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Assistant Also Resigns; Lid Off in the Osage Lease Situation
x THE WEATHER REPORT l ORKCA.8T Oklshoms; Prlda) ami Baturdt) genenlly fair. ii i.sv. r.i, in Th tnum 1 1 1 r - Ifaxittum 49, lainUnusi 1 ; north irladi and dtar. :: xx xx xx xx xx EH :: st :t A "t? inn xL'j3 VT OTS it PROSPERITY TALK vol.. XI. NO. l 2 ti TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1916 T K N I'Ai! E S I" INCH FIVE CENTS Break With Wilson Ends in War Department Boss Resigning From Cabnle! i Failure of President and Garrison to Aree on the Preparedness Plans Officially Given as Cause. Bicycling Is Revived as a Midwinter Sport by Society People in the Eas1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. Secretarj Garrison resigned today because President Wilson would ni "irrevocably" sup-1 porl the continental army ilnn anil bectiuse he opposes the administration's program of Betting a definite time for Philippine independence, President Wilson acoepted the resignation and lias noi selected a successor. The president himself probably will take personal charge of the administration's national defense plans in congress. Assist ant Secretary Breckenridge also resigned as a mark of loyalty to 1 1 i - chief, whose views he Bhared. The president accepted his resignation. Both take effect immediately. Major General Scott, chief of staff of the army, automatically becomes secretary of war ad interim. It is known that one of Secretary Garrison's principal reasons for liis conviction that only a federal continental army instead of a reorganized national guard could be the main military depend ence l the nation was liis belief that sonic day the United States! may be called upon to defend the .Monroe doctrine and in that I event he foresaw the national guard might not be available lor use outside of the United states before a declaration of war. rollt univi ii on the 'resilient Surprise to Officials. nl ion on the one hand that t was tin- nation rsal service other that Wilson am no one iiian eoiil i secretary of (! I poll tile r ultimate!) tile posit congress company. Mr. Garrison Washington eral hours bi train with his department tl The acute differences of opinion whicl early in the year when opposition to th bogan developing in congress. There hai o the possibility of the secretary of war tin never were countenanced in official everywhere w as regarded as (ration upon whom the pres domestic and international, which oi for Uij guetiflc Plan, i he continental s onlv reliance irmy ami hi he enforced upon war part i'i official resi generally. lefore wile at In nation was a complete lie made no personal the official announcement for New York and word ha had (rone for an indefinite eu surprise to official explanation. Sev hc had boarded a I 1 0 passed at the stay. to the break began continental army plan been indefinite rumors aving the cabinet, hut larters, The secretary one of the strong men of the adminis dent leaned in the difficult situation. ive marked his administration, ADD ANOTHER GENT TO GROSS PRODUCING ACT STEAMSHIPS CRASH IN A HEAVY FOG I ,.x l, r,;s l UN, I K in liner Flm uilc in lie ilalvrslon I Stopped ami swung around tOWUI'ds lasl until I lie i ' ' lined, I in- r.imonle, i in u p i rum mi,- a large hole In hei utile Tii,- M or Kiin ship also was dumugod lul abo r i Iir m atei line Hoi ii slops iin i ip al I Ii' 'I il Clematis h is Bottled and In resting on : ii. botioiu. No "iir w ,i injured. into Votes in I iicrpuse h)V I Vl' ( rut I listt'tul of Three. to LANE SUGGESTS U.S. OWNERSHIP OF OIL LEASES SENATORS DEVOTE ALL DAY TO BILL Would rc the Refined Product for Fuel Pur poses for tlif Navy, .ivis. Fighting Desperately in Forestall ( 'auipbell Russell Plans. I Tlie circumstances which led no t, a-th, resignation are detailed In the secretary's correspondence with th' pn . sun hi which was made public to night by the White House. The presl I dent, the letters disclose, believes that ; the training;, organization and control ni i military reserve should be undei I immediate federal direction bul Is not "irrevocably or dogmatically com mitted in any one pmn. no knowledge has never con suggested that of settling this in ih Mr wrote Mr. ii; could nol force anj congress and added: "1 must welcome change of views and a thorough comparison ii el hods proposi d ror objects we