The Kiowa County News. (Lone Wolf, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1916 Page: 2 of 8
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THE LON C%o i P H E W S'N:?:»Mt$H
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'worlds richest womhh dead STORM LOSSES 85.000,000
BATTLE OF THE SOMME BECOMES
A DECIOEO GERMAN
VERDUN BATTLE DRAGS ON
Austrian* Still Fleeing Before Onrush
of the Slave In Galicia.-—
Russians Retreat In
London —Violent counter attacks
by the Germans on almost the entire
line of French advance in the Somme
region show a change in the situa'ion
from the earlier days of the Anglo,
French offensive, in the beginning
the Germans concentrated their forces
against the Briti.ih, apparently consid-
ering the operations of the French to
the south as of small significance. But
the rapid movement of the French
troops together with the Importance
of the objective for which they are
aiming has had the effect of chang-
ing the German view and causing the
German commanders to strengthen
their defenses and forces along the
tine guarding Peronne and other im-
portant strategic points.
New York. — Mrs. Hetty Green,
known as the world's wealthiest wom-
an, died here. She had suffered three
strokes of paralysis in the last two
months and for two weeks had been
absolutely helpless. Mrs. Green was
80 years old. Mrs. Green was the
world's most remarkable mistress of
BUILDINGS DAMAGED, TIMBER
AND CROPS LEVELED.
Reports of Death Still Unconfirmed—
Mobile and Pensacola Isolated
—16 Deaths Reported.
New Orleans. La.—More than $5,-
000,000 damage was done in Missiaaip-
j pi and Alabama by the tropica! storm,
| according to estimates made from re*
ports received from the storm are*
and from figures given persons con*
nected with the various Industries af*
footed. This total includes estimated
damages to buildings and other prop-
erty in cities and country districts,
i growing crops, timber, shipping, rail-
road and telegraph and telephone
Sixtpen deaths are reported and
about thirty people are missing.
The aggregate estimated damages^it
was believed, would be Increased when
more detailed Information was obtain-
able and when fuller reports were re-
ceived from the Florida coast.
Compilation of reports from various
points in southern Mississippi Indicat-
ed damages in that section to corn,
cotton and other crops was about
$1,500,000. Tite northern central Mis-
Carranza’s Latest Note
Washington.—The text of the Mntlcen note, as transmitted by Flieeo
Arredondo, the Msxicen erubaee^dor-dceignate, rolluws;
‘'Referring to the note* of June H an I J5 leet, I have the honor to nay
to your eicelTsncjr that the Immediate release of Carrtral prisoner* was a
further proof of the sincerity of the desires of this government to reach a
pacln.' and satisfactory arrangement of present difficulties. This government
Is anxloug to solve the present conflict end It would be unjust If its attitude
"It was also the Mexican government that earnestly suggested a plan
for cantonments along the boundary line during the conferences of Culdafl
Juarez amt K1 Paso. This government Is disposed now, as it has always
been, to seek an Immediate solution of the two points which constitute the
true cause of the conflict between the two oountries, to-wlt: The American
government thinks reasonably that in the Insecurity of Its frontier is ft
source ot difficulty and the Mexican government on Its part believes that
the stay of American troops on Mexican territory aside from being a tres-
pass on the sovereignity of Mexico is the immediate cause of the conflict*
Therefore, the withdrawal of American troops, on one hand end the protec-
tion of the frontier on the other, are the two ssssntial problems, the solution
of which must be the directing object of the efforts of both countries.
Hffil. . we _ i ...» i _ 1 111m _ • . . I d in « ,.,dab end r\ ru h
'The Mexican government 1b wilding to consider In a quick and practical
applied to the present situation.
way and prompted by a spirit
incord. the remedies which should be
"Several Lat:n-Amerlcan countries have offered their friendly mediation
to tMe Mexican government and the latter lias accepted it in principle.
