The Citizen (LaKemp, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 30, 1916 Page: 2 of 4
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THE LA KEMP CITIZEN
WHAT IT IS DOING
Lieut. Raymond Asquith, son of
premier Asquith, was killed in action
Seventy elght aeroplanes were lost
by the British and French as the re-
sult of aerial engagements on the
western front during August, accord-
ing to Berlin figures.
* * *
Capt. Franz von Papen, former Ger-
man military attache at Washington,
is now in the center of the fighting on
the Somme front. He is the chief gen-
eral staff officer of a division.
Construction has begun at Anniston,
Ala., of live electric steel furnaces at
a cost of $1,000,000 by the Alabama
• • •
The Prairie Pipe Line Company
has declared a regular quarterly divi-
dend of $5 a share and an extra divi-
dend of the *ame amount. It will be
payable October 1.
• • •
Three men are dead, another ex
pected to die, and one seriously injur-
ed, as the result of an explosion od
the Texas Oil Company's pipe line
near Newark, Texas.
Forty of the 100 monkeys brought
from the Orient for experiment in the
fight against Infantile paralysis are
dead at San Francisco of tubersulos-
is and others are dying.
• * *
Matthew Mindy, an Atlanta news-
boy, was held under $500 bond charg
ed with selling New York, Jackson
ville and Cincinnati newspapers con-
taining liquor advertisements.
The larger sugar refiners at San
Francisco announced a drop of 75
cents per hundred pounds in refined
sugar in connection with recent de-
One hundred and fifty socialists creases in raw sugar quotations. It
•wore arrested in Berlin on the ground was said to be the most important
that they were concerned in agitations! change in refined sugar since Euro-
Although over mil- pean demands shot prices up to $7.85
been: per hundred pounds. The drop left
against the war.
itary age, they are taid to hav
sent to the font.
British and French losses in the
battle of the Somme have reached
about 500,000 men, the Overseas News
agency estimates. It says: "The ef-
forts made by the French and British
have resulted in
cane granulated at $6.45 per hundred
Gen. Henry G. Sharpe was appoint-
the reconquest of e(* quartermaster general of the army,
only 1,500 square kilometers, or 3 peri*0 succeed General Aleshire, who re
cent of the territory occupied by the tired recently.
• * *
In France and Belgium there hat
been violent artillery activity on the
Somme and Verdun fronts and around
Dixmude. A local German attack on
British trenches east of Martinpuich
was repulsed. Berlin admits the relin-
Offers of sites for the projected $11
000,000 government armor plate plant
were made to the navy department by
several hundred cities and rural local
ities in the middle west and east.
The state department has arranged
quishment of trenches east of Ginchy U° as^ the governments of the entente
and near C'ombles which had previ allies for consent to ship relief sup'
ouslv been demoralized by the entente plies to the starving populations of
Syria through their blockade of Tur-
Twenty-four of America's foremost
scientists comprising the navy's civil-
ian consulting board, headed by Thos
A. Edison, took the oath of allegiance
to the United States as officers of the
In Maredonia hard fighting con-
tinues at various points, but with no
important changes in positions re-
ported. Two counter attacks by the
Bulgarians against the Serbians on the
loft wing were unsuccessful, according
to Paris, while Sofia reports that al-
lacks by Russian. French and Serbian
troops on Bulgarian positions around Americans' gifts to th* sixty prin-
Fiorina were repulsed, as likewise was : cipal war relief societies are esti
an offensive west of Lake Ostrovo. Ar- mated at $28,890,277.36 by the new
li'.lery engagements are going on along year book of the Carnegie endowment
both the British and French sectors of tYr international peace. Seven mil-
the front. lion dollars of this amount went into
• * * the $80,000,000 raised from all sources
Abandonment by the Germans of for the commission of relief in Bel-
She villages of Berny and Deniecourt gium. In addition the Beligian relief
together with positions between Bar- fund raised $3,085,000, other societies
leux and Vermandovillers, south of added $184,000, making a grand total
the river Somme, is reported in an for Belgium of $10,269,000.
^fRcial statement issued in Berlin.
North of the river, the statement says,
the fighting developed favorably to
th<«fGermans. The French completely
occupied the district of Berny and
Vormandovillers and the report said
Deniecourt was encircled. The French in all three cities were promptly sup
are making a thrust toward the im- pressed.
portant railway town of Chaulnes.
A revolution in the Greek island of
Crete is reported in a Havas dispatch
from Athens. The revolutionists are
Mrs. Annie E. Howe, only sister of 1 said to have proclaimed a provisional
President Woodrow Wilson, died at government.
her apartments in a hotel at New Lon- • * •
Revolutionary attacks were made
upon Guadalajara, Tampico, and Vera
Cruz on September 16. The attacks
♦ * *
Jacob & Coxey, of Massillon. Ohio
Woman suffrage and prohibition ap-
parently have been adopted by the
who. more II,an twenty years ago. led °' fallal, Columbia according
'Coxey's Army" of unemployed on a
long march to Washington, has filed
papers as an independent candidate
for United State Senator.
to incomplete returns
the general election.
