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or afreet rorner lltor w ..iinost
lh blitrroats b railed uuon to form
hug exterminating brigade. Tim buga
that have ucstcrad' lulsJlis for ilia
past two night should" bo nniniiated.
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VOL. XII, NO. 331
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, . FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1917
PRICE 5 CENTS
SLACKER LIST IS
POSTED BY BQARD
Names of 67 Who Failed to
Appear for Examination
Given to Officers.
SECOND CALL IS DELAYED
Testimony of Those -.Filing
Supporting Affidavits Will
Be Taken Today.
The local exemption board yester
duy completed a lint of those men
drafted in the flint call who have
made no claim for exemption, and who
now stand ready before the district
exemption board for military Bervlce
of the United States. This list of men
certified to the district board con
tains the names of 118 men, physi
cally fit for service, or slightly less
than one-half of this city's quota,
which Is 279. as announced by the
List Is Posted.
The local exemption board also
posted u list of those persons who
have failed to respond to the summons
to appear for examination as pre
scribed by law, and while tho word
"slacker" is not used officially in con
nection with the list, the names of
these 67 men have been placed In the
hands of ngents of tho department of
Justice, and they will be brought by
these representatives of the law be
fore the proper authorities to show
reason why they should not be held
as violators of the law and pressed
into military service.
In the event that every man who
has not responded to his call Is cer
tified to the district board and Is cited
to appear for military service ' comes
In, Tulsa's quota will be increased
from 118 to 185 by the addition of the
67 "slackers". This will leave but 4
additional men for Tulsa to secure to
have the full quota of 279 men. It is
probable, however, that the 118 who
have been certified up to the exemp
tion board as not claiming exemptions
before the lower board, some will
make claims for exemption or dis
charge on Industrial or occupational
grounds before the appellate board.
These cases will bo limited, however,
and it Is probable, officials declare,
that at least one hundred of the men
on the "honor roll" will report ready
for service. This number, with the 67
who have not as yet reported, and
those who will have their claims for
exemption disallowed, either by the
local or district board, will bring the
number up above the two hundred
mark. The remainder will necessar
ily be secured from the second call
which will be issued by the local
board, probably some time next Week.
Defer Second Cull.
Mayor John H. Simmons . declared
yesterday that the second call to fill
Tulsa's quota would not be issued
within the next few days.
"It will be Impossible for us to issue
the second call for several days at
least," tho chairman of the board an
nounced. "We will only Issue a call to secure
the men we need to fill out tho quota.
At this time we do not know how
many that will be. Until we have
passed upon these claims for exemp
tion which have been presented to us,
and after we have received notice of
the disposition of appeal cases taken
to the district board, we will not know
how many more men we need. Tulsa's
quota is 279. We must fill this quota
and sccuro an excess of at least 15
per cent in order to ta?? the place of
the discharges which will result when
the medical examiners of the canton
ments have made their final examlna
N COXTlXl'Kl) ON PAOK FOl'R
KANSAS CITY STREET.
CAR STRIKE SETTLED
City Officials and Mediator Ef
fect Agreement Between"
Company and Men.
KANSAS C1TV. Aug. 16. Street
car service In Kansas City, paralyzed
for nine days by a strike of more than
two thousand operating employes of
the Kansas City Hallways company,
will be resumed tomorrow morning".
Settlement of tho walkout was effect
ed today, both the company and the
men ratifying- terms that will permit
unionisation of the company on an
"open shop" basis.
The settlement was arranged by
Frederick L. Feick, federal labor con
ciliator; Mayor George H. Kd wards of
Kansas City, Mo., and a committee of
business men who worked thru all of
last night until early today preparing
the terms. It first was put before the
men, who accepted it with only six
dissenting votes, and then was signed
by Clyde Taylor, acting president of
The settlement was a compromise
on each side. For years the men have
been seeking the right to belong to
unions and to have arbitration meas
ures provided for tho consideration
of grievances. These points they won.
