Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 220, Ed. 1 Monday, April 30, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL. XII NO. 220
TULSA OKLAHOMA MONDAY ATRIL 30 1917
PRICK 5 CENTS
Lll I -W- i i I llff
Tulsa Workingmen Believe It
Would Help Solve the High
Living Cost Problem.
MAYOR PROMISES SUPPORT
City Will Be Asked to Vote
Quarter of Million in Bonds
For New Project.
Mayor John II. Simmons will lie
asked within I lie week to Include in
the fiirt hcimilng bond election of more
the n $1000000 $2"iO.Ui0 as un ad-
ditional item for the erection in this
city of u munlcipul cold storage plant
where the laboring iniin und (he
farmer may place their products and
food stuff dtiniiK the .irasnlls and
hold it until it Ik needed. The mayor
also will he asked to net aside a por-
tion of u downtown street or vacant
site of mound to he used us a wagon-
market site for the use of the farmer!)
und tru-l. gardeners.
At n mass meeting held yesterday
afternoon at 'i o'clock in Convention
hall under the auspices of the Tulsa
Trades and l.alior council and at-
tended hy more than six hundred per-
sons a committee was appointed to
present a petition to the mayor and
hoard of city commissioners askiiiK
hlni Vj place before the people of Tulsa
a bond issue of t.Mi.tXMj for the pur-
pose of electing a municipal colli
Time lo Act .Now.
"The time has arrived" declared
Kil Warren secretary of the 'council
"when the people of this community
must have some way to protect them-
selves against the ma nipulation of the
markets and the advancing prices of
foodstuff. With a municipal cold
storage plant the farmers could bring
their products to Tulsa place them
in storage and give the local working
men an opportunity to purchase a
dollar's worth of food for $1 instead
of purchasing 2ii cents worth of food
for $lus Is now the case.
"Tile working man too could go on
The market in the spring and purchase
eggs and butter and others products
at a reasonable price ami then place
them In storage. Mis cost of storage
would not amount to one-half the
profit the Jobbers are making now
and It would solve one of the greatest
problems now confronting the work-
ing men as well us the retailers."
I.iirnhiirl Is Talker.
The meeting was called to discuss
ways und means of combating the
high cost of living and every way
and mcu-is which could be suggested
to gain this end was ihc subject of
thr addrisses by the speakers which
included Dr. 10. K Knrnli.irt. county
farm agent YV. A. Vihu and (. Kd
Doctor Karnhart explained in de-
tail the efforts he was making to en-
courage in the Tulsa county (armors
the planting and conservation of food
crops rind briefly lie told of the work
which had been placed upon his de-
partment by such a campaign.
Following Doctor Karnharl's nd-
address a motion was adopted by
those present at the meeting asking
the city officials to Ret aside a section
Of strict to be used ns market grounds
and pledging moral and financial aid
to Doctor Karnhart in the event the
commission granted this request
To Awaken Farmers.
"We have us much to gain by the
succcssf ill culmination of Doctor
Kainh ti t's works us any class of peo-
ple" declared one of the speakers
CO.NTINl'Kl) ON' PAG K KKillT
TOMMY ATKINS TRIAL
TO OPEN IN MUSKOGEE
Charles Page of Tulsa One of
Persons Involved in Two
Million Dollar Suit.
fipcrinl to Tim World.
Ml'SKOGKK Okla. April 2!.
Whether an estate worth more than
two million dollars is to be divided
among members of the Crick nation
or delivered over to the heirs of one
Tommy Atkins whose existence the
government says is a myth will be
determined this week by Judge Halph
K Campbell in United Stales court
The Tommy Atkins case one of the
most complicated legal questions ever
brought Into a court to be unraveled
is finally set for trial tomorrow morn-
ing after two years of legal sparring
in which various phases of the litiga-
tion have brought to light the enormi-
ty of the task which Is before the law-
yers and Indicate the lin" upon which
the fight for over one million three
hundred thousand dollars In money
and a lease worth another million
will be waged.
In case It is proved that Tommy
was a mythical character then will
arise another big flsht when deter-
mination of what shall be done with
Minnie Atkins allotment comes up for
adjudication. Minnie says that Tom-
my was her son anj that Tommy is
dtCharles Page of Tulsa holds the
lease on Minnie's land and Is under a
1900000 bond to operate It while the
matter is In the courts.
