The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
VOLUME XI, NO. 29.
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1913.
C.AME WARDEN'S JOB SAVED
FOR PRESENT AT LEAST BY
ALIMONY WITHOUT $167,957.84 ON HAND, \BANKERS PREPARING TOOK HIS WIPE TWICE; UHEDTA IC
DIVORCE IS SOUGHT $112,213 COLLECTED FOR GREAT MEETING EMBRY ASKS DAMAGES 11UUK 1A 13
IN MONTH SAYS BOYER AT ALTUS SATURDAY «
WOM AN. ABAN DON ED, ASK S
CASH FOR SUPPORT OF CHILD-
REN; GETS INJUNCTION.
TREASURER SUBMITS DETAIL
BO REPORT ON CONDITION OF
CLOSE QUAIL SEASON
Two Year Protection of Bob While Is
Chief Proposal in Freak
Proposals in Measure.
* Divorceless alimony is to be
* tried out in Comanche county if
* Mrs. J. M. Cunningham frets fav-
* enable action on a suit filed in the
* district court this morning
* against her husband, J. W. Cun-
"ningham, who. she says, has aban
*doned her and her five children, in
* destitute condition, to be cared
SPECIAL RATES liRANTED; AL-
TUS IS READY; MAY COME
OMANCHE COUNTY MAN
WVNTS $5,000 FROM MAN
! On the lastilay of January , this
! year, there was $1(57,957.84 in the Co-
manche county treasdry, according to
report just filed with the commission-
' ers by County Treasurer D. W Boy-j be held ut Altu
er. On the first day of the month, week, February 22
there was $82,518.44. $26,773.72 was
I paid out during the month and $112,-
for by her brother. The suit was * j 213.12 collected. The detailed report,
filed by Stevens and Myers.
Along with the request
The bankers of Group One, Oklaho-'
ma Hankers' association, are planning
for an unusually interesting and ;
profitable meeting in the session to!
OKLAHOMA CITY", Feb. 1#.—The I * Along with the request for
house of repreaentaives devoted all of j* judgment, came an application
i long and monotono.■, day Tuesday1'01' injunction against ( unning-
to the Hunter-Taylor bill, to abol'.hl* h* m and the First National bank
he state fish and game department;* W^u/ika to restrain him from
md generally remodeling the state j* disposing of $2,500 in money
fish and game laws, and finally wound which she says is now on deposit
up by passing 'the measure to final j 'he Waurika bank. I emporary
roll call so loaded down with emptier-: "injunction was granted by County
?ome or unpopular amendment that! Judge H. N. Whalin. * i 12, collected; $9,093.65, on hand Jan.
it probably will be killed on final rooll ^'rs' Cunningham alleges that * ( 31st.
■ ■all, and if it should pass there would' her husband abandoned her with- Court fund. $S85.46, on hand Jan.
certainly meet its fate in the senate. | * out caU8e> leaving her no means *j 1st. . $1,681.37, paid out; $2,528.70,
As it finally was completed in com-' support, .she asks alimony in * collected; $1,742.79, on hand Jan. 31.
mittee of the whole, the bill cariies; ",0 sum $2,000, $100 for im- " ! Poor and Insane fund, $8,051.96, on
amendments for a closed season onj mediate needs, and $50 for attor- 'hand Jan. 1st.; $4,717.50, paid out;
Reports come from Altus today
that the citizens of Altus have opened
their homes to insure sufficient rooms
showing the condition of all funds for I for the accommodation of visitors,
the month, is as follows: | and that special railway rates of one
| For s'ate tax. $7,088.02, on hand,land one-third fare, rcund trijA have
! -ran. 1st; $7,088.02, paid out; $13,-1 been granted by all railroads.
t 168.60, on hand Jan. 31st. Guy C. Robertson, cashier of the
j Bond issue fund, $13,230.09, on! First National bank and a Comanche
j hand Jan. 1st; $13,230.09, on handl county member of the group's board
| Jan. 31st. of directors, is the only Lawton bank-
! Salary fund, $8,294.66, on handjer who appears on the formal pro-
1 Jan. 1st.; $4,735.13, paid out; $5,534.-1 gram. He is to lead a discussion on
Much of the program includes dis-
cussion of farm topics and resembles
bvcause of persistent efforts to
alienate his wife's affections, ef-
forts which were marked by two
separate successes, John L. Em-
bry, a Comanche county man, has
of this sujt jn (|,e distrjct court de-
* manding from Thontas F. Bar-
* ret in the sum of $5,000. $3,000
* is the amount asked for a loss
* of his wife, $2,000 for alleged
* malice, ill will and hatred on the
* part of the defendant.
