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S1500J G V N AWAY Ste Ardmcrrlte June 3 Farlhlog Bros, Golden Rule TAILORS Steam c ipfinici: ami rreinlDK Phone 543 VOLUME X1J. ARDMORE, IXD. TKK Fill DAY EVENING, MAY 18. li)D(3 NUJiMR 312 Ik ' yJ" $ CONFEREES KEEP BUSY ONLY ARIZONA REFERENDUM RE MAINS UNSETTLED. Agreement Reached on All Others But Conferee Decide to Go Over . Them All Again From First to Last Farce Comedy. Washington, May 17 "The proof ing! o' the conference on the state hood bill," said ono of the conforeea today, "aro sotting to rosemble farce comedy. Wo havo hcon over every one of the thirty-eight senate amend incuts to tho bill, applying to Okla homa nnd Indian Territory. An agree tnent has been practically reached on every solitary one of thorn. Hut when wo met this morning It was solemn ly decided to go over them all again, from first to InsL So tho drear march through tho bill Was taken up once more." The conforonca commlttoo Is evad ing the main Issue between the bouses The main question, that Is the differ, en co between the houses concerning tho Arlonn-New Mexico sections, lias not been touched. The fact Is that tho statehood matter Is being kept In nboyanco by tho speaker. As yot ho has refused to say tho word whlcn would release tho bill and guarantee tho admittance of Oklahoma and In dian Torrltory to statehood. Thorc Is not t any Jloflnlto ground upon which to base an opinion that congress will adjourn this session -without action on statehood, but this Is a possibility looming larger. Only ono reason can bo given In explana tion of such a course, If It Is adopted. It Is political. Admission of Oklahoma nnd Indlnn Territory will moan Ave now members of the house. The pto- sumption Is that four, and probably tho five, would bo Democrats. Tho Re publican houso organization knows that It will loso heavily In tho fall elections, and Speaker Cannon feirs to lace tho chanco of flvo Democrats from OKlahoma. NOT MUCH OF A PREACHER. Still Worse as a Farmer, So She Got a Divorce. Chandler, O. T.. .Mny 17 Mar ried to n urcachor without a Job. claiming Indole his mnrrlnge to be worth $200,000, who wns nftorwnrd found to have only tho suit of clothoB ho wore, nnd not able to earn inoro than 0 ccnta a day, ac cording to his wife's story, Mrs. nar riot Motley wns granted n divorce by Judgo John II. Huford In tho dis trict court hero this week. She teB tilled that ho had railed to support lior nnd loft her. Sho furnished htm with plouty to eat and n good place to Btay, but he wasn't satlsllod with that. Whon ho left he told nbotit tho big places ho had been, nnd said he felt llko ho had "dropped him self down." Ills wife told about his utter Ig nornnco of fnrni work, Including his efforts to plant corn before tho ground wns turned. As it was her fnrm, sho taught him sonio things about farm work, nnd mild that t ne second year ho got to ho n pretty fair cotton choppor, but didn't llko tho work. Prominent Preacher Dead. Wynnowood, I. T Mny 18. (Spe cial) Itov. W. II. Ilurch, ono of fho oldest nnd most widely known preach ers In tho Indlnn Torrltory, died of heart fnlluro nt bis home a few miles west of hero yostorduy. Ho has lived In this country for fifty years and jltnew overy trail of the red man. "When he camo horo there wero no Baptist churches, and ho lias tho high distinction of having organized the first naptlst church organized In the Indian Territory. Ho wns about eighty 'flvo years of ago nnd was In as good health ns almost any young man. Found Dead In River. Mountain View, Okln., May 17. The body of nn unknown mnn was found in tho Washita River near hero this morning. His legs wore tied togothor and arni3 tied to tho body, with a pleco of railroad Iron attached to tho rjglit arm about thrco Inches below the elbow. Ho was sup posed to bo a tramp. Coroner's Jury (returned a verdict of sulpldo. a fine lino of screen doore at Blv- ens, Corhn & rreneley'a. AFTER THE HUNTERS. Indian A;ent Kelsey will Backup His Indian Policemen. l:idlan Agent Dunn H. Kelsoy l bucMr.g up t'.ie action cf his . IMillcemen In ccnnscntlnt; the Inur ing and llsLIng equipment of a perry cf hunters from Fullbrtiht, Text a. who came over Into the Choctaw na tion, ostensibly to fish In the tine mountain streams, bat brought with them a pack of hounds and were r .inning deer with them, contrary to law. An Indian policeman appeared n the scene and