The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 178, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 3, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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NORMAN. OKLAHOMA. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY !. 1 917.
U. S. BREAKS WITH GERMANY;
WILSON TALKS TO CONGRESS
Washington, Feb. 3.—Diplomatic relations with Germany have been
broken, Count Von Bernstorff has been handed his passports and Ambas-
sador («erald has been ordered from Berlin.
The break is outlined in detail in the address President Wilson de-
livered to a joint session of Congress at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The President completed his message to Congress early this morning
and arrangements for his appearance were immediately made.
The United States has formally demanded of Germany the immed-
iate release of the Americans who were taken prisoners on prize ships
by the raiders in the south, Atlantic.
Whether the break with Germany would be accomplished by a similar
break with Austria-Hungary could not be learned definitely. Inasmuch
as Austria is understood to have indorsed the action of Germany, how-
ever, this action is expected to follow if it has not already been taken.
The decision to break was reached after the president's conference
with the cabinet and members of the senate today. The president, by
those conferences, came to the conclusion that the country would stand
solidly behind him in breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany.
The state department notified Ambassador Gerald to ask for his
Breaking off diplomatic relations with Germany does not mean war,
but easily may lead to war. It is an act of protest, characterized in the
usage of nations as a "measure short of war."
None other than officials and employes of the navy yards and stations
is to be admitted to such government reservations. Orders to this effect,
Secretary Daniels announced today, had been issued and would be ef-
The president's address to congress, while guarded closely, reviews
the negotiations with Germany, climaxed by the note giving warning
that the Berlin government had removed restrictions on submarine
The decision to break was taken for granted by many senators with
whom he talked late yesterday and by his cabinet. Although he did not
give his decision in those conferences, his outline of the situation gave
such a serious picture that it was generally believed that he had come to
the conclusion that he could follow no course but break relations with
Mr. Wilson remained in his study in the White House throughout
the morning and saw no callers. It was learned he began the prepara-
tion of his address to congress shortly after his return from the capitol
, FOR SUNDAY
MARKETS I. IT".K AFFECTED GORMAN'S LIGHT AND ICE PLANTS
SOLD TO GREAT CORPORATION
RICHARD P. HOBSON.
Who will deliver a lecture on
"National Prohibition" at the
Christian Church Tuesday night,
February 6th. Capt. Hobson is a
man of national fame, and will give
his audience something to think
about. Admission free.
M. E. CHURCH. SOUTH.
The forecast predicts rising
temperature tomorrow. Let us hope
that it wiH come true. But, however,
there will be rising temperature at
i the Southern Methodist church all
day long. Beginning at 9:45 a red
hot Sunday school with a great Adult
I Bible class taught by Hon. Wiley
Jones of Bible .class fame. At 11
o'clock the pastor will preach on "lit'
couldn't be influenced, not even by his
wife," u Bible character study.
At 6:45 the League holds forth.
You will greatly enjoy this service.
The pastor will preach at 7:30. "It
Pays to Advertise." A full meeting
of the Board is called at p. m. Busi-
ness of importance.
E. R. WELCH, Pastor.
The break with Germany cuusci
little excitement in the grain and
stock markets. Prices ranged lower
at the opening, wheat and cotton los-
ing a little, but almost regained loss
before close of stock exchange at
EASTERN STARS, NOTICE
Mary E. Sherman, Grand Matron
of the Order of the Eastern Star of
Oklahoma, will visit Norman Chapter
No. 41 on Tuesday night, February
6th. All Eastern Stars in Norman
are urged to be present.
LORENA B. GREENMAN, W
Corner Main and Webster. Bible
school at 10 a. m. We trust all our
young people will be at the Bible
school Sunday, as we have some
special-announcements to make to
them. Also there will be a special
announcement for the men. Let all
men belonging to the men's class be
Preaching and Communion services
at 10:50 a. m. Members of the Men
and Millions movement will be pres-
ent on Sunday night and will give the
| addresses. These men are among the
best speakers of the country. You
cannot afford to miss this evening
service. It will be a great treat for
all who come. Remember these men
will make no effort to secure money
at these services. They have great
messages and you can not afford to
Monday evening at 6:30, our young
people between the ages of 15 and
25 are invited to take luncheon at the
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Also Mutual News
5c and 10c
WATER DAMAGES GOODS.
