The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1914 Page: 7 of 8
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OF UNITED STATES.
* REVENUE ACT LAST BUSINESS
Acts Completed Are of Far Reaching
Importance; List of New
Laws That Were
five occasions. He delivered his pen-
eral legislative message December 2.
Subsequently messages were on anti-
trust legislation, the Mexican situa-
tion, pleading for continuation of
■watchful waiting," the tolls repeal
bill and the necessity for a war rev-
Most Important of the laws enacted
by the congress since December 1,
Federal reserve act creating twelve re-
glonal reserve banks and 'eileral ram
board of control und reforming the cur-
Federal trade commission act creating
a commission of live members and ab-
sorbing the bureau of corporations to in-
vestigate organization, conduct and Prac-
tices of Industrial corporations. Inquire
into unfair competition and alleged lo-
iation of anti-trust acts; to aid the de-
EES. men FEPOI
FIGHTING III BATTLE OF THE NSHE
Washington.—It appears that unless
an agreement can be reached for a
recess until after the November elec
tions, congress will stay in session
Indefinitely without a quorum of
either house in Washington.
Filibustering of southern democrats
who are fighting for legislation to re-
lieve financial stress In the cotton
states, upset carefully laid plans for
adjournment of congress. Let by Sen-
ator Hoke Smith of Georgia, the cot-
ton belt members, at the last mo-
ment, prevented action in the senate
on a joint resolution to adjourn sine
die, already passed by the hotjse
The collapse of the adjournment
program came after every hope for its
uceess had been held out and su-
preme efforts had been made to ac-
complish the conclusion of the ses-
sion, after adoption in both houses of
the conference report on the war rev-
llegun as an uninterrupted continua-
tion of the special session called by
prosecution of business offenders: to make
nubile Information teemed to be of pub
Flo interest relating to nd^tr al cnn.l -
tions and to recommend remedial busi-
The Clayton anti-trust act which pro-
vides for guilt or individuals conneoted
with corporations convicted of violating
the anti-trust laws, limits Interlocking di-
rectorates. prohibits holding companies
which will lessen competition, prevent*
exclusive and tying contracts, liberalises
laws relating to Injunction and contempt
anil exempts from prosecution under anti-
trust laws agricultural, hortlculural, fra-
ternal and labor organizations.
Act repealing provisions of the
cenal law exempting from
tolls American vessels engaged In coast-
wise shipping of the United States.
The Alaska railroad law providing for
government construction and operation of
1 linn miles of railroad with tclcgraphand
telephone lines, from the lower Pacific
coast to interior waters m'"®™1 "j
glon of Alaska at a cost not to exceed
T.aws placing on a war footing the vol-
unteer militia and naval militia of the
states subjecting them in time of war to
the es 11 of the signal corps of the .
Irfiw regulating cotton future sales on
stock exchanges, providing for a tax of
two cents a poind on sales for future de-
livery unless actually delivered under con-
ditions and grades established toy the de-
partment of agriculture.
Overshadowing nmcn other important
month after his I [ir^l£1t"n'rt enacted or VbouV^toJwconie
inauguration, it iB the longest sitting iaw included the following measure
of congress in the history of the na- War revenue law impoMr^__speclal^n-
The jvork, including that of the spe-
cial S' ssion for tariff reform and in-
ternal revenue taxes to seereirate approx-
imate annual revenue of tl08.0nn.000 to ott-
st estimated treasury deficit due to loss of
customs receipts during the Kuropean
—. -- 1 war.
come tax provisions, represents the'
legisl'.tive achievement of the first Ampr„.an ownership to encage In
<lem' cratic congress since March 4. overseas and Sou^ American trade^^^
1895 The chief enactments include j b|l^®r^n^t,onai currency associations
the new currency law, anti-trust legis-ito iss,„. circulating notes up to 12 > i r
lat on, repeal of the toll exemption cent of^1' makTn g ' a v a 11 a h 1 < ■ to hanks of
provision for American coastwise | th,; COuntry more than $1,000,000,000 of
vision to build a government railroad
i'.ips in the Panama canal the pro-j treasury dep.rt-
vision to build a government railroad. !n*£wa bure0u Qf war risk Insurance
,n Alaska, and the war revenue bill.: -m-^'nt^is'tr^a^lnVl Se'Tthe
War Revenue Bill Passed. European war.
