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mi VOLIWIIS XIII. ARDMOKK, I. T., Til riJSDAV ICVKXiWHi, ,J TLY 12, liHIIS. MWIHHR 47 WILL PUT UP A HOT FIGHT PEOPLE WANT TO MANAGE OWN INSURANCE SAVINGS, Wall Street Interests will not give up Control of Insurance Companies Without a bitter Fight Real Mutuallzatlon Is Point. Now York, July 11. The battlo roy nl between the strongest forces of Wall strool nnd the itoWcrfiil Interna tlomil policy holdent' conlmltteo .fur control of the $900,000,000 combined nssot of the .M ut iiul nnd New York Life liiHiirnnco companies In now rag liif; florculy. The llnnnoliil quarter teems with In terest over the possible outcome. Not hi iik In the history or tho country compnreH In point of magnitude with this struggle of 1,100,000 policy holders to manage their own saving. It Ih tm rich n pie for Wall street to allow to cccnpo without a hitter light. According to the policy holders committee, mndo up of nmoiig the most eminent men liiyVniorlcn. Franco, Cormnny mil Kiluiul, the time ha come to finally effect . mutuallzatlon which will be something more than a moro term. Their work Is to Induce the Individual policy holdors, the world over, to personally participate In the next nnmtttl election of the com panies directors, nmj through tho bal lot box oust .1. P. Morgan's representa tives from tho Now York Life and those of tho Standard Oil Company from the Mutual. Tho election will tako place between October 18 next and December 18, ixills being open for sixty days. Tho committee Is operating quietly. In many states there have already been established organizations of pol icy holders favorable to tho reform plan, tho number being now estimated at nearly 300,000. Tho In'nched managements of tho companies, on tho other hand, nro using tho powerful agency systems to organlzo the opposition and secure proxies for tho officers now In control. It Is estimated that practically tho same list of officers of both tho Mutual and New York concerns will bo nom inated for ro-elcctton. Tho exceptions will bo trustees, who will rcfuso to run. Tho nominations will bo posted within a few days. According to Sam uol Untcrmyer, organizer of tho policy holders' commlttco nnd chief counsel, thcro has been no discussion yet as to tho ticket to ho named by tho policy holders' opposition movement. Tho commlttoo will send ballots to every policy holder. Theso may bo marked ns In an ordinary election and returned by mall. It Is agreed that tho present managements will endeav or to corner n largo numbor of proxies to bo voted by Interests fuvorablo to tho prevailing regime Tho Interim tlonnl commlttco Is urging all policy holdors against giving any proxies, but to voto directly. The forming of tho International kj1 ley holdors' committee dates from tho action of tho management of tho Mu tual In whitewashing Us sins and oust ing Stuyvosant Fish, who Insisted up on comploto oxposuro undor full Inves tigation, 1 With Fish out tho Standard Oil' party wns left In absoluto control. Morgan Is still In control of tho Now York I.lfo. Dosplto nil tho talk and tho urgent demand of policy holderH, Ocorgo W. Porklns resignation has not- been accepted. President Orr Is not considered n satisfactory chlor ex ecutive bocauso of his Inexperlonco with Insurance mattors, his old ago Ida dlvorslfled Interests. It Is held by the reform party that both companies uro effecting minor reform, hut aro permitting such Im portant matters as restitution of mis applied funds and tho punishment of tho misdeeds of tho old management to dlo out as public clamor ceases. Tho commlttco will demand that both boards of directors bo swopt clean. FORBIDS OKLAHOMA ELECTIONS. Delegate and Legislative Members Cannot be Elected This Fall. 