The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 270, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 21, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME XV—NO. 270.
LAWTON. OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 21, 1916.
DAI.' Y EDITION
MOBILIZATION BEGINS carranza's washington
Forecast For Oklahoma Tonight
AT OKLAHOMA W1m breaks appointment hsf-; WORTH OF
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 21.—Ok- l>egin to arrive here, it will aid mater-
lahoma City was made the central mo- ially in the work of completing camp
bilization point for all members of the preparations.
national guard in a war department ——
order Tuesday to Adjutant General!
Immediately, a squad of officers in
charge of Major Stephenson, quarter-
master department, began arrange- (
ments for encamping 1300 troopers at
Troops will begin arriving from all
parts of the state Wednesday. The
three iocal companies expected to
make camp at Fair Park early Wed- j
Mobilization orders from
with secretary lansing
Yesterday afternon at the Coman
che Mission a meeting was held for!'™'
the purpose of electing n member of ' the State Department,
the business committee, at which time
General ^)ona^ Crow was elected. Six men
muuiiuauuu viu«s AiA constitute the board, whose business it
funston and tne war department did . . . ,
i . . _ . - , ' is to assist Mr. Stincheum, the Ana-
not include statement of length of en- . .
. . f\£tL ♦ darko Indian agent, in looking after
campment here. Officers thought the " ,
,. .... ... _ , the welfare and betterment of the
entire militia might be ancamped at ,
., . , 4 , , Comanche Indians. The name of the
the park from two weeks to a month
WASHINGTON, D. C„ lune 21 — ♦ FIRST LOAD OF ♦
Mexican Ambassador-Designate Ar- ♦ WHKAT TODAY. ♦
rendondo Tuesday noon canceled his: ♦ ♦
engagement to see Secretary Lansing1 * W. B. Neil has the record of ♦
at 2:30 o'clock that afternoon. He + bringing in the first wheat of the ♦
broke the engagement after having ♦ season to the Wa'ker Flour ♦
received this government's reply to ♦ Mills cvnipany, as he brought in ♦
General Caranza's demand for with- ♦ two loads of extra Rood wheat ♦ h<"r K™ndaon, J. D. Davis, of I hatta-
drawal of American troop* from Mex- ♦ this morning.
Mean Temperature Ho
Maximum this date last year....95
Minimu this date last year 65:
Mean Temp, this date last year ... .SO
Precipitation for 24 hours ending
June 21st, 7 a. m., trace.
FRANK M. HEAD,
Mrs. S. Chandler, accompanied by If ..... . , v
Sheriff Hodge Bailey of Chickasha,
+ nooga who have been here for a few accomapnied by the chief cattle
No reason for hi* action was oh- ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
days visiting with friends, left this'spector of Arkansas, came down last
morning for Anadarko for a visit.
Frank Burns and John T. Booth,
soldiers, charged with forgery, were
taken from the county jail Tues-
day and before Justice of the Peace
S. R. Harper for the purpose of be-
ing given a preliminary hearing, but
both waived the preliminary and the
.... ,.v„. ^ re elector wi„ have t0 be sent to carranza .more caning on evidence in the possession of the
before they will be needed at the ^ Commissioner of Indi,n Affair8 at La-ring. Mexican officials refuse testate was not pre.enoed^The defend
Washington for approval.
No comment was made regarding
the suddenly canceled engagement at
the Mexican Embassy.
Some officials say Arrenondo had
decided to a a ait instructions from his
government regarding the note sent
Carranza before calling on Secretary
TO GO SOOTH
admit or deny the engagement was ants were bound over to the district
broken at telegraphed orders from! court, joint bond being fixed in the
Mexico City. : sum of $500.
mother, Mrs. A. M. Edmondson.
To Map Out Camp.
Details for handling companies as
they arrive were being worked out
Tuesday by Adjutant Geenral Canton
and Col. Roy Hoffman. It is proposed
to have the camping site for each
mapped out in advance of its arrival,
to enable immediate encampment.
Plan of the camp at Fair park will
provide for sufficient ground to per-
mit drilling. Companies will spend all WASHINGTON, D. C.. June 21.
time drilling* lie fore they are called to Major General Leonard Wood, com-
the border. Officers plan to keep the mander of the Department of the
men in active work every day, to as- East, has requested the Secretary of
sure beet physical condition when call War to assign him to a position in ac-
to the border comes. tive service, appropriate to his rank.
Start Immediately. He has no desire to go with the Na-
Canton's order directs that each tional Guard and it would be without
company start for Oklahoma City im- precedent for an officer of such high
mediately, if the company is up to rank to do so.
minimum strength, 65 men; that, in Wood called attention to the fact,
case it is not up to minimum, it start as practically all the regular army is according to rumors curreut here to-
whenever enlistment has brought it to'on the border, and all militia ordered day.
that point. there, he felt obliged to make his re- \
Fair Park promises to take on n quest.
complete military- aspect, therefore.
night to get some fellows who have
been suspected for some time of being
implicated in a cow hide steal. There
are two brothers, ny the name of
Meeks who live on Mt. View addition.
