The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 7, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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GERMANY HAS GIVEN UP - NOW FOR A WORLD WIDE PEACE - MAY DEMOCRACY REIGN FOREVER.
THE CHANDLER TRIBUNE
\' e are Boosters for Our Country, H ome and Our Soldier Boys.
Entered at tBe Chandler, Oklahoma, Post Office as Second Class Mail, Under Act of March 3, 1879.
CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY', NOVEMBER 7, 1918.
ARMISTICE REPORTED SIGNED
At noon today the people of Chandler and for miles around
We.jeiuU1?ri?e<^ anc^ Saddened to hear the blast of the fire whistle
and that of every other whistle in town, which was the first
intimation that peace had been declared and that Germany had
signed the armistice which would close the greatest war in the
history of mankind. Guns were fired and the whistles were
blown for about three hours.
Unofficial dispatches were received stating that Germany
bad signed the armistice at eleven o’clock today and that the
.lighting ceased about two hours later.
Foch’s terms are known to include provisions which will pre-
vent resumption of hostilities, thus bringing to an end the great-
est war of history.
Allied armies were tearing through the German front on a 150
mile front at the time the armistice was signed and were driving
the enemy in utter rout. Americans took Sedan this morning and
great gains were made at all point on the battle front.
. surrender sees the kaiser’s army so entangled
in the meshes of their own predicament as to make it impossible
for them ever to have reached the German frontier except as a
remnant. Had the war continued it would in reality have become
a massacre The Germans have suffered such great casualties in
their efforts to get out of France and Belgium as has threatened
the annihilation of all Germany’s military man-power There is
no truth in the report that the last phase of the war has shown
the Germans as masters in the art of retreat. Their efforts to
reach their own territory in such big haste had been a failure.
Hindenburg was only half way and unable to make the rest of the
way with an army fit to defend the Rhine.
A LIBERTY SACRIFICE.
LT. ARTHUR J. MATHENY
SGT. CHARLEY BOUSE
SAM A. PIDCOCK
uay night. you can over bere for> Mother, a fel-
low sure does like to get letters. It
AMOUNT OF BONDS BOUGHT
BY LINCOLN COUNTY BANKS.
W ASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—It was officially announced at the
state department at 2:15 o’clock this afternoon that the Germans
had not signed armistice terms.
WASHINGTON, November 7.—Navy cable censors reported
today an unofficial message had come through from abroad an-
nouncing that the Germans had signed the armistice terms, de-
livered by Marshall Foch. No authority was given for the state-
ment and while it added to the air of expectancy everywhere, offi-
cials said nothing except an official dispatch could be believed.
Neither the American government nor any of the allies’
embassies or war missions had been advised that Marshal Foch
actually had presented the armistice terms. It was assumed, how-
ever, that the German envoys had been conducted through the
French lines sometime during the day.
TWO MORE YEARS OF
ridge Evans, James Iva Mavs, Paul
Mark Nelson, Charles W. Braden,
COMPANY B SUSTAINS
Report comes to The Tribune this I later they were transferred to Camp
week that Company B., of the old I Bowie, Texas.
First Regiment, Ok. N. G., who are i Last spring they sailed for France
now in France and was put on the] and early in October they were put
firing line early last month, has been nn Kat-t-m r»„™f <------
badly shot to pieces. This company
wits comprised almost entirely of the
boys from Chandler and Lincoln
Before the present war ’they were
on the Mexican border for almost a
year and it was only a few days after
their return from the border that
they were called into federal servise
and went into training at Fort Sill,
°.n battle front where the heaviest
fighting was taking place and during
an attack on the German line Lt.
Arthur J. Matheny, Sgt. Charley
Bouse, Forest Cox, Cleason Dale and
Sam A. Pidcock were killed.
All commissioned officers of our
company are reported to have been
killed or wounded, there'were thirty-
eight killed and wounded out of Co.
