The Willow Times (Willow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, August 31, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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THE WILLOW TIMES
The Amtrlran |iit«rnwMl waa
by lb* Herman wi for early
In the Kuro|«M n war that America
wouM be held to an accountability for
"h r Ouniftiw" at lbr vim! of hoetlll
Ilea .according lu Jtniei W Gerard,
former ambassador. wbo mltirM«M|
(Mil yitrlKh moan meeting* •( MlDDO
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W T Slum, i niiru preacher. It
tnt si roof bold of the Herman, front- " • Injuria reived n-ar York.
In* Verdun. ha* fallen into French | *
WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF
1 NEWS OF THE
Hill 304. the laat remaining Import
atao on tbe Carao front In proslmlty
Th' lYritrh Infantry, wbo bail (* 'l negroes. enraged at utterance* op- | to tbe aea. wh«r the battle again baa
WHb the domirvatina height of
Monte Ha ti t o aecuroly in their poe-
aeaalon tbe Italian* ar« continuing
their drive of tbe Auatrlana eastward
over tbe ltain is<a pbiteau. notwlth-
•landing tbe violent r«al tance tbe
enemy i« offering nh infantry. nta<
chine guna and ligbt artillery llere.
almoin encircled the bill In previous
Ittacka. charged the Herman poaltlona
In a brllllnnt daub and carried them
by ■lorm. capturing tbe remainder of
tba Herman* intrenched there.
♦ ♦ ♦
In Rumania a notable atlffenlng In
posing the Draft law attributed to
him. 81ms waa beaten and shot.
♦ ♦ ♦
Tbe government in planning to build
neveral cold storage plana, In co-oper-
ation with faruiora and reclamation
projecta, to care for the expected roc-
the It ua no Rumanian front la obaerved «rd crop* of i*>tatocs and on Iona,C. J.
lilancbard, chief statistician of the
In the failure of the Austto-Hermana
to make further gain* Attacka deliv-
ered at several pointa havo been
ihecked by the Huaao-Humaniana.
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The great battle for Lena, on the
Western front, continues. The Cana-
dian troops have gained another im-
portant Herman atrojighold south of
the war ravaged city. Possession of
tbe position Is being (onlested strong-
ly by tho Herman*, but the Canadians
have a firm grip on it and ao fur all
counter attacka have failed.
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Tho Italian drive along tho Isonzo
river apparently la Increasing In in-
tensity. Repented counter attacks In
heavy force by the Austrian!! havo
boen unable to check the advance of
Count Cadorna'a armies, which are
making Hteady progretts toward Trlest.
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There in no cessation of the terrific
fighting on the western and Austro-
Italian fronts. At points where tbe
Allies are not attacking they are en-
gaged In beating off Herman efforts
to retake lost positions. The Teu-
tonic losses have uwelled to a figure
perhaps not equaled by any previous
fighting in the war.
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The Italian drive for Trlest shows
no signs of being checked. General
Cadorna's great offensive is wresting
from the Austrlans positions that had
been considered almost Impregnable.
The Austrian report says that Trlest
has been bombarded by Entente war-
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The Teutonic battle lines are yield-
ing gradually at three points before
the continuous hammering of the
Allies. The Canadians at Lens, the
French at Verdun and the Italians on
the Isonzo front are making steady
progress and holding all their gains
against counter attacks.
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Austro-German forces are making
vigorous attacks on the southern Ru-
manian front. The Russian war of-
fice announcement says that stubborn
resistance is being offered by the Rus-
sians and Rumanians, who, however,
were forced back at several points.
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The medical advisory committee of
the Red Cross war council has decided
to equip five laboratory railroad cars
which will be prepared for emergency
work against possible outbreaks of
epidemics in cantonment camps in
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Bituminous coal prices have been
fixed by President Wilson for every
mine in the United States. The next
step in coal control, a White House
announcement said, will be to fix the
price to be charged by middlemen and
retailers. The prices are set on cost
of production, estimates furnished by
tbe federal trade commission after
months of exhaustive investigation.
