The Peoples' Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, August 13, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
By JOHO S. ALLEN
8..00TING STRAY DOGS.
The reports of the opening of the
dog-kllting season in severul cities are
replete with brutality. The police-
men shoot at all the proscribed ca-
nines, and In missing them, which Is
oftener the case than not, they are
apt to destroy the lives of men, wom-
en and children, who may happen to
be within pistol range. If the bullet
hits the dog at all, It probably wounds
the poor brute, and makes an other-
wise safe and sane dog a writhing,
foaming creature, mad from fear and
pain, and scattering alarm and dis-
gust wherever It may run or drag Its
tortured body, says the Washington
Post. Even when the policeman is
marksman enough to dispatch the dog |
without suffering or scattering bul- '
lets among pedestrians, the killing Is I
offensive to the sight of every human |
being with a spark of feeling and is
brutalizing to Impressionable children.
In the midst of the beat and semi-
hysteria which may be expected from
the dogs and dog days, Washington Is
to be congratulated thus far In not
resorting to the pistol for the removal
of friendless and homeless dogs. What-
ever crusade may bo nesessary to re
assure the nervous and protect the
people from unlicensed or otherwise
outlawed dogs, let there be no turning
to the policeman's pistol as a means
of mending the situation.
iNT PURE WATER SUPPLY
STAtE OFFICIALS TO INVESTI
GATE PROMISES MADE.
ID HOLD CONFERENCE ON PURE EOOD LAW
Mahr Stands With Board on Reports
and Will Keep Up Fight for
Pure Municipal Water
A Justice of the supreme court of the
state has publicly accused the police
force of New York city of arbitrary
and Illegal abuse of police powers, and
called them so severely to account
that their methods are now under In-
vestigation by the mayor. If there Is
anything Inexcusable In a government
like this It Is the disregard of personal
Jlberty and constitutional rights by the
very forces created by the law to pro-
tect that liberty and. enforce those
rights, says the Iialtimore American.
Unfortunately, there Is too much ig-
norance, both by public officials of the
limit of their powers and by citizens
of their own legal rights. More under-
standing of the one and assertion of
the other vastly Improve the situa-
This season of severe hot waves,
which may be expected to recur, off
and on, till fall. Is one for the spo-
cial exercise of mercy In various
ways. To all human beings who are
compelled to labor in various ways
in the heat kindness and considera-
tion on the part of the public will pre-
vent much suffering. Working ani-
mals should be spared the whip and
their burdens lightened as much as
possible. The various charities for
supplying fresh air by country and
water should be liberally supported,
for they mean the saving of many
lives. In short, never is there a
time of year when the Golden Kule
needs more practical application.
The steady growth of the country in
business activity la shown again in
the figures relating to new Incorpora-
tions for June. Papers filed for con-
cerns with an authorized capital of
$1,000,000 or more each represented a
total of $212,575,000, which was an
Increase of $1(5,810,000 over May, and
$24,411,000 over June of last year.
Moreover, the aggregate for the bIx
month ended with June was $723,948,-
000 this year, against $049,636,000 last
year. The report tells its own story
on increasing industrial operations
and of provisions to meet the en-
larged demands of the people.
Oklahoma City.—That the state
health department is to make a de-
termined effort to secure pure water
for the people of Oklahoma City and
other cities of the state was the Hiatc-
ment of Dr. J. C. Mahr of Shawnee,
stale commissioner of health. Dr.
Mahr arrived here Monday accom-
panied by members of his department.
In the party were U S. Itussell and
William <3. Capps of Shawnee, pure
food Inspectors; Prof, lid win De Marr
of Norman, state chemist, and L. P.
McCord of Shawnee. A. J. Emery of
Oklahoma City, sanitary inspector, is
also conferring with Dr. Mahr.
Following examinations by officials
of Iho state board ot health of the
water furnished through the Oklaho-
ma City water plant, Dr. Mahr was
assured that by the fifth of August
all necessary precautions would be
taken to correct the evils pointed out
by the Btate board of health. Whether
I lie city authorities bavo complied
with their promises is to lie deter-
mined by Dr. Mahr and his assist-
ants during their stay here.