The water pipes in rooms over
Rucker's store bursted yesterday and
the water poured down into the store,
knocking off great pieces of plaster
and covering many of the fine goods
with water and dirt. The loss
• amounted to many hundreds of dol-
lars, but has been adjusted and Mr.
Rucker will place the damaged goods
on sale next week in a "Water Sale."
They consist of clothing, blankets,
underwear and many other classes,
all of which will be placed on sale at
greatly reduced prices. The goods
are just as good as ever, but soiled by
the water and dirt, which can easily
DR. MARY JOHNSON
from Oklahoma City. Can be con-
sulted at the Cottage Home every
Thursday or at other times by
—Carpenters and painters gone.
We invite you to inspect one of the
neatest lunch places in Oklahoma.
From Thursday's Weekly.
—E. B. Barnett returned this
morning (Thursday) from his visit to
his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Jay Ferguson, in Sacremento,
Cali. He found them well, happy
and prosperous, and the California
climate all it is cracked up to be. He
says it is mighty disagreeable to
come back to zero weather. Mr.
Ferguson is now chief assistant state
librarian of California and has full
charge of the great law library of
that state, and regarded as one of
the most competent and thoroughly
posted librarians of the United
i—All cars stop at the Jitney Lunch
Room—"The place of quality." No
sandwiches higher than five cents at
the Jitney—"A real lunch room."
"UNITED SALES" IN
The patronage of Messrs. Henshaw
& Porter, proprietors of the United
Sales establishment, has increased so
rapidly that they are already forced j
to seek larger quarters, and will ac-
cordingly move in a few days into
the store room being vacated by T.
S. Mount, getting there just as soon
as a new front can be put in and some
other improvements made.
^ The United Sales started in last
September in the opera house build-
ing with a small stock of goods, but
by close application to business, sell-
ing at the most reasonable prices, and
giving the best of service, have built
up a most desirable business and add-
ed tremendously to their stock. The
Transcript is pleased to see this Evi-
dence of prosperity on the part of
these energetic young men, and is
sure their prosperity will continue.
—Monday night, February 5th,
Frances Allan Wheeler, baritone;
Winston Wilkinson, violinist, and
Lois Brown, pianist, will appear at
the Franing under the auspices of the
student council. Student tickets will
admi to this concert, and single ad-
mission will be $1.00. Seats may be
reserved at Barbour's drug store
Monday morning. The concert will
begin at 8:15 sharp.
—Someone has advanced the opin-
ion that the letter "e" is the most
unfortunate letter in the English
alphabet, because it is always out
of cash, forever in debt, never out of
danger and in hell all the time. For
some reason he overlooked the
fortunates of the letter, so we call
his attention to the fact that "e" is
never in war, always in peace; is
the begining of existence, the com-
mencement of ease and the end of
trouble. Without it there would be no
meat, no life, and no heaven. It is the
center of honesty, makes love per-
fect and without it there could be no
editors, devils or news.
It might have been said, also, that
"e" is found once each in Kinchens
Home Made Candies, the best on
earth, made fresh daily. Opera
House Building. adv
—A nice place to take your wife
or lady friend. Jitney Lunch Room—
"Most for your Money."
—Carter's Odd-Cent Sale is a win-
ner. Don't fail to visit this sale
Did you ever stop to think what
good roads mean to a country, and
good streets to a town? Did you ever
stop to think how much time is
spent on the way as we travel
through life's journey?
Good roads and good streets are
an index finger pointing to a higher
civilization. Mud roads, flat roads and
crooked streaks, point the way back
to the primitive way tliat the first j banquV haliTafter"which'they' wHl7m
settlers in any and all new countries addressed by the men above indicated
used. Almost everything else in the I Following the meeting of the young
way of comforts has come to us as i people, beginning at 8 o'clock there
citizens of Oklahoma except good wjll be a meeting for the men es-
roads and better streets; but even j pecially of the Church Board These
these are coming, and coming fast, in j will be great services and you simply
and around Norman and Cleveland j cannot afford to miss them. A cordial
county, and other cities and counties! invitation is extended to ali to attend
in the state are doing the same thing, the Sunday services.
