The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 106, Ed. 1 Friday, October 27, 1916 Page: 3 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
A New Delight
With real Bayou beam, or plain.
Made after the real and famous Mexi-
can formula. The teatomog ia moil
piquant—a zeatful tasty dull anywhere
Libby, McNeill & Libby^
POSTER CAMPAIGN IS ENDED
England Used Over 500 Kinds of Pic*
torial Appeals for Men to Join
The blinds have been drawn and the
doors closed at the Publicity depart-
ment, Central Recruiting Depot, White-
hall, London, thus concluding what
was perhaps the greatest poster and
advertising campaign in history.
How many bundles of these war pos-
ters have reached America It would be
impossible to say, for one of the Joys
of the souvenir hunter In London has
been the collecting of these posters to
sell In America, big sums being asked
for complete sets.
From the humble origin of one small
poster, Lord Kitchener's appeal for
100,000 men for the war, more than
600 different kinds have been Issued
One popular poster showed an as-
sortment of headgear, with the query,
"Which will you wear?" the klmkl pap
being in the center. One of these was
stuck outside a hatter's shop In the
East End. and the enterprising trades-
man having printed the price under
each style, marked the khaki cap
It is not on record whether a certnin
billposter had a sense of humor or not,
btit the fact remains that he placed
the invitation, "Wake Up, England!
Join the Army Now," on a graveyard
wall, which so tickled a certain major
passing to the war ofllee each morning
that he Insisted on it being left there,
and part Is there still.
What will always rank as the great-
est achievement of this large output
was the night of the king's own appeal,
when 40,000 posters nppeared on Lon-
don walls between the hours of 0 p. m.
and 0 a. in. Forty-five men were em-
Many people have said "What a
waste!" but when one comes to con-
sider that the new armies were raised
to a great extent by this method of
appeal the question arises, "Was the
money spent on posters that got 8,000,•
000 men all waste?"
It Takes a Strong Man.
One of the assistant directors In a
movie studio was in need of some
change to pay an express charge last
"Hey, Glen," ho bellowed across the
place to Glen White, "can you break a
"I cannot," the actor shouted deter-
minedly. Then he added indignantly:
"Say, who do you think I am. any-
A new typewriter attachment auto-
matically feeds envelopes or cards
into a machine to save an operator's
There are five quarts of blood In
the human body, half of which may
be lost without loss of life.
Adds to the
Joy of Living—
It isn't alone the deliciously
sweet nut-like taste of Grape-Nuts
that has made the food famous,
though taste makes first appeal,
and goes a long way.
But with the zestful flavor there
is in Grape-Nut the entire nu-
triment of finest wheat and barley.
And this includes the rich mineral
elements of the grain, necessary for
vigorous health—the greatest joy
Every table should have its
daily ration of
"There's a Reason"
<o*ymo*T * nil
DEATH AND MADAM GOTTFRIED.
ONE fine day In 1825, Ilerr Rumf, a
respectable and prosperous wheel-
wright of Bremen, felt much like danc-
ing and singing. lie had become the
owner of a large handsome house In
the Pelzerstrasse at an absurdly low
price. The owner and occupant of the
bouse. Madam Gottfried, had fallen
Into financial difficulties some time pre-
viously, and had mortgaged the prop-
erty. The mortgage fell due, and she
had no money for the occasion, so the
man who held the Instrument fore-
closed and offered the place for sale.
Herr Rumf made a ridiculously low
bid and it was accepted at once.
So this merry wheelwright felt that
the occasion needed a celebration, and
he went to his favorite gasthaus and
Invited everybody to ha\e something,
lie told the good news, and was sur-
prised and grieved because nobody con-
gratulated him. flis cronies shook
their heads and seemed to pity him.
Herr Kauffman, the attorney, finally
Indulged in plain speech.
"You have been so busy these many
years," said he, "that you don't know
what's been happening around you.
The house you have bought Is a house
of death. The undertaker Is the most
frequent guest. Madam Gottfried has
the evil eye, and wherever she goes
Herr Rumf Laughed at Such a Story.
people sicken and die. If you must
live in that house, at least see that
Madam Gottfried moves out. She may
be a good woman in her intentions and
in her life, but she is accursed."
Herr Rumf laughed at such a story.
He was a hard-headed, practical man,
and didn't believe in the evil eye, or in
accursed houses. So he took posses*
slcyi of the house, he and his family oc-
cupying the two lower floors, and Mad-
am Gottfried moving upstairs. She
made a pathetic plea to be allowed to
remain. She was a sad. lone woman,
the victim of unparalleled misfor-
tunes. In a brief time she had lost her
father and mother, her brother, three
children, and had been twice widowed.
