The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 188, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 16, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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1 he Dail; Transcript
Carrying the Full United Press Telegraphic Report.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY. .1AX11A IP 1M8.
Caiiiaux-German Intrigue Hit in High Places
Arrogantly Demands That Trotsky's
Government Discontinue It's So-
cialist Propaganda Among German
Troops. While Reserving Right to
.Spread Its Own Propaganda in
BY RALPH TURNER,
(t'liitoil Press Staff Correspondent)
Tokio, Jan. 16.—Japenese war-
ships have been dispatched to
Vladivostok for protection of al-
lied interests there, according to
official announcement today.
The action followed long con-
tinued appeals from Japanese and
other citizens in the Russian port
for adequate protection not only
to their own lives and property
but to great quantities of allied
munitions and supplies there.
Delsultory fighting between the
Bolsheviki and Cossacks has been
in progress in and around the
city for weeks.
United States Furnished France With Proof of ♦
the Treason of the French ex-Premier—A
second Benedict Arnold—Endeavored to
Betray His Country.
PARIS, Jan. 16.
Two more arrests were made here todci> <>*
I persons believed implicated with Joseph Caillaux in treason against #
France. They were Paul Comby, a well known lawyei and Deputy ^
Norman and vicinity: General-
ly fair weather tonight and
Thursday. Probably somewhat
colder Thursday. Minimum
temperature tonight lti to 2t
LATE NEWS NOTES
(11V I'M I KI> PRESS)
I Chicago, Jan. 16.—Four laborers
shoveling snow on the Chicago and
! Northwestern railroad to<lay were
j struck and killed by a passenger
train. Their ears were muffled and
tliev failed to hear the whistle.
BY JOSEPH SHAPLEN,
(United l'ress Maif Correspondent)
Petrograd, Jan. 16.—Arrogantly de-
claring he "did not represent any gov-
ernment, but the eGmian army," Gen-
eral Hoffman of the German peace
delegation made violent efforts at
Saturday's proceedings at Brest-Lit-
ovsk to force discontinuance of Rus-
sian Socialistic propaganda among ( Congestion on the Trans-Siberian
German troops, according to official railroad and general demoralization
reports received today. , of transportation incident to the in-
The information came in telegrams ternal difficulties in Russia, is re-
dispatched by the Russian confer- ported to have resulted unprecedented
ees. The same reports told of agree- tying up of supplies at Vladivostok.
ment by German foreign Minister Von The Bolsheviki have been making (les-
Kuehlmann to the Russian demand perate efforts to commandeer this
that a special commission formulate material, much of which had been
a plan of referendum by which the ordered by the old monarchist regime.
people of a conquered territory might
work out their own future. The ad-
journment of the peace meetings
came after a rather heated discussion |
of the policy of Russian propaganda >
The Russian delegates reported |
that General Hoffman injected into;
the proceedings again
his emphatic protest that Russian > agent, for n pretty,
propaganda work in German ranks. | sician in a local hotel
"violated the spirit of the Russo-Ger-, rest in the Hampton Roads naval dis-|erence
man armistice and its purpose to trict.
That girl—May Stoops, who says
Lou.stalot. taken jnt0 custody late last night and Laustalot
early today. In LoustaM's case, the arrest was more or less ex-
pected since charges had been raised against him at the same
time that Caillaux was making his defense m the chamber ot •
BY CARL D. GROAT. | big men and millions for Germany.
(United Press Stall Correspondent) , The Bernstorff cables constitute the
Washington, Jan. 16.—That former) second revelation by the state depart- i
Premier Calliaux of France now unde- | ment of the envoy's direct communi-!
arrest, was on intimate terms with I nation with Berlin in intrigue mtit-
the German ambassador at Buenos j lers.
