The Oklahoma News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 268, Ed. 1 Monday, August 6, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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WITH PLEA NOW
Opining what he termed “a
campaign for clean politics and
good citizenship," A1 Jennings,
ex-traln-robber, third man In
1914 gubernatorial race, and
present evangelist, addressed a
crowd o£»-~approximately 3500
in the Auditorium, Sunday
Jennings began with the decla-
% , ration that he is not now a
candidate for governor.
"I am truly sincere in this
revival,” he told a News re-
porter afterward. "I am not
campaigning. I may change my
mind later on, tho.”
His talk, a plea to give the
returned convict a chance, was
a curious mixture of pathos,
religion, and here end there a
taint injection of political thun-
After describing the horrors
of the Ohio state pen, where
men were ''beaten till they
screamed like panthers,” Jen-
nings' related how he attempted
to escape "because of the en-
Then with sarcasm-—' Do you
think any boy would go thru for
just to come back and run for
governor? Dut it might be an
The revivalist said he hadn’t
intended starting his meetings
so soon, till he saw how bad
conditions were here.
"I’m fighting for a higher
’ cause than the governorship,”
Of Idle In Pen.
Most of his talk was woven
about his life in the Ohio pei,,
where a man caught in briuie
the third time, is doomed to a
continued existence in jail. Dick
Price, O. Henry's “Alias Jimmy
Valehtine” was his example of
the victim of conditions.
Jennings told how he had
smuggled letters out to the lit-
tle convict’s mother, and how
when he (Jennings) attempted
to escape, and was caught. Price
took the blame for inveigling
him into it.
The habitual criminal, shouted
Jennings, is any man who con-
stantly breaks the law—whether
he is caught or not.
‘‘Why if they jail every habit-
ual criminal it would depopulate
"The man who turns in an
Incorrect tax valuation is a per-
jurer—a criminal!” he declared.
Explaining why he had be-
come a minister, he asserted
that he desired to conduct his
revivals to help sinners, but
found he couldn’t travel on half
fare unless hd was ordained.
"But I got cheated when I
came from California here,” he
laughed, “it was interstate, ana
I didn’t get the reduction!”
Revivals will start at 7 p.
m.. the Auditorium, the rest of
For the Germans
-THE OKLAHOMA NEWS—PAGE 3-
BABY SON CAUSE OF
By Unitnl Press.
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. (i.—-A baby
sun in New York may have been
a contributing cause of the sui-
cide of "Dr. Samuel Ackerman.”
the optician, who successfully
posted for many years as a
Fred Harms, city painter,
who worked with "Dr. Acker-
man” when the latter for a
time was at the city fileration
plant, here, declared today he be-
lieved Ackerman had a son.
"Samuel carried a picture of
the child constantly,” Harms
said. "He wrote letters to New
York and sent money for the
care of the child. ‘‘Sammy’
cried for two days when he re-
ceived a letter stating that if
a board bill of the baby’s was
not paid the child would be sent
to an orphan asylum.”
Police today sold "Dr. Ack-
erman's” fear of Ijeing discov-
ered thru the army’s physical
examination or as a slacker
migbf have been heightened by
the fear that as a woman again
she would he unable to support
Latest Curves in Fish Tales
Rev. Irwin St. John Tucket.
Socialist revlvaiist, who begins
a week's series of addresses in
Capitol Hill Monday night, de-
clared Monday that his re-
ported. characterization of Presi-
dent Wilson as a "black traitor”
was a misquotation.
What Tucker really did say,
ho says now, was that there was
black treason in Europe thut
was trying to Influence Wllsou
and It was up to the American
i people to see that he was not so
I Influenced, or America involved
•in the war blindfolded.
"Half the world today is in
the condition of a pig ap'. Civ-
ilization has been a failure. For
years the clergy has been using
worn out phrases and prayers
without end. The Church must
now either put up or shut up.”
These were a few of tho terse
sentences Tucker hurled at his
audience in St. Paul's Church
(toil 'Central Eneiflr.
"The universe is held to-
gether,” continued the speaker,
“by a great central energy,
which we term God. God is a
worker, ever creating, ever
forming. For man to be in the
image of God, he must create
useful and beautiful things
after God’s pattern.”