"So far as public water supplies are
concerned 1 am with the board of
health and stand firm on the reports
made by the public health labora-
tories at Norman. I am neither a
chemist nor a bacteriologist, but Prof.
De llarr of Norman is director of the
slate public health laboratories, and
ho claims that river water is just as
good for public use as any water
when properly treated.
"But our cities have been indiffer-
ent and careless and have 'not proper-
ly looked after their sources of water
supply. 1 shall keep up the campaign
for pure water supplies until it is de-
cided in court that 1 am wrong. Con-
ditions are not as bad as they might
bo but board of health work is, strict-
ly'speaking preventive medicine, and
those things that are apt to cause
sickness are those that are receiving
our attention, if wo can keep down
sickness we are accomplishing what
tho legislature had In view when they
created a state board of health.
"We are not trying to create a sen-
sation and none will be created by us.
All we desire is that city municipali-
ties shall pay heed to our warning,
and in Oklahoma City the stato board
of health has been assured that all
necessary precautions havo been
token lookingl to the correction ot
tho evils recently pointed out by fhe
board of health.
"Wo have found that your local
jobbers have been the greatest help
we have had In the enforcement ot
the pure food law. Oklahoma City is
tho jobbing center of the state, con-
sequently any change of program lor
the enforcement of this law would
necessarily bring us to Oklahoma
HOSTS OF GRAND ARMY OF THE
REPUBLIC IN GREAT PARADE
Spectacular Review Is Climax of the
Forty-third National Encampment,
in Salt Lake City--Veterans Are
Warmly Received and Well Cared
For in Utah's Capital.
Salt Lake City, Aug. 11.—To-day
was the climax of the forty-third na-
tional encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic, tho day on
which the men who nearly half a cen-
tury ago fought to preserve tho union
once again fell into line, answered
the rail-call, and marched bravely,
though often with faltering steps, to
the music of the fife and drum.
Never in all the years of its exist-
ence has the Grand Army had a na-
tional encampment review that sur-
guests. Tho parading bodies all
passed In review, saluting those in
4he stand, and at once disbanded. All
the bands as they arrived here were
massed close to the stand and as the
culmination of the parade, 4,000 school
children marched by, the united bands
playing and tho children singing "On-
ward, Christian Soldiers."
The great review was excellently
managed in every way. All along the
line of march were scattered ambu-
lances, trained nurses and numerous
committees on public comfort and pri-
vate acommodations, and at the 24
information bureaus at the various
railway stations.and convenient places
about the city. During the entire time 1
of the encampment these committees
have had the services of 300 high j
school cadets, whose duties have been
to render every possible assistance to
The decoration of the city has been
on a lavish scale. Every prominent
Iff ss sevised
Changes Have Bee#
Made in the Existing
VICTORY FOR PUBLISHES.
The Great Mormon Temple.
Zeppelin has raised the enthusiasm
of Germany to a high pitch by his
spectacular demonstrations with his
inventions for navigating the air. The
Wright brothers, working along alto-
gether different lines, have attained re-
sults which command respectful atten-
tion from students of the art of flight
in all parts of the world. The presen-
tation to them of gold medals awarded
by the Aero Club of America evinces
the Interest which their countrymen
take in their work, and will no doubt
tend to encourage them to further ef-
The most remarkable fish story of
the season comes from the Catskllls
It relates the tale of a man who, to
work off a lazy streak, went out fish-
ing and returned within an hour with
a sturgeon which gave 68 pounds of
caviar, for which he received $100.
The energetic determination to work
off a lazy streak Is the point of the
remarkable tale .
The difficulty of Intelligible conver-
sation with Mars Is suggested by a sci-
entific theory that the canals of that
planet may be signals to us. Here Is
the possibility that while we think of
talking to .Mars by electric flashes of
mirrors Mars may be speaking to us
by canals. Two different languages,
The Universlt> ol Paris Is to have
a chair of aviation This is literally
advancing the caust of higher educa
Robbers Fire Town.
