The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 191, Ed. 1, Sunday, June 19, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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BEWARE OF DANGER SIGNAL.
fliiic flailti SUDmorcitc
- I II. r. m 11 f n r O ? C ! 1 1 1 U' .Ilt
PiJhllshcil ever- nfifnioon (oxcept .
Knturdnv find Sunday morning. 8'"B "l "
OHM of publication North Wash- ruin. No man can link nny business
SIDNEY SUGGS Proprietor.
with drinking and make a success of
It. Sooner or Intel he will get' his
(ruin disgrace and downfall. How
. . .. t. t k
many a nrnming mnn who uu; ni
stop to think of the awful ruin before
him eoon finds himself penniless nnd
15 friendless. Even those who stood
r.n . . ..... . ... ...
One montn "X with him nt ttio uar dunning me m-
Ono yi'"'-longings of drudging wife and little
Entered at the l'ostollico at Ardmoro
08 Second-class Y.dII Matter.
November 2 1S93.
ones now turn from 7Tm Those are
nPFiciAL NEVSPAPERof tho not gingle enses but thousands bear
United States Court lor tho Southern 0 gtati'ment. Ninety per cent
Se Indian TorrlTory. and the official strong drink alone. When a young
organ of tho city.
man starts lie never khuwb irum i
beginning where tho end will be.
It Is enough for n mnn to tny that
Tny ern neoiiB relief Ion upon tho
t .r runniniion of nny person
xrfiirh may be printed In tho Ardmoro- no ran m)t stop drinking. It is only
lie. or any article lifted on reports . . hU e stnn(1 nrm
that are false will tiA CO"tiZ d proclaim your determination
If brourf.t to the auction of tho vmMa
1 . 1f r
n.if Colorado A. Santa Fe Railway let evil men who Insist on your drink
n.iviuiinn Ditrnwi Ex 3:40 a. m.
riimrne & K C. Ex 1:40 p. m.
Oalveston & Chicago Kx.. 12:35 a. m.
Cleburne & K. C. Ex.. .. .11:60 p. m.
Choctaw Oklahoma & Gulf Railway.
Arrivo at Ardmore 1:20 p. m.
Loavo Ardmore 3:20 p. m.
I"nl freight carryiug pnsseugorB
Arkansas & Choctaw Railway.
Lo&vo Ardmoro dally. .. .8:30 a. m.
Arr. Ardmoro daily 12:10 p. in.
Leave Ardmoro dnlly 2:35 p. m.
Arr. Ardmoro dally 5:23 p. m.
Mixed trnln Lv. Ardmue. C:00 a. m.
Mixed train Arr Ardmoro. .0:00 p. in.
All United Stntes n nils closo 30
ing entice you. Let every man fully
study the evil nnd know for himself
the depravity that comes from such a
course Instead of feeding and cloth
ing it detnonlses. It robs Its victim
of Intellect and respect of self and
friends. It ruins morally soclnlly
and financially. Stop! look! listen.
Think cf the danger signal and
promise (Jod nnd man to ro no fur
ther. It will make you n hotter man.
a better citizen a hotter husband to
your wife a better fnther to your
children. How many are tramping
out tholr life upon r nllroad track
who might bo riding In n parlor enr
Imd they left drink out oT tholr lives!
Mipior has started many a man
ENDS HIS LIFE
clean unnercioining. j a- .uhio
On the lly leaf of a small noti
buck wcr the words "Tell my wife
lor me to go h me nnd tnke care of
i ho babies atiu tho property '
Jailer lloon I'eak says that In the
A. MAYS SENDS BULLET afternoon ne had Walter L. Mnthls
THROUGH HIS HEAD. a notary to taKe his statement and
witness his signature to certain pn-
! pf rs. Those were turned over to the
Was Charged With Mli-use of Funds Wltlln n ghcrt time after the trng-
In Elk City National Bank of
Which he was President For-
merly Resided In Ardmore.
People and especially the friends of
tho family In Ardmore wore stunnod
upon hearing Hint on Krldny night at
Dallas J. A. Mays a former resident
of this place had committed sulcido.
Tho following account of the sad
nrfalr appeared In yesterday's Dallas
J. A. Mays formerly president of
the Elk City National Dank of Elk
City Ok. shot himself through the
head lust night In the Dallas 'county
edy D. A. Hoblnson L. B. Karrlsh of
the United States marshal's oir.ee nnd
some relatives of tho wounded man
ftom the city were present.
M. M. Chandler telephoned instruc-
tions to have proper and suitable care
taken of the body. The place of burial
will probably be Greenvlllo.
