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4r h .-ra VOLUME XI J 1 ARDMOUK, I. T., Til THSDAY 1CVKNIXO, Dl'X'KM VA (I, Nl'MBHR 172 WMF goal EATI REDUCED QUESTION OF SECURING EQUITA BLE RATE FOR CITY. The Commercial Club Is Making a Fight For a Reduced Rate on Shipments From Mines In the State to Ardmore. Tho question of securing nn oqult nblo and Just rato on coal from South MoAlester to Ardmoro Is receiving tho attention of tho. Commercial Club at this time. Some tlmo ago Socrotnry Sanders was Instructed to look Into tho mat-tea- and see what could bo dono to wards "wiring a rato tin coal from the mines to this city. Tho present rato In force la exorbitant, and Ard more Is being discriminated against by tho railroads, to such an extent that the rato In force at present Is so high that In case n new enterprise should desire to come hero to locate It would hardly do so on account of tho fuel question. Dallas, Texas, has a rate about the same as Ardmoro from South McAlos tor, and yet Dallas Is the longest haul- The matter was taken up with the coal mon by tno Commercial Club nnd nt first It was thought that the question of securing the rates could bo handled by tho Interstate Com incrco Commission on account of the fact that no state government exists In the territory nnd no commission of a local natirro to which complaint can bo made. Then In nB much as tho territory Is governed directly by tho national government the matter would come within tho Jurisdiction of that body. This view was not taken by tho coal dealers owing to tho fact that the shipment of coal from South McAlcster to Ardmoro was domestic, and that the Interstate Commerce Commission only had Jurisdiction or between stato shipments, Thus tho matter Btauds, and for tho present tno matter will bo taken up with tho railroads and tho Commercial Club will endeavor to get a reduction In this manner. However, If tho rail roads do not act at once In tho prem ises, It will bo but a short tlmo bo foro this section of tho country will havo a stato government nnd a rail road commission and then tho rallmad companies will bo gono after without gloves, and tho mnttcr pushed until Ardmore will at leant havo a ghost of a show for Inducing manufacturing enterprises to locate hero. JAPANESE FLEET COMING. On a Trip Around the World Some Points to Be Visited. Ardniorelto Special. Tvikln, Doc. (1. Tho Diet has appro prlatod 500,000 yens to pay tho ex pensed of tho journey around tho world to bo undertaken by a Japa nese squadron early next month. Tin Hoot will consist of one first elasb battleship and two armored cruisers of the llrst class, In command of Vice Admiral Slilcliho Kataoka, who was tho commander of the third squad ron of Admiral Togo's fleet nnd par ticipated In all tho principal engage lnonts of i ho Jap-Huselau wnr. The lln.. aton of tho squadron will bo made at Honolulu. At San Fran x Cisco a stay of ccnsldorablo length wlll bo made. Kro'm tho California metropolis tho squadron will proceed boruthwnrd, making brief stops nt Callao and Valparaiso. After sailing around Capo Horn tho Japaneso ves sels will stop at Dounos Ayros and IUo do Janerlo, andTheiico to Havnna and Now York. From tho American metropolis tho squadron will proceed to EngfTTnd and France, and thence homeward through the Suez cnnnl. ' iiiu uuru iu uu HUiecicu iur ihft trlii 'ITT" ,,T? 1it..a Tl. 41. I- 1 1.- used In tho wnr with Hussla nnd par ticipated In tho defeat of RoJestvcns ky by Togo. ' MEXICAN GOVERNMENT SUED. Farmers In California Valley File Claims For Damaoes. Ardmorolto Special. Mexico City Doc. C. Tclarirs "Jat tho Mexican government was trJIty "of gross negllgcneo In falling to In spect tho Intakes to tho canals from tho Colorado rlvor on Mexican soli farmers In tho Imperial valltj? Cal ifornia, whoso i ropertTes wero flood ed by tho Colorado river ns It swept on Its way to the Salton sea, hae filed claims ngntnst tho government nggrcgatlug a qtinrter million dollars. The oltlclnls havo referred tho matter to tho United States consul for In '"ligation and If fourhl valid they will be