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VOLUME XI n
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ELEVEN CENTS MINIMUM PRICE
SET BY FARMERS' UNION.
Based on Statistics from Practically
. Every County In the Cotton Section
and was Adopted by the Con
Texarkana, Sep. G. The .National
Farmers' Union la holding Its sessions
hero dnlly. The morning session x-
day was devoted to routine work. X.
A. Shaw of tills city delivered the ad'
dress of welcome, responded to by D,
J. Xclll, state organizer of Texas. The
afternoon session was devoted to re
ports of committees, etc.
The evening scuslon was taken up
chiefly in discussion of reports of com
nilttcc on the minimum price of
cotton. The cnmmltte reported In
favor of 11 cents as a basis for mid
dling cotton at Interior points. This
report wim based on statistics from
practically every county In the cotton
section and wno imnnlmously adopted
by the convention. This pledges pra&
tically 050,000 formers to hold their
cotton for tho price adopted.
Mot Springs, Ark., Sep. C The in
tor-stato executive committee of the
Southern Cotton asoclntlon will hold
its annual convention here bcglngglug
today and lasting several days. At
this meeting the associaton will name
the prlco for which it nolicvos cottoi
. should be marketed this season, mak
ing middling cotton as the basis. Th'
decision will be based o nth csupply
of cotton on hand, the world's demand
and the present outlook of tho growing
crop. Comprehensive reports form
tho southern states will bo presented
The committee members are: Ala
bama, Frank S. Moody, II. Y. Ilrooks
and T. C. Hanks; Arkansas, W. Y. Fos
ter and I). It. Love; Georgia, Hon. T,
U. Watson. K. T. Steed and W. L
Peck; Louisiana, F. V .Maxwell and
Paul Potts, Mississippi, S. .1. Wither
spoon, John McMarton and Walter
Clark; North Carolina, J. A. Drown
and J. II. Fairly; South Carolina, K. D.
Smith and William Samuel; Tenness
ee, W. O. Davis; Texas, C. II. Jenkins,
Or II. Pylc, J. II. Council, John Lathom
and F. U. Green; Oklahoma, L. It. Ir
vln; Indian Terrltou, G. W. York.
Missouri Freight Rate Casts,
St. Louis, Mo., oept. 7. The taking
of testimony in tho Missouri freight
rate cases will begin hero today. Tho
state's experts have for somo time
been gathering data on the question
of whether i..o Wabash, Burlington
and other roads can ndlioro to the
rates required by the law of l'JOj
and still make a profit. Theso reports
will bo analyzed by th3 conimhwion
at today's hearing.
Fight Wichita Mountain Wolves.
Anadnrko, I. T., Sept. 7. A war of
'extermination In helng waged against
tho wolves and other wild animals in
the Wichita Mountains forest pre
serves by Supervisor Motrlssey, pre
paratory to Introducing n herd of bur
falo which will bo sent hero this fall
ns a gift from tho Now York Zoo As
Hoclntlon. American Druggists Banquet.
In llnnnpolls., Iinl., Sept 7. A ban
quet In honor of tho delegates to the
convention of tho American Pharma
ceutical association will bo given by
the local druggists anil business men
this evening. The convention will close
Anarchist Editor In the West.
Pittsburg, Knn Sept I. V. Carml
Dlta, editor of Lu Questlone Soclnlo,
tho famous Paterson, X. J., anarchist
periodical, Is now lecturing among tho
Italians of tills district. II will prob
ably visit all tho labor centers of tho
Temperance i leld Day.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 7. Tho annu
al field day of the Xow England Tern
pcrnnce leaguo Is being celebrated at
Ijtko Ccmiounco.'Mnny prominent tern
peranco workers are present una will
Dedicate Louisville Synagogue.
t ldmoroito Special.
Louisville. Ky." Sept. ".The or
vlces incident to the dedication of the
tuw Adath Israel synagogue on Third
'avenue will begin thin evening and will
continue until Sunday evening. Rabbin
from nil over the country will take
part In the ceremonies, which will he
In charge of the Rev. Dr. II. lclow,
rabbi of the Adatli Israel congregation.
Home for Odd Fellows.
Hoswell, X. M., Sept. 7. The orcc
Hon of buildings for the Odd Fellows'
home tor widows, orphans and Indi
gent members of the order will begin
shortly and will bo pushed to com
pletion. Tho slto covers ton acres and
U located one mile from this city.
