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THE MORNING OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER 1 " " AVKllAOB SWORN NET l'AHi CI IIC I' liATlON NOVUM IIEU FINAL EDITION DAILY SUNDAY 40,107 45,107 VOL. XVII, NO. 80 TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1022 22 PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS W. fK GUARD AT 'GATE' m nmmmmr Mayor Nicodemus Stays on His "Pedestal" by Keeping City in Fuel SUPPLY IS WATCHED Some of Mayor's Most Trust- ed Friends, Unarmed, Are on Job at Gas Firm Tap SHARP SEES ART WALKER Hut Gas Company Officials and State Man Both Reti cent Following Conference By tho Assoclatrd Press Stat Wire. DUl'MltlUHT, Deo. 19. "Wo have plenty of gas today and we aro going to keep It or know tho reason why." This declaration was mnde today by Mayor W. K. Nicodemus, Drum Ught's popular mayor and champion gas-getter of Oklahoma. .Suiting tho action to tho word Mayor Nicodemus placed a group of trusty followers at the gato valve through which gas ta flowing from tho Oklahoma Natural's lino Into Drumrlght city mains and then gavo them instructions to keep tho gas turned on. So for they have done it. Following tho turning off of the gas Sunday noon at the unauthor ized "tap" by O. N. O. ..employes. Mayor Nicodemus "gas gang" had tho valve open by noon yesterday. On Again, Off Again. Tho gas company turned the gas off about C o'clock yesterday aft ernoon and tho mayor's gang turned it on again within 20 minutes, he stated today. Since that time tho trusty guards (whom tha mayor said today wero not armed) have succeeded In keep ing the gato valvo open. Schools nro running in Drum right today. Hospitals are warm as also are the homes and business buildings. OKLAHOMA C1TV, Dec. 19. Tho stae corporation commission has no Juthonty to compel a public util ity company to furnish gas to any city which it has not contracted to serve, according to an opinion today of the stato supremo court. Tho opinion was in tho case of tho Chickasha Gas company against tho Oklahoma Natural Gas company In. which tho former obtained from tho commission an order forcing 1110 UKlllllOIIlU. -NUlurttl 1!) BUJJ1M .1 with gas. Tho Oklahoma Natural appealed to tho supreme court. The court's decision said: "Tho corporation commission Is without power or authority to com pel a publicity utility company to furnish natural gas to a City, town or community which it has not un undortaken or promlsod to serve and which it Is under no obligation to serve." To forco the utility company to do this, tho court said, would be "tantamount to taking private prop erty for nubile uao without Just compensation." Mi.ce .iio appeal was taken tho Oklahoma Natural opened a largo gas field near Chickasha. The court made oto of this fact and that the Chickasha Gas company has Invcst ' ed $40,000 In connecting units with the pipelines of tho Oklahoma Nat ural and suggested that It It will not deprlvo other cities which the Oklahoma Natural serves the Chickasha company should be served. OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. n. C. Sharp of Tulsa, vico president ol tho Oklahoma Natural Gas conipany wai in confcrcnco this nftinoon with Art Walker, member of tho statu corporation commission In Walker's offlco at the capltoU The conferenco which was private, was regarded as having a bearing on tho situation at Drumrlght resulting from Mayor W. K. Nicodemus' ac Hon in tapping tho Oklahoma Na ural's pipeline, without authority, to obtnin gas for his city. Walker nnd Sharp left the cap! tol after being together there about 15 minutes. Neither indicated what had been said. Cut niort Oil Prices. NEW YOHK, Dec. 19. The Stan dard Oil company of New York to day reduced th'o nrlce of netroloum for export one half cent a gallon making refined in cases 1C.50 cents ana in tanks 17 cents. More Shopping Days Until Christmas Help Fight Buy Seals ... Aiuil I'ailatn NOW rP Krcurrly Write rinlnlr 4 HEALTH Col Rutherford Laid to Rest by Old Comrades Unabashed Tears Shed by tho Friends at Funeral of Well-Loved Character MUSKOGEH, Dec 19. Tho un abashed tears of comradea of the old days when ho was a territorial United States marshal, flowers which completely covered lis bier and messages of condolence to his widow from friends from all over the United States, testified at the funeral of 8. Morton Ruth erford hero today of tho esteem In which the