Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 172, Ed. 1 Monday, October 21, 1918 Page: 1 of 10
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Oklahoma city Times
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VOL. XXX. No. 172.
OKLAHOMA CITY MONDAY OCTOBER 21. 1918.
Price 2 Cent
Allies Cross Scheldt Near Ghent
Pushms Steadily On in Belgium;
S THROUGH RIVER
Selle Success Is Menace to
i South Flank of Valenciennes
t BRITISH HIADQUABTIBS
. n DKLbioa Oct Jl But-
f er's)) la the r(lo east of Court-
J rel the Mceal British army teday
waa aaraacnag oa UB 01
nJUe atoag tha Sa&jldt river. They
ha A ailud lata Na a. . ....I
' boned forward Saaday.
I LOIfDUlf Qet. ll.The French
1 tTMpa u all'N' center in Bel-
. ajiaai mi ' gaineu a ingfimii
" amhu ftka I M . m . .1 fiMu
wi nttlei weat of Ghent
The Freach all have gained a
biidgehead vt the Lyi river at
Grjmmeae. The Gerauaa art at-
tiroetmg le bold a line from Bade
tw the treat Lee it PaUrcra. worth
Tkar la ae eo.ftrei.lloe af a
rtfort from Dwteh eoareet that the
allied ttoftpa have eaptaied Bee loo
ad several thousand prteoaera.
Thla la believed to be extremely
improbable aa ii alao the report
that tba fata of Cheat baa beea
PAtIS Oct ai. (1 y a ) Al.
Ufa troope bare eroaaee the
Scheldt threi at eeveral polnte la
the region e( Aedenarde fifteen
Bllee eoathweet of Cheat.
Aodeaarde baa beea eectreled ead
Ita fall la expected meweatarlty.
German reeletaaca la repotted to be
weakening aa thU eeclor of tie
LONDON. Oct llMof than
1 3000 were .prisoner! caoturtd be the
Jritieh veiterday In the operationi north
M Le Cataaa htn the Sella rWer u
ro4ied on wide front according to
Jreld Marihal Half'i atatement today.
In ' the ValenchMinei region the
.SritUh art approaching St Amend
"hi rallee aorthwnt of Valenclenwi.
Worth of Tooreal they ara puihlag for-
Ward to the line of the Scheldt river
I lata laterfej-ta.
I The German poeitiona were of great
irength and acre ttrongly held and
bare ai heavy fighting throughout
day. The weather ai antiv-
"fable and the river wn In flood but
i fighting aupported by Unka. The
Jtatement retdi t
I "The mrrnSer of prUonen captured
7 at la the operation yeaterdav north
I Le Cateae now eaceeda JjDOO The
aemy poeiHoni along the river Stile
Vere of great natural atrength and
Jrari held with reiolutlnn.
I r. Taaka Os Tbieugb Water.
I The atutk wat launched by Eng.
lb ScottUh and Welih divliioni at
aro o'clock In the morning under moet
nfavonble weather conditiona a con
jaooua rain making the advance ex
remely difficult The lighting wai
"r throughout the day the tunny
.iring atronf reiiitance in the
n and along the line ef the rail-
y. lit evercoaaini thii reaiatance
.at aieiitance wai . rendered at cer
! Belnta by tanki which detpite the
dtd itata ef the rfm lucceaded
faaiiag te the uit bank at to earl
Bridge! BaUt Vader Fire.
'At aeon u the line of the river
ber of brldata were
-iJly eoeitrected ander heavy fire
-a the hottile artillery end machine
j. enabling our tune to push for-
H close behind die Idrenclot hv
ry and k afford them effetthre ikp-
- tt abort dittanca.
'faring the rrenlng i
) whlds partlei ' of the
fCaewmsed en Pty Celumn t.)
r - KZEDatO FOB SHIPS
WASHINGTON Oct V-Ae addi-
rll $120jrCrjOrX for ahlp constrcttoa
1 t io3J tor tkat Mtraoae of U
ana aattd of tvw-reaa ta.
f ti t iltej kaerd Ta --at
" riiona eowhJae n t ' 1 te
By tht As-iociated Preu.
