The Times-Record. (Blackwell, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 7, 1897 Page: 3 of 8
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INTEREST IN OHIO.
FICHT IS OF NATIONAL
United Metre Senator* to Be Elected
from Two Stele*—Everything rolnt*
to Itepnbllcnn Vlrtorle* tint l)fe*er»ti
Are Banklug on Over Conttdeure.
Advices from Ohio indicate that the
voters thete understand pretty clear-
ly the heavy responsibility which rests
upon them. A failure to elect a Re-
publican from that state passes the
control of the Senate into the hands
of those opposed to President McKin-
ley at least until March 4, 1899, perhaps
to the end of his term. It Is a big re
sponsibillty, and it is well that the
Ohio Republicans recognize it.
Much interest is felt here in the Sen-
atorial contests In the several states,
especially Ohio, and also Maryland.
New Jersey, Texas and Iowa, for por-
tions of the Legislatures which are to
be chosen In Iowa and New Jersey are
to participate in the election of Sen-
While all Senatorial elections are
subjects of especial interest here, those
this fall, especially in Ohio and Mary-
land, are particularly so because the
control of the Senate from March 4,
1899, to 1901 may be determined by
them. On the Ohio election will de-
pend the complexion of the Senate be-
tween this and 1899. provided a Re-
publican is seated from Oregon.
So Ohio is the first to attract at-
tention, because Bhe may determine the
control of the Senate for the next two
years, while she, with the other states
above named, may control it for two
years more. It is not surprising, then,
that every politician from Ohio is eag-
erly questioned on his arrival here, and
that those from other states are also
the subject of attention when they put
in an appearance. On the state above
named may depend the control of the
Senate during all of President McKin-
There are now 43 Republicans in the
fc'inat? 32 si v»r Democrats, 5 silver
Republicans, so-called; 5 Populists and
3 sound-money Democrats. The death
of Senator George and the absence of a
Senator from Oregon leaves the total
number but 88. With a Republican
seated from Oregon, and one elected
In Ohio, that party would, with the
co-operation of one Populist, control
the Senate. Even if a Democrat were
appointed to succeed Senator George
ft Is considered probable that at least
one of the Populists would co-operate
[ ale with the rota of the vtco-prealdent.
It will be seen. then, that there la
good reason for the intense Interest
with which the Ohio election of this
fall Is being v atched. I’pon it alone
may depend the control of the Senate
between this time and March 4. 1899.
while upon Ohio. Maryland and a few
other close states will depend the con-
trol after March 4. 1899. to the end of
President McKinley's term.
Therefore, all eyes are on Ohio as
to her possible control of the Senate
during the next eighteen months, and
on Ohio, Maryland and a few other
close states as to the control of that
body during the remainder of President
Happily, the reports from all of these
states are very encouraging to the Re-
publicans. In Ohio there now remains
no doubt of success provided the mem-
bers of the party In that state do not
allow their good prospects to lead to a
neglect of duty. They have some very
shrewd men to deal with, and some
very unscrupulous ones, too, and be-
tween these two they will need to get
out every vote. But If they do so, It
Is conceded they will win. In Mary-
land the Republicans are hopeful. They
are all standing now well in line, and
when the good, round majority by
which they carried the state last year
Is remembered, It Is apparent that they
have good chances of success. Yet,
they have as shrewd and unscrupulous
a man to fight as have the Ohioans, for
Arthur P. Gorman is a man who can
only be beaten by the most heroic work
on the part of the Republicans of
G. H. WILLIAMS.
Exclude ThU Chesp l.ahor.
