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CHALLENGE THE WORLD S'e ate the Ucst. Wheeler & Wilson CARNIVAL 01- PLEASURE Sewing on llic Wheeler & Wilson. VOLUME XI. ' 8,?KX8') ARDMORE, IND. TER., Sl'NJDAY MORNING, JUNE 12, 1904. SUBSCRIPIION 50C PER MONTH NUMBER 185 HUNDREDS DYING EPIDEMIC OF CHOLERA SWEEPS PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Disease Has Been Raging for a Year and Efforts Have Been Made to Keep the News From Reach ing the United States. Manila, P. I., June 11. An epidem ic of cholera Is swooping the Phil ippine. Islands and the Inhabitants aro dying by hundreds In many parts of the Interior. Extraordinary or .forts are being put forth by the healtu department to keep tho scourge from Manila, but despite, the combined ef forts of the city and health officials, tho disease- seems to have gained a grip on tho city. Great alarm Is felt. Tho cholera has been raging In Uie archipelago for nearly a year, but Is crowing decidedly worse with the advance of the summer. Efforts liavo been made to keep tho news of tho epidemic from reaching tho Unit ed States because of the alarm It would create there Cor tho many Americans now In tho Islands. He ports that have been compiled show that the number of cases have been moro than 150,000 and tho numbar of deaths exceed 100.000. Mr. Wor cester, United States commissioner who has done good work in Improv ing tho water supply to save Manila from devastation by Uie plague, says: "Many towns wero without physi cians or other persons capablo of recognizing cholera, so that numerous cases were not properly diagnosed. Many of the municipalities had no sanitary organization .and no statis tics are nvallnble concornlng the mortality among the pagan trlbos. In numerals Instances tha ca03 were concealed and false statements made ns to tho cause of Uie death so that official returns, when they exist, can not bo accepted as complete. The total cases In Manila to date liavo been C,ll -with 3,038 deaths. This Is a case of mortality of "7.2 per cent. In the presont year thero liavo occurred In Manila 1,179 cases, with 891 deaths, giving a case mortal ity of 75.8 per cent. Tlioro have been 3,309 cases and 2.GGS deaths among women. In fourteen cases tho sex was not noted. Thoso figures show that tho number of men affected ia about twice that of tho women. ThU is duo doubtless to the greater ox posuro to infection of tho formor while working on tho water front and eating In the small shops where food is sold to laborers. The case3 In Manila havo been distributed by Taces as tollows: Amorlcans ICS, deaths 77. per cent 42.2; Europeans C3, deaths 35, per cent S5.7; hlncso 383, deaths IS", per cent 48.8; Filipinos, 4,457. deaths 3,600, per cent S1.5; All others 33. deaths 20. por cent C2.8. These figures stictw a higher per cent of reslstanco to tho disease for AfflDricana than for any other na tlonallyf ' iThft'-nubonlc plague is al- in" Manna, us victim - liavjached a" totaTof 200. ft Is be lle vocf'bp Tho. JieaKU authorities to luivd 'been developed from some slight infection which maintained itself In tho city after tho energetic repress ive measures carried out In 1901, which resulted In tho development o! only, nine cases of tho disease In 1902. TO SELL MINORS' ALLOTMENTS. For Townslte Purposes Is the Prop, osltlon In a Unique Case. A case which Is unique In tiio town site records of tho Dawos commrs slon Is up beforo that body this at t moon, ns they nre taking testimony In regard to the propessd silo of. tc allotment of two'"minor allottees, Chickasaw Indians, ' being fold far townslte- purpeses. Xovar before ha3 Lie commission had beforo It a cose In whic.i the al lotment cf,a nilnorvwas cs'.oi: for c townsito cr any pari t.noreor. The case comes up In connection with the proposed townslte of Wzu rika, 1 T.. which Is fifty times dti west or Ardmore, being just on the Oklahoma line. Waurlka, Oklahoma. 