The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
NORMAN OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1903
SHERIFF BARKER GETS JOE RICHEY
Wanted ia Pawnee County for Disposing
of Mortgage Property.
Last Friday evening Sheriff Barker
anddeptuy Stow arrested at the Nor-
man Oil Mill wnile unloading cotton,
Joe Richey, wanted in Pawnee coun-
ty, for disposing of mortgage prop-
erty and jumping a bond. He had
been living over in the Chickasaw
country for the 'past three months
under the name of Raney where fee
had purchased a small crop of cotton
and was doing business in Norman.
Last Friday he brought in a sma.il
load of cotton aitd sold it to Hugh
Jones. Deputy Stow noticed him aad
thought he tallied the description of
Richey wanted in Pawnee county,
ami he and Sheriff Barker went to tbe
Oil Mill and plaoed him under arrest.
The seed cotton tie was unloading was
found to be quite wet in the bottom
of the wagon anii a big 45 six-shooter
was found in itae wagon seat under a
lot of sacks. The sheriff from Pawnee
county arrived Saturday morning aiwil
took his prisoner back to Pawnee
county. He was just the fgllow he
had been looking for: for sometime.
The Sunday School is reviving.
We are looking for the oil men.
Rev. Truelove preached a very
powerful Baptist farewell sermon
here Sunday Nov. 15th.
Cotton picking is the ofder of the
day. Some fields are very good and
some are almost a failure.
Mrs. Jennie Paul, U. S. Bryant, and
Moore Walker have been here visit-
ing their friends and relatives.
Negro Tom has had 8 gallons of
sorghum stolen and Miss Edna Talbot
has lost by theft hundreds of chick-
Some cotton has been missing, and
some sold that was mortgaged and
the rent not paid. But for all that
Rev. Havill and Trulove have been
preaching very powerful sermons.
One of the Christian church converts
was taken down to the Sellers pond
one cold frosty night at midnight and
immersed. With the Christian church
"business is business"' in baptism.
Two Horse Thieves Captured-
On Monday nightof last week Mr.
Yates living in west Norman had two
horses stolen and Thursday morning
Sheriff Barker learned by telephone j
that two horses answerir.g the de-
scription had been seen near Worn act
I. T. Mr. Barker and S. B. Crais
started at owce and sooei found out
that the torses were the Yates
horses and -south of Wonnack just at
dusk the tfcieves were captured com-
ing out of ttee timber where they haw!
remained feid during the day and
were getting ready for a night ride.
The thieves proved to be Jack Rail
who recently returned from the Lan-
sing penitentiary and lectured on the
streets in Norman on prison life. He
feigned reformation aosd preached
holiness. The fellow witih him was a
young boy who gave his name as L.
D. Rail arad a brother of Jack but
this is not believed. They had the
saddles, that were stolen an Norman,
on the horses when caught.
Death of W- B. Fisher,
Died at his home in this Citv last
Saturday morning at 5 o'clock W. B.
Fisher aged < 5 years. For some time
previous no his death Mr. Fisher had
been far from well and about a week
before his death was seized with an
attack of pneumonia fever. Mr.
Fisher was one of the early settlers
in Norman, having brought his wife
and two daughters here to reside
soon after the townsite was opened
to settlement. His wife died soon af-
ter settling in Norman and since that
time his two daughters have kept
house for him until his youngest
daughter was married, since which
time his daughter Jessie has kept
house for her father. He had a
married son and daughter in Wash-
ington county Kansas who arrived in
Norman before their father's death.
The funeral services were held last
Sunday afternoon from the M. E.
South under the auspices of the
Mttsonic and I. O. O. F. orders of
which the deceased was a member.
It was one of the largest fnneral pro-
cessions evere witnessed in Norman,
the deceased having a wide acquaint-
ance and was highly esteemed by
every one who knew him.
A SOUND ORDER.
Anckut Order of United Workmen Pays
The following death proofs have
| been filed during the month of Octo-
i ber. 1!)03, bo-wit:
j (Frank J, Beardsley of Wagoner
Lodge No. 42, who died September
! 21-st, 1903. Age SI years and one day.
j Duration of membership, three
Lroimths and 22'days. Cause of death.
; appendicitis. Occupation, printer.
. J.eined the order May 27, litO.'i. Paid
j into the beneficiary fund $5.80. Held
j IS. C'. No. 2825 for $2.000 00 in favor
of Anna A. Boardsley, his wife. Filed
| in office of Grand Recorder, October
j3pd, 1903. Paid October .'Kith. 11103.
j Edgar Brain, of Pond Creek Lodge
No. HI, who died October 21st, 1903.
