The Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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^o. 15—Vol. 5
SUCCESSOR TO OTTER VALLEY SOCIALIST, SNYDER, OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. OCTOBER^ 1918.
BLilgarian Situation Is Regard
erl as "Last and Highest
NEED IS FELT fill
WOUNDED U.S. SOLDIERS
ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL
Feeling Exists That Unity of
Purpose Between Allies and
U. S. Is Lacking.
AMSTERDAM—The German press
is hysterically emphasizing that the
need for cool heads never was greater
than now. The possibility, never be
fore entertained, that Germany may
lose the war, is beginning to dawn.
The Frankfort Zeitung frankly begs
The Zeitung Am Mittag entirely ap-
proves as wholly appropriate the edi-
torial in Vorwaerts deifling with what
would happen should an enemy in-
vade the fatherland.
bivixkkrs on people.
It makes an assertion remarkable
for this newspaper, saying:
4'Our government throughout this
terrible war has sedulously avoided
hinting at this, and the other possi-
bility—namely, that the war may be
lost if everybody and everything are
not united in the utmost effort.
"The government has thus itself
contributed to veiling the real gravity
of our position during these four years
of war," the newspaper continues. "It
has preferred to lead the nation in
blinkers past the abyss of danger to
our national life."
bulgars last wave.
The Rhenisch Westphalian Gazette
shudderingly contemplates the Bul-
garian situation, "the last and high-
est wave," and suspects that the Bul-
garians, after having got the Dob-
rudja region of Roumania, have no
further use for Germany.
The Frankfort Zeitung expresses re-
gret that the government failed to
impress on friend and foe the "truth"
that Germany did not go into the war
out of lust for power. This news-
paper freely admits that the Bulgar-
ians are justified in feeling war tired,
and thinks the Bulgarian people will
sfiind with Premier Malinoff. Finally,
The Zeitung begs the government to
make for peace, "unequivocally and
The Dusseldorf Nachrichten bewails
the fact that troops will have to be
sent to Macedonia from the west
front, "where they are so bitterly
Its sister publication, The Essen All-
gemeine Zeitung, speaks of "bad news
coming thick and fast," and repeats
its previous assertion that the Ger-
mans must be strong. I^ater on in
its editorial, The Essen Journal falls
into bitter abuse of "blaspheming
Wilson and his mob of lynchers."
TURKEY THREATENS TO
BREAK WITH GERMANY
UNLESS LOAN IS MADE
GENEVA—That Turkey has de-
manded money from Germany,
threatening to break relations if it is
not forthcoming, was reported here
It was said that at a recent diplo-
matic conference in Berlin, the Turk-
ish grand vizier, Mezier, requested a
loan, demanding cancellation of pre-
vious Turkish debts to Germany. The
sultan, according to advices, said to
Mezier before he went to Berlin:
"I nm tired of German domination
over Turkey. Get prompt satisfac-
tion for our demands or leave Berlin
TROTSKY REPORTED SHOT:
WOUND NOT SERIOUS
STOCKHOLM—Leon Trotsky, Bol-
sheviki war minister, is reported Mon-
ilay to have been shot in the shoulder
recently at Briansk. His wound is
not serious. The assailant was ar-
WASHINGTON—There is a strong
and growing feeling among officials
and diplomats here that there should
be a clarification of allied war pur-
poses to answer the German cry of
■•We must light for self-preservation."
The short, sharp rejection of the
Austrian peace maneuver not only
by President Wilson, but by the chan-
cellories of France, Britain and Italy
has established two results:
First, an appeal by the allied labor
congress in England for a restate-
ment of war aims, and,
Second, the central powers have
interpreted the turndown of their of-
fer to show that the policy of an al-
lied economic boycott and the de-
struction of Germany Is the purpose
of America and her allies.
feel i mtv lacking.
For some time there has been a
feeling that the same unity of pur-
pose did not exist in the diplomatic
councils of America and the allies as
has wrought such wonders under
unity of military command.
There has been no abrogation of
the allied agreement for an economic
boycott against the Germans, which
President Wilson does not sanction,
diplomats pointed out.
The league of nations which he
sponsors, has found siigbt official ap-
proval, openly voiced, in the Euro-
pean chancellories. Views on the
subject of territorial gains by the war
have been far from clear so far as
the British and French spokesmen
have expressed them, diplomats say.
time for peace showdown.
For these reasons now that the
time is drawing nearer when the
great showdown, not only of arms,
but of peace, is to come, there is a
strong undercurrent of feeling in the
nation's capital that America and the
allies should get together in a frank
statement of their purposes at the
peace table and clear the air, both
at home and in the countries of the
LONDON—Bulgaria has surrendered unconditionally, according
to an agency dispatch received here Monday.
LONDON (3:05 p. m )—The allies and Bulgarians ceased hos-
tilities at noon, it was learned from an authoritative source here Mon-
The Serbian legation confirms Bulgaria's surrender.
PARIS—Bulgaria is out of the war.
Having accepted all of the military terms imposed by the allies,
she has ceased to be an active participant.
These facts became known Monday when it was officially an-
nounced that the armistice had been signed.
It is learned authoritatively that at Salonika Bulgarian and allied
representatives discussed only the conditions ol Bulgaria's disarma-
ment, and not political questions.
The armistice was signed in Salonika Sunday night, it was offi-
cially stated, (ien. D'Esperey ordered immediate fulfillment of its
PARIS (12:.*i0 p. m.)—The Bulgarian armistice has been signed,
according to advices received here Monday. These reports said that
all military conditions imposed by (he allies have been accepted.
