The Peoples' Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, September 17, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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THE PEOPLES' VOICE
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■NORMAN. UKLAHUiMA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 17. ISGs>.
CHARLEY HILL IN JAIL iff MUM M l DHAW
CHARGED WITH MAYHEM
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AMTHER SEPriC TIM11IIGE IB II Mllli BUS
Tuesday night tjic city council met
in regular session with all of the
members present except Councilman
The question of ordering down side
walks, and side walk petitions con-
sumed much of the time of the meet-
ing. On East Main Street in blocks
32 and 33 the street commissioner
was ordered to put in walks and have
expense of same charged to property
A walk on the north side of Eufau-
la from Muskogee Avenue to Chau-
tauqua, then south along the west
side of Chautauqua to the campus,
was ordered put down.
The opening out of Comanche St.
to the Washington school building
was again taken up and the city at-
torney in conjunction with an attor-
ney for the school board was in-
structed to proceed at once and take
the necessary steps to quiet title and
open the street.
A claim for $3,000 damages to his
property by reason of the location of
the septic tank, was filed by H. M.
Hefley and said claim was referred to
the finance committee.
The resignation of City Marshal
Graham was read and on motion ac-
cepted to take "ffect at once. The
council proceeded at once to elect
a new marshal. There were two can-
didates. J. M. Southern and J. M.
liurch. The vote was four for South-
ern and two for Burch, Mr. Southern
The resignation of Councilman Hi
Downing was also read; but the
council moved that Mr. Downing be
requested to reconsider his resigna-
tion and this motion prevailed.
I The question of the mayor appoint- i
ing an assistant marshal was brought !
I up and the council urged that the j
mayor make the appointment. This
'the mayor seemed not inclined to do
at the time but asked that the coun-
cil select some good man and if such
man met the approval of the mayor
that he would appoint him. This the
council was unwilling to do; but in-
sisted that the mayor appoint some
one. The mayor finally said that he
would make the appointment by the
next regular meeting night of the
council, ft has been four and one-half
months since the present mayor as-
sumed the duties of the office and
still lie has made no appointment of
an assistant marshal. His action in
this matter reminds us of the story
of the mule that starved to death be-
tween two haystacks, because it
could not make up its mind which
stack to cat hay out of. It is one oi
the duties of the mayor to appoint
and he should not hesitate to assume
the responsibility. He has in his
possession and has had for some time
a petition to appoint a certain man
assistant marshal, signed by nearly
every business man in the city. The
man is a good one and unless the
ma'or has in mind some other per-
son in whom he has greater confi-
dence in making the right kind of an
officer he should appoint the person
recommended to him and do it with-
out delay. This city is truly in great
need of an active an energetic night
' The question of street paving was
! also taken up and the engineer in
charge of paving was instructed to
begin at once and take the inititory
steps to have the work started.
Meyer. Meyer & Morris,
#7 O USB F UKXISHEKS
Sunday evening as Hon. J. Van-
daveer was driving along Main Street
in front of the Abbott & Boggs barn,
Charley Havill who was on the side
walk called to him and began a con-
troversy with him over an old grudge
growing out of something about the
inspection of an animal slaughtered
by Havill while Mr. Yandavecr was
meat inspector. The controversy be-
came heated between the two men,
Havill finally calling Mr. Vandaveer
a very ugly name. This Mr. Vanda-
veer resented by jumping out of his
buggy and knocking Havill down and
in attempting to knock him down a
second time the two men grappled,
Mr. Vandaveer throwing Havill on
the walk; but in the tussel Havill
sank his teeth into Mr. Vandaveer's
ear lobe and bit the lobe practically
off, leaving only a little piece at top
and bottom. He spat the part of the
car bitten off out of his mouth and
Mr. Vandaveer got it and took it to
a doctor but it could not be put
back. Deputy Sheriff Abbott took
Havill and lodged him in the county
jail on a charge of mayhem.
DEMOCRATS WILL RAVE
A BIG TIME
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 13—In an
Opinion to dispensary superintendent
Stfcne Saturday Attorney General
West ruled that State Chemist De-
Barr of Norman could not be paid
for analyzing samples of "near beer"
sent him from enforcement officers
over the state. Deliarr submitted a
claim of two dollars for each analyst
He is an employe of the state Uni-
versity and, in West's opinion has no
right to additional remuneration. He
is not required to make the analysis,
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 14.—At a con
ference of prominent democrats here
Sunday plans for "democratic day" at
the state fair were discussed and de-
finite arrangements were left in the
hands of State Chairman Joe Thomp-
son of Pauls Valley and the Oklaho-
ma county democratic committee.
