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THE MORNING OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER IMfUD VOL. XIV, NO. 23G TULSA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 15)20 18 PACjES. PRICE 5 CENTS. KILL 12 IN WEST VIRGINIA MINE CLASH si in III ) PRICE REDUCTION SWEEPS COUNTRY Cities in All Sections i Announce Cuts in Wearing Apparel. BANKERS JOIN EFFORT Campaign Carried on in New York for Deflation of Credits and Prices. MANY CAUSES ARE ASSIGNED Backward Season, Liquidation of Stocks and Break in Eastern Market, Blamed. ' CHICAGO. Slay 19. The wave of price cutting In wearing nppnrol continued today to sweep the coun try, merchants In innny cities ami towns announcing reductions in "men's nntl women's clothing, shoes, hats nnd other articles. ' While some merchants said Uic reduction could not bo maintained after present stocks wero exhausted, ohers dcclafcd the prlco cuts were the logical outcome of breaks In the eastern market, u backward season and largo stocks on hand. Owners of department stores In cores of eitlco and towns today an nounced prlco reductions n mens and women's apparel, ranging from -0 to 60 per cent, while In some places shoes and other articles were Bold at reduced prices. Credit will bo helped through tho reduction of Indebtedness resulting from tho disposal of mctchanaie In prlco cutting sales, a financial au thority said toqlght. "According to reports from many parts ot tho country, merchants arc offering Inducements to buyers, in dicating that they aro trying to ro duco inventories and Indebtedness. They probably reached tho conclu sion that the time had como to ro duce stocky Whether all tho mer chants arc making tho reductions they advertise cannot bo told. "What tho future holds Is doubt ful. It Is possible tho merchants are pUnnlng to carry smaller slocks In tho future, becauso of unsettled con. dltlons." . , Hanking Interests In New Vork also extended thejr campaign of de flation of credits and high commod ity prices today, carrying out their pledge to thn federal reservo board. Prcssuro exerted by bunks In the wholesale dry goods and general merchandise districts was said to bo responsible for tho wave of price cutting In retail trade. Hanks were reponcu to navn no tified Importers and dealers In luxurious articles of apparel and manufacturers of so-called nones sentials that only moderate financial accommodation could bo expected now, The price cutn largely woro enn flned to wearing apparel, but a spread of the movement to other lines was Indicated by tho action of Omaha dentists In reducing the -mice of dental work. A newspaper advertisement by a Newark clothing concern loday de nounced price cutting as an "eco nomic mistake" asserting that "it Is economically unsound to sell mcr chandUo for a prlco which Is leH than wo can buy It from tho makers anywhere. What tho world needs la greater production, not tho dras tic sacrifice of rotall prices." Sev eral .Milwaukee merchants charac terized tho 'movement as a "circus stunt." In S!. Paul, the largest wholesale, millinery concern In the northwest announced It would open Its doors to retail trade and dispose of a $1,300, 000 stock ut prices 60 per rent below prevailing retail prices. One Urge men's store, operating stores In several- cities, nnnounced a general re ducton In prices of 15 portent. Price" reductions tanging from 16 lo 60 por cent wero advertised by a number of Boston retail store. CONTINUIU) ll.V I'AUB TWO .REFUSE STRIKE PLEA Hallway Witgo Hoard Hofuoos to Hrnr firtinuu nntl Strikers Hear Only "Aiitliorl7Pl" Cnttcs. CHICAnO, May 19. Declaring that It would not undertake to hear any disputes or controversies except those which It was authorized to hear by law, the United States rail way labor board today refused to consider a petition for a hearing pre sented by John Orunau, president of the Chicago Yardmen's association, II. B. nodding, president of tho I'nlted Englncmen'a association, and officero of sixteen striking railroad unions. Tho petition stated that no wnce scalo would bo considered sat isfactory "which does not.provlde tho necessary macninery lor an men ami women away from tho service to bo Returned to their former positions without prejudice and with their ffnlorlty." "The transportation act of 1920, by which this hoard was created, and unoer whlrh It arts, expressly named antl described the rlasecs of appli cants entitled to be heard and what hearing," a ruling handed down by I Judge R si, Darton, chatrman of, the board said. Wire Flashes kout nnnnR. m it.