Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 128, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 28, 1917 Page: 1 of 12
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Oklahoma City time
Paid CiicuUtion GuaranUed Gratr Than Any Other Evening Nawtpapar Published in Oklahoma.
VOL. XXIX. NO. 128.
OKLAHOMA CITY TUESDAY AUGUST 28 1917.
PRICE 2 CENTO
mm cuts our m of ok ceot h
Conviction of Roy Crane for
Libel Is Affirmed
PURPORTED OATH SENT OUT
KnightS'Of Columbus in Case;
Appeal From El Reno.
THK criminal court of ap-
JSi peals in Ian opinion written
by Judge J K. Armstrong
51 aim concurred in uy ju"sr
Thomas II. Doyle ami Sini'h
C. Matron today affirmed the convic-
tion of Koy Oane on a charge of lihrl
agaiist the fourth degree members of
the Knights of Columbus.
Fined By Judy.
Crane an anti-Catholic lecturer was
fined $1 and costs by a jury in the
court of District Judge K. H. Forrest
in Canadian county in January 1U.
and took an appeal to the criminal
court of appeals. The .printing and
circulation of a hxk entitled "Barbar
ous Catholicism and Moral Theology
of St. I.imiori. bv Prof. Koy Crane."
brouaht about his conviction
The printing in the hook of an oath
which Crane declared was taken by
fourth degree Knights of Columbus wan
the specific thing to which objection
To Wage War Charge.
It was alleged that the subscribers
to this oath hound themselves to wage
relrntless war against all "heretics
nrotestants and liberals" and to "ex
tirnate them from the face of the
earth:" that "neither age sex or condi
tion would be spared" and that those
taking the oath would "hang burn
waste boil. flav. strangle and bury
alive these infamous heretici rip up lh-.
stomachs of their women and crush
their infants' heads against the walls
in order to annihilate their execrable
That when the same could not be
done openly the subscriber would se
cretly use the poison cup. the strangu-'
lation cord the steel of the poinard or
the leaden bullet etc."
Purported Oath Quoted.
Tbe concluding paragraph of the
purported oath read
"In confirmation of which I hereby
dedicate my life iny soul and all my
(Contlnmd en Page 2. Column 3.)
IIEW CHARGE FILED
An information charging assault with
intent to injure was filed today before
Justice of the Peace T. F. Dotinell
against Orvel Johnson local attorney.
Johnson i accused of shooting Karl
Kvans Id years oldi on the night of
A former charge against Johnson for
the same offense was dismissed last
Saturday afternoon by Justice of the
Peace T. F. Farley the decision was
unpopular with Assistant County Attor-
nry John Wt' Scothom and the new
charge was filed. The date for John-
son's preliminary bearing has not been
TO AIlEniCflll CAUPS
WASHINGTON' Aug. -'"-A group
of British or French army officers
specialists in various details of trench
warfare will be attached to the na-
tional guard and national army camps
tinder plans worked out by the war de-
fiartntent. Probably eight or ten will
ie assigned to each of the thirty-two
camps. The foreign offirers will not
come in direct touch with the American
troops. The American officers will
have the opportunity of consulting
with their foreign associates who have
bad actual experience at the front with
control of artillery fire bombing at-
tacks machine guns and co-ordinating
movements of infantry units in at-
tacks or of defensive operations.
Pig Resisted an
Released to Owner
The Times had not been on the street
fifteen minutes yesterday when there
was a fall at the police station by the
owner of the little red pig which was
arrested on South Broadway
"I see in the Times where you have
my pig; I'm coming right down for it"
was what acting sergeant Itlakey heard
over the phone.
"Well come along but come pre-
pared to put up bond for the pig's ap-
pearance in court tomorrow morning
t o'clotk" responded the sergeant.
"What's tbe charges? Only loitering
'jav-walking' and resisting an officer.1
When the owner (if the pi'g arrived at
the station he gave the police a rereipt
for it and left happv wtirn all charges
were dismissed by the sergeant
Mayor Gets Transportation
Blanks Too for Local
Mayor Overholser as chairman of
the exemption board for the second city
district today received meal tickets and
transportation blanks furnished men of
the national aritiy as they are called
in his district. The tickets and blanks
were mailed him by Adjutant (ieneral
Farp who received them from the war
146 On Firit Call.
The quota for the first call of the
second city district is Mo men. Five
percent of this number will be called
on September 5 which will result in
only eight men being sent from the dis-
trict on that date. It is the desire (id
the war department that where possi-
ble men with previous military train-
ing be included in the shipment of the
first 5 percent.