Mexico, Mo.—Auxvasse, a town 12
miles south of here, was set afire by
robbers Saturday night. It appeared
the town would burn, but an automo-
bile load of dynamite was rushed
there to demolish the buildings and
check the flames. A bucket brigade
then held the flames iu check. Tho
robbers secured no booty.
Creek FlaQ Is Lowered.
Canea, Island of Crete.—The Greek
flag, which was run up over the fort-
ress and the Cretan military b&"r*e.k3
on Juiy 27, the day after the evacua-
tion of the island by the International
troops, was lowered Monday as a re-
sult of the protests of the four pro-
The Greek government handed to
the Turkish minister a formal roply
to the porte's note of several days ago
which asked Greece to express hi*
disapproval of the annexation agita-
tion in Crete and formally to decl'aro
that she had no ambition regarding
The reply is a lengthy document. It
! protests formally against the com-
i plaints contained in the Turkish note
and gives Instances of Greece's con-
stant endeavor to maintain frank and
friendly relations wilh Turkey and to
draw closer the bonds uniting the two
In official circles it is considered
( that the situation has materially im-
Odd Fellows Elect Officers.
Guthrie, Okla.—Declaring t'. T.
I Lyons of Oklahoma City, grand mas-
! ter of the Odd Fellows of tho state
, for the coming year, and Oliver C
Itlack of Oklahoma City, grand war-
| den, the committee on election re-
turns finished their canvass} of baV
i lots Monday.
| J. L. Boberson of Newkirk was elect-
- ed deputy grand master, J. V Carl-
I berg of Arapaho was re-elected grand
I secretary and Ben F Phillips 'if Ash-
er was elected grand treasurer.
passed the one of to-day In spectacu
lar and pathetic features. The pa-
rade formed at the beautiful Eagln
gate on South Temple street. First
in line were the regulars of the Fif-
teenth United States Infantry and the
entire National Guard of Utah, acting
as escorts. Next came the forty
four departments of the Grand Army
of the Republic, the Naval Veterans,
tho Ex-Union Prisoners of War, and in
carriages the surviving members of
that devoted band of women, the Army
Scattered through the line were nu-
merous military bands and life and
Greeted with Cheers and Tears.
At the word of command the parade
marched west to Main street and
turned south down that thoroughfare,
proceeding seven blocks between solid
walls of cheering men, women and
children. As the grizzled veterans
passed the enthusiasm was tremen-
dous and many a spectator wept un-
ashamed as he realized that this was
undoubtedly the last grand review for
scores of the feeble heroes who
trudged along with eyes on the flag
lor which they had given some of the
best years of their lives.
When Seventh South street was
reached the paraders themselves
broke out In mighty cheering, for
there they turned in front of the most
beautiful feature of the day, the "I.lv
ing Flag." On an immense stand
were 3,600 children dressed In the
national colorB and so arranged that
they made a perfect representation of
a waving American flag.
The little ones had been drilled for
many weeks, and while the old sol-
diers passed they sang patriotic airs.
At the Reviewing Stand.
Countermarching, the parade now
other attendants to care for any of the
veterans who might be overcome by
fatigue and for spectators who suf-
fered in the crush on the sidewalks
Fortunately, their services were sel
Fireworks on a Mountain.
After a good rest, the city's guests
all turned out again this evening and
witnessed the magnificent display of
fireworks on the top of Ensign peak.
This peak lies immediately north of
building has been elaborately draped
with bunting, handsome arches span
the streets, and there is scarcely a
residence in the city that does not dis-
play at least a flag.
Henry M. Nevius, the commander-in-
chief, arrived here Saturday with his
staff and inspected the arrangements.
On Sunday the city's guests began ar-
riving by the thousand, and on Mon-
day they came in so fast that the com-
mittee had to work like sailors to get
them all housed in such a manner as
to avoid congestion in any part of the
Big "Greetings" Meeting.