Nearly two score attorneys will rep-
resent the various defendants In the
government's suit. Chief of these Is
Judge C. B. Stunrt of Oklahoma City
who will h ok after Minnie's Interests.
The government will be represented
hy I'nlted States District Attorney W.
V McOinnis and his assistant rul
Pinion- VV. P. Z. German formerly a
special' assistant and now registrar
of the federal land hunk: D. Hayden
Llnebaugh former district attorney
ntiil now special assistant attorney-
general of the United States and It.
C Mien. Creek tribal attorney.
'Volumes upon volumes of type-
written Deposition? bit! departmental
exhibits will ba Introduced in evi-
dence A small army of stenographers
and typists ha been nt work for m
month preparing the vldenc.
U-liOAT CAMPAIGN 1
a IltJ AT Eli SUCCESS
Til A Ar A N TIC IP A TED
AM STK It I AM April 2D. In the first
two mouths of uiitosti allied submarine
warfare shipping to the amount of
more than 1 una. noil tons was sunk by
the (let mans Dr. Karl llelfferich.
Herman secretary of the interior told
the rcio.iistag mam committee yester-
day asserting the submarine campaign
was proving to he a great success lie
"The first month's results excelled
the best results by 25 per cent the
second months hy fU per cent. Kxaet
figures cannot be given but in the
first two months the freight tonnage
sunk exceeded l.iiliu.000 of which
more than 1 out) not) was Hritish.
"rereeption of economic conditions
In Kngland is made difficult by the
fact that the Hritisli government since
the beginning of unrestricted subma-
rine warfare has decided on far-
reaching statistical concealment. Kng-
land could no longer afford the
publicity of the earlier period of the
TO HEAD POLICE
Old Time Deputy Sheriff is
Brought in to Increase
To reorganize the entire police de-
partment of Tulsa ami to answer On-
demands being made by local mer-
chants that their pledges for a better
police department be lived up to.
Commissioner A. I. Funk and Chief of
Police Kd I.. I.ucas have brought to
Tulsa one of the country's greatest ex-
perts in police work to curry on this
At the present time the efficiency
of the department Is not plousttv; to
Commissioner Funk nor is it meeting
with the approval of those merchants
who agreed to the passage of the oc-
cupation license upon the condition
that a department be organized and
maintained which would give them
May llrlng the "Ax."
Whether the man brought here hy
Commissioner Funk will make a
wholesale "cleaning'' at the depart-
ment Is not known to even the mem-
bers of the force who admit that
they do not know Just how matters
will end. It Is probable however thi t
the department will be placed under
the supervision of a "manager" or 'di-
rector" who will to all Intents and
purposes have full control of the de-
partment. Chris Madsen is one of the most fa-
mous deputy I'nlted States marshals
who ever did his best to bring civili-
sation to the old Oklahoma Territory
and is recognized by the department
of Justice nt Washington as one of the
most efficient masters of criminal
records in the country. It Is this for-
mer I'nlted States marshal that Com-
missioner A. I.. Funk has turned to
reorganize the local police department
to increase Its efficiency and to brim
the records of that instiution to their
Tins Made a Kconrtl.
Mr. "Madsen who Is one of the best-
known men among the profession of
men who turn to the detection and de-
tention of criminals was for many
years in his youth a member of-the
Danish army in his native country.
Later he came to the I'nlted States
and saw service with the I'nited States
nrmy during the Indian troubles. After
being discharged from this service he
went to Oklahoma Territory and lo-
cated nt Guthrie where he became as-
sociated with the I'nlted States mar-
shal's office which at that time was
In charge of Wlliam (irlmes.
As a field officer Chris Madsen
made a name for himself In the dis-
play of his bravery utter disregard
for the odds against him when bent
on doing his duty and after many at-
tempts had been made upon his life
he was recalled from I he field and
placed in the I'nlted States marshal's
office. Here he soon won new rec-
ognition by the manner In which he
compiled the hooks of the office.
Stroke for Funk.
According to Horace Speed himself
a pioneer of old Oklahoma Territory
Mr. Madsen Is without a peer In the
country as nn efficiency expert in po-
lice lines and his retention hy Air.
