The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, November 23, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1900.
AdoptB South Carolina Dispensary Law
TO BEST MEET LOCAL CONDITIONS.
They Claim it Will Save Territory as
Much as Did the Passage of the
Free Homes Bill.
A meeting of the executive com-
mittee of the Anti-Saloon League
was held in this city yesterday with
Superintendent H. E. Swan, for the
purpose of adopting some measures
for legislation at the coming session
of the Oklahoma general assembly.
There was a full membership of the
committee present and after a great
amount of discussion and considera-
tion, it was decided to adopt the
South Carolina Despensary Law for
Oklahoma and attempt to secure its
passage by Oklahoma's legislature.
In regard to the law, Judge J. L.
Brown, of Oklahoma City, said yes*
'■The law we consider the best that
can be adopted for conditions here if
adopted for an Oklahoma law it will
save to the territory in one year as
much as was saved by the passage of
the free homes bill."
The South Carolina law was amend-
ed and, adopted on February 13,
1900, and according to the South
Carolina statute for 1900 all the
liquor used in the state is purchased
by a state board, distributed to a
county board and by the latter to
the saloonkeeper. The main points
are as follows:
A board consisting of three mem-
bers, to be known as the Board of
Directors of the State Dispensary,
is established; members must not be
addicted to the use of intoxicating
liquors; be elected by joint assembly
in joint session; to serve two years;
to qualify as other state officers;
cannot become candidates for any
other office during appointment;
board shall prescribe all rules and
regulation for the government of
the state and county dispensaries.
A dispenary commissioner shall be
elected by the general assembly to
serve two terms, to receive $3,000 per
annum and be subject to removal by
The Board of Directors shall adver-
tise quarterly in two or more daily
newspapers published in the state,
for bids to be made by parties de-
siring to furnish liquor to the dispen-
sary for said quarter. Said bids
shall be sealed in an envelope and
sent to the state treasury; each
party can make but one bid, which
shall state the quality, price and
chemical analysis thereof, and ac-
companying said bids shall be a
sample of each kind of liquor offered
for sale, containing not more than
one-half a pint each; said samples
shall be delivered to the Dispensary
Commissioner to be retained by him
until ascertained that they corres-
pond with the wines and liquors pur-
chased for sale; the samples shall
remain the property of the state.
The bids shall be submitted to the
Directors of the Dispensary, who
shall reject any or all and re-adver-
tise for others.
The Directors shall purchase all
alcoholic liquors for lawful use in the
state shall have them tested to cor-
respond with the samples and be
chemically pure. If the liquors fail
to correspond with samples the
board of directors may recover by
law a sum, not exceeding the value
of the liquors, from the seller. The
contract shall be awarded to the
lowest possible bidder. The success-
ful bidder shall put up a bond ad-
judged sufficient by the board.
The Directors of the Dispensary
shall not purchase any liquor of any
person, firm or corporation, either
through drummers, agents or sam-
ples, except as provided by the
The fiscal year shall end on Nov-
ember 30 of each year.
The governor shall appoint, not
later than December 15 of each year,
two expert accountants, to thorough-
ly investigate all book£ of account,
trial balances and balance sheets of
the Dispensary for the fiscal year,
and certify their report to the gen-
Nothing contained in this law
shall prevent the Director of the
Dispensary from making distillers
within the state contracts for the
purchase of liquors manufactured
within the state.
The Dispensary Commissioner
shall make a bond to the state for
#75,000. He shall have control of
the state dispensary. He shall em-
ploy and discharge any assistants.
The liquor sold to the country dis-
pensaries shall be sold at a profit of
not over ten per cent of the cost to
The county board of control shall
be appointed by the state Board of
Directors, by and with the consent of
a majority of both houses of the gen-
The country dispensers shall be
elected by the county board of con-
All constables appointed under the
dispensary law shall each give
bond to the state for $500 for the
faithful performance of duty.
It shall be unlawful for the state
THE PURCHASING POWER OF THE
ALMIGHTY $ $
Is doubled as soon as you
spend your money here.
The woman who is look-
will be sure to find just
what she needs in our
COMPLETE arid up-to-date Stock.
GET THEM HERE.
THIS IS HEADQUARTERS FOR IT.
YOUR TRADE IS APPRECIATED
ELLEDGE & PHILIPS.^
commissioner or county dispenser or
any employee to put any false label
on any package of liquor sold, to re-
ceive any samples for private use,
or to drink or give away any liquors
in stock; violaters shall be fined or
imprisoned, or both, and forfeit their
Let Us Pull Together-
What's in a name?" Sometimes a
very essential thing; frequently
nothing at all; very often a great
big lurking fraud.