* According to the plaintiff's pe-
* tition, Barret made repeated at-
* tempts to entice Mrs. Embry
* from her home and, in 1911, suc-
* ceeded to the extent that she se-
* cured a divorce from Embry and
* went to live, illicitly, with Barret. *|
* Notwithstanding that fact, Em- *'
* bry says he forgave her and, a * i
* year later, remarried her. The * |
same performance has been re- ~1
FEDERAL COMMANDER GRABS
BODY AND OFFICE OF MEX-
ELECTION TO FOLLOW
Diaz Faction Satisfied But Orozco
May Not Give Up Fight
the program for a meeting of a state j • peated. now, he says, and Barret
qjuil for the next two years, with ful-
ly half the counties of the state, es- j
necially those on the east side, speci-)
.'ically exempted from this provision.j
It was this feature of the bill that;
cc&sioned the longest wrangling. Al-|
hough the question of prohibiting
fishing on Sunday occasioned a long
debate in the forenoon.
The bill would make some of the
"ollowing changes in existing laws, i
The state fish and game department i
the office of game warden, and all i
SMALL POX SIGN
I $647.59, collected. $3,982.05. on hand
! Road and Bridge fund, $7,665.63, on
\ hand Jan. 1st; $3,932.32, paid out;
I $3,737.55, crllected; $7,480.86, on
i hand Jan. 31st.
j Supply fund, $631.99, on hand Jan.
j 1st; $422.98, paid out; $478.53, col-
lected; $687.54, on hand Jan. 31st.
Tick eradication fund, $459.27^ on
; hand; $269.35, paid out; $468.32, col-
| lected; $658.24. on hand Jan 31st.
i Contingent fund. $1,090.60, onj
A small pox quarantine sign at the llan<i Jan. 1st; $706.16, paid out, $1,-'
deputies and assistants, are abolished, corner of second street and I avenue j 544.33, collected; $1,928.77, on hand
1 here would be a closed season on caused considerable excitement 31st.
quail for two years, with many east among passersby in that neighbor-' County Sinking fund $9,813.97, on
side and some west side counties ex-jhood this morning but Dr. H. A. An- hand Jan. 1st; $179.13, paid out; $2,-
•imoted. gi".- city «nr> rirctendenf of -'th,!312.73, collected; $11,977.57, on hand
The dear season would open No- explained this afternoon thai it was1 Jan. 31st.
vember 1 and run for thirty days, not an actual case of the disease but1 Normal institute fund, $10.12, on
BUT IS ONLY QUARANTINE
WOMAN EXPOSED AT
organization of farmers — showing
that the bankers in all parts of the (
country are every year taking a deep-
er and closer interest in the develop-
ment of farm crops.
The night session is to be a ban-
It is probable that the next meeting
of Group One will be held in Lawton.
Local bankers, the chamber of com-1
merce and city commissioners have I
joined in extending an invitation for
the 1914 meeting.
and Mrs. Embry are again living
kA IT NATION ,: PARK
IS STILL AN ISSUE
YALE MANAGERS AGREE ON
ALL BUT CONDUITS; APPEAL
NEW $25 FINE.
The managers of the Yale theatre
j have agreed to comply with the city
Hunting with dogs continues to be merely a precautionary step to pre- hand Jan. 1st; $10.12, on hand Jan.
forbidden. The closed season on ante-j vent possible infection. 31st. •
lope is continued for five years long- It was brought about because of the: Separate school fund, $839.22
QUICK ACTION BY CONGRESS-
MEN FERRIS AND CARTER
SAVES BEAUTY PLACE.
er. j coming of Mrs. Oscar Phipps. from] hand Jan. 1st; $8&2.11, paid
An effort of Bonds of Rogers tO| Shawnee, where she had been exposed j $470.36, collected; $477.4i,
prohibit the ancient profession of'to small pox a week ago. For fear she
trapping, which shows how far we might be afflicted with the disease,
have gone since our grandfather's Dr. Angus established the quarantine.
days, was defeated. '
Fishing oil Sunday.
