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ARDMORE, OK LA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1915.
II NX US ITCHING
WHILE IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT THEY WERE
NOT INITIATED IN LONDON, BRITISH OF
FICIALS WILL RECEIVE OVERTURES MADE
BY GERMANS, WITH CONSIDERATION.
Violent Artillery Bombardment of German Positions Northeast and South
of Arras, Believed to Presage Allies' Offensive in the West Austrian
Officer Writes to Geneva that Russian Retreat on Eastern Front is
a Master Piece of Devastation, Even the Roads Being Obliterated
Official Petrograd Statement Says, Turkish Attempt to Dislodge Rus
sians on Caucasus Front Resulted in Turks Being Put to Flight.Two
Hundred Turks Being Killed Berlin Reports German Success at
Bridge Head, Forty Miles Below Riga, with More than Three Thou
sand Prisoners New T f German Submarine, Larger in Size, Re
ported off Norwegian Coav ,
London. Seot. 4.-While it has beer.V Petrograd German Objective
established that London had no part
in the initiation of the informal peace
negotiations, it is plain here today
that the British officials are keenly
interested in the new activity in that
If there are evidences of "proper
peace overtures" being made by Ger
many, they will meet with considera
Allies' Violent Bombardment
Paris, Sep. 4.'
artillery engagements occurred yester
day northeast and south of Arras and
at other points close to the Oise and
Aisne Rivers. It is believed this per
sistent bombardment of the German
positions presages the offensive by
the allies in the west.
Laid Country Waste.
Geneva, Sept. 4. A letter published
here from an Austrian officer on the
eastern front, says the Russian re
treat was a masterpiece of devasta
tion, leaving . an immense sea of
flames behind them, everything was
burned. The roads are indescribably
cut up and obstructed.
Another German Victory.
Berlin, Sept. 4. The German army
fighting for the possession of the Rus
sian port of Riga, has won another
Important victory, capturing Bridge
Head, forty miles below Riga, with
more than three thousand prisoners.
Turkish Attack' Repulsed
Petrograd, Sept. 4. An official state
ment from the Caucasus front, says, on
the coast region, the Turks in attempt
ing to dislodge the Russian vanguard
were put to flight. Near Olti, the Rus
sians stormed and captured several
Turkish trendies, killing two hundred
Lieutenant Forstner Killed
Berlin,' Sept. 4. Lieutenant Iiaron
von Forstner lias been killed in bat
tle. He figured in the Zabern inci
dent in 1913, when lie saberedthe lame
Alsatian and was sentenced to forty
three days' imprisonment.
New Type of Submarine
Berlin, Sept 4. A Chrlstiania dis
patch says, a new type of German sub
marine has been seen off the Norwe
gian coast. The vessel is larger than
Navy Department Investigates
Washington, D. ('., Sept. 4. The na
vy department today started an inves
tigation of the reports that ten American-built
submarines have crossed the
Atlantic under their own power and
are now with the allies' feet.
Serbia Accepts Proposition
Athens, Sept. 4. It is announced
here that Serbia has accepted In prin
ciple the entente proposals for terri
torial concessions to Bulgaria with the
reservation that the new Serbian fron
tier remain in contact with Greece in
some part. The Greek chamber ad
journs today until October 4.
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tin. ')!(lciul report Friday claim to
have -ried by assault the fortified
bridge!. ' at Lennewada, on tlie Dvl
na river , ween Frederichstadt and
Riga. This is considered for the Rus-
' Kians the most critical point on their
whole front, for should the Germans
succeed in crossing the Dvlna, the Rus
sians would be compelled to evacuate
j Riga, and their positions between the
I)vi nu Vilna and even southwest
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However, the Hermans no not yet
claim to have crossed the river, whi';li
is being defended by a reinforced arniji
commanded by General Iluzsky, who
stopped the previous German advance
on the Bzura River in front of War
saw. Military critics believe that the
Russians will make a stubborn defense
on the Dvlna, the opinion being ex
piessed that should tliuy fail here, the
German fleet would gain command of
the Gulf of Riga and by landing troops
at I'ernau would considerably shorten
the protracted march to Petrograd,
which is understood to be the ultimate
objective of the German higher com
mand. EVERY TOWN AND HAMLET HAT
BOASTS A PAPER IS ADVERTIS
ING FOR BUSINESS WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF ARDMORE.
A perusal of the weekly exchanges
from towns adjacent to this city, will
convince one that the "dollar trade
days," and free county fairs are ex
ceedingly popular for the reason that
every paper in those places is cac
rylng advertisements asking the peo
ple to come and visit them on a cer
tain date and get some good bar
gains, or be entertained at the fair.
This movement has been agitated in
this city for a long time, but it seems
that it is about to die of agitation, as
no material results are in sight. This
week the following free fairs and dol
lar trade days are advertised for
eitfes adjacent to us. Johnston county
i fair, Tishomingo, 9. Id, and 11; Ring
I ling, trades day. Monday and Tues
day, 6 and 7; Madill trades day, Mon
day, September 6; Wapanucka trades
day, Monday, Sept. 6, and Bryan coun
ty fair, at Durant, next week, Sept. IS,
17 and IS.
