.WK) lilunr.ltlonit of Jewlry, : It-Ul.m unit Hllver wire nulniule for Xmn -m J W. Illti 1'retcit Freo to .mv uthlrem uuua rvqueil, NOBBE & ROEMPKE, (laid and Silversmiths, Galveston, Tex. KsUUIIkIiuiI IS57. Ol if nt Jewelry Btorn In the SoutbwHat Our M.tll Order service ulTur you the unme ndrnntoife n n perminal vlilt to our vntablMutueut. I A CAKE WALK Ib not half so exciting as the way people are calling for NATIONAL STOVES. We ore placing them nil over the country. Thcv nre the only stoves mtule with Porcupine Fire Backs, they will last you longer. We want to pltiie one with you for nit adver tisement. We nre selling wngou loads of Household Goods. Bring your old stoves or anything else on New Goods. Out ol Town Stoves and Furniture Repaired same day DronsUb. Big Stocky Easy Payments and your Trade Appreciated. HALL & HILLIS, r Evervthiii to Keep House on, 'PHONE-10!. & Highways to Vehicle pachas n8. If yuti are thinking of buying a vehicle of any kind it will pay you to call and look over our stock of HYNES and BLEES CAR RIAGE CO' 3. Buggies, Surries. Hacks and Road Wagons. Also the Bain, Springfield, James & Grayham and Kentucky Farm Wagons. Every vehicle of these makes guaranteed by Stevens, Kennedy & Spragins Go. J. 0 0 fit A SUDDEN DROP In the weather will flu tl huudreds of homes without the comfort of Are, unless you use your good judgment by com ing here now and selecting n Heater from our magnificent stock of the world renowned Charter OaK Stoves. "For 53 Years the Standard." 0 Full Nickel Plated Heaters. Air Tight Wood Stoves, Plain Serviceable Office Stoves, Majestic Steel Ranges, Charter Oak Cooking Stoves. Stoves for coal, Stoves for wood and Combination Stoves. Ami, in fact everything from the Mujestic Steel Rouge to the old fashioned Dutch Oven. Don'' delny your purchase until everybody wants stoves. Come now and mnko your selection, me prices are cut early sales. at Williams, Goriin The Hardware Men. 122 EAST MAIN STREET. 0 m& .Si ... v t:, At ft to tue quick to hurry up I BATS IN ARABIA. Tlir U:i ttn t pi .-M'ntttc llllr. rr t hillinl iti.il tliti'lui'iMl. Tin , 1 A ri! ;.i:itl liiilni'ii ,irp rill'luMl with UiD 11 ii'.wiiiT 11- ooii a tlt"j .irt limn, iiiiil Hii-lf f.vcl.iN art' pnltilw'; I lien iiis'.tiul of ifiu:- lrnieil in s-ft Itaiiti- N tlu'.v nre winpiH'il In i-ullco nint tliil 1 ,i !ik- 11 iiitiullt- 'i Unlit t ti 11 1 tlijr iiiiiiict uiuvf IiiiihN ur rti't; tlii'ii Unlit IkhkU nre iut 011 tlicir liciuls with bliu1 bonds MWtil 011 tlio fnmt to kin'p o(T tlio ox II rye. Tlieso hnlilcs cry 11 t;oot drill, iiiitl 1 slioulil tlilnl; tliey would. Tlioy eniinot move, nml Mrs mid otlior liiHt'tm crawl over Uilmii nnd bite thru) and tliu sntid nets In tliclr vjna nnd hurts tlicin. When a buby I ulxiut six weeks old II micrllk'e Is olTurrd, nnd the baby's Imlr li cut nnd wclKbi'd, nnd the same weight In silver Is ulvon to the poor. If he Imsn't nion Imlr tlinn some of our six weeks' babies Its weight In cold or even diamonds mlnlit be Riven nnd not niiike the Hor much richer or the paivnts milcli oorcr. The mother puts cliunns on his neck nnd nrms, nnd a verso from the Koran Is written nnd put lu n little silver or leather case nnd liutiK nbout his neck to keep off evil. If he Is slcl; this Is his medicine: A verse from the Koran Is written with Ink on paper; then the Ink Is washed off, nml the Inky water Is given him to drink. I wish you could see the fun ny little cradles these babies sleep In! They nre iniule of date sticks fitted to Kclher. 