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mm&tttlt wmm VOLUME XIII ARDMOllB, I. T., TtMiSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 11)00. NUMBER 152 FOR M DIVOH wmm CE LAW SECOND DIVORCE CONGRESS CON VENES IN PHILADELPHIA. Delegates Present from Nearly Every State and Territory In the Union. New Causes for Divorce Are Presented. Ardmoroltc Special. Philadelphia, Poun., Nov. 13. With delegates from uoarly ovcry statn and territory In tho union In attondnnco, the second divorce congress convened In the Dellovue-Strntford today to take up tho work of securing a uniform dl vorco law. Tho visitors, Including imno of the most distinguished states- icn, jurists, physicians, clergymen. nd educators of the country, vere welcomed by Mayor Woavcr and Gov ornor Fonnybacker. Tho governor first suggested tho congress! to Presi dent Roosevelt about nine months ago nd hns since played a prominent part In tho agitation for uniformity In tho divorce laws of the different states. Thcro I3 nothing ladled In tho pro- rosed law which tho eminent lawyers nnd clergymen composing tho commit teo hnvo offered for tho cotifcliler.-tlon of tho delegates, and It Is likely that it will bo unanimously adopted. It will then bo the duty of each delegate to attempt to have the statute passed by tho legislature of Iila own Rtate. This will probably not bo difficult. slneo It was the governors of the va rlotm states who nppolntod the dele gates and their actions nro thus given official sanction. The most radical provision of the proposed law Is that all divorce canes must bo heard In open coutt, and that thj documents relating lo dtyorce suits must bo mattors of public rec ord. Secret "star chamber" sessions nro prohibited. It Is also recommend cd that a final decree of dlvorco per mlttlng tho remarriage of elthor par .y shall not bocomo operative until at least ono year from tho dace of tho trial of tho case. Such rules aro now effective In Illinois, California and Wisconsin. Professional dlvorco lawyers will have hard sledding when tho now law tmes lnt oeffect, as It provides a fine of $1,000 nnd Imprisonment for ono year for tho solicitation of dlvorco eases by advertisement, circular or otherwise. Tho following causes aro given ab warranting annulment of a marrlago ontract: Consanguinity, Impotoncy, fraud, force or coorclon, an existing former marrlago, insanity and Illegal ago. Tho grounds for absoluto dlvorco, s suggested by tho committee, nro as follows: Adultery, bigamy, conviction nnd pontenco for crlmo, followed by at least two years' continual Imprison ment, extromo cruelty, willful deser tion nnd habitual drunkonnoss for at least two years. Dlvorco from bed and board may bo granted for tho samo causos, with nn additional cause of Incurable Insan ity of tho husband. Tho bill further provides: "No ac tion for abBoluto dlvorco can bo com menced for any causo other tnan adul tory and bigamy unloss ono of tho parties has boon for tho two yoar proccdlng tho commencomont of tho action a rcsldont of tho etito. In casos of adultery and bigamy ono year shall bo sufficient to establish resi dence" It Is nlso roqulred that clerks of courts mako an annual roport to tho Hccrotary of tho state board of health giving a completo record of all dlvorco wilts fllod. """""Marriage Licenses Issued. 'The following marital bonds wore fi led In tho U. S. clerk's offlco today: Olarenco Light nnd Pearl Chlsholm. KIscr; Edwin IL Wilson, Doylo, nnd Loin Gantmon. Tussy; Luther Ship man and Llzzlo White, Elmore: J. M. Morrow nnd Mar Forakor, Davis; Al bert noswQll and Nelllo Miller, Wyn newood;S. II. nradbury and Jessie Eggleston, Mayesvlllo; Avery Scott and Posy Crouch, nyars. It la hotter ,t,o say, "This' one thing I do perfectly." than to say. 