The car company has fought equally
hard against the principle of a "closed
shop'' or, as It was explained, agree
ments with tho men that would per
mit only those carrying union cards
to work for tho system. Such a pro
vision was contained in the accepted
terms. The men nlso sought the re
instatement of certain men discharged
prior to the strike and this was grant
ed them. The arbitration clause also
was characterized as pleasing to
them. It provides a board of three to
consider all disputes, one member ap
pointed by each side and a third then
selected by the two appointees.
Questions of wage Increases were
not taken up In the settlement. Such
a desire was one of the demands of the
men at the beginning of thd strike,
but leaders of the men havctold them,
In addresses at various nietings,"That
such a dispute could belt be taken up
after an arbitration board had been
created.' It . was presumed by ol
sci vers that the wage question would
bo brought up later,
Eskimo Admits Eating J
f T. it-era nf Priest mtet ' f
j Companion He Killed ,
EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 16.
Sinnisiak, one of two Kskiutos from
the Bloody Falls country on the fringe
of tho Arctic ocean, who are on trial
here for the murder of Father luu
viere nnd Father LeRoux, has con
fcsse.l to tho double crime.
Sinnislak told how he and Uluksuk,
the other defendant, were engaged by
Father LeRoux to draw his sleigh
thru the Cupper Mino river district;
huw, during a terrific storm, they
quarreled and how he ( Sinnisiak I be
coming frightened, slipped a knife be
tween the priest's shoulders. Father
Itouviere fled, but made slow progress
thru the drifts and soon was shot
down by the Ksklmos, who with ax
and knife cut up the two bodies, eat
ing the livers, uccording to the con
fession. The Kskimns were returned for
trial recently after a two-year search
by a little group of Royal Northwest
mounted police over a 3, 000-mile trail
thru the wildest of the north country.
SECOND ATTEMPT TO
' KIDNAP GIRL FAILS
Mother's Unexpected Return
Saves Pretty 16-Year-Old
What Is believed to have be?n th
second attempt of a ban 1 if Viiite
slavers to carry off Mnggl.s Suther
land, a pretty 16-year-old KH'l li!n-f
nt Tenth and Lewis, was folic,! ys
terday afternoon about 5 o'clock when
the girl's mother discovered 'icr
daughter, bound and gauged behind a
couch where she had been placed nv
two men who were frightened from
the home by tho mother's unexpected
According to the story told Sheriff
McCulloiigh and Constable -'. Oberts,
the mother and daughters were In the
crchard a few moments before the at
tack, and the girl was sent to the
house to procure an apron from a
closet. As she pulled open the door
to the closet, two men threw a blanse;
over her head and then tearing route
cotton from a mattres.-i securely
gagged the girl by tying a lace cur
taln about her head.
Her hands were then securely tied
to her body and she was uU vj.l lelilnu
the couch! It Is the opinion of the
officers that the men intended to n
turn nnd carry the girl away but
were frightened when the ni'ither re
turned. .About ten months ago, aec rdtts?'to
the officers, while the Sut'ioilnnd
family was residing at Thirteenth no
Troost, the first attempt M kidnap
Maggie Sutherland was mail. Iw
men entered the Sutherland homo on
that occasion and placed chloroform
on tho girl's pillow, but she. was awak
ened In time to cry out to her pur
ents, who frightened the iifjn from
GENERAL STRIKE EXPECTED
TO BE CALLED BY I. W. W.'S
General Secretary Declares Walkout
Will lie Ordered In Northwest
SPOKANE. Wash.. Aug. 16. A
general strike of the Industrial V era-I
ers of the World called for M.'V.d.'v Is
certain to become effective unless de
mands are granted and member held
in Jails In Oregon, Washington, Mr ho
and Montana are released, according I
to a statement made today by James j
liowan, assistant secretary of the 1.
W. W. I'.owan said the threatened
strike had no political "significance
and was simply a movement lor bit
terment of workers.
Fifty-Eight Mines in
Illinois to Open Again
SPRINOFIliLIV 111.. Aug. K. It
was predicted in mining circles to
night that Monday will see most of
the mines now idle at work, but no
official reports on the situation wer
Governor" Lowden has been kept In
constant touch with the situation and
is using every means at his disposal
to cnuVe resumption of work.
It was estimated by an operator
here today that the daily Illinois coal
output is short 75,000 tons of the nor
mal supply as a result of the strike.
