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Oklahoma city times mm Paid Circulation Guaranteed Greater Than Any Other Evening Newspaper Published in Oklahoma. VOL. XXX NO. 4G AHHOCIATKI) I'ltKHN l.KAHKI) WIIIK KKI'DItT OKLAHOMA CITY, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1918 Price 2 Ceoti ri urn wn M 1 UVJ UVJ km V -RED GROSS DRIVE MUST CONTINUE, SAYS DAVISON City Campaigners Will Wot Drop Wor'.; Here, DESPERATE NEED SHOWN British Captain Spurs Collect ors to Renew Activity, The Oklahoma City Red Crota wit fund passed tht allutled minimum t lapoo toaiy, the total reported Ming rfl93,011.SJ from 17,171 pledget. Reporti tubmltted lor the twenty four hours ending at noon were aa lot to wi: General Dean, $15,981.53, from 731 pledgee. General Vesper, 910,234 23, from 79) pledgee. General Scott, 910,471, from 1,26 pledgee. General Bearly, 123,081, from 614 pledgee. General (Mrs) Overholser, IllJOCM, from 1,144 pledgee. "We are glad to lie ahle to announce that Oklahoma City has gone wfr the top and gone over in a wonderful way. but with making our share the execu tive committee does not consider we have ended our campaign," said Rich ard T. Harris's at the Ked Cross war fund luncheon this noon. r, Oat of Every Sli Give. The women campaigners this noon considered that ahout fO percent ol their territory was covered Present figures ehow that one out of every six persons in Oklahoma City haa contrib uted to the war fund. There will he no more official war fund campaign Hunches at Chamber of Commerce but lm igaiatoei ia supposed to con- tbitie tmtil Monday night. Plsns to summarily end the eityi Bed Croat war fund campaign this tsoon with the attaining of more than the share assigned for the county, $160,000, were abandoned owing to pres iore brought to hear hy Slate Cam paign Manager L. E Phillip. 200X,000 la Needed. Capt. Leslie Vickers of the Rritish army, on furlongh ia America, arrived in town from Independence, Kan., and told Harris! and Phillips this: "Two nights ago, speaking at a meet ing in St. Louis, I came in direct con tact with Henry P. Dayison, national Red Cross director, and spoke with tiim. He said it had been a mistake for the American Red Cross to set the rnaf of this war fund campaign at 100,000,000; that it should have been et at $200,000,000 or more. He said the reason for his opinion ahoiit this, (and he has recently returned from the war tone) was because America's share and scope in the world war has become an suddenly broadened and intensified. Jwith so msny more American troops in France and so many more wounded to care for, that the greater aum would be reeded and that he, Davison, wst urg ing sll Red Cross workers to strive for the highest figure possible." Plans for' abandoning the city cam paign here had even gone so far that it was Intended not to have any more noon campaign luncheons after today. (Continued an Pag 4, Column 1.) BRITISH CABINET JO GET EVIDENCE OF IRISH PLOTS Disclosures May Be Made Public Later, 1 ' LONDON May 21-Evidenee con cerning the German plot in Ireland will be submitted to the British cabinet to day by Edward Shnrtt, chief secretary for Ireland, press association dis patch from Dublin reports. If it it thought any part of the evidence could, or should be published, compatible with the public interest, it will be done, says the dispatch, which adds: "It can be stated on the best au- . thority that justification for the arrest exists in tht shape of astounding evi dence, but publication of the tsme is a Question affecting not merely the wel fare of tht prisoners hut the well be in of tht empire." In a dispatch to The Times from Dublin, it is suggested that the delay in publishing the evidence of the Ger man plot is due to the discovery of new evidence since the arrests. , w.a.a. Fasnons Attroaomer la Dead. CHICAGO, May a.