1- to all Intents and purposes, the wtni town The mnfan Territory -ettlement has about 150 citizens therein, nnd tho Oklahoma about 250. both of them growing rapidly. Be fure the commission, with Martin & Gldney, the attorneys for Uio Wnurl ka ixjople, are J. N .Johnson, a lum ber dealer; C. Lincoln McOuIro, post master; W. E. Connor nnd Virgil Da vis, nil of Waurlka, O. T. This town Is a freight division point for tho Hock Island. The United Stnles has appolntod a guardian Tor the minor allottees, whose land comprises the town ot Waurlka, I. T., and all that is noed od for Its salo is tho recommenda tion of Uie commission and favora ble action by tho department of the Interior. Muskogoo Times. MET ON A CURVE TWO CRACK FRISCO TRAINS HAVE CLOSE CALL. Collision Narrowly Averted Engl, neer on Meteor Reversed Engine and Jumped Fireman Stayed With It and Stopped It. Sherman, Tox., Juno 11. A head ond collision ot Frisco fast trains near Woleetka. 1. T., was narrowly averted Just before noon yesterday It Is reported that tho southbound Metecr was stopped wlUi the engine pilot wltnin four feet of the north bound Texan, which was standing at thu tank near Welectka. Tho Me teor was coming around a sharp curve when Uie fireman discovered the Texan on the main line, only a short Ulstimco ahead. The Meteor's en gineer quickly reversed his engine, applied tho emergency brake and Jumped. The firoman, however, re malnod with the engine and succeed ed In bringing il to a standstill within f;ur feet of tho Texan's pi lot, a? stated. The latter backed Into a siding and tho Meteor pro ceeded south, tho numerous passen gers nboard Utile realizing thelr'nar row os-cape. PAULS VALLEY PERSONALS. To tho Ardmorelto. Pauls Valley, June 11. Wo. aro cer tainly not suffering fcr rain, as last night wo had anothor downpour. W. M. Paul was In Kansas City this week. Chas. Joy and J .J. Murphy wero In tho city this week from Lindsay. W. M. Day and H. Harrison are In Kansas City this week with cattle. Judge Campbell and Col. Trask were hero Friday en route home to Ardmore from Mr. Campbell's ranch near Purdy. J. A. McLemore lerc this week for his new aome at Eola. Toxas. HIo family will Join him later. ... . Albert Honnlo mace a buslno33 trip to Tishomingo this week . Wo had three or four woddlngs (lweon - ana 1 o clock this morning among our young folks this week.i1" front of hls bouso on East Tcnth nmong them being Miss Bessie Scrlv-. ncr .and Hoy Lewis. Miss Allle Mat-! thows ami Van Housdr , MUs Bishop and Chas. Hoffman . All pop- ulnr young folks, and that we wlsh,lUB ttWI,n.uifcl21fJIJr- ounuors .i -ii ...i.i.... rushod id'lnO'tvrnirbws. but so far as IUCIU Ull bUva IIUUUUl aV"l ng, J. C. Ilvbargor Is attending bus-1 !S3 In Ada this week. ' ncs3 Dro noon Of Graimi Texa? a minister of tho Cumberland P'resby- lonou3 SIKU was nrea on Tenth terlan church. Is here. ,". Snlggs lirc-s. returned from ArvaJ hon tne officers reached tho place 1 O. T.. where they havo been vlslfrng 1 w Investigate they found Prcwse's ' nrAin? rr. i. thu week. Rev. McCruer went d'.wn to Ard moro Sunday. Miss Nannib Matthews of Oklaho ma City W83 down this week to at tend the wedding of her sister. Miss Allfe. to Mr .Van Hbuser'. Mr3. Ed Taylor Is visiting her els ter. Mr?. John Taylor, at Purdy. who Ir reported quite 111. Last Thurjdny ovonlng wns spent by tho members of tho Uaptlst church at tho psrsonago at a reception given by Rev. Roevaj and wife. A ploas ant time is roported. Our railroad agonl. R. R Nelson, Is visiting In Indiana this week. He will also take In the" fair al St. Louis a few days". IN COLORADO THE EXCITEMENT IS GRADUALLY SUBSIDING. Non-Union Mines are Opening Some Figures Which Show the Loss to the States, to the Miners and to Other Employers. Cripple Creek. June 11. Deporta tions are thu order of the day. Gen eral Sherman M. Hell, military com mander, hns ordered thnt 97 mombors of the miners' unions shall bo taken outside of Teller county on n special train this afternoon In accordance with thu recommendation ot Uie cit izens' committee which examined them. This committee was in session nearly all night investigating the cas es of 100 union men who nro confined iu the Victor armory and submitted anothor report to General Uell toJay, recommending