; Ardmore lias nothing like this in
I sight aa yet, and the secretary of the
chamber of commerce stated yesterday
I morning that lie was tired of trying to
gef the business men here to do sonie
, thing, when it seems that they are so
Indifferent. With the organization of
the Ad club, next week, it Is predicted
that something Is going to happen that
will make some of the reactionaries
sit up and take notice.
Tennesseeans Lynch Negro
Dresden, Tenn, Sep. 4. A negro,
charged with entering a white wom
an's room, was lynched at Greenfield,
NEGROES HELD AT PROVIDENCE
FOR MURDER OF DR. MOHR. SAY
THEY ARE INNOCENT, AND BE
LIEVE WIDOW IS INNOCENT.
Providence, R. I., Sept. 4. The three
negroes charged with kMllug Dr.
Franklin Mohr, denied to the Asso
ciated Press representative today that
they had confessed to the murder at
the instigation of Mrs. Mohr.
The negroes said they do not be
lieve Mrs. Mohr had any knowledge
of the crime, and that they themselves
LOUISIANA PARTIES MAKING IN
QUIRIES, AND IF SATISFACTORY,
WILL MOVE PLANT TO THIS.
CITY. MATTER BEFORE GAS CO.
The 15. U. C. Bottle company of
Shreveport, La., have written the
chamber of commerce for information
about the gas supply of this county
and also for samples of the glass sand
that is abundant in this section. They
have in operation a bottle plant in the
Louisiana city that is employing at
pYesent about 200 hands, and if satis
factory arrangements can be made
with the local gas company they will
move their plant here where the finest
glass sand in the world is said to be
The secretary of the chamber of
commerce immediately took the mat
ter up with the gas company and will
make a report to the bottle company
as soon as the company tells him what
they will do toward supplying them
with gas to operate their plant.
SPRAGINS INTERVIEWS 127 FARM
ERS AND SAYS REDUCTION IS
MORE THAN WAS GENERALLY
That cotton acreage was materially
reduced in this county this season is
proven by a private investigation
among the farmers, made by J. B.
Ppragins, of this city. He called on
127 farmers, and asked them to set
down the number of acres they culti
vated in 1914 and also the number
they had in cotton this season. The
figures show a reduction of nearly 4-1
Three of the 127 farmers had in
creased their acreage, one from 40 to
11") acres, one from 00 to l'O acres,
and one from 2j to 27,0 acres.
Five Girls Burn to Death
San Francisco. Cal.. Sept. 4. St.
Francis Girls' Orphanage was des
troyed by fire this morning. Five lives
wt re lost.
a NOTICE STUDENTS a.
Any student con'.i.nplating JJ (
leaving the city for their re- a :
spective schools will confer a ai
favor upon The Ardnwelte by
teelphonlng their names to this
STATE DEPARTMENT HAS NO AD
VICES THAT MEXICAN TROOPS
TWO HUNDRED DEAD
Consul Silliman Reports Appalling
Train Wreck East of Mexico City
Several Weeks Ago, In Which Two
Hundred Persons Were Killed.
Washington, Sept. 4. The state de
partment received no advices to sub
stantiate the current reports that
Mexican troops are concentrating
along the border In northeastern
Mexico, although the situation is
vieued here with increasing apprehen
sion. Practically all of the mobile forces
are at the disposal of Cimeral Fun
stem. Fired Across the Bcrder.
Lrownsville, Tex., Sept. 1. Forty
Carranza soldiers Hied across the Rio
Grande at a rancher and some Texas
rangers four miles west of old Hidal
go today. All available cavalry is
now being rushed there.
Horrible Train Wreck.
Washington, Sept. 1 American
Consul Silliman reports nil "appalling
train wreck" two hundred miles east
of Mexico City several days ago. Two
hundred persons, Including many
wj'in and children, were killed.
OF THE CITY
ONE TEACHER GIVEN YEAR'S
LEAVE OF ABSENCE, ANOTHER
APPOINTED TO FILL THE VA
CANCY. Friday night the school board met
in called session to dispose of some
urgent matters pertaining to the city
All members were present. Super
intendent Richards recommended that
Mrs. Lillian Hayes be granted a year's
leave of absence which was request
ed by her, and Mrs. Louis Boyd was
chosen as teacher In her stead. Miss
Daisy Nichols was re-elected at vis
iting teacher. Miss Nichols had re
fused to let her name be used in con
nection with this position as she an
nounced that she would not teach this
year, but friends of the school, togeth
er with all the school officials pre
vailed upon her, until finally she ac
cepted. Prof. Richards recommended that
one-fourth unit be granted each stu
dent in music each year if his or her
work was satisfactory to the faculty,
which was adopted. He also recom
mended that eacli student whose daily
grade was 85 per cent, and deport
ment satisfactory, with no unexcused
tardy marks against them be ex
empt from all term examinations.
MARTIAL LAW IN HAYTI
Rear Admiral Proclaims Martial Law
in Districts Occupied by Troops
Port au Prince, Hayti, Sept. 4 Rear
Admiral Caperton today proclaimed
martial law in all Haytien districts oc
cupied by American troops. The peo
ple are calm.
