Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 120, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 18, 1917 Page: 1 of 10
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Engineers On Way to Camp
AHOMA GITY TIMES
Paid Circulation Guaranted Groatenr Than Any 02Ur Evaning Nawtpapar Publiahod in Oklahoma.
VOL. XXlX. NO. 120.
ON COAL SUPPLY
"Exorbitant Profits of Opera-
' tors Must End
WILL DECIDE COURSE SOON
Mass of Statistics Provided
By Trade Board
WASHINGTON Aug. 18-Preii-dent
Wilson went to the food admin-
istration todiy (or a personal confer-
ence with Herbert C. Hoover and later
went to the federal trade commnion.
The president discussed the coal situ-
ation and the extent to which he would
assume the powers to control distribu-
tion vested in him by the food bill.
Action Neat Week.
The pesident will take some action in
the coal aituation early next week He
carried back to the White House from
the trade cormniision a mass of eta-
tiitic on coal production costs and
will go over them tomorrow. His de-
cWon probably will be announced
The president'! intintwn It wai
learned authoritatively Is to reduce the
present pricei not oniy ai me mine
but of jobbers and retailenThe trade
commlstion't report indicates that op-
erator can til thair bituminous at a
price far below the maximum-of $3
fixeU at a recent conference between
mine managers and government of-
ficials and still make a handsome
Powari Art Extansive.
Under the law the president may fix
price of coat operate the mines or com-
cundeer itocks and sell to the public.
Some decision of which course he will
pursue is expected as the result of to-
day's conferences which were based on
"the federal trade commission's now
completed report on the coal situation.
The trend of the commission's report
on the subject was to urge the president
to take over the supply and its dis-
tribution. The trade commission's re-
port says it is learned thaf at pr""1
prices operators jobbers and retailers
are reaping exorbitant profits and in-
equitable distribution is adding to the
cost in many sections.
OIL r.37 SEllO
AT TWO DOLLARS
INDEPENDENCE. Kan. Aug. 18.-
Crude oil advanced another ten cents
here today to $2.00 a barrel. That priee
was posted by the Prairie Oil and Gas
Mailed Out Today
Copies of the rules and regulations
prescribed by uovernor w imams ior
the'Oklahoma home guards are being
n.nlH trwtiv hv the state council of
defense to the executivt committees of
the rnunty councils. While the state
council will not have any part in the
organization of the guards it is en-
deavoring to arouse interest in the dif-
ferent counties o as to stimulate the
forming of county jinits.
AR RAIDERS FAIL
TO REACH PARIS
PARIS. Aug. IB An air raid alarm
mas sounded at 3 o'clock this morning.
The sky was clear and within a quarter
of an hour the hum ol defense air-
planes could be heard as they circled
over the citv. At 4 05 bugles were
' eounded indicating the danger was
CODY OF SEIIATOn
seiit to vir.::r.iA
ASHEV1LLE. "nTT:.' Aug. IS.-The
body of John W. Kern former senator
from Indiana who died hete last night
wai tent early today to Hollies Va. the
late lenator'i summer home for burial.
Funeral arrangements had not been
completed today when those in charge
of the body left here. Mr. Kern died
at an Ashevilte hospital from uraemic
I poisoning after an illness lasting since
LEASED VlRK REPORT
Daring French Aviator Re-
sents German Charge That
He Fights .Unfairly
By The Associated Presa.
BRITISH FRONT IN FRANCE
AND BELGIUM Aug. 18-From a sec-
tion of the French front comes word
that the renowned aviator Captain
George Guynemer brought down two
more German machines making fifty-
two he has accounted for. Guynemer
visited headquarters to receive a decor-
ation from a distinguished Rumanian
ireneral The Associated Press corres
pondent saw the medal pinned on the
breast of the intrepid airman betides
numerous others he won including a
decoration from the king of the Bel-
gians the day before.
Guynemer undoubtedly wai proud of
the honor but he wai much disturbed
over an article which hat just appeared
in a Berlin paper saying be ia not
really brave but that he flew at a great
height and attacked enemies by twoop-
irtr down on lhtm. The purport of
the atory wmt that Guynemer did not
play thatfaa fairly. .
Guvnetnef swore .vengeance for tnit
carjard AM as he walked away after re-
ceiving the decoration with a deter-
mined look-on his face he gave full
indication at to what he had planned.
