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Vol.I. No. 83. TULSA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSSDAYT DECEMBER 21, 1905. Five Cents Per Copy.
You Will find The Handsome Stores of The Tulsa Enterprising Merchants filled With Varied and Appropriate Fillers for The Christmas Stocking
RYAN ACCUSED OF USING SUR
PLUS Of WASHINGTON LIFE.
Prosecutor Hughes Has Paul Morton
And Other Prominent Men
on The Track.
New York, Dec. 21. All the time
that the legislative insurance invest i
gating commit tea has been exposing
the employment of policy holders'
f money by ollieers of the various com
i panics for their own benefit, Thomas
F. Hynn is alleged to have be"! using
the surplus of the Washington Life
company, which he purchased early
this year. That was the most sensa
tional testimony today be lore the
Armstrong investigating committee.
Ryan's sons, composing the firm of A.
A. Ryan & Co., brokers, managed the
syndicates in which the Washingtons
Life's money was employed, and act
ed as brokers for the company in the
stock transactions ordered by Ryan.
It was also shown that before Hyan
obtained control of the Washington
Life had only .$4."3f000 invested in
bonds, but that since January 1, 1 !)().",
when Ryan bought the company,
more than 4,000,000 had been cm
ployed in speculation in Wall street.
Mr. Hughes also learned that un
der Ryan's administration the Wash
ington life had opened an account
with the National Hank of Commerce,
and had permitted $'2"i,0A0 of the pol
icy holders' money to remain in that
bank ever since, untouched, ut the
rate of 2 per cent interest per annum.
The company bad four other bank ac
counts when it opened one in the
bank of Commerce, namely in Ryan's
Morton Trust company, one in the
Chatham National bank, one in the
Liberty bank and one in the Oirard
Trust company of Philadelphia. Just
why it was necessary to start one in
the Morgan-Rynn bank of Commerce,
Mr. Tatlock, president of the Wash
ington Life, who furnished all the
foregoing information, was unable to
make quite clear.
The explanation he offered for an
other transaction, the foreclosing of
mortgages on real estate and employ
ment of the money in industrial com
panies, was that the finance commit
tee of his company, consisting of Levi
P. Morton. Thomas F. Ryan ami an
other director, feared that the mort-
WILL CORRECT ABUSES
ON INTER-STATE COMMERCE.
Senator Dolliver Introduces Bill Im
plying Regulating Measures.
Washington, Dec. 21. Senator Dol
liver introduced a bill today designed
to simplify the railroad regulating
measure proposed by the interstate
commerce commission. It authorizes
the commission to fix and enforce a
maximum and reasonable rate, to go
into effect thirty days after notice.
The court procedure of the commis
sioner's bill is eliminated, and rail
roads are left free to follow their con
stitutional remedies in the courts. The
commission is increased to seven
members, at a salary of $10,000 each.
In a statement, Senator Dolliver
'The bill which I have introduced
is intended to correct some of the ab
uses which still exist in the matter of
railroad rates. It is not drawn in a
spirit of hostility to the railway sys
tems of the country, but in the inter
est of harmony and good will between
the railways and their patrons. It
provides a public tribunal, impartial
in its attitude, before which the ship
per may present his complaint against
an existing rate, and the carrier his
defense of the rate, so that contro
versy arising out of a disagreement
between the two may out be left with
out an effective solution.
"The bill avoids conferring upon
the commission a dispensing power,
or any authority to disturb commer
cial conditions where separate mar
kets are involved or competitive ports
or independent railway systems.
irajjes were not quite good enough.
The dealing in stocks, be explained,
was for the purpose of "putting to
work" the millions called in from
real estate mortgages. He admitted
that the transactions uever were in
tended for permanent investment, but
merely as quick profit-making ven
tures. He reconciled that policy with
the denunciation of investments in
industrial stocks, made by the audit
ing committee just before Ryan
bought the company, by saying that
the auditing committee's definition of
industrials was so very broad that it
was not intended, in the opinion of
the new finance committee, to apply
to all industrials, but "only to some."
In the six underwriting syndicates
in which the Washington Life's mon
ey was used, Mr. Hughes proved by
letters from the managers of the syn
dicates that certain portions of the
risk had not been allotted to the
Washington Life without any solici
tation on the part of its president.
Mr. Tatlock attempted to justify that
kind you don't have to take the bonds
if you don't want to."