--a rnoiu Hon Wfrfalna th summit uf labor In ileftat I H-natrr l ummlm wan unanimously adoptl by the convention of low Krdrratlon of i.auor ncr lonay TVAfillfWflrM 1 . ll.n.,KtlMn I ,Mi"r" n ,he hu, ''i-,ioaay t c lacnaia ip a, aupsiumo lor inr nouso rrio I lutlnn anil ,l-el.l.t tentatively la call It Up r'rMay lor final action. WASIIINUTON, May !.- !raldnt Wll son tottay algntil the army and navy bill, providing: for a temporary adjustment ef pay acaita for officer and enlisted men pending pefmantnt liitlalatlon on the ault ject at- a. later date. WAH1UNOTOM, May IP. Oeneral March, chief of Half, will aall June 1 for a tour ot Inspection nf the American army nf occupation In Oermany yecre. tary of War llaker announced thla after noon. 1 1 NARIIVII.M, Tenn.. May 19 Tlte Ten. neaaeo league of women volera today adopted a recommendation for federal reg ulation of marriage, and divorce, filing the marriage age ot women at 18 and of men at 21. TVATISAW, May . The holehevlkl have launched an attack on the northern front between the river Dvlna and llorlsolf and the I'olea have been compelled to aur render irround In the face of auperlnr forces, says an official communication la aued today. - DBS MOINEH. Iowa. May J Election of white blahopn for the Methndlat Kplaco pal church waa completed today by the general conference. l)r. C. I.. Mend nf Denver waa choeen on the ninth, ballot Dra K. T. Keeny, Syracuse, N. v., and II. I.eMer Smith, Detroit, were elected blshopa on the ballot taken late yeater day. ' I'AlltR May 1J Another marked derllne In foreign currency occurred In the I'.irls market thla morning. The pound atrrllng opened -at 4i franra and the American dol lar nt 12 franca, SO centime. Yeaterday'a rloalng quotations were 63 franca for the pound and 11 franca, 74 rentlmee for the dollar. LONDON, M.y 1. Uolahevlk forcea landed from 12 ahlpa pear 1'niHl In Irl. In the Caaplan tea. yesterday, 'It waa learned here today. The officer In charge of I'nisll waa compelled to Accept the bolahevlk rm owlnc to the auperlor lty of the bolahevlkl and the aame night the llrltlah evacuated I'nzttl. WASHINGTON. May U. The aenate to. day paaaed the leglelatlve. executive and Judicial appropriation bill with the pro vlilon regarding puhllo printing that led the president to veto It. ntrlcken from It. The house paas-.l the meaaure without the provision yesterday. The bill vrllt no be ent back to the president for his ap proval. THE WEATHER TUX8A. Okla., May 19. Maximum, 15s minimum, 3; south winds; clear. OKLAHOMA. Thursday and Friday gen erallyfalr. LOUISIANA: Thursday and Friday gen erally) fair, not ntuch change In tempera ture. AltKANBAft. KAST AND WI'ST TF.XAS; Thursday and Friday generally fair. KANHAS: Unsettled weather Thursday and Friday; probably local thunder ahowersi not much change In tempera ture. TODAY'S I.OCAI, KVr.NTf. Chllil welfare board meeting, Weat Tulsa community house. 10 a. rn. Advertising club luncheon, tea, room Hotel Tulsa, 13.15 p. m. Automobile club luncheon, private din ing room, Hotel Tulsa. It 15 p in. "lllawatha'a Childhood," cantata by da. partmental grades of IX)ngfellow school central park, 6 30 p. m. THINK GIRL IS SUICIDE DcMKMitlency Ilollovotl to Have Caused fioltllo .Miller to Takn Carbolic Acid Here Despondency whlrh grew nut of weeks of brooding over her failure to procure work caused 'the death late Tuesday of Cloldle Helen Sill ier, 32 years, old, who drank two ounces of carbolic acid on the front porch o! her home, 404 North Tork town, khortly before 'J o'clock .Mon day ovenlng, Dr. J. W. Chllds said last night. A slight deafness, be lieved to have handicapped the young woman In her efforts to se cure employment, brought on the suicide, Doctor Chllds believes. The girl's parents told Dortor Chllds that tho girl had gono down town earlier In the evening and af ter her return homo, went out on the tront porch and sat down. A scream a few minutes