The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 288, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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ARDMORE OKLAHOMA FRIDAY SEPT. 11 1914.
GIVES LIE TO
COUNT DE LICHTERVELD SECRE-
TARY OF BELGIAN COMMISSION
IN NEW YORK.
Declares German Soldiers Finding a
Belgian Colonel Wounded Placed
Their Revolvers to His Mouth and
Blew Off his Head.
New York Sept. 11. Count de Llch-
terveld secretary to the Belgian couv
mission here to protest against Ger
many's violation of Belgian neutrality
was heard today. "The Kaiser said
that harshness against the Belgians
was necessary because Belgian civil
ians shot the Germans. 1 don't see
how it is possible for the man to lie
.so." commented the count.
The count said that several German
.soldiers finding a Belgian colonel
wounded placed their revolvers
against his mouth and blew his head
AS COMMANDER OF OKLAHOMA
DIVISION U. C. V. MRS. ARTHUR
WALCOTT ELECTED PRESI-
DENT U. D. C.
Tulsa Okla. Sept. 10 The re-
election of IX M. llailey as command-
er of the Oklahoma division U. C.
V. and the selection of Ada for the
1915 reunion were among the many
features of Wednesday's noteworthy
session of the Confederate minion
here. A day of numerous activities
was started with a record breaking
street parade at 9 o'clock. Gover-
nor Lee Cruce spoke in the after-
noon and at night a grand ball was
CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR
Confederate Veterans Will Entertain
Friends at High School.
The confederate veterans of Ard-
more will meet Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock in high school auditorium.
A program of readings and music
has been prepared for the occasion
and some of the best talent of the
city will contribute toward the en-
tertainment ot those who come. A
cordial invitation Is extended to all
to be present.
Vocal solo Miss Annie D. Thomp-
son. Reading Miss Thelma Ramsey.
Instrumental solo Miss Ruby Ran-
dol. Reading Miss Genevieve Nlvouche
Vocal solo (Miss Ellen Dickson.
Reading Miss Florine Felker.
Vocal solo Mrs. E. E. Guillot.
Reading Miss Emma Lloyd Smith.
Dixie (song) Miss Daisy Maude
Ed Miller of Cleburne was here
today on business. He Is passenger
conductor on the Santa Fe and runs
New Orleans. La. Sept 11.
The weather forecast for Okla-
homa for tonight la partly
cloudy; Saturday generally
TO EXEMPT FROM TAXES
Cotton Purchased Under Buy-a-Bale
Movement May Escape Texas Tax
Austin Tex. Sept. 11. The house
today urged Governor Colquitt to sub-
mit the question of excepting from
taxation all cotton bought under the
IS GALLED FOB
COMMERCIAL BODIES OF ENTIRE
STATE TO MEET AND TAKE
STEPS TOWARD RELIEVING
The commercial club of Muskogee
has issued a call to the mayors of
the varUv '"s in the state to
name d 'ttoJcnl sreaI Copenhagen reports Von HindcnbUrg naving rout-
convention to n. Soeittu A tVP T?ns5uins' lpfr in East Prussia.
on the fifteenth of the moniu .
purpose of considering all phases 0t
the present cotton situation.
Mayor Roberts received a telegram
this morning and is asking for vol-
unteers who will go as delegates
from Ardmore. Following Is the text
of the telegram:
"Muskogee Okla. Sept. 10 1011.
".Mayor Ardmore Okla.:
"A state-wide convention will be
held in Muskogee Tuesday Sept. 13
at 2 o'clock p. m. to consider all
phases of the cotton situation and
warehouse requirements. Please ap
point as many delegates as will at-
tend including growers merchants
bankers ginners and buyers. Strong
program and prominent speakers
from this and other states. Ask
newspapers to publish.
(Signed) "Muskogee Com. Cub."
MANY APPLICANTS RECEIVED
FOR MEMBERSHIP BY SECRE-
TARY YESTERDAY. TALK OF
PLAN IS GENERAL THEME.
The buy a bale movement in this
section is sweeping through the
county and many applications from
inland towns and rural communities
were received yesterday by Secre
tary West of the chamber of com-
merce for membership.
