Orange Daily Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 137, Ed. 1 Friday, July 26, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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East Texas Infantry Recruits! Reptirt Front and Fifth . 7.
the Minute Promised
Orange Daily Leader
The Orange Leader Carries the Exclusive News Dispatches of the United Press
VOLUME NO. XIV.
) YEAR Of WAR
IDS U IN
1*18, by th« United Prase)
July 26.—Tbs great nr
fenrtb Needy year, finds
America rushing across the sea* with
her millions of mefi, billions of dollars
and her ever increasing flotilla of war
vessel*—to thrash the kaiser.
Zhe advent of • new year in the war
tees America’s military forces rapidly
approaching the sise of Snglan<tB,~aad
destined soon to equal those of Trance.
With an army strength of nearly 3,
000,000 men today; a navy of nearly
half a million, and with hundreds of
ships, tons upon tons of monitions, this
nation’s effort has smased the a
world and startled the German war
lort*- t» -V Hi**
When she entered the war America
had only 213,000 officers and men, in
cludiing the national guard unite train-
ed on the Texaa border. We now have
over half that many officers alone.
Latest official figures show the army
strength to be: office™, 160,000, men
8,010,000. Nearly 1,000,000 men are in
training at homo or have just quali-
fied for overseas duty.
The jump in the else of the navy is
equally startling, both in enlistments
and in new ship strength. When we de-
clared war 18 monthee ago, the navy's
■pan power was 83,000. It is now well
over 476*000 and will reach the half
million mark at any time soon. The
Unifde tHates fleet has been enlarged
by over 1,275 ships sinee April, 1917.
Nearly 800 smaller eraft are under con-
struction. This is exclusive, of. dread-
naughts, battle eruiesrs and other ma-
jor fighting vessels. •
The new haval appropriations just
granted by congress will swell these fig
ures tremendously, though details can-
not bo given, for military reasons. They
will make possibly one of the largest
fleets afloat, it. i« indicated.
ALL CLASSES OF SHIPS
European waters are dotted with
American craft, ranging from the mon-
ters dreadnoughts to the tiniest subma-
New dreadnoughts are under con-
struction which will be the largest bat-
tleships afloat- Tbe largest naval guns
ever mounted on sbipa will equip these
Navy recruiting is speeding to man
these new ships. Under stimulus from
recent submarine raids off the Atlantic
coast recruiting for the navy is aver-
aging 2,000 dally, and has reached as
high as 4,000 a day. ,
American warships are in practieally
all European waters—from the Russian
coast to Southern Europe. They recent-
ly arrived at Venice to assist in land
operations of the tlalians. The largest
naval force consistent with safety of
qur own shores and maintenance of
i < T (ContTnueif on Pago~B«ve!iT
§ THE WAR i
o ONE TEAS AGO
o Russians, demoralised, rise g
across Bereth river in Galicia, as °
ORANGE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 26. 1918.
gM, 1918,-by the Press Publish-
i. TO* No# York Evening World.
By J. H. Cassel
6 HUN AIRPLANES
DOWNED IN ONE DAY
. -London, July
accounted for as
out of control.
ministry announ :ed today that 16 Ger-
h id been shot down by
rnd that there was a
three more had been
they were sent down
Only three British
planes are missing.
Austro-Gormans advance. Rum-
o aniens capture 1,000 prisonen. S
g TWO YEARS AGO g
o Allies complete capture of Po- C
o ziere* Russians taka 4,000 pria- c
g «■ t
THREE YEARS AGO
o Germans attack in strength 18 C
e miles from Warsaw.. Italiana ®
g gain on Carso plateau.
POUR YEARS AGO
o First shots of the war are ox- c
o changed between Austrian and c
g Serbian patrols near Belgrade. J
g Czar Nicholas pleads with Aus- C
o tria to listen to reason. Great c
g Britain and Franco joining in \
g the petition, as Serbia has grant- «
o ed Austria's demands. Austria c
o say* Serbia’s acquiescence came §
g too lata. <•
3 Members of House
Naval Committee in
Europe on Inspection
(By United Prim.)
London, July 26.—Thirteen members
of the house naval committee have ar-
rived in England, it was announced to-
day. They will inspect naval bases,
subs, and aviation sites and later will
go to Franc* for a short trip to the
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Just Eight Days Ahead
of Beanmont Chapter
In regard to a news item appearing
in the eBaumont Enterprise today, un-
der Washington, date of the 25th, head-
ed “Railroad Board Requeets Bland to
File Rice Brief.” It is interesting to
note that the Orange Chamber of Com-
merce, through He active traffic man-
ager, Mr. L’Hommedien, had already
called the attention of the authoritiea
to the question of increased rates on
rice and rice products, on the ItTh Inst,
and had received information from the
authorities that the tame would bo
docketed for consideration at the next
mooting of the Texas snb-Committee,
under docket No. 95.