'TlU'se forty things I dabblo In." FIRE DEPARTMENT CARNIVAL. Commencing Nov. 26, for One Week Shows Will be Given. Tho Ardmoro Flro dopnrtmcnt has closed a contract with tho Danvlllo- Kasper Amusement company for a ono week stroet carnival. The carni val is to be glvon under tho auspices of the Ardmoro Flro department. Tho contract, which wns slgnod Mondny night by tho advanco agent of tho amusement company and Chief of the Flro Department I.. C. Slaughter, Is to the effect that tho amusement com pany Is to begin 'heir c.T-nlval on tho morning of tho 2Gth of November and conllnuo samo until tho 1st of Docom bor, Inclusive. They aro to provide three frco attractions dally, and to havn eight or more paid nttract'ons and a hand of muse. Tho fro depart mont Is lo furnish tho grounds foi he carnival and SCO lC-candlo powoi ilcctrlc lights. From tho proceed lorlvod from tho salo of tho standi the department Is to rccolvo 25 pet ;cnt. Thoy nlso haw a guarantee if $50 whether tho attraction Is a sue oss or a failure. Tho contract wni presented Mr. Slaughter Monday. H Immediately took up tho matter will tho mayor and council with tho resul that tho contract was closed and tin agreement signed by both partlo Monday night. Tho flro dopattmcnt has nlronib made arrangements for the grounds Thoy havo secured the spaco o' ground between C nnd D btrcet .outheast, which Is known as tho old baso ball grounds. This 1b an admlrn bio placo for tho carnival. Mr Slaughter ha3 also closed a contract with tho electric light pcoplo fo lights for the occasion. Chief Slaughter said tho department should make something llko $S0 out cf the week's entertainment, besides providing a week's pleasure foi tho town. MEETS DEATH . ON A BRIDGE MISS ANNA BELL STRUCK DY A FREIGHT TRAIN NEAR PLANO. Engineer Blew Whistle and Applied Brakes, But the Unfortunate Woman Stood Transfixed by Fright. Her Three Companions Escaped. Piano, Texas, Nov. 12 Miss Anna Hell, whito woman, 31 years old, mul with a horrible death at 7:10 this morning as tho result of an nttcmpt to cross Sprln" Crook bridge, ou tuo Houston and Texa3 Central, two miles south of Piano. Tralu No. 23, engine No. HOG. a local northbound freight, when within flvo telegraph poles of tho bridge, saw two women, ono wo man carrying a baby, and two men. whoso names aro Mart and Leo Lsntz, Ida Haywood and Anna noil, start across tho bridge going north. Tho onglneer. Dob Hnrdlwlck, sounded his whistle and applied tho nlruiukcs. .ill tho parties got across tho brldgo os- ccpt Mies Anna Uull, who boenmc so terrified when sho reached tho middlo lint sho throw up her hands with tho intention of Hogging tho trnin instead of running across tho bridge ns tho other throe partlos did and escaping unhurt. Tho cnglno did not run ovor five or six car lengths alter It struck" Miss Dell, knocking her off tho bridge. Sho was picked up by tho train crow and carried to a farmhouso near by, while tho cnglno was uncouploJ from the train and pulled out for Piano to sot tho company' physician. Miss Del! had bocn picking cotton rles about forty-flvo minutes. Her skull was crushed, ono arm broken and sho rocclved Injuries which proved fatal Miss Doll had boo nplcklng cotton In tho neighborhood whero sho met her death and hnd started to Piano to take tho 8:30 Central train to vllt a hrothcr who lives near Ada, I. T.. who was notified of his sister's death. Man7.an relloves Instantly tho pain saused by those blind, bleeding, Itch 'ng nnd protruding pllos. It Is put ip in cnilnpelblo tubes In such a way 'hat It can be appllod whom tho trou bio originates, thiiB stopping tho palD Immediately. Try ono bottlo nnd 11 you aro not relieved, your money will bo refunded. Try our froo offor. Sold by City Drug Store. CUBANS HAVE L SERIOU3 SPl.i- OCCURS IN THE LIBERAL PARTV. The Leader Mirul) Zayas Is Being too Friendly With the Americano jnd Secretly Exprcscing a Desire F'n vorlng the Annexation. Havana, Nov. 12. A serious split has occurred in tho liberal party due to tho belief of tho negrro elomont that th londor 'redo Zayas, is too friendly with the Americans to tho extent oven of bucrotly favoring an negation to tho United States. The leador of tho radical faction. Joe Miguel Gomoz, Is now a candl ditto for tits presidency and Is bellevod to havo tho support of many lilioiulc wit nformorly regarded Zayas ate tl.e only logical candidate of tho party iy virtues of his services In organiz ing tho "ipeent revolution and obtain ing tho support of tho Amorlcnn r-eaco commissioners. .lone Miguel Gomoz Is repotted to have tho support of Juan Gtialborto Jonipz, who U said to control the ,ar- ty in tho province of Santiago and Sagua de Gado who Is all powerful General Asbert, Pino Guorra and Colonel Julian Ilotancourt apparently aro undecided which faction they will join. Following tho manifestation Satur day night in honor of Delkado thoro followers of Zayas tonight held a big parade nnd mass meeting. The moot Ing was