Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 187, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 22, 1916 Page: 1 of 10
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VOL. XI NO. 187
Sentiment in Germany Is
Against Retracting From
Fixed Submarine Policy
Little Hope That Teutons Will Oo Length Demanded by
the United States Despite Fact That Universal De-
sire Is to Keep on Good Terms With Americans.
NOTE WILL BE FORWARDED NEXT WEEK
'Ambassador (ierard Is Expected to Keep in Touch With
(iovernmcnt Here and to Xotiffy Officials Kegarding
Views Taken bv (ierman Leaders and Officials.
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2:21 a. in. Nothing
of the receipt of the American note to (lermany concern-
ing Germany's submarine warfare. Xo expression !
opinion is obtainable from the foreign office where ab-
solute reticence is maintained.
Xcither the note nor any reference to it has been pub-
lished in Cicrmanv and there is no intimation as yet when
the note will be made public. The celebrations or Holy
week and of the Eastertide therefore are proceeding un-
disturbed by any knowledge of foreign complications.
The ministers and other officials who were entitled to
it. received-a copy of the note this morning and were
engaged during the day in studying the document.
As far as the Associated Press has been made ac
quainted with the sentiment
be wrong to regard the situation as anything hut ex-
tremelv grave. The note probably will be answered some-
time next week after serious consideration has been
given the American contention but there is little hope
that any answer can go to the length demanded by. the
Washington government despite the fact that the gov-
ernment desires to maintain good relations with the
The sentiment is against
Germany's submarine campaign to say nothing of aban
WASHINGTON April 21. Ambas-
sador Gerard ut Berlin .allied the
stale department today that he had
delivered the Ameriean note on sub-
marine warfare to the Herman for-
eign offiee at 4:30 o'clock yesterday
Secretary Lansing Raid later ho had
not been advi.sed just when a reply
mlRht bo forthcominK. Other olficialH
however imlieateil they expected It by
the middle of next week.
AmliasMador tierafd in known to
have entered into a brief conversation
with foreign Minister von Jajtow aft-
er deliverinK the commiiniotl(m. ' Al-
though the contents of n second mes-
sage received late from Mr. Oernrd
were closely guarded It In understood
tlini o.e Ambassador informed the de-
apartment that he had been assured
Immediate consideration would be
given to the note.
It became known tonight that sev
eral messages have been received from
Ambassador Gerard during the past
duy or so. It was stilted authoritative-
ly however that they transmitted
only expressions of editorial opinion
froin Uermun newspapers. These
editorial excerpts were closely ex-
amined by officials In an attempt to
gnin some understanding' of the state
of German public opinion.
Dispatches from the ambassador are
looked for momentarily to Rive def-
inite Information renardlntr the views
of German officials the manner In
which the note was received and fore-
casts of the action which will be tak-
en by the German government In re-
sponse to the demand of the United
States that It declares and effects an
fhandonment of the present methods
of conductlm submurino warfare.
Count von Ilernstorff the German
ambassador was not In WashlnRton
today. He left curly this morning on
a week-end trip. He is not expected
to return to tho capltol until Monday
unless dispatches of an Important na-
ture beurltiK on the submarine Issue
should be received before then.
The German embassy is Bending In-
formation dispatches to Herlln. The
majority so fur have contained inter-
pretations of publ'c and offic'.ul opin-
ion and the a in bi.ssn dor's own views
on tho situation. It Is known that
Count von liernstorff has strongly rec-
ommended to his government that It
- modify submarine warfare as to
Tbinu It withl-i what the Inlted
States regards to be the law.
FRENCH SAY NOTE A
PARIS April 21. The comment of
the French press on President Wll-
Von's address to congress may be
summed up In these words which the
Petit Parislen prints In large type as
a heading over tho text of the speech:
'Never have tho head of a state
pronounced such grave words against
a stale with which It was not at war."
