The Lawton Constitution. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 13, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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(Suooensor to the Elgin Eagle
PUBLISHED H\ THE CONSTITUTION CO.
V.H.Anderaon, Pres. H.I. Me HI hoe*. Heey
Jrick for Kit* Irtir ol-
Pearson sinel era
lenry Oldham to
X. Hi'Mil amu ti. m. iiltoh,
J. Hot Willi a mii. Editor.
ekly, p« r year .
Ity per week
tly, per year,by umll
lly, p« r yt ar, by carrier
cbe and ,s being unl^^ T>lm>dgJ,
rted to the mines ,cli()n ctlner >ua
tant The eontract}eorge ,M\ers a
the ground w ill be I (ieroiiimo wor
e. provisions of tin f'day.
at ih>- work must M. Buhof \\ it
ro weeks, wh.-n (he h« 8Ul'8t of 11 GOOD AS THE DEVIL
instruction of th. - u
Jeorge E. nnt
Telephoot No. 7*.
uteretl an second-class matter Muv r.'th
. at the p«Nitoffice lit I,«wton. oklH .mi
the Act of Con grout! of Mnrch 8ri, HUM.
►ally dellvcrt*l In city by oorrlnr every
inlng Hxcept Sunday.
BACK TO THE PEOPLE. uals looking to improvement in
Hon. W.J. Bryan at the banquet of tllB •rc' '<,cturo of individual hornet,
the Jefferson club recently held at the waking of attractive back yards as
Pes Moine, said in part well as front yards, the general loca-
"Baek to the people" is the phras. tion of flower boxes at windows, par-
ticularly by contiguous householders,
and the adoption of other similar ideas
that are equally important.
The association insists positively
upon the aesthetic possibilities of raiI-
|Thi se sm> lt« r « II | ,pen(j ievert|
order ..i u- ' Be ea8t of ,OWI ■«" «" Harper s U
Issihie with th. . ' , the gift ul
here is to be a ,)OHr(t „f „„„„ ,
jek, southeast 8e|f ..Satan. H(1(lr,.^
terial will be b t0 ,.dlI(lr
. I'. Rushing w lows :
/ a,ld accou "Let us hav
not xet home
Mark Twain expresses his opinion of
John I). Rockefeller in a eoniniuniea-
done Willi this frivolous
tnlk. The American hoard accepts
meeting of th, co"tril ,;l on" fr'"" me ever> >'
ety last Krida 'ben, why shouldn't ii from Mr. Itoek
progiam was feller lnallag thr • -fourths of tie
ience. support of the great charities has been
dd Hampton conscienc • money, as in\ books will
o hunting ana shmv . ,ho|l w,,a( ,)Wom„< ()f .
1,-he S utida \. T ,
sh they cai t,,rl" ls W'od Mr- Kocke-
Inds. feller's gift?
"The American hoard's trade is I:-
'minced mainly from the graveyards.
^liss Alice Wro
Bequests, you understand. Conscience
money. Confession of an old crime
and delhwato perpct ration of a new
ker, Mrs Hurjjf
Messrs Clarksci0ne; f"r a dnd mtn' contribution is a
ed Monday fr r°bbery of his heirs. Shall the board
("here was Sund deoline bequests because they -tand
Cozier as usual for one of these offenses every time,'
Sjfliree new pup and generally for both?
•strict weie enr "Allow me to continue. The charge
6lc' most persist) ntly and resentfully and
at can work econoniev. Rushing remorselessly dwelt upon is that Mr.
that best describes the tendency which
is manifesting itself in the nationand
in most of the states For a period of
years the tendency was toward corpor-
ate domination and the voice of the
people grew weaker and weaker in road lines. It stands for the removal
comparison with the influence of of artificial creations that destroy what
money. But the tide has changed, there is of natural beauty and partic-
and we see evidences everywhere of a! ularly for the checking of obnoxious
determination on the part of the mas- 1 public advertising. *t recognizes that
<es to assert themselves in the manage- the greatest improvement in a city can
ment of the parlies and in the conduct lie made in the locality where there is
of the government. the greatest ugliness and most disease
"Public sentiment is gradually erys- breeding squalor. The true beauty of
America; 1:1 'H t: the proposition that the people a city depends on its worst locality as
igns him - have a rght to what they want in gov- j much as its best.
"rnment and this I need not tell you The association's work has been di-
tl'c democratic position. vided into the following various de-
"Tliis tendency torestor tothe peo- partments: Social settlements, outdoor
pie their lost rights and to put them in art. parks, arts and crafts, children's
possession of their own affairs is not to gardens, city making, factory better-
stop with the trust question or with ment, libraries, public nuisances, pub-
the railroad question. He recreation, railroad improvement.
