The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA LABOR UNIT
The party of th« first part shall fur-
nish coupon books as needed and as re-
quested Dy the party of the second
claims for same shall be Hied with the
County Clerk not less than Ave days be-
fore reKular monthly meetings of the
Board of County Commissioners as pro-
vided by law, at which meetings such
claims shall be allowed by the said Com-
Witness our hands this the 16th day
of January, 1915.
THE EXCELSIOR WATER COMPANY,
By BEN A LONGFELLOW, 1'arty
of the first part.
BOAlU> OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
By E. L. SHELDEN. Chairman,
Party of the second part.
Attest: M. CORNELIOU8,
The Board adjourned until January 22,
1915, at y o'clock A. M.
Approved: E. L. SHELDEN,
Atteet. M. CORNELIUS,
Oklahoma City, Ok., January 22. 1915.
The Board of County Commissioners of
Oklahoma County. Oklahoma, met pur-
suant to adjournment of January 16, 1915,
with E. L. Shelden, B. W. Black and Roy
Z. Taylor present.
The following resolution was passed by
the Board: . . „
RESOLVED, by the Board of County
Commissioners of Oklahoma County, that
the County Attorney is hereby authorized
and directed to compromise the suit ot
State ex rel D. K. Pope vs. Hayes et al,
upon the payment of one Hundred Dol-
lars ($100.UO) and costs of suit, and the
County Attorney is hereby directed to
dismiss said suit upon said payment, with
Pri^H( ntApplication of Geo. E. Fleener,
Secretarv of the County Election Board
for a typewriter, it was ordered that he
be allowed to purchase the same.
The resignation of A. Smith as Janitor
at the Court House being presented, the
same was accepted and Mr. O. O. Wild-
man was appointed to fill the vacancy.
The following bonds were approved:
Official bond of J. S. Robertson, Trus-
tee Council Grove Township.
Oftlvial bond of W. 1*. Hawkins. Jus-
tice of the Peace, Oklahoma City Dis-
trict, was approved upon an order from
the District Court.
The following reports were approved
by the Board: „
Report of R. O. Hunt, Clerk Council
Grove Township, was approved.
Report of J. A. Young, Treasurer
Council Grove Township, was approved.
Bids having been received and opened
for the construction of a certain bridge
In Oklahoma County, were considered by
the Board. The following bids were con-
sidered for the construction of Bridge
The Massillon Bridge & Structural
Company's hid was 12176.00.
Kansas City Bridge Company's bid was
Oklahoma City Concrete Bridge Com-
pany's bid was $1965.00.
Mississippi Valley Bridge Company s
bid was $2443.00.
Oregonia Bridge Company s bid was
After due consideration, it was moved
by Mr. Black, seconded by Mr. Taylor,
that the contract for said Bridge No. 16
be awarded to the Oklahoma Concrete
Bridge Company for the sum of $1965.00.
Motion tarried unanimously. Bond was
furnished and approved, and the following
contract entered into.
State of Oklahoma, County of Oklahoma.
Contract for Construction of Bridge.
This agreement made and entered_lnto
this 22nd day of January, A. D. 1915, by
ami between the Board of County Com-
missioners of Oklahoma County, Okla-
homa, party of the first part, and the
Oklahoma Concrete Bridge <*>,, party of
the second part, WITNESSETH: That
the party of the second part shall con
struct for the party of the first nart the
following reinforced concrete bridge,
Bridge No. 16 between S 6 and 7, Lin-
coln Township, $1965.00.
Plans ami specifications for the above
bridge on file In the office of County
Clerk are made a part of this contract.
Said bridge to be completed In accord-
ance therewith by June 1st, 1915. Pay-
ments to second party shall be made on
monthly estimates of material delivered
on site and work completed, less 10 per
cent to be withheld until final compie
Party of the second part further guar-
antees the bridge to be constructed here-
under, for one year, from the completion
of said bridge; and further agrees to
save the party of the first part harmless
from any liability due to any infringe-
ment of patents, and any costs arising
out of any claimed Infringement of pat-
The party of the second part further
agrees t<> construct the foundations for
the above bridge to whatever depth may
be necessary and proper for said bridge,
even though the same shall be deeper
than called for by (Tie plans and speci-
fications hereinbefore referred to, and
shall be paid nothing more nor less than
the contract prices named here, for any
such bridge, by reason of any variation
from the depth of said foundations iro-
vided for in said plans and specifications.
