Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 288, Ed. 1 Friday, July 6, 1917 Page: 1 of 14
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OKLAHOMA K0KECA8T Friday
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VOL. XII NO. 288
TULSA OKLAHOMA FRIDAY JULY 6 1917
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MEXICO TO JOIN -U.
S. IN THE WAR
Commander in Chief Gonzales
Sends Word to Kaiser
to Go to Hell.
BREAK RELATIONS IN MONTH
Oil Resources to Be Protected
for Sole Use of Germany's
FL PASO July 6. Hinco the pro-
ally cumpaign In Mexico was first
started liy Kl Universal In Mexico
City the sentiment favoring the allies
has reached northern Mexico Bnil dur-
ing the iuhi thirty. days a well-defined
movement fuvoring an open break
with Germany and the nlignmcnt of
Mexico on the side of the entente
allies has developed. This haH been
In spite of I he pro-(!ermun sentiments
published dully in Chihuahua City
and In other papers liolleved to be
subsidized by the German in the
A reflection of thin sentiment was
seen recently In the statement by Gen-
eral Francisco Gonzales acting com-mander-ln-chlef
of the northwestern
military zone with headquarters In
Chihtiahmt. lie was overcharged by
the Germun firm of Ketelscn & Dc-
getau for Home padlocks. The man-
ager was an cut I'd and placed In the
penitentiary. The German consul
made a demand for his rcleuso "In the
name of the imperial German govern-
ment and the kaiser" according to
a Mexican official who was present
at the time.
Can Go to II .
"Tell the German consul he the Im-
perial government and the kaiser may
all go to hell" General Gonzales
Prominent Mexicans men In close
touph with the capital predict Mexico
will declaro war on Germany within
According' to these men all German
money In Mexico City Torreon. Chi-
huahua City and other banks will ho
tteizcri as soon as war Is declared tho
German boats in Tampico and other
ports will be seized thereby giving
Mexico a much needed merchant fleet
and all Germans will either be In-
terned or deported at once their prop-
erties being confiscated. The Tam-
pico oil fields will tie made safe for
the oil supply of the fleets by declar-
ing a zone In which traffic would be
restricted and the mines smelters and
mills reopened at once to produce mu-
notlons metals for the allies.
"We can do nothing In a military
way in Europe" said one of the them.
"Hut we can make Mexico safe for the
allied nationals and for their proper-
ties. We can show our sympathy with
the same cause for which we have
been fighting for the past six years by
aiding the allies in every way even
tho we are unable to assist materially
In tho war."
The good effect of such a declara-
tion upon the relations of Mexico and
the United States especially along the
border. Is pointed out. It would mean
closer co-operation with American
officers in stopping the wholesale
traffic In ammunition cattle smug-
gling gun running and ull of the
other violations of laws along the bor-
der. The anti-Oermnn sentiment Is not
unopposeil In the north as the Ger-
man residents of Chihuahua City
Torreon nn1 other places have been
spending money lavishly entertaining
officials army officers and Influential
citizens. But with the usual German
method they seem to have overplayed
their hand and brought about a re-
action by causing the naturally
suspicious Mexicans to suspect they
bad an ulterior motive in their friend-
ship. Overplayed Hand.
Americans returning from Mexico
City say sixty days will etupsc before
Mexico declares war against Germany.
They say the German sentiment there
Is exaggerated and that the great
mass of Mexican citizens are in sin-
cere sympathy with tho allies. They
say al?o the pnrt General Obregon
played in the pro-German agitation
was exaggerated as they claim his
name was used by tho Germans to
lend dignity to tho pro-German
movement and they say the former
war minister is a friend of Americans
and the allies.
There Is no doubt the Germans
have been using every possible effort
to create German sentiment In
Mexico and since the pro-allv move-
ment was started to counteract (he
effects of this movement as it gained
popularity. But like the pro-German
propaganda in tho United States the
Germans were apparently acting
without taking Into consideration th
Tni'lal traits and temperament of the
Mexican people who are as much op-
posed to the Pnn-Germnn scheme of
things as are the Americana
JUSTICE HOLDS TWO MEN
S:ipulpu IntHvlduuls Arc Suspiv-ted of
Huimlng "Jungle Land."
