The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 14, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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BELGRADE AND SURROUNDING
HEIGHTS IN HANDS OF
BALKANS KEEPING HANDS OFF
Fear Guns of Anglo-French Fleets;
Pitched Battle Not In
Prospect For Some
London—The Auatro-Germans are
now In f #1 possession of Belgrade
and the heights surrounding the city
and have begun an advance eastward
toward the mountains which the Ser-
bians laST year so stubbornly defend-
ed against the Austrians.
For some time to come the invaders,
Jt is expected, will have to fight only
the rear guards whose duty it is to
delay their progress, for the Serbians
■will doubtless do as they have done
on previous occasions—fall back until
they have reached positions In which
they will have the best opportunity
of holding their ground. In fact mil-
itary writers here do not expect a
pitched battle on this front for ten
days or a fortnight by which time
the allies' forces landed at Salonlki
should have joined hands with the
Serbians. The Bulgarians so far as is
known have not yet made any incur-
sion into Serbian territory and it is
believed that they will w'ithhold their
hands until they know how matters
go with the Austro-Oermans.
Some Balkan authorities bfflieved
that the Balkans will not interfere
with the move northward of the Anglo-
French armies, for to do so would
bring the shells of the warships into
their ports on the Black and Aegean
seas, probably followed by the landing
of Russian troops at Varna and Bur-
gas and of other allied troops, at Ded-
Greece and Roumania regain inter-
ested spectators although the former
has given assurance of her benevolent
neutrality toward the allies. Repre-
sentatives of the entente have fur-
nished the Greek government with in-
formation concerning the agreement
betwen Bulgaria and Germany which
it is asserted gives the Bulgars a free
hand to deal not only with Serbia,
but with Greece as well should the
central powers win.
The fighting on the various fronts
brought about little or no change in
the situation. The Germans, after two
days' heavy fighting, in which, accord-
ing to the British and French ac-
counts, they suffered a severe reverse,
have abandoned for the moment the
attempt to recapture territory won
from them by the British south of
Labasse. They do claim, however,
to have retaken from the French some
trenches east of Souchez and at Ta-
hure in Champagne.
Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg is
making slow progress in his opera-
tions against Dvinsk and although he
claims to have taken more ot the Rus-
sian positions, he does not appear to
be much nearer the city than he was
two weeks ago.
South of the Prrpet river and in
Galacia the tide of battle (lows and
ebbs. First the Russians, then the
Austro-Germans attack and counter
attack, and where, during the sum-
mer, miles of country would change
hands in a day now It Is a question
of defending some isolated village.
The heaviness of the ground doubt-
less is largely responsible for this.
Greece Urged to Support Entente.
Athens.—The representatives of the
entente powers while exercising no
pressure on the Greek government
are urging It to reply to the question
put last week in regard to Its future
course respecting the Serbo-Grecian
alliance. The cabinet deliberated this
question at great length but has not
reached any agreement.
A neutral diplomat In Athens re-
ported to his government his opinion
that within less than a month Former
Premier Venizelos will be returned
to power or else the ports of Greece
will be blockaded by the entente pow-
It Is learned from an authoritative
diplomatic source that the representa-
tives of the quadruple entente have
advised Greece that Bulgaria's present
attitude results from a written en-
gagement signed on July 17 by Prince
Hohenlohe-Langenburg, then acting
German ambassador to Turkey. This
agreement made on behalf of Austfla
and Germany provided for cession to
Bulgaria of Serbian and Greek Mace-
donia. including the Greek ports of
Saloniki and Kavala; of Kastorla In
northern Greece near the Albanian
border and of all Albania. The repre-
sentatives of the" entente powers as-
sert they have proof that this agree-
ment was made.
STATE CAPITAL HAPPENINGS
Concerning the custody of the Mor-
rill fund, a federal donation to the
agricultural schools of the state, over
which a quarrel has been golr.f; on
between St^te Treasurer W. Lb
Alexander and F. M. Gault, president
of the state board of agriculture, At-
torney General S. P. Freeling an-
nounced that, following a conference,
his department would render an opin-
Unofficially the attorney general
said that the fund Is one that annually
Is placed in the hands of the treasurer
of the state by the federal govern-
ment to be delivered by him to the
treasurer of the state agricultural
board, or to be checked upon by the
Tuition Fees for Foreign Students.
