Semi-weekly newspaper from Norman, Oklahoma Territory that includes local, territorial, and national news along with advertising. The Democrat was started in 1889 by Mort L. Bixler, published out of Norman, Oklahoma. Bixler had previously edited the Norman Advance before starting The Democrat. In the beginning the paper was put out once a week on Fridays and was comprised of six pages measuring 18 X 24 inches and cost a dollar fifty per year for a subscription. Towards the end of its run, the paper became a semi-weekly, published on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In March of 1894, the circular ceased publication as The Democrat and continued on as The State Democrat.