Aires and apparently in league more j That these messages constitute a
lor less directly with' Germany, was part of the famous Luxburg corres-
I indicated in telegrams from German pondence is apparent, lhat America s
I Ambassador Von Bernstoff sent from j state department—and not England's
I this country February 4, 1915—given I—supplied them to France indicates
' out by the state department today. clearly that the United States alone
The first of the message warned was responsible for making this haul
| against German praise of Caillaux of damaging evidence against Ger-
I because "he fears Paris and fate of many. •
ljuaraes;" a second message advised! Some had thought that the British
8 pnpn RPPMAN RPY of Caillaux's departure from Buenos 1 censor intercepted the l.uxburg docu-
HLl.LULU ULIIInnll Ol I an,i counselled that the Ger- j mepts, but it is now considered certain
treat Caillaux courteously if | that had they passed them previously
'very desirable cap-1 they would have notified their ally
of his vessel.
(IIV t Nil I II PRI-.SS)
Petrograd, Jan. 16.—War on
Rumania unless that little nation
within twenty-four hours releases
Russian officers held by her, was
threatened in an ultimatum serv-
ed by the Bolxhev iki government
The exact number of Russian
army officers who were recently
arrested by Rumanian authori-
ties is not known.
Chicago, Jan. 10.—Walter Neiman .
center of the 1917 University of Mich-
igan football team, today joined sev-
' eral of his teammates who are in
j service at the Great Lakes naval
j t'-uining station. He was picked for
all western by several critics.
Chicago, Jan. 16.—Ten thousand
I five hundred dollars in currency was
I removed from the safe of the Com -
I inonwealth Edison company's meter
department sometime last night. The
burglar solved the combination ami
used gloves to avoid leaving any fing-
| er prints.
Wichita Falls, Tex., Jan 16.—1 ap
J. McDonald, United States
The Russian ultimatum declared
"We are informed that Rumanians j tain W
surrounded and disarmed the 194th j marehal. well known Texas ranger,
ar.d 49th Russian regiments and ar-1 and body
rested a committee of the 195tli regi-
rd for President Wil-
son during the president's first cam-
paign, is dead here today, following
a week's illness from pneumonia. Cap-
to punish those responsible j tain McDonald died at the home of
24 hours will result in ou, I his sister here last night. He was <>5
ment. also visiting Austrian officers.
Failure to release these persons and
(11Y l.'S'ITl'.n l'RFSS) I mans
Washington, Jan. 16.—The love of they effected the
Saturdav ' Walter Sporemann, alleged German ture
V' .gent, for a pretty, talented girl n,u-| On June 6, 191/, the German cen-
led to his ar- sorship, it was shown barred all let
to Caillaux in the German
press, presumably to help protect him
in his own country.
| Tile statement issued by the depart-
achieve lasting peace." j
Replying, Russian Foreign Minis- she is American through and through
ter, Trotsky, pointed out that Ger- -said today she had warned Spore- ment commum-
man newspapers with their propagan- mann against forking around army rhedw th followill.P tele-
da were freely granted entry into camps, because as he was a Ger ma:, ^ hfa gov-
Russia. He outlined that some of | it might be dangerous for him. 1 ■ February 4 1915-
these urged that the czar be returned: Letters which Sporemann «*r.t the einment on Feb y . •
to Petrograd "while the Bolsheviki girl were stopped m transit and «-, Nu™ber fnHowinz- '
should take his place in exile." j spected by the prying eyes of gov- graphed the folJo jr. ^
"I don't represent any government" ernment officials. Ii> this wny theyj 1 " ' j js g0jng
Hoffman was quoted as declaring in kept track of him arrested him "ear A.res on account
reply. "I represent the German army. I Newport News, Va and now have ^ ^ undecipherable) scandal
1 won't discuss policies of the press, j him safely in custody at Baltin.oi . ards as a personal at-
"I am sorry for my inability to un-| The girl mus.c.an is not regarded as ^ ^ aks
derstand General Hoffman's position m any way connected with Spore- , of lhy president and the
Trotsky was quoted as replying It | mann s alleged spy work. ' th(, French government with
is only to be explained in the differ-I r —*
This latest chapter in German in-
trigue shows Bernstorff and other
Teuton diplomats to have played vir
big stakes—the former premier of
France—while other documents show
Bernstorff in the role of an attemp-
ted corrupter of the American con-
considering relations ruptured and in j years old.
taking the most energetic military
ence of our viewpoints as to the con-
ditions of the armistice. In our belief
it cannot limit the expression of opin-
ions of the Russian republic or its
At this juncture German Foreign
Minister Kuehlmann interjected that
"uninterferenee in the affairs of Rus-i
sia was the basic principle of Ger-
many's position, but this was con-
timiable only provided the arrange-
ment was mutual."
