Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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NEWS OF ALL THE
WORLD EVERY DAY
'LEST WE FORGET"
1225 MORE DAYS OF GORE
A Newspaper of Character
FIJI I. ITASrn WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PISS 3 BILLIONS
I R-CRIITION AGENCIES ARE
-SWAMPED SO HADLY" EXACT
VUil REK INOUTAINAm-E.
GOAL HOW 5 BILLIONS
ITiMrt rinanUm ill SI Unils Mini
Other Districts Wlilch Hail Deen
lUinix-rliiR Hie I-llH-riy I .mm Was
O.rrrUluVil In Yrslcrilay's Drive.
VYaidiiiigloii. Oct. Ti-'iiMiry of lie-
i.ils announced tolny their conviction
thiit Liberty loan mbscrlpilons listd
passe' tin' $30(O.Iiooiimi murk mill was
well n the way I. the $;.utO.n0t.O0
Indleutains in 11 o'tlnck lluit Liberty
lay sales Lad curried the t t Jtl to up-ln-o.-4imii.tcly
$:jCOOueo0"0 If not beyond
t hat ui.
Hu. taliih officially nixirlnl to the
lcdcrul lit p bunks Ui to tllf cIlISC
if tnisim night with several re-
Krtn from banks missing ap
proximated $2 ifcftOO.
Dunks retorted . 'V nubm -riptlor.s
tutallinK more tlmn . w '"Oou. but this
xum officials say. rep h only a
fraction of what was rcully .tiretl dur-
iug the day. The full extent of the
Liberty day drive will not be known
before the cumpaign closes Saturday.
"A Hood of telegrams from every purl
of the country." the treasury deport-
ment announced "told the same story
of subscription agencies swaniped so
ftadly that there was no K.ssibillty of
making 'accurate estimates of yestor-
iiuy'n stile lforo tonight at the earliest.
"The sale already Is a Success it te
felt for the country lias achieved the
minimum hut that in not enough. The
purport to hull $.".000000000 worth of
lxir.d.1 is born of a desire to thow the
world and particularly the enemy of
liberty what America can do.
"No section of the country can be
said longer to be asleep to the meaning
of tho oale. Until yesterday the Dal-
las and Atlanta districts and certain
parts of the middle went were causing
groat concern more In fact that any-
me other than those in direct communl-
ation with the tliHtriet coniinitteeH equld
realize. Rut they came through with
dying colors. Totlay they are moving
swiftly ulong. intent on achieving their
Pro-Germanism IK feateL
Neat to the glowing reports from lkil-
lus and Atlanta the most encouraging
ni'WH of the day came from St. Ixniis
district. It paused its minimum mark
of $!2000000il und yet sail for its max-
imum of $'..'00000000. Tills is particu-
larly gratifying because workers there
have had to contend with pro-Germanism
ami apathy. The latter asserted
itself strongly in certain sections of
lower I Hi iioik Arkansas and Missouri.
I'.ut yesterday all of these sections came
to the scratch. "
ARBI 1 LONDON
MEKICAN STATESMEN WILL VIS
IT HATTLEFIELDS IX FRANCE.
SOMK GO TO ITALY.
London Oct. "T. A party of ten
American congressmen has arrived in
iOndon. They are beginning an unof-
ficial tour of the war area in order to
acquaint themselves with existing condi-
tio!!. A number of former congress-
men also are in the party. They pur-
IMiso to visit the battlefields in France
:tml uimo nf them will iro to Italv.
The party will visit the house of
commons tomorrow aud Ambassador
Page will give a dinner in their honor.
The members of congress In the wir-
ty are Parker of New Jersey Taylor
of Colorado Johnson of Washington.
Goodwin of Arkansas. Stevens of Ne-
braska. Dill of Washington Hicks of
New York. Miller of Washington. Tim-
berlake of Colorado ami Dale of Ver-
mont. McADOO TO WASHINGTON.
Charlotte N. t. Oct. 2.'.. Secretary
-McAdoo returning to Washington from
bis tour of tiie country in the Interest of
the second Liberty loan made a brief
address to several hundred citizens nt
the railroad station here today. lie
had planned to spend the day in Char-
iot tee hut cancelled his appointment in
order to return to Washington to lie ut
his office on the day set for the cln
of the loan campaign.
