The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 53, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1913 Page: 1 of 6
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Agricultural Exhibits, Agricultural Prizes, and Agricultural Addresses will be a Celebration Feature of Particular Interest to Farmers Aug 4-6
THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
LAWTON. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 24. 1913.
A('TE DOWN REPEAL URGED BY
FORMER LAWTON LAWYER.
NOW STATE SENATOR.
DANGER IN DYNAMITE
■And Section 18, He Says, Seeks To
Protect Miners as Well as to
Preserve Coal Quality.
State Sunday School Heads
Coming to Lawton Next Week
".'he proposal to repeal section 18 of
^■the recently enacted Oklahoma min-
■ "i< law should he voted down in the
|®;.>pecial election of August 5 according
■ «<i State Senator Ben Franklin of
&'urcell who is here today on a short D. S. WOLFINGER
fl-usiness trip. The present system of of Hobart, president of the Oklaho-
^fwtynamitinp coal in eastern Oklahoma nia Sunday School association.
Bnmci is both dangerous for miners ' ,
' < slid wasteful of coal products, ht J
^ayR, and it was for the purpose of
avoiding both these conditions that
**he last legislature enacted the law in
Senator Franklin was formerly a
IHp-eaident of Lawton, lie came at the
M time of the opening and remained
H/fiur year-, at one time being a mem-
"ll'er of the city council from the third .
fward. Four four ye ars following the July :!0' th" Comanche County, Sun-
MURRAY WOULD LOOSE
AMERICAN WAR DOGS
Shade Trees are CALLS FOR
Food Cor Worms MOVE FROM
MRS. C. H. NICHOLS C. H. NICHOLS
state superintendent of elementary of Oklahoma City, genera! secretary
division, Oklahoma S. S. Association. Oklahoma S. S. Association.
TWO-DAY PROGRAM IS ANNOUNCED
FOR COUNTY-WIDE ASSOCIATION
PARKING BEAUTIFIERK DOOM
ED UNLESS WAR IS WAGED j
Death-dealing worms have ♦
opened ?n onslaught upon shade ♦
trees in Lawton and, unless a ♦ '<
♦ counter campaign is taken up ♦ |
♦ immediately, many property ♦[
♦ owners fear that the city will be
♦ practically stripped of its sub-
♦ stantial start in parking beauti- ♦
♦ fiers. ♦
♦ On most any street in the city ♦
♦ where the parkings are lined ♦
'* with trees, these web worms can ♦
♦ be seen, hanging down from the ♦
♦ limbs or eating away at the ♦
♦ leaves. At several places on B ♦
♦ avenue, whole trees have been ♦
♦ absolutely stripped of foliage ♦
♦ and are dying.
RESOLUTION IN HOUSE GIVES
PRESIDENT AUTHORITY TO
: MUST OUIT IN 30 DAYS
I'rotection of Americans and Main-
tenance of -Monroe Doctrine
Require It, Say*.
WASHINGTON, D. C„ July 23.^
Intervention in Mexico within thirty
days, unless peace shall follow a
warning from the United States, is
demanded in a sensational resolution
♦ introduced in the house Tuesday af-
Several property owners have ♦Jternoon by Representative William H.
undertaken to spray their trees ♦'Murray of Oklahoma. The preamble
in the hopes of killing out the ♦ of the resolution is denunciatory of
week from today, Wednesday,!
Wednesday Afternoon. county home and visitation superin-
:00. song service; 8:15, devotional,1 tendent; 10:40, song; 10:45, Elemen-
lcd by Mrs. C. H.
by all elementary
ents. Topics — Cradle
. Discussing the mining law issue be- .""7"' '""Tn" Z'" -*-]«■* ™' assoc.«,on; «:w, appoint-. department, graded lessons; 11:45,
f re the August election today he! acrordin- to Harry E. Thomp- ment of committees; 4:15, closing | closing song and benediction.
explained conditions as follows^' ! ^"fTh I t. VT "nd b edWta« « —" Afternc
' At the regular session of the leir- , • , u as®uc;latlon w'"; delegates by committee. , 2:00, song service; 2:15, devotional,
i.lature, the hill commonly known ' Th^ t L'off Night. j led by the Rev. R. K. Timomns; 2:30,
th* mining bill passed both houses of JThT u£!T f « h !* , Pf' T* f™"5 7i45 devotional,1 HpecU.: music, by Beaver Bend Sun-
i'h* legislature by almost a unani- ^esidlnt-' (UN h , K I y ^ , PershinK: 8=00, j day School; 2:40, "Teacher Train
Binoux vote. The same was sent to the fnarftv f" , Oklaho-j song; 8:05. Words of Welcome, by F.|ing."!by the Rev. W. J. Moore, Sul-
M pernor for his signature. There was " ' T w « ^ if' by ;!:00' «eneral inference on
VI. .protest made on ,he part of the I mentarv denart^ th* £ V T' , T°" ,,rei"dent: superintendents-and- teach-
* miners against the governor approv-' department, the Rev. W .1., Some Explorations into the King- j erg' problems, led by C. H. Nichols.
