The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 124, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 29, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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ARDMORE OKLAHOMA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 29 1916.
DUN WITHCUT ABATEMENT
POLICY EFFECTIVE TONIGHT
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ALTHOUGH GERMAN ATTACK AS A WHOLE HAS HAD
LESS DRIVING POWER SHIFTING FROM POINT TO
In Meantime French are Delivering Vigorous Counter Strokes
Hand-to-Hand Encounters Engaged in Last Night Near
Douamonl and French Claim Germans Were Repulsed
Germans Captured Village of Manhuelles but French
Have Drawn up to the Dot "y of the Town Germans
Occupied Small Section of I H Trenches in Lorraine
But French Claim Later to Ha . "iven Them Out Ber-
lin Announces German Progress the VVoevre Drive.
Capture of Five Important Towns . Taking of Sixteen
Thousand French Prisoners at Douan.
The bombardment north of
Verdun continues with intensity
although the German attacks
as a whole have less driving
power. The pressure is being
shifted from point to point.
Meanwhile the French are
delivering vigorous counter-
strokes. Hand to hand encoun-
ters occurred near Douamont
last night and the Germans
were repulsed according to the
French statement which says
that the Germans captured
Manhuelles village but that the
French drew up to the western
boundary of the town. The Ger-
mans ocupied a small section
of French trenches in Lorraine
but were driven out according
to the French report.
The German war office an-
nounces progress by the Ger-
mans in the Woevre drive the
capturing of five important
towns and more than sixteen
thousand prisoners at Doua
Petrograd declares that the
Turks are evacuating Trebi-
zond and the neighboring
Black Sea towns.
British February Losses.
London Feb. 29. The British cas-
ualties In all areas during February
total 7.1'J officers and 17.S17 men
according to published lists.
French Cruiser Sunk.
Paris. Feb. 29. The auxiliary
French cruiser Provence was sunk
in the Mediterranean Saturday it is
officially announced today. Two hun-
dred and ninety-six survivors rave
been landed at Malta. The minis'iy
of marine estimates the number of
survivors at eight hundred and sev-
enty. Italy Requisitions Ships.
London Feb. 29. It was announced
in the house of commons today that
Italy has requisitioned thirty-four of
the thirty-seven German steamers in-
terned in Italian ports.
German Attacks Repulsed.
P;iri.s Feb. 2!). Attacks by the
Germans to the north of Verdun
where the battle for the fortress is
still raging fiercely were driven back
by the French fire and counter at-
tacks according to the official com-
munication issued by the war office
Hand-to-hand encounters occurred
to the west of Fort Douaumont and
the Germans were driven from a
small redoubt which they had taken
At Fort Douaumont whore the
fighting has been heaviest the situa-j
tion is unchanged. In the Village of j
Douaumont a few hundred yards from
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New Orleans La. Feb. 2J.
The weather forecast for Ok-
lahoma for tonight is fair and
warmer in the western portion.
Wednesday partly cloudy.
Local Weather Report.
Highest temperature yes-
Lowest temperature last
Highest temperature samf
date four years ago. 5C
Lowest temperature same
date four years ago 29
NEW DEVICE FOR COTTON SINS
OWNED BY MAN NOW IN CITY
SAID TO BE MEANS OF POTTING
MONEY IN FARMERS' POCKET3.
C. W. Seguin of San Antonio Tex.
who has been in the cotton gin busi-
ness for 152 years is in the city look-
ing over local conditions with a view
of opening an office here.
Mr. Seguin is the inventor of a val
liable attachment for cotton gins that
will revolutionize- the ginning busl
ness if universally adopted. Ho is
the patentee of an attachment to gin
stands that will add from two to fif
teen dollars per bale to every bale
ginned. This especially applies to
what are termed "Dollies" which he
says can be made to bring the maxi
muni estimate over the original price
His company have opened offices in
Memphis for the purpose of getting
his appliance on the market. Mr. Se-
guin states that the cotton crop in
Oklahoma can he made to bring the
farmers over two million dollars more
than the usual price with his appli-
ance in use.
