The Lawton Constitution. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1907 Page: 3 of 8
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"Charter Oak" Range
Given Away Absolutely FREE.
Not to the one who nmkes the largest purchase, not to the one who l'uys f
amount, nor to the one who buys at all Every adult person '^'"K ^ this TOminu ^y,
who will call at our Store, will he given one j.«ntithitg^ fhein to °ne chanw to
otitiir this " BEST OF ALL " eookuiK apparatus FREE OP ALL COM. YUU Aitr.
NOT REQUTRED TO TRADE ONE PENNY'S WORTH. Only call aud^ gve ^us
your name and address. No one should c all for more than one tickt . <■ i
their tickets will be invalid.
WE DO THIS
FIRST—Because we want to show our appreciation of the patrcnage of oui eu*-
'01 ^ SECOND—As an inducement to the general public to come in and see what out
stock consists of.
You have all to gain and nothing to lose!
ready for distribution now.
The drawing will take place in front of our stoie on
Sat. March 30,2 p. m.
. Only such tickets as are at the drawing ,;m in the possession of ^ whom
it was issued will be valid. In other words n a certa.n in.mher d. a^ s t , ^ C1KK
OAK and the ticket with that number on it not jireseaM *•«..mi ■'""Vj11,
be draw n for again. When you come to our store or vour ticket wt will explain now
it is to 1> • determined to whom the CHARTER O all be . , hi h
In Living this fine CHARTER OAK awav. we have decided on a plan ^ Nvhicli
we will hav • nothing to sav as to what person shall nave it. 1 he plan is this.
We propi ti mlmU 3,000 card.,' from one to 3,000 Xr-J
give one of Clio* tickets to ovory grown op parson who call, ta one, JJgiJjf
until thev are all gone. We will then write to the Charter Oak Stove and Itange o .
of St. Sis, to put a number between one and 3.000 on a card, seal it up and send it to
the bank lien? addressed to Mr. T. H. Dunn, and at
2 p. m., Saturday, March 30th, 1907,
Jiaiui will get tlie Stove, if presented within 30 minutes after the result is announced.
bv the person who received the number from us. y - i .... ir.,v ..11 rnl1H>
I'here . an be no favoritism in this plan, no rich, no pool, no high, no low, all comc
on a common level. Just the asking secures a ticket for you. and the presenting o
gets a CHARTER OAK, if you have the lucky number.
"The House That Has The Goods."
The Last Comrade
An olil man sat at a table on which
had 'Ten placed a smoking dinner r.ud
plates lor eighteen persons. No peat
was occupied except that of the old
man himself, and as the clock on the
mailt*;! ticked away the minutes 110 one
else appeared. Indeed, the one occu-
pant of the room could no! have ex-
pected any one else, for his own dinner
was on his plate. At each place was a
bottle of wine, but the only bottle un-
corked was that before the one diner.
At the close of the Mexican war
«lghteeu officers who had taken part I11
it and who lived not fur from one an-
other decided to celebrate the peace
with 11 dinner. It was a Jubilee. Dur-
ing the evening a proposition was made
ntid decided upon that once a year the
feast was to be repeated, and as each
man dropped out his plale and bottle
wen* to be set the same as 'f he were
All were either young or compar-
atively young, and It was some years
before a single place was vacant, then
a chill passed over every man as he
entered the room and saw the empty
chair, the plate, the uncorked bottle,
of their late comrade. All had lonked
upon battlefields, but none had expe-
rienced this same peculiar sensation In
viewing the dead and dying.
Several years passed. The seventeen
men were beginning to become some-
what accustomed to the one vacant
chpir when the clock of their Ihes
struck 2 They missed one of the
youngest, jnerriest of tlieir number.
Then It became apparent that the
spontaneous merriment of tlieir first
dinner would wane under the increas-
ing vacant chairs and exertion must be
made to keep the din 11 ?rs from grow
ing painful. A resolution was passed
that each man must contribute some-
thing—a song, a story, a joke, what-
ever lie pleased—to euliven the occa
Slowly the diners watched the In
creasing vacancies till the number gone
equaled the number remaining. When
the nine living men met and drank tn
the nine who were dead, it was with
an effort. Some one proposed that they
should sit together at a living half of
the table, leaving the other half for the
dead, but the proposal was voted down
mid the living and the dead remained
side by side.
Their clock struck 10. 11, 12, and two
thirds of the original number had pass
ed away. Six men whose beards were
gray sat together and drank to twelve
who had gone. To them the dead r
mained at the age they departed, some
on the threshold of manhood, others
at successive ages
It was years^ before there was an-
other vacancy; then two empty plates
It« Record Rcndert It Worthy of Ex-
The original tree of the Carson apple
was obtained from an apple seedling
nursery in Ohio, owned by a family
named Carson. Its excellent record for
productiveness, beauty and quality in
northern Ohio for half a century ren
dei's it worthy of experimental plant
ing throughout the lake region and tin
New Engiuud states, both for the home
orchard and as a commercial variety.