later raused the parents to rush to the old of tho girl, It was slated. A bottle marked will) a poison label was found In the yard near the porch, Doctor Chllds said. It still contained a few drops of tho acid, Kfforts to save the stricken girl after tho arrival of Doctor Chllds at the homo, were futile. Slies Sillier was a substitute school teacher and ha worked nt several other occupations In the city, friends of the family said. The body uas taken to the Stanley-SIc-Cuno morgutt awaiting arrange ments to bo made upon arrival of out-of-town relatives. NoUce to Taipiitere. The County Knualliatlon Hoard will meet the first Monday In June. H!0, for the purpose ot equalising all personal property of the county If you have any grievance meet the board, which will be In session 10 daa. W N, Hooker, Kecre tary I'CjUalliatlon Hoard Advt. New York Life Insurance Co. Farmer & Durari SPIXIAIi AC.KNTS 203 Palace Illdg. Phone l.U SUPPORT PLEDGED SOLDIERS' RELIEF Tk I TT - - rvepuoiicans oi n o w a c Go on Record for Bill at Caucus. DECIDED STAND TAKEN Motion Adopted Without -Record Vote Leaders Give Support to Plan. HOUSTON OPPOSES BONUS Secretary of Treasury Flatly Declares Against Proposal in Public Letter. WASHINGTON, May 19. House republicans In party caucus tonight, came out squarely for enactment of soldier relief legislation. Several republican leaders, Including a ma jority ot members of thn steering committee, wero said to have sup ported the motion, but there was no record vote. The only record vote of tho cau cus was the defeat 96 to 78 of a motion by Hoprcscntntlvo Wood of Indiana to strlko out tho provision to carry out tho Itno-SIondcll plan for settlement nnd recitation of western lands. Tho action of tho republicans wa taken after n four-hour fight In which opponents of relief legislation declared tho country could not stand nddltlonal taxes as mado nccersary by tho bill. When republican members of the houto went Into caucus tonight on soldier relief, legislation, Chairman I-'ordncy of tho ways nnd means committee, laid boforn thorn a letter from Secretary Houston flatly op posing nny bonus proposal In what ever manner financed, Secretary Houston's lotter, which resulted from an inquiry by Chair man I'ordncy as to tho treasury s views on the "Insurgent" republican democratic proposal for, a retroac tive 80 pet? cent, war profits lax, de clared that congress Instead of do vising new means ot spending money should concentrato Its efforts on raising fundB 'for current govern ment expenses. The secretary said It would bo "highly unfortunate" to place any new financial obligations on the treasury and suggested It would be wise for congress to seek out addi tional sources of revenue to meet current government expenses. Sir. Houston saltl it was a matter of serious concern to have the gov ernment appear In tho markot every few months for loans, as this course would result In additional expansion with higher prices and a mnro diffi cult financial situation. Discussing tho alternative of a bond Issue Increased taxes Secre tary Houston said: "Tho very heavy burdens which will rest on tho treasury by reason of laws already enacted. Including particularly the recent railroad laws which. It Is estimated, will ontall an expenditure of approximately J 1,000, 000, 000 nnd nlso by re.tson of delay In making provision to re alize upop tho government s invest- Iments In railroads and ships, taken In conjunction with tho existing credit sftuotlon, suggests the need ot gravo consideration of tho question whether, qulto aside, from an addl Itlon to any taxation which It might bo necessary to Imposo to pay a bonus to tho 'soldiers, It mny not he necessary to provide for meeting tho necessities of the government In a larger measure from taxntlon." Opponents of bonu.i propostU predicted Hecrctnry Houston's letter would have marked Influence when tho legislation reaches thn floor of the house, SLAYER IS CONVICTED Sam Tailor flcts i.ifn Term In Knn. son City for Kllllnc or-.lnscph .Marino, I licit Pawnbroker, KANSAS CITY, Slay 19. 