The Capitol Hill News (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, November 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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Editorial Policy: Abolishr
representation based on countic
delegates selected at primaries.
meat of water power and irrigation lacilities.
ucts in lieu of the present state law school.
VOL. 15. NO. 5. $1.00 Per Year. Weekly at Oklahoma, Okla
FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 1917.
Amos L. Wilson. Editor and Publisher. 14 1-2 N. Harvey
NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION.
The school hoard is now making preparations looking
to an enlargement of school building extensions. They have
appointed a committee to look into certain features of the
proposed undertaking and the building possibilities is one
of tlie things this committee is to look up.
Capitol Hill sorely needs a high school building. We
need the gymnasium, the swimming pool, attendant bath
rooms and reading rooms attending such an institution.
Let us talk this thing up while it is a possibility.
ME ME WiS
KILLED IN FRANCE
FIRST ENGAGEMENT OF OUR
TROOPS WITH THE
SMALL PARTY OUT NUMBERED
EAST CAPITOL HILL.
The Fern Leaf Embroidery Club
met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs.
Bright, 1700 S. Central.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tave sold then-
home 427 E. Nelson. The neighbors
are very sorry to lose them.
Mrs. Alex Slimp’s celebrated hal-
lowe'en with a taffy pulling. Friends
were invited and all had a fine time.
Miss Elva Brown, South 26th and
Santa Fe is staying with her aunt,
Mrs. G. A. Brown, 420 E. Wadsworth.
Miss Francis Franklin of Miami,
visited Saturday and Sunday, with
her sister, Mrs. Blythe, 315 E. Pearl
Mrs. Litteral spent Wednesday with
Mrs. A. G. Camp, 400 E. Wadsworth.
Mrs. McCallister went to "Wichita,
Kansas, Wednesday morning.
Ethel Le Compte, who was visiting
her aunt, Mrs. Le Compte, 511 E.
C’atalpa, returned home to her grand
Mrs. De Barr and husband of Kan-
sas have been visiting her sister, Mrs.
C. Moore, 214 East “D" Avenue.
Mr. Crandall has had his car stolen.
Mr. Philip Richer, 214 East "D” has
been very ill. He is now concalesc-
Mrs. Wickens, 300 East C avenue
has bought her a home on West Chick-
Mrs. Heckeman of East "E” street
has her mother as her guest from
Mrs! McCaffery, 2609 S. Central is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Wilcox, in the
country this whek.
Mrs. Tague, Stiles and B, is still
very ill with pneumonia.
Rev. John Scott Johnson, 2509 S.
Central, has his mother from Little-
burg, Virginia, as his guest.
Mrs, Stanley, 217 East “B" avenue,
is entertaining her sister, Miss Hazel
Toyer, from South McAlester.
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Black, 600 East
Poplar, were called out of the city on
account of the death of his cousin.
The B. Y. P. U. of the Baptist
church went to Mnstang in cars
Tuesday night to attend Mr. Curb’s
Mrs. Will Noonan, 421 E. Poplar,
was called out of the city, due to the
illness of her father.
The Stith family have moved from
Mr. and Mrs. B. Jenkins bought
their home on East Eldet.
The peopleof Capitol Hill send their
deepest sympathies to the sad parents
who lost their son i^wis Mayhew.
Lewis was in the 8th grade. He went
to Wheeler School. He took very ill
Friday morning with pneumonia and
went to rest Saturday.
The Christian Endeavor of the
Presbyterian church held a hallowe’en
party Wednesday at the home of
Grace and Lillie Blevins. Hallowe’en
refreshments were served. All report-
ed a very good time.
We were all very sorry to hear of
the death of oneof our Capitol Hill
Cityans, Cole Miller. He was in Den-
ver, Colo., ill with tuberculosis. His
remains will be sent to Elk City for
Miss Fox from Texas is staying
w,.her grandmother, Mrs. Morrom,
321 East "A” street. Miss Fix is tak-
ing a business course at Hill’s busi-
Mrs. Peterson is visiting here from
THE OLD WAY
THE NEW WAY
THE TRUE WAY
HEAVEN ON EARTH
"THY KINGDOM COME.”
we get to this Heaven on earth? What |
is the road to it?” For six thousand j
years we have traveled the road called j
competition—the wrong road. Politic-
ally men have co-operated with each
other for their mutual protection .
against the outsider. Industrially they I
have waged a war of extermination j
against each other, every one trying
to get as much out of the earnings of
his neighbor as possible. Every bust- ]
ness transaction is a battle between
buyer and seller for the earnings of j
As some har« always been shrewd-
er, more unscrupulous than others
this war of competition could only re-
sult in wealth for the few and poverty j
for the many—the so-called “survival
of the fittest,” with all its attendant I
evils, heartaches, crimes and lmmor
alities of every description.
