The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, June 28, 1918 Page: 4 of 8
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THE COUNTY DEMOCRAT. TECUMSEH, OKLA
The County Democrat
L P. HENDERSON. Publisher
i'h for tranamifaloa through
a* scioin I rlaaa matter.
Subscription Price S1.00 Par Year
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
1 tumble.i ISO of them head over beela
into the river, ahoviug bark with their
j bayoneta tbo«e who attempted to cling
________— ! to the beak. Only four or five ee-
„ ,, _ . irape<l by ewimmiug. During tbia firat
Publiaheil everv Friday at Terumaeh, I ” 7 ..
... . . /. . . '. u . ... ' execution the machine gutia were
Oklahoma. Knterei! in the Puatoffiee , , ....
tr.ined on the remaining lines. When
j the firing had ceased that night, there
were myre than 400 dead; their bodies
lying there, women, too, and children.
And the graves are there near by, in
the cemetery, and the ages given are
from 13 to 34.”
The part that thene r-viliau* played
in the war wan to bring to the civilized
world the realization of what it would
mean for German arms to conquer.
In playing their part they gave their
lives in the most cruel way a beastly
enemy could devise.
What part will our civilian popula
lion play in the wnrf Will it go along
living as it did iK'forc the war, or will
it glory in opportunity to serve in
the tremendous task of defeating eivil
izatiun 'a enemy f Kach individual must
deeide that ipiestion. He ean prolong
the world’s agony or he can save—
save and sacrifice—to the utmost of
his ability and with his savings buy
Wnr Havings Himups that there may
be more money, lalnir, and materials
to back up those who fight and die
not only for us, but for all who love
Why We Fight
Because Germany Having Split the
World in Halt Is Now Trying
to Devonr the Halves
liy < I.ARENOK L. 8PKKD
Secretary of the War t'oramlttee of the
- ’ - » met * —* *
This paper ha* enlufed
with the government in the
cause of America for the
period of the war .eae.ee
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-J- POLITICAL 4*
4* ANNOUNCEMENTS. 4*
.i. .j. »t. *2* *2° *f* v *1* * j*
J. II. A. ROBEBTHON.
FOR CONGRESS, 4TH DISTRICT.
TOM D. M ’KKOWN.
FOR COUNTY JUDOE
8. F. BAILEY.
R. L. FLYNN.
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY
CLYDE G. IMTMAN.
FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
H. M. FOWLER.
T. F. CAUDLE.
FOR SUPERIOR JUDOS.
LEANDEK O. PITMAN.
FOR JUDOE DISTRICT COURT.
CHA8. B. WILSON.
W. S. PENDLETON.
FOR COMMISSIONER 2nd DISTRICT
M. JORDAN, fur Be-Election.
FOR COMMISSIONER 3rd DISTRICT.
A. A. UOWAN, for Re-EIcctiou.
TULLY J. DARDEN.
FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR.
G. M. McMlLI.lN.
FOR COUNTY TREASURER.
R. L. ALEXANDER.
FOR COUNTY CLERK.
P. B. (Burke) WYATT.
FOR COURT CLERK.
W. W. GILBERT.
■ B. C. (Bob) GREEN.
FOR COUNTY WEIGHER
THE PART CIVILIANS
PLAY IN THE WAR.
The ailly season is not supposed to
have eome says the Grant City (Mo.)
Times. The fall eampaign should be
very short. Up to about next Oct-
ober, theie is no reason for any out
cropping of partisan feeling.
Yet in spite of the above, there is a
lot of the most inappropriate political
talk in Congress. A prominent Rc
publienn senator got up the other day,
and demanded that the President
‘‘aeatter the bunch of economic fukers
and howling derviahtts” now in office.
When a man gets in that frame of
mind, it is useless to argue with him
But one finds it impossible to belie' e
that any large section of his constitu-
ents would defend hint for such an ut
Take a man like William G. McAdoo
for instance, secretary of the treasury.
Is he au economic fakerf Is he a howl
ing dervish f Here we find a man who
has handled the biggest financial prop
ositions ever put over in the world in
an equal time, the marketing of three
great Liberty loans, every one of them
Or do they refer to Mr. Wilson’s
secretary of state, a trained diplomatf
Or to Mr. Daniels, whose administra-
tion of the navy has scarcely been
questioned since we got iuto the warf
Or to Mr. Baker, who came to Wash
ingtou after serviug as the mayor of
one of our greatest cities.
