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I j A.PrideaCo. tftepalrs nil Klmln FARTHING BROS THE TAILORS Dyeing, Cleaning Pressing Phone 543 in a Plumbic ! Wortt niON'E 3S9 .'OLUME XII. f SII'NKY HUOOB.I I Inormiioi, I ARDMORE, END. TER., MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER Hi, 1005 i!3eion 5oc per mm number 2 n mmm fim id nf n . m . is m m in iw.ik.ib m .ar . M QUASH INDICTMENT TRONG PROBABILITY THAT DE- !l PARTMENT WILL DO SO. crelary Hitchcock However is Very (Much Opposed to Quashing In dlctmcnts Probably Because He Failed to Block Payment. jllnmes A. Coiner, who recently cumc iironi wnyiiiimion, hihiimi in a rep-1 iK'iitativp of the Aidniorelte Hint the i t-llng was prevalent hi Washington Iht n single statehood bill will pass ! fngiess t;,is winter. IK- Mated that) io Muskogee convent Inn was looked Jon an a Joke, but It waa admitted (nt tho agitation or (lie separate atehooil men may delay the passu ye the hill. IMr. Cotiir stntes that tho depart Snt will probublly dismiss the cases tnlnst MntiHlleld, Mc.Murruy and Cor !li for nl.eged Irregulnrllles In con frtlon w.ih tribal luuils. Ho states ,nt Assistant Attorney General Bus- ill, after Investigating the matter, ill recommend that the cases be, ills Issed. Concerning the cases a fecont spec 1 says that attorneys and others, prosohtlns indicted officials of the llcknsaw nation charged with de iudliiK tlit nation and disposing of indolent school warrants are bring- every possible influence to bear Washington. It Is Known that nslluld, McMurray ft Cornish, nnd vernor Johnston nave menus wnrK- In their Interests before tho de intent of justice. These persons e trying to show that there Is no Inflation for tho charges against Hit fomoys nnd governor of tho Chick- f'.w nation., and that the Indictments ro secured thTVtgh jiolltcal In ence. Mansfield, McMurray & Cornish unci fvernor Johnston were indicted on I charge that they took money out tho tribal treasury Illegally. The in tments charge that in addition 10 ir regular salary of $5,00u a year 1 $2,700 a year expense allowance, nsfleld, McMurray & Cornish, as irneys for the Chickasaw nation, ire paid cut of the tribal treasury l.iKJU, nicking a total of over v100, J paid to them out of the national ids during a. period of about flvo irs. The attorneys claim that tnis nev was nald for legltimato ser es and expenses necessarily Incur- In transacting tribal business, nut Government Inspectors and the jnd jury that Indicted the tribal prneys, illd not looi; at me matter that Hgi't. Governor Jonnston np veil tliPrfo bills, and was indicted a charge of entering a conspiracy th the law firm to tap the tribal lisury. lansllel'l. .McMurray n. uornisn are lawyers who secured a fee of $750, for representing the tribal gov ment in the cizcnshlp cases. Their llity to put a proposition through ii evidenced by tho fact that they iured the fee in spite of tho oppo on of the secretary of the interior, 'rlends of tho tribal attorneys say t Secretary Hitchcock is opposing ! quashing of the indictments alnst thi law iirm because of his lire to biock the payment of tnc yonslili) fee. It is known that the i-ntnrv It stronsl v-onnosod to set- t aside the indictments and will his Inliuonco wnn tue president have the cases prosecuted vigor lv. Tno report conies from Wash- ton thet Assistant Attorney Gen- 1 Hussell is In favor or dropping Indictments against Mansfield.. Mc rrnv & Cornish. Governor Johnston 1 Tribal Treasurer Ward and that will use his Inliuonco with Attorney Jieral Moody to that end. BOERS IN TROUBLE. exlcan Colony Disbands, and Will Com? to the United States. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 15. Tho Boer lony in Chlhiihua, Mexico, has dU tided. anJ most of, the families lmvo R, seeking new locations In the Tiin.i etntns Ahnnt the only floors X, It Is reported, nro W. IX Snyman, ISnynian end his ciiuuron. i no iai Ttv (n lrnvn the cololll' included ii. non Ylljeo'ii, his father nnd four jcr fnmtl'es, all expert farmers, who trinceu i great ueai io muvu mun livn inti.lf- ilu. Transvaal, thinking (find a row home In Moxlco. It IS lllil. IIIU Hliniiu inui-h innhllltv In obtain clear titles. m. Vlljoen Is tho victim, financially J Ing borne the burden for tho trans rtatlot. of tho families and tno crec . nf inmost In the colony. he Federal government oi aiexico been appealed to. Ma Nerds a Bath. i.rol.f.lltnii'ii In.. Oct. 1-4. Be iise, ns tho plaintiff alleges, her Lhfiml. lino nnt. bathed 'or twenty- ii years, nnd brags of tho fact, kk trwinv niofi n noiiTion lur uivuruu, F..'lfD tihrnr1v fit RftVCIl mlnOf w nana nu f - - lldren and $8,000, or ono-third of defendant's property. R.nrrn. Mnrtnn Ftealans. ilnr tins llprn igSUCd at tllO liomi nfTicoH nf ihe Katv system in Louis; annoupcing tho appomimeni V. o.l I loir fit ni-nnt KlirrPPlllnlT Ot'O b'rton, rv-lRned. Tho appointment I h .it... rptiA nAW pnnnrrtl ..nnor ni'irni linn been eastern fcnt of the company at New York y for tho past eitren years. HAS NEW EYELIDS. Rjmarkable Operation Performed at Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 15. A most i . inurl-.able surgical operation hits been performed at Mount Carmel Hos pital In which a man hns been given a new set of lower eyelids, and un ex amination made today for tho first time since tho work wns done prom ised that it will be entirely successful. Last February, W. U. Korr of No. South I'earl street, was caught in a gas explosion, In which he was badly burned about tho face and head, ind In which his lower eyelids wore lest almost entirely. Some time ago an aitempt was mndo to replace those, imi was unsuccessful. Another trial was made. The now lids wore formed '.)) grafting skin from Kerr's arm. The eyelids were then sewed and b.imlaged. Yestordf.y when the bandages wore iViuovod It was fijund posslblo to rpmovo the stitches from ono eyo, and those from the other eye were romov ed today. Mr. Kerr's evt-s have not suffered, and after his entlro recovery fr6m t.ie operation they will be as good as new again. DEWEY ON THE SERVICE AJDMIRAL SAYS AMERICAN OFFI CERS ARE TOO OLD. Predlctc Dlraster Unless Younger Men Are Given .Command of Ships, Citing Civil War Naval Offi cers as an Example. Washing'"!!, Oct. 15. The Tost to day prints an interview with Admiral George Devey, in which ho declares that the officers of tho American navy above the lank of lieutenants are as a rule too old for the grades they oc cupy. The admiral continued: "The nation will assuredly meet with disaster In a naval war unless younger men nro given command of the ships cf our navy. "Continuing the older men In com mand of t! ? ships of tho navy would be a certain menace to the country. In the event of a war we would sec In all probability a repetition of tho deplora ble events which occurred In the nrst year of the civil war. Old men. for the most part, were In command of the Federal ships when hostilities be tween the North and South broke out. Tho officeri then were older, by the way, than those who nro now In com mand' In our navy. You remember that disaster followed disaster and it was not until younger men were placed In command of our fighting vcssles that victories succeeded reverses." SHC. GOT REVENGE. Methodist Minister Loses Job for Kissing Woman. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 15. The Hols- ton conference of. the M. K. Church, South, in session at Urtstnl, suspend ed Dr. W. W. Hicks for six months on recommendation of a trial com mittee which found him guilty of con duct unbecoming a minister, in that no accepted a dare and kissed a lady. This was two or three years ago and the lady mane no complaint, it Is said, until recently, when she become of fended nt the minister in some way. Statehood Situation at Hugo. Hugo, I. T., Oct. 15. (Special. In this locality Interest In the state hood propogandu seems to be waning. Ten days ngo local pride for tho loca