Fishing on Sunday would have been
prohibited but the memories of "bare-
foot boys" ai.d pinhooks finally pre-
Hunting licenses to be sold by the
county clerk. An effort to cut the li-
cense ti- $1 was defeated. No license
shall • required to shoot animals or
bird^ ot protected by this act. Li- j
cer- shall be good only in the county
in which issued.
WASHINGTON, f) C.. Feb. 19.—
In response to the telegram of Con-
on gressmen Scott Ferris and Charles D.
MAIL BOXES NOW AT
LOCAL R. R. STATIONS
ALREADY UP AT ROCK ISLAND,
SOON AT FRISCO; RAIL
CLERK TO "ROB."
Lawton City paving $90.25 on hand
Jan. 1st; $1,687.09, collected, $1,777.-
34 on hand Jan. 31st.
For cities in County, $664.65, on
hand Jan. 1st; $28,835.30, collected;
$29,499.95 on hand Jan. 31st.
For Townships in County, $1,220.27,
Jon hand Jan. 1st; $28.80, paid out;
| $7,863.12, collected; $9,054.59, on
I hand Jan. 31st.
| All schools, General fund, $3,666.39,
| on hand Jan. 1st; $239.16, paid out;
I $32,701.96, collected; $36,129.19, on
■ hand Jan. 31st.
All schools, Sinking fund, $16,619.-
70, Jan. 1st; $1,035.51, paid out. $8,-
| ;'63.72, collected; $24,547.91, on hand
I Jan. 31st.
Miscellaneous items, $379.35, on
their missives j hand Jan. 1st; $119.50, paid out;
For, Postmaster F. A. Parkinson; —85, on band Jan. ilst.
Individual redemptions, $1,816.84,
morning at the Rock!'"1 hand Jan lst: $786.68, paid out;
People who have rush mails they
want to see off on incoming trains or
travelers who seek the opportunity, at
Hunters of other states must pay a the local station, to mail packages or
license of $100 to enjoy themselves j letters, will hereafter have regularly
with the gun in Oklahoma, and then j installed boxes bearing the stamp and
the> can shoot neither deer, turkey j locks of Uncle Sam in which to place
nor prairie chicken. Aliens must pay
tne same license.
Hunters cannot go upon another's announces today that boxes like those i
enclosed land except with a written1 established thi
permit. i Island station will also be erected at I 211.10. collected; $2,271.26,
The provision for the employment! the Frisco depot in a short time and :'land ''an"
by the state board of agriculture of a an order will be forthcoming soon j Total, $82,518.44, on hand Jan. 1st;
"propagation agent" was eliminated, j granting to railway mail clerks the ] S2G 773.72, paid out; $112,213.12, col-
The responsibility for enforcement j right to "rob" the boxes in passingj $16i,9o,.84, on hand Jan. 31st.
is specifically put upon the sheriff and the station. Until that order comes, j
county attorney. ' local arriers will get mails deposited \ ^ ^ _ ^ DELEGAIE 10
Penalties lor violations of the law i in the boxes and pass them through
pre raised to the "high misdemeanor"1 the local postoffice.
Cine box is labeled "southbound"
and one "northbound" at the Rock
Island station and is located at points
most convenient for passengers on the
train as it stands in the yards.
Carter, who are now in Oklahoma
City, Congressman John H. Stephens
of Texas, made a point of order
against the provision of the sundry
civil appropriation bill that the title
MEXICO CITY", Feb. 19.—Francis-
co 1, .Madero, arrested in the national
palace Tuesday afternoon by (ieneral
Blanrjuet, one of his own commanders,
was forced to sign his resignation
from the presidency.
General Victoriano Huerta, com-
mander of the federal troops which
have been fighting Diaz, has been pro-
claimed provisional president.