Britih troopi in inuiliiii( through
the formidable Grrnun Hikitiont along
the Selle rivrr north of l.e Citiau cap-
tured more than 3W prisoncri. The
Cermani were forced from poiitiont
of great natural itrength on a wide
front and the liritiih Rami were main-
tained nolwithtanding many counter-
attack. J he Hritish now hold the
hnghta between the Selle and Harpie
rivert and are in a potition to outflank
the Mormal foret and cut the rail-
road between Valrm irnnct an J Aev
Tea Milea From Cbent.
Farther north the allied force con-
tinue their progreM through Belgium
and French Flanden from Lenam to
the Dutch frontier. On the north the
Belgian arc within ten mi let of Ghent
while in the renter the British are
marching on the Scheldt river and out-
flaking Jlournai an important railway
junction which towni have been made
tMclrii to the German.
The bad weather that hat prevailed
n I rame during the patt few day hat
n 't checked the advance of the allies
alone (he Setrt and Oiae riven wber
iKcw.ea axe racorUdt-Gau-UM toolb-
ern aide ol the Lye lalient the French
have cut a deep notch into the German
line by reaching the faetghtt to the
wet of Grandltm.
Breach afore Weet of Argoeaa. 1
Through the Champagne aector there
ha been no change in the line but
jmt wet of the Argonne forest the
t rench have moved ahead once more.
They have reached the outiklrti of the
village of Terron-ur-Aine north of
VonrierM Thii aeemi to be a atroke
rt l.e Chene. to the nnrtheaM of the
The village of I Chesne I an im-
portant highway center and i on a rail-
road which mm toward Btuancy behind
the front there the Germani are striv-
ing to stop the American drive on the
l-ne from the Argonne to the Meuse. H
I e Chcsne should be occupier by the
French the event would be almost cer-
tain to bring about a German withdraw-
al east of the forest.
American force apparently are meet-
ing with desperate resistance along the
front west of the Me ue. Thii front ia lo
Important to the enemy that he Ii mak-
ing a great effort to hold it firmly. He
apparently has aurreeded for the time
being at least in holding up the Ameri-
cans. Irish Steaeter Suak.
BELFAST Oct. 21. - The Irish
steamer Dundalk wai torpedoed in the
Irish Sea last week. Of the crew of
more than thirty only thirteen were rei-
cued. HIT Aist IX. CA(V T'AY
CASH tt MIT IS T iUY
STUM OH Jtt CUMCK
Cut HiTi a Hikp mo '
SAT4 FACTION t' HAS t
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REGAIN A WOOD
Enemy Pours Reserves Into
Menaced Flank on Meuse.
By The Associated Press.
WITH THE AMERICAN
ARMY NORTHWEST OF VER-
DUN. Oct. 31. (Noon)-Fierce
fighting took place today ia the Boia
d Rappea oa the western end of the
American line. Ia the face of ter-
rific machine gun fire the Ameri-
cana ware forced to fall back. Later
thy eounter-atUckad and regained
the part of the wood that had beea
WASHINGTON?!. 21 -Germanv
is drawing heavily upon other parti of
me western iront lor remforcements
to check the Americana north of Ver-
dii : General IVrHtinj't comwwrwejne
f r Sunday saji during the heavy fight-
ing of the peat week e constantly in-
Creasing number of German divisions
have been brought op and are bitterly
contesting every foot of ground. '
Attach la Driving Bala
PARIS. Oct. 2L-The allied force.
while pushing farther into central Bel-
gium on the north are fiehtiruz their
way forward on the south toward the
Belgian border aouth of Valenciennes.
Sunday the allied troops had to fight
the elements as well as the Germans
Rain fell continually and the soldiers
were soaked and partly Minded while
airplanes were of little ue
Touraal Nearly Taken.