all have in Mr. Garrison 1 1 si i n ifi t hat plan In n a i iank inter anil the the riy in ire ti.it I i he nu lle wrote ssly to lis-lie the patienl of all ibtalnlng view." contentions only the plans ol tne wai aepariment could be considered seemed to the V president "wholly unjustifiable." Mr. t Garrison considered "reliance upon ,1. I it n On iialinlial ilei c n so as im- justifiable ami imperilling lien's safety." in reslgnii the president: "II is e Idenl thai we hopeli ... in, .,11 Whal I COtlCelVO i undami ntal pi Inciplos." Opposed Clurkc Uncndiucnl If. i!irrl,nn r h Q PS C t e I' i.eil Clarke amendment to the Philippine till providing conditionally foi the i, pendence of the Islan In within rour years "an abandonment ol the duty ni this nation and a bn ach o trust tor the Filipinos." The president ,, piled it was his Judgment thai tne Clarke amendment was "unwise at this ttmo" bul added "II would clearly i., most Inadvisable for me to take tne position thai i must dlssenl from the iiclioii should both houses ol congress , , ncur in a bill embodying that BnHe aldBhe musi withhold Judgment IUIUI the final action was before bun in definite form. On January 12 Secretary Qarrleon the presolenl we .lie i.o ,im " juncture Willi respcri o, .... mihtaiv part or tl"' 111 " '. 7 " ,i.i i cciarcu in- i, o ik . . s ill. Munition i; f7 i.romiitiv and effectlvelj on ue in no reason. iu ani aci optable r suit. he Insisted thai there could be no substantial solution which did not re suit in national forces under the ex , lusive control and authority of the national government. Criticises Bay's Plans. Tin secretary severely crlMi Uwd the national guard plans ef Chairman tin) oi ice nuun iiiiiiiiii.i .vm,H..M,, I and said; . "in mi ludvmenl the effect of the enactment of Mr. Hay's program m w,,ul,l be In set back the whole cause I of legitimate, honest national defense I in an ontirelv unjust Ifiahle and im x- ) I cusable way. it would be In my Judg 1 men) a betrayal of a trust of the peo- pie in this regard, it would be u- lusoiv and apparenl without any I ''tl or snbstatu r." Mr. Garrison declared further that 1 m, rtay bad the power of dealing 1 r( si of the house h: and about which it cerned Itself" and Mr, Hay's proposals mallei' li M I1IIK m.ille to thr nil III- bers of the state troops appealed to the "direel personal, political inter est of i he members." following an interview between the president and Mr. Harrison on the army plain: ihe secretarj again wrote the president specially stating his po sition. The president informed him that Mr. Hay had told him a federal volunteer system could nol be ob tained and that the same end lould by Utilising Ihe stale making appropriations to si itei mi condition that m am ?" . . : , .. ::;iv;:! :'yX x: Hif:ibzort w Cihzt:y 'im government control the the dis- V rote i HI lea I leall With we ran In- expectation ox be achieved troops and pay lo the the federal militia. Diami ivjcalh i Ipposed Mr Garrison then replied tlnil continental army plan aksolulclv carded a military system based upon state troops ami that the two systems were diametrically oposed to each oilier and are irreconcilable. He ad ded that since Mr. Wilson's Word was final he did nol wish to cause any embarrassment and would withdraw if it would relieve the situation. The president wrote iu reply that he and the secretary agreed that the chief thins necessary for the army was "that we should have a trained citizen reserve and that the training. organisation and control of thai re serve should be under Immediate fed eral direction." He declined, how ever, to take an Irrevocable stand on the ground thai it would not be proper for him to say to a committee of con gress that it would have to take his plan or none, lie declared he did not believe members f the house dealing With military affairs were Ignorant of the military necessities of ihe nation, but had found them well Informed. He said he would welcome a frank interchange of views hut added "no one will expect nie to acquiesce ill any proposal thai I regard as inadequate or illusory." Should a bill be pre sented to him which he could not ac cept as accomplishing the essential thing BOUght, ho said it would be his This photograph of Mrs. Hamilton w. Carey ol New Fork was taken as she was preparing io take a breesy spin al Palm Beach, Pla. Membi i i I the sinari set