The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 246, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 26, 1915 Page: 1 of 8

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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
CARRIES UNITED TRESS SERVICES-HOT OFF THE WIRE.
246.
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY *o, l91">.
DAILY EDITION.
AMERICAN STEAMER IS
TORPEDOED IN NORTH SEA
By the United Press.
LONDON. MAY 26.—IT IS ANNOUNCED THAT THE STEAM Eli
NEBRASK AN WAS TORPEDOED OK MINED FORTY-EIGHT MILES
WEST OF FASNET AND NOT FAR FROM THE LUSITANIA SCENE.
She is a twin screw steel steamer owned by the American Hawaiian
Steamship Company and is American registered.
The first word that came to La«is End Wireless station from Ne-
braskan, said that she was torpedoeu and the crew was taken to the boats.
An armed trawlrr wan standing by and conveyed her to port.
There was no loss of life, but foreholds filled with water.
1 •!* —
CAREFUL WITH THE PEPPER
By the United Press.
NEW YORK, May 26.—The Captain of the Nebraskan w ires Steamship
Company that there is no water in the hold. She is proceeding to Liver-
pool under her own steam.
The Nebraskan carried ballast as cargo.
Left Liverpool May 21th for New York.
By the United Press.
KINSALED, May 26.—In passing here the Nebraskan wirelessed that
it is not seriously damaged and no-body on the steamer was hurt by the
accident.
By the United Press. . (
WASHINGTON, May 26. The Nebraskan torpedoeing is received with
grave anxiety here by government officials.
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan obviously are concerned, but
no representations will be made until full details are received.
By the United Press.
NEW YORK, May 26.—The Nebraskan carried an American flag and
American crew and was under charte " to a British co-operation company.
It is reported that British warships are escorting her Liverpoolward.
eou> ruiti.i
] ITALY TAKES VILLAGES
AND MODNTAIN PASSES
By the United Press.
ROME. MAY 26.—THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE THAT SEV-
ERAL VILLAGES AND IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN PASSES AND HIGH
ALPINE PEAKS WERE CAPTURED BY THE ITALIAN ARMIES.
The invaded part of Austria included Brenta river defiles and the cap-
ture of the Yaliferno pass, after a bayonet battle.
By the United Press.
VIENNA, May 26.—The reported naval battle Monday is confirmed.
An Austrian cruiser and three destroyers engaged two Italian destroy-
ers in the Adriatic.
They sank one of the Italian destroyers and took the crew as prison-
ers.
Two Italian warships joined in the batle so Austrians were forced to
retire.
One Austrian destroyer was slightly damaged.
By tho United Press.
WASHINGTON, I). C. May 26.—Consul General Skinner at lx>ndon.
cables Secretary Bryan that "Admiralty reports the American Nebraskan
from Liverpool to Delaware Breakwater was torpedoed forty miles south-
west of Fast net.
The crew is in boats standing by. Weather fine.*
-The steamship company is inclined to think
By the United Press.
NEW YORK, May 26.-
the vessel was mined.
She was the first ship to go through the Panama Canal.
Crew is mostly Pacific coasters.
GERMANY'S REPLY 'ALLIED AIRMEN MAKE
WILL DE INDEFINITE: SOME EFFECTIVE RAIDS
By Carl W. Ackerman,
United Press Staff Correspondent, j
BERLIN, via The Hague, May 26. 1
-Germany's forthcoming reply to the ;
American note will not finally dis
pose of matters arising out
sinking of the Lusitania
By the United Press.
PARIS, May 26.—A great aerial
raid is made by the French. They
bombarded tuid destroyed Germap
station at St. Quentin. Also wrecked
of the the German fuel depot.
Taking advantage of favorable
DECKER. EX-POLICEMAN SHARK DEVOURS A
MUST DIE IN THE CHAIR YOUNG LADY BATHER
By the United Press.
ALBANY, N. Y'„ May 26.—The
court of apeals sets Charles Becker's
execution for week of July 12th.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 26.—Charles
Becker, the former New York police
lieutenant, must die in the electric
chair at Sing Sing prison within the
ne\t six weeks for the murder of
Herman Rosenthal, the New York
gambler, by four gunmen on July 16,
1912, unless Governor Whitman or
the United States supreme court in-
tervenes.
TWILIGHT SLEEP
FILM IS BARRED.
Uy the United Press.
AMSTERDAM, May 26.—The Austrians shot down an Ualian aero-
plane near Goritz.
FUTURE TRADE DEDTS DECORATION DAY BE
By the United Press.
MOBILE, Ala., May 26.—Miss
Philistina Lamont, who, with her un-
cle, William Lamont, a wealthy hotel-
keeper, and Fritz Zimmerman, lost in
the backwash of the Gulf of Mexico
while bathing off the mouth of the
Peridido Rive", was decoured by a
shark. Lamont's body and Zimmer-
man's were recovered.
