The Kiowa County News. (Lone Wolf, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1917 Page: 6 of 8
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KIOWA COUNTY NEWS
HOUSE PASSES ON ANOTHER SEC-
TION OF NATIONAL DE-
NAVY ASKS FOR $351,178,592
100 Enlisted Men To Be Appointed to
Annapolis Every Year—Wilson
Again Vetoes Immigration
Wuslr.ghton. The administration
|800.00n,ooo defense budget began to
tuke final shape In congress when the
house passed the fortitlcatlons bill
carrying a total of more than $.r> 1.000,-
000 for coast defenses and the house
naval committee completed Its 1018
naval appropriation hill willi a total
of more than $861,000,000.
The army appropriations bill, the
third element of the program, still Is
In the house military committee which
Is expected to complete It next week.
Kstlmates for the army reach a total
of more than $.'!t!0,000,000 exclusive of
numerous deficiency measures r#-
suiting from the border mobilization
and the rising cost of war materials.
Only One Bill Pending.
The only rnllitnry legislation pend-
ing Is the universal service lull be-
fore a senate sub-committee which
will conclude its hearing tills week
It Is not expected that congress will
take any action on the universal train-
ing bill at tljis session.
The naval bill carries a total of
$361,433,246 ns against $313,000,000
last year, and provides for the con-
struction of three 42,000-ton battle-
ships at a .\'al cost of $28,178,692
each; one battle cruiser ul a cost of
$28.694.496; three scout cruisers at
$6,746 146 each; fifteen destroyers at
$1,748,612 each; one destroyer tender
at $2,8()8,imk); one submarine tender
at $2,199,400, and eighteen 800-ton
type submarines at $1,434,093 each.
The program Is that recommended by
the department and represents one-
half of the remaining portion of the
three-year program, approved last
Large Submarines Needed.
The committee departed from the
department’s recommendation only In
the type of submarines provided for.
No small coast defense Hubmerslbies
aro authorized, the committee having
decided against the sma'l 400 to 600-
ton type of boat, such us those now in
Taking up the program of getting-
under construction the four battle
cruisers authorized last year, the com-
mittee raised the limit of cost for the
hull and machinery to $19,000,000
from $16 600,000. Department of-
ficials believe all four vessels can be
placed with private bidders at that fig-
ure. The committee n’so heeded, how-
ever, Secretary Daniel’s recommenda-
tions that navy yards be fitted to build
large numbers of capital ships, author-
izing Die expenditure of an additional
$12,000,000 for that purpose, In the
event, the department is unable to
make satisfactory contracts for any
vessel in the present bill or left over
from the preceding measure. This
would make available a total of $18,-
000,000 for equipping navy yards.
' For the three scout cruisers still
awaiting satisfactory bids, the com-
mittee' raised th« cost' for hull and ma-
chinery to $6,000,000 from $6,000,000.
Another new provision of the bill
raises the number of appoir* nents an
nually at AnmipoPs t.o be made from
the enlisted personnel of the nnvy
from 26 to 100. Appointments may be
made whenever vacancies occur.
The new battleships will be the
most powerful war vessels ever built.
They will have a sneed of 22. knots an
hour and carry main batteries of
twelve 16-inrh guns each instead ol
tbe eight 16-inch guns on the four au
thortzed last year.
Literacy Test Vetoed Again.
President Wilson vetoed the immi-
gration bill, passed recently by cor
gress, On account of its literacy test
It was tbe second time that Presl
dent Wilson had vetoed an immigra-
tion h‘ll because of tbe literacy test,
and for tbe same reason simi’ar meas-
ures were given vetoes by Presidents
Taft and Cleveland.
May Override Veto.
When the message was read in tbe
house it was ordered to lie on the
tab’e and champions of the bill began
laving their plans for an effort to over-
ride tbe. veto. Two years ago the
house lacked only four votes of the
neescary two-thirds majority to pass
the bil' over the veto. The attempt
having failed in the house, no action
wrs take-’ bv the senate.