Justice M. C. Cullon acting as co
cner viewed the body at 12:30 o'clock
this morning In the room whore death
occurred at the county Jail. Ho will
hear further evidence today and then
will formally fender his verdico. Jus-
tice Cullen alto took charge ct the
property of the dead m!fh. Tnls con-
sists of a number of articles of cloth-
ing in a suit case a watch jewelry.
Within a fow weeks I will move my Millinery Stock
to the Campbell building next door to A. 0. Young and
until that time I otter removal prices on all millinery.
.ta1 btilt (Tiomnmnitiini Imil? am.
Physicians were hurriedly summon-' ' . ' .
. ... . . ... . ' ernl railroad tickets telegrams let
ters nnd tne like. It was said that
"".'"'"r .0 " "m ci8od on a tramp or. In other words given
at 9 in m. Instead of J p. tn. an form- him a "Ho pass." and ho Is now a
rlv II. llHIJI IKIjIJ. I t M. I noniOlOSS WillKlUrL'r IHTCIIUBU ui una
Ubo the Img Distance Tolcphono besetting sin
and call up 'Phono Nc 5 If you want
Ardmore Sunday June 19 1904.
It is generally thought that the air
one breathes in the freest thing In
tho world but Mime people believe
newspaper bh' - Is even more so.
Governor Davis of Arkansas ap-
pears to control conventions nnd
wen A great deal of Jeff's power
Ik doubtless due to his well known
willingness to fight.
Some nro ready to excuse the sa
loon but I should like nny one to
stand up and point out a single re-
deeming nunllty. Would you look for
the evil? You have not fnr to go.
II Is the feeder of divorce courts. In
tho name of God our Father rise up
llko a man nna stop that awful habit
of strong drink bo true to God and
mnko your home happier. Christian
The town of Durant in Its generous
entertainment of the Territorial Dem-
ocratic convention has endeared It-
Tho Paris Advocate puts It this self to tho people or mo enure torn-
. . . . . I. . I ...n.1lu...l r...tnM. m
wny: Lives ot some men no rcminu i n. """iu1 n ........... ...
us fJmt it tnkes a lot of gall to plow a convention city Hint Its people up-
mm tho city's sidewalks tearing up predate its citizenship was courteous
the streets and all. alike to everybody and from the cor
ners of the Indian Territory the pec-
The Oklnhomnn says the cloven- m ... IinIgcs of tll0 clly
year-old Kansas girl who shut her ()f Durant 0ll TlluriMiay morning tho
fnther while he was heating nun Kiel.- Im UtKlnu!nt itan.l of Ardmoro led
lng her mother is undoubtedly a crlm- n .... nf ri.lcknsaw nation
Innt In the eyes of the law but other- ... mnrr(i iu iw 0mces
wise eligible to her full quota of the Qf U()bt u Williams the National
Carneglo hero fund. f.rnmnnn if.ri. nmi xriitnlnd
Lcwyer Ledbetter In an address "lm. Mr. Mr. Williams spoue uneiiy
before the Indian Territory liar as- ftertlng that tho light was over.
Hoclatlon declared the Choctnw-Chlck- that ho appreciated the position of
asaw rltlzensnlp court .leclsTtiTT on tho delegntes who opposed him anil
tho test suit was 'a freak." Tne opln- iompllmented them upon their gal
lon seems to be quite n htrenuous hint but friendly fight to Innd their
Invltntlon for contempt proceedings favorite son. Ho spoke allegiance to
-South McAlester paper. the defeated sections and said that
in the dlFcharge of his olllcial duties
The next political event Is the . 10 wouM know iR.r friend nor foe.
iiepmiiicau convenimn ni unicngo. ... A i.dhettor and J. T. Coleman of
where Mr. Roosevelt will receive tho Arimoro rosponded complimenting
nomination and some one whom he Williams upon his election and pledg
shall elect will he placed on the tall nj; (ho aleglnnce cf tho Chickasaw
of the ticket. The Southern delega-1 country
nous win ne composed or mixed mini- T h(..0r fnpiii.i0K of nnrant were
hers white and colored. The conven- 0;ml to tll0 (tccngion.
iioh win ue a cui-Rtui-tiried nniiir .pi... 0i.ii int.i Wnt..i
with but little In the proceo..'ngs to . lopot n I)0I)1iftr $2 a
arouse the enthuilasm of tho ptople. iy jatolry was made the Chickasaw
headquiuters. T. S. I'erklns t-e exper
While the name of Dei "Mi:
National Committeeman It: In II u
Tirrllory Ik all the honor at proaent
attached to the oilice and which
Keeps it irom being wholly an
imply honor" the time may not be
far distant when there will be some-
thing doing. When that time does
conn- Mr. Williams of Durant will
be found equal to the occasion from
an honest stmlihtforwnni id lm
lenced betel man Is proprietor of the
Waiiii nnd he wns oqulpped'ln every
way to meet the emergencies of the
)'iur and succeeded In making in nny
ft fends lur ills hotel. The Wann hotel
x Durant lioadiiuarter! for commer-
cial men provided with necessary
sample rooms thnt are always reserv
ed for the use of traveling salesmen
The Democratic Executive Committee
Selected for Next Four Years.
