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VOLUME XII. P'?! AJIDMOJIE. KSIUY ) KN I X i . I ) K() KM HER 29. 1004 SUBSCRIPIIOH 50G PER MONTHI NUMBER 41 LXi). TiiR.. nn j SHERIFF SLAYERS BELIEVED TO HAVE DEEN CAP TURED IN CREEK NATION. Anolher Murder Develops at Hugo, I. T and Intense Excitement Pre vails Bloodhounds are Used In Effecting Capture. Paris. Tox Dec. 28. Phono mos sago from Hugo at 2:35 this afternoon announcos the belief of the capture of Sheriff Russell's alleged glayera, and tho mon who aro charged with robbing tho Sherman store. It is said tho mon woro captured In tho Chorokeo nation and nro now being hold by ofllccrs. A Second Murder. Paris, Tex., Dec. 28. Christmas night Wllllan Miners watt shot and Instantly killed ft few inllos west or Hugo, I. T. The body van found yes terday. A posso went out from Hugo I.. P. ANDEItHON. PreM.lent '. L. ANDKItHON, Chl.-r FIRST NATIONAL Ardtnorc, Indian Territory Capital Paid In Surplus Funds . Total... Tlie olilval bink In Indian Territory Amounts r tlrinn nnd liiilirliluuM solicited uinn the must liberal termn cunnlnti'tit with iceuil linnkliiK $C22Et23HBEU2 A Few Useful Christmas Presents Dining Table, Set of nice Chairs, a beau tiful RocKer, handsome Ladies' DeslCs, stronfj and pretty Dressers, Princess Dressing Tables, artistic Iron Beds, useful Chiffoniers, convenient Kitchen Cabinets, Mahogany Music Cabinets, Comfortable Cotton Felt Mattresses. R, A, JOES J. A. DON GIVEN! LACY, i. President Vlcc-Preeldent THE CITY NATIONAL BANK ARDnOKI;, USD THK. Capital $100,000.00 Surplus Funds 30,000.00 Accounts of linns nd in livuluuls olieitod Courteous truiitmunl accirdt'd to till alilco. W. S. WOLVERTON S SON Insurance, Bonds, Real Estate, Abstracts The lHrtri'Kt anil Btninuot ak'onov In tho turn torritotln Managers of Ardmore Abstract Co. Doniriil AKiuitH U1nold Life Innurnnce Co. unit UnltMd Huik FMi-lltr sad (luarantr Oompunr ARDMOR NATIONAL ARDMORE, IfUD. TER. Stock and Additional Liability, : : : : : $20n jOO.OO Capital We Conduct a General Banking Business fr r You and Accept Small and Large Accounts. DIRECTORS. C. R. SMITH, President. C. M. CAriPllHLL, Vice Prt3 LDtJ CkUCIl. Cashier. O, V. YOUN0, l:armer, J. C. TIlOnPSON, lawyer. ' in search of a brother-in-law of Mill .irn A message from Ynllluut an nounies tin- capture of this man this afternoon by (ho aid uf bloodhuundii. I This, following closely upon tho kil ling of Hhorlff Russell, ban created lintensn cxcltument In that section, i Surrounded at Muskogee. Hugo, I. T. Deo, 28. Humor lum reached here that the suspected slny j em of Sheriff Runscll are surrounded nor Muskogee, and capture seems I curtain. Sheriff Russell wan burled Tuesday evening at tho Hocbnck burying ground, eight miles west nt here. The funeral, under cure of (oodlRiid lodge. Knights of Pythias. ' was the largest gathering of Uie kind o.er seen in that section. Tho smaller of the two men who ' were In his charge when lie was shut I haH been Identified by n resident of ! Hugo bh a man who about ten year j I ago clerked for a Paris business house and left there suddenly. It was nfter- ! wards found lie had been systematical' ! I ly robbing bis employers. Tho man ' who Identified him lived in Paris at the time nnd wns with tho follow. woll acquainted Our line lino of carving seta do i ,:H all who see them. Thoy nro pcautlfitl. Just tho Uitng for a holi day gift. UIVKNS, COIUIN & FRENSU3Y. It. I--. KIIKN8I.KY. Vlc IT. C. 8 MAl'I'IV A"'t ("nhltr $ 60,000.00 200,000.00 $260,000.00 BANK sells all of the above nnd forty or fifty other useful