Norman Democrat--Topic. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1900 Page: 1 of 4
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NORMAN DEMOCRAT TO
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900.
LOCAL roll IICAL NEWS^
Of the nent (I month* will he «f eipar-
Ihi imeie«t to every voter. Tko
l>K MO< ILAT-TOI'lt' will rhroiilrl*
nil the l«.ral politic*! Ro«al| •• wall
mm Teri Itorlal and National happen-
iiiuh of pulillv iuterent.
GOEBEL DIED A MARTYR.
Tin Assassin's Bullet
[Life of Kentucky's Most Famous
Biots Out the J- T- Skinner-of Chandler- Relieved of
$120.00 In Cash-Jean Sliadrick
and Hays Bunigarner Also
William Goebel, tbe myrtar of
Kentucky Democracy, dud painless
ly at «:45 Saturday evening last.
From an early tour Saturday
morning until the hour of his death
Mr. Goebcl's condition grew steadilj
worse. Shortly before noon, after
hypodermic injection® of strychnine
and whUkey, and afterward of
morphine, had been given him, Air.
Goebel requested that Cap!. L. C4.
Wallace of the Kentucky peniteiiti
ary, an intimate friend, he went for,
and when the !atter came the two
had a short converHation.
"Lew"- said Mr. Goebel, "I wish
to anuouuee to the world that 1 do
not hold myself in open violence to
tl.e word of God."
"Doctor," said he feebly to I)r.
McCorraack, who stood at the bed-
side, "I'm afraid now that I'm not
going to get over this."
])r. MoCormack endeavored to
cheer the fast failing man, but the
latter soon relapsed into a condition
of semi consciousness. About one
o'clock he aroused himself again,
and calling l)r, McCormack to his
side said: "Doctor, am I going to
get well, 1 want to know the ti titli
for I have several things to attend
"Mr. Goebel, you have but a few
hours to live," replied Dr. McCor
Mr. Goebel was silent for a
moment, then calli'ig his brother
Arthur Goebel to his side, he asked
that the physicians and nurses re-
The only persons present at the
deathbed were Mr. Goebel s sister,
Mrs. Braunack .'r, and his brother,
Aithur Goebel of Cincinnati, who
have been in constant attendance at
Mr. Goebel's bedside, and Dr. Mc-
Cormack. Justus Goebel, another
brother who has been hurrying from
Arizona as fast as steam would
carry him, in a vain hope of leach-
ing his dying brother in time for
some token of recognition, arrived
forty minutes too late.
Exactly one hour after the death
of Mr. Goebel, J. C. W. Beckham
was sworn in as governor of state,
the oath being administrated by S.
J. Shackelford, clerk ot the court
There was a possible chance for
peace the first of the week. Dem-
ocratic and republican leaders had
reached an agreement whereby the
difficulty could be adjusted. 1 fay-
lor has not yet agreed to the stipu-
lations and unless he does blood
Election of Officers.
At the last meeting of the Coterie
Club held Tuesday, the following
officers were elected: Mrs. L. J.
Edwards, president; Mrs. I). R.
Boyd, vice president; Mrs. W. S,
Hamilton, secretary; Mrs. R. L.
The lecture to have been given
Thursday night, at the Cumber-
land Presbyterian church on "Town
and Villiage Improvements" has
been postponed by reason of the
weather. Date will be announced
Norman was the scene ol another
bold holdup Monday ni ht, in
which .I. T. Skinner, < f Chandler,
Jean Sliadrick and I lays Bumgarner
of this place, were relieved « f
$ 120.00, i 17.50 ami $20.00 reap.-
tively. The robbery oecured in tin
southeast part of town between
eleven and twelve o'clock.
It seems tlint while Bumgarner,
Shadrick and Skinner were walking
along a street in the southeast par'
of town they were confronted l \
two individuals who wrre wearing
masks and commanded to throw up
their hands. Skinner endeavored
to argue the question with the
robbers, however his argument was
punctuated with a blow from a
blunt instrument, presumably a
revolver, in the hands of one of the
robbers. The blow stunned Skinner.
