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ARDMORE, OKLA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1916.
IETWEEN FREICOURT AND MOR-
VAU FRENCH LAST NIGHT
EBRlTfSH ALSO GAIN
Strongly Fortified Firm Southwest of
Lesart Taken by British Three
German Aeroplanes Also Brough.
Further progress was made
by the French last night be
tween Fregicourt and Morval
n the Somme region, according
a Trench statement.
The Serbians have repulsed
our Bulgarian attacks on the
The British have captured a
1-trongly fortified farm, south-
Invest of Lesars, London says.
hree Germant Brought Down
Paris, Sept. 29. Thrco German
croplanes werob rought down In two
nd oi.e hnlf minutes by a stop watch
y Second Lieutenant Guynsnier, who
imgelf fell 10,000 feet, but escaped
Kaiicr Dismisft Deputy.
Berlin, SepL 29. General von Wan-
pel, deputy minister of war, lias been
HsmlBsed, it Is officially announced.
BOARD COMPLETES TOUR.
anks to Be In Operation By Febru
ary 1, Members Now Declare.
Washington, Sept. 28. Tho federal
inn loan bourJ returned to Washing-
n today after a tour through twen
nlne states to gather Information
ir its guidance in dividing the couu
y into twelve farm loan districts and
signatlng tlie sites of the twelve
rm loan banks authorized under tho
w rural credits law. The tour be
in at Augusta Maine, on August 21,
id took tlio board to the I'aeifc coast
id as far south as Missouri. A sim-
ar trip will be taken soon through
her states in tho south and south
oat In a statement Issued tonight, tho
iard expressed satisfaction over the
suit of the hearings held thus far
nd predicted that the plan of putting
e farm loan banks into operation be
re February 1 next could be carried
it without change. It read in part:
'Tho need for the federal farm loan
w was especially emphasized by the
ide inequalities in Interest rates dis
uscd In the hearings these rates ratig-
g from 5 per cent per annum to 5
r cent per month. It was shown in
M j tmue visuca wiui I'u-u me inuu.-r-IJious
farmer of modest means, who
id only a small farm, but could of
r unquestionable security was uuablo
get farm credit on any terms. In
any Btates It was found that the
jrnicr was never certain that he
uld effect a loan, however good the
ortgage security, and that the incl
ntal delays were serious and fre
lently defeated the purpose of the
I "In several state It was called to
attention of the board that the
lot stock land banks were being or
nixed by questionable means by
salesmen or promoters, w ho are
king advantage of the farmers' do-
r for loans on tho amortized plan
1 U stock to farmers. Farmers are
lvlsed that there is no necessity for
'bscrlbing to the stock of any private
'TXTMIon for the nurnose of sccur-
s such a loan and are cautioned not
' do o except upon an Investment
isis. The board suggests that farm-
ttke no Investment In such land
F'okt until they have first Inquired
' toe federal farm loan board at
shington aa to the character and
'Poasibility of such organizations
of the men who tre organizing
eni- No Joint stock land banks can
' organized under the federal act, ex
Pt with the approval of the federal
m loan board.
nt m wfli ion that property
longer need at small cost.
OF UNITED STATES MEANS
MORE PROFITS. ,
After Adopting Resolutions, Officers
Vill Be Elected and Next Place of
ting Selected by the Bankers in
v, ntion Today.
Mo Sept. 29. The
'opments of tho Unl-
ted Slates dv
of crop divers.
" to inculcate Ideas
x), road construc
tion, couuty fanir demonstration work
and upbuilding of rural communities
was discussed at th'. annual conven
tion of tho American Hankers asso
"Agricultural development means
not only more profs for the farm
ers, but the bankers and business
men," said B. F. Harris, chairman of
the association's agricultural commit
tee. "It means also the arousing and
Inspiring of militant citizenship." The
report of the committee was made by
Joseph Hirsch of Corpus Christl, who
gavo an outline of the work being
done in practically every state.
The association is expected to elect
P. W. Goebel of Kansas City as presi
dent to succeed James F. Lynch of
The sessions are expected to end
after the adoption of numerous reso
lutions, the choice of the next meet
ing place and tho hearing of the ad
dress of Paul W. Warburg of the fed
eral reserve board.
Alleged Lure Arrested.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Miss Buda God
man, alleged "lure" In the blackmail
ing of Edward It. West of Chicago,
a tea importer, out of 115,000, was
formally arrested today on a wnrrant
charging her with conspiracy In con
nection with the case.
RAILROADS SOUGHT INCREASE
OF SEVEN AND EIGHT CENTS
PER HUNDRED ON IRON AND
Washington. SepL 29. The rail
road tariffs In the middle west and
east proposing increases of seven and
eight cents per hwidred pounds on
iron and steel articles from Chicago
and points to tho Atlantic and Gulf
porta for export were suspended by
the interstate commerce commission
until January 29, pending an investi
Greek Censorship Revoked.
