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" I ,. I J, The Easy Way To liuj' hr.1l 1 to U-e the AltDMOHKlTK Want Columns Good Teeth Y'iu'11 kIkiw wisdom ly lriiriiitiin Tonlli m.ittin. Dr. J. P. FANN DENTIST. Cher Humeri ilruintoro VOLUME XLI. SIDNEY 80(108,1 I Pbopbibtob, J AIIDMOJIE, INI). TEH.. MONDAY E KNING. KKBIU'AKY 6 1905 SUBSGRIPf ION 500 PER MONTH NUMBER 7o VENEZUELA MINISTER BOWEN EXPECTS PASSPORTS TO PE SENT. The Situation In Venezut.a Has a Grave Look Foreboding of An other Revolution Poes Not Believe Castro Faithful. Now York. Fob. 5. A special to tho World from Washington says: Dispatches received from Minister Bowen today again give tho Venezue lan situation n grave look. Presi dent Castni Is expected back in Car acas tomorrow, and tho information from Ilr. Brown Is that he will not bo surprised If ho then Is handed his passports. Mr. Howen does not be lieve Castro Is acting In good fnltli In his Informal offer to arbitrate nil the disputes except the asphalt con troversy, but thinks he Is only play ing for delay. From another source the exact na ture of which is not divulged, the pres ident has been told thnt Castro wants to bo coerced In order to avert revo lution. State department olllclals take little stock In this theory, but the president thinks there may be something In It. Mr. IUx3ovelt went to Secretary Hay's home Immediately after lunch eon today and talked with him more than an hour. Venezuela and Santo Domingo wer. the subjects discuss ed. Before leaving Castro submitted to Minister Bowen an objectionable proposition for tho settlement of tho American claims against Venezuela, which Mr. Bowen, by direction of tho state department, has declined. Nothing Doing. II. B. Brace y.presldent of tho Ard more baseball club, who went to Foil Worth Saturday to consult members of tho Texas league with reference to the possibility of securing tho Tom pie franchise, has returned. To a rcpiesentntlvo of the Animore ite Mr. B.icey stated t.ia: there was no possibility of this -uj getting In to the league. Ho. bases h's opinion on tho efforts ho made on his trip to Fort Worth and says that Ardmoro cannot hoiw to play leagit) ball Ibis .year. Several players that were signed by tho Ari'moro club for this season have been disposed of by President Bracey. Ho said that ho -It:! not feel like reserving theso players when the prospects were so poor to get into tho league; that the former players reserved wore splendid bnil players and thnt as somo of the I'cmis towns Jn the league wanted thorn he lists granted the request. A meeting of tho Altuoro ball club will ho held here today to wind up Its affairs. It may bo posMblo that an independent bal' team mav be formed for tho couiln season. This depends entirely up . the finan cial encouragement that will be given tho promoters. Mr. Bracey deserves a good deal or credit for his past efforts In behalf ot Afdmoiv. A winning club Is a great advertisement in itself and Ardmoro attracted considerable attention last year on account of the team. VOTED DOWN. House Committee on Indian Aftnirs Oppose Big Fee Investigation. Tho house comai; tee on Indian nt falrs has vote I ;'uvii tho resolution by Mr. Stephens of Texas c tiling for an Investigation of the fee ,!' $750, OOi.' paid ro Mansllc'd, CornLn &. Mc Murray, lawyers of Indian Territory, In tho adjudication of Choi.-.w am1. Chickasaw citizenship cases, on the ground that tho courts have already disposed of tho matter at Issue The committee authorized fnvorablo re port on the bill authorizing the Hock Island railroad to buy tho Choctaw railroad of Indian Territory. Wood Alcohol Killed Them. Vlulta, I. T Fob. r.. At nn early .- ur this morning Tiv m-u Laugherty, a Shawnee Indian, aul P. 3. Clover, ,ii adopted Shawne died from tho effects of wood alcohol. Tho two men had been drltiK'ng lemon extract last night and were seized with convulsions during tho night, which caused death. Sunday Skating. Hundreds of persons went to Hit Ardmoio Rod and Gun Club lake yt? terday afternoon to enjoy real skai lug. Throughout tho day many par lies weie formal and from all it counts everybody had a most dellgL' I ful time. Kvory lake In town was visited. The (3un Club lake, however, seemed to be the rendezvous for hun dreds of skaters who visited this spot, and the lake was utilize 1 yes- terday as It never was before for a similar purpose, at least for ninny years. A largo crowd was out to wateh the tips and downs or the skaUrs. The antics performed on the ice