The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 21, 1893 Page: 1 of 8
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Hepohe the law «ai writtfii down with
\% it li pM
Hefur? the law made eitiiemt.the moral
law muile MB.
Luw tttaudafor human rights. luit *Le i
it fails thone rights to ffive.
Theu let luw die. my brother, hut let hu*
■n btfiiifsii> -
"Our Republic can only exist
so Long as iu citizens resjtect
ami obey their self imposed iuws.''
Labor Th The Parent Of Capital, Encourage Labor. and You Build Up Capital
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. SAT! RDAY, OCTOBER. 21, Mm
ll! |/ v \|' \ | | ICTC1J spends <72,200,000 a year or as much intil a uliort time ago a plnc« to take 1 X DELI
lo .W . ILl-liJ 1 LI\. , _; 11 .. „„„ iin the itudv lit shorthand and type-
HOW ML'CH IT COSTS THE AVERAGE
ARISTOCRAT TO LIVE.
Contrast that With an Average Farmer's
Income Sets the Old Man to Thinking
Political Economy By a New Route.
Pa, who is Ward McAllister that
the papers talk so much about ?
He is a society leader in New York,
as 336,000 "mud sills" can earn.
The men who build palaces live in
hovels. The men who build th.i
palace cars ride in the smoker. The
up the study of iho'-thand and type-
writing the other, that bo time hm been
found to lit for any better portion than
was absolutely necessary for the busi-
ness then in hand, but now that the
LETTER OF A WESTERN "CRANK" TO
A RHODE ISLAND GRANGER.
He has written a letter to a New
York paper in which he says: "The
average annual living expense of a
ones who produced the vast wealth business of this "Wonderful Vi<-t ' hiu. b« UMitni Tlut lie ■••>( the "iiaUde.t
we brag so much about' are living assumed such increased proportions.ne'
(nine millions of them) in mortgaged
Say. l'a, what do you suppose
would be the result if the People's
party should carry the next election ? to r-urp your rightful position''j nce to New England readers in inter- K>crat and the cigarette tivi for n nickel
wily lias called for its more rapid
transaction, hence the call for reporters
and < illee assistants.
am! Moat "Fanatic** Sort—Genuine Fat ri-
ot Imo ForTliooe Wlione Sympathies Ne er
Journey W«t of the llmUou Ulver.
The following letter from Daniel \V.
Why then, we ask, young men and j Working of Colorado, master of the
As Mr. Watson rose to address the
1,200 or iieople little Miss Willie
Stephens—about U years old—(tepped to
the front and unfurled ti beautiful ban-
ner, which bore upon one side "Truth is
mighty and will prevail." and upon the
other side, "Thomas E. Watson, the ad-
vocate of Jeffrrsonian principles." In a
clear voice and with beautiful sentiment
she presented it to him.
When the cheering ceased, Mr. Wat-
son returned thanks to the sweet little
girl and proceeded to analyze the jiolit-
ieal situation to the satisfaction of every
young women, do you permit outsiders j grange in that state, may lie of assist- the bosses, the Alliance Dem-
They'd just ruin the country
They'd make money too plenty,and
family of average respectability, con-! everybody would go into debt.
sisting of husband, wife ahd three j When is a man the most liable to their own friends, than have it import
children, amount to $183,935. He! go into debt, when he has plenty of, : ed from other states?
itemizes as follows: Rent of city house money or when he has no money,pa.
Brace ii| . we -h\
position, and the business men
courts wili honor yoi r pluck, for would
they not rather employ their he p from
their own territory mid from ameng
$59,000; of country house, $14,000
expense of country house, $6,000;
indoor servants' wages, $18,954; his
wife's dressings, $10,000: his own
wardrobe, $2,000; childern's clothing
and pocket money, $4,500; three
childern schooling, $3,600 entertain-
ing by giving balls and dances, $7,-
000; entertaining at dinner, $9,600:
opera box $4,500: theatre and supper
paties after theatei, $1,200 papers
and magazines, Siqo jeweler's run-
ning account, $1,000 stationary ,$300,
books, S500, wedding presents and too pa ?
