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The Guthrie Daily Leader.
GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY EVENING MARCII 27 1907
PENDING THE FINDINGS
OF THE LUNACY COM-
MISSION DEFENDANT APPEARS
BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Attorneys on Both Sides Ap-
pear Pleased With Com-
(By Associated Proas.)
New York March 27. For what
maj bo tho last tlmo Harry Thaw
was In court toilay to fuco tho jury
beforo which hu has boon on trial.
Tho jury had boon oxcuscd whiles tho
appointment of a lunacy commission
was being discussed the actual see-
Bioii3 being adjourned rnt!l today.
Thnw had prepared for tho day 'with
in or than his Runl care believing
lie would be under tho scrutiny of tho
members of tho commission at soino
time during tho dny. After breakfast
ho read tho newspapers taking keen
interest m tnt Tarioiw reports oi uio'nO0n fll01 a petition in tho district
appointment of tho commission. Hocourt horo i behnlf ot tx payors of
appeared puzzled at tho different con- woods county asking an injunction
HiciiiiB Bionfs iiui: bb iu ww niuiiiou
of procedure and asked Attorney Pea
body to explain lh proceedings.
The m .libers of tho commission
went Into conference with Justice
Fltygernld in the judge's chamber bo-
foro court opened. Tho ji.stico it is
Blutcd went over nil tho details ot tho
case with tho commissioners and also
discussed with thorn tho scopo of tho
Inquiry they aro to undertake. Thaw
appeared in Ills seat bright and chdor-
ful Aft r a few preliminary remarks
the j ry was excused until Monday
Members of Family n Court. j
The prlbonor looked bettor physical-
ly than for some time past. All mem-
bers of his r.ij.ii)y wero in court Mrs.
WllHam haw and 13velyn Thaw enter-
ing together. Following the constitu-
tion witli Justice Fitzgerald all three
conimi .loners filed In court and took
places at the clerk's desk The jury
entered a llttlo later followed by
IAficr Justice Fitzgerald had ex-
1 r.n-oil tlin lurv nnil Thnw wn tnUeit
haek to the Tombs. Justice Fitzgerald
and the law) era consultod several min-
ute'? The adjournment till Monday
indicates thot Justlco Fitzgerald ex-
pee ts the Inquiry Into Thnw': present
mental state to bo brief. Dolman was
not In court Later .Toronto v'ib noti-
fied to appear before tho commission
In the afternoon when tho coinmls.
rlon will organize
Personnel of Commission.
The Oommlsslonor appointed by
JjstI e Fitzgerald aro Morgan J
O'Brien a formor Justlco of thp appel-
late division of tpb saprcmo court;
Pelor B. Olnoy fflv'mor district attor-
ney of New York county nnd a.lawyor
of high legal attainments nnd Dr.
leopold P'tzol a practicing physi-
cian and authority on montnl dispr-
Jitctlce Fitzgerald snld It would
rest with tho commission as In
whether or not its hearings shall be
P bile in the last enso of this sort In
this Jurlfcdlction tljp Inquiry Into tho
mental condition of Josoflna Terra-
nova who killed ligr aunt nnd undo
the conn ilssion's iuqulry was seereL
The girl was doclaroel snno nnd sub-
seq entli was HQqultted by tho Jury.
Tlie Tliaw lunacy commission will
be attended by District Altnrnoy Jor-
ome Tho lawyers for tho flofeiidant
will also bo prosent and tho commis-
sion may direct nnd compel tho at
tendance of any witnesses It may de-
sire It la probable that Thaw will he
neked first of all to submit to a rigid
physical examination. Having under-
gone re oral of thoso since his Incar-
ceration h is somowhnt norvoiw on
this subject but it w-.iS said last night
by his co nsol that htf would do any-
thing In Ills nowor to aid tine comnils-
bion with its work and that ho hoped
for in t riy opinion ar to his sanity.
Both Sides Pleased.
Thaw s lawyors nnd tho defendant
himself were downcast when they
were first made acquainted with Ja
tlco Fltrgcrahl's doolslpn hut all were
manifestly pleased when tho Inter an-
nouncement ns to tho personnel of
the commute of Inquiry ws made.
