Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 178, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 24, 1917 Page: 1 of 16
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OKLAHOMA CITY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER-24 1017.
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Oklahoma city T
TWO MEN KILLED
IN TULSA'S FIRE;
DAMAGE IS LARGE
Firemen Trapped by Falling
Stairway in Mayo Building.
ARE DISCOVERED IN DEBRIS
Lack of Water Hampered
Fifihtiiis $500000 Blaze.
TIH.SA Oct. 24 Two members of
the Tulsa fire department lost their
lives in a fire whuli destroyed the
three-story Ohio building and a half
block of business houses mi South Main
street here last night.
The dead :
Loss Is 475000.
The loss due to thr flames which
originated in the front motm of the
paint room of the Tulsa Decorating
company was declared to have beenft
47.V()il(i partially covered by insur-
ance. The mm were killed when a stair-
way in the Mayo building adjoining
the Ohio building collapsed . Tbev were
under the debris of falling walls and
were nnt known to have been killed
until their bodies were discovered this
morning The Mavo building was dam-
aged to the extent of $JIHUXX).
The Ohio building is a complete loss.
Most Disastrous Yt.
The fire was tlir most disastrous in
Tulsa's history. Low water pressure
hindered the work of the fire depart-
ment which made the work of fighting
the flames strenuous undertaking.
The fire was discovered at about
10 o'clock last night and stifled it was
believed in a paint room on tne ground
floor of the building. The fames'
spread quickly enveloping the Ohio
building and soon reaching the Mayo
James Constantine proprietor of the
office supply company which bad of-
fices In the Ohio building was thought
also to have perished in the fire. He
insisted on going back into the building
afer the fire had gained great head-
way and was not seen for some time.
Later however he appeared. Me was
NOT MUCH BOOZE;
MUST HAVE CANDY;
SUGAR RUIIS SHORT
CHICAGO Oct. 24.---One item figur-
ing in the present shortage in sugar is
the abnormal drmand for randy due to
the craving for something sweet by
those who have stopped drinking whis-
ky according to candy manufacturers
here who asserted that they are weeks
behind in their orders.
KERENSKY TO QUIT
AS LEADER OF ARMY
FF.TROGRAD. Oct 24. -The news-
papers state that Premier Kerenskv
probably will relinquish thr post of
commander in chief of the Russian ar-
mies to General lloukhonin at the end
of the week.
Short Halt Called
Trials at Ardmore
A RDM OR I'. Okla cl. 24 - In fed
cral court here this forenoon after a
jury had qualified to trv Nrrly Adams
ami about W) other alleged dtaft rr
sisters Judge Ralph h. Campbell or
deied a recess until thr alternoon ses-
sion Thit 1 y nine of the prisoners arc
in custody hrrc and nearly 2tXI ate oul
on bond. .
Nicely Adams and othcis irr au-used
under the blanket indictment relurnrd
a MrAlester. of conspiring lo defeat
the selective draft
It Doesn't Make
They're in Jail
WSHIN(iTO. (). t J4- Militants
ol the Woman's Party sprung .mother
nip todar when they anuonn ed that
Mice Paul .their national chauinan do
ii'g levtn months In jail heie fot pn k
eiing the White olliise would demand
i i he treated as a "political prisoner "
TWir ann.iunrenenl contained the
gnlflrant addition that "What meas
ures she wilt lake to secure urh tteat
iiirnt will not be made known."
Clark Here as Liberty Day Speaker;
New York Ring Conspires to Defeat
Second Bond Issue Is His Charge
Speaker Champ Clark.
PACE FOR CITY
Five Speakers Talk at Cham-
ber of Commerce Luncheon.
live speakers overflowing with patri-
otism atl eager lo make l.ibrtly dav
mean something lo every man in Okla-
homa joined in making the luncheon at
the Chamber of Commerce lo.lav one of
the greatest patriotic demon' (rations
ever held in the stale
The speakers were Champ Clark
speaker of the national bouse of tcp-
i "enlatives ; Judge John If C.tteral of
the federal bench; (inventor Robert L.
