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CARL D. DAVIS Tailor-made Clothing Cleaning. Pressing, Repairing L dlrs'andGenti'Clothlnrj. All worK guaranteed. Next door lo Button feci. Telephone 230. We do nod, PRINT Ardmorcite Job Depart ment, V. C. Sufjfjs, Mc'r. S PHONE S AKDMOUK, I. T., FRIDAY KVKNINCi, JANTAKY I. 11)07. NUMBER VOLCME XIII steals GOV. HUGHES' INAUGURAL CREATES MUCH COMMENT lly Associated Press. Chicago, Jan. 4. A dispatch from Washington soys tile Inaugural mes sage of Oovemor Hughes of Now York seems to have stirred tlio repub lican lenders to an extraordinary de gree. In liotli blanches of congresn Ills name was constantly referred to yesterday, ntid the view expressed that If ho Justifies tho favomblo op lnlon created by his inaugural, ho must ba counted on In llgiirlng upon piimpect of tlio next presidential campaign. Jamestown. Va.. for the coming ev Itlon. Mr. Cruco Is cntliuslnnir- about the matter, and hoped very much that the territories would take an Interest equally as great as they did lit the World's fair at St. liuis. The towns that will bt represented are Ardmore, HI lleno, cnirKnsna. McAlcster, Sulphur, I.awton, IVrry, -Inld. Tulsa and Ada. Many other towns were asked to co-operate, but they seemed to lack the proper en terprising spirit. The meeting li taking place at the Chamber of Commerco rooms, and will clo tonight. Oklahoma City Times-Journal. TO EXEMPT HOMES OF SOUTHERN VETERANS FREE OF TAXATION. IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA State Also Will Pacs Child Labor Law. Removal of Convict Labor From Competition With Free Labor Is Asked. lug car service and alleged dlscrlm Inatlou against certain communities, firms and Individuals In favor of cor- IHirntlons alleged to be closely allied with tho railroads. Startling reveln tlung nre also expected to result from the commission's Investigation of land frauds In which railroad officials arc alleged to have been Involved Tho commission will also hold bearings in Texas and irasslbly In other southern states. 1'orbliiK of tho charges against the railroads of central states, not ably Ohio, Indiana and Il'lllnols, will begin noxt month. Ardmorolto Special. Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 1. A bill providing for tho oxemptlon from tax ation of tho property of nil Confeder ate veterans and their widows will bo presented to tho Alabama legislature by Hon. J. J. Arnold, a representative from Cainoun county, and tho pros pects of Its passage nro favorable. Tho proposed measure exempts tho homesteads, not exceeding In valuo $2,000 and In area 1C0 acres, nnd tho personal property to tho amount of $500, of all citizens of tho stato who served In tho. army or navy of tho wonfedernto states, and whu did not desert such service. Tho passage of nil adequate child labor law to tako tho placo of tho pres ent ono, which does not provldo a pen alty, will also bo strongly urged be fore tho state legislature by various civic, reform nnd labor bodies. Tho removal of convict labor from compo tlton with freo labor is alio asked by tho labor unions. An Immigration bill modeled nfter that of South Carolina has ben draft ed nnd tho combined Influcnco of all tho Industrial and commercial bodies of tbostato will bo brought to boar to secure Its passage. Mall Order Husband a Negro. Ardmorolto Special. Apploton, Wis., Jan. 4. Tho fully of securing a husband by tho mall order plan has been demonstrated ny Miss Lillian Dunkirk, of Milwaukee, who recently mado an appointment to meet a man with whom she had been corresponding for years at tho rail road station in this city. Upon his ar rival the piMspectlvo husband wna found to bo a negro. Miss Dunkirk fled screaming from tlio depot and later returned to her homo unmarried. BACHELORS CIRCLE BROKEN BY DEPARTURE OF TWO DERS FROM CITY. MEM TRIAL OF