The Norman Democrat-Topic (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, May 16, 1913 Page: 1 of 6
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The Norman Democrat-Topic
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CLEVELAND COUNTY.
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. MAY 16, 1913.
AT THE COURT HOUSE.
Only one marriage license this
week. Clyde Frost, 21, and Miss Lor
etta Creger, 19. both of Norman, were
granted license and were married l>y
Rev. J. D. Fairchild.
The annual account of the Abbott
minors was heard and approved Mon
The final account of I. B. Shields,
minor, was heard and approved.
The annual account of Dollie Shields
was heard and approved
The two gallons of whiskey which
was seized in the depot at Noble by
the sheriff's force some weeks ago
was forfeited in the county court
Monday, there being no one to claim
the "precious fluid."
An order was made Wednesday ap-
pointing Mrs. Saddie L. Shippy as
administratrix of the estate of George
M. Shippy, deceased.
County Judge F B. Swank will
convene court at Lexington Monday.
The report of the county judge's
office shows that $204.24 was collect
ed at Norman during the month ot
In district court N. W. Abbott has
filed suit against Frank Skucius on
note for $4,400.
The Wheatland Grain and Lumber
Company has a judgment for $68.30
against W. J. Clark from justice court.
L. C. Giles has entered suit against
B. F. Christy and J. L. Kehoe to set
aside a certain judgment against the
firm of Campbell, Bynum & Giles ai
Oklahoma City. The petition state*
that the judgment was fraudulent and
asks the court to restrain the defend-
ants from taking any further proced
ure against certain real estate.
The city council met Tuesday night
with all members present except Tlios.
Vincent. Mayor Oliver presided and
Miss J. Martha Wise recorded the
The first room north of the Clem-
ent Mortgage Company's office in the
First National Bank building was
rented for the mayor's and clerk's of-
fice at $20.00 per month. The room
will be occupied as soon as the fix
tures can be placed.
An extension of the water main on
Ponca Avenue was ordered.
The bond of the city clerk for $2,000
A number of claims were allowed
An adjournment was taken untif
next Tuesday night.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
There has been scarcely any new
developments the past week in con
nection with the extension of the in
terurban from Moore to Norman. So
nothing can be said more than mere!}
the reiteration of what has been said
Both propositions, tin- east and the
west, are beung worked earnestly t y
the committees and surely something
definite will be learned within the
next few days.
One trouble is that some people arc
so anxious for the road to come that
they can hardly wait—they have prop
erty to sell and think if the road
comes their way tluy can sell for
about twice the amount their property
is worth. These people will be glori
ously fooled and defeated. This is no
skin game in which dog eats dog anil
the shrewd pup get* off with the
bone, but rather a fair, square busl
ness proposition in which every citI
zen of the town is or should be mu
tually concerned—a proposition that
effects the town as a whole and not
fostered and encouraged for the bene-
fit of any individual.
We understand that it i* immaterial
with the company as to which side of-
town they enter Norman, leaving thl*
matter entirely with the people. It
looks, however, that the West Side
may have a little the better of he
proposition right at this time, as com
mittee is working to negotiate a deal
in which some real estate will be ex-
changed for the mutual benefit of the
company and the property owners.
It takes a long time, sometimes,
to accomplish things of big propor
A FINE RAIN.
That fine rain came exactly as or
dered and has fulfilled its mission,
giving the ground a thorough soak
ing and putting new life in all vegeta
tion. The rain came Wednesday after-
noon accompanied by a light hail
which did no damage.
While nothing was suffering for
rain, yet there was a crust forming
on top of the ground and wheat and
oats would soon have been needing
rain very badly.
The rains this year have been fine,
coming just at the proper time. There
was a good season in the ground all
winter, hence it will only necessitate
light showers at the proper time to
insure big crops in all lines.
NORMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT.
David J. Bean and wife to Charle
Sochar, the southeast quarter of sec-
tion 5. 10-2-west, $4,000.