"There are three kinds of peo-
ple on this earth, producers,
consumers and destroyers. The
consumer and the destroyer
must be done away with. We
must not deal with the destroy-
ers themselves, hut must make
jtt impossible to destroy by elim-
inating the class.”
“Civilization has not lived up
to its task. There are children
in this world who live in cellars
where the sun never shines, and
others that can not even draw
the likeness of a tree, having
never seen one. God meant that
life should he as happy and
beautiful as flesh could possibly
“But the great fire has at
last been kindled in the world.
Every nation that has been
I touched by It, has had to make
; itself over, and thus will we.
“Three things must be ac-
complished to cure the world;
everyone who is not a worker
| must be eliminated from the
I scheme of thii gs; each worker
I must help make life more beau-
_ jtlful and wonderful; the men of
jail nations must get on a com-
Spccial to Tnc \>ir*. | mon ground."
Chickasha, Okla., Aug. 6. —A, Tucker will speak during the
I constant stream of orders is keep-1 remainder of the week at the
' ing the watermelon market iCapitol Hilt encampment every
j high in this section of Okla-'night at 8:00 p. m. Next Sun-
| lioma. Terral, Rush Springs and ;,iav tle will again be at St.
i Agawam are furnishing Paul's.
largest quantities, at prices I---
ranging from $215 to $2G5 a car, j
from 18 to 27-pound averages. j
One hundred nineteen cars of J
PRICE IS HIGH
KAISER CASE NOW UP
TO CHICAGO CHILDREN
By United Press.
Chicago, Aug 6—The pleas-
ure of eliminating the kaiser
from public school spellers has
been left to tho children. The
spellers, which was prepared by
a writer of German extraction,
contains no reference to any in-
dividual either foreign or Ameri-
can. other than Wilhelm.
Mayor Thompson’s school
board has decreed the speller
must be taught intact.
30 PER CENT, CHICAGO
By I mini Press.
Chicago, Aug. 6.—Acceptances
for the new national army are
running about 80 per eeiit in
Chicago, it was announced to-
day. Thirty per cent of those
ordered for examination arp be-
ing rejected for physical detects
and 40 por cent are claiming
SECTION TO FRONT
By United Press.
Paris, Aug. fi Section 32 of
the American Ambulance Corps,
commanded by K. Vosburk of
Azusu, (’ala., has departed for
tho front. The entire section
was outfitted by tho New York
300 IN "OVERALLS TO
DO ELECTRIC WORK
Bp f nited Press.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6 Three
hundred women, clad in gray
blue overalls and caps to match,
will go to work for the General
Electric Company here Tuesday.
3 KILLED IN “L” CRASH
By United Pres).
Milwaukee, Win.. Aug. fi. —
Three persons were killed and
three Injured when two pussen-
tralns on tho Milwaukee road
elevated yards, collided.
BEGINS I FEE!
PINCH BE DRAFT
By l nited Press.
Chicago, Aug. fi. Big busi-
ness— of which Illinois is gen-
erally representative—is begin-
ning to feel the pinch of the
From scores of fuctories.
meat packers and big corpora-
tions thruout the state, today
! came letters to the Illinois
I Council of Defense, urging that
women be engaged to fill places
of men, drawn for war service.
H. E. Wolf, assistant man-
ager of the Yellow-Shuw Taxi-
cab Company, which operates
800 cabs and employes more
than 2000 mechanics und chauf-
feurs, has already soundel a
call for women chauffeurs.
Applications have been re-
ceived from 200 women -"most
all of whom are retired"—savs
"They learned to run cars
because their husbands owned
one." ho said, in explanation.
Wolf says his company will start
training women within two
weeks. Ho figures thnt the draft
will tnko 60 per cent of his
Getters received were in most
cases answer to queries from
the women's committee of the
defense council. Mrs. W. S.
Hoffernn, Chicago, Is ehairmun.
Meat packers said they would
replace drafted men in the of-
fices with women, and In tha
meat department women would
be used to replace meat trim-
mers and sausage workers.