The date of the "rally" will be an-
One of these three big democrats
will speak: Champ Clark, the Mis-
souri congressman; James Reed, for-
mer mayor of Kansas City, or John
Atwood of Leavenworth, Kans., na-
tional committeeman from the "Sun-
It is likely that the democratic
state central committee will be call-
ed on the date of the "rally." The
events of the day, which include the
appearance of Gov. Haskell, will be
concluded in the evening by a ban-
Those who took part in the con-
ference here were chairman Thomp-
son, Oscar Halsall of Oklahoma City,
Charles Barrett, secretary of the
state board of agriculture: associate
justice "Hob" Williams of the state
supreme court, justice Thomas Owen
of the criminal court, and John Ger
lach of Woodward.
NJRMAN IS AWAKE
High Grade Furniture,
And loor Coverings.
The BEST Sewing
Machine in the W jrld.
Cash or Installments.
DOES THIS MEAN SCANDAL?
At this time the Evants comes for
ward with the announcement that if
will no longer tolerate the nomin
tion of men in the republican par y
for county or state officers who have
behind them a vulnerable record—a
record which will meet the just op-
probrium of the people of the state
of Oklahoma .
We issue this warning.
Xo man who deserted a wife and
girl in Illinois and ran off with the
hired girl can be governor of tlrs
We refuse to allow any man to
head the republican party who has
such a record behind him or who li -
at Guthrie, Oklahoma, nnhonored
requisition papers against him charg
ing him with forging his father-in-
Let Oklahoma City take notice.
You had better not .-.tart out with
a man for honors in the republican
party whose record is not clean and
The republican party cannot afford
to nominate a man who will be 111
butt and ridicule of the stale.—Etii 1
Norman has awakened from its
summer slumbers. The return of stu
dents, the opening of the University
and the public schools, and the mark-
eting of fall crops has awakened a
business and social activity that is
being noticed and commented upon
During the summer months many
improvements were made in resi-
dence properties, especially On the
West Side of the city, and these
houses are all no\y occupied and
much need for more is being felt.
Real estate is taking a boom and
prices are steadily advancing. Con-
tractors arc being flooded with re-
quests for estimates on new home
and investment resident houses being
The starting of the new University
building will increase the demand for
homes here next year all the more
and people arc realizing this. It is
not at all a wild assertion to make
when we say that there must be at
least one hundred new houses built
in .Norman between now and Sep-
tember 1st, 1910, in order to take
care of the people who will be here
by that time. The new University
building will be completed by that
time and no less than a thousand stu-
dent? will flock into the city from all
over the Southwest to take advant-
age of the school facilities that will
by that time be offered here.
A good index of a community',,
prosperity is it- real estate jnen.
Their actions generally tell whether
a place is alive or dead. If it is dead
they will tell you there is nothing
doing; if alive they will be alive and
energetic and glad to show you about
tile moment you make it known that
you are in the market for property.
Norman's real estate men are the
most active bunch of men in the city
just now. Their "talking machines
are well oiled—their records new,
clean, and interesting. Their teams
arc whinnying for more corn by rc-
aso of the extra work they have to do
hauling strangers around to sec the
city. Every incoming train brings in-
vestors and home seekers, and they
are being well treated. They all go
away well pleased—and many of
them with deeds in their pockets.
The business men of the city are
beginning to wake up also and are
going after business as they never
have before. Cotton is coming in,
fifty, seventy-five, one hundred bales
every day, and is bringing a better
price than usually. Corn is beginning
to be marketed, and is also com-
manding a good price. The farmers
are all happy. Those who complained
of dull time* in July are now wonder-
ing what has happened; arc now
shouting prosperity. Norman is not
much the same place it was two
months ago. The same people live
here. Hut tluy were pessimists then;
they are all optimists now.
The Big Chair
With The Little Price
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 14.—Pius
Taft this afternoon announced tin ap
pointment of the new tariff commit
sion as follows:
Professor Henry C. Emery, of
James 1 . Reynolds of Hoston, as
sistant secretary of the treasury.
Alvin H. Sanders, of Chicago, c<li
tor and publisher of the Hreeder-
The board is authorized to em
ploy experts to investigate foreign
and domestic tariffs.
The announcement was made by
the president after a conference with
WHOLE TRAIN WENT INTO RIVER AND SANK IN QUICKSAND
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 15.—United
States District Attorney John Em-
bry yesterday filed suit on behalf of
the federal government for $6,000
damages against the Rock Island rail-
road company of Oklahoma.
