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JOHN N. IMRIM
ARDMORK, OKLAHOMA MONDAY KVKNINli MAIU'II il, 1(.H)8
MAKE DEADLY ONSLAUGHT ON
WARDEN AND ASSISTANT.
LATTER KILLED WITH A KNIFE
Throat Cut From Ear to Ear Mon
tana State Penitentiary Scene
of Trouble Warden May
DleJ Convicts Shot.
Deer Iodgo, Mont., March S.
"Warden Frank Conley of tlio Mon
tana state penitentiary wan dnnger
oinly wounded this morning and As
Istunt Wurdon John Kuhtnson kill
d, when three life convicts, George
Hock, W. 11. Hayes and another
whose name Is not Riven, made a
dash for liberty.
Robinson's thront wan nut from
ar to oar and tho Jugular vein was
sevored. Conley'a throat was gash
ed and he was stabbed several tunes
In the shoulder and groin before ho
was ahlo to draw his revolver and
shoot two of his assailants down.
Convicts Hayes nnd Itock wore
both shot down by Conley after tho
latter had been wounded. It Is bo
Herod that the warden will recover.
The attack on tho prison author
ities and tho attempted escape, ac
cording to prison authorities, had
been long planned by Hock nnd
"Hayes, who were cellmates. Iloth
were armed with penknives, tho
blades of which were sharpened llko
Three convicts wore- brought to
the offha of tho ppnltontiary In tho
court yard this morning at S o'clock
by Deputy Warden Hoblnson to ho
tried for some trivial Infraction of
tho prison rules, and Conley was
waiting to sit In judgment.
The moment tho men entered tho
offico door, Hock turned swiftly up
on Hoblnson, who was closing tho
door behind the men, and quickly
drawing out a knife began gashing
nt the deputy warden's throat, lie
fore Hoblnson was nblo to move hS
throat was cut open and ho sank
to the floor dying.
At the same moment that Hock at
tacked Hoblnson. Hayos drew a
knife and started for Conley. Tho
latter retreated to tho roar of tho
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20,000 elegant new style photograph
cards and 5,000 post cards purchased for
holiday business arrived while my gal
lcrv was closed on account of fire and
for the next TEN DAYS 1 will make
big discounts on pictures.
$ 1.30 Photos for, per dozen $1.00
2.00 Photos for, per dozen $ 1 .()
::.00 Photos for, per down $U.."0
1.00 Photos for, per dozen $o.50
3.00 Photos for, per dozen $-1.00
0.00 Photos for, per dozen $.()(
S.OO Photos for, por dozen $0.00
10.00 Photos for, per dozen $S.OO
311.00 Photos for, per dozen $10.00
1.1.00 Photos for, por dozen $12.00
20.00 Photos for, per dozen $15.00
In the six years I have been in busi
ness in Ardmorc, this is the first dis
count sale I have ever made: Stamp
pictures, the kind we make and the kind
that pleases, 24 for 25c, four positions
The Charges Against Two of the Executive I )i?artments of the
Government as Contained in the Congressional Record I las
Aroused the Lethargic Temperament of Congress, and
a Searching Investigation lias Already Begun.
Washington, March 9. Special
If therel i any crookedness In the
preparation of the final citizenship
rolls of the Choctaw and Chickasaw
nations, congress wants to know
it no matter what the light may
reveal. The charges against two of the
executive departments of tho govern
ment as contained In the congres
sional record, has arousod the pres
jit congress out of Its lethargic
state and the belief is current that
a congressional Investigation Is Inev
itable. Two resolutions have already been
Introduced In tho senate on the sub
ject, and promise to bo a forerunner
to more decisive action by that body.
They are directed at the department
of Interior which will bo asked for
information concerning the charge
that tho secretary o tho Interior
has had In his possession Informa
tion and evidence to show thnt the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Citizenship
Court which passed on tho citizenship
I status of tho people of those two nn
I tlons were bribed and that no action
wa-i taken with a view of punishing
the guilty people. Tho department of
Justice will bo called upon to answer
the charges that extraordinary conr
, tesy was extended to a well known
firm of Oklahoma lawyers that had
been Indicted for taking monies from
the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribal
fund on deposit at tho sub-treasury
at St. Louis and to which they were
not entitled. It Is claimed that under
Instruction of attorney general Hona
parte the defendants were not only
not brought to trial but the indict-
the Searchlight Irrespective of
What May Show Up in the
meiits were ordorod dismissed. The
Indictments In question were dismiss
ed In November, a tow days before
Oklahoma was admitted to the union,
not, however, until W. 15. Johnson
had been removed as United States
attorney for the eastern district.
