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Two Cities and
Big Oil Field
Tulsa and Oklahoma City,
With Most of Burkbur
nett Tract, in 14,000,000
Acres Cherokees File On
Based on Ancient Patent
Document Issued by Presi?
dent Van Buren Figures
in Red River Litigation
WASHINGTON, April 9. Claim to
14.000,000 aeren o3* land in Texas and
Oklahoma, including the cities of
Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and practi
: cally th?a entire Hurkburnctt oil field,
?was filed in the Supreme Court to-day
j in behalf of the Cherokee Indian na?
tion, supported by a government patent
issued by President \ an T!urcn and
: certified as authentic by the Interior
The claim was in the form of a peti
;? 3ion for permission to intervene in the
Red River oil lands case, an original
\ suit between Texas ami Oklahoma in
1 volving jurisdiction over the valuable
oil fields situated along the common
The motion, was filed by John M.
Taylor, a grandnephew of General
Zachary Taylor, as attorney for the
Cherokee nation. He said the patent
was discove?ed accidentally among the
papes of a deceased chief of the tribe.
Bearing the d..te of December 81,
; 1838, the patent gave to the Cherokee
natioi? "forever" ' a tract about 500
: miles in length through the Panhandle
; section, comprising in all 14.37*1,135.14
? acres. Only the possibility that the
statute of limitations will nullify the
claim prevents the Cherokee nation
? from having a "watertight case," coun
i-el said. It will be contended, it was
? added, that this statute does not apply
? since the Supreme Court has held that
? it cannot be pressed against the gov
; crnment itself and that the Indians as
; wards of the government are possessed
of the same rights.
OKLAHOMA, Okla., April P.?Doubt
that the Cherokee Indian Nation can
lay claim to 14.000,000 acres of land in
. Oklahoma and Texas, as was done in a
; petition filed in the United States Su?
preme Court to-day, because it has no
. official or legal status as a nation, was
expressed to-day by S. P. Freeling, At?
torney General of Oklahoma. He said,
however, it might be possible for indi
.' vidual descendants of members of the
nation to support the petition.
The land in question, which includes
.' the City of Tulsa and Oklahoma City
and practically the entire Burkburnett
oil field, has been patented by the gov?
ernment since the Van Buren patent,
according to Mr. Freeling. He declined,
however, to interpet the law to show
; whether the Cherokee patent does or
: does not rank the later issue.
? "The people of Oklahoma City and
; Tulsa need not worry about the prop?
ia erty they own," declared the Attorney
i General. "The Supreme Court has
j been admitting petitions by any one
- praying intervention jn the Red River
case. Any man who thought he had a
little land was allowed to file a case.
The Red River case would not be
I affected, taking it for granted the suit
I by the Cherokee nation is valid.
"The litigation between Oklahoma
i and Texas is merely one of boundaries.
1 No effort is being made to establish
| ownership of the property. The suit
I does not refer to title."
Mr. Freeling said he had received in
? formation that the Supreme Court
would hand down a decision next Mon?
day on the Red River case.
-? . . ?
Allied Trial for German
; PARIS, April 9.?A German customs
. official in the occupied area of Ge7*?
l many, Herr Seydel, recently was a?/?
f pointed by the Inter-Allied Commie
k sion to a post connected with its a/p
: plication of the new customs r?ghne,
I according to a Havas dispatch finom
[ Coblenz. Hearing of this, the feer
man government recalled Herr S^judel
to Berlin, assigning him to a new -post.
The Inter-Allied Commission, "it is
learned, has decided to bring Herr
Seydel before a court-martial, charg?
ing him with failure to fulfill it? ojrdera.
Not Only Your
The insidious evil of high heels
and narrow pinched toes is greater
than most women, \jelieve. Ill-bal
| anced shoes do mtbre than discom
! fort the feet; t'iiey cause fallen
arches, backaches?, jiervous ?strain,
displacement of the internal organs,
I weariness, depression, ill health.
Without &acrif5k:e of good looks,
i the ?Cantilever Shoe for men and
: women gives perfect comfort and
perfect carriage.. The last conforms
[ to the mould of the foot, with room
for the toes, attd with trim fit and
support about ?he instep and heel.
