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TULSA DAILY WORLD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1920
OFFER HOPE FOR
rr.v P.vnnrf Ta Pnihvinf.n,! I l'.m,rl- .,m? " . tin. flrt time
jjv u vu vt.ii nincr mntonood
Congress Will Change
Commisaionor Ma he Given
Power to Make Final
filed In the dlntrlit court of Tulita
'county HhouM iho iiuprcmn court
hear tlm case. It hna te n dam In
REPEAL OF UWSlSHSu
I "nn allow Woolley to remain in of-
. flee lf trlod before tlm uurrmi
Hint A lllf-v h:i hcn
called Iiy this court.
The rictltlon rmklns rumovul f
Sheriff Woolloy times that Oil ot-
iror no norn BUllty of official tula-
1. . r-l ,r-,.r- . . . I l""tluc,t that I"- llu Wilfully fall-
WtLL RELIEVE BURDENl?.;!.1rMn,,;l,llr,,, V
louifil upon hint an sheriff, x fol
lows: That on tho ir, .y of Annum
1920, h) proper warrant, the le
fenilnnt took Into hi cuMndy Hoy"
Melton nllan Tom Owen, Marie Har
mon and Itaytnnnd Sharp, charged
lolntly with tho murder of Homer
N'ld.i, and th.it notwithstanding re
peated rumoiH in the city of Tulwi
that there was jaett danger of a
moh helnr; formed for the purpose
of forcibly Inking possesion of Itoy
Helton for the purpoHO of lynchmic,
and tiotltf KUndlnt; tho repealed
publication In Ioen.1 nefcupapcra of
the city warning njrn Init the dinner
of lynching of tho jVlsonnr and not
withstanding tho flratli if Homer
Nlda ullh which, tlm prlMinrr wh
chained. Sheriff Woolley mado no
effort and took no precaution to
Ru.nd malmt tho poMlbillty of a
mob fonnlnK and taking powiciwilon
of lilr prlnonci Itoy Helton, but
willfully, unlawfully and lioKllKenlly,
without resistance aid apparently
with nciiUlexcetiKe, permitted the
mob compoHcd of some 15 or 20
citizens to take Itoy Helton from
the county Jail and hung tho pris
oner. The petition clone with
prayer that the court ndltldKc and
decree tin- office of hhcrlff of Tulna
county vacant and Immediately ap.
point IiIh micccHior pen dim: tho trial
of the oaae.
The petition aHklngyhn removal
of Sheriff Woolley Is hased tiTmn
testimony taken by thu nprclal court
of Inquiry In chareo of Attorney 0
W. Klnir, which convened In thlt
dty last Tuesday Wltnessea called
by the court testified to the follow
Ine facts, an detnllcd yesterday by
A. R. Montsomery assistant county
nttorney, by authorization of Attor
Several dnys previous to the
lynching of Helton. Wherl'f 'Woolley
"I Is hlithly probable that tho
j, . profit tax law will bo re
rf, 1 before I92l." says Stewart
The iiier. formerly head of the In
rot ' rxccM profits, and ostaic tax
lit q m of tho solicitor's office In
Wii inRton. I. O. Mr Chevalier !
vis. R in tho home of Mr. and Mrs.
ju. Ilrd, Jr.
Mr Chrvullcr believes It Is likely
th i the next conRrcss will pass
h. il remedial legislature m con
IK n with the Income and excess
r ' laws. He nays he Is sure tho
jin.t will bo simplified and that tax
ran . will no doubt bo readjusted,
to 'he tax burden will rest heavily
on ' Ttaln Industries mid Individuals.
ii is probable that tho next ton
fri - will nuthurlze tho cominls
nonrr of Internal rcvenuo to Kettle
dix ImMlliles of tho taxpayers
pr .ni,'iiy und finally. In this wny tho
Un.i'''r.n wl" "ot ho In constant
fear that under some new law they
wi'l be subjected to some nddltlonul
a-f- nent for taxen during tho past
ysir' said Mr. Chevalier.
