The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 139, Ed. 1 Friday, September 12, 1919 Page: 3 of 8
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
Br BELVA M. THORNS
lOiirrlikl, till, to Ik* WMUra Km-
Martin Wolcott, bachelor, moved
from Lisle to Clyde because he wa Id
debt Mrs. Althea Burrows, widow,
remained In the latter town for the
■ame reason. The coincidental simi-
larity aa to motive and environment
went (till further. Both were regard-
ed aa above the average as to wealth
or the prospect of It. A third clrcum-
atance In this chain of sequence was
the fact that Judge Alward Marsh, who
had been Mrs. Burrows' attorney for
ten years, became likewise the legal
adviser of Mr. Wolcott
Now neither of the two named made
any pretense to the merest graze with
opulence. Neither was over thirty,
and both were healthy, accredltable and
good looking. Common rumor had It
however, that the fair widow hud In-
herited a gold mine out West that
might at any time open Its vast store
of wealth. When Mr. Wolcott came
to Clyde there followed him the report
that when a certain lawsuit he had
been fighting for five years was de-
cided, he would become the recipient
of a royal fortune.
The facts were really these: The
alleged mine had never produced so
much as an ounce of the precious
metal, nnd Mrs. Burrows had leased
the fifty acres Involved for grazing
purposes at barely enough to meet tai-
•* and water right installments. As
to the lawsuit, Wolcott had expended
Dearly all he had In legal fees and
had hopelessly abandoned any antici-
pations of success In winning It.
As said, Wolcott had come to Clyde
because he was in debt. N'ot that his
Lisle creditors were manifesting any
collection pressure, for he was a fa-
vorite with everybody, but, finding
himself growing poorer and poorer, he
resolved to get down to real work.
He was n specialist In cattle diseases,
and Clyde was the center of a large
rich farming district.
It was at the office of Judge Marsh
one day that Martin Wolcott met the
charming widow. The observing old
Jurist's eyes twiukled as he sensed a
mutual liking established between the
two. It got to be so that Wolcott be-
came a weekly visitor at the Burrows
home. They were vastly pleased with
each other and the prospective match
met with the approval of their friends.
Mrs. Burrows had made some in-
quiry regarding Mr. Wolcott. It was
to receive exaggerated Intelligence as
to the wonderful lawsuit that would
place him so high above her In the
way of wealth that her heart failed
her. Wolcott did the same thing. He
became despondent and hopeless when
he heard about the undeveloped Gol-
eonda in the Rockies which would
make of Mrs. Burrows a social queen,
who would naturally disdain the at-
tentions of a poor and obscure individ-
ual like himself.
Wolcott began to curtail his calls
upon Mrs. Burrows and the latter In-
fluenced by this and a realization of
the vast gulf between them, tried to
root out the love that might bring only
disappointment and sorrow. They had
not seen one another for two weeks,
when they came face to face in the
office of Judge Marsh. Each acted as
If their relations were strained. The
Judge was not In evidence, but they
decided to wait for him. A quick ten-
derness permeated the sensitive heart
of the sympathetic widow as she no-
ticed that Wolcott looked thin and
"You do not seem as well as when
[ last saw you, Mr. Wolcott," she said.
"That Is because I haven't seen so
much of you," replied Wolcott
"Is not that your own fault?" softly
Intimated the blushing widow. "Sure-
ly you have been always welcome at
"I have met with such kindly con-
llderation," answered Wolcott In un-
Iteady tones, "that I dared not con-
tinue my visits because I foresaw that
It could end only in banishment."
"How strangely you speak," she
"Mrs. Burrows, I am a plain man,"
laid Wolcott seriously. "It will be no
lews to you to know that you are to
lie the one woman In the world I re-
ipect, admire and cherish. It Is only
recently that I learned of your pros-
pects of fortune. A poor man, I dared
lot presume that you would look up-
n me as your equal."
"Why, Mr. Wolcott," exclaimed Mrs.
