Yale Democrat (Yale, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 9, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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THE YALE DEMOCRAT
LEADERS IN EASTERN OKLA-
HOMA DRAFT RIOTS IN
NEARLY 300 ARE NOW IN JAIL
Fallowing a Week of Terror In Which
Two Men Were Killed, Several
Wounded and Considerable
Wewoka.—Two national organizer*
Of the Working Class Union will be
among the 250 prisoners who will face
charges of treason in the United
States courts of eastern Oklahoma as
a result of the anti-draft rioting which
has been in progress in Seminole,
Hughes and Pontotoc counties during
the past week. They are Roy Crane
of Oak Grove, arrested at Holdenville
and John Harnhart of Wewoka, who
was taken by Sheriff Frank Grail and
posse, near Spaulding. The death pen-
alty will be asked, according to word
from District Attorney W. P. McGin-
nis, at Muskogee, in all cases where
sufficient evidence is found to convict
the defendants of active participation
In, or conspiracy toward, armed re-
sistance to the army draft.
The district attorney sent two as-
sistant attorneys to the infested dis-
tricts of the state to gather evidence
to be used by the government. United
8tates Marshal B. A. Enloe of the
sastern Dklahoma district also sent
several deputies to secure evidence
and to aid local officers in rounding up
District Attorney McGinnis sent let-
ters to United States commissioners
in thirteen towns in eastern Oklahoma
recommending that bonds for druft re-
sisters be set at $10,000 to $20,000.
The government intends to hold the
gnen on prohibitive bail until they are
brought to trial.
It was announced that practically all
of the reslBters will be held in the
state penitentiary at McAlester and
the federal Jail in Muskogee pending
trial. Federal officials fear that at-
tempts to rescue tnem would be made
if they were left m the small county
District Attorney McGinnis an-
nounced that probably all of the men
arersted in connection with the Okla-
homa drafting will be brought to trial
at the October term of the district
court at Muskogee, unless develop-
ments warrant the convening of a spe-
cial session of the court and the call-
ing ot a special grand jury.
8tory of the Insurrection.
Holdenville.—"Civil war" which ex-
isted tor most of last week in half
a dozen Oklahoma counties, as a re-
sult of the efforts of the I. W. W.,
[Working Class Union and radicals to
fight the draft, is about over. Nearly
three hundred of the rioters are in
jail, facing the serious prospect of
court martial for treason, two men are
dead and several wounded. Four or
live bridges were burned and some
property destroyed beforo the sheriff i'
posses of a thousand men from four
pr five counties could break up the
mob of six hundred i. W. W.s.
One draft resistcr, Ed Blaylock, was
killed and two poascmon were Injured
when the law and order men surprised
a group of thirty draft dodgers at a
cross-roads schoolhouse in Hughes
county, north of Calvin, twelve miles
southeast of Holdenville.
Jack Paige, former marshal, was
wounded In the leg. Henry Johnson
was shot In the head, but not seriously
While running the guard lines here
at midnight, J. F. Moose of Okemna,
was Rhot with buckshot and rifle ball,
receiving Injuries from which he died
an hour later.
There was no evidence on the body
that the man had any connection wlm
the lawless element.
William McCune of Wetumka, was
shot from ambush while guarding a
bridge near Gopher Hill, six miles
east of Wetumka, hut In neither place
were rioters found in any considerable
force. The shot from the straggler's
weapon knocked McCune from the
bridge, but the wound will not prove
fatal. It is a flesh wound in tho
shoulder. Possemon rushed lo Gopher
Hill from Wetumka believe they cap-
tured the men who did the shooting.
Tho bund, which has been operating
in the district for some time, is com
posed for the most part of members 1
cf the Working Class Union. Meet-
ings have been held with great fre-
quency for the last week and it is be-
lieved that the members have been
worked to a high pitch of excitement
by their leaders.
Caring for the large number of cap-
tured men (nearly three hundred), be-
came u problem, when reports were re-
ceived from Wewoka, Konawa. Ada
and Holdenville that all jails were
full. The town Jail hero offered ae
commodations for only a handful, tho
balance being quartered in a lodge
hall. OWlccrt. were hopeful that many
©f the prisoners could he taken soon
to tho state prison at McAlester.
