The Norman Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 25, 1917 Page: 4 of 10
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Come in and see this wonderful mattress, let us tell
you about it and you will buy no other.
Meyer, Meyer & Morris
Furniture and Undertaking - 220 East Main
By VICTOR REDCUFFE
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Monday's Daily.
—Homer Sellers made a business
visit to Lindsay today.
rooms at the Cottage Home after
Feby 1st, on which date they give
possession of their Norman home to
the new owner, Dr. J. R. McLaughlin.
<—Rev. Butler writes that Mrs.
Butler is still seriously ill and does
not seem to recover from her injuries
received in a fall a few weeks ago.
(Copyright. 1918, by W. G. Chapman.)
"Go! If I ever see you on these
premises again, I'll—well, 1 fancy you
know what I can do!"
Like a slinking cur the loudly
dressed, bodlumonded Vance Burlln-
game skulked from the Otley farm.
Big, brawny John Raymond never.- took
his eye from him. He could have
crushed the obnoxious visitor at a
swoop of his mighty fist. He re-
frained, because he knew that from
behind a near curtain Nellie Otley was
watching him, and that his next tusk
would be to bring her to reason, lie
faced the ordeal manfully.
As her would-be lover vanished, Nel-
lie came out of the house. Her step
was hasty, her eyes flashing, lie! lips
trembling. She was angry, defiant
and well nigh on the poiut of tears.
"How dared>you!" Nellie cried, and
stamped her foot.
"I never tlinch from n duty," spoke
—H. W. Stubbeman received the
sad news today of the death of his
brother-in-law, John Webermunn,
long a respected resident of Cincinna-
ti, Ohio. He had been ailing for
some time with Bright's Disease.
—The marriage of Billie Williams
and Miss Eunice Longman was
solemnized at Little Ax on Route 61 John, quietly but with decision,
today. The contracting parties are | "I heard what you said to Mr. Hurl
well known Shawnee Indians, the1! lngame."
groom being 39 and the
Many friends wish them
—J. W. Linton has sold the Mrs.
Sophie Witte place, south of the Ok-
lahoma State Hbspital, to A. J.
Fuller, formerly of McLoud, who is
moving to Norman with his family.
The price was $1100, cash.
—J. H. Armstrong, who has been
here several weeks visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Devore, expects to
leave in a few days for his home
near Omega, Nebr., where he has a
400-acre farm. His trip here has
—Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Stover of! been profitable, for he brought a
Oklahoma City are the week-end | large quantity of beans for which he
—Dr. Stratton D. Brooks left for
Chickasha this morning Jo deliver an
address before the Men's Dinner club.
He will also talk to the young ladies
of the Oklahoma College for Women.
guests of Mrs. Stover's mother, Mrs
S. M. Salter.
which they are delighted.
John smiled grimly. He was about
to say something about that fantastic
name, yet thought better of It, and
"I intended that you should."
"You insulting boor," she raved;
"you thankless meddler. I shall write
to him, I shall see him 1"
"Not while it is in my power to pre-
vent it," declared John resolutely,
j "Listen to me, Nellie; you are—" bis
I color heightened, a passionate expres-
j slon arose to his lips, but he quietly
i added: "You are the sister of my
dearest friend. When he went away
to the Mexican border he had my
promise that 1 would guard you from
all harm. Nellie, I must keep my sa-
"Then I am so bad that I need a
guard, and you are my appointed
Jailer!" cried Nellie shrilly.
"You are so good, Nellie," corrected
John gravely, "that we must shield
from every danger."
Mrs. David Bawden. They had an ex- I now bursting Into tears. "Ob, 1 know
found ready sale.
