The Norman Transcript. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT.
J. J. MJMIE, Owbw and Publtahvr.
Jt Lit* Republican N u>spap*r DfHd to tho Most intorotta of Mormon and Southern Oklahoma.
_ (Mocriptioa, $1.00 per Aimm.
\ Advertising, Made Knows on Application*
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31,1901.
You Haven,t 5een
that swell line of
Hen's Furnishings and Hats.
At "THE CLUB" three doors
east of Postoffice. : : : : :
The greatest $1.00 Shirt in the World. Un-
derwear to suit the most fastidious. From
$1 to $5. Suits and Overcoats made to or-
der. Fit and Satisfaction guaranteed.
H. HUNTER, Manager.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Compiled from Daily Reports of the
Andrew Kingkade Real Estate
Following are the real estate trans-
fers for the past week, as compiled from
the Andrew Kingkade Co.'s report:
Wood Little to Jas M Naill, lots
1 to 8, block 68, Norman $1100
H E Moore to J E Mann, lots 22
to 25, bk 07, Norman 3000
Mrs L Meyers to John EStillwell,
lots 30 to 32, bk 48, Norman —
John E Stillwell to Jas H How-
ard, lots 30 to 32, bk 48, Norman
J D Hatfield to R J Evart, lots 1
to 4, bk 44. Norman
John T Walker to John W Ches-
ney. lots 12 to 16, bk 52, Norman
W T Beavers to Gottlieb Siegert,
lots 14 to 16, bk 25, Norman....
W E Brooks to Homer Brooks,part
of lots 17 to 19, bk 5, Norman..
S C Chesney to T A Chesuey, lots
30 to 32, bk 8, Norman
Geo E Howry to W F Essex and J
C Wails, part se*sw}30-9-2w.. 1500
John II Wyatt to Taylor D Dick-
son, se 21-10-lw 1000
Angeline Moore to J W Wolfe, ne
16 6-le 900
Henry Ogee to A J Zachery, s 4
aw and sw se 13-6-le 550
G C Zachery to W C H Walker, ne
se 23-6-le 800
W N Gowdy tc John N P Peaker,
partne 28 9-2w 700
A II Classon, Rec , to Osqar Lev-
erich, final receipt to ne 22 10-le
Sheep for Sale.
Two hundred head of prime breed-
ing ewes, mostly high grade Delaine
Merinoes. Inquire of M M. White, 2
miles north of Noble.
Methodist Church Appointments..
The following are the appointments
made by the Conference at Shawnee
for this district;
J.T. Riley, presiding elder. Arling-
ton, B. H. Kipler: Avoca, to be sup-
plied; Cainey and Parkland, T.W. Al-
bertson ; Chandler, J. A. Ferguson ;
Choctaw and McLoud, J. E. Murphy:
Crescent, J. S. Bradley: Cushing and
Ripley, W. E. Jones; Edmond. E. B.
Rankin; Guthrie, First church, G. W.
Clayan: Guthrie,.!. M. Miloy; iarena,
Mark White: Mulhall, M. O. Billings;
Norman, D. W. Ross: Oklahoma City,
First church, A. H. Pitkin: Oklahoma
City Circuit. J. S. Belby; Orlando, P.
J. Everett; Perkins, J. L. Hefley: Pur-
cell. R. R. Fletcher: Shawnefe, J. E.
Burt; Stroud. E C- Graff; Tecumseh,
J. W. Lant; Welston and Luther, W.
E. Bilby; w est, Guthrie, H. P. Mc-
Bride: Yukon, B. W. Rinehart.
Rev Palmer, presiding elder of this
district 1900-1901, goes to the South-
west district. Rev. Snyder returns to
■Mie Garber and Hunter charges.
Faculty Concert Postponed.
Owing to the illness of Prof. J. J.
Merrill the faculty concert announced
to be given tomorrow (Friday) night
lias been indefinitely postponed. It
may be given next week if Mr Merrill
recovers. He is sick with malarial
BACK FROM THE KLONDIKE.
firs. J. W. Chisholm, of Tecumseh,
Returns After Two Years' Stay
In the Country—Interest-
Mrs J. W Chisholm. formerly a well
known landl.dy of Oklahoma City,
Shawnee and Tecumseh, is home from
a two years' stay in the Klondike.
she went to Cape Nome in thespring
of 1899. Since then she has had a se-
ries of experiences remarkable for a
woman She went into the bakery and
restaurant business in a tent on arm
ing at Nome. There was much law
lessness and she slept alone in her tent
with a gun constantly within reach,
she escaped three attempts to kill her
for her money, and has lived to see It
invested in five gold mines, one of
which has proved valuable, and the
others, she believes, will pan out well,
she is modest and declines to estimate
her present wealth, but admits that
she has returned pretty well off finan-
cially, intending, however to return
to Nome in thespring. Three of her
mines are in the Arctic region, which
is now being much exploited, she de-
clares that if they turn out well she
will go there and personally direct the
exploitation of them.
