The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 301, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 31, 1915 Page: 1 of 4

This newspaper is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Program and was provided to The Gateway to Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society.

View a full description of this newspaper.

s
.29
fe5c
.39
16c
33c :
98c :
in the X
ved. ♦
r j
98 c |
48c :
♦♦♦♦

mi* HintnHr*! SocWy-
of
Slips,
98c
98c
t
:
: :
: :
: :
♦ ♦
♦ ♦
♦ ♦
♦♦♦♦♦ ♦

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
15c
_.l c
d 15c
l c
__20c
25c
U'/'jC
__65c
.95c
$1.10
$1.00
25c
$1.00
r 75c
..35c
_13c
25c
.50c
.15c
.30c
19c
_19c
r 25c
the lawton constitution
XII 'i.VlE XIII—NU. 301.
SECRETARY
SMITH WITH
LESSEES
OF THE SCHOOL LAM) DEPART-
MENTS, CONFERRING WITH
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.
' ARRIF.S I'NITED PRESS SERVICE-HOT OFF THE WIRE
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY .EVENING, JULY 31. 1115.
FORD AGENCY ANNOUNCES
NEW PRICES
The Ford agency, with R. A. Park-
inson as manager, announces the new
fall prices for the Ford. They are not'
as low as the Ford jokes have been j
anticipating, nevertheless there is a
material reduction.
Mr. Parkinson has been selling
many Fords lately, in fact many more
than he can get shipped to him.
TENNIS MEETS ON
AT THE COURT HOUSE
Walters Meeting a Success—Many in
Attendance Here—Smith
Makes Talk.
The school land lessees are holding
a joint meeting with G. A. Smith, se-
retary to the school land commission,
► who is here from Oklahoma City to
discuss with th^m Droblems relative
to the sale of all the school lands of
this county not segregated for oil and
gas purposes. There are as many as
two hundred in attendance, and it is
being held ir the court house.
Cam Gault of the sales division of
the school land department, C. H. Hyde
of Alva, former secretary of the les-
sees here, J. B. Stuard, secretary of
the state association, Tom Ferris of
Jefferson, state treasurer of the asso-
ciation, were a'so here to attend the
meeting.
T. M. Brooks called the meeting to
**or<ier and Mr. Smith addressed the
>' "•
Mr. Smith is the pioneer in advo-
t eating the sale of school lands and for
many years in his newspaper and on
the stump ha^ helped fight for a sen-
timent such as would cause enactment
! of laws providing for the sale of these
lands.
i He maintains that making 11,000
home owners out of th * many ten-
ants is one of the greatest works the
state can perform. He points to the
j addition of nearly $40,000,000 of tax-
able property to the tax rolls of the
state as a result and shows how every
tax payer is directly benefited and
how churches, schools, counties and
the state are bettered and the stand-
ard of society is raised.
Mr. Smith estimates that the lands,
when all sold, will yield a fund of
about $50,000,000 and that the per
capita distribution of common school
funds will be greater than ever be-
"~e, and although we have three times
■>s many pupils as we had at state-
hood, the per capita distribution has
j almost doubled, and will be greatly
I increased when all the land is sold.
ie says that the actual experience of
" office is that the yield of revenue
from lands sold over the same lands
leased it 150 per cent.
1u«te R. H. Wilson, state su-
perintendent, as saying that little or
no taxation will be needed to main-
tain our university, nomals, agricul-
tural schools and other higher insti-
tution, of learning, when all the U-nds PASSAIC, N. J., July 31.—Passaic
l'""" ' is meeting Glen Ridge at the latter
| e theory that the funds may be place and Arlington is playing at For-
j squandered is completely upset by Mr. est Hill today in the Passaic Valley
• mit and he tells haw these millions Tennis League championship contests.
are loaned to the actual farmers of
(the state a low jpte of interest
j (5 and 6 per cent land that an v Ins < O f| M A k| 0 U C Hfi
I resulting from a i ad loan is not pail U U III H II U 11 L UUi
lottt ol the pvfmum^t find :>ut must
be put back by the legislature. And
he says that to this date no acLuai Iobs
has ever been sustained, and only.
tracts of land have eyer been bid in
• y the state under foreclosu" '*.
1 he sa!p of lands in this conn* r will
