The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, August 25, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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NORMAN OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1905
It would seem
this | tration, traceable to the want of a
age of the world's progress for any j proper regard for law and order,
one to appeal to public sympathy to Class privileges, by which some are
relieve them from the penalty of Immune to law, have sown the seeds
crime and to defy the will of the j of caste, and at the last the very rich
people on one hand, then appeal to and the very poor are marshalling
their sympathy on the other iiand, is i their forces into hostile camus, and
prima facie evidence of criminal j muttering of discontent is heard on
shrewdness to gratify a criminul de- ] every hand. Law is openly defied by
sire at the expense of public bene- j employer and employe, and the mili-
volence. j tia is being looked to for final action.
The frequency of criminals being | On every hand corruption stares one
turned loose to again prey on society
is the prime cause of the increase of
crime. The bulwark of society con-
sists in the enforcement of law, and
when society, by a morbid sentiment
called sj rnpathy, fails to enforce the
law, it opens the door to anarchy and
enthrones crime. It is just as true
with the individual as with a commu-
nity. Let a merchant run his busi-
ness on sympathy and how long will
in the face, and the painful fact is
this corruption emanates, not from
the lower classes, but from high of-
ficials, senators, congressmen, legis-
lators, and judges. Among them are
men of seventy-one years of age; so
that the pale face of youth and the
gray hairs of age have fallen victims
of mammon. They fear not God
neither consider the works of His
hand. On they rush down the fren-
he last? It may be said that an in- zied street of cupidity. They have
dividual personaly conducts his own
business through chosen representa-
tatives, and that therefore society is
at greater disadvantage and while
the individual is acting for personal
gain, society acts for the personal
gain of all. By this manner of reas-
oning society is made to appear as
some thing apart from man. Man, in
a savage state, had but few wants and
no compassion. On their brow is the
brand of treason. In their dead
souls is the laughter of devils, and
strange to say that when halted in
their debauchery by the demands of
justice, they ask sympathy from the
society they have robbed. Could the
devi! ask more than to be let alone?
Doubtless there are many cases
where sympathy should be shown, es-
many ways of supplying them. The I pecially petty offenses traceable to
savage stale lays at the bottom of | environments; of this class I am not
civilized state. When wants are i speaking—but on the other .hand of
few, restrictions are few, and as re-j those who betray public trust,
strictions follow wants, so the princ-1 When one considers slow progress
Of The Norman Opera House, Tuesday,
September 5th Big Ministrel.
Manager John Franing informs us
that Billie Kersand's Famous Minis-
trels will open the opera season in
this city on the night of September
">tb. This ministrel is widely known
and is classed among the best minis-
trel s on the road.
I he opera house is now undergoing
repairs and will be greatly improved
in many ways. Norman has one of
the nicest little play bouses in the
Territory and one we are all justly
proud of. Mr. Franing has already
booked a number of good companies
and hopes to give the theatre goers of
Norman a chance lo see some of the
best companies playing in the South-
W, T. 0. U- Reading Room.
Doubtless many are wondering why
the Heading Room is not opened to
the public yet. No one is so anxious
for the loom to be opened as the W.
C. T. U. But Room was not built in
a day. An enterprise of so great an
undertaking as this one must necess
arily be slowly carried on by such a
small band of workers as composes
this organization. The lots are not
paid for in full yet and the ladies
are exerting every effort to clear the
debt. There are several necessary,
things that have to be done in order
to make the room serve its purpose,
and those things have to be donated
or wait until they can be bought. It
would be a light burden soon lifted
and the room opened if every one
would help a little. When it is
opened it is for the benefit of every
body. It is the plan that it shall be
filled with the best literature and be
iple of self defense came into use, of the human race from barbarism to ! open all the time for the service of
and then it was that he discovered I civilization, when we contemplate
his weakness to hold and enjoy what J tyranny exercised and blameful re-
he had produced from the violence of j suits and the millions that have
his more powerful neighbor. It was j perished in war and in dungeons and
at this point of man progress that ] expiring on the breasts of famine,
he discovered the need of "Protec-
tion" and t'ie principle of law slowly
crept over his barbaric brain.
Society is the outgrowth of the law
of mutual defense and reciprocal ex-
change of the social instinct. You
will notice that man has ever been
fond of pleasure and averse to pain.
You will find him thus in a savage
state and you will find him so in a
civilized state; and if you know any-
thing about this Republic, you know
that man never bartered away his
nnd all to satisfy the brutal nature of
kings and priests; we are forced to
see that the governments of the dead
and living have been and still are
more brutal than humane, and that
the ruling class has used power for
their own glory, regardless of the
rights of the toiling millions.
