Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, November 16, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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TULSA DAILY WORLD
VOLUME II NUMBER f2
TULSA INDIAN TERRITORY FRIDAY MORNING NOVEMBER lti l'.KHi.
SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS
The Prayers of Tulsa and the New State Are Joined With Those of the South Methodist Church for the Recovery of Bishop Tigert Who Lies Under the Shadow of Death in This City.
BISHOP JOHN J. TIGERT LIES HOVERING -f:" ICHARGES OF DISCRIMINATION FILED
Washington Nov. 10. For T
BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH IN TULSA KSE AGAINST CHIEF CLERK W. 0. BEALL
FAMOUS DIVINE CRITICALLY
ILL AT THE BRADY
Was Elected to Present High Office
at Oklahoma Conference In May
Proceedings of Conference.
John J Tigert one of the eleven
who constitute the college of ltih-
Opl of the Methodist Fpiscopal church
South is hovering between Ufa and
death at Ids rooms in t ho Bnidy ho-
tel in this city Bishop Tigert was
pros l rat ed after eooduoting the op-ruin-
session ol the Methodist
conference last Wednesday morn-
ill); and was compelled to take to his
bed at once. Since that time his ill-
MM has increased and his condi-
tion is now considered very grave
by his attending physician Dr. Fred
S. Clinton Dr. Clinton however
hopes that he will succeed in saving
Rev Tigert 's life.
The bishop is suffering from acute
ton si li I is caused by the lodgment of
a small hone in bis throat about ten
days ago. The distinguished divine
was taken ill at Atoka where he was
the guest of Hev. W. D Matthews
paator of the church at that place. He
waa oonaidored too ill to travel at
that time hut insisted on performing
his dul ii's as bishop.
At a late hour last night there was
)in perceptible change in the famous
prelate 'a condition. Dr. Fred s. Clin-
ton the attending physician when
seen by a reporter for the World and
asked I'm- a statement regarding Bish-
op Tiger) ' health said :
"Some daya ago a bone lodged in
his throat. As it was forced into the
tonsil from below in an effort tu
expel it while coughing or strangling
it was impossible lor his pfayiioiam
to locate it for several days and
until after a severe ami extensive sup.
Deration had occurred. Wlhile his coll'1
diton is considered critical his recov
ery is expected."
sick room door. He smilingly refuse.--admittance
to all who seek to see the
bishop ami does it so cleverly that
the visitor is almost as well pleased
a- if lie had talked with the biehop
Rev .Matthews is authority lor the
statement that this conference rep-
rescn i forty thousand people in the
111 state. He eaya that the uni
venal membership of the church ap-
proaches a million ami a half.
Rev Frank Naylor of Pawnee is
a leading candidate for chaplain at
the constitutional convention. Hev.
Naylor is not averse to taking flyers
in polities and says he has pledged
to him already nearly enough votes
The second session of the Indian
Mi-siun conference opened yeeterday
morning at 0 o'clock with Bishop
Key preatding and Rev. Frank Nay-
lor oondneting the opening exercises.
After finishing the routine business
the conference took up the business
in the following order:
(Continued on Page 8.)
John J Tigert was born in Louis-
ville Ky forty-nine years ago att
tended the public schools at that place
and afterwards graduated from Vnn-
derbilt college at Nashville. He en-
tered the ministry at the ago of 19
years. He was for years a professor
in Vanderbilt university. During a
long and useful life he held many pro-
minent charges in various place in
the United States among which was
the church at Kansas City Mo. He
was editor of the Methodist Hevicw.
puhliabed at Nashville Tenn. for
In May 1 ). ev. Tigert was elect-
ed bishop by 4 lie Alabama conference
whic'i met at Birmingham. He was
chosen on the Bra) ballot. He is a
son-in-law of Bishop McTeyre the
matriarch of the Methodist Kpisco-
pal Church South who for thirty
years was a bishop in the church.
The conference was marked yes-
terday by the arrival here of Dr. W.
i;. Lambert of Kaabvilte. Tenn.. the
'secretary of the missions of the
church throughout tin' world and Dr.
V. F. McMurray of Louisville sec
retary id' church extension Dr.