I —Yes, you can buy a $20 suit or
—I. B. Sale is here from Coalgate I overcoat at Kimbcrlin's store for
visiting his folks, and enjoying a during their reduction sale.
visit from his sister, Mrs. J. A. Oris-1
well, and two brothers, R. T. and P.! an<). ^ s' z rm c'
w. s.i., ii ;■i armsirrws, w,
SfW'lta first visit It Rowland ilh tho bridt'a partnta, Mr. and, ~T,.u ar. a tjraotl
and Mrs. Criswell to our city, with
—The Norman Steam Laundry has
a fine new automobile deilvery car,
thus enabling it to hustle your wash- ^
ing to and from your home promptly. (A Q y W ) payab]e to Mr R c
Berry for $1000, which closes out the
tended trip by sea and land, and a
most enjoyable one. They will go to
—John S. Allan is in receipt of a
check from the Degree of Honor
—Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Dickerson
and their pretty ilttle babe, who have
been visiting Mrs. Diekerson's par-
ent, left today for their home at
Wayne, Okla., where Cecil is farm-
ing and doing well. He tells us his
father, L. D. Dickerson is quite poorly
and facing an operation for stomach
trouble. "He has many friends here
who trust he may come out all right.
—T. G. Harryman has resigned as j
carpenter in charge of the work at
the Oklahoma State Hospital, and
Phil DeLong has been appointed to
the place. Good job, and good work-
$2,000 carried by Mrs. Nora Berry.
—Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Reynolds of |
Oklahoma City, are the week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kim-
ball and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Griffin.
—Mrs. R. S. Walker, who has been
visiting here some weeks and filling j
her old position as book-keeper at j
Rucker's, left Monday for her home j
in Alvord, Texas.
—Thirty-eight more fine overcoats
to close out at just half price.—
—How the years go by! Little
girls who were starting to school
only a short time ago are now falling
in love and are asking to look at
wedding stationery. By the way, we
—Emmett Graham, who has an ex-
MUSTERED OUT AT SILL
•After all, the Oklahoma soldiers
will not be mustered out at Oklahoma
City, the government concluding that
Fort Sill, near Lawton, was the
proper place. The boys are expected
some time in February. It is said a
number of them will join tlu regu-
Stood, Puzzled and Trembling, in the
Presence of a Poorly Dressed Worn
-you are jealous!
vaste your time.
If you were
The 8th grade of the Washington
schools accompanied by their teacher
... • ., .visited the court house yesterday and I „„„ „
cellent position with an oil company I hobnobbed with the county officials, [ J
at Bartlesville, visited his mother, j getting from them some practical | ^ . T ..
Mrs. M. E. Graham, this week. ideas about their work and duties. ,he Hnl>' muu in the world-„ 1 would
Each of the officers made a short pass you by with contempt.
—The Jewell Republican has watch- i t^lk to the students, explaining his i She flounced back into the house
ed the men out that way, and has WOrk and duties, and a profitable with the dignity of n disdainful duch
found that those who get motor cars hour was spent by both officers and ess. Her words cut deep. A spasm of
soon get so stuck up they won't let j pupils.
their wives cut their hair any more, j
ORGANIZE H. S. R. Y. P. U.
About thirty young people of the
high school met last Sunday evening
in gonit' v nrk for Mr. Otley. L\ery
nine John watched the Otley house.
Nellie apparently suw no visitors, und
did not go any place where she was
liMt'ly to meet Burllngame.
One afternoon, however, an Incident
transpired that aroused the attention
of John. He saw Nellie meet the
postmau at the gate, receive a letter,
thrust it hastily into her pocket and
hurry to a part of the house lot where
the shrubbery was thickest. John was
resting beyond the hedge, where he
could view her plainly. Nellie read
the letter eagerly. Her fane bright-
ened, and then, as if bent on answer-
ing It at once, she hurried towtirds the
house, to go to her room. A white ob-
ject flitted from her pocket as she
brushed by some bushes. John was
at the spot as soon as Nellie reached
the house. He rapidly read the mis-
sive, and then, as Nellie reappeared
from the house, dropped the letter and
hastened to covert.
Nellie recovered he letter with a
glad smile and once uiore disappeared,
racing up and down beyond the hedge,
John wore a grave, perplexed look
upon his face.
The letter, as he had suspected, was
from Burllngame. Others had passed
between that individual und Nellie,
and this one was the result of the
secret correspondence. Burlingame
wrote that the ouly course open was
an elopement. At a certain hour,
near a certain place, an automobile
would be waiting for Nellie the next
evening. It would speed with her to
the city and land with her at a hotel,
where Burlingame would be awaiting
her. A hasty marriage, a brief hon-
eymoon and they would return home
"to be forgiven."
