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uiivihitiK trt tlic Ardmorcitc Want Columns Ingram's Transfer Line MrrH nil IrnlttK Mperl.il iitli'iitlun Riven to ftini'MW mte $K. Phone 74 VOLUME XII. I SIDNKY BUOdS.) I PROmlllTfl, I ARDMORE, IND. TEH.. Ell I DAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1905. SnBSCRIPTIOM 5GU PER lOilfB! NUMBER 157 THE WAGES OF SIN 3TICK OF DYNAMITE EXPLODES IN MAN'S HAND. Alva S.nith of Denlson While Visiting In Caddo, I. T., Seeks to Violate Territory Law Result He Ma Not Recover. The Deulsoa Heruld Imh the follow ing: Alva Smith, a young man who re iioii in Denlsou, wait the victim of a terrible tlyii.iniltu oxploslor. yvMer day which tore oft one ot his aims. Smith t.us at Caddo, I. T., vlwltltif? his father, lie hud stnrted to dynamite a stream for llsh. One ot (ho at.. of thu explo-dvo wont off In hi hand und the entire nrm wns ton away. MMdtcal ivwslstaiiee wan S'tn oil tallied, hut a telephone message to Denlson relatives last nlgl t convey ed the Infonnatlon thnt the young man wr.h In a serious condition. The young man's half sitter. Miss Nannie Harrison, and Fireman Clwa. Wooldrkiso left laat night for Caddo after aenring of the accldint. Smlta wn foriiurly a fireman on the Katy oat of DenUoii. 1-uter he iun a switch engine at Dallas lint lett tht Horvlee a fow wieks ago. lie has Just recovered from a .evore Illness and It is feared Is not In a condition to Ktnnl the great shock he recived. H. 12. Harris returned thlb arteruoon from Caddo, where ho went to see the Injured man. He stated that Smith' right hand was blown off and his loft eye tor.i out. The right eye was also Injured end the doctors do cot believe the sight can bo saved even It Smith survives. In addition has face wua lacerated nnd hls stomach Injured. Smith was about fits miles from to-n when ho was Injured. He was holding tho fctlek of dynamite and had lighted It preparatory to throwing It in tho water. The fuse must Iiave been defective, for the explosion cn instantly after the match was applied Tho accident happened at 4 o'clock in tho afternoon and it was 7 o'clock before he wa3 brought Into Caddo whero phy3lcuva3 wcr; wmmoncc, Assistance was obtained from neigh boring 1 anchors and n buggy procured. Tho physician In attendance" gave but little hope of Smith recovering from his injuries. RENTAL SUIT DECIDED. Mother Can Not Collect from Allot ment of Child. Muskogee, I. T May 11. A case in volving thousands of dollars in rentals) va nveldod In fhe United Slates District court hero. It was In the case of, Sarah E. Brow n ch. Waahlnjton Austin for the recovery of 30O. It was the first caw or its lclnd that ever came before the court for adludicatlon, and -wan an Impor tant onj to tho Creek Nutlon. Plalatlff sought to recover $300 , which, she claimed, was due as ren tal for the 'allotment of her child, which was a minor. She leased the prop-'r'.y to Austin without authority, and the court held that shtt had no rtebt to collect tho money, as she had never 1 een appointed guardian for tho child, and, was no more entitled to kuo for the rental than ocy other person. Broken Arrow School Bonds. Drok.n Arrow, I. T May 11. John O. Benedict, bupsrlntendent of schools for Indian Territory, is here to pass upon lite legality and advisability of an Issue of bonds to build school houies. What his recommendation will ho is not yet known. A Conductor's Experieace. Conductor C. C. Monds of the Frisco rcrorts that he had a trying expcrleneo with a woman ptssengcr yesterday, it si-em's that tho woman became tempor arily deranged on the train coming to An'moro and wanted to Jump off. Lon ductor .Monds kept a clo3o watch on lior anil had considerable trouble with the ludy who wanted to leuvo the train, it Is eald that she was met heie by a physician who la related to her. Tho iroman oame from Springfield, Mo. TOWNSHIPS TO BE LEASED, Announcement is Made that Lands Will be Rented Soon. A peciil I rem liwton says It is oilrvjially iniiouiiccd that thef thre' townships of the big pasture are to be t.nx.'d lor agricultural purposed Aiy the Interior department. Township four youth, lange eleven west, which In now leased for grazing put poses by V. II. Hiigglus, Is one ot these, and townships two ind three of .Vange twelve west, now leased by Waggoner &. Ilunictt. are the others. This infor mation comes direct from Major Hand lett, the fndlini agent, today. Thes i three townships contain tl'.l, ! I'.'e aci-i-H. The 2ii.l!0ll nut-en 111 the Ke chle hills and a portion of the rosena tlou In Kiowa crotmt y will nlso he opened for grazing purposes the total number of acres IIiuh to be leased be- Illg llbollt 100.IMIO. The secretary of the Interior depart ment will nihertlne for leasing bids within the next few day. U In re ported that the minimum price will be ITi cents per acre. It Is not known what dltpositlon will he made of (he rvrtulnd.