INDIAN AGENT. Former Agent Dentley on Trial .t Shawnee, Oklahoma. Ardmorolto Special. Shawnee, Oklu., Jan. 4. Kx-Indlan Agent Martin .1. llcntlcy, who with I.. C. Grimes and an Interprteer. Is charged with attempting to tako n party of Klckapoo Indians from their reservation to Mexico, will bo given n hearing beforo Commissioner Ash er tomorrow. Ilentley became fatuous when ho had n special United States attorney, who was Investigating alleg ed Klckapoo laud frauds, thrown Into a Mexican prison. Ho was formerly an Indian ngeut at this place. Evening Spent In Talking Over Days of "Auld Lang Syne" Doth With Strangers Will Make Their Homes. GUISED AS RODDERS ATTEMPT TO HOLD UP AND MURDER CATTLEMAN. AIDED WITH WHITE SHEETS Confesses Crime, lly Associated I'-ess. Salt Uke City, Jan , I. Hoy Swart- xer. tho young telegrapher who wa arrested charged with causing the wreck of nu Oregon Short Line twin at Peterson, Utah, In which Unglneer Mcl'reely was killed anil two other trainmen Injured, Is said by the iw llco to havo confoitsod that ho alono caused the wreck nnd wbb prompted to tho deed by n desire to see the long freight train plungo Into tho river below. Thrown Over Their Holds They Sud denly Appear Before C. Decker Out Be Proves Game Posse In Pursuit. Ijiwton, Ok.. Jan. 3. Two men, garbed as Indians their head cov ered with white sheets, attempted to hold tip and murder ('. Decker, n cat tleman of IndlBhoniu, early list night. Decker was on a enrllnK pcrchaslng expedition. He was riding through u patch of denso timber In Creek valley, when suddenly his horse was reined by a man standing beside a horse on which another man was mount- I Reform Nevada Mining Laws. I Ardmorelto Special. ' J"' wal """""" Carson City, Nov ..Inn . 4 A revth- 'lie men. assuming ine roie ui an m- lon of tho Nevada mining laws, which dlan. I f..io the Kan-in aliptrme court toilay I'll,' i a-.r nine, rns n mortgage of ""0 nn mule and land and was brought b the lloatmen's bank of 8t 1 Louis against I). ti. Frltzlen and W. II Wil.lvn of Ashland. Kan., and the question to be decided by the court li , whether illegal commissions on cat- i tie paper render void a mortgage based on that paper. The decision will l be of great Interest to cattlemen and commission men. Motions asking that certain tor tious or the attorney general's peti tions In the ouster suit against Mayor A. It. Klrkwond of IMtlsburg be strick en out are also set for argument be fore the supreme court ttnlay. The ouster suit was brought because of Mayor Klrkwood's alleged fatlute lo enforre the prohibitory law. Similar suits are pending against the exocu lives of all the larger cities where open saloons are allowed. lly Associated Press. Kansas City. Mo. Jan. I. Judge Phillip of the Untied States dlstilct court this morning denied the appli cation of attorneya for Mrs. Myers, for a writ of habeas corpus. This means that Mrs. Myers, who In , ...ninnni w In Jail at Liberty. Mo. undei mum nt STRANGER'S SUDDEN DEATH. Jim u...ert l Found In Dying Con dition at Claremore. Clnremore, I. T., Jan. 3. Jim Cal vert, aged about 60, whoso home was In Minneapolis, Kan., and as Indicated fiom correspondence fuund. leaven a widow and severnl children, was discovered 1.1 .1 dated condition, ha? Ing a black eye, but conscious, am", no apparent signs of seriousness, but Judge Phillips' Statement, lly Associated Press. Kansas City, Missouri, Jan Judge Phllllns. In denying tin today said: "As much as the f this court might desire to se Unfortunate woman saved from l! I. writ idge this the torrors of an execution, his ixiwors are limited by ostaiillaiiod law, un controlled by consideration of mer cy, a quality which, however gracious. under our constitutional system of government can bo exercised In this cam only by tho chief executive of tho Into." OESTKTIWE FLOODS P REM IN NDIANA AND NEW