"The scoundrel!" commented John
hotly. "What had I better do?"
It was In his power through com-
te exposure of Burllngame to pre-
nt the elopment, but he feared a
woman's willful temper. No, he would
unmask the villain in a way that
would drive Nellie forever away from
itlie man whose false pretensions had
Nellie arrived at the rendezvous in
a lonely country lane, and the muf-
fled-up chauffeur simply nodded as if
to indicate that he had explicit or-
ders. There was a rapid spin. An
hour later the machine entered a durk
street In the great city. The chauf-
feur hurried Nellie into a dimly lit
building, up a flight of stairs, pushed
open a door, and she stood, puzzled
and trembling, in the presence of a
poorly dressed woman. The apart-
ment bore signs of abject poverty, a
little* babe slept in a broken-down
cradle. The woman fixed wearied, al-
most Indifferent eyes upon her.
"Where is—I do not understand—"
began Nellie, shrinking back.
That you meet Mrs. Burlingame In-
stead of Mr. Burlingame?" demanded
the woman in a tone of bitterness.
"Yes, I am his wife, and your best and
truest friend has brought you here,
first, to see the neglected wife, and
then the husband, if you still cherish
the thought that Vance Burlingame,
or David Martin, as he really is, can
be worthy of any woman's love."
Nellie Otley, blinded with tears,
fairly staggered from that poor room
after the dismal story of a Heart's
shipwreck had been recited.
"Oh, take me back home—don't de-
lay, don't deceive me," she wailed.
"Oh, John! John! truest friend, in-
deed, I have lost even you!"
"I will take you home, Nellie," spoke
the muffled chauffeur, revealing him-
self. "Poor child! think no more of
all this, und forgive me If I have been
"Oh, John!" sobbed Nellie, "I have
been a wicked, willful girl. I never
loved that wretch. It was vanity, ob-
stinacy, beenuse I wns scolded—what
must you think of me 1"
"That you are the sweetest, dearest
girl in the world," declared the
staunch, loyal fellow, nnd Nellie, eager
and trembling and happy, moved up
close to him and snuggled there, con-
WE are still selling GROCERIES
at prices as low as the lowest.
In many lines we are selling goods
cheaper than we can buy them—and
will continue to do so until our pres-
ent stock is exhausted. Come and
buy now, for "Time is Money."
S. P. Vickers & Sons
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
223 E. Main
TRIAL OF JOHN COUCH.
The farmers of this community are: The preliminary trial of John M.
eettinir ready for their spring work. ] Couch for the killing of Rowland
Mr and Mrs. A Chapeau visited Williams and Miss Nellie Dunn will
Mr and Mrs. J. F. Rucker and family | not be held for a few days. Un-
Sunday evening. ' doubtedly the indictment against him
Mrs. John Pope and son made a in Federal Court (charging sending
business trip to Norman Saturday. I obscene letters through the mail) will
A enjoyable surprise was given J be dismissed, and he will be returned
Mr. and Mrs. A. Carter and family j to Oklahoma City to stand trial for
Saturday evening by a few of the: the murders—but, as yet, this has not
neighbors. At ten lunch was served. I been done. It will probably be done
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Sabin spent j Friday.
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I Moman Pruiett, who was to assist
A. E. Kanehl.
Miss Gertrude Ives spent Sunday
evening with Miss Lee Potts,
The ladies social was given at the
home of Mrs. John Pope Wednesday
evening. A most delightful hour was
spent. A two course lunch was served
at 5 o'clock.
Mrs. John Fitzsimmons was a caller
at the home of Mrs. Blanchard on
Sunday school at Independence is
increasing in numbers since the
weather cleared up. We hope to see
a large crowd out Sunday.
Dr. Day and Mrs. Clifton, Mr. Big-
gers and two young ladies of Norman
were out Sunday, visiting the Sunday
school. After the Sunday school, Dr.
