Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 170, Ed. 1 Friday, October 18, 1918 Page: 1 of 16
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VOL. XXX. No. 170.
I.ICABKD WIRE KRI'ORT.
OKLAHOMA CITY FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 1918.
Publlahml Uillf irpt SuixUj.
ubnptloo Prlra It tm .
Prkfl 1 Cent
115 PffiW TO ROOD' ffilOTM
10 &4 H RE.
iMAWGARMY FROM ALLIES
CANVASS CITY 111
House to House Visits Miife
Cases Listed and Aid Given
u. s. hirTsphysicians
Reports to U. S Official In-
dicate Epidemic Is Statewide
The . hclth department under the
control of Mike Donnelly girt down to
businet this morning wilb speed cil-
cuUied 10 show great I ctultt.
A Jirge corp of volunteer nurfi
are responding May and being lent
to the hospitals. Nonet will no longer
br aent.tn the homes of patienti at it
it the plan of the health department
tn rare for all patienti who are in
need of mine at the hospitals.
Workera la Harmony.
Complete harmony and confidence ;n
ths ability of the health department
aems to rale among the churns now
according to P. I. Johnston chairman
of the committee appointed to work
with Commissioner Donnelly. Offers
are pouring fn today from practically
every a location and club in the city
ottering their services. '
An offer of the Elk club to utilize
ij cluh room at ait emergency .hospital
si as accepted. Patients will be rnt
liiere is well ai to the Fint Presby-
terian church and competent nuriet
and physicians placed in thirge of each
place. The national gnard armory will
itm be ued for the present as it wat
150 Caavasi City :
v Two "hundred end1 fifty .volunteer
wesAuri W owlucw linn aHsimnm
following a uoonday committee meet
ing of the up board of health in Con-
) met ion r. it h the educational division
of the Red Croii. left Cirnelge library
on the huuscto-house canvass for tabu-
lating the ' number "of Influents and
pneumonia cases . now Kourging the
Previously the city had been district-
ed Into eight divisions eaah division
to be under a superintendent . captain
and corps of worker supervisors being
as follow: Diitrict No. I Mrt. Harry
Gerson; No. 2 Mrt. James Eaton; No
3. Mrt. W. E. Oakes: No. 4. Mrt. G.
L. Browning; No. S Mrt. M. E. Tripp;
Vo. u. Miss Ada Campbell: No. 7. Mrt
J. V. Holt; No. 8 Mra. Lloyd Gillett
- Instruction fr immunity against the
disease vias give by Dr. J. F. Kuhn
the new city health supervisor who
otified each worker to wear a mask
prefaced by a thorough cleaning of
fact and handt. ... . .
t Workirc 0 Be IJisksl.
Worker' throughout each dittrlct
efcre supplied with maiki. Did and
pencils ind were to personally visit
(Centtnued an P i Column t.)
Quick Exoneration (' Expected
. M Women Under ' Surveil-
lance In Virginia
Suspected of violating the espionage
let MriAnfli tiskey 101 West D
ilreet Olilahomi Chy it ander iur-
lilt..- Ullllku Xlm m.A
ng to a telegram received by Chief
Michnlt rail morphig. Detaili of the
ifrcamttancti leading ap to luiptcting
Mri. LiWty wer not fiver) and it it
Jiought htrt that Mrt. Laskey will be
ttifckly 1 exonerited. v Th telegram'
ugned by an arm Intelligence officer
Itpirtment of engineeri ind dited ye-
eruiy at VViiiiamtburg read
"Mr. Anna Caikey. 101 ' West D
treet Capitol Hill your city inspect-
n of violating atpionaga act nimet
iH city cotiimistioneri mayor governor
cnt editor Uklanoman at rerefencei
mmediat reply important
One of! Mrt. Laikey't acouaintances
vayt the kai been out of the cit;
tome tim but the taformant
cnewwhet iht U ' '
1 Mri Uikey l widely known In
Oklihoma City and cxwnty She wai
candidate for county clerk and liter
might the nomlmtlon for commliiion-
ir of charltiei. She wai Identified with
h militant suffrage movement ind
rii outspoken and iggretslve. Her
luibsnd Xugene A Liskey died ibout
t yeif ago. -
"Germany. Io Ebnding; More Pressure
Buy More Bonds
(Note Tbi puklUber of The Oklahoma City Timet received the fol-
lowing telegram from W 0. MeAdoo secretary of thi treasury la it night.)