From Monte Ne.
Monte Xe, Ark., Sept. 7. Turner
Hubby of Waco, Texas, won the gold
medal In the fishing tournament that
closed here today.
A convention of doctors of tho south
west ascnibles hero next Tuesday and
the closing ball of the season will
come off that night with tho music by
Harr's Orchestra of Fayettovllle. tho
leading orchestra of the state.
Nebraska Methodist Conference.
Hastings, neb., Sept. 7. The
Stato Methodist conference opened
hero today with a largo attendance of
ministers and prominent laymen lll.'li
tp Cranston Is presiding at the meet
Shaw Leaves for Sou'h.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 7. Socre
tary Shaw left Washington today for
a speaking tour through the south
Ho will deliver addresses In many of
tho larger cities of Virginia, Xorth
Carolina, Tennesseo and Missouri.
Treasurer Addresses Bank Clerks.
Atlantic City, X. J., Sept. 7. C. II
Trent, United States treasurer, will
address the convention of the Amor
iian Institute of Hank Clerks this af
ernoon on tho subject of "The Merits
and Demerits of the National Uank
ng System." Tho annual banquet will
bo held this evening.
SECURES CONTRACT WITH SUP
ERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
Selvlde Business College Is Allowed
Fifty Chickasaw PudIis Greater
Portion of Epense Borne Out
Prof. G. P. Selvldgo, preshlont of
Solvldgo Business College, was in
Tishomingo yesterday, whore ho went
to meet Supt. John D. Benedict, sup
crlntcndent of schools for tho Indian
Territory, to mak0 nrrangeinents for
Chickasaw students to attend Selvldgg
Iluslness College. An agreement was
reached whereby tho tribal govern
ment will pay tho greater part of
tho oxponsos of fifty Chickasaw In
dians, leaving tho Indians to pay tho
balance, which will amount to $10 for
six months. A great many Indian stu
dents havo written to Prof Selvldgo
Bignlfying their doslro to attend his
school and as soon as they learn that
they can securo board, tuition and
books for a period of six months at
a cost of $10, they will begin enter
ing his school at once. Prof. Selvldgo
expects to havo tho ontiro number to
which he is entitled under this con
tract enter school within the net sixty
Adrift In Airship.
ty Associated Press.
Oconto, Wis., Sept. 7. After drift
ing holdlensly In an airship ho could
not control William Mattoray of Chi
cago, tho aeronaut w.io made tho as
cension from hero lasst night, dlsap
penrod from view, drifting out over
Today nothing was seen of him.
Matteray did not want to mako ascen
sion, saying tho machinory was out of
order, but Crown Insisted, and Mat
teray did so, to "mako good."
SOIL EXPERT WILL BE HERE TO
About Character of Surface of Coal
Lands and What Crops They W'll
Raise Best Gov. Johnston's
Message Also In Evidence.
South McAlester, 1. T.. Sept. 7. I'hc
clit'tnbor of commerce of this oHy Is
preparing statistics regarding tho Keg
legated coal and asphalt lands In pre
sent to tho committee from the L lilted
States senate which Is dii.j hi this
city Scptomber 115.
Tho people are going about tin. re
cei Hon In a perfectly non p.vtlran
manner. Committees will Us appoint
ed and the ablest men In the Choc
taw nation will set the matter iiefiio
the scnntoivt ns It appears to thrm.
Upon the proper settlement of this
question depends tho Immediate fu
ture of the coal belt and Its trvns.
Thousands of acres of the host land
In the Choctaw nation aro nov idle
because of the decision of tho deport
ment of the interior In the jun'tor of
the segregated coal lands.
I). H. Caldwell, a soil expert from
the department of agriculture, will L-o
with tho senators and wll glvo them
his advice about the charactf- of the
urfaco of the coal lands and what
crojm they will ralso best. Mr. Cold
well has been in the coal boll sinrfj
Juno 13, and Is conversant with tho
need;! of the farmers of th Choctaw
Another argument which tin- cham
ber rif conimorco will present will bo
the last annual message of Governor
Douglns II. Johnston or the Chickfuaw
nation. Governor Johnston adnicntf-K
the immediate salo of the coal lands
so tho Indians may apply tho money
received therefrom to the Improve
ment of their allotment and tho de
velopment of the country.
