The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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school on account of sickness.
H. C. Tate, a real estate dealer of
Chattanooga, who has been here for
some time attending; to business mat-
ters returned to his home over the
Rock Island today.
A. T. Morgan of Fletcher was
among the many business callers in
From Friday's Daily.
A baby girl was born to Mr
Mrs. A. A Box at their home seven! To Cure a Cold In One Day
miles southeast of town Thursday af-
J. C. Shook of Sterling was among
the many business callers in Lawton
J. C. Perry, J. C. King
Nails of Faxon were among the | their home in Walter today. They re
und ; the city today.
1 akr LAXATIVE BROMOQuloint It top thi
«cugh und Headache and works off the Cold
Mnifgtbt* refund roon-v if it fails to cure
«;. W. GROVE S signature ou each bo*. 25c
CACHE MIS1CAL CONCERT
WAS A FINF. 8UCCKSS.
CACHE Ok.. April 21' (Special."
The musical concert given at the
high school auditorium Saturda>
night by the Cache musical concert I
company under the leadership of K
W. Allen was a decided success
A crowded house and an appreciu !
tive audience were in attendance anil,
the entire program was well rendei
ed. Among the star attractions was a
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harter who I very pretty solo by Mrs. Mitche
have been visiting here for the past j which was rendered in her usuiil ea*>
and Mr.'week left over the Rock Island for j and graceful manner and which was
highly appreciated by the entire audi
=• zz.- "rJiiA'JSissi
E. W. Pugh was a passenger over
the Rock Island today to Walter and
from there will go to the home of his
daughter three miles from the Cotton
county seat for a several days visit.
H. W. Channel I of Junction City-
was among the many business callers
in the city Monday.
Mrs. (!. II Baldwin of Indiahoma
is in the city visiting with Mrs. H. R.
J. A. McKnight of Anadarko who | always pleases, music has never been
has been here for some time attend-1 written and placed before her that
ing to business and personal matters | she did not sing with perfect case to
returned M .nday over the Rock • gether with tone, melody
Island to bis home. I pression.
Attorney S. I. McElhocs was a j Mr. Allen is to In
Dr. Eftie Turner went to Cache over
the Frisco this morning on profes-
A. J. I.owery and wife of Chatta-
nooga were Lawton visitors today.
L. L. Hoffman was among the
many business callers in l.awt*n
H. T. Mahappy was in Lawton
Thursday attending to business inter-
ests and mingling with friends He
lives at Marlow.
J R. Capshaw, W J. Shaffer and C.
H. Cuddeback of Chattanooga were in
Lawton last night and this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. ( has. Janousea and
children of Fletcher came to Law-
ton this morning for a short visit
Miss Agnes Raymond was ill Law-
ton shopping and visiting with
friends Thursday from her home in
Hutton who lives 1 mile
engage with Prettyman's Opera
The trio sung by Mrs Mitchel Ken
iston and Hai ris entitled the Walnut
Tree assisted °rof. Ric ardson of
Lawton one of the leading violinist ol
Southwest Oklahoma came in for
The climax was reached by Mrs
Knox Beal one of Comanche county's
j primma donnas whose excellent voice
Mil GEO. BUNDY IS WINNER
OF OVERLAND, FIRST PRIZE
Ford Goes to Franke Bates, Piano to Ruth
Strother; Two Out-of-Lawton Candidates
Get One Diamond and Both W atches
HOW THE TINAL COUNT STOOD.
Lawton, Oklahoma, April J<>. 11*1.>.
Wo, the mulersigned, Judges of the popularity eoiitest
now dosed ou the I>aily and WookIv Constitution <1°
hereby certify that we have counted all the votes <>1 all the
contestants and find the result as follows:
Overland Winner, Mrs. Geo. Bundy with 1,140,800 votes
Ford Winner, Miss Franke Bates with 7.>4,000 votes
Piano Winner, Miss Kuth Strother with 7^4.400 votes
First Diamond Winner, Miss Aura Bell with 130,325 votes
2nd Diamond Winner Miss Willie Scott with 73,150 votes I
l~t. Watch Miss Christine Humphries with <>8,800 votes
2nd Watch, Miss Lou Fullhrisrht with .">1,400 votes
FRANK L. KETCH. Judaje.
