The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, January 13, 1899 Page: 1 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 18W.
Easy to Drih.
Washiugton, Jan. 10.—"It i 'iasy
to drift with the tide," begin Sen-
ator ;Mason, in his anti-expansion
speech, "but it is not always safe.
The simple resolution I have intro-
duced has not necessarily anything
to do with the treaty, nor do I in-
tend to speak of any proposed
" The resolution does not involve
a question of law, but is a question
as to the future policy of this gov-
ernment. I am willing to trust the
people, and I want the people to
hear both sides of the case before
the verdict is rendered.
" Distinguished editors and states-
men say the Republican party fa-
vors governing certain nations
without the consent of their people.
Who dares speak in advance for the
party that speaks only in its conven-
tion? That party sprang like a
young giant from the womb of con-
science, and made its first fight for
human liberty. It has never bowed
to the storm of expediency, and if
I may be allowed to prophesy, I
predict that when the delegates go
in again the rafters will ring again
and again when they demand the
same independence for the citizen
of the Philippines as they did two
years ago for Cuba. Do you say
I am speaking of the Philippines?
Yes; one word of them, and two for
ourselves. A black man said to a
senator the other day: ' I thank
you for speaking for my race,' and
the senator replied, ' I am speaking
one word for your race and two for
my own; nothing ever dwarfed the
white race so much as stopping for
a hundred years to keep the black
man down.' I may appear to speak
one word for the Philippines, but
two for my own people when I
plead for the broad manhood of the
man who wrote 'All just powers of
government are derived from the
consent of the governed.' You can-
not govern the Philippines without
taxing them. You have not their
consent and the proposition of tax
witheut representation is made
again. Look out for "tea parties,"
those little semi-social functions are
likely to break out even there, for
Hail Columbia and Yankee Doodle
have been heard in the archipelago."
Rjferring to the statement that
the Americans intended to give the
Philippines liberty, Mr. Mason said:
"►How is liberty to be established?
Is >it to be done hypoderniically,
with a 13-inch gun? Are not men
and ships lying off Iloilo ? Did not
the>siatives, who have been our al-
lies., drive the Spaniards out ? Are
they not in possession of their own
land; their own homes? Are they
guilty of any crime, except love of
hotwc and country? Having worn
the Spanish yoke so long, .do you
wonder at their fear of ours? Shall
we iuhoot then and burn their
homes because God Almighty has
planted in their hearts and their
lips the sweet song of liberty? For-
bid it, AlmightyiGod !
The Fish Hawk watches tire-
iessly tor the fr.h to approach
the surface of the water
A am' then snatches it before it can
escap-....The New York Racket
watches and caaches the match-
less (bargains at they appear,—
anywhere, everywhere—and then
gives them to the trade as it gets
them, carrying out our habit,3f
Underpaying and X/nderselfmg....
Again .we have caught a roycl
"But, Mr. President, we are told
that we must civilize them. Which
part of our civilization shall we
give them first? Shall we show
them how to run municipalities with
boodle aldermen? I see the chief
of that great ethical society known
as Tammany Hall, says, ' Keep the
islands, hold them.' Shall we send
him to teach the untaught Filipino
cleanliness and municipal politics?
Shall we teach them to worship
money or the men who have it ?
Shall we have special instruc-
tions to teach them how to kill
postmasters and their wives and
children because of their complex-
ion? Shall we have enlarged pic-
tures of our mob work in the last
ninety days in North Carolina,
South Carolina and Illinois? Shall
we teach them how to organize
trusts so that one or two men can
raise the price of the necessaries of
life to all the people? Shall we
amend and print Lincoln's Gettys-
burg speech so that it will read:
'A government of all the people, by
a part of the people, for a few of
" Ah, Mr. President, the fever has
been upon us. Thank God, I be-
lieve the crisis is past. The people
have been lashed into fury by the
press, the glorious achievements of
our army and navy have set the na-
tional pulse beating high, but the
land-grabbing fever is gradually re-
ceding, and the unnatural, un-Amer-
ican desire to govern another with-
out his consent, thank God, is not so
strong today as it was but a few
" Mr. President, I am through. I
do not expect to escape criticism.
I have seen so much of sacrifice on
the part of others in all of the past
for the cause of liberty that I would
for it sacrifice my seat among you,
in which I take great honor, as
cheerfully as I would part with a
crust of bread. I have wished for
that magnetic strength that would
help me to burn within your hearts
the sacred word liberty,—not Span-
ish liberty for Cuba, not liberty for
you prescribed by me, not liberty
for me prescribed by you; not Eng-
lish liberty for America, not Amer-
ican liberty for the Philippines, but
universal liberty, for which our
Boston's Print Shop.