Funk speaks well of the commission-
er's efforts to bring his police depart-
ment up to Its highest state of ef-
ficiency. It Is this mnn Commissioner Kun!i
has selected to aid Chief I.ucas. him-
self a pioneer peace officer In the
management of the police department.
SEEK PROHIBITION IN WAR
Several Governors to Attend Confer-
ence In Washington.
"WASHINGTON Aj'Hl 29 A deter-
mined effort to bring about national
prohibition for the duration of the war
will be launched here tomorrow at a
meeting of representatives of various
political parties and of farmers' or-
ganizations Including several state
governors who will seek to Influence
President Wilson and members of con-
gress. Leaders In the movement have sent
word that an interview with President
Wilson on the question will be held to-
morrow but it was said at the Whit
House tonight no engagement hud
Among the men mentioned as helm?
Interested in the conference tomorrow
are: Governor Harris of 0"orgla
Governor Capper of Kansas Ictor
Murdock and William Allen White of
Kansas Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver
Penntor Cummins of Iowa Henry
Ford Charles Kdward Russell of New
York Senator Smith of South Caro-
lina and Representative Park of Geor-
gia Sends In Naval ItceriiiUt.
CHICAGO April 29. Minneapolis
ranked first In the cities in the central
navy division in the number of re-
cruits obtained In the week ending
last Thrcsday with 433 according to
figures made public here today. Chi-
cago with 328 was second and Kauaw
City Willi I4S wu third.
BATTLE WAGES ON
THREE MILE FRONT
' British Capture German Bar
riers in Stupendous Fight
GAINS DUE TO CANADIANS
Colonial Troops Hold First
Positions Despite Heavy
Fire of Teutons.
Associated Press Summary
The three-mile stretch of territory
from Arleux-en-(!ohelle to Guvrello
still is the scene of great battles for
supremacy between the Hritish and
the (iermans. The Rritisli continue to
hold the advantage.
Another trench system a barrier
to the forward march of Field Mar-
shal llalg's forces toward Douai- has
been taken over a front of a mile in
most sanguinary fighting. The new
position lies south of Oppy and runs
almost to the outskirts of ;arelle.
The liriti.shers went Into the fray
with their usual intrepidity. The Herman.-
resisted strongly but King
George's men would not be denied and
soon drove out the defenders of the
position und entered. Counterattacks
launched by the Germans were un-
availing and at the close of the day
the Hritish were in full possession of
their new gain and In an appreciably
better position than previously for a
continuation of the offensive eastward
toward Don ui.
When dawn broke over the battle-
Held Sunday it found the Canadians
I" Idmg tenaciously to Arleux-en-Gnhello
captured Saturday in a
thrilling battle. Their night had not
been a restful one for the Germans
threw a heavy counterattack against
them that riuired hard work to put
down with rifle and machine gun fire
a task which however the Cana-
dians successfully accomplished in-
flicting heavy casualties upon the Ger-
mans. Berlin has admitted loss to thn
Candlans of Arleux-en-Gohlle and
to other parts of Field Marshal llaig's
army of Oppy and positions near
Gavrolle and Itouex. which are char-
acterized as "advanced positions."
Thousand Germans Prisoners.
The German wax office adds how-
ever that except for Arleux nil posl
lions were regained and the British
suffered extraordinarily heavy losses.
Since the recommencement of tho
offensive Saturday the number of pris-
oners taken by the British has mate-
rially Increased nearly one thousand
Germans having been sent to the pris-
oner cages back of the fighting line up
to Sunday evening.
Al'.ho unofficial advices are to the
effect that Itoeux is the scene of a ti-
tanic struggle the official reports
make no mention of the fact.
From the bend In the linn northeast
of Soissons well Into the Chuiupa-jno.
the air resounds with the roar of the
big guns of the French and Germans.
There still is little infantry activity
thruout these regions.
China to Knlcr War.
Kxpectatlon In Peking Is that China
within two weeks will declare war
on Germany. Already a special com-
mission for International affairs has
advised the government that China
should take her place beside the
I'nited States and the entente allies as
an antagonist of Germany nnd parlia-
ment soon is to decide finally the
question of China's participation.