Mr. Seguin was in Oklahoma City
looking for a location when he was
induced by George Terry to come to
Ardmore which is nearer the center
of the cotton raising section of the
state. He states that the 1100 gins
In operation in the state have more
stands to the gin and gin more bales
to the stand than any other state in
the union. Mr. Seguin was non-committal
as to his future plans as h"
desires to Investigate more fully be-
fore deciding to locate an office here
LIFE SENTENCE FOR NEGRO
Governor Ferguson Commutes
tence of Negro.
Houston Tex. Feb. 20. Governor
Ferguson today commuted to life
imprisonment the death penalty of
HtMiry Tennel negro charged with
assault on a negro girl to life im-
prisonment the county authorities
here were informed today. The exe-
cution was set for February 1(5 hut
a thirty-day reprieve was granted by
HOUSE OF E. M. CREED
BURNED LAST NIGHT NEAR TA-
LOGA OKLA.. EODIES WERE
Taloga Okla.. Feb. 29. The bodies
of K. M. creed his wife three children j
pud two brothers w re found curly to- J
day in the ruins of the Creed farm
house which was burned last night
EXPLOSION IN DAVIS COAL COM-
PANY'S MINE AT KEMPTON W.
VA. ENTOMBS MANY.
THIRTY -NINE SAFE
Thirty-Nine Have Been Recovered
With Four Dead and Two Probably
Fatally Injured Rescuers Work-
ing to Reach Those Entombed.
Kempton v. Va. Feb. 2! Seventy-
one minors wore entombed in the
Davis Coal company's mine here today
' ty an explosion.
Thirty-nine of the men have been
recovered four of them dead and
two probably fatally injured. The
reminder were unhurt except those
still in the mine and the rescuers are
now working trying to reach them.
Fifty-two of the men have been
rescued alive while nine men are
still missing and six dead this after
Stockman Found Dead in Barn.
Lehigh Okla. Feb. 28. U. C. Koog-
ler a well-known stockman of Coal
County was found dead in his barn
at D o'clock Saturday morning with
his throat cut and a razor in his hand.
The verdict of a coroner's jury was
that he came to his death by his own
Funeral arrangements will be made
as soon as word is received from his
brother who lives in Kansas.
REPORTED THAT WIRT SAID TO
HAVE BEEN HAVEN FOR THE
ADDICTS OF THE PILL HAS
It was reported some time ago that
Wirt w as a good place in w hich to
live for the addicts of the drug that
soothes as the druz in all its var
ious ramifications was easily obtain-
ihle but since a special officer from
tr.o state and national government
has been known to be working in this
vicinity there has been a scattering
of the users of Hie drug and now
they say that "dope" of any kind is
extremely scarce in the oil Held
It is confidently expected that some-
thing is about to drop in the select
circle of users and vendors of the
drug and under the terms of the
Harrison act it is going to be rather
hard on those caught selling the stuff
in defiance of law. Kefore the Har
rison law went into effect all towns
in the southern .portion of the -state
were infested with those unfortunates
addicted to the drug habit as it was
infested will those unfortunates ad-
dicted to" the drug habit as it w as
but little trouble to secure the "dope"
but since that time there has been a
falling off until about the only ones
the officers have to deal with are
strays from other places who are
given short shift here.
It is alleged that considerable boot-
I legging of the stuff has been going
on lately and for that reason an in
vestigation was made to determine
the facts. The officer who was here
is evidently satisfied with his search
am! vaguely hinted that something is
E.'iing to haiipen in the near future.
Change in Time Card.
Effective Sunday February 27 the
O.. X. M. & P. railroad made a slight
t.l;)nf:e in its time card in the arrival
lrain. fro:l) tne wfst as fiiOW!i:
So. 2 whifh has heretofore arrived
nt 10:30. now arrives at 10:4.1 a. m..
and Xo. 4. which heretofore arrived
at C.;0 now arrives at 7 p. m.
ADVICES REACH STATE DEPART-
WENT OF KILLING OF AMERICAN
NEAR DURANGO MEXICO.
