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GUARANTY STATE BANK. Of Ardmore. Not Too Small for Large Business. DAILY ARDMOREITE FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS. EX-CZAR IS SLAIN RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER CABLES REPORTS OF YESTERDAl ARE REITERATED FROM GERMAN SOURCES. NO DETAILS ARE GIVEN A Newspaper of Character We Can Help You Help Yourself GUARANTY STATE BANK. Of Ardmor. Not Too Large for Small Business. ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1918. VOL. 25. NO. 265. SIX PAGES TODAY Austrian wops Mutiny; 2000 mdemned to Die Is News Report to Paris Paris, June 28. There have been rebellious outbreaks among the garrisons of the cities of Gvor and Peps. Hunparv. as a result of which 2,000 of the military involved in the mutiny have been condemned to death, according to reports received by the Matin today. TAU A . . - 4- - . - JTT X ! i . . . . p.,.; tv,m, aw t. JJUl" aim Hungary are aiiectea by tne revolution- . r - . i o Tr mAuamTiT itVitth it U i i i Ouoted From Berne. SwiUerUnd 10 LU in prureas on a large scaie WEATHER FORECAST For Ardmore and Vicinity: Tonight and Saturday, partly cloudy to cloudy. Local Temperatures. Maximum temperature yester day was 97 degrees; minimum last night was 75 degrees. Precipitation. Rainfall yesterday, .43 inch. VON KUEHLMANNS WOE SPEECH IS HIS UNDOING Copenhagen, Denmark, Puts Out the News. Also BULLETIN, 11:20 A. M. London, June 28. Ukraine news paper reports quoted German offi cial wireless bulletins say the for mer Czar Nicholas was killed by a Russian Red Guard in a personal quarrel. Another German bulletin stated rumors are current that the family of the czar has been taken to Peruz. London, June 2S. The Frank furter Zeitung reports that M. Tchitcherin, the Russian foreign minister, has telegraphed the Rus sian minister at Darmstadt, Ger many, that the former Russian em peror, Nicholas Romanoff, was murdered a few days ago between Ekaterinburg and Perm, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. in Austria, the newspaper's advices declare. The spirit of re volt is said to oe strongly pervasive in the army. Violent demonstrations are reported to have occurred in numerous cities. Pecs is the Hungarian name for the city of Funfkirchen, 105 miles southwest of Budapest. The city has a population of 45,000. Gyor, more commonly known as Raab, is a city of some 28,000 population, 67 mile3 northwest of Budapest. READY FOR DRIVE ON SAVING STAMPS ARDMORE AND CARTER COUNTY EXPECTED TO GO "OVER THE TOP" BEFORE 6 O'CLOCK. eiG CANDY COMPANY CAN GET NO SUGAR NEW CONCERN AT CAPITAL CANNOT GET POUND OF "SWEETENING." Paris, June 2. (Havas Agency) Swiss dispatches re ceived here say that owing to the seriousness of the food sit uation in Austria-Hungary, martial law is expected momentar ily to be proclaimed throughout the empire. Paris, June 28. The court mar tial at Darmstadt, Germany, has re ceived a telegram signed "Tchit cherin," announcing that Nicholas Romanoff, the former Russian em peror, has been assassinated, says a dispatch to The Matin from Berne. The assassination took place be tween Ekaterinburg and l'erm. The dispatch from Berne gives weight to the increasing number of reports of assassination of the for mer Russian emperor. Darmstadt is the capital of the grand duchy of Hesse, and the former Empress Alix is a sister of the reigning grand duke. It is not unlikely that the Russian government, through For eign Minister Tchitcherin, would inform the Hesse court of the death of Nicholas Romanoff before mak ing it public through regular chan nels. Berlin had reported recently that the former emperor was being re moved from Ekaterinburg to Mos cow. Perm is on the northern rail road route fom Ekaterinburg to Moscow. Czcho-Slovak troops con trol the southern route, and it is probable that if the bolsheviki did take the former emperor from Ek aterinburg they took him by the railway running through Perm. The former Russian empress was last reported as being in Ekaterin burg with her husband and daughter. WAR SUMMARY There are yet no outw;ard in dications as to when and where the German command will launch its next stroke against the allied lines. The fighting lull on the western front con tinues with only raids and local attacks, while on the