Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR, Ed. 1 Friday, June 22, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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THIS IS RED CROSS WEEK.
SHERMAN I)AHA DEMOCRAT
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SHERMAN, TEXAS, JUNE 22, 1917—FRIDAY EVENING.
Toni r*it and .Saturday
probably fair Sunday.
50c Per Mortk—$5 Per Year WWa PaU ■ Unan.
I RED CROSS SUBSCRIPTIONS HAKE AUSPICIOUS START
WAR BULLETINS. GOOD START
duoctattd Prwi Dispatch}
June 22—(My the Associated Press)
—Quietly aud with very little cere-
mony, w> us to ewspe practically all
rut official attention. American doc-
tors, nurses mid enlisted men have
aril bin the last fortnight taken over
dx of the great Hrlllsh general fl'Id
lospltnls, releasing the British staffs
or duty near the fr«mt. American
urgeans rendered valuable aid also hi
he forward eaauulty clearing stations
luring the Itnttle of Meatflies. This
tus been the most ituiekly organized
Id the United States has given Mrit-
•h anus In France and lius h*>en
DO WE SEE OI K DUTY IN THE
BED CROSS CAMPAIGN?
jRome, June 21—Successes of tl»e
jllan troops In both 1 tollments ro-
il and on Did Carso | latent) art' re-
ed In an official statement Issued
• he Italian war office tonight.
To Harvest the Grain.
trtu Dispatch} .
lenhagen, June 38—The German
jrltles In Ituinnnla have made ev-
.treiM ration for the most rapid
estlng of the gruln crop. In uildi-
to the special military detach-
I*, lalior imriles lutvo been en-
front the native population and
aimaiiian prisoners of war have
assigned to do the work.
THOSE IN CHARGE OF RAIS
ING THE FUND WELL
MORE TRAN $4,000
RAISED IN FEW HOURS
Socialists Pass Resolution,
trograd, June 22—A resolution
jlieen adopted by a small faction In
loldiers’ amt Workmen's Congress
for the dissolution of the
and the council of the empire.
Committees Will Work Tomorrow
and Monday and Expert to
Raise Sherman's Share ot the
A flying start was revealed In
local campaign for Tied Cross funds
When the reports of the several com-
mitteemen were made known nr
noon day lunette.*1 uieellng at the Y.
M". C. A. today. The eight <”11111111118
reported u total of *1,223 raised in n
few hours' time this morulng. a<-tlve
di.u is P.rfd on the ground that j "f ZTZ"'' ^ "°* *t,,rt-
»—vrtTrilPw Si tin. revolution ..' until this morning. This amount.
the rerotnrwtr a | however, does not iifdnde a few lnnr-
, of Duma members took advnn-' ». .... ’ mn'
qf their parliamentary position . '^ j ' .wh^ 1*tt,TP "of ***n
, the center of a mm.lt which *auJ? aUtl "Web, it is under-
the center of a tiinmlt which
$)»«« Prof PKaatrkl
Rls, Juue 22.—jAfler violent
preiwratlous last evening
attacked Teton Height.
’I statement says they iienctrat-
■ nilvuneed French iiost.*, hut
ete<l after sharp fighting.
[Cotton Seed Report.
(ton, June 22.—The cotton
cotton seed products’ rejiort
psus Bureau for the period
at 1 to May 31, show seed
mills, 4,461,402 Ions;
0,700 tons; on hand Mny
ay that 40 of 45 men re-
, in connection with the
tietivities have been
of those Indicted
I fled from Texas.
away from eapttol,
Irrestisl two women
prs utjit refused to
stex^d, will greatly augment the fund
Judge J. H. Wood. In making his
report, stated that the present cam-
paign marked his first effort at so-
licitation of funds for u public cause,
apd that the response which he had
tnet made him feel proud to lie a
citizen of Sherman, where the people,
Including the masses ns well as the
classes, opened their purse strings so
willingly to n worthy cause. This
statement perhaps epitomizes the spir-
it of the meeting.
Two days—Saturday and Monday—
remain In which to subscribe to the
fund, and the local organization !s
confident that Shertnan will fulfill the
restxnislblllty placed upon her of
falsing 125,000 or half the $50,000
county fund. Barlow Molierts of the
American Bank & Trust Company of
tilts city,A has lieen designated local
treasurer of the fund, and all sub-
scriptions not paid direct,jo the so-
liciting commit tecs are to he paid to
Mr. Roberta. Tlte majority of sub-
scriptions, It Is reported, have been
Committeemen will meet Saturday
and Monday at noon at the Y. M. C.