For Ardmore and vleinitj: Tonight
and Friday cloudy colder.
I iklahoma: Tonight cloudy . ain in
north portion; colder; Friday cloudy
Kast Texas' t jnl-'ht cloudy colder in
north portion; Vrithty cloudy colder.
West Texas; Tonight and Friday
cloudy; probably tain or snow In the
RI.IIEI.LION IN ENEMY AIC.M1KS
roNTixi ics to iitv. cwr-
TlHKIi OKKHKICS HAY.
CIVILIANS ARE RESTIVE
Population in (.ciieral ItetiuimlliiK to
Know Why War l IToltiiigdl KIMIhk
of I'russl.ui Officer by JIU .Men In
ronflrined V!h Slip! I 'lve TlmeH.
tlly the Assocla'Atl 1'iessj
With the Liltlsh Arml"M In lvalue.
OcioImt 21. Thfl reiiori mat liritldi
troops had found a f trrnnn -f Il -T who
had been exwuteil by his own S'iMlois
the b.Hly having the hands lio'inl be-
hind the back lias been confirmed. The
incident occurred at a redoubt south of
I'oclruiipcllc during the ncent (Ightln.
Thore were fourteeg Cerinan soldar.i
and young ofllcern holding this place.
When the Drltlsh titMips stormed this
rcdotiht the German soldiers surren-
dered and the lirlllsh found the dead
oftlcer wlt'i live bullet wounds In his
body. The ivason for his execution wan
that the men desired to surrender and
ho refused to give up his stronRliold
without a struggle.
Ofllcero Lilng C'ontnJ.
This affair is another link tending
to substantiate statements mails by
prisoners that tlio German officer com-
manding certain bodies of troops along
the I'landers front are losing control
over their men. There is no doubt that
there haa bep.i a serious deterioration
in the 'morale in many of the German
i-ooih in this region.
I'.ut tho German lighting machine
in recognized as siitl being a powerful
One non-commissioned officer belong-
ing to the Tenth Havarian division as-
serted that desertion in the Germtn
renr were frequent and cited the case
of thirteen men who had deserted de-
claring that they were goin? home.
Four of these men were brought back
to their company as prisoners but the
captured officer did not know wheiner
any of them had been 'punished. Tie
added that this was not an exceptional
Captured Ofmers Talk.
A captured officer 'of the JVussian
Guard reserve division said th'it the
morale lit Germany was bad ami that
the civilians were raising n outcry as
to why the war was being proWnged.
Throughout the country he said there
was talk of an end to the Hnhenzollcrru
and the establishment of a republic.
The morale in his own division ho
characterized as bad. He further wild
that the authorities had called up the
190 class in Iirunswick. Germany was
suffering from a serious shortage of
horse.-s and there was a great scarcity
of canvas as a result of which the
manufacture oT tents bad virtually
ceased the captured officer asserted.
Another officer prisoner had charge
of the guard in a German prison camp.
There were Iiritish French and Hus-
slan prisoners there. The food was not
good he said and a number of deuths
hail occurred from "hunger and ty-
phus." MORE DELAY IN
Fed Tul Judge Campbell i--vrsrd tu n t
.irj.'in this . rcniMUi ui.nl J i in. lo
give the attorneys representing the. de-
fendants ill the draft resistance! cases
more time in which to confer with I'. .S.
District Attorney McGinnis looking to n
compromise by which a number wll
probably enter pleas of guilty and i.th "rs
will be tried in classes. Some vt the
attorneys for the defense deur a r -
cess of court until Monday :v !i vi.'T
that time will be saved by thi-5 aii-an;;e
The defendants are divided into three
classes. The first are those who. us of
liccrs of the Working Class I'ni in a id
other organizations wire Instrumental
in getting iiieiiilH-rs to join and actv.l
as leaders of the movement. Tile sec
ond class are those who. as Member.'.
I articipi:tc.l in th" violences cotnniUted.
and thi third are those who. although
niemiiers. counselled against violence
and did not participate and also tluwe
who were csught in the dn vnet us
lympathl '.era and abetters.
