The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1918 Page: 2 of 8
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HINDENBURG PREPARES TO
MAKE ANOTHER ASSAULT
ON MT. KEMMEL
1 LIBERTY LOAN1, SIXIY-SIX KILLED
AMERICAN ARTILLERY IS ACTIVE
Jilting Larg* factor af Qarmin FI rat
Second Lina Tranchaa—Austrian
Pari lament la Prorogued Ba-
eauae People Are Hungry,
British Headquarters In Franca —
There are unlamtakable signs of the
resumption of the Oerman effort to
Corea the allied poaltlons on the hill
ehaln want of Kemmel. Last even-
lac the Germane opened e tremen
dona bombardment on Scherpenberg
end on llont Rouge, but no Infantry
The German artillery haa eras bed
forth again upon the Anglo-French
Una north of La Clytte and to the
aoath of Mont Rouge.
The alltea are wall prepared for the
attack, but the weather la thick and
wet, ao that aerial observation virtu*
ally la impossible.
Washington —For ithe third time
within a year the American people
have heavily oversubscribed a war
As the third Liberty loan was clos-
ing, the treasury announce,! the cam.
paign has been an overwhelming suc-
cess. Although 11,000.000,000 was the
formal goal of the campaign, official
Reports, Including only a small propor.
tioa of the final avalanche of pledges,
showed the total -a $3.816,621,250, and
there were Indications that the ag.
gregats would be Increased to |4,000,.
000,000 when banks havs time to tab.
ulata the multitude of last minute ap-
The exact result of the campaign
probably will not be known twill
late In the week.
Official estimates placed the num-
ber of subscribers at probably 17,000,.
000—far above the 10,000,000 of the
second loan or the 1,(00,000 of the
first—and some officials expressed the
belief that the roll of bond buyers
would be even greater. To them this
was one of the most encouraging fee-
turee of the loan.
All 12 federal reserve districts,
which were the largest campaign
units, oversubscribed and a majority
of the states made the same record.
Delaware doubled Its quota.
TO TRANSFER ARMY SOONER
BAKER ABKB CONGRESS FOR
TWELVE PASSENGERS AND
SEVEN MARINES AMONG
MRS. POTTER PALMER DEAD
With the American Army in France.
•—During the last three days the
American artillery In the Lucevllle
sector has chased the Germans com-
pletely from their front positions and
have wiped certain sections of targets
in the enemy rear area off the map.
This Is the same artillery that not
long ago gave a similar performance
In another Lorraine sector.
On the present ocoasion, so far as
all Invaatlgatlon shows, the Germans
abandoned entirely the territory at
laast as far back as a point beyond
thalr second line.
The only signs that they are there
at all are a few hidden machine gun
positions which cut loose when the
Just now the German first and sec-
ond lines are in about the same con-
dition as No Man's Land, In which '
lattar area the Americans are work-
ing more freely than ever before.
The sections affected by the work
of the American artillerymen are the
line south, southwest and southeast of
Famous Society Leader Helped
age World’s Fair.
SaraBota, Fla—Mrs. PotteT Palmer
of Chicago is dead at her winter home
here. Mrs. Palmer, who was bora In
Louisville and was the widow of Pot-
ter Palmer of Chicago, where she was
a social leader, bad been 111 some
During the Chicago world'll fair,
Mrs. Palmer was president of the
board of woman managers and visited
Crisis In Austria.
some of the most important Items of
the current news, with a critical
economic and political situation offl.
dally conceded to be developing at
home juat as her armies at the front
sue apparently to be launched in a
new attack on Italy.
The crisis at Vienna Is marked by
the dismissal of the Austrian parlia-
ment by the emporor’s order and the
declaration that forcible measures
would be taken to make a resumption
of Its sessions impossible. In a state-
ment It is made clear that the gov-
ernment was embarrassed by the di-
visions in the legislative body over
the grave food situation and the vari-
ous racial grievances in the Austrian
body politic and desired a free hand
In the next few months.
It Is officially announced from
V'enna that Emperor Charles, the
chief of the Austrian general staff and
several high German and Austrian of-
ficers, reached the Italian front.
This with the considerable move-
ments of troops In the Tyrol and
Trentlno reported from the interior is
interpreted to mean that the long pre-
dicted offensive on the Italian front
will soon be begun.
Mrs. Potter Palmer.
