The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 49, No. 63, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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The Guthrie Daily Leader.
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OUT11 lilE OKLAHOMA Tlll'liSDAY. AI'IfIL:.. 1!)17.
PRICE 2 c
FIRST PHOTOS ABOUT GREAT GERMAN RETREAT SHOW AUSTRALIANS
HURRIEDLY DRAGGING HEAVY GUNS AFTER THEM IN PURSUIT.
IMMEIH VIE AI'I'ltOt'ltlM IOX
TO ItE I l!(.! lt; NAVY TO
in: i:in:si:i to
(ii:Ul NEWSI'U'EKS 01.-
oi ci: wilson mi n:it-
IA ; itiutois or na-
tion to iti: :oi-
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THREE AND HALF BILLIONS
FOR WAR PURPOSES.
Washington April 5 - Request
for immediate appropriation oi
$35O0C000O0 for the army and
navy were made to congress today
by the .Executive department
Provision is made for increasing
the enlisted strength of the navy
to 150000 men and to increase
the marine corp to 30000. Of the
great sum $2930000 is asked for
ASSOC IlltC'l l'lfWS.
Washington April 5 Sinking with-
out warning of an unarmed American
steamer Missourian which left Genoa
April 4th with 32 Americans amoiijj
her erew of 53 was reported to the
state department today by Consul Gen
eral Wilbur of Genoa. The crew was
American Ambassador I"
Washington April 5 Official con j
flrmation of Ambassador Penfield't I
return to this country from Vienna !
was given by Secretary Lansing today i
for th first time since rumors started
about a week ago that he was coming j
back. No reason for the return how j
ever was given. The grnerjl feeling
among officials is that a break with
Austria is certain.
Administration Leaders Give All :
Chance to Express Opinion
Washington April .7-Debute tin
tho war resolution dragged along in
the house throughout the day in si'
a profunctory manner that scarcely
at any time were Hip flour n ml sal
lerie filled. lis passage 1 ff
gone conclusion. The. dolwre is nt-
ing prolonged liy the plan of the ad- 1
ministration floor leaders to give ov-
fry opponent his opportunity to
speak. Vnssugo of the war resolu-
tion before ailjoiirnnii'iil tonight is
fissured and then the president's sig-
nature to the resolution already pass-
ed by the senate a art a W- M wt
between the t'nlted Slates and (ler-
many will lie formally accomplished.
f('intlnthii mi r.-mp Kit.)
W ar Declaration
Whereas the imperial German
government has committed repent-
ed acts of war against the govern-
ment and the people of the United
States of America; therefore be it
Resolved by the senate and
house of representatives of the
United States of America in con-
gress assembled that the state of
war between the United States mid
the Imperial German government
which has thus been thrust upon
the United States is hereby for-
mally declared; and ' that ' the
President bo and Is hereby author-
ized and directed to employ the en-
tire naval and military forces of
the United States and the resources
of the Oovernment to carry on war
against the Imperial German gov-
ernment: and to brinq the conflict
to a successful termination all of
the resources of the country are
hereby pledged by the congress of
the United States.
;;r .'.i'uil Hoiue Heard "The Lord
of the E;us'ertide" kist
Niht; Was Success.
V ilie ( ' 1 1 ii t in n church last even-
'.. was given an Kasler cantata that
.1. point oi excellence marked all '
' 1'iicli In the present :iik of a recital
of sacred music in this city. The1
choir cf the church under the ilirec-j
lion of Air. Howard and augmented '
by adilii ioiuil voices and an orchestra
was heard at iis hesl and a very!
large audience was present to appre- :
date their CiTorls. .Much of the suc-
cess of !( undertaking was due to;
lie oarno-'l work of the tallies or tho j
Huihl am! tho choir has offered a1
mte nf Hi-inks to them as well as to;
Ihe a sislinc; allots Mr Alfred Ad-j
ii" whose cornel solo "The l.osl 1
Chord" was so beautifully rendered; i
Mrs H II Uvan who as organist
g; ve such adequate support to the :
Ins am) choruses: .Mr (latchell. bar- :
i'C'ie and Mr Soehl. lenor who shar-
ed their talents with the choir the
I'Miihers of the orchestra whine play-
it v and the merits of which was add-
ed to the singing cannot he over-estimated.
