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SI500J B.YE1 AWAY See Ardmcrelte Jure 3 Farthing Bros. Golden Ruli TAILORS Steatu cipiitilni: and I'runlnu Phone 543 VOLUME a'IIX ARDMOIIE, IX D. TEH.. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1906 NUMBER 1 RATE BILL 18 PASSED SENATE ADOPTED THE ME AS' URE THREE OPPOSED IT. Seventy-One Members Favored Its passage Mr. Mayner KuDUed it In on Preildent Who Seemed Jealout of Earthquake. Washington. May 19. The sonnto has passed tho railroad rate hill on ly threo senators. Furaker. Morgan nnd I'ettns, voted ngalns'. the rate bill. The yeas wero "1. It was nn nounceil for every nbsont , senator that He would vote the bill. Mr. Hayner, before the llnal poll, said that he expected tho prosldci.r would chntiKo his opinion before the bll was finally enacted and added, there was no telling but what In n to wdays some new "Chandler of Fortune," might get possession of tho president nnd get lilm back to th'j orlKlunl terminus. The president resembled n Unlo'do sco n, ho said, .nnd this was n grout era for natural' disturbances nnd the president seemed Jealous of the earth quakes nnd volcanoes. There was u somewhat larger ul tendance of collators than usunl, but the attendance In the naileries was by no menus normal, nnd there was no maulfestnlon of any kind when the result was announced. There was, however, nn nlmost Koner.il sigh of rollof among the senators. Tho bill has received more atten tion from tho senate nnd from tho country at larso than nny measure that has been before congross sine 3 tho rojienl of the purchasing clause of the Sherman net In 1S9!. It was reported to tho senate on February 26 nnd was mado tho unfinished bus Iness on March 12. From March 12 to May 4, the bill was under gonernl discussion without limitation on the duration or speeches, fifty-eight of which wero delivered. Many of theso wore prepared with groat "are. nnd two of them consumed more than n days tlmo In delivery. Sonntor i-a ronoie, tno junior senator from Wisconsin, spoke for three davs nnd Senntor Daniel of Vlrglnln, for two days. Senntors Ilallcv. Fornker. Mdgc, Italnoy. Dolllver nnd others luncn spoko lor nn entire day. 1 For twelve days tho bill has been u-ider consideration under n rale M Itlng speeches to fifteen minute each The snnte hns at all times been ear net mid untmsted but for the most part devoid of personality rs between senators, tho past few days, however, having culled out some caustic c:!t pms of the president and of s.:u newspaper correspondent by Sena tor Dnlley. In addition to patslng the bill the proceedings today consisted In con cluding the consideration of the amendments as s'ich nnd the deliv ery of n number of speeches on the bill. The only nmendment adopted wns the one offered yesterday by Sonntor Toller eliminating the words "In its Judgment" from the power given to tho Interstate commerce commission to 11 x rates. DISASTROUS FOREST FIRES WIPE OUT TOWNS AND SEVERAL LIVES ARE LOST. Sweep Scope of Thirty Square Miles In Wisconsin and Michigan Do. Ing Untold Damage to Life, Property and Stoek. TERRITORY C A. R's. Complete Session at Tulsa, Elect Off! .. cers Meet Next at Sulphur. Tulsa, I. T., May ID. Tho elovonth annual reunion of tho Orand Army of tho Republic of Indian Territory com pleted Its business session today :y electing officers nnd selecting tho placo of meeting for 1907. Sulphur, I. T., was named for tho next "encamp menu 'iho following ofllcors weru elected: Department commnndor, J. F. Ayars of Tulsa; senior vlco commander, A. O. Crutchmer of OkmulgeuT Junior vlco commnndor, I). F. Uackott of Antlers; medical director. Dr. Howsor of Sn pul pa; chaplain, D. M. Harris of Wagoner. Delegate to National U. A. It., en campment In September, nt Ml tinea Io1Ib W. A. Smith; alternate, T. I). Johnson of Ardmore. Board of Administration S. 8. ltoyles of Tnhlequah; John McHlroy of Tulsa; II. G. Trosper of Sapulpa, nnd K. (i. Hell of Muskogee. Injured Youth Recovering. Carl Jeffreys, tho young mnn who was found unconscious on I) street, northwest, last Wednesday night, has sufficiently recovered from his Injuries ns to bo ablo to bo out again. Tho young man appears to havo received n Bevero blow upon tno head, but irom wnom, he does not know, as ho 1 remembers nothing which occurred at tho time. Marnuotte, Mich.. May 19. A stretch of territory 2SU miles In longth reaching from Newberry on tho east to Uessomer, Mich., on tho west, and north nnd south between tho shoro lino of Ijiko Suporlor and tho south orn boundary of tho upper peninsula. Is dotted with forost fires. Settle ments and farm houses have tit-en wiped out nnd timber lands dostroy. ed. Hundreds of persons have Been rendored homoloss. It Is Impossible to cellmate the fi nancial loss but It Is probable