-r of the pasture lands. There Is little doubt that more of the lauds I will be leased for agricultural , pur poses next year. ( ALL HAIL HIS COMING SECRETARY OF TREASURY SHAW TO VISIT ARDMORE. Will Bs the City's Guest Wednesday, May 21 Says He Will Be Happy to Meet the People Second Cabinet Officer to Visit. If plans do not miscarry Anlmoro will have the pleasure of entertaining a distinguished member of tho cabi net, Hon. Leslie M. Sbnw, secretary of the treasury? who Is scheduled to arrive hero May 21. The visit of Mr. Shaw will bo hailed with rejoicing. If ho w ill listen to the plea of leading citizens relative to conditions he may be able to assist In tho future. At any. rate Ardmore will bo proud to entertaid him ,to say tho least. The lollowlng letter to President Ice of the Commercial Club Is self explanatory: "Washington, .May S. 1003. My Hear 'Sir:' I lliavo pleasure in ac knowledging the receipt of vour letter of April 22, forwarded by Mr. Rrasted. I am expecting to be In Oklahoma City Tuuiday, May 23, and IT agreeable to your people will leave there at 12:.10 noon. May 21. via the Santa IV road, Arriving at Ardmore fi p. in. of the same dcy. and leaving there on Thurs day. May 2C, at 11:30 a. m. or on the midnight train Wednesday. "I thank you for your cordial invl tatl.vn, and shall by very happy to meet your people. "Wry truly yours, "U M. SHAW." Reunion of Blue and Gray. Was.ilngton, May II. Tho annual reunion of the union and confederate armies began here todny with repre sentatives of tho bran old fighter who participated In the war of 'Cl-'65 present from many stnte of the north and south. Tho meeting has peculiar slgnlllcance this year, In that it cole crates the fortieth anniversary or tno eJoao of the civil war. Tho program contemplates more than thirty speech s of greeting nnd responses, with an address of welcomo by General C. 1 Grosvenor, of Ohio, Other speakers will be Past Department Commander Grand Army of the Republic Captain Grimth. and Gen. Ro3ser, the young est of tho brigadier generals of the confcdeinte army. Delivering Peeds. Mr. Itosenwinkle, from the offlco of Mansfield, McMurray & Cornish, at torneys for tho ChlckaBaw Nation, be gan tho delivery of deeds to Chicka saw citizens at the Capitol building Tuesday morning. Tho first deed deliv ered was to Anglo Whttthorne. During tho day miite n largo num ber called and recelvid their deeds, among them being Hx-Gov. P. S. Mos. ley. Chickasaw Capital, Pure bred Plymouth osgs II per setting. S. S. TOLSO.W 7-C STORM KING IS BUSY SMALL CYCLONE AT MARLOW THIS MORNING. Several People Injured Many Build ings Damaged Wynnewood, Davis Sulphur nnd Other Points Vis ited Much Damage Done. Special to tin; Arilmeivlte. Alarlow. I. T.. .May J 2. A mall cyclone and terrlilie halt storm struck .Marlow at 'J o'clock this morning. Thciv was much damage to buildings and hovcnil people were injured, but none seriously so far as known. At Wynnewood. Special to tho Ardmorelte. W.vun.'wood, I. 'P., May i'.'. Krom lo:!S0 until alout 11 o'clock today the hardest rain in the history o' this sec tion fell. Tim rnlu was accompanied by a I all storm anil a number of win dow p. hick in different portions of the town were broken out. iSoimo of the hail stones were as large as hen eggs. N'o oili.