former stato ecnator was held. Tho simple services of the Epis copal church, to which he be longed, were used and the Knight" Templar formed tho guard of honor. Joe Cumpboll of Oklahoma City represented Governor-Elect Wal ton and tendered the widow the sympathies of the incoming ad ministration of which Rutherford was expected to bo an integral part until ho was killed in an au tomobile accident here Saturday night. CONFIDENCE VOTE FOR SCHOOL MEN Action Climaxes Mass Meeting of 400 Citizens Yesterday Afternoon GRIEVANCES AIRED Bonds and Audit Cost Are Explained to Crowd at Session A vote of confidence In the school board climnxod a mass' meeting of between 300 and 400 peoplo repre wentlng both factions In tile school controversy and held in tho new high school auditorium Tuesday after noon. Tho motion for a confidence vote was made by N. 11. Graham of tho Exchango National bank, was seconded by moro than half a dozen people on their feet at once nnd came in the midst of a heated dis cussion of certain mooted questions about which tho school fight has centered. Tho selling of tho school bonds for building the new high school addition at less than par, the lequcstcd nudlt of tho school books for 10 years back, the Janitor ques tion and certain alleged irregulari ties In conduct of school affairs comprised tho crux of tho whole matter about which verbal battle raged yesterday. The mass meeting was something In tho nature of a suprise to tho members of the school board. They met, as is their weekly custom. In the dining room of the domestic science rooms of the high school when J. M. Page, a minister of West i Tulsa called upon them and asked them to adjourn to the auditorium whero some 400 people were wait ing to see them. Represented In the audience were both factions in tho fight, Pago and his following that Introduced the questions for discussion, and people representing church, business and civic Interests of the city that refuted charges openly made and defended nnd up held the board in its actions. The attempt to put Joseph Druoutt as chalramn of tho meet ing, its frustration by lien Connor's vigorous opposition to "an unheard of procedure" and an Invitation of frco discussion of "whatever was troubling whoever" Issued by President W. A. Marquis of the school board comprised the preliminary skirmish to the open ing assault by Page. On Mar quis' Invitation, .Pago raised two or three questions that comprised, he believed, grievances against the board. One was tho fact that the board had Illegally sold, ho charged, at less than par, the 860,000 school bonds for erection of the new ad- CONTINUED ON PAQB TEN BRUNEN CASE NEAR END Trial Jury Uxpcclctf to llegln Dc lllKTiitlom Immediately. MOUNT HOLLY. N. J., Dec. 19. The fato of Mrs. Doris Ilrunen and her brother. Harry C. Mohr, chared with tho slaying of "Honest" John T. Ilruncii. circus owner, is ex pected to be In the hands of the Jury tomorrow. Ilrunen was shot on March 10 at his home In Riverside, N. J.. Charles M. Powell, confessed slay er, testified that he had killed the showman at the Instigation of Mrs. Ilrunen and Mohr. Five convicts from the state pen itentiary at Trenton, one from the state reformatory at Rnhway and soveral prisoners in the local Jail were on the witness stand in an at tompt to prove that Powell was in sane when he made his confession. THE WEATHER Tl'I'f. I"r " Mastmum 4. mini-1 mum J wl-ila. eiear 1 OKLAHOMA Wdnedy fair; warmer In " v"ti n .... i OKLAHOMA V-dnnday fair winner' In ft I' 'tiom Thure.Jey f r r 1dr , KA .SAH U n - - ' ' Wedneadayj and Thuraday, colder Wedutiday, TAX EXEMPTION ECURITIES House Takes Up Proposed Amendment After Hot Skirmishing REPUBLICANS OPPOSED Although Measure Said by Harding and Aides to Be of Vital Necessity SMALL TAXPAYER BURDENED Green, Father of Measure, Shows Wealthy Gobbling Up Tax-Exempt Securities WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. After a sharp preliminary skirmish tho house today took up a resolution proposing an amendment to tho constitution under which Issuance of tax-exempt securities by the federal government and the states would bu prohibited. Hacked by tho Indorsement of President Harding nnd the treasury, tho proposal was the center of a hard fight, In which many repub licans opposed It. f jssagu of tho measure, offered by Ropresontatlvo Green, Iowa, ranking republican of tho ways and means committee, which