at the popular winter resort lake daily rides between 'bps iu the sun. RADICAL ELECTION EVIDENCE AGAINST LAW IS INTRODUCED QOINN UNIMPORTANT OK I. A lb IMA CITY, F( ll I" Hv a i. iii ;i iii I I I he senati loni hi adopted a motion of Senator Camp bell tussell t send to a special com mittee has proposed constitutional amendment proposing a gross produo tlon oil tax wiih instructions to levj a tax of t per cent on the fair cash value of the gross production al the point of production, or at the well. The motion further carries with it Ihe provision thai Ihe state auditoi shall collect this tax, and thai I pel cent of the fair '-ash value of the pro duct shall bo Sent bark to the coun ties producing the oil, r mills of which shall i;o lo Ihe common schools of the C0UI1 and a mills shall so in the highway fund. The other 9 per rent goes to the state, the two-thirds of which shall im to the general rev enue fund, one-sixth to the common school fund of the state and be dis tributed as the other c mon school fund is distributed; one-sixth to go into ami be known as the "highway fund" and ho used on the roads of the siaie. n mi in storage at the beginning f the tax yeai shall be as sessed on an ad valorem basis. RllsSCll Sllree-llll The sen ile spent practically the en lire afternoon discussing this propo sition. The I per rent on t he value of the gross production is changed from '' per i ent yesterday, So far, Senator liURSCll lias been successful III his flghl for a higher rale of taxa tion. He fought hard for it. Senator Davidson ol Tulsa referred i 1 i he ai i ii ude of I he si nator from Warner as Socialistic and declared thai a constitutional umendmerfl was not Ihe way lo settle (he question. lb advised thai ihe legislature pass a gross production tax law ol nol more Hum L' per cenl ami declared the bill, as passed bj the house, was lair and equitable and thai ihe sen ate shonid pass thai bill, lb- held (Continued mi Page Ten.) COAL OPERATORS ARE MEDITATING WAGUNER TEACHER KILLS A STUDENT Sheriff Flees With Pris oner ami a Los! in Hogg Liiver lint loins. FEAR MOB VIOLENCE Another One Is Serionslj onnded in School Shoo! in,' Srape. COMMITTEE REPORT PROVES OF INTEREST ( 'harles Page Is Still Hold ing Upper I Land in the Proceedings, MAY END IN SCANDAL Resold! ion Ordered lieport nl to Extend Presen! I leases ( hie Year. Sierial to M I be World. son ol .1. ., Drney, an I 'harles ( W alls, H , e.lls old, Wat Is. a Wag r all in phew of I 'isi rlcl .1 udgi j V. alls was shOl and killed and i 'lark j .Mo.sS, .on o ,, ee V. I I. MOBS, ol Wagoner, was bad!) wounded al ihe Waffonei high school toda) in a i iavv i wiin .1 E. m, i ai mett, athletic coach ami instructoi in science, Mc t'Uimetl is under ainst hut with sin i im Robert Wagner is lost m the no i ii Wiit'oiier and Muskogee to made an ell, nl til after ihe shooting lynching, egurd io the killing ni ihe two boys I he lnr.li school I m ad Must Be Able to Read and Evidenci Write lonstitnl ion Be fore Yuii ( ';hi Vote. Yesterday ;i I teeidedly in Favor of I lefendaht. AIMED AT NEGROES. OPPOSED TO LIQUOR General Registration Act Patrolmen ;ii nnd ;i Constitutional Amendment Proposed. Were !autioned t" Per form Duty, ouutry i duly to veto it and un to th on the merits. The vn ws of ihe president and Mr, Harrison were reviewed in other let ters which culminated in the offering and acceptance of the secretary's resignation. Telephone Employes Strike ST. LOUIS, I'h. In. Three hun dred linemen, cable splu ers and help ers employed by ihe Klnloch Tele phone company here struck today to enforce then demands lor the res toration of wage schedule that al lowed them time and a half for tune consumed in rldiiiK mi street , ,,rs and trains to and from Jobs. Tcftnrnoh school iturim Beetle! to Th World. TBCUM8EH, "kin., Feb. 10. Fire believed lo be of Incendiary origin here lodav. list roved the high school with a loss of 140.Q0U. OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb, H. ESIectlon law legislation, the put pose for which the special session of I the Oklahoma legislature was called, following DulUti latlon of "grandfat her clause" In the election laws of the state by the United Stales supreme court, was Introduced In the legisla ture this afternoon Immediately after the Subject Was opened by the gov ernor In a message sent to both houses tins afternoon, Two measures were