Two men accepted in the second dis-
trict and who filed no exemption claim
have appealed to the mayor to see that
they get in the first shipment. W. H.
Askew who has had three years of mil-
itary service made a personal call on
the mavor and asked that he be in-
lluded in the first shipment and today
a letter was received by the mayor trom
Harry Fugene Cecil who stated that
he too wanted to go with the first de-
tachment. More Than Quota.
The second city district has obtained
more than its quota from the 412 men
who have been examined. The hoard is
now awaiting instructions from the ad-
jutant general's office to mail the no-
tices to the men who will go in the
first draft 'specifying the particular
date on which they are to report.
HOPE OF RUSSIA
OF ARMY POWER
Commander Says Anarchy
Must Be Suppressed
PETROGRAO Aug. 28. Gen-
eral Korniloff declared before the
national council in teuton here
that railway conditions would make
it tmpoiiible for the army to re-
ceive any more auppliea by Novem-
ter. He quoted a telegram from
the commander-in-chief of the
southwestern front taying that the
shortage of bread and biscuit there
amounted almost to a famine.
General Korniloff then read fig-
ures relatoing to the production of
war materials which he aald had
decreased compared with the period
from October 1910 to January
1917 by 60 percent for gnna and
ahelli and 80 percent for airplanes.
"If thii state of affairs con-
tinues" he added "tbe Russian
rmies will find themselves in the
same state aa in the apring of 1915
MOSCOW Aug. 2R.-Th
S. second general sitting of tin
. . i u-l:
53 national couirrriii r was urn
"5 yesterday afternoon denera
Korniloff. tbe commander-in-
chief entered the hall in company with
Premier Kerensky. His appearance
was the signal for a prob nged ova-
tion. All the delegates cheered for
Russia the revolutionary government
and the army.
Vladimir Nahoukoff s prominent
social-democrat speaking in the name
(Continued on Psps 2 Column 4.)
AL fORgCAST Partly cloudy
unsettled and cooler tonight) Wednesday
STATE FORECAST Tonloht fair;
cooler except In northwest portion) Wed
K ANBAR Oenorsllv ftr. wrmr.
ARKANHAB - Partly rloudy slioweri In
WKBT TF.XAH-rnrlly cloudy showers
10 p. m
11 p. m
Rainfall hers during 84 -hour period
Mt KATf TO rvAVtl
pj WOWS At HrwJ
FO fW KWrsEY
WrNT rD J
r I a. m.
IvL fit 11 m.
Ximmie i n.
I 1 p m
Operator Escapes From Cot
Filed by Two Men.
SHOOTS "AT ASSAILANTS
Dilworth Posses in Pursuit;
Girl Badly Burned
nil.WOKTH. Okla Aug 28.
'--(S p ec i a I.I --Fosses are
searching through the Kay
county oil field today (or
two turn who late last night tied Miss
Maud Smith night telephone operator
heie to a t'ot in the telephone ex
change set fire to it and then par-
tially wierked the telephone office.
Girl DrWei Off Bandits.
Miss Smith was able after a violent
struggle to free herself from the wires
which held her to the cot and pulling
a revolver which she had concealed
in her dress fired five shots at her
assailants Both made their escape un-
injured. Miss Smith was badly burned
on one side of her body.
The motive of the attack is un
known. The manager of the exchange
had been notified several days before
the assault to dismantle bis plant after
10 o'clock last night. When it was
seen however that the order had been
disobeyed the two men made the at-
tack on the operator. It was because
of the warning that Miss Smith had
taken the precaution to arm herself.
It is supposed here that the men had
planned either a robbery or an assault
on some of the places of business here
and feared that if the telephone wires
were allowed to operate they would
be unable to make their escape.
One Mask Falls Off.
One o the men both of whotn were
masked when they entered the tele-
phone exchange car) be identified by
Miss Smith because during the strug-
gle with her his mask (all to the floor.
Men from Dilworth. lilackwell New-
kirk and Arkansas City Kan. today
are preparing to defend the Dilworth
oil field against any attempt to fire
the wells. Members of the I. W. W.
are supposed to have been behind an
attempt to burn an oil well in this vi-
cinity about a week ago.