'J'hc rockers are almost tint, so when the poor thins; Is rocked he li hi shaken up that It Is a wonder if he Is not t-easlek. I inn sure nny good American baby would rebel at such treatment. ltoeord of Christian Work. Orlitln of (In- Ten I. All ancient Talmudle legend relates that Adam on his expulsion from para dise cucountcrcil a cutting north wind, against which his scant girdle, of tig leaves proved poor protection. As he wistfully cast his eyes over the deso late plain of Slilnni' be perceived at a great distance n dead thorn bush, ltuuulug thither, he crouched behind It, and while still shivering be snw a wild nss come by. And Adam cried to the beast to lie down alongside nnd keep hlui warm. Hut the ass spake out ("for asses sometimes spake In those days ns since," salth the commentator), mid derided blm for not having a warm coat of fur, whereupon Adaui wnxed wroth and slev the ass with n piece of the thorn tree nnd. with teeth nnd nails stripping olT the nss' coat, wrapped It around himself. Hut to wurd noon, the sun growing hot and 11 scorching wind arising, Adnm con ceived the happy thought of banging the skin over the bush and reposing In the shade thereof, it was done, the tent wns Invented, and civilization be gan. Outing. Mm. SIiiiiIoii uuil tlml Clillilr.'ii. Ullzabcth Cady Stanton was fond of children, though not of bad ones. Once lu I'.oston she was calling on a young woman whose little son. a par ticularly vicious urchin, played nbout her while she conversed. The child would pull his mother's hair, kick and thump her, nor did he hesitate to try now and then these tricks upon Mrs. Stanton. She said calmly. "You arc a bad boy. aren't yon 7" "lie Is a bad boy," hU mother In a sad, hurt tone confessed. "I prefer bad children, though," said Mrs. Stanton. "Do you?" crlrd the young mother. "WbyV "Hocnusc." said Mrs. Stanton, "they nre usually sent out of the room." Chicago ltecord-llernld. I.iniKvvlty of AiiIiiiiiIn. Statistics of the longevity of nnlmals may not be very accurate, but they are Interesting reading. Among the larger species of cattle there U some approach to uniformity. Thus for the horse anil donkey the extreme limit Is nbout :!5 years nnd for horned cattle about !!0. Tor the dog It Is given ns li.", while sheep, goats, pigs and cats are grouped at 15. Among birds the disparities In length of life are very remnrkable. While a gooso may live to be 110 years of age, a sparrow 'J."i and a crow 100. ducks, hens and turkeys die of old age nt 12. The palm for longevity Is divid ed between the elephant nnd the pnr rot. which both often pass the century. The swan and the eagle also nre very long lived. Tnrlvi' Mlli'H nn Hour. At the beginning of the Inst century the royal college of Itavnrlnu phy sicians sought to forbid steam railway travel became It would Induce de lirium fui'lo-Miin among the passengers nnd drive the spectntors crazy, while an Kr.gllsh quarterly said that It would ns soon expect the people to suffer themselves to bo tied to one of Con grove's rockets ns to-trust themselves to the merry of a locomotive going nt the prodigious rate of twelve miles an hour. Wh- Tlu-- Purlcil. He- Their engagement Is broken olT. She -For what reason? "Why. he told her one night that when he was at his work her face was I'ver before blm." "Well?" "Why. he's a cartoonist!'