Cleveland County Enterprise. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911 Page: 1 of 10
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CLEVELAND COUNTY ENTERPRISE.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY JUNE 15, 1911.
G. W. Weiseham, Founder of
Norman Odd Fellows Lodge
Ends Life by Strangulation.
WAS ILL ANTjESPONDENT
Found Friday Morning Sus-
pended From a Beam
in His Shop.
Despondent ami discouraged be-
cause ot old age and the inlirinities
of I wo veavs continuous illne-o?, G.W.
Weiseham, eighty-four years old,
committed suicide Thursday night at
Purcell by chocking himself to death.
The body was brought to Norman
Friday afternoon on the 6:30 train
and attended by the Odd Fellows.
Mr. Weiseham was the founder of
of Norman Lodge No 1 of the I O.O.F.
Funeral services ware conducted Sun-
day afternoon at the I. O. O. F. cem-
Mr. Weiseham with live other men,
put in Norman Lodge No. 1 in Nov-
ember 1889. It was the first order in
the old jurisdiction of old Oklahoma
and Ii dian Territory. Mr. Weiseham
was electtd to the hit'h st position in
the gift of thu chapter and during
his short stay in Norman found- d the
the nucleus from which has grown
one cf the strongest fraternil orders
represented in the county seat. He
always called himself the "Daddy of
the Nurrnan Lodge No. 1" and looked
on the order as his baby.
No man ever had the spirit of the
Odd Fellows more imbued in his soul
than diJ Mr. Weiseham and the pride
and respect in which he held the
order is exacttd when he left his
estate valued at $0000.0!) to the 'baby"
lodge. But no greater was his respect
for the local chapter than was the
esteem in which they held him. On
his iate visits to Norman he was al-
ways humored leir,ti y and given most
cordial receptions. In the last two
years, the Norman lodge h'is defray-
ed over $1500.00 worth of medical bills
as a token of their sympathy for
their founder. The order of Odd Fel-
lowe was bis constant hobby. He has
bjen an Odd Fellow for over fi'ty
years and his spirit seemed to grow
His death was an extremely pitiful
end to such a good life. Thursday
evening, he was seen / setting on the
front steps of his store at Purcell
Death came between the h.mrs of 12
o'clock and one ocIock a.m. The
body was round Friday morning by
one of his clerks when he ooened the
store. Mr. Weiseham slept in the
store. He wrapped an awning cord
around a two-by-four b am, stood on
g candy bucket and making every
thing ready kicked the pail. He only-
dropped about 14 inches. His neck
was not broken consequently he hung
unt 1 choked to death. All his plans
were cat efully laid and he left the
following note, written in German
To Norman L. No 1
Dear Broders and Sistters, I have
sick for 2 years. My heart is broken
1 hope you will forgive m: for wat I
have done. It ies the best for me
and Norman L. No. 1. 1 hope you
will forgiye in-.
Yours in F L. & T.
Your George. j
He requested that no church ser-
vices be held. Relatives from St. |
Lou s Mo. and Joplin came Saturday !
to attend the burial.
Mr. Weiseham built the Grand |
Central Hotel shortly afler the open |
ing. He conducted a bakery and
confecti nery at Purcell.
The Enterprise Piano
contest has been extended
to July 5th owing to the
interest that is beinff mani-
fested. The race is a warm
one right now and every
one of the contestants are
bringing in subscriptions
and coupons. The contest
positively will close on July
5th and the tinal count will
be made and the prizes a-
warded. The $400 piano
will arrive Thursday and
will be on disphiy at May-
field's Pioneer Drug Store.
Everybody is invited to call
and inspect the instrument.
All other prizes have arriv-
ed and are now being shown
at Mayfield's. Every one
ot the list is a beauty in it-
self and is well worth the
effort of hard work being
put in by the candidates.
The Cleveland County
Enterprise is a paper being
run to please the people
and caters to their wishes
We like to print the news,
every item that we can find.
