The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 241, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
CARRIES UNITED PRESS SERVICE—HOT OFF THE WIRE.
VOLUME XIII—NO. 241.
. LAWTON. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 20. 1915.
WHEAT CHOP REPOTTED DE-
STROYED BETWEEN OLUSTEE
AND ELDORADO TODAY
FOR BASKET BALL TEAM.
An excellent musical program was
rendered last night at the Murray, in
addition to the pictures. Those par-
ticipating in the program were Miss
Young, Miss Dunlap, Roy Smoot and
little Olive Belle Hamon, the latter
playing on violin. All acquitted them-
selves creditably and Olive Belle is
a wonder child on violin. Miss
Young is to be commended for plan-
ning and directing this benefit. The
theatre was filled to overflowing at
two performances and many left for
lack of room. The benefit was for the
high school girls basket ball team.
MRS. NICK RYRNES DIED
SUDDENLY AT 1?:45 P.M.
Broke Nearly all Window Lights in
Olustee and Frisco Coaches
MEDALS OF MERIT
BY COUNTY PUPILS
First Prize, Gold Medal, County
Special to the Constitution.
OLUSTEE, May 20.—The worst
hail storm in years visited this sec- ] spelling contest, Kola Palmer, Beaver
tion this morning, totally destroying
nil wheat from Olustee to Eldorado.
All of the window lights in Olustee
were also broken by the terriftic hail.
About 5 o'clock this morning, con-
siderable hail fell in Lawton and vi-
cinity, but did not do general damage
here. In some spots, f-uit, vegetables
and crops were damaged badly, while
nearby, they were hardly scathed.
Before and after the hail, there
were hard rains, which flooded
'reets, roads and low places.
In Comanche county, there is no
special damage reported, but spots
where the hail fel1 quite hea^'. There
has been no such injury to crops as
reported from other sections in the
southwest—especially from Olustee
At Creta, between Olustee and El-
dorado, hail was a fodt thick in the
ground some time after it fell.
Nearly all the window lights on the
north side of the coaches of Frisco
train were broken out, as it passed
thr<" > h the hail storm between El-
do .aid Olustee.
The ^rain looked like it had been
through a batle when it arrived at
Lawton this morning, going east.
BANDIT IS A
By the United Press.
ST. LOIIS, MAY 20.—A HIGH
BROW BANDIT WHO ATE ICE
CREAM AND WORE LIBERTY
GLASSES, HELD UP WITH A GUN
THREE IN A DRUG STORE AND
GOT $17.50, THIS MORNING.
Bend district, by business men of
| Second Prize, silver medal, county
spelling contest, Odell Palmer, Beav-
! er Bend district, by City N .Monil
i Bank, Lawton.
i First Prize, silver medal, high
l school spelling, Waldo Wettengel,
; Elgin, by First National Bank, Law-
Second Prize, silvei medal, high
[school spelling, Don Brunskill, Elgin,
| by Jennett S. Crosby, county super-
Silver medal, girl's reading contest,
Glada Boxley, Geronimo, business
men of Faxon.
Silver medal, original orations,
Wayne Nevill, Fletcher, by business
men of Elgin.
Silver medal, child's story telling
contest, Anderine Edgman, Cache, by
Pierce 4 Morrison Merc. C., Faxon.
Silver medal, debate, Daniel Beck-
er, Indiahoma, by business men of
Silver medal, best all around ath-
lete, Marcus Hinson, Fletcher, by A.
L. Lund, Lawton.
Silver medal, 100 yard dash (A),
Ernest Kitomiller, Elgin, by J. H.
Silver Medal, 100 yard dash, (B),
Grady Hopkins, Beaver Bend, by
business men of Indiahoma.
Silver medal, shot put, Harmon
Strickland, Geronimo, by Faxon State
Silver medal, pole vault, (A),
Marcus Hinson, Fletcher, by J. G.
Silver medal, pole vault, (B),
Grady Hopkins, Beaver Bend district,
by J. H. Willhite, Elgin.
Silver medal, 880 yard dash (A),
Scott Walling, Elgin, by C. J. Scott,
Silver medal, 880 dash (B), Burt
Jones, Denton district, by business
men of Geronimo.