pnbably be held about December. EXCISE BOARD MEETING TODAY
• ipraisement of lands fo tale will AT THE COURT HOUSE—
begin at once. REDUCE BRIDGE FUND.
Th'se lands r>-e sold on 4o years i
t.'nc, five per rent paid on the date The excise board of Comanche coun-
EXCISE BOARD
MEETING TODAY
of sale and the balance divided into ty is meeting today, beginning this
forty equal ar^-ial installments, any morning at ten o'clock in the court
or all <;f which .jay be paid after one house. The board is composed of
year. Interest on deferred payments County Clerk Charla Critcher, County
is five per cent. ' Treasurer Joe Porter, County Judge
1 he lessee is not required to bid on R. J. Ray, County Attorney T. B. Orr
these lands when sold at the front and County Superintendent Jennett S.
door of the court housf. He can take Crosby. Judge Ray is chairman and
the land at the highest bid, or at the Miss Critcher clerk of the board,
appraised value if no bids are offered.1 The board approved all the salary
Bid lers are required to deposit with estimates as submitted and reduced
the department ten pei cent of the ap- the road and bridge fund to $10,040
praised value of the land before they from the estimated $15,220.
are qualified to bid, and if successful The board adjourned to meet again
must pay in cash to the department this afternoon, when further estimates
the appraised value of the lessee's im- were to be taken up.
provements.
Pamphlets describing lands are is- LAWTON WILL PLAY
sued for free distribution about thirty FORT SILL SUNDAY
days before the sale. '
Mr. Smith is meeting with great The Lawton base ball team will play
success in holding these meetings with at Fort Sill Sunday afternoon at two
the lessees. o'clock. All fans come out tc see a
All imaginary differences are wiped £ood game.
out and a better, more harmonious
feeling between the lessees and the WILL CONDUCT SERVICES
School Tand department is established. AT FRANKLIN SCHOOL HOUSE
No lessee attending these meetings
goes home with any doubt of obtaining Chaplain Sutherland of Fort Sill
a square deal and just treatment. and Rev. T. W. Bucklee will conduct
services Sunday evening at eight
o'clock in the Franklin school house,
PROVIDENCE, R. I„ July 31.—The which is just west of the Carter
colonial liner. Concord, rams and sinks school house.
the collier, Exeter, in a fog in N'ara-;
gansett Bay. Try a Costitution Want Ad.
ANNOUNCEMENT
The Following Prices f. o. b. Law-ton. are Effective August 2nd, 1915:
FORD RUNABOUT
FORD TOURING CAR
FORD TOWN CAR
No Si«?edometer ineltd*.! in This ^«r's
Equipment, otherwise can fully equipped
§425.00
$475.00
$675.00
i. ...inst i<i d> nc* in these prices at any time. We
guarantee, tZ -ufE - ««"" <° Au*' '' ,916'
PROFIT SHARING WITH RETAIL BUYERS
anient that if e could make and sell at retail
On August 1, 1914 *e m«d>' ,h* aml 1 1915. ,■ would share profits
■'ion.000 1'ord cars between \ugu. t '• . f to }S0 „„ each car. We have sold
with the retail purchasers to the extern £ chrck, of $50 ,ach w,„
over 300,000 I'ord cars in tti< time I t ,«1:> Retail purchasers who have
be distributed as rapidly as R®u,'bl'. *' nruiH-rlv endorsed, should do so without
not yet mailed us their profit sham.* coupons, i p .
delay" ,, u iik retail uurchasers of Ford cars during 1914-15 has been
Our plan to profit-share with retai P hu( realiiing the uncertainty of condi-
most successful. We thoroughly * , . t announcement of future profit-sharing
tions generally makes it *d isable to deicr a
until a later date. i-ahilin to reduce costs for several months, and
We are, however, confident of our juri,ll{ August. September and
therefore can offer no |>rofll*w*r
October, 1915.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY. Detroit ■
LAWTON FORD COMPANY. Lawton. Oklahoma
DIRECTORS
OF HOSPITAL
SELECTED
SAMF, OFFICERS RE-ELECTED—
HAVE MEETING IN 1)R. D. A.
MYERS' OFFICE.
MET FRIDAY AT NOON
DiacuHs the Needs of the Hospital and
How to Take Care of
Charity Patients.
The officers and board of directors
of the Southwestern Hospital met in
the office of Dr. D. A. Myers Friday
noon. The officers for the past year
were: Dr. E. S. Gooch, president; Dr.
E. B. Dunlap, vice president; Dr. G.
S. Barber, treasurer; and Dr. L. A.
Milne, secretary. The bo&tJ of direct-