The last act of the session was i vorlafio'n2'"of"'A.^eVi"
passage of the war revenue bill by p™ clt)zens stra,„iel in European war
senate and house conferres, at ajsacrii-, zones and^uthorlzlng^the American^*,
lice of from $13,000,000 to $20,000,000 • re_iMw ;,,„i nv the American flag,
in revenue proposed to be derived. At| Appropriatiot^o^ll^.OM^ "tra^ex-
the last moment the conferees elim-jn^ taklnf, over embassies, legations and
Inated the proposed amendments to consular offices of warring nations n
the liquor taxes, rejecting the senate Kurope.
amendments to increase the tax n unforseen conditions which
bear trom $1.50 to $1.75 a barrel, and : demanded decisive action to cope with
t0 Impose a tax of 5 cents a gallon the Kuropea,, situation. congress^h.d on
on rectified spirits. This action fixed threatpnil,K Mexican Imbroglio which
the estimated annual revenue at ap_ ™«^afdlma, in the act^ rfP
proximately $00,000,000 instead of (;ruy Manv times the situation was crltl-
$105,000,000 as contemplated in the ca^and actual ad-
senate bill. I ministration and the cool heads in ron-
r * ^ Kress in preventing untoward oratorical
Cotton Legislation Defeated. | outbreaks and unwise action. Legislation
cotton legislation met defeat in Jhe ; growing out of the Mexican^ controversy
bouse while the war revenue confer- Resolution expressing congress' 3"pti-
once was in progress, the measure to ..f,(£^
provide for $250,000,000 additional cur-
rency through the Issuance of United
States notes or Panama canal bonds
being rejected by a vote cf 123 to 91.
Lack of a quorum delayed action on
the proposal to issue circulating notes
based on commercial paper up to 125
per cent of unimpaired capital and
surplus and also on the measure to
license cotton warehouses
enforce demands for affronts ai>d 'ndig
nlties against this nation and disc laun
tng any hostility to the Mexican people
or any purpose to make war on Mexico.
Appropriation of IMO.OOO for transport-
ation and nare of interned Mexican sol-
diers and military refugees
for relief and transportation to the United
States of American citizens In Mexico.
Other legislation planed upon the state-
ute books included scores of local Ira
to land entries, and the following:
Act prohibiting Importation of opium
except '«"■ medicinal purpose
the tax on beer at $1.50 a barrel with j ,,.pasury
The war revenue agreement fixedI "medicinal purposes under
f ' regulation and placing prohlhi-
— . nnr 1 tint) tax of J300 a pound on opium manu-
the senate amendment for a •> per (artured ,n ,he United States for srnok-
cent rebate for prompt payment elim- inK purposes
es. •* = a firos s.—
\ and surplus from $2 to $1 a thousand Agricultural Extension Act
ht ,vas retained. The senate proposal to Agricultural extension act Prodding
tax domestic sweet and dry whines 8 ,(nrr|™t"t0u1";.','.V VtatV' a^h-oHum! col-
cents a gallon with a tax of 55 cents , (iifr,ision of information relating
rSonon brandies used in the forti- ^u.S
fir-ation of wines also was retained. prla|lon ,lf nearly $5,000,000.
The senate amendment increasing the; A , prov|dln- for sovernment leasing of
Ze on tobacco manufacturers and,
dealers was agreed to with few ex rltory
ceDtions and the stamp taxes were Arbitration Treaties Approved
not disturbed. Stock brokers will be General arbitration "wtles with we ye
London.—The official press bureau
fesued long reports from Field Mar-
shal General Sir John French detailing
the operations of the British expedi-
tionary force in France and their prog-
ress from August 22 to October 18.