Europe for the purpose of Interesting
foreign governments In the fair. aLt.
er she was appointed by the president
of the United Stat’es as the only
woman member of the American com-
mission to the Paris exposition. She
was the possessor of a membership
In the Legion of Honor, awarded by
the French government.
PRESSES RUSH NEW BONDS
Eighteen Million Ready; Ten Million
The Pope Is Silent.
Rome.—No favorable occasion for
a further peace move by Pope Bene-
dict has presented Itself, nor does one
seem near, it was stated, at the Vat-
ican, when Inquiry was made there
regarding the report that his Holiness
would make a new peace off on Whit-
Washington.—Extra shifts of print-
ers were set to work by the bureau
*f engraving and printing to expedite
the work on Liberty bonds. It is
planned to deliver all within two
weeks. About eighteen million al-
ready have been printed and more
than ten million have been distrib-
Secretary McAdoo announced that
In connection with th'e right reserved
when he opened the third loan, he
would make allotments of all sub-
scriptions in full.
The total of subscriptions tabluated
f>y the treasury department was near-
ly *3,600,000,000 and nearly a half
million more probably will b'e report-
ed before the total is announced.
SEDITION BILL IS PASSED
Draatlc Substitute For Mob Law, For
Washington.—A protracted contro-
versy in the senate over the sedi-
tion bill to severely penalize disloyal
acts and utterances and interference
with Liberty loan sales and the army
draft, ended in the adoption of the
conference report on the measure by
c vote of 48 to 26. The house is ex-
pected to agree to the report.
Opponents of the measure who have
contended that freedom of speech and
the press would be curtailed, lost
their fight to strike out a clause giv-
ing the postmaster general authority
jto bar mall believed to violate the
'espionage laws and to restore an
amendment excepting from the law
truthful statements made with good
The bill Initiated a year ago and
provides maximum penalties of twen-
ty years Imprisonment and a *10,000
fine or both for a wide variety of dis-
loyal acts. It amends the espionage
net and with the “woman spy" bill
recently passed, completes the cycle
of legislation urged by the depart-
ment of Justice as necessary to clothe
4he government with power to deal
With sedition and disloyalty and pre-
want mob violence which has resulted
from the department’s Inability to se-
cure convictions of persons making
Postal Rates To Stand.
Washington.—The senate postofflee
committee refused to consider legis-
lation to suspend or modify Increased
second class postage rates which be-
come effective July 1 and which
newspaper publishers have attacked,
in connection with the pending post-
office appropriation bill. Individual
senators plan an effort later to sus-
pend or reduce the increases.
Washington.—The annual move for
the reduction of the amount of mile-
age allowed members of congress was
made with the introduction in the
house by Representative Blanton of
Texas of a bill to limit the mileage
allowances to the actual expenses of
the members and the immediate fam-
ilies traveling to and from Washing-
ton. Members now are allowed twenty
cents a mil*.
RAMMED BT FRENCH CRUISER
•Inks To* Rapidly To Launeh Life-
boats.—Warship Takes to Port
Survivors of Steamship
City of Athens.
An Atlantic Port—Sixty-six persons
lost their lives when the steamship
City of Athens, bound from New York
to Savannah, waa rammed and sunk
by a French cruiser off the Dele-
Tba missing Include ten man and
two women who wera passengers,
so van out of twenty-four United
States marines who were on board,
fourteen out of twenty French sailors
and thirty-three members of the craw.
Passengers In Barths.
All the passengers and many of the
crew were In their berths when the
bow of the warship plunged Into the
side of the S,600.ton coastwise vessel.
Fire broke out alomst immediately
afterward In hold number 1, but It
had no bearing on tha tats of the
ship for the flames were quickly
quenched by the rush of water which
Captain J. Forward, one of the
veteran commanders in the service of
the Ocean Steamship Company, own-
ers of the vessel, did his best to avert
a panic and man the lifeboats.
So quickly did the doomed vessel
sink, however, that there was no time
to get the boats away and many of
those who perished were trapped In
Those of the passengers and crew
who were able to reach the deck, all
of them thinly clad, and many with,
out life preservers plunged Into tbs
The cruiser launched lifeboats im-
mediately after the crash and turned
Its searchlights upon the waters In
which men and women were strug-
gling for their lives.
Sixty-eight persons were picked up
and brought back to this port by the
warship, which was not seriously
Heavy Fog Hanging.
Both ships were carrying running
lights because of the heavy fog which
hung over the sea.
