The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 125, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 2, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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ARDMORE OKLA. TUESDAY MARCH 2 1913.
4:00 P. M.
SEES I DANGER
President Wilson Declared American Neutrality is Not
Endangered Will Continue Efforts to Have Bel-
ligerents Respect American Shipping Carrying Non-
Contraband Says No Nation Has the Right to
Change the Rules of Warfare Will Send Note to
England Enquiring what Means will be Used by the
Allies to Enforce the Blockade of Germany Aus-
trians Said to Have Executed Two Hundred Civil-
ians at Stanislau Galicia recently Charging Of-
fenses Against the State Hundreds of Prisoners
Arriving in Lcmberg with Frozen Legs Germans
Claim to have Repulsed French in Champagne w ith
WASHINGTON D. C March 2. President Wilson
announced today that the United States will send a note
to England inquiring what means will be used to enforce
the blockade of Germany.
Wilson said yesterday's note outlined only the very
general terms of the blockade without defining the
'means of making it effective.
The President said "no nation has the right to
change the rules of warfare because methods are
He ?aid the United States would continue to try to
make the belligerents respect American shipping car-
rying non-contraband. He said he believed there was
no danger to the United States' neutrality.
Austrians Execute Civilians.
LEMBERG Galicia March 2. When the Austrians
recaptured the town of Stanislau Galicia recently they
executed two hundred civilians mostly of Austrian birth
charging offenses against the state.
Hundreds of prisoners are arriving here many with
frozen legs. All except the Germans are in rags.
The prisoners here include Turks. The Russians
warned the Stanislau victims before evacuating that city
to flee but they refused. The Austrians arrived there
with prepared lists for those to be executed.
Rhcims Bombarded Again.
PARIS March 2. An official statement says that
Rheims was bombarded again yesterday with fifty
shells. In the storm all day yesterday the French ad-
vanced about Perthes. The French also made one small
gain in the Vosges.
French Attacks Repulsed.
BERLIN March 2. An official statement says the
Germans repulsed the French attacks in Champagne in-
flicting heavy losses. The Russian advance toward East
Prussia has been checked.
Attack on Dardanelles Resumed.
LONDON March 2 While most of the reports
agree that the Dardanelles bombardment was halted by
the mist some reports claims that it was renewed yes-
An unnamed Russian admiral has joined the allied
The batteries of the two forts guarding the narrow-
est portion of the straits are reported to have been de-
stroyed. A British collier reports that a submarine rose for-
ty yards distant last night and that its torpedo missed the
collier by only a few feet. The collier thereupon rammed
and sank the submarine.
Executions Occur Daily.
Manila. March 2. Singapore steam-
ship passengers report executions
there daily as a result of the mutiny
of the Indian regiment of the British
army. It is reported that hundreds
of mutineers are still at large.
German Dirigibles Destroyed.
Paris March 2. A French official
note announces that four German
dirigibles were destroyed recently.
Weather Delays Attack.
Ixjndon March 2. The attack of
the allied fleet on the Dardanelles
has been interrupted. The .ff.oldl
irormation bureau isc;:fQ a state
i-rr Monday saying thai the opon-
t'ons were being d2:ayt(i l-y ba1
The statement follows
"The operations In ib Dardanelles
nr." again delayed at unfavorable
-THher. A strong nor. -tea.-iterly gale
is blowing with rata and mist.
IN EUROPEAN ill
vhich would render long-range fire
end aeroplane observation difficult."
Plan for New Capitol.
London. March 2. The flags of
Great Britain and France now are
flying at the entrance to the Darda-
nelles over the Turkish forts reduced
by the sea power of the allies.
While it would appear to be a fact
that the allied fleet has reached Cha-
nak fifteen miles Irom the Medit-
erranean entrance to the straits the
British press warns the public not to
expect the Immediate fall of Constan-
tinople. Nevertheless the operations
of the British and French warships
against the sea defenses of Constan-
tinople are creating" a tremendous
stir in the near east. BYusa In
Asiatic Turkey has been selected
by the Turks as their new capital
in case it becomes necessary to evac-
uate Constantinople. The Germans
In Turkey It is declared wanted the
Turks to move to Adrianople.