SUBSCRIPTIONS reported and estimated up to noon
Thursday amount to four billion dollars leaving at least
two billion dollars to complete the fourth Liberty loan.
Only two days are left within which to raise this vast sum.
No country 'on earth but America could raise so vast a sum
in so short a time. America can do it and must do it.
The destinies of the world and the hopes of civilization
are centered upon America. We shall fail in everything: we
have fought for and hope to gain in this war if the fourth
Liberty loan is defeated.
Let every true American citizen today examine himself
under the white light of patriotism and say whether or not
he has done his utmost in this emergency. The highest
obligations of duty and patriotism command every true
American to go Immediately to his bank or to his Liberty
loan committee and subscribe to the limit of his ability to'the
fourth Liberty bonds. Don't delay don't wait to be urged.
Be asquick to do your part in this fourth Liberty loan
battle as our soldiers in France are quick to obey the orders '
to charge the enemy.
Buy Liberty tands on the inbtalnient plan if you can-
not buy them for cash. Every patriotic bank will help you.
If every patriotic citlien will do his duty today victory for.
the fourth Liberty loan is certain. The continued victories of
our armies in Europe the certain defeat of our enemies and
the glorious triumph of the cause of Liberty depend upon
what the American people do in the remaining two days of
the fourth Liberty loan campaign.
W. G. M'ADOO.
Will 03JEGT TO
Hindenburg few Berlin. 'May
. .Have Hand in Answer
BERNE Thufsdiy Oct. 17. Prei-
dent Wiltnn'i reply to the derm in note
hat created a new ttite of affair in
diplomatic discussions relative to
peace it it reported here from German
sources. The German reply it is taid
will make it clearly underlined thi
the tone employed by the p'rsiilrnt a.
open to objection.
There have been pajiwnate ditcu-
tioni of the pretident't reply it meet-
ing! of ill the groups of the reichtar
but no line of polity hit been deter-
mined although there hit been pro
longed .deliberation! on the tuhtrct.
The pretence of Field Mtrht von
Hindenburg In Berlin it believed to
(oreihadow the 'drafting of the German
reply to Mr. Wilion. 'jnder the cir-
cumitancci if it ancertafn wHetiier the
reichttag will meet . tomorrow .In any
cate there will be no nbnaiv meeting
the parliament before the reply
f.irwarrtro. Then there w"l be a full
driM tbite lq which 'it; ochllM.
notably Friederich Ebert vice-pretl-dent
of the tocial democratic party ind
Gutti Noke. locialitt membe; of the
reirhttig. will tike piri.
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Split of Monarchy Into Self-
Governing Units Outlined
VIENNA. Oct. 18 -Step! for the or
ganisation of Austria on a federalised
bitis were proclaimed by . Emperor
Charles today. The plan does not In-
clude the union of Austrian Poland
with "the independent Tolish state the
emperor declared. The city of Trieste
ami the Trieste region will be treated
separately "in conformity with the
wishes of the population."
The Austrian emperor has iasued the
To My Faithful Austrian Peoples:
"Since 1 hive ascended the throne f
have tried to make it my duty to assure
to all my peoples the peace so ardent'
desired and to point the way to the
uttrian peoples of a prosperous de
velopment onhJmpered by obstacles
which brutal force creates acainst in
tellectual and economic prosperity.
I he temlic struggles in the world
war have thus far made the work ot
icace impossible. The heavy ucri-
ices of the war should assure to us an
honorable price on the threshold of
which by the help of God we are to-
day. We must therefore undertake with
out delay the reorganisation of our
country on a natural and therefore
solid basis. Such a que-lion demands
that the desire' of the Aastrian peo-
ples be harmonited and realited.
1 am decided to accomplish this
work with the free collaboration of my
peoples in the 'spirit and nrincinles
which our allied mnnarchs hive adopt-
eo in tneir otter ol peace.