V. B. Palmore editor of the' St .
Louis Christian Advocate the official 1
paper of the Missouri and Illinois
conferences is also in the city hav-j
in- arrived yesterday. Dr. McMurray
was taken seriously ill shortly aftcitj
reaching Tulsa ami is dined to hi
rooms in the Roblneon. He was to
have sMiken yesterday but was too
The speakers during yesterday and
last night were Captain A. B. Me-
Kennou Kev. B. ICt Sweet and Dr.
W. B. Palmore.
PROCEEDINGS TO DISSOLVE
Case is of Wide-Spread Importance
Criminal Prosecution of Company's
Officers Begun In Ohio.
St. Louis Mo. Nov. 15. The
Qnited Stales government today made
an initial move to dissolve the Stand-
ard Oil so-called monopoly by filing
in the United States district court in
St. Lottie a petition in equity against
i he Standard Oil Company of Nev
Jersey and its seventy constituent
corporation and partnerships and
seven defendants including .John D.
Rockefeller and Wm. Rockefeller
nsking that that combination be de-
clared unlawful and in the future
be enjoined from entering into any
contract or combination in restraint
of trade. Suit is brought under the
Sherman nnli-trust act which the
Standard and its constituent com
panies and seven individual defend-
ant! are charged with violating. In
a formal statement by Attorney Gen-
eral Moody be says that criminal
prosecution is reserved for future
Frank B Kellogg of St. Paul
NEW METHODIST MINISTER
Rev Fred S. Hart appointed pastor of the Meth-
odist Fpiscopal chili ch in this city at the recent confer-
ence here will arrive with his wile and family from
Oakland Val. today. Rev Hart's flral sermon in
Tulsa will he pleached next Sunday morning in the tnag-
nifloenl church edifice of which he will have charge until
changed by another conference. Tin ngregatioii is
preparing to give him a royal welcome today.
Hev. Hart has been pastor of one of the leading
Methodist churches in Oakland the aristocratic suburb
of San Francisco. lie is described as a speaker of un-
usual force and was selected by Bishop llerry out of ids
wide acquaintance a- the one best fitted for a charge of
the Importance of Tulsa.
tilled with tears likewise the eyes of
the ones who had gathered near.
Every Indian joined in the songs
with a will and for half an hour the
Rev. W. D. Matthews pastor of
the Afoka church came to Tulsa with
Bishop Tigert and is guard nt the
NEIiRO SROT TO DEATH
100 MEN SURROUND SLAYER
In Attempting to Escape He Was Rid-
dled With Bullots.
Asheville N. C Nov. 1.1.--Wjl'
Harris the negro who killed two
Aahevillfl policemen and three negroc
Tuesday night was shot by a posse
of men today near Fletcher about ten
miles south of Asheville. At eight
o'clock this morning word was reoeiv
ed that the negro bad been discov-
ered in a barn near Fletcher and aid
was requested. A hundred men left
Asheville on horseback and surround-
ed the barn. Fire was opened nn
the negro who attempted to escape
returning the shots until he was
Minn. special assistant to Moody
brought the petition to St. Louis.
The document was filed with clerk of
the United States circuit court by
the government's local representative
United Stales District Attorney D
I'. Dyer and special counsel Kellogg.
After tiling of petition Judgea W. II.
Sanborn an. I F.lmer B. Adams of the
United States circuit court of np-
pi'uls upon petition issifed an order
granting federal ollieers authority lo
Immediate serve notice upon those
defendants who are not residents of
the judicial district in which suit
ha- I n tiled.
Investigation into method! pursued
by the Standard Oil Company began
early in 1905 and results were laid
before Congress last May by Presi-
dent Roosevelt who accainpanicil the
report by a special method denounc-
ing the apparent methods pursued.
President Roosevelt asserted at the
time that suils would be instituted
in (be U. 6. courts to abolish the
combination and the fllimr of the suit
today makes the initial step. The de-
fendants are entitled lo one mouth
in which fo enter their appearance
ami sixty days in which to file answer
to allegation in petition. They also
have option of filing demurer to bill.
Criminal Prosecution Next.
Findlay Ohio Nov. 16. Criminal
prosecution of the highest officers of
the Standard Oil Company will be
the next move of Prosecutor David
according to a statement made by
him this afternoon
David says he believes he has suffi-
cient evidence to warrant him in
bringing all of the officers and di-
rectors of controlling corporations
Standard Oil Company of New ersey
before the court .lohn D. Archhobl.
Henry II. Rogers ami William A.
