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Tulsa Daily ! J "The Wants of the World Fill the Wants of the World" "lie Cent a Word u Week. Chickens, Turkeys and Young Vegetables hTadquTrtirs TalcphoMMa 3M LB. TCLSA. INDIAN TERRITORY, Tl KSDAY. APRIL IT. l!on. VOL. I. NU. 174 FIVE CRNTB PER OOTT. The World Press Is Where You Can Get the Kind of Job Work Which Suits We Have New Type-New Presses-New Stock WOR POND M I B DRAINED Nil HOT DISCUSSION L.ST NIGHT " AT COUNCIL MEETING. SOME NEW APPOINTMENTS A Great Deal of Routine Business Transacted and Some Important Rulings Made. A lively discussion took place at the city council meeting last night, s lively, in fact, that it grew rather heated at times, between Councilmen Hawley and Rumley, on one side, and Attorney L. J. Martin on the other. The controversy arose over the drain ing of a pond at Denver avenue and the Frisco right of way, and was pre cipitated by the reading of a petition, signed by 198 property owners in the neighborhood and on the north side, who asked the council for relief in the matter The subject was previously, discus d by the old city council, and the last time itwns being considered Mr. Martin made a strong plea in behalf of the Tulsa Ice & Cold Storage com pany, who wanted to keep the pond. At that time a committee was appoint ed to visit the scene and report the sanitary conditions existing there. The report must have been favorable, for no action wast taken towards draining it. When the city recorder read the pe tition last night, the original agree ment was called for, and read also. Then Ilawley immediately arose and said that the parties of the agreement bad violated it by not complying with its requirements, and moved that the pond be drained within one week. Rumley, in a strong speech, second ed the motion. Randolph asked that the conditions be explained, as he was ignorant of them. Rumley retorted that the conditions had not been observed, and the peo ple demanded relief. L J. Martin implored the council not to ad hastily in the matter, and said that the pond had been exam ined by the hist council and by the board of health who had decided that it was not unsanitary. The water was good, there was no question about that. The pond was eighteen feet deep and big fish lived in it, evidenc ing its quality. If it were at all un sanitary ,he would insist upon its drainage. The people on the north side were not shut oft by it other streets were open, and there was al ways a doubt of the Frisco granting right of way there. The Ice company, if driven to it, could run the water further down on their own laud, but it would cost them something. Unless there is soma valid reason, don't gen tlemen, jump on everything good that e.imes to the town. These parties are spending $100,000 and will spend nn other .$100,000. The opposition to them is nothing but spite work, and I don't care who bears me say it. , Hawley said lie was nobody's tool. He was an honest man and chairman of the sanitary committee. The pond is unsanitary, and they want to make ice out of the water and sell it to us, and I don't care who hears me say it. I Ml not allow the public to be imposed upon. Martin Have you examined the pond, Mr. Ilawley f It is not surface water, and nothing conies near it of an unsanitary nature. If it is proved so the parties will only be too eager to remove it. ' Attorney E. F, Tucker said that Mr. Ilawley had expressed the ideas of every sane man. Only , one persm, the corporation, asks to retain it many people want to get rid of It. Shall we allow it to remain f He did not think any argument was needed. Randolph thought it ought to be brought before the street and alley committee, as there was nothing in the petition referring to its unsani- tariness. He thought the board of health ought to pass upon it and the council be guided by its report. Rumley insisted that the contract had already been annulled by the ori ginal grantees. 