Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FIFTEEN, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 19, 1914 Page: 1 of 6
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NEWS BY WIRE DAILY
PROM UNITED PRESS
ill TUB LQCAL NEWS
BYBRY DAY IN TUB
GREAT STRUGGLE FOR
BELGIUM IS BEGUN
Two German Armies Combined and
Allies are Hard Pressed Be-
fore Famous Battle Field
SAYS A RUMOR
Belgians to Make their Last Stand
at Antwerp French Continue
to Advance in Alsacs
My United Press.
Paris Auu. 19. Communication
v Ith Brussels is cut off. It Is rumored
that the city has fallen.
The kaiser is staking everything on
l is Belgium campaign and is letting
A knee Lorraine fall into the hands of
the French who will make a stand at
By United Press.
London Aug. 19. Unconfirmed re-
' ports tay that the Belgians have aban-
The Belgian embassy admitted that
'here was fighting east of the city and
that Brussels would be abandoned
eventually the Belgians making their
last stand at Antwerp.
Hy United Press.
Inndon. Aug. 19 The first real
struggle lor the gateway through Bel-
gium toward Frame Ih In progress
according (u advices receiver! here.
Tim fighting ilarteii yesterday at
Despite Hie strictest censorship it I
Ih evident Hint the allien are hard-
pressed before Waterloo. ;eriiumy
army of the Meiise unci her first army
of the Mozeilo havo been combined.
The Herman lines stretch from Htil-
lancl south ill Belgian Luxemburg. One
Ki'i iiiiii of it is attacking Namur.
Liege is cut off and its fate in un-
known. Unconfirmed reports Fay the
Belgians dynamited and destroyed the
torts arter finding It iniposible; to hold
cut longer. The British forces are
probably now engaged in the bat tie.
Make Demand on Italy
liy t'nited Press.
Itonie Aug. 19. It Ih reported that
(lernian diploiuatH are coming here to
try to have Italy abide with the treaty
to help Cerniany on the ground that
the- Japanese ultimatum constitutes an
It is believed however that Italy
will maintain neutrality and if forced
into the war will fight Austria and
will take the Adriatic provinces of the
200 Vessels Captured.
!!y United Press.
London Aug. 111. The Ioiidnn Kx-
press says the vessels captured by
the allies number 2no with cargoes
having a totul value of three hundred
Germans Fire on Italians.
P.y United Press.
Itonie Aug. 19. A dispatch from
Magdenbmg Germany says Oermau
soldiers fired on three thousand Ital-
ians confined In the barracks there
killing seven because the Italians
shouted "Hurrah for Italy" when news
ol' Italy's refusal to assist (lermauy
in the war was received
Servian Victory Confirmed.
By United Press.
Rome Aug. 19. It la reported from
N'ish that the Servian victory over 80-
fMM Austrian Is confirmed the Aus-
trians losing Sooo men.
Will Checkmate Japan.
By United Press.
The Hague Apr. 19. -It is reported
here tlint Germany will surrender to
China lier possessions on the Shan-
tung peninsula to checkmate Japan
and make her ultimatum ineffective.
There is the Intensest Indignation in
Germany over the Japunese position.
Austrians Abandon Attack.
By United Press.
St. Petersburg. Am?. 19 The Aus-
trians were compelled to abandon their
attack on Vladmir. The o'ch sol
diers mutlned and were immediately
The Germans occupied Mlawa In-
dicating that a serious German ad-
vance toward Warsaw was being at
The Russian Invasion of the Aus
trian provinces of Huko Vina anil
Galacla is progressing favorably.
London Aug. 19. A dispatch from
Berlin says the Wolff bureau a Ger
man news agency gave out the follow-
ing: "One and a half French army corps
mtered Upper Alsace while our troops
were concentrating. Nevertheless we
attacked the enemy wko was thrown
back toward Belfort but whose march
"A small section of artillery from
Slrassburg -was defeated and two bat-
teries which had been rendered use-
less were taken by the enemy who
then marched toward Schirmeck eight
miles from Snales Alsace.
"An Investigation has been begun in
on endeavor to ascertain If any treach-
ery exists among the local populace."
By United Press.
Washington Aug. 19. If plars
agreed upon today are carried out
congress Uncle Sam will soon go into
the steamship business as a result of
Hie traffic situation caused by the
The government purchase of vessels
required to carry goods to Europe and !
tin Hon t ffAni eVi cua nTTo life r markets
was agreed upon as the best means
til meet the present emergency.