Witnesses said they saw a huge
shark bearing through the surf with
the upper portion of the young wom-
an's body in its mouth.
CANNOT DE COLLECTED
TEXAN'S AT MEDICINE PARK.
By the United Press.
CHICAGO, May 25.—The citvu*.
court denied the mandamus petition
of the Motherhood Educational So-
ciety of New York to compel the city
to permit them to exhibit the film
'Twilight Sleep."
A party of Texans arrived in Law-
] ton yesterday from Henrietta, on a
j tour through the country and visited
| Medicine Park. If they like the re-
sort, will stay some time. In the party
are: Mr.<. and Mrs. L. A. Kelly, Mr.
and Mrs. H. M. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs.
K. N. Haygood, Mr. and Mrs. R. Can-
non, Mrs. R. \y. Mclwan and Chas.
Cannon.
The fom will be such as to neces- weather the allied airmen gave series
-itate further interchanges between of attacks on railway and supply de-
the two governments, I was reliably pots. They dropped over two hundred
informed. i projectiles including fourteen heavy
Nearly 400 Americans in Berlin re- bombs.
turned registration cards to the Con- j —
sulate in reply to requests from Con-1 imUlil nfW 10
ul Genera! Lay. They furnished their^^J [J pj f\ N U W N BUY Id
treet and telephone addre.-ses. j
The majority of those whose cards i nROWNFFl IN RIVFR
have been received declared their in-; UllUiTllLU 111 III" LI
tention of remaning in Berlin for an j
indefinite period. | TULsa, Okla., May 26.—An un-
! known boy about 15 years old, fell
WASHINGTON, I). C., May 26.— ] fr0m the wagon bridge over the
Two dispatches from Ambasador j Arkansas river here shortly before
Gerard at Berlin were received by the ,g;30 o'clock Tuesday morning and
State Department. i was drowned. He was one of the
Neither has beer, translated yet and ]arge crowd which thronged the liver
their impertance is not known. ' banks all morning to see the swollen
! river. He had joined a group of boys
I and they were daring each other by
| reaching a foot down to touch the
Rev. T. J. Irwin, of the Presby-! water which is within a few feet of
terian church, and Joe Higgins, who the bridge. It is presumed that the
went to Darlington, Okla., a few days youth lost his balance for with a cry
ago in the interest of Mrs. Henry ; of despair he suddenly fell into the
Gorrie, who ia ill at the Masonic turbulent stream and disappeared,
home, report Mrs. Gorrie much im-1
proved after having an operation for
appendicitis. The superintendent at
the home considered Mrs. Gome's
condition very serious and her many
friends in this city will be glad to
hear of her improvement.
MEXICANS
KILL THREE
OBSERVED AT FT, SILL
NEW ORLEANS, I,a., May 26.— j Let us all observe the day, who ap-
1861 to
this the
The federal court of appeals Tues- prec-iute what the boys of
day decided that a debt incurred 186- djd towards makjn(f
through future " trading where there _,.eategt nation on earth> inteiiectual-
was no intention to deliver or re- , and flnancially as it is today. 1)id
ceive the commodity traded in cannot I ever st0i, to think, that if the
be collected. The far-reaching decision Confederate S ates had been vic-
was read by Judge John A. Pardee -n that(?reat confiict, this
i Nation today would have been a lot of
Independent States, that would have
been continually quarreling among
themselves; instead of this the great-
est of all Nations.
The decision reversed a verdict ob-'
RAMMED BY
FREIGHTER
tained in the federal court for the
northern district of Georgia. D. W. ^
James, whom the evidence showed toj' Governor williams said at Tulsa, in
be a broker, sued Waldo L. Clement j talk| ,Rgt week that his father wag
for $10,000, which he said was the a sok)ier jn the Confederatfc Army,
amount he had advanced Clement as hu grandfather glept in a Confederate
margins on future cotton tradir.?. jgrave ,)ut he thanke(J God that the
Tl,e decision rendered Tuesday cov- tha, prpat confljct resuk_
ers twenty if our pages and goes into ed ^ R dj(J whjch made ug ^
the case in detail. It is stated that Kreatest Natio„ amon(f them all) and
such a debt could be considered only hg euloKi?ed the remnant of that
as a gambling transaction and cannot army that wg3 before him fof
the part they had taken, in giving to
I us the liberty and freedom which we
: all now enjoy. He assuied the mem-
. bers of the Grand Army, that if any
, of them came to his office and the sec-
| retary told them that he was too busy
. to see them, that they should come
right in without ceremony, that he
would be glad to see them at any
time; he also told them that he would
see that a proper room was arranged
and sei aside in the State House, for
their use while there, and that their
be collected in states where laws
make a gambling debt invalid. The
case was sent back for a new trial.
