Canadian Valley Record (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 3, 1917 Page: 3 of 9
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CANADIAN VALLEY RECORD. CANTON, OKLAHOMA
KG GUNS HAMMER
THE GERMAN LME
A Simultaneous Drive Indlcatsd
by Action of Allies' Heavy
COUNTER ATTACKS REPULSED
But French and English Attempts to
Capture Strong Teuton Positions
Have Been Halted.
OR. HOLLIS_GODFREY | STATEHOOSE BREVITIES I
Washington, April 28—The cannon
are booming from Lens to Auberieve
in France, while the infantry of both
opponents apparently rests after the
great battled of the past three weeks
along this great line, according to in-
formation from the battle front.
The British artillery, which, in the
second week of the battle of Arras
used up more sheila than ever had
been used in one action in the history
of modern warfare, continues its dead-
ly and destructive work. The French
guns also are active while the Ger-
man artillery answers at various
points. Apparently this Is the lull be-
fore the next great clash in Northern
Check Big Drive.
While the Germans have checked
for the moment the latest effort of
Field Marshal Male's soldiers to cap-
ture the strongly entrenched positions
commanded by Crown Prince Rup-
precht, their efforts to recapture po-
sitions taken from them by the Brit-
ish and French have met with sangui-
nary failure. South and northwest of
St. Quentin, that strong and important
link in the German defense system.
British and French troops have hurl-
ed back German counter attacks with
heavy losses. Efforts of the German
crown prince to break the French grip
northeast of Soissons failed. Recent
German efforts to check the French
here, a report from Paris says, have
resulted In the loss of 200,000 men
killed, wounded and captured.
Gen eral Maude Gains.
General Maude, In bis progress up
the Tigris now Is before the iebel
llamrin hills between the Tigris and
Diala. where the Turks have entrench-
ed after retreating from Samara. Rus-
sian forces are on the other side of
the hills and at the southern tip the
town of Kizil Rabat is occupied Joint-
ly by British and Russian troops. Brit-
ish artillery continues to bombard Bul-
garian positions southwest of Lake
!>oiran, Macedonia, while no activity
of moment is reported from the east-
ern and Austro-Italian fronts.
Dr. Hollis Godfrey, well known as
an engineer and an author, is chair-
man of the committee on science
and reaearch of the council of na-
tional defenae. His home is in
RECEIVED AT WHITE HOUSE
Marahal Joffre and Members of Staff
Talk Over Situation With Sec-
retary of War Baker.
The Big Drive Checked.
Washington, April 27.—Along the
front in France, the armies of both
sides are resting after their terrific
efforts of the last few days, no infan-
try actions of importance being re-
ported. The French and British ar-
tillery, however, continues Its activ-
ity. preparing the way for further
The Germans apparently realize the
danger of the French advance toward
l^aon, and are striving at all costs to
hold a position on the Craonne Pla-
teau. northeast of Soissons. They
have not renewed their attempts to
win back lost ground in the Chemln-
des-I>nme« region, however.
On the Macedonian front the Brit-
ish have consolidated their gain and
the artillery battle continues.
Stopped Raid Near Ypres.
London, April 27.—The British of-
ficial communication tonight says:
"A party of the enemy which at-
tempted to raid one of our crater posts
southeast of Ypres early this morning
was driven off with losses.
"There was considerable activity
during the day by both sides at p num-
ber of points between St. Quentin and
Arras and also in the neighborhood of
Our airplanes were successful yes-
terday in spite of the less favorable
weather. In air fighting two German
machinet. were brought down, one of
them falling In our lines. A third'was
driven down out of control. Three of
our machines are missing."
German Counters Cease.
Paris, Apr/1 27. The official com-
munication issued by the war office
"In Be!gium the two artilleries were
very active in the sector of Westende.
South of the Allette river we caught
under our fire and dispersed an enemy
concentration near Vauxalllon.
"Between the Aisne and the Ch«m-
indes-Dames the Germans, after their
sanguinary checks of yesterday, did
not renew their attempts. A violent
artillery action In the sectors of Cerny
and Hurteblse was not followed by
any Infantry action.
