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THE OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER IN INDIAN TERRITORY ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS. VOLlTMH XIII ARDMORK, I. T., sl'XDAY .MORMXU, (KTOiiKR M, 11)0(5. Xr.MHlCR 12(5 xim&xt$lz. Si i V conditions A FARMER SNUBBED by WHITES OSTRACIZED BY Bl.ACKS. A Man Without a Race, With Purest Caucasian Blood-Flowing, Through His Veins Hla Skin Is Dark Ac that o' Full-blood Negro. Okmultf', I. T.. Ocl. IIS. Snubbed " by white.!, ostracized by black. Wcs ' toy HaV, ii farmer, l cabling near this e(l 'Wo Is without a race. In Hiith tj,e ,mretl 0f Caucasian blood lltlk' ,vlng through Mh vein. Hnll l tnlcV dnrk or skin iih ninny full blood Sfiogroes. nnd this peculiarity, shaded J by all his family and rolntlvps. Inn given rise to a long train of litiga tion In which tlit' courtH of many states have boon forced to decide between white ami black. Hall's con tention that he Is. a Caucasian hat! ulv.-n.vs been sustained. Whan Hall and Ills family HimI came to this section from Howell county, MlsHoml, th'" were looked upon as negroes ns a matter of course. Stren uous denials not only added to the pre Judlco of Iho white iielghboi:L but served to nliemte the negroes, who looked upon the newcomer as a l'ariah and traitor to their race. When Hall sent bis children to a white school they were greeted with renditions of "Coon, Coon. Coon." by the other students. The climax came when the persecuted childteu were ejected from the school by the dlrert ors of tha district on the ground that they wore ucgvooH. Then the father btought suit for damages against the members of the school board, and thin rosultod in bringing the strange history of the family of Halls t light. Tho nncostor of the proicnt fauiilj was Henderson Hnll, who settled In Tennessee long before tho war. Hhi father and his fntber's fathers before him hud been seafaring peoplo, engag- od in tho Urazillan teade. Tlu?y came of a long lino of Portuguese sailors, whoso many journeys under the blitz ing tropical iuiu had further bluck- ened the naturally dark skin of the Hons of Portugal. Tho grandson Is now In possession of deeds nnil other papers showing that Henderson Hall was a land owner In Tcnesseo before the war, which proves""""Concluslvely that ho was not cor:iIdered a negro. Locks of hair of his ancestor aro also carefully kept by tho family and have been introduced as evidence In many courts Henderson Hall moved to southern Missouri nftor tho war, where he mar ried the 'laughter of a pioneer resi dent of Howell county, Frederick Co) yor by name. To tho tlmo of his death Colyor refused to speak to his Bon-ln-law, behoving him to bo a no Bto. Ilondoruon Hall died about live yours ago, at tho ago of 10.1 yearn. Ho left many children nnd grandchild ren and nearly all of them, wherever thoy have gone, hnvo had trouble with school boards for refusing to permit tholr children to attend white schools. Ono of tho most notahlo of these cases, which attracted wldo nttcntlon at tho time, was that of Jofforsnn Hall of West Plains, Mo., who In 18S9 brought suit to mnndamus tho direct ors of Spring Crook school. Tho case camo up In Texnn county, Mo., on a change of venue, and some of tho best lawyoru In tho state wero engaged by hot It sides In tho controversy. Judge C. C. Bland presided at tho trial, which was attended by all tho mem bors of tho Hall tribe, who crowded tho court room. After listening to tho testimony nnd Inspecting tho locks of hair of tho l.-'.ia ancestors tho jury brought In a verdict for the Halls, whom they derldod wero not negroes Tho vordict established for all time Iho status of the family In southern i'1 Missouri, but tho meirnors who have Bono to other sections of cho country Jinvo been forced to again go Into the courts to provo that they aro free from the taint of African blood.. Reserved , scat-salo for Elks', Show, frtgins Monday, Oct. 15; Lon M. Frame Drug Storo. li-'3 CAR.R 15 NOMINATED. Coimlry Delegates Name Him Over Choioc of Pauls Valley Men. Ardmoiolte Special. Pauls Valley, 1. T.. Oct. 13. Hem M. Cnrr of this elty was nominated as the Republics!! (Htidldato for del egate to the constitutional convention from the 