CHICAGO Aug 2fl -Without any
great increase in rolling stock the rail-
roads have increased their hauling
ability from 10 to 40 percent according
to a statement by Charles II. Markham
president of the Illinois Central. Mrs
Matkham stated that in efficiency of
employes quicker loading and unload-
ing loading of cars to capacity instead
of half to three-fourths capacity as be-
fore and moving cars faster ' had
worked wonders at relieving the short-
age. GERUAIIY'S ALLIES
MAY DECLARE WAR
WASHINGTON Aug. 28-The pos-
sibility that Austria and perhaps other
allies of Germany may soon declare
war against the United States tie
cause oi t lie imanciai aid given to
Italy is recognized by administration
officials It is carefully explained to-
day that there is nothing in the ex-
isting situation either diplomatically or
military that would cause the United
States to take the initiative hut that
an anomalous slate of affairs which
may result in broadening the war does
exist was not denied Relations
of the United States with Germany's
allies are determined as still in a state
of Jbroken diplomatic relations.
TROOP D TO DAKQUET
AT IIUCKINS TOIIICIIT
Plans were completed today for a
banquet which Col. Jack Love chair-
man of the state corporation commis-
sion will give tonight to members of
Troop II Oklahoma cavalry and their
A band of sixteen pieces has been
engaged to meet the soldieri at the
armory on North Broadway from
which they will marrh to the Lee-
Huckins hotel where the banquet will
Attorney General Trince I'reeling is
to be toastmaster. The principal ad-
dress will be made by Judge C. II
Stuart Among the invited guests are
Governor K. I.. Williams Adj. Gen.
Anrel Ivsrp and A C. Cture.
shopman killed mid
thirty hurt i;i viieck
SF.DALIA Mo. Aug JH r- Joseph
Short a railroad shopman was instant-
ly killed and thirty other persons wete
injured today when tbree cars of a
Missouri Pacific shop train conveying
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the tram ran through an opco switch.
FIRST UNIT OF
V 111) - J - " :.JZud. s.V v'flLi'..? v-'
The Arrival of the 16Mb Infantry U. S. A at Training Camp' in Mlneola L. I.
The "Rainbow Division" of national guard troops composed of units of the militia from every section of the
country will soon be on its way to France. The lint unit of this division formerly known as (he "Fighting Sixty-ninth"
of the New York guard arrive) a few days ago at Camp Albert L. Mills Mincola I I to begin active training (or the
fray. This regiment has been sworn into the federal service and is now known as the IfiSth infantry U. S. A.
BE EMPLOYED BY
Offer Sent to-Expert;
Homes to Be Vfsited.
The Rotary club at Iti meeting at
noon) today unanimously decided to
employ a public houseke1per for Okla-
homa City. Tne action followed a rec-
ommendation of a special committee of
which C. H. Converse is chairman
The committee was directed to wire
an offer to a woman in Chicago who
is a trained expert in this line of work.
An answer is expected within the next
According to announcement at the
meeting the public housekeeper will
extend her work into the homes of all
rlasses in Oklahoma City. She will
work with the officers of the Provi-
dent association and the Community
The Kotarians today restored a for-
mer custom of singing . songs at the
.regular weekly meetings. At the open-
ing of each meeting a patriotic song
will be sung.
CLUB TO EUTERTAin
OnFIIAIlS AT OIHCUS
Children in the Sunbeam orphans'
home will be guests of the Lions' club
at the circus on September 10.
This was decided by the club at its
regular weekly meeting today at noon.
J. F. Marrs was named rhairman of
a committer to have charge of the entertainment-
Members will take the
children to the circus in their auto-
About Oil Field
fteromipg interested in the oil fields
nf Oklahoma and Kansas through an old
pamphlet issued by the Chamber of
Commerce several years ago when J. II.
Johnston was secretary K. H Carlisle
of London Fnglaiid has written for
He wrote that it was his understand
ing that "Sapuljia is the biggest oil ren-
ter in Kansas' but that it must be a
new town started since the pamphlet in
nis possession was prinieii. i p-to-nate
information on opportunities in the oil
fields of this state wiU be sent to the
Chief Nichols Back
From Motor Trip
V M. Nichols chief nf police has
returned from an automobile tour
through Missouri Kansas and Okla-
homa. He said today that he enjoyed
the trip and that he forgot that there
was a police department in Oklahoma
City while he was away.
"I went swav for a visit to take a
rest" said the chief "and I gt it I
had hardly returned however bef.ire
my attention was raited to the hold
up in the Katv station.
"Well 1 am back and am on the
job It will take me a few bouts to
read over mv reports then I will be
better qualified to talk."
IN CAMP AT MINEOLA L I.