RILEY S. SMITH. Judge-
E. E. SHIRLEY, Judge.
by the contestants themselves, wnr
counted, and the results nnoosee&
MISS LOU Fl'LBRIGHT.
Winner of Second W atcb.
congratulated, prom Saturday Night''. Contest Extra
to Walter where he was called on leg- j ment and the
al business. ! P!'outl t,mt theV
passenger over the Rock Island toda.\ upon the *"i" ^ ^ '| |,e ConMiOuion's great popularity-subscription contest is over and,
have a musical <!i !a* a result, Reven of llie most popular ladies of Lawton walked out of the
Constitution office tonight the owners, jointlv of $3,000 north of valuable
W I Snellinir of Frederick w - rector in their midst of such merit. consmuiion omc< ,j
w .J. aliening 01 rreoiricK w , nremium*-$3,000 m one bunch—t o of them stepped into new hvc-passeng-
i u.i.tm, fnHm attending ti, bi< in. ihe concert will be reproduced at i""'"""" ... . , .. .
Lawton toaa> attenuing m ui ... ... .. , u I er automobiles, one laid claim to a beautiful new ( oncord piano, two carried
inattprs and ininelimr with friends. Indiahoma, Chattanooga and prob rr auiumumi. , >■ . ... ,. , .
inauets anu mingling wun minis. . ! aw.lv elegant diamond rings and two were wearing handsome gold watch-
L. C. Hoover of Cache was in town ably Lawton. The proceeds go t0" _
j ward purchasing a piano f *>>e high '
Suit for divorce was filed ill the j school auditorium.
tain Park where u "'I11 "ia,t tnv i .nuiriei eoort. Saturday bv Lorena J. 1 he band and orchestra also did
south of town left over the west this morning on business.
bound Frisco this morning for Moun-
she will visit for]district court Saturday by Lorena J.
some time with the families of W. A.iMcCall against Chas. W. McCall.
Cooksey and O. B. Pinkie. | Miss Christine Humphries, winner, one as it had just
Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Wilson arrived j of one of the Constitution's gold ^ ganized.
in Lawton this morning over the j watches, spent Saturday night in
Rock Island from their home in j Lawton, and was here for the closing
Waurika for a several days visit with of the big subscription contest.
Mrs. A. L. Blanford left this morn-
ing for Oklahoma City where she will
friends on F Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams who
have been here for the past three
weeks visiting with friends and rela-
tives left over the norti. bound Rock
Island today for Fletcher where they
will visit for some time. From there
they will go to their home in Guth-
rie. They report a most enjoyable
stay while here.
Mrs. A. T. Norris who has been
here for some time visiting with Miss
Myrtle Ozmun left over the Frisco
this morning for her home in Cache.
She reports a most enjoyable visit
C. O. Pylant of Cache who has been
hero for several days attending to
visit with relatives and friends for
the next ten days. Her daughter,
Mrs. C. B. Wood, who has been visit-
ing here the past week accompanied
her. Mrs. Wood's home is in Okla-
J. E. McQuown and family of Wal-
ters came to Law ton Saturday by au-
to and visited for some time with
Piles Cured In A to 14 Days
Vour drugglil will refund uiouey il YKZO
THOUSANDS OF NEW CONSTITUTION HEADERS.
Incidentally, but the "main chance" so far as the Constitution is eon-
... , ..icerned. hundreds and thousands of new subscribers have been added to the
some good work and surprised every I" " . ... „ .... ....
m|v j 0].J Constitution s big family of reader-. At this time, it is impossible to give
the exact number of new subscribers >"il. roughly estimated, the paper's
! past .i> jn !sa! hat; been more than doubled during the five weeks of
j the coil,...
MOFFETT QUALIFIED FOR | LEADS ALL OTHER SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA NEWSPAPERS.
FIN ALS; THEN LOST RACK I That means that, in point of circulation, the Constitution is without
an equal either south or west of Ihe state capital in Oklahoma—that,
In the state inter-scholastic meet i w ithout question, Law ton's afternoon daily has fully established its claim
held at Norman Saturday the team i ■ „ being the leading publication of Southwest Oklahoma.