Secret Wireless Plant '' .
Discovered in Argentina
nUEXOS AIRK8, Aug.- 16. A se
cret wireless station has been discov
ered on the coast of Chubut by the
Argentine navy department. The
authorities believe the station was
used in communicating with sus
picious vessels in the south Atlantic.
Italy and Belgium Make
Another Touch on U. S.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 16. Loans of
$40,000,000 to Italy and $5,900,000 to
Belgium were made by the govern
ment today, bringing the total thus
fnr advanced the allies up to $1,916,
400,000. LEGLESS MAN WOULD SERVE
Itefuses Exemption When Rejected
by St. Louis llonrd.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 16. Robert
L. Allen, a legless man of Alesboro,
Texas, examined for the selective
army by. a St. Louis board, and re
jected on physical grounds, refuses
exemption, and in a letter to the local
board Insists that he be accepted for
the army In some capacity.
The letter has been forwarded to
the var department. - -
T)mm Clioose Srranton.
-"COLORADO SPRINGS. Col., Aug.
18. Scranton, Pa., today was award
ed the 1818 convention of the Inter
national Typographical union by a
unanimous vote. Albany, N. Y., made
application for the 1919 convention.
Tho convention indorsed a plan to
care for members who enlist for the
war thru the local unions or by a 10
cont monthly per capita tax
Size of Company Increased
to 250 Men Under Two
CUTS OVERHEAD COST
Colonel and ' His Regi
mental Staff Now Will
OKLAHOMA SOLDIERS PLACED
National Guard in Thirty-sixth
Division and Drafted Troops
.WASHINGTON, Aug. 1G Complete
reorganization of all branches of tho
American army to conform with Euro
pean standard as recommended by
Major General Pershing is provided
for in army orders revealing that the
recently announced divisional reor
ganisation plan is to be canted into
regiments nnd companies.
The administrative uuit of the In
fantry army hereafter will ba a com--pany
with 250 enlisted men and six
commissioned officers, in place of
something over one hundred men and,
three officers. The company will be
divided into four platoons, each in
command of a lieutenant. There will
be two captains as first and second In
command, one first lieutenant and
three second lieutenants. Reports of
the review of American troops in
Prance yesterday show that this plan
already has been carried out in Gen
eral Pershing's forces..
The object of assigning two cap
tains to each company, it Is under
stood, is to provide against disorgani
zation of the unit thru the loss of its
commander. The second captain, un
der the Kuropcan system, does not go
into battle lino with the company If
his senior is present. He is held as a
reserve to reorganize tho company it
Undei tho new plan each regiment
will have three battalions of four com
panies, making a total of three thou
sand men. Supplemented by the regi
mental headquarters, supply nnd ma
chine gun organizations, the strength
of the new regiments will be brought
up to approximately 3,600 men as
against little more than ,lwo thousand
in existing war strength regiments.
Field Artillery Not Changed.
The unit organization of field ar
tillery and other arms of the service
has not been changed. As a result
of reducing the number of regiments
in a division, that unit Instead of 28,
000 men will total hereafter about
19,000 men, 15,000 of them Infantry.
Tho advantages of the system in ad
dition to the better adaptation of the
divisional unit to trench warfare. Ho
chiefly in the reduction in overhead
expense. One colonel and his regi
mental staff including his three bat
talion commanders will now handle
3.600 men instead of little more than
Today's orders show that provision
has been made for organization of 32
CO.NTlNl'Kli O.N PA (IK K1VK
WAX STILL EXPLODES
AT COSDEN REFINERY
Fireman Is Injured in Myster
ious Fire Enveloping Por
tion of Plant.
An explosion of unknown origin at
the Cosden refinery, West Tulst, nt
9:30 o'clock last night wrckej a
parafine still containing -9 tons of
wax products and slightly Injured Kd.
Maker, S9, a fireman, when tho central
portion of th great plant Lectin j en
veloped In a seething mass of flamm.
Officials of the refining company
i.toutly deny a rumor that the ex
plosion was caused by foul play on
the part of intruders on the premises.
