The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 56, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 12, 1915 Page: 1 of 16
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Santa Claus Has In His Pack Two New Oil Fields For Carter County-Graham and Fox
ARDMORE OKLA. SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 1915.
ALLIES RETIRE FROM SERBIA
FORCE NOT SUFFICIENT TO COPE WITH BULGARIAN-
TEUTON ARMY OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION MEN
ENGAGED AGAINST ENTENTE ARMIES.
Allies Continue to Fall Back Into Greek Territory but With-
out Suffering Losses S' S as they Endured when the Re-
treat First Began Safc i Denies Report Which Gave
London such a Scare t German Army Had Reached
Grevgeli near the Greek V'ian Border Conference
Outlining Future Campaign . "Mlies Held in Paris Yes-
terday between Premier Brian Secretary Gallieni for
France and Grey and Kitchene ' J England Immense
Crowds at Recrutin? Stations in land which will
be Kept Open Until Sunday Night to Continue Registra
tions for Military Service.
London Dec. 11. It is gen-
erally conceded that the allies'
f Afpoa in Serbia are inadequate
to cope with the Bulgarian and
Central Powers where their ar-
mies in the Balkans now as
stated by the Bulgarian pre-
mier are said to be more than
one million men.
The allies continue falling
back but without suffering
losses such as they endured
when the retreat first began.
A Saloniki dispatch denies
the report which gave London
such a shock that German
troops had reached Gievgeli
near the Greek-Serbian border.
Today was the last day of en-
rollment for military service
under Earl Derby's recruiting
plan and the crowds seeking
to enlist for military service be-
came so . great this afternoon
that it became necessary to con-
tinue the registration time until
midnight Sunday . .
Conference Held in Paris
Pnria Dpp. 1 1 . Questions of
urgent character concerning
the conduct of the war were
settled on a basis of complete
understanding today at a con-
ference between Premier Brian
and War Secretary Galieni for
France and Earl Gray and Kit-
chener for England. This in-
cludes a continuance of the Bal-
kan campaign and measures to
safeguard the military expedi-
tions at Saloniki.
Germans Evacuate Lemberg
Kiev Russia Dec. 11 It is report-
ed here that Leniberg Galicia is be-
ing evacuated by the German-Austrian
forces on account of an outbreak of
Munitions Plant Destroyed
Havre Dec. 11 The Belgian gov-
erment's munitions factories here
were destroyed by an explosion today.
Many persons were injured.
Greece to Demobilize. j
Athens. Dec. 11 The Greek gov-
ernment has made arrangements to de- '
mobilize its army and a decree to this .
effect will be Issued shortly. It is
learned on good authority that the al-
lies have renewed their energetic rep-
resentations of yesterday to induce
Greece to take instant action regard-
ing the facilities for allied troops at
Saloniki and a decisive move by
Greece is exprcted momentarily.
Will Retire to Saloniki
London. Dec 11. The forces of
France and England which have par- j
ticlpated in the Serbian campaign are
retiring from Serbian territory and
it Is believed that their destination
Is In the Saloniki region.
A. E. Frl'tchle of Enid president of
the Oklahoma State Ice cream mak-
ers association was In the city yes-
terday on business.
New Orleans. La. Dec. ll.
The weather forecast for Ok-
lahoma for Sunday Is fair and
Ill VIM MARTIN
MLiiii linn i I in
YOUNG MAN WHO SUFFERED A
BROKEN NECK SUCCUMBS AF-
TER MANY WEEKS OF CARE
Alvin Martin son of Dr. and Mrs.
V. H. Martin of Lone Grove who
it will be remembered broke his
neck last September while turning
a handspring on a wagon in Spokane
Wash. died Saturday at the home of
his parents Just one month after he
had been Jjrought back to his home.
U has been considered almost a
miracle that the young man lived as
long as he did but when two weeks
after the accident he apparently had
snniP chance for recovery was
! brought home and stood the long
j and tiresome trip wonderfully well.