"If it is necessary I can put on a
pair of bloomers and a fur coat aud
work them myself," she laughingly
declared. Mrs Chisholm's vigorous ap-
pearance. added to her experiences
during the last two years, impress the
hearer with the belief tnat the state-
ment was not meant simply as a joke.
"I left Cripple Creek, Col., for Cape
Nome in May, 1899,'' said Mrs Chis-
holm. "Nobody accompanied me. Af
ter looking around a bit, I concluded
the bakery and restaurant business
was more inviting to me than any-
thing else in sight. I had a tent set
up, and lived and conducted my busi-
ness in it. I was successful from the
start. At first I charged 25c a loaf,
the same amount for a cup of coffee
and two doughnuts, and 50c for a pie.
Flour cost $6 per 100 lbs, sugar $1 for
6 lbs, butter $1 per lb, chickens $2.50
apiece, turkeys 75c per lb, aud coal $75
per ton, but trade was brisk and I did
Mrs Chisholm says some miners are
striking it rich. More than $1,500,000
was brought to Seattle on the steamer
St. Paul, on which she came down,
and about the same amount is carried
on each trip of the vessel.
"It's simply speculation," said she.
A few strike it rich, and many get
nothing. I'he wages for most kinds
of work haye come down along with
the prices. Miners receive $5 a day,
where >10 was formerly paid. Job
work men and carpeuters are paid $1
an hour. They are about the only
men who receive the old-time wages.
Business of all kinds is overdone.
They art still making rich strikes in
Alaska and especially along the Arc
tic coast, and if some big finds should
be made, there would be as much ex-
citement and as high prices as before.
, "There are few women in Alaska.
Some of them are getting along pretty
well. I know one woman who owned
a half Interest in a mine near the
Nome beach. A small amount of gold
was taken out and she induced her
partner, a man, to sel' her his interest
lor $1500. she now has several miners
employed, and is taking out pay ore.
A nugget weighing 17 ounces was ta-
ken out a few weeks ago from a mine
in the Enville district. The Snow
Gulch, Dry Creek, Extra Dry and Head
of Creek sections are being most suc-
cessfully worked. There is no doubt
th t there is gold all over Alaska, and
that it will continue to be the richest
gold field in the world."
While Mrs Chisholm was seeking
Arthur Keith, an Attestant at tk(
Asylum Makes Soma Hot Air As-
sertions Against the Maaage-
Guthrie, Oct. 28.— Arthur Keith,
keeper of ward four in the Oklahoma
insane asylum, at Norman, was In this
city today with a discharged patient,
Frank Preston, and in talking of af-
fairs at the asylum said: "Things are
simply horrible and getting worse at
the institution, th" rations furnished
being wholly insufficient. I worked In
the asylum under the management of
Dr. Threadglli, and was retained bv
the present management, and I must
say that the conditions now are a dis-
grace to civilization. Dozens of pa-
tients who are fully cured, or were
never insane, are being kept. When
one of this class attempts to escape
he is dragged back and subjected to
severe punishment and placed inclose
confinement. It Is simply awful."
Keith is an ex-school teacher from
Lincoln county and made these state-
It is understood that Keith made
an even stronger statement than this
to Governor Jenkins and that he was
told to submit his claims to paper. It
is believed this will form the basis of
an investigation, as it appeared very
promptly to the minds of those who
heard the complaint that the people
of Oklahoma would demand to know
if the unfortunate insaie were being
accorded humane treatment This
may precipitate a speedy and thorough
' • • the
Irresponsible, eccentric fellow, not
atrung-mlnded at all, and one who
•light be easily Influenced to make
any sort of a statement, no matter
The commission appointed by the
governor to Inquire Into the condition
of the asylum finished their work on
Tuesday and will make their report to
the governor today. They made a
most thorough examination, and The
Transcript is certain the report will
show how totally unfounded Keith's
charges are, and will bear out its as-
sertion that it is as well managed in
every respect and the Inmates given
every care possible.