Although unconfirmed rumors of the
existence of defiant bands continued
to reauh -wnart, the outbreak seems
tJ have ■ > .1 .Ohnilely broken.
Prisoners taken aundav put the
round-up figures well aver the two '
hundred mark. Jails in the surround-
ing counties are taxed to accommodate
the unexpected patronage. The* pris-
oners are being sent to larger con- i
centration places as fast as possible.
The first casualty was when Wallace
NEWS OF THE
Stock Varda Break necoroa.
More hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars were spent at the Oklahoma Na-
tional stockyards during July than any
month in the history of the market.
I packers alone paying out well over a
| million for their supplies of beef.
It was a great month from the start
and brought the receipts of cattle to
[(state news noteT)|
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
Cargill, a leader of tne band, was shot CT/»Tc epunm I AAffi onspn ana Brou*Dl recelpui 01 ca<ue
by a sheriffs posse He is still alive. OlAlt dLHUUL LAN U BUAnU considerably more for seTen months
Cargill is secretary of the Friendship OVERRIDES GOVERNOR
local of the Working Class Union. ... saspi Akin PACC
Albert Huckleverry. former socialist MAfiLAIlU wAot
county commissioner of Seminole |
county, reputed to have been a fre
quent agitator and speechmaker. was
reported captured near Konawa.
Others who were captured or sur-
rendered during the day were: Virgil
and H. M. Harris, sons of Mate Harm,
Lee Austin. Anton Eberly, "Shorty ■
Eberly, Ben Pidcock, Walter Gordon, |
Tom Welch, Mate Harris, John Spears, I
Jack Waters and Frank Huntley, a I
negro, an aged man named Patterson,
Chief Walden, A. L. Hamilton. "Old
Man" Wilson and son. Virgil May, and
nine others, who were taken to Kon-
awa. Alec Harjo, a Seminole, who
was captured, said there were seventy
five rioters in the band he was with-
The surrender of Henry Maxwell
who had boasted that he would never
be taken alive, was reported from
Sasawka. Maxwell came into the little
town and announced himself as being
NEWS FROM STATE OFFICES
What the State Officials and Depart-
ments Are Doing— Iteme of In-
terest About the Stats
The state school land commission
ordered advertised all the remainder
of the C. W. Marland Oil and tiae Com-
pany's leases with the preference right
clause, making 91,980 acres in all.
The meeting was replete with
charges and counter-charges betwetn
Governor Williams and the other mem-
bers of th-a school land commission,
who have supported the preference
right clause. Governor Williams and
Secretary of State Lyon each filed
briefs, which were made a part of the
ready to quit. Bill Menealey, the man | minutes, supporting their positions,
with^the red sash, has not yet been Governor Williams cited law to
seen by possemen. His wife told them j prove the preference right invalid, and
declared the burden should be upon
the four members of the board wno
the entire twelve
that Bill has started for Alabama.
A grip full of W. C. U. records and
socialist literature was taken from
Among the leaders captured is Bill
Benefield, assistant captain of the
Friendship "division.” J. M. Danley,
captain of that band, is still at large.
Wallace Cargill, secretary of the
Friendship local, who was shot
through the abdomen, is reported still
alive, but physicians say he cannit
survive. A. L. Smith, a Wetumka
school teacher, was arrested. He is
secretary of the Gopher Hill local, W.
C. U. Roy Hlnman, manager of the
Pioneer Telephone exchange In Hol-
denville, Is also held as an agitator.
Among those prisoners taken was
John Harjo, a Snake Indian, who the
officers say was a leader afong the
Indian membership of the W. C. U.
Harjo Is 69 years old.
Dreams of conquest which rivalled
those ot kings of old, seem to have
moved members of the Working Class
Union agitators who told their follow
ers that the United States was losing
the war, that not a transport loaded
with soldiers had gone farther than
ten miles from shore and that scores
of these had been sunk by German
Affidavits in the hands of officers
give testimony to the innocent belief
of disgruntled tenant farmers that ’0
be drafted into the army was to die.