Johnson had always contended that
the Indictments should stand and
that the men should he brought to
trial. The department of Justice how-
over did not see things thnt way
nnd .lohnson was summarily removed
from the otllce because he refused to
carry out the department's instruc
tions and dismiss the indictments.
The controversy atfecu 20.000 peo
ple more or less who claim to have
been deprived out of their rights
from partlciaptlon In tho tribal prop
erty of tho two nations on account
of mixed blood. On the other hand t
Is said that thousands of nnmes
nro on the rolls who have no right
there. Tills condition of affairs was
called to the attention of congress
and resulted In tho creation of the
Choctaw and Chickasaw cltlzensh'i
court and tho employment of Mans
field. MoMurray & Cornish to run
down all fraudulent claims These law
yers at once began to Institute pro
ceedings against tho 1,000 or more
people whoso rights It was seen fit
to contest, with the result that only
a little over 100 remnlned on the rolN.
The Choctaw anil Chickasaw citizen
ship court In which these cases were
determined was In existence IS months
and before giving np Its judicial
ghost awarded to Mansfield, MoMur
ray and Cornish 9 per cent of the
valuo of each claim they succeeded
in proving as fraudulent, as a fee
This fro amounted to upwards of
$1.120,0110, nnd Secretary Hitchcock
then In charge of tho Interior de
partment portfolio, refused to approve
the same on tho grounds that it was
exorbitant anil entirely out of pro
portion to the services rendered. It
w.n the largest feo over awarded In
the country In tho history of Indian
litigation. He suggested a lettlement
on a :! per cent baBla, which was
not MitUfactory to the attorneys, and
finally consented to have tho court
fix a more oqultabl j amount. The
court then said that $750,000 was
about r:ght and that this amount
should ho paid. Hitchcock again d
tunned, but the mnnoy was paid al
though the fee was nevor approved by
The members who constituted this
citizenship court wore Spencer B
Adams of North Carolina, chief
Judge. Walter li Wonvor of Ohio, and
Henr S. Footo of California, de
Charges were made by Indians nnd
half breeds whoso rights to distti
button were undisputed that tho attor
neys woro going to unnecessary
lengths to havo many of tho claims
declared fraudulent and wero "draw
Ing the blood lino bo close ns to pre
cludo tho participation of persons
who claimed a clear right under the
law as Choctaws and Chickasaw.
the law being broad enough to ad
mlt oven negroes with tho Indian
blood of those trlbos In their veins as
Inasmuch as the action of the Choc
taw and Chickasaw citizenship court
was considered final there seemed to
be no hojo of rclnf In sight fur
tho-e Indians who were unfor'un!t,r
I to fall by the wayside during tho
brief career of the court In question.
Frequent attempts were made In
Washington to have congress pass
legislation which would give these
people it chance In what these at
torneys referred to us a constitutional
court. Inasmuch us they had nlreadv
'won out In the federal court on one
occasion It wag considered to be no
more than light that they be given
an appeal from the court that hail Just
defeated what they contended to be
their rights. Over $10,000,000 of prop
erty Is Involved. Under tho law these
Indlnns were transferred from the tit
Ixcnshlp rolls and placed on the freed
mon rolls whoro they may now be
n example of the Justice that was
meted out to Indians before the
Dawes commission at Muskogee was
revealed to tho !,... senate commit
tee on Indian affairs that visited the
Indian Territory two years ago with
t view of Investigating conditions In
the five civilized tribes. Tho tosti
money adduced during these hearings
plays an Important part In the corrup
tion charges now pending In the
I'nited State -ttati. To nunie the
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SPEAKER MURRAY OFFERS RE
WARD FOR CLERK.
REWARD FOR RETURNS ALSO
Speaker Murray Believes Th.it KInche.
loe Fled Into Kansas Saturday,
When Learning That He Was
Coming With Warrant.
Guthrie, Okla., March 9. Speaker
Murray today offered a reward of $50
for the arrest of H. L. Klncheloe,
clerk of Alfalfa county, who fled pre
sumably Into Kansas when Speaker
Murray sought him with a warrant
last Saturday, following Kincheloe's
refusal to turn over the election re
turns from that county.
