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OF ARDMORE This Barter Sunday In a reminder that Ardmoro, the (Jusen City tif the southwest, la .progrustdng nnil develop ing at n rate that bids fair to become noted In the near future for Its marvo loin achievements anil strident rc ..ininllnhmente. Achievement that will r-tn-il an h fitting monument to the! thrift and enterprise of twentieth ron tury people. I'rojtress In an resents! factor In the nfc of any city and tbe quickening Im- of rummerclaliMn is being foil Je ir as It never w before. Those vmo 'ml( the statement that proeperity la nlmore's trade mark will soon be i on.'! need by facts and nguies. The (oinmrrrial expansion daring the t fi y. im in Ardmore baa been remar kable and marvelous. Bach succeeding! -ir for the pant flvo year has wit j o- i an Increase in trad ox par Ion .in'll seemingly there Is no limit to the ii Shinties and capabilities of the ; ii- Were It purslble to secure the. ii.I"td recelp's for the past year it! t' 1 enfold a i-tory of surprising pnT i'iy. thrift an 1 progress. It1 w."H likewise recall the fact that Ai l.i r: Is growlns: that Ant mare, w;:;: rreinlly is iq:u':i$ to the front SKA' : - 1" in I, t R--.J- jc- c! ' aa on i5 1 ' '" -1 ent'n jiUtt -i T.n lu'.i i crit.. 1 1' ,i ' i int rell -cted In the amount of limitless It docs itiu' the best Index to n town's H'anln.; Is tho rallrtad roconls which arc l;a.iJ upon atluul freight receipts. Tho tltrco great lines, tho I'rlnco. ItoeU 1 land and t-'ai ta l"e will show a ma t riil .tu'iafc In frelgiit receipts over tho year. The lombihed receipt-! ennn it U- approximated for the year HWI, but th-.-y were cnormou.i. Trattlc men regard Aril mure as being one of the best points In the southern coun try, taking as a IkisIs, the amount or biLiincfH doue. and the rnnds arc nsslst Ing the iiwn In every jiosslble way. When you iuteri.it the roads you In toroU a mighty factor, for railroads havo luilt t wns wU.u other wiurcnn luiv ' faile I. The Hue entering Ant inoro are taking an active Interest In the ( ity'H futi.rv. Take tho Santa ! for Instance, with tho Immense amount It has m ent in thU section In develop ing the oil ll.-lds and you will come to the rmicl iHlon that Hint rotul mint liavo an aliidlrg faith In the future .it tho towr. or else no such amount wiiul 1 Inv In en Invested. The other two t-i:.rt- arc 'inully interest :-d In tl.' ! I'.i.-.i i:ii' Uca.l in ihl, tl, on wiihin --jiths. have Increased with l months to rui aa ex- .i . one U led to bell . that Ue 1 on a boom and that the con-: . i- du-j to some extraordinary ion. This can be explained by fa t tliat the town la growing an- ' n!-isr. that It lb advancing com- .1 i1' i' a l!idi!K'-ic' arc lo 8 ' . I eating anil that prices an- not In m in reserve m a matter of speculation but because the property Is worth tin money. There Is nothing striking In mil estate value when yott consider the IrusiUeHa and Industrial expansion of the town and you guage Ita nrmnve tnents of the past few months. In re calling the Mst one must necessarily stop to think of the future and II Is tbe future that ia Impressing tho bua Inees man and tho owner of property. Prospectors are ttoclilng here eager t purchae property and many trade havo been made In tho past few months. The business transactions nnt urally rvsultcd In u large exchange of money. Those who received It will make further Improvements, while l li new property owners an also content plating impovements. Thus the buiM Ing industry has been given finite an impetus an-i the next few month-- mr doubtfess witness much alu ii i-n.i i building activity. The past iar I -ol all records In the building lm In Ai i more and the progress In this diri-i ' was ample cause for rejoicing If the next year, and there is every reason t.) believe that such will be tho case, ein be compare- In the matter of A .. - '. : R Me. e -j mi , iar ! mill et v, ill I a . I y IlllllllilUlUt rl ,.i - .1- v , II . Ill pi .ill' to The town Is y-'t In .its infancy. It is: lie-Mile to dwell on that