ors for the past year has been com-
posed of Doctors (I. S. Barber, Jackson
Broshears, E. B. Dunlap, E. S. Gooch,
J. C. Johnstone, D. A. Myers and L.
A. Milne. All these officers and di-
rectors have done such grood work that
they were re-elected for another year.
This was the first annual meetirr
of the year.
Man* important questions relative
to the tiospital and training school for
nurses were brought up and discussed.
The hospital has had a successful year
and a bright future is predicted for it.
Several of the doctors had to go
down in their pockets and pay out the
cold cash for the patients who had
left at the hospital and not settled
their hospital bills. Every doctor is
responsible for the hospital bill of his
own patients. In several cases the
physician not only gave his services
gratis, but was compelled to pay for
the patient's keeping n the hospital.
It was the unani«. 8 decision of
the directors that all ients or their
friends or relatives must make ar-
rangements for hospital services be-
fore or at the time of entrance. A
county or charity fund is much in need.
11 a patient is taken to the hospital as
a' result of an accident, the doctor call-
ed and taking charge of the patient is
responsible to the hospital for his bill.
In case of accident the first place the
patient is taken is the hospital, and
often no time is allowed for the mak-
ing of such an arrangement. Many
bills are lost in this way to the hos-
pital and the physician in charge must
settle the bill. Shouldn't there be a
county or charity fund placed in the
hands of a committee of three good
men or women outside the hospital
to care for those unfortunates and re-
lieve this unjust burden from the phy-
REVIEW AT
FORT SILL
A REGIMENTAL REVIEW OF
THE ENTIRE FIFTH FIELD AR
TII.LERY, AN IMPOSING SIGHT,
TOOK PLACE THIS MORNING ON
THE PARADE GROUNDS AT T'^RT
SILL, BEGINNING AT 9 O'CLOCK
AND LASTING UNTIL NOON.
After the review, during which the
band played continuously, a general
inspection was held. Many Lawton
citizens took advantage of this oppor-
tunity to see the military maneuvers,
the Lawton railway running special
cars to the parade grounds.
RETURNED FROM
SHORT VACATION
Jack Kerans of the Post Office
News Stand returned last night from
Fletcher, where he-lias been visiting
friends a few day." ani' taking his va-
cation. During .vs absence Mrs.
Kerans has been very ably looking
after the news stand.
Joe Rhinefort and Dr. Lenort re-
turned this morning from a two weeks
trip to California.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ W HEAT LAND FOR RENT. ♦
♦ ♦
♦ 80 acres 4 miles east of Fax- ♦
♦ on. See Chas. S. Graybill at Joe ♦
♦ Wolf's Store, Lawton, Okla. ♦
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
7-28 tf
DAILY EDITION.
EGGS IN BUCKET UN-
INJUKED IN WILD RIDE
A 'team standing in front of the
First National Bank building became
frightened this morning and started
running up C avenue. Several at-
tempts were made to stop them, but
all were unsuccessful, until they fell
down as they were turning the corner
at 6th street A bucket full of eggs
was discovered in the buggy by people
who happened to be near, not a one
of which were injured.
Master Glen Cramer returned this
morning from a visit with friends at BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN OFFICIAL-
ADMITS THE
EVACUATION
OF WARSAW
Stecker, Okla.
GRASSHOPPER MEETING
CALLED AT BISHOP
All the farmers and other parties
interested in the grass hopper propo-
sition are requested to meet at the
Bishop school house on next Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock sharp to take up
the proposition of the exterminating
of the grass hopper.
BECKER FUNERAL
TO BE MONDAY
LY ANNOUNCED.—ALL
FACTORIES CLOSE.
TORPEDOES MAKE RAID
Russians Get Good Haul in Black Sea
—Berlin Ready to Celebrate
Victory.
By the United Press.
OSSINING, July 31.—Charles John-
son, a Harvard man and a deputy
warden, was Becker's executioner.
He says that executions are the on-
ly real murders, and that he can't see
hew electrocution squares with the
twentieth century civilization.
Johnson is a prison reform worker.
Becker's body la now in the weeping
wife's apartments in New York. The
funeral will be held Monday.
j By the United Press.
| PETROGRAD, July 31.—Warsaw is