198 people have ask ed that it be drained and it should be drained at once. The mayor, whil willing to go on record on every proposition submitted during the year, would like more time tii inquire into the matter. We do not want to place ourselves in an attitude antagonistic to any one, and the weather is not warm enough yet for the pond to hurt anyhow. Yeager thought it best to ad on the question at once, Last year the mos quitoes from the pond nearly ate the people on the north side up. Ilawley-pressed for a vote n his motion, and the question was finally put, resulting in a victory for the friends of immediate drainage. Yeas Ilawley, Rumley, Hatch, Yeager; Nnes Randolph, lielt Cupp; Mathew sun absent. The rest of the proceedings were comparatively tame. R. A. Trees was swiiiu in as treasurer by the mayor. Randolph reported for the 'commit tee on light Mid water that payment of the bill of the Water Woiks com pany against the city be deferred un til the end of the quarter. Rumley nslied what the custom was, and did not feel like making a change now. Randolph said that the city had been paying in advance, but it was a business proposition, and economy de manded their not being so. Hawley asked if there was money to pay it with, and nobody being able t j inform him, the matter was left over until next meeting. Randolph reported favorably on a draft from the street car company of Continued on Pag 5. CITIZEN ENDORSED By a World Reader in Par Off City of Chicago. Editor Tulsa World: I have just received a copy of your paper of the Gth, in which I note an article relative to the new proposed boiler factory in your city. I do not know much, about boiler making, but I do know Mr. L. K. Cone, whose name I see connected with the enter prise, and I nm prompted by that fact to xe the project a hearty word. Mr. Cone is quite well known here in Chicago, where he was for years chief traveling auditor for the Chicago & Rock Island railway, and previous to that was senior traveling auditor for the IUirlington, Cedar Rapids & Nor thern Vailway, with headquarters at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Cone possesses sterling honesty, peresevernnce and indomitable energy. I feel certain that with him in the management of such an enterprise there is bound to be success, based on a square deal. I nm not at all concerned in this project, either financially or otherwise, but the opportunity to pay Mr. Cone a deserved compliment, which I deem also to be a compliment to your very enterprising and wide awake city, is open and compels me to embrace it. I Lave had unusual opportunities to observe many of the grow ing towns of the West and Southwest, perhaps more than most individuals, and I want to say without a word or flat tery, but with the strictest truth, that I, know of no oher town, great or small, that has the prospects before it that Tulsa has. I consider its future remarkably "bright. Your citizens seem to have an enterprise and energy that is surprising even to the citizens of this city of push, hustle, go in and win. I have been so impressed with this that I am trying to arrange my affairs to make some substantial in vestments in Tulsa. Respectfully, A CHICAGO WORLD READER. CONVENTION IN ST. LOUIS St.- Louis, April 17.--The Conven tion of Commercial Clubs and editors of the Southwest under the auspices of the Business McVs League of Mis souri, began yesterday. , Governors Hock, of Kansas; Kibbey, of Ari zona; Davis, of Arkansas; 11 age r man, of New Mexico, are guests of honor. Governor Frantz, of Okla homa, was unable to come. Some five hmidred are in attendance. The object of the convention is to attract attention to the Southwest as one of the best sections in America. THE CITY BEAUTIFUL. Every citizen of this city should join an improvemtnt association and join with his neighbors in making Tul sa the most beautiful city on the prai ries. If there be no such association in your section of the city, call togeth er a few neighbors and form one. Tnno mm iiicaounoio F1NA L REPORT UTTERLY DISPROVES ALL PRE- j INVESTIGATION, RIGID AND SE ELECTION STATEMENTS VLRE, IS GOING ON. MONEY IN THE FUNDS In Only the General Fund is Thero a Shortage, and This Is Not Enough to "Kill The City." The following is the retiring city treasurer's report for the year, and in making it George Mowbray re quests that it be audited at once, and he be relieved of all duties and res pi nsibilities as soon as possible. Tulsa citizens in reading it will learn how very far from the truth the Democrats were in their pre-election