MORE GAS VICTIMS
Tulsa. Okla.. Sept. 4 Three
persons were fatally burned
and one other seriously, in a
natural gas explosion near Oil
ton last night.
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Ml I III Ell I il l
GOVERNMENT TO PLACE FIVE
MILLION DOLLARS IN GOLD IN
EACH OF RESERVE BANKS AT
RICHMOND, ATLANTA, DALLAS.
Washington, D. I'., Sept. 4. Orders
were signed today making the federal
reserve banks at Richmond, Atlanta
and Dallas government depositories.
Kach bank will receive live million
dollars in gold, to aid the cotton pro
ducer. The gold will probably be
shipped out tonight.
RETURNING ARDMOREITES STATE
THAT THE FIRST FAIR IN THAT
CITY WAS A HUMMER, WITH
THOUSANDS OF VISITORS.
Several Ardmore clti.eiiH who at
tended the lair at Ada, returned yes
terday and Hlate that It was a great
success from every standpoint.
The farmers of Pontotoc county
took an active interest In the fair with
the result that some fine exhibits of
live stock and products of the farm
and garden were on display. The races
were especially good and some good
sport witnessed by those who still
think harness racing the finest sport
in the world.
A feature of Friday was a delega
tion of Madill citizens who arrived In
a special train of five cars with a bund
to attend the fair and Invite the citi
zens of Ada and Pontotoc county to
visit the Marshall county fair to be
held at Madill in a few days. The of
ficers of the Ada fair association are
confident that the fair Is going to
stimulate Interest in better farming
and more careful breeding of stock
and will be worth many times what it
lias cost the taxpayers.
OLD PEOPLE WHO MISSED THE
ADVANTAGES OF YOUTH, ARE
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF FREE
Three moonlight schools have been
established in Carter county, one at
Blue Ribbon, one at Brock, and one In
district 3!), at Keller. The latter is
the only one that has made a report
and that one is most satisfactory to
the county superintendent. Prof. W.
M. Johns, who Is teaching the school
at Keller, will teach in the district
school there this season. He has out
lined a system that is prcving very
successful, and the people ubout Kel
ler are eagerly taking advantage of it.
The attendance has been about 20
pupils, and the sessions ore held ev
ery Monday, Wednesday i nd Friday
night. His course covers a period
of four weeks, and will include twelve
The moonlight school is conducted
strictly for old people. The younger
ones have an opportunity of a day
school. Prof. Johns who is a grad
uate of a business colles? -. is giving
them some practical lessrms, and the
people about Keller are "strong for
him" and his methods.
The night schools ari absolutely
free to everyone over a certain age.
Nil Still 111
GULF STORM UNUSUALLY SE
VERE ALONG COAST OF FLOR
IDA. BERMUDA IS CUT OFF
Communication With Bermuda Was
Severed Yesterday ani Result of
Tropical Storm There Cannot Be
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 4. The storm
along the Florida coast today washed
away a quarter of a mile of the south
end of Sand Keys Islands, opposite
Clearwater. No lives wire lost, but
all houses were washed away.
Cable to Bermuda Cut.
Washington, Sept. 4- Interrupted
cable communication with irermuda
today left the weather bureau without
definite Information on the Atlantic
storm. The last reports indicated
that it was headed north to Northwest,
toward the American co.'St.
Cedar Keys Flooded,
Washington, Sept. 4. The center
of the tropical storm is approaching
the Gulf coast near the North Apa
lachicola river. It is expected to pass
inland with diminished Intensity.
Little damage to shipping h expected.
Cedar Keys, Florida, repo'ts water
in the main streets there, with the
wind blowing a gale.
IF SO, GIVE THEM TO THE BENE
VOLENT SOCIETY. THEY HAVE
APPLICATIONS FOR MANY POOR
Have you got any old school books
that you don't need? If you have,
call the benevolent society an 1 tell
them that they are welcome to them as
they have many poor families to sup
ply with books this season, In order
that the children may attend school.
Mrs. Kalm, the president, says that
all contributions will be gratefully re
ceived, and a telephone message to her
or to Mrs. Curtis at the county court
house will get an Immediate response.
Last year the people were generous in
their donations of old books and they
were all put to good use. They were
exhausted, however, and more will be
required this year.
School opens Monday, September
l:i. All donations should be made be
fore that time.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. F-ed C Carr
on North Washington street, at 940
Saturday morning, a '.on
NO PAPER MONDAY a
The Ardmoreite will join a
with the throng of workers to- a
morrow and will celebrate the a
day dedicated to the cause of a
labor and will not publish any a
"paper. The day w ill be well ob- a
served in the city. All offices a
of a public nature will be a
closed. Almost every business a
house except the drug stores a
will be closed, the banks and a
post office will rest from their a
labors. The day will be cele- a
brated at Whittington Park tt
w ith a big barbecue, and a few tt
hundreds will visit the lakes tt
and the country club, w hile oth- a
era will hike to the mountain a
streams in the Arbuckles. tt