S. L. Howard to W. S. Moore, one
eigthth of the northeast quarter ol
section 12, 8-2-west, $350.
J. C. Wails and wife t<> S K Mc
Call, the east half of the southwest
quarter of section 27. 10-1-west, $1,500.
R. P. Carpenter and wife to Edgar
Nichols and Chauncey D. Nichols,
the northeast quarter of section 22
and the northwest quarter of section
23 and part of the southeast quarter
of section 23. 8-2-west, $12,000
James M. Carmon and. wife to J.
C. Rodgers lot 14 in block 2 Colley's
first addition, $8(X).
J. W. Wails and wife to J. C. Wails
the east half of the southwest quar
ter of section 27, 10 1-west, $1,600.
Emma R Appleby and husband to
W. H. Newblock. lots 4 to 6. block 51.
Bertha M. Blick and husband to
F. II. Robert southwest quarter sec
tion 1. 10-1-west, $1,800.
Virginia Roush to Ella May Rousli
lots 23-24, block 16. Waggoner add!
Mrs. Will Kerns departed Tuesday
for Dedham, Iowa, after a two weeks
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mr*
The Norman volunteer fire depart
ment returned Sunday from Oklaho
ma City where they made a splendid
bowing in the state firemen's con
test for prizes. The team took first
prize of $50.00 in the hand reel race
dry layout. Chief Geo. Mc Kinney got
second in the 100 yard foot race
In the bunkout third and third in
the 660 yard dash. They brought back
the Chickasha cup for first place
It was generally conceded that the
Norman team of horses was the fin
est team at the tournament. The ex
cellent showing by our boys has en
couraged them to such an extent thai
they will work hard for next year's
contest which will be held in Okla
The team won $105 in cash prizes.
CITY BASEBALL LEAGUE.
The second of the series of base-
ball games by the Norman city base-
ball league was played at the city
park last Thursday between the Pill
Rollers and the Guardians, resulting
in a score of 8 to 6 in favor of the
Guardians. The score by innings is as
R. H. E
Pill Rollers 2 0 3 2 1— 8 4 4
Guardians 1 1 1 0 3— 6 5 5
Batteries: Pill Rollers, Steve Gra-
ham and Jack Foster; Guardians, B.
R. McDonald and John Luttrell.
Tuesday's game was played between
the Guardians and Sammies, the game
resulting in a score of 13 to 12 int fa
vor of the Guardians. The following
is the score by innings:
R. H. E.
Guardians 2 8 2 0 1— 13 9 2
Sammies 0 1 6 3 2— 12 12 3
Batteries: Guardians,-B. R. McDon-
ald and ohn Luttrell; Ed Burke and
Standing of the Teams,
Thursday evening, May 15th. Pill
Rollers vs. Scrapers.
Sammies vs. Scrapers, May 5th.
Pill Rollers v-. Guardians. May 8th
Sammies vs. Guardians— -May 13th.
Pill Rollers vs. Scrapers May 15th.
Guardians v*. Pill Rollers..-May 19th.
Sammies vs. Pill Rollers.May 22nd
Sammies vs. Guardians May 27th.
Pill Rollers vs. Scrapers...May 29th
Sammies vs. Scrapers June 2nd.
Pill Rollers vs. Guardians—June 5th.
Guardians vs. Pill Rollers June 9th.
Sammies vs. Pill Rollers—June 12th.
THE OLD CITY PARK AND
Been out to the old pumping sta
Ought to take a stroll out that way
at your leisure. That is an ideal lit
tie park and will some day be looked
iqfon as one of Norman's real beauty
Unkept and uncared for by the son
of man it has stood all these years
without the assistance of anyone ex
cept the hand of nature. Beautiful
hade trees are scattered promiscously
over the ground beneath which the
grass has covered the entire spot. The
trees are as old as the town—large
and bushy, the very sort that furnish
the best shade.