statements. They secured votes from Republicans and Democrats alike simply by misrepresenting the facts in the case and by deliberate and un founded charges and inuendo against the last city council, the retiring troa surer, and everybody else they could include in their category of abuse. Figures do not lie, and here they are: Balance carried forward from Third quarter $19,719.18 Receipts from all sources for Fourth quarter 46,700.00 Total $06,410,124 Expenditures from all funds Fourth quarter 53,888.4.1 Balance in treasury $12,580.81 Receipts for year commencing April J4, '05 and ending April 10, '(Hi 155,709.83 Expenses for same year 14.1,189.02 Ralance in treasury $12,580.81 This balance is divided among tin different funds as follows: General fund $ 808.00 School fund 4.834.8,') School building fund ' 35.04 Contingent fund 1.372.03 Electric light fund 1,155.08 Interest fliu sinking school bond funds 2,200.87 Interest sinking sewer fund 2,107.44 Total . .$12,580.81 There are outstanding warrants against the general fund to the am ount of '.$3,970.03, from which take $'(i8, and a balance against the fund is left of $3,102.03. All of the other funds are in good shape. What becomes of the statements of the Democrat and those the Democrat was supporting, in the face of the above report, nnd where is the great debt Tulsa was staggering under, ow ing to the mismanagement of a Re publican council f BY WAY OF TULSA. Railroad Through Indian Territory to Denison, Texas. Kansas City, April 14. The Times says: It is reported on good authority that E. II. Harriman is to build a road from Kansas City through In dian Territory to Denison, Texas. Strained relations between the Har riman and the Yoakum. Rock Island Frisco interests are said to be the chief reasons for the Harriman move. The Harriman interests resent the ac tivities of the Yoakum group' in build ing new lines in Southern Facific ter ritory. Stuart RKnott, former president of the Kansas City Southern railway, who is said to represent the Harriman interests in the present project, de clined today to discuss tho matter. HIAWATHA REBEKAHS, NO. 103. The Hiawatha Rebekahs, No. 103, will meet on Friday evening next, in Fraternal hall for the transaction of regular business. Visiting members are cordially invited, and f final ar rangements will be perfected for the big dinner on the 20th of this month. REAL ESTATE DEAL. A bouse and lot in the Ferryman addition were sold yeBterdny by the Buel-Rodolf Investment Co., to Mr. William Guthrie. Consideration, fl,-000. 'II! NUMEROUS INDICTMENTS ! T. ,1 , T ...! A e.., T: i ; Advice to Jury rund for Slay of Negro. Springfield, Mii April 17.-- Leslie Peters the white hoy who slut and killed Ralph Hums, a negro, last nijjit. when the hitter and a ncrrn ci iiipanioiiv attai ked Peteis and his sweetheait, is vciy popular bote to day. If any charge is preferred against Peters it will be a mere formality. (Juiet reigned again this morning, but Sheriff Horner said hp would not bsJ surprised if the mobs invaded the ne gro settlements after dark t ui. ht. No militia ate stationed there. C, A. Waterhouse is foreman of the giand jury thut-is investigating the lynchings. The Reverend Har low, who denounced the mob from his pulpit, is also a member. The oth ers are merchants ami farmers. Ad dressing the jury today .Judge Lincoln said: "All peismis, their aiders and ul.ettois, engaged in this shameful outrage, are in the eyes of the law guilty of first degree murder. You are expected to do your duty without fear or fav r. Let the lash fall where it will, the path of safety lies in the rnqst rigorous investigation. That night's scene turned backward the hands on the dial of our progress." The judge told the jury to indict negroes also if they found occasion. Rumors are in circulation that the pnsceutkig officials have named a hundred participants in the lynching. If all these are indicted thj jail will be tilled to overflowing, as the offense is not bailable. Assistant Attorney General Ken nish has arrived for the prosecutions. Three more arrests were made today. Emmett Kinney, a tailor, whose fath er was killed by negroes last Christ mas; Fred Shrokey, a carpenter; nnd Harry Carson, a laborer. Hond is be ing' arranged for each. The