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ARDMORE, OKLA., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 1914.
'COTTON (AMENDMENT TO THE
WAR TAX MEASURE WAS
BEFORE CONGRESS TODAY.
FOR NIGHT SESSION
Expected that Night Session of Con
gress Will Be Held Senate Com
mittee Strikes Out Tax Imposed on
'Washington, Oct. 14. The proposal
to amend the war tax bill with a
rider for purchasing five million bales
of cotton by the government, was
brought before congress today, and
a night session Is expected.
The senate finance committee dem
ocrats today decided to strike out
the war tax Imposed on proprietary
medicines on. the ground that It
taxed the poor man.
CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN
ERAL WILL FIRE FIRST GUN IN
STATE CAMPAIGN IN THIS
COUNTY. . , ,
Hon. S. P. Freeling, democratic
nominee for attorney general, will
devote Friday, October 16, to Carter
county. He will speak at Wilson
Friday morning and will come back
here and go to Berwyn where he
will speak at 2:30 In the afternoon,
and at 3:30 he will speak at Spring
er. At night he will speak In Ard-
more at the county court house
Mr. Freeling resides In Shawnee,
Okla. He was a candidate for the
same office In the first campaign,
and at that time carried a majority
of the votes In this county. He is
a man who by his own efforts and
by the greatest sacrifices has climbed
the ladder of usefulness. His life
Is an inspiration to struggling young
manhood, and It will be of Interest
to the high school boys to hear him.
With the exception of H. L. Wil
liams, who heads the ticket, Mr.
Freeling Is said to bo the best orator
that Is making the state this year.
His will be the first cnmpaign speech
es in the county this year and there
will be large crowds to hear him at
his different speaking dates.
Rev. Matthews, candidate for com
missioner of charities and corrections,
will speak In Ardmore Monday after
noon, October 19.
Judge Williams, candidate for gov
ernor, will speak here at night on
Friday, October 23.
TEXAS SHERIFF KILLS.
Sheriff Carlisle at Liberty Texas,
Liberty, Texas, Oct. 14. Sheriff
Carlisle last night shot and killed
Ed Wood, a road contractor, here.
Carlisle claims self defense.
Bills vs. Johns.
In the district court the case of
M. Gorman et al., vs. J. H. Carlock, et
al., is attracting considerable atten
tion not alone from the fact that the
suit involves some valuable oil land,
but from the fact that fiie names of
the litigants and attorneys blend Into
harmonious song. There Is a Mike
and a Jake involved in the struggle,
but aside from these two, all the rest
are either John or Bill.
For instance, John McCarty, John
Carlock, Dill Johnson, Bill Harreld
Bill Cruce and Bill Potter, and Jake
Moore and Mike Gorman.
S. P. MINE
Texas House Passes Bill Separating
Gins from Oil Mills.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 14. -The house
today passed the gin-mill divorce
ment bill by a vote of 55 to 39.
In the senate, Wiley introduced a
resolution against cotton acreage re
duction. ORGANIZATION PROVING TO BE
COTTON BELT VIOLENCE IS
SAID TO BE THREATENED.
The night rider movement in this
country Is likely to prove more serious
than some of the people suspect. It
was stated here today by a man who
has spent practically all the year
with the cotton farmers of Carter
Garvin and Murray counties, and
he states that the organization was
brought here from Texas and Louis
iana, that It has proven to be a con-
v HioriciJ' ,C0tton-Browm8 coun
ties ot o.wJ scefy - ore hold
ing frequent meetings 'fectlng
Here is about what they stand for:
They will repudiate their debts be
fore they will pay them with cotton
at a less price than ten cents a
pound. They will pay what they
owe if tbey can get ten cents for
the cotton. They will permit no sales
of cotton at a less price than ten
cents; they will punish those neigh
bors who sell for a less price, be
fore they will be outdone, they will
notify gins that they must close
down, and will destroy by fire such
Lgins as are operated In violence of
orders. As a last resort they will
destroy by fire ' all cotton wherever
they find It, whether in home yards
In gin yards, or in warehouses.
In cases where persons whether
collectors or the officers of the
county come to take cotton upon
which mortgages are held, these per
sons will be told quietly to return
to their homes without the cotton.
If they persist In taking the cotton
resistance will be made by force,
and there will be guns brought Into
Whether our informant Is correct
or not, cannot be determined, but
he says he has this information from
what he considers a reliable source.
He also states that the organization
is not merely a local one, that it
extends or is being extended through
out the entire cotton belt of the
Our informant Is of the opinion
that the bankers and merchants and
money lenders who hold mortgages
on cotton would better take enough
cotton at ten cents a pound to settle
any debts that the farmers owe.
While cotton is at a lower price,
money lenders will not take cotton at
ten cents to pay off the mortgages,
and there Is no doubt but that the
movement will cause more or less
trouble if it Is organized throughout
the south, as our Informant believes
it is. It is sincerely hoped by all
that no violence will be resorted to.
