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im vbmttilt. CHALLENGE THE WORLU We arc the Hcst'. Wheeler & Wilson CARNiVAL PLEASURE Sewing on the W heeler & Wilson, VOLUME XJ. H,ft ONKY HUOOB. AliDMORK INJ). TEH.. THURSDAY K VEXING, JUNE II. IDIM SUBSCRIPTION 50G PER MONTH NUMBER im Horni iiTORt MASKED MEN WRECK THE EXPRESS CAR WITH DYNAMITE. Get Bag of Specie Shoot Brakeman, ..The Highwaymen Flee to the Mountains in Colorado Sher iff and Posse in Pursuit. Donver, Colo., June S. Denver and Ulo Grande passenger train So. G, west bound from Donvor was held up by Ave masked men five miles west of Parachute, a small fruit station midway between Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. Ono sealed bag containing specie was taken from tho express safe, which was dynamited. The express car was badly wrecked by dynamite. Lut the robbers were forced to take to tho mountains before they could .gather up the valuables In the rear. When the train reached n point threo miles west of Parachute last night two masked men crawled over the tender of tho engine. They plac oil six shooters to the head cf Kiip noer Allison and his fireman and de manded that flio train e stoppeo. Three men were waiting on tho ten der and as the train stopped they quickly ran back and uncoupled the xpross and baggage cars. Those cars, with the engine, were run two ml I os further west. The members of tho train crew wero ordered to romatn with iho pat songor coaches on pain of being shot. When tho point selected for tlio dy namiting of tho expres' car was reach ed tho englueor and fireman were ordered down. Ono of tho robbers then covered them wltS six-shooters. Tho remainder of tho gang went to tho express car. Messenger I). M. Shea cf tnls city refused to open the car door upon demand and piled baggage up In front of tho door. The robbers placed a stick' of dynamite at the side door of tho car. Tho entire door was blown away with a terrible crash. Half a dozen trunks whfch had boon idled up against tho door wero demolished and their contents scattered ovorthe car. Tho grodt Iron combination safe was the only one In tho car. The rob bora showed that they wero conver sant with conditions on tho road, for they did not even make a Tlemand of the messenger to open tho safe. They know that he did not l.avo tho combination. They can only bo open ed In Denver anil In Salt I-ako City. A stick of dynamlto wns placed against tho lock of tho safo Hero again tho robbers showed their dis regard of dynamite. Half tho explo slvo would have done tho work. Just nt this point Urakeman Shel lonbarger, who had been ordered to roniain with the passenger coaches, two mflos bohinl, camo running up tho track canylng a lantern. One of tho robbers shot at him. He was wounded in tho leg and Is now In tho hospital at Grand Junction. When tho robbers saw that the train crow wero coming thoy fled to L. P. ANDERSON, President. B. F. FRENSLEY, Vlce-Prei C. L. ANDERSON, Cashier. C. 8. MAUPIN, Ais't Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Ardmore, Indian Territory. Designated Depository for Bankrupt Funds of Chickasaw Nation Capital r aid in $ 60,000 00 Surt it ? Funds lRn.onn no Total .$240,000.00 The iMp ir in Indian Territory. Accounts of hrms and mril ;ldual oip" it 1 1 nn the most liberal terms consisting with good .snV Inu. W. S. WOLVERTON & SON, insurance. Bonds, Real Estate AMD ABSTRACTS. The LartfeH' and Stronuest Ayenov In tlie Two Territories Managers, Ardmore Abstract Co. ii.c mountains. One of them, n. ln Jumped from the express car. grab bed one sealed bag which had bei ti blown clear out of the safe. This Is tho only thing of value which was taken. The engineer and the others who had been under tho aim of flie rob bers went to the nld of Shellenbarger. who had fallen whero ho was shot. After tho holdup, tho engine. Img gage and express cars backed In to Parachute, whore the alarm was gl en to tho railroad olllclals. Head quarters at Grand Junction, Sallda, Pueblo and Tonvor were notified. The scene of tho robbery was but COO yards from the flow of tho Grand river, and it Is believed that tho rob bers had a Ioat secretod In tno Grand and that they used this to cross tho river, destroying It after they had crossed. INSANE MAN AT PURCELL. Tries to Kill His Wife Now Con fined in U. S. Jail. Spoclal to the Ardmorcltc. Purcell, I. T.. Juno S John H. Mc Kee, a laborer residing In tho south part