The Journal says we want honest
What is an honest dollar, pa,
A gold one.
What is a ilishonest one.
Silver dollars are dishonest.
liecausa they have only 70 cents
worth of silver in them.
How much does a paper dollar
cost pa ?
About one-half cent I guess.
iu are of the opinion that
lint for the gifted few.
[•'or proof of this we will
that shorthand has been p
curriculum of many public
hoi li Kuropu an 1 America
1 011 I he
holiday gifts, $1,500; a pew in church.
S300; club dues, S425; physician's
bill, $800; dentist's bill, $300; trans-
portation of household to country
and return, $250; traveling in Europe
three months, $9,000; cost of stables,
$17,000." Now, pa, how much did
you make last year on your 120 acre
1 didn't make anything.
How much stuff did you sell ?
Then isn't a paperdollar dishonest writing as rast as he composes an.! tlit
student in taking and preserving lec-
... , tures at College.
es, it must be. ■ . u 1 ■
10 book-keepers, shorthand is an 111-
H I10 has been running the govern- calculableadvantage forthereare many
ment for the last thirty years?
The republicans, of course. j a book-keeper and a stenographer,
They made all the money, didn't : therefore must combine, in one person,
they pa ?
Isn't any one who makes dishonest
things, dishonest pa ?
Yes, no. why—
Let me see, the first thing I sold , why don't you leave it and vote for |
was a yearling colt for $40: 100bush-1 the people's party ? They will make :
els of oats for $25; four hogs for j all the dolIar h0nest, and good every-
hand could be obtained; now this want
If the republican party is dishonest |is ,8uppli"d by lhe *0,'ma" Bjsln,6H
1 College, Norman, O. I.
McDamkl & Marshall,
a slack of hay for fivej wherein lhe United States, lor bond- ] in dTu'oIi'MUh.1
LtLbntfeTiro aboV^o!Zl' *""•«? ds*' ,h™
summer uiitter,510,aDout 100 pounds | if money ls a g00(] thing why not (two ot-her lirjje schools; one teaching j enough to know that the political doctrine* of
of winter butter, S20; 100 dozen eggs,! have enough 0f jt ? ' the Pitman and tile other the Graham lv°" '
$10, and about $15 dollars worth of
yourself for the | preting the feeling of the people 111 tin
and J1'8* toward their fellow citizens of
Ih'mi United States who live on the
coast first settled by the pilgrim fathers:
Fokt Collins, Colo., Aug. 28.
Hon. Andrew 31. lielcher. Master It. 1. State
<• ranife, Arnolds Mill*, 11. 1.:
.My Ukak Hiu ami Hhotiihu A few days ago
I hud the honor to receive a copy of the Provi-
dence Evening Bulletin of Aug. L'l from you.
I thank you lor your kindness and thought ful-
ness. The inai ked articles were of sjiecial in-
terest to me. There is a suggestion that you
suspect 1 am one of the "deluded l'opuli t
j leaders"of whom The Bulletin si t .ik*. Wheth-
schools in j er 1 Were or not, it is a good tiling, I think, for
. _ us western "cranks" and "fanatics" to read
l"'° j what our eastern brethivn think of their fei-
iuir that it is not a difficult study, low sufferers. So 1 shall return the com pi i-
mm ...... : . #j. ,, in nr.. u i . .... ' " e"t by bending you a few Colorado papers
It -it ' u j that you may learn something of the temper of
chorthutid cannot be UHed toad vantage. I our people without having to take the inter-
Besides increasing the eiipiibilillen of Pre'ullun roport.«n<1 editors who«.«-
1 | poet our intelligence and honesty and there-
tho office, til • newspaper and the court,, fore misunderstand our mctives and argu-
Shorthand l sp.-eia'.lv valuable the f<.l,! m,'nts-
' I It may ho worth while, since you have had
lowing: 1 i)G lawyer in taking and re- opportunity to judge whethor 1 am a fanatic
cording b. ief notes of cases, the preach- or not and to know something of my grade of
n . i i intelligence, for me to olfer a few ohservat ions
er in composing sermons the nut.ior in | regarding western people and the estimate put
them by such profound st u l«-nts -
phenomena as the editor of The Bulletin.