He points out that ono of th pres
ent defects In law Is duo to tho fact
that the business man never knows
wi'h certainty J"t how much taxes
he will have to pay when the taxes
will be finally und definitely fet
tled Ho says, also, that It Is possible
that some of the relief pprovlded In
the pretsnt law with which few tax
patera now seem familiar.
Mr Chevalier naB that neither
political party has attempted to
mKe an Ihsuo out of the subject ot
ftclcrul taxes. The. leaders of both
hiiucs of congress seem generally
sir ed as to the reforms which were
muifcslod by tho present secretary
of the treasury In n letter to one of
the i om.nittee In congress and which
reforms state In substnnco tho samo
Umjuage in tho platform of the re
The bureau Is seeking as far ns
possible through public bulIeUris
and In other ways to famlllarlzc'tho
taxpayers with their rights and du
ties Men who have made u study
of thl subject advise the taxpayers
of their obligations without attempt
ing to enlighten tnem on the latest
rulings of tho department This may
Mve them from endlesa embarrass
ment In tho future. .
Mr. Chevalier says that as long tin
the law Is In an unsettled stato It
Is Inevitable that taxpayers will bo
annoyed from Umo lo tlmo by tho
nectsslty of readjusting their tnxes,
was mado nrqualn'ed with th.
threats to take possession of tin
prlsontr Not believing the leaders
of a mob, If forimd. would haw
none enough to stcirm the count)
Jail, no special precautions were lak
en to protect Helton Nsturdny morn
ing. AUgllSt 28, two ibiVM lifter the
death of Nlda at a Ph-hI hospital.
Woolley went lo Hperry to keep or
der on the last du of an Indian
stomp tlnme iiinl when he returned
to bin home nbo.it 10 o'clock that
night, tie was told by bis wife that
she had reielved a telephone mes
ne from some unknown person
that a mob was forming near the
eoutt house Woolle) went lmmed
lately to the court 'house und to 'his
office, and n few minutes later, nn
nccntnpnnlcd. went to the south side
of the rntnt house where he told the
crowd that thev had better gle up
the Idea of taking forcible ptmsoti
slrm of Helton.
Talked In Mob.
After talking with them for sev
eral minutes, he again went to his
office believing the mob, then com
posed of about 100 inombers, would
give up their) plans. When 'he a few
minutes later stepped to the door of
his office three of the mob loaders,
their faces covered with handker
nhlefs below the eyes, drew revol
ors und taking the officer's weapon,
compelled the latter to march nhiiuil
of about 25 men up the narrow steel
stairway t the Jail. At the top of
the stairs at the command of Hie
leaders, Woollov ordered the Jallorn
to open the two doors and the mob
went Into the corridor of the Jail
L'nder n promise that If the prisoner,
Helton won delivered to tliem. n
disturbance would occur In tile Jail
Woolley ordered the Jailers to get
the prisoner. Thts they did and
turned Helton over to the mob lead
era The crowd Immediately left th.
jail, walked down the n rrow steel
stairway and jflacing t o prlsoni -In
(in automobile ilroc toward West
TutMi This i ir foil" wed Iiy hundreds
of others went to a point near Hcd
liontr rii without qutou
If HUNTS (!! (lilt In thu
ttnliwnt of ITCH. KCZKVA.
ItlrlQWOKM, TRTTUK or
oltar Itching skin dtvtatts.
lit 7J cant bo i at oar rltk.
().OXII, imro COMPANY
ivrk w'..r. lc'loii w.i h.ii,k.I to
a bill Ion id
f'ould I line AiitIi'iI CM inc.
Testimony showed Hon seveull of
tln men In the Jail hellcwd tbut U
the sheriff had ordered his deputies
to flic on the mob leaders as the)
came up the steel M.ilrwa) smlllil
the latter not oliey onleis to leave
the building, the lyn hlng could
have been averted. Testimony to the I
effect that one man, well armed
could have prevented t'h mob from ,
coming up tho stairs, vttw offered
ti one witness KUdetn was also'
Introduced to show (hit the sheriff
had cnlled one of th" tailors over
the leli IionC a few minutes before
(he attack whs made mi the lull, and
that the Jailors wen- Instructed b
the sheilff to do all lln-v could
save the prisoner but nut to hur' '
anybodv One of the men In the Jail
stated that he would not have open
cd the door lectin d with a heavy I
padlock, except at I'ho command i
inn sneriii anil mm w-ucn no saw jkn
his superior standing with his back
in the haired door and safe members b
of the mob with revolvets and rifle j M
pointing that the sheriff, he knew
that to file on the mob meant to kill
OKLAHOMA C1TV. Sept. !. - Kl
mer : I'ulton, nsslw.ant to the nt
tnrnoj general, nnonunced Jotilght ho
would file his petlllon for ouster
proceedings in district court hero
tomonow against Sheriff il. K
Johnson of Oklahoma count) and
J II Sanders ad l'rank (loodwln.