The program of "Tho Lord
April .7- Allien Smith
his three year old child
and two aliened outlaws
uro and Hubert .Midline.
iisa llird. I
i while man wen
aptured last night
when a sheriff posse composed of off i
i IS flllM (IklllU'.gl
i.iiuiiiies. made an
ion Muskog i
litlipl. to ar -
el the three at Smith's m
cah ii. L'u Iniles iiorhe.'isl of here
. 1 1 1 r : follow ed the men to
ml alteinpled to arrest 1hen. i
and bis ail'c opened fire on:
The police returned Ihe fire j
ml Smith fell in Hie doorway of his
cabin his body riddled with bullets
The officers then rushed Ihe cabin
Old found Hie little girl dead upon the
loor. The two men ami Slliilb's tvll'ej
u le placed lllidci al'l'esl.
MOBILIZE AT fT Sill
Mobilization of slate troops began
'his morning. Company M of Okla-
loma City the machine gun company
nil the regimental Infirmary left for
!'l Sill by special train early today.
Other companies over the slate will
I AHMI.ItS INT! Itl S I I 0
IN I.MK.I It M ltEAt.E
W II Coyle has returned from a
visit to Mulhull Orlando I'restnn and
Morrison where ho talked with busi
ness men. bankers and farmers relat-
ing to larger cotton production. At j
Stillwater he conferred with Agent
r.entley and officials of the Agricult-j
oral and Mechanical College.
"The farmers realize this is to be a .
great cotton year and they are pre-
paring lo make the most of It." said
TO EXTEND DANGER ZONE
t.Vir IliipnioliilP mar here late last
British Will Decrease Safety Limits uifhl . The accident was caused by
for Ships in North Sea . the breaking of the steering gear.
London April 5 -The Ilrilisli art-t The machine plunged down an em-
nilivlly announces thai in view of ttte . hnnkmei t pinning Its occupants uti-
..Mn.lt..lwl it.. tt nilitnu nnl tilth.
marines by the Hermans and Ihe sink
ing of merchantmen without regard
for the safely of Iheir crews the area
of the North sea which is rendered
dangerous to all shipping by opera-
lions aglnst the enemy will he ex-
li'iulcd before long.
EXPLOSION KILLS SEVEN
Chicago April fi Six or seven per-
sons wer killed and 40 or .'in injured
her today in a gas explosion.
GOnDN HI BE
OITO Mil l. M n i l1-
oi (.m:r (nvn
TllltOl (.11 ST I I S
J K IloiiKlass. of the C.utiirie Cotton
Miliini; Company relumed i esterday
ironi the northwest where he has h'-en
.n the interest of the bit; local plant.
ile visited Chicago .Minneapolis SI.
Paul Oskosh and many other leading
cities of that section and placed hulk
orders for twine totaling sixty thous-
and dollars. The March hurincs nt'
he plant is pheiiomenal says Mr
noiiKlass "I have been preaching
.aiger cotton acreage lor two years.
Mr Douglass "and am glad I
hat some of my cntlmsi.i: in h.i
iinparleil to folks around here
Willi all ihe Ic.iilnig Inisuieis men
ivilii w hum 1 l:i L.fil ihe salijci i of the
Impending' cotton shortage was
broached. lAery acre of idle ground
'll this section should be put in cut
ton. This morning cotton h:i I'll cent.-.
by fall it will be in if. cent
'tti out can in. ike good money raising
.'Oltou at I. cents therefore it scene
he is standing in his own light by im:
taking advantage of the pi c ent high
prices ami pulling his acreage to cot-
ton. The importance of slainl.ird seed
eaiinol lie loo strongly emphasized aini
a word of eaulioti against half-ainl
hair stuff should be soiinilcd.
During Hie past lew limlilhs Mr
Douglass lias traveled over .seventeen
stales. llusiuess condition!; every-
where iire good and everywhere the
nipcnitiiig cotton famine is refi rreii
Mr Douglass says Ihe patriotic and
partial spirit rules strong In the
northwest and the sentiment of "Stand
by the President" prevails. "War is
an awful thing." said Jake "hut if we
must have if let us go in with a will
and spirit. My sou wrote me from bis
military school at Lexington Ky. ask-
ing ii' he could go In the event of a
coll. He is a trifle below the age hut
1 answered 'sure'."
Geary. April " - (leorge Ileal and
Cheyenne Woman Indians were
burned to death under the wreck of
ilerneath. An explosion followed.
The machine was hiirued up.
USED ADS TO i
PROVE HIS LOYALTY'
Lebaiion. Pa. April 4 Newspapers
carry first page display ad denying
rumors that Paul Kunst Herman
hern banker Is a copperhead. "It Is
exceedingly embarrassing to he cull-
ed upon to give this public tesllmon -
iai to my loyalty after I have livojt
here bo lone"
"Is "V:. . " r
When the (Icnnans ran pell inell
from their posilolns on the Soiume
the Australians were on tap of them.
