The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 233, Ed. 1 Monday, May 8, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
VOLUME XV—NO. 233.
LAWTON. OKLAHOMA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 8. 1916.
E AND H TO
EXPECT TO LEAVE OVER ROCK
ISLAND SOME TIME TUESDAY
ORDERS GAME SUNDAY
Under Command v 9 Captains Robin-
stn and Hitt-^-To Fort Near
Two companies of infantry, E and
H of the 19th Infantry, composed of
alK>ut 65 men each have been ordered
to Bartlesville, Texas, which is thirty
miles from Fort Clark, Texas, which
iB near the border. The orders were
received Headquarters, Fort Sill
Sunday afternoon al>out two o'clock
and immediately prepaartions were be-
inir made for the .two .companies .to
I.a>t evening slides were flashed at
the moving picture shows nsking all
members of these companies to report
to their respective barrack.! at once.
Capt. Parker Hi't is in charge of
company II and Captain Oliver Rob-
inson in charge of company E. Lieu"
tenants Moore and Balamatis will ac-
company the companies.
Transportation facilities have been
ordered over the Rock Island and as
scon as the necessary cars arrive the
two companies will leave. It is exact-
ed that the transportation will arrive
Tuesday morninir and that tliey will
leave Tuesday afternoon or night.
Some equipment such as wagon
trains, 2 to 8 mule ones, will be taken.
It is not given out at Fort Sill, or
else is not known just what part these
two companies will take in the Mexi-
can trouble, whether they will lie used
to go across the border or do patrol
These two companies have been at-
tending the School of Musketry.
FOUR VESSELS WAR
VICTIMS; LLOYD'S REPORT.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 8.—
i The sinking of three vesels and dam-
aging of a fourth by mines or tope-
does was reported from London today
; to the state department Lloyd's
agency gave out the following infor-
! mation previously carried in news dis-
The British schooner Moss wa3
sunk by a submarine on Wednesday.
The British 0 steamer Rochester
City was sunk Tuesday, either by
mine or topedo.
The Belkian relief steamer Fried-
land was damaged by a mine.
j The Spanish steamer Vinifreda was
JOHN A. GUTHRIE ABLE TO BE
OUT AFTER SEVERE ILLNESS.
John A. Guthrie's many friends are
pleased to see him out after a siege of
sickness which has lasted for more
than forty days, during which time
he was not able to be out of bed. Mr.
Guthrie is looking fine and says that
he feels almost like his old self again.
He was down town this morning for
the first time in many weeks and will
soon be able to be at his place of bus-
iness, the Lawton Marble Works.
MET SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN
BUSINESS MENS CLUB ROOMS
SIGN UP CONTRACTS
Board of Directors Elected Who Have
Power to Sign Contracts With
Forecast For Oklahoma.—Tonight
and Tuesday unsettled, lower temper-
Temperature for 24 hour period be-
ginning 7 a. m., Sunday:
Mean Temperature 76
Maximum this date last year 80
Minimum this date last year ....62
Menn Temp, this date last yeai
Precipitation for 21 hours
May 8th, 7 a. m., 0.00.
There will be a free lecture on
• • Christian Science, by Jacob S. Shields,
...71 C. S. B., of Chicago, Illinois, at the
nding High School Auditorium, on Monday
night, May 8th at 8:15.
FRANK M. HEAD, Mr. Shield is a member of the |
Special Observer. Board of Lectureship of The Mother
Church, The First Church of Christ,;
EXERCISES AT ROSELAND Scientists, in Boston, Massachusetts.
SUNDAY NIGHT. The lecture is given under the au-
spices of First Church of Christ Sci-
An elaborate children's day pro- entist of this City. The public is in-
gram was given at Roseland last.vited to be present. Doors will be
night. A crowd enjoyed the enter- open at 7:30. No collection taken,
tainment 5-6 2t
Dr. E. S. Gooch, president; Lewis
Mendlick, vice president; Bob Mor-
ford, secretary and E W. Moll, treas-
The above is the list of officers
elected by the Lawton Water Users' The °- K- Transfer company has a IS CELEBRATING MARRIAGE
Association, when they met in the new one and one-half ton motor truck TO ONE OF WIVES,
business mens club rooms Saturday which they will use in handling all
afternoon at 2 o'clock to effect a baggage.
permanent organization and to dis-
cuss matters which pertain to the ir
TWO MORE HURT BUT WILL
SWERVES FROM ROAD HIT-
ESCORTOF HONOR' TODAY
FOR SALE—Bruce Shoe Shop, 418H
Try the Constitution Want ad col-
un.n—it will bring results and is not
Horses and Mules
from 5 to 10 years
old, 15 to 16 hands
C. S. THOMAS
225 F st.
HAVE ATTRACTIVE OFFICES
IN KOEHLER BULBING—
BEST EQUIPPED IN STATE.
