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VOLUME XV CITY EDITION ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA MONDAY M()KNlN(i AIMML I!) 1 .)()'.) NUMBER 2()i 1 w ' 1 FOUR MEN PAY PRICE OF BOBBITT'S DEATH I he W earner M!!rR aSFN WFKT AM RIIRRHI fiRF Embroideries Has Us Guessing If it continues like this you'll probably want to buy a Woolen Tailored Suit And it wouldn't be a bad purchase, specially if you arc planning a trip away this summer. Stocks are fairly complete in the woolen line, with great assortments of washable tailored suits to select from. If it turns warm again you'll be interested in lighter weight stuff. No matter what the weather man does, this store is splendidly stocked with all manner of ready-to-wear garments. The ready to wear business is assuming large proportions at this store, because we have what the people want at the price they want to pay. aaaeu & The Place To Buy Good Shoes. ?JY LYNCHED BY MOB AT ADA THIS MORNING At Three o'Clock Two Hundred Determined Men Overpowered Jail Guards, Took Doomed Men From Cells and Strung Them to Ratters in Old Stable. Work Done Thoroughly and in Order Little Resistance is Made. Ada. Ok.. April 10. Wltli the lynch have been iimdo to establish any j sitnred. Peeler Is n lad uhoul nine mg this mori.lus; about throe o'clock , Identities. Sheriff Tom Smith, of Pon- i teen years ot age. Kin youth probab I)' advert hint from the noose. John WIIIIhmimoii, h man or about 21 yearn, living Ml Francis is tin liersou who turned state evidence. In hlH story ho said Miller nunc to In house anil horiowpil a mure. A rte.u was made between the two m- ii for the purchase of the Hiilmal Miller gave him $20 nnil promised him $so History in the entire West and Allen were wealthy rat- mom If ho took her and If In- did not and Linens Hy express today to in our Big Three Days Spun' Sale at sacrifice prices. s pieces white ;,6 inch Light Sheer Linen, lfr worth 35c. special per yard UL 5 picrcs white 36 inch Light Sheer Linen, just the thing for waist' or full dress, .oc value, price -ir now yard ZOC . pieces ;,o inch very sheer colored linen in delicate shades of pink, light blue, lavender and chain- TP pagne, a .jnc value, sale price ZOC 2 BIG LOTS NEW EMBROIDERY !0c totoe county In in 11 off today and nothing toward tbu apprehension ol member of the mob ha yet been done. The Justices Inquest on the ; bodies of the hanged men will bo held today. j Young Peeler, Milter's nephew ha STEVENSON FREED BY JUBY FOR MURDER OF R. W. GATHEY ell ot Garvin county, and hU assist aut.Attorney George I. .Ionian; New I oil & Jackson, Norman; Attorney K. T. Jones, Paula Valley. The defend 1 ant was represented by Attornoys Mo 1 man Prulott, Oklahoma City; Hen F. Norman, Okla . piil IS -After a sensational trial lasting nil tlm week, the Jury In the case ot James Steven son, charged with tho murder of Dep uty City Marshal It. W. Cathey ot Paul alley. November .;, l-'Oi. j willlums, Nonnan; Yorker K. Taylor brought In a verdict of not guilty Pauls Valley; Victor SnlggH, Oklaho Saturday afternoon nt 2 o'clock, after nia City. Attorney Jones mado a mas deliberating since Friday morning at j terful plea for. tho state, whllo At 10 o'clock. There were IS witnesses torney Jones made a masterful plea at this place el" Jim Miller, Jesse W.st. Joe Allen and 1). 11. Ilurrell, charged with the murder of Gun Hob lut t . ended what ban for year been one of the bloodiest band of murder ni iu the stnte of Oklahoma and an niyan'.ution of professional assassins. ' that tor a record of blood crime, mild that he would give out a state t iobably has no eual In tho annals meat for publication this afternoon. of luminal southwest. Tie- citizens of Ada were horrified but not in the leant surprised this morning on arising to Mud In an old abandoned livery barn nuck of the i.'il 'In- mill and dangling IhmIIcs or the tour men, banning from the raft ers When the detail of the quart ntiile lynching became known the en tire town was In a luroru ot excite ment and for a time it was believed that violence to other persons would be done, o frenzied had the crowd become, however the work of the lyn chers had been so thorough and so systematic and so little fus had been made that there was little lett to do but to notify tho relatives of the vic tims to come and get the bodies. At three o'clock this morning the 1 lot Cambric Iidges, inserting to match, 15c and joc values, now per yard 1 lot Swiss lidges and Inserting, values up ir)Jr to 25c, special per yard I Z 2 C Newjval laces and colored laces, new lace bands of every description, suitable for cotton or linen materials. tlemen of Canadian, Texas and I'm merly lived across the Canadian In the Seminole country. 