The Norman Democrat-Topic (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1910 Page: 4 of 4
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Have your Eyes Tested and
and specs fitted by him. Also
your Jewelry anil Watch work
done at right prices.
Pioneer Drug Store.
f. +,i. .|. |. . i
am still in
With the latest
Give me a call
belore you buy
Mrs. S. P. Connor
Dr. C. D. Blachly
Physician 4 Surgeon
Special attention given to Diseases
of the Stomach.
Office over Mayficld's Drug Stoic
* B. SWANK *
* Attorney at Law ♦
* Officc over First National Rank *
* Norman, Okla. *
* * * * * * * * * * * ♦ + * * *
THE WINNING TICKET.
I EE CRUCE.
For Lieutenant Governor—
j. j Mcalester.
For Associate Justice Suorcme Court
m j. KANE.
For Associate Justice Supreme Court
For Justice Criminal Court of Ap-
peals, Northern District—
THOS. H. DOYLE, Perry.
For Justice Criminal Court of Ap-
peals, Eastern District—
JAS R. ARMSTRONG, Boswell
For Justice Criminal Court of An-
neals, Southern District—
HENRY M. FI RMAN. Ada.
For District Mine Insnector, I'irst
11)11N O'BRIEN, Lehigh.
1 ■ 01 hi trict Mine Inspector, Second
MARTIN 1 LARK. McAlester.
F.tr District Min< Inspector, Third
FRANK HALEY, Henryetta.
I or Auditor-
For Attorney General—
CI I AS. j. WEST.
For Supt. of Public Instruction—
R II WILSON.
; For Commissioner of Charities and
K \T E BARN \RD
l or Labor Commissioner—
( HAS. I).\U<;HEKTY.
!-'or Corporation Commissioner—
GEO. A. HENS HAW..
! F<>r President Board of Agriculture—
G. T. BRYAN.
I or State Printer
GILES W. I ARRIS.
1 I or Clerk Supreme Court-
W 11. I CAMPBELL.
For Insnector and Examiner
C. A. TAYLOR.
For Chief Mine Inspector—
For Insurance Commissioner—
P. A. BALL \RD.
T'or District Judge—
For State Senate—
j. h. thompson.
0 II. AKIN.
For Flotorial Representative—
DAN W. PEERY.
F. B SWANK.
GEO. G. GRAHAM.
I For Sheriff— •
i. b. sale.
For Clerk District Court—
T< >M CHE ATWOOD.
Fi r Register of Deeds—
IA SON CARRIER.
I'or ( lerk-
I. I McCOMB.
R S DAVIS
T'or Superintendent of Public Instr I
B. R. McDONALD.
R D ALEXANDER
VV. I' SHELTON.
For CommissinniT 1st District-
VV R. JENNINGS.
For Commissioner Jin! District—
S. A. WARD.
For Commissioner 3rd District—
1 V FOX.
the Grape are
to the food.
The food is
Questions Before Oklahoma Voters.
Daniels & Smithers
• • Successors to • *
HOWARD G PICKARD
Will do a General
And handle All
Kinds of Supplies
S2,000 Daily Expense S200,000.00 Invested
S20,0DQ in New Features
WILL EXHIBIT AT
Norman, Sat. Oct. 15
BIG 3 RING
Circus and German Menagerie
., , a #
/ $ fiv 1, • \ f
- ./ M. - ■ - ^ (
Best Trained Wild Animal Acts on Earth,
Given in 40 toot stivl cage in Circus Arena.
14 Educated Lioiih, inclu linn Horse Rid iir Lion: 14 Tiained I.eop
ard.s, Timers, Jaugars, with Tight-iope Walking Tiger Troupe of 6
Trained Horse-; 'I Trained Dogs
3 Big Circuses 3 Great Rings
10 Male and Female Equestrians
50 Maleand Female Acrobats and Gymnasts
20 Specialty Acts, 10 Feature Acts
Walton Bros., Acrobatic act. 9 in number; Swcem \ Familv 6 male and female
riders; l>e Costa Family of 10 Mid \ir Artists, H ulen Troupe, > High-Wire artists;
Hosts of Tumblers, beupers, Noveltirs.