articles. A. H. PALMER, Casnier. f-'ftEO C. CARR, Asst. Cashl R. A. JONI2S, Purnlture. SAM NOHLH, Hardware Merchant, J. U. PBNNINUTON, Wholesnle ner chant. R. W. RANDOL, nercltnn'. AM TEACHERS' TERRITORIAL ASSOGIATI THE SECOND DAY'S SESSION WAS AN UNUSUAL LY INTERESTING ONE New Officers for the Body Progress in Indian Territory Is Reviewed nd a Discussion of Methods- for Future Guid ance Proves an Intellectural Feast At yosterday's session the teach- ors association was augmented by nn Increased uttendnnco. Tho ISIks hnll was comfortably lilted with educators who camo to listen to papers and other Interesting topics. Tho work or tho afternoon was dovotod principal ly to tho reading of papers aud tin Informal discussion of other matters affecting tho general welfare of the I association. The papors that wore ' read were both Interesting and in 'struetlve and were of a character Hint enthused the gathering. Unai night the teachers and a iurgc crowd were at the Methodist chu."h to hear the address of President Itnyd deep thought hi tho iiiludH or tho of the University of Oklahoma. ' teachers. Ho thinks that evory touch Tho session this morning nt nlnejcr should glvo tho school cnroful at o'clock was opened in F.lk hall with i tentlon and ho urged as a furlhui prayer by Hev. J. Clarence Heed, at- tor which some Important business' 'as transacted. Supt. Hlnshaw of Uloomllohl seinln- ary as clialrmun of tho committee i Prof. Iloiiedlct has an ease of man for tho nominations of ofllcors lor tho ncr when talking that Is charming. It onn.mg year roported ns foll.nvs: ,1s doubtful to sou how ho could lin "Wo our commltteo roniniond. prove his ninnnor of dollvory whon I tho election of the following eflicors '.'or Uie' ensuing year. President, J. G. Mnsters of Jones Academy, Choctaw nation; First vlco President. W. O. Harris, Sulphur Second vice President, Hrtice McKIn ley, Kufaula; Secretary, Allss Allco Fryer, Holdeuvlllo; Treasurer, 'MIbh Mota Chcsnutt; Jonos Academy, Choctaw nation." Tho report of the committee wi.i 1 adopted. 1 After tho election of the olllcors the session was largely dovo'tcd to a re- I view of tho educational progress of'Spaloy tho territory. Tho symposium coverod jmany branches of educatlourl won: from the ruralw school to the schools In tho towns. j While a review of the school affairs was not on the program it was brought out very Intelligently by Supt. Hene Idlct who has direct chnrgo of lie schools In tho territory, that ura . mnininlned by tho foderal government. 'Mr. lionodlot acts In tho cnpaclty nr ' sunorvlsor. Tho subject nsslguod blm pertained to the course of study lor Indian Territory schools. Tho position j ho occupies brlugn lilm In active touch with school affairs, and .liitural ly his discussion was a nia'Jer of 'great interest to tho teacbers. Prof. Benedict stnted that he was 'one of a commltteo of ton appointed jto consider tho matter r.f a uniform 'study in tho schools. Tho Ok'u.ioma board, ho said, In consldorljg the fcumo proposition had fitkcd the co operation ot this LC'iuulttra in tin or I fort that the Hcho-.ls of the torrllorlo would permit of Improvr.mont through lw niililfinpn nf holt t t hil ; u'vuuuti (jum ui. .