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Defeated on Battlefield and
Deserted by Their Emperor
Germans Appeal to Wilson
( By The Associated Pres)
Defeated on the battlefield, desert
ed by their emperor and subjected
to terms tantamount to uncondition
aly surrender, the German people
have made an appeal to President
Wilson. Conditions described as
"fearful" prevail and Dr. YV. S. Solf.
the foreign secretary, says in his ap
peal, that millions face starvation if
the allies do not take steps to over
come the danger.
Mutinous sailors, who are in con
trol of most of the writs of der
many's navy, may, even at this late
date, risk battle against -the allied
fleets, rather than surrender their
vessli under the terms of the armis
tice. Wireless messages to the vari
ous units have been picked up, call
ing upon the sailors to "defend the
country againt this unheard-of pre
sumption. The messages directed
that the units assemble in Sassnitz
lurbor on the east coast of the
Island of Ruegen, on the Prussian
To Intern Kaiser.
Holland is said to be paring to in
tern William Hohenzollem and his
son, the former crown prince, -as
well as other military officers who
sought refuge with them by cross
ing the Dutch frontier. This action
may prevent the former emperor
from returning to Germany, should
events take a sudden turn, and fol
lowing the example of Napoleon in
Allied ships have entered the Dar
danelles and British naval forces
have occupied Alexandretta.
Field Marshal von Hindenburg,
who was reported to have fled to
Holland with his royal master, has
joined the revolutionary forces. He
has asked the soldiers and work
men's council to send delegates at
once to main headquarters.
F.verywhcre in Germany, the mo
mentum of the revolution which
swept the old regime out of power
seems to be increasing. The great
Rhenish Westphalian industrial re
gion is in the hands of the reds,
while Potsdam and Doeberitz have
surrendered to the forecs which have
taken over control in Berlin.
Evidence of Friction
There are evidences of friction be
tween the military authorities and
the soldiers and workmen's council
in many towns in northern Germany,
the authority of the latter being
questioned. It is reported that civil
administrations have been provision
ally organized where there is any
danger of a conflict between parties.
British forces reached Mnns, Bel
gium before the hour of the cessa
tion of hostilities. This evidently has
sentimental interest for all Britjsh
subjects, for it was there that "Kit
chener's contemptible army" had its
first real baptism of fire in 1914. The
Americans closed the campaign in
France by capturing the village of
It is announced that, by a supple
mentary declaration to the armistice,
it was agreed by Germany that in
case the vessels stipulated in the
armistice were not turned over in
the specified time to the allied
powers, the island of Helgoland
might he occupied as an advance
base to enable them to enforce the
terms of the agreement.
When Last Shot Was Fired
When the last shot was fired, the
allied battle line from the Dutch
border to Switzerland was, approx
imately, as follows: The frontier of
Holland north of Selzaete to Ghent
to eat of Aiidenarde to Grammont
to Fast of Mons to east of Man
betige and thence eat of the Franco-Belgian
border to north of Ro
croi. Thence the line was along the
Meuse to Mezicres to Sedan and
across the river in the region of
Stenay. Thence southeastward south
of Montniedy and northeast of Ver
dun to the Moselle near Pagny,
northeast of Mont-a-Mousson. The
line then paralleled the Lorraine
frontier to west of Markirch where
it entered Alsace, then it ran
southward to Switzerland on a line
about twenty miles west of the
Rhine. France had been entirely
cleared of the invaders, except for
the narrow strip of territory from
the Meuse to Alsace.
American Advance Zone, Franct,
Oct. 12. (Correspondence of The As
sociated Press) Bread for the Yan
kee soldier in France is baked, riot
in the dainty one-pound loves used
at home, but in loaves that weigh
twelve pounds each. They are so big
as to be inconvenient and the size
now is being changed to a uniform
square loaf of four pounds.
All the baking is on a huge scale.
Asked for the recipe by which Atti
erican bread has attained its su
periority among all the allied armies,
the chief baker gave it as follows:
Flour. 160 pounds; sugar, salt,
veast, lard and water. 56 pounds;
total 216 pounds. He did not define
the amount of the various ingredi
ents, possibly from fear of giving
information to the bakers of the
The huge quantities of dough al
ways oif hand "aging" or rising un
der the influence of the yeast look
like a giant battery of snowballs,
Faeh dough is a huge mass weigh
ing 480 pounds which two men han
dle with difficulty. Over it the sol
diers bend naked to the waist,
kneeding and mixing. Then the huge
mass rolls along to the next table,
where it is drawn into long thick
strings, which the soldiers deftly
chop off in 12-pound loaves, never
varying an ounce, ready f(ir the
Only One Standard.
