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ARDMORE, OKLA., MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1915.
LABOR CONDITIONS IN ENGLAND
SUCH THAT THERE IS NO WORK
FOR STRANDED BELGIANS.
THEY MUST BE FED
Qovwumint to Feed Belgians Italy
Approve Stand of United State in
Protesting Against Interference with
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED.
Two Blacks Taken from Jail at We
tumka, Ala, and Lynched.
MontKomery, AJa., Jan. 4. Two
negroes, charged with implication in
the murdor of R. A. Stillwell, a
prominent farmer, were taken from
the Wetumka Jail this morning, and
Militia in automobiles are now
searching for the lynchers. The
Wetumka Jailer was orerpowerad
and bound in a ehair.
SEARCH FOR DIAMOND.
Loudon. Jan. 4. Ijioor conditions
throughout England are sue jji"
there is not work euotign r " .
than one In ten of the one hundreu
and sixty thousand Belgians now
stranded in England.
Apparently the government
oon btgain caring for them.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 4. The diamond
valued nt ten thousand dollars which
was stolen from a Jewelry store win
dow here Saturday evening in still
missing. The police are discussing
the advisability of an X-ray examina
tion of the stomach of Jimmy Wil
liams, the 17-year-old youth who
broke the window, running away with
several thousand dollars' worth of
other Jewelry, which was recovered
0 THE RUSSIAN All
Italy Gives Approval.
Rome, Jan. 4. The Rome newspa
pers publish statements to the effect
that Italy has adhered to the note of
protest which the United States gov
eminent has sent to the I'.ritish gov
ernment. As a matter of fact, the
Italian government has already made
representations to Great Britain re
garding the treatment of the merchant
vessels and the stoppage of raw ma
terials which Italy sought to import.
The Glornale d'ltnlia, referring to
"The Italian government has been
obliged to echo many complaints from
commercial and industrial classes
against the attempt of the belliger
ents practically to ainul the rights of
It expresses the belief that explana
tions will be offered and the situa
AND EXITS A
Capture of Another Carpathian Pass by Russian Troops
Opens the Way for Passage of Large Russian Army
Into Hungary Reports of the Russians, Germans
and Turks are at Variance Russians Claim to have
Bayoneted Several Hundred Hermans who Attempt
ed to Cross the Ilzura River German Trenches
Near Raw a Taken by the Russians Russians also
Claim Important Victory Over the Turks near Sara,
Kanysh Paris Claims that French Made Further
Progress in Town of Steinbach, Capturing Church
and Cemetery in Hand to Hand Struggles There.
LONDON, Jan. 4. The statements of the Russians,
Germans and Turks today are utterly irreconcilable. The
truth probably is that both the Turks and Russians are
inflicting sharp losses in the Caucasus fighting. If the
Russian claim of the capture of another Carpathian pass
is true, it probably means the first serious invasion of
Hungary by any large number of troops.
NEW AND OLD OFFICERS EX
CHANGE PLACES TODAY. ROU
TINE Work of offices is un
interrupted BY CHANGE.
EXPERTS DECLARE THAT BONES
FOUND NEAR SAN ANTONIO
" ARE THOSE OF PERSONS DEAD
FIVE TO TEN YEARS."
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 4. The
bones found near here Saturday
night have been in the sack in
which they were discovered fdr five
to ten years, according to Dr. Oeo.
R. Dah!el of Divine. Tex., who ex
At first sensational . reports were
spread that they were the bones of
tlie two Nelms sisters.
