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lv ) CHALLENGE TUB WORLD Wc nrc the Best. Wheeler & Wilson A CARNIVAL oi- PLEASURE Sewing on the Wheeler & Wilson. VOLUME XT. f HIDNKY HUOaB.l I rBOrRIWTOH, I ARDMOKE. IND. TJSH.. Sl'NDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1U04. SUBSCRIPTION 50C PER MONTH NUiLBEK 2 1 5 GLIMAXCLOSE GREATEST CONFLICT OF WAR NOW IN PROGRESS. The Russian Line Extended and the Little Japs Ara In Force on Three Sides Dally Attacks elng Made. Llao Yang, July 16. Fighting la imminent at Tl Tcho Klau and Hal Chung. The Japanese aro entrenched six miles south of Ta Teh-' Klao and much skirmishing Is taking place. Tho weather is favorable for the Laovemnt of troops. It Is rumored that a Japanese col umn has appeared on tho Mukden road. Mukden, July 1C In tho firing at tho right tlank of tho lino of defenses of Port Arthur from July 3 to July 6 the Hussians drovo hack the Japanese and occunled tho cast hank of the Lun San Tan and tho heights com niandlng Lun San Tan pass. The Jnpanoso losses were about 2,000, Thoso of the Russians Insignificant St. Petersburg, July 10. An Ameri can siibmnrlne boat of the latest mod el arrived recently at Cronstall and It Is assorted nn Amorlcan crew Is about to reach Cronstndt for fno pur- i)oso of Instructing the Husslan crow of tho boat. Three other American submarine boats which have been or dered through an Intermediary will reach Cronstndt. Pekln, July 10. The report that the emperor of China Is sj.-L-jisly 111 Ik not confirmed. The report of a .Jnpanoso rovorse at I'ort Arthur Is not confirmed here. Toklo, July 16. Two cruisers and four;orpodo boats belonging to the KuBSIau Vladivostok squadron wore seen off the ccast of Hok Ka DIo Isl and yestn-day. Tho reappearance of the entire Vladivostok squadron Is confirmed from soveral stations. St. Petersburg. July 1C It Is pos slble that one of the ships of the Vladivostok squadron, now off tho Japanese coast Is the cruiser Hogatyr, as Hie repairs to that vessel wore known some time ago to have been nearly completed. St. Petersburg, July 16. Genoral Hcnnenknmpff was wounded, hut not seriously, In a skirmish near Sal Mat Sz. A b'ullet passed through the calf cf one of his legs. Tho Japancso are still entrenching south of Ta Tche Klao. No further advance has been reported. Tho general staff has not jet received confirmation of tho re port of the occupation of Now Chwang by tho Japanese. JJiuchwang, July 16. It la roported this afternoon that a great battle Is now In progress at Ta Klao. Advices yesterday said that Kuro- patkin's line had hen extended and strengthened until the battlo front ox tended from Llao Yang to Ta Tcho Klao. Tho Japanese nro In strength on thrco sides of tho Ilusslans. They havo been making dally attacks upon Tnl Ping Shan and cthor points around Ta Tcho Klao, j.,esun.ably with the Idea of tostlng tho strength of the Uusfclau line. Mllltnry men hero are of tho opln Ion thnt the grentost battlo of tho war up to this point is now woll un dor way and will bo decided south of I.kiD Yang. Tho comptroller of tho currency has approved the National Hank of Commorco of St. flouts a rosorve agent for tho Vlrst National Hank of Ardmoro. i ODDS ON PARKER. Wall Street Betting on Election of Democratic President. Washington, July 16. Tho odd3 be lug offorod in Wail street that Par ker will bo oloeted are highly encour nglng to the Democratic loaders hero, who say tho wngos aro being made by mon who have unusual facilities for ascertaining tho real drift of pub He sentiment and that It is a cold business proposition with tho gam biers, who nro not In tho profession to lose. STUDIES IN NATURAL HISTORY. The Husband. The husband is, un loubtodly the meekest animal In captivity, it is Illllcult to give a formal classification of this animal since hu combines so many traits wTficii are marked char acteristics of other species. That which fS generally agreed on by learned 'scientists Is that he belongs to the hcnlhus-pccklbus family, genus homo, a direct descendant of Adam. It Is claimed that Adam was the originator of th'o expression "There's only oho girl In this world for me," and composed tho music while stroll- leg through "Eden. When this animal is heard to express sentiments of thlr, kind, It's all up with him. Tlic husband's undoubtedly a verte