The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on August 21, 1915 · Page 3
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Saturday, August 21, 1915
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Saturday, August 21, 1815 THL 3HKLVLP0RT iii4ES BRITISH CENSOR BLOCKS DETAILS Little News of Arabic Disaster Is Given Out. . Continue! from Vox One. wore frankly anxious about the Lapland. The same report of disaster having- overtaken her was current In Queontitown. A dispatch from thero, however, said It was thought probable the Lapland wad confused with the Bristol Hi r New York City, whjuh fell prey to u submarine yesterday. The New York City's crew of fifty-three and her captuln were lunded at Quoenstown today. This vessel likewise was a British Hner. she was a freighter and left this port July 28. with a cargo for Lrlstol, which she landed safely. On August 18, the New York City left Jiristol in ballast on her return trip. Her agents received dispatches con-lirmiiiff her sinking today. The Interpretation of the disturbing rumors about the Lapland, however, failed to give much comfort to ths Lapland's owners. The Lapland, a Red Star liner, under charter to the White Star line, sailed from this port with 318 passengers and a large and valuable i cargo on the afternoon of August 12. She was delayed two hours in getting away by the last-minute arrival of a i quantity of Virginia tobacco in hogsheads, which had to be taken aboard and by the work of lashing several eases of motor trucks to her main fleck. When she steamed down the Hudson it was remarked that she wm loaded heavily and Inv low In the water. The usual rigid ii. . -Ttlon of the baggage taken aboard was applied In her case, private detectives aiding the officials In examining baggase. She was expected to arrive In Liverpool late tonight or tomorrow morn-I lng and the fact that she was due In the war zone added to the apprehension of the line officials here. Arabic Not Convoyed. P. A. S. Franklin, receiver of th International Mercantile Maritime company endeavored to learn by cable , w hether the Arabic was convoyed. He announced his belle fthat the steamer had not been convoyed. "No word had been received from the British admiralty,'- Mr. Franklin said, "that the vessel was con voyed. No arrangement was made to convoy her. To the best of my knnwledffA thprA wn a nn fnnvnv and - - - - I think I would have been advised if there had hpen one' Had the vessel been convoyed, Mr. Franklin agreed, she would have been lubject to attack by a submarine without warning. There were few personal Inquiries toncerning the Arabic at the White Star line today. It was announced, however, that the offices would be pen till midnight to answer inquiries nd In the hope that further details ould be received by cable during the ivenlng. PRESS COMMENT The London newspapers of today comment exhaustively on the sinking of the Arabic. ' THE PALL StAUj GAZETTE nays: "There can be no question that the deliberately unfriendly act dictated In the President's late note has been committed." THK GIjOIUS Bays: "If President Wilson remains quiescent under this latest outrage we shall despair of the Vnited States as we should despair of the future of a man who saw his children mauled by a mad dog and only wagged his finger at the lnfurl- &t6(l T)P&flt." PAIXiAS (TEXAS) NEWS: If press reports have accurately described It, the sinking of the Arabic waa that "deliberately unfriendly" act against which the President warned Germany. Even if It should transpire that Germany added nothing to the toll of American lives it had already taken. It would still remain a deliberately unfriendly act. It Is to be hoped the -official account will show press reports to be inaccurate. For, else-n-lse. the United States will be put to the Ineluctable necessity of suspending diplomatic relation KAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: The degree of public indignation may and very likely does often depend upon the number of lives lost particularly the number of American lives. But if the attack on the Arabic be proved circumstantially Identical to th attack on the Lusitanla, regardleei of the number of casualties, the American people and the American government must resent very deeply this scornful, defiant repudiation of their virtual ultimatum, based on a most righteous contention. TEMPIfl (TEXAS) TELEGRAM: We hope the sinking of the Arabic can be explained as an error on the part of the commander of the submarine. Otherwise, we trust the President to sustain American reports regardless of consequences KANSAS CITY (MO.) STAR: The sinking of the Arabic looks like the deliberately unfriendly act against which President Wilson gave Ms timely and friendly warning. Facing such a crisis, the American people will follow to the limit his (the President's) firmest Insistence on American rights and American