OLDEST NEWSPAPER MAN IN
STATE DIES FROM BURNS.
PURCELL, Nov. 5—W. H. Walker,
reputed to have been the oldest news-
paper editor in Oklahoma in point
_ j (1917), lien Rnv Ri-irlo-e °f service, was buried here today fol-
The election held last Tuesday was |.;]wood J)ecker' Kent Heinriie- ’ Cion 1 low'nK <lcat'1 Monday; resulting from
mewhat ^uiet, the voters not going j jenninKS Hart,’Ray Evert WooNe* 1 burns sustained when his clothing
way, the j ,;0hn Raymond Vandecenter Janies1 acoi<)ent,y caught fire at Jiis home
vote was light and the result is that ^ ClSHTO Fvm- I Friday night. Chief Justice* John F.
StfYSSS 3MB 2=r - "» •**- t*—
one, which is commissioper, Louis
Whitt, democrat, from the first dis-
trict. However the race between the
democrats and republicans was very
much closer than that of former elec-
tions as you will see by the following
FOR COUNTY JUDGE
Ira E. Billingslea, R_________2287
J. J. Dims, D. _____________1495
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY
Thos. G. Andrews, R.___;____2274
S. A. Cordell, D. _______ 1T>68
H. L. Brown, R.__________
U. S. Grant, D. _______
Brown’s majority --
FOR COURT CLERK '
i H. W. Stoltenberg, R. _
Dudley Smith, I).
pert, Francis Zebide Taylor Ralph! c?urt’ was one °* the speakers at
Harrold Townsend, Oscar Cook, I *1‘s funeral.
Emery Campbell, Lee Roy Christv Walker was 65 years old.. He
Ivan Francis Williams, William Den-' (,ame to what is now the state of
nie Wilson, Clarence Orville Hart,! Oklahoma in 1889 and took charge
Lewis Joe Duzi, Joseph John Soder- 0<’ the Purcell Register, which had
Following is the report of the Lib-
erty Loan committee showing the
amount of Liberty Bond quotas for
the different banks of the county and
the amount of bonds purchased by
or through these banks.
Name of Bank Quota Amt. Sub.
Bank of Agra -----$14,750 $19,700
First State (Avery 8,500 6,800
Carney State Bank 11,000
First State, Chandler 40,750
First Nat., Chandler 66,000
Union Nat. Chandler 41,750
First Bank, Fallis.. 1,500
Bank of Kendrick,. 9,000
Citizen Bank Meeker 28,250
Bank otf Meeker___16,000
First State, Prague 21,750
First Nat., Prague. 41,750
Prague National____ 22,750
Farmers & Mer-
chants, Sparks.-. 15,000
First Nat., Stroud.. 21,250
Stroud National____ 35,000
Farmers & Mer-
Wellston State______ 12,500
First Nat., Wellston 12,500
School Land Money Appro-
priated to Lincoln County 11,850
Railroad Employees buying
Bonds ___________________ 11,400
kinda keeps him cheered up a little.
I am sure glad Robert is getting
along so well and hope he will get
alright and tell him I have seen some
of these boches the last month or
so. I have been over the top three
times and still feel lucky. I went in
the ***♦; now hut not so far away
from them. I am back here in some
**** and when they go off they
sure do jar things around here.
Write and tell me about Ora Elliott.
Did he ever go to the army? Well,
tell Robert that I will try and get
enough of these boches that he won’t
have to come over—I will try and
get enough for both of us. Hope he
don’t have to come and maybe he
won’t for things from what I hear,
are looking pretty good just at the
present. Tell Tom that I would like
to be there and help him pick out his
crop. Well as news is scarce I will
close for this time, as ever.
Joe Perry, Co. F., 357th Inf.,
American E. F.
To Mrs. Elmo D. Flynt.
France, October 17, 1918.
