Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 42, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 30, 1917 Page: 1 of 14
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FOOD PLEDGES IN
UP TO LAST NIGHT
STARVE THE GARBAGE
SAVE THE FOOD FOR
Oklahoma 9 Greatest Neivtpaper
VOL. XIII NO. 42
TULSA OKLAHOMA TUESDAY OC
PRICE 5 CENTS
. W- W- PLOT BREAKS PREMATURELY
IN BLOWING UP OFPEVV RESIDENCE
First Destructive Stroke in I. W. W. Plan of Destruction in Tulsa
ALLIES GO 10 RELIEF OF ITALIANS;
?M ANNOUNCES RETREAT CHECKED
Tulsa Proves Hatchery for
Gigantic Scheme to
it.. innustrv. a
Mammoth Refining Plants
Police Need Help.
A general strike of ciRht thousand
oil field workers In Texan.
A scrips of depredations In the Ok-
Wholesale destruction of property
without regard to human life.
This In brief la the program of the
I. W. W. which wm planned to begin
on November 1 but broke prema-
turely yesterday with the blowing; up
of the Pew residence.
Information concerning this plan of
action was obtained last night by a
World representative from unim-
peachable sources. Men who have
spied on I. W. W. meetings and
dogged the steps of their workers for
monthH testified to the truth of the
statement but refused to permit their
names to be used.
National Call Bent Out.
Ahat the I. W. V. has sent out a
printed call or their people all over
the United Btatea to come to Tulsa
and the oil fields is proven beyond all
question of a doubt. That they have
flocked to the city In great numbers
In the past two weeks is known to be
a fact. Invariably they are men of
the type who believe that no greater
honor con come to them than to lay
down their lives In "the cause." They
revere the memory of their leaders
who have been lynched or Imprisoned
for seditious acts.
Police officials say that the I. W.
"W. maintains oil field headquarters in
the Fox hotel building at Main and
Brady. Last night the place was
buzzing with activity. Federal and
city officers raided It a few weeks ago
but It never has been closed.
There are eight thousand oil
field workers on the pay rolls
oi me i. . uiRiiii"i
In Texas and they are to strike
November 1. In Oklahoma and Kan-
sas the organization Is not sufficiently
Btrong for a strike to have any appre-
ciable effect so destruction has been
decided upon. The L W. W. believes
that by blowing up homes of promi-
nent oil tnenTflynamltlng oil tanks re-
fineries and derricks and genorally
creating a reign of terror they will
sufficiently frighten the employers to
accomplish their purpose. i
In their -bulletins that have been-
spread broadcast they refer to the
Oklahoma oil fields as "the center of
wealth controlled by the Standard Oil
company where work Is plentiful and
Private detectives In the employ of
large oil companies admitted last night
that they had expected something V)
happen but they had no Idea where
1t would break out They expect
further destruction but they have no
inkling as to Us nature or location.
They are uneasy. They have doubled
the guards around reflnories and tank
farms. Heads of big concerns are
being guarded by armed men.
The World Is one of the institutions
marked for destruction. Four letters
have been received In. the pant four
weeks from I. W. W.'s and In each
ona reference Is made to the "certain
'downfall of capitalistic newspapers."
The World Is prepared for them.
The red scourge of anarchy has ex-
tended Its fangs to the oil country.
The danger cannot be exaggerated.
The Home guard met last night. A
supply of rifles has been furnished
them. Their full quota wUl be raised
at once. x
"I will come to Tulsa personally and
take charge of the situation the mo
ment the council of defense calls on
me" said Attorney General 8. P.
Freeling in a long distance conversa-
tion from Oklahoma City last night
"The I. W. W.'s should be dealt with
to the limit of the law. I have feared
serious trouble In the oil section. The
only way to suppress them is to deal
them summary treatment Tulsa
officials will have mytiearty co-opera
tion in everything they do along this
The attorney general has asked for
hourly reports on the situation- by
'Attempted Air Raid on
England Beaten Back
' U)NDON. Oct. 29. Hostile air-
planes enedeavored to carry out a raid
tonight on the southeast counties of
(England but none of them wore able
to ifass the outer defenses according
'. to an official communication issuod
late tonight by Field Marshal Vis-
count French commander-in-chief of
the home forces.
