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; ; Far Picaics aad tarbecvei Solomoa'i Very Best Bread J la Aay Quanity. ? 4.mm THE ARDMOREITE t JOB ROOM FOR J GOOD PRINTING I 1 VOLUME XIV AKDMOKE, I. TM MONDAY EVENING AUGUST 19, ml. NUMBER 74 mam The State OF OKLAHOMA Our 270 Diffcreol Courses Stvtn Distinct Schools SUHOOL OF APPLIED bOIENUK including Civil. Electrical nml Mechanical Engineering. COLLKdK OK ARTS AND SCIENCES. SCHOOL OK KINK AUTS, offering full courses In Vo cnlntul Instrumental Music SCHOOL OK MINKS. SCHOOL OK MEDICINE. SCHOOL OK PHARMACY PREPARATORY SCHOOL fur those who huvonot hud the advnntngo of a good 1 1 1 C 1 1 1 SCHOOL Faculty of 42 CONFEDERATE VETERANS ENCAMPMENT OF TWIN-TERRI-TORIES MEET AT McALEST ER TO AMALGAMATE. Ardmorolto Special. McAlestor. 1. T., Aug. 19. Confeder ate veterans of Oklahoma and Indian Territory are swarming Into McAles ter today by the hundreds to take part In the Joint reunion at which the two departments will be amalgamat ed. Appearances indicate that this encampment, marking the union of the territorial divisions In advance of Im pending statehood, will be one of the largest gatherings of the wearers of tin' gray ever held In tlu Southwest. The Daughters of the Confederacy of the two territories held their annual reunion today, and the two chapters will be merged Into one organization covering the new state of Oklahoma. Every effort has been made by the local camps and commercial bodies to fittingly entertain the veterans during their stay of three days. QUANTRELL S DEATH STORY IS CONFIRMED DY SEVER AL WHO SAW GUERILLA CHIEF FALL. Donlson, Tex., Aug. 18. "Quantrell was killed by my first cousin. Cap tain Edwin Terrell of an Independent band m federal scouts," remnrked Dick Terrell the veteran mall agent today. Quantrell and his small command met Terrell's scouts on tho pike near Illoomfleld, Nelson county, Kentucky, Captain Terrell and Qunntrell were about tho first to seo each other. Knch carried a pistol In his hand. Ter rell fired first and Quantrell .was seen to fall. John Terrell, another cousin of Dick Terrell, lived near that point nml confirms the Incdeut." Dick Terrell and Krank James lived neighbors and Krank has told Mr. Ter rell a number of times that It was his cousin, Captain Terrell who llred tho fatal shot that ended tho life of the guerilla chief. A. J, Itoup who Is burled here was a Quantrell man and many times con tinued the manner of thu shooting of tho guerilla. Captain Terrells business was to hunt down guerillas. It was ho that killed I.uo Menley, another noted guerilla." The members of Ladles' Aid Society of tho Christian church will enter tain with a social on the church lawn Tuesday evening. Ices and cako will be served. A cordial Invitation Is ex tended the public. 19-2 FOR RUNT Drop head Singer and other sewing machines at very rea sonable rates. J, Goldsmith's loan office. Main street. 19-3 6t or Writ Ut for City and Farm Loan. Drtw A Ramsey, lit Norta ffaahlngton Ardmora, I, T. niy TUITION IS FREE which menus that a four years' scholarship, without cost, Is offered to every young person In the New Stnto. In selecting n school both par ents and students would do well to choose one that Is nut conducted for profit. 700 Acres In grounds ; 8 build ings; plant n u d equipment valued at (A00,000; everything new and of the very latest de sign. The fall term September 10i. free. will begin Tuition is I- Kor catalog or other Informa tion, write to DAVID R. BOYD, Pm. APMINISTIIATION HAM, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. ENGINE OVERTURNED JUMPS TRACK WHILE TAKING CURVE ENGINEER KILLED; FIREMAN INJURED. By Associated Press. St. Louis, Aug. IS. While traveling at a rapid rate of speed the engine of the fast Iron .Mountain passenger train from Little Hoc. Ark., jumped the track at a curve ourteen miles below St. ouls today and with a mall car turned over, Kngluccr Piatt was Instantly killed and his fireman badly Injured. On reaching the end of his. run Knglneer Piatt had expected to attend thu fun eral of Engineer llobert Johnson, who was killed Thursday night by the ex plosion of an engine. ENTERTAINS PRIVATES REMNANT OF PALMER'S CIVIL WAR REGIMENT TO DE HIS GUEST. rdmorolto Special. Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 19. With the nrrlval today of the flrtt of the veterans who will arrive hero by hundreds within tho next few days to attend the reunion of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania cavalry. General W. M. J. Palmer's regiment In the civil war. Colorado Springs has become tho scene of the most novel assemblage of old soldiers ever held In tiic United States. Owing to 111 health the aged General Palmer has been unable to attend the reunions of the men whom ho led on the fields of battle. Strongly desiring to again meet his old com rades, and being possessed of consld erable wealth, ho arranged to bring all the survivors of ills regiment to Colo rado Springs at his expense and will en torn tin them in an elaborate man ner while here. The main body of vet erans will reach here tomorrow on a special train from Pennsylvania, where most of thum still resldo. From the time each leaves his own door tin til ho returns to It all expenses will bo borne by General Palmer, and none of tho general's guests will be allowed to spend n cent while here. Tho reunion will last all week. TO SETTLE STRIKE PRESIDENT GOMPERS AND JOHN MITCHELL SELECTED TO ADJUST DIFFERENCES. Ily Private Wire II. T. Rutherford & Co. Washington, I). C, Aug. 19. At tli" meeting of the executive board of tho American Federation of 1-abor today, President (iompers and Vice President Jim, Mitchell were selected a commit tee to secure, an adjustment of the dif ferences between the telegraph com panics and (he operator!. FOUR DEATHS ANNOUNCED SAN FRANCISCO STRICKEN WITH BUBONIC PLAGUE. VICTIMS WERE FOREIGNERS Local, State and Federal Authorities Take Prompt Measures for Relief. Virulent In Manchuria Yel low Fever In Cuba. San Francisco, Cal., Aug. IS. San Francisco Is stricken with bubonic plague. Five cases are known to ex 1st nml four deaths have resulted. With one exception the victims urn foreigners. They resided in the neigh borhood of old Chinatown. A sailor from u coastwise steamer was the ex ception. The local, state and federal author ities have taken prompt measures for relief. The Infected steamer from which tho plague was spread was put Into quarantine. Tho bodies of two Mexicans, an Italian and a Russian Pole, who succumbed, were destrojed in ipilck lime. Harbin, Manchuria, Aug. 17. Hu Ijonlc plague in Its most virulent form has broken out in South .Manchuria and sixteen deaths have been report ed. Washington, Aug. 17. Advices re ceived today from Cuba state that there are now two cases of yellow fev er at Clenfuegos. One of thu patients Is a member of the hospital corps and the other Is a Spaniard. Another new case Is reported at Alacantres. FIRE IN DALLAS $40,000 PROPERTY LOSS AND NO INSURANCE WOMAN WITH BABE JUMPS TWO STORIES. Dallas, Aug. 19. At 1:30 o'clock this morning the old Floyd Street Methodist church property, later known as the Diamond Flats, was to tally destroyed by fire. Tho loss on building and contents Is estimated at about $40,000. There was no insur ance. Tho place was occupied as a room lug house, with rooms reserved nt tho corner of Floyd and Gaston avenues for the work of the Collegu of Physi cians. Seven families lived In the place. There were fifteen grown persons and ten children. All weru saved, though from thu Immense headway of tne fire before It was discovered it was feared for a time that some had been lost. Mrs. John Burroughs, aged about 4! years, jumped from a window of tho second story. She had her Infant boy in her arms. The child was unhurt, but tho moth er suffered a bad wrench of the right lower limb, with possible dislocation, and It is feared tnat some Internal In juries were received. Liquor Drinking Growing. Washington, Aug. 18. Prohibition laws, reform waves and tumporanco crusades did not make the people of tills country more abstemious in tho fiscal year closing June 30 than In any other year. Millions of gallons more whisky and beer were consumed, a billion or more cigars used, a million more cigarettes smoked ami thousands of pounds moro of imuff cniaumcd than In the previous (Ural yaer. This Is shown by thu statement of tho Internal Revenue Unreal! as to the receipts of that bureau for tho fl cal year that closed Juno 30, which was made public today. In tho last fiscal year thero wero withdrawn for consumption of cigars weighing over threo pounds to tho 1, 000, a total of 5,1(11,802,130, as against 3,7S3,2GC,213, an Increase In that oue class of cigar alone of 1,368,693, 917. In corn, ryo and similar whiskies the consumption was 11, 409,252 gal lons above tho previous fiscal year. Subacrtua for Tta Ardmoralt. BRITISH IN VENEZUELA SMALL FRONTIER FORCE CROSS BORDER AND 8IEZE GOODS. RETALIATION IS FEARED The Batata (Gum) Seized It Is Al leged Was Collected on British Territory Commission Has Made Protest. Georgetown, llrltlsh Guiana. Aug. IS Much excitement lias been caused here by tho Invasion of Venezuelan territory by Captain Calder, In com mand of a Biunll frontier forco