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mm VOLUME xn. r SIDNEY" SUGGS. PROP. AKDMORIS, INI). TEH.. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1906 : SUBSCRIPTION 50C PER MONTH KUMBEJt 245 JOHANN HOGH EXECUTED ATTORNEYS MAKE FINAL PLEA FOR INTERVENTION. Which Is Denied Execution of Sen tence Was Delayed to the Limit Extended by the Court Brief Review of Hoch's History. Chicago. Fob. 2!!. Johann Hocli was hanged at tho county Jail at 1:31 o'clock today. Hoch Insisted to the last that ho ho granted alt the delay the law conceded him. When tho Inst resource of the at torneys' appeal to the federal court of tho violation of the fourth amend ment of tho constitution had boon do nlcd, Hoch abandoned hopo. When Jailer Whlteman appeared In his cell and remarked, "It's all off, John, nothing moro can bo done Tor you," Hoch replied "That's all right. I'l go when 1:30 o'clock comes, but If you try to take mo boforo that tlmo 111 fichu" Tho Jailer after consulta tion with tho deputy sheriff agreed to ho delay. Hoch then asked that his dinner bo Kent for and his wishes were granted. Ho ate with evident rel ish. At 1:32 Hoch. stopped upon tho sent fold; two minutes later ho was a corpse. Ho walked upon tho scaffold quiet ly and stood directly under tho nooso with his heels togother and head erect llko a soldier on parado. Ho was pate, but composed and full of courage. "Do you want to nay something," asked tho delay. Hoch then asked that hU Hoch, who said in a Gorman accent, "Father, forgive them, thoy know not what thoy do. I must dlo an lnnoce.it man. Goodbye." Ho chopped the last word oft In a short Incisive manne and before his voice was silenced ta drop foil. Hoch slept well all night and awoke apparently in a Jovial mood. To tho guard he said: "Good morning. Had a good night. I'm feeling flue." Hocli gave his order for breakfast, and while waiting read tho papers. "Look here." ho called out, "See what omo paper says about mo. That thing says I lost hope." remarked Hoch, "but I have not. I'll keep my nerve to tho last." His attorneys were out early seek ing to prevent tho oxocutlon. Thoy attempted to secure a writ of super sedeas from JuBtlco Mugrudor of the supreme court who Is In tbo city. Tno judge refused action. A short tlmo before the hour sot for tho execution a petition was filed In tho United States circuit court by Hoch's attorneys asking federal Inter vention to save Hoch. Tho petition said that state authorities wero en deavoring to execute Hocli in violation of tho fourteenth amendment of Tho constitution and without duo process of law, tho result of legal compltca-, tlons. Jailer Whitman announced that ex ecution would bo delayed until tho application for writ of habeas corpus could bo passed upon by some Judge of tho federal courL After consultation with states at torney Hcaly, TTio Jail offlctals decided to delay tho oxocutlon, if necessary, until 2 p. m , tho last hour narJ in tho court's sentence, providing for tho hanging. loiter tho court denied tho petition. History of Johann Hoch Case. Hoch, is believed to have come ori ginally, from Horrwcller, a small town In Germany, not far from ningen-on-The-IUilnc. His father Jacob Schniltt Is said to still rcsldo there. A wlfo, supposed to bo tho first wife of Hoch, Is also living In tho samo place Hoch has always been reticent re garding his career In this country, and his first wlfo, married in tho Unit ed States Is believed to havo been Mrs. Martha Stelnbrecher to whom ho was married In 1805. After living with Hoch for four months, sho died, tho causo of loa.tli being given aa nephritis. In November 1805, ho marrlod Mnry Ilankln of this city, and loft her tho day after the wedding because sho ro fuscd to glvo him monoy. In April, 180G Hoch married Martha- Hortzfleld. and left hor In four months after ob taining from her $C0O. HIa next wlfo is said to havO been Mary Hoch of Wheeling, W. Va. Sho died of nephri tis after threo months. Hoch has al--wnys donlcd this marriage, and de clared that ho merely assumed tho wo man's name. ' ... ..... ... nn .. i i I in nil- liiu ui 13'ju uocii ninnicu Clin a Kartell of Cincinnati, and she died within three months of tho mar riant. In January 1807 ho was mar ried to Julia Doo In Hamilton, O., and abandoned her after obtaining $700. In April 1808, Hoch was nrrested in this city for selling mortgaged fur niture, and served two years In the Houso of Correction. In Novomber. 