TULSA Oct. 29. Maximum 41; minimum
tl; north winds and general clear ekiee;
trice of snow.
OKLAHOMA FORK0A8T Tuesday fair
and warmer; Wednesday fair.
1hr are lots ef
itnek companies. Oil
stock companies ween-
ing meclilne atock com-
panies corn plaster
ttock companies and
dramatic atock compa-
nies. Block eompsnlts
re common articles In
all localities. Dra-
matis atock companies
however art not aa
numerous aa they were
a few yeara aro. Four
or flie years aco there
were mora stock com-
panies on the road
than there were opera
houses. Some of them
manafid to meet the
pay roll one week
tut those companies
were greatly la the
minority. Hera of late
there are but few stock eoapanle on the
rosd. The purpose! of dra-natlo atock com
Jiantea Is to collect real monty for present-
n hlfh trade playt. Memberi of such
reropanlea don't make money but Ik aart
a awful coed time
SO. BAftC CAVU 4
1 extnnion on rj
! C 6NbC BALL V
250 Men Wanted at
Once to Compete '
Tulsa Home Guards
TO LOYAL TULSANS:
For reasons that cannot be
publicly states it is essential
that the Tulsa Home Guard
be raised. to full strength im-
mediately. This means that
250 able-bodied men of un-
questioned courage and loy-
alty between the ages of 19
and 50 years must offer their
services without delay. To
that end we hereby authorize
Capt. L. W. Rook to open
the rolls of his organization
tonight at 8 o'clock in the
assembly room of the Cham-
ber of Commerce to examine
volunteers and swear them
in up to the maximum of 250
men. Rifles and ammunition
will be supplied the men at
this meeting. An additional
supply of arms was ordered
last night and it is hoped to
enlist the full quota and com-
pletely aym every man to-
night. Men of previous mili-
tary experience are especi-
ally desired but others are
also badly needed.
TULSA COUNTY COUNCIL
J. Burr Gibbons chairman;
R. M. McFarlin Glenn Con-
don H. C. Tyrrell Lilah D.
Lindsay and S. K Lewis.
NITRO BLOWS UP
HOME OF OIL MAN
J. Edgar Pew'a Residence Al-
most Completely Demol-
ished by Bomb.
POWERS IS HIGHLY NERVOUS
Man Held in Municipal Jail
Tells Vague and Contra-
After being put thru the "third de-
gree" for some time last night W. J.
Powers believed to be an anarchist
and bomb-thrower and the man who
attempted to murder the entire family
of J. Edgar Pew prominent oil pro-
ducer at144S South Cheyenne at 4:10
a. m. yesterday morning when he
placed a powerful explosive under the
house that shattered and virtually de-
molished It refused to make a con-
fession or admit his connection with
the destructive organization believed
responsible tor the attack.
- Altho confused and highly nervous
ever since his arrest In the. Frisco pas-
senger station four hours after the
explosion Powers successfully re-
sisted a gruelling examination con-
ducted by M. H. Townsend chief de-
tective of the Carter Oil company of
which Mr PewsJs president and city
His answers however were so
vague and contradictory that the offi-
cers believe he may be the man who
Surpetrated thu fiendish act. He will
e held for further Investigation.
Caught Trying to Leave Town.
Powers was attempting to leave the
city when placed under arrest. He
told Detectives Carl and Lewis and
H. H. Townsend at that time that ho
had been working for the Gypsy OH
company at Eldorado Kan A quick
telegraphic inquiry from officials of
that concern at Eldorado denied his
statement absolutely. They said Pow
ers had never worked for them and
that they never heard of hint.
During the examination last night
Powers who Is about 16 denied that
he is a member of the I. W. W. but
his excited haste to make this denial
confirmed the belief of the detectives
that he is a member He could give
no reasonable or Intelligent account of
himself what he is doing in Tulsa
when he came and from where or
what ho has been doing. He made
so many confusing and oontradlctory
statements that the officers are confi-
dent he knows something of the mur
derous attempt on the Pew home.
