The Oklahoma News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, October 15, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA NEWS—PAGE 3
MEN AT HOME
—WOMAN RTFUGKE SAYS
SHE SMUGGLED HER CHILDREN OUT OF KAISERLAND
BY ROBERT W. HOBBS.
(Copyright. 1917, Newspaper
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 15.—
Germany is starving.
Not the soldiers of Germany,
nor the prospective mothers of
Germany, but the women and old
men and children of Germany.
They starve slowly, and in
gradually growing want.
Women crying for Sood are
driven under the lash.
Children, thin, trembling, are
sent by the government to neu-
tral countries that they may
grow strong and in a few years
take their fathers’ places in the
army or bear more children that
the race may be reproduced and
the armies continued.
Word of these conditions Is
brought the U. S. by Mrs. George
B. Szadelski, wife of a quarter-
master sergeant in the U. S.
irmy now stationed in Honolulu,
from Germany, her home, and
where Szadelski married her.
For five months she has been
trying to Join him and is now
on the last lap of her Journey
between San Francisco and Hon-
Weekly Food Allowance.
Hero is tho weekly food allow-
ance of the German, as Mrs.
^S'/.Jdelski has known it:
w Three pounds of bread (very
soggy and heavy, made from a
mixture of grain and potato
flour and a sort of a green
turnip); one-half pound of meat;
one-tenth pound of butter, one-
fourth pound of sugar; four
to five pounds of potatoes.
In the winter one gets a half-
pound of kraut and a half-pound
of fresh vegetables a month. In
the summer more fresh vege-
These estimates are for the
country towns and districts.
The cities fare worse.
No Potatoes for Months.
Mrs. Szadelski 'has relatives
in Berlin, and heard from them
that there were months when no
/fotatoes appeared in the rood
Here Is her story of German
"All things are bought by
card, even clothing and shoes. If
I need a new suit or my little
boy needs new underwear, I must
go to tire officials and explain
the need and show them the
Pour Hot Water.
“When the people crowd up
too eagerly in the street, waiting
to get their small bit of food,
men come out with whips, or
pour hot water on them to make
“That is in my town, Mecklen-
burg, of 12,000. There we stand
waiting two hours or more in
rain or snow, nut in Berlin it
is worse, and men and women
*• wait in line all night.
1 “But there will be no revolu-
tion in Germany. He is foolish
who talks of it. There are no
men to revolt. ,
No Men at Home.
Thruout Germany, except in
I he munition factories where men
work with the same duty and
supervision as in the army at
the front, there are no men. only
ihe old men over 50 who are the
civil magistrates and the doctors
Rnd for home defense and the
young boys under 15. There
can he no revolution with such
“And in the army there is no
chance for the development of a
great democratic leader, for the
army is officered hv the Prus-
sians, or by men of rank, and
no common man with democratic
beliefs, no matter how greet his
capacity fot leadership, could
ever achieve it in a way to make
him later a great popular leader
in a revolt.
"No there is no revolution in
sight but the women wait in de-
spair and whisper together.
Mrs. George B. Szadelski and
her three children who got out
of Germany in a roundabout way
to join the husband and father,
a U. S. regular, in the Philip-
pines. The children, left to
right: Alexandria, 9, Alfons, 13,
and Wanda, 14.
“Wait till our men come back”
and it may be that after the war
some man may achieve a great
leadership in politics or business,
when the women will cease to
whisper and the men, trained for
years by the kaiser to hardship
ami to follow leadership, can
mass behind this new leader.
When that time comes, look out
for the new Germany, a demo-
“Yet there is bitter feeling
against America. 1 would be
sorry for any American soldier
that falls into the hands of the
Germans, either the soldiers or
the people. This is because the
newspapers talk always of the
evil ooing of America—and the
people believe what they read.