The property loss is estimated ax
The top of the giant paraflno vat
was hurled several hundred feet Into
tho air and the flaming cont-jnM dis
seminated over adjacent npidlHiieen
and buildings. Raker, who was sihiio.
Ing on a platform twenty feet from
the still was thrown a distance of it
feet to the ground, sustaining injur'es
to one leg and painful burns about the
The blaze was confined to th?
vat and the melting of sur.'oiindin..;
pipes. Firemen from the .'omininy'l
department extinguished the fiam"
and the Injured fireman was given
emergency aid nt the ref'nery hos
nital. P.akcr had been employed nt
the plant only one week. H.i cam a to
Tulsa ten days ago from Albion, Okla.
"Rc-ports that the fire was caused
by so-called German spy clement are
p.hsnlutely groundless," D. W. Moffntt,
general manager for the Coslen in
terests, said at the scene of tho fire.
"Water may have come In rontnet
with the vat, and an explosion v.'ocld
have been an easy mutter. Such fires
ere a common occurence at refin
eries.." The fire as viewed from thu busi
ness nnd residence portions of Tulst
gave an Impression that hn entlro re
finery district was in flames. Thou
sands of visitors were attracted arrot
J Cities Must Chase
liedlights or Lose j
j Army Cantonments
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1 6. Secretary
linker has warned the mayors of cit
ies near army training camps or can
tonments that they will be held re
sponsible for maintenance of whole
some moral conditions in their com
munities. If the desired results ran
not be obtained In any other day, the
secretary said in a letter to the may
ors, be will not besitatu to move
camps to other sites.
The mayors were sent copies of
laws and regulations governing the
camp areas. The five-mile zone in
which Immorality is "strictly to be put
down" under the regulations. Mr.
linker says, does not mean that con
ditions outside that zone are to go un
watched. All evil resorts within easy
access to the camps, he declares, must
TWO KILLED IN WRECK
OF THE KATY LIMITED
Fast Train Telescopes Freight,
Near Fort Worth; Four
POUT WORTH, Aug. I fi. Knjrl
neer Jerry Scott. 54 years old, nnd
Fireman W. A.' Hammock, 30 years
old, both of Ienlson, were Instantly
killed nnd four persons Injured at !:.
last night when n Kaly limit"! pas
senger and a freight train telescope I
rear Wautuga, nine miles from Fort
Tho Injured were K. R. Uri't'n,
Penison, express messenger; A. M.
I'.'lllott, Kiowa, passenger; a ivomm
passenger who would not give In r
name, and S. W. Walker, negro rnll
nian porter, 126 Mackensen ptrect,
San Antonio. None were InJuvoJ iieri
ously. The passenger train left Fort
AVorth at 9:05 p. m., 35 minute (;ne.
The fret ;ht was trying to l ack in on
the siding where the lu-eident oc
curred, but on account of the train
being long was delayed. Members of
the freight crew claimed they smii a
flagman ahead to flag the p.issrnger,
but the crew of the limited claim that
the flagman evidently did not get
awuy from the train before the con
tact. When the limited struck the frelsni
it appears as If the fireman had tried
to jump, according to some of the
members of the freight crew. J I In
body was picked up probably twenty
fet from the engine. The engineer
stayed at the throttle and was crushed
In the wrocUage. Part of his body
could be seen In the cabin of the en
gine which was badly crushed.
Oklahoma Women Hurt
in Colorado Collision
PF.NVKR, Col., Aug. 16. Mrs. Zoe
Skelton, 30 years old. of Muskogee,
Okla., was injurel, probably fatally,
and Miss "Pet" Summers, IX, of llen
ryetta, Okla., was painfully hurl today
whon a taxlcab in which they were
driving to Fort I,ogan, Col., was struck
by a train near Uttleton, a suburb.
A. J. Coog of Littleton, the driver of
tho car, died on the way to a hospital.
German Navy Lieutenant
Arrested for Being Spy
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16. Lieut.