The all absorbing talk on the
streets yesterday and last night was
the buy a bale club. There are a
very few who oppose the movement
but when questioned as to their rea-
sons can give none other than in
their opinion it will not be success-
ful. In the meantime the clubs
throughout the nation continue to
grow and President Wilson has al-
ready become the owner of three
A majority of the people talked to
yesterday state that they are buying
cotton at ten cents per pound and
expect to make a good profit when
it is sold although the market price
will probably be under that figure
this season. Their Intention is to
store that cotton and forget about
it until the price gets around fifteen
cents at some future time and then
unload. The buyers of the cotton
are not In the cotton business and
ase patriotic citizens throughout the
nation who are willing to contribute
fifty dollars If necessary toward the
nation's prosperity in time of a great
The plan to Interest wholesalers
In the north and east who sell goods
(CONTINUED ON PAGE .FIVE)
ALLIES PURSUING iOIUSLY
British Claim to Have Taken Fifteen Hundred Prisoners
Bodies of the Clerman Infantry left behind Surren-
dering at Sight Rifling of Villages and evidences
of Drunkenness Indicate Retreating (Jermans are
Demoralized Kaiser is at Luxemburg German
Line Now Forty-Five Miles East of Paris Berlin
. Claims (Jermans Arc Holding Firm and Have Been
Victorious Southwest of Verdun.
PARIS Sept. 11 The
has retired fortv-five miles.
Allies Vigorously Pursue Germans
LONDON Sept. 11. An official announcement says
"The general retirement of the enemy continues. The
British have captured fifteen hundred prisoners and
many guns. Considerable bodies of German infantry
left behind surendered at sight.
"This and the rifling of villages and evidence of
drunkenness indicate the demoralization of the enemy.
The pursuit is being vigorously pressed."
ir The Belgians are today pursuing the German army
j mQm toward France.
1 -p. . i...:J .ii- H f A1.w. .1
lienin aurium uie evucuitwun ui uppci .runac cum
that the Germans in France are fatigued. The German
navy is active in the Baltic.
"The Germans in the east are moving in force toward
Konigsberg which the Russians are bombarding.
The Kaiser is at Luxemburg. Aeroplanes with search
lights are being kept on guard but hostile aeroplanes
succeeded in dropping four bombs but without effect.
Crown Prince Takes Fortifications.
WASHINGTON D. C Sept. 11. An official Ber-
lin announcement says the Crown Prince's army has cap-
tured the fortifications southwest of Verdun.
Germans Still Losing Ground.
LONDON Sept. 11. It is believed that if the Ger-
mans do not rapidly retrieve their fortunes they will be
forced to get out of France.
The allies' successes it is admitted do not mean vic-
tory yet the gain of forty miles on the German left in-
creases the jeopardy of their communications and must
cause demoralization of the Kaiser's exhausted troops
The French have recaptured Muelhausen.
It is beyond doubt according to correspondents that
the German movement southeast of Paris has been de-
feated. It is hoped that the allies left is preparing to
take revenge on the retreating German right. On the
extreme French right the enemy has been thrown back
The Times correspondent says the Germans find
themselves caught between blades of shears the upper
blade being forced by the French on the River Oourcq
and the lower bv the English on the Grand Morin and
Marne. The German attempts to extract themselves
have been furious but fruitless. The German ammuni-
tion is reported short.
Berlin Claims Germans Holding
WASHINGTON Sept. 11. The German embassy here
"The Germans in the two days battle east of Pans
held their own against superior forces. We captured fifty
guns and several thousand prisoners but retired when
strong reinforcements approached. The enemy failed to
pursue. Fighting continues west of Verdun.
Vienna reports that the Austrian
have resumed the offensive near Lem-
berg. This marks the second stage
of the nine days' battle In which half
a million men were engaged. The Aus-
trians Sunday annihilated one Servian
division. Neutral military officials say
that the enemy used 'dumdum' bul-
letes." The French embassy says:
"The allies have gained marked ad-
vances against the German right. The
Murue valley Is now free of Germans.
The allies were forced back at Cham-
pagne .but regained part of the lost
ground. The capture o( Haubeuge U
Servians Take Semlin.
NUJi Servla. SepL 11. The Ser-
vians occupied Semlin across the riv
T SEEMS ROUTED
Germans' line east of Paris
er from Belgrade yesterday after a
The Montenegrins have captured
Fotcha and effected a juncture with
the Servians near Vlsegrad. The com-
bined troops will begin a march on
Sarajevo the capital of Bosnia.
Austria and Germany Agree.
Copenhagen Sept. 11. Austria and
Germany have agreed not to make
Many Taken Prisoners.
Paris'. Sfpt. 11. The fourth day of
the gigantic battle to the east of
Paris which Is expected to last two
weeks and to decide the preliminary
stage of the great war finds the
left wing of the allied armies vig-
orously pushing back the German
right wing which had made rapid ad
vance southward from the Uelgiati
The allies are said to have forced
tlu'ir adversaries hack nearly forty
miles northwestward since the begin-
ning of the contest. .The hard strug-
gle between tho enormous masses of
troops extends from near Paris to as
far as Nancy' dose to the Lorraine
border. An action Is proceeding
(CONTI.M'Kl) ON PAG K EIGHT)
TO BE CUE
JUDGE EDDLEMAN STATED THIS
MORNING THAT IF PEOPLE
WANTED IT HE WOULD ISSUE
THE CALL. PRETTY EXPENSIVE
There was a rumor on the streets
yesterday afternoon that a grand ju
ry would be (.Tilled for a sweeping
investigation of conditions as they
are alleged to exist here at present.