furUior deportations. "Within forty-eight hours this dis trict will be rid of nil agitators and other objectionable men," said Gen eral Hell. Crlpplo Creek, Juno 11. Tho c.x cltomont Is gradually subsiding. The first of the non-union rntnos oponod up today nnd othors will follow promptly. The warfare against tho unions is gradually being cxtondea. Employ ers In every branch of business In this city nave already agreed not tc employ union help of any kind and tho movement will no sont to other cities In tho district. Everything is quiet and as peaceful conditions as havo not oxlstod for months. At Vic tor today a jury was ompannoled to investigate tho Independence explo sion and commenced taking testlmo ny. Denver, June 11. Tho cost of the various strikes of Colorado during tho past sLxtoon months is estimated at $23,030,000. . Of thl3 amount, tho state has had to pay $C3C,000 for maintaining troops In tho field, and the loss to the strll ers and othors directly affected In wages, etc.. and to employers In the loss of business is placed at ?22.400, 000 ASS ASSINATED NEWSPAPER FOREMAN SHOT IN CDrtMT nr unme i iiwh i wi iiukiu. i Nelson Prowse of the Austin States man Mysteriously Murdered Shortly After Midnight Po lice Have Theory. Austin. Tex.. Juno 11. J. Nel&cn Prntt'cn fnnnmn n rf tr rv. lfaAm. "- ,ua" umw was s"l aml Kllld uo- 8treot- 1 rowso nad left hl3 work and was rclurnln3 "nomc- 110 haa J" reach- 6J h,s sate, when a single shot broko can bo learned no ono saw anything, 1 noro vaiJ!Sjtf&gKJ a "roan- TJ0 whol tfmf mysterious that. 11,0 P01lc0 woro n"ed that a mys- death, on tho sidewalk, with a bull l'UIS0 88p ,n ia:a whlch hel1 hole through his body. Thero was.' Ioft Han(l roso-oir. covering no nyo Witness and no clew, yef the in-'?50 utros' stn,ck torror fnt0 tl,e vestigations that the pc'fce Have hearU of bmitod ,n tho Pa' of the made lend to a well defined theory. . n"Sry nod from Ward t0 '-yng-developments of which may lead to h0 broak 0CC,,rr0lJ Pertly before an arrest today. Prowse was-ao yoara ' mldnls,,t- SIrs- J- E- living of ago and leaves a wife ami two " 'h bank 01 lM Haml crPo:f' wns young children. Ho was widely known awaken1 tho nr of the water, In unlcn labor circles ovor the state I lmmoJlatel- "nderitood th:- :caus? She had barely time tq leave General Cronje to Wed. her little cabin nnl nollfy John Ro- St. I-ouls. Mo.. Juno 11. Gen. Plot itey. teluplione oiwrator at Ward, be Cronjo. tho Boer loader, who surron-'f re the waters swept away her bs derod with 4,000 men to Lord Roberts, 1 longings. wilt marry Mrs. Johanna Sterzjl, Ronoy sent an alarm ovir tho to'c wldow of n Hcor general, in July. Shb phone wirt to all the ranch Iioum is j aau nas camren; ce Is CS.nr.d towns alona the na or thflmo,t and has eight. LEVEES BREAK MMENSE DAMAGE IN VALLEY OF ARf-'A'JSAS RIVER. The River Still Rising Levees Give Way Rapidly Whole Townships Under Water Destruction of Growing Crops Great Little Hock, Ark., June 11 A spec ial to the Gazette from Pine Bluff says: The steady rise of the Arkansas riv er has resulted iu flooding nearly nil of Jefferson county adjoining the riv er and for sumo distance Inland. Thousands of acres of growing crops aro under water. In seme Instances being washed up entirely. Tho loss to tho farmers In this section con not be estimated, but will roach thou sands) of dollars by the destruction of tho crops, ns it is too late in the year to replant. Levees down the river on Uie north orn sldo aro giving way rapidly, and this lots the water in on tho unpro tected farms inland. Slicrill, in Plum Ilnyou township, lstinder wator, and in some plncos tho water covers the floors of the storos In tho heart of trio town. Tl. town Is some dlstanco from tho river, but tho high water has spread ovor tlie Intervening territory until It roach 6a ITio place. Hie whole Pactorla township. In j this county. Is under water, with the exception or a rew liigh pints of ground, and every plantation In that district Is Hooded. A mossage from Col. John M. Gra de, at tho Hannaberry place, says that all tho levees In thnt section