Inland Printer, Jannary
In your much-valued magazine
for November I find, under the cap-
tion "The Employing Printer," a
criticism which, from an imaginary
and what-may-happen point of view,
is a gem of its kind. The writer
trains his heaviest guns on the mu-
nicipalization of printing, and would
have the taxpayer believe that ev-
ery printer who works in the gov-
ernment printing house in Washing-
ton is ".an incompetent," and, still
worse, has his hands down deep in
the government's pocket, while the
"men of letters" employed in the
municipal establishment of Boston,
the first cf its kind in the country,
while not old enough yet "to be-
come the prey of spoilsmen [what-
ever he caeans by that}, will un-
doubtedly do so in time." Now,
what are the facts? The "alleged
success iof the Boston municipa'
printing office, although in its in-
fancy, consists of what? This : It
has reduced the hours of labor from
the start from ten to nine, it gives
1 . . ori^„ ° 'j™ its employes Saturday holidays
° ".2 "£ ("r """,a "* °,a°*k—«
with the Norman Shoe Store. ' ^ > e*' payS "S mea state
and got tlse pick of the entire j natl0nalrholida>'s; U P }'S the
stock, and now we'JI sell to you ■'■'tiion scale ef wages from the top
ito the bottom of the establishment
at a discount....Are youjinterest
ed ? Do you want to save mon-
ey ? Then come to the New
8 day Clocks, $2.00.
Ladies' underwear, Union Suits
at cents. Beat it, can you?
Children's Union Suits, 25c.
Ladies' long sleeve, taped neck
undershirt, 20 cents.
Men's undershirt*, 20c and up.
The New York Racket leads in
everything .... We Ujad.erbuy
men are all practical workmen, with
the diploma of workmanship—their
union card—as necessary to admis-
sion, and last, but not least, although
the greatest possible fight was put
up against the formation of the of-
fice which has ever been put up
against any new enterprise, and
which continues in a u ore or less
mild fota today; yet, aeri°rtheless,
the itemized report of the depart
ment for the first eleven months of
its existence shows a saving to the
taxpayers of >8,004.30. If the print-
ers of a few more cities would get
"astride" that "patient beast," I
think it would be a benefit to all
concerned. "Alleged" success, in-
deed! True, the contractor is mi-
nus the middleman's profits, and it
goes into the pockets of the printer
and the taxpayer; and if this is a
mortal sin, then trades unions, as the
sponsor for municipal ownership in
printing must plead guilty. The
average American citizen, however,
believes in the doctrine of the great-
est good to the greatest number.
It is not to be wondered at that
the master printers feel somewhat
annoyed, to put it mildly, at seeing
the goose that laid the golden egg
slip from their grasp, but they
ought to be content with the strad-
dle that they have had on the "pa-
tient beast," the taxpayer, in the
past, and stop grumbling at the
fates, for they can be assured that
just as the journeyman printer was
incapable to stand in the way of
the linotype machine, so will they
in endeavoring to stamp out munic-
ipal ownership in printing; and it
is only a question of time and fig-
ures ere state and municipal owner-
ship will be the rule and not the ex-
ception. They may cry "Socialism,"
and by innuendo and falsification
of facts endeavor to stampede this,
the latest in the line of progress in
the printing business, but it will
avail them naught. The "soapmak-
ing" business and "clay cuspidore"
industry are hardly parallel lines for
comparison, and it is amusing to
see what resorts will be taken by the
apologist for a decaying principle,
as the contract system evidently is.
—C. G. W., Boston.
Former Opponents Converted.
The Toronto Globe of Jnly 17,
1897, published a letter from Mr. P.
J. O'Reagan, a member of the New
Zealand parliament. In regard to
woman suffrage, Mr. "O'Reagan
"Very few of the women here re-
frain from exercising their newly-
conferred rights. Even those for-
merly opposed to woman suffrage
are now eager to record their votes.
We have numerous women's polit-
ical societies, nearly all liberal; and
we have already had two annual
sittings of the Woman's National
council. Personally, I am opposed
to many things they advocate; but,
as a supporter of woman suffrage, I
am convinced that it has proved to
be all that its friends expected here.
No political meeting nowadays is a
success without the usual quota of
the gentler sex in attendance. De-
spite what was said by the sarcastic
opponents of the 'fair franchise,'
there is no record of domestic
troubles in consequence of it."
End of the Century.
The last minute of the hour; the
last hour of the day; the last day of
the week; the last week of the month;
the last month of the year, and next
to the last year of the century was
Dec. 31.—Norton's Monthly.
1 he Colonel is very precise, but
a trifle mistaken. This century ends
with Dec. 31, 1900, and the next
century begins with Jan. 1, 1901.