Mr. Hughes caused the audience to
roar with laughter when he replied:
"Hut you did have to take them when
you did not want to when you were
The policy of Mr. Ryan in the
Washington life is likely to result, it
was said at the end of the day's hear
ing today, in the culling of the in
vestigators of Paul Morton of the
Equitable Life, for the purpose of as
certaining how much of that com
pany's 27,000,000 surplus is lying
in Ryan banks at 2 per cent interest
and how much is being used in stock
MURPHY, 6F MISSOURI, GETS
BUSY IN CONGRESS.
Will Fight for a Prohibitory Clause
Until President Signs the
Washington, Dec. 21. That the li
quor interests in anticipation of state
hood without prohibition have , pur
chased ground in the Indian Territory
and Oklahoma for brewery sites and
fitted up saloons to be opened when
statehood comes, is the substance of
charges to be filed by Representative
Murphy of Missouri with the house
committee on territories. Murphy de
clared that he proposed to tight the
liquor interests until the statehood
bill had been signed by the president.
"I have received inf munition from
the Indian Territory that the liquor
people are so certain that they will
defeat prohibition that they are going
ahead with their plans to build brew
eries and open saloons in every town.
I shall give the committee on terri
tories all the facts in connection with
their efforts to force saloons on the
The committee on territories will
hold no more meetings until after the
holidays. Nearly all of the members
of the statehood delegation from Ok
lahoma and the Indian Territory have
started for home. C. O. Jones of Ok
lahoma City, chairman of that dele
gation, left last night. The commit
tee of twenty, consisting of ten mem
bers of each territory, will return to
Washington immediately after the
holidays and take up the fight; for
statehood. ' ,
Doctor Thomas Shepaid has let the
contract for a new, modern six-room
cottage on Ninth and Elgin streets.
Work will begin on the building at
HAVE COME TO RESIDE.
The wife and family of Mr. J. U.
Smyth arrived this morning to make
their permanent home in Tulsa. Mrs.
Smyth's mother, Mrs. E. R. McCord,
arrived here also, and their future
address will ' be 118 East Seventh
street. . Mr. Smyth fs the gentleman
who recently purchased the north
east comer of Boston and Cincinnati
PHILADELPHIA JACK O'BRIEN
PUT HIM OUT IN 13th ROUND.
IT WAS A FIERCE FIGHT
Former Champion Put Up Game Bat
tle But Was Not in
Mechanics' Pavilion, San Francis
co, Dee. 21. Robert Fitzsiniinons col,
lapsed at the thirteenth round with
his fight with Jack O'Hri.m.
He had fought hard, but nature
could not longer stand the strain and
after the gong had sounded for the
(lose of the thirteenth round, he walk
ed to his corner mid sat in his chair.
Then his head fell over on his breast
his whole body collapsed and the
lighting wonder of the age was "all
Referee (Iraney saw his condition
and awarded the light to O'Hrian.
While punched in the face and badly
cut up and several times in jeopardy,
Fit, always managed to come to and
resume the fight.
O'Hrian gave a .remarkable exhibU
(ion of spurring that was bewildering.
Fit would swing and find only the
empty air and several times nearly
went through the ropes from .the foree
of his misspent blows. . .
O'Hrian would straighten up and
dash in a wicked cutting left, which.,
while not assuming the knock-down
force, was sullieieut to jnr the mid
gladiator. Fitzsiniinons. had thesym
pnthy of the enormous crowd, which
jeered and hissed O'Hrian when he
ducked and ran away. Hut the Phila
dclphian man had laid out his plan
of battle and could not be , coerced
into mixing things with the old lighter
who was known to possess a danger
Before Fit, left the ring he made a
little sH'ech, in which he said lie bad
done his best. He said that he had
foughtbis last fight. V -if' I;
A PERFECT MODEL i
" -T7 ''
Of Oil Derrick and Machinery Nov.
he Slater Brothers, the well known
rig builders, are completing a per
fect model of a derrick and all the
machinery necessary in digging an
oil well and will have it on view to
morrow morning in the Shooters' Tor
pedo Company's window . on East
The model is one of the prettiest,
most complete and perfect things
of the kind ever exhibited, and will
be attiactive to everybody.
It is built to represent an 84 foot
derrick, and the scale is one inch to
every foot. The scale is observed
throughout. The machinery' is run
by clock work, and the most ignorant
on such matters can readily see and
understand the modus operandi of
boring for oil.
When in thorough working order
and the finishing touches put on the
builders intend moving it to the lobby
of the. Robinson hotel, where it is cer
tain to catch the attention of all vis
itors to Tulsa.