In witness whereof the parties hereto
have set their hands this 22nd day of
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
By E. L. SHELDEN.
B. W. BLACK.
ROY Z. TAYLOR.
OKLAHOMA CONCRETE BRIDGE CO.,
By C. F. SCOTT, President.
The Board adjourned.
Approved: E. L. SHELDEN,
Attest: M. CORNELIUS,
BEGIN ME FOB
Federation of Labor Wants Gov-
ernment Work on That Basis.
NEW LAW MAY BE NECESSARY
Strike at Charleston, Mo., Causes De-
lay In Prosecution of City Work-
Poor Lighting Blamed for
of Railroad Men.
FOR THREE YEARS OF PEACE
Chicago Building Trades Council
Makes Profitable Agreement
With the Employers.
Africa's Potential Wealth.
For its future industrial develop-
ment Africa is remarkably fortunate.
Already coal deposits to the value of
more than three hundred million dol-
lars have been discovered along the
Cape to Cairo route, while more than
five thousand waterfalls offer wonder-
ful possibilities for the establishment
of waterpower centers.
To Mend Celluloid.
Any article made of celluloid may
be mended with collodion. Scratch
the broken edges to be mended with
a sharp knife until a smooth surface
is secured. Apply the collodion and
press tightly together for several min-
utes. Let stand for at least twenty-
four hours. Liquid court plaster will
answer as well, since the main ingre-
dient is collodion.
How Is It With You?
When a man's growing boys are
going a bit wild the old man holds
the mother responsible for them and
in conversation with her about them
he alludes to them as "Those whelps
of yours." But when they're nice,
long-eared, goody-goody boys he refers
to them as "My sons."—New York
"You'll have some explaining to do
when you get home, won't you?"
"No," replied the member of congress,
"I'm not going to erfplaln. I'm going
to let ray constituents argue matters
out among themselves and then take
the side that seems to have the most
Despise the Little Fears.
Don't be afraid of shadows,
are really not d angerous of
selves, and have often been known
to be quite friendly—especially in
sweethearting times. You were not
afraid of them then.
Washington.—Officers of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor were instruct-
ed by the council of that body to learn
if possible what steps will be neces-
sary before all work for the govern-
ment may be placed on an eight-hour
basis. The attorney-general will be
asked to construe the eight-hour law
in the light of the interests of its pro-
ponents, and steps may be taken to
procure enactment of a law providing
that all government work be one on
the eight-hour basis. The council also
discussed government ownership of
Mount Vernon, suffrage in the district
and physical examination of govern-
ment employees, but took no action on
Charleston, Mo.—A strike of the
employees of the Bell-Hudson Con-
struction company was called when
the company refused to meet the de-
mand for an increase in wages from
$1.42 to $2 a day. A strike of these
employees was called some weeks ago
when the men's hours were decreased
from ten to nine and the wages cut
from $1.50 to $1.35. This strike was
compromised by paying the men 9%
hours' wages for nine hours work, giv-
ing them $1.42 a day. The delay in
the laying of the sewers greatly in
convenienced the city.
Washington.—That fully 25 per cent
of the accidents to workmen are
caused by Insufficient lighting for men
working at night is the opinion of ex
perts who have made a study of the
subject. It is estimated that $250,000,
000 is the average annual cost of in-
juries to workmen in the United
States alone, and that over fifty per
cent of these accidents are prevent-
Dallas, Tex.—A 15 per cent increase
in pay and certain improvements in
working conditions is the main sub-
stance of a demand made on the Texas
and Pacific Railroad company in this
city by a committee representing the
Order of Railroad Telegraphers. More
than 500 railway telegraphers, station
agents and lever men on the system in
Texas, division ^Jo. 88, are affected.
Notice was served on J. E. Taussig,
general superintendent of the road.