ABOUT 12:45 THIS AFTERNOON, MRS. NICK BYRNES DROP-
PED DEAD OF HEART FAILURE AT HER HOME. 60H A AVENUE.
A girl watt at the Byrnes' home doing the family wanting, when Mrs.
Byrnes stepped out on the porch and told the girl that she would assist
Taking hold of the handle of the clothes wringer, Mrs. Byrnes then
started to turn it, when she swooned and before medical aid, which |
was summoned at once, could reach her, she was dead.
Nick Byrnes, the husband, is absent, as he travels for the Simmons
wholesale hardware company, of St. Louis.
There are two children in the family so suddenly bereaved—a boy
eight and girl eighteen months.
'•'he sincere sympathy of this entire commu,.uy goes out to Nick
Byrnes and those dear children.
The Byrn"s family have resided in Lawton for a number of yearn
and counted th'.-ir friends by the extent of their acquaintance.
Mr. Byrnes was located at Anadarko and will be met at Apache in an
automobile and brought home at once.
A new automobile garage has been
opened up on C avenue in the cement
block building formerly occupied by
the Atchison grocery store by D. A.
Shaw and Fred Cowell, under the
firm name of Shaw & Cowell.
They are fitting up for a geenral
storage and repair business and will
sell auto accessories.
Our observation is that content-
ment consists largely in accepting
somebody else's word for lots of
FOUR BOARD MEMBERS
LAWTON HIGH SCHOOL ("LORE," THE L. H. S.
GRADUATING CLASS ANNUAL, COMPLETED
j On the third page of this issue will
j be found the pictures of this year's
graduates of the Lawton high school
and Supt. W. C. French and Principal
H. A. Carroll. This is the second
largest class that has been graduated
from the high school, the class of
1914 being the largest.
One of the interesting features of
graduation was the cost of the dresses
of the girls, which was set at five dol-
lars as a maximum. Only four went
above $4 and the average for all of
the girls was $3.53. This means a
great saving for the girls where as
formerly each girl attempted to get
the most expensive costume possible,
making graduate n a costly affair.
Is a frog's noise song, or suffering?
"Lore,'' the High School annual
gotten out by the Senior class is com-
pleted this evening and will be out for
circulation in the morning. It is a
I very ._jsy, high grade annual and
jthe best that has been gotten out.
This office has been working almost
day and night the last few days to
complete it as it was started late.
A complete review of the annual
will be published in a later issue,
when time will permit a more exten-
A TEAM OF HORSES
L. P. McCraw, living on route two
out of Elgin, lost his best team by
lightning Tuesday night during the
storm. The team was worth easily
$300. He had plowed corn with them
the day before and turned them out
in the pasture to go out the next
morning to find them dead.
Mr. McCraw had carried insurance
on his horses and cattlr for three
years and permitted it to expire only
a short time before.
LATE LIVE STOCK
.PRICES IN OKLAHOMA
♦ WEATHER REPORT. ♦
♦ Tonight and Friday unset- ♦
♦ tied, colder tonight in north por- ♦
Choice corn fed $firstname.lastname@example.org
Medium to good email@example.com
Choice fed yearlings 8.40(a>8.75
Med. to good fed yearlings firstname.lastname@example.org
Plain meal and hull fed ,.7.00(®7.85
Cows and Heifera—
Fair cutters 4.50(5)5.25
Medium to good .email@example.com
Good to choice heavies ... .7.45(5)7.50
| Good to choice butchers . .7.45(5)7.50
■ Fair to good butchers ....7.30(3)7.40
( Good to light butcher mix. 7.20(3)7.35
! Stags # firstname.lastname@example.org
I Pigs 5.00(3)5.50
Eranks & Hilbert, the Lady and Gent of color
INTRODUCING REAL COMEDY OF COMEDY
"PRICE OE TYRANNY"
A SPECIAL FEATURE DRAMA IN FOUR REELS
"THE OLD SHOEMAKER"
• A Two Reel Drama—Thanhouser
FEATURING MISS MIRIAM COOPER AND AN ALL
"A SCIENTIFIC MOTHER"
A ONE REEL SUBJECT.
A CLEVER SLAM AT BABY CULTURE.
FEATURING MIGNON ANDERSON.