brate; the amount of backbone ho has In amazing; It Is also a domestic ani mal and can bo trained to do a num ber of tricks, such as building Arcs, drawing water, etc. It is somewhat Hko tho camel, In asmuch as It Is often necessnry for It to get a hump on him, and whlto the camel can go for seven days with out water, the husband can subsist for seven days on water. It is ,aa Inveterato a kicker as tho giraffe, and like the lllma Is a beast of burden. Single specimens have been scon carrying a picnic luncheon basket, five sofa pillows, a picnic clialr and parasols, while thrco or four ollvo branches brought up the rear by clinging to his coat tall. The manner in which this un'mal is ensnared is interesting. A smile i-ml a dimple will sufflco for some, while others are so wary that they cscapo for twcnty-llvo or thirty years, and are then entrapped by a little slip of a girl Just out of schco!. Tho only road to escape llos In nn automobile or lightning express. During their first months of cap tlvlty they may be compared to a soda pop bottle which has Just had the ccrk popped In, but later he Is more like the snmo bottle of sola pop coming homo from u picnic Hut. stale and unprofitable. It Is oxtrnordlnnry how ever sense less objects are aware of tho fact that a husband Is around. Ills .clothes which once stood out In Immaculato creasos begin to bag at the knees nnd wear a look of deep depression. It Is well for a husband to assume this appearance If he does not his wife grows suspicious nnd begins to search his trousers' pocket. If ho Is enough of a Sherlork Holmes to es cape unscathed, his friends begin to comment on the extraordinary man nor In which Mr. X's lialr Is falling out and very soon neither Mr. Ayer or tho Seven Sutherland Sisters could repair the desert waste. The moro charitable fear Oeronlmo has escaped The author who will compound n book entitled "Plauslblo Excuses for an Evening Abroad" and limit its sale to men only, has a fortuno Insured. The hnbltat of this animal is un limited it mny bo found under Bum- nier skies where it may build Its homo under tho bamboo tree, and In the far north under snow and Ice. Perhaps this animal Is most docile, in America. It can be seen trotting along with bundles and parasol be hind its mate on tho streets of almost any town, Tho recreation of this animal Is hunting and fishing. The main use it has for a wife Is to have some cno handy to corrobor ate its fish story. Somo aro oxport shot. After tho tourtcontli clean miss, one was hoard to admit -TTio next time I come out I'm going to bring ft gun that'll Shoot a quart oT shot nnd spread It over toity feet of space." Hut the husband Is ti contented ani mal. If he ever escapes captivity ho is almost siuo tc b entrapped again. A Southern lady mot a colorod' widow gundlly dressed, luughlug and talking und said, "Why, Lisftle, how aro you so cheerful when your hus band dlod two woeks ago?" "Lor', Miss Sallle,' returned tho widow with, a broad grin, "ov ybody knew there aln' no happiness in mar ried llfo till one 0b' Gem's done "coasted." Santa Fe Sefected Topeka, Kan., July 16. Commnndor Charlos Harris of tho Kansas (I. A Ft., announces that the Santa Fe has been chosen ns tfio Official' routo for Kansas tc the G. A. It. national en- enmpmont at Boston next, month. ABOUT DEEDS THE CLASH BETWEEN INDIANS AND HITCHCOCK. Governors of Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations May Issue Patents to Al lottees Over Their Own Signa tures Without Consulting. Speclnl to tho Ardmorcite. Tishomingo, I. T., July 16. A clash Is now on between tho governor of tho Chickasaw Nation and tno prin cipal drier of th'o Choctaw Nation on ono side and tho secretary of tho In terior on tho other. The secretary maintains (hat nil patents to land Is sueTJ to allottees should bo Issued wlfii his approval nnd the Indian cnTeTs assert tnat the treaty makes provision "Air no such procedure. A large number of allottees are entitled to patents to their holdings, hut tho trouble between tho Indians' and tho secretary has resulted In delay. Tho Indians for various reasons do not desire to Incur tho III will of tho cabinet officer, nnd have refrained from making any bold assertions, but it has been learned that at a recent conference between the governors thoy mutually agreed to stand togeth er and resist to tho Inst dltcti what they consider the unauthorized Inter ference on the' part of the seerofnry; nnd If the Indians nro forced to do so, they will Iinve forms f r deeds printed and Issue from their own cxoA cutlve offices patents to allotted lands over their own signatures without consulting the secretary. It Is also learned that these deeds will be no ceptale to the allottees who In com mon with their' ehlers will resist tho efforts of tho secretary In becomlnfe toff dictatorial. I . 