-r duimiKe has been reported. There was no wind Btorin bore. The luill did considerable dnmnre to thu fruit. At Sulphur. Special to the Ardmorelte. Sulphur, f. T.. May 12. At about 1 1 o'clock today, a severe rain and wind storm did considerable damage here. A number of the small, hastily erected buildings, which had been erected to hold the vacant lots were blown i ver. The' t wo-story building of John Har per, thn lower story of which was oc cupied Ly ths Gem Restaurant and the upper htory by the Oddfellows, as a lodge room, was demolished. Tho res taurant wari owned by a Mr. Rhodes. The employees of the restaurant saw the approaching storm and hurriedly left tho building, barely In time, as the lower portion of the building was ruined. The upper part however re mained In tact. Tho fruit crop was also badly damaged. At Davis. Special to the Ardmorelte. Davis, I. T., May 12. A heavy rain, accompanied by a hard wind struck this placo today. Many fruit trees wero blown down and a considerable amount of fruit was ruined. No other damage- bus been reported here. Yale Student Found Dead. New Haven, Conn., May 11 Arthur Hnz'-roi, a Vale senior living in Cleve land, Ohio, was round shot to death In his ro-jrn In Welch Hall, one of the campus dorattories, today, and an In vestigation into the ease is being con ducted. MCdlcnl Examiner Dennett stated tonlKht that he believed death was tho result of an accident or suicide, hut further than thnt he would not discuss the cu3o. Haze-rot's body was found uy one or his room-mates. The case is being kept very' uutet, ami further than the fact that tho young man was found dead nothing official I as been given out. A revol ver was found near Hnzerot's Hide and there as a bullet wound in his head. APPRAISERS AT WORK. Chairman Hefly Startles Sapulpa on Short Notice. Sapulpa, I. T May 11. The Chick asaw townslto appraisers posted no tice,? Ihls morning thnt they would commence the appraisement at 'J o'clock and all improvement for tp purpose of holding lots would n it Ik considered after that tin ( . Abou'. twice before it w.s repotted fey were here and quite a number rustled und hustled lot holders on their vi cant lots, nnd this linn the cry of "wolf wns not heeded by .ouu until Chairman Hefly posted hW notices. Although somo of the wise ones "got busy" and paid workmen 1 per hour and there was suro "homcthlng do ing" up to the last minute. Tho best and safest loan Is tho one which runs for a long term, with prlvl lege to pay. Write tho American In vestment company, Atoka, I. T. They mako farm loans on lnter-mnrrl'! su: plus title. THE CYCLONE AT SNYDER ONS HUNDRED PERSONS KILLEC. MANY YET MISSING. Of One hundred and Flf'y Inju-ed 23 Per Cent Will Die Heartrending Scenes Follow the Loss ot Loved Ones. The deatii list of Wednesdny n.-lu' tornado 1 expected to oxece' i'.C. KIghty-nve bodies have toea teeovc cd: dozens of pflrxons nre niUiusr and given up for dead, and or the forty-one budly wounded rj-'M are fatally hurt. More than one hundred others suffer ed less were injuries. Relief i being ent from neighbor lug town. From Oklahoma city were sent loo mon to dU? graves and aeek the d .ul still In the ruins, nnd also n dozeh undertakers with 100 .llns. Offer, of financial assistance have cotntj irom numerous cltlei-. Gover nor i'erguson of Oklahoma has iasued n proclamation enlllutr attention to the needs of the stricken town. Snyder, Ok. May 11. Approximate ly 10l persons were killed ny the tor nadoi which swept over and destroyed, this lty at b-15 last night. More than li0 were Injured, 20 per cenf of whom will tile. More than fifty persons are missing, It Is'uared that many of them are killed and their bodies carMcd away by the wind, which swept vvcrythlug before It. The feorch for the dead and injured Is helug continued throughout thj night by relief parties, which have poured into the city since early morn ing. Most of the dead have been found under the huge plle.i of debris, which fills the streets In the path of tho tor nado. Brick and frame structures are minglod together In the wreckage. Small parties have own arriving throughout the day bringing lu bodle t of dead and Injured, who were carried from tUU city and dropped by the wind sometimes miles from town. Settlements in tho vicinity of Sny der and throughout Kiowa couu'y suffered from tho storm, and relict parties report seeing dead bodies ty ing along the railroad tracks to .tie north end south. No offor , howj.