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OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY-ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS. VOLtMH XIII. ARDMORK, J. T., MOXDAV KVKNIXO, ,IlTLV i), l(.)0(. NTMIJER U mm LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE TOM JOHNSON, CLEVELAND'S MAYOR, TO WELCOME DRYAN. Will Preside at Reception In HI Let ter of Acceptance Mayor Johnson Pay a Brilliant Tribute to the PartyS'a Leader. A special from New York says: In a letter eulogizing William J. Hryan, Tom U Johnson, Mayor ot Cleveland, O., today accopted' tho In vltutlon extended to him by the com mercial Traveler' Anti-Trust I.onguc to prosldo over the reception to Mr. Ilryitn In Madison Square Oardon nt tho end of August. Mr. Johnson says, In part: "Thanking you, nnd, through you, tho Commorclal Trnvolors' Anti-Trust league, for their Invitation to pre side nt tho reception meeting to Wil liam J. Ilrynn at Now York noxt monl" 1 am glad to advise you of my accept ance. Tho prlvllego of presiding nt a gront populur demonstration In tho chief city of th Republic, on tho jc cnHlon of tho return of Mr. Ilrynn from his trip around the wor'.d, Is ho hli a personal honor, that I cannot, wi'fi Hatlsfactlon to mysolf, withhold my acknowledgement. Hut I appreciate It and accopt It ait welt for other than personal reasons. Although my own public career nnd Mr. Hryan's have been cast In differ ent channels, hi cphoro of public ef fort bolng national and mlno munici pal, although the people nro looking to him for leadership In the Holutlon of great International, contlnotnal and conHtltutlnnal problems, whllo I am Irrevocably pledged to tho Idea that tho American city Ih tho hopo of American Democracy yet these two function!), ho different In their de lulls nro fundamentally related. Tho menace to all good government, na tional and municipal, Ih privilege; tho salvation of government, both na tional nnd municipal, Ih democracy, Tho regeneration of our cltiea, there fore, to which the public servants llko myself nro devoted to tho prac tical exclusion of national work, must rest, as I concolvo It, on tho triumph of national Democracy, which mon llko Mr. Hryan nro called upon to nchtcvo. And to whom could thin national service bo better entrusted? Wlllam J. Hryan Is the most Inspiring cxamplo now living ot tho highest typo olj American cltizonshlp. Ho has proved his powers by tests moro severe than omnia! responsibilities can Impose nnd without tho glamor of great ofllca has won a world-wldo distinction that is often enough bestowed upon tho dignities of an office, but seldom upon tho worth of a mnn. This appreciation of Mr. Ilrynn's worth may appear to othors as a miraculous popularity, but this op lnrlty is no miracle to those of us who for nearly two do cades hnvo known nnd trusted nnd loved him. "For ton years Mr. Ilrynn has been tho trusted lender of democratic Dem ocrats. For almost ten years they hnvo known that Iho prosldoncy of tho United Statos was taken from him by a hugo corruption fund con tributed ' by corrupt and corrupting bonoflclarieH of privileges. Through confessions of some of tho cuiprlH this hns become n fnmU'nr story nor.', nnd nil but tho shainoloiu dcploro an 1 condemn It. "Mr. Ilryan made no complaint ovir tho loss of an olflco. To him tho proa' dency hns novor seemed a porsonrl nor oven a party prhe. Closo as It has como to him personally, nnd tempting as It Is to the ambitions of most men, it has nover once blurred his Ideas of citizenship. "When tho convention of 1896 stam peded to him, ho checkod tho tide remarking that a boom that wouldn't lost over night could'nt Inst through tho cnmpalgn. When powerful politi cians In tho convention of 1900 pro posed a platform compromlso with plutocracy as the condition of his nomination, ho rejected tho termB, though tho nomination nnd what Boomed n certain election hung in tho balance. Even within tho prosont year, when urged by his friends to become n candldato for tho presidential nom- . inatlon In 1908, ho has steadfastly replied that there Is yot time for more available men to come Into promi nence, and that no otuceseeklng on his part ahull be allowed to embar rass hlmsolf, his friends or his party with premature conflicts over candi dates. "It is the great glory, nnd also the great strength of William J. Ilryan as a popular leader, not atoic that he Is a slncorc man of tried Demo cratic tyH. but that he subordinates all personal Interest In preference to higher considerations. Ho Is not a oandtdnto for office; he Is the leader of a