It is the desire of Judge Campbell
ind l S. Attorney McOinnis to br
is lenient as the cause of Justice will
lerinlt. For this reason this time for
inference I. as been given and may
t.p extended. It Is believed that by
thi.-. course the work of the ti rm will
I expedited and the ends of Justice
Another reason foe lelay is that a
nctr.'oer of attorneys employen. who
t-cprcscnt defendants in the different
rla-.'.i li.ve falli d to come to an agree-
ment :is t. what Is b-t for thel.- clients.
Sir William Ilersrhe! Pies.
Loi'.'lo. Oct. I.. ir William James
Ilerschel. dbicoverer and deveoHT if
the system of h'ent ificstion by finger
prints did yesterday lie mas born In
RUSSIA TO DEMAND
ALLIES MAKE PEACE
retn.grail. Wednesday. Oct. 24. M.
r'kolH-leff delegate of the woi Union's nnd
soldiers' councils to the coming Inter-
allied conference at Tails declared at
a meeting of the congress of peasants'
deputies tiwlny thnt the I"arls conference
must state frankly the conditions on
which the allies lire willing to make
peace and that the war must bo finished
In tho shortest period possible. A for.
mtilu of peace without annexation ami
indemnities he added must Is" express-
Itussls. M. Skobeleff said must settlo
her internal quarrels liefoie tho con-
ference. Otherwise tho conference
knowing the weakness of KuhkIu might
make conditions which would be un-
acceptable. 25 ENEHT PIJNES
iFUK.Ndl IMLOTS MAKK IIKAVV IV
KIH ON GF.IiMAN AF.KIAL
I CUAKT WAR OFFICE SAYS.
ARMY MOVES AHEAD
Huns Astonished by Hapldlly ami Ex-
lent of French Hiiwe in Tuesday's
Offensive. Keem Momentarily Stunned
IjiUii Alnmn in Wonderful Work.
I'aris est. 2.1. Twenty-five German
airplaijes were bniught down by French
pllot.i last night or. compiled to land
In n damaged condition the war office
Further progress wns made last night
by the French on the Alsne front be-
tween Chavingnon and Mont des Singes.
The French war office statement Issued
this afternoon says that the farm of
Itohay was captured by the French and
rhat a number of prisoners were taken.
(I K K WORK Y FRENCH.
Overwhelm Enemy by Surprise Attack
When Advance Came Tuesday.
(I!y Associated IVess).
With the French Armies In France.
Oct. '.'4. The German astonished by
the rapidity and extent of the French
sucec-H in Tuesdays' Isittle seemed mo-
mentarily stunned but it is probable
that they are engaged in moving their
artillery to the rear.
I 'rlaoni.ru arriving today appear to
have suffered great privation. JHftr;
lack of supplies during the French ar-
The French aviation service Is prais-
ed for its work. During the attack it
rendeied immeasurable .service working
under unfavorable conditions. The air-
men flew over the French infantry
when they were making the attack and
when the airmen saw German infantry
assembling for a counter-attack they
advanced at an altitude of hs than 100
yards showered machine gun bullets
upon the soldiers and brought alKiut
dispersal of the assemblage.
All the airships participating in the
battle were riddled with bullets. One of
them fell blazing among the French
troops. The pilot was uninjured and
run to the nearest battalion commander
with the highly valuable information
of German preparation for Immediate
on the northern Russian front north-
east of llign. thf Germans lire contin-
uing their voluntary withdrawal no
authoritative explanation of whieh has
yet been given. I'etnwud says the
movement has jilrendy called them back
15 miles in some sectors swinging the
line southward to around within a dozen
miles of the Uvina. bridges roads and
buildings have been destroyed in the
Meanwhile the German operations
uitnetl at securing a firm fisithdld on
the Kstlionian coast north of the Gulf
of Riga are nueting with jioor suc-
cess. After last week's landing on the
Werder s-ninsula. the Germans made
an attempt to land another force a few
miles to the north but were fucccss-
fully resisted by the Russians. Yes-
terday they tried again this time eight
miles smith of tie' peninsula. Once
mine the Kussi;n artillery the was too
much for the landing force and the
Germans were drlvt n off.