Italian front the Austrians, reeling from the shock of the repulse on the Piave, seemingly are con tent to allow the Italians to have the initiative. It is two weeks since the German crown prince ceased his ineffectual efforts to reach Compeigne, and the breathing space, which has been longer than between the offensive across the Aisne and that on the Noyon-Montdidier front, has been sufficient to permit the Germans to prepare fully for a renewal of the offensive. Allied capitals look for another enemy blow very soon. Military ob servers believe it will come on the front between Montdidier and Ypres. For the past few days the German artillery fire has been violent on several sectors, each of which might be selected for an attack. These sectors arc south of Arras, the northern and southern legs of the I.ys salient, and south of the Aisne. The Germans may, however, at tempt to surprise the allies by attacking where they hope they will not be expected. Aerial activity is above the average. Allied bombing squad rons are active against Ger man military targets behind the lines. The British are making nightly raids into Germany, es pecially against manufacturing and railroad towns between Metz and the Rhine. Unsettled conditions in Austria-Hungary may keep the Aus trians from immediately resum ing the offensive in Italy. The food situation continues so se rious that reports from Switzer land say martial law may be proclaimed throughout the dual monarchy. Reports from Berlin through neutral countries indicate in creasing Pan-German anger against the foreign secretary. Dr. Von. Kuehlman, for his speech in the reichstag. MEETINGS ARE AT 2 P. M. Residents of City Assemble at the Ward Schools Hundred Auto Loads of Workers to Country Districts Half Holiday Today. London. June 28. Rumors are current in Petrograd that Alexis Romanoff, son of former Emperor Nicholas, died a few days ago, says an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Copenhagen. Cadet Aviator Is Killed. Fort Worth, Texas, June 28. Cade tThomas Clifford Anderson of Trinidad. Colo., was killed here yes terday afternoon in an airplane accident. PEOPLE MAY BUY BILLION IN STAMPS SALES DURING PAST TWO WEEKS ALREADY TOTAL HALF THAT AMOUNT. WAR SAVINGS DAY. The head of every family in the city must either be present in person or be represented by some member of his family at the War Savings Stamp meet ings this afternoon. Physical inability to attend is the only ac ceptable excuse. The meetings will be called to order at 2 p. m. Meeting places and chairmen follow: First Ward School, C. B. Wil liams. Second Ward School, John F, Lesley. Third Ward School. N. B. Fea gin. Fourth Ward School, Joseph M. London. Be prepared to specify how many savings stamps are owned by yourself and members of your family. Pledge the limit of your abil ity and specify on what dates and from whom you will buy stamps. You do not need to pay any money today. You can buy the stamps on the monthly install ment plan if you wish. You can pay cash today or on any desig nated date. County and city offices, the postoffke, banks and business bouses close at noon for the re mainder of the day. Restaurants. cafes, drug stores and like estab lishments close at 1:30 p. m. to permit their employes to attend the meetings. Aside from the meetings at the schoolhouses there will be no public demonstration. Tonieht at 7:30 o'clock the various units of the Full Man Power of Ard more will hold a battalion drill and review at Central Park. Washington, June 28. The in tensive nation-wide campaign for the purchase of war savings and thrift stamps closed today with the observance of National Thrift Day set aside by President Wilson for the final drive. "Every true patriot,'" was called upon by Secretary McAdoo to join "the army of war savers before the day closes. In practically all states the day was observed, governors having proclaimed it a special occasion to i impress upon the people the virtues I of thrift. In many cities parades j and patriotic celebrations were held. J In nearly every community work- ers made a special effort to fur i thcr the sale of war savings and thrift stamps. The American people during the past two weeks have signed pledges for the purchase of more than half a tuition dollars worth of stamps. Officials believe the final canvass today will cause the amount to be doubled. INSISTS ON CONSCRIPTION FOR IRISH MANHOOD London, June 28. When his proclamation calling for Irish vol unteers was issued there was no idea of abandoning the possibility of conscription!, Viscount French the lord lieutenant, declared in speech Wednesday at Belfast. 