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fee FARTHING BROS, THE TAILORS Dyeing, Cleaning Pressing l"iI,5,,?,l AKD3I0EE, IND. IKK.,' TIMJiSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 1-1, 11)05 main PAULS VALLEY BUSINESS ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A MIN UTE RAISED BY CITIZENS. Bonus for the New Railroad for Which a Charter Has Been. Granted A Business Awakening Among People of the Valley. Pauls Valley. I. T.. Sept. 1 1. (Spec ial.) $21,000 wnB mlsed In twenty ono. mlnutoH at a mass meeting In tho Pauls Valley opern house last night no j bonus to the Paula Valloy railroad. Tho line which took out a charter at Guthrie list tveck will run from the coal field:) of the Choc taw nation through thin place to Wich ita FulU, Texas, a distance of ISO miles. Chicago nnd locnl capitalists aro behind nv move as tr; motors of tho road but li i-v believed that tho Katy railroad Is Jr principal In tho project as the lino has terminal points connecting with the Katy at Ada and Wichita Falls. Tho mooting held lagt night was a 'rousing ono and Indicated that this placo has awakened to renllzo the Im portance of tho oast and west line to this point. ' At a mass meeting to bo held to nlgln? $9,000 more will bo raised to bring the bonus to $30,000 tho nmount askod. That Pauls Valley Is on the ove of a movument of the strongest Kind thoro Is no longer any question. Build ing operations Involving tho expendi ture of over $150,000 aro about to be gin and are only walking for material to start work. Among tho buildings' about to go up hero aro a $25,000 school building; two 3-story prewed brick business blocks and 11 vo two story structures. Paving nnd sewers nro also now undor deflnlto consideration nnd a wave nf business' expansion Is man! ' fpst in business nnd trade circles. Many now people aro coming to tho placo nnd hotels are full. Chicago, Kansas City. St. Louis, Dallas and Oklahoma City capitalists are regist ered at the llnnipton, the Crisp and other hotels and tomo investments ag gregating $50,000, woro mado.thls week, among which wns Uio purqlmso of the electric light plnnt by J. O. VmemH of Chimin) Tor $12,001 aUo tho purchnso of land ndjolnlng Pauls' Vnlley by S. J. Garvin for $10,500. Sale of Real Estate. Pauls Valley, I. T Sept. 11. (Spec lal.) Ono or tho lnrgest roal estato deal1 made In this section this month was the snlo today of 1G0 acrc3 ono mllo smith of Pauls Valley to S. J. Garvin for $10,500. Tho land was sold by Moman Prultt tho well known crim inal lawyer of 'Us plnco. Mr. Prultt bought tho land last year of Hybarger Moore & Co.. real estate men lit this placo for $8000. Considorablo activity' Is beginning to bo manifested In town and country pilnpoity. Mish Pauls Valley property Is changing hands. Many now ppoplo and businesses nro locating hero nmong which nro several manufacturing concerns. Many new comers arc compelled to build as thcro aro no vacant houces In town to bo had. Three Storv Bank Building. Pauls Valley, I. T.. Sopl. 11. (Spec ial.) Plans aro In the hr.wr nf ttlrec tnra nf tho Kind National flank of this placo for a now thrco Mory pressed cream Milwaukee brlclt bank nnd offl co building. Tho building will cost. In tho neighborhood or W7.000. It will bo ono of tho most modem business blocks In .tho territory. Work will be gin on tliB new building as soon as a bul'ding fiow leased as a drug storo nnd located on the lot to bo built upon can bo moved. 