The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, June 28, 1918 Page: 2 of 8
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THE COUNTY DEMOCRAT. TECUMSEH. OKLA
CIRCUS WRECKED: I—»NEW CALL WILL
W WWW ' I PL£TC FAILLfll nDllftl TIIT Tl
85 PEOPLE KILLED
HAGENBACK WALLACE OUTFIT
wiped out near Gary,
FOUR SLEEPERS DEMOLISHED
WNn Engmttr e* Empty Trpcp Train
Oit'egard* All Signal* era Oder*
and T*i«»cop*t t*s Amuse
-Tb« Call Hafrnbrrk and
cu tu wrecked and prac-
of ita ptrlonarn wero
I of injured when tba pro
-iiioo of Ita train. Handing
between Oir? and Ham
ana at ruck by an empty
of twenty-one ca<a ruts* •
Chi' a*'< -
at a iktiaf
mood. Ind ,
ins to Chicago
The troop train, on tba Michigan
Central, crashed completely through j
the four ilaepera occupied by the abow
people on tbe Elgin JoUet road Two
hundred were Injured The wreckage j ,ka, ^
burned and bodlea of the victim* were j loons *
tncii)' rutted Scrstni of tb# tortur'd j 'here
victim* arsed on the aurriror* Iran j three c
tieally tugging to tear them from tbe June 15
overturned and blaring coaches | airplane* nnd fiv*
Tbe Hat of twenty-four Identified
Hun Troop* Rutin ng In Ditor*'- Be-
fare tba force# orf tbe
Rome - On tba pure rivhr front
'roes tba Mooteilo to tbe Adriatic tba
| defeated A astro-Hung* nan* are re-
’ croaaing tba rutr in disorder say*
tba Italian otflrlal statement Tbe
enemy is being closely pursued by
A large part of tbe A astro Hangar
tan calamities estimated by Italian
officials at 1S*,9R and probably more,
were due to tbe fact that la tbfe early
boars preceding tbe assault a week
ago tba Italians anticipated the Au*
Irian attack and poured artillery fire
upon troop conccatratidh* wbl
being made preparatory
upon tba Italian lines
Tbe enemy, obliged fb hide the dis-
astrous failure of bla offensive baa
bad to resort to falsifications Thus
(he Austrian official rommunicatlon of
lane 22 announced tbe capture of 40.-
Wv prisoner* The truth Is Hut this
Igure represents the entire Italian
oases In killed wounded and missing
WHEAT COUNTIES CALLED
ON TO FURNISH DRAFT
MEN IN JULY.
LEAVES 500 IN CUSS ONE
Ofclahemns Ga to Camp Travis «
Texan and to Camp
Grtenleaf lit ~
STARVING AUSTRIANS STRIKE
VIENNA BURGOMASTER WON'T
TRY TO CURB PEOPLE
Walkout on Vulcan Arsenal and Waro-
cnaiowsk A rpiar* Works la
London.—The were men’s council
of Vionna adopted a resolution do-
mending that tha broad ration bo
raised immediately and that until
it reached normal s>te greater
quantities e# other v.ctjal* bo
given the pepuiation, according to
repor ’a reaching Copenhagen.
OKLAHOMA STATE NEWS
THE ROLL OF HONOR.
ftrt Oklahoma City.—A call Issued
‘ t „ Adjutant General E H Gipson
to ks 44,‘' co entrain during a Bva-day
period beginning July 22. will leave
less than 500 Class 1 men. pbyalc> -
fit for general military serviop. In tbe
By tbe time tbe August call Is is-
sued. all men who registered June 5
London.—More than lOO.OOo persona
have gone on strike in the Vulcan ar-
senal and tbe Warscbalowskl airplane
works In Vienna, according to a dis-
patch from Zurich to tbe Exchange
Tbe dispatch adds that riots have
oerptred In Kavorlten. Margerethen,
Ottakring and Bngittenay. suburbs of
Burgomaster Welss-Kirchner of VI-
Cmpt. Harry S. Gwynne, Tulsa and! Stillwater.