' It may be added that he appeared to
hold the deepest veneration of French
soldiers. As he strode out of the head-
quarters grounds yesterday with hit
breast blaring in the tun from many
medals the soldiers stood at attention
all along the way even those who were
inside the offices ritfng to their feet at
a tribute to the hero. "
Efghteeji Fund Sub-Stations
Collect $13160 In Week
The Times "Our Royt in France To
bacco Fund? has hurdled the $J00 mark
as the result 'of donations of $131.60
made at eighteen sub-agencies of the
fund established in cigar stores druc
Mores and other places of business dur
ing the last week.
Collections made yesterday from
these sub-agencies netted a "bag" of
tIJl.oO. Donations prevrously acknowl-
edged amounted to $221.70 bringing the
total thus far contributed to $J5JflO.
The Lee-Hnckins hotel cigar stand
with collections of $15.25 led all the
Times agencies followed by the West-
fall Drug Itore with collections ot
$13 75 ana the Lee-Huckins hotel newt
stand with collections of $11.75.
Collection! are to be made from these
(Cntinua4Vn Pt Column I.)
' Local Forecast
LOCAL FMICAtT Oanaraltv'falr
waathar tonlf ana Sunday) not much
chant In tmsrattira.
TATE FORgCAtJT Tanlaht and tun.
day aartaraily tafr waathar.
WEEKIT FOMCABT Generally hit
nil warm durtef Ihlaf wutk belnnlnt
10 p. m T4
11 p. m 71
It mldnlfM 71
a. m. fa
10 a. m. It
It a. m It
A . Nf I a m..
J frOAI - m..
JMjr 7 a. m..
1 y ji . a I i. in.
WWIffi Ml EffUKDHS fflJ
TO GUARD UNIT
Special Train Carries Com-
' pany C to Fort Worth
TO WORK; ON CANTONMENT
Men Will Get Valuable Train-
ing in Camp
Company "C" Oklahoma engineers
200 strong with headquarters in Ok-
lahoma City left thit morning at A
o'clock for .Fort Worth Texas. They
were ordered latt Thursday to leave
for Fort Worth Saturday morning to
assist in the building of the cantonment
at Camp Bowie where the former na-
tional guard units of this state wi'.l
train prior to joining the other forces
of the United States in France.
Few Peopla twa -March.
Due to the early -hour erf their de-
parture there were but few people on
Broadway to watch the toldieri march
from their armory on North Broadway
to the Santa Fe station.
At the nation however the toldlers
were greeted by their mothen broth-
ers titers swectnaarta -and . friends.
With' Um Jtiaa of bit. sweetheart atlll
burning an hit lipi many a sol-
dier turned to receive the blestingt
and tweet kin of hit mother then
jumped on the tram.
Cheera From Crowd.
There was a great crowd at the Santa
Fe station to bid the Oklahomani
(Continual an PQt t. Column 8.)
Will Burn Crops
BOISE Idaho Aug. 18-The In-
dustrial Workert of the World are pre-
paring to use phosphorus with which to
burn grain fileds and grain held in
storage throughout Idaho Oregon and
Washington .according to information
sent to sheriffs of daho here tonight
by Urvey Allred director of the ttats
firm markets bureau.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18-Presi-dent
Wilson is making a personal
ttudy of the labor tituation in the
northwest especially in Washington
Oregon Montana and Idaho where a
general strike of the-1. W. W. is threat-
ened next Monday
GORE MAKES NEW
EFFORT TO BLOCK
Senator Would Prevent Send
ing Men To Europe
WASHINGTON Aug. 18 Tn dis-oosina-
of minor dispute of the war
tax bill the senate today by a vote of
.18 to 22 struck out the provision In-
serted by the' finance committee for a
one-cent ttamp on bnk checkt and
cerificatet of depoais designated to
raNe $10000000000 in revenue.