F. J. Doherty, the wireless operator,
was able to send out only one “S. O.
S.” call after the warship’s bow
plunged Into the City of Athens side
near the bow.
Many Deeds of Heroism.
Many heroic deeds were recounted
by the survivors.
One of the heroes of the sea trag-
edy was Harry A. Kelley of New
York, an oiler, who swam to an over-
turned lifeboat and dragged upon
the botom of it four persons who
were struggling in the sea.
He held them there until they were
taken off by a boat from the French
The City of --tbens was a vessel
of 3,641 tons gross register, built in
1911 at Camden N. J., for the Merch-
ants' and Miners’ Transportation
Company and formerly known as the
The vessel replaced the City of
Memphis, formerly in the same serv-
ice and which was sunk by a Ger-
man submarine March 17, 1916, while
on a trans-Atlantic voyage.
While the steamship company an-
nounced that twelve of the civilian
pessengers probably had been lost,
the Hat given out contained only
Oklahoman Is Pardoned.
action in pardoning two soldiers in
France who had been condemned to
death for sideping while on sentry
duty and commuting to nominal pris-
on terms the death sentences Imposed
on two others for disobeying orders
was viewed by army officials as ap-
proval of Secretary Raker’s stand
against the Imposition of the ffeath
penalty except in special cases. Pri-
vates Forest D. Sebastian of Eldorado.
IU., and Jeff Cook of Lutie, Okla.,
were the men pardoned
Collision Sinks Norwegian Ship.
An Atlantc Port.—The Norwegian
steamer, Fjell, was sunk off the Vir-
ginia coast when she collided with
the British steamer, Livingstonla.
The FJell’s crew was saved by the
Livingstonla and landed here.
The collision occurred In a heavy
fog. The Livingstonla outward bound
from this port crashed bow on amid-
ships of the Fjell which was coming
down the coast.
With a great hole in her hull the
Norwegian vessel sank soon after the
crew had taken to the boats.
Captain Johannessen of the Fjell
and his crew lost all their effects,
many o? the men reaching the boats
balf clad. The captain said his ship
was sounding her fog signal regular-
ly and taking all proper precutions
nd that the Livingstonla would be
libeled for damages.
The British captain would not dis-
cuss the collision further than to say
that he would m&ko a full report at
the proper time.
The Fjell was a little vessel of 581
net tons. The Llvlngstonia’s net ton-
nage Is 2,799.
Eight Weeks School For Huns.
British Headquarters In France.—
The German field depots are being
heavily drawn upon to replace recent
casualties. The Thirteenth German
reserve division has Just received a
company of 250 boys of the 1919-1920
class, who are only 19 years old.
Boys are to be pressed into the kais-
er's service who have had only eight
weeks’ training and were not to be
put Into the fighting unless absolutely
necessary But the fact that they
are now In the division In the battle
line suggests that they may be used.
While Ns Number Is Mentioned. An
Amendment Is Desired to Draft
Law to Grant Mora Authority.
Washington.—Secretary Baker at a
bearaog before the house military
affairs commit**. In confidential ses-
sion. asked that congress grant un-
limited power for the creation of an
army of whatever else necessary for
th* prosecution of tbs war Ha told
tha committee that It would b* ill-
advised to restrict th* numb«r of man
to be utilised and that th* sis* of th*
army should be increased In the dis-
cretion of the government, as trans-
portation and equipment facllUes
Secretary Baker indicated ha would
submit a proposed measure, probably
as aa amendment to the draft law, to
grant the unlimited authority asked,
fader the existing draft law, as con.
■trued by Chairman Dent of the mil-
itary committee --nd others, there Is
authority for us of only 1,000,000 man
under the draft Mr. Dent Introduced
a bill to authorise a draft total of
4,000.000 men, which with volunteers
already in tha servioe, would make
an ultimate possible maximum
strength of 5,000,000 mem.
Secretary Baker was questioned by
the committee regarding his views
to increasing th* draft age. He said
he was studying th* subject and had
made no decision.
The house military committee will
Immediately resume consideration of
the annual army appropriation bill
and Secretary Baker’s Idea Is that it
shall provide only for the number 1st.
Indications are that It will carry
provision for equipment, transporta-
tion, pay and other expenses of ap-
proximately 3,000,000 men as part not
of a specific program, but as a fur.
thersnee of s blanket authority plan
involving use of all or part of the
funds appropriated and supplemental
appropriations later on as tha need
may become apparent.