Washington. April 27.—Conferences
between members of the French war
mission and American government of-
ficials for exchanges of views regard-
ing the conduct of the war against
Germany began here today after the
leading commissioners had paid offi-
cial calls upon President Wilson. Vice
President Marshall and Secretaries
Lansing, Baker ani Daniels.
Of foremost importance was a long
talk between Marshal Joffre and mem-
bers of his staff and Secretary Baker,
General Scott, chief of staff, and sev-
eral other American army officers. It
took place at the home of Henry
White, former American ambassador
to France, where the French visitors
are being entertained as the guests
of the nation.
France is known to desire the send
ing of an American expeditionary
force to co-operate with her armies
and Marshal Joffre came to the United
States prepared to give reasons for the
opinion of French military
that the sending of such a force is
advisable. Information regarding the
meeting between the military leaders
Soon after the conclusion of the con-
ference Rene Viviani, vice premier of
France, head of the mission, made a
statement to the American press in
which he declared that the co-opera-
tion of the United States in the war
would mean not only a victory for
France, but a victory of morality and
M. Viviani received the newspaper
correspondents in the drawing room of
the White home while in a recep-
tion hall nearby French and American
officials in uniform were gathered in
groups discussing the subjects near-
est their hearts.
As the correspondents entered M.
Viviani arose from a seat in front of
an open fire, and after shaking hands
with his visitors, spoke In French
slowly and impressively. Only once
or twice did he raise his hands in a
gesture to emphasize a point. His as-
sistants. Emile Hovelaque, read to the
correspondents an English translation
of what the head of the mission had
Freellng Rules Against Lyon.
That' mandamus action will 11a
againat Secretory of Btate J. L. Lyon
to compel the performance of clerical
work Incidental to the issuance of no-
tary commissions. Is the opinion given
by Attorney General Freeling, in the
third episode of the governor secretory
et afate row.
The premises upon which Mr. Freel-
lng bases his opinion are:
"It is the duty of the governor to
appoint and commission notaries pub-
lic within the state and this is the first
act to be performed concerning the
"It has been an Invariable and un-
broken custom for the secretary of
state to prepare the commission for
the signature of the governor. In a
former administration the same ques-
tion arose, and after a discussion of
the matter the secretary continued to
do the work."
Section 4242, Vol. 1, Revised Laws
of 1910, states: "Blanks for bonds and
oaths of office shall be furnished with
the commission by the secretary of
"This," aaid Mr. Freeling, "In Is our
judgment a plain and positive com
mand to perform a ministerial duty.
We construe It to mean that the aecre
tary of state must, with the clerical
force at his command and out of the
funds provided for his department
mail to the notaries so appointed by
the governor, the blanks for bonds,
oath of office and commission."
Reference Is made in the opinion to
the fee which the secretary of state
may charge for recording the commls
sion." It Is stated that the governor
Is given no authority under the laws
for the collection of any fees for no
There are about 200 commissions
stacked up In the statehouse which
both the secretory of state and the
governor have not mailed out, pend
Ing the declssion as to which depart
ment should do the wark.
There are annually about 12,000 com
missions issued, involving consider-
able clerical he'p.
Wall Shooting la Prohibited.
Two orders which have an Important
bearing on the oil and gaa develop-
ment In the Okmulgee and Healdton
fields were issued by the state corpor-
ation commission. Permission for the
installation of vacuum pumps on prop-
erty of the Oypay and the Okla-Penn
oil companies in Okmulgee county was
given and the shooting of wells In the
Healdton field was prohibited.
The Gypsy Company applied In
March for permission to install the
pumps for the conservation of casing-
head gas to be used in making gaso-
line. The Okla-Penn Company Inter-
vened with a request that It be allow-
ed to Install pumps on Its adjoining
leases, as It was claimed that the
Gypsy pumps might draw both oil and
gaa from neighboring leases. Both
companies were given the permission.
The same question was heard with
reference to the Healdton field last
week, objection being made by the in-
dependent operators. No order has
On the ground that the Healdton
sand is soft and that It Is unnecessary
to shoot wells there to get the maxi-
mum flow from welle, the commission
ruled that the practice shall be discon-
tinued. except upon specific permission
of the commission. Shots In the soft
sand let in the salt water and in one
case has destroyed a well, said the
conservation officer who made the
Positive Proof That Lr^m
E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Aliens Ordered to Move.