Primary illustration—when did the
first century (100 years) a. d., end —
with the year 99, or the year 100?
Willy—I think old Moneybags is
•fee meanest man I ever icnew.
Milly—What has he done?
Willy—Bought for his daughter a
musical parlor clock which plays
"Hsme, Sweet Home" at 10 o'clock,
'Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" at 10:15,
and "Johnny, Get Your Gun" at
Bull—"them two and no more"—in
his mind's eye when he said, " Ask
of m; and I shall give thee the na-
tions for thine inheritance, and the
uttermost parts of the earth for thy
possession,"—even unto the utter-
most coasts of Swat, Kalihari, and
the Philippines !
D county has a new town named
in honor of the osculacious Hobson.
Better change it to Kissopolis.
Having laid the Monroe Doctrine
away on the shelf, our imperialists
are preparing to serd that other
ancient relic, "Governments derive
their just powers from the consent
of the governed," to keep Monroe
from getting lonesome.
The Galveston Tribune of a re-
cent date contains an interview with
"Dad" Reid, wheat inspector for
Joe I.eiter in the latter's great grain
deal last year, wherein Reid states
that Galveston grain inspection is
the most honest and reliable in this
country. And he ought to know,
for he has handled grain at every
port in the U. S.
Now that the " Remember the
Maine" hullabaloo has served its
purpose in arousing revengeful feel-
ing and leading to war, Speaker
Reed and other high up government
people are publicly expressing their
belief that the Maine explosion may
have been internal, and propose a
new, unbiassed, investigation. To do
this before would have been "un-
patriotic" 1 „
"Liberty the Cubans now have;
what we must send them next, and
in full measure, is food for the starv-
ing, clothing for the naked, medi-
cine for the sick," says the New
York Sun in a recent turkey-flavored
article on Cuba, while underneath
its windows, every night, wet or dry,
cand be found a bunch of Amer-
icans stretched out, trying to get
heat from the pressrooms below.
— Inland Printer.
TO THE PUBLIC.
We are authorized to guarantee v-!
ery bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
itemedy and If not satisfactory to re-
fund the money to the purchaser.
There Is no better medicine made for
la grippe, colds and whooping cough.
Price 25 and SOc per bottle. Try it.
Por sale by all druggists.
M. L. Howarth ank 1. K. Miller have
opened up a large stock of second hand
furniture in the room formerly occu-
pied by the Norman Shoe store.
HE POOLED THE 8UKGKONS.
All doctors told Henick Hamilton,of
West Jefferson, O., after suffering 18
months from Rectal Fistula, he would
die unless a costly operation was per-
formed, but he cured himself with llv-
boxes Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the sure
est Pile cure on earth, and the best
salve on earth. l!.i cents a box. Sold
by Blake & Head, druggists.
D. W. Marquari, Capt. Jaa. I). Ma-
guire and Dr. John ThreadgiU were
passengers on last Monday afternoon's
train for Guthrie to take in the inaug-
ural ball and banquet, Monday night.
J. D. Phillips has purchased Mr.
M unseU'ri interest in the telephone
system in Norman, leaving Mr. I'hil-
? ? ?
WISHES to announce to the
men of Norman and sur-
rounding country that he has
received his line of Spring sam-
ples, and that they are invited
to call and see them, whether
they are thinking about a
Spring Suit or not. They will
need Spring Suits, and Wil-
mes wants to order and make
them up for them when they
do need them.
tiuarantees firstclass work
in every respect.
In Norman stat* Uank
o WILMES, THE TAILOR. *
W. C. HKNFKOW, President. UEO.T. REYNOLDS, V, I'rea, C, II. ltESSK.NT, Cashier,
Norman State .Bank.
Collections a Specialty,
w. c. renfrow. c. h. besbeni
GEO. T. REYNOLDS, h. < ARUTHKK
J. D. MAGUIRE. J. M. CURTICE. T. E. SMITH.
Richard Croker, the Tammany
chief, is opposed to 16 to 1 and fa-
vors the expansion policy. The
Bryan Democrats will have to work
Croker over or change their views
to suit Croker or get along without
him. If the curtain should rise in
1900 and reveal the fact that Tatn -
many was not one of the star per-
formers on the Democratic stage,
the campaign insofar as it relates to
the Democratic party, will be dul 1
The crime of the century has oc-
curred, and we demand the atten-
tion of the world: On Monday,
January 9th, Anno Domini 1899,
a Republican governor was inaugur-
ated at Topeka with imposing cere-
monies, but at no time during the
aforesaid ceremonies did they fly
the national flag (the special prop-
erty of the g. o. p.) over the state
house. It may be all right—consid-
ering what's which — but suppose
another party had done ditto!