Great Gathering of Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Hyenas, Pumas Hay
Animals, Bears, Monkeys, Birds
DROVE DOUBLE HUMPED CAMELS. HERD EDUCATED ELEPHANTS
Two Brass Bands, Steam Calliope, Steam Organ Dens,
Elephants, Mounted People
TWO SHOWS DAILY. DOORS OPEN 1 AND 7
EXCURSIONS ON ALL RAILROADS
Six questions, to which the voter
must direct his attention, are to be
separately submitted at the general
eltcti' ii on November 8. I hree are
initiated measure-, under the initiative
and referendum procedure; one is a
popular or people's referendum and
tvvu are legislative referendums. Four
are offcrd as amendments to the con-
I liief among the lot i> the proposed
constitutional amendment to substi-
tute local option and high license for
state wide prohibition, which was in-
itiated by the Sons of Washington, a
state organization opposed t" general
prohibition. The proposition has
j been through the courts, not as to
jits legality, but as to the procedure
employed in getting it to a vote.
' \\ lien matters are iniatiated under the
Oklahoma law petitions calling for a
I vote are hird with the secretary of
| state If objection i- made to the
I sufficiency < t the petition a hearing
11.. i \ li.t- !■ ! : til' •
j state, from which either side has the
j right to ipeal t<> the supreme court,
I but the batter's finding is final.
; Another initiated proposition
Campbell Rus-vH'n New Jerusalem
project, propi ing to locate the state
j capital with five miles of a town and
| within a specified distance from the
i u-, graphical center >>f the state. The
propi >s'ti. mi i guarded with details, ai-
I lording safety to the state, and re
(Utiles, among other things, submis
I sj11n of sit, - for the capital, with the
price per acre made known, before the
vote is taken If this feature* is not
| lerusalcin project, which also includes
Itlie building of a city around the seat
of government, would supersede the
j location attempted at the election of
June 11. which is now before the
j supreme court. The New Jerusalem
; id< i does not move the -,-at of gov-
ernment from (iuthrie until after 1Q1.C
in bedience to the Oklahoma enabl-
Woman's Suffrage and Eleciton Law.
The third initiated proposition is an
! amendment to th suffrage section of
tli, constitution, giving women the
i light to vote, and, like the local op
tion and New Jerusalem proposition',
has been through the courts on points
of procedure only.
| 1'he only straight people's referen-
dum is on the Bryan election law en
(acted by the second legislature in
I special session, and is presented at
} the instance of the state republican
organization. The Bryan law pro-
1 posed a repeal of the Taylor ribbon
■allot law. ending at the time of
the former's oassare before the su-
i11 >'iii< court upon referndum petitions
| also filed bv republicans, and. while it
| was nominally charged that reference
of the lir an law was in effect an at
tempt to prevent the repeal of the
acting the Brvan law, a bill was pass
ed giving an independent repeal «•'
the ribbon ballot act, thus effectivel-
putting it "t of the way bv legMa
tive acti- i! W bib thi Bryan law
I tatal to its efectiveness as an organ-
Commission Oposed Amendment.
Had the objectionaal feature been
eliminated, it was understood at the
time <he commission would not have
opposed a reasonable revision of
some of the provisions, but the direct-
ing head of the railroad organization
declined to do so. The commission
joined forces with the State Federa-
tion of Labor and the State Farmers'
Union, accomplishing defeat of the
proposition by a heavy majority.
The amendment to Sec. 9, submit-
ted by the legislature, and to be voted
j upon Nov. 8, is a duplicate of the
I Louisiana constitutional provision,
i and will give the railroads at least a
portion of what they desire. In effect,
it is believed to entirely repeal Sec,
9, as it exists today by giving author
11v to foreign corporate lis to pur-
chase and consolidate with their own
property, the lines and properties of
domestic companies, but attempts to
hold the purchased part subject to
jurisdiction of the state courts as
tie ugh no consolidation had taken
place. Whether a corporation can
legally be half of one charter, and
half of another, will be a matter for
the courts to determine.
