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VOLUME XIX A RDM QUE, OKLAHOMA. MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 2: 1912 NUMBER 42 senator rair MARYLAND SENATOR HAD BEEN ILL WITH NEUTRITIS FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. WAS STRIKING 'fiStfE Was One of Names Suggested b,' Efyan for President Raner's Death Loses Senate Control tu Democrats. THANKSGIVING SERVICE. Washington, D. C. Nov. 2'..-Sen-ntor Isudore Rayner of Marylanu died this morning of neutrltis. Ilia illneBS extended over five yours and the complications began six. weeks ago. Kayner was one of the striking fig ures of the senate. His name was among those suggested by W. J. Bryan for president. Rayner's death leavea a vacancy in the senate, which will probably be filled by a republican appointed by Governor Goldsbprough. This may upset the democratic prospect ive control or the new senate. With unvnnr'a vote, the democratic leader counted on mustering forty-nine of tho ..enate's ninety-six votes, "vvltn a republican successor to Rayner, the senate will probably be forty-eight to fortv-eiKht. Rayner was horn in iBaltlmoro Am-ii 11. 1850. He was elected to 1he United States senate in 1904, Junior League Makes Thank Offering of Good Things to Eat. I'nion Thanksgiving services will bo laid Thursday morning beginning at 10:0 at the Broadway Methodist church. Hev. Mr. Johnson of tho First Christian church will have charge of the services. It is intended to hold only one hour which will per mit the crowds to be at their homes by noon. In south Ardmore the Carter ave nue and South r.uptlst churches will hold union services. The South Aid- more services will be held twice dur ing the day and one church will bo used in the morning and the othtr in , ' evening. k 'he Junior League of the Broadway , -idist church observed a Thanks- gi offering sunuay iiuenioou. .1 halt 'agon load of good things to eat as contributed by the little folks of I'.ie church and the goods will be dbs- tr. iiuted by Mrs. Curtis. BIT SCHOOL ARREST SOCIALIST PRIVATE MS ilLHRRIER HOW A MAN SUDDENLY GREW RICH AND PROVED HIS APPRECIATION. HOT FOR BETTER ROADS CHARGED WITH OBTAINING AND SECRETING MAIL COUNT CLERK ELECT. PROMINENT MEN INTERESTED MEETINGS, DINNERS AND CELE BRATIONS HELD. LAWTQH APPROVES RIILiNG CONTRACT AND ROAD BETWEEN ARDMORE AND LAWTON IS TO BE COM PLETED BY DEC . 31, 1913. lawton. Okla., Nov. 24. -By a unanimous vote the members or the Lawton Chamber of Commerce adopt ed the contract previously agreed up on between its railroad committee and John llingl'iig, millionaire circus man, for the construction of a railroad frnm Ardmore to Uiwtoir. The con tract provides that the road is to be completed between Ardmore and Law- . i. Urn. 31. 1013. it tne tracK f no" other road is used for a dis t:i nc.e of more than six miles, Lawton win nnv n. bonus of $50,000, give ter minals in the city and ten miles of r'ght of way, which Is to cost not more linn $5,000. If other lines are used 'or more than six miles the Bonus is to be reduced to $20,000. J. CANNOT CONVICT FOR FIRST OEGIEE JUDGE QUINN TELLS JURY, EVI DENCE DON'T WARRANT FIRST DEGREE CONVICTION. ft Salem, Mass., Nov. 25. Joseph Et nH Arture Giovannittl, who on Saturday pleaded that they be sent to the electric chair, it found guilty of the murder ot Anna Lopizzo, can not be convicted of first degree mur ilfr. i,uliTB Ouinn. in Instructing the jury- said that the evidence did not war rant a verdict of murder in the first degree. HAD EYES ON PANAMA. indlnnnnolis. Ind.. Nov. 25. Amn.g tue other explosions contemplate 1 I y l.io McNamaras preious to the'r ar- r,.st was ihe blowing up ot the i an .., wira ,.eo?dlr.c to a witness ti litis v at the dvnamite trial today CRYSTALLIZED FRUITS OF ALL KINDS AT W. J. LANE'S. The good roads meetings, dinners and celebrations which are being held in every section of the country al most daily, while they seem all-important pod almost exclusive in each place upon which they have a direct bearing, are only part or a great or ganization which has grown wonder fully within a little over a year. The major organization, which has been iu existence only about twelve months, was formed primarily for the mirnose of trying to bring together the more or less disconnected efforts jeing made all over the United States, and was known as the American Asso- ciat on for Highway Improvement. Originally it was not intended to try to do more than this or to attempt to become a big organization witlirin it self, but so many big men have taken interest in the movement and express ed a desire to become identified with .t that the plans of the organizers were changed. Mai from all departments of life are listed as active and enthusiastic members. President Tal't is a mem ber, and one who takes more interest than would be expected or a man bur dened with so many cares. Andrew Carnegie is another member, as ar Gen. T Coleman du Tout of Delaware, Alfred Noble, engineer, of New York, Thomas Nelson I'age of Washington; John J. Duff of Washington, Charles Hmry Davis of New York, Interstate Commerce Commissioner Harlan, James Lounhlin, Jr., of Pittsburg and Bryan Lathrop, park commissioner of Chicauo. Anionir the regular members there are such men as Major Gen. 