Now, lirother Belcher, I plead "guilty" to the
implied charge that I am a Populist. And this
is not the worst. Some three years ago I actu-
ally wrote the address to the people of Col-
orado that was adopted by the Independent
business men whoeannot afford to have (now Populi.i) party of this 6t,ite. and whirl,
was the first formal indictment of the cor-
rupt practices of the political managers of Col-
orado—orthodox Republicans and Democrat*.
Then 1 was a member of the convention that
nominated the wicked Ijafe Pence, who has
scandalized certain got d people by telling the
unvarnished truth in congress.
Tie fact is, I am known as n very bad Pop-
ulist—one who would vote against a nominee«
of his own party if that nominee were sus-
pected of not being a Populist of the very "bad-
dest" and most "fanatic" sort. In proof of
this fact let me state that without having ap-
plied for the position 1 was elected secretary
of the state board of agriculture and of the
state agricultural college by a board of 10
members, three of them Populists, with one of
the Populists absent. These Populists are bad
people, very bad, and I am one of the "bad-
dost." Remember this fact when you see me
in (Syracuse und point me out to your other
clerk or dude.
j the accomplishments of both book-
| keeper and stenographer.
Until a little more than a year ago,
there was no college in the territory
where a practical knowledge of sbort-
SILVER AND GOLD.
A ( orrt'tpoiideiit \\ ho Would Submit tin-
Ouestlon to h Popular Vote.
I haw a suggestion to make about the
silver question. The newspaiHTs talk
about public sentiment, about silver
•'lobbies," and abuse senator# for delay.
Every well posted man in Washington
knows there is practically no silver lobby
here. They also know that the whole
influence of the administration is thrown
against silver, which amounts to tenfold
more than ary lobby could «' .
They also Know that the l.trc'Val m« < '
ing of the business men ju t held \va- ' r
tho express purpose of influencing ecu
gress to vote for repeal. Uoimls • I trol-
and luukcrs'associations easily | ;• -
olutions, write letters, send <
tions, etc. But the farmers ai * h- iit*
chanics neither write many lott* rs nor
pass many resolutions. They work and
Tho public sentiment of the United
States, 1 believe, is three-fourths or
more in favor of a double standard of
silver and gold; in favor of it now; in
favor of an exact equality before the
law and at the mints of tho United
States ac a ratio of 10 to 1. Now, I pro-
pose that congress at once provide for
the submission of this one question to
the people of this country at a nonpar-
tisan election. It could be done in CO or
90 days and the result made known. In
other words, give us a chance to put up
or shut ti]), and the other fellows can do
Talk about your rainy days, your land-
slides, your revolutions—the past would
be nothing. The single gold standard
It In O.!«■ i«*i| an 14 SutiMlttute Fur tlie Pi^
eiit L*n HtIsfaeturjr System.
The Record recently xuid: "An appro-
henbion Iiqh bIwiivu been felt that to
plao with the government the banking
buBiiifus of the country an well a« tho
creation of money would be to put com-
merce at the mercy of the president, anil
that thin tremendous power wosld tempt
men with financial schemes to securo
control of the government in order to
manipulate itk banking system." The
lieeord did not hav who feels an appre-
hension in trusting the government. II
certainly is not the producing and com-
mercial classes, who are the life and
blood of the nation, who have many timer
had to rely 011 the government to protect
tlieni from the unscrupulous iminey
kings of Wall street and tlieir allies iu
Kurope, who manipulate, control and tie
up the circulating medium at will under
our present banking system.
They are resjionsible for and the direct
cause of the | resent panic, for which
again the people had to call cm t'.e gov-
ernment to protect them from tlwse sainn
financial pirates who are endeavoring to
destroy half tho world's money by tho
demonetisation of silver, thereby dou-
bling the tAistmp debts and doubling
the value 0/ mortgages and bonih
held mostly by themselves. These aro
the ones who are apprehensive of tho
government doing tho banking. Tim
Iieople have the utmost confidence in the
government, as shown by their approval
of its management of the army and navy
and the postal busim ^s of the country.