'Approaching Nuptials. Curds have been Issued announcing tho coming mnrringe of Nodom It. Tlsdnl and Miss Virginia Hall of Fort Worth, Tuesday evening, July 19. at S o'clock, the ceremony to time plucc At the VlrtZ Mctnodlst church. Mr. Tisdal is commandor-lii-chlef of tho Sons cf Confederate Veterans, having recently been elected at tho general reunion hull at Nnshvlllo. Tonn. He Is also Immigration agont for tho Cotton Belt, and well known In Ardmoro where ho has many friends. Miss Hall is tho daughter of County Treasurer Hall and popular In society circles. Mr. and Mrs. Tisdal will bo al home at 591 Pennsylvania avenue, Fort Worth, otter Jul? 24, The Reunion at .Sulphur. The Chickasaw reunion or Confed erate veterans, sons and daughters, will be held this Week tit Sulphur, I. T. The Sulphur pooplo hitvo made arrangements for thd entertainment of guests and a most excellent tlmo Is anticipated on tho part of the old soldiers. Tho committee on trans portation Is able to announce thnt tho rato by way of thd Santa Fo Tor round trip ticket from Arlmore, Including hnck fnro both ways from Davis will bo ono fnro fur roind trip. Ardmoro people are always pleased to visit Sulphur, and ospoel.lly will Ihey go on the occasion of n reunion of old soldiers. Commissioner's Court. J. L. Horton was nrrnlgnod before Judge Hobnett cn a chnrge of sonding obscene literature through the malls. He was bound over In tho sum of $500 nnd his trial set lor July 23. Eugene Anderson pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a horse before Judge Hobnett nnd was bound ever In the sum of $n00. which he fnllod to make and was committed to Jail. In tho ,cne of M. S. vs. W. W. Hlllender and Miss Mary groen, charged with fornication, the couple marrlod and Judge Hobnett dismissed tho case. .eon II i own -hnndod In his resigna tion last wcok as deputy United Statos marshal, which was accopted, ariil' Mr. Hrcwn loft Saturday night for points In New Moxlco wTioro he will reside. His resignation wan sf.mewhnt a surprise to his friends 11. Webb has been nppolnted to fill his place PAULS VALLEY PARAGRAPHS. To the Anlmort'lle. Pauls Vnlley, I. T.. July 16 Nobo.lv complaining of cool wonthoi nt l res ent. From the wny some of our pollti clans argue you would think theie was somo pic In light. Harry Stelful was lure yeslerdny and ssys Top prospects nrj fine everywhere In tho territory. C. J. Mnrtln, freight agent of tho Frisco from Oklahoma City, was here Thursday on business. N. H. Hynrs and W. K. Ixkey or Hynrs were here this wck transact ing business. Quite a crowd of nu- people are at tending the barbecue ; Foster today Our ball team wont to ti'ny iho Velm.i team. Mr. Polk, n stockman nenr Chlcka sha was In town today Inquiring for some 3-yenr-old steers S. J. Garvin, Momun Prultt nnd J. U. Thompson returned last night from tho St. lxuls convention. Of course they hnd a big time. Attorney Thomnson nnd Mr. Mc Cormlck went to Lindsay yesterday on business. Chns. Castello, cashier of t!;e First National bank nt Lindsay, was also a visitor this week. Tho revival conducted by tho Hap tlsts at the tent Is progressing inrsly nnd considerable Interost is being manifested. Mr. Asp, nttornoy or the Santa Fe, Is here todny. Several Santu Fe officials wer here for some time Thursday In thei- pri vate car. Mr. Sullivan returned yesti-rl.ir from a business trip to Oklaii ,mi City. A. J. Agnow left Wed no Jay rnt Deulson, Texas, to be none st.veial days. Truly, the Iceman ns well ns tiic soda water man doth llourlsh ill this season of the your. The St. Philips' Entertainment. The open air entertainment given by tho Junior Order of tho Daughters of tho King at tho Episcopal rectory on Thursday evening was well attend ed and was a decided success, bot't financially and socially. The program, which was rendered by somo of Ardmore's finest