The outline of the sole and the set
of the heel arc* designed to preserve
the balance eftid the beautv of a
The flexible shank yields with
every movem-ant of the muscles. In?
stead of b/e?ng hound to a rigid
pole which retards the circulation
and makes the foot weak, in Canti?
levers the fapt has liberty to exer?
cise and bervd freely and gracefully.
This freedom of movement strength?
ens the mu-seles and prevents and
corrects fla-jjfc foot. Your health will
improve in Cantilever Shoes.
Widths frflm AAAAA to E.
CANTILEVER SHOE SHOPS
22 W?39th St., nr. 5th Av., N. Y.
Alt lulion St. (over Sclir?(Ttft?P|Kr<iuUIjn
Also at J. B. BOOTj?&Y,
Ijoiintton At., at ?SOtb ttti
U. S. Protests to Paris /
On Cable RestrictJMns ;
American Business Con* ems j
INot Allowed to Deal Direct
With French Public?
74\>??i The Tribune's Washington It treais
WASHINGTON. April ?). Th*-jVmeri- '
can State Department is in con fspond- ?
once with the French Forera Offico !
over the alleged disci'iminat?n?: prac?
tice of th<; French authorititt against
American cable users who *cek to !
transact business direct with. It he pub- !
lie of France.
Secretary of State Hugh??, disclosed I
to-day that the dopartnie? t. ha? re- ?
ocived a groat number of complaints !
from American cable usejfs that the!
French authorities retu?|; American I
concerns the privilege of! dealing di?
rectly with the French yeoplo hi the!
matter of delivering and i/eceiving m?s
i sages ared .?ettlin?;- accounts. The point
! ?3 made that this government does not
i impose similar restrictions on French*
! cable companies which, ?may wish to
i operate on American s oit.
The protests laid bt?vt'or?< the State
Department come largf-Iy from cham?
bers of commerce and< commercial or?
ganizations whose butitfness relations
with French clients ha re been serious?
ly interfered with by the French gov?
ernment's prohibition .?bout dealing di?
rectly with the publia: there.
Gonzalez Praiises New
Mexican Revolt Scheme
?Denies He YVjt Has Been
| Offcr<ed Leadership of "Re?
LAREDO, Tex., ? April 9.- General
i Pablo Gonzalez tp\t\ The Associated
! Press to-day what he knows of a plan
j "de reconstruction, nacional" in Mexico
which formed th e basis for a move?
ment to overthrow the present govern?
"I received a -copy of the plan re
I cently from 'somewhere in Mexico,'''
I General Gonzake#: said, "but I had noth
| ing to do, dircitly or indirectly, with
j its composition. I understood from the
i plan that a delegation of three men
would approac'n me, offering me the
leadership of '?he reconstruction move?
ment and asking my acceptance and
oath, but so ffrr the committee has not
made its appearance, and my decision
regarding th i; matter is not ripe for
"I conside (? as very laudable the pur?
pose of thefce Mexicans who seek as
their highe ?t aim the salvation of my
country, m ?naced as it is by the bad
marmgemerrt and inconceivable turpi?
tude of th?ise men who have Bei-zed the
reins of the administration, and I do
not find, unfortunately, that there is
any exaggeration in their concepts, but
that they? are hardly reflexes of the
Burton To Be Budget Leader
From 'The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASF/INGTON, April 9.?Represent?
ative 'Theodore E. Burton, of Ohio,
probab'ty will be the new chairman of
the House Committee on Appropria?
tions, >?r budget, to succeed Representa?
tive GK>od, of Iowa, who will retire from
Congress in a few months to enter law ?
pract'>oe in Chicago.
Of House Monday \
Kkoliin Succeeds to Leader-?
ship of Minority; Re?
publicans Indorse Action i
on Committee S?lections!
WASHINGTON, April 9. - Republi
cana and Democrats, meeting sepa-!
ratcly, put things in shape torday for '
the organization of the House of Rep- '
lxssentutives at npon Monday.
Speaker Gillctt, nominated by the
Republicans, will be oppoeed for re?
election by Representative Claude
Kitchin, Democrat, North Carolina. Mr.
Gillctt will bo elected and Mr. Kitchin,'
by reason of his nomination, will be?
come Democratic leader. In the new
House the Republicana have 301 ra?em
berg and the Democrats 131.