honor. Xf!V ORLEANS ITEM: If the rlr-cumstances are as indicated by first reports. It is difficult to see how President Wilson can fall either to bring the t'nlted States to war with Germany, dissolve relations or re cede somewhat from the position taken hr him. RICHMOND (VA.) NEWS-LEAD ER: The most ominous feature of the sinking of the Arable Is the lack of excitement among the American peo- PlKNOTVlLTiE (TENN.) SENTINEL. RTXOKD: Germany Is evidently de termlned to put a quarrel upon the Vnited fate MOBILE ITEM: If reports are correct that the Arabic was torpedoed without warning. It cannot he construed otherwise than a "deliberately Unfriendly set." CHATTANOOGA (TENN.) NEWS: Th casB certainly will accentuate feeling in this country and make dlp-lomiitff relations more strained. MONTGOMERY JOtRNAL: The sinking without warning brings rela tiors between the t'nitod States and Germany to a more strained condition, if net to a point of sevrranee. CH VKLESTON (S. O.) EVEN I NO TOST: A striet interpretation of the incident would bring the I'nited States to the point of breaking with German CH RTESTON (S. C.) NEWS AND roi'RIEK: If Americans perished. 1t is clear Germany has committed a deliberate! unfriendlr set (l)H MI!l(S.r.) REOOIID: This government should end friendly relations. TMPA ELA.) TIMES: The Germans are within their rights In torpedoing any British vessel. In failing to tire warnicf, however, t)- -iww . At the Hippodrome "The Sow Orchard" With Blanche Sweet and Carlylo Blackwell. The sound of merry voices and the clinking of wine glasses came through the clused door of a child's room In an apartment situated in a quarter of Paris, where night life predominates and where revellers know they may come and go as they please. It was late at night. The child had been asleep, but awakening, frightened, she stepped to the door a moment to listen and then fearlessly, having heard the musical laugh of her mother, she opened the door and entered a large room. It was filled with men and women, whose gaiety may have had some Inspiration from the bottles which poked their heads above the rim of ice buckets, which formed an outer fortification around the banquet table. At the sight of the child the conversation ceased for a moment, then burst forth at some indiscreet remark. A woman arising from the head of the table hurried across the room, caught the child. In her arms and carried her back into her room. The woman was Cora May; the child her daughter, Diane, aged four. Cora May was' one of the stars jf the Parisian demimonde. The next mornine Cora took the chll'd to a convent, bade ner a teariui rarewell ana returned. serrowful, to Paris. In her ears there still rang relentlessly the words spoken by a friend the previous evening when he saw the child: "She has the devil in her eyes. Cora, Just like you." The little girl, Diane, grew up In the convent, learned to love the sisters and their sweet ways, blossomed Into lovely girlhood and at nineteen, now a beautiful woman, sh left the convent to pass a vacation at a friend's home by the seashore, at Narbonne. Meanwhile, Cora May, Diane's mother, had died, never having seen her child from the day she had taken her to the convent. Deserted by her care-free friends she had found sympathy in a woman of rank. Duchess of Cluny, who had sat at her bedside and watched an unhappy life ehb swiftly away. The duchess had made one promise; she would seek out the child, Diane, and take her into her home and guard her from temptation. Diane, still stunned by the experience of her betrayal, dedicatee her life to the friendship for the kind duchess, never associating her with "Monsieur le Chevalier." Subsequently Diane and the duke, filled with remorse "because of his Indiscretion, rpcogntze each other, yet spare the duchess, whom each loves, from their secret. The past would have remained untold had not Diane and Lieutenant Dodd. V. 8. N., fallen In love. The young woman refuses marriage but withholds her reasons, but the young American Is obdurate and in time the truth dawns upon him. In a duel he kills the Duke of Cluny, who by death atones for his sin. and we are left with the reasonable conclusion that In time Diane and Lieutenant Dodd find happiness together.- disposition to continue their career of high-sea murder. MOBILE (ALA.) REGISTER: Torpedoing of the Arabic repeats an action of whjch our government said the repetition would be regarded as deliberately unfriendly. C1LVTTAXOOGA (TENN.) TIMES: Unless later and more complete details shall place the affair In a different light from that now shea upon It; the relation between our government and that of Germaty have "reached a climax. TAMPA (FLA.) RECORD If the deliberate sinking of this ship is deliberately unfriendly. If It is not, our diplomatic relations must be construed as meaningless and worthless. MACON (GA.) TELEGRAPH. The destruction of the Arabic appears to have been as deliberate a murderous attempt as upon the Lusitanla, COLUMBIA (S. C.) STATE: Americans will stand confident that the honor and security of the American nation are safe In the hands of Woodrow Wilson. SAVANNAH MORN TNG NEWS It Is difficult to see how our country can avoid severing diplomatic relations with Germany. ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC The policy of frightfulness which destroys passenger ships without warning has been already weighed and branded In the United States. The words of loyalty to the President and of the entire government In his position have 'been spoken. We are ready to face the con-sequences of every 'P taken by the government thus far and every word which it has spoken. The Busy Big Show on Texas Street. u Time Today: 10:00 11:30 1:00 2:30 4:00 5:30 7:00 8:30 and 10:00 o'clock. mm . I LmSmmJm 0" Lm i$ TlrMmlflnd will take rare of th nvpr. flow today. PLAN fllllS TRIP Big Delegation to Represent Head Camp at the Session Which Starts Next Monday. Special to The Times. Texarkana, Aug. 20. Preparatolns have about been completed by the local camp. Woodmen of the World, fur sending a big delegation to represent It at the hud camp which convenes at Dallas next Monday. The Texurkanu camp is one of the strongest In Texas with a membership of 1.162. The delegation ,wlll be headed by the 74th regimunt, Company l, land of 28 pieces, and by the Texarkana degree team of nineteen members. Quartermaster Commissioner Paul Keverra will be In charge of the delegation. The trip will le made In a special chair car over the Cotton Belt leaving here at 10:50 a. m. m't Pun-day, August 22. The party expects to be absent about a week. IlMir Day I'laivi. The celebration of Labor Day in Texarkana this year promises to far exceed anything of the kind undertaken in several years. The committees, having things in charge, state that the outlook Is most encouraging from every viewpoint. An elaborate program is being arranged. The various railroads have announced rates of one and one third for the round trip fron? all neighboring towns. The Kansas City Southern will make this rate as far south as Shreveport and as far north as Gran-nis, Ark. One of the largest crowds In years Is expected. Rod River on Big Rise. For the fourth time this year Red river in this section, threatens a big overflow. According to government forecasts a stage of 28 feet will be eached at Fulton, a point north of here between now and Sunday, which, if true, .sjll again put the water over many of the plantations on the Red river valley In this territory. It Is stated that a stage of 25 feet will let the water through at Car Bend, a point ten miles from here, where the levee broke during the first hie rise of the river last spring. The levee at this place had not been repaired but men with teams and scrapers are on the ground getting ready to rebuild it larger ana stronger than before. Another flood now. it is said, will have the effect of destroying large quantities of June corn, peas and other similar crops which were planted after the last previous overflow. ftorms Cripple Wire Service. The heavy winds and rains of the last three days have done a great deal of damage to the local telephone system. Wires were twisted and crossed in almost every conceivable manner, and fully 400 telephones are out of commission. A large force of men is at work repairing the damage, but it is said it will take two or three days to get things In good working order again. Militiaman Prefers Caddo Jail to Camp R. C. Lanahan, a private of Company E, Louisiana National Guard, the Baton Rouge company, prefers spending ten days in the parish jail to spending them at Camp Jumel, where the state troops are experiencing their annual schooling in practical soldier ing At least, such was his parting declaration as the barred doors or the run-around clanged behind him yesterday. Lanahan was court-martialed by the military authorities Friday morning. Major W. W. Thompson, judge advocate general, sentencing him to serve ten days In Jail In default of a $10 fine, for being drunk and violating other militarv regulations. The militia law authorizing parish jails to receive milltarv prisoners, he was sent to the Caddo Jail Instead of being con-fled in the guard-house at the camp, o At the Qaeen THE MAKER OP DREAMS. Hal Forde declares that Kalem's three-act Broadway favorite feature, "The Maker of Dreams," is one of the strongest productions In which he has appeared. And when it is remembered that Mr. Forde has played on Broadway opposite Kitty Gordon in "The Enchantress." In "The Purple Road," "Adele.'