The Norman Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 23, 1914 Page: 2 of 6
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OKLA NATIONAL GUARDS. REAL "HOT CHECK" ARTIST
Norman Men, I Want to Have a
Heart to Heart Talk With You-
To commence the talk I want to say there is no doubt
in my mind but that if you were to find a five dollar
note lying in the street you would stop and pick it up.
Of that there is no doubt.
All right—how about this?
If you intend buying a suit of clothes I otTer you a
saving of $5 or more on that suit. And understand
nit.—give you the same clothes which would positively
cost vou at least $5 more. Now why isn't this five spot
just as good as the one you found?
You agree with me again. But of course there is al-
ways an "if." Certainly if they are as good as the oth-
er store's suit to cost $5 more you would take the five.
All I have to say is this: Come to the store; see these
suits; try one on. If they are not all that 1 have said
they were the treats are on me. It will cost but a trifle
of an exertion to walk around here and make compar-
Madam, Will You Give Me $15
for a $20 Si k Dress
Provided I give all that you could possibly get else-
where at $20—the same style, quality, workmanship.
If this proposition appeals to you come to the store
tomorrow aond inspect the dress. I believe the women
of Norman understand enough about merchandise,
"quality," style, etc., to appreciate real values.
The object of this ad is to create a desire to see the
goods. The goods will sell themselves. But it is es-
sential that you see these dresses to appreciate them.
It is quite impossible to describe on paper the values.
W. N. RUCKER
Adjutant General Making Ready Endeavors to Get Money Here
for Quick Moblization of From all Three pf the
Militia Forces—Nor- Banks.
man Companies. 1
From Monday's daily.
Plans were being perfected A pretty "smooth" nrticle in
Tuesday by Adjutant General the way of a "hot check artist"
Frank Canton whereby the Ok- struck Norman a day or two
lahoma national guard may be ago and endeavored to get all
mobilized at a moment's notice three of the local banks to honor
in case orders should come from his paper, but succeeded to the
the war department to call out,amount of only $6. The officers
the state troops, says the Ok la- learn he is now under arrest at
homa City Times. General Can- Perry and that he is wanted at
ton was busy today with the var- a number of points.
ious railroad companies having He was no "cheap guy," eith-
lines running into cities and,er, for he hunted for big game.
towns where companies of troops His efforts here were to deposit
of Oklahoma national guard are drafts for $960 each, and be al-
located. He has requested each lowed to draw on them before
road to have passenger and they had been sent for collection.
freight equipment upon sidings He gave the name of "H. Smith-
in these various towns, sufficient, son," and seems to have gone
to move the troops and to ktep under the name of "J. C. Kane"
it ready for immediate use in and "0. C. Williams" at other
case of orders to entrain the points.
guard. General Canton stated to-! He presented the drafts at
day that the various companies the banks. They appeared to be
could be assembled ready for en-J regular, but the bankersdeclined
training in about six hours after to allow him to check on them
receiving notice. i until they had been sent for col- NORMAN COMPANIES O.N.G.
As a further means of facili-, lecton and been paid. At one
tating the rapid moving of the bank, by putting up a plausible xhe Boys of Norman and Vicini-
state troops to the mobilization J story, he was given $6 pending ty Who Would Go to War
point Adjutant General Canton payment of the draft, and went
has prepared a telegram to var-, from here to Oklahoma City, j
if Called Out.—Engi-
neers and Signal
THE f'FXT eeVEgSOa OF OKLAHOMA
ious commanding officers of the where he attempted the same
guard to mobolize their men. game. He met his "Waterloo"
These can be sent by the adju-,at Perry, where he was arrested The following is the roster of j
tant general immediately upon (for trying to pass checks and the Norman companies, 0. N. G.,'
receipt of orders from Washing-!drafts. j the boys who would go to Mexico'
ton. I One of his stunts at Perry, the Oklahoma National Guard <
General Canton as yet has re-! was to try to cash a check pur- xvlls called out. They are ready,I
ceived no word from the war de- porting to be signed by Rev. V. :and equipment could be loaded
partment and will not until all C. Griffith, pastor of the Episco- jn a fev hours:
preliminaries are looked after at palean church here. It was on Engineers Company
(the national capital and the war the First National, and was for
department decides that the $353.51, which is a good deal of
state troops should be used. I money for a preacher to have.
|There are 1,200 men in the Ok-,It was, of course, a forgery, and
j lahoma national guard, including "Smithson" will have to answer,
twelve companies of infantry,;to that charge likewise.
two troops of cavalry, engineer j
and signal corps and regiment: Postmasters' Examination.
band. Style D signal corps lo- From Monday's daily.
icated at Norman is the finest or- Fourteen applicants for post-
ganization of its kind in the,offices took the examination held
.southwest and is recruited to a (here by Local Secretary Morten
minimum of 67 men. This corps on Saturday—eight desiring to!
i is equipped with a full wireless be postmaster at Moore, five at
(outfit in addition to other equip-1 Noble, and one who was sent
ment. It may not be generally here from Britton. The exami-
! known that Oklahoma national nation was held at high school
I guard has two rapid fire guns building, and some of the appli-
which are in charge of a ma- cants think it was pretty easy.