Monday evening came the first pub-
lic event on the program—a great
camp-tire In the assembly hall in the
Temple grounds. All that night and
throughout Tuesday the stream of ar-
rivals continued, but by Tuesday
evening practically all the visitors had
been received and distributed. That
night the greatest function of the en-
campment took place. This was the
"Greetings'' meeting in the Mormon
Tabernacle. The immense building
easily seats 10,000 persons, and It was
filled to Its capacity.
Col. Frank M. Starrett, the execu-
tive director of the encampment,
called the vast assemblage to order
and introduced William H. King of
Salt Lake City, who acted as tem-
porary chairman. He made a brief
address and was followed by Gov.
William Spry of Utah, Mayor John S.
Bradford of Salt Lake City, and L. H.
The Eagle Gate. Salt Lake City.
the city and Is the highest point of the
Wasatch mountains, rising 1,200 feel
higher than Temple square. The py
rotechnic display is a mighty feature
of the encampment week
Salt Lake City has thrown open her
arms to the old soldiers, and never
has the Grand Army been more en
tliusiastlcally received or more gener
moved north on Main street back to ously entertained than at this en
City and County Building.
Smythe, commander of the depart-
ment of Utah, all of whom told In elo-
quent words how proud they were
to welcome to the state and city the
Grand Army and their friends.
Mr. King then introduced Command-
er in-Chief Nevius, who was received
with wild cheering and the waving
of hats and handkerchiefs. As soon
is the tumult had subsided, Command-
er Nevius delivered a graceful re-
sponse to the welcoming speeches
md took the chair
The Allied Organizations.
Then came the turn of the allied or-
tanizations, and greetings to the vet-
rans were uttered by President Gene-
eve Hagar Longfield Lane of the La-
es of the G. A. R., President Mary E.
timan of the Woman's Relief Corps,
resident Clara E. Hoover of the
Secure Lower Duties on Wood Pulp-
Hides to Be Admitted Free—
Slight Increase In Rates
Washington.—Revision of the tariff
as provided for by the new measure
is substantially as follows:
Beginning with a decrease in the
rate on iron ore from 40 to 15 cents a
ton, there is a general reduction
throughout that part of the bill, pig
iron going down from $4 to $2.50 a toa
and scrap Iron from four to one dol-
Rough lumber goes down from
$2 to $1.25 per 1,000 feet, with cor-
responding reductions tn the differen-
tial on dressed lumber.
Sugar and tobacco duties remain
substantially as they are under the
Structural steel, fitted for use, comes
In the basket clause at 45 per cent, ad
In the lumber schedule the only in-
creases were those on shingles, from
30 cents to 50 cents a thousand, and
on briar wood and laurel wood for the
use of pipe makers, from the free list
to 15 per cent, ad valorem. The rat*,
on sawed lumber was decreased from
$2 a thousand to $1.25 a thousand
In other agricultural products broom
corn was taken from the free list and
made duitable at $3 a ton. Hops are
increased from 12 to 16 cents a pound
Cotton hosiery, valued at not more
than $1 a dozen pairs, is increased
from 50 to 70 cents a dozen pairs;
that worth more than $1 and less than
$1.50 a dozen pairs from 60 to 85 cents
a dozen pairs, that valued above $1.50
and not above $2, from 70 to 90 cents
a dozen pairs. The remaining rates
on stockings arc the same hs under
the present law.
Hemp is increased from $29 to $22.5#
per ton and heckle hemp from $4v
to $45 a ton.
There was a general reduetion in
carpets and mats. A redaction from
20 to 15 cents Is made in hydraulic
hose. Oil cloth, including linoleum,
was reduced about a third.
Mechanically ground wool pulp was
exempted from duty and placed on the
free list, with a provision for counter
vailing duty against Canada. The
lower grade of printing paper was re
duced frovn $fi to $3.75 a ton and ti)«
higher grade from $8 to $3.75.