Burrows, "who ever gave you such a
ridiculous Idea. A poor man? It was
when I learned of your coming wealth
(hat I f«lt that I could never hope—
"Poor man, poor woman," lntcrrupt-
d Judge Marsh, bursting Into the
room radiant. "Mr. Wolcott, you have
laid enough to divest the situation of
iny misconception. Mrs. Burrows, you
ire too sensible a woman to resent an
ild friend like myself saying that
there Is no possible barrier of Inequal-
ity, socially or as to wealth, between
you two. I sent for both of you to
report that the people at the other
end of the lawsuit are willing to com-
promise for fifty thousand dollars, and
that they have discovered gold at the
mine and It promises a fortune. Be
happy, my children," laughed the old
Jurist gleefully, and he waved himself
from the room, and when he returned
hnlf an hour later the glowing faces
•f hia clients told htm that there would
aoen be a wedding.
■y LYDIA L. ROBERTS.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«!> ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦
"Dear me," ilghed Cora Brown aa
•he cleared away the dishes. "Chea-
ter does not eat much lately. I wish
he had the big appetite he used ta
have. I suppose he Is worried over
business. It's a dreadful mixture of
high prices, strikes and uncertainties.
It aeemi to me. Thlnga are getting
worse, I am afraid. Chester used to
talk so cheerfully at the supper table,
but now he Just nods an answer t«
me and thinks and eata, only he doesn't
eat enough. There, I forgot to tell
him that Dudley broke the cellar win-
The telephone rang and Cora an-
swered. 'This Is Mary," said her
cousin. "Will you come over this eve-
ning for a little while? Fred has gone
out and I'm lonesome. I want to show
you my new dress, too."
"Yes, I'll run over before I wash my
dishes," replied Cora. "Chester brought
work home so he won't miss me, and
the children are in bed. I'll be right
It was only a short walk to her
cousin's home, and soon the two women
were discussing new styles and com-
paring prices. "I must go now," said
Cora after an hour had passed, "there
are still my dishes to be washed and
Chester gets lonesome If I'm out long."
"Let's huve a cup of tea and some
of my fresh cake," urged Mary. "It
Is a new recipe and you might like it."
"I didn't eat much supper," sighed
Mary. "I had a good supper ready and
Fred ate a lot, but he told me of an
accident he saw on the way home. It
seems Impossible to save much now-
adays on Fred's salary, and I get so
worried when I think of the expenses
coming. Somehow the supper didn't
taste as good as I thought It was go-
"I should say so," said Cora Indig-
nant. "The Idea of Fred telling you
all those dreadful things at supper-
time. That's a nice kind of a way to
season your meal."
"Oh, he didn't mean any harm,"
eagerly said Maty. "He knows I am
Interested in anything he sees. I al-
ways tell him all the little household
happenings, too, either troubles or Joys,
and It doesn't affect his appetite."
"Yes. I tell Chester everything that
has happened through the day," agreed
Cora. "It keeps a man in touch with
the home, and I think they should
know all we have to put up with, but
his appetite—oh!" she stopped sud-
denly and sat thinking.
"Well, let us have our tea now," said
The next night when Chester Brown
came home Cora hurried to the door
to meet him.
'"Hello, honey, how's the day?" he
asked In his usual cheery way.
"I've had a fine day," answered
Cora brightly, as they sat down to the
good-smelling meal. "The work has
gone smoothly. I got a nice long let-
ter from Edith that I'll read you pres-
ently and baby cut his last tooth."
"Good work!" smiled Mr. Brown.
"How much is butter now?" he asked
a few minutes later.
"It is five cents a pound cheaper
this week, and It Is good butter, too,"
replied Cora. "Eggs are lower, also,
and I'm so glad we all like both those
things, because they are so healthful
for us," she continued cheerily, "I
used to pity Aunt Nora when she was
trying every way to coax her thin lit-
tle boy to eat nourishing things."