business men have started a project to raise a fund of honor for Leslie Peters. One of the promoters said he expected it would reach a thousand dollars before nighi. That Peters saved his sweetheart from a horrible fate at the hands of negro brutes is the ecticral opinion. Not a negro appeared on the streets toda.Vy unless accompanied by some well known white man. The killing of Ralph Hums has materially in creased the incendiary sentiment, and there is much talk about .a torch light procession through the negro settle ments tonight. BASE BALL. Miners Win again from Oilers Score 8 to 4. The game in Joplin yesterday was equally as good as the one played Sunday, altho not witnessed by so large a crowd. The Miners made 8 runs, C bits and 3 errors to the Oilers "4 runs, 5 hits nnd 7 errors. Hatteries for Joplin Wilkinson and Yandcrhill; for Tulsa Harlan and Hiberling. The batteries for the return game to be played in Tulsa tomorrow are: For Joplin Smith and Hiberling; for Tulsa, Vanderhill and Morris. The game this evening in the zinc ami lead city is looked forward to with a great deal of interest, and while it is not expected the Oilers can win, yet their form in the last two games was so good that the unexpect ed may happen and would not sur prise anyone. "Sliafft has a good team and a fast one," is the general opinion. MOUNDS HAS GAS. A big gas well was brought in on the Eek Brook land, two miles north east of Mounds, last night. The flow of gas was unexpected, and burled one of the drillers out of the derrick anil against a brilcr standing near, seriously injuring him. There was a torch burning in the derrick, and SPKINGHELD LYIIIGS ' this set tii,- gas well on fire. The Ihuiie . sin t t lie bunded feel above the der- i.i k. which was quickly consumed. An effort was immediately made to ' !c"p li e well, but it was unsuccessful. j This i the liist uas well tlint lias j ecu bio light in in this section, where ;i new nil Held has just been brought in. ' THE SMALL GRAFTER. Muskogee, I. T., April 17.- If re pot ts be true, an epidemic of graft has struck Indian Territory. The lat est coiiie from Wetuiuka and was re. ported he, (i today. I'his report is that a man named HiUler has been among the Indians in the western part if the Creek country representing that he could get placed on the rolls for alhtiiunt Indians who hail been el'used by the ei mniission. He made oatis to meet them at certain towns, Wcliiiukn being one of them. Many Indians mine, lie charged them .$4 notary fee and they .signed small iiotvs to be paid when they were plac ed i u the roll. It is said that these mi tes were immediately collected. The Dawes cemmissiMi will investigate the extent of the graft. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Ardniore, I. T April 17. James E. Martin and two sons were lodged in the federal jail last night, having been ci mmitted by United States Commissioner Pfeiffer. Martin and sons, it is alleged, killed two men named Mullins and Dean, cattlemen living near Paul's Valley. The trou ble originated over n fenej. The Martins allege self defense. Two other men named Henderson and Meeks were also wounded in the fight. Martin is a cattleman living near Paul's Valley. MORE OIL DISCOVERED. Gwendale, I. T., April 17. Oil has been discovered on the Cornatzer place, five miles southwest of Vinita. and quite a lot of land has been leas ed by certain parties, who expect to develop the same if congress, grafters nnd othw untoward circumstances do not hinder. STATEHOOD BILL UP AGAIN. Conferees Standing Out for Original Hamilton Bill. World Washington Hureau. Washington, April 17. With the return of Senator Heveridge, Con gressman Prick and others, arrange ments will be made for meeting the conferees on the statehood bill. The house conferees seem disposed to stand out for Hamilton bill as originally passed. JUDGE JENNINGS LEAVES. Judge Samp Jennings has accepted a position with the Missouri Pacific as claim agent, and will leave Sapul pa. Mr. Jennings is to have his head quarters at Little Rock, and his fam ily will move there in the near fu ture. Mr. .Tcnning's Tulsa f fiends are pleased to see him the recipient of a good position. A NEW OTL COMPANY IN TULSA. The Mid-Continent Oil company, a company