The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, August 16, 1918 Page: 2 of 8

THE LEXINGTON LEADER
IN MAO FLIGHT

VON DER MARWITZ AND VON
KUTIER FLYING IN TER-
ROR FROM RAWLINSON
DEATH'S CUE FOR ANNA HELD
i
FAMOUS PARISIAN'S CAREER
IS CLOSED
Rose From a Street Performer to
Be Most Popular Light Opera
Singer in the World.
PRISONERS h'DW TOTAL 36,000
Girmans Back to tl e Old Chaulnes<
Roye-Noyon Line Where They Are
Making a Desperate Stand
Till They Get Their
Munitions Away.
Paris.- The allies are fighting theli
way forward, and the armleB of Gev
erals von der Marwitz and von Hutlet
are In full retreat in the direction o)
Pronne, N«sles and Ham. Important
rear guards are being sacrificed by
the Germans to insure the safety ol
the main armies, and there is a well'
defined feeling among military critic:)
here that the German reserves srt
not as important or numerous as wa.i
originally thought. The recklessness
with which the crown prince threw
I hum into the battle of the Marne,
drawing from the stock of his royal
cousin, Crown Prince Hupprecht ol
Bavaria, Is believed to be causing
General Ludendorff some worry.
The Germans aro holding the Chaul-
ns Roye-Noyon line but the allies aro
making progress south of Noyon. The
enemy's reserves are coming into tha
iiictlon and the defense is stiffening
all along the battle front from Noyon
to Chaulnes.
Bitter Struggle In Progress.
Desperate fighting Is going on be-
tween the British army of General
Kawllnson ami the Germany army ol!
von der Marwitz. The enemy it)
counterattacking savagely west of
Noyon and seems determined to hol^
the town at all costs.
French troops captured the entlrq
massif of Houlogne-la-Grasse and pen<
etrated to the east of Bus, 6Vi miles
east of Montdidier.
Further south on the line the French
havo penetrated the wooded area be.
tween the rivers Matz anil Oise, reach*
ing in this region the environs of Lai
New York—Anna Held, the actress,
died here after an illness of several
months.
Miss Held had been ill since April
Of a rare malady known as myeloma,
A dislntegn^jon of the spinal marrow,
tand her condition was reported sever-
al times as critical. She rallied re-
peatedly, however, and until attacked
by pneumonia a few weeks ago was
regarded as on the road to recovery.
Her physicians said that only her re-
markable will power had prevented
her from succumbing long ago.
Anna Held was born In Paris in
1873 of a Polish mother and a French
father. Upon the death of her father
the family moved to London where,
for two years prior to going upon
the stage, Anna waB a street singer.
When 16 years old, Miss Held return-
ed to Paris after touring Holland and
other countries with a comedy com-
pany and after that appeared in all
the European capitols, winning re-
jiown by reason of her beauty and
the daring magnificence of her gowns.
When she came to New York in
1896, the American public's desire to
see and hear the chic Parisian had
been whetted by lories of her beauty,
of the perfection of her complexion,
which she was reported as sustaining
by means of daily milk baths, and
the cbarm of a French concert hall
son, "Won't you come and Play Wft
Me."
For more than ten years Miss Held
was in a musical comedy on the Amer-
ican stage every year, appearing part
o ftliat time as one of the stars in
plays produced by Florenz Zelgfield,
Jr. Miss Held subsequently was mor-
ried to Mr. Zoigfield but after several
years they separated. A daughter,
Dane Held, now 23 years old, born
of a previous marriage, is now on the
stage.
. She had repeatedly told interview-
ers that she would "never grow old"
ALLIES TROOPS
TAKE ARCHANGEL
ACTIVE CAMPAIGN AGAINST
THE BCLSHEVIKI IS
BEGUN
SIBERIAN EXPEDITION READY
Ten Thousand American Troops Wilf
Join Large Fores of Japs, Chi-
nese and Other Allied
Soldieru
SUB GETS 13 FISHING SMACKS
U-BOAT CROSSES OCEAN
FOR SMALL GAME
Crews Probably Lost, as Only a Few
Survivors Have Been
Reported.
