Norman Democrat--Topic. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, February 26, 1904 Page: 1 of 10
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NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FEB. 2b 1904.
W6 Gan Save you
We have a Larger Line of
To Select from than any
Other house in Oklahoma
Our Prescriptions arc put up-
by a first-class Pharmacist.
See our line of
Toilet Articles of
Palace Drug Store,
FRED REED, Proprietor.
We have $20,000.00 to
loan on gilt-edged chat-
tel security to persons
of known responsibility
Tate & Clement
First National Bank Bldg. Norman, Okla.
FREE PI AN
IS ALMOST TO A CLOSE.
That New Court house.
Kvery indication at tlie present time J
looks very promising for a new court
house by late next fall Attorney J.
K. Cottingham of Guthrie was here
Monday but did not make any propo
sition. Ho asked the commissioners
to advertize for bids so that several
might compete for the job. The plan
| for building the court house without
any unnecessary delay is by the rental
plan. By paying so much a year for
a number of years the court house re-
verts to the county.
The law for building the same by
this plan is found in Wilson's Annoted
Statutes, page 1299, general section
5887 and is as follows:
"The court funds shall be used only
for the payment of witnesses, jurors,
stenographers, bailiffs, janitors for the
district court, and the fees of justices
of the peace, probate judge, constables
and and clerks of the district court
and in addition in counties which have
heretofore, or which may hereafter
construct court houses or jails to be
paid for by au annual rental, such
rentals shall be a proper charge against
the court fund and an additional levy
not exceeding three mills may be made
for that purpose."
The county commissioners are near-
ly unanimous on building the court
house on the above plan as it means a
great saving in rents and the sooner a
proper building is constructed with
fire proof vaults the better it is for the
tax payers of the county.
Little Clyde Huffman died Febru-
ary 13, 1904, aged •o years, 1 month
and 26 days.
Just another home entered by the
Angel of Death just another soul
taken in beauty to blossom in
glory over there. The summons came
ere the morning of youth was past,
but his short life was lived not in vain,
for, gliding in upon our musings and
lifting our desolate hearts nearer to
him who in His infinite love has called
his beloved home, there comes the
memory of loving deeds and kind
words spoken in gentle modesty for
his manners sake. They were only
little things, those pleasant words and
gentle manners, but they have caused
many a weary heart tilled with sorrow
that human joys can never change to
look beyond the smiling and the weep
ing to the home where changes never
come. The cup of sorrow can hold no
more when the realization comes to us
that our loved one has gone from our
earthly lives forever, but thank God
for the knowledge that he is not dead,
but only gone before, and in that eter
ual home we shall meet him by-aud
Latest From Seat of War.
Since our last issue nothing of im-
I portance has transpired. Reports of j
desultory fighting continue to come,!
probably emanating from the imagina
I live mind ot an over-enthusiastic war
There is a tolerably well authenti-
cated report that several thousand
Russians were drowned as a result of
a break in the ice while they were
making their way across a lake.
Another report is that five Japanese
war ships were destroyed while making
an attack on the fort at Port Arthur.
This is stated by the Japanese minis-
Every loyal club woman is loyal to
the educational institutions of her
The state federation of Texas has
accomplished much good by establish-
ing some free kindergartens.
Mr. William Allen White has offer-
ed a column in his paper to be used
by the club women of Emporia, Kans.
The quick availability of woman's ter as being very improbable as it was |
clubs in local work is attested in the , not a part of Japan's plans to attack!
recent effort in a western city to raise porj Arthur by water at this time.
We only have a few more days to issue tickets on this beautiful
piano, which you see in our show window and we are still issuing a
ticket with every $1.00 purchase. Now, if there is anything you need
in the Clothing and Gents' Furnishing Goods line you had better make
your purchases now, for every ticket stands an equal show with the
other. The more tickets you have the better chance you stand for
drawing this instrument.
The Big Drawing will take place the evening of
Evgrybody Come. Don't Forget the Date.
We have decided to give a IJIG DISCOUNT on all our clothing
and we feel safe in saying that we can ]x)sitively save you from &J.00 to
ffi.00 on a new suit of clothes. Se come and investigate these prices
before the ctntest closes.
Spring Goods Are Arriving.
Our Spring and Summer Goods are coming in every day, se we can
please you in either the Winter or Summer line. In order to make
room in our store for our entire new spring line we will sell pou
An Overcoat at Actual Cost
And Save You Several Dollars.
Hear in mind the fact that this is an opportunity which is very sel-
dgm offered to get first class, up-to-date merchandise at the prices we
are offering, and also get a #.'100 instrument for nothing. So please
lake advantage of this golden opportunity. I am
Yours for Business,
John Wilson Waylaid.
