The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1898 Page: 1 of 8
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The Peoples Voice
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, JUNE 10. 1898.
A Fusion M. C Answered.
Hon. , Washington, D. C,
favor of the 17th
is received. In reply, I will endeav-
or, as yuu request, to "lay aside all
prejudice" ( pre-judgment ) except
that based on incontrovertible facts.
I feel it my duty to compliment the
Populist congesstnen from the north-
west for their fight against the stamp
act tax increasing the bond bill, not-
withstanding the fact that the elec-
tion of some of you was clouded by
Democratic support, secured by
compromising your party friends in
other parts of the country.
You attempt to persuade me that
the Democratic party has reformed,
—is a "good Indian," now. You
must be a young man.
Now 1 began in this fight of Man
against Money thirty years ago last
December, (1865), in a carefully
prepared newspaper article criticis-
ing Hugh McCulloch's recommend-
ed contraction of the currency and
bonding the war money—the great-
est crime agiinst librty that has been
committed within the century. Hav
ing devoted most of my time, mon-
ey and labor to this great conflict
ever since, I think I know fairly
well the record and purposes of the
two wings of Wall street's army—
the Republican and Democratic
On June 8, 1868, at Springfield,
Illinois; in a widely published letter
I read myself out of the Republic -
an party, distinctly on account of
its financial policy, and went over
to "Pendleton and Greenbacks,"
only to find that Wall street Sey-
mour was made the Democratic op-
ponent of Wall street Grant. In
1872, when Greeley was nominated,
I refuied to take part in the sham
battle, saying, "Two old parties, in-
deed! Can't you see it is more like
a dog with his tail in his mouth-
same dog all the way round? A
game of heads I win, tails you lose?"
Look at the succession: Seym iur,
Greeley, Tilden, Hancock, Cleve-
land, Cleveland, Cleveland—all of
Wall street. For twenty-five years
the Democracy pretended to be
fighting the encroachments of the
money power (and thereby lured
the toilers from organizing a party
that would defend their interests),
and all the time playing into the
hands of the Republican wing, like
an old euchre player "cross-lifting"
to his partner. The one was the
right wing to Wall street's army; the
other the left. This one a bold un-
scrupulous robber; the other a
treacherous sneak thief. And you
pretend to be confiding enough to
believe that the democratic leopard
has changed his spots.
"But they nominated Bryan and
declared for free silver." Yes $42,-
000,000 worth, with all "standard"
idiocy and "redemption money"
nonsense attached; the same fellows
too, who had given silver its death
blow. D >n't you know that if they
had played the Wall street candidate
trick again in '96 there was danger
that their brighest voters would bolt
and, uniting with the Teller Repub-
licans and populists, might over-
throw Shylock's rule? Can't you
see that Bryan was used as a mere
shepherd dog to round up the herd
and keep them from straying off the
range? That the convention that
nominated Bryan and hung that
mill stone, Seawell to his neck in-
tended the election of McKtnley?
For could not the convention that
could nominate Seawell have pre-
vented Bryan's nomination if they
had wished to do so? Didn't they
declare for greenbacks in their
state platforms in 1878 in as clear
and distinct terms as we old
greenbackers did! And did you
hear anything of their greenbackism
after that election? On the con-
trary did they not in 1882 furnish
the needed votes to recharter the
national banks? Have they not
done as much as the republican
wing in striking down silver? Now
they want to play toiler's friend
Wben the devil was sick, the devil a anlnt
would be ;
When 1 be devil got well, devil a naint
Promise? Why, they'll promise
anything. They are a promising
party; but they have but seven car
dinal principles that they will stick
to—five loaves of bread and two
fishes. No, sir, no power on earth
can ever bring the reform forces
together under the democratic ban-
ner. In the face of their thirty
years of double dealing with the
people and always helping Wall
street, the reformer who is sucker
enough to trust them further ought
to be put in the calf lot where he
can join the othor calves in sucking
each other's ears.