In commending this variety W iiiia.n
A, Taylor, bureau of r!"iit Incusir;.*
gives the follow in r crip!ion.
Form oblni' •; 11 *t f lite * slightly cju
leal; size 1 irface smooth, wit!
occasional "i knobs anil patches
CARSON AI'l'l.K —1.
color pale yellow, washed, splashed
and niii- nwly strip'd with bright crim-
son; do 1 s rather large, conspicuous and
protruding; cavltj medium, reguiat,
deep. runs.'ted; stein of medium length
and rather sender: basin very large,
deep, abrupt, furrowed and sometimes
runseted; ch\v * H' miwnts converging.
large c.l wed; .skin thin, tough;
flesh yellowi' w.tli satiny luster when
fresh cut: te 1:-. line, tender. Juicy:
small, bro.i oval, clasping, uc.ir-
Comanche County |
Solicit a share of your patron-
age. Work guaranteed satis-
factory. Private money for
farm and city loans.
10 Avenue O
Phone 217 LAWTON. OKI,A
TFIIKn STRKRT TF.L.W
*AST OK CITY 1.IVKRY 8UOB1MU
tiik Maine hokseshoer
Special Attention Given to
Lamk and Interfering Horses
Gentlemen's Driving Horses Will
Receive Special Care.
When You Think of Farm Loans Think of
Maxwell & Maxwell
No delay=Money Ready.
Lowest rate, satisfactory terms A call
will convince you,
C.W.Whittington, Mgr. -
Office, over Jones' Store, west of Land;Office, Lawton
Lawton Hardware Co.
Wagons and Vehicles.
Our power of buying in large quan-ties gives us our
selling ability. Our price the cheapest. ^ ou wiU be
pleased to look at our buggies, the swellest line lii.the
Come and see our Anchor Girl,
Sulkey and Gang plows, the boltless harrow, Black
Hawk planters, New Departure Cultivators. Come
and see Jenny Lind, Canton A Case goods, our
guarantee, are always good. Wheat Drills] at
Cost this Spring. Pat. Sun Proof Paints, Pat-
terson Sargent paints and Varnishna, not cheap, but
the best. The Great Penninsular Range.
LAWTON HARDWARE CO.
G. W. BROE, Manager,
Phone 95. Lawton and Walter
Love's Young Dream
1 "Ixive will find a way," found a raa
dy application when Bert Hudson, 01
I/iwton, aged 29 and Maltis Kitchens,
aged 19, of near Cache, boairded a
Frisco t.raim for the isast Saturday ni-
ght, after tlieir purpose had boon thw-
arted here by a telephone message
from an enraged father. Whether they
succeeded isn outwitting this irate pa-
rent at Chickasha or Oklahoma Cily,
j has not been leamad, but it is safja to
say that love found a way.
Hudson and Miss Kitchens attem
pt-ed to escape from the objections of
the young lady's family to Lawton on
Saturday evening arid were delayed by
the mother and sister cutting the har-j
ness Tliey ware not to be daunted,
however, and managed to make their
way to Lawton by ti?u o'clock Satur-
day night, after patching up the har-
ness, only to leairn that the probate
court had bean warned by phone not
to issue them a license
Dr. H. A. McCALLISTER,
«Hm. m D Aveeee. 'Wt. M
Lawtok. - Oklahoma.
Pure Oklahoma Dwarf broom corn
seed at Orltes' Broom sompany.
2 # w«t
For sale—Quarter section, very cheap
Cause, lost health. Address,.
d lm N. J. Lux,
Route 1, Bx. 18. Ralston, Okla.
Broom corn seed for «ale, tl.M
per bushel. 2-fl w 6t
Crttee' Broom Oompaay
The Comanche county teachers' as-
soc ation is in session today at the
city high school. A preliminary meet-
ing was held this morning with a fair
attendance. A larger number is rxprc
ted at the aftenum session for which
an interesting program has been ar-
ranged. One feature of the gathering
will be the county contest in declama-
tion and neicitatlon for the Barrett
For Sale—White Rocks. White Leg-
horns, Buff Leghorns, and Wyandotte,
coekrels at the Lawton Produce C« ,
214 • avenus, 'phone, 1(7. w tf.
dropped Into line like figured disks re
cording the revolutions of an engine
shaft. Another dropped in three years
another in two.