score, bur attention should be enlHd to the fai . i hut everything It hasaucomplUhc'. hai been done in spite of many obntacles. Thes-j obstacles aro too well knawn to be again Impressed upon the reading public. Unaided by artificial methods as a moans uf contributing toward It succejs or by linom conditions to pusb It to tho front, Ardmore ha.s pro p r i and advanced. Uur this point In l"w. a most Ignillcant ono. that the town has not depended upon outsi.u tniln once to any great extent ur f rough fictitious means to bull! I u: ! r.lmply ben built through th nlmn nable energy of the pen; h- t hi i grown to majestic proponlonn Hm.u,Th the spirit of tlte.-U' sam.- li'Imlirant:; in whoso veins How the blood of p. mi ' r which mnile them capable ol I r.. ing the dangers and hardships and r Iriiimphant to the objects for wit. they nave battled. Tlu- Anglo-Sixon t a sturdy race and the citizenship o' Ardmore hns nil the olemonts of that rac.. Through all the years of fi' ! niore's h'.ntory one feature must be :n Drew. tha- 1... ii has b.' r in 'ro:u bu -In UlKUtcrs. To ivu'h csjjc.cjt be said In praiao of tho peep' -if the town and the quiet, silent work- era for Ardmore'a growth and ;,",irv. usineaa Cotdltlons. The estimate of the volume of bos- inesa in 1104 over the preceding year ahmz aa Increase of twenty-five per cent. ThU is baaed on atatenxnts aia le 'jy luidlng business merc--inU f nlm.ire. Anolhci eviiV nc- in Hie 1MB as . ' id h Celi it, . Inc. rr-' in banU dt .-il nv i the i;v ndlr.g 'ar. There ban ti.-en an lu - reas." i.f depohltH of at Icn'Jt 5 per cent ovei the preceding twelve months. Ilulni'4i conditions at piesent ate liealtlty nti l nierchnn'.M are In excel- i a -. . l.i n.i r. .-li.. ' unLiiem .uiuiinuH. wnwK-n iij, :he town Ix mflklnj rapid .strides and Iv in.' Ijejn ft-w complalots of the ii iu overdone. Since January ' 1 Mi i hns not been h single failure, '.h1i i- ii not her evldeuce that busi i - noii Ions nre excellent and that 1 i ilisolutely mi depression In in -i i irele W i- i.i-iliutlons are locatlug in the ::n I i he coming year give prom oi i ma the greatest from nn In ! a mi point In ita history. i : k could hardly be brighter i- pr ait ted that this season 'I'.u. :1! i. -cords for Imlgratton , iltuore. Home Tradi. AiiIiiioii Ut not only a f,0i1 .oinl. trudi fiom Its own irsld 'nts. Inn al-i i iijoj.. i.-.vt.-iiKie t -mtlons witli i" i'o 1. v Col"- Residence of Mrs. -urumtiding 'own-, of it - r.i han.v, nation. The prices piwnllln? on all line of supplies in Ardmore tire unl-i formly reasonnblo and compare favor- .ibly with those ot the larger clue. Keen competition and entorprisiug nd energetic business methods have risulte-l In making the stocks carried in local establishments as diversified .ir. 1 cor.ipl.no a con be found cslo-Ah-re. in view of the excellent condl 'I... s the Idea of home trade is one ' t-rct popularity in Ardmore and . ir.( t'aut should bo fostered by local -i l.iiiiH and persons living In tho ti ::.i.y. for by dealing In local eatab- -imunts, the city la benefited and its p itn :w ct-. a commercial and produc . i -1 r U constantly Increased, and . v iru- material development of - v is ai led. In every line of i idmorc Is an excellent market i n ir. for the various wholesale , ii h uses being keenly compel- ! ' are urtlrlng In their efforts to linx ure the latest and best products In vrrv line of commerce. The unparalleled growth of the city and ths development of tho manufac turing. Jobbing and agricultural Inter ests In recent yenrs, and the cease less activity In aJI Hoes of Industry which baa resulted In the eiuly and renumeratlve employment of the working people has enabled them to purchase freely, while at the same time the trade from the surrounding t iwns has especially recorded a won it. r'ui iu- bbc n- dccIoprnent I Wholesals Iraclt. t idmoii- whole jale m.K.liautf ' r.ilther n ed nor destlr rosc-eolorc ii ' glas'e in reading their future. Even ' the most t onservatlve observer c.i ur progi-eKsi mjHt admit that all con dltlonr arc c-omhliilng to favor Aid morc ,, Anlmor(.l0ll have n.