That resistance to the selective
service law is a culminating element
rather than an underlying cause of the
spirit of unrest nmong the malcontents
Is being made clearer as the trouble
wears on, going back over a period of
more than two years responsible citi-
zens remember that shortly after the
outbreak of tho war, when cotton
prices were low and transportation
costs high, tenant cotton farmers es-
serted that when they ran out of food
and money they would go get It if it
was not. furnished them. Socialist agi-
tators since have constantly preached
a reign of anarchy, and for months
weekly meetings have been held.
More recently these meetings in-
creased in frequency to thrice weekly,
and immediately preceding the out-
break tho men gathered in small
bands at secluded places every night.
Officers, until last week, were confi-
dent they could take care of the situ-
ation. The ambushing of Sheriff Grail
and Deputy J. W- Cross by thrity rene-
gade negroes seems to have been the
prearranged Hignal for a general out
I. C. C. INCREASED TO NINE
Measure Finally Passed and
Awaits Wilson's Signature.
Washington.—Conference reports on
the priority shipment bill and the bill
Increasing the membership of the in-
terstate commerce commission from
seven to nine, were adopted by tho
senate. The house has acted and both
measures now go to the president for
Under the priority bill the president
is empowered to order through the in-
terstate commerce commission or such
persons as he may designate prefer-
ence to be given by common carriers
in the transportation of such commodi-
ties as they deem essential to the na-
Obstruction or Interference with the
orderly movement of interstate or for-
eign commerce is forbidden under
penalty of fine and imprisonment.
Airmen Killed By Propeller.
New York. Henry Wells. In tra'n-
Ing with the United States reserve fly-
ing corps patrol at Huntington Bay,
Ixmg Island, near here, was killed by
blows from the propeller of his hydro-
had opposed him if the school children
of the state were maae to suffer
through the improper handling of the
school land trust fund. Mr. Lyon pro-
duced an opinion of C. W. King, assist-
ant attorney general, upholding the
preference ri^ht, and asserted the bur-
den would be upon the governor for
failing to have enacted proper laws if
the school children were made to
A change In the tactics of the attor-
neys representing Marland was evl
dent, when In providing for appraisers
for the improvements on land on
which the leases expire August 14,
W. A. Ledbetter, attorney for Mar
land, presented a resolution providing
for the appointment of appraisers by
the school land commission. The plan
first used was for one appraiser to
be appointed by the commission, one
by the'lessees and a third by the first
When the resolution was presented,
Governor Williams interrupted Mr.
Ledbetter to assert that the board was
allowing the oil company's attorneys
to "back in and get all of the legal
Mr. Ledbetter's resolution wp.s
adopted, Frank H. Gault, Mr. Lyon
and R. H. Wilson voting for it, and
the governor against it.
Earp’s Salary Held Up.
General Earp draws $1,800 a year as
adjutant general. The last legislature
appropriated $700 a year to pay the
salary of custodian for the capitol and
stipulated that the place should ue
filled by the adjutant general.
Howard contends that it is unlawful
for Earp to draw pay as custodian ot
the capitol because it is unconstitu-
tional for the Balary of an officer to
be increased during his tenure and
also maintains that it is unlawful for
a man to draw salaries from holding
two state offices.
A similar situation caused the turn-
ing down of the salary of Doctor Long,
who as dean of the school of medicine
of the University of Oklahoma re-
ceives $250 a month from the state.
The sixth legislature provided that the
university hospital director should
serve as medical advisor to the indu3
trial commission and that he should
receive $100 for this service.
The bill making this provision spe-
cifically provided that the act should
not be unconstitutional, but Mr. How-
ard says this mnkes it none the less
ao. The bills making the appropria-
tions went into effect July 1
this year than
brought in 1916.