According to information given out,
Superintendent Taussig will meet with
the committee. It is expected that the
railro&d company will grant the re-
New York.—Superintendent Max-
well admits that the vacations of
school teachers are too long. Once in
five years he would call upon a teach-
er to teach for six weeks in the sum-
mer. That summer the teacher would
then have a vacation of four weeks,
or twice the usual vacation allowed by
a business house.
London.—The London General Om-
nibus company has established a
school of languages where linguists
are to be made, who are to be stationed
along the routes of the company's
lines for the purpose of giving infor-
mation to such of the patrons of the
lines as are unable to speak English.
New York.—In the big department
stores of this city 53 per cent of the
women get less than eight dollars a
week; in the neighborhood stores, the
next grade, 68 per cent of them are
getting less than $8, and finally in the
five and t,en cent stores 99 per ccnt are
getting less than $8.
Hartford, Conn.—Alien dependency
under the Connecticut compensation
law brought a decision from Commis-
sioner G. B. Chandler recently that non-
resident alien beneficiaries are entitled
to only half the amount whlfch the law
gives to resident aliens.
Chicago.—The harvest hand confer-
ence, composed of the commissioners
of labor of several western states,
worked on a plan to blacklist any
workers that may be considered unde-
Philadelphia.—There were 8,379
manufacturing enterprises in Philadel-
phia In 1910. Employers and em-
ployees in these industries were 294,-
498, of which 272,446 were wage earn-
Seattle, Wash.—The Washington
state minimum wage commission has
adopted a rate of nine dollars a week
as the minimum for telephone girls
throughout the state.
San Francisco.—If a world's con-
gress to consider the subject of unem-
ployment will be held during the ex-
position a representative of the A. F.
of L. will attend.
Washington.—Organized labor will
attempt to have the Lincoln memorial
erected by union men and in accord-
ance with the Federal eight-hour law.
New York.—A movement Is on foot
for the amalgamation of the Tailors'
Industrial union and the new United
Garment Workers of America.
Omaha. — Omaha Typographical
union has appointed a committee and
started a campaign to develop senti
ment for a state printing office.
Washington.—Wage Increases for
postal clerks and letter carriers have
been indorsed by the American Fed-
eration of Labor.
Chicago.—Members of the Chicago
Building Trades council have adopted
an agreement which provides that no
strikes shall be called within the next
three years, it was announced. The
agreement, if adopted by the Con-
struction Employers' association, will
cover all labor disputes. It provides
that whenever a dispute between the
union and employer arises no strike
shall be called; instead the difficulty
will be referred to a Joint board of
five members each from the union and
employers. If they fail to agree the
question may be referred to an um-
pire, whose decision will be final, or to
a joint arbitration board of the whole
tradeB council and employers' associa-
tion. Strikes in the building trades
within the last few years have caused
losses amounting to many millions of
Glasgow, Scotland.—The wages of
building trade laborers in this city
were advanced a few days ago from
6*£d to 7d per hour. The new rate,
which is the highest yet reached by
the laborers, will continue in opera-
tion for six months. The bricklayers
employed in the Glasgow district also
received an Increase of Vfcd per hour,
also the members of the local
branches of the Operative Mason's
association of Scotland. These ad-
vances, like that of the laborers, are
the sequel to negotiations in June last
London.—British labor party has no
more use for a pacificist than the two
great parties. It threw over its two
oldest and most trusted leaders, Keir
Hardle and Ramsey MacDonald, be-
cause they were opposed to the war,
and elected as chairman of the party
Arthur Henderson, w^o has three.sons
serving in the new army. In the whole
party not a single man, except Hardle
and MacDonald, raised his voice
against the war.
New York.—The Travelers' Goods
and Leather Novelty Workers la an
organization with more than 10,000
workers. Since its inception nearly a
score of years ago, it has succeeded
in raising the wages and lessening the
hours of thousands of workers In the
allied trades in the leather industry.
Practically all of the trade outside of
New York city is thoroughly unionized,
the workers having a minimum scale
of $15 a week and a nine-hour law.
