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For PROMPT PRINTING IMIONK No. 1IVE Ardmorcitc Job Office V C. HUtHIS. MaiUKer. Ml'Kc'.IAt. ATTENTION l.IVKN TO Out-of-Town Print.nrj Ardmoreitc Job Oflicc V. c sriHH, lliniKPr VOLl'MH XIII A ROM OR K, I. T., TUESDAY KVKNINli, 0 ICC KM UVM II, 1 1)0(5. NUMIiKR 17(5 LOBBY STS THEIR ADSENCE IS CONSPICU OUS FROM HALLS OF CONGRESS. Honett Lobbyists Deserve all Credit. Oklahoma Congressmen Spoken of Stories In Brief Regard ing Territory People. Ardroornlto Special. Washington, Dec. 11. For the first time In n decade or moro the Indian Territory lobbyist Is conspicu ously nbsent from the halls of con gress. In the past It was no uncom mon thing to count territory lobby ists about tho city of Wnshlnijton by tho dozens. At times there were n many ns a, hundred nt the National capital both good and bad. There l. no doiiut In the minds of thinking men that the type of lobbyist sont to Washington worked to tho discredit of Indian Territory and actually blocked wholesome legislation of which tho territory stood In sore lieed. It Is equally true that somo of the bad laws passed by Congress affect ing tho territory was the work of churning liolltlclana and lobbyists and when Congress would refuse to enact certain legislation calculated to work to the best Interests of tho people of tho territory It would not do so for fear thoro was "a nigger In the woodpile" somewhere and rather than tako tho risk would sidetrack tho niensuro altogether. The honest lobbyists nnd thcro were no few of them deservo almost all tho credit for securing statehood for tho Territory. Anions theso may bo niontloncd Shoppard of South McAlester, Suggs nnd I.edbetter of Ardmore, Gullclc of Muskogee, Wll llnms of Durnnt nnd llobt. D Owens, One of tho first things that will bo dono by Oklahoma Congressmen In tho Sixtieth Congress will bo to In troduce n bill providing for the con struction of federal buildings In tho many largo rltles of tho new state. Fedornl buildings usually house tho post olllce, United States Court rooms nnd other fedora! offlces and of couro nro almost a prime necosslty. Undo Sam has long ago learned that It Is cheaper to own i. honso than to rent one, nnd consequently has em barked on n plan of erecting federal buildings wherovor tho press of pub lic business demands. There nre no loss than n dozen cities In Oklahoma that will probnbly nsk for federal buildings and who roilly need them; namely Oklahoma City, Outhrlo, Mus l;ogce, Ardmore, Smith McAlester, Shawnee. Inwtun, llobart, Anadarko, Durant, Wllburtnn nnd others. II. C. Adams, tho Delawaro Indian who spent tho summer In the Territo ry working for the rtepnbllcnn cause, has returned to his Washington home nnd lays the blame to tho 0. O. P. defeat to Hltclicocklsm ami carpet bag government. Ho Bnys tho Indians wore o disgusted with tho adminis tration that they olther voted tho Democratic ticket or not at all. Mr. Adams says there is no question but what tho Indian vote Is Itepubllcan and will ultimately be found recorded In tho Itepubllcan coiUmn heforo long. Ho supports this statement with a reference to how these Indians stool during the Civil War. nr Instnnco BOYD'S Beautiful DooKs Toys Dolls Calendars Xrnns Cards Bibles Fountain Pens Fancy Stationery Art Goods Boyd's BooK Store (In your aj to the Puatolllce OHR STMAS how the Cherokee raised three regl- I Intents of Infantry for I ho Union ciiiiRo and so forth. Mr. Adams expect lilt party to make n better showing at coming election when stato ticket ami con gtessmen are to be elected. K pleaae.t Mr. Adams to know that Indian Terri tory polled a larger volt) than Okla homa at the November election. Telegraph News In Drlef. Aldmorelte Sprclil. Dubois, I'enn., Dec. 11. Nearly 200 farmers are here to attend the annual meeting of tho state grange. Patrons of Husbandry, which open a four days' session hero today. Pleasant. Hill. Mo., Dec. 11. Tho Missouri State Poultry association's annnnl show opened hero today and will last through the week. The ex hibits are more extensive than ever before nnd tho attendance Is oxiiect ed to break all records. I.lttlo Hock, Ark., Dec. 11. Tho tri al of Will Clay, a negro, who con fessed to the murder of .Mrs. Char lotto I.eetliam last spring, wilt begin today In llerry county, where It was taken on n change of enuo. A speedy coxvlctlon Is expected. Ilaltlmr.re, Md., Dee 11. WIT. pro minent surgeons and physicians from all over the south and east In attend ance, the Southern Surgical aud Gjne cologlcal association opened Its an nual convention here today. Lectures and demonstrations will be given by many surgical authorities of national reputation. ltoston, Mass., Dec. 11. Tho annual conclave of tho ltoynl Arch MasoiiB' (irand Chapter of Massachusetts con vened hero today, with hundreds of Masons from nil over tho state In attendance. Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 11. Tho stato grango of tho Patrons of Hus bandry began Its annual session here this morning. Tho convention will last until Friday evening. Jackson, Tenn., Dec. 11. Farmers from all over Tcnnosseo aro hero to partlclpato In tho annual stato conven tion of tho Fanner'' Kducatlonnl and Co-Operatlvo Union of America, which opens n three days' session today. Tho union Is very strong In this state and tho reports of the offlrlals show that the membership Is constantly In creasing. Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 11. In responso to a coll Issued by Mayor J. M. Ay dolottee, of Shawnee, mayors, city nt torneya nnd representatives of com- merclal bodlos from noarly all of tho larger cities of tho now stuto nro gathered hero today to confer on co:v stltutlonat provisions for the govern ment of Oklahoma municipalities. The prosont municipal laws aro declared to bo antiquated and n now nnd moro perfect code will be formulated nnd brought to tho attention of tho const! ttitlonnl convention. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 11. A spec ial mayoralty olectlon Is In progress In Kansas City, Kan., today to select a successor to W. W. Hose, who was ousted from oiflco because of his al leged falluro to enforce tho prohibit, ory law. M. J. Pholan, the Democrat ic nominee, Is receiving tho support of ex mayor Koso and his numerous followors. Dr. George M. Gray who Is the candidate of tho Independent clt Izciib' movement, Is receiving a large vote. INSANE MINER RUNS AMUCK. Armed With Heavy .Revolvers, Dc mcnted Man Fires Fatal Shots, Jackson. O., Dec. 11. The most tragic event in the history of this city occurred this afternoon, when 131mer McNeal; a demented coal miner, armed with two big pistols, began shooting m a crowded trolley cnHoav- ing this city for .Wellston, Instantly killing Harry White, a young man employed at the D., T. and 1 car shops; mortally wounding J. 1). Van Attn, a piano agent of Newark. Ohio, nnd severely wounding J. 12. Klune son, suporlntelident of tho public schools of this city. Aftor somo half a dozen shots had been fired by the frenzied man he was thrown through tho car window. Reloading his pis tols, ho ngaln made his way uptown pursued by officers and cltlzeni, who shot him through the head, fatally wounding him. McNenl waB twice a patient nt tho Athens Insane asylum. but was not considered dangerous. OIL Mi NEW IMPETUS MID-CONTINENT FIELD NOW MORE ACTIVE THAN EVER. After a Long Depression the Indian Territory Oil Fields Take on New Life, Due to Pipe Lines Making Market for the Oil. Mounds, I. T., Dec. 10. There are now what appear to bo Infallible signs of u great oil boom all over the northern and western part of Indian Territory, embracing tho Cherokee and Creek nations, which comprlso the oil holt of the now' state and the most productive area of tho mid continent Held. There are two causes for this. First, It npiienrs that pipe lines to the gulf will make a market for tho oil; and, second, that the laws of tho now stato will bo made bo effective as to pro- vent the Standard Oil company from controlling tho oil output. Tho oil development In Indian Terri tory began three Tnrs ago. when It became possible for the Indian allot tees to make leases on their land. It is true that there had been a great ilenl of prospecting and some good wells had been brought In prior to that time, but this wnB largely pros liect work dating back for ten years, ami the actual production which gave tho territory field n place In tho pro- luclng sections of tho United States did not nssumo standing until about three years ago. Tho oil business reached Its height In the torrltory nearly a year ago, nnd then It was gradually choked down by over-production nnd Unfavorable rules and regulations by tho secretary of the Interior, so that during tho Last six months, thoro has been a period of dcprosslon'Uiat curtailed develop ment and shut off production to n marked degree. This was becauso tho Standard Oil company, tho onlyTlurchaser of crudo oil In tho Hold, refused to mako a price that would pay to prodtico oil except from tho best wells nnd under tho most fnvornhlo clrcumstuTfces. Oil that Is actually worth $1.10 per barrel has been silling from 51 cents down to S8 cents. It Is from this pefTod of depression