Therefore, the Mexican government only waits information that the gov-
ernment of the United States would be disposed to accept this mediation
for the purpose mentioned above or whether it Is still of the belief that the
same results may be attained by means of direct negotlatlsns between both
•'In the meantime this government propose* to employ all efforts that
m*y be at It* disposal to avoid the recurrence of new Incidents which may
complicate and aggravate the situation. At the same time It hopes that the
American government on its part may mal.e use of all efforts to prevent
a!*<i new acts of Its military and civil authorities of the frontier that might
cause new complications.
"I mall myself of this opportunity to reiterate to your excellency the
assurance of my most distinguished consideration. ,rC. AGUILAR.’’
THE DEUTSCHLAND IS A MER.
CHANT VESSEL, NOT A
CARRIED 750 TONS OF DYES
Only Fifteen Days in Making Run
From Bremen—Vestel Carried No
Torpedo Tubes Nor Guns of
finance. The fortune she has left is sissippi loss was placed at about $300,-
close to $100,000,000. 000; Mississippi coast cities and vicin-
ity, Including small craft damages,
. , . about $300,000; Mobile and vicinity,
anil an army of 130 000 men with- aboiK |250i00; lumber interest8 ln Mu.
IS ALL OVER
STATE SOLDIERS TO BORDER
FIRST REGIMENT CALLED TO GO
TO RIO GRANDE.
Governor Moves To fVompt Recruit-
ing; Proclamation Urge* Aid
To Fill Rank*,
issippi and Alabama about $1,000; tele-
graph and telephone companies about i
TROOP MOBILIZATION SHOWS
GEN. CARRANZA THE ERROR
OF HIS WAYS.
SENDS A CONCILIATORY NOTE
drawn from the Salonikl front
The principal reason, however, is
Both ends of the French line have that the intense heat In Mesopotamia $300,000; railroads about $200,000. I
beeen under heavy attacks, but the makes campaigning very difficult at in the pine sections of Mississippi
French, according to the official ac- this time of the year, it is Btated and Alabama, recording to reports
counts, have been able to put them that the Russians are planning to re- frotn forces working on the telephone
down without the Germans making main In the coolness of the hills until an(j tP|f>grapb lines, the storm covered
any gains whatever. Meanw hile both climatic conditions make the resump- an area about fifty miles wide, causing
French and British are consolidating tlon of the advance expedient. great damage to standing timber. In
their positions and are undoubtedly Petrograd.—Nearly 500,000 Aus- several counties,of southern Mississ-
making preparations for a repetition trians and Germans have been put out lppl reports stated the entire corn, cot-
of the great bombardment which pre- of commission since General Brussiloff ion and other crops were leveled ami
ceded the first impetuous rush. began his great advance a month ago. ruined. Estimates on crop and other
While the situation in lho Verdun The grand total of prisoners to date damage in the interior of Alabama
region remains comparatively quiet is In round numbers. 235,000, of which wore not available,
there are heavy bombardments on 4.500 are officers. Revised reports from Laurel, Miss.,
Without the actual figures regarding placed the damages fn that city at
the dead and wounded careful esti- only about $40,000 and denial was i
mates by military experts place the made of tlie reports that the storm restored ln northern Mexico and along
latter at 200,000 to 220,000. The Aus- forced four large mins ro suspend op- the border is expected here to be the
Baltimore.—Carrying a big cargo,
the world's first submarine merchant-
man, the German underwater liner
Deutschland, arrived at quarantine be-
low Baltimore, having pierced the al-
lied warship and mine blockade off
the German coast, safely crossed the
Atlantic and eluded enniy cruisers
watching for her off the American
Carried 750-Ton Cargo.
The Deutschland in addition to the
big load of mail and a cargo of
750 tons of costly chemicals and dye-
stuffs. She expects to return with &
similar amount of nickel and crude
rubber, two products sorely needed by
the German army.
