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vrrj W.A.PrideaCo. , I Ilepalrs nil Kinds )ijrin a Plumbifj FARTHING BROS. THE TAILORS Dyeing, Cleaning Pressing Phone 543 'jjj wPrK ShJ nioNn us nf hvolume xn. f BIDNKT Bconn, 1 rnominot, J ARDMORE, INI). TER., MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER J), VM SBKMPTIOI SOG fil 10IIBI NUMBER 285 tin 1 1 uel hoi 111 ire t:- 'nil iir SENATOR BLAIR ON STATEHOOD ltOUR EXCLUSION CANNOT LONGER BE TOLERATED. More or Less Friction May be Expect ed, but the Longer the Delay the More Aggravated This Will Become Wrong Dono Us. Tho following letter from Senator Ulalr to Mr. J. T. Coleman will bo IntoroHtlnc reading o all: Wusnington, D. C., Oct. 7, l'JOn. J. T. Coleman, Esq, Ardmore, I. T. Dour air: 1 will attend to the bus iness mutters rctorred to in your let ter of Sent. 2Sth, wltnout delay. Ynii iilludo to the dealro of your people for- admission to tho Union as a sovereign state. I uo not. wonuer ui r rithls and ndmlt that although a citizen of tno eastern pari oi onr eouniry, still have a sense, almost nB of a per gonal wrong, that Lliose two great ter ritories with their vast natural re sources, extraordinary development and great population have so long suf- tEfered for the want of that Homo eon- trol nnd homogeneous self-develop- Iniment which can alone come from statehood, l reel mat tno American people, as u whole, will no longer tol orate your exclusion, nnd Hint a bet ter Informed public opinion will com pel your admission by tho present pniconcress. There will no moro or loss iricuon occasioned by tho transition from the territorial condition to Hint oi state hood. This friction must occur when over you nro admitted to tho Union, Duland It will bo only Increased nnd ag gravated by demy. All tno evils o 90Sj non-statehood will grow greater tno longer tney nro nuoweu to exisi, nnu 'nnl una mum uu uimj.uuul iu uiu lunu .i.i.. . i .. . . . . i . . i . .. states, delay win do equally injurious, they aro to coma, in ns ono or two sates, delay will bo equally injurious, During tho Inst summer I spent t'n nreatcr part of alx weeks among you, visiting many Important points in boUi territories, having tho prlvil ego of witnessing tho proceedings ol your great convention for joint state liood at Oklahoma City In July, and n forming the personal acquaintance ot 111 a largo number of your leading men, chosen without respect to party aflllla tlons and representing every ncro of your 70,000 sqliaro rnlles pf territory, i feel it to havo been ono ot tho great orportunltles nnd revelations of my life. No ono could look nt your more than ono thousand delegatea without feeling thnt ho wns In tho presence ot a tremendous sovereignty, ulrcady formod nnd fully organized for com' plcto notion In statehood life. You arc a state In everything but name, and as I looked upon that convention and witnessed its proceedings, I felt as ' though. I was in tho presenco of one ' . V. . . I I ....1111 I ventlons of our country, with this dif ference, that your convention, whllo ot similar presence and commanding ab Illty In its personnel, occupied a still s, j higher level of patriotic, non-partlslan u ( action. It was tho highest manlfcsta tlon of American citizenship, ronrcsen tativo of tho masses of tho peoplo mat i navo witnessed slnco tho sub llmo exhibitions of patriotic action luring tho civil war, wherrTcr North or South. It 1b certainly a very wonderful ana elevated motlvo which can blend tho prejudices of opposing political parties in our country, during a time of pro round peace. This, that convention with about flvo hundred members from each of tho great political nar- ties, actually did; and I feel satisfied that they represented tho genuine un ion of tho territories In single state hood; but whether that bo so or whether tho public good requires tho admission or both territories as sep nrato stntes, tho question should now be met and patrlotlcnlly decided I havo not the slightest doubt that tho statehood would doublo tho vnlua- tlon of real cstato throughout your whllo 70,000 squaro miles, nnd increase your population to 3,000,000 within ten yenrs tlnio. My study of your re