Rockefeller lire among those men-
tioned by 'he prosecutor in connection
with fhe Infest move. David has or-
dered llie grand jury held in service
till end of term with a view of bring-
ing this new action He also Inti-
mated that there would be further
probing info charges of the alleged
bribery of members of the petit jury
in the recent Standard Oil trial here
on which juror Meyers made stote-
ment to court yesterday
SEXTO-GENARIAN WIPES FLOOR
HIS AGE NOT ENERVATING
A BIG ROAD FOR TULSA
THE LINE MAY COME THROUGH
Pryor Creek is advertising for a
jeweler. In setting forth the advan-
tage! of the town a dnily newspaper
says t lint is all that is necessary lo
make happiness complete. "No cheap
.lohn wanted" runs the appeal.
FIRE AT RED FORK DESTROYS COT-
TON GIN - LOSS NEARLY $4000
Fire early yesterday morning al-1
most totally destroyed the cotton gin
nt Red Fork occasioning a loss of
between three and four thousand dol-
lars which is practically covered byj
insurance. About .fifteen thousand
dollars worth of cotton is said t have
been destroyed. The lire broke out
shortly after I'.' o'clock Wednesday
Oight and people returning from
Wed Fork yesterday said that in the
morning some of the bales of cotton
were Mill smoldering. The cause of
the fire is unknown.
1. D. IWlittle a fanner living
in the vicinity of Red Fork had just
recently taken churgc- of 4ie gin
w hieh is ow I by a company. Mr.
Doolittle's personal loss is said to
be about four hundred dollars.
Trans Continental Railway From Da-
kota to the Gulf.
Yankton S. D Nov. Ifi. United
States Senator flnmble. one of the in-
corporators of the Yankfon and
Southern Railway which filed articles
at Pierre this week says the project
cotntcmplales the building of n rail-
road from here to the (lulf of Mexi-
co. He declares that men of capital
are behind the enterprise and Hint
it is nraelically an assured success.
The senator refused lo say that
any railroad company is buck of the
scheme but judical ions point strongly
to it being a flrenl Northern irojeel.
E. B. Weitzel Though Burdened With
Years Cleans Up Boisterous Lodger
Who BccomcB Insulting.
Although F. B. Weitzel proprietor
nf the Alcorn hold has never drawn
a pension from the government for
war services during his youth his
battling record since reaching a good
old age cut il led him to a front rank
in the ball of valor. Mr. Weitzel
has turned fifty-nine years but in
the last two months tins personally
conducted two amateur pugilistic en-
counters emerging victoriously in
both instances. The first incident 00-
eured early in the month of October
at which time Mr. Weitzel cleaned
up two negroes who were in his em-
ploy for offering impudent words In
him in connection arith affairs about
the house. A witness to this engage-
ment stntes thai for about eighty
seconds the wool Hew in every direc-
tion but notwithstanding the odds
against him the doughty sexagen-
arian came out without a scratch.
Wednesday night a man by the
name of II. M. Morgan accompanied I
by a man and wife by the nam! of
Jones who regiitered from Ramona
obtained rooms at the Alcorn. It ap
pears that the three imbibed too J
freely from a bottle which it i- sai l
was furnished bv Morgan. Along In
the wee small hours the trio became
boisterous and woke the sleepers in
the vicinity of their rooms. At the
first outbreak thev were asked by
the clerk to ipilct down. This in-
junction they did not heed and con-
tinuing their earouaei awakened Mr.
Weilel. He inn liately marched
to their rooms and ordered thim OUl
of the house. In tl Illcc below
Morgan lingered and abusing tin
clerk roundly told what he was go
ing to do to Weitzel when the latter
should show himself. Weitzel in bis
stocking feet was standing at the
head of I he stairs on the second floor
landing ami heard the dire threat. He
came down Hie steps four al a lime
and sailed Into Morgan That indi-
vidual although a young ami strep-
ping specimen of humanity was soon
shown to be no match for Weitzel
who knocked him down picked him
up knocked him down again and re-
pealed the dose until he grew weary
of well doing Al the close he tele-
phoned police headquarter! and had
Morgan arrested for disturbing the
In poll) uut yesterday morning
Morgan gu vc bond for bis appearance
next Monday afternoon and was
taken in charge by friends who
nursed him through a sore and troub-
lous day. By the application of
much beefsteak ami the multi-hyper-dermic
injection of sedatives Morgan
was finally brought nut of bis trance.