The president's address hag made a
deep Impression In Franco. All the
newsnauers irlve It the place of honor.
rjt overshadows the r.rltish cabinet
Hisis and even the arrival of nussian
forces at Marseilles
The speech Is not merely a formal
Injunction the Petit Parislen says; It
is a closely knit and stern Indictment
iii-nnnuni.pri in the name of all neu
trals "agulnst German barbarity and
(Via London April 22.
has vet developed as a result
in higher ouarters it would
any further weakening of'
WHO r'AX TfiU. Wlf AT
MIGHT OCPl It?
P.OSTON. Mass. April 21. The
submarine L-3. one of the largest
submersibles In the I'nlted States
navy was formally delivered to the
government by her builders the Fore
Ulver Shipbuilding corporation at
the Churlestown navy yards today and
Immediately placed In commission.
ThP seven vessels of this class each
with a cruising- radius of 6600 miles
will be In service I y July 1. the build-
ROSTON. Ma-s. April 21. Seven
thousand bluejackets at the Charles-
town navy yard were put In overalls
today to muke the thirty war vessels
in the harbor ready for sea at the
earliest possible hour. It was au
thoritatively stated that virtually
everv ship will be at the top notch
of efficiency In 15 days.
The vessels to be overhauled in
elude six battleships with a total of
about five thousand c fflecrs and men
ten torpedo boat destroyers three
icout cruisers one submarine and sev
eral auxiliary ships.
WASHINGTON 1. Orders to
speed up repair and overhaul work
on vessels of the Atlantic fleet havo
been sent to the commanders of the
various navy yards by Secretary
In case of labor shortage the com-
mandants are Instructed to expedite
the work by employing the ships per
The move was explained as a pre
paredness test" the execution of
which 'would Illustrate how quickly
the vessels could be restored to nor
Dial condition after their strenuous
winter operations and placed In read!
ness for the battle practices and man
clivers beginning May 20.
BIRMINGHAM Ala. April 21.
The American Hardware Manufac-
turers association In session here to-
day adopted a resolution pledging
President Wilson the support of the
organization In the present crisis.
Au.liling County's nooks.
Speriil to Th World.
MIAMI Okla.. April St. E. M.
Landrum of Tahlequah is in Miami
this week auditing tho books of the
OCKVV 1KIRAXK TAKKH
DROP ON HKKIS OF NOT
WASHINGTON. April 21
Reductions In ocean Insurance
rates generally and an Increase
In rates on cargoes to far east
ern ports routed through the
Suez canal were announced
today by the government war
risk bureau. Rates between
I'nlted States ports and bel-
ligerent ports of western Eu-
rope are lowered from 26
cents on tho 1100 to 16 cents.
Fifteen -Year-Old Boy Finds it Easy
to Purchase a Revolver in New York
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NHW VOKK. April 1 The case
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even by children was demonstrated toduy In the case of lii-ycar-old lohn
Aglietti. The tioy Is being held by the Chlldien's s.iciety as a witness
uguinst Klisio Krogoli. who conducts r motion picture theater.
Kregoli is charged with having admitted minors unaccompanied by
adults to his theater. When Investigators for the Children's society wert
to his place they found the Aglietti boy there. The invcstigutui claim thai
they f.iun.l a .;JS-caliiier revolver in a hotter which tho boy nad fastenod
on a heavy leather belt aro.ind his body.
Tho boy told them that ho had bought the revolver in a store near hH
homo. He said that the clerk In the store did not oven qtieslu n hltn wlicc
he sul.l ho wanted a "big gun a regular gun."
COMING TO TULSA?
Important Project Is An-
nounced by Government
lion rd of Engineers.
MET HERE FRIDAY
Local Member Says This Is
Ideal Location for a
THAT the government Is looking
with longing eyes on Tulsa as
ii site for the erection of a large
ammunition plant was the declaration
made by the board of consulting en-
gineers named recently by the naval
committee on preparedness to repre-
sent Oklahoma at their meeting held
In this city yesterday to perfect an
M. M. Valerius member of the
hoard and at whose offices In the
Clinton building the meeting was held
announced thut the proiect to have
the plant located here had already
(Continued on Page Two.)