reported It, will require a two-thirds voto of tho house. Op ponents claimed tonight it would be defeated although leaders who caused it to bo brought up Insisted It would go through. Four hours of general debate, allotted under a special rulo giving the measure right of way, had not. been concluded on adjournment tonight. PutH ISunlcii on the Poor. Representative Green cited figures to prove that too tax burden was be ing shifted under present lawa from tho rich to the small taxpayer. In 1016, hn said, tax returns of persons with incomes of moro than 300,000 numbered 1,290 but In 1920 tho number had decreased to 395, due, he declared, to Investments In tax exempt securities. On the other hand, ho said tho number of small Income taxpayers had Increased by 2,000,000 in 1919 alone. Representative Garner of Texas, ranking democrat on the ways and means committee, attacked the pro posed amendments as giving power to tho federal government to restrict and if necessary to prohblt the is suanre of county, state and munici pal bonds. Isfluanco of tax-exempt securities Is unsound, "whether wo look at It from tho fiscal, economic or social standpoint," nald Representative Mills, Prom thn economic stand point, he added, "they were Indefon sible." Drae In State's Sovereignty. Throughout the debate the ques tion continually bobbed up that the proposal would Invade the rights of tho state to control their own credit. "Already Irreverent hands have been laid upon that sacred document, the constitution of the United Statefl." said Representative Graham, "and I know of no more pernicious proposal than this. It Is an effort to rob tho state of one element of it sovereignty. Graham denied tho statements made by republican speakers that tax-exempt securities offered an ave nue through which tho rich could escapo taxation, declaring thousands of bonds issued by municipalities and which would bo prohibited were held by poor people, who "took that refuge of safety, content to ac cept a lesser Income." Mr. Crisp paid ha was convinced that If a stop was not put on tax- exempt securities, the Income tax law CONTINUED ON PAOB TWO LAST APPEAL IN KIDDIES' BEHALF Fund for Poor Tots in Tulsa Closes With Total of $1,302.05 Five more days to Christmas. And this Is the last appeal The World will mako for contributions for the Empty Stocking fund. Any belated contributions will recelvo public credit, but so far as The World I concerned, the fund Is now closod and the money Is ready to turn over to the humane agent. It Is presumed that every person who desires to help fill the empty stock ings in Tulsa has dono so, nnd noth ing will give this paper greater Christina cheer than tho knowl edge that it has been the medium through which those who wished might assist the county humane agent In his efforts to brighten homes In Tulsa county which might otherwise bo cold and dreary. It Is now about twelve yearn Hlnce The World's empty stocking fund originated. At the tlmo It was first started thero was no medium through which funds of this Ciaru'' tcr and for this purpose might reach deserving homes and bring a day of happlncas and Joy to those unable to CONTINUED ON rAfJB TIIHEU Wages Will Never Return to Pre- War Level Head of U. S. Chamber of Commerce A vers Real Increase of Individual Earning Power Cause of Change in Economic System; Great Problem Before Nation j Now Is to Take Great Wealth From the Few i WASHINGTON, Doc. 19. Wages will never return to tho levels in effect before tho war, Julius H. Homes, president of tho chamber of conunerro of tho United States, as serted in nn address today before thu Washington City club. Tho ad vance alnco 1913, he nald. "Is not war-time Inflation but a real Increase In Individual earning power," and he declared that "an economic system which can give us more for every ono moro automobiles, more gen eral education, mora modern plumb ing, moro gramophones nnd bigger real wages must bu preserved." Mr. Harneu raiii Jhe decrease of 1,700,000 In tho number of farm workers slnco 1900 was not "cv -denco of tho decadenco of agricul ture" because improved mofhlneiy "haa enabled fewer workers to get moro production nnd the men who havo been ictoused htva boon, able to supply tho brawn for the four great Industrial developments of the last 20 years In mi tin no Ilea, elec tricity, motion pictures and chemi cal work." STATE OPPOSING RED RIVER PLAN Land