The setting up of this government
on the foundation of equal rights was
a formal protest against the tyranny
of the old world. A new chapter was
written in the Book of Political
right to life, liberty and the pursuit Economy. Mankind had reached the
of happiness. j heights overloooking the clouds and
Much has been written about the ■ storms that 9wept his ancestors into
Constitution and human freedom, but the ri/era of blood. They saw fur-
the greater number of writers over rows ploughed by greed in desolate
look the foundation stone on which | fields; at their feet was the laughter
the Republic was built. Let us see i of devils iti the banquet hal'.s of
to it that the right to life liberty and | tyrants; while the unfed millions,
the pursuit of happiness has never : robbed of their substance wandered
been surrended by any American to over the earth in ignorance and slav-
any Government. Keeping this fact ery, and they called a halt, and
swung out the truth from the battle-
ments of reason that Gol was no
respector of pers in; that all men were
the children of the same mother from
whose womb nature designed should
issue forth sons born into equal right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness. On the nimble wings of
suffer save where j free speech and a free press the pro-
clamation ran around this world from
in mind, we will soon see that society
has not organized to suffer, but on the
other hand to increase human happi-
ness. Injustice is a cancer on the
body of justice, sapping its vital
force and as wrong seeks ever to over-
lap the straight line of right, society
seeks protection and declares that its
function is n it to
it is necessary to resist evil or to do
good, and in no sense shall the law of i the islands of the sea to the remote
justice tiold the criminal guiltless. I ends of the earth, and America rose
Society imposes a tax on itself for j up out of the dead past as a light
the enforcement of law, to protect house on the deep to throw across the
itself from the. lawless; to this end ; ocean of dead thought the star of
pub ic servants are fully empowered ; Bethlehem, that in tae fatherhood of
and their services fully remunerated. God the
Society stands as a bulwark to de 1 was the co
fend man in the
liberty and the pursuit of happiness, When we contemplate the possibil-
ever and ever holding fast to the : ities for good opened up for the civ-
throne of righteousness, while it ; ilizatlon of mart under our constitu-
points with pleasure to the sublime tional guarantee and declaration of
those who wish to use it for a Reading
and Rest Room. Many who have
subscribed are slow in paying their
subscriptions. That delays the work.
Many are waiting till we get the room
open to s;e what it is going to be be-
fore they give thefr assistance. Wilt
not everybody help to push this enter-
prise for it i* for the benefit of the bo s
and girls, the old and young who will
go there to receive it. Onetbing we
would ask is that when a lecture,
supper or anything is given for the
benefit of the room that every body
givetheir patronage and encourage-
The Norman Commercial Club is
organizing a stock company to build
a bridge across the South Canadian.
M. B. Camp is to build the bridge and
it is to be ready for use in twi
weeks after material is put on the
grounds The bridge will beh.ng to
the stock company until paid fur and
will then go to M. B. Camp who will
keep it in repairs.
Dr. F E.Day of Albion Michigan,
formerly of Oklrhoma City will lec-
ture here near Oct 1st for the benefit
of the room. Let all come to hear
# <y w ^
Put An Iniaid JLinoleuin On
And you have a clean pretty floor
for years, NO scrubbing, warmer
in winter and cool in summer we
A new line in all widths, and many
beautiful patterns. Stop and look
at the pretty carpets in all grades.
J^> a® €)J
[lie Racket Store
Has outgrown it's present
quarters and has removed to
Opposite the Postoffice.
±Scu^,;xir;;:;; 5 and 10 cents Goods
enjoyment of life, J and the brotherhood of men
heights where mingles the dawn,
ever and forever dispelling barbaric
night with the divine radiating law
The benign of good laws is the lief
of society. A thiet in office is a crim-
inal in the sight of God, angels and
man, and the greatest enemy of the
human race, and the devil's best
friend, and for whom sympathy would
stand as an evidence of moral insan-
American institutions have reached
a stage of economical strand forced
on them by the state of moral pros.
independence, we feel that nothing
short of the inexorable law of justice
should be meted out to our legisla-
turemen, congressmen and senators
that take bribes to sell the liberty of
the people; for it is infinitely better
that traitors should perish on the
gallows than that a nation should be
turned with its back to the light and
plunged into revolution and equal
rights be swallowed up in barbaric
night Col. .1. S. Felter
Jim Horn left last Saturday
The most astonishing bat
gains you have ever seen 5
and 10 cents are to be
found right now at our store
just received a big ship-
ment of fine Chinaware,
We give you one and all
cordially invitation to call
whether you buy or not, be
sure you see our big bar-
5 and 10 Cents Goods.
lhe Racket Store
Born to Mr, and Mrs. Win. Dodds
Aug. 20 a son.