Thi fnllnwlnir nntnnil irontletnnn nf
the only support Dick Mcl.lsh has in Tt.rrllory w consUlle
The ten supporters and followors of
I) II.' Johnston are quoted as wiying
his candidacy for governor of the
t hlikasaw nation Is the lawyer ele-
meni In Ardmore. If this w.. no Mr
J hnston should not hesitate another
u omeut. but should rush to some oth-
u good town and secure the support
tf lis lawyer element. This Insplrn
nmi is reavealed b ycoiiiparinn ih
i wo conventions recently held the
no hy tne Mcl.lsh party at Wolfe
fprl.iss the other more recently by
the democratic executive committee
during the next four years:
Fred A Parkinson Wagoner Chair
man. W. W. Hastings Tiilileqiuh
secretary; I). W. Titlbert James H.
Dawson J. A. Tlllerson. J. H l.almy
W. K. Grant It. H. Couch. U n I tint.
A. II. Ilraiiy. M. U Uosarth W V.
Alleu J. D. McComb. J. P. Connor.
J It. Witty J. W. Frederick W. N
Ansley. W. U. I.. Campbell. Mormon
ed and both tne United Stntes govern
ment clllcers and the county olllclnh
did whnt they coubl to save his life
and mitigate his suffering. From the
first the wcund.wns regarded as nee-
Mr. Mays was a man apparently
nbout 4D years of age was brought to
this city from Grconvllle on Wednes-
day morning and wns given Into the
custody of United States onlclals on
a charge of misuse of the funds of
the National Hank of which he was
president. At his own request upon ar
rival In the city he was carried to
the St. George Hotel and there left
At the Federal building he waived
examination before the commissioner
and was placed In jail. On reaching
tho jnil he was thoroughly searched
by Deputy Marshal It. M. Warden nnd
no weapons wero found on ills person.
Ho was given n good room on the
ground llcor ndjolning (the olllce and
wns allowed tho llborty of tho olllce
and dining room In ndditlou tn his
own rcom nmi the reception room.
Apparently he wns ns cheerful as
could have been expectes under the
On Thursday ho asked to have his
vnllse brought from the hotel and this
About 4:30 p. in. yesterday Mnr-
shal Warden went to the Jail to tail
the mnn to Guthrie Ok. "In the office
bald Mr. Warden " Mr. Mays spoko
pleasantly to tne and with the Jailer
passed some few wcrds of conversa
tion. He rose quietly 'nnd went back
Into the dining room and drank some
water. Coming back through the olllce
he entered his own room and partly
closed the doer. In a little while a
dull report was heard nnd nt first it
was thought to bo from across the
Jailer Doon Peak and myself enter
ed Mr. Mays' room and found him
lying upon his bnck on tho bed with
a pistol grasped In his right hand.
lie lay diagonally across the couch
and through the head was a bullet
hole. The brains were ecattered on
the cover of tho bed and on the two
walls of the corner In whlcli the tied
sits. There wns hardly a quiver In
tho large frame and only tho lnborcd
breathing of the mnn gave evidence
of life up to the time of his dentn at
11:50 o'clock. The bullet was a steel
covered missile from n magazine gun
nnd had struck the south wall of the
room nnd glnnclng nnd gone through
a window on tho west. Smokeless
powder wns used and there was no
Dr. H. W. Allen for the government
and Dr. Thomas II. Fisher lor the
county wore present nl the end. The
services of a trained nurse wore
On the foot of the bed hung the hni
that tfio mnn had worn whon ho en
tored the room. On tho table was n
paper on which wns written:
"Notify M. M. Chnndler of Green
vlllo by telophono nt once.
"Notify It. 12. Fchols of Ulk City by
W. U. T. C wire.
"God snvo my wlfo and babies
"'Huo mo In the clothes I have on
I have ha I a nice hath and nave on
these letters nnd telegrams were cf
n private nature.