1 the military requirements set fortl in the proclamation were not sati. fied voluntarily, he added, the gov ernment must deal with the situa tion in the interests of tin; arn Fifty thousand men would be ac cepted as Ireland's contribution but if compulsion had to be resort ed to the number would be regu lated by population. Ardmore is suspending all busi ness after noon today so that every resident of the city can take part in the drive in the interest of the war savings stamp campaign. Business houses generally closed at noon and cafes, restaurants, drug stores and the like closed at 1:30 p. m. This afternoon at 2 o'clock, meet ings will be held in each ward school in Ardmore, at which the head of every family in the city must either be present in person or be represented by a member of his family. Four Minute Men and oth er volunteer workers will be at the meetings to assist the ward chair men. P'ledge cards must be signed in duplicate. The signer must specify the amount of stamps now owned by himself and members of his fam ily and state the amount pledged to be purchased between July 1 and January 1. Ardmore's quota is $160,000, and the remainder of the county has been assigned quotas that will bring the total well above the half mil lion dollar mark. Nearly 100 auto mobile loads of Four Minute Men and other volunteer workers left during the forenoon and early aft ernoon to go to each district school house in the county where meet ings will also be called to order at 2 p. m. t There will be no special demon stration in Ardmore on account of Thrift Day, except tonight at 7:30 o'clock, the various units of the Full Man Power of Ardmore will hold a battalion drill and review at Central Park. DENIES MRS. STORY VICTIM OF PREJUDICE New York, June 28. Mrs. Wil liam Cumming Story's published statement attributing her indict ment here of the alleged illegal wa charity activities to be "animus" o a preujdiced faction of the Daugh ters of the American Rcvolutiot was answered by her prosecutor who declared the investigation re sulting in the indictment was re quested last December by Wash ington officials. PETROGRAD IS HUNGRY; SITUATION IS DESPERATE PREDICTS KERENSKY TO RULE RUSSIA AGAIN London, June 28. The Copen hagen newspapers, a news agency dispatch says, gives prominence to a Berlin dispatch quoting the Tages Zeitung of that city as follows: "It is believed here that the bol shevik government will soon be overthrown and that Kerensky is the man of the future in Russia." Advices from the same source say Grand Duke Nicholas has been proclaimed emperor. Nikolai Lenine, bolshevik premier, and Leon Trotzky, bolshevik min ister of war, are said to have fled to the Murman coast. "Kerensky comes with the strong est credentials, first as the former I Oklahoma City, June 28. The Stifers Candy Company, a $300,000 corporation, which almost has com pleted the construction of a modern factory at Twelfth street and Santa Fe avenue which represents an in vestment of more than $200,000, has been advised by 11. Josey, assistant state food administrator, in charge of the distribution of sugar, that the administration has no authority to issue the company certificates for the purchase of sugar. Mr. Josey yesterday advised the company heads that they have the right to appeal from the decision of the Oklahoma administration to the authorities at Washington. He sent them a copy of paragraph 39 of "Ra tioning of Manufacturers Using Sugar," which was received this week from the administration at Washington and which governs the issuance of certificates to new firms The paragraph follows: Based on Use of Sugar. "Concerns listed on statement A starting in business after April 1 1918, are not entitled to receive any sugar, and no allowance or consid tion will be given under any circum stances to concerns who contract ed for new machinery or the erec tion of a plant before that date am did not actually use sugar in thei operations before this time. Th whole basis of the allotment