McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 54, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 31, 1918 Page: 1 of 6
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Oklahoma Historical Society
Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Saturday, August 31st, 1918
NOYON AND BAPAUME
CAPTURED BY AWES.
French Amy Advanced 12 Miles
North of Oise River and
Are Nearing Ham.
Paris, Aug. 29.—Some units of the
armies of General Debeney and Gen-
eral Humbert north of the Oise river
yesterday advanced for more than 12
miles, according to the Instransigeant.
The newspaper confirms the report
that French troops have reached the
region of Ham and adds that it does
not seem possible that the Germans
will be able to hold Guiscard for any
length of time. Guiscard is on the
high road midway between Noyon
French Headquarters in France,
Aug. 29.—Three French armies, one
of which captured Noyon today, are
now engaged on both side3 of the
river Oise and are moving forward
in close co-ordination.
The passage of the Oise at Mor-
lincourt is of interest because it was
the first time that General Mangin
was able to cross the river.
When the battle began it was one of
the German supply bases, but it is
probable that by this time the enemy
has withdrawn most of his materails.
For the past week the town was
closely invested by the British but
held out in spite of the fact that
British have passed beyond it on the
north and south.
The World Holds Nothing Better
Than a Modern, Thoroughly-Equipped Farm
A connection with a strong, friendly bank U the most essential of all farm “equipment,” and is something the
modem farmer cannot successfully do without
We cordially solicit the account, of farmers, and invite them to make the freest use of our every facility.
Idabel State Bank
The Personal Service Bank
R. C. NEWTON, President IDABEL, OKLA. S. E. BARNETT, r»«h;.r
Willie Fred Gamble, farmer, Holly
Charles Wesley Moore, farmer,
’ Broken Bow.
Paris, Aug. 29.—The French after
capturing Noyon in heavy fighting to-
day continued their advance and now! ®eGle'-
hove a foothold on the southern slopes1 ^°*ln
of Mont. St. Simeon, more than a
mile to the east, according to the! Geor^e Sherman Leopard,
war office announcement. They also
have taken Landrimont and Morlin-
court and have crossed the Ailette
river at several points.
London, Aug. 29.—5 p. m.—In ad-
dition to the capture of Bapaume and
, Noyon the British today were report-
Questioy wood, to the east ofied to be in Les Bodufs and Morvai, , •“»“
Ecuvilly which was captured by Gen- accordnig to the latest news thiS even- ValIiant-
eral Debeney’s army was one of the ing from the battle front. • The town John *
main artillery centers of the enemy i of Peronne has been outflanked by ! Gree*c-
on his front. the British on the south. •
John Pead Moore, farmer, Garvin.
Newt Winkle, laborer, Broken Bow.
Wm. Clyde Delk, truck driver, Cove,
Charles Cedric Wooten, truck driv-
Delmer Curry, farmer, America.
Virgil Clay Thompson, farmer.
John Russell Lawler, farmer, Holly
London, Aug 39—5 p m—Bapautae With the French Armies in the1
was captured today by the forces of j Field, Aug. 29.—(10 a. m.)—Noyon
Field Marshal Haig. was occupied this morning by the
The town of Bapaume one of the troops of General Humbert,
chief highway centers in northern General Manglin’s men crossed the
Picardy, is 12 miles northeast of Al-j Oise river and took Morlincourt.
bert and 13 miles from Peronne. The French first army took Quean-
It controls a net work of fine high- cy wood to the west of the Canal du
ways leading to all parts of the bat-
tlefield where for the past two weeks
the allies and Germans have been
locked in a death struggle.
Nord. The wood was a strongly for-
tified position and from it the Ger-
mans endeavored to check the French
ALL CLASS ONE WHITE MEN
TO BE CALLED SEPTEMBER 5
Joe Herman Wright, farmer, Bis-
Lonnie Sparks, farmer, ValIiant.
Edgar Trammell, farmer, ValIiant.
Edward H. Hopkins, farmer, Gar-
Harmon Franklin Kelly, chauffeur,
Colley Johnson, farmer, Garvin.
Oscar Richardson, farmer, Idabel.
Jim Stephens, farmer, Ida.
Cliff Horn, farmer, Smithville.
Leon Hurschel Johnson, farmer,
Mesdames Jones, T. E. English,!