We are trying to give you
the best news service in the
city and we feel that we are
making substantial head-
way. We want your name
on our list of subscribers at
$1 per year. We know that
once you take this paper,
that after six months time
y ju would not drop it for
#'2. We intend making
every improvement toward
getting out a metropolitan
weekly newspaper. If you
are not a supporter of the
Democratic weekly, we in-
tend making you one and a
believer in what we have
to say. A paper cannot
please all the people all the
time, but it is our aim to
reach that ideal as near as
possible. Send in your
dollar. Yours truly,
NEW FACULTY TRADES DAY
IS SELECTED BIG ACCESS
State Board of Education Nearly 1500 Persons Crowd
Jupiter j. "Came Siaek" and
So! Sal'* "Solden Smile"
Stores and Keep Merchants
NOT MANY CHANGES MADE OUTCOME IS VERY PLEASING
TO OPEN BRANCH STORE
Moomau and Kimberlln Will Go Into
Business at Pauls Valley
MoomauandKimberling, the enter-
prising clothiers, have made arrange
ments to open a branch store at
Pauls Valley. They have rented one
of the substantial business houses of
the Garvin county seat and will as-
sume control July 1 The st ire will be
opened for business about August 1st
in charge of Mr. Ezell Kimberlin of
the firm. An entire new stock of the
latest furnishings in gents apparel
will be put on the shelves and wiih
the ability of Ezell as a sale man the
the store should annex a goodly share
of tbe Pauls Vailey pitronage from
the start. All the latest improve-
ment will be made in their building
and it will be made an ideal clothes
shop. We wish them success in their
yentuie but ivgrc.t to see Mr Kitn-
I berlin leave so good a town as Norman
MRS. ELLA CO I TER DIES
Jolly Party on Fishing Trip
Messrs andMesdames Rea Lindsay,
Will Ab es, R. A. Biigbam, and II.
Dillon O'Connor of St. Louis, made up
a jolly party of fisshermen which
left Tuesday morning for an outing
I on the Washita river. The p<rty will
| camp east of Pauls Valley and will
I stay until the women folks say that
[ life in Norman beats that of fishing
I on the south state stream. They
| took plenty of provisions and will
Was Burled In I. O. O. F. Cemetery live in at>le even il the>' 'lont an,lt x
Sunday Afternoon the requisite amount of the tinny
| tribe. John and Harry Lindsay went
Mrs. Eila Cotter, aged .1!) years, ,jown Wednesday l ight to join the
died at her home in southeast Nor-j f|y
man S iturday night at nine-tbirty j
o'clock after a lingering illness of .
three years time. The fune al ser- j Attends D. A. R. Convention,
vices were in Id Sunday afternoon at | Mrs. G. T. Glenn 'eft Wednesday
at the home. The dec ased leaves a for Oklahoma City where she will at-
busband, two daughters and a son to tend the Convention of the Daugb-
raourn her death, internent was I ters of American Revolution. Wed
made in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. | nesday was flag day whicli is one of
Drs, M..T. T Capshaw and Roscoe j the most important days of the
Walker attended her dunn; her last | meet ing. Mrs. Glenn is an embus-
Illness. We extend our sympathy iastic worker of the organization
and sentiment of regard to the sur- J and rarely fails to attend these
viving members of this family, gatherings.
Dean J. C. Monett Named as
Acting President Until Right
Man is Found.
Dean J. C Monett was appointed
acting president cf the state univer-
sity at Norman by the state board of
education Wednesday, the appoint-
ment to hold until a successor to Or.
A. Grant Evans is selected, a matter
of possibly several months, as the
board has no one In view as yet for
the position, A majority of the other
members of the faculty were named.
An important action ivas taken by
the board, when it was decided to
drop the preparatory school at the
university It was the general feel-
ing that since the state is already
maintaining two preparatory schools,
one at Tonkawa and one at Claremore,
a large item of expense can be elim-
inated by dropping the one at the
university. In addition to the two
institutions where preparatory work
is given, students who wish to enter
theuniversity may receive training
at their local high schools.