The body wns then taken to Smith's
uturertnklng parlors where it was em-
balmed and prepared for burial. Ir.
the meantime Dr. M. "m. Chandler of
Greenville his" father-in-law had been
notified nnfl It Is there thnt the body
will bo taken for burial. Information
also came from the Knights of Py-
thins Lodge at Elk City notifying the
local members of thnt body to render
whatever assistance wns possible in
caring for the body.
Along with other notations In his
memorandum book wero several di
rections concerning his burial. The
lenu man had stated that he wished
to be burled beside his son Arthur.
and lie gave his wish that there be no
costly monument marking his grave.
There's sure death for ued bugs
roaches ants chicken or animal lice
and every ether kind of Insect In
Worroll's fnsect Exterminator. Noth
ing else does it so thoroughly. Sold
only by F. J. Itamsey. 19
Have You a Cough.
A dose of IlnllanPs Ilorchonnd syr
up will relieve It. Have you a cold? A
doso ot Herblne at bedtime and fre'
quent small doses of Horehound Syr
up during the day will remove it
Try It for whooping cough for asth
ma for consumption for bronchitis.
Mrs. Joe McGrnth 13. 1st St.
Hutchinson Knn. writes: "I have us
ed Hallard'a Horehound Syrup in my
family fbr D years and find it the best
and most palatable medicine I ever
used." 25c 5oc $1. Sold by W. I)
All our customers say tfiat Irish
mackerel Is the finest they Irnvo ever
used. lit-3 M. T. FELREK
A GOOD FOUNDATION
and we'll do the rest.
H. P. LONDON
Practical Hatter Cleaner and Dyer
lit North Washington. Phone 135.
Ladles' Work a Specialty.
Dairy Ice Cream
This ice creiun w nro tnnkiti
this feai(iii is n little letter thu
we evr ninde before Fur stile t
the mrbt trade l.y Uie best ilenler?.
hnston supporters ten. In the VrenM j ' ab Iufor on(li
Mci is convention where hundred. Sam JonMi w A Te(lll0ltar s 0.
Treadwell. Jas. II. Chambers J. D.
iiKscmhled. it Is safe to say that not
-.hi Ardmore lawyer wns on the crki Ilarow UobcrU
1 1 nui.it. ii inuti. uu n case oi ne
m treatment and air. Johnston The most up to date duel; naU In
r ::d at once anM? a f'mllar iaelh- ifcn Htt- . cf.n uni.
W. If. Byrd & Company
Olllce oyer MM National Bink Akdmore Ld. Tkr.
(. .J..J..H..J..J ..
Hcgulur price S10 to 112 for..
Regular price ' to $!)
Regular price id 50 for
Rfgular price 15.50 for . . .
Regulnr pi ice $1.50 for
. . S3-75
Street Hate and Children's Hats at your own price.
This is the lirst Great Millinery bargain sale Ard-
more has ever hail. Don't delay one day but come now
r ':ile tho stock is complete. The new shipment of out-
ig hats just received included in this Sacrilico Sale.
NEXT DOOR TO II U K T 0 N ! K K L DHY GOODS CO
aIa a t.
gi&'&$xit 4 W vjt 49 i$risr v w wwjtVit w up :f v W W'.ty WW
Jones Machine-Repair W'ks
BRASS POUNDERS AND MACHINISTS
Hcpniri Buy Sell nnd Exchange Machinery of all kind
If you have a break-down I will be ready day or nijjht to
assist you aud demonstrate that quick nnd good
work can be secured at reasonable prices.
TELEPHONE 83. - AP.DUORE I. T. it?
Wo don't wnnt to talk to you In a
sensational mnnnor. We make no of-
fort to create a stampede toward our
store to buy buggies nnd harness but
here's the point: Wo take a pride in
tho business. Our buggies are mado
nnd malo by the most responsible
peoplo. That's why we hadle them.
Every saddle and set of harness turn-
ed out here Is Just right nnd we want
every man who Is thinking of huy-
jJojfe Jfe A i? A 4cjjo&)?
Not a Brdemts S
Ing nnythlng In our lino to come In
and see tho goods we offer.
Wo bellovo that you will see at
once that it is to your advantago to
trade with us.
I5y this method not by sensational-
ism do wo hopo to build up the
trade wo want.
Wo hnndle the Moon Bros buggy
which Its friends havo called tho
Queen oi tho Road.
J. C PEEDDY
West Main St.
ARDMORE I. T.
W. M. Gwyn R. G. Graham
Why not Insure your dwelling with
GWYN & GRAHAM
The Strongest Old Line Fire Insurance
Noble Building Telephone 380
S - rf VViiiMVil SMM'
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