-iwu,iuitiu v,v, i'n the speaker, it wua onnouncod thar a modified course o' tschool atuly tha' was in voguo in Illinois was Icing used In three or four schools in Okln- homn to a good advantage. This mod- Hied courso so largely in practice in Oklahoma was recommondod for the schools of tho territory. Oklahoma having established tho prccudont iu this matter It was agreed nt the meet In,, ttmr (III) Mlfiirtle vilirQIi tL-intit 111 the bnslB for tho futurw work of both w8 moved that a commltteo of j ' ' territories. Since tho inauguration thno bo appointed looking to tho or- j spilled the Boys Booie. of this courso IVof. Uonodlct BUitod ganlzation of a prlnclpnl nnd supor-1 ruili mornng ulwut 8 o'clock, uh that It had bouu revised and modi- Untondent'n association In connoclon lno oxpr8Hfl mon at tho Wolls-Fargo ned. Tho roAl basis ot work wuu tho work above outlined. I oxpross offlco woro preparing to loal was tho Illinois courso of study, the. The chair ruled tho motion out tlj0 numcroua packages, that make speaker maintained. Already tm hna of order and tho rogular order at : their vay tu this placo over that com distributed throughout tho te.Tltoo ,uEinosa was resumed. panics lino, upon tho wagons to do- six liundred copies of this course and in n paper on the early days of )lvor tnom nn 0,lt ot t0wn doputy mar he believes that evory teacher nhould school work In tho territory Miss Meti ' Brtni sauntered up nnd spying eovoral study It for his own guldanco and 'Choanutt of Miiico rcvlowod condl- i imn. iimi innt.-oi nn ttmni hv eon. bonellt nnd apply It wborovor applica ble. Suporlntondorit Gay of Sajith Mc Aloster said tho speaker had prcparoi Were Elected--Edticationnl'irfP thu on.t. ue ' ! htrmerlv an erartnr of nrcssin nn.l hus'i ; a course of study for the high schools, It was in this discussion of the course of study that Prof. Honodlct crept Into the crevice of tho appre ciation of tho body. When he main tallied that the schools should not be bound by a strict course of study ho echoed a Hcntlmonl that was express ed by tnuny atid certainly most pleas Ing to the gathering. When ho said that their schools were yet In their Infancy and the course of study Hhottld be to a largo degree lloxlblo, ho conveyed an expression Unit found means of facilitating tho Improvement of them tho organization of a school mnstors' association to be maintained for tho purpose stated. spoaklng. Ho has u stroug porson nTfty aud his know lodge of hcIiooI ur fairs In this territory, gives him am nio opportunity to lay beroro tho as sociation Important matters for con sidcratfon. His discussion of the dis course of study resulted largely In u, uuui.umb iiii'tioiii ub tor uiu iiiiuru guiiiunco oi mo scuoois ot tue territory until the time shall have ar rived UiHt will permit of rurthor Im provement, according to tho oxlgen clou of the situation. Speaking on tho sumo topic, W. S. of Clilckaslui commented on tho constant changes In course or study, saying that ho would lllto to see n pnrmnnent course of study as against tlie innovations of u number o! iecuur wnoso moas u.ner in uie matter. ' One speaker said that tho state of Texas had adopted u series of toxt ' book that proved very buncllclal to j i he schools. Addrossiug tho meetlug President Iloyd of tho University of Oklahoma ' emphasized tho great need of u tint form course of study In tho rurul schools, uud expressed tho hopo that it would be Inaugurated us soon as conditions would permit. He said that ns a member of the board of edu Hon he had signed many diplomas for students who hnd completed u regular course ot study aud that It proved or much benollt to them In school work. Prof. Hendrlx and tho pe-wly oloctod I president ot the association, 1' Masters, also discussed the : question. rroi. .Masters is u coiiviiiciiik uimur and his few Impromptu remarks were ...11 I. I ...n n1e,i tlm toll- , ot j roi. iieuuriA. jr0f. iiuck of tho Ardmoto schools moved that tho body recommoud and