General I'etain did not content himself
with the wide swi-cp of ground gained
southeast of Laon in Wednesday's great
drive on the Alsne front when more
than K.aiO prisoners and seventy gum
were also taken. His troops pushed out
again from the central sector of the
new line last night ntxiut mklway be-
ween Mont Des Flnges and Chavlg-
non. progressing" as far as the Kohav
'arm. This local thrust carried the
French advance her? to a total of ap-
roximately two nnd three-oaarter miles
'ram tho line whence Wednesday's at-
tack was launched.
Apparently the Germans have at-
tempted no counter-attacks in efforts to
oust the French from any of the gained
General Cadorna's skill and strategy
which made possible the capture of th'
heights on the eastern bank of the Ison
to Is being put to the test by a stron"
Autnvertnan offensive on the front
from Flitzch to the Itainslzra plateau
northeast of Gorizla. The first blow has
OKLAHOMA THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 1917.
I'idc J. T. Coleman.
JTiirjioriuni A. It. Itlldle.
i'rincesa Walter H. Oillert.
llealdton Judge. T. W. Champion
hhirbn Tyt-r. '
Dccse Col. Hlli.ey Huggs. Walter H.
Wilson C. II. Adams. Judge T. W.
Champion and Ren Modify.
Carter county's minimum allotment
of Lllierty loan Winds has Is-rn sub
scrilied and an effort Is lieing made to
i:ach the muximum apportionment be-
fore tho campaign in this county i .o-.es
at the end of tho present week.
Thla announcement was mad- st i
dinner uttended by mote than fifty .inn
at the Whlttington hotel at noon today
under the auMiicrs of the Council of i
Defense if Carter county under the
direction of which the bond campaign
Is being conducted.
The meeting was called to order by
tho president. J. Robert Glllam who
Introduced Walter S. Gilbert to make
a resirt for the committee. .lie siatid
that the Ardmore committees and those
at llealdton and New Wilson had nub-
scribed approximately $03000. and that
Just before the meeting a subscript .n
of IJO.000 had been given him by C.
R. Smith to assure the full quota fcr
thla county. The announcement was
greeted with loud applause.
Upon the call of the chairman. hrkf
gpeeches were made by the following:
O. A. Ramsey J. T. Coleman I". C
Dings W. A. Ledbeur. of Ok.ihor.vt
City who has two aona in the army;
Col. Sidney Suggs whose eon Is m the
army; Judge Ralph E. Campbell. Jud:;c
Hill of Dallas. Jake Rodovltt. Alva Mc-
Donald of El Reno George R. Fish
who has an adopted son In the ser.viofc
L. S. Dolman who also haa a ron la
tho army; Edward Gait. C. W. KicrarJa
Fred E. Tucker. H. A. App'e J. H.
I'ennlngtor.' A. Eddleman and Jt'ko L.
Mr. Hnmon spoke of his lntores: Id
the campaign how he had change 1 his
original plan to subscribe for tl'JOOOO
to a quarter million and how li ia
ready to put down another $25C0O If
th campaign Is carried on to t.ie mil-
lion mark. Mr. Hnmon la also simltng
IJ5.0U0 to his former home tn Lawton
to aid In the campaign there.
At the close of the dinner a tiiect n
was held by the members of the "Jiv-
ing squadron" nnd this afternoon the
citiM'tis of the community who are
amply able to subscribe and who Iwve
not done so up to this time will be
edited ilium and asked to take thir !
part In the responsibility of carrying
on this war.
All of the committees will be conti-
nued and meetings will hu held tlii'iiifih-
out the county the remainder of the
week to the end that Carter county
wi'i.-t vtl.'lf IV I IKIVi: I'llMIT i-VTH.'THIS IS TOTAL IN ENTIRE COI N-
I. S. DESTKOYER ARRIVES
WHEN SI B TAKES HIVE.
A French Seaport. Get. 24.- I-:.-cainS
from a German submarine after a
bitter fight. latin? nearly four hours
and with seven of her crew wounded
two of tlieri seriously an American
steamer arrive 1 here this morning fr in
an America! port. Tiie timely inter-
vention of an American torpedo lmat
alone saved tile ship from being sent
to the bottom.
