Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 306, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 24, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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U. S. Relief Workers
and Whitlock Called
From Belgium at Once
Overlooking La Fere;
Oklahoma city times
Paid Circulation Guaranteed Greater Than Any Other Evening Newspaper Published in Oklahoma.
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VOL. XXVIII. NO. hoc.
AUEISTS If STAND TO COMBAT INSANITY
Work to Ro Under Supervision
of Dutch Of fieri s.
WHITLOCK SENT TO FRANCE
Minister at Temporary Capital
WASHINGTON. Mar.li J4 Amen
Ci.ii rrlirf worker in Hi Ifinrm and
American Minuter Brand Whitloik
have been formally withdrawn from
Pilgium. Official annouiK rinrnt In
this effect was made at the state de-
partment this morning
Thr American relief commissioners
will be replaced as far as possible by
memlrr of a join! neutral cotnmis-
ii. n largely mnler tlie supervision of
I)t:lch military officials
Brand Whitlock will go Havre
France resuming his duties as min-
ister at the tempo ary Belgian tip-
at Bulgar Capital
Br KLIN. March 24 A telegram
from Sofia ayi that lite American em-
bassy at Constantinople has taken
char Re of the legation at the Utilitarian
capital. The legation was formerly
Conducted connection with the Illicit-
a rent Ir nation
Charles J. V'opicka was formerly
American minister to Rumania. Serbia
and Bulgaria. After the rapture of
Bucharest by the Gentian. Xfr. V'o-
picka war asked to leave In common
with the other neutral minister. He
returned to the linted States and since
then American affairs in the Balkans
have been in the hands of charges d'af-
faires. RaeTanzer Jury
Out 64 Hours;
Is Near Collapse
NEW YORK March 24-A reroro
!eriod of deliberation by a . federal
ury in this district ha been estah
ished by the twelve men who heard the
third trial of Kae Tanrer accused of
perjury in her breach of promise suit
against James W. Osborne a (oremr
asistanl district attorney.
Withmil having reached a venlict at
the opening of enurl at 0 o'clock Pwlav
the jury bad foundered the evidence
lor nixty-fnur hours. The jury was
aid to be nearly in a state of collaps.-
After the sWty-fifth hour one of the
twelve was stricken with acute indi-
gestion and a physician was summoned.
Ten of 6755
Infantile Disease '
Cases Are Cured
NEW YORK. March 24-Of 6.7S5
at lent s who have survived infantile
paralysis during the rerent epidemic in
New York fit y ten have been di
charted bv clinic as cured. Ninety.
five had died since apparent recovery
mm the disease oi those still r
reiving treatment. S.OSJ are under rlin
leal supervision and 107.1 are In (barge
of private physicians. The report of
the committee on "after care of infan
tile paralysis cases points out that re
eoveries so far recorder are.only a pan
of the number of unldren who will til
tlinattly regain thejue of their limbs.
KANSAS HAS SPECIAL
COW AND HEN TRAIN
KANSAS CITY March 24-Ten
rows and 400 hens mean $1000 net to
any Kansai farmer every jear. This
is the slogan of the Kansas Agricul-
tural college dairy and poultry demon
scttaliou train to be operated over the
lines of the Atchison Topeka & Santa
Te railroad in eastern Kansas this
month. The train will visit I0o towns
Big Ozark Trails massmeeting at Auditorium Tuesday Night;
of Wilhelm I
i Former German Says Kaiser's
! Whole Life Poisoned by
I'.Msls. Mar li .'4 -I he abdication
of I lie- l.ernian emperor Is forecast bv r . . . .
the former German magistrate whoiHailK MOVCmClU Under Way
wrote the telcliratnl book "J'Art u-c" j Meiir I
in an interview published in Oeu.re INCdl L c 1 0 11
He sav. !