1 Booming Ardmore. Pauls Valloy, I. T.. Sept. 11. (Spec, lal.) Col. Sidney Suggs of tho Ard morolto that good newspaper of Ard more, who Is In this city today, statos that Ardmoro Is experiencing ono of tho. llvollcst awakonlngs of Its history. "Tho outlook for statehood Is putting n most cnthuslnstlc pulso In tho veins of business nnd big crops aro making tho outlook for fall trndo something to bo jubilant about," Col. Suggs de clares Ardmoro will bo a c'ty of twlco Its alio In tho noxt two or throo years. Verdict Against Woodmen. Bryan, Toxa", Sept. 13. In tho dis trict court today Mrs, Otto Boehme was awarded a verdict against the Woodmen of tho World for $2,100, tho nmount sued for, with Interest at C per cent from May C, 1903. It was a suit to collect .life Insurnnco which tho order resisted on tho ground of su Icldo by tho Insured. Hugo Schools Open. Hugo, I. T.. Sept. 13. (Special.) Tho Hugo, public schools opened this week with a largo enrollment. Prof. W. P. Clnrko Is superintendent this year. Tho school board has signed a contract with a San Antonio contrac tor for tho erection of a $15,000 build ing as soon as tho bonds aro approved. Court at Antlers. Hugo, I. T., Sept. 13. (Special.) United Statos court has. boon In ses sion this wool; at Antlors. Judgo Hum phrey on tho bench. Tho grand jury mndo a partial report yosterday and returned Indictments againH five par ties for murder. This with tho onos nlrendy on tho docket mako ten to be tried this term for murder. Mystery Attaches to the Manner of Death Two Reports. Mill Creek, I. T., Sept, 11. (Spec ial.) Nowt Wilson, a wull knuwu Chlcknsaw Indian, was shot and killed Tuesday night, while returning to his homo from this place. It Is learned that Wilson and two other Indians had been In town Tuesday afternoon nod had been drinking considerably. About 9 o'clock, tho three Indians left In n buggy for Wilson's home, flvo miles southeast. There aro two storlos In circulation, concerning the killing, one being thnt six or seven shots woro fired, when they were at a point nbout a mile from town and that Wilson wns mortally wounded thon, and taken to tho home of Luxlo Lewis, ono of tho members of the patty, where ho died from his wounds nbout 11 o'clock that night. The other report Is that aftor the first shooting, tho parties wont nl most to Wilson's home nnd that somo campers nearby heard Wilson plead ing to be taken to his home, but thu other two Indians refused, Instead talc ing him to tho Lewis home and plac ing him en the porch. Iewls, It is clulmed. says that whllo '" wns at tho barn, Wilson drew his pistol and shot himself through the head, rolling oft the porch and dying almost Instantly. Considerable mystery surrounds the circumstance, which tho authorities, up to this time, havo been unablo to uiravel. ARMIES ARE AT PEAGE TERMS OF RUSSO-JAPANESE ARM ISTICE MADE KNOWN. Russia Will Stop Her Troops North of Harbin and Japan Wilt South of Mukden Plenipotentiaries of Both Nations Sign Protecal. London, Sept. 13. Tho Japanese lo gfttlun this evening gave out the toxt of tho HusKO-Japanoso armistice proto col as lollows: "1. A certain distance as a zono of demarcation shall bo fixed between the nrniles of tho two Po'wors In Man churia as well as In the region- of Tu iricn rler, Korea. "2. The naval force of ono of the bel ligerents shall not bambard territory belonging to or occupied by tho other. .3." .Mur'.tlmo captures will not uo suspended by tho armistice. "4. During thu term nf the armistice haw leiniurcei.'.enU 'shall not bo dis patched to tho theater of war.. Those which aro already on their way there shall not bo dispatched north of Muk den on the part of Japan or south of Harbin on tho part of Ilussla. "5. The commander of the armies and fleets of tho two Powers shall do ttrnilne In common accord tho condi tions of tho 'armistice In conformity with the provisions nbovo enumerated. "fi. The two governments shall order their commanders Immediately after tho signing of tho treaty of peace to put the protocol Into execution." Tho protocol was signed by M. Wit tc. Baron ltoscu. Haron Komura and M. Takahlra. Business Enterprise at Davis. Davis. I. T., Sept. 11. (Special.) A special mooting nf the Ton Thou sand club will bo held hero tonight to provJdo ways and menus of securing a cotton mill, box nnd stavo factory, creamery mid other enterprises. An export from Pittsburg is hero making tests of three water power propositions on tho Washita river. Ho reports that within two miles of Davis ho found