It has long been known, and recent
experience has shown its intensity,
that quite a number of unemployed la-
borers come to this country across the
Canadian border. It Is not the mere
fact that they are unemployed to which
we object, as it is the fact of their un-
fortunate impoverished condition. The
Immigration laws upon our 3tatute3 are
supposed to check any Influx of pauper
labor. But they do not. because they
are not rigidly enforced. It is not pos-
sible to watch every mile of the Cana-
dian border, but it should be possible
to prevent the admission of British
pauper labor at those points where
American officials are stationed. With
the restoration of prosperity under our
policy of Protection, and the conse-
quent greater employment of labor, we
are sure to see many hundreds of En-
glish, Canadian and Chinese laborers
attempting to locate In the United
States, and every effort made to do so—
In contravention of our Immigration
The silver men admit grumbling!)
that there has been an advance In
wheat while silver has fallen, but say
that this Is due to shortages abroad.
Oats are 25 per cent higher than a year
ago; wool 50 per cent higher; tobacco
double In value; corn, rye. barley, hay
and meats have all advanced; mean-
time silver has fallen 20 per cent In a
year. How Is this, anyway?
Can It be possible that the "gold pow-
er" has obtained control of the trades
unions? Here they are reporting an In-
crease of 34 per cent In the number of
people employed as against one year
ago, and silver steadily fulling mean-
That party of Republican "spellbind-
ers” who are stumping Ohio will please
omit to mention the fact that silver
has fallen over 15 per cent In value
since the Democratic platform was
adopted, and 20 per cent in the past
year. The mention of unpleasant facts
of this sort Is rather embarrassing to
Mr. McLean and his followers.
Mr. MBryan still has confidence. He
hopes that the price of wheat will go
down again, and then there will l>e an-
other chance for the silver argument
and the calamity cry. At least he pre-
dicts that the price will soon go back,
and that the demand for free silver will
then come again with renewed vigor.
Altgeld, In his speech in Philadel-
phia. says that railway rates arc twice
as high in this country os they are In
Europe. On the contrary, it Is shown
by abundant consular evidence that
railroad travel In this country is cheap-
er, more comfortable, and better than
anywhere In Europe. Such reckless
statements as these can only result to
the disadvantage of the speaker when
the facta become knowu.
THE WORLD'S ARBIIES.
WHAT GENERAL MILES SAW
Russia Making lira*! l'rngrc -Oor-
maaj'e sol.Ilor. I hr Hr*t UrlllMt and
Miowlr.l — Good Word* tor kroner'*
Troop* -| n.'lr Sam's Soldier*.
KEEPING OUT THE FOREIGN LIVE STOCK.
with the Republicans, thus leaving that
party in control of the Senate, with
the aid of the vice-president's vote.
Thirty-one seats In the Senate are
to be filled between now and March 4,
1899. Eleven of these are now filled
by Republicans, fifteen by silver Demo-
crats, two by Populists, two by silver
Republicans and one by a sound-money
Democrat. It is conceded that the Re-
publicans will elect Senators from
Maine. Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania.
Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota; the
Democrats in Virginia, Florida. South
Carolina, Texas and probably Missouri
and Tennessee and the sllverites In
Nevada, Montana and Utah. With the
Ohio Republicans successful this fall
the Republican party Is practically sure
of 41 votes In the Senate in the last
half of McKinley's term and the silver
Democrats 25. There is reason to be-
lieve that the Republicans may be suc-
cessful in sending members of their
own party from Maryland, West Vir-
ginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, North Da-
kota, California, New York and New
'jersey to succeed Democrats now hold-
ing Beats from these states. Should
this happen it would give the party
kn easy control of the Senate. Should
they only win In one-halt these states
jthey would be able to control the Sen-
laws—should be promptly checked. The
American labor market should be sup-
plied by American wage-earners. There
are more than enough of them to sup-
ply all demands at present.
Effect of Dm-rltulnaUait Duty.
A 10 per cent, discriminatory duty
Imposed by Great Britain against
United States wheat and corn would
soon bring the latter to their senses.
The Canadian Manufacturer.
We are rather inclined to believe
that “a' 10 per cent, discriminatory
duty imposed by Great Britain against
United States wheat and corn" would
have the effect of bringing the people
of Great Britain to their senses by
showing them, directly and conclusive-
ly, the benefit of a policy of Protection
to British agricultural Interests.