While riding out to his home four
miles north-west of Norman last Sat-
day night about 11 o'clock, some party
or parties whose identity is not well
known, fired two shots at Wilson, the
first one missing and the second one
struck him on the top of the head,
making an ugly scalp wound. He fell
off his horse and after becoming con
scious managed to get to his home,
which was only about a quarter of a
Tuesday afternoon Wilson filed a
complaint against Adolphus Morris,
charging him with the shooting. Mor-
ris gave bond in the suin of $500 and
his preliminary was set for 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning. Both boys have
grown to maturity in the neighborhood
where they have lived for nearly thir-
teen years. There is scarcely any per-
eptible excitement over the affair and
the trouble will die down in a very
money to furnish glasses, when nec-
essary, to the pupils of the public
schools who may be suffering from
imperfect eyesight. The city federa-
tion took hold of the work and had an
ample fund collected in a few days.
Few can realize what an agent for
the promotion of knowledge the travel-
ing library has become. One who has
worked successfully along this line
says: "The traveling library establish
1 in the last decade of the nineteenth
century, is sure to be one of the edu
eators of the twentieth century. Like
rural mail delivery it even now reaches
homes ami communities cut off and
isolated." This deeper and broader
education must give the best results.
The late Dr. Carl Swensou, presi
lent of Bethany College, Liudsborg,
Kansas, wrote to the president of the
state federation saying; "We shall be
glad to award you an annual scliolai
ship of one hundred dollars worth of
musical instruction in our conserva-
tory; said scholarship to be used by
some girl designated by the officers of
the federation." Some young girl will
thus be enabled to receive a musical
training in this fine conservatory
through the generosity of that noble
man. Kansas clubs have three other
scholarships to bestow worthily.
The Coterie met in regular session
Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23. The
lesson was "Hamlet" and the follow-
ing papers were prepared: The Source
of the play Mrs. Heddens; The Story
of the Flay Mrs. Smith; Ophelia
Mrs. Griffin; Characteristics of Ham-
let Mrs. l rye: Selections from the
Flay Mrs. Alexander; Some Famous
Hamlets and Ophelias Mrs. Gries-
mer; Favorite Quotations from the
Play Club. Mrs. T. B. Fage, a
member of the Philomathean club,
Anadarko, w^s a pleasant visitor at
the Club Tuesday.
The insurance adjuster for the conrt
house was here Saturday and settled
with the county treasurer by paying
f4,111.70 on the building and $500011
the furniture. A reduction of $joH.8o
was made on account of depreciation
of the building. The county gets the
One remarkable feature is the state-
ment that Russia, notwithstanding
centuries of precedents to the con-
trary, has withdrawn her censorship
over the news, and is letting her peo-
ple know to some extent what is going
That Japan, by the early crippling
of Russia's fleet, has secured control
of the sea, there is no doubt, but
whether or not she will be able to re-
sist the overwhelming hordes of Slavs
which can be poured into the disputed
territory when the weathei moderate
sufficiently for the advantageous trans
portation of troops, remains to be
Bennie, the two year old son of Mr.
id Mrs. 11. W. Tate, died at their
esideuce in Norman Monday morning
of heart trouble. 1 he interment took
place at the Odd Fellows cemetery
Dr. T. S. (ialbreath, brother of
J. S. Buchanan,
died at Sey-
mour, lud,, Monday night. Dr. Gal
breath is well known in Norman, hav
ing organized the Sanitarium 111 con
nection with Dr. John I hreadgill.
J. C. Hubbard, aged 77 years, and
10 has been totally blind for a num-
ber of years, died very suddenly at his
farm five miles north-east of Norman
last Friday night. Funeral services
were held at the M. E. church, South,
Monday afternoon, conducted under
the auspices of the Masonic order, in
terment taking place at the Odd Fel
We clese at 6 <
Ask to see our Latest Style Hats.
Subscribe for the Democrat-Topic. $1.00 per year.
New Hank at Moore.
A banking institution will be opened
at Moore March i and will be called
the Bank of Moore. The institution
be capitalized at $ 10,000 and Dr.
John Threadgill of Oklahoma City will
be president and Chas. H. Braud of
Cameron, Missouri, will be the head
of the bank with the office of cashier.
Moore is situated in a splendid agri
cultural country and enjoys a nice
business. A bank has become a nec-
essity with them and we predict a suc-
Commissioners Kent Offices.
On Monday the board of county
commissioners rented the entire se-
cond floor of the Commercial Club
building of the Commercial Club com-
pany for office rooms. A large fire
proof vault will be erected at the rear
of the building. The contract was for
one year at $50 per mouth. E. B.
Johnson donates his double store room
for the next term of court free gratis
To Cnre a Cold in One Day
l ake Laxative Broino yuinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
I is on each box. 25c
Salt pork is a famous old
fashioned remedy for con
sumotion. " Eat plenty of
pork," was the advice to th
consumptive 50 and 10c
Salt pork is good if a man
can stomach it. The ide;
behind it is that fat is tli
food the consumptive neei
Scott'sF.mtiision i ;themod
ern method ot Ue.lin^ tat t
the consumptive. I'ork is toi
ron h for sensitive stomachs
Scott' i.nul ioii i; the most
refine.1 ol fat-, especiall
p ep.i 'ed lor e.i y digestion
Feeding hi. 11 lit in ti
was, \ . hi h i- oiten the only
vvuv, i hall tli ■ battle, but
'Voi;' F.mulsion does more
th 1 tha . There i some-
thing i:!>out the combination
of 1 ' ! live:' oil and hvpophos-
hi i 1 ott's Fmulsion
that p n liie into the
weak part and lus a special
action on the diseased lungs.