Toronto, Canada.—Assessments on
various industries under the Ontario
workmen's compensation act show
that the rates in some cases are lower
than in some states in the United
States, although it is agreed that the
figures for the first year are of an ex-
perimental nature, as the authors have
in mind present industrial conditions
in the province of Ontario.
Steubenville, O.—When the em-
ployees of the Union Clay company,
at Toronto, struck when notice of a
reduction in wages was posted, they
formed in a body, and marching to
the Iron Valley and Little Giant plants
induced the workmen there to Join
them. Fully six hundred brick and
sewer pipe workers went on strike.
Fort Smith.—The United Mine
Workers of America have offered
$200,000 for the holdings of the Bache-
Denman Coal company in the Hartford
valley of Arkansas. It was believed
the consummation of the deal would
bring to an end the troubles in the
in the process of making square
matches make it possible to turn out
matches from a single dipping ma-
chine at the rate of more than 600,000
an hour, and a green log is made into
matches and packed for shipment in
less than two hours.
Washington.—The American Federa-
tion of Labor convention decided that
for the future the different trade de-
partments affiliated with the parent
body will hold their conventions im-
mediately after the American Federa-
tion of Labor convention and in the
New Bedford, Mass.—Street car
companies Issued a statement to em-
ployees "that they did not wish them to
belong to a union." Now the attorney
general has ruled this is in violation
of the state law.
Washington.—State and central
bodies are urged to favor a rate of
not less than 66 2-3 per cent of the
wages paid to those who are to re-
ceive awards under compensation
Des Moines, la.—Out of 58,794 in-
dustrial workers in the state 48,710
a**e men, or a total of 82.9 per cent,
and 644, or 1.1 per cent, are persons
under sixteen years of age.
Cleveland, O.—Waiters' union has
amended its constitution to provide
that all applicants for membership
must have taken out first citizenship
Leechburg, Va.—The West Leech-
burg Steel company's mill started up
in full, after running irregularly for
several months. The plant employs
Washington.—EfTorts of government
employees to secure old-age retirement
laws will be aided by organized labor.
London.—Last year 1,155,302 per-
sons were employed in the mines of
the United Kingdom, an increase of
38,000 on the number of 1912.
Duluth, Minn.—Municipal employees
have petitioned the city commission-
ers for a Saturday half holiday during
the entire year.
New York.—Four locals of Interna-
tional Boilermakers and Iron Ship
Builders in this city have amalga-
Washington.—There are 21 states in
which the employment of children un-
der fourteen in mills or canneries is
The atmosphere at the state house] Oklahoma Ctty. lieutenant colonel; W. D.
... , , Gibson. Grove, lieutenant colonel; l>.
last week took on very much the reel McDonald, Durant. lieutenant ooloneli
t the "Armory" of "The Blues" In Sam 11 Kyle, l'urant, lieutenant colonel;
^ It l.fwiti Tulsa, lieutenant colonel,
Hoyt's "Milk White Flan where ever) ^ Lyons, Tulsa, lieutenant colonel;
member was at least a captain j a noel Karp. Ardmore, major; Murray
Gov. Williams has «one through the I
Job that falls to each governor but craycroft. oklahoma City, colonel; t-'haa.
once, that of creating a job lot of F. Adams, Oklahoma City, colonel; Karl
"military" t1t.es for his phonal! a ** "nZ
friends. As a result we now have a oklahoma City, colonel; K K. Thurmond,
militarist organization that will put I ^re.^tor^ J. l«ES5y0WlfiSC
*- -v " 1 rick, Oklahoma City, lieutenant colon*);
A N l.eecraft. Colbert, lieutenant col-
onel. John Davis. Chandler, lieutenant
volunel: J 8. Mullen, Ardmore, >*aJ°r,
.lohn lturke. Shawnee, major, Dr. K. B
Looney, oklahoma City, major;
Bonfoey, oklahoma City, major.