Under Red River Is Property of State's School Fund, Claim 'A FRAME-UP'-DURANT Oil and Gas Official Says In diana Men's Move Was in Favor of Constituents Hy ttie AenocUted Treee state Wire. OKLAHOMA OITY, Dec. 19. Op position was expressed by officials at tho btatehouse today to tho bill In troduced In congress yesterday by Senator Watson, republican, Indiana, and Representative Sanders, repub lican, Indiana, by which oil land in the bed of the Red river would bo opened to prlvnte enterprises for de velopment. Tiu) Illlls Identical. The bills, Identical In form, pro posed that tho secretary of the In terior shall terminate nnd adjust the equitable claims of person, who prIor t0 October 1, 1919, entorcd the land south of tho. middle of the river nnd Invested money In good faith In an effort to discover oil or gas. The secretary would he permitted with in JO days after tho pasnago of the act, to grant leases to th original locators or their assigns. Judge Thomas II. Doyls, presid ing Judgo of the ntate criminal couit of appeals, In denouncing the move, declared that the land belongs to tho school fund of thn ntate, and that the most expedient action would be a declaration by the state legisla ture that tho river Is navigable. Property of Stall?. "All that Is neceshary," Judge Doylo said, "It for tho Oklahoma legislature to declare the Red river a navigable stream, and under a long Unu of federal court decisions, tho land under tho surface of the water automatically becomes the property of the state. If the next legislature nets promptly it ran save tho land for the schools of Okla- i homa." W. A. Durant, head of tha oil and pas division of the state school bind department, also denounced th In troduction of tho bills and urged Oklahomans to protest to congress ngainst their passage. Mr, Durant charged the move was mado in tho interest of soma of tho Indiana legislators" constituents who had been ousted from the river bed by a federal court derision. Georgia .Major Indicted. ALBANY, Oa, Dec. 19. S. C. Watson, former president of the Klrht National bmk of Colquitt. Miller county, Gn., and former mayor of Colquitt, wus todny indict cd by tho grand Jury in United States court here on 32 counts, alleging em bezzlement of sums totttllng approxi mately 100.000, No Vmllct In Dlnello Case. KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. 19. Unable to reach n verdict tonight the Jury In tho trial of Tony Dlnello, charged with killing his 11-year-old daughter, Flora, was excused with instructions to report for further de liberation tomorrow. Jury rrreu McAlcwtcr Minister. M'ALIISTKR. Doc. 19. The Rev, J. Thomas Collier, former pastor of a local Baptist churcn, was rxeeu oy a Jury tonight, on a charge of em. bezzlrtig a diamond ring from C. R. Hammond loral Jeweler. Tho Jury , returned a veriet of not guilty after being out -I minutes. Home t ' -jtr re tft wtam titles re unneed and tri c''fd by TlUe Guarantee & Truit .o. AdverlUement Ho declared tho great problem before tho nation was to dlhtr.butc tliu uiultli "an thrtt It will not con centrate Into tho hands of n few" Bincc, if that were permitted, "(lie biuad purchasing marUet nei-cRsnry to absurb production" would be lacking. .Mr. llarnen nald no coiuitructlve thoughts havo appeared In tho pres ent dlscUHklon of tho transportation problem. Ho pointed to the Invest ment slnco 1907 of 15,000,000,000 to 20,000,000,000 In till to mob 1 1 li trucks. C, 000,000, 000 In good roads and 6, 000,000, 000 In sorvlco station'', compared with tho relatively small Investment In railroad terminal facilities nn Indicating "establ ali ment of an Individualistic competi tive sjstom of tinnsporlaltoii which will not fall under tho bane of over-regulation." Motor trucks, ho milled, am "hauling more than one-half as much freight na tho rntl road.s and while a good deal of th's Is first haul to the railroad. It shows what can be done by n greater extension of tho truck-hauling plan." CABINET RENEWS DEBT DISCUSSION Nothing Definite Done Yet by United States, It Is Declared MAY ACT IN JANUARY Suggestions Will Be Made to Premiers of Europe When ' They Gather in London WASHINGTON, Doc. 19. Discus sion of how the United States can most helpfully participate In the set tlement of tho all-Important question of German reparations officially described at tho stato department as tho rrux of tho whole Huripean situation was renewed