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&tbmt tilt. VOLUME XII. SIDNEY "JUaOB,! I PBorsmtOB, ARDMORE, INI). TER., FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1905. S38SGPJ.PII0H 5DC PER I0IIBI NUMBER 241 THE DINNERS' REPORT CENSUS BUREAU SAYS 9,282,191 DALES TO DECEMBER 13. Figures Sired Up and the Apparent Discrepancy In the Agricultural Department Estimate Explain ed Away 500-Pound Bale. Washington, Dec. 21. Tno stnto ments of the ginners' report Issuoil by tho Census bureau this aftornoon shows that In tho states of Georgia, North Carolina anil South Carolina, and In tho territory of Oklahoma, moro cotton bales have been turned out of tho sins than the agricultural department's statistical board esti mated would bo raised In Uioso states and In that territory during tno wliolc season. This Is tho part, of tho census bu reau roport which is apt to recolvo most attention from tho critics of tho agricultural department. In tho stato of Georgia tho excess of tho amount ginned over tho cstlmato Is CC.O0O bales. In North Carolina 53,149, In Sounth Carolina 47,770, and In Okla homa 25.505. At tho corresponding data last year 91.2 per cent of tho crop had been ginned In Georgia, 87.9 In Nortn Carolina. 91.S In South Carolina, and 85.1 in Oklahoma. If tho ginners report represented no larger percentage of tho crop than tho report for the corresponding date last year did of that year's crop, there would bo perhaps a greater discrep ancy than could bo accounted for by the clrcumstanco that tho ginners' re ports aro counted In running bales, whllo tho department estimate Is on tho basis of 500-pound bales. But it Is gonerally admitted that tho crop Is moro nearly ginned now than that of last year was at tho corresponding dote, nnd Uio difference In weight of tho balos is expected to reiluco tho discrepancy to Insignificant figures'. Thoro aro somo who think that, It proper allowanco Is made. It will bo seen that the department's cstlmato has been rnther over than under tho actual" figures. A comparison of tho report -and the ostlrnato ns a whole suggests that the department has not directly underestimated tho crop, If nt an., Tho total of tho cstlmato made Doc. 11 was 10,1G7,818 bales and today's census bureau roport shows a total of 9.282,101 .iales ginned up to Dec. 13. At this tlmo last year 89 per cent of tho crop had boon ginned. Tho preponderance of opinion Is that tho perccntago ginned so far thi3 year is greater, but if it wns only tno amo. today's report would Indicate a crop of about 10,300,000 balos in round figures, or nbout 150,000 moro than tho estimate. As tho avorago weight of tho actual bales marketed Is less than COO pounds, tho weight which the, depart ment uses in making Its estimates, the roport issued today Is regarded as rathor sustaining tho vlows of those who havo Insisted that the department has not overestimated tho crop. WITHDRAW FROM OKLAHOMA. Farmers' Union of Indian Territory Take Action Temporary Officers. Tho Farmers' Union of Indian Ter ritory, comprising sovoral thousand members, will separate from tho Ok lahoma organization. This doc'Islon was reached at a meeting of loading members of tho body recently held. Tho alleged reason for tho with 'drawal Is not known. Howovcr, It Is stated, that sonn dissatisfaction has existed for somo tlmo among the In dian Territory members. It Is al leged that Oklahoma was receiving moro benoflt out of tho organization than Indlnn Territory and that the latter could accomplish moro by with drawing. Under tlio charter, It Is said, this was nermlssable, although It is rumored that Oklahoma will pro test against this action of tho mem bers residing In Indian Torrltory. Dr. LoMay, who is Interested In tho work of tho Farmers' Union,, It Is stated, will champion tho intorost of tho members living In tho territory should nn effort bo mado by Oklaho ma to provent them withdrawing. Now mpmbors aro being taken