His pockets were then gone through
twelve ten dollar bills extracte i
Shadrick was relive.1 of $17.50 and
Skinner is from Chandler and had
realized $120.00 from the sale « 1 a
span of mules, lie is a yoiinu
Electric Line for Lexington.
The Lexington Leader is out.
an electric street railway to vmiiiei-i
Purcell and Lexington. Thi- i
the way it pu's it: An elect, ii-.*
htr**et railway will beourii'xt pub
lie enterprise. The bridge com-
pany are at work making plans and
specifications to build a street rail-
way from Purcell to Lexington,
across the South Canadian river.
One of the firs: things to he done is
to widen the bridge across the
river to a sufficient width to admit
the public travel and street car
track, which can easily be done by
adding a row of piling either above
or below the bridge at a little more
than half the cost of the present
bridge. Go ahead, boys, and tie
the two towns together—that's
what we need.
To Assist in the Cotney Case.
A. O. Cruce, of Ardmore, one of
iin- most noted criminal lawyers in
the territory was here Tuesday con-
fering with parlies concerning the
Cotney murder case which will he
tried May lOlli. Mr. Cruce will as-
sist Prosecuting Attorney Nico-
deinus in representing the territory
against Frank Smith, charged with
the murder of Kd (/Olney at Lex-
ington last October.
Sam Jones at Norman.
Rev, A. C. Pickens was one of
was one of the twenty five Norman-
ites who went to Oklahoma City
Monday to hear the celebrated Sam
P. Jones. Rev. Pickens has mad
arrangements to have the famous
pulpit orator at Norman sometime
in April, the dale not yet agreed
A New Saloon.
J. L. (iibbs has mode applicatioi
to the county clerk fur license lo
sell liquor in ward one of the city
of Norman. The new saloon will
be located in the Davis building,
now occupied <iy the Vienna
GOING TO WASHINGTON.
"Big Jim," Chief of the Shawnees Will
Lobby for His Tribe.
A son of Joe Blanchard, inter-
perter for "Big Jim" chief of the
Shawnees was a caller at the Dkmo-
chat office Tuesday afternoon. He
informed us that his father and
4kBig Jim" will leave next week for
Washington D. C. to work tor
their tribe in the matter of removal
lo a New Mexico Reservation.
The speedy settlement of the
Indian lauds by the white man has
long been a source of annoyance to
the Shawnees. They, as have many
other tribes, started a movement to
trade their allottments to the gov-
ernment for reservations elsewhere.
The Shawnees have selected New
Mexico as the laud of their choiec
and attempted to get congress to
grant them this previlege two years
ago, but without avail. "Big Jim"
and Joe Blanchard will remain in
Washington for an indefinite period
in an attempt lo get recognition
from congress that their tribe may
evade the steady ii flux ot the white
man by having a reservation of
their own in sunny New Mexico.
ACQUAINTED WITH TAYLOR.
S. P. Render, of This Placc, Is Well
Acquainted With W. S. Taylor
Vice President, S. P. Render of
the Citizens' hank, is well acquaint-
ed with W. S. Taylor, who claims
to be governor of Kentucky. "We
were boys together" said Mr.
Render Wednesday. Continuing
lie said: "Taylor was a very ordi-
' nary boy, in fact was not up with
the average. However, he has
been quite successful in recent years.
He was elected prosecuting attorney
of Butler county a few years ago}
having great odds against him.
That race indicated lie was a poli-
tician. He has never experienced
defeat in a political contest. I
know Whittaker, the man who is
now in jail suspected of firing the
shot that killed Goebel. He is a
dangerous man and has a bad
Following is the report from the mules for sale.