With receipts Increasing 22,772 over
July. 1916, a total of 48,170 head of cat-
tle for the month just closing, growth
of the local market can be appreciated
and the further fact that it was an
Oklahoma-made gain is still more in-
teresting. Because of many cattle
coming in poor flesh for beef purposes,
the Stocker business, which means
cattle that go back to the country,
was exceptionally large and involved
hundreds of thousands of dollars, the
combined lines of cattle buying ap-
proximately totaling over $2,000,000,
this money going largely to Oklahoma
farmers and cattlemen. July also
brought its clouds, these appearing
over the hog trade, where a loss of
69,000 head is noted. The reason tot
this is patent, feed shortage, buraini
corn and high prices for alfalfa haj
being among factors that have given
the hog industry a serious setback.
Growth of the general stockyards
business Is causing many hurried im-
provements. The yards company is
completing a large number of addi-
tional pens for native cattle and
new scale facilities are under way.
Growth of the quarantine trade ‘s
making officials figure closely as east-
ern Oklahoma is paying more atten-
tion to its home market and as most
of this year’s grain crop is being
raised in that section, additional yard-
age looks almost certain as it is not
a stockyards condition to await the
growth of production and not keep
ahead In providing an outlet.
The Ray Shortage.
The school land commission, which
has come to be a clearing house for
capitol quarrelB, had an airing of the
Claude Ray shortage case when Gov-
ernor Williams demanded an itemized
list of the claims against Ray’s bonds-
It was stated that a list of claims
against the surety companies would
have to be filed by August 19, the ex-
piration of the 90-day time limit. The
governor said the state examiner and
inspector's force had been working on
Ray’s books for months and that there
was no prospect of a report in time to
file it. He called Colin Valentine, dep-
uty examiner and Inspector in charge
of the Ray investigation, into the
An intimation that the report was
being held back to keep Ray’s at-
torneys from having it in the prepara-
tion of their defense prompted* the gov-
ernor's action. ’That Ray’s shortage
amounted to between $13,000 and $14,-
000 from figures now available was a
statement made by Nelson.
Aug. IS-Jl. Comanche county fair.
Sept. 4-7, Kingfisher county fair. Kmg-
Sept. 4-7, Major county fair, Fairview.
Sept. 4-7, Foniotoc county fair, Ada.
Sept. 4-7, Tri-county fair, Supply.
Sept. 5-8, Bryan county fair, Durant.
Sept. 5-8. ‘Jackson county fair. Altus.
Sept. 6-8. Sequoyah county fair. Vian.
Sept. 10-15, Grant county fair, Jeffer-
Sept. 11-13. Cuater county fair. Thomas.
Sept. 11-13, Okfuskee county fair,
Sept. 12-15, Caddo oounty fair. Ana-
Sept. 12-15, Grady county fair. Cliick-
Sept. 12-15, Jefferson county fair, Ryan.
Sept. 12-15. Pittsburg county fair, Mc-
Sept. 13-lb. District rair. Marlow.
Sept. 13-15, Blaine county fair. Wa-
Sept. 13-15, Craig county fair, Vinita.
Sept. 13-15, Cherokee county fair, Tab-
Sept. 13-15, Johnston county fair, Tish-
Sept. 15-18, Carter county fair, Ard-
Sept. 17—Annual convention Oklahoma
State Federation of Labor. McAlester.
Sept.. 17-19, Canadian county fair, El
Sept. 17-19, Hughes county fair, Hol-
Sept. 17-19, McIntosh county fair, Eu-
Sept. 17-19, Wagoner county fair, Wag-
Sept. 17-19, Woodward county fair,
Sept. 17-22, Pottawatomie county fair,
Sept. 18-19, Oklahoma county fair,
Sept. 18-20 Woods county fair, Dacoraa.
Sept. 18-21—Rogers Counay Fair. Clare-
Sept. 18-21, T.ogan county fair, Guthrie.
Sept. 18-21. Ottawa county fair. Miami.
Sept. 19-22. Caddo county fair, Ana-
Sept. 19-22, Beckham county fair, Elk
Sept. 19-22, Kiowa eounty fair, Hobart.
Sept. 23-25, Kiamichi valley fair, i'ali-
Sept 27-29, Haskell county fair, Stigler.