Gustavo Madero and all the cabinet
ministers with the exception of Ern-
esto Madero, are under arrest. The
vice president of the republic, Jose
Pino Suarez, still is at liberty, but is
Women members of the Madero
family, who were in Shapultepec cas-
tle, were whisked away in automobiles
by friends, who had learned of the
coup at the national palace.
Came As Surprise.
Notv'i istanding the fact that some
definite action was expected Tuesday,
the coup de 'etat at the palace caused
a sensation and the exact status of
conduits—complying as to ma- affairs cojld not be ascertained for
booth, lights and exits—bucjsevera| hours.
ti: ! another appeal toward The direct movement against .Made-
tate supreme court to test the( ro was the result of a plot which had
validity of the ordinance forcing con-| heen brewing since yesterday, and
^ults- which possibly existed with Blanquet
The second, appeal, which goes to| for a muoh greater length of time,
the district court, is a result of trial From the first it had been known
WflT Tfl DC niCTUDDCn reitulatiii;:' ordinance in all respects
11U I 1U DL Ulol UltULil/ j save placing electric: 1 .vires in stand-
to Piatt National perk in Oklahoma! higher court
in municipal court Tuesday evening
when tjie managers were fined $25
and costs on one of the four more
recent warrants of airest. Hearings j
on the other three casts were sus-
pended pending the action of the!
be either turned over to the state or
sold as lots. The bill was reported out
of the appropriation committee Mon-
day. The Oklahoma congressmen lost
no time in urging objections and as a
consequence Oklahoma's far-famed
beauty spot is saved. As the bill now
stands, there is no repeal of the feder-
The first appeal, which the supreme
court last week dismissed, was on ap-
plication for injunction to prevent the
city from enforcing the ordinance, an
application which the district court
They now propose to test the vali-
dity of the ordinance in respect to
al appropriation of $17,oOO for a sew-1 COtidviits, claiming that the municipal-
er fiom the city of Sulphur and no | ity has not the right to force new wir-
hindrance to the early completion of ing when the wiring they now have
the model sewage system soon to be
The money was appropriated
was good at the time it was installed.
Their particular objection to the ex-
pense at this time, they say, is that
viding the citizens of Sulphur raised Ul. nn their n™« nt
a like ,n,p„nt a„H this thov ,li,l tho . - T P™sent quai ters, The negotiations will be conducted
, ^ , ?, this they did, the | expires with.n the next few months | throu(fh th(, Arnerican embassy.
that General Blanquet was unwilling
to fight. His men were of the same
Election To Follow.
Telegrams have been sent to the
governors of the states notifying
them of the proclamation of Huerta,
as provisional president, also by the
commanders, assuring them that the
gsneral elections will be held to select
a president. f
General Huerta made a speech from
the balcony of the palace to the as-
sembled crowds. He declared he had
no personal ambition and announced
himself as military governor and Gen-
eral Blanquet as military commander
of the federal district.
It is fully believed that a definite
agreement will be reached between
the rebel forces and General Huerta.
funds being in the hands of the gov-1 andf at that time> they expect tQ e(1.
eminent. The government appropria-
tion was tacked onto the Indian ap-
class in nearly every instance.
DINNER SENT BY PARCEL
POST FROM TEXAS POINT.
EDUCATHIN AL CON FERENCE
Governor Cruce has named A. T.
Howell of this city as delegate from
Oklahoma to the Southern Education-
al conference to be held in Richmond,
Virginia, April 13, according to no-
tification just received by Mr. How
VETO IS OVERTURNED.
el. It is probable that he will attend.
CHICKASHA, Ok., Feb. 19. *
(Special.)—The parcel post al- *
ready hps been put to miny uses,' *
but what is probably the most re- *
markable of all is that of receiv- *
ir.g a wedding anniversary dinner *
by that route. Doctor and Mrs. S. *
O. Marrs, 508 South Seventh St., *
celebrated their nineteenth wed- *
ding anniversary and among *
the remembrances was a com- *
plete dinner, prepared and sent to *
them by Doctor Marr's mother, *
Mrs. T. J. Marrs of Mansfield, *
Texas. The dinner included every- *
thing that goes to make a dinner *
good and all came by parcel post. *
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 19.—|
President Taft's veto of the Burnett- j
Dillingham immigration bill was overi
turned in the senate when the bill was1
passed 72 to 18. greatly in excess of;
the two-thirds vote necessary. An
attempt will be made to repass the
i See Andrews & Magann for eave
troughs and spouting. 412 5th Street
2-6 w tf (Adv.)
bill in the house.
