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VOLUME XV CITY EDITION A RDM ORE, OKLAHOMA M( )XDA V 1CVKNI N(J AI'IJIL 12 I.Mi) Clothesology - ,.. DO YOU KNOW Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes? If you haven't yet selected your spring clothes, it's time you were doing so. We've got a fine display of the famous Mart Schaffner & Marx suits ready for you. They're the kind of clothes that pa everybody in the deal. You'll realize that we're something more than clothiers and furnishers trying to sell you something when you see the Mart Schaffner & Marx fine clothes. You'll see that we're trying to do you a favor, as well as benefit ourselves. Suits From $18 to $25 The Mome of Mart Schaftner iV Marx Clothes. 1 MAY BENEFIT OIL TRUST IN TRYING TO HAND PACKAGE TO STANDARD INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS MAY SUFFER. OIL ON THE FREE LIST Now Believed T.'iat Standard Com pany Controls Canadian, Mexican and Russian Fields Senate May Put Duty on Oil. Washington, April 12. Kvor since tho lower bouse of congress took a swipe at Standard Oil and placed crude petroleum and all its by prod ucts upon tbo freo list and removed It from tho maximum penalty list, most everyone lias been wondering whether tho house really lilt tho Standard or the real Independent producers of crudo oil. Tflio operations of tho Standard aro so extonslvo both at homo nnd abroad, nnd it Is so closely allied with tho oil producers, that It Is nn impossibility to line up tho In terests of one on ono sldo and those of tho other on the other side. Anil there are those who say that freo oil In reality holps tho Standard nnd for tills renson. It is alleged that tho great oil fields of Mexico, nnd tho big refineries thore, nrc owned by the Stamlnrd. That the oc topus owns heavy intorests in tho Kusslnn fields, nnd that under Its1 benign Influence gront expectations nre hnd of tho Canadian fiold, all of which are freo to seek a market In this country If tho tariff hill he-, ooinos a law with oil on tho free list. On tho other hand, It may bo said, Hint freo oil means that tho manu factured oil products from othor countries enn bo brought In freo of duty and In competition with the Stamlnrd, which Is true and will bo beneficial to tho groat masses o( people, unless It turns out that the Standard also controls tho munufnc- :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: t: :: FARM AND CITY LOANS. Wo nro In position now to .jnak0 quick loans on pood farras nnd city property for 5, 7 nnd 10 years. Reference to ,nny bank in Ardmoro as to our reliability. tt K DREW & ItAMSBY. tt tt tiRtintiRtiiiiiii nn tt t: tt s: a turod products of oil In foreign countries as well us at homo. If turn bo trui then cheap foreign oil, cheap foreign labor como In at tho open door in competition witl. American oil and "'onti labor While tho inilep mlent producei jf crudo oil has no protection whatever. v grout fight in now boing waged l.i tho senato to restore oil to Its former dutiable list and it Is being mado In tho namo of Independent producers. Hut tho Santard has con ducted fights for Itself In tho name of so-called Independents so often that tho legislators cannot tell whether thoy aro really being asked to legislate for tho Standard or for tho Independents. And they are mighty anxious, too, that If their senatorial togas shall In any way become soiled by oil from the Stand ard ran that tho contamination shall not bo visible or public. SHAWNEE HAS BAD FIRE FANNED BY HIGH WIND CITY WAS THREATENED SUNDAY AT NOON. Shawnee, OUla., April 11. hashed Into a fury by a flfty-inllo gale, flames originating in tho mattress and excelsior fatcory of tho Shawno" Bedding company at noon today threatened tho entlro westorn portion of tho city. Leaping from block to block the flames attacked a dozen buildings at a time. Three local flro companies were assisted by the entlro fire fighting forco of tho Hock Island shops, witli probably n thousand volunteers, and most of tho blazes woro drowned out beforo they mado much headway. Tho bedding company's plant, tho offices of Hogg's lumber yard and a two-story residence threo blocks away burned. Tho loss U about $20, 000, partially Insured. A scoro of othor residences wore slightly damaged, among thorn a log house built by Henry Board In 1S95, tho first residonco built In Shawnee. Eight People Injured. v Asheville. K. C. April 12. Four cars of passenger train No. 22 on the Southern Hnllway woro doralled near Old Fort. North Carolina, Just east of here today. Six passenger? and two trainmen woro slightly In jured. The train was In charge of Con ductor Murphy and Knglneo-.