Mr Delmas in particular declared that
JiiBtico Fitzgerald could hardly have
selected a moro gonornlly satisfadtefry
commission ono whose declslou
weld command moro confldonco and
respect District Attornoy Jerome
seemed pleased at tho 'result of his
MEDICS TAKE NIGHT OFF
Logan County Doctprs and Wives Ban
quet at rioyai notei.
The. Loxaiv county doctors with
tbeh wIvcb devoted lust evening to-
Wards exchanging of know'lodgo and
mirth and rnjovInK their secoud an
nual bnnanct nt the Itoyul.
Dr. C. V. Cotteral presided ns tonst
rnaBtor and rp'!l on Dr. J. 1L Ilnm-
111 who discussed "Tho Gonornl Prac-
titioner nnd tho SpecIiiltlBts" In an
able and onteitnlnlng mnnnor Riving
spvornl valuable hlnta to his hearers
Dr. .T. L. Melvln told f "The Doctor
and the Patient" in his nnpplost strain.
Dr. S. W. McKarlnnd responded to
tho toast "Proprietory Medicines anil
Their Itelnllons to tho Practice of
Dr. S. IL Oath told of tho trials
and obstacles of "Tho Country Doc-
tor" In a mnnnor calculnlod to an-
liven tho discussion.
Itov. W. It. Bote mannBor ot tho
Methodist Hospital discussed "Tho
Hospital and Medical Profession."
Ti'irty-fivo covers won laid and a
six-course dinner was served.
Adior's orchestra furnished the
DROP IN TEMPERATURE.
(By Associated Pross.)
Miiryavlllc Kns. Mar. B7. Afler a
week of warm wonthor durfiit; which
Iho mercury touched ninety tho torn-
pornturo dropped more than forty do-
greos last night.
Will Meet at Shawnee
ho next nr.nual meeting of tho Okla-
homa Veterinarian association will bo
held in Shawnee Boptombor 12.
A PROTEST FROM WOODS
Another Suit Filed in Dis-
trict Court to Stop Pro-
Alleging that tho constitutional
convention bus no appolntivo power
nnd that thorororo tho supromo elec-
tion beard of tho stato its created by
tlie constitution is nn illegal body. At
torney II. A. Noah of Alva this aftor
ToalrnjnInK ti10 supremo election
boaid Prosldont Murray of tho consti
tutional convention and Governor
Frank Frantz aB tho head of the right
ful territorial election bonrd from
submitting the constitution to tho peo
ple of tho now stale while It contains
clauses which the plaintiff al logos aro
It is contended that if jeft to a vote
of tho orlghml Woods county 90 per
cent would vote against county divis-
ion and the petitioner holds there-
fore thnt it takes from Hie people of
W'hmIs county a local right when dl-
1ston is forcpd upon them by the
p. ople of the state in adopting a con-
stitution. He denies in his petition
that tho constitutional rouveptlon is
sovoteign luKiy or that its powers
are greater than those of a lcgisla-
t ire; be denies that it has any legis
lative powers whatever excepting
tho matter of promulgating nn ejec
tion ordinance Provided in tho en
abling net and luaintuius Hint tho
courts have mvernl times exploded
the theory that the convention Is a
sovereign power and (o attempt to
make It Biieh has never liefnro been
successful excepting in tho case of
the southern states which seceded
fiom tho Union by resolutions.
WHO MAKE SECOND AT-
TEMPT TO PLUNGE
I RAIN INTO RIVER
ALSO PLANNB COLLISION
Slow Speed Alone Averted
(JJy Auoointad Press.)