'Guthrio, Ok. July 11. Tho act of Congress continuing tho prosont terri torial government until tho orcanlza .tjon of the stato Is understood In por tions of Oklahoma and Indian Terri tory to mctm only that the federal-appropriation for legislative . exjVouscs was convcrte'd back Into tho national treasury, nnd that there Is no speclllc ! prohibition of the holding of election us next fall. This Is a mistake. The e I'X- net language of the provision Is as follows; That no part of tho appropriation for the salaries of members and o Ul cers of tho loglslntlve assembly, mllo- nee. rent of rooms for the legislature and committees, furniture, stationery, printing, binding, fuel, lights nnd In cidental expenses appropriated for tho expenses of tho leglHlnttvu assembly of the Territory of Oklahoma by tho legislative, oxecdtlve and Judicial ap propriation net of the fiscal year end ing .tyltie 30, 1907, shall be available for any of tho foregoing piiriose, the said sum being hereby converted Into the treasury; and no election for mem bers of the loglslntlve assembly or for any other officers authorized by the laws of the snld territory or delegate to Congress shall bo held under nnd tu pursuance of wild laws In tho year lOOOt and all persons heretofore elect ed to any of mid office now serving snd pei forming the duties thereof. with Hll the power nnd authority con ferred upon them then by the laws of said territory until such cime are ter minated by tho laws of the state of Oklahoma, or until the oillcent pro vided for under the constitution of said state nro duly olected and quali fied. Provided, that In case no con stitution Is adopted and ratified In ac cordance with tho provisions of nn net for tho admission of Oklahoma and Indian Territory liKo the Union as a state, approved Juno lfi.lOOfi, then said territorial officers of Oklahoma shall continue to discharge tho duties or tholr respective ofllcos until tholr suc cessors are duly qualified. Provided, that the governor nnd other impro priate territorial officers of said ter ritory nro horeby directed and author ized to carry out all contracts with the territory of Oklnhomn for tho care nml mnlntonnnco of charitable nnd penal Institutions, and to make pay ments therefor out or tho general fund of said territory, and to proierly mnln' tain tho various territorial Institu tions until such time ns the consti tution and laws of tho stato of Okla homa shall provide therefor. DAD FIRE IN INDIANA. Town of Lynnvllle Practically Wiped Out of Existence. Ily Associated Press. Lynnvlllo, Intl., Julyy 12. Flro sup, posed to o of Incendiary origin d.ft stroyed . -onty-two buildings ,,hcjo, practically wiping tho town out of ex istence. Tho loss Is :oo,ooo. The Hartje Divorce Suit. Hy Associated, Press. Pittsburg, July 12. Mrs. Mary Scott Hartjo testifying today In a snit for divorce brought by her mllllonalro husband, cnuscd a commotion when sho denied tho authorship of a letter addressed to Suslo Wugner, a forfnor domestic. Provously tho witness said she had written tho letter. Today sho said, "I wroto Suslo Wagner a letter In which wero many of tho snmo expres sions, but tho scntenco to tho effect thnt I wanted Susie on my side wns novor written by mo." Tho .Wngner lottor wns ono of tho standards hy which other letters wqrp to bo compared. EIGHT KILLED MANY INJURED. Motor Omnibus Ran Away and Struck Tree With Its Live Cargo. Uy Associated Press. London,, July 12. A motor omnibus ran away down a Bleep hill at Crnwloy today and overturned. Eight wore killed, soveral 'of whom woro so badly mangled that It wns difficult to Iden tify them. Twenty-six other passeng ers wcro Injured. Tho bus struck n trco and was smashed to match wood. Ice Companies Indicted. Ily Associated Press. Washington, July 12. The grand Jury today returned Indictments against tho American Ico company and Chapln Sacks Ico company nnd local officers