'Wood, chief of staff of the army; Prig. Gen W H. Bixby. chief of the corim ot army engineers; Onward Bates, past president of the American society ot arniv enciueers. United States toena tor Chilton of West ,Virginia; Unl ted States Judge Aulston G. Dayton Fiipmnn Qanntnr Henrv G. Davis of West. Virginia. President F. A. De lano of the Wabash railroad, Fourth i...iUfont Pnotmnstpr General De - n-... ctoto uiehwav Rneineer A. P. Uluni uiw." .o'--- Fh t her of California, W. W. Unity n-PE'.dcnt of the Southern railroad, Gov. Glasscock of West Virginia, Hear Arlniiral Richardson Clover of Wash ington. Dr. K. J. James, president of the University of Illinois; Judge Mar tin K. Knapp of the Commerce court; Congressman William B. McMnley w hrv i ft the director of the National Tuft bureau: Senator Owen of Okla homa, Lee MoClung, treasurer of the United States; A. G. Spalding of Cal ifornia. Rear Admiral Willard Brown son. Rear Admiral Stevens, D. F Yoakum, chairman of the Frisco lines. Senator Carroll S. Page of ermont Gen. John C. Black, chairman of the civil service commission, and . L. Brown, president of the New York Central lines. All the prominent members of the associaton of which there are nearly 1.000, are taking an active Interest in the work that Is being done. About 140 local and state associations have besn formed by the American associa tion, and the purpose is to provide A cluster of til men were talking ogether last uhiit at the Wilming ton. The onveixaiion unur: the prospets of the. Carter county li. ,1,1, in :i..rs(iis whom thev had known to g;ow unexpectedly rich from accidental holdings ot on lands. A Beaumont oil man who has been operating in the Eloctra field and has come to Ardmore, told the story of a man at F.lectra who had acidentally made more money than he had ever dreamed he would own. This man operated a saloon in Electra. The town w-jnt dry in a prohibition election and the saloon keeper was thrown out of employ ment. He owned same land, but no one would make him an offer on it. The an went from bad to worse un til his children did not have suffi cient clothing to permit their attend ance at school. The kind neighbor i cf the man took up his children, bought apparel lor them and sent them to school. One day oil was found, a purse of gold v.as offered the former saloon man for his hold Incs and he accepted Kl ( tia began to grow and a new school house was needed. A few odnterpris'lig citizens began a subscription list, to obtain funds with which to erect a school building in keeping with the growth f tii a town. The former saloon keeper was approached. He asked to see tho list and when he had fin ished asked .how much they expected to raise. The reply was made that J3.000 was needed. The- man tor to shreds the subscription list and gave his own check for the full amount needed." A people who is good enough to send my children to school when I can't are good enough lo have me buiM them a school house when I have the means," be said and tho new brick building stands today as a monument to char !t- that began In the hearts of thos who first picked up the children and sent them to school. Pittslmig. Kan.. Nov. 25. .1. N. Lasater, fnrii'rly rural mail carrier and recently elected clerk, of Craw ford couniy '.mi the socialist ticket, ;.-; am ti'(' her,' today hv federal deputy marshal, charged with ob taining and secreting mail. A let ter belonging to tho republican coun ty chairman i.s alleged to have lieeii detained. ni LI Y. M. C. A. The lomniiltee or the Y. M . C. A has brougiil to this city the best !'- ceiini course that has ever appeared in this part of the country. Two ot its numbers have already been pr scnted and have given the best of satisfaction. The four yet to come cannot fail to please In every in- Pianc. . On Friday night will be the gnat Sam Jones lecture. This will he followed on Dec. 7th by the I heo baldi Concert company at the opera house and later by the Meister Sing ers, and dose with Madam North ( on- cert party. These great numbers need no advertising. The mere men tion of the numbers is enough, rick ets io nearly all of th se numbers will be $1 each but the committee have decided to make a course ticket for the four at a price of $2, which includes a reserved seat. In addition to each one buying a course ticket, u child's admission ticket will he giv en so that there will