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no r a ARDMORE, Sept 27 BULLETIN! Scorch among the ruins was progressing methodically tonight, the workers centering their efforts on the tangled mass of lumber and bricks which had been a department store, where it was feared fit? bodies of many girls and women shoppers and employes would oe found. IX XX XX xx XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX u XX XX XX THE WEATHER REPORT Tl IMA, Bepl -1 - Tbs Ismptrs-inr-' Maximum in i t mi ii in Tii .sunlit yrlnclN eletr Preflpits FORK! 1ST Oklahoma: Fir Tui di ind prubsbl) Wsdnestls) FtpL V "T? 3 7VTOFZC, 7r j VCJ i (4 3 . i iii i ii si i) vn:i ssi m i 1 1 i rm itirii:i VOL. t, NO. 4 TULSA. OKLAHOMA. Tl ESI) AY. SEPTEMBER 12 PA (I KS THIRTY-ONE BODIES DUG FROM MASS OF LUMBER AND DRICK; FEAR MANY WOMEN SHOPPERS ARE STILL BURIED Three Generations of Women Who Arc Devoting Their Energies to the Suffrage Cause in United States PROPERTY LOSS WILL EXCEED HALF MILLION; MANY BLOCKS OF MAIN STREET IN RUINS Army of Several Hundred Rescuers Di- Into Debris While Frantic Rel atives Await the Results 1 1 I ill III hi VI) Charles Smith, former policc mini. M. E, Miring, drayman, . c. Gould, huckster. Breston , Blase, Santa l"e fia -mini. Ruben Warren, farmer. lllliini Mull, up anil -"ii. Tom Gllkey. Henri Carpenter. "Shorty" Twyford. Milton Taylor, it. Mm-. Santa r'o flagman, Unidentified white woman. Unidentified Indian. Unidentified white boy. I'Ik' bodies of five unidentified noaroca have been recovered. 10WN UNDER MARTIAL LAW TO PREVENT LOOTING; MANY MIRACULOUS ESCAPES Hospitals and Homes Filled With Hun dreds of Wounded; Physicians and Nurses are Rushed to the Scene DUMBA WILL LEAVE ! HERE PERMANENTLY Austria Advises Recall Won't Be of Absence Penfield Leave WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. Dr. Con stanttn T. Dumba, Aaistro-Hungarlan ambassador to the United States, will be formally recalled by Ins govern ment, according to assurances given American Ambassador Penfield at the Vienna nffioi'. Mr. Penfield had been Instructed to '; .... ; J Ar NCe & LATCH XfoPFSTr tUJABerrt CADY STAHTON MS Afrr S7r7TS Hi TCH. This picture, which was taken about twenty-five years ago, is Interesting In that it shows three genera Hons of New fork women who have t n active In the suffrage cause. The) are. left to right! Mrs. Nora Blatch de Forest, Mrs, Elisabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Stanton Match. NEW fOBK, Sept. 27. Three eltlei In this stats are to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the birth of Mrs. Elisabeth Cady Stanton, the flrsl suffrage Worker In the state ol .w Vmk, during tin- coming month. The first celebration win occur al Seneca Palls on October 8, it was there that she oalled together the first women's equal rights convention on July 19 and 10, 1848, The hundredth annlversarj of Mrs Stanton's birth will i elebrftted In Johnstown, N. Y.. her birthplace ,.n the evening of October '.. Among the speakers will be Mrs Margaret Btanton Lawrence, Mrs, Harriet Stan ton Blatch, the two daughters f Mrs Stanton, and Mrs. Nora Blatch de forest, daughter of Mrs Blatch. on nctnhor :m tin. Wiimi.n'M Political union m New v.,rk eltv will hold :i celebration In honor of Mrs, Stan 'ARDMORE, Okla., Sept. 27 At least fifty persons were killed and it is estimated two hundred others were injured dangerously, this afternoon when a 250-barrel tank ear of gasoline standing near the Santa Pe freight office in the business district exploded. The terrific force of the explosion shook down many buildings and threw burning gasoline in every direction. A few min utes later Ardinore was at At 8:30 o'cloi k the fire eit v was under martial law make- clear inf.il-mall.x that "leave .,f , 'n oy larwe rinneB in urn vr pitrKa in me eveiniis """ " ", ' " i, V i , .Mrs. narri.'t ."sianinn iii.imii is ii pr.'s.'ni in i...no"n. win-if biiq w.-ih it" v.'