I chine gun platoon attached to The papers have been sent to
Company K at Enid. I Washington for grading, and it
The Oklahoma national guard is probable the winners will not,
is practically on a war basis, be- be known for some weeks. >.
jing fully equipped and in exceI-( Those from Moore were: Miss
[lent training for actual service.jMayme Smith, .Mrs. Sallie God-
The engineer corps at Norman win, Orville Courtney, Jas. A.
has in its organization professors Cowan, Henry Dressen, Mrs.
! and instructors of the school of Edith Siler, M. C. Carr and L. C.
I engineering of the state univer- (Dyer.
sity and in addition is well equip- Noble applicants were: Miss
ped for service.
Norman Men Mulched.
From Tuesday's Daily.
"H. Smithson," the hot check
artist whose exploits the Tran-,
script noted in Saturday's issue,
appears also to be a thief in ad
i Hillie Braden, Geo. D. Long, Joe
i Brazier, Will D. Bowen and Wi
W. Benton. The name of the Brit-
ton applicant was not learned.
The Firemen's Ball.
Notwithstanding the bad
+ John Fields Acceptance. 4*
+ + + + + + + * + + *+ * + + *
Very well; I submit. 1 will sign .
an application to have my name;
placed on the Republican ballot to be
voted on at the primary election to ,
Be held on August 4th, 1914
I will do it, however, with this dis- J
tlnet understanding with you and
with all who may vote for my nomin |
ation at that primary:
If 1 am the Republican nominee |
at the primery election on August
4th, 1914, and the total number of
votes cast for all candidates for the j
Republican nomination for governor j
lb smaller than the total number of i
votes cast for all candidates for the
Progressive nomination for governor
at that primary election, I will with-
draw and cause my name to be re
moved from the state ballot lo be ,
voted on November ;l, 1914.
1 make this declaration—not as a
Republican -not as a Progressive- i
and certainly not as a Democrat—
but as a citizen of Oklahoma who i
does not Intend that ho shall be used '
fts a means of dividing the opposi j
tion of the people to that band of |
political pirates which lias been loot |
lng this state without interruptoon
Since the hour of noon on November
When the contest now on among
the various kinds of Democrats closes
on August 4th, there will be only one
Utket, with all the forces of organ
Ized plunder solidly behind it.
Some may desire to engage in a
contest in which two kinds of Re-
publicans voting two tickets will un-
dertake to defeat 57 varieties of Dem-
ocrats voting one ticket.
1 do not.
Vou have given no heed to my per-
sonal desires in this matter.
No oEe can truthfully say that I
have not consistently sought to avoid
having this great burden, this great
obligation, this great honor, placed in
You have taken the consequences in
vour own hands, and 1 leave them
The action of this convention Is a
suggestion to the voters, with whom
is tho final decision.
1 shall make no campaign whatever
for the nomination You have under-
taken that job: finish it.
There may be oine among you who
will not be itislicd with the po'sition
which I have taken.
None of you are bound to mc by
any action already taken or which
may hereafter be taken by this con-
But if, at the polls on August 4th,
it should develop that this is a real
'call of the people," I will respond
with every energy and resource at
my command and endeavor, with ihe
help of all of you, to bring about a
triumphant victory for decency In
public service in Oklahoma, and for
the citizenship of this state whose
independent votes can alone make
such a victory possible.
dition to his swindling and forg- v^'.s a ^°"('
ery. J. C. Cain, the Oklahoma il"ceAat the s Ball at
City cotton buyer, was here Sat- ie Armoiy on I' riday ™ght.
urday and identified as his prop- s?me , "'en,!v7,v<; C°UP|® *np-
erty a suit case and contents P'n* th® h£ht fantastic until
which Smithson had left here. e.ar'y hours of Saturday
The suit case disappeared from niorninp, A number of visitors
Mr. Cain's room in Oklahoma 'r"rn Oklahoma City were pres-.
City some days ago. It contain- Something like eighty tick-
ed a number of valuables, most ets were sold and the exchequer
of which have been recovered. jof ,thf firemen considerably in-
Among other things it contain- creaPe(l.
ed were some foreign gold coins.;
| Smithson had sold one of them Christian Science.