by fconie of them produced much humor among tho spectators. Several skat ers did fancy stunts on this area or slickiiosK that challenged ndmlratloii. lee skate were used to advantage, but those less fortunate In having them seemed to enjoy tho fun almost as much. There weie no accidents reported. The weight of the skaters cracked tho Ire In several places but this did not deter tho crowd from using the lake. It was a case ol the more, tho merrier. The steep hill that leads to the water was used by many lor coasting, and the coasters enjoyed It ImmeuRC ly with sleds. Until dusk the sknters and coast ers were mil busy. The weather, al though cool, did not seem to Interfere with tho pleasure of tho happy throng. Sleighs and sleds were used as a means of conveyance to the lake, in one or two instances tho sleighs broke, causing delay, otherwise noth ing happened to mar the event of the day. COOPED IN CALIA-IOOSE. Young Prisoner at Mount Pleasant, Texas, Burned ta Death. Mount Pleasant, Toy , Feb. 5. Kstes Smith, aged ubnir 2i, met a horrible death last nlgV by burning In the city calaboose He was ar rested by City Marsh il Wilson and placed in the cnlauoc se about !l o'clock anil the fire broke out alout nn I our later. As soo i at tho cnla liso was reported mi fire Mars'ial Wilson hurried to tho scene and open ed tho door, but Smith Is believed U have been (lend, as tho Interior was a seething mass of llames. Tho llro was evidently started from Uto In side and got well under way before It was discovered. As soon as the alarm was given tho local fire department turned out and tho llames were ex tinguished before tho building was en tirely destroyed. The body of the prisoner was burned beyond recogni tion when It was removed. Smith wns raised hore. MOTHER'S FATAL FAINT. Dropped Child in Fire and It Was Burned to Death. Paris, Tex.. Feb. 5. Mrs. W. II. Bell, wlfo of a farmer who lives n" Amey, Delta county, succumbed to a fainting attack while sitting in front of the Are at her home this morning. Sho was holding her S-months'-oId 'n fanl In her lap nt the time and tho baby fell Into tho lire. Tho mother recovered almost instantly and pull ed the child out ot tho llro but It was so badly burned that It died In a few minutes. It wns nn only child. Found Deatf. Kuglueor Mike McNulty of the Katy out of Atoka discovered a dead man whllo hunting a few days ago. While i out In tho country two tnllos west ot j Atoka, Mr. Mi-Nulty discovered the body of a innu who hnd been dead probably six weeks. Tim man had taken off his shoes ard hid wrapped hlg coat about his fee'.. He was un doubtedly frozen to dea b. The mat ter was roported to the a'tUiOiItles and the body was identified as that ot a crazy man who lived in Mi.kn. Merry Party, j A merry party went to tho Ard j more Hod nnd Gun Club lake Satur I day evening lu sleighs and report a j most delightful time. 1 ho party en Joyed skating on tho Ice, skates be ing used by most of them. Supper ' wns served to the party, composed ol Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Biuco. Mr. and Mrs. It. A. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. II. K. Foster, Misses Doolln, iCoe Olive. Lillian Collins and Bill, Messrs. lCvans, Dennis, Fltzgenl 1, Carter nnl H Inkle. See our line of Studebaker buggies nd delivery wagons. NOBLE UHUS BURIED BY VOLCANO NICARAGUAN CITY AND MANY VILLAGES BELIEVED LOST. People Flee to the Uplands for Their Lives and Great Streams of Molten Lava Rush Over the Country Causing Great Loss. San Frauclbco, Feb. fi. Tho great volcano of Motuotoombo near Ij!;o Nicaragua, has after a p. n-".J ot quiet of thltty years, burst forth In fierce iiptlon, anil for mile? around the country Is Intersected by streams of burning lava which carry denth and detructlon In their path. The inhabitants of the country are Hoeing for their lives to the high lauds, and the IVrtlle valley, with Its splendid coffee plantations, hns been converted Into a scene of denth and (it vastatlou. The fate of tho city cf Leon, eight ir. 1 1 03 from the volcano, is unk'nwn rnd it is fenred that It has been over whelmed with all or Its, 1,00(1 inhlbi tnnts. Over the crater of the voinwm hangs a cone of smoke and ilninj and Luge rocks are hurled forth. So den, Is the smoke Hint for the past 1'jiir days the light of the sun has been cut oft and the superstitious peoim are linn In their belief that the end ot the world lias come. So much or tho country Is covered by the molten streams that down by the side of the