They began to hate America long
ago. when they heard it waa
When its tender little orprnns
are bound up with a congestion
of stomach waste in the bowel j,
Ha by is a mighty uncomfort-
able morsel of humanity, and
reflects its discomfort in its
disposition. If Mother will just
Mive it a tiny flose of a mild
laxative, such as l»r. (’aidwell's
Syrup Pepsin, the congestion
will quickly loosen and be ex-
pelled. and lier child be normal
and happy once more.
l>r. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is
especially desirable for children,
because it contains no opiate or
narcotic drug;, being a com bin-
a«iu»i of simple laxative herbs
with pepsin mild and gentle in
action, positive in effect, and
very palatable. Children liko it
and take it readily. Druggists
sell Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
for fifty cents a bottle; a trial
bottle, free of charge, can be
obtained by writing to Dr. W. H.
CaJdwell. 4 f* *» Washington St.,
Montioelio. Illinois, for whom
this advertisement is published.
We used to
By the cord.
And take inhales
That would keep
An observation balloon
Up for a week.
We didn’t smoke
Cigars because the
Fellas we knew
Didn’t smoke 'em—
Anyhow, the guys
Who writes the
Cigaret ads don’t
Know what George
Noted for, because
There ain’t a
Cigaret living that
Will help a
Fella one inch—
Well, tho “tacks"
To pound us
So we benched
'Km and purchased
A pipe and we’ve
Been trying to
Smoke it for
if you want to
Stop the smoko
Solos, don’t' take
Any anti tobacco
Take it from
Us Buddy, the
Only way to
Is to buy
TOO BLIND MEN ARE
KILLED BY TROLLEY
Special to The Yrir*.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 15.—
A party of f've blind men were
struck by a street car at 1:45
a. m., while on their way home.
Two were instantly killed and
a third hurt, but will recover.
Th. five became confused on
the street car track, but two
leaped to safety and the three
others were hit.
All were employed at the Wis-
consin Workshop for the Blind.
POSITIVELY Um best rem-
edy for that dread disease
Eczema. Also Itch, Barber’*
litch, P' igworm, Toe Itch,
Sweaty, Galded or Bad Smell-
ing Feet. Price $1.0*.
REMEDY and hair tonic ab-
solutely REMOVES the Dan-
druff, prevent* the hair falling
out, alto stop* all itching on
first application. Price $1.00.
SALVE has no equal for old
sores, carbuncles, Inflamation
of any kind, etc. Price 50
/ TEED OR MONEY
The aim articles far sale ht all
first class Drwnrtsta.
TIE NANKIN REMEDY CO.
•UOtaa CUr. J, A.
TABLETS AND PILLS
A class of small children was
told by the teacher to bring tab-
lets to school.
Next morning the smallest girl
in the class gave the teacher s
tiny sugar-coated sphere and ex-
"We didn't have any tablets at
home, so I brought you a pill."
CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL,
Who Sprat Thrre Months la Russia
With the Official Americas
The Winter Falace, where the
American commission was lodged
while in Fetrograd, Is s vast,
gorgeous warren, an endless
heaping up of one suite of apart-
ments after another.
These differ in barbaric and
lunatic extravagance exactly In
accordance with the rank of the
parasites that occupied them.
The grandest thing of all, of
course, was the suite occupied by
the czar. This was at the top of
the pyramid of glory aud in-
Long Line of Waiters.
Then there came the apart-
ments of those who waited upon
the chief lunatics.
Next were the apartments of
those who waited upon those
who waited upon the chief luna-
Next were the apartments of
those who waited upon those
who waited—and so on down the
line. It seemed that the gentle-
man that handed the soup spoon
to his imperial joblots had to
have two persons to wait upon
him, and these two bad to have
lour to wait upon them, until
the whole colossal pile, stretch-
ing along the Neva so far that
the eye wearied of trying to fol-
low it, was fjlled with persons
handing soup spoons to one an-
other and drawing the taxpayers'
From Gold to Steel.