Austria must become in conformity
with the will of iti people a confed-
erate state in which each nationality
hall form on the territory which ft
ocrttpiei its own local autonomy.
i nis ooes not mean that we art al-
ready envisaging the union of the terri-
toriea of Austria with the Independent
"The city of Trieste with all its sur.
foundings shall in conformity with
tne desire ot itl Population be trrati
COMMITTEE FIXES FLAT
TAX OF 12 PERCENT ON
. WASHINGTON Oct. IkV-The sen
ati fininci committee In reviewing the
ir revenue bill ioday imendedjhe
house provision by fixing flat" (ait of
e percent upon the nef income of cor
porstions and ellmimred the section
imposing a 6 percent additional tax
upog its undistributed earnings. Chair
man Simmons estimated that this
change reduced the tax appro inwlelv
and She Will Break" Says Secretary Lansing. Apply
FOR LOAN QUOTA
Less Than Fifty Cents a Per-
son Would Bring Success.
20 COUNTIES ARE LAGGING
State Executives Hope All Will
Go Over Quotas.
Oklahoma needs another million del
Lets than 50 cents each from the pop-
ulation of the state would over-subscribe
the quota for the fourth Liberty
Within sight of the goal yet with the
end of the campaign so near as to cause
a feeling of uncertainty until the qtivU
has been officially announced Liberty
loan workers at state headquarters to-
day were straining every elfort to in-
spire twenty lagging counties into a
N. R. Graham vice chairman of the
campaign committee was in charge of
the office in the absence of L. E. Thil-
lips who went to Lincoln county to
assist the workers of that county in
raising their quota.
Graad Total itfi00fl00.
Three more tardy counties were re
ported to state headquarters this morn
ing as over-subscribed. The counties
are Payne. Okmulgee and Ottawa AH
three of the counties have been linger
tnf near the top for several days and
their subscriptions had been reported
m and eaented before this morning
lheir totals however . brmgt the frand
bMt Of) to aoarfcftkftgtity. S
Furtr-rrisW fcl fke tirv-m
ITflrrtjfii tm OftlkniMI etlatiHl tii
Jill Ktibe ger sWa. wal
V yj twewtlr. UsKiaf . sjrjensrtevate t
top. JWM.CkgumeaV tad wore
pected an boor . innotWing that a
doten or more have raited (heir qsjota
"We don't intend to lit op on one
of aha counties . until after the bell
ringi and they are counted out de
clared .Graham thit morning. "We have
the greatest hopes . that every county
Baaki Slew to lepqrt.
State headquarters has been con
fronted for several days with the prob
lem of getting the many country banks
of the state to make reports on the sub
script ions they have taken. Offieia
reports of the amounts of the.r sub-
scriptions should be reported to the
Tenth Federal Reserve bank at Kansas
Workers it slate headquarters be-
lieve that many of the banks have been
I low in making these reports and that
hundreds of. small subscriptions have
not been accounted for. Letters were
lent yesterday and this morning by the
Itati campaign committee to every
bank in the state urging them to make
out their reports ind forward them to
the federal reserve hank immediately
Iter Warr 1'
TO RAISE LOAN
Treasury Has No Doubt Feat
.Will Be' Done.
WASHINGTON. Oct U-The
fourth Liberty loan fodiy n eared thi
home stretch of the campaign with $4
2500000(10 subscribed and $i;50OfAlQ
to be raised In two diys remaining.
Despite thil tremendous unsubscribed
balance campaigners throughout the
country reported they would be satis
fied with nothing lets than over-subscriptions.
Una million dollars a assmrti Is what
the aallon must subscribe between now
and midnight tomorrow night if the
loan Is to go ovec (he il-bltlpn-dollir
mark. ' .
Treasury officials estimated today
that jqit about thirty-three working
hours remained to the two million to
Ikitort when they set out this morning
for g whirlwind finish jo the three
weeks' campaign for the greatest wsr
loan tn bll history: The task before
these workers wai recognited ai a stu
pendous one but there wai no doubt
bera that it would be accomplished.
NEW YORK. Oct. IS.-New York
federal reserve Liberty loin luhscrip.
tioni tabulated ' at 10 a. m. . todiy
amounted to fl. Ml 00.000.
Capture ot Zeebrugge
01 Coast of Belgium
Allies Are Now Beyond Bruges-Enemy
Continue to Fall
North Retirement Begun Before;
French on Right Flank of Laon Area. :
LONDON Oct. 18. The Germans are preparing
to inundate the low-lying; landa south of the River
Scheldt in eaitern Belgium a Central News dispatch
from Amsterdam reports. The inhabitants hare been
ordered to abandon their homes immediately.