-Yonkew ftntcmnau. K miu It-ilii. Knowledge ought to bring us happi ness, whether It brings us money or not; for knowledge Is life, nnd no man lives In this age who has not knowl edge; for Ignorance has neither life nor happiness more than comes to that which grazes lu n Held. Schoolmaster. Time never drags nor does life ever seem monotonous to those who are al ways working, thinking, leurulug and ?r,ulnr lnxwll'n TnllKinnn. A TEXAS WONDhi HAUU' GRET DISCOVKHY On- nmll botth- or The Te. lor, Mall's Grrnt tv ui.n. cur n Klihify and blmlder trouM'-a ruii"v.i t'rnvel. cures dialtjtrs, Hiiulnal -'iru elous, weak ami lame back, rhcti:un Usui ntnl nil Irregularities ot thy kla uoye and bladdor In both -voi.ir: am men. HegulntrA bladder trouble li children. If not 10I1I by your druggls' win no sent by raall on receipt of Jl Ono small bottlo Is two month' trat nient nnd will cure nny enso nbov mentioned. OK. B. W. HALL. Solo manufacturer, P. O. Uox 620. St Louts, Mo. Sold by nil druggicu. ftEAD THIO. Ardmoro, I. T.. Oct. 18, 1902. This is to certify ;hnt tho Texas Wonder, Hnll's Groat Discovery, curod two of my family of kidney nnd bind der trouble, and I can fully recoiu mond It to others suffering In same manner. Respectfully, B. J. STILWKLL. CITY ORDINANCE. lOrdlnance No. 1C2). An onllnanco providing for tho 10 moval of condemned properly. Ilo It ordained by tho council of tho city of Ardmoro: Section. 1. That horeuftor when any building, or anything else, Is con demned as a, nuisance, tho removal of which Is not already provided for, It shall bo U10 duty cl tho chief of po lice, within Uiroo days alter tlio con demnation of tlio same, to proceed to removo mich nulsanco, without notice to tlio owner thereof. Sec. 1!. Tho costs of the removal thereof shall be paid by tho owner of tho property and collected by suit In r.ny court of competent Jurisd.e' on. See. 3. Any person falling and re fusing to remove anything condemned ns a. nulsanco within tho tlmo nhovo described, shall be guilty of a mis demeanor, and upon conviction In tlio lK)llcc court, shall bo fined in any sum not more than $25.00. Soc. I. That this ordinance hball bo In full force nnd effect from and after Its assngo nnd publication. Passed and approved thla 21st day of Dec., 1903. It. W. DICK, Mayor. Attest: O. H. HUUCB, City Clerk. Published Doc. 22, 1903. Sometimes ono hearu unploainiv truths about ono's self without belli nblo to retaliate. A woman Is proud to seo eomo Imu' to her sldo tho man- whom ho ha' lift perfectly freo. If you are. fond of a woman, toll hor bo; It can not hurt you, and wli: mako her much happier. If thero were no fault flndors we should stagnate. To Imj contented you must be good friends with yourself. A MARVEL OF THE MAILS Grenl llUtniirra Tluit l.i-lliT. TriiTrl it( Similt Kxi-iiNe. If a man should start from New York and travel northward to Alnskn. then down the coast to California nnd take ship to Manila and follow the lines of travel to Hongkong, to Singapore, to Canton, to Tokyo, to Vladivostok, to St. Petersburg, to Vienna, to Lon don, to South Africa and finally to South America, touching on the way at several Pacllle and south Atlantic Islands nnd thence back to his starting point, he could travel a distance sever nl times greater than the circumference of the globe. If he ordered his mall forwarded to him nnd left correct ml dresses behind nt eneh place the letters would dutifully follow him and dually be delivered to blm In New York u few days after his own arrival there. AH that bo would have to pay extra for tills remarkable Journey of his mail would be n dollar or two In tolls, which would represent the charges for for warding exacted by some of the conn tries through which It passed. Theie are In the poit olllcc department at Washington the envelope of n letter which traveled In this way li'O.OOO miles nnd another which came safely through a trip of 12.,000 miles. St. Nicholas. a Ciihp ur ic lit it it it 11 u. The pretty baby had fullen asleep In' her perambulator In front of her fa ther's house on a fashionable street. Tho nurse was nowhere to bo seen. A slnbhlly di-eflsed man, chid In bind;, looked at all the windows and saw that tho blinds were drawn. 