Take the word, "Socialism." What
is its honest meaning, and who may
properly be called a "Socialist;"'
Socialism cannot be accurately de-
fined, because it is not a closed con-
ception. It represents a sentiment,
a tendency, a general aim and ob-
ject. "Applied Christianity as taught
by Jesus," is as good a definition as
can be given; but. like all others, it
can not be analyzed into a given
number of definite notions which, to-
gether, make up its complete con-
There are many real socialists who For Q j of the Kiowa Oount
voted for McKinley for reasons which j What rlyDn Hag to g about ;t_
are quite sufficient to justify them.! Nov. 19>_The
There are quite as many others who r-, , £ 4, ,
. , x t, •. • J , , Eagle of Sunday, says:
voted for Bryan with equal honesty J? ' L .AM
, . . . , i Congressman D. T. Flynn, of Okla->
of purpose; and yet, neither of these u . , . ,.r.^ . .
.. . ' , . i' - , . homa, arrived in Witchita last eve-
parties in their platform admit a , I . , , , , ,
ning from Anadarko, where he has
; | 70hat SKakes cCife Worth cCiving?
A Nice, Cozy, Comfortable
To which you can turn when
the day's work is done.
Everything you need to make
such a home is to be had at
KEELt StFfAKFtnht. -
Jurnilure, Carpets and Undertaking.—Sm balm my a Specialty.
single elementary principle of So"
With the People's party the case
is radically different. The platform
lays down the pure doctrines of So-
cialism as they are understood and
proclaimed by intelligent Socialists
been for a week, and to a reporter
for The Eagle made several state-
ments which will be of intense inter-
est to the people of Oklahoma.
"I am sorry to express it," said Mr.
Flynn, "but in my opinion all hopes
of opening the Kiowa and Comanche
„ . ... . ; country to settlement next spring is
Populists are every whit as much , , ,, ,,,b .
gone. As you know, I have held out
Socialists as those who are popularly
known under that name. There
never has been and there never can
be, a perfect accord in all minds as to
the expediency of details. From the
very nature of the case this cannot , . , , _ __, _
, . ... , t the kindness of Secretary Hitchcock
be because socialism contemplates ' , , ,,
that most of the present allotments
have been made at all—some 300
have been made—for he has given us
the bulk of the whole appropriation
from the first that the allotments
would be completed and the country
opened in the spring. I had not been
on the ground. I know now tfhat this
will not be done. It is only through
"the perfect state," and all sane
minds must allow that this cannot
be reached at a single bound.
We Populists demand, for example,
national ownership of the railroads,
for one thing. Now, what does this
involve? It involves not only the
public employment of all the men
who operate the roads, but of gov-
ernment plants to produce every
article needed to equip and operate
the road. Provision must be made
for the employment of more than a
million of men in foundries, machine
for allotment in the nation.
"Now comes a new danger into the
situation. Under the law it may be
held mandatory that all allotments
be completed by December (ith next.
They now demand that the work of
alloting cease on and after that date.
This will be for the secretary to con-
strue. The chief trouble of all is the
The Executive Committee of the Peoples
Party Called to Meet in Oklahoma
City ou Dec. 17, 1900.
In talking with Territorial Chair-
man, J. N. Clark, of the Peoples par-
ty in this territory he deemed it wise
at the present time to call a confer-
ence of the leading workers in the re-
form cause in this territory at an'
early date for the purpose of deciding
on steps necessary to be taken to ad-
vance the cause of reform in this tvc-
ritory. Now that the results of the
late election are known and fusion
with the Democratic party no longer
feasible even if it were possible ( for
the Democratic party, so far as ever
again, even trying to take up reforms;
advocated by the Peoples party, is as
dead as Julius Ceasar ) the reformers
in this territory must pull themselves
together, as they are doing in the
states, and reorganize for the battle
of 1902. The territory of Oklohoma
and the great majority of the Demo-
crats in this territory will desert the
Democratic party and join the Peo-
ples party when they see the Demo-
cratic party again taken into camp
by the Cleveland, Hill, and Gorman
wing. The reform forces in the ter-
ritory have but to arouse themselves
at the present time to win victory in
1902. With a view to calling a gen-
eral conference of all the reform
matter of surveyor's marks. Many
"I" : are gone. It is almost impossible to forceK in the territory to meet some
shops, for carpenters, car and coach ,ocate them , havc 8eCured a piece time in the month of January by di-
igl.t inches thick from a section of Territorial Chairman. J. N.