| evacuated. The war office hasn't of-
I ficially announced it, but it is admit-
ted practically that all Russian sub-
jects have quit and the factories are
! dismantled.
) Soldiers for rear guards are the
only ones remaining.
The Grand Duke's armies are estab-
lished at Brest, Litovsk and Grodno
and Kovno. Warsaw's fortifications
are believed to be completely disman-
tled.
30 MILLION HEIRESS
IS A BRIDE TODAY
By the United Press.
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich., July 81.
Catherine Barker, America's only
thirty million dollar orphan is to wed
Howard II. Spaulding, Jr., of Chicago,
before four hundred guests. The cer-
emony is quite simple and is to be
performed this afternoon.
By the United Press.
LONDON, July 31.—Five crew
members of the Leyland liner, Iberian,
were killed when the vessel was sub-
marined.
By t!.e United Fress.
PETROGRAD, July 31.—Russian
torpedo boats made another nid today
in the Black Sea, sinking a large Turk-
ish collier and forty-seven sailing ves-
sels.
By The United Press.
BERLIN, July 31.—Mackensen ex-
pects to announce the complete occu-
pation of Warsaw by night. Thous-
ands of prisoners are being taker.
The Russians have evacuated the
lines north and south of Warsaw.
Berlin wants to celebrate the Polish
cleanup tomorrow on the anniversary
of the Russian declaration of war.
ONE NEGRO LYNCHED; HOSPITAL NOTES
OTHERS IMPLICATED
By the United Press.
TEMPLE, Texas, July 31.—The lo-
cation of the other two negroes who
were implicated in the Grimes killing
has not been ascertained yet. They
were spirited away while the lynching
of the one negro, Stamley, proceeded.
F. T. King of Baird was a visitor
in Lawtun today. While here he paid
the Constitution a peasant call. Mr.
King brought in a wagon load of
peaches.
L. A. Trope left this morning for a
week's business visit .to different
points in Texas.
A. L. Lund went .to Oklahoma City
yesterday on business.
Mrs. William Cannon of Mt. Scott,
who was operated on at the South-
western hospital several days ago .for
appendicitis, was discharged from the
hospital yesterday.
J. B. Patterson of Duncan, who un-
derwent an operation two weeks ago,
has returned to his home at Duncan.
Miss Bertha Retter of Mountain
Park, who was operated Monday, is
doing nicely.
Mrs. Sabine, who was taken to the
hospital the first of the week, is'doing
very well.
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Timmons
left this morning for Winfield, Kan-
sas, where they were called by the
serious illness of Mrs. Timmons' moth-
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ WEATHER REPORT ♦
♦ For Oklahoma: Probably fair ♦
♦ tonight and Sunday. Not much ♦
♦ change in temperature. ♦
CONNECTICUT SAILS
TO PORT AU PRINCE
By The United Press.
PHILADELPHIA, July 31.—The
battleship, Connecticut, sailed today
with over six hundred marines.
It will pick up two hundred more
at Norfolk, Va., and proceed directly
to Port au Prince.
David Wilder, of ten miles east of
town, was injured yesterday when a
team became frightened and ran away.
He was sitting on the wheel at the
time and was thrown to the ground,
rendering him unconscious for some
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦time.
AIRDOME
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
"Wichita College of Fine Arts presents Shakespeare's
Immortal Drama
"The Merchant of Venice"
Under the direction of Mrs. Carrie L. Sessions, of
the College of Fine Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas.
ADMISSION ^ 15 AND 25 CENTS
I

Upcoming Pages

Here’s what’s next.

upcoming item: 2 2 of 4
upcoming item: 3 3 of 4
upcoming item: 4 4 of 4

Show all pages in this issue.

This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.

Tools / Downloads

Get a copy of this page .

Citing and Sharing

Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.

Reference the current page of this Newspaper.

The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 301, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 31, 1915, newspaper, July 31, 1915; Lawton, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc128846/m1/1/ocr/: accessed May 20, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

Univesal Viewer

International Image Interoperability Framework (This Page)

Back to Top of Screen