Tuition fees to be paid by nonresi-
dent pupils attending state Institutions
of learning in Oklahoma, coming from
other states, that require payment of
tuition fees by non-residents were an-
nounced by R. H. Wilson, president of
the state board of education. The fees
were arrived at by the committee to
which this work was delegated by the
state board of education by striking
an average from the schedules of other
For the state university tuition in
any and all schools and colleges Is
fixed at $25 a year In advance, except
for the third and fourth year In the
medical school, for which the tuition
rate is $50 a year.
For the School of Mines at Wilbur-
(By ID. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of
the Sunday School Course, the Moody
LESSON FOR OCTOBER 17.
latter. "The question arises," he add-
ed. "is there a treasurer of the state to" the foe ia 820 a y°lir'
agricultural board?" I f01", l*e University Preparatory
The same question was propounded >oh°°l8 *h.e fee is $15 for the regular
by State Treasurer Alexander, who ,erm. and $5 for the summer session
.„ , . . For tlie various state normal schools
exhibited a record showing that F. M. . . .. , . . .
Gault had been elected treasurer of J? P
the state agricultural board, at a meet- " i " e s°mmer f'rm'
° . . ,. . ' , I Under the law affecting this matter
ir>; of that board held In Muskogee, i,, , . , , , . ,
_ . „ , . there is a reciprocal provision whereby
October 9 1913 accompanied by a 8tudent„ from statefl whlch do not
suri . °n ° 7 ' ' make a charge against non-resident
In this connection Alexander exhlb- ,R w)n no( bp ch d ,ee „
ted a letter or copy of a letter, writ- Oklahoma ,nsUtutIons.
ten by Assistant Attorney General R.
E. Wood, to J. D. Sample of Atoka,
In response to the latter's Inquiry as
to whether one person can hold two
offices at the same time in the state
of Oklahoma. Attorney Wood's reply
embraced a reproduction of Section
4274, revised laws of 1910, reading:
"Except as may be otherwise pro-
vided, no persons holding any office
under the laws of the state, and no
Expiration pardons liave been grant-
ed by Gov. R. L. Williams as follows:
A1 Krouse, Kay county, burglary,
three years; Frank Winfrey, Logan
county, shooting with intent to kill,
three and one-half years; John Wil-
liams, Craig county, obtaining prop-
erty by bogus check, one year; R.
_ , ,, i W. Jefferson, Kiowa county, forgery,
deputy or any officer so holding any 8eVen yeara; Felix Scott, Washita.
office, shall, during his term of office,
hold any other office, or be the deputy
of any officer holding any other office,
under the laws of the state."
Mr. Wood advised that such a case
would have to be determined by the
State Tax Levy Is 3.f Mills.
The state tax levy for the fiscal year
of 1915 was fixed at three and one-
half mills by the state board of equali-
zation at a called session. Of this
three mills are for state nurposes, of
which one mill Is to go to the covering
of deficiencies amounting to about
$1,750,000, one-fourth mill will be ap-
plied to highways and one-fourth mill
When the board had taken this ac-
tion State Treasurer W. L. Alexander
announced that the state Is now al-
most on a cash basis, being only about
thirty or forty days behind. "If court
holds that the grt ss production tax law |' lnK0; ryan county, August, 1915,
Is legal, the state will be on a cash vloIatl«n prohibitory laws, fine $50
basis." | and thirty days in Jail; John Williams,
The board adjourned to November 1,, j*°®ers county, January, 1914, robbery,
subject to call in the Interim by the flve yparR: Arch Blakley, Garvin cnun-
embezzlement, one year; Ed Lee Ma-
son, Okmulgee county, burglary, three
years; Caldwell Walker, Wagoner
county, false pretense, three years;
Benton Murray, Greer county, ar.sault
to kill, one year; Joe Creamans, Pitts-
burg county, assault to commit rape,
three years; W. C. Ilarlln, Tulsa
county, forgery, one year; Roy Smith,
Blaine county, assault with dangerous
weapon, one year; John Mensberger,
Marshal county, burglary, three
years; Vernon Thist'o. Logan county,
burglary, two years, and C. L. McLoud,
Payne county, stealing domestic ani-
mals, two years.
Paroles Granted By Gov. Williams
Paroles have been granted by Gov.