The sixth proposition is also offer-
ed as a constitutional amendment, and
pr.ipos"* to pro rate the school tax
levied against public service corpora
• ions equally between all the coun-
ties. \s it is, if one county has rail
road or pine line valuation sufficient
to gather $],(M)(l in school taxes, that
I county retains the full amount, and
tin county having no property of that
character gets none of the tax. Sen-
ator Campbell Russell, author of the
proposition, using the 1909 levy for
example, savs it will give t< every
school district, having no such prop
erty. about 40 cents per capita, an
I nually, for each one mill of school tax
levied. « r a basis of 7 mills average
tax, which he regards as a conserv.".-
I tive estimate, v\i!i yield $2.80 per
school child the state over.
Carries Extra Hazard.
\nv proposition required to receive
a majority of all the votes cast, be-
fore becoming effective, necessarily
carries an extra hazard when submit-
ted at a general election. There were
only 218,358 votes cast for all parties
in the primary, \ug. 2. but for the
general election 700,000 ballots are
printed, the state election board an-
ticipating a much heavier vote for the
parties combined. For illustration,
sav the total vote for all gubernatorial
candidates on Nov. X js 500.000, then
to be adopted, each or any of the
propositions must receive at least
250,00(1 affirmative votes. In the pri-
mary election there were more votes
cast for heads of the ticket than for
any other candidate, and from experi
ence such will be the result in the
Two years ago presidential candi-
dates received 250,022 votes, and not
one of five propositions independently
submitted at that election, received a
majority of all the votes cast, of 125.
012 affirmative ballots, hence all of
ulebbujiuj Oshrd utnr utanr utanUua
El Reno Fiasco.
Sometime ago Joe McNeal sent a
letter to Lee Cruce asking for a con-
ference of all the state candidates
Mr. Cruce agreed and El Reno was
selected as the place and last Mon-
day the date.
The candidates met and the repub-
licans as usual went to shifting for
position by offering a resolution that
would have violated the election laws
of Oklahoma. The socialist candi-
dates fell in the republican trap and
things went smoothly until the
"Grandfaher clause" was reached. The
republicans and socialists joined
hands for the obliteration of the law,
thereby threatening the will of the i
majority as expressed on August 2nd. j
I lie democrats balked and Mr. Cruce;
and the other democratic nominees 1
left the hall to the republicans an I ,
their half-brothers, the socialists. j
E B. Johnson, president
Chas. Smith, Vice-President
C. H. BESSENT, Cashie
VVm. SynnoTT, Ass't Cashie
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capita! SUM, $50,000.00
Does a General Banking Business. Correspondence Solicited.
Prayer Service. ,
Friday, October 28th, has been st-t
aside as a day of prayer by the I
Home Mission society of the South i
Methodist church. All the ladies of
the church, whether members of the J
\uxiliar" or not, are urged to come j
andspend the day together in prayer ,
and study. A freewill offering will j
be taken for Ruth Hargrove Institute.!
Services will be held in League room
of the church.
turn to the emblem ballot of terri-
torial days, republicans assert that
other features are manilestU unfair
and partisan for the party which hao-
Nov S eb tion, an amendment to the
grcatlv discussed Sei Art IX. of
the public corporation portion of the
constitution. This was an act of the
Sec. 4(> to the same article bv the rail
roads of ()klahoma, and which was
defeated at the special election of
Jline 11. I he proposed S >.. 4'' ri
pealed in effect, a number of sections,
bile eorpo' 11ion commission at that
period was in a bitter controversy with
Cages Camels h'u" ™ilr,, 'cl lines ,,Vtr the production
Ion which the commissi u proposed to
base a new allignment of fri u'ht rates,
and openlv regarded a repeal of the
so-called general office provision as
The dcmocratis nominees are shell
ing the woods these days in behalf of
the democratic ticket to be elected on
\ better set and more competent lot
of candidates were never offered for
the consideration of the voters of
Cleveland county. Each candidate
went before the people on August 2nd,
after a strenuous campaign and re
ceived the nomination by the votes of
an untramrneled electorate. We do
not know of a democrat in Cleveland
county who will not vote tor Lee
t ruee for gov ernor and the entire
democratic ticket. The voters regard- I
less of their politics will vote for
(ieo. G Graham, who has been a fear
les> prosecutor. His only opponent
is a socialist.