-. nine and take advantage of np;- tuuities. Not only have our own ' ..ens n firm conviction that the .t can and will become the greatest . racrcial canter of Indian Territory i the favored and successful men i the business world have decl...' their faith by muklng it a cenui their liprrations. Wholesale lio;is' backed by local aud outside capital are doing i hea.y business and .'. ftautly int leasing their factlliled. Tti field is n profitable one ant off-'i rrat opportunities. Manufacturing Interests n Impnrtjint feature of iVnltuOiC Its industrial activity. Althouii many luanchcs of the liwmifattui inir J. T Alexander. ,ir.i m-e tcpn -i ut n. the local Held vffords great possibilities In those llnBS "ol at l"-ont being prosecuted. Among the present manufacturing In stltutlotia of the city, which aro for thJ most part located in the outskirts, are an oil mill, flour mill, asphalt, ltlnt and varnish factory, paving and onjtrm tlon company, two round bale gins, true square bale gins, an ice plaui, an electric light and jiowcr plant, a cold storage plant, two cotton eompre8j.es. a steam laundry, mo planing mills, Iron factory, a broom r v tor.. a tardy factory, a marble woM . two bottlina- works. a uot .v. .-.., . .... brlctt factories. fWal Estate Interests, The icalty. conditions of Ardm.u. are not of the unstablo and precar.ou fhiracter, common in many grownu , iHea. A aorvey of the city's marke-, oiwa a moderation in prlcaa In ai- most cery section of the city, with a, healthy, steady advanco, which Is the nature la result of a correspondingly hoaltby growth on the part of tbe community. The Increase in realty values Is primarily due to' the lm proveaweti constantly being made by the city government in the way of ""Bg the water and sewerage system and the rapid Influx of popula tlon. Bench and Bar. The bench ami liar of Ardmore Is p-r-on-l li non- la the outhwet. Its history l" adorncJ with the names of men who have tnado themselves con- -liuou- In the Held of Jurisprudence, In the lucid exposition of the law. In the correct application of legal prlncl- pics, as legislators judge and au- -nor, the member of the legal fm- unity of Ardmore. are justly entitled to plarcj in the frant rank of profession. the Education aid Reunion. i From a roUgfou and educational standpoint, Ardmore Ii entitled to n Indeed, u well coulppud ono. It con high K-nndtn? among the cities of the isls of oue engine of tho latest pal sou'hwest. N'owbero oan be found a I teni, having a capacity of D50 gallon more thoroughly organized r jwn ' a minute; u hoe wagon, with 2,000 feet reboot system or a more com- i feet of hose, and a chemical cnglno. pM ' t presentation of ho variou; equipped with two tanks of 00 gallons church djctrin man for which this city it celebrated. Ardmore offers special advantages along educational o .... .. , , i . i .u.i.. im ncutHH system, covering a period ..f eleven year. In the model jof perfection. nd Is reprenntMtlre J of the most advanced methods and idjttN of educational training, embrac ing tho primary, grammar and high choi 1 departments. The primary and ' O'lnimar department covers a period if eight years and tbe high school partmcnt four. Tbe curriculum of, ii syatem embraces every study ai -hi in tho schools of the leading ! . i. piuI produces many thorough , ' liMlar.. y.'." city malauins Ave .hool iMin:i, two modern brick structures . :."d iwo frame buildings for the white holars, and one frame building for :li colored chlldr.-a. Iror. W. II. llml. I Mipeiintendent of the school.' I i-nd hit staff of aHtii!its luclude ' , I'l TO Be: -"encc of Frank Berryhlll. i i wen i v i. v.iitt. .-. . 