"Well, we certainly don't have to
coax our boys to ent," ruefully smiled
"No, bless 'em," laughed Cora, "and
the grocer to pay keeps the doctor
away. I asked Dudley today If he
ever, ever, got full, and he said: 'Oh,
yes, mamma, I'm full twice a year, any
way, on Thanksgiving and Christ-
"Ha ! Ha 1" laughed Chester Brown,
"he Is a witty little rascal."
"Yes," sitld Cora, watching him as
she talked and much pleased to see
the way the vegetables were disappear-
ing. "I took Arnold over to Mrs.
"Have the boys been good today?"
asked Chester as Cora brought In the
"Yes, Indeed," she answered quick-
ly and remorsefully watched his face
brighten. "Arnold wiped the dishes
and Dudley swept the piazza for me.
I thought I would teach them to help,
now they are old enough. They like
the responsibility and I praised them
and told them I ould tell you all
"Why, that's fine," said Chester,
looking proud and pleased. "There
need be no spankings tonight, then."
"Oh, no, they are too big for that. I
find they listen to my explanations and
really seem to understand why they
must not do things now."
"Thank goodness," sighed Chester.
"They got Into so much trouble last
week I felt as If I had ceased to be
their father and was simply the chief
apanker of the family."
"I will read you this letter now," Raid
Cora. "It Is very Interesting because
It tells about the ranch life."
"Children are great laugh-makers,"
chucklart Mr. Brown.
"You look mighty nice tonight,
wlfle," he continued, "I haven't eaten
no much supper for a long time, seems
to me. Tasted extra good tonight;
did you season It any different, dear?"
"Yes, dear," smiled Cora, as he
threw a kiss for thanks. "It is my spe-
cial new brand. I seasoned It with
love mixed with understanding and
spiced with cheerfulness. I've decided
to nae that kind right along."
(Copyright, 1119, McClure N*wapap«r Ern-
Oklahoma City, Sept. 12.—Gover-
nor and Mrs. Robertson, state treas-
urer and Mrs. Leecraft, Joe S. Morris,
secretary of state and Mrs. Morris,
left this (Friday) afternoon, for New
York City, Philadelphia and Norfolk,
Va., to present to the U. S. S. Okla-
homa, the state's gift of a silver ser-
vice. The service, which was pur-
chased during the Cruce administra-
tion, has been in a safe deposit vault
in New York City, pending an oppor-
tunity to make the formal presenta-
tion. Gen. Roy Hoffman, who will
also be one of the official party left
last night for Stigler and will join the
others in the east the first of the
The Tulsa,, one of the latest addi-
tions to the varied craft of the Unit-
ed States navy, is now at Philadel-
phia and her officers invited the party
to be its guests. The Tulsa will con-
vey Governor Robertson and party
from Philadelphia to Norfolk.
There is a possibility that Senator
R. L. Davidson, of Tulsa, will be act-
ing governor during the absence of
Governor Robertson. Lieut. Gov. M.
E. Trapp, it was stated, probably will
be in Kansas City, Missouri, and else-
where beyond the boundaries of the
state before Governor Robertson re-
turne the latter part of next week and
in that event Senator Davidson, by
virtue of his office as president of the
senate, will be acting governor.
FANNIE INEZ BELL DOES
FEATURE WORK IN TEXAS
Lost His Home by Fire
While here on Wednesday night,
attending the Woodmen meeting, Os-
car Dragoo was informed by phone
that his dwelling in Oklahoma City
was burning and immediately left for
that place. Reports from the fire
state that the house and all it con-
tained were destroyed and that he
had no insurance. The home was
in Linwood addition, northwest of the
city and the loss was some $5,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Dragoo formerly lived
in this county, in the vicinity of Lex-
ington, and removed some months
ago to Oklahoma City.
Miss Fannie Inez Bell, who gradu-
ated from the school of journalism
last spring, has just returned from
Dallas, Texas, where she has been
doing feature writing for the Dallas
Despatch during the summer vaca-
tion. Miss Bell will be editor of the
University of Oklahoma magazine
during the coming year. Immediate-
ly after graduation Miss Bell in-
vaded the oil district around Wichita
Falls, Texas., and her work in that
section of the Longhorn state was
so unusual that the Dallas paper
called her into larger fields.