Introduced, one a general registration law and the other a constitutional amendment to be voted on by the people, which eon tains u literacy test. It is the Vir ginia law, and the principal features are: "No property qualifications shull aver be imposed as a requisite for registration or voting in the st:,te and (Continued on i'age Two.) Mmlcs to Fort siniili Siorit to rbi world, FORT SMITH. Ark.. Feb. 10. The Mutual, Universal and General Film companies have mace arrange ments to move their southwestern headquarters from Oklahoma City to Fort Smith, It become known today. The Mutual company has vlrtuuiu closed a deal for u four-story build ing In Ihe heart of tin. InibliKss district. COMMISSIONER Qutnn told the officers of the Tulsa police de partment iii regular meeting eaoh month that he wanted every man on the force to see to it that all the laws were enforced, especially those gov erning gambling ami the Illegal sale of liquor," declared Detective Lee Northart on the witness stand yester day, testifying iu the third day's tea sion of the trial of the accused of ficial. Northart told in detail of innumer able raids on gambling houses and Joints in which he had participated and of how the police had chopped Up the paraphernalia, Confiscated lii nor and arrested everybody found there. lie said Commissioner Qulnn rc- (Ccntlnued on Page Ten. K. I. i. An old Cheshire woman called to her lord and master: "Jabes! Will r coom t' t na baggin '.'" "I'agpin" In Cheshire means dinner. "What's use ,h canna folnd my old weskut." "Well, It'l warm enough. Thl can eyt wi'out th' old weekut "Nay; that Ah canna. Ah'vc left my false teeth I' t' pockets." 'Then tha'll ha' to starve. All gave that weskut to f ragman this morn lug." New Vurk Cilvbe. MOBILE, Al... Feb, m. Operators and organised mine workers of the western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois soli coal fields, in joint conference here to arrange a new wage scale, continued to feel one an other out today in the hope el' din ing the he.sl bargain thai can be Ob tained. The Important "mine run" demand was Voted down by the op. era tors and the demand for a 10 per i ent per Ion Increase in wages was taken up. This also will he rejected by the operators, who are unanimous in declaring thai th present condi tion of the coal market was not fa vorable for granting an increase in wages. John i' while, president of ihe United Mine Workers, replying to the no-prosperity argument, said that it was almost a physical Impossibility for the soft coal trade to he lagging behind in iin- maii'i ol prosperity when the remainder of Hie business of Ihe country is booming, because in dustry depends upon coal iii reply, th" operators asserted thai the only prosperit) observable was that of concerns filling wai or ders Mr. wiiue tlso asserted thai the mine owners i lo Mi 1. lie with ihe understanding thai the) would arrange a wage scale. ANOTHER BIG GAIN IN BANK CLEARINGS rill ITp 95.1 Per ('cm Hilling ihe ' - k I aiding e- tcrday Tulsa hank clearings took another bound durlni: the week ending yes terday, the report of w .. Brownlee, manager of the Tula Clearing House association showing an in crease of 15.1 per c ni, or about double that for a corresponding- per iod last year. Clearing! for the week totaled I,166,((E, while for a corres ponding period last year they were $1,170,701, Every report this year has pro duced flgUrM In excess of those of lust vear. an Indication Dial the vear till will untke bunking Jniuij here. the Walls ' ' Th li 'Lo i ii W ag. spirit the prisonei io the baaemunl ol punishment and I In ihe basemen! in and that in the m struck young Watt entered Moss' lie.,, I. Died H l ab r. A tin i I . , i puny him went down himself. The i, ucher in ed two shot p Into him and McDarmett surrendered, asking that officers telephone ids young wife, who has a nOWly born child, to raise funds to make defense, He admitted that the revolver used is his but declared il had been stolen from his overcoat pockel Wednesday night. tear Mob iolCIICC, Fearing mob violence Sheriff Wag ner put the prisoner in a buggy and si, , tied out to reach Muskogee. Sher iff John Barger of Muskogee mounted a horse to ride north to Intercept Wag. ner ami prevail upon him to take Ihe prisoner lo some other place than here, also fearing mob violence Shortly after Wagnei shi mi's of Wagoner