This decision was reached at a con-
b reme today in which the president
and congressional leaders participated
and 'the necessary bill" was ordered
drawn It was also agreed that a bill
should be introduced providing that
War risk Insurance shall be furnished
by the government.
Congress will be asked to appropri-
ate fwenty-fue million dollars for the
purchase of needed ships. The plan
is to havo the ships operated by a
corporation controlled by the govern-
ment like the Panama railroad com-
Py United Press.
New York. Aug. 19 The exporta-
tion of grain is Increasing tremendous-
ly Galveston will ship a million
bushels of vheat this week. iThe
banks are buying bills executed on
Wheat was at its lowest at the open-
ing on local selling yesterday but
strength developed Immediately. The
bullish factors wre the liberal pur-
chase by New ii ' banks of bills for
export grain; tic arrangement where-
by one New ork bank will finance
shipments to England and another
those to France the sale at New York
or l.omi.nuo bushels to England small-
er export sales at Chicago and Kansas
City; good flour demand; disappoint-
ing threshing returns from the north-
west and a reduction in the world's
available supply of 2'JI 7000 bushels
as compared with a 7000000 bushels'
increase a year ago.
fly Uniled Press.
Mexico City Alls. 19. The consti-
tutionalists under ( ana n .a are now
in complete control of the government
It is said I hat they will repudiate
ten million dollars worth of govern-
merit notes because the bonds werttm case was thrown out of court. It
isjsut d by the Huerta government.
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"A sample road from Chickasha to
Vorden" is the slogan adopted last
night at Verden by a joint meeting
held at Verden last night when the!
Commercial club of that city met with
a delegation sent out from Chickasha
to talk ways and means. Plans will
be completed in the near future and
work on such a road will be started as
soon as possible.
The plans discussed and w hich seem-
ed favorable last night were first to
re-organize the Commercial organiza-
tion of Verden which body will then
act In harmony with the Merchants'
association of Chickasha in enlisting
the support of road overseers and
farmers along the road and all join to
build a model road between the two
towns. Arrangements will then ue
made to have the road dragged after
each rain permanent concrete culverts
will be put in where necessary and
the highway will be maintained in the
best possible condition as a sample
for the rest of the county.
There will be some cost attached
thereto but the merchants of Chicka
Bha have in their treasury a road fund
created by virtue of the July 4 celebra-
tion end by subscription. These funds
are to be spent solely for the building
of good roads and it is the intention
of the Chickasha merchants to spend
them onpy where it will do the most
good to the greatest number. The
merchants of Verden are to raise a
similar fund to join with the amount
expended on the Verden-Chickasha
road by the Chickasha merchants.
Actual work will be started as soon
as possible but as yet no definite date
lias been mentioned.
Several car loads of Chickasha peo-
ple were scheduled to attend the Ver-
den meeting but the greatest numbe:'
were detained by one cause or another
Chickasha was represented at Verden
by C. II. Caneman W. W Clarke Os-
car Simpson and C. A. McNabb all of
whom made tulks at the meeting.
DISMISS STRINGER CASE.
In Justice T. P. Moore's court this
morning Omar Stringer was arraign-
ed on a charge of stealing corn and
after some argument and testimony
'was held by the justice that the evl-
CHICKA8HA OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY
C. A. McNabb Grady county farm
agent is today preparing a list of
premiums to be offered at the county
farm exhibit to be held in Chickasha
oa September la-It! and plans are be-
ing formulated to make the 1914 fair
the best in the history of the county.
The list of premiums will be submitted
Friday night to the board of the Grady
County Commercial and Farm Bureau
for approval following which litera-
ture will be sent out and the work of
collecting the exhibits will commence.'
The exhibits will specialize on farm
products but there will be live stock
exhibited as well. As usual a big fea-
ture of the event will be the boys' and
girls' clubs with their various exhibits
in addition to which the adult farmers
of the county will be entered in an-
other class and urged to bring; in the
best products of their farms. From
the whole of the county exhibit will
"be selected specimens for the Grady
county exhibit at the state fair.
"I am especially anxious to have
some of these fellows who don't be-
lieve in the system advocated by the
department of agriculture to bring in
the best corn they have for compari-
son with that of the youngsters who
have followed scientific farming" said
Mr. McNabb. "Some of them will be
surprised. I have a team of boys in
the com club that are going to mako
people sit up and take notice. I am
glad to see too that some of the adult
farmers haa begun to do things in a
scientific manner. They are genins
"I see no reason why the county ex-
hibit for 1911 will not be one of the
best Grady county has ever seen. The
boys and the men will of course be en-
tered in a sepa-ute class not only in
(hp corn contesi but in every other
line of farm products. Grady county
should go to the state fair with a
dence produced was not sufficient to
warrant a charge being made. String-
er It was who some days ago staged
such an animated i harlot race" over
the city as he fled from the owner of
the field from which it was charged
he swiped a bushel o corn. He was
out on bond but following the trial to-
day he was released.