This covers the retirement of the
British from Mons southward to the
Seine and the advance back to the
River Aisne and the first stage of the
desperate encounters along the line of
that river. It was September 5 when
the allieB took the offense.
The report contained tills startling
"It is a fact that betwen September
32 and October 8 thp total of killed,
wounded and missing among the Brit-
ish expeditionary force has reached
661 officers and 12,980 mea, proving
the severity of the struggle In which
our troops have been engaged."
Following Is the statement Issued
by the press bureau:
Sir John French's first report, dated
September 17 says:
"In spite of very determined resis-
tance on the part of the enemy, who
la holding in strength and with great
tenacity a position peculiarly favor-
able to defense, the battle which com-
menced on the evening of September
12 has so far forced the enemy back
from his first position, secured pas-
sage of the river, and inflicted great
loss upon him, including the capture
of over 2,000 prisoners and several
The dispatch gives details of thp
retreat on August 28 and 29. Gen-
erals Gough and Chetwode. with the
Third and Fifth Cavalry brigades,
covered the retreat, repulsing the Ger-
mans with great loss.
German Pursuit Vigorous.
"The pursuit by the enemy," contin
nes the report, "was very vigorous.
Some five or six German corps were
on the Somme facing the fifth army
on the Oise at least two corps were
advancing toward my front and were
crossing the Somme east and west #f
Ham; three or four more German
corps were opposing the Sixth I' rench
trmy on my left
"On September 5 General J off re de-
cided to take the offensive, as he
considered conditions very favorable
Field Marshal French believes that
about noon on the 6th the enemy re-
alized that a powerful threat was
being made against the flank of his
columns moving south and east and
began the great retreat which opened
This battle, so far as the Sixth
French army, the British army and
the Fifth and Ninth French armies
were concerned, was concluded on the
evening of September 10, when the
Germans had been driven to the Sois-
sons-Reims line, with the loss of
thousands of prisoners, many guns
and enormous masses of transport.
On the 8th Doth the First and Sec-
ond army corps made large captures
and took some guns. On the 9th
ifter forcing the passage of the Marne,
they inflicted a heavy loss In killed
md wounded on the Germans, while
'.he Second division took some hun-
Ireds of prisoners and a battery of
sight machine guns.
Field Marshal FTench's second re-
poYt. dated October 8, concerns the
iperations of the British forces since
the evening of September 10. It reads.
"Early in the morning of the 11th
(hree corps crossed the Ourcq, fur-
ther pursuit of the enemy being prag
tically unopposed, the cavalry reach-
ing the line of the Aisne, two brig-
ades south of Soissons and three brig-
ades at Couvrellls and CarseuH, on
the afternoon of September 12.
Battle of Aisne Opens.
"The Fifth division approached Mis-
sy but were unable to make headway.
The west army corps reached the
made good progress, but at 5:30 p. m.
the enemy's artillery and machine
gun fire from the direction of Vregny
became so severe that no further prog-
ress could be made The positions
reached were held until dark.
"The Third corps made an attempt
to throw a heavy pontoon across the
river late in the afternoon, but gave
up because of the heavy howitzer
fire of the enemy.
"In the evening the enemy retired
at all points and intrenched himself
on high ground about two miles north
of the river, along which runs the
Chemln des Dames.
Build Pontoons Under Fire.
"During the night of the 13th and
on the 14th, and following days field
companies incessantly worked night
and day, throwing eight pontoons and
one foot bridge across the river under
a generally heavy artillery fire, which
was Incessantly kept up on most of
the crossings after their completion.
The action of the First corps on
this day under the dtrection and com-
mand of Sir Douglas Haig was of so
skillful, bold and decisive a charac-
ter that he gained positions which
alone would have enabled me to main
Ellis County Officials Scored.