An amendment to prevent expending
any money raised frohthe bill in
transporting ;nen' to Europe who have
not volunteered for such tervice waa
introduced by Senator Gore. The Ok-
lahoma senator said his object wat to
conserve American man-power. He
declared that the total number of men
of draft age -in atl the allied countries
is nearly equal to the total population
of Germany and that there it no dearth
of man power among the F.urrmeon
countries now at war with the central
"What we need most ia not men but
munition arms and weapons and sup-
plies" he said
The amendment war passed over
without action. An amendment by Sen
ator Underwood of Alabama providing
that war Increases In pottage ratei shall
not be the basis oj increasing any pott-
OKLAHOMA' CITY SATURDAY
Pope Is Assured of Teutonic Support
For Peace Plan Despite Pan-Germans;
United States to Send Separate Reply
Slight Differences Arise Be-
tween Central Powers But
Austria Is Strongly for Vati-
- KOMI Aug. la. Tha peace pro-
posals of Pope Baaadict according
to tha Berne correspondent of the
Idea Nailoaala are assured of the
support of neutral gomaments
lncludlag 8wUierU4. Tfca Berlin
chancellory the report adds has as-
eured the peatlff It will give dor-
al adhtsioa U the proposala while
Vienna haa declared that it la ready
to Initiate aagotiaUMi. Tha allisd
goverunente It la ieclarad are
maintaining an attitude of restive v
toward tha propoaala.
COPENHAGEN Aug 18-The Ger-
man foreign office it not yet ready to
announce the novernment t ttand on
the popei peace proposals and an
answer probably will be delayed con-
siderably while the four central powert
art endeavoring to reconcile aomewhat
divergent view and intereate fegardkig
teace. A cordial article in the Cologne
Caaette perhapt presages the German
point of view by declaring it it the duty
of all governments to support any ef-
fort at nonorable mediation and point-
ing out that the pope's action is in line
with previous efforts of Germany.
Austria For It Strong.
It It evident that Austria-Hungary
will throw its full weight in favor of an
affirmative answer to the pope's wel-
come proposal just at Bulgaria which
recently has been manifesting extreme
sentltiveness upon Auttro-German dis-
cussion of the future of Macedonia will
flatly and vehemently oppose any ac-
ceptance of the return of occupied areas
The note which was sent direct to the
emperor by the pope was published In
the morning papers.
Moat Papers Skeptical
While the Germania.'as befits its rep
resentative Catholic character is de-
cjdedly optimistic regarding the pros-
pects for tangible results most papers
ire rather skeptical as to the chances
that it will lead tn anything in the im
mediate future. At least the pan-Ger
man papers insist that peace on the
ropnsed basis is Utterly impossible. The
lerlin Tages Zeitung sayt the evacu
ation of Belgium and all occupied re-
gions of France is impossible just be
cause independent Belgium hencelorth
would be an (reconcilable enemy of
Germany and it must be subordinated
to the security rtf Germany! frontiers.
Even the plan of the former German
chancellor I)r. Von Bethmann-Hollweg
for a Polish protectorate is rejected be-
cause the Poles have thown themselves
ungrateful for favors granted them.
PBISIO 8AYS HARD
PARIS Aug. 18-Major General
Pershing the American commander
told the Associated Press today that the
war can be won only by hard and force-
ful blows delivered by a well-trained
American army working in conjunction
with the allied armies.
for o::ioac3 noes
CHICAGO0O Aug. 18-Hogi which
sold August 10 at $1 a hundredweight ;
August 15 at $18 today brought $19.
Receipts of 6.000 had been expected:
2500 arrived. The British government
is said tn haVe asked packers to of-
fer ham and baron freely for Septem-
ber 'hipmertt. The packers have reck-
oned with quotationl based on hogs at
20 per hundredweight.
vc;n l:iet u;;io;is
IURMING1IAM Ala. Aug. 1A-AI-ahama
coal mine operators will not
under any conditions meet in confer-
ence with officers or representatives of
the miners' union or recognise It ac-
cording to a statement today by James
L Davidson secretary of the operators'
association. He stated however that
the operatori would gladly meet Sec-
retary of Labor Wilson or any other
accredited representative ot tho gov'
AUGUST 18 1917.
Cardlnal' OaapnrrL" .
Cardinal Gasparrl it tecreUry to Fopa
Benedict XV and it conducting the ne
gotiations with belligerent nations re
garding the pope't peace proposals.
ON HOOVER WEEK
Pastors To Tell Congregations
of Eight Requests
HOOVIS'S REQUESTS. '
Following are the right sugges-
tions of Herbert Hoover national
food administration to the house-
wives of America which if fol-
lowed will do much to help our
soldiers "make the world safe for
democracy." Local women are
asked to observe them next week
"Hoover Week"-and all the rest of
the time during which America is
in the world war:
1. Save the wheat. 2. Save the
meat. 3. Save the milk. 4. Save
the fats. 5. Save the sugar. 6.