In my youth I helped from 1850
to i860 to build the republian par-
ty—not the present republican par-
ty, but the Lincoln Manhood Par-
ty. We did not spend our time
figuring on how weak we were, or
figuring on "co-operation" with any
wing of the opposition. We stern-
ly adhered to our principles trusting
in the justice of our cause, and that
Right, sternly adhered to, would
draw Might to its aid. There was
no shilly-shallying then. Reforms
and great battles are not won by
In 1896, by reason of our intense
patriotism, and allowing ourselves
to be too mellow, we got 'mixed up'
with that old Democratic hag and
disgraced. At St. Louis we found
that some of our northwestern boys
had bargained away the party na-
tionally for a few local ginger snaos
for themselves. Any of our boys
who went to consort with the old
hag, will not be allowed to come in-
to the Populist household at another
family reunion. While I thank you
northwestern Populist congressmen
for your speeches against that odi-
ous, treasonable stamp act bond
bill, yet if any of you are compro-
mised by any fusing or bartering
with either the Democratic or Re-
publican wing of Wall street's ar-
my, tben the good words you may
speak for the right, for liberty ami
humanity, are in the long run more
than counterbalanced by your com-
promised position. Bland and
many other Democrats made good
Populist speeches, too; but if they
are patriotic they will not again go
into a national convention, where
Wall street's voice always controls.
The new wine of reform cannot be
carried in the old Democratic bot-
tle. "Come out of her, my people."
No reform was ever made by a cor-
rupt old party; as well might we
look for a rotten egg to purify it-
self. And who'd think of scram-
bling good and bad eggs together?
There are some of us who will not
partake of such a dish.
I care nothing for a party only as
a means to advance correct prin-
ciples of government, but I am not
sucker enough to further trust a
party that for thirty years has pro-
fessed to be the friend of the Amer-
ican workingman and then deliber-
ately sold him out at every oppor-
tunity. Four years in the Demo-
cratic camp, from 1868 to 1872,
was enough to satisfy me of their
duplicity and false pretenses; their
record for the past thirty years
ought to satisfy even the most gull-
ible fusionist. I hope you will over-
come any weakness you may have
for the wiles of that old deceiver,
and be a manly Populist.—John H.
Cherry, in Chicago Express.
tee at home, as has been the cus-
tom, and send him to the conven-
tion clothed with the proper creden
tials and instructed to carry out the
wishes of the Populists of the coun-
ty. Your Uncle is inclined to the
opinion that Woods county will do
this, notwithstanding it has been or-
dered to be done at Oklahoma City,
and he would suggest that every
other county in the territory do
likewise, and he would assign as
reason that these committemen hold
office for two years and should re-
flect as nearly as possible the de-
sires and sentiments of the rank and
file of the party when elected, which
might not be the case if selected
out of the county and by a conven-
tion which of necessity will be com
posed largely of proxy voters, held
in the southeast part of the territo-
ry, at a time when many of the far-
mers in the northern counties will
be in the harvest field. As a further
reason, he would say that if we can
not have the "initiative and refer
endutn" let us approximate as nearly
to it as circumstances will permit,
that we may continue to be a party
of the people, for in them Your Un-
cle has abiding faith.
Alva Review : The chairman of
the Peoples party territorial central
committee has issued a call for a
convention to be held at Oklahoma
City on July 13th, and the
first in order of business enum-
erated in the call is the electing of a
territorial committee, consisting of
one member from each county; and
the second in order is the nomina-
tion of a candidate for congress,
giving the number of votes each
county is entitled to.—Now, Your
Uncle would like to know, Why
Woods county should not elect her
member of that important comnjit-
War Facts and Rumors.
Nothing of great moment has oc-
curred during the past week, except
the sinking of the Merrimac in the
narrow entrance to Santiago harbor,
by Lieut. Hobson and six compan-
ion. Admiril Sampson had decid-
ed it would be a good idea to block
the channel, and used the collier
Merrimac as the stopper. Hobson
and six others were detailed to do
the work, and they did it well under
a heavy fire from the Spanish shore
batteries. Hobson lost none of his
men, but they were all captured by
the Spaniards, who are treating
them well—being filled with admir-
ation for their daring courage.
Sampson has been using hi's big
guns on the harbor forts, and they
are reported to be a mass of ruins.
A large force is reported to be
landing near Santiago, and Cervera
may soon have to surrender that
fast fleet or fight. Maybe he will
Another Spanish fleet, under Ca-
mara, is thought to be nearing Cu-
ban waters, and Schley and Samp-
son are on the lookout for it.
The dismantled Spanish cruiser,
Reina Mercedes, which had been
converted into a sort of harbor bat-
tery, suffered severely from Mon-
day's cannonade, having six men
killed and fifteen wounded,—the ves-
sel being practiclly destroyed, ac-
cording to Spanish report.
MEMORIAL DAY IN '98.