FALLING OFF CF MORE THAN
ONE MILLION BALES FOR THE
FIRST TWO MONTHS OF THE
Washington, Oct. 14. The census
bureau report today shows that on
account of the European war, cotton
exports fell off more than one mill
ion bales for the first two months
of the cotton season as compared
to the same period last year. At
the. same time the imports of for
eign cotton increased, the foreign
grom n cotton . having do other market
SHOWN ON COT
GERMANS TRY REPETITION OE
RAPID SWEEPING MOVEMENT
French and British Troops Have Invaded Belgium to
Stay Indicated Advance of the Germans At Ostend
French Marines Charged Germans with Bayonets,
capturing Four Hundred and Killing Six Hundred
Fifty Thousand Germans Marching Through Ghent
Toward Ypres, now Occupied by Allies Germans
May Occupv Ostend and Northern Coast of France
Unless British Warships Can Beat Them Off Two
French Generals Killed.
LONDON Oct. 14. The Germans are seemingly
attempting to repeat their rapid sweeping campaign,
which five weeks ago took them almost to Paris. To stay
this advance, the French and British troops have invaded
Reuter dispatches says that near Ostend the French
marines charged with their bayonets, capturing four
hundred Germans. Six hundred Germans were killed in
The English and French occupy Ypres, which is in
Belgium near Ghent. Fifty thousand Germans are re
ported marching through Ghent toward Ypres.
It seems probable that the Germans will occupy Ost
end and perhaps the north French coast, unless the Brit
ish warships can beat them off.
Two French Generals Slain.
PARIS, Oct. 14. French General Rondony was kill
ed while leading his troops against the Germans. The
time and place have not been given. The famous French
General Margot was also killed in the fighting near Ar
ras. Two English nurses wrere killed by a shell hitting
the hospital behind the allies' center.
More German Bombs.
Nancy, Oct. 14. German aeroplanes
yesterday dropped three bombs here,
injuring three persons In a railway
German Fleet Sighted.
London, Oct. 14. The great German
fleet flying the flag of Prince Henry
of Prussia, is reported cruising off
the Aland Islands, at the mouth of
the Gulf of Bothnia.
Allies Aeroplanes Over Germany.
London, Oct. 14. Copenhagen re-
Chicago, 111, Oct. 11. Miss Huth
McCullaugh, a snake charmer, aged 20
and her companion, Clarence Mc
Cormack, aged 18, have been arrested
here for the murder of I. W. Wol
lat, a wealthy farmer In Iowa. Rob
bery is said to have been the mo
tive for the crime, the young pair
Treating Each Other Square.
"I have got four bales of cotton at
home and owe you $75.00 for goods,
what shall I do about It, it's up to
This remark was addressed to a mer
chant of the city this morning by a
man whom he had furnished and he
informed the farmer to keep his cot
ton and not worrry for the present.
The merchants of the city are gener
ally disposed to assist the farmer
In holding his cotton, and are extend
'ng credit wherever necessary.
DIVIDING THE SPOILS
TO BRAVES AND ATHLETICS
Boston, Oct. 13. Because of the
shortness of the world's series, the
club owners and national commission
divided a smaller sum than In any
series since 1910. The attendance at
Tuesday's game was 34.303 and the
receipts $02,653. Of tbi sum the
players received $33,832.02, the club
owners $22,555.08 and the national
The total attendance for the series
was 111,000. receipts $226,739; play
ers' share $121,900.94; each club's
BEING HELD 1
li e CHARGE
ports that the allies' aeroplanes ap
peared over Karlsruhe, Germany, yes
terday and escaped unhurt.
Aircraft in Engagement.
Toklo, Oct. 14. German and Jap
anese aviators had an air fight at
Tslng Tau yesterday, but neither was
Russians Leave Lemburg.
London, Oct. II. The Austrian
legation at Hague announces that
the Russians have evacuated Lem
berg after a hard fight.
Washington, Oct. 1 1. The Uni
ted States supreme court Is today
hearing arguments on the Oklahoma
bank guaranty law case.
The decision will determine wheth
er depositors In guaranty banks
throughout the country can forcJ
the state to reimburse them for loss
es in bank failures.
share $40,632.58, and the national
commission's portion $22,073. As win
ners, the Boston players received
0 per cent of $121,900.94, cr $73,
140.56, while the Atheltics as los
ers got $18,700.38.
Of the Boston club twenty-six
players are eligible to share in the
prize money, giving each man $2,-
S13.10, should the money be divided
equally. Of the Athletics, twenty
four players are entitled to divide
the losers' end, which would give
each Mackman $2,031.68 on a share
and share alike basis. The . plavcrs
of neither club have as yet notified
the national commission just how the
money will be divided. The play
ers receive less money than has
fallen to their lots since the series
of 1910. Each of the four umpires
receives $1,000. the money coming
from the national commission's per
centage of ' the profits.
The Want Ads offer a good pub
licity medium for the small dealer.
Wast Ad today will rent that
ON 01 AROMA
BOOZE TO DRY COUNTIES.
When Not Intended for Violation of
Law, May Be Shipped.