Ike Sale, who makes a fearle-s offi
cer and who has reduced bootlegging
m this county to a minimum; Tom
i'heat wood, competent, worthy and
w ho has been a tireless worker for
the cause of democracy for years:
Jason Carrier, who is as solid a- the
honestv and uprightness was never
questioned: L. L. McComb who
1 : '.
such an efficient manner that he had
no opponent for the nomination and
the republicans could not find a man
to contest him; Sherman Davis for
countv treasurer, who has more than
met the expectations of his many
friends will win hands down The
people have m t forgtten the struftrb
Sherman had three years ago when
the midday looked as dark to him a-
nudnight Sherman has made good,
and his friends are proud of him: B.
R. McDonald has for the pa t three
wars given splendid satisfaction and
ha> brought the public schools to a
high plane. B l\. is a campaigner and
tli. "ood w rk he has done for the
schools will be remembered by the
voters tui Nov ember 8th.
I' B. Swank for county judge has
no opposition, but the voters will on
November 8th. start him out by giving
him a nearly unanimous vote
For county surveyor R. I >. Alexan
der is competent and reliable and the
fact that he has no competition as-
sures his ananimous election.
\\ . P Shelton will, beginning on tin-
first Monday in January, do the
weighing, which insures the patrons
that Billy will treat them right by
giving them honest weights.
Tin county commissi ners are
the guardians of the county and the
democrats made wise selections on
\ugust 2nd, when they nominated Vv
K Jennings for the district comprising
I ,iv )<-r. i "ase, I little Ri\er and 9-1
west Mr leiinings residt s near Stel
la He is a farmer who has made a
success, and a man w hom tio one can
sav that lit has failed to follow the
"i i Iden rule -' He is a man of splen-
did judgment and will at all times
look after tile county's interests.
S A. Ward is the nominee for com
missjoiier from the second district and
resides east of Lexington. He is a
but a successful one. He is a man of
but a successful one. eli is a man of
g od judgment and has the backbone
to -av "no" when it becomes neces
- ,rv Sol Ward will be elected bv a
good maority John A. Fox. who has
m> ably represented the third district
for nearly three years resides in
W < st Norman He is always watching
out for the interests, not onlv of his
has made a special study ot good
roads, bridges and culverts and will
during the next two years be of in-
calcuable assistance towards the de
Yclopment of the county.
\s sure as the -tin shines the voters
of this district will elect him to take
care of the county's interests for the
next two vears.
The people of Oklahoma will re-
member the statement made two
years ago bv Senator Gore that the
onlv two parties in history that ever
stood pat w re the republican party
and the linguistic steed of Baalam.
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Cleveland County Abstract Company.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
M. F. McFarland, Pres. Roy C Smith, Sec.-Treas
JUST THE SHOES
We carry a complete line in all shapes and sizes They not
only fit the feet but the pocketbook, and can be had at popular prices.
THE "BACK TO NATURE" IDEA
DKMONSTHATKI) IN KACII I'.Vlli
A trial will convince you. Look them over toi:ay.
All Leathers. "Burrojaps" Patent and
Dull Leathers Guaranteed
BURT & PACKARD CO., Makers
ISOLD BV I
The AfoV Store
We Don't Launch Sales
For the purpose of deceiving the public. We don't
buy cheap trashy stuff for advertising purposes. If
you buy an article from the A&V and it is not right
we make it right. That is one of the principles that
has made the A&V Store one of the busiest stores
in Cleveland county.
Arrow Brand Collars, all
styles at 15c or two for 25c.
The Celebrated Line of
E & W Shirts, none better at
the prices, 75c, $1 and $1.50.
Heavy Outing Flannels at |
only per yard 10c. |
Good yard wide Bleached j-
Domestic at only 7c per yd. I
Ladies, let us take your measure for your FALL
SUIT or COAT. We will save you at least 25
per cent and guarantee satisfaction. Samples and
models may be seen at any time at our store.
A new line of Men's and Young Men's Hats just
Ask for coupons on the Piano to be given away
Meet Your Friends a.t
The A6V Store
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