! Department of Justice Has Reports
That Diaz Left United States on the
Eighteenth for Vera Cruz State
May Start Another Revolution.
Washington. I). C Feb. 29. The
murder of li rover ('. Vara an Amer-
ican citizen by tho Villistas at his
home twenty miles north of Durango
la-t night was reported to the state
d partnient today in advices from
.M ' xico.
No details of the killing are given.
Diaz Left for Mexico.
Washington I). C Feb. 29 Reports
to the department of justice today
said that General Felix Hiax who
hopes to start a new revolution in
Mexico left the United States Feb-
ruary lsth on a ship from Tampa to
Tierra in the State of Vera Cruz.
Man Shot to Death at El Reno.
El Iletio Feb. 28. Thomas Iiaustert
a produce dealer of Okarche was shot
to death early tills morning presuma-
bly by a burglar at the home of a rela-
tive in this city w here he and his fami-
ly were visiting. A wife and a son 3
years old survive him.
CHAMBER OF COMMEPCE WILL
HAVE 1000 BUSHELS FOR DIS
TRIBUTION AMONG FARMERS
OF CARTER COUNTY.
The Chamber of Commerce lias
just placed an order for l.ou.) bushels
of Mebane cotton seed to .supply the
farmers of Carter counly this scm.-mi.
The seed wiil be here ready for dis-
tribution about the 1.1th of March.
All these seed have passed the gov-
ernment test and are guaranteed to
be absolutely true. The farmers will
be supplied with them at $1..10 per
bushel. Cotton seed are going to be
scarce in this county this season
and the farmers are warned to place
their orders early. The secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce is now
booking orders and they will he
supplied in the order in which they
are received. j
The time is rapidly approaching
when farmers will be compelled to
look for seed and by placing their
orders early there will be no delay
when the time for planting arrives.
Mail orders will receive prompt at-
tention or better yet let every farm-
er when in the city come to the rooms
of the Chamber of Commerce and
place his order personall.
GAS EXPLOSION WRECKS STORE
Several Thousand Dollars' Damage to
Building and Stock.
Guthrie Okla. Feb. 2S A gas ex-
plosion wrecked part of the store
building in which the Rucker-Hurton
Mercantile company was preparing to
open its new department store this
afternoon doing several thousand dol-
lars' damage to the building which
was owned by V. F. Sullz and as i
much mnm tn t)o in..b nt rrl Th.. i I
employes of the store escaped unhurt is' '1 market since January 1st and
but T. A. nae!:ett. a real estate manllP r.--t of the boom is unreached
who had offices in ilie second floor '' t. according to statements made to-
wns found in the basement badly i day. Kn n this tremendous prosjrl-
tut and bruised and suffering from in-!ty It is declared will be surpassed be-
ternal injuries. fore the close of the year.
ASSOCIATED PRESS INFORMED THAT THE NEW POLICY
OF GERMANY AS TO SUBMARINES WILL BEGIN AT
Lansing Has Assurances from German Ambassador However
that No Inoffensive Merchant Vessel Will he Sunk With-
out Warning Washington Officials Believe that Ameri-
cans Will be Safe and that Austrian and German Subma-
rines Will Take Particular Care Not to Attack Without
Warning Vessels Which Carry Americans Two Italian
Lines the San Guglielmo and the Giuseppe Verdi Cleared
from New York Today with Mounted Guns Aboard As-
surance Being Given that Armament Was Purely for De-
FOR VIOLATION OF PROHIBITORY
LAWS ONE CONVICTION YES-
TERDAY RESULT OF COURT
This morning in the district court
the jury in tht? case of the Slate vs.
Sieve Talkington el nl. after two and
one-half hours' deliberation returned
a verdict of guilty of . v iolating the
prohibitory laws as charged in the
indictment and assessed the punish-
ment of Steve Talkinglon at two
years in the penitentiary and a line
of one thousand dollars. Gus Talk-
inglon alleged associate in the busi-
ness was lined one hundred dollars
and given a thirty-day Jail sentence.