I Since arrivine home however it has
been apparent that while the mind
was perfectly alive and active the
body was gaining no ' nourishment
and he gradually wasted away until
the end came.
The case attracted widespread at-
tention not only In this immediate
vicinity but throughout the entire
country and It was hoped that he
would eventually recover. Everything
that medical aid and science could
do has been done.
The 'entire community sympathizes
with the bereaved parents who are
widely known. Dr. Martin was at
one time president of Hargrove col-
lege and a prominent Methodist di-
vine. The funeral arrangements had
not been made last evening.
WILL SUCCEED W. F. BOWMAN
IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUN-
TY ATTORNEY FOR THE BAL-
ANCE OF TERM.
Yesterday afternoon County Attor-
ney A. J. Hardy announced that Ik-
would appoint J. A. Bass assistant
attorney in place of W. F. Bowman
who recently resigned. The appoint-
ment gives general satisfaction to all
the officials about the court house
and the Board of County Commission-
ers will no doubt confirm the ap-
pointment at the next regular meet-
ing. Mr. Bass has been a resident W
this city for a number of years. He
is a lawyer or ability and is known
throughout this section of the Mate.
He will be of valuable assistance to
County Attorney Hardy.
TUe Weekly Arinoriu reach e tne
BASS C SEN
Next Luncheon Thursday.
The next noonday lunch of the
Chamber of Commerce will be held
at the California Cafe Thursday Dec.
16 beginning promptly at noon and
coming to a close when the clock
The hotel and road proposition are
the two subjects to be discussed and
the committees are expected to make
their reports. The hotel committee
is negotiating with some local and
outside parties to form a big stock
company and build a hotel adequate
to the needs of the city for many
years to come. The hotel question
will settle itself shortly but the ques-
tion of a road to the oil fields is one
that is going to require some imme-
diate action if the city is to get the
full benefit of the Healdton oil fields.
OF THE OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL
LEAGUE IN SESSION AT NOR-
MAN FRIDAY AFTERNOON
CITY GOVERNMENT DISCUSSED.
Mayor Mullen of this city was
chosen president of the Oklahoma
Municipal League in annual session
at Norman Friday afternoon. Mayor
Mullen stated that the meeting was
the most successful in the history of
the league and that many questions
pertaining to governmental affairs
were discussed and some good ideas
The mayor said that the question of
"white ways" was one discussed and
he is more determined than ever to
see that Ardmore has one as soon as
the buildings ' along Main street can
be rebuilt. He has secured all the
necessary data and will be ready to
submit his plans in full to the public
as soon as the streets are ready to
receive the standards.
Mr. Mullen has secured the co-operation
of most of the property owner
along Main street who have agreed
to install uniform light standards of
cast iron to hold the lamps and he
feels. sure that he will have the help
of everyone interested in the at-
tractiveness of the city.
ONE MAN IN THIS CITY HAS
PAID OU.T OVER $20000 FOR
FOR THE NUTS SO FAR THIS
The pecan Industry of this section
has brought many thousands of dol-
lars to Carter county this season and
many more cars will be shipped if
the weather continues fair so that
the nuts can be gathered.
J. S. McCharen of this city has
paid out over twenty thousand dol-
lars for pecans and he is but one of
a number of buyers in the city who
make a specialty of carload ship-
ments. The pecan Industry is gradually
growing in this section of the state
and many of the native trees are
being budded with the big paper-
j shell variety of nuts which command
as high as fifty cents per pound on
the eastern markets. O. K. Darden
pioneer paper-shell pecan grower of
this section of the state has several
hundred native trees which have
budded and his Income without ex-
ertion will exceed that of the largest
cotton farmer In the state In a few
The force at The Ardmoreite office
was presented with a large bag of
cracked pecans yesterday morning by
Mr. McCharen. They were greatly
J. N. Dyer of Oklahoma City was
transacting business here yesterday.