accept tho courso of study referred to for tho ensuing year, for country am tow schools. An amendment was offered that the gradw In tho cities bo included. Aftor cousiderablo discussion, tho motion passed with nn amondmont which cout out tho limit time tho ....... r.t ,...lt, 1..11 ,,,! Hons nt Iongth. Tho progross that has boon mako sluco tho early days, up to tho prosont tlmo was roforrod to na bolng roraarkablo. Tho paper xm greatly appre luted by the meet lug. This Hftornoou the program Ih being icurriwd out. j Tonight the toucher will adjourn. It may be wild that the meeting has been highly successful and In ' Htrurtlve. Agent for (Duplex Press. Aithtir Wilson, tho western agent foi- the Duplex Printing Press Co., of lint lb' Creek, .Mich., tru In the city .MMti rday In the Interest ut Unit com i any mid made th Ardmorelto a pleasant call. Mr. Wilson has been in tho omploy of the Duplex Printing ,('o.. for insn years and was (ho agent of Hint company who first set up n !beon wut to such plkces as Manila, l P. I., Capetown, S. A., Halifax and In i fact tins been nil over the world In .the Interval of his compt..,. .Mr. Wll isou stated that although he had been iM Ant more only one day he was i struck by tho type and the class of people whom ho met hure and that they seemed to be a high tyiia of peo ilo of excullent charactorlstlos, such as make good communities. Elk Danes The danco at !li3 F.lk-i hull last night in honor of their friends was a! most pleasant affair and altogether one of the best of tho hciikou. It wns the opunlug dance during holiday week and those who attended It pro nounced tho event a moat enjoy able one. Many were out to partako or the hospitality or the Kilts, the crowd being one of the largest of tho heasou. The music ou this occasion wns all that could be desired. There wore several visitors from n I i ' -I- ! I'bLbPHONE NEWS. Wynncwood. The Tdoi ball teams of Pauls Valley aud Wynnuwooil mei in u gumu hure yesterday, which terminated In a vic tory for tho former team. Tho score stood f to nothing In favor of the Valloy team. The young people enjoyed a big bull here lust Friday night. CJcorge McMillan was here yestot- ,,uv fro1 ,,.,, Vnoy JU 08H night Thnekervllle. There was u big dauco lust at John Carter's. Davie. There Is considerable exchanging of real estate hero now. Several now peo ple have Invested In property heru lately. iuiss ue i nune nus returned io up ,omo t Ardmortt aftur Mreral , . yUl wlh r,atlvei hQn duyi Misses Lillian McN'ueg and Myrtle Frame of A rd m ore, aro heru visiting Irlends and relative. Tho MIssoh Mitchell of Oulnesvilla, are here the miest of the MeCMnskv i fumy ... ! ., ,,,,,,. wll lB ,,,, ... - ......... mu I a music con mo at the Oklahoma Uni versity, is hero to spend the, holidays with rulatlvos. I W. V. Ohltwood of Mill Ureok, Is , hero today. ' Jim Framo of Ardmore, spout part !of I lie weok hero with relatives. I Fox. Christmas In Fox was good tbU year. i .Mr. cemmu. muiKLLTur in inn wvinie. ; W0O(l mlll aml j. c. MorK(ln or ,hat pnct ,n compnny wlt c w tn nil; ml n r( liurft I,n1nir nrnntinnHtif- , i 1 Mrs. Cooper and son, Walter, ot ,Kt. Jo, Texas, aro hore visiting the : family of J. C.PIorco. ! Mr. and Mrs, P. II. Uutler gave a big dlnnor and ru-unlon hero yostor- day. Elk. i The young peoplo of Elk had i big dance at tho home of Iko Hock last I night. There will bo a big ball and suppor at tho hall tonight, and n good time talnod contrnbrand goods slczod and smashed thorn. From thoso who saw tho affair It Is Icarnod that about ono huudrod nnd fifty quarts woro broken. EASTERN WAR RUSSIANS WILL WAIT FOR LIET UNTIL MARCH. RE Port Arthur Defenders Confident They Can Hold out Until Relief Arrives. General SUmm :8 Injured by Falling From Horse. TokKi. Dec. 28.