On his person at the time officers
took him were round papers irom
Drum right Indicating that he had
been In that city very recently. Drum-
right is the center of a considerable
I. W. W. strength.
not to Kill OU Men.
The attack on the Pew home Is be
lieved to be the initial effort of a de-
liberately plannetl conspiracy on the
cart of the anarchlstlo I. v. W. or
ganlzatlon to murder the heads of
many big on producers or xuisa ata
to slay and destroy with all the fiend-
lshness of the most depraved minas.
"Come to. Tulsa; we want to get the
heads of all these big concerns and
want a representative in each com
So ran a highly Inflammatory ar-
ticle in a late issue of the organ of the
I. W. W. anarchists. "Solidarity" pub
llshed in Chicago. It was written by
one Gallagher a well-known Tulsa
member of the nreDrana organization.
He has been a prollfio producer of
traitorous propaganda urging destruc-
tion of property and resistance to gov-
ernment authority. In this last ar
ticle he rerorred to bridges ana puo
OOKTIMUKD OX FAGS UX
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Scenes of Pew home which was destroyed by nltro glyoerln bomb early yesterday morning
Top Exterior view of Pew residence showing porch under which bomb was placed.
Middle Interior view of living room showing where full effects of bomb was received "
Bottom Another exterior view of the porch. Immediately over the bomb.
VIRGINIA PHYSICIAN HELD
FOR MURDERING BROTHER
Mutilated Body Discovered During
Scnrch for Missing Man; Money
Quarrel to Blame.
RICHMOND Va.. Oct 29. -Chtn-ged
with murdering his brother E. A.
Chamberlain an attornoy during a
quarrel over money Dr. A. W. Cham-
berlain a prominent physician was
landed In Henrico county Jail today
for safe keeping..
The alleged murder occurred last
Monday night in the home of Doctor
Chamberlain at Elk Hill.
Doctor Chamberlain is alleged to
have owed his brother f 1400 and giv-
en his a note for $1200 In settlement
In was announced that E. A Cham-
berlain was leaving for the west the
next dav. - His absence was noted and
I on Thursday Doctor Chamberlain was
attested on suspicion. On Friday the
mutilated body of the attorney was
fnimd in an Icehouse with the head
a iiu ge knife was used in the decap-
Negro Prisoner Kills
Jailor With Own Gun
MEMTIIIS Tenn. Oct. 29. James
Nelson nfcht Jailer at tho Shelby
county Jail was shot and killed here
tonight by Charles Harris a negro
prisoner who made his .escape but
was later recaptured in the outskirts of
the city by the police
Harris with other negro prisoners
had plotted to make thi'.r escape ac-
cording to the sheriff and created a
disturbance which brought the Jailer
to the cells. Harris managed to elude
the officer and securing his weapon
fired ea him at close quarters.
Photos by Clarence Jack
PACKING PLANTS OF NATION
UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL
Meat Irlc Bulk-tin Soon Will Bo I
sued with Food Adminis-
ciiiCAUU uct. S9. uinciai an-
nouncement was made today that
every packing plant In the country is
under control of the government and
that after November 1 the control
will be absolute tho operation of the
plants then bolng under license.
The announcement was made by
Joseph H. Cotton chief of the meat
division of the food division and Prof.
Charles McUarthy of the University of
Wisconsin personal representative of
Food Administrator Hoover after
weeks of investigation of the Chicago
Tulsa County Army of
(Py I.II.All l. IJNWAT.)
A few phono communications have
come to thin orfloo Inquiring as to tho
nntiire of this woe kg pli'dire nlgntnis
campaign. For their Information the
following nutlinud plans are given.
The l'nlln.1 Htntrs food administra-
tion is dnuirous that a final campaign
for signing of food plodH'e ruin's be
niHilo during tho week lioglnMng Oc-
tober 2D. This cnmiialgn will be dif-
ferent from any former campaign in
that It Is the purpose and doolie of
the fiod administration to cmoll not
only the housewife but also every
man woman and child over twelve
years of ago aa members plcdgod to
support the program outllnnt. . In or-
der to Un thin the following plan has
been decided upon which will guide
you In this work
(1) The campaign In each county
will bo under the general direction of
the county charrman and county man-
ager. The county chairman will ap-
1 point a county exeoutlve committee
with the county. .
