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: ' j- ' 1 'I Iimi little Thrfh Stamp, 1 do the beat 1 kin do, And if you buy enough of me, I'll get the kaiser's akin, tool Paid Circulation Guaranteed Craater Than Any Other Evening Newg paper Publi.hed In Oklahoma. Knlarad at lha Oklahoma, Oklahoma. po.li.rri.-.. aa MMnit-tlaaa mall, unit.r lha art of at arrh I. 1ITI. VOL. XXX. NO. 57 AHBOCIATKO PRESi I.KAMKD WIRE RKPORT OKLAHOMA CITY. SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 191R pniih4 ntiy pi avatar. uUcrlplloa I'rlea, Si W. SSI EH IS' jj UuvJ ffiw Mil UMMf DINNER PALES AS ATTRACTION BESIDE ECLIPSE The Roast Probably Will Burn at Home Tonight. GUTHRIE CLAIMS BIG SHOW Parties Go From Here to View Phenomenon, Eclipses and War Battle brtween Mulct and Lydians slopped by eclipse of May 28, 585 n. c. F.clipse of August .1. 4.11 B. C, marked first year of Peloponnesian war. Persians rlrfealerl near Cnidus im mediately after eclipse of .I'M B. C. Tyrant of Syracuse aided in war against Carthaginians hy eclipse of (.10 B. C. Alaric, the Visigoth, appeared he fore Koine "in a great gloom," probably eclipse of June 18, 410 B. C. Fclipse' occurred February 24, 45J A. D., when Atilla, the Hun, was ravaging: Italy. In 733 A. I). "Aethelbald raptured Somerton, and the sun was eclipsed, and all the sun's disc was like a black shield," reports the Anglp Saxon chronicle. Olav, king of Norway, was killed at the battle of Stiklastad during the eclipse of August 30, 1030. And the famous battle of Crecy was not fought during an eclipse, as its historians proudly boast. You needn't hurry home to dinner to night as your wife will be too busy looking at the eclipse to put the sub dilutes on the table, bhe may even forget the dinner and scorch the beans rnai sue goi ims morning at ine i-io-i.-rty market. But never mind, for we are assured by the wise guys that we'll never have another opportunity as long as we live to see such a siRhl as this eclipse. And, anyway it doesn't cost a cent. Parties Oo to Guthrie. Several parties went to Guthrie to see the eclipse, since that is the near est place in the direct line, in spite ot running into mud holes in the pitchy darkness of the evening. Those who stay at home may get a good view of the phenomenon with a good old fash ioned smoked glass. The glass should be dampened, then smoked. The chil dren at the school playgrounds will look through glass which they have prepared, and they know at 1 about how an eclipse happens, because the play ground supervisors have told them all about it. The eclipse will be viewed at the weather bureau station, and records made of the velocity and direction of the wind and clouds. Hut the weather expert will be no more interested than the small boy, with his piece of smoked glass, who is viewing his first eclipse. Does Guthrie Own It? The total eclipse has opened the old snre between Guthrie and Oklahoma City. The war is on to the hilt. Listen to this colloquy between friends who buried the hatchet many moons ago. "I'm glad that Charlie Haskell is not porrnor of Oklahoma," said a Guth rie man as he flung himself lazily into a chair and placed his feet comfortably on the desk in a down-town office building this morning. "We might have advertised this eclipse as an exclusive Guthrie event and when we woke up this morning found that Charlie had swiped the thing and carried it It Oklahoma City. F.r-yes, I'm thankful that he's not gov ernor and also that the shadow is away up in the air so that none of you fel lows ran pull it down here," he mused. "At this distanre it seems as though mc have the eclipse safely Kicked away." Guthrie's One Attraction. "I don't know so much about that," bawled out the Oklahoma man. "We have not tried to interfere with your little edipse . id won't if you stop your bragging about it. So far as I'm con cerned, as it is the only thing you have had in several years that is worth a dnrn. I'm willing to let you get away wnn ii, nut we (ton t like to near tnis boosting. "You're coming up ain't you?" in quired the G. m. "Sure, I'll he there with smoked glasses and a microscope," the O. C. m. derlared "If I miss seeing the blaring sirfi irtth my smoked glass, I'll see if I can find any trace of the old city " GYPSY COMPANY WILL GET $1,250.000 REFUND Arrangements are being made bv F.. B Howard, state treasurer, to refund the $1.2W.tK) paid in taxes by the Gypsy Oil company on Osage leases, in accordance with the derision of the at torney general The refund will have no effect on the (ax levy, said Mr. Howard, as the tax had not been con Miiatoat W Baaiung up budgets. Gen. Pershing Bossed Fight At Cantigny American General Personally Directed Fifiht for Town on May 28. WASHINGTON, June fl-Gen-eral Pershing personally directed the fighting of American troops at Cantigny, from where the Germans were driven, with a loss of 200 prisoners, members of the senate military committee were told today at their wt -kly conference with war department officials. The village was taken by .the Americans May 28 and all German attempts to re capture it have been in vain. The important part American troops have taken In checking the recent German drive was told to the senators, who are informed that the advance probably has been stopped for the time being. v.i a. STATE APPROVES PLAN TO SELL MARLAND LEASES Present Owner Given Prefer ence Right in Sale, At a meeting of the state school-land commission Saturday morning a resolu tion was unanimously passed authoris ing for sale certain school lands, among which are the much discussed Marland leases. The resolution affirms the right of the oresent holder of the land to re gain it under what is known as the preference right." Under this rule, if the present holder's bid is not as high as some other bidders, he bas the .right to raise his bid, thereby' regaining the land. Minimum Price Set. It is further stipulated in the resolu tion that no bids will be considered which are not equal to or more than the minimum price set on the land in the advertisements of it. The original leases covered about 120.000 acres of land, but all of this except 30,000 ncies was given up. Be fore the action of the board today the original lessees gave up almost 5,000 moie acres so that the preference right will be exercised on only approxi mately 25.(X) acres. No date has as yet been set upon which the bids are to be opened. As soon as the necessary material is gath ered the lands will be advertised, and thirty days after this the leases will be awarded. Five yeai-, ago, under the Cruce ad ministration, the land was leased to E. W. Marland of Ponca City, Okla. Much of the land was subleased by Marland to various people, so that many were involved in the case. Compromise Ends. About a year ago the former lease expired and the question of the disposal of the land came up before the new school land commission, The board advertised the leases under the prefer ence right, but this was contested and taken to the courts by Governor Wil liams, who was against the preference right rule. The rase bas never been settled, but the action of the board today may be considered as a compromise between the two parties and as closing the case, since the matter of the preference right and minimum bids were both included n the resolution which Saturday passed the commission unanimously. MRS. FINLEY TsHEPARD IS ILL IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, June fl.-Mrs. Finley I. Shepard, formerly Miss Helen Gould, is seriously ill with appendicitis at her home on Fifth avenue. Physicians to day reported her condition satisfactory and it is hoped an operation may be avoided. CloudyTonight Weather Forecast LOCAL FORECAST Partly cloudy to. night and Sunday. I rri,MNT IWrVItSri. HOURLY 1 in p. m ! 4 It p. m s " SI i; ml.lnlKht .... 7 zTmniie I """" ,y ROGERS WILL RUN ALTHOUGH ILL, APPLEBY SAYS Republicans Confused by Re port of His Illness, MEETING IS DISARRANGED State Committeemen Talk Plans at Session Today, "Harry Rogers will make tht race for governor on tht republican ticket," said John D. Appleby, sec retary of the committee who called the meeting of the republicans In this city. "Eugene lorton, editor of the Tulsa World, talked tm the phone with him today at whWeWrns be assured us that he will lead the republican ticket in the next state campaign. Mr. Rogers la at present sick In bed at his home in Tulsa." Representative members of the re publican party of Oklahoma, including members of the state committee, are