Pittsburg. Pa. March 27. Train
No. 8a on the Pennsylvania railroad
known as the Keystono express oast-
bound wvj derailed near Wiljn&Tdlng
Pa. early today. The engine two
mall cars and combination iMggago
and smoker left the track but no one
was hurt. TV sleepers remained on
the ti ticks. It is believed that the
train was Intentionally dorallod by tho
some parties who wrecked tho Chica-
go Limited tiulu at Stewart Pa. last
Only the slow speed of the train
saved It from turning turtle and dlr-
Jiitf over iin sup unnit. ikhu onai-
UOV41U aim wei-utMjl ixuokb wuro
tampered with one rail Joint on ach
track being dlsplaceJ Had trains
coming In opposite directions mot
theie. tho onrushing flyers would have
collided with fearful eouseetjences It
is rerded almost mlraculmvw that no
ono was hurt The scene of tho wreck
Is nt a sharp curve. The o tfslde rail
hold against tlw grinding of tho hoary
tralfi and projontod the whole train
frotn plunging orar n forty-tjfo foot
embankment Into the river.
PRIMARIES ON MAY 23
Democrats to Name Candidates for State Offices and
D. S. Senators By Popular Vote
State Committee in Session at Tulsa Decide That Primary Shall Be Conducted
Under the Provisions of the Primary Law of Oklahoma-Oil June 6
State Committee Will Canvass Vote Cast and on Following
Day State Convention Will Meet to Ratify Action
Spaclnl io Dally London
TiiJsa I. T March 27. Tho state
contml coirimlttoe ot tho Democratic
party at its moating hero this after-
noon adopted tho following:
A primary for all state offices and
of United States (senators shall lie
hold throughout tho various counties
of the state on tho 23rd day of May
A. D. 10O7.
The said primary shall be conduct-
ed under the provisions of the prl
mary law of Oklnhonin entitled "An
net to rogwlnte Qio hohUne of the
political ejections for tho nomination
of candidates of any elective office
under the laws of Oklahoma torrl
Expenses of Primary.
In order to nwot the expensoa of
holding this primary all candidates
for United States senator sliall bo as
seBsod the Kim of $fi.(W for each conn
ty; and all candidates for governoi
shnll' be assessed $3.W and all can
dictates for lieutenant govornor sec
rotary of state auditor attorney gqn
ernl trousurer labor commisssioner
iui-1 corporations commissioners shnll
bo assessed tho sum of $3.00 for ench
county In tho stato nnd candidate
for superintendent of public instruc
tloa stato examiner iusunace com
muwlonor and clerk of the supromr
cojMt flhnl! bo assessed the sum ol
;i.00 for eaoh county in tho state
and tho trm "county" as herolnubove
uiod sluill-mean r'l'l i"eJiIe all Uw
new ceiuiitles. a .urmed by the con
stltutlounl convention. Cnndldstff
for supreme judge shnlt lie ns3cssed
the sr. in of $10.00 for each and ever
county in the judicial dUtrlct in wlilcl
they are candidates.
Candidates Must Pay In Advance.
Candidates for nil state offices. In
eluding candidates for United Sliitnt
sen ite nnd suproin" j dges shnll fill
tlielr names with the secretary of tin
stat committee nt least twenty (20
days prior to toe dat of the naif
primary election with the amount o
their assessment as hernlnabovt
named. No candidate's nnme slual'
be placed oil the ballot unless he ha;
oinplioA with Uie above reepiln
Tho oxooutivo committee .of the
stato committee shall meet twent)
(SO) days prior to tho dute of holdlnr
tnoso piltnmlOB nnd tho secretary 01
tiie stato copiraittoe shall roport all
nnnie filed for state offices nnd Unl
ted States senators ad tho ntsnunt
of asseasments collectinl.
Tliu oxooutlTO eommlttoe shall
mala up tho Htnto liekot as horeiu-
oftr set out and shall apportloii
eniMtnbly siniong tho countloa tff the
state tji amount of assessment te-
ceived. A true copy of the state
ttckor togothrr with the amount ol
asseusment Awe each cenmty shall 1
sent to the secretary of the count)
committee In oach county ot the
SUPREME COURT APPEALS
Wesley Yandclls Challenges
Panel of G r a n tl J n r y
Which Convicted Him
WMlay YAUiIelto convicted In Potta-
watomie ouutity of manaiHughter In
tho first degree and someiioeel to sorvo
olgUt yonre In the penitentiary for the
killing of L. It. Qinn on Deo. 81. 1001
today appealed to the Oklahoma su-
preme court. The panel ot the grant!
jury wliloh Indicted him 1 challenged
and attnokud by Yandells holding It
an Illegal body. Oinn was a jusUoe of
the peace Bt McConib In Potuwatomfc
county Yandel's was n oonatablo and
Ilaujuiiiln Mitchell was his deputy.