-i- ikh i..,- iwiivi " ie mercj of scores oi t ires, were under control autl the Erivate homes were imme- absence" for Doctor imnia would not satlafy the request of the United 'States in its formal note asking for the recall of Doctor Dumba, While discussing the situation with Aus trian officials Mr. Penfield was a.l vlsed that the wishes of the United States would be compiled with, A note on the Subject Is being pre pared and Immediately upon Its re eeipt safe Conduct home for Doctor Dumba will be arranged and the in cident, ro far as the United .states, is concerned, will be closed. Until for mal notification of Doctor Dumba's recall is received, state department officials will make no announcement. Charge H'AffaireM Barclay, of tho British embassy, called on acting Secretary I'oik at the state di-p ot her late husband, she will return for tho annlversarj celebration HIUEUUS INFERNO NAME RECEIVERS SCHEME 0ISCL0SE0 SMOKE ANO FLAMES FOR KA I Y RAILROAD BY OUTSIDE PAPER ii.t.t.t toil.iv .no! hitor ih,. si'.'ivtarv ifltolv thrown oiieii to f ie lllllirei and SCOl'es Ol lliell stated that the nece?sari Information e smoldeiiug were WOrKlUg lOUlgui in i in Miioniei i ug ruins uiuug Main street in search for additional victims. Among the buildings destroyed were the railroad sta tion. Swift - Co.. Pennington Wholesale Grocery com pany, Whittington hotel, Maddin 6c Co., dry goods, and Dewit Cigar company. Not a building on Main street escaped damage either as a result of the force of the explosion or of the fires following. The publishing plants of the Daily Ardmoreite and the Statesman were badly damaged. School Buildings Wrecked. All school buildinirs. business houses and residences which would assure Doctor Dumba's unmolested passage could be arranged by wire In a few hours If Vienna's official acquiescence to the American request for his rei all should arrive In time. Ardi am e Is a 'itv of ll I Groans, Declares Oil Operator Missouri, Kansas A: Texas Muskogee Opponents of Gas Railway nes Into Receivership. Scheme Lacked Mouthpiece, DESCRIBES DISASTER COULDN'T MEET DEBTS APPEALED OUTSIDE White-Sinclair Enjoin Sale of Valuable Tracts Bpeeisl to Tho World. HOUSTON, Texas. Sept. 27. n the application of 1' J. White and II. I'. Sinclair of Tulsa. JuilHe J. I . liar-i Heart Rending Scenes En- Officials acted by Frantic Wom en and Children. o ECLAHOMA CITT, Sept. jr. "At ." o'clock this afternoon Ardinore wa.l a hideous inferno of smoke and (T.ameS of pungent odors and blood and groans. Such Ih the description of the s.lua- Line Pile An swer Admitting Lack of Finances, Power of The World Mas Been Adequately I lemousl rated. ST. U i H railway ve- in the district court .Monday tlllI1 at the farter county capital Oy Kranted an InjunetioJi restraining J. ' v V Mlllmrn. an oil onerator here ! II I I i ' : . Ilf II ' ' :tlltl l-eliV Mil I .t- ..,.; . . , l. ,...1 mA l.i.il.li.iir Wltlllll twelve DIOCKS ol tile DUSUiess tlisirici near evi- u t o trom iransiernng WB0 rrtyed In Oklahoma Cltj Moi . i ,. . . : .... ,... . r ,i. . . - it ilieir illieresis in iiie easi nan ui hh LfrniAtiinlltr . . ir, , it - u'niil nur 1 ti T in . ... ... ., I lAkvlvaiiJi vivij nutuvn m iuv i i.os i uoies on tense, cum pi isi oh u ie ui t is acres in canuco ,si.u or m ii dence of the explosion city was shattered by its force. Two workmen were busy repairing the tank at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Suddenly one of them struck it with a hammer. A spark from the blow ignited funics escaping through a small leak. There was a terrific ex plosion, followed ly many smaller ones. The workmen were blown to pie. es. The shock shattered the Ardmore railroad station used by the Santa Fe, Frisco and Rock Island railroads. The Rock Island freight station and f cores of other buildings quickly took fire from the fly ins Liauid, 'I he flames spread rapidly until all Ol .Main Street I waa not consummated. , ,. frii ? I ti iX. In reKard to the suit appeared a roaring furnace, thirty hviu'iit cars m tne .Monday that Messrs. u Santa Fe railroad yards were destroyed. The pall of pmoke hanging over the whole city prevented rescuers from l"iuir effective work. Many Deeds of Heroism. At the store of Maddin & Co. scores of u'irls were working and was feared tonight some of them lost their lives- Deeds of heroism were many. A woman waiting at I day evening direct from the stricken Ilie scene, .Mr. .tuinurii snu, (Continued On Tago Nine.) MEXICAN ATTACK IS AWAITED ON BORDER III no ( hie to I'ale of Hoaslng United State LOUIS, Sept. .'7. The "Katy" system, embracing tho Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway, a Kansas corporation and the Missouri, Kansas Ac Texas railway of Texas, today went Into the hands of a re ceiver. . Ti.is change affecting a system with an aggregate mileage of more than J, $00 was brought about by Independ- M I