A few hours after the vessels had
entered the danger zone a lookout
sighted a submarine on the port bow
hut before he had time to resrt Its
presence the submarine fired a shot
which missed the stern of the ship by
but a few yards. The captain imme
diately sent out a wireless call for as
sistance as the )osition of the subma
rine was such that escape was nearly
The gun crews of the submarine and
the steamer then Ugan to exchange
hits. The chief gunner of the steamer
opened tire at a range of nine thousand
v.i-.'j l.iii the shots fell short. The
submarine kept maneuvering to keep
out of the range of the steamer's guns
(Continued on page S.
BfllTl NEVER CFASE W UNTIL
London. Oct. 2i. Great l'.i itain's de-1
termination to fight on until German
militarism is crushed was emphasized j
today by Sir Edward Carson head of j
the war aims committee at Portsmouth
and by Lieutenant 'General Jan Chris-
tian Smuts privy councillor at Shef-
field where they addressed meetings
under tho auspices of the war alms
muke a record that will be worth Mk-w-log
in atibaeiiuent calls of this nature.
A meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary
was liekl thla mornlnt at 10:3 o'clock
at the homo of Mrs. G. A. Ramsey
chairman of the executive commute.
Chairmen from First Second an l Third
wards were present. The auxiliary has
pledged to get nuhscriliera to the Llb-
nw loan homls to the amount of $1.00.
The concerted etfort of its member la
under way. That rois-t of the wont
mut ls nccoiiipllshe.-l by a few. Is due
lo the fact that many women of Ard-
m.ire busv knitting for the Christ-
lias tsixes for sol Hera In France. These
boxes must be forwarded by November
1 to lnure their arrival In France by
A meeting will Is- held Monday after-
nn..i nt a o'clock with Mrs. J. S. Mul
len. St C street southwetd president
of the auxiliary when a report of the
work will be made.
IN I'l'III.IC SCHOOLS
C. W. Richards superintendent of the
Ardmore schisils has placed Liberty
bondB in the hands of almost every
teacher. In addition to the bond pur-
chased by the teachers the students
have made subscriptions. One "student
bought 15000 worth and one took $15-
000 worth. When the campaign la end-
ed the city schools will have purchased
more than $30000 worth of the bonds.
CARTER COMPANY'S RESPONSE.
In the first call for the sale of Lib-
erty bonds the employes of the Carter
compary In the field subscribed for $17.-
000 of tiie Issue and on the second call
they have aubserlhed for $17600. On
the first Red Cross call for funds the
company's employes gave $300. The
Carter office In Ardmore haa taken
second issue Liberty bonds to the
amount of $15000.
'TIME POK SACRIFICE.
That this is the time for sacriftc?.
and that many are sacrificing to do
their bit. is evidenced by response of
workers who are subscribing for one
or more Liberty bonds. Miss Myra
Whitsett. whose weekly wage is less
than $10 has subscribed for a $50 bond.
Mls. Whitsett makes her home with
her 'brother. J. Si WhiAsett. 902 C
WILSON MEETING POSTKINEII.
The meeting announced for Wilson
last night was postponed until tomor-
row night. Messages from llealdton
state that about $5000 in Liberty loan
bonds have been subscribed and that
work continues with the same enthu-
siasm that has prevailed during the
Irti ill in lunr.n Frvt-
1IOUVS FIGl'HES 3H;7fi.
Washington Oct. 23. Cotton ginned
prior to October IS. amounted to 6571-
624 bales counting round as half bales
the census bureau today announces.
Round bales Included numbered 110.032
and sea island was 4s.t91 bales.
Last year to Octrtber 8 ginning
amounted to 77031S3 bales including
13tiS0 round liales and 6O3.04O bales of
Ginning by states this jiar follow:
Alabama ''L'-l.li'G; Arizona 1291; Ark-
ansas 34.40t!; California 6119; Florida
27.027; Georgia 1.043.936; Louisiana 346.-
349; Mississippi 375.07S; Missouri 10.K0&;
Xorth Carolina 131. S5S; Oklahoma 341-
T7fi; South Carolina 5H0.3S1; Tennessee
41072; Texas 2.072.4i7; -Virginia 1.3GS
and all other states 1.157.