In and In each recording district tho popularity of "tho organization Is growing. Tho following temporary ofTicors havo been elected' to serve until Uio next moating which will bo hold In South McAlester January 17, when permanent organization will bo ef fected. President. I). E. Mobley, Aeolhn; vlco president T. T. Wooten, Keller; secrotary and treasurer. F. G. Bob orts, Orr; door-keeper, M". C. Dyo, Orr. Ttov. M. F. Veal of Woodford will act as chaplain for tho tlmo being. It was stated that W. H. Keltno. of Leon would bo tho stato organlzor. Tho hcadnuartors for tho Indian Territory body has not boon solected, this will bo dono at tho meeting hold In South McAlester. Why not Ard moro? Coa&ts Swept By Storms. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 21. Tho Vir ginia nnd North Carolina coasts were 'swept by ono of tho most sovero storms of tho year last night nnd this morning. ' No disasters havo boon reported either from Capo Henry, Va., or Capo Hattoras, N. C, but this absence of bad news doos not allay fears for shipping at sea. DENIED TRANSMISSION, Muskoqce Times Held Un by Stren uous Postmistress of That Burn. Muskogee. 1. T.. Dec. "1. Tlin mall edition of Uio Muskogco Evening nines was thrown out of the malls by .Miss Alice Ilobortson, postmis tress, becauso tho edition contained a local notlco that tho young society mines or tno town wcro raflllng on two boxes nt Un theater for n min strel show given by Uio young ladles for tho benefit of a charity hospital fund. The postmlc tress throw tho pa pers out becauso sho nllouos It is a violation of tho postal law forbidding papers In tho malls when they contain advertisements of lotteries. This Is tho second occurienco of tho kind, tho Muskogeo .Phoenix having been thrown out of Uie mnlls becauso It contained the names of ladles who won prizes nt a card party. ELECT NATIONAL AGENT. E. A. Chapman Will Collect One Per Cent Tax for Chlckasaws. Tho Chickasaw legislature ndlourn od today at 10 o'clock a. in., until Jnn, 29. Tho last Important action that was taken was to elect n special ii.t tlonal agent, upon whom devolves tho duty of collecting tho tax of ono per cent from non citizens doing business in tho Chickasaw nation. Tho logls laturo met In Joint session for tho purpose of electing tho abovo named officer. Thero wcro several candidates for the place, but the choice of tho legislature was E. A. Chapman to succeed D. H. Colbert. Tishomingo News. IS PROBABLY MURDERED DEATH VALLEY SCOTT THOUGHT TO BE KILLED FOR MONEY. His Mule Came Into Camp Riderless, saddle Pierced With Bullets and Blood on the Blanket Search Is Being Made for Body. l&s Angeles, Dec. 21. It Is now confidently believed that Walter scott, tho cowboy miner who latoly attracted such widespread attention through his lavish scattering of money ami various spectacular epi sodes, has ocon murdered In Death Vnll oy. On Decomber 1 ho loft his inlno In Death Valley, riding a mulo and car rying with him $1,800 nnd two repeat ing rifles. According to tho Iottor received by Hoi King. Scott's mana ger In this city, from Scott's brother, William, at Bennett's Wolls, tho min or's mulo galloped riderless Into camp thoro on Decomber 7, with tho saddle pierced with bullets and the blankets and saddle covered with blood. Today Mug telegraphed $1, 000 reward to Darstow and Hull Frog for tho recovery of Scott's body. King Is satisfied that Scott has been murdered for his money some where in Uio desert. Already n thor ough search for tho miner hns been Instituted In Death Valloy and ll'.i.'oughout Funreal .Mountain",. Scott's brother, accompanied by Shank Morrlcks, a well known desert scout, went back on tho trail of tho minor's mulo for fifty miles nftor It camo into camp, but a terribla sand storm finally wiped out all traco and their w'ator supply having become exhausted, tho men were compelled to return to camp. Iatpr thoy started out ngal.i and tho search is being