"The kaiser Is obsessed by the
thought that he is responsible for I
the war. a thouiht which poisons I
his whole existence. He feels (Tint
he it menaced by three enemies at
home without counting those
"Fitst i the crown prince the
teal author of the war; second is
the junker Pan-Germanist you can
not Imagine the smouldering hatred
of the emperor for those whom he
believe to be the maniacs who are
driving him into an abyss third
are the people not the socialist
party but the people who are starv-
ing and who h feel are tiling little
by little agaiaat those who organ-
ii4 the wat."
OF STARTING WAR
Legislator Rebuked for
LONDON. March 24 -1 he German
emperor and Chancellor von Beth-niaiin-llollweg
were denounced in the
teichstag bv Socialist Deputy K liner t
as the originators of the war accord-
ing to a Merlin dispatch to Renter's by
way of Amsterdam. The incident oc-
curred Thursday during a debate on
the public health estimates. Vice Chan-
cellor llelffernh referring to Herr
Knnert's remark declared that a tier-
man who spoke in the same breath of
Rnssian and German conditions insult-
ed his fatherland. The socialist deputy
retorted amid socialist applause:
"Became I compared German reac-
tionaries to Rusian revolutionists you
say I insulted the fatherland. I should
be proud if such progress were made
in our country as has been made in
the Russian empire."
Socialist Deputy llersch criticizing
the statistics of the present board of
health declared that the president
should not have painted such a rosy
picture of the health of imputation when
"under feedingos almost terrible and
bound to aflect tltemjhlie health.
Mote Short Term Treasury Bill.
LONDON March 24. - The treas-
ury announces the resumption of the
isue of short-term treasury bills as a
result of the successful floating of the
great consolidated war loan and the
favorable condition of the money mar-
ket. Warmer Tonight Is
LOCAL FO"tCAT Otntrally flip
an torn t what wtrmte weather tonight
ana lundayi minimum tamperatura to-
nignt II te 44 gro.
TATI FOStlCAiT Tonight and tun.
fay fale weatherp warmae.
KANMH. ARK A NH AH AM'
TKXAH Kiilr and starnirr
10 p. m til
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OKLAHOMA CITY SATURDAY MARCH 1M
i Sluice Gates of La Fcie Aie
I Opened by Germans.
iFRENCH REACH OISE RIVER
Associated Press War Summary.
In. leased peril to the so railed llin l
l.'iiburc line nf (be (.erinaus in north-
tru Trance running throiiKh ( ainbrat
l a Trre and I aoii i's indicated by to-
day's I'aris official statemenr.
French Continue Preuute.
The T rench are i not inning their
strong pressure from St. (Juentin to
the Aise and hac driven through to
the ( iic ruer. directlv north of l..i
I ere at some points. Apparently lliev
Taxe gained control of the high ground
in this region and are able to command
'be dty with their guns.
That the derinans were despairing of
holding La T'ere. a key point in lh
new line was indicated by last night's
annnuncemcnt that they bad opened
the slice gate and flooded the city.
The new rnth-dvnce to the Oise
can hardly fail to make the place still
more difficult to hold. French military
critics believe the so-called Hinden-
burg line will be abandoned.
Profrtaa Near Laon.
New progress also has been made
by the Trench further southeast on the
eat bank of the Ailette river west of
Laon where where the Germans still
falling hark toward their new line are
apparently offering a stiff resistance
I'aris military critics also point to a
German peril here where the left end
of the German tine at St. Gohaitt is
threatened with outflanking.
Lat rcorts from the British end of
the line also indicated strong German
resistance hut recorded alo furthrr
advances for General Haig's force.
notable southeast of Arras.
German Moving Gnaa Eaat.
In part at least the German retire-
ment in Trance may be explained bv
an official statement of the new Rus-
sian war ministry in which it is an-
nounced that the Germans are concen-
trating great quantities of munitions
supplies and men on the northern end
of the Russian front. A Teutonic of-
fensive in the near future in this im-
portant but long-neglected war area is
Field Marshal von llindenhurg who
is credited with establishing the new
line in the west is classed as a believer
in the theory that a decision in the
war can best he gained by a ramnaign
mi the eastern front against Russia.