Williams. Scott Ferris congressman
for thr Sixth Oklahoma district and
Brig. Gen. Roy Hoffman commander
of the Sixty-first drnot brigade Camp
Bowie f ort Worth Texas.
Champ Clark was at his best in a
friendlv chat that lacked all the ear
marks of a speech but which abounded I
with keen droll stories that thr Mis- I
si nrian is famous for. a touch of po
licial plol 'vophy and an ardent punch'
Speaker ( lark said all t lip Germans
in thhis (oiintrv ami .ill the obstruc-
tionists of ev.rv tvpc didn't amount to
a snap of his finger in opposing the
bond issues nf the government.
"It's the gamblers who want to force
a higher talc of inirtest ih.it i apse
the trouble. " he asserted "I serve
warning on them now that thev want to
watch oul There are only two w.us t i
i raise inonrv ami it tlie people wont huv
the bonds we'll hav- to raise the Uses
and that's what will he n this win-
ter il the bond aren't sold Countess
(Continued on Pacje. 2 Column 1 )
Fair and Warmer
LOCAL FOHFCAST-Falc weather to-
night anil Thuratlay; warmer tonight.
STATE FORECAST Fair anil warnttr
Thiititla) ; fair and warmer In the ett
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Speaker of House of Repre-!ni
scntatives Principal Fieure
in City's Celebration; Re-
views Parade Downtown
WILL SPEAK HERE TONIGHT
Congressman Scott Ferris to
Speak Following March;
Warplanes Fly Over Me-
tropolis This Morning
That a ring of men in New York City
is attempting t influence the second
Liberty loan campaign in smh a -manner
as to tmake it a failure or a partial
failure and thus force up the rate of
interest on the nest issue was the accu-
sation made today by Champ Clark
speaker of the national house of rep-
resentatives. Mr ( lark is the figure
around which todav's "Liberty dav"
'ceremonies revolve. He is to speak at
8 o'clock tonight at the city auditorium
'and took part in thr afternoon parade
Ring in Civil War.
Mr t lark diil mil care to disclose
the exact banner in which the ring of
conspirators against the government is
working but lie declared they are the
spiritual "descendants" of a similar ring
which during civil war times forced
down government bonds to 40 and SO.
On one day civil war bonds touched .W
through their manipulations declared
Mr. Clark declared that it i the ditty
of the United State to make the Lib
erty loan a success despite the New
York traitors but reiterated that unless
1 the people of the nation respond con
gress will merely increase taxes to get
money to carry on the war.
Higher Tai Hinted.
"Put this down in your memory." said
the speaker. "Congress is going to
have money to rartv on this war to
bark up its boys in Europe Congress
(Continued on Pag t. Column 2 )
Italy Would Get
but They Object
PEKING-Baron Aliotti. the Italian
minister made only a verbal request
for the Tien-Ism concession. But it
was sufficient to stir up a tempest in
China which has Rood reason to fear
The Italian minister's request wis
not supported by the other entente
ministers. But it is difficult to make
China believe so. Secret agreements
have wrought so much havoc in the
republic that all Chinese are suspi-
cious. Winter Fashions
j and Tighter Skirts
I CHICAML--Styles in women's win-
I ter fashions were announced today at
the opening of the Home exposition un-
' der auspices of the Fashion Art league
Briefly here's the nrws :
I Longer and tighlrr skirts F.xtreme
'. draimg t.reater extravagance of furs
i It took $.101X10 worth of gowns tn
display the stvles appropriately
IDEATH TAKES AGED
! PAIR 4 HOURS APART
KANSAS CITY -lour hours after
the death of her husband H II Cole a
retitrd Santa Fe conductor at the home
of their daughter Mrs (.rorge C. Kel
sey MS Montgall avenue Mrs Cole
died last night at R . o'ebwk from the
slunk of her husband's death which
was (aused by cerebral hemorrhage.