Austin, Tex., Oct. II. The court
of criminal appeal rules that in
toxicants may bo delivered in dry
territory of Texas alien it is shown
(hat it is not to be used for viola
tion of the laws.
CONCENTRATION PLANT HAS
BEEN COMPLETED ZINC IS
BEING MILLED IS OF HIGH
' W. P. Bard was here today from
the Arhucklo mountains, eight miles
from Davis, where ho has been de
voting his energies for several years
to develop his zinc and lead mines.
He states that the Goose Nest Min
ing and Milling company has recently
rebuilt its concentration plunt at the
mines. Zinc machinery experts from
mines at Joplin, Mo., came to do
the work, and they have finished it.
The plant Is now ready for operation,
except a supply of water. A moun
tain stream runs near the concen
tration plant, and a dam Is being
built across It. Water will be Im
pounded sufficient for the operation
ot the plant by next Monday, and
the machinery will bo ready for op
eration on that day.
The ore where the plant Is located
testa from 25 to 30 pounds of zluc
and lead for every 100 pounds of the
crude. The price paid per ton fluc
tuates like the rotton market fluc
tuates but is selling now at about
$50 a ton. The zinc mined here is
of a superior quality and sells for
more than the product from other
mines In Oklahoma.
Mr. Beard recently drilled a well
for water in the mountains and at
a depth of 40 feet found a strata of
mineral earth producing both silver
and gold. The strata Is forty feet
in thickness. Deposits of aluminum
were also found, and he believes that
the mines can be worked at a big
profit. The demand for zinc and
aluminum is good at this time and
the entire output of the mines can
be readily sold.
Mr. Beard Is a pioneer In the
development of the mineral wealth
of this section. He surrendered
his rich lands on Simon creek in
Ive county and took his allotment
mostly In the mountains on account
of the minerals he knew existed
there. For years he has been pa
tlently at work. He did not have
the funds to build a concentration
plant and ho spent many weary
months finding someone with the
money to build the plant who had
as much confidence In the mineral
wealth of the mountains as he had
He has succeeded now in obtain
ing connections with people who
have built the plant. It Is ready
for operation, or will be by next
Monday, and he hopes now that op
erations will not have to be sunt
down. As far as lie can see now,
all the barriers have been removed,
and wagons will soon be busy haul
ing the products from the town of
Davis, which is the closes loading
point on the railroad.
. CAR FINES
STRIKE FOR INCREASED WAGES
AND RECOGNITION OF UNION
CAUSES CARRANZA TO SEIZE
Mexico City. Oct. 12. (Delayed in
transmission). The Carranza govern
ment today seized the tramway lines
here at the point of the bayonet.
A strike for Increased wages and
union recognition has paralyzed the
AOE NOW READ!
PORTUGUESE CONGRESS EXPECT-
ED TO MEET NEXT FRIDAY
AND ORDER MOBILIZATION.
German Ambassador to Portugal Pre
paring to Leave Lisbon for Spain
Reported in Spain That Portu
gal Has Already Declared War.
London, Oct. 14. A Central News
Madrid dispatch says It is reported
from Lisbon that Portugal has de
clared war, but this la not con
firmed. A Lisbon Central News dispatch
says the German ambassador iti
Portugal is preparing to leave Usbon
The cabinet, Portuguese president
and leaders of all parties are re
ported to have agreed that congress
meet Oetobcr 16 to order mobiliza
tion of the Portuguese army.
LIGHT VOTE CAST, AND ELEC
TION WAS CLOSE TWELVE
MAJORITY OUT OF 238 VOTES
The result of yesterday's election
was In favor of ratifying the con
tract entered Into between the mayor
and the Ardmore Ice, Light and
Power company for a period of five
years for lighting the streets ot
The election was close, but a
small majority of the voters partici
pated In the election, as Interest was
lacking. 238 votes were cast, and of
that number 125 voted for the con
tract and 113 against it
Last night, at the regular meet
ing of tlie city commissioners, the
contract was ratified, and the mayor
ordered to make the contract with the
In the absence of Mayor Roberts
last night Commissioner Carter act
ed as mayor, pro tern. Aside from
the above, very little business was
Mr. Foster of the light and rower
company states that he is going to in
stall the new system as soon as
possible, and when the people see
what they are getting for the same
money or a little less they will be
sorry that they ever opposed the
contract at all.
TEXAS NEGRO LYNCHED.
Mob at Angleton, Texas, Hung Negro
to Tree, Taking Him from Jail.
Angleton, Tex., Oct 14. Jim Dur-
fee, a negro convicted of the brutal
murder of Mrs. J. M. Seitz of Post
City, Tex., in 1913, wan taken from
jail and hanged from a tree outside
of Angleton early today. The Jail
ors wei? overpowered and bound
by the mob.
S(andard Oil Reduction.
New York, Oct. II. The Standard
Oil company aunounced a reduction
of ten points in petroleum for ex
a New Orleans, La., Oct. 14. a
a The weather forecast for Okla- a
a homa for tonight is fair, with a
a probable frost; Thursday fair, a