They quarreled with Olnn who was
killed and both Yandells and Mitchell
wore indicted on a murder charge.
Yandells Is out on a $7000 bond
Tho illegality of the same grand
jury Is also used as a basis fur an up-
UOKl to the supreme court bv J. 1'.
I'riae who was convicted lit tho dis-
trict oourt of Pottawatomie county
on a olinrge of assault with intent to
kill his girl-wife Annie Price on
March 9 1900. The ovldence showod
that Price shot at her four times and
ho was. sentenced to sorvn eighteen
months In the ponltentlary. Price's
wife was only 15 years old at the tlmo.
An attempt by Frank P. Marth a
Kingfisher county farmor to hold tho
city of Kingfisher llnblo for injuries
received during n Pourth of July cole
bration in Kingfishor In 1005 failed in
Duties of County Committee.
Tho county comiiiitteo shall then
rko a call as proscribed by tho pri-
mary election lnw on tho date select-
nl by tho state commltteo. It shall
tlao comply with tho provisions of
ho election laws (ho appolntmont of
;udgOH and clerks of elections and
diall moko .ill other noceasnry nr-
angomonts for conducting )ie said
irlnwrj' election according to tho law
On receipt of tho copy of the) state
Icket from tho ncjrotnry of the stato
ommittee tho secretnry of Uk
ounty commltteo shnll havo printed
ho ballots for the county In which he
osldes. Tho cnndldaloa for United
Uatos senator shall npponr nt the top
if the lullot. Tho stato ticket the
wngresslonal ticket tho judicial
icket the legislative ticket the conn-
7 and township ticket rtrfd the pre-
mct nnd county commlttnpmon shnll
ppar thereafter In tho order named
ml that In those counties whqroln
iottnty legiskitlvu and jCfllcial con-
entions aro to bo held wo recom
nond that delegates to aald conven
.Ions bo soleclod thoroto upon the
nino date as In the genornl state pi I
Canvassing the Returns.
Tho county committee shall then
ollow tike pmvlalons of the primary
doollon law strictly until tho returns
mvo been canvaaaod. M'lten tbo ro-
irns have been wivnaiqu' by the'
"'STffnf canvassing board n state
uent shnll be made by the Bald boaid
leelarlng the result of the vote on the
tate ticket. This statement shall be
'worn to before a notary public nnd
imde out In triplicate ono copy of
hlch shall lie ictained by the chair
nan of the county committee one
opy of which tdiall be delivered te
lie state coinmltio-mnii of the coun
y nnd the other copy shall be forth-
Ith enclosed in an envelope and sent
y registered litter to tho secretary
t the state ronnnltt.o nt Oklahoma
One woek after the date of the
tate primary the state committee
ball convene at such a plnoe in Ok
ilioma Cit) as may lie designated b)
he chairinnn of tho stute commltteo
fhe executive committee of the state
ommltte Bluall compilsu lho atnte
invastfng lioard and in tlio pros
nee of tho atnte commtttoo shall
anvnss tho loturns of tho entire
tnte. Tho candidate Iiaving the
'igbest nuiuhor Of votes for tho vnrl
ins offices slmll be declared to bo the
lomlnoo of tho stnto nnd Uto clialr
nan aiwl sorwtnry of the state com
nltto shall certify the nomlneo no
-ordlng to law.
domination of United States Senator
Resolved That United Statm Bona
ors shall be iiomlnated nt larga from
he atnte and that we recommend
hat the arrangement of the ballot be J
.ii arch feirm aa will show In ono
Tho Barnes crowd are trying to
make aympathy medicine. They
know that the people will not stand
for their manipulation. They sea
from the temper of the peopltt that
they are boat The people know
Barm' record. They know that B
stands for BAIIN19S and BANK-
RUPTCY. Mayor Duke seeks a confirmation of
ills acta at the hands of the peoplo.
lie will at it 1 a big umjority If the
election can lie legally held.