Those who have doubted the accuracy
If reports of increased employment can
now have the benefit of official figures.
The reports of the New York trades
unions show an increase of 34 per cent,
in the number of people employed In
that city compared with those of one
year ago. It Is estimated that this
rate of increase applied to the country
at large would mean about 350,Duo ad-
ditional persons at work In these Mc-
Senator Foraker says Ohio sheep
have doubled in value in the past few
months. That may be more difficult
for Mr. Bryan to "explain" than was
the advance In wheat, which he says
was due to scarcity abroad. The fact
Is, the theory that the low prices of
farm products were due to the treat-
ment of silver never had any founda-
tion. and the general upward march of
farm prices while silver was falling
■hows It to be true.
The great free-coinage prophet, John
P. Altgeld, in his speech on I*abor Day,
was strangely silent on the money
question. Last year, according to Alt-
geld, all that was needed to effect a
perfect condition of affairs was to es-
tablish free coinage, but even so soon
as this he has practically dropped the
silver issue and Is now holding forth
on government ownership of tele-
graphs, railroads and other things.
Without going into the question at all
of the merits of these questions, the
people will be liable to doubt the de-
sirability of any measure advocated by
such a champion as Altgeld. who. It
thus appears, is liable to let go of his
subject at any time to take up some
The free-traders contend that the
consumer payB the protective duty.
Why should foreigners object to it.
then, and threaten retaliation and all
that sort of thing? The following
statement by the Daily Argus, of Brad-
ford, Eng., is significant: "There is
not a weaver for the American market
in this district who could not offer his
or her own experience showing that he
or she contributed by the docking of
weekly earnings to pay the duty Amer-
A CJrumhte from Scotland.
The people of these (British) Islands,
who admit the surplus produce of the
United States free, will not he disposed
to grumble over-much at the barriers
by which American legislators seek to
exclude our manufactures.—Edinburgh
Why, then, so much grumbling on
the part of the Scotch ra.inufhctureri
because we propose to establish indus-
tries for tha manufacture of our own
flax goods, burlaps, bags, bagging, eto.T
It may be that the advance In wheat
Is due to shortage abroad, but how
about cotton, wool, barley, tobacco,
corn, oats, and meats of all kinds?
They have advanced, too, and yet sil-
ver has fallen.
The calamity shouters are not refer-
ring to the fact that official reports of
the New York trades uniouB show an
increase of 34 per cent. In the number
of people employed.
Bryan Democracy is being assailed
at every point by sound-mon'>y Demo-
crats. The late action of the Ohio
sound-money men will tend still fur-
ther to decrease the McLeu'.i vole iu
Silver fell 16 rents an ounce In the
year from September 1. 1896. to Sep-
tember 1, 1897. At that rate It will be
worth Just 3 rents an ounce by the time
the campaign of 1900 opens.
platform la having difficulty la eecap*
tag from it.
Loapox, Oct 4 —General Nelson A.
Miles, Mrs. Miles and aide de camp.
Captain Mans, sailed for the United
States on the American line steamer
St. Louis to-day, having been in Eu-
rope since May on a tour of military
observation. The general bus In-
spected everything of military interest
from the. urinics of the great power*
In field action down to “balloons and
bicycles," us lie remarked. He has
looked over fortifications, barracks,
camps anil ordnance works of all
In an interview before iie suiled.
General Miles said: "When 1 left
Washington the war between Turkey
and Greece had assumed such propor-
tions that it looked ns though the
neighboring province* would be drawn
into it, uuil possibly one or two of the
great powers of Europe. No one real
ized at that time that Greece hud us
aumed hostilities when she was wholly
unprepared for wur, nor did anyone
anticipate that Turkey would In forty-
five days mobilize a great army of DUO,-
000 men. When 1 arrived at Constnn
tinople an armistice hud been declared
and war was practically over, al
though the armies have remained in
hostile attitudes and it has taken three
months to agree upon conditions of
peace for a war that hud been fought
in five weeks.