All alien enemies residing within
one-half mile of a fort, camp, arsenal
aircraft station, factory or workshop
for the maufacture of munitions of
war or navy, must move by June 1.
under penalty of summary arrest, ac-
cording to an order Issued by United
States Marshal John Q. Newell, at the
experts | direction of the department of jus
Such allen enemies as do not reside
within half a mile of places desig-
nated are threatened with summary
arrest if they approach within the
Any allen enemy who tears down,
mutilates, abuses, desecrates or in-
sults the United States flag will be
considered a danger to the public
peace and ssfety. and will Imme-
diately be arrested by the United
States marshal and confined In prison.
Sheriffs and their deputies in all
the counties, the chiefs of police of
Oklahoma City, Enid. El Reno. Guthrie
and Shawnee have already been asked
to enforce this order.
Oklahoma'a Incomes Take Big Jump.
Oklahoma will step from thirteenth
to the seventh or eighth place among
the states of the union in the amount
of federal Income taxes collected this
year. The prosperity of the state Is
reflected in the fact that the amount
collected as Income taxes In the state
this yesr will exceed the amount col-
lected last year by several hundred
* Last year the amount of income
taxes collected was approximately
$960,000. This year it may reach
$7,000,000. Thirty-five per cent of the
revenue tax was collected last week.
The reason for this, Mr. Bolen says,
is the patriotic spirit of the people of
this state who know the government
will need this money on account of
the war. Nearly every check is ac-
companied by a letter expressing sup-
port of the government in this crisis.
All income taxes will be due June
15, when a penalty of 5 per cent Is
attached to the amounts unpaid, to
which one per cent a month Is added
for each succeeding month until they
There are over 6,000 individuals in
Oklahoma with an income exceeding
$4,000 a year. While most of this
wealth is due to the development of
oil. gas and mineral lands, much of It
Is due to the steady normal develop-
ment of the state, according to Mr.
Bridgetou,N.J.—" I cannot speak toe
highly of Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegeta-
ble Compound for
other weakneaaea. I
waa very irregular
and would have ter-
rible pains so that I
could hardly take a
atep. Sometimes I
would be so misera-
ble that I could not
■weep a room. I
doctored part of the
time but felt no
change. I later took Lydia E. Pink-
ham'a Vegetable Compound and soon
felt a change for the better. 1 took it
until I waa in good healthy condition.
I recommend the Pinkham remedies t*
all women as I have used them with such
good results."—Mrs. Mil ford T Cun-
nings, 822 Harmony St, Peon's Grove,
Such testimony should be accepted by
all women as convincing evidence of
the excellence of Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound aa a remedy for
the distressing ills of women such aa
displacemen to, inflammation, ulceration,
backache, painful periods, oervousneaa
and kindred ailmenta.
"My face Is my fortune."
"Heavens! What has kept you out
THE BEST BEAUTY DOCTOR
THIS FIGHT 0L0-FASHI0NED
London. April 26 —Two British de-
stroyers on patrol duty In the English
channel off Dover on the night of
April 20 came upon a flotilla of six
German destroyers and then ensued
an encounter which will live long In
the history of naval engagements.
German destroyers were torpedoed
and rammed: every gun aboard the
combatants was working, sweeping
the decks and tearing gaps in the
sides of the opposing craft.
Oil Regulations Superseded.
Tbe recent order by the corporation
commission forbidding the shooting of
wells in tbe Healdton field was super-
seded on the application of Jake L.
Hamon, pending decision by the su-
preme court on the appeal from the
commission which Hamon will take.
The supercedeas applies only to the
property of Hamon. as other com
panies have not given notice to ap-
peal. Hamon gave $2,500 bond to
indemnify owners of adjoining prop-
erties for any loss sustained from
shooting on his own property.
More Tax Ralaing Planned.
Tentative increaaes in the assess-
ments for taxation purposes of sev-
enty-five public service corporations
of the state amounting to $2,000 000,
were made by the state board of equal-
ization. The companies were cited to
appear May 7 and show cause why the
increases should not stand.
All the increases were based on the
showings of the companies as to the
money invested in improvements 'dur-
ing the past year, State Auditor How-
There are yet some 150 public serv-
ice corporationa of the larger size to
be considered. Included In this list
are the pipe line companies. Tenta-
tive valuation Increases of railways
were fixed last week, the railways
being ordered to appear May 15.