A most beautiful park could be
made there with but little cost and
time, and surely, if for no other pur
pose, it could be fixed up for the
children to romp and play during the
summer, and thus get them off the
streets where they are more likely to
come in close proxniity of foul air
from the immoral or other stumbling
blocks so often to be found.
There is one thing, however, that
hould be done park or no park. Thai
old well should be filled up. The
walls ar decaying and giving way and
though the sign of warning stands out
boldly, yet no one can tell how soon
the sign will be unobserved by sonic
boy or girl whose venturesome dis-
position would lead to a watery grave
Let the city do this work and let
the citizens reclaim the old park and
convert the spot of ground into a
park that bears the relation of being
blood kin to the Edwards park.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEET-
The Norman board of education
met Monday night to complete the
work of employing teachers.
Prof. Hale, one of the most com-
petent school men in the state, was
elected principal of the Washington
school, Miss Newby was elected teach-
er of Latin and Miss Grace Foster
teacher for the 7th grade and Miss
Emma Alexander for the 4th grade.
Washington school. Clias. Standley
resigned as secretary and Mr. Thomar
and Fred Capshaw were placed in
nomination. The vote stood five foi
HIGH SCHOOL SERMON.
The seventeenth annual graduating
exercises will take place in the high
school auditorium Friday evening,
May 16th. Mr. ( W. Richards, super
intendent of the Ardmore city schools,
will deliver the graduating address.
ATTENDING SHRINERS MEET.
R. S. Barbour, Dr. A. C. Hirshfield,
W. F. Flood. J G. Lindsay and Dr.
Edwin DeBarr are attending the na-
tional meeting of the Shriners ot
' North America at Dallas this week.
The annual high school sermon was
delivered by Rev. Dr. Carpenter, of
McAlester, in the high school audi-
torium Sunday, May 11, at 11 a m
The house was filled to its utmost
capacity and many were disappointed
in not even finding standing room
Dr. Carpenter is a fluent speaker, Is
logical, orceful and convincing and
his sermon Sunday was pronounced
a real gtin, full of good common sense
and sound reasoning and* preached di
rect from the heart and soul. His ad
vice and warning is sure to find ;
long resting place in the minds and
hearts of those who heard him.
COLE YOUNGER SPEAKS.
In writing to your friends or speak
ing to visitors tell them that Nor-
man is the best town in the state—it
. and you would not be fathering a
i when you made thi.s statement.
Look at its citizenship law abiding,
Look at its paved street—anil more
Look at its city water pure a a
Look, at its sewer system—the best
in the state.
Look at its railroad acconimoda
tions—and more coming.
Look at its parks and lawns—and
more in the embryo stage
Look at its churches—fine buildings
with large congregations.
Look at its public school system
Look at the University with all Its
departments and appartnients
Look at the sanitarium—to care for
)ok at the surrounding country—•
the best agricultural section in Okla
Look at all these tilings and then
think of the many, many towns which
re less fortunate.
Yes, look at it and then put your
houlder to the wheel and help do
everything possible to bring about
•ther things that have for their ob
ect the betterment of conditons.
We need more men of thrift and
nterprise and fewer stable animals—
the sort that kick when yon least ex
pet it. The branding iron tells who is
PROGRESS OF PAVING.
The paving on the streets leading to
the University has retarded almost
from the very beginning due from one
cause or another, but it begins now
,to look as though work will be whoop
ed up and pushed to rapid completion
The asphalt people received their
machinery this week and the brick
people ar expecting brick every day,
«o conditions are much more favor
ible than a week ago.
The people of Norman are very anx
ions for the work to be completed and
when the job is finished they will cer
tainly breathe with a degree of re
WEATHER AND CROPS.
The weather today (Thursday) is
in a tnreatemng attitude toward pre
cipitation. A good shower of rain
would certainly make all vegetation
grow by leaps and bounds, though
nothing is suffering for rain.
The wheat and ont crops are look
ing fine and a big yield is already pre
Corn is looking well and is in good
condition, and cotton is beginning to
come up. All other crops are doing
all that they could possibly do. There
is no use to speak of the grass and
weeds—they'll take care of them
selves, wet or dry.