on chargo of entering Into a conspiracy to Increase tho price of Ico Warrants for tho Indicted officials have been Issued. DUEL WITH REVOLVERS. Brothers-ln-Law Fight In Oklahoma. One Killed, Other. Wounded. Ily Associated Press. Noblo, Ok., July 12. Otto Amerln nnd M.,D. ,Kent, brothers-in-law, far mors, 'fought' a uuel with rovojvers near hero early .today.' Amerln was killed and Kent mortally wounded. TERRITORY TOWNS BUSY INTEREST MANIFESTED IN FIGHT FOR COUNTY SEATS. Believed Dy Many That This Will Be a Disrupting Member In the Con stitutional Convention, Caus ing Trouble Drawing Lines. Muskogee, Okln., July 11. Kvory town In Indian Territory that thinks It has a chance for county sont Is get ting busy to be made the center of constitutional district In order to gut Its delegatus In the convention. The fight for county suet la going to lie tho dlruptlug feature In the constitution al convention ami It will take more time hiiiI more Unhung to locate coun ty boundary lines limn on all other subjects written In the constitution. Thoro aro n good many men who would like to see the county Hue question eliminated from the work or tho constitution, but the enabling act does not iicrmlt any other course. Thu districting commission has de cided thai each district should con tain about 1 1,000 people. That's about , the avurage population or the coun ties In Kansas. This has sot. the peo ple to wondering If It Is possible thnt constitutional districts might become countlos. Ther are nt present twenty nine recording districts and one of theso Is olghty miles long. Tho Thirteenth recording district Includes tho Seminole nation and a good big sllco oft of tho wost sldo of tho Creek nation. There aro two towns In the district. Wowokn anil Koldcuvlllc, and each wants to bo u county sent. Each town has taken a census of tho district. Wowoka wants a constitutional district to Include tho Seminole nation alone. This would leave Holdenvlllc out. Wowoka claims that tho Seminole nation has ovor 12, S00 people nnd Is largo enough to bu entitled to a separate district. Hol denvlllc claims to have a census which shows only 17,500 people In tho entire recording district and Insists that this Is too nenr the 11,000 mark to cut up n recording district. Similar town fights are In embryo all ovor tho territory. Census takers aro busy In a number of phicos whero It Is not being made public and as soon ns a town gets Its figures satis factorlly adjusted a delegation Is sont In to sco the districting commission. It Is really llkoly thnt the twenty nine towns which aro now places of record (practically county scats) will mnko n fight to havo tho present re cording districts mndo Into counties as they stnnd, but every town In tho ewltory which is not u placo of re cord will fight this. Unless county seut fights dovclop In Oklahoma delegates from thnt sldo may stnnd with tho recording towns and win out. BURNED STEAMER PASSENGERS. Sixty Were Rescued.Thls Morning and Sent to Winona, Minn. Ily Associated Pros. Wlnonn, Minn., July 12. Sixty pntt sougers of the steamer Quluoy, which ran ashore and buriiod Inst night, ar rived In (his city on a train early this morning and were taken to a hotel. Tho clork of tho steamor who Is In chargo of the party says tho steamer Is only partly destroyed by flamee mid Is half submorgod. A rnftlug stoamer rescued tho pnssotigorH at three o'clock this morning. A MURDERER SUICIDES. Confronted With... Murder , of Young Woman, Man Kills Himself. Hy Associated Press. , . Elroy, Wis., July 12. Conductor N. M. Iliggs, who was arrested In con nection with tho murder of Millie Elli son at Minneapolis, shot himself, dy ing Instantly, Rlgga when arrested nsked to bo taken to seo his wife In tho country. lib returned last night and talked with many friends. Short ly nftor midnight, Illggs