continued. MILLION DOLLAR DOWRY. Senator Clark Settles that Amount on Each Grandchild. San Frnnclsco, Cal., Dec. 21. A daughter was born today to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Clark of Swi Mateo. As soon as tho birth of tho child was nunouncoil hor grandfather sent word that ho would scttlo upon hor a dow ry of $1,00,000. Tho senator established tho preced ent of giving $1,000,000 to each of his grandchildren at birth sovoral years ago when n child was born to Mr. nnd Mrs. William A. Clark, Jr. Mutual Life Records Missing. Now York. Doc, 21. Discovery was mado yesterday, according to tho Hoi ald, that books of record which should show In detail tho transac tions of tho Mutual Life Insuranco company's supply department while it was under tho management of An drow C. Flolds, havo been destroyed or stolen from tho safo In which tho department records aro kept. State of New Mexico. Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. The latest statehood bill that has struck congress has just como from Wil liam II. Androws, tho dolegato from Now Moxlco. It provides for tho creation of a separate stato out of tho torrltory of Now Moxlco to bo called Now Mexico, and asks for ad mission Independent of any other territory or territories seeking to Join tho union of states. It has been referred to tho committee on. terri tories, which has other troublos. J TVhelr Respective Functions. . "What aro yen hero for?" asked tho second hand of tho.ponduliiin. "I'm hero .to mnko this motion," ro piled Uio pendulum, "Well, i'm horo to second your mo tion," 'replied tho mlnuto hand.' ' Just then tho clock struck, nrtiVNia hour hand remarked that thoy would now havo Uie reading of tho minutes of the last meotlrg. DARK OUTLOOK FOR SOPER LEAVES WASHINGTON WITH A TAINTED RECORD. Barred From the White House The Department of Justice Has Ceas ed to Love Him Forced to Withdraw Endorsements. Washington, D. C, Doc. 22. (Spe cial.) IMIny Sopor, national commit, toemnn for Indian Territory, has loft Washinxton lor Muskogco with nn In consistent If not tainted record, lor not only has ho becomo persona inn gratia nt tho Whlto Houso, but tho department of Justice, too, no longe- jimub mm. sopor wns not only too loquacious, but whllo horo played ii gamo of politics which seriously com promised lilm In tho oyes of tho nd ministration. Ills sunnort nf Mnrrij Humphrey nnl lotor Henry Corr jf rams valley for United Stntes nttnr torney for tho Southern district has been moro harmful than assist mco to thoso candidates. Soper Is charged with Inslneailtv nnd graft, nnd boforo leaving tho cliy was prncucanv forced to withdraw his endorsements of nil men stanllng for appointment In tho Iiw'lan Terri tory. lntlinm's appointment ns atlo-noy ior mo central district is strictly at tributed to Judgo Clayton, who Im pressed upon the president tlio ad vlsablllty of standing by the organi zation which was supporting Latham. Tho now attorney Is a Fort Smith mnn who loft Arkansas to becomo clerk to Judgo Clayton In tho Indian Territory. The truth Is. President Roosevelt In tho presenco of Attorney Genenl Moody, promised Tom Hunter of Atoka, nnd somo of tho president's Hough Itlder Indians, that Wllklna would bo ro-appomtod, nnd that mat ter having oeen decided, tho presi dent asked about affairs In the South ern district. Hui'ter replied thqi thoy and his frlcrds knew very l.'tllo but mentioned Judge Clayton ns A mnn whoso word could bo dcpando-1, on. Clnyton was called to Washing,, ion wun ino result aoovo mentioned As to Uio situation In tho Southern district It Is In statu quo, according to Judgo Clayton, and will not bo tnk en up nnd settled until tho return of Senator Long to tho city next wool;. Tho nature of tho understanding reached at tho Whlto IIono Is n volled secret nnd Is a irter of con jecture. A logical conclusion of things would probably bo that a trndo has boon mado. whoroby Humphrey will uo