Governor Green II. McCnita'n of tho
Choctaw nation will also present a
memorial on that occasion on the qu'-s
tion which Is expected to ha.-e much
weight. Ho is of the same opinion
as Governor Johnston and has always
been a consistent advocate of th" ?."lc
or the segregated lands so that the
Choctaws might receive the Immediate
beneilt of the treasures which thoy
Panic in Public School,
iy Associated Prens.
Chicago, III., Sept. 7. Flic In a
public school building at Thirteenth
street and nine Island Avenue this
morning caused a panic among a thou
sand pupils. Several were hurt
slightly in a rush for exits. Teachers
would have been ablu to control the
pupils had not the parents of a num
ber of children ran through the
school building shouting "flro."
A Test Case.
In connection with the ordor Is-
sued somo time ago by Marshal I'ortor
v hereby certain beverages which wero
handled lu this district wer0 ordered
to bo shipped out of tho district an
their sale stopped, Hilly Wilson, was
nrfostod this morning. Tho charge
made against him Is that ho sold the
boveragos which aro said to be Intox
icating which wero forbidden by an
order Issuod by tho U. S. marshal's
ofllce. Wilson represents certain of
these beverages as local agent here.
Wilson readily gave himself up and
will niko a test cas0 out of It. It
Is said he will continue the sale oi
theM beverages. The caso has been
ret for Sopttmber 13 to bo tried be
fore I ho Commissioner.
Public Speaking Tonight.
W. S. Whittfnghlll of Enid. Okla..
ono of tho finest orators In the dem
ocratic party in the now state will ar
rive hero tits afternoou and deliver
an address tonight at tho United
States court house. Mr. Wlilttlnghlll
Is making a speech-making tour over
tho territory and everywhere ho has
UMiic tho pecplo havo expressed ap
preciation of nis speec.i. Tho ladles
aro especially Invited to be present
Just received, a car load or enrm.
gated Iron, all lengths. )
BIVEXS, COItHX fiFUENSLY.
ROAD WILL BE BUILT AT ONCE
OUT OF ARDfViORE.
Building Now From Oklahoma City to
Cornish Where Conner1 will
Be Made with the Mi. nore
Line Ardinore a Good Town.
ProinliH nt olllclals of tho Krbico In-
oludlng Vice President Nixon, Supt.
O. Haver of i.io Springfield division.
Supt. Sclieleyer of tho Ft. Smith divis
ion, M. M. uffley of the Ft. Smith dlvls
to .Mr. Nixon and others arrived In
the city today about noon and remain
ed bore lot about llfty minutes. The
party was met at the depot by Vice
President U hlttliigton of the Commer
cial club, Sidney Suggs and It. I.. San
ders, nccntary of the Coniincrcla
club. It was glvon out that the vi
of tho officials at this tlmo had no
special significance; that it wan mere
ly a tour of general Inspection.
It will bo leinembered that Mr.
Nixon, who was formerly vlco presi
dent and general manager of the Santa
Fe, wont with the Frisco In a similar
capaclt about two months ago and It
was his Initial visit to Ardmoro slnco
assuming his new position.
The committee from tho Commer
cial club wont over the soveral mat
ters with Mr. Nixon. Tho suggestion
was made that when tho Frisco had
completed its extension westward,
Ardmoro would make an excellent di
vision point. Mr. Nixon admitted to
tlu i (".porter that tho Frisco would ex
tend Us line to Waurlka In tho near
future. The road Is now building from
Oklahoniao City to Cornish where
connection Is to be made with tho
lino out of Ardmoro.
The olllclals were a unit in declar
ing .ydmoio to bo one oi tho best
commercial points on tho entire Frisco
line. Supt. O'Haver was frank In say
ing that Ardmoro would grow to be
one of the blij towns of the new stato.
He thlnliii that the city has a bright
future and sees nothing abend that
will prevent hor from expanding and
p-ogresslng. Tho people ho said seem
to be enterprising and befor0 coming
here ho had heard uch favorablo com
nei t concerning tho town.
ico President Xlxou was also ot
the opinion that Ardoro would con
tinue to grow and expand. Ho undo
Inquiry concerning tho oil and gas field
west of the city. It wus mainly duo
to Mr. Xlxon that the Santa Fo under
took to develop th0 area west of here,
whoro tho road has largo holdings.