Bafricks, Shults, Carter, Simpson,
Ora Walker, Johnnie Seymoure, Cora
Willis, Lyda Talley, Nora Medfor^,
Sam Toon; Misses Myrtle Shults, By- j
rler Shults, Vida Simpson, Birdie En- j
glish, Eva Jones, Ruby Toon, Bessie i
Simpfecp, Martlha Toon, Ollie May;
Medlin, Birdie May Milson, Tommie
Seymoure, Xmas Talley, Rena Jones,
Carrie Jones, Bobbie Lee Carter and
Mrs. Henry Stewart.
The ones who did the quilting are
Mesdames Simpson, Toon, English,
Barricks, Sam Toon, Effie Willis,
Jones, Stacey, Lyda Talley, Xmas Tal-
ley, Henry McClain, Johnnie Seymour,
Misses Vida Simpson, Birdie English,
Ruby Toon, Eva Jones, Bessie Simp-
son, Rena Jones, Fannie Seymoure,
Bihfte May Milson.
Those who bought it by making do-
W. E. Geer .................$ 1.00
Mrs. Winnie Carter ......... 1.00
John Talley ....... 1.00
G. W. Geer _______ i,00
W. H. Sanders ______________ 1.00
Dwellie Martin .......... 1.00
K. O. Gates.................. l.oo
G. W. Gates_________________ 1.00
CHAS. REESE THREATENING
SUIT FOR BEING WHIPPED.
Rumors were rife Friday that whipping incident, nor was it until
G. T. Geer
Preacher (?) Reese, who was given a
severe thrashing on June 11, by citi-
zens of Hugo and Soper, because he
had broken up the home of a citizen
of this county, and because of his dis-
loyal remarks, had employed counsel
to bring suit against all persons who
took part in punishing him and
against the newspapers of the county
that had dared publish the news item,
basing his suit for damages on the
ground that the treatment and publi-
cation was injurious to his sacred ( ?)
calling and business.
That there are some grounds for
the rumor of the pending suit is bas-
ed on the fact that Reese and his
friends have solicited several attor-
neys of the county to take the case, all
of whom were offered good retainers.
In this he was unsuccessful, one at-
torney saying that “No respectable
attorney would take a case of this
Hobert McKinley Kizer, farmer, !j. E. Simpson ........... 100
Valliant- |e. L. Milson ............ 1.25
Ed Jackson, tie maker, Bismark. Mrs. Ella Walker.......... 1.00
• James Wesley Havron, sawyer, Ida-; g Davis 2 00
kj; !Mrs. S. W. Davis............ .25,______„ —_____„ „ ,.,-
Otto Fritz Kupke, farmer, Haworth. F. M. Evans ................ l.OOjfice when the writer was passing. Mr.
1 t03?S .?*" /VfTT?’ Mab,1> L- Shipman ............... .25'■ Price hailed the writer and introduc-
eed Ward, student, Idabel. James Sanders............... 1.00 , ed the man, but at the moment, the
1 ,. oyd James Ray, engineer, Hut- j0j,n Medlin ................ 1.00 name was not connected with the
1 chlns’ Kansas- I Mrs. Henry Stewart.......... 1.00 _
Reese has been in Hugo this week,
probably on the above mission. Wed-
nesday R. M. Price and Reese were ]
standing in front of the former’s of
Reese mentioned the fact and asked
that we furnish him with a copy of
the paper containing the publicity of
his deserved whipping.
Reese was permitted to make a copy
of that article.
This incident, together with his ac-
tions in McCurtain county, in a great
measure, bears out the rumors.
The suit, it is said, will be brought
in the Federal court, Reese claiming
residence in Texas. It is also said
that an Oklahoma City attorney was
here Thursday to look ■»|'i the mat-
ter for Reese, and that papers wmrid
be served on all parties concerned
during the next week. The name of
the attorney alleged to have been
here could not be verified, and we
withhild it for the present.
Since the whipping episode much
has been learned that will come out in
the trial, should the case ever come to
At the morning service next Sun-
day at 11 o’clock the subject will be
“Doubt.” There will be union ser-
vices at night at 8:30 o’clock.
J. S. BAIRD, Pastor.
nr*fl n rs * .. _ j “• Mrs. Henry Stewart__________ 1.00
Will Go to Camp Logan, Houston, Texas—Nine ld" JS JS WP;^;£
Ha-! Mrs. G. T. Geer
Negroes Leave Sunday for Camp
Dodge, Des Moine, Iowa.