N^action has been taken with re-
gard to the selection of a faculty for
the school of engineering. A med-
ical faculty will be elected at as
early date as possible, as will also a
corps of teachers for the departmens
in the afternoon the election of a
faculty for the university was takeu
up and the following partial list of
Dean J. C. Monett acting president
Katheryn Harris, dean of women
Paris Perswell, financial agent
Errett R. Newby, secretary.
Theodore H. Brewer, head of Eng-
Hoy Hadsell. professor of English
Adelade C. Loomis, instructor in
Miss Louise Broohs, instructor in
Paul Walker, debating coach
J. S. Buchanan, professor of history
and dean of college of arts and
M. A. Floyd, associate professor of
Jerome Dowd, professor of sociology
John Alley, professor of political
5. F. Reeves, professor of mathe-
Edwiu DeBarr, vice president and
professor of chemistry
Mr. Anz, associate professor of
Robert Calvert, assistant professor
D. W. Ohern, head of department
F. P. Hannin, professor of physics
H. H. Lane, head of the depart-
ment of zoology.
A. H. Van Vleet, professor and
and head of department of botany
M. A. Gardner, professor and head
department of phycbology
R. T. House professor and head, de-
partment of German
Mr. Voss, assistant professor of
Lucille Dora, head, department of
Lloyd Curtis, assistant professor of
Walter Erwin, professor of psy-
chology and director school of teach-
S. M. Barrett, professor of educat-
ional psychology and science.
J. E. Paxton, professor of Greek.
J. W. Sturgis, Diofessor of latin.
Miss Caldwell,teacher of expression
Samuel Holmberg, instructor in art
J. C. Monnett, dean and professor
J. I?. Cheadle. professor of law
Mr. Foster assistant in 1 iw
J. R. Rader, librarian.
Hetty Carrol, assistant librarian
Charles Wantland, physical train-
Benny Owen, .coach
Other instructors, including two
assistants in the law school have
been selected by heads, but their
E. A. Patterson and W. W.
Bumgartner Carry Away
First and Second Prizes.
With a good attendance Norman's
first Trades Day was held Monday,
June 12th. Probably 1000 farmers
were in the city during the dry. The
continued drouth and hot weather
kept many away who would o her-
wise have attended.
The merchants all did good busi-
ness and are behind the movement to
a man. Two prizes were offered,
$15.00 in cash to the farmer buying
the largest bill of goods and $10.00
to the farmer buying the second
largesl bill. The Retail Association
gave coupons and these were deposit-
ed in a box at the corner of the First
National Bank. The farmers who
received the largest amount of cou-
E. A. Patterson $00.55
W. W. Bumgartner 73.00
A. A. Woodrow 70.00
D. S. Oliphant 05.00
R. S. Reverige 31.00
Harry Luttmer 15.00
(i. W 'Tailor 15.00
G. J, Fisher 0.00
The retailer's association will hold
a meeting to discuss the outcome of
the first Trades Day and to lay plans
for the next one ifi a few days.
But little interest was shown in
tbe auction sale and onlv a few hors-
es and stock were put up for sale.
None of them were sold and only a
few persons attended the sale. Many
of the farmers seemed to take a
great interest in the day and its ac
tivities, and it is thought they will
eventually look forward to Trades
Day as the biggest event of the
The merchants issuing the coupons
are as follows:
S. K. McC'all & Co.
R. C. Berry
J. D. Maguire
W. N. Rucker
Barbour & Sons
J. B. Dickerson
Moomau & Kimberlin
H. W. Stubbeman
Nolan & Martin
ion of the board. The present in-
cumbents were retained as superin-
tendent of buildings and grounds and
engineer, while nine students, who
are to be selected, will act as assist-
The board has been almost contin-
uous session for the last four weeks,
and a majority of tbe members have
been working in excess of tbe "'eight
hour law" but there is a feeling of
confidence that they have been acting
in the best interests os the state,both
in the way of economy and the select-
ion of teachers of ability.
Death of Mrs. Grave?