mountain that It Is Im possible to orgnnl.o rescue parties, uud ther is no way of arriving nt anything like an accurate estimate of tho dead. It Is known from survivors who liave reached the city that several small villages on the slope of tho mountain have been wiped out of existence, and the death list must icnch far into tho hundreds. Great coffee plantations that have furnished n livelihood for hundreds of natives and made the owners wealthy have been completely ruined, and one Spanish planter reports thut his loss alono Is In tho vicinity o $300,000. He was able to escape with ills wlfo and family In a carriage but fear that a stream cf laa that was fol lowing them down the valley would overtake them caused tho party to abandon the road and take to the higher country. Many of tho employes on his plant ation ho fours met death during th first night of tho eruption. Tim reports of tho eruption werj In ought to this city by tho steamer City of Sydney from Panama. Leon Is a city ot 1,000 persous and so closo Is It to the flory monster Cant the atmosphere is almost tj'iffocntlng and so full of cinders that It is al most Impossible to bre.tthe. Tho city Is situate t near I.aK-1 Nicaragua and has come Into I ir p I. nnce In the Inst few years on account .if the fact that It Is on-! o! tee larg iut towns near the rou; ct Hie Pan at'.ti canal 'ln!rty years ago when the last, u ous eruption took place more than f-co persons lost their lives, and Hi coun try for miles around wns Jo.-.iblalod Those who romomber thai oi option state that Its earlier stago? were not so violent ns the present one, and they express the fear that the present (lis tress Is only In Its primary singes. Arizona Deluged, I Phoenix, Ariz., Fob. 5. There was no trains on the Santa Fe, Proscoii and Phoenix railroad to or from Phoe- nix today ou account or washouts, and all trains on tho Phosnlx and Kustcru were annulled ou account or j damage to bridges across tho Gila I river at Twin Bultes and at Bolvln. The Gila Is higher than ever betori? known. Tho storm Is generally over Arizona but the floods are abating. , Aside from the railroad conditions i the city has been nil day In great ox ' cltement from tho surface Hood thn' I swept across the country from Cave creek which Is ordinarily absorbed by Uto desert above Glendnle. The water lacked an Inch or two of enter ing buildings. LION MAY LOSE OUT IN DISPUTE WITH RUSSIA OVER NORTH SCA INCIDENT. Russian Oltleers' Statements Posltlv: That Torpedo Ooats Were In the North Sea While England Did Not Positively Deny Claim. Paris, Fob. 5. The closo of the testimony before tho Interniition com mission Inquiring Into the North son Incident hns been followed by a ratJi or noticeable diminution or tho conll deuce In British circles connected Willi the ease, and u corresponding elation ou tlui part or the ItuHshms. The French press, which Is strongly pro-ltufilan, gives marked prominence to statements made that the Uusslans have virtually won their case, tho usually conservative Temps and Journal asserting positively that the mn(.iity mf the (court now rnvors the ltussluu theory that torpedo boats attacked Viee-Admlrnl Hojestvensky's squadron. However, In well Inlorm ed quarters no reel basis Is shown for these reports. On the other hnud It Is wall) the tendency In the court Is rather lu the opposite direction. Reports favorable to tho Russian view result mainly from the testimony of Captain Clado and other Uusulau authorities that I hey saw torpedo boats attack tho squadron, whereas the strongest British witnesses did not swear that no torpedo boats were there, biw merely that they did not see them here. Tho Impression scenu to prevail among tho audience In the court that tho commissioners wero likely to nccopt tho directness of the HiubMhh witnesses rath"r than the qualified negative given by the Brit ish llshermen. However, those Inti mately acquainted with tho commis sioners say that this impression Is not warranted, us the ct" m'sslonors, being skilled naval tacticians, are dis pose dto differ Ironi Captain Clado ou a number of the most important technical points. These pertain chiefly to see a torpedo boat at night two miles away and his statement concerning the effects of searchlights. It Is known that some of tho commis sioners consider Captain dado's statements to bo at variance with the accepted principles of naval sciohce. Dave Jones Dead. Dave Junes, a landmark of Ardmoro, who was one of the best known char ! actor of the city, died