at odds to know whom the party is to sup port at candidate for the nomination for governor as a result of the seri ous illness of Harry Rogers of Tulsa, who was the choice of the republican preferential convention held In Okla boma City a month ago. the members of the party met at the Skirvin hotel at 10 o'clock this morning and it was expected that Rogers would be present and would an nounce himself as a candidate. Too 111 to Make Race. At 7 o'clock this morning A. A. Small, chairman of the Tulsa county central committee, telephoned Rogers' home at Tulsa and a reply from the physician who Is attending the repub lican leader said that it would be folly lor Rogers to file as candidate and make the race for governor. Rogers has been ill for several weeks, but his condition took a turn for the worse during the last week and last iiht two physicians were at his bed side. The physician who talked to SmaP informed him that Rogers is a sick man and that it would be impos sible for him to make the race for governor. 'I he meeting of the republicans was scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock this moining and those who came to at tend the conference expected that Rogers would be here. His illness com pletely disarranged pi ans for the con- terence. Final Answer Today. John D. Appleby, secretary of the committee who called the conference, asserted that members of the party be lieved that Rogers might announce that he would file and become the repub lican standard bearer for governor. At noon members of the party were en deavoring to get into communication with Rogers and to ascertain positively whether or not he is to be a candidate Appleby asserted that a final answer would come from Rogers late this after noon. The meeting was called to select candidates for offices who were not nominated during the preferential con vention. The one topic discussed was Rogers' official acceptance. Those who had agreed to back Rogers' campaign came to lay before the republican lead ers and members of the state committee details of the campaign. lake Hamons, who made the charge durhig the meeting of the state com mittee that Arthur A. Geissler, state chairman, was pro-German, came here irom nromore 10 atienn tnr ronierence. Victoria Cross Is Simple Thing; But It Means Glory and Wearers Are Heroes, Private Peat Says By PRIVATE HAROLD R. PEAT. Late of the Third Battalion, First Cana dian Overseas Contingent. Corporal John Chipman Kerr was the first of the Alberta boys to win the Virtoria cross. As decorations go. that cross is the simplest of any. To the British mind it conveys all of heroism, honor, glory, self-sacrifice. The cross itself is fashioned of bronze the material is supposed to be taken from one of the guns which were used at :he Crimea On one side of the cross there are two words two words only For Valor. Corporal Kerr has come home Not many who win the V. C reach home again In F.dmonton, his adopted home town, a civil welcome was given to the soldier and to his little bride, won in the old country also a bare year aeo. Newspapers interviewed the corporal They have recorded' his appearaace, HERE. ARE SURVIVORS OF TORPEDOED LINER LIEUT. CMiPOELL IS HURT SLIGHTLY IN AIR BATTLE First American Ace Wounded, Father in U, S, Hears, COI.DF.NDALE, Wash, June 8 Prof. W. W. Campbell of l.irk observa tory at Mount Hamilton, Cal., who is here to study the phenomena of today's solar eclipse, received a cablegram from France today stating that his son, Lieut. Douglass Campbell, an American aviator, was slightly wounded. Campbell is tne tirst American ace. The cablegram brought little Infor mation beyond the fact that young Campbell was wounded in action and that his injury was not serious. the honor of being known as his country s first aviation "ace" wss earned spectacularly by Lieut. Douglas Lampneii on May w.e.e. Henry Astor Is Dead. ALBANY. N. Y.. lune 8,-Henrv Astor, a grandson of John Jacob Astor, died at his home at West Copack yes terday. He was 87 years old. IV lived me me oi a reuuse ana was credited with havinir declined murh nf hit ahar of the family fortune. His widow sur- vives. they have described his torn, twisted and mutilated right band, they have told how llis Majesty of Britain pinned the