that tho great field Is now recovering, nnd It Is likely to bo followed by a pe riod of unprecedented activity that will mako tho Hoaumont crazo fado Into forgetfulneiS: nnd will tnnko many new towns In tho oil belt nnd hun dreds of land nnd loaso holders will grow rich. H will mako vast sums of monoy flow freely Into tho now fluid. Swallowed by Quicksands. Doiitson. Texas. Dec. 10. At Duval crossing on Hod Hlvor n team nnd wagon vvbb lost In tho qulckcand Wed nesday. The mulo team got frighten ed and ran off of n bluff Into tho river. The wagn contained a man, his wife nnd n grown girl. They were injured and would not have oscaped with tholr lives but for timely aaslstanco. The team, wagon nnd contents was valued nt several hundred dollars. VAR ON RATTLESNAKES. Extermination Seems Certain Thous ands Killed on Texas Ranch. San Antonio, Tox., Dec. 10.A box containing 7,111' rattlesnakes rattles has been rccolvcd fn this city by a loenl saloonkeeper, who will make an exhibition on a background of lumber. Thoso rattles came from the T. A. Coleman ranch. In Dimmit county. It Is tho largest collection of rattles ever made at ono time. For two years tho men on the Coleman ranch have been killing all the rattlesnakes and saving tho rallies. The presont col lection Is the result of their efforts. Hattlesnakes are being rapidly ex terminated In Toxas, owing to tho In crease of population and tho conse quent Invasion of the htroughohls of the reptiles. For tho same reason the number of porsons'who are bitten by rattle snakes, Is constantly decreasing, and tho death list In this stato from snake bite Is very considerable. Among tho rattles received In the shipment mentioned aro several with moro than twenty rattles Most of them however, havo only nbout eight Kach rattle Is gNpixi-ed to represent a year In the II f of the suake. The ranchmen I,;1Im1 moat of the snakes with pistols It la a very easy matter to shoot Cu head off a rattle Miuke, for the reason that the reptile always strikes at the flash of the gun, ami the stroke la to swift aa to bring Its head within the course of the bul let, even If the Kin htvd'uot been accurate. Methodist Bishop Stricken, lly Associated Press. Now York, Dec .11. lUshop Me Culm of Philadelphia, of the Method ist Kpiscopal church, was stricken with apoplexy here today. If o was tak en to an hospital where It la aald his condition Is serious. French Church and State Affairs, lly Associated Prest. Paris, Dec. 11. After a meeting of tho cabinet. It was announced that on December H, Premier Clomenceau will ask parliament to suppress the pensions of clorgy, to liquidate public property of Catholics, and to distrib ute presh)turloB. seminaries, etc. It Is also stated tho government has decided to expel from France Mon slgnor Montagonlnl. secretary of the papal nuncio nt this place. VOLUNTARILY PAYS STATE AL LEGED SHORTAGE OF $9,380. Declares He Would Rather Have the Name of Delng Honest and Have the Confidence of His Friends Than Any Money. fly Awoclntcd Press. Topeka. Kan., Dec. 11. p. H. Grimes, ex-Btato treasurer, today vol untarily paid to the stato of Kansas tho sum of $9,3S0, for which amount nn Investigating committee . somu time ago Held his administration re sponsible. Tho alleged shortage resultod from n practice that had been tho rule In tho stato treasurer's olltco for many years before and alter Grimes as sumed tho olllco. Tho Investigation showed conclu sively that Grimes was net benefited in any way through this practice in his administration thoroforo in mak ing tho payment to tho stato now of tho amount, he does so at a personal loss to himself. Grimes' action closes tho caso that had become fninuuB. Grimes said today: "Any of tho apparent shortages were caused by tho prnctlcu of allow ing bond brokers to detach coupons from bonds sold to tho state. I havo letters from bond brokers stating that they legitimately received clippings of certain coupons for tho sale bonds to tho state, somo of which wore nev er charged against tho treiiBiner nor never wore In the, treasurer's office. I havo never had ono fienny from the stato that did not Inmost)- belong to me. I havo boon n victim of circum stances because of carelessness, mis takes ami unfaithfulness of others. would rather have the nnmo oi be ing lamest, and havo tho confidence oi my friends and the people than any nmount of monoy." After Grimes had paid the money today. Attorney General Coleman snld: "There will bo n general feel ing of sympathy on account of Grimes having to pay this amount. No one connected with the case would believe hut that Frank Grimes nas beon absolutely straight nnd hon est In nls administration ns to stuto treasury affairs." Hats! Hats! Mats! I T We are not selling all the mil- J J- llnery sold In Ardmore. Out -j- J we are telling hundreds net to ' a Ardmore people only. Ask the !;. swell dressers throughout the country who we are and what J we will do fer you. If In need of anything In mil- T, llnery, den't fcrget to call on X us. From this date you can buy the cheapest millinery ever sold -- In Ardmore. T : Leave your orders; we will J,. make "em to suit you." PARISIAN MILLINERY $ PARLOR V urm hut i u n n .