A sample will be
s* lit fi< ■ upon request
1 • t1 is picture In
lh« ' , I n on th«
wi -v bottU ei
I- ill lit >n \ U1 buy.
400 I'carl St., N. Y.
50c. ami fi; all druggists*
Elizabeth Burris, mother of Mrs
W. N. Rucker, died at the home of her
aughter at 10:30 p. m. Monday, of
ueumonia, after an illness of fivt
Jays. Deceased came down f ron
Bethany, Mo., about five weeks ag<
to spend the balance of the winter.
The body was shipped to Bethany,
Mo., Tuesday afternoon for burial and
was accompanied by Mrs. W. N
Rucker, Miss Cora and Harvey Burris
Cleveland County Exhibitors.
The annual meeting of the Oklaho
ma Livestock Association at Oklahoma
City this week has drawn a large
crowd from Norman and a number of
exhibitors from Cleveland county.
While the organization itself is pri
marily for the benefit of and interest
ing especially to the stock raises
there are features which are unique
and highly entertaining to the genera
public, such as the fine stock exhibits
riding and roping contests, etc., wliicl
never fail to draw an enthusi
Those from Cleveland county having
stock 011 exhibition were:
M. L, Brittain, Shorthorn cattle.
E. E. Alkire, Shorthorn cattle.
T. E. Smith, Hereford cattle.
W. H. Abbott, Berkshire hogs.
G. L. Abbott, Duroc Jersey hogs.
Democratic Committee Called.
The Democratic County Centr:
Committee of Cleveland County i
hereby called to meet at the City Ha
in Norman at 1 o'clock p. in., Marc
5th, for the purpose of tiausa<tii
any and all business that may con
before it. F L. Wvnnb,
Chairman Co. Cen. Com.
B. F. Williams, Jr.,
THE BIG CHAIR
Meyer Sc Meyer.
For Sale or Trade.
A new, clean stock of groceries
voicing about $1,200, in Norman, got
location, with good trade already es
tablished. If you want a bargain ad
dress Tatf. & Clement.
Probate Judge's Office Moved.
Probate Judge Sharp on Tuesday
moved his office from the A. A Berry
building to the rooms over tin- New
York Racket store when he will have
much better rooms.
Fiue youiiK bay horse. Weighs
about 1150 lbs. Sound anil gfiutle.
Will work or double, i" months
time will be given purchaser if desired.
W. N. 11 AYl:s.
WALKER & JENKINS
H A V ti T 11 li M O S T C () M P I, K T E I.INK O F
UD10 Date LIVERY RIGS
In Norman. When you have driven one of our Turn-Outs
yon will have no other. We are specially prepared to han-
dle Fishing and Picnic Parties. We also have a number
of FIRST-CLASS DRIVING. IIORSKS FOR SALE.
For 30 Days Only!
Beginning February 20th, you can secure
One 16x20 $3.00 Crayon
with each dozen Mantello
Don't fail to avail yourself of this op-
portunity, remembering it lasts only from
February 20th to March 20th.
We will be pleased to see one and all.
Jas. D. Maguire
Everything in Hardware.
Just Unloaded Car New Spring Implements
Oliver No. 11 Sulky Plow. |
Oliver No. 1 High-I.ift .Sulky Plow.
Oliver Walking Steel Heam Clipper Plow
Zatiesville Brown Riding and Walking Spring
2 horse Cotton and Corn Planter, 40-in. wheel.
1-horse Cotton and Corn Planter.
6 knife all Steel Stalk Cutter.
Kingman I>isc Gang Plow.
12 16 inch Disc Harrow.
livans all Steel Drag Harrow.
Su]>erior Double and Single Disc Grain Drill.
Mr. Hill I.ister and Middle Huster, Plant Corn
Best line of Implements ever Came to Norman
Drs. CLARK an co Liver Pills
W iff) some of the principal cities
y and tow tis i n oklahoma
the afflicted who ur not in
J Yi ircutiist.iiH «■ • final-1 iall\ or
-./->• otherwise to go to Chicago
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of chronic, nervous ami
private diseases ol both
sexes Cures guaranteed.
Consultation and advise
free. See them at the
fVftnc.M H*ot«l Tuesdav
March 15. One da> only, returning
monthly. Mail should In- addressed,
Box 297. Guthrie, Okla.
That's what you need; some-
thing to cure your bilious-
ness and give you a good
digestion. Aver s Pills are
liver pills. They cure con-
stipation and biliousness.
Gently laxative, aii drutcgui*.
BUCKINGHAM S DYEwhi'skurs
ICmerson steel harrows urn the
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