A hardware firm --rote that
It would be aole to use 15 girts
as coremakers. Millinery estab-
lishments, where thousands of
women are already employed,
stated they would fill stock
room jobs with women, to re-
leaso men for war or more
strenuous kinds of work. A
plow company down state, de-
clared that it would probably
be able to use a score of wom-
en In about B0 days.
While many women will bn
called on to fill “war” jobs, tha
groat majority of the positions
they will fill will be clerical
ones. Men, now employed, as
dorks and bookkeepers, it is
believed, will he shifted to the
factories or to Jobs where physi-
cal labor Is required and tha
women substituted for them in
Farmers urged the council not
to send them any more unskilled
farm laborers, as they hamper
work. They wonld rather work
longer hours, they said, and do
the work themselves.
Try Our Famous
ICE CRKAM SODAS, MII.K
Our drinks nre no different.
In rlenir. well shined glosses.
“THE TASTE TKLI.fi"
lit West Mala Street.
Far Disease* of the Feet Taa
Dr. J. F. Kellogg
THE FOOT SPECIAI.IST
Those M, SOT. .lie Coleord Bldg.
O. K. SHOE HOSPITAL
RHONE WAI.M’T MMW
Work rolled For and
CANT FOOL WOMEN ON
HAT SALE BUSINESS
Special to The Ann*.
Chicago, Aug. 8.—"Any hat
in the window $1,” read a sign
In Samuel Bezark’s hat empori-
um, say Mrs. Olga M. Hirsch
and Emma A. Anderson.
They went in. •
“Oil, no, that one’s $1.99,”
the salesgirl said, when they se-
lected one on display.
The women had Uezark ar-
rested, the first arrest under
the new "deceptive advertise-
Special to The Xcirt.
Reno, Nev., Aug. 6.—There
are sa many curves in the Hum-
boldt river of Nevado that South-
ern Pacific railroad officials
claim the fish become dazed and
fall easy prey to nets of the
The river, while only
miles long, is so cicoked that I
DOES FLORIDA WOMAN
melons have been shipped from , .-
Oklahoma, up to this week. i _.
While car shortage in some; „ ?,nl to l''/ *c‘™- „
southern states has interfer' d ! Moore Haven, I la., Aug. 6.
with shipments, Oklahoma rail- j George J Horwitz of Phil-
roads and growers have guardedadelphia, operator of a .,000-
against one by loading the a(re, everglades^ farm, has re-
melons In five tiers to the car jf,lse^ unanimous nomination
as against three and four, th*»l°* ^16 e*'yctors °f Horldas first
j equal suf. rago city to bo its first
VVOBJtQUARAN TE.FO '
SuccessTah ors & Cl eamers
WE CALL . i WE DELIVER
WAL.677I . 1I.S.HUDS0N
Established & years ■ ...
eight | CUTh®’ Cemellt ,district will
the railway has been obliged to
mayor, advancing as her reason
gin shipping melons this week. *,lat she believe a worn-,
_________ an should hold such a rcSpon-
ffiSU nn ;‘V » WINS BOM DAMAGES „,j
At 33 different points the: Following litigation since i election lias not been accepted
river flows within 150 feet of j 1915. Daisy Overholser won a j by the electors, and at town!
itself, the current moving in .sinoo damage suit against the ! meeting it was decided to elect j
opposite directions at these j Oklahoma Railway, in El Reno j her in spite of her announce;
MOV ERS OF HOUSEHOLD
litis fact docs not make them pure nncl is noth-
ing more or less than advertising data. Simply
filtering hydrant water doe’s not take out the
impurities and the danger lurks there just the
At my fountains—all the time—
I Serve Only
Really Pure Deep
T know it is pure because T have the analysis
of it on file. Your children’s health and your
health is safe at my soda fountains.
ROBT. M. SCOTT
500 West Grand Ave. 321 West Main St.
SOCIETY GIRL KILLED
BY SKIDDING AUTO
By United Jfrcss.
San Angelo, Texas, Aug. 6.
Miss Ora Mackin, San Angelo
society girl, was killed instantly
when the automobile which she
was driving, skidded, pitching
her headlong against the pave-
ment breaking her neck.
By United Press.