No doubt you have already heard
of Charley’s death and I hope you
received my cable saying that I was
alright. I have been wanting to write
to you for ever so long but have not
had an opportunity to do so as we
have been on the go now for over
two weeks and I have not had the
time, opportunity nor material for
writing; neither could I have mail-
ed it could I have written.
I will tell you all I can of Charley’s
death. I do not know whether it will
pass muster or not, I hope so though.
Our regiment went “over the top” on
the 8th of October and in less than
strom, Loyd Aaron Brixey, John
Lewis Wilson, Elmer Earl Ohmert,
Alva Jackson Jones, Herman C. Dahl-
ke, Floyd Alva Anderson, Clyde Os-
wald Pidcock, Albert Franklin Stay-
ton, Edwin Sudeth McFarland, Joe
Harris, Birch Saulsberry, Eugene
White, Earl Goff, Otto Keith Brown,
Oran Franklin Harper, Elmer Phines
Haley, William Preston Green, Elisha 1 He was past grand chancellor of the
B. Moore, Jr., Monroe Campbell, I order of Knights of Phythias in Ok-
Vernon Earnest Kaup, Wesley Mid-! lahoma.
-101J dleton, Chris Martin Osterman, Del-' -----
- , bert Lewis, Geo. Franklin Lowry, I
Estel Earnest Westover, John Onder-1
been established in 1887, third news-
paper in the territory. Altogether,
he was in the business forty years in
Missouri and Oklahoma togteher. re-
tiring two years ago.
Walker was one of the earliest
single statehood advocates and was
responsible for the calling of one
of the first statehood conventions.
Mr. and rMs. E. O. Blakley of the _
Kendrick chapter, were callers at From Clarke Key.
headquarters Wednesday. j France, October 15, 1918.
Mrs. John Wagoner, correspond-1 France, October 15, 1918.
ent lor the Yeomen has handled the My Dear Parents:
chapter a check for $5.00, a donation This leaves me well and getting! two hours after the fight oi«w
irom the lodge, whicn is greatly ap- along fine. I have not had time to! Charley was killed. He and another
I” 4C,i V' '' , write very much for several days1 hoy of Co. B were in the same shell-
AR chapter reports should be mail- for we have not been in one place! hole to keep out of the sharpnell fire
eu . t. Louis not later than the 7th long enough to write. i of the German artillery. The lines
it each month. This report is a sum- It is muddy and chilly here now started forward again up the hill and
inary of all chapter and branch trans- and a fellow does hang to his over he and the other boy started to get
actions for the month and cannot he coat. We have been moving around out of the hole to go forward again,
marie up with any degree of accuracy in the mud and it sure is some travel-! hut just as Charley’s head came over
unless these branch reports are. re- jng. | the rim of the shell-hole he was hit
eeived. Up to the 7th of November i sure would like to see a paper by a German snipper. He was hit
reports have not been received from this morning and see what the news : directly in the forehead. He never
Agra, Carney, Sparks, Douglas, Ken- jSt ]t sure looks good, what I’ve seen I spoke a word—never even knew he
dnek, Wellston, Forest and Daven- the last few days. Bill sure better1 was hit. When he was taken from
port. This is almost one-half the , decide on doing something pretty soon I the hole to be buried, he was lying
county reports. ( ant these he sen^ jj doesn’t \vapt the Yanks to coiritj j ih tho same position with his rifle
m more nearly on time. and get him for they aren’t going to j in his hands and without a trace of
i ---' wait always for him to decide what agony on his face. Lt. Ows ey v\a
HKD CROSS ELECTION. j to do. I the burial officer for the regiment
i wrote to Edna yesterday for the and he promised „ie ne wou,o get
RED CROSS NOTES.