: (a 20-franc. gold French coin)
l to Postmaster Swank, and an First Church of Christ, Scien-
English crown piece to E. K. tist: Regular Sunday services
Himes. Mr. Swank lost $3.90 at the church edifice on West
and Mr. Himes $4.80. A fine pair Eufaula at 11 o'clock. Subject:
! of field glasses Mr. Cain valued "Probation After Death." Wed-
at $25 has not yet been recover-, nesda.v evening testimonial meet-
ed, and some pieces of valuable ,'ng at 8 o'clock. AH cordially in-
vited. Sunday school at 10:00
o'clock. Reading room at church
open Wednesdays from 2:30 to
One of the authors of Scripture said: "Show me your
faith without work and I'll show you my faith by my
works." This store will soon demonstrate the truth-
fulness of its assertion to move what is left of the stock
to another town.
Better business prospects is sufficient explanation
for moving. The fact that we will move this stock is
good reasons for selling everything at reduced prices.
No time nor space to quote prices. Everything is on
sale. We urge you to call and save money on your
The Holland Cash Store
G. B. Morter,
T. B. McCreary,
H. M. Prentice,
J. H. Williams,
J. D. Lindsay,
C. N. Berry,
,C. W. Brown,
R. E. Bledsoe,
W. H. Beesley,
F. W. Bullock,
W. O. Cralle,
R. G. Copeland,
B. T. Cobble,
H. C. Cottrell,
R. II. Deim,
W. H. Edwards,
M. L. Fleming,
J. W. Foster,
E. L. Gibbs,
L. S. Huffman,
G. S. Hill,
J. S. Jones,
H. L. Johnson,
N. R, Johnson,
W. L. Leach,
R. T. Luttrell,
J. E. Luttrell,
M. F. Levey,
F. E. Longpine,
O T. McCall,
E. O. Morrill,
H. P. Morrow,
R. R. Pruet,
J. H. Phillips,
Wm. A. Phillips,
S. A. Roberts,
H. H. Roberts,
W. B. Rice,
D. M. Stacy,
E. P. Scott,
R. A. Spears,
R. M. Taylor,
Frank Van Slyke,
Franz E. Blackbert,
Henry H. Boyd,
Henry C. Brown,
E. L. Castile,
Sunday Services at St. John's
10 a. m. Bible class.
At 11 a. m. Morning prayer
and sermon. Subject: "Suffer-
At 7:45 p. m. Evening prayer
and address on "Religious Wor-
I. I. Tucker, Captain,
H. B. Dwight, 1st Lieutenant,
F .L .Weaver, 2nd Lieutenant,
Jim Bennett, 1st Sargent,
jewelry are still missing.
Why talk of the dances,
The dips and the prances,
And foolish gyrations of
Signal Corps—Company A.
Christian Revival Services.
From Tuesday's Daily.
There was an excellent attend-
andce at the initial meeting of
the First Christian church last R- V
Why this fuss and flurry,
And this muss and worry,
Because young folks dance in a night, and much interest was
foolhardy way ? ) taken. Baptismal services fol-
lowed the sermon, seven being
There's no use to fight it, |baptise.!. The meetings continue
There's no use to smite it, j to-night and every night this
The new dance continues from. week.
east to west
Will Hayes Strikes it Rich.
H. V. Bozell, Captain.
D. E. R enshaw and L. W. W.
Morrow, 1st Lieutenants.
C. E. Carey and R. W. Clark,
C. B. Bowling, 1st Sargent.
R. V. Lackey, C. V. Keiser and
Stinson, Section Chiefs.
Advertise in the Transcript
Why sadly regret it?
Let's try and forget it, John G. Lindsay tells us that
There's no way to stop it so give one of the confpanies in which
us a rest. i W. N. Hayes holds a half-inter-
I est struck a 1500-barrel oil well
What you have to sell or what, Thursday, on their property
| you want to buy. The Daily i about ten miles south of Tulsa.
! Transcript is a splendid medium Mr. Hayes formerly resided
to reach the people of Norman, j here, and has many friends who
and the Weekly Transcript gets, will be pleased to hear of his
into all parts of the county. igood fortune.
J. L. Lindsay,
J. L. Doriand,
R. D. Evans,
L. J. Hibbard,
J. L. Roberts,
V. E. Brown,
C. W. Elledge,
H. S. Rerrner,
J. A. Newby,
R. E. Andrew,
W. H. Campbell,
N. I. Sommers,
On sale May 15th to Septem-
ber 30th, 1914.
Return limit October 31, 1914.
Denver, Colorado Springs or
Pueblo and return $25.15
Chicago or St Paul 31.15
St Louis 22.65
New York 60.05
These are only a few points.
See me for rates to various ott-
J. J. BAKER, AGENT.
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