OINTMKNT litis lo cure nny case ol Ilcbiuif
nlind. Bleeding or Protruding l'ile* in Mo 14dny«
rhe6itt pptic«liongives K« e «ncl Kest. 50c |
representing the Tonkawa prepara-
tory school walked otf with the hon-
ors making a total of 31 points. The
three local lads, Moffett, Newman
and Ross, were unable to score. Mof-
fett, qualified for the finals in the
hundred yards, the only Lawton man
who was admitted to the final con-
tests, but was out-speeded in that
From the time, a little more than | beautiful Concord piano is to go.
five weeks ago, the Constitution first! Jewelry To Outsiders,
announced the commencement of aj Two beautiful diamond rings, which
circulation contest in which $3,000 ('has. R. Moll sells for $100 each, go
worth of prizes, headed by two five- j to .Misses Aura Bell of Lawton and
passenger automobiles, was to be put; Willie Scott of Temple.
on, the interest in the race has been The two final prizes, two handsome
Constitution readers everywhere as
Don't be surprised if you have an
[attack of rheumatism this spring.
Mrs. H. A. Cherry and Mrs. R. F.jJust rui, the affected parts freely
L. Morgan left over the Rock Island [ wjth Chamberlain's Liniment and it
business matters and mingling with today for El Ketio where they will at- j wjj| soon disappear. Sold by all deal-
eturned to his home
Mrs. John Slumber passed through
Lawton this morning enroute to her
home in Cache from Havanna, Illi-
nois, where she has been visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Pickard,
for the past three months.
Mr. ami Mrs. Chas. Morris who
have been visiting with friends and
relatives here for the past two weeks
left over the Frisco this morning for
their hom ein Indiahoma.
W. O. Weaver, commissioner from
the eastern district, came to Lawton
over the Frisco this morning to spen I
some time attending to business mat-
this j tend the Missionary Council which is'ers.
in session there this week. Both Mrs.
Cherry and Mrs. Morgan are state
fficers of the organization.
A country paper tells of two little
boys who asked their mother if they
might play store in the dining room
'Yes" she said, "if you don't make
much noise." "We'll be quiet about
it," said one, "we'll be storekeepers
who don't advertise."
Misses Estelle Rerndon and Pauline
Riley of Lawton spent Saturday and
Sunday visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. A. M. Thompson, Jr.—Wal-
ter New Era.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. M. E. Yeager of Devol was in
Lawton Friday enroute to Stratford,
Okla., where she will visit for some
time with her son, J. F. Yeager, who
is sufferinng from an attack of fever.
Walter Thompson of Geronimo was
in Lawton attending to business mat-
Mrs. G. W. Minleman and Mr. and
Mrs. Will. V'oigt of Apache, who have
been here for some time shopping
and visiting with friends and rela-
tives, left over the Rock Island 1' riday
afternoon for their home.
T. W. Deall of Apache, who has
been here attending the Christian
church convention, returned to hi
home over the Rock Island Friday af-
Miss Stella Herndon, a student in
the third year class of the high school
was a passenger over the Frisco 1' ri-
day afternoon to her home in Indiaho-
From Monday's Daily.
Miss Lucile Gordon of Hastings
eame to Lawton this morning to
spend some time shopping and visit
ing with friends.
R. T. Rynum, who lives nine miles
east of town was in Lawton today
looking after business matters and
mingling with friends.
Roy Wheeler, stenographer of the
district court went to Walter today
where he will be for some time at-
tending business interests.
Attorney L. M. Gensman left for
Waurika today where he will be for
some time attending to business mat
Ray Paynter, a student of the high
school, left today lor his home
Chattanooga. He was forced to leave
LENERTZ IS TRUSTEE
FOR HARDWARE STOCK
Hit; COMMISSION CLAIM OF
MOKFORII DISALLOWED BY
Attorney J. O. Lenertz was elected
trustee in the case of the defunct
Benbow-Horton company, in a first
meeting of creditors held Friday in
the oftic erooms of Referee B. M.