Tho officials went to Madlll whero
they will tako the main lino to con
tlnue their Inspection tour. They woro
highly pleased with their brief trip
to Aiilmoro nnd promised to return lu
the near future.
GETS BUSY AND SEIZES A TRAIN
TAKING ALL MAIL.
Cuts Wires and Announces Ready to
Begin Offensive Against the Gov
ernment Cuban Shlo Loading
With Munitions of War.
Jty Associated Press.
Havana, Sept. 7. Pino Guorra, in
suifient leader In Pino del Itlo prov
luce, after seizing a tram bound for
Havana and taking tho mall sacks
containing correspondence froid San
Juan, cut the wlros anil announced
he was roady to oegln the offenstvo
against the government. The march
trward tho hills back of Itlo Seco be
gun yostcrday. 'io a correspondent
Guerr.-t said; I shall not attempt
to ' old towns or fortlgy a position In
the hills. I shad rontlnuo to movo
rapidly everywhere, ir American poo
plo had such govornmont as exists
thev wouit. not lot It remain In power
By Associated T'ress.
New Yorlt. Sept. 7. Cub'in Juti'ita 1
heaved to be fitting out two men nt
war to intorcept a Cuban ship now
here loading munitions of war.
Glue Factory Damaged.
By Associated Prtn.
St. Joseph, Mo.. Sept. 7. Flro today
damaged Swift's glue factory fSO.OUO,
SHAW'S CIRCULAR LETTER
Public Money in Bank Depositories to
b Used In Communities.
Hv Associated Preuji.
Washington, Sept. 7. Secy. Shaw
made public a circular letter dated
today on National Uank depositories
In which he miyss In effect that ho ex-
pectu public moneys In depository
banks to bt, used In coniniunitleH
whero It Is deposited and not loaned
through broker ami other hgents In
Now York for npeculatlo purposes,
the letter nays: "I am advised that
many hanks scattered throughout the
rounlry are Uanlng their surplus
funds through broker and other In
New York on call at high rates of
lliteient." lie continues, "If you have
more money than your community
can appropriately absorb please ro-
turn It to the treasury for i can bo
promptly placed where It will do much
good." This does not apply to banks
with large reserves regularly on do-
posit with city correspondenlH.
Perfect the Organization of the Club.
Tho joiing democrats of the city
met last night at tho city hall. Tho
purpose of th0 meeting was In perfect
the organization and got Into working
shape the forces of tho young men of
tho city. Tho club Is composed of
about sixty members all young dem
ocrats and quite a crowd of them were
out last night to attend (he second
meeting of the new organization.
The. president was In the chair and
stated the purpose of tho meeting. At
tho last meeting of the club commit
tees had been appointed to arrange,
by-laws and constitution, and also to
get now members for tho club. Both
these committees reported. Soveral
speeches wero made by vkiiting demo
crnts, who met with tho young men to
aid them lu their work. The club
will meet again next Wednesday night
Insurgents Blow up Bridges.
By Associated Pross.
liavann, Sept. 7. Two bridges on
the western railway between I'lnar
del Itlo ami Sail Luis wer0 blown up
by dynnnillo this morning. A force
of men wero sent to repair tho
bridges but wero driven back by live
TRUCE ORDERED AND HOSTIL
ITIES SUSPENDED IN CUBA.
President Palma Has Proposition to
Submit Recommends Holding MU
nlclpal Election Within Sixty
Days General Amnesty.
By Associated Press.
Havana, Sept. 7. A truco was order
ed last night and tho government coin
niauders wero directed to forego hos
lllltles till plans to end the rebellion
bo discussed with the Insurgent lead-
ei;i. Coincident with this notion by
President Palmn, committees of tho
veterans' association left for Plnar
del Itlo and outlying points to confor
with the rebel commanders.
It Is understood that the proposition
tc bo submitted for their consideration
Is ns follows:
That now miiulcplal olectlons bo
hold within sixty days and that a
special session of congress bo callod
to pass a now election law which shall
provide for a minority representation.
A general amnesty Is also among
tlit terms. This is said to meet the
views of tho rebel sympathizers In
tho towns, but It is feared that a moro
liberal offer will havo to be mado to
satisfy tho men now under arms. They
are especially bitter against Palma
and aro not yet ready to allow htm to
continue In otflco till the ond of his
A Cuban steamer having on hoard
General I)0 Castro and a number of
troops nrrived yesterday at Santiago,
whero ovorythlng is reported quiet.