The Rathboue Sisters feasted the
K. of Ps. last night in the Masonic
Hall, treating them to delicious punch
cakes, fruit, etc. The regular . bus
iness of the lodge was first transact
ed and included the initiation of one
new candidate.' The muddy condi
tion of the streets prevented many
from being present and enjoying the
The World is in receipt of an invi
tation to a Masonic 'Banquet at the
Robinson hotel,' Saint John's Day,
Wednesday, December 27th, 190").
The invitation is signed by James F.
Avars, W. Albert Cook and James
PLUMBERS WILL ORGANIZE.
The local plumbers received their
charter this morning and will formal
ly organize on next Saturday night.
The lodge from Muskogee will be
over and assist the Tulsa boys in their
organizing and election of officers.
HERO OF THE SANTA FE'S
HE CANNOT BE. FOUND
Relatives Believe He Has Been Mur
dered fot the Money He Had
With Him When Last Seen.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 21. The be
lief is gaining ground with every day
of his absence that Walter Scott,
"Scotty," has been murdered. The
hist seen of him was on December 1,
when he left the nHiiin'r camp in
Death Valley riding his mule, Slim,
and since then no trace of him has been
found, or any of his belongings, ex
cepting the mule, which seven days
later appeared ut Bennetts Wells with
its saddle and blanket pierced with
bullet holes and covered with blood.
Searching parties have scoured the
country from end to end and many
are still out. Rewards of gerut am
ounts have been offered, but all has
been fruitless of results and the case
remains a mystery.
There are those who say that
Scotty is still alive to make his ap
pearance later in some sensational
manner. They base their opinion on
his known love for notoriety and
think that when his disappearance
has ceased to cause comment he will
again apicar in some new phase.
"Scotty," cowboy, performer in
Buffalo Bill's "Wiid West" show,
and alleged millionaire mine owner,
achieved notoriety last July in mak
ing n record breaking run by special
train over the Santa Fe from Los
Angeles to Chicago. His "Death Yal-
2,004 minutes forty-four hours and
fifty, four minutes for the run.
The run cost Scotty '.",. 10, with
20 a minute clipped froni the forty
six hour record.
Six years ago Scotty turned up in
Los Angeles, fresh from the "Buf
falo Bill" show. For several years
be had been star broncho buster with
Colonel Cody's "rough riders' of the
world." He begged a grub stake
and started for the desert, reaching
Death Valley almost dead of thirst.
Here he is said to have discovered
gold in great quantities, but the se
cret of its whereabouts he has kept
MEN DISPLAY DISCIPLINE.
Indescribable Panic Prevails and a
. Great National Tragedy Played.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 21 The Pan
Russian strike began today. The
workmen showed wonderful disci
pline in quitting their jobs when or
dered to do so. An. indescribable
panic prevails and everybody feels
that this is the opening act of a great
national tragedy which will result in
either a victory for the revolutionists
or in re-establishing a reactionary
power in full control.
In either event financial ruin seems
imminent and the armed attitude is
far from reassuring. Many soldiers
were arrested for addressing the peo
ple and telling them they would not
fire on "their brothers." Many cases
of riot and bloodshed are reported
from the Baltic to the Black Sea and
martial law is proclaimed in Mos
cow. ..v .;.. ,. , ,y ..,
ley Special" did the 2,2t!7 miles in
!a BANK' CLEARING ' HOUSE.
j Efforts Boing Made to Institute One
The bankers of Tulsa are making
strong efforts to secure a clearing
house for Tulsa. About one year
ago a similar effort was made but
proved abortive, aid now the neces
sity is more pressing and urgent than
it was then.
Banker L. D. Marr, Jr., told a re
porter of the World today thai the
business of the Tulsa banks had in
creased so much that it had become
necessary to have a clearing house,
and they would have one if it wos
within the range of possibility to
get it. A movement is now on foot
to this end us it has become impos
sible to do the clearing work satis
factorily by the methods heretofore
SCHOOL IS OUT.
When the Tulsa schools dismissed
today they did so until the fourth of
January. The children have now got
their Christinas holidays and the
World wishes them, one. and all, n
very merry Christmas and a happy
MRS. BERRY'S EYE REMOVED.
Kansas Cily, Dec. 21. The left eye
of Mrs. Berry was removed today.
The operation was necessitated on
account of injuries received at (iir
nrd, Kansas, when she was forced out
of her car, where she had fortified
herself, by the use of ammonia.
TELLS OF HER - WONDERFUL
TRIP TO WASHINGTON.
WILL SECURE EDUCATION
President Roosevelt Said He Was De
lighted With Her Beautiful -Singing.