The Rev. I!. E. L. Morgan, presid- )>Ilrmenter. The stock will be invoiced
ing elder of the Lawton district left ^ immediately and sold May 5.
over the Rock Island today lor Dal-j 'pie meeting was called in the
las. where he will be for the next molnj„g but on account of a dis-
w eek attending a board meeting of I agreement among attorneys in regard
MISS AURA BELL.
Winner of First Diamond.
the Southern Methodist University of
which he is a member. All the boards
of the district are called to meet
there during the next fortnight.
FOR SALE OR l it \I K.
Wichita property and Kansas
farms (good stuff) for Oklahoma
farms. Farmers please send me full
detailed description and price (no in-
flated values), and I will get you a
good trade in or around Wichita,
Kansas, the best city and country in
Kansas. Real estate dealers don't
answer. Address II. W. Cease,
Wichita, Kalis. 1-2-lw-lt p
cm NTY OFFICERS RAIDED
BRICK HOTEL LAST NIGHT.
From Thursday's Daily.
County Attorney T. B. Orr. "Deputy
Sheriff Pike Pierce and Lawrence
Mangun, county court stenographer,
raided the Brick hotel corner First
and C Avenue Wednesday night
shortly before ten o'clock. Sixteen
pints of whiskey and four quarts of
beer were found and confiscated. More
than an hour and a half was taken in
looking through the various apart-
ments of the house. No arrests were
to allowing the claim of R. B. Mor-
ford, which aggregates about $1,300
for commission on the sale of assets
a year ago the hearing was not con-
cluded until late in the afternoon.
The claim was finally disallowed by
the court. A peculiar incident in the
case was th fact that the first meeting
of creditors was called for and held
on exactly the same date, a year later,
after the contract was made for th ti
sale of the Benbow-Horton building,
the contract on which Morfonl based
his commission claim.
FRANK WYATT AD-
Frank Wyatt, who has been out at
Lost Lake for the past three months
trying to recuperate his broken
health, was Sunday adjudged insane
and, this morning, taken to Norman
in custody of Sheriff Nix. to be placed
in the state asylum.
FOR SALE—We have for sale the
Gay's West Mountain View addi-
tion to Lawton, Okla., this tract con-
tains about 900 beautiful lots located
on the northwest of the city of Law-
ton. For maps and blue print apply
to L. Vander Pluym, Breese, 111., or
Ford and Jones, Carlylc, III.
1-30 w 8t p (Adv.)
FORD WINNER EXTENDS
THANKS TO HER FRIENDS.
♦ I want to thank all my ♦
♦ friends for the help they gave ♦
♦ me in the contest, also the Con- ♦
♦ stitution force and contest de ♦
♦ partment and especially Col. ♦
♦ Shepler for the fair and square ♦
♦ treatment they gave me. I am ♦
♦ well satisfied and feel well paid ♦
♦ for my work. All my friends can ♦
♦ surely depend on a ride in ♦
♦ my little Ford. ♦
♦ FRANKE BATES. ♦
well as the contestants themselves,
realized that it was the most import- j regularly used in county
ant event of the kind ever attempted i
by a southwest Oklahoma newspaper,
and they immediately rallied to the
support of their friends.
From the very first count, all Law-
ton and Comanche and Cotton coun-
ties watched with interest the
semi-weekly standing of the candi-
dates. As one advanced and others
fell back, hopes and aspirations fluc-
Last Week Told The Tale.
But the greatest interest of the
whole contest centered in the last
week of the race—a week when a sys-
tem of secret ballot was established,
! when the contestants alone knew how
their votes were piling up—
And they did pile up—
Hundreds and thosuands of them—
But there were some decided sur-
Mrs. Jack Kerans, whom hundreds
had picked to win although she had
not counted much in th early vote
standing, failed to count in the final
wind-up and practically withdrew
from the race.
More That a Million Votes.
Mrs. Bundy, winner of the first
grand prize, came through strong in
the finish, as sh had counted earlier
in the game, piling up a final count
of more than a million votes, repre-
senting hundreds of Constitution sub
Ford Race a Close One.
The closets race in the list was far
the second grand prize, the five-pass
enger Ford, Miss Franke Bates and
Miss Ruth Strother having less than
twenty thousand votes between them.