11 was the afternoon hour, when wealthy New York likes to drive In the park. "Ah!" lie exclaimed as hit crept utralthlly toward the sleeping child "If I ran only catch her before she wakes-so pretty, so peaceful! I know her father will be only too glad to pay my price!" In two seconds be stood before the baby carriage, drew a black box from beneath his coat and snapped n rubber bulb directly In the baby's face. Thc.i he put the black box beneath his run' mid walked away with a smile of su prouie vntlsfactlou. "(ice!" he cxcIuIuiimI. "Such nicU' Paddy will pay $U for u dozen of thos l-iiotogrnphs. curt thing!" New Yor;, , I ..1 Warning Order. In the United Slates District Court In the Indian Territory, Southern Dibtrlct. Henry Cromwell plaintiff vs. Iucy Ci fitiwell, defendant. The defendant Lucy Cromwell Is wnutcd to nppenr lu this ennrt In tlilr- ' days and answer the complaint of tho plaintiff, Henry Cromwell. Witness Hon. Hosoa Townseuil, Judge of wild court and tho seal there of Uil Mh day of Decoinbor, 1903. (Seal.) C. M. CAMPIIKLL, Clork. Hy W. S. CHOCK UTT, Deputy. Patrick 12. Wllhelm, Attorney. T. It. Hogan, Attorney for Non-Hes- dont ITrst published Doc. C, 1903. Frisco System to Guthrie Two Trains Dally. Tho capital of Oklahoma Is now reached via tho Frisco System 2:30 p. m. train from St. IiiiIb; tho 10:10 n 111. train from Kaunas City, arrive at Outhrlo S:0r; the 11. ,10 p m. train irom Kanaa City arrives 8:15 p. 111. The return bervlro to tho North and Kant Is equally convenient. On this now lino of railway, thirty eight miles distance from Chandler, tho following .stations are located, viz: Iwe, Dudley, Merrick, Icon I um nnd Taylor. Tho extension opons a now Hold In fertile Oklahoma, offering golden opportunities to those seeking homes or Investment. In purchasing tickets av.nl younscir of tho shortest nnd quickest route from St. Ix)uib or Kansas City. Frisco SyBtcm. 1131. Women nro moro ambitious in lo than men; not only do they wed f hiflrt, but they must share tho thoughtH an well. A man Isn't necessarily nn angel becnusu he ille.ii high. Any woman wltli a continuous smile itsually ha new Kloro teeth. HECTOR UF ST. LUKE'S. Ashburnham, Ontario, Testifies to the Good Qualities of Chamberlain's Cough rtemeo-y. Ashburnhani, Out., April 18, 1903. -I think It Is only right thnt I Hhould toll you what a wonderful effect Cham lorlaln's Cough Kenicdy has pioduced The day before Faster I was so dis icB8ed with a cold and cou;;h that 1 lid not think to be able to take mi) lutles tho next day, ns my voice wn Wmost choked by tho rough. The ame day I received on order Irom you or a bottlo of your cough remedy I it onco procured a snmp.e 1 1 nek about thren doses of tho medl flno. To my great relief tho cough mil cold hnd coniplotoly disappeared uid I was able to preach thrco times on Faster day. I know thin rapid au fffectlvo cure wns duo to your cough remedy. I make this testimonial with nit solicitation, being thankful to have found such a Ocd rent remedy Re spectfully yours, E. A. LANOMCL'iT. M. A.. Hector St. LuU-'s Churrli. To Chamberlain Medicine Co. This remedy Is for sale by F J. ttamsvy. Ardmoro Drug Co., W 1). Frame. Ntvw loo Urg nvr too m Alwiy Ju.t right. "Elastic" Bookcase, R. A. JONES. Fresh" Jersey butter at the West Bud Grocory, N St, S. W. 20-3 If thero Is anything ridiculous about a wig It Is tho head