Wagoner lo overtuk. render any asslstanci two deputies encountered Sheriff Bar ger at Hex. mldwa) between Wagoner and Muskogee, but m il her had found any trace of Wagner and McDarmott. This Situation gave rise to excited rumors thai the prisoner had been lynched but the nonappearance of thl Wagoner sheriff does not b ud cred ence in this theory, it Is believed that Wagner and McDarmott are either in hiding watting for nightfall or have blanched off and taken the nail ior Tahlequah or have grie to Porter where they will wait for a Main into Tulsa. Th'1 affray al Wagoner is (aid to bl the culmination of a row- between the School hoard there and an element of the city Which Uas objected lo the employment of a woman principal for the high school. MoDarmott is a young man about 24 years "id. 11, Is said to be a good instructor but io have aroused tin enmity ui some of the pupils, Food Mots Mopped PARIS, Feb. 10. A Havns dispati h from l.isi oti says disturbances caused hv foed riots ot j.i ii u.i i tl and have been ended by Ih, larro Quantil j arms. ( Bj JOHN W FLENNI2H i WSlllNJTOX, , b in I he lid is aboiii p. in blown eutlreli oil' on ihe usage oil gnd gas releasing controvert!) wild the rvauli thai Iin urination touighl is a son of cross be tween a riot anil a panic. lie onlv smiling man Is Charles Page of Tulsa win, is prac'tieall) assured securing a his' of our hundred thousand Here of gas tcriitorj contiguous to Sand Springs, upon a ilircc-ceiii royaltj bais. I lr V I'll il ,litr it I - III ll,i- .'..ill,'.., , . . came thick ami fast iocluy, ami to. night iin- whole linage question, cspc chilli in reference to the releasing ol Hie Foster blanket lease oil acreage, i- np in the air with m, lieu s Dial something akin to a national scandal nut) be ain d on tlie floor oi the Hen ate, n explosion of some Mirl i- c- I peeled tomorrow over tlie question as ltd what Hie -en, He Indian committee did or did nol ,1,, lodav when il ordered Senator Owen to report a res olution extending I lie developed Usage mi leases for our your upon a one-flftli i ova ii. v basis, i hr join) resolution which Senator Owen wa- ordered lo report, accord ing io ihr clerk of ih. senate Indian committee, b material!) different from the one thai Senator Owen an. UI eel tonlglll he would report lo the -i naic tomorrow, - a result members of ihe committee have ap pealed io ( 1 1 ; 1 1 iii in -liui -i tonlglll I,, call ihe committee together Fiida) to reconsider its action taken today, Hold Vniitlier ear. I he resolution, which the cleric to the committee Hays wa- ordered re ported, provides nun "Uic secretary of I lie Interior be, ami he i hereby, requested to refrain from making an) disposition of such quarter section nun- of and of tin Osage reservation in the -taic oi Oklahoma, as have been developed in operators under leases or subleases, for a period of one year, or until furtlier action b) con. gres-, ami tlial said lands covered bj said leases or subleases, for such period of one year, ma) continue io be opcralcd h) -aid lessees or sublessees who arc now operating Hie -ainc. pro vided thai a roynlt) or , .fifth of the oi produced llierefrom -hall be paid into Ihr treasury ol Ihr I lilted Slalrs lo ihe credit of ih. Usage nation." left I wo d( p'U v county also left the sheriff and necessary. The :'!i and I' i'.ure ot -i if bombs ami oncealed riginal inc iir w ni KcKirt. The ' I a I'll re. Ira II of Ihe 'ho'i i es, Minion, vviinn Menaloi (iw-n declared tonight he would report "tit - i (Continued on Pace Two ) NEW BUILDINGS IN SAND SPRINGS PARK Charles Fag, Orders Inhnals to He -loi k ihe Zoo lie I a- Destroyed, Incidental to the absolute destruo tlon of the Sand Springs m by firi last we. k, it wis announced tha .vork would he started Immediate!) oi i mUCh larger and modern Zoo Thl lancing pavilion will be replaced with i more desirable structure, Charles Page, owner ol Ihe park is n Washing! a al the present time, inn upon receiving word of the fin Immi dlati ly Is ami ordci t. r art hi. tecta to draw plana for new buildlnga tie also ordered several animals frmr i New York firm to begin a new col lection for the 100, The pavilion will he put up neai the Intei i line and will be fire proof Concn winter quarters tot the animals will lx built on the for mer slti of the pavilion il yards wil be constructed nboul foi display n seu.sonubi" weather,.