Officials of Ellis county are severely
criticised for "their utter disregard
tor official duties" in a report of an in-
vestigation of the administration of
county government in that county,
which was filed with Governor Lee
Cruce by State Examiner and Inspec-
tor Fred Parkinson
Alleged practice of some of the coun-
ty officials in absenting themselves
from their offices, and permitting their
official work to be carried "u in a
"careless" manner by assistants,
deputies is given as the ground for
While the investigation was in prog-
ress, the examiners say, "day after
day passed with superior officers ab-
sent, leaving their work to be done by
others." Ouster proceedings against
the officials is recommended by the re-
port unless the alleged practice be dis-
The action of the officials in staying
away from their office, the report says,
demonstrates that by giving personal
attention to their public duties they
could dismiss their deputies, or assist-
ants. which would result In a substan-
tial saving to the county."
An abundance of clerical errors due
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No aUstlo hands to «toj> cir-
culation Mad* In blue danlm, and
whlto hickory atrip** for all th* T**r
round. Alao Ufhtor w*l«ht material
for aumm.r w.ar. All l«rB*n «
trimmed with faitMdorWu*galatoa.
Mad* In Dutch n*ck with *lbow
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th*y rip. th* *ulk. B*nt by
Pare*)* Po*t pr*pald on r*«*lpt
of prtc*. Ha ti *f action guar a
or money *h**rfully r*fun
8tat* *t* of child whan ordarln#
Levi Strinu ft Co., Dept. P4
San Francisco, California
tain my position for more than three
weeks of very Bevere fighting on the I to "carelessness," and which have re-
north bank of the river.
suited in financial loss to the taxpay-
About 1 p. m. the enemy obtained i (,rSj iB Baid, were found in official
a footing between the First and Sec- j records of several officials.
ond corps and threatened to cut the
communications of the latter. Gen-
eral Haig was hard pressed and had
no reserve in hand. 1 placed a cav-
alry division at his disposal, part of
which he skillfully used to prolong
and secure the left flank of the
Guards brigade. Some heavy fight-
ing ensued, which resulted in the en-
emy being driven back with heavy
General Advance Ordered.
"About four o'clock a weakening of
the counter-attacks by the enemy and
To Compile Report on State' Schools.
Information blanks are now being
mailed out from the office of State
Superintendent R. H. Wilson to all
parochial and private schoolrt !n the
state asking for certain factB concern-
ing the schools. The Information col
lected will be Incorporated |ln the
biennial report of the department of
education for the past two fiscal years
The questions asked are:
Name of school, location, number of
pupils enrolled, number of graduates.
TKKAT, MONKY WAVED. THRBB
Hituli pure Kentucky tobacco; natural leaf!
Hewing or .moktr-s; l>«,t la the world; par-
,-l pout charge, paid. 11; 6 lbs,
Oountry Buys Tobacco Co., Owennboro, Kj.
LOSSES SURELY PREVENTED
lif Cuttifl Blaokll, Pllt*. low-
priced, fre*h. reliable; preferred bp
\V." t«rn stockmen, beoaua* tne
protect where other v«oclne« fell.
\Yrlto for Ixioklet and testimonial*.
10 dose pkge. Blackleg PIIU $1.00
50-doM pkge. Blackleg PIIU 4 00
line any Injector, but Cutter** beat
The fliiperlority of Outter productsi la due to o?er W
Mara of speclall/ilnit in vaoolne* and erumi eniy.
I n el at on Cutter't. If unohtalnab e, order cHract.
The Cutter Laboratory, Berkoloy, Cal.. •«" Chleagw. fft,
other indications tended to show that , num),er 0f teachers employed, num-
his resistance was decreasing, and a
general advance was ordered by the
army corps commander.