1 Hiring their residence there 111 feeling arose be tween them and llobbttt, caused. It Is said by Ilobbltt having forced them to leave the country on account ot some crooked deals. A lew years ago thoy removed to West Texs In the Panhandle. County olllcers here claim that they hired Miller to kill Ilobbltt. turn ing the money over to Ilurrell, who placed it In Miller's bund. The tear that justice would not be done iu the trial of Miller Is said to have been the cause ot the mob's actions, and the Information of tho aciiultul ol keep tho animal Williamson was to have the $20 for thu tise of the am mill. Miller lode off from l'r.iie i mid returned Monday befoie 1 1 - -ii ling on Saturday. He told William son be wa on a cattle deal ami if he made It he -would give Williamson a Job In helping drive the cattle from the country, lie lea the Williamson home again and returned between nine and ten o'clock on the night of the killing. According to his testi mony .Miller was restless and com plained of headache, supper was prepared for him and ho retired for the night. He coughed frequently $385,000 BONO ISSUE NULL AND VOID- ALL TO 00 OVER The bond proposition Is null and void, all shot to pieces and will through the night and did not rostlmvo to 00 luo H wr again, well. On the following morning belli This Information was received to- Stephenson at Norman of the murder 1 Miller and Williamson took mountn . In this case, which has boon before the supreme court three times on habeas corpus and writs of manda mus and which was finally carried from Pauls Valley, Garvin county, to Nonnan, Cleveland county, on a ehungo ot venue. 'When the case was called for trial ft Norman last Mondny buforo Judge A. H. Huston, who was sent by the supremo court as a special Judge from Guthrie to sit on tho case, a motion was made for continuance for the defendant and overruled. Then the battlo royal started and was one of the most stubbornly fought legal battles In the history ot Oklahoma. Tho prosecution proved by nine eye wit nosse that Stevenson stood out side the restaurant door at Pauls Valley as Cathey came out ot the for the state, while Attorney Pruiett of Oklahoma City was equally elo quent, ami was complimented by Judge Huston upon the nble defense offered. of City Marshal Cathey at Pauls Vul- guards at the Jail. Deputy Sheriffs i ley Is said to have had an lntlitence Walter Goyne and Hurt Nestor, wore' in causing the mob to act. Shortly surprised and overpowered by the alter dusk last night, tho guards at advance agents of a mob numbering i the Jail saw two men go through the between 150 and 200 determined men. old stable and look around, supposed Nestor attempted to make resistance, i ly for a good place Iu which to hang but was at once made to understand the men. The examining trial of Mil- that no Interference would be brook- ler wa held Friday and he wn hound eil could have saved his life prolmbly ed and -was beaten over the head 1 over without ball. The trials of the If he had been willing to tell what and rode to Sassakwa some iiln miles north. While riding together Williamson says Miller told him that the cattle deal was not made but that ho hart killed Gus llobbttt and told him It would not be well for him IT he ever tolrt anything. Horry Ilurrell ono of the men hntig- GORE APPOINTS CADETS OKLAHOMA SENATOR APPOINTS GRANDSON OF SAM HOUSTON, AND NEPHEW OF WATTERSON. Washington. 1). C. April 19. Sena tor Gore has appointed Sam Houston of Woodward, grandson of General Sam Houston, and Henry Wattersixi. nephew of Henry Watterson, the not door ot the rostaurant and that Sto-1 Kentucky editor, a cadets to tho I with the butt end of a revolver. 