8.1rn Taylor, charged with thn murder of Joseph Marino, a diamond broker, hero tho night of Stay 23, 1918, wa round guilty by a jury In tho cir cuit court lato today and sentenced to life Imprisonment, The Jury wag out an hour and a hair, having taken lour ballots, An alibi that he was In. Okla homa ut the time of thn killing of Mnrlno; rich pawnbroker, found slain In an apartment, was advanced by Taylor, and was attacked by wit nesses for tho state, A tuxlcab driver identified Taylor positively as nno of the passengers whom he had taken from the apart ment where thn killing occurred. Matttn Howard, who has already been convicted of second degree murder In connection with .Marino's death and sentenced to 12 years Im prisonment, wits with Taylor, the driver testified, and another -tom an completed the par'y Slarlno entered the apartment tho night of May 23, 1918, and was not seen again until the body was discovered there. The taxlcah driver said he took Taylor to a I"-1 Charles Ray Shot to Death at Choc Joint By INegro Charles A, Itity, trim'llng Ntlt' man. wits shot to death iMitl this morning nt "('ctitna" .loncs' platv, l'J2l .Vtirllt Oimkhi, Tlu shoot ing otvtirmt n IrvV rtsls from n mil's pluco In lis negro M'ctlon Just luslilt' tilt' northern limits of Hid 'lty, Mlirnt Mi-rlo liroviii, it former M'i'tloo mini, wit stnbbcil to dentil on tin; iiioruing of .Mart'li I It AiiMterlng it cull to ixilltv Ik iiiI timirli'i's ut - o'clock lids jikiiii lug, n ikiIIoi (Killed containing l.awrcncti lijttou, Wiult' I'oor nntl C I j. Sanders, motoruyclo men, nrrhetl nt "('cneMi's" ismtl liouso n few minutes later. .Meanwhile, Sheriff .limit's Woolloy as called to tho Mt'iii', iirrhliig ii few mill-itlt-H after lint iMillcc cur. Tint body of liny lay Just luslilt) tho door of tho house when tho pollt nrrUi-fl. To joting wom en, Ada ; recti, who Is ciiiimiI jcl nt tho Tim Cup Inn, nnd Norn Hurtled, who llww lit 1112 2 lJist Seooutl, wild (Inn Ituy met llicni ut Hit) Itcd fork ihinco last night mid promised to Hike tlit'lii homo III his automobile, liny tlrtno tho tuo )Oiing women to Hid road houso, 1 1 icy mldcd. No other man wits In tho Hii'(, tho jouiig women said. l'omsi .tones, negro, shot May. according to "(Jencvn" Jones, tin) negro's wife. Slit- said Unit curlier In tho evening sliu mill her bus. band Imil quarreled anil Hint tin) negro left the house In n rage, Inking with lilm his belongings. A short Hint: after lint's cur ar rived, the negro rciipcnrcl and fired secrn shots through tin) door of the house, the ncgrii wo man sttitcdr Out) of tJii'M) bullets, sho says, iK'iielralcd Hay's hotly, killing lilm. Tho shooting oc curred about !::!, tin) negro wo--Tiian Mild, nntl the polico were noli fled ut once. The body was taken to SIowbtn)'s. Hay was Identified by cards found In Ills -Mickcl. He wore Ji button showing him (o bo n incin hrr of tlto United oCminerclal Travelers association. hating Joined ut Pine Jlltiff, Ark. Polico InstltuTci! ir scorch nt once for .loncs, who escaped after thn shooting. Tho road house Is reputed as n choc, Joint; according lo tho polity. CAUTION BY U. S. ON MEXICO URGED Industrial Groups Ask Country to Go Slow on Recognition. WASHINGTON', .May 19. Cau tion In extending recognition or sup port to any .Mexican ractlon Insinie mental In thn overthrow nf Car- ranra wan urged upon tho state de partment today by representatives of various Industrial groups having Interests In Slexlco and former dip lomats. Definite nwiurancps of the Stoxleun party now In power as to Its attitude toward foreigners and foreign Investments should be first obtained, It wus said. Among those who conferred with Secretary Colby, woro former Am bassador Henry l.nno Wilson, for mer charge d'affaires. Nelson O'fibaughuessy, Ii, I.. Doheny, rep resenting Tamplco oil Industries; Harold Walker of the .Mexican Pe troleum company; Cornelius Kelly, Anaconda Copper company; Wil liam Iocb, Jr., Amorlean Smelting & Ilefinlng Co.. Ocorgn Carnahan and Frederick Watrous, represent ing various agricultural enterprises and lltirton Wilson, repcsentlng banking Interests. Htuto department officials wero requested to advlao American Inter ests to whom In Slexlco thoy thould pay current toxe. The question at Issue Is of more Immediate concern to the oil pro ducers than to the mining men or other operators In, .Mexico. It was explained that until somo morn (Inf inite ruling Is received, exporters