Ardmore; died In an airplane acci-
Sergt. Arthur Simmons, Canton; se-
Prlv.. William E. Person. McAlesler;
Prlr. Merrill M. Barbee, Spiro; se-
Prlv. Wm. If. Nunn, Oklahoma City;
Prlr. Ralph Rogers, Paula Valley;
BHADOWB OF COMING EVENTS.
2. Karra era Congress*
»ept. U-U. Atoka County fair, Atoka.
Sept. 1 • -to. Beckham County lair. H*
kept—12-14. Plains County fair. Watoa-
12-14, Caddo County fair. Ana-
Pr!r. William Foster, Wlllowbar; I**,
I** r k*v
_ kept. 14-lf, Canadian County fair, D
kept 12-15. Oart'r County fair, Ard*
kept 24-21, Choctaw County fair, Hu-
kept. 16-*3, Comanche County fair.
kept. 11-14, Cbtton County fair. Wal-
kept 12-14, Custer County fair. Thom-
died of disease in France.
Prlv. James C. Blackburn, Shawnee;
kept. 4-12. Oeady County fair. Chick-
8«PL II-14. Orttr Coi/nijr fair, Alan-
Sept. 12-14. Haskell County fair. Stir-
Prlv Arthur W. Olson. Lawton; se- *•?_
I Sept. 4-7, Jackson County fair, Altua.
Sept. 12-14. Johnston County fair, TUh-
! om ingo. I
sses in t
air It says
will have been classified and from
their number the next contingent wi I ! enna. baa informed tbe Austrian pre
be drawn ml<r, tod Seydler. that in view of the
Tbe 4.440 men who leave in July are redaction of tbe bread ration, he de-
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross.
Leo McGuire. Tulaa.
!t and four enpti'
ought down, wk
•er eg i.
iy eleven alrpUm
balloons lost be
while tbe enern
ter preparations had been made
to go to Camp Travis, San Antonio
They will be drawn from only a few
of tbe boards, as the big drain to
make up the call for 4,000 for Camp
Greenleaf. Fort Oglethorpe. Ga , must
be stood by a majority of the boards
Oklahoma City Board No 1 la to fur-
nish fifteen, and Oklahoma City Board | bread, baa been refused
No. 2 will furnlsb twenty-five For
clmea to guarantee order in the cap-
ital. according to a dispatch from tbe
Austrian capital transmitted by tbe
correspondent at Amsterdam of tbe
Exchange Telegraph Company
Tbe burgomaster's demand for dried
veg«’ables to make up for the lack of
11-14, Jeff arson County fair,
Kay county fair. New-
dead includes three Oklahoma per ! b? AustriM* f*jr was to be tbe rest of the call, these boards will weeks’ Shortao.
tbe death blow to King Victor Lmman- supply tbe remainder of tbe 400 se- , Au,t B Face* Six Weeks Shortage.
uel’a men Thousands upon thousakda lected men; Noble county. 120; Cleve- Amsterdam—For at least six weeks,
of men. many of them brought from land county. 65; Garvin county, 120; **2* the Vienna Neue Frete Press-,
nor, wild west rider, and \ Irgll Bar the Russian ana Roumanian fronts, i Logan county, 105, and Grady county j the people of Austria will have to
nett, bucking horse rider, all of Bliss and guns and stores In tremendous
aoa*. James Connor, baggage super-
intendent of horses; Mrs Verna Con*
Edward M Bailer, general manager quantities for the drtve over a battle
No. 1, 20.
Wheat Counties Hit Heavily.
| exist on little more than salads and
| certain vegetables.
of the circus, issued a statement nay- I *r«* of virtually one hundred miles. Fifteen of the wheat counties were j V.cuui dispatches published In the
Ing figure* complied Indicated that tbe ronnlng from Aaiago plateau to the not called on to furnish any men for Berlin Zeltung Amitag, gives an offi
death list would total eighty-five
The wrecked train was baited by a
Plave river and then following that the June call, which Is now being dal statement of the Vlena city coun-
stream to the sea. had been brought filled The adjutant general drew i ell on the food situation In that city.