Irving F. Schneider of the German
navy was arrested here on a presi
dential warrant as a spy three days
ago, department of Justice officials
unnounced today. Many maps and pa
pers declared to- be of an Incriminat
ing nature were found In his posses
sion. New Officers to Go to
France for Instruction
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10 From the
27.000 officers taken from the train
ing camps Just closed a considerable
number are being selected to begin
Immediately Intense training in
France under Major General Pershing
at an officers' school in tho American
NETHERLANDS WILL DEMAND
EXPLANATION FROM KAISER
Wants to Know Why German ThmhIo
IJoat Violated Dutch "
THK HAGUE, Aug.' 10 Official an
nouncement was made today that the
Netherlands minister nt Merlin hud
been instructed to protest seriously to
the German foreign office against the
violation on August 7 of Dutch ter
ritorial waters by German airplanes
and torpedo boats off the Scheldt.
for rhanva w
"hull refrain front as-1
Ing thii apars fur thj
diaculon of anything
othrr than tho weathtr
iiwYr, we ni.zlit
Of TrtE B0iNE5i
add that a Inter
rriclird onr draK to
day referring lo tlila
il, I'llllllinnl. Til rod.
trnta nf thn riiMniva
will ba mad p.llilia
at a later date and in
rondiicteil by our
nfllvea. Wa invite cor
respondence, A cer
tain brother In this
town has hhd tin aai' I
ary hnoited twice l.jr
having hi ft inl i
tnlf.,1 h,.n a ,i 4 ......I
hi loaa what good,
fttuff ho wis turmziK
out. I erhapt wa tnicht Ki't a mine, if our
acquaintance, would do likewine. Aw, well,
yesterday waa a fine lar( day. Plumb
desirable, in fa, t. At hlfh noon the mer
cury akidded up to tho 7 dejreit mark,
whita earlier In the morninic the hunt
amounted to a punfiy 70 dcgreei. It no u lit
be of interest to some to know the windn
wr from the south and the skies wft
nnrtly obliterated with-clouds. Along about
beau or mala quartet time hi the evtiiniir it
mined ft few aparo drops. For toibw in.d
tomorrow wo predict part rloudy woail.er
that is if weather rsn be part cloudy. If it
asta't we'll jiredirt it any way.
Engineers Will Depart for New
Quarters at Fort Worth
AMBULANCERS AWAIT ORDERS
Expect Word to Entrain for
Long Island Mobilization
at Any Time.
Camp Sinclair, for two weeks tent
ing and drill ground for the Tulsa
ambulance and engineer companies,
soon is to be deserted. On the heels
of the news that the ambulance com
pany had been made a unit of tho
first division of national guard troops
for "Immediate nervlce In France."
yesterday came orders to the engi
neers to entrain Saturday morning for
Fort Worth, Texas, where the Thirty
sixth division, to which It belongs, Is
to be quartered anil trained.
Yesterday was a day of great ac
tivity at the camp. Drill, drill, was
the program for Hie n mini in ,..
In addition to drilling, the engineers
neirfin i. a........... i. . ..
. . ..... r. . ,,..,.,,,..1.1. i,M- departure.
I hose who could go home ami back
by Friday noon were granted fur-
lMIII?il f.t .1...,
iiii companies are lacking in
equipment, -few havim; complete ac
coutrements, ami m.inv having mull
ing except citizen clothes In which
they reported. They do not expect to
be supplied until they reach their
General orri. ers Named
It was learned last night that In
ad.l.tlon to Maj. :. Williams A.
Mann, the division to which the am-lulaneei-H
belong will be officered by
the following: Colonel Douglas Mac."
Arthur, chief of staff. The brigade
coiiimunilers i l.e lirigiidler Gen
eral R. A. Iti own, Kighty.s nd In
fantry brigade; Krlgti.lier General M
.!. l.etiihan, Klghty-thlrd Infantry
brigade; llrlgadier General C. p
Sunimerail. Sixty-seventh field urtil"
1 ry brigade.
Following are the general officers
for the Thirty-sixth division, which is
being mobilized at Camp Howie, Fort
Worth; Maj. Gen. K. St. .1. Greliie
commanding, Lieut. Col. K. J Wil
liams, chlet of staff; Urigadler Gen
eral .1. A. I lulcii. Seventh infantry
brigade; llrlgadier General 11 1 1
l'utchings, Seventy-first brigade;
llrlgadier General li. Hoffman, Sixty
first depot brigade; llrlgadier Genera,
G. ltlakely, Sixty-first field artillory
Trapped in Closet, Boy
Dies From Suffocation
RRI-OIT. Wis. Aug. 1G. After
many hours search bv score of far
mers for tne two children of Alfred
Vardy of Rock county, fanner, they
were found locked In a cupbonrd to
day In a deserted house near their
home., Willie, 5 years old, w-i:; on an
upper shelf dead front suffocation.
