The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 11, 1893 Page: 4 of 8
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The People's Voice.
ALLAN & RIXSE, Publishers.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PKR YEAR.
published kvery saturday.
Entered in the posted) '.' t Norman,
O. T. us second claws matter for trans-
mission through all mails.
Norman, Saturday, Nov.
scacrer she can make money the ; assisted by Republicans members,did
richer the harvest she will reap. , last week, they invarbly have pressing
England will unite in no arrangment business at the other end of town
wherein she will be loser. Any arrange With the vote they have recorded
ment that would not place American against them in 1873, it will be her-
industry at her mercy would be spur- culean task for them convince
ned with contempt.
TIMK TAUI.K-A. T. S. P.
NO. 403 1 :07, a m.
No. 4H7 Stops at Purcell :< :50, p. m.
No. 423 Accommodation.. .5 :;iB, p. m.
no. 40(i 12 :34, a. m.
No. 408 1 :33, p. m.
No. 422 Accommodation ... 0 :5.5, a. m.
Norman Market Report.
Wheat 4.1 cent*.
Corn SO „
Oats ift „
Cotton 0, .1-4 to 7 eta. per. lb.
Cleveland has won his Austalitz.
The allied forces are gathering and
soon you will hear that he has met
What has become of the burning
question before the American people
the tariff about which we heard so
much last fall and so little since ? We
fear the democratic party found it
too warm for them to carry and drop-
There are Ninty-one congressman
east of Ohio and out of this number
only two voted (or the people as
against, wall street on the silverques-
tion, what better evidence would you
want to prove that the east is almost
a unit against the west.
Ex-President of the English board
of agriculture, Henry Chapin, in a
recent speech in the house of com-
mons said, concerning the demone-
tization of silver in India, by the
British government,'A more flagrant
act of public plunder has never been
perpetrted by a civilized government.'
It is evident to us that Mr. Chaplin
had not heard of an American Con-
gress passing a similar act against
the interest of their own people.
England uses her colonies simply as
fields of plunder, and it don't surprise
us that she should resort to means
to assist her to successfully accom-
plish her ends; but for an American
congress,through the dictates of the
money power of England and this
country to pass a similar act to ena-
ble these lords of mammon to prey
on the people whose interests they
are supposed to guard, is a thing
that does indeed surprise us. Will
the liberty loving people of America
tolerate such legislation ? Will they
not arise in the strength of their man-
hood and relegate to the shades of
oblivion every man in the present
congress that gave, for a considera-
tion, h is vote to the money changers,
of England and this country.
men of ordinary intelligence that \
their vote in 1893 was simply for the ,
purpose of killing the Democratic
party. I he Republican speaker that
gets up on the stump next fall and
tries to explain ami justify, as a
means to an end, the Republicans j
in congress in 1893 for the above i
reasons, will be hissed from the plat
Gompers, president of the national
federation of labor, who heretofore
has been very much opposed to
labor going into politics has changed
his views radically. A few days ago
he was placed on the Populist ticket
as delegate to the New York state
What a time the Editor of the
Democrat does seem to have over the
county printing and the land office
Democrats assist him all you can
in securing this work; for we fear he
has populistic tendencies which the
Populists are very desirous should
not be cultivated.
When Moore and Cockerill voted
for Senater Palmer they claim thev
caused him to sign the following
promise. "I favor the free coinage
of silver; government regulation of
transportation; reduction of the
tariff; and green backs as a cur-
rency." Since Palmers'recent action
in the senate it would be in order for
these two gentlemen to go around
the corner and kick themselves for
.jeing duped by the promise of a
democrat. Politically democratic
promises are not worth a Hurrah
we often hear democrats and re-
publicans say. "If it was not for a
particular plank in the Populist plat-
form we would be with that party
horse and dragoon. Their objec-
tions in most instances, can be traced
to prejudice, or a lack of knowledge
which a careful study of the plank
and its provisions would remove.
No, plank, perhaps, in the Populist
platform is more seriously objected
to than the one 011 the governmental
ownership of the public means of
transportation; yet if this plank and
its provisions were understood by
the masses, few, if any, objections
could be found to it. we hear no
one objecting to our postal system:
yet that system is owned and con-
trolled by the government, why
:lon t some of the fellows, who are so
vigorous in denonncing government-
al ownership of the means of public
transportation, object to that system ?