OKLAHOMA STATE NEWS
Washington -Coming to the surface ( wounds.
in the midst of a fleet of fishing Pvt. M. L. Clark, Walters, severely
schooners off the Massachusetts coast, i wounded.
a German submarine sank nine ves- Pvt. Leo R. Chapman, Meridian, died
sels of the fleet. The schooners In- j of disease.
Pvt. WUIiam W. Yeager, Tulsa, killed
THE ROLL OF HONOR. | Actual laying of steel has been
Btarted on the Buffalo Northwestern
Lieut. E. T. Hathaway, Tulsa, killed railroad and It is announced definitely
in airplane accident. that Oklahoma's newest road will be
Lieut. James Hanberry, Enid, died of in operation before the end of the
year.
Fire of undetermined origin, de
stroyed the Pauls Valley compress ol
London. After the occupation of
Archangel by the allies, the bolsheviki
withdrew across the river Dvina and
on August 4 were again driven out of
their positions there, chiefly by shell
lire, according to news received. The
allies have since pushed rapidly south-
ward along the railway toward Volog-
da.
The hostile forces so easily over-
come at Archangel numbered about
8,000 men, comprising 1,500 armed
Maximalists, 400 Lapps, some 900 Ger-
mans and 5,000 workmen. Large
quantities of rolling stock and stores
were captured by the allies, as well as
two heavy batteries.
The German forces north of the
Gulf of Finland have been recently
reinforced and are estimated to num-
ber 50,000, mostly inferior troops.
American Troops To Siberia.
Washington.--Maj. Gen. William S.
Graves will command the American
forces in the Siberian expedition, the
nucleus of which will be two regi-
ments of regulars from the Philip-
pines.
General Graves now is in command
fo the Eighth division at Camp Fre-
mont, Cal. The regiments to form the
vanguard of the American contingent,
General March announced, will be the
Twenty-seventh and Thirty-first, neith-
er of which is recruited to war
strength. This force will be supple-
mented by additional troops from the
United States.
Information now available indicates
that the Japanese will send a lieuten-
ant general in command of the Jap-
anese forces, which probably will ex-
the Chickasaw Compress Company ol
Ardmore, together with 700 bales ol
cotton. The loss is estimated at $150,-
000.
The prize Shorthorn ball won by
Ardmore, Oklahoma* county's delegation for
largest attendance at the Farmers'
thu fishing schooner Helen Murley I Pvt. Clifford Elam, Enid, killed In j Congress, held at Stilwater last week,
and have reached port in safety. No .action. |has been donated to the Red Cross,
information had been obtained by the Pvt Raymond M. Goodson, Hobart, The bull was given to the farmers
navy department as to the fate of i killed in action. .alliance by J. R. Whistler of Watonga.
Pvt. James W. Dunn, Poteau, died of j Fire, which Btarted from an un-
accident. known cause, destroyed the elevator
Pvt. Hart Pasley, Bartlesville, severo- j !in(j warehouse of the Read Milling:
elude the Kate Palmer, tho Amita
May. the Reliance, the Starbuck and |
the Progress. The names of the other
four ships were not given.
Four survivors from the crew of
the Kate Palmer were picked up by j
in action.
Pvt. Claude Smoot, Faxon, died
wounds.
Lieut. Geo. R. Anderson,
klled in action.
the crews of the other schooners.
After the crew of the Kate Palmer
had been taken aboard the submarine
and held prisoner for one hour, they
were set adrift in a small boat.
Berliere and Gury. Moreuil-Lamotta [ nnd fulfilled her prediction almost to | <eeci s"£ht|y in numbers the Amerl-
has been captured and the French lino
has been pushed two miles to thu
north of ChevrincoUrt.
36,000 Prisoners Captured.