cross to bis tunic, thev have told how the soldier man spoke not of "I" but of "We" when he mentioned what was done in France: and the newspapers have further recorded two sentences which were spoken by the corporal. Here they are: "Mother was pleased " And as regards the fighting itself "You just go along and tackle every thing that comes " In the Gray Dawn. It was the gray dawn of early morn ing that rrro hour struck for a par ticular section in a particular platoon of the 66th. A bombing raid was to be carried out. Every man held himself tense as he waited the signal to go over. The bombers stood shoulder to shoul der, while the bayonet men ' took one last rub with a flap of an ovmuat r d ChickensRoost On Roofs of Moated Keeps Riverside Park Negroes Revive the Moat and Drawbridge of Medieval Days, The drawbridge and muat of. medieval days still survive in Oklahoma City. If you don't believe it take a ride through the flooded bottom lands in (lie neighborhood of Riverside park.. When the negroes of this section want to go to the main land these flood days, they let down the drawbridge two planks rather perilously supported on three soap boxes and cross from the front' door step to the higher ground along the car line. Doubtless after nightfall they take the drawbridge in or null it up which ever is correct, and thereby protect the chickens that are marooned on the ridgepoles of the chicken houses in the rear. Further out at sea in the bottom lands the water is up to the level of the window ledges and the empty house would indicate that their inhabitants have sailed away to visit some of their higher and drier neighbors until water subsides. up and down the gleaming steel point. Zero I'p over across down I The enemy cringed a moment, then gathered him self in an effort to repulse the on slaught. A couple of our men fell, three shook blood from their eyes, whether their own or soother man's they could not tell. They were not down, that was the only sure thing. Along the enemy trench, step by step, inch by inch; tripping over the dead body of a Hun, smashing a bomb into a dugout doorway. The task was nearly complete Almost tune to go back then tragedy Just One Chance. A heavy mob of the Hoche rounded a traverse, bombs were running peril ously short in British hands. Were there even enough to fight a way back ward, out up over and across again? It was John Chipman who saw the imminent disaster first. Not a second . (Continued en Page 3. Column tj. Some nf the survivors n ) the U. S. steamer Carolina, sunk in the Huns' submarine raid on the U. S. coast, above. Smaller, picture at left is of Lieut. G. Nadal, army officer, among the survivors. Other small picture shows one member of crew with his coat, which he said he found after it had been torn by shell fire from the submarine. These survivors drlftad for hour In an open boat before reaching an Atlantic port. x VICTORIA CROSS GIVEN SEBCEANT FOR SLAYING 100 Non-Com and Ten Men Inflict Great Losses on Huns, LONDON, June 8, via Ottawa An nouncement of the award of a Victoria ; cross to Sergeant Albert Mountain, West Yorkshire, was made in the of ficial gaiette. Mountain's company was compelled to fall hack before the advancing enemy mass. Volunteers fof a counter attack were being called when Mountain and ten men stepped forward. He advanced on the flank with a Lewis machine gun and enfiladed an enemy patrol, of which about 100 were killed. Mountain rallied and organized the party for defense and covered the re tirement of the rest of the company. With one non-commissioned officer and four men he successfully held at bay ftOO Germans for half an hour. Later he took cemmand of a flank nnst and held on for. 27 hours, until finally surrounded. bulle . AN ATLANTIC PORT, June l. Unconfirmed reports la shipping circles here today were to "te ef fect that a German U-boat bad either been captured or soak off the Virginia coast sometime daring yesterday by a United States de stroyer. A destroyer which bad been petroling the Atlantic coast In this vicinity returned to port to day. Members of the crew were In high eplrfta but refused to say word regarding their operations. SM0XE YOUR GLASS TO VIEW ECLIPSE If the sun is sinning at 6:25 o'clock this evening when yon