Governmental ownership of railroads
is no new experiment. It has been
tried and proved a success in other
countries, and we fail to see why it
could not be done successfully here.
Take Germany for instance. She
first tried private ownership and con-
duct of road and outfit; government
ownership of track; and govern-
ment ownership and conduct of the
whole. The last was found to be the
best, and today the government own
and control every road in Germany.
If the German government has
found this system to be the best,
don't you think the American gov-
ernment would find it also to be tne
We have been taken to task sever-
al times, by democratic friends in
Norman, for directing our editorials
against the democratic party rather
more freely than against the Repub-
lican. Our democratic friends seem
to think as we represent a party en-
tirely separate and distinct from both
the old parties, we should treat them
without partiality. It is quite evi-
dent to us that our democratic friends
take a different view of the situation
than we do, else they would not ac-
cuse us thus. Who ever heard of a
man taking a gun to go out to shoot
dead ducks. The Republican party
is a dead duck. Its usefulness termi-
nated yeafs ago, and when that event
transpired the party died.
J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa,'president
of the National Republican League,
recently said in an address to a re-
publican gathering. "There is no re-
publican party, west of the Missouri
river." He also remarked that it, the
republican party, had stood for the
last sixty days in Washington, as the
left wing of the democratic party.
The breath of death has enveloped
the once honored g. o. p. With its
left wing captured by its old enemy,
and its right wing and a section of its
body paralyzed, what hope for re-
covery ? It is a moral prostitution
and physical incapacity. A corpse
that cannot be resuscitated.
The fact that the Bankers of Eng-
land and Wall Street galvanized the
corpse and kept it in the White House
for years, to the serious detriment of
this country, does not give life to the
party: and as quickly as the people
learned that the Republican party
was no more; but that John Sherman
ruled according to the dictates of the
money power of England and Amer-
ica, they made a strong effort, in 189 :
to rid themselves of this bastard
child that had grew up under the
fortering wing, of the name Repub-
lican Party. Did the people suc-
ceed in their effort, in 1892, to oust
this bastard child ? No. Why did
they uot succeed ? Did they not
drive the Republican Party from
power and put the democratic party
into power ? Yes. But did they in
so doing, oust this child begotten in
sin aud brought forth in iniquity ?
No. Why? Bear with us and we
will tell you as quickly as we can, for
we know you are anxious to learn
what they did do. Why, they simply
drew nut the metallic coffin, labeled
(Lie billed) the democratic party.
O! But, some democrats says the
democratic party is not dead ? Yes,
it is, and has been for years, as dead
a duck as the other, though its death
has not become sor generally, well
known as the death of the Republi-
can Party. 'I he present administra-
tion,, however, is doing much, toward
Leads 'em All!
M. McGINLEY, the family grocer.
The finest line of CHOICE TEAS and COFFEES,
CANNED and DRIED FRUITS.
Elegant Display of White
which i will sell CHEAP, in order to make room for more
goods. Come early and cet first choice.
All kliulx of FRESH PItODUCK and VEGETABLES.
REMEMHl-.K—that for good goods and lowest prices
NORMAN'S GROCER LEADS ALL COMPErhORS.
EAST MAIN STREET,
With the fall of silver fell the price
| of wheat. The revival of prices,
1 he Republic in speak of Jas. B. ' which the plutocratic papers de-
Weavor say; "that there is no orator! clared would follow the repeal of the
in either of the old parties in Iowa Sherman law, failed to materialize.
or who has been brought into the cam- The day following the passage of the , . b lu,llu
paign in that state his year; who can j Voorhes Bill the prices of wheat in j making the fact, of its demise known,
mate the Populist chieftainfor sustain- the Liverpool and American mar- The date of its death was about the
ed effortagainstsurpassiug difficulties,' kets tell. How many of the wheat ...