H. W. Pentecost, a "colonel" on the
retiring governor's staff, was made a
"brigadier general" by Governor Wil-
liams. Fourteen others of the Cruce
staff were reappointed. General Pen
to shame the German general staff
and even rival the retinue of a Mexi-
The following are staff officers
named by Governor Williams, the first
nineteen being new members and the
fifteen remaining being from Gover-
nor Cruce's stafT:
W. R. Samuel, Vinita, colonel: John J.
Gait. Ardmore, colonel; Thomaa Pr Weat,
oklahoma City, colonel; Richard H Me- tecost, Lieutenant Colonel Klrby Fitz-
Lish, Ardmore, colonel; John E. O'Neill. . . . . . . ,a N
Oklahoma City, colonel; Alger Melton, patrick and Lieutenant Colonel A. in
Chickasha, colonel. Samuel h. Mayes. i,eecraft are the only members of the
Pryor, colonel; Manuel Hlrah, Tulsa, col th„ otuffa of
onel; Charles B. Parker, Durant, coionel. new staff who served on the stalls or
W \V. Wilson, Fort Towson, colonel, l. bo(w Governors Cruce and Haskell.
Kodke, Paoli, colonel: Georgo McQuald, I
THE FIFTH LEGISLATURE
I The house also passed finally the
lenate i 1)111 Feebly, providing for the at
tj1(l tendance of school children in dlB
Action was taken by the
last week which in effect kills ^ o(hpr ^ the dlrtrlct ,n wh,oh
bill recently passed by the house ap they realde_ and the Jolnt re80iution
proprlatlng $5,000 for an Oklahoma Harrison of Hughes authorizing tho
building at the Panama-Pacific expi>- j Bubniission of a constitutional amend-
sition. Senator J. Elmer Thomas, act- ment givlng the legislature the right
ing upon behalf of the majority of the t0 levy a mjieagc tax in support of the
committee on appropriations, brought Btate educational institutions of the
in an adverse report upon the ineas ! state
ure and succeeded in having it adopt j
Reasserting the language of the hi.
STEADY FIGHTING IN EVERY
QUARTER COSTS NATIONS
THOUSANDS OF MEN.
ed over a minority substitute offered toHan that „,enantry unfavorabie
by Senator C. C. Shaw. j free(|om" the senate Friday for the
Senator Thomas made a heated t^ird time in the history of Oklahoma
speech during which he called atten- legislation declared for a conBtitU'
tion to the fact that the state has over tionai amendment providing for
940 insane patients in a private asy- graduated land tax. Senate Joint
lum at Norman improperly housed Resolution No. 1—By Ryan, Tucker,
and cared for, and to the schoolless j RUBBenf Cordell and Buckner submit
condition of the orphan children at ^ng constitutional amendment and
the state home at Pryor, the wooden carrying with it an initiative act put-
fire traps at numerous other state in- ^jng ^e meaning of the amendment
stitutions and closed by declaring into execution was passed in commit-
himself unalterably opposed to oppro- ^ee Qf whole practically without
priating money for bnildings outside 0|,p08ition.
of the state until these conditions at j Haylng for ,tR oh]ect th„ keepln(?
home have been amply provided for Qf rppubM(,nn8 out „f democratlc prl.
The minority report was defeated maries, a |>in introduced by Senator
and the adverse report of the majority sutherlin attracted more than passing
of the committee adopted, which for notice among the members of the
the present, at least, has the effect H6nate. According to its terms no
of killing the bill. | candidate for any office shall be en-
Exercising for a second time in the titled to a certificate of nomination
present session his prerogative of vot- unless at the primary election he polls
ing in case of a tie, Lieutenant Gov- a vote equal to 40 percent of the vote
ernor M. E. Trapp cast his ballot to of his party at tho last preceding elec-
amend the "bank robber" bill in the tion. The party vote is to be de-
senate, extending its terms to cover termlned by the last vote of the party
all felonies. As amended and re- for governor, preceding the primary
drafted by a special committee ap- in question.