The Lawton Grain company, F. C.
Humphry, general manager, is
feeling mighty proud today for they
have just moved into their new quar-
ters, roomB 409-11 Koehler building,
where they have a suite of three
rooms that cannot be equalled by any
grain company's office in the state.
Attractive carpets on the floor, new
office furniture and desks, comfort-
able chairs, three typewriters and an
adding machine are only part of the
equipment of this office. They have a
long distance and local telephone, sep-
arate and contemplate this summer of
running a private wire from the West-
ern Union lines and employing an op-
erator as they get quotations every 15
This is only the second year of the
company but the first year they
handled almost 700 cars of grain and
this year expect to double it. The
working force is composed of Wal-
ter Russel, Roy Brockman of this city
and Pope Langham, who has recently
come here from Duncan. Phillip Goe-
bel and Wm. Zea are the men on the
road who represent the company.
The company buys grain all over
this state and Kansas, so that it is not
alone a local institution.
Many were present and all express-
ed their approval of the "ork which
has been accomplished so far. Thus
far there has been some little trouble
to get the proper enthusiasm as many
have been slow in signing up their
land. However, from now on things
will move faster.
The board of directors, composed of
Dr. E. S. Gooch, Lewis Mendelick, R.
B. Morford, E. W. Moll and Mr. Ru-
nels were given authority by the
sociation to sign all contratcs with the
j government and to take a!! necessary
steps, which they deem advisable. All
contracts will be signed and closed
within the next few days and imme-
diately sent to the government. An
effort will be made to secure Engi-
neer Fogg, as he made the prelimin-
ary survey, but if he cannot be se-
cured, another will "be sent from the
, reclamation office at Denver.
Much of the work so far in rela-
HAVE A BIG
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 8.—
President Joveph F. Smith of the
Mormon Chuicii today is observing
1 one of his two golden wedding anoi
versaries, h#« Laving been married io
Mrs. Julina Lamson Smith a half cen-
tury ago. If his other wife lives two ^ LOR, !• ifth field artillery,
♦♦♦> tree and throwing the other two out.
DEAD. ♦ The accident happened close to that
* * turn in the road just before one goes
♦ LIEUT. HAROLD S. NAY- ♦ Up hill to the old post. It may
years he will observe another similar
« ETT, Fifth fldd artillery.
Attending the reception in the fam- *
ous old Beehive, the official residence, *
tonight will be 250 guests, including,
the high dignitaries of the church. * Second Lieut. J. E.
Thirteen sons and daughters of Presi
dent and Mrs. Smith will be in the re
* have been that dust blinded the driver,
LIEUT. EDWIN E. PRITCH- ♦ fcr there is always a fine cloud of
dust when a car drives along there.
Automobile Passes By.
Jess Tucler (liver for the Thomp-
* on garaue, was passing the scene of
McMahon, ♦ the accident a short time after it oc-
♦ Jr., Second field artillery, three ♦ curred and was flagged by Lieuten-
♦ ribs broken, badly cut. ♦ rn(j Scott, wfeo had managed to crawl
eeiving line. There aslo will be in at- Second Lieut. Richard < .Scott, ♦ up embankmer* to the side of the
tendance their thirty-seven grand- * 1'ourth field artillery eye put ♦ road. Scott infoimed Tucker what had
children. President Smith is the fath- * ou^ 1)a(My bruised, bones ♦ happened and asked him to take him
er of forty-three living sons and * broken. ♦ to the hospital at the old post. Tuck-
daughters. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ or was linable to load the men and
speeded to the Ft. Sill hospital, where
VISITED MEDICINE PARK. Another fatal automobile accident, he summoned help and rushed.back
.evidently due to speeding, happened to the scene of the accident.