LONDON Oct 18. (1 p. m.) Belgian cavalry
is pursuing the retreating enemy on the Flanders front
today with the object of cutting off his retreat to
Ghent. The artillery is following swiftly and carrying
out a vigorous bombardment with the same object
The town of Blankenberghe on the Belgian coast
southwest of Zeebrugge waa occupied by allied forces
LONDON Oct 18. fourtoimg a city six miles
northeast of Lille has keen entered by the British
troops according to the Evening News.
LONDON Oct. 18. More than 4000 prisoners were eap-
tured by Field Marshal Haig'i force yeaWrday in their often.
ehr ta the Bhain-U-Catu region east and tooth of Cambrmi.
the British wif office announced todar. -
Th new -drive which was
mm Betnoua enon w oijut tnrougn the Hooding line and send
th4 mrenterv .back to 'ft Trench tVbntier. American
trop i are partidpating. . Considerable gain have been re-
Zeebrugge the port of Bruges and the second important
German submarine base on the Belgian coast has been occupied
by allied forces.
Bruges' Seven miles south of Zeebrugge has been evac-
uated by the Germans according to information received at
the Belgian army headquarters. v
Belgian infantry forces entered the city of Bruges today.
Between the Sennee canal and the Lyn river the Britinh
i are continuing the advance on
Haig's forces north of Cambrai captured a number of
villages and crossed the Douai-Denain road.
The whole coast of Belgium apparently has been freed
and there are no indications of a slackening of the German
Mountains of Material Taken
As Allies Sweep On in Belgium
A isc uU t a Psiaa Wat Sumjiaiy.
Germany ipparently hat lost the
whole of the Belgian coast which for
four yirs has been the base of sub-
marine and aerial attacks against Fin-
land and English shipping. Ostendhas
been taken Lille hn been occupied end
Dosiai has fallen to the allies. Belgian
patrols are said to be in Bruges which
is only about eight miles from the
Dutch frontier. German forces de-
feated and virtually demoralised art
said to be in full retreat towird An
Over a wide section of the front in
Belgium and northern France the Brit-
ish French and Belgian armies have
swept forward with relentless speed
crushing rear guard detachments left
behind by the Germans to retard pur
suit. Immense quantities of materials
have been captured by the lilies ind
the number of prisoners taken Is stead-
ily mounting. . .'
eun Oat ef Pocket
On the northern flank of the Lann
salient the enemy is retiring from the
angle between the Oise and the Serre
Here the enemy was in a pocket the
sides of which were being pressed in by
the French. The French are advinciitK
northeistwird from the junction of the
two riven and have taken Anguilcourt
two miles east of the junction and north
of th Serre. .
Keeping Hep with thii movement al-
though at a slower pace the allied
forces farther south hire been moving
ahead. From reports It would appear
that two American contingents are op
crating on the front east of Cambrai
and St. Quentin. One is working with
the British ind li aiding in the ad
vanca into the German defenses east el
Le Cateia. The other ii with the
French and M materially assisting in
the attempt to smash in the right flank
of the German salient northeast of
Laon. In both these regions the allies
Back Rapidly in I
the whole front.
have found Uerman . resisUme very
stubborn and have been forced to fight
mcir way anead in the face of wither-
ing gusts ol bullets and shells from
the German armies whkh ipparently
hive turned it biy. It is probable thil
east of Le Cileiu the Germans ire
standing on the (funding line or de-
fense inne established to support the
Hindenburg line which is now gone.
Farther south the nm i ;UnW
holding the allies at bay until the
ferces retreating from Unn ran make
letrtat Ii Skilful.
The retreat from Laon. il is admitted
by allied observers has been conducted
with greit skill. It has been a tre-
mendous task to move thousands of
men hundreds of heivy guns ind
mountains of munitions out of the Lion
sector but it is being done while the
flanks of the ulient stand firm.
Continued rains have retarded the
American advance in the Argohne sec-
tor but in iphe of the bid neither and
the terrible condition of the ground
General Pershing's men hive gtinrd
ground eist of the Argonne foret.