DRAW NEW JURORS TO
FILL SHORT PANEL.
Because the original panel, as I
drawn Monday, was too small to
carry on the business of the court
property—too many seeking plausible'
excuse—the county court this morn-
ing empaneled eight additional jurors,
making a total of 20 now in service.
Fifteen were called from which eight
Cries sales in all parts
of the country
SALE NOTES BOUGHT.
Telephone 690, Lawton, Okla.
Residence, 502 Summit.
propriation bill and the committee
questioned the right for such action.
A novel question arises, however, and
that, whether the government can re-
fuse to pay funds already authorized
by congress, even though congress re-
cedes from its position after the
money is made available.
During the hearing on the bill, de-
partment of interior officials raised a
question as to the liability of the gov-
ernment in case the sewage was
dumped on private grounds after
having been carried through the
The following expenditures for fed-
eral buildings in the state for the fis-
cal year 1914 are provided for in the
bill: Chickasha, for completion of
building, $105,000; Guthrie, for en-
largement of building, $55,000 King-
tablish themselves in a new location
and better building.
STAKE HOLDER WINS
IN OLD BET CONTEST
COUNTY COURT JURY DECIDES
STACK DEMAND CAME
Turmoil Not Over.
But the revolution is not over and
probably will not be unless the gen-
eral elections, promised by Huerta.
bring satisfactory results. For Gen.
Pascual Orozco, another rebel leader
who, up until the arrival of Diaz on
the scene, was the center of revolu-
tionary activities, has refused to ac-
cept Huerta as provisional president
and says he will continue to fight.
Best Kansas and Oklahoma Flour
at Allen Fields, 208 C. Phone 489,
2-20 w 2t (Adv.)
E. A. Tucker, stake sholder in a $20 I I.Ol R! If.01 R!
election bet between W. H. Stack and
M. A. Tucker, was given the decision
of a county court jury this morning
following a controversy which has i '-aw°tn, Okla.
been drawn out since the last state |
Stack had brought suit against E
A. Tucker, stake holder, and M. A
Tucker, for the amount of his bet be-
fisher, for completion of building,! cau<*' he a"^ed- he had made de-
$20,000; McAlester, for completion of m«"d f°r the money up before it was
building. $65,000; Muskogee, for com-
pletion of building, $320,000; Tulsa,
for additions, $85,000.
The funds authorized in the public
buildings bill recently reported are
additional to those provided for in the
sundry civil bill. The sundry civil bill
authorizes expenditures requested by
the secretary of the treasury in his
estimates sent to congress at the be-
ginning of the present session.
SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS!
Allen Fields, 208 C, Lawton, Okla.,
Phone 489. 2-20 w 2t (Adv.)
turned over, desiring to take it down.
The jury decided that the demand
came too late and sustained the hold-
er of stakes.
NEGRO LAD WILL PLEAD
GUILTY TO BURGLARY.
In company with Sheriff Nix and
County Attorney Orr, this morning,
Willie Miller, negro lad charged with
burglarizing the local storage house
of the Armour packing company,
went to Anadarko today to plead
guilty before Judge Johnson. He will
accept sentence and be taken to Gran-
UNCLE SAM READY TO
COIN NEW NICKELS.
* WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 19. *
* —Coinage of the new nickel was *
* ordered by Secretary MacVeagh *
* Tuesday, despite objections of *
* certain slot machine interests. It *
* will be placed in circulation in •
* the course of a week. *
* Protests against the new coin *
* dwindled to one manufacturer, •
* who claimed it would interfere *
* with the efficiency of his machine *
* for the destruction of counterfeit *
* nickels. Treasury officials held *
* this was not controlling on the *.
* government and the new 5-cent *
•pieces with an Indian head on the •
* face and a buffalo on the reverse, *
* was adopted officially. *
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