that hundreds of thousands of dollars' In property Is destroyed. The towv of Qulannesec and several hamlets nre reported wiped out. North west of Marquette the town of Illrch Is threatened with destruction. Men havo been sent from hero by special train to right tho flnmes. Ilo cnuso of tho destruction of telegraph iwlos; wlros nro down and communi cation by ttmt menus Is Impossible. Unless It rains soon, great havoc wilt bo wrought. Pope Has Gout. Home, May 19. A physician an nounced today that tho pope Is suf fering with gouL Ho has been ordoret to remain In bed for several days. Wnusaukee, Wis., May 19. At Co darvllle, four miles south, forest tiros destroyed many lumber camps nnd big kilns filled with cedar. A flerco wind is blowing sparks nnd burning ombors for miles. All trains are being held here, ag the rolls nro twisted from tho immenso heat. Hard and Wells lumber company have suffered nn enormous loss. Sov. ernl of their cafnpa nro totally destroy ed. Tho loss at other logging camps Is steadily growing. Tho llamos In Bomo places nro Uilrty teet high. Tho dry conditions are responsible for tho great loss, iho fire sweeps everything clear. A pasenger train Is reported hem med In near Cedarvlllo. Kscanaba, Mich, May 19. Forest fires in northern Michigan havo nl most swept blank nn ncroa of ono hundred miles, six thousand people are I' ft hntuo'.ess it Is estimated. The los Is broadly estimated at one million dollars. Tlirej train loads of homeless people have already ar rived nt Escannlm. Thousands of others are believed to be homeless and miffertnK for want of food, otothlns and other necessities. Milwaukee. Wis.. Mnr. 19. Spec ials to the Sentinel tell of n serious nrd in three sections of Wisconsin aiM rpper Michigan. A tract thirty tnllos square has been swept by for st fires near Kscannlm. Mich., nnd jcvoral villages destroyed. Several lives may have been lost. The city of Stanley, Chlpiwwn countv. a town of 6.000 Inhabitants, Is reported to be In Haines. Tho vil la go or Auburndale. Wood county, was swept by fire which started In a lumber ynrd. destroying property valued at J 100.000. Milwaukee, Wis., May 19. A Sontl uol special from Hscunnba, Mloh., filed at 10 p. in., imys: Driven by n heavy gale, one of the nvost disastrous forest fires In the hlstor of this district this afternoon laid waxte a tract of mud fifty miles qtmre and at a late hour tonight was spreading. At 9 o clock It la lie finitely known that the following cities nnd villages have been com pletoly wiped out: QuInnlnMC. Sclwefer. Ralphs. Sal vole, Cornell. Woodland. Tabot At North nnd several Klnts on the line Of the Kscanaba and Iake Su Mrlor rind at 6 o'clock tonight, when all communication was cut otT. the lire had reached the outskirts of the village and no hope of saving any ol tho property was offered. Hundreds nf people are homeless and nre being brought Into Kacannba ns fast ns trains can be sent to tho burned dis trict. In addition to the loss of sev eral sawmills nnd other buildings, millions of feot of cut timber have beon burned nnd great tracts of stand lug timber badly damaged. Tho loss of tho Stephenson com pany of Wells from burning timber nloue, It Is belloved tonight, will np proximate Bcvcrnl hundred thousand dollnrs. An far as can bo learned tonight no lives have been lost, nlthough families of Boveral homesteaders arc missing. Thu safety of largo, lumbor crews nt work In" tlio' h6art of tho heavily wooded country and with nn railroad facilities offered Is feared for. Detroit. Mich.. May 10. Fragmen tary report havo rooohod the De troit News and Freo. Press from Ks ennaba and Gladstone, Mich., stat ing that a disastrous forest lire Is raging In the upper lienlusuln In the neighborhood of the two cities men tinned. It Is fculd that three towns have been destroyed: that thirty quare mile of territory have been devastated and that several persons bore been burned to death. Menominee. .Mich.. May 19. Forost fires are raging tonight In n Inrno area In Menominee county, having already done much damage. Talbot, with 300 iKipulntlon, twonty-flvo miles north, was wiped out this evening. Several other vlllngua and many farm buildings and lumber stocks are In Iangr. North llay, Ont., May 19. A reiort has reached here that Cobalt, one of the mining renter in New Ontario, was completely destroyed by lire. It Is also reported that several persons were killed by an oxploslnu. FIGHT AT GUATANAMO. American Sailors and Natives Clash and Many Are Wounded. Washington. May 19. The Navy ileiiartmeut bus reclved the first re port of u seilois light which occur rwd nt (liintaim.no, Cuba, on April SO between American sailors nnd natives In which ono Ameiican was hot and twenty tiro otherwise w:'i.nded. While thu aal!ora wore ashore nf Cnatanamo they