Clark, the executive committee of
builders, painters, varnishers, etc.
We have the same thing now in the
government ship yards.
But Populist demand the national-
ization of other public utilities, so
that, if Socialists and Populists could
have the President and Congress at
this present time, it would certainly
require four years to get into work-
ing order the organization of labor
to the extent of the Populist de-
mands. Think what an enormous
pressure of labor competition would j
be immediately lifted from industries
not yet nationalized.
Then, why should not Populists
and Socialists agree upon a platform
for immediate use, and upon princi-
ples to be realized as soon as
Other matters should give no
trouble. There is no fusion or com-
promise about it; but concerted ac-
tion for a specific purpose.
This arrangement between Socia-
lists and Populists would benefit both
in a very great degree. The Socia-
list editor would get more subscri-
bers and have a wider influence in
his party and his subscription lists
should be doubled in num-
bers by the union. The Socialist or.
ganizer would have the same in-
crease in his enrollments for the
same reason. And the same advan-
tage would accrue to the Populist.
When the men who labor on the
farm and ranch, and those who labor
in the mines and factories, get to-
gether, then, indeed, 'twill not be a
"Third party," but "the" party.
When shall it begin to exist?- South-
Dr. Elmore reports all of the small-
of wood eigl.i
tree. This had grown over and hid-
den the surveyor's blaze. Think of it. :the Copies Party and all other inter-
Some marks are gone entierly. The este(1 Pe0Ple8 party men who can con-
country was surveyed twenty-seven ven>ently do so are called to meet in
years ago. It took 150 men two years °k'ahoma city on Monday afternoon
to survey it then, and as it is there at 2 °'dock P* m" of December 17tb
are four townships in the Wichita , for the PurPose of arranging for the
mountains which have never been ca hng of a general conference of the
Just what will be dont. in : reformers in this territory to decide
the matter of missing marks I do not
kuow. If the allotments to be made
are made before June 1st that is,
next year—congress will have to
pass immediately at its next session
an appropriation for $75,000 for the
work. In my opinion nothing less
"Another difficulty which is up is
this: There are on the reservation
at this time, among the Indians, ,'f00
cases of small pox.
"The whole outlook is greatly dis-
couraging. I had counted implicitly
on an opening in the early spring.
"It was deemed best about two
weeks ago to dispense with the serv- Perty of 320 acres
ices of Special Agents Hawley anil
Reynolds and place the entire matter
of allotment under the control of In-
dian Inspector Nesler, who is very
energetic and ambitious to complete
the work as rapidly as possible.
"Colonel Randlett, the agent, is, in
my judgement, one of the best agents
in the service of the government.
The Indians have the utmost confi-
dence in him and this fact alone will
have a tendency to expedite the work
of allotment several months.
"The situation there is one where
the agent realizes that allotment is
inevitable and that the sooner it is
upon the plans for the reorganization
of the reform forces in this territory
to be held sometime in the month of
An Indian Territory Town Destroyed.
Caddo, I. T., Nov. 20. Twenty-one
buildings composing an entire block
and almost the entire business district
of the town was burned last night.
The loss was twenty-live thousand
Coin Harvey in Hotel Business
Rogers, Ark., Nov. 20. — W. H.(C( n,
Harvey purchased Silver Springs [ i >-
and is preparii g
health resort. A hundred room hotel
will be erected.
The total vote cast in the territory
on Nov. lith on delegate to congress
was as follows:
Dennis T. Flynn 38,25,'t
Robert A. Neff 33,539
John S. Allan 780
Edgar T. Tucker 78<>
Total vote 73,352
Flynn's plurality over Neff 4,714
Flynn's majority over all 3.154
Total vote cast in 1898 45,831
Increase of vote since 1898 27,521
accomplished the better it will be
pox cases in Norman well and quaran- i for the Indian and the government."
tine raised, and no new cases of scarlet — ' Mr. Fred Reed and son of Oklahoma
fever outside of families quarantined j J. A. Hullum is feeding 400 steers City was in Norman last Monday,
and all of the cases getting along on the Adkins ranch, six miles south- Mr. Reed is a member of the firm of
nicely. | west of Norman. Reed and Shaffer of this city.
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Allan, John S. The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, November 23, 1900, newspaper, November 23, 1900; Norman, Oklahoma Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc117223/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.