Save the fuel. 7. INe the perish-
able goods. 8 Vie local supplies.
From practically every pulpit In Ok-
lahoma City at either the morning or
evening service tomorrow verbal bom-
bardments will be fired at opening
guns In the hlgt bjoover week battle
which will rage here alt next week.
All Can Help.
How every citiien however humble
can save food and serve the nation will
be outlined by the rlrrgy who will
make special appeals for observance of
the six Hoover pledges. .
Rev. . H. II. L'rch. pastor ol the
Pilgrim Congregational church and
member of the food conservation com-
mittee of the Chamber of Commerce
has been Instrumental In working up
Interest in the plan among his brother
clergymen. His requests for sermons
nn the subject have met with a hearty
response and it will be a rare church
in which the food topic is not touched
New Impetus was glvtn to the tele
phone campaign of spreading broad
cast the Hoover week idee thlt mom
Lord Cecil Says Peace Talk
Difficult While the Germans
Continue to Murder Sailors
WASHIHOToff Aug. llThe
reply of the Unite! Statei to tha
t-ope'a peace note will h tint In-
dependently and net In connection
with any answer from tha ether
belllgerenta. At tenet thlt U the
Ilea nt thla time aa Indicated hy
eertUry Lanilng. A reply may
not be expected antil the propone!
I inrtfvlly lonillirel
It b iiMraUy heUtva Oat tjw
prwIlMt will eenttlar tha enlnlani
of tha other nllln in making rttjy
and that tha dlplamatlo reyreaenU
UvtM tn WaakuMtan ma aachant-
Im tha vtewi of ahair lovarnmemta
with tha atate 4ipartment.
i nvnnu a.. ia TV. .iiui m.
ernmenta will dlacttii lointly tha peace
jRobert CZtiiM &i XaleT aWSTPJ
lul.y Uk.ik.. tk. Mk Milt a eoAlfM. IN
I ivsimi vv iswaaswfl mw a t"F w w
JaImI slAia Aa mm siaMdli4 ifi Anfflat
niann thrnu.h ha medium of the
united Statei or by tome other man
ntr will be decided later.
Fate of Steeaer'e Crew.
When the eorresDondant entered the
office of the minister of blockade he
wat leated at a detk with a package of
documenti dealing with the fate of tha
crew of the iteamer Belgian Prince
while another packet lying near told
the itory-of the American tteamer
Campana tunk August 0 and from
which the captain and several gunnert
were rernoved by the crew of the tub-
marine whether at captivet or to tuf-
fer a fate similar to the crew of the
Belgian Prince it not yet known. .
"It It difficult to talk of n 'condi-
tion'" remarked Lord Robert in re-
sponse to n question concerning the
nanar "whlta raaitlna- alnrift Ilka thai!.
- .... -
I hone a ncere v the brave Americans
taken from the Campana have not inf
fared the fate which the plratet meted
out to our men on the Belgian Prince.
It takei me back to the awful dayi when
old-time piratei by way of reprisal
made sailors walk the plank to certain
death in tha ten.
Peraonal Ylewa of Cecil.
Turning to the note from the Vatican
Lord Robert Cecil after prefacing hit
(Continued' en Pane a Column 1.)
TAKES UP WORK
Receipt of Lists Acknowledged
at Meeting Today -
Receipt of lists of naroei of men cer
tified by their local bonrdi to tha dis
trict appellate board of tha western
Oklahoma district were acknowledged
by the latter board at a meeting held
today In The Oklahoman building. Dr.
John W. Duke of Guthrie chairman of
the board presided)
. Active Rait Week.
Doctor Duke tald It would he the
last part of neat week before the board
could take up appealed cases tinea the
perion who makei an appeal to the
district board hai ten dayi In which to
file hit affidaviti.
There are a number of clalmt for ei
emotion from military tervice from
farmers and these clalmt will be taken
up tome time during the early part of
next week according to Doctor Duke.
Bv far the greater number of appeals
made to the exemption board are being
filed by men whose claim for exemp-
tion from military service because of
dependents were rejected by their re-
spective local boards.