It will be applied to the tariff que4- rural improvement, school
tion. It will put an tid td the system and the press.
that has been in vogue for a quarter of Many towns and villages
a century under wliicl imanufactur- work fully as important and with quite j The earliest date on which the first
ers have been permittid to write the as great a strain on their more moder- killing frOBt occurred in autumn, Octo-
sehedules and determine the amount of ate resources. An important part of | her 7th, 1891.
the collections that they must take the association's work is to spread ac-
from the people through the operation curate information as to what has been
of high tariff laws The application of done and what can be done.
this will bring together the cs- talist
and the laborer and even ti.. . t.ancial Thk I ovsrnr no\ has but one re-
question—which has been overshadow- Quest to make of the new city adminis-
| ed by monopoly, and lessened in ' rati on, and that is that it cut the
importance by the increased volume out all along the line and look
of money—this question will also feel ®'ter the city's business with the same
Bureau at Oklahoma City
Gives out Record for
The following data, covering a
period of fourteen years, has been
compiled front the weather bureau
records at Oklahoma City. They are
Issued to show the conditions that
have prevailed during the past month market.
In question for the above period of
years but must not be construed as a
forecast of the weather conditions for
the coming month:
Month of April for fourteen years.
•Mean or normal temper.lure, ti'1.
The watmest month was that of 1896
with an average of liti.
The coldest month was that of 1S91
with an average of 5S.
The highest temperature was 9"> de-
■xtensioii ! grees on tie 8th, 1893.
The lowest temperature was de-
are doing grees on the 1st, lssm.
Six Cars of Cane, Kaffir Corn, Millet and Milo
Special price* made to Farmers on Chop, Meal
Short* and Flour. We grim! chop and meal daily and <
you the fresh article.
Highest price paid for Corn and Wheat. Alwav-
(Jive us a call..
HUMPHREY MILL AND EI.V.
tool house Hi
March 2 ^<K'ke','"er'!' contribution is incurably
Ur.and Mrs. I tai"ted perjury-perjury proved
aindexler will arrivo
^nilng we. k to lake
e construction work
aterial will be use.I , latter's pa us smile—down in my place! Because
roughout, and no einday for thei ithere is not a rich man in your vast
tared in tie buiUlingrhose who att -city who does not perjure himself every
bsUntial in every dert Shaw's Ft yFar beforo tl,e tav board. They are
d boiler capacity of -II caked with perjury, man, .ayers "j
Ironclad, so to speak. If there'
the impulse of the movement 'Hack to t-'aro that a good business man takes of
the people.' | his individual affairs. It believes this
"The doctrine that a few financi€rs ff'"be done. This is the policy of this
can safely be permitted to dictate the newspaper and it desires to see it made
financial policy of the nation will be ,l,e policy of the democratic party in
overthrown with the overthrow l'ie 0''aa >< been made the policy
of the doctrine that railroad mag- 'he party in the county by the elec-
nates can safely be allowed to <•' " honest board of county com- | The ?reaCeM amount of prvcipiwtio„
control the traffic of the nation or nussioners. If the republican members j recoriied
Average data on which first killing
frost occurred in autumn. November
Average data on which last killing
frost appeared in spring. April 5th.
The latest date on which last killing
frost occurred in spring, April 30 liKi.
(Rain or melted snow )
Average for month, 2.48 inches.
Average number of days with .01 of
an inch or more, a.
The greatest monthly precipitation
wa«, 5.87 inches in
The least monthy precipitation was,
0.41 inches in 19<5.
a i r,
FROM HERE TO THERE.
And there's pure
sunshine >n the I
for a rest after the
Eureka Springs, Ark.
OPERATED by FRISCO SYS
Hound-trip tickets to
Eureka Springs tin sale
everyday in the year.
Ask C. W. STRAIN, D. P. A., Wichita, Ka
in any twenty-four consecu-
t rust magnates the industries of the . °"he council want to uphold the hands tive hours was"iLSO inches on the 19th
;ient that additional !'thjck
lay be added at any
basing the power, iene Lovell «• one that is not, I desire to acquire
lines have been devel.il-carrier on him for my muse m. and will pay
[here they will (urni inanehe throu dinosaur rates. Will you say it la no
I run the additional sine made agra infr.letion of Uu, ,1(U „t|!j anmia|
of Honest Dick Jones in this policy. Gf April, 1994.