by Presi dent Harding and his cabinet to day. Nothing Dcflnlto Vet. Developments horn mid abroad In the past II I hours brought some clarification today of the fog of wild rumors nnd con lecture that has been thrown around tho government's policy. These developments confirm Incidentally International News Sorvlco dispatches stating that thus far America hna not definitely In jected herself into tho reparations maelstrom abroad, but Instead has merely put forth some "feelers' a to whether the allied governments want American help In settling the controversial question. The discussions now In progress between President Harding and his advisers anil the "soundings" that are being taken abroad by American diplomats will crystallize within 30 days Into somothlng definite. It Was stated todny In official quarters. Will Make, ISiigtfit-tlniis. When tho allied premiers meet In Kuropo in January tho American government will havo some concrete suggestions to mako to them for revision of reparations commensu rate with Germany's ability to pay,, or It may not. It all deppnds, it was emphasized today, upon tho ills, cusslons now in progress nnd upon tho "soundings" being mnde abroad by American diplomats. Tho American government Is earnestly striving for adjustment of tho reparations questions, not nlono because of tho bentflcial ef fect such an adjustment would have on world finance and commerce, but also because funding of tho $11, 000.000.000 war dubts Owed the United Stated Is being delayed bo cause of the uncertainty over repara tions. Itftltn Stiy-I Merger Ituiunr. YOUNOOTOWN, Ohio. Dec. 19 Talk of a poslble merger of th Youngstown Hheet & Tubo Co. and the Prler Hill Steel company, two of tho lsrget Independent steel com panies In tho country, wero revived today with the mws that prominent stockholders of the two concerns had reopened negotiations, Mnyriclil Ciiao ITi Again. DALLAS, Texas, Deo. 19, Plans aro undor consideration by the re publicans for a complete recount of the voto for United States senator and governors' at th November eltc tlon, according to roports here today. Luther Nlckles, ono of tho attorneys for tho republicans In the litigation which sought to keen tho name of Karlo II. Mnyfleld off the ballot as the dnmocmtlc senatorial candldiU. refused to discuss thu matter. A-di-Nnblo Trial On. OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 19 Trial of the enso of lien II. Ash, of Tulsa, against the Charles F, Noble Oil & Gas Co for damngos of $317,052 90 for alleged breach of cntra't wat. In pmcrcni before District Judge Ddword 1). Olfield here todny The case is expected to bo completed to. morrow. FKAYKIl Jir.KUNG TOMGIIT. HOUSE WIG OFDAUGHERTY'S ACTS HEARS EN Future Moves Depend or. Testimony to Bo Made by Woodruff KELLER WITHDRAWS New Evidence of Frauds Is Offered to Hotly by Johnson WAR DEPARTMENT HIT Several Officers Should Be Court-marlialud, Not Pro moted, He Says WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 Pro ceedings boforo tho houso Judlclarjr committee, In connection with tho impeachment charges brought ngainst Attorney-General DaUKherty by Representative Keller, republican, Mlnnesola, appeared todny to be Hearing an end. In fact, it was in dicated that the scope of future hcarlngti would depend to a large measure upon tho nature of Infor muttpn to bo laid buforothn com mutes by ltupresoiitatlvii Woodruff, lepubllcun, Michigan, after his ex amination of documents at tho de partment of Justice. After a brief public session today at which no additional evldenco was received, tho committee ducldod. In executive meeting, to hear Wood ruff tomorrow. There was somo dis cussion as to the tlmo of submit ting a report to tho house, but do cWldn on this point went over until nfter receipt of th$. report from Woodruff. Thore waa a tacit under. DtundlliK howoyer, that tho report would be withhold until after tho Christmas holidays as a number- of committeemen will lie away rrom w.iMtiingtnn during that period. Keller, having withdrawn from the prosecution of his charges, tho coiumUtco In proceeding with the nearing on its own initiative, hnj before It today Woodruff and Rep resentative Johnson, republican, South Dakota. Doth emphasized that they had no part In the ltafU lug of the Keller charges and that they were appearing solely In re sponse to an invitation from Chair man Volstead. Declaring ho had been "dragged" Into