MISS V VRKER SOME BETTER
The condition ol Miss LaDoska.
Parker, who is seriously ill at th<i
I Cottage Home, was some better at
noon today, and friends and
j physicians are more hopeful of her
recovcrv. The crisis seems to have
Mr. Joe Bur: s. who has been her.'
visiting his uncle, W. N. Rucker, left
today for his home in Bethany, Mo '
Mr. Burris w-i. a member of the Mo. |
National Guard, and has been on th*~
border for several months. He i.«
pleased to get back to civilization,
but says the boys were nicely treated*,
with good eatables and every comfort
— Rev. and 1\ s. K. R. Welch were
in Oklahoma City last evening at
tending a recital given by the stu-
dents of Mrs. Wiley Jones in piano.
Mrs. Jones has quite an extensiv.
class and Miss Elizabeth Welch is one
of her students.
—Miss Edna Foster, of 317 West
Main, is in Oklahoma City, the week-
end guest of Senator and Mrs. O. J.,
Logan of Hobart, at the Lee-Huckins.
—Our success is due to service,!
quality and most for your money.1
Jitney Lunch Room—"The busiest I
place in town."
Don't fail to attend the Odd-Cent
Sale at Carter's Nickel Store.
The citizens of Chickasha and sur-
rounding country are setting an ex-
ample for every other community to I
follow. They are going right out;
lawyers, bankers, bakers and black-
I). A. WICKIZER, Pastor.
"THE HALF BREED"
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^ 5c and 15c
•Ti ' . ,, ... , 9:45, Prof. Smith's Bible class. 11
smiths, and every other fellow and , a. m„ Holy Communion and sermon,
with coats laid aside, are making Subject: "The Essential Truth of
] miles and miles of good roads. And ■ Christianity. 8 p. m. Evening Praver
j Cleveland county should do the same,, and shqrt meditative address. At the
and not set back and pass good reso- j morning services the vested choir
lutions trying to make good roads. sings in procession and recession. The
Resolutions don t do it. We have public is cordially invited to all tha
tried that way for many years, and services, especially those persons who
it is a failure. When the people want are not regular attendants elsewhere
good roads more than they want any-
thing else, they will get them, and not
DO YOU PICTURE IN
YOUR MIND'S EYE
a quiet, cosy little home for
yourself and loved ones? It's
a pleasant picture, isn't it? Let
us help you to make it a reality.
5-room bungalow, bath, all
new. $150.00 down, balance pay-
ments, low rate of interest. See
Vincent & Wier
We speak as a farmer. We think as First Church of Christ, Scientist-
a farmer, because we love farm life. I Regular services at the church edifice
We love nature and her charming on West Eufaula at 11 o'clock. Sub-
ways, as only a farmer can enjoy, j ject: "Love." Golden text; Romans ,r>:
and only when the farmer brings good j 5 "The Love of God is Shed Abroad in :
roads to his door can he say and feel I Our Hearts by the Holy Ghost which
that all the enjoyments are his; all j is Given Unto Us." Wednesday eve-i
the enjoyments that he and his j ning testimonial meeting at 8 o'clock,
family should possess. I All are cordially invited to these sei -
Without good roads the curtain is vices. Sunday school at 10 o'clock,
drawn down around the farmer's| The reading room at the church is.
home. Lift the curtain, and let the|°oen from 2:30 to 5 o'clock everyI
light come in by making good roads.! Wednesday afternoon, when litera-
Everywhere then, and not until then, ture may be read or purchased as de-
will Cleveland county eoitie into pos- sired.
session of all its privileges to enjoy.
We speak and think as a farmer,
when we say that the farmers them-
selves are largely to blame for not
having better roads.
The citizens of a town even make
paved streets in front of their doors.
And the paving thus done is only an
extension of a country road.
CHRIST OF CHRIST.