Authorized announcement was mad*
by the Pennsylvania lines
of Pittsburg of their plan to
Detroit with an estimated expenditure ^peP canyon,
of $10,000,000 to purchase freight and
passenger terminals there.
Bandits held up a passenger train
near Tamosopo, Mexico, rifled the ex-
press car of $62,000 in gold, robbed
west ,hc l)a*senS(irs and then pushed the
enter train llown the mountain side into a
Jack Miller, a Texas aviator, before
The island of Lanai of the Hawaiian
g-oup, has been purchased by United
States Senator Key Pittman of Ne-
a tremendous crowd, lost his life at vac*a alu* a sroup of wealthy Nevada
the Gillespie county fair at Fredericks-
burg, when, against his better judg
ment, he responded to persistent ap-
peals for a flight. He fell 75 feet.
Ira Bond, a broker of Minneapolis,
reputed to be worth $1." ^00. was
indicted at Chicago on charges of lar-
ceny and receiving stolen property.
Bond, according to the state's attorney,
is at the head of a band of automobile
cattlemen. The deal
An eight-hour day for train crews
and switch engine crews In the Pan-
ama canal zone has been established
by Governor Goethals by executive or-
der. Eception is made in case of
emergency, when permission for over-
time must be obtained from zone
CAMPAIGN IN THE SOMME REGION
LATEST RAID ON BRITISH CAPI-
TAL ENDS IN DIS-
CREW IS BORNEO TO DEATH
Invaders Caused Twenty-Eight Deaths
In the City.—Thirty-Four
In Two Days.
Directum I. world*' charr.pl
paced a half mile in 55% seconds,
clipping two seconds fr-mi the pre
The four-masted schooner J. Holmes
Birdsall of Philadelphia, of l,52o gross
pacer, tons, laden with coal, was washed on
'he rocks at the entrance to the har
bor at San Juan. Porto Rico, by a
1. The British captured the "Danube trench," one mile in length to the
southeast of Thiepval. 2. Moquet farm, which had been turned into a for-
midable fort by the Germans, was carried by the British by storm. 3.
London reports the capture of 1,000 yards of trenches to the north of Cour-
celette. 4. Berlin reports the defeat of British attacks to the west of Les-
boeufs. 5. Paris reports the capture of several systems of trenches be-
tween Barleux and Berny. 6. All of the high ground between Berny nnd
Deniecourt has fallen into the handu of the French. 7. Between Deniecourt
and Vermandovillers the French have captured all the ground after terrific
fighting. They also completed the capture of the towns themselves.
two raids, it is believed, will have a
depressing effect on the morale of
the Zeppelin crews in the future.
Thirty-Three Aeroplanes Lost.
Official statements from the various
war capitals indicate that nearly fifty
aeroplanes engaged in duty at the
front were brought to earth and the
majority destroyed in two days, Sat^
urday and Sunday. Probably the most
violent fighting of the war partici-
paaod in by aerial craft took place
these two days on the Comme front.
Paris reports that French airmen
have accounted for twenty-six German
aeroplanes while Berlin records the
bringing down of twenty-four entente
allied machines, twenty of them on
the Somme front. Five German ma-
chines were destroyed by the British
and two others driven down damaged
while five British machines are miss-
ing. Berlin admits the loss of six
The aerial fight in which Sergeant
Kiffen Rockwell of Atlanta, Ga., was
wortally wounded by a German took
place over the town of Thann. The
body of the American aviator fell in
re-conquered territory in Alsace, near
the spot where Rockwell shot down
his first adversary five months ago.
Rockwell was serving as a volunteer
in the Franco-American flying corps
on the Verdun front. A few hours
previous to the engagement he had
been promoted to the rank of second
lieutenant, but died without knowing
of the new honor. He already had
received the military medal.
Sergeant Rockwell i - the second
American flyer to be killed in action.
Just three months ago, on June 24,
Corporal Victor Chapman of New
York, also a member of the Franco-
American corps, was killed at Verdun
in a battle with German aeroplanes.
Progress On the Battle Lines.
On the battle-front in France, vio-
lent artillery duels have predomi-
Russian attacks on the upper
reaches of the Dniester resulted in a
general engagement. North of
Zborow the attackers entered the Teu-
ton trenches, but later, according to
Berlin and Vienna, were driven out,
suffering sanguinary losses and leav-
ing behind them seven hundred pris-
oners and seven machine guns. Petro-
grad, however, says that in this re-
gion the Russians took prisoners 1,500
Austrians and Germans. In the Car
pathians several positions have been
retaken by the Teutonic forces.
British Cross Struma.