Both were 7.1 yeats old They bad been
married fifty years
Mr Cole was a member of Muskier
lodge No. S5o Order of Railway Con
dintors The couple's daugbler Mts
Kelsey. is their only survivor Btlfial
will be in Havana III
DETROIT USES 'WAR SUGAR' I
IS OLD FASHIONED BROWN
HI IROII. Mi. b.. "War sugar" fills'
the Ixiwls nf Iirtr.ut tales This il not .
a new satiety but lust plain hi own
sugar. ue.l as a last resotr. wnen res
taut anient s failed lo Ret anv white or
Water or Heat Cornice
tions Says Speaker.
"Fort Sill is a fine site for a military
camp but conditions at the hospitals at
the t anloiiinenls there are such that a
well man could bardlv live in them
much less a sick man." declared
( hamp Clark sneakcr'til the house o
representatives of the united Mates
congress today Speaker ( lark w il
make an address here at the auditor-
ium tonight at H o'clock. He made a
short talk al ibe Chamber of Commerce
At Port Sill.
He snent the last wrek at Fori Si
and while there investigated thoroughly
the conditions under which the
diers are being trained
"I find that there is no water con
neition no brat and no sanitaty con-
nections in theh hospital." said Mr.
( lark "and I wired t.o Washington last
night- demanding that this matter l.c
given immediate attention. I
"If I do not get t response from that!
message today 1 will wire agaiu and if
necrssary "will gi to Washington am!
lay the matter peranrtaHy "before the!
proper authorities. No cine is actual-1
iy to blame for the existing conditions
but they have got to be adjusted and
that immediately. No well man could
hardly dive in the hospitals there and
what chance has a sick man to survive
under these conditions?
"Fort Sill is an ideal site for a at-
tonment. but 1 don't see bow the boys
stand the awful sand and windstorms
(Continued on Past t. Column 1.)
WAS MRS WOODY
AROUND JUST TIIEII7
WASHINGTON Oct 24 Pres-
ident Wilson today received three
motion picture actreisea who came
hire to sell Liberty bondi.
HEY YORK SUGAR IS
SOLO BY RATIONS
NEW YORK Oct 24 -The first war
ration since the United States went into
the war went into effeit here today
when retail stores throughout the city
restricted the sale of sugar to from 2
to 5 pounds to each customer at 10 and!
II cents a pound.
mew cDcunii enaeu
Ill.1f rilkflUll UMHUII
WITH THF. I RFNCH ARMIES IN
F RAN l E. Oi t 24 --Several American
intelligence officers watched the suc-
cessful attaik made hv I' rench' troops
yesterday on the front northeast of
MAYOR FACES COURT
TO TELL WHY WIFE
PARKED OVER TIME
AYOR OM-RHOl.Sl'R ap
peered as defendant in the
municipal court today and
was found imt guilty of parking
overtime by Judge Mitchell Mrs
Overlmlser parked her midline near
the corner of Harvey avenue and
Main street yesterday afternoon and
when she attempted to dtive awav
she found the automobile out of or-
der . She telephoned to the police
station for a nn i hann but before he
arrived the number of the ma' lone
had been taken bv the patrolman on
the beat who filed the complaint at
the polue station Ibe at had beep
standing over the hnt 'minutes al
lowed hv ibe citv otdmance.