"Although meeting with consider-
able opposition and comiDg under
very heavy artillery and rifle fire,
the position of the corps at the end
of the day's operations extended from
the Chemin des Dames on the right
through Chivy to Le Cour De Scupir,
with the First cavalry brigade ex-
tending to the Chavonne-Soissons
road. On the right the corps was in
close touch with the French Moroc-
can troops of the Eighteenth corps,
which were entrenched in echelon to
ItB right rear. During, the night they
entrenched this position.
"Throughout the battle of the Aisne
this advanced and commanding posi-
tion was maintained, and I cannot
speak too highly of the valuable serv-
ices rendered by Sir Douglas Haig
and the army corps under his com-
"On the morning of the 15th I be-
came convinced that the enemy was
making a determined stand. Reports
reached us from the French armies
on my right and left clearly Indicating
that the enemy was occupying a
strongly Intrenched line along the
whole Valley of the Aisne.
"General Hamilton, with the Third
division, attacked vigorously and re-
gained the ground lost on the 14th.
"1 was compelled to change my
plans when I learned that further ad-
vance of the First corps would have
her of years of common school work
and of high school work; number of
buildings owned by the school; num
ber of acres In the campus; value of
buildings, land and equipment and
the name and address of the presi-
dent or superintendent
McClelland Standing Pat.
"So long as I am state auditor the
claims will never be approved," said
State Auditor Joe McClelland in re-
ply to the statement made several
days ago by State Superintendent R
H. Wilson to the efTect that the state
board of education, at Its November
meeting would make an effort to se
cure Auditor McClelland's approval to
the salary claims of six teachers and
professors of the state university at
Norman, who are now oil leave of ab
sence. The claims have been turned
down by the auditor.
Superintendent Wilson and the
board of education contend that Inas-
much as the state pays only half sal
ary to those who take the places of
tho teachers and professors who are
granted a leave of absence, the state
loses nothing In the operation.
Silence Is the wisest argument of an
Smile on wnsli ciny. That's when you ««
Red Cross llnll Hlue. Clothes whiter than
ow. All grocers. Adv.
When a man says he was driven to
drink he always insinuates that some
woman handled the ribbons.
Dr. Tierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate
and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels.
Sugar-coated, tiny granules. Kusy to taks
a, cundy. Adv.
The more a man makes love to a
woman the more Bhe admires another
man to whom Bho has to make love.
Lay something by for a rainy day,
and Just aa soon as the clouds begin
to gather soma fellow will come
along and borrow It.—New
He—Will you share my lot?
She—No, I don't like the crop ot
wild oats on It.
"So you're hanging around broke
again?" said the policeman.
"Yes." answered BUI the Burglar.
"I haven't a cent. 1 broke Into a
house night before last and the poor
mark of a taxpayer told me such a
hard luck story that he had me shed-
din' tears an' lendln' him my last,
Gets Five Years
pleaded guilty to horse stealing In the
district court here and was sentenced
to five years in the state penitentiary
by Judge Frank Mathews. He was
dangerously exposed my right flank; | jjrgj u,an sentenced for that of
and further also learned from the
First Aid to Matrimony.
"The English military uniform."
Bald General Holland In Canton, "i*
For Horse Theft the best looking and it 1^ala°l__t.h*
\ Wichita tough,
taxed $30 a y
taxed $30 a year Instead of $50. TheI TOt^mlne*,' were ratifiedT.y the sen-
theaters also wasjate< as fonow<,
>on recommendation of
fieri by the sen-
Oreat Rritaln. Japan,
changed" slightly, the final rates Being j mly. ^^^.^'^'"i-Hungiry',
the Netherlands, and Salvador
t.ater In the pension and In the midst
of the European conflict, the senate, up-
on recommendation of *be f°r(-'^n H
lions committee, ratiflcl new tr'a'.-s
ommtsslons of inves-
French commander-in chief that he
was strongly re-enforcing the Sixth
French army corps on my left, with
the intention of bringing up the allied
left to attack the enemy's flank and
thus compel his retirement.