PAPITLPA. Okla.. July 5. W. A.
Goodpastcr and James O'CaUohan
were bound over to tho district court
of Creek County this nfternoor. fol-
lowing' a preliminary trial In the court
of Justice E M. Lotrldge where they
must face trial on'a charge of operat-
ing tne notorious Jungle Land road-
house located north of Ollton. They
furnished bond In the sum of $1000
each. Chris O'Callohan also charged
with Lelng one of the owners was dis-
charged. Tho Jungle Land madhouse has
twice been raided by Sheriff Whoof-
ter within tho past eight weeks and
both times quantities of liquor were
discovered in the place.
Two Found Dead.
ST. LOUIS July-8. Louis Ber(r-
mann and Miss Helle Plcard a sales-
woman were found dead today In th
woman's room with bullet holes In
their heads. The bodies lay close to-
gether on a bed. A revolvor from
which two bullets had been discharged
was found between the bodies. No
note was left to explain the deaths
and the police from physical evidence
were unable to ascertain who did the
TO USE TOMATO
CAN FOR MAKING
KOJIT SHKUIDAN 111. July 5. A
demonstration how tomato cans and
soup cans run lie made in two min-
utes into deadly shells fur trench mor-
tars was given the candidates for
commissions in the new national army
at the training camp here today. To-
mato cans made shells for a six-Inch
battery and soup containers for a
Capt. Oscar Holbert gave the dem-
onstration lie used an ordinary can
opener to force back the top put In
a luyrr of yellow mud two spoonsful
of black powder a half pound bar of
high explosive a cork fuse fulminate
of mercury and a piece of felt. The
whole was tamped with mud.
"In Furope" he explained "the
boys use less mud and fill the bomb
with slugs nulls and other handy ar-
ticles. A trench mortar cun be fired
from one spot only a few times. Tho
enemy's artillery is Immediately no-
tified and the place is shelled. Con-
sequently after n few discharges a
man picks up his mortar and hikes
elsewhere. Otherwise he is added to
the casualty list."
CHANG HSUN COUP
DESTINED TO FAIL
Strong Men of China Have
Taken Stand Against the
WASHINGTON July 5. Belief
here that the monarchical coup in
China Is destined to failure was In-
creased today by each new item of
news officiul and unofficial which
came to the uttcntion of the state de-
partment. Minister itelnsch re-
ported that at least some of the
northern mllitury leaders who are
felt to own the destiny of the coun-
try in their hands have taken the
field in opposition to General Chang
llsun's attempt to destroy republic-
anism in Chinn.
News of the creation of an emer-
gency republican government at Nun-
king heuded by some of the strongest
men in China with reports of active
military preparations to besiege the
monarchists in Peking is interpreted
here us showing that Chang far over-
played his hand and that the greatest
gamble of his life will not succeed.
Buttle In IroNKt't.
Fear Is felt however that he wll
make an active resistance with con-
siderable military forces and that an
attack by the republicans and pos-
sibly serious damage to Peking may
follow. Chang probubly could main-
tain himself fur some time behind the
Peking walls especially as urtillery Is
lacking in China. A compromise is
rendered doubtful by executions par-
ticularly that of Prince Pu Lun who
tho Manchu and a cousin of the re-
stored emperor has been an ardent
republican and progressive.
The action of Tuan Chi Jut in ac-
cepting his former post as premier
under instructions from President LI
from his asylum in the Japanese em-
bassy at Peking has strengthened
faith in the ultimate success of the
republic. Tuan has been one of the
republic's strongest men with In-
fluence among the military party.
There Is a Hitch.