Oct. 2-6, Washington county fair.
Oct. 3-6, Nowata county fair, Nowata.
Oct. 3-6, Pawnee county fair, Hallett
Oct. 4-6, Mayes county fair, Pryor.
Oct. 24-26, Garfield county fair.
SENATE FAVORS PROHIBITION
AMENDMENT TO CONSTITU-
TION IS PASSED
When House and Three-Fourths of tho
States Concur, Will Make the
Action Will Be Effective.
Appellate Board Perfects Organization
Dr. John W. Duke, Guthrie, was
elected chairman of the appellate ex-
emption board for the western district
of Oklahoma at its first meeting. R.
E. Stafford was chosen secretary.
Immediately after the organization
of the board was perfected, the board
adjourned to meet again on receipt of
instructions from Washington. Be-
sides Doctor Duke and Mr. Stafford,
the members of the appellate exemp-
tion board, for the western district of
Oklahoma are C. H. Parker of Enid,
J. H. Whitehurst of Sayre and Ollie
S. Wilson of Oklahoma City. All mem-
bers of the board were present.
All three appellate exemption boards
of the state held their meetings Tues-
day. Board No. 1 of the eastern di»
trict met at McAlester and Board No.
2 at Holdenville.
Gasoline Tickets Are Possiblity.
Gasoline tickets to curtail unneces-
sary use may be in use in Oklahoma
within a month unless there is a great
voluntary decrease in the ubo of gaso-
line for driving pleasure cars, accord-
ing to J. M. Aydolette, chairman of
the state council of defense.
"The conservation of gasoline is one
of tho most important questions with
which the state council has to deal,"
said Mr Aydolotte. Gasoline is to be
an important factor in the war. It is
needed to drive vehicles of war on
land, sea and in tho air.
“Extravagance in tno use of gasoline
may mean a prolongation of the war.
Each gallon of ‘gas’ that is hurtled in
Joy-riding and pleasure trips may
mean just so many more lives as a
The state council of defense Is mak-
ing every effort possible to obtain vol-
untary economy In gasoline. The
members believe It will be necessary
to issue gasoline cards, ami allow a
man to purchase so much gasoline
a week, a check being kept on the
Roads Called nO To Pay State Tax.
Six railroad companies were noti-
fied that they should qualify to do
business under a law passed by the
sixth legislature. The law authorizes
foreign corporations to do business In
the state on the payment of a fee of
one-tenth of 1 per cent of the amount
of the capital Invested within the
A law replaced by the new measure
required foreign corporations to pay
a tax of one-tenth of 1 per cent of
their entire capital stock in order to
do business in the state. This tax the
corporations refused to pay, and their
action was upheld by the supreme
Big Daylight Haul In Chicago. I
Chicago. — Three robbers, armed
with revolvers, bound and gagged
three men employed in the offices of i
J W. Snyder A- Co., contractors, in to hea‘> the Central normal at
Michigan boulevard, nt noon, and os- I Edmond by the state board of educa-
caped with $5,100, the concern’s pay- I t,on- He succeeds Grant J. Grunt
Graves Will Head Central Normal.
J. A. Graves, president of the North-
western state normal at Alva, was
Governor Callea Resigns.
Nogales, Ariz. -Gov. P. Elias Calles
of Sonora, Mex„ has resigned and
his resignation has been accepted by
die legislature elected recently.
bine, who resigned recently. The
board by a vote of 4 to 2 elected J. G.
Mllcholl. city superintendent of
schools nt Pryor, president of the AH a
normal. An application of the Okla-
homa City University school of law
to ivant dlnlcmas was turned down
by uic hoard.
State Lacks 847 of Quota.
The beginning of the draft here finds
the state lacking 847 of the quota for
the regular army, which the war de-
partment announced for this state.
Since the declaration of war, 2,467
men have enlisted in Oklahoma, ac-
cording to a statement issued by Cap-
tntn Robert Whitfield, of the army re-
cruiting station. The main station
here is credited with 231 of the July
enlistments. Chickasha station came
second with 105, and Tulsa 87, was
third. The other stations were cred-
ited as follows: Altus, 67; Enid, 47;
Shawnee, 43; Ardmore, 45; McAlester,
37; Muskogee, 34.