1001, he was married to Mrs. Anna Goohrko of Chicago, but abandoned her nfter falling to ob tnln any money from hor. April 8, 1002 ho married In St. Louis .Mrs. .Mary Docker who died early In 1M03. Her relatives have claimed that, sho was poisoned. Dee. 10, 1901 Hoch was married to Mrs. Mario Welckcr a widow of this city, tho woman for whoso murder lie wns condemned. Dec. 20 tho woman becamo III, and Jan. 12, sho died, tho causo of death being stated In the physician's ccrtlflcto ns nephritis. Flvo days later Hoch married Mrs. Emlllo Fischer, a sister of Mrs. Wol-cker-Hoch. Ho obtained $750 from her and disappeared. January 10, the last Mrs. Hoch re ported to tho police, the disappear ance of her husband. Suspicion was aroused by her story, and the body of Mrs. Welcker-Hoch wns exhumed, and 7.0 grains of arsenic wero found in tho stomach. Search was mado for Hoch and ho was finally discovered in Now York, where his landlady, Mrs. Klmberly reported that sho believed her boarder to bo Hoch, becauso he had proposed marriage to her on tho day of his arrival in her houso. Ho was arrested and later brought to Chicago. Hoch after being placed in jail hore, admitted that he had been married thirteen times, but always denied that ho had caused the death of any of his wives. He was placed on trial April 10, and on May 20 the Jury returnoJ ii verdict finding him guilty of nmr- dor and fixing the punishment at death. On Juno 3rd sentence was pass ed on him tht dato of the exccu.'.on being- setcfor'Junc 23. G6v. Dcnot-n granted him n reprlovo until July 28. Within ono hour of tho tlmo set for his execution Hoch was given a s-.t ond respite until Aug. 23. Hcforo thl.i dato arrived, however, the Supreme court of tho state granted a superse deas to permit of tho consideration of his caso by. the court. Dec. lGKi, tho court handed down a decision af firming tho verdict n ilo lowei court. and fixing tho dato of execution fo Fob. 23, when Governor Donoen, an! board of pardons refused to Interfv in his behalf. It wns alleged bofv.e tho board, by Mrs. Emelle Fl'-curf Hoch that she had been so hounded by tho pollco that sh' had cnmiultttrt perjury during tho trl-l, and that much of the evidence which sho had srlvt-n ngninst Hoch, was not true. A phyal clan also declared that tho death of Mrs. Wclcker-Hoch had been caused by kidney disease, and not by arson Icnl poisoning. On cross-examination before tho board however, ho admitted that ho had not mado n post mortem examination of tho body of Mrs. Wei cker-Hoch, while three physicians wiio had conducted such an examination declared that death was caused bv arsenic. A KANSAS NEGRO RUNS AMUCK CUT AND SLASHED THREE WHITE PERSONS TWO WILL DIE. Surrendered to Police and Begged P.ro tectlon He Is Thought to be In sane Was Discovered Trying to Rob a Boarding House. , Topekn, Kas Feb. 23. After cut ting and slnshlng threo whlto persons two of whom will probaBly die, Cyrus Haygood of Kansas City, a negro, be lieved to bo Insane, surrendered to tho pollfo this morning and bogged protection. During tho night Haygood was surprised while attempting to rob tho boarding houso kept by Mr, and Mrs. 13. E. Coons. In his effort to os capo tho negro slashed Coons about tho faco, nock and arras with a knlfo and cut several gashes across Mrs, Coons' faco. After escaping, Haygood nttacked David Brewer, a newspaper carrier, whom ho evidently mlsttok for a policeman. Browor'a throat Is badly