Britton Weekly Sentinel (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 18, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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J. K. ARMSTRONG' Editor
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DEMOCRACY.
There are but few men, even among the most prominent reaction-
aries in either the democratic or republican parties, who deny the right
of the people to rtllfc, indeed, do not declare that the people do rule
But, in the language of Senator Robert I.. Owen, "If the people really
rule, why don't the people get what they really want?"
What is the rule of the people as understood and contended for by
the reactionaries in contradistinction to that of the progressivies?
The conservatives, represented by Taft, and Aldrich, Harmon and
Bailey, would have the people delegate their soverign power to a few
politicians who claim the right and profess the ability to govern them
better than they can govern themselves. Enriched with the spoils of
office, drunk with many decades of uninterupted power they have got to
believe that they have the Divine right to rule. Thus puffed and bloated
to a point of absolute imbecility they insult the host of soverigns led
by Wilson, Bryan and I.aFollctte, and charge tliem with being Anarchists
Included in the code of the Peoples Hide is the Initiative; Refer-
endum; Recall; Corrupt Practices Act; Direct Primaries; Publicity
Pamphlets, and Short Ballot. These comprehend principles which if
enacted into laws by the people, their friends, means that existing
abuses will be remedied.
Ilig Business' political representatives will not check the march of
the1 progressives by denouncing them as Socialists.
The people as a whole are not enjoying prosperity. With strikes
in progress, with impending strikes on the railroads of the country and
in the coal fields and with the spectacle just presented in a.Mssachusetts,
the reactionaries should not close their eyes to the fact that this country
is now facing a cricis.
What the people need at this time is not rhetoric, but remedies,
such remedies as the initiative, referendum, recall, etc., as proposed and
advocated by Bryan, Wilson and Owen.
With these fundamental doctrines as mudsills, the people will
rule, and will then get what they wnat, but not until then.
On a recent visit to the United States, Henry N. Holmes of New
Zealand, describes in this way the government of his native land:
"Municipaly owned water, gas, electric lights and street railways;
government ownership of railroads, postoflices, telegraph and life and
"Anything that is a public convenience or great public necessity
should be owned by the people and run in their interests rather than by
a few for their own personal profit."
New Zealand is the land without a millionaire or an able-bodied
The toiler of most other lands reap wealth in field and mine and
factory only to see it slip away to the coffers of the rich who are made
more powerful to plunder and further enslave.
The slave of America is making fortunes for hundreds of million-
aires, antl millions of his own kind live in a rented but and dine on a
The picture is not overdrawn. A very large percentage of the
people in city and country have never had a decent ■.nit of clothes, a
comfortable bed or a square meal.
"The man who works the hardest has the least" is an epigram that
contains a strange truth.
Men in office arc deaf to the appeals for substantial reform, fear
ing that a change of system will lower their pay or eliminate them en-
tirely from public affairs.
Asked about a specific reform along progressive lines, they will say,
"I have never given the subject any thought."
If the Socialist party forces either one of the old parties, or both
of them into the adoption of the most sane and sensible policies of
Socialism, greater good will be accomplished than when a large part
of the |>opulist platform was appropriated by the ()k!ahoma Democracy,
now the pride of progressive statesmen from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
THE UNIFORM YEAR.
The Capital Siftings favors it because it is sane—remodeling the
year and making it "look like >omething."
Then we will have 13 months with 4 weeks to each month and one
extra day, which makes 365 days. The extra day will be free day—
free from interest charges and free from work.
Every month to begin on Sunday and end Hn Saturday the 28th and
the month, week and day of each year to correspond with the month,
week and day of every succeeding year, as long as time shall last.
There is harmony in the plan. It brings order out of chaos.
1 he extra day of leap year will be sandwitched in between tw
months and be another free day.
K.U SLUGS >N THE HOTBED The Ear Drop Hat Accentuates
Present Mode of the Earring
THE PUBLIC WILL RULE IN CHINA.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen says he has the consent of the government of
China to start bis propaganda for railroads, mines and other industries
to be controlled by the government, and the single tax and free trade
will lie adopted as far as possible.
The giant refreshed from slumber reaches at a bound what many
other nations are approaching step by step.
Before the judiciary committee Representative Randall of Texas
declared: "Nearly every member of the house is in,the employ of some
interest or is subject to some influence and that what is true of the
House is equally true of the Senate.
Mrs. Wood row Wilson was born and reared in Georgia, where her
husband lived some years. He managed to be born in Virginia, the
mother of presidents.
Hard times arc the harvest times for bankers and loan agencies.
More people have to borrow money and have to pay more for the use
Woodrow Wilson, in a speech at Springfield, III.,011 Good Friday,
aid: "I have never voted anything but the democratic ticket."
The people feel that they arc being used without their consent in
a game played by master financiers and are being sacrificed.
The Los Angeles Times remarks that "the demand for Colonel
Roosevelt has so far kept pace with the supply."
Life is a series of compromises between the ideal to which we strive
and (the actual by which we are surrounded.