91th district. The Pauls Val Icy Republicans favored Joe II. Leit theriniui and endorsed his candidacy. Owing to his being an office holder, there wan n protest against him from the Antloch, Civet nnd other country delegates, who claimed no federal of fice holder could hope to carry tho dis trict. Tho Pauls Valley dologntps then withdrew their support of Lea thormnn and threw It to Cnrr. The Republicans of tho western por tion of the district threw their sup poi,t to Clms. Stewait of Poster, the vote resulting Cnrr "5, Stewait 23. CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS BEGIN. Agaln3t International Harvester Com pany on Fifty Counts, dy Associated Press. Topeka. Kas.. Oct.1.1. In tho dis trict court today, criminal proceed ings wore begun against tho Interna tional Harvester Company of Ameri ca, on fifty counts, by filing of papers by Fred S. Jackson, assistant alter ney general of Kansas. The charge? Is made In each count that defendant entered Into nn un lawful combination with the Interna tional Harvester Company of Now Jer sey, for the purpose of preventing competition and establishing a monop oly In tho trado of harvesting nnd other agricultural Implements in Kan sas. Bondage Case Postponed. Ily Associated Press. Helena. Ark.. Oct. 13. Tho trial of Thomas Mitmavu, charged with lim ing held two white girls in bondage v.i3 temporarily postponed today when taken up by tho Fedora) grand Jury. Counsel for defendant having entered i! motion that the indictments lie null ed stating there was an alleged flnv In the indictment. Afraid of Nomination. Vinlta, I. T., Oct. IS. V. .11. Ham, who was nominated by the Republi cans of tho fiOth district, has declined to- accept the nomlnaiton, and as a result another nominating convention will have to bo held. AWFUL WORK OF INSANE PROMINENT FARMER MURDERS WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN. Injures Two Others, Then Commits Suicide by Cutting His Own Throat Insane Man Used Ax for Weapon. Death Was Instantaneous. My Associated Press. Knoxvllle, Tenn., Oct. 13. dial bert Monlooth, used 51 years, a most prominent farmer of Cooko county, today murdered his wlfo and four children of the family and In jured two other children, then com mitted suicide, cutting his throat. Tho tragedy was enacted at tho Montooth homo, near NowPort, Tenn. It Is believed Montooth became sud denly Insane. An ax was tho weapon used for tho deadly work. Tho wlfo and children wero brained and death must havo been instantaneous. Farmers' Union Elect Officers. idmorelto Special. Wynnowood, I. T., Oct. 13. At tho regular quarterly meeting of tho Far mers' Union organization of tho 17th recording district held at Pauls Val ley, A. A. Klmorc of Davis was elect ed president of tho district union to fill tho vacancy occasioned by tho resignation of President J. A. West to accept th0 presidency of tho organi zation of tho territory. Dr. D. H. Hoover of Arbucklo was elected a member of the board of directors, succeeding W. C. Richardson, resign ed. Fire in Suburb of Chicago. Hy Associated Propa. Chicago, 111., Oct. 13. A disastrous flro occurred today In tho imburb Lnko muff, thirty miles north of Chi cago on the Lake Shoro. A largo frame hotcjj.khown at Lake Illuff Villa was hvrnijd.to tho ground, and a nmnber of summer cottages destroyed. Mm sin mm ! NIGHT PASSENGER BOATS RUN TOGETHER IN DENSE FOG. Two Fatalities and Many Narrow Es capes from Watery Graves in Hud son River Excellent Work of Officers nnd Crews. Jy Associated Press. Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 13. The night passenger steamer Adiiondack of thu Pcopltfj Line of Albany -and tho Sar atoga of tho Citizens Line of Troy, collided near Glasgow, twelve miles north of tills city at 1:15 o'clock tills morning. Clarence Sherman, oiler, of Sara toga was killed, and (leoi-go Morton of New York City, chirk on the Allium duck, is missing. The collision occurred in u dense fog. both pilots, It is thought, lost tlulr hearings. Sherman, tho oiler, was killed In stantly by llylug timbers. Morton on the Adirondack Is suppiued to have been knocked overboard anil drowned. Many passengers on the Saratoga were- knocked down by tho force of the rolllrtloii, but the crews of both