A paste by which wall paper can be
attached to wood or masonry, ad-
hering to it firmly in spite of damp-
ness, is prepared as usual of rye
flour, to which, however, are added,
after the boiling, 8^-jj grammes of
good linseed oil varnish and 8yi
grammes of turpentine to every 500
lips sole owner. Mr. Munsell goes to
Wynnewood where he intends to fur-
nish the people of that burg with a tel-
A line rain fell last Monday night
and the weather continues very favor-
able for the wheat plant. Many of the
farmers are busy in their fields plow-
ing and getting their ground in shape
for spring crops.
THE APPETITE OP A GOAT
Is envied by all poor dyspeptics
whpse stomaeh and liver is out of or-
der. All such should know that Dr.
King's New Life Pills, the wonderful
stomach and liver remedy, gives a
splendid appetite, pound digestion and
a regular bodily habit, that insures per-
fect health and great energy. Ouly 25c
at Blake & Head's drug store.
The Elk's Imperial Minstrels, of Ok-
lahoma City, were greeted with a fair-
sized crowd at the opera house last
Friday night and everyone that at-
tended pronounced their entertain-
ment one of the best ever given in the
opera house in Norman.
LA GRIPPE SUCCESSFULLY
"I have just recovered from the sec-
ond attack of la grippe this year," says !
Mr.Jas. A. Jones, publisher of the !
Leader, Mexico, Texas. "In the latter
case I used Chamberlain's Cough Rem-
edy, and I think with considerable suc-
cess, only being in bed a little over two
days against ten days for the former
attack. The second attack I am satis-
fied would have been equally as bad as
the first but for the use of this remedy
as I had to go to bed in about six hours
after being 'struck' with it, while in
the first case I was able to attend to
business about two days before getting
'down.' " Por sale by all druggists.
JANUARY 14, 1899.
The Cleveland County Teachers'
Association will hold Its third meet-
ing. Saturday, January 14th, 1899. in
the East Side School building, Nor-
man. You are cordially invited to
The following program has been
substituted for the one made out at
the last meeting, owing to the fact
that in the general scramble of the
Holiday work the old one was lost:
1():IH) Psychology Chap. II. N. E.
11:00 Mastery of Books. -Chaps. 0,
7 and 8. J. W. Gowen.
1:30 Teaching Geography.—Henry
Daugherty. Discussion K.O.Miller,
C. A. Fewell.
2:15 Morals and Manners.— John
Hefley. Discussion .Miss Hughes, C.
•1:00 How to Teach Numbers, in
P r i m ary G r ades. M iss A n n I e Ch a 11 es.
Discussion Miss Lucy Gilliam, Miss
11:45 Report from Territorial Asso-
ciation.—(. A. Fewell.
N. E. Butcher, Pre-.
Maud Wing ate, Sec.
Tate & Kingkade will commence at
once the erection of a corrugated iron
building 011 their Main strret lot re-
cently purchased by them. They will
occupy it with tlieir offices when build-
ing is completed.
Issued by the probate judge during the
Jas. Pool 21
Ella Lee . ir
In a red-white-and-blue speech at
Guthrie the other evening, Judge
McAtee insinuated that the Al-
mighty had Uncle Sara and John
Howard P. Coles
Molllo Italian t
HOW TO PREVENT PNEUMONIA.
You are perhaps aware that pneu-
monia always results from a cold or
from an attack of la grippe. During
the epidemic of la grippe a few years
ago when so many cases resulted in
pneumonia, it was observed that the
attack was never followed by that dis-
ease when Chamberlain's Cough Rem-
edy was used. It counteracts any ten-
dency of a cold or la grippe to result in
that dangerous disease. It is the best
remedy in the world for bad colds and ,
iagrippe. Every bottle ^warranted. '
Por sale by all druggists.
DISCOVERED By A WOMAN.
Another great discovery has been
made, and that too, by a lady in this
country. "Disease fastened its clutch-
es upon her and for seven years she
withstood its severest tests, but her
vital organs were undermined and
death seemed imminent. For three
monthB she coughed incessantly, and
could not sleep. She finally discover-
ed a way to recovery, by purchasing of
us a bottle of Dr. King's Now Discov-
ery for Consumption, and was so much
relieved 011 taking first dose, that she
slept all night; and with two bottles,
has been absolutely cured. Her name
is Mrs. Luther Lutz. Thus writes W
C. Hamnick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.
Trial bottles free at Blake & Reed's
drug store. Regular size60c and $1.00.
Every bottle guaranteed.
Jim Smith and J. H. Dibble arrived
home from a month's sojourn in New
Orleans the first of this week.
Give the HOME LAUN"KY
atrial, they do their work in
Norman and spend their money
in Norman. Good work is
guaranteed and best of refer
ence is given.
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