ono power that will develop 0,000 horso power In Its natural stato hut could bo niado ten thousand nt nominal cost. It Is believed that a largo ootton mill will sccuro this power. Industrial activity along tho Washi ta Is attracting widespread attention. "Tho Manufacturers Hecord," of Bal timore, has sent a rcprosentatlvo to Davis with a view to secure facts and tlguros for eastern manufacturers to utlllzo tho Washita river water power between Pauls Vulloy and Davis. Immense Corn and Cotton. Davis. I. T., Sept. 11. (Special.) Stories of big cars of corn havo been going tho rounds In tho press of tho country, showing n vory largo yield this year, but Davis can truthfully boast of tho tallest corn and cotton stalks. Cnry Page. living across tho Washltn river, on Wild Horso creek, brought Into town today .three stalks that measure fifteen feet four Inches each, with three larg6 ears of com on each stalk. It Is nlno feet four Inchoa to tho first ear. Ho also cxhlbts a stalk of cotton measuring eight foot high, containing fifty-two well formed bolls. Tho Davis Commercial club of fers throo dollars for corn and cotton that will oxcel theso stalks In height and product. Tho club will send theso samples to tho Portland exposition. Fatal Wreck Recalled, Now York, Sopt. 13. As tho result of Injuries received in the wrbik- Of tho Chicago-New York 18-hour train nt Mentor. Ohio, Juno 21. Iludolph C. Cordua, n traveling salesman, died nt his homo In Brooklyn yesterday. Ho was tho only ono of tho passengers In tho first car to mrvlvo tho wreck. Threo weeks agojie was romovod to Ills home from tho'gencral hospital In Cleveland, but eminent specialists In this city were unablo to save his life. Baron Komura Rests Quietly. . Now York. Sept. 14. Baron Komura Is resting quietly todny, without any apparent chango since last evening. TAGGART'S DIVORCE CASE TRIAL OF THIS NOTORIOUS SUIT NO ENDED. Has Covered a Wide Area Alleged Misconduct of Both Parties Shown In Testlmonyr-Verdlct Will bo a Far Recoiling One. Wooster, Ohio, Sopt. 13. The trial of the divorce ult brought by Capt. Elmore P. Tnggart against his wlfo, Grace Mulvor Taggurt, which has been on hero since Aug. 2, was brought tu a close tills evening, the llnal sum ming up of the attorneys having been heard today. The trial bus been ono of the most sensational ever heard In Ohio courtB, and has aroused wide spread Interest. A number of well known army officers have been callod as witnesses during the trial. The scenes of thinitleged misconduct on tho part of both Capt. Tnggart and his wife hnvo covered a wide nroa Pott Leavenworth, Kan.; Colymbus, Ohio; Havana, Cuba, and In tho Phil ippines, whero tho husband wns In tho st-rvlce of his country. The principal Interest is centored In tho awarding of the care of tho two children, both boys of Capt. and Mrs. Tnggart. Tho Taggurt divorce acos enme to an end this afternoon with tho closing ar gument by Attorney Sterling for Capt. Taggart. Capt. Taylor, for Mrs. Tng gart. closed his last argument direct ly after the morning recess. His po sition as a ono-timo warm' friend of Capt. Tnggart made his remarks of special Interest. After stating some ot the facts of his early knowledge of tho plaintiff, Cnpt. Taylor launched Into nn earnest and eloquent defunso ot Mrs. Taggart. He lushed tho man whom he had once befriended whon a boy and spoko highly of Mrs. Taggart' character. Attorney Sterling, lu closing, said that tho decree In this caso would sound around tho world, and whatever it was It would bo for or against tho sacreduess of the niarrlago rolntlon. If It was In favor of Capt. Taggart, It would, ho said, encourage and ac tually help all engaged in upholding and upbuilding tho family, but If it was for AJrs. Taggarc It would be con strued as eucouragament to so-cnll- ed liberality which Was 'mother name for dopravity. Judgo Kason announced Hint ho would render his decision In a week or ten das. SKYSCRAPERS SETTLING. Work on Chicago Tunnels Suspended