The Barnes crowd have bungled up
their ticket. . They have raat doubts
ou the legality of the election by
thefr failure to comply with the law.
They seek to make the people believe
that Mayor Duke does not want an
elftotion This is not tru. Ilia flae
ibcord aa a good business man and
the district court of tills county and
today Martli appealed to the supreme
court asking $10000 damages.
ICE JAM THREATENS.
(By Associated Proas.)
Chlppowa Palls. Wis.. March 27
An lee sm throatous the Omaha rail-
way bridgo hero and appears likely
tc result In tho losa of thonsanda ot
?roup namoa of tho candidates from
'ho Indian Territory and In nnothor
jrotip tho nnmus ot nil candldntos
'rom tho Oklaliouwi sldo of tho stato
nd that tho stato eommlttoe suggost
jr recommend that tho voters of the
uitiro stato veto for ono cnndldato In
inch group and thnt tho candldntos
eceivlng tho highost number of votes
n oncli of those groups In the onllro
dnto bo doclared the noiritieo cud bo
w reconimended to tho legislature.
Thursday Juno Clh 10O7 nt 10
'clock a. m. is horeliy deelgnntod as
ho tlmo upon which the oxocutlvo
ommittee shall ennvaus tho roturns
if the said primary elections and n
itnto delegnto convention is hereby
ailed to meot on Kriday Juno 7th
1D07 at 10 o'clock o. in. nt Oklahoma
ity for tho purpose of formulating a
jlntform nnd ratifying the nomlna-
Ions made at tho primary olocttons
ho number of dclegntoH (o which
md tho mnnnor of choosing tho samo
hull be determined by this commlt-
efi before adjournment. Tho stato
ommlttoemon elected mt tho prlmnry
iball moot at tl samo tlmo tho ox-
cntlvo commltteo moots nnd hu-
nedintoly aftor tho oxocutlvo com-
nltteo has annoimcod their result of
he pilmary oloction they shall or-
canlTio tho now stato commltteo nnd
rom nnd nftor said dato shall bo
ocognlzed ns tUe statu committee of
'.eplolatlve and Judicial Nominations.
Hesolved Thnt memiiers of ontih
ourt dlHtrlct nnd ench wenatorjal and
fglshitlve district shall rospcetlvoly
onatlltite tho exocutlvo commlttoo of
aoli of snld districts and nra horuby
mpowerod to provide for tho nomlna-
ion by convention er primary aa to
hem shall kouiii best of tho cnnill-
lates for district judge and senator
nil im. tuber of the iegialuturo I'm-
tded. that all now counties bo ex-
haled. Itenolved. That it la tho sense of
Ills committee that whenever n moni-
tor of tho state commlttoo becomon
he unity nominee for ayy office his
iosIIIou as statu committeeman shnll
to doclaied vnonnt.
Hesolvrsl Tliat tho stale commlttoo-
nen In tbo now counties of Oklahoma
md In tho countloa of lho Indian Tor-
Itory prootoil nt once to organize tho
ojntles nnd In counties whoro thoio
iro no stato commltteomon that
hoso countloa bo eirgnnlzcd undor (ho
tnto organlsor and that from tills
into on tho organization of said coun-
les lie recognized tho samo as tho
irlglnal comities horutofoio rojli'o-
tenting und making uji tho ntulo
Domocrntlo commlttoo. He it
ItOHoIved Uy this coimnltteo. jrit
vo feel deeply end Inexpressibly
(i-uteful to tl0 Democnicy of Tulsa
tnd Its aupeib citizenship for tho mi-
ni r passed welcome nnd generous hos-
dUllty extended this commltteo and
ve bbl her Ood spi-ed In lier conimor-
clul and Deiiiuerntic development.
excellent mayor make victory cortulh
If an election is held.
Republicans imuLe tin. big fight to
throw the Democratic tlakot out.
Tlielr only elmnoo to win Iny In get-
ting the Demdcratio ticket off and
leaving th air's on.