Tho polltcal trend in Hungary Is de-
clared in unofficial dispatches to be
Kxpansion of democratic electoral
refor.ms and the facilitation of tho ac-
quisition of land by all classes of tho
populace aro In contemplation by the
COUNTY ATTORNEY IMPROVES
Opera I ion nt luteal Hospital Caused
Postponement of Cases.
It was announced nt the Physicians
and Surgeons hospital lust night that
County Attorney George Beeves was
r covering rapidly following an opera-
tion ut that Institution for appendi-
citis. Mr. Beeves was rushed to tho hos-
pital Thursday for an operation while
he was busilv engaged in the prose-
Icutton of a number of grand Jury und
liquor cases. Ihese with one or two
exceptions were continued on account
of his absence and will not be tried
until he Is personally able to bo pres-
ent und assist in the prosecution.
Defender of Verdun" Made Fench
Chef of tSnff.
PARIS. April 29 (9:30 p. m.)
General retain who commanded the
French army defending Verdun dur-
ing the critical stages of the battle in
Kehrunry and March 1916 is to bo
appointed chief of stuff at the minis-
try of war. The cabinet decided upon
this lute today.
(By MARGARKT MURPHY)
Gold In the heart of summer sunshine
Lilt of the laughing voice of spring
Lure In the depths of beading red-wine
Kissing tips of a blue bird's .wing.
Lyrical sobs of dewy daybreak
Shot with lights of the rainbow's hue.
Murmurous wind on ruffled wood-lake
Trembling notes of a ring dove's coo.
Soft and white like a tuberose petal
Cool and calm like the voice of God
Unalloyed like the precious metal
Potential greatness unplanted sod.
BAKERS STRIKE IN
CHICAGO; A 11 RE AD
FAMINE Til RE A TENS
CHICAGO. April 29. -Chicago ft
a bread famine us the result n
strike of the largest bakers' unions In
the city. Fift l of the city's largest
bakeries. supplying approximately
.one in il li ui loaves of bread a day. were
shut down Saturday after the owners
of the plants bad refused to grant the
demands of the strikers for Increased
iy shorter hours anil improved work-
I Both owners of the plants and mem-
bers of the bakers' unions held meet-
ings today and each side declared their
; intention of standing firm and it was
I said there w i tile liklibood of an
Lieutenant Coiiiuiander L. N. Mr-
'Nelr. executive officer at the Great
'Lakes naval training station said the
government had been buying five
thousand pounds of bread daily from
Chicago bakeries now closed by the
strike and that he had reported the
condition of aft ins to his superiors at
IN FRANCE SOON
Joffre Says Allies Desire
Soldiers on Battle Line as
Soon as Possible.
WASHINGTON April 29. J''irsliat
Joffre told the people of America to-
day thru Washington newspaper cor-
respondents who called upon him that
Frame cherishes the confident hope
thai the Flag of the I'niteJ States
soon will be flying on her battle lines.
Victories sure to be won by the sol-
ulieis of the two republics once more
'lighting shoiihl'-r to shoulder for lib-
erty declared the hero of the Manic
will "hasten the end of the war and
lighten the links of affection ami cs-
Iteem which cut have uniti'l Franco
and the I'nited States.''
j The marshal replying to questions
said he deemed It advisable to send
one American unit at a time to Franco
rather than to wait for the complete
'equipment of a big army because of
transportation problems. He said too
that he did not think Americans now
with the French army should be with-
Idrnwn to serve under the Ameticaii
flag except possibly a few specialists
who might be useful In developing the
training of the new American for.e.
He paid hearty tribute to the valor of
'Americans now fighting for France.
American otficers he believed were
fully competent to train American
men ami he gave It as his opinion that
an American army would tlev.-loo rip-
I It was Just before the marshal and
'other members of the French war
'mission started for a visit to the tomb
I of George Washington nt Mount Vcr-
i lion that the correspondents gathered
tat the home of Henry Whiti. where
the chiefs of the mission are being
I entertained as guests of the nation
j The newspaper men w ere ushered into
.a large gray-walled reception room
111 tile ceiuer OI w men was u oionu
council table. Tho correspondents
among them several women filled one
entire side of the room.
l-'ulirv Presides at Meeting.