In the czar's suite there was
gold plate ou the table, in the
next circle of the madhouse the
table service was silver and when
you got down to the lower strata,
where the 47th brigade of para-
sites waited upon the 46th, I
judge these inferior persons had
to content themselves with steel
knives and forks.
I don’t know anything that
gives a better idea of the stupid-
ity of all this than the fact that
there were three ballrooms, of
different sizes to suit different
occasions. The largest has at
last been put to some rational
use. It now contains about 1000
beds and is used as a hospital.
Some of the walls used to be
adorned with great red velvet
panels upon which were hung
huudrds of gold and silver pla-
ques, the gifts of Russian towns
and cities whereby they tcsti"ed
to their loyalty to their kind,
loving master and their gratitude
to him for riding and robbing
j them. I am pleased to say all
' these have now been removed to
the national treasury where they
are to be used to help defray the
In the center of the Nava front
of the palace is the stupendous
main-squeeze entrance, a triple
archway with really wonderful
gates made of hammered metal
and costing fabulous sums. This
leads to the chief marvel of the
palace, which is the great stair-
case of wide steps in three
flights, in an imposing hall of
entry, the whole thing, steps,
balustrade and walls being done
in the finest Italian marble, in-
tricately carved. Millions of dol-
lars were poured out upon this
wild exuberance of imperial
waste. I suppose there is noth-
ing like it in the world. I hope
At the time it was built there
was not a public school in Rus-
sia and only one inhabitant in 95
I counted five thrones in the
rooms shown us.
There is an imperial chapel in
the palace, done thruout in costly
colored marbles and having doors
of elaborate design exquisitely
done in metal. The czar had his
own private entrance to this, thru
still more wonderful doors and
a long corridor hung with costly
He is a religious person and
used to worship regularly and
with ardor. It would be inter-
esting to know if when he was
saying his prayers he had any
vision of the 5000 men, women
and children shot to death at his
orders before the windows of that
very palace or of the thousands
of other men and women that
he had sent to the indescribable
horrors of northern Siberia.
If lie had anil eould still pray
he must be the maddest of all
the man inhabitants of his
magnificent mad house.
POUR IN FROM
What do you think of the
phone service—Is it good/ bad or
This waa the question The
Nows asked its readers.
Here are some of tho replies:
Kindly add my name to the
telephone “growlers” IV,t. I
never like to be coniin >usly
complaining to any company
about poor service, but I must
say that something is radically
wrong with tho local telephone
company, if other subscribers
have to contend with what we
are compelled to endure.
When our phone was first in-
stalled, about one year ago, we
were under tho impression that
the “kinks” would soon be
taken out of the wire, but It]as this. REMEDY: better wagest
gets wurse Instead. In fact,; for the operators. Without them
there would be no telephone.
Why not pay them what they
Please withhold my name, as
it might make trouble for the
if the wire is anything like
what my wlie Imagines it to be.
I'm sure the government would
"draft” It for entanglement pur-
poses. Our friends usually have
to call supervisor before they
are connected with us.
J. W. REF,I).
Pres U. S. Vol. Lifo Saving C
OPERATOR’S MOTHER WRITES
Editor N< "s:
While 1 h.i.a no pnone 1 have
a daughter who has worked for
the phone company as a long-
distance operator for seven
months -her wages now are
about J20 every two weeks of
She works eight hours per day
with four hours off. making in
all 12 hours and two going to!
and from work 14 hours In
all. Her expenses ure: meals at |
telephone cafe, 40 cents per day; i
car fare, 20c per day; total, 60c I
which leaves 48 cents per day
for clothes and breakfast and i
10 o'clock lunch which she oats!
when she comes homo at night. |
How can the public expect set -i
vlco with such hours and wages
1 wish to state that I find
no particular fault with long-
distance service, but the service
on local calls, in my judgment,
is very bad. My ofrico and
residence phones are both Maple
numbers and when I try to get
a Walnut number, I nm given
the wrong number at least half
of the time, and often my tele-
phone. rings when the calling
party is not nsking my number
at all. It may he the company
is doing the host it can, hut
If so. the best is i>oor Indeed.