The Republicans gee their mlstalta
In putting Barnes at the head of Uialr
tlcL:. They soe that his formar
bankrupt administration la a millstone
about thir neck. Thoy aeo now that
the people are up in anna at tho vury
idea of two more yara of Barnes.
Tlielr scheme to get Bnrna In and
ruu the city In debt half a million and
manago the proceeds la Docked. Thoy
want to make sympathy medicine by
claiming that the Democrats do not
want an election. The game will not
work. Tho people see In It joet a
familiar old trick ot the Burnea' typo.
Insurance Company Admitted.
Tho Conordia Insurane oompanv r
Milwuukoo was permitted to do busi-
ness n Oklahoma today by Seorrjiry
Ohag. II. Fflson and J. P. Nelson of
this olty was appointed territorial
W. T. Llttlo. postmastor at Perrr Js
Is la tbo city.
O THE WEATHER. O
O ' o
O Washington March 27. Show- o
O ors and coldor tonight; Thurs- O
O day fair mid coldor. O
WIFE'S VIOLENT TEMPER.
Alleged by Robert Bennett In Suit For
Hubert A. Bonnott today began .
suit for a divorce from Marlnn It. lieu-
nott to whom ho was mnrricet In
Toledo. O.. on Jnnunry U 1000. Ho
chargoa incompatibility of tompnr
and states that his wtfo "Is possessed
of a violent t .npor frequently say-
ing thnt sho dosplsos him nnd would
not llvo with him longer." Finally
ho nllegs sho nbnndoncd him. IIo
nsks lso tho custody of their two
children. Bennett lias been a resi-
dent of Guthrie n yonr.
Mrs. Emma Brims bognn a dlvorco
nttlon todny ngalnst Benhort Bruns
to whom sho wns married In German-
town lown on Soptombor 20 188C.
Thoy havo six chlldron of whom she
asks the custody. Sho alleges non-
support slnco 1000.
RUSSIAN EDITOR KILLED.
(By Associated Press.)
Moscow. BuBsla March 27. Dr.
Jollos odltor of tho Russkl Vledo-
mosti was assassinated lioro today by
an unknown joulh who stmt him with
a revolver as bo was leasing his resl-
donce. Tho murdorod osenped.
Jollos was a membor of tho lowor
houHe of tho Tirlst Itusslnn parliament.
NEW YORK CENTRAL
(By Aasoclntod Pross.)
New York. Mar. 27. Indictments
chnrglng manslaughter In tho second
dogreo wore returned today against
tho Now York Central railway Ira A.
McCoi mlck general superintendent of
tbo company nnd Alfred II. Smith one
of Its vlco presidents. In connection
with tho wreck of tho Browstor ox-
prosB tho first of tho month. McCor-
mlck nnd Smith ontcrcd a plea ot not
guilty and woro rolonBod on $10000
Candidates Follow Lead of
Democrats' in Bringing
Tho Republicans Inst night Moil a
innndnmiiB case in the district court
ngnlnal tho city election board in
which nil the Republican candidates
nro plaintiffs In tbo ooso. It was
ugruet) by counsel this morning In tlio
district court to have tho Republican
muittlnmus enso heard first. Jtidgo
Uiirford slated that ho would hear
tho onuso tomorrow morning nt 9:30.
Attorneys Dovoreaux and Illldroth
aro representing tlio oluctlou board
and Messrs. Oroon and Tlbbotts nro
tho attorneys far tho plaintiffs.
It la nuticlpateu that the ruling on
this case will gow n Loth tickets.
YIELDS TO PRESSURE
Spurns "The Grafter the
Crook and the Monopoly"
Spoolal to Dally Loader.
Tulsa. March 27 -C. N. Haskoll of
Muskogee who hus been mentioned
far governor In an Interview yester-
day afternoon denied his candidacy
but at 11: Jo o'clock last night made
formal announcement that he would
run. Ills statement follo'vs:
"Last year the farmers laborers
and business mun ot Muskogee elect-
eel me tholr delegate to the constitu-
tional convention. I wont there and
served them to tho bust ot my ability
and aldod In making what Is recog-
nized as the host constitution In the
"Over 5.000 of these same termors
laborers and business men havo oome
to me since ami asked mo to tx-como
their candidate for govornor belle -lug
that tho chief executive of tho
new sUto should bo In full sympathy
Willi the constitution.