Day gave a short talk which was ap-
preciated by all.
The Literary had something last
Friday night which you missed if
you were not there to see what it was.
in the prosecution of Couch, has with-
drawn from the case, and Ben
Williams, Norman's leading criminal
attorney, will probably take his place.
Homer S. Hurst has been retained by
some of Couch's old time friends to
Couch still denies that he com-
mitted the murders and, while there
is not the least doubt he did, every
circumstance pointing to him as the
guilty man, no one witnessed the mur-
ders, the gun with which they were
committed has not been found, and
there are several other elements of
mystery in the case.
Plans have been completed and
invitations are being sent to more
than 200 representatives of colleges
, i . and universities for the dedication of
An enjoyable exercise was given and the new chemistry building which
a large crowd was present. will be held next Friday, January 26
Prof. Sturgis of the University I at 2:15 in assembly hall.
was out Friday evening to the Liter- | The opening address of the cere-
ary. After the exercise he gave a | mony w;n foe made by Governor R.
talk of which every one seemed to ( L williams, and L. C. Rayford, head
enjoy. We extend our welcome to him | 0f the school of chemistry in the A.
again. & M. college, will follow with the
Mr. and Mrs. John Lawson and congratulatory address. The dedica-
family have moved from here, and tory address will be given Dr. Wm.
are now living across the river. We ^ Noyes, director of the chemical
hope that they will like their new . laboratories of the university of Illi-
home and community as well as they j nojs j \ Holmboe, contractor, will
did here. We certainly will miss present the keys of the building to
them. , ' Col. A. N. Leecraft, secretary of the
We welcome our new neighbors i state board of affairs, who will pre-
to this community and hope that they sent them to state Supt R. h. Wilson
will soon find out that we do wel- j an(j ^ wjh turn them over to Presi-
come them. | dent Brooks. After this Edwin De-
There will be Literary at Indepen-. garr wj|] gjve the address of ac-
dence Friday night. We have ar- j ceptance.
ranged a good program. Be sure and , jn evenjng a banquet will be
come. , . | given to the visiting representatives
Mrs. W. Farrls is QU'te ill at the j 0^j,er institutions. The university
glee club and quartet will furnish
music for the occasion.
present time with an attack of the
Judge J. D. Grigsby officiated at
the wedding of Elmer Brewton, 27,
and Mrs. Nellie Graham, 28, both of
Oklahoma City, which took place at
the court house yesterday afternoon
with County Attorney Cheatwood and
Judge Burke as witnesses.
—Doubtles you were amused by the
Wichita man who asked the police to
find his wife, who bore a tattoo mark
on her leg. But suppose your wife
should be lost—could you describe her
so she could be found ? Of course, you
can describe her to your own satis-
faction, but could you give the neces-
sary information that a detective
needs to identify a person on sight?
—Prof. Clark Snell, who has been
absent in Texas for some months, is
home, and will take up his work as
instructor in piano at the University
at the beginning of the next semes-
mental pain crossed the plain, honest
face of John Redmond. He had spok-
en of duty, and at the risk of antago-
nizing her had offended her. Love was
In his innermost soul, however, and
at 6:30 at the Baptist parsonage and ; he felt that he was drifting far away
organized a high school section of
the B. P. P. U.
This promises to be a live union,
as the officers are the kind that make
things happen and have a strong
membership to back them. All young
people of the high school will receive
from its object in acting the censor
John lived on the next place to the
Otley home, with his widowed mother.
The proximity favored keeping close
track of Nellie. She was un impetu-
cordial welcome. At the Baptist I ous, innocent girl, thoroughly ignorant
parsonage Sunday evening at 6:30. ! of the ways of the world. She had
met a summer hoarder at the lake re-
WHV PEACE RUMORS PERSIST, i sort hotel, and he had dazzled her.
