The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 21, 1893 Page: 4 of 8
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The People's Voice.
ALLAN & RIXSE, Publishers.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR.
PUBLISHED KVKRY SATURDAY.
We are standing on the threshold of it
mighty overthrow, |i1((>iii<'
Mankind i- grow g wary of eternal
want and woe.
We have conquered nature's ft rees.
hound them captive at our will,
llut we find ojr el*e« confronted hy a
greater foeman still.
•Tis the wajr of ancient tyrants, striv-
ing to regain their power.
Just before the dawn of morning, come*
the longest, darkest hour.
F.nterwl in the postoffloo at Norman,
O. T. as second class matter for trail--
mission through all mails.
Norman, Saturday. Oct., -1
J". S. ALLAN, Editor.
TIMK TAHI.E A. T. H. F.
NO. 403 ' :,rl' a m-
No. 40" Stops At Purcell....3 :•><*, p. ill
No. 423 Accommodation .5 :'(8, p. m.
No. 406 12 :M, a. m.
No. 408 1 !*■ m*
No. 4-J Accommodation .... ft :65, a. in.
Woman is not a plaything,
But a belpmaU\ truo and tfranu,
And she who would keep her honor,
Must wear a toil-marked hand.
Hurrah for the Anti-Repealers
ales all the wealth.
The average income of the Amer-
ican laborer is gScenls per da)
When is a good Democrat like a
good Indian? When he is dead.
Negro slaves before the war were
better fed and clothed than the slaves
of Wall street are to-day.
1 sired employment and improve the
The natural and only answer is,
But to the average citizen in these
hard times, further taxation is de-
struction; loss of his pr iperty and
the forcingof him also into the ranks
cwmcuitiu «a. situation. ! of the uneniployed
It is not impossible that the great i Evidcnt|y he ca„
I .mi J. Inheritances
ami Other Property.
Ises of Adversity Salvation of
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS,
Buys and Sells
Th« Peoples Party Alone Can Deal w th The
Difficulties of the 8>tuatlon.
ALL KINDS OF
business depression now existing
may. with its attendant ills, bring
, some benefits in its train.
rherepublicans of Nebraska, have
become so corrupt, that even Rosey,
editor of the Bee, lias left them.
l'li.sliiiiK I>own Hill.
The administration democrat
making progress downward very rap-i Enforced idleness to industrious
idly in Nebraska. I.ook at this table men gives leisure for reflection which
0f votes: ! might not occur if they were fully oc-
Vear. Dem. Rep, Peo. Pro. j cupied and engrossed with the care
lsss WI..V52 li Mi> 4.22B M2J jnvolved in close application to busi-
1HU0 71,331 H8.H7N 70,2« 3,67b, 11
]sx^ 84,943 87.-'37 83,134 4,tHt ness.
Last week the what-there-are-left j Such reflection and the intense suf-
democrats held their convention to ] fering the body politic is subjected to
nominate candidates for the state through the money power, should
election in November. The contest turn public attention to exhaustive
was between the goldbtig democrats consideration of the false economic
led by Mr. Cleveland's secretary of1 conditions which permit this suffer-
agriculture, S. Sterling Morton, and ing, and the devising of such prompt
the freesilver democrats led by con remedies as may save the life of the
gressman Bryan. Morton had two nation, restore harmony and peace,
thirds of the delegates and Bryan one . Many of the local evils resulting
third. Morton telegraphed Cleveland from this false conditon can be
that he had "sat down" heavy on reached by State legislation, and—
Bryan, ami the resolutions were of with time at command for which
the most ultra gold standard kind, there is no business tall—it is consi^t-
\> a result Bryan has done the onl) cut with prudence that thr,leisure be
| thing left for him to do. He has de- utilized to consider what legislation
; nounced the resolutions, renounced is desirable and attainable.
ih it labor ere- l'iat kind of democracy and will cast Moreover, there isnow opportuni-
his future with the Populist. This i-, ty for political reform, and the adop-
sure to take at least 10,000 of the Jj>' lion of laws in the interest of the
ooo votes cast last November for people, such as has not hitherto been
Cleveland over to the Populist camp. had.
There is also the utmost disgust Heretofore, the great mass of the
among the republicans over the situ- voting population lias been divided
ation and thousands are leaving that; into two contending partisan hosts,
[ party. From the present outlook the led by political bosses whose power
Populist vote in November will not resulted from,and depended on, con-
be less than 100,000, and the admin-! tinuance of this strife which enabled
istration democrats will be practically j them to fight Democrats against Re-
wiped out, and next fall the entire publicans when there was nothing
congressional delegation will be between tliem but party names and
idently he can stand no morej
j taxation than that under which he |
1 already staggers.
We must mount a step higher, on
S. A. Waits, N. W. Griffex, E. F. Taylor, \V. J. Kelley.
president. Vice President. Cashier. Asa't Cashier.
Fanners & Merchants Bank.
CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.
