In early 1903, love, liquor, and envy prompted a crime that hit close to home for Lula and affected two of her friends. Joe Lobdell was on his way to see Etolia Hughes when he was attacked by another interested suitor, Charles Glenny. Joe survived but required 27 stitches and several weeks to recover. He and Etolia married on September 24 th and paid Lula a visit the following month. Charles appealed the county court’s verdict, posted a $1,000 bond, and fled the Territory as a fugitive. He was captured three years later in Wichita Falls, Texas.