Racing Bill to Governor.
Little Itoek Ark.. March 2. The
senate today passed the bill re-establishing
racing. It now goes to
Canadians Capture Trench.
London March 2. The Oritish of-
ficial report says yesterday morning
the Princess Patricia's Canadian light
infantry captured one German trench
with great dash killing eleven oc-
cupants and driving out the others.
BEFORE GOOD ROADS BILL WILL
PASS. IT MUST BE MODIFIED
TO RETAIN HIM OR THERE'LL
BE "NOTHING DOING."
"The good roads bill In its present
form is never going to pass the sen-
ate until an amendment Is made re-
taining Col. Sidney Suggs the present
state highway commissioner in of-
fice" said county commissioner Jas.
It. Taliaferro this morning who has
been in Oklahoma City for a few days
and was a frequent visitor to the
house and senate while there.
"I. as a citizen of this county de-
sire to go on record as being in fa-
vor of the sentiment that would re-
tain Col. Suggs in his present posi-
tion .lust why some of the legisla-
tors have it in for the Colonel is more
than I am able to figure out. He has
done more in the interest of good
roads in Oklahoma and Indian terri
tory without pay and without praise
than nny man in the southwest and
just what they want to eliminate the
only practical man the state has for
this position and put in a theorist is
beyond me but I want to tell you that
tiie senate is not going to do it and
Col. Suggs is going to be the state
highway commissioner of Oklahoma."
Mr. Taliaferro stated that Kelly
Brown our representative from this
county was a staunch advocate of Col.
Suggs and was doing all he could pos-
sibly do to see that he was given a
square deal by the legislature.
DISAPPEARING PEACH TREES
OF COLORADO ORCHARD
Some of the Colorado fruit grow-
ers on the eastern slope of the Rocky
mountains have adopted an ingen-
ious method for protecting their peacli
orchards during the winter season.
The plan which has been found to be
a meritorius one consists of bending
the trees down to the grontid cover-
ing their branches with hay or straw
and then burying them under about
two inches of soil in much the same
way as blackberry and raspberry
bushes are cared for in cold climates.
Although In the past the peach trees
in this section suffered much damage
and frequently were killed outright
during the winters by this method
of culture they are surviving sever-'
weather without difficulty and ber-
ing good yields of fruit. The method
is fully explained in the March Pop
ular Mechanics Magazine.
Mines Are Sanitary.
McAlester Okla.. March 1. Con-
sidering the fact that practically all
of the coal mines in the McAlester
field are located upon leased lands
where improvements must revert to
the Indian owners after the mines
are abandoned sanitary conditions
in the home life of Oklahoma miners
is comparatively satisfactory accord-
ing to Joseph If. White sanitary
engineer with the bureau of mines
who has. just concluded a general
survey of the McAlester field. Mr.
White is collecting data from all
mines in tne United States.
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WEATHER FORECAST. tt
tt New Orleans La. March 2. K
it The weather forecast for tt
tt Oklahoma for tonight and ?
it Wednesday Is rain; warmer 8
it tonight; colder in the western it
it portion Wednesday. tt
ANARCH ST 0
CARNEGIE i ROCKEFELLER VAN-
DERBILT AND OTHER WEALTHY
AMERICANS TO BE KILLED.
Frank Abarno aged Twenty-Four Ar-
rested by Oetectives as he Hurled
Bomb at Altar of St. Patrick's Ca-
thedral Beginning of Outrages.
New York. Mar 2. An anarchist
plot to murd'T Andrew Curnegie the
Rockefellers and Vanderbilt and dy
namite Wall Street banks and terror-
ize litis city yas nipped in the bud
by detective today when they arrest-
ed Frank Abarno aged 24 just after
he had hurled a lighted bomb at the
altar of St. Patrick's Cuthedral while
eight hundred worshipers were in it
A detective who had gained the an
archist's confidence and discovered
the plot knelt beside him when the
bomb was thrown preventing his
throwing other bombs while other de
tectlves leuped to the altar extinguish
iug the bomb.