YORK STATES lly Associated Press. Torre Haute, Ind.. Jan. 4. Hoods nre reported from different parts of southwestern Indiana, along tho Wa bash and Whlto Htvers. At Taylorsvllle, seven hundred In habitants are moving out In Knox county, tho low lands nro under wa ter, nnd the river Is rising two Inches nn hour. I Knrmcra are fleeing with their fam- IllCB. lly Associated Press. Utlcn, N. Y., Jan. 4. Heavy rnlns in tho Mohawk valloy raised Mohawk river to a flood stage. Kxceodlngly high water prevails. Tho river Is still rising, two high bridges nt this city wcro carried away and all trains on tho New York Central nie delayed. lly Associated Press. Umlsvllle. Ky., Jan. I. Traffic on alt railroads In western Kentucky nnd on Mivoral lines In other parts of the state Is demoralized as tho result of heavy rains. Tho creeks nnd rivers In tho south cm nnd western parts of tho stato nro out of banks. Charged with Counterfeiting. Ardmorelto Special. New York, Jan. 4. Samuel Otorl and Samuel Doom wcro brought be foro United Stntes Commissioner Shields today for an examination un a chnrgo of counterfeiting. Tho men aro alleged to havo Issued bogus lOO-ve-sos notes of tho Republic of Colomlla. lloth declare their Innocence. PROBE HARRIMAN LINES. Interstate Commerce Commission Be gins Investigation. Ardmorelto Sneclul. New York, Jan. I. Tho Intorstnto commerco commission today began Its Investigation of tho Harrlmnn railway system. Subpoenas havo been Issued for tho appearance of K. H. Harrl man nnd others associated with him In tho conduct of Ibo roads, as woll as other men supposed to havo know! edge of tho Inner workings of tho system. Tho hearing will bo conttn' lied In Chicago next week. About tho middle of tho month tho commission will proceed westward to tho Pacific coast, whero Investigation's will be mado of numerous complaints regard At the "Ilachelors" Club" on North Washington street Inst night thoro was a smoker nnd general good-by meeting In progress. Two valued members of tho club took their leavo of Ardmoro probably for good last night. John Hammer recently resign ed from tho position ot office deputy at tho United States marshal's office, and Harvey Johnson, a real estato and land dealer of this city, both left last night for distant parts. Mr. Ham mer goes to Panama where ho has accepted a position with ar "lurshnl's force In South America. Mr. Johnson goes to Moxlco City whero ho will remain Indefinitely for his health. As a fitting send off tho bachelors wcro out In force and tho rooms of tho nont cottage was n pleasant scene last evening, In a meeting which was both sad nnd pleasant. llluo smoko wreaths ascended to the colling ns tho genial company ro-told tho stop lea and again went over tho many Ilttlo pleasant times tho club had on- Joyed among tbomsclves. Prtend drew nearer to friend In this tlmo of part ing and tho gathering was not brok en until tho Santa Fo southbound pas senger left, bearing tho departing members of tho club. Tho members of tho Ilachelors' Club havo been closely associated to gether for many months. Tho club Is composed of aomo of tho most promi nent young men of this city, banded together In n club for natural comfort. Tho departure of tho two charter membors of tho club will leavo a va cancy In tho ranks which It will bo hard to fill. ' Sill as at present constituted aro a fruit ful source of profit to men who ex pect to profit from tho labor of oth ers, Is tho principal subject beforo tho stuto legislature. Throughout the mining districts of the stato hundreds and thousands of claims aro held by persons and associations who simply erect discovery monuments and await tho result of tho work of lcgltlmato prospectors who hnvo filed on nearby claims. If pay dirt is found tno min ing grafters complete their locations, nnd otherwlso they nro nbnndoncd. It Is likely