By this time all who were destined
to reach the ordinary limit, threescore
years and ten, had dropped out. Of th<
who were to become octogenarians
or centenarians but two remained 1 or
eleven years two old men sat down
together once a year and drank to six
teen comrades whose bottles were un-
corked. It was not now a question of
which should be blessed with the
longest life, but which would be soon-
est relieved from a painful duty. As
they glanced over the uncorked l Ottles
It seemed that tlieir dead comrades
were drawn up in line to receive tliein
when they should appear upon the
eternal parade. With trembling bands
they raised thin glasses to their Hps
and drank—drank us much as there
was hope of assimilating with their
wornout systems—then set their gluss
es down and without a word left a
room which from a banquet hull had
become a sepulcher
And now thfl last man, eighty nine
years old, sits alone. A myriad of
wrinkles radiate from a scar 011 his
forehead, the remains of a wound re
ceived at Churubusco. A few snow
white hairs are scattered over his
head. His eye is a flare of Intelligence
about to go out. His diuner is untast-
ed, except a little toast water, of which
he has taken a few sips. He sits at
one end of. the table and looks down
the long line of bottles 011 either side,
every bottle representing a dead com-
rade. lie raises his glass and speaks,
not with his lips—lips are not needed
to address the dead—but In spirit.
"Comrades, I, about to die. greet
you. It has pleased our great com-
mander to place me In charge of the
rear guard. I have seen you all safely
over the rl*er, and now, my work be-
ing finished. I am permitted to cross
myself. The din of battle sounds far
from me—a confused murmur of shout-
ing, of musketry, of cannon. I have
no desire to return to mingle with it.
I only wish to join you In your long
rest. Comrades, I greet you."
He touched the rim of his glass to
his thin lips and set it down. Then
he rested hW chin on his breast and
closed his eyes.
The door opened, and a group of
children burst Into the room, followed
by their parents.
"Grandpa, wake up! We have come
to cheer you for the loss of your
friends. They are gone, but we are
coming on. We knew It would be sad
for you to dine alone, and we are go-
ing to take you away and warm you
with our young hearts beating against
yours. Come; grandpa, wake up!'
But the old man did not wnke up.
One of his sons, a man of fifty, ap-
proached and quietly shook him. Touch-
ing the veteran's hand, he found It
eold. Quickly passing his own band
over the wrinkled brow, he dropped It
on the heart.
It had ceased to beat.
F. a. MITCH el.
ly closed; seeds few. plump, medium,
brown; il-'vor subacid, pleasant; quali-
ty very 14 >od. Season November t
March in northern Ohio. Tree vigorous
and upright in habit, very productive
I11 replying to an inquiry as to the
use of certain fertilizers for strawber
ry plants Dr. 11. J. Wheeler of Rhode
Island has the following in New Enp:
No doubt the application of muriate
of potasli this winter would be helpful
to strawberry plants another season
unless there Is a sufficient supply of
potash already in the soil. At all events,
if the potash Is not applied this winter
it should be applied quite early In the
spring. It is generally recommended
in Europe to apply these salts the au-
tumn previous to the time cer-
tain crops are to be grown, but in this
country this Is Beldom done, 110 doubt
on account of our heavy rains and the
fear of possible losses. In the case of
potash It is apt to be held quite secure-
ly by the soli unless it be of a very
sandy or gravelly character.
So far as concerns lime, If much of It
is used it is doubtful if it will be help-
ful. In some cases very small amounts
have been used to advantage-for in-
stance, not more than from liulf a ton
to a ton per acre—but it must be work-
ed into the soil rather than applied to
If phosphate is to lie applied to the
surface, it should by all means be the
acid phosphate and not the pulverized
phosphate rock known as "floats." If
floats are to be used for strawberries,
they should by all means be Worked
Into the soil most thoroughly before
the plants are set. In fact, tlie same
advice is good in tlie case of bone.
It will doubtless lie wise to apply
botli muriate of potash and acid phos-
phate In the early spring. I should
apply a small amount of nitrogen in
addition, either In nitrate of soda or in
dried blood, and observe whether or
not It gave good or poor results. No
one can predict beforehand without a
full knowledge of the soil.
Coat of i:irrlluna In I'.nnlanJ li.nl <k*
I nlte«l Stuff*.