With spirits undampened. however.
the allied troops continued their efforii
and in r landers they worked a little
nearer to the important city of Ghent
(Conalnuee ew sy g Column 4.)
FOR CHECKING OF
Cases Becoming Fewer De-
clares City Health Official.
The apriad ef the iaflaaaea epi-
demic ha beea cheeked aaya DT. J.
t. Kuan city hearth eepervieor.
Forty aew cases of the disease
wera reported te the department of
hearth today. t .
Pkyaiciaaa are ordered to prompt-
ly report aew casts for a dally
eummary being made by the V. S.
public health eervtce.
Tweaty-aevea deatha have beea
reported alaca Saturday Baking a
total ef SI deathe during Octeber.
Forty aSea and twaaty teaml are
tin baiy clualag streeta fiad alleys
of the city.
Arraageaaaata have beea made to
cleaa 300 placea reverted la the Bed
Croia caavaaa aa laaaaitary.
Bute reperta give aew laflueaia
caiH aa totaling
Tha Spanish influenta situation has
taken on a much brighter atpect and
Indications are that the apread of the
epidemic has been cheeked end that the
newly organised health department now
haa the situation well In band aaid Dr.
J. F. Kuhn health . auperviier this
morning. . . .' . '
MI anticipate a rapid Improvement ia
the situation from this time" be de-
clared. "Reports from a great many
of the leading physicians who have been
devoting their time lo the epidemic are
thai new casei reported' thii mornhu
are much fewer than since the epidemic
Dectora Must Bepert
D. I. Johnston chairman of the.cititena'
committee atated thii morning that the
United Statea pubtle health tervlce at
waihirunoj! had reoaieated that aJelly
report be made ef the aoabcr of new
g5e i aa rage l Cee M -
1 1-Roat Warfarp
WASHINGTON Oct. 21. A wireleaa ver.ion of
the German reply to President Wilson reached the
atate department today. There will be no official
comment until the official text ia received. The note
aa received by wircleaa will not be made public-here
nor will officiala diacuaa London diapatchea describing
By The Associated Preaa. '
LONDON Oct. 21. The German reply to President Wil-
son's note the text of which was received here today by wire-
icnn naya uermany nopes ine
uciiianu V.IUCH wouia ie lrreconcitaoie wun me nonor ol tne!
uerman people and with the opening of the way to a peace
Agreea to Armiatice Plan.
Germany has agreed that conditions of an armistice should he
left to the military advisers and that the actual standard of porti-
on both sides in the field should form the basis for arrangements.
No future German government will be able to take or hold
office unless it possesses the confidence of a majority of the reich-
stag the note announces.
Germany protests against the references of President Wil-
son to Illegal and Inhuman acts. Denial is made that the Ger-
man navy purposely destroyed lifeboat with passengers. The
German government proposes that the facts be cleared up by
Unrestricted Warfare Offer.
Germany has dispatched orders to submarine commanders
precluding the torpedoing of passenger ships.
Germany has asked a neutral government to inform Presi-
dent Wilson that Germany is prepared to agree to a neutral
coramieaion to iiveatigate eharf e of devastation. . ... . .
Th German forernraent suggests to President Wilson that
an opportunity be brought about for fixing the details of the
evacuation of occupied territories.
Law Shelter for Deetructioo.
Germany claims the sanction of international law for
carrying out destruction of property during retreats and says her
troops are under strict instructions to spare private property and
care for the population to the best of their ability. Where trans-
gressions occur the note says the guilty are being punished.
People Given Voice.
Announcement is made of a fundamental chancre in th f:i-.
man constitution providing for
. j . .
me uecisions concerning peace and
- i ; - .
government has been formed
as Mhlir a"
In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of occupied
territories the German government has startd from the as-
sumption that the procedure of this evacuation and of the con-
ditions of an armistice should be left to the military advisers
and that the actual standard of power on both sides in the field
has to form the basis lor arrangements safeguarding and guar-
uiccing una nianuaru.
"Tha rrmB ..