According to the story they had
stolen hides, amounting t« about $500
worth at Chickasha, and had ben ne-
gotiating with a hide firm at Little
Rock, Ark., to sell them. A decoy le'-
ter was sent to the Meeks boys here
Late yesterday afternoon while A. at P°st • Th« )e"'r wa w"4-
L. Lund was going to Medicine Park,'10" Bs though this firm was in the
Mrs. W. H. Edmondson, and child- Miss Estelle Lebrecht returned last the Medicine creek crossing they ^ promp'tly
re„ of Roosevelt, Okla., aer the guests night from Oklahoma City where she found L. Swing, a prom.nent farmer ^ for their matl they were promptly
of Mrs. W. L. Sutherland and her has been spending a few days at the
home of her cousin.
lower california may
join the onited states
was getting along as well as could be
SAN DIEGO, Cat, June 21.—Low-, Dictator of the district, is* said to li^ expected.
er California is about to secede from behind the plan.
Mexico and declare itself a Republic, TUVD f/HMA DC
DOUGLASS, Ariz., June 21— Gen- tA I tltlX AWIlAlJ
•r the Mt. Scott neighborhood, with '"rested, and were taken to the sher-
his leg broken, just about six inches "Ts ol'ice. They were taken this mom-
above the ankle. His horBes had be- '"B to Chickasha where they will
i'ome frightened and thrown him out be tried.
■of the wagon. He was somewhat The men had the hides hid in the
bruised. bottom of a wagon and had them cov-
Mr. Lund loaded the injured man in- ered with a sheet. They had been at
to his car and took him to his homo Ardmore, Okla., in the meantime since
gome miles distant. A Lawton doctor stealing the hides. The slowness of the
was called to set the broken membet men in disposing of their booty is
and when Mr. Lund left, although what caused their arrest.
Mr. Swing was suffering terribly, he ________
SPEED PROGRAM READY.
Militamen regard it as the ideal lo-
cation of the state. It is already e-iuio-
ped with light and wa « i; there are
buildings available; and the ground i"
Oklahoma City was chosen among
en'«r piar.es mentioned, the other three
being Chandler, official encampment
ground, McAlester and Ft. Sill. The
capital ? availability to railroads was
one of the chief reasons for its selec-
PLIES AT ST. LOUIS
eral Callea, Carranza commander of
The story ^.gaining credwee^anj. Son#ra> has seized 200 miles of South-
iem Pacific Railroad between Her-*
modulo and Guaymas for "military
Governor Cantu, who is the virtual purposes" it was reported here today.
news arriving this afternoon from
Knsenada, l^apaz and other peninsula
ports seem to support the rumor.
A good program of harness and
running races has been prepared for
the coming State Fair. The meeting
OWN DAUGHTER opens on Monday, September 26. A
pair of races of both kinds will be run
WHO HAD WED daily, with the addition of a free-for-
all pace on Friday, the closing day.
All the harness events are late clos-
ers this year, which assures a larger
Percy Noodles says that when he Of course . the June bride is an GUTHRIE, June 21.—Allen Mur- (_njry jjst jn cac|, race Entries close
told the capitalist's daughter he hop- angel, but the June bug's got more ray, Crescent City negro, is under ar- gept);|n()eI. w(,en the horse must be
ed she would let him hear from her wings. ; rest on a charge of kidnapping his
after she got to the seasore, she said
if he would listen closely he might
hear her bathing suit.
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 21.—
"Camp Bob Williams"—which is to be
the name of the mobilization camp of
the Oklahoma natiynal guard—is not
Should the enginering corps, head- W rea'1V to be °Pen®d- (
Orders from the adjutant general s
office for the commands throughout
the state to start for the capital were
held up last night because of new di-
rections received from San Antonio in
which Adj. Gen. F. M. Canton was in-
quarters at Norman, be recruited to
war strength by the time the troops
PARTY FOR EDITOR
The lillti Premium List gives full
11 particulars of this and all other de-
WEWOKA, Okla., June 21.—Roff
structed to get food supplies from the Ransom, a socialist and until Tuesday
j quartermaster depot at St. Louis. morning editor in charge of a local
The commissary «f the First regi- newspaper published in the interest of
ment, Capt. A. L. Emery of Watonga, the socialist party, left Wewoka Tues-
was already in this city making con- day and when last seen was traveling
A - >d shoot was held yesterday tracts for supplying the camp with in the direction of Holdenville. Ran-
aftcrno:, at 5 o'clock at the olii fair!food. The new order from United som had been escorted to the edge of
(•rounds by the Lawton Gun club. States army headquarters upset that town by local citizens and warned that
•• were present to enUv the plan. It was a distinct surprise to his presence in Wewoka was no longer
hot. The Lawton shooters a'e pra •- militia officials here, for the custom desired.