A. E PE \RSON, Lawyer.
Wall Paper sad Paints—low-
est prices. Boston Wilson.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Alway s bears
"Will Yoy Take My Word For ItT
William L. Tucker, Mgr.
DREAMLAND THEATER Says:
"At the Dreamland theater today
we are presentinir one of those
famous THIANQDK pictures, the
first brand of pictures that ever
brought the |2 admission price in
"Tho picture is entitled ‘They***
Off,* starring Enid Bennett. it
dealn with horse racing, dear Old
Dixie land, a man. a girl and a
"It is a grand picturs, new,
clean, beautiful, first-run; so much
better than tu« ordinary picture
that you cannot afford to miss It,
and It i« a real pleasure to recom-
mend this picture to Oklahoma
".See ‘They’re Off* Monday for th*
Tuesday and Wednesday wq
will offer another Triangle fea.
iui*\ “Th* Idolaters,* starring th%
dangerously during queen of th*
screen, Louise (Jlaum. Never be-
fore shown here.
"Triangle features are now pra
Rented exclusively at the Dream
land. Triangle features will b«
shown seven days a week a<
Dreamland, starting November X?
Coming. “Lea Miserable*."
MOVERS OF HOUSEHOLD
“Bobby, what do you think
of your new sister, anyway?’
queried a little neighbor gin
“I fink," said Bobby, tug-
sing at one corner of his mouth,
’I fink maybe I’d rutlier have
a dog or else have her ’squeal-
ler’ cut off.”
Paul Bolo Pasha's adventures
in the realm of high spy. finance
and his activities in attempts to
debauch the American and
French press are the subjects
of investigations conducted in
Paris by French military au-
thorities and In New ^ ork b)
Atty. Gen. M. 'E. Lewis. |
It has been shown that Bolo j
mingled with wealthy and^ influ- ■
ential Americans nnd French-
men. spreading about him seeds
of pacificism and pro-German-
The existence of a German
corruption fund of almost in-
credible proportions, employed
by Bernstorff and ills associates,
has been revealed. Bolo will he
tried for his life by a French
HARRY B. HUNT.
Washington, Oct. 15.—Now
that all the national guard has
been taken over into the federal
service, what are the states to
do for an armed force to quell
disorders within state boundar-
This question lias be^n put up
to <he war department by several
states within the past month.
The answer has been simple:
“Organize a new- rational
Each state may organize its
new guard exactly as tho it
never had previously raised one.
When the old national guard
units were taken into the federal
service they ceased to he national
guardsmen. The whole national
guard force was wiped out clean,
hut there remained the authori-
zation of 800 men for each mem-
ber of congress.
Any man who enlists, however,
of draft age and subsequently j
railed, will have to respond. In i
fact, the new national guard
would he subject to draft
bodily, as was the old guard.
4 Most Important and
of New Fashions in Gowns,
Furs, Coats, Suits
Frocks, Millinery, Etc.
Afternoon, Dancing and
October 23 fk
Evening Gowns of Punne Velvet. Fur
Trimmed, Georgette Crepe with Beaded
Trim, Chiffon, Silver Cloth, Ctystal Bead-
ed and Embroidered Nets, also Brocades.
Dancing Frocks for the Misses in somi-
high-waisted effects in Taffeta combined
with Net and Silver Laces in the most
wonderful high shades. Afternoon Gowns,
many copies of French models in Georgette
Crepes. Soft Satins, Velvets, featuring clever
combinations of materials, hand-embroidered
in silk and metallic effects. rich. Bro-
cades and self-trim med—
Evening Gowns, $69.75 to $450
Dancing Frocks, $19.95 to $75
Afternoon Gowns, $24.95
Finer Ones, $42.50 to $225
The new Coats, light weight but warm,
richly textured fabrics. Pompon, Bolivia
Llama Cloth, Baffin Seal and textures of
Plush, Silk and Wool Vtlour. M.-ny models
to wear with furs. Others richly .rimmed
In fur. All the new shades. Prices range
$41.75 to $125.00.