SKOUKK, Sept. n Whatever 1 1 ti ome of iiie municipal ggg election i" Muskogee today, it mint be admitted that the eleventh hour interest In the matter was aroused almost solely through the eol- imiis of The Tulsa World Unable to get any puMleity through the local press, except as paid mat ter, the opponents of the I50,000 Cruz, and also in 12S acres in tho Alamo tract In Mexico. An applica- i tlon for a "writ of mandamus to re- I quire Desorla to execute an assign-1 merit to the plaintiffs was not acted upon. While the value of the property is; not given it Is known ,to Involve mil-1 lions of dollars, especially In view of ig ,.,.lU lot-ill ,,-, ci ooi I II I . , ' imhiiiih ,u the petition the plaintiffs' entere.! into; a contract for the purchase of the ' uwilryinan. 'l per cent interest of I i. z and the; 10 per cent interest of Desoria In the l.os ('holes lease for which Ihi'v were. Illli WM I I.I.I-:. Texas. 'Sent 27. I to pay 20o,ooo undir separate terms Elxpectancy of attack tiy Mexicans was They allege that a well came In about ! apparent today by the United States September 2 with 25,000 barrels ' military patrol aonK the Rio Grande daily output, but that the contract ; above here, -where nearly all the re- : i rent Mexican attacks on troops , i Desorla stated I taken place. Today passed without. lute and sin incident but with the troopers picii, i- clair had agreed to put up a Specified lint ' It is nearly timo for them tol amount for an op'.lon on his inter- ihoW up again. est, but that they failed to do so and' Major Edward Anderson of tho I abandoned the proposition. A well I Twelfth I avalry said that search for1 canio In about two weeks ago and ' n lles around the Progreso crossing of I was reported producing m.UOO bar-I the Hlo Qrands had shown no clue to. cnt orders filed in tho United States I bond issue reached the public here district courts at .St. Louis and at tbouts through The World and im Datlas and was a result of ,i friendly I mediately an awful howl went up greement between certain creditors I about outside influences trying to and tin- management of the two com- "butt" Into our local affairs, f es- panles thai comprise the "Katy"syS' tern. Charles k. Bchaff, president of both roads, was named sole receiver of each. As a result of the court orders today four the great rail -a a v systems cm terday s Phoenix earned many col umns of advertising discussing the gas question! which it unquestionably would not have had If the bond ad VOCateS had had their way and slipped tho thing through quietly, without gll necting the middle west with Texas i mg 'Uu opposmon a clianco t gulf ports are now in the hands of 'hear. I. unquestionably publicity the fcderV, c,,urts the Itock Island I Ihrouuh Tho Tulsa World does the system, the Missouri I'aclflc-lr in (Cdntin.icd On Page Nine.) (ConUnued On Page Seven.) rels dally, ono of tho largest In tho country. Poser, Little Minnie came In from tho gar den with soiled, clammy hands and jerplexed eyes. "Mamma," ahe propounded, "why does clod keep on muking toadstools when the toads won't sit on them, 7" B h 'iitfe. the missing Twelfth cavalryman, Hlchard J. Johnson of Mount Morris, I N'. Y. Major Anderson sal 1 it Seemed certain tiiat Johnson either was killed and his body thrown Into the. )',lo Grande Of that he was carried piis oner to the Mexican side. If ail other avenues of search fall to clear Johnson's fate, It Is probable that the C'arranza authorities will be asked to sau.u fur 11"! ua hg Mjgjgs a sidii "oaMMUxrn mxo "The "Community sing," with Edward K reiser at the organ, will be held at f'onveiitlon hall tonight, beginning at s o'oiock. This la tho first "Community Sing" ever held In Tulsa, and It is expected the Attendance will be large. Mr. Kreiser Is among tho foremost organists In the middle West and lie Is giving the sing aj a liurbar gift to Tulsa. Inclement weather during Durbar week ne cessitated postponement, ah the old-fashioned SongS will bo sung, and everybody will be expected to participate In them buslnc l'alkacy of Scheme, Instead of the opposition coming from outside sources, as was Claimed, it most be pretty evident now to I ftrybody that there ,re one or two men In Muskoge who see the utter fallacy of this scheme. Apparently a gqpd many "niggers in th wood pile" 'iavo been scared up, and unless the colored population comes to tho res cue and votes for the bonds