His 3-year-old sister was asleep on a
lower fihelf. A snap on the door of
the cupboard had locked the children
in while thev were nlavlnir vo.Mterilnv
Fears ItlindiiCNS, Kill Self.
CHICAGO. Aug. Hi. Fear that
blindness would separate him front
the books which he had spent his li'o
y the reason for sujclile given by
le'.inder Rudolph, for twenty yer.n
librarian at the Newberry library
here and long engaged In library
wo'-k in other cities. His body was
found in a downtown hotel louigbt.
aftei a search that his wife titi:'ie
hen she found notes saying he was
golnr to end his life because he
feared he wus losing his sight.
FARMER RIDDLED BY
SHOT DURING QUARREL
Meigs Wade Held in Muskogee
Jail Charged With Slaying
J. C. Lawson.
Special to The World.
MPSKOGKK, Aug. 16 J. C. Tiw
son, 00 years old, a farmer living
two and a half miles s,mthei.i ..r
Muskogee, was literally shot to plctesl
late today by Melts Wade HL'l. ill I
who lived on the farm adjoining, af
ter the men had uuiirreled over' the
division of oats rained on Wade's
land by Ijiwson. The shooting n
enacted In the oat field over which
the fatal quarrel arose. Wade and
a party of helpers were thrashing the
oats, Wade, having had several quar
rels with Itwson, had gone to tno
field this afternoon armed with an
automatic shotgun. When Lawson
entered the field Wado picked no tho
shotgun and ordered him off. I,iw
son, a slight cripple, whs walking with
a piece of broomhandle In his hand.
He did not even hesitate when Wade
raised tho shotgun to his shoulder
and again Issued a warning. "Go
ahead, shoot. If you've got the
nerve. Shoot," said lawson, advanc
ing. The words w re? no tnore tnan
utttert! when the shotgun spoke. I.e
fore others could reach his side VVude
fired fivo tlme point-blank at the
crippled man In front of hint.
I. iwson fell to the ground with his
fare shot Into an unrecognisable mas
uvj with his whole) body pepper-'J
with shot from tils heud to his let.
Not an Inch of the surface of his
body failed to receive a shot, accord
ing to the statement of undertaker
who examined the body later.
Wade telephoned Sheriff John 8.
Rarger end surrendered and ut the
same time ordered an ambuluiico to
comn'out nnd get Uwjun'a body.
Wade tonight Is held In the county
Jail, awaiting a charge of tnordtr
which will ho filed Friday. Sheriff
Rarger said tonight there is no
danger of mob violence. Tho widow
and a daughter survive, llolh men
wero moderately well off and both
have lived here for vverul years.
Americans Reported j
Wounded Considered !
I Soldiers of Fortune !
WASHING-PIN. Aug. I u.- Of ilcl it
reports from luidon early th.s iiiorn
li.t that Americans wounded at the
front In Prance had I ecu rcicne.1 at
the London hospitals cause. 1 a tm
ill Washington, lty many it rt-,H lh,i
to indicate that Pershing's me.i had
gone into action nt last, but when
the ineswage was brought to tin ul
tentlon i, the w,ir department. It
was stated that such was a wrong
hi. , position.
It was pointed out thai even If
Pel siting s men had gone into anion
and had been wounded, there was
little likelihood that' they would lo
taken to 1-oihIihi hospitals. It was
siigV-st'Hl that these probably were
Americans, thousands of whom have
I ecu fighting w.th the allies since
curly In the war.
I'm titer, It was stated that tho
Pulled States would be advised olll
cinlly and the lint would be given out
for publication, whenever Pershing's
men are included In ens:. ally lists.