Fifteen days out from Bremerhavent
to Baltimore, the submarine reached
safely between the Virginia capes,
passing in on the surface covered by
Leading the Great Russian Offensive
both sides of the Meuse. No advances
are recorded cither by French or Ger-
The Austrians admit a serlouu defeat
west of Kolomea, where they were
driven back nearly five miles. The
latest official statement from the Rus-
sian war office announces the capture
of approximately 10,000 additional
prisoners, 5,000 of whom are said to
bo Germans, taken in a recent battle
on the Dniester. About 5,000 other
trians predominate overwhelmingly orations, leaving 2,000 men idle. Crop
among the prisoners, but among the 1°3S around Laurel was heavy.
dead and wounded is a fairly large per-
centage of Germans. The losses in
stopping the Russian advance on Kovel
and in counter attacks made in solid
ranks were enormous.
The booty captured readied incal-
culable figures. It is said that 250
guns of various sizes and upwards of
700 machine guns is a conservative
estimate. In addition vast quantities
of munitions, supplies and transports
have fallen into the hands of the Rus-
The success of General Letchitzky's
advance west of Kototnea where ho
has cut the railroad into Hungary at
Mikuliczn, is emph.\j?zed as a new
body blow to the Austrian defense of
east Galicia. Northwest of Kolomea
Ins troops are within ten miles of
Nadworna. well In the rear of the
Austrian right flank, facing Tarnopol
between t lie Stripa and Zlota Lipar
Reports from Hattiesburg, Miss., ee
timated that 80 per cent, of the corn
crop of Forrest county and from 00
to 70 per cent, of the cotton crop was
ruined in that vicinity, it was said.
Less than 50 trees were left standing
in a tract of 150 acres of pine timber,
the report said.
The greatest anxiety is felt for the
crews of small vessels known to have
been in the gulf when the hurricane
broke. Many of those may have sought
shelter In out of the way inlets. Doz-
ens were washed ashore along the
beach at Biloxi and Deer Island.
A tornado si ruck Lowndesboro, Ala.,
and Montgomery. Nearly every house
in Lowndesboro, a town of about 300
inhabitants, was damaged or destroy-
ed. On the outskirts of Montgomery
a negro church and several small
buildings were swept away.
, strength this week it is possible that
they, too, will be sent to the Rio
Immediately upon receipt of the or-
der for the infantry to prepare for
Washington.—Early resumption of, action, Governor Williams issued a
friendly diplomatic conversations with proclamation calling on the communi-
the de facto government of Mexico to ties from which the various com-
; the end that peace ar.d order may be 1 Tonies have been supplied, to organize
: locally to aid in facilitating recruit-
ing during the week. Antlers, Du-
rant, Muskogee, Stillwater, Pawnee,
Newkirk, Clinton, Enid, Okemah, We-
woka, Tulsa, Chandler, Norman and
Oklahoma City are named In the gov-
| ernor’s order.
| Latest reports from Fort Sill place
Oklahoma City.—The First regiment
of the Oklahoma national guard left
For Sill for the Mexican border
i Wednesday, July 12.
The last week during which the a heavy pall of darkness. Once inside,
men were left in mobilization camp, j the visitor threw caution aside and
was allowed by the government ror began shrieking his siren signaling a
recruiting. If other units of the state j>n0t and at the same time attracting
the attention of the tug Thomas F.
Timmons, which had been waiting in
Agrees With American View That are recruited up to war
Bandits Must Be Suppressed.—
Washington Considers the In-
next step of the United States in Its
; relation with its southern neighbor.
The crisis precipitated by Villa's
raid on Columbus, N. M„ and culmin-
ating in the fight at Carrizal, Mexico,
between American and Mexican troops i ‘he number of men in the mobilization
JAPAN UNITES WITH RUSSIANS
tlons of the Russian front.
The Germans admit the withdrawal
CROP CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVED Tokio Forei9" 0ffice Announces Sign-
-- ing of Treaty at Petrograd.