Kmlle Hovelaque general counsel-
lor of the mission addressed them
briefly concluding by saying: "And
now gentlemen you shall see General
Joffre. Ho will read you a statement
and then you may ask him questions."
A door ut the end of the room far-
thest from the correspondents opened
and the marshal walked In accom-
panied by Lieut. Col. Jean Fabry "the
Blue Devil of France." his chief of
staff and other officers of the com-
mission. The famous soldier wearing
his uniform a blue Jacket brilliant
rtd trousers and leather puttees
took a position at tho head of the
council table while his callers crowded
nearer nnd began to file by. As each
approached he spoke his name and
COXTIXl'KD ON PAtiK TWO
NORWEGIAN SHIP ARRIVES
Many Amei-lcjins Stranded In Seiinill-
nuviiiii Countries Aboard.
NEW YORK. April 29. A Nor-
wegian steamship the first passenger
liner to leave a Scandinavian port
for the I'nited States since the early
part of February arrived here today
with 1161 persons on board. A large
number of the passengers were Amer-
icans stranded in Denmark Norway
and Sweden when sea traffic wus in-
terrupted by the German submarine
declaration of January 31. The ship
called at Halifax w hero the pussen-
gers were subjected to examination
by Itrltlsh authorities before being
allowed to proceed.
Bear Admiral Dead.
PHI LAI iKLI'H I A April 29. Rear
Admiral Samuel Loring Perclviil
Ayers. I. H. N. retired died suddenly
from heart disease ut his home here
tonight. Born at Stuinford Conn. In
1835 ho entered the nuvy In 1K58 und
served under Admiral Farragut in the
civil war. Ife was retired In 1897
after JS years service and in 1906
was udvanrcd to the rank of rear ad-
miral "for services thru the civil war."
All Hail I
BIG LIQUOR RAID
STAGED BY ENLOE
.py .rpi.T3 1'iqiovi'i!
United States Marshal Selects
Posse and Destroys $8050
Worth of Booze.
TULSA MAN ONE OF RAIDERS
Bootlegger on Way to Tulsa
Falls Into Hands of Of-
ficers and is Arrested.
The greatest booze haul ever made
by federal authorities in their fight
against prohibited liquors in the en-
lire eastern part of Oklahoma oc-
curred yesterday morning when I'nlt-
ed States Marshal P. A. Knloe Jr.
pels' nally led a posse of 1' 1 men Into
South Coffeyville nkln. and coiills-
eated li'iuor valued at more than
fx.ijoo without firing a shot altho ho
bud selected the mem Iters o f bis posse
for their marksmanship and ability to
act undi i fire.
For mere than a month Marshal
Knloc has been planning this raid
on one of the most notorious liquor
ci liters In Oklahoma and so well were
Ins plans laid that the raid was a
complete surprise lo the opeinteis of
the Joints and stores in which the
liquor was found.
Atkins In Squad.
Details of the raid which took
plaee yesterday morning- at !i o'chu-k
were brought o Tulsa by I!. 1 1. Atkins
of this city who was one of those men
selected by Marshal Knloc to accom-
pany him out of a for f sonic one
hundred deputies ill this stale.
Picking his posse from old time
peace officers ami men who bad been
under fire scores of times as deputy
I'nited states marshals men such as
"Bud" l.edbettcr the captor of Al Jen-
nings Harry Blake who captured
Walter Jarrett and Atkins Marshal
Knloe went to South Coffeyville Sat-
urday night and after securing Sheriff
Harvey Biichus ami four deputies of
Montgomery county. Kan. to guard
the stale line awaited daybreak for
his entrance into that -ectio-i of the
"Ity where the Joints were known to
l'NM'tMl (.1111 I III I He.
The men were advised of the steps
to take. In the event that the booze
men showed signs of resistance and
every deputy was heavily armed and
given t lie order to use this force if
necessary. No fight on the part of
the bisize men howe.'-r. was evi-
denced and the confis'-atioti of the
liquor and the arrest of the men was
Marshal Kobe and his pariv. com-
noscd of Bud L"dbetter Kd Maloney.
Harry Blake and C. K. Carpenter of
Muskogee; Hiram Stevens of Chelsea;
S. B Smart of Vinita; J. II. Peters
mid Jim Brown of M -Alcster; T. A.