financed by the Douglas Lacy company of New York, has be gun development two and a half miles west of Tulsa. They will begin drill ing in Monday. John Dellart, who will manage the property at this place, was in the city yesterday and made all necessary arrangements. TULSA ARCHITECT LANDS. I,ee Matthews, the architect, came up from Tulsa with the plans for the new Masonic building, which were aj proved by the building committee, and arrangements will be made to commence as soon as jwissible. Paw li u.sk a Capital. BORN A BOY. A fine boy baby was born to-Mr. and Mrs. Q. E. Kurkhart of Los An irclcs, California, on Saturday even ing last. Mrs. Hurkhart is a daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gilniore, of 418 Guthrie avenue, and is now visit ing with her parents. Mother and babe are doing well. A. H. Prince and wife of Stillwater, Oklahoma, are visiting with Mr Prince's stepfather, William Querry, of this city. THE UN D EIG CROWD OF INDIANIANS MET LAST NIGHT. OFFICERS WERE NAMED Arranged for a Picnic at Pole Cat Creek near Jenks on Thursday, April 2Gth, Next. A second meeting of Indians people now residing in Tulsa was held in the Commercial Club rooms lasl night. The attendance was large ami enthu siastic. Alter being called to order by act ing president Dr. C. O. Mood, the meeting proceeded to the prime pur pose of the call, that of effecting a permanent organization. This was done by the selection of the following ollicers: President, L. B. Pence; vice president, Mrs. J. If. Johnson ; secretary, Wilbur W, Neal; treasurer', Dr. C, (). Hood. O. P. Manck, C. L. Fleshman nnd Dr. Ilendershot were appointed a com mittee to draft a constitution nnd by laws, and when completed a perman ent roll of membership will be opened, ami all Hoosiers living in or in the vicinity of Tulsa, invited to become members of what hereafter will be known as the Iloosier Club of Tulsa. When the more sedate business had been accomplished the meeting took up the subject of the great picnic. A vote taken resulted in making the first picnic strictly a I lousier affair in order that all former Indianians can have this opportunity'of becom ing acquainted'. After considerable discussion, Thursday, April 20, was selected as the date. On hearing the report of the . committee on grounds, Polecat ccerk, near Jeuks, was selected as the place for bidding the picnic. The Midland Valley railway has agreed to give u round trip rate of fifty cents to Jeuks, and run trains down and back on such time as is sure to be satisfactory to all. Further, J. E. Hopkins, whose grounds will be util ized, agrees to sink a well and to take all people to the picnic grounds not desiring to walk. The outing com mittee previously appointed was re tained with instructions to select the exact site for the picnic and arrange for putting the grounds in good shape. Messrs.Reardon and Probst were ap iliiutcd a concession) committee tit whom such matters are referred. Every Hoosicr in Tulsa is most cor dially invited to participate in the picnic nnd become allied with the club. There should be several hun dred fellow statesmen of James Whitcotnb Riley out at Jenks on April 20. Remember the date. At 0:30 the club adjourned to meet next Monday night, the place of meet ing to be announced in both papers. CANTON, TULSA, NO. 5. Organized Wednesday Night With Full Corps of Officers. Canton, Tulsa, No. 5, a unifo'iu degree of the I. O. O. F. was organ ized Wedtiesday night by Major A. Ilaigbt, acting department com mander. Twenty-two members were en rolled as a commencement in this or ganization, which is expected to in crease rapidly and grow into great strength. The following officers were ap pointed: George WT. Mowbray. Sen ior, Commandant; O. F. Mauck.Lieu tenant; A. J. Show, Ensign; II. C. Miller, Clerk; Geo. F. Hull, Account ant. A GREAT FISHERMAN. Manager Jewell, of the Robins', n, went fishing in a wagon bed on Main street this morning and caught a 75 pound Mississippi catfish. He used a silver hook. The fish was the lurgest one of a haul of 40 pulled out of Hird Cretk last night by H. M. ljunbertson, of Catoosa, and has probably caused more acute attacks of spring fever, of the want-to-go-fishin' " type than any old "yaller" cat that ever came to Tulsa.