' . . -"l!'i)g'JM
Flour Profits .
Of Millers 25
Cents a Barrel
Southwest Board Eliminates
Haulage; Chairman Says
No "War Flour"
KANSAS CITY. Aug. 2fl.-Plans for
the part to be assumed by (it2 millers
in the central west are being made bv
the Hoover milling board of thia sec-
tion which is meeting here today. I'n-
der the food control plan the millers
1. . . ..- A I.. L a at mskHiiillil Sit-. till
iimr nK.rr.i I
nf 25 cents a barrel with smaller ones
in many rases. .
The plan as announced also elimi-
nates unnecessary haulage by shipping
all wlirat lo the nearest mill and me
dispositmn of the flour in the tame
No "war flour" will be milled in the
United States Andrew J. Hunt of Ar-
kansas City Kan. chairman of the
board 'asserted. Instructions from Mr.
Hoover he declared say that whole
wheat is not easily assimilated by the
human system and that experiments
with it in Belgium were disastrous to
the general health. Other members oi
the milling board include .George G.
Sohlberg Oklahoma City and Frank
Kelt Wichita Falls. Texas.
.TODAY IS 03LD28T
DAY THIS SUITJHI
Men and women were on the streets
todav dressed in fall suits and one
man was seen walking down Broadway
wrapped iu the folds of a heavy over-
coat. T he eause was a sudden drop in
the temnerature. which at noon today
registered Ml degrees.
Yesterday at non the temperature in
Oklahoma City was 8" or 11 degrees
higher than at the same hour today.
The record at the weather bureau
however show that todav is the coldest
day this summer but not the coldest
twenty eighth of August that has been
experienced in this state. On Aug. 2H
l'XIfi the thermometer dropped to 5'
degrees and on Aug . I VIS the ther
mometer stood at 4') degrees
WITH HEY STUDENTS
So swamped have members of the
high si hool faulty been with regis-
trants totals of enrolment for the
rlasses have no been lompitcd No
figures will he available for several
davs. avoiding to W O Moore prin
cipal of the high school. Present in-
ditations ate that the total lignres will
far surpass th" of la-t year when
over 2.l pupiU wete registered. Jun-
iors were enndled yr-sterday Today
is being devoted to sophomores while
freshmen A's vitl be iaird lot tomor-
row. Out of town pupils may enrol
any day this week
Nl W YOKK. Aug 28-Word nf the
first issiialtv to an officer in (ieneral
Pershing's tones in France was received
here today in a cablrgram announcing
the death in a motori)cle accident of
Second l.ientrnant Frederick Wahlstrom
of the marine iorp y
GLAD HAND TOUR
FOR THIS CITY
Wholesale Oil Company
Move From Kansas City
OKLAHOMA CITY is to
have a new industry the
firil of lli kind liere anil one
of the few of its kind in the
entire state The Kansas
( llv wholesale till company manu-
j fa(.UlrPM tmj distributors of high grade
'lubricating oils has decided upon Ok-
ftmnul ritv M ju milin mimlirtur.
in(J mj jJy j4miarv the company
... ... . .
will begin erection of the most mod
ern compounding plant In the entire
middle west. I'ntil that time a tem-
porary plant will be operated at the
old packing house near the Kork Island
round house .iow owned bv John A.
Hurt T his has been 'leased until tbe
completion of the new plant.
The factory will rontgin all the lat-
est appliances known in. the compound
ing business and will cost between S2.V-
0(10 and $.W000. I N. Bowen. ol Kan-
sas City will be the local manager and
will he in charge of the Oklahoma
branch. Within a year it is the plan
to build a $100000 refinery here.
Tbe Kansas City Wholesale Oil
company it interested In a refinery at
Baxter Springs and plant to buy the
output nf many independent refineries
of the state Mr llowen left this morn-
ing for Allen Okla to contract for
the entire output of a refinery there
Not only wjll the new company play
a big part in the refining and com-
pounding field but it (dans to enter
the producing field. Within sixtv day
it will start drilling on an MHO-acre
lease near TuNa It will then turn
its attention to drilling in the western
part of the state.
"Glad Head" Responsible.