dropped nnd an outsider chosen in succeed Johnson. That It will bo somo other man than Allen Is reasonably ccrtnln. Humphrey snld today that ho had only begun to fight. POOR MAUD WAS SHOT. After the Wagonload of Fireworks Had Exploded Behind Herj Houston. Tex., Dec. 21. A wagon load of flroworkti, moving from tho wholesalo establishment of Chnrles Helm, was accidentally touched off In tho business center last night. Tho spoctaclo that ensued wns most brilliant and wa progressive, ns It stretched over ten blocks of stroot. Sovernl runnwnys of rigs followo 1 and peoplo In the street ran as though for Uiolr lives. Tho wngon was drawn by a gray Tiiulo, and with tho first outburst It began running with all speed. Tho load was mado up of eeyo.-al hundred romnn can dles. vnrlous kinds of firecrackers, including giant crnckors. There were also negro-chasers, splnwheels, sky rockets nnd tho llko. Tho combus tion resulted from a clgavctto stub which tin negro companion of tho driver unthinkingly tossed back of him. It fell on a. packago of colored light powdors, and tlio disturbance nt onco began. Tho two men on tho wngon wero burned and ono hurt in falling. Sev eral persons wore struck witli sky rockets and slightly Injured. Tho wngon was complotoly demolished. Tho mulo was singed from' head to foot and so much injured that It was killed To alleviate Its sufferings. Another Toy Pistol Victim. Houston, Tox.. Dec. 21. 'Whllo Chrlstmns shopping In a toy storo Mrs. O. Noland picked up toy pis tol and whllo examining It tho weap on went off, shooting out her daugn ter's rjght eyo. It is supposed somo careless boy had previously handled tho toy and had loaded It with a blank cartrldgo. . Positions Abolished. Tho following positions In tho freight traffic department of tho Rock Island havo been abolished: J, A Hnnloy of Chicago, general livestock agent; IT. H. Scverns of Chicago, As sistant general freight ngentj Jon. Whl.td of Ablleno, Kan., livestock agent; O. P. Ilyers of Hutchinson, Kan., division frolght ngpnt; J. P. Fopgel of Hutchinson, traveling freight agent; Don F. Davis of Okla homa City, llvestpckngont. Loses Both Arms and Leas. . Paris, Tox., Doc. 21. Whllo a brakeman named Willis, on 'the Arkansas-nnd Choctaw road, was mak ing a coupling last night nt a point bolwen Hugo, nnd Mndlll, I. T., his foot was cnught In n frog nnd ho wns run over and lnd both arms and legs cut off. Ho died this morning. GREAT STRIKE HAS BEGUN TIE-UP COMPLETE AT MOSCOW ANO SPREADING. Revolutionary Sentiment Growing. Lender of Workmen Council Ar rested and Placed In Jail. New Leaders in Control. St. Potorsburg, Dec. 21 Since noon today tho streets havo been till ed with troops nnd especially tho In dustrial sections. Tho rnllroad sta tions me in possession of the mili tary. Wholesalo arrests of tho leaders of the workmon wore mado last night. It Is reported that the pollco Includ ed In their ennturos tho mombors of the second Worknions Council, who wero placed In tho fortress of St. Pel it nnd St. Paul with tho monibors or Hie select council, who wbre arrost od Saturday night. A third council, however, took tho pla-e of tho second. Tho League of I.engiies has issued nn appeal to tin public asking for lib nil support of tho olotnrlat, which Is bearing tho brunt of tho struggle for tlio emancipation of tho nntlou. The nppeal says there Is bound to bo niuch privation, ttnrvntlon nnd oven death from cold, nnd not only asks for mntcrlal aid, but proposes the In a'Sgurntlon of freo dining rooms for workmen In nil parts of tho city. Moscow Is already cut oft from St. Petersburg and with tho provinces generally there hns been no commu nication this morning. According to tho latest Information the Llthunlan Insurrection has ox-ten-led Into tho province of Vitebsk, across tho borders of Llvonln. At Koktinhuson tho chief of pollco anil his nsslstnnts wero tried by a revolutionary trlunnl nnd executed The Insurrectionists