Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 99, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 28, 1909 Page: 2 of 4
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The Norman Daily Independent
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V. E. DANNER. Editor and Prop.
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Entered as second class matter
Norman, Oklal^ma, under act of
January 27. 1909. at the postoflice at
March 3, 1879.
ilir most <>!
lie civil \var
od," he said I
The election is over and the result
seems to be highly pleasing to the
majority of voters who yesterday de-
monstrated that the right of suffrage
is usually wisely used rather than
destroyed by party prejudices. Too
often we hear of great democratic
victories or great republican victor-
ies when in reality no party prin-
ciples have been at issue. 1 here were
no party issues in the campaign
which has just closed. I here were
no party resolutions, no party plat
forms, no party organization t<
speak of. The victory was purely one
of local significance and the person-
alities of the candidates. The voters,
who by their voices decided the con
test, expressed themselves in favor
of men and not in favor of parties
There are several interesting
things to show that the above
true. Several weks ago this paper
began a series of articles on the com-
bining of the water works and sewer
bond funds, maintaining that such
was neither right nor legal. Later in
the campaign we adressed letter t<>
the various candidates asking their
position on this question It is in
teresting to note that the result
shows that every man who answer-
ed those letters and took a stand
against the combining of such funds
was elected, that the one man who
answered the letter but did not come
out directly and take a stand against
the principle of such an action on
the part of the council was defeated,
and that every man to whom we sent
letters and who did not answer them
was defeated. This i> a pretty good
indication that the people are against
the combining ot the city's funds,
when such funds have been specific-
ally voted for a special purpose. The
victory in every way in the matter
of combining the funds was a mat-
ter of principle and local principle
at that. Every citizen in Norman
who voted for the officers who won
i5 entitled to his share of the glory
which will result from the action
they have taken, regardless of the
political party to which he belong*.
It i> also interesting to note that
every man to whom we sent letters
regarding the Earl contract, and who
answered those letters coming out
directly opposing that contract and
pledging their support to get rid of
it if such could be legally dotie, all
these candidates were elected, and
every candidate to whom a letter was
sent and who refused to answer the
letter was defeated. Here it i> indi-
cated again that the people art op-
posed to that contract and the men
elected will get rid of it if such can
Then again, every candidate elect
ed pledged himself in favor of pac-
ing and every candidate except one
who refused to give us an expression
on that matter was defeated
In short, the result show- a care-
ful consideration on the part of the
voters of Norman of the men wh
were candidates and it i> our sincere
belief that in every case the voter
have acted wisely and for the god of
Now that the contest i> over, let
us repeat what we said yesterday
Let us all forget the side we were
on before the election and pull for a
greater Norman. The voters have ex
pressed their choice, they have put
a stamp of disapproval on certain
action of the administration just
closing, they have taken a stand for
certain things to be done during the
administration soon to begin. Let us
have no more of these things which
the voters have repudiated, and let
us do those things which they ha\e
expressed themselves in favor ot
To the winners: The voters havt
expressed their confidence in you;
see to it now that you make your-
selves worthy of that confidence
Don't expect the Independent to
commend you unle-s you are true t■
the trust the people have imposed i i
Ada, Okla., April
West today, in addr
jury, called here t«
recent lynching of
white men, said:
"The lynching wa
rageous crime since
"Remember your (
iher, "let Him be your guide in your
actions in tin investigation <>f th«-
Your plain duty is to set an ex
ample and set the state right in th.
eyes of the world as being law-abid
lie further remarked that possible
laxity of officials and non-enforce
ment of the law was responsible f< r
the action of the lynchers.
The jury is composed of the best
citizens from all parts of the county,
with Tom Lancaster, an Ada citizen,
When the Clock Strikes 4 |
28.—Judge A T.
L-ssing the grand
It costs money, time and energy,
to produce an opera and some pen
pic that have had more experience
than we have claim that il also takes
brains. How would you feel il you
were one of the chorus, orchestra or
one of the principals, or stage man
ager, if you had to perform to an
empty house after months of hard
work? We know you will enjoy the
Bohemian Girl" given entirely hy
home talent May f>th at the l'raning
Do you know that we have soim
exceptionally Imo voices in N'ortnau.
Why not come out and hear them at
the Frailing Thursday, May < tli.'
The overture to the "Bohemian
Girl" as played hy the University
chestra is worth the admission at tin
l'raning Thursday evening, May f'tli
Miss Creasy as "Arline" ii
"Bohemian (iirl is a revelation e\cu
to her best friends. Iler voice stircl
is a promising one.
TWELVE CENT COTTON.
Oklahoma City. Okla, W 'il _'S.
There is every prospect that cotton
will be high next fall." said R. I.
11 arri> of the Harris lrhy ( otton
company, yesterday "At present the
price of cotton i-- steadily advancing
and just today there was an iucre.t-*
of about $2 a hale. There i- not much
old cotton left, practically all that
was left over in Oklahoma haviiu
been cleaned up The mills and oth
users of cotton have bought up tli
supply, but conditions have been
such that they will start short next
fall Then there are many new mill-
and a greatly increased demand loi
cotton and the materials made ot ci
ton. The world is going t<i demand
more cotton than it ever has hetore
In my opinion, you may look t* r !1
cent cotton next tall.
"In Oklahoma the cotton growers
will soon begin planting. Conditions
jiitt now are favorable to .1 larg
rop Owing to timely rains and oth
r climatic conditions the ground i~
in better condition to receive tli
d than it has been tor a cool
\s to the acreage that "ill be put
out, there are no figures available
just now to show whether there wi 1
he either a decrease or an increase.