the hearing Representative Johnson said tho charges ho had made In tho houso rlntlng to al leged war frauds, had been directed solely at tho war depaitmtnt. If the commlttco wanted to go Into these charges ho wan prepared to givo the names of wltnosiei to sup port them, ho foutlnui-d, adding that thero wore officers In the depart ment who "should be court-mar-tlaled, instead of promoted'" As to tho department of JutIo ac tion in regard to war fraud canes, Johnson said that In hi Judgment. Attorney-General Daugherty had proceeded with reasonable prompt ness In bringing suits considering that ho had had to roorganlzn the department after ho came into office and had to havo great masse of Information relating to the alleged frauds examined before any movo could be made. Representative Woodruff also told tho committee that since ho made his charges In thu house last April of a falluro hy Daugherty to prosecute war fraud cases, sultn had been brought in six of the eight or nine Instances he had cited, and that necessarily thlH hnd changed the sit uation materially. Ho added that It was not his purpose to embarrass tho attorney-general In tho conduct of the court proceedings and that his opinion was that thwe ensen nhould not bu inquired Into at this time. MAYO HOTEL CO. ELECTS OFFICERS C. M. Mayo Re-elected President at Annual Directors' Meeting C. A. Mayo was re-elected presi dent and treasurer of the Mayo Ho tel company at tho annual meeting of the toard of directors held in room 201 Mayo building Tuei-day afternoon, Tho directors' meeting followed a general meeting of stock, holders, who elected tho board of di rectors m follows; D. IJ, Mason, W. O. Skelly, Charles U. Peters. .1. W. Slonan. H. V. Wilcox, G. R. McCul lough, IS u g no Lorton, C. H. Avery, Thomas Chestnut, John R, Hndley, P, II. Hurley, James II. Gnrdnor, T. J. Hartman, J. M. Horry. R. I'. Rrewur. W, L. Klstler. J. K. Crosbie, A. 13. Low's, J. M. Gillette. Simon Jaukowsky, A. L. Farmer, L. E. '.. Aaronson, H. N. Grels. D. Vensel, R. W. Mcllvaln. Clint Moore. Walto Phillips, John II, Foster, Jnmes K. Crawford, J. D. Mayo, II. F. Aby. and C. A. Mayo. An advisory board also was select. d lv the stockholders composed of Hie fallow ng men: Fred W Iniull, T, O. f'r. inln, Lag no Lnrton, n, J Smith. F. L. TowpKend, J W. Sloan, Fred S. Clinton C W. Day F. M. CONTINUED ON TAOB TItftKB Shipping Measure Is Still Tied Up By Farmer's Bloc Subsidy Opponents Find Way to Continue Jam in Leg islative Action WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 Tlf forts to bring about u vote on th motion of Senator Norrls. repub lican, Nebraska, to lay nsldu tho ndmlnlstrntloii shipping bill In fa vor of tho Nebraska senator's agricultural financing measure to day f illed In the senate and th session ended Willi the Norrls mo tion moro firmly than ever im bedded us the key log In a legisla tive Jam, Senator Jones, republican, Washington, In chargo of the shipping bill, supported by ad ministration leaders, proposed aa ho did yesterday, that a tlmo bo liflt for a voto through unanimous consent, and while Senator Norrls Indicated his absent to tho pro posal, objection wns raised by scnatorn among tho forces sup porting tho Norrls motion. Sena tor Jonefl thereupon abandoned further efforts to reach a vote ilurhijr thn day nnd tho remainder of tho session was given over to a discussion of agricultural legisla tion by Senator b'mlth. democrat. South Cnrollmi, and to an attack oh the federal reservo board by Senator Hoflln, democrat, Ala lis mo. When a vote might b obtained and the shipping bill subjreted to Its first test wan a question to. flight which leaders could not definitely answer. 7 MORE 'REBELS' SHOT IN IRELAND Men Put to Death Accused of Attempt to Wreck Railroad Trains 19 KILLED IN NORTH Twelve Others Executed Since Nov. 17, Most of Them for Carrying Fircnrms DUPLIN, Deo. 19. Seven repuh llcan Irregular prisoners wero exo cuted at Mountjoy prison this morn ing by tho Irish Frua stato govern ment. WrcJml Trains, Charge. The men oxocutod hero today wore former railway workers. They wore arrested near Klldara a fort night ago for tearing tin rails and iireaieiiing in wrecK trains, The condomuod men were tried by secret court-martial, Junt ns the other irregulars hnd been tried who wero previously exiicuted, Tho spe cific chargij ngainst them was that they had In their possession "weap ons