On Account of Settling Streets. Chlcngo, 111. Sept. 13. The subways of tho Illinois Tunnel Company are found to bo th cause of the settling of thp streets and of soverul large buildings in tho downtown district. This conclusion Is sot forth by the city's special engineering committee In a supplemental report made yester day. Tho engineers cite four instances of settlements directly traceablo to the undermining of tho streets by the tun nel company and declare that It Is Im possible to provent a settlement or tho ground and foundations of the large structures " oven with Improved and safor methods. Tho most Important finding of the commission Is that It Is not feaslblo to mako any plan that can bo safely followed In nil connections. Another finding It that It ta not practicable, to mako connections un dor nlr pressure, as It would not bo sufficient to sustain tho pressure ot tho foundations. It Is found that because of tho dan ger to tho buildings nnd streets tuo tunnel company practically has coased making connections and many of the connections which woro started have been abandoned. No damage was found ns a result fcom work on. the main lino tilnnols. LEGISLATURE IN SESSION. Both Houses Now at Work Senate Been Without Quorum. Tishomingo, I. T., Sopt. 14. (Spec ial.) Both branches of tho ChlckaBaw Legislature Woro In session yosterday for the flr3t tlmo since tho dollvery of tho governor' message last week. Tho lower house has been at worK since Monday, but It was Impossible to sccuro a quorum In tho senate until yesterday. No business ot Importance lias been transacted. Bucket of Whitewash. Now York-Sept. 14. It is said that Chairman Shouts haa submitted a ro port to the president on tho charge that Market, ot Nobraska, was given commissary concessions In tho canal zono a? a result of Irregularities. The president, it Is said, Is satisfied with tho report and will drop tho mattter. This In Baltimore. Baltimore, Sopt. 13. John Foder man, a negro waltor In a suburban hotel, was sentenced to two years In Jail by a politic magistrate yosterday for forcibly kissing Mary White, an Irish nursomald. ' Tho maid Is omployed by a guest at tho hotel, and was giving tho childrou supper when tho negro camo up be hind, throw his nrms about her and kissed her cheek. Miss Whlto became hysterical. Another negro waiter had wagered that Fcderman would not kiss tho y.oung woman. Tho affair caus ed great Indignation among tho hotel guests. TROOPS ARE ON GUARD RIOT IN YOKAHOMA CALLS FOR SOLDIERS. Mob of Five Thousand Men Attack Po lice stations, Residences of Cus toms Officers and Commercial House Many are Arrestid. Toklo. Sept. 13 Adtves from Yoho- noma say that it riot occurred there afiortly after midnight Tuesday night. The mob wag divided Into two bodies, numbering nbout B.B00. moatlv eoollo. boatmen and outcasts. Eight pollco boxes were demolished. The mob di rected its nttnclc ngnlnst tho police stations, tho residences of the customs aillotalH and the large commercial houses. Pour hundred troops were sent from Toklo on n special train a little boforo dawn and soldiers ure now guarding the consulates, the warehouses con taining explosives nnil the oil tanks. Hie (ioveruor of tho Prefecture and the .Mayor of Yokohoma havo Issued proclamations Instructing tho people to place confidence In the ability of tin- authorities to restore order. Six hundred ItusHlnn prisoners nf war from Knrntitto who were staying nt the dlfferont hotels wero placed under n special guard. During the riot the police used drawn .swords, while the. mob wns armed with pistols and swonlstlcks. The cnsualltlos among the pollco wore three severely wound- on nnd tnirty-sevon slightly Injured. iNinoty etgiit of tho mob nro under nr rest, The mob .sot lire to the police boxes by soaking hats In oil, tiring them and throwing them nt tho object of attacic. Winer mis npparontly been rostored. - CAMPAIGN FOR STATEHOOD. Speeches and Joint Debates to be Feature of Movement. Muskogee. I. T