When our laud is clothed In verdure,
In the long and pleasant hours;
Do we go forth on a tuition,
Gathering Nature'sfntf rant itowent.
Aiiil with loving lianda we twine them ,
Into KHriaads flesh and fair;
Then to theoltv of the alleut,
Sadly, slowly, we repair.
There we pay our tender tribute,
To the valor of our brave;
Scatter bio m*above their aflhe*.
Wreathe each dear and louely grave.
This calls mein'rles of days vanished,
Of thesacieil long ago;
When our heroes inarched to battle.
When Unit we (jiiatfed our cup of woe.
And of other days which followed ,
When heaved anew this same grave-sod;
W ben our hearts were torn and bleed lug,
When their spirit* went to (Jod,
ItlesMftJ in- till* day forever,
While a loyal heart shall Ixwt;
IIltvi while ages roll and vanlili,
Till the cycle la complete.
But another fierce upheave!.
Now volcanic shakes our laud,
llid th«- sons of valiant ratheis,
Uo, in battle line to stand.
And ulready now are sleeping,
Many hearts so true and brave;
Still ull strike for *utrerlng kindred.
Their buttle-plain the du-dilug wave.
Uod protect them tuid preserve them,
Whlie supporting earth's oppressed;
May their cause wear Dewey laurels,
In speedy termination blast.
But, my kindred, while you cherish,
Here tliOHe mounds you blossom o'er;
Call to mind our loved now sleeping,
On a 1st' and distant shore;
Valiant soul# In death were numbered ,
By the hostile hand of Spain,—
Ki lends, remember, O remember,
That noble crew, the fated Maine I
80 while we crown our former heroes,
Here whore reverent banners wave;
Let us wreathe one tomb In mem'ry,
Of our recent perished brave.
—Ada neneta Hidings,
The way the recent Illinois Popu-
list state convention sat down on
and smashed the Democrat huckster
cart was simply magnificent. The
boys held a Populist convention
and nominated a state ticket to
match—but Butler hasn't sent them
his blessing I
A patriotic English quack—one
of those fellows so anxious for an
Anglo - American alliance, (broad
Yorkshire accent on the "Anglo")—
has donated half a million dollars'
worth of his patent physic to the
McKinley maladministration. Here
is a chance for Greer to "unloose"
himself from Pe ru na.
Fusion Fizzle in Oregon.
On Monday, the 6th inst., oc-
curred the Oregon election for state
officers, legislature, and congress-
men. Two years ago it was a three-
cornered battle, resulting: Rep., 31,-
972; Peo., 31,131; Dem , 15,013.
This year the Ps, Ds and F Ss fused
into a "Dnion Silver party." In
'96 the Reps elected governor by
about 450; this year by 10,000 ! In
'96 they elected their congressman
in 1st district by only 63, and in 2d
dist. by only 378, over Populist op-
ponents; this year the Rep. con-
gressmen are elected by 2,000 and
5,000 respectively, "over all ! " And
the Hannacrats have the legislature,
too,—67 out of a possible 90 ! Bro.
Populist, how do you like the taste
of this first draft of the fusion vint-
age of '98 ?
Cleveland County Figures.
Number of acres a4sessed, and assessed valu*
at ion of real and personal property:
Senators Gorman, Chilton, Gray,
Caffrey and Lindsay announce they
will oppose issuing greenbacks to
carry on the war, but will favor a
bond issue—thus insuring the pass-
age of a bond bill through the sen-
ate. The old, old story. "At the
proper time" the money ring can al-
ways depend on the necessary Dem-
31 116 03
2 10 11 550 42.
3 SO: 118.640 ft 1.310
4 54 71,41ft SMilft
3 5-1 117,109 60440
4 00 147,22ft 02,(HI
2 9ft 100 7ftS 40.104
2 HO 3,4401 30.235
20ft,242 132 223
The Ohio Populist, Free Silver
Republican, and Liberty parties
held a joint state convention last
week, organized themselves into the
Union Reform Party, adopted a
one-plank (Direct Legislation) plat-
form, and nominated a state ticket.
If the D. L. idea doesn't quit grow-
ing so popular, the Democrats will
try to kill it off by putting it into
their platform—which they provi-
dentially refused to do in '96.
After we have relieved Cuba of the
Spaniards, who will save the Cubans
from the American capitalist bri-
gands? Poor Cuba !
Since the Guthrie printers' strike
began, the Capital and Leader get
most of their thrilling reading mat-
ter and original illustrations from
the same box of "boiler plate."