1 The keys to the cells were secured and the four men, Miller. West, Al len and Ilurrell were taken out of the Jail and to nu old abandoned livery barn In the rear where thoy were strung up. one at a time to tho rnf- t ters of the building. Their hands wero tightly bound behind them with balling wire ami the tirst man to swing was Miller, and the other were hauled up In regular order. West was the only one of the quar tette to offer any resistance and he I put up a iicspcruic light when lie , pease learned what the mob was after. lie burial. others .was to have taken place Tues day morning, but they waived exam ination after Miller's trial. 1 It. F. Turner of this city, piiuclpal counsel for J. 11. Miller had u tele phone message from Miller's wife this morning hi Fort Worth. She said that Miller's body 'would be prepared for burial iu Ada and It would be shipped to Fort Worth. She timer! he Knew. The county attorney had a talk with ni m last Thursday ami urged ifuriell to confess, ami tell what he knew on the others. This he positively refused to rto. Hurrell nas a number of acquaintances In this city, lie ha been engaged Iu the banking buslne' nt Duncan anil at Cornish ami ha dealt some In Indian land. He I the man who wa pen suuiort to act n treasurer. Iu ire "K to li,"- day by Mayor Ponnlngton and Judge Potterf. the lattor having handled the affair from tho legal end. The big issue of $."!S.-,Ono just voted and passed by the city will have to he voted on again, all as a result ot a nine technicality, winch says that the polls won; not opunod until eight o'clock lu tho morning, when they should have been opened at six o'clock. Mayor Pennington says that ho will not call another election, buf win jonvo everything to tho now the schol hoard meets and io qtiesta It. This illsagrooablo anil disappoint ing Information may cause an entire ly new complexion to he place I on the bond Issue, it may no maao iar ger or smaller than it was before and It may have some bearing on the coming election of mayor and commissioners. Certain It Is tnnt all tho hard work will have to bo done over r.rraln, but this time there need not be any sus pense or anxiety about tho matter, for the bonds carried bu such a hand some majority before that another vote will perhaps wipe ou" s 'lit ot the other negntlvo votos. mayor and commissioners who will! A want ad urlnK 'ou oar- sdoii take office. Ho will, howover, 1 glH. but A. H. Rawlins can supply enll an election for the school bonds I thorn In Furnlturo and llouso Fur before ho retires from offlco In case ' nlshlngs, with certainty. Mm 1 and who, since the lynching are wil- When he was shot by arrangements with the First National conspiracy it 1 charged that Hurrell Miller from ainbiwh he went home 1 hank In Fort Worth to have Oklaho ma State bank at Ada pay the ex- of preparing the boilv for veiiKon shot him through the heart, Annapolis Naval Academy. Sam wnu "e submission alter a! Jesse West who wa one of tno their testimony. Tho ! Smith ot Tulsa was appointed as al- n""" "' " ' 1 ' ""H.iieu wi "'t ' 'i tomato snort time, aim later wnen m nouy year ot age ami na a wne. lie wa The limiiiiiteeK will take their ev- w,tl1 ,ut uow '"' wa badly cut nnil ' reared In Indian Territory on a farm amlnatlon In Oklahoma City. April vor" ,,loo,1' from th wlt,'"5- ,iq i lined ULllum illtllKl'll Willi llllliiiri were in the jail at the same tune, According to defense relied upon three eyo wit iicsge. Crawford Hill, William Pope and Ulnier Story, agnlnst whom the prosecution put on -10 witnesses for the nlleged purpose of Impeachment. Another strong reliance for the de fense was tho range of the bullets, five of which nro said to have been fired by Cathey and 'our by Steven son. The range ot theso bullets, as jndgod by tho manner thoy entered the building, proved a strong featuro of the case. Tho prosecution's the ory was that the dead man never fired n shot until after ho was down wn tho sidewalk. Tho defense, how ever, through Attorney Moman Prul ott, Oklahoma City, and loading coun