' rig this bill 1 remember very .lis- former Lawton Pastor' "OW: dom of Boyhood," by the Rev. W. J. \ assisted by all pastors, superintend-
state Sunday school leader for the M.j Moore, Sulphur, chairman Sunday j ents and teachers present; 3:45, song;
3:50, reports of committees; 4:00,
program. H. E. Thompson ofience of the M. E. church. South;
♦ worms but an individual war,
♦ they say, is an expensive one
♦ and some have suggested that
♦ the city put a wagon in opera-
♦ tion, with a spray of sufficient. ♦
♦ size to reach to the top of the ♦
♦ trees, thereby dividing the ex ♦
♦ pense and assuring a general at- ♦
♦ tack upon the tree destroyers.
Itinetlv that Governor Cruce held the p ch,,..,.!, :u • , , , ,
' , , h Church, South, will also appear oni school board, west Ok ahoma conftr-
inatter open for sometime and gave lh„ pr0Kram H K
everyone an opportunity to be heard j
<>n this que
Iwr of the geological department to
.. u , Lawton is county president and Roy 8:55, "Men and the Bible School." by
>n this question. He even sent a mem-1 vul^i.,. c..1|1£.k , . . L . v. , , . ' u*
Wheelei secretary, rhe local commit- C. H. Nichols, general secretary Ok-
|he mines near McAlester with in- H. N. Whalin, John Luttrell, Frank
auctions to go down into the mines Sneedj E R K(jl.by A , j,ur f.
|nd make a very thorough investigate, Joncs the Rev s M Hu thf
I?"s 40 whetheJ" or not section Rev j c McCain, committce on as.
eighteen .of this bill was Workable ,ifrnmcnt u w Boyer w A Har.
^u,d for the best interest of the people ,.ah_ j E Jarvia j A Li„er
Vf Oklahoma. This gentleman report- lk>tZi j A (;ulhrie
1 to the governor that the proposi-
*Tpon was both workable and, in his
' jS'pmion, to the best interest of every-
-•Jitie concerned. After this investiga-
tion, Governor Cruce signed the bill
'And the same became a law. After the
adjournment of the regular session of
the legislature, there being some agi-
Hation in regard to this matter, and
-Jf!i!niring to inform myself In regard
Sato this measure, I went personally to
jBthe McAlester mines and attempted ()| j,
jPto inform myself in regard to the
| Jpu rits or demerits of section eigh-
!Mteen of this bill.
How Shot is Fired.
I "I found that the present system of
[mining in the state of Oklahoma is
tee on entertainment is composed of'lahoma Sunday school association;
9:25, closing song and benediction.
Here is the program for the two-
ONE REMODELED, NEW
WING ADDED; ISOLATION
WARD COMING LATER.
9:30, song service; 9:45, devotional,
led by the Kev. J. C. McCain; 10:00,
song; 10:05, report from county of-
ficers: H. E. Thompson, county presi-
dent; Roy Wheeler, county secretary;
Mrs. John Brown, county elementary
superintendent; Mrs. Orin King,
short talks from pastors and dele-
gates, reports Sunday schools; 4:30,
closing song and benediction.
8:00, fong service; 8:15, devotional,
led by the Rev. T. J. Irwin; 8:30, spe-
HIGH OFFICIAL OF SOUTHERN
STATES CORPORATION TO
George Wilson of Oklahoma City,
a member of the board of directors of
the Southern States Cotton Corpora-
tion and likewise a member of that
ial music, by Mrs."J."W."'p'wry; V:40, | corporation's executive committee, is
here today helping Edward Newton,
local representative, to organize
deeper interest among Comanche
county farmers in the fifteen cent
Together, Mr. Wilson and Mr. New-
ton have been visiting a number of
business men and farmers, discussing
the proposition, today, and they an-
nounce that a street meeting will be
| held in Lawton Saturday evening
when Mr. Wilson will address the
* farmers of the county. Mr. Wilson is
^ ll'>' HOUSE, j I M.ESS ANOTHER WEEK GIVES 1 also seeking a hearing before the
PROMISE OF MORE GOOD ichamber of commerce, Friday night,
a message from our state president,
Mr. D. S. Wolfinger, Hobart, Okla.;
9:10, special music, by Christian
church choir; 9:15, closing message,
by C. H. Nichols; 9:40, song and ben-
PROVES VERITABLE DEATH
TRAP IN BLAZE.