Thl- announcement followed de
nlnl by the trtnto supreme court late
this nficrnon of 1'uHon s petition
filed with the court
The peti'ion asks that the officers
be uspi" led temporarily from duty
until tin (PclRlon of chnrges against
them and alleged neglect ot dllt) on
the part of 1 ff. i n tin iih'i'
of August 29 wh o i" uid. liiitidit' i
19 ear old iiigro was taki n fi. in
Jail here anil lmlnd ! a mob i ill
Jlldgw l'.luard 1) (il.lficld of din i lut
Irlct court here l.lte t....iy Issued a Inr
call for a giand Jniy to in esllwaie 1 s. pi
i - -f mi- i. i. f -h. ri i
. 'nil t'h.ii .Her Th. 111
. i on motion ot i" A far
i i v nit, it nc Th. gi ,ind
to ill awn tomorrow morn
ulll ti. sin Hit im.ii,it.,i.s
SUNDAY, SttPTKMIWU 12
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Coupon fjr a ride ,,11 tin M. ri
i" tllid The l.ilior pay
id w ill be g icd Sunda)
WILL T. DAVIS, Mgr.
Upon of fu ml in-.poctiMti, state health authoritips
make thin cnmmenl.
SODAS, CAND1KS. LUNCIIKS AND ICR C Ft F.AM
As Ko(I as lhi' an- clr.in. After the show drop in.
One Door South of Majestic Theater
Open to t he Public
DIRECTION TUCK BR BROTHERS
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Stage Program IVaturcn
Bobby Ryan and
"Me Him and I"
Season's Most Itrllllant Shmv
Sen-en I'nigrani IVatures
Buck Jones in"The
"Silent Avenger" and
OlK-nlng Sundny V. J. Tcwtcr's "IXIOK PI,i:.SAST I'hKAKi: CO.,
und Tucker Ilrollu rs' ltonil Show.
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The Show of SiM-clal I'lnliirin
CONTINUED I'HOM PA11B ONB
fld and acting sheriff, on tho
frrounj that tho officer failed to per
form the dutv enjoined upon him by
law for the faithful protection of a
prisoner, towlt Helton alias Tom
Owen which nld prisoner waa taken
from the custody of Sheriff Woolley
by a mob consisting of many citizens.
I'rvlitdloo a Pnctor
Htrauie the fcellnR In Tulsa coun
ty In very tenso and 'has heen
wrousht up to n hlifh dcjjreo
over the nllescd crime of
murder of -a citizen of tho
tounty. Helton wa on the nlsht of
AuBtist H taken from the custody of
the defendant and lynched by a mot),
and becauio 0f the prejudice both In
faor of tho mob In lynching tho
the prisoner nnd tho jurejudlco
ttfralnn S'0()lley for failure to pro
tect tho prisoner. It would bo Im
Psislblo for the morlta of tho capo.
tn out In tho petition, for removal
frm office, to obtain a fair and
Impartial trial by Jury In that coun
ty. The motion nln seta out that
woolley is a candidate to Bucceed
himself ns sheriff and becauso of tho
Inttnso partisan political fooling In
the county for In favor of and op
posed to 'his election, thin spirit
vould ali-o preclude a fair and im
After reading tho motion and sup
porting affidavits, tho supremo court
refund to beliovo such prejudlco
Mists and unless nrpuments on tho
motion -ire allowed tho case will bo
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WORLD WANT ADS IlKING JiKSULTS
O 1 lrislJL Saturday
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