heavily on Oklahoma City. Muskogee
Undoubtedly the Austrian high com- and Tulsa boards and tbe counties
block at tbe crostip;. It In reported rnand had built largely for success on which are not classed as wheat coun-
tbe crossing Bagman saw the ap- the belief that the Italian morale bad ties. For tbe July call, tbe counties
proachlng troop train and when tbe j been shattered wh-n last year their which ft rnished no men for tbe June
engine passed him, threw his lantern *re*t pincers closed In upon the Ital call will have to stand the drain for
Ian front and forced back the line In the July inductions
a great semicircle from the Juiian
through tbe cab. awakenl-- tbe ea
gineer, who. It Is said, v asleep
Both engineer and fireman jumped and tajn)| j„ tbe nortb almost to the plains board in the state which will have
Gipson asserted that after the July
Alps to the Plave and from the moun-jcall is filled that there will not be a
disappeared, out tbe former. A K. ; of t/enetla
Sargent, was arrested at Kalamazoo j --------
and tbe latter, Gustav Klauas. Is held ur.D.y . ajll I mil
at Michigan City jiMlILT * —ILLIUH
The wrecked cars took fire
L. W landman, general passenger
agent of the Michigan Central, said
that his only explanation of the wreck
was that the engineer of the equip-
100,000 a Week Present Rate of Em-
more than 15 m>_-n In Class 1 Some
of the counties will have less than
five remaining In Class 1
The following are the quotas which
the boards will be called to furmsb
for the July call:
Adair county 50. Alfalfa county 40,
i Beaver county 55, Beckham county 10,
j Blaine county SO, Bryan county ISO,
A Jl*a Arln OAiiatu K7/\
kept. 12-14, Latimer County fair, WU-
wept. 12-14, LeKlore County fair. Po-
Kept. 17-20, Logan County (Cimarron
Valley fair), Guthrie.
Sept. 12-14, laive County fair. Mariet-
Sept. 5-7, Marshall County fair, MadllL
Oct. 2-4. Nowata County fair, Nowata.
Kept. 17-14, Oklahoma County fair. Ok-
Kept. 16-9. Osage County fair, Paw-
Kept. 4-20, Pottawatomie County fair.
Kept. 10-13, Stephens County fair, Dun-
Kept. 9-12, Tillman County fair, Fred-
Sept. 25-25, Wagoner County fair, Wag
Kept. 24-CS, Wa«. Mngton County fair.
Oct. 22-24, Waukomls Community fair.
Sept. 17-19, Woods County fair. Da-
Washington Nine hundred thou- i-addo county No l 30,'i'addo county No!
Sand men have been shipped across 2 85. Canadian county 40, Cherokee coun
• <r 1Af Ckaatnai & A CI n
”Jn no other way can I account for
the fact that he ignored all of the
usual danger signals," said Mr Land-
man. "He ran past two block signals
two red light signals and the usual
fuses placed between the rails and
throwing off a brilliant red light."
Fire Adds to Horror.
According to reportB to local au-
thorities, the circus train pulled part
way Into a switch and stalled there
for a hot box The flagman went back
on tbe main track and set fuses as a
warning of danger. The circus train
was in this position when the equip-
ment train plowed Into Its four sleep-
Mrs reducing them to a pile of tangled j
steel and limbers. Fire started by
the gas lighting system of the circus
train broke out almost Immediately
and when rescueers reached the
scene the entire wreckage was In
Among those reported missing are
the Rooney family of bareback riders,
the Meyer family of animal trainers,
the Cottrell family, equestriennes,
Harry Pearl, Ed Devore. Mack
ment train must have been asleep at it in5' f,|>n,',*w county
#*.„ iw*,,itin | lhu General March told news- 10 Coal county ____________.
paper correspondents at the weekly i county 40. Craig county 30. Creek couety
conference These include the troops
shipped from all American ports of1------- l'”‘- -----
The United States is today five
county 20. Kills county 50.
Oarfle'd county 195, Grady county No. 2
I 20, Grant county 95. Creek county 30,
Harmon county 20 Harper county 30,
Haskell county 30. Huxhea county 130,
month* ahead of its DroEr&m for nlar- I HsfkFii county w. riiis’nc* county i«,
monms aneau or us program ior piac K)n(rfll,her county 15 Kiowa county 50.