Mrs. J. N. Graves died at her home
five miles northeast of Norman Sun-
day mornine. The funeral services
were held Monday afternoon at the
hou:'% 'v!th interment in the I O.O.F.
cametery. Mrs. Graves was in Nor-
man Saturday aftsrnoon doing some
shopping. She was fueling quite well
until late Saturday evening when she
returned borne. She took violently
sick and died Sunday morning. Tae
death is a terrible blow to the friends
and neignhors of the' family as she
was a woman universally beloved.
"In the uiidst of life we are in death"
is exacted in all its morbidness in the
death of Mrs. Graves. A large fol-
lowing attended the funeral services.
names are not at present in possess-
Grocery Store Traded.
On Friday of last week the Stogner
and Glasgow grocery company was
traded to R. V. Downing through the
I'iekard Real Estate Company. Mr.
Downing'* Asp avenue property figur-
ed in the deal. Mr. Stogner is un-
decided as to what he will do. Mr.
Downing will dispose of the stock as
soon as possible. Stogner & Glasgow
bad one o f the best grocery trades in
Norman and we are sorry to set them
leaving the business.
It started early—fleecy, innocent,
lamb-like looking white clouds dotted
the blue sky at day break yesterday
morning. They were eyed hopefully
by laborers, merchants and every-
body else as they went to work. The
sun drove them away though, and at
noon the outlook for the corn and
the front lawn was bad.
T=e real estate man mopped the
prespiration off his forehead as he
started down town after dinner, but
the sun's hot rays were shut off for a
moment as a fleet'ng shadow passed'
"Maybe there's a chance yet,"mur-
mured the R. E. man as he dazed sky-
ward. Shortly afterwards—about 3
o'clock the wind got busy and the
smell of blessed rain was wafted in.
The fleecy clouds banked up in the
south ami east and ceased to be lleecy
They got blue and heavy h ok ing. The
wind blew a little harder and a few
drops dotted tbe sidewalks. And it
stopued blowing and the sun again
grinned tautalizingiy down.
The cotton-wood leaves began to
crinkle up and f utter weakly down
on the thirsty looking Bermuda. The
corn leaves in a neighbor's back-yard
garden began to wilt and the edges
to turn white and sear.
But the clouds had not tinished
their work. They came back. They
gathered rather quickly and shut off
the sun's golden smile again A. soft
rumble came. The real estate man
stepped out of his office to the edge
of the side walk. "Come on, Jupiter
P.," he whispered, "We need you— ns
and the cotton and corn." A louder
rumble answered him, and a few
The Idlers stepped to the edge of
the walk, and a good lady hiked out
in her back yard and yanked in some
beel clothes where the boys had been
sleeping these hot nights.
''Bang'' said Vaulcan suddenly and
a bright streak shot over the court
bouse tower, and the sprinkle grew
a little stronger—then stronger yet.
It was about 3:30 that the shower
came, smiles came alsc from the
members of the Retailers Association.
It lasted for a half hour strong
big healthy looking drops of rain.
A spot of blue then looked out from
the west, but the heavy black clouds
still hung over-head r.ud seemed
to say—"It wasn't very much, but it
will help a lot—and maybe more is
JENSON SUFFERS ACCIDENT
Bursts Bloodvessel In tils Brain
Friday Evening at His Confec-
tionery. Will Recover.
Theodore Jensen Is suffering at his
home on First street, tbe result of a
bl^od vessel bursting in his brain late
Friday evening. The accident occur-
ed in Mr. Jensen's place of business
on Main street about ten thirty
o'clock. He was in the act of stoop-
ing oyer to get a bottle out of the re-
frigerator when suddenly he noticed
a loud buzz ng in bis ear. Everything
went dark with him, be staggered
and ftli into the arms of some boys
who happened to be in the confection-
ery. They immediately summoned
medical help and he was removed to
his home. Saturday and Sunday his
sight, hearing and speech were par-
tially gone but at present the doctors
ir attendance say that his sight is
the only sense impairtd. Tbey say
his recovery will be complete and
that in a few months time he should
be himself again.
LLOtD CURTIS TO NEW YORK
Will Accompany Oklahome City
Delegation to Modern Woodmen
Convention At Buffalo.