The police say that after the de
struction of the cathedral other out
rages were to occur rapidly.
The bomb was made mostly of
round iron knobs wrenched from
Iron fences in front of the homes of
wealthy New Yorkers. Detective
Baldo who revealed the plot was
himself detained under arrest at
MORE INTEREST PAST TWO DAYS
THAN EVER BEFORE. MANY
WHO HAVE BEEN IDLE NOW AT
Yesterday was the first day or the
diamond ring period in the Ardmore-
ite's Golden Gate-Automobile Contest
and marked the beginning of what ap-
pears will be the most actively con-
tested period in the great premium-
getting campaign. Several of the
young ladies have been to the Ard-
nioreite and examined the beautiful
gem and have pronounced it all that
it has been advertised. Tills added in-
ducement is proving a great Incentive
to work and together with the beauti-
ful weather which prevails it is a
safe prediction that during these next
fifteen days in which the ring will be
awarded to the contestant who shows
the highest count on subscriptions
the most efficient work of the contest
will have been done. The contestants
who are organizing their friends to as-
sist them realize the tremendous ad-
vantage to be gained by concerted ef-
fort. In fourteen days from now the win-
ner of tills valuable preniTum will be
not only the recipient of a most valu-
able reward for her work but will by
reason of the votes secured during this
period be more than elhjlble to win-
ning the grand prize of automobile
at least one of the distict trips to the
Great Panama-Pacific exposition. On-
ly a few weeks more remain in which
to work in the contest and every con-
testant is urged to make the best
of the psychological moment In which
to turn the tide of the campaign to
their side of success as winners. In
the last analysis the winners will be
those who have devoted the most
time the most intelligent enthusi-
astic and persistent effort. No fac-
tor in a contest is quite as import-
ant in placing your standing at the
top of the list as the application of
every precious moment Your success
in a very large measure will be de-
pendent upon the value you plice up-
on the next fourteen days.
SLAV AND Bill
BOMB HURLER CAUGH
WITH A RUSH
ALL ARE BUSY
GOVERNOR NOT TO INTERFERE.
Mexican to Be Hanged Tomorrow for
Implication in Murder.
Austin Tex. March 2 - -Governor
'Ferguson has declined to interfere in
the case of Federieo Sanchez under
sentence to hang In tho Live Oak
county jail at Oakville March 3 for
implication in tho murder of County
Jailer Harry Ilinton last December.
The governor has had the case up
for consideration for several days.
The principal grounds for asking com-
mutation of the death sentence to
life imprisonment was thai Sanchez
was under seventeen years of age.
HARDWARE STORE OF T. K. KEAR-
NEY GUTTED AND STOCK DE-
STROYED BY FIRE LAST NIGHT.
ORIGIN OF FIRE UNKNOWN.
Fire entailing a loss of approximate-
ly $211.1)111) on stock and building was
the result or last night's blaze in the
hardware establishment of T. K. Kear-
ney on Hast Main street.
The lire was uiscovered about mid-
night in a vacant room upstairs at
lit! Fast Main street in the rear of
the rooms occupied by the Fagles
lodge and before the fire was under
control the vacant east half of the
building which was unoccupied down
stairs and the west half which was
occupied by Kearney's hardware store
and automobile establlshcnient was
completely gutted and the stock of
hardware practically destroyed as
well as a warehouse that extended
from the main building to the. alley In
the rear. There was some delay in
getting the alarm to the fire station
and this delay had a great deal to
do with the final result of the fire. Sev-
en lines of hose were laid and the
pressure was anything but satisfacto-
ry. An elevator In the store fell and
came near catching one of the fire-
men who was at work under it at the
The upper rooms over the
hardware store were occupied by Den-
nis Fitzgerald as a cotton office and
his effects were a total loss.