-.ii was made to bring these bodl-) to Snyder, as It was the intention to reach thu stricken city as soon a.' cs slble and render all possible aid to tho injured, who were suffer'ng great ly from tho lack of medical attention. Thp proper ty loss is estimated at approximately 1500,000. Dr. Slaefer of Oklahoma City, ono of the physicians who came here from that place on a special train, said that the nature of thu Injuries sustained Indicated that most ot' thu persons were KllleU or Injured while fleeing from douger. The cj clone from tho southwest fol lowed tho Canadian river, struck Sny der about 0 o'clock and la&ted fifteen minutes. In that brief space of time It destroyed all tluit part of town which la north of the Frlsco railroad, and either demollslf'd r damaged pracltlcally every bu3lueis housu here. Most of thu persons killed went struck Ly flying timbers or orulied be neath c'ebrls. Sad scenes nre being enaetcd at the morgues. Here those who hnvo lost relatives or friends came to Identify the lend. When an Identification takes lace the demonstration Is heart-rending. Kven inore. distressing becauso ot th kot'is-'.r element of human sulfur lug involved nre the sights at thu places where th.) Injured nre holng cared lor. The groans of tnoso who are undergoing operations ar - mlnglt'd with the sobs and screnms of those whos-o loved ones have Just departed this life, Kvory now and then strong men, bowed down with grltf, tako a lifeless form nwny and place It Vy the side of other 3 In the morgue The frail bodies or little children maimed nnd broken lay by the slda of strange masculine formh which havo bten beaten down by the flying debris or hurled beneath llylng walls. MASTER IN CHANCERY NAMED. Increase in Buiness Made Selection Necessary, Ciilckasha, I. T., May 11. I,awreni- .Mills, an attorney of this city, has been appointed Master lu Chancery for the Rynn and Chioknsha dlvU Ions of the United Stnte Court, South em District, by Judge J. T. Dlckersoa Judge John H. Hlnkte of Ardmore has hetctofore tlll?l this poiltlon for the entire Southern District, but Uij chancery business increased to Mich nn extent that an additional Master Iwcauio necessary. Mr. Mills Is a nattve of Sherman, Tex., nnd n graduate of the law de lartnn"it of the University of Team. He had the Indorsement of practically the entire bar In tho court towns for the position. Tlsnomlngo Wanta New Road. TishomlnRo's wideawake Commer cial club has offered the Missouri Oklahoma & Gulf Railway a bonus of $r.0,000 If the eompany will build l i. proposed line through the capital city. This is the hne that U ald wilt be built from Jopllti ,Mo . to the gulf. Tlshomlrw tvnd Galmtrvillu will make ar. effort to have the road Cult througn thone cities. BUILDING AT SULPHUR THE 3USIEST BUILDING TOWN IN THE TERRITORY. Many ' Lot Holdera"' Being Erected for the Pu3pose of Holding Lots to Be Passed on By the Townsite Commission. Special to the Ardmorelte. Sulphur, I. T., May 12. Tho past few days has been tho busiest per haps in the history of the reservation city. Especially has this been bo in the lino of building activity. The-immediate cause for this rush building was the necessity for tho construction Df improvements on tho lota in the ne wtownslta in order to hold them, as tho townslto commission had set the expiration of the time limit for a o'clock Monday, morning, last There wero only a fow lot unimproved ow ing to tho vvident bright future ot the town, and almost alt of those declared vacant wero allowed to bo left unim proved on account of some misunder standing of tho owners. In many cases these lot holders are small build ings, but this Is no Indication or the future Improvement of the lots, as the owners have already purchased their former dwelling of the govern ment, which wero condemned by the department In order to clear tho res ervatfou and which are to to1 moved from this park to tho now townslto as soon as the bids are approved by tho depirtmcnL Independent of departmental or any other Influence whatsoever, there Is on Incessant din of building energy which 13 absolutely surprising. Several blocks of two-story brick buildings of uniform stylo are under con'truc tlon, handsome dwellings are being raised on every eminence In tho town-i-lte, which extends over two miles across thn north and west beside strips 'outh, dst and west ot tho res ervation. The electric plant Is near lug completion and tho telephone sys tem Is now giving scrvlco with an cn tlroly kw tqulpment. Then are perhaps more brick ma sons, carpenters nnd artisans of vari ous tyiK's at work hero now than In any town of auythlng like the umo i um In tho entlr- Southwest. Tho town Is