Ing an army In France, General March
DeFlore county SO, Lincoln county 45,
Major county 40, Marshall county 45,
, . . I Mayes county 45, McClain county 70. Mc-
The figures on American troop ship intosh countv in Mccurtain county 30.
menu are significant, since General ^.Muakogee^^my ntt.^Muskto^ee^cIty
March, at his first conference last I county Ifl, Okmulgee county 100._0«age
week, fixed tho number shipped at
more than 800,000, the addition of 100,-
000 during the week showing the rate
ot progress that Is being made
American troops have done well
wherever the test of battle has come
thus far. General March said regard-
ing tho character of the troops, wheth-
er regulars, national guard, national
irmy or marines.
The fight at Cantigny, the most im-
portant engagement tn which Ameri-
can troopB have participated because
it gave opportunity to judge of the
full measure of their training, he said,
had been fought by the first division,
commanded by Maj. Gen Robert L.
Clare mors 1* filled with bathers.
Hotels, rooming bouses and bathing
places are filled to overflowing.
Norman business and professional
men in squads are going Into the har-
vest fields to aid farmers in harvett-
>ng crops. Money earned by the men
.• given to the Red Cross organization.
The revenue from this source totals
Subscriptions for Y/ar Savings
Stamps at Wetumka last Saturday to-
aled more than 123,000, as the result
it activity on the part of local Masons.
Local Masons had charg’e of stamp
tales. The quota for Wetumka is
Price* for threshing grain have been
igreed upon by tfc'e Kiowa county food
idmlnlstration and a committee rep-
resenting threshermen. Prices for
threshing wheat range from 12 to 18
:ems a buehel. The range of prices
a higher than the one that prevailed %
Mrs. Ida Landers of Ardmore, is in
lie county jail charged with the cour-
ier of her former husband, William R. H. Wilson, state superintendent
Landers, and his father, C. T. Landers,; ot schools, sent out to all county su-
:he latter 70 years old. The killing Perintendents the teachers' oath of
recurred In the mornig about 6 o’clock office which must be signed and at-
n a camp near the Clinton school; tested to before a teacher can be em»
louse, six miles east of Ardmore. - ployed in any of the schools of the
A Fourth of July picnic is being ar-
■angted by the Adair county council of ®ne of the flne*t crops of oats to be
lefense. “The picnic is the kind we found any Place in the state is being
lsed to attend, but now almost for- j "arvest8d on the tract of land just
fotten,” Is the announcement made soutjj °f the state capitol. The "har-
ry the council, which states that "the started several days ago and
One hundred thousand dollars Is the
goal set by members of the Oklahoma
Oil & Mining Association for the sale
of Thrift Stamps on July 3 and 4, In
connection with the celebration to be
held at the state fair grounds.
STATEHOLFSE BREVITIES [
Tbe statement adda:
’’Germany promised some weeks
ago in a state treaty, to undertake
responsibility for the meat supply for
both the civlian population and the
army, whether the supplies were
drawn from Ukraine, Roumania or
Germany’s own reserve stock. Deliv-
eries at first preceded smoothly. For
eight days, however, Germany has
been In arrears of her quota.”
The statement adds that urgent ap-
peals have been sent to the German
officials saying that the situation is
scute, particulaiiy in munition centers.
Situation Most Serious.
Messages arriving here from Ger-
many and Austria make it clear that
the latest troubles in the dual moo- ________________________
archy over the food situation never Declaration of Independence will be 'vlthln a few weeks a second crop will
have been equalled since the begin- -ead, and allegiance pledged anew to
ning of tbe war. The agitation is Jie sacred principles of liberty.”