A similar reward good for thirty
days, was offered for the returns, part
of which are missing.
GRAIN IN FARMERS' HANDS.
Government Report on Holdinns b)
Farmers of the Country.
Washington, K C, March 9. Tho
quantity of wheat In farmers' hands
on March 1, was 23.5 por cent of
last year's crop equivalent to 1IS.721,
000 bushels. The amount of com Is
estimated at 37.1 per cent, equivalent
to 902,429,000 bushels, and oats ostl
matod nt 3ri.5 por cont which Is equiv
alent to 2G7.I7G.00U bushels.
SERIOUS SUNDAY FIRE.
Ooodland, Kan Mar. 9. Flro here
Sunday de-'roji'd four business
buildings and fx Ir contents In the
main bualnc blonk of t'.o city
The origin of tho flro Is unknown,
TRIAL OF THE
GIEUSEPPE ALIOS TRIAL DCGUN
AT DENVER TODAY.
DEFENSE TO BE INSANITY
Prosecution Has Already Summoned
Eight Skilled Scientists to Com
bat Insanity evidence of
Denver Colo., March 9. In antu ,
patlon of a large crowd at the op, nut,:
of the trial of tlleuseppo Alio imli.
the sheriff had stationed l'i"i 1
along the walks and In the entrance,
lending from the court room and m
the conn room every precaution h el
Alio's case was the first one on !,.
docket. Judge Greeley M. Whitiini
was on the bench. His defence will
he Insanity, and so as to be prep.tic I
for combatting this, the prosecution
has summoned eight of the most .skill
ed specialists to be present for the
purpose of observing the defendant
ami thus be in readiness to give e
pert opinion ns to his sanity.
The defense will hne three alien
There was no demoustrntlon wheu
the prisoner was brought Into court.
Alio, who understands practically
no Kngllsh, sat meekly, nt times look
ing at tho floor, at other times lift
lug his eyes blinking In tho direc
tion of the Jury box. He seemed to
take no Interest whatever in the pro
ceedings. ICE AT OKLAHOMA CITY.
Thermometer Dropped to Twenty
Eight Last Night.
Oklahoma City, Okla., March !.
There was Ice hero last night. The
thermometer dropped to 2S this morn
ing. Fruit, which was In bloom, Is be
lieved to be badly damaged and the
crop may be lost.
THREE FIREMEN INJURED.
Fire In Chicago Today May Result Fa
tally to Three Men.
Chicago, Ills., March II. A score of
firemen were Injured, three of them
probably fatally In a fire at Apollo
ll.ill early today.
The losu is estimated at $83,000.
AMERICAN THROUGH WYOMING
Now Making Rapid Time on Long
Trip to Paris.
Cheyenne, YVo.. March 0. After re-
cehlmc all necessiiry repairs, the
American car In the New York Paris
race left this city at 11 o'clock today
FLEET HEARD FROM
WIRELESS MESSAGE FROM THE
GEORGIA SAYS FLEET IS IN
On board the Georgia, S. p. in., via
Uiroless Telegraph. The fleet's post
tlon nt this hour is latitude 11.117
north longitude X02.01 west.
The woathor Is fine and the ships
are moving at a speed of 10 1-2 knots
The floot 'will probably roach Mag
delona Hay, March 17, two days ahead
of tho schodulo.
Tho cruise lias boon successful In
overy way and tho ships aro In perfect
Mr. nnd Mrs. II. II. Pennington
and dtiughtor. Miss Mary, arrived
homo Inst night from an extended
visit over tho South covering tho
past three mouths.
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Guthrie. Okla., March 9. St
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t: teruoon say that tho next 21
tt hours will determine the fate
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New Galatea Cloth
Wo now li.iv( a bi'iiutiful I . of tln real 1 H do jr ido"
t iALATK ('LOTH Tins is best wi-annj,' and prof
tit st afli-r hi-itur iaiindni-d of anything on tln t i itkct It
i'iy popular for Children's Spring Suits, ,ad is' Wash
Sun-, Skirts, etc We have this jroods in plan tolors,
stripes .iiul tiiruies It is a real .V jruods but o'ir (Jft
pn.-e is just ZUC
MOKli TAILORED SUITS
Today s express brought ns sonic pretty new tlrUfjs in
Suits. ( )ur suit business is better than ever bi lon Wti
luve w hut tlie Indies want. Thero was a tim whin the
ladies wen- foi'reil to bu of "peddlpfs" and pa'roi.i,'
mail order" lioiis s in order to fietwhiiL they wanl.id, but
the adv. nt of a MKMj LADIKS' KTOKH lias overt muo
tins. "Ditler has what you want" and at the pi re you
want In pay
A luoK through our Dress joods will both s irprise and
please Our White ( ioods, Lairs anil Kiiibroidoiirs must
lie seen to be appreciated
TEXANS LYNCH NEGRO
fiww i noiM i 1 1 mi i nwm ry
TA JAIL AND HANG HIM TO
Xavasotn, Texas. Marcli s -John
Campbell, a negto, charged with slash.