sources nnd power of Industrial pit ductlon deeply Impressed my mind with tho similarity of your relation to tho great Southwest, to tho position occupied by Pennsylvania east of tho Mississippi river. You havo everything thnt Pennsylvania hns nnd vastly more, with tho possible exception of iviron, and that la llkoly yet to bo do- iHveiopeii, wiiiio your rico and cotton ,culturo constitute nn nsset unknown coal, oil natural gas, and agricultural productions generally you far surnass her. I was so Impressed with theso Ideas and your geographical position that, In tho brief remarks 1 mado In response to tho convention, I opltom Izetl my feelings by pronouncing you tno "Koystono state or tho great cen tral Southwest." Such you are. This I bollovo to bo the inevitable decreo of fata 1 havo lying on my table tho last edition of the sennto manual publish ed Fob. 180.1. From It I tnko tho fol lowing matter which shows tho gross Injustice dono you by withholding statehood. "Of the orlglnnl thirteen statoa nt tho tlmo'of tholr adniiaUtin to ui prosont union by tho rntifcutlm ;)( li.a constitution, only one. V'vginla, con tained a population of over ono uilt million and her population was seven hundred, and forty-seven thousand, sU hundred nnd ton, less than tho prcseal population of either Oklahirih or In dian Territory, which combined hava a popn1. ion In round numbers of six teen In'T'rrd thousand. At that time flvo ot the original states had a population of less than two hundred thousand, nnd three loas than ono hundred thousand. Not ono ot tho original states contained nn area of sixty thousand square mile- whllo theso two territories contain an area of seventy thousand squaro miles and tho smallest ot them thirty-two thousand. Ot the orlglnnl thirteen, six had leas than ten thousand square miles nnd three less than five, while Delaware has two thousand and fifty and Hhodo Island twelve hundred and fifty squaro miles. Of tho thirty-two states admitted to the Union since tho formation of tho Constitution, not one contained a pop ulation of three hundred thousand ex cept West Virginia, which was form ed by dividing tho old stato of Virgin ia, and had a population of thrco hun dred and seventyMix thousand, six hundred ,r,d three. North and South Dakota combined had but four hun dred nnd sixty thousand. Twenty-four contained n population of loss than two hundred thousand, seventeen loss than one hundred thousand, and three less than fifty thousand. Of theae thirty-two states admitted to tho Union since the ratification ot tho Constitution, eighteen contained less than seventy thousand squaro miles and nine less t'r.n fifty thousnnd. Ohio, nt the time ot her admission had a population of forty-one thousand, nlno hundred mid fifteen, Indiana, six ty-three thousand, eight hundred and ninety-seven, Illinois, thirty-four thoua- sand six hundred nnd twenty, Missouri sixty-six thousand, flvo hundred and clghtyslx, Arknnsas, fifty-two thous and, two hundred and forty, Florida, iiny-rour thousand four hundred anu seventy; l'oxns, two hundred and fifty thousand, Iown, clghty-ouo thousnnd, nlno hundred ami- twenty; Oregon, fifty-two thousand four hundred nnd Slxty-flvo; Knnsns, ono hundred anu seven thousand, two hundred nnd six; Nebraako, slzty thousand, Nevada for ty thousand, and so on. Tho state of Washington contains sixty-nine thousand, ono hundred nnd eighty squnro miles. With this on-.' .. ,i . ii. . ,,.. i L i n 11 i LV, r .1 T" ' may lead to somo sensational develop ' 1 1 J LU"1" menu within tho. next few days, but n.T -n Tnli Z, J uV . ,v!" 'lii .. Tin, I l.n..n . . 