There is but one standard of army
bread, for officers and men alike,
and General Pershing eats exactly
the same kind of 4-pound loaf as
the soldier in the ranks. In fact, the
American army bread is so superior
to the civilian bread commonly on
sale in France, that it is regarded as
a great luxury, officers and men are
besieged by civilians to get them
some of the fine, white American
bread, and American officers at ho
tels are the envy of other guests
for the armv bread thev are able to
It was suggested to the head
baker that tradition gave women
the first place as bread makers, and
he was asked if women could not be
utilized in making this army bread,
thus relieving 2,000 men for serv
ice on the fighting lines.
"Women wouldn't last one day in
this kind o hard work," he said.
"This is bread making by the ton,
and by millilons of loaves, and it
takes physical strength to handle
the huge quantities of material. It
would be impossible for women and
it is the hardest kind of work for
At the ovens a baking had just
started. There are seven of these
bakings each day, and seven each
night, for the work goes on night
and day, with two shifts of men, one
going at ft a. m. and the other at 6
p. in. There are 20 companies, and
each company of 100 men has 15 ov
ens. Fnch baking takes about an
hour and 35 minutes, which yields
an average of 14 bakings through
the 24 hours.
Thousands of loaves of hot bread.
frc;h from the ovens were being
stacked in the ten warehouses where
for two days the bread is being al
lowed to cool, dry, and season, be
fore being shipped to the front. Hot
bread, the escort explained, cannot
be shipped as it steams in the cars
and begins to get musty and mouldy.
There has been some complaint of
this from the front of late, due Jo
shipping the bread soon after bak
ing so the soldiers could 'have it
crisp and fresh, and so the regula
tion has been fixed of holding it two
days before shipment.
It is a huge process, this bread
making for a whole army and like
all the American undertakings, it is
an object of admiration and wonder
to the foreigners, for the smooth
ness and perfection with which the
gigantic field establishment is car
AUTO TURNS OVER
Fred Piatt, former deputy sheriff,
and Sidney j onion, a fanner who
lives near Newport, were seriously
injured in an automobile accident
between 8 and 9 o'clock last night.
They were driving west on Alahi
street, and in attempting to turn
into r Street .Viutliwest, netween
Central Park and he residence of
f:ivnr V ft. Roberts, coins: at a
high rate of sliced, the Ford car in
which thev were driving turned
turtle and rolled over lour tunes,
crushing the occupants beneath the
car. Both Piatt and Jordon were
rendered unconscious and were
taken to the Hardy Sanitarium.
It was found that Piatt suffered
several broken ribs and was .se
verely bruised all over his body. It
is also feared that one of his lungs
has been injured, probably pene
trated by the broken ribs.
Jordon suffered a broken shoul
der and was also severely bruised.
The injured men have been un
able to tell how the accident hap
pened, butthose who witnessed it
says the car was going at tremen
dous speed. Jt was reported that
there was a third man in the car,
who was thrown out. but got to his
feet and ran rapidly away. He has
not been identified.
Ardmore and Vicinity: To
night and Wednesday fair, pos
Oklahoma: Fair tonight and
Wednesday; frost tonight.
ICast Texas: Tonight and
Wednesday fair, frost in north
West Texas: Tonight and
Wednesday fair, somewhat cooler
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENED
YESTERDAY, CLOSED EARLY
TO HELP CELEBRATE
After being closed a little more
than four weeks on account of the
influenza epidemic, Ardmore pub'ic
schools opened yesterday, only to
be dismissed for the day to permit
the pupils to take part in the celebra
tion of the acceptance of the armis
tice terms. Special exercises were
held at the High School. The pu
pils sang a number of patriotic songs
opening with "The Star Spangled
Banner." The military unit of the
school formed sixteen abreast and
marched from the high school on
Washington to Main St.. where fif
teen 'rahs' were given for Wood-
row Wilson. American, France, Eng
land, Italy and Belgium. The pupils
were dismissed with the singing of
"Pack L'p Your Troubles in Your
Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile,
School opened this morning with
the normal attendance.
The Victory meeting at the Con
vention llqlll last night brought out
a large attendance and formed a fit
ting conclusion to Ardmore's peace
The meeting was opened bv the
singing of the national anthem and
this was followed bv a praver by
Rev. A. I.. Aulick. of the Broadway
Baptist church. Rev. C. C. Weith.
the first speaker, confined his re
marks principally to a description ol
the German empire with a brief
history of its origin and component
parts which he followed with a cau
tion against the expectation of an
early settlement ol the gigantic task
that confronts the I ntted Mates
and the allied nations in their ef
forts to treat with what may re
solve itself into a large number of
separated nationalities instead of
one centralized German nation. II
briefly mentioned that need th.it
still applies in the armies for such
work as the Red Cross and kindred
organizations are doing.