or who can excel him in fixing and raiser of America do you think, will
holding the attention of an audience, march in line, toss their hats high in
Such a man cannot belonged out of a'r ant^ shout themselves hoarse for
court. He is not an accident. He t'le two parties in the next cam-
is a force and an element in politics ! Pa'gn ? ^'e are aware that the Re-
to be considered and dealt with." I publicans wi
same time the death of the Republi-
can Party occurred. The cause of
the death of both parties was the
taking of the gold cure in the year
ot about 1873. It was about that
time, the money power of England
and America administered the dose
1 seek to hold the Demo „ww. „lt UUM;
Did we hear some old party man say j crats iesjxmsible for this legislation ; 1 that killed them both. After killing
Weaver was dead ? ; but can they do it in the tace of a j the party of Lincoln and the partv
♦- congressnal Record that shows that 1 of Jefferson and Jackson, they galva-
we heard a Cleveland Democrat j a greater per cent of their party nized the corpses of both, put their
in Norman, (there are, strange to say, voted for repeal than of the dem- pliant tools in charge of affairs at
a few of these kind of democrats in ocratic party ? There are a few Re- Washington, and the democratic
Norman yet; but their numbers will publicans stalking around in Cleve- corpse sway in a private vault to be
diminish after the Post office is let); land county that have attempted brought forth and used when the
say "I am in favor of the free coin-1 to answer the question in this man-j death of the Republican Party be-
age of silver, provided it is secured j ner. j came generally known. The fact of
through an international conference.; "O but says the Republicans, j the death of the Republican Party
This is the kind of free coinage old ! ()ur members in congress just I became generally known during Har-
Cirover favors exactly. A man that voted for repeal in order to kill the 1 r>son's administration: and in 1892,
wilt use a forethought will readily j Democratic party; they would have 1 >n order to keep their tools in power-
perceive that an international free j been foolish to have done otherwise;
coinage ratio cannot be established j when such a golden opportunity was
without the cooperation of England j „ffered them to smite their oppo-
and if he will use a little common nents,in politics." when you ask them
the question, "why was it that in
1873 tl,e Republican party voted
to, and did demonetze silver, the
same thing thedemocratic party,ably
that would give to them legislation,
that would secure equal and exact
justice to all classes; but imagine
their chagrin on discovering that the
same monied aristocracy that had
reigned over them under Republican
rule, cracked the whip, even more
igorously, over them under demo-
cratic sway. The shylocks, of Wall
Street and England still rule the
roost with John Sherman as high
Cock-o-lo-rum. The people have
been deceived for years by the trick-
ery of these money sharks; but lhey
have, at last, caught their deceivers
in their sins. No longer will they
vote to support this bastard child,
and keep it in every luxury, while
their own families go in want for
even the necessaries of life, simply
because it assumes the name of re-
publican or democratic party. They
will organize themselves undera new
banner and new leadership and on
the 4th. day of March, 1896, they
will give these twin relics of the past
a decent burial.
Since writing the above article the
elections havd been heard from, and
doubtless some of our Republican
friends will try and assure us that we
have diagonised the case wrong as
regards the Republican party, we
have not however. The bodies of
some animals will apparently live
days after life is extinct. The ap-
parent life that remains in the bod-
ies af these animals is caaeed by the
fact that the nervous system contin-
ues-to perform functions after the
body is dead. So it is with the Re-
publican party. The body is dead
but the nervous system of that party,
which has its great head and center
in wall street and England, still lives
end gives apparent life to the body.
Some of onr Republican friends, by
reason of the recent elections, may
still think the Republican party
alive; but the reading and thinking
men will not. The democrats need
no further notice of the death of
their party. 1 he present adminis-
tration has convinced the most of
them. There may be a few old
moss-backs that are still voting for
Jackson, that don't know it; but
they will not count for much in the
h a v
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Groceries and Provis-
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Sugar, Coffees, and
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CAPITAL STOCK $50,000.
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sense he will also see how impractic-
able the plan is to secure free coin-
age through inter national agreement.
iEngland is a creditor nation. The
it became necessary for them to
bring forth their democratic corpse
to boost their bastard child into
power under the style name of Dem-
ocratic Partv. The people, when
they cast their ballots for the demo-
cratic ticket last fall thought they
were putting a new party into power,
Democrats what did it ? why the
new democratic paper iu Norman
with its Republican editor of course,
"n, the future it would be well for
you to be more careful in selecting
1 he editor of the Democart thought
he made a thrust at the Peopi.e's
\ oice in last Wednesday's issue, we
have neither time nor space to waste
in replying to this: but we have
laid it over for future reference.
CHEAPER THAN EVER.
OUR STORE AGAIN HAS THE OLD TIME APPEARANCE.
We have just what you want, and at
I rices 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
Farmers take N'otiee.
The Dowd & ltunyan mill will com-
mence grinding- corn next Saturday.
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