He was the only man in jail charged with the killing who was spared. In his story he said Miller came to his house and borrowed a mare.
The fear that justice would not be done in the trial of Miller is said to have been the cause of the mob's actions, and the information of the acquittal of Stephenson at Norman for the murder of City Marshal Cathey at Pauls Valley is said to have had an influence in causing the mob to act. Miller had a telephone message from Miller's wife this morning in Fort Worth.
During their residence there ill feeling arose between them and Bobbitt, caused, it is said by Bobbitt having forced them to leave the country on account of some crooked deals.
A few years ago they removed to West Texas in the Panhandle.
The justices' inquest on the bodies of the hanged men will be held today.
West and Allen were wealthy cattlemen of Canadian, Texas and formerly lived across the Canadian in the Seminole country.
It is said also that West killed a man named Picket in Duncan about ten years ago and was acquitted.