-Octavt Leon Pttitidier, astronomer, it dead at hit home here -He was born in Prance sixty-five years ago and came to ' America when 20 years old Gen. Hotfman Gets Baptism In Fire Zone Officer Writes Briefly of His Experience to Judge Robertson, Gen Roy Hoffman of Oklahoma City has been in action in the fighting rone in ! ranee and has received his baptism in fire, according to a letter written by the general and just received hy Judge J U. A. Robertson. Judge KohCrtson said tht letter was very brief an,! only informed him that the Oklahoma City officer had been in action and had written the letter that same day. BRITISfAVTORS RAIN BOMBS ON GERMAN DEPOTS Eighteen Hun Airplanes Are Downed on Tuesday, LONDON, May 21-More than 1.2O0 bombs were dropped on enemy targets, including the four large airdromes near Ghent and Tournai, during the course of British aerial operations Tuesday, according to an official statement is sued today, which also records that sixteen German airplanes were de stroyed, two driven put of control and two observation balloons dettroytd. Three British airplanes are missing. During the night two more German machines were brought down by Brit ish gunfire back of the lines. Two sons of bombs were drooped on a chloride factory at Mannheim, caus ing three large fires, and another two tons on railway stations at Thionvlllc and Karthaus. One machine failed to return. At dawn Wednesday two formations set out on "a long-distance raid to bomb the important railway triangle at Liege. All the machines reached their ob jectives and dropped twenty-two heavy bombs. Those dropped by the first formation caused three very large fires which were burning fiercely three quarters of an hour later when the tec ond formation flew over Liege. Other machines dropped twelve heavy bombs on the railway stajions at Mrtz. All the machines returned. American Planes In Dozen Fights By Tht Associated Press. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Wednesdsy, May 22 There was great aerial activity north west of Tout today. , American aviators participated in more than a doten com bats, but up to an early hour tonight they had not been able to bring down an enemy machine. ROSE MXESCASE IS GIVEN TO JURY KANSAS CITY, Mo. May 23-The case of Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes, charged with violation of the espionage art, was given to the jury at 2.25 o'clock this afternoon. ITALIAN AND WIFE MURDERED IN BED NEW ORLEANS. May 2J.Joseph Maggio, 39, saloon keeper and mer chant, and his wife, were killed in their beds here early today, the bodies hav ing been cut to pieces with an ax. The police, who described the crime as one of the most brutal ever committed here, believe that robbery wat the mo tive. Generally Fair Weather Forecast LOCAL FORICAIT Oanarally Sale woatnar tonight and Friday, not much ohanga In temperature. STATC FOKICAtT Tonight and Fri day partly cloudy te cloudy waathar. HOURLY TtMPIAATU At It p. m , It p. m II midnight... I a. m fa. m I a. m 4 a. m... I a, m I a. m........ T a. m , I a, m I a. ro. , It r.. m 11 a. m 11 noon t p. m I p. m 11 rT ixwsw e Al Tmoxm Avvrrosl It, Tht" CMICF -si Dcrrac V HmowJ "Zimmie" Red Cross Nurse Defies Hun Poison; Equipped to Go on Errand of Mercy Red Cross Norse Wtariag Her Gat Mask. As their work will bring them within the range of the Germans' poison gas, the American Red Cross is training its field workeri in the use of gas masks, at Camp Kearney, Cat. The photo is that of a nurse in training at that place, dressed as the will be when t erring at advanced dressing stations. 30 Hun Airplanes in Raid on Paris; One Dead; 12 Hurt PARIS, May 23. German aviators made another attack on Pant last night and thit time auccerded in reaching the city. Bombs were dropped at various places, an official ttatement reports. The casualties, to far at reported, are one dead and twelve injured. About thirty German airplanes attempted to reach Paris. UKRAINE CAPITAL IS TORN BY RIOTS By tht Attociated Preaa. MOSCOW. Sunday, May 12-Serious fighting in Kiev, capital of Ukjainia, it reported. The. residence of the newly appointed Ukrainian dictator. General Skoropadsky, has been besieged several times by troops which remained faithful lo the rada. All Ihe farces at the dis posal of the rada are being mobilized and concentrated near Kiev. EPILY RICXETTS, PARNEU'S SISTER, DEAD III DUBLIN DUBLIN, May 2J A sensation was caused in Dublin today bv the death in the workhouse hospital known as the "South Dublin Union," of Mrs. Emily Ricketts, tister of the late Charles Stewart Parnell, the famous Irish pa triot. Roosevelt is Back ,As a Member of Republican Club NEW YORK May 23-Colonel Theodore Roosevelt hat been reinstated as a member of the