- Koowr. The tender loft the track, .lurnlllng the baggage oar, two coaches nnd n chair car. Among the Injured aro: W. F. Jackson, Dillon, N. C, loft arm sprained. Airs. John Monroe, Ashovllle, slightly cut by glass. Conductor Murphy, kneo, ankb and shoulder sprained, Flagman Shnuff, bruised, LAYING OF THE CORNERSTONE UNFAVORABLE WEATHER KEPT DOWN ATTENDANCE AT HAR GROVE CORNER STONE LAYING PROGRAM CARRIED OUT Addresses Made by Number of City's Prominent Men, Including Presi dent Gross of the College Want Subscriptions Paid. The program for tho Hargrove comer stono laying was carried out yesterday afternoon at I o'clock, not withstanding tho Inclement weathur, which prevented u largu attendance of tile people of tills city, all of whom are Intersted in tho success of this great educational Institution. Tho program consisted of scripture lesson by Itev. W. II. Koper ajul prayer by Ilr. Wynne. Addresses were made by Colonel Sidney Suggs, Hon. .1. T. Coleman. Dr. C. C. AVelth, Prof. Clms. Kvnim and Dr. Gross. All expressed themselves is being much pleased with tho appc araiwe of the college building. Tho bri?k masons aro about ready to begin the third story of tho brick work. AmI more red fnco brick is being used, which gives tho wall a nice appear ance. Dr. Cross Is dcslnua that nil sub scribers pay In thoir subscriptions to tho collego as soon as pos-cltle, as the work Is being mulled on tlu" building and tliu funds needed for tho construction of .he building should bo paid in. New Corporations. Cuthrle. Okla., April 12. Another busy day was experienced In tho of fice of tho secretary of stato Satur day. Among tho big charters filed and one which reflects great credit on tho citizenship of Clinton, Okla., was the application Incorporating a street railway company for tho city with a capital stock of $30,000. It Is tin- Intention to build ten miles ot street railway nt a cost of $3,000 per mile. The Chapln Oil and fins Co. of Parkorsburg, W. Va., appointed 11. (). Hlndman of Hartlesvlllo as their agent upon whom service could be had. Tiio First Stato Hank of Wowoka was Incorporated for $13,000. The Jskogwa Oil and Oas Co. of Nownta was chartered for $10,000. Tho First ltuptl't Church of Bridgeport took out articles of incor IKiration, also tho Kiowa J.odgo A. K. & A. M. of Kiowa. Tho Parker Co. Mer. Co. of Texas appointed W. A. McConnelly of Wan rlka as their agent upon whom pa pers could bo served In caso of suit. Tlio Farmers' Stato Hank or I'onca City and tho Oklahoma State Hank of Atoka woro each ncorporat ed for $30,000. The College Park Co. of Oklahoma City was Incorporated for $100,000. The S. W. Lumber Co. ot Knid. Okla., took out a charter for $23,ooo. Many Printers' Exhibits. Newark, N. J., April 12. With the printers' exhibition to be held in the Free Public Library from today to May 3, the Interest manifested 111 it has prompted Librarian John Cotton liana to predict a greater success than tlmt of last yenr. He stated assur ances had boon received that nearly every printing shop In Newark would bo represented In tho competitive part of tho exhibition. While there are to bo shown special editions, rare works, nnd examples ol the art of the bookbinder, tho object especially Intended Is that tho exhibi tion shall be a locnl craftsmen's oxpo sltinn. Tho Mnster Printers' Associa tion of Newark nnd Typographical Union No. 1011, .which nro Jointly In charge of tho displays, omphaslzo this point. From tho number of contributions already submitted, Mr. Dana ostlinntes that nearly 100 Newark journeymen printers will havo n part In tho exhibition. : MOUNT AETNA ACTIVE. s.ii'I'-h. April i: Mount .tit;i h in eruption Ci.