All regular services at the Church
of Christ Sunday, Feb. 4th. Bible
study, preaching and communion wor.
ship in the morning. Song practice
and preaching at night. Beginning at
tension of a country road. 7:15. Subject for mornng and night
Which end of the road would you discourses will be "God's Preachers"
rather live on, the road that is That will also be the subject for next i
paved, or the flat, muddy end of the Sunday, Feb. 11th. To get the lessons
road.' And why? Do not the citizens of these four discourses you should
of a town pay for their good roads? j hear them all. You are invited to come
Why not the farmer spend a little of: and be with us at these services
F. S. VANCE, Minister.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
his time trying to extend the good
roads near his own home?
We speak as a farmer and we think
as a farmer when we say that the
farmers as a whole are not fullv i n . „
aware of their opportunity to make Riblesehoo^lO a"" m S w"TUt"'
good roads. It is not so much money q..nt ' t 'i ' ' '
that the farmer needs as the spending f'" f" aB°f'
of a little more sweat. Open up your S of Phell T' "
sweat glands, and don't let if Vy ^ty yo^ng" men's das"
A. Floyd teaches the voung women's
Morning worship, 11. The pastor
at will speak on "The Career of a
RUCKER'S BIG PURCHASES.
From Thursday* Weekly -
W. N. Rucker is home from market
with reports of great advances in
prices on all kinds of goods, but as he
purchased largely in August last
for spring delivery, the advance does
not effect him greatly. Forty per
cent advance in many classes of goods
is about the figure, he says.
His visit to St. Louis was primarily
toget shipment by commission mer.
chants and mill agents (who deal ex
clusively in case goods) of goods he
had purchased, and he staid right by
'em until he saw many of them
shipped while he was there. The
Transcript man counted 88 cases on
the Rucker invoice, to be shipped be-
tween now and April 1st. lie pur-
chased these goods at the prices pre-
vailing last August, and thus can give
his customers the benefit of his
While in St. Louis. Mr. Rucker pur.
chased his spring dresses and silks,
the first shipment of which will ar-
rive by express tomorrow. He says
the models, patterns and goods arp
beautiful, and the ladies will be
greatly pleased with them. He has
Mr. Burton of the Guthrie store in
Chicago, and Sol Folz, resident buyer
in New York, picking up newest
merchandise, which will arrive by
Mr. Rucker's purchases for his
large stores at different points in
Oklahoma enables him to get the
very lowest figures from wholesalers
and customers may depend upon get-
ting newest goods at the lowest
New members will be welcomed at
the morning hour. Those whose let-
ters have been received are requested
to be present.
Vesper service at 4:30 p. m. "The
Guest Chamber and the Heavenly
Guest," will be the theme of the
The Young People's Society meets
at 7 n. m., and the new officers will be
in illed. A full attendance of the
members of the society is desired.
All are welcome at the
The Norman Milling & Grain Comlwny has sold its electric light and
ice plants to the Oklahoma Gas and Electric C ompany, the new owners
taking possession on I, mai-y i, liUT. Mr. Larsh, when interviewed
by tlu transcript man, declined to give the price paid, but undoubtedly
it reached ii.'< many thousands of dollars, for the property ig a very
vluable one. . ih very hri" t promi.su of becoming much more valuable.
As Mr. L.n h owns more than ninety per cent, of the stock of the
Notin. n Milling & Grain Company, the sale was practically, one by him
to the new company.
The now owners are one of the greatest corporations of the United
Slates, understood to be financially backed by one of the greatest
electrical companies of the country. It is known as H. M. Billingsley
<6 Company, of Chicago, and they , wn the electric light plants at Okla-
homa t ity, Muskogee, Sapulpa, : rid, El Reno and other prominent cities,
of Oklahoma, lemdei operating largely in other states. The Transcript'
learns that hi^ii i >r pi w r lines to furnish electrical current will
come trom central povwr hoii-e to lie established in Oklahoma City,
such power house to furnish current for the plants at Enid, El Reno
and other cities. I he details cf this plan have not yet all been worked
jut, and until they are, the plant here will be utilized to furnish the
current for home consumption. Such tension lines are now being in-
stalled to furnith current to El Reno and Enid.
i. at Mich a great ' orporation is getting interested in Norman in-
dicates the higti position our "University City" is taking among the
eitie:, of Oklahoma, for i M. Billingsley Hi Company are not investing
.11 cities that have no future. They only deal with the best, and Viee-
1'ri dent liuey, of Chicago, who was here and closed the deal with
Mr. Larsh, is certain that Norman will prove one of the very best in-
vi atments the company could have. They are not investing for today,
liut !or ihe future- and d dare that Norman has one of the brightest of
Mr. Larsh disposed of propeity with greatest reluctance, for he, too,
realizes what a gM.it future is in store for Norman,
and how the property will become more and more valuable.