Republican club, from which he resigned in 1912, when nominated as presidential candidate by the progresiive party. Wrien informed of his reinstatement by the cluh's executive committee, the colonel addressed a note to its sec ret sry, saying : "I am very much pleased," and adding : "I accept with the utmost pleasure and I shall be around at the club very toon." , w.a.e. Italian Leader Is Taken Prisoner After PolaRaid WASHINGTON, May 2J-Definite announcement that Commander Pelle grini and his men who torpedoed an Austrian battleship in the harbor of Pola, May 14, were taken prisoners, was contained in a cable dispatch to the Italian embassy today from Rome. Press dispatches have ssid it was not known definitely what became of the Italian commander and hit men who entered the harbor in a small craft which they sank after torpedoing the battleship. "HE KISSED ME," GRACE LM SAYS IN BARING LIFE Accused Murderess Resumes Witness Stand in Trial, WAUKESHA, Wis, May 21-Grace Lusk again look the witness stand to day to continue her story of events which Ird up to the killing of Mrs Mary Newman Roberts, for which she is on trial here In resuming her story this morning Miss Lusk testified that Dr. Roberts, during the summer of 1914, often took her motoring with friends. In the fall she said, he telephoned asking her to call at his office to help him with a cattle book be was writing. Made Several Calls Weekly. She instead asked him to meet her in the Mecca, wh h he did. As a result of this conference, Dr. Roberts called at Miss Lusk's office several times a week, bringing her manuscript to edit. In January she said, Dr. Roberts told her that his business profits had made himffYOm or $7.1 XX) during 1914 and remarked : "You won't rare for me as a friend if I lose itiy money." "Most of my friends are poor," she answered. In f 'arch. 1915, she said the was seated at her desk working on Dr. Roberts' manuscript when he leaned over am, knesd her. Ht Kisses Again. She declared she protested and he kissed her again. "Laler he asked, me if I cared for him," the said, "and I told him that he was married. He said that there was no love nor happiness -'.h his wife, snd rnuld not 1. in the eyes of the law, although his wife was a model wife." 1,752 Are Executed in Finland Since Germany's Control LONDON, May23 -Under the White Guard and German regime in Finland, 1.752 persons were executed up to May 1, according to a Finnish socialist who has escaped to Sweden and whose in terview with the Folkets Daglad is tiansmitted from Copenhagen by the Exchange Telegraph company. Prisoners taken by the German and Finnish government forces, he says, were treated so badly that many were starved to death. PROBATION OFFICER TENDERS RESIGNATION M. L. Sanders, county probation of ficer, resigned today because of fric tion with Judge W. R. Taylor over Sanders' method of handling a juvenile cast. "Work or Fight", Crowder Orders; New Rulings Affect State Little NEW DRAFT RULE TO HAVE LITTLE EFFECT IN STATE Most of Men Aimed at Are Al ready in Service, The "work or fight" draft regulations announced today will not havi much material effect in Oklahoma, according to officials best informed as to labor conditions Iieyond rounding up idlers who already have been the object of campaigns by the state and county councils of defense the new rules will result in the induction of compara tively few men into the army. By next month, it has been estimated by Adjutant General Gipson, Oklahoma will have 50.000 men in the service While it will lie impossible for several days to get an estimate on the number of men affected by the new regulations, it is said by officials in charge of the draft that most of the men who would te affected already have been sent into the army. A centut of Oklahoma City hotels, poolrooms and mercantile establish ments thowt that business may be ex pected to continue as usual. The pool rooms will yield the most men, thinks Police Chief Nichols, although he hat no meant of an accurate estimate on the number of men affected. Preparations to enforce the new regu lations are being made today,. Few Arc Affected, Declares Gipson Of the men found to be physically fit for mili'ary tervtce in Oklahoma ahout one-third are engaged in acliv ilies which are nonessential to the win