Waller S. Gilbert, in the course of
his remarks, while introducing the
speakers, paid tribute to Belgium
and at the same time remarked
that great credit should be paid
to all of the allied nations, which
had stood together so staunchly
and borne the hardships of the past
The singing of "The Marsellaisc,"
in French by K. W. Van Berggrun
was warmly received.
L. S. Dolman carried his audi
ence back to the early days of the
world war by reciting his impres
sions of those events as they came
to him at the time, and leading on
down through the months and years
that followed until he reached the
point where our boys, on French
soil, turned the tide at Chateau
Congressman Charles 1). Carter
reviewed the causes that led to the
war, and after alluding to Belgium
as the savior of the world in this
great contest, lie clearly demon
strated the causes that brought the
United States into the conflict
While paying due tribute to the
British and French nldie,rs. he said
that America produces the best sol
dier that ever looked down the
sights of a rifle, and, judging from
the applause that greeted this as
sertion, the audience fully agreed
with him. He said that while at
first he was inclined to oppose the
I draft, after mature meditation he ap
proved it, and now feels certain that
if it were not for the draft this vic
tory celebration might have been
held in Berlin instead of America.
Military autocracy, he said, menaces
not only its own people, but the
people of the world, and, after bury
ing the kaiser face down, so that
the more he digs the nearer he will
get to his eternal home, the next
step will he to banish the Turk
and turn Palestine over to the Jews.
This brought more applause.
Walter S. Gilbert concluded the
speaking program with an eloquent
appeal to stand behind the United
War Workers and meet their quota
with an oversubscription. He called
attention to the low average of cas
ualties which has fallen to Carter
County and Ardmore on foreign
soil, and urged his hearers to com
plete the work by providing for the
protecting arm of these united or
ganizations to continue with the
boys until their safe return to their
homes and loved ones.
A large chorus, under direction
of Mrs. N. C. Wood, interspersed
the program with patriotic songs.
AT SHEFFIELD, ALA.
Sheffield, Ala, Nov. 12. George
Whiteside, a negro, who is said to
have confessed to the killing of John
Graham, a policeman, was taken
from the Colbert county jail early ;
today by a mob and hanged on the
bank of the Tennessee river, near;
the spot where Graham was killed.
Race feeling in Sheffield is intense..
The mob was reported this morn
ing to be on its way to Russellville
with the avowed intention of lynch
ing two other negroes, Henry YY'il
lingham and Charley Hamilton, ar
rested in connection with the killing
of Graham. Thev were taken to the
Russellville jail last night for safe
keeping. Whiteside was .so badly
wounded in a fight at the time of his
arrest that he could not be removed
with the others.
Will Byrd, another negro, was
lynched Sunday after he had been
placed in the Sheffield jail charged
with creating a disturbance. Byrd is
alleged to have declared an inten-
lion to "get a cop." He was taken
from the jail by an unmasked mob
Graham was shot and killed
Thursday night While attempting to
arrest several negroes, Whiteside
and the two negroes in jail in Rus
sellville are said to have confessed
to implication in the killing.
Six Arrested for Gaming.
Half a dozen men were in the kit
chen of the Imperial cafe Saturday
night shooting craps on a table.
They had carefully placed two look
oirts in the front part of the cafe,
but overlooked the fact that there
was a rear door, which was not
secured. Through this Policeman
Johnson and Dyer entered and broke
up the game. D. II. Wafer, Charles
M. Smith, Frnest Lewis, F.mmett H,
Puryear, G. W. Wills and Oscar
Key were arrested. In police court
this morning they were fined $10
each for gaming.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
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milch cow, balance easy. Phone 301.
FOR SAI,K One 1918 Ford, one 1917
Ford, one 1910 Ford. Call 1R43. Joe
Heron, 31 M Street Southwest. I2lii
The sublime holdup your money
or their lives United War Work
Funeral of Madeline James
Funeral services were held at 3
o'clock this afternoon at Rose Hill
cemetery for Madeline James, three-year-old
daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
F.ugene James, who died at 1 o'clock
yesterday afternoon at the family
home, 800 D street, southeast. Death
was caused bv influenza.
Your contribution to the United
War Work Campaign supplies the
comforts and influences of home to
the hovs over there.
KAVSRE MADE AN
Amsterdam, Nov. 12. The former
emperor made an inglorious entry
into Holland, according to reports
from I'.ysden. At :30 o'clock Sun
day morning, ten travel-stained au
tomobiles driven by Prussian offic
ers were seen coining slowly through
the fog along the Vise-Maastricht
high road. The last Beljan village.
Moiiland, which is almost on the
borderline, was still asleep. The
noise of the motors was heard by a
crowd of Dutch villagers.
The emperor was dressed in the
uniform of a general with an of
ficer's cap and carried a sword. The
erstwhile martial figure was huddled
and bent on a walking slick, while
his eyes stared straight ahead.