bouts assisted in rescuing them, later they were transferred-to the City of Troy, lauded at Tlvoll and sent to Now York by train. Tho passengers on both boats be came panic stricken ami only by cool ness of. the officers and crews heavy loan of life was prevented. The Adirondack after the fog had cleared was ahlo to proceed to Albany. The San-togti sustained greater dam ago; she was towed to duck and an chorc 1. A number of Saratoga pasicngorc were hurt but none scrloiiBly. Officers or the Saratoga say the collision was unavoidable. Without warning the Ad irondack's lights nuddenly loomed up n the fog and tho cranli followed. The state rooms on the port side of the Saratoga were crushed I:i. The boats swung away Immediately. The Sr-ntega llctcd and a dozen occupants of state rooms w.oro thiowu into ice cold waters of Hudson River. Those were rescued by a pnralng steamer. Tho Saiatcga whb built In 1S77 and was valued at half a million. The Adirondack was launched in 189(1 nnd cost one million dollars. WOMAN PERISHED IN FIRE. Checotah Milliner Loses Life In Fire Which Destroys Buildings. Hy Associated Press. Checotah, I. T., Oct. 13. Mrs. Strothor was burned to death hero today lu a flro which destroyed her millinery store and (he flat over It In which she lived. The woman took ner children safely to the street, then re-entered the building. Several adjoin ing buildings were destroyed. STREET CAR HORROR. Seven Persons Killed, Eight Others In jured, Four Fatally. My Associated Press. Lon Angeles. Oct. 3. Soven persons wero killed and eight others Injured, four fatally, today, when a street car plunged down a stoop hill hero with terrific speed and dashed Into a tele- grapb pole. Tho platform which was crowded with men nnd women, was ripped off, and tho car overturned. Danish Brotherhood Meets. Ardmorelto fpeenu Council muffs, la., Oct. 13. The Danish Brotherhood of America onon- on Its nnnual convention hero todny. Nearly every state In the union Is rep resented and the gathering of tho Danes Is probably tho greatest over held In this country. Fairbanks In Iowa. Hy Associated Press. Wnteiloo, Iowa, Ort. 13. Vlco Pres ident Fairbanks spoke to n large an dlenco today nr.d formclly opened the Iowa campaign. STRUCK'S CAFE EVERYTHING TO EAT COTTON TWO THOUSAND BALES AND COM PRESS DESTROYED DY FIRE. Spark from Engine Ignites Cotton at Bryan, Texas, and Big Ash Heap Is All that Remains Heavy Property Loss. Ilrjan. Tex., Oct. 13. One of the most dlsiudroim fires lit the history of Uryaii occurred last night from 10 to 12 o'clock. Tho compress was totally dostroyed and with It from 1.500 to 2.000 bales of cotton, with seven or eight Height ears loaded with cotton tint stood on adjacent tracks. A laige cotton warehouse near by wins n:ii-rowl saved and sonic fifty bales of cotton on the outside that could not be- gotten Into the building wore burned. The lire was wild to have been caused by a spark from a pacing lo comotive, in just a few inutile (he entire building and the hundreds of l.-alos of cotton were u mass of seeth ing Humes. There were several locomotives In the yards of the Houston & Texas Central and International & (ileal .N'orthi'i-n railroads and they ncted promptl and saved a iiumbor of cnn by pulling thorn out of danger. Four teen cars were burned, but only seven wore loaded with cotton. The firemen hail great, difficulty In saving a num ber of nearby buildings. Tho stock of the compress company amounted to $28,500 and the entire plant was valued at' $10,000. The to tal loss will reach In the neighbor hood of $1115,000. ICvorything was In surod, but it is Impossible to get fig ures. The compress was entirely dc Htwy.d by 11 ro oncu before about sev en years ago. Tho offlcoi-s of tho company are: .1 V. Howell, president; Wlpprcchl. superintendent, and R. S. Webb, sec retary nnd treasurer. The plant will he rebuilt at once. NEW COTTON WAREHOUSE. Building at Pauls Valley Nearlng Com pletionCost $1,500. Ardmorelto Special. Pauls Valley. I. T.. Ort. 13. TIk new Farmers' Union warehouse hi.' by tho Commercial club wltn dona tions from merchants of the city in nearing completion. The building Is 100 by 100 feet nnd cost $1,500. It Is built of corrugated Iron nnd Is fireproof. The