pointed by the senate committee of, Pop Free TeX(t Books
the whole, the bill was extended to, The hOU8o pas8ed finally the bill
include any felony committed "by tho provjdlng for free text k00i<B in the
aid of exploives, fire arms or other ( varfous school districts of the state,
force or violence." Spirited debate |()nly one 8peech was made in opposi-
preceded the vote. | tion to the measlire when it came up
Senator McIntosh made three at- for final passage. That was by Rep-
tempts to amend the bill as to the resentative Lee Howe of Delaware
amount to be appropriated to the re- county. He said lie did not want to
ward fund, his first motion being to be understood as an enemy of edu-
reduce the appropriation to $2,000. cation, but was simply opposed to fur-
Failing in this, he lodged a second j nishing text books free to the school
motion to reduce it to $5,000, and then children of the state. Under the terms
a third time to reduce the sum to $10,- of the bill the question of adopting
000, each of wich motions was free text books is made optional in
promptly voted down. I the various school districts.
House concurrent resolution No. 4, What is regarded as another bill
memorializing congress to pass the introduced at the solicitation of the
Shepard-Hobson nation-wide prohibl- State Press association was intro-
tion amendment was passed by a vote duced by Senators Shaw, Mitchell,
of 31 to 11. The resolution was op- Hickman, McIntosh and Board. The
posed by Senators Davidson of Tulsa bill makes a rigid definition of libel
and Davis of Sapulpa, and after its but clearly provides that the truth
passage Senator Mitchell gave notice of the matter published shall be a
of his intention to lodge a motion to defense and does not require the pub
reconsider the vote. ! lisher affirmatively to show that its
House Bill No. 20, by Hunter of publication was for the public good
Choctaw, making amendments design- and without malice.
ed to strengthen the general statute Hard On the Dead Beats
relating to crimes and punishment for That the business world as well as
perjury, and house bill No. 70, by Itep ia|)or jB entitled to some protection by
resentative E. E. Glasco, consolidal law j8 contention of Senator j. C.
ing the offices of county clerk, clerk ^UB^jn an,j enact his ideas into
of the county court and register of jaw jlas presented three bills
deeds with the office of clerk of the changjng the present exemption laws
district court in McClain county, also of the 8tate instead of exempting
were passed finally. ; ^ heads of families, as is now the
Arkansas Plan of Assessment law, "all current wages and earnings
The Arkansas plan of taking the for Personal or professional services
assessment is provided for in a bill earned wIth the laat nlnety he
by Council of the house and Ityan oi changes the word all to 'two-thirds"
the senate, which was passed by the an(* *he section relating to persons
house committee of the whole. : not heads of families he changes the
, . . . . word "all" to "one-half," thereby giv-
The assessor is required to travel ... , ,,
. i ♦ * c Ing the merchant or other creditor
to the various voting precincts of the
county after giving ten days net'ee
and the taxpayers are required to
meet the assessor and list their nrop-
some protecting element where the
debtor has nothing further to offer as
a basis of credit other than his cur-
rent earnings. The third bill upon
the subject introduced by the senator
A section of the bill which fixed simply changes the procedure with,
tho salary of county assessors or. a j reference to the enforcement of the
sliding scale according to assessed cre(jitor'8 rights under the amended
valuation of his county was elimin- statutoB.
ated and a provision substituted pro-, The bi]1 by Durantf reapproprfaflng
viding that he shall receive the «*ime
salary as the county clerk in each
Prohibition Bill Killed.
While in committee of the whole |
the house stripped the prohibition en-1
$25,992 for the support of the -;ast
Oklahoma hospital for the insane at
Vinita, also was passed finally.
To Discourage Chicken Stealing
A bill defining chicken stealing as
GERMANSYET HOPE FOR SUCCESS
More Troops to Western Front; Ru
sians Lose Mountain Passes.—*
Turks Actively In
London.—Although no big battles,
as battles go in this war, have been
fought of late, there have been engage-
ments in all the arenas from Asiatic
Turkey to the English channel, in
which the losses in men and material
probably have been greater In the ag-
gregate than in many of the battles of
According to the French reports, the
attacks the Germans delivered against
the allied lines in Flanders, France and
Alsace on the first three days of last
week cost them 20,000 men, to which
must be added the losses suffered In
their repeated attacks on the Russian
entrenchments In central Poland.
