The Norman Transcript. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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The Norman Transcript.
ED. H. BUKKE, Publisher.
A Live Republican Newspaper—Devoted to the Best Interests of Norman an 1 Southern Oklahoma.
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NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. May 21, iqo8
EX-GOV. FERGUSON HERE MAY 30.
Past Commander Henry Perry,
of Albert Carter Post G. A. R.,
is in receipt of a letter from
ex-Gov. T. B. Ferguson, stating
that he will be here and deliver
the Memorial address at the dec-
oration services 011 May 30, 1908.
The address will be given on the
afternoon of that date, place to
be announced next week.
Gov. Ferguson is a fine speak-
er, and it is hoped, will have a
THAT FAMOUS MORGAN LETTER.
Complete Text of the Letter That
Caused Such a Commotion in the
City. The "Southern Meth-
So many erroneous statements
have been made as to what that
now famous letter of Rev. R. E.
L. Morgan really contained that
The Transcript, in justice to
all concerned, deems it its duty
to give the complete text of the
same, with its history, so that
readers may draw their own con-
clusions as to its real animus.
As will be observed, the letter
was written by Rev. Morgan,
pastor of the Norman Southern
Methodist church, to Rev. Line-
baugh, a member of the Board
of Regents. It was found in the
room occupied by Mr. Linebaugh
at the Arline hotel after he had
vacated it, and turned over to
Dr. Stockwell, who thought it his
duty to inform those interested
of its contents. A committee of
business men of Norman called
on Mr. Morgan to ascertain his
authority, but were given little
satisfaction. It is charged by
Mr. Ben Williams, attorney for
Mr. Morgan, that the letter was
stolen from Mr. Linebaugh's pa-
pers, and not lost and found, as
In any event, as the Transcript
stated last week, all the profes-
sors against whom Mr. Morgan
brings charges, have been most
efficient members of the Faculty
and their work has been of the
very highest order. Some of
them, notably Dr. DeBarr, Prof.
Cole, Profs. Paxton and Parting-
ton, have been with the Univer-
sity for many years, and this is
the first time, in our knowledge,
that even a whisper has been
made against their characters as
honest, upright, christian,
man. S. W. Reaves is the Su-
perintendant of the Baptist Sun-
day school, is well qualified for
the position he holds. I had a
talk with him this morning and
I don't think you would make a
mistake in retaining him in his
present position. Fredrik Holm-
berg is one of the best qualified
men in the University, and I
would like to see you oust Gue-
lich and if possible put Holmberg
in his place.
Holmberg was leader in our
choir for a long time, so I am
informed. Miss Nellie Goodrich
is the assistant in music, she is
one of the finest Christian girls I
ever met, is a member of our
church and our organist. I do
not know what she will apply for
but I wish you would use your
influence to get her just as high
up as possible. She is well quali-
fied and I would like to see her
get the place of Miss Rice at
I asked Prof. Weaver, prin-
ciple of the Temple School to
wi'ite you, if there is a chance to
get him in do so, he is a strong
Southern Methodist, and would
be a great help to us here. Miss
Elizabeth Gray asked me to
write you, I guess you know her
she lived at Temple for quite a
while, is a member of the Cum
berlands, and a good deserving
girl. She is an A. B. from the
Lebanor, Tenn. Female College.
Do your best to get as many
strong Southern Methodists in
the faculty as possible. Have
you heard anything futher about
the ^assistant Secy, under Mc-
Murry? When will you go to St.
Joseph? Write me a long letter
before you go, and tell me what
you think of things. It will be
impossible for me to go as I am
so busy. We are going to give
a Church reception on the night
of May 6th, can you not come
and bring your family? You will
find enclosed the deed to the
Dantlett property. Hope you
are having a good meeting.
Write me. With best wishes,
as ever, Your friend,
R. E. L. Morgan.
I have been informed that
DeBarr is skeptical.
That man may last, but never lives.
Who much secures but nothing gives,
Whom none can love, whom none can thank
Creation's blot, creation's blank.