"I havo consented to tlielr wishes.
"Tho grafter tho crook and tho
monopoly need not vote for mo for I
will In no way ropreseut tlnein.
f -O. N- HASKELL."
A RACE WAR o
SANGUINARY AFFRAY BE
Riot Call Brings Out Upited
States Marshals and
Shooting Begins .
8poclnl to Dally Leader.
Muskogee I. T. Mar. 27. As the re-
sult of n race riot which startcd'here
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. 'John
Cofcold n white police off Iper as
shot through tho body Just nbovo the
heart and will die; Quy Flahorf white
a clerk for tlio Muskogee Wholosale
Orocery company was shot through
'he shoulder; Sam and Elbert Barker
and a mon nnmed Scott all negroes
nro dead; two other negroes wtiosfe
nnmoH cannot bo learned woro badly
wounded and nro in hiding and Mllo
Wilson Richard Gouch Tom Jackson
S. P. Bnrkor Allen Audreys and Vll-'
Hum Wright nil negroes aro In Jail.
Tho negroes belonged to an organi-
zation known as the United Socialists
claiming that tho United States auth-
orlttoH have no authority over Its mew
bors. This organization hnB beenxes-
tabllshcd In many Indian Territory
towns. William Wright a negro
preacher was its leader. The mem-
bers of the gung llvo In a sort ot a
club nnd It was nt this house the
light took placo. All tho members wear
Officer Corcold wont to tho Iiqubo to
servo a warrant on Elber.t Barker.-"
Tho officer was shot down.
A riot call was sent io iho Unites
States marshal's offlco nnd Deputies
Bud Ledbotter I2rncst Hubbard Paul
Williams nnd Paul Smith responded.
They were met on tho porch by the
Barkers nnd Lolbottor demanded
them to surrender.
The Flflht Is On.
"dlvo It to But Ledbotter. lteniem-
bor ho kills n'ggors" screamed u wo-
man In the lioime.
A negro cocked his WlnchoBtor but
Ledbottor waH too nulck for lilni.
Tho fight was on.
Tlio four duputlos commenced shoot-
ing at tho two Barkors who worn'on
the porch. One had a Winchester
nnd tho other a six shooter.
Both ot them wero shot through
but thoy fell agnlnst tho tide of tho
hoiiHO and continued to shoot at tho
offlcors until tholr guns were empty.
Not n doputy wnn touched.
Two other negroes woro shot from
h windnwH of tho house.
There woro fifty shots fired.
The negroes killed woro rlddlod
with bullets. Tho four .deputies
emptied tholr guns. ''
The negroes killed havo lived apart
from other nogrocs.
They woro known locally ns "money
finders" because thoy went around at
ulglita nnd hunted for burled money.'
Thoy hold moctlngB nt nights t this
Noarly ovory whlto man In town Is
The negrooc aro not as dangerous
as was at first feared owing to tho ells-
like for this particular gang of no-
groos. DYNAMITE EXPLODES
WITU FATAL EFFECT
(By Associated Pross)
Atlanta Oa . Mar. 87. As the result
of an oxploslon ot night cases of dyna-
mite In a. freight car standing near
lho Southern Hnllway freight depot on
I'otors street today two negroes wero
killed ono fatally Injured and" several
others whites and nogrods moro or
less seriously hurt. ThrQO freight
cars wore demolished and lho depot
was badly wrecked
"SILENT SMITH" DIES
ON WEDDING JOURNEY
(By Associated Pressj
New York. March 27. dispatch
from Toklu announces the death of
Jnmos llonry Smith ono of .th?
wealthiest capitalists ot this city.
Smith was em his wedding tour around
the world. Ills brtdo Is tlio divorced
wife of William Uhlnelandor Stewart
They wero married In this city list
Smith was known as "Silent paMth'.
and his fortune Is valued at' fifty mill-
ions. Mrs. Stewart secured divorce
lit South Dakota last August to r
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