CALICO 1 CALICO!!
10,000 yards <rf Wm, Simp"
son & Sons' CalicoSf the best
made, at Three (3) CENTS per
YARD at B. L. WEBB'S. Just
arrived. Come quick before
assortment is broken. Remenv
mber the new location—Callie
Graham's new building, one
door east of the M. McGinley
Who Are the Business
Men of Noble ? ? ? ? ?
A GREA I' EARTHQUAKE took place on October 31, 1901, inso-
much that it shook the whole store of the : : : :
Noble A\erc&i?tile So.,
and the holders of that Immense stock of goods have decided to com-
mence an opening sale on their entire stock at prices that will sure
move them In order to reduce the same we will give prlres on a few
of our leading articles only: : : .::::::
X Is Headquarters For X
Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats,
Underwear--in Fact Most
Anything: You Hay Want. -
- ny" S J gold in Alaska, two of her brothers
■ — and the husband of one of her sisters
For every quarter purchase you can | were digging for the same metal near
yet a guess on the jar of beans now on
■exhibition at our store. The person
truessing the nearest to the number of
bears gets a
N O T I C
All persons having premium tickets
are requested to bring them in before
Nov. 30, 1901, as we will now d!s-
.•onflnue giving tickets on queens-
ware. If yoj to save money
I and <buy the best goods come to
MAPHIS BROS. DEPARTMENT STORE,
or New York Racket.
Look for the black sign post
it is in front of tbe store
Kimberley, in South Africa. One of
thom, James Chisholm, has recently
returned to London, a millionaire
mine owner. Mrs Chisholm was born
in Dumfreshire, Scotland, and speaks
with a broad foreign accent, she says
E she can traee her ancestry back hi an
unbroken line to the sixth century
She is 45 years old, and is strong, vik-
orous and determined appearing, and
withai there is something about her
that stamps her as a lady. She left
Cape Nome October 2. her departure
being hastened by a slight illness.
The Mistletoe band, of Norman, will
give a concert on Main street every
Saturday afternoon, from 3 o'clock to
4, until further notice.
investigation by way of informing ti
public of the facts.-
Th6 above appeared in the Kansas
City Journal of Tuesday, and similar
articles in other papers A denial of
the charge made by Keith is entirely
j unnecessary to those acquainted with
Dr. Winkler, the superintendent, and
with the conditions that prevail at
the institution. Those not acquaint-
ed with the facts may, perhaps, be
inclined to believe these charges, or
think there mar be some foundation
for them. To such The Transcript
would say that they are totally un-
founded and absolutely false. It has
investigated for Itself, and is sure that
no insti tution of such a character could
be managed better or with a greater
degree of care for the health and com-
fort of the unfortunates. Persons hav-
ing relatives or friends in the Okla-
homa Sanitarium may rest easy on
that score; may be certain that there
is not the slightest foundation for
Keith's charges, but that the very rc
verse is true.
Nothinir conducive to the comfort
of the inmates is left undone, and the.
treatment of patients is kind and con-
siderate under any and all circum-
stances. Patients are discharged the
minute Dr. Winkler thinks it safe to
themselves and the community to do
so, and when discharged "his name is
so marked on the books, so that a fair
and square account with the Territory
may be kept. The food they get is
abundant, substantial, well cooked
and nicely served. The Norman Mill-
ing company furnishes the flour for
the bread—and it is the best that mill
turns out. Louis Renner furnishes the
greater part of the meats, and they
are such as he furnishes to his aver-
age customers, or even better—good,
straight, honest meats. The grocer-
ies and everything else are excellent,
and the food, all in all, is fully as
good and truly as abundant as any one
Particular attention is paid to the
sanitary condition of the institution,
to keep it healthful, and to the cloth-
ing and beddingof the inmates. Their
health is looked after by Dr. Griffin,
resident physician, and Dr. Winkler
himself, and the mortality among
them is not greater, nor as great, as it
would be among the same number in
the same condition if left at their
homes. Many are brought to the asy-
lum in the last stages of disease, and
the mortality among this class is nec-
essarily greater. But with all classes
jf patients the very best care of their
health Is taken.
Mr. Lockett, the assistant superin-
tendent, says that in sixteen years"
practical experience in insane asylum
work, and In a number of institutions,
he has seen no one more admirably
managed, or where greater care for the
health1 and comfort of inmates is ta-
ken, than in the Oklahoma Sanita-
rium under the management of Dr.
