The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 5, 1916 Page: 2 of 8
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA
■ . •
FALKENHAYN WINS A REAL
BATTLE AGAINST THE
ALLIES DRIVE STEADILY ON
British Now Within Four Miles of
Baupaume—Another Zeppelin l«
Burned In Attack on
London.—Troops of the central
tiowers under the command of Gen-
eral von Falkenhayn, former chief of
the German general staff, have gained
ii decisive victory" over the Rumanian
Invaders of central Transylvania. The
Rumanians were crushed between two
forces in a battle which raged for
three days. After suffering heavy
losses the invaders were reported flee-
ing in disorder into the mountains.
The defeat of the Rumanians was
■brought about by a strategic move vir-
tually impossible on the western battle
front. General von Falkenhayn di-
vided his force of Germans and Aus-
tro-Hungarlans. While ono body en-
gaged the invaders around Hermann-
utadt the other encircled the Ruman-
General von Falkenhayn.
inns and seized Rothenburg pass in
the mountains fifteen miles southeast
of Hermannstadt, and one of the first
points gained by the Rumanians in
Both forces then pressed in upon the
Rumanians, composed of sections ot
the first Rumanian army. Bavarian
troops holding Rothenburg checked an
advance by the second Rumanian
army which attempted to come to the
aid of its surrounded compatriots.
Berlin reports that a largo amount of
booty was taken, as well as prisoners.
In eastern Transylvania the Ruman-
ians also suffered a repulse. Their
attack in the region of Szekely Udvar-
hllv was checked and a German at-
tack In the same section resulted in
the capture of 600 prisoners.
Progress of Allied Drive.
The left wing of the British army
between the Ancre and Somme rivers
in France has advanced on nearly a
two-mile front from east of Gauoort
L'Abbaye to the Albertllaupauuie
road, capturing in the operation the
town of Eaucort L'Abbaye and throw-
ing their line to withiji about four
miles of Baupaume itself.
In addition the British line to the
east has been sent forward for good
gains into the German front, accord-
ing to London. Valuable work was
done by the new armored tractors in
The Germans have been cleared out
of positions near the Stuff redoubt
which they had held since the heavy
lighting of last week.and also have
been forced to give up all except a
very small portion of the Solnvaben
redoubt In this region. In addition to
the east betweon LeSars and Flers,
the troops of General Sir Douglas
Halg have pushed forward their posi-
tions. German trenches near Morval
and C'lery foil into the hands of the
French in grenade fighting.
Drive Toward Peronne.
Berlin reports, however, that at-
:acks by the British east of Thiepval
and by the French in the vicinity of
Rancourt. Courcelette, Morval and
Halle were repulsed. The activity
around Halle may indicate the com
mencement of an entente drive with
Peronne as its objective.
In Gallcia the Russians have started
another big offensive with the pur-
pose of driving on to Lemberg. Petro-
grad reports that thirty miles north-
east of Lemberg. along the Brody-
Krasne railway, the Russians are
forcing their way forward despite the
stubborn resistance of the Teutonic
allies and have captured 1,987 officors
an.l men. Also south of Brzozanv.
fifty miles southwest of Lemberg, and
along the right bank of the Zlota Lipa,
Austro-German positions are reported
to have ■fleen taken and 122 officers
and 2,280 men made prisoners.
Slavs Near Brody Halted.
Berlin asserts that the Russian
forces along the Brody-Lemberg rail-
way were stopped by the artillery of
the Teutons. But on the southern
wing Berlin admits the Russians
gained a foothold and also advanced
in the angle between the Tseniuvka
and Zlota Lipa river.
In Macedonia the Serbians, after
days of bitter fighting, have at last
captured the Kaimakcajn height on
the Greek-Serbian border from the
Bulgarians. The British on the
Struma have taken a portion of the
Bulgarian line near the Orljak bridge.
Another Zeppelin Down.
In another Zeppelin raid against
London and the east coast of Eng-
land an airship was brought down In
flames north of London.
Great crowds cheered the spectacle
of the burning Zeppelin as it fell in
the London district. The great flare
from the burning aircraft was visible
for a long distance. .
Four Zeppelin raids on London and
the east coast have been carried out
in the last month, the more recent
attacks being made by airships of the
new and bigger types. On September
2 one Zeppelin was struck while fly-
ing over the London district and fell
in flames. Two Zeppelins were de-
stroyed in the raid of September 23.
On that occasion the raiders killed
thirty-eight persons and wounded 125.
The following night another raid in
which the airships escaped entirely
without damage, they killed thirty-six
persons and wounded twenty-seven.
In the raid of September 2 only two
persons suffered death and thirteen
SENATOR CLARKE DIES SUDDENLY
President Pro Tem of the Senate Vic-
tim of Apoplexy.