addressed by Znyns and other Ipaders. f.SCAPED CONVICT ARRESTED. Ac He Stepped From Train in Oklaho ma City Charged With Murder. Hy Associated Pross. Oklahoma City. Ok., Nov. 13. Al Ford, murderer, who escaped from Fort Lcavcnwoith military prison re cently. was arrested hero today as lie stepped from tho train. Ho was first located at Lawton by a deputy mar shal. After a running fight In which tho marshal's horse wns shot from undor him, tho convict escaped nnd boarded the train nt Elgin. Charged With Embezzlement. By Associated I'teas. Augustn, Gn., Nov. 13. B. H. Dorrs secretary and treasurer of tho Au gusta real estato and building associ ation, has boon indicted. Ho was charced with embezzling $100,000 from the nsKoelntlon. He is sixty years old and occupied a high position In busl- noss nnd church circles. BIRTH OF A HYMN. Hon "t '" Oi-IkIii if "In (tic Sirrct nml II y." X cong of national circulation. "In the Sweet Hy nnd I'.y." written by S. Fillmore Hcniictt of Elklmni. Wis., had Its birth In a country store. Mr. lieu uett told tho tory. which Is given ia "WMconsIn In Three Centuries," ns fol lows: It was about lime for eloping busi ness lu tho evening when J. I". Web ster, whoso molodlcs havo inado Wis consin ftimou. caino Into tho store, feeling somewhat depressed. I said to Webster. "What Is tho mut ter now?" He tvpllcd, "It 1 in mutter; It will be nil right by aud by." The idea of tho hymn eamo to mo like a flash of suushlue, nnd I replied: "The sweet by nnd by. Why would not that mnke a goad hymn?" "Mnyho It would ho wild Indlffcr- ently. I then turned to my desk ami penned the hymn as fast as I could write. I handed It to Mr. Webster. As he read It his eyes kindled and his wholo de meanor changed. Plopping to the desk, he began writing tho notes Instantly. In n few moments he requested Mr. Urighl to hand him his violin, aud ho played with llttlo hesitation the beau tiful melody from tho notes. A few moments later he had Jotted down the notes for the different parts nnd the chorus. I do .sot think it was more than thir ty minutes from the time I took my pencil to write tin words beforo tho hywn and tho notes had all boon com pleted nnd four of us wore slulug It exnetly ns it npjie.M-ed In the sSlsnct Ulng a few diys liter and in It h.is been nmg tho wjrl.l o.cr ever since. TAKEN UP Ono "blalff sow pig, : today that tho federal grand Jury will marked split In each ear. Owner (convene tomorrow nnd accord nn In apply J. M. Fllppo; 3H miles wet vesllgation into the shortage of .$C1, on Urock road. 33dlwl S00 In. tho St. Louis sub-treasury. IPRQGRA mkmm QUESTIONS TO DE PREOENTCC FOR CONSIDERATION. Reception Arranged For Thursday Night Meeting Are to De Held In the United States Court House In This City. Ardmoro will do herself proud, nm thereby do honor to the new state, when tho committee of United Stntos senators nrrlvo hero on the morning of Nov. 21. Chan. I). Cartor has gono tc Kansas City to meet tho honorod gon lemtn and let them know that Ard more Iirs n big weleomo In hand for otn wltUo In tills city, and nltw) to find out their wlfthca .11 tho prom Ires. Tho sessions of investigation will bo held la tho court room, nnd on Thursday night a reception will bo ten lered the guests In tue Elks clul -oomtt. ll wns tho intention to ban mot tho gontlcmen, but owing to the hart stay in tho state, and they not lcslrlng such, a reception will bo hold. Tho arrangements committee consist Ing of S. T. Illodsoo, Mayor It. W. lick and J. S. Million, mot last night nd final arrangements wero mado. The docket for tho hearing in tlilH "My Is as follows: A delegation or Mississippi Choc 'awa will nppear beforo tho commit eo and apply for lcavo to soil thcl lands in case any of them become 11011 residents. A delegation of full blood Indians will apply for leavo to havo tho old provisions of the Atoka agreement rel ative to the alienation of lands re stored. Jnilgo A. C. Cruco will attack the recorfts of tho citizenship court. A delegation of typlcnl mixed bloods will appear ami nsk for tho roniovn! of restrictions on mixed bloods ox ciuslvo of homesteads. A delegation consisting of Hon. Loo ('nice. Mr. Hatchet of Durant, and J. H. Mullen will ask that restrictions be removed on Inturmnrrled homcstcndH. S. T. nicdBoe, T. W. Hunt of Hard well and H. H. Brown will speak be foro tho comralttco on tho nntlonal re