Winkler. The doctor, he says, im-
presses upon all employes the import-
ance of kind and humane treatment
■ if, inmates, and spares no expense in
getting the best for their wants and
necessities. All the other employes
corroborate Mr. Lcckett, and the pa-
tients who are discharged are all free
with their praises of the treatment
i,hey have received.
Dr. Winkler and Mr. Lockett are
both at a loss to account for Keith s
"hot air" statements, and can only do
so on the ground that he is himself
crazy; that his attendance upon crazy
people has made him light in the up-
per story. They describe him as an
Percy Perkins Pardoned.
Gov. Jenkins has pardoned Percy
Perkins, of Pottawatomie county, who
is serving a three years' term in the
penitentiary fgr killing John Black-
burn. of Lexington, at Avoca, some
three years ago. The killing occurred
at a dance, and Jay Stewart, also of
Lexington, was badly wounded at the
same time. He had served about two
years of ills sentence, and the applica-
tion ' for his pardon was signed by
Judge Burwell and many citizens of
Killing at Shawnee.
Shawnee.O. T., Oct. 28.—John Lowe
shot and killed William Shawcross in
a saloon brawl here Saturday night
abouk 9:30 o'clock, shawcross was try-
ing to stop a quarrel between John
Lowe, city scavenger, and Roy Hamil-
ton. When Lowe shot at Hamilton,
Shawcross stepped between them and
received the bullet in the left side,
dying instantly. Will Shawcross was
a barkeeper in the House of Lords and
was never known to be in a quarrel of
any kind before.
Thomas Held Without Ball.
Benj. A. Thomas, charged with the
murder of Wm. Ezell at Lexington a
couple of weeks ago, had his prelimi-
nary before Justice Jeffries at Noble
on Tuesday and was held without bail
to await the action of the grand jury.
The witnesses in his behalf, to prove
self-defense, did not appear. His at-
torneys may be holding them back for
City Elections in the New Country.
The city elections at Lawton, Ho-
bart and Anadarko, held on Thursday
of last week, resulted somewhat more
favorably for the democrats, though
in some cases it was a standoff. For
instance, at Lawton the democrats
elected the mayor, marshal and four
councilmen, while the republicans
elected the police judge, city clerk
and four councilmeu. L. P. Ross was
elected mayor by 14 majority, and G.
W. Cotney, also ''formerly of Norman "
is a member of the council.
At Hobart the democrats made a
clean sweep, the republicans electing
only two members of the school board.
At Anadarko Jay Sherman was de-
feated by only 21. The republicans
elected police judge, marshal and
three councilman, the democrats get-
ting the rest.
The republicans are not at all dis-
mayed or even displeased with the re-
Hen's and Boys' Suits.
An elegant line, ranging in price from $3>50 to $15: gn at 1"> per cent
discount. I'he goods are up-io-date In every particular and will please.
Ladies' Cloaks and Capes.
Fifty elegant Cloaks aud 1'Hpen, at same discount as on Men's Suits.
Dress Goods, Dress Goods.
We are in the ring and can't he turned down. We haye a fine line of
dress goods-Phi Ids. Oassim«*res, Worsteds, Sateens, all the latest pat
terns, that you will be pleased to see, ranging from 25c to $1 per yard.
Our Grocery Stock is full and complete. See some of our prices: 10O
lbs. of bei-i, flour for $1.00; 9 lbs. or Lilly Roast or Arbuckles Coffee for
16 lbs. granulated sugar for $1; 10 bars of -hid f r a*c
|VTE DON'T EXPEC to turn the world upside down, but we do
aim to irive our customers the worth of their money, and we
nav to t hose who have been coming to our store daily that we
want th m to keej. on coming, and to those who have never come,
come and we are sure vou will be pleased to come again,
NOBLE MERCANTILE CO..
HOBAUGH & ARCHER, Prop
Death of Comrade Peaker.
Mr John N P. Peaker died at his
residence In West Norman last Sun-
day nitfht. after a sickness of only
twelve hours. He got up from the
breakfast table feeling good, and his
family say he t, 1 Iked unusually jolly.
About 9 o'clock a. m. he was taken
sick with heart trouble, and died at 9
o'clock at night.