Mr. Wilson has as advisers the
ablest business men in the country
The phrase quoted above is a fa:r
sample of a lot of the talk that is go
ing around the country. And the only
effect of it is to strengthen President
Wilson and his advisers with the peo-
ple. They are doing wonders with »
hare task, a thsk neve.- paralleled in
the history of the world, and one made
harder by the hitter and irresponsible
criticism with which it is atta, ked.
Friends of Judge Robertson may feel
assured that they will hear his voice
in the campaign. The Judge offered
to call off the campaign but his op
poaents would not bear to it and then
proposed that the real contest should
be a short and decisive one. Ho-will
mnke it short and the voters will make
it decisive. Judge Robertson is ad-
mittedly the most convincing and suc-
cessful campaigner in the state and
the people will take the time to hear
him when the time arrives.
If the man of wealth thinks that
Wnr Havings .Stamps and their mean-
ing nre not foY him he is mistaken.
It is true he can buy only $1000 of
them, but he is more able than most
folks to accept the philosophy of the
stamps. That philosophy is, Have!
Have! Have! Julius Kosenw’ald says:
“That man financially able to iudiilgc
himself in luxuries during war time
has the least excuse for doing so.”
Separated by 3,000 miles of ocean
and protected by our Navy, our civ-
ilian population can during this war
continue to live in the same security
as in peace times. The Hun invaders
are not in our midst. We are spared
the agony that came to the women and
children ami old men of Belgium ami
France and Serbia ami the other over
run countries. While thus secure
from harm we must not forget that
the civilian populations of these des-
olated countries are as much our allies
as are their fighting men. Let us
realize more deeply their tragedies.
Read this testimony of Brand Whit
lock, who as our minister to Belgium
knows what it means for a land to be
occupied by German troops:
“Tamines is a little mining town
on the Sambre. The little church
stands on the village green overlook-
ing the river, its facade all splotched
where the bullets ami grapeshot spat
tered against it. And in the little
graveyard beside the church there are
hundreds of new-made graves, long
rows of them, each with its small wood
en cross ami its bit of flowers. The
crosses stand in serried rows, so closely
that they make a very thicket, with
scarcely room to walk between them.
They were all new, of painted wood,
alike except for the names ami the
ages-—thirteen to eightv-four. Rut
they all borne the same sinister date—
August 22, 1914.
“The Germans began to pillage and
burn the houses, 676 of them; then
they turned all the inhabitants into
the street, promiscuously marching
them about. It went on for long
hours; they were given no food or
drink. During n halt they forced them
to lie beneath the machine guns, then
they lined them up against a church
wall and performed a mock execution.
About 600 men were massed in 8t.
Martin’s Square, on the river hank,
and their wives, mothers, daughters
were assembled by the soldiers to wit- Mr. Schwab has the right idea of a •
ness the scene. Fourth of July celebration. Instead
“They lined up their victims in ’ of sending up rockets toward the sky,
three rows along the Sambre and ( he will send down ships to the sea.
We expect, as a matter of course,
that our soldiers and sailors will do
as they are ordered. We oftentimes
do not think it necessary to do what
our Government asks us to do. Why
should wc not be just a< prompt in
our responsef Our men are ordered
to expose themselves to the guns of the
llui.s. We are aske.t only to save aud
loan our savings to the Government.
Can we refuse this request!
Home one has said: ‘‘If ouo of our
boys hesitated as long in going over
the top as some people do in buying
Liberty Bonds or War Havings Stamps,
he would be court-martialed and shot
for cowardice. Ami if the same pun-
ishment were meted out to noncoin-
hatants for financial cowardice an
awful lot of people would be shot at
Union IsariM Club of Chlcaao.
Wo are lighting Germany, for one
thing, bee;tuse Germany, having apllt
| the world In half, la now Keeking to
devour the halves separately. Hie-
hits driven a wedge straight through
the henrt of Europe, and Into Asia,
and la ► king to extend It to the Per
This ta no accidental happening, due
to the downfall of Ruasla and the sud-
den shifting In the fortunes of war.
Germany planned It all d -cades ago.
She made no effort to keep the plans
secret. She told us all about It. She
had a reputation for making plan*
and sticking to them, from one gener
ntlon to another; yet the world paid
no attention. It seemed too prepos-
terous even for Germany to attempt.
As long ago as 18911 a pamphlet.