"Inasmuch as our government is
deeply internationalistic, we would
consider it a great step forward,"
Trotsky asserted, "If the Germans
would consider it possible openly to
discuss their opinion regarding the
situation in Russia."
The discussion, the Russian dele-
gates said, was halted at this point
by Count Czernin's announcement
that the order of buisness was termi-
nated and the conference stood ad-
This was on Saturday. Previous tq
this particular discussion the con-
ferees wrangled for some length on
the question of self-determination of
peoples and of the necessity for Ger-
man withdrawal from territories no\
occupied by her.
Foreign Minister Kuehlmann at
tempted to hurry up discussion of
economics and trade between Russia
and Germany. Trotsi-~ held out
against such a course, on the ground
that such discussion was "premature"'
as long as the conferees were sharply
divided on the chief points at i.-sue.
He declared these barriers were Po-
land, Lithuania and Courland and
German occupation of those territor-
Kuehlmann replied that Germany
"desired not to loose time."
"1 am certain that peace will be
concluded," he added.
"Kuehlmann acquiesced in the Rus-
sian demand that a special commis-
sion formulate a plan of referendum
by which conquered territory might
work out its self-determination. It
permitted addition of Armenia into
this list of territories, declaring "this
will not be any serious obstacle."
Sporemann was probably addicted to
drugs. The United Press was inform-
ed that the search of his effects show-
ed several drugs and a hypodenpic
i', his trunks, along with damaging
documents indicating an alliance with
That Sporemann may have been p.
tool for bigger men is the belief of
The girl musician professed to be
dumbfounded at the revelations of
"Oh. do you think it can be true?"
she gasped. "I can't believe it. 1
don't know what to think."
"Didn't you know that he wa? a
German?" she was asked. I
"Oh, yes, I knew that. And I al-
ways told him that he ought not to
work around army camps because he
was a German. I begged and begged
him to get something else to do where
he would not be in so much fianger.
But. of course. I didn't think he would
do anything like this. I
"I'm American through and through
Relations between Russia and Ru-
mania have been growing increasing,
ly tense during the last few weeks.
Apparently the break started when
the Russian general peace fanaticism
swept over all the northern fronts.
The Rumanians, ejected from nine,
tenths of their little nation, wanted to
keep fighting the invader to the bit-
ter .end, but they were literally forced
into joining in the armistice since
Russian troops on either side of their
armies refused to fight.
Recently the Rumanian minister to
Petrograd, M. Diamandis, was arrest-
the exception of Briand. He sees
through the policy of England per-
fectly. He does not anticipate the
complete overthrow of France. He
sees in the war now. a struggle for
existance on the part of England. Al-
though he spoke much of the 'indis-
cretious and clumsy policy' of the
Wilhelmstrasse and professed to be-
lieve in German atrocities, he has in
essential hardly changed his politi-
"Caillaux welcomes indirect cour-
tesies from me, but emphasized the
extreme caution which he is obliged
to show as the French government,
he said, had watched him even here.
He warned us against the excessive
praise bestowed upon him by our pa-1
pers the Neue Frie Presse and de-
sired on the other hand that the Med-
iterranean and Morocco agreement f
should be adversely criticised.