Paris, Aug. 6.—Section nine
of the American field ambul-
ance corps was today cited in
orders of the day and Us mem-
bers officially awarded war
crosses for ”27
hours duty in
WED AFTER APRIL 6,
MUST GO TO WAR
By United Press.
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. fi. —The
changed temper of the local
draft boards was seen today in
action taken on Daniel E. Sad-
consecutive *er’s exemption claim. Sadler
evacuating hun- waB peremptorily certified for
wounded from ad- army service, tho married. He
IN 9 OUT of 11
SUED BY MEDIUM.
Plainfield. N. Y.—Emorv Van
Vump. fined $50 and costs by
a rural justice for speeding, had
a friend in San Domingo buy for
was married after April fi, the
1 date of the declaration of war
him in the San Dominican lottery
tlis ticket corresponding to the
mt.btr of his automobile. The
cable tolls, friend's commission
I- , lottery ticket cost a total of
$85. V.-n Vump won a prize,
but Is r. 'W be ng sued by the
medium who ah' ised the ‘ -heme
for half of tha $10 bis i.eket
GET NEW KIDNEYS
The kidneys are the most over-
worked organs of the human body,
and when they fail in their work
of fUterins; out and throwing off
the poison* developed in the sys-
tem, things begin to happen.
One of the first warnings is
pain or stiffness in the lower part
of the back; loss of appetite; in-
digestion, irritation or even stone
in the bladder. These symptoms
indicate a condition that may lead
to that dreaded and fatal malady.
Bright's disease, for which there
is said to be no cure.
You can almost certainty find
immediate relief in GOLD MEDAL
Haarlem Oil Capsules. For more
than 200 years this famous prepa-
ration has been an unfailing rem-
edy for all kidney, bladder and
urinary troubles. Get it at any
drug store, and if it does not give
you almost immediate relief your
money will be refunded He sure
you ge* the GOLD MEDAL brand
None other genuine. In boxes
SEEK COAL HEARING
By United Press.
Chicago, Aug. 6.—Charging
that coal prices are exorbitant,
the utilities bureaus of Chicago
and Philadelphia today sent
a memorial to the federal trade
commission asking an early pub-
lic hearing and "establishment
of a reasonable price.”
LOSE 3 SUBS MONTHLY
By United Press.
Copenhagen, Aug. G.—Between
February and August an aver-
age ot 'slightly more” than
three submarines were lost each
month, fn official statement
from 1 in .eceived 'pr» to-
day stated. Agains, ,.ese »ar
losses, many more submarines
were built, the statement said.
MICHIGAN STRIKE Ox V
By United Press.
Ironwood, Mich., Aug. 6. —
The strike of miners in the
Gogebic range was called off to-
day and all strikers urged to re-
turn to work. None of the
strikers demands was granted.
PERHAPS SHE MEANT IT
• Millie Joms had been giving
his teacher a good deal of trou-
ble that morning. At the close
of tho first study period she !
"Now- we will take up the sub-
ject of natural history, and you
may name hi rotation some of
the ibw-r animals, starting with
Wilke Jones.”— Ladies' Home
From player to "fan” Fatimas are the
champion. At the ball parks in 9 out of the
11 Big League cities, Fatima’s sales are
considerably ahead of any*other high-grade
These men like Fatima’s fine flavor. They
like the comfort to throat nnd tongue. But
most of all they are glad it is not necessary to
"keep score” on the number of Fatimas they
Fatimas are so sensible that you, too, will
stick to them.
This Coffee Makes the Whis-
tle Doubly Welcome
If there’s one time more than an-
other when R. !B. M. Coffee delights
the palate and exhilarates the system
it is at noon after a hard morning's
To many a workman the noon
whistle means R. I!. .M. and he awaits
it eagerly. A cheering cup of this
thoroughly roasted beverage puts him
in trim for the rest of the day.
R. 1>. M. costs less than many, is
better than any. You’ll learn to like
it, cup by cup.
Ridenour-Baker Mercantile Co.
Ryeps hfjS Cleaners
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Parker, G. B. The Oklahoma News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 268, Ed. 1 Monday, August 6, 1917, newspaper, August 6, 1917; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc860090/m1/3/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.