DIRECTORS WHO GUARANTEE CAREFUL AND CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT:
Pryor Adkins, S. A. Waits, N. W. Griffin,
P. L. Welch, V. A. Wood, L. I'ayton,
John Merkle, E. F. Taylor, W. J. Kelley,
Does 11 General Banking Business. Accounts and Colleotlons Solicited.
Safety Fire Proof Vault, Screw Door, Triple Time Lock Site. Valuable
Papers and Records Stored Without Charge.
To these bosses it mattered noth-
ing which of these parties won. I hey
had a complete understanding and
were employed by the same masters,
English money sharks and American
Their success in controlling the
The legislation of both the old parties J American financial system has
lias been against the interests of the
brought about the false economic
conditions of which we speak, and
from which the existing stringency
in the money market results.
In the meantime, as all can see, the
mass of voters have been trifled with
deluded into "sticking to their par-
i tv," while it was betraying them to
a few , . , .
their only real, common opponent,
the usurer, the money power which
has taken all gains from labor, when
the workers were squabbling over im-
O K N,
h a v
~ ^ Men, who vote the old party tick-
"Bradstreets" reports shows that ^ ^ ggt hot ;U the ,ow
over a million men have been thrown , . t they recejve fm thejr products
out of employment in the last three (hc ^ whQ depem,s ,m his l|aily
montlis, labor for a living should not com-
~ , ,, . ' plain at being unable to secure work.
rhe question above all others
at the present time and one
of the greatest importance is, "What1
, , , laborer and producer and to-day both
shall be done with and for the un- . ...
. ,,, parties are working together with
employed willing workers ? ,1 . . , , ,
1 ' might and main to force a gold
„, ,,, , , . , standard 011 the country for the ben-
II rover Cleveland has now more ,,
support from republicans than dem- efit of tlle, '"onte>- ,sh>'locks of W a"
ocrats. Benedict Arnold got more •"itroct *,n< Lnj, am .
support from the British than from The Populists assisted by
/he Americans after his treason. patriotic democrats and republicans,
however, bid fair to talk the measure,
"The Democrats are beginning to making a gold standard, to death.
>iead out of their party the men who , Old Dan Voorhees, leader of the re- differences
stood up in congress for free coinage. | peal forces, is sick and disgusted things—now that the people
Bryan, of Nebraska, was read out with his job His effort to force a : ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ betrayed_
and after the party reads out the vole by a continuous session fell like , ^ becQ • rcalU|.df fortunately,
other free silver men the organiza- a l.nck house on his head, and after ; ^ political power is iost by
tion left will consist ot nothing but trying it for three days gave up such ; ^ ^ American population.
Wall Street and a smell of brim tactics. The anti-repealers enjoyed I r,.nli„linn nf th,
stone. ' considerable fun out of I )an's blunder
—When night came all of the anti-
III ere are men in this country, who repealers went to bed save three and
believe that the credit of this govern- this forced all the repealers to be in
ment is not good enough to float a the Senate during the night to make
paper currency, but we fail to a quorum. Dan tried to force the
see how they arrive at such conclu anti-repealers out of bed, but in that
sion. A country whose credit is! he succeeded like he has succeeded
good enough to float inter- in everything else, and when Dan
est "bearing bonds seems tons should could not force the anti-repealers out
be good enough to floit a non inter- of bed, he threw up the sponge and
•est bearing currency. It is good he has never said anything morel
■enough and the man who says it is about a continuous session since. | poverty ig health shown in the
not is either a banker or a fool.
ltcittli of \V. Crawford.
I'he result ot this realization of the
basic facts is the birth of the Peo-
ple's Party, which alone can deal
effectively with the difficulties of the
situation that so heavily bear on all
except the very rich.
In no way the vice of the present
condition made more apparent than
by the startling discrepancies be-
tween the inordinate wealth and
vast incmes of a few men and the
dire poverty of most Americans.
By neither extreme wealth nor
WE BUY FOR CASH AND WILL SKLL AS CHEAP
AS ANY OP OCR COMPETITORS.
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the ladder of wealth, to a financial, East Main Street, North Side, Next door to Stubbeman's Harness Shop.
plane above the average, and so ad- Norman. Oklahoma
just taxation to raise the neeileil
funds for the extraordinary condi-
tion now existing that the already
erburdened men of small means
shall not be called on for contribu-
tions which they cannot make.
Graduated taxation is, logically,
the only solution of the problem, and
such taxation is just, as wejl as ex-
All should contribute—in this
emergency, an<l perhaps always ac-
cording to their means.
First in order, the fund most prop-
erly to be drawn on is an income ab-
Where in reason and propriety a
person cannot expend his income, it
can do him no good, after the point
is reached of sufficiency for all his re-
• No man should be premitted to
waste food in time of famine.
No one is injured by being com-
pelled to devote his needles^ income
to protection of social condition, of
law and order, the maintenance of
which possession and enjoyment, by
him, of his property depends.
Are there those so blind that they
do not see that law, order, peace and
enjoyment of property are impossible
in a country wherein one-third of tiie
workers are unemployed, with starv-
ation of themselves and their families
Next in order to income in excess
of requirement is land held in such
large quantities as to preclude the
idea of real possession and enjoy-
ment of it.
