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HOME EDITION ARDMORE, OKLA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1915.
BLOODIEST BAM OF
BEING FOUGHT IN EMMS
STONEWALL'S WIDOW DEAD.
RUSSIAN ARMY WHICH HAS SUCCESSFULLY BE
SIEGED PRZEMYSL, EXPECTED TO ASSIST
RUSSIANS NOW FIGHTING IN THE CARPA
THIANS EXPECTED TO BE SEVERAL DAYS'
Associated Press Correspondent Describes Battle
""--en Allied War-
ships and Turkish Forts at Dardanelles, when Allic ''op . Three Bat
tleships Turkish Losses Were Small One Battleship jVymaged
Condition, Ran to Beach Late in the Afternoon, Within Rang. '.
Turkish Forts and Eight Shots Were Seen to Strike Full Upon l. :
Decks of this Warship within ten Minutes Other Warships With
drew at Dark, but Damaged Vessel Continued to Reply to Fire of
Forts Petrograd Announces that Germans Have Abandoned Their
Attempt to Capture Ossowetz and are Moving Away Heavy Guns
American Missionaries in Persia in Danger.
Wife of Famous Confederate Leader
Dies in North Carolina.
Charlotte, N. C, March 24. Mrs.
Stonewall JuaSoii. widow of the
famous Confederate leader, died here
today, aged 84. She had been ill
for many months.
The funeral will be held at Lex
ington, Va., tomorrow. Jler body will
be interred by the side of her husband.
Cotton in Southwest Oklahoma.
Wichlu Kalis, Tex., March I!;!. So
much cotton is on hand in southwest
Oklahoma that the compress at Al
ius w ill be required to run all sum
mer to handle It, according to ad
vices received at Wichita Kalis and
Northwestern offices here. About 12,
(100 bales are now at Alius, with ap
proximately 30,0"il more bales await,
ins shipment there from other points
in the state.
Berlin. March 23. Caroathian re-i a,)' descended and was
ports indicate one of the greatest and """'"'d
bloodiest battles of the war is now"
raging there.. The German correspond War with ltay Probable,
dents wire that it will probably be (;''eva, March 24. A Tribune din
several days before there is any re- lalch fro,n Vipnna "ays -Austria con
sult and that the Russian army from: si(p,'s W1"" witn ""'J' """
ntemed in i
I MS SUBJECT
before Przemysl is expected to participate.
Troops are being sent to Tyrol and
Trieste to construct defenses. The
Austrians are blowing up buildings
Story of Dardanelles Battle I ,,lonR "10 "alia" fr0I,tU'r ' Trcn-
..Dardanelles, March 24.-The Asso-j 'hich "re ,!, tt"v of t," arlll!erJr
ciated Press correspondent witnessed' hre- 11,e 1 sas As"ia
., . , , , , . . ; consider sepnr.it e peace with lius-
the allies' bombardment of the Dar- ,
. ,, . .. ,,. .... I 'H, regardless of Germanv.
danelles when the allies lost three
battleships.. The Turkish losses were'
light, and so far as ascertained up to
the present, totalled twenty killed and
Belgians Make Progress.
Paris, March 24. An official state
ment savs nnp Hiv-finn nf tlm
forty wounded. One gun was jammed, i . . .
. ' . . " 1 Elan army made progress yesterday
by debris. ,.
. , on the ser. Another division cap-
The most thrilling Tght was one1 . . . . T .,
... . . tll .. au. " , lured a German trench. In Alsace,
ti iuiii udiucaiiii, vviin.il, on account tj1(i fppupjj
yj, ... uiniogc, inn iu inc ucacn iaie. t,-em.i1Pj)
in the afternoon within range of the
Turkish forts. The other warships
stood by until dark, when they left.i
OF I TALK
WONDERFUL GROWTH OF THE
CHURCH IN THIS COUNTRY, AS
TOLD BY PRESBYTERIAN WORK
ER. WILL LECTURE TONIGHT.
won some second line
Eight shots were seen to strike full
upon the decks of this warship with
in ten minutes, but when night came,
she was still replying to the Turkish
Germans Abandon Plans
Petrograd, March 24. An official
statement says, the Germans in nor
thern Poland have virtually abandon
ed their attempt to capture Ossowetz,
where thty tried to break through the
Russian chain of defenses. Failing in
this, the Germans since Sunday have
removed all but four of their heavy
batteries before Ossowetz.