Iluobard of Sipiilpu: K. S. Clalboiirne
and o. M. Kvnns of i 'olllnsv ille; It.
I. Atkins of Tulsa; II. B. I.o'irey of
W'aiin. Nowata county and Justice of
the IV Fitzsimmous of Coffeyville
circled the pliues they were bent on
I too AC Galore.
Dot-ills of the furen raided the
"Slim' Hill residence and b irn. the
residence of Frank Isouva the o. K.
hotel operated by Harry Hicks the
residence of Henry Holder the "Doe"
llll residence ami a drug store oper-
ated by Hill brothers.
In the raids on these places Marshal
Knloe ami his force ootiflM-aled 4.178
half pints r K 1 pints S1'2 quarts and
three five-gallon kegs 'if vvhiskv; 47
gallons of alcohol and 19 .'in pints and
.121 quarts of beer. The estimated
value of this Is placed at $8f'ifiO.
Gel Tulsa Shipment.
While officers were busy raiding
thcc places. Jack Pierce drove up III
an automobile which was searched
;ind found to contain litltl pints of beer
and r 7 half pints of whisky. Pierce
was on Ins way from Joplin to Tulsa
when placed under arrest and the
car In which be was hauling the
booze was taken in charge by Knloe
who declared he would sell it at pub-
lic unction In Muskogee within the
near future with 15 other cars which
lu've been captured under similar cir-
cumstances. Pierce was taken to Nowata bv one
of the deputies and placed In Jail with
other men laptuied by the raiding
The booze confiscated by the offi-
cers was destroyed on the not all
bottles und kegs being liursted where
SWIMS IN APRIL; DEAD NOW
Young Athlete First Victim of Swim-
ming Season ut Mo li-qor.
Spi-riu! to TIih World.
McALKSTKB Okla. April 29.
Thomas Cleary 14 years old tho best
ward school athlete In the city was
the victim of the first swimming sea-
son death here today. He went Into
the water shortly after eating dinner.
A physician said that heart failure
killed the boy superinduced 'y tn0
coldness of the water and his full
There was no water In the lungs when
the body was recovered. Cleary won
the ward school track meet for his
school a week ago by winning first
place in all rces from the 100 to 880-
yard and took first In both the dashes
In thn county meet yesterday and sec-
ond In the 880-yard run. He would
have graduated from tho graded
schools next month.
FARMERS TO WIN THE WAR
It I)cM'inls I'poii tho South Glfford
1 'I nil lot Sujn.
Atlanta Oa. April 29. Gifford
Plnchot former head of the national
forestry service told an audience at
the Second Baptist church her tonight
that if tho war lasted for more than a
year "it would he won by the men
who plow the soil of the southland."
"If the south is made self-sustaining"
he continued "so that the 1700-
000900 worth of foodstuffs which
yearly have to be sent her tf your
are actually fighting aboard the war
people can be set4 to tba allies who
will be settled."
HOPE OF RESCUING I
ANY OF 120 TRAPPED j
MINERS A II AN DON ED ;
HASTINGS Colo. April 29. The
least hope that any of the K'O miners
entombed in the Hastings mine of the
Victor-American Fuel company heir
Friday morning would be found alive
was officially abandoned tonigbi.
Questioned regarding a rumor circu-
lated in the camp (hat three men vv-rc
beheved to be alive ill thu nunc one
of the highest olficials of the com-
"Basing my belief on the report of
.lames Dilr.vmplc state coal mine In-.-pector
I do not believe there Is a
man alive In that nunc.''
one hundred und f. rly-oiic orphans
and 112 widows is one result of the ex-
plosion in sonic families as many as
ten children were left fatherless. Itep-
I escntatlv cs of the state Industrial
i o in ii i Issioti and of the insurance
npany in which the company car-
ried employers- liability insurance ar-
rived today and began a survey of the
needs of the lead men's families.
A carload of coffins was received
today. It was planned to take all of
the bodies to Tiinidad tonight or to-
luol row but funeral arrangements
'oil not lie made until all the dead
have been recovered.