o sugar is the use of sugar and it is i mere statement of how much suga was used during a certain period ot which sugar is allotted. We hav made no deviation from this rule.' The Sifers company was organ ized under the laws of Oklahom: Jan. 18, 1917, and within thirty day after the organization approximate ly $150,000 had been paid into th company by persons who bough stock. The site at Twelfth strce and Santa Fe avenue was pur chased and a large part of the build mg materials were on the grounc before war was declared. The con tract for the building was awardci early in the summer of 1917, an 1 the company expected to otjipy the building and be actually en gaged in the manufacturing of candy by Nov. 1. 1917. Quarries Delayed Building. According to the company's state ment sent to the administration last week, soon after the war was de clared the quarries from which they had contracted lor stone were commandeered by the government. This delayed construction from eight to ten months. The building is practically completed and planned to be in operation by the last of July. "We have been confronted, how ever, with the proposition of secur ing an adequate supply of sugar for use in our factory, the statement says, "and have been greatly dis couraged by the outlook. We will need to operate at a maximum ca pacity of 3,150 tons of sugar per vear. HUN FOREIGN MINISTER'S ADMISSION OP NO VICTORY POSSIBLE MADDENS MILITARY OLIGARCHY AND KAISER BRITISH PAPER DECLARES IT WAS NOT A BLUNDER. BUT THAT THE WAR MINISTER'S SPEECH WAS IN SPIRED BY MILITARY CHIEFS, WHO TOOK THAT METHOD OF BREAKING TO THE GERMAN PEOPLE THE NEWS THAT THE MUCH PROMISED VICTORY IS NOT NOW IN THEIR GRASP. Paris, June 28. (I lavas Agency) Dr. Von Kuehlniann offered his resignation as German foreign sec retary on Wednesday, says a Zu rich dispatch to The Journal. The dispatch adds that it is believed the emperor will accept the resig nation. London, June 28. One of the most criticized points in the reich stag speech of Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlniann was his reference to "negotiations, not military deci sions," ending the war, according to dispatches reaching London. Dr. Giuv Stresemann, the na tional liberal leader; Count Von Westarp, conservative, and others protested warmly against this statement. Dr. Stresemann said the speech had a most depressing effect. In reply the foreign secretary ex plained that what he meant was tttat military succcs must be "fol lowed" by diplomatic negotiations. Chancellor Von llertling also em phasized the same point. his second speech in trying to avert the consequences of his first speech is rising. In a violent attack on the foreign minister in the reichstag Tuesday Deputy Haase, independent social ist, suggested that on the receipt of a certain telegram Chancellor Von llertling hurried to the house to openly hand Von Kuehlmanu the "silken cord." Deputy llaasc de scribed Von llertling, Von Kuehl niann and Von Payer, the vice chan cellor, as "fig leaves to hide the nakedness of the military govern ment." and asked why the real ruler of Germany, General LudendorfE, was not made chancellor. Amsterdam, June 27. The cam paign for the removal of Foreign Secretary Von Kuehlniann is grow ing in strength. Emperor William is willing to dismiss him and Chan-r-'lor Von llertling is not disposed t.j retain him, " according to dis patches received here. In the reichstag and the press an ger at his confession of hopeless ness in victory for the central pow ers and his display of vacillation by Loudon, June 27. The Westmin ster ( iazettc savs : "The notion that Von Kuehl niann is a clumsy speaker who has blundered into saying things which he did not mean, or which were not authorized by his superiors, may be altogether dismissed. Xo foreign secretary in Germany would dream of making a statement in public about military operations without submitting every word of it to the higher command and obtaining their indorsement of it down to the last letter. "If Von Kuehlman did as he did it was because the military author ities desired hint so to speak and because they thought it necessary to break to the German people the news that the speedy and decisive victory which a few weeks ago they were themselves promising is not now within their grasp." SPECIAL SERVICE