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THE DAILY ARDMOBEITE.
Ardmore, Wednesday, January 3, 1906 $Ijc Jirtily SftDmowilc SIDNEY SWIGS, Proprietor. fUNIC4&m.ABEL fUUrod at tho Poatonico al Aratnoro as Second-class Mnttor, November 2, 1833. " Published every afternoon (oxcopt iUturday) and bunaay morning, Office of publication North Washing n street. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Ceo Week JJ Ann Mnnth uU n Year 5 00 (Pajablo In Advusco. Tlie official nowapapor of tno unit 4 Btatcs court for tho Southurn Dla ,rlcL Indian Territory. A1m for tho llucViBaw Stock Absoclatlcn of tho Indian Territory, anc" tho oOlclal organ if the city. Any erroneous reflection upon the Xaractcr and roputatlon of any por tion which may bo printed In tho Ard woretto, or any nrticlo bnsod on ro ttrti that circ false, will bo gladly cor rected If brought to tho attention of ike publlshor. PHONES. 'uorr Manager's Ottlco 538 "I t Editor's OIIlco j !ouj DlBtancti t3l Ardmore, Wednesday, January 3, 1906 An American olllcor Is nccusod of giving away tho Islo of Pines. Sitci prodigality should at least bo looltod Into. OfrO Tlicro nro pooplo who covet a scat In tho Now Yorlc Stock Exclinngo moro than they do n down covered couch In paradlBo. Tho senate Is girding up Its loins nnd sharpening up Its tomahawk. Tho smoking out of tho canal commission begins tomorrow. If somo men drank moro water and J'ss whisky tholr wives could have now dresses hats and other things nnd would not ho compelled to mnko over old ones donated by relatives. oo Social and commercial ostracism of men who escape justice nnd of th( mon who. ny unlawful means, nsslit them to escnpo would tond to uphold tho majesty of tho law and tnko somo spots off tho crmlno. oo Russia begins tho now year with a prolilom thnt staggers civilization It self Dark ns tho hky Is, Uioro Is still ground to hor that tho conditions may Improve and that other nations may not bo dragged Into IL oo Tho boycott appears to fit tho Chi ncso to a nicety. Tho hoathon to whom' wo send thousands of missionaries aro peculiarly wot thy of this barba rous weapon nnd thoy aro using It with effect against American manu factured goods. 00 J. Plorpont Morgan's prlvnto libra ry will bo assembled nnd tho thous ands of valuablo volumes gathered ny him nnd his ngenls will bo In their places on the bholves soon. Mr. Mor gan's representatives aro still scour ing Europo for rare volumos. If your wlfo smltos you upon ono check upon your return from loilgo or tho club romombor what tho scrip tures say nnd glvo hot" a chanco at tho ono on tho opposlto sldo of your head. It Is n 200 to 1 shot tuat you do servo It anyhow. oo A celebrated doctor has announced that kissing In tho winter tlmo Is dan gerous, while In the mimmor tlmo It Is not Tho Omiign Republican Is of tho opinion that tho danger of kiss ing lies much moro in whom you kiss than In tho season In which you do tho kissing. If tho other signs nro right for kissing most men will take chances on tho woathor. oo An Irish fnrmor In Graham county was somowhat under tho woathor and ho consulted a doctor says tho Mall nnd Brcozo, Tho doctor said: "Pat rick, you'ro run down a bit, that's all What you need Ig animal food." Ro moinbcrlng his caso n fow days after-va-d . when In that neighborhood, tho doctor called upon Pat nt tho sta bio. "Well, Pat, how nro you gottlng on with Uio troatmont?" "Oh, sure, sor, 01 raantio nil right with tho grain nnd oats, but It's mighty hard with tho chopped hay." oo A young man Jubt homo from busi ness collogo stood watching his fath er writing a chock on Uio bank. Tho old gentleman had not had many ad vantages In his youth nnd was a very poor wrltor. Tho young mnn mndo a number of remarks about tho poorly written check; tho old man looked up and said: "My son your old dad don't wrlto