not only con tt seat ed the outflt of the party, but held the dogs as well. Finally the iwrty am taken to Antlers, where a bo ad t $150 was jtlven and the bound returned to thulr owner across the Texas Hue. Tli remainder of the outfit Is being held, The only penalty Is tho confiscation of the game equipment that the white men brought Into the Torrltory. The In dian ngeut Is determined that deer shall not be run with hounds nt this reason of the year. He Is also en deavoring to keep the Choctaw na tion from being overrun with hunters from the states. A few days ago three lwrtlos were arrested In i..e Cherokeo nation near Tikhloqunh charged with dynamiting the Illinois rlvor for tlsh. This mat ter comes under the Jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and Indictments are likely to follow. The members of the Ozark and Wauhlllau clubs, looated ten miles east of Tnhlequnh, have a standing reward of S0 each for the arrest and conviction of anyone dynnmltlng tho Darron Fork or the Illinois River. Both stroams are near those club houses. Body of Child Found. Davis, I. T., Mny IS. (Special.) The decomposed remains of a child wns found hero yesterday on tho west side of tho city, near a grading camp, that Is supposed to have beon burled by the mother or someone In terested, and unenrthed by Cogs. The mayor nnd city physician" ordored It burled on the spot where found. A grave was dug on a vacant lot nnd marked by tall stakes. The finding of this body caused considerable ex citement on tho streets but the per petrators will probably never be known. , The olllclals believe tho child bi-' longed to someone connected wlt'i the grading camp, who havo prob ably left horo for parts unknown. Dr. Wilson, the city physlcaii, says it must have been dead when born, and was probably burled ten days or more before the dogs dug It up. In Effete Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Ok., May 17. At an early hour this morning two un known mn entered the second-hand store of Adolph Levi and slugged Levi and Sol White Into Insonslbll Ity. Tho men wore Intent on rob bery, but wore frlghtond by nearby pedestrians and escaped. Levi Is In u critical condition and may die. Wanted Five Hundred Dollars. Davis, I. T., May IS. (Special) One of the sharpest tricks that lias over boon nttomptcd on nn Indlnn Ter ritory bank was attempted by somo one yosterday at Helena, Ark., and had It not been for au error mado In transmitting the telegram, the would bo forger would havo gotton $500 from tho First National bank of this city. C. K. Royer, a big cattleman who owns a ranch In tho Aruucklo moun tains about seven miles southwest of horo, and who Is a director In (he First National bank, left hero a few days ngo, and It was understood thai ho was going to Arkansns to buy soma cattle. A message wnH received by tho bpnk which road: "Authorize bank hero to pay mo without Identification, $500.00." Signed, C. E. Rogors. Tho cashier becamo suspicious on account of tho error, which road, "C. 13. Rog ers," and wired tho Helena (Ark.) bank for correction. Meantime,' 'Mr. Royer was located at Ada, I. T., and tho Helena bank Informed of the at tempted fraud. It Is believed hero that somo ono knew that Mr. Royer was Intending to make a trip down thoro and suppose! tho bank In this city would order pay ment without identification. Ohio Mining Troubles. Steubenvllle, Ohio, May 18. More Plnkerton mon are being rushed to the mines In Jefferson county, Tho situation Is critical. Jf tho operators persist in opening the mines today, bloodshed it is believed U sure to follow. REPUBLICANS ARE SHOCKED PRESIDENT'S FRIENDS WANT HIM TOACCEPT DENUNCIATION. No Longer Any Doubt In Washlngten ' Concerning Inspiration or Attack on Ballsy President Feels Humiliation. Washington, May 17. There l. of course, now no doubt that the two newspaper correspondents wetd In spired at the white house. One ejHhom In a dispatch of Inst night declared the article was not Instigated by the president, but It l evident that to say this tho correspondent has had to re sort to the narrowest meaning of the word Instigate. That tho mer orandum was shown to him at the white house U evident, slnco Mr. Chandler ha I the only other cop. This morning the president read tho memorandum to n number of his call ers and argued that bcniise Mr. Chan dler In that document pledged pood faith of Mr. Tillman nnd wns silent