Above capacity of occupation,land
like income in excess of wants, is use-
less to its owner.
To devote to the public service
land which under no conceivable con-
ditions the owner can use does not
hurt such owner.
Inheritances, of vast estates and
great sums of money, come under
the same conditions above glanced
Moreover, that which a man has
not had he can suffer no actual loss
as to if the mere anticipation of get-
ting it is not wholly realized.
Through all this train of thought
the principle of graduation of taxes
As a man has more than he needs,
so, proportionately, without hardship
to him, can taqes be imposed.
There is nothing of novelty in this.
Our present system, measurably, fol-
lows the idea herein amplified' as the
man of large property is pretended
to be taxed on all he has.
The application of the controlling
principle—under a system of gradu-
ated taxation, the rate of which rises
with the amount of income, land and
inheritance, is but more direct and
The Best Place to Buy
Groceries and Provis-
ions. Canned Goods,
Sugar, Coffees, and
everything in the line of
Groceries is at
WEST MAIN STREET
D. W. Mabquait,
B. OwsNb, W c. Crawford, a. C. Mahkr,
Vice-Pres. Cashier. Ass't. Cash
'A great many people wonder why (j Crawford, cashier of the
U is we have such hard times in this j citjzens Hank> died at the home of
<countrv- There is no need of wonder-1 . . ,. . ,
... .. . , ! his parents in tins city yesterday
angmuchitis easily accounted for. j 1
The gross exercise of ignorance at morning at 4 o clock a. m. Mr.
Ihekallot boxis what brought on these ; Crawford's sickness dated from
JiaTd times. For the last twenty about the 25th. of September.
years have the people been voting Everything was done for him that
these times on them. To secure the medica, ikiU could do and he was
return of good times you must do
m- . * * cared for night and day by a loving
some intelligent voting. Men must b
quit being the chattel slaves of party wife and parents; but it all availed
iand vote for their own interests. nothing. The rider on the pale
—• horse claimed him and carried him
IE. V. AViiliams, a farmer of this to his great reward. Mr. Crawford
reoutity, who is very anxious to sell was just in the prime of life being
Ihisiplaoe was informed by Jim Cas J5 years 0f age. His prospects in life
baum, u german, that he had a buyer ^ ^ jebpected by all -
the othor dav, who was willing to pay 6 men De patto worK
fifteen rendred dollars for it and who knew him, and many bes.de his Until means are provided, it.sidle
when he informed him that the claim loving wife and parents will mourn to suggest that they be employed on
was in'Cleveland county, he replied his death. In the Citizens Bank he public works.
«d n o'.d Cleveland, 1 would not will be sadly missed by bank officials ] Without money available, Super-
live''.n a county named after him." and patrons. Funeral services will visors or other officials can do noth-
The person .-guilty of this remark was beheld today at 2 o'clock at the ing.
formerly a Texas Democrat, until Christian church. Friends are in- The real question is, "Howshal
Haw months ago. vited.
body politic, and means must be
found to a more just distribution of
the results of toil ar.d enterprise, or
the American nation must fall from
herhiga position ami the people lose
One means to such distribution is
the political power of taxation, ap-
plied not only to provision for sup-
port of Government, but also to pro-
vide work for the unemployed, who
cannot be left to starve, and whom
to feed by alms, clothe by donations
and house as paupers, is neither just,
humane nor expedient,
Already about four million men—
nearly a third of the population—are
without work whereby to earn food.
They and their families must be re-
garded, and it is essential that these
Dowd & Runynn i Gin in the East
part of town is running full blast and
their work is highly recommended.
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Citizens Bank of Norman.
(INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF OKLAHOMA I
CPAITAL STOCK $50,000.
O DIRECTORS: 0
D. W. Marquart, W. C. Crawford. S. B. U«vn-., O. H. P. Catron,
Daniels, D. L. Larsh, Lee Catron.
By-Laws of this Bank provide that 110 stock can be issued to non-residents
of this county.
will sine you 10 per cent
00 EYeryihing in His Line.
The October A run a will appeal
strongly to the Southern heart. It con-
tains as" a frontispiece a tine portrait of
Mrs. General Pickett, and a remarka-
bly fine Negro dialect character sketch
by Mrs. Pickett. It also contains a
strikingly able paper by Joshua Cald-
well entitled "The South is American."
This issue contains two notable articles
on the Money question.
Among timely questions ably dis-
cussed in the October number are "A
Ready Financial Belief" ''Silver or 1* iat
Money*' and "Irrigation,
C. M. Dunn carries the largest and
best assorted stock ot furniture in the
Daisy Flour at Williams k Son.
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
OUR STORE AGAIN HAS THE OLD TIME APPEARANCE.
We have just what you want, and at
Prices so Low you can't help but buy. We
ask all our old Patrons and as many new
as wish to save Money, to Call and Ex-
amine our Stock, before buying elsewhere.
WE ARE THE
money be raised for carrying on such j rive
Nelson's new Implements have
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