August 19 1914.
Venerable Pontiff Passes Away
After Reign of 11 Years as Head
of the Roman Catholic
GRIEVED OVER THE
WAR TO THE LAST
Born of Humble Pa renin ami in
Poverty He Rose to the
Highest Position in
By United Press.
Home Aug. 19 Orleving to
the last ever the war Pope Pins
X passed away this afternoon
at the Vatican. He was elect-
ed as head of the Roman Cath-
olic church August 9 190'i
By United Press.
Rome Aug. 19.-
-The pope Is
By United Press.
Rome Aug. 19. The pope
shows no improvement today.
His stomach will not retain
food and stimulants are admin-
istered constantly. He asks
for news of the war and prays
for hours for speedy peace. He
is unable to sleep.
Pope Pius X was born Joseph Sarto
at Riese near Venice June 2. 18U5.
le was the child of poor peasants. He
ose to a station considered by mil
ieus of people the most exalted in
he world. All his life he held the
ove of his fellow men. He was called
the "Pope of the Poor."
His grandfather was a soldier in the
papal army under Gregory XVI. His
father worked in the fields and as
communal carrier struggling to main-
am with his meager Income the large
amily of two sons and six daughters.
A small cottage was the birthplace
f the pope. He attended the parish
school 'at Riese. His aptitude induc-
tile family to send him to school at
Castelfranco seven miles from home.
To meet the expense his father labor
ed even more hours daily than had
been his lot. The boy walked the
long route to school Joseph won a
scholarship which enabled him to en
ter the seminary of Treviso and after
ward that of Padua. He distinguished
imself in the study of theology. In
1S.".8. when 2:' years of age he was
ordained a priest.
Until he was 31 he was employed
as a country curate. In 1867 he was
ppointed parish priest of Salzona.
There he worked faithfully for eight
years and won the attention of those
igher in authority by the tact and
devotion with which he discharged his
parish duties. He was made a canon
f the cathedral chancellor of the dio-
ese and the spiritual director of tha
ollege. Thereafter he became dean
of the chapter served in an interreg
num as vicar general and was appoint-
In 1882 he passed to the diocese of
Mantua where for two years he was
rector of the seminary. He attracted
the attention of Leo XIII who in 1S8I
created him bishop of that city. The
diocese was at that time in a condi-
tion of ferment.
On June 12 LS93 he was created a
cardinal and three days later patri-
arch of Venice. Disturbed conditions
due to atheistic agitation that had
long existed in Venice soon yielded to
the kindly but effective influence of
the new patriarch. As before he la-
bored and made sacrifices to better
the condition uf the very poor; 1
He encouraged the formation of co
operative societies and benevolent as-
sociations and interested himself in
the cause of the workingmen. It was
through his intervention that a serious
strike of cigar makers was brought
to a salisfactory conclusion.
When the patriarch left Venice to
attend the conclave called to elect the
head of the churc h the people hailed
him as the next pope. He remonstrat-
ed with them saying that such an
event was beyond the rare of possl-
In thu !.. 1... '. 1
....... v.u. m -vu.mw o nun uig-g
ed for the high office hut he put aside
those who proffered their support and
begged that they find another eandl
dates. But his words had a contrary
By United Press.
Washington Aug. 19.--The people
of Oklahoma Missouri and Arkansas
who travel on the ruilroads within
their respective states at the rate of
two cents a mile will continue to pay
thiee cents a mile for travel from one
state to the other. The railroads won
their fight against two cent intrastate
fares in a decision handed down by
the Interstate commission today.
The commission dismissed the com
plaint of the Oklahohma corporation
commission which demanded that the
three cent passenger fare between
Arkansas Missouri and Oklahoma be
educed to two cents making the lat
ter the intrastate rate.
In passing upon the case the com
mission held that the railroad com-
missions of the several states had not
produced evidence to prove that three
cent intrastate fares constitute an "un-
The commission conceded the right
of the states to order two cent intra
state fares but held that It was not
conclusive argument for lower intra-'
state charges because adlolnlne
Bt.Ues had two cent fares. The plain-
tiffs argued that three cent intrastate
rates were excessive.
By United Press.