All in all prospects look brilliant
for good crops and good times this
year and it is to be hoped our
pectatioiis will be realized.
Mrs. Bradley Dies.
Cole Younger, the last of the no-
torious Younger brothers, delivered
his lecture, "What Life Has Taught
Me," at the Franing opera house last
Monday night Only a few people
were present and the speaker remark-
ed that no time had he ever spoken
to as many empty seats. The lecture
was full of good, wholesome advice
young men and but little of his
career as an outlaw was given.
The Farmers National Bank
Of Norman, Oklahoma.
Does a conservative and absolute safe bank-
ing business. You take no risk.
This bank is in a position to extend accom-
modations. You will make the right
move by starting an account
The Farmers National Bank
LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL.
The Norman public schools will
close the 1912-13 term today, Friday.
The last two days were devoted to
This has been a most successful
term, and teachers, parents and stu
dents are to be congratulated for the
harmonious spirit in which they work
Norman has the reputation of hav-
ing the best public schools in the
state and the whole citizenship is de
sirous of keeping them up to the pres-
ent high tandard.
Mrs. Mary Marguaret Bradley, wife
of II. II. Bradley and a sister of Prof
J S. Buchanan of the University, died
eprly Saturday morning. Mrs. Brad
Icy who was 65 years old. had been li
poor health since last December, the
immediate cause of her death beinp
Mr. Bradley and Prof Buchanan
left with the body on the 6:31 train
Saturday for Murfreesboro, Tennes
e, the old home of the Buchanan'
Mrs. Bradley, who for a number
years ran a boarding house on the
Boulevard, was well known among
University people. She was an aunt
of Jim Buchanan, a former student
f the University and an aunt of Tom
B. Matthews, '06, who at the time
Mrs. Bradley's death, was on his way
here for a visit.
Mrs. Bradley was a -ister of John
P . Buchanan, an ex governor ot
Tennessee and was also a distant rela
tive of President Buchanan's
OIL AND GAS LEASES.
The way oil leases are being made
it begins to look as though every
foot of ground in Cleveland county
will be under lease for oil and gas
purposes. Evidently somebody be-
lieves oil or gas will be found here
in paying quantities.
Almost every day a large list
oil and gas leases are filed in the
fice of the register of deeds.
The senate on Wednesday reduced
the salary of President J. II Connell
of the A. & M. college from $6,000 to
$5,000 per annum. It is said that
President Brook's salary will be re
duced to $5,000 a year when the Uni
versity appropriation is up for final
THE BEST TOWN.
The bill as advanced to engross
ment in the senate makes the follow
ing appropriations for the different
departments for each of the next two
Executive department, $14,800; sec
retary of state, $23,180; attorney gen
eral. $23,250; state treasurer, $74,200;
adjutant general, $32,800; state niin
ing board, $1,800; state evaminer and
inspector, $12,500; state auditor, $24.
OCX): supreme court, $57,200; criminal
rt of appeals, $16,350; mine inspec
s department, $26,000; charities
and corrections, $(>.000; board of edu
ation, $7,100; geological survey, $17.
300; state election board. $8,300; state
board of agriculture, $78,800; depart-
ment of labor, $15,500; corporation
ommission, $85,800; clerk supreme
court, $5,900; office rent. $33,437.10.
uperintendent of public instruction,
$13,300; state library, $11,586; state
brter, $32,100; district judges
$145,000; state board of affairs, $19,
000; state banking board. $49,200; In
sttrance department, $17,500; board of
health, $21,000; pure food and drug
division, $12,500 and the state hi*tori
il society, $3,000.
FREE SHOW TO THE FARMERS. THE NORMAN CHAUTAUQUA.