had fortified the town by throwing up intrench monts l,chlnd which thoy dug pits. They also had In position the machine gunr, recently enptured by thorn. Tho trendies wero taken by storm, both sides losing heavily. The latest Information from Khnrk oft says that 10,000 revolutionaries nro under arum ua'd more troops aro being concentrnted for the purpose of recapturing tho city. Wnrsaw. Dec. 22. Tho order of the governor gcnoral was gazetted hero today establishing mnrtlal law In all of tho ton governments of Russian Poland and appointing ten tempor ary military' governors general. Warsaw. Doc. 22. The falluro of tho Important banking houso of Mel klon Is announced todnj. Troubles aro attributed to tho political situa tion. St. Petersburg. Dec. 22. Workmen of two of the threo electric plants struck yesterday, consequently tho streets In tho major portion of tho city was in darkness last nlrfit. TRAGEDY IN HOTEL. Cattleman Killed His Former Part ner. Then Himself. Denver. Die. 21. In tho lobby of tho I-owlston hotel lato this after noon. William Wilson, a cattleman, was shot anl Instantly killed by J. D. Henderson, n former partner. Turning tho weapon on himself Hen derson then fired a bullet through his breast and expire;'. In tho nrms of of ficers who had solzed him. Wilson and Jlondorson wero partners In tho cattle business many years ago. Tho partnership wns dissolved, ami Henderson, It la stated, had over jfnjeo Icorft'nued ito Mnrqo Wilson with defrauding him In ,Ui6 final set tlement. Two years ngo Hondorson made an attempt upon tho llfo of his fornwr partner. Tlio two men mot todnv directly In front of tho I.owts ton hotel ami Hcndorson, without a moment's warning, piilled a revolver from his pocket. Wilson ran Into tho lobby and was nbout to seek sholtor behind a plTIar when his pur suer opened fire. Tho bullets plorcod Wilson's body nnd ho rolled over on tlio floor. Ily this tlmo offlcera woro advancing upon Hondorson but bo foro thov had fnlrly solzed him ho ended his llfo by his own hand. St. Petersburg, Doc 22. Tlio fall uro of many of tho rnllroad men or St. Potorsburg to obey tho strlko or der nnd tho ability of Nomochnleff, minister of communication, to move trains on nil roads, oxcopt Baltic linns, nro thorns ,ln tho sides of tho strike loaders. All trains nro heavily guarded. The government has suc ceeded In nrrosting practically all members of tho strlko and railroad committee. Mutual Life Report Incorrect. Now York, Dec. 22. Examiner Vnndorpool of the state insuranco de partment in testifying today beforo tho loglslallvo Investigat ing committee, said ho was aware that tho roport of tho Mutual Life Insuranco company for 1904' was not entirely correct. Tho report shows no profits from tho snlo of ledgor as sets. He knows this to bo true. Rubbers! Itubbors, for men, women' and children .nt , HAMILTON '& CO. 20-1 Shoo Store EntT Srlvldr Business College Monday, January 1 20-10 OKLAHOMA LOSES LAND. Texas Will Be Gainer If .Congress ' Acftpta Hitchcock's Report. Washington D, C.. Dec. 21. Tho report of Surveyor Klddor, who was directed to locato tho boundnry llnou between Texas and tho torrltorlos of Now Moxlco and Okliihomn, was transmitted to congress today by Secretary Hitchcock. Tho lines which Mr Kidder hns mnppod would, ir adopted by congress, glvo Toxns ii narrow strip or laud now regarded .13 a part of Oklahoma, along tho 100th meridian. It would also xuln a nar now strip along tho onst half of the parallel to the wost. With respect to .Mexico. Texas would lose a strip nbout threo miles wide along the 130!h morldlan. nnd gain from that territory a strip nbout 100 yards wide nlong tho 32d parallel. NARROW ESCAPE OF MINERS. Carrlaae In Shaft Falls Causing Them to Stay Underground. South McAlester I. T., Doc. 21. A serious accident nt No. fi inlno near this city was narrowly averted last Jilghf. Tho elovalor guides, control ling the operation of tho cnrrlngo