Half.Million Cattle Dipped.
All records for the number of cattle
subjected to the dipping process to
eradicate ticks were broken in Julp,
according lo reports to the state board
of agriculture. The total number of
cattle dipped in July was 468,870-
Pittsburg county had the greatest
number, with 70,062, Grady county
dipped the least number, with 237. In
July, 690 dairy _£ows were given tuber-
culin tests, and 107 high-grade regia*
sored cattle were shipped into the
R. H. Wilson, state superintendent
of education, will not resign his place
to accept the presidency of the Central
Sixty-four men and women who hava
been attending the summer session of
the state university, were awarded di-
plomas at the commencement exer-
The price of Healdton crude oil has
been advanced 10 cents a barrel, ac-
cording to a notice sent to Governor
Williams. The price had been 20
Fred Howell, 24 years old, who came
from Durant to McAlester to join troop
C, Oklahoma national guard, was
killed instantly when au oil automo-
bile truck ran over him.
Helen Nall, the little negro woman
who shot the top of hfer husband’s
head off with a shotgun when he was
reaching for his razor to Will her, at
their home near Vinita, was turned
loose in her preliminary hearing.
Building permits to the value of
$715,611 during July has brought
.Tulsa’s total for the first seven
months of the year to $5,574,612. In-
cluded in the July list are permits for
forty-five residences averaging $4,000.
Charged with throwing carbolic acid
in the face of 16 year-old Mary Tea,
Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, wife of
Charles Simpson, of Morris, was bound
over to the district court on a charge
of felonious assault after a prelim-
inary hearing in the court of Justice
W. K. Brown, at Morris.
The sale of the controlling interest
in the Southwest Reserve ank of Okla-
homa City by George L. Browning,
president, to Harry E. Bagby, is an-
nounced. Mr. Bagby is vice president
of the First State Bank of Vinita and
secretary of the Oklahoma Bankers’
The semi-annual report of Miss
Emma A. Chandler, supervisor of
home demonstration work for the ex-
tension division of A. and M. college,
shows a total of 954 adult women dem-
onstrators and 4,558 club girls enrolled
In the home demonstration work in
H. D. Shiflett, a graduate of the A.
and M. college at Stillwater and who
has just completed a three year post-
graduate course in dairying in tho
state of Iowa, has been appointed
county demonstrator of Murray county
by the county commissioners, at a
salary of $1,800.
Fifty automobiles, with some of the
finest in Pawhuska among them, were
destroyed in a garage fire. The loss
in machines and other contents is es-
timated at $80,000, and there was but
$9.00^) insurance. The city lost its
motor truck, which was nearing com-
pletion in the auto shop.
The Lisle-Dunning Construction Co.
of Oklahoma City was awarded the
contract for construction of Payne
county's new courthouse, at Stillwater,
at a cost of $110,550. There were
eight other bidders. Work on the
new courthouse will begin within
thirty days and the old structure will
be vacated within two weeks.
In response to a request from the
El Reno chamber of commerce, Con-
gressman Scott Ferris has presented
to the aviation section of the war de-
partment the availability and advant-
ages of Fort Reno to be used es an
Six 55,000-barrel oil tanka were
burned last week near Drumright, the
result of being struck by lightning In
the heavy electrical storm. Based on
market quotations, the oil was worth
$550,000. The tanks cost approxi-
mately $30,000 each
Washington. — Senator Sheppard's
resolution for submission to the states
of a prohibition Amendment to the fed-
eral constitution, was adopted by the
senate. The vote was 65 to 20, eight
more than the necessary two thirds.
As adopted, tha resolution contains a
provision that the states must be asked
to ratify the amendment within six
years. The house stiii must act on
The proposed constitutional amend-
ment is the first Initiated by congress
since that providing for popular elec-
tion of United States senators, ap-
proved in 1911. It is the first time
that either branch of congress has ap-
proved a constitutional amendment
for prohibition. A few years ago a
similar resolution in the house re-
ceived a majority, but failed of the
The resolution was put out of the
house program for the present session
and will not come up in the house un-
til the regular session in December.