of oil or mlno products mny bo nuked to pay their taxes cither to tho authorities actually In control at the ports or to the dn facto authori ties In tho national capital. Asks Higher Hales, OKLAHO.MA CITY, Slay 13. Six railroad companies of Oklahoma ap plied to thn Btatn corporation com mission today for a rnvlslon of freight rates In Intrastate shipments to conform with any changes which may be made by the Interstate com merce commlbslon at Washington, Slay 21. Stun Whttit Culling Soon. OKLAHOSIA CITY, Slay 19 Wheat cutting will begin In southern Oklahoma about Juno u. In the cen tral part of tho statn about June If. In the northern part about June 30 and In the northwestorn part about Juno 25, according to a bulletin Is sued today by thn state labor board. Attacks I'ooil Control. OKLAHOSIA CITY, Slay 19. i Food control in all ot Its phases was attacked -today by Hen K, Clement, ' nrealdent nf tbn Texas ftraln Dealers association before thn Oklahoma drain Dealers and .Millers associa tion which adjourned hero tonight. VIRGINIAPLEDGES VOTES FOR GLASS Senator Gets Delegation for Presidency in Home State. PRESIDENT IS UPHELD Democrats of South Carolina, Virginia, Michigan and Indiana Hack Him. BREAK PENNSYLVANIA SLATE One of Delegates nt Large May Be Bcnten Palmer . Candidate Is Leading. IIOANOKU, Va., May 19. Vir ginia democrats In convention elected night delegates nt largo to tho na tional convention pledged to support Senator Carter Olass, former secre tary of the trcuHUry, fnr tbo presi dential nomination, endorsed tho Wilson udmhilHtration, advocated adoption of the peacn troaty without reservations and unalterably op posed a soldier bonus. Two attempts to pluco tho con vention on rocord as favoring amendment to thn Volstead prohi bition uct wero defeated, StftJTH CAIUH.INA " I'PIIOIilJS WILSON. COLUMBIA, S. 0., May 19. South Carolina democrats in state convention hero toduy In speeches and resolutions, approved the admin istration of Woodrow Wilson. One resolution provided that the dolnga- Hon to tho Han Fratn:lco conven tion bo unlnslructed but composed entirely of "Wilson democrats." A resolution unanimously adopted lato today expressed confidence In tbo policies of Woodrow Wilson and n, hope that thn president's ho.'iltli would bo speedily restored, A resolution to send tin linln structed delegation to San Francisco Him Introduced as a substitute for a. resolution which sought to endorse, thn candidacy of William (llhhn Sic Adoo for president. Action on tho resolution was iostponnd until to night. ' AliAHAMA IH'PIIIIMCANK A'PI-ACIC IiKAUUK. IlIItStlNOHASI, Ala.. Slay 19. -Pope SI. Long, chairman of the re publican statu committee, assailed the league of nations ami the pres. ent administration for what ho terniFd ts failure to meet tbo needs of the nation during the war and since, nt the opening of the state republican convention here nt noon today. .Mr. Long urged thn delegates to go on record as unalterably op posed lo tho league with or without reservation. Leaders predicted a contest .over selection of delegates at large to thn Chicago convention botween followers of Oeneral Wood antl General Lowden. .MK'HHJAN DICMOCHATS DKCLAHI FOt THHATV. CI HAND HA I'lDS, Silch, May 19 Support of tho league of 'nations cov enant and tho Versailles treaty with, out amendment "and unfaltering support of President Wilson, who has given all but life Itself in thn service of his country, antl tho world," were pledged In resolutions rovrl.NI Kll "S. I-Aiil", Kilt UTM.N SCRAMBLE FOR CARS Preferential Treatment Asked hj .Many Industries of Cniiiincrco Commission Cars Wauled. WASHINGTON, Slay 19 A wild scramblo among Individual lines of Industry for preferential treat nient In car movement developed today us tho Interstate commerce commission gave Indication of reaching definite itmeluslons on plans to break the freight blocknge. There was a clamor for cars and for priority orders by grain and coal dealers. IJy letter, telegrams and through personal representation the commission, thn American Ilallroail association's car service committee anil railroad executives here were appraised of tho urgent needs of al most every line of trade. A committee of the executives recommended to the