Back after a long rent, Mr. Kitchin
said he felt physically fit to carry on
his work us minority Ipader, but at his
? request Representative Garrett, Ten?
nessee, was named as acting leader.
At their final caucus Republicans
ratified the action of the Committee
on Committees and adopted the re?
port on standing committee assign?
ments. The action of the general
committee in giving representation to
labor and agriculture on the steering
committee was approved. Represen?
tative Nolan, California, who holds a
union card, and Representative An?
derson, Minnesota, long active in urgr
ing legislation designed to aid the
farming industry; were added to the
committee along with Representative
Greene.. Vermont, who succeeds Chair?
man Wvnslow, of the Interstate Com?
merce Committee. Other members
The only fight in th? Democratic
caucus was for a place on the Ways
and < Means Committee, which went to
Representative Tngue, Massachusetts,
who defeated Representative Hayden,
Arizona, by five votes. Members said
Tngue won because ho hnd opposed the
Fordney emergency tariff, which Hay
Representative Mondell, Wyoming,;
the Republican leader, and Representa?
tive Knuts on, Minnesota, Republican
whip, will serve again, both 'having been
Republican committee assignments,
aside from those already published,
showed many changes. Seven new
members were phtced on the .Agricul?
ture Committee, which will report out
the packer control bill which failed to
reach the House last session. They
Williams. Illinois; Sinclair, North
Dakota, the only Nonp.artisan League
Republican in the House; Hays, Mis?
souri; Thompson. Ohio; ?ernerd,
Pennsylvania; Cingue, r'?nnesoxa, and
Clarke, New York.
Woman to Indian Affairs
Representative Robertson, Oklahoma,
the only woman member, was put on
Indian Affairs, where she wanted to be.
New members of the Naval Affairs
Committee are Burdick, Rhode Island;
Patterson, NveW Jersey; Kline, New
York, and Swing, California.
Two committees which were expected
to be dropped, Woman Suffrage and Al?
coholic Liquor Traffic, need of which it
was said had passed, were continued.
Representative Mann, of Illinois, re?
tired as chairman of the former and
returned to his old statua aa a HouBe
free lance without assignment.
Representative NolaR was made
chairman of Labor and Representative
Knut'son of Pensions.
The Census Committee, which must
prepare a bill for House reapportion
ment, has three new members?Beedy,
of Maine; Faust, of Missouri, and
?Wyan't, of Pennsylvania.
<516 FIFTH AVE?OA
Many New Models in
Bedroom Suit? ir%?very r.r Gray Enamel, with hand-painted decorations, lOQC'00
7 pieces, at iJlustrated, formerly $390.00. Special for this week ai_ 60?
6 puces, with Fuit Width Bed, formerly jJju.od, now $240.00;
Also in black enamel, decorated, at slightly higher price.
All Prices Now Reduced
to Their Lowest Level
T TATHAWAY Furniture?all of it?is again repriced. In
r~l this store, the dollar long ago returned to its full value.
Eathaway prices have been not only in-tune with th? times
but ahead of them. They have anticipated every reduction
in manufacturing costs.
The actual drop in these costs has confirmed our judgment of
three months ago. Now we are again looking ahead and again
have reduced all prices in advance of a possible further drop.
Throughout Our Entire Six Floors
are Reductions Such as These
flatly Figured Mahogany
Bedroom Suite of 8
Bedroom Suite in Antique
Ivory Enamel. 7 piecei. 885.00 590.00
folid Mahogany Colonial
our-Po?t Bed?, Twin
?ixe. Special, each.37.50
Bedroom Suite Of Antique
Ivory Enamel. 6 piecei. 960.00 680.00
Anadean Walnut Bed
foom Suite. 6 piece?,
Ibcluding Twin Bed?-1100.00
Bedroom Salt? of Antique
Mahogany or American
f pierce, including Twin
?piacca, with Pull WMth
Araerteao Walnut Dining
Room Suite of to nieces. 703.00 540.00
lulu In Crotch Mahogany
?10 piece*. . 81500 ??.00
lutta of Burl Wjinut or
Ckvtoli ltfttnugewy. 10
Sheraton Dining Room
Suite in Mahogany. to
Dining Room Suite of
American Walnut, with
Burl Walnut Panel?. 10
piece?, with 6?rS-inch side?