• • • • • • • •• o • e e o ■ • • „ c • ♦ «j i
Take two thermometers, wrap one in light cloth
and the other in dark cloth, of equal weight, hang
them in the sun for an hour, then look at them,
and you'll find the one wrapped in light cloth is
from 10 to 20 degrees the cooler.
70ell, what of it ? -
Doesn t it show that Light Colors are the most
comfortable for this kind of weather ?
The lowest-priced suit that we care to recom-
mend, is the DUCK, that we sell at $3.50.
We could sell cheaper ones, but they wouldn't
be made in the "good reliable store's" way —the
Crash Jiats, fifty cents
TURK 4 CO.
• « 00 9 a ooo <10 £> -.-.el?* ««o< noon
The Spaniards < f ^
And so have our competitors ; but still you can
hear the artillery of the Famous Grocery thunder-
ing against the walls of high prices, at any time
you put your ear to the ground. The Famous is
loaded to the water line with the Best Line of
Groceries carried in Norman by any grocery
firm, and they don't ask any more for their goods
than other grocers ask for goods of inferior quality.
.-. Give us a trial and be convinced
Famous Grocery Co.,
The Bo.vs are off
to avenge the
But, tliey say
can lbrget my
Why? No. I: Because I am noted throughout Cleveland county
and the Territory for carrying the largest and most complete line of
Harness and Saddlery in the Territory.
Why? No. 2: Because his workmanship is beyond criticism as
only the best harnessmakers to be found throughout the states are em-
Why? No. 3:
ways the lowest.
(Last but not least.) Because his prices are al-
Notiee to Populist County Cen-
Send in to this office at onee the
place where you have decided to hold
your township primaries on the 28th of
this month for publication in the next
two issues of this paper. Attend to
this matter for it is important.
A good six room house in desirable
part of city. A well and city water in
the yard. Call at this office. 46tf
Connty total real estate, «85.246; total per-
eonal, #507,873; grand total, 1,37! :35.
If you want your house painted or
your walls papered or decorated in any
manner, see C. C. Cobble, the painter,
H. W. STUBBEMA1N,
THE HARNESS MAKER.
Saturday some 25 or 30 bales. They
got $t.72J per hundred. JOBA.
[Received too lute for publication in last
week's issue of thta paper.j
Crops are looking very well. Corn
is knee high and some cotton is large
enough to begin chopping Dick Cotton topping is the order of the
Tillerson's little girl is very sick at I da>' in this neckof the wood*- Mrs-
this writing J.T. Brown has sold S" K Barton is reported on the sick
his farm to Henry Darnold. Mr. Iist Cotton and corn is making a
Brown and family will move out of j flne £rowth and the countr* has re"
our neighborhood after living here covered from the heav>' washin£
I rains in April and everything looks
j favorable for a good crop J. W.
man and always ready to help build Stow lost a line mare la,t ,veek
up his community and his many
friends will be sorry to see him leave. 1
this part of the county. They have
for seven or eiirht years. He has
proved to be a good and agreeable
Democratic candidates have saved
! the road overseers much hard work in
.. .Charley Powers of the Iiico dis- .
, . i traveled the roads down into pretty
last week . . _ . . . .
trict was called to Kansas
by the news that his sister was dan
gerously sick. She was dead when he
arrived there Charley's many friends
sympathize with him in his sad be-
reavement The candidates were
very thick in our district last week
and Judge Williams seems to be the
Democrat's man The Clarke mill
will begin to run again next Friday
after having been stopped for some
time. The people are very anxious
to get some more good old corn meal.
; good shape. In so doing they have,
I doubtless, been jolted up considera-
ble; but what the roads has done for
i them in the way of jolting won't be a
I circumstance to what the Pops will
do for them this fall J. VV. Stow
is all the man you can hear mention-
ed in this part of the county for coun-
ty treasurer on the Peoples Party
ticket. If nominated he would sure-
ly make a clean sweep in this neck
| of the county For the sheriff's of-
fice Bohanon, Newblock and Over-
..There were several parties fish- , ,, , , , .
„ T • r i i . a i T. street are talked of as good material,
ing on Little Itiver last Sunday. It h CUBA
seemed to be a good day for fishing, |
but a bad day for catching The, Binder-whipe. fly-nela and laprobes,
paper hanger, and wall decorater. 34tf1 Perkinson boys sold their cotton last j See H. W. Stubbeman
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