(To Be Continued.)
P. S.—If there are any who wish to
have this advertisement enlarged,
send your contribution to “A,” care
Capitol Hill News, N. Harvey.
MILLIONAIRE STILL WUHKS
And Separated From Its Support.—
Fierce Fight Results In Defeat
With 3 Dead, 5 Wounded and
Washington.—Germany has won its
first fight with the soldiers of the
United States in a fierce encounter
In a front-line salient in northeastern
The first American blood spilled in
actual fighting since the troops went
into the trenches was shed when three
American soldiers were slain and five
more were wounded.
Twelve more of them were taken
prisoner by the Teutons. Only one
German, wounded, was captured by
Soap Demonstrator Inherits a For-
tune, But Holds His Job.
There are not many millionaire soap
demonstrators in the United States,
perhaps not more than one.
There is at least one, and he was
in Tulsa, Gkla., Inst week standing
guurd over a booth being operated
during a seven-day demonstration of
commodities instituted by a local gro-
To a newspaper man, who had
/known him some time, he confided his
Isecret. Two years ago he fell heir to
property and investments worth $2,-
■800,000, submitting proof of same. His
ipame is William Fritchie and he rep-1
resents a Kansas City soap company.
In addition to being a millionaire, he
/claims the distinction of being a direct
descendant of Barbara Fritchie, the
heroine of Whittier’s famous poetical
He announces he likes his work,
wants to work, and does not propose
to permit his wealth to interfere with
U. S. NEEDS PLATINUM;
GIVE WHAT YOU HAVE
Great Quantity of Rare Metal Is
Required by War and Navy
Washington, D. C.—Look in your
jewel box and see if you have any plat-
inum there. If so, give it or sell it to
Uncle Sam, who needs it to help fight
A great quantity of platinum is
needed by the war and navy depart-
ments for certain delicate parts of the
ignition systems of motor boats, air-
planes and motor cars to be used in
America’s part of the fight against
Nothing else will take the place of
platinum in the manufacture of sul-
phuric acid, so indispensible for the
making of smokeless gunpowder. In
the form of “fulminate” it is used for
cartridge caps, shell fuses and “de-
tonators” for all sorts of projectiles,
and lifind grenades and bombs.
Fulminate of mercury also is one
of the most powerful of explosives.
It is also one of the most sensitive,
so much so that it cannot be handled
THE FIRST ROLL OF HONOR
PRIVATE JAMES B. GRES-
HAM, Evansville, Ind.
PRIVATE MERLE D. HAY, Gltd-
Private George L. Box, father,
James L. Box, Altus, Okla.
Private John J. Smith, Luding-
Private Charles J. Hopkins,
Private Homer Givens, Clover-
Private Charles L. Orr, Lyons,
Corpl. Edwin H. Haines, mother
Mrs. Elizabeth Haines, route No. 4,
Private Vernon M. Kendall, fath-
er Sam Kendall, R. F. D. No. 2.
Private Herchel Godfrey, Chi-
Sergt.—Edgar M. Talyburton,
Stony Point. N. C.
Corpl. Nicholas L. Mulhall, Jer-
sey City, N. J.
Private William P. Grigsley,
Private Frank E. McDougal,
Private Daniel B. Gallagher,
Private John P. Lester, Tutwater,
Private Harry Langhman, Chi
Private Deewey D. Kern, Collins,
Private - Keckon, cannot be
ITALIAN DEFEAT A NEAR ROUT
CADCRNA UNABLE TO HOLD
Mackenzer Crosses the Tagliamento
and Captures 6.000 Additional
London.—Following the crossing of
the Tagliamento river with Incredible
force and swiftness, Field Marshal
Mackeuson is driving rapidly into the
Venetian plain hoping to cut off a
great mass of the Italian field force.
Rome appreciates the gravity of the
situation The official statement from
the war office called the attention of
all the allies to the fact that “a su-
preme crisis of the war has reached
its final stage."