sel, took the position t hut pVsIcal fact, to-wit, tho range ot the bul lets, could not have been flrod by a man who was lying on his hack and this theory was borne out by the Jury's verdict. There was much feeling In evidence throughout the trial, owing to the al leged enmity that existed between thu defendant and the slain officer and each move was watched closely by the friends on both sides. To many tho verdict came as a surprise lint tho theory showing that the olTl ver fired five shots shattered the the ory that advantage was taken of tho officer by the defendnnt Hoth sides were represented hy blo legal talent, tho prosecution Jiavlng County Attorney J. D. Mitch- wa to receive the money am: turn mid told It over to Miller. A telephone con versation between Miller at Koff and Ilurrell at Ada connected Harwell Iu a manner that the moh relt Justified 111 tho lynching ot liiiu. Miller ami Harwell w'ere also een together lu Ada Just before the killing. The Jo of the wile clippers enr- If yo'j hav0 backscho and urinary troubles you should tako Foley's Kid ney Remedy to strengthen and build up the kidneys so they will act prop erly, as a serious kidney troublo may develop. Sold hy a'.l druggists. :: :: :: ? f f M 4 i i i t: FARM AND CITY LOANS. Wo aro In position now to mak0 quick loan3 on good farms and city proporty for B. 7 and 10 years. Itefercnco to any hank In Ardmoro as to our reliability. DREW & RAMSEY. young Peeler nephew of Miller and two men charged with the killing of Town .Marshal Zeke Putmau, at Al len, were not molested. While the mob wa carrying out Its bloody work two of their number were left at the Jail to guard tho olllcer.-i and to prevent them giving an alarm until the lynchers had com-1 year ago and wa acquitted. It pletod their work. Tho deputies un- seem that Pickett had before that der guard were warned not to make' time killed a brother of Wet'. Jee an outcry or to stick their heads out . Wet and Joe Allen wero partners In of the window for thirty minute, or 1 the saloon business. They Bold out they would be Instantly shot. and hit the count ty with about ten 'Shortly before the mob appeared at , thousand dollars. They went to Wet the jail other member visited tho Texns and ltought many acre of the electric light plant and forced the cheap Panhandle land. The land and his first business ventuii wa to embark lu the saloon nuslne lu Pot awatomle county Oklahoma. The wa loon wa known as ho "(Corner Sa loon," and wa the ceiie of many kll-i convinced the olllcers and the eltUen lings. It wa on the border of Indian of Pontotoc county that they had ami Oklahoma territorieti. It I Bald ' the right man. that Wet figured iu tho killing of Tho mnn Wet who wa hanged U noveral negroe in the saloon. It i ald to have been nervy. Mo wn -aid also that W st killed a mm afraid of nothing; and hail had Iron named Pickett In Duiiean almnt ten , Me with Jiobhltt. A killing wa ex- hi wife all about 't. He ' kept hi coat buttotiod over hi wound 1 and told her not to talk to him, a he had only an hour to live and that he wanted to take up what, time he had left on earth talking to her ami giving direction a to the disposition of hi property. He had hi will ried by Miller and the lo of the oil j "IHIJB it provision ror a large to wnere .Miner wa Mopping it u cloth In which he kept hi hot nun ot t lie et atte to le nld and when Miller mnde his ap- wranned led to the clue that finally Uil"' ""leer lu running down ' pearanie, thu man said "that Is Mil- Miller, whom he atilil had killed him. seemed to havo little dlillculty In se curing bondsmen when nrresHul fin ally of his crimes, which were all tho jway from cattle ami hor-e stealing to jnurrter. He wa arrested In i'exart uy a .well known Texas Ranger afti r hla place of hiding had been located and the man iwlio I wild to havt found out where he was, was afraid to go .with an oincer to him to arrest him The Informant went with the Ranger 5 employe on duty to cut nil tho wires soon became valuable. Wet recently :: :: :: :: t: tt :: it :: n r'troiiing treot light service in the attended the siotkmen's convention DO IT NOW. The Tornado Soason Is lioro Protect your proporty from ! that powerfully energetic arid lneslatable twister th0 Wind. A $l!i00 policy costs less than a penny day. Soo cltv so Hint tluir work might ho, done without fear of detection or ln- terruptton. j Some few of tho members ot tho ' mob were masked, whllo the others ! appeared with nothing to conceal 1 their Identity. It is believed by some and tolrt a friend there that he wa worth $10,000. Allen lind made lm liar Investment to Vet and -wa said with the killing. to be worth from tin ' to seventy-live thousand dollars. 