Pashiel said they are probably the
bones of a Mexican and his wife,
who were murdered eleven year
GIRL POISONED IN
A PRINTING SHOP
Chhgo, Jan. 3. Miss Mary Sheets,
a printer, who alleges she contract
ed lead oisonlng at the cases, was
awarded a verdict today of $10,000
in her suit against the International
Harvester company. The - case is
eaid to be the first in which lead
poisoning in printing shops has been
Miss Sheets testified that after
two years as a type distributor In
the harvester company's printing
plant, he became ill of lead poison
ing. The evidence showed she is
now a partial paralytic. More than
fifty printers testified, a large num
ber of them saying they never heard
of lead poisoning resulting from
work in a printing planL
There was a transformation scene
at the county court house this morn
ing whon the newly elected county of
ficers assumed the duties of office and
the retiring incumbents gracefully re
signed to the will of the sovereign
people as expressed at the polls last
Owing to the consolidation of sever
al offices by the legislature, the
change was not so great as it other
wise might have been. The district
Judge does not enter his office until
one week from today, and the follow
ing county officials had the oath of of
fice administered to them by Judge
Freeman this afternoon:
County Judge-elect T. W. Champion;
clerk of the courts F. S. Haynie;
county clerk, Shelton Tyre; county
attorney, A. J. Hardy; county treasur
er John Yell; county superintendent
of public Instruction, I M. Thurston;
county assessor, R. S. Hendon; sher
iff, Buck Garrett; and James R. Talia
ferro, G. W. Young and George Ev
ans, county commissioners from the
three commissioners districts.
The following appointees have been
announced by some of the heads of
department: Clerk of the courts, Miss
Ijena Glenn, S. M. Parker and W. A.
Martin; assistant county attorney, W.
F. Howman; county clerk's office, B.
V. Duke, W. F. Cessess and Adam
Alexander; county treasurer, Coley
Wallace, Miss Fencher; county. super
intendent's office. Miss Veannus Holt;
count? assessor, J. T. Taylor, T. P.
Arnold, E. h. Russell, W. M. Kirkpat
rlck, Will Oakman and M. Duffing
ton. Sheriff arrett has not made the
appointments of his deputies yet.
German Attempts Repulsed.
PETROGRAD, Jan. 4. The Russian staff an
nounces more unsuccessful attempts of the Germans to
cross the Bzura river and advance on Warsaw.
Saturday night the Russians discovered the Ger
mans crossing the Bzura. Without making a sound, the
Russians allowed the crossing to finish and then sur
rounded the Germans charging them from all sides with
bayonets. Several hundred were killed and more cap
tured. The Germans also suffered enormous losses in the
repulse from their attack on the Russian trenches near
The Russians captured the German trenches near
Rawa and two thousand Austriaiis were captured at
Uzick Pass in the Carpathians.
A great battle with the Turks is now being fought
near Sara, Kamysh. The Russians say they have so far
captured five thousand Turks in this battle, also forty of
ficers and several guns.
DALLAS BREAD LINE
Ardmore Visitors to Texas See the Ef
fects of War in this Country.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sarchet and
their two children have returned
from n vacation trip of ten days til
Dallas. Mr. Sarchet says Dallas ftp
pears very lively In a business way
although ninny people there are out of
employment. The grocers in that city
give away each night the bread left
over from the day's sales, and he fift
what is called the bread line of ine
and women and children lined u
nt these stores to get the breud. Dal
las has done some good work durin
the winter to care for the unemployed
but with that many of them are forcml
to live upon very little food.
A Family Reunion.
Dr. .!. H. Dudley of Marysville
Tex., and M. S. Dudley of Apach
Ok'.n., are in the city visiting wit
their mother. Mrs. J. ('. Dudley and
there sister, Mrs. J. F. Easley, at 11
.North Washington street. They will
he here two or three days and Dr.
Dudley will make a professional trip
to Wilson while he is in the stnt
TUP S NORTH
Still Fighting in Steinbach
PARIS, Jan. 4. More fighting in the Alsatian vil
lage of Steinbach is reported, according to a French of
ficial statement issued today. The French claim tn havp
captured the church and cemeterv in hand-to-h and striitr-
Elsewhere on the front the cannonadi
but there have been few infantry attacks. '
Germans Admit French Victory.
BERLIN, Jan. 4. -The cauture of the vilLi ,f
Steinbach by the French was officially admitted today
At the same time the French cautured the heiVht i,lar
outside Steinbach, but the Germans recaptured these.