AMERICAN NOTE TO AUSTRIA
DEMANDING DISAVOWAL OF
SINKING OF SHIP DELIVERED.
TO BE KNOWN MONDAY
Text Will Be Given Out For Publica
tion in Morning Newspapers of To
morrow United States Near the
Breaking Point With Austria.
Washington Dec. 11. The Ameri-
can note demanding that Austria-
Hungary disavow the sinking of the
Ancona and asking reparation for the
American lives lost thereon was de-
livered to the Austrian foreign office
The text will be given out for pub-
lication in the Monday morning news-
papers. Although all officials here
are silent over the negotiations with
Austria it is generally admitted that
diplomatic relations with Austria are
In grave danger of being broken off.
As grave a crisis as that attending the
negotiations with Germany regarding
submarine warfare now exists.
The question of continuing diplo-
mntif ri.hiiioiiH mav be said to de
pend' ttpon a satisfactory reply to
Secfl.'tary Lansing's note which is
ur- M. iMnnn.i nfflo rip.
UHfT Lljr vifiiuti
manning a disavowal of the sinking
of tlij Ancona" reparation for the
live(s lost and assurances that passen-
ger ships shall not be attacked with-
out warning or an opportunity for
non-combatants to take places of
Calais of the state Apartment
will not discuss the American note.
It Is taken for granted that the com-
munication must have been delivered
before this time.
So far as the Petrolite incident Is
concerned there probably will be no
action by the state department until
more complete reports are received
showine the exact circumstances un
der which the vessel was attacked.
If the tanker was shelled while trying
to escape in disregard of warning
from the submarine there would be
no complaint on that score.
Causes Drop in Cotton.
New York Dec. 11. Cotton fell
practically two dollars per bale today.
Hurried Decline at Opening.
New Orleans La. Dec. 11. Cotton
values shot down swiftly today break-
ing about $1.75 per bale on the first
thirty minutes of trading. The ten-
sion between the United States and
Austria-Hungary was responsible for
OF THE STATE SOLDIERS TO
COMPEL THEM TO RE-ADMIT
OLD SOLDIER WHO SAYS HE IS
M. C. Huzza through his attorney
Fred Ryburn has filed suit In the
district court against the trustees
of the state confederate home to
compel them to readmit him Into
Petitioner sets forth In his petition
that prior to August 1913 he was an
inmate of the home but that he was
discharged without cause and though
he has made repeated efforts o be
reinstated has been refused and prays
the court that the board of trust es
be compelled to re-admlt him and tu
pay alt costs in the action.
Huzia served throughout Mia war
in the army or northern Virginia ooJ
hli rerord In that respect hns been
a gord one but the authoritif 3 of the
home rtated that It is imposlhle to
get along with him. and ror th-.t rea-
son he wm expelled.
SUIT IS FILED '
ROBBERY IN HOUSTON
Contractor Forced to Give up Payroll
of Five Hundred Dollars
Houston. Tex. Dec. 11. An un-
masked bandit at the point of a pistol
today robbed (ieorge F. Norton a con-
tractor of lils live lir.mlred dollar pay
roll. Blood hounds have been placed
on the trail of the robber.
STOP ANOTHER VESSEL
New York Dec. 11. The American
steamer San Juan was hold up and
searched by a French cruiser accord-
ing to a message to her owners to-
day. Two second-class passengers were
removed. The San Juan was bound
from New Orleans to San Juan.
BENEVOLENT SOCIETY SWAMP-
ED WITH REQUESTS FOR AS-
SISTANCESOME ARE WORTHY
Friday afternoon Mrs. Curtis had
eighteen applications for assistance
at her office in the court house and
of this number Bhe was compelled
to do a lot of weeding In order to
eliminate the professional "moodier"
who has been trying to live off the
Benevolent Society for some time j
Many of these persons are "float-
ers" who Imagine that the Benevo-
lent Society is operating a free trans-
portation bureau and 'make requests
for tickets to places as close a?