WONDERFUL PICTURE OF TULSA
The World tomorrow will publish a new and exclusive
panoramic photograph of the business district of Tulsu. It
is truly a remarkable photograph made from the roof of
the Mayo building at Fifth and Main and takes in all the
new skyHcrapers including the Gallais building. This pic-
ture will prove conclusively to the outsider that Tulsa is
the fastest growing city in the world. If you would like
to send a few copies of the Sunday World to your friends
you should order them before 6 o'clock tonight as the edi-
tion will be limited. Place your order with your news
dealer or the circulation department of The World before
you forget it.
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with which small arms may purchi-sod
SPAIN'S TOES HAVE
ALSO BEEN TRAMPLED
Sinking of tlip Vigo Arouses Citlcnry
to Make Public Demonstrations
PARIS April 21. A dispatch to
the Temps from Madrid says that a
meeting which was to hove been
to protest against the torpedoing of
the Spanish steamship Vigo in the
liay of Biscay has been forbidden by
the Spanish government on tho
ground that prudence was essential
under the present disturbed condi-
tions. Leaders of the Republican
Radical and Socialist parties made
arrangements for the meeting. The
Spanish government has received a
number of telegrams of protest to
which It has replied that it Is seeking
unceusingly to obtain satisfaction
from Germany for tho loss of the
Tho German embassy has Issued an
announcement to the effect that the
Vigo was torpedoed because she wus
carrying contraband and that tlmo
was given for the crew to leave tho
MAY MAKE ROBERTS
(Itv JOHN W. FLKNNEU.)
WASIUXGTON. April 21 Unless
the resignation of Owen Owen as In-
dian probate attorney with headquar-
ters at Bartlesvllle Okla. effective
May 1. Is withdrawn In the meantime.
Congressman Davenport has recom-
mended the appointment of Attorney
James P. Roberts of Nowata as Mr.
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APRIL 22 11)10
Gigantic Oil Corporation
Formcdby Harry Sinclair
With $50000000 Capital
WILL BE FOURTH
LARGEST IN THE
To Combine Production of
Cudahy Chanule ami
DEAL IS COMPLETED
Five Leading New York
JJanks Wit U Tulsa .Man
Ity J. A. M KEKVKIt!
FIRM VI'loN uf a gigantic oil cor-
poration for tho purpos of pro-
ducing refining and marketing cru.lo
oil and Its products wus announced
li.ro yesterday by II. F. Sinclair
wealthy oil producer and former base-
ball niamuilc on bis return I ruin
New York city wh.ro he had been
for several weeks. The new company
which will bo beaded by Mr. .Sinclair
lias u capital stock of J r(i.iHI(liiiiu ami
will be known as the Sinclair oil Re-
fining company. Sir. Sinclair is pres-
ident of tlic coipoiatinli.
Willi physical assets of over laS-
IIIHUioi) this company takes its po-
sition as one of 1 1n- lour largest oil
cm porai Ions In Hie I'mted States
i ho new company will combine tho
production il the Sinclair Oil com-
pany and possibly other well-known
pio.liicing linns with the production
pipe lines and plants of three ot the
largest independent refining com-
pnnlcM In the west accoiding to re-
ports u hi. ii while not nut h.u i.ed by
the organizer are iiiiuoubtniily true.
1 he three refining companies which
have gone into the lieu combination
are tho Cudahy Chanule un.l Millkin
refining companies. 1 lie physicul
properties of the new corporation to
ttuii with will have ut a very eon-
M'rv.'itivo calculation a value of $!5-
010 000. The new company will be
the largest strictly Independent oil
concern In this country.
Mr. Sinclair returned to Tulsa at
noon yesterday from New York
(Continued on Page Two.)
BIG FIGHT COMING
ON GYPSY LEASES
Department Almost Sure to
Oppose Approval of
(Jypsy Osage Leases.
Do Xot Believe Big Leases
Brought Anything Like
Their Real Value.