A. to retort the progress of the cam-
Did you greet the Red Cross
tnittee cordially today?
These men are leaving their busi-
ness and making a sacrifice, but glad-
ly do so.
They are patriots; the sort that
would shoulder a gun for a cause
like ours in this war of wars.
| Do you know that much of the
j fighting along the front is by bayonet
charges; that the bayonets of the al-
lies are sharp and leave a smooth gash ;
that there is a chance to recover?
Do you know that the German
bayonet tears the flesh as it is with-
drawn from the body? Can you con-
template how terrible the contest and
whal ottr hoys must meet on the
French lines of battle?
Some one lias said that the Red
(boss is the greatesT of all the heaven
horn, humanitarian movements given
to America, and it Is so.
Florence Nightengale, an English
lady, went among the wounded and
dying as a ministering angel in the
Crimean war, hut Clara Barton, nu
American lady, gave the world the
first lessons in an organization that
flies to the bleeding side of the sick
amt wounded, to iierform heroic nets
ami snatch the life buck again.
Your hoys are going over there.
Some of them will close their eyes in
the 'death in that internecine strife for
World-Wide liberty amt democracy.
Some of them will hover near ttie
Jordan where the Boatman stands
ready to cross over.
One campaign for the Liberty Bonds
was magnificently concluded. You
may bare believed that was nil. It
was only the beginning. This pittance
the president invokes the people to
furnish the Bent Cross will tie sub-
scribed and more, tint you want to
help, don't you?
Are you giving freely—giving
eagerly to help your hoy and your
Don't you want the war against the
cruel enemy to be s<, swift and so par-
alyzing that It will soon bo over?
Every means and method to do
quickly the work our Ixdoved coun-
try has to do should lie speedily em-
Science, invention, patriotism, food,
raiment, tender ministrations aud
money have much to do with the war,
and that Its horrors shall lie minim-
ized, men, women, boys and girls are
all reminded of tlieir duty. All can
give something. Heafrty eo-operatton
and liberal gifts will hasten the end.
Our vanguard 1s now In France. The
trnns|iorts will soon bear the boys
over. It Is the smallest ' service
we mn do In giving our money.
STATEMENT TO THE
I have created within the Red Cross a
War Council to which will be entrusted the
duty of responding to the extraordinary
demands which the present war will make
upon the services of the Red Cross both in
the field and in civilian relief. The best way
in which to impart the greatest efficiency
and energy to the relief work which this war
will entail will be to concentrate it in the
hands of a single experienced organization
which has been recognized by law and by in-
ternational convention as the public instru-
mentality for such purposes. Indeed, such
concentration of administrative action in
this matter seems to me absolutely neces-
sary and I hereby earnestly call upon all
those who can contribute either great sums
orwnall to the alleviation of the suffering
and distress which must inevitably arise out
of this fight for humanity and democracy to
contribute to the Red Cross. It will be one
of the first and most necessary tasks of the
War Council of tne Red Cross to raise
PARI AT CITY
COMPLIMENTED FOR GOING
INTO THE “KESSLER
MAYOR 1.1). COLE AND
OTHERS TAKE PARf
Sherman First Small City to Em-
GERMANS .AND PRO GERMANS
ARE COMBATTING IT
FREE PRINT PAPEI. *
FROM UNITED STATES
ploy Expert to Plan Parks—The
Largest Cities of Texas Rep.
resented—All Are Benefited.
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great sums of money for the support of the
xqiper and other
t which govern-
decided U|ion by
gte first subject
it has as-
weeks ago seemed as i*enuaently
planted tn their towns as the city hall,
hate withered overnight or gone on
their way. El Paso,* Fort Worth and
Waco, are now surprisingly free of
the easy money establishments which
once made night hideous and filled the
police courts in the morning hours.
The world, in those parts, has grown
safe for ttie army of democracy."
Further nortli equally satisfactory
conditions prevail, the statement say s.
+ GREAT RUSSIAN LEADER ♦
+ IS FORCED FROM OFFICE +
♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦41 ♦♦♦♦*
More Contracts Let.
associated tress Dispatch}
Whshtugton, June 22.—Contracts
were let today for the fourth of nine
government flying fields at Belleville,
work to be done and done upon a scale, x
hope that the response to their efforts will be
a demonstration of the generosity of Amer-
ica and the power of genuine practical sym-
pathy among our people that will command
the admiration of the whole world.
Inasmuch as our thoughts as a nation
are now turned ih united purpose towards
the performance to the utmost of the ser-
vices and duties which we have assumed in
the cause of justice and liberty.