commission that It order tho transfer of 20,000 box cars from .ttao Atlantic seaboard to the linos west of Chicago, ;md tho relocation nf 30,000 coal cars now west (it tho .Mississippi river, to areas In tho freight congested east. This should bo done within the next 30 days If a direct beneficial result was to bo accomplished, the rail heads, believed. At the conference called by Direc tor Dames uf the gruln corporation, complaints about ear supply In the grain producing sections of the mid die west was tho principal topic of dlHCiisnlon Thero were assertions that even when cars were supplied "leas than 20 per cent uf them were fit for loading.1' Delano Recommends Merging and Limiting Oil Operations Receiver File Report With Supreme Court Condemns "Dog-Eat-Dog" Policy of In dividual Operator at Red River Would Allow Few New Wells. WASHINGTON, .May lit. Plans nnd Millclcri of I'ltslciln A. Delano, nxvhrr for tho oil lands In dispute Ih'Iwccii Tetns and Oklahoma, which wen) tiled In I ho MipiH'ini) court hero this iiftfruoon, were tonight chiiraclerleil by Tons oil men ns Utile less than confiscatory, l'H'clal 'objection was founil to tho recommendation for unified o'lcratlon nnd ilcwlop incut of the oil wells, OH men siilil It would iilmilulcty destroy tho proix'rty rights of Hit) owners i)f fcrtllo wells. WASHINGTON, Stay 19. Uni fied operation by the receiver of thn oil properties In tho contested Hod river valley with new wells limited to thren or four it month In order to maintain their present output was recommended In a report filed with tho suprenui court today by Krederlo A. Delano nt Chicago, receiver In thn Oklahoma-Texas oil land contro versy. Tho "dng-eat-dog policy" wider which Individual operators In thn 1 DEAD, 4 HURT IN TEXAS JXPLOSION One Refinery Worker Dion Others Burned in Refinery Fire. NEWS "SUPPRESSED" Officials of Company Try to Prevent Publication of Story of Tragedy. That gasoline and water do not constitute a safo mixture In u shower bath win sufficiently demon strated about three, days ago In the bathroom of thn Texas refinery In West Tulsa when nn nxploalnn caused at least flvo men to sust.iln serious burns, nno of which resulted fatally. A. G, Jones, 621 South Peoria, nn employe of tho plant, tiled Tues day. Three other men havn been tipder tin earn r,f Dr. Prankiln J, Gnrrell, tho company physician, at thn Slornlngsldu hospital, U xnld that they will recover Another vlsthli has already been roleaied from the Institution, Just how the gasoline got Into the water nml thn Imrnedlatn Inclilonta connected with the explosion could not be ascertained by The World yesterday because under Instruction from officials of Tho Texas Company the hospital has been closed to the newspapers under tho Impouthln as sumption that tho news could be suppressed. Dr. C. H. Bummers, who Is attend ing to thn Injured of the men during the nbsencn of tbo company physi cian In Oklahoma City, Informed a World reporter yesterday afternoon that the condition of thn explosion victims would warrant them being seen for a statement ns to the na ture rif thn explosion but when ho eonsulletl with officials of Tho Texas Company h was lustructnd to Issun orders that the men could not bo seen 'Tho Texas Company." hn stated, "does not wish any garbled story of the Incident In bo published." Thn matron nt the Storntngsldn hospital had. however, previous to the Interview with thn physlnlHn, Informed The World as to the news of the Accident as here related. REPORT BORAH PROBE BILL Senate Committee Kccommends Ac tion on Investigation. WASHINGTON. Slay 19 --l"avor-nlite report was today ordered by thn scout'! auditing loinmlttco on the Month resolution tailing fnr no investigation by the senate Into all expenditures made by republican and democratic presidential candi dates ns well ns Into contributions received In their behalf. Henator ('alder, republican of New York, chairman of tho committee, said hn would submit tho resolution to the senate tomorrow. Under its provisions the Investigation would bo conducted by the senate elections committee, a subcommittee of whb h wes announced yesterday by Chutr mun Dillingham In anticipation of tho resolutions' adoption. I)alUiGuini6(872 in Population FifurcH WASHINGTON, siny 19 Popula tion figures announced innlgbt in clude: Dallas, Texas, 158.976, Increase. fifi.872. percentage. 