White Mound School for the mouth
X ABOUT COUNTRY PEOPLE. *
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David Cooper, of the southeast-
eru portion of the county, was in
Capt. J. M. Jarboe has moved
from Lexington to his farm near
Mrs. .laneway is quite sick of
pneumonia fever at her home in
Capt. J. M. Jarboe, of the south-
ern portion of the county, was in
Mrs. S: A. Richards living a few
miles east of town, was reported
quite sick Saturday.
Clias. T. (.orion commenced sow-
ing oats this week. He is the first
in his neighborhood to take up the
work hut is confident he will reap a
W. R. Lassiter, of (vase township
who was in Norman Wednesday,
says there is considerable sickness
in his locality.
Perry Roberts was here from the
southern portion of the county last
Wednesday with several head of
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\ DR. H. J. WHITTIER,
Near Junction, lO West Ninth St., Kansas City, Mo.
Death of Mrs. J. M. Daniel.
Died, on February 5th 1900, Mrs
Mollie A. Daniel wife of J. M,
Daniel of Case Township Cleve-
land County, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Daniel, daughter of Willis
and Lucinda Hall was born in
Sumpter County, Alabama on
February 3rd 1841, and at the
time of her death was 5U years and
two days old. She was converted
and joined the Missionary Baptist
church in her thirteenth year and
lived a consistent christian life dy-
ing in the full triumph of a living
faith and leaving a bright testimony
to console her many friends left be-
hind and they mourn not as those
without looking forward to a joy-
ous reunion in the sweet over there.
Mrs. Daniel was married to J.
M. Daniel at Cherry Creek Church,
Pontotoc County, Mississippi, by
Rev. L. Hall on November, 26th,
1801. The result of this union was
nine children seven of whom sur-
vive her, four sons and three
daughters, and six of them being
present at her bedside during her
last hours. Funeral services were
conducted at Harmony School
House by ltev. Stokesberry, he be-
ing her choice, and followed by a
large concourse of lelatives and
friends the remains were interred at
Fairuiew cemetery to await the
coming of the great day. By re-
quest of the deceased J. L. Owen
ending January 31, 11)00: Number
of pupils enrolled 58, average daily
attendance 49. Those neither tardy
oi absent: Harry Hughs, Sallie
Hughs, Noble Hays, Willie Thomp-
son, Fay Thompson, Jess Thomp-
son, Marvin Winton, Jim Freeman,
Elsie McGee, Otis McGee ami Will
Seig. Those making au average of
ninety or more: Edwin Hays, Ola
Wagner, Mary Winton, Blanche
Winton, Eva Hays, Will Seig and
Amok Kkller, Teacher.
H. M. S. "Pinafore."
To-night (Friday) at the Opera
house the Music Department of
the University will present the
interesting and dramatic opera en-
One of the features will be a
chorns of fortv members of Miss
Grace A. King's mtisic classes.
Speoiul scenery has* been painted
for the occasion, and elaboriate
costnnie? will grace the large cast
of oh&i'fccters. This will be one of
the fittest attractions ever given at
the Opera house and will doubtless
draw a large enthusiastic audience.
CleTeland County Fruit.
Mr. Jay Sherman, one of Cleve-
land county's most successful far-
mers, last season sold 1100 worth of
apples from t'velve trees, and from
the same trees obtained fruit
enough to can for family use, he-
side supplying a large quantity to
conducted the singing at the funer-1 neighbors. Yet some people say
al services. The evening following , that fruit cannot be successfully
the fuucral S. 1*. Beardsley and j raised i
wife visited the bereaved family Kegister,
and couduc'.ed family worship by
reading of scripture followed by
Prot. Clark II. Bronson, the
celebrated blind phrenologist, of
ChicaLra, will open his course of
For Fraudelent Mortgages.
Last Friday Deputy Sheriff Chief j popular lectures, upon the science
Mayes arrested one C. W. Little, of of man. with a free lecture on next
Chandler, where he is wanted for j Monday night at the opera house,
fraudeleutly mortgaging property, i February 12. The Professor comes
He had giveh mortgages for about j highly recommended. A good
$1,400 on property be never owned, time may be anticipated.