moval of restrictions. J. It. Thompson of Pauls Valley and 8. J. Homer of Caddo will spenk with reference to the leasing of Indian homesteads and tho salo of Inherited lands. A delegation of Chlcknsaw nnd Choc- ,taw froodmen will ask that restrictions , " removed on nil lands except tho I forty acres II. W. Dick will urge upon tho com mittee tho advlFnbillty of tho sale or tho 440,000 acres of segrogated coal Innds to tho state for nchool purposes. ..megauon 01 uiucKasaws hcailed by Governor Johnston will hold a two hours private conference with n.n mm. mltlo frlIin, nn.rB ,1(C0 (iml Kt j,nu, rallr0!U1S( nml Irom Hie personnel of tho senate commit- chlcaR0 to Now York over the Nick teo making tho visit of Investigation c, j,,nt0 nnc are C. 1). Clark of Wyoming. Chester A(;!l)nHt A. McGowen, agent at D. lyjng of Knnsas. F. B. Urandago of Ka0(,a(i clly for lho NlcIe, Plato fast Connecticut, Henry M. .ellor or Col- frclfiht ,lno ,or conBp,rlnB wlth Kres orodo, nnd W. J. Stono of Missouri. koy ,0 volalo tho lntor8tutc commerce with possibly W. A. Clark of Montana Joining tho party nt this point. Today they aro at Vlnlta. Charged with Father's Murder. Hz Associated Press. Spokane, Wash., Nov. U. Tho case of Sidney Sloane, who is charged with having murdored his father In order to obtain money for a "good tlmo." I was called for trial in tho district court today, Judge Hunoko presiding. Owing to tho pronilnenco given the crlmo It is oxpectod that difficulty will bo experienced In securing a Jury. The trlnl la expected to occupy sov- oral wcoks. Taft Goes to Texas. Hy Associated Press. Fort Sill, Okla., Nov. 13. Socrotnry Taft and party loft Fort Sill thlit morning In n special train for Fort Sam Houston, Toxab. Crand Jury to Investigate. II;.- Associated Press. St. Iritis, Mo., Nov. 13. It is stated A SUCCESSFUL TRIP. Organizer Bee Returns From Visit to Cities In State. Ham Heo hns returned from a trip to Pitrcell, Chlckasha nun other pnlntH In tho Territory nnd Oklnhoma City. Mr. Dec la nntlonal nrgnnlzur for tho Firemen's association. Hl visit to tho abovo mimed towtm Ih in regard to securing ttio entrance of flro teams In ti.o tournament to bo held In ;vrl- more In May, at wn.ch tlmo It Ih hoped ill tho flro companies In tho new state will be In attendance nnd compete for tho prizes to be given. Tho now state die association Is to meet In tliltt city it that tlmo and It Is expected a num ber of the principal towns of tho stnti will have tiro teams nnd wagons en ured In tho tournament. The depart merit In this city Is mnKing prepara tion 1 t entertain nil the flro compa ale who attend and tho tournament will bo tiitlto nn ovont. Mr. Deo stated tnat tho citizens ot Oklahoma City were to make exten give preparnt.oitH ftn- the entertain mont of tho National Firemen's nsso Intlon to meet thoro In Soptembor and nrraiigouiontH hnd been mado foi each company roprosonted to havo 11 .ponsor. Ho said an effort was to bo mado by tho Ardmoro tiro department to nnvo tho chief sponsor elected from Ardmoro. DEATH OF GENERAL SHAFTER. Succumbed to Pneumonia Monday Af ternoon Burial at San Francisco. Uakersllcld, Col., Nov. 12. Major General William It. Shaftor. V. 8. A.. retired, died at 12:15 p. m. today at tho ranch of Capt. V. II. McKittrick. his son-in-law, twenty miles Bouth ot this city, after nn Illness of soven t.nys, despite tho be t medical atten tkTi avaiiablo In California. INDICTMENTS RETURNED FOR VIOLATION OF INTERSTATE COMMERCE LAW. Freight Broker Charged With Con splracy In Securing Export Ship ments of Flour to Britain Cot. ton Seed Dealer, Also. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 13. Indict ments wero returned hero this morn lug by tho federal grand Jury as fol lows . Against Davis II. Krcskoy of K.insar City, ftclght broker, charged with conspiracy to violate tho interstate commerce law In securing concessions of export shlpmontH of flour, told by tho J. A. II. Howard Mill Compuii;' of Wichita, Kansas, to F. A. Itob erts R. Co., of Now York, for oxport to England nnd Scotlnnd, and which W(UJ Bi,ppcd frora Wichita to Kansas Cl... ov,,r thn M!BBOUr. PncHC. from (; n, . f-Mn,. nl-m n.n cm. ' . .. . .... ,cnK" " nn" w"B". " act, In grnntlng concessions on sliln- ! ments of flour destined from Wich ita to foreign port named. Against Henry S. Hartley of Kan ns City, dealer In cotton seed