besin to look for the eclipse, do not squint directly into the sun. Get a bit of broken glass, hold a lighted match under it until there is a film of carbon covering the glass. The easiest way to smoke glass is in a coal oil flame, but few of ut have coal oil in our homes today. A developed photograph film will be just as efficient as a piece of smoked glass. PERK'S KILL SCOPES III DEFEilDluG FROilf Intire Tip of Enemy's Wedga Cut Off by Operations. :i CHEZY VILLAGE RETAKEN ; Vital Point fn Defense of Locro Sector Also Regained, r By Th AaaodaUd Prut. ' WITH THE FRENCH ARMY, IN FRANCE, Junt 8. ThtMta ; ond Franco-American attack n the neighborhood of VeuilljN' a-Poterie and Bourenchea wu l brilliant succeaa to the al!i4 arms. It waa continued verttr J day with an advance in th Chezy aector, further north west on the line. . , American troops on the frock northwest; of Chateau-ThleTrr mowed down the enemy wit macnine gun and rifle fire w midnirht laat night wheft th ' uermana made an attack as their poiltion. They fought like demona and at one point killed 100 Germana. Artillery Active ' Near Montdidier WITH THE KHFMf lt auuv tw FRANCE, June 8-The revival of artil. ; iery activity m the sector betweasa 1 Noyon and Montdidier is claisning at. ' temwn tndav. Whether the Germana Intend to deliver another Mow here ' with their ttill powerful rtaervae tan. -not ha saraaaasLi . baas, stia kutiauu. ht at t7 iVifmy.. French Push on . . To Northeast " PARIS, June fi New progress war ' made by the French Inst night In the ( region between the Marnn mnA k Ourcq, northwest of Chateau-Thiarrn . the war office announced today. . It this sector French troona have pushed their way through Cheey to Iti eastern outskirts and have reached Iba western edge if Dammard village, . In the district south of VeiillVlu ; Poterie the Germans made twn violent .." attacks along the Bouresches-lt-Thlolet ' tront. the enemy was repulsed whr -heavy losses in etch rase. Whole Tip of Wedge rusned Back w ; Associated Press War Review. V Allied pressure aaainst the. C.Mman' lines northwest of Chateau Thierry ' shows no Indication of relaxation. The -enemy having yielded readily to the ' first thrust against him on Thursday, :" the ententt forces have pursued thtf advantage and are realising ne-,' progress In a series of local opcrktioHtt '' waoit Tip mated sUek. j ; The whole Carman tina at the tie. at! the salient driven into the allied frarl has been pushed back In this proeV ? ine ainea lint it now astrtdt the tL non river ana potntt ot vantag havj been secured north of that stream. . 1 According to reports from the fratrt; the attack of Thursflay began ant a front of about three miles, but the rt 1 action has spread until now it extend t from Hill west of Chateau-Thierry, j to Dammard, over seven milet to thai northwest. Along this line the alliet', have won ground with encouraging rapidity. , Marines Hold Groaad. . ' The French official statement men ., tinns two violent attacks against tht , Douresches-Le-Thiolet line. It is on '" this section of the new battle line that the American marines have been In action and'they probably are still op erating here. The fact that both Cer man assaults were repulsed with heavy losses indicates that these Americans are still lighting with their initial: vigor. According to official statements the heights east of Hautevrsnet have been, taken by the French, which may indi - cate that a wedge has been driven into : the German lines north of tht Clianon and that the retirement of tht Germans i that the retirement of tht Germane 1 farther north of Shery and Datrtmartl .1 mav have been accelerated h (he rfan. i J ger of being trapped by the rapidly ad vancing allies. ; French Recapture Point Near Locre t By The Associated Preet. l WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1 FRANCE, June 8 Locre Hospice,, which the Germans captured on Wed nesday night, mis retaken by the French yesterday. They battled their way to) this I'uch contested position and com t pletety re-established their original tintw The French have thus removed a snore ; ; or less serious threat to the village eg , Locre, which itself is an Important d frnse for Mont Rouge and other bSL liag immediately (o the weak. '.. v'