OKLAHOMAN PUT ON
FOOD CONTROL BODY
Strutton I), r.rooka Will Take
Charge of Conservation
Work in State.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 1 .--Appointment
of L'S men as federal food com
missioners in as many states was un
proved by President Wilson toitai.
Comiiilssioners for the other status
will be selected by tho food admin
istration wltl.ln a few days.
The state commissioners will ad
minister the food control bill inso
far as it applies to state matter and
will co-ordinate state food, activities
with those of the food administration
All of the men will serve without pay
The list Includes:
Alabiiin.t Rlchnrd M. Ilobblfl
Arkansas llamp Williams, IKt
Georgia Dr. Andrew M. Sot'lu,
Illinois -Harry A. Wh"eler, Chi
cago. Indiana Dr. Harry K. Iturnhurfl,
Iowa .1. F. Deems, Htirllngtnn.
Kentucky Fred M. Suckett, 1 ouls
Vllle. Louisiana John M. Parkjr, New
Maryland Kdwin G. !J.iet;r,
Nebraska Gordon W. Wattles,
North Carolina Henry A. Page,
Oklahoma Dr. Strutton I). Brooks,
VIGILANTES ORGANIZE TO
STOP SEDITIOUS SPEECHES
New York Starts .Movement Against
.Snap-lent Orators; to IV
u lion Wide.
NF.W YORK, Aug. IB. In an effort
to curb treasonable un I seditious ut
terances by soap-box orators every
man and woman In New York was
asked toduy to help organize local
vlgilancu committees. Thru the po
lice department ono hundred oilier
cities in the United States are to be
asked to Join tho movement started
by tho American defenso society,
which announced that the "gutter
oratory' In New York must stop. The
movement was begun following the
arrest of Cleveland Moffet. nuthor and
newspaper man, who was arrested by
a pollcemnn Ikhii In Germnny when
he recently attempted to break up one
of the meetings.
Section Foil-limn Killed, Farmer
Won nihil Domestic Fuss
( ' use,
M1I.11KRRY, Ark., Aug. 1(1. In a
duel with shotguns at White Oak, four
miles east of here today, Rill Hutchin
son, Missouri Pacific section foreman,
was killed by lici t Dean, farmer, who
was wounded and is under arrest. Roth
are married. Domestic troubles lire
ascribed by officers as the cause. Fol
lowing un urgiiinent at Hutchinson's
home nt noon. Dean asked ."for a
chance." then went home nnd secured
a shotgun nnd the ibicl followed, ac
cording to the sheriff of Franklin
county, who arrested Dean.
SEDITI0NER KILLS HIMSELF
lumps From Window While Itclng
OucMloncd About Spanish Riols.
MADRID, Aug. 11. Luis Correus,
under arrest for seditious utterances,
threw himself out of a window as he
was being Interrogated today by a
police offlclul and was killed.
Tho police assert they know tho
names of nine hundred persons who
wero implicated in tho strike move
ment In Hnreolona which has caused
serious disorders In Spain recently.
Several strikers have been injured
In an encounter with troops at Saba
dell, Catalonia. The Riotlno miners
TULSA YOUTH IS PROMOTED
Klmcr M. Slobcr Is Made Sergeant in
Mctlicul Corps of 1 H. Army.
Following four years service In the
medical corps of the United States
nrmv Klnier M. Sieber, who was reared
In Tulsa and whose parents reside at
North Yorktown, has been promoted
from a private of -tho first-class to
the rank of sergeant. Sieber Is at.
mis lime stationed ut .-Syracuse, .N. Y.
IIFATHSVIL1.K, Vu., Aug. 16.--W
111. 'nil Puge, a negro, accused of at
tempting lo uttack two white women
t Lillian, Va., was taken from ol'ti
ceiH last night and lynched by a n.oo
of several hundred tnusked men, ac
cording to Information reaching hfre
tod.tv. It Is said to be the first lynch
Ing In Virginia In IS years.
FIGHT AT HILL 70
German Leaders Sacrifice
Thousands in Ten Vain
ALLIES AGAIN ADVANCE
LanRemarck Among Chief
Points Captured by
ENEMY IS GIVEN NO REST
French and British Delive;
New Stroke Just as Cana
dians Win Objective.