Lnder the cin iiitist.ini es. Judge
Mil hell held thai the overtime
pat Icing of the i ar was unavoidable
and dis ha' ge1 the mayor
It's Liberty Day for Him
Here is the latest pictuir of )i C.roig
Muturlis German chancellor until to-
dav when be placed his poitiolio in the
hainG of Kaiser VYilhcliii Muharlis
'who siiccerded Dr von Hclhinanii I loll
wcg lias bad a stoimv caieer since bis
accession last summer being oppose.
from almost every sid of the rei hstag.
particularly the soi ialist element
Turns Over Portfolios After
Short But Stormy Reign
LONDON Oct. 24 -Or Oorg Mi-
cbaebs. the derman chancellor has
placed bis portfolio in the ImWds of
I I niperor William according lo an Am-
sterdam dispatill given mil by the wiie
On Russian Front
HF.KLIN. Oct 24. via bunion.-On
a wide front between the (.ulCof Riga
and the Dvina the (ierman tnmps have
been withdrawn without interruption
from the enemy army headquarters an-
nounced today The withdrawal took
place Sunday night.
BERLIN. Oct. 24-(Via London ) -
An Austro (ierman offensive has been
ina t i t ute1 on the
Italian front army
headquarters announced today tier-
man and Austrian infantry this mom
ing. raptured the foremost Italian posi-
lions mar Flitch and Tolmino and in
ilie northern ixntion of the Hanisi;a
Are Mostly German.
ROME Oct. 24 -The Austrian have
concentrated strong forces on the Ital
ian front for offensive purposes at my I
headquarters announced iocl.iv A large
ploportion nf these troops ate t.et'ii.ms
Reversal May Be
A Second Verdun
I.ONIKIN. Oct 24- Apprositnately
four divisions of the (.erman crown
prime's lories numbering in the neigh-
borhood of 7(itMI troops wrte wiped
out in defending positions in the Aisnr
si c lot fiout Ibe French all.uk under
l.enetal I'elain yesterday
Ibe losses were smh that the blow
tnav prove thr most severe he has
(Continued on Pacja 10 Column 4 )
"Get Us the Food
and We'll Sell It"
( IIICAt .O Oct 24 In substance the
replv of Chicago grocers to the pine
list announced esterday h M .i' r v A
Wheeler. Illinois food adniinisit aloi to
dav was lh.it they couldn't line! il Ibe
I i.t covered 'iigat flout and potatoes
but olhet staples ate to come the gro-
ets said thev would lKe to put bis
prices in effect if Wheeler could tell
them where to get flout and sngat at
prices be annoiiip rd thev should pai the
r Until "tu mffn iviw' VM
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Here in '18
This City Has Refusal of Chi
cap.o Company Next Year;
Season Is Big Success.
Oklahoma ( il will be given the first
oppottmiilv of any place in the slate in
I'JIR to b'H'k Ibe ( bn ago drand Opera
company i This was the promise of Her-
bert M Johnson husinrss comptroller
of thr organization following lilt
night's successful presentation of "Lu-
na ili l.ammertnoor" at the stale fair
Both ( leofonte ( ampanini director
of the company and Mr. Johnson were
neiignteu wun mr entnnsiasnc rn.ru-
tion they were accorded here and with
the splendid patronage which both con-
sidered remarkable in view of the fact
that it was the city's first real grand
Financially artistically and from all
other standpoints grand opera here is a
stKcrss according to (ieorge Freder-
iikson president of the ! rederickson-
Krob Music company speaking in be-
half of thr loial opria guarantors this
j Profit Shown.
Mr 1 rederickson was pot prepared to
announce details of the financial end
i of the ventire. but said that present in-
dilations pointed t a profit How targe
the profit will he will not be known
(Continued on Paoo I. Cnlumn 4 )
Germans Will Not
Make Peace Soon
WASHINGTON. Oct 24 No imme-
diate prospe I of peace despite Ger-
main's gradual weakening of morale in
the civil population and thr armv is
seen hv Pleasant A Slovall minister to
Switf'land who called on President
Wtbnii indav "it bis first letntn from
his post for four yeats.
"The Get man people." said Mr Sto-
vail "are slowly realizing that the
war n a total failute As this spirit
grows it will cause some sort of a revo-
lution but I do not think anvone ran
forecast what form tins will take. Food
and oilier economic condipons in Ger-
many ate verv bad and growing worse."