On the other Jiand the Imprisonment
by Chung of Wang Shi Chen for-
merly republican minister of war and
appointed to a similar post in the
monurchlal cabinet confirmed the be-
lief existing here that Chang had ap-
pointed many men to office in his
cabinet who had neither accepted nor
been consulted. The imperialists had
claimed the support of Feng Kwo
Chang who is In actuality acting
president of tho republic.
Chang Usun has taken control of
the telegraph wires from Peking. Dr.
V. K. Wellington Koo the Chinese
minister culled at the state depart-
ment today but had no Information
further than the promonarchlal re-
ports sent out by Chang's leaders.
British Liner Triumphs .
in Tilt With Submarine
AN ATLANTIC POUT July 5
Confidence that their gunners had
added another victim to the list of
German submarines sunk was ex-
pressed by the officers of a p.rltlsh
liner which reached this port today.
Attacked on the morning of June 2
by the U-boat which suddenly ap-
1 eared about 500 yards off. the liner's
course was promptly changed Almost
at the sumo instant the stern gun was
fired. A column of black smoke
spurted Into -the air and the U-boat
juiyk under the wave leading tho
observers to believe a hit had been
WILL BUILD MORE CHASERS
Submarine "Gulls" Will lie Turned
Out In Great Numbers by V. 8.
. wlDUlMnTAM Til.. R .fllnna A
"Increase greatly the output of sub
marine chasers have been taken by
the navy department and some of
the small light vessels of that type
soon may be added to the American
fleet In European waters.
To secure a sufficient number of
suitable engines has been the great-
est problem but officials say that
difficulty largely has been over-
come. Altho WsihlnttoR
was ronaidarata enuugh
to proiU local
thowera yostordar its
henevulrnra ll r.ot of
lo produce the ehiwrra.
In point of rain pro-
duction tha weather
aharpa amount to al-
most sa much aa the
Proriucitra in their run-
e a I e r d a r how-
erer' in a fine larjra
day if you eajr it
right faat the maxi-
mum temperature being
one 05 degreee while
the thermometer went
low aa 03 degreee
when moat of ua were
aileep howeeer and
couldn't enjoy la
li tO4CtHC0 IT
lOOrfa IMC CM
BUSINESS TIED UP
BECAUSE OF RIOT
Commercial and Industrial
Life of St. Louis and Sis-
ter City Injured.
SHERMAN BLAMES SALOONS
United States Senators Are
Confronted With Disturb-
ance of Country.
FAST ST. LOUIS. III. July 5. The
interruption to the Industrial life of
this city and to the commercial life of
tho much larger city of St. Louis. Mo.
us a result of the exodus of negro
labor thut followed tho race riots
Monday arrested the attention of busi-
ness mm of the two cities today.
The (.number of commerce of Fast
St. Louis at a meeting attended by. 75
business men and head of industries
adopted a resolution urging tho negro
workmen who fled from Fust St.
Louis to reiurn and promising them
on the authority of tho chief of police
protection in life and property.
I toads Tied I'p.
At the same time Traffic Commis-
sioner Colye of"the St. Louis chamber
of commerce took up with rullwuy
and terminal officials the interruption
to freight movement thut has resulted
from the exodur of negroes employed
in the freight and switching vuids.
Mr. Coyle .iuid that If normal traffic
could not be restored by the ruilrouds
un appeal would be nude to tho fed-
eral government on tho basis of fod-
eia control over Interstate commerce.
Most of rhe St. Louis railroads have
their freight terminals In Fust St.
Louis and anything that Interferes
with labor In the railway yards of
Fast St. Iiuis affects St. Louis com-
About 1.500 Illinois guardsmen nre
now on duty here and the resolutions
adopted by the Fast St. Louis cham-
ber of commerce today assuie the
negroes that these troops can preserve
order without the assistance of the
federal troops. A meeting of three
hundred business men will be held
Friday afternoon to consider means of
getttng the negro laborers to return.