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Government control of the coal in-
dustry was made almost complete
when President Wilson named Dr. H.
A. Garfield, head of Williams College,
as fuel administrator, fixed anthracite
prices and set a limit to profits to be
made by bituminous wholesalers.
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The crew of the torpedoed Leyland
liner, Devonian, including several
Americans, has been saved, State De-
partment messages said recently.
+ + . +
Secretary Tumulty has telegraphed
to E. J. Wallace, secretary of the St.
Louis Coal Club, that President Wil-
son had authorized bim to say that
the bituminous coal prices fixed In
the President's recent statement be-
came effective at once.
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At a 3-hour conference with tbe
Federal Trade Commission President
Wilson took up the whole subject of
war prices and went over in detail the
commission's figures on production
coats. Most of the time was given
to a study of tbe commission's report
}nst completed on tbe cost of produc-
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reclamation burcr^i of the (tepartment
of Agriculture, said recently.
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Tbe leyland liner Devonian, which
left an Atlantic port on July 28, haa
been sunk, presumably by a Herman
submarine. Officers of the line con-
firmed the report that the vessel was
lost, but stated that they had received
no work as to the safety of the crew.
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Portland, Ore., was chosen as the
1918 encampment city by the Grand
Army of the Republic ut the busli.^ss
session at tho fifty-first annual en-
campment at Boston. Atlantic City,
N. J., was u close contender, losing
by ono vote.
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The bite of one mosquito communi-
cating pernicious malaria, is held re-
sponsible for the quick death of three
members of the Skinner family at
Richmond, Va. John A. Skinner, Jr..
died first. His brother and mother
died the next day.
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A nation-wide food survey author-
ized under the first of the food laws
recently enacted by Congress will be
started immediately by the depart-
ment of agriculture. Plans for the
census show that It will cover nearly
100 items of food and will include
supplies on the farms, in warehouses
and stores, and even the stocks in the
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Announcement that General Parker
had ordered the removal of negro sol-
diers of the Twenty-fourth Infantry
from Houston to Columbus, N. M.,
served materially to restore a spirit
of quiet there, after a day o* unrest
following Hhe race rioting which re-
sulted in the death of seventeen per-
sons and the wounding of more than
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James E. Ferguson was suspended
from the office of governor of Texas
recently when the board of nine man-
agers, named by the house of repre-
sentatives, presented to the senate
twenty-one articles of impeachment,
alleging official misconduct.
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The Texas House of Representa
tives, by a vote of 82 to 51, adopted a
resolution to present to the Senate
articles of impeachment against Gov.
James E. Ferguson. A committee of
nine was appointed immediately to
draw up articles of impeachment and
report the articles to the house as
soon as possible.
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Construction of Camp Bowie has
been finished, it was officially an-
nounced recently. The camp is the
first of the sixteen national guard
camps to be finished and accepted by
the War Department. Seven units
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Aroused over Senator Thomas P.
Gore's attempt to force an amendment
to the Appropriation bill prohibiting
the use of funds in waging war out-
side of United States territory, four
hundred citizens of Hugo and Choc-
taw county, Ok., have demanded that
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A special tax on single men and
childless widowers in Australia, the
j proceeds to be used to bring home
soldiers ordered returned, was an-
nounced recently by the Australian
financial minister, according to a dis-
patch received from Melbourne.
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The British, French, Italians and
Russians have captured 167,780 w-ar
prisoners since April 9. when the 1917
campaign opened, according to a state-
ment issued by tbe British war de.
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At a manifestation in Odessa. Rufe
sia. several Polshevlks attacked Amer-
ican Consul Ray and knocked off his
hat. whereupon hooligans surrounded
aasunted terrific proportions. the ltal<
Ian airmen are atlll lending wonderful
aid to General Cadorna'a drive, drop-
ping bomb* and ualng their machine
guna with telling effect on troops con
centrated behind the line.