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* * * MERIT * t *
ofl r THE PIONEER DRUG STORE, for the
rrA reason that our stock is a meritorious one—
^ clean, new and the largest in town. Good
news spreads, and the grand opening of the New Pio-
neer Drug Store, its elegant fixtures and large stock,
has spread over the conntry and the result is our store
has been visited by many new faces that never entered
the Pioneer Drug Store of old. This is what we want.
We cater to the pub'ic desires and buy accorningly.
••IT PAYS TO QIVE 5.VIISFACTION"
Ih our motto, and a good one it is. When
the doctor writer h prescription, take it to
one who known best how t till it.
Pioneer Drug Store.
*****«**: $**#** $*«*#** * * * * 9 fr $ *
W. T. MAYFIELD. *
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D. C. Ecker, living in the eastern
portion of the county, says farmers
ill his section, arc preparing for
It is reported that J. A. Edwards
has bought the Deunisou farm near
the city. Mr. Edwards, it will be
remembered, sold his farm lo Hi
J. II. Willingham. of Etowah,
ordered this paper for a year last
Wednesday. lie reports the death
of Walter Wood ring, of that locality
which occurred last week.
A. A. Elvington is in the Chicka-
saw country, building a house for
Ward and Donegan, on the Ike
C. I). Bowden, of Lexington, was
a caller at this ofHce Tuesday. He
advanced his date on the subscrip-
tion book to August II, 1900.
The report reached town Tues
day that Mrs. J. M. Daniel died
Monday at her home in Case town-
ship. Death resulted from pneu-
E. B. Allen, formerly represen-
tative from this district, but now of
Gainesville. Tex., is here looking
after business matters. Mr. Allen
is now in the grocery business.
II. \V. Tate was here Saturday
from the southeastern portion of
the county. He says his little hoy
who has been quite sick for some-
time, is eonsiderally improved.
Sam A. Goodrich will sell at
public sale al his place three miles
south and two and one-half miles
east of Norman, and two miles
north of Noble, on Wednesday,
February, 14, the following describ-
ed property: Twenty-five head of
cattle, several good milk cows, two
year-old heifers and steers, and
yearlings and calves; thirty head of
hogs, some fine Poland-China brood
saws, twenty-live head of shoats,
good team of horses, Bain wagon,
good as new, harness, farming
tools, etc. Terms: All sums un-
der HO, cash; sums over *10, notes
with approved security ten month's
time at eight per cent interest.
KILLED ANOTHER NEGRO.
M. J. Jobe, Kills In Self Defense, A
Brother of His First Victim.
M. J. .lobe, who was amsted in
Norman f>r the killing of a negro
*tiia!l| ox patient at Dennison, Texan
lias auaiH demonstrated hit handi
ii«-hm wiili a mm, hy (Hilling the
Hcalp of another negro to his helt.
Johe, who returned to Norman
Wednesday, say« while walking up
the street in company with a sheriff
at Dennison, a brother of the negro
he killed sometime ago. an account
of which was puhlished in this pa-
per recently, fired two shots at him
without effect. Jobe then drew a
revolver, fired one shot and the
negro fell dead. At a preliminary
hearing Johe says he was vindicated.
The Norman State Bank has this
day been converted into a National
Bank under the name nf the First
National Bank of Norman, Okla,
The new bank will be under the
-ame management as wa« the Nor-
man State Bank with the same
officers with one exception, Mr.
•I. A. ilullum was elected vice-
president instead of Geo. T. Key-
nolds. The new bank will have
$50,000 capital fully paid which
together with thp addition of such
men as J. A. Nullum and E. B-
Johnson, make it a much
stronger bank. With the increas
ed capital we hope to be able to
offer our friends and patrons even
better facilities than it has been
in our power to do in the past.