“Punaiemmny and Central Europe
About 1950," was published In Berlin
and had wide circulation. It laid the
whole Mltteleuropa plan bare as fol-
"Poland and Little Russia (the king
dnm to be established at Russia’s ex-
pense) will agree to have no armies
of their own, and will receive In their
fortresaes German and Austrian garri-
sons. In Poland, as well as In Little
Russia, th« postal and telegraph serv-
ices as yrell as the railways will be In
In 1911 Tannenberg’s hook, “Greater
Cermany” was published. This was
only three years before the war, but
It showed that the Idea of a German
Mlttcleuropa had not been allowed to
languish. It says:
“The new kingdom of Poland f!
made up of the former Russian por-
tion of the basin of the Vistula, and of
Galicia, and forms a part.of the new
How the plan has grown since then!
Russia's collapse dropped whole prov-
inces Into the lap of the kaiser, and
now Germany plans Its empire on a
scale which would dwarf that of an-
cient Rome. It Is to embrace the orig-
inal Central Europe, Inhabited by
some 73,000,000 Germans, make the
Rlack sea a German lake, and extend
clear to the Persian gulf through the
vassal states of Bulgaria and Turkey.
The German government started to
put Its scheme for a Mltteleuropa in-
to effect years ago when It began the
construction of the Berlln-to-Bagdad
railway. Little Serbia stood In the
way, so Serbia was attacked and the
world was plnnged Into war. In the
opposite corner of Europe Belglnm
was Invaded and crushed. The world
then thought that this was only be-
cause Belglnm offered the easiest
route to France; but study of the Mit-
teleuropa plan of years ago shows.that
Belglnm was Included In the scheme
“How does all this affect America?”
one may ask. Germany was a late
comer In the family of great nations,
Most of the uncivilized world had been
pre-empted by other nations before
she arrived. Germany wanted col-
onies. To get them she would have
to take them away from someone else.
Africa and South America- offered
the best fields for German colonlza
tlon. England possessed the best part
of Africa—the parts In which the
white man might hope to qettle anil
thrive. Englnnd had a mighty fleet,
and a disposition to hold what she
had, even though she did not show a
disposition to fight for more.
There remained South America. It
was divided among weak nations. It
wns protected only by the Monroe doc-
trine. This Monroe doctrine was a
sacred thing to Americans, but, not
being backed up by mighty armies and
fleets, was not even a “scrap of paper”
to the Germans. Can anyone doubt,
should Germany succeed In welding
Into a mighty empire the 73,000,000
Germans and the 100,000,000 Inhabi-
tants of the vassal and conquered
states of her Mltteleuropa, that her
next step would be toward the westl
The very fact that she had this em-
pire would presuppose the defeat of
Englnnd, so that no British fleet would
stand between us and Germany when
the time came for the kaiser to send
his legions across the Atlantic.
“As In the Bast, so In the West,'
Is a motto which, of recent weeks, hns
been much heard In Germany. At a
'conference of the national liberal par-
ty, held In March of this year, the fol-
lowing amazingly frank declaration
“Our policy has been directed to
making the government and majority
turn away from the relchstag resolu-
tion of July 19. (Peace without an-
hexatlons and indemnities). Tb that
we have succeeded. Pence has Just
been made in the East under condi
tlons In flat contradiction to the pol-
icy of July 19, and has received the
support and assent of all the burgeols
In other words, nil Germany is now
planning both annexations and Indem-
nities, such as will leave her without
a formidable opponent In the world.
Can we make peace now and leave
Germany, flushed with victory. In pos-
session of all she has gained and lust-
ing for further conquest? If we did,
would not the whole world live In
perpetual terror of German aggres-
sion, each country awaiting its turn to
be gobbled Of>? Can any red-blooded
American talk about peace without
vlctroy—victory so decisive that Ger-
many will be forced to disgorge all It
has seized., and the German menace be
removed from the world forever!
(First published Juae 21, 1918.—41.)
Notice is hereby given that O. A.
Gill, who was convicted in the Superior
[I'ourt of Pottawatomie County, State
of Oklahoma, on the 24th day of Nov-
ember 1917, in rase No. 601, on n
| < hnrgo of disposing of mortgage prop
erty, will make application to the Par
; don an 1 Parole Officer of the State
j of Oklahoma, on the 23nl day of Julv,
1918, at the hour of 2:00 o'clock
Vt on said day, or ns soon thereafter
| as the same may be beard, at the of
; flee of said Offieer in Oklahoma City,
I for a parole or pardon from said
mdgmeiit and sentence.