Bituminous coal goes from 67 to 46
cents a ton and there are reductions
on gunpowder, matches and cartrid-
ges. Agricultural implements are out
from 20 to 16 per cent, ad valorem.
Every corporation, joint stock com-
pany or association organized for
profit and every insurance company is
required to pay annually an excise tai
of one per cent, upon its entire nel
income over and above $5,000. It is
estimated that from $20,000,000 to
$30,000,000 a year will be collected u&
der this new form of federal taxation.
The secretary of the treasury lit
authorized to issue Panama canai
bonds to the amount of $290,569,000,
which sum, together with that already
expended, equals the estimated co >
of the Panama canal. It Is not Intend-
ed that the bonds shall be issued ex>
cept as needed to provide money te
carry on the construction. The bond*
are to be payable 50 years from the
date of issue, and will bear interest
at a rate not exceeding three per cent
Hides were placed on the free list,
while the rate on hand and sole leath-
er is reduced from 20 per cent to five
per cent, ad valorem, that on dressed
leather from 20 to 10 per cent, and
hoots and shoes from 25 to 10 pet
Petroleum, crude and refined,
eluding kerosene, gasoline, naphtha,
benzine and similar products, is made
free of duty and left even without •
The Dingley rates on women's and
children's gloves are allowed to stand.
The only change is a reduction on
"schmaschem" glovps not over 14
IncheB long on which the rate is made
$1.25 a dozen pairs instead of $1.W.
The maximum and minimum proyt
sion prescribes duties in accordance
with the rates named In the dutlubls
mghters of Veterans, Commander-in-
Jhiet' Edgar Allen of the Sons of Vet- [ unt" March 31, 1910, when 25 per
erans, and President Rebecca Smith ' cent, ad valorem is to be added auto-
of the Army NurseB. The speechmak-
ing was varied by the playing of pa-
triotic airs by a band.
The exercises were brought to a
close by the presentation of a hand
some testimonial to Charles G. Bur-
ton, past commander-in-chief of the
Head On, Only.
Any remark which might possibly
bo construed Into unfavorable criti-
cism of his old master or nny of his I
belongings Is Instantly resented by
Pomp, an old southern negro. A !
young granddaughter from "up norf"
was looking over the
matlcally as the maximum duty. The
president Is authorized to apply the
minimum rates, however, to Imports
from a country which gives its best
rates to the products of the United
States and is made the judge as to
whether a foreign country atcords to
the United States treatment which is
reciprocal and equivalent.
The president is empowered also ti.
abrogate reciprocity treaties which
can be terminated by diplomatic ac
South Temple street Here, Just to
the left or the Hrigham Young pioneer
monument and close to Temple square,
tile reviewing stand had been erected,
it was occupied by Commander-in-
Chief ll< nr> M Nevius, Gov William
c pry of Utah, tile chief executives of
tlier stales and a large number of
► ther officials and dlstlnfi lislied
and commenting freely, while Pomp
stood, a sable Image, ut her side. !
i don't think much of that horse's
tall," said the girl, nodding her hend
campment. Many thousands of the toward a portrait of her spirited an
veterans and their families and mem eestor seated on the horse which car
hers of nil the organizations allied to i-ieil him through the civil war. it
the Grand Army have participated In |00ks rather moth-eaten to me."
the exercises and entertaluments, und i «Dey wasn't nobody from do nort
are unanimous in their praise of the j ,,|)er gaw dat boss' tail In wah tiroes "
Veterans Well Cared For. | answered Pomp, his voice charged
Tho old soldiers have been very , with indignation.—Youth's Comjjau i
, arefully looked after by the local ion.
Weighing Them Away.
I wonder If there is another drug
family portraits ! *n town who has gone as lar in
accommodating the public as the drug
gist on our corner?" said the city
salesman. "He has added to the regu
lation drug store paraphernalia first-
class scales, so that customers, wha
must ascertain thoir weight each
week by the doctor's ordens, can find
out just how much they havo kilned
or lost right there without hunting
up a butcher's shop or depending upon
the doubtful figures of a penny-ln-the*
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