New York Evening Post: Peace ru- T° Nellie, for the time being at least,
mors will not down. Despite the Burlingame was the pink of perfection
Kaiser's impetuous appeal to his umong men. He flattered her and paid
soldiers to steel their hearts against her expensive attention. John began
an enemy who has refused a mag- looking him up. He did not tell Nellie
nanimous offer of peace, nowhere is! „u ho had learned. He hoped to be
nblo to banish Burllngame without
I will sell at the Geo B. Dodd place,
two miles west and two south of
Norman, one-half mile north of South j
Canadian bridge, on Wednesday, Jan.
31, 1917, commencing at one o'clock
p. m., the following stock and prop-
Seven Horses and Mules: 1 pair
5-year old horse mules, 17 hands high.
1 span 7-year old mules, about 14
hands. 1 sorrel mule. 1 gray horse, 7
years old, weight about 1100. 1 black
horse, 3 ,>ears old, weight about 950.
Twenty Head of Cows and Cattle:
3 cows, now giving milk. 7 heavy
springers. 1 cow, fresh in April. 3
yearling steers. 3 2-year old heifers.
2 yearling heifers.
TERMS: Sums of $10 and under,
cash. On sums over $10 a credit of
10 months will be given, notes to
bear 10% interest from date. Secur-
ity approved by Security State Bank
of Norman. 5'/< discount for cash on
sums over $10. No property to be re-
moved Until settled for.
W. T. STRONG, Owner.
G. D. Graves & Sons, Auctioneers.
—Charley Trapp's receipe for liv-
ing to a ripe old age: Get an incurable
disease and take care of yourself.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All persons having claims against
Pauline E. Shackleford, deceased, are
required to present the same with
the necessary vouchers, to the under-
signed executors at the office of
James M. Gresham, Norman, Okla-
homa within four months of the date
hereof, or the same will be forever
Dated this 25th day of January,
CORA E. PRITCHETT and
G. M. PHELPS, Executors.
JAMES M. GRESHAM,
TRAVEL A GREAT EDUCATOR
Its Broadening Influence Begins to Be
Recognized by Americans,
Millions of people never travel. Ris-
ing day after day, they look out upon
the same scenes, go through the same
dally tasks, and tumble Into thesnine, Kang fou"r hundred horses within a
bed again at night, no different than
they were the day before, Kathleen
Hill writes in Leslie's.
Each year thousands nre travefln
STOLE 400 HORSES.
Wichita, Kas., Jan. 22.—The arrest
of Dick Brantley, an old time cow-
boy, and John Ukaney here today, un-
covers, the police assert, a horethief
conspiracy that has netted a bandit
It had been of no avail. Her father
was old, had always let his children
grow up In their own way. She had
it believed that the negotiations have
been finally broken off. And every
day brings new evidence of the real
moving force behind Germany's pro-
posal to end hostilities. This is the in-
Born. News comes of the birth I creasing destitution and the deepening
of a 7%-poiAid son to Mr. and Mrs. I discontent among the people of the
Turnbull at Indian Oasis, Arizona, on! Teutonic powers. All the indications no mother, and her married sister was
Jan. 21, 1917, and that all parties | are that Austria is worse off than engrossed in bringing up her own fam-
are doing nicely. The young mother i even Germany. From Hungary re- ily. John felt called upon to act He
was formerly Miss May Gilkey and cently have come reports of misery had done so. A covert threat of ex-
will becoming almost unbearable. The new posure hud sent the persistent Burl-
Austro-Hungarian Emperor is plain- itl„arae adrifti |lllt he had nroused a
ly anxious for peace, and it is no idle
guess that the interview of the
Austrian Prime Minister with the
Emperor William had to do with
plans for renewing negotiations in
order to come to terms with the- allies,
for the first time, not only the wealthy,
but the middle class and even the
poorest. They are coming to view
travel not as an extravagance but as
the price of comfort, health, experi-
ence and knowledge. Ocean liners are
veritable floating hotels with ball
rooms, promenades and conservatories,
while trains are the last word in com-
fort with their thickly upholstered
Forty-six have been stolen from
the Wichita stock yards within a
fortnight. The police here say that
fourteen alleged members of the gang
are under arrest in Oklahoma City.