Gentian forces under command of
Archduke joseph yesterday stormed the
Russian position on the Rumanian
frontier ridge between the Solyomtar
and t iohanor valleys according to to-
day's official German statement and
captured 500 Russians.
GIRL CHANGES MIND
AND MANLAST THING
ILKF.S RARRK. IV. March 24 -After
getting a license to wed Theo-
dore Hull 22 years old of Herwick.
Katie Marciew 21 year old changed
her mind claiming she had met Huti
only one day before she got the license
and that be did not seem anxious to
hurry the wedding.
She brought . the license back to the
courthouse here and exchanged it for
another which gives her the right to
wed Alex Wornick Iter first tweet-
heart who she said was willing to
slip his head into the marriage noose
Back Wages Held
Up by Minor Points
NKW YORK. March 24-A number
of minor points mil remain to he de-
cided before the brotherhood conduc-
tors engineers firemen and trainmen
receive the hack wages front January
I due under the application of the
Adamson law. The committees of rail
road managers and brotherhoods which
have been conferring here took recess
yesterday until some lime in April.
F.tisha lae nf the railway managers
said they bad agreed upon t tentative
to Tell City
of War Action
Patriotic Meeting Is Planned in
Event Declaration Is Made;
'I went) one blasts from the siren
whistle ol ilie Oklahoma l.as and T.lec-
tru: company will proclaim to Oklaho-
ma City that war has been declared
between the I'nitcd States and Ger-
many. I hi- arrangement was-made thi
mortjing between the American Mili-
tary league and the company in order
that the ihy might he notified that the
I nited States is ready to cuatt ven-
geance for the bleeding bodies of Amer-
ii an babies and women slaughtered by
Prussian hloodthirst ; and to inform
Oklahoma (its tlut a huge patriotic
massmeetiug is to be held in the citv
Auditorium In tase the declaration of
war is made after o'clo.k in the
evening the meeting will be held fthc
Addresses will lie delivered at this
patriotic rally bv t inventor Williams
Adjutant General Am el T'.arp Judge C.
It. Stuart and Cuonel Ruy Hoffman
commander of tp.c First rrgimenl" )k-
jahoma National guard. The First Regiment-band
will furnish music.
Oklahoma City women and. the citi-
iciis of the entire state are invited to
attend the meeting
SHOW 31 DEAD IN
Ten Othcis Fatally Injured;
NKW ALBANY. Ind. March 24 -
Revised official lists of the victims of i
the torm which swept over New AT
hany yesterday show the number of j
lead to be thirty-one and the injured
Ten Fatally Hurt.
Of the injured ten or more are prob
ably fatally hurt while it is thought a
number of bodies lie buried under the
debris of wrecked buildings. Search of
the ruins is going forward under mili-
Approximately .100 residences and
industrial plants and other buildings
were badly damaged or destroyed.
State Troopa Artlve.
State troops from Indianapolis ar
rived here a: 2. .It o'llmk to tno charge
of the situation V.
Policemen firemen front Louis-
ville just across' the river and from
Jrffersonville three miles awav. togeth
er with officers from the Indiana state
reformatory assisted in maintaining or-
der last night.
Relief Fund Raised.
The chaos which came in the wake
of the storm was uuickty succeeded by
organucd efforts to assist those in
need. A large relief fund was raised
at a hurriedly gathered meeting I his
fund was increased by a contribution
from the board of trade of Louisville
and today further subscriptions were
Damage done by the wind extended
several miles into the country.
No accurate estimate of tlie total
property damage had been possible but
it is believed the loss was more than
a million dollars.