All of the attacks 1n the west, the
announcements of the allies say, met
with failure except near Craonne,
where It Is admitted the French lost
800 men, largely because of the col-
lapse of an old quarry. The Germans
on the other hand assert that they in-
flicted a severe defeat on the French at
Craonne, and that they repulsed all
the French attacks in the Vosges and
upper Alsace, with heavy losses.
While it is evident these attacks and
counter attacks cost both sides heav-
ily, they made no great difference in
the relative positions of the opposing
armies. They conveyed the Intima-
tion, however, that tho Germans have
by no means given up the idea of de-
livering a smashing blow at the allied
More Troops Into Belgium.
With the approach of drier weather,
and the consequent hardening of the
ground they brought up new troops
with the Intention of getting in their
blow before the full strength of the
Anglo-French forces was ready to
meet them. Thus far they have made
little if any headway but, undismayed,
are sending still more troops through
Belgium to Ypres and Labassee, whero
earlier in the winter they attempted
to break their way through to the
coast. Knowing, as they must, that the
Anglo-French armies have been greatly
strengthened since then, they them-
selves must have increased their strik-
The allies, however, are confident of
their ability to hold their present lines
and more forward when all prepara-
tions are completed.
In the east interest centers In the
Carpathians, where the Austro-Ger-
mans have brought up new armies to
oppose the Russian invasion of Hun-
gary. According to announcements in
Vienna they have recaptured some of
the passes the Russians were holding
in strength. While naturally the Rus-
sians, like other belligerents, do not
reliBh giving up any ground gained,
they declare this is compensated for;
by the fact that their aggressiveness
has compelled the Austro-Germans to
postpone the expedition they were
preparing with the object of crushing
Servia. Russia hopes Roumania, with
her financial position guaranteed by
the recent London loan of $25,000,000,
soon will send her army Into the field
and form the missing link between
Russia and Servia.
Turks Resume Offensive In Caucasus.
The Turks, by bringing up their fifth
army corps, have been able to resume
the offensive in the Caucasus, but a
Russian report saya, they have suf-
fered another setback.
While it Is not probable that any
considerable body of Turks has yet
penetrated the Sinai peninsula, their
advance scouts are virtually at the
edge of the Suez canal, having moved
along the caravan route near the Medl*
terranean. It is believed that another,
column plans to advance through the
center of the peninsula, while perhaps
a third will attempt to reach Suez
along the southerly route from Ak-
All these routes are without water
and those to the north and south are
open to flank attacks from the Medt-
terrenean and the Red Seas, respec-
tively. It is believed there that Turks
who have been in contact with the
British to the east of EI Kantara
worked their way westward under the
protection of the sand dunes. This
would leave them open only to attacks
by aeroplanes from the Bea.
forcement bill, introduced by the Joint grand larceny and making such of-
house and senate committee on prohi- fense punishable by imprisonment in
bition enforcement, of all its material the county jail or the state penlten-
features and then killed the bill en- tiary, has been introduced in the house
tirely by giving it an unfavorable com of representatives by Peebly of Okla-
mittee report. When the house got; homa county. The proposed law is
through with the bill in committee of | identically the same as that which has
the whole only one of the original aev- been in force in Missouri for a num-
en sections remained in the bill. Th«- ber of years and which, it is said, has
bill sought to make it practically un done much toward the suppression of
lawful for common carriers to delive. chicken stealing. The bill has the
intoxicating liquors in any quantity to approval and support of nearly all or-
any person. J ganizations of chicken breeders
The Ship Purchase Fight.
Washington.—Democrats of the sen-
ate have begun returning the fire of
republicans attacking the government
ship purchase bill. Senator Walsh de-
livered an elaborate argument, main-
taining the unquestionable right of the
United States to acquire belligerent
owned merchant ships in time of war,
and Senator Fletcher, in charge of the
bill, followed with a speech charging
that the "Rockefeller-Morgan-Perkins
interests" were behind the opposition
of the measure.
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Zeigler, C. C. The Oklahoma Labor Unit (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1915, newspaper, January 30, 1915; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc157235/m1/3/: accessed November 23, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.