' Government's July Report Is Very
Favorable Tokio.—The Japanese foreign office
announced as the substance of a
Russo-Japanese convention signed at
Washinffon.—Growing conditions Petrograd, the following:
since June Improved the prospects of ..First_Neither wi„ take t in anv.
the wheat and oats crops lie depart- arrangement of polulcal combination
ment of agriculture in its July report directed against the other.
forecast the combined crop of winter , , . .. . . . ,
and spring wheat at 759.000.000 bush- . ^cond-In the case the territorial
els. which is 44,000.000 bushels more rights or support in the Far East of
one or the contracting parties which
are recognized by the other contract-
ing parties are menaced. Japan and
Russia will consult with each other on
measures to adopt with a view to sup-
porting or extending assistance for
the safeguarding and defense of these
rights and interests.
than predicted last month, and in-
creased the estimates of the final
yield of oats to 1,317,000 bushels, or
prisoners were captured on other sec- 02,000 bushels more than forecast in
A slight increase in area planted lo
of General von Bothmer's army ln the corn tills year was reported and a
Tarnopol sector before the powerful | crop of 2.800,000,000 bushels, which
attacks of the Russians. They con-
cede also an advance by the British
soutli of Tldaepval, in tlio western
Not only has General Letchitsky, ln
the south, occupied the railway junc-
tion at Delatyn, west of Kolomea, (bus
cutting off General Von Itothmer from
bis supply base, but General Brussiloff,
with favorable conditions, might ex-
ceed last year's 3,055,000,000 bushel
record crop, was forecast. The condi-
tion of corn was reported as sligh'iy
better than last year on .Tulv 1, b d was
about 2 per cent, below tlie ten year
CONGRESS MAY STAY ALL FALL
No Prospcts of Adjournment For Sev-
appears to have been dissipated by an
amicable note from General Carranza,
presented by liis designate here, Elis-
Proposals In Note.
The note proposes that the differ-
ences between the governments be
j settled by mediation or by direct ne-
gotiations. It is remarkable for its
brevity, its restrained and friendly
lone and for the absolute lack of any
strong, even insolent language wr.ich
characterized previous communica-
l tions from the de facto government.
It treats as a closed incident the ex-
: change of unfriendly communications
i which brought war almost within
Wilson To Determine Course.
| No formal comment on the note was
obtainable from the state department
officials. A copy was forwarded to the
White House immediately on its re-
ceipt and President Wilson will de-
termine on the course to be pursued.
The fact that Secretary Lansing com-
pleted preparations for a month’s va-
cation is regarded as significant, how-
ever. of a feeling on his part that the
crisis is over.
As a matter of general principle the
Washington government always has
favored mediation of any dispute suit-
able for such procedure. There is
every indication, however, that in the
present instance it will be deemed de-
sirable to conduct the forthcoming
negotiations directly with the Carranza
Members of the Latin-American dip-
lomatic corps Imre are expected to
make inquiry soon as to the attitude
of the Washington government in view
of the statement of the Mexican for-
oamp at about 1400. Four hundred ad-
ditional recruits are needed to bring
the guard up to war strength.
The adjutant, general’s department
has made arrangements to furnish
transportation to recruits in any part
of the state. It will not be necessary
for them to report hdre.
Army Command Divided.
The war department measures for a
new distribution of the border patrol
clearly indicate that months of active
service along the frontier await the
thousands of national guardsmen gath-
ering in the south from all parts of the
country. Only the appointment of a
general officer to supreme command
is lacking now to complete adequato
administrative machinery, -
Under the new plan the 1,800-mile
frontier will be divided so that the
southern and western military depart- i
ments will take care of the eastern and
western extremities of the line respec-
tively. Major General Frederick Fun
ston, relieved from responsibility foi
the entire border at his own recom-
mendation, will continue in command
of the southern department, while Ma-
jor General J. F. Bell, commanding
the western department, will transfer
his headquarters from San Francisco
to Douglas, Ariz., to be in direct touch
with his share of the border work.
the lower bay for nearly two weeks to
greet the Deutschland and convoy her
Waits In Lower Harbor.
Four hours later the big submarine
started up the bay under her own pow-
er, with the German merchant flag
flying and convoyed by the Timmons.
She was making more than twelve
knets an hour.
According to the accounts reaching
here, the underwater liner’s sutler
structure was standing fifteen feet
above water when she came in. Until
daylight she showed no flag but the
German merchant ensign was raised
Cargo to New Concern.