Washington Aug. 19. Severn! sen
ators announced today that they would
vigorously oppose the nomination of
Attorney General McReynolds to be a
member of the supreme court to fill the
acancy caused by the death of Jus
it is believed however that the op
position will be futile. The adminis-
tration leaders are certain that they
can secure the confirmation of Mc
Reynolds. Thomas Gregory of Austin
Texas Is slated for atteorney general.
It was rumored at the White House
late yesterday that McReynolds would
be named to succeed Lurton.
Mr. Gregory is a special assistant at
torney general In charge of the gov-
ernment's Investigation of the New
Haven railroad. He is 53 years old
native of Mississippi and was ad
mitted to the Texas bar in 1S85. As
special counsel for the state of
exas he prosecuted many anti-trust
cases. He declined appointed as as-
istant attorney general of Texas In
S92 and later declined a federal dis-
Conditions at 8 a. m. reported by
Western Union Telegraph Co.i
Generally fair; no rain. '
Temperature 63 to 70
Generally -warm: no rain.
Temperature 74 to 80
(Copyright by McClure Sytidloat.)
Tonight and Thursudy partly cloudy.
Maximum . 78
Miuimum . 78
Alger Melton is Unanimously Sel-
ected as Head of the State
Democratic Committee to
Winner of Gubernatorial Nomina
tion and Nearest Rival Receive
Big 0 vatic in State Con-
vention Set for Sept. 8
Oklahoma City Aug. 19. At the
the first meeting of the new Demo
cratic state central committee held
here yesterday Alger Melton of Chick
asha was unanimously chosen as state
chairman to succeed Tom Harrill of
Wagoner. The name of the latter was
presented but he withdrew it before
it was seconded. Mr. Melton was the
campaign manager oi Judge R. L.
Dr. John W. Duke of Guthrie was
elected as vice chairman; S. K. Hoat-
ly of Mangum secretary and W. It.
Samuels of Vinita treasurer.
It was decided to hold the gtute con
vention for the ratification of nomina
tions and the adoption of a platform
on September 8 In Oklahoma City.
Precinct meetings will be held
throughout the state on August 29 for
for the purpose of electing delegates
to county conventions which will be
called for September G to name dele-
gates to the Btate convention.
The committee meeting wns entirely
harmonious from stun to flnfsh there
being no evidences of. differences
growing out of the primary fight.
Judge Williams the nominee for
governor and Judge J. B. A.. Robert-
son his nearest rival received tremen-
dous ovations when they spoke and
their brief addresses were followed by
prolonged applause. Judge William
spoke as follows:
"So one could appreciate the honor
conferred upou me by the I 'nioeracy
of this state more than I do. The as-
sembling of this committee and Its
harmonious action Is indicative of
Democratic success and harmony.
Harmonious co-operation will bring
about a Democratic victory this fall;
then by fidelity in the administration
of state affairs In the interest of the
people we can assure Democratic su-
premacy in this state for an Indefinite
"The rule of Democracy in this state
must mean happiness and prosperity
for the people. Our government must
be so strong and effective In Its ad-
ministration in the interest of the peo-
ple that every household and every in-
habitant will feel and realize that it
is administered In such a way as to
bring to them happiness and benefi-
"In the governor's office I shall car-
ry out every pledge I made to the peo-
ple; that is to bring about cruel econo-
my and rugged thrift in the adminis-
tration of state affairs and at the same
time conserve the great interests of
humanity. It shall be my purpose not
to be the governor of any faction but
to be a governor of a united party
whose mission shall be to bring a gov-
ernment of righteousness and benefi-
cence to the whole people."
In response to calls Judge Robertson
took the floor decla..ng that he had
no "sore spots" and speaking in part
"Ordinarily it is enough for a man
to furnish the corpse for the funeral
without being called up to deliver th
"But I am mighty glad to have this
opportunity of speaking to this new
committee ; am glad o see the en-
thusiasm that is manifested here this
morning in the discharge of your busi-
ness. I feel an Interest in any Demo-
cratic gathering and especially this
year in Oklahoma. I want to say to
you that I tried to make a good fight.
I wanted the nomination about as bad
as a man could want anything and I
am deeply grateful to the good and
loyal Democrats of the state for their
unswerving loyalty to my cause and I
recognized the fact all tjif jy riirnueH .
that somebody had to be beaten and
I unfortunately was one of them but
being a good Democrat I have no sore
I (CoutloutHl ua rag Two.1
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FIFTEEN, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 19, 1914, newspaper, August 19, 1914; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc728900/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.