Notice of appeal has not been given
but will probably be given this after
Yesterday afternoon in the case of j
the State vs. Jack Cathery for the
.tamo offense the jury returned a ver-'
dirt of guilty and assessed the punish-1
meiit at thirty days in jail and a lino
of live hundred dollars.
The case of the State vs. George
Gordon charged with violating the
prohibitory laws is on trial this after-
noon. Trade Extension Trip
Iienlsoli Tex. Feb. 29. For the pur
pose of getting better acquainted with
the people along the M. K. & T. and
M. (). t G In Oklahoma the Denlson
Chamber of Commerce is arranging
for a trade trip on March 9th aH far
north as Tupelo Oklahoma. The trip
will be made by special train and the
party will he composed of about 100
representative business men of Den-
lson. A band will furnish music at
the various stops which will Include
Colbert Cab ra Durant Caddo Caney
Atoka Midway Lehigh Coalgate. (Vn-
tralhoina and Tupelo on the Katy;
("arita Wapanucka Coleman Keni-
fick Aihille and Kemp City on the
M. (). H G. The schedule showing
the time the special will arrive at
each point will be announced later.
STEEL ORDERS AGGREGATING
FOUR MILLION TONS PLACED
THIS YEAR CREST OF BOOM
New York Feb. 29. Orders aggre-
gating four million tons and valued at
- " 'i.i0i have bee il placed in the
CREST Of i
lUu-lin Feb. 20. The Associ-
ated Press was informed today
that Germany's new rule on
submarine warfare regarding
the treatments of armed mer-
chantmen positively will be ef-
fective at midnight tonight.
Cabinet Discussed It.
Washington Feb. 2!). Ger-
many's last communication on
submarine warfare was dis-
cussed in detail at today's cab-
inet meeting but conclusion
was withheld until the arrival
of supplementary data from
Italian Ships Have Guns
Washington 1). C Feb. 29. The
Italian liners Giuseppe Verdi and San
Guglielmo at New York with mount-
ed guns aboard were ordered cleared
today on assurances from the Italian
goverunient that their armament is
for defensive purposes only.
Claims Position Justified.
Washington Feb. 29. 'Germany in
a formal note presented by Count
von Ilernstorff to Secretary Lansing
Monday reiterated assuraiiceH regard
ing tlu; future conduct of mihmarlnu
fwarfare given in tho Lusllanl.'i case
declares thoso insurances have not
been modified by tho memorandum
setting forth its intention to treat
armed merchantmen of tho enlout
allies as auxiliary cruisers after miil-
night tonight and attempts to ins-
tify the issuance of the memorandum
by presenting evidence and assertions
designed to prove that the British
government lias Instructed merchant-
men to use their armament for pur-
poses of attack In violation of assur-
ances given the United States.
All things considered the state de-
partment is understood to feel that
the possibility Is more or less remotu
of difficulties arising In the near fu-
turo as a result of the new German
and Austrian policy. In the first place
officials believe that commnnders of
German and Austrian submarines wilt
talto particular care not to attack)
without warning nrmed merchant ves-
sels upon which there may be Ameri-
cans. This belief was strengthened by the
declaration In the German note re-
ceived today which was acquiesced
in by Austria through Fiaron Zwiedi-
nek charge of the embassy here that
the orders issued to the naval com-
manders were so formulated as to pre-
vent the destruction of enemy liners
"on account of their armament un-
less such armament Is proved."
Tulsa County Sheriff on Trial.
Tulsa. Okla. Feb. 28. The trial of
Sheriff James Wooley of Tulsa county
on charges of failure to enforce laws
against gambling and bootlegging be-
gan in the district court today.
The fact that even the small-
est local reader in The Ard-
morelte does not escape the
eye of the bargain hunter was
demonstrated when In Sunday
morning's Ardnioreite H. K
Crockett's T.lue Itell butter lo-
cal stated that he wan selling
this brand at 2.1c per pound.
Mr. Crockett was kept busy all
day Monday explaining that
the price should have read 35
cents and late Monday evening
he found time to phone us to
please help him explain the
error which we gladly do.
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