The story of her troubles made such an
impression upon Ilerr Rumf that he let
her remain, and made his terms re-
She was a fine buxom woman, of
gracious manners, and possessing a
sad, sweet smile that melted the hearts
of men. Her hair was brown, and
her complexion marvelous. Her teeth
were snowy, set rather far apart and
pointed. Had a modern criminologist
noted her teeth, he might have been
impervious to the appeal of her eyes.
Her upstair rooms were handsomely
furnished, and she had a fine library,
chiefly of religious books, which she
spent much time reading. Her piety,
while not obstrusive, always attracted
In a few weeks Madam Gottfried
was practically a member of the Rumf
family. She spent most of her time
In their part of the house, and husband
and wife agreed that she was a god-
send to them, she was so helpful, so
sympathetic. She was a great comfort
to Madam Rumf, and when the latter
fell dangerously sick, the widow sel-
dom left her bedside. The invalid's
illness was mysterious, and seemed
to baffle the doctors.
Wnen Rumf went back to his work aftei
the funeral, he met Herr Kauffman, wlw
said to him: "You'll be the next vie
tim If you let that woman stay in your
house." This angered Rumf. Madam
Gottfried had been an angel to his fam-
ily. The dead woman's last smile had
been for that patient watcher at her
Then the hired nurse who had been
in attendance, and who hadn't yet left
the house, fell sick, and also a servant-
maid ; three apprentices who had their
meals at th<vRumf home began to suf-
fer from the'same mysterious malady.
The nurse and fcervant girl left the
house and soon recovered. The doctor
wore u path to the house, and the
undertaker looked in that direction
constantly. Rumf's friends begged him
to open his eyes before it was too late,
but their appeals merely aggravated
him. lie thought there was. a con-
spiracy to defame and insult that mag-
alflcent but unfuminute woman.
And then he found himself too ID
to leave the housn. The disease which
had taken his wife from him had at-
tacked him. For weeks he suITVnkI,
jiow feeling better, and again woree,
and in a little while he was a mere
wreck of the stalwart, healthy wheel-
wright of other days. And Madam
Gottfried waited on him like a daugh-
ter, giving him his medicine, cooking
his food for him, rending her religious
books to him. One day when he was
alone in the house he felt a sudden
yearning for something to eat. He
hobbled down to the kitchen and there
he found a pork chop, ready for fry-
ing. A pork chop was Just what he
wanted. He lifted it from the dish,
and found that it was covered with a
white powder. At last the suspicions
of this credulous man were aroused.
There was no reason why a pork chop
should be covered with a white pow-
der. So he wrapped it up in a sheet
of paper and sent it to a doctor, and
the doctor sent back word that the
powder was arsenic.
An examining magistrate visited the
house, and the result of his investiga-
tion was that Madame Gottfried went
to Jail. Then a curious thing hap-
pened. This plump and handsome wom-
an suddenly became a repulsive hag.
The enameled complexion came off,
revealing a yellow skin. Most of her
beautiful hair was false, and her
own hair was dyed. Her attractive
form had been carefully built up, and
thirteen corsets were removed from
There were many examinations, and
months elapsed before the truth was
known. At first the madam denied
everything, but the constant examina-
tions and questionings finally overcame
her composure, and she confessed a
list of crimes that has made her
name unpleasantly Immortal In her
own couutry. She had poisoned her
first husband because he was a drunk-
ard and failed to support her, and this
was achieved so easily, and gave her
such a sense of power, that poisoning
became a mania with her. Later she
wished to marry Gottfried, and her
parents objected. It was dangerous to
object in the presence of this woman.
She removed them, as she had removed
her husband, and mourned them so
sincerely that she was pitied rather
than suspected. The parents removed,
Gottfried was unwilling to marry her
because of her children, so she ex-
punged the children with her trusty
arsenic. People began to talk, then,
but after an autopsy was held on one
of the victims, without any preju-
dicial discovery, the talk died away.
Gottfried was the next victim. He
was reluctant to marry her, and she
began feeding him arsenic. He real-
ized that he was doomed unless he
married her, so the ceremony took
place, but he was doomed anyhow.
He couldn't rally from the poison ho
had taken. She confessed to having
murdered Madam Rumf, and had in-
tended to kill the husband because he
had bought her home. She had also
poisoned the nurs£, the servant and
the apprentices, and could assign no
reason for it.
She was sentenced to death and
went to the scaffold as calmly as ever.
