Some few of the members of the mob were masked, while the others appeared with nothing to conceal their identity.
It is believed by some that the mob was organized by friends and neighbors of Bobbitt, while others are of the opinion that many residents of Ada had a hand in it.
They went to West Texas and bought many acres of the cheap panhandle lands. West recently attended the Stockman's convention and told a friend there that he was worth ,000.
Allen had made similar investments to West and was said to have from fifty to seventy-five thousand dollars.
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.
Ada, Ok., April 19 - With the lynching this morning about three o'clock at this place of Jim Miller, Jesse West, Joe Allen and D. Burrell, charged with the murder of Gus Bobbitt, ended what was for years one of the bloodiest band of murderers in the state of Oklahoma and an organization of professional assassins, that for a record of blood crimes, probably has no equal in the annals of criminal history in the entire southwest.