-iit i loiiiN of smoke an' pouring; out of thi- crater and le-ho are falling thlrk on th surround Iiik country. Con-iricriihlo ap pt Ik u!on in felt. JAIL DELIVERY AT ANADARKO NEGRO PRISONER CHARGED WITH MURDER ESCAPES- ANOTHER PRISONER GIVES THE ALARM. Anndiirko, okla.. April 12. Finding the door of the Jail corridor unlmltod, a negro prisoner named Dlrk Lane, who Is charged with murder, made his escape at an early hour this morn ing and has not yet ho, n ruptured, lie n seen to leavo the (all by .Joe Callahun, another prisoner charged with murder, who went down town and hunted up tho sheriff ntul told him of tlio negro's osrie. During tlio afternoon ono of tho prisoners received n long distance tel ephone call and was taken by ono ot tho olllcers to answer It. Fpon tnelr return tho lmlt on the door fnlled to slide Into place but this f,u t wns un noticed by nnyouo except the negro and having access to th irrldor ho waited until all was unlet and Hu n made good his escape. The negro has been in jail for the past few mouths. He shot and killeii Ills wife and a inan who was working for III tn because he siihI loned them of being too intimate. With a good start ahead of tho olllcers ami the night in his fax or lie has good chances of getting out of tlio country. The prisoner Callahan Is a white man and his action In minting up the sheriff nnd giving the alarm Instead of trying to escape i i being freely commended. EXTEND INJUNCTION HEARING TEMPORARY ORDER AGAINST EIGHTEEN RAILROADS OF MIS SOURI REMAINS EFFECTIVE. St. Louis. Mo.. April 12. The hear ing In tlio temporary injunction again st the plans of the eighteen railroads of Missouri to ontorce a new schedule of passenger rates, was today con tinued to April 2:ird. The court din etod that tho tempo rary order remain in force until the formal hearing. STRIKERS CREATE TERROR FRENCH BUTTON MAKERS MAIN TAINING REIGN OF TERROR. THOUSANDS OF POLICE. Morn. France. April 12. The strik ing button makers have created a reign of terror by Hi -ir violence and disorderly conduct. Two thousand t-oMlers nnd police are todny patrnling tin- district. Cl'l"H of "Down willi tin t-public" are con stantly heard. FOR HIS MOTHER'S MURDER PERNARD CURLIN BLAMED HIS MOTHER FOR INCARCERATION IN REFORM SCHOOL. Osslnlng, N. Y., April 12. For the murder of his mothi r 0110 year ago, Pornard Curlln, aged 22, wan oloctro cuted In tho state prison here to day. Curlln blamed hN mother for per mitting him to remain In the reform school ami when released from that Institution, lie murdered her. WEATHER FORECAST. . New Orleans. La.. April 12. The wouthcr forecast for Oklahoma Is tonight fair and colder with frot. Tuesday fair 4- and colder TO ABANDON FRAUD CASES A STATEMENT r ROM UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ABOUT HASKELL CASES. ORDERS FROM WASHINGTON Department Officials at Washington Abandon Roosevelt Methods and Will Not Push Suits Against Inno cent Men far Spite. Muskogee. Okla, April 12.--A state ment was given out from the I'nlt.M States district attorney's olflco here todav that Special Attorney Hush and District Attorney c;rag nl Tulsa hsd decided to abandon any further pm lo cution of Coventor Haskell and the other prominent Oklahumaus recently involved in tho Muskogee town lot cases. It was staled Hint they hod receiv ed thene Instructions from Washing ton. KILLS WIFE AND SELF RETIRED KANSAS FARMER TRIES TO END HIS FAMILY, BUT CHILD j MAY RECOVER. i SETS FIRE TO HOME After Quarrel, Following Day's Spree, John Wilson of Marysvillc, Shoots His Wife, His Child and Then Himself. Mnrysvllle, Kan., April 12. John 1 WlWou, a retired farmor of Marys vlllo, shot and killed his wife, wound-, eil his 11-year-old step-daughter and set Hie to his house and then commit ted suicide early today. Wilson spent Sunday drinking (Mid 1 after his wife and daughter retired last night, he Insisted