How many are there who would consent
to have the postal business of the coun-
try conducted by individual companies
and corporations, as the telegraph, ex-
press, railway and banking businesses
We believe the government could amt
would do the banking as satisfactorily
as the postul business now is done. We
believe that the people ought to bo al-
lowed, as is done in France, to take up
the national debt by their deposits in
small amounts in government banks es-
tablished conveniently among them.
Their deposits would be absolutely safe.
Certificates of deposits would in reality
be United States bonds, and the country
would be safe from financial pirates and
When money was plenty, you made
J money fast. Now we pinch and save
rhat makes S207 you took in last j and economize in a dozen ways that
system. The Pernio system is taught
at the Normrn Business College.
The Norman Business College will
fit you for an amanuensis position iu
year. What did you do with the j you would not have though of 20 I three mouths, which would be Impi s i-
money, pa? I years ago. You quit going to church If any other system Is taught but
I didn't get money for the eggs,1 because you felt ashamed to let the !the Pe|,,lln-
butter or poultry, I traded that out | contribution basket go bv without Shorthand can be learned in six or
(S60) at the store. That left only putting in something, and you hate I "'r!V,'n raon"l> at the night school of the
#147. I paid $50 interest, S30 taxes, to put in money when Mary's teeth 1 *""nl1" '^ •
$20 for doctor bill, S10 for bran, $5 are rotting and you haven't the money
for threshing, SS for grass seed. Si2 to pay for getting them filled.
for seed wheat, S5 for school books, Grandfather lived on a j 20 acre farm
Si for the Journal, and S6 for black-
Hold on, pa, that takes it all; your
S207 is gone.
I know it. I gave my note to the
merchants for S50 and I owe from
four to ten dollars at three other
stores, besides six dollars at the saw
Then,pa,you are about 80 dollars;
poorer at the end of the year than
ShudeH of 1'utrlek Henry!
Mr. Cooper of Texas, Democrat, in the
house: "Representatives of America, be-
„„.i , .,11 . 1 hold the picture that is presented to us
and sent you to college, but you can't today. Th„ United States again pe-
even let me go to a common school ' titioningand supplicating at the throne
all the time you need my work so' °* England, begging Europe forconfer-
k„,m„ v . .1 • , ' ! ences and concessions! Such obsequious
' le rir 1 are &etllnK j and servile conduct is enough to make
richer, and the poor poorer all the 1 the cheek of an American mantle with
time, and your votes are making it I 8*iamo« It is enough to make the ashes
of Henry and Washington and the pa
triots of the revolution cry out from their
"This government that placed the God-
dess of Liberty upon her high perch, hold-
ing the scales of justice in equal poise;
excuse me,pa,we believe that a man j this government that smote the rock of
you were at the beginning. How j who is industrious ought to be able 8c*ence government and let the
We believe that none should be
rich unless they work.
The Journal says.
does it happen ?
; to own a good home, a horse and
living waters of equal rights, personal
Wall btreet and eertain other famous streets
ought to be accepted without question or mur-
mur by the people of a great republic like ours.
'fell them t\ut he is a uiuu who really reads
"Progressand Poverty" on Sunday and then is
allowed to teach a c lass in a Methodist Sunday
school; that he has been guilty of the irrever-
ence of quoting the Bible in a political speech
and of assuming that men can be honest Chris-
tians and Populist politicians at the same time;
that he is foolish enough to believe that there
are Populists in Boston (like Edward Everett
Hale) and in staid old Providence, who are just
hh honest, and Just as intelligent, and Just iui
patriotic as—well, as tho editor of the Provi-
dence Evening Bulletin; that, moreover, he is
cosmopolitan enough to claim the whole Unit-
ed States as his native land; that he is willing
to give the laborer of Europe an even chance
with himself to make a living under the
protection of the stars and stripes; that
he is an advocate of 'free speech, free
schools, free trade and free men; that he
believes manhood and womanhood are worth
more than all the gold heaped up in the treas-
ury and represented by all the bonds and
mortgages held in England, old and new:
that he even thinks the struggle to secure the
free coinage of silver is only a little part of the
coming struggle between the people and the
plutocrats; t!::it he is ready to defend the use
of the word plutocrat and to maintain that
our proud republic Is fast becoming a plutoc-
racy in all but name; and that he fears—while
he hopes his fears may be groundless—that
heroic old Governor W'aite was more of a
prophet than a demagogue when he uttered
"The war has begun. It is the same war
which must always bo waged against oppres-
sion and tyranny to preserve tho liberties of
man— that eternal warfare of monarchy and
monopoly against the right of the people to
w 11 , I liberty and national independence fill the °en\urv'imr^';Vlru?,ll™!'i;\lV,1''nnfc' lasl
W ell, you see. my wheat crop failed , buggy, garden, library and good furni- channels that flowed to all the nations of dace to
so I had to buy what flour we ate. lure, to eat all the beefsteak, mutton ! f'le 'his government that traced tfvery nation under heaven except ti,..