British troops have crossed the
world s record, in an exhibition ground swell and was abandoned by
at the^ grand circuit rac. at Svra- her crew The loss will reach $200,000
cuse, N. Y. The first quarter was done and is covered by insurance.
in 2694 seconds. • * *
* * * Enrico Caruso will warble at Buenoe
An application of the 'Frisco Rail- Aires next summer for $6,665 a night,
way Company to issue $100,000,000 The tenor has signed a contract to
of stocks and bonds for the carrying sing at thirty performances at the Co-
out of a reorganization of the com- lon opera house for $200,000. more than
panv's affairs, was placed in evidence'twice his salary at the Metropolitan
before the Kansas state public utlli- opera house, and probably the highest
ties commission. jsalary ever paid an opera singer
London.—Of the twelve big Zeppe
iins which invaded the British Isles
to deal death and destruction from
the skies, two lie stark and black
masses of steel and aluminum in the
little village of Mangold, Essex coun-
ty, the victims of the anti-aircraft
defenses of London and outlying dis-
One came down a flaming torch, as
did the Zeppelin L-21, destroyed three
weeks ago, while the second, disabled
by gun fire, effected a landing which
saved the lives of the crew, who are
prisoners in England. The crew of
the first raider died in the consuming
flames of their own ship, but they
were not so terribly charred as their
This latest raider to light her own
funeral way on English soil collapsed
and was consumed much more quickly
than the L-21. It is possible, though,
that some of the men were still living
when the great vessel struck the
ground. The captain's body was
found some distance from the wrelk.
The burning of the first Zeppelin
was witnessed by ten of thousands of
Thirty Persons Killed.
The raiders took a heavy toll of
lives before their destruction, twenty-
eight persons being killed and ninety-
nine wounded in the metropolitan dis-
trict of London. Two persons were
killed, two others are believed dead
and seventeen were wounded in the
The property damage while widely
distributed, is confined for the most
parts to small suburban dwellings and
shops, although one railway station I Struma at three points and taken
was damaged, some empty cars being' Jenmita from the Bulgarians while
destroyed and part of the tracks torn I the Serbs have made additional pro
ap. ; gress northwest of Kamikcalan and
The roar of dropping bombs was the French to the northwest of Flor-
heard in many districts where the J " «. Sofia reports the capture by the
raiders were invisible. It is not be-1 Bulgarians of a mountain crest south
lieved that more than two or three of the village of Popla.
invading Zeppelins which crossed the
east coast succeeded in reaching the
environs of London and that two of
these paid the death penalty gives
•he greatest satisfaction to the mili-
rarv authorities. Apart from the loss
Violent Austrian attacks in the
Carso region on the Italian front
failed, according to Rome, but the
Italian war office admits the blowing
up of a part of Mount Ciome by an
Austrian mine and the abandonment
in material the casualties of the last, of the position by the Italians.
THE EUROPEAN WAR A
YEAR AGO THIS WEEK
September 25, 1915.
Entente allies began great at-
tack on 300-mile front in France
British gained near Loos and
French in Champagne.
Russian squadron bombarded
German land positions on Gulf
British squadron shelled Zee-
September 26, 1915.
Germans suspended attacks
Germans attacked east of Lida
Allies made great advances on
west front, taking Souchez and
September 27, 1915.
Russians repulsed Hinden-
British pushed offensive east
French reached German sec-
ond line in Champagne.
American ship Vincent sunk
by mine in White sea; four lost.
Austria recalled Ambassador
September 28, 1915.
British in Loos region reached
German third line.
Turks defeated by British at
Kut-el-Amara on the Tigris.
Terms of Anglo-French loan
of $500,000,000 in United States
Linsingen recaptured Lutsk
and recrossed the Styr.
German drive on Lutsk re-
Austrians in Galicia were driv-
Great Britain warned Bulga-
ria against aggression.
September 29, 1915.
Anglo-French troops landed at
Saloniki, Greece, for service in
Austro-Germans advanced on
Serbia in force.
French fought German second
line at Butte de Tahure and Na-
Austrian attacks in Tolmino
Italian attacks near Dolje
Turks on Tigris retreated
September 30, 1915.
Russians drove back Germans
in Dvinsk region.
Von Mackensen massed 250,000
men on Serbian frontier.
French pierced German second
line in Champagne.
October 1, 1915.
Russians checked German of-
fensive on whole front from Riga
Allies protested German offi-
cers' presence at Sofia.
Official reports that more than
50 German submarines had been
sunk by new British device.
The Society islands, fnr away in.
the South sea, now have wireless com-
munication with the outer world, a
radio station having been opened by
the French government on the Island
of Tahiti last winter. Communication
with the United States will be via
Samoa and New Zealand and thence
by cable to San Francisco. It is ex-
pected that the cost of messages to
the United States will exceed one dol-
lar a word. Later on it is hoped to
reduce this more than half by send-
ing the messages over an all-wireless
Tfie tautara, or tuatera, is an almost
extinct lizardllke reptile (Sphenoden
punctatum), now found ouly on cer-
tain rocky islets In the bay of Plenty,
northern New Zealand. It is of great
scientific Interest for the reason that
it is the only surviving representative
of the order of prosauria, or primitive
reptiles, and is therefore a sort of "liv-
ing fossil." It was formerly hunted
for food, but is now protected by law
in New Zealand.
Governor de Graeflf of the colony of
the old Dutch republic at St. Eusta-
tlus. W. L, was tiie first official of a
foreign nation to salute the American
flag. This event occurred on Novem-
ber 16, 1776, when a Ypnkee ship en-
tered the harbor of St. Eustatius.
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