Hated at Teeumseb, Oklahoma, this
the 15th dav of June 1918.
O. A. GILL.
(First published June 21st, 1918.—2t)
State of Oklahoma, Pottawatomie
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF SAID
COUNTY AND STATE.
The State of Oklahoma to the next of
kin and all other persons Interested
i In the estates of the following named
Notice is hereby given that in the
following cases, the administators or
executors have filed and presented for
settlement their final aceounta and pe-
titiona for distribution, and that the
same will lie heard on Monday, the
1 st day uf July, 1918, said day being
u regular judicial day of saii'l Court
of a regular term thereof, to-wit of
the July 1918 term of said Court, nnd
that said hearing will he held at the
hour of 10:30 o’clock on said day r.t
the County t'ourt room in the city of
TccuMheh, Pottawatomie County, Ok
lahonia, at which time and plaee all
persons interested and so desiring may
file their exception in writing to sueii
reports and petitions and he heard
No. 2322, Estate of Martha Mullins.
P. 8. Case, Administrator.
N'o. 2329, Estate of Thomas Taylor,
Jessie E. Taylor, Executrix.
No. 2399, Estate of Emma Estep, De-
Geo. R. Holmes, Administrator.
No. 2407, Estate of Charles F. Sehaef-
Arenstena E. Schaefer, Executrix.
No. 2415, Estate of J. N. Goss. De
Lenora V. Goss, Administratrix.
No. 2416, Estate of W. H. Cowsert,
Mary M. Cowsert, Administratrix.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have,
hereunto set my iliaml and affixed the
seal of said Court on this the 13th
day of June, 1918.
(Seal) W. 8. PENDLETON,
R. L. FLYNN, Court Clerk.
By HOMER KfNG, Deputy.
TENTS AWNINGS XCOVERS
ANY SIZE - STYLE OR MATERIAL \r//////
TENT5 lcaup ruRKUURE FOR RENT H|
QklahomaCity Tent CvAwhing fc Hot*"
ASK US FOR PRICES .- 1J2 W. fiR5T 5T SwBBBWt
following described property, to-wit: wltV:u four mouths from the date here-
Lots 31 sod 32 in Block 8; Lots 21 of or the same will be forever barred,
and 22 in Block 9; Lots 9, 10, 11, 12, j Dated this 19th day of June, 1918.
13, 14, 15 and 16 in Block 27; Lots 15 j E. L. ADAMS,
and 16 in Block 30; Lots 9, 1C, II, 12. i Administrator.
15 and 16 in Block 31; aud Lots 19. [ —— - — —■ - — ——------r—
20, 21 and 22, in Block 21; and Lot 7 j (First published June 28, 1918.—3t.)
ia Block 15, sll in the Rose Garden In the Superior Court in and for Pot-
Addition to the City of Shawnee, were tawatomle County, State of Oklahoma.
«uld on the 2nd da\ of Noyieintier. 1914. Kll.t-r, Mack, Plaintiff, vs. P. K.
to the Couuty of Pottawatomie, for j Kelluin, Defendant.
the taxes of the year 1913; that I urn
now kite owner and holder of said Sale
Certificates, aud unless redemption is
made of said sale, in sixty (60) days
from the first publication of this no
tice, 1 will demand of the County
Treasurer of Pottawatomie County,
Tb P. K. Kellum, defendant:
You are hereby notified that on the
25th day of June, 1918, the plaintiff
above named Elbert Mack, did file his
petition in the above entitled court
Oklahoma,'^ a ta^ deed to said lots so against you wherein said plaintiff
prays this court to quiet his title in
and to the following described real es-
tate situated in Pottawatomie County,
The west half of the south half of
the north east quarter of section 1,
township II north, range 4 east of the
Imlinu Meridian, mil the west half of
the north hnlf of the southeast quarter
of section 1, township II north, range
I east of the Indian Meridian, con-
taining in nil eigtliv (80) acres; and
sold, as aforesaid.
Witness my hand this 19th day of
T. J. DAVIS,
Owner and Holder of said Tax Sale
(First published June 21, 1918—2t.)