Military men are already engaged
in preparing the public for an aban-
donment of the strong position along
the Tagliamento river, which has
been made valueless by the German
piercing of the center.
Th invaders of Venetia have driven
their way across the river at Pinzano
and are proceeding westward while
to the north on the Italian left wing
intensive operations are being car-
ried out by the Teutonic allies, the two
maneeuveres probably having as their
objective the cutting off of the entire
right wing of Gen. Cadorna’s army.
A NEW TREATY WITH JAPS
PUTS AN END TO GERMAN JINGO
United States and Flowery Kingdom
In Complete Accord On Far
In last week’s issue we proved from
the guide book that it was necessary
for every man to eat his bread in the
sweat of his own face, not in that of
another’s face. It follows, as an in-
evitable consequence, from this prin-
ciple, that every worner must have
the full reward or fruit of his own la-
bors. For, if every individual must j with any degree of safety, except by
earn his own living, it is certain that | experts. For war use it is put in
he cannot live on any part of the earn- j small metal capsules, the tiniest quan-
ings of another. tity of which b sufficient to start into
“But what,” you say, “has all this j notion the most lazy explosives ioad-
to do with an earthly Heaven? Work (l(j in projectileg.
is usually regarded as a curse put j This country produces not more thnn
upon Adam for disobedience. ) e , (pn cent 0f what it consumes in
curiously enough this requirement tlmes> and Russla, whose output
that every one shall enjoy the trims *
of his own labor is mentioned in the for many years has represented 9.i per
guide book as one of the essential cent of the world production, is now-
characteristics of Heaven on Earth. | mining less than one-fourth of the
Witness Isaiah, 85th chapter, verses | quantity she supplied prior to the war.
21 and ?2 the prophet, describing the The precious mineral which some
new world to be created, says ‘‘And y,,nrs ago was worth only a little more
they shall build houses and inhabit j t|lan $23 an ounce, has today a market
them and they shall plant vineyards | value of over $joO an ounce,
and eat the fruit of them. They shall I Th(J rnrlty o( the metaI lg secm
the United Stales troops, and any
other German losses, if any are un-
Three Oklahoma boys and one
each from Texas and Kansas, were
among the twenty casualties resulting
from the engagement.
For nearly twenty-four hours a
heavy artillery fire had been kept up
by the Germans facing the salient in
which they knew the Americans were
stationed. The fire was returned.
Suddenly, just as the first faint flush
of dawn painted the eastern sky, the
Germans laid down a heavy barrage
fire, and the little company of Ameri-
can soldiers was isolated from its sup-
porting forces of French and Ameri-
The little handful cf khaki-clad
youngsters in the slimy trenches real-
ized the hopelessness of the situation,
but bravely met the shock of the Ger-
man line with steel.
Into the ditches poured the Teutonic
hordes. One boy fell, gasping and
clutching at his khaki-covered breast.
Another dropped noiselessly and a
third fought wildly though wounded
The Berlin war office in its an-
nouncement of the fording of the river
says six thousand Italians were made
prisoner and that an additional num-
ber of guns were taken. The Italian
official communication makes only
brief mention of the operation, merely
asserting that the enemy succeeded
in bringing some of his forces to the
right bank of the stream.
Tlmre is no indication whether it is
the intention of Gen. Cadorna to en-
deavor to maintain the Tagliamento
line but it is not improbable that his
stand here is a temporary one while
positions of greater strength are being
prepared in the rear.
The British and French troops In
I Flanders continue to carry out raid-
ing operations successfully against
the Germans and to bombard heavily
the enemy positions at various points
with the Germans replying actively
in the rector between the Houtolst
w'ood and the Comines-Ypres canal.
Bombardments also predominate on
the southern part of the front in
Two additional defeats of the Otto-
man forces are recorded—by the Brit-
ish in southern Palestine and by the
Russians in the region of the Black
sea coast. North of Beershoba the
British are pressing on with the defi-
nite object of the capture of the coast
city of Gaza. In their operations they
have taken 207 officers and 2,429 men.
The Russians have driven the Turks
from first line trenches in the Black
sea region and have advanced at
some places to the third. Barge quan-
tities of booty were captured.
Japan and the United States
have an understanding with re-
gard to the political leadership of
far oastern powers.
The two powers have at last un-
derstood that neither is carrying a
chip on its shoulder.