AUSTRO-GERMANS GET
ACROSS SAN RIVER
By The United Press.
NEW YORK, MAY
By the United Press.
AUSTIN, MAY 26.—THE MEXI-
TEXAS FREIGHTER JOSEPH
RAMMED THE POLLAND AMERI-
CAN KILLING OF TWO
RANGERS AND ONE RIVER
MRS. GORRIE IMPROVED.
OIL TANKS ARE SWEPT
FOM THEIR FARM SITE
GUARD IS CONFIRMED
ADJUTANT GENERAL.
If occurred at I'ilares, Texas.
TO
26. — THE
J. CUNEO
COTTON MARKET
July
Oct
Dec.
July
Oct.
Dec.
New York.
Yesterday's
Today's
Close
Close
9.35
9.32
9.73
9.67,
9.94
9.89
New Orleans.
Yesterday's
Today's
Close
Close
9.10
9.08
9.48
9.41
9.64
9.58
Swiss are probably
thinking
TULSA, Okla., May 26.—Two
55,000-barrel oil tanks are reported to
have been swept from the Prairie Oil
and Gas company's tank farm at
Cleveland, Okla., by the high waters
of the Arkansas river and to be float-
ing rapidly down the Arkansas river.
It is feared that the heavy tanks will
Miss Emma Jackson of Burlington,
Kas., is in the city today visiting
with friends.
The
William T ell."
Mrs. C. W. Tillerson of Nellie is in
the city today shopping and mingling
with friends.
ALPINE, Texas, May 26.—A party
of river guards and rangers were at-
tacked by Mexicans six miles from
the border below Valentine Monday
night. The ataclc was made after dark
and after an extended fight the Amer-
icans were forced to retreat and their
horses were captured by the Mexi-
cans.
The whole party except Ranger
Bates and River Guard Joe Sitters
walked to a telephone and called for
help. It is feared that Bates and Sit-
ters were killed or captured. Bates
was a member of a party who killed
two Mexicans in a fight a fortnight
ago
Sitters, it is said, has killed several
Mexican outlaws on the border, in-
cluding Seferino Torres, two years
ago. A posse from Valentine left for
the scene of the battle last night. It
is not known how many Mexicans
we.e killed.
CAN LINER RYNDAM IN A FOG
OFF NANTUCKETT ISLAND.
The eighty-seven passengers and
about the same number of crew were
transferred to the Cuneo.
One of the holds of the Ryndam
was filed with water and is gaining
rapidly.
She is proceeding to New York at a
speed of thirteen miles per hour.
Some of the Unted States vesels of
the fleet
standing by the Ryndam
REAL ESTATE TRANSFER.
Harriet Bryant to George W. Tem-
ple, lots 11 and 12, block 33, Woods
addition to Lawton, for $1,000.00.
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♦ CHEAP TYPEWRITER. ♦
♦ Latest No. 5 Oliver Type- ♦
♦ writer, $22.00. ♦
♦ GEO. WILLIAMS, ♦
♦ Night Clerk, Midland Hotel. ♦
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By the United Press.
PETROGRAD, May 26.—The Rus-
sian war office admits that a large
force of Austro-Germans renewed the-( historical records could be perpetuat-
furious attack on the Russian lines ed and kept for future generations,
around Przemysl. You will not have the privilege
' many years that you have now of at-
By the United Press. tending these services and having
BERLIN, May 26.—The Austro- with you any of that great band of
Germans crossed the San river six patriotic soldiery to whom you owe
the privilege you now enjoy. There-
fore, let us show our appreciation for
their service, by attending Decoration
day exercises at Ft. Sill. The oration
will be delivered by the Post Chap-
lain, a very bright, patriotic man.
The members of Lawton Post will ap-
preciate your presnce.
L. C. COFFIN,
Past Department Commander.
miles from Przemysl.
They first captured Swiete.
CAR LOAD OF FIVE
DODGES ARE SOLD
A car load of Dodge cars was re-
ceived last Saturday by the Lawton
Garage, consisting of five cars and
they were all sold by the time they
were unloaded, in fact before they ar-
engaged in maneuvers are rive(J That .g going gome Qn thfi
Dodges.
$5,000
To loan, money available at once.
See L. A. Trope, Phone 339. 5-26 3t
Mr. Farmer
Do you want more cows? Have you the pasture for a larger number of cattle than you now own,
and can you raise the feed to winter them? If bo, come in and talk to us.
Our unusually large cash reserve at this time has enabled us to set aside a considerable sum of
money, which we will loan to farmers at a reasonable .ate of interest to buy more cattle.
This talk is for the sma'.l farmer as well as the large cattleman. The amount of cash we have
will enable uo to take care of all, provided you can show us you have the facilities for properly
handling the cattle.
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