AT CONVENTION HALL JOE JEFFERSON'S OLD HOME IS BIRD FARM To Be Developed for Home of Wild Fowl. New Orleans. I .a., June 28. Jef ferson Island, former home of Jo seph Jefferson in Iberia Parish, outhern Louisiana, and named bv him "Bob Acres," after the char- X f B r ," "The Rivals." made famous I"? ' "LRkU"S" on the stage by the actor, is to be - .... vi j j UlUll JVJJtl ICIHg iltC rocks and shoals that bestrew its Mark Sexson, who is conducting revival services at Convention Hall, will deliver a sermon tonight on "America, the Balance Wheel of the Nations." It will be a patriotic ap peal to the citizens of this county, and all arc urged to attend. There has been a growing at tendance at these meetings and it is expected that the attendance at the service tonight will be one of the largest and most enthusiastic. "I hope to make the meeting one of special rejoicing and thanksgiving because of the great victory 1 be lieve our nation will have todav, and I know of no better way for the people of this city to show their appreciation of the splendid work her citizens have done than by join ing with us in these services," the minister said. The services will be gin at 8:30 o'clock. BELIEVE BOLSHEVIKI IN SIBERIA IS WEAK CAN EASILY BE OVER THROWNREPORTED TO BE CRUSHED IN MOSCOW. New Record at Shipyards. Washington, June 28. A new record in shipbuilding is reported from Portland, Me., where 90 min utes after the freight steamer Bas sam was launched, her machinery was being installed. E COMPANY INSPECTED. Army Officer Praises Ardmore Unit in Second Regiment. Lieut. Joseph Kelleher, Thirty seventh Infantry, inspected E Com pany, Second Regiment, National Guard of Oklahoma, last night and praised this unit of the new militia regiment in highest terms. There were 100 members of the company present and Lieutenant Kelleher said that the company ranks high est among the unitj he has inspect ed in this state. Lieutenant Kelleher and Major Charles F. Barrett of Oklahoma City, who accompanied him to Ardmore, left this morning for Tishomingo, where a company of the Third Regiment will be inspect ed tonight. Much interest is manifest in the format ion of the machine gun com pany of the new Third Regiment. The machine gun companv will re quire a minimum of 53 enlisted men and a maximum of 78. It is be lieved that the enrollment can be completed within a few days. London, June 28. According to a Petrograd message transmitted by the Exchange Telegraph corre spondent at Copenhagen, the food situation in Petrograd is desperate Riots are taking place daily, it is de clared, and are being suppressed by the bolsheviki with the aid of ma chine guns. BUTTE STREET CAR MEN LAY ASIDE UNIFORMS Butte, Mont. June 28. As a con servation measure, the local street carmen's association announced that in the future its members will ap pear on duty attired in overalls and jumpers in the place of the regula tion uniforms. "A wartime neces sity; cutting down expenses," was the explanation given. course, and second, as the author ized spokesman of the socialist and non-socialist parties of Russia," says the former Times correspond ent in Petrograd, who is now in London and writes regarding the mission of the former Russian pre mier in England and America." ASSOCIATED PRESS TO CREATE PENSION FUND MORE ENEMY FIRMS. Washington, June 28. One hun dred and twenty-nine foreign firm were added to the enemy tradin list by the war trade board, et'ec tive today. Eighteen firms were re moved from the list Mexico head the lists of additions with 65 firms I with Spain second with 2tX New York, June 28. The board of directors of the Associated Press has established a system of em ployes' pensions, disability and death benefits effective Julv 1, 1918. and has set aside $100,000 in Liberty bonds from its emergency reserve funds for the inauguration of the plan. GERMAN SOLDIERS DESERT Paris. June 23. Three barbed ire fences, one of which is charged with electricity, have proved inef fectual in hindering German I ol die rs from deserting across the fron tier into Switzerland, savs a Havas dispatch from Basle. The German military authorities have attempted to remedy the evil by cancelling all leaves of absence and special priv leges for soldiers hailing from Alsace-Lorraine. developed into a sanctuary for wild fowl by