Mobilize Near Frontier
Home, March 24. News of a for
midable concentration of Austrian
Mrs. I). K. Diefenderfer talked for
an hour to the high school this morn
ing.. Mrs. Diefenderfer is represent
ing the Woman's Hoard of Home Mis
sions of the I'resbylerian church. She
is a member of the National Reform
Association and holds the office of
president of till' Anti Polygamy Cru
saders of the Culled States. She will
speak again tonight at the Presby
terian church, and will leave tomor-
BEN HERN, AGED TWENTY FIVE,
AND WIFE, AGED EIGHTEEN,
KILLED NEAR GAINESVILLE.
CAUSE NOT KNOWN
Two Empty Chambers in Revolver
Near Bodies, Indicated that Young
Man Killed His Wife and Then Himself.
Gainesville. Tex., March 24. Hen
Hern, aged 2", and his wife. IS who
Mad been married three months, were
I'ound shot to death, across the bed In
their home on a farm near here today.
A pistol was found ou the floor
nearby, with two empty chambers.
Swindling is Charged.
Muskogee, Okla., March 211. W. 11.
Leathermnn and wife, charged with
swindling Mrs. Maud Luuffer of fl,
200, were arraigned before Justice
W. G. Miller yesterday and entered
pleas of not guilty. Their bond was
fixed at $1,300 oath, and preliminary
trial set for Thursday. Leatherman
Is a race horse ma:i and was ar
rested in Meridian, Miss.
Burned in Gas Explosion.
Tulsa. Okla., March 2:!. Iloscue
Iruckingham and Albert Prange, em
ployes of the Carter Oil company,
were brought to a hospital here Mon
day night, probably fatally injured in
a gas explosion near Yarhola during
the day. They were at work pump
ing an oil well when escaping' gas
ignited from the engine nearby.
TEN N GOARD IS KILLED
Albert Taylor Surrenders to Sheriff
Muskogee, Okla., March 2.'!. Tenn
Cioard, 23 years old? is dead at Tah
leiiuah as a result of a wound re
ceived last night when Albert Taylor
fired on him with a shotgun loaded
witli buckshot. Young Hoard and
Taylor's daughter were at the home
of George Karris. The father called
the girl from the bouse and fired on
Goard, then went to the sheriff and
surrendered. The lower part of
Goard's face was blown away.
troops near the Italian frontier has!'"" ,or -ewesier.
been received in Home. It is also1 ,alk '" tIle fi('l")"1 children she
stated that 40.000 reinforcements, in- m,,mra"'11 pronieni or tins
eluding several Havarian .regiments
are In the neighborhood of Trieste.
Kor the preservation of Trieste, it
is rumored Austria is prepared to
country, congratulated the black race
upon the advancement it had made,
and urged the education of the negro.
She gave a learned comment upon
make peace with Russia by ceding A""'ri'" immigration, told of the lack
Orthodox Hutheniaii Gulicia In' ex- 01 I""'"'1- distribution of immigrants
Threaten American Missionaries.
..Washington, D. C, Mar. 24. Amer
ican Consul F. W. Smith at Batum,
Russia, who is now in Tiflis, informs
the state department that American
missionaries and refugees are in dan
ger at Urumiah, Persia.. The Turkish
consul is reported to have led seven
hundred tribesmen there in an upris
ing against the American mission.
! chance for a iiortion nf f 'iitlmll Po
land, or, if necessary, by still heavier
The Austrian censor has again ve
toed all discussion of the Italian prob
lem, so that the Neue Kreie Presse and
the Clerical Reichpost of Vienna ap
pear with their main editorial articles
ruthlessly blotted out.
Despite all rumors to the contrary.
I am informed on weighty authority, I
Representations to Berlin.
asliington, March 24. Secretary
Bryan announces that the state de
partment is considering making rep
resentations to Berlin that a German
aeroplane bomb endangered the Bel
gian relief commission's steamer Elf-land.
and how many of them stopped in
the crowded tenement sections of the
cities and around the big steel mills
of Pennsylvania. She deplored the
lack of Bible teaching in the public
schools of the country and plead for
a cleaner press and cleaner journalism
and asked the children to be careful
of the kind of literature they read.
The principal portion of her speech
was directed against Mormonism. She
CAN'T TAKE ON SUPPLIES
PENSION COMMISSIONER JONES
OF AUSTIN SAYS THAT PROOF
OF ENROLLMENT CAN BE SE
CURED FROM HIM, IF DESIRED.
MOST DECISIVE BATTLE SINCE
DAYS OF HUERTA EXPECTED
NUEVO LAREDO MENACED
REPORT AMERICAN EXECUTED.
British Cruisers in American Waters
Ordered Not to Take Supplies
Washington, 1). C, March 24. To
avoid any breach of neutrality, British
cruisers in American, Carribean, Pa
cilic and South Atlantic waters have
been ordered to refrain from taking
aboard supplies for neutral ports.
that no direct negotiations between j lm(1 " llHt purported to be a copy of
Ausma-iiungarv ann Italy nave vet '" ct-n-immv oi me cinncu
Raid on German Submarines.