When President Taft vetoed a S’mt-
lar measure because of the literacy
test the senate succeeded in overrid-
ing him by more than a two-thirds ma-
jority, but the house fell short about
a dozen votes
CUWuli IS HGHIIHE MEXICANS
CATTLE RUSTLERS DRIVEN
OFF IN NEW MEXICO.
AtUmpt (o Raid Ranch on Amarican
Sid# Results in Spirited
Arlvaca, Arizona. Mexican awho
fired on Americans at Sioneliouse
worn Carranza soldiers, members of
the garrison which lias been stationed
on the border for some months. Mux-
Icon Consul Delgado, at Nogales, Is
on his way here and Is trying to ob-
tain the removal of the troops oppo-
site Huby, to prevent further firing
across the line.
The Mexicans who kepi up a run-
ning light with Ameiilcan troopers
and cowboys at Ruby, Arlz., for two
days were driven across the Interna-
tional boundary by Americans. The
Mexicans took refuge in adobe houses
but wore routed out by troopers and
tlie houses burned. The Mexicans
tiave fled to the hills.
The light started when American
cowboys suw Mexican- rounding up
cattle on (lie A meric >\ side of the
boundary line. Fifteen troopers and
several cowboys re.tii .-<1 the fire of
about twenty Mexican who kept up
iho fight until they \ . afe behind
rocks on the Mexican i 'e of tin* line.
No Americans were killed or wound-
ed, but. indications ne.e found in an
adobe house lliu M xlr-ans used as a
fort that the Ameilean’s shuts took
GERMANY'S PEACE TERMS
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DIE WEEK’S NEWS
SAPULPA HAS ROCK SUPPLY
V t • .--- ■ ■
C'ysher Furnishes 200 Ten# Oaify F#r
Road Building Purpona,
Sapulpa.—- Following the Installation
—-- | of a new sixty-horsepower engine ut
TWO DEAD AND NINE ARE llie ‘,uarrjr three ,nlles nor,,iwost ,,f
WOUNDED IS THE STORY
OF TULSA SUNDAY.
ATTEMPT ALFONSO’S LIFE.
King of Spain Again Proves That He
Carries a Charm.
Geneva. An unsuccessful attempt
upon the life of King Alfonzo
of Spain was made near Granada, An-
dalusia. According to the Spanish
authorities, an iron beam was placed
across the ralrioad tracks just before
the passage of the royal train, but the
catastrophe was averted. The King
Alfonzo royal train was preceded by
a freight train, the engineer of which
saw (he obstruction on the truck and
removed it. Neither the royal train
nor the freight suffered any daamge.
The police have arrested two men,
on one of whom was found code let-
ters from Barcelona.
This makes six or seven unsuccess-
ful attempts on Ihe king’s life.
THE LAURENTIC GOES DOWN
British Lose Big Auxiliary Cruiser
Off Irish Coast.
Captain Crawford Dying.
Chicago.—John Wallace (Captain
Jack! Crawford, the “poet scout,’
was reported dying at Woodhaven. N.
Y. Captain C awford was chiet
of scouts with General Custer at the
time of the mas: a. re and was active
in organizing the pursuit of Sitting
Bull. Crawford was born in Ireland
in 1847. was wounded in the civil
war and learned to read and write
while in the hospital. He afterward
wrote a number of plays, stories and
London. The British auxiliary
miser Laurentie of 14,892 tons gross
as been sunk by a submarine or as
result of striking a mine, according
o an official statement issued by the
British admiralty. Twelve officers and
109 men were saved.
The admiralty statement, adds that
he vessel went down off the Irish
On the Hukowina-Roumania front
between the towns of Jacobeni and
Kimpolung. the Russians have deliv-
ered a vicious attack which resulted
in the piercing of the line of the Teu-
tonic allies all over a front of nearly
two miles. Numerous prisoners and
a considerable amount of booty fell
into the hands of the Russians. Ber-
lin admits the withdrawal of the Teu-
tonic forces along the Golden Bvstrit-
a river in this region, saying that it
was necessitated in the face of super-
ior Russian forces.