a very good hand but his slgnaturo on tho butt end of a cheek -will get moro rcnl monoy out of the bank In a mlnuvo than your finely written slgnaturo will In sovornl yours to como." ELECTRICITY FROM COAL. In the opinion of Thomas A. Kdlson wonders lire yot to bo unfolded In the world of electricity. "Wo nro groping on tho vorgo of another groat opoeh In tho world's history, ho said In an Interview at his laboratory In West Orongo. "It would not surprise mo anj morning to wnku up nnd learn that somo ono, somo group of tho 300,000 scientific men who nro Investigating an over tho earth, has seized upon tho secrot of oloctrlc Ity by dlroc.t process, and begun an other practical revolution In human nr. fairs. "It can bo dono. It will be done. 1 oxpeet to mo It bofore I dlo. "The first great chnngo In tho pro duction of electricity will abolish car rying coal for that purposo,' ho said. "Instead "of digging gross material out of tho onrlh, loading It on cars, nnd carrying It, say, COO miles, thoro to put 11 under a bollci and burn nnd so get power, wo shall sot up plants at tho mouths of mlnos, gonerato power there, nnd transmit It whorovor It ! needed by tho copper wire. """It In propostorous to koop on put ting coal mlnos on wheels. It Is too clumsy. It Is too costly. Thoro is no necessity for II. "It Is onslor to enrry molecular vi bration by millions of wnvos a second thnn frolght cars full of crudo matter. Wo can ship 100,000 horso power over tho wlr qulckor and moio economi cally thnn wo can send tho equivalent In coal over a railroad track. "Wo must eliminate tho railroad al together .from this problem. What Is tho uso of It. Wo don't want coal any how. It doos no good to look at It. What wo want Is tho resultant of the most energy that can lo produced And thoro Is no roiiro In carrying around millions of tons of rawlmnlorlnl like coal when wo enn get n product dollvorcd to us by wire. "Everything points to the fact that In tho near futuro electricity will be produced for general consumption by great powor housos nt tho mouths of coal pits. Thnt Is the loglcnl anil com mon sense out como of 'present ovents. "Now, the truth Is that it will cost a third o.a to transport electrlcnl powor by wine than to carry It In tho form of coal In railroad cars, Assume the price of coal to be $1 nt tho mouth of a mine, nnd nssumo tho frolght to bo $1.00. Now, wo can turn coal Into electricity at tho rhinos and convoy It by wire at loss than hnlf of tho cost of I ho frolghtngo of coal. "Electricity will take tho place of horse. It will solve tho vehicle am trnlll c problem of cities. My now elec tric storage battery Itself will make electricity cheaper than horsos. In tho spring wo will bo roady to furnish tho now batterlos. Not only will they tako half the space of horso trallle, but thoy will go twice as fast. Thoy can bo stored on upper floors by moans of olovators. Tho saving of stable room' In Now York will cover at least 200 million dollars worth o! property. "Not only will oloctrlc powor bo developed nnd distributed from coal mines In tho futuro, but nil tho wntor ltowor in tho world will bo used for tho production of electricity. That movement has begun and is advaucng rapidly. In California, whoro men have nervo enough to ovorcomo hab it, thoy nro transmitting electric pow er 27ft mllos by wlro and running streot cars and lighting cltl by it That Is tho sort of spirit i"' it will wake tho world up ono of tl" days. I wish that t pi lit In California would spread ovorywhore." -oo Bishop Wordworth, in a lottor to tho lalety of his dlocoso, says the present gouoratlon nro sluckor than their fathers In atteudnuco on Cod's house. "As rognrds monoy," his lord ship remarks, "not one of us Is suf ficiently careful of It as a trust from God. Most waste It, sometimes by hoarding It, moro ofton by nils-spend-lug