1 On the street jiected for many month between the two men and It I claimed that Wet and Allen furnished the money to hire Jim Miller to commit the crime. What evidence the oillclals had to connect these men with the crime Is not known a tholr oxamlnlng trlala ltad not been held. Thoy were et for today but the mob's work last night sent their spirits to a higher court for examination. It 1 said that a conversation overheard In Oklaho ma City connectod West nnd Allen ler" ami 'eft the olllcer to mai. th airetit a best he could. 'I here are doseu of men lu thh part of old Indian Territory who It 1 declared have never gone t rl at night without being sure nil tin curtsiu in the house were down, f. ar iug a shot from without th. nlhht fioui Miller or one of his gaug, . The wife of Miller' nephew UM one of the wltiiesse lu cour t' ' other day that her husband would bo dead in less than ten day, biP at that time no thought was h X ot lynching. Some have even gor a fur a to fcay that thu trie ml of Mil ler were responsible for the lyt ii-g. here. For this job he t said to havn i lielleving that If Justice was nof doti' received nearly 52.000. Miller Is be- lu the trial that uusty and dis.isroc Jleved to have operated with Uif gang able thing would come to light tHi', over a large territory and In Texa ,would Implicate hlthorto reapi rouble, a far south and west its the Pan- cltUeu. 'Miller I said to have iteeu careless ot late and talked with many jisrtle ot tho many murder and killing scrapes that he had leen In and It la said thai he had acknowledged to .the murder of thirty-one men. He, It seem was the master worknmn. whoso bullets sent to death those who fell out witn him slid his gnug in .business and other crooked transac tion. M tier i said to have receiv ed ?' ,ii0 for the murder of Robbltt. HI lust victim In this part of the county wa Hen Collin, whom he kill ed about three year ago, tne occur rence being remembered 1')' hundred here and lu the John Williamson who wa arrested olllces till morning little elso wu In connection with the killing of A. that the mob was organized by friends; a. IVobbltt on the 27th ot February GORMAN, HOGIE & DOHBINS Over City National Bank. and mighlKirs ot IVobbltt, whllo nth- irs are ot the opinion that many residents of Ada had a hand In it. Certain It Is however that no mem ber of the crowd has been appro bended and apparently no efforts has been released on a ?2.300 bond Osccr Peeler wiei ls on th" Mc Lain fann west of Ardmoro I.i In Jail charged with complicity In th1 talked of, but tho lynching at Ada and many here knew well all the parties connected with the affair The Ullllnr ot Gus Ilobbltt Is well r numbered, hultu; occurred only a Jiandle hi record 1 written lu blood. Ho was a member ot a thoioughly orguuUed gang, that for unwarrant ed bloodthlrstlnes had the Render's of Kansas outclassed and overshad owt d ninny tlim s, So thortnmhh w as t'ie work of this gani; dor that noil'-a-u v to Interfere, tun tin ullkrra fow month . ago, That Hobbl't affair. Ho was tin only man In Jail kn w who shot him was learned from Mi thin imt of the state br,pc; a, HtU- charged with the killing who was thosj'1 who an In a position to know shy of taking up Miller a trail. He It Is bolleved that with the lyi rhlnB of these four men. Oklahoma it now rid of the worst baud of outlaw i and murderers that ha ever Infest el h r borders and beside whom the Starr and Dalton gang and othura ot their it i ml w'io simply petty maUfactorH In comparison. It will possibly novor bo known how many murders might bi traced to Miller and his associates.