" 'Our praise injures his position in j
France. Cailiaux's reception here was I
cool. His report about Brazil had j
nothing new. On his return to France, |
he will, to begin with, reside in his |
(IIV L'NITFI) PRKSS)
Camp Funston, Kans., Jan. 16.—
With unusual cunning Captain Lewis
E. Whisler had prepared a hiding
place for the money he took from the e<! by the Bolsheviki leaders, today's
army bank here prior to his ax mur-! United Press dispatches said he was
der of four men, the wounding of a only released from close confinement
fifth and bis subsequent suicide. All in the fortress of Sts. Peter and Paul
of the missing money, $62,826.21, was after formal joint representations by
found hidden in a prepared recess in the entire diplomatic corps.
the walls of Captain Whisler's quar-
The money was in currency with a
few pieces of silver and was neatly
stored away in the apartment he had
built into the wall behind a shelf he
had 'lately put up.
The finding of the money evidently
clears up the theory of possible ac-
complices, but camp authorities de-
clared that the investigation will con-
tinue until every motive and every
reason for the robbery and crimes
lias been definitely dtermined.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 16.—Admitting-
twenty-five holdups in three weeks,
Wm. Gercke, 16, and Martin Brundirk,
19, said they staged six of them in
the shadow of the Deer Street police
sti-tion early today before they were,
London, Jan. 16.—What is believed
to be the largest single purchase of
athletic goods ever made was an
nounced here today by the Y. M. C. A.
The goods, woth $1 >>0.000, will be sent
tc France for use by soldiers and
sailors of this country.
very desirable. Caillaux on board. In j
crut of capture Caillaux should be |
and I wouldn't do anything against constituency. He fears Paris and the
my country; why, I'd die first." fnte of Juares. (Signed) BERN-
She paused to pull out a package STORFF."
containing a handkerchief with an " 'No. 202. Naval attache to admir-
Ameriean flag on it. | alty staff. Habanna Telegraph:
Look here. let me show you some-1 " 'The steamer *rKua left Buenos
thing," she interrupted. "It was only Aires January 30th. The captain is
yesterday that he sent me an Amerl. carrying important papers. Capture
can flag that he thought I would
like." | . . ...
ti <pd with courtesy and considera-
QflfCan you inform our cruiser?
ln i l«UUSigned) BERNSTORFF.
.German censorship order given
What will happen tc Sporemam he c/lrnlan pre?3 on june 6, 1917
if convicted, is still in doubt. But tv Lu. )
appeared likely today that the de- ..Fo^ political reasons, it is urgeut
partment of justice would handle tK.e jy requested that nothing be written
case and that it would be considered ;i-nout the former French minister,
civil with a maximum penalty of $10.- caillaux. and that his name be not
000 fine and thirty years imprison- nientioned under any circumstances."
111 ent- Caillaux, long a storm center in
If he were retained by military French politics, was arrested this
authorities, he might be tried by week in Paris, as a result of the1
The girl didn't know whether she^,
would attempt to see Sporemann
(BY I'NMI'.O I'KliSS)
London, Jan. 16.—A powerful
effect on Russia was expected by
leaders here today to result from
the British labor party's unquali-
fied endorsement of the Russian
Bolsheviki principle of "no an-
nexations and no indemnities and
self-determination of peoples."
The endorsement was made in
a "message to the Russian peo-
ple and those of central Europe."
"The British people must pro-
claim to Russia and the central
powers that its aim is identical
with Russia's; that we, too, see
no solution for the evils of mili-
.tarism except self-determination
and no indemnities."
(JIY UNITED PRESS)
Petrograd, Jan. 16.—Four re-
volver shots were Tired at Nich-
olai Lenine of th< Bolsheviki gov-
ernment today when he was re-
turning home from witnessing
the departure of Red Guards for
the front. Lenine was unhurt. All
four shots went wide of their
WINTER HOLDS SWAY
ON ALL WAR FRONTS
Winter Tias settled down in earnest
over all the important war fronts and
beyond artillery actions which are be-
ing carried out over very limited sec-
tions, there has been little fighting
either in the West or in the East.