The action of the Orange Chamber of
Commerce was taken and the subject
docketed just exactly eight days be-
fore the Beaumont Chamber of Com-
merce took it np. ^
I Vote Early! |
O - Polls Open 9:00 a. m.—Close 8:00 p. m.
On the eve of the Democratic Priipary to be held g
g tomorrow, from all indications, there will be polled o
g the heaviest vote ever polled in this County, possr o
g bly 2,750 votes. S
o ..... 2
o The Executive Committee earnestly ask that all
o qualified voters, both men and women, who expect
o to vote tomorrow, to oast their votes early. The pre-
g siding judges will give out partial returns after
8:00 p. m., and all who care to learn the results of
Orange County are invited to the Band Stand at
o Stark Park to hear the pews.
. DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE (COMMITTEE. »
o s W. B. Simmons, Jr., See’y. ,,, _
3 ’ i . ■ g
U. S. MAY HELP IN
The Orange Chamber of Commerce
haa received a letter from Jitson. J.
Coleman, engineer of the passenger
transport department of the Emergen-
cy Fleet Corporation in which , he
states that he has advised the mam
office that housing facilities are 'nec-
essary in Orange and that immediate
steps to relieve the aituation should
be taken. It is supposed that this it* pi»«» of drafting idle workmen into
matter will be immediately taken up.
SOIL SOLDIERS SUCCEED
— ■ ■ ►
Marlon, Ind., July 2d.-!-*‘Earn the
right to stay at homeplant a garden.”
This is the slogan under Which tbe
Marios war garden association ha*
appealed to the patriotism of the home
food producers and succeeded in lining
np an army of 13,000 soldiers of the
o*il. Neal Banter, zupervjser of the as-
sociation has called upon the, national
war garden commission for 1,000
ning and drying manuals ta aid the
woman in their work of piling up tbe
pantry shelves with the products of the
SPREADS IN ENGLAND
(By United Press.)
London, July 26.—The strike in the
munition plants now inelndes more
than 800,000 who have walked out, not
counting the tens of thousands who are
out on aecouat of the . plants closing
The government is going ahead on
ARMY ADOPTS LONG
TROUSERS OF ENGLISH
(By UUtad TIM*)
Cleveland, July. 86.— Cleveland man-
ufacturers are bidding on an order for
million* of pairs of long trousers for
the Sammies. ,.M"
According to a new ruling, the
Amerieane will follow the style of the
esn- British soldiers and do away with
breeches and puttees.
Long trousers, manufacturers say,
are easier to make, end cheaper than
TO PEOPLE TO STOP
THE MOB SPIRIT
(By United Press.)
Washington, July 86.—President Wil
son today appealed to the people of the
country to put an end to the disgrace-
ful mob spirit which he said was grow-
ing in the country.
“Lynching*,” he said, “constituted
a blow at justice.”
BOYS SPEND VACATION
TRAINING FOR THE SEA
(By United Preen.)
New London, Conn., July 26.-iSfV-
en hundred boys iroru all parts of the
United States are giving their vacation
to their country at Camp Dewey, nation
al training camp 'tit the Jnnior'Naval
Reserves. i ',',J
All the boys erg under draft egg, and
moat of them are in training for serr
vice in the merchant marine. Uncle
Sam neede trained young men for this
service and the shipping board from
the Junior Naval Reserve for each new
ship, paying them 440 a month and
malntenace, with 50 per eent bonus
while in the war zona.
W. J. Phyeioc, commandant of Camp
Dewey was driBmaster for CoL Boose
velt’s Rough Riders hi 1898.
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Vole for Mirk with
C For County Chairman
Be sure to vote for J. a Mxrkwith
for County Chairman!
BE* Is a good Hobby man Sad de-
serves the support of the voters tomor-
RECORD W. S & BALES
Receipts of 416,431,933, July 9,
front war savings and thrift stamp
sales were the largest ofany single
day. Since these securities were fo-
fered to the public. Sales during Ue
first nine days of July totaled- 610,•
Morrow Night on the
The Leader wants to be of SERVICE
to both its readers and advertisers.
Therefore the Leader didn’t hesitate
when the matter of an extra for tomor-
row night came up, for (he people
must be given the news.
The Leader’s Election-War Extra
will be out Saturday night between
9:30 and 9:45.
It will contain the latest election re-
turns and late war news.
Following the extra, Herschell Thom-
as of the Airdoue theater will join
with the Leader in giving the Orange
public the news of the election. Mr.
Thomas will erect a screen on the plat-
form in Stark Bark, bring a project-
ing machine over and throw the news
on the screen.
The Loader will send a special writer
to Dallas get the hot dope as quick as
it comes to headquarters and put it on
fast copper wier to Orange. Edwin
D. Rider city editor of the Leader, will
go to Dallas this afternoon for that
The Orange publie will not have to
wait until Sunday morning to know.
The Leader extra will contain late
war bulletins and political returns.
Airdome screen telegrams at Stark
Park and Leader eervice will do the
Buy the Leader Election-War extra
tomorrow night and then beat it for
Stark Park where the Len#r-Airdome
party for Orange folks
Troop K, First Texas Cavalry
go under strict military rule
training the first of next week.