Dally the number of prisoners
taken by the Italian* both officers
and men^-la mounting, the lateat re-
port showing that coo officer* and 23.-
000 men have definitely been made
non-combatants for tbe remainder of
the war. In addition, the capture of
war *lore* by the Italian* ha* been
enormou*, Including gun* of all cali-
ber* and arms, ammunition, horses
and motor tractor* From the sup-
ply depot* abandoned by tho enemy
In hi* flight, the Italian* now are en-
abled to replenish their troop* fight-
ing In the difficult country.
On both aide* of tho river Meuse in
the Verdun Bector the French troop*
continue their gain* against the
forces of the German crown prince,
on the right bank having captured
positions over a front of two and a
half miles to a depth of two-thirds of
a mile, taking the Fosses and Beau-
mont wood and reaching the environs
of the village of Beaumont, and on
the left bank having driven their ad-
vanced posts to the outskirts of Beth
elncourt and along the banks of the
British troops made an advance of
half a mile along a mile front east of,
Margicourt, north of St. Quentin,
storming and capturing strong points
at Cologne and Malakoff farm, accord
Ing to the official report from British
headquarters In France.
The Germans in counter attacks
have endeavored to retrieve lost
ground on the height of the Meuse.
but each time met with repulse and
The Russo-Roumanian armies re-
spectively around Vladimlr-Volynskl
and in the Rumanian theater are
keeping up their strong resistance
against the Germans and the Aus-
trlans and Germans. Near Vladimir-
Volynski German attacks have been
repulsed, while near on the Russian
front attempts by the Teutonic allies
to advance again were frustrated.
PREFERENCE RIGHT IN MAR-
UNO LEASES H0L0S
M'MILLAN PARTY IS BACK.
Peary's "Croacker Land" Again Pro-
nounced a Hoax.
Sydney, N. S.—Donald B. McMil-
lan's Arctic exprolatlon expedition
arrived here on the relief steamer
Neptune after four years spent in the
McMillan, who was one of Rear
Admiral Peary's lieutenants on his
successful dash for the north pole,
confirmed previous dispatches from
him that there was no Crocker land,
such as had been reported by Peary.
Peary's mistake was due to a mirage
bo real that the McMillan party had
been deceived by it for four days, he
While McMillan did not deny that
he had made some discoveries, he
was reticent concerning them, saying
he was under orders to report to the
Museum of Natural History, in New
The explorers left North Sydney in
July, 1913, on the steamer Diana, but
were wrecked on Borges Point, on the
Labrador coast. Nothing daunted,
they returned to St. Johns, N. F., and
ivere transferred to the steamer Eric,
which landed the party at their base,
Etah, August 20.
FERGUSON IS SUSPENDED
Official Will Go to Trial In Impeach-
Austin.—James E. Ferguson was
suspended from the office of governor
of Texas when the board of nine man-
agers, named by the house of repre-
sentatives. presented to the senate
twenty-one article* of impeachment,
charging official misconduct.
W. P. Hobby, lieutenant governor,
automatically succeeded to the gov-
ernorship. pending disposition of the
charges in the senate.
The twenty-one articles of impeach-
ment Include the following:
That Mr. Ferguson persistently re-
fused the reveal the source of "que*-
NEWS FROM STATE OFFICES
What the State Officials and Depart
menu Are Doing—Heme ef In-
terest About the State
Af opinion from Guy K. Nelson,
assistant attorney general, ha*
thrown the K W. Marland lea*ea and
the preference right contention back
to the statu* It held before a proposal
was mado to submit the constitution-
ality of the law to the supreme court
In an agreed statement of fact*.
According to Mr. Nelson, It will be
Impossible to make an agreed state-
ment of fact* at this time In a way
that the constitutionality of the pref-
srence right leases can be brought be-
fore the supreme court. He says that
any action taken at this time is pre-
mature and would not bring the re-
sult desired by tbe school land com-
Secretary of State Lyon, acting up-
on Mr. Nelson's opinion, announced
that ho would favor the commission
proceeding to advertise tbe E. W.