II. L. Williams, as follows:
J. F. Smith, Muskogee county, Sep-
tember, 1914, violation ot prohibitory
laws, sixty days in jail, fine $100; Ed
Renewed Loans Must Be Reduced
t.v. May, 1915, petit larceny, fine $100,
thirty days; U R. Fox, Dewey-county,
July, 1915, violation of 'prohibitory
A number of loan applications which t 'aws. fine $50 and thirty days; Will
will be presented to the school land Reynolds, LeFlore county, January,
commission for approval have been 1915, violation of prohibitory laws, fine
materially curtailed as to amount by 5200 and six months imprisonment;
Secretary of State J. L. Lyon, the Schwartz, Garfield county, June,
pruning knife being especially ap- '^14. false pretenses, five years; T.
plied to applications for renewal of Martin, embezzlement, Marshall
loans. j county, September, 1913, one year and
"We are requesting these applicants one day; William Vanette, violation of
for renewals to reduce the amount prohibitory laws, Noble county, July,
asked for from ten to fifteen per 1312, fine $175 and sentenced to six
cent," said the secretary "We are months imprisonment.
doing this as a precautionary meat-
ure especially in cases wherein th<' Howard to Follow Posted Oil Price,
security is not regarded gilt-edge. The i State Auditor E. B. Howard has ad-
appraisers are becoming; cognizant of dressed a circular letter to all oil pro-
the board's disposition toward appli- Queers in the state notifying them that
cations that few of the applications 'n computing the gross production tax
are regarded as unreasonable."
Odd Fellows Elect Officers.
Oklahoma City.—The election of of-
ficers for the ensuing year featured
the final sessions of the grand lodff- j Fn' <m to "le 'ae' ^'lat "le posted
on oil the compution will be based
upon the posted price of oil during
the period the taxes cover.
In his letter Mr. Howard says:
"In computing this tax I call at-
of Oklahoma Odd Fellows. The fol-
lowing were chosen for the officers:
Grand master, E. E- Norvell, Wynne-
wood; deputy grand master, S. X.
Swlmme, Talihina; grand warden. Lo-
gan Hawkins, Tonkawa; grand secre-
tary, G. W. Bruce, Guthrie;
prices of oil per barrel during the
quarter ending Sept. 30, 1915, were
"From July 1 to August 2, inclu-
sive, 40c: August 3 4o August 4, in-
clusive, 50c; August 5 to August 11, in-
nd c,U!ilve' 55o; A"Sl,st to August 1! ,
treasurer, G. W. Schlegal, Chandler; ' !nc!u",ve' «?c: ♦<> August 21.
. O Inclusive, uoc; August 22 to September
grand representative, two years, A. S.
J. Shaw, Altus; grand representative,
one year, A. N. Leecraft, Colbert;
grand trustee, George Morgan, Cres-
cent; member of home board, A. T.
10, inclusive, 75c; September 11 to
September 30, inclusive, 80c.
Negro Gets $1,500 Compensation.
The state industrial commission
awarded $6 per week compensation for
a term of 250 weeks to Alf Brewer, a
negro employe of the Pine Belt Lumber
caught In the machinery of tho
company's mill and lost his right arm.
Canal Slides Serious.
Panama.—A careful survey of the
elide area In the Gilliard cut reveals
the fact that there are probably ten
million cubic yards of earth in motion
which must be taken out by dredg-
ing operations before a permanent
channel through the cut Is possible.
This Is the conclusion reached by the
canal englneftrs who concede that
there Is now little hope of opening the
waterway for the temporary use of
shipping much before the first of the
Two May Die Oct. 29 In Electric Chaif
Unless the criminal court of appeals rompan'yat Fort ToVson,'who rece
reverses their conviction or Governor waH M tl„. nmc„inprv of
Williams commutes their sentences any.R mll, llnil l0Rt „„ t,Kht
Rich Moorehead and Henry Brook- ITWb ,8 the cla!m pre8(,nted tJ„
man both negroes, be put to board that was n„t spt()p(1 „
death In the electric chair at McAl- j ment. Brewer win ,lve „ 500
ester on October 29. The men were j Kor the flrst mon„, t0 datfi tha, ,h
both under sentence to die October 6, competition law I,as been In effect
but an extension was granted by the 355 accidents have been reported, but
governor in order 'hat the criminal | plaims will be coming in for ten days
court of appeals might review the after the end of the month pertaining
record in the cases of both men to )0 September accidents, and the mem-
deterrnine whether they have received bers of the commission believe that tho
a fa trial. Both have been convicted total number of accidents for the
of murder. month likely will reach 500.