tion of the county seat aroused tho business interests of Hugo to tako a little stock in the Senuoynh move ment, lint Hie absolute hopelessness of the cause has caused them all to lose Interest. The fact Is sentiment in Hugo always has been and still Is ovcr-.whelmingly in favor of single statehood and nothing but the destro to got thi? county seat would ever have uroiued even passing Interest In scparato rtatehood. Ft. Towson, Sawyer and Grant nro all asplruuia for seat of government of this Hitch cock conn v. Tho letter of Senator Beverldgo to Attorney Bledsoe which appeared In Friday's Ardmorolto has had n marked offect on those who be lleve In "tho sacrednoss of the treat les." SHAW'S FUTURE PLANS. Will Become Head of Three Financial Institutions When Leaves Cabinet. Denlson. Iowa, Oct. 15. When Sec retary I-eslls M. Shnw leaves tho cab Inet in tho spring lie will becomo the head of three financial Institutions in Iowa, nnd ho hopes through his great acnualntnr.ee among financiers every where, to mnko his Iowa banks tho largest in tho west. Mr. Shavf now controls tho bank of Denlson. This Institution will go out of buslneS3, nnd Instead of a national bank, a savings bank and a loan and trust company will bo organized with Mr. Shaw at tho head. Ho will devote hbtiattentlon to these Institutions when ho comes .bock to Iowa and his friends hero say 'ho has refused offers from several eaalcrn banks this fall. Purchasing Cotton Land. Dallas. Tox., Oct. IB. Tfie Reverend James Phelan, a priest of Kansas City, Mo., and tno Ileverend. Joan I'tieian, who 'is In chnrgo of a Catholic church at Marcii3, la., arc In Dallas for tho purpose, It .i said, of purchasing about 55,000 acres of la.nd In San Patricio county, to bo devoted to raising cot ton, Tho object is to supply the Irish mills with cotton tn order to ryIro the rnnnufacturlng industries In Ire land. LOW RECORD OF FEVER FALLS BELOW ANY PREVIOUS DAY OF EPIDEMIC. Believed that Disease Is Dying Out. Reasons to Believe an Early Lift ing of Qauarantlne and Modi fying of Restrictions. New Orleans, I-n., Oct. 15. Official yellow fever reports to fi p. m today: New cusee, 3. Total cases to date, a,31i. Deaths, 3. Total deaths to date 131. Now foci. 2. Under treatment, 1 13. Discharged, 2,710. For th.' first time tdncc the fever started In tho city tho number of now eases reported Is below ten, with the number of deaths extremely ntuall for this stnge of the epidemic. While nine cases aiv sported, one of the cases could not possibly bo yellow fever, the record having been made before this fact wns hiado known, m there are in re-ility only eight new cases. The report is ngaln remarkable In that only three of the new cases aro below Civiiil street. Theer nro two in Algiers and tho rest nro uptown. All three of tho deaths were uptown. During the last five days thero havo been only eighty-four cases reported, as against 108 for the preceding live days, and 1?2 for the Ave days before that. Dr. White returned from his confer ence with the Mississippi health au thorities and Gov. Vardaman, and while nothing definite wns accomplish ed In the matter of raising tpiaran tines, Dr. White says that ho found the Mississippi 'authorities most friendly nnd fully nllvo to the truo situation, ind he expressed much con fidence In the hope that It would not bo long bfiore Mississippi would re move the quarantine. The repoits from the country were very light, most of them consisting In the statement that there wore no now cases. Those reporting cases were; Hanson City, 1 new cases. Now Iberia, 1 new case; t death. Talluln'i, L new cases. WONT SIT WITH CLAYTON. Arkansas Governor Declines to Recog nize Republican Leader. Utile Rock, Ark., Oct. 15. Gov- ernor Jeff ei son Davis made n state ment today setting forth his Inten tions relative to tho reception and .en tertainment of President Hoiyevelt hero on (M. 25. Ho says: "I shall bo licro and shall perform any service I can In the recoptlon