talent, wan enjoyed by all Tho quartette. composed cf Mesdamos Gulllot, Hied soo, Foster nnd Miss Hurnltt, sang two very beautiful pieces. The May Pole Dunco of the Fnlrles which was rendered by eight little boys nnd girls was a pleasure to look upon I The play, "A Drama In Two Acts," I tl.nr. ,,,lA.n1 linnllll fiiPl .. n .. .1 n .... m nun I UIIIIVI wuuuill uuy mill lis rvi' fectly us If by professionals. I There wore several other very much to be enjoyed pieces on the program, j among which was the recitation 'by Mrs. Humphries. When the mercury in tho thcrmomo tor reaches the dizzy height of 100 a Quick Meal gasollno stovo becomes a necessity. Uivens, Cornn & Frensley sell them. The Junior Club Hop, The younger crowd gave a dance Friday night nt tho Itoblson hall un dor tho opera house. There was a nice crowd In attendance and all hnd a fine tlmo. At 11 o'clock thoy wont to tho Morgan hotel whoro a banquet was served, after which thoy returir ed to the halt nnd danced until tho weo snin' hours of tho night. Thu li the first dnnco the younger crowd or what was once the Juulcr club, have hnd In some time on account of not being able to obtain a hall suit ablo, but now many such onos ns that last night aro expected to bo bad. Another style In duck hats lias ar rived at Miss IliiMell Shlnholser's At the Jail. Chas. lackey was releusod yester day from custody, having made his commissioner's bond. There nro now 106 prisoners In the United States Jail. All in good health. TJulKornln prunes, II now t in the land, at Kuhn's. 17-3 Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Leisure camo In Saturday morning to procure n casket for Vada Alberta llray. who died at Woodford at C p. m. July 15. The remains were Interred yostordny Afternoon nt tho Woodford cemetery. California prunes, none other so good, nt Knhn's, 17-3 NEWS OVER THE PHONE. 4. 126.96.36.199.4..4. Pauls Valley. Mrs. Parton, wife of a farmer who moved here recently from the coun try, died Friday night nnd was burled yesterday. Dougherty. Jim Thompson of Gainesville Ik hero todny. Miss Daisy Williams, who has been hero visiting rrom Sulphur, returned to her homo Friday. She wns accom panied b) her friend, MIm Mottle Hunter. T. C. Henves of Ardmoro was In town Friday. The directors or the Colbert Mining company held an interesting meeting horo Saturday, a report of which will follow Inter. Berwyn, F. W. Fisher and W. F. Warren, J. T. Alexander and G. W. Minos attend ed tho speclnl meeting of the Iloynl Arch .Masons last Thursday night at Ardmoro. Judge and Mrs. II. C. Potturf and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hamilton passed tnrouglii horo last Friday on routo to their homes at Ardmoro. They had been spending a few dnys nt Coot SprlngH, a few miles north of here, whoro they report hnVlng a delightful time. Miss Adn Cnthcy Is visiting friends anil relatives at Woodbine, Texas. J. M. Eubanks of Los Angoles, Cnl., is hero for u two months' visit with his brother, Jeff Eubanks. Mrs. Lou Wyllo and Mr. Crow, fath er of C. H. Crow, left last night tor their homo nt Nowland, Toas. II. II. Hrowii and J. P. Thnyor ot Ardmoro wore hero Friday. ,Jim Havens was here Friday spill ing liquor nnd cutting off Ing Horn for the marshal force. Mrs. Annie I). Wallace and broth er, 0111b Sparks, went to Ardmoro Friday. J. E. Plnkard, the barber. Is sick. Albert Johnson and Jack HobuiU sold ro G. W. Young last Friday 17B head ot 3-yonr-Gld stoors at $18.50. John Hardy is having things cleared away from Uls now store site. Mrs. C. W. Henderson, wn linn been very low for some time, Is still In a crltlcul condition. Mrs. C. G. King und family of Par Ib are hero visiting Mrs. King's par ents, Mr. nnd Mrs. It. F. Henderson, and sinter, Mrs. Chas. Hohnke. Only the Best Hutter on Ice. Melons on Ice And the finest line of groceries In tho city nt f 17-3 J. H. SMAHT'S. KILLED ON TRACK. r.'it Little Child of the Agent at Ccullln Killed by the M-.tear. G T. Cathoy returned yesterday from Adn and reports tho trag': death of a 2-year-old clilld or Mr. Taylor, tho Frisco agent at Scullln, yesterday at noon. Mr. Taylor lives ono quar ter ot a mile south of the depot and the southbound meteor had gained great headway after leaving Scullln, when tho engineer baw tho agent'n child playing on tho track. All efforts to Btop tho train wero futile und the child's fragile btdy was struck a fa tal blow by tho ponderous engine. Tno train was stopped and the llfelest body recovorod from the track. Thoro nreovidonco of but one blow and that on tho head. Fortunately tho body wns net manzled. Interesting to Women. Ladles' oxfords, worth $2.50, telling for 91.