Seals Back Without Contesting
Baldy Seals, wanted here for Impli-
cation in the murder of J. H. McDonald
and under arrest at Douglass, Ariz.,
submitted to being returned to Okla-
homa City for trial without fighting
extradition. He was brought back
by W. D. Witcher, deputy sheriff C.
F. Culbertson, Bard More, and Tom
Morgan, the other men charged with
the murder of McDrvoald, a druggist,
pleaded guilty and are serving life
sentence* in the state penitentiary at
8om« forty or more teachers and
employes, recommended by J. W,
Blattner, new superintendent of tha
state school for the deaf at Sulphur,
were approved by the state board of
education. There was a sharp salary
lhcrease all along the line. The In-
crease in the literary and Industrial
departments Is from $15,980 last year
to $17,835, a raise of $1,405. The pay-
roll for the other employes was in-
creased about $200.
ELISHA HEALS NAAMAN THE
LESSON TEXT—ii Klnfs 5:1-10, 14.
GOLDEN TEXT—I am Jehovah that
healeth then.—Ex. 15:26.
Read carefully the Intervening
Scripture following last Sunday s les-
I son to get the account of Elisha's ac-
tivities. There is recorded the story
of the polBoned fountain 12:19-22).
The hoodlum" gang (vv. 23, 24J
which Is a Btory for boys. Note:
Elisha had nothing to do with the
bears, nor does the record say that
the bears killed the boys. Next the
story of tho Widow's oil (4:1-7). Fi-
nally, the suggestive Btories of the
Shunommite woman (vv. S-37), and
the feeding of the prophets and the
people (vv. 38-44).
Now we come to Elisha's most fa
mous experience, that with Naaman ot
Damascus. Tills city is reputed to be
the oldest in the world and is Bltuated
about 100 miles (air lino) northeast of
Samaria. This event probably oc-
curred between 904 and 894 11. C.
I. A Ministry In the Home, vv. 1-7.
Naaman had all that heart coqld wish,
seemingly. Exalted, rich, a great
man, honorable and succossful In his
undertakings, "but he was a leper."
As such he Is a type of the sinner.
Leprosy begins practically in secret,
Is transmissible, may be ameliorated,
but cannot be cured by man. In his
home was one who knew the Lord,
one who observed, who loved as well
as served. This maid was a true serv-
ant, for she showed her master how
to be rid of his malady. For all of his
wealth Naaman was not happy. He
knew and others would soon know his
condition. His wife could not help
him, and did not take the maid's mes-
sage to him. Perhaps she did not
rightly value It. But there was co-
operation in that household evidently,
for "one went In and told his lord"
(v. 4). There was alBO co-operation
between the home and the govern-
ment, for the king of Syria sent a let-
ter to the king of Israel (v. 5). The
strongth of any nation Is in propor-
tion to the Btrength, unity and loy-
alty of Its homes. It 1b also in pro-
portion to the care and interest which
that government takes in its homes.
ti. A Ministering Prophet (vv. 8-14).
The king of Syria thought he could
buy everything, including the desired
cure (vv. 6, 6). His letter brought
great consternation to Israel's king,
probably Jehoram. The value of the
gifts presented, perhapB over $100,000,
revealed the urgency of the case. But
there was one In Israel who was not
disturbed, for he knew more fully the
power of Jehovah. Elisha 1b a type
of Christ who ofTerB not only to all
lepers but to every unfortunate one
j "rest" (Matt. 11:28-30). Elisha re-
! sponded to the need of the nation
(v. 8), as well aB to the need of
j Naaman the leper, when he volun-
; teered to become the champion of J&:
hovah (v. 7).
The prince came, however, filled
with a sense of his importance and
his pride stood in the way of his re-
lief, hence the manner of Elisha's
treatment. Watting thus before thq
prophet's door Naaman Is a type of
tho great of this earth who Bhail yet
bow before God's people (Isa. 60:1-3)
and before his Son (Phil. 2'19). By
human arguments Naaman was right
(v. 12) and his rage was Justified, but
he must learn that as a suppliant
he cannot dictate means nor methods.
The rich and cultured sinner cannot
select his own way of healing, por be
troated any diffofent'.y than the poor
and the ignorant. The river Jordan
in a type of the Judgment on sin. Sin
must be Judged by confession (Rom.
