The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, December 9, 1898 Page: 3 of 8
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HIS ONLY HOPE.
Reassembles Under Circumstances
of Unusual Interest.
ML WASHINGTON TUHN3 OUT.
•I* Mon t In Ago TliU Same llodj De-
clares Wat It Comes Together Onre
Moro With Yhit W.it Mating lleen
Fought mid Won l)l|ili)iiut4 l*re*cut.
LONDON PRESS DISAPPOINTED <
Not JUt Ki'thi*r I'lvMied Willi the Tenor
of Pr«**lilcnt MrKlnley't Mc* a|e.
Lomhin, Dec. fi.— Much having been
expected, there is a certain tone of
l>Wr«r< Oo to Chihuahua, Metlen, to Ar-
rest the Cattle IMunfer.
Chiiiuarua, Mexico, Dec. 0.—The
(•illett ease is getting more mysterious
disappointment in the morning paper here every day C. 1L Troxel, Uillett's
editorials on President MeKinley's attorney, returned from the West last
message. Its non-committal charac- Wednesday, ami he and (Jillet were iu
ter is attributed to the fact that the
negotiations of the peace commis-
sioners at Paris are not yet finished.
Considerable satisfaction is expressed
at the references to Anglo-American
relations, ami at the coldness displayed
The Daily News complains of the
"ambiguity of the message 011 com-
more'al ami currency matters," and
"the conspicuous absence of any allu-
sion to free trade.**
KENNEY ON TRIAL AGAIN.
Washington, Dee. fi.— Congress re-
issembled under circumstances of un-
usual public interest. The same Con-
gress. six months ago. declared war
against Spain, and now. with the war
fought and won, it came together
again for the first legislative consider-
ation of the question developed by the
?ventful months just pas. ed. The
>pirlt of the occasion was not, liow-
ver, one of immediate expectancy, for
the few months left of the existence of
the Fifty-fifth Cangress gave promise
>f little more than a beginning of the
nomcntous policies and problems
growing out of the war.
As usual, all Washington turned its
ittention to the capitol for that gala \ cashier, William K. l'.oggs,
svent which marks the opening day of . was tried last .Inly on the
SOUNDS LIKE POPULISM.
WANAMAKER SCORES QUAY
AND HIS SUPPORTERS.
The lllg Corporation!of I'ctui.jlviinlu use
Tlieir Inllucnco and March Their
Men to llio I'olln to Vol# for Such
Men ii4 Mutt Quay.
John Wanamaker took an active part
in the memorable campaign in Penn-
sylvania in which Quay was openly
charged with his unspeakable corrupt-
ness, and against which he made no
defense This is a speech of his, a good
■ample, and you can imagine what
the eastern press would liave called
him had he talked this way as a resi-
dent of Kansas a few years ago:
"The principal allies and partners
of the machine are the corporations.
The 15,000 national and state office-
holders, and the thousands of other
officials connected with state institu-
tions, form a small part of tho whole
number of obedient machine men who
are constantly at tho command of
Senator Quay, tho admitted boss of the
machine. The corporation employes
of the state, who are controlled for
Quay's use, increase the number to the
proportions of a vast army.
"The e* am railroads of the state
employ 85,117 men, and pay them an-
nually in wa;fes 840,400,000. Of ti l
number tho Pennsylvania and Head-
ing railroads furni h 37,011 and 16(<
respect!. The Vsuderbilt systcn
furnish 1 the Baltimore A
Ohio, 3,615; the New Jersey Central,
2,804; the Leli h Valley, lf.\ and
the Delaware, Lackawanna & W ' ti.
2,150 The great street mil ways of 111
slate, who have received valuable .
islative concecs ons for nothing,
the mac I ine loyal suppoi' with 1
employee, who are paid iu salar:
16,920,602 every year.
"That monopoly of monopolies, the
Standard Oil Company, pays annu .lh
62,500,000 to its 3,000 employes, who
are taught fidelity to Senator Qnny'b
machine. The Bethlehem Iron works,
whose armor plates are sold to the
government for nearly double the con-
tract price offered to foreign countries,
Influence their employes to such an
extent that, in the city of Bethlehem,
It has been found difficult to find men
to stand as anti-Quay delegates.