that tho proposed revision will require all boundary monuments to bo erected within ten days nfter location, and that tho location work bo performed within thirty Instead of inety days. It Is believed that such a law would effectually put tho location hog out of business, without being detrimental to tho Interests of honest prospectors, who aro loud In their demands for n reformed mining law. "You can't havo my horse," replied Decker, and began to dismount. Just then ono of tho men fired nt Decker but missed him nud Decker's borso began to run. Decker managed to retnln a hold on tho reins, hoM ono foot In' the stirrup and eventually gained tho Bnddlc. As ho rode bur rlodly Into tho darkness the men fired eight or ten times but nono of the bullets hit him. Sheriff Hammond nnd a posso of dentition from Indlnbomn, Cache, Chattanooga nnd other places nro on trail of tho robuers today. They are believed to bo robbers who know that Decker wa carrying money with hltn to buy cattle. somo tlmo dn.-ing tho night bo was discovered with convulsions and ho died In n few minutes. Ho was a. K. of P., nnd tho toca! lodge took chsua of tho body and returned It to hU former home. !' had been hero only about twciity-fo.tr hours. Shooting at Purdy. Ardmorelto Special. Arthur, I. T., Jan. 4. Information has been received bore that Tom Ma soner was shot and seriously wound ed at Purdy Christmas day by tho town marshal. Masonor Is said havo been trying to tako a prisoner from tho custody of tho officer when shot. PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS. C. Monds, Frisco Conductor, Buys A. F. Jones' Home on Quality Knob Mr. Jones Leaves For Arizona. THE COMMERCIAL FEDERATION. In -Lee Session at Oklahoma City Cruce In Attendance. This morning Lee Cruce, president of the Federated Commercial clubs of Oklahoma and Indian Territory, camo to this city from Guthrie, whero ho has been attending tho opening of tho constitutional convention. Ho nrrlved In tho city to attend tho meeting of tho Federated clubs, or a director of each, which Is to tako up tho projiosl tlon of sending a splendid exhibit to Mall Order House Fight. 3y Associated Press. Sioux Fulls, S. I). Jan. I. An ap plication of Montgomery Ward & Co., tho great Chicago mall order bouse, for an injunction to restrain tho South Dakota Retail Merchants and Hnrdwaro Dealenf association from maintaining n boycott against tho llrm enmo up for hearing In tho feder nl court hero today. Tho proceeding Is of general Interest, n tho result will go far toward determining tho fu ture steps In tho warfare between tho cataloguo houses and tho retail mer chants and Jobbers. For years. It Is alleged, tho mall order houses havo been cutting Into the retail trado to such an extent ns to drive many of tho merchants In small cities and towns out of business. At Its nnnunl meeting n year ago the South Dakota association of re tail merchants devised a boycott against catalogue houses and also against those wholesalers who sold to cataloguo houses. . AGGIE MYERS MUST PAY PENALTY FOR CRIME sentence of death for tho murder of her husband, and Frank Hotnmn who la In Jail lu re for complicity in thr crime, will lie executed January 10th unless Clovernor Folk intifn l- torne)H fur Mm. Men and I! 'trcan j will now appeal to the L-'Muwr tJ tin- ui titctn i' to li , Uu, IC' lly Associated Proai. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. Attroneys for Mrs. .Myers this afternoon sHittl hey would nppenl from Judge Phil lips' decision to tho United States supreme court. It Is expected that bis will delay the execution for ntnu months. JAPS SAIL FOR AMERICA FLEET OF WAR VESSELS EN ROUTE TO THIS COUNTRY. KATAOKA IS COMMANDING Trip Around World Abandoned and Vessels Will Visit Ports at Hono lulu and Pacific Coast of America. Madden & Co.' biggest dn's b'isl- nogs tu I'JOf,, was after tbey had 'wliooped things tip" for a month or two, on llurnltt's boards, of course. It didn't Just happen sj' .". Jt COAL THIEVES ARE CAPTURED DY UNITED STATES OFFICER AND LOCAL POLICE. Last Night In the Eastern Portion of the City Coal Thefts Have Deen Frequent This Winter In Local Railroad Yards. C. Monds, conductor on tho Aril tnorw .ranch of tho Frisco between hcio and Mndlll, closed a deal Thurs day afternoon with A. F. Jones for tho purchaso of Mr. Jones' roldenco on Quality Knob. Tho resldenco which Is situated In tho extreme southwest ern part of tho city, Is among the choleo resldenco lots of tho city. Mr. Jonos disposes of his homo with tlio Intention of leaving about the lClh of tho present month for Phoenlz, Arizona, whoro he will remain with his family Indefinitely. Mr. Jones has sold considerable property In Ardmoro recently, but still retains his business property on Main and other Btrcets. Mr. Jones stated when Ispoaklng of leaving, that ho disliked vcr much to leave Ardmoro, but his health de manded It nt present. Ho ban re tnlned a choice resldenco lot In West Ardmoro whero ho expects to build when ho returns to this city. Get After the Southern. Iiy Associated Press. Now York. Jan. I. Tho Intorstnt commerco commission today began tho Inquiry Into tho affaire ot tho Southern Pacific and Union Pacific, tho underlying purposes being to dis cover vvhethrr or not they nro natural competitors, or whether thero is nn agreement between them, that may bo construed iib In restrain of trado under tho Sherman anti-trust act. U. H. Hurrlman Is expected to bo tho most Important witness. Respite for Georgia Negro. Ardmorelto Special. Atlanta, (Ja., Jan. I. Will Johnson, under sentence to bo hanged today, has had bis execution Indefinitely de layed through tho granting of a super sedeas by Judgo Hnan. Johnson was convicted In tho suporlor court ot a criminal assault upon Mrs. Richard Membreo of Ilattlo Hill. Tho respite was granted becnuso of tho alleged discovery of now ovldonce. Marlborough's Reconciled. Dy Associated Tress. lndon, Jan. 4. A reconciliation hnB taken placo between tho Dtiko and DuchesB of Marlborough, tho re sult of King Edward's Influence as a peacemakor. IMPORTANT CASES FOR TRIAL. Famous Cattle Case Covering Mort gage for $32,000, on Today. Ardmorelto Special. Topeka, Kas., Jan. 4, On of tho nrost famous cattlo cubcs over tried In tho West Is set for argument be- Re-adjust Rates on Grain. Ardmorelto Special. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 4. Tho com mittee of frolght traffic representa tives pud grain dealers which recent ly held a meeting In St. Iiuis for tho puriioso of readjusting and equalizing grain rates will rosumo Its hearing today. Tho discrimination In rates which formerly gnvo ioulsvlllo nn ad vantago over grain gatewnys to tho Atlantlo coast will bo abolished. A man may bo ablo to foil alt tho women somo of tho tlmo, but thero aro somo women who can fool a man alt 6f tho tlmo. Ilert Simpson, colored, well known about town as "Oklahoma Slim" is resting In tho federal Jail on a chnrgo of stealing coal from Hock Island coal cars In the yards in this city. On tho chnrgo of receiving, It. W. Pitchford a white man nnd n second band deal er ot Caddo street, Is out on bond. Tho two men woro nrrcsted last night about 8 o'clock by Deputy Mar shal Havens niul Chief of Police Buck Onrret.t Pritchford was found at his placo of liiislnoss, wnlle tho negro was discovered at n house In tho ex tremo north part of tho city. Officers had to break Into tho house ns thero was no answer to their summons to open. When thoy did thoy found tho negro hldln.' under tho bed.. Tho nrrost of tlio two men grow out of continued disappearance ot coal from tho Frisco cam while In tho ynrds hero. Iloth federal authorities ami tho jhiIIco havo been working on tlio matter