On The Afternoon of
The Independent's Big Piano Contest
Who wants this Elegant $4001*1ANO?
1). II. Baldwin & Cu's,
$400 HAMILTON PIANO.
Furnished by the Daily Indepennent
$40 Tripple Mirrow Dresser, Given by
Meyer, Meyer & Morris
Dealers in everything in
the Furniture Line.
$25 Ladies Tailor made Suit, Given by
S. K. McCall & Company
Everybody know Them.
The eleventh annual Sunday school
convention of Canadian township
will be held at the Valley Grove
school house ea-t of Corbett on t! e
second Sunday in May. A fine pro-
gram has been arranged and a profit-
able meeting i- .i-surred.
The jury in the case ot the Ma!
Bill Bailey charged with attempt
to kill, brought from McClain • un
ty to this county on a change ot
venue, returned a verdict of k"' 11
leaving the punishment to be i 1
by the court and the court tixed th-
punishment by sentencing defend, ii
ve a term id' three years i'
111 the cases of J.i- I \\ adley. 1
M Carmou and J II Skat's v-
the Santa Fe Railroad I oinpany.
judgment by agreement was render-
ed for the plaintiffs in the sum 1
$100 each and costs, rhe-e an tli.
parties that were put off of the trar
by conductor between Norman an
Noble because conductor said that
his train did not stop at Noble.
A motion for a new trial in tin
case of Andrew Kingkadc v* ti
Continental Lausualty company w
argued and taken under advisen
by the court
Wednesday morning the court
tcred upon the tri.d ot the . .-e 1
City of Norman vs. l.ewi- Wal h t
condemn certain real e-tat A
ial venire of 1? jurors called i
this case. The work of cinpannellmj
the jury was taken up I hi- <
completes the jury ca-c- I • t'
term. Every case on the crimi
docket has been i leared f ni l
docket, being the first time
the "memory ot man nn ei i
the contrary" in thi* county that th
criminal docket was cleared
civil docket i- almost cleaned n-
only a few case- having bein
tinned Judge McMillan is in;
quite a reputation tor di ; ' .In
business and clearing his court docl
et. He doe- not pro] to fit.
drag along in his court until ti
[become hoary with I n tin
are tried and disposed i and lr
gams are worn out with delays ai
$26 Elgle Ladles Hat,<ilven by
Mrs. Lizzie Smith
Norman's Up-To Date Milliner.
Elegant $20 Parlor Lamp, Given by
P. A. Maloy
The Grocer with the liest Goods.
Beautiful $15 Ladles Gold Bracelet
H. P. Alden
Norman's Popular Jeweler.
Fine $12.50 Guitar, Given by
Barbour & Sons
Drugs, Books, Phonographs
Paints and Oils.
$11.50 Acme Washing Machine, Given by
Nolan & Martin
Hardware and Implements
of all kinds
Palace of Bargains West Side Bakery
Kverything in Racket floods. i Bread, Pies and Cakes.
Hot and Cold Drinks, Lunches,
Candles and Cigars.
The above merchants in Norman are giving FREE 25 votes with each *1.00 cash purchase at their stores.
\sk for them and then cast the votes for some girl on the list. Yor are not doing the square thing by your
own or your neighbor's daughter if you do not get the merchants' coupons to which you are entitled, and pre-
sent them to her, or cast them yourself at our office. Help the gitl.
Subscriptions Count 500 Votes to the Dollar—^
The next count will be made one week from next Saturday, on May First, and the
young lady who is ahead then and who has not yet won a special price will be given a
$25 Ladies Fine GOLD WATCH,
This is positively the last special prize to be given away in the contest.
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1 Week 25c.
s; 1 Time, 10c.
Wanted Agents: Male or female to
ell PLAKO the automatic hook and
ye for skirts and trousers. 35 hook-
anil eyes fastened and unfastened in
less time than it takes to fasten i ne
old time hook and eye. Send 3? cents
for sample or write for circu'ar.
| J A. OGDEN. Kingfisher, (ikla.
ir choice lots
a. k 1
it. Will mile
n-'ton K: trad
Lost: Kappa Sigma pin; crescent
I and star with opals. Lost Saturday.
_ . ,, ,in Liberal reward for return.— EARL
For Sale or Trade: 80 acres land 91
For Sale: \\ ■
.ill sell fot
mi & Co.
n a- p.is>i
mtheast of Norman,
■r city property. See
THE "BOHEMIAN GIRL" at the
Franing, May 6.
For Sale: Household furniture in-
cluding folding bed, kitchen cabinet,
sewing machine, etc. Will sell cheap
Am moving away I A. Drake, lir-t
house south west side school build
THE MISTLETOE BOUGH at
Opera House April 30—Public and
High School Library benefit.
RESERVED SEATS AT BAR-
BOUR'S Thursday and Friday.
R J. Morgan returned to his home
at Peoria, Illinois. Tuesday afternoon
\. K. 1
I in i -ii
>4 feet front by 2411 feet
'niversity Boulevard. Will
5 cash, or one-third down
It) per cent interest with-
A R. Eddington & Co.
Wanted to Trade: A good span of
1 mules to trade for a good pair of
.are . H. W. Brooks, 3 miles north,
ii .cs west of Norman, on Route 2.
ress 11. v.,
r lady and two
..er ' . Ad-
You Will Find Just
What You Seek.
in "Real Hstnte" whether It l>c
a house, store, Stable, farm or
town property either to occupy
yourself or to hold for an Invest
ment upon our lists.
We are at your service for
anything; in the Real Estate.
PIC KARD&McC U L LOUGH.
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Danner, V. E. Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 99, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 28, 1909, newspaper, April 28, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106781/m1/2/: accessed July 29, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.