it Is by ,io means certain that they will carry, notwithstanding tho strong "frame up" to put them over. It is about the only timo that the colored man in Muskogee gets a chance to cast a oallot and have It counted when ho Ifl voting bonds to be paid for by him self and other taxpayers later on, and, therefore, he Is counted upon to louragaoualy "come to the aid of the city." Everybody will be given the "rush AMONG THE WANT ADS it yen ii.iv i,t bants ksyi mi lieu fuel Uu'iii l.y ri'rt'hi'ii tin. iMiifled Adi toetv- PKIt; K V I V H 1' E NTS TELLING BLOW DELIVERED BY ALLIES IN WEST (iff I.'IIIS I l'lr;itr. ;lt ' cl'V tin iii Western The ater of Battle. ANGLO FRENCH ARMY HAS 23,000 PRISONERS iereesl righting of Wai France; Little ( 'hange in the Mast. in LtiNDox Bept. 27. (It:t7 p. m. The great offenaive of the French and llrilish forces luminal l.oili Amm Of tl II. ow loml ,,l Die ( lei nui n no. Oilions on Die western fpnnl hua nul tackened, but General Joffre's after noon bulletin reported no new- out standlng success, The Hriiisii official statement told i" lei lj of he i j Iosm s inflicted on the Qermuns northwest of llulluch, where heavy Oerman countcr-utiucks were c arried out during the course of tho day. Berlin maintains that by means of counter-attacks the allien drives have been checkod with heavj loss, but as the Oermani make no claim of inn ing the ground taken from them, tho Indications are the allied e;ain on J-'at- urday and Sunday have been gener ally maintained and at some points improve , and that the fighting has reached the Mate of vicious attack and counter-attack which may per sist for weeks, IS.000 Prisoners Taken. II Is estimated that the prisoners captured by the allies during the rush "III reach a total of more than twenty-three thousand, but this is off sel to some extent by the German claims that nearly seven thousand French and British fell Into their hands, Denied fun her news of Die rcut battle, Rngland li awaiting develop- incuts with an eagerness not equalled Since the critical days when Die Her mans fell back from the nates of Paris in the meantime the public Is warned to expect heavy losses and that the Germans, already two million string from the coast to the Swiss frontier, ma) throw reinforcements Into Die line for a struggle the like of which even this Moody war has not yet seen. Optimists also are reminded that the Qormans are likely to put tho most dependence on their second ami third line defenses rehimr noon ma chine funs ami men to Ie Id t Ie means that a dlffli the allies. Is i- in banged. The rjcjiliiie, in Die eastern theater has brought no important change, bui England regards the position of the Russian arms as improving daily. which strengthens the hope here that German) d ue noi weaken her seven- hundred-mlle front In order to fill Din gaps ill I he w est. The Bulgarian situation remains ohs. lire, resting as it did last week on the of) repeated assurance of Sofia that Hie COUntl") intends merely tu maintain an armed neutrality. MOTIONS OVERRULED IN MUNDAY TRIAL ompar 1 1 . elj f( w fronl line, which cult task is before lrl RRI8, 111 S. pi. 11 Two mo-tioii- made.bv the del. -lis. in Die trial of (' it. afunday, charged with con piracy to wreck the ii Baits .street Trust and Sav ings bank ol Chi. ago, were overruled loda In Judge Ntough. I The first motion was to strike from I the files the record and supplemental recid of formet actions in the case because of omissions. The second motion w is to direct Die clerk of the I criminal court of Cook county to furnish Die clerk of the circuit court jof Morris with a true and correct rec ord of the case ' After the motions had been dis posed ,,( the selection of i jury was I begun, PRESIDENT WILSON WELCOMES G. A. R. tCoUt.i. e.'J Da Pagg Nine.) WASHINGTON, Sept. -President Wilson welcomed to Washington tonight Die Grand Army yt the public. It was the first day of the forty-ninth annual reunion of the men who wore Die blue. Lieutenant Colonel David 1' Palmer, the commander-in-chief, and his staff called on Die president The president give a cordial greeting prophetic of next Wednesday when he will review tho remnant of the union host that made I'.nnnsvlv am avenue historical In 1S. Tonight the old soldier.- fr.iterni7.ed with Survivors of the Confederacy, man) ol whom have come by spadaj invitation to join in the fiftieth anul i isjiv Ol Vniein. an pcaia.