Morgan is an oil man from Musko-
Lrce. The .Jones' who npcar to be of
good reputation are said to live on a
farm near Kamoiia. Morgan it is said
was negotiating with them on an nil
OLD MEMORIES RECALLED.
"In Old Kentucky'' Stirred the Blue
"in old Kentucky" at the Qrand
last tllghf was so genuinely Kentucky-
like throughout thai many former re
aidants of "Old Ken tuck" who wen
in the house gave vent in loud ohOBBJ
to their bunting enthusiasm nt sigbl
of the old 'ionic "hi Old Kentiiky"
is one of the prettiest and most f'as-
oinating shows thai has apearcd this
season. is so delightfully charm
ing in every particular (hat the pulse
heals in rhythm with every lino
spoken. The I se was packed and
every one went away feeling that
I hey had been well repaid for the ev-
EXECUTIVE MUST ANSWER TO
EXTORTION IS COARGED
The business men of Tulsa
will have two factory proposi-
tions before Ihcm tonight at
the Commercial club. F.aeli is
worth far more than it costs
but neither of l em can be se-
cured for Tulsa without hard
work. Kvcry man in this city
who is willing to work for a
dinner pail brigade for Tulsa
is urged to he present at 7lK)
o'clock this evening. K. T
A Pathetic Scene.
A scene thai bordered on the pa
thetie was enacted in front of the
fliand opera house yesterday after
noon. No conference session was in
progress but here and there were
gathered knots of ministers discuss
ing their work and hopea.
From a little group near (he front
entrance arose tb! song of hymns
sung in flic language of the Hodmen.
Ravi Clark ami Met liven for several
years missionaries among the Apaches
Comanebea and Kiowas had gather-
ed about them several of the Indian
delegates ami together they were
praising the Lord with song. Among
the Indians srai Rev. bfoty Tiger the
last chaplain of the House of Wnr
rinrs ol the Creek 'if His mind
apparently dwell mi the memory of
William Jirahoy last chaplain of the
reek House of Kings and himself a
member of Kb! Indian mission. As
tl Id Indian chaplain sang his eyes
A FATAL GIN DISASTER
POUR KILLED BY EXPLOSION
Grand Jury Returns Give Indictmonts
Against Political Leader Rouf
and the City's Chief Official.
San Francisco Nov. IS Today
the grand jury brought live indictment-
against Fiigene Schmidt and
Abraham Unci' on the charge of ex-
tortion On each charge hail was
lixi'd al 10000 and bond at .1000.
The first alleged crime was in con-
nection with the Poodle Dog restaur
an and the indictment rcciles that
Ruef ami Schmidt demanded money
from the proprietor Tony Bunco. As
I he demand was made it is said oil
Iwo occasions two indictments were
returned. Kxtoplion is believed lo havi
I ii practiced upon Fd Marehand
the proprietor of Marchand's restaur-
ant and is the basis of two more in-
dictments. The demand made upon
loc Malfanti another restaurant man
is the alleged offense upon which the
fifth and last indictment is made.
The Indictment! were returned
(Continued on Page 8.)
EXPLOSION KILLS EIGHT
Accident Near Fort Smith RcbuUs
Fori Smith Ark. Nov. 16.- Word
was received here tonight I lint four
men were killed and a score were in-
jured by fhe explosion of a boiler at
a cotton gin at Caulksville Ark. to-
.lohn (lilberl owner of gin.
(ieorge Marshall Onirics White
William H. Bell.
It is reported that some of the in-
jured arc fatally hurt.
You Will Havo to Buy a Horse.
We will give you the buggy No-
vember 89) nt the opcrn house.
DISASTER IN LIME QUARRY
Two Americans and Six Mexicans
Blown to Death.
Douglass Ariz. N'ov. 1'). -Two
Americans and six Mexicans were
killed by u premal'ire explosion nt a
III piarry nine miles east of Doug-
las at !i o'clock today. Dead Amcri-
Sam Steele Victor Shell both of
The names of the Mexicans are not
known. Mr. Samuel brother in-law
of Shell was badly crushed anil is
not expected lo recover.
