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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 HUB NOW EXPOSES RYAN RYAN ACCUSED OF USING SUR PLUS Of WASHINGTON LIFE. STARTLING DISCLOSURE 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 says: '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 required to." 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 speculation. WILL FIGHT MURPHY, 6F MISSOURI, GETS BUSY IN CONGRESS. DEMANDS PROHIBITION Will Fight for a Prohibitory Clause Until President Signs the Bill. 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. He said: "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 new state." 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. ' , CONTRACT LET. 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 once. 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 streets. THE BREWERIES LANKY BOB GOES DOWN IN DEFEAT 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 Old Form. 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 in." 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 ous punch. 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. on View. 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 First street. 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. Rathb'one Sisters. 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 occasion. Masonic Banquet. 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 lLMcBirney. 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. DEATH VALLEY SCOTTY TURNS UP MISSING HERO OF THE SANTA FE'S PHENOMENAL RUN. 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 to himself. 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 in Tulsa. 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 employed. 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 New Year. 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 ent piano. 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 ti entirely." 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 WORK HOUSE 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 that society. The authorities have decided on a rigid investigation. ' TWO POWERS ARE AT PEACE. Japan and China Adopt Two Treaties One Secret. 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 reaching consequences. 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 Suicide. 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 ed insanity. 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.