of the city, has recently shown symptoms of Insanity. For somo time he has been performing acts that only an insane man would do, leaving homo early In tho morning and re turning home at night, would glvo no account of where ho had been during tho day, but would threaten his wife and children with death, should they refuse to comply with his various re quests, f-asl n I gut he proceeded to tho wnrohouso of the Purcell Mill & Ele vator company, selecting cue sack of each brand of Hour and feed In the house, wns preparing to remove same to his homo when night watchman Ingle arrestod him placing him In tho city Jail. Ho did not remain thoro very long breaking a large lock on tho Inside and removing the bars from a small window ho escaped, returned homo and mado an assault on Tils wife. with a hammer. Fortunately sho escoped from him, but not beforo ho had struck her a violent blow with the hamer. She called Marshal DIckerson, who stimir.oned asslstanco after a hard fight iucceoded In landing him In tho U. S. Jail whero ho was placed in tho steel cage. Ho will be held to answer the chargo of assault to kill. ThU wfll lie an opportunity to soo how tho recent act of congress re lntlng to the care of tho Insane In tho Indian Territory will bo applied Heretofore It was nocossary -or nn insane pors-n to commit a felony bO' fore tho U. S. court could take Juris. diction over the porson, but tho ro cent act provides that thoy snail be eare.l for under tho direction of the secretary of tho Interior. Tho recent copious rains hnve brought the wheat and oats out much better thnn promised a month ago. Harvest will comraencG In tho next ( ten days and fields that gave promise of but small yield will now glvo at lea3t n two-thtrds crop. It Is estima ted that tho wheat yield will ho from ton to fifteen bushels per ncro and oats from 25 to CO bushels per acre. Very little damage la reported ex cept In tho bottoms, and cctton and corn nover had a bettor start, so say tho farmers. HE FIGHTING ON THE OUTPOSTS HAVE SUD DENLY CEASED. Armies In Touch and Ready to Strike, Impending Battle to Decide Fate cf Campaign Chinese For bidden to Aid Japs st. Petersburg. June S. Nothing Is known here of the various minors to the effect that Port Arthur has fallen but It is not considered Ktsll)le at this time. St. Petersburg, June S. Reports of sorties from and attacks on Port Ar thur aro coming from various sour ces and aro creating the liveliest in terest. Tho government nut having tlio means of communication with tho fortress accepts them with reserve. Tho authorities generally believe the reported march of events In front of Port Arthur Is a llttlo too rapid. Tho tension over tho situation at the the ater of war Is manifestly Increasing. Tho general staff Is "becoming more reticent and the public Is convinced an Important battle which niay u ride the fate of (ho campaign Is Im pending. Tho outpost .engagements betweon the main armlos of Oenerais Knro patkln and Kurokl have suildon'y ceased. Such a lull frequently oc curs after two armies have been f some time In touch and Just before they are leady to strike. Genera Kurokl has not yet moved according to tho latest advices but Is drawing In his skirmishers as though pre paring to do so. Developments on the lower part of Mao Tung peninsula may determine when and whero tho two armies como Into collision. Oonornl Kuropatkln, elnbcrately for tified In his position at l.lao Yang, anticipated tho possible forward move ment on tho part of Kurokl and the army he landed at Takushan. but Ku rokl's failure to assume the nggres slvo and tho approach cf tho rainy season, which will stop operations, ns well as a prossuro to Impede Gen oral Ok'u's army, may navo boon de termined factors Tli dispatching tho forces southward, tho strength of which Is ns much of a mystery ns evo.v The Japanese apparently aro not nvorso to this advance, hnving al ready withdrawn befcro It to Wafan dlan. If Kurokl should push In be hind this force acros.? tho head of the I.Iiio Tung peninsula, Kuropatkln, In tho opinion of tho military experts, with nothing to fear In the Hank. 1 certain to ccme down from tho north nnd a decisive battle might occur In tho neighborhood of Hal Cheng. Tho ndmlralty Is convinced either tho battleship Yashlma or Shlmlshl ma ha3 been lost off Tallon Wan. Pekln. Juno S. Viceroy Alexleff re cently issued a proclamation stating he had Instructed trcops not to en gage the Japaneso forces but to re- Refrigerators ARDMORE NATIONAL BANK, ARDMORE, IfUD. TER. Capital Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : S200.000.00 We Conduct ;i General Usinkinp Business for Yn and Accept Small and Larj.'