broko early this morning, nnd that fully 4.000 acres of land aro under water In his plantation nlone. i Gen. Webster (What Arc Wev Hero For) Flnnagan, who Is now filling the ofilco of Internal revenuo collector in the Austin, Tex., district, witi prob ably bo nomlnatod for governor by h'to Uopublicans of Toxas. ITo will make an active campaign, with the view of bringing out the full vote of the party. It ho receives the nomina tion. CZAR'S PALACE DEVELOPS TWO INFERNAL MA- chinks rft cna Miruni ao Both Were In Good Running OrdeY When Discovered Is Being Kept Secret and Will Be Denied, But Still It Is True. ( London, Juno 11. The Mall averts it,.. i . I . m.n iwu iniernai macnines were rounj on the nlsht of Juno 7 conceal- od In tobacco boxes In tho Tsarkcye Sel palaco, whore tho Russian" om- ,pror is n:w residing. One of Uie machines wa3 in the dining room, tho other In tho audience Chamber, the mechanism In oach cno was working wnen discovered. The strictest so- creev Is nhservtul nmi im . ---- ' miuuuiuui, although true In every dotal!, Is sure lo categorically donlod. i-uuumauo dam BREAKS Warnin777 v T'me'y ZT L, Z L" ' "e; Jj " JaI; 1"" - roa,rIns or wator sweonlnc throne 1 n To Ihcae dfstricts r.-hiri, -aro nn' pr vliL I wilii telephone lommunka tli Hi rldeis were liilHtily dispatched nnd resident lu tho path of the flood lied to higher ground, where thoy huddled together, wntchlng the de structive stream, from which thoy had been saved by Mrs. Willis' warning. An Unclaimed Letter. At the Dallas postolllce a latter was received yesterday addressed to tho "IHggeM. Fool In Dallas County." The matter was referred to Acting Postmaster Albert G. Joyce and no knowing to whom It should be deliv ered he assigned It to the general de livery, whore It awaits claim by the proper person. Hnch man in the of fice thought ne knew to whom It should be delivered, but It was no considered n safe thing to do and no carrier was ready to undertake the Jcb. TO WAGE A WAR THE NATIONAL LIQUOR ERS VOTE MONEY. DEAL- Twenty-Three Thousand Dollars Is the Fund Already Up to Prohibition In Texas Other States, Fight and Now York. Juno 11. Following the" report showing the dlsuctrous offects to the liquor trade by tho energy of tho prohibitionists throughout Uie country.tho Nntlonal I,lqui.r Dealers' association, nt Its meeting todny, voted $23,000 to hinder prohibition legislation In Texas and other statos. Tho report which roused the associ ation to ncTlon follows: "N'evor In the history or Uio trade hns such a remarkable chango lu fcentlment taken place In such n brief iiino tuio pnsi year). A year ngo tlioro was genoral demoralization nnd dealers were Importuned for money ,to help carry doubtful oloctlons, and In Important sections ot tho country the opinion was freely oxprossod that (any effort to stop tho prohibition wave would bo practically useless; It would teact on us and demands would Increasa In geometrical pro gression. ( , "Thero are cases, of course whora It is necessary to uso money In op-' posing the enactment of Inimical laws ' but oven In such cases Uio monoy must be used In a perfoctly legitimate" way by exposing tho Inconsistencies . mill unfairness of the proposed legis lation and the widest publicity givon ,to tho argunTcnts against It." GUITS DAWES COMMISSION. And Securei a Moie Lucrative Po sition With Oil Company. Mli3kO6rt( I. T., Juno 11 Homer NseiJlo3. wltc has for a number of f years been connected wlUi tho Dawo3 commission, haa roslijnOil to accept .a position with the Cudnhy Oil anij I Gas company. Tho now Job pays i $150 per month. Mr. NeoJlos has been statlonod at jTahlequah, and it Is probable that Us knowledgo of Uio various classifica tions anJ locations ot land In thol. r rltory procured tho piaco with tho oil company. He Is a nophew of Col. Tom N'eodlos, ono of tho members of. thd commission. ,,.-,..