Ing County Commissioner .1. T. Harry
with a .knife, was taken front tho
city cnlabooso by a crowd of men
about ! o'clock Saturday night and
hanged to a telephone post. Several
shotH wore fired into the body of
tli A negro while ho was swinging.
This morning the body was cut
down, and there Is no excitement. Fol
lowing the cutting Saturday, when
much feeling was shown, the saloons
were requested to close and they
compiled with tho request.
Mr. Harry Is reported to bo rest
ing as well us could be expected.
Wo do repair work on short notlco.
Holconib & Philips, Uloctrlclans,
Phono 811. lC-lm
mini iiniiiiiii iiinnn w r mm -b r m
n m I In I II I Id Mri
A Saving of $75.00 to $1.25.00 on
Our big discount piano salo has
put tho people to thinking. It has
a number to buy. Wo aro positive-
done more than that It bus Induced
ly offering these pianos at manu
facturer's cost. Wo moan by tlwt
Just what they uro billed to this
store at by tho makers. Wo have
had them in stock too long and tho
different factories wo represent have
requested us to dispose of this stock
at oncu and to sell them at cost It
we found It necessary to do so In
order to move the pianos. So we
havo put the very lowest prlco on
them and will coutlnue these prices
until all are sold. Look here what
we aro offering.
Smith & Barnes largo size beauti
ful oak case, latest design, for 1270.
Tho regular price of this piano Is
$3G0. Tills piano represents a sav
ing to the purchaser of $90. Another
piano that appeals especially to peo
ple who know nnd appreciate mu
sical Instruments Is a Hush & Gerts
mako in mahogouy with hand carv
ed panel. You know tho old rolla
bio Hush & Gorts. Kvur)body who
knows pianos knows them. This
one Is slightly used but Is not In
jured a particle. Your most fre
quent visitor could not detect that
tt had ever been out of the store.
MURRAY WILL RETURN HO
w t i inn i i un wit.
NOT BE DROPPED WILL
I ADOPT OTHER METHODS.
Guthrie, Okla., March S. Speaki
William II. Murray nnd tho horn
commltteo on j privileges and ole
Hons returned today from Choroko
Alfalfa count V. wliern tm mien In
election contest of Murlov ngaln
Allen. 'I'li'tinti- wltnouu.ia w-.iri n
am mod but they failed to rove
the whereabouts of the ballots ca
for county and district offices
tho recent election.
were the sheriff and county Judi
who Issued tho Injunction again
ft fttt.ds .xiul.wlln..
roronls, tliil not appear.
i mi Lilian iiiiiiiii mil iti r
lenlslaturo hold court.
11 is n regular piano; sens t
where for less. Wo offer It in tl
sale nt $290. We hae one also
walnut, a beautiful case (used)
Thoro aro pianos Included in tl
stock In golden oak, Hnglish o:
fancv nnd nlnln walnut nnil nin.lv
ony nnd rosewood cases, Every o
n genulno bargain. Think of
beautiful full sized mahogouy pla
of ii standard mako guaranteed
10 years at $223. On son e of tin
IIIMLIItllinuia v vail utui'il
I.. I . ....... . 1. . .
price. The only difference,
charge a small rato of interest
deferred payments. Tho store
If you havo ever thought t1.
WJII10 UU1U JUli UUIU UllU 11' u
a piano, thin is your chanco, and
von ran to tnin niivautni-e or t
! 1 1 . . .1 . ...tl
for piano, you will most surely
with each piano,
Wo will allow out of town buy
uiuiuuu luio uihu tvu;o tur u i
tunco of CO miles as well a3 ho
nvnimses. Mall or tolecrnnh ordi
will recelvo prompt attention and
selection la left with us wo gu
anteo to please.