Special inducement to the farmers ( W. Gould, of Oklahoma City,
of ( leveland county and the surround- will he here next week to arrange for
ing country to come to Norman and the sale of the tickets for the chau-
do their trading, a group of Norman tauqua which is to be held in Nor-
business men ha\e arranged with the man in June, the week following the
management of the Orpheum Theatre commencement exercises of the Unl-
ive ;i special matinee for the farm versity.
and their tamilies on Saturday There are ten numbers on the pro-
afternoons from 2 p. m. until 5 p in gram as follows.
I ickets will be given away absolutely Seminary Girls
free of charge by the fo
Mayfield s Pioneer Drug Store
Hullum, Taylor. Minteer Hardware
Barbour's Sanitary Grocery.
I'. I McGinley, general merchan-
Meyer, Meyer & Morris, furniture.
Frank Ephraim, gents' furnishings.
S. K. McCall Company
Mansur & Brewer, groceries.
R. I. Moffett, new and second hand
furniture and sporting goods
S. II McCall & Sons, groceries.
R. C, Berry, general merchandise
II. W Stubbenian, the Pioneer Har-
Fred Reed, drugs.
Runyan & Son, feed and groceries.
R. L. Lindsay, drugs,
l . A. Richards, jewelry.
Theo. Osterhaus, tailor.
Nolan & Martin, hardware.
J. D. Maguire, hardware.
This i* a good thing for the farm-
er* Instead of the long watis around
the stores they can find an hour's
clean amusement at no extra cost to
themselves. The Orpheum always has
a good, clean, cool house and the en
tertainments are of a high order
BOWLING ALLEY OPENED.
Mc Kinney Bros, have sold their
pool and billiard tables to the Order
of Lions and are now putting in a
bowling alley in the Peyton building
which was formerly occupied by them
in connection with their pool and bil-
The Order of Lions have their club
and lodge room over Moffett's second
The postoffice safe at Wheatland
northwest of Norman, in Oklahoma
county, was blown open by robbers
Wednesday morning. $100 in money
and $50 in stamps were stolen.
ABLES & WHEELER PARK.
Schedule Fine Arts Recitals.
Preparatory, Wednesday, May 14th,
Recital Hall, 4:30.
Freshman, Wednesday, May 21st,
Recital Hall. 4:30.
Junior, Friday. May 23rd, Opera
Sophomore, Wednesday, May 28th,
Recital Hall, 4.30.
Senior, Wednesday, June 3rd, Opera
Senior, Friday, June 6th, Opera
Preparatory and Freshmen, Mon
day, June 9th, Opera House, 8:15.
Commencement Senior Program
Wednesday, June lltli, Optra House
The Abies & Wheeler park is lo-
cated just west of the Odd Fellows
building and is about the same propor-
tion of the Carey park just across
the railroad track. The new park has
been *et out in Bermuda grass and
will soon be showing up in fine
COURT HOUSE GROUNDS.
The court house grounds are being
kept up in fine shape and are the most
attractive of any in the state. The
trees, old and new, are looking fine
and the lawn is beautiful in the super
lative degree. Civic pride certainly
has its hold on Norman
Robert Parker Mill*
University (Norman) Orchestra, 25
Met ormick and Bronte
Roland I) Williams.
A. F. Vandeventer.
'Varsity Dramatic Club.
May Williams Gunther.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook.
All the characters are very strong,
and the entire course will be inter-
"-ting as well as instructive. The
bailee to hear and see Dr. Frederick
A Cook will be worth the price of a
-eason ticket. He will tell of his con-
quest of the pole, giving an illustrated
lecture of the discovery of the new
>rld of crystal glory.
The season tickets will sell for
(X) each, while the single admission
will be fifty cents.
This will be a great event for Nor-
man and has the support of the Uni-
versity, the Norman pulpit and every
itizer^ who believes in high class en-
The International Soil Products Ex-
position, which is to be held in con-
junction with the International Dry
Farming Congress, at Tulsa, October
22 to November 1, inclusive, promises
to be the greatest event along this
line ever held in Oklahoma The last
exposition in the United States was
held in Kansas City. It was held last
year in Canada.