"I have seen all the great armies of
Europe except the Spanish army and
if Spain should declare war ugainst
the United States 1 may possibly have
un opportunity of seeing that. Of
something over 3,000,000 men under
arms, l have seen nearly 400,000 in
barracks and in garrison and in field
maneuvers, besides nearly 100.000 men
engaged in the construction of war
“What 1 have seen does not indicate
that the milleniuin is at hand, when
•swords will be licnton into plough-
shares.' There never was unother time
in the history of the world when such
energy, ingenuity and wealth have
been devoted to war purposes. The
resources and industries of many peo-
ples are largely devoted to maintain
ing large standing armies anil formid-
"Fortunate are the people of the
United States thut they are walled in
by two great oceans, yet this fact
would not warrant them in any other
policy than keeping a reasonable per-
centage of the population fully equip-
ped and Instructed in modern appli-
ances and methods of war.
"Germany is one vast military camp.
It Is geographically in such a position
that it is compelled to maintain a
great military force. On one side is Aus-
tria, that they have overrun and France
that has been conquered and a part of
| her territory taken away, by fighting
her when she was at a great disad-
vantage. On the other side stands
the great Russian liear and between
these two Geriminy finds it necessary
to keep her powder dry. The German
army is kept under rigid discipline, it
is well drilled, makes the finest ap-
pearance on parade, but its lighting
qualities are no better than the Eng-
lish, Russian or French armies.
To the question as to whether the
United States, under its present mili-
tary policy, would be able to cope
with a European power. General Miles
replied: "In any population, it is esti-
mated, one man out of five is capable
of bearing arms. That would give us
an army of 10,000,000. Our people IN
strong physically and generally intel-
ligent and well informed. Besides
that, each citizen is a sovereign und
personally interested in the welfare
of Ids government anil serves volun-
tarily without being forced into service
by a military despotism. We have many
thousands of men still living who
have seen more war, participated In
more battles, than any man in Europe.
But It is another thing to equip an
army with modern appliances for the
defense of a coast where we would
have to use high power guns and mod-
ern projectiles, which it takes years to
construct, while small urins urc not to
be made in a few days or even weeks.
Modern rltles are different from the
squirrel guns, which our revolution-
ary fathers went to war. The range
of modern arms Is very great and pro-
jectiles weigh 700 pounds to a ton of
steel. Tho rapidity of the rapid tire
machine guns, the Maxim and Gatling,
is 400 to 000 shots a minute. Although
these are American inventions these
are largely used in the European serv-
Star** **4 m*ls*r**t* Without My.
pile* fur Over • Moath
Kkatti.*, Wash.. Oct. 4.—Thw
steamer Earrallone. which arrived this
morning from Kkaguay, Alaska,
brought tin returning prospectors,
among the number being Lonis I.aqg,
who left Dawson City, August 20. lie
said: "When l left Dawson the stores
hud stop|M>d selling supplies and res-
taurants hail closed beeause they
could get nothing to cook. I believe
that provisions will be scarce, although
many of the miners are leaving.
In my opinion 200 or 300 will come
out over the Dalton trull within the
next few weeks, while a great many
others are going down by St Micliaelia
It was a great mistake in trading com-
panies to bring so much whisky up
the river Instead of supplies. Before
we left Dawson nine cattle had been
driven in und four of them butchered.
Choice cuts brought VI. 50 per pound,
while soup bone was worth 50 cents.
1 paid Vl and 8 ’.25 per pound for elk
meat As we wanted to get out aa
quickly us possible, I Isiught but very
few provisions, the entire pack of each
man. blanket and all. weigh-
ing about sixty pounds We came up
the river to Five Gingers and then out
over the Dalton trail. We crossed the
summit Scpteinlier 21 in a snow storm
nnd had Indian guides to show us the
way. We had to wade knee deep In
snow. Wo met the Sharp party twelve
miles this side of the summit with
their cattle nnd it seemed to me
doubtful whether they would get la.