Sept. 14. The state- imod campaign will bo formally onen el at Tishomlnro 'onlght, whon C. N. unskeii nnd w. H. Murray will ad dress the people thore for tho adoption of tho constitution of tho proposed state of Sequoyah. Following tho Tish omingo meeting Messrs. Haskell and Murray, will speak nt Madill Friday af; rdrcore Saturday,. The campaign In the ChlckaaaW na tion, nccordlng to tho present program will become very actlvo within the next Woek, whon speeches will be mnde at Pauls Valley, Purcell, Chick asha and tho larger towns In that sec tion. Arrangements nre being made for a joint dobate at Ardmoro Saturday, when Mr. Haskell will proably meet If. M. Furman of Ada. South McAlester Is planning a Joint debato for next wook, when loaders ot tho independent stato movement will meot the opposition. Tahloquah will havo rival meotlngs next Tuosday night Tho Cherokee council convents Mon day, and Tuesday both tho Independ ent and single staters will hold big rnllles. Tho four candidates for con greso vIU nddros-S the Tahlequah In dependent staters Judgo Thomas, O. C. McCurtain. C. L. Long nnd Joe M. I,nHay. Other speakers will bo C. N. Hasliell. M. Rutherford, W. W. Hast ings and C. W. Jackson. JAP TRANSPORT SINKS. With 125 Men After Being In Collls 3lon Other Boat Is Damaged. Victoria, B. C, Sept. 13. Particulars regarding n disaster to tho transport Kinjo on Aug. 23 In Inland Sea ot Japan Involving tho drowning of Major Koborl and 12fi soldlors roturnlng from Formosa, has been recolved from passengers on tho Empress of India. TheJ3rltlsh stoamor Baralong under 'harter to Nippon Kushenjl collided with tho transport which displayed no lights. When tho captains sighted ench other' vessel, thoy signalled and both shifted coursos to starboard but the speed of the transport was less than that of the Baralong which crash ed Into tho stern ot tho transport on tho port sldo. Tho Baralong at onco put out four boat nnd thirty-eight men, Including seventeen ot tho crow, wore picked up, but 120 woro drowned whon tho trans port wont down. Tho Baralong Is damaged about tho bows and has been taken to Kawasaki for ropalrs. Tho Klnjo was formerly the British steamer Northumbrla, Boston's Mayor Dies. Boston, Sopt. 14. Mayor Patrick A Collins died suddenly today at Hot Springs, Vn. State Senatorial Graft. Sacramento, Sopt. 14. Harry Bunk ers, ox-stnto senator from San Fran cisco, has boon taken from his coll to testify In tho caso of P.. J, Kmmon?, ono of tho quartotto of Indicted sena tors. Bunkers confessed, Implicating Emmons and otheiti In consolracy to hold up Building and Ijan Associa tions for protec !on Ho toll of honnd Emmons receiving money for their share. Demands of Freight Handlers, Chicago, Ills., Sept. 14. A commit teo of frolght-houso omployos callod todny on the officials' of the various railroads and repeated tho unhuis de mand for hlghor pay or arbitration oi the wage sralo. It waB expected tho answers would bo opposed to tholr. do-niands. PUBLIC WEIGHER. Committee Repiefcntlng the Commer- ciai emu will Address Council. Tho plan developed at the meeting of tho Conimerclnl club Monday nlglu to create tho oinco of Public Wolgher In Ardmoro Is genonilly favored and tho merchants especially would bo pleased to seo the olllco created. Tho committee representing tl-o Commer cial club baa addrossed the council as follows on tho proposition: Ardmoro, Sept. 12th, 1905. TO THE MAYOU AND CITY COUN. CII, OF AKDMORE: The undersigned have been appoint ed by tho Coirtuerclnl club to call your attention to the iucwlty fur a Public Wilghei In the city ot Ardmore. Com plaints culculated to iltstroy confidence In Ardmore ns a market for cottou'and other products have been circulated nmong the farmers who bring tholr products here for sale, ngalnt cortaln weighers In the employ ot private In dividuals of this pUee. We do not vouch for the truth ot these com plaints, but the fact that the com plaints nro In circulation and that they Impulr the confidence