-Tnmtw.urUi) ad IVX "T ," n,p,,rt Lnal e"ra Kondrorh. ul.. ; J"" bew M Omuml 8tu ,. nan uii injured or inning irom nti horse. General Smllnorf is also r ported wounded. Dosptte heavy losses Nov. 20 and sub sequent!? I ho garrison Is said to bo cheerful and resolved to continue tin. struggle as long tig n slnglo mddior remains. The army claims to hav. stilllclent provisions to last until Feb ruary. Tho navy possosos about one months stores. The price of food In beleaguered fortross Id high. ' rouble and a holf per pound, Horse meat r, copoks per pound, dog moat IT) cupula per pound, turkeys ISO roubles a piece, eggs 100 roubles par hundred. A rouble is "t cents mid a copok V4 cent. Toklo, Dec. 28. Tho emperor today received In audlcnco and decorated Captain Sturbonson of tho Steamer Wlllehad, which br .tight homo the Japanese rofugocH from Iluasla. Paris, Doc. yS.-Thu HusBlatr, do fonso before tho lnn.rnational coin mission which lb ti lif,ulro early tu January into tho Ncrth sea iucldeut Is practically co.iipbued. The iniitii fuaturou uro; First That the lulng Ly the Kits hIrii sqtiudrou wns Justified as a dc feusu against attack. This entulU proving the presence of Japanese tor podo boats. Tint Kusslau dulugutei Insist that they possess this proot In the most positive and overwhelm lug force. Beroiid That oven If tho HiisHl.-ms woro ot nlUlckoJ, u10y bulleved they were attacked, and therefore tho do feiiHho imKiHiiri'H takon wero In absol jnto good faitli. , Third At most it was an accident ut sea, whore the dangers and risk nro uxtrcmo uud analogous to the Ilrltlsh battleship Cnmpurdowu ram ming and sinking the Ilrltlsh battle ship Victoria, and the recent firing by a Drltlsli warship upon a coasting vetisel during target practice. The preliminaries of tho commls blurt, havo clenrly shown that Hk Ilrltlsh are anxious for ,i iiompt ms IiosHl of the cuse, while ie Hushuu-i do not object to dolay it. Therefore. lllt) ,m,tpononioiit of the ci.enlng ot the sessions of tho cn iimlsslun, ow ing to tho non-urrlvul of Rear Adtnlr al Davis, lite American ropresouUaivo, developed an Incident showing tho signlllcant grouping of tho dologates, tho Russians sharing tho American view that Admiral Davis wad entitled to ample time, while Uu Ilrltlsh and Fronch sentiment did not approve of tho postponement. VALUABLE LIBRARY. Commission Gets Property of Clti zenshlp Court. Muskogee, 1. T., Dee. 28. TUu Dawes commission was notified yc turday that the cltizouship court which has llnlshed it work iu the Choctaw aud Chickasaw nations, has beou ordored to turn ovor ali iccord.i of tho court and all Droperty in Hi possession to tho Dawes commlsslo: This property Is now ut Tlshimlngi nud will bo shipped to .Muskogee !n 31st of this month. TUom 13 am i' n carload of records. Tho property of tho court ".antJts principally of a largo law library u'U considerable furniture whlcn thuy fcr.'.l use for. All this wilt bo given plac j In the Dawes commission ofllcos. The commission will bo especially glal to got tho law library for which they will find a groat deal of usu. Tho records returnoJ dnto ba'k U tho tlmo tho enses hoard wero o 1.; v ally trlod before tho Dawes cinimu slon, including tho FeJaral cour no ord on tho cases appealed from c Dawes commission nni will mai' ,i comploto record In the commlsiui i t nil such casos sluco npplloatton Tor admission wtw made In 1906.