Then drouth and grubs about lisli, vegetables, fruit in season (trop-
destroyed my corn crop. ical fruits included) also to own a
You used to get along better, didn't j cow. We think he ought to be able
y°u ' to give the childern the benefits of a
Yes, when I used to failed to make < 0''eg'ate education, the best physi-
a living I sold some timber to make ; c'ans, surgeons and dentist should be
up, but that is all gone now. I j within his reach. In fact, nothing
haven't a rail tree on the place, and 's to() good for an industrious man. I
power to its lodgment and found it in the
voice of the people, now begging totter-
ing nionarchs tosnffer it to adopt a finan-
cial policy! American manhood must be
waning and our national independence
and institutions fast decaying."
Will History He Repeated?
If we may be permitted to forecast a
repetition of history, we may see in the
, . , eanipai j# of 1890 a duplicate of 1SOO.
the fences are about rotted down 11 an)' or>e indulges in the luxuries With the old parties as hopelessly di-
right now. I ought to buy $25 worth foreign travel,mountain air or sea- vided and tho plutocratic leaders unabl
of barb wire this spring. If the ^ideresorts it surely ought not to be
democrats keep on trying to coin j t'le 'bones who won't work. The
dishonest dollars 1 don't know what * oncentration
I shall do.
lJa,notone of the families McAllis-
ter classes as of "average respect
ability" are earning their salt; they
are filching their high living off the
"mud sills" as they calls us, to whom
they would not speak. Labor pro-
duces all wealh, and yet the average
laborer receives less for his year's
work than the New Yorker spends
for stationery alone. The family of
"average respectability" spends as
much for its annual little pleasure
trip to Europe as 36 average "mud
sills" can earn in a whole year. The
rich wife spends more for dress than
the wives of 1000 "mud sills." The
select 400 that McAllister belongs to
what I'd best do about—
Pa, you are a hopeless case.
(Hurried exit of boy.)—Non Con
We have a question to ask every
young man and every young woman in
the Territory. Why are all or nearly
the stenographers in this territory im-
ported from other states ? Not because
your ability is, in any degree lacking V
No, we would not for a moment insinu-
ate such a state of affairs. Hut then
what is the reason ? There are two
I reasons; one that there has not been
"Our weapons uro arguments and the ballot
—'a free ballot and a fair count.' And it the
money [power shall attempt to nus'aln it*
usurpation* hy the strong hand, we will me, t
that i-'-lie w hen it is forced upon uh; for it in
I'-ltcr. inliniteiy better, that blood should tlow
to ti.,: hursiV bridles rather than that our ii.l-
tiouai libertie.- should be destroyed."
I') you kno.vthat the above quotation sounds
like your, hi -\ -w Pi sialic! prophet-poet Ixiw-
' Iiead his "Kver I reseut Crisis" and cer-
tain portions of the "Biglow I'apers" and Bee
if 1 am not rif^ht. See if you do not agree with
tne that 1 he 1 : i s-'lit is one of the critical times
when to take the sde of 1 he common people is
heroic, ami to take the side „f n,o-. « |,„
the pood old way* are good enough is to be a
If it should occur to you that what I have
hastily written is worth reading to your grange,
or even worth pubh.shing in The Bulletin, you
have my permission to do as you please with
• , ,, ... 1 . it. 1 can afford to 1 ■ called a fool or a "mad
mstantlj lime to face trea- fanatic" by th who do not understand our
sympathies extend no fur-
than the Hudson river, i
eminent.—Twentieth Centurv. can. by submitting to W thus characterized,
give some suggestions to thoughtful and * ym-
! pathetic patriots like yourself and most of the
Do You Catch On? intelligent people of your part of the country.