Railway and packing house officials
said today that they needed the ne-
groes In their old Jobs and If they
did not return a general curtailment
of business would be unavoidable.
The chamber of commerce also In-
structed a committee to demand the
reorganization of the police and Tire
departments of Fast St. Louis and
to call on Attorney General Urun-
dage of Illinois to assist a committee
on prosecution In ferreting out and
punishing the ringleaders of Mon-
A demand that Mayor Mollman of
Fast St. Louis resign was voiced at
the meeting but was not made a
matter of record. No formal action
along this line was taken.
(Jets Into Semite.
WASHINGTON July 6. Senator
Thomas brought up the race riots in
Fast St. Louis during debate on the
food bill In the senate today as an
Indication of social unrest which is
manifest In various parts of the coun-
try at times. He declared that one-
tenth of the population of this coun-
try is black and said that their loy-
alty In the present crisis is essential.
"Can they fight for the Flag and
give their whole devotion to the cause
if their friends and relatives can at
any time lie subject to murder?" he
Senator Lewis Interrupted to say
that the news reports of the trouble
had been Inaccurate and that the
citizens have asked for a federal In-
vestigation. Senator Sherman declared the dis-
orders in Fust St. Louis wore due to
Suloons to Illume.
"It' the worst saloon town In
America" he said adding that the sa-
loons openly disregarded the luws
and for years the town had been an
oasis to the pec ple of St. Louis Mo.
who came across the bridge on Sun-
days to get their liquor.
The Illinois senator asserted that
the mayor was supine and the police
not only Inadequate but with an in-
clination not to interfere with viola-
tions of the liquor laws. Fast St.
Louis he said received a lot f the
undesirables from St. lxHita Mo. and
so great had contempt for law be-
come that It was easy enough for the
lawless to start a cureer of shooting
and burning when the occusion of-
fered. "I have no apology for East 8L
Louis or for my state or for any other
state which allows such conditions to
exist" he declured. "I am a bone-
dry senator from now on."
Part of the blame Senator Sher-
man said was due to the presence of
Industrial Workers of the World.
HE'S RICH BUT INCOMPETENT
Hed Tape From Washington Strikes a
Blow at Indian's Patriotism.
Upeclal to The World.
HENRY ETTA Okla.. July 5.
Jackson Burnett Creek Indian whose
wealth is estimated at $1600000 will
have to keep the $50000 he wanted
to donate to the American Red Cross
mercy fund. The secretary of the
Interior from Washington today de-
nied the request that he be permitted
to make the donation.
Harnett in spite of his wealth
which he acquired thru royalties from
oil-producing lund given to members
of the Creek nation in the Indian
Territory by the government is
classed as an Incompetent and can
dispose of his money only upon the
approval of tha probate court or the
secretary of the interior.
Revokes Censorship Order
WASHINGTON July 5. Secretary
Baker tonight revoked his order di-
verting to the war department for
censorship all press cablegrams con-
cerning American troops In France.
The public Information committee an-
nounced that "tha emergency having
passed" the war department would
permit cable matter to go directly to
th press associations or newspapers.
AT HARD LABOR
FItEEPOHT. ill. July 5. Oppo-
nents of military service who defied
the federal registration law here last
month were meted heavy punishment
and scuttling rebukes here today by
Judge Kencsaw Mountain I-utulis in
United States district court. Of 121
men arrested In Uoikford during the
untidraft disturbances there 117 were
sentenced to serve one year and a day
In the Chicago house of correction
two escaped with 30-day sentences one
with 60 days and nnother with 0
"Hard labor" was specified In pro-
nouncing sentence und court attaches
said It wua because the prisoners would
live under more rigorous conditions
In the Chicago corrective Institution
that they were sentenced there rather
than to a federal penitentiary.
Judge Uimtis interrupt" I tho hear-
ing of the cases several nes to ex-
press biting denunciation of the men
who refused to obey the nation's laws
In time of peril. Almost all of them
ure aliens and for these refugees In
u land of freedom he had the severest
condemnation. Socialism too drew
sarcastic comment from the Jurist.