-. . . .j..;. . . .j. . . . . .-. 5 . .;, . .j. .;. jf .j. j treasurer pots money m as SHIM SWEPT TERRIFIC GALE CAU8ES HEAVY FINANCIAL LOSS IN CITY. One Man Killed .od Many Others Hunt Ferryboats Are Tossed About by Angry Waves Car Service Is Demeralhted. Hv Associated Press. 8nn Francisco, Dec. in. A southeast gale Is sweeping along the coast at n registered velocity of forty-eight mites an hour today resulted In the death of one man In Sun Francisco and In tho severe Injury of several uthers. Shipping In tho harbor was damaged considerably and in all quarters of the city tottering walls nro hurled to the ground, blocking streets nnd Interrupting traffic. Ow ing to the danger from falling walls street ear service was entirely sus pended. John Kynohart, u laborer employed at the corner of Stockton and llroad way streets, was caught und.r n falling wall and killed. One of his companions Adrian Ksnnll, whs so so verely Injured that his life Is despair ed nf In every section of tho burned district ruins were toppled over. Two framo houses, one nt tho cor ner of Washington and I.oavenworth streets, the other near l,eavriiworth and llroadwny, were leveled by the gale. The Ilurnett school wnB badly unroofed nnd the roof of tho Ilernal school was torn "ft nd blown nwny. On tho lmy tho storm was terrific. Tho ferry boats proceeding with ex traordinary caution, were tossed nbout until scores of pnsscngers wore sick. Tho lower decks were nwash most of the time. Three hundred thousand dollars Is tho estimated loss of four of Han Francisco's largest firms by reason of the damage done by tho storm. This afternoon tho largo building at tho corner of Polk and Vannoss nv enuo gave In before tho fury of tho storm anil all the valuable merchan dise housed was ruined. The building was occupied by tho Mann Trunk company, tho Hahnc mnn Pharmacy company nnd tho Mel Jl Arc cornpuny. Tho loss through tho disaster Is said to be nbout $200,0110. Tho building occupied by tho Cali fornia Notion nnd Toy compnny at GOO Post street collapsed Just before noon and the larger portion of the stock was dostroyed. Tho underwrit ers saved what thoy could but the firm will suITor to tho extent of near ly 200.000. Tho walls of tho Poodlo Dog res taurant nt tho cornor of Mason nnd Kddy street, collapsed, destroying the temporary hall of Justice, In courso of construction on the site of thu oh! Tlvoll opera notisr. It will take day.i, perhaps weeks, to restore tho street enr system of this city. This will Ik mndo tho moro difficult becauso of the fact that In every Instance tho ovorhend trolley camo down with the buildings. Po licemen woro stationed at every wreck to warn the people against tho danger of live wlros. At Point Heyes. ami at Mare Isl and navy yard the wind reached a ve locity of sixty miles an hour and fenrs aro entertained for tho safety of shipping along the coast. KANSAS CATTLEMAN SHOT. Contents of Shot Gun In Face Result of Quarrel Over Cattle. Hy Associated Press. Gnrdon City, Kan., Dec. 11. Geo. A. Deal, n prominent cattleman was shot In tho face with a shotgun and serious ly wounded by Putnam Scott, anoth er cattleman, near Kmlnenco last night In a quarrel over oattte. Deal is In an hospital hero and may recover. Scott telephoned he would surrender. Scott Is sixty years old. Elections In Massachusetts, By Awociated Press. Doston, Dec. 11. Votora In nineteen Massachusetts titles today elected city olllclals for the new yoar. The li cense question was the paramount Is sue in most municipality. Expelled From France lly Associated Press. Paris, Dec. 11. Monslgnor Mon tagnlnl, secretary of Papal Nuncia ture hero since tho recall of the Nun cio, was arrested this afternoon upon nn order expelling htm from Prance. He will be conducted to th--frontier tonight. The residence o, Montagnlnl was searched by tho po llco. PXOMINBNT MAN AMR SITED, On Charge Bmbezcllng Funds ef Order of Mystle Shrine, lly Associated Press. Kansas City. Dec. 11. Harry H. Al len was arrested today, charged with embezzling 