Secretary Baker at the conclusion
of the hearing dictated this state-
"The war department program was
presented to the house military com-
mittee. It Involved the expediting of
the training of the men and the nl-
creasing of the army as rapidly as
ability to equip and transport them
can be foreseen. The secretary of
war declined to discuss the numbers
of the proposed army for the double
reason that any specific number Im-
plies a limit, and the only point of
limit is the ability to equip and
transport men, which Is constantly on
"The details of the estimates pre
posed for the regular appropriation of
1918-19 will he gone into with the
committee. I These estimates, when
approved by the committee and acted
upon by congress, will be supplement-
ed by subsequent appropriations as
to facilities for transportation and the
additional equipment increase.
"Regarding the draft quota matter,
there was a discussion. Secretary
Baker took the position that he de-
sired to have sufficient quotas based
on the number of men in Class 1
without the credits. There was no
change suggested as to the draft age
OKLAHOMA STATE NEWS
Oklahoma has a school enumeration
this year of 6(0.90*. according to cen-
sus figures announced by R. H. Wilson,
state superintendent of schools. This
le a gain over last year of 22.8*7 and
a gain over 1*09. when Wilson became
superintendent of schools of lt(,420
or 26 per cent.
Fifty-two counties In the state
ehowed an Increased enumeration this
year and twenty.flve reported lest chil-
dren of school ags than In 1*17. Most
of the counties reported a falling off
of enumeration are In the western part
of th* state.
Following Is th* report of th* enu-
meration by counties:
Adair. 4.SSI: Alfalfa, I.IT7; Atoka,
7,(41: Reaver, 1,411; Beckham, 7.041.
Blaine. 1.414: Bryan, 14,11* Caddo. 11,-
444. Canadian. 7,1*4: Carter, 14.111:
Cherokee, 7,1*7; Choctaw, 10,414; Cimar-
ron. 1.1M; Cleveland, 4.(4*; Coal, (.701;
Cotton, 1.104: Craig, 4.114; Crook, 17.-
(44; Custer, 4.741; Delaware, 4.S5S; Dew-
ey. 4.(14; Bills, 4,404; Oerflsld. 4,747; Gar-
via. 11.114; Grady, 11.117; Grant. 6.171;
Greer, 6.Ml, Harmon. 4,110, Harper.
1.044. Haskell, 7,404.
Hughee. 4,(11; Jackson, 7,104; Jefferson,
4.114; Johnston. 7.162; Kay, *.120; King-
fisher. 5.361; Kiowa, 4.164. Latimer. 4.791;
LaFIcre. 14.716; Lincoln, 11,127; Logan.
I. 647; Lova. 6.1*1; Major, 4,6*6: Marshall.
6,(14; Mays. 5.770.
McClain. 1.764; McCurtaln. 11.114; Mc-
Intosh. 10,117; Murray. 4,146; Muskogee.
II. 171; Nobis, 4.101; Nowata, 6,143; Ok-
fuskee, *.041; Okiwnoras. 2s,064; Okmul-
gee. 14.8(4; Osage, 7,(42; Ottawa, 12.210;
Pawnee. 6,11*; Payne. 1.44*.
Pittsburg. 16,125. Pontotoc. 11.000; Pot-
tawatomie, 14.510; Pushmataha, (.624;
Roger Mills, 4,218; Rogers. 7,281; Semi-
nole, 8,559; Bequoyah, 9,727; Stephens,
9,4*8; Teas*. 4,687; Tillman, 4,827: Tulsa,
12.178; Wagoner, 8,745; Washington,
7,089; Washita, 1,690; Woods. 5.404;
The board of education of Waurtka
has made an lucres so of twenty per
cent In th* salary of th# teachers etar
ployed In th* schools of Wsurika.
L. D. Brown ess, recently of Wioff-
ward, has been appointed county agent
for Greer county to succeed W. R-
Auflll who has been transferred to
STATEHOUSE BREVITIES f
Th# namss of eight Oklahoman*,
two of them from Oklahoma City, ara
on the list of eligible reeerve corps of-
Deere, who were graduated from the
third officers’ training camp at Fort
Oglethorpe. Ga. Thee# men will be
carried on the lists of eligible second
lieutenants, and commissioned at such
time aa suitable vacancies occur. Tha
INFANTRY—Rodney B. BlrklchL
Shawnee. Okla ; Marvin C. Bradley, Mar-
low, Okla; Braxton D. Butler, Oklahoma
City; Earl K. Graham. Coalgate, Okla:;
Fred M. Howard. Oklahoma City; Paul
Itobertson. Ardmore. Okla; Robert B
Roaa, Tnhlequah. Okla
FIELD A RTILLEKT—John C. Mack Ha
U. S. LOCOMOTIVE BIDS LET
$60,000,000 Order Greatest Government
Washington. — Contracts for 1,026
freight and passenger locomotive*, the
largest Blngle order ever placed in the
history of American railways, wyre let
by the railroad administration to the
American Locomotive Company and
the Baldwin Locomotive works.