(innings of sea island by states: Flor-
ida 20351; Georgia 22.364; South Caro-
WORIJ1 Sl'NDAY SCHOOL
ASSOCIATION IN SKSSHJN
New York Oct. 2."i. Tiie World Sun
day School asociation representing 39-
000.000 students in 330.000 Sunday
schools opened its annual session here
Sir Edward Carson said the war had
entered the phase where the question
with Great Ilrltaln was "whether we are
going to prove superior in sticking
power to the Germans and our other
enemies." He added that Great Britain
could not and would not make any peace
without the concurrence and consent
of her dominions. Neither would grea'
r.rltaln enter Into peace nesotlation:
behind the ba&s of her allies.
VOLUME 25. . NUMBER 25. EIGHT PAGES TODAY
MUCH COAL AND
LAUGHS AT U-BOATS
Rome. Oct. 25. The railway nomtgi-
I nles announce an increase In the num
ber of fast freight and express trains
throughout Italy owing to tho ImproveJ
It la now apparent that the enemy
submarines have been unable to check
the present arrlvnl of new stocks of
Slow trains are burning wood and lig-
nite large quantities of which were
'collected In the summer.
IIRITISH AND 1 El TON ARTILLERY
FIRE CONTINTES WITH ENG-
LISH DOING HEAVY WORK.
(Uy the Associated Press
With the lirttlsh Armies In Fiance
Oct. 24. Consolidation of iositloiis won
by the allies in Monday's attack was
being completed toilay. Active artillery
fire marked the night in the region to
the east and north of Y'pres.
The Iiritish big guns have never
ceased to pour a devastating fire into
the German positions along the Flan-
ders front and the enemy has respond-
ed vigorously. Last night the Germans
directed a heavy lire against the Hector
between the Ypres-Menln highway and
the Ypres-Roulera railway and also con
centrated on Abraham "heights.
Shortly before dark last evening the
enemy launched a counter attack
against tho British to the south of
HouthoUt forest near the Junction with
the French but this was repulsed with
much gun and rifle fire.
Assertion in The German official state-
ment that the Rritish on Monday also
attacked on both aidea of Oheluvelt and
were repulsed ia erroneous as no such
nttack was made.
MILITANT SINN FEINKRS CON-
STANTLY GROWING HOLDER
' AND IIRITAIN INKASY.
London Oct. 23. The seriousness of
the situation in Ireland is insisted upon
by a. correspondent of the Laily Mail
who has been following the Sinn Fein
doings for several weeks. He saya the
wholo of west Ireland la on the verge
of an armed rebellion and continues:
'The young priests in Prof de Valo-
ra'a train have awakened to the danger
of the spark they helped to kindle and
now are trying to quench it but I fear
it has gone too far. The militant Sinn
Felners are at the top of their stride.
They have been allowed to carry the
program to a pitch which it seems al-
most hopeless to break by pacific means.
"The Sinn Felners are sublimely con-
fident and the way that Tuesday's de-
bate in parliament shows plainly the
government Is afraid of them."
The correspondent adds that there is
a ray of hope in that the Sinn Fein
congress which opens in Dublin today
is checking the militant section.
Conscription Is Hated.
"There Is not the slightest doubt." ho
continues "that the rock around which
the troubled waters are now swirling is
the question of conscription. If it were
announced definitely by the government
that no endeavor would be made to
force conscription on Ireland before an-
other general election it is possible that
large cumbers of Sinn Felners would
refrain from fomenting trouble."
The police are arresting several local
leaders in Cork and Limerick but the
Sinn Felners say that these are small
fry and do not matter. They boast that
the authorities dare not arrest Irof. de
Vr.lera or Countess Markievicz.
Fear Irrepressible Conflict.
Editorially the laily Mail emphasizes
the "extreme gravity of the Irish situa-
tion as revealed in Tuesday's debate in
the house of commons. It infers that
the "ioiiit of Irrepressble conflict Is
being approached." and does not believe
toe Sinn Fe'inei will puy much atten-
tion to the warning of Premier Lloyd
George. The newspaper believes the
warning may have to lie enforced un-
less at this late hour some scheme can
be devised to make Irishmen themselves
responsible for the preservation of law
and order. The Daily Mail suggests the
"That the convention Ih- invited to
take upon itself the responsibility for
nominating a small body of Irishmen
to carry on the government in Ireland
until the convention has either reached
an acreement or adjourned iniefinitely.
