The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1918 Page: 3 of 12
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA
THE NEWS OF SEVEN
DAYS IN ALL LANDS
American-built ordnance of the
latest type and heaviest caliber—10-
inch, 12-inch and 14rinch rifles—are in
service on the sector of the Western
front held by the American army and
on the Italian front, it was learned
at the war department. The general
belief has been that very few Ameri-
can heavy guns were in Europe,
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The German forces have occupied
Reval after An engagement with the
Russians. The Germans also have
captured Pskov (about 160 miles
southwest of Petrograd. This an-
nouncement is made in the official re-
port from general headquarters.
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In the American sector northwest
of Toul the Germans tried the tactics
of concentrating artillery fire on one
of the American positions, apparently
with the purpose of obliterating It.
The American guns immediately pun-
ished the German batteries with heavy
retaliatory fire and then swept the
enemy lines with a vicious barrage,
undoubtedly inflicting considerable
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Lieutenant Thierry, who holds the
best fighting record in the Belgian
aviation esquadrille, was brought
down recently in a fight with four ad-
versaries and fell inside the enemy's
lines behind Woumen. Thierry had
the destruction of ten enemy airplanes
to his credit.
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Five Entente allied airmen flying
over the Julian Alps found that th«
town of Innsbruck, Austrian Tyrol,
was not protected by anti-aircraft
guns. The airmen thereupon swooped
down to within three hundred yards
of the groui.d, picked out targets and
copiously bombed them, including the
railroad station, barracks and two new
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Recently the artillery bombardment
was still more intense on the Ameri-
can sector northwest of Toul. Night
and day, enemy projectiles are falling
in towns and have been directed at a
number of strategical points. The
damage dtfne has been unimportant.
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Heavy artillery duels are going on
along the British and French fronts,
but, except for the French advance
Wednesday when 525 prisoners were
taken, there have been no Infantry en-
gagements of note. The American
front is apparently quiet, a no news
of operations of importance has come
through in the last twenty-four hours,
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Northwest of Jerusalem the British
have conducted their advance over a
4-mile front, while east of the city they
have approached to a point within
four miles of the city of Jericho. These
operations are represented to be con-
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Capital and labor have begun efforts
to bring about a national industrial
policy for the duration of the war.
In the office of Secretary of Labor
Wilson five representatives each*" of
the workers and their employers ap-
proached the difficult task of formu-
lating the basic principles to govern
each toward the other until peace is
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One American was killed and two
were wounded by Mexican bandits
who attacked a pay boat at Tamplco,
the State Department was notified re-
cently. The department at once called
upon the Carrania government to in-
That Chicago packers had advance '
information of the appointment of
Herbert C. Hoover as food adminis-
trator and that they used their influ-
ence to obtain places for employes
and "friends" on the Food Adminis-
tration is charged in the government's
investigation of the packing industry.
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Ten persons were killed outright,
two died of injuries and between twen-
ty-five and thirty-flv« others were
more or less seriously injured in a
rear-end collision of two passenger
trains on the Columbia-Greenville
branch of the Southern railway near
Columbia, S. C.
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A loyalty resolution including an
amendment condemning Senator La
Follette for his attitude toward the
war, was passed by the Wisconsin
Senate recently by a vote of 26 to 3.
The matter# now goes to the assem-
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Plans to petition Congress for the
creation of a Department of Educa-
tion, whose secretary shall become a
member of the President's Cabinet,
have been perfected at Atlantic City
by a special commission of the Na-
tional Educational Association.
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With between 2,500 and 3,000 Peo'r-
ians suffering from a strange stomach
and bowel malady, the village of
Washington, Tazewell county, has re-
ported the same epidemic had broken
out there. Washington is twelve
miles from Peoria and does not use
Peoria water to which some had at-
tributed the origin of the trouble.
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Capt. David A. Henkes, Sixteenth
Infantry United States army, has been
sentenced to dismissal from the ser-
vice and confinement at hard labor
for twenty-five years by a general
court-martial held at Governor's Island.
Henkes, who is of German descent,
endeavored to. resign his commission,
saying he did not care to fight against
relatives and friends.
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Health conditions in all AmericaL
army camps showed decided improve-
ment during the week ending Febru-
ary 15 and for that week there was a
lower death rate in all camps than at
any other time since last November.
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The judge adVocate general's office
has disapproved of the proposal to is-
sue "wound ribbons" to officers and
men in the United States army who
have been wounded while serving
with foreign armies.