The funeral was held under the aus-
pices of the G A. R. Tuesday after-
noon, and the body taken to Carney,
Neb, his old home, for burial. He
was 58 years o" age and leaves a wife
and eight children. He was in good
circumstances and was arrangirg to
buy property here (had. indeed, bought
some) and make this his permanent
home. He was the father of the
Peaker boys, who recently established
the "Next" barber shop in the Alden
B L WEBB HAS MOVED
You will now find him in Callie
Graham's new building, one door
east of M. McGinley's. with the best
selected stock of DRY GOODS in
the couniy. CLOTHING. SHOES'
HATS FURNISHING GOODS—an
One Way to Figure on the Beans.
That jar is 12+ inches in circumfer-
ence and 16$ Inche* in length. Multi-
ply the length b> . • circumference,
to ascertain trie number of square
inches. Then make a pasteboard box
an inch square Fill it with common
beans and count them Multiply this
by the number of square inches in the
jar, allowing something for the thick-
ness of the glas*, and }ou have approx-
sult, and declare that the elections in
1902 will show their party in the as-
Sade upof former resident.™of Greer | Sir"a
•inH Wlnh5f.a miintles. which are three opr> evcn, " ■ u ! t J
thousand ot it. aud a e the nearest,
and Wichita counties, which are three
to one democratic.
Majorities were exceedingly small
except at Hobart, where they ran from
75 to 100. Some of the successful can-
didates In the other towns were elect-
ed by from 3 to 5 votes. The votes
polled were about 500 in eacli town.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Supper.
The ladies of the Catholic church
expect to give a substantial Thanks-
giving dinner and supper upstairs in
the Andy Berry building. Look out
for further announcements.
A Joke on the Governor.
Gov. Johnson, of the Chickasaw na-
tion, sent a message to his legislature
a few days ago that $1500 sa'ary was
not enough, and asking them to raise
it. The legislature immediately passed
a bill that "on aud and after the expi-
ration of the term of the present in-
cumbent the salary of the governor
shall be $4000 per annum."
Gloves! Gloves!! Gloves!!!
Men, women and children °an be
supplied with gloves at the Okla-
homa Racket at greatly reduced
The Best Chance Yet Offered. j
John Franing has been appointed
sole agent in Clevelaud county for a
large and wealthy loan company in the I
East, and anyone desiring to borrow j
money should call on him for rates
and terms. He makes his own exami- |
nations, and writes his own papers,
and money is paid "at once" as soon
as title is perfected. No delays.
—Those beautiful pictures at the
Oklahoma Racket are attracting a
great deal of attention.
you ge* th« Range
THE FOOTBALL SEASON.
Kingfisher vs. University Friday Af-
ternoon (Tomorrow) - Norman vs.
Oklahoma City Saturday.
Two games of football will be played
in Norman this week. Tomorrow aft-
ernoon (Friday) the University team
will lock horns with the Kingfisher
club. The game between these clubs
last year resulted in a draw. After
an hour shard struggle neither club
scored, the result being 0 to 0. The
ttrst gama this year will therefore
one for blood, and great interest is 1
ing taken. The following is the linl
up of the Universisy eleven:
Ceuter, Bogle: right guard, Astol
left guard, Bnrch; right tackle, i'ri 1
bey; left tackle, Hefley: right enJ
Short: left end, Clemmons: quarto
back. Johnson: right half-back,
Coy: 1 ;fthalf-back, Roberts; full-bi
Game will be called at 3 p. m. on ti
On Saturday the Norman high schd
will meet the OKlahoma City hif
school on the grounds of the former 1
this city, near the East Side schd|_
house. The line-up of the Norman
club Is as follows: Center, PicKard;
right guard, Lynch; left guard, Mil-
ler: right tacKle, Foster; left tacKle,
Randel; right end. SyKes; left end,
LocKe; quarter bacK, Rogers; right
half-bacK. Williams; left quarter-
bacK, Clement; fuil-bacK, Capshaw.
This promises, also, to be a hot game
and our boys may be depended upon
to give the OKlalioma City outfit a
"run for their money."
The sw i of the sw ± of Sec. 29, and
the n 4 of the nw 4 of Sec. 32. Twp. 9,
Range 1, east, near Big Jim's crossing.
Terms to suit buyer. Correspond with
C. M Cade, Shawnee, O. T.
— Ladies, remember that the "Bat-
tenburg ' m iterials are now on sale at
the Oklahoma Racket.
The Kick of a Boy.
he Trip of a Girl.
Have both been provided
[jjfor in our line of : :
7 hey are not jnst as
good but are: : : :
*HB X- BEST.
the markets afford and
money can buy : : :
in FOOTWEAR for men and womer
" J Prices to you
Come see the goods,
[HEDGE & PHILIPS
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