Lloyd Curtis will leave Thursday
for Oklahoma City. From there he
will go with the Modern Woodmen
delegation to the National Convention
which convenes at Buffalo, New
York, next week. Oklahoma City
will take a large band and Curtis will
be a cornetist of the organization.
Ii is the intention of Oklahoma City
to land the National Convention for
their town next year and they are
going to make a world beating impres-
sion with one of tbe best equipped,
drilled and metropolitan Woodman
teams in the West along with a band
that makes real music. Curtis is
one of the best cornet players in the
state and will prove a valuable ac-
quisition to Oklahoma City.
He had an engagement to play
with the Colorado Midland band dur-
ing the summer but cancelled the
Dispatch From Washington
Says Depository Will be
BURKE NOT "NOTIFIED YET
Postmaster Says he is Pleased;
Application Was Made
Washington, I). U, June it.—Post
Master General Hitchcock announced
today that three Oklahoma towns
have been made Postal Depositories.
They are Alva, Altus and Norman.
J. J. liurke, post master here said
that he had not reeeived official no-
tification, but that lie thought there
was no dcubt the reliability of the
report, lie made application to haye
a postal savings bank established in
Norman last January shortly after
tbe postal savings bank law was
"I think it will be a fine thing fot
Norman," he said, "and 1 am much
pleased to know that the bank is to
be established here, it will prove of
great benefit to many persons in
starting savings accounts. Stamps
for 10 cents will be sold, but no de-
posits for less than $1 will be re-
Mr. Burke expects to receive word
from tbe post office authorities to-
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
125 Delegates Attend Quarterly
Meeting of South Methodist
The Oklahoma City District League
and Sunday School Convention which
was held at tile M. E. church, south,
here June 12, 13 and 14, was one of
the most successful ever held, ac-
cording to the Rev. O. F. Sensabaugh,
presiding elder of teh district. About
125 delegates were here altogether.
Franklin was rpresented Tuesday by
One of tile features of the conven-
tion was the demonstration by the
I'oy Scouts of Guthrie Troop No. 1,
Heaver Patrol. Seven boys, members
of the troop attracted much atten-
tion marching about the streets in
their olive elrab uniforms.
The Rev. R. E. L. Morgan paid
tribute to the work of B. C. Clark,
the acting district chairman, who has
built up the Epworth League from a
frail infancy to a mature organiza-
New officers elected are D. D.
Duskin, of Guthrie, president; Lewis
Bennett, of (Iklaoma City, vice-presi-
dent; S. S. Waters, of Norman, sec-
ond vice-president; Mrs. K. A. Sher-
man, of Lexington, tird vice-presi-
dent; Mrs. J. A. Nida, of Oklahoma
City, fourth vice-president; Lulu
Lauphennig, of Guthrie, correspond-
ing secretary; Kay Iledgecock, of
Oklahoma City, recording secretary;
Clyde Smit, of Piedmont, treasurer;
I)r. J. S. Hoshall, of Franklin, Junior
League president. Most of te dele-
gates left Norman Wednesday.
PROF C. IN. GOULD OFF ON TRIP
With Party of Students he Will
Make Investigations In Western
Dr ("has. N. Gould, Director of the
Oklahoma Geological Survey, Nor-
man, left Tuesday for Foraker,
where he will begin work tracing out
a ledge of limestone which Dr. J. W.
Beede of Indiana University has car-
ried from central Kansas to the Ok-
lahoma line. Cleveland Thompson,
Chas H. Eckes, and Geo. Myers, all
students from the department of ge-
ology at the University, will be with
, Dr. Gould.
! About June 20th Dr. Beede will
take up the work at Pawnee and trace
j the formation south across Oklahoma,
passing near Stillwater, Guthrie and
Oklahoma City. Dr. Beede will be
accompanied by a Mr. Figemann of
Will Visit In Lexington.
fas. Maguire and wife left Tuesday
morning for Lexington, where they
will visit Leo Sherman and wife. Mr.
Maguire took his hatting outfit with
him and will rejuvenate the head
gear of the Lexingtonians during the
next two weeks. He says he intends
to make tbe trip a paying one as
well as affording bltn a little recreat-
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