Wishing to thank our many
good friends and customers for
their past patronage of the Norman
State Bank and hoping to have a
con tins nee of the same for ••The
First National Bank."
C. H. Bkssf.nt, Cashier.
Norman, Feby., 1. 100').
Mrs. Ira Robinson died of pneu-
monia at her home in Caae township
♦ UNIVERSITY NOTES.
Michael Spuyers enrolled this
Itav 11 time lias returned from
Miss Maud Rule is reported as
Miss (irtteliPii Van Winkle is
agsin in t.h« University.
Misses Blanch Morgan and Alice
Boyd enrolled at the University
I'rof. Buchanan reports very few
failures in his department this
The regular recital will be held
next Saturday evening, February
10'h in the University chapel.
The University will celebrate
Lincoln's birthday at chapel ex-
ercises the 12th. of this month.
Milo Burt, formerly of the Uni-
versity, but now of Kingfisher, was
the guest of Floyd Bolond lastweew
'I'lie choral union enrolled eight
new members Monday evening
inxking a total membership of seV*
The new students are gradually
coming into school and the enroll*
nient of tli new semester will no
doubt exceed that of the old-
Miss Maud DeCou has invited
Miss Grace A. King to sing at an
entertainment to he given by the
high school pupils at New Kirk the
latter part of this month.
The entire school is talking
about H. M. S. Pinafore which will
occur in the opera house Friday
night, Feb., 9th. This will doubt-
less be the best, so far, of the many
treats furnished by the music de-
Oratorical and Musical Entertainment.
Miss Ida Gum, a graduate of the
Kansas City School of Elocution
and Oratory, assisted by Miss King,
Shamrock Quartett and local talent
will give an elocutionajy and mus-
ical entertainment at the Opera
House on Monday night, February
19th. Admission 25 and 35 cents.
Tickets ou sale at usual place.
? ? DO WOMEN READ ADVERTISMENTS ? ?
The Dhmocbat, in order to in- tain price; we know what to expect
dicate the extent to which adver when we reach his store. I prefer
tisements iu this paper are read, has this kind of au advertisement to one
interviewed a number of ladies this consisting of general statements."
week regarding the matter. \ Mrs. S. S.Ford: "Yes indeed,
The season we have sought the.I rt.ad advertisements. It is a bmi-
lady readers of the paper lor ex nt'si proposition and every one
pressiois is because they do thels||0U|,l read them carefully."
shopping, Not one man in ten Mr„ JollI1 w ]jari)0ur; „j rell)i
read advertisements but before this advertisement8. I prefer to read
scries of interviews have concluded onc qUOijng prices."
the Democrat feels confident it will
. .. r c ii Mrs. J. Q. Durfey: t(| seldom
prove, to the satisfaction of all, ' 1
. r . i j: „ 11read advertisements."
that nine of every ten ladies read
the advertisements. The questions Mrs. Ii. I. Berry: "I read id-
employed in developing the informa-!Ve,'tIseraen^8*
tiou arc: "Do you read the adver Mrs. ij. J. Edwards: "I read all
tisements in the Democrat?" conspicuous advertisements."
"What class of advertisements do
Mrs. B. H. Pendleton: "After
reading the local news of the
Democrat, I ways read the adver-
tisements and have been governed
in my purchases, by the advertise-
ments in the paper."
Mrs G. W, Burns: "I always
read advertisements, I like to read
quotations in an advertisement.
When a merchant offers a certain
number of yards of cloth at a cer
Mrs. Chas. T, Gorton. "I enjoy
reading the advertisements in the
Democrat, especially those quoting
prices for they speak in plain words.
I read that class "of advertisements
first and then look over those con-
taining general statements."
Mrs. W. L. Wiard: "I read ad-
vertisements in every paper I pick
Mrs. W. A. Watts: "I am a
close reader of advertisements and
watch for prices,"
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