1 1 .1 .. ..1. . . It L 1 IIHIU nilllVIl U11U11KM. 1UI1 havo long slnco become ot age. To ! exclude you from tho Union longer la like wlth-holdlng the right of iffrao from tho American citliten who has i arrived at his thirty or as compared 1 with some states, his forty or fli'.y years. Tho time has passed when any polltclal party can afford to fur ther deny statehood to this great com monwealth. It Is tlmo to givo her the garments that go with It, and her front rank among her sisters In the Union. Welcome then to this sovereign Un ion ot sovereign states. Come In a ono If you can as two If you must. It Is better to bo ono great stato thi'.i tho divided halves of a natural whole. If you must havo a new name to unite upon, go further back and hlgn er up than both Indian and whlto una to the gods" themselves for your great commonwealth will bo born no suckling Into tho Union, but fu'l grown, panoplied and majestic as his greatest daughter sprang from tho brain of Jove Call her MINERVA. Truly yours, (Signed) HENRY W. BL-AIP TRIAL HELD ON TRAIN BAGGAGE CAR ROOM IN USED AS COURT KENTUCKY. Fearing Mob Violence Officers Climb Aboard Proceed With Trial and Sentence Negro to Seven Years In Penitentiary. Padueah. Kv.. Oct. 8. On board tho samo train on which ho was returned o tho scene nf his nllcced crime. Jas. Fowlker, colored, charged with nssault Tho clllef aIso suggests thnt tho on n whlto woman at Clinton, Hick- council pass a resolution asking con man county, was tried, convicted and J Kress to restrict the leasing of tho sentenced to seven years In tho penl-, Jiomeatends ot the Indians for tho tentlary. samo period as to tho sale of land, so Court was held In tho baggago car . that they will bo protected in Bomo on nn Illinois Central train becauso mcasuro from' tho lease grafters. tho authorities wore nfrald Fowlker would bo lynched If ho was allowou to bo taken off at Clinton. Tho negro was arrested in Clinton and brought hero for safe keeping. Today tho Hick - man county authorities started back with him. A telephono message told them to stay on tho trnln, no the peo plo wero talking of lynching. When tho town was reached tho court offic ers climbed aboard. Fowlker nover left tho train except to change cars for Eddyvllle, whero tho penitentiary Is located. Grading at Coalgate. Conlgate, I. T Oct. 8. Tho Rock Island rallrond compnny hns begun grading tho Coalgato-Lehlgh brancu through tho city, after sov'eral months' delay caused uy uio oustacies placed In Its way by tho Katy rallrond and tho uoaigaio lompany, a mining corpora - tion over wnoso lands uio uranciijuns. Tho work will now bo pushed as rap Idly as possible, nnd trains will bo run over tho tracks by Chrlstmns. - Argument Against Packers. Chicago, Ills., Oct. 9. Argiunonts nsalust Indictments of packers charg ed with conspiracy to monopolize tho meat trndo of tho country woro begun today beforo Federal Judge J. Otis llumphroy, attorney John S. Mlllur, counsel for defendants opened; argu ments, using tho demurrer filed last Friday, as n basis. Fresh oysters nnd celery dally at City Fish Market. 3-lm MONK GIBSON CAPTURED THE BLACK FIEND 13 CAUGHT IN A BARN NEAR EDNA. By a Colored Man Is Now in Jail Under Guard of State Troops Mob Surrounds the Jail but the Town Is Quiet. Ft. Worth, Oct. 9. (Special.) Monk Gibson was captured In a barn near Edna this morning by a negro man who caw him there. Upvs tuken to Jail nt Edna where the stato troops are now guarding him. tuwi. tu quiet. Houston, To., Oct. 9. Monk Gib son, nftcr a hunt of several days by armed men, for murdering tho Condltt family near Ednn, Tox., hns finally been caught nnd placed In Jail at Kdna, which a mob has surrounded. Kdna, Texas, Oct. 8. This has been by far the quietest day la Kdna slneo the murder of tho Coudlt family. Although there was quite a crowd in town, both white and black, excite ment seems to have subsided and the people havo begun a systematic and moro conservative search for Monk Gibson. The soldiers aro still hero waiting In camp for further orders. First Ser geant Ilelchai'dt, Major Drew and a few other members of tho Houston companion, came In this attcrnoon to Join their companies. Captain McDonald and his men ut tho ranger forco are still hero quietly but enrnestly working on the caso and uo doubt they will obtain good results. There is a suspicion lurking in the minds of many that the sheriff and rangers are working upon a clew that whether or not there la anything In Dili nn nnn enn In ..w " ...... Tho mother of Monk Gibson, now In jail with others of tho Gibson family, Is supposed to be almost a lunatic, mado so no doubt by tho mental strain which she has undergone slnco her son became Involved In tho murder case. Sho with other prisoners