The board fixed definitely the price
of Healdton oil In storage for asress
ment purposes at 69 cents a barrel.
The post'ed price on January 1 was 75
centa. Healdton oil being of lower
grade than that from other fields, was
placed much lower.
la Cuticura for Purifying and Beauti-
fying the 8kin—Trial Free.
For cleansing, purifying and beauti-
fying the complexion, hands and hair,
Cuticura Soap with touches of Cuti-
cura Ointment now and then afford the
most effective preparations at the mini-
mum of cost. No massaging, steaming
creaming, or waste of time.
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L,
Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv.
Whole Truth of Buddhism.
Dorin Zenshi. n great Buddhist
priest, once lived on top of a tree In a
mountain: so people nicknamed lilm
"owl priest." Someone interrupted
his meditation one day with the fol-
"What In a nutshell Is the truth of
"Eschew all sins and practice all
virtues," replied the priest without
opening his eyes.
"Oil, Is thnt all?" said the man sar-
castically. "Even a child of three years
can say that.",
"Yes, even n child of three years can
say that," rejoined the priest, "but an
old man of eighty years cannot put it
Into practice."—Tokyo Advertiser.
The Only Way.
Mrs. McDuffy—So ye referred to me
In spakin' to Mrs. Cassldv lis "that
owld. scoldln* catamaran. Mrs. Mac."
Janitor—You're mistaken, ina'am. It
was Mrs. McGilllgan next door that I
Mrs. McDuffy—Don't add loyin* to
yure other Insults. Ye well know that
Ol'm the only owld, scholdln' cata-
maran In this block.
CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS
—The coroner's Jury at Chester, Pa.
has returned a verdict finding there
was no evidence to lead to the con-
clusion that the explosions at the Ed-
dy stone Ammunition Corporation plant
at Chester April 10. was premeditated.
The cause of the explosions is un-
—The First State Bank of Bradley,
Ok., was robbed of $1,050 by a bandit
recently, after Roy C. Smith, the cash-
ier. had been held up at the point of a
revolver and looked in the vault. Tb«
robber waa captured later.
100,000 Acres to be Replanted.
Despite the heavy rains In the wheat
belt of the state, there will still be
about 100,000 acres to be replanted,
was the estimate made by Frank M.
Gault, president of the state board of
The land to be replanted la thai
which has been In wheat and oats, and
occasionally fields of corn that suf-
fered from blowing sand and hard
President Gault reported that the re-
commendations made by the board of
agriculture and the Oklahoma Bank
ers' Association regarding the plant-
ing of feed crops is bearing fruit. He
predicts a greater acreage this year
of kafir. feterlta and milo than in any
Although some of the wheat, possi
bly 5 per cent, that will be left stand
Ing will not make much, twenty-five
buahels to the acre can be expected
from the present Indications. Presi
dent Gault said. The counties of King
fisher, Blaine. Garfield, Alfalfa, Major,
Grant, Kay, Dewey and Woodward
hava many splendid fields.
"Now they say our food influences
"I'll quit eating blueflsh, then."
It Is sometimes difficult for a girl to
find her Ideal man. but she's nearly al-
ways willing to accept a substitute.
You belong as much to your friends
as they belong to you.
More Trouble In State Houae.
Following the action of four of the
school land commissioners In declar-
ing all positions In the school land
department vacant May 1, George A.
Smith, who has been secretary of the
department for the past two years,
The resignation, as stated In the
letter written to Governor Williams
and tha commissioners, Is to take ef-
fect Immediately. Mr. Smith asked
that the state examiner and Inspector
be Instructed to check up tbe accounts
of his office.
The trouble started over the refusal
of the governor to agree to a renewal
of the Marlaad oil leases. After
rather a stormy session, the board
retaliated by declaring all employees
fired May 1. Most of the employees
were personal friends of tha governor.
Commlaaionors Given Aaaignmenta.
Assignments of court commissions
by divisions was made by the supreme
court Commissioners Collier, Rum-
moai and 8tewart ware assigned to
the first division; Oalbralth, Pryor
and Poue to the Second, and Bleak-
more, Hooker and West to tha third.
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