The coat of elections I11 England nt
the last election, both personal and
governmental, was an average of $1.0(1
per vote polled. The official returns
state all tlie items of expenditure and
Include the expenses of the successful
and defeated candidates The corrupt
practices act of ISSil lias virtually
abolishiMl ti .- purchase and sale of
votes and limits tlie expenditures of
candidates according to the size and
population of the district. The effec-
tive provision of the corrupt practices
act is that if corruption or evasion of
the law can lie shown agalust the suc-
cessful candidate lie is unseated and
the next highest candidate Is declared
elected unless his election Is also de-
clared tainted with irruption. This
provisi 1:1 of the law not only prevents
the expenditure of money unlawfully
by thi> candidate . n i I h friends, but
also limits 1 •• 1 I • that direc-
tion of tin- part' ^aui/.itioiis, for tlie
risk of discover, is too great to pay to
The attempts to limit corrupt prac-
tices in tin' i nited States by insuffi-
cient i- ;ute could well be re-enforced
by limiting expenditures and unseat-
ing candidates elected whose elections
have been shown to be tainted. Such
provisions would cause each candidate
his friends and the party organizations
to act as detectives 011 each other lind
naturally tend to discourage evasiou of
Legislators who are reallv Intent oa
enacting a law to prevent po!'*leal cor
ruption should Investigate the English
corrupt practices act and adapt its
stringent provisions to apply to coudi
tlous here. Hut such can never be
accomplished until the voters first vote
to turn the rascals out by electing hon-
est representative). The leaders of
the Republican party are evidently
loath to enact laws laat will really pre-
ven 1 cirrr.pt 10:1. I ■ it is a fact that
Hi,. : w n i t .lose and doubt-
ful i„ . uief cause of Ite-
publlcnii >. e it is certainly with
in the truth to say that for every dol-
lar expended by the Democrats there
$10 and even more spent by the I!o
publicans. In l«l«i the Democrats hud
less than $1,(K)0.000 in tlieir campaign
fund, while *1(1.000,000 were supplied
by the banks, railroads and special in-
terests that were assessed for the Re-
Hrpnlillrnu I'tnu it I'oor SulwUltnte
l-'or Tlitit of the Democracy
The inheritance tax dlscusripn has
commenced In congress, although t1.
Is no possibility of the bill introdu- '
by Mr. Perkins of New York being con
sidered at this session. This Repub-
iicau plan of confiscating one-half or
less of 11 man's property after li'.s de-
mise is 11 poor substitute for the much
desired legislation to prevent the ac-
cumulation of vast fortunes by abol-
ishing the special privileges that have
led lo their amassing.
Most of tlie states nlready have an
inheritance tax and will be lonth to
divest themselves of thit^form of taxa
tion. The income tax would seem to
offer much better field for taxation
by the federal government and would.
If graded according to ability to pay
and the rate made stiff enough, effec-
tually prevent enormous fortunes from
Increasing too rapidly. Even then we
have to face the opposition of a Re-
publican majority of the supreme
court, which effectually checked the
Democratic legislation by ltd 5 to 4
decision when an income tax was In-
cluded in the tariff bill of 1894. But
what Is the good of talking about In-
heritance or income tax that would
raise hundreds of millions of dollars
unless the tariff stand patters are dis-
lodged from their control of congress?
When the tariff tax Is reduced will be
time enough to talk about other forms
. of taxation.
Continuous Grain growing.
In rotutlon experiments which have
been In progress 011 tlie university
farm of Indiana for eighteen years the
continuous grain growing plats in lOOli
gave an average of 20.0 bushels per
acre as compared with 20.0 bushels per
acre for rotations witli clover. A ro
tal'.on of corn, oats, wheat and clover
gave nil average return for the three
last wheat crops of 21.1. bushels per
acre, while a rotation of corn and
wheat gave but 10.0 bushels.
Keeping Catalpa Seed.
Seeds of entalpa, locust, mulberry
and osage orange should lie sown In
the spring about corn planting time.
Catalpa seed may be kept over win
ter in the pods or lu bulk and needs no
treatment by soaking or scalding be-
fore sowing. The young plants make
a satisfactory growth If they stand at
an average distance of an inch apart
In the row and will grow very well In
rich soil if still closer -Ohio Hxptr'
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. <
Hrpublicmii of York Woili
Stifle Free Speech. |
New York Republicans are preparing
u bill for the preseut legislature to
compel editors "to print duily. In a
conspicuous place, the name of the re-
sponsible owner and also the name of
the editor responsible for utterances in
the editorial and news columns." If
the corrupt Republican ringsters think
they can stop honest newspapers from
denouncing and exposing their corrupt
political doings by that kind of a bluff
they are certainly mistaken.
Honest politicians are but rarely at-
tacked in the newspapers, and If they
ure unjustly they always find defend-
ers, even from editors who are political
opponents. It Is the galled Jades that
wince, and the editors and publishers
of newspapers would lie delinquent in
their duty If they did not tell the truth
This back file against the newspn| ers
may be aimed at the great dailies or
the country press, but the latter very
generally give the names of both pub-
lishers and editors, and in any event
It is-common knowledge in the com-
munity who is the owner, publisher
and editor. This Republican effort to
try to restrict the activity of the press
lias always failed and will fail again,
for the right of free speech, which In-
cludes freedom of the press, is one of
ur cherished liberties.
Senator Hansbrough, a stand patter
representing the tariff reform state ®f
North Dakota, is waking up to tb«
fact that the protected harvester trust
la an octopus and wanta It lavestl-
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Williams, J. Roy. The Lawton Constitution. (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1907, newspaper, February 28, 1907; Lawton, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc118067/m1/3/: accessed January 25, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.