BINGHAMTON, N. Y., July 22.—
Fifty persons were killed, according
The expenditure of $40,000 in im- 40 ,ate e!itimates, and as many in-
provements on the military hospital Jured- a do'-en or more fatally, in a
fire which swept the four-story fac-
THIS WEEK IS LAST.
Unless the remaining three days of
the present week give indications that
much more good could be accomplish-
ed by another week of the work, the
union revival now in progress at the
in the hopes of interesting Lawton
business men in backing the proposi-
i, . . , ... , . . ; at Fort Sill has been completed and
■ ;>r the miner to drill two holes int°llmth the o]d hospital, remodeled, and t0ry buildinK of the Binghampton j Emerson tabernacle will close Sun
Bthe solid vein of coal, as large and as
fi^deep as he sees fit; into these holes
jjBhe places a charge of powder or dyn-
-(mite, the size of which is absolute-
| ly within his own discretion, and 1
■ found that it is almost u universal
I practice for the miner to place in
■3 these holes an exceedingly large
■ charge, for the reason that the more
■ coal the miner can shoot off the solid
■ with this charge, the more coal he is
' i>a;d for. When this charge is once,.,
// i , , ■ . if i those recently
'exploded, it is an impartial force and ,
f; . . j xu r ^ .u an< !,ew post
FOR LINCOLN SCHOOL
♦ jthe Huerta regime and President Hu-
4 erta is characterized as a "usurping
♦ Although sweeping in character,
the resolution of Mr. Murray is of the
same purport of one by Senator
Fall of New Mexico.
Mr. Murray's n dution recites
♦ that the late President Madero was
♦ murdered and was the victim of du-
plicity and treachery; that Huerta
has nullified the constitution of
Mexico and destroyed all lawful au-
thority and government. The resolu-
tion declares that the government of
'lie United States has no' ecognizeil
id cannot recognize either as a re-
| publican or government, 'the assumed
land aroitrary brute force of Huerta,
I or his occupancy of the ancient Capi-
tol of that republic; a regime founded
on duplicity, treachery and murder."
It is also asserted in the preamble
of the Murray resolution that this
country is bound to stand by the prin-
ciples annunciated in the Monroe doc-
trine; that the United States, under
that doctrine, cannok allow interven-
tion in Mexico by European powers,
and that this nation is in duty bound
to protect tin lives and property of
its citizens now in Mexico, as well as
the citizens of foreign countries there
The Murray resolution says there
are now 10,000 Americans in Mexico
and that some of them have Iwcn sub-
jected to imprisonment and murder
and that sacred family rights have
been violated by roving military
bands. Mr. Murray refers to the Bal-
timore platform declaration that the
constitutional rights of Americans
must be protected at home and
abroad. He therefore says that this
government recognizes the funda-
mental principles in the preamble of
the resolution and will welcome the
establishment of such government as
will bring about these ends.
In consequence, Representative
Murray's demand that the president
the new wing recently completed is ( company Tuesday afternoon. I day night next, as originally planned.
ready for occupancy. IThe vittims were chiefly women and j Although more than one hundred
The Mississippi Valley construction'?irls' conversions have resulted from the
company, which had the contracts, is! Twen4y"five bodies have been re- revival, Dr. Bulgin last night express-.
ready to turn ovfr new building to coveled- 'n the city hospital and in, ed disappointments at the results ob-i
the government and patients al tlV private 'nstituti°n8 are thirty injured.! tained, indicating the belief that j
post arc already occupying wards in Some two seore Per--i0ns al'e known I several times that many conversions | ward wil| have
the remodeled old building | 4° ^ " " by miracle, should have been brought about. | fountains when school opens In Sep-jery citizen of any foreign nation so-
With the completion of the hospital . J' * 10 "rs ln 0 Redoubled efforts are to be made, tember, according to announcement journing in Mexico must be respected
work, practically all existing- con- flames ,lke a tlnder box and became a the rest of the week, however. today from w H 0zn,ani chairman!