1 f olored AI :re tha:i i.'i'iu children teaeli. ;- attend the -rhools from tho city school system, Aidmorc aas several denominational c titra-lon.il insrltntlons, namely: The llti'-grove College, supported by Mi:h ill-t conference, and St. Mary' early part or 1S87 the present city bv AiMkiuy. siipparte-1 by the Catholic cam? known to the early settlors of lii.iren. this RC-tlon. Its population at that As -o (hurchos. Ardmore las eleven time, however, was exceedingly small, i for v.hlte people and nix fot the col- aad there was no Immediate prospect 1 ;optilation. Kach sect Is qiiar- of Its paining any npecla! i)romIn?nce t.i in a handsome brick or framo us a city of (he Indian Territory. I s:nii t-m- Hni. has a largo comti- SWv.vly, but suroly. the white popula ut iicy. Hon v.n Incram-d by people mostly Location of City. ' frnn tlr southern and central oasl- rdn.oie la located at nn elevation ""n elates. it ii'ulng mire tlun eight hunil-, i fi above- it-' sea level, midway 1 . i oiilnhomu City, Okla.. and r . Voi-h. Texas, and U the highest pi m ! -tween Kansas City and the Oulf of Mexico. The high altitude nnd a'ui rious climate of Ardmore com uines to nnke the city ono of the most healthful commurltles In the United States. This city Is easily accessible from all, parts of tho coun try having three railroads, with con tracts lot for another. A f.'cJsi C.t,. r lm rc is ioo.it I city In every re'pc.-t l: i::j.iy ma mt : municipal improvements aud Is uot wanting in any direct ou. Tho streets of the city are lighted by eleutrlclty fur nished by a private corporation, and practically every building and resi dence is equippcr wlu electric lights. One of ths most Important recent Improvements to the city is the con- stroctlon of a handso ne and. Imp-Ming Citv Hall building, erected at a cost i't Sfttt This stnicture hnf Just been orni't- 1 nnd would bo a credit to any city. It la built of brick and cov- er an area of ground fifty by one hundred foot. The ground lloor or tho building Is used by the flro and police departments of tho city It uolug taken up by the flro apparatus and tho prison cells. The itecond lloor of tho structure Is taken up by the muu- ! frl,il nfllndi iL-Mnli ncn ftnf.lv fifrnloh. W.UVV, 11 ..... i.a . ...... a... ....... ed and equipped. The lire dopirtment of Uio city U. capacity each. I- C. Siaugiitur m cliier . . ... with Uert Parker as nrslstant chief. The city has a complete water and sewerage system, which Is continually bUug extended. The waterworks ays t rji was Installed lost year at a cost of $162,000, and thirteen miles of wa ter malnd havo been laid. Tiit- water is supplied from Lake Dink, four relics uorth of the cltj-, which is !' acres in aroM. The pumping station . f the system fit tho lake ia equipped v.ith two pumps, with a capacity of tltttoo gallons an hiur each. Tho rtandplpo of tho system is located ha'.f way between tho lak and the city, and Is twenty-five feet In ills meter and one hundred and twent) five feet In height. Tho system hns four hundred and vcnty-flvo con f timers and Is a relf-sustaining in . tltutlon. Tho sewerogo systom, In failed nlso last year , at a cost of Cjf't, has been laid for marly two tulle? and h.-u one iiuudred md foriy three connections. It is n source of revenue to tho city, and Is being ex tendc.'. as fast as possible. Ardmerc's Infancy. Ardmore can he said to bo In the eighteenth year of lis age. In ths Th: hrst offlrors of the city wore: Mayor, John Ohlt; Chief of Poiicu. A. S. r'ulllani, City Hecurder, Dave lieu; Tay CoIU'ctor. William Croati. The phenomlnal growth or the city as n center of commerce, manufactur ing Intei est and homos occurred In tho 'as: ioven years. In that time tho population hns Increased frjm fi.000 to li.000. Threo years ngo the city was Iniorj orated as a city of the flrst-class. An Ido.i of the prosperity of tho city can he gathered from the fact that this A i : -! ' au.c property is estimated a $ ,ii 'lo.iujo, and tue real taxable : ity at tho same figures. Tha tax ie .l)t-i of the city Tor the pnBt year agsrcGatud f-l 1,000, which does not In ciuJe tho revenue from the occupation, (rest and alley or wnter aud sewerage tax. The local reiMonta are unanimous In Uio purpose of advancing Ardmoro and It Is apparent tliat thoy realise , that suali e.-ids enn bo bast accomplish- od by se'octlng tho most competont men for tho c'ty olll',or!, rognrdlees of their political inclinations.