i icing o tnat they will be prepared to in the past has been for mobilization ■ Company G of the Oklahoma Na-
meet the Duncan club later in the camps of national guardsmen to pro- tional Guard is stationed here, and
own daughter. Saturday afternoon
Let us remember also that the cost!Joe Riley and Murray's 23 year old
of living wsa lower in the good old .laughter were married. They went to tment8 A copy may be 9ecureJ on
times when hominy tasted good. he groom s home, II miles north of: to Secretarv state Fair, Ok-
—— .w city. Late last night the bride's M
They are now milking cows by ma- lather, Allen Murray, appeared
chinery, and some of the butter tastes the scene with a big "gat," forced ine
like cylinder oil. 'daughter to dtxsj and th.-eatened the
| husband with instant death if he iii-
Call 448 for cleaning and pressing, erfereri. When the frightened girl
hats cleaned and blocked. The Unique lad dressed, the father ordered her to
Tailors, 319 O Ave. 6-1 lmiget in his buggy. The pair then drove
off leaving the I lidegroom alone.
JUST ARRIVED. . This morning f. warrant wus sworn
Jim Ray, J. L. Chesney, L. W.
out for Murray and he was brought Bass and W. B. Petty were all regis-
A car load of Dodge Bros. cars. Can « ' Guthrie to awr.it trial o,. :l kidnap- tered at the city bastile last night
deliver >ou a Dodge Bro
car today. l),n- charge. 'Iti : .l)o first cr.v of the charged with being plain dru.^V.. Jim
kind to come bef >! this ofce,'* said Hay was badly beatan up in an east
County Attorney Swank t >day. end pool hall by a neirro.
| vide their own subsistence.
N' w 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
po <!KT TI IK I'.EST SERVICE
it is necessary wc have your co-
operation. Should you have the slight-
est causo of complaint we will deem it
a favor it' you will telephone u~.
By working in this manner with
us, we can in time inake the service
during a farewell meeting" given
Monday night by local citizens to The annual meeting of the South-
members of Company G which is wcst district of Baptist Women's |
among those called out by President Mission Society convenes at the Bap-
Wilson to patrol the Mexican border, tist church in this city Thursday at 2
Ransom expressed the hope that o'clock. The Southwest district is com-
'every one who goes to Mexico will be posed of the following counties: Beck-
planted there." Ransom's remark was am, Caddo, Cotton, Comanche,
followed by a blow from S. W. Cope, a | Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and i
local citizen and Ransom was severely Tillman. About eighty delegates are
bruised in the fight that followed, expested and a good program has been
Tuesday morning local citizens accom- arranged for the meeting. All of the
panied Ransom to the outskirts of women of the city are especially in-
Wewoka and warned him to leave vited to attend the meeting, which
Wewoka. The printing office is now will close on Friday at 11 a. m.
closed. Cope was assistant sergeant-
at-arms in the lower house of the last Jl'ST REMEMBER.
Thirty-two negroes, living in Sem-
inole county! have signed a petition > *""<" h«"
prepared bv C. E. Corbett, a local ne- ".n-
no attorney, asking the war depart- *f :0lir Pod*e Br0k- rar at
ment tt. create a militia organization minimum expense.
in Oklahoma which negroes can join '
and by means of which they can go to
the Mexican border and assist in re-
pelling possible Mexican raids into the
Pt)WELL DRUG STORE
f ouise Glaum in "The Arva*"—
Latest Triangle-1 nee Plav.
The screen's moat powerful ac-
tor in his best picture
Supported by LOUISE ( LAl M
and BESSIE LOVE
Shown with the
"HIS BREAD AND BUTTER"
with HANK MANN and others.
COOLEST SPOT IN TOWN
Air changed every 20 Meconds
Horses and Mules
from 5 to 10 years
old, 15 to 16 hands
C. S. THOMAS
FREE ROAD SERVICE TO OWNERS OF
DODGE BROS.' CARS
BETWEEN LAWTON AND MEDICINE FAHK, SUNDAY, JUNE 25.
Kerwce cars will pass over this road every hour from 2 P. M. to
8 I'. M. Sunday for the purpose of eliminating even the possibility of
a tire change by the owner, and especially by the many ladies who
drive Oodge Bros. cars. Don't attempt to change that flat tire. You
will soil your linen and *et all heated up. There is a service man just
behind you coming your way. He is paid to and will be pleated to
do all for you.
('hone 13« DODGE BROS. DEALER 318 C Ave.
ricans had been
:icans and Unit-
mbush, say that
hi between Mex-
to prepare the
ervice, as they
>st immediately ■
lid to have been
he encounter, is
a statement in
tat the Mexican
had no official
islties on either
-ican and Mexi-
not known here,
*t*tion such as we have
oh. cars, guarantees, con-
your Dodge Bros, car at
:s and Mules
5 to 10 years
5 to 16 hands
, but also tilt' mail
lis suddenly finda
o by without a
ve while times are
f this class of cus-
i carrying a largt
, and will eoiitinue
in of it« customer* I
R. KEEUAK, Cashier.
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