London, March 24. The admiralty
announces that the British made a
successful raid on the German sub
marine station at Hoboken, three
miles outside Antwerp.
Allies Troops to Attack.
Ivondon, March 24. A force of
allies troops was landed on the pen
insula of Gallipoli yesterday, says
an Athens dispatch. A general at
tack on the fortifications of Darda
nellcs 1 planned immediately after
the arrival of further French and
Prltish warships, now en route. The
allied fleet resumed the bombard
ment of the forts yesterday.
Five British aeroplanes started in
the rain this morning. Two of them
liad to return owing to the thick
tweather. The otlier three reached
Antwerp and planed down to within
one thousand feet above the yards,
where five submarines are .under con
struction, dropping five bombs each.
Despite the heavy gun fire, the yards
and two submarines are believed to
have been badly damaged. One avi-
What has really happened Is that
Prince von Bulow, the German ambas
sador, after Informally discussing Ita
ly's relation to the Kuropean conflict
at some, for the most part, casual
meetings with leading Italian poiiti
clans, at length arranged the famous
interview with Premier Salandra. At
that interview he communicated his
personal hope and that of his govern
ment or being able to obtain for Italy
fhat not unsubstantial something from
Austria with which he had on an ear-
ier occasion buoyed up former Pre
In thanking Prince von Bulow for
lis desire to conciliate Austro-Italian
relations, Italy has merely intimated
that she has jio objection to the am
bassador trying his hand. Notwith
standing Germany's importunity, no
preliminary understanding has beea
-eached up to the present, even, re
specting the substantial part of the
mooted agreement namely, an exten
sion of the territory with which Aus-
and said it was not clean enough to
be read In public. She recited the
Smoot Incident at Washington and
told of the grow th of Mormonism. She
said the Mormon girls were in Vassar,
and .Mormon boys were in Yale, and
that one-third of the students at Ann
Arbor, Mich., are .Mormons. At one
time there was but one Mormon to
the million of population and now
there is one to every 1S5 of popula
tion of this country. She recited what
siie said was the oath of the proph
ets and told how girls are persuaded
from Kuropean countries and brought
to I'tah to be taught Mormonism
vhere the church teaches a plurality
of wives. She recited some of the
doctrines of the church. Her audience
listened with much Interest and she
was cheered a number of times in
TWELVE DAYS AFTER ELECTION
IS TIME LIMIT, ACCORDING TO
STATEMENT OF S&CKE7ARY OF
Osage Payments Today.
Oklahoma City, March 23. Osaijes
JOHNSON IN GOOD SHAPE
tria would be disposed to part. j will receive their periodical payment
Last week's summoning to the col-j nt tl,e office of the superintendent
ors of all able-bodied men up to 42 in Pawhuska Tuesday if they are al!
years old proved how inadequate tolRober and no bootlegger is on the
the situation was Austria's condition.. grounds. This is the notice that hag
been given by the disbursing agent.
It is in pursuance to instructions
frcm Washington. The payment is
mnch smaller than usual owing to the
low price and consequent decreased
production of oil, from which source
most of the funds are gathered. The
total amount to be distributed is
$127,834.52. To those who have not
already drawn their trust funds the
per capita payment will be $74.26.
Black Fighter Pronounced Fit for Bat
tle by American Visitors.
Havana, March 24. Jack Johnson's
condition appears surprisingly good
to Americans arriving here. He Is a
trifle fat about the hips, but displays
his old Lime cleverness.
Now that the election is over and
the successful candidates are planning
for their administration some of them
have overlooked the fact that they
must file with the secretary of the
election a sworn statement of their
campaign expenses within twelve days
after the election or be subject to u
fine. Some of the candidates have
complied with this law, while others
have overlooked it, and the latter will
oe not i tie (1 by the secretary to comply
with the law at once as the time limit
has nearly expired. This applies to
the defeated as well as to the suc
cessful candidates, on account of the
12th day falling on Sunday, the time
will expire Monday night.
With the passage of the pension
law in this state, there are a number
of former Texans now living in Okla
homa, who will apply for their share
in tli is fund. In order to secure this.
the first thing is to furnish the board
with proof of service as a soldier. To
the many Texans living in this state,
pension commissioner Jones of Aus
tin has issued a statement to the ef
fect that he has the records at Aus
tin, the property of the state of Texas
which cannot be removed, but any
one applying to lilm for this proof
will be furnished, provided he hus the
record in his office. These records ap
ply to old soldiers formerly living
in Texas and drawing pensions there
hut who, later moved to Oklahoma to
To all such, commissioner Jones will
furnish certified copies of the proof,
upon request. In making this state
ment, Commissioner Jones states, that
he does this realizing the fact that
It Is very hard at this time for old
soldiers to make proof of service, as
their comrades are in most cases
dead, or so far removed that they
have been lost sight of.