Between Los Kparges and the Ca-
lonne trench, north of Verdun, the
French have carried out a successful
attack against the Germans, taking
trenches from the troops of the tier
man crown prince. North of the river
Somme, near Le Transloya, tbe Brit-
ish iti attacks have captured trenches
from the Germans and carried out suc-
cessful raids near Neuville St. Faust
and northeast of Fedeubert.
In northwest Russia, on the Riga
sector, considerable fighting contin-
ues. Here both Berlin and Petrograd
record tlie repulse of attacks.
Babes Dead. Father In Jail.
Tacoma. Wash. The charred bodies
of tbe four small children of S. A.
Hewi t. a railroad brakeman, were
’’ound in tbe ruins of Hewitt's home at
A burn. Wash , near l e e. The coron-
er said there were indications that tbe
children had been killed bv blows on
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From London Sphere—Copyright in U. S. A. by the New York Herald.
Here is llii' “war map'' on which Germany would make peace. This admirable
draw lag show s clearly w liat the ten allies consider “merely a passing phase of the
situation and not really an accurate indication of the relative stiength of the be Ilg-
Tin- henvv hluek lines show approximately the buttle lines as they exist today.
The shaded portion is occupied hy Germany and her allies.
i Hi lid scale It would require a microscope to lino the dent made in the battle
line In France hy the five months' offensive of the Aug'l-French on the Somme.
OTHER NEWSJHHE STATE
Llttld Incident# and Accident# That Go
To Mako Up a Week's History
of a Graat Common-
Tulsa.—Ono woman Is dead and
one man (lying uh the result of a scr-
ies of crimes and accidents in Tulsa cenl ot it wjifbe expended during this
this city It is now possible to pre-
pare 200 tons of fine crushed rock
dally for use on Greek county roads.
The rock Is declared to be tbe finest
grade for road purposes to be found
in the state.
The county has just purchased
largo truck and trailer for tbe purpose
of hauling the rock to points where
road work is in progress and It is tho-
intention of the commissioners to pur-
dhase more trucks as soon as the
weather will permit if mure extensive
Greek county has $226,000 In Its
road and bridge fund and nearly every
In the early hours of Sunday.
Miss Glee Reed was Instantly killed
year in building new roads, bridges
and culverts and grading and repair-
WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL
NEW CONSTITUTION NOT LIKED
SEVERAL DESTROYERS SUNK.
IN SPIRITED ENGAGEMENT
IN NORTH SEA.
German Squadron Endeavoring To
Leave Zeebrugge Attacked By
Sec’y. Lansing Calls Attention To
Proposed Anti-Foreign Provisions
That Are Likely To Cause
Trouble If Adopted.
El Paso. El Valle lias been practlc-
London.—Two small engagements
were fought in the North Sea between
British light cruisers and torpedo boat
destroyers and German destroyers the
first time the naval forces of the two
destroyers and German destroyers, the
powers have met in combat since last
An official report from London says
that in the engagement with the Brit-
ish light forces, "not far from the
a evacuated by the American out- Dutch coas(i.. one of the German de-
post 11oops of the punitive expeditions'|stroyers was suns and the remainder
according to a message received by
Carranza consul Eduardo Soriano
Bravo. Passengers, who arrived from
Casas Grundns over the Mexico-
Northwestern railroaif, said there
were no signs of a general movement
of the punitive expedition from field
headquarters, northward when they
left Colonia bublan.
The American headquarters in Co-
lonia Dublan were being blown down
with dynamite and the flooring ship-
ped to Columbus, N. M., passengers
on the train from Casas Grandes re-
No Villa forces were seen between
Casas Grandes and Juarez, the passen-
ger said. An unconfirmed rumor here
that. Parral had been reoccupied by
Villa followers was denied at the
Objection To New Constitution.
Washington.—(Future relations of
the Mexican de facto government with
the United Slates may be materially
affected by the manner in which the
suggestions of Secretary Lansing re-
garding the proposed radical changes
in the constitution are received by
General Carranza and the members of
the constituiJional congress now in
session at Kueretaro.