. ';.l:;7 u "ukkck-s to me president that
an opportunityojildbebrought about for fixing the details.
SET FOR FRIDAY
Oklahoma County Men Will
Not Be Entrained
More than one-half of the entrain-
menti of Oklahoma draft men who
were to begin leaving today for Camp
Cody were postponed thii morning hy
Major Kerr of the adjutant general1!
department on directions from Ponroat
Marshal General Crowder on account
of the Spanish influenta epidemic
Entrainmenti of men from the fol-
lowing tounfiei were canceted: Lat-
imer Fithburg Hughes Seminole
Pottawatomie Oklahoma Jefferson
Stephens Cotton Harmon Kiowa
Wathita Major Dewey Custer Roger
Mills Tillman Jackson Greer Beck-
ham. Grady' Blaine Cbmanche Caddo
Aaair aequoyan (.rate Mayca wag-
Lincoln. Washington Ottawa Nowata
Kogers Osage Tulsa (.reek Okfus-
kee Cherokee Okmulgee Murray.
The following counties are entraining
their men today on schedule there be-
ing no cancellation of these calls;
Cleveland Tayne. Logan. Kay. No-
ble Garfield. Alfalfa Woods Beam.
Harper Woodard F.llis. Pontotoc Coal
Atoka Bryan McGaiit Garvin Car
ter Love Johnston Marshall Dela
ware LeFlorc rashmataha McCur
tain. Choctaw Taxaa.
Otlabonji county men were te leave
untied aiaies will approve ol no j
representation of the people in
a " ' - waav BWflV III
war. and it r H tin. nMnti.nni ik- t
. ; -- rv
in complete accordance therewith. !
n0t' M TCC'hZd by Wiree8fl' i9i
U.S. Troops in
British Chief in High Praise
of Two of General Per-
The Asaoeiated Preaa.
THE ANGLO-AM KBIT .V
FORCES EAST OK IK tatitam
Sunday Act 20 American forces
lighting beside the British armlet have
rnade a total advance of thirteen miles
to the' last six diva of battle in this
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig.
commander-in-chief of the British
armiei in France has sent the fol-
lowing letter to the general com-
manding the American troops: "I
wish lo express to you personally
and to all officers and soldiers un-
I der you my warm appreciation of
' the very valuable assistance and
' gallant aervice rendered through-
out the operationi of the fourth
British . army. 4
"Called upon to attack positions
of the greatest strength held by a
determined enemy all ranks of the
Twenty-seventh and Thirtieth di-
visions under your command have
displayed an energy courage and
determination which hat proved
irresistible." ' "
WASHINGTON Oct 21. riant lot
a conference on alter-the-war tecon-
... la t- -1 .j ft. . t
niHuw iv am mm ncrc near January
ware announced today by the National
Government: League. Senator Owen of
Oklahoma la chairman of a coatsjiUM
lit trusts that the president of the United States will approve of
no demand which would be irreconcilable with the honor of the
! German people and with opening a way to a peace of justice."
"The German government protests against the reproach of
: illegal and inhumane actions made against the German land and
! Kea forces and thereby against the German people. For the cov-
cring of a retreat destructions always will be necessary and they
are carried out insofar as is permitted by international law. The
uerman troops are undr strict
exercise care for the population
transgressions occur jn spite of
V German government further denies that the German
navy in sinking ships .has ever purposely destroyed lifeboats with
their passengers. The German government proposes wjth regard
to all those charges that the facts be cleared op by neutral com-
missions." "In order to avoid anything that might hamper the work of
peace the German government has caused orders to be dis-
patched to all submarine commanders precluding the torpedo-
ing of passenger ships without however for technical reasons
being able to guarantee that these orders will reach every
single submarine at sea before its return."
"As a fundamental condition for peace the president pre-
scribes the destruction of every arbitrary pQwer that can sep-
arately secretly and of its own single choice disturb the peace
of the world. To this the German government replies:
"Hitherto the representation of the people in the German
empire has not been endowed with an influence on the forma-
tion of the government."