"On the 17th, 18th and 19th the
whole of our line was heavily bom-
barded. The First corps was con-
The enemy was ul
Theaters with a peating capacity of
250 or less, will pay $25 a year; 500
eapacltv, $50; 800 capacity, $75; more
than 800 capacity, $100 a year,
^aU^oM^^tl^fli'disputes not set-
tied by ordinary diplomacy with twenty-
The congress was remarkable__for | ^ Norway. th.^^ Itnly.
three foreign nation*, as follows
the fact that in less than two year* I Sw=m.. Nicaragua Holl-
U to deal with con— aris . ?
"On the 18th Information reached
me that General Joffre had deter-
mined to attack and envelop the Ger-
man right flank.
Night Attack Repulsed
from two foreign wars the revolution j ^uras^^ArKe^ Britain.
Movlrn and the European conflict SpoJn Similar treaties n
-and was on the verge of facing a f£rslderation"ire with
between the United States and panama and S-n Homlngo, A slm-
" " — - i ilar treaty h
Id up In th
ion are wit
mi umP?-—A sini
Mexico. Both of these situations de- J |mr with !!u""
mnnded emergency legislation, some Much time was given by the commlftej
of which may have far-reaching effect f. r hearings and
upon the future course of the nation « h Nicarag" .
in its foreign affairs
President Addresses Legislature. $25,000,'000 compensation for
appeared before joint panam'a < anni st/ip. Action
and naval station rights
for $8,000,000; ami
sessions of the house and senate on treaties was
as deferred until next session.
neighborhood of Vauxcere
nuirh oDDOBition. In this manner the \ otantiy engaged ... ,
batUe of the Aisne commenced. timately driven back with heavy loss
"The position of the enemy was
very strong either for delaying action
or for defensive battle.
"On the morning of the 13th I or-
dered the British forces to advance
and mnke the passage of the Aisne.
The first corps and cavalry advanced
on tho river The flrBt division was
directed on Chanouvllle. via the canal
bridge at Bourg-
"l!y nightfall the first division oc-
cupied the area around Moullns, Passa
and Geny. The Second division biv-
ouacked on the southern bank of the
river, leaving only the Fifth briga-ie
on the north bank to establish a
Checked by Artillery.
"Iv the approach to Missy, where
the Fifth division eventually crossed,
there Is some open ground, which
was swept by artillery fire from the
opposite bank. The Thirteenth bri-
gade, therefore, was unable to ad-
vance, but the Fourteenth, directed to
a lens exposed point, was rafted over,
and at night established Its^f on the
left of Sainte Marguerite, where later
fense in Oklahoma county since the
1912 state legislaturt, enacted a meas-
ure raising the minimum penalty for
theft of domestic animals from one
year to five years in prison. Davis
stole a horse and rig belonging to
a farmer at Edmond, September 1,
while fleeing from officers.
best to flght In. Take the photo-
graphs of the wounded and dead Eng-
lish officers—Viscount llawarden, the
Hon. W. A. Cecil, Lieut the Hon. R.
Keppel. Did you ever see such a
handsome lot of uniforms?
"No wonder all the EngllBh soldiers
marry well," General Holland conclud-
ed. "Handsome Is that handsome doea
—and the English uniform certainly
does havoo amongst the English hell*
Judgment Against Railroad Reversed.
A Judgment for $14,500 damages
against the Frisco which was awarded
to Mrs. Harriet Alma Bell for the
death of her husband, who was killed
on the right-of-way of the road near
Oklahoma City In 1910, is reversed In
On the evening of the 19th the | an opinion given by Judge Joohn B.
enemy became active. After dark he Harrlan In supreme court commis
continued bis attack on the Second nion .division No. 2. Bell was killed
division, only to be driven back. Our |n Oklahoma County when an automo-
losses in these two days were consid j bile In which he was riding toppled
erable but the enemy's, aB obtained, | over an embankment and fell Into a
vastly exceeded them. I liole washed out by water flowing
On the night of the 21st another through a culvert under the roadbed,
violent attack was repulsed by the |
IMPORTANT WMK UNHN1SHE0. LEH FOB
Notwithstanding Its achievements,
tie congress left much Important!
work unfinished. Much of this legls-
lotion will be tak-- thoueh it
tion in the winter session, though l
will be imPOssI^.^ nRlder a„|r
*f "it* before adjournment March r
Some of the subjects uncom-
pleted are (he merchant ve«-
Government " 't nf the war emer-
Ivanced ^ P*L\. ™ned by asree-
newer in navigable streams.