The protest delivered to the foreign
office in Mexico City against Incor-
poration in the new constitution of
provisions limiting property holdings
of foreigners and providing for other
restrictions of the rights of foreign-
ers was made after the receipt at the
state department of numerous com-
plaints from Americans with property
in Mexico. Enactment of such consti-
tutional provisions may prove cause
for diplomatic entanglements not only
with the United States government
but with other governments whose na-
tionals have invested in Mexico.
Secretary Lansing’s protest against
the adoption of a provision for confis-
cation of property was based on tbe
proposed article in which it is
"Private property shall not be seized
for public purposes without compensa-
scattered. In the other fivht, which
occurred off Zeeland, a British de-'
stroyer was struck by a German tor-
pedo, killing three officers and forty-
four men of the crew'. The damaged
craft was later sunk by ships of her
Reports from Yumiden, received by
Reuter’s Telegram Company via Am-
sterdam, say that German torpedo
boats attempted to leave Zeebrugge
avoid the ice, which was very thick.
They wereimmediately attacked by a
large British squadron. The action
opened at short range and early in the
fight the bridge of the German destroy-
er V-69 was swept away by a direct
hit, tile commanded and two other of-
ficers being killed.
The V-69 fired one torpedo and was
then hit by British shells, which
knocked the funnel flat on the deck
and put a hole in the fore part of the
vessel. Her guns appeared not to
have been damaged.
The crew of the V-69 numbered
about sixty. It would appear from the
stataenients of the men that seven
other German vessels were sunk. Tho
V-69 belonged to the home fleet.
Unofficial advices from Holland say
that from two to seven’German ships
were sunk and others severely damag-
ed and that one of the latter was
towed into Ymuiden with twenty dead
on board, whi’e sxiteen severely
wounded were landed by a Dutch
The most important announcement
concerning the fighting in any of the
war zones is that issued by the Ber-
lin war office, which says the Bulgar-
ians in northern Dobrudja have cross-
ed the southern estuary of the Danube
near Tultcha and have maintained
themselves on the north bank against
a Russian attack. This brings the in-
vaders close to the Bessarabian fron-
On the Russian front, in the regions
of Lake Kuggerion and near Kalnzem,
the Germans have delivered attacks
against the Russians. Both attacks
were repulsed, the latter with heavy
casualties, according to Petrograd. In
in an automobile accident u few miles ing old roads.
from the cily, when the car turned Work will soon be started on th®
over and pinned her beneath. Her new hard surface road from this city
companion was thrown out and re- to the Tulsa county line. It is pro-
cel ved minor Injuries. posed to construct this road of con-
Wllliiun Starling of Sapulpa. is at Crete as It is the only road connecting;
Iho Oklahoma hospital with a bullet the city with the Tulsa county metrop-
through liis head. He was shot by oils. The road v/ill be tiijt miles la
Jake McDonald in a quarrel over a length and will cost approximately
card game. McDonald is at large. $12,000 a mile.
“Dutch" Nuumbaum, in a quarrel in M. E. Hinckley has announced that
another game of chance, was sliol fully thirty miles of new roads will her
through tho hip. opened up In Creek county this year
Emmanuel Strain was hit in the 1 thousands of dollars will be spent
head with a brick as he was leaving for Siding and PuUln* olli ™adbeds
lie will m KhttPe’
a restaurant on Main street. _
Jimmy Emmett was struck on the 0KLA. INDIANS SEE SELLB
head with a beer bottle hy an unidenti-j --
fled man. He is in a critical con- Comanches Presnt 1 ribal Grievances
dition. to Washington.
Sam Baxter was cut and bruised; -
Carl Sloa i suffered a broken leg, and | Washington.—A number of Com-
Arthur Barker was bruised on his head anche Indians, headed by Wilbur
and shoulders in two more motor ac- j Peaw’o of Fletcher, Okla., have
cidonts. j reached Washington for the purpose
T. W. Grant may nave his foot am- °f presenting tribal grievances. Com-
putated as the result of having it misisoner Sells and Congressman
caught in machinery. Ferris have
_ I story.
That Was Agreed to by West Side M.
