The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, July 16, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
NORMAN. CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, JULY 16. 1807.
REPUBLICAN CROSS OF GOLD.
FROM REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.
puny la unreaerv-
•wily for "•oiind"
money. It can—il
the enactment of
the law providing
for the resuinptrn
iu 1H7V; atnee then
every dollar lias
been a* good an
We are unalter.
ably opposed to
minted to debase
our currency or
Impair the credit
of our flOMUy.
We are, therefore,
oppoH to the free
colnaKe of (diver,
except by Interna
and until mirli All
ugieeinent can be
ohtHined the cx>
Rtanditrd MUST be
supported. A 11
our sliver and pa-
per now In cir-
cy must be main-
tained at a parity
and we favor ull
ed to maintain in-
violably the obli-
ini'lonHof the IJnl
ted States, and Nil
our money wheth
er coin or pit|>er
at the oresent ntan-
dard, the standard
of the most e ti-
of the earth.
A DOCTOR TALKS TO HIS PRO-
C. F. Taylor, M I)., in Medical World.
Now for Dr. Wooddall's question:
"Don't you think that if the govern-
ment should own and operate the
express, telegraph and railroads, it
would give the party in power con-
tinued power? And would it not
give that party great room for the
practice of fraud and corruption?"
Doctor, these fears prevent many
conservative people from favoring
these ideas. These conservative
people fear the politicians. But
these very respectable conservative
people do not see very far into the
actual status of affairs, else they
would know the real source of cor-
ruption, and also that the politician
is a coward and always trims his
sail according to the wind. If we
make the wind right he will trim his
sail accordingly; for what he wants
is success, and he will get it by
whatever means is necessary to suc-
cess. He would be respectable if
we would make respectable means
necessary to success.
Now, as to the source of corrup-
tion in our politics. Who buys
legislators? Who buys congress-
men? Who buys city councilmen?
One answer will apply to all these
questions. That answer is, power-
ful corporations. What are these
powerful corporations? Chiefly our
railroad, express and telegraph com-
panies. It is well known here in
Pennsylvania that the legislature of
Pennsylvania is dominated by the
Pennsylvania Railroad. How is it
in your state—Texas? Is it not the
same to a greater or less degree in
every state? Do you remember the
Credit Mobilier fraud of the early
'7o's? It corrupted congress almost
through and through. It was a rail-
road "job." What do the free
passes given to legislators and judg-
es and congressmen all over the
country mean? iVe have frequently
spoken of the telegraph franks
given so freely to congressmen. But
that is only a beginning. Suppose
there were serious danger of legisla
tion affecting the principal telegraph
companies. Their lobby, with
abundant funds, would soon be on
hands in Washington, and every
available representative and senator
would soon be retained as a special
"counsel," and every possible effort,
both fair and unfair, would be made
to defeat the proposition, however
much the people might desire it.
The same applies to legislation con-
cerning express companies.
Do you not see that the source of
corruption in our politics is these
very corporations that we would
wish to make public properly in-
stead of private property? It is
fair to assume that by far the great-
er part of corruption in our politics,
perhaps nine-tenths, comes from the
sources mentioned. Remove the
source and the stream will dry up
Fortunes are not made and lost in
postal service. Corruption does
not come from the postal service.
The postal service serves the citi-
zen's of the country more cheaply,
more impartially and more faithful-
ly than any other service we have. It
has no stocks and bonds to be spec-
ulated in on Wall street, but the
people have the service. Prompt,
faithful service at cost is what we
want, and we want to put an end to
speculation and corruption. As
speculation, corruption, and inferior
public service come from public
utilities (railroad, telegraph, and
express) being owned and operated
by private parties, and cheap and
satisfactory service with no corrup-
tion nor speculation result from
mail service being owned and opera-
ted by the government is it not a
logical conclusion that the best
way to get rid of speculation and
corruption and to secure satifactory
and uniform service from the rail-
roads, telegraph and express is to
place them also under government
ownership and operation?
Do not fear the largely increased
number of officeholders which would
thus be created. The positions in
these various services must necessa-
rily be under the strictest civil ser-
vice rules. Even under the now
passing spoils system, it does not
follow that the largely increased
patronage would retain a party in
power indefinitely, for it is well
known that for one voter gratified
by appointment to position there
are at least a dozen disappointed;
and this dozen can outvote the one
at the next election. This has been
proven many times. The office
spoilsman has a difficult road to
travel, and as a rule it does not
take him long to make more ene-
mies than friends. But the civil
service is a better and a positive
remedy for any such threatened
evil. And there is yet another rem-
edy that is radical, and that is, pass
a law that officeholders—all those
holding positions under the govern-
ment—shall be disfranchised during
their term of service. This is a
reas( nable law; for those who con-
stitute the government should not
wish to pass judgment upon their
own work. Leave that with the
people. This is done in England
(some good ideas can be borrowed
even from England) and it works
Now, doctor, if the above reply
does not entirely remove your fears,
please ask more questions. The re-
spectable conservative element in
this country is afraid of making any
change, because they have such a
superficial knowledge of both fact
and theory. Every citizen in a
country like this should deem it his
duty to study up thoroughly and in-
telligently upon questions of govern-
ment. This duty belongs to doc-
tors perhaps more than to any other
class, because they come so inti-
mately in contact with the people,
and know their conditions and needs
so thoroughly. They can, with a
few words here and there, plant
promising seeds of intelligence that
will grow to great results.