"The thousands of working men of
the Carnegie Iron Works, it is said, are
marched to the polls under the super-
vision of superintendents and foremen,
and yoted for Quay candidates under
penalty of losing their jobs.
"The great express companies, who
furnish franks to machine followers,
one of which is bossed by Senator
Piatt, with their thousands of men,
can be counted on for great service to
"The telegraph companies, whose
slate officials, it is said, can be found
at the inner Quay counsels, with the
thousands of employes distributed at
every important point throughout the
state, and before whom ti large slraie
of all-important news must pass, is
one of the most dangerous parts of the
"The interests of the corporations
and those of the masses have been di-
verging for many years, until now
what is for the people's good will not
laws is the threatening evil of the day.
"Capital with its manifold possibili-
ties for good iu itself, becomes an
agcncy of wrong and calamity when
harnessed with favored legislation.
"Unscrupulous Pennsylvania corpor-
ations have been willing to purchase
advantageous legislation, and dishon-
est political leaders have made a busi-
ness of selling it to them.
"Every act of injustice, every wrong
that you have endured, and every dol- ' pointed o-.it a protective measure ever
"I say that unless the republican
parly comes out and champions the
average man, and unless it ceases tc
cater to syndicates, trusts, monop dies
and their agencies, it will bo buried iu
Mark Hanna also has been talking.
And he frankly admits in an inter-
view that the Dingley bill is a failure
as a revenue producer, just as we have
lar that has been filched from you by
the greed of corporations has only been
made possible by the venality and dis-
honesty of those to whom you have
delegated the power to make your
laws. The Quay machine in Pennsyl-
vania has no competitor in its lino of
business It deals exclusively in leg-
islative privileges and demands its
price, and the corporations are its pa-
trons. Every franchise, every privil-
ege and every law against your inter-
est and in favor of corporations, and
every increase of taxation placed upon
you to save the corporations, has yield-
ed revenue in some form or other to the
machine and its master."
Governor ringrco's Opinion.
Gov. Ilazen S. Pin'gree addr ■ sed th
Nineteenth Century Club of New York
lately, on the subject: "Ten Years of
Municipal Progress." Among other
things he said:
"Detroit was long ruled by the poli-
ticians until, at length, the leaders
•Te.v -reckless. Streets were given
must be. Protection says: "Shut the
gates!" Revenue must have them at
least partly open.
therefore, that the war-tax must
main for another year at least. If it
mast, tin n the first t bing congress j
should do is to reform that measure so !
that the corporations'—the express I
companies, telegraph companies, etc., !
shall bear their share of the tax. As
it now is they are not paying one cent
of tho war-tax, while tiie war has in-
creased tlieir business tremendously.
Those whom the war affects adversely j
are paying for the fiddler while the ■
corporations are dancing in very joy.
away to ca
could not '
In 1865, at the el« e of the civil war,
the people of the United States were
practically freo from debt. The pub-
lic, private and corporate debts of the
United States now approximate forty
I session. lx>ng before the noon hour,
ivlien the Senate and House began
their work, the corridors were filled
a'ith surging crowds, centering in the
rotunda and statuary hall, and push-
ing toward the private galleries. No
i jvidcnccs remained of the explosion
: ind fire which recently ravaged tlie
When the Senate convened to begin
j the closing session of the Fifty-fifth
Congress, the chamber presented a
notable and beautiful appearance, lly
il o'clock the public and private gal
j lerics were filled almost to their capac-
ity with distinguished assemblages,
including many ladies in brilliant at-
On the floor of the Senate the display
of flowers was unusually beautiful,
even for the opening day of a session
of Congress. The odor of the flower.-.
filled the chamber.
Through the courtesy of the Vice j
President, the members of the Cana-
dian joint high commission were ad-
mitted to the floor of the Senate and
were the recipients of much attention. 1
Just before the Senate was called to
order several well known members of
the diplomatic corps appeared in the
diplomatic ;, llery. Among them w ere
Sir Julian Pauncefotc, ambassador of
.. 1 Great liritain to the United States and '
' Hanna says, j tjcan 0f the corps, with a party from
the British embassy; Mr. Wu Ting-
Fang, the ChircM' minister, and party. ; pit. a ,
and Mr. Ye Pum Chin, the Korean
The reading of the President s me - i
sage, which occupied two hours and
eighteen mi.nitcs, was received with
very careful attention for an hour, 1 ut j
after that the Senate rs drifted to the
cloak rooms or to the committee ro ms
where they could peruse the message
at tlieir leisure in ti: • printed o-pu >
with which they had In 11 furnMied.