There are many tuch clalmt before
tha district board now but cannot be
acted on until the affidaviti ItfMfUAf
PRICE 2 OTTO !i
AND 40 ISMS
Town of Rlgaud Almost -lab
fated by Crash
5000 EMPLOYED IN PLANT
Three Blasts Occur; Is Heard
for Twenty Miles '
OTTAWA Out Aug. lfc-Fint j
reporta received hart from thaaaM v
of tha powder txnpati tatUy g .
Ilgaad Queee. ttate that la . . ;
naighbefhoal of 30 yaratna hew j
MONTREAL Aug. 18-A Itttftb'
mtataft at tH fwdar. plant of Crt
k Harvey Ltd.. it Rlgaud Quehe ff
day It believed to have causae sry
loti of Ufa. Five themand aw aci
woman am tmplbed tt the punt trktsh
covert an ere of fivg tnjnfi miUa-
covtri mi am of fivg Kptara milaa- ti
Firat Haul M Mttaa Away. '
From nointa near ftle-aud It Ml
learned that three ettploalone took rliTY
Tht ftrtt at 9 o'clock mu "t-;i I
Vaeeyy twenty mfkt away - r
Iwu Bw3rffj Hf yZf!
I offplMfot) S(fa7al I i;
I t . A a tZ Iw
I rfflrDnOflff Mfl IrlCafTIDn
ilrpnon and telegrapn emmwmsj
ith Rlgaud making- it difficult to ok
with Rlgaud making It difficult t(
tain information Traffic on the Caaaw
dlan Pacific railroad's OtUwa-Mceitroal
Ine which oaitti dote to tha fURt
hat been tuspended '
Trainmen who got away from try
tcana of the axplotion repottN c:i '
forty hoatea at Dragon n little vlllc'J
near tha powdar plant owuplog
workmen were rued by tne forta u
tha explotlon. . .
okoka Cevera Cotuttrytiia .
Tha whole countryside waa eevwAi
at 10 o'clock with a dean cogMrtt
ored amoke. A ipecial tram of ett
tori and nnrtei left hare i HJ
o'clock for tha ecena of tha diaaateY.
Tha officiala here of Curtii Ktl
vcy Ltd. lacked information at to Of
came of tha explotlon. It waa atl
thai probably 300 pertoni were workirj
inn prooaoiy juw pertoni were wonsrz i
i. .u. -i .. .i... l i
in tna tection ot tne plant wharo u
Urn explotlon took place. It waa la
Hawaii kv tha nfflrlala ka ha aattaa) "
explotioni were canted by fira wheel1 'J.
v waa m tivw inw inaama
tpread from tha firtt .' nl
Paaeengeri leoaata Doai. w-;
Passengers on a Canadian Pn?
railroad train which patted tha aotrv.''
of the diiatter placed tha ntjmfear 4j
dead from the firtt csploaion at A ' r : 1
Tillage of Dregoo. Iktatii ' ' ;
The passengers tald It waa kr"'
ble to obtain definite figuraa aa i
dredi rushed . into the ofoa atr
when the firit explotlon owatrai )
few had returned when thair trtb
tot Montreal. ' fi
The extent of the artSoai'VfEr
udged by the fact thafWfO . I
MMiiei over a mil from tha v
blown down. At Boon tha
prngon .waa hlumf and It kotta i
It wotjld ho deatroyed. v TWi '
Rlgattdli pott vltUgt la Vip'
connty yne. M im Kman a u v
ma as tntlaa minmi of K.
ii naa a "mmm asaa e f a
of abovt M araona. S f t I
Urn " --- fal'U IMLJ . 1
LONDOU At. t-$x Caaadksd
were kllred andU jnjtirad In ISoAeeN
dental exploelon of n nitttlatatag a.
mimic war at tha maiiewert' caata ogJ
Da UaiV. mrr' MCDr4'C taj
Salutes the Flaa
At Mob's Reqaest
STRATFORD. Okla. Aug. I .
An alleged slacker held hern for .
authorities today and made Jo aa
faHaral All carl. WIS I'vm
let today and made'lo aa
flag and epologleo for Mi
. of the reeident by
rhtch formed in iht pnblla
Nelson Neal. if year! old th
man held was alleged to have ma-; .
ligned the president and when tt
rested is tald to have kwaWS
lo give particular! contertAeil
registration. Altar he had r
made to talute tha Jt '
turned back to CKy t
jlyden who arraeted V.
he wai talsen to tUf
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