"THE NEW TIME."
This most interesting reform mag-
azine—the first number of which is
at hand—is considered the best
specimen of a reform magazine yet
published in this country. Its edit-
ors, B. O. Flower and Frederick U.
Adams, have supplied just what
thousands of people have been
looking for, viz: a high grade mag-
azine devoted to such proposed re-
forms as the initiative and referen-
dum, public ownership of monopo-
lies, and kindred topics of national
interest. There is not a dull para-
graph in the eighty pages of the Ju-
ly number of The New Time, and
the wonder is that such a magazine
can be produced for ten cents a
number or one dollar a year.
It contains articles from such
brilliant writers and public men as
Prof. Frank Parsons, Henry 1).
Lloyd, Senator Pettigrew, Gov. Rog-
ers of Washington, President George
A. Gates of Iowa College, Eugene
V. Debs, Justice Walter Clark, Ab-
by Morton Diaz, Frances E. Wil-
lard and many others. Mr. Flower
has contributed three fine editorials
and has lost none of the charm
which made him famous as editor
of the Arena. Mr. Adams ranks as
the best editorial paragrapher in the
country and is seen at his best in
The New Time.
The best reform writers in the
world have been secured as con
tributors to this magazine, and it
seems destined to prove a great suc-
cess. In four months it has in-
creased its circulation from 3,000 to
20,000 and has established itself as
the acknowledged leader of radical
The New Time and The Voice
will be furnished in combination at
$1.60 per year.
CALLAHAN AT WORK.
Washington, July 10.—Delegate
Callahan has introduced ten bills in
the house relating to Oklahoma af-
fairs. They are as follows:
To enable the citizen bands of
Pottawatomie Indians to obtain pat-
ents to their lands.
To enable the people of Oklaho-
ma and Indian territories to form a
constitution and state government,
and for the admission of the said
two territories into the union as one
Confirming the title to the south
half of the southwest quarter of
sectie** thirty, in township eleven,
north of range four east of the Indi-
an meridian, in Fannie Whistler,
and for other purposes.
Legalizing the construc'ion of a
certain bridge across the Arkansas
river opposite the town of Black-
burn, and the Osage Indian reserva
Providing for the survey of town
ship twenty-three, of range twenty
west, of the Indian meridian, Wood
ward county, Oklahoma territory.
To enable persons in Oklahoma
who failed to obtain i6p acres of
land to extend their filings.
To grant a pension to A. Hammer.
To provide free homes on the
public lands for actual bona fide
settlers, and reserve the public lands
for that purpose.
Providing pension for Benjamin
THE BIG SILVER DOLLAR.
Ileal-to my heart is tho face on lli« tlol-
Twenty years ago the most expe-
rienced and influential of all the
diplomatisis at Constantinople, Lord
Stratford de Redcliffe wrote this,
after many years' residence at the
Porte: " The capacity of Moham-
medan Turkey for reforms may not
be equal to its need of them, but it
has always appeared to me sufficient
for the introduction of a real and
progressive improvement." Since
this was written many large and
radical reforms have been institut-
ed, but it has been nobody's busi-
ness to tell us about them. We no-
ticed a few months ago one of the
most striking indications of the
genuineness and far-reaching nature
of these developments, the fact that
the Turkish ambassador to England
is a Christian Greek, whose selec-
tion was entirely due to his record
of successful administration as a le-
gal reformer and educationist. It
is because they have a more inti-
mate knowledge of these great lib-
eral advances in various directions
that the Czar and the other powers Senator Peffer heartily endorses
display so much consideration for ,he wofk done by t,)e Nasl)vjlle con
the Sultan in the present Greek in- ference.
demnity negotiations. Thirty years
ago they would have mercilessly co-
erced him, but these last twenty
years Turkey has so largely ex-
changed Oriental for European
ideas and methods as to be entitled
to considerate treatment.—Philadel-
when some kind vubtcriber presents It to view!
It may come today or it may corne tomorrow (?)