The boat is consigned to A. Schu-
macher & Company, local agents of
t . ■ North German Lloyd line and her
cargo to the Eastern Forwarding Cmn-
pa-iy, a concern organized within the
past fev. weeeks especially to handle
tlie business of underwater liners. The
latter company has a pier and vare-
lic.u-'e in which are stored the goods
to be loaded on the Deutschland for
her return trip.
In German quarters here the news
of the submarine’s arrival was billed
with keenest delight. Those who knew
of her coming had been concealing
a'arm for two or three days as she
was due to arrive about the middle of
last week. It is understood that she
traveled more than 3,800 miles.
The Deutschland is no converted
war craft, but a brand new commerce
carrier, owned in Bremen and sent
here on a purely commercial mission,
according to Henry G. Hiliken, the
senior member of the Schumacher con-
cern. She belongs to the Ocean Navi-
gation Company, limited, and was
I launched at Keil in March.
ANOTHER FIGHT WITH VILLISTAS
Carranza Troops Meet Bandits N$ar
Chihuahua—General Igancio Ramos
was killed in a fierce and bloody
battle that raged all day at Corral
ranch, fifteen miles southwest of Jim-
inez. between a small force of de
facto troops and several regiments of
Villa bandits. Both sides suffered
Rather than retire to Jiminez with-
average for July 1. Washington. — Democrats in con-
Other details of the report follow: j gress are uniting their forces to com-
Winter Wheat Condition, 75.5 per Pd early aelion on the army and nacy
in the north, is making surprising ad- cent; acre yield, 14.8 bushels. appropriation bills, the revenue nteas- ^
vanaes on both sides of the Kovel rail- Spring Wreat—Condition, 89 per ure and flic government shipping bill, a stage where they would not find it
way toward the Stokod river. cent; yield. 15.1 bushels. which are the measures remaining on necessary to call on the friendly serv
A Petrograd dispatch to the Daily' Corn—Area, 108,620,000 acres; con- the administration program.
Telegraph says that the Russians have S2 Ppr cent: >'ieU1 26 4 bushels. The national defense appropriations
fallen back almost eighty miles in the I Oats—Condition S6.3 per cent; yield "hose totals as they passed the house
or direct negotiations would be pre.
ferable. Indications are that the in-
87.9 per cent;
Tu*s Gather Big Army. (yield 26 6 bushels.
The dispatch says the pressure of Rye—Condition, 87 per cent; yield,
•the Turkish forces was only one of the 16 1 bushels.
reasons which caused the retirement White Potatoes—Acreage. 3.632.000;
of the Russians. The Turks are said condition. S7.8 per cent; yield, 101.5
to have gathered a great army to con-! bushels.
test the Russian advance. Among Hay—Condition 93.4 per cent; yield;
these troops was a force originally 1.61 tons.
destined for the invasion of Egypt, I Apples—Condition. 63.1 per cent,
troops which had been in Bulgaria, Peaches--Condition, 52 2 per cent.
quiries will be met with assurances
that the two governments had reached
ices of their neighbor states.
have been vastly increased by senate
committees, are certain to meet stub-
born resistance in the conference. It
also is certain that the shipping bill
will encounter persistent republican
opposition in the senate.
These prospects have upset all ad-
journment predictions and administra-
tion leaders are resigned to remain
here, if necessary, until fall, despite
their eagerness to participate in the
national political campaign.
21 Mexicans Killed In Clash.
San Diego, Cal.—Twenty-one Mexi-
can soldiers were killed and twenty-
five wounded in the clash between
bluejackets of the gunboat Annapolis
and Carranzistas at Mazatlan, June 18,
according to officers of the naval
transport Buffalo, which is in port
here The officers said they heard the
estimate from Mexican sources prior
to te departure of the Buffalo for San
Diego with refugees.
wre not to return unless he was able
to report success. General Ramo3
fought to the death in his entrench-
ments, cheering his men on to the last.