left ti.e n ival ion" ntion nnd were at: i :' j I 1 a laige bam! of nntlvoH who used their knives ami mnchutoti with telling ef fect. The IduoJacketM had no weap ons nnd although outnumbered threo and four to one. they fought with their fists until all were disabled The local -hiIIco, It Is Mild, instead of attempting to quiet tho riot, sided with tho natives. The sailor who wns shot was for n time In u serious condition, but hns since recovered. Camapalgn Against Pulajanes. Manila. May 19. Tho Philippine commission has nuthorlzcd C-ovornor Curry to begin a cnmpalgn with rcg ulor troops, having for its object tho absolute subjugation of Pulajanes on tho Island of Satnar. Tjlrilp'i rumen aen Itin l.lrr linptrnln Int the naltlmoro Monday. 20 EARTHQUAKES AND DYNAMITE COMBINE TO JAR THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN. People Rush From Hemes In Many Towns Where Dulldlngs Quiver. Tons of Dynamic Exploded by Forest Fires Direct Cause. Orand Unplds, M1clr, May 19. Two enrthqtiako shocks wero felt In West ern Michigan nt 3:20 o.clock tnia morning. Distinct shocks nro reported from Holland, Grand Haven, Fobbvllio and Hanger. Residents of Holland rushed out of their houses In night nt tiro Ttio Jnock tfirew fipon many doors. No sorlous damage Is reported. Ijitor It developed tho shocks woro t-o-lncldent with iwiwdor exploslonn directly ncross Lake Michigan In Wisconsin. Michigan City. Ind., May 19. A. nutnbur of residents noro felt what was believed to bo earthquake shocks arly today. Halloing qulvored and windows rattled. Hnclne, Wis., May 19. Two tornrflc explosions early todny shook build ings of this city nnd drovo hundreds of persons from their homes, believ ing It to be an eartliqunko. The nhockn wero onusod by an explosion nt tlio Hnnd & Lnflln jtowder mills, Pleasant, Prairie, where 2G,000 dntnago wan done. Cobalt, Onl., May 19. Sovoral tons of dynamite oxplodcd In tlio north western section of town yesterday, wrecking twenty-flvo houses nnd throwing citizens into n "panic. Quito n number nro moro or loss injured by flying debris, but nono sorlously. Tno explosion wiib caused by a forest flra Igniting tho building In which thu dy unmlto wns stored. Closing Out Sale. At ladles Exchange Mondny nnd closes Saturday. Special prices on stamped articles, stumped shirt waists for shadow embroidery, corset covers, etc. 20 For Monday only we offer onu fourth off on nil shirt waists. 20 A. Kl.OSKI. Burton-Pee 1 Dry Goods w - THE GREAT BARGAIN CENTER OF ALL ARDMORE! Company An Ocean of Bargains, Monday and Tuesday, May 21 and 22 In desirable merchandise will meet your gaze when you visit the Big Store Monday and Tuesday. The hot days are coming thick and fast which calls for light and airy materials we have them in all the wanted styles. You will find Monday and Tuesday something on sale you can use; som thing that will be cool. : : : : Come to the Big Store Monday and Tuesday. RED HOT SPECIAL Mondny nnd Tuesday broken lots of Ladies' Undermuslin Garments that woro left from our recmt White- Sale, you get at HALF PRICE. LADIES' WASH BELTS Monduy and Tuesday you,1 will find tho greatest lot Ladles' Bolts evor shown In tho city at prices that will make you think. See them. LADIES' SKIRTS Tho latest things in Lndies s Skirts aro being shown in our suit department in grey, browns and plaids. You will appreciate theso skirts. Prices Right. WHITE OXFORDS Tho sensou is just in for Whlto Shoes. We aro showing tho correct things of the season in plain and em broidered vamps; Plain. , . .$1.25 to $2 Embroidered Vamps.. $3 EXTRA SPECIAL IN WAIST PATTERNS One Ponjrc Hand Embroidered, a beautiful thins, regulnr prlco $17 50 you can get M mday for Ono white and ono blue Silk Grass Cloth Waist Pattern, embrbidored in beautiful design, regular price $10; buy thorn Monday and Tuesday $13.49 ..$6.50 LADIES' READY TO WEAR Remember that all garments will be fitted and altered by MISS HALL. Her exper ionce as a modoist will greatly assist you. Her personal supervision of alterations in sures n correct fit. Visit our Ready to Wear, yo Til find all tho airy things for hot weatlr r THE GREATEST BARGAIN CENTER OF ALL ARDMORE BOYS' WASH SUITS Theso little suits aro in the Russian Blouso nnd inado of good material, that will stand tho boy; easily laundered in ages from 3 to 0; prlco .. ..50c to $3.50 BOYS' f 2-PIECE SUITS Wool Crash Suits in wanted colors groys nnd etc., made in tho nowest styles just in; price $2.50 to $5 DON'T SEW this hot weather. Monday and Tues day you will havo an opportunity to get Waists, Pnnts nnd Skirts for the chil dren at just II ALP PRICE. MEN'S CLOTHING Don't loso s'ght of your appearance you will look just right If you wear ono of our Two-Piece Suits They aro tailored right nnd of tho host material; Prico $10 to $25