SHRINE BAND MAY
GO WITH "TEDDY"
Offer is Made hy Akdar Tem-
ple to Furnish Regiment
With (() Musicians
A telegram to Theodore Roosevelt
"somewhere In the east" was ills-
patched yesterday morning hy the lo-
cal Shrine band! placing at his dispos-
al as regimental band the "seven mil-
lion" dollar musical organization of
Akdar temple of Tulsa. The mes-
"Tulsa Okla. April 29-'l7.
"Teddy" Roosevelt somewhere
in the east. Akdar temple bund
of the Ancient order of the Mys-
tic shrine of Tulsa. Okla. hereby
offers you their services ns your
regimental band. Forty strong.
Wire acceptance. 1. F. Prothero
Acceptance I :x-elisl.
With but few. If any exceptions the
local Shrine baud is one of tho most
famous musical organizations In the
country und in a recent Issue of the
Crescent the national publication of
the Shrineis It was referred to us u
"twenlv-seven million dollar organi-
zation" thereby boosting by some
tvvritv millions the title which it had
established locally by the number of
wealthy men among Its members.
"There Is hardly any doubt but that
Teddy will accept our oflcr" declared
Director Prothero yesterday. "He won
his fiiiiiH by leading his Oklahoma
rough riders into action at San Juan
and he will want an Oklahoma contin-
gent in his division which he will
take to France. We are ready lo go
as soon as he calls us and will follow
him anywhere he goes to uphold Ihe
honor and glory of the country. Wo
man raise sixty men for the regiment-
al band in the event that he wants us
and we will play the mulches for his
men Into uny battleground ho se-
lects." Would go (o I'ranoo.
Allho the telegram bore no nddress
other than "somewhere In tho east"
Director Prothero expects little delay
In the colonel receiving the offer nnd
a rcplv he declares is expected this
morning If the offer also bears the
Information that as many as sixty
men lire needed the musical organi-
zation will be brought to that strength
after which it will await orders from
Roosevelt to Join him "somewhere In
the east" for the purpose of embark-
ing for France where the colonel says
he will take his men und avenge the
wroncs done that country and Bel-
glum. WAR RELIEF ILL-ADVISED
Hoover Says Ml Work Should lie
Handled by Riil Cross.
WASHINGTON April 29. --Herbert
C. Hoover chairman of the new na-
tional food board pleaded for cen-
tralization under the Red Cross sup-
ply service of civilian volunteer relief
work for both urmy nnd navy in u
letter to Kllot Wadsw-orlh acting
elm ii nun of the Bed Cross made
public today. Mr. Hoover declares
the duplication of effort and waste of
materials resulting from organization
of independent citizens' r'-lb-l com-
mittees In Kuropc early In the war
should bo avoided In tho L'nited
"Kvery country In Kuropc" says
the letter "has gone thru un era of
disintegrated overlapping effort tho
multiplication of thousands of com-
mittees and tons of useless. Inappro-
priate and wrongly destined ma-
terials. 'The already established women's
organizations of various kinds can
find their best purpose In Instructing
their local bodies to pl.i-c themselves
entirely at the disposal of the local
chapters of the Red Cross."
DIVIDEND ON INCOME TAX
DciiKS-rnts I'nublo lo Agree on Wur
Revenue .Men sure.
WASHINGTON. April 29. Unof-
ficial accounts of the work of the
house ways und means subcommittee
framing tho wur tux bill have aroused
something of a storm among both
Democrats and Republicans. Demo-
crats aro understood to be divided on
the proposed Income taxes particu-
larly tho rute on Incomes of more
thun $100000 while Republicans
threaten trouble over the subcommit-
tee's plans for taxes on excess profits
and Incomes. They also promlso to
make a fight for tariff legislation to
ralso purt of the $ 1 . fiOO.000 000 or
more to be provided during the com-
Objections of many Republican and
Democratic members are bused on un-
official statements of the tentative
drait on which the subcommittee hns
worked for more thun a week ulw-iys
with an effort to avoid publicity In
order to evade protests of those on
whom taxes would be levied.
DRAFT AGE LIMIT
House and Senate Will Iron
Out Differences on Con-
scription Bill Today.
TO PRESIDENT THIS WEEK
Senators Oppose Taking Men
Above MO But Lower House
Determined on Forty.
How Conscription Stands
I nmurrled men will be first I
Lower house favors those he- I
twecn ages of 2 1 and 41.