Deliveries will begin In July and
continue through the year and most
of the new engines, it is understood,
will be assigned to eastern roads,
where the shortage of motive power
is greatest. They will bear only the
Initials "U. S.” and Identifying num.
bers and will virtually be the first
lot of engines to be owned Jointly by
all railroads under government man-
FIELD AVIATOR FALLS TO HIS DEATH
Young Lieutenant Leaves Bride of
Lewton.—Lieutenant William Dean
Thompson of the 263d field artillery,
student observer at the Post field
school for aerial observers, was in-
stantly killed and Lieutenant Foster
Bailey, pilot, was seriously Injured
when their plane fell 300 feet.
Balloon Explosion Kills Two 8oldiers.
Omaha.—Two soldiers were burned
to death and eighteen men were
burned seriously when s captive ob-
servation balloon of the Cacquot type
exploded at Florence field, the army
balloon school at Fort Omaha, near
here, according to a stateemnt by
Col. H. B. Hersey, post commandant
Two German Planet Brought Down.
London.—An official statement on
aerial operations say a:
"Two low flying German airplanes
were brought down by our Infantry.
None of our machines are missing."
German Party For Equal Suffrage.
Amsterdam.—The Prussian con-
gress of the national liberal party,
according to a Berlin dispatch, has
adopted a resolution in favor of equal
suffrage In Prussia within th* limits
prescribed by th* government reform
bill. Tbe vote was 41J to UT.
Forest A. Johnson, 412 North Ninth
street, Durant, was commissioned to
be second lieutenant in the non-flying
section of the signal corps.
Congressman Jim McClintic has re-
turned to Washington from Oklahoma,
where he made thirty speeches In the
Interest of tbe third Liberty loan.
Physicians of Pittsburg county have
heard and heeded the call of the gov-
ernment. Twelve physicians, seven
of whom were from McAlester, took
Jacob W. Fisher of Okeene, Rich-
ard Ross of Fort Gibson and Eugene
Hyder of Meredianl qualified in the
third officers’ training camp at Camp
Sherman, Ohio, for commissions as
second lieutenants in the Infantry,
it waa announced.
A new type of railroad, on which
rubber-tired engines and cars would,
run over concrete tracks is being pro-
moted by Drumright and Shamrock
business men, to connect the two
towns and to penetrate, on the way,
one of the richest districts of the
Oklahoma oil fields.
German literature and the German
language are things of the past in
Erick now, a large number of citizens
and high school students collected all
the German hooks in the town and
' urned them at the foot of the munic-
ipal flag pole from which was flying
the star and stripes and Erick’s
honor flag of the third Liberty loan.
Benton Harris, son of a farmer liv-
ing six miles northwest of Loco, haa
been arrested by Sheriff Brigham
Young and turned over to the mili-
tary authorities on tha charge of de-
sertion. For several months the
young man, who was among the first
called from Stephen* county under
the draft law, has been in hiding.
Under the supervision of Mrs. Orln
Ashton, of the women’s committee of
the council of defense, registration
books will be opened in Chlckasha for
the benefit of all women over 21, who
care to register as applicants for posi-
tions as Red Cross nurses and auch
other occupations aa the registrants
may feel and prove themselves quali-
fied to fill.
Fraudulent use of the mails in oper-
ations by which *994,000 was gathered
in from 287 persona Is charged in an
Indictment returned by the United
States grand jury at Cement against
four men who conducted the McAlester
Real Estate Exchange in connection
with deals in Oklahoma Indian lands.
F. W. Holt of Stillwater wai elected
president of the state association of
optometrists at the conclusion of the
thirteenth annual session at Oklahoma
City. Other officers elected were:
Dr. Edward Carr, Chlckasha, first vice-
president; Joseph R. McCarry, Okla-
j horns City, second vice-president; C.