The number of prisoners taken so
far in the allied offensive in Picardy
is now estimated at 36,000, including
more than 1.000 officers. More than
BOO guns have been captured, accord-
ing to the latest advices.
the end.
An Atlantic Port.—The auxiliary
fishing schooner Gleanor arrived and
reported an attack by a submarine
on four fishing vessels off the south-
erly edge of George's banks. Capt.
Edward A. Proctor of the Gleanor
saw a two-masted schooner disappear
but was unable to say what became
of the other three vessels. That same
morning he said, he heard gunfire,
but it was so far away he could see
nothing of the vessel doing the fir-
ing
ENLISTMENTS ARE STOPPED
Until Details of New Draft Law Are
Worked Out.
ly wounded.
Pvt. Frank O. Carlisle, Weleetka,
woundeJ.
Pvt. Jim M. Daffin, Bruno, wounded.
Pvt. Marion Jay, Spiro, wounded.
Pvt. Mark Reading, Wood Springs,
wounded.
Pvt. Wm. H. Roberts, Provence,
wounded.
Corp. Roger J. Bainbridge, Edmond,
severely wounded.
Lieut. Ciive E. Murray, (marines)
Keneflck, wounded.
8erg James S. McCready, Tulsa,
wounded.
Serg. Basil. C. Thompson, Bartlesville,
wounded.
Serg. Geo. A. Albin, Sweetwater,
wounded.
Serg. Jesse Bush, Lane, wounded.
Berg. Roy Campbell, Enid, wounded
Berg. Clint Coe, Muskogee, wounded.
Serg. Wm. H. Dawson, Seminole,
can contingent. The American forces
probably will number less than 10,000 result ot the dt,bate on the draft
j wounded.
Washington Voluntary enlistments Serk. Chas. D. Delinger, McAlester,
in the army and navy were complete- | wounded.
ly suspended to prevent disruption of Serg. Walter T. Ferguson, Guthrie,
industry pending disposition of the j wounded.
bill proposing to extes.1 draft ages Berg. James A. Goettlngs, Keneflck,
to include all men hetwen IS and 45 wounded.
years. Serg. Wm. H. Gray Kingston, wound-
The orders also exclude civilians : "*•
from appointment to officers' training 8erfl Floyd Mallory, Ellendale, wound-
camps until further notice. j *d.
it was explained that the view of 8erfl Wm' D' Maxey' Vera'. wounde^
the government is that many of the Sera' Clyde Mor,so'1' Guthne' wound-
older men are indispensable in their j
present occupations but the natural |
Elevator Co. of Tulsa. Approximately
$130,000 worth of grain was burned,
Including 38,000 bushels of wheat,
4,000 bushels of corn and 4,500 bushels'
of oats.
The Eighteenth Summer convoca^
tlon of the University of Oklahoma
was held on Boyd field, when thirty-
four degrees were conferred. Ths-
class address was given by Arthur
Lee O'Dell, president of Henry Ken-
dall college. Tulsa. Besides the de-
grees awarded, thirteen life certifi-
cates were granted.
Mrs. Julia Hoffman, mother of Brig.
Gen. Roy Hoffman, now commanding
a unit in France, died last week at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.
C. Pottlnger, Oklahoma City, after an
illness of but a few days' duration
Mrs. Hoffman recently visited rela-
tives In Indiana and contracted s
cold. It was not considered serious,
but quickly developed Into acute pneu-
monia. She was 76 years old.
0KLA. GRAIN RATES CUT
Now on a Par With Interstate Rates
to Kansas.
Oklahoma City. Reduced
, state rates on grains and
The pivot of the German resistance [ producta have gono lnto
In Oklahoma, according
from grain rates since an agreement
was entered into at St. Louis, June
13, between shippers and the railroad
administration
Other rate protests are still in
Washington but will be acted upon
soon.