wero permitted to walk ubout tho jail yard this afternoon. William Smith, tho negro placed In Jail Friday a'fternoori, Is suffering con siderably from tho wound inflicted up on his head by a member of tho posse Several of tho most Intelligent ne groes say tho colored people aro as much divided as tho whites in opinion as to the number Implicated In the murder, whether ono or more. Last Session of Council. John A. Jacobs went to Okmulgco Tuesday to attend the last session ot tho Creek council, of which he Is member. This will bo a historic and Important session. It will wind up the affairs of a completed administration and all the acts of this meeting will havo to bo aproved by President Roosevelt before It becomes binding, Chief Pleasant Porter has made some Important recommendations In his message to tho council. Among others ho suggested the appointment of a commissioner whoso duty it chall bo to sign deeds and other documents which It will bo necessary to executo hereafter. Ho has signed and deliver ed 1G.419 deeds, and there aro about 4,000 deeds now In his nanda ready for delivery, most of which havo been in his possession for two years and havo never been called for. In addition to this there will bo about 2,000 deeds, ho estimates, to bo Issued and dlstrl buted to tho tables or the UreoK na- . tlon whoso allotments have been taken slnco May, 1905 Tl.o Creek lawn requlro that tho. I council bo In session a certain number or days in enen year, tinny, ana tno I members get $4.00 a day each for their 1 services, and tho seaslon .will probably last that long at least. Holdenvlllo Times. CALL OF LABOR UNIONS. To Devise Means to iDefeat the Con stltutlon of the Proposed State. MiiBkogec, I. T Oct. 7. This after noon tho Central Building council, a local labor organization. Issued a call for a meeting ot all labor unions ,n Indian Territory to bo held In MiiS' kogee, October 19, fo- tho purpose of ! dovlslnir means to defeat tho constl tutlon of tho proposed state, becrtuso , ot a clnuso In tho constitution which t provides thnt no contract shall bo , mado refusing ompioymont to any person because ho Is or Is not a mom ber of a labor union. Don't Borrow Trouble. It's a bad habit to borrow anythlns, but tho worst thing you can posaluiy borrow, Is trouble. Whon bIpIc, sore hen.vy, woary and worn-out by the pains nnd poisons of dyspoprtln, bll InuKness, Rrlght'H disease, and almllnr disorders, don't sit down and brood over yoirr symptoms, but fly for re lief to Electric flitters. Hero you will find sure and permanent foT'gotfulnc3s of all your troubles and your body will not bo burdened by n lond of dobt disease. At W. IJ. Framo's drug stora. Prlco DOc. Qiiarantecd. SINGLE STATE CITIZENS ONE GIVES EXPRESSION TO HIS VIEWS IN THE MATTER. He Is a Reader of Newspapers and Keeps Thoroughly Posted Wants Statehood With Oklahoma Believes 'it Best for All. Alex Robertson ono of tho best known Indians in tho Chickasaw na tion wns recently seen on his rnncn near Doyle by a newspaper man. Mr. Robertson weigh 2Gu pounds nnd has dono much splendid service to his na tion as a member of tho pollco forco. Mr. Doyle said: "Those Muskogee convention fellows nil say thnt tho In dians nrc for separnto statehood, but I want you to tell thorn for mo thnt I am' for statehood with Oklahoma." Mr. llobertson taKes a number o dally papt rs and Is well Informed on public questions. Ho lives 20 miles from file railroad and tho' Daily Ard moro Is the first paper to roach him. Tho paper xoes by Duncan nnd Mr. Robertson says that ln has not missed a nuntlM-r In the pat yr-nr. The Ard- morelte Is iho only paper In tho two territories thnt maiU Ita papera oil tho train. and there Is very little time lost between press hour and tho hour when the paper reaches tho reader. THE SEPARATE STATERS. 