It, and many nro proud of their ox travagance. Men nnd women run lightly Into dobt nnd tempt othors In to It. In some villages there Is scarce ly a family which Is not In debt; nnd to bo In debt encouragos dishonesty and lessons gonorally tho sonso of honor. Kvon educated men tako tholr bribes and call them commissions,' othors tako what Is not theirs anil ! It a 'perquisite' again tho sin of bet ting nnd gambling and gonorally ot speculation Is ono which particular! affects tho young of our generation; nnd those who givo way to It nro drawn on Into othor sins, ofton wi out seeming to bo ablo to holpthom selvos, Llko tho othor ovll passions of Impurity nnd Intompornnco, the reckless pursuit of monoy onds very frequently In roal suicide that Is to say, Intentional self-murder not caus ed by Insanity. Tills Is ono of tho groat curses of our prosont life." Our shotguns nro going at very low prices. Como in nnd sco what wo offer. BlENS. COItHN & FRENSLY. A NEW YEAR'S SUICIDE NIGHT POLICEMAN FOR ROCK ISLAND KILLS HIMSELF, Richard Burton nt South McAlcstcr Shuffles Off This Mortal Coll. Sends Bullet Through Head. No Explanation. "To Into now, I'm dead." Thpso' were tho words of Richard llurton, night pollcomnn for tho Rock Island, who sent a bullet through his" heart Mondny night nt the union do pot In this city. It was 10:30 o'clock whon Button asked Wnllnco Green, i(Ight ticket agent nt Uio union t.tatlon for n tele graph blank. Green was over nt '.he freight olllce nttendlng to somo busi ness. Green ropllod Hint thoro wro somo blanks lying around Eomowhoro and wont ahead with his work. An In stnnt Inter n plBtol shot rang out and Burton wns seen clutching nt a fort;' flvo cnllbre revolver as ho fnnk baoK In a chair. HnHtlly he was picked up and la! I on n table. "I am dond," wns the first remark. Green hnnded hlin v rlece of pa per nnd suggested lint he :?.-i.'o a stntomont. "Too lnt-. Green, 1 nm dead," was the roply. seco.id later and llfo had departed. Dr. W. C. Gravos, the Rock Island physician, was summoned, hut tho man was dead boforo ho reached tho freight depot. Tho bullet entered tho loft sldo, passed through tho heart and emerg ed at tho shoulder blado, nnd crashed through a nearby window and spent Itself Into tho sldo of a box car stand lug near the frolght depot. There Is no explanation for tho sttl cldo known. Burton hns boon on tho Rock Island police forco for tho past threo or four months. Ho was about 23 years of ago and single. Ills father nnd moth er rosldo at Kansas City and relatives In this city secured tho position for him thnt he had occupied since com ing here. It Is stnted thnt Burton received a letter yestordny. This missive may have caused him to resort to self-do-stiiiction, but If It did lie destroyed tho lottor, for there wns nothing on his body to glvo tho slightest clew to the cnuso of tho deed. The remains wcro taken In charge by tho Cheny-Bockcr Co., nnd remov ed to tho morgue last night. It Is slated by thoso who wore at tho frolght depot that Burton wns not drinking nor did his actions betray any unusual mental strain. In fact no attention was paid to him when ho asked for a telegraph blank nnd later took a seat at a desk. Tho deceased wns a frail looking' young mnn, rather boyish In appear unco. Ho had no troublo locally, as far as Is known, that would causo him nny lomorse. it Is thought that tho letter ho is said to havo recolvod Monday contained some mcssngo that prompted him to resort to self-destruction. Cnpltal. MADE LUCKY DISCOVERY. Caddo County Farmer Finds Land Open to Homestead. Oklnhoma Clfv, O. T., Jan. 2. I.eonnrd Barthol. a Gorman farmer of Caddo county, yesterday discover ed that ho was paying rent on an r lotincnt thai lrul boon fraudulently given to nn Indian child entered on tho rollB under two nnmos. Ho went to HI Reno. looked the matter up In tho land oI'Jco, found that ho was en titled to fllo on tho claim nnd did so. Ho has been paying leaso money on tho allotment for tho last four years, when the last opening occurred. With th Improvements onw on tho land, It Is worth about $1,000. It ..