The new rates for distance tip to
350 miles for single line hauls are
the same in all cases as now publish-
ed on traffic between points in Kan-
sas on one hand and points in Okla-
These rates are
For single line hauls for all dist-
ances of 350 miles and more the new
rate Is 25 cents per 100 pounns. Joint
rates over-two carriers are made by
jhe advance of 2 cents per 100 pounds,
to the continu ance mileage rate. Over
three or more lines the lowest com-
at this stage of the battle, it now
appears, is the town of Noyon, about
midway between Moi\tdldier and Sols-
sons The enemy Is throwing in re-
serves from this base In an effort
to prevent, regardless of cost, the
allies from gaining control of the
Noyon-Ham road, which is choked
wilh material, guns and troops.
The Germans are expected to make
a desperate stand on the Roye-Noyon
line to permit the columns which are
retreating in the direction of Nesla
and Ham to reach safety.
Llhons Changes Hands Twice.
The resistance of the Germans is
stiffening against the Fourth British homa on the other.
army under General Rawlinson. They
•are reacting violently in the region
of Llhons. which changed hands twice
■but which Is firmly held by the
British.
• All the bridges across the Somme
between Peronne and Ham, a stretch
of about fifteen miles, h ive been de-
stroyed by allied aviators. The Ger-
mans have been attempting to throw | fcinatton rate will apply,
temporary bridges across the stream
and the allied airmen life now system-
atically bombing these Improvised
structures.
On the Soissons-Rhelms front the
enemy is contesting every inch of
ground along the river Vesle with
the Americans, who are fighting with
superb heroism. The struggle cannot
last long, however, and a German re-
treat to the river Alsne or beyond is
clearly imminent.
Between Arras and Albert the enemy
Is showing signs of great activity and
apparently is anticipating a wide ex-
tension of the fighting front to the
north
Sixty-one German airplanes were ac-
counted for by the British in the air
fighting of Friday, August 9. tho sec-
ond day of the ellied offensive. Thirty-
nine of these were destroyed and
twenty-two driven down out of control.
Twenty-three British machines are
missing. The active work of the Brit-
ish airmen continues without ces-
sation.
intra-
grain
effect
to
tice received by the Oklahoma Traff c
.Association. The notice was th efirst
which traffic experts here have heard troops necessary to carry out the de-
under present plans.
General Kikuizo Otani, one of Ja-
pan's most distinguished soldiers, has
been chosen to command the Japan-
ese section and will be the ranking
officer of the American and allied ex-
pedition in Siberia.
The Japanese force in conjunction
with the Japanese force in inwill et
Japanese direction, probably will be
more numerous than the American
contingent, in fact, Japan is preparing
to send to Siberia any number of
age
clared purpose to give effective aid to
the Checho-Slovaks.
Bolsheviki Regime Declared Ended.
Kandalaska, Russian Lapland —The
government of the "Counter of the
North." recently established at Arch-
angel after a revolution against the
bolsheviki, has addressed a proclama-
tion to the people of the district, de-
claring the bolshev'ki regime at an
end and announcing that the new gov-
ernment has taken up the duty of gov-
erning the region.
found in the Rock Island traffic bulle- Jbe government upon which the
tin 28675-B i al"es are building high hopes for a
j rejuvenated Russia in the fight
against Germany, was set up August 2
question is certain to lead to a rush j
to the recruiting offices. It is tegard-'
ed as essential that men greatly need-!
ed at home should be prevented from 1
rushing into the army under a mis-
taken idea that they are certain to be
ed.
Serg. Lester E. Thornton, Sasakwa,
wounded.
Serg. Nichols W. Wilson, Watonga,
wounded.
Serg. Guy O. Brown, Asher, wounded.
Serg. Clyde W. Goerdon, Lorena,
wounded.
Serg James H. Kirk, Guymon, wound-
drafted anyhow and prefer to join the H h F McC,urg, Sand Springs,
service voluntanly. ; w|undead.