w • j r. , The trouble with many is that they are too
Monej Is an oruer for goods or serv- dogmatic; what they did not learn in their col-
ices, therefore should have intrinsic val- j lt'go days is not worth knowing, and what
tie. A railroad ticket is an order for 0tlier8 have thought out in opposition to their
services, therefore it should have in- ) '°"<"is r!*,ik heresy that does not deserve a
. . , x. ., , ,. , hearing, either on account of Its merits or the
tnnsic value. .No railroad ticket IS good character of the "heretic."
Unless it is stamped on gold or silver of ; 1 hope you and yours are prospering as well
value equal to the price of the ticket. (>a,n 1)6 in troublous times, and that
n.t vr n natch nn?-T,*atf.r lhe Uhode Patrons and people gen-
1J0 >OU catcll on. Ijaster. erally will learn the lessons of truth and
~ ! soberness whether they art- in line with the
"Colonel" Jones of the New York) Views of the Populists or the "let alone" school
of politicians. Fraternally yours,
1). W. Wokkinq.
men could not carry three states in the1 }r.i,'VJa,''<'H McLaughlin in Chicago
Union, I do not believe. I 10 •
Submit tho question not only of .lou t o,t < UrrymK itaiirou.i i'a..eng.rfc
ble or single standard, hut whether this1 rru^ * ;i ,
„ A. 1 11 1 ii , lno zone system of railroad rates,
nation should go it alone and do so now ; . ,,
. .. , r which is so successfully operated 111
or wait for the never ending methods of u„nftn.tI « 1 1 •
• . , . * 4 Hungary, has made a deep impressiou
international monetary conferences to, Jam(.H L. Cowiea, well known in
get other nations to agree with us. } es. nulroR(1 dn,lea
Distance costs practically nothing In the
transportation of freight or of passengers. «aA
therefore distance should be disregarded fei
the discrimination of rates. The rate now
charged for tho shortest distance for any par-
ticular service is the rate that should be adopt-
eiWor all distances. When once a train starts
from Host on to Kan Francisco, there isn't a
man living that can tell the difference iu cost
of running that train, whether a passenger
leaves the train at the tlrst station out of Bos-
ton or goes through from the Atlantic to the
Mr. Cowles further says that there is
not $11) difference between running a
train from Chicago to New York, full
of passengers or empty. It does not cost
$400 to haul a train hearing 000 passen-
gers from New York to Chicago. One
dollar per tripper passenger would, in
11 expenses, including
let us vote, and if you want the two-
thirds majority let that go in. Either
bury silver or give it fair play. Compel
Cleveland to go to the country for a vote
of confidence. The American people can
be trusted. Let us vote.—John II. King
in Washington Tost.
The Lion und the Serpent.
Mr. Davis of Kansas: "The people of
this country have had to struggle with
the black demon of chattel slavery.
There is another slavery. Slavery is a
means by which the master enjoys the
earnings of the man. If its require-
ments are enforced by the lash and the
bloodhound, it is called chattel slavery.
If the robberies are enforced by means
of bonds and mortgages created through his opinion, pay
the manipulations of taxation and
finance, it is slavery all the same. Chat-
tel slavery is a system of physical fore
reasonable return for capital invested.
The New York Central and Lake Shore
roads are carrying passengers on their
after the manner of the lion and tht "exposition flier" for $31, of which $o
tiger. j go to the Wagner company.
to longer control the full party vote
possibility of four leading candidates
may be seen. Were the People's Party
and the I t0 succeed in electing their candidate as
pauperization of the masses must stop ff"Coln b/ °W Party dissensions.