tracts have been carried out. only roarlnK furnace almost instantly af-l Last night Dr. Bulgin preached on | of ^ 6ch()0| board committee
awarded, for pipe line 4er 4he first alarm was a°un<led. "What We Believe and Why We Be-
water improvements,' About 125 persons were in the fac- lieve It," a strong sermon upon the
| of the United States be requested and
ZINC TRIMMINGS ON II. S. DOME j authorized to issue a proclamation
WILL ALSO BE PAINTED; | giving notice both to the Huerta re-
CONTRACT LET. j gime and to all other military leaders
and bands and to all persons whom-
Pupils of the Lincoln school, fifth j so ever that the life, liberty and prop-
sanitary drinking erty of American citizens and of ev-
I? ,'s Power extends into the root of the beinjf unfuifin^ flie sal^e company 4ory when the fire broke cut. Those orthodoxy of the church. His subject
1 unaccounted for, or most of them, tonight will explain "What I Must Do
H uune with the same force that is ex- ...
J . , ., ,, , which built the hospital has also com
| erted upon he coal itself The roof j ^ bu are believed to be still in the red-hot to Be Saved
> y "ot fall at once but being. cq and ,g now J nins 0f the structure.
cracked and loosened, it is liable to' _ „ ,
last of the E ort Sill railroad spur. A
Ik^ill at any time, to the great danger
>f those who are in the mines.
I discovered another great reason j
why the coal should not be shot from
the solid, but should first be under-
cut, as provided by section eighteen
of this bill, and that is, when the shot
is fired the coal being wedged into the
is thrown with great
?20,000 isolation ward wing for the ™RMER LAWTON MAN HERE;
[ hospital will be offered for contract
DRIVEN OUT OF MEXICO.
shortly, however, and it is said a
number of new improvements are
contemplated for the coming year.
HORRIBLY SLASHED BY
NEIGHBOR AS OUTCOME
OF FEUD OF SIX YEARS.
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18. — As
the result of a six-ye'ar feud, primarily
.•aused by children, William Schoon-
)ver and his wife lie in the Post Grad-
♦ John L. Freedman, formerly ♦
Altogether, in the construction of the * an 0'd s,?tt'er 'n lawton and ♦
new post and the remodeling of the * former partner of H. E Diehl, ♦ uate hospital, the man so badly cut
old, the government has expended, in * ^as returned from Mexico ♦ hat he will probably die and the wo-
round figures, $1,250,000. * where he has been for sometime ♦ vnnn sp •>' cut on the face. George
♦ He says that conditions in old *
♦ Mexico ore intolerable and prop- *
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ erty and life are not valued verv ♦
ground into slack or dust. This slack j ♦ WANTED—Clean cotton rags ♦ ♦ highly. For that reason he "
r dust is shoveled up by the miner ♦ (not scraps) at this office. ♦ ♦ out. *
(Continued On Last Page) i ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ « • «
tot, M'orce into the room and is shot and
j|l jarred into many pieces. In fact, j
| t'rorn thirty to forty per cent of it is | ♦
In the event that this warning is
on j not heeded and peace restored Mr.
school property. j Murray proposes that the United
Contract was let today, it is an-j States within thirty days "shell in-
nounced for placing the Lincoln J tervene and establish peace, order
school fountains, Bob Davis, plumber,' and civil government, and take pos-
being the successful bidder. i session of all public property of the
Contract was also let today to (former Republic of Mexico and hold
Mark Barker to paint the zinc trim-., the same until every item of expense
mings on the dome of the high school and all damages for the deprivation
building. of liberty or the destruction of prop-
, erty or any American citizen, or
citizen of any other nation, has been
fully compensated out of the Mexican
revenues, and all necessary power to
Milas Lasater, former insurance' re-establish and rehabilitate govern-
commissioner of the state and now ment, law and order, including the
state agent for the Equitable Life in- protection of Mexicans for self-gov-
surance society, and Ben Utterback, ernment by the opening of public
formerly cashier of the school land schools, is hereby authorized and the
to use the
FORMER^ STATE OFFICERS I
ARE IN LAWTON TODAY.I
Ell dire, m ;hl t-r, i- now in the
unty jit l. jld without bond It «
t '<•. tb : I"- will be ch:irn-ed with department, but now representing the president is authorized
'Till vvlh intfri ' . 'ill and should Globe surety company, were in Law- land and naval forces of the United
' ' eli u'ged with ton today on business and called on States for the accomplishment of ill
'"■^er. the Constitution. I such purposes."
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