from llrltlsh Gplnana, and the seizure of a quantity of balata (the gum of n tree for insulating wires, etc I, which, It is alleged, had been collected on llrlt lsh territory. Captain Cnldor's force went down the llarlna river, crossed the bound ary and entered Venezuelan territory, where Captain Calder, at tho point of a revolver, commanded that tho Vene zuelan commissioner surrender to him I.ouu pounds, of balata The commis sioner gave up tho gum, but made a protest to President Castro and the llrltlsh consul here against the seizure and Invasion. Fears are entertained of retaliation at Morawhanna, llrltlsh frontier headquarters. Thero was much trouble over thu balata trade some time ngo, and llrlt lsh officials mado strong attempts to pruvent thu Illicit trading in gum. COTTON AND WEATHER COMMERCIAL APPEAL COMPILA- TION OF CROPS FROM VARI OUS SECTIONS. .Memphis, Tenn.. Aug. IS. The Commercial Appeal tomorrow will say: With tho tho exception of Texas, Arkansas and tho northern halt of Mississippi, the cotton crop has done well during the past week. Most sec tions had rain in sufficient quantities to carry forward thu growth of thu plant and hasten fruiting. Icss shed ding Is complained of than usual, and tho crop Is comparatively freo from Insect damage, except In tho boll weevil sections. There has been no complaint from rust. In Texas, except In thu extreme southern section, thu crop is In bad shape on account of drouth. In Southern Texas tho expectations aro that picking will bo finished much sooner than usual. While drouth and poor conditions In Arkansas aro not uniform. In Ar kansas and Northern Mississippi there Is much dry territory In thesu con fines. TO ADVERTISERS Do you know why the largest adver tising agencies In the country use the Ardmorelte as a medium for reaching the people? The reason is because the first thing they do is to spend hot Mime and mon ey In ascertaining the bonafide circu lation of a newspaper. In New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and other cities agents have been sent here to Investi gate and they really know more about the circulation of the Ardmorelte than some of our own merchants here in Ardmore. We tell you that the Ardmorelte has four or five times the circulation of any other paper published In Carter county so If you are interested we In vlte you to make a careful Investlga tlon as to the truth of this statement. It requires eight sacks for the dally and about double that number for the Weekly Adrmorelte each Issue. Consult your best interests when placing an advertisemet. The paid newspaper postage of the Ardmorelte exceeds that of all other newspapers In Carter county. We haven't a delinquent subscriber on our Weekly list. MEETING OF DIRECTORS DIRECTORY OF COMMERCIAL CLUB SETTING GAIT. MAYOR ASKS ENDORSEMENT of Bond for Issuance of Certain Bonds Committee Appointed to Entertain Sec. Garfield Farm Products for Fair Exhibits. The new Ardmore Commeiclal Club have gotten down to business and does not intend to leue any stone uu turned to better the city, nml Increase the population ami material wealth. At a meeting of the board of direc tors of the club held this morning Major It. W. Dick appeared and sought tho endorsement of the direc tory for tlie Issuance of another hatch of bonds for the city to bo used In strengthening the water d.im nt tho city lake, nnd for the construction of untlscptlc tanks to take care of the sewerhge refuse, nnd for the construc tion of a new high school building. also tho construction of cross side walks on those streets whom the properly owners have built sidewalks. In presenting the matter for tin dorsenient of thu proposed bund issue Major Dick stated the proposition from a business point of view, and demonstrated that the city was In need of theso Improvements. It will he tho means of saving tho city u number of damage suits on account of tho sewer outlets. The bond Issue has to be mado before tho adoption of tho statu constitution, whjch will prevent It on the grounds of the limit that has already been reached by this city. Under an act of congress tho city may Issue bonds for waterworks ImprovemcuU sewerage system, school purposes, nnd street improve ments. Tho other cities throughout tho stnto aro taking advantage and are ordering elections for bond Issues and Ardmoru will be in the pace set by the other cities of the state. A message was received In tho city yesterday afternoon announcing the fact that Secretary of the Interior James It. Garfield hail chanced his plans nnd would Include Ardmore In his Itimrarv of tho new stato to study tho conditions as they exist