Lawrence Jones and J. Lle Bayliss of Lexington, Ky.. who re cently purchased the property. It comprises 10,000 acres. A con tract has been awarded for the con struction of a dam along one edge of the property in order to re-establish a cypress swamp drained some years ago. When the water accum ulates it is proposed to establish an immense heronry in order that the many species of herons in Louisiana, especially the egret, may build nests and raise their young over water, as is their habit. In addition, the new owners of "Bob Acres' have petitioned the Louisiana Conservation Commis sion to set aside Lake Peigneu. ad joining the property, as a wild water fowl refuge. The lake is a noted re sort for ducks during the winter months and they flock there by the hundreds of thousands. More than one-third of the land embracing Lake i'iegneu is included in "Bob Acres'" and owners of other property adjoining have signi6ed their desire to prohibit the shooting of wild fowl on the body of water. Under authority granted by the state, the conservation commission will prohibit shooting when a peti tion signed by all adjoining prop erty owners is received and estab lish it as the first of a series of in terior refuges planned during the coming year. , TO EVERYBODY. Washington Appeals to Every Oklahoman to Do His and Her Duty Today. Muskogee. Okla., June 28. following telegram to George Barnes of this city, state director of war savings, from the national war savings committee at Wash ington is an urgent appeal to the citizens of Oklahoma to put their shoulders to the wheel and help Oklahoma to go over her quota today on war savings pledges: Barnes, war savings director. Muskogee, Okla.: We fully ex pect that the citizens of Ok la home will respond to the presi dent's appeal that every man, woman and child pledge them selves to save constantly and to buy regularly securities of the government through war savings. Our appeal that no one in Okla homa be unenlisted on that day will, we hope, meet with a 100 per cent affirmative response. (Signed) Kavanaurh. National War Savings Committee." To the Citizens of Oklahoma: It is your duty and my duty to use every effort to leave no per son unsolicited in order that Ok lahoma may make its quota and go over the top on this day. GEORGE W. BARNES, State Director. London, June 28. According to unconfirmed reports today the bolshevik government in Moscow has been overthrown, says a dis patch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copenhagen. Moscow, the reports add, has been captured by General Kornilofi, supported by German troops. London, June 28. That the bol sheviki in Sil eria are weak and could be overthrown easily but for the suppr- 0f German armed pris oners released by them is the con tention of the Harbin correspond ent of The Daily Mail. In a long dispatch dated June 23 he says that of 20.000 prisoners ' fighting on the side of the bolsheviki in trans Baikilia. 4.000 are Magayrs. who are the chief source of bolsheviki strength. I wo or three allied divisions, savs the corespondent, could nut down all opposition in Siberia. Te adds: "The weakness of the bolsheviki I may be imagined from the fact that a few scattered Czecho-Slovak forces are able to hold the Siberian ! railway from Tcheliabinsk to Nij L'dinsk. a distance of 1.500 miles, 'and keep in touch with the counter revolutionary movement in south eastern Russia, led bv General Alex j ie.f. j "Bolshevism is a living corpse, i Allied intervention is vital, not only I to save the Russians from the Ger ' mans, but to save the Russians from themselves." I,ondon, June 28. General Se menoff, the anti-bolshevik? leader in Eastern Siberia, again is ad : vancing into Siberia from the Man jchurian border, according to a Pe i king dispatch to the Times dated lJune 22. The bolshevik forces op j posing General Semenoff, it is added, have been ordered to return ' m i .Ib . IL... 1. . - J I j i" .... .v i , tu iiftuisn iu ucirnq i u v in , csirin Li beria, which is reported threatened by a counter-revolution. Americans Are Prisoner. Washington. June 28. Capt. F, J. Presper, medical reserve corps, at tached to the British expeditionary forces, is a prisoner of war in tier many. He lived in Philadelphia. Private Edward V. Prunier of New Haven, Conn, is also reported a i prisoner.