In tho sbnft gave way at n tlmo when a number of miners woro under ground. All escaped Injury by a mira cle. Somo of tho minors mnnngod to get out by cllinling tho cables, but tho larger number woro held Impris oned until past midnight, when, tho apparatus being repaired, thoy wero brought up. OFFER FREE TRADE BILL DEMOCRATIC MINORITY.DECLARE SUCH FOR PHILIPPINES. Think There Should Be No Distinc tions Between Commercial Stat us of Provincial and Home Producers. Washington, Doc. 21. Tho view of tho minority members of tho ways and means cornnilttco on tho Philip pine tnriff hill woro filed in tho houso today b; Itoprosentntivo John Sharp WlllllimS Of TlllRRlRHttlllt llm IVmin. Lcrntlc flopr leader. Tho Democrats uuur a. suDsiuiiio declaring ror nu soluto freo trado betweon tho Philip pines nnd tho United tSatcs, Includ ing Hawaii and Porto Illco, but ndd that It Uiolr substitute Is voted down itli'cy will suppport tho Ilopubllcan bill, ns It Is n long stop In tho logi cal nnd right direction. Tho roport says: "Tho moaners of tho minority or the conimlttoo on wnys nnd means bellovo Uiat tho anomalous and pre postocpus status of tho Philippine Islands, by which thoy nro treated ns American territory for certain other purposes cannot long bo main tained, and should bo Immediately terminated. "At present, according to tho whim of congress or tho executive, thoy nro considered as American or forolg".i or as both American nnd foreign, or ns neither American nor foreign. "In Justlco to both Uio Filipinos and ourselves they should bo consid ered as altogether forolgn. "So long ns wo retain them wo fa vor tho establishment and mnlnton nnco of troo trndo botwocn thorn nnd tho United Stntes. "Tho party which wo In part repre sent (losirea to got rid or them nt Uio earliest practicable moment and wo welcomo tho dissatisfaction of tho hitherto legislatively favored classes, growing out of tho compotltlon of Uio products of Phlllpplno labor with our own products In our own markets ns a posslblo moving cnutio to govern mental divorco botweon tho Phlllp plno nrchlpolago nnd tho balanco of tho United Stntet.." Tlu- 1'iii-Ih .li-iYi-Ii-rN, "To stroll about tlio Loudon streets," says Iliirpcr's Weekly, "is n pastime; In Purls It Is also 1111 education I hard ly understand how an Englishman after n walk down tho Avenue de rOjiera or the lioulevnrd des ltalluns can bear to even glance at u llond street Jeweler's. To seo what the French are doing In Jewel work of ev ery kind Is to mnko one reel Hint Lou don U not merely a generation behind, but could not In u hundred centuries catch up," m 11 (l 11 call 11 11 if Sfimoii. "How should we get imirrte,d If there were 110 London season?" asked the debutante. ".Some of you would get married If you wero bricked up In un ogre's cas tle and hud to be rescued," said tho American millionaire. "And ten sea son wouldn't marry U16 rest." Lou don Ituudolr. fin-lit Sell cine. !'IIo makes love to summer girls In tho winter U1110 and to wluter girls In tho summer," ' "What's tho Idea?'' "Thinks they come' a llttjo cheaper when they're oht of season." Cleve land Leader. .I'nv-rf til 1 1 1-1 1 . "I havo given up smoking." "Why, you tried before you wore married to glvo it up, mid you couldn't." "I had 110 wife nnd mother in-law to help me then.'' Houston Post AN IMPORTANT MEASURE PROVIDING FOR IDISPOSITION OF COAL AND ASPHALT LANDS In Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations. Would Have Commissioner Ap praise Lands and Sell Them. Provides School Fund. Washington, D. C, Dec. 22. (Spe clal. lU'iinwulntlvo Stephens or loxns Introduced a bill In tho houso providing for tho disposition of coal nnd nsplmlt Inndi In tho Choctaw and Chickasaw nations. Tho monsuro Is 1111 Important on.