The Wichita company places its loss
at one hundred horses; Davis &
Younger of Oklahoma City, 185, and
W. G. Hale, Oklahoma City, 125.
(First publication Jan. 25, 1917
making disclosures that would humtl- I seats and handsomely appointed din-
has many friends here who
earnestly congratulate her
Uncle Zack Gardner, one of the pio-
neers of the Choctaw Nation, member
of the prominent Indian families,
died at Pauls Valley last week. He
had lived to the ripe age of 87 years.
—Judge J. B. Dudley has purchased
a residence on 21st street in Okla-
homa City, but will not get possession .
until in March. The family will have can not be indefinitely resisted.
perverse and stubborn spirit In Nel-
lie that caused him anxiety.
Burllngtme did not venture near the
Otley home during the next week.
Nellie pouted and moped like a peev-
More and more is it becoming clear Ish, spoiled child. She did not spenk
that the sea power of England and to John when he appeared about the
France has been doing its work, ex- place, although he sat at the same
erting an economic pressure which table at dinner time, being enguged
Miss Lottie Jahn has been promoted
to the position of manager of the
Norman Pioneer Telephone plant.
Miss Scott, chief operator, has gone
educational value of travel 18 I ^ Miss* I™* Belle Woolward,former"'
ly release chief, to which position
Miss Bertha Ramsey has been pro-
moted; Miss Ollie Wallace being
made supervisor to succeed Miss
Ramsey. The young ladies are giving
the best of service, and certainly keep
their establishment in fine shape.
Ing enrs with up-to-the-minute service.
beginning to have the greatest weight.
Boys and girls who have been to the
best schools help complete their edu-
cation by seeing the world or such
parts of it as their time nnd circum-
stances will permit. The grown-up
who is wise realizes the broadening in-
fluence of travel and counts each day
well spent that brings him new experi-
ences in foreign fields. No one can fail
to be uplifted by seeing some of God's
masterpieces or the handiwork of
man in picture, sculpture, cathedral
and splendid public edifices. Nor Is
it necessary to leave one's own coun-
try. There Is plenty to be seen and
learned in our own homeland, if we
will only go In search of it
'V U '
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that in
pursuance of an order of sale issued
out of the office of the District
Court of Cleveland County, Okla-
homa, on the 25th day of
January, 1917, in an action wherein
Holmes & Hubbard Mortgage Com- -
pany, a corporation, was plaintiff
and Howard Friend, Anna Friend, his
wife, and The Purcell Bank & Trust
Company, a corporation, were de-
fendants, and directed to the under-
signed sheriff of Cleveland County,
Oklahoma, commanding me to levy
upon and sell without appraisement
the following described real estate in
Cleveland County, Oklahoma, towit:
West half of Northeast quarter and
West half of West half of Ifhst half
of Northeast quarter of Section
Twenty-eight (28), Township Six (6)
North, Range One (1) West,
to satisfy a judgment of foreclosure
in favor of plaintiff and against de-
fendants, obtained and made in said
Court on the 24th day of July, 1916,
for the sum of $256.41, with interest
thereon at the rate of eight per cent
per annum from July 24th, 1916, un-
til paid, and costs accruing including
an attorney's fee of $50.00 for plain-
tiff's attorney, I will on the "rd dav
of March, 1917, at the hour of 10
o'clock a. m., of said day at the front
door of the Court House in the City
of Norman in said County of Cleve-
. >T-.rr,.r,r. i iw State of Oklahoma, offer
THE CIGARET1E LAW. f01. sa]e an(j se|j t0 the highest bidder
News comes from Oklahoma City j for cash the property herein
that the anti-cigarette law passed | described, or so much thereof as will
with so much vim and vigor in the | satisfy said judgment with
lower house of the Oklahoma legis-1 and costs.
lat'ure last week, will probably die j. b. WHEELIS,
in committee in the senate, or be re-1 Sheriff of Cleveland County, Okla-
norted out so changed that its author homa, by H. C. COTTRELL, Deputy,
wiil not recognize it; its drastic pro- J. B. DUDLEY and W. TI. CLARK,
visions being entirely eliminated. Attorneys for Plaintiff. 5t
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