1 The Leaders at Pauls Valley Prove a Sad Disappointment. Pauls Valley, I. T., Oct. 9. (Spec lnl.) Messrs. Haskell and Murry ot Muskogee spoke at the courthouse Sat unlay on the statehood question. In tho course of hla remarks, Mr. Has kell presented figures showing that Indian Territory now hns n taxable wealth of to exceed $200,000 or four times that of Kansas when that state was admitted and twice tho combined tnxable wealth of Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada. In tho Item of railroads ho showed that whereas Wyoming has less than !00 miles of railroads Indian Territory has to exceed 3000 miles of road In operation. In a comparison ot tho conditions surrounding the tax- ablo land, tho speaker declared It im possible to seo whoro tho exemption of the allotted land of tho Indian in Indian Territory differed from tho ex emption of tho homestead of tho white settler In thoso stntes thnt wero ad mitted when the bulk of their lands wero homestead entries. Mr. Haskell a address in full was an nblo discussion of tho fnvornble condition of tho territories for stnto hood of any kind but was a disap pointment to his audlcnco which gathi ered In anticipation of reasons ad vanced for separate statehood. Fully 90 per cent of tho citizens of tho Chickasaw nation and ot tho en tire Indlun Territory aro unequicoca bly In- favor of statehood and know that conditions here aro not only ripe but urgent In tho necessity for state hood and tho conditions of state gov ernment and local juristdiction and lo cal represeatatlon nnd government. Not 10 per cent however, nro Incllnod to consider favorably any plan that has a dlvIaIon of (ho territory and tno confusion of territorial and sectional Interests that separate sachood would entail to say nothing of such county segregation and political geography as is embraced in the so-called constitu tional convention recently held at Muskogee. No llttlo dissatisfaction nnd disap pointment was felt and expressed hero nt the evident evasion ot tho discus sion of theso primary nnd vital fea tures of tho so-called Sequoyah sen timent, by Its promotcrms, and agita tors, Mr. Haskell and Mr. Murry. BOMBS THROWN AT TROOPS LATTER OPEN FIRE SOME ARE KILLED AND MANY WOUNDED. Turmoil Still Exists In Russia Inter nal Strife Continues An Organ ized Plot Again Troops Has Disastrous Results. Tlllls, Oct. 8. Several bombs were thrown nt tho Co3sacks this evening, Tho troops fired and a general panic ensued. Mnny persons were killed or wounded. St. Petersburg, Oct. 9. Tho throw' Ingot bombs at troops In Tlllls yostor day ovenlng which resulted In soldiers firing on tho peoplo appears to have been the outcomo of a ctollboratoly orgnulzed plot. Ton bombs were thrown simultaneously In the vicinity of threo barracks In wldly separated quarters of tho city, shota were also nred at mo soidiern ns tney nisiisu out of tho barracks, ono Cossack and ono bomb thrower wore killed. Twen ty persons woro wounded E. R. Guthrlo of Mnrble City, I. T.. a station on the Kansas City South era road 281 miles south nt Kansas C'liy, says tho company of which he is tho head will build a solid murblo depot at .Marblo City iu soon aH tno plans are ready. It will bo of fiv col or', pink, grey', blue, pink nnd gray mottled, nnd pink nnd blue mottled. Tho mnrble will bo taken from tho quarry near thero. FROM PROGRESSIVE DAVIS. Real Estate Business Booming Work On Electric Line Good Hunting. Davis, 1. T Oct. 9.--(Hpoclal. Sportsmen from Knnsnu City hnvo Just returned from a hunt along tho foqt of the Arbucttlo mountains fifteen and twenty miles west of hero nnd reKrt excellent shooting around l-ort Arbucklo nnd Hennepin, on Wild Horae creek. Deputy Marshal Kd House and possoman, who hnvo hceu out In that locality also, report ninny quail this season. Mr, liony says ho ncvor saw so many quail in all hla Ilfo nn there aro this year. Electric Line Work. Davis, I. T.. Oct. 9. (Special.) Mr. Iivejoy, of the Lovejoy Contract ing company, who holds tho grading contract for tho electric lino between hero nnd tho government roaorvo, on Hock Creek, has closed tho last con tract for grading nnd men aro now working on overy mile of tho road. It is believed that by January ICth enrs will bo in operation. Good Real Etate Business. David. I. T., Oct. 9. (Special.) Two nddlttonnl ronl estate o ill con will bo opened hero next wu-k by Oklnho ma City and Shnwnno part U-h. Prices of town lots aro still advancing, but dealera say th'o lop has not been roiiehcil by a long shot. Total snlo hiot wok nRKrogntod