asked per mission to go to his room at the hotel and whllo tho officer wus out-side, Iliggs shot hrmsolf In tho temple. Earthquake In New Mexico. Ily Associated Press. Silver City, N. M July 12. Earth quake shocks hero (it tlvo o'clock this morning nwakened tho people, but did no damage'. - WOULD FREE A DESPERADO GOV. FRANTZ TO BE ASKED TO PARDON FORMER OUTLAW. -ji win jonci, wno is serving a riny- Tear sentence, iook a principle Role In the Fight at Ingalls, Description of Battle. Ouihrlr. Ok.. July 11. (Sovornor Frnntr. will bo asked this week to r don Tom" Jones, nil "Arkansas Tom." whose rlsiht name Is Thomas Daughorty, mow serving m sentence or flfijr ers Ih the iienlteiitlnry. .lone Lva a member of the Dalton-Dnollii or outlaw who engaged In bat- lh deputy United States mar- fthftls in the town of Ingnll, Ok.. In the lull of ISt3, In which "Ufe" Ubnd loy, Dirk" Speed and Thotn Hous ton, di put y mnrwhuls, h cltlsen of Cunning, named Walker, mid a boy were killed, and several other persons Injured, .lone father I a minister nnd ll In Texas. Friend or .lone nnv thai he ha lHen nil .exemplary pijxiner Hinl tlmt he lis reformed. Tin-re will be opposition to the granting of a imrdnn to Jouos. Tho fight In which he was engaged wa tho most doMporate and sanguinary ovor fouKt't with outlaw In Oklaho ma. The officer did not know the whori'KlHMit of June, and It Is alleged that he wantonly killed one or more ot the officer without being In danger or under lire himself. J- Iugslls was a rendezvous of tho out laws who had heard that deputy mar shals would be there to attack them. They laid their plans und waited. The ; outlaws woro "lllll" Dalton, (Jeorgi: Xewcomh (ullns "Hitter Creek"), Charles Plerco (alias "Slaughter Kid"). "Dynnmlte Dick," Tom" Jonos mid "fllll" Doolln. Among tho depu tlos wero, John lllxon, "Lafo" Shndley, ."Dick" Speed, "Tom" Houston. "Iko' Steel, "Jim Mastersoii.hrother of "Hat" Mastcrson, ami "Doc" Roberts 1 no deputies entered town In a covered wagon, and opened flro on Nell Murray's saloon whero tho out Inws woro supposed to ho. Tho do pcradoos woro In a livery sttiblo whoro tholr horsos wero kont, Tho. outlaws promptly returned tho flro and the lighting- became general In tho streets and from behind buildings. Murray, the saloon keepor, was shot In tho. arm In his saloon. An old man, nnnieJ Hansom, who was In tho sa loon, was shot In ono leg. Wnlkor was killed as ho ran from tho saloon Into tho street. A boy was killed as he ran from tho rear of another sa loon. None of Uioiie persons were engaged In tho fight I Tho outlaws dually made a sally on ! their horsos f-om. ino tho llvory stable, some pmorglng from the front mid others from tho roar door. Dalton tii'iopod Into tho str. .! w . whit. I firse, and retiirnod the '"re ol the dp- .uin iimor.) ho tied. Ills horse was ,shot down nt long range and Dalton rolled Into tho grnss and was thought i to he killed. Mustursou drew down to mil Uu sure, whou his companion mild that (hero was no use wasting ammunition on n dead iiinii. When MHtersoii lowered his gun, Dalton, wh) was unliijiirml, rolled over the brow of thu hill, mounted behind one of i lie outlaw, who was immIuk, and esraped, as did all the others, oxcept Jones. "Hitter Creok" was wounded by a spout Winchester ball thnt had demolished thu magazine of his gun. The fight wus badly muuagod by the dt-putles, soveral of whom, It Is said, were Intoxicated. Whou tho olllcors counted nose? thei found that Shadloy.'llnu.MnirauH Speed woro dead. Shndley's hodyMdy at a spot whero ho could not have been hit by the outlaws In tho llvory stable, and his companions began tracing tho direction rrom which the bullet had come, Tho bullet had pas sed betweou two buildings nnd evi dently liad como from a frumo hotel across tho street. Whllo tho officers were