The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 92, Ed. 1 Friday, January 22, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME TWENTY-ONE HOME EDITION ARDMORE OKLAHOMA FRIDAY JANUARY 22 1915. 4:00 P. M.
RUSSIANS Will TWENTY
MILES OF GERMAN FRONTIER
Advance Guard of Russian Army Reported Today Near
Lipno Twenty Miles from the German Border Ger-
mans Have Evacuated Skempe which is Twenty-
Five Miles from the Prussian Border Elsewhere
the Russians Are Holding Their Lines Except in
Austria Where the Advance through Transylvania
is Proceeding Slowly Petrograd Reports that the
Austrians Have Not Been Crushed and that they
Are Laying Plans to Stop the Russian Advance De-
stitution in Belgium is Said to be Mild Compared to
the Hardships Being Experienced in Poland Where
the People Are Living Almost Like Animals.
LONDON Jan. 22. The Russian advance guards
are today reported within twenty miles of the German
frontier near Lipno. .
The Germans have evacuated Skempe which is
twenty-five miles from the Prussian border south of
Elsewhere along the front fr Russians are hold-
ing their lines steady except in J here the ad-
vance through Transylvania is proceed c';;rl v.
Petrograd reports indicate that the Austin ve
not yet been crushed and that the Austrians are laving
plans to stop the Russian advance.
The snow is making this Austrian campaign slow on
The destitution among the women and children in
Belgium is mild compared to that in Poland where hu-
mans are living almost as animals.
- Hand to Hand Fighting
PARIS Jan. 22. An official statement says that ac-
tual hand to hand infantry fighting of unusual ferocity
occurred today in Alsace near Hartmann. Evidently the
Germans are attempting to stop the French advance
The French admit that the German artillery drove
them out of the captured German trench near St. Mihiel
also that the Germans re-captured part of the forest of
LaPetrie and the trenches where the French threatened
the road to Metz.
Arrange Big Loan
PARIS Jan. 22. To arrange for a joint loan of three
billion dollars British chancellor Lloyd George and the
French and Russian ministers conferred here today.
Many Germans Wounded.
AMSTERDAM Jan 22. A hard battle has been
raging uninterruptedly for the past three days between
Nieuport and Ostend' despite the heavy rains. Large
numbers of German wounded are passing Sluis.
Hiding from Austrians.
London Jan. 22. A Reuter dispatch from Viev
Russia says that the population of the Carpathians is
hiding from the Austrians who are returning from Bu-
kowina and are living in pits dug in the deep snow. Many
are said to be perishing from exposure and starvation.
The hungry wolves are also hunting them.
Carries Foodstuffs to Hamburg.
New York Jan. 22. Carrying a
cargo of food shipped by an American
firm and consigned to Americans the
steamer Wilhelmlia American owned
cleared for Hamburg today. The food
Is intended for civilians. The Wil-
helmina carries the first food cargo
to Germany In American bottom since
the war begun and may become a
test case of International significance.
Fight for Lost Ground.
London Jan. 22. The battle for
the trenches in Flanders and France
continues almost without cessation
from the sea to the Swiss border. In
the mud of Flanders the floods of the
Aisne Valley and the snowsf the Ar-
gonne and the Vosges the soldiers of
Germany and the allied nations keep
up a continual fight.
According to a long official report
of the fighting during the last two
months Issued by the French war
staff today this method of siege oper-
ations largely7 has favored the allies
who while they have gained ground on
almost every part of the front have
been forced to give way In only one re-
gionthat of Soissona.
They are fcelng put to a how
ever similar to that which obliged
them to retire from north of the Aisne
near Soissons because the Germans
realizing the danger to their commu-
nications with Metz as a result of the
French advance near Pont-a-Mousson
have sent reinforcements there and
have begun a battle for the positions
they lost during the last week. The
Germans apparently have regained a
portion of them and fighting for the
remainder Is now in progress.
At other points particularly near
St. Mihiel and in Alsace there have
been Infantry engagements but on
the whole the artillery continues to
be the busiest arm.