about thirty thousand dollars, and tho district re corder says uavis sends in more deeds for record than any other town In his recording district, excepting Ardmore. Davis needs more residences and bus iness houses. LOUIS HUNT KILLING SISTER OF DEAD MAN TELLS SEN SATIONAL STORY. Arrested as an Accomplice to Crime. bhe Relates Story of Inhuman Treatment at Hands of Brother. No Regret for His Death. Vlnltn, I. T., Oct. 8. The federal grand Jury nt this plnco has comnlete us investigation or the Louis Hunt murder case nnd hns returned Indict ments ngnlust n number of persons ennrgod with complicity In this mur der. Kd Harlln wn3 Indicted on a charge of murder nnd will bo tho first ono brought to trial. He claims ho acted In self-defense when ho killed Louis Hunt. Mra. Flora Hurloy has boon Indict ed ns nn nccompllco to tho murder. Shu stnted thnt sho was 26 yenrs old nnd tnlkod very freely nbout her con nection with tho case. Sho Is a small woman and appears qulto Intelligent. She saya sho has a mother and a little sister, and that they, together with her brother, Umls Hunt, lived on a farm near whero Ed Harlln lived, a few miles In tho country from Welch, I. T. Sho said: "I had been compelled to bo a slavo for iny brother, and ho if allowed mo any company or permitted mo to go nnywhere, nor would ho over per mit me to write or recelvo any let ters, but, sick or well, i nnd to per form a man's work on tho farm. Ho beat mo whenover ho desired and mis treated mo In every way and took all advantages ho dealred to of me, nnd whenever I said I would tell of his criminal and brutal aqtlonB ho would threaten to kill mo. Recently ho abus ed my mother and threatened to nail up the house with us all In lc nnd burn us nlive. R was in ono of his fits o. rage that Ed Harlln chanced to pass by and heard my screams, and I threat encd to tell Ed Harlln of how ho had treated me, when Louis Hunt, my brother, aald If Ed Harlln ever crossed his path ho would leave Tilm In tho woods, meaning ho kill him. "I havo never been at tho Harlln house but n few times, and that wns' while .Mrs. Harlln wns there, iml 1 never know of tho killing until nfter It had happened. I nover told my moth er what had happened. I did not havo tho least pity for him, nor havo 1 re gretted It since. Many times during tho last few years I would havo killed him myaelf If I could havo dono so. Tho only penco I havo had In nil my llfo Is since he Is dead, as 'ho was con tlniinlly raising trouli'o with me. A thort time ngo I mndo him a new suit ot underwoar and because I worked on the underwear on Fridny ho took tho clothes out and chopped thorn Into small pieces with an ax and then burn ed the' cloth up In tho stove. If lie had any friends In tho community I do not know who Ihey nro. My mother and I havo oftentimes offorod to give I ouls Hunt all tho proporty wo owned If ho would let us go away and live to oursolvcM, but he always refused and threatened to kill us If wo con tinued our offers. My brother always kept whisky about tho placo and whon ho would tako fits of inndnesa ho would drink heavily. I do not rogrot that my brother Is (load, nnd I am willing to go before the.Judgo and Jury nnd tell the truo story so (lint the' world mny know my story of the affair nnd ot my connection with It. FURTHER VICTORY FOR GOULD Ramsey, Deposed President, Denied An Injunction to. Restrain. St. Louis, Oct. 9. In St. Louia cir cuit court today Judgo Daniel C. Tay lor denied the application of Joseph Ramsey, Jr., deposed president of the W Nisli rallrot. I for nn Injunction to restrain the Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountnln roads from' voting Wabash stock, 'held by or for those railroads In the annual Wabash oloctlon to bo lr Id In Toledo tomorrow. Tho failure tho Injunction suit la a most Impor tant victory for tho uouid interest. SWEPT BY A TYPHOON TEN THOUSAND ISLANDERS PER ISH IN STORM, Two Islands Which Were Barelv Above Hlghwater Mark Were Swept by Waves ;and All In habitants Perished. Victoria, H. C, Oct. 8. Tho steamer Tartar which arrived last night from the Orient brought tho iio.wh from Shanghai that the loss of life ot tho natives of the Island nt tho