Measure for limitation
vVt'l'nnai aid to building of good roads,
up for considers-1 bllla ,„r which were reported U^Ih s^slon
gency progr n
Iment with tho p
irgftnization of the clvtl .ervl
Measure providing for go\ernment u |
the opinion of | censin« of cjj!j,°h„t,wa« hehinip In th«
nd "other measure, contemplate
i ,t ,ii.iii Hiiuaiion in
u.„,tors William <> Mra£,e>£; vt
Hep.), and Aui'UfUih O. Bar-
!£ VeathV occurred h? th!
'iowa.'^"li. hi'rt'V; "■'itr'em-
'-• York, and William Richard-
ildent untii next e -
for relief ui
on. of Q*o
Ing 8. I
ner, of N1
by the Fourth division on their left, It
succeeded In repelling heavy counter-
attacks on the Third corps.
"On the morning of the 13th the
Third corps found the enemy estab-
lished in strength on Vregny plateau.
The Twelfth Infantry crossed at Ve-
nlzel. but the bridge was so damaged
that the artillery could only bo man-
handled across It. Meanwhile the con
struct ion of a bridge began close to
'.he road bridge at VenUel.
-At 1 p. m. an Infantry attack In tho
llrecticn of Chivr'.'J and Vrcguy hail
Third division, the enemy losing lieav j
Uj On the 23d four-Inch howitzer
batteries from home arrived They |
were brought into action on the 24th
with very good results.
"On the 23d the action of General
de Dastelnau's army on the allied left
developed considerably and withdrew
considerable forces of the enemy from
the center and the east. Until the
2tith It appeared aB though the en !
emy s position in our front waB weak
"Ou that day. however, a marked ,
?al of activity commenced.
Renewed counter-attacks were de-
livered and beaten off during the day,
and In the afternoon a well-timed at
tack by the First division stopped the
"During the night of the 27t)i and
28th the enemy again made deter-
mined attempts to capture the
trenches of the First division, but
"Futile attempts were made all
along our front up to the evening of
the 2Sth, when they died away and
have not since batn renewed.
No Laws Against Roping Contests.
There Is no law on the statute books
of Oklahoma which prohibits the
holding of roping contests. This be-
came known following an Investiga-
tion which resulted from the receipt of
l letter at the govoernor's ollice, call-
ing attention to a roping contest which
hts been advertised to be held at Chel-
sea. The only way that a roping con-
test can legally be stopped, it is said,
is when an effort Is made to hold thein
Progress On New Capitol.
Excavating for the fundatlon for the
state capltol building, except what can
be-done by hand with pick and shovel,
was completed last week. The big ma-
chine, drawn by seventeen Worses and
operated by half a dozen men, which
has been used on tho work since the
ligging first began, wu* removed from
I the" grounds to a blacksmith shop ti;
undergo repairs. The digging that now
remains to be done will be confined
almost entirely to bringing the ground
| into shape to receive the nine foot ce-
— the iweet centers of choice
Indian corn; cooked, seasoned
just right, rolled thin as paper
and toasted until they become
golden brown flakes ctisp
and delicious I
are better than ordinary "corn
Toasties are packed in an
innrt^ container inside the
tight-sealed, familiar, yellow
carton — keeps the food fresh
and crisp for your appetite —
— sold by Grocers.
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Tryon, W. M. The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1914, newspaper, October 29, 1914; Davenport, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109967/m1/7/: accessed March 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.