-----7’ilo ek’ Pald U. Vassal', George Cornue,! The Christmas cartons have been
_____1448 Willi.™ U_____,tr, r 1 . ! _____ ;___l - l _ i ... i , ,1. -
Election of officers for the Chand-1 first time in about a week. This is J Charley’s personal effects for me and
ler branch American Red Cross, will' the first time I’ve written to you for1 also set‘ that his grave was properly
be held in the district court room at j about a week and a half. 1 got a i marked and that he was properly
the court house next Monday night at letter from Edna the 12th at LflKcmp ! buried.- Owsley did all this but
7:19 o clock. Epery member of the; but haven’t heard from you folks fori some of the hoys must have gotten
' handler branch is urged to he pres- about two weeks. 1 suppose I will I most of his things for all Owsley had
ent and. participate in the selection of I get several Utters at once for that is ! was his fountain pen, a note-hook,
otiicers. r ..u„ .-.i ..... ......ti letter and several pictures. I have
the way I generally get my mall.
I am not playing trombone any' them now and am going to send them
0. . , ... 0„ William O. Hoggatt, Winford Lee1 received and mav be obtained at the ?r.ders have been received, . ......„„ ----------- , .. ,
wvT.feDe01'11 I Miller. James B. F. Griggs, Horace court house. The first label pre- 1 dlvi®ion headquarters at St. more. 1 went to our band leader the home as soon as we leave the front
p1. p ^ .... r ' Tettleton, Raymond Everard Simon, sented was from Leo McAmis last ,'l>a,s' as t° the method of holding other day and asked him for a cornet. Dt- Matheny, Lt. < arrigan, (Stdl-
u u'niey’ ii 7—n George Ridyeway, Henry Brown, (or! Monday. Since then a number of ,M J taAl?ns' n compliance with: | am „ure out „f practice on one hut! water). I.t. Lowry, (Stillwater),
F (IRC () U \ T Y ^T R F ASUR E~R~ ^° Brauer). Clvde William rvnivo,. rr : nil,,,,. lv,v« m n™nni,oc rults lai“ down a nominating com-! ;r i ,r,,i i i Cant. Pearce, Corpl. Hanner, Lt.
O. L. Rea, R. ________
Brauer), Clyde William Craiyer, El-! others have comedn. Branches should 'HIV* 6°wn^ a, nominating com- j jf [ ever ge(, where 1 can practice G 1 aPt- J’earce, I orpl.
Win, Leslie Hubbell, Ray Dean West,1 either come in for^these boxes or, j ^ ?s se*ected at the lust meet- (jon’t, thing it will take long to pick "Squad Harrison, Waldo Limb,
i Tortor n 7i"iw Jrw'n Hudspeth, Albert Hall John ] send for them. A considerable small-j !"K,<l,,tae committee. It [it up again. Both our solo cornet; fMarrietta), „
’ ' 1 1 Hayyard^ Leonard E. Buck, Vernon er number have been received than , , ,■ this committee to pre- ( p]ayers al-e ja the hospital with a bad 1 Sparks, one of the 1 ideock ■ am
Bass’ majority ______
FOR COUNTY ASSESSOR
Jno. F. Snyder, R. ______
J. O. Lay, D.___________
FOR COUNTY WEIGHER
J. B. Cox, R.____________
J. C. Ferguson -
mmm, wmmmmrns mmm
using funds with which to pur-1 ' 'm' i I saw A«h Docely and
n wr d d oiqi --------- Myers, John Jefferson An- shipment will probably follow.
O. W Bass, R. -------------2194 (lersoni Roy Crailj William J. Rader, “
T° Henyer. D.^------------i557 | George Henry Wade, Dewitt Baker,
Tom Brown, Charley J. Lively, James
T. Holmon, Edward Morris, Herman
S. Long, Bert Bradway, Lewis Go-
key, Dan Earl Foster, B. H. Brown,
Clifford A. Kennedy,
eon?! Clifford A Kennedy, Cecil Roy Ken-
-f! nedy, John Albert Davis, Jr, Ralph
coo1 Kichard MoPeterson, Leo Bowers.