cut and ho cannot talk. Mrs. Coons and Drower may die. Succors nover comes to a man who Is afraid to risk failure. TO FIX DAY FOR A VOTE McGUIRE HAS PLAN FOR DEFIN ITE DATE FOR BILL. Senator Beverdlge Will Make Request In Upper House Foraker Men Say Bill Will be Cut in Two EHniTTfJTtlng Arizona. Washington, Feb. 2?. Delegate Mc Guiio him uvrnugt'd with Senator Bov- erldge that at tho conclusion of Sen ator Dick's statohod speech, Ilovcridgo will formally ask tho senate to de finitely settle upon a day for a vote on tho Joint Btalohood bill. Delegate MoOuIre has been at work for over a week trying to Induce tho contend lug forces to ugrco upon as early n dalo as possible. They hnvo finally conceded that tho day mutually nam ed shall not bo further than ten days beyond that on which Senator Ilcv erldgo's request will be granted. Tonight's indications show a sur prising change of front among tho senators. Tho administration fores havp seemingly relaxed their efforts while the insurrectors and friends of tho Arizona mining and railroad Inter ests have kept persistently pegs'm; away, their work recently having been done under cover, In striking contrast to their methods In the house. Tho result therefore on Joint statehood likely fo be apparent soon, so for as the Foraker amendment Is concerned. A Foraker adherent IntimatM to night that the bill will bo cut In two with a broad ax, the Oklahoma nn.l Indian Territory part to bo left intact and tho sledgehammer used on ho Arizona and Now Mexico end of t. Senator IJoverldge nnd his frlen Is Insist that Joint statehood will sui-'H-materialize and -deride nny possIliU'l of successful attempts at mutllatim; tho bill. Delegate McGuIro does not say much but keeps -pushing energet ically nnd persistently for an early vote. STABBED BY STUDENT. Professor in Negro University at Guth rle Injured. Guthrie, O. T., Feb. 22. After cill Ing three negro students into his of flro today nnd reprimanding them for misconduct, Prof. W. E. Mabln". n member of the faculty of the negro university, at Kingston, was seriously If not fatally stabbed by ono of tlu boys. Ho had left tlu room and was on the stairway, whoa he. was stabbol twice In tho back. All Ihiee studeif' escaped. GIGANTIC GIN DEAL. Texas Man Buys Gins and Oil Mills In Territories. Marlow, Feb. 22. A gigantic gin deal hns Just been closed whereby tho W. T. Waggoner gins nnd oil mills In tho two territories nnd In Texas, be como the projerty of Sidney Webb of Honrlotta, Tex. This deal Involves n financial ttansactlon aggregating $450,000. W. T. Waggoner retires from tho oil mill and gin business and Invests nil In the ranch business. Blaze In Oklahoma Town. Norman, Ok., Feb. 22. Fire at 2 o'clock this morning destroyed n eon sldornblo portion of tho business part of tin town of Noble, nine miles south of this city. Six business houses wero n total loss nnd tho Farmers' Store Company was damaged about $5,000. Tho total loss Is estimated at $15,000, with only $-1,000 Insurance. Matinee Saturday nfternoon, 2:30 o'clock. Tlllman-Glllesple Resolution. Washington, Feb. 23. Tho Tillman Glllesplo resolution directing tho in tcrfitnto commerco commission to mako nn examination Into alleged rail road discriminations and monopolies was taken up by tho houso today Townsend of Michigan prosonted the resolution with a unanimous report from tho committee In oxplnlning tho resolution, Townsend said It was born of a settled conviction that Injustlco and wrong was being dono by certain Intorstnto carriers of coal and oil. Th houso passed Iho resolution without opposition. Streams Flooded in Nebraska. Fromont, Nob., Fob. 23. Tho Platto river is receding, although tho rise in tho Loup river may causo a con Hnuanco of danger, Sovoral small bridges have been washed away. CURTIS BILL IN SENATE MANY CHANGES MADE IN CLOS ING OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS. Senator Clapp Asks for its Early Con sideration