ARMY COAT CONTRACTOR
IS HELD ON U. S. CHARGES:
OTHER ARRESTS TO COME
NEW YORK—Charged with the
illegal retention of $25,000 worth of I
army cloth after the completion of a |
government contract, Jacob A. Bor- j
man, a manufacturer of sheep lined
coats, was arrested here Monday by
agents of the army intelligence de-
Government officials said the arrest
would be followed by others and that
frauds totaling $1,000,000 eventually
would be shown.
After having been rejected, thou-
sands of military coats manufactured
by the C. Kenyon Co. we're remarked
and made ready for shipment with
garments accepted by inspectors for
the quarter master's corps, according
t< charges made by the government
today, when the company and six of
its employes were placed on trial in
the federal court here.
American wounded are here seen ar-
riving at a field hospital in France.
BERLIN TROOPS ATTEMPT
REVOLT: ARE SHOT, REPORT
PARIS — Dozens of noncommis-
sioned officers and men of Gen. von
Boehm's army, have been shot, fol-
lowing an attempt at revolt, accord-
ing to advices from the Swiss fron-
tier Monday. Boehm's army (Ger-
man) has been severely battered in
the present offensive operations of the
SOCIALIST TO RUN FOR
HOUSE VACANCY LEFT
BY DAVIDSON DEATH
Nomination papers have been put
i^circulation for Gilbert II Thomp-
son, Socialist candidate in the Sixth
congressional district, for the unex-
pired term caused by the death of
Congressman James Davidson, Osh-
kosh, according to Louis A. Arnold, 1
state secretary, Socialist party, Satur- |
Thompson is also a candidate for
the new term beginning March 4. but
according to an opinion received by
Arnold from the secretary of state,
there is nothing in the law to prevent
a candidate from running for the two
A special election has also been or-
dered by Gov. Philipp to till the va.
I caney in the Eleventh district, repre-
I sented by Irvine Lenroot, elevated to
I ihe senate last spring. The special
i primaries for the two districts will be
I held on Oct. 22, while the special elec-
| lion will take place at the time of the
! general election, Nov. 5.
FIGHT. SUS PARENT
Louis and Leslie, Now Fugi-
tives, Were Not in House.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—That two of
her sons, Leslie and Louis Krueger,
were away from home Sept. 14, when
officers sought to arrest them for al-
leged draft evasion, and their two
brothers, Frank and Ennis, was the
statement of the mother of the boys,
made Wednesday at the county jail,
where she is being held.
In this, the first interview she has
given since the battle at the farm,
Mrs. Krueger told of the battle that
ended with the killing of Harry Jen-
sen, Soo agent, and the wounding of
"The Bible teaches," she said, point-
ing to a Bible at her side, "it is wrong
to go to war, and T taught my boys
that war was wrong."
In answer to a question, she said:
"Frank and Ennis were the only
boys there the night of the trouble.
Louis and T^eslie were not there."
Asked where Louis and Leslie were,
she turned 'away and refused to an-
swer. "Were they on your premises
or anywhere in Clark county?" "They
were not there, that's all," she replied.
Asked about her youngest, Ennis.
killed Sunday near Polley, she broke
down and sobbed.
"I'm not worrying about him, he's
at peace. He was ready to meet his
Gad," was her reply.
"God pity me if I'm turned over to
Clark county officers," she said, re-
ferring to her coming arraignment at
illsville on the charge of murder.
Emperor Is Told of Widening
Gulf Between Rich
TOKIO—Marquis Okuma has in-
formed the emperor that the war has
brought a great change in the senti-
ment of the people because of the
widening gulf between the wealthy
classes and the masses. This has cre-
ated a dangerous tendency, he said,
which if ignored might undermine the
social foundations of the empire. The
power of the working classis assert-
ing itself, he declared, and must be
Marquis Okuma recommended that
Marquis Saionji was pre-eminently
suited to bring national support to the
government. As a consequence Mar-
quis Saionji has been entrusted with
the task of forming a cabinet which,
it is believed, will be based upon polit-
The Marquis Saionji, who is looked
upon as the successor to Premier
Terauchi, Is one of the strongest men
in the empire. He virtually has the
rank of elder statesman. The mar-
quis is a former president of the Sei-
yukai and retired from politics in
The designation of the
premier is expected to hav
effect on the
have t he gove
AUSTRIAN CORPS MUTINY
SNUB SENATOR GORE
wK'UHOMA CITY, Okla.—United
States Senator Thomas I*. Gore was
not invited to address the Democratic
state convention here Monday. Gore
was in the city and at one time was
on the floor of the convention. A
resolution asking him to address the
convention was prepared for intro-
duction, but it was withheld.
PARIS—Several Austrian regiments FARM LEAGUE LEADERS
in Bulgaria have mutined and mass-
acred their officers, according to word
DRIVEN FROM TOWN
HAYWOOD AGAIN INDICTED
ON CHARGE OF BLOCKING
EXECUTION OF DRAFT ACT
OMAHA, Neb.—William Haywood,
secretary of the T. W. W., recently
convicted in Chicago on charges of
hindering the government's war work,
was one of 40 I. W. W.'s indicted by
the federal grand jury here. Twenty-
the indicted men are from
Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota
d, were in-
• a soothing
rents of the plan to
merit based on parties,
test problem of the new cab-
be to decide on Japan's atti-
toward the reconstruction of the
:)-Austro-German front, which is
zed to be favored by Great Brit-
is reported that Marquis Okuma
recommended Viscount Kato tor
the post of f
treign minister in the new
ICELAND TO BECOME
ST< K'KHOLM Iceland
CHOLERA GRIPS BERLIN
broken out in Berlin,
advices received here,
of which six have been
fatal, are re-
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Ameringer, S. The Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1918, newspaper, October 3, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc148586/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.