17,000 funds of tho record er of Ararat Temple, Ancient Order Nobles of tho Mystic Shrine. Allen, who Is know to Shrlner throughout the country. Is a prominent business man Arraigned In the Jus tice court, ho pleaded not guilty, and was released for further hearing. DANIEL RAUM IN TOILS. Executed raise Mortgages on Lands Involving $10,000. lly Associated Press. Peoria, Ills., Dec. 11. Daniel F. Haunt, n prominent lawyer, sou of Green ltaiiiu, ox-commlssioner of pen sions, surrendered today to the state's attorney, to answer tho charge of exe cuting false mortgages on certain laud Involving $10,000. Ho admitted his guilt Immediately on being placed In tho county Jail. Presidential Nominations. 11 Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 11. The follow ing nominations have been sent to the senate for confirmation: To bo commissioner of corporations, Herbert Knox Smith, Connecticut. Postmasters; Indian Territory, A. V.. Mnrtlu, Marietta; W. II. Harrison, Potenu. Oklahoma: G. Y. Walbrlght. nt Stroud. TEXAS MEDICINE MEN MEET. North Texas Medical Association In Fifty-Second Semi-Annual Session. Ardmorcitc Special. Dallas, Texas, Dec. 11. Tho fifty Bccond geml-nnuunl meeting of tho North Texas Medical association con vened this morning In tho Commer cial club rooms, with many physi cians from all over the northern part of tho Btato present. Tha visitors were welromod by Mayor Curtis P. Smith nnd Dr. A. W. Carnes, presi dent of '.ho Dallas Medical society. A public sohsIpii will bo hold this evening. Tho visiting physicians will ho tendered a smoker tomorrow ev ening, followed by n lecture by Dr. Film n 11. Turck of Chicago. A lengthy program of papers on med ical ami surgical subjects has ben nrranged for tho meeting, which will last through Thursday. Tho section on obstetrics nnd gynecology Is holding n session this afternoon. Life Sentence for Kohl, 3y Assocltted Press. Oklahoma City, Dec. 11. Claude Hay Kohl who shot and killed W. P. Dllvvorth, a hardware merchant of this city, was today sentenced to the penitentiary for llf. TOY CAPET SWEEPERS ARE But ve have lots of FURNITURE, CARPETS AND LACE CURTAIN left. Come in and looR them over and let us tell you of the easy pay ment plan by which you can buy them. R. A. JONES. EXPLODES A BOMB WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT LINES. Their Attorney During the Chicago Trial Ssld the Rate Law Passage Gave Forgiveness to All Con cerned In Rebates. Chicago. 111.. Dec. M Standard fill la out with the startling doctrine t!. ' the new railway rate law Is a g-n i al nmninty proclamation nnd tli.it when it was passed last June, Con gross extended forgtvenesa to all r. bate grantors and grantees who might have been found guilty u:nler the (dd interstate commerce net John S. Miller, general counsel for tho Standard Oil company, tho nt torney who Invented the Immunity bnth for the packers, made this con tention before Judgo Kenesnw M. l.andls In the United State Court today, pleading that tho ten Indict ments of C.12S counts bo therefore dismissed. The Government taken tomplet.-ly by surprise when this lsjinb was cx ploded within their lines, sought hastily to close up the breach nnd court ndjmirned for tho day, whll-v District Attorney Sims was In tho midst of his argument opposing this contcntioin of the wily forcos of oil. If Judgo l.andls holds that tho ground of Mr. Miller U well taken, tho immediate, eftMt will bo to knock tho props from under tho Govern ment's rnso nnlnst tho Standard Oil Company, brought by personal direc tion of President Hoosovolt. Tho moro remote, hut no less Important, effect will bo tho end of all govern mental prosecution of Standard Oil In tho half dozen mills already brought In as mtny federal courts, but nlso to give It a clean bill of health to nil corporations, railroad or otherwise, In" tho prospect of pros ecution for Illegal rebate granting or receiving under tho terms of tho 151 klns law. This view of tho situation was taken both by Mr. Miller nnd by Mr. Sims, after the adjournment of court this nfteinoon. "Immunity baths pnlo Into Insig nificance in comparison with tho stand taken by Mr. Millor this after noon," said District Attorney Sims, "Ills construction of the scope of tne legislation enacted by tho last Congress means nothing loss than Congressional pardon for nil crimes committed against the Interstate com merce act up to tho tlmo that tho now rnto law boenmo offectlvo." Electric Workers Walk Out. lly Assoclnted Press. Schenoctndy, Jf. Y.. Dec. 11. Flvo thousand men walked out of tho Gen eral Electric works this morning. GONE. oo