Petition Is Filed
for Higher Rates
W A SI I INGTON March 24 -K.f forts
by all railroads of the country to ob-
tain a general inrrease in freight rates
probably of 10 or IS percent were fore-
cast today b a preliminary petition of
the principal eastern roads to the in-
terstate conmerre commission. West
em railroads notified the commission
they would file a similar application
loon perhaps later today and southern
railroad are expected to follow. The
new rate would apply to all classes of
freight except coal coke and ote.
Former Wife and Daughter
of Couch On Way to Court
Mrs. Mary I). Couch and daughter.
One of the most interested spectators
at the trial of John Couih on a chaige
of killing Nellie Dunn. s Mrs. Mars!. " g.ri si. nrougm mtsi-
I noma t in wsterdav lol ..wing a tele-
Couch divorced wile of the defendant
Some tune ago Mrs. Couch vvrole
County Attorney Selhv a letter avkmg
that he press the charge anal"! her
former husband vigorouslv and en-
deavor to secure a death sentence.
On the stand yesterday Mrs t ouch
suid she merely wanted to see justice
done. Little Mary Conch the 10-year-(
Id daughter of Couch may he called
by the state this afternoon to teshty
In the direct examination of the ac-
i used man yesterday he said that the
treatment which Mary was reported to
have received at the studio of Roland
D. Williams caused bun to become
temporarily mentallv unbataiii Vd He
?id that Nellie Dunn had taken the
little daughter to Williams tmlio ami
FOTATO AHD OHIOR
SAN FRANCISCO. Mar.h Jl The
boycott as a curb 'on piucs will be
given a test by San Tram is. n women
I (K)0 of whom menibets of the House-
wives league have pledged themselves
it was announced t.xl.iv to buy no
onions or potatoes f..r two wnks
Four Young Women!
Reject Matrimony !
and Life on Farm
ST. I.OI IS. March 24 - Four voting
wrmen. arraigned in police court were
a-ked by Judge llog.iu whether one
of thetn would be willing to go to Ko-
t.n. Texas and become the wife of
A F. Rinker. a farmer there
K inker recently wrote to Judge
Krueger of the court of triinhul cor-
rection saving that he had become
tiled of cooking for himself after fif-
teen years of bachelorhood and offer-
irg to marry and try to trfonn a girl
whom Judge Krueger had released on
Among the "four in polne coint a
the young woman in itirstioii Sbe te-
died that St l.oius was good en ) igb
lot her and that she couldn't took
anyhow. I he others also de lined ihe
Irving C. Norwood
LAMPS A I ...'0 V. M.
PLEA OF COUCH
tl at Williams bad hrld her in his lap
and hugged and kissed her.
piione i. ill trooi tlie count v attorney.
Ibis morning she was kept in the of
ice of the rotinty attorney with a lilim-
1 er of oiher witctissc who will be
c: lied later Sbe has not been allowed
ill the rout loom and it is H.ssible that
she ml! not be called upon to testify.
While on the witness stand Coui
s;iid he frequently dreamed about the
li'tle girl and that he frr.pientlv heard
her calling "Daddy" in these dreams.
He said that he told Miss Dunn tliat
if she caned the. baby to Williams'
sii.dio again that there would he trou-
ble Miss Wade a young woman em-
ployed at the studio kept him informed
in regard to the times th.v the little
I g;r went to the place with Miss Dunn.
Wife Wears Suit
of Man to Dance
riTTSI'.l Kt.ll Pa. March 24-
"Your honor lie destroyed my best
suit be. ane I wanted to attend a
dance and while he was asleep I put
on his (lotbes and went anvwav" le-
dared Mrs. Madge Williams in the
snuthsiile polne court while explain
ing to M.igisliate Watkuis how she
tame to Te arrested d'ese in a man's
clothes. 'The ibaiges against Mrs. Wil-
liams was "suspicious chaiacter"
KILL MAN; OVER 250
L YORK Matih .'4 - M .in
scribed for the tase of James
kruicdv MiCahe f. inner ilerk of
the iitv magistrates toiitt who
ne.iily died of the biicughs. Sum
were mailed ami telegtaphed front
all parts ..I the ci.nntrv. One man
paid $2 50 for telegraph tolls on ail
elaborate desiriptiou of a method by
which Mr. MtCahe was to he
frightened out of lus'attaik Me-
t ahe's physuiHU annoiliu e.l thai he
had been cured bv repeated doses of
a rare form of Chinese nook Ibis
drug costs a grain and it took
$121 worth In do the wotk
Davenport and Col.