Cote Chitillon dominating height hat
been taken and positions near it are
solidly held by the Americans
Germany is e peeled tn seed a re-
joinder to President Wllton'l reply
to the peace proposali of Prince Maxi-
milian. It Is reported that the note
wis sent last night; Field Marshal von
Hindenburg ii laid to be in Berlin to
participate in the framing of the note
Rumors to the effect that the field
marshal virtually dictated the first
peace note sent from Berlin to Wash-
ington will he recalled in connection
with the present trtuairni. It wis slid
thit he hid insisted that Germany
mike peace if possible and in thcevefii
Peee 1 Cwsmmi t.)
Extreme Right of the German
Army Open to Assault.
iCOL u PS1N5 FAR 0FF'
Paris Thinks Annies Are Too
Badly Beaten to Hold Out
LONDON Oct ll.-Hg fifes
have beea iiea ia tae lirectloa of
Btagei report! from Flaihlag sly.
Tae'flataei are ipreading.
8otne af the . German gerriioe
failed to git away from Ostead.
The maa won kaeded over to the
allied forest by tkt civiliaa popula-
tion. ' . .
Ia Ui area betweea Brugea aad
the aaa Urge cepturei of Oermaaa
are not expected at the lector kai
beea lightly held by the eaemy.
. It levafopad teiay that Klag Al-
bert flaw ever Ostead wbea it wai
still occupied by the German.
PARIS Oct'. 18-Lille. Douai Os-
tend three great cities have been de
livered from the enemy. .This is the
most glorious day for the allies since
the battle of the Marne and it fittingly
terminate a wonderful battle of three
months' which wis opened by General
Mangms victorious countir-oftensive
on July 18. ' . . ..
Many cities have been liberated and
hundreds of square miles of territory
retaken. The mutts have been splen-
did. Rut the victory in Belgium is not
ill.- The British south of Le Chateau
have broken into the German position
and' now' threaten rne Mending line.
The whole ' German defense system
eastward to the Mesne ia in peril.
' Big lesmka tipected.
As the first result of the forcing of
the Germans; back to. (he Ghent-Tournai-Valenciennes
line during yes-
terday's fighting has been to sap the
enemy's defenses before they have been
able to reach them farther south. With-
out exaggeration it may be said that the
prospects of the future art even mote
important than the actual results at-
tained splendid though they miy be.
The road to Brussels is open Ac-
rordinr to latest advices the Trench
! ind Belgian armies are aitsanci-.is; tap-
. j n V. . I.
iniy rowarn nrugct ann siiiem. . ne
rapture of Ostend makes it possibl; i
land reinforcements and throw cwer-
ful forces against the extreme right of
the German army.
Foe Army Strtagtb Sapped.
General von Arnim'i army is ho lon-
ger strong enough to sustain operations
on the extended front from the French
to the Dutch frontier. It Is therefore
reasonable to expect that its march
across Belgium will he rapid and that
King Albert will re-enter his capital
earlier than wis hoped. At the very
moment die Flanders bat'.Ic. wis won
Miothfr offen- iye was starti-d in the d:-
rrctirm of Hifsnn and Vervins by
Anglo-American and French forces. T!e
obtect l to take the armies of the crown
prince under shelter of the Ilunding
line on the flank and condemn them to
an early retreat fowsrd the Ardennea
scross the front of the powerful allied
Collapse Ii Niar. '
The way back to Germany lies
through two bottle necks separated by
the Ardennes the one between Liego
and Dinant and the. other between
Monimedy and Verdun. The latter il
already partly blocked.
While it may be admitted that the
Germans are fighting well and conduct-
ing their retreat. with great skill sober
military opiniop here ts fhst the greit
German military machine is in danger
of rollapse at no very distant date.
WASHINGTON Oct. It-Question.
nairra for men of the if te el and
year age classes under thi draft were '
ordered ft leased today bsriVovont Mar-
shal General Crowder. in all local board.
districts where the classification of
other groops have been conrpnwd. Thia
ill affect more than half at all the
territory in the United States progress
having been more rapid then wai ax-
pected In classification work '
local bosrdi sending net aoettion-
naires mutt release tee percent a dgy.
Directions were received will sneer-
ing by Malor Kerr of the udiwtr-f nr
eraPs drtnieOt te krjrnct I 1 fcr 1
boards to proceed w?r-lj r; .
tofairu'io tri-r- m ir -i ;
tboae between and U i .f.v
registered on t'zt I'.'
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