The suit is the outgrowth of a
wreck of a passenger and mail train
at Dover, Oklahoma, about two
years ago. It will be recalled that a
train of several cars, including one
carrying United States mail, plunged
through a bridge spanning the Cimar
None of the cars was recovered.
The botton of the river at that point
is quicksand and all of the cars soon
covered with water and mud. 1: is
claimed by the government that the
mail car carried $6,000 of registered
mail and it sues the railroad for that
That wreck and everything con
nected with it borders on the unusu-
al. It is one of the few railroad
wrecks where the cars were surren-
dered to the quicksand and the suit
following as a sequence i^ said « >
be a rarity in legal procedure.
The petition recites that the R<> k
Island lifts been awarded the contract
for carrying the mail over the portion
PRES. TAFT ON WEST-
Beverly, Sept. 15.—President Taft
left Washington today on bis herald-
ed "swing around the circle," a tour
that will by far eclipse the famous
journey of Roosevelt in 1903.
By the time he returns to Wash-
ington, November 10, he will ha^e
visited 29 states and two territories,
traveled over every kind of soil, and
through every climate and addressed
all classes of people under the flag.
lie will have completed 12,729
miles, made 300 speeches and been
heard by 3,000,000 persons. The most
picturesque incident will be his meet-
ing president Diaz of Mexico at El
Paso, October 16.
of the line from Caldwell, Kans., to
Terral, 1. T., for the period beginning
July 1, 1906, to June 30, 1910, for a
consideration of $48,289.29, and also
agreed to give the mail safe transpor-
tation. It is alleged that the road,
through gross negligence, knowing
the bridge of the Cimarron near Do-
ver to be unsafe, continued to run
trains over it, and that on September
18 the bridge collapsed, carrying the
entire train, including the mail car
with the registered mail, into the
swollen stream, and that none of this
mail was removed, and that the com-
pany has refused to reimburse the
United States u< vcrn nent for the
loss sustained. * f the amount lost,
$5,000 was in currency shipped from
the C itizens bank of Lawton to the
National Bank of Co nrnerce of Kan-
The petition char < that the bridge
of the Cimarron wa ly a frail pile
structure, the piling driven into quick
sand and not resting n earth or rock
foundation, and that the company
knew the bridge to be unsafe owing
to the shifting nati re of the quick-
sands in the river during freshets. In
addition to the judgment, the govern-
ment asks interest on the amount at
6 per cent trom September 18, 1906.
. FRTE GETS PLAGE.
At a meeting of the state boari' of
agriculture Saturday Mrs. VV. II.
Frye, who left Norman only a sl ort
time ago to accept a position in the
Tecumseh schools, was elected to the
position of mathematics and English
instructor in the fifth district agricul-
tural school. The first legislature pro
vided for five of these schools, three
of which have already been located.
There is to he one in each supreme
court district. Those in the fourth
and fifth districts have not yet been
located. The board will meet Oct. 4th
and locate these two schools, and
they will open Nov. 1. The position
Mrs. Frye secured is a good one and
pays a reasonable salary.
The following arc the prize win-
ners at the picnic Saturday:
Fattest baby, child of Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Schader, $2.50.
Prettiest baby, under six months
old, child of Mr. and Mrs. Kasbaum,
I'rett'i st baby, over six months old
and under 12 months, child of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Carrier, $2.50.
Prettiest baby, of the second gen-
eration born in Cleveland county,
child of Mrs. Coleman, $2.50.
Largest family living in ' Cleveland
county, Mr, and Mr*. W. W. Cob-
hie and nine children, $7.50.
Oldest married couple living in the
county, Mr. and Mrs. John Cram,
married 55 years.
Oldest lady resident living in the
county, Mrs. Hanna Prown, 81 years
old, $5.00 rocking cha r, purchased
by donations made on the grounds.
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Where Regular Prices are al-
ways as low as special
Try our meats. Prompt service and courteous
REMEMBER we are exclusive agents for Fol-
ger's celebrated "Golden Gate teas and coffees.
There are none better.
New goods arriving daily. Some beautiful new
designs in ladies furnishing goods.
We have remodeled our gmcery department thru-
out and now have one of the best eq ipped grocer-
ies in south Oidahoma. You are cordially invited
to visit it.
McGinley's Phone 101
Chas. Amerine returned to his work
as guard at the state penitentiary at
McAlester this aftemopn after a _
short visit with his family here.
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