for moro than thrco mouths, but not until tho morning of January 2 wai. evidence procured which would wnrrant nn arrest. On that morning nt nn early hour tho negro wns seen to tako Prltchford's delivery wagon to tho car, fill it with coal and drlvo to a placo in town whero ho disposed ot It. Tho arrest was not mado then as tho officers wore aftor Information which would Implicate others togethor with tho ne gro. This Information they procured at a late hour yoatorday afternoon, and tho arrosts mado. Prltchford's arrest grow out of tho appearances that ho was receiving tho coal and assisting In disposing of It, whlto tho negro did tho stealing. It Is charged that Pritchford received a por cent of both tho coal and mon oy. It Is said tho negro mado a confes slon In which ho Implicated another defendant. Prltchford'a bond wns set at JD00 which ho mado, for appoaranco on tho 9th of the present month, for prellnv Inary hearing. Simpson is In Jail and wilt bo tried on. the samo dato. Ardmorelto Special. Yokvdiomn, Jan. 4. Final prepara tions nre being mndo today for tl J sailing of the trnl.ilng ship squadron, consisting ot tho protected cruisers Itsukusnlina, Matsushlma, and Hash! date for America. Tho fleet will bo In command of Hear Admiral Kataokn, one of tho Mikado's Hag officers who distinguished himself In tho war with Russia. Original plans contemplating a tour ot the world havo been aban doned and tho squadron will visit only American, ports. According to tho schodulo arranged by the naval department tho ships will loavo hero Uimorrow nnd nro expected to reach Honolulu on January 23. Af tor n brief Htop at tho Hawaiian capi tal tho squadron will proceed tc Sau Diego, Cal., and tlienco to San Fran cisco, where tho longest visit will bo mado. About February 2!l tho flett wilt gall for Tacoma and Seattle, reaching tho latter city March 4 for a stay xit thrco days. From Pugct Sound tho cruisers will go to Vancou ver, II. C, and will then loavo on tho return Journey to Yokohoma, via Hon-olulu. Admiral Katoako Is ono of tho old est jf tho officers of tho Imperial Jap anese navy, nnd won latno as com mander of tho blockading fleet at Port Arthur, as well as In tho war with China. Ho was In command of tho flag ship Mntsuslilma during tho famous battle of tho Yalu, tho engagement which first placed Japan amung tho great naval powers of tho world. Kach of tho threo cruisers to visit America are of 4,277 tons displace ment and havo a sped of 15.7 knots Tho Mntsuslilma was built In Franco In 1800 nnd has an armament of ono 12.5 Inch gun, twelvo 4.7 Inch guns, sixteen thrce-poundcrs and six ono poundcrs, as well us four torpedo tubes. Tho Hashldato and tho Itsukus- ilma aro sister ships, tho former built n 1891 nnd tho latter In 18S9. Tho nr. mamcnt of each consists of ono 12.5 Inch gun, eleven 4.7 Inch guns, flvo slx-poundors, cloven three-pounders. four torpedo tubes and six machine guns, Tho hulls of tho ships aro black. tho funnels black with whlto bands and tho upper vvoiks gray. Things whcu boautlfy an old worn an may detract from tho appoaranco of tho young gtrt, Consider Demurrage Problem. Chicago, Jan. 4. All tho leading lumber Interests of tho country ara represented 'ut the reciprocal demur rage convention, which convened hero today. An oxhnustlvo hearing on tho question of tho relations of tho lum bcrmon with tho railroads will bo held. A further consideration of tho problem In Its relation to tho plno manufacturers of tho Northwest will bo taken up at n mectlug to bo held In Minneapolis tho lat of tho mon'o. Dinner at White House. Washington, Jan. 4. President and Mrs. Roosevelt will gtvo a dinner at tho Whlto House this evening, whlc will bo followed by a muslcate. Per sonal friends of tfio president have been invited without regard to station or rank, as tho dinner w(tt bo an In formal affair.