To the "glad hand" trips of the Ok-
lahoma City Ad club is given the credit
for set tiring this latest addition to Ok-
lahoma l ily's industrial world. About
tbree weeks ai(o Mr. Howen who was
passing through Oklahoma City on
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; Chicago Bandits
And Secure Payroll of $9100
CHICAGO Aug. Jl.-Two men earrytng W.IOO the payroll of tke
Wlnalow Brother' Iron Work were hot to deth in frowt of
the plant today by five bandit who eacaped with the money
Loula Oaenberg and Barton Allen tb slain payroll mes.eai.r
were returning Irom a bank tn an automobile. A they at pp
front of the entrance of the iron work a car coataiaing Us toooeia
Thr.e of the bandit leaped from (he "lae f Jj
i n u... ..a an. full with bullet in th(r aeai.
The bandiU lired more thaa twenty
as. a.a al .
Two of the bandit remained
was kept runalng. A. Osenberg
containing the money was ssl.sd
car and aped away.
AFFECTING FIRST? t
GLASS MAIL GO
$50000000 In Revenue Lost
by 'the Vote 7$
SM00T TO RENEW FIGHT:;
LaFollette Offers Now Wet'
Profit Amendments h
ga In resuming consideYation to JJ
. .. .1 L . '.
war tax mil tne sense oy
vole of 3' to truf" 'f
the provision levying a lrent tM OH
Irtters and pot cards designed td
raise 50(KlOiKX) In revenue. A (W
sion giving Amerlran soldiers and Hyi
on aboard the privilege of mailing )f
letters free was retained.
Entire Section Eliminated. i J
The entire section levying taxei m
first class mail was eliminated OH .s
motion of Senator Hardwick of Gtor A
gia The senate then proceeded to th j
prriodical tax provisions. '
Senator Smo it announced that m
would seek laier reconsideration ol th '
vote to eliminate the .tetter tax section
Fight amendments to the wtr WMI
bill providing for levies on war prtrl $
its ranging from 76 to 4H percent wiff
introduced tody by Senator LaFolUttJ
wiii-Tiint fr acn ut. . v
Senator lFollette said' he woutl "i
offer first the amieadmerrt lor the hlV: j
est rate o perreni ann 11 it was rs &
jerted would ask consideration Of KM
next in order until one was accspttd. ?.
The bill as it now standi would nwkt ;J
an average tax of 2t) percent.
Senator Weeks of MauachUltna ;
opened debate on the publishers' t3
provision advocating their eltmtmMimt
vision advocating their ellmintUQW ;
also urged rejection oi the lUrtl
Me also urged rejection ol Utt
wick and McKellar substitute
Cairlad at a Lot.
"Nobody dsnita .ihal
malt is carried at a loan" bt saii U -whose
fault Is It? Cungrm fMU$U4i
and maintained the rates. This Ja A
most inonnortune time to punish
lav it. .nilliBlirfl Ifavini nrmfft4
great busmen to be developed itnitt
this condition is it fair or reasoqabl
to lake the.' time when the Industry h'i
lahorlna undrr the heaviest poilltb
burdens to commence to changt Iff '..V
"This Icaislation would materlsT
damage Hie industry and tharefwr ty -
should not be paned." - J
Senator Weeks denied that the
ernment carries periodicals at a lo ( !
$M)f)(X)0(X) annually. Official inffCtV
aation he said showed the deficit mc ;
lest. The tone system he dectaf V.
would ruin a very large partol O t
Hardwick Often Ameadmtnt . .
A modified amendment along ttt V
lines of his original substitute wae of !
fered today by Senator Hardwick. It '
would leave the present cent-a-powrt. ;
rate on newt portions of publlcatloftt .
but beginning July 1 1918 would ilH .
crease tn 2 instead of .1 cents that (HI
advertising portions make it 4 cent on v
July I 1919. 6 cenli in 1920 tnd I !
cent thereafter. J J
Senator Brady introduced an amead V
ment for a tax of $1 per $100 ttfV
value of second-hand automobile If
motorcycles rosting lest than 20CVj
lieu of the bill's provision for 1
percent tax reduction on calh yC
use. V 'i.
(OPeAhAGF.N Ami .-.:
Benedict' peace note will be the prt
pal subject ol dltcutiion t I KMC
in Berlin this afternoon at mkA
nerial Chancellor Michaeli enel C
her from Prunia Bavari SJWy 7
Wurttemburj will participate.
from the German capital Ut . I j'H
Oianr11nr iii-halll tmntadlstal fVi.J '
the meeting will leave (or Belgitira V
where he will hold a conference with (b
governor Baron Fatkenhauten.
Kill Two Men
.hot. A score of persons witnesses I
In th. machlns lha asolor ( f jgA
d hi. "P;0 V
aad the bandit. Jumped toa.(
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