Insurance was carried on the build-
ing but the stock was uninsured ac-
cording to a statement of Mr. Kear-
ney. Fortunately there was very lit-
tle breeze stirring last night or the
lire might have been far more serious
situated as it was in the heart of the
business district. The patients in the
Rose Croix hospital which Is next
door to where the fire occurred were
moved to Johnson's drug store until
alter the fire was under control and
the slight damage done to the plaster
in some of the rooms of that institu-
tion caused by an explosion of gas
could lie repaired.
The Kagles lodge was also without
insurance and their loss is estimated
to be about seven hundred dollars.
J. G. Lynch night engineer at the
flour mill while assisting to remove
patients from the Rose Croix hospital
fell down the stairs and severely in-
jured his knee. John Varnell and Ben
Scott two operators at local picture
shows were first on the scene of the
fire and rendered valuable assistance
In removing the patients.
C. T. Sikes and C. P. Smith whose
office for the Western Rig and Lum-
ber company was located In this
building succeeded in saving their
typewriter and some other property
but the majority of it was consumed.
P. P. Kearney lost about two thou-
sand dollars' worth of tools and auto
accessories which were in the shop
on the second floor of the building.
He carried no insurance on thi3 prop-
erty. Only one auto was In the
building at the time and this was
Mr. Kearney stated this morning
that he would rebuild and resume
business as soon as the loss could
This is the biggest fire that has
occurred in this city for a number
Another Break in Wheat.
Chicago I1L March 2. May wheat
broke to HI 1-2 today on the ru-
vnra that Turkey will seek peace.
HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGAT-
ING COLORADO STRIKE ALSO
Committee Charges Colorado State Mi-
litia with Acts of Lawlessness and
Moral Acts Unfit to be Published in
Committee's Report to the House.
Washington D. C Mar. 2. A
scathing urralgnnient of the Colorado
militia fur its treatment of the strik-
ing miners and their families is con-
tained In the report toduf of tho
house committee which investigated
the Colorado strike.
Referring to John 1). Rockefeller
for disclaiming responsibility in the
Colorado field the report says:
"The absentee owners and direc-
tors cannot escape moral responsibili-
ty for the conditions In the proper-
ties where they are Interested.
"The percentage of futilities in
Colorado is larger than in any other
state" the committee says. "This
shows that something was wrong with
the mine management."
The report also criticizes Rockefel-
ler sharply as follows:
"He may win the strike by starva-
tion under a false banner of liberty
for the worklngmen but we do not
believe he can maintain peace under
such conditions as ex hit in Colorado."
The report charges the Colorado
militia with lawlessness also immoral
acts unlit to print in the report. The
report declares that men were thrown
into jail on slight provocation and
not given a chance to prove their in-
nocence. BERNHARDT IS DOING WELL.
Physician in Charge of Actress Says
Daily Bulletins Will Cease. '
Bordeaux via Paris March 1. Dr.
Denucc who is in attendance upon
Madame Sarah Bernhardt whose
right leg was amputated last week
said in his bulletin today that the
condition of the patient continues ex-
cellent and that hereafter the usual
daily bulletin will be omitted.
Madame Bernhardt continues to
receive a large number of messages
daily. Many of them come from
friends in the United States.
ADJOURNMENT PLAN LOSES
Senate Defeats Resolution to Adjourn
Austin Tex. March 2. The sen-
ate today defeated the resolution to
adjourn the legislature March 13.
There is now talk of running the
session .until April 11 to complete
action on platform pledges. All nor-
mal school bills will be withdrawn
In favor of a new bill favoring a
central west south and northeast
Texas normals. The Katy compro-
mise investigation resolution was
reported unfavorably. The punch
and chicken salad injunction hearing
has been postponed until next week.
NO EXTRA SESSION
President Wilson Says No Special
Session Will be Called
Washington D. C March 2. Presi-
dent Wilson said definitely today that
he has abandoned the plan for an ex-
tra session immediately after March 4.
Houston Plan Unconstitutional.
Houston. Tex. March 2. The dis-
trict court today declared the Hous-
ton plan of taxation unconstitu-
EIGHTY MEN ENTOMBED
Hinton W. Va. March 2.
F.ighty miners were entombed
by an explosion today. There
is small hope of rescuing
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