The Carranza troops were surround-
ed and for more than twelve hours
held their position against repeated
attacks. Attacks against the defend-
ers were heavy, but they stuck to their
guns in the hope that reinforcements
soon would arrive
At nightfall, after tbe«r leader had
been killed and the great*- part of the
command killed or wounded, the sur-
vivors retired to Jiminez carrying
their wounded with them. Three
times during the day the Villa sold-
iers dashed through a storm of shot
to the edge of the Carranza forces’
—--- When senate democrats in caucus
German Casualties 3,012.637. Hearst Ranch Seized. yesterday determined to press the
London.—German casualties frotn American Field Headquarters.—The shipping bill and amended it in order
the beginning of the war to the end great Hearst ranch at Babicora has ,0 satisfy revolting members of their
of June, as computed from official Ger- been taken over by the Carranza gov- °"n Party, they served notice on the
man lists, are given as 3,012.63. in an ernment and is now operated by a republicans that their challenge of a
official statement made public here, manager installed by the Csrranza filibuster had been accepted. Now that
The announcement says: “The figures military authorities, according to ther<“ are assurances of enough votes
Include all German nationalities. They statements by John P. Hayes, man- 40 pass the bill without republican
Large As Any U-Boats.
The undersea liner, Mr. Hilken un-
derstands, is about 315 feet long and
30 feet beam and is propelled by two
great Deisel oil engines. She Is as
large, if not larger, than any of the
German naval submarines and carires
750 tons dead weight of cargo.
If present plans are carried out, the
public will not be allowed to inspect
the undersea wonder nor will any-
body except the federal authorities be
allowed to board her.
The Deutchland is the first vessel
under the German merchant flag to
enter an American port since the
early days of the war, when Teutonic
craft raced in to save themselves from
British warships. While the forward-
ing company officers are reticent, there
are strong intimations that she will
not be the last. According to reports,
another submarine already is on the
way across, and she *nd the Deutsch-
land are members of a fleet of such
vessels built or building, which will be
employed regularly in the trans-Atlan-
tic trade as long as the war lasts.
Visitor Wholly Unarmed.
One thing the boarding officers noted
particularly. There were no torpedo
tubes nor guns of any description vis-
ible aboard the vessel. They had been
told that she mounted two small cali-
ber rifles for defense, but came ashore
Train Service To Mexico Halted.
Washington—Train service between
Vera Cruz and Mexico City is again
interrupted, said a dispatch from Cap-
tain Burrage of the battleship Ne-
. ___ , . .. turned into the national treasury dur-
ng the Pactfic fleet reported condi- '
The Income Tax.
Washington. — Four states — New
York. Pennsylvania. Illinois and Mas-
sachusetts-paid mor than $85,000,000
of the $124,847,429 in Income taxes
tions quiet at all west Mexican ports.
Special Agent Rodgers informed the
do not include naval casualties or cas- ager of the ranch, who passed through help, however, the republican threat is state department that more than 200
ualties of colonial troops. They are here on his way to El Paso. He not ,aken s0 seriously. ( Americans remain in Mexico City and Paid *45.23C,679 and that the greatest ered a number of merchant ships and
rot an estimate made by the British brought 110 horses with hint as far as The senate will begin work on the probably will stay no matter what , percentage of increase which raised one warship, the commander said he
easily escaped detection by submerg-
trenches. but were unable to take Tit“IT “T'lT
thern convinced that the visitor was wholly
Regarding his vessel as a merchant-
man subject to no unusual restric-
tions, the skipper, Captain Gairig, went
up the Chesapeake without waiting to
notify local customs and quarantine
aurtiorities officially of his arrival at
Encountered Several Ships.
The Deuischland left a German port
on June 23. and although she encount-
ing the fiscal year of 1916 which ended
June 30. A table 1smic<t by Secretary
McAdoo shows that New York alone
author tics, lut merely casualties an- (;a]ena to save them from seizure by navy bill this week as soon as the agri-
t rim ed in German w ar office official (he Carranza forces, who came north cultural approp tation bill is dis-
li , as the Americans retired. i posed of.
happened. He said sixty-six Ameri-
can citizens started for Vwa Crus
the total from the $S0.OO0,000 collected
last year came from the four states
headed by New York.
ing. He declared the entire voyage
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