The Russians have renewed their
offensive operations against Miawa a
town which has changed hands often
since the commencement of the war
and it appears they again will at-
tempt to envelop the German forces
which are holding the line of the Ma-
zurian lakes and avenge themselves
for the defeat at Tanneburg.
On the rest of the Polish front and J
in dalicia the Austro-Cerman attacks
are becoming more intermittent ac-
cording to the Russian report which
is generally brief when big events are
happening. The Russians continue
to make progress against the Austrian
outposts ill the mountains between Hu-
kowiim anil Transylvania.
The Hermans explain the action of
their airships in dropping bombs on
towns and villain In Norfolk Eng-
land by saying that they had been
fired on. llritish airmen in turn have
been busy in Belgium and according
to a report from Holland have ven-
tured as far as Essen Rhenish Prus-
sia where they destroyed buildings.
Holland has asked Germany for an
explanation of the report that the Ger-
man airships on their way to Eng-
land passed over Dutch territory.
Archduke Charles Francis heir to
the Austrian throne has arrived at
German headquarters on a visit to the
emperor and Baron Stephan Burlan
the Austro-IIungarian minister of for-
eign affairs is due there within a few-
days. It is expected the conference
of the Germanic allies will decide as
to whether the Austro-Germans will go
on with the expedition for the subju-
gation of Servia or turn their atten-
tion to the Russian armies which are
invading Hungary from the north and
east. With all her other occupations
England has found force to deal with
the "Mad" Mullah who has been stir-
ring up the tribes in Somallland and
attacking those friends to Great Brit-
ain. The Mullah's adherents have been
defeated and scattered.
The Durward carried forty tons of
provisions belonging to the American
Relief Committee In Belgium. The
British papers assert that this Is the
Inauguration of Germany's threatened
policy of sinking British unarmed
HIT HERE THIS
DROP OF FORTY-FIVE
A cold wave hit this section of the
state early tills morning and people
have a touch of real winter with clear
sky and a biting wind from the north.
Yesterday the maximum registered at
the local observatory was 65 degrees
this morning at 8:30 o'clock it had fal-
len to 20 a fall of 45 degrees. The
weather gradually became colder af-
ter day break at 6:30 a. in. the mer
cury registered 25 as against 20 atj
9:30. The sudden cold snap has notj
perceptibly affected the gas supply
and there was no complaint registered
from any one In the city.
STATE DEPARTMENT GIVES NO
CREDENCE TO REPORT THAT
VILLA IN PERSONAL QUARREL
SHOT AMERICAN AGENT.
Washington D. C Jan. 22. The
state department announced today
that it believes to he untrue the j
reports that Villa in a personal quar- j
rel shot George Carothers the Am-1
erican consular agent. i
Carothers in reporting his arrival
at Villa's headquarters yesterday
mentioned no trouble.
Death of Mrs. C. H. Mason.
Judge I. H. Masor received word I
this morning that his sister-in-law
Mrs. C. II. Mason of Versailles Mo. I
was dead. Mr. Mason left lmrae- j
diately for Versailles to attend the'
funeral. Deceased was 55 years of j
age and is survived by her husband
and five children. Mrs. Kd Allen ac-
companied Jude Mason to Versailles.
"Meet Mi at the Golden Gate"
IS NOT TRU
DISCUSSED PENDING BILL BE-
FORE NATIONAL CONGRESS
AND PASSED RESOLUTIONS EN-
The Chamber of Commerce met In
special session last night at tho
county court house and discussed the
bill that has been prepared to he
presented to the national congress
levying a tax of one per cent on all
goods sold in the state by foreign mail
order houses. If this bill should be-
come a law it would mean consider-
able revenue to the various counties
as an enormous business is done by
foreign houses in Oklahoma every
There are no figures available for
the years 1913-11 but for tho year
l'U2 the total mail order business
transacted in Carter county alone
was $123000 and it is safe to pre-
dict that the past two years has seen
a substantial increase in the figures
multiply this hy 77 the number of
counties In the state and an idea may
be obtained as to what the revenue
derived would mean to each county
in Carter county for 1912 it would
have amounted to fl 230.00 quite a
tidy sjnn toward current expenses.