"The democratic position is bein>, ant^ 8°od ; if they don't do it, they j clo'jns and vutueb
vindicated The aggressive and pro- ,vi" l,ul themselves and their party in Average number of cle-a
el.Miletus and the radical ele-,a h0'1'- The Constitution prefers.
evasion of it'.' Comfort yourselves w ith
At this time It woulctfisH Vessie/Be
_ , that nice distinction it \.>u ]if,.r
just what date thesor position as t
4y to be blown in, in order to g( the present. But by and h when you
i mer will see tln iu ter a few dayb arrive, I will sli-w \ >u s ;:;et ii-
m Beauchamp teresting: a whole hellful of evaders!
^ Sometimes \ frank lawbreaker turns
LEGAL NC^ADDOn j up elsewhere, but I Jjet those others j L.:llvt
rstpub. In IiatlyConsj M Carson i. To roturn t0 " > muu«n' 1 * ~h ,:ui -
Mox'lrP^'Ftt|V; school quarte >-° remember that my riei ; ■ r-
INUliLr. . . , jurers are nl ut •!:■ \ -i-
HKItKAS, It appeal he wind Mom
tie issued outof i bell hack of J. I can board with frequency; it is money
,o vutyot Ciiiimii. i><^p QQnsiderabl iilclicd from the sv r:. v| i.,\
lahoma. liearliiK 'b'1" _
, v I, i oB,to me <iti> o g°' a fine r there • . it - : wag. t
hands, that on the it. M. and Cha fore, it is my money therefort ii is I
, In an action He n i-i-e here 'I burs .
rein The First 'Nntli "iat contributed it and dually it is
u, of In., was plaintiff '*r'a"(' *y,rB ' therefore, as I have said, since the
Kate E. Bardwoll, 8. F. H. I-08t€
an Johnson i-ompnny. q Deasie, vis board daily accepts contributions from
as. Martins wer>-def.-i^j mc, why should it d !;: t! til from
^o^of'saM p'livT'.iiii luirs. J. F. Mai Mr. Rockefeller, who - a- good as I
.nilants,.i.e. llnrdweil iubt called on am, let the courts say what they ma\
eli for the sum of i «K Hammond
Tiik board of county
ment, if you please, of the democratic j however, that the republicans come
party is again in control . f the party. ai"ross and line up with the policy of j
The democrat • party ySLnain united "le mayor elect. It likes to seethe
and it i« now upon thebt.sis of a for republican party get in a licle. but
partly cloudy, 9; cloudy days, ti.
AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOC-
first of all things, this newspaper likes
j to see the public served j faithfully, i
You can not always judge public offi-
cials by their imrty labels ; now and ilien ,
there is a consumatc rascal labeled
"democrat" and when this newspaper
me of these fellows it always feels
Advertised Letfer List.
in<1 red lUid Ion dollil
I . . , M, .h.. dnesdav afte
|earlim Inter* *t «i ' "• J
r annum fmin tli" j. Smith a
laumof two hundnHl^ jjiwton vi
lad fifty cents, i|W<> *>
f) ts of ault, taxtnl Hi t hi P
scents tpt.tlft) and wlIlth. Ilors
b«d and adjudKiHi i>y|old. Every
rst lien on the real bo.i y with
[ And whereas, li fort tiermon r le
vas further ordered niiub of ti ii i lie
£>urtln ald action ih^r8 j p
out of s«W e."" f't week.B,
■MidCount) of i •'"in
to advertise and -est. 1 hey li
kithout appraisement, nk of locatii
ti may lw neceKsary n such p
ent, Interest. """"!'00d country
and costs of sale, and al
teres!, and equity of r«
fetndants in "I"1 to sa r>rrri
Eprt thereof,[as - KUK
|(ate en execution, « n h
And whereas. 1 " A
Hderof sale now ii '"'ji-andnia fill
land sell said preinl*. I
land Judgment of said e^Jtaminau. n
How,therefore, puhljrll 13th and
I given, that on Monday^ u.heal ii
K,D. 190ft,at the Jhe wheat .
lid day, < ' he fmiiunty is the f
house. In said fount y 4 country.
| offer for sale and m.■!! d)
the b Igheat and hent
I property ni« ntinned t W< < k 11 > 11
nd described «- follo|^ngn8hip.
