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Mayor Nicodemus Stays
on His "Pedestal" by
Keeping City in Fuel
Some of Mayor's Most Trust-
ed Friends, Unarmed, Are
on Job at Gas Firm Tap
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
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
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
To forco the utility company to
do this, tho court said, would be
"tantamount to taking private prop
erty for nubile uao without Just
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
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
... Aiuil I'ailatn NOW
rP Krcurrly Write rinlnlr
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
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
Action Climaxes Mass
Meeting of 400 Citizens
Yesterday Afternoon
Bonds and Audit Cost Are
Explained to Crowd at
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-
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.
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OKLAHOMA Wdnedy fair; warmer
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OKLAHOMA V-dnnday fair winner'
In ft I' 'tiom Thure.Jey f r r 1dr
, KA .SAH U n - - ' ' Wedneadayj
and Thuraday, colder Wedutiday,
House Takes Up Proposed
Amendment After Hot
Although Measure Said by
Harding and Aides to Be
of Vital Necessity
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
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
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
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
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."
Land Under Red River
Is Property of State's
School Fund, Claim
Oil and Gas Official Says In
diana Men's Move Was in
Favor of Constituents
Hy ttie AenocUted Treee state Wire.
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
.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."
Nothing Definite Done
Yet by United States,
It Is Declared
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 $317,052 90
for alleged breach of cntra't wat.
In pmcrcni before District Judge
Ddword 1). Olfield here todny The
case is expected to bo completed to.
Future Moves Depend or.
Testimony to Bo Made
by Woodruff
New Evidence of Frauds Is
Offered to Hotly by
Several Officers Should Be
Court-marlialud, Not Pro
moted, He Says
ceedings boforo tho houso Judlclarjr
committee, In connection with tho
impeachment charges brought
ngainst Attorney-General DaUKherty
by Representative Keller, republican,
Mlnnesola, appeared todny to be
Hearing an end. In fact, it was in
dicated that the scope of future
hcarlngti would depend to a large
measure upon tho nature of Infor
muttpn to bo laid buforothn com
mutes by ltupresoiitatlvii Woodruff,
lepubllcun, Michigan, after his ex
amination of documents at tho de
partment of Justice.
After a brief public session today
at which no additional evldenco was
received, tho committee ducldod. In
executive meeting, to hear Wood
ruff tomorrow. There was somo dis
cussion as to the tlmo of submit
ting a report to tho house, but do
cWldn on this point went over until
nfter receipt of th$. 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.
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.
Shipping Measure
Is Still Tied Up
By Farmer's Bloc
Subsidy Opponents Find Way
to Continue Jam in Leg
islative Action
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.
Men Put to Death Accused
of Attempt to Wreck
Railroad Trains
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
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
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If Named, Would Abolish
Czarism m Oklahoma
Hugo Entry Oppordng Gibbons
for House Leader Of
fered No Patronage) j
Says Naming of Coramitteq
on Committees Would Elim
inate Ono Man Rulo
' i
vvuriu Capita! Cvrrewirvndeni.
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
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