. Account DIRECTORS. c W SM IM, ('resident C M CaH. Itr-IX. Vice I'res LBL Chi CK L3.nl r (J W VOl N't. f-ar.ne' tiro iii'.ind Manchuria thereby beliiK kep' iki- ot actual warfare. Tin Chili' Inhabitants therefore nre In strui'. 1 to cont lime their usual v-entloi.- Those caught helping tlx Japan, -c or netlnn against llusslu are tbr. atetiud with extermination and warned they will Im held respon sible tor the" preservation of tho rail wnyii. the responsibility rotnifc up on Uie villages loonted within twenty mllos from the (mini whero there has beoti any destruction of this class of property. For Iho first offense the people of such villages will be fined, for the second olTonso tho villages will be destroyed and tho villagers pill tit the sword, not a soul being spared. Not only will tho people be hold responsible in this matter, but nlso the Manchus and local officers. The proclamation also charge the Inhabitants to mnke a strict soarch for all suspicious characters New Chwang, Juno S. The funeral of I.owln Kticl, the correspondent of tho I union Dally 'Holograph, will take place hero tills nfternoon. Ho was killed ten miles out nt sen by Chinese soldiers who wore searching for pirate! Immediately after re alizing tTielr mistake flioy had mnilo, those men put out to sea and have not been seen since. United" States Consul (Jonoral Mlllor held an It quest at Shwantnllzo yesterday, at which Chinese General I.u acknowl edged thnt Ktzel was killed by his soldiers. At least 150 shots wero fir ed nt tho correspondents Junk, which did not reply. Consul General Mll lor will forward his report to United Strv'es Minister Conger In Pekln showing gross carelessness on the part of the soldiers, to say t.ie least. THEY ARE GOOD GUNNERS. Two Boys From Kay County In Uncle Sam's Service. Newklr", Okla., Juno S. Kay coun ty Is exceptionally proud of two of her sons who nro In the navy and the coast guards. C. W. Johnston, son of John Johnston, a fanner liv ing on Duck crTok, Is a member of the coast artillery at Fort Wright. Fisher's Island, N. Y. harbor, and he recently broke the record In long dis tance shooting. Ho Is tho gunner In chargo of the 1 0-Inch gnu recently lnstnllcd at Hint point, and a few days ago, whllo at practice, hit the target at a distance of twenty miles. Jncob Crltz. whoso fathor llvos In lllackwell. Is a g'finncr on tho new battlesnlp Maine. While at practice recently, ho hit a target l.COO yards distant, eight "Tines out of eight shots ' while tho ship was running at the rate ot twelve knots an hour rnmm.n..m.nl Arirtrce I Norman, 01;.. June 8. The formal closing exorcises of tho university oc curred Friday morning, June 10, at 10 o'clock. At this time tho annual ad dress will bo given by Dr. Small of Chicago university, and the degrees will bo conferred; nine, college o arts; two. school of music; I wo, school of pharmacy. Dr. Small's ad dress will bo worth going far to hear When you aro ready to placo an order for fresh meat think ot Tuck er's market. 5-3 That are ICE SAVERS at R. A. JONES Easy Payments W. A J M:S, l un Iture am NOl.li, Hardware Merchant J iv I'I-.nnISm los, boieinle rttr CROSS STILL IN THE RACE. D. P. M.irum Also Is a Candidate for Congressional Delegate. j Guthrl.-. O. T., June S ' The fa t ' that my home county failed to In struct for me makes no difference In my candidacy for tho Deocrntle con gresslnnal nomination," Mid William Cross today, "I am a candidate, will stay to the tlnlsh and believe that I have enough friends In OklniTOum to give me the nomination. Four coun ties have asked permission to place me In nomination. I will mnko no choice among liiem till the delegate Hsemble lor the convention at Okla homa City, whin I shall perfect my organization. 