Helen Renstrotn returned Sunday
from Washington, D. C, where she
created a furore by singing "Okla
homa'' when the territorial statehood
delegation visited the national capi
tal. An Oklahoman representative
visited the little songstress at her
home yesterday morning and found
her listening to her four-year-old sis
ter, playing "Hiawatha" on an anci
Queried concerning her enjoyment
of the trip Miss Helen's countenance
became illumined with pleasant mem
ories, nnd shaking her bands in ec
stacy, she replied :
"It was heavenly 1 Oh, I have
seen so many nice things and such a
number of great people. Every mem
ber of the big delegation treated me
os if I were a favorite sister. Wasn't
it enough to turn the head of poor
little me to have President Roosevelt
clasp my hand and say be was de
lighted with my singing?
"Then Baroness von Orfendorf
gave me an audience. She said I
bad a very sweet soprano voice and
declared that in another year I must
go to Paris and study under Mine.
Marchesi. The baroness said she had
two nieces with Mine. Marchesi. She
said it would cost a thousand dollars
for me to do that. If 1 can accumu
late that much money sometime I will
surely follow her advice.
"I was permitted to visit all the
public buildings in Washington and
we visited Mount Vernon. I drank
from the Oeorge Washington well,
and don't think I can ever tell a lie,
not even a little, white on".
"Did it embarrass me o sing be
fore all those great people at Wash
ington f No, indeed! I just felt
that I had it to do and there was no
need to become frightened. I used
to be bothered with stage fright at
times, but have been able to overcome
Under the splendid training of Mrs.
Brucbman the little Swedish girl's
voice has improved vastly within the
eight months that she has been studying.
THE SONG BIRD
III IJKI AlltlMA
SCANDAL IN A
WHITE WOMEN STRIPPED AND
WHIPPED BY NEGRO.
COMPLAINTS ARE MADE
Kansas City Workhouse the Scene of
the Trouble Rigid Investigation
Is Being Made.
Kansas City, Mo., Dee, 21. Lena
Miller, Ruth Coombs, Alma Steven
son and Leona Harris, white girls, in
mates of the workhouse, charge that
John Allen, a negro guard whipped
them with n rubber hose while they
were confined there, and also forced
them to take shower baths while ho
looked on and watched them.
Mrs. Anna Taggart, police matron,,
examined Lena Miller and found a
number of wounds on her back where
the skin hud been flecked off. Mrs.
Taggart took the girl to the mayor
and the latter said he would make an
investigation. Mrs. L. B. Austin, a
W. C. T. V. worker, was present at
the time and said she would also
cause an investigation to be made by
The authorities have decided on a
rigid investigation. '
TWO POWERS ARE AT PEACE.
Japan and China Adopt Two Treaties
Tokio, Dec. 21. The Japanese-Chinese
negotiations regarding Manelui
rin were concluded at Pekin yester
day. Huron Konniru, the Japanese
plenipotentiary, will leave Pekin for
home on December 2.
It is stated that two treaties have
been negotiated and that they will bo
signed shortly. One of them con
tains articles which are confined to
matters settled between Russia and
Japan at the Portsmouth conference.
The other treaty will not be publish
ed yet. The agreements furnished
by the two countries will have fur
Special Call Meeting.
The "Hiawatha" Rebekah lodge
will meet tonight in the W. C. T. U.
reading room on Third and Main
streets. Business of importance will
be transacted and it is especially re
quired that all members be present.
The hour is 7:!I0 o'clock.
ADJOURNS FOR HO LI DAYS
LATHAM IS APPOINTED.
Congressmen Will Enjoy Holiday Va-
cation Until January 4.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. The
President today nominated Thomas B.
Latham United States attorney of
the Central district of Indian Terri
tory. Congress adjourned this after
noon until January 4.
TEXAN TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
No Work at Yuletide, He Commits
Houston, Tex., Dec. 21. Robert F.
Kerr, under indictment in two cases
of attempt to murder, and despondent
because he was out of work at Christ
mas time, committed suicide this
morning by swallowing' jMisdu. Ho
leaves a widow and thlee'littk' chil
dren. Kerr's lawyer was preparing
to defend him on the ground of alleg
A SMALL BLAZE.
About 7 o'clock last evening and
while many guests were eating sup
per, a match dropped accidentally
among the beautiful decorations in
the window of the Oxford Cafe, on
West First street, soon had the entire
front in a blaze. Mine host Wagoner
kept his head bravely and issued, bis
orders in a strenuous voice. His com
mands were obeyed by everybody and
in five minutes the incipient conflagra
tion was extinguished without any
damage being done.
J. Ous Patton and wife will speud
Christmas at Fort Smith, Arkansas.