cause. "To join In welcoming this man to his homo country will be a plcasun to me, and, again thanking you, I am yours very truly, TOM 1.. JOHNSON. DOY'S MUTILATED BODY FOUND. In a Frisco Wheat Car at Francis Literally Cut to Pieces. Hy Associated Tress. Francis. I. T.. July 9. Tho mjittlnt- ed body of clght-j oar-old Harry Tries- ter of West TuImi was found In a Frisco wheat car here Sunday night. The boy had been abducted by a tramp Inst Thursday from his home and Is supposed to havo beon murdered and tlm body placet) lit n car to hide tho crime. The body was literally cut to pieces. There Is no clue to the mur derer. Another Report. Ada, I. T., July 8. Tho lifeless body of an 8-year-old boy was found In it car of wheat at Francis, I. T., last evening. Thoro Is evldenco ot foul piny. The skull was cracked, as though by a blunt Instrument. The hoy's body answers the description of one missing from Tulsa or Sapulpa for several days. Olllcers from here are at work on tho caso. Hy Associated Press. Francis, I. T., July 9. The body found hns been seen by tho boy's fath" cr, but It Is so badly disfigured that the features aro unrecognizable. The only means of Identification Is tho clothing rf.H'f CLOUDBURST DOE8 DAMAGE. Homes and Business Houses Flooded. Loss of Property Great. I)y Associated Tress. Wcllsvllle, Ohio, July 9. A cloud burst In tho country, back of this city, yesterday, sent a torrent of water down Trotters Ilun, causing a loss ot thousands of dollars. Over two hun dred homes and business houses wcro flooded nnd the foundations weakened so that people would not remain In their houses last night. It was Impossible for tho people to leave their homes In tho low-lands, so quickly did tho water rise. Wagons and small frumo buildings havo beon washed into tho city proper from tho country districts. Transport Thomas Not Damaged. Ily Associated Tress. Washington, July 9. Tho war de partment today received word from tho transport Thomas which was pull ed off tho rocks near Guam, Saturday that tho ship Is not dnmaged and has resumed her voyage. Family of Criminals. Ily Associated Tress. Kvnnsvlllo, Intl.. July 9. Jonus Wil liams, - f wlfo and son Wesley, woro today sentenced to prison for llfo for the murder of James I.olgh at Hoone vllle. Another son is In jail for petty crlmos. Two smnllor children ire In the roform school. Russia's Red Flans. Ily Associated Tress. St. Totedsburg. July 9. DononBtra tlons during which tho crowds car ried red flags and snng revolutionary songs, occurred In many places In St. Petersburg yostorday, necessitating tho Intorferenco of pollco and military patrols. The most serious affair hap pened near Moscow railroad, where a Iloutonant mndo a revolutionary speech to tho crowd. When the po llco attempted to disperse tho assem blage they wore attacked with stones. Only a fow persons were slightly in jured. Landlords from tho provinces where agrarian disorders nro accurr Ing, flocked into Moscow nnd St. To tersburg, appealing for troops to pro tect their property. Terrific Rain at Wichita. Hy Associated Tress. Wichita, Kns July 9. As tho result-ot a terrific rain this morning many basemonts aro flooded with wa ter, which stood six Inches In down town streets. Much damage was done. ASPIRE FOR FEDERAL JOBS POSITIONS IN NEW STATE AT TRACTING MUCH ATTENTION Both Elective and Federal Have String of Followers The Judicial Dis tricts are Liable to Have Some Warm Contests. A dispatch to the St. I.ouls Republic glrae out the following: In addition to the olctlve officers In tho new state, for which there are so many aspirants, there will be no lack ot candidates for the Federal ih sltlons, which will not be nearly so numerous us now, but which will per haps be considered more Important and more desirable on account of their scarcity. The new state Is by the statehood bill divided Into two Federal Judicial Districts, to be known as tho Hastern nnd Western, the Has ten! embracing the present confines of Indian Territory and the Western the present Territory of Oklahoma. Oklahoma now constitutes n Judi cial district ot itsolf, nnd the only I chatigo In the court organization there ! wilt be In regard to the number of Judges and clerks. There are now sev en Judges, each with a clerk, although t..ero Is but one United Ststes mar shal and one district attorney. The I murshnlshlp Is the only place which Is "cinched" under statehood. j The president has told Oklahoma visitors to the White House that he lutonded to reappoint John II. Aber nathy, tho wolf catcher, who was ap pointed to thnt pluce some months ago because