that they get up and drink with him. When his wife refused, u UUrrcl cilMled. whl. h rt Milled In the shooting COAL CORPORATIONS UNITE OKLAHOMA COAL COMPANIES SAID TO BE PREPARING TO RE SIST PAYMENT OF TAXES. Muskogee. Okla., April 12. The coal corporations of Oklahoma have combined to resist the collection of taxes by the stato authorities, aggre gating $270,000, on tho ground that tho segregated lands of the state are federal and not stnte property. PERU HAS EARTHQUAKE SEVERAL BUILDINGS AT LIMA DE MOLISHED BUT NO FATALITIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED. Lima, Peru April 12. A sevofe earthquake shock was exporlenced j here today. t No casualties have yet boon report-, ed. Several buildings wore shaken down und many olnckg over tho city' stopped. Booth's Birthday Honored, New York. April 12. lion. William Booth's eightieth birthday was hon ored by the Salvation Army by lare assemblages and vigorous praise it the great commander yesterday, and In the evening, MIbh Hvnngollne, dressed In rag", described slum work at the Vcndeiny of Music, Urooklyn MIm Booth will also speak tonight a Hi' Carncirlc Music Hall. INDIAN PROBLEMS IN MAINE. Pine Tfta Itnte Has to Support the Members of Her Three Tribes. H.mgor, Me., April 12 Tie- t. n mints of tho onco great tnb Malno Indians are In a certain s i - provlDff A White elephant on tli, bauds ot the Tine Tree siut" T! ie ire three tribe, the Abeimkis. I'm, Mtmaqiiodriy and Penobscot imli.no. and under the terms of an agn , tneiit mado at tbo time Maine be came a stato tho at to U bound to look out for the material weirm, of tho descendants of the red mn. for It Is hard to characterize the present generation an slmon pure In diana iHH'nuso through Intermarriage with tho whites there Is not now a full blooded Indian among all the sot) who compose tho membership of the three tribes. There was talk of Introducing at the present session of the legislature n .nea-ure authorizing the sale of tho land comprised ti the Indian reservations of the atate nnd adding Iho proceeds to the funds alroady held in trust for the tribes with .a vinw to turning the Indians loose to look out for themselves, but It was discovered that under ovist lug agree ments the state is bound to support them, whether they work or play, so It does not seem there will be any legislative attempt this session to make them self-supporting. The alMides of the tribes are In the eastern shHIoii of the state, where comfortable dwellings, erected at the xKnse of the state, shelter the families, and where subsistence is provided by tho stale. Tho lands are as good aa there are In Maine for agricultural purposes, but the In dians show no disposition to follow farming or to itform any other productive labor. Outside of tho allownnre they ro eelvo f'om tho atnte tho chlof source, of income, especially among tho Po nobscote, Is derived front fishing nndj trapping along the utrums In undvj veloped sections nnd tho sale ot In dian articles to summer visitors. During thn war of tho revolution the Malno Indians remained friendly to tlio colonists and aided materially In tho fight for Independence. Their i support was assumed by tho common wealth of Massachusetts after the independence of tlio colonies had be come a fact, and when Malno was set apart from tho mother state an, express agreement was mado binding i the new state to a-suine this obli gation in perpetuity. CHARGES AGAINST ATTORNEY. District Judge Appoints Committee .0 1 Draft Charges. Wagoner, Okla., April 11. In the Wagoner district court Judge John W. King appointed Messrs. Suthcrlin and Hltteiihouse, of the Wagoner bar. i.s a comiiilttuo to prepare charges against 1 1. L. Moshcr, former United States commissioner, and now county attorney of Wagoner county, for al leged deceit and fraud practiced on the court. 