E. Missionary Conference.
tion. Ihe need of utility of such seiz-. Volhynia the Germans successfully
lire shall be determined by the proper
authority but in the event of any dis-
agreement as to terms the appropria-
tion shall be carried out by the ju-
Objection to a change in the pro-
carried out trench raids against the
The fighting fronts in France and
the Austro-Ita ian theater continue to
witness bombardments, spirited in
some places, and small engagements.
visions for the expulsion of foreigners German airpanes have dropped
was caused by phraseology that ap- bon,bs on Montdidier. France. Three
pear:, to peimit of no opportunity for,airplanes have been brought down by
the accused to show cause why ho French guns, two of them during an
should not be expelled.
BETHLEHEM CUTS A MELON
Share holders In Schwab’s Company
Draw 210 Per Cent.
Widow Gets Estate of Buffalo Bill.
Denver.—The will of the late Col.
William F. Cody. (Buffalo Bill) will be
filed at Cody. Wyo., in a few days.
Cordell.—The sixth annual session
of the West Oklahoma Conferene
Woman’s Missionary Society was held
last week at Cordell. The meeting
was not only the most spiritual ever
held in Ihe history of the conference,
but much important business was
It was unanimously decided to build
a girls’ dormitory at the state uni-
versity, which shall be the property
of the Woman’s Missionary Society.
Officers elected for 1917 were:
Mrs. R, M. Campbell, Oklahoma City,
president; Mrs. R. K. L. Morgan, Ard-
more, first vice president: Mrs. Robert
Campbell, Anadarko, second vice presi-
dent; Mrs. R. S. Satterfield, Lawton, re-
cording secretary; Mrs. H. C. Booo, Norl
man, secretary: X.rs. M. H. Dodson,
Man gum, treasurer; Mrs. C. L. Canter,
Martha, superintendent study and pub-
licity; Miss Lida Doshiell, El Reno as-
sistant superintendent, publicity; Mrs. W.
H. Roper, Manguin, superintendent so-
cial service; Mrs. L B. Slmw, Gotebo,
Council alternates, Mrs. C. L. Canter
and Mrs. R. E. L. Morgan; representa-
tive to assembly at Guthrie, Mrs. C. L.
District secretaries—Ardmore district,
Mrs. H. A. Cherry, Ardmore; Chickasha
district, Mrs. C. It. Kimbro, Chickasha;
Clinton district, Mrs. A. J. Welch, Clin-
ton; Lawton district. Mrs. VV. H. Decker,
Altus; Mangurn district, Mrs. J. W.
Sims, Mangurn; Hooker district, Mrs. J.
Kinsev, Texhoma; Oklahoma City
district, Mrs. J. A. Mercer, Oklahoma
both listened to their
Their chief compalint consists
j in the fact that their tribal payments.
1 in some instances, have been hel.i
| up for the reason that the Indians re-
fuse to adhere to regulations sought
to be enforced by Superintendent C.
V. Stinchecum of the Kiowa agency
with respect to the "ghost” and
“gift’ dances. The Indians’ version
Is: “White man, he dance—why not
let Indian dance?” The Kiowa su-
perintendent claims the dances are
of such a nature as to be detrimental
to the social development and moral
welfare of the Indian.
While here the Indians took advan-
tage of the opportunity to call at the
White House for the purpose of pay-
ing their respects to "The Great
PLAN SAND CLAY ROAD.
New Highway Being Constructed
Across Cleveland County.
NEW SCHOOLS AT CAPITAL
Four Junior Highs Planned at Okla-
Oklahoma City.—Reconsidering a
previous action when it voted to call
an election for a $500,000 bond issue,
the Oklahoma City board of educa-
tion, without a dissenting vote, set
January 30 as the date for an elec-
tion on a $50,000 bond issue.
The money is to be used in the
construction of four instead of three
junior high schools, costing $110,000
each; purchasing of equipment
of $50,000 for building sites; new
slate blackboards for entire system
costing $25,000; repairs to the Irving
school building (formerly used as the
state capitol), which will be used as
an administration building, $25,000,
and the other $30,000 for architects'
fess and incidentals.
Judge Adopts the Prisoner.