I Age 44 years, 1 months and one day.
; Duration of membership. 5 years, 4
; months and 4 days. Cause of death,
1 heart failure, contributing cause,
j malaria. Occupation, editor.' Joined
| th* order, June 17th. 1898. Paid into
I Beneficiary fund $97.20. Held B. C.
j No. 1444 for $2,00j.00 in favor or Geo-
j rge Edna Brain, ais wife. Filed in
j office of Grand Recorder, October 20,
j 1903, paid, Octobey 30th.
If you are thinking of taking out a
life insurance policy for the protec-
tion of your family and loved ones
you shonld investigate the old Anci-
ent Order of United Workmen, the
Gibraltar 'of Fraternal Insurance
Orders. It has a history of 37 years
without a single loss it has not met
promptly. Norman has one of the
strongest lodges in the Oklahoma
! jurisdiction with a membership of
j nearly 200 and meets every Tuesday
HAS IT FOR
Additional Locals. Charges Filed Against Justice of tha
nil lTil—IF-, > - -^.igrCTa. i"i : Third Judicial District.
Washington, 1). C , Nov., Nov. 19.—'
Milt Button went to Oklahoma City j Charges have been preferred against
on business Monday. i B. F. Burwell, associate justice of the
Miss Mable Freeman spent last Third judicial district of Oklahoma.
Sunday with friends in Noble. 't >s charged that Ju-tiee Burwell
„„ , , ,,1. | last August used his ofti.ial position
That new football man t ook plays r . ,
, , ,, , to screen and protect members of the
some good ball for a new man. ,
| council of Oklahoma Citv who had
Mrs. Blake and daughter Eva went . ( , accepted bribes from co)-pora.
to Oklahoma City shopping yester-1 tionfl jn t[jat city It is charged that
a^' ' when the grand jury was in session^
Prof. W. L Kendall of Lexington ! sufficient evidence had been submit-
spent Sunday with his parents near , t0 that body to cause indictments
Moore. j to be returned against a half dozen
Short's place kick won Oklahoma's i members of the council, and that
point Friday. Dan seldom misses Judge Burwell secretly and of his own
them. ; volition, went before the grand jury
Mr. and Mrs. L C. Kendall made j aud informed the members that the
a business trip to Oklahoma City 1 bribery of a member of the city coun-
Monday. I c'' wa8 not an indictable offense un-
T , „ r.u . , der the laws of Oklahoma.
John Franning was one of the most i
. ,, , It has been pointed out to the d~
enthusiastic rooters at the ball game e
Friday the 13th.
W. J. Jackson left last Wednesd i
for Richmond, Texas, to try an im-
Mrs. Ed Rixse returned home
Saturday after a short visit with
friends in Norman.
E. J. Keller one of Lexington's
most enterprising business men visit
ed Norman Monday.
Mr. and Mrs .!■ sse Stutyman went
Resolutions of Respect.
Special Land Buyers Excursions.
Will run to to the new lauds of
Greer Covnty, Oklahoma, and other
sections of the great Southwest in
November and December, ,via the
Are vou looking for rich and fertile
farmrng lands in the southwest which
you can buy for from one-fourth to
one-tenth the cost of lards of the
East and North? They produce as
much acre for acre. Here is a
chance to better your condition and
add a liberal amount to your pocket
For full particulars and special
railroad rates apply at to R. S. Lem-
on Secretary Frisco System Immigra-
tion Bureau, St. Louis, Mo.
A Neat Magazine.
The Valley Magazine published by
Marion Reidy has been purchased by
the Valley Publishing Co. It's first
number issued under new manage-
ment is a great improvement and is
the finest magazine papers reaching
our desk. Get a copy of the Valley
Magazine and we feel sure you will
enjoy reading it aud be profited.
There has been waged for some
time a battle royal to open up a sa-
loon in Noble and county commission-
ers at their October meeting after
a trial of case, ordered a license is-
sued; but the remonstraters took an
appeal to the District court and Judge
Irwin decided the case in favor of
the remonstraters and Noble will re-
A ladies small hand satchel In Nor-
man last Saturday, the same having
been placed in wrong wagon. Wood
Lyttle has the satchel and will return
it to owner.
County Superintendent Swank went
to Lexington Tuesday to/visit the
schools at that place.
Norman Lodge No. 1, I. O. O. F.,
Norman, Okla November 17, 1903.
Whereas, In the death of our
brother W. B. Fisher, this lodge has
lost an earnest, zealous and worthy !
officer and member, and the individ-1
ual members a friend and associate ;
who for so many years has had their
love and esteem, and while we realize
"All that is, shall pass away,
All that is born must die,"
Resolved, That Norman Lodge No.