DECLARING thut he was still of
tho opinion that the depart-
ment would not approve tho Gypsy
Oil company's leases owing to the
fact that there was no bid on one of
the tracts and Oio bids on the other
two were pitifully small J. George
Wright left I'awhuska yesterday aft-
ernoon for Washington taking with
him the bids made by the various
operators at tho famous auction sale
While .Mr. Wright slated he was not
qualified to speak uuthoritutively for
the department his own personal
opinion was to the effect that the
Gypsv oil company's stand to the ef-
fect that In the ubsence of a bid tho
leases would remain In the possession
of tho present lessees would not he
sustained by the secretary of the In-
terior. Mr. Wright pointed out that In the
advertisement covering the bidding
the secretary reerved tho right to re-
ject anv or all bids and based his con-
clusion on that clause in the adver-
t'semcnt. Fight Is Brewing.
There is no question but tho Gypsy
Oil company will make a determined
effort to force Secretary Ine to ap-
prove Its leases In case he refuses to
do so. And ut this time it appears
us though the the matter will have to
bo decided In the courts If Secretary
Line does make such refund I and the
matter cannot be ctmnrlscd In any
The scene at the agency yesterday
morning while lacking the speetacu-
lar feature that characterized the
sale was still animated enough to at-
tract attetnlon for all of the success-
ful bidders wero there to deposit their
certified checks to the amount of 20
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Tulsa Magnate Who
Oil Deal in History
HARRY F. SINCLAIR.
REPUGNANT TO JAPS
OW'er Further Object ion to
of Pending Bill.
EXPECT NO TROUBLE
Wilson Will Confer With
Senate and House to
VVrASIIINUToX April 21. Japan
w hus renewed her objection to
provisions In tho pending Immigration
bill which are construed us virtually
enacting Into law tho celebrated
Root-Tukuhiru agreement for the re
striction of liiimlgrutiun to thu United
States and including Japanese with
Hindus In an excluded class.
The administration It wus said to-
duy fears no difficulty In arranging
the terms or the bill so as to avoid
wounding Ju panes... feeling und to
that end President Wilson soon will
confer with house and senate leaders.
Viscount Chimin tho Japanese am-
bassador who already has left two
memorandums with the state depart-
ment on tho subject conferred today
with President Wilson by appoint
mcnt which was made ten days ago
The administration while realizing
the extent of Asiatic exclusion senti
ment in the Pacific coast states s do
scribed as fully sensible of the dls
advantage of ugitutlng the long stand-
ing controversy with Japan and is
confident thut the situation can be
smoothed out satisfactorily to all in-
terests. Japan's revival of the question ut
this time attracted much interest in
the capital but it wus pointed out
that her representations could scarce-
ly be delayed if it were desired to do
so because the bill u I ready lias
passed the house and has been report-
ed to the senate for passage.
Although tho senate Immigration
committee made some changes In
phraseology the terms of the exclu-
sion section still are offensive to the
XATIOXAI.iy.i:i HANKS Ml ST PAY.
Can't Ivtrapo Obligation of Bank
.Special to The World.
OKLAHOMA CITY. April 21.
Preparation is being made by the attorney-general's
office to bring suit
against the banks which formerly
were state bunks but nationalized to
escape obligations of the bank guar-
anty fund. There are something like
two hundred of these banks which
owe a portion of the assessment that
hud been placed against them before
they nationalized. A decision of the
supreme court held that such unpaid
portion of the assessment was a
debt against the bunk and that re-
covery of it could be made by the
state by bringing snilt uguinst the
bunk. Nearly JtiOO.000 is Involved
which when collected will be placed
in the guaranty fund and will almost
put that fund on a cash basis as
there are now little more than t"00-
000 total warrant Indebtedness against
Minn This Time.
WASHINGTON April 21. The
American consul ut Lisbon reported
today that the Norwegian steamer
Terjeviken which sunk on April IS
off Lisbon harbor struck a flouting
mine and that all on board wore
buved Including two Americans.