. , • , , 1 I they would instantly have to face trea- HP,
some nne, and the sooner we com- Bon and rebellion on the partof defeated j neeila ami'ivim.-is
mence to vote against it the better. 1 capitalism still in possession of the gov- Hi«r westward t
My son, I II ask the lournal about
World is a fair sample of what "boodle
will do for a man. On the St. Louis Re-
public he won his spurs as a silver man,
Today he is a full fledged goldbug of the
garlic scented Pulitzer stripe.—Denver
Fancy Candies at Williams & Sot .
A I lae For Tom Watson.
A report in The People's Party Paper
of one of Thomas E. Watson's recent
meetings contained the following inter-
esting paragraph :
"The slavery of the purse is after tin
manner of the serpent. It is mildnesj-
itself in the beginning. It charms, en-
tices and slimes. Then it crushes and
devours by slow processes through tin
mortgage, the bond and other devices.
but the day of judgment finally comes
with merciless certainty and relentless
savagery. Wo have beaten the lion's
process on the fields of Le-\4nglon, York
town and New Orleans and at Appo-1 " > day
mattox. The God of battles inspired I Nation,
the people with patriotism and sent Us
leaders worthy of the great occasions.
Our history has been a proud one, sar
passing that of the greatest nations. Tie
lion is beaten on American soil.
"This is a contest, not of swords am;
guns, but of brains and ballots. God and
his people against Hhyloclc and his gold
Every man must take side.-. We cannot!
escape tlm responsibility of action iiui
the verdict of posterity r.pon our act--.
Either w e will stand with Jefferson r. ,d
Benton and Jackson and a long lire ol
noble patriots, or we mtt: t be classi c!
with Nicholas Riddle, tho df'laultcr and
corrupter of men. Mr. Speaker, let eael
for himself make such a record that tin
muse of history will speak kindly of us.
and that our children may read the storj !
of our deeds with enthusiastic pleasurt
and not with shame."—Congressional
If Mr. Cowles knows what he is talk
ing about, the public, which gives thesi
eoinpnni<s their franchises and then pat-
ronizes them, is being swindled. The
country is becoming very sensitive on
the railroad question. Their adminis-
tration lias of late been so disgracefully
careless and the combinations so wan-
tonly extensive that tho demand for
public ownership is growing louder ev
ery day. It is the only way out.—Nev
If a poor man advocates the division
of the wealth of the rich among the poor
he is called a socialist, but thr rich man.
who by the aid of his wealth secures leg-1
islation which enables him to appropri-
ate to his own use the pittance of tht
poor, is called a financier! The poor man
who takes am^hing by force is called a
thief, while the rich man who by legis-
lation would double the debts of tht
poor is called a bene'ictor! The man
who wants the people to destroy tht
government is called an anarchist, while
the man who labors to have the govern-
ment destroy the people is a patriot.—
To keep warm, you had better go to
Vic. Nelson and buy a stove.
A (Genuine People's Government.
"The true solution of the great social
problem of this age," says Professor Let-
ter F. Ward, "is to be found in the ulti
mate establishment of a genuine pet
pie's government, with ample power t
protect society against all forms of in
justice from whatever source, couplet
with a warm and dutiful regard for
true interests of each and all—the p- i
as well as the rich. If this be what it-
meant by the oft repeated phrase 'pa
ternal government,* then were this eer
tainly a consummation devoutly to b.
wished. I3ut in this conception of gov
eminent there is nothing paternal. It
gets ri«l entirely of the paternal, the pa
triarchal, t lie personal element, and be
comes nothing more nor less than the ef
fective expression of the public will, the
active agency by which society con
sciously and intelligently governs its
The Vote Throw n Away.
A man who votes for his political prin
ciples, regardless of the question of sue
cess or defeat, does not throw his vote
away. But when he votes for men win
do not represent his principles he throws
away his vote. Don't be fooled any murt
by the cry of throwing away your vote
English papers that support royalty
and aristocracy are crowing with de-
light at the action of congress. Tho
English have an eye single to their in-
come from the toil of the American
chumps who support the English money-
system.^ Coming Nation.
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Allan, John S. The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 21, 1893, newspaper, October 21, 1893; Norman, Oklahoma Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc116258/m1/1/: accessed September 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.