The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 229, Ed. 1 Monday, December 29, 1919 Page: 4 of 4
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT. NORMAN, OKLA.
Paid in Full
By WALTER J. DELANEY
(Copyright. 1919, by the Western News-
For a dying man, Murk Walton was
strangely Jovial, cheersome and rec-
onciled. The flat liad gone forth from
his physician that his days were num-
bered, and when some twenty friends
and relatives were invited to his hou. e
at a prescribed hour one afternoon,
they stared at one another and then
at the flower-decorated house, at an
orchestra made up of violin, 'cello and
harp in an alcove, and then through
an open doorway Into the capacious
dining room, where a table was set
gleaming with crystal and silver as
though anticipatory of some rare fes-
"I wonder what we are here for?"
whispered a half-third cousin of their
host to an equally distant relative.
"Supposed It was to say good-by
to a dying man," came the low-spoken
response, "but the layout suggests a
When dinner was announced and
the guests trooped into the dining
room they found Mr. Walton propped
up In an Invalid chair, pale and thin,
but with a welcoming smile on his
face. He remained at the table, but
partook very sparingly of the meal,
while urging his guests to enjoy a
good dinner. He chatted familiarly
with one and all of those present.
His niece, Estelle liliss, a great fa-
vorite with the old man, sat at his
right hand. The chair at his left was
occupied by Alan Bruce. The latter
was a young man In nowise related
to Mr. Walton, but he had been a sort
of occasional secretary for the latter
off and on for a year.
"My friends," spoke Mr. Walton,
when the sumptuous repast had been
dispatched, "you Include all the peo-
ple, relatives and friends, for whom 1
have a warm sentiment of confidence
and liking. I wish you to enjoy a
pleasant evening—uiuslc and dancing
and visiting together, and toward
midnight when you have fully enjoy-
ed yourselves I will meet you all In
the library. There I wish to distrib-
ute my fortune among you."
There was a vast flutter among the
throng. Suddenly vague hopes were
raised. The envious ones looked at
Estelle and Alan.
But all the Innocent, gentle-hearted
thought of Estelle was fidelity to this
good old man, while Alan considered
that he had been well paid for all he
hnd done for a generous employer,
and had no right to expect any share
In the announced distribution.
"My physician, Mr. Walton," pur-
sued, tells me I may live here a
month. In another climate perhaps
a half n year, so I am going away and
you will probably never see me again.
I want 110 squabbling over my small
possessions when I am gone, but har-
mony and satisfaction among you all.
I have converted my holdings Into
ready cash. Each of you will receive
a sealed envelope containing what I
have thought best and just to award
you. I would prefer that none of you
ever discloses the amount you have re-
Estelle and Alan drifted together,
danced together, conversed together
all the evening. They were very well
acquainted and had become warm
friends. When the good-night melody
was played each one of the group pass-
ed into the library, received n sealed
envetope, and Mr. Walton shook hands
with them with a kindly word and they
snw him for the last time, for he died
on his Journey South two days later.
Alan Bruce was startled and then
mystified as he opened the envelope
addressed to himself. It contained
twenty one thousand dollar bills. In a
corner of the envelope, however, wad-
ded up as If It had got there acciden-
tally, was a note, or rather whnt was
left of It. The same bore an old date.
The signature was torn olT it. Had
been made out to "Robert Thorne,"
whoever he was, and was canceled by
him. "Paid in full."
Alan placed the twenty thousund
dollars In a safety deposit box and said
nothing to anybody about it. But he
did a deal of thinking. Somehow he
felt that there must be some mistake.
Had he got money Intended for some-
one else. And then the mystery of the
canceled note. He learned that it had
leaked out that Estelle had received
only five hundred dollars, and that
many were censuring Mr. Walton for
leaving so mean a pittance to Ills fa-
vorite niece. One day he met Estelle
on the street.