But to retain it mi ,nt in expenditure of some $:!5,000 at once to keep
tlu- plant up to the neci ssary iwcellence. The new company has plenty
of money, unfi can more easily fill all emergencies. It is believed, too,
that the company can and will give much greater concessions on rates than
would be possible- under the old corporation.
The present electric franchise with the city has some seven years to
run. Probably the new owners will submit a new proposition in a few
weeks, making notable concessions in rates.
Mr. Larsh is not leaving Noiman. lie stills retains all his property
except the lots upon which the power plant and ice plant are located,
ami two or three barn lots. He .knows, too, that Norman is on the up-
grade, and none of his other 1 ty is for sale. This sale was made
just because he got his p.'ce, and liecuuse of the great expenditures it
would be ne - ssary to make if he retained ownership.
It is probable the old force will have charge of the two plants (for
s-nne time, workin fo thi new owners under a manager who will
soon be here to tal e charge.
J he ! ranscript regr'is to see Mr. Larsh retiring from the ownership
cf thes 1 plants, jar be has ever done all in his power to give the best of
service. ; ad is aie of Norman's besl and most progressive men—but
he'll still be V III us, d ing .11 in his power to make "The University
City" what she should be, just as he has in the past.
Offlce, lies., 488.
First Nat'l Hank Bld«.
L. C. GILES INVESTMENT CO.
WHOLESALE 1 \RM LANDS. INDIAN LANDS A
Money to loan on improved farms. District Mana-
ger and Inspector for Alliance Trust Company, Dundee,
Scotland; Investors Company, Edinburg, Scotland, and
R. E. Holms & Sons, Winsted, Conn.
—Don't fail to call and see our line —Try Classified liners.
Incubators and Brooders at Nolan
Martin's. —Liggott's Candies—Mayfield's
ti,-Rej'i E' R; }Velch „off^iated u„ ,
the wedding of Jerry C. Gray and ! Mountaineer "
Miss Jimmie Hicks, which was. B. Y. P. U„ 6:30. Roger Wolfe is
solemnized at the M. E., South par- president of Section A, which includes
sonage on Wednesday. Jan. :ilst. The those who have nassed high school
contracting parties have numerous ! age. Archie McAlister is president of FIRST METHODIST KPISC OPAI
the day. The banquet for the S. .S.
Cabinet and the Bible Class on Wed-
nesday evening- was a delightful af
f-iir. Don't forget tb«• Bible ' 1
FRANK M. ALEXANDER. Pastor
friends to wish them happiness.
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Section B, which includes they high
school age. We have one of the besl
organizations in the state.
Evening service, 7:30. The pastor
will speak on "Israel's Lawgiver."
There will be special music, short
sermons and a warm welcome for all
T. W. GAYER, Pastor.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The usual services will be held to-
morrow. Sunday school at 10. public
worship, 11. Subject of sermon:
"Christ Our Righteousness."
Sunday school, 9:45. Dr. J. L. Day.
Superintendent. Prcaching 11. Sub-
ject: "Evangelism in the Sund;.
School." Epworth League at t> 45.
President of the E:>wnrth L" ig ic, A!
L. L. Clifton: president ■ f tin- Ilitr!1
School Epworth League, Mr. Harold
Pool, Preaching, 7:1".. Subject: "A
Happy Religion." Praver meeting
Wednesday evening, subjec': "Woman
and the Church." Leader, Mrs. E. L.
Howard, assisted by the women of the
church. Everybody is cordially in-
vited to all of these services.
ROBERT D. POOL. Pastor.
Early Ohio, Early Rose and
Triumph Seed Potatoes
ONIONS SETS AND GARDEN SEED
Oranges :i$e per Doz.
Cranberries 10c per qt.
All kinds of
Bargains in City Property and Farm Lands-See Pickard Co., Real Estate and Farm Loans.
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