UPKEEP OF AMERICAN
Much Heavier During War
Times Than During Feace;
Multiplied Many Times.
WASHINGTON July 6 An idea of
the enormous cost to mulntuln Ameri-
ca's fighting force Is given In a state-
ment issued by the committee on imi.i-
llc Information today showing the rel-
ative amounts expended in 19 IS
when tho country was at peuce and
to be expended this year.
Subsistence for Instance which In
1915 was supplied at the modest cost
of $9800000 this year has been pro-
vided for in the appropriation usu-
mates at $133000000. Clothing and
camp garrison equipage which two
years ago were had for $611110000
will cost this year $2 31000000.
rdannnce storesand. supplies which
In 1915 were furnished for only $700-
000 this year wll cost more than
Manufactures of arms 'which in
1915 cost $450000 this year will cost
more than $55000000. Ammunition
for small arms which In 1915 was
had nt $875000 this year 'will cost
jit 8.000. !00. Transportation which
in 1915 was furnished nt $13000000
this year will cost $222000000.
For aeronautics $450000 was ap-
rropriated In 1915. while $47000000
Already has been appropriated for this
Among the Items already purchased
are: 6000000 blankets 37000.000
yards of boblnnetto 3000000 cots
4.600000 yards of cotton cloth 21-
300000 yards of unbleached drilling
6000.000 pairs of shoes and 11119-
000 pairs of light woolen socks.
Hampton Roads Treated
to Real U-Boat Scare
FORT MONROE. Va. July 5.
Hampton Roads was given a real sub-
marine scare tonight by a report
brought to the commandant of Fort
Monroe that two Incoming vessels hud
sighted a periscope in Chesapeake bay
five miles off the fort.
Immediate precautions were tuken
and late tonight naval vessels still
were scouring tho lower bay seeking
Merchant vessels about to sail wero
held up und the Washington and Bal-
timore steamers were escorted from
tho roads and part of their way up the
bay by warships.
Colonel Foote commandant of the
fort would not comment upon the ru-
mor beyond saying that while the re
ports might not prove to be well found
ed no chances would be taken.
Germans Killed in War
Estimated at 1500000
PARIS July 5. The total number
of Germans killed from the beginning
of the war to .March. 1917 Is not less
than 1500000 according to un estl-
mute by French general headquarters.
From April 15 to June the Franco-
British troops on the western front
captured 63222 prisoners Including
1.278 officers says an official sum-
mary of the operations Issued todav.
The war material taken In trie same
period Includes 609 guns 508 trench
mortars and 1318 machine guns.
Jack the Newsie and Buggsie the Bug
too much) tJb
125 ! V
ALL THINGS POINT
TOi. PV .f)3oy l0JMof it '
HI IV I I IL.ll uiiiiu
On Every Front There Is Re-
newed Activity Especially
RUSSIANS HOLD ADVANTAGE
Enemy Attacks on the Italians
Are Repulsed According
liy Associated Press
With the Russians holding their
gains In Gullela ugalnst Austro-Gcr-liiiill
attacks tho Indications of strong-
er activity In the other war theaters
On the western front the British
have advanced and the French artil-
lery Is active from north of theAlsno
to the Meuso; the urtillery activity
has Increased on the entire Austro-
ltullan front; there has been greater
local activity In Rumania and on the
Macedonian front. Tho Germans have
taken the offensive on a small sector.
Knemy lU-aien Off.
Around Brxezany und near Llpnlca-
dolnu on tho Nuruyuvku north of
flraezany the Austro-Germuns havo
attacked the Russians In attempts to
regain tho territory lost early In tho
week. Their efforts against Russian
advanced posts east of Itrzezany were
checked by the Russian artillery fire
and two attacks near Llpnlcadolna
were broken up.