of the president his drive to Fort I gan H. Ho'it and his reception nt tho city park but tho committee and my self disagreed as to some features of theefrtertalnment of the president at lunchon. Tho committee insisted that I sit nt the table, with General Powell Cliyton, and this I declined to do." Tho oxoeutlvo committee represent ing tho Board of Trade of this city In the arrangements for tho president's visit will hold n meeting Monday and an amlcab'.j adjustment 6t the differ ences Is said to bo probable. General Powell Clayton of Eureka Springs Is a member of the reception commltteo which will meet tho presi dent on his arrival nt Little Hock nnd will remain with him until his de parture. He was ambassador from tho United States to Mexico ftlr eight years up to last April and has been the Republican leader In Arkansas for thirty-five jcars. IT WILL CURE GANGERS INJECTION OF RADIUM USED SUC CESSFULLY AGAINST DI3EASE. Five Persons Cured In Fowler Hospital In New York Out of .Six Patients. Marked Distinct Advance In the Medical Knowledge. New York, Oct. 15. That flvo per sons hnvo been cured of cancer at the Fowler Hobpital by the use of radium coatings on celluloid rods Inserted into the -diseased parts, was tho substance of a paper read Saturday night by Dr, William 11. Dleffeubach, United States delegato to tho International medical congress at The Hague, before tho Homcopathetlc Medical Society of tne county of New York. In only ono of six cases which lie treated, Dr. Dloffenbach said, his effort met with defeat. In that caso tho dis ease was tar advanced. Dr. Dieffen bach described his treatment In detail It consists cf dipping celluloid or hard rubber rod) Into a solution of salts of radium. Those rods aro then Inserted Into Incisions made in tumors. Tho ef fect of the radio activity, he said, was to destroy tho diseased tldsue. There are some hopeless cases, where the growths havo spread over large areas. Prof. Hugo IJe'bcr of this city has been experimenting in Injecting ra ilium Into tho tissues without tho use of rods or sheets of celluloid. Ho said that three cases of tumor and cancer, had been treated with remarkable sue cess: This marked n distinct ' ail varico In medlcnl knowledge Though nt present Hie subject was vague, they hoped soon to havo more light. Our stock of wn toons Is tho best. UIVENS, COIUIN & FKESLUT. NEGROES WILL TAKE ACTION WILL HOLD MEETING AT EDNA IN MONK GIBSON CASE. The Young Negro is Condemned, Other Negroes Express Their Belief In Guilt of Culprit In Signed Statement of Position. Udna, Texas. Oct. 15. As Indica tive of tho fe. lings of some of the representative negroes of Jackson county, the following call has boon Issued, towlt: "To the Colored People of Jackson County Ureetlngs: On the 28th tiny of Soptombet. 1005, Mrs. J. F. Condlt, a highly imported white lady, and her four children, one a girl 12 years old. was murdered and outraged by stiuio person or persons near ICdna. Monk Gibson, a 17-yenr-old negro boy. now lango'shes in the county Jail. We aro tumble lo say whether this boy. Monk (lliHtui. is the sole nnd only per petrator of tills horrible crime or not, but wo do know from his own lips that ho wns there and knows, or ought to know, in lenM. who It was . that committed this foul nnd diabolical murdor mid outrage. Uvery means has been ued to get him to tell who the guilty parties are. If some one else besides himself committed tho of fense, nnd .o far ills lips are sealed. The secret Is bound up In his own bosom and there can bo but one con clusion reached ami that Is that Monk Gibson Is the sole nnd only perpetra tor of the clinic, or else he Is aiding and abottii.g others of whom ho fears more than the law and even the mob, by not telling. Now, therefore, the tlmo Is at hand when we, tho colored people, must take a stand for law and order or s.i.: to tho world that wo are against law and order. Therefore, wo make this call for a public meeting it the courthouse