board . 850.? 425.00
10 pieces with 71-inch
sideboard.? ? ? 910.00 455.00
Antique Walnut Living
Room Table, 30x71 inches 145.00 185.00
Mahogany or American
Walnut Writing Deik,
?1x36 inches. 92.00 59.00
Solid Mahogany Windsor
Sida Cnairs. 14.50 17.50
Spin? Desk in Mahogany,
44 inches wide. 90.00 67 JO
Upholstered Living Room
?oite, Consisting of Dav?
enport, Arm Chair and
Wing Chair, with Hand
Canred Mahogat^ and
Polychrome fram? Cov?
ers? in Figured Mohair
and Velret. 3 pieces_1615.00 875 JO
Elutabethan Table in
American Walnut or An?
tique Mahogany, 30x72
inches. . 145.00 108JO
W. A. HATHAWAY COMPANY
it West 46th Stmt, NEW YORK
Foi-nicr Head of War Risk In?
surance Bureau Return?
Fro? Thp Tribune's Washington Hurtan
WASHINGTON, April 9.- The reap
?oointment of Colonel R, G. Cholmeley- |
Jones as Director of the Bur??au of War |
Risk Insurance was announced to-day |
by Secretary of the Treasury Mellon,
l?e will take charge of the government's
insurance office at once.
Colonel Cholmeley-Jones resigned a
little more than a month ago to return
i to private business as vice-president of
the Finance and Trading Corporation
of New York after serving us head of
the bureau for twenty-two month.-?. He
dad previously served as lieutenant
colonel with the war risk section of the
A. E. F, and was chief of that sec?
tion at the time of his resignation from
the military service. Secretary Mellon
paid to-day that Colonel Cholmeley
Jones has returned to the bureau to
assist in carrying out the recommend? -
| tion of the special Dawes committee
! appointed by the President.
The tone of the Treasury Secretary's
(statement is generally believed to in
I dicate that Colonel Cholmeley-Jones's
' ' 11"'
renppointment is a part of the plon for
consolidation of the war risk with all
the other soldier relief agencies recom
mojfjded by the Dawea committee.
Jersey Sets Shell Record
Speeimenm 15 Million Years Old
Unearthed at Marlton
MARLTON, N. J., April 9.?Sheila,
declared to be fifteen million years old,
have bef*n discovered in the marl pits
of this town by Professor John II.
Ruckman, Federal geologist and
engineer. The discoveries, it is said,
give Marlton the greatest, range of
such specimens in tlw? world, extend
I ing from the period when shellfish rep?
resented the only animate life, until
the epoch which probably directly pre?
ceded the appfarance oi' man.
Giant lizards and huge animals long
extinct are among the specimens which
have been unearthed "from marl ' de?
posits in this section. The most re?
cent discoveries ?jf Professor Ruckman, !
it is said, upset the calculations of the I
age of the marl deposits in New Jer- I
aey, and are believed to be the oldest
?remains of prehistoric life on earth.
I would like to send you the
results of my investigation
Some months ago I began an inquiry into the security of
our cemeteries. I wanted to know whether ? would some day he
a "Poor Yorick" or whether the memorial to my life and my ac
complishments would endure.
I discovered that the cemetery in the city is UNSAFE I T
discovered that the cemetery not in the city is also likely to be
encroached upon in time?unless it is guarded by the insuner
able barriers of Nature. v
I then bought a lot at Kensico because I KNEW it would endur#
I have briefly written my findings in an article called "The Pas-!,ft
of Our City Cemeteries"?the first time the actual facts have been avi'f
able to the public?and, I may add, they are astounding?almost ;
credible facts?that every family will be grateful to know.
If you will telephone or write The Kensico Cemetery 102 p, .
Avenue (Murray Hill 1841) and just say "Send me 'The Passine of n
City Cemeteries' ' ?they will be pleased to comply, or, if you like dm? r
a postal and I will send it to vou, p ne
_H Faithfully yours,
d?iSSSSA, m J0HN D- boyle.
WiffEniurtFonver_Terminal Building, New York.
IBe?t Se Co.
Fifth Avenue at 35th Street?N. Y.