ot his fonts In the chase during the president's hunting trip In Oklahoma. Abcrnathy tool; office on April 1 for n four-yenr torm, but will require n reappointment utter state hood. The blttonioss of tho coutosl over the position of United States district attorney for Oklahoma, to succeed Horace Speed, Is caused Is some meas ure by tho fact that the Incumbent of tho ofllce will probably be given n new torm when statehood goes Into effect. John Kmbry, who had the ac tive backing of Delegate McOulrc for the place, and who was appointed by the president, tailed ot confirmation by tho senate, nnd his friends here hnvo given up hope ot his landing. It now looks as though the placo would go to John II. Cotteral, a Guthrlo at torney, who was one of tho delegates to thel ast Republican National Con vention. Cotteral has said that he would tal;o the place, If ho could have IKsltlvo assuranco ot a reappointment after statehood. Tho Judgeship proscnts a more com plicated problem. Judges Ilurford, Ilurwcll, Irwin. Hulnor, 0 arbor, Tan coast and Gillette, tho present Okla homa judges, aro all rccoptlvo candi dates for the place. Chief Justice John II. Ilurford of Guthrlo, who Is a strong McGwire man, Is actively In tho race. So Is Judge Henjnmln F. Murwoll of Oklahoma City. The others may get In later. There Is however, one very formid able candidate not now on tho bench in Okluhoma. Henry K. Asp, gauornl attorney for the Santa Fe In the two territories, mnkos no secret of his ambition for a seat on the Federal bench, ami has strong Inlluencos be hind him. For cloik of tho United States court, which Is practically a llfo job, only ono man hns beon mentioned so far, Chnrles II. Fllson, prosent Terri torial Secretary nnd chnlrmnn of the Ilopubllcan Territorial Central Com mittee. He was prominent In Indiana politics before coming to Okluhoma, and will have tho active backing of Vlco President Fairbanks, and all the Indiana delegation in congress. Thero has beon very little discus sion so far In regard to tho position of Internul Revenue Collector, ordin arily regarded ns ono ranking with tho United States marshal and district attorney, but It Is commonly supposed that Charles Howard, of El Rono, tho present Incumbent, will retain his po sition. In Indian Territory there nro now four Judicial districts, with eight Judges, four dlhtrlct attornoya, four marshals and four clorks. Thoro will bo but ono of each of those. posltlojis to bo flllod in tho now Kastorn Judicial district, ami all of tho prosont otUce holderj nro niter the places. Arrordlng to the predictions of the wl.- ones, the present Southern dis trict of Indian Territory, scums like ly to scoop up the Fedornl pie In the east pin half of the new stnto. It Is con sidered extremely likely that Grosven or A. Torter, second cousin of the prr ldent, ox-cowboy, minor anil Wes tern deputy sheriff, who was nppolntod marshal somo months ago to succeed Hen Colbert, tho Indian Rough Itldor, will lie the first marshal of tho new Koatern district, while George W. Walker, district attorney of that dis trict, Is said to have the call for the same position undor statehood nnd Judge Hosea Townsond, also ot the Southern district. Is thought to he In the forefront of tho running for tho Federal judgeship. Of course, all of them will have op position, Townsond most of all, as bp rnjed against him will be Judges GUI, nnd Tsrker, of the Northern District; Lawrence ami Siilzbacher, of tho Wes tern: Clayton and Humphrey of the Oeii' si. and Dlckersou of the South era W. It. Darrough is now marshal In tho Northern district, Doctor I.eo K. Dennett, In the Western, nnd Pil chard, formerly of North Carolina. u the (Yiitnil. It Is expected thnt all of them will lw candidates for the mar shaUhlp If (hoy think there Is uuy chance It s the same way with the district attorneys. W. S. Staulluld, of the Northern district, and Wllklus, of tho Central, would all llko to hold over undor statohood. Walker's strong pull for that place Is said to come from his friendship with Secretary Tnft. R. P. Harrison of Muskogee, now court clerk ot tho Western district, wnnts to bo clork ot the ICnstorn dis trict after statohood, nnd Is consider ed to have nn oxcollent chnuco of lanulng It, ns he Is a protcgo and per sons! friend of Speaker "Joe" Can non, having published u dally news paper In Danville, III., Canno's homo town, before his upoIutiucut to his present position. Oklahoma Will Get Buffalo. Ily Associated Press. New York, July 9. Tho offer made by the New- York Zoological society to tho government to place a herd of buffalo