To forgive one for saying a mean thing, if he says it well, is the
unconscious tribute we pay to an artist.
Much of our Big Business is a plain, common hold-up, but it is doi
with money instead of a gun.
Even Uncle Joe Cannon praises Oklahoma as being the most
progressive state in the Union.
Popular feeling often expressed grows ever more popular.—H. B
No one can discover a head on Abe Martin's shoulders or in his
THE FUTURE HOPEFUL.
(" The man who can't see a silver lining in the political horizon just
nqw nuis^'indecd lie wholly enwrapped in a mantle of pessimism.
1 With the dethronement of Penrose, Dazell and Gutfy in Pennsyl-
vania; the political death of Boss Cox 111 Ohio, Bailey in Texas and
scores of other bosses in different states, together with the wresting
from the greedy, corrupt grasp of the great trans-continental railroad
systems the states of California, Washington, and Oregon, ought and is
enough to encourage to renewed effort everyone but the constitutional
And in no less a degree as an element of hope and encouragement i>
the heroic work for a real democracy now being done by W. 1. Brvan,
Woodraw Wilson, democrats, and by Senator 1 a Toilette. Theodore
But, far above and beyond all else, as grounds for anticipating
even a greater upheaval in public sentiment, is the fact that the people
are thinking, learning that they are real soverign-. and are everv day
giving evidence of greater independence and determination to build in
state and nation a real democracy.
The nation will never be absolutely free from the menace of greed
and corruption. "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." But while
the dollar mark is still the emblem of America, the evolution of politics,
coupled with the historic record of American progress, clearly indicates
that the people are in the saddle and the time is fast approaching when
human rights will be placed above htimaitgfeed.
A Chicago newspaper says that Roosevelt will have to buy another
In an open letter to the people of the United States presented to the
Senate last week, Senator Gardner of Maine contends that the govern-
ment, if it took over the business of express and railroad contracts,
could in one year by continuing present rates return to itself the $39,-
000,000 which is their physical valuation.
SHIRTWAISTS MANNISH IN CUT
Distinctly* Feature of the New
Tailored Garment—Masculine Air
It Feature 8ought.
Smart and trim, and very mannish
In cut, are the new tailored shirtwaists.
Made of white linen on white China
silk of good weight, or whlto peau de
crepe, they are all Intended for the
tub, and have not a frill. A back yoke,
link cuffs and plain shirt sleeves are
the rule for these garments. The
yoke la an especially good feature, for
it makea the shirt back almost proof
against clinging to the shoulders after
exercise on a hot day. It is because
white is to be in unusual favor next
summer that these cool, plain waists
have been made, for anything white
may be built on more severe lines
than anything In colore.
"Frills Just naturally seem to hang
on pretty pink or blue dresses." an old
negro laundress once said, "but a
white anything has to be Just spick an"
span, especially them waists that
looks like Miss Edith's brother's shirts.
They'll be wearing stiff bosoms next.
I reckon, a trying to look like the
Although several years have passed
since the laundress voiced her opin-
ion the stiff bosom has not been at-
tempted, but on the models mention-
ed there is a little breast pocket for
the handkerchief, which imparts a
more masculine air to the garment.
Lace collars which have been laid
aside for many years are almost price-
The wide shawl-like collars which
fall far over the shoulders and the
fichus of fine linen or net are much
The lace collars or fichus adorn any
dress and give a decidedly artistic
♦ouch to the plain gown of velvet or
A large la France rose of pink satin
is worn where the collar fasten® in
The upper part of this pretty cami-
sole is of all-over piece embroidery
cut Magyar with short sleeves; the
lower part of cambric joins this with-
out fullness. The neck is finished
with beading and lace; the sleeves
with lace only; ribbon is threaded
through the beading at neck.
Materials required: 1*4 yard em-
broidery 20 inches wide. \ yard cam-
bric 36 inches wide.
Sash Pins Again.
Now that sashes are again In fash-
Ion. sash pins, which have not been
seen for several years, are again ap-
pearing in the shops. These pins are
square, oval or round and are dainty
affairs of filigree metal with settings
of colored stones. The pin is placed
over the crossing of the ribbon sash,
the ribbon ends falling straight, one
above the other, over the skirt.
The smart hat, which at first glance
seems to be almost without trimming,
may on closer inspection prove to be !
an exceedingly complex structure
Among the decorations seen in the '
new millinery are lines of silk and j
other fabrics in the form of pipings or
cords, which, though most lnconspicu- !
ous. are by no means easy to apply.
A cord formed of silk, shirred over
wire, makes a smart finish for the !
brim of a hat. but It is one the ama-
teur milliner or. In fact, the average
professional, is not likely to deal with |
The cottons are lovely Tho e In
corded effects, especially corduroy and
bedford cord, promise to be deci4edl^
Injurious Little Creatures May
Destroyed by Sprinkling With
Quite Weak Lime Water.
(By F. L. WASHBURN.)