We fiad it impossible for tho men
to continue work and get sufficient
time to become trained men in the
time given ns.'
The men will be fed by a troop fund
donated by the people of Orange.
There will be no inomby given by the
State under a few week*, then
it is np to each and everyone to give
as much as they „can to aid these
men ifho are willing to give all their
time to drill work.
You have ail bought Liberty Bunds,
or Thrift Stamps, but while that will
help win the war, it also helps you,
as you are certain to get Alt your
money back and interest too. Now
when yon donate to Troop “K” you
will not get your money back. Under-
stand plainly that you are giving to
help feed the men while they are in
your city. *'
Yeu say you would go over there
yon had tho chance, but cannot on
account of various Reasons, but you
'can help send a man there.
Will yon give one man food for
about twenty dayaf The 'government
has plenty of money for this brigade,
don’t Aay: “Why don’t the gov-
ernment feed these men.” The gov-
ernment is feeding and ppyiiig the
men who have been drafted, don't
you forge’ it.' Th-y had to go, qnd
thoy will ho taken due care of.
Now the Texas Cavalrymen are all
volunteei* - They are anxious for #0
training and don't care to sontipue
working daytime and drilling night*
You who work hard all flay, know
they nqed their rest at night.
. Therer**Ul be men eomo
you fpjr year part of the, fund.
Remember you will not get your
money back. We are asking if yon
will ho host to the boys for a few
weeks While they drill and get all tho
-training, of soldiers without any pay
coming to them while in Orango.
Orange has always done, her part.
This is more than her part. Otger
towns in Texas are not doing it, exe«pt
which town, the
San Augostnc, In
citizens have had
thair . .men
(Continued on Page Seven.)
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8 NAMES ON THE >
CASUALTY LIST TODAY
(8j United Fima)
Washington, Jnjy gfi.—Ninetyjaight
names are on the ; casualty list an-
nounced, today by the war department.
Th*y are divided as follow*:
Twenty-one killed in option,;.^
Fqur died of wounds, , j
Six died of disease.'
Sixty wounded severely.
Six missing. 'x-.i.vj % ■ -
One prisoner. * ; b
By CARL D. GROAT
during the past t#o weeks kave been
over 150,000, according to the estimate
of a high general officer today.
He said he doubted i If tbe satin
American casualties would be over 86,-
000 and that plus tbe British, French
and Italian casualties he did not be-
lieve the entire number would equal
Those figures were given out today
to offset tho wild German propaganda
that “hnndnds of thousands of
ms have bean slaughtered.”
Later tbe rumor was changed to “MU
This line of propaganda is &jmti
it is believed to offset tbe German do.
feat and injure our moral*
Secretary Baker announced today
that the American losses were not out
of proportion to the numbers of men
By FEED FERGUSON
(United Pres* Staff Correspondent)
With the Americans, July 86.-8:30
A. M.—Under preseurer'of the Franco-
will American foreea driving upon Fere-en-
and Tardenois, tho Germans are facing a
withdrawal across the Oureq which
promises to bo as costly as the crossing
of the Marne in their retreat
Tho allied troops continue to advance
despite greatly increased resistance ig^
the throe highways leading to Fere-ea-
Tardenois, whila they are actually hold
ing tho south half <xf the forest of
While practically the entire salient is
under allied artillery fire, Fere-en-Tar-
denois is under the especially artillery
fire of the allies and is also being heav
ily bombed by allied airmen.
The Boche losses are staggering
,, Tho lines are tightening about the
Germans, with the British and Italians
on the east and the French and Ameri-
cans on the west hammering closer and
rendering the avenue of escape narrow-
er for the armies of the German
Fires in Fere-en-Tardenois are larg-
er and many ammunition dumps are be-
ing destroyed by the enemy.
(By United Pres*) 1
Paris, July 26, 12:30 A. M.—The cap-
ture of Oulchy-lo-Chateau, the principle
Geiinan resistance center, was official-
ly announced tonight by.the French
war office. At the same time in connec
tioh with the fighting on Ihe western
sidA of the salient the French war of-
fifc6 stated tbit Franco-Americaa
roes had taken ViHemouton«irej;, he-
tween Soissona atad Oulehey-le-Chatea*
“Onlchy-le-Chnteau fell into onr
baud*” aays the French communique,
“«««* * fi*W» *t*ufgle. “We captured
around to 6 gnnr aud hundreds of Addi-
tional prisoner* ** -S3
(By united Pres*)
London, July 26.—British troops
have repulsed strong German attack*
around Meteren, Hebuteree and at
Merri*, Field karshal Haig reported ■
“In the Bebuteme sector,” says
General Haig.’s report, “the enemy un-
der cover, made a strong attack, but
was Tepulsed by our men.
“Early todhy in the Meteren
the enomy made a strong local
but after sharp fighting ke
back. ■ -;> '■-* - '
“Hostile artillery haa been
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