1 have friends in Okla homa county who will stand by me. and I uppreclnte their loyally." C. 11. Ames of Oklnhoma City Is a radical Cross sitppoitcr and will work for his nomination. I). P. Mariim nt Woodward, member ot tho legislative council from the Woodward count district In 1S97, Is n candldato for tho Democratic congressional nomina tion. Ho said today" "Different persons In Western Okla homa thought I was Joking when I told them that my nnmo would hi presented to tho convention, but nm serious and will mnko tno light. Practically nil tho wosteru countlof will go to the convention unlhstruct cd. I feel thnt I havo frlonds on most of theso delegations." For a number of yoar3 Mr. Ma rum wns a law parlnor of Templo Houston at Woodward. Ho illd much to so- cure the passage of tho bills locating the Northwestern normnl school nt Alva and tho nogro university and r.ormnl school at Langston. MR. TISDEL APPOINTED. Has Accepted a Position in the In dian Agents Office. Muskogee, Juno S. Mr. Clnrk J. Tlsdel of Chicago hns accepted a po sition In tho Indian agents office nnd will hnve charge of tho Removal of Restrictions depnrtmont. Mr. Tlsdel Is a nephew of Senator Clark of Wy oming, hns been a member of the log- lslature of Illinois and Assistant U. S. I district nttornoy or tho northern Illi nois district. Mr. Tfsdol Is hero and I hns already boon Instnllod In chargo . ot his wor'". No uso In walking vhon you can uu: n buggy from Williams, Corhn & 0". at tho prlcos nnd terms they offer for tho next ton days. 13 Truth Is mighty senrce. To Exchange Two pieces of desirable city 'resi dence property Tor farm property ot It.t.'rmarrleil cilfzens. or freedman's, r surplus allotments $250 Will buy a goo.l two-room house on desirable lot. ffj aave houses to rent. Seo us j about real omto deals. Redfield Realty Co. Up-Stalr5 In Post Office Hldg- J. A. BIVENS, President. DON LACY, Vice-President. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK ARDMORE, I. T3 Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 ocrmutiof flrmi and IndlTlduala solicited Courteoui trettmao! Accorded all allks I A S K FOR "CHERRY" HAWS . AND . BREAKFAST . BACON Thev WjllPI(.aseYpu. Whiteman Brothers Company, DESTRUCTION WROUGHT DY HIGH WATER IN CHOCTAW NATION. Rexroat Tells of Houses, Live Stock and Crops Delng Washed Away, A Walk of Eighteen Miles for Breakfast. I lumrdod tho Frisco at Anlmoro on tho fourth dny ot June, bound for Tuskaliomn, 'with a light nenrt and bright business prospects, but such Is the constltufioti of man thnt fate llles tho strings of destiny, nnd so It was with me. f was destlnod to hnve my bright prospects shadowed for ore wo reached Hugo, which wo did about 7:. 10 o'clock, rumors camo to to of iho great rains and washouts that had occurred further up tho road. Nevertheless wo boarded tho mnln lino of the Frisco at Tuskalio mn, and ovory thing wont off smooth ly until wo reached Duller Station, rml tho expected happened Wo ran Into a washout on tho Klamlcha riv er. Wo stayed thero until tho next morning and as things looked hope less that way wo started back to Antlers, but again wero to havo an- otlfer disappointment, anyway wo woro up ngalnst nuothor washout, and wo had to employ boats to get us out of tho train, now comos the snd part, buggies wero procured for tho ladies to be taken to Antlers, but tho men woro forced to walk and It wns clghtcon mllos. Well hero's whero tho American courngo camo to tho front, for tho greater number of tho men In tho crowd turned up their coat collars, purrod down their hat brims, sworo In n soft volco and stnrtod for shelter. Many, many, weary hours rolled slowly away and yet tho now tired footsore trnvolors movod slowly on. At Inst thero loom ed up In tlio distance n linvcn of rost tho city of Antlo'rs, novor did a place look so Inviting and so hoino-llko, as down tho main streot Mod this crowd of mud bospattered travelers, wo went to a hotol nnd breakfasted. On our way from tho scono ot the washout wo saw houses floating down streams, crops Moating off nnd cnttle, horses and poultry all bonded down stream. Tho damage cannot bo ascer tained until the waters abate and telographlc communications nro re stored, but It Is probable that the crops on tho KlamTcha nnd Lit tle rivers both nro ruined. u. t. nnxnoAT. No Texas Fair This Year. Dallas. Tex., June 8. It has been determined to glvo no stato fair nt Dallas next fall, the new association not having time to arrange pinna and erect nocoasary now buildings. It has been dotomlnod instead to Join with tho famous Kallphs society and glvo a grand fall carnival and then proparo for a grander state fair In 1005 than over given before. When a female approaches mo with an engaging smllo 1 flatter mysolf that I am fireproof. A. H. PALMER, Cashier. FRED C. CARR, Asst. Cashier. Cf. . . v ... lu hint 'I I.