It was quite evident that plans for berg. waiter Martindale, Howe,
applying the new draft limitations to j wounded.
the older men include a very careful Serg. Arch Barnes, Pierce, wounded,
classification of each individual to de- Berg. Bird Libby, Stidham, wounded,
terniine his position at home and prob- Serg. Babe More, McCurtain, wound-
ably a far more liberal conslruction I ed
of industrial exemption rules than has Pvt. Geo. Castleberry, Wellston, miss-
heretofore been the case. | ing.
In a brief statement to newspaper- ! Lieut. Miller H. Bond. Enid, severely
men, the secretary said the order i wounded.
suspending all army and navy enlist- 1 Pvt. Ervin Ellis, Bryant, wounded,
ments until definite action is taken Pvt- James S. Dufford, Healdton,
on the man power bill does not app'y wopnded.
to any person who had taken steps I
' Pershing Asks Rabbis To Serve.
New York — Twenty-five rabbis for
service in the American forces in
France are wanted by General Persh-
ing.
New-York Chicago Air Mail Service.
Washington.—Daily air mail serv-
ice between New York and Chicago,
cutting the present railroad time in
half, is planned by the postofflce de-
partment, which announced that this
probably would be the next move ot
the air division.
Champ Clark Named Thirteenth Time
Montgomery, Mo.—Speaker Champ.
Clark, for the thirteenth time, was re.
nominated for congress in the demo
cratlc primary without opposition.
by a constitutonal assembly represent-
ng the distrcts of Vologda, Novogo-
rod. Kazcan, Samara and Vatka.
Leninc's Day About Over.
London. The anti-bolshevik move-
ment in Russia is growing rapidly,
prior to the issuanoe of the order to
enlist or to enter a military training
camp.
May Exempt Married Men.
New draft regulations under which
the government would do the select-
ing rather than leaving it to the reg
istrant are und r consideration by the
war department.
The secretary of war is not satisfied
with the present system under which
the registrant must claim deferred
classification, as many men with de-
pendents hesitate for patriotic reas-
ons to make such a claim. In this
By a substantial majority, voters
(n Newkirk adopted the commission
form of government. The charter
provides for three commissioners to
be elected by the people.
Two thousand Indians of the Coman-
che, Kiowa, Apache, Delaware and
Washita tribes are holding a dance
fifteen miles north of Lawton. The
dance Is for the purpose of stablish-
STATEHOUSE BREVITIES j
THE AUGUST DRAFT.
Provost Marshal General Crowder
telegraphed E. H. Glpson, adjutant
general, directing that during a five-
day period beginning August 26, that
7,000 Oklahoma selective service men.
be entrained for Camp Pike, Little
Rock, Ark.
The provost marshal specifies that
only white men and men physically
fit for general military service are to-
be inducted under this call.
Each county will furnish the follow-
ing number of men:
Adair 25, Alfalfa 35, Atoka 70,.
Beaver 40, Beckham 75, Blaine 35,
Bryan 190, Caddo No. 1, 60; Caddo
No. 2, 30; Canadian 100, Carter 200,
Cherokee 45, Choctaw 105, Cimmaron
10, Cleveland 145, Coal 70, Comanche-
75, Cotton 60, Craig 50, Creek No. 1,
215; Creek No. 2, 110; Custer 75,
Delaware 30, Dewey 15, Ellis 50, Gar-
field 75, Garvin 100, Grady No. 1, 50;.
Grady No. 2, 35; Grant 35, Greer 50,.
Harmon 30, Harper 30, Haskell 60,
Hughes 75, Jackson 600, Jefferson 65r
Johnston 70, Kay 100, Kingfisher 65r
Kiowa 70, Latimer 65, Le Flore 105,
Lincoln 130, Logan 125, Love 25. Major
25, Marshall 50, Mayes DO McLain 45,
McCurtain 105, McIntosh 100, Murray
115, Muskogee 120, Muskogee City 40,
Muskogee City 30. Noble 55, Nowata
75, Okfuskee 193, Oklahoma No. 1,
25; Oklahoma No. 2, 25; Oklahoma
City No. 1, 93; Oklahoma City No. 2,
90; Oklahoma City No. 3, 100; Osage
Ottawa 175, Pawnee 90, Payne-
150,
the bolshevik soviet organization has connection, Mr. Haker said h
vitrually gone to pieces and Nikolai
Lnnine, the premier, and Leon Trotzky.
his war minister, intend to flee to
Germany should the situation become
too serious according to recent Rus-
J slan newspaper advices, the Exchange
Telgraph correspondent of Copenhagen
Infor- ' telegraphs.