Among those who visited at Medi- Sunday morning about 1:20 at Fort When they arrived Lieutenants
Beginning this a' ernoGn at three ( ine Park Sui.d .y, making the trip by J Sill, when a Dodtfe touring car driven Naylor and Pritchet* were found to
o clock the Royaf Xrch Masoris williuutu were ,M*. Aid Mrs. J H. Ledbfrt- hy Lieutenant Howard S. Naylor, i* dead and Lieutenants Scott and sw
ter, Mr. and Mrs. I^ee Woods. Bice i r l , ,
PAST MASTERS DEGREE WILL
BE CONFERRED ON EIGHTEEN
hy' Lieutenant Howard S. Naylor, I*. dead and Lieutenants Scott
have n lodge of Mark Masters and ter> mr- ana ;>lr8' ''ee Woods, ^ Bige having Lieut. Edwin E. Prichett, McMahon were liadly injured.
several degrees will be conferred. At B&'dwin, 'Rs Wallace, Prof. Covell, Lieut. Richard C. Scott and Lieut. The report was circulated on the
6 o'clock refreshments will be served. ;M'SS Counse'. Jack Adams, Baron Mc- J0hn E. McMahon as passengers, street that the party had been drink-
' " 1Ka''on °ne. f At 7 o'clock a lodfje of past masters 'endon, Perry McKay, Clyde Steph- .swerved from the macadam road be- in(fl bUt it is authoritively stated that
ti usiness . ins i uia istn " wj)i t,e conferred upon 18 prospects en9' Miss Josie (lark. Miss Hanna, lween the old post and the new post, SUoh was not the case.
' Cc,'"e..a,V, !L....°" in, a". and from the smiles on some of the ^'r' alu' ^®r«. 'ra k°yd, ^'r- am' running into a big tree, resulting in Lieutenant Naylor, who was <lriv-
lodge members faces, it looks as M,s <;''orKe Cr00k8, Miss Mabel Mc- ,he instant death of Lieutenants Nay- jngl BUfTered a broken neck, his face
though a big time would be had af- ' une an(' "• "• Scott Duncan Eagle. |or and Pritchett and badly wounding was badly lacerated and his shoulder
ter Bupper. An invitation had been ex- Miss Alta Mitschrich left for her '•'eut,'nant8 Scott and McMahon, and iIOnes broken. Lieutenant Pritchett,
tended to all past masters in the sur- home in Lawton Sunday afternoon. ma8hinK "le whole iront of the ma-, ridinR in the back scat, was thrown
^ , , , i™>"<ling territory and many are here Xhjs was her thir(, term ()f teachjn j chine. „ver the front seat, and his brain?
v, ^ !i J^Tr wr^h^nT.f.: from the neiKhllorinS town8' this place and the best wishes of all Thc' parly had been attending a iashed owt against the tree.
hats tleaned and docked. e mq ^ usual the visitors will be shown are for her a most successful future. ^ance nt>w P08*" ani* ^ay
Tailors, 31J C Ave. >-1 royaj go0j tjme an(j a g00(j time and -Duncan Eagle.
a profitable meeting is in store for
this afternoon and night.
J. Elmer Thomas in Washington. Ir-
rigation will do much for Lawton and
all that is possible to make it a suc-
cess should be done.
CHANGE IN POLICE FORCE.
Will A. Smith has been appointed
j as night policeman, and Will is big
'enough to do the work. Mr. Van Zandt
has been put on the traffic service and
! will look after that part.
|| PT O ATlinnA V Mrs. Jack Kerans and daughter,
MET SATURDAYSUNDAY AFTERNOON
attending the school meet at Norman,
A meeting of the Democratic coun- Okla.
ty central committee was held Satur-
day afternon at three o'clock and a
good number were present. All pre- j
cinct committeemen were instructed
to call meetings for either Monday,
or Tuesday night to discuss registra-
tion and to see that all voters are reg-
istered, as this is quite important.^
Fred Sponsler has returned from
lor was taking the party over to their | Word received from the Forst Sill
quarters at the old post. hospital this morning stated that
Hit Tree Head-On. Lieutenants Scott and McMahon
Just how the accident happened will, would recover and that they had re-
never be known, but the driver evi- covered somewhat from the shock,
denly was speeding for the tree was Lieut. Scott who was in the front seat
more than one hundred feet from with Lieut. Naylor was thrown
where the car left the road. There is through the windshield and hia face
BURNING F(K)I) ON THE STOVE a slight enbankment there, but the wa8 badly cut.