German propaganda regarding
animosity for each other definitely
has been put in its proper place.
Japan is pledged, through t.ho
agreement with the United S'v*v <
to do her sharo in battling uer-
The United States is assured
that Japan has no sinister designs
on this country.
The understanding will result In
America’s placing a less vigilant
watch on the Pacific coast for
signs of a possible foreign attack.
Naval and military resources of
the United States are thereby re-
leased to be thrown in the balanco
United Staton agrees to the
sphere of Japanese influence in
China, and both nations agree to
tho “open dooi” policy.
MAYOR MITCHEL DEFEATED BY
HEARST CANDIDATE, JUDGE
JOHN F. HYLAN.
WOMEN GET THE BALLOT
Suffrage and Prohibition Defeated In
Ohio.—Socialists Lose Out Every-
where.—Hlllouit Runs Third
In New York City.
New York.—John F. Hylan, a coun.
;y Judge of Kings county, was elected
mayor of Njw York by a plurality ot
140,000. He carried with him the en-
tire democratic city ticket, including
Charles L. Craig for controller, Al-
fred E. Smith, now sheriff of New
York county, for president of th«
board of aldermen and Edward-
Swann for district attorney.
The indications are that the demo-1
crats will have a majority in the
board of estimate which controls the
expenditure of the city funds.
Mayor John P. Mitchel, who sought
re-election as a fu»<on candidate, al-
though not formally nominated by any
party was a poor second in the race.
Washington.—Japnn and the United
States have reached a complete agree-
ment in relation to China and at the
same time have arrived at a clear un-
derstanding as to military, naval and
economic co-operation in the war
This development was announced
by Secretary Lansing, who made pub-
lic notes exchanged by him and Vis-
count Ishii, the special Japanese am-
bassador, formally recording an agree-
ment recognizing that Japan has a
special interest in China, but pledg-
ing the independence and territorial
integrity of the great eastern republic
and reaffirming the doctrine of the
“open door” for commerce and in-
In a statement accompanying the
note, Mr. Lansing said Viscount Ishii
arid the members of his mission, now
on their way home, had performed a
service of the highest value to the
United States, as well as Japan, by
clearing away misunderstandings
which, if unchecked, promised to de-
velop a serious situation in the far
They spoke of an attitude ot con-
straint and doubt fostered by a cam-
paign of falsehood, adroitly and se-
cretly carried on by the Germans,
and said that through the frankness
and cordiality of the Japanese com-
missioners, the propaganda of years
had been undone In a few days.
when the world’s production since
not build and another Inhabit, they
k/js .is i»«b.. ....
that “every one shall earn his own tons. A great bulk of this amount
living and have all he earns.” This was found in the Ural mountains,
new world must be a world of flesh where miners go after it by digging pits
and blood people, for only flesh and to a depth of 15 feet or more, and then
blood people eat grapes and build burrow, rat fashion, in every di-
houses to live in. It clearly does not rection. Fifteen pounds of platinum
apply to the resurrected dead for they ■ tJie avernge yield for every 29 cart-
are raised with spiritual bodies. loads of gravel taken out and washed.
But the great question is “how shad
AMERICAN PATROL VESSEL SUNK
Twenty Men Missing After Subma-
Washington.—The American patrol
boat Alcedo was torpedoed and sunk
by a German submarine in the war
zone and one officer and twenty en-
listed men are inissing. The lAlcedo, a
converted yacht, carried a crew of
seven officers and eighty-five men.
One of the men missing is V. H.
Harrington, a seaman, whose mother,
Mrs. Maud Harrington, lives at Ash-
land, Pittsburg county, Okla.
The Alcedo is the first America^
vessel to go down in the war. The
destroyed Cassin on patrol duty was
torpedoed recently but she made port
safely with the loss of only one mau.
Russia Has Collapsed.
Petrograd.—Russia entered the war
early and she is now worn out by the
strain. Premier Kerensky told The
Associated Press. He said that Rus-
sia claims as her right that the other
allies now should shoulder the burden
of the war.
Premier Kerensky declared that
Russian public opinion is agitated by
the question, “Where is the British
neet now that the German fleet is out
in the Baltic.”
German Vessel Lost.
Copenhagen.—A German warship
has been sunk in The Bound, accord-
ing to a dispatch to the National Ti-
’ende from Malmo, Sweden. It Is re-
oorted t’ at the vessel struck a mine.