Senate favors same niliiim.iui I
uge limit but 27 as maximum.
Kiich statu will be called upon
to furnish its ipiotu of men I
based upon population at last I
WASHINGTON April 29. Congress
will go to work tomorrow to smooth
li way differences between the drafts
of the war urmy bill us passed lust
nighl I the sei.it ti und house. Willi
the udiiiiulstrutlon's plan of raising
the country's million of fighting men
by selective draft act olilpanled In both
bouses by ovei w helming majorities II
Is regarded as certain that points in
dispute cull be disposed of in confer-
ence so the measure may go to the
president for his signature before tho
end of the week.
The preliminary tangle resulting
from the almost simultaneous action
by the two houses requires th next
move to be uiaile on the senate side.
The hill must be ropasacd there with
ii ii 1 1 in II oil opportunity under strict in-
terpretation of the rules for further
debate and amendment it then will
go lo conference with (lie prim ipal
task that of liarinoiiizing the two
houses on the maximum conscription
age fixed by the senate at 27 and by
the house at 40 years.
Amendments May llc'ny It.
After preliminary business tomor-
row probably Including some action
on resolutions regarding the railroads'
application for Increased freight rates
the senate will take up the bill anew
with a motion to substitute the draft
section us passed by the achat for
that which came from the house.
I Technically Ihe bill will lie subject to
unrestricted discussion prudirully.
Leaders hope it can be repnssed with-
out protracted debate by tomorrow
night or Tuesday.
Senators LaFolletle. Gronnu and
others who fallen to have ameiidiiiebls
considered Saturday night being shut
out by the agreement lo vote heiore
midnight present the uncertain factor
regarding speeding the measure to
conference. Senator LuFollotto threat-
ens to block futuro consent voting
agreements und to press his amend-
ment for n popular n ferendum on
conscription. Seiintor Groin a has an
umenilmeiit to prohibit manufacture of
grains Into liquor uui iiib' the wur. Sen-
ator Cbamberlaiii chairman of the
military commit tee expressed hope to-
night however that the senate's fur-
ther consideration will be brief. Ilo
said he was confident tho autl-con-ucription
advocates would not renoiv
their fight. .
( lashes Over Age limit.
In conference the chief clashes will
arise over tho conscription uge the
senate's decisive approval und the
house's rejection of tho provision de-
signed to permit Colonel Roosevelt to
recruit a volunteer force for Im-
mediate service abroad and tho scnute
clause prohibiting liquor sales near
training vamps and to uniformed
soldiers. Sentiment In the senate is
overwhelming against conscripting
men over .10 years. House members
lire rcgusdcil us equally determined to
ucept nothing less than a 40-ytur
mil x In i u id.
I'jinn disposing of the urmy bill
senate leaders plan to resume con-
sideration of the administration
espionage measure with interest cen-
tered en Its presidential export em-
I'imhI Supply n Problem.
Many other food questions are be-
fore both houses ami the administra-
tion bills to deal with various food
supply questions may be Introduced In
both houses tomoriow or Tuesday
THREE FLAGS OVER
Representatives of Great Brit
ain and France Pay Tribute
to Father of U. S.
MOI'NT VKBNON Pa. April 29.
i'i'he flags of Great Britain France an 1
the I nlted States floated proudly to
gether today over the tomb of Wash
ington. Beneath them spokesmen of
thu three great democracies paid
homage to America's soldier und
statesman and pledged themselves
each to the other in the name of tho
dead to prosecute the present mighty
struggle against autocracy on tho linea
he himself had followed in bringing
America Into being.
Nature was in her most bounteous
garb. The evergreens eternal sentinels
before the tomb stood out boldly In
the new life Just blossoming. The only
sign of human change since Washing-
ton was laid to rest so long ago was
the flags of the three allies over tho
arched entrance to the tomb Itself.
In groups of twos ami threes an
eminent gathering. Including the mem-
bers of tho French and British war
commissions the president's cabinet
und members of congress had strolled
up thru tho sloping grounds from the
river bank until perhaps half a hun
dred people stood with bared heads In
a semicircle before the tomb. The
day which had been heavy and threat
ening as the party approached In the
Mayflower suddenly burst Into sun-
light which played thru the trees o
the uniforms and faces of those ai
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