Thn vessel thon sailed for .ManzanlUo.
Democratic n.il ly.
Provence, I. T., Sept. (. Tho demo
crats of Provence will hold a rally
tonight. Candidates for tho consti
tutional convention wi bo present
and much interest 13 being manifested
in the meeting.
MEXICAN AMBASSADOR THOMP
SON SENDS IN HIS REPORT.
Spanish Paper Published In St. Lou.s
Cause of Much Strife Only Troub
les so Far Are Merc Labor Riots.
Government Controls Situation.
By Associated Proas.
Washington, Sept. 7. Ambassador
Thompson In a report to tho state
department declares to bo falsi) tho
reports of blttor and antl-Ainorlctiu
feeling lu Mxlco, and crKniiUed revo
lution agaliibt iJlnx. llo renewed tho
request that lu compliance with Diaz'
wlhhos this government should tako
steps to suppress tho Moxlcan revo
lutionary Junta at St. Louis, which
publishes a Spanish paper culled "Uo
genoraelon." Ho says all tho troubled
that have already occurred aro noth
ing more than small labor riots. ' it
there should bo any local dlHtnrbunru.s
they will be handled rightly by tho
.Mexican government. Such a thing ns
a general uprising Is not to bo ser
IN RUolNESS SESSION.
Tho Volunteer Firemen Ask Pay for
Tho regulnr monthly mooting ot
the tiro department was held last
night at their quarters. The regular
business of tho meeting was trans
acted after which the delegates who
attended the Roanoke convention
wero called upon to make a report ot
what they saw and what beneilt tho
coi.ventlon was to tho firemen. A
slort report was made, but Chief
Slaughter stated that ho was prepar
ing a written report, which would bo
presented to the (uKtrtiucut won, mid
lu which ho would enumerate as fully
as possible what they saw uud hcaiH
at ..oanoke, which would bo of ben
efit to tho department.
A oommltteo from tho volunteer
and paid firemen of tho city have
waited upon the flro ccmniltteo of thu
city council with a request that tho vol
uuteer llrcineu who servo when there
Is a flro bo paid $2 for tho first hour
they fight flro or nny part of an hour,
and $1 for cacu succeeding hour. Thla
committee reported last night at thu
meeting of the llrcmcn that thoy had
been unablo to do anything in tf,
mailer of getting this amount allowed '
by tho council. 1..ero ura a number
of voluuteor firemen who havo been
been ottfindlng overy practice and
aro always on and when there Is a
lire to fight. None of these have ov
er received anything for inulr work,
and thoy feel thoy should havo uouic
thing for tiiolr trouble. Often thoy
havo to quit their business to attend
to a mo, and sometimes thoy ruin a
suit -f clothes. At a recent meeting
of the firemen this matter was taken
up and tho committee appointed.
Thoy made the request to th0 council,
but tho matter has not been acted
upon, it will probably be taken up
at tho meeting of tho council.
The volunteer flremon fool that they
deserve something for their work, and
have taken this means ot procuring
pay. Should tho voluuteor firemen
not horve, whlcn niey havo been very
faithful In doing., It would occasion
tho hiring of otnor paid flromen, and
be a greater oxpenso to tho city.
Tho coinmltteo which had tho matter
In hand lias been continued and will
mako other efforts to secure this
amount for tho volunteers.
Stensland in Transit.
By Associated Pn'ss.
Chicago, Kept. 7. A cablegram fn
day from Tangier h'r bunk wrtrlc-
er Stonslurid is IiuIuk wattht'd by as
sistant Slate's Attimipy Olmu uml
James Kt'llvy of the Chicago Tribuno
Mas tvrdvfd tiulny, sojlnsr "Stensland
turnrd uvtr to United utaW-a." It I
believed tli-y will start liotuu Immedi
Flremtn Injured at Fire.
St. IjouIs, Mo., Sopt. 7. Eleven fire
men were lujuied whilo fighting flro
In n groceiy storo today by an exploa
ou of gasoline. AsMstaut flro chief
Barry Is severely Injured.
Havo you a comer of books you
novor wo often? Suppose you put
thorn whero oyery day thoy will meet
tho glance of many seekers for book,.
over lu the public library.