Only patrol encounters are reported
along the British lines and artillery
action at two points on tFTe French
front. In Italy the terrific artillery
and infantry fighting has given way
to aerial warfare, which, however,
though it is spectacular, has little
direct bearing on the progress of the
campaign when confined to combats
between individuals or squadrons.
For nearly a month now the front
in France and Belgium has been al-
most snowbound. Thus the long-
awaited Oernian offensive, with the
heavy reinforcements which Germany
transferred from the Russian front
to the west has been delayed for
weeks, if not possibly for months.
M. ( Bogle's Holsteins
While the recent public sale of a
large number of his pure-bred Hol-
stein cattle was not as largely at-
tended as he hoped for and the twen-
ty or more cows and heifers did not
bring record-breaking prices, still Mr.
M. C. Bogle was fairly well pleased
vith results, as the advertisement it
gave him resulted in his making sev-
eral excellent sales privately and in-
quiries from all over the country. He
sold a fine Holstein cow on Monday
to a Mr. Brayman of Quinton, Okla.,
for $280, and yesterday received an in-
quiry for prices on ten heifers and a
bull. Recently he sold Dr. A. H. Van-
Vleet $2,200 worth of Holsteins for
his ranch east of Norman, and his
New Army of Democracy
BY JOSEPH SHAPI.KN,.
(United 1'rr-s Stafi Currc |>un(lcnt> '
Peetrograd, Jan. 16.—The first five
thousand volunteers of the new So-
cialist army left for the front today,
sped by one of the most enthusias-
tic demonstrations the city has seett
Red flags lined the route of the pu-
de and scores of bands played rev-
Ten thousand volunteers for the
new "army of democracy" are now
enrolling in the Petrograd district
The volunteers are responding to a
special appeal to the people issued
by the Bolsheviki government and by
the Russian commander in chief.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS
Stockholders in the Norman Build-
ing & Loan Association who desire
cash for the face value of their stock
and have new stock issued
can get it nt the office of the Secre-
tary up to January 20th.
Jan 8 2t A. McDANIEL, Secy.
—Joseph Nelson, the hardware-
furniture man, is in the Miami zine
fields this week, where he has some
__ _ _ Bryant Hill, a twenty-year old herd is becoming known everywhere
courtmartial and shot, and while the Bernstorff messages furnished by the! boy of the Washington neighborhood, as one of the very best in the west,
new espionage law apparently don't state department. At the time, it was, died on Saturday last very suddenly The Holsteins are regarded as the fin-
prevent the death penalty, it does not said incriminating evidence had been! in Oklahoma City, of spinal memin-; est dairy cattle in existence, and somt
appear that there is a disposition to found against him also in the private j gitis, being sick only a few hours. He of the very best families are tepre-
give him the limit.
Government authorities revealed
today that their original tip on Spore-
man came from a conversation over-
heard on a street car.
vaults of an Italian bank. j was a member of the W. 0. W. and sented in Mr. Bogles herd
Caillaux had been under fire, forj.I. A. Fox, Jim Stogner, Sam McCall,
plleged assistance in propaganda Claude Summers and several other
work in Italy and was regarded as an Woodmen of Norman attended the
intimate of Bolo Pasha, who dealt in funeral at Washington on Sunday.
WANTED—A girl to do general
housework. Phone 682 or call at 314
College street. , 16-3t"*
There will be a teachers' examina-
tion held at the office of the county
superintendent on Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, Jan. 24, 25 and 26,
W. R. CLARK, County Supt.
I want to buy cord wood, pole wood,
old rails, old lumber and kindling
wood of any kind at the top price .f
want to prepare this wood and send it
out with the coal to my patrons to
burn the slack coal with. See me m
phone 106.—J. W. MITCHELL Hlw
The County Asessor's office will
open January 15th for the purpose of
taking personal property assessments
for the year 1918, and will remain
open until further notice.
W. E. BARNARD, Assessor.
J. N. BROWN, Deputy.
All parties owing the firm of Jo-
seph Nelson, whose accounts are due
and past due, will please call and
settle at once.
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