It took us just twenty-seven days to
get down to tide water.”
Another passenger u|K>n the Farral-
lone was Henry llrutnober, the min-
ing expert, who is confidgntint inau
for the London Exploration compuny,
which is controlled bv th8 Roths-
childs. lie has been over the Yukon
diggings, going in and returning over
the Dalton trail.
Others on board were Lieutenant 8.
L Adair, Fifth United States cavalry;
Colonel G. G. Harrow, formerly a cap-
italist of Denver, but now living at
Montpelier, Ind.; A. Lambeth, wealthy
mining man of Helena, Mont.; O. D.
Colvin and T. A. Garrett of this city.
The lust named reached the summit of
White I’ass with his partner, a man
named McArthur. There they decided
that they eonld take in proviaiona for
only one man and tossed up to decide
who should push uhead. Uarrett loat
and came back to Seattle. 11c expect*
to try it again next apring.
Die Hurdle* of Nebraska'* Defaaltiul
Treasurer Make Helen**.
Omaha, Neb., Oct 4.—The famoot
ease wherein the stnte is trying toob
tain a judgment against the bondsmec
of defaulting Treasurer Hartley, war
stated to a jury in Omaha. After th«
attorney general said that he would
prove that after Hartley had held the
office four years $557,000 was mlssInR
from the funds, the defense made the
startling announcement that Hartley
was not legally in offieo during tha
last two years of Ills term, hence they
are not liable for the money he stole.
Bartley's term commenced January
1. The luw specifically declures that
the treasurer must qualify and file hi*
bond prior to that time. In this cuse
Governor Holcomb refused to approve
the iKind January 2, because of some
defect. The matter was then over-
looked until .lanunry 9, when it wa»
approved. There are decisions that
would indicate thut the state supreme
court has held in favor of tho precise
position of the defense. In the mean-
time Bartley is in jail under sentence
to the penitentiary for twenty-one
years. What was done with the stolen
money is a mystery wh'ch the present
triul Is expeeted to clear.
A BRIDE ENDS HER LIFE.
Mr*- f.ena Ripley Water* of HI. I. on I*
llanc* Herne!f—A Pathetic Note
St. Loins, Mo., Oct. 5.—Mrs Lena
Ripley Waters, a bride of three
months, committed suicide to-day by-
hanging herself at the home of her
sister She left a note reading:
"May heaven forgive me, n* I never
meant to do wrong. Goodbye to kind
brothers and sisters. My watch to
LEO TO HIS CHURCH.
Exhort* Catholic* to Greater Fervor la
Worship of tho Virgin.
\VABtliXOTON, Oct 4.—The ApostoliO
Delegate has just received the latest
encyclical of 1'ope Leo XIII. This en-
cyclical was written ut the Vatican,
the 12th of September, and, like all
the official documents coming from
the I’ope, it bears the seal of the fish-
erman's ring. It will be kuown
among the papal briefs as "August-
issimac Virginia Marine"—the. moat
august Virgin Mary. The month of
October is dedicated in tho Catholic
church to Mary, tjucen of the Holy
Rosary, and the present letter from
the l’opc is to exhort the faithful to a
greater fervor iu practicing this devo-
The pope touchingly alludes to hia
advancing years and the short period
of labor still before him.
COLD FROM ABROAD.
On* Million Hollar* Each Iron Ger-
many aiul Erence Received at Sew York.
Nkw York. Oct a.—'The $1.000,MX) in
gold received from the Deutsche bank
of Berlin by the National City bunk of
this city yesterday wav sent to tho
sub-treasury for examination
LaTouruina of the French line,.
which arrived tills morning, brought
over 81.000,000 in gold .’or the Uaa-
over National bank.
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