on tho Wichita Forost re serve in Oklahoma, has been accept ed. About twenty buffalo will be ship ped as soon ns the grazing land Is fenced In. Retail Dry Goods House Closed. Hy Associated Press. Chicago, July v. Tho large my goods storo of Marshall, Meld & Co. was closed to the public today by tho building commissioner, for three hours, because Its manager had not compiled with certain building reg ulations, regarding exits nnd stair ways In a portion of tho building. The building Is being reconstructed. Prominent Lawyer Killed. Hy Associated Press. Seattle, Wash., July 9. G. Meado Kiiiery, n lawyer, who was shot hero by Chostor Thompson, n university student, Saturday night, died today. Tho joung man Thompson Is a neph ew of Maurice Thompson, author, anil son of a prominent attornoy. Sloan Pleaded Guilty. Hy Associated Press. Oyster Hay, July 9. J. II. Sloan Jr. chief ot tho president's seorot service corps, pleaded guilty ami was lined ten dollars today. He was chargod with assault In teh third dacreo, preferred by Clarence I.egordo, a New York photographer. Sloan paid the flao. Young Lady Found Dead, Ily Associated Press. New York, July 9. llolen Holmos, a young woman was found dead from gas asphyxiation last Friday In a room ot a surgical Institute where sho was a nurse. Sho may be the victim of a murder. Is tho opinion ot the cor oner, who decided tho pollco should hold up on the fuenrai until further In vestigation. Gov, Folk Determined. Hy Associated Press. Jefforson City, July 9. Govornor Folk today Issued Instructions to St. Josph, Mo., pollco commissioners to arrest all saloon koopnrs In St. Jos eph who keep opon nsxt Sunday, after heir arrcjit, If they yot rofusj to c-toso pp, tho pollco will tako charso of nil stock and hold it for evidence. The Govornor declares the state law must be ci;for!d, and If the pollco can't do It, he will sond tho mllltnry. PASS SYSTEM IN TERRITORY EFFECT OF RAILROAD RATE BILL WILL BE FELT. The Day of the Pass Is Numbered and the Government Officials and Oth ers Must Stay at Home or Pay the Usual Fare. Muskogeo, I. T., July 8. Tho notion of the railroad rate bill referring to tho Issuing of free passe Is causing n good deal of consternation among officials In Indian Territory. It has boon a sort of uiiwrlttou law since courts were first established In In dian Territory nnd the Dawes Com mission was founded that oltlclnls should ride on passes, and few of them have broken tint law. Hut now the pnsa must go nnd (he government otllclals and othors must stny nt home or pay their fares. The number ot passes Issued In In dian Territory was very largo. The general attorneys for railroads have always hastened to "extend courte sies" to them. Thou thero were uleiks of the court who were ulso "consider ed," nnd on down (ho lino to deputy clerks. Thoro nre four district nttor- nuys nnd they hnvo several assistants, ami the mms aws not withheld from them. The marshals, of course, had to be remembered and their deputies al so. Thou camu tho Union Indian Agenoy at Muskogee. Tho Indian agent has lots of business with the rallionds, and his moleskin was so full of "annuals" thnt some of them were returned be cause they could not ho used. In tho Inspector's ofllce, and the agent's of llce, too, thoro woro lots of clerks and thew were "nice to tho rnllroads" mid they, too, got passes. How many ot them no ono knows, but there wcro n good many. In tho Dnwes Commission it was the same. Tho heads of divisions In tho palmy days rode on passes, though of late this was retrlcted somo and on ly chief clerks and a few othors car ried "annuals," but tho number of stenographers who used trip pusses was something astonishing. Hut now It Is nil over. Tho law- says "no person shall rccolvo u free pass." Tho railroad attornoys say that the law contemplates the recall of all passes now In use. One general attor ney for the Territory stated today that he was going to call In nil the passos nut. And tho general attornoys say they do not enro; that tho pass busi ness was one of tholr greatest annoy niices and that they nro ready to try the "overybody-pay" system for a while. Tho effect of the new law on politics In the nuw State will bo of great Importance. No exception Is made for convention delegates. President Makes Appointments. Hy Associated Pross. Oyster Hay, July 9. Tho president has appointed Charles Karlo solicitor of tho department of commorco and labor, nnd lllchnrd K. Campbell has been mndo chief of tho new bureau of naturalization In the bureau of Im migration. Cement Men on Strike, Hy Associated Pross. Chicago, 