Declaring an Emergen cy Exists for Prompt Action. Tribal Government. Washington, Fob. 22. Tho Cuitls bill, which prescribes the mnnuor of closing the affairs of tho Five Civiliz ed Tribe, was reported to tho senate this morning by Senator Clapp, chair man of the Commltt'eo on Indian Af fairs. In reporting the measure, Sen ator Clapp lemarked that the Tribal governments would go out of exist ence a week from next Saturday, nnd that fact, he thought, constituted nn emergency which mado It Important to give prompt consideration to tho bill He asked, therefore that tho senate agree to take it up tomorrow. Senator Bailey objected. He re marked that he probably would not object to Its Immediate consideration tomorrow, but that ho would not lllo to assent to Its consideration until he had had nn opportunity to examine the meahiire. Tho request for immediate consld oration will bo renewed tomorrow, nnd the-llkellliood Is there will be no objection. The bill us reported by thesenato committee today Is replete with changes. The ono which has excited tho most general interest, of course, Is that rclntlng to the disposition of the coal lands. The provision relating to enrollment and the closing of tho rolls differ con' slderalily from those in the houso bill. Ono of the more important of theso changes is that those whoso nppllca tlons to be enrolled hnvo been reject ed have ninety days after such rejec tion with which to move it reconsider (Ion. The house bill mado tho limit March 1, 190(7. Tho time within which application mny be made for tho en rollment of children Is changed so that, those who wero minors Mnrch l,100C, may be, enrolled. In tho houso bill It was provided that only those who wero minors March 1, 1905, should be enrolled. A most important amendment, slnco It affects those citizenship cases pend ing In the courts, Is that tho tlmo In which tho rolls must bo "fully com pleted" Is extended from Juno 4, 1900, to Mnrch 4, 1007. This will have the effect of reserving land for allotment to thoso who may bo declared to havo rights as tho Issue of suits now pend ing. An nmondment has been put In ex p:ody declavlng that lands allotted to Choctaw and Chickasaw freertmcn are to be considered as homestead lands, nnd subject to all tho provi sions respecting tho homesteads of Indians. As In the house bill, tho tribal chiefs aro continued In oftlco for tho purpose of executing deeds and to represent the tribes in such matters as may bo referred to them by tho secretary of tho Interior, but tholr removal, In enso of nlleged failure to perform their duties, Is loft discre tional with the pieslilcnt Instead of with tho secretary. All of tho houso section relating to timber lands was stricken out. Tho senato section provides that where members or freedmon of tho Choctaw nation havo mado Improvements on segregated timber land they may, not withstanding Hint segregation, bo en titled to. allotment thereon. All other segregated timber land In tho Choc taw and Chickasaw nations is to ho sold for cash at public auction. A provision for Morrow's Orphan Homo has been Insortod In tho sonato bill. Allotments heretofore mado to that Institution aro confirmed and In nddltlon nuthorlty Is given to Choc tnws and ChlcknsawH whoro thoy hnvo an unallotted right to loss thnn $10 worth of land on tho basis of tho al lotment value thoy may convey such excess to tho home. A preference right Is given to Choc taw and Clilckasaw freedmon "to pur chase at tho npprlnaod valuo enough land to equal with that allotted to him forty aevei tn area " Substantially nothing has been sub tracted from the house provisions re specting allrrRllnnf. but sovoral pr vislonR hnvo bp"n addod. For example, It Is proVMd t'"i wl-on restrWIi aro removed tl linds aro to h sldcred as hu.li s been allonabl fumi the date of settlement, wherefore it N further provided conveyances nre not to be held Invalid merely becauso thoy were made prior to tho delivo