A letter addressed to J. C. Jones,
pension commissioner, Austin, Texas,
will receive the proper attention.
CONVENTION FLOOR GAVE WAY
AND FELL OVER FOUR FEET
LODGED ON SHELVING OF A
German Held Without Bail.
Tulsa. March 23. Steve Vronatze,
a German youth who has be;n in
this country but a fhort time, is a
prisoner in the county jail, being
held without bail following the hilling
of Roy Burrus, 22 years old, an em
ploye of the Wells Fargo company.
Vronatze claims Burrus had cursed
and threatened him and that he shot
Signs Text Book Law
Austin. Tex., March 24. Governor
Ferguson today signed the text book
The floor in the state Woodmen con
vention hall at McAlcviei g-, wa.
this morning at 10 o'clock. The hall
Is located above a hardware store.
The floor fell only about four feet,
and lodged on the shelves of the
store. No one was killed, no one
was seriously or permanently injured.
The vast audience suffered a severe
fright, but beyond a few sprained
ankles and other minor injuries, no
one was hurt.
The Ardmoro delegation finished
their work last night, and when the
accident occurred, none from this
city were in the hall. They had gone
to make a visit through the peniten
tiary. The convention will not finish Its
labors until tomorrow night. The
Masonic temple was tendered the
Woodmen and will be used for th?
sessions until the convention closes.
Washington, March 2:1. Reports to
tile state department and to the Mex
ican agencies here today continued to
indicate that Villa and Carranza forces
are massing near the coast in nor
thern Mexico for what may be the
most decisive battle fought since lluer
ta was overthrown.
Advices to the state department
from Tumplco, dated March 19, said,
the Carranza forces were "retreating
to Victoria and that the Villa forces
were marching on Victoria." This was
thought to mean that at least a con
siderable part of the Tampico gar
rison had marched inland to join the
army assembling to meet the oncom
ing Villa troops. The same dispatch
raid it was reported that In Tampico
now were approximately 2,500 Ameri
cans, lino British subjects, 30 Italians.
30 French. 2,000 Spaniards and 2,000
To Attack Nuevo Laredo.
A report to the department from
Laredo dated March 20, indicated thut
a large Villa force was on Its way
to attack Nuevo Laredo. Matamoros,
It was said, was being attacked and
Camargo was burning. Other reports
told of an outbreak of black smallpox
In Campeche, of the killing and theft
of live stock by looters in the vicinity
of San Carlos, Coahulla, and . of the
robbing of stores in Guaymas by a
mob which resented the refusal of
Chinamen to accept flat money. The
governor ,the dispatch said, had or
dered 100 soldiers to Guaymas to pun
ish the mob leaders.
The Villa agency made public re
ports that General Chao, leading the
southern division of the campaign
against Tampico, had penetrated be
yond Ebnno to a point less than ten
miles from Tampico, and that the
vanguard of the Villa army operating
against Matamoros had reached Rey
nosa, sixty miles from Matamoros. The
civil population, it was said, was flee
ing from Matamoros to Brownsville,
American Reported Executed.
Douglas, Ariz., March 23. Henry
Carlson, an American soldier of for
tune, and Colonel Rivera Dominguez.
a Villa commander, are reported in ad
vices received here today, to have
been executed after a battle Friday,
which resulted in the capture of Cum
pas, Sonora, by a Carranza force led
by Colonel Ramlngeos.
Villa forces are said to be marching
northward from Nacozarl and mass
ing along the frontier, ostensibly to
besiege Agua Prleta.
"You can purchase at market rates
the arms and mounts of your scouting
party of ten men, which we captured
this morning," was a telephone mes
sage sent by Villa followers to Ceneral
ICIias Calles today. The ten soldiers
are said to have been executed.
General Calles has received a ship
ment of a million pesos of Carranza
money and the first Installment, said
to be $100,000, of a half million in gold
promised him by the first chief.
Presbyterian Church Tonight.
Mrs. I). F. Dieffenderfer will be
at the Presbyterian church tonight.
iShe talked at the services last night
and delighted her audience. She la
a representative of the woman's
board of home missions, and is mak
ing a campaign against Mormonism.
New Orleans, La., March 24.
tt The weather forecast for
JJ Oklahoma for tonight is ln-
tt creasing cloudiness and warra-
tt er in the eastern portion;
U Thursday unsettled and colder:
8 fresh southerly winds to
tt moderate gales today, shifting ::
tt to westerly tonight. tt