1, 1.0. O. F., formally express its
sorrow as a Lodge and as members
and intimate friends of the deceased;
that we extend to his family our
sincere sympathy in their bereave-
ment and assure them of our continu-
ed interest and good wishes growing
out of our long acquaintance and
intimate association with Brother j
Resolved, That in memory of j
Brother Fisher, the Charter and j
Lodge room and chair of the deceas- j
ed, be draped in mourning for 30 days
that these resolutions be spread in j
; full upon the records of the lodge,
that they be duly published, and that
a copy thereof duly certified by the
Secretary, be handed to the family of
our departed brother and friend.
i D. L. TJABSH,
Committee.-! .1. R. I'vles,
r'.T. M. Bishop.
What The Press Says of Miss Jackson-
Van- Alstyne, Tex- Sept- 25,1900.
This is to certify that Miss Mollie
E. Jackson gave a military Trades
I Drill and Concert in our city in be-
| half of the B. Y. P. U. which was a
; grand success in evety way. In our
j judgment no town or city can do a
| better thing for advertisement than
J to secure her talented help in getting
up a trade concert. We further com
mend Miss Jackson to the public as a
! high toned Christian woman who com-
| mands respect from everybody.
S. H. Slaughter.
Pastor Baptist Church.
J. B. Stewart.
Pres. B. Y. P. U.
partment of justice that the Oklaho-
ma statute is clear upon the subject
and that if the bribery of a member
of the city council is not an indictable
offense in Oklahoma, then no law can
be passed which could make it an in-
dictable offense. The law is so clear
that there is no question open for
The attorney general has instituted
a rigid investigation and if the
barges made against Judge Burwell
to Miama, Texas. '■ mday where they are sustained he will be promptly re-
will make their future home. j mov 1
, T c ,, The most active one on the stage
Fred Lacv came uown from the . , _ ,
' , , , c i | next Saturday night. I t is a peculiar
City to spend Sunday with friends.! , ., , . T ....
, . ,. coincident that in "East Lvnne" John
Fred often does this we notice. - ... ... :
Dillon will play the part of John Dill.
Mrs. Fred English came down from AnJ he fallg illt<) the character so
Edmond I uesday lor a.-hort \ isii na.turally that no make up whatever
visit with Rev. Corn and family. ,s required. Those who have seen
Mr. Duncan of the'R. J. Clark; coal Mr. Dillon in hi- old piece "Wanted
company at Oklahoma City came I the Earth" will not want to miss this
down Monday and he and Harry Lind•; opportunity to laugh at his many
sny went hunting in the atternoon. j pranks and witticism onie again.
The Audience would have felt well
paid had the curtain gone down for
the last time, on the first part of the
Program: but then the grandeur and
splendor came unexpected to al
The Celebrated Semi-Vitreous Porcelain, hand-
painted Decoration, with Gold Trimmings,
Given Away Free to our Customers.
The Choral Union of Norman will
give its first public concert December
j 18th This organization will render
the "Holy City;' by Goul. This sacred
contata is beyond, question one of the
best of modern : productions and| is
annually; produced by hundreds* ojf
singing societies, of colleges jino
towns every year. The chorus will
be accompaned by the orchestra,
which will render this concert one of
the best of the season.
The vote on the Diamond ring will
be announced at the Opera House,
Saturday evening, November 21st
I have known Miss Mollie E. Jack-
son for years. The most successful
entertainment of the kind 1 ever saw
was given under her management.
Her entertainments are high toned
in every way, and give the most em-
inennt satisfaction, both to the ad-
vertiser and the church.
Supt. Missions. I. T.
Inez Formau in ' 'East Lynne. '
Fifty years or more look down on
"East Lynne," the play that was con-
temporaneous with "Camille Our
fore fathers wept over and applaud-
ed the sufferings of the misguided
heroine and accorded the view a high
place in the emotional drama of the
day. The revival to be giyen "East
Lynne'' by Inez Forman and her com-!
pany at the Opera House next Satur- j
dey night will serve to perpetuate
the play most pleasantly in the mem-
ory of many present-day theatre-
goers, The piece has been somewhat
altered, chiefly by the introduction of
more comedy into the opening scenes.
' While this serves-the ostensible pur-
j pose of giving John Dillon a better
opportunity, it also heightens the
i darker shadows of the play after the
1 manner of Rembradt. The scenic*
effect and costumes are said to be ]
quito gorgeous, so that, with such an
unusually fine cast, the revival pro-
mises to be one of the best things of
We have saved no expense in getting up the most
beautiful patterns ever made.
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Just received a new line of card
stock atSmvth'es studio.
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