■C“r'””g “ T*. Oklahoma »»,. C.H.Ua. E*
, a , leavor convention, held at El Reno,
The Austrian premier. Doctor von fu marked by the attendance of 459
ejdler in a statement to the press |eiegates, and the presentation of a
representative at Vienna, announced fervice flag whlch ghowed more than
that as a result of recent regotlations t 000 members of the society in serv-
the German government declared it-
county 50 Ottawa county 50. Pawnee
county 14. Payne county 70. Plttfburp
county No 1 110, Pittsburg county No 2
230, Pontotoc county 85. Pottawatomie
county 70, Pushmataha county 40
Rogera county 20. Seminole county 45,
Senuovah county 160, Stephens countv 45,
Texas county 85, Tulsa county 50. Wag-
oner county 40. Washington county ]2«,
Washita county 10, Woods county 30
Woodward county 90.
67 LAST ON TROOP SHIP
U-Boat Torpodoes Westbound Trans-
port 700 Miles Off Coast.
Washington. — German submarines
operating on this side of the Atlantic
ocean have sunk their first troop ship.
The navy department announced a
a thoroughTy-trained." hTgh-gVade 'un!t ! ?r,t,8,h transport' under chart«r 'V,®
Bullard. This division Is now, he said,
Adams and Joe Coyle, clowns. Many a * ,v IT' fy ,1 e h! n h !! 'VI American government and bound to
deaihs ar.. ...A rn.ua, -------a .4 ‘"achWa^a|;®efir8t Amer,can dlv""°n 10 tnis country, was destroyed June 18
’_ j about 700 miles east of the Delaware
1 capes, and that sixty-seven members
WESTERN UNION MAILS MESSAGES of the crew are missing There were
- j no troops aboard.
increase the price of wheat at primary Agent* Found With Gripsful Going Be- The troop ship apparently was not
; under convoy The submarine was
| not seen until a torpedo had Btruck
| the ship Afterward the submarine
self ready to advance Austria a certain
quantity of grain, and he added, some
hundreds of wagon loads already are
on the way.
He said the supply In Austria is still „ .
so scanty as to make it impossible for camp In France, was killed In an
the present to remove the restrictions flrplane accident, according to a mes-
on bread rations ,a*e to Ardmore relatives from Mrs.
ce. The convention next year will
neet at Enid. Miss Lillian E. Dyer
>f Alva was elected president.
CapL Harry S. Gwynne, command-
ing the Third American aviation train-
Tho ____________ , . . Gwynne, now a resident ot Tulsa, who
h Hungarian government also had wag offlclany notlfled of her husband’s
ieath. Captain Gwynne was formerly
ocal manager of the Carter Oil Com-
Harve Boyd, 21 years old, was shot
»nd killed near Newkirk by Sheriff
promised to send foodstuffs, especially
considerable quantities of new pota-
toes, he declared.
Austrian Cities Can Ge* No Food.
deathH are said to have occurr« 3
among the ballet of 100 girls.
Higher Price For Wheat.
Washington.—Blanket authority to
and other markets with the approval
of Food Administrator Hoover, above — - , .
the *2.20 a bushel minimum price Washington—Postal Insnectnrs ir
guaranteed by presidential proclama- , . , . . . .. ' ;rose to the surface and fired nine-
tlon last February 21 is given the 1 ® number of traveling agents teen „hot8 lnto the Rlnk|ng vessel
food administration grain corporation °f the "el,,ern Unlon Telgraph Com When the steamer settled, the crew
In New Yoik by an executive order pany' on ,ralns between Boston, New took to the boats, the occupants of
of the president To carry out the Philadelphia, Baltimore and four of which numbering elghty-one
purposes of the order, the corporation Washington and seized suitcases they men. have been landed Three boats
Is authorized to Increase its capital were carrying, filled with messages are missing and a search 1b bein*
stock from *50,000,000 to *150.000,000 filed for transmission by telegraph. made for them.