It is a world-wide movement and
soil products are exhibited from all
parts of the world. The directors of
the Chamber of Commerce met April
30th, with J I7.. Sidwell, commission-
er, and agreed to have a county ex-
hibit at this exposition.
It is thought the county selection
at the state fair can be taken direct
to Tulsa from Oklahoma City and
there compete for some of the covet-
It certainly behooves every loyal
citizen of the county to do'his part to
see that the very best selections pos-
sible are secured.
It is a matter in which we are all
AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR WORK.
The managers of the Umpire turn-
ed over their Friday's issue to the
members of the Y M. C. A. organi-
zation and a very creditable sheet was
gotten out, giving a review of the
The Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C.
A. are both doing good work and
both organizations are worthy of the
support of the general public.
DECORATE EDWARDS PARK.
On next Sunday Mrs E. l evy will
decorate Edwards park with her
beautiful selection of flowers The
decorations will be entirely different
from those last Sunday. Be sure to
pas* by and see them.
BRIDGE AND CELEBRATION.
Norman Council No. 968. Modern
Order Praetorians organized last
night with thirty-five charter mem
bers. The temporary officers are a*
follows: S. Augustus. H. S. Renner.
S. Tribune, John Peters; Junior Trl
bune, Odas Daniel; attorney, Leo
McMakin; Recorder, C. W. Nuwitzky.
First Centurian, Garrett Hill: Second
Centurian, J. H. King; Soothsayer,
R. A. Kimberling; Lygian, A Weld
chert; Sentinel, Oscar Peters.
The work was exemplified in the
Roman degree ami those who were
fortunate enough to receive an intro
duction to the Praetorian Queen went
to their various homes pleased with
the evening's entertainment.
Permanent officers will be elected
on Tuesday evening, May 20th. All
Praetorians are requested to be pre
Work on the new bridge across the
South Canadian river i* progressing
nicely, greatly ti) the satisfaction of
the company and to the people in
general. When the bridge i* complet
ed Norman expects to celebrate —ex-
pects to have an old fashioned "blow
" like we used to attend when we
were on our first pegs, when all th*
people came out for one glorious re-
union It will be a case wherein we
will have the opportunity to renew
our friendship with the good people
across the river, and of course Nor
man is more than eager for that op
Milling Company o
Kansas, and the Black
& Elevator Company of
Oklahoma, were found
FELL AND BROKE ARM.
Harold, the 7-year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. ||. M Hefley, accidently
fell from a cider mill last Sunday and
broke hi* right arm below the elbow.
Tin wounds were immediately dress
ed and the little fellow i* doing nice
PAY YOUR DUES.
Those who have not as yet paid
their dues to the Chamber of Com-
merce should either mail a check to
the secretary or see him at the Demo-
crat-Topic office, or if more conveni-
nt to leave same with the president,
guilty by the Federal jury at Oklaho ( fom jr ('arey, at the Norman Mill
1' . .1.... I...I.. . ( .1 1
The farmers are al busy in their
crops these days, seldom taking the
time to come to town only when it
is absolutely necessary.
DAMAGE TO CROPS.
A wind storm struck Chattanooga
Wednesday afternoon and did con-
siderable property damage In the
northern part of Cotton county and
southern Comanche county hail a net
wind ruined the crop*
JOHNSON WILL SIGN BILL.
Governor Johnson of < alifornia on
Wednesday replied to Secretary Bry-
an's telegram protesting against the
anti-alien land bill. The governor
says that the law does not violate
treaties and lie will sign the bill di*
barring the Japs from owning land.
ANTHONY FOR COMMISSION
W. B. Anthony, editor of the Mar
low Review, speaker of the 1910 spec
ial session of the legislature and :
present employe of tin state senate,
i* the senate's choice for member of
the state capitol commission
ma City Tuesday. Judg
ill pa^s sentence May 26 This
the fir*t conviction in Oklahoma
der the Sherman ami trust law.
inn & Grain Company's office.
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