paid. The damage suit against tho, Moxl can g'ovprnmeut taken Into account only those land that wore actually washed away by the river. Some of the richest farms in the Imperial val ley tire said to have been completely destroyed by the tremendous Hood. Wedding In Gotham Smart Set. -rdmnrelto Special. New York, Dec. C MIu Lucille Bncon, a prominent young society wo man, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Huron, will today become tho bride of John Aspogrcn, of Sweden. The ceremony will bo performed In St. Bartholomew's church. Among the distinguished guests will bo I.ndy Gil bert Parker, nn aunt 6T the hi Ida. EGRQ MAKES GOOD ESCAPE TEXAS COWBOYS UNDERTOOK TO HANG HIM ON TRAIN. Negro Was Weanng a Knight of Pyth ias Pin to Which They Took Ex ceptions Were'Strlnrjing Him Up Third Time. iv Associated Press. Topeka, Kan., Dec. 5. Two Toxas cowboys tried to hang John K. Lewis, n negro, of Wichita, on a westbound Santa Fo passenger train between Lawrence and Topokn, early today. Throo times they placed a rope around Levls neck, but each tlmo ho got, looso and after tho third attempt ho jumped from the train and escap ed. Tho Toxans prevented other passen gers from Interfering by flourishing revolvers. Lewis wore n Knights of Pythias pin and the cowboys snld they did not llko to seo a negro "putting on airs." Thero wero no arrests. Heavy Damage Suits Filed. Ardniorelto Special. Topeka, ICnn., Dec. C $175,000 for a drunk that 'a pT"ico tho defend ants In two tinmngo suits filed by Topeka women may havo to pay. Tho defendants In the sultrt.TO tTie suits tho Vnl Dlatz Hrcwlng compnny, tho Schlltz Brewing company and thoir local agents. Tho plaintiffs nro Mrs. O. M. Smith, Mrs. Thomas Illalr nnd their children. On Mnrch 2 last Smith fatally stab bed Illalr In a local joint. Doth men wero drunk. Illalr died and Smith is now serving n term In tho stnto pris on. The wives and minor children ot tho men, deprived of support, seek to reTover flrunagos aggregating tho amount mentioned from tho corpora tions nnd Individuals responsible for tho snlo of tho liquor, which was sold contrary to law. Tho cnsi-w7il prob ably como up for a honring nt tho next torm of tho court, nnd a favor ablo vordlct Is expected by tho wo men. White Rapist to Hang. Ardniorelto Special. Alexandria, La., Dec. C. Thomas Brady a white man will bo hanged hero tomorrow for criminally assault Ing Mis Lauro. Warron. n. young woman, nt LoCompto. Urady was tried throo days nftor tho commission of tho crime bi-t the Jury disagreed. Another trial a fow days lator reyuulv ed In a verdict of gul'ty nil'' (ho sen tonno of death. Woman Editor Charged With Libel, mimorelto Special. Colorado Springs, (' il Dec. 5 Miss Lisle HnrrlH, editur iiml publish er of tho Mnnltou Jounrnal, Is tho do iHiiiant I' mlt for t :! lr.nl HhW brought by O. F. Hltcheoi.l;. president of the Manltou Unthlng unap my. 'I bo young woman, who Is very popuhtr In local socloty and Is ono of tho bot known young business woman of tho West, Is charged with having wrlttou and published nn editorial rellctlug on tho Integrity ot the bathhouso man. Minnehaha Club Entertained. R. A. Fox entertained the Minneha ha and K. V. Wing of Lewlston, Ida ho, with ft slug party, at his residence 22S U str?et northwest. An onjoyaulo tlmo was had by idso present. IT1LL FIfiHTS ILBERSON PRESIDENT AGAIN NOMINATES POSTMASTER AT DALLAS. The Ro-Nominatlon of David A Rob inson Indicates Purpose of Presi dent to Override Senator Cul berson in the Matter, AVashlngtoii. Dec. 5. The rMiomlna tlon by tho piosldont of David A. I Robinson to bo Ktmnster at Dallas Indicates tho purpose of the presi dent to override Senator Culberson In the matter If possible. It Is the usual courtesy to allow senators to name the postmasters in their homo towns, oven Democratic senators belntj permitted to dictate such appointments, provided their se lections bo Republican. When Post master O'Lonry of Dallns died In 1901, the commercial botlles of D.illas joined Senator Culberson In ludoislug C. C. MIddlcton. Cecil Lon, Sloan Simpson nnd other Republican