searching, a woman told them that sho had seen puffs of smoke rise from tho roof or tho hotel. Tho offi cers surrounded tho building, hut wore told by tho landlady that none of the outlaw was Insldo. Tho woman, who had told tho officers of tho shooting, courageously walked upstairs nnd found Jones, nnd returned to tho offi cer and told them that tho other woman had lied to them. Tho officers prepared to blow up tho building, whoreup'on'tlio landlady "Offered to surrender Jones, If they would not kilt him. A moment latex Jones was under nrrost. .lone wa In bed when the firing began. Ho secured hi Winchester, but could not get the nunc without exposing himself at a window. He climbed onto a table, punched a hole lu Hip MhliiKle on the roof with hi c,un and opened lire. Perron famil iar with the tlRht declare oltlvely tbat .lone killed Shailley and, In all prolMiblllty, Hi wed. The light abounded In thrilling Inci dent. Matemtu wns in the street firing from behind h small black Jack tree not more than elRhl or tun Inch es In diameter. He ran mil ot ammu nition ami walked under heavy lire to the corered won. HIM hi tocket with cartridge Kurt returned to the ItmteHcl of stHndliiR behind It he sat down In front. Maying he would "take things easy." The tree wa won gashed with ballet thnt struck Miove .Mestefson' heed, sad twin nut HmlM fell orery-where uround him. Not a bullet hit lilm. A sheet urchin wns o Intensely In terested tu the light thnt he ntood neHr the officer much of the time, watch ing the effect of their broadside. The dny wn Intensely hot, nnd at Interval i woman, living In the town, carried water to the officer, though at every tep her life wu lu danger. CLOUDBURST AND LANDSLIDE. Washed Away Portion of Mexican City Ten Persons Killed, Hy Awtoclutod Proas. HI Pnso, Texas, July 12 A cloud hurst on July 10 at Oceumpo, Chihua hua, Mexico, accompanied by a laud slide, wnshod away n part of tho city. Ten person wero killed and tunny In jured. Col. W. C. Oteono's offico, Corsal Reduction Works, and office of the Wntterson Mining company wero de stroyed. No Americans woro killed. St. LOUIS FIRE. Records of Missouri Paeifie Railroad Deitroyed. Hy Associated Press. St. IjouIs, July 12. Flro early to day on tho thirteenth floor of the Missouri Pacific railroad building damaged valuable- records of tho rail road. Tho damage to records cannot bo estimated on a money basis, Tho damage to tho building was slight. Indians Entertain Convention. Hy Associated Press. Omaha, July 12. The International convention of tho Huptlst Young PcO' tiles' Union ot America opened this morning, twclvo hundred delegates wero prosont at tho first session. Mu sic wns rendered by a company ot Kiowa Indians from Oklahoma. THE BATTLP. OF THR BOYNE. Anniversary Commemorated In New "irk, Canada and Ireland. Now fork. July 12. (Speclul,) Tho b. idy riots of 1871 worn upro prlutuly commemorutod by tho Or angomoii of Now York today. No dis turbances havo heon reportud no far, and It Is believed that tho demonstra tion will pns off quietly. Toronto, Out., Juiy 12. (Spoclal,) The anniversary of thu battle of Hnyue wa celubratfl by the various Q i anno Rooletle or Ontario In tills city today. Street ainde and speech es woro the fonluros of the program. Ilelfast, Ireland, July 12. (Special.) Thu usiml Orangeman domoiistrntlo-i on tho anniversary or tho battlo or Iloyno Is lu proxros today. Much bit tor fooling Is manifested by tho nat ionalists, but so far no serious dis turbance hnve been reported by thu police. TULSA'S DARK SECTION. Submerged Under Two Feet of Water, Considerable Damage Done, Tulsa, I, T., July 11. Several thous and dollars damage was done by tho heavy rnln of yesterday nftornoon. The northeast part of tho city, known as "I.lttlo Africa," was under two feet or water several hours. Tho nea-llced