Before leaving the boys had their
pictures taken on the court house
Cox’s majority _____
FOR COUNTY SURVEYOR
J. W. Caldwell, R._______
COMNHSSIONER FTRST DISTRICT INFLUENZA QUARANTINE
Chas8 R M'ears!' 562 j T0 BE RA1SEI> SATURDAY.
Whitt’s majority ________ 34 TO ALL CITY AND COUNTY OF-
COMMISSIONER SECOND DIST. j FICIALS:
E. W. Hoyt, R.-------------- 9071 Notice is hereby given that the
Hugh Dean ---------------- 670, state-wide influenza quarantine order
Hoyt’s majority_ -------- 237) imposed by the state board of health
COMMISSIONER THIRD DISTRICT on October 18, wjll be lifted at mid-
P. G. Rawdon, R.______
W. E. Pritchett, D._____
Rawdon’s majority ..
BOYS WHO LEAVE FOR
John Richard Gardner, Roy Phillip
Raupe, Clyde J. Biswell, Elmer
Evans Brown, Walden Emmett Hunt,
Herman Huchinson, Henry A. Rice,
Carl Graham Martin Luther Hop-
kins, George W. Scott, Jr., Clarence
are’raising funds with which to pur-j “Xe‘coVLueewillriertlt^^h saw Arth IJocely and Alford yester-1 the attack and somehow he knew he
chase tobacco cie-ars o-um etc for “uti'e committee will elect its chair- , Thpv arp hoth eetHne- alomr would he killed for he said to me.
the boys leaving here’Friday. These | ^ r’ a^d a^noXh’ea^sstenf ' fu'v- 1 haven’t seen E. lloldcraft for “Ftyntie, I will be the first one kill-
will he furnished instead of the uler dn<' a.PP0lnt hea,is of al1 f>tand-, allout a wppk j ed tomorrow and I can feel it. now._
night Saturday, November 9.
Following that time, churches,
schools and theaters may be re-open-
ed and. public gatherings permitted
DR. JOHN W. DUKE, I i'iary
State Commissioner of Health.
lunches*5 which^t* was not deemed t^el ' committee mm i ^ from Co. B. were just to1 WelTC was one of the very first if
to put up owing to the epidemic of j tio^d t atlRfd CrosK rooms on the left of us down on the Metz front | J /'"^nded "boy out of the
influenza claiming victims in so ( Wednesday night of this week and but I didn t get to see any of them. wire He was shot through
m ?°mjSir w w • from the membership of the branch „ome ®ome neck and just lived long enough
• ^G- Brtnt and H. Hams Were ^.ted the names of thirty members. Beaver county bunch that was trans- ^ say “Well, boys they got me.”
in Oklahoma City on Wednesday at- But jn order that no one be by anv ferred from Camp Travis last April at bom^ can realize what
tending a Red Cross meeting: at wh ch ; chanee overl„oked, it was decided to 1 hut I didn’t get to see them. beR “ ar is, no one at home can ever
Mr. Simmons, manager of the South , ^ jjst open untii Saturday are ,in a rest camp now but do | ^ ^ men suffer in war and no
western Division was in attendance., night Any member desiring addi- n,A know how lo''g we will stay here. X 0f u, here will ever know what a
A shipment of sixteen bed shirts! tjonai nominations is requested to ! sa)v a .Rapeala, *ew minute-s aK° hen R is to receiVe notice that a son,
has been receded from Avery send tbp names to j. R Nichols,' ancl )*<1 Bill will have to do better brotber or husband has been killed—
Mrs, O. M. Hadley of the Stroud j,hone o28 or 299. i 'nak« a better proposition than he w ever know how dreadful
chapter, was a headquarters visitor At Monday night’s meeting each1 has before he can get nd of the Yanks . h unccrtaintv in which you dear
Monday , | member preset^ will be given a print- f(>r they re just like these Irish bull! ones at home live—I just know that
The Junior auxiliary of the Stroud ed list of the nominees, they will dogs—stay as long as there s even ,, ' worrying all the time for us
chapter, has received as its quota select e]even from this list, scratching a small chance for a scrap. - .....