Berlin, Sept. 29. The Creek min
ister in Berlin today Informed the
German government that the Greek
censorship had been abolished and
that his government, therefore, de
clined responsibility for news dis
patches from Greece.
Army Officer Dead.
Wahlneton. Sept. ?9. Colonel Wll-
'liam P. F.vans, U. S. A., retired, died
at the soldiers' home here, of which
he was quartermaster today. He was
New Orleans. La . Sept 29
The weather forecast for Ok
lahoma for tonight Is fair and
not so cold In the western
portion, with probably frost In
the eastern portion. Saturday
fair with rising temperature.
a a a a a a a
n a n d n n e
GREECE HELD BY REVOLUTION EXCITEMENT
GAZES WITH CONCERN AT GUNS OF ALLIED FLEET
F - til'
With the revolutionary movement
In Greece gaining converts under the
leadership of cx Premier Eleuthrrios
Venizelos und the guns of the allleu
warships still threatening Piraeus.
Greece, tho port of Athens, which they
entered several weeks ago to awe the
king into granting more concessions
in their favor. Greece Is In a turmoil
of anxiety. Venizelos fled from Ath
ens in an open boat and was picked
up at sea by the Greek merchant
FUNSTON ADVISES WAR
PARTMENT . BAND OF MEXI
CANS CROSSED TEXAS LINE.
Mexicans Were Members of Colonel
Revel, But Assurances Has Been
Given by Carranza Officials That
There Will be No Repition.
Washington, D. C, SepL 29. Gen
eral Funston has advised the war
department that a band of thirty
armed Mexicans crossed the bcrdrr
yesterday near Vslcta but that they
retreated across the Rio Grande
without firing when their presence
The Mexicans belonged to the com
mand of Colonel Bevel, a Carranza
officer, who with orders assured
General Bell that the Incident would
not be repeated.
One of the Mexicans left a Mauser
carbine, which bad a gun sling
marked "K. Tenth Cavalry " K trocp
cf the tenth cavalry was the com
mand attacked by tbe Carranza sol
diers at Carrlzal.
German Aviator Killed.
Berlin, Sept. 29. Lieutenant Wlnt
grns. who, next to Captain Boelke.
was Germanys' most famous fighting
aviator, has been killed In aa engage
ment with entente allied aviators.
Lieutenant Wlntgens, according to
report received from B-rlln Septem
ber 1$. h?d shot down his fourteenth
entente aeroplane on the Somme
" I ALLIES MAKING NftWL DEMONSTRATION BE-FORE PORT OF ftTBfclTsl
HDHICI5 flESTSILLI UHLKOE
CROSS BDRDERi 11EII CHARGE CHI Ml
13 t .sa
iteamship liesperla on his way to
Crete and thence to Sulonikl to head
the revolution. It has been reported,
In Crete the revolutionists nre in com-
plete control. Venizelos himself Is a
Cretan, and the personal loyalty of
the islanders to him baa been gen-
erally admitted. Anotiier dispatch
from -Athens said that of the famous
Cretan bodyguard of the king, eighty
strong, sixty-nine had left the organ-
ization to follow Venizelos. Salonikl,
BOSTON REAL EftTATE MAN
CHARGED WITH .THE MURDER
OF HIS WIFE.
BOOT SHOWS WHD
St. Louis Woman Dies As Result of
Burns Received Last Night, When
Clothing Caught on Fire Daughter
Mountain View, N. II., Sept 29.
Mrs. Frank L. Small, wife of a Boston
real estate broker, who was burned
by a fire which destroyed their sum
mer home near here last night, was
murdered, it was discovered when the
body was taken from the ruins today.
She had been beaten over the head
ind strangled by a rope. The police
believe tbe house was fired to cover
up the crime.
Small, who left the cottage on a
business trip six hours before the fler
was discovered, hurried back to assist
the sheriff, but was later arrested by
Nashville, Tenn.. Sept 29. Two ne
groes, charged with complicity In the
murder of Bud Barns at the phos
phate mines near Goruonsburg. Tenn..
Saturday n'ght, were taken from the
Jail at Hohenwald early today, bound
to trees with wire and riddled with
kniinta k mnh who overDowered
, the Jailer and securra the prlsonors.
iTh bodies of the men were found by
a party who fo'.lowel the mob Ic
. ' 1 X
the point at which the revolution be-
gan several weeks ago. Is the head-
quarters of tho committee for national
defense, the revolutionary committee
, , h )t ha8 be0 report,,d , , com.
. ' . , . ,, , , .
Pl-'te control of all unoccupied Greek
Macedonia. In Crete, dispatches say,
30,000 revolutionists are under arms
and control the entire islund, having
Belzed the government buildings at
Canea and all the seaport towns.