It may come from other*, or It may come from
The big silver dollar, the round silver dollar;
A round silver dollar | hall as a treasure,
For often expenses o'erwhelm me with woe.
I count It the source of an exquisite pleasure,
And yearn for It fondly wherever I go!
rdent I'd seize it—that lovely round dol-
The "root of all evil" 'tis commonly named.
Loving money Is sinful, some good people tell
But the penniless printer can hardly b<? blamed.
The penniless printer, the hard*working prin-
Keeps sending out papers that Interest you,
So hand In the dollars, the big silver dollars;
Dear reader, not* will you present It to view?
OBSOLE1E PARTY NAMES.
The Wichita Beacon has enlarged
to seven columns, eight pages, and
put in a new fast press. As the
Beacon improves it begins to crowd
the Eagle's Oklahoma field.
"Glory! Glory enough for one
day! Glory enough for one year!
The Peoples Party is saved!" is the
way the staid old Nonconformist
tells about the Nashville conference.
The Nebraska Silver Democratic
convention, in September, will be
addressed by Bryan, Weaver and
other noted Democrats. In Nebras-
ka the tail wags the dog—120,000
Populists take instructions from
20,000 Bryan Democrats.
Answering a correspondent, the
Globe-Democrat recalls some of the
names of small parties during the
Free Soil discussions before the re-
bellion of the slaveholding aristoc-
"The Conscience Whigs or Silver
Grays took the position that Fill-
more was wrong in his determina-
tion that the slavery question as set- Rubert Schillingi of Wisconsin,
tied by the compromise of 1850 one of the Old Guard, and an anti.
should not be re-opened. The term fusjonist of course> es„yed a de.
Silver Gray was applied to the party fense of Chairman Butler before
in New York from the fact that the Nashvil,e conference-and he
many of its members were of the el- was in very deep and very warm
derly and conservative element; the 1 water in less than three minutes.
alternative name Snufftakers arising I •-«-•
from the well-known habit of old 1 A resoluion by Senator Butler has
men in those days. The Woolly been agreed to by the senate direct-
Heads were the friends of the slave j ing the secretary of state to secure
and opponents of slavery, and were ' from diplomatic representatives
so called in derision. The name abroad full information as to the
Barnburners was applied to the fol- operation of postal telegraphs, tele-
lowers of Van Buren, between 1844 phones and postal savings banks
and 1855, and arose from a story
familiarly told of a farmer who
burned his barn to get rid of the
rats. The Hunkers were the oppo-
nents of the Barnburners, the name,
it is conjectured, being derived from
the tact that each was anxious for a
' hunk ' or large share of public pat-
For a fee of *50,000, Ben Harri-
son, ex-president, is to assist an In-
dianapolis street railway monopoly
to destroy or nullify the Indiana
state law reducing street car fares to
3 cents. The people, the newspa-
pers, and even the preachers, are
warmly criticising the ex president's
course,—asking if there is not a lim-
it below which a statesman cannot
descend without losing 'professional'
propriety, or decency.
Creece was so named by the ar-
dent Romans from the Grsecii, a
tribe in Epirus; the people them-
selves however call their country
Hellas. Turkey means tributary
people. The word is unknown to
the Sultan's subjects, who call
themselves "Ottomans." Russia is
named from the Russe, a Swedish
tribe of invaders who established
themselves at Novgorod a thousand
years ago. Prussia was the home
of the ancient Borussi. Austria is
from Osterreich—"eastern empire."
Persia means land of light. Ara-
bia is land of the man of the desert.
Hindostan means land of settled
There is to be elected a successor
to the late Congressman Holman in
the 4th Indiana district, in August,
and there is the prettiest kind of a
three-cornered contest in progress.
Dr. U. M. Browder, formerly of
Texas, is the Populist candidate, and
Congressmen Green of Nebraska,
Kelly and Knowles of South Dako-
ta, Howard of Alabama, Vincent
and Ridgely of Kansas, Hon. Ralph
Beaumont, C. Vincent of the Non-
conformist, and other well known
speakers, will canvass the district
for Browder. Several years ago
Browder was a candidate for con-
gress against Bailey (Dem.) in a
Texas district, and, on one occa-
sion, after a defeat in joint debate
Bailey wanted to carve the Doctor
with a knife. The Doctor didn't
run, and Bailey didn't carve—but
he came very near being defeated
When asked if he i
Mr. Bryan says, No.
Senator Butler is doing much good
work at Washington.
The room in the White House oc
cupied by the prince of Wales when
he visited this country in i860, and
by President Garfield in his last ill-
noss, is being rearranged for the ac-
commodation of Mark Hanna, who
is to live with the president. This
is the first time in our history when
a boss has been permitted to keep
if he is a Populist, he won't say yes., such close watch on his creature as
He is a Democratic Party man. ! to live with him in the white house.