"Mr. Bruce," she s"ald, "I value your
good opinion and I know you respected
and esteemed Uncle Mark. People are
condemning him because he left me
only live hundred dollars. The truth
Is he acted most liberally, for we learn-
ed he had paid five thousand dollars
father owed to a Mr. Thorne. Father
Is like another being since that ter-
rible load is honorably lifted from hi*
shoulders. Are you 111?"
No! Only electrified with a sudden
Illumination. In a flash Alan discern-
ed that there had indeed been a mis-
take. The twenty thousand dollars
and the canceled note were intended
for Estelle and the five hundred dollurs
He was so glad that this was re-
versed, so noble, s# unselfish, that In
her secret soul Estelle Blis held to
the belief that he was the grandest
man In the whole world. She was an
heiress now, but oh, h w Joyfully she
accepted Alan when he spoke of the
love be could no locrger restraU.
YANK FIGHTER IS
HEIR TO HAREM
OF FORTY WIVES
Bobby McLean, Ex-Sergeant of Ma-
rines, Now Sultan, Wants to
Give Away His Dusky
South Sea Beauties.
BERKELEY, Cal., Dec. 28.—Rob-
ert A. McLean, ex-sergeant of ma-
rines bad enough wives for Ali Ba-
ha's famous gang, at the rate of one
wife apiece. And he's in a great
hurry to give them away!
Forty of them! And most of us
can't support one.
i'ut feeding- forty wives is no trick
for a mail who holds as dizzy an emi-
nence anions the world's potentates
as Mcl.can. Npr is the clothes gi'.l
heavy in this case.
McLcati is the sultan of Llanft-
Llang. There's no joke about it. He
is the only living rightful heir to that
glorious and storied throne.
I.lang-Llang is an island ift the
southern Philippines, three squatc
miles in area, with 2,500 subjects and
what is more to the point— a valua-
ble pearl fishery owned by the royal I
Sis years ago Mcl ean was station-
ed in the Philippines, lie was sent
to Llang-Llang on a mission. The
sultan, Abul Kasha Mid, took a fan-
cy to him and adopted him as his son.
These adoptions are a common na-
"1 left the island and forgot all
about the adoption," says McLean.
"But reiently the sultan died and I
was notified tliat 1 was the only heir
to his kingdom.
"The pearl fisheries arc valuable.
I shall investigate further this win-
ter and leave for my new realm i'l
As to the forty wives, they are the
widows of Abdul Kasha Mid.
They arc not slaves, McLean ex-
plains, but regular wives and are re-
garded by the island custom as part
of the dead ruler's estate, which Mc-
Lean is bound to administer. The
new sultan remarks coyly:
"I didn't see them while I was
there, and have no idea what they
But as the natives of Llang-I.lang
are a cross between Spanish and Jap-
anese, they are probably light-yellow,
with open and friendly manners.
Plain truth is, Sultan McLean is in
something of a pickle about how to
dispose of the two score ornaments
of his household. For one thing,
they're all widows. For another—
there's a brand new Mrs. McLean
who absolutely refuses to stand aside
and give up her husband to the forty
Mrs. McLean, daughter of a Polish
count, speaks up promptly to state
that she will accompany her husband
when lie goes to take possession of
his inheritance. She was Miss Eva
W isnewski, and her father is a scient-
ist connected with Cornell university.
"Oh, I'll give 'em away," McLean
avers. "There arc sultans on neigh-
boring islands and I'll distribute the
ladies among them, if the sultans are
When the 249 Reds were deported
a few days ago they lived up to their
reputations as they were taken
aboard ship under guard.
They raved and cursed the govern-
ment, and vehemently declared that
they would return and wreak ven-
geance upon every agency that stands
for law and order and decency.
And they will return—be sure of
The Mexican border alone offers
every opportunity for again invading
this country, even if they were suc-
cessfully barred from our regular
ports. It may even be considered a
settled fact that Carranza will afford
them every facility to this end.