- claimed thero minht l:e other similar instancon and every losseo of Indian land In tin county will investlgnto their holdings and soo how they stand. Predictions nro ousy but they nro dangerous. Bird McGuIro predicted statehood lust yoor and It did not de velop. He has now mado a guess that "The new slato will bo republican by a safe majority nnd Iho republicans will elect the ontlro state ticket and a majority of tho legislature nt the first election." While this is count ing uiihutehed incubator eggs, It Is protty woll known that thoroughbred hens are busy laying good democrat ic eggs which will hatch out a brood that will live. McGulro's Incubator; Is out of heat. oo Youthful Horse Thieves. Mineral Wells, Texas, Jan. 2. Two small boys, nged 11 nnd 12 years, do elded a fow days ago that thoy would leavo Mineral Wells, and flnd'tiT a couple of horses hitched nt a rack, whoso owners resldo north of town, mounted their, and started southward. Several days elapsed, nnd tho young sters wero located about thirty mllos south of hero, am thoy wero brought back nnd the horses restored to tholr owners, Tho boys wero put under $200 bond, wlch thoy readily mado, with tho asslstnnco of their parents, nnd thoy woro turned looso. No mnttor whnt a man has dono to mnko his wlfo unhappy sho will nov er forgtvo him for It unless he doulos It. PUERTA PLATA ATTACKED TROOPS Or FUGITIVE PRESIDENT MORALES ASSAULT CITY. Forces Under Command of General Roderlglnz After Whole Days Fighting are Preparing for Another Assault. Cnpo I lay Hon, Hnytl, Jan. 3. Ad vice from Puerto Plata, Santo Do mingo says thnt troop3 of fugltlvo Prosldent Mornlos, under command of General Rodorigiilz, nttacked Puorto Plnta yostorday morning. Tho fight ing was sovcro nnd lasted all day. A liumbor of mon wcro killed or wound ed on both sldos. Bayonets and swords woro principally used. Tho forces of Roderlgulz are massed oui sldo Puerto Plata proparlng for nil other attack. If Is said Rodcrlgul. has announced that I' his attack is successful, ho will proclaim hlmeolf candldato for tho presidency of Si"tD Domingo. LEDBETTER'S TELEGRAM. Addresses President Roosevelt on Democracy's Standing. After reading the most recent Wash ington 'spcclnls regarding tho present political corruption which Is being turned ovor nt Washington, nnd tho stntomont thnt President Roosevelt nnd other otllcluls wcro becoming thoroughly dlsg'ustcd with tho entire political situation In tho Indian Ter ritory, W. A. Lodbottcr In a spirit or sympathetic feeling for President Roosevelt sent him the following soothing telegram: Ardmore, I. T., Jan. 3, 1003. To tho Prosldont, Washington, D. C. Thoro nro many capablo Democratic lawyers In tho Southern District of Indlnn Territory against whom no charges of misconduct can ho mate. W. A. I.EDBETTER, Prosldent Ardmoro Democratic Club. Up to press hour no reply hnd been received to tho telegram, but ono Is expected nnd It may call for names ns candidates for district attorney, United States mnrshal and no telling what else. . 7 'j&i Attention, Eagles. A full nttendnnce of tho members ot Ardmoro Acrlo of Kagles Is re quested Wednesday evening, when tho Installation of ofllrors will bo held. All elective officers will plcnso bo present promptly nt 7:30 p. m. T. C. BRIDGMAN, Secretary A Jamaican Lady Speaks Highly of Chamberlain's C'junh rtemedy. Mrs. Michael Ha-t, wife of tho fu perlntondent of Cart Service nt Klnss ton, Jamaica, West India Islands, says that sho has tv somo years .lt-eri Chambetlan's Cough Remedy fir coughs, croup nnd whooping cou?h and hns found It vorv bunoll.