Plans to reconvene the democratic
caucus and decision to consider only
war legislation were abandoned be
cause it was believed delayed action
till next session will help the prohibi-
As adopted, the amendment, which
was submitted by Senator Sheppard,
of Texas, democrat, would add the fob
lowing to the federal constitution:
“The manufacture, sale or trans-
portation of intoxicating liquors
witnin, the importation tnereot
into, or the exportation thereof
from the United States and all
teritory subject to the Jurisdic-
tion thereof for beverage purposes
Is hereby prohibited.
“This article shall be inoperative
unless it shall have been ratified
as an amendment to the constitu-
tion by the leislatures of the sev-
eral states as provided in the con-
stitution, within six years from
the date of the submission hereof
to the states by the congress.
“The congress shal have power
to enforce this article by appro-
Senators opposing the resolution
Democrats: Broussard, Culbertson.
Gerry, Hardwick, Hitchcock, Husting,
James, Lewis, Phelan Pomerene Reed
and Underwood. Total 12.
Republicans: Brandegee, Calder,
France. Lodge, Penrose, Wadsworth,
Warren and Weeks. Total, 8. Total
Senators voting for the resolution
Democrats: Ashurst, Bankhead,
Chamberlain, Fletcher, Gore, Hollis,
Jones of New Mexico, Kendrick, King,
Kirby, McKellar, Martin, Myers, New-
lands, Overman, Owen, Pittman, Rans-
dell, Robinson, Saulsbury, Shafroth,
Sheppard, Shields, Simmons, Smith of
Arizona, Smith of Georgia, Smith of
South Carolina, Stone, Swanson,
Thompson, Trammell, Vardeman,
Walsh, Williams and Wolcott—36.
Republicans: Borah, Brady, Colt,
Cummins, Curtis, Fernald, Freeling-
huysen, Gronna, Hale, Harding. John-
son of California, Jones of Washing-
ton, Kellogg, Kenyon, Knox, LaFol-
lette, McCumber, McNarry, Nelson,
New, Norris, Page, Poindexter, Sher-
man, Smith of Michigan, Smoot. Ster
ling. Southerland and Watson—29.
Total for, 65.
Mariage Brokers Thriving.
New Pork.—Agents of the depart-
ment of justice are conducting au in-
vestigation here to learn if marriage
brokers have been supplying women
as wives for men seeking to avoid
being drafted into the national army.
The investigation is said to be the
result of two days’ work by members
of the department after they discov-
ered that many of the men applying
for marriage licenses knew little or
nothing about the women they were
teeking to marry, beyond the neces-
lary facts to obtain a license.
Canada Spends $623,000,000.
Ottawa, Ont—Canada’s expendituri
are now about $850,000 a day, the tot
to July 1 having been $623,000,000, a
cording to figures made public. Th
sum includes upkeep of Canadla
troops in France, for which Canad
owes Great Britain $272,000,000. A
vancos to the munitions board amout
lo $288,000,000, while $22,000,000 wt
spent for hay, cheese, flour, etc. Ca:
nda Is supplyingz about $10,000,000
month to buy cheese and contribute
$2.>,000,000 a month to the imperii
treasury for the purchase of mun
tiohs in Canada.
Divorced Wife Not Dependent.
Chicago.—A divorced woman dri
Ing alimony has not the status a.‘
dependent thnt a wife has. This 1
ing with regard to draft exemptii
was received here from Provost M
Negro Republic Enters In War.
Washington.—Liberia, the negro
plthllc on the coast of Africa, has
dared war on Germany. Some t
ago Liberia broke off diplomatic r
First Loan Sals Is Oversubscribe!
Washington The treasury s o
of $,'101,000,000 In certificates of
debtednoss maturing November
first llnii I’.olnv under the projec
second orrerlnK of Liberty bonds, -
l:irg"*v o orMiliscrlbed when subsc
' Ion do- ©d.
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