building la located near tho cotton compress. BREMEN COTTON FIRE. Three Thousand Bales of the Staple Coniumed in German City. Piemen, Ciorninny, Oct. 13. Threo IhouEiand bales of cotton which anlved 'lere from Snvnininh Oct. 8, on the British steamer Turkestan, were de itroyed by flro yesterday. Millions for Charity. By Associated Press. London, Oct. 13. Ily the death to dny of Mi-3. Sam Lewis Hill, widow of Sam Lewis, tho money lender, who loaned to tho royalty. Flftcn million dollars left by Lewis, will bo given to charity. Magoon Is Cuba's Boss. Uy Associated Prc-3. Havana, Oct. 13. General Magoon assumed the governorship of Cuba to day, succeeding Secretary Taft. He Issued a proclamation saying "Tho pol Icy declared nnd assurances given by Secretary Taft will bo strictly ad hered to." Fire Destroys Town. Uy Associated Press. Mardiall, Iowa. Oct. 13. A cigar Kt-ih loft In tho opera house at Ilrls-t'jv.-, Iowa. Fturtrd a fl-o which destroy e.l iho entire b-.iflnns.i flection early today. MERCHANTS' LUNCH 11 a tiv. it p.m., Zj)C CANDIDATES NOMINATED. Democrats and Republicans Both Put Out Candidates. Aidmorelte Special. Hug".. I. T., Oct. 13. The Deinoi rac of the 110th constitutional dis trict have nominated II. F. Lee as their immlldalo for delegate. A pri mary was held on September 2!tth In which four made the race. No one re ceiving ii majority, a second primary was held last Saturday in which II. C. Nash of Antlers and It. F. Lee of Hugo, the two high men in tho pre vious primary ran It over. It Is not known Just vhnt the vote was for when the convention met last Tues day at Antlers the Nash forces who controlled (lie machinery refused to canvass the returns. Hnolllclal returns were that Lee had received over 1200 votes and Nash a little hotter tha.i HOO. An all day fight In which con siderable bad blood was shown result ed In two conventions being hold, but both finally nominated 11. I-'. Lee, the primary choice, and lu now goes forth as the regular nominee with every prospect or success. On the same day the federal office holders and colored voters held a Re publican convent ion ami tiomlnted .loo lOverLlgo of Crant. Ho leads a forlorn hope nnd will not hnvo the solid sup port of his own parly on aecunf. of (he dissatisfaction of the rank and file over the carpet bag domination. 1 In District 111. In the 111th district, which Is the extreme southeastern district or tho new stale, tho Democrats held a pri mary last Saturday and hnvo nomi nated I-:. J. Heimlou or Idabel over 13. IJluo or Oarvlu by a majority of over 100 vote. Mr. Herndon Is a citi zen or the Choctaw nation and a splendid veto getter. The Republicans met In convention the same day at (Jarvln and nom inated A S. McChiio of Kagletown. A colored politician from Muskogee put In his appearance In that district a short tlmo ago nnd has organized the blacks so well that they were two lo one In tho convention. It was bo dis gusting (o some Illy wliltos that they walked -out of tho convention, and while expressing their belief In the na tional Republican principles stated they would not stand negro domina tion. It is generally believed that Mr. Herndon will have ea y sailing on November Cth. a mmu is THE INFORMANT HUNDREDS OF WHITES AND NE GROES HELD IN SLAVERY. Department of Justice Notified That Slavery Exists Extensively In South ern Florida Below Tampa North ern Men Responsible Parties. Washington, Oct. 13. Fresh allega tions or the oxlstenco of slavery In southern Florida below Tampa have been made to the department of Jus tice and it Is alleged that hundreds of mon In that Btate, both white and negroos, aro held in virtual slavery. It la declared that those responsible ror this condition or nffnlrs aro most ly northern mon and companies en gaged In the turpentine nnd lumber hi'.ilncss and in mining phosphate rock. It Is furtlior alleged that tho slier IlTs or various counties in tho south ern part or the stato nro parties to the -:islavlng or negroes In tho phosphnto mines, turpentine larms and lumber mills. The department's Informant, who is a woman, Is to havo an Intervlow with Attornoy (lOneral Moody tomor row, urtor which tho department will decide upon tho courso it will pursue. Hanged for Murder. By Associated Proas. Chicago, 111., Oct. 13. Daniel Fran els, colored, wiib Imaged hero todaj ror the ifturdor of his wire, Mrs. Mar "ia Francis, and her business partner, Mrs. Mary cnFgs. Francis wont to 'heir place of ImsiitPss and shnt thoni 'ncaiiEo his wlfo would not glvo him nonoy. Popa Receives Vliltor. Uy Associated Picas. Rome,. Qct, 13.