72. J per cent. I Texnrkiina. Texas-Arkansas. 19.. 173". increase, I.J92. or 27 ft pei rent 1 Texarkana Texas, 1 1.1 SO, Increase, 1,680, or 17 3 per cent Texarkana, Ark S.257 Increase, 2,C02, or 46 per ten' Hed river valley oil fields nrn drain ing the region was sharply scored today In thn report. lllvnlry between tho operators, thn report nn hi, Is not dun to competi tion In selling, but to a "eompelltlou by thn operator to take tho oil from under his own as well as his neigh bor's ifropcrty quickly and If possible, before the nrlnhhor took It from him " "Prom a careful analysis of slnto nutnts coming to thn receiver," tho report continued. "His apparent that tho opnratnrs In this field as a whole huvo lost money. "Twelve nnd ntln-half per cent nf gross returns have gono to tho prop erly owner or to some original lessor of thn Janit. In addition it. bonus, or Initial payment, nvnraglng prubnbty not less than $ in, 000 pur acre has been paid, Thn cost uf tlrlllliK, which should not have exceeded 1,000 to (4.01)0 per acre, lias nctually been $10,000 per acre while thn rost of operating the wells has been In similar ratio," . G. 0. P. LEADERS AGREE ON PLANKS Harmony Reported on Do mestic Issues al Cap ital Session. TREATY ACTION WAITS Liquor and Mexican Problem AIho Referred for Later Consideration by Chicfa. WASHINGTON, May 19, Biccu liven of thn republican cnmmlttoo of 171, In conference wllh oilier party leaders today put tho finishing touch es on tho data collected by tho com mittee for tisn In framing thn na tional platform. Completing two days of discussion nn thn twenty-ono subjects covered by tho committee's report, tho party chiefs declared complain harmony hittl been attained on these subjects and a big stnrt made toward con structing the framework of a plat form on whlrh nil republicans could unite. In the form to whlrh It has been revised, thn committee report will bo tlls'--'buted to convention del egates nnd siibmlttrd. to tho conven tion's platform c.oriunltteo for Its guidance, All nf thn subjectn Included In the committee's report and discussed yesterday and today, however, re late to domestic affairs and do not touch on some problems whloh are expeetetl to bo storm ronlers at the convention, Tho treaty nf Versailles, Slexlco, and Honor wero among thn topics omitted nllko from the com mittee's report nnd from tho round table discussion.. Thesn subjects urn expeetetl to bo tnken up tor consultatlunn during tho next few dnys, although the leadoni said no flnnl program could bo agreed on before the meeting nf tho convention." Will II Hays, thn na tional chairman ami other promi nent republicans who are hero to talk over platform problems will remain In Washington during most if thli week-end nnd, with the re port of the committed of 171 out of the way, they aro expected to turn their attention to other Issues, The feeling among Ihn titular lead eis of the parly Is understood to bo that republican senators can most easily work out tho party's declara tion on foreign affairs, Including the plank on Ihn treaty. Tho senators already havn done considerable work In that dlrecllnn, but It was said to day that there hail been no agree ment tin ileialls, Arson Arrvsl Made Over Pawhuska Fire PAWIIUHICA. May 19. John T. Il.unll iisshtant stato fire marshal, and Kite Chief W. A. Hhoat of this city caused tho arrest today of Ir win II. Croft In connection with n flrn In the White Front garage hero May 17, which burned 43 nutomo biles unit caused 15,000 damage to other property. Hhoat was chsrged with arion and bond fixed at 15,000, Thn investigation was held by tho statn tiro warden's dopartment In tho Osage county court houno here. Weather Unfavorable. W A H II I N (I T O N, Slay 1 9. Weather conditions gnnorally were unfavorable for cotton In virtually all sections east ot the .Mississippi during the week ending today, ac cording to thn national weather and iron bulletin, but In sections of thn western belt rainfall was beneficial. Kaptrt I'crtranrnt bair waving at th H Y Hair hip ant lleautsr I'ailor with lha Krilil'"a lattat impcovetl inarhlna. -I AUv MAYOR AND SIX DETECTIVES SLAIN Officials Clash With Dis charged Workers at Mateawan. SEEK HOME EVICTION Tenants of Coal Company llouacH Ordered to Leavo According to Reports. TROOPS ARE CALLED OUT Entire Force Ordered to Mob ilize Two Companies Are En Jtouto to Scene. WILLIAMSON, Vn., Mny 19. Ono hundred deputy sheriffs armed with rifles wero sent from livro Into tonight lo Muteawun when) cllhcns antl Haldwln-l'clts dcleellvcH battled lata today. They Mill keep order In tho village tin til tho urrlwil nlsMit daybreak of Colonel Arnold anil lha West Vir ginia Mato constabulary. MATKAWAN. W. Va.. Slav 19.