mouth ot tho YnugtBo river as a result ot the typhoon ut the beginning ot September wns tremendous. Tho North China Dally News ot Shatmhul says: "To tho east of TanKnKinliiK. two island, one called Yaowashwai, tho other SMrloiiBjia, distant nbout twenty miles from Wooiting. have suffered much rrom the typhoon, .nearly nil tho InhnbltnnU having been swept away. "The Islands' have only been iu haj ltod for a short time, ns they nro ut recent formation and nre not much ubove high water mnrk. "It Is reported that nenrly 10,000 people have been drowned on thoso two Islands nnd tho smaller Islands adjacent. Taugagmlng Itself has not suffered much, being well abovo tho high-water mark. The Shanghai papers say thnt tho dnmnge to the Canadian Pacific liner KmproBg of Japan by the typhoon will necessitate the expenditure of $100,000 for repairs. During the storm tho steamer Pechlll, formerly the Rio Grand Dill Sol, foundered near tho liiouth of tho Yangtao. Her crow ot fifty-four wero saved by tho German steamer Alenga, whose olllcors and crew did heroic work, but tho Chlncso woro drowned. FORT SILL CAPTURED. Troops fn Mimic Battle Have Soft Snap In Taking the Fort. iJiwton, Ok., Oct. 8. At G: 15 o'clock this morning Gen. Frank llnldwln o Oklahnma City, In command of a bat tery of field artillery, two troops ot cavalry and a batalllon of Infantry, took Fort Sill In a sham battle against llvo batteries of artillery and two troops of cavalry In command ot Coi. William Howe ot Koy West barracks, Florida. Tho attacking troops bogan their advanco from Anadarko Friday morning and advanced to within two milrft of tho North Gate of Fort Slit reservation yesterday. Col. Ho wo as sembled his men to tho northwest and south of tho tort, thinking tho enemy would enter from that direction by thtf position thoy had taken. Gen. Ilaldwlu was successful In mak ing his attack from tho cast, whero It was least expected, and most poorly detendod. Ono flank of Daldwln's troopa en tirely surrounded tho outposts and crossed tho railroad, showing that they could destroy tho raRroad and tolcgraph communication In tlmo ot AN ARMY OHJHE FRONTIER RUSSIA WILL KEEP A 8TRONG ARMY ON CHINESE BORDER. Three Hundred Thousand Men Will Remain There to Intimidate China and Place Soldiers Beyond Pale of Home Influence. Toklo, Oct. 8. It Is reported hero thnt Russia will Btatlon 300,000 troopa on tho Chinese frontier after peace has been declared, partly becauso sho Is apprehensive of tho soldiers Join ing tho malcontents tfnd partly for In timidation of tho Chinese. It Is expected that tho railway op tnlned by tho Japaneso from Kwang Chengtso southward, although It will requlro an Initial Investment of about $12,500,000, will ultimately bo a pay ing proposition, 0111011 becauso of tno rovonues derived from tho Yental ana Fushun colllorlos. The Absorbing Motive. It Is a reflection on this nation when a prominent secular Journal In dis cussing tho rent .cjiutulatlon of wnlth In the United States saya: "Tho accumulation of money linn long been tho absorbing motlvo In tills country, nnd tho prime object oC beneficent legislation has, been to facilitate this accumulation. Havo wo not room Indeed for lectures upon tho simple life, and for the inculcation of tho "great prlnclplo that a man's llfo consistent not In tho things which he possesstth." Whon a nation reach es a point where Its legislation la chiefly coneernod In encouraging nnd regulutlng nionoy getting It danger ously near decay, If tho, history oC mankind throws any light on tho sub ject. -rn wo to roach a point when we hh.ill ho govornod sololy by bus iness expressed In ternls of law? Th old political autocracies aro crumb ling away, but tho tyranny ot com mercial despots and empires Is emcrg from tUoIr ruins. It Is strango thnt in tho suppreaaloii ot outlawry and crliuo America Is generations bohlnd our- cousins across the wafer? Our grasping spirit hns produced Its nat ural fruit la the way ot a lnx public cou science, and indlferenco.ns to tno 'enfoiCtment of h(w. ' R. II. aUINSTEAD, . Ovorbroolc, I. T. Peoplo who occupy tho top floor ot tl-a forty-two story New York "hotel will naturally bo called high livers.