- "Made In America," and other great successes, this new Kalem feature must be of extraordinary merit to exact this comment. It is a story of a country girl's love for a wealthy young man, and of his love for her. An ambitious mother prevents the match, bringing misery upon both, and causing an amazing series of developments. Mr. Forde enacts a dual role in "The Maker of Dreams." It is a photoplay you will never forget. See it at the Queen today. "What will Helen do next?" Is the question asked by pohtoplay patrons every time an episode of Kalem's "Hazards of Helen" railroad series is flashed upon the screen. The answer is contained In "The Substitute Fireman," which is also to be' seen at the Queen today. o There it nothing elte so refreshing Red Top Rye-High Ball The last day of positively the newt Paramount In weeks as the large audience of yesterday. BLANCHE SWEET CARLYLE BLACKWELL IN A riCTCRIZATTON OF CHAXMNO POLLOCK'S GREAT STORY, THE SECRET ORCHARD" VOUXDED ON' THE NOVEL BY AGNES AND EGERTON CASTLE. We positively guarantee this big Tara-mount as a quality production that you will thoroughly enjoy. We'll be crowded. SVXDAY AND MONDAY rauHne Frfdortfk In "The Ktomal City." 15c and 25c. At Saenger Theatre m 1 1 ll II Bryant Washburn, Handsome lead ing Man, In hJauays Mx-Reel Problem Story, 'The Blindness of Virtue,'' Today and Tomorrow, at Saenger Tliealre. "It Is a well-konwn fact that most Parents hesitate to in any way infringe upon that respect and rever ence which they have always received from their children, due to the fait that custom has forbade the discus sion or even insinuation of moral questions in the family councils. "What children learn from the out side world never enters their minds as applied to their parents and the fact that they are the children of their parents. "The question of the proper teaching of sacredness of life has ben discussed and debated in the Saturday Evening Post and many other well-known periodicals, and has come up for serious discussion in various women's educational clubs and societies. The opinions on one side of the question are as strong as the opinions on the other side, but the delicate manner in which the subject is handled In the film stroy of 'The Blindness of Virtue' shows that the motion picture camera ran teach this most important of life's questions in a way that can not possibly injure tne rinest sensininttes of a parent or of any young girl. "Mothers and fathers who have hesitated to take up the subject with their chieldren, either because they do not know how to express their thoughts or frame the lesson which they wanted to teach without breaking down the degree of reverence which exists between parent and child, have now the opportunity of taking the young folks to see a picture play, and there, side by side, In perfect 4 WW KENNED'. Jk--$sJ SP0BS GET NOT ST GASvlP i Pretty Girls Called Upon to Deftly Ply Needle and Thread. Continued from Pajre One, Camp Juniel Friday when the regiment colots, which have been in use since were found to be badly rent and in great need of repairs before they could be used in the reviewing parade scheduled tor this afternoon. Sponsors Called ti Duly. Accordingly, the live very popular Shreveport girls who have been selected as sponsors lor the Shreveport encampment, the Misses Beulah Meyer. Mary Frost, Mary Byrd. Mary .Wilson and Mamie Sheridan Jordan, were ordered to rt port at Camp Jumel with their needles and thread ;ind thimbles fr;r service, end to it said to the credit of the fair sponsors, they did not stand on the order of going, but they went and they repaired the regimental colors, and later they were dinner guests of Col. Stubbs and the officers of the encampment at the officers' mesa tent. o TEXAS CI TV" rEn. Thought That HimIIcs round at Texas City Are Those from Iti-cdgo. Texas City, Texas, Aug. 20. Six bodies were picked up yesterday on a dyke near this city, and the crew of the tender Rowan, which recovered them, said that twenty-nine more bodies lay on this dyke. It was thought that part of these bodies might be those of men from tne dredgeboat Houston, wrecked three miles off Texas City. There are onlv four known survivors out of a crew of forty-four from the Houston. Texas City's dead were officially announced today as fourteen soldiers and eight civilians, with several soldiers and several civilians still reported missing. Major-General Franklin Bell said that in addition to the death list of sitence, can have unfolded a strong moral sermon, told in a beautiful, delicate and chaste manner. "Dr. Elliott and other great educators consider the subject of sex hygiene so important that they have advocated its being taught in all the schools and colleges. Strong objection has been made to this, mainly on the ground that competent instructors were not available, and in this connection I believe the motion picture steps in as the sought-for instructor. "In 'The Blindness of Virtue,' the silent dramatic art has qualified itself as the greatest of all educational forces, competent to handle the most delicate of subjects, without giving the slightest offense to the