Marland leases under the preference
right clause. He intimated that he
would not try further to have a teBt
Other school land commissioners,
except Governor Williams, probably
will agree with Mr. Lyon to go ahead
with the preference right agreement.
This probably will be productive of
the suit that is needed to question the
constitutionality of the preference
right, as in this event Governor Will-
iams probably would file, through the
attorney general's office, an injunc-
tion suit to prevent the property being
More Osage Lands to be Leased
An army of geologists may be ex-
pected to troop to the feathery hils of
Osage county in about ten days. The
rock hounds will be the first visible
signs of the big lease sale to be held
about the last of September.
Extraordinary interest is already ap-
parent in the eastern half of the Osage.
Nearly all the big companies are op-
erating there and others wish to break
In. Many new companies and indi-
vidual operations intend to have slices
of Osage if humanly possible. The
price of oil, the government demand,
and the fact that the lands for sale are
proven territory will cause a great sale
It is expected.
The Osage council has designated
20,640 acres in 160-acre lots, and the
resolution is before the department of
the interior for adoption. It is ex-
pected the advertising will be out In a
week, and the minute It is out the in-
vestigators will swarm over a wide re-
gion. The land Is all offset property.
New surveys will be made in many
The development of the western part
of the Osage nation is believed to be
Imminent. The Osage council is
strong for development and it is be-
lieved the department will finally give
way to pressure. The early develop-
ment of 20,000 acres of gas lands by
the city will have the effect of spread-
Wild Game Birds To Be Protected.
George A. Smith, state game and
flsh warden, is lying plans for the
propagation of wild game birds in
Oklahoma on a scale that he believes
will result in the production of mil-
lions of pounds of food and thus at
the same time perform an economic
and patriotic duty.
The establishment of four or more
game preserves in the next year is
the aim of Mr. Smith. Governor Will-
iams is deeply Interested in the propa-
gation of game bird", and is lending
tbe department assistance in its work.
Among the birds which will be prop-
agated are the common quail, native
to Oklahoma; the ring-neck pheasant,
Mexican blue quail, California quail,
and mountain and valley quail. Wild
turkeys, partridges, prairie chickens
and some varieties of the grouse
family also, will be propagated.
Who Gets Heffman'a
The (avortle icpie of dtse
among member* of the Fir t rtfia eat.
Oklahoma national guard, who ate in
Oklahoma City ou leove. I* Who eli*
succeed Col. Hoy Hoffman In command
of the oklahoma organisation, now •
unit In the federal irmy?
Colonel Hoffman, who advancement
to brigadier general *•« approved by
tbe senate laat week, wa* In Oklahoma
City on leave. He said be haa no tdoa
whether he will be brigaded with tho
Oklahoma regiment In the new camp
at Fort Worth, whether he will remain
In the national guard camp at Fort
Hill, or whether he will be aeslgned to
a brigade in *ome remote cantonment
of the United Btatea.
The appointment of a new colonel
will be made by Preaident Wilson.
Although Governor William* undobut-
edly will be a ked to make auggeailons
to the war department, the prealdent
and hi* adviser* are not bound by any
recommendation*. Member* of iho
regiment think It likely that recom-
mendation* will be asked from the reg-
ular army men. who have been In con-
tact with the Oklahoma unit *lnce It
went to the Meilcan Border a year
While tha politician* have no direct
hand In the doing* of the regiment*
goaslp seems to be general in Okla-
homa City to the effect that Lieut Col.
Elta II. Jayne of Edmond, the ranking
officer, will not succeed Hoffman.
Should a regular army man be given
command, the under officers hope it
will be Capt. W. G. Murchison, wbo
mustered tbe regiment out and in last
If the command Is taken from tho
regiment, It will likely fall to Major
Green of Muskogee, Maj. Ellis Ste-
phenson of Oklahoma City or Major
Captain Gilstrap, ranking captain,
will advance to major in the event of
the promotion of one of the present
The prevailing opinion among the
men Is that Capt. Mark W. Tobin, reg-
imental adjutant, will go up with Gen-
State Vocation Board Organizes.