About this time of year the hot-
test spot in the United States—if
not in the world—is Death Valley,
in southeastern California, near Ne-
vada line. The valley is a depress-
ion in the earth 35 miles long by 3
to 12 miles wide, 200 feet below the
sea, with a 10,000 ft. range of
mountains on its western side and
an 8,000 ft. range on the east side.
A frequent summer temperature is
135 deg. on the "cool" side of a
tree, and 105 is often kept day and
night for many days. The air be-
comes so arid that it contains not
to exceed 1 per cent of moisture—so
there is neither vegetable nor ani-
mal life. Rain is unknown, but the
most appalling cloudbursts empty
their floods on the adjacent moun-
tain sides. The valley got its
name from the incident of 20 out of
a party of 30 westward-bound emi-
grants dying there of heat, suffoca-
tion and thirst in one day, in 1850.
I.ast year's campaign was on the
silver question, the Populists and
Democrats favoring free coinage, the
Republicans opposing it. Callahan
favored free coinage; Flynn said
no free silver man could be a friend
of his. As to free homes, every-
body in the territory—regardless of
party—favored them. Callahan and
Flynn both championed them. With
two free homes candidates for con-
gress to choose from, the people se-
lected the one who suited them on
the silver question. And yet Reed
has the lying effrontery to assert (in
justification of his present opposition
to the free homes bill) that the peo-
ple of Oklahoma said they did not
want free homes, when they turned
down his personal agent, Dennis
Flynn. That is the answer he gives,
when Oklahoma asks why he does
not allow his branch of congress t3
act on the free homes bill. When
the people adopt that cornerstone I
ism—" Direct Legislation" by the
people—they will be free of these
impudent, upstart despots. Mean-
while loin Reed may rest assured
that Oklahoma will never again
send his man Friday, Flynn, back to
A pretty anecdote is related of a
child who was greatly worried by
the discovery that her brothers had
set traps to catch birds. Questioned
as to what she had done in the mat-
ter, she replied : "I prayed that
the traps might not catch the birds."
"Anything else?" "Yes," she said,
"I then prayed that God would keep
the brids from gettin' into the traps;
and—" as if to illustrate the doctrine
of faith and works, "then I went
and kicked the traps all to pieces."
First New Jersey mosquito—"I
tell you, it's going to be a great
year for us."
Second N.J. mosquito — "What
do you mean?"
First mosquito — " Haven't you
heard that Cleveland has moved in-
to the state?"
BUCKLEN'S AUNICA SALVK.
The Beat Salve in the world for Cuts
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Uheum,
Fever Sores, Totter, (Jhapped Bands,
Chiblains, Corns, and nil Skin Erup-
tions, and positively cures Piles, or 110
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For Sale by
Hlake & Heed's L)rug Store.
Two good rains and several days of
hot sunshine has brought cotton out
wonderfully and the chances are that
we will get a very good crop yet.
Mrs. Jim Martin and Mrs. Kosa
Flournoy took the train at Nor-
man last Sunday for old Missouri
where they will visit their parents
for some time.
The Sand Hill Blues won the ball
game at Franklin last Saturday by a
scratch and the Franklin club still be-
lieves that they can beat them.
Some of our good goody people seems
to think that it is a crime to play ball,
but we hope they will not get to good
to eat and starve to death.
M r. Anderson committed suicide last
Sunday by shooting one side of his
head off. He lived near Stella and
did the rast acton account of trouble.
Crops will be laid by in about ten
days and protracted meeting will
commence at Blackburn.
Mr. A. G. Brannon has been verv
sick for the past week, but we hear
that he is better at present.
Mr. Amos Cribble and family start-
ed to Texas last week on a visit to
Mrs. Cribble's parents, but the high
waters of the Canadian river turned
them back, however, Mrs. Cribble will
go soon on the train and leave Amos
$22.50 to California for Christian En-
deavors and for every one else. If you're
going, now is the time to prepare The
shortest and best way is viit Santa Fe.
Inquire A. T. & S. F. agent for partic-
Tennessee Centennial and Internat-
ional Exposition, Nashville, Tenn.,
May, 1st., to Oct. 31st, 1897. Tickets
on sale daily to Nashville and return
for $36.60, good to return until Nov.,
Summer tourists rates to Colorado,
commencing June, 1st and continuing
until Sept., loth, the Santa Fe will
sell summer tourist tickets to Denver,
Colorado Springs and Pueblo at $30.00
for round trip. Good to return any
time jp to Oct. 31.
r. J. Morgan, Agent.
You can find the People's Voice
by passing through Stubb's harness
shop. You will find a door in rear of
his shop that will pass you into our
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