Inasmuch as but a small proportion of
people can have the opportunity to serve
upon the actual field of battle, but all men,
women and children alike may serve and
serve effectively by making it possible to
care properly for those who do serve under
arms at home and abroad.
' And inasmuch as the American Red
Cross is the official recognized agency for
voluntary effort in behalf of the armed
forces of the nation and for the administra-
tion of relief.
Now, therefore, by virtue of my author-
ity as President of the United States and
President of the American Red Cross, I,
Woodrow Wilson, do hereby proclaim ’the
week ending June 25, 1917, as Red Cross
Week during which the people of the United
States will be called upon to give generously
and in a spirit of patriotic sacrifice for the
support and maintenance of this work of
RECRUITING FOR BATTERY.
Japan on the Ground.
itsoctoted treat Dispatch}
County Wide Campaign Will
Started Next Week.
Copenhagen, June , 22—A Finnish
newspapers says Japan officers wilt
support the Russian government in
organizing a democracy and re-organ-
izing the army. Russian papers say
Japan expresses the wish that Russia
would soon resume Its place in the
ranks of combatants.
No Austrian Ministry Yet.
Atiociated trots Oitpalcg)
Amsterdam, June 22—Countt\ enry
Olam-Martlnie, premier of th( Aus-
trian cabinet, .wrteh recently rcs.gned.
tins fatted in his attempt to recon-
struct the. ministry, a Vienna dis-
patch says. The count has asked Em-
peror Charles to hivito some one else
to undertake the task.
Ttie Socialists and soldiers wtio arc
command of the Russian Govern-
ment have forced from office another
great LIheal leader In Professor Paul
M. Milukoff, foreign minister. He has
preached Russian democracy for
you rs. '
Rumanian Mission Here.
4isoctated treat Dispatch}
A Pacific Coast Port, June 22—The
Rumanian mission to the United
States arrived here today.
Recruiting for the battery of field
artillery recently authorized here con-
tinues at a satisfactory rate. An
active campaign for enlistments will
be lnunched In n county wide siieaklng
to;ir by prominent. Sherman men
w ithin the next few days. Judge Rice
Mnxey will speak in behalf of the
battery at the Bells annual picnic, <;i
progress there today and tomorrow,
amt a reorutting station will lie held
open there during , the picnic. Atten-
tion is culled to the fact that, the next
few weeks hold the last opportunity
for the young man to volunteer for
service in the present war, as the
process of drafting for the conscript
army will start soon. Mon drafted
into the army will not have the op-
portunity of staying the same com-
panies with friends, as is the case in
tlte volunteer companies. A number of
non-commissioned officers in the bat-
tery I icing organized are open to ap-
plicants and mechanics, cooks, musi-
cians, teamsters atul sadters are also
Special to the Democrat:
Dallas, Tex., June 22.—Sherman got
her share of publicity at the meeting
of the Texas Town and City Planning
Association in session here, and wa
highly complimented on the fact tha
a $50,000 park bond Issue bttlJL been
carried and that Sherman had, hi the
Words of Its Mayor, T. U. Cole, gone
into the Kessler class.
A1 plan originated by G. C. Harney,
chairman of the sanitary committee
of the Sherman Chamber of Commerce
was adopted hy the Texas Town and
City Planning Association; namely,
that of working out a co-operative
basis for carrying on the sanitary
work of various towns and small
One of the features of the day’s
program was an address hy T. U.
Colo, mayor of Sherman, in which Mr.
Cole outlined lessons for Texas cities
that be got from the National City
Planning Conference recently held in
According to Mr. Cole it is as Im-
portant and as necessary for a city to
have the advice of an expert planner
as it is for a builder to have the ad-
viee of an architect. He also pointed
out that the city working under the
plan of an e.\i«rt would not spend
more money, but on the contrary, on
the same expenditure of money, would
get much greater results for the tax-
At the request of O. a Harney,
chairman of the sanitary committee
of the Sherman Chamber of Com-
merce, the subject of cooperative
work in sanitation by Texas town*
and cities had been given a place on
the program. This was discussed by
Charles Savllte, director of sanitation.
Dallas; Mayor Carroll Todd of Waxn-
liaehie; Mayor J. L. Halbert of Cor-
sicana ; Mrs. Florence C. Floore of
Cleburne; Mrs. J. L. Young of Min-
eral Wells and others. And motion
prevailed unanimously that a commit-
tee be appointed to work out such a
The committee ap|K>inted was com-
posed of G. 0. Harney, chairman;
Mayor Carroll Todd of Waxahachle.