BAD START MADE
Przemyel Ready to Fall
I-emberg, Galiclu, Jan. 4 It is re
ported here that pestilence Is spread
ing through the city and the garrison
of Przemysl, which is almost without
provisions. Ineffectual sorjies con
tinue from the besieged city.
French Aviators Active
London, Jan 4. Amsterdam dis
patches says that French aviators Sat
urday droppeil several bombs near
Meuse, untenable., are proceeding
slowly. They have made some ad
vance jn Alsace, but has suffered a
repulse to the northeast of Ste Mane-hould.
In the east the Germans have cap
Hired the important Russian osition
at Rorjimow, but elsewhere they
have beeU unable to make headway
against the Russians, who, as de
fenders of well fortified
, are aided by the wet weather and
EIGHT THOUSAND CAVALRY AND
ARTILLERY WILL ENGAGE THE
CARRANZA FORCES AT NACO
AND OTHER POINTS.
El Paso. Tex., Jan. .1. In addition
to the campaigns against the Cnr
ranza forces on the east and west
seaboards, 8,000 Villa troops, cavalry
and artillery, are on their way to
the northern border. It was said
with authority thoy were being sent
to engage the Carranza forcs at
Naco, Sonora, and those of Ynez
Salazar in Chihuahua state.'
General Juan Cabral commands the
troops. He is a Sonora leader and
a close friends of Governor Maytor
ena. It was learned definitely Sun
day that Edunrdo Iturbide has cross
ed the American border and was in
hiding. Toe reasons for the secrecy
concerning his whereabouts were not
The last of the Sonora delegation
to the national convention of Villa
and Zapata chiefs arr'ved here Sun
day and will start Monday for MexT
co City, headed by Col. Alberto Plna
Pre dispatches from Mexico City
appear to have been greatly censored
YEGGMAN POSING A8
Santa Fe Freight Wreck Occurred as
New Year Came In.
The Santa Fe has had a bad start
for the New Year on Its operations in I Rains Retard Fighting.
Oklahoma. The wreck which occurred Jan. 4 The extremely
south of Dougherty in which thirteen rain' 'ason. the worst Europe has
curs were fliteheri nrenrrorl 1ut o Xperienced ill
Brussels, damaging the Conelin shed ' y maas' wn,cn
utiiin o......i i man movements.
onriii ri nuns.
Peace Rumors in Circulation.
New York, Jan. 3. Peace rumors
originating in Rome were circulated
on the stock exchange here today.
They caused prices to advance, but
there was no apparent ground for
the Carpathians into Hungary, while
the Austrian retreat In Kukowlna
is described by the Russians as a
The Turks have crossed the Rus-
years. causing Moods sian border in the Cmini.n. n,i .
in the river valleys of the continent J cording to their own account, have
as well as those of England .has j defeated the Russian garrison at Ar
prevented any operations on a large ! dahan. They are. however, displav
scale on the western battle front and ! i,,g anxiety for their remaining pos
has seriously interfered with those J essions in Europe bv feverishly for.
in "1H ast ikying the whole coast line. What
There have been heavy artillery they fear is not disclosed, for it is
track, but fortunately no one on the! 7R:"rP'mIlt8 fr'" Uw M'a U """ considered hardly possible for the
train received so much as a scratch. I'" ""s ana occasional at-allies to land a sufficient force to
...i., i...- inquiry or me opposing prove a menace to them. It is pos
armies which, when not repulsed. sibe they anticipate, an invasion
have added a few yards to the terri- from another source,
tory in possession of the attacking! Indications point to the possibility
force, but have always proved costly of the Balkan states, which are now
adventures. neutral, taking a hand in the war.