TEN YEARS FOR LEADERS
Munson, Spence and Crane are Given
Ardmore.—The trial of sixteen anti
draft rioters from Seminole, Hughes
and Pontotoc counties came to a sud-
den end when H. 11. Munson, Roy
Crane, H. C. Spence, O. S. Cowherd,
M. A. Harris, Sam Bingham, George
Norman and W W. Walker, leaders
of the Working Class Union, with-
drew their pleas of not guilty and en-
tered pleas of guilty. Thirty received
sentences varying from 10 years to
II. H. Munson, W. D. Penfield and
H. C. Spence were sentenced to 10
years each in the federal penitentiary,
Leaven worth, Kan. Boy Crane was
sentenced to a fl-year term. Anthony
Eberly is to serve four years and
Spufgeon Estes, three.
Six will serve 2-year terms. They
are: \V. H. Maxwell, J. A. Maxwell,
J. H. Majora, Albeit Eberle, Ira
Hardy ami Karl Potter. Walter
Spears, A. L. Austin, Jim Hammett,
Jr., J. B. Douglass, Alton Menely
and C. W. Banta, W. L. Sweetmann
were sentenced to a year and a day
each, Jack Waters, A L. Hamilton,
Anson Tilton, J. W. Hulsey, Sr.. L. A.
Smith, Ben Offitt, J. T. Ice and Srm
Spray must serve nine months each in
the Muskogee county jail
His vote with seventy-two districts
missing was 145,459, compared with
288,435 for Hylan.
Morris Hillquitt, the socialist candi-
date, about whom rallied most of the
radical elements In the city and all
those who favor an immediate nego-
tiated peace, stood third with 134,890,
and William M. Bennett, who unex-
pectedly won the republican primary
nomination from Mayor Mitchel, was
I fourth with 51,956.
From the time the returns were re-
ceived from the first 100 districts tne
! result never was in doubt. It was evi-
dent Hylan had scored an overwhelm-
! ing victory and again brought control
| of the city administration into the
! hands of Tammany Hall.
New York Wowen Granted Ballot.
New York. —Woman suffrage was
1 carried ii N1 - York state in the an-
nual election. The majority in favor
of the enfranchisement of women is
! approximately 86,000.
BRITISH WIN NAVAL FIGHT
Eleven Small German Vessels Sunk In
Copenhagen.—Bodies of many Ger-
man seamen from the eleven ships
that were sunk by British destroyers
in the C’attegat, an arm of the North
Sea, between Dunkirk and Sweden,
have been washed ashore on the Swed-
The British sank the German cruis-
er Marie, 3,000 tons, operating as a
commerce raider, five German trawl-
ers and five other armed patrol craft.
There was no loss to the British Tr
eluded In the German losses was a
small auxiliary cruiser of 1.000 tom*,
Ohio May Stay Wet.
Cincinnati.—With4,346 precincts out
of 6,756 the vote on prohibition is
• 384,042 for prohibition and 392,320
Returns from 3,243 precincts out of
6,756 in Ohio on presidential woman
suffrage: for, 217,663; against, 311,784.
Four hundred precincts in the city
of Cincinnati show that John Galvin,
republican, is leading Alfred Allen,
former congressman, democrat, in tho
mayoralty race by more than 4,000.
Chicago Germans Against Socialists.
Chicago.—A bipartisan ticket re-
turning the sitting judges of the coun-
ty bench to office defeated by an esti-
mated plurality of 80,000 votes, a so-
cialist ticket which was charged with
having appe: led to an anti American
and anti-war sentiment. Most oi the
wards with a large German population
returned heavy votes against the so-
cialist candidates. In the portions
of the county outside of the city of
Chicago the German settlements vot-
for the socialists.
New Mexico Voting Against Saloons.
Albuquerque- Returns from forty-
seven out of 600 precincts in New Mex-
ico give for prohibition, 5,204; against
Commission Form For St. Louie.
East St. Louis.—Fast St. Louis by
u vote of 2 to 1 adapted the commis-
sion form of government. Only about
one-third of the voters cast thdir bal-
lots at the polls.
Indianapolis Picks Jewett for Mayor.
Indianapolis.—Ch»Hes W. Jewett,
republican, was elected mayor by a
plurality of 3,578 The vot* was
lewett 21,05?- Miller, democrat, 12,-
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