MAKES BIG SMOKE—ALARM car did not turn over, but hit the tree Attending School of Fire.
FIRE ALARM ON
MISS WAID IS
WAS TURNED IN.
head-on, smashing the whole front of
the car straight back into the body of
All of the officers, with the excep
Yesterday afte7noon when Mr and . C"r ,°, V tion of Lieut. Naylor were attending
itsierclay arternoon wnen Mr. ana car throwing two of the passeng-
Mrs. John M left their home erg through the windshield into the (Continued On Page Four.
to spend the afternon with friends,
putting their evening meal 01
Now is the time to place your orders for spring work. A complete
stock of Wall Paper, Paints, Floor Finishes, Alabastine,
Enamels, Window Shades and Glass.
A. L. LUND
411 D Ave.
Comanche Ice Company
TO GET THE BEST SERVICE
it is necessary we have your co-
operation. Should you have the slight-
est cause of complaint we will deem it
a favor if you will telephone us.
By working in this manner with
us, we can in time make the service
stove, little did they think that they
would return a little later to find it
_ Mrs. Jennett Crosby returned Fri- <th« meal) (coin* up in smoke, but
Gentry, Arkansas, where he has bejn d;i -night from Oklahoma City, where such was the case. Smoke whs seen
for the past week looking after prop- she attended a state meeting of the by neighbors coming out of the win-
erty interests. ' county superintendents, and where dows and an alarm was turned in. The i
; she went to enter Mibs Waid of lepartment quickly responded and
F. R. Beznoska of Walter, ( Fletcher in the state spelling contest, found 'he burning food on the stove,
was a business visitor in the citf to- Miss Waid came out as third winner. It was quickly put out, but the smoke,
> this JDffice I There were forty contestants. j the way it looked might have warrant-
FINE FASHIONABLE FOOTWEAR
GOOD BUY SALE
day and while here made this joffice
a pleasant and substantial call,
NOTICE ROYAL ARCH MASONS
ed a bigger fire. However, very little
damage was done.
From 2:30 to 4:30
At All Entertainments
L. B. Ritter is the possessor of a
new Overland car.
MANY VISITORS FROM SUR-
ROUNDING TOWNS SPEND
DAY AT PARK.
Beginning Monday at 3:30 o'clock a
ledge of Mark Masters will be opened
and degrees will be conferred till
<!:00 o'clock. The lodge will then be
called from labor till 7:00 o'cock when
a lodge of PAST MASTERS will be
opened and the denree conferred upon
18 candidates. Following the confer-
ring of this decree, REFRESMENTS
will be served, and an evening of
goodfellowship will prevail. A cordial
invitation to all to all visiting PAST Yesterday was a big (lay at the
MASTERS is extended. To miss this park, great crowds enjoying the
PAST MASTER'S meeting will be a amusement and taking in thc beauty
loss never to be regained. We have re- of the park and the mountains. It is !
served a place for you. Don't disap- said that one of the largest crowds
point us of the season wac present and that
WILLIAM D. TURNER, more than thirty automobiles from
High Priest. Duncan, alone, besides many others
CHARLES A. MADDEN, Secretary, from adjacent towns were seen there
5-6 2t1 yesterday.
ON'T GET STAHTLE1). We say VGood Buy" Sale
because it is n Good Buy for you and we want to
say Good Bye to all colored Booterie Boots and some few
slippers now remaining. The heavy onslaught of the past
two months on our stock lias shattered the sizes in our
fancy boots, sport shoes and some very popular low cuts.
All these we have placed in one window, called the Good
Buy window. They are ticketed in plain figures and re-
duced to a very startling price. See them. They speak
for themselves. All colors and kinds in fine Booterie Boots.
We cheerfully exchange or refund your money,
charged at these prices.
326 D Ave.
Sale Closes Friday at 6 p. m.
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