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Fire sweeping the business center
of Lancaster, Tex., fourteen miles
south of Dallas, the other day destroy-
ed four blocks of buildings with an
estimated monetary loss of *4 million
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Chaplain Timothy Murphy of Camp
Doniphan, a Catholic priest who two
weeks ago was raised from Knights
of Columbus chaplain at the camp to
a lieutenant and assigned to the 128th
Machine Gun Company, died recently
in the base hospital of pneumonia.
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American time flying records were
broken recently by the 182nd aero
pquadron at Camp Hicks, near Fort
Worth. One hundred and twenty-four
hours and five minutes with ten ser-
viceable machines was the mark es-
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Politicians who hamper the govern-
ment by unreasonable criticism were
given a stern rebuke by Governor
Frederick D. Gardner in an address to
500 members of the Jackson county
council of defense and the home
guards at a recent banquet In Kansas
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Ground glass was recently found
in bread at the Rosallie Tilles Or-
phans' Home at Fort Smith, Ark. The
discovery was made after two of the
inmates of the home had cut their
mouths on glass while eating bread.
OKLAHOMA STATE NEWS
Charles Factor, charged with the
murder of Chepon Fixlco at Sasakwa,
was convicted in district court at
Wewoka. Both men were Indiana.
The infant child of T. H. "Hallum, a
farmer living near Enville, in Love
county, lost its life when the Hallum
home was destroyed by fire.
J. R. Breed, Hydro breeder of pure-
blood hogs, bought the prize Duroc-
Jersey at a recent sale held at Day-
ton, Ohio, paying $1,700 for it, the
highest price paid for an individual
hog at the sale.
Alone and unmasked, J. H. Huff,
30 years old, held up and robbed the
Bank of Wister of more than $1,500,
and was shot in an unsuccessful at-
tempt to escape. The stolen njoney
Oklahoma has the lowest savings
bank deposits per capita of any state
in the United States according to%
fresh figures prepared by the treasury
department. Oklahoma's per capita
savings total $1.29. The average sav-
ings deposit for the entire United
States is $68.21.
William Armstrong was elected
president of the Young Men's Demo-
cratic League of Oklahoma, at the
convention held in Ardmore^ Bertram
Leecraft of Colbert, a son Qf A. N.
Leecraft of Oklahoma City, was elect-
ed vice president, and J. B. McClen-
don of Duncan was chosen secretary.
The board of education of Norman
has caljed an election for March 19 to
vote on a proposed bond issue of
$22,000 to erect a new school build-
ing. If the issue carries the $22,000
will be added to $16,000 insurance
money and used to replace the west
side ward school which was burned
Members of the Osage tribe of In-
dians are receiving another big pay-
ment commencing Monday, March 4,
at the Osage agency. The distribution
is designated as bonus money and
amounts to $725 per capita. It comes
from the sale of oil leases made in
November, 1917. The regular quar-
terly payment of interest on tribal
unds and royalties on oil and> gas will
also be made,ln March.
Oklahoma has scored again in the
national registered cattle arena. It
was the Gillespie herd from Tulsa and
the place was Chicago last week-dur;
ing the National Shorthorn Congress.
Competing against 400 head of the
pick of fine Shorthorns from every
large herd in the country the Okla-
homans won championship in the
class for three best females in the
congress and also for the finest indi-
Scott W. Whitehead, former cashier
of the State Bank Of Dewar, pleaded
not guilty at Okmulgee to four com-
plaints charging embezzlement of
about $3,000 from the Dewar bank
during 1916-17, and was released on
a $2,000 bond. The complaint was
signed by M. C. Sutton, state bank
examiner. Whitehead, who is now
connected with a Tulsa firm, is
charged with taking more than $2,200
from the Dewar bank, and giving
worthless personal checks.
Edgar N. House, formerly promi-
nent in Oklahoma politics, was killed
in Tamplco, Mexico. Mr. House was
paymaster for the Texas Oil Company
in Tamplco. Mr. House was formerly
a member of the Texas Rangers, and
was later appointed a deputy United
States marshal for the southern dis-
trict of Oklahoma, which office he
held for eight years. Later he was
I identified with the M., O. & G. and
Santa Fe railroads, rn 1915 he was a
candidate for corporation commission-
er but was defeated. HJls coutAln,
Judge J. E. Love, iB.n^w chairman
of the commission.
With more than a normal acreage
planted, wheat farmers in the great
Cimarron valley wheat belt are ex-
pecting one of the greatest crops ever
The Oklahoma republican central
committee, after wrangling for sev-
eral hours, voted to reinitiate the so-
cialist election measure which was
defeated by the voters of Oklahoma
at the election held in 1916.