Why Did Ribcit Leave?
PARIS O.t 24 I eput Victor Aug-
neur aiiPouiuc thai he will interpellate
ibe government in the i lumber of depu
lies on Thursday a- P the reasons
wbnb led I'temiet Paiplev e to part with
his lotiuoi mniisp' M Ribot
Washington to (lo Dry.
WASHINGTON O t 24 -The law
wliifh makes the national capital dry
November I. ws upheld as rolistitu-
llioii.il in ibe l al supreme court today.
iTiiirniniti i rinrn
GOES i:iT0 ENEMY
TRENCH ON DRIVE
Black Jack Accomanies French
Lunge on Aisno Front.
By the Aaaociated Preii. y
AMFRICAN TRAINING CAMMN
FRANCK Oct J4 -( .eneral Pershlnf
accompanied one of the French general
ejiterdav as far as the second dermal)
me in the French attack on. the Aisne
general Pershing was with Onenl
Franchet'i tiperay at lirst observing
the attack from a favorable post some
distance in the rear of the French line.
Then General Pershing snggestrd go
ing into the Frenrh trenchca.
Thlt they did but General Par
ahlng waa not aatlified and went on
through the ihelLflre Into the flrit
line of the captured Germaa
trenchei aad then Into the aecon4
(.eneral Pershing's iniperturahle at
titudr during this time is the talk of the
"JUST TOO TALL"
TO DE A SOLDIER
I.ITTLF ROCK Ark Oct. 24-Be.
cause he said his son who is six (eet
seven inches was "just naturally toj
tall" for a soldier. W. F. Hale ol Ma-
rion county today appealed to I.lovd
F.ngland. state provost marshal to dis-
charge his on A P. Hale.
Hale said hi son was just the right
height to thin corn and pick cotton aivd
for that added reason he should be dil-
cherfed. (timeral England declined U
Jail Three Times
CHIC KASHA Okla . Oct. 24 -(Special.)
Thiee attempts to escape jail
yesterday within an hour i the record
of Howard Smith (he 15-year-old boy
burglar whose pal was killed here a
month ago Younfi Smith requested
thr jailer to bring in a bucket of Coal.
As the latter was passing the foal
through the iron door the boy hurgUf
dashed the rontetus of a box of snulf
into the jailrr's fare blinding him for
a few momenta but not preventing htm
from closing the iron door preventing
the boy's esrate. Smith was locked In
a separate cell and in a few minutet
had set fire to the cot and bed ctothiirg
narrowly escaping severe burns before
the authorities were able to remove him
Within a half hour he was caught saw
ing hn way nut. Two taws were found
in hii possession
GENEVA. Switzerland. Oct. 24.
Towns and cities along the Rhine art
expecting reprisal air raids. The num-
ter of anti-aircraft guns hat been dou-
bled The mayors have summoned
meetings to explain precautionary meas-
ures to the population.
Is Jailed as Vag;
Then the Girls Weep
CHICAGO Twenty-five Northwest-
ern university ro ecs preferred charges
of rruelty to animals against thrir
boarding house keeper and the Evan
A quartet of co eds were skipping
across the campus when they stum-
bled over a shivering pupy.
"l et's take it home" said one and
it was agreed by acclamation.
"We'll call it Hank." announced
Miss Neina Matzenr a music student
who lives at Mrs. Ida Shotwel's board-
So Hank was showered with em-
braces bathed in Mr Shotwel'a
bath tub and was put to bed in one
of Mrs Shotwel's gilded beds while
the ro-eds rushed to the chafing dish
tn make "him" a dish of "lovely
"It can't be done." Mrs. Shotwel
said but she received not the slight-
est attention. Then she called the
..... t t-
rolireman Tony Vhtiiti icq nanej
awav by the pink rihfcnn to the ' locW
n folliiu..! Kv lh wrathful and tea-r
fol co eds.
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