Mayor Ben F. Chapman of Green-
ville, Mrs. Florence C. Floore of Cle-
hurne and Mr, J. L. Young of Min-
The most important address of the
<lay was delivered by George E.
Kessler. Representative men and
women, city officials and interested
citizens were present from all over
Texas for the special purpose of hear-
ing Mr. Kessler and asking questions
Sherman enmq hi for a great deal of
praise on account of the fact Sher-
man was the first small city in Tex-
as having the courage to employ an
expert of Mr. Kessler's standing
Other small cities are now falling in
This is One of the ChnrgM
Against Tbotfe Working to__,
Mexico Neutral—El Uutvevsal
Give* Many Interview*.
the flood of oMNoettt
has evoked no pap£ur
Anoctattd Pratt Dispatch}
Mexico City, June 22—Every pos-
sible pressure, Including flnauctal of-
fers, Is reported to have been brought
to bear by Germans and proGermaui
Unstop the campaign of' El Universal
for the severance of relations be-
tween Mexico and Germany. The cam-
paign continues “to be the main topic
of conversation here, v < '
El Universal will say edltottoUy fo-
Jmorrow that In
$vhlch its hand
or person has taken a pro-German
stand or proposed that Mexico ally
herself with the Central Powers. ,
The editorial declares that the
opinions of intellectual leader! were
chosen to give point to the paper’d
campaign as government officials, frpta
the nature of their positions could say
nothing and politicians always played
safe while it was the purpose of the
paper to give expression to the opin-
ion to the real thinking people of
Mexico. •- J
The discussion of the campaign h§s
brought a renewal of charges that
proGerman people are being dlroetly
aided in their campaign against the
United States by free .print paper sup-
plied ft™8 hr Ih® United Stales.
It is known that- 400 rolls of paper
Were shipped by the steamer Monterey
from a New York firm to Vera Crus
In April. It la charged that La Opin-
ion of Vera Crus was offered pert of
this shipment free If It would take a
pro-German stand. The paper refus-
ed and the shipment Teacbed Mexico
Others papers here have repeatedly
charged that the 400 rolls were given
free to pro-German papers In tbe
Telegraphic news, written with the
obvious purpose of misrepresenting tbe
'Unites! States comes from New "Yolk,
and apparently has no difficulty in
passing the censor.
Three Skip! Sunk.
AtioctaM Prtu Dispatch}
New York, City, June 22.—The Dan-
ish steamer Orion was Germsn sub-
marined June 4 in the North Sea.
according to the officers of the Dutch
ship arriving here today. They picked
up the crew.
huooiatti Prtu DUtmtcki " ,
London, June 22.—The staying of
the Norwegian steamer Cedric Is re-
ported from openhagen. The captain
and twelve men are missing. '
Associated Press Dispatch:
An American Atlantic Port, June 22.
—Captain Foster of the Garland line
steamer rNorlina expresses the belief
that the Norllna
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Randolph Bryant, who has bfecn line: namel.w Denton, where Mr. June 4, near Liverpool. Be would not
commissioned first lieutenant, will ar-
rive home from Loon Springs about
A meeting of the industrial commit-
tee of tlte Chamber of Commerce, of
which Eugene Cherry is chairman,
will bo held at the Chamber tonight.
This Is the first meeting of the com-
mittee and organization will be work-
ed out. Other members are Clinton
Phelps,-C. L. Pool, Sam Gladney, H.
G. Stinnett, Jr., Ben Smith, Win. Me-
M’hirt, Tom Hopson, W. W. Rodgers.
Ira Meredith und Clifford Hardvvlcke.
Kessler has been employed to lay out
the grounds of the state school. Hon.
Chas. T. Sndeirman, city commissioner
of Galveston, was present; coming for
the express purpose of getting In
touch with Mr. Kessler and more ad-
vanced Ideas for Galveston. Mrs. J.
A. Kemp of Wichita Falls stated that
the greatest need of Wichita Falls
|now was the plan of some such ex-
pert as Mr. Kessler.
In addition to the address delivered
by1 Mr. Kessler In the forenoon, he
presented at the night session a de-
scription of the Kansas City park
system, ilhistrated with slides show-
ing development that has taken place
there during the last twenty.five years.
He also showed slides illustrating de-
velopment of & very unsanitary creek
In New York City Which has been
converted Into a beautiful p«rk.
Mr. Kessler will be In Shenqan
Saturday and has agreed to show
these same slides at the Chamber of
Commerce Saturday night at' ‘ 8
o'clock for tbe benefit of the Stee-
taan people who were not fqrtugato
enough to attend tbe conference ot the
Texas Town and City Planning
elation In Dallas.
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