In Wdna at 2 p. m Saturday, the 21st day of October, 1003. In order that we may take such steps as will assure our white friends and neighbors that we will help put down nny and all kinds of lawlessness, especially Mich as hns bad a tendency to make mob law possible In our glor ious country, and we cull on all tho good colored rsoplo who are with us to meet wljii us, guy daniki-s, "NOAH HODGK, "DAVIS BIIOOKS, "C. A. HOUSTON. '.I. W. CAIttnOHAEL," As proof that tlie negroes of Jack son county have not been mistreated during tlu irrnvo conditions that havo confronted tho people the past fow days stranscrs In the city noted and commented upon the fact that the town was full today, of the members of that raca, going nboiit in a happy, hearty way and doing their trading us usual on Scturdays. MARSDEN. Special Correspondence. Mnrsden. 1. T Oct. 11. Wo had ii nice shower of rain last night, but it did not damnge cotton to any extent. The cotton crop is light In this vic inity. Tho corn crop Is an avcrngo one. Our gin Is getting up toward tho 200 mark. The singing school closed last even ing with singing oxcrclsoi1, whlc.i wero largely attended and onjoyed by all. John Lord and wife havo returned from Texas, whoro Mrs. Iord wns call. ed to the bedside of her sick fatlior, Mr. Uird purchased n homo while there and will move to Texas. .1. W. Sp'.awn has moved to Okla homn. Our school Is progrosslni-jilcely under tho msnngojnent of Prof. T. u. Felts. The New Hopo singing class will convene with the Marsden singing class next "iindny afternoon and spond three hours In nralso service, wl. Prof. FarrlE of Dallas as loader and Mlsg Magglo Moran, organist. An election will bo hold hero on the 7th of Novombor to vote on tho separate statehood Question. Some think ilint soparato statehood means to come in with Oklahoma. ROOSEVELT SELECTS NEGRO. Indianapolis Colored Man to be Made Minister to Haiti. Washington, Oct. 15. The reslgna- nf U'llllim I." lnu.-rll nu ITnttllll States minister to Haiti has been sub mitted to tho president and accepted. As his successor tho president has determined upon Dr. W. H. Furnlss of Indianapolis, a prominent negro, Dr Furnlss Is the present Consul to mWn. Brazil .'110 will aiuino nis duties as Minister to Haiti about Nov. 15. Inrrasr of niiftlne nt Huno. Hugo, I. T Oct. 15. (Special. 'mere nas ueen a wonueriui increase In t.nclnnttc fn Mm A JC- P rilvfttrin of the Frisco tho last fow months, its good meets are noticeably ieu uero nt tho division. The last month thero havo been added flvo' .new engines. There aro from three to five extras run out of her each way every day. A nlrtlil ciujttr1i nnirlnn hill! lippn nil. ded to tho local switching and stU tno J ii run ; io in u coninuiu siuiu ui congestion. Emblems, badges and buttons nt the Nev Jortotj 9tore, Walter O. Dean, prop. 15-6 AGAINST SEQUOYAH. Large Masi Meeting at Tulsa Advises Territory Votero. Tulsa, I. T Oct. 15. At a large mass meeting here a Joint single state hood club wns organized with II. H. Clint president and W. II. Kandolph secretary. By a rising and iiiiaiilmous vote n resolution was adopted urging all tho voters of Tnlmt anil Indian Territory as well, to stay nwny from the polls Nov. 7, th. dny set rir voting u tho adoption of the tfeipioynh constitution. A petition was started which will bo circulated throughout the territory to nscertuln by signatures tho sentiment for Joint statehood. This petition will be presenttd lo congress at the next session. ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION. Two Shots Fired at Brazilian Gover nor of State, Ulo De .tnnlero. Urnsll. Oct. 1(5. A diwpatch from Ilnhlu says that a man nnnied Antonio Francisco Yagunco II rod two revolver shots at Governor of Slate Senor Jose ,Mnrcellno de Sou- a, wouinllt.fc liim slightly. ADMIRAL TOCO WORSHIP HIS VISIT TO TEMPLE CREATES PROFOUND IMPRESSION. The Result of Example Veneration of Aneesto-3 Will be Given Fresh Stlmuljs, Especially In Navy Faith In Former Report. Toklo, Oct. 15. The news tnat Vlco Admit nl Togo worshiped nt Ize Temple is ci eating n profound Impres sion. , , It Is belie d the act will furnish a lasting ox-iiuplo in national religious education M'd thai ancestral worship will be given fresh stimulation, espec ially In Uk a i in y and navy. Admiral To;o has shown his Implicit fnlth In whit', no said In his report of the great i.nviil battle, when he at tributed the Jnpanese victory to tho protection tf the spirits of Imperial ancestors. Toklo, Oct. 15. Baron Haynshl, who was Interviewed by a Jl Jl representa tive at OsaU'i, said that the uprisings In Korea are. not serious, tho Irregu lar mobs being without a leader. He (1 tela red I'.nt tho peninsula is now practlcnlly- -a dependency of Japan. Adequate ccplio! and wise foresight would certainly develop the nntural resources of the country nnd make Korea the touico of considerable wealth. Baron Hnyashi ai rived here today. Toklo, Oct. 15 It Is believed that the government lias sent un order to Mnnchuriiiii headauartors to com mence the evacuation of Japanese troops Oct. 10. It Is said that Japan will effect n completo withdrawal of her troops In six months. THE RACE FOR ATTORNEY. Judge Humphrey Gets Into Racing Harness In Earnest. Asslstnnt United Stntes District At torney Hiimpirey was hero yesterday, having come from Ada to spend Sun day In Ardmore. Judge Humphrey was emphatic in his declaration that ho was it candidate lo succeed W. B. Johnson for tho office of United Stntea district rttorney. Asked whether ho would milks the the race, ho stated that ho would go Into tho light In earnest and that ho had received considerable encourage ment In the past two weeks. It inuy bo said that Mr. Humphrey was uuam what handienpped. While other earni!' dates wero busy securing' endorse incuts ho vas looking after the Inter est of the govornmont. He ptatet' ho would make no effort for tho position until he ltnrned absolutely tha. Mr, Johnson would not itin. Judgo Humphrey will now 30 bo fore tho peeplo and nsk for endorse ments for tho place. The fact that ho lias mndo n splendid record during the past several years that ho hns boon connected with tho office as aaslidBiit will be of feat advantngo to him. He Is eminently fitted for tho place. Ho knows, tho Ins and outs of tho office and his ability cannot bp questioned. Thereforo pis candidacy will bo of special Interest to a largo number In the Chickasaw nation. In tho soloctlon of an available man for thb placo tho oxecutlvo commltteo will also consid er fully tho merits of tho candidates. Hon. Henry M. Carr, also a candi date for the position, was In tho city yosterday In the Interest of his can didacy, Ho states that ho has a largo number of endorsements. Mr. Carr i? making a clean fight. In fact, tho race will bo free from personalities, Howev er hot It may bo. THE MNGRATEFUL JAPS. Strong Force of Troops Necessary to Protect Baron Komura. Toklo, Japan, Oct. 1C Baron Ko mura, foreign minister, who acted as chief peace plenipotentiary for Japan, nrrlved hero today from tno unuo.i States, ills reception at the railroad stntlon wns hot enthusiastic. Thoso present being principally government dignitaries. Tho streots wero strongly uusrdcd bv troom!. nollce nud gou , darmes, Tho baron drove to tho paj ace tn an imperial carriage. . Coupon Books. ' Just received a new shipment of 110. Coupon Books nt the Ardmurclte Twonty-flYe cents per dozn. tf KILLING AT CORNISH HARRIS THOMPSON, CHICKASAW KILLED BY LUTHER WISE. Sunday Morning Tragedy Wise Sur renders o Officers and Is Placed In Ardmore Jail Men Had Had j Quarrel Previous. Early Sunday nioriilim llnrrls Thotupyioii, aged 20 years. Was shot nr.