AND HAVE FINE TIME YESTER
DAY AND LAST NIGHT. MANY
PROMINENT MASONS WERE IN
Ardmoro lodge No. 31 A. F. & A.
M. met at 8 o'clock yesterday morn
ing for the purpose of conferring
the third degree upon the following
candidates. S. A. Sanders, Oscar
DeVlnney, Oscar Bitter, A. C. Sies,
and Eiirl Felker and the first de
gree upon Wl'son Newman. All this
1 work was finished before the supper
hour. At night lectures on the third
degree were delivered by Dr. How
ard Cox and O. M. Smith, and a lec
ture on Masonery was delivered by
Mark Saxson, 33 of McAIester.
There were about 130 masons pros
enL The local masons were assist
ed In the work by members from
Lone Grove, Orr, Healdton and Wil
son. L. H. Love of this city was
presented with a magniflclent "33"
Jewell by bis Scottish rite friends.
It was a magniflclent gift set with
diamonds, the presentation speech
was made by W. Mark Saxson.
Short talks were made by Hal Mul
drow 33," John Ridpath 33." C. W.
Richards, R.v. E. R. Welch, Rev.
C. C. Welth. T. H. Dunn, J. A. Bass,
E. L. Gregory. A lunch was served
Retired Colonel a Suicide.
Port Orange, Fla., Sept 29. Col.
F. W. Roe. U. S. A., retired, son of
the late Admiral Roe, shot himself at
bis residence here today and died In
stantly. The act was witnessed by ;
his physician. Dr. It K. Dubois. He
hal been an invalid for three years.
AND ECONOMIC PREPAREDNESS
MAKE OTHER MATTERS INCON
SEQUENTIAL, SAYS FRANK A.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 29. "If ever
a people should pause; if ever they
should look abroad and comprehend
their national dangers In tho light of
the terrlhlo realities that nro being
enarted before their eyes in other
nations. It Is now and wo are that
In these words Frank A. Vanderllp
of New York, nddresslng the annual
convention of the Anierlcnn Bankers
association, warned his hearers that
they should not tnko too easily tho
present great wealth of the country
that 'seems dangerously likely to sub
merge us In our own prosperity."
Rather, he said, with an opportunity
before us "such as no country ever
had to lay the sure foundations of a
great future," we must not bo "so
Intent upon dividing the proceeds of
present prosperity that we fall to
safeguard Its permanency.
Mr. Vanderllp, after speaking of tho
war's cost In Europe and outlining the
financial status of tills country, de
"In a word, I believe the greatest
need of the day and a need so funda
mental as to make other matters In
consequential in comparison, Is the
need of universal military, Industrial
and economic preparedness."
He asked for training In military
sorvlce for all men', greater savings
by all classes and greater efficiency
In Industrial pursuits.
"I once thought you could count uni
versal military service as an economic)
waste," ho said. "I feel confident,
In the light of events of the last two
years, that it la not only a military
necessity of superlative Importance
but that our national lifo would draw
a unity, our democracy would receive
a re-lnvigorntlon ana our youth would
obtain a physical training nnd compre
hension of tho value of obedience and
a patriotic devotion to the welfare of
tho nation, which could be obtained
In no other way."
Mr. Vanderllp's title was "The Need
for a United Nation." and this does
not embrace military unity alone.
"Back of physical training, there
must be moral training," he declared.
"There must bo the creation of a
public opinion that will think deeply
and clearly regarding tho great In
ternatlopal questions that we are fac
ing. We have need Tor developing a
"h nr rut, clear sighted public opinion
that will see things as they are and
that will have courage without audac
ity, firmness without impetuosity. We
need to have what we have not now
a public opinion tl,-vt would not per
mit a shuffling attitude In regard to
International issues, an opinion that
would make temporizing In the hand
dling of foreign relations Impossible
where fundamental prtnclples are In
volved." Efficiency In Indust-y must come so
no man will be Idle, but that all will
have continuous work, the speaker
said, and to make tosslbla the crea
tion of new factories, new railroads
and other labor producing elements,
all persons must practice economy and
save some part of their wages and In
comes. Mr. Vanderllp scarcely touched
upon the banking business except to
say that he believed the federal re
serve act "embodies sound fundament
al principles too valuable. Indeed, too
essential to be abandoned, the free
working of which, however, has been
entangled and hampered In Its incep
tion by political considerations and
administrative attlti'de to such an ex
tent as to endanger the success of
what should rightly be the most Im
portant step ever taxen in American
Woman Killed In Accident
Dallas, Tex.. Sept rs. I. R, Fisher
of Denlson, Texas, sustained a frac
tured skull and Mrs. Fisher was in
stantly killed when Fisher's automo
bile overturned six miles north of Dal
las shortly after noon today. It is
said Fisher's Injuries may prove fa tat