ns to Mr. lialley, therefore lie suspect ed tho sincerity of Mr. Ilalloy. It would be an unwarrantable Inference even if the purpose wore of less con sequence than that of Impeaching the honeity of a senator. Hut It Is well known that Mr. Chandler explained to tho president that his reason for making no mention of Mr. Bailey was that ho had not, up to thnt time, hold any conference with the Texas senator. - i. Of courso no Republican senator will talk of this matter for publication, but privately nearly nil of the have oxprossed thomslves ns shocked and humlllatod that tho prostdent should have used tho prestige of his ofllc'o to Inspire a slander. Thre Is somo differ ence of opinion ns to what so possess ed tho president na to tempt. Mm to this aft- By some It is attributed to temperamental Infirmity. The president talks a great doal. In fact, it Is n common Jest In Washing ton thnt one who calls on tho presi dent rarely tins opportunity to slip In n word odgewlso. In his criticisms of .mon he talks with amazing freedom, with a recklessness that sucgosta sometimes thnt he has no appreciation of tho Import of his words. Tho truth Is, tho president has criticised other eonntors, both Republican nnd Dem ocratic, only a little less severely than If has Senator Ilalloy. To other hypothoses hnve been P'.t forth to oxplaln his attack on Mr. n alloy. Ono Is thnt tho president has boon y to bellovo, not by Mr. Chaudii r but by Republican senators, who wero opposing the rnt bill, that tlfij Democrats wero preparing to do sort him. This, It Is thought, was done for tho purpo.se of breaking tho nllanco which threatened the dofoat of Mr. Aldrlch nnd his forces. Wlion tho president discovered that tho coun try did not ttpprovo of his jvdden chango of front on tho rato bill, it In thought, In seeking to Justify him fiolf, ho tried to spread tho charge that his allies wore treachorous to lilm, and, In tho nhsonco of any ev idence, dlstortod the Chandlor memo randum Into n suspicion. This Is the hypothasls which gets tho most acceptance. It Is belloted to bo the culmination of u plot to break up tho alliance between tlio prosident and tho Democrats. Tho president first tried to Justify himself by assorting that thorc was no alllance.nut In Washington this receives na crodonco whatover, for thoro aro n hundred men who havo heard tho president speak of "my Democratic alllos." Per ceiving that this effort was not suc cessful, the president, It Is thought, In his desperation to excuso his own blunder in having fallen Into tho trap of his Republican enemies, resorted to tho chargo of treachery, Tho prosident has few friends In tho senate, but tho fow ho has are advising lilm to accopt tho denuncia tions thnt havo been hurlod nt him In silence. Thoy think he can only add to his own dlscomfituro by pur suing tho matter further. Whether ho will accept this counsel no one protends to know, nnd least of all tlioso who are tho most Intimate with him, for they say the prosldont often heretofore, nfter having appar ently nccepted ndvlee glvon to him, has, when the backs of counse lors were turned, done exactly the thing bo wis advised' not' to do. It nm I'M the matter of the state ment ki-.-:i out Monday. The .win wrtch tlx president wrote Satjntav ntght mtalned aobstautlally the charge which afterward appeared In the Chicago Tribune and the New York Tnbune. When Mr. (toot and Mr. Tali aaw tlilt they began at oac to r.igiie with the president agalhst giving publicity to IL He levied t them, or at least aeeme.l to til ao fer the charge was not even bi.-tlld nt In the statement which he did Vive out Monday. HI conn lor -felh I'Med themselves that Hie) hed-; nated the president from thnt ulo&Aer ind the humiliation whlct tiwjrea must follow L But enn while the were congratulating them selves on that delusion The president, jniutpw.i to nay of tlfem, wa ar rcjiglug to aire publtBlty to the charge In a way that could leave no dsubt as to the antlvonlhlp. So, while the few filt-ud that the president has In tliH senate are urging him to ac cept his discomfiture stoically, mid while the) believe he will, nono' of theai would give Ixmd that he will remain silent. The provident has not tieen nioes. Mble to newsiwper men yeeterduy nor toda.. but other callers at the White House report that he bus been rauoh s'lhdued and that he is ti. pressed. There aie gome who HiIik then are