15:9, 18). Sin must bo renounced
before we can be cleansed (I Cor. 11:
31; I John 1:9). It was a slow, a
patient, a public process through
which Naaman must pass, but such
had been the development of leprosy
In bis life. God had Judged sin on
Calvary (Rom. 8:3; II Cor. 5:21; Gal.
3:13) and as Naaman went down In
the Jordan he took, in figure, the sin-
ner's place, even as Jesus later took
that place for us, (Matt. 3:13-15).
Though Inclined to act the fool, yet
Naaman wisely harkened to hia serv-
ant (v. 13) and obayod the command
of the prophet.
His cure came because ho obeyed
Jehovah: (a) He heard of one who
could cure (v. 3); (b) he believed
(v. 4); (c) he forsook his own
thoughts (v. 11); (d) ho accopted
God's thoughts nnd methods (vv. 13,
14); (e) ho took the sinner's place
(vv. 10, 14); (f) he became clean after
his obedience (vv, 14, 15).
There is evidence of a great moral
effect In ftie life of Naaman following
this experience (vv. 15-19).
He bocame an open rejector of the
heathen gods and a professed follow-
er of Jehovah when he returned to
As auch he became the ministering
III. The Ministering Prlnoe. (1) By
public profession (see Rom. 10:9, 10;
Matt. 10:32) (2) By a peculiar request
which became a great object lesson in
Damascus: (3) By a new purpose of
heart which would change bia fu-
ture course of action.
EVIDENTLY NOT AN ARTIST
Judging From Comment, Bllkins Had
a Good Deal to Learn About
Young Bllkins iB an enthusiastic de-
votee of amateur photography. He al-
ways Insists upon "taking" his family
and friends posed in more or less ar-
Not long ago there was an exhibi-
tion of the work of a local photograph-
ic club to which the young fellow be-
longs, and where were displayed the
results of certain of his efforts to im-
mortalize his family and friends. In
one corner hung a group of tlgures
twisted Into the moBt extraordinary
positions, the general effect being that
ot persons in various stagos of par-
"Who in tho world are those queer-
looking people?" asked someono.
"Oh, thoso are some of Bllkins'
strained relations," said a bystander.
One on Rufus Choate.
Judge Parry, In a reccnt article on
"Rufus Choate, Advocate," says on oc-
casion Choate would meet with his
Sam Weller. Defending a prisoner
for theft of money from a ship, a wit
ness was called who had turned states'
evidence and whose tostlmony went to
prove that Choate's client had Insti-
gated tho theft.
"Well," asked Choate, "what did he
say? Tell us how anil what he spoke
"Why," said tho witness, "he told ub
there was a man in Boston named
Choate and he'd get us off if they
caught us with the money in our
Too Much for Them.
It was a minstrel performance, and
in tho intervals between the songs the
usual Jokes were being perpetrated.
"What am do difference between an
old maid and a married woman?"
"1 done give It up," replied Donee.
"Why," explained Sambo, "do old
maid am lookln' for a husband ebery
day. an' de married woman am lookln'
for lm ebery night!"
There was a pause, and several eld-
erly gentlemen got up and stole softly
Into the night.
It is one of the most im-
portant functions of the
body and has a direct
influence on your general
health and strength.
A reliable first aid Is
Acting in One Lesson.
"Do you think I could learn to be a
"Sure you could. Just remember
this one thing: A heaving chest de-
notes surprise, fear, hate or any other
"I have been chasing a smuggler."
"I call that a pursuit of duty."
Hanford's Balsam 1b good for blood
Canada's mineral production in 1914
waB valued at $128,475,499.
Speaking From Experience.
"Pa, what Is the 'first line of de-
"That depends on the circumstances,
son. If this country were at war. the
first line of defense would be the navy.
When a man's married, It's usually the
telephone line, by which he tries to
square himself before he comes home."
can be found in cases of Colds, Coughs,
LaGrlppe and Headaches by using
Laxative Qulnldlne Tablets. Does not
afTect the head or stomach. Buy your
winter's supply now. Price 25c.—Adv.
And a lot of people would rather be-
lieve a lie than the nude truth.
young at seventy
as old "
past midale age
Just as well be
Jr young at seve
idale i _
when a little
help for the kid.
s neys would fix
it all up. Don't
wait for gravel,
r* d ropiy or
\ Bright's disease
to get a start.
^ Use Doan's Kid-
- v..rr^ ney Pills. They
thousands, young and old. They are the
most widely used remedy for bad backs
and weak kidneys in tho whole world.
I 50<t at all Stores
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