The Dutch frontier guards slopped
the cortege. After some brief formal
ities, the automobiles were conduct
ed to the railway station at Fsden.
Dutch cavalry and military cycli-ts
formed a cordon about the station.
Crowds of Belgian refugees swarmed
around the station, crying:
"Abas, Giiillaunie! Assassin!"
An imperial train arrived at iIk
station an hour later. It consisted of
fourteen cars and William lloheti
zollern, who had walked up and
down the railway platform, entered
the train and changed to civilian
Arrangements for the reception of
the Germans were made by General
Van Dcntz, aide de camp to Queen
Wilhelmina, who went to German
headquarters last week. '
Arrived at Velp
Near Anhem, Sunday
London, Nov. 12. William Ho
lieuzollern, the former German em
peror, arrived Sunday at Count Ben
tinck's chateau of Middachten. at
Velp, near Arnhem, according to a
dispatch to the Daily I'.xpress, dated
Sunday at Yelp.
An Amsterdam dispatch to the
Daily Fxpress dated Sunday says
that the former German empress is
ill at Potsdam near Berlin and that
the former crown princess is at her
Cotton On New York
Market Drops $10 a Bale
New York, Nov. 12. Cotton
dropped $10 a bale in the market
here tod.iv. Traders seemed unable
to interpret the peace situation in
if relation to the staple. The re
cession of 200 points for the Jan
uary option was the maximum move
ment permitted by a rule adopted
Oct. 5 by the board of managers of
the Cotton I'.xchangc designed to
prevent excessive fluctuations dur
ing any one day's trading.
Make the world safe for our boys
n .1 IF TT. PEABODYif Ca JtC vKatert
The Whittington Cafe
"The Cafe for People Who Live io Kat"
Noon day luncheon from 11:H0 to 2:00 p. m., 40
cents. Sunday we serve an elegant dinner from
12:00 to LiO p. m., 50c.
DOLPII & REICIIAPJ), Props.
"Gee! but its nice to see a
girl like you!"
IT was in a but at one of the training schools
in rrance. He was a non-commissioned
officer. He had been in France for eight
months, and now was back from the front as
an instructor. He hadn't seen a girl of his own
kind, a girl like his sisters, for weeks.
And there she stood behind the canteen
counter in this big, roomy, comfortable hut.
He bought a bar of chocolate. Then he drifted
over to the group around the pit.no. Presently
he went back to the canteen for a package of
cigarettes. He strolled to the reading table and
leafed ever a magazine. Again he returned this
time for a cake of soap and some tooth-paste.
For a moment the
rush at the canteen was
over. He loitered at the
counter and looked .at
the girl. She smiled. So
did he. Then he blurted
out what he had been
trying to say for 20
"Gee! but it's nice to
9ee a girl like you!"
There are girls like
that all over France
in camps, in towns, in
the big cities even at
the front itself. They arc
serving the canteens,
Why you should give twice as much
as you ever gave before!
The need is for a sum 70 greater than any gift ever asked for sines the
world began. The Government has rued this sura at 170,300,000.
By giving to these seven organizations all at once, the cost and effort of
six additional campaigns is saved.- i
Unlets Americans do give twice as much as svet before, our soldier
and sailors may not enjoy during 1V19 their
2500 Libraries supplying 5,000.000 tools
8S Hostess Houses
15.000 Big-brother "secretaries"
Millions of dollars of home comforts
Wlien you give double, you make sure that every fighter has the
cheer and comforts of these seven organizations every step of the way
from home to ti.e froat and back again. You provide him with a chuech,
a theatre, a cheerful hone, a store, a school, a dub and an athletic field
and a kitfwledge thm the folks back home are with him, heart and aoull
You hjvt losr4 your money to supply their physical needs.
Now five to muntAis the Morale that u) winning the war I
3600 Recreation Buddings
1000 Miles a Movie Film
100 Leading StPiee Stars
iOCv AtraMic D.rec!ors
running restaurants, handing out hot chocolate
or coffee, pies and doughnuts.
They are giving the huts a look of home
putting bright curtains' at the windows, posters
on the walls, making flower-gardens at the
doors. They are mending for the soldiers.
But, most of all, they are just being there!
They talk about the things that sound like
home. Perhaps they know the very towns
and streets and girls that these boys know.
They bjnd together home and France! They
are the girls beside the men behind the gunsl
Without the organizations whose uniforms
they wear, these girls could accomplish nothing.
However eager to help,
they could not even
travel as individuals.
But with the backing
of these established, rec
ognized and regulated
bodies, they can work
When you think of
war as a brutalizing
force, think of Ameri
can womanhood work
ing with the soldiers in
this war then give, to
support the organiza
tions which make this
UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
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