teeming with prospectors nnd these added to Ihe visitors of the com ing opening week will Indeed fill tho town to overflowing. Well Diggers Strike a Mine. Dur.mgo, Colo., May 11. Miroo Ital ian well diggers are resor.slble for the greatest placer 'find that has been made in Colorado finer the early days of mining In thin stato. They wero after water near here when they struck nn urteslan flow of 100 gallons per minute, which brought up with it great quantities of gold boailng gnv- el. Investigation showed that tho gravel Is worth about 2 cent i a pound, or J 10 a ton, In gold. Dur.mgo nnn and others havo staked out the ground for a distance of throe mlle. from tho , first find. NEW NAVY POLICY NOW SECRETARY OF NAVY MORTON INAUGURATES NEW PLAN. No Mors Unarmed War Vessels to Go Outi Some Have Gone to Sea Without the Greater Part or Their Guns. (By Associated Iriu.) Waahlogton. .May 12. Se.vetary ot tho Navy Morton has Innupurated a new policy in connection with nmilug vessels oT the uavy, which the country undoubtedly wilt hnll with sntlsfuc Uon. Strange as It may soeni, some of the iutest men-of-war have gone to sen without the greater pari of their guns', making them almost as Inoffen sive as murchnutmon. Thu secretary has dcreed that this practice must stop, and has taken measures to end. It. The v.-mis in question ur- tho four nrrnored cruisers. West Virginia, Col orado Maryland Puul Pennsylvania. They ate blf 12.000 toll rhlps, capable of twenty-two knots' speed, and wltli the entire battery aboard would make powerful fighters, able to tope with any armored cruisers which Japan, for Instance Is about to employ ngalnst the fleet of Vice-Admiral Itojestven sky. Hut though In service today they would uot be able to meet an enemy, for the reason that some of the host guns are missing. When prepared for war each of the vessels named hhould carry Tour K lnch breechloadlng rifles, fourteen 6 inch rapid fire guns, eighteen 3-m fire guns, and thirty smaller guns. All have 8 -Inch guna and guns below S Inches. The Colorado and West- Vir ginia are in need of 3-tnch guns and new sights for 8-lnch guns; the Penn sylvania and Muryland are without a single G or 3-lnch gun. Whoi Secretary Morton learned this condition ot affairs he tool: imme diate steps to rectify it Rear Ad miral Mason, 'chief of tho bureau or ordnance, has been energetic during the few months ho has been occupy ing his present office, but he has had to depart radically from tho policy which was Inaugurated ten years ago and which tho bureau closely observ ed th. concentration of gun construc tion in tho naval factory at the Wash ington navy yard. It has been a pol icy costly to tho fiovernment, for tiusro are many failures which would not bo tolerated if private contractors -wero engaged In the execution of the con tracts. Rut it -also resulted in great congestion and led to tha present Ina bility ol thu department to Install a battery on a new ship when it is ready to receive the weapens or im mediately replace guns like that which exploded recently on tho Iowa. MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Met at Marietta and Elected Officers. Next Meeting at Wynnewood. Tbo Chickasaw Medical Association met. in 11th semi-annual session this week at Marietta. Tho attendance was god and' the Marietta meeting was pronounced cne of the most successful In the history of tho Association. Tiro next raeoetlng will be held nt Wynne wood In November. Tho following oill cers w-re elected: President, Dr. It. D. M xro, Ardmore; vice president Dr. J. H. Undwiy, Klmore; socretety und treasurer. Dr. J. M. Sholtou, Wynnewood. The Marietta physicians tendered the visitors a banrtict Tues day nlht. Tho Association voted to charter u car nni attend thc Indian Territory Medical Association which convene In Juno nt Tulsa. Proves Self-Dofer. Ryan, I. T., May It. Rroce Roberts, charged with ldlllng Joa Mntbowb- ut Terrnl, I. T., on last Sunday morning, had an examining trial hero before United States Cbmmlsslonur (E, IK. Morris yesterday and was released, tho evldcno showing that ho acted In self-defonso, tho fact as brought out at thu trial being that Mathewrr hud shot nt Roberts twico tho night before; ami when they mot Sunday morning Muthaws drew his pistol ami fired on Roberts and RornjrtP returned Iho fire, Wiring him instantly.