Further south along the Hungarian-
Rumanian border and in Rumania
where there has been no violent fight-
ing since tho cessation of Field Mar-
shal von Muckensen's drive lust full
greater netlvlty Is reported. There
have been reports recently thut the
Rumanian army re-equipped and re-
formed was ready to assume the of-
fensive nnd It is probable they ure to
follow In the puth of their Russiun
In an uttack against the German
lines southwest of llollebeku In Flan-
ders along the Ypres canal and on
the northern end of the recent Brit-
ish advance against the Messinei
ridge Field Marshal Ilalg's troops
have driven the Germans back on a
front of six hundred yards.
Major-General Maurice of the Brit-
ish army declared Thursduy thut tne
British army In France hHd not lost
a gun since April 1915 anil thi
since the beginning of tho war tn
British had captured 739 guns and
lost only 133 of which 87 were cap-
Pi'lnee llns JKiioiikIi.
The German crown prince has not
repeated his attacks In Champagne
and tho French still cling to the pre-
dominating positions on the front.
Meanwhile tho artilleries are engaged
violently from northeast of Solssons
to near Verdun.
Two strong enemy columns have
attacked the right wing of the Italian
army In Macedonia. These efforts.
Paris reports were repulsed. On this
front ns well as on tho AuHtro-lt ill an
front the artilleries havo been busy.
MAY MEAN KNICKERBOCKERS
Plan Is on Foot to Save Part of Wool
Supply Made Into 1 rills
CHICAGO July 5. The American
market for men's clothing probably
will not be seriously affected by the
shortage In wool according to Fred-
erick A. Klcff chairman of the Na-
tlonul Association of Clothing De-
signers In un address which opened
the annual convention of the organ-
ization here today. He estimated thut
the saving of cloth by omission of
"superfluous details In men's cloth-
ing" such as cuffs patch pockets und
belts would save one million yards
In a year.
Delegates to tho convention said the
dye problem no longer exists for
clothing manufacturers of this coun-
try. SIGNAL OFFICERS.. GO OUT
Hesei'vlslM Will Take Training at Reg-
ular Army Kmiimpiiiciit.
WASHINGTON July 5. Virtually
the entire strength of the signal of-
ficers' reserve corps has been ordered
out for about 13 weeks of training
at posts where battalions of the regu-
lar army signal corps ure now being
Of the 485 reserve officers called
out 250 go to Monmouth Park N. J.
125 to Fort Iavenworth Kan.; 60 to
Leon Sidings Texas und 60 to Mon-
AVERAGE MORE THAN
$1000000 PER DAY
There were Just five days during
the lutt fiscal week during which the
financial iuHtllutl.ins of tills city were
open but on these days the business
which passed thru the clearing house
managed to keep well ibove the mil-
lion dollar mark and .1 total for the
week of $5.K9S.729 97 was set.
This is an increase .if 7 per cent
over the corresponding period of
1916. when the weekly elearl.igs were
recorded at $2 98X.29tt.no. A substan-
tial un lease is shown In the percent-
age gain made by the past week over
the percentage gain of tho previous
week. on tho week ending Thurs-
day June 2S the cleanngf registered
an increase of approximately 47.5 per
cent over the corresponding week of
1916. This week the percentage of
gain h is gone up to 97 per ci nt.
It also was announced l.y .Ms linger
Props) i f )he Tulsa Clearing House
association that the total Irunsietlons
for the financial Institutions of the
city during the Mires iminlhn ending
June 30 were $269 020(110. 79.
FILE OUSTER SUIT
Attorney-General Starts Pro-
ceedings in Supreme Court
at Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY. July B.
Charging Incompetency nnd negli-
gence AMorney-Genernl B. Prince
Fieellng filed an ouster suit In the
supreme court of Oklahoma this uft-
eriioon against William McCullough
sheriff of Tulsa county.
In bis petition the attorney-general
asks Unit Sheriff McCullough bo
temporarily suspended from office on
July 17 mid thut he be kept from the
function of his duties until after a
decision in the (lending case.