be eight admis sions for 25 cents each or only about one-fourth the cost of single admis sions. TU. as-ociat'on ih.es n )t ex pect to make any money out of these courses but is trying to give the Ard more public the very best talen at cost. If you believe that the public here should have the best possible kind of entertainments for the least money then help the cause, along by getting a course tick, t without delay. EIGHTY YEARS YOUNG. Birthday Anniversary of Col. Led better Celebrated Sunday. "From l!3 to .SO years young is the title of :i piuuro which was ta ken yesterday afternoon at the stu dio of 11. Fonville. Those represent ed in the group are Col. T. A. I.el better and his IWo sons, Judge Wal ter A., Horace, t-'eth, Guy and Hugh. Su'iday wan the MUli birth day anniversary of ( ol. I.odbeiter and bis daughter with whom he makes his home, .Mrs. John W. Tecr, prepared a turkey dinnt r and asked the sons to come and celebrate the day in a fitting manner. Among the youngest men at. the festal board was Col. I.edbetter whose years sit lightly with hiin. He enjoyed every jest and was one of Cie. wittiest a' Ihe table. Following the dinner tho "boys," s's in number, vent to th.' studio to have a pi-ttire mad.'. Of the five daughters of Col. Led- better onlv one was present. AusrniA iy KAFFIR SPECIAL STSRTSIIRNE1 ROCK ISLAND DEMONSTRATION TRAIN LEAVES ARDMORE ON TRIP. F IGRT SEN WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF FURNISHING THE NECESSARY THINGS FOR WEDDING AND OTH ER SOC'AL FUriCTION DINNERS. W. J. LANE. IESE TROOPS ES CAPTURE TOWN ARE LOST IN II WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHI NA OVER MONGOLIA IS IMMINENT. Chicago. 111., Nov. 23. Chinese government troops, under Prince Poh- ti have captured Uliassutai, Mongolia, after a two-days' battle, according to a Pekin dispatch to the Dally News. The Russian troops are advancing from various stations toward l rga. the capital of western Mongolia. Ma;ertal Arriving The Gipsy Oil company, which will begin operations in the new oil fields near Fox in a few days, are receiving more material daily. The Santa Fe lecelved at this station for this coin iany, three cars of pipe today. Sev- tral cars of heavy timbers for use in the erection of deriicks.. tc, h alreadv been received. Fully twenty wagons were in Ardmore this morning loading up with this material and transporting it out to Fox. FIRE DAMP EXPLOSION SNUFFS OUT LIVES OF 24 MINERS IN FRENCH MINE. Alais, France, Nov. 21. Taenty rotir men lost their lives today when fire-damp exploded in a coal mine. The explosion occurred between two shifts. Only thirty-eight men were in the mine at tho time. Of these, fourteen were warned by the sudden extinction of their lamps and managed to escape.. A rescue party found twenty-one bodies. The other three are apparently in a remote part of the mine. Akiis ;iB a town of about 20,000 inhabitants in the heffrt or a coal min ing region in the department of Card, aliout twenty-live miles northwest ol N lines. every locality in the United States with an organization working for the improvement of the public roads. Kv ery state in the union is now repre sented in the American association, hv regular or sustaining members, and it is the hoiie of the directors of the association that hefore the end of the year affiliated as sociations will cover every section of the country. The fact that Logan Waller Page, director of the United States office or public works, is the president of the association is a guar antee that the work will continnue to be carried on In the most practical manner. Dallas News. Y. M. C. A. Course. The next number will be Denton C. Crowl at the Presbyterian church next Friday night. Crowl will give one or the greatest Sam Jones lectures. Crowl is the only man that ever ob tained from Sam Jones tho right to use any of his productions on the plat form and he has received the hightst praise from such men as Robert l,. Taylor and Maxwell. The latter was with Jones in his work for nearly a score of years and says of Crowl. "it would be imiKjssible to be.lieve that any one but Sam was doing the talk ing." You will miss a great oppor tunity if you do not hear this lecture. IMPORTED CHEESE OF ALL KINDS FOR YOUR THANKSGIV ING DINNER AT W. J. LANE'S. All r a s;od of one hour and thirty minutes after its arrival here from Ok lahoma ,''. the Rock Island KafHr Special begu the first btage of its long Journev throughout that part of Ok lahoma traversed by the rails of that road . Hating from today the special will be out twenty-one days. During this linn filte-n i undred and iorty miles of territorv will le traversed and one hundred and one towns will bo visit ed. Tho traiu, .vh'ch will cover this trip is made ti, c'. a baggage car, (o ir day coaches, or.e Pullman, two priva'.j cars and a inner. From the Btart out or this city until the run is finished the gptviu I v'.li be In the hands of ir:iin er, vs who are among the oldest In the .