The Young Man Out of a Job.
fl* VERY now and then a young man writes us that he
has lost his position because the working-force at
his place had been cut down. He is out of a job,
and for him hard times are very real. He hears, too, that
hard times are to continue, and, as he has tried to get a
new place and failed so far, he wants to know what his
chances are and what he ought to do.
We are sorry for that young man. We are sorry for
what he is now undergoing, but we are a good deal more
sorry for what is ahead of him if his letter truly represents
his state of mind. Allowing that these are hard times,
hard times have come and gone before. They will come
and go again. But our young man ought to know, if he
doesn't, that hard times, so far as he personally is concern-
ed, are setting in for good when he gives himself over to
worry and wondering what will happen next. The next
thing to happen to him lies with himself. By his own
statement he lost his job because of no dissatisfaction with
the way he did his work. That being so, there is some-
where work for some one with his ability to do. It is up
to him togo after it, and to keep going after it till he gets
it. The job he lost he didn't get by worrying and won-
dering, and the new job just around the corner is going to
be filled by whoever hunts it down first.
The man these days who has time to be sorry for
himself is very likely to have time for a good many other
things that have no visible connection with the pay-roll.
Saturday Evening Post.
UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT. '08.
Graduation Exercises on June 11
Commencement Week Begins
June 6 Baccalaureate Ser-
mon Sunday. June 7th.
INSANE MOVED TO FORT SUPPLY,
the Norman Institution, and
probably 200 more will soon be
received. These will remain un-
til the Hugo institution is ready
Four Hundred Inmates of Norman
Asylum Taken to New Asylum on
Two Special Trains Some
On Tuesday evening at 7:301
God- j two special trains of passenger
fearing men. And not a word, (coaches and a Pullman pulled out
either, can, we believe, be truth- j from the Norman depot carrying
fully said against the virtue, pu- j 400 of the inmates of the Nor-
rity and modesty of the ladies i man asylum to their new home
mentioned in the letter. | at Fort Supply. There were 125
The Transcript has no feeling | women patients and 275 men,
in the matter except that justice j and with them went a corps of
shall be done to all men and all j attendants and officers, under the
women, and, in this connetion, direct supervision of Hon. Robt.
can heartily endorse the good | Dunlap, chairman if the Oklaho-
words spokencf Profs. Knowles, ma Insane commission, and Dr.
Reeves, Holmberg and Miss Nel-j Ruckt. Sheriff Sale appointed
lie Goodrich. They, too, are ten deputies as follows: J. M.
The latest from Guthrie is to
the effect that the bill appropri-
ating $200,000 for the new build-
ing for the University is still
hanging fire, but its friends have
hopes they will get it through
today. The original bill carried
a $222,000 appropriation for the
A. & M. college at Stillwater and
big sums for the normals, but all
this has been cut out and the
present bill applies only to the
University, giving it $132,500 in
addition to the $67,500 insurance
It is said Gov. Haskell is op-
posed to any large appropriation, I
but is willing the University)
shall be treated fairly to replace ,;
the burned building.
The letter is as follows:
R. E. L. Morgan, Pastor.
Norman, Okla., 4-25, '08.
Dear Brother Linebaugh:
Burch, H. C. Cottrell, H. Down
ing, Ben Clay, John Terrill, Will
Davis, H. H. Everett, L. W.
Northcutt, W. M. Clanton, Will
Clanton and Earnest Taylor, who
accompanied the trains. Sheriff
Bouquot, of Woodward county,
was also present with ten dep
Roland Hughes Wins Suit.
News comes from Guthrie that
Ex-Co. Treasurer Roland Hughes
has won his suit in supreme court
against the Lexington National
Bank. It will be remembered
Mr. Hughes had $2,000 of county
money deposited in that bank
I when it failed some three years
(ago. Messrs. W. M. Newell and
C. L. Botsford, who represented
Mr. Hughes in the matter, argu-
ed that it was a special deposit
and not subject to division among
the creditors as other deposits of
the bank would be. Mr. Ledru
Guthrie, representing the credi-
tors ,irgued that it was not a
special deposit, but must be con-
sidered a deposit of the bank as
all other deposits were. Messrs.