Suudny night , after an Illness of a few days. A com- plication of cnuscci resulted in his ; demise. Ho received tho best of medical attention and friends looked after him during his fatal Illncsb. Jones wns u character that tho peo ple of this city will not forget soon. He was free to glvo advice to anyone who asked him or who didn't ask him. Ii was all the same to Dave. Ills dis position was happy, his smile as poM ennlnl as the sunshine, his friendship loyal mid true. Life to him wn l of pleasure. He was not n pessimist. H- viewed everything witli a silver lining, and behind that lining still greuter things. Ills philosophy con tained n dogree of richness Uint was surprising, his qualiittiohs of no means offensive to anyone. Who will not re call Dave with his violin which ho played as his chief source of amuse ment Uvoryono knew him and he hnd quite a number of friends In town. His funeral took place this after noon. Interment In Hose Hill ceme tery. Change of Firm. The firm of Chancellor & Ileurtblll. doing a general grocery business lu Ardmoro, Is this day dissolved, M. Chancellor selling her Interest in sauu to It. It. Babors. Tho new tlrui, Henrtslll & Bahers, will pay all In debtedness' of tho old firm and collect all outstanding accounts duo Chan cellor & Heartslll. M. CHANCF.Ll.OH, J. A. HRAHTSIId., It. It. BABKP.S. Ardmorc, I. T., Feb. 1, 11)0.1. Provide your tables with tho test moats. Buy only from Tucker's mar kot. r C-U AN INTF RESTINO fOINT. Federal Judge Townsend Grants Mo tion for New Trial. Beforea djoiirnlng court lor Uie I term nt Pauls V-illey JuIko Townsend decided an Interesting case, and one that will attract the attention ot mu I iilclpalltLwl n Indian Territory. The case was that of Chester B. Davis vs. I the city of Pauls Valley, and the point j decided by the court was tho outcome of the Judgment rendered by the Jury ' In favor of Davis, who was awarded $100 for service in investigating and reporting on the feasibility ot water works for that place. I II seems that the city, through the ! council, etielred into n contract with I.Vi. Davis. For ko'uq reason lie wns rot compci'mitcd, unit he sued the city. The trial for damages was by 'Jury and n verdict was soon reached. I lu the petition for a new trial the ; town raised the point that tho record of the council did not show thnt a 1 majority vote had been recorded In I favor of the proposition to employ ! Mr. Davis. Judge Townsend rdinlt jted that the Arkansas statute;! pro , vhlos that the record must eclear and that before a contract could be legally made the yeas and nays must be re ' corded and that tlte record must show that a majority of the members of the council voted to favor tho contract l upon which the suit was based. It seems that tho mayor was present lint Hie record produced did not show his vote recorded. Three aldermen voted in favor of making u contract with Davis and two against. The fact that the mayor's, vote did not uppear on the record nnd tho basis of the contention or the city ot Pauls Valley that tho question of employ imeiit ot Davis wii-, Irregular and not ! lu accordance with the law. i lu tho case presented Momou Pru I Itt, mi nldermau, swore thnt tho may or voted In favor of the proposition. Tlie testimony was admitted, although 'objected to by the attorney for the elly, Hon. Albert Bonnie. After somo deliberation tho Jury rendered n verdict In favor of Davis, i who, is seems, carried oift his' Con tract ns to making report ou cuudl , tiuim for waterworks. A motion wns made lor a now trial. Judge Townsend, nfter nn lnvostlga I lion, grunted the motion uud set the 'Judgment aside. The court admitted I thnt tlx1 law hail not been compiled with, Inasmuch ns the record did not show that u majority or the vote was I cast In favor of employing Davis, and I that this must Ih done lu order to I make the contract binding. ALMA. Special Correspondence. Alma, I. T., Feb. C Alma Is still on the build. Our town has been busy with travel ing men for tho past few days. Billy Blauton of Ardmoro is here. There Is quite a lot of suow on the ground. We huvo had bad weath er for some time and would like to huvo a change. The Farmers' Union met last night. It has quite a number of members a this place. Somo of tho members say they will cut Uio crop short this year and hold Inst year's crop for n better price. Tho Woodmen of the World have about forty members at this place, and tho order Is said to be growlw; rapidly. A number of our people will go to Mexico this