for purpose of rebellion and against the law of the Free State." Some of them had bombs In addi tion to plttoln. The death sentences were carried out at 8:30 o'clock. The executed men were Stephen White, Jo?eph Johnston, Patrick Mangan, Patrick Nolan, Brian Moors, James O'Connor and Patrick Hagnell. Life of Girl KWtrtM. The execute! men wero part of a gang which was hold responsible tor troop train attacks, ambushes and lootings In tho region of Kll date. Rev. Father Donnelly attended the executions find prayed with the men boforo they met death. The condemned men had been allowed to communlcntii with relatives, A girl hnd been nrrosted along with the evoii men. A pistol was found in her poser a'dnn. However, the Free Stato government has CONTINUED ON I'AC LJ TWO Tuli mllr World. Tula. OUia. Date UncluaeJ dm! ((.neck) (Munty CMer) for which tend me the Tnlie, World bjr mall for one rear aa per otter checked helowi 35.85 Daily and Sunday Regular Unto $0.00 $4.85 Daily Only Itcgulur Unto 87.00 51.95 Sunday Only nebular uaic su.uu for MAIL 8ubirrliill"na Only In Mlitniirt anrl CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE SPEAK OPENS CAMPAIGN If Named, Would Abolish Czarism m Oklahoma Legislature MAKES NO PROMISES Hugo Entry Oppordng Gibbons for House Leader Of fered No Patronage) j BELIEVER H DEMOCRACY, Says Naming of Coramitteq on Committees Would Elim inate Ono Man Rulo ' i JBy OLARK C. HUDSON vvuriu Capita! Cvrrewirvndeni. OKLAHOMA CITY, Deo. 19-h With a declaration that h will pro pose the selection of a committee; of oommlttoes by tha homo for the pur pose or. matting an commute as signments instead of permltlng the speaker to name th committees an hcrotoforo, Dave Stovall, representa tive from Choctaw county, openod his cumpalgn for th speakership here today, Btovall's plan will fol low to som extont th rul In tha national house of representatives slnco th overthrow of the spoaker'a power during th Cannon regime. Ho bases liU proposal upon tho con tention that under the rul which has heretofore obtained, th same evils have grown up In the national campaign, undor which a speaker In termed a car and that th cystem permits a upeaker to promote his candidacy by th dlaUlbutlon of committee chairmanships. "The domocratlp way," rays Stovall, "Is for a legislative body to select Its officials and its committees accord ing to democratic standards." Make No Pledges. It Is ntovall'e Idea that th houso caucus should select two members or at least one from each congressional district; and that this commltteo should form, with the upeaker, tho committee on committees to mako all assignments. Including the chalr- mansuuH. in testimony or hi sin cerity, Btovall says ho will make ab solutely no committee pledges in hie campaign for tho speakership. This would prove an innovation la Oklahoma nmiii procedure, al though th system la observed In the sonate, where a committee on committees I named by selecting- a member from each of the old su premo court districts. Just what tho effect of the pro posal will be I difficult to foresee, but that ft will have bearing: on tho speakership fight there appears no question, Tha fact that Murray aiVbonj has been on the ground organising hie forces for aevsral weeks, and that he claims to have ncured th promise of support from a majority of the democratic members, hae naturally been followed by the sosalp that be has attained hli present eominandlnr position largely through promise of committee place. ThU, Glbbonu vigorously denies. Ia statement today he aaldi "The propaganda whloh baa bees sent on the rounds of th press to the effect that I have promised com mittee chairmanships and assign ments by tha wholesale U entirely false. I have made no euch a cam paign and when I take the speak er shlp It will be with fewer promisee of any kind than have been mad by any predecessor, so far aa I can learn. My support ! coming to rae without such promise. Neither am I pledged to a set program of leglsl tlon, which Is being charged by those who are opposing ma Mv Men CONTINUED ON PAflB TWO MA ay a The Tulsa World's Annual Christmas Bargain Offer close Saturday, December 23, 1922. Subscribe NOW by tho year it's cheaper. Save 35, Offer good for MAIL subscribers only not good for carrier delivery, Mail This Coupon Today Nam .,,( m.i i ew R. F. D .Box. ...... Postofflce w Oklahoma, Southern Kaneaa, BouthwMt Wut.rn Arkanaaa.