y of patents. leases of the homesteads of full- btoods must bo approved by tho sec retary, but leases of the surplus lands when for agricultural purposes and for teilns not exceeding one year, do not need tlmt approval. Tho last pro vision Is a new one. The holm of deceaned Mississippi Clioctaws who failed to make proof of settlement In the Choctaw nation have sixty days after tho passage nf the act to make such proof Tho failure of the houso to make provision for highways In tho Chick asaw, Choetnw and Seminole nations hns been corrected by directing that one lod on each nldo of section linos shnll be taken for public road pur poses. Ample provision is also mado for tho construction of dams. Chap. XII of "Wilson's novlscd nnd Annotated Statutes of Oklahoma of 1003" aro put In forco over Indian Territory, "r,o far nn samo Is not lo rally Inapplicable nnd In conflict with the provisions of this act." Tho tangible property of railroads, excluslvo of rolling stock, within cor porate limits shnll bo assessed and taxed "In proportion to Its value the Bame ns other property." Tho only other notablo provision Is that none of the lands of tho tribes aro to become public Innds of the United States, but nro to bo held by tho United States in trust for tho Indians. This provision is understood to halve been made as a means of an ticipating suits which It wns thought rallroails contemplated bringing. SOCIALISTFORDELECATE DOUD IS A CANDIDATE FOR MC GUIRE'S PLACE. He Was Active in Kansas In Mary Lease's Time Sells His Paper and Locates In Ex-Go v. Ferguson's Town Claims Good Support. Wnlonga, Okln., Feb. 22.GoorgO 11. Doud, tho 'veteran nowspapor man nnd Indian fighter, who dug tho N-.rth Canadlnn rivor and helped to build tbo Wichita mountains, has sold tho Ix-dgcr and will sovor his connection with thnt paper March 1st. It Is ail tlioritatlvoly stated that Mr. Doud Is n candidate for tho nomination of delegate to congress on tho socialist ticket. Few men In Oklahoma havo labored moro earnestly !n behalf of social ism. Away back in tho early nineties, when Mnry L'caso and Jerry liotkin rescued bleeding Kansas from tho clutches of tho monstor, Doud was" ono of the foremost advocates or rcivrm. Though a few years lator ho ofllclatod nt tho funeral of tho Kansas populism ho enmo to Oklahoma full of hope, and entered the arena, gniiio nnd coup ngcous. Mr. Doud claims tlio support of all tho westorn countlos. A poll is said to hnvo been mado of tho lo cals of this county, nnd It Is stated thnt Doud will havo tho united sup port of his county. It Is said hero today that Mr. Doud will establish a papor nt this place There aro two papers hero now, the Republican, by ex-Governor Ferguson, nnd the Herald, by W. IL Kelloy. "Cotton Blossoms," opora houso to night. AS TO INDIAN LANDS. Government to Retain Control of thi Assets of Fullbloods. Washington, Fob. 22. Tho senate rnmmlttcco on Indian affairs tonight agreod tentatively on amendments to tho hosse bill winding up tho affairs of tho flvo civilized tribes commission. Tlio committee will meet Thursday to roport tho measure to tho sonato. Tho umondmonts adopted prohibited full blooded Indians from selling their homostonds nnd rcqtilro them to obtain tho consent of the secretary of the Interior to sell other lands. ' Tribal mombers other than full bloods aro required to obtnln llko con sont to sell tholr homosteads, but all restrictions nro removed from their disposing of surplus lauds. Coal lands must bo npprnlsed by two appraisers to be nppolnted by tho secretary of tho Interior with tlio npproval of the president. Snlos may bo mado under wiled bids or by public auction, but ull nro to bo subject (o conditions to bo prescribed by tho Interior depart ment Tho royalty of 8 cents a ton on tho output of leased coal lands will (oiitlnu.e during the llfo of tho loa.ioi. CONGRESS TO PUSH INQUIRY RELATION OF RAILROADS TO. COAL MINE INDUSTRY. In Indian Territory to be