111, July 9. Comont sldo walk and floor layers are on a strike today for nn Increase of five per cent In wages. A majority of the omploy srs declare they will not pay tho In crease. Believed He Was Murdered. Hy Associated Pross. Topekn, July 9. It Is believed that Krnest Hurress of Sldnoy, Ohio, who was found In nn unconscious condition along side tho track noar Hollont, Sat urday night and died at Dodge City, Sunday, was murdored. Two gashes wero found on his body. It Is said bloody stones wero found near by. Astor and Bride Aro Home. Now York, July 8. William Waldorf Astor Jr. of Indon arrived hero to day on tho steamship Celtic, accom panied by his bride, formerly Mrs. Nannie Ianghorn Shaw of Virginia. Mr. nnd Mrs. Astor, after a few days spent In Now York, will go to Mrs. Aster's, old homo In Vlrglula. Mr. Astor said his futher was In gocdrioalth In 1-ondon, nnd ho did not view with concern the. cabled reports of his Illness. , WILL RESPOND TO PARTY CALL BRYAN WILL ACCEPT NOMINA TION IF TENDERED HIM. Letter to Former Senator James K. Jones of Arkansas Says He is Enjoylno Now the Freedom of Private Life. Washington, July 8. Former Sen ator James K. Jones of Arkansas, who whs chairman of tho Democratic na tional committee when Wlllam J. Hryan made his campaign for tho presidency In 189G and 1900, hns re ceived u letter from Mr. Hryan In which he announces he will accept the nomination for the third tlmo If It I tendered to him. The letter Is dat ed Juno 18, nt Stockholm, nnd Is ns follows: "I hnvo been watching itolltlcn! de velopments nnd have noted with grat ification the vindication of tho Dem ocratic principles. You havo correctly stated my position. As I wrote to Col onel Wet more. I shall do nothing to secure another nomination and do not want ono unless tho conditions seem to demand It. I may add thnt I enjoy tho freedom of private life nnd feel that I enn do some good without holdlnit olllce. "There nro, however, certain re form, which I would very much llko to see accomplished, and to assist In tho accomplishment of thnso re forms I am willing to become tho party candldato again If, when tho tlmo for nomination nrrlvos, tho advo cates oi reform are In control of tho party and think thnt my candidacy will glvo tho best assuranco of victo ry. If somo ono clso seems moro avail ablo I .shall bo even better pleased. "I- need not assuro you that I am moro Interested In seeing our prin ciples triumphant than I am In tho personnel of tho ticket. Tho country needs to have Jeftcrsonlnn Democracy nppllcd to all departments of tho gov ernment, state and national, and I am content to holp to make this applica tion. Yours truly, WILLIAM J. DRYAN." LONE HIGHWAYMAN AT WORK. Held up Five Stage Coaches In Rapid Succession. Wawoun, Cal., July 8. Flvo Yoso- nilto Valley stages woro hold up late yesterday by a lono highwayman, who obtained a considerable amount ot money and Jewelry. Tho conveyances wcro halted In rnpld succession at a curvo In tho road near Ahwanco at the Identical spot where n lono bandit operating a year ago rcllovcd several wealthy tourists of their valuables. Tho stages wcro traveling sufficient ly far apart to avoid each other's dust nnd when the first vehicle reached tho turn In the road, tho highwayman, whoso features were completely hid den, stopped out, pointed n gun nt tho driver nnd commanded him to halt. Some of tho women passengers screamed, but othors began wildly to secroto their vulimbles. Tho highway mnn directed ull passengers to throw out tholr money and Jowelry and when tho ordor mot with compliance direct ed the driver to move on. Tho second stago appeared u few mlnutos later and tho passongers suf fered a similar uxporlonco. The pro cess was repeated until nil flvo had been halted and robbed, when tho ban dit disappeared In the brush. Hy Associated Press. Frcnso, Call., July 9. A dispatch from Ilornda says tho lono highway man who Saturday held up flvo stages near Anwance, Yellow Stone Park, has beon captured. Returning tourists say tho highwayman was masked and armed with a rifle. He held up tho stages ono by ono at a sharp curvo on tho hill, as they arrived a short tlmo apart. The passengers with hands up wero lined along side the highway. Tho women screamed, ono fainted, ono passenger was hauled oft tho Wells Fargo express box, at the ban dit's ordor, and It later was looted, whllo a number ot passengers ot tho first coach wcro lined up tho bandit selected, a young woman from among them to collect tho loot, which she did nfter hositatlng. Despair is tho undertaker that carts off dead hopes.