--The' popol who ta 'n jicrfen .lUYZc received many peo In private) audh-nco today'. ACCEPTS THE" SMSMTM HEARST ACCEPTS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR. In Letter to Chairman of Dtnocratl. State Committee He Mentions Rec ord of Party and Principles of Jefferson and Jackson. Hlnilrn. N. Y.. Oct. 13. William Ran dolpb Hearst today formally accepted the Democratic nomination for gov ernor or New York hlntj In n letter addressed to W. J. Coiiners, chairman or the Democratic state committee, and made public here this afternoon The letter says In part: "I accept the nomination or (ho De mocrntle parly, hearing In mind the record or that great party In the past and knowing that the membership or the party Is determined still to be ruled by tho principles or Jefferson nnd Jackson and guided by Demo eratlc Idwtls, the greatest good for the greatest number. "True Democrats must stand with Jefferson and Jnckson for the best In ' tc rests or the whole cltUeiiHhlp rath er than ror the selfish Interests or any party, class or Individual seeking ror speclnl privileges. "It cannot ho denied that certain Individual;- nnd classes have at timci secured control of the machinery of the Democratic party and attempted to use it for their own personal or class profits. . The duty or true Dem ocrats Is to deprive of all authority within the purty these who represent, only special Interests nnd who seek to promote such Interests at the ex pense or the general welfare. "The DamncKitlc convention nt Buf falo tlld (his thing In n most conscient ious and eltectve iii'tnner. Domocrals, to culled, hut seeking after special privileges in' reality, wer.o driven over Into tho Republican pnrty, whore those of their class nourished. "The lino Is now clearly drawn be tween special privileges on one baud nnd equal opportunity on the other. "The property rights or every man and of ovory organization or any kind must be respected, but today, as In the days of Jackson, It Is necessary to declare that no powor snail rise up greater than the government or men acing the government. "The Democrats of today must de clare and they must learn (hat, uo matter how great tho wealth of Indi viduals, or corporations, that wealth must not bo an Irresponsible, dominat ing powor In government; "Tho peoplo boynd any ques"on de mand open primaries and the passage, of direct nomination laws to brlnj; tho government directly under the con trol of tho people. "The enforcement of the eight-hour law on government work, the enforce ment of laws concerning tho prevail ing rate of wages, Is demanded by the people, nnd it is demanded by Demo cratic principles n;i old as the dec laration of Independence. "Democracy speaks also In denun ciation of tho great Chinese Inbor men- neo which Is now rovlved because of the Introduction ona large scale of Cui nojio labor In Panama. The sugges tion to Introduce Into this country and to employ by tho taxpayers of tills country a people of low Intelligence and still lower morals. Is nu attack: upon the welfare, moral and iimterlnl. or tho American citizen. "f nccept the nomination of the De mocracy proudly, ns I recall tho great names from Jefferson to Tllden. that tho party ban honored and that have honored tho party. I accept the notn natlon gladly, realizing that opportun ity for useful work Is ofrorcd todaj- to nil or those that may be elected" ti office as servants of the peoplo anil anxious (o deserve tho confidence ol tho people. "I promlso faithfully. If elected, to do all that 1 can as a citizen of tho United Status lu office to realize ud apply tho groat principles of the his toric Democratic party. 'And f pledge mysolf to work with? othors to rid tho Democratic parly. and so far as possible all branches of government, or that plutocratic trrat ejmncnt that seoks to rule botlr part 1 6s and to destroy tho Democratic party ii("Ur)y".'.''