Little Rock.—United States Senator
James P. Clarke, president pro tem of
the United States senate died at his
home here. He suffered a stroke of
apoplexy and never regained con-
Senator Clarke was born at Yazoo
City, Miss., August 18, 1854. He was
elected attorney general of the state
in 1892 and In 1894 was elected gov-
ernor and was inaugurated in January,
1895. He served only one term as he
declined the democratic nomination
and resumed the practice of law in
Little Rock. In 1903 he was elected
United States senator and re-elected
in 1909 and &>r his third term in 1915.
He was elected president pro tem of
the senate in 1913 and re-elected in
Floor Drops As Church Is Dedicated.
Blnghampton, N. Y.—Fifty-three per-
sons were injured when the floor of
the First Presbyterian church of John-
son City collapsed durin gtlie services
being held in connection with the lay-
ing of the cornerstone. Seven of this
number are seriously hurt, but It Is
believed all will recover. Two hun-
dred and fifty persons were hurled in-
to the basement 18 feet below when
the floor gave way and it was nearly
a half hour before all had been re-
moved. The floor that collapsed was
a temporary one constructed to care
for the dedication crowd.
Sheriff's Slayer Killed By Posse.
Cuthbert, Ga—Peter Hudson, a
negro, accused of killing Sheriff W
S. Taylor of Randolph county, was
killed in an exchange of shots with
possemen who had tracked him to a
swamp near here. Elijah Sturgis, a
negro residing on a plantation through
which the chase led. was also found
dead. It is not known who shot him.
Sheriff Taylor was shot to death when
he attempted to arrest Hudson for a
minor offense Feeling ran so Jtigh
that citizens had urged sending the
American Reaches Border.
Bel Rio, Texas.—Joseph Wilmeth,
of Chicago, a representative of the Chi
cago Cattle I<oan Company, who was
arrested at Sabinaa, Mexico, where ho
went on a business trip with George
Meyers of Del Rio, reached Eaglo Pass,
Texas, according to word here. Wil-
meth was charged with violating the
customs laws in shipping cattle from
Mexico. No mention was mado of
Meyers in the advices received here
Both were held pending payment of a
$10,000 fine. Whether the fine was
paid could not be ascertained.
14 Killed in Street Car Accident.
Detroit.—Fourteen persons were
Juured, several probably fatally, when
a switch engine pushing two freight
cars crashed into a crowded street car
at Forest avenue and Oequinder streets
on the cast side. There were more
than ninety persons In the street car.
many of them returning from the thea-
ters. The street car was struck al-
most In the center, the Impnct pushing
It from the tracks and sliding II along
the side of the freight cgrg
The World's History
the past Week Told
Two giant super-Zeppelins were
Jhot down over England in the course
of the greatest air raid of the war.
Thirty Londoners were killed.
♦ * ♦
The Associated Press is in a posi-
tion to state positively that King Cao-
stantine has decided in favor of an
immediate declaration of war on Bul-
British and French forces on the
Somme front are continuing their
drive, which since July 1 has netted
them 60,000 prisoners, 190 square
miles of territory and forty-four vil-
Press dispatches from Maastrisht,
Holland, says that seventeen per-
son have already been executed
is a result of recent trials at Hasselt,
Belgium, on the charge of espionage.
In all twenty-two persons were con-
demned to death among them four
priests, three women and two young
Field Marshal von Mackensen's ad-
vances through the Roumanian orcv-
ince of Dobrudja, where his combined
German, Bulgarian and Turkish forces
have been striking for the railroad
from Constanza to interior Roumania
has been checked for the time at least,
according to accounts from both sides
of the struggle.
* * *
The Brlflsh capture of the long re-
sisting Thiepval stronghold following
closely and unexpectedly upon the cap-
ture of Combles by the combined al-
lied forces, was itself followed up last
week by a new stroke on the part of
the French south of the Somme, where
they drove out the Germans from
Vermandovillers and captured a
strongly fortified wood east of the
Reports regarding the fighting in
the Fiorina district in northwestern
Mecedonia are conflicting. Accounts
from entente sources have asserted
the Bulgarians were falling back on
Serbian territory and preparing for
the the defense of Monastir. Sofia,
however, announces a turn in the
fighting favorable to the Bulgarian
forces, declaring that countpr attacks
resulted in the repulse of the Serbian
and allied troops with heavy losses.
The private bank of Campbell, Du-
bio Company, the tenth to fail in Chi-
cago within the last month, closed its
doors last week.
The Standard Oil Company has an-
nounced an increase of 5 cents a bar-
rel in the price of crude oil at the
wells in California.
* * *
Henry White, a negro, accused of
having attacked a young white woman
at Durham, N. C., was hanged by a
mob. The negro confessed.
* * *
Paul Verhoiye, a 19-year-oW boy,
pleaded builty at Geneva, 111., to the
murder of his child sweetheart, Gwyn-
dolen Holden, who was slain May 24
last. Verhoiye strangled the girl, who
was but 15 years old.