of thoso who bring their products to Ardmore for market, Ir sufficient to Justify nctlon on the part ot the city council. Wo un derstand some question has been rais ed ns to whether or not the city coun cil has the authority to create the of fl oe of Public Weigher or otherwise establish and regulate markets In the city, but wo submit thnt this objec tion l not well taken. Chapter 29 of Mansfield's Digest ot the stntutos of Arkansas, has by. act of congress, been In forco In the Indian Territory, and authority conferred upon the city coun cil of towns In this territory, to pass ordinance to make the provisions of that chapter applicable to conditions prevailing here. Section 750 provides thnt municipal corporations to be or ganised under tho provision ot that chupter, shall have general iwvers and privileges and section 751 pro vides that they shnll hnve power to estoblhili and regulate markets, and provide for the measuring and weigh ing ot hay. wood, or any other nrtlclo for sale. This sectlou ot tho Arkansas statute, which is In full forco In the Indian Territory has been conatrueu by the suprome court of Arkansas and It hns been held that It confers upon city counolls authority to enact a reas onable ordlnanco creating tho onlco oi Public Weigher and requiring nil per sons who bring produco within tho city limits for sale, to havo tho s.mio -relzhed at public .scales ostabllshon by the authority ot tho city, nnd to provide reasonable penalties for fall ure to do so. We submit that the au thority to create the office ot Public Weigher, to establish and regulate markets and to provide for measuring cr weighing of all articles brought to Ardmoro for sale, is vested In the city council. Respectfully, SAM'L A WEEKS. W A. LEDBBTTER, J M. ZIKE. Committee.. PLINY SOPER RESICNS THE ERSTVHILE VALUABLE AT- TORNEY QUITS. Got Tired of H' Job or. too Many Jobs Bobblny In From Other Sources Understood That H Will Practice Law. Washington, Sept. 13. Today Pliny L, Sopor, of VInlta, culled at the de partment of JustlQo and handed In his resignation as United Statos district attornoy for (ho northorn district ot Indian Torrltory. Mr. Sopor Is n neph ew of Cyrus Iceland, of Kansas, and received his appointment December 17, 1901. Ho Intends to remove to Mus kogoo nnd practlco law. Wade Standlleld of Vlnita came to Washington with Mr. Soper and Is working hard to land tho attorneyship. He has the backing of tho leading pol iticians of the northorn district ot the territory. Concorlng the report that Mr. Soper had resigned, officials here expressed somo surprise. It was Intimated somo tlmo ago, however, that ho would quit, but Mr. Soper promptly denied the report. Jt was also stated at the tlmo that ho'would ongago In tho practlco ot law at Muskogee. Mr. Sopor has mndo a splendid official. Ho la also at tornoy for tho Frisco In tho territory. Who will succeed him Is not known. Ho Is well known in Ardmoro. Will Listen to Haskell. TlBhomlngo, I. T., Sopt. 14. (Spoc lal.) W. H. Murray, yosterday receiv ed a telegram from C. N. Haskell, stating thnt that gontloman would bo horo tonight to mako an address on tho separato state movement. C. D. Carter. W. P. Poland, Fred Mnrr and Dr. Abornothy returned last night from tholr hunting trip near Mnrlottn. They roport a most enjoy ablo time. The paty hilled a largo num ber of dove nnd plover and n fow ducks, Pralrlo chlckons woro roportcd scarce, Tho country Is full of quali ami the soason will bo a good ono tor hunters. " A very pleasant ovdnlng Is nssurod nil who attend tho lawn soclnl, Friday evening Sept. 15 at tho homo ot Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pennlgtou. Auspices oi C V. church. 14-2 GREATNESS OF ARDMORE A CITY GROWN UP FROM A HAY RANCH. Suggestive to the Commercial Club a Password "Things Done and Still Doing," A Town That Will Not Lay Still. 