-ervici C the Rock Island rail load in this Mute The see-. a! pulled in o le Hock Island tracks at the union depot blu'-i- Iv belore nine o'clock this morning KmHv as the hour wus a large delega tion nf business men, farniera and others interested in the welfare of th s city, county and state were on hand to welcome those in charge and f) iu;.... to the addresses of. the kal.i experts who will accompany the train throughout its journey in Oklahom.. c K Itinger. president of the Aid- inore Commercial club, was on lurid to welcome the .advocates of the gre .t mortgage-lilting crop of the presect ccnturv. JN. C. .MCUO.v, ueciuiaij and all the other officers, as well as the n.aionty of the board of directors of the Commercial club were al.so pres pnt. John Fields, editor of the Oklahoma h.r, Journal, delivered the first ad dress in the interests of the great tminh-risisting; crop. H. M. Cottrell agricultural commissioner of the Ro'x i.i i c.iion.ii Mr. Fields. Ad ,ir,.K.. were also delivered by J. Woodward, ot Guthrie, of the I nito l States statistical bureau for Oklaho ma Colorado and tU- panhanuh 'i.v,. hv K. F. Ferguson and W. U. !'i,nii,'v United States agricultural demonstration agents, S. T. Bisl.ee of the OVuhu an. Fred Graves of the ni-i..i,,n,!, citv Times. T. C. Scrogs ... .v,o n'H'iiioma branch or the Na tional Stock Yards Association and Among the prominent Oklahonians who were here with the kaffir BPecia., i,o will remain with it on its illiil " . , itninHtration rusli across the state were H. M. Cottrell :n, commissioner of the . R. I. & P. railway, Frank Cottrell. cf it,., ..pncral offices of the same roa-i John Fields of the Oklahoma Farm t,nt s T. Pisbee of the Dallf Ok ii. ,.,n ptH Graves of til.; nn.a- UIIUIIlHi . .. . ni,. Times. AlviD 1. RlClllll, 11U11IU. V ivj of Chicago, editor of the Southwest Trail T C. Scroggs of the isauonai Stock Yards company. E. S. LaBarett , !Qrv with the Morris & com pany people, T. P. Martin of the e.i, v,r,u National bank of Okla- OIUVj rv homa City, R. D . McKee of Sulber- ger & Sons, packers. Fay Thompson, district passenger agent of the C. R. i je. p V P. Harrison of Enid, RELATIONS BETWEEN TWO EU ROPEAN NATIONS STRAINED TO BREAKING POINT. NO HOPE FOR PEACE Despite Official Austrian Denials of Reported Mobilization of Army Corps, Correspondent Says Troops Are Being Mobilized. Berlin, Nov. 23. The relations be tween Austria-Hungary and Servia uro now so strained thct political cir cles In Vienna have abandoned hope of preservation of peace, according to dispatches published here as coming from a diplomatic source. Desp te otflcial Austrian dcnir.ls oi the reported mobilization of the Aub-tro-llungarian army, the correspond ents declare that five army corps have already been mobilized. Discusj Peace Te'ms. London, Nov. 23. The plenipoten tiaries of Turkey and the allied Bal kan states held their first meeting this afternoon to discuss the prelim inaries for the negotiation of an armistice. The foreign office has not deviated from Us attitude fhat an amicable settlement of the Austto-Servian con troversy will be reached. Nord Dutsch d.'nies the Austrian moblli zatlon and says as r.ntrue the report .hat an Austrian ultimatum to Ser- via will ba Issued shortly. WTO SECURE TRY IS. LESH "NOT GUILTY" WAS PLEA OF WOMAN WHEN ARRAIGNED TO DAY. Stdf.lia, Mo., Nov. 25 "Not guilty" was the plea cf Mrs. Lesh when ar raigned in criirinal court today charged with the murdor of Mrs.. IClUabcth M. Quaintance. The selec tion or a jury was begun this after noon. It was expected that the ev idence would begin tomorrow morn ing. Should the defendant be acquit ted, it is expected that the charge of murdering Mrs. Eliza Coe will ba dropped. KANSAS ELECTION BOARD 'RESTRAINED CAPPER TO BE GIVEN TIME TO SUBMIT EVIDENCE FOR A RE COUNT. Totieka. Kan.. Nov. 25. The state srpreme court today issued a tem-noi-arv restraining order against the state board of canvassers from lssu- in.r oi,.i-roii certificates to governor or adjourning the count until they took up the Capper-Hodges contest, inn rPKimimne order Issued will give them time to consider evidence of fered by Capper regarding the sud mitting of supplementary votes and a recount. WE MAKE A SPECIAI-iy ur FURNISHING THE NECESSARY THINGS FOR WEDDING AND OTH ER SOCIAL FUNCTION DINNERS. W. J. LANE. secretary of the Oklahoma State Bankers association. J. K. uutnr.e Guthrie, U. S. statistical agent tor Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas, and F F. Ferguson and W. D. uemi. U. S. agricultural umuu agents, '.beside a number of others. Mrs H. M. Cottrell ana of other ladies will accompany the train for a part o! the journey.