lenders opposed MIddlcton nnd urged Koblnson. who the president approved. Senator Cul berson, who Is a member of the com mittee on postmnsters and postolllcos, and railroads, succeeded In preventing Robinson's confirmation on two oc casions though he has held tho oillco by virtue of successive appointments mndo in recess. Tho objection of the Republican leaders to MIddlcton was that ho Is not nn active party man, while Robin on measures up to tho standard of political activity expected of Repub lican postmasters. I: 4. I i t Everybody Invited FROM THIS DATE THE Royal Roller Rinh Will not charge an admission fee to their rink. Skates per session 25c as usual. On Friday night, December 7, only, any lady may skate free, when accompanied by a 25c skate ticket. Gome and enjoy the music. Royal Roller Rink t X PIANOS Until Next MONDAY NIGHT The power of Price Called to Aid in a Much Needed belief at LUKE'S MUSIC STORE Pianos are Certainly Selling at LUKE'S. Its tho prices that uiv making them bin I walnut case (the case Is slightly move. Anyone who really needs a pi- damaged) the piano Is Just as good nno, can not afford to pass this salo as new. Wo offer It for $210.00. up, and you will novor nijnln have nn which Is $50,000 Iosh than tho exact opportunity of gotling ns good plnuo cohI of this piano, but our claims for as wo are offering at tho same price, damngos from tho railroad company, As long ns we are In the muIc biul- will let us out oven on this. This Is nesB wo never wxpect to soli pianos nt a vory great bargain, surely this Is a such ridiculously low prices again, good chance to got a piano, but wo must close them out by next Wo will deliver any of the plains Monday night, ns wo havo made prop- to bo found hero with a flno plnno nratlons to begin work on our walls stool and a flno uTTii or plush senrf, to and other parts of our building by your homo trpon payment of a small that time. However at the rate thoy doposlt and you can havo the piano , nro selling wo think thoy will nil bo learning to pay whllo you havo pay sold by that tlmo. IT you will Just llio balanco In small monthly Install take tho tlmo to stop Into our store, meats. and look at tho condition of thlngB WhatTdo you think of this? Up bore, and seo how badly tho builders right piano, largo slzo, longest havo our store torn up, nnd tho dirt length of strings Inrgest sounding ffnd dust wo aro having to put up board, best action, of tho vory Intost with you will not bo surprised that wo and choicest stylos and finest pianos want to get thoso beautiful Instru- made, fully warranted for 10 years by ments out of It. For If wo keep them ono of tho lnrgtBt and oldest piano hero after next week thoy will most makers In America and tho prlco cortnlnly bo ruined. SO OUT THKV $235..00. Don't delay another mo GO AT COST. Look nt tho Smith & ment, como tomorrow and Investl Barnes nt tTSS.Otf which Is the exact gato the sale, tho low prices and easy cost of this pWoo. r tho "Hamilton" terms wo offer. Remember tho snlo at $200.00. Wo havo ono now largest closes next Monday night nt 10. slzo KINGSBURY piano in beautiful Open every evening 'till then. Established 1895 ARCUE TI3E CONTEST CA: CONVENTION DEVOTED MOST Or THE DAY TO HEARING MATTf.R. Then Adopted the Majority Report That the Convention Had Juris diction to Determine Sueh Mat tersVote Stood 78 to 20. tluthrle, Okla., Doc 5. The oonvrn lion listened most of tho da to tlf arguments In tho case from tho Was oikt district, and then adopted Hi" majority report, signifying tho con vention had Jurisdiction In detorinu Ing such matters. The volo was "S to 20. Immediately Mr. KornoKuy, Mr. Langley and Mr. Houston, who com posed the minority, tendered lioir roslgnatloiM u commlMooiiii n, whloli the convention accepted. The minority position was fully let out yesterday nnd this morning by Mr. Kovnoqay that Uie courts aiano had jurlsd-cilc:.. Mr. Ledbettor of rdmn-o suslnln cd tho position of the majority today In thnt had tho courts alone power, the convention nuj'it bo I'opt from convening by Innumerable cou'o.