flouring mill was forced to shut down at 4, o'clock that thu employes might bo put tu work balling water out ot tho engine room and lowor floors. A heavy fill on Elwood arenuo made at an ox penso or $500, was washed away. Rail roads suffered damago to their road beds and trains woro delayod. It Is sstlmntod that six Inches of rain full. A man alway has tito for a( lenst ono moro pair of suspenders. BIC FEE FOR ATTORNEY ROBERT L. OWEN OF MUSKOGEE TO GET $300,000. For Successful Argument of the Fa mous Cherokee Case Before the Supreme Court The 8outh Carolinian's Fee ..eld Up. Washington, July 11. An Injunction wn Issued today by Justice Wright of the District of Columbia supromo court restraining United Stntoe Trca. uror Trent rrom lwylng to former United Slate .Senator Marlon C. Ilur ler of South Carolina $7li.0!H), n portion or the fee allowed for prosecuting: null) awilnst the United Slate nnd oblnluliiK JiidguiPiit lu favor of tho Cherokee nation. Shelly nnd Martin, attorney sought tho Injunction to pre vent tho treasurer from paying over the attorney's fee for which nn ap propriation wns mailo on tho last day of emigre until such time nn their Interest In the fee should ho rccort nlned. Thl firm mndo thu original con tract with the Indian nnd nt that time former Senator Hutlor wn a member of It. Under the court order Issued today Treasurer Treat Is al lowed to pay to Robert I,. Owen, tho Indian lawyer who successfully argued the case In tho supromo court ot the United State, roe amounting to f 300, 000. A demurrer to tho bill or com plaint wns filed on behalf of thu treas urer nnd tho hearing will go over un til fall. Ilohort K Owen Is an attorney nt Muskogee, I. T. Thu Cherokee fee ensu has been In litigation for months. Russian dlnlsters Resign. Hy Associated Press. St. Petersburg, July 12. Tho fin anco minister, Kokovsorr, gives au thority for tho statement that tho res ignation ot tho enttro cabinet Is In tho hnnds of tho emperor. As far as can bo learned hi Mnjcaty Is not yet ready to chargo Uid constitutional democrats, with tho tas.i of formlngr tho ministry, nnd Is still seoklnK compromise Issue by forming a coali tion cabinet. Oram! Duko Nicholas, 'ommandcr of tho military districts at St. Peters burg has tundored his resignation, but his Majesty has declined to accept It MORE TURKI8H HORRORS. Troops Destroy Property, Assault Wo men and Act Like Wild Beast. Hy Associated Press. Tlllls, Trans Caucasus, July 12. Alarming now has been received hero of most horrlblo ravages made by Tur kish troops, across tho border In Tur kish Armenia. Tho city of Van Is nearly dor.troyed. Troops nro pulling down hous'os nnd assaulting women, ami nctlng generally l..o wild beast. DREYFUS VIDICATED. Restored to Rank In Army, as Though He Had Never Been Accused; Hy Associated Press. Paris, France, July 12. Tho su preme court today announced It de cision nnuullliiK tho condemnation of Droyfus, without retrial, effectlvo thl sosslon. This Is a coinploto vindica tion for Droyfus, entitling him to re storation to his rank lu the army, as though ho had novor been accused. Russian Admiral Dies. I.'y Associated Press. Sobastopol, July 12. Vlco Admiral Choukln, who wus shot yesterday, sup posedly by a sailor, died this morn ing, without having regained con sciousness. TRAIN WRECK IN INDIANA. Two Are Killed, One Fatally Hurt. Passenger Train Escaped. Dy Associated Press. St. Petersburg, Ind., July 12. A frlegt train on tho Southern railway was wrecked todny at Jackson Mine, west of hero. A fireman and brake man wero killed .Tho onglneer I fa tally' Ipjurcd, The swltc.i was spiked and the passenger train delayed, ami thus escaped being wrecked. Tho railroad company owns (ho coal mines, which paid tho advanced scale demanded by tho minors recently, and caused some rcsorctment lii some quarters'. " V