SMART SPORT APPAREL
for Women and ?Misses
SPORTS clothes must be smart. And, of course, they ?must
be of sturdy, serviceable quality else they deny their
purpose. To combine these qualities of smartness and ser?
vice, with the added attraction of prices, reasonable beyond
expectation, is the purpose of our Spring presentation.
How well we have done it we hope you'll judge for yourself.
Gingham or Dotted
Swiss or Organdie
for the less -strenuous sports.
If one is twenty or looks it,
and plays croquet or watches
ir, one may choose such a
frock as this one of cross-bar
gingham in several effective
color combinations ? with
crisp white organdie tunjc,
collar, cuffs and sash Simple
frocks of dotted Swiss or
organdy may be had at the
same price . 19,50
What is better look
ing than the tailored
white serge skirt?
Especially when it's pleated
all round in one inch box
pleats, made of fine French
.?-crge and tailored very well
indeed' Waist measure, 25
fo 32 mehes Length 30 to
35 inches 13.50
White Buckskin &
And they make it very good
looking, too' The lines are
smart, the heel is comfortable,
and the buckled strap at the
instep assures you that it's in
the mode ! This attractive
sports shoe may also be had in
a combination of white buck?
skin and patent leather. 12.50
Just 50 of these Worsted
Jersey Sweater Coats
Such smart ones, too, that we
wish there were more This
model features the Tuxedo
front every woman likes, a
narrow cross-over belt, and
useful patch pockets. In your
favorite and most becoming
color -red, green .brown. tan,
navy, copen or black. 10.50
Tweed Cape or Coat
- - the Sportswoman
may choose either
Sturdy English tweed**, in two
tone colorings ? practical
weaves that outwear ail
weathers The coat models
are of English inspiration ?
with set-m or raglan sleeves,
notch or convertible collar,
box or inverted pleat back,
belted or loos?* The sport
cape is very new. of circular
cut with scalloped edge and
standing collar 34.00
And, of Course, A
One of these good-looking,
useful suits, that are .forming
the "piece de resistance" of
so1 many smart Spring ward?
robes. At 29.50 (and this
pnce is worth noticing) an all
wool tweed, tailored in a thor?
oughly dependable manner.
The bound button holes and
pockets, the link-button fast?
ening, and the becoming col?
lar are details that will please.
In blue, tan and grey mix
iures ,?; ?' '- ? ??** 29-50
You will need only
one petticoat, if it's
a paneled one!
And let it be one of these,
with the panels back and
front, with scalloped or hem?
stitched hems, or tailored
flounces. Washable satin and
tub silk, 3.95, 5.00. Crepe
de chine and satin, 5.00,
6.95, 7.95. English imported
sateen, 2.95. . . 3.95
A Sailor Hat at 8.75
Of course you can't go thru
the Spring without a Sailor'
Why not let it be one of these
smart, rough straws, with
draped band of crepe de
chine? In straight brim, or
slight mushroom effect, and
m all the new Spring shades,
the hat itself is good-looking
enough to make you decide
And the price, 8.75, should
remove all hesitation.
Your Sport Coat is
And surely could not be
called a luxury at* these
prices' For ?as little as 29 50.
a beautiful coat,in three-quar?
ter length, of all-wool polo
cloth, soft and fine, and lined
throughout with silk Cut in
a distinctive and individual
style, and cut to fit, this is a
very "swagger" little gar?
ment, and would please you
at a price much higher' In
sizes 14 to 18 years, and in un,
a soft Mue and tomato ,29.50
Gingham's the thing
for Summer and
Gingham dresses luve a
charmmg representative in
this on? of tiny checked ging?
ham with scalloped tunic,
graceful tie belt, and collar
and cuffs of white organdie
stitched in colored thread.
Very cool and Summery in
any of these pretty colors?
lav en dar, tan, green, pink or
blue and white checks. 19.50
Stockings ? almost
last but not -the
Sport hose?quite an impor?
tant item they are' You'll
be delighted to find these
good-looking ones of wool in
heather shades, with hand?
embroidered silk clocks.
The price is -an added
A Silk Blouse?of
And not one. but m<aiy, if
she's wise! With a well-cut
Tuxedo collar, edged with
narrow knife pleating (the
sort of collar one wears over
her sweater collar) and a
smartly tucked front, this
blouse helps the sportswoman
to preserve her identity. In
habutat silk, 7.75, or in