Nothing disturbed her. She was sleep-
ing sweetly when the chaplain went
to her cell to tell her that the hour had
arrived. She spent all the time al-
lowed her at her toilet, Insisted upon
having a daintier pair of shoes than
the ones provided, and to the last mo-
ment was smirking and smiling, evi-
dently enjoying the attention she was
receiving. The ax fell and put an end
to one of the wickedest and most ab-
normal creatures that ever trod the
ROLL-CHAIR AUTOMOBILE IS NEW
Grandeur in Electric Tempest.
There is a grandeur in the electric
tempest which far exceeds any other
experience of the place-bound human.
The mightiness of the* Alpine glacier,
the Sierran precipice, the Arabian si-
moon, the West Indian hurricane, the
Vesuvian eruption, the Andean ava-
lanche, the Niagara cataract, the Lofo-
den maelstrom—these are beyond tho
ken of the average earth dweller. But
to him who abides in safe and comfort-
able temperate climes there Is the com-
pensating mightiness of the thunder-
storm. Only because it is a common
experience is it rated us a negligible
"Did you take your son into your
office for the summer, as you planned
"Yes," replied Mr. Grabcoln, "but I
found his presence there highly demor-
She suffered alizlng, so I sent him off to a sum-
Now and then she mer resort."
showed signs of Improvement, only to, "Indeed?"
experience a relapse, and at last she "Yes, I fell into the habit of going
died. The grief of the husband was out with him every afternoon to see a
nualed by the affliction of Madam baseball game and neglected ray busi-
Gottfried who seemed Inconsolable, ness."
Returning from a summer vacation
at one of the beaches with the "roll-
chair" habit firmly fixed, an Inventive
geulus Installed a one-and-one-lialf-
horse-power electric motor In his fa-
vorite vehicle, and now adds all the
delights of "fllvvering" to the use of
the roll chair as he rides along the
streets of New York.
The photograph shows Mr. Edmon
C. Turner and his wife in their roll-
chair automobile "speeding" through
the streets of the city. They were not
arrested for exceeding the speed limit.
keep car washed
Dirty Condition of Automobile Al-
ways Discreditable to the
NO GOOD REASON FOR IT
TMIl IS THE AGE Or YOUTH.
Yon will look too years younger if yon
Isrkeo your ugly, gristly, gray hairs by
uiog "La Creole'' Hair Dressing.—Adv
"Lemuel Wombat has bought a tine
Must be going to court an old-fash-
Frequent Cleaning Will Be Found to
Effect Considerable Saving in Paint
Bills—Also Dirt Is Apt to Hide
Defects Until Too Late
It Is poor business to let your car
get dirty, to get It covered with mud
and leave it for several days without
being washed. Perhaps you keep the
car in your private garage and you
have no facilities to wash It. Perhaps
you store it with your garageman for
$0 per month and only have it washed
occasionally. It makes no difference
what the conditions are, the fact re-
mains that it is generally money out
of your pocket to keep a dirty car.
First—A dirty car is a poor adver-
tisement to any business man, to any
farmer, to unybody. None of us .likes
to wear dirty collars. We are not
proud of dirty cuffs. We get our hair
cut when it gets a little rugged at the
We shave every day because our
whiskers are black and are not con-
ducive to a good business appearance.
We take a pride in keeping the grass
well cut on the front lawn. We are
proud of our wife because she has the
reputation for being the cleanest
housekeeper In the community.
Second—Why not keep the car
clean? There Is no legitimate reason
why you should not. If It costs you
$40 to get the car painted, and that
without having the old paint burned
off, then it is good business to get
the car washed more often so it will
not be necessary to get the painting
done each year.
There are plenty of cara that are
washed regularly and thnt are not
painted oftener than once In three or
four years. With that treatment they
look rauch better than some curs not
three months old that rarely see the
wash rack. Personal appearance pays.
We all believe it does. Then apply It
to your car. Wash up more for 1917
than you did for 1910.
Third—Dirt bides defects, broken
parts and keeps you from seeing the
exact condition of your car. One car
owner acknowledged that he did not
know there was a grease cup on the
swivel Joint of the speedometer until
after the flexible shaft had broken and
he had to buy a new shaft and a new
swivel joint. Dirt was the reason.