Take) Tlielr Medicine.
BATON ROUGi;. La. April 21. As
a sequel to the expulsion from Louisi-
ana State university lust Monday of
12 students convicted of hazing 25
upper classmen tonight admitted they
also were participants In the exploits
and were expelled.
PI I ICE FIVE CENTS
Balked in Pursuit of Wilv
Bandit; Scott and Fun-
ston Hold Confab.
TO OBTAIN RESULTS
Carranza Will Kindly Ten
der Railroads for Troops
SAN ANTONIO April 21. Major.
General Iliiub I. Scut r.iiL.f tlt
staff of the United Slues urmv. and
Major-Gcneral I'unslon in charge of
operations along the frontier and In
.Mexico persollully discussed tulliulit
the problems that have grown out of
tho punitive expeditions in pursuit of
I'ratielsco Vlllu. General Scott ar
rived from 'Washington tonight and
was met by General Kiinston the two
going immediately to General Fun-
ston's heud.iuaiiers at Fort Sam
Gcnerul Scott professed not to know
whether tho American troops were to
ho recalled without having captured
Villa. lie was sent burn l.i Um.t.ninir
of War Raker to discuss the situation
in detail with General Funston and to
make to the secretary u personul re-
port. General Scott does not intend going
to El Paso or Columbus.
SAX ANTONIO. April 21. Wheth-
er radical developments In the Mexi-
can situation is made curly next week
will depend upon how complete Gen-
em! Hugh L. Scott chief of staff re-
gards tho Information that General
Kunston Is able to lay before him and
upon (lie time it will require Secre-
tary linker after General Scott ren-
dies his report to decide upon some
new course of action officers here
are convinced that General Scott soon
will admit the futility of continuing
tiie pursuit of Villa under the existing
It is believed ut departmtMital ehud-
quarters that the investigation Gen-
eral Sc. it has been usked to make
will not keep him here more than a
nay or two at most since there are in
tho possession of Major ll.ilvern Ilill-
I allium. General Funston's chief of
staff tho details of tho records or
the campaign since the troops crossed
lino Mexico opposite Columbus N. M..
and this was subject to General Scott's
inspection toniuht. If he decides to
go to the border however another
day will be consumed In travel and
that much more delay made In tho
lo. Ision of the secretary of war.
General Pershing's armv continued
its inactivity today awaiting instruc-
tions from Gcnerul Funston which
be was unable to give pending the
'termination and announcement ot
the administration's policy regarding
the punitive expedition. Socretury
linker's assertion that there had been
no change in this respect and that the
pursuit of Vlllu would be continued
was luk.n by military men to reflect
the wishes of the administration but
unless important changes in tactics
are used the continuation of the pur-
suit of Villa cannot be cfficlentlv
continued they declare. The wur de-
partment bus been lully informed on
this phase of tho situation by General
General Pershing made a brief
report today to General Funston in-
forming him of the positions of troops
but no mention of activities either by
(Continued on Page Two.)
BY ROAD OFFICIALS
Higher Wage and Shorter
Hours Program Brings
NF.W YORK April 21 Presidents
or other executive officers ot
the railroads In nil three territories
affected by the demands of tho
brotherhoods of railway employes for
higher wages and an eight-hour day
met here today to make preliminary
arrangements for the coming nego-
tiations with the executives of the
brotherhoods for a settlement of the
A committee consisting of the sec-
retaries of tho three groups of rail-
way managers John C. Wnlber of
the eastern road's; J. W. Hlggins of
the western and C. R. Nelll of the
southwestern was appointed to meet
the officers of the brotherhoods to
arrange for a time and place for car-
rying on negotiations. It was thought
likely that either New York or Chi-
cago would suit the wishes of both
The demands of the employes wer
presented to the railroads individually
on April 1 with the request that the
roads Join in settling the questions st
issue collectively. They were given
until April 29 to make a reply jvhlch
is expected to be soon forthcinning.
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