-inl. Sho hns Implicit confidence in it and would not bo without a iott!o of It 'u her homo. Sold by i" J. Tlinsey, W. B. Frame, Ardmoro Drug Co. Bonner & Bonner. TTfT' IIMJiM A wpm niiuiiJ mers for their patronage during past year and wish a contin uation of the same during the present. We mean to continue the business on larg'er and more up-to-date basis than ever. During our Big Sale we certainly run our stocK down very low and for the Spring' and Summer trade we will have no old or shoddy goods to show you but a nice new clean seasonable goods. Our Mr. J. W. BanKs will start for the Eastern marKets in a few days to purchase a nicer, larg'er and better line than ever before so we want all our old cus tomers and expect many new ones this year. Progression is is our motto, so a Happy New Year to All. A Few Suggestions forflew Tear Presents from R. A. JONES Kitchen Cabinets Dressing Tables Chiffoniers Princess Dressers Hall Trees Rockers Art Squares Ruga Box Couches Lounges Couches Ottcxzcanisnnan Lyr.chlnsc In 1905. Chicago, Jan. 2. Tho lynchlngs re ported for 1005 nro but sixty-six, the smallest number slnco 1885. Tho fol lowing table showing tho number of lynchlngs slnco 1885 will bo of uso to thoso studying this particular fea ture of criminology: Year No. Year No. 1885 184 1800 131 188C 138 1897 1C0 1887 122 18D8 127 1888 142 1S99 102 1889 17C 1900 115 1890 120 1901 135 1891 192 1902 9(5 1892 235 1903 104 1893 200 1901 87 189! 190 1905 CO 1895 171 Tho lynchlngs In tho various states and territories wcro ns follows: Alabama 3 Arkansas G Florida 1 Georgia 11 Kentucky 4 Ijoulslana 4 Mississippi ,....17 Missouri 1 Nevada 1 North Carolina...' 1 South Carolina 3 Tenncsseo 3 Tcxns 11 Virginia 1 Of these lynchlngs slxty-flvo occur red In tho South nnd ono In tho North. Of tho total number slxiy-ono wero negroes nnd flvo whites. Tho crimes nlleged wero as follows: Criminal assault 15 Clmlnnl nssault 15 Attempted criminal nssault 4 Robbery 2 Raco prejudice 1 Kidnaping 1 Elopement 1 Informing 1 Two lynchlngs were for unknown reasons, and ono Innocent victim was hanged. Night school Selvldgo Business Co1 lego begins Monday, Jan. 1. Bo on hand nt 7 p. m. 3J-6 Cotton Market Today. Cotton 10 to 10:75. Seed cotton 3:25. Receipts 25 bales. The Ardmorelto sells coupon booKk NEW YEAR GREETING: UR Mr. J. V. BanKs having purchased the shares of R. W. Randol and Byron Drew in the Randci-BanKs Mercantile Company, the firm will he changed to J. W. BanKs Mercantile Company. The new firm as sumes all liabilities and collects all indebtedness of the old firm. In mailing this change the new firm desires to thanll our many friends and custo J. W. Banks Mer. Co. Sideboards Buffetts China Closets Iron Beds Ladies' Desks Roll Top Desks Lace Curtains Sanitary Couch, a Combination Cases Folding Beds Pedestal Extension Tables MARKETREPORTS (By E. E. Oulllot fk Co.. membors of Nbw Orleans Cotton Exchange.) COTTON MARKET. Ardmore, January 3. Tho following nro tho quotations for today: Liverpool Futures. oi-kn oi.osn Jftn Feb 6 86 6 01 Fob Mar ...... .........................6 01 6 00 Mnr Apr. got 0 09 Apr Mnr o OS 0 12 MnyJuu . 9 10 e 15 Qpcta and Salej. spots a 12 Sales... , .. .......... io. CO New York Futures Open. High. Low. Close. Mar 11 CO 1145 11 56 Mny 11 02 11 75 11 62 It 72 July' 11 C9 11 3 11 69 11 79 dpots and Sales. Spots . u 85 8alos New Orleans Futurea. Open. High. Low. Close. Jn 11 43 11 60 11 41 11 60 Mnr 'H 73 11 81 11 73 11 it May 11 00 11 05 11 86 11 95 Spots and Sales. Spots i j.16 Hales $23 GRAIN. 'VltUAT - May.. . .. M 3-8 88 1-2 July. Et 3-8 84 3-8 Oohh May . 41 3-8 M 1-4 July. 44 3-1 41 3-1 Oat- Atar... . 32 1-2 3?;3-8 July 30 7-8 30 7-8 Livestock. IIOCIS CATTLII !I1CEP Chtcnco 31.C00 l'flM 2C0 Kansas City. 140CO WMj 3000 omiitm .... ;o;o 100 C500 Dally Ardmorelto BO eta. per month.