'N OKLAHOMA CITV ONI CIN7
CHEWHEBB TWO CENT.
WEST AND GRAY
'Alleged Slayer May Be Callcl
STATE MAY CLOSE TODAY
Defendant's Nephew Gives
To 'combat the theory of insanity re
led on as the defense in the ( ouih cj
the state ibis afternoon w ill .introdm u
in nbuttal three alietusls-ftr. J. W.
Duke state' health commissioner of
Guthrie; Dr A. K. West of Oklahoma
City and Dr I T Gray of Stillwatet
Stale May Close Today.
County Attorney Srlhy thinks that
the state's rebuttal proof may all be.
ir before the adjournment of court to-
day State's attorneys have not yet de
rided whether little Mary (ouch
daughter nf the defendant will be put "
on the stand.
The defense rested at 11:30 o'clock
this morning Johl L. George nephew
of the defendant by marriage was the
last witness introduced. He was used
by the defense to bolster up lite pica oi
Kae Abe Coven.
"Did you know Abe Couth in his It To
time?" asked Mr Fstes.
"W hat relation was he to the defend
artt J.xlm M Couch?"
"Is he living or dead '"
"Do vou know the manner of bil
"He committed suicide." Wittiest
answered before Mr. Selhy could get
in an chiection.
"How did he come to his death?"
"Hy. shooting according Pi the cor
"D.d vou see the body after death?"
"Describe the inditioii of the IkmIv?"
"It looked like anv other dead body."
"When did he die ?"
"I'AU or 1I5."
Mr Selhy aked that all the evidenea
of the witness be stricken from the ree
ord and the jury he told to disregard it.
Overruled by the rourt.
The court then sustained contention
of the state that witness' slatetnent
with reference to the manner of Aha
Couch's death he withdrawn from tha
F-vidcnce intruded by the defense to
corroborate the testimony of Couch
when on the witness stand yesterday
when he slatrd that messenger boysj
had told him certain things about Row
' land D WiUiams' character and thing I
! that took place in the studio did not
: get to the jury.
Messenger on Stand
i Ben Tester J D. Lemon and J. A.
j Kcucks former Postal messenger werti
I called. Lester was the first introduced
I "Did you know Rowland D William
i in his lifetime '" ..
i "I did "
"When did yott firt meet hint?"
"Some time in November IVI.l."
! "How many times did you meet hint"
" I hree or four."
"Where did vou meet him?"
"At IJH' West Second street."
"Who was there at the time yon
"No one hut Williams."
Tell of Conversation.
"What conveisation did you havi
i with W illiams?" Objection by the state
j "I ell what happened there?'' Oojec
i lion by thr slate sustained by the court.
I Counsel in the rase then gathered at
the judge's stand with the court re
potter and the rest of the witness'
testimony w. .transcribed into the reo
ord Lester was then excused.
1 Witness l emon was aiked practkal'y
I the same ipiestinn and gave practical!?
' the same answers; the conference with
I ihe curt was bad again lcmnn wad
: not questioned further tit npen court.
Ti rinks was only asked hi age and
I I ow T ng sim e be had been in -the tee.
vice ol the Postal. He said he wan 11
' and Irft the telegraph company em
ploy Jist prit.
i AiU Crowding tlopat4
Judge t. lark; 'old Ihe court roora hl
ii tin(i ta iwt Tmi
Hoffman will tpcIi. ?
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