with a view of having restrictions re moved from thu sale of Indian land to settlers In this section. It Is the purpose of tho secretary to hold con sultations with tho business Interests of this section of the country so as he can make tho proper recommenda tions to congress at Its next meeting. A committee consisting of W. II. John son, I). II. taster, Sidney Suggs and C. I). Cnrter was appointed to meet the secretary nt Tishomingo nnd ac company him to this city this evening. A committee of arrangements consist ing of Joe Ilerkshlre, A. V. Doak and Walter C. Dean was appointed to ar range for tho reception of tho honor ed guest while In the city. Tho First Regment band together with tho citi zenship of tho city will meet thu par ty on Its nrrlval here and escort It to tho corner of Main and Washington street where a stand will bo erected and from which tho secretary will In all probability mado a speech. Im mediately after tho speaking a con ference, with thu business men nnd those Interested In securing the re moval of restrictions will be held. Sec retary Garfield and party will remain In the city for a period of two hours or moro. Col. Sidney Suggs, vice president of tho Oklahoma Stato Fair association announced that It was his desire that tho Commercial Club of Ardmore ap point a committee to secure a repre sentative exhibit of thu farm products. and mineral resources of Carter coun ty to he put ou display at tho fair in that city when It Is held, and after which tho exhibit would bo returned to this city nml stored away at tho fair grounds hero, to bo uboiI during tho course of tho fair that Is to ho given by tho Ardmoro Fair Associa tion. Tho matter of appointing tho par ties to gather tho exhibit was placed In tho hands of the executive commit' too of tho board of directors. Tho following members of tho dl IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED IN BIG STRIKE Chicago, 111., Aug, 18. Important de velopments in the strike of the com mercial telegraphers are looked for tomorrow by doth disputants. Confi dent that the strike has spent Its forco ami that the turning point has I n reached, the telegraph rump.tule. Im for a stampede of the strikers to regain their former positions. Cheered by the reports they have received from tho various cities nf feeted, the strike leaders, ou tho other hand, are prepared to prosecute tho fight more vigorous!) than evur. According to advices received at un ion headquarters, thu inoiweiiger boys and check clerks In .e- Yoik are scheduled to go out tomorrow. Ilroker firms tliiougliout the conn try h.iui been given until noon to morrow to sign coiur.tr' i w!t!i their operators or suffer the com .'q icucoB of a walkout Three hundred operators employed by the American Telephone and Tele graph company throughout tho South west will be called out before night unless a 10 per cent increase In wages Is granted them. That is one' of tho trump card which President Small ex pects to play. If the order Is ssued It will Isolate Chicago from the rest f the country so far as telegraphic communication Is concerned. More Important Is tho contemplated plan or tho strike leader to call out tho cable operators, which would Isolate Ameri ca from tho rest or til oworld; hut U Is admitted that this coup Is not likely to materialize. Tho strike leaders themselves doubt their ability to tlu up the cable service ut thu more tin portnut points. Tho board tif directors of thu Asso ciated Press will hold a meeting In New York tomorrow, when it Is ex pected that terms of setlement will be discussed. General Manager Stono has asked for a conference with the former employes of tho Associated Press ou tho F.nstein circuit, but the men havo been advised by President Small to make no settlement that loes not Include all tho operators of tho company. As a final stroke against thu Postal Company in Chicago tho strikers ex pect tomorrow to bring out all thu check boys on thu day force. Thero ;ire about forty-five boys and employes In that capacity, and thu strike lead ers believe that If they walk out It will still further embarrass thu com pany. Kucnurngcd by n pledge of tho mor al and financial support of tho 15,000 organized workers affiliated with thu Chicago Federation of tabor, Presi dent Small tonight took an extremely hopeful view of thu situation. In the evening ho Issued u statement con taining reports which ho received during tho day by mall from a num ber of tho larger cities affected by tho strike. They wero tho first satlsfao rectors wero chosen as thu executive committee, J. R. Pennington, Mlko Gorman, A. V. Doak, Joo Weiss und