They refused to wait for horses to
drag their :icvy gens inn dracged
ilii in aloi to find new positions to
shell the fleeing enemy. The lower
photograph shows Australians in 'in
abandoned Herman trench making it
over lor their own Use should it be-
come necessary to dig in.
McNabb and McPhoctcrs Organ
izing Community Clubs Over
A community meeting v as held at
N'avina on Monday evening. l.ngi. '
crowd was present and enjoyc! a
splendid address by Mr McN'abe. I
marketing f' ialisl for Oklahoma
Mr McNabb emphasised eo-operal ion '
in marketing of farm m sliici s. He
staled that a coiiiiouiiily shimi I grow j
the same va'iely of products and in
sist on ipiality. liy so doing th.-y will'
receive an extra good premium and1
always have a ready market. II. ex-
I'laim il how conimutiity could
the same variety of cotton an 1 wheat
by the standardization of these crops
they would n he an extra g in 1
premium and bae no trouble in se-
curing the very best market. A great
amount of enthusiasm was shown In
the community woik. County Agent
Mcl'heelei's look up the organization
of a community club and perfected the
organization. The Xavina community
club will co-operate with Mr McNahh
in the marketing of their products. At
their next meeting they are going to
select the variety of cotton which Is
c ho grown in this district hire
bred seed will ho jMrchasod and then
planted. This community will co-operate
with Agent McPheelers In tho
selection of Iheir seed and keeping It
pare. This Is one of the first com-
munities ill the state to standardize
their crops nnd they should ho enn-
grntulaled upon their good work.
Other communities should follow their
i lal "committee of one hundred" has
hr-en organized here ti administer aid
to dependents of the men of this
city who enlist iu tlie army and uavy.
vm.iiv run rou rvi.i.
win in: . m:risT
EVENT OI KINO
j Chicago April 5 Hogs cattle and
A large and enthusiastic meeting of j sheep are now selling at unprecedent-
ed stock holders of the Cimarron Val- ed prices at the union stockyards.
ley Fair Association was held at t tie
City Hall Wednesday afternoon and
after a thorough discussion of the
affairs of the association and the an-'
nuai report oi ine secretary it was
me unanimous opinion mat ihe imr
of Cuihrie ami l.ogati County was the
most valuable asset and should be
continued on even more extensive
scale ilian in the past.
The following hoard of directors
were elected for the year: L 1 Helau l
t 'buries Olson II (i Fanpiharson A A
Mrl'heelers John Furrow F'rcil 1
Wenuer J M McConuell T II Har-
mon l.ytnou Hray John J Ilildreth
and Hoy Teal. The hoard will meet
on Wednesday April 11. to arrange
and plan Ihe complete year's work.
September IS. Ill 20 21. are the days
for Hie fair and the premium list will
In- ! -:-u il at all early dale I'remiuuis
in the live stock and agricultural de-
partments will be Increased both in
number and amount and many moro
allruclivn features will he added to
The farmers in Logan nnd adjoin -
ling counties should plan their crops
1 and care for their live slock with tho
j lair in view and every citizen of the
county should bo ready to co-operate
I with the new board of directors and
officers in making this year's fair Ihe
l biggest and host of nil.
Jersey City N J April 5 Two girls
of Ihe n injured when a flaretip of
smokeless powder occurred in the
munition plant of Detwller and
Street here last night died In a hos-
pital today. The condition of the
oilier six were serious.
TO STILLWATER THIS YEAR
: ummended to make It effective In
For the first time since It i organ- promptly raisins; armed forces Son-
izatlon the county school superln-j ator Clwniherlai'n chairman of the
teii.lent's 'association will hold lis an-jsinute military committee' today vir-
nuai convenlloti in a place other than ; tually completed his uiilvtrsal com?
Oklahoma City. Stillwater was des- j puisory military training bill
ignated by State Superintendent Wll- j The chief change provides for rog-
:n as the meeting place for May 1st' istration and training this yar of
11 3rd. i men between 20 and 23. In suhse-
" : (itient years men of 21 22 and Z'
iti: i' i mo 1 1
Kdinond April f.-Two hundred girl
itudents here have offered their ser
vices to tho Ited Cross
HIT cuts esssi
Folder and Time Card Bears
Advettiseircnt of Bath House
I and Waters
The new folder and time card just
i issued by the M K T Hallway shows
up lluthrie and the Mineral waters In
K'od shape. An advertisement In the
folder reads as follows:
j "Artesian Mineral Waters of
I Guthrie Okla for rheumatism
indigestion stomach troubles i
skin diseases and like afflic- ;
tions. New Municipal Bath
House Strictly Modern Cost
I $75000: Particulars! on re- '
j quest to any Katy agent or j
About one hundred thousand of
; these folders are issued and distrlhtit-
jed by the railroad company. The re-
; Militant kooiI to (iulhrle and her nut
ilital resources can be easily appro
t AssncljOi'd I'resn.
i ard the same is true
of futures in
I wheat corn oats and
1 te board of trade.