-M from dofented c.iiiiltdatci. Tin vo'e shows the quest! in nave I'licsrsscd no political phmc. but oii r,f the cop ventlon's Inherent power. Tho contest will now go before tho cnnimltlo! on Its merits. This may Involve a tourney to the polling places and tak ing testimony, or tho committee when receiving Its new members may concludo the evidence 'bore sufilclent. Mr. Harris, the Republican niepiber, Is In possession of his certificates and participates In tho convention's t LUKE ARDMORE, . T. d.'ll lu-i lit Ions. I It will require 1175,000 additional ni(ni to carry on the convntlon and pay Tor the first statu flection, according to n rent submitted by Mr. Asp ot the committee to arrive at tho amount. While this report was not laid before tho convention for action, It show the first election to havo coat approximately $77,000; tho probable expense of the convention tJ be $127.ooo nnd tho first state flection at which the constitution is to be ratiriea Iso.otio. The report estimates tho printing alone will reach ?4(),000 and i il er ex penses necessary will bring the total cost ot the statehood period up to between $25D,onu and J27.'i.,,,:i In this connection Sec :ti-v 111 son naked Washington for .tu'hoiliy to furnish tho l!oea-ei mcWi en velopes for otllclnl business and to day was Informed the frank privilege was not contemplated, hence members will have to bear postage expense Individually or ask the department for a contingent fund when the re port Is acted upon tomorrow. As tho congressional appropriation Is near ly $175,000 short of what will bo nec essary the convention will Instruct the committee to go after tho money. President Murray mid Mr. Sntor, Re publican, submitted propositions ror the constitution, looking to the solec- I tion of United Status senators by a direct vote of tho people. In each I case It Is mandatory upon tho legls I laturo to elect such candidates wh) , receive tho highest vote nt tho polls. 1 Mr. .Murray's provisions directs that jany member of tho legislature who refuses to vote liU instructions shall j bo removed from oillco by the gov- oi inn , Tho convention received another batch or petitions against the men tion of any religious matter in the constitution which might bo con strued lator as a basis of legislation. The signatures today Include about 1,000 names. President Roosevelt, Henry Wattor son nnd thoT'cderal Judges of tho Indian Territory, who were Invited ti nddrcss the convention, hnvo sent their regrets. Petitions wore received for uniform prohibition, that a county bo created In tho Cherokee nntlou to bo known ns "Murray Ctninty," and to allow tho South Canadian river to be a county dividing line, as at certain seasons tho stream cannot be crossed. Miss Knto Barnard of Oklahoma City addressed the convention on child Inlrtir, compulsory- 'oTTucntlou the eight hour law and general legis lation for tho miners. Under' iTTo cnll for constitutional propositions thoso were received: By Mr. Haskell: Rolatlng ta dis tinctions between tho races, that no groos sTinll lie known to tho thlid degreo (Texas). By Mr. McClalu: Creating Insur mice commissioner to bo appointed by tho governor. By Mr. Murray: Providing for se lection of United States sonatora by tho people. By Mr. Asp: Crontlng rallmad and warohouso commission of three mem-' bora. By Mr. Bnkor: Prohibiting cltlos ir stnto from voting money to iiny Individual or corporation. By Mr. Btichnnnu (by roquost): Creating Stnto Superintendent ol Weights and Measures. By-JIr. Harned: Against niton own ership of laud. By. Mr. Carney: Providing for In horltanco tnx. (Montnnn). By Mr. Hills: No stnto official shall receive n railroad pass. By Mr. Dalton: Pardon of criminals nnd requisitions for criminals to and from stato. By Mr. Hays: IJabllltlos of com mon carilors. (Federal laws). By Mr. Henshnw: Two proiAisttlons Rights of corporations In owner ship of real estato; train sorvico at nil lncorArnted towns. By Mr. I.enhy: Two proposition" Crontlng county of Osago. with Pnwhuskn as county seat: providing for election of nontenant Govornor with other officers. ny Mr. Sater: Two