spring to soo thut coun try, some having bought lots In the town of Jalisco. The Mortoubtiildlng Is about com pleted. Cal Brown has been on tho Bloc list, but ho Is up today, Health Is very good In tills sec tion. Much Interest Is being manifested I In tho outcome of tho statehood bill. iTho senate will vote ou the! admission of the territories Into tho states to morrow. The situation is one of al ternate hope uud fear. The cham pions of single statehood are sroatly oncouragod over tho prospects. The suow which fell Snttirduy night was sulllclont to cover the ground nnd , the condition of the streets Is not so ' sllppory ns It was. Tho snow sorT 1 ed as a coating to tho slect-coverod ground. Tho sldewnlks lu places nr i as slick as Ice and very little prog 1 ress can bo made on thorn, Our stock of caudles cannot bo beat. All the standard brands in bull; or In special boxes. Come in and see. 5-3 JULIUS KAHN. MAY RESIGN CLAIMING ILL HEALTH ASKS CZAR TO BE RELIEVED. Tho Complaint of Grlppenberg, How ever, Is Accepted as Most Feasi ble Reason Commander Was Asked for Explanation, St. Petersburg, Feb. 8. Humors i i lleimral Kuropatkln handing over his command to General IJnevltch, com niaiulcr of tho tlrst army, have lee current In St. Petersburg since Uie iiiinoniicemeui that General Grlppon berg had been relieved of his com maud of the second army. The Asso eluled Press Is unable to obtain any I'outlrmatfoii of ih.' reports. Tho wnr olllco declares they are Improbable, but Is unable to deny them. Adlstlngulshed (old tho Ah sot I ill id Press that evidently there had been friction between General Kuni' putkln and General Grlppenberg, ho added: "1 have heard a great deal abou' General Kuropatkln's asking to bo re lieved, but nothing positive can be said on the subject at present." According to one report General Grlppenberg complained to the em peror that General Kuropatkln had re fused to support his Hanking move ineiit, in view of which Grlpponber; asked to bo relieved. Tho emperor. It is said, then telegraphed to General Kuropalkiu asking for an explarui Hon, lu reply to which Kuropatkln wired thut his health was bad and re quested permission to turn over liU command to General l.lnevllcli. According to the second and more commonly credited version of the at fair, Kiirapatklu complained to the emperor that Grlppenberg undet()L tho Hanking movement lu detlnuce of orders and demanded the generals dismissal. The hope Is glowing (lint ihe liu' dent will bo satisfactorily adjusted, ns It Is realized that Kuropatkln s departure from tho front would prove a severe blow to tho hopes of victory In tho future, Grlppeuberg's withdrawal has uol changed the situation. The Uusslans continue to hold their positions around Sandepns. " A 1 - I s St. Petersburg, Feb. 5. lsssner's torpedo factory, employing GOO expert Utters nnd brass workers, has been closed because Governor-General Tro poff ordered tho dismissal of the whole staff of the concern for tearing down posters of the emperor's recon'. speech to workmen's delegation and because (ho managers were unable to replace theso men. Tho works nre strongly guarded by j.ollcomen. Destitution Among Cherokees. Muskogee, I. T Feb. S. From tho hills, tho homo of the full-bloods ot tho Cherokee Nation, thoro come many stories of tho destitution of the Indians. Old residents who have been friends of tho Indians for years and lire among tliein u great deal say thai there are more Indians In actual want tills winter Uian over before. This Is due to tho severity of tho weather jthls winter. Flold men In tho govern I mont service who have been out ill tho full-blood districts of Uio Creek ' Nation reports tho Creeks to be In good ( circumstances. They have plenty to ' eat nnd are comfortable lu their oz houses. ! Theater Burns. Solum, Mnss., Feb. f A 'noving picture machine exploded .ir tho Mage (luring tho performance ,ii Ihe Me chanlcs' theater tonight, etifiitif; a , llro that drove an audience of l.ui'ti i people In a panic from the olurc and j loss or $50,000. Nono of die i pect'i i tors wore hurt. To Home Builders. If you are going to build a new home, let Wm. Tnckett mnko you n plan and build your home, by so doing you will savo tho archltost's fee and . get a good home, Just at what tlu j labor and material cosls. At C. A. Sam inions Lumber Yard. L'C&S I We have absolutely tho finest cafe In Uie city, our cook Is tho best tu Ardmoro, our service Is unequalet and we Invito you and your friends tu call on us, 5-3 JUUUa K.