There are only two effective means
of curbing a Red—iron bars or a
Gentleness and humanity only fan
the fires of hatred.
The Modern Bundle Laundry
opens for business Monday morning.
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open-; for business Monday morning.
Send your finish bundle work—yoti
get courteous, pleasing service and
prompt delivery. Phone 743.
Call 743 and the Modern Bundle
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Don't forget the Chamber of Com-
merce luncheon at the Sooner cor.
fcctionery at 12:15 on Tuesday.
Judge W. L. Eaglelon will talk on
law enforcement and there will be
other matters of interest discusscd.
The price of the luncheon is only 50
cents—which is less than you can go
home and eat. A full attendance is
desired, especially of the business
men. Let us make these Chamber
of Commerce luncheons a marked
feature of the business activities of
the week—just as they are made in
Oklahoma City. Make it a point to
be at the luncheon, Mr. Business
Be good to the new year and it may
be the same to you.
Fred M. Andrews, formerly with
the Transcript, writes from Everett,
Wash., that lie is getting a dollar an
hour workmix on a Merganthaler ma-
chine, and his day's work is 7 1-2
hours—but he says that even at those
wages he is just "getting by," every-
thing being high in proportion.
The Universal Electric
Grill makes getting break-
fast very convenient. Wher-
ever there is a light socket,
there you can connect the
electric grill, and in just a
few moments it's hot enough
to make coffee, fry or poach
eggs, make toast, or cook
many of the things you could
not have if you had to build
a fire in the stove.
Come in and let us ex-
plain the easy operation oi
the Universal Grill.
ion DUA«« 6.A
Frieda Hempel prove* that tbere is no difference between
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Comparijon tests timikr to this have been heard by over three
million people. The music critics of five hundred representative
newspapers have publicly reported the fact that no one has been
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you will understand what it is that makes her great among the
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mysterious, lifting power—a power which transmutes every note
into gold and every bar into angel music. It is Hempel s sub-
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and perpetuated in his Re-Creations. That is why he considers
the New Edison the greatest of his inventions. That is why
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129 East Main.
And tobacco now tastes much
You'll know this when you
smoke the famous Lucky Strike
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It's toasted to develop and seal
in the Burley tobacco flavor.
Of) Guaranteed by
at Rucker s
Woolens, silks, percales, ginghams,
shirtings, curtain scrims, outings and
many other short lengths not here men-
COME TO THIS SALE—IT WILL
BE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.
price of Meat
Forty-eight hours after cattle
are purchased by Swift &
Company they are hanging up
as meat; within two weeks the
fresh meat has been sold.
This speed means money in
the pocket of the one who raises
the live stock and of the one who
eats the meat. It means a rapid
"turnover" of capital and invest-
ment—making possible the trans-
action of 'daily business on a
narrower margin of profit.
Speed permits Sv/ift &
Company to do a successful
business on a profit of a fraction
of a cent per pound.
Such speed with its rapid
turnover and smaller profits
would be impossible without the
efficient organization and wide
scope of Swift & Company, the
results of fifty years' experience
in handling meat.
Do you believe that govern-
ment interference with the com-
plicated and efficient machinery
of the packing industry can be
of any benefit ? Experience with
government regulation of rail-
roads and telephone and tele-
graph might suggest an answer.
Swift & Company, U. S, A.
Lxpmsrs S OJ/o -
To Stock faiser
THIS SHOWS -x
WHAT BECOMES OF \
THE AVERAGE DOLLAR \
RECCIVEO BY \
SWIFT & COMPANY^
FROM THE SALE OF MEAT
AND BY PRODUCTS
<5 CENTS IS PAID FOR THE
12.96 CENTS FOR LABOR
EXPENSES AND FREIGHT
2.04 CENTS REMAINS
SWIFT & COMPANY
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The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 229, Ed. 1 Monday, December 29, 1919, newspaper, December 29, 1919; Norman, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc114235/m1/4/: accessed November 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.