It is to Miss Strother that
BACCALAUREATE FOR 181:
CLASS WILL BE GIVEN B¥
IS SECOND SUCH HONOR
Leininger Is First Student. Through
All the Grade* Here; Two Others
For the second time in the historv
of the Lawton high school, the bacca
laureate sermon to a graduating cla>
is this year to be delivered by a men
her of the class which is receiving d°
plomas—in both instances, the youn.
men so honored are licensed evangel
ists of the Prebyterian church.
The baccalaureate for the class o
1912 was preached by the Rev. W. (
Brann, a member of that class and so1
the famous Te*as iconoclast. Tin
1913 class is giving another ministe
to the Presbyteriun church in th'
person of William Leininger, a son
II. W. Leininger, cigar manufacture)
One thing of which the Constitution who was licensed as an evangelist li-
the reecnt Waurika meeting of the I.
Reno Presbytery. It is he who ha
been selected to deliver the bacc;
laureat thio year.
First to Finish All (irade.
The selection of Mr. Leininger wa
suggested by classmates several
weeks ago and, after receiving th'
approval of the high school facultj
the senior class finally acted upon i'
this morning. The choice was urani
Beside this signal honor, Mr. Leiii
inger has thi distinction of being
first student to complete all thr
grades in the Lawton schools. H.
started in the primary department i'
the year of the opening of Lawto
and, continuously a student here, com
pletes the work of the high schoi
this spring. All other members of th'
senior class begun their I.awt.
studies in the higher grades.
Commencement May 23.
The commencement, exercises thn
year will be held on the night of Ma
23. The baccalaureate sermon will 1> y"
preached the Sunday preceding, May
18. Both ceremonies will be in th'
high school auditorium.
Although the other class honors of
the commencement period have not a
yet been definitely settled, it is no>
practically certain that Elro Mathie
will give the valedictory address ai
that Miss Nita Thorp will deliver th
gold watches, both went to out-of-
Lawton contestants. Misses Christine
Humphreys of Elgin and Lou Ful-
bright of Cache. They were purchased
from N. A. McDufTie.
Everything on The Square.
is especially proud is that, so far as
1 we have been able to learn, not one
word of criticism came at the finish
as to the fairness of the contest
The contest was put on by C. B.
Gordon, expert contest manager from
San Francisco, California, assisted by
the Constitution managers, of course,
and by an able corps of circulation so-
Uf. intil the last week «f the con-
test, daily reports were turned in by
each contestant, cash accompanying
every subscription, and the votes
were registered by the contest man-
During the whole of the week, how-
ever, a secret ballot system was es-
tablished, through which only the con-
testants themselves knew how they
were running—a large ballot box,
MISS WILLIE SCOTT.
Winner of Second Diamond.
was secured, to which each of the
three judges attached his own pri-
vate lock, and the locks were never
broken until the hour for closing, 8
Shipley, Ketch, and Smith
E. E. Shipley, cashier of the City
National bank, Frank L. Ketch, cash-
ier of the. I.aw-ton National, and Riley
S. Smith, assistant cashier of the Citi-
zens State bank, were the judges.
Promptly at 8 o'clock, the judges
declared the contest closed and imme-
diately opened the ballot box.
First the daily report sheets of the
contestants were recounted, then the
the last week's subscriptions, deposited
STATE SOLONS SUNDAY
WITH HOME FOLKS H LR1
State Senator J. Elmer Thomas am
Representative J. Roy Williams botl.
visited with home folks over Sunda\ A
They expect to be home for at least
30-day recess in another two week
Curti Old Smm, Ctlwi fteiMdlat Won't Cut*
The worst CHset, no matter of bow lone itacdint
•re cured by the wonderful, old re*i«b e Pi
Porter * Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve- ^
Pata and Heala at the same time. 25c. SOc. I: t* ™
PAYS UP OLD SCORE WITH
THE WEEKLY CONSTITUTION
"I've paid up an old score with W
J. Bryan and, like (liamp Clark, ai
now ready to 'bury the hatchet' w.t;^
the great Commoner. I subscribe'
for the Weekly Constitution and h '
it sent to Mr. Bryan"—
That's the way Wendell Johnsoi.
assistant county attome.y, explains
how he satisfied the appeal of a Cot
stitution contestant today
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