Durant.—Instead of sending a 14-
year-old lad brought before him for
stealing a w'atch, to the state reform-
atory, County Judge Paullin announc-
ed that he would give the lad a chance
to make good by taking him into his
home. The boy told the court that
he had no home of his own and had
had none for six years. This is the
second orphan Judge Paullin has
adopted. The first was a little girl
whose mother was unable to care lor
Norman.—A sand-clay road across
Cleveland county is to be built by the
Norman chamber of commerce and
the farmers of Cleveland county, un-
der the direction of the Cleveland
county commissioners, according to a.
statement made by Dr. A. H. Van
Vleet, president of the chamber of
commerce and chairman of the good
roads committee of that organization.
The road is on the route running
through Chickasha, Blanchard, Nor-
man and Shawnee and crosses the-
Norman-Canadian bridge, claimed by
Cleveland county people to be the
best wagon bridge on the entire-
course of the South Canadian.
Eight miles of the road have al-
ready been improved and work will
soon begin on the remaining twenty-
four. The construction is to be car-
ried on entirely by donations of money
New Chemistry Building Dedicated.
Norman—The new chemistry hair
at the University of Oklahoma, for
which dedicatory services were held
on Friday, January 26, is declared by
scientists to be the most modern
building of the kind in America. Plans
were drawn by Dr. Edwin DeBarr,
head of the chemistry department and
vice-president of the University of
Oklahoma, after an inspection trip-
covering the leading universities and
scientific laboratories in the United
States and Europe.
Governor R. L. Williams gave the
principal opening address in the cere-
monies on Jan. 26.
New York -One of the largest "mel- According to Judge William A Walls,
ons ever dmded by an industrial cor- C0linsel for Mrs Cody tno bu,k of the
ho 1: ad and the house then set on
ire. Hewitt was arrested and taken
o jail at Seattle after a mob had
hreateried violence. Examinations of
he bod’es by the coroner revealed
sat their -kills had been crushed.
I the children were insured.
poration was announced when the di-
rectors of the Bethlehem Steel Cor-
estate. valued at about $65,000, is to
go to the widow. This does not in-
poration increased the common stock ' c!tlde a valuable collection of trophies
from i ls per cent to In per cent quar- which is also to become the property
terly; recommended a 200 per cent of Mrs. Cody. judge Walls also stated
common stock dividend or bonus, and that a painting of Buffalo Bill bv Pa
also offered the common stcckbo ders picina> a noted Italian artist. win be
the right to subscribe to $15.000.000 given l0 the city of Denver bv the
new stock at par on tbe basis of share wi(lcw
Fairmont to Bliss Railroad Planned.
Oklahoma City.—Charter for the
Enid & Northwestern Railroad Com-
pany. a new railroad for Garfie’d
county, was granted las: week. Capi-
tal stock of the company is $200,900
and the estimated co-t of the line js
$400,000. The line will run from Fair-
mont to Bliss with a branch line to
Tonkawa. Stockholders of the com
pany are: J. A. Frates of Springfield,
Messrs. J. A. Frates. Jr., Dilworth,
Okla.; William Matthews of Scott.
Kan., and J. H. Grant and Jack Jones
of Oklahoma City.
Fatal End to a Good Time.
Durant.—Will Bledsoe, a well to do
farmer living west of Caddo, was:
killed in Durant by T. L. Henderson.
Bledsoe was leaving the rooms of a
Mrs. Rutherford, who lives in the
house occupied by Henderson. Hen-
derson admitted the killing, but re-
fused to give any reason for his act.
All the parties concerned in the trag-
edy are married, but Bledsoe and Mrs.
Rutherford are separated from their
spouses. Henderson is being held in
the county jail on a charge of murder.
Police Accused of Murder.
Tulsa—After a hearing which
lasted through nine days, three of the
five members or the Tulsa police de-
partment who were chnrged w th D'**
murder of Vernon Hatfield he rig’t
of January 12, were held Tor trial be-
fore the district court. Those held
were: H. H. Townsend, assistant
chief; William Scbuc and Ramey Mil-
ler, detectives. Richard Nelson and
Carl Lewis were released, their cases
being dismissed. Each of those he'd
for trial made bond In th« sum of
, $7,500 and was released.
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