1 The charges against Judge Moshnr are that he falsely represented him self to lie the attorney of one Hart, and was thereby enabled to withdraw from tiie custody of tin court certain , money deposited by the Missouri, Ok-, lahoma ft flulf railway for right of, way, pending litigation over tho own ership of the laud. Mosher states that there is a misunderstanding and that be Is confident that the investigation and hearing will develop his entire in iim dice of any unethical conduct in the matter. I This affair has n. connection with the charges formerly preferred I against Mosher. report of which is now before the supreme court for final , action. 1 Starving Mother Prolongs Life. Port Arthur. Ontario. April 12. I William McKlrdy conHrma the story that an Indian woman living north ! of liore cut n piece ot flesh from uer body in a last effort to procure food : for her starving children. The last morsel ot food had been eaten days beforo and there was no game, though tho woman hunted un til her strength was gone. In this! pitiable condition she seised the knife and cut a strip ot flesh from , her own body. This she used as, bait with which to catch tlsh and thus sustained Hfo until help ar-' rived. A Want Ad will sell it fcr you ! NUMBER TARIFF BILL WITH SEN AT SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE MET TODAY WITH ALL Mf M BERS PRESENT. MANY CHANGES ARE MADE Changes In Bill From House Are In the Main of Minor Importance An rleulturnl Schedules to Rema n as at Present. Washington. I). C. April 1? Tho senate committee on finan c, wltu all members present, met tod r md Chairman Aldrirh presented the hill as amended by n majority of tho committee. Chairman Aldrieh gave a brb t sum mary of the bill. In the main the rates as reported from tlx si-nato committee nre lower than I hose In tho bill as It passed tlm linu .- Tho actual number tf. reduction i lir-liiR about threo times the numl r ot In creases. Such Increase as hae In n mado have been largely rendered necessa ry to preservo thn svminetry of tlio schedule. A considerable number of articles In common use have been taken from the dutiable list of the liouao bill ami restored to the freo list.. The great mass of rates reported nre below those of tho existing law. Tho senato committee's report re tains tho house rate of lead oro ot ono anil one-hnlf cents per pound, but it hns beou obliged to ralso tho ratoa ot lead products. Thq changes from theh ouso bill nro In the main of minor Importance. The agricultural schedule. Includ ing meat products, remains practi cally unchanged from tho existing law. The committee has not yet decided what rates to recommend on wood pulp, coal and hides. When tho committee met todny, the democratic members offered no objection to rnportlng tho hill. Cloven and hosiery aro restored to their present rates under the exist ing law. Want Bill Returned. Washington. D. C. April 12 -When the hnuso met today, Congressman Payno olTered .1 resolution providing for tho return of' tho tariff bill to tho hnuso In order that It might bo amended so as to mako It plain that crudo petroleum and its producta should appear on tho freo list. After tho bill passed tho house Fri day, an inspection disclosed tho fact that the products ot potroleum woro omitted from the freo list, although such was not tho Intention. Society Sees Wild West. New York. April 12. -Society's Wild West Show will be seen in tin Waldorf-Astoria touigbt. It lieiiu: given for the lH'iieHt of Apxiliary No. I'J if Stony Wold Sanatorium in the o ron darks. It will bo a blood c urdlln." a' fair, with rough riders perfornv d l y young society men on bohbv 'orak . and the Deadwood Coach. Thcro will be an Indian dance by d 'mfantf 3. n Important feature will be tq. slnw' "own original Annie Oaklev. tho noted cap-pistol shot." There will sld shows Ilka those at Oie County Fa'r In the Waldorf last white and shoot Ing and photograph gallcrb - Tt, in vitations are lit verse. Marriage License. Henry Traylor and Matilda Wal dies, colored. Aiduiorolte Want Ads Pay. i' 4- ! DO IT NOW. The Tornado Seat-on i h' ro Protect your property from that powerfully ciiere- t:c ami irreslstable twister tb Win I A f 1500 policy costs less than a penny day. Seo d m :t GORMAN. nOC.IF, & DOIIBJNS Over Ci'y Natlcuil Hank.