I ne t rench have gained a little
ground between Albert and Hoye, Just
north of the point where the
minutes after the New Year had been
ushered in. The conductor on the 111-f.-Ued
freight said yesterday that lie
left Dougherty Jurt as the clock struck
12. and in ten minutes after that time
I his cars were tumbling over. There
was a loss of freight and a loss of
Tulsa, Olila., Jan. 3. "Cherokee
Blackie." an old-time yeggnian, with
bottle of nitroglycerine, a good
supply of cut fuse and caps, was
arrested bore Thursday night, posing
as a cripple, pretending to be mak
ing a living by selling pencils and
shoestrings, the whole stock of
which he. displayed in his hat.
A local detective remembered tak
ing his picture and Bertillon meas
urements twelve years ago in Kan
sas City and accordingly searched
him, The old "yegg" had two per
fectly good legs and no use for the
crutches be carried. His arrest was
kept secret until Friday night, hop
ing that he might expose his con
federates, but the detectives learned
nothing "after putting hm through a
Although he has served several
terms in the penitentiary and was in
possession of safe-blowing parapher
nalia, officers stated that he would
likely be released for lack of a
elm V ue to place against him.
OF SIX HE
ADVANCE OF ONE DOLLAR PER
BALE AT NEW ORLEANS, RE
SULT OF N. Y. STRENGTH.
Wheat Broke All High Records Sine
War Today, May Reaching S1.32
3-4, Due to Shutting Out Argen
New Orleans, I., Jan. 4. Cotton
advanced one dollar a bale on th
futures market today on account of
the strength of the New York and
The New York advance, while not
so great, made new high records for
that exchange, July selling there at
The rise extended to one dollar and
a-half, making the greatest single cot
ton advance since the exchange re
opened. A heavy booking of export
cotton seemed one of tho muln fac
tors of the advance.
Wheat's High Record.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 4. Wheat today
broke all high records dince th
war, May reaching 1.32 3-4 per bush
el. The shutting out of Areentlne.
competition by the high freight rats
was the principal cause.
Stock Exchange Opens.
Ixnulon, Jan. 4. The stock ex
change ' hero reopened today with
severe restrictions on trading. The
exchange has been closed since July
3. The trading opened very light.
Several members who are now sol
diers, appeared upon the floor In
their uniforms. There was no throw
ing ove- of American securities
EXPORT DEMAND IS GOOD. SIX
TEEN THOUSAND TONS PASS
ING THROUGH HERE TO GALVESTON.
The railway companies are baud-
ng a vast amount of freight at this
time. Cotton shipments are very
eavy. The export market for wheat
has opened up, and large shipments
of wheat are goiug to Galveston for
xport. 8,000 tons of wheat were in
Shawnee yesterday en route to Gal-
eston and an equal amount was on
s way to that city and will reach
there the early part of the week.
These shipments! ndleate a heavy
mand for American goods and also
indicate that shipping is not being in
jured with on the high soas.
BURIED UNDER WALL.
Baptist Church Services.
The Broadway Baptist church Vis
no pastor at this time, and Rev. Mr.
Sparks of Texarkana preached for
that congregation yesterday. He is
a young minister who as visiting in
the city. The congregation was de
lighted at the sermon.
Rev. Carroll Smith of Temple. Tex
will preach for these people at the
Wednesday night service.
turn eastward and to the east of
Rheims and southwest of Verdun,
where the attempt to make the German-positions
at St. MihieL on the
Howard M.u?grove, nephew of Mrs.
T. P. Hasty and Miss Abbot, is
Don't worry; a want ad will help
Result-getters the Wast Ads.
Three Men Killed at Jennings, La.,
By Falling Wall.
Jennings, 1., Jan. 4 Three wen
were killed thia morning when they
wero burled beneath a brick wall,
which thoy were razing. The wall
ADVANCE IN OIL.
a Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 4. The
a principal grades of crude oil
a advanced five cents per bar-
a rel today. This was the first
a advance since Aug. 20.
I a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n
Don't worry; a want ad will help
New Orleans, La., Jan. 4.
The weather forecast for Ok
lahoma for tonight and Tues
day is generally cloudy: cold
er Tuesday in the western portion.