L. Henderson, Sapulpa, secretary-
Edward Brown, F. L. 3., of London,
England, who la credited with having
brought prosperity to Ireland through
the introduction of better poultry
methods, will make two Oklahoma ad-
dresses on the importance of poultry
raising in war times. He speaks In
Oklahoma City June 14 and in Still-
water June 15. He represents the
United States department of agricul-
ture, having been borrowed from the
British government a* a war-time ex-
ponent of poultry raising.
Dumott Pugh, L. C. Oliphant and
Frank Ferris, members of a school
board In a socialist district In south-
west Stephens county, were arraigned
before United States Commissioner
Speak et Cbickasha, on charges of
disloyalty. The men accused refused
to allow their children to participate
In patriotic exercises, refused to allow
the American flag to be used in serv-
ices. refused to replace an American
flag that had * been torn from the
school house and refused to aid the
Red Cross but said they would con-
tribute funds to defeat the cause.
Men who announce as candidates for
county or stale offices automatically
will cease to be members of county oa
state defense councils.
Physical examinations of the m»
who have applied for enlistment Id
the various units of the new national
guard regiment of Oklahoma Is to be-
gin shortly, according to an announce,
ment by Col. H. W. Pentecost, re-
cruiting officer for th* regiment
Vigilance against spies by the na-
tional government is not going to stop
with the registration of the German
men aliens alone, but the listing ot
the women has now been ordered.
First word of the latest move of th*
department of justice was received
from T. W. Gregory, attorney gen-
eral, calling for the immediate regis-
tration of enemy German alien wo
The state primary campaign opene
officially with the date fixed by law
for the opening of the filing of can-
didates. The closing date for filing
comes on Sunday, June 16, so that
two days are cut from the usual filing
time of fifty days. The filing for
county offices opens May 7 and closes
July 6. Candidates for state officee
file with the state election board and
county candidates file with the county
election board. In neither instance
Is a filing fee exacted.
Governor Williams named county
council of defense members in three
counties. F. D. Pittman and H. Patti
Rivers, both of McAlester, were
Lamed to the Pittsburg county coun-
cil. C. G. Shane of Durant was se-
lected aa a member of the Bryao
county council and will be chairman
of the council to succeed C. O. John-
son. In Washita conuty four new
members of the executive committee
were named, George A. Wilton and
Claude King of Colony, Thomas G.
Sappington of Cloud Chief and Perry
Henrison of Mountain View.
A request to each of the seventy-
seven county superintendents o t
schools that they furnish the state
board of education with the names of
all teachers who are not displaying th*
American flag before their pupils
daily, was sent out by R. H. Wilson-
state superlnetndent of schools. A
state law requires each school district
to display a flag. Action against schoo>
directors who have not supplied the
flags to schools and against teacher*
who have taught in rooms where no
flag is displayed la planned. Failure
of a school district board to furnlsb
flags to schools is punishable by •
The city of Tulea lost a case ap-
pealed to the supreme court to sup-
port an occupation tax ordinance. The
Metropolitan Jewelry Co. brought m.
suit against the enforcement of the
ordinance on the ground that the tar
was too great. The court held that
a license tax in excess of the prob-
able cost of issuing the license and
Inspecting and regulating the busi-
ness was a revenue measure and void
under the city charter provision
against levying an occupation ta*
for revenue purposes.
Governor Williams has called the
attention of all county, district and
superior judges of the state to an
act of congrr.3s approved March 8
which provides matorium benefits in
favor of soldiers and sailors. Pro-
ceedings in which members of the mil-
itary and naval forces are Interested
may be continued through the act and
eviction or distress against such per-
sons or their families except under
certain provisions is prohibited. The
act provides that no judgment by de-
fault shall be entered in any case until
the plaintiff shall have filed an affi-
davit showing whether or not the de-
fendant is in military service.
The Stephens county school land oil
lease which brought *136,000 in th*
commission’s sale last week was of-
fered for sale last May and could have
been obtained for *160. There was
only one bidder on the tract last year,
W. H. Holman offering *26 for it. The
tract contains 160 acres and thruogb
the commission’s rule of exacting &
minimum of *1 an acre for school
land leases, this bid was rejected. If
Holman had bid *135 more for the
lease the *136,000 tract bought now
by the Magnolia Company would hare
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The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, May 10, 1918, newspaper, May 10, 1918; Tecumseh, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1076988/m1/2/: accessed February 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.