"The constitution did not provide for a concurrence of repre-
sentation o the peopk in dextsioo of peace And war. These con-
ditions have iust nowHindergone a fundamental change. A new
government has been formed in complete accordance with the
principle of the representation of the people based on equal uni-
versal secret direct franchise."
"The leaders of the great parties of the reichstag are mem-
bers of this government In the future no government can take
or continue in office without possessing the confidence of a ma-
jority of the reichstag."
"The responsibility of the chancellor of the empire to the
representatives of the people is being legally developed and
safeguarded. The first act of the new government has been to
lay before the reichstag a bill to alter the constitution of the
I a J Ull
iiit nu iii uit miniiii ui mc i ci tociiniiHj vi wic people
is required for decisions on war and peace."
"The Permanence of the new system is however guaranteed
noi oniy ty consitiuuonai saieguaras nut also by tne unshakeatle
determination of the German people whose vast majority stands
behind these reforms and demand their energetic continuance.'
"The question of the president with whom he and the gov-
ernments associated against Germany are dealing is therefore
answered in a clear unequivocal manner and by the statement
that the offer of peace and an armistice has come from a govern-
MnMt . ki.U r..AM MM. ..!..' . J I .' I I ! J"l
i iniiii. w iulii i.- ii i-c iiuui nii ai
is supported by the approval of
DON'T STIR UP DUST:
IT CAUSES INFLUENZA.
SAYS DEFENSE COUNCIL
AVOID stirring up dust Evny
grain of dut in a chamber oc-
cupied by an influenta ca-e
may contain thousands of germ.
Thi i the advice received by Dr.
L. llayne Kuxton. ecretary of the
start? executive committee of the vol
untcer medical service corps from
l)r. Edward P. Davi. preidrnt ot
the council of national defense. Sur-
geons are urged to perform rm sur-
giial operation other than to save
life while the epidemic is on. Fresh
air and avoidance of chili .r4 "ver-
heat are other recommendation
made. In fighting the epidemic Dr
Davis says to give no medicines and
use no treatment which may depress
the vital forces especially the heart
of the patient Street and sidewalk
sweeping without first thoroughly
wetting ipreadi the germs. Wash
scrub flush sprinkle and use snap
and water thoroughly is the advice
MAN KILLS HIMSELF !
IN BROTHER'S HOME
AI Blackard shot himself through the
head shortly before noon today at the
home of his brwther Jeff Blarkard 110
Writ Poplar street He died insUtvt-
ly. No cause lias been assigned. Jeff
Blackard is in Kentucky and has been
making arrangements for his wife and
hie brother to join him there Mrs.
Blackard aald AI Blackard appeared tt
usual thia morning and had not given
Indication! of melancholy recently. He
instructions to spare projerty and
to the best of their ability. Where
these instructions the guilty are
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wiii iii.v iiii u rpsponsiDie lnnuence.
an ovcrwhe ming majority of the
IS EXCEEDED BY
Loan Figures Show New
World Record by U. S
WASHINGTON Oct 2l.-Eiimatea
and fianrri showing the success of the
lourth Liberty loan poured mto the
treasury today indicating that the sii-billion-dollar
goal was passed by sev-
eral hundred millions.
All orders for coupon bonds are be-
ing filled Immediately and plenty of
registered bonds will be ready ai fast
at requisition for them accompanied by
the necessary information concerning
the individual owners reach the treas-
ury. Keporti from all of the seven district!
rany m inc gay inow tne nonor rou
of subscriber! bean 22000000 names
ai a minimnm and probably will bo
lenind to have several million more.
It ia apparent that at least 20 per
cent ef the population of. the UirHad
States bought bonds a record equalling.
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eaiisj pii'vtauiw rn-CTUMig IfW yi ilietX
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loan it tctt(4 by to thM -ft M
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rwa u-aiaaiar a CB IB IMWIVI VW rVftajT
siat and distribution of war leena era
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Major netafci Kecw'wa tr-
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