The Local Board of Idabel will call I
on the 5th of September seventy-five
men to be sent to Camp Logan,
This will take nil men in Class A
one including both 1917-1918 June
5th registration. Men who register-
ed on the 24th of August may vol-
Jake James, farmer, Valliant.
George Leonard, farmer, Pleasant
Walter Critten White, farmer,
Henry Wathall, laborer, Bcktuklo.
Wm. Thomas Pruitt, farmer, Bethel.
James Franklin Riley, laborer, Har-
Lake Crawford, farmer, Idabel.
Burrell Starr Nunally, fireman,
Chaplin Thweat, farmer, Broken
Green McCurtain Choate, student,
Thomas Carroll Cogburn, mail car-
Edmond Thomas Procter, farmer,
Sylvester Earl Vaughn, farmer,
John L. Neighbors, farmer, Cerro
Jesse Higgins, farmer, Cerro Gorda,
Wm. M. King, barber, Alexandria,
Charles C. Ingram, carpenter, Ard-
Gabriel John, student, Boktuklo.
Joseph Leland Hunkapillar, farmer.
Sid Barnett, farmer, Pollard.
Arnold C. Kincaid, farmer, Hocha-
Ariie Dis.iman, railroad clerk, Ha-
| Henry Franklin Gardner, log cut-
Harvey Ryan, farmer, Odell.
Watson Blankenship, farmer, Kul-
Hurschel Winston Murphy, farmer,
Bryan L. Thorpe, sawyer, Broken
Edmond Bierl Story, teamster, Bis-
Mazie Ebert, farmer, Haworth.
David Daniel Wolfe, farmer, Rin-
Lester Burnett, log scaler, Bis-
Michael Christie, electrician, Val-
George Adam Trager, saw mill,
James Creal, farmer, Cerro Gorda,
Lee Kennedy, dry goods man, Bro-
Alfred Jones, farmer, Idabel.
Willard B. Aubry, clerk, Idabel.
David Acy Spears, fanner, Idabel.
Samuel Huddleston, farmer, Oak
Jesse Mathis, farmer, Rufe.
James Pickens, farmer, Pickens.
Stephens Clarence Overby,
Robert Brewer, Broken Bow
John Joseph Pickens, Pickens.
William Earl Gordon, Glover.
Harrison Noah, Ida.
Sam T. Merritt, Bismark.
Charley Farley, Haworth.
William Henry Hines, Haworth.
John Shelby Tate, Golden.
Lonnie Decker, Hugo.
Rufus Lee Benningfield, Glover.
Edgar Cain, Harris.
Miss Evie Jones, Miss Bessie Simp-
i son and W. E. Geer being the ones
i as a committee to secure this fund
I from our school district. They have
acquired the credit from our Local
Council for this spelnedid work.
E. L. MILSON,
Chairman District Council of De-
There will be nine negroes to go to
Camp Dodge Sunday.
Ed Stewart, farmer, Broken Bow.
Verdo King, saw mill, Bismark.
Osie Logan, farmer, Garvin.
Willie Gulley, saw mill, Broken
Emmett Kilgore, saw mill. Bis-
Archie Henderson, farmer. Miller-
Willie Butler, farmer, Idabel.
Jimmie Henry McGuire, farmer,
Jim Cobb, farmer, Valliant.
Walter Butler, saw mill. Eagle-
Will Burris, farmer, Tom.
Thomas Elmore Hatton, machinist,
A BEAUTIFUL QUILT.
E. L. Milson, a former resident of
Idabel, but now of Sherwood, came in
Thursday bringing a beautiful quilt
made by the ladies of that place. It
is a work of art The quilt is develop-
ed in patriotic colors, the central fi-
gure of each square being a red cros.
The following pieced the quilt:
J. W. Gates, of Bethel, finally held
the quilt and the quilt and price of
120.25 that it brought was given to
the local Red Cross at Idabel.
These people have our appreciation
and sincere thanks.
TWO ADDITIONAL NEGROES
REGISTERED FOR SERVICE.
Johnnie West of Idabel, and Wm.
Toliver, of Boss, have registered for,
service in the National Army. They
did not register last Saturday, by
oversight but came in this week.
MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED.
The following marriage licenses
have been issued since August 26th:
Houston Shelby and Annie Banks,
Robert Watson and EUa Battiest
Claud Norman and Miss Christine
Davis, of Broken Bow.
Ed Smith and Miss Lealyer An-
drews, of Bethel.
N. J. Coffman and Miss Clara
Wheeler, of Haworth.
from every form of loss
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Local Agents Phone 79
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