In shares of a par value of *100 each, i This xiractice. whic his said to have
iscCh0ePzneUauBngn the" mayor*of°VmnnaVn W’ U Haynes, who with a squad of
a statement explaining the food sit- iePutles mistook Boyd and relatives
nation, has said that last month a in an automobile for a party
proclamation was Issued to farmers ,r whlsfey runners opening across the
requesting them to deliver a certain Oklahoma - Kansas boundary line,
amount to large towns. The council ®°yd’B father was hit In the face by
had hoped to' reclve 10,000 carloads 1 ***** buck 8hot> but not fatally
of grain, but as a mater ot fact had wounded.
received only 2,500 The maydr also
reported that after the last lot of
Oklahoma, which exceeded the na-
tional average of men put In Class A-l
potatoes is distributed this week, the ander the que3tlonalre system, will be
supply will be exhausted. ^ of the h)ghe8t 8tateg ,n th.„ totaI
The mayor of Budapest replying to f men registered on Jun 5 when final
a telegram requesting assistance, said „ on the second registration are
the people there had net had suffi-
Two considerations were believed to been In operation by the telgraph
Britain May Now Draft Americans.
have Influenced the president to per- company for some time, is considered TT" asbiWgton Treaties between the
mlt tbe grain corporation to pay high- a violation of postal laws forbidding n!tGd States and Great Britain for
er prices. The first was the Increased persons not connected with the postal rec|Procal operation of the army draft
freight rates. Growers must bear this service from conducting a traffic in
increase and without an advance In communications over regular post
the price of wheat, their profits would roads.
be materially reduced The second The facts discovered will be pre-
was believed to be the situation result sented to grand Juries and officials of
Ing from the deadlock in congress over ihe telegraph company will be sum
the senate’s amendment to the annual moned to explain the practice The
agricultural appropriation Increasing penalty for violation of the postal law
the minimum guaranteed price for
wheat to *2 50 a bushel.
laws to their citizens, Including Cana-
dians, were ratified by the senate with-
out a dissenting vote It Is estimated
that some 54,000 Americans in the
British empire and 310,000 British In
the United States, including 60,000
Canadians will be affected by the trea.
|ties Citizens of signatory nations ex-
„ . ,empt from the draft at home, such as
b a fine of not more than *2.500 or six the ,rlsh and Austra))ans, ehaI, not b-e
Express Rates Raised.
Washington.—Ten per cent increase
In express rates was approved by the
Interstate commerce commission and
will add about *22,000.000 to the gross
annual revenues of the American Hall-
way Express Company, the consoli-
dated concern, which takes over the
Interstate express transportation busi-
ness of the country July 1. The com-
mission refused to allow a 15 per cent
advance, but hereafter Director Gen-
eral McAdoo will have Jurisdiction
over rat’es of tbe new company, and
another increase may be considered
Rush Call For Signalmen.
Chicago.—A rush call for men to
Join tbe slRnal corps was sent out
from central department headquarters
here Tbe men wanted are radio and
telegraph operators, telephone con-
struction men. switchboard construc-
tion men. linemen, cable splicers
subject to the law.
British Cruiser Is U-Bo*t Victim.
Pope Protests at Seizure of Bells.
Rome.—Pope Benedict made a re-
monstrance Immediately after being
Informed that the Austrian authorities
had ordered the requisition of all bells
In churches throughout the territory
occupied last year, and urged that the
order be revoked, according to the
cient food for months
"The readiness of Germany and
Hungary to assist," the premier said,
will alleviate in a short time the
hardship yet to be suffered before
the new harvest."
Special Training For Draft Youths.
made public. It was learned that Okla-
homa probably take third or fourth
among the states In the percentage
of men registered on June 5 when final
being to the number registered a year
ago. Final figures are expected to
show that between 700,000 and 750,000
young men were added to the lists.
1,261 are to be negroes, will be sent
to schools and colleges for training.
The entrainment date was set for
July 1 but the call will be held open
tor volunteers until June 21. If on
that date enough are not obtained,
boards are authorized to draft the re-
London.—The BrlMsh armored mer- Japan Lands Marines st Chinese Port,
cantlle cruiser Patia (6,130 tons) was Toklo — Japanese marines were
torpedoed and sunk June 13. according landed on Sunday at Swstow, a treaty
to an announcement made by the Brit-’ port of China and a center of tbe
lah admiralty tonight.
, sugar Industry.