Several boxes of giant powder were
being loaded into drill hides when the
cYplosjon oeenred throwing hundreds
of ton of rock upon I he workmen. The
ipiarry is one at which lime nick is
obtained for the smelters in this city.
A gang of men was sent out from the
smellers in Ibis city to dig uut the
ACTION BROUGHT AOAINST THE
MEMBERS OF DAWES
INI1END0S AGAINST BIXRY
Sonatc Committee Holds Threo Im-
portant Sessions at Muskogoe.
Muskogco Is a Miniature.
Special lo the World.
Muskogee Nov. l.". Charges of
suppressing tin- records and discrim-
inating against attorneys were tiled
tonight before the senate investigat-
ing committee againal William 0.
Beall chief clerk of the Dawes com-
mission in this city. The charges
were brought by Attorneys Lm and
franklin of Ardmore and Van Hulso
of Tishomingo. The charge! also by
inuendo involve Commissioner Tama
Bixby. Webster Bellinger a promin-
ent lawyer newspaper man ami Wash
ington correspondent is conducting
Hm' examination in behalf of the
Bellinger aliened rJaal and
Bixby were dcihcratcly rewponjuile
for wrongful enrollment as negro
freedmen of about two thousand per-
sons of mixed negro ami Indian blood
in the Choctaw and Chickasaw na-
tions. These freedmen get only forty
acres of laud as against IlL'll acres of
land and participation in tb! tribal
fund allowed Indian citizens.
The charges contain the statement
that Beall left the olliee of Bixby and
held employment with a laud llrui at
South MeAlester giving the firm in-
side information that was used
againaf Ballenger'a client! and that
aflcrward Beall resumed a position
under Bixby. Hixby and Beall deny
There were three session of the hear
ing by the committee today a morn-
ing afternoon and evening session.
The committee met this morning in
the Chamber of Commerce room at 0
o'clock with Senators Clark of Wy-
oming Tidier of Colorado Brandngo
and I niig present fhe morning waa
spent in the examination of educa-
tional affairs. .1. D. Benedict rape
Intendent of territorial schools and
Superv isors Reihl addressed the com-
mit tee .1. . Mcintosh an Indian pro-
fessor from Checotah also took part
in the hearing.
In the afternoon there was a gen-
eral discussion dosie Wood of Fort
(lilison took up a great part of the
afternoon on a personal grievance in-
volving a tnwnsite.
The evening session opened up on
the subject of restrictions. The com-
mittee is painstaking and the hearing
is very informal.
The Turner hotel tonight had the
appearance of a scene in Washing-
ton. The lobbies were crowded with
well dressed business men who con
gregated from all purls of the terri-
tory and the presence of the United
Stales senators gave a very distin-
guished tinge tn the atmosphere.
The hearing tomorrow will be on
the alienation of laud practically a
resumption of the restrictions mat-
ter. Tomorrow night the case of
Beall will agani command the atten-
tion of the committee.
CHANGE IN COFFEE KITCHEN.
J. D. Kirk Buys Popular First Street
Former Policeman .1. D. Kirk has
purchased the Coffee i Kitchen the
popular Firsl si reel restaurant and
will lake possession tomorrow. The
house will be under the management
of .lames Oouden who has been con-
nected with the place since early last
summer. Of the old proprietors Mr.
Becmal will return to Cambridge 0.
his ohi home while Mr. Wharton
will remain in Tulsa.
The World has printed a few extra copies of this morning's. IMM in order tbst the visiting
ministers may send their families and friends n correct report of the daily events of the confcrci
NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILWAY CON-
VICTED OF GRANTING SUGAR REBATES
New York Nov. 1.1. The New York
Central and Hudson river railroad
company was convicted in the United
Slates circuit court today of grunt-
ing a rebate of i20.000 to the Ameri-
can sugar refinery company and the
trial of the latter company for hav-
ing accepted that sum as rebates will
begin tomorrow in the same court.
The jury was out about two hours
and Immediately upon announcement
of its verdict of "guilty" counsel
for the defendant company moved to
set nside the verdict which .lodge
Holt promptly denied. When the
court met today Joseph II. Choate
counsel for defendant company moved
to dismiss the indictment and upon
its denial bv Judge Holt he entered
upon a long argument lor the defense.
BUil "in ciiii 'Milium ii.
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1 annus iiettnnn mug ompany.
-MillMi t it "llow Hi lira lur Malum
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