- Wheat Harvit Begins. Oklahoma City, Q. T., Juno 10. Tieat harvest was begun In this county yosterJay. Instead of a half crop, na was prodfetod some wcok3 ago. It Is now thought that Lie crop will nvorago ovor throo-fourths. One farmor, Jacques Goldsmltn, In the southern part of Oklahoma township Is cutting wheat that he says will avorngo twonty-flvo cr thirty bushels to tho acre. Tho straw Is short' tills year. Democratic Meeting. An Interesting and enthusiastic meotlng of the Democratic Club was hold at the court house Tuesday night. Judgo II. H. West of Ardmoro, was present and made a very interest ing and Instructive spoech. G. H. Montgomery alio road some statistics that woro interesting to thoso pro sont. R. S. Hayden of Ar.lrcore, made a epcc:i that wa3 heartily applaud ed. i i. Butler wat rtcxaaclel as a ir.embtr of the executive ocmraltte? ot the Indian Torrlto"r;i irarletu Moalto-. WAR IN FAR EAST SEVERAL SMALL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT JAPS WIN 1 All Engagements Increated Jap anese activity Near Slu Yen Is for Purpose of Distracting At tention From Port Arthur. Toklo, June 10. General Kurokt reports that a detachment ot Japa nese troops on Tuesday routod a bat talion of Russian olllcers with two guns, at Hal Machlo, Uio J a panose losing three men killed and twenty four wounded. Tho Japanese- cap tured twi ofllcors and five men. Tho Russians left on tho field twonty three dead and wounded and prob ably lost seventy men. A Japanoso dctachnienC dispatched In tho direc tion ot Tung Yuan Pit repulsed sixty or seventy mon of tho ouemy at Un Chat Tal Monday and on Tuosday en countered six companion o Russian infantry and 300 cavalry at Chan" Chlah Slh. After two hour', engage ment the Japanoso drovo tho Rus sians Oft In tho direction ot Tung Yunn Pit. Tho Russian casualties were 70 or SO klllod or wounded. The Jnpanoso lost four killed nnd sixteen wounded. On Wednesday a Japanese detachment co-oporatlng with nnoth or detachment from tho force landed at Tallau Shan oncountorod a Rus sian forco ot four thousand cavalry with six guns near Slu Yon and drovo thorn back toward Chi Mu Chang and Kal Chau, losing three mon killed and two olllcors nnd twenty-eight men wounded. I.lno Yang, Juno 10. Tho suddenly increased Japanoso 'activity In tho jiolghhorhood ot Slu Yon, west of Feng Wnng Chong, is bolloved to be rather In tho naturo ot feints to dis tract nttontlon from Port Arthur I whither It has becomo known that moro than half tho ouomy's forces hayo t'one, than ti serious forward movomont. Kurokl's bombardment of tho coast In tho vicinity of Kal Chou probuoly had tho sanio ond in view, but the dovolopmonts aro close ly watchod at Headquarters. Goneral Kuropatkin Is In position to net promptly In tho event ot dovolop monts ot real Importance Fusan, Korea, Juno 10. Gen. Ku rokl, with the co-operation p a do tnchmonl from thti army lauded' at ' Takushan, has captured Slu Yen. driv ing out the Russians, nnd Is now sweeping on toward Llao Yang by threo roads. , . Tho divisions aro moving on Pal Cheng by tho Takushan and Feng Wang Chonj roads, and It is belioved after giving battle at Hal Cheng will m'ovo north to co-operate with a third column which Is now duo north from Feng Wang Cheng. For a week four columns of troop.i havo boon reconnoitorlng tho roads botwoon Llao Yang. Hal Cneng, Slu Yon nnd Slamatsza, and have "occu pied town3 along thoso roans, dis lodging tho Russians, numbering sev eral hundred, from each position aftor despornto fighting. Tho Japaneso casualties aro reportod 05 men killed and wounded. Ardmore Can't Have It. Ardmore'a efforts to got tho Musko goe Union to run to that city will bo of no nvnlf, ns tho citlzons thero know by this flme, from a letter sont them yesterday from tho local offlco of C. N'. Haskell, president of the road. Mr. Haskell expressed his rogrot thatArd- moro could not reallzo its request. but said that Iho city was too far west. Muskogeo Times. Gambling Must Cease Oklahoma City, Ok.. Juno 11 Pros ecuting Attorney Ralph Ramer today issued an crdor to tho effect fuat all gambling housos would bo closed to morrow night and tho saroons would not bo allowed to cpen oa Sunday. Ledrue Guthrlo. assistant prosecut ing attorney, has resigned. Sam Mur phy, o.x-potmastor. has boon appoint ed to succeed him.