The great need of the moment is to
get the management of Irish affairs
Into Irish hands us whatever is done
by English authority Is sure to be mis-
understood and resented."
il TO 28 CENTS TODAY
Cotton is coming tn briskly tlay nnd
he price range-. -m 27 to 2? cents.
Juyers are anxious to purchase and
rr p"yir!T a m-or.-.-i abv the real
narket price. ArJmore is keeping up
Its reputation as an attracUve cotton
BIG CON DUEL
IN m REGION
FORCED TO BUY
TOWN OF ASPINWAIJ SETTLE!
UY TEITONS MADE TO HIT-
T THE U S RAG
Wealthy German Refused lo Permit the
I'se of Assembly IlaU for Liberty
Ijiuii Campaign anil Then Americans
Went After Kaiser's Supporter.
Manila. Iowa. Oct. 2.".. John Rrus n
wealthy resident of Asplnwall. who waa
arrested yesterday because of his re-
fusal to permit tho use of an assembly
hall owned by him for a Liberty loan
campaign toilay is pleading with his
German friends to buy Liberty bonds.
Asplnwall is chiefly populated by Ger-
mans. After Rrus woa released pending good
liehavlor he waa told that if Iowa town-
ship in which he resides bought $25.-
000 worth of bonds they would attempt
to have the charges against him drop-
ped. Rrus then purchased $500 worth of
bonds1 and Immediately began a telling
campaign among his German friends.
The Stars and Stripes are floating
over homes and business housen in
Asplnwall today for the first time in
the memory of the oldest Inhabitant.
State agents began a drive against
Wealthy Germans who do not sub-
scribe to the loan will be taken before
the federal commissioner at Council
Bluffs according to Mayor Roscoe Saun-
ders of Manila who Is heading th bond
campaign In this district
THIS IS AtSTRIAN REPORT OK
SCRPR1SE ATTACK MADE
WJTII GERMAN TROOPS.
Lundon Oct. 25. Ten thousand pris-
oners were taken by the Ajtstro-German
forces on the Italian front in the begin-
ning of their offensive yesterday ac-
cording to Vienna advices sent by thi
Central news correspondent in Amster-
dam. Ofifeia! Italian Report. )
Rome Oct. 25. Taking advantage of
their bridgehead of Santa Maria and
Santa Lucia the Austro-German forces
which yesterday began an offensive ion
the Isonzo front brought the battle mn
to the slopes of the right (west) bank
of the Isonzo says today's official state-
ment. The enemy broke through the Ital-
ian advanced lines on the east bank of
the Isonzo. Powerful Austro-German
attacks were also made on the Bain-
slzza plateau and on the west slopes
of Monte San Gabriele but these ware
checked by the Italians who took; a
few hundred prisoners.
Washington (Jet. 25. Speaking as a
party leader and as an individual. Presi-
dent Wilson toilay urged the woman
suffrage issue upon the voters of all
The president told a delegation of
100 members of the New York state
woman suffrage party that he hoped
their campaign would be successful and
urged that men of all parties in New
York particularly to vote for suffrage.
TREE FALLS AND
KILLS TWO TEXANS
Dallas Texas. Oct. . 25. Blown down
-jy n high wind a big oak tree struck;
m automobile on the Mesquite road
near Dallas this morning killing two
persons and seriously injuring two oth-
ers. The dead:
t FRANK ROYU. deputy sheriff of
EUGENIA 1IAXRY Royd's slster-ln-law.
lioyd's little daughter was injured.
The party was bound her to attend
the state fair. The trunk of the traa
eras ho I down on the front seat where
Boyd and Miss Hanby were sitting.'
C ROATS GET ONLY
ONE FRENCH VESSEL
I'aris. Oct. IS. Only one French '-
vl was sunk by a submarine or mine
during the week ending October 2L The
. vessel lt measured under 1(00 tons
j Four vessels were attacked anwuoce
fully by submartres.
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