10,000 pounds Peach
Pitts. Will pay 2c
per pound in trade
or 1^4c per pound
U. S. TUBBS
I Buick Six—D45—5 tires,
Bumper, in good shape. Look
this over, take a ride in it.
1 Davis, Big Six, 5 Cord Tires,
runs like new.
3 Dodge Bros. Cars, all in
1 Maxwell, run less than 3000
miles, looks like new, $450.
1 Seneca Car.
1 Ford, repainted and over-
1 Overland 90, run 30 davB.
We can recommend any of the
above to the most fastidious.
Special Meeting Rebekahs.
At the meeting of the Norman Re-
Try This on
If your are afflicted with
any form of dry eczema or
pimples, use the soothing,
healing ointment, Dry Zen-
sal. For the watery erup-
tions, Moist Zensal is the
only sure treatment. 75c a
Reed & Foster
Mayfield's Drug Store
S. D. Morgan
If you want to buy or
j want to sell anything
don't fail to call at this
store, where you will be
j given a square deal in ev-
j ery way. Fine line of
j new furniture at prices
j that are very low.
Telephone 622 and let
us te'.i you about it.
215 W. Main. Phone 622
bekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., tonight
(Friday), Mrs. Minnie Stacey of Ho-
bart, Grand Matron of the Rebekah
Assembly of Oklahoma, will be pres-
ent and make an address. A full at-
tendance of the members is request-
Miss Frona Asher will be at the
Varsity Hall Monday afternoon from
two until six to organize classes in
social dancing. For further informa-
tion phone 712. 139-2t
PRICE DYE WORKS
We call for and deliver.
We serve you right.
We serve you well.
PRICE DYE WORKS
518 S. Webster Phone 593
Compare our prices. We buy in
larger quantities, consequently buy
cheaper and we sell for less.
Large Crisco $1.95
Medium size Crisco $1.00
Best Flour $5.75
2 pkg. Grapenuts 25c
First Class meat market.
Largest and best stock of groceries in
Norman, Okla. Too busy to write
more. Come and investigate
and save money.
U. S. TUBBS
'HOSE snappy, nifty ties
for the College Man in Eng-
lish straight cuts and that
all popular Bias cut are ga-
lore in our abundant display
The colors are whatever you
You'll be as well pleased
with them as you will be
with the ties—they're made
to keep company together.
Make this your headquarters
as of old.
120 East Main
Sorietv Brand Clothes
iPiMP-Mi-f" ■ ■ *
L. c. GILES
W. C WHIP
Office—First National Bank Bidding
Giles-Weir Investment Comnnn
FARM LANDS AND CITY PROPERTN
I Call and see us, we have some good properties listed wor
t the money. See us if you desire a loan on farm prop'rt
If you have property for sale list it with us
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'Ring the dinner bell" — and
ake the biscuits"
brown and quick
i" air-tight oven of your
;; U > u^e. The Majestic
v .' thing — meats,
: , v !:cs, pies, puddings
>iid< Hully fine, because
.kes it so easy for you to
mtrol the exact heat desired
id joints are riveted air-tight,
■id the Hue lining is pure
1 • tos. No part of the
i-Kiic Range can get
v or 1 • ;e. No heat can
■ e. With economy of
you can have a slew,
n :i< or hot oven, as
,,i ! halie to your
or in Blue Enamel, if desired.
This lustrous enamel flntoh in the
final touch to Majestic Range
bmuty. The smooth nickel trim-
ming; the natural finish charcoal
iron, runt-resisting body; the blue
burnished cooking top —are all
i>o euny to keep newly bright,
Range is not the
lowest in price,
but is the lowest
in cost. It is
to buy Majestic
v ^ M •
ith a Reputdtion
NOLAN <3 MARTIN
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