propositions Recall for legislative and county of ficials; providing method of electing United 'Stales senntors by direct voto of tho people (Orcffon.) Bv Mr. Woavor: That tho term "whlto peonlo" shall Includo all In dlniiR of full blood nnd thoso amal gamated with Caucasians. By Mr. Williams of Ilurant: Makln? It n condition of corporation -chnrtprs thnt all differences shall ho arbitrated or forfeit same. ARE BUYING VICIOUS CIRCULARS SCATTERED AMONG BAD NEGROES. Calling Them to Arms Uneasiness Is Felt Oy Officials at Muskogoe Because of Numerous Pur chases of Weapons. MiwUcgee. I. T. Dec. B. The Unit ed states marshal and the commis sioner nere aro considerably perturb ed on account of a vicious circular that Is being circulated among the negtKH of tho Arkansas river val ley, calling them to arms to prevent destruction by the whites from Ar liansan and Texas. This circular pur ports to havo como from tho editor of a negro pnper published at Tope lu, Kas. It was Issued Itntnodlatcly after the flection In tho now state. It states that tho people from Ar kansas and Toxas who havo come to Indian Territory uro going to reduce the condition of the negro to some thine worse than slavery and that they must buy arms and ammunition anil prepare to resist with their lives. Deputy marshals who rldo tho sec tion mention havo picked up sonio ot these circulars among tno negroes, and thoy have also been tipped olf that tl'.o negroes are buying more am munition and guns than thoy aro in the hnblt of buying. Theso things nro causing some un easiness because the olllcors well know that some of the worst negroes In the country live In that section and thoy nro nlrald that they will start n riot nnd bloodshed will ensue. CALL FOR CONVENTION. Mayor of Shawnee Issues Call for a Conference. Secretary If. U Sanders of tho Ardmoro CommoTcfal Club Is in re ceipt of tho following call for a con vention of tho mayors of tho cities, commercial bodlcB. city nttornoys the cities of tho new stnto to bet lioltl In Guthrio Dec. 11 for the purposo of discussing tho solution of tho prob loins of municipal advancement and havo suitable c.TmTirnitlonnl provi sions mndo for tho ndWmcomont ot tho cities In tho now? fitalc. Tho call Is Issued by tho mayor of Shawneo nnd signed by tho president of tho chamber or cominorco nnd secretary of tho chamber of cominorco of that city. . ; " 1: rj "Realizing that tho correct solution of tho many problems connected with modern municipal government Is ot vital Interest to tho citizens of Okla homa generally and especially to thoso who havo tholr resldonco nud business Intorests In tho cltlos of this state, wo deem It advisablo and necessary Clint a conforonco or rojiro r.cntntlvos from a number pt tho lar gor cltloa bo called for the considera tion of constitutional provisions for tiio govoriimont of cltlos of Oklaho ma. "Wo bollovo that If municipal gov ernment Is to grow nnd develop with population nnd coinroio tho con stitutional provisions o.'-.ould bo broad and comprehensive. Tho members of tho constitutional convention doubt loss fully approclnte tho Importnnco of stnrting right In organizing tho mu nicipalities of tho itato and will glvo It that caroful consideration to which It Is due, yofjolng doslrous of obtain ing tho vlows of thoso directly nffect od as woll IVs thoso who havo had oxporlonco In tho administration ot tho municipal law thoy will bo glad to recolvo sugostlons from bucIi rep resentatives of tlTo cltlod to bo affect ed. 'Knowing tho roadlnoss with which various cities or tho state Join In any movemont for tholr mutual advance othor roprosentnflvos from coinmer ment, wo hnvo taken tho liberty ot calling n conforonco of tho mnvors o cltlos, city nttornoys, nnd officers of clal clubs or other commercial hodtes to convene nt Guthrio, own., on Tues day, Dec. 11th, at 10 o'clock a. ta, to tnko such action and mako such roc ommondntlons as shnll by thorn bo deemed advisablo. J. M. AYDEI.OTTE. Mayor of Shawnee. GEO. II. KERFOOT, Presldont Chamber of Commprco, Shawnee. SIDNEY J. RAY. Secretary Chamber or Uommorco, Shawnee.