(6. Thnt sounds like a genu ine bargain nnd thut's ex.ici'y the i'ind ot ImrgHlus you will find i't the si.C'dnl sale at. 17-tf. HAMILTON'S. Sons of Veterans. Camp Sam !)nvi. Sons of Confed erate. Veternns, -vvfll muot this after noon ut tho offices of Million & Mul len tcr the purpose of electing offi cers for tho ensuing year and for tho tinnsactlon of othor Important busl ;nttg. The members nro ospoclally requostod to be prosent nnd all are ni.t 'e welcome. KHItET DUN LA P. Ccmmatidant. HAflOLl) WALLACE AdJL Mrs. C. L. Heth, wlfo of Conductor Hoth, has shown evidence cf good Judgment In the purchase of a Hutch ns Holler Swln from 11 v; 1, & mi lis. TRAINHELDUP EXPRESS CAR DYNAMITED, CREW DRIVEN AWAY. Three Robbers In the Gang Fireman Hiram Muse of the International Seriously Injured Occurred West of Palestine. Palestine Tox.. July 16 It wns of ficially reported nt an early hour this morning to tho headquarters or tho International nnd Great Northern that westbound trnln No. G hnd been held up nt Spccrs, n small Hag station about thirty miles west of lfere. There were three or five men In the gang, which did tho holding up. All of them very young nnd with handkerchiefs tied over their faces ns a disguise. A lot of ties luid been plied on tho track and a fuse was shown to stop the trnln. As the engine sIowel down Flromnn Hiram Miiso Jumped from the engine and hurt his shoulder but not seriously. When tho train Had conic to a stop the robbors stationed men to soo that no ono molostcd thorn nnd then plnced a big charge of dynamite on the platform of tho express car and without detaching it from tho train. Tho explosion wns promaturo nnd one of tho robbors ) wns quite "badly hurt, nppnronlly as ho was very bloody. The door of tho express car was blown open and tho end, of the second class conoh was also shattorcd by tho force. Tho robbers entered the ex press enr, but whether thoy secured anything could not bo learned. The pnsseugers were not molested, and within a short time nftor tho ex plosion the robbers beat a retreat, wlten the train crow began the work of repairing the damage as much ns possible In ordor to move tho train out. As quickly ns possible after tho re ceipt of tho Intelligence hore tho ad-Jutant-genernl wns notified and nil the oftlcors along tho San Antonio df vision wero given as much of a de scription ns possible. Sheriff Henry Watts was aroused and with Tils dep uties and dogs iwas placod on n spe cial train nnd hurried to tho sccno ot tho hold-up. Horses awaited them thoro so thnt They can begin tho work of trailing down tho robCers aa quickly as po'ssible. Tho Icun coun ty olllcors will assist them, Wo sell the best lco ter'oam In the city. JULIUS KAHN. 17-3 I .. , Baseball. " ' In the first scries of three gamea fit Coalgate played between Coalgate and Ardmore, the game resulted in a rlctory for Ardmore by a scoro of 5 to 4. .The Ardmoro ball team was In a bad condition, and It Is a wonder they won the gamo. Ragsdalo had a bunged up hand, as did also Mclver and White had a dislocated ankle; but his ankle was strong enough, that he pitched tho gamo yesterday The boys aro playing remarkably well for V.ielr condition. Tho bostTIand-sowod buggy harness you'll find al J. C. Preddy's. 5 A fishing party consisting ot Hcrt Joiner. Jim Staples ami others left yesterday to spond t to w days nt Cool Springs 011 tho W.ithit.i. There Is good fishing In Wnsaltn and they expect to procure their part of the finny tribe. Cantaloupes every day 011 Ice at KHhn's. 17-3 A visiting Party. A party consisting ot Misses Nlta Williams, Mazlo O'Neal, Imui Garden hire, Julia Hlake, Messrs. Frank UutL Frank Judou, Ebb Evans and Jodio Adams left yesterday for Mr. and Mrs. Ho Hlnko's farm near Marietta, whoro thoy will spond Sunday, return ing Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Wake have n beauti ful placo nl their farm and It Is au Idonljplaco for young pooplo to gath er. If you want a good shine go to tho Hon Ti n Shining Parlor ou North : bli'gton street t7