-L Twolve men wero killed and three badly Injured In a battle hero lata today between the polico and cltt icns on ono side and Haldwln-Kelts detectives on tho other. A revised list of tho dead na given cut by tho polico at midnight follows: Mayor Cabell Tcsterman, U C. Felts, K. O. Powell, A. J. Hooker, J. W. Ferguson, I M. llrown, U. II. Cunningham, all detectives; Jsmes. Mullen, ' Patrick Klnley, William Itohror, Isaac Ilrower, miners. Tho wounded! Samuel Artie, - Haldwln, James Chambers. The dflttd were taken to Wil liamson, thn county seat, 12 miles from hare and the wounded to a. hospital nt Atieloh, W. Va. Interna excitement followed the shooting hut thn vlllago became unlet whan naw came from Cdarlci. ton that tho entire state constabu lary had bean ordered hero and that two companies of troops would ar rive about daybreak. Conflicting stories as to the cauto of tho shooting wero told. The po lico declaro that a party of Ilald-wln-l'elts tlotoctlve.i arrived hero from Williamson this morning to ovlct from company houses fami lies of miners who had been dis missed from tho company's employ. J'lght families, tho police declare, hnd been turned nut when Mayor Teslerman npprouched Albert Felts, tno loader or tno detectives nnd wanted to know by what authority their notion was taken and by what authority they had arrested any of the miners. While they wero talking, accord ing to the police, Felt shot the mayor, firing from his coat pocket. Almost Instantly Felts himself was killed, the polico ssy, by "Hid" Htd flnld, chief of pollen of Slatcawsn. Immediately the shpotlng became gonnrnl. Tho crowd closed In nbout the de tectives who, the police say, turned ond ran. Homo of them broke for the open country, while others reaching ithn river, attempted to swim to safatiT. Here, IV Is report ed, three ot them wero (hot arid sank In thn stream. Almost all of thn entire 600 or 600 Inhabitants of thn littla mining vil lage wero In tho streets until n late hour, discussing tho trugio events ot the afternoon. Most of thn men were employed by tho Hlono Mountain Coal com pany, whoso mines form tho prin cipal Industry of the community. Several. weeks ago, it becamo Known that efforts were being mado to umonlzn the mines, nnd two of them worn closed. I-nter. the miners de olaro, somo of their number were dismissed, and the Jlaldwln-Felt detectives wero sent thero today to dispossess those who lived In com pany houses. Feeling has boon run ning high. ItOANOKK, Va., Slay 10. -A. band of 300 miners has forme In Slatcawnu, W. Va., bent on search ing nil trains entering thn town for Ilnldwln-Felts men, according to re ports reaching heiidtiuartcrs of the detective ugeney horo tonight. Thomas Felts Is on his way to Sla teawan tonight and Is carrying with him a large body of special of ficers, officials ot the agency de clared. H. C. Klllott, president of tho Htnno Mountain Coal company at .Mateawan, tonight declared the mlneg of ht.i company and othr mines In the Williamson, W. Va., dlstrirt had been cloned two weeks berauro of n strlko. Operators of tho Pocahontas fields on the Nor folk & Western, ho added, will meet In niuoflolds, W, Vu tomorrow to consider means of breaking the strike. CIIAULK8TON, W. Va... May 1. Hcporto of a pls'tol battle tonight between prlvato detectives nnd coal mlnerB nt tho Norfolk nnd Western railroad station at Mateawan, Mingo ounty, West Vlrglnln, wero received ut uiu U1111.-11 mi uuvurnor jonn 4, Cu.nwcll here. olouel Jackson Arnold, comman Icr of tho stato department of pub a Ic safety, tonight Issued orders fbr tho entire force of trooper to mo bilize Immediately and proceed tit Slateawan.