Berwyn and as far away as Seattle.
Unless there are some good cinum
stances connected with their cases
they are told that walking is good.
Some of the neighboring cities have
learned that Ardmore has a bunch
of big-hearted women who will look
after all their 'wants regardless and
encourage their own undesirables to
make their way to this city. Some
of these will find a hard winter he-
fore them as the Benevolent Society
lias a card index of the really worthy
ones and after these are looked after
the others will be compelled to shift
The railroad relief committee has
some funds in its treasury but it will
require every dollar it has to take
care of those who suffered by the
recent explosion who are unable to
work. The committee does not pro
pose to feed the poor and needy
dumped here from other cities ana
those who arrive expecting it are
going to be sadly disappointed.
W. D. BENTLEY DIRECTOR OF
EXTENSION 'AND FARM EXPERI
MENTS SAYS AGENT MUST BE
V. I). Bentley director of farm
experiments for Oklahoma has writ
ten to F. K. West secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce . stating that
he Is willing to co-operate with
the Board of County Commissioners
and appoint a farm agent here pro-
vided the commissioners would au-
thorize the levy made by law for
Mr. Bentley states however that
the department would not consider
the appointment of a local man. as
It Is the custom to secure county
agents from other parts of the state
when the appointment was made and
Indicated that he would appoint Mr.
Garland of Marshall county provided
he could be secured and a suitable
salary paid him.
The matter will be taken up with
the county commissioners at their
next regular meeting and some dis-
position made with the matter.
FOR CARTER A
PRESIDENT OF CHINESE REPUB
LIC ACCEPTS THRONE TENDER-
ED BY COUNCIL OF STATE.
TWICE OFFERED HIM
Council Sent Yuan Shi Kai Two Peti-
tions Before He Accepted with Pro-
vision That He Continue as Presi-
dent Until Time for Coronation.
I'ekln Dec. 11. Yuan Shi Kai pres-
ident of the Chinese republic has ac-
cepted the throne of China tendered
him by the council of state.
The council sent Yuan Shi Kai two
petitions before lie accepted with the
provision that lie continue as presi-
dent until a convenient time for the
In recent years Yuan Shl-kai lias be-
come the most conspicuous personal-
ity of the Orient through his efforts
to bring his 400000000 fellow yellow
men into line as citizens of the new re-
public of China. The task of turning
tills most ancient and backward of
kingdoms Into a republic within whose
confines there was a fifth jof the
world's Inhabitants a republic four
times as large as the United States-
was obviously no easy one and the
man who attempted It did not escape
storms of criticism from those who
held that he was a dictator virtually
founding a new dynasty. But among
foreigners generally Yuan Shl-kai was
given credit for as able an administra-
tion as could be expected under the
Born in 1859 the son of a district
governor In the province of Honnn
Yuan Shi kai aspired to an official po-
sitlon but the rule was that official
life was open only to those who passed
in ancient classics.
He rose to great prominence through
his effective re-organization of the ar
my after the war witli Japan had
shown Its weaknesses. It Is generally
held that he assisted the Empress
Dowager in effecting a coup d'etat In
1898 by which lie wrested the throne
from the emperor Killing Shu and he
was popularly accused of betraying
RAIDS MADE ON AMERICAN SET-
TLEMENT IN YAQUI VALLEY-
APPEAL TO AMERICAN CONSUL
Topolobampo Mexico Dec. 11. The
Yaquis are again on the warpath and
are raiding the American settlement
in the Yaqul Valley. An appeal has
been sent to the American consul at
Guaymas for protection of Americans.
No casualties are reported among the
Americans. Admiral Winslow has or-
dered the cruiser Raleigh to proceed
to Barl Bay the nearest port to the
9 i r.
Holiday Shopping Plans
Only 11 Shopping Days
AGAIN DfJ THE
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