300 shot hags 4x7 which will 6e j out tbe names of those remaining on! Well, it's dinner time so will close
made there. j the list. A committee will immediate- ! and eat up something. Write often
Misses Jence Holland, ( nnstine j jy the returns and announce the and tell the boys 1 like to hear from
Squires, Viola Finch, Helen Hoyt and . resuR as stated above—the elc
Doris Cunningham of the Junior aux-
PLEASE PAY YOUR SECOND RED
CROSS WAR FUND PLEDGE.
result as stated above—the eleven
receiving the most votes to he the
The list so far selected is as fol-
lows: D. J. Norton, Jno. Wagner, H. j
W. Stoltenberg, O. L. Rea, L. L.
Lewis, A. S. Hiatt, T. J. Hinchey, Ed. •
— -............ , G. Keegan, G. A Pyle., F. A. Ritten-j
Mrs. F. B. Hoyt, supervisor of, house, Ross Blackburn, Walter Cur-!
j ^ g k Conklin, Mrs. F. B. Hoyt, '
Mrs. L. B. Nichols, Mrs. W. H. Davis,
under the direction of Mrs.
Patrick, spent Tuesday afternoon
making the scrap books for the hos-
pitals. Our Juniors have been as-
signed seventy-five of these scrap
books and ten rag rugs.
. Nationa! Rod Cross headquarters | tbe surgical dressings department,
Willis qtiil rhirlev Weslev Babek i prompt pa/™ert ,alJ on last Monday made shipment to St., y]r3 , H Nictlols, Mrs. W. H. Davis,
wnh s ’ Skelton Paul Sanders' , 'f w. " r!??""1 °f Second Red Louis of 110 paper hacked pads. 200, Mrs H. B. Gilstrao, Mrs. H. W. Stolt
Ralph Rickard. Beverly Edward Gib-j The Sedge cards are at the banks 1 8xk wipeS, 3600 2x2 "'peS ‘n ten ! Mrs P. F. Sennett, Mrs. E.
cfarence ^rvi 1^ ICemp* llrl- Vl' “8 j "t? quarantine will he raised next S^i T^Br^. A.
^mAnd’rew?rWesl^rVEdga™*WaUey,I P°88,Ue- „ utDDI, I week and it is especially urged that! n. Wright, & o. Finch, J, J. Gay-
them too, even if I never write to
Best regards to everybody.
As ever your son,
Musician Thos. C. Key,
Hdq. Co., 357th Inf.. Band,
American Ex. Forces,
A. P. O., France.
Jesse Lee Curpenter, William Oscar
Dibler, Burton Elmer Stanton, Eld-
H. W. HARRIS,
Cross War Fund.
I everyone come out to help in com- j man, Roy Dawson, Sam Goldstein. A.
Red nUHmr th<* nuntn of surgical dress- TC Patrick Henry Heilman
*. pleting the quota of surgical dress- jr Patrick, Henry Heilman.
I ings assigned us for this month. I Bear in mind the election is open
From Joe Perry.
Somewhere in France, Oct. 6, 1918.
Dear Mother and All:
Will write you a few lines in
answer to your most kind and wel-
come letter received yesterday and
sure was glad to hear from you.
This leaves me o. k. and hope these
few lines will find you all the same.
—Etta if I could only help you out
a little bit now how glad I would be
—if I could only say something to
ease the pain in your heart how glad
I would be, but I do not know what
to do nor what to say to you now-
hut please remember this—there is
not a sorrow in the world 1 would not
bear for you nor a pain in the world
I would not bear for you—and re-
member that while you grieve for
Charley, I grieve with you and that
I am so sorry to think that I cannot
write the words of consolation that
my heart feels.
Give my love to your mother and
remember me as
Elmo D. Flynt.
1st St. 142 Inf. 36th Division,
American E. F.
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