The Chamber of Commerce were
unanimous In their endorsement of
the pending bill and passed resolu-
tions to that effect. The secretary
was instructed to take charge of the
affairs of the retailers association
and revive interest in that organi-
zation. Tile books and records of
the association are now In his hands
and will be kept by him in the fu-
ture. Quite a good deal of discussion has
been indulged in today over the mail
order proposition and the best means
of combating it.
"There is no use denying the fact"
stated one business man here this
morning while discussing the meet-
ing "that a lot of money Is taken
from this county every year and sent
to mail order houses out of the state
this money goes to purchase every
conceivable thing from furniture and
clothing to groceries and something
should be done to keep this money at
home." This was agreed to by those
present but one man who is not In
business at present also stated that
if local merchants could meet the
competition of the mail order house
they should advertise the fact and
let it be known among the class who
patronize out of s'ate houses. The
mail order houses spend millions in
advertising and it Is no wonder that
they get the business In order to
off set this the local dealer must
fight them with their own ammuni-
tion that Is advertise that the same
article can be purchased as cheaply
here plus the cost of transportation
as it can be any where on earth and
keep a bunch of mail order catalogues
on hand to substantiate the argument
if one ever arises.
Death of Charles McClaine.
News was received here this morn
ing of the death of Charles McClaine
which occurred at P.urcell this morn
ing. Mr. CcClaine was about 70 years
of age and was one ot the best known
citizens in the state. lie has been a
resident of what Is now Oklahoma
for many years and McClaine county
was named In his honor after state-
hood. 'His son CharleB Junior Is a resi-
dent of this city and is associated
with tho Carter County Abstract Co.
Details were not given as to Mr. Mc-
Claines' death or the date of the fun-
MANY NARROW ESCAPES.
Steamer Maryland Beached and
Burned to Water's Edge Today.
Baltimore Mr. Jan. 22. Many nar-
rowly escaped death today when the
steamer Maryland was beached uni
burned to the waters" edge near here
She carried 110 persons but all
are believed.to have been saved.
SEMI-MONTHLY PAY DAY.
Senate Labor Committee at Austin
Recommends Passage of the Bill.
Austin Tex. Jan. 22. The senate
labor ri'iumittee today recommended
the passage of the semi-monthly pay-
day law. The railroads before the
senate judiciary committee oppose the
bill to compel the railroads to erect
sheds to protect cotton on their plat-
forms saying that it would cost ten
HENRY FORD TESTIFIES
Auto Manufacturer Tells of Benefit of
Minimum Wage Scale
Washington I). C Jan. 22. Henry
Ford told the Industrial relations com-
mittee today that his live dollars a day
minimum wage plan increased his em-
ployes' bank deposits one hundred and
thirty per cent Increased their Insur-
ance policies and decreased drunken-
ness. THE CITY DADS
PETITION BEING CIRCULATED TO
INCREASE THEIR COMPENSA-
TION TO $25.00 PER INSTEAD OF
EIGHT AS AT PRESENT.
Ever since the city government was
changed from the old nldermanlc form
to the present thei'u has been com-
plaint that the pay of the commis-
sioners was not high enough to in-
dure good business men to take hold
of the city's affairs and that one
feature was the weak spot in the
present charter. Several weak at
tempts have been made to remedy
this defect but nothing ever came
of the effort. Now there Is another
movement on foot to increase the
pay of the city commissioners from
$8.00 to $23.00 per month a petition
has been prepared and is being cor-
culated hy (i. W. Hitter and others
and is being readily signed by the
tax payers of the city who Insist in
most cases that the compensation
should be fifty dollars instead of
twenty-five. The text of the petition
and the manner In which the pro-
vision may be brought about is set
forth below and Is the text of the pe-
tition being circulated.