CANADIAN ARMY 11 ICAt QtTAR
T KRS IN FRANCIi, Aug. 16. Tho
taking of Hill 70 yesterday stirred tha
German higher command us nothing
else has done on this front this year.
Ten times the enemy came on but they
teldoin got close enough for fighting
with bayonet or bomb. The Prussian
guards were subjected to a terribla
concentrated fire from our artillery
and luai'hltiH guns. Their losses were
A veterun machine gun officer tell
of having had us a target tot an hour
and a quarter enemy I enforcements!
coming up In columns of fours for uso
In counterattacks. lie said his men
killed more, Germans yesterday than
they had seen altogether at any pre
vious time. Prisoners said that tha
ground over which their battalions
had advanced was thickly strewn with,
No Rest for I'ncmy.
Again the great Anglo-French war
machine has struck the Germans in
Flanders and again It has been sue
cissful. Tha village of Uiiineinarek
and other important positions i. i
taken Thursday und more 'than
eighteen hur.dred prisoneis all. .'
have been counted.
Thn latest blow In the Ypres area
was on iv front of nine miles and only
on the extreme right were the ull'ed
forces unable to make progress. Tho
Germans resisted stubbornly, suffer
ing heavy losses, but on the greater
part of the front they were forced to
leave valuable positions In the posses
sion of the allies.
Rcfore the fighting between I.ciB
and Loos had died out the French
nnd Prlt'sh moved forw ttd north of
the Yyres-Menln road. Thruout
Thursday bitter fighting coutlnuen.
On the left the French occupied the
ground between the Ypres esniil and
Martjevnart and then drove the Ger
mans fn m the important bridgehead
of Dre iTllitchten.
Field Marshal Haig's men ea-rlei
the rente - and right of thn nttacklmf
lino. In the center tho Rrltlnb scon
gained tl.el- first obJecilv and then
established themselves ' in lAnge
marrk. Continuing their at'ack, thty
advanced a half mile beyond the vu
Inge, gaining a trench nystcm vnlcn
was the final objective of the day.
(in the right flatiK tho wrman re
sistance was most despera'". F.urly
In the day tho Rrltlsh drove the
Teutons back, but numi r 'nt counter
attacks, In which they suffered heav
llv, enabled the Germans to regain
the lost ground.
Canadians Make New Gains.
In the Lens sjctor tho Canadians
made additional progTess east of Loos
and north of Lens. German prisoners
to the number of nearly nine hundred
were taken in the fighting hre
Wednesday and ' Thursday, bringing
the allied 'total for the two days to
2,700. In Flinders the Rrltlsh also
captured some guns from tho Ger
mans. Kxcept for tho continued heavy ar
tillery fighting on the Aisne front and
near Verdun, a gain by the French
south of Allies, north of the Aisne, has
been the only Important Infantry ac
tion south of Lens. The French cap
tured German trenches on a front of
two-thirds of a mile, took 120 pris
oners and repulsed four German coun
VARDAMAN SEES ANOTHER
CIVIL WAR FOR AMERICA
Hectares Wilson Made Mistake In In
cluding Negroes in Drafted
WASHINGTON. Aug. 16. Senator
Vnrdaman speaking In the senate to
day denounced the war as a quarrel
Imtween rulers, instigated by com
mercial bandits." and a reproach to
Christian civilization. He also de
nounced tha draft ond declared the
president made a mistake when he
called the negro to arms.
"I malntuln compulsory military
training will leave a problem "i this
country more difficult of. solution,
more disastrous, I fenr, In consequence
than the sudden emancipation of
slaves a half-century ago," said ho.
"I believe tho preservation of ft
free government In America will be
about as difficult a problem after tho
war as to overcome our chief an
tagonist Germany now."
The speech was delivered In support
of Senator Sherman's resolution , for
congressional Investigation of the re
cent Fast St. Louis race riots.
lVlneeton Abniiiloiw Foothall.
PRINCKTON, N. J. Af. lu--Ther
Will be no varsity football at Prince
tor, tills fall, the entire football squad
cf lust year and a large part of the
three upper classes having enterd
tho federal sen ice. The usual fresh,
man schedule, however, will be car