Hip Upon the recommendation of the
Washington A call for 13,630 councji of defense of Ottawa county,
draft registrants of grammar senool the reBlgnatlon of F. M. Red, Jr„ as
education and qualified for genera) postmaster at Aftog has been accepted
military service was made on the bv the pOBtofflce department. After
various states by Provost Marshal Reed had tendered his resignation he
?S!.er!LC!0WA*r_-5_-!-m!“:,°L Wh°“ "rote the department that the differ-
ence between him and the defense
council had been "composed” and
asked that he be permitted to with,
draw his resignation. The postoffico
department refused. It was charged
that Reed’s attitude toward th'e war
and war activities was not regarded
by the defense council as becoming a
County Agent Parker of Kiowa coun-
ty, has called a meeting of the sheep
raisers of Kiowa county for th'e pur-
pose ot placing before them a plan to
co-operate In the clipping and market-
ing of wool. Heretofore sheep raisers
In this section have acted as lffdi-
vldu&ls In the cllplng and nflirk’etlng
of wool, and have been unaffle to se-
cure bidders for the Individual quan-
tities. The government has fixed a
scale of prices for wool and Parker
Is anxious that local sheep raisers ob-
tain the maximum price. Altns has
been designated concentration point.
835 Foe Plane* Felled This Year.
London.—Eight hundred and thirty-
five German airplanes have been de-
stroyed since January 1, according to
an official statement just Issued which
tends to prove that the German com-
muniques are not reliable when deal-
ing with loses of airplanes. The state-
ment says that on June 2 tbe Germans
lost forty-eight, while on Juno 9 and
10 there were forty-nine of their ma-
chines brought down. The Brltisn
were responsible for the destruction
of thirty-three of those lost on the 1st
j ter date.
be ready for th'e mowing machines.
Threshermen in some of the wheat
counties In the stat'e have refused to
thresh wheat at the prices agreed on
at the confernce between farmers and
threshermen, according to telegrams
which have been received by Judge C.
B. Ames, state food administrator.
A ten-day extension on time to pay
the income tax has been allowed
through the local office of the internal
| revenue department, federal building.
Practically all persons making returns
in this district already have made
their payments. The penalty for de-
ferred payment is 5 per cent of the
tax as fine and 2 per cent interest for
each month it remains unpaid.
The state corporation commlssioo
conferred with officials of the various
gas distributing companies throughout
the state with a view of getting sug-
gestions before announcing the stand-
ards for gas service. The officials and
commissioners discussed what users
of gas shall be cut off during the com-
ing winter in event of a shortage ii>
order to enable the domestic user suf-
ficient fuel to heat and cook with.
When the rules are agreed upon they
will be sent out by the commission to
Four hundred skilled carpenters are
wanted at once to complete the state
quota of 1,000 men for ship building io
the government ship yards in Mussie
Shoals, Ala., according to W. G. Ash-
ton, commissioner of labor. Only ex-
pert mechanics will be accepted, and
they must supply their own kit ol
The report of the condition of th®
state banks, as requested under the
call of J. D. Lankford, state bank
commissioner, was made known re-
cently. The total resources of state
bnnks as given in the report for the
close of business May 10 was *136,225,.
190.48. The resources for the close
of business February 15, which was
the last call, was $145,981,699.
William Davis, mayor of Ft. Worth,
Texas, who has something like 2,000
head of cattle grazing in Jefferson
county, declined to obey the edict ol
the Oklahoma state board of agricul-
ture to dip the cattle when other own-
ers of cattle In the locality were treat-
ing their stock to eliminate the possi-
bility of disease. He Is said to have
ignored the warnings of the federal
stock agents and the representatives
of the agricultural board.
fllx democrats will go Into the pri-
mary without opposition and if the
democratic ticket is successful as or
dlnarily will have an easy road to
their seats. The men and the office*
they seek are: S. P. Freellng, attorney
general; Frank Carter, state auditor;
Fred Parkinson, state examiner and
Inspector; Claude E. Connally, state
labor commissioner; Thomas H. Owem
and Robert M. Raimsey, supreme court
judges. The office of the election
board was filled with candidates dur-
ing the last day of t}llL.a.
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The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, June 28, 1918, newspaper, June 28, 1918; Tecumseh, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1075350/m1/2/: accessed December 4, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.