'A special war emergency course to
prepare men for work in the hospital
corps of the army, and navy will be
given by the school of pharmacy of
the University of Oklahoma starting
this week for students who expect to
enter military service.
Although he had publicly announced
himself ready to outfit an ambulance
train and accompany it to the battle-
fields of France as a driver, James E.
Whiteside, millionaire oil man of
Muskogee has claimed deferred clas-
sification in the selective service on
two grounds, a dependent family and
his oil businesg. •
Joe Morris, of Snyder, was elected
grand master of the Oklahoma grand
lodge of Masons at McAlester last
week. Alonzo Connor, of Vinita, was
named deputy grand master, Frank A.
Derr, of Guthrie, senior warden; J. S.
Patterson, of Prague, junior grand
warden; William M. Anderson, of Ok-
lahoma City, grand secretary; A. H.
Palmer, of Ardmore, grand treasurer;
Fred V. Hurlburt, of Muskogee, grand
lecturer; and Henry S. Johnson, of
Perry, grand orator. Oklahoma City
was awarded the next session.
Sixty-six deputy oil Inspectors, who
will act under Art L. Walker, chief
oil and gas conservation agent of the
corporation commission, were named
by the commission and approved by
Governor Williams. The inspectors,
their postofflce address and county
D. B. CollumH, Stilwell, Adair. ,
E. D. 1'eck, Carmen, Alfalfa.
B. R. Cook, Atoka, Atoka.
H. p.. Garrett, Beaver, Beaver.
C. D. Howell, Sayre, Beckham.
Ben Hennessey, Watonga Blaine.
V. L. Kendall I >urant Bryan.
Errls D. Shanklln, Bridgeport, Caddo.
C. J. Hess, El Reno, Canadian.
Roy Shores, Ardmore, Carter.
J. P. Thompson, Tahlequah, Cherokee,
VV. E. Schooler, Hugo, Choctaw.
J. W. Shlreman, Bertrand, Cimarron.
Denver. Runyan, Norman, Cleveland.
Patsy Grennan, Coalgate Coal .
W. D. Nix, Lawton, Comanche.
B. N. Woodson, Walters, Cotton.
J. M. Morgan, Bristow, Creek.
John Dorsett, Drumright, Creek.
S. H. Krans, Clinton, Custer.
Bert Washbourne, Jay, Delaware.
J. N. Keys, Enid, Garfle'd.
Harry P. Hall, Pauls Valley, Garvin.
C. A. Horn, Chlskasha, Grady.
R. B. Snell, Mangum, Greer.
Mike Bradley, Hollis, Harmon.
W. E. Foster, Buffalo, Harper.
C. B. Milam, Stigler, Haskell.
J. I. Givens, Holdenville, Hughes*.
P. B. Hyde, Altus, Jackson.
J. W. Roberts Waurika, Jefferson.
W. C. Gears, Tishomingo Johnston.
John E. Carson, Ponca City, Kay.
S. Hardy, Kingfisher, Kingfisher.
G. H. Salisbury, Hobart. Kiowa.
R. L. Ki'id, Poteau, Lef lore.
Geo. F. Clark, Chandler, Lincoln.
J. II. Hufflne, Guthrie, Logan.
H. L. Vaden, Purcell, McClain.
W. L. Henderson, Broken Bow, McCur.
Neal Wimmer Kfaula, McIntosh.
Ivan Williams, Fairview, Major.
John Tramwell, Madill, Marshall.
J. A. Gulnn, Pryor, Mayes.
Fay L. Crosset, Davis, Murray.
J. 12. Stivers, Muskogee, Muskogee.
R. E. Bagby, Perry, Noble.
Sam F. Wilkinson. Nowata, Nowata.
J. D. Ne'son, Stillwater, Payne.
D. B. Harding, McAlester Pittsburg. .
G. A. Jumper Allen, Pontotoc.
Harmon Eby, Ada, Pontotoc.
T. 'B. Hogg, Shawnee, Pottawatomie.
I'aul C. Harris, Antlers, Pushmataha.
Dick Mitchell, Cheyenne, Roger Mills.
Frank Church, Claremore, Rogers.
E. E. Jayne, Wewoka, Seminole.
Ed. J. Leeman, Duncan, Stephens.
J. B. Williams, Frederick, Tillman.
T. L. Brown, Tulsa. Tulsa.
M. R. Glasgow, Tulsa, Tulsa.
B. F. Sullivan, Wagoner, Wagoner.
W. J. Larson, Foss, Washita.
Geo. Williamson, Cordell, Washita.
F. G. Crowell, Alva, Woods.
Jas. Spurlock, Woodward, Woodward.
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