Miss Alice Britlian was a visitor to
Roy Hadsell was a business visitor i
to Guthrie Wednesday.
Mrs. George Bowen has been quite
sick the past few days.
E. E Bailey ma 'e a business trip to
Oklahoma City Thursday.
Jess Acree and two daughters left J
Thursday for Porter, I. T. ,
Rufus Burke was a business visitor!
lo Oklahoma City Tuesday.
Chas. Gorton of Lawton was in the '
city on business first of week.
J. A. Vincent made a business trip I
to Oklahoma City Wednesday.
Mrs Mary Wood returned Thursday I
from a lengthy stay at Sulphur.
Postmaster John Asberry, of Lex-
ington was in our city last Thursday.
BudBettsof Shawnee was in this
city last Saturday transacting busi-
Mrs Laura Cole of Oklahoma City
is in the city this week visiting
Miss May Westervelt left Tuesday
for Kansas City to visit relatives and
J. B. Williams and son Clarice spent
Wednesday in Oklahoma City 011
Mrs. J. C. l)owd returned Friday
from a visit with her sister at
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Render were
business visitor to Oklahoma City
Barbour ik Sons will buy your old
school books and pay you the highest
prices for them.
i Mrs. W. T. Wallace of Dustion,
' Okla . is in the city the guest of Mrs.
; Henrietta Wintin.
| Roy Kingkade ar.d Harry Tosh at.
' tended to business matters in Okla-
j lioma City Thursday.
| Miss Anna Carder returned Monday
: from the East where she has been
| spending the summer.
i G. A. Clark moved his family the
lirst of the week from E^st Norman
to their home eighteen miles east.
| J. W. Craig of West Norman died
| last Friday of heart failure and was
i buried Saturday in Odd Fellows cem-
Mrs. M. E Dorrance came up from
Lexington Wednesday to spend a few-
days with her daughter, Mrs. Ed. P.
Martin Kahoe and sister, Helen,
are spending the week in Oklahoma
City the guests of their uncle, J. T.
Miss Jennette Hedderis returned
Monday from Shawnee, where she
has been the guest of friends for the
past two weeks
Mrs Ross Rucker returned Thurs-
day from Noble here she has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wad-
ley for several days.
• A marriage permit was Issued last
Friday by Probate Judge Sharpe to
Mr Andrew Bennett and Miss Maud
Haney both of Helsel
The two weeks old baby of Mr and
Mrs. Geo. Flint of Tecumseh d td
Monday of this week. Mrs. Flint was
formerly Mis- Belle ilefley.
Harry Kahoe returned Sunday from
Nelms, O. T., where lie has been
spending the summer with his grand-
parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hefiey.
Frank Ephraim the popular cloth-
ing man returned (rom his trip E;>st
last Thutsday. He was accompanied
home by his daughter Miss Ruth who
will attend schodhere this winter
Mr. Volney B Cushing of Bangor
Maine is traveling over the Territory
lecturing for Prohibition Statehood
He is under the joint auspices of the
local Church Federations, Alliances,
W. C. T. U's. and the Prohibition
National Committee. He will deliver
a free lecture at the Baptist church
Thursday evening August ;il-t 8
o'clock. A collection will be taken
to defray his expenses. Mr Cushing
is an eloquent logical and fascinating
speaker and no one should fail to
hear him, The Democrat and Chron-
icle says of him—Mr. Cushing goeH
to the very root and philosophy of
his subject, appealing to the reason
and conscience of his hearers, rather
than to their emotions, his language
being of the most polished type, but
carrying with his figures of speech
the weight of conviction. It is im-
possible to hear him without bring
moved to conscientious t'..ought on the
subject which lie presents
We are in position lo
contract for a limited
amount of new corn for
delivery in October and
November for which v\e
can pay 25c per bushel.
Norman Milling & Grain
Old School Books
If you have any to trade or sell bring
them in now; don't put it of till
Kingkade Book Stoke
$25 CALIFORNIA $25
From September 15 to October
We will sell cut rate tickets to Ca'
fonda at #i">.00 one way.
J. J. BAKER, A'
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