ning of the war. according to E. H Gipson, state adjutant general. Most Already Drafted. General Gipson, when informed this morning of the proposed amendment to the selective draft act which will either send men to the army regardless of deferred classification or force them to get useful instead of non-useful jobs, asserted that of the men now available for military duty that there are com paratively tmall numbers which come under the amendment. I he adjutant general asserted that he believed that non-essential positions included virtually every occupation at (hit time with the exception of necet sary farm work. He asserted that hundreds of men in Oklahoma who are employed in positions which are non essential to trie winning ot the war should not be classed as being employed in non-useful occupations. Amendment Foreseen. When the state district exemption boards were organised, according to Gipson, such an amendment was fore seen by the board members and a policy was adopted to send to the army men not actually engaged in useful pur suits. He asserted the local boards in levying calls had been advised to use their best judgment and as a result large numbers of men who would Come under the amendment are already in the service. He declared that re ports from boards located in farming communities show that over 91 percent of the men who had been engaged in pursuits which he termed non-essential have been drafted. The adjutant general declared that large cities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Muskogee are the ones to be affect ed by the amendment. The adjutant gtneraf asserted that both the district boards and the local boards have al- (Contlnud an Fas t, Column t) wis.- PRESBYTERIANS TO SLLOUIS NEXT COLUMBUS. Ohio. May 2J.-The general assembly of the Presbyterian church of the United States of America today decided to hold its 1919 conven tion in St. Louis. Philadelphia and Atlantic City were the other principal contenders for next year's convention. war s7viT:as"cLU3 RALLYJS CALLED A meeting of all presidents and sec retaries of the 600 war savings so cieties in Oklahoma county has been called lo meet In the Chamber of Com merce tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock for the co-ordination of the work of the clubt. There will be brief talks hy leaders in the war savings campaign and music by the Apollo quartL THESE MEN MUST "WORK OR FIGHT" Under the new draft regulations promulgated t ,'Uy hy Provost Mar shal Crowder men of draft aj?e en gaged in the following businesses must either find "usetu!" work or he inducted forthwith into the army: Waiters. Gambltts. Theater attendants. Ball players. Elevator operators. Soda counter wotkeit. Bellboys. Doorkeepers. Store clerks. Store salesmen. Clairvoyant!. Domestic servsntt. Club attendants. HUNS' DESTROYER SENT TO BOTTOM BY FLIER'S BOMB British Airplane Scored Direct Hit Off Zeebrugge. LONDON, May 21-An enemy de stroyer hat hwn sunk in the neighbor hood of Zeebrugge hy a direct hit from an airplane, the admiralty announced today. U. S. Colonel Gets British Honor for Service in Drive AMFRICAN HEADQUARTERS ON THE BRITISH FRONT. Wednesday, May 22 Col. J. N. Hodges of the American engineer corps, has been awarded the Ilritish distinguished serv ice order in recognition of his service. during the period from March 27 to April J. Colonel Hodges is one of the first American officers to receive the D S. O. From March 27 to April 3 was the period during which the British were stemming the tide of the German of fensive, begun on March 21. SIXTH NEGRO IS HANGED IN GEORGIA CORDELE. Ga.. Mav 23 Tames Cobb, the negro who wat taken from the jail here by a mob shortly after midnight this morning, was carried to the scene where he attacked ami killed Mrs Roy Simmons, teven miles east of Cordele, and hanged. The body afterwards was literally shot to pieces w.li Russian Prisoners Walking Corpses After Hun Camps WASHINGTON, May 21 Arrival at Petrograd of the first contingent of 1,500 Russian prisoners to be exchanged under the recent Kusso-German agree ment, was reported to the state depart ment today. The men, the dispatch laid, were "veritable walking dead men. CITY BANK CLEARINGS INCREASE $2,000,000 An increase of $2,000,000 in bank clearings over last year appeared in