'V number or great Improvements are In progress In the city at presonL A three story brick has Just been com pleted on West Mnln street, anil there are thteo twotory building on Wost Main Mreet under construction, nnd a nuniiier ot tine residences nro going up nil over the city. There Is now almost completed a block ot one-story brie, bu d tigs, and a one two-story brick building In construction tin North Cad do street nnd It Is probnblo that anoth er brick store house will bo bogun on North Caddo soon. Thoro aro now, In tho hands of contractors and builders. Plans for tho erection of nitniorous oth er houses over tho city. And yot thoro Is no big boom In Ardmoro, Just n stonily sulmtnntinl growth, which Is holng bullded from necessity, thoro not being n single empty .business house lu the city. Now peoplo nnd now business Is coming In ovory day, the October Pair Is being extensively advertised, nnd promlsos to bo n big Hiiccess. public and prlvato schools aro running with full uttondanco, and under a good system, and opportun ities which nre open to tho man of weuh. mid the man of ability, mako this the best town lu the B. I. T.. for the Investor. ' Ardmoro is this enrly In tho soason, asserting herself as the cotton mnrkot of the United Statos. nnd tho lleocy staple, is rolling In from all directions. Millions of dollars 1 11! b0 paid out on the streets to tho farmers for that pro. this? 'll0lle' UaVt 0" VOr lho"Bllt 01 FOR EIGHT HOUR DAY. P. inters In Flvo Topeka Offices Strike. ..JHuHcrB oiBn Agreement. . Topeka. Knn., Sept. 11. Union jou printer In flvo local offices struck to day for an eight hour diiy: Tho Mali ami Breozo nnd Knnsns Farmer, week Ics. surrendered nt onco to tho do mantis of tho unions. Tho other ofllcos prCe.''a Ofmforenco vv,th 1118 wmn The Chlcaqo Printers Preparing. Chicago, ill... sept. ll.-Tho alter native of fighting a gonoral strlko or ?,V,r?. 0r. 8lB,"B n ngreomont to grant the typographical unions do mands for nn eight hour day and clos ed shop conditions, beginning January first was presontod today to ovory n,?.' Jb, pr!ff"n established, not ?.?.n l. !,,,v,v.0,r ln 1110 'compositors walkout In Chicago. LIGHTNINGS DEADLY WORK. Four Kl!led-Slx Fatally Injured and . Dozens are Shocked. nln faf" fCUjr' Spt- "--At In(llan oln. Iowa, four men woro killed Instant ly, six wero perhaps fatally Injured, f!l a JlJ?e.' ,noro woro stunned by a bolt of lightning which wrecked tho crowded poultry oxhlbltlon tont nt tho county fair horo today. Thousands ot chickens wero killed. List of dead fol t.?:i lay Amlerso". Carl Peterson, HInes Wright of Pleasant Vnlo. Tho au'ofdVn THE ANTI-PASS AGITATORS. Are In Charge of Nebraska State Re publican Convention. Lincoln. Neb., Sopt. 14. Tho No braska republicans mot In stato conven Hon hero today to namo ono candidate ror tho supremo court and two re-. ent. The Interest aroused by tho antl Pass agitators, who determined that the resolutions against tlioglvlng of fa vors should bp adopted, over shadow od tho nominations. Thcro is nlso a strong sentiment for a two-con t passon ger fare nnd for u dlstanco frolght ,, Concerning Statehood. within tho past fow wooka there havo been many letters written to con gressmcn urging them to assist tho territory In Its fight for statehood. Thu following lellor Is self-explanatory: Salamanca. N. Y Sept. 10, 1905. Mr. Volney J. Pratt. Ardmoro, I. T. Dear Sir: I havo your letter of 'ro cent date. I suppos thcro is very llttlo doubt that Oklahoma nnd Indian Ter ritory will bo admitted as a state in the noxt congress. It would havo boon dono ln tho last congress, as you ot courso know, oxcopt for tho fact that it waa Joined with tho New Mexico and Arizona snunlililn T.i,-.. .. ognlzos tho necosslty of statehood for vmmiiumii. xours truly, EDWARD B. VREELAND. Deputy Durgoso of Marlotta brought In two mon from Thackorvlllo charg ed with disturbing tho poaco and thoy wero placed undor a $300 bond. Tho mon fought In front of a church Sun dny night whllo services woro being hold. The Rov. Mr. Cnpps of Tyler, Toxas will occupy tho pulpit Sunday at both services at tho First Baptist church.