Lettuce and other plants In the
cold-frame, greenhouse or garden are
sometimes troubled with slimy crea-
tures called slugs, which, by the way,
are not Insects in any stage, but snails
without shells. The writer has killed
them In his own cold-frame by sprin-
kling upon thein with a sprinkling can
clear and quite weak lime water,
made by s'acking a little quick lime,
possibly two or three pounds in five
gallons of water. This in no way in-
jured the lettuce or Impaired it for
table me. Only the clear liquid was
used, not the ~milk of lime." and
whenever it touched a snail the latter
"gave up the ghost" immediately. The
mere presence of this lime water in
the soil appeared to be disastrous to
snails, and one or two applications
were all that was necessary in the
cases referred to.
Already the promise of wider skirts
has introduced the fascinating petti-
coat. Women have been very chary
of wearing underskirts or late, but
will any one be able to withstand the
rasclnatlons of a petticoat of p&l^blue
silk maillot cut to fit the hips ex-
actly and finished with a knee deep
flounce of azure plaited mousseline de
sole with a series of narrow black chif'
fon ruffles at the hem?
Shadow Veilngs Popular.
Shadow veilings are Immensely pop-
ular; "shadow" designs, as well as the
fishnet patterns, are reproduced In the
new sheiland veils, which will be used
a great deal this summer. They make i
practical motor veils, for they may be t
laundered with Impunity.
San Juan, Porto Rico—The United
States cruiser Washington, which ar-
rived here Sunday with Secretary
Knox and his party on board, sailed
for Port Au Prince, Haytl, at 10 o clock
Copyright, Underwood A Underwood, N. Y.
Taking advantage of the present vogue of earrings, the fashionable
milliners have produced this ear drop hat. It Is made of black chip with
a pompon ostrich plume Just above the left ear.
500 Pairi of
To Ladies Who Care
500 Pairs all
all sizes and
HOW ABOUT YOUR HOUSE DRESS?
There is nothing more pleasing to a real husband than to see
his wife tastily dressed in the home and to be sure you like to be
neat also. You can be ready to answer the door calls and receive
J your unexpected callers without having to apologize for your dress.
Now, if you really want to see a line of the most beautiful and
popular priced house dresses in the city, call at this store on Friday
Saturday and Monday and you will say that these dainty and desir-
able little garments are of great values and just what you desire—
and think at greatly reduced prices, too.
Ladies', Misses' and Children's House Dresses
Misses' and Children's Middys in beautiful white poplin, trimmed with navy
and baby blue, lined with silk; a regular $1.75 value. 4 «
Special price «D 1 . X 5J
One lot of neatly made Middy Blouses, trimmed with navy light
blue and red; a regular $1.00 value. Special price
Children's Gingham and Percale Dresses, dainty patterns, ranging
in size from 2 to 6; regular 11.00 value. Special price
One beautiful assortment of soft nifty dresses, trimmed very beau-
tiful for children; sixes 6 to 14; a $2.00 value. Special price...
One lot of lasty little Dresses, made of fine soft French gingham and linen-
very beautiful, hese little garments are really worth 52.50. <T 4 *
Special price . ..f «P 1 ■
One lot of Ladies' Percale House Dresses; a $1.50 value.
°.va,ue; 98 c
Here is one of the greatest values in gingham, percale and lawn dresses
trimmed collars to correspond. They are regular $1.75 (£4 4 A>
values. Special at 1 ■ 1 ^
One lot of soft gingham and percale dresses .trimmed with em-
broidery. A regular $2.25 value. Special price
NEW SPRING FOOTWEAR
With Four Features—Comfort, Quality, Style and Cheapness
Ladies' White Button d? O 4 O
—2.75 special price ■ X
Ladies' White Buck— ^ Q ft
Ladies' White Buck Pump—$3.00
special— CIO OQ
Ladies' Patent Oxfords Pumps—
Ladies' Patent Oxfords Ties -$3.00
Special— CIO OQ
Ladies' Gun Metal Ties- $2.50
Special— ftO 1 Q
Ladies' Kid Strapped Pumps- $2 50
Price ■ 1 %/
Ladies' Gun Metal Pumps—$2.00
special— ^ ^ dCk
Ladies' Canvas Pumps—$2.25
special— 4 QA
Ladies' Canvas Pumps—$2.00
Misses' Strapped Pump—$2.50
Misses' Strapped Pump—$2.00
price 91 >0%/
Misses' Strapped Pumps—$1.75
Misses' Strapped Pumps—$1.50
black and tan— ^
price 4) X ■ Ai O
Misses' Strapped Pumps, AQ.
$1.25 Oxfords %/U C
Misses' Strapped Pumps, QQ^
$1.25 Canvas Pumps... %70C
Valora Ankle Strap
1 ump, $1.25 value...
P; tent Lace Kik,
Boys' $2.50 Patent
Boys' $2.75 Tan
Boys' $2.25 Gun
Boys' $2.00 Gun
Boys' $1.75 Gun
THE LION STORE .*■ F. u.,
Coverdale & Campbell Oklahoma Cijy
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