Newell and Botsford won in the
lower court, and Mr. Guthrie
took an appeal.
Mr. Hughes will now recover
the $2,000 with seven per cent
interest for the three years. It
is said to have been a very close
question and the attorneys for
Mr. Hughes are receiving num-
erous compliments upon their
management of the case.
In answer to yours of the 21st "ties, and there were some forty
will say that I just returned
home yesterday afternoon, found
things at the farm in splendid
The following are the names of
University Professors who dance,
play cards and who are immoral
in their lives. J. F. Paxton, V.
L. Parrington, L. W. Cole, H.
D. Guelich, W. R. Humphreys,
M. Williams, Hool, Miss Bernice
Rice and Miss Ruby Givins. C.
M. Jansky is an infidel, so I am
informed, and Roy Gittinger is
the man that said that he would
rather see all the buildings at
the University burn than to see
Bynum elected President. I
suppose you know Guelich and
his wife, they lead all the danc-
ing crowd, their influence is
very bad. There are a number
that I have been unable to find
out about. A number of these
who dance are also immoral, and
cigarette fiends. If I can find
out anything further I will let
Now there are some good men
in the faculty. Frank E. Knowles
is a good man, he is a member
of the Christian church and I am
informed is a Christian gentle-
The Mexican Agricultural Land
Company will run their next ex-
cursion to Tropical Mexico, leav-
ing Kansas City, Tuesday morn-
ing, Jun° 2nd, and will leave
Norman J me 3rd.
The party will be gone about
16 days, will travel in a private
sleeper, will stop one day in Mex-
ico City going and two days re-
turning. Will return via. Vera
Cruz and stop one day and night
in that city. Vera Cruz is the
gateway to Mexico, and the most
| important seaport on the Gulf of
The trip is made in daylight
fro n Mexico City to Agua Fria,
leaving the city at 7 a. m., ar-J
riving at Cordoba at 5 p. m., lay-!
ing over at Cordoba until 7 a. m., j
the next morning.
From the city to destination
will be found the most interest-1
ing part of the journey.
Land is now selling from
to $25.00 an acre,
Great crowds of curious people
witnessed the embarkation,
which commenced about 5 o'clock
p. m. The women patients were
brought down in omnibuses, as
were some of the more feeble
among the men, but nearlv all
the men walked down from the
asylum. Before leaving the
asylum a good meal was served
and 1200 sandwiches furnished
by the Tickle restaurant, were
carried along. It was expected
to reach Fargo, fifteen miles
from Supply, in time for break-
fast. There the patients, of-
ficers and attendants will be
loaded into vehicles and taken | g^'eVas broken into
through the sand to
There was not a bobble in the I f0Und missing. Nothing else
arrangements. Dr. Clark and ! has as yet |jeen mjSsed. But it
his force had the whole thing; is not jike]y the robbers took the
figured out and their arrange-1 cases away empty. Entrance
ments were complete and; was gajned through the back
thorough. The^worst thing they | ,j00ri a yanel being knocked out,
enabling the thieves to lift thf
First National Lets Contract.
The contract for the addition
to the First National bank build-
ing was awarded to John S.
Alexander, of Oklahoma City,
last Thursday evening. Work
will commence this week. The
plans show a most imposing
building, and the estimated cost,
including new fixtures, steam
heating plant, tile floors, etc., is
$20,000. The main banking room
will take in the entire fifty feet
in front. The new fixtures will
be of the most up-to-date design
and very elaborate, and it is safe
to say, when all improvements
are complete, The First National
will have one of the finest homes
in the Southwest.
The commencement of the
University of Oklahoma will take
place this year on June 11.
Commencement week begins
June 6, with the annual debate
between the Forum and the Sen
ate Literacy societies for the
Garber cup. The contestants
have not as yet been announced
by the societies, though secret
drill is being attended semi-
On Sunday, June, 7, the bac-
calaureate sermon will be preach-
ed by Dr. Guy P. Benton, presi-
dent of Miami university, at Ox-
ford, Ohio, and former superin-
tendent of instruction of Kan-
On the night of June 8 occurs
the annual recital of the school
Tuesday, June 9 the Senior
play, the biggest stunt of the
year will be given. "The Pri-
vate Secretary" will be put on,
with George Bertrand Parker in
the title role.