(2) Manager and county superinten-
dent of schools as ex-offlrlo members
of the county executive committee the
county demonstration agent and the
home economic director are also mem-
bers of their exacuUve committee.
I For convenience the campaign will be
in rour divisions: (l) Hchool district
campaign: (2) town and village cam-
paign; (S) city campaign; (4) men's
campaign. The county superinten.
dent will make dally reports to the
county chairman during the cam-
paign week. The town and city chair-
man will report dally to the county
chairman. The director of men's
campaign will report the dally result
thereof to tho otty chairman who re-
jiorts to the countv --r:aan. No
cardM or petitions will be sent to state
headquurtors until the campaign Is
closed and a final check up and re-
port has been made by county chair-
man VuitiHl States Food Administration.
If there is any feature of these in-
structions not entirely clear call Mrs.
Utah IX IJndsay county chairman or
Inqulro of II. M. K. Hniltli. state cam-
paign director federal fond adminis-
trator who will spend at a mans meet-
J Ing next Tuesday evening In the high
Workers Talc Votlc. !'
Tho window cards and kitchen cards
are here. Get yuur supply today.
Keop In mind the address to be de-
livered In the high school auditorium
toniKht at 7:30 by 11. M. K. Smith
of Washington D. C food campaign
1 director for OkluhonTu Don't fall to
come and hear him.
If you are a true Amorlcan you
will want to help your country win
the war by doing your "bit." 8'gn
tho conncrvrstlon card when the gov-
ernment's representatives call on you
tome duy this week. Don't be a
Under C. E. lialdwin a number of
Four-Minute Mon spoke in the thea-
ters last night. There will be four-
minute talks in each theater every
night this week.
STILL SHELLING ENEMY
First Prisoner of War Dies
of Wounds Received in En-
counter With Sammies.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE Oct. 29. American bet-
terles are continuing to shell the Ger
man lines at regular Intervals the
enemy following slmllur tactics.
No further official communication
has been Issued but there has been no
special Infantry activity.
Snow fell last night interfering with
The first German prisoner of war
taken by tho American expeditionary
forces died today In an American fluid
hospital having been Bhot when he
encountered an American patrol In
No Man's land in front of the Ameri
He with another German was dis
covered Saturday night by the patrol
and was called upon to halt The
Germans ran; the patrol fired and
one of the enemy was hit The pris-
oner was treated at a dressing station
and removed to a field hospital where
the combined efforts of several sur-
geons failed to save his life. -
The prisoner was a mall carrier and
letters of some value were found on
him. He explained his presence near
the American trenches by saying he
had lost his way in the dark. He de-
clared that the German soldiers did
not know.that Amerloans were on the
front or in France the officers tell-
ing them nothing.
STORY OF DISASTER DENIED
Undefined Humors Pronounced Ger-
man Pronoganda by Government
"WASHINGTON Oct. 29. Unde-
fined rumors general thruout many
sections of the country today purport-
ing to hint at some disaster to Ameri
ca's war forces are ascribed by oN
flclals to the same propaganda which
several weeks ago flooded the coun-
try with similar false reports circu-
lated to dampen the war spirit and
spread distress and dissatisfaction
among those at home.
Any casualty reports It was re-
iterated " today will be made public
promptly by the government
Tom Green County Wet.
SAN ANGELO Texas. Oct. 29. Sa-
loons will be retained in Tom Oreen
county Texas. Complete returns from
today's local option election gave the
prohibitionists 1.077 and the antlpro-
hibitlonlets 1162 a "wet" majority
Reunited Lines of Routed
Forces Believed Strong
Enough to. Repulse
CHECK MEANS VICTORY
Assault Launched in An-
ticipation of Complete
WASHINGTON Oct. Z. Word
from Rome today that the Italian line
was holding against the ttrrlflc as
sault of the Austro-German forces.
was received by official Washington
with eager Interest and frank relief.