A from $10.05 to $35.1
* Finer Coats, $41.
Most Wonderful Showing of New Furs
SAYS TURKISH ARMY
EATS ALL DECENT FOOD
ftp I nited Pyre*.
An Atlantic. Port, Oct. 15,—
The international situation in
Turkey is desperate, declared
Dr. Otis A. Glazebrook, Ameri-
can consul at Jerusalem, on his
arrival from an English port.
“All the decent food still left
In Turkey,” Dr. Glazebrook
said, “is sent to tho army. The
people are virtually starving."
Dr. Glazebrook said the Turks
have a strong and well equipped
army of 100,000 men barring
the advance of the British be-
tween Jaffa and Jerusalem.
MANY VISIT SUNBEAM
HOME FOR RECEPTION
-Is Ideal for the-
Complexion and Skin
Because So Delicately Medicated
Sunbeam Orphans Home
board reception at the home,
22ril-st, was attended by over
Golden-rod • and autumn leaves
decorated. Receiving in the hull
were President Mrs, Kay W.
Dawson and Mines. A Morrison.
R. K. L. Hitt and Miss Mol lie
Cherry, assisted by Mrs. M. A.
Morrison, superintendent of the
home. Assisting in entertaining
was a committee comprised of
board members. Presiding in
the kitchen were Mmes. Seymour
Herman, F. A. Dodds and Miss
Elizabeth Boyd and Mrs. Wright,
On the second floor were
members of the child welfare
committee, Mmes. 1. 1*. Hopper,
Charles Dur, S. M. Flragg, O. G.
Parrish, and assistant matron
Miss Casey. Mrs. M. A. Dyer
and Mrs. T. H. Rogers were at
the registration table, and Mrs.
R. A. Masterson served punch.
Songs were furbished l>y the
FOR OLDER EARS
i Briggs: What do you think
| of ihe dastardly pirates sinking
| hospital ships filled with wound-
led men and helpless women?
Diggs: Think of them’ Why,
rthey’re the—< suddenly discover-
ing small daughter's presence) er
I —come out in the garden, old
This is the second in a series of articles to acquaint the public with the great Grand
Opera venture. The Chicago Grand Opera Co. has been guaranteed $25,000.00 by
public spirited men for two performances of grand opera in this city on Oct. 22 and
23. The Stock Show Build ng was the only house of adequate size for an event
of this magnitude. Therefore the guarantors at an expense of $5,000.00 are convert-
ing this big building into a splendid auditorium v/ith raised floor and fine rtage. The
stage dimensions are 80x55 with the most modern and fin« equipment of any house
in the southwest. The house, seating 4,286, is now being fitted with opera chairs,
which are permanently and substantially placed. A force of 100 ushers are now in
training for the Grand Opera event. Every seat in the house is reserved With effi-
cient usher service, no possible error can arise in seating the big audience. An en-
tire fire company will be stationed in the house the nights ot the opera. Twenty po-
lice officers will be in attendance. The house will be brilliantly lighted. The slogan of
the committee for this great Grand Opera event is Safety, Service, Satisfaction.
Signed: J. M BASS, E. M. SNEDEKER,
M. D. SCOTT. JOHN A. BROWN, D. M. WITT,
Grand Opera Publicity Committee-
OCTOBER 13—CASH IN BANK $15,297 00.
Owing to the large outof-tov.n orders, the seats are fast being depleted. The committee urges local patrons
to purchase seats at once, while satisfactory reservations are still procurable.
Seats On Sale Week Days at Frederickson-Kroh Co.
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