STORM DEATH TOLL IS 26
Loss at Gerstner Field Less Than Mil-
lion; Rebuilding Started.
Lake Charles, La.—Further
mation assemble*! here from the ter-
ritory in the path of the tropical hurri-
cane which struck southwest Louisi-
ana raised the total of dead to 26 and
placed the number Injured so serious-
ly as to require medical attention at
61.
In Lake Charles 11 were killed; at
Gerstner field 3 were killed; at Big
Lake 3 were killed; at Sulphur 2 were 1 representatives of the Mensheviki, or
killed; at Oakgrove, In Cameron par-' moderates.
ish, 5 were killed; and at I)e Quincy I In the city of Kazan, the newspaper
there were 2 deaths. J adds, the widely known bolshevik
Major Longnecker, commanding ! leader Olschinsky has been killed,
officer at Gerstner aviation field, esti- ! while there has been great bloodshed
mated the damage at the field to be . among the bolsheviki in the Novgorod
less than a million dollars. The cajnp. and R'azan districts
Te Petrcgrad newspaper Izvesta Is
quoted by the corrsepondent as stat-
! ing that at several points "in the
1 part of Russia, not occupied by the
enemy," counter-revolutionary move-
i ments have broken out in a number
I of towns. The bolshevik soviets have
j been overthrown in these places and
. replaced by councils consisting of
he stated, would be rebuilt as rapidly
as possible.
No estimate was made of the dam-
age In the city, although it was roughly
estimated at $1,000,000. Work of re-
building factories and mills partly des-
troyed win be started a tonce.
Eleven Bandits Killed
Brownsville, Texas—Eleven Felicis-
tas were killed in a fight with Mexican
federal troops at Guadalope. fifty mile
German Embassy Moves.
Copenhagen.—The German embassy
at Moscow will remove Immediately
to Pskov, pwing to conditions in Mos-
cow. (Pskov is 162 miles southwest
of Petrograd and approximately 400
miles nearly direct west of Moscow.)
Quentln Roosevelt's Grave Found.
With the American Army on the
Vesle. On a woodin cross at thQ
head of a grave at the edge ol a wood
inclined to the opinion that the mar-
riage relation will in itself constitute
deferred classification.
What Mr. Baker has in mind is to
lay down a set of questions wli eh the
registrant would answer and then
have rules which would take care of
the classification. He is understood
to regard this as the fair and equit-
able system.
STOP PLEASURE AUTOS
No New Cars To Be Make After First
of Year.
southwest of Matamoros, according to i a^ ^ hamery, east of 1- ere-en-Tardenois,
official announcement made from Ma-1's s Hiscrlption: "Lieut. Quentin
tamoros. Roosevelt, buried by the Germans."
| German newspapers announced sev-
of flour. Phillips was arrested and
granted ball in the whisky case, but
did not get off so easily oil the charge
of "hoarding .flour." He was tried
before the county counll of defense,
found guilty and a flue of $100 assess-
ed to be paid to the Red Cross. The
fine was paid and the money turnei
over to the local chapter of the Red
Cross, and the flour was confiscated.
J. M. Aydelotte, chairman of the
Btate council of defense, In letters
Washington. — Manufacturers of being sent out to 5,000 farmers and
passenger automobiles were advised cattlemen in Oklahoma, calls atten-
by the war Industries board to get on tlon to the fact that In view of the
a 100 per cent war work basis for their excessive drouth stockmen should ax-
plants. before au.J 1, 1919, in a letter ercise every precaution in keeping
addressed to tho National Automobile their fences up so as not to allow
Chamber of Commerce responding to ' oattle seeking green pastures and
its proposal for a voluntary 50 per ; water holes from breaking through
cent curtailment of passenger car pro- : and encroaching on railway rlghts-of
duction The board says the manu- ; way Livestock agents of the county
facturers can be sure of continuing j councils are urged to co-operate in
their industry and preserve their or- ; every way possible with the railroad
g.inizations oaly by converting to war authorities.
orders.