It covers. K0D0L digest what you eat. K0D0L cleanses, purifies, strengthen and sweet ens the stomach. K0D0L cures Indigestion, dys- p-.p.ila, and all stomach a:jd bswet troubles. KGD0L elsratesthB a..Iono( pie rulriG glands and gives tot-s to the digestive organs. K0D0L relleve n overworked stomach of ail nervous strain, gives to the heart a full, free and un'.rammeled action, nourishes the nervous svstem and feeds the brain. K0D0L ,s "le wonderful remedy that Is making so many sick people well and wrak people strong by giving lo their bodies allof the nourishment that is contained In the food they eat. Tour Dtalcr Cm Supply leu. Deities only. S t 00 Slzq holding 2! tlm. tho trlil mjo, which soils lor 50c nurture oklt t E. C. DeWITT & CO., CHICAGO Sold by all Druggists. Bankruptcy Notice. In tho District Court of the United States for tho Sonthoru District of Indian Territory. lu the matter of I. D Hilton, Imnlc nipt. In bankruptcy.. To the creditors of I. D. Hilton of iVtitMett. In the Chlcknuha division et huI.I district, i bankrupt. "otlco is hereby given thnt on tlm 14th day of December, A. D., 19U3 tho said I. I). Hilton wan duty adjudi cated a bankrupt, nnd that the first meeting or his rredllor will ho hold at the United States court house In Chlckasha 011 tho 29th day of Decem ber, A. D 1903, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, nt which time the said cred Horn may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine tho bank rupt nnd transact such other buslnes ns may properly come before said meeting. UOIIT. K. SCOFFKItN, Hofereo In Hnnkrttptcy Deremhor 16, 1903. PublisluM Deciunber 1C, 1903. Notice of Pint Mestlnrj of C 'editors In tho United States Court in th-i In dian Territory, Houtheni DtHtfirt, nt Pruls Valley. In ho matter of O. S. Coulter, bank rupt, In bankruptcy. To tho creditors of O. S. Coulter of Wynnowood, of fjouthoni district aforesaid, a bankrupt. Not!"o is hero- by given that on tho Hth diy of De remhor, A. 1). 1903, tho nald O. 8. Cuultor was duly ndjudtrated bank rupt, nnd that the Unit nceth'g of rredltora will m hold at Pauls Vr.lloy, lit tho Southern district, Indian Terri tory, on tho 24th day of December, A. D. 1903, at 10 o'clock In tho fore noon, nt which tlmo nnd place tho said creditors may attend, provo their clnlms, appoint a truslco, examine tho bankrupt, nnd transact such other business nn may properly como bofora snld meeting. YBKKER 15, TAYLOK Iteforeo in Dankruptcy First published Dec. Hi, 1902. desire to wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, many of them; with the hope that our goods have given complete satisfaction with the promise that we will work and work to keep your confidence, and always Your money back for anything not right. For nit by Burton-Peel Dry Goods Co. Ardmorc, I. T. BROWN &BRID6(SAfil Have moved into the new building next to Postoflicc and have opened up an up-to-date Undertaking estab lishment, and are ready to serve the public day or night on short notice. A beautiful line of Picture Mouldings will arrive in a day or two. Let us frame your pictures. A HOLIDAY VACATION ANYWHERE VIA THE ONE FARE PLUS $22 TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 19, 10, 21 AND 26, 1901 Li'iiTCO 30 Davb iiiom Datc or Ittuc TO ALL POINTS SOUTHEAST TO rOINlfc IN THE tT.TCO OT Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska Kansas. Missouri and Arkansas Denver, Colorado springs, pueblo Trinidad, col.. no intitbmioiatc point MANY POINTS IN OLD MEXICO 'OR INFORMATION, TIME CARDS, ETC., BCC SANTA FE AGENTS OH APDRC e W. S. KEENAN, G. P. A.. GAivirrori.Tiim