- and It Is said has tho support of torrltory business In terests to a mnrkoil degroo. It nUi provldOB for a slate school fund. Among other things tho 1)111 provides for nppralwinent of lands by n com mission or three, appointed by tlio presldont, nnd lands nro to bo sold for not loss thnu the appraised vnluo and thnt Secrotary Hitchcock shall Issued clear deods to all buyers. Of tho monoy derived from tho sale $1,. 000.000 is to bo paid to tho Indians In ensh, whllo tho romnlndur Is to 1ms turned over to thorn in qunrterly In stallments every five years. Tho money Is to ronialn In tho kcoplng ot tho troasuror or tho prospective stato until It Is paid to the Indians, tho Interest on wblcn Is to bo a part of tho stato school funds. Eddleman on Statehood. A. Eddlonnn, ono of Ardmoro's stntehood delegates to Washington, has returned. Ho Is buoyant with hope. Mr. Eddlomnn saya tho ene mies of statehood have not tho strongth to kill tho monsuro. Ho he llo ves tho omnibus bill will pass tho houso by tho middle of January and will become a law by tho 4th of Mnrch. Mr. Eddleman said In part: "Tho twostnto bill (that Is Okla homa nnd Indian Territory nnd Ari zona ami Now Moxlco) Is a party measure. Tlio only point tho com mlttco wns vulnerablo on -wns prohi bition. Ardmoro delegation wns heard on this question. Our reply wa3 that wo wanted statehood let It como with whntovor limitations and re quirements you may think best. "Tho tcinporanco peoplo nro work ing diligently. Thoy rocognlzo thnt after March 4th tho government will not bo under lcgnl obligation to pro tect tho Indlnn from tho whlto man'H flro-wntor, but their argument Is from a standpoint of moral obligation. Thoro Is but llttlo doubt that somo restrictions will bo placed on tho salo of whisky In tho now otato. NO VERDICT IN GIBSON CASE. It Is Said the Vote Stands as It Did on the First Ballot. San Antonio, Tox., Dec. 21. No verdict was returned today fn tho Monk Gibson caco. Tho Jury seems hopelessly divided, but thoy nro to havo all tho tlmo they need to find a vordlct. Thn enso has cost tho county sov oral thousand dollars, and If nnythlng in reason can bo dona to avoid tho necessity of trying tho caso over ngaln It will bo done According to tho best. Information that could bo obtained today, tho jury stood fivo for ncaulttnl, two for llfo sentenco nnd fivo for the death ponnl ty. It is said tlilu was the status on tho first ballot, and it has never changed. Tho men havo boon up late ovory night talking about tho caso and doing nil In Uiolr power to reach, n decision. Tho longer tho enso Is with tho jury tho greater seems tho Intcrost In thd caso. Again n crowd lingered near tho court houso nnd telophoncs wero used by thoso who woro anxious to know tno status ot tho caso. Telegraph lnqulrlos from Cuoro nnd Cloburno and other towns woro re ceived nil day. Tho witnesses In tho case nro sur prised boyond oxprosslon to find tho Jury unablo to decide whothor or not Monk Is guilty. Hitchcock's Victory. Washington, I). C, Dec. 22. (Spe cial.) Tho nppolntment of Latham as nttornoy for tho Central district of Indian Torrltory Is regarded hero as a victory for Secretary HltchcocK BAD FIRE IN OKLAHOMA. Firemen Handicapped by Unsufficlent Water Supply Loss $20,000. Oklahoma City. Dc. 22. (Spoclal.) Fire, which probably was caused by a defcctlvo wire, was discovered at 4 o'clock this morning In tho build ing occupied by tho Mlllor Produce Co, Tho building and contents woro totally destroyed entailing a loss of nbout $20,000. Tho city's water sup ply gavo out and at ono tlmo tho on tlro block In which tho building wns locatod was In lmmlnont danger. Tho Throndglll hotel, which near by, was threatened at ono tlmo. Rosa Null Not Guilty. Kingman, Knn., Dec. 22. In tho caso of Mrs. Rosa tfull, . charged with tho murder, of hor husband, Hnr voy Null, last Augi'st, returood a ver dict of not guilty this morning, Do you fool broken down and doos rour systom need nourishment. Just tnko Man-Er-Vlno Tablets, tho world's greatest remedy for tho norvos, brain, ind blood, and watch rosulta. 60c City Drug Store, W. 13, Fnimo, prop.