. i uiteu states into the war was lu-
The high marks for hogs was again 1 1 roduced in the chamber ot deputies
i ... . . . . .
I elevated today when choice heavies
sold at $15.65. Receipts were b-OCOiWith the t'nlted States If necesaarv.
less than the trade had expected.
Washington. April .7 Jess Wlllaril.
the heavy-weight pugilist sent this
telegram lo Pre. Went Wilson today:
fight. When do you want
NO (.( IMS I lilt
.MAI M)-Tlll IISIV
Maundy-Thursday will be celebrated
at the Masonic temple tonight but
thero will he uo guests at. the services.
The event will be limited to Consis
tory Masons from 1Mb to ;t2d degrees.
The program opens promptly
Seattle Wash April 7 The Labor
Council of Scuttle composed ot 2."D
delegates representing 2a tradej un-
' 1( ns today unanimously adopted a
I resolution protesting the entry of the
! t'nlted Slates into war with (ior-
! many. i
Washington April S Materially
J years would be subject to training
upon call ot the president.
WHEAT $2.07 BUSHEL
Chjcao0. Anri 5WhM fnp
delivery shortly before the market
closed today sold at $207.
WILLARO WILL FIGHT
! W1THT STARS JWD STH1PE5
IKWII-' IINDIItS NVVVL
i:si; or itm;s vm ihE
OI 'MIL AMKIUCW
HI 101 (.11 T l MKSOIN).
10MAMA SOON; ALLIES
HAVK MILLION MEN'
London April 5 The Belgian steam
er Trevier from New York with Bel-
gian relief supplies was torpedoed
without warning on Wednesday.
Belgian Relief Ship
i Sunk by Mine
i Xvw York. April j The Belgian
relief steamer Feisteln has been tmiik
hi the North Sea while approaching
Hotterdam according tu a cablegram
i i reeked here today by the Belgian
Keller Coniinibaiuu. It is believed dlla
struck u mine.
France Tenders Port of
fcrest For U 8 Naval Forces
I'arisr April 5 The first war
measure lo be taken In connection
with the expected entrance of the
It provides for an agreement
for use of the port of Brest
American naval forced.
"Grandmother of Russian
Revolution" Is Freed
Moscow ltuBsia April i! Madam
Catherlnii llreshkovlskyl "Grand-
mother of the llusslan Revolution"
has arrived .'roni Siberia arter spend
ii.g forty-four of her seventy-three
years as a cof'-t pr'ioner nnd ex-
ile in the waste of northern Asia.
Eerlin Thinks U S
Entered War Too Late
Hcilin April r The Vienna Neus
Frie I'resse declares that Atierles
has decided upuu war because It wbs
iii'iil'Ni lunger lo deliver Its supplies
to the allies.
Von Itelndfost says wo must not
j appraise too little tho attention of a
ra h and powerfud Industrial repub-
lie to tha list of our enemies but it
tho submarines maintain their so far
';rotit. success President Wlhon will
jjihive come too late.
The War Now a Struggle
Against Feudal Monarchy
Herlin April 5 The Russlal Volka
commenting on America's pending
entrance into (Ik war says:
'The great democracy of America
extends Its hands across tho ocean to
tho youngest and greatest democracy
of the old world bringing as a pres-
ent one more sword against the des-
potism ot the Ilohenzollens. Wltli
the Intervention of the United States
the war has become a struggle ot
democracy against feudal monarchy.''
Great Battle To Be
: Fou3ht In Masopotomanls
London April 5 British and Rus-
J slan patrols have got Into (ouch with
each other In Masopotomanla the
Asoclated Press was Informed today
by Major Gcnral Maurice chief ln-
I structor of military operations at th
i war office. - .
it Is claimed that the two nation
have more than a million troops In
Turkey now and a decisive battle ts
looked for early this motlth.
French Grab' Another'
Town From Germans
London April 5 The capture of thej
(Continued on Page 8li
New Orleans La April 4 Tonight
fair warmer except south portion;
Ttlday fair warmer.
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