E. P. Ripley, president of the At-
chison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Company, issued a formal statement
explaining that the road did not in-
tend to comply with the Adamson
eight-hour law "except when ordered
to do so by the court of last re
• • •
The small arms plant of the Rock
Island arsenal is to be reopened and
lie government is anxious to get work-
ers. Congress at Its recent session
passed an appropriation measure
which will enable the plant, which
lias been discontinued since 1912, to
resume operations. Rifles are to be
• • •
Car shortage in Pittsburgh and ad
lacent territory is reported by ship-
pers and railroad men to be the worst
aver known and the situation has be
lome so serious that the railroads, as
relations of shippers and the inter
itate commerce commission have sent
)ut many circulars to all the con-
lignees urging haste in unloading cars.
• * *
Since remount depots were estab-
lished at Fort Sam Houston and El
Paso a total of 43,950 animals have
been Issued, most of them being re-
quired to outfit state troops. At the
present time there are 8,200 animals
in the remount depot at the p.ist and
5.600 In the establishment at El Paso,
ccording to Captain Frank L. Case,
imneral charge of remount depots.
Edward E. Martini, Chicago's big-
gest policeman, Is dead. He weighed
431 pounds and was six feet two inches
♦ * *
The $5,000,000 needed for the Epis-
copal church pension fund will be in
hand by March 1, 1917, according to
assurances given by Bishop Lawrence.
Trustees of the Mississippi state
prison sold 400 bales of cotton at an
average of 21.40 cents a pound and
four carloads of cotton seed at $46.20
♦ * *
Philadelphia was definitely chosen
as the site for the 1919 triennial con-
clave of the Knights Templar at a
meeting of the conclave committee
* ♦ *
Deputy sheriffs rushed Arthur Car-
ter, negro chaufTeur, out of Little
Rock after an automobile he was driv-
ing had run down four little girls in
Argenta and killed one of them.
♦ * *
Two Wyoming National guard in-
fantry battalions, A troop of. the Kan-
sas cavalry and B troop of the Wis-
consin cavalry were ordered to the
Mexican border by the war depart-
Robert L. Rutherford, 48 years old,
wealthy lumberman, planter and pro-
moter, was shot and killed on his plan-
tation near Pine Bluff, Ark. Posses
are searching for Aaron Johnson, a
* * *
Warren K. Billings tried at San
Francisco for the murder of Mrs.
Myrtle Van Loo, one of the ten per-
sons killed by the explosion of a bomb
during the San Francisco preparedness
parade, July 22. was found guilty of
murder in the first degree. The jury
recommended life imprisonment.
♦ ♦ *
Several bets were made in the New
York financial district on the presi-
dential election last week. About
$15,000 was offered at 2 to 1 that
Hughes will win. A bet of $5,000 to
$2,500 was made on Hughes in the
cotton exchange and a firm of brokers
bet $2,500 against $5,000 on Wilson.
• * *
General Funston was directed by
the war department to return one
national guard ^ogiment to its home
station for each new regiment of the
guard sent to the border. The Sec-
ond New York infantry will be one of
the first to return.
* * *
i Auditor Odin Halden of St. Louis
County (Duluth) Minn., has com-
peted certification of wolf bounties.
About one thousand wolves were
killed in St. Louis county during the
last fifteen months, and approximately
$15,000 was paid out for bounties.
• • *
Frank C. Coudy of Denver was elect,
ed grand sire of the Odd Fellows.
Other elections are: Henry C. Borst
of Amsterdam, N. Y., deputy grand
sire; J. B. Goodwin of Atlanta, Ga.,
grand secretary, and William H. Cox
of Louisville, Ky., grand treasurer.
The convention was held in Chat-
j tanooga, Tenn.
Twenty-seven caterpillar tractors,
similar to those converted into
"land dreadnaught tanks'' by the
British in northern France, will soon
be a part of the United States army's
war parphernalia. The same Peoria,
111., firm which supplied the British
with the engiges for the armored
fighting monsters has contracted to
builil the huge tractors for this gov-
The waters of the Nile are at the
highest stage reached in twenty-two
years. There is danger that the river
may burst its banks.
The French chamber of deputies
unanimously voted war credits for the
remainder of the year amounting to
* * #
Murder of six persons and the de-
vouring of a child by cannibals is re
ported by a steamer that has returned
from the New Herbrides group.
The department of commerce cabled
the .American consul general at Ha
vana to investigate a published re
port that millions of tons of potash
have been discovered near Hotembo,
on the Matanzas and Santa Clara bor-
der, with deposits averaging 25 per
♦ ♦ •
The killing of two British subjects
and thirty-six of a party of thirty-
eight Carranza soldiers at an oil camp
of the Aquila Company near Tuxpnn,
by bandits, is the news brought on tha
steamship Topila, just In from Tam-
pica. The bandits, the report says,
called themselves Vlllistas.
Exportaticns into Mexico through
Texas ports broke the monthly record
during the month of August, accord-
ing to the officials of the United States
customs. The aggregate exports for
the month are $1,118,650, all of which
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Tryon, W. M. The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 5, 1916, newspaper, October 5, 1916; Davenport, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109386/m1/2/: accessed April 26, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.