State of Oklahoma, Pottawatomie
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
Notice is hereby given that on the
18th day of June, 1918, B. I). Wolfing
ton filed in the Comity Court of the
County of Pottawatomie and State of
wherein lie seeks to exclude you from
any interest, right, t^ile or estate in
or to saiif rent estate*above described
or any part thereof; aud you are fur-
ther notified that yon have been sued
frr-1........‘-v »vi."si tf fiT
ty and State ot tlklahonm upon the, f A or ,(, tition
- state of Sarah L Wellington, deeeas- j wl„ |>(i u«pn ‘a„ trup th'e
'' And pursuant to an order of the j m,>"‘ 1W“1 b® ”
Couuty Court, the 1st dav of July, P"*"1 ,°fjn tbe *?"' P?.*'™
1918, of said County Court, has been '"* tbp *'* ** of th.s plaint.ff in and
appointed ns the time for hearing said f® ,rpal estate above ^nb«l *®
application when nnd where any per- ani' perfee am «« K
son interested may contest said" peti- I that you have no mteres . rig i , ,
Gnn nf Il„. fnnn'ts (•„„n T,. or estate in or to said property above
described or any port thereof.
cumseh, Oklahoma, ut 2 o'eleek P. M.
of said date.
Witness W. S. Pendleton, Judge of
the County Court of the County of Pot-
tawatomie, and the seal of the Court
nffixed the 18th dav of June, 1918.
W. S.' PENDLETON,
(Seal.) Conn tv Judge.
CLARENCE ROBISON, Attorney
(First published June 21st, 1918.—4t.)
State of Oklahoma, Pottawatomie
In .the Matter of the Estate of Sarah
! Adams, Deceased,
f NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Witness inv hand affixed at mv of-
fice in the Citv of Shawnee, Oklaho-
ma. on this 25tli dav of June. 1918.
R. L. FLYNN.
Court Clerk of Pottawatomie County.
Bv Mahlon MeKellar Deputy. (Seal.)
' T.YDICK & LYDTOK, Attorneys for
(First published June 21st, 1918. 2t)
NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALL MEET-
ING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF POTTAWA-
TOMIE COUNTY. OKLAHOMA.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Couuty Comiirssionors of
Pottawatomie* County, Oklahoma, will
hold a special called meeting on Juno
26th, 1918, for the purpose of passing
a resolution to obtain state aid on
"SK.'TSS -Ju” ““-‘V !S
Count ' ° Iklahoma, I ottawatomie hereby notified to present the same
I with the necessary vouchers thereon to j the State Highway.
°f the FoUow1uk Da the undersigned administrator at the Witness my hand and official seal
scnDea property: lo.iee of Maben & Pitman, Number this 20th day of June^ 1»'8-
Voq are hereby notified that the 219 Elks Building, Shawnee, Okla., ■ (Seal.) B. B. WYATT, County Clerk.
Judge Robertson Nails a Canard
I regret that one of the candidates for Governor is attempting by false representations
to mislead the voter as to my position on the Gross Production Tax Law by saying in sub-
stance that I am in favor of reducing the rate.
I am not in favor of reducing the present rate of 3 per cent., believing it to be just
and equitable, and until it is conclusively shov/n by thorough and careful investigation that
such rate is inequitable and unjust, either too high or too low, I shall stand unequivocally ^
for the present rate. I court just and honest criticism of my position on all public questions, t
but detest willful and malicious misrepresentation such as is being resorted to by one of ^
my opponents. J. B. A. ROBERTSON
Will the People of Oklahoma Endorse Submarine
Methods in Politics?
On March 29th last. Judge -T. It. A. Robertson announced his candidacy for Governor.
At that time he clearly set forth his views of t he vital questions confronting Oklahoma. He
took the people into his confidence.
•Since that time other candidates have announced, nnd, knowing that Judge Robertson
was beyond question the foremost aspirant, have sought to destroy him by adopting gross
misrepresentations of his announced views; by utili.xing political methods that have been tried
and repudiated in Oklahoma in the past.
One particular candidate for Governor is circulating throughout the State a garbled
section of Judge Robertson s platform utterance pertaining to the Gross Oil Production"*Tax.
Let the intelligent reader procuie a copy of Robertson’s platform in full, study the verbiage
of that section as cleverly garbled by an opponent, and answer the question: “Will the people
of Oklahoma endorse the submarine in Polities?’’
This particular opponent, realizing that Judge Robertson is bound to win, in despera-
tion has borrowed from the Huns the U-boat method of submarine attack. Red-blooded Amer-
icans despise unfair, under hand tactics, especially when employed at a time wheu the minds
of the people are directed to winning the war nnd backing up the boys at the front by con-
certed action at home.
Look Out For the U-Boat !n Oklahoma Politics
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