The annual meeting of the
board of regents is scheduled for
the morning of June 10. This
meeting is especially important
in that it decides the professorial
fate of forty faculty members.
Wednesday night the annual
concert of the department of
music takes place.
Thursday, June 11 is com-
mencement day proper. At 10:-
30 a. m. the college procession of
the graduating class, members
of the faculty, board of regents
and the alumnal association will
form at the front of Science hall
and parade through the Univer-
sity campus to the gigantic tent
tabernacle where the annual
j commencement address will be
given. Following the address
will be a short talk on behalf of
the board of regents and then
the conferring of diplomas by
President David R. Boyd.
Thursday at 4 p. m. the annual
meeting of the Alumnal associa-
tion will be held in the taber-
Hobart Gets Free Delivery.
A dispatch from Washington
says that Hobart, Okla., has been
granted free city delivery, to
take effect Sept. 1, 1908, with
three carriers, one substitute
carrier and ten postal boxes.
Hobart was the only Oklahoma
town that came up to the require-
ments; Chandler, Norman, Vini-
ta, Durant, Woodward and Pon-
ca city all being turned down.
A letter from the First Assistant
Postmaster General to Postmas-
ter Burke, under date of May
11th says: "The postoffice in-
spector who recently visited your
city states that fully fifty per
cent of the houses are not num-
bered and that sidewalks are
lacking in the territory which
you wish to serve by free deliv-
ery. No further action will be
taken, therefore, until this office
is advised that the requirements
relative to the establishment of
the service have been met.
LARGE CLASS WILL GRADUATE.
Twenty-Six You.ig People to Receive
High School Diplomas Somorrow
Night Doings of the Week.
The high school commencement
exercises at the opera house to-
morrow night, will mark the
ending of one of the most suc-
cessful years in the history of
Norman's public schools. Twen-
ty-six happy boys and girls will
receive their diplomas. Hon.
Roy Hoffman, of Chandler, will
deliver the commencement ad-
dress. The graduating class roll
is as follows:
Hubert Ambrister, Avo Berry,
May Curtis, Edith Barrett, Roy
Ilazeltine, Emmett Graham,
Charles Bowling, Clifford Kieser,
Tom Mayfield, Nellie Johnson,
Vera Gorton, Ray Berry, Ina
Johnson, Agnes Lindsay, Eugene
Ambrister, Gray Hull, Edwin
Minteer, Grace Rice, Mildred
Tarman, Fred Capshaw, Ralph
Sullivant, Leo Gorton. Myrtle
Ellenberger, Charles Downing,
Edith Denison and Bertha Bes-
The week has been one round
of pleasure for the graduates.
Monday night the Juniors en-
tertained in their honor with a
reception and banquet at Davis'
Hall. Miss Grace Skaggs was
toastmistress. The following
toasts were given: "Class of
1908" Mr. W. L. Kendall;
"Oklahoma Girl" Chas. Bowl-
ing: "Oklahoma Boy" Avo Ber-
ry: "High School Days" Tom
Mayfield; "The New State" A.
R. Wolf; "Our Host" R. H.
On Tuesday night they were
the guests of the Alumni associa-
tion, who received at Davis Hall,
followed by an elaborate ban-
Tonight the class play, "All
the Comforts of Home," will be
given at the opera house, and
tomorrow night the commence-
The Transcript extends its
best wishes and hearty congratu-
lations to the class of 1908.
High School Play To-Night.
The senior lass play of the
Norman high school will be given
at the opera hom e tonight. "All
the Comforts of Home" is the
title, and the play promises to be
one of the best amateur produc-
tions ever given in Norman.