The case will be tried in the su-
preme court here ultho It wus tbot
for u time thut the suit would be
filed In the district court at Tulsa.
Subsequent to bis action today the
attorney-general Intimated that he
thot that a fuller trial would be pos-
sible outside the Influence of the
Fieellng' action Is tho result of an
Invettlgation which he conducted In
Tulsa about a week ugu. Ills visit und
official probe was at the instance of
fne representative citizens who uclod
for the committee of one hundred In
During his probe the attorney-general
claims to have uncovered a
string of road houses near the city of
Tulsa nnd. tapping every main thoro-
faro leading out of tho city. It la
iralnly upon this road house question
that the ouster proceedings are ex-
pected )o he tried.
Special interest is attached to the
suit becuuso of the fact thut It Is the
first test mude of the "attorney-general's
bill." recently pussed by the
state legislature which gives the of-
ficial special powers in matters of
Sheriff McCullough stated at a
lute hour lust night thut he had re-
ceived no communication from Ok-
lahoma Cily that would Intimate to
hi in anything hud transpired. When
Informed of the proceedings the sher-
iff would make no statement.
MOTHER JONES STARTS RIOT
Siirerh Followed by Attack on Street
Cars and Crews of ltliMuulngton.
BLOOM INGTON. 111.. July 5. The
street cur strike which hns been In
progress peaceably for several weeks
developed Into rioting tonight follow-
ing a speech by "Mother" Jones.
One cur was taken from the rails
and placed a' ross tne railroad tracks
several conductors and motormen
were badly beaten und one man. saru
to have been in the crowd which was
attacking tho cars was. shot thru the
A mob started for the power plant
which operates the street cars com-
mercial lighting and power system
and Illinois Traction system curs but
the employers notified of their com-
ing Hhut down the plunt and the city
is without light or power except for
the municipal plant which furnishes
lights for the streets.
ILIOCOLITIS HITS OKLAHOMA
Children Are Dying In Okmulgee;
Members "True Followers."
OKMCI.GFK. Okla. July 5. That
three of the four children are dying
from lllocolltis each and thut half tho
number of Infants In the colony are
urfll.'ioil with the nwiludv. was the re
port mude here today by a commit
tee of the local notary ciu wnicn
Investigated sanitary conditions hi u
colony of members of a religious
Beet known as the "True Followers"
near here. The state health board
bus been asked further to Investigate
Fxlstence of the colony was discov-
ered when the source of an epidemic
of children's diseases was sought.
Shipyurd Officials Declare 6000 Men
Cun Bo lleplueed lUislly.
i'W VOBK July 5. leaders of
MriHing machinists In six New York
and New Jersey shipyards eiuimed to-
night thut nearly six thousand men
were alreudy out and If the employers
did not meet the demand of the men
lor a minimum wage of $4.50 per day
the number would be ten thousund to-
morrow. Fmployers minimized the
extent of the strike and said they
could ct more men if they neoded
Submarine Attacks May
Get Argentina Into War
BUKNOS AIHFS July 5. Tho
newspapers hers declare that if after
the new demand mude by Argentina
Germany continues to attack Argen-
tine merchant ships wherever they
limy happen to be the Argentine
government probably will decide to
break oft diplomatic relations with
MEN FOR DRAWING
Actual Work of Selecting
47000 to Fill Up Regu-
lar Army Near.
EXPECTED IN 10 DAYS
Others Are to Be Chosen
Later; False Report of
WASHINGTON. July 5. Fxemp-
llou hoards which will administer tho
selection of the draft have Ixvun giv-
ing serial numbers to the men who
were registered on June 5. IuMme-
lions from Washington arc to isst
the numbers publicly its soon as given.
This wus In-Iiiic done in some iiurts of
Hie eoiinlry today anil led to false ro-
IMirts thut drafted number Jjnd been
No dnil'iliiic whatever litis heen
(lone us ye) ami probably will not ho
dune for several duys.