The state board of vocational edu-
cation, provided for by the sixth legis-
lature, was organized by the election
of J. W. Cantwell, president of tho
Oklahoma A. & M- college, as pres-
S. M. Barrett, formerly head of the
eastern university preparatory school,
recently was appointed secretary of
the board by Governor Williams. Tho
other members of the board are R.
H. Wilson, state superintendent ot
schools; Stratton D. Brooks, president
of Oklahoma university; Frank H.
Gault, president of the board of agri-
culture and Mr. Cantwell.
A committee composed of Cantwell,.
Barrett and Wilson was named to go-
to Washington, August 22 for a con-
ference with tne national board of
vocational education. The state will
receive approximately $85,000 from
the national board, to put with aa
equal amount appropriated by the-
state, to carry out the work of the
Another committee composed of
Brooks, Cantwell and Barrett was se-
lected to plan the work of the board.
This work probably will be divided'
under the heads of training teachers
and in the training of agricultural and
tionable" loans aggregating 3156.500, j
the consul and said they would shoo* j thus placing himself in contempt of j
... •-> .-v- 1 -- house; that be misappropriated,
wbo inherited a li
death of hi* fatlw
W >con*.n paper
turned the t. Ute
1 e-J « roe*.
. the concert pianist,
rge estate upon tbe
r. F C Shattuck, a
:nconte over to tbe
all wbo failed to take off their bat*
in their presence.
♦ ♦ ♦
Count Albert ApporuJ>. tbe noted
Hungarian leader wbo is now mini
ter of cults in Hungary, ha* laeued op
ders to Magyariie schools In tbe Ro
uanlan sections of tbe monarchy.
Faulkner la To Suceced Graves.
A. S. Faulkner of Durant, formerly
head of a training school there, was
elected president of the Northwestern
state normal at Alva, at a meeting of
tbe state board of education. Mr.
Faulkner succeeds J. G. Mitchell, who
was elected to the Alva post two
the house; that he misappropriated weeks ago. when J. W. Graves was
35.600 of state money and converted moved from Alra to take ch4rge of
It to bis own use; that be abused tho 1 th# central normal at Edmond. After
power of veto and violated the con
atitntion when he vetoed practically
the entire appropriations for main-
tenance of Texas university for tho
next two years
accepting tbe place. Mr. Mitchell was
given an increase in salary by tbe
Pryor board of education and decided
to remain city superintendent of
Mfeools a* Pryor.
Want Higher Rates for Coal.
Five railroads filed an application
with the state corporation commis-
sion for an increase of 15 cents a too
in the intranstate rates on coal and
The railroads which have combined
to make the application are the Chi-
cago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Mis-
souri, Kansas & Texas, Atchison, To-
peka & Santa Fe, Gulf, California &
Santa Fe and the Frisco. No date for
the hearing of the application iTas
been set by the commission.
It is the contention of the railroads
that the present rate is non-compen-
cating and confiscatory. The fact
that the intra state rate is less than
the Inter-state rate fixed by the in-
terstate commerce commission is set
forth in the petition and this, it ia
held, is a discrimination against ship-
pers outside of the Btate.
Blda Exceed Appropriation.
The increased cost of building ma-
terial was reected in bids for the ad-
ministration of the state school for
the blind which were opened by tho
staate board of affairs. Tbe lowest
bid on the construction of the build-
ing according to specifications laid
down by the board of affairs waa
$4,000 more than the appropriation
made by the legislature.
The contract for the construction
work was awarded to the L. F. Leo
Construction Company of Oklahoma
City, the lowest bidder, for $50,000,
after $4,000 had been trimmed from
he speclflcaions The legislaure ap-
propriated $50,000 for the structure.
A contract for the completion of the
science building of tbe Oklahoma uni-
versity at Norman was awarded to
the Holmboe Construction Company
of Oklahoma City for $1«.S90.
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