Only recently a car was seen In a
garage in which the outside bearing
in the rear axle had broken, due to
lack of lubrication. There was a
grease cup to oil the bearing, but it
was covered with dirt. The owner
had forgotten about it. New bushings
in radius rods are often necessary be-
cause there is so much dirt on the
chassis that many of the grease cups
Fourth—There Is a danger element
In not keeping the parts of the chassis
clean. You cannot afford to have the
steering parts so coated In dirt that
you cannot regularly Inspect tliern to
see if any parts are working loose,
or if any defects are exhibiting them-
selves. You may have a cracked
spring leaf that cannot be detected
because of the dirt. Later this cracked
leaf may lead to breaking all of the
Lastly—As a business man with
money enough to own a car, we grave-
ly question If you can afford to ride
In a dirty machine. Surely your wife
does not care to. Your daughters do
not. For $2 you can have it washed
every week in the year. It is worth
KEEP LIGHTS DIMMED
MOTORISTS SHOULD SHOW RE.
GARD FOR PUBLIC SAFETY.
Number of Accidents Caused by Urv
necessary Glare May Be Materi-
ally Reduced, at Least.
Accidents caused by glaring head-
lights are getting more and more com-
mon. One has only to open his news-
paper to read about several of them.
The time for the motorist to act on
this nuisance has come. Glaring head-
lights on the country roads are no
longer a matter of lack of courtesy or
bad manners. They are a menace to
public safety. Cities have already
passed and are rigidly enforcing laws
on the glaring headlight; bin almost
nothing is being done about its use
in the country, where It is most dan-
gerous of all. Ordinances covering
the use of overhrllllant lights on the
country *jads are going to come. They
are on the way now; but they will al-
ways be difficult to enforce. The rem-
edy and the only remedy lies In the
hands of the motorists, uud for "com-
mon safety's sake" they should tuke
matters into their own hands.
Every motorist has experienced this
annoyance more or less at some time
or other. Many are guilty of It them-
selves. It Is time for these "criminally
thoughtless" to take a really serious
view of the danger to which this
thoughtlessness Is subjecting others.
The bright headlight Is a necessity in
country driving at night. Its abuse Is
a nuisance and criminal carelessness,
for that is the ugly name that the law
calls it. Use your headlights In the
country, by all means, but use them
with a respect for the other fellow's
rights, a nd turn them down when n car
approaches you, and leave them down
uutii the other car has passed.
Leave your car within 15 feet of
Leave your car within 15 feet of a
Leave your car within 15 feet of a
Make repaid In the street except In
Stop or leave your car with Its left
side next to the curb.
Pass to the left of any street car
headed in the same direction.
Leave your car in "vehicle limit"
space in front of business houses or
Forget that vehicles and all traffic
shall at all times be subject to the
orders of the members of the police
Cross any street railway track or
steam railroad tracks without check-
ing speed to one-half that fixed by
law or ordinance.
Forget that rules governing "right
of way" are prefaced by: "Except
where otherwise directed by a mem-
ber of the police force."
Inexperienced Auto Drivers.
The seemingly large number of auto-
mobile accidents which have occurred
recently lead one to believe that there
is either a great deal of carelessness
on the part of drivers or else that the
presence of too many inexperienced
drivers has had something to do with
it, remarks the Boston Advertiser. A
reckless driver Is often less of a men-
ace to traffic than a driver who, by
reason of his inexperience, has not
perfect control of his car. How often
we hear of cases In which pedestrians
have been run down or collisions have
occurred because a driver has become
nervous and has forgotten "which
lever to pull" under trying conditions,
when a little more experience would
have made it instinctive for him to do
the right thing. The state now re-
quires an applicant for a driver's li-
cense to have had at least 100 miles
of actual driving experience before re-
ceiving his license.
TENDER SKINNED BABIES
With Rashes and Irritations Find
Comfort in Cuticura. Trial Free.
Baby's tender skin requires mild,
soothing properties such as are found
In the Cuticura Soap and Ointment.
Cuticura Soap is so sweet, pure and
cleansing and Cuticura Ointment so
soothing and healing, especially when
baby's skin is Irritated and rashy.
Free sample each by mall with Hook.
Address postcard. Cuticura. Dept. L*
Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv.
"Busy days for my wife."
"Has to keep her white shoes pow-
dered as well as her face."
THE APPETITE IS POOR
THE DIGESTION WEAK
THE LIVER INACTIVE
OR YOU NEED A TONIC
IT HELPS TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS
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All women ought to know the wonderful effects of
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Hardly Able to Move.
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Three Doctors Gave Her Up.
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DRUGGISTS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
DR. KILMER'S SWAMP-ROOT
Satisfied With Results
I have been selling Dr. Kilmer's
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and my customers are always satisfied
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I believe I>r. Kilmer's Swamp-Root will
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Very truly yours,
FRANK JENKINS, Druggist.
November 11th, 1915.
Customers Speak Favorably
We have been handling Dr. Kilmer'e
Swamp-Root for fourteen years and dur-
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McCUNE DRUG CO.,
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November 11th, 1915.
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