C. M. Joiner. Tho hoard adjourned to moot to morrow afturuoon at 1 o'clock. STOLEN BY CYCLONE CHILD LIVES EIGHTEEN YEARS WITH POSTER PARENTS IG NORANT OF TRUTH. Red Oak, la., Aug. 18. Carried away from his homo by a cyclone when a boy, and adopted by tho peo plu In whoso yard thu storm dropped him, Charles II. Dennett, a native of Missouri, has after growing to ma turity, learned his Identity and dis covered his relatives. Eighteen years ago n cvclouo swept across Harrison county, Missouri, south of thu town of Leon. Ah thu storm came to tho farm of a man named Hudson It dropped a 6-year-ohl boy In his dooryard, uninjured save that thu child's mouth, ears and eyes wero packed with mud. Thu child had been carried ten miles, Tho Hudsons rushed out and carri ed thu child into thu house, and Mrs. Hudson ministered to it, giving It at tention and care. Mr, and Mrs. Hud son had no children, and regarding thu tory reports received slnco tho gen eral strike order was Issued Thursday night, as tho officers of local unions hate been forced to Use tho malls. Chicago, III., Aug. 17. President Gompers' report will recommend tho following strike measures. Endorsement of the strike by tho 2, noo.OOO organized workers of tho Cull ed Stales and the acceptance of tho working alliance with Canadian telo graphers. Proposal to vote strike fund of $!, OOil.UOO. to be hold In resort until Na tional strike assessment may bo made In the ranks or all affiliated unions. The total to bo determined by tho liberality and ability of tho various unions. Indorsement of tho attitude of tho Order of Railway Telegraphers and as surances of thu approval of their ac tion In an official communication. Adoption of a form of general di stinctions for all union men to refuse to aid thu telegraph companies in any manner. Recommendation of arbitration ns an approved method of adjusting dif ferences between tho strikers and tho companies. Expression of willingness to accept tho Intervention of Commissioner of l-abor Nolll, ns tho president's repre sentative, ns mediator and peace mak er. Suggestion that tho strikers yield something In tho way of concessions, nnd deprecation of a stubborn atti tude against peace measures. Commissioner Nelll will report by wlru to President Roosevelt promptly upon his arrival at Washington and probably wIlFhold a conferenco with tho president nt Oyster Hay Sunday. Within tho past twenty-four hours powerful Influences are being brought to bear at Washington to Induce tho government to compel President dow ry of tlio Western Union to adopt a conciliatory attitude. Commissioner Nelll will Inform tho president that thu theater of thu trouble Is now transferred to New York Ho will toll him of tho determination of tho strik ers to win some material concessions. nnd point out tho hopelessness of try ing to got them to return without am ple assurances of decided betterment of working conditions. While tho full effect of tho general strlko order will not bo known for twenty-four hours, latest reports show that twenty moro cities aro affected, making thu total 122. Strlku leaders hero aro prepared to havo teamtsers stop delivering sup piles to thu Postal and Western Un ion. Janitors, elevator men and nil other employes of theso two buildings may bu called out beforo night. Hoard of Trade workers declare to day that iS.OOU.000 has been lost to them In deals slnco tho strike began. isltatlon as an act of fate, thoy de cided to keep tho child so strangely brought to them. Thoy had just sold their farm, and a few days after the storm they moved to Mllbourn, La. Tho boy was unablo to recall any thing that had happened before tho storm, and grew to manhood believ ing Mr. and Mrs. Hudson his parents. Four mouths ago ho and his suppos ed father had somo differences, and tbu story of his life was told him by Mr. Hudson who gave him J700 and told him where ho might get trace of his relatives. Mr. Dennett took up tho work of finding his relatives at once, nnd nlier somo time located a brother at Fair field, Neb., and from him learned of tho rest of tho family. This week ho Is visiting a sister, Mrs. Donjamlu Richardson, living twelve miles north of Vllllsca, la. After the storm his parents nudo every effort to find the lost child, and finally gave him up ns dead. They moved to Long Reach, Cat., wheru the father died four years ago. After spending a couple of weeks with his Bister, Mr. Dennett will go to California to visit his mother, who Is eagerly awaiting his coming. FOR SAI.B Three nlco milk cows. Apply Central Livery bam. 19-3 A man hardly ever likes a thing to eat unless It Is bad for his liver.