To the Mayor and Hoard of Commis-
sioners of the City of Ardmore
We the undersigned voters and
residents of the city of Ardmore Ok-
lahoma do hereby urge request and
demand that you cause to 1)0 sub
mitted to the qualified electors p
said city of Ardmore the proposed
act herein following to be voted upon
at such time and in such manner as
provided by law said proposition be-
ing substantially as follows to-wit:
Shall proposed amendment No. 3
approved at special election held
March 10th 1913 be so amended
by striking out the words "each
member of the board of commission
ers shall be allowed and paid the
sum of $2.00 for each and every
meeting he shall personally attend
said meeting to be held at least once
each week. Provided that no mem-
ber of said board of commissioners
shall receive for his services a sum
to exceed $101.00 per year" and in-
serting in lieu thereof. "Each mem-
ber of the board of commissioners
shall receive the. sum of $23.00 per
month for their services as such
Hut two have announced as can-
didates for commissioners so far
Carter as commissioner from the first
and Slaughter as commissioner from
thp fourth wards will not be In the
race according to reports Carter Is
already a candidate for chief of po-
lice and Slaughter it is reported will
not accept the job under any consid-
eration so there is two to be provid-
ed for Fraley from the second and
Hoard from the third will probably
have no opposition as they are both
well versed in the affairs of the city
and are both capable men In whom
th tax payer; have confidence sev-
eral have hinted that they might be
induced to make the race In the
other two wards but so far no an-
nouncements have been received.
WANT TO PAY
HIS TALK AT COURT HOUSE
WILL BE OF MUCH INTEREST
TO BUSINESS MEN AND FARM-
ERS. PERFECT ORGANIZATION.
Col. C. C. French of Fort Worth
will speak to the people of Ardmore
and Carter county at the commercial
club rooms in the county court house
Monday afternoon at 2:30. He will
have a message for every business
man but will have a better message
for every farmer. County Demonstra-
tion Agent It. L. Scott has secured
him for this lecture and a truck as-
sociation and a farm shipping asso-
siatlon will bo organized. Accom-
panying Col. French will bo U. P.
Elrod farm demonstration man for
tho Frisco Railway Company.
After speaking here at 2:30 Col.
French Mr. Elrod and Mr. Scott
will go to Provence for a meeting
at night. Provence has a truck asso-
ciation and a chipping club at this
time. From Provence they will work
east to the east side of llryan county
and back north to Ada in Pontotoc
These farm shipping clubs have
been In operation iu Texas for a
number of years fanners gather
their stock and ship together each
firmer has his own brand and the
Stock Yards cooperate with the farm-
ers are careful to properly separate
the stock upon their arrival and each
man receives a check for his own
property-. The association is repre-
sented by a secretary w ho has charge
of the shipments.
UNITED STATES CRUISER SAN.
DIEGO DISABLED BY EXPLOSION
OF BOILER TUBE FOUR FIRE-
MEN DEAD NINE INJURED.
Washington D. C Jan. 22. Four
fireman wen billed and nine others
seriously injm c l aboard the United
States cruiser Sandiego yesterday off
Lapaz Mexico when a boiler tube
The Injured Includes D. Varnardo of
Port Arthur Texas.
BACK TO FIRST LOVE
Fort Worth Texas Jan. 22. Guy .
Waggoner son of the richest cattle-
man In the world was last night re-
married to his first wife Kathryne at
Vernon Texas. He was divorced from
his second wife two months ago.
"Jitney" Lines in Tulsa
Tulsa Okla. Jan. 21. Ten automo-
biles run on regular schedule and
giving service to all parts of the city
covered by the street railways start-
ed today in competition with the street
car companies. Five cents is the
charge per passenger.
Zapata to AttacK Puebla
Washington D. C Jan. 22. Official
dispatches says that the Zapata forces
are preparing to attack Puebla and
that the Carranza forces apparently
will evacuate without a fight.
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8 WEATHER FORECAST 8
8 New Orleans La. Jan. 22. 8
8 The weather forecast for Okla- 8
8 homa for tonight Is fair and 8
8 colder with cold wave in the ex- 8
8 heme eastern portion; Saturday 8
8 fair and not so cold In the west- 8
8 em portion. 8
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