Investigated. Private Inquiry Now Being Made. Price of Coal Reveals an In teresting Story. Washington, Feb 22. Whothcr tho railroads of that section havo pro prietary control of tho coal mines of Indian Territory, after tho manner of tho railroads of the east, is a question which is likely to bo asked of tho Interstate commorco commission by congress. A prlvnto Inquiry is now be ing inn do nnd tho result of It will de termine whothor nn effort will bo mado to have such an Investigation ordorcd. It has boon snld frequently slnco tho subject of soiling tho mineral lands of Indian Territory lias been under consideration that tho compa nies which havo thoso lands leased aro owned by two or threo railroads by virtue of their stock lioldlngs. Heretofore these statements havo been made cnsiViUy and no one scorns to have appreciated either the signifi cance or tho Importance of them un til tho recent developments In Penn sylvania nnd West VIrglnl and tho decision of tho supromo court Mon day nrrosted tho attention of con gressmen. What ovldonco thor0 may be to support tho nssertion that thoso coal mines of tho southwest nro Just as certainly under tho control of tho carrying railroads as aro thoso of Pennsylvania nnd West Virginia la not known. Ono of tho clrcumstnnccs rolled on, however, is tho prices of tills coal in North Texas cities. It wns said today that coal which sells In Dallas for $7 a ton costs less than $2 n ton at tho mines In Indian Terri tory, Whether this Is so or not, thcra Is the authority of Socrotnry Hitch cock's last annual report for saying that theso companies pay tho Indiana for tho coal they tako out of tho ground only Sc a ton. Tho secrcLiry's last report shows that tho Indians got during tho fiscal year 1005 $248,428 for 24,850,516 tons of coal mined in tho Choetnw and Chickasaw nations. Ono hundred nnd nlno coal loaaca woro In force, but tho secretary's re port docs not dlscloso how many companies hold theso leases. What tho consequences would bo If tho al legations should bo the fact no ono will venturo to say positively. Dut It has been suggested that thoy might simplify tho problem which confronts congress in Its efforts to dlsposo of theso lands In a manner which will conserve tho Interests of tho Indians without nt tho samo tlmo establish ing a monopoly which would exploit Texas and tho southwest generally. For If all they .mineral lands, or tho grenter part of them, should como In to tho possosslon of ono corporation, It would bo equivalent to an act to create a monopoly. Tho decision of tlio supreme court, it Is held, Is portlnent exactly to the situation which It Is alleged oxlsts In Indian Territory with respect to the control of theso coal mines. But tho decision without n law prescribing a penalty for doing tho thing which the court has said Is unlawful Is not ot much worth, except 113 a hint to con gress to prescrlbo tho penalty. There la little doubt thnt tho hint will be taken, that a bill will ho Introduced to provldo somo means ot punishing thoso railroads that cngago In tho bus iness of mining and selling coal. THE GOVERNMENT UNEASY. Secretary Tail Admits 15,000 Troops May be Needed In China. Chicago, Fob. 22. Secretary of War Taft, who was tho guoat hero tonight at n dinner given by tho Yalo clubs. In discussing tho situation in tho far east rovealed somo Httlo government uneasiness ns to the cytcomo, and he did not dony that the detachment of 15,000 troops which has been dispatch ed to tho Philippines may bo needed In China In tho near future "Tho castorn situation Is problemat ical," ho aald. "China Is now In a stato ot unrest. To many It scorns that tho conditions which provall thoro nro similar to thoso which preceded tho Boxer uprising. It must bo hop ed, however, that tho outcomo may not bo tho same. Tho dotnehmont of troop? wns not sent to China, hut to tho Philippines." Matlneo Saturday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. 11