re ports for the week ending today. The total was $fl fy.9.5l fSJ against $fii.M,571W for the same week last vear. HONNOLD NEW HEAD OF STAMP CAMPAIGN C. Edgar Honnold has been named county chairman of the war tavings stamp committee to succeed E. R. Car hart, named vice state director. Honnold has been chairman of the sales committee. NO ATTEMPT MADE ON HINDENBURG'S LIFE LONDON M.v 21 R recent attempt on the lives of Field Marshal von Hindenburg and General l.nffonHnrff mrm tfitH in Hrli 4ia- patrh to the Koelnitche Volks Zeitung. according to the Amsterdam cor respondent pi the Mux tunf f-b REGULATIONS ARE CHANGED TO HIT LOAFING ELEMENT Move Will Help Solve Farm Labor Problem, WASHINGTON, May 21-Everf man of draft age must work or fight after July 1 under a drastic amend ment of the selec tive service regula tions announced to day by Provost Marshal General Crowder. Noonly idlers, but all draft registrants engaged in what are held to be non useful occu pations are to be haled before the lo cal boards and giv en the choice of a new job or the army. Gen. Crowder Gamblers, racetrack and backet shop attendants and fortune-tellers head the list, but those who will be reached by the new regulation also include waiters and bar tenders, Ueater others and attend ants, passenger elevator operators and other attendants of clubs. . hotels, stores, etc, Aotnestlca and cieris rn stores. The'new regulations may require pro fessional baseball players either tci en gage in some useful occupation or to join the army. Other Professional Sportsmen. Baseball players, as well as jockeys, professional golfers and other profes sional sportsmen, General Crowdef said todav, will be affected by tht regu lations, if strictly enforced. General Crowder said he did not desire to itii.t specific rulings at this time and would) make rulings only when rases come to him from local hoards after July 1. Deferred classification granted on ac ount of dependents will be disregarded entirely in applying the rule. Put in Class One. A man may be at the bottom of Oast 1 or Even in Class 4, but if he fallt within the rugulations and refuses to take useful employment he will be given a new number in Class 1 that will send him into military service forthwith. Local hoards are authorired to use dis cretion only where they find' that eiw forced change of employment would re suit in disproportionate hardship upon his dependents. It had been known for some time that some form of "work or fight" plan had neen surimittel to Preside: Wilson. but there had been no intimation that it was so far-reaching in scope. Will Help Labor. Both the military authorities and de partment of labor officials believe it will go a long way toward solvins? the labor problem for farmeri, ship-huild- ers and munitions makers and will end lor the present at least, talk of eon scription of labor. Announcement to- lay gives notice significantly that the list of non-useful occupations will be extended from time to time as neces sity requires. What Regulations Provided. The statement of the provost mar sbal general's office follows: Provost Marshal General Crowder today announced an amendment to the selective service regulations which dealt with the great question of compelling men not engaged in a useful skreuoa- tiqn immediately to apply themselves to some form of labor contributing to trie general good. The idler, too, will find himself confronted with the alternative of finding suitable employment or en tering the army. Given Until July 1. This regulation Drovidet that after July I any registrant who it found bjr ' the local board (o bt a habitual idltr or not engaged in some useful occupat ion, shall be tummoned before the hoard, given a chance to explain and in the absrnce of a satisfactory expla nation, to be inducted into the military tervice of the United States. Any local board will be authorised to lake some action whether at haa original jurisdiction of tbe region-ant or not ; in other words, any man loaf ing around a pool room in Chicago mtf be held to answer to a Chicago board even though he may have registered in ' new i or a ana uvea inert most ot big, life. , . Wbe Art Idlers. The regulations, which apply to (die) ' registrants, trill be deemed to apply elst. SO U IfiifJI III tU dOUUi'iv. tad