At I'uiteil S)n)cs army rccrulllng
liciiilqiinrlcrs It wus said today dint
the ranks of the nrinr about 47000
men Is'luw war strength would I to
rilled by conscription and it was In-
timated that I ho drafting might be-
gin within ten days.
Never was the dunger of silly war
rumors more forcibly brought home
than yesterduy when from hand to
hand and mouth to mouth a list of
numbers purporting to be for the se-
lective druft wus circulated In Tulsa
The whole thing wus absurd on the
face of It but so perturbed had the
young men of draft age become over
the prospects of having to bear arms
for their country that they Immedi
ately decreed the list to be official
and authentic. Many of them abso-
lutely refused to believe otherwise
proof to the contrary notwithstand-
ing. The World denied the-rumor
from the very first. Hundreds of tele-
phone calls were received during the
ufternnnn and night. Scores of men
called The World to give it a "scoop".
Many of them were Inclined to rldl-
culo the newspaper for not having
procured the "news" first
Klurlcd In Nt. Ioulrt.
The Associated Press which as-
suredly would receive news of this
kind ahead of any individual began
nn Investigation. The rumor was
traced to a baseball park in St. Louis
whero an Irresponsible telegraph op-
erator hud put it on a priuvte wire us
a "Joke". A grim Joke It was to many
young men and their mothers and fa-
thers brothers and sisters.
Men above tho draft age seemed
particularly glad of the opportunity
to throw consternation In the direc-
tion of younger men who bore regis-
tration certificates. They proudly ex-
hibited their slip of paper with tha
number thereon. They went beyond
the bounds of truth to establish the
authenticity of ' their information.
"Just got It over tho Carter Oil com-
pany wire" said one. "It came from
Houston Flbln Co. at Kansas City
over their prlvute wire nnd hits been
posted on the New York board of
trade" Interposed another. "I Just
called the conscription board at the
city hall and they told me the figures
wero correct." volunteered a third
killjoy. "It figures out Just right"
declared tho mathematical wonder.
"There are 14 numbers ami the men
holding cards bearing that number In
every precinct will be selected. There
are lOO.ono precincts in tho I'nlted
States. That would mean 1400.000
men. They will exempt 900000 of
these which will leave on army of
5000110" And thus It went each one
adding some additional detail until
the story finally became so complete
and plausible that hud President Wil-
son himself appeared and Issued pub-
lic denial he would have been hooted
from the streets. The numbers were
5. 9 11 17. 61. B2. 67 97 100 107
111 125 1 45 and 147.
Can't Blame Them.
Young men glanced eagerly at thu
list of numbers. They excitedly took
out their little registration slips. Oc-
casionally one of them would see "his"
number on the fatal list. He would
turn pale gulp a couple of times and
walk away or stand on the edge of
the crowd and silently drink in th
horrible details of how he was going
to be slaughtered on the altar of
patrotlsm. In more than one home
lust night there was no sleep. Tha
tragedy ot It all was the unnecessary
grief it brought to women mothers
sweetheurts. wives duughters and sis-
tors. More than one face was lined
with tears when the "news" reached
home that "John's number was on the
list." Ono pernicious citizen began
muking a list of those who had been
"called." At o'clock ho hud more
than a hundred names. Ho probably
Is still at work. Maybe he hasn't
finished the task of carrying the story
to all whose hearts It might touch.
The city hull was beselged by
anxious young men and their friends.
Joe Kenton member of the conscrip-
tion board wus the most indignant
man In town when he found how far
COXTINUtll ON PAOB THKRE
Fourteen Hurt In Collision.
TOLKI:. Ohio July &. Fourteen
persons were Injured lour of them so
scilously that they may not recover
us the result of a rear end collision
of two Toledo & Indiana intrurban
enrs at fttryker early today. Three ot
the injured suffered amputation nt
limbs while the leg of another was
mangled Tho curs were running In
sections and when the first car
stopped to release passengers th
other crushed Into It
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