The war industries borrd declared P- Prat0^' a 'arm hand, tfho was
that the present situation regarding!^ y 1 16 'e era' Brand jury at
, , . .. . , , , . Guthrie last week on a charge of hav-
steel and other materials needed for 1
90, Pittsburg No. 1, 85; Pitsburg No.
2, 100; Pontotoc 85, Pottawatomie 75r
Pushmataha 75, Roger Mills 25, Rogers
n.g a closer bond between the tribes ,125. Seminole 90, Sequoyah 120
of southwestern Oklahoma. It is the Stephens 85, Texas 20 Tillman 50
biggest event of the kind ever held hi;Tulsa 140, Tulsa City 370 Wagoner
the vicinity of Lawton In the past ten 50, Washington 100, Washita 70,
Woods 40, Woodward 35.
Twenty-four line, six staff and one
medical company comprising the See-
In Duncan one day this week, they „nd and Third Oklahoma national
found, not only twelve quarts of!„1Iir,i it , ,,, ,
whiskey, but also two 50-pound sacks . ' . ed, will be accepted
years.
When federal and county officers
searched the home of W. C. Phillips
Reporters Indispensable.
Washington.—Newspathering is an
Indispensable industry, Secretary-
laker said in discussing draft regu-
atlons, though a particular man's re-
atlon to that Industry must depend
upon the facts in bis case.
eral days ago that Lieutenant Roose-
I velt, who disappeared during an aerial
j combat on July 17. had been burled
j by the Germans * Chamery, but until
j now the grave was not discovered. It
was found -by an American aviator,
j The inscription Is In English.
war work gave little assurance of ma-
terial required for the manufacture
otj|M>ris'nger automobiles, even after
]iS7iding for war requirements.
Britain Loses Three Mil'ion Tons.
London.—The British mercantile
tonnage at the outbreak of the war
amounted to 18,500,000 tons gross
and the figure at the present time ii
16,000,000 tons gross
Ing dynamite in his possession with-
out the proper government explosives
license, was arrested at Bird City,
Kans. Prator was brought to Okla-
homa City and Is now In jail. The
charges aganst Prator resulted from
the fining of several sticks of dyna-
mite wrapped up In newspapers and
-■laced In dangerous places around
he harvest fields near Carmen. Prator
s said to be a member of the I. W.
W. organization.
by the war department within the next
ten days. Following their offical
recognition in all probability they will
receive orders for a fifteen-day en-
camproent for maneuvers.
E. H. Glpson adjutant general, has.
been instructed by Gov. R. L. Williams
to advise the commanding officers of
the companies of the Secona and
Third regiments, Oklahoma national
guard, to refuse release to men who'
desire to be discharged from their
companies.
Local exemption board members
hereafter are to receelve pay unless
they desire to donate their services;
to the government or are disqua ified
from receiving compensation through
the holding of county offices. This an-
nouncement was made by A,ijt. Gen.
E. H. Glpson, who has just returned
from attending a meeting of eighteen
adjutants general with Provost Mar-
shal General Crowder.
More automobile license tax money
has already been collected by the
state highway department than was
collected in Oklahoma during the en-
t'rex,y?fr of 1917, according to Geo..
B. Noble, commissioner of highways.
Dp to August 1 over $1,000,000 had
been collected from automobile, auto
truck and tractor owners which ex-
ceeded the amount turned in last
year. Ninety Per cent of the amount,
collected Is returned to the counties
where the owners reside and goes into
permanent road maintenance fund.
Already 116,000 llcensos are out.

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