The following is the cast of
Mr. Egltert Petti bone.,
I lubert Ambrister
Mrs. Egbert Pettinone ...Avo Merry
Emily i'ettibone May Curtis
Katv, Emily's maid Edith Barrett
Alfred Hastings Ro\ I Iazeltiiu;
Tom M. Dow .Emmett Graham
Victo Smith Chas. Bowling
Christopher Dabney. Clifford Kieser
Judson Tangeorns Tom Mayfield
Fifi Oritanzki Nellie Johnson.
Gretohen, Eifi's maul Vera Gorton
Mr. Tlieodure Bender . Kay Berry
Mrs. Theodore Bender Ina Johnson
Evangeline Bender Agnes Lindsay
Thompson, a shoe dealer
The Bailiff Cray 11oD
Mr. McSuath Edwin Minteer
Hobnobbing in Wisconsin.
President Boyd, and Mr. Row-
sey, secretary of the board of
o t_.00 j regents of the University of Ok-
no better on ^ lahoma, are in Madison today
the face of the globe. You will i visiting the Badger institution,
have to see it to believe it. Go as they have the Northwestern
with us and we will show you. i an(l Minnesota universities. At
For further particulars call or °on a luncheon was given in
write us today ! their honor at the university club
Mexican Agricultural [ house.-Wisconsin Daily Repub-
Land Company j hcan.
Norman, Oklahoma. |
Winans Store Robbed.
The Winans Mercantile
Woodmen Hall Enlarged.
The W. O. W. hall, over Wi
nans, is being remodeled and en
larged this week. The lodge has
the new ; day night, and two fine suit cases; eased the ups'
, . , and $2 in money has been i'antl s ?tore'a .'
lie in the vnisisino- Nothing elseibeen „ln
had to contend with was the
curiosity of the people, many
pressing up so close as to mark-
edly retard the work and excit
bar, walk in and help themselves.
, I leased the upstairs over Hol-
' both rooms have
into one, making
some of the finest lodge quarters
in the new state.
Norman Lodge, W. O. W., is
rapidly forging to the front. It
now has a membership of some
425, and will crowd the 500 mark
within the next few weeks.
Pat McGinley Back to Kansas.
Pat McGinley, who for a couple
of years has been the right hand
man of his brother Frank, leaves
this week with his family for
Frontenac, Kas., where he will
engage in the banking business.
Norman is sure sorry to lose him,
for he's about as white an Irish-
man as they make (and when
that's said, all's said, for every-
body knows there's nothing too
good for the Irish).
Mr. McGinley was one of the
leading candidates for the nomi-
nation for railroad commissioner,
and has been very prominent and
popular in Democratic circles
since his residence in Oklahoma.
And now he's going back to
Bleeding, Black Republican Kan-
sas! Poor Pat—but, good luck
go with him everywhere.
It's a dandy; see it—The See-
There are still 284 patients at'ley Mattress-at The Big Chair.
-The cemetery Association
held its regular meeting Monday,
\ R. W. Spear, Trousdale
I M. E. Smith, Trousdale
j M. P. Burk, Okla. City
( Mary Rogers, Norman .
Dispensary Ready For Business.
The local agency for dispens-
ing booze is now ready for busi-
ness. J. W. Armstrong, chief
dispenser, has secured temporary
quarters in the court house, and
will issue "Sunnybrook" in
quanities to suit the disease, pro-
viding the necessary credentials
are shown. The "stock" was
received Monday, and consists of
five cases of Oklahoma's official
Come ye, who are thirsty, with
the necessary papers and disease,
gather 'round the throne of King
Sunnybrook, and join in the
chorus, "Hail! Hail! The Gang's
" Moral Depravity."
Sunday's Oklahoman contained
a lurid account of the arrest of
some sixty boys and girls in that
town, ranging in age from ft
years to 15 and 17, who had
made a sandpit their playground,
where, in a state of nudity, they
deeply shocked the neighborhood
lyjand brought odium down upo
191 the community.
i What? Right in the shadow
jo I of that great reform institution,
j Epworth University! Carry th
i news to Dr. Bvnum! Wonder W
— How often do you visit your j any of the children e enrolled
lot at the Norman cemetery. at Epworth?
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