mcnl. charged with accepting commissions nnd rebates on shipments mado from Hoff, Indian Territory, to Tarklo, Mis souri, and Piano, Iowa, over tho St. Louis and San Frnnclsco railroads and Hurllngton. Service on all three men will bo had during tho day. WOULD DISMIS8 CASE. State of Kansas vs. United States for Possession of Territory Land6. Hy Associated Proas. Washington, Nov. 12. In tho su promo court of tho United States to day. Solicitor Genornl Hoyt filed a motion On bohnlf ot tho government to dismiss tho caso of tho state of Kansas vorsus tho United Stntes, for possession of Indlnn Territory lands, claimed to liavo Iieen granted the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway and which aro estimated to bo worth up wards of ten million dollars. Tho motion ia basvd on tho conten tion that tho state of Kansas has no substantial Interest in tho case. BRIGADE POST FORT SILL SECRETARY TAFT FAVORS RA18 ING RANK OF POST. Which He Declared to Be One of the Best Equipped and Organized In the Entire Country None Better In This Part of World. Lawton. Ok., Nov. 12. If thn nl of Sccrotnry of War Taft aro accept eil hy congress at tho adjourned bob- sion. Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will b. cronted n brigade army post. At th conclusion of n biiBy dny at tho fort reservation Secretnry Tnft oxprosse himself tonight nB groatly In favor of raising tho rank of tho station, which ho ohnrnctorlzod as ouo of thn i.n.i equipped In tho entiro country. Ton delegation of Lawton business men, army officers nnd reporters tb secretnry said: "When I do anything for Fort SIM It will bo lu a bunch. I want you me. pointing to tho morchantii to write your congressman, Dlrd S. McGulre. and toll hltn to look mo un thn nr.i tiling nftor ho comos to WasltlngtoM huh winter. Wo will g ovor tho Plans together nnd fix It up for con gress to net on." Needless to say the decision of th secretary was onthtiBlastlcailv rocoly. ed by tho small ntidlcnco. The secretary and his party wer accompanied hy n wholo squadron, lo cated at Fort Sill, and tho reglinonhtl hand to tho post headquarters, whor an Informal reception wns held. At ten o'clock tho party left for a "Junket" ovor tho reservation, visitlnr Medicine Lodge, the Dluo range ani other Important points. Th esccrotnry viewed tho locntion of tho proposed new post and warmly commended th selection of tho officers. Tho trip oc cupied threo hours, every minute of which wnB obviously enjoyed by tb secretary. It was half pnst two in tho after noon when tho representatives of tho several professions nrcsentod tLfi. selves formally to tho distinguish.! visitor. Secretnry Taft will lcavo at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning for Fort Sam Hous ton, Texas. "Tho next tlmo I visit Fort Sill." b declared In nn Intorvlow, "I hopo to And a now and better post. There la nono better In this part of tho world, as regards formation and nrea." Tho socretary who will rctura to Washington next week, wno Infoimei that fifty-two occtlons would bo added to the reservaton it Fort Sill was mado a brigade post. ATTEMPTED A88A88INATION. City Marshal CoHlns of Roff Fired Up on But Escapes Injury. Hoff, I. T., Nov. 13. Last night about 11 o'clock somo ono Sttcmptod to as sasslnnto City Marshal Oscar CollliJ). Mr. Collins was on West Main stroet and tho would-bo assassin stepped front behind a dark corner and fired n shotgun nt closo range, tearing tho entiro crown of tho marshal's hat nwny. So far no clew has been found that rotild load to an arrest. Missouri Bank Robbery. Dy Associated Press. Walker, Mo., Nov. 13. Threo rob bers hero, early today, escaped with tho contents of tho safe of the Dank of Wnlkor. Tho amount secured Is not known. It Is said by tho bank officials to bo small. Tho safo and front portion of Ovt building wero wrecked by tho explos ion of a heavy chargo of dynamite. Funston Takes Command. ny Associated Press. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 13. Drlgader General Funston today formally took command hero of tho Southwestern, division of tho army. Bank Wrecker Pleads Guilty. Dy ABsocIatod Press. Cleveland, O., Nov. 13. J. P. Zim merman, chnlrmnn of tho board of directors of tho failed Woostor Na tional bank today pleaded guilty to conspiring to wreck tho bank. Ho was sentenced to two. years In tho ponl tentary. and fined flO.000.