A very high class program of 7 big reels, An0 A'ttno
new vaudeville, Prof. Watkins orchestra "IIC UllllC
ITALY IS READY TO STRIKE;
THE AUTHORITY IS GIVEN
By the United Press.
ROME, MAY 20.—ITALY IS READY TO STRIKE WITH ITS
WELL EQUIPPED ARMY OF NEARLY TWO MILLION SOLDIERS,
ON THE SIDE OF THE ALLIES.
Her troops are massed along the Austrian border.
The bil giving the government power to act is expected in the cham-
ber of deputies session today.
The green book summary shows that the treaty with Austria was de-
nounced May 4th, which paved the way for war.
It is declared that Austria's concessions are too inadequate.
General Cadorna is at Viecnza to direct the troops.
Italian parliament passed a bill this morning by a vote of 365 to 54,
giving the government full power to act.
The next step is not known, but likely to be to give Austria a brief
time limit to meet Italy's demands.
Paris received a dispatch saying that several Italian regiments had left
Milan this morning for the eastern frontier.
The action of parliament gives Salandria ministers war program full
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20.—Last
evening Governor Williams appoint-
ed the state board of agriculture,
four in fibers thereof, Hon. Frank
Gault, is the chairman, being elected.
The new members are: Joseph
Alexander of Moffitt, C. B. Camp-
bell of Minco, J. J. Savage of Hollis,
and R. H. I). McLish of Ardmore. Col.
Renfro of Sulphur and J. F. Darby
of Muskogee, were the old members
appointed by Gov. Cruce, who are
succeeded by the new appointments.
The new .ten are all prominent
farmers ana nusiness men and these,
with Chairman Gault, will make a
strong board of agriculture.
IN INTERNATIONAL SITUATION
WITH RETURN OF PRESIDENT
WILSON TO DESK.
By Germany Expected, but Will not
be Accepted Unless in Harmony
HOLD PRZEMYSL AGAIN
By the United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 20.—
There is new interest in the interna-
tional situation as President Wilson
returns to his desk here.
Those connected with the admini-
stration think that the tone of the
Berlin papers now indicate that Ger-
many is planning to offer a compro-
It probably will not be accepted
unless Germany agrees to the justice
of the American demands.
It is unofficially stated that Ger-
many accepts the general principle
that American citizens be protected
by United States under all conditions,
but will reject as contrary to inter-
national rules, United States posi-
tion that we can demand the aband-
onment of submarine warfare.
It is understood that this position
of Germany was told Ambassador
Gerard at Berlin.
By the United Press.
LONDON, May 20.—Przemysl is
about to fall before the Austro-Ger-
Only the re-enforcements being
hurried from Lemberg can save her.
Russians must risk being surround-
ed by capture or else abandon the
Russians claim that southeastern
Poland victories offset to the admit-
ted defeats in Jaroslav district.
PRES. FARLEY TO
GEARY ON VISIT
President Farley, of the Cameron
Agricultural School, went to Geary
yesterday, where he delivered the
graduating addres to the graduates
of the Geary high school^ last evening.
By the United Press.
BERLIN, May 20.—Unless there is
unforseen delay, Germany's reply to
the American note will be forwarded
early next week. Probably will be
completed by Monday.
The United Press correspondent
gets assurance that there is no rea-
son for apprehension concerning Ger-
man-American relations. ,
A breach in diplomatic relations
with United States is the last thing
that Germany wants.
By the United Press.
LONDON, MAY 20. — ANTON
KUEPFERLE, FORMERLY OF
BROOKLYN, N. Y.. HANGED HIM-
SELF IN BRIXTON PRISON,
WHILE AWAITING TRIAL AS A
Kuepferle left a note, saying:
"What I have done was for my coun-
try. I would have preferred to be
shot, but did not wish to ascend the
scaffold. I am dying as a soldier who
stood his fate as a man and not dying
as a spy."
TaKe a. Trip Through the
♦ Ford Factory
Tomorrow at The Murray Theatre an interesting reel show-
ing the complete construction of
Ford Car 4-
Shown in connection with our regular, splendid program of
5 c -Always Something Doing- 5 c
The High School Annual Will Be On Sale At
The High School, GoodnerBook Store CVirlatr fUp 91 cf '1 ^
and The Post Office News Stand * I lClcXjr j IVlftjr LllC mIoI^ 1 %J
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