(twenty) In bl<K*k So Several of ou
City of lawton. ' '""'day SchuO
as shown hv the r>. m
said County ..I o.n.ipel Sunday,
thereof as may ' iiis'N'ot much C(
Judgment, nit. i ne '«ich rain the
costs of sale, and atl t
has been wrestling with bills forth
past week All of the bills for county i
expenses for the lirst quarter came uij
at the April meetiiii; Die board has
!.ad a difficult task scparatingthi sheep
from the goats the j .st and unjust
bills. But none will -ay that thty are
not sticking tothe policy of ecoiioiny
u|miii which they were elected. The
ti nances of the county are not in good
shape at all and the board tinds
ttie county in the position of
a man with large nece-sary expenses
to meet with short funds, and they pro
pose to cut out absolutely all unneces-
sary expenses, large and small. They
arc making some people mad, but they
cai.'t help that l'heir tirst duty is to
thecounty. You will find the fellow)
who is mad a man who iias had a bill
cut or he has been an unnecessary ex-
pense to the taxpayer?.
The prevailing wind has been from
The average hourly velocity of the
wind is 13i
The highest velocity of the wind
was 5tl miles from the north on the 12,
1S91; from th? south 011 the 30th, 186s
i inert! i> h ffiiixii 111 ti 11> rascal lonom/i
sufficient number of
pirited citizens of aesthetic
naintait. a Heal organization
Ti:e movement which the American the republican party; then again we
Ci\ it-- , at' ■ iw represents first sometimes find honest, capable, con-
began to assume large proportions in j seientious men labeled "republican."
sout western <>hio. where a lot of They are also in the wrong crowd. Bertram Leuella Edwards Louisa
shrewd mat .;:acturers. publishers and Tne time will come when little atten- k'nf? Bell Meadows Eva
, . 11, , Owens Emma Roy May E
rea, e- a net. awoke to a real zatioti t ion will be paid to men s protestations.
1 ' Wood May Rizer Emma 1'
of the fact t at improved surronndings I by their fruits ye shall be known." Tineriaerwat Watt D K Mrs
made better workmen, caused men tn = — gentlemen's list.
buy homes and led people to become FOLKLORE. Ashinhnrst Fred Bass J A
interest, l u„,<d literature. 1 From Gov Folk's New York speech .' .11Croc'ker K0"'"
1 Cotton Seed Oil Mill Cooper b l>ennis
Good citizens may make good laws. UoodsailTP HreggRoscoe
were a..Mill modest lines. The term but no law can make good citizens. Hanna Mike Dan Master
"back yard improvers," first applied t-1 Hinman G W Horns Will
its promoters in derision, was soonac- They have found out that boodling is Johnson J M Jones RT
cepted as ot.e of their watchwords. °ot good politics. LeeJE Metcalf R L
and the progress mad>* has been such
. that now the association that stands
f"r its fi.rtl . ranee represents men
who have undertak. !. all kinds of ef-
fort for public beauty, no matter how
Fur some years there
Every Large City in Texas, Oklahor
and Indian Territory is Located on ti
Missour?, Kansas and Texas Railwa
This is a reason why you shouki Tivel and ship your frei
via "The Katy" to Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Anto
Houston, Galveston, Waco, Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Shawn
South McAlester and Muskogee.
Particulars ahont rates, time of trai
business chances in the Southwest or i
other information you want will be che
fully furnished on request.
GtOdGE M0RT0K, W. B. 6«OSfC10SE,
General Plsseiwi and Uektl Km Genenl Frt.(M I
ST. LOUIS, MO.
like kicking his rump until he lands in The f°Jlo*'ingis 'he list of letters re-
maining ui called for in the i>ostottlee
it Lawton, Okla., for the week ending
April 5lh, 1905.
$25.00 to Californi
via SANTA FE.
Ixi.< Angelt's, Sail Dic^o, Sun FnuK-isco—tliev're 01
;i ti'\v ui the plutes to which tickets mav lie J►oiiirJiL
this rate, \ on w heard of the wonderful fertility
C alifornia s soil, the jiictnre.stjneucs> of it.-
— McClelland James Phillips JR
Missouri's fairest and deare>t |K>sses- l'olland U I* l'lank George
sion is her own good name. Stone George Willis R R
Welch G W. Wood A
If official acts are for sale free gov-1 rosTAL cards
ernmentcan no longer exisit. AublandW K Green J B
„ , Kirby A C
Bribery is akin to treason—the trea-i packvofs
some years there were two son of peace more dangerous than the \\ hite A Z.
bodies working in this field—the Atner- treason of war Advertised letters will be sent to the
iean Park and Outdoor association and
the American League for Civic Im-
provement That these organizations
were able to live with the names they Disre8*rd for one law breeds disre-
liore w:\sa wonderful testimony to the sI,e,;t f°r ""
I n on which they were Good 111 ■ 1 will observe even bad Ideas of American Honesty
foii: :ed Act s. 1 idation was effected laws, but bad men will break even St. Petersburg, April 7th,—(Jueer !
the kiiidin ss of its
s .scenery,, a
Wliv not visit Califori
Tickets oil sate—daily—March 1 to May 15..