ominous aligns, but the go- cr:.l opi nion Is that his changed de meanor merely betrays his liumliM tlon. The matter has been disc trout for him. Not oulv has It been a boomerang, but one of trememlo" force. It Is regarded here ns having nud tho effect of dot."oylng oory oppo-.lunlty the preldv. might have hud to conceal his defeat und sur- e.ider with reject to the rate bill. !! ti tlinu that, the Chandler "mem "rcadum" proven nothing else than f.ut Mr. Tillman, nud, Infc-renUnlly, the president, regarded their rolif Moan as thoto of nlllee ns far back as April 11, a olroumstanco which disproves the argument that there waa no agreement. And, finally, It is tho prevalent oplnluu hi Washing- ton that"iijU desperate effort of tho president to convict his former allies or bad faith merely shows his con sclousnes of having been buncoed by tbrxe whom ho Jul been lighting. It j no oxuggeiutlon to say tin. In WbrI Ingtou the r.'mornl opinion U t. within the Jest ten duw .It-pti-sldint has made n serl.is id tl . a blunders of Ms care-r .-i f -s7 Republicans Dlseomfitted. Wellington, .Mat' ?7. Mni.y jt.i -. Inent Republicans nio greatly wor ried over tho manner in which the administration has been forced Into Its present unfortunate position rela tive to tho railroad rato bill nego tlutlons and over tho probable effect of disclosures that are no longer de nied upon the Republican party. No Ropubllcon president over be fore sought deliberately to defeat his own party with Democratic aid. llefore the disclosures of Mr. Roosevelt's dealings with Democrats In order to defeat two-thirds rf the Republican senators tho party ma:: naers woro considerably concerned about tho approaching congressional nnd stato oloctlons because of the turlff Issue. They know now that tholr work or carrying the next bonne Ihih been mode doubly difficult. Thoy aro apprehensive that tho pres ident's nogntlntloiiH with the Demo crats and the manner In which his that thoro Is n crisis requiring hard phaslzed will hnvo n stunning effect on all straight pnrty men and para lyze tho organization, iwrtloulnrly In tho New Knglnnd, Middlo and East ern States. Prominent Republicans horo admit that thero Is a crlss roqulrng hard work. Thoy Bay frankly the president hatf handicapped tho party. Chandler to Lose His Job. Washington, Mny 17. Information from inside the White Houso Is to tho effect tlutf tho Spanish Treaty Claims Commlsolnu will not have its lease of lire extended after Sept. 1, when its present authority expires. When the commission disbands ex Sonator William E. Chandlor, who Is now the central figure In tho rail road rnto controversy, will bo with out a Job, It In not Intimated that tho de crease of tho commission Is connect ed with Senator Chandler's relation to It, but tho fact remains that the president has six tlmos granted It authority to run for six months nt a time, its original grant of llfo by congress having been for only two years-. COMMERCIAL CLUD DUSY. Marlstta Organization Induces Com press Company te Put In Plant. Marietta. I. T.. Mny IS. (Special.) The recently organised C'ommcl- clul club, with W. I.. I lagan aa prest deal. Is doing "stunts" In the way of building and our people ran readily realise the advantages of a atitatau ilil tnwn builder, such as a Commer cial club. While this club haa not ct celebrated Its ft ml anniversary. It h been encceaaful In landing eeral concerns worthy or notice. The (luir Compress Co.. has purchas ed n 10-acre tract of land from J. I. Washington and will within the neM thirty days oomtrence the erection of a branch plant here to cost $25, 1)00. The building will be of brick construction and well equipped with modern Improvements. The club haa bee.t operating with lorce, vigor and err ort and are receding congratula tions on procuring this plant, which menus iiiiioh to Marietta unit u r rounding country. Ou.