most sensitive person." Today Marks Your Opportunity to Buy Oliver Oil Co. Stock at Par$25.00 Per Share Coupon Must Be in Our Office Today You know the Oliver Oil Company proposition ; know exactly what it means to the investor. You know many of the state's keenest business men have invested in our stock, because of the stability of and advantages offered by the Oliver Oil Company. If you have intended investing in our stock, isn't it worth while buying while it can be bought at par? Mail the Coupon Now Date It Today The three wells now drilling are down 1,990 feet, 1,835 feet and 2,250 feet, and will be in this month. Operations will be continuous on our other leases and new leases will be constantly acquired. The Oliver Oil Company bases its supremacy among the independent companies because it is a permanent organization and will do more for its stockholders and because it is absolutely safe to invest in our stock 1 ti i ri vet 53 AMERICAN BANK BUILDING. Boldicis, there tn more bodies in the rums of the inonipson bulldltib', which collii'e4 durtnK t:i hurricane, taut from which fuurton ebodle have been recovered, Nearly full company of troops entered this builjling to escape the storm a few minutes betore the building fell. Ceneral Hell and his nt;iff nave been working day and night trying to bring order anil some comfort out of distressing conditions. Some soldiers iW'e being sheltered all over tne city In all sorts of buildings, f Martial law has been declared here. No person la permitted through the lines unless he can shew a good reason for the permit. Vater to a depth of three to eight inches covered many of th residence sections In the lower part of town, especlaly roar the bay shore. Manv small houses were demolished and moved many fe-t out of lino bv the wind and high water. Only a few traiiiH have moved between here and Houston since the storm. Hundreds of persons seek'.ng bout transportation to Galveston flocked into Texas CJty by every possible means litst night. Try Out alfimes Classified Ad. The Blindness a Human Chord that Sets the World Vibrating Once in an epoch comes a photoplay that carries a special appeal; that readies the depths of the inner consciousness and awakens an entire nation to a new view of life. Through every heart runs a vein of human emotion, which touched, responds in all alike. "The Blindness of Virtue" carries this special appeal. It strikes this universal chord that sets the heart of the world vibrating. This six-act Kssanay photoplay, written by Cosmo Hamilton, is more than entertaining; it is fascinating. Its artistry of production is perfect; its scenic beauty is unsurpassed and the acting is supreme. But above all. there is a heart appeal to mothers, to fathers, to daughters, to sons. It calls for the saving to the nation of the flower of Its womanhood by teaching the truths of life and love. It is this special appeal that lifts this photoplay above the level of the merely excellent play to the plane of the masterpiece. F.dna Mayo and Bryant Washburn, in the leading roles, bring out all the strong points of the play with a mastery that makes every heart respond. AGAIN' TODAY AND TOMORROW SAENGER THEATRE 10 AND 25 CENTS. Monday Anita Stewart. Julia Swayne Gordon and Harry Morey in the Vitagraph feature, "THE PAINT Kl WORLD." 5c and 10c. Thursday Lois Weber and I'hillips Smalley. author of "THE HYPOCRITES," in "SCANDAL." the five-reel season's sensation. QUEEN THEATRE TO DAY DARE-DEVIL HELEN HOLMES in "Hazards of Helen" "The Maker of Dreams" COUPON TO BE MAILED NOW OLIVER OIL COMPANY, INC., 53 American Bank Building, Shreveport, La. Gentlemen: I enclose check-money order for $ being one-half amount due for shares of stock in your company, balance to be paid on or before 25th of August; no stock to be issued until this contract is paid in full. Name. Witness . OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS J. C. WARDLAW, Red Oak, La. President SHELBY TAYLOR. Crowley, La Vice President W. T. BYRD, Baton Rouge, La Secretary-Treasurer H. E. TROWBRIDGE, Shreveport, La. . . .General Manager 0 I f7 (LOo 3 g TfFitfm SHREVEPORT, LA. Will Sell Property on Which City Taxes Are Not Paid Today Over a Hundred Parcel to Ba Sold Majority Owned by Residents. Approximately 150 parcels of clt real estate, on which the 1914 taxe have not been paid, will be offertl for sale- at public auction this morning at 11 o'clock, the (ale taking place In front of the court house. Only twenty-five of those to be sold are owned bv non-residents. For the past several days City Secretary-Treasurer George Lilly ba been busy Issuing receipts for delinquent taxes, paid at the last moment, but this reached the maximum yesterday, when J1.B00 waa passed over the counter by property owners who had not previously paid their taxes. of Virtue" Strikes 2P Last Address.

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