Liberal stop-over privilepi >
No better train service titan the Santa Fe's.
I hree trains daily from Kansas City for
t alifornia jvisseiifjers.
Tourist sleepers, free chair cars, Harvey meals.
A\ hether you go now or later, write the undersign**] for ,
tive literature and information about trains Ask
all the questions you desire. We'll Wwvr them.
SAMUEL LARIMER, Passenger Agent,
The Atcheson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Comp;
If a law is bad the remedy is to re- llead let'er *"he expiration of .
two weeks. Persons calling for these 1
peal, not to ignore it. ,|Hter9 pU,a8e ^ ..wl%wtiiedt„ I
J. T. Whits, P. M. •
at a joint meeting in St. Louis last good laws.
ideas of American life are circulated
The association proposes to agitate
Tin election of I>r Gooeh to till the . constantly the improvement in appear-
vacancy 011 the council in the Th rd j a,lce of cities, towns, villages, farms
wan! made by Mr, Henning's resigna- lin<^ roadsides and to bring a steady
tion will be satisfactory to the people mid direct in Hue lice to bear so that its
of the ward. Or (i.Hvh ,s a represen- force may be expended in a way to s.-
tative citnen. a property holder and
spring T Vm-rican Civic associa- There are men who thrill with patri- by Russian papers. A correspondent'
tion. the result of this merger, repre- otic fervor at the thought of going to of the Journal de St. Petersburg draws :
setits ab. .• 4s 1 local improvement or- war and risking their lives for their a rare picture of the dishonesty which
country, but who forget to vote 011 he says prevades the highest circles in
election day. j America. It implicates men, women
and children, he gays. He describes!
The patriotism of the ballot is more
necessary in a free country than the
patriotism of the bullet.
costs 01 Hiiie. mil" re the BrOUlM uiviteii, n pruj-erij llincier auu
est,, and equity °f re er„ood taxpayer. He is a clean man person-
part thereof, aa'in eriMts the bent tic *]J> ' > Wl|l naturally be in line with
on execution,without^ac| for
Witney my bandfieauO
By hufk iiBKoRH. meeting
k dinner wit
dr. Payne 1
Mr Jones for au honest and economi-
cal administration of affairs
The Chase Hide and Fur house will
buy all your hides, rubber and junk
and pay the highest cash prices. 419
nrst published in i.Hkn visiting re " " ' ' ; *i. , 1 j « ,
is, i« t put f Third street, south of land office, tf
BRIOOK PS1 w fo
Healed proposnl" tm
1 the following hrlilxes
the office of the county
county at U wton, ok
, 1W6, at which uttuoviniiKM 1
The government never neglects the
cure results. While much of the im- l,eoPle unless the people tirst neglect
provement sought can be accomplished "'e «overnmo"^_
only by the public authorities—as. for T,ie Pul)lic ''fe of a nation is but the
instance, in the architecture of public ret1ec'ion ofit« private life.
buildings, the creation of civic centers
the acquisition of systems of parks
1 forJ. \\ Hawkins at 8th and North
connected by parkways-yet the as- Boundary. It will be a five room cot-
sociation urges action by individ-(tage with all modern conveninces,
the precautions taken by social leaders I •
to prevent their quests from robbing •
one another and tells of the consterna- •
tion produced at a White House ro- ; •
ception by a sudden failure of tlto | •
lights. The re-illumlnatiou showed
that the women bad hastily devested
themselves of their jewels and hidden
tbemin pet uliar places. The men were
found holding their pockeffinoki for I •
fear of being pounced upon and rob- ' J
bed by neighbors. j •
to( alifornia and o„ via the Rtn-k Island,
your trip will he completely satisfactory,
operate more Tourist Sleeper lines to the Gol
State than any other road. Two routes—South
through New Mexico; Scenic, via Colorado. T
your choice, or go one way and return the othei
Double daily Tourist service via Southern rt
t.i ti i m lit.||nlt> liy gome hours than any ot
line. (Weekly cars via Colorado—all of ti:
Special one-way "colonist" or tourist t
ets ou sale daily. March 1 to May to. *33 f
Chicago; $311 from St. I.ouis; $ >5 from L
R. F. PRETTYMA
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