- local cotton loners are especially t-'eased. A comiNtny, known aa the Marlet -i hotel company, has Inn organize-, nere nolely of local capitalists und It In stated ou gool authority that tiu company will In the tie it fultiit the contract tor nn $18,000 hotel building. We have three hotels nt present, but not enough room to ac commodate nil who dally visit this point. A tennis court lias been built on the Smith addition In South Marietta. An organisation has been perfected with the following olllcers: N. Clnn mon, president; Miss Helen I'oter man, vice prosldont; Miss Inez Mont gomery, seorotnry-treiiHuror. The local lodge Knlghta of Pythias nre building club rooms In connection with their hall, which will be himt ')Mt ly furnished. J. ditch Smith nnd Ho Hlaku havo purchased the meat iniuket formurly owned b) Marlon Allen, decensod. Tho frame building will be removed. ami n brick erected. Ardmore's sister (Marietta) will have n skating rink nnd everything vlll be In readiness lor the opening tomcrrow tilght. Tl.o rink will be in the Denton building, used by the Wonder More. Mr. Hass, proprietor of this store Is moving his stock of, goodB to Ardmoro. John F. Hughes, promotor or tho rod nnd gun club snya that prepara tions nre boltu,' made to enlarge the fish lake, which at present covers ton acres. Tho dam will be made ten feet higher and u boat bouse built. The Marietta basu ball team has middled a series of games with Gainesville nud left yesterdny for The Best Place to Buy Your Clothes k f cX5yrlchlL.00a sciiloss rj'os. a co. fine Clothes tdokers Ooltlmorn and New York Snedal Two pioco Suit Value During r WICI1 the week wo received a delayed Hhipini-nt of hiirh class 2 piece suit?, in elo gai t giey tropical worsted and rinely woven tin ssy blue serco half lined coats and tho lates- cut In 'routers These suits bought to s,eil for $12 !u und aro worth il, but owing to tho advanced season, and not wanting to carry over an.' summer clothing wo will foroga tho usual protit insuring tho quick i Ifaiiince of thU lot of line suits,, a'l sizes and a pt rfect tit, $12 50 values at If You Need a Suit, This Is Your Opportunity If estheimer&Daube that place. Yesterday's game thoro ' said to hae result d 3 to 0 In Til- t- or Oalnesvllle. Our boya havo hud but little practice but play font ball. Much Interest Is being titnul rested In today'a game there. A social hop waa given last Might at the Athletic rlnh h.ill whi.-l, i..f. ed to be one or the swellest affair mat uns neen pulled off nere ror some time. It was the laat daucu or the season and waa enjoyed by all. The grand march waa led by Mr. nnd Mrs. .1. W. Scanlon. Col. Sidney Suggs of the Ardwors lie waa here yeaterdsy shaking liAnda with friends. ELECTRIC LINE CHARTERED. Ardmore and Northwestern Electric Railway Incorporated. South McAlester. I. T., May 17. The Ardmore (c Northwestern Kleo trie railway wns chartered horo to day with an authorized capital of l.uOO.OOO. The Incorporators nro J. T. Denton. A. I". Wllllford nnd Rob ert K. Lee, nil realduntH of Indlnn Territory. The charter contemplate u system of electric lines through out the Chickasaw nation. Russia's Critical Moment. St. Petersburg, May 18. Tho c.-Mj. leal moment which wilt deel le whether there will bo ponce or ". between the crown nnd tho peop't, nppareutly arrived with tho adoption I- the lower houso o' ii'.rllamenl last night or Its reply to the speech from the throne. Court react leasts headed by TroKff nro seeking lit ov ery way possible to lulliience tho em peror to light. St. Petersburg, Mny IS. Sitting until long niter 2 o'clock this morn ing, tho lower house of tho Nation al Parliament set Its seal on Its llrst great work, tho adoption of tho ad dress In reply to the speech from the throne, setting forth the alms and aspirations of Riunla'a millions. - Despite attacks both from tho rlabt (nul from the left the loadora of th constitutional Democrats nciu tncir fellowerH together to tho Inst anil lH'o uddiess wns adopted substantially In the form It was proposed by the com mission and already telegraphed by tho Associated Press. r , '.yi5ir,. Republican Wins Contest. "S ' Washington, May 18. Tho houso committee on elections today decided tho contest between Wood vorsus Coudrey, Involving a scat In tho twelfth Missouri district, In favor of Coudrey, Republican. "Wood now oc cupies tho scat. sWSWtWrlWK4l3KWyrwnW One good reason why you should buy your clothes hero is tho fact of their positive newness. Tlio pronounced change in fashion this season makes it imperativo for you to buy from a storo that sells the goods wh lo thoy aro now and has no left overs from one season to another That Is This Store Our store is new all through ail our goods aro fresh from tho best-known mak ers of high-cla$s clothing and Furnishings. Wo have the lntest models from hous es llko Sohloss Bros. & Co , iho celooratc-d tailors of Baltimore and New York and others.