.1'ide Kddleman when interviewed
this morning stated that he had made
no such statement but if the citi
.ens ot tarter county wanted a
grand jury he would Issue the call
as it was t lie taxpayers who paid
the hills and were entitled to u grand
jury if they wanted it.
Just where the rumor started Is
hard to determine but sinister talk
has been heard on the streets and
some are very anxious for a sweep
ing investigation. The last session
of a special grand jury called by
Judge Kussell upon petition of th
people was productive of little re
sults and for that reason Judge Hd
dleman is going to be sure that the
necessity exists before making the
call on his own initiative. However
he would be compelled to do so if
the necessary petition was presented
COTTON SITUATION TO BE DIS-
CUSSED BY DELEGATES FROM
ENTIRE STATE. MUSKOGEE AL-
SO WANTS CONVENTION.
A Btate-wlde convention has been
called to meet at Oklahoma Cly
Wednesday September 13 to consider
and provide ways and means to carry
over the cotton crop or that is that
part of it which will necessarily
have to be held until matters adjust
themselves so that foreign nations
will take the overplus; also to dis-
cuss means whereby a small acre-
age will be planted in cotton next
year. President Mullen of the cham
ber of commerce will also appoint a
committee of two. or three to attend
the state-wide meeting to be held at
Muskogee on the 15th at which time
and place the cotton situation will be
discussed In detail.
There will perhaps be three dele-
gates appointed to attend the meet-
ing at Oklahoma City. It is under-
stood that the chamber of commerce
will defray the expenses of the del-
egates to both conventions. It is
conceded by all that there must be a
concert of action not only of the
entire state but of the entire south
in handling the cotton situation and
by all working in harmony there Is
absolutely no doubt but that the
matter will eventually adjust itself.
Citizens who think they will be able
to attend either the convention at
Muskogee or Oklahoma City will call
up J. S. or Val Mullen phone 161
so they will Inow the time of meet-
ing etc. Let everyone get hold of
the 'wheel and do a little pushing
and boosting and especially must
Ardmore and Carter county do her
part. Get busy.
OKLAHOMA C TT
IF TURKEY ATTEMPTS TO AID
GERMANY BULGARIA ROU MA-
NIA AND GREECE WILL FIGHT.
TWO OFFICERS FIGHT
Turkish Crown Prince and Minister of
War Shoot Each Other Following a
Violent Discussion of Turkey's Po-
London Sept. 11. Roumania Bul-
garia and Greece have formed an al-
liance to interfere whenever Turkey
attempts to aid Germany.
Turkish Officials Battle
Paris Sept. 11. A Rome dispatch
says that the Turkish crown prince
and the Turkish minister of war en-
gaged in a violent discussion of Tur-
key's politicul policy today. The min-
ister of war' greatly excited fired
twice at the frown prince who was
slightly wounded. The crown prince
replied and shot the minister in the
Another version says the minister
died of his wound.
GOVERNOR CRUCE ISSUES CALL
FOR A MEETING TO BE HELD IN
OKLAHOMA CITY ON SEPTEM-
Governor Lee Oru.'e Thursday called
a meeting of all Interested In solving
the so-called cotton crop crisis in Okla-
homa to be held in the rooms of the
Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday morning September 16 at
10 o'clock. The governor says that
he deems it entirely proper to request
tiiat the farmers bankers business
(Continued on page four.)
EXHIBIT BEGINS TODAY.
Will Continue Until 10 O'Clock Sat-
urday Night for the Benefit of All.
The annual Carter county exhibit
began at the court house this morn-
ing when people from the rural dis-
tricts brought products of the farm
and placed it on exhibition in compe-
tition with their neighbors. The ex-
hibit promises to be the biggest and
best ever attempted by the Carter
county organization and the prizes
offered are liberal In every depart-
ment. lectures will be given dally by
members of the faculty of the state
A. & M. college and also agents
from the V. S. department of agri-
culture. The boys' cotton and corn
clubs and the girls' canning clubs
will also compete for prizes and
their exhibits will be one of the fea-
tures of the show.
For the benefit of those who can-
not attend in the day time the ex-
hibit will be open until 10 o'clock
Saturday night In order to give such
an opportunity of seeing the exhibit.
The mayor received a telephone
message from the McQuatters Con
tracting company of Dallas yester-
day stating that they would be In
the city and begin work of repairing
the streets Monday. The people liv-
ing on North Washington street are
protesting against paying the paving
tax until the streets are repaired and
for that reason work will probably
begin on that street first.
Charts Rogers and wife have re-
turned to the city after an extended
visit with relatives la Texas
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