-1 iMiio" instantly kllletl by Luther vUe. n v. 1 1 known resident of n.it pl.iee mi l engineer at Dulnnoy's yin. Shoitly artir the deed was commuted Wise miiTi-ndered to Deputy Marshal Jones at Coinlsh. The defendant wns placed In Jail here yesterday after noon. He alleges ihat ho jhot Thomp son In self deruimo. It seems from the best Information obtainable that tho two men. who were apparently on the best or terms, had a difficulty a few hours previous to the killing, In which Wise struck 'lhoinpHon it number of blows because of nlleged ipltetlis made by the hitter. It was statist that tho men wore In Cornish the evening before tho killing, and that Thompson asked Wise for something dr.lnk. Tho latter stnted that hu did not have anything nnd words between them passed which re sulted lit a light, in which Thompson got the worse of the encounter. Deputy Marshal Jores, who was In town look ing for son! parties that had been do ing some promlsclnus shooting, took Thompson homo and told blm to stay there. WUj was acting, It Is said, as a peace officer for Jones that evening. No further trouble between tho men wns nnllclpnted. Wise, In company with a friend, started to his home. When the two reached tho gato Thompson, ll Is slated, camo up nnd Inquired where Wise was. At nny rato II Is alleged that Thompson, who hnd a shot gun, fired once nt Wise who Jumped into n small ravine, ami re turned ilu fire. Thompson was struck above tho heart and (II til In a tan minutes. Ills gun was found close-by where he fell. Deputy Mnrshnl Jones stnted that It had been discharged once. The weapon used by the slayer was 11 Colls' -It calibre. An examination revealed Mm fact that It had been shot several times, Thompson, who wns killed, was a well known Chickasaw Indian nnd 'bast a wife HIh parents nnd n sister reside In Cornish nnd are highly respected. Mr. WIbq Is ulso married nnd ho has n splendid leputntlon. Tho oxiimlnlng trial .if hold this morning beforo CummiLi.loncr Bob nctt and the prisoner wns discharged on the grounds that ho committed tho act In self defence. There wero a num ber of Cornish peoplo In tho city to attend the trial. In behalf of tho pris oner who is a popular man In his com munity and has many friends. ANOTHER EDNA NEGRO HIKES OUT COUNTY CONVICT TURNED LOOSE TO TRAIN DOGS. Eludes His Pursuers and Gets Away. Made Gocd His Escape Practice Indulged In by Captain Mc Donald and Rangers. Kdnn, Tex., Oct. 15. Captain Mc Donald relumed tonight ntter buying spent tho best portion of tho day try ing to recapturo n county convict whom ho hnd taken out for tho pur poso of ii'iug him in exercising his trained dogs. Tho negro, nftor getting out from town a fow miles, was given a shirt of ti c dogs, and the latter wero put em his trail. Thoy followed the trail very readily until they got 60 hot that tin y had to be pulled off. ll was evident nt tho tlmo that tho nogro lial taken ndvnntngo of tho trust reposed In him and hiked out for a far country. When last heard of ho was ten miles from Edna, in tho di rection of Bay City, and wns traveling faster than a locomotive The negro was serving out a lino of $123 fo' aiding nnd abetting tho cscnpo of a person accused of crime, and hul served only about threo weeks. Ho had boon made to work about tho Jail yaid over slnco tho soldiers first camo lo town, and, having here tofore showed no inclination to es cape, it was thought that ho could bo trusted upon tho present occasion. PLANS OF INTERURBAN. Vice President Croslen at Chlckasha to Arrange for Right of Way. Chlckasha, I. T., Oct. 1C W. T. Croslen, vice president of tho Washita Valloy Interurban Hallway Company, arrived hero today to begin making arrangomentts for right of way from this city to Pauls Valloy. Ho states that within fifteen days work will begin on tho line from Tishomingo to Sulphur, nnd ns soon as this part is finished the line wll bo built from Tishomingo to Denlson, Teias. ' 1 I Within two years tho company ex pecte to, htivo Its lino Jn operation from Anadarko, Okln., to Sheroveport. La. It Is to be an electric system, pow-' or being ohtnlnod from' tho AVnshlta nnd other streams. Tho coinynuy will ask for a traa chlse for u street railway system Bore..