Military authorities have not disguised
thi.ip linen anilatr as Dress reports)
showed ths Italians wavering back
ward under the crushing blows 01 me
enemy. ' . .:
Satisfaction was found also in tne
announcement from London that step
already had been taken by the French .
and British to support the Italian
front. There was no Indication of
of what operations that announce-
ment might foreshadow.
May Be Able to Hold.
Even accepting the German clalme
at face value many officials believe
General Cadorna will be able to eheok
the drive of the morale of his army
was not shattered. The announce-
ment from Rome that all elements of
the Italian forces were obeying orders)
of the general staff was viewed as set-
ting at rest for the time at least the)
gravest fears for the final outcome.
The announcement was taken t
mean that General Cadorna had sue-
ceeded In reuniting the forces scat-
tered by the first fierce rush of the)
Austro-Germans and was falling back
behind a well organized defense to
the line selected for a stand.
. In his weekly summary made publlo
today. Secretary Baker said Italy was
passing through a critical moment.
The statement was prepared before
the full extent of the attack had de-
veloped but It indicated the opinion
in military circles tnai uenerai v-
dorna. might find it necessary 10 sur-
render much of the ground won so re-
cently by his forces when only he) -Austiians
faced them. -' .
The belief prevails that the under-
lying motive is a Durely political one.
i.nnih.11 u'lin nvun HiEiia mini; .
with the Austrian emperor an
nounced as in supreme commana ana
with the German general von Mae-
kensen as the guiding genius of the
movement Already von Mackensen
has swopt back the Russiun lines
overran Serbia and all but crushed
the Rumanian forces In similar drives.
He Is regarded as ths striking head
of tho German war machine the man
of the hour when a headlong assault
Is to be delivered.
With such an association of digni-
taries leading the heralded onslaught.
some observers assort max mimms
short of the annihilation of the Itallaji
.. ... . . - h. p.ffup.lail aa a nnirativa
Gorman vtctery if not a defeat
Reports from Rome that political
party lines are vanishing In the great
emergency support the belief that no
political upheaval is to be expected.
On the contrary in the view of some
diplomats the assault probably will
serve to steel the Italian people to co-
operative effort against the enemy
such as they have only dreamed o
Rchlnd the position In which the
Italians now have been forced lies the
old defense line established many
years ago by Italian soldiers the Un
of '66. It was selected because of
natural advantages and along tne line
nur rail and wagon roads are said
to have been provided in anticipation
of a backward movement.
TEUTONIC VICTORY IN VAIN
Drive on luly Attempt to image)
American Issue Says Smuts.
CARDIFF Wales. Get. 29. Speak
ing In regard to the Italian situation
here today General Smuts the former
South African commander said:
"Germany sees America rusning in
ith tramondoua weight. Therefore)
she is trying to dodge the Issue and
catch some advantage in a minor the-
ater of war. It will not help her. It
will only prolong the war a few
months. The issue is no longer in
doubt." 1 v -
Clothing is Needed
With the coming of winter
hundreds of poor people of this
cltv are arueullng to the Humane
t society for clothgs and bedcloth-
i Ing. Many of thce suffurers live
J in tents and shucks and there
f is much slcknexs among them. In
I many coses the husband and
j father Is kept from work by 111-
I ness and the children ot these
t men are In a pitiable condition
i The socloty has distributed all
I supplies given them but the
I amount will not take care of one-
i tenth of the people asking aid.
t A. M.. Welsh agent of the so-
I clety made an appeal yesterday
j to the home-owners of Tulsa for
I more supplies. In the attio et
I almost every home Is stored dls-
I cardod clothing and bidding. This
t will never be of any u-e to the
i owners and it would save the
i lives of many of the poor If they
t could obtain It
1 Thru the neglect of the owners
I of thfue supplies to make an In-
t ventory tho society Is almost
j powerless to rellevs the great
I suffering caused by the recent
(cold .wave. Clothing of any 'de
scrlptlon and shoes In any con-
I dltlon are needed and the society
I hopes that the people ot this city
will recspond to the call for help
I sent out by the poor of the city.
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