One of the most striking incidents
In the house was the cordial me tii
between the floor lead 'set' the :• mh
tive sides. M-. r Din. • y ere! 1 ,11
In view of the pe-sip about the r
bility of Mr. liailey being dep 'd
the minority leader, it is sign ea
that the sp' kcr named *r. 1
the minority 11« mher v.f tin •
tec to wait uyn the Pre de '.
Another Effort ltclng M. lo to Convict
Delaware'* Junior Senator of Fruud.
Wjluinutov, Del., Dec. ft.—United !
States Senator Kichard It. Kenney, of j
Delaware, was yesterday placed on
trial in the United States circuit court
for the second time, on tho charges i
growing out of the looting of the
First National lhink of Dover, by its
aiding and abetting Hoggs in misapply-
ing the bank's funds, and after a trial
lasting over one week, the jury dis-
agreed. Since then a charge of eon
splracy has been joined to the first
FIRST BILL IN THE HOUSE.
It rrovhle* for llio Kniietment of the
<!oM Kliimlitril Into Statutory I.aw.
Washington, Dec. fl.—Representa-
tive Cousins of Iowa has the honor of
Introducing the first bill iu the House
at this session of Congress. It is en-
titled a bill "declaring the standard of
value in the United States," and pro-
vides that the standard of value in
the United States is "hereby declared
to be and is the standard gold dollar
! of twenty-five and eight-tenths grains
i of standard gold, 000 fine."
FOR A WAR INVESTIGATION.
I.:Irnriuced to I*rol o tho Work ;
of A Ivor's Department.
Washingto •. Dec. C. -— Representa- j
; live Sul/.er of New York, ranking j
1 Democratic member of the House com- !
miltce on military affairs, has intro- |
; ducod a r< wtution "authorising and j
directing the committee on military |
j affairs to inv. tigate the War Depart- j
ment and the i >ndu< 1 of the Spanish-
hiding in a Mexican woman's house on
the aiameda until early Inst Friday
morning, when they left in hunting
costumes for the Sierra Madrc moun-
When they arrived here on Novem-
ber they went to the Hotel Robin-
son and registered "C. R. Troxel, Pen-
1 ver, Col."; "(I. (J. Gillett, Chicago, III."
They were very inquisitive, asking
| numerous questions about the climate,
hnnces for investment, etc. Dillott
i said he was favorably impressed with
1 t'hihuahua and believed he would
j make this his future home.
I They got on the southbound train for
j Durango the following uight with
I their hand baggage, but were not to-
, gather. The next morning Troxel was
I seen in town, und, as there was no
I train from the south during the night,
ho must have jumped off the train af-
ter it left the station. Neither of
theiu was seen here again until their
return a week ago.
According to the story of a Pullman
conductor, a young woman went with
(Iillett to Durango, but she did not rc-
turn with him.
Olllett Is waiting here for the return
of a party who left last Tuesday for
Kansas to bring more money. The
person who left on that mission Inmght
no railroad tickets, hut paid faro to
conductors along the route. He is ex-
pected back by Wednesday at tho
Officers arrived Sunday night and
are now wailing the arrival of the nec-
essary papers to make the arrest. The
governor has expressed his willingness
to let the American authorities take
11 illett and place deputies at their dis-
The report that the man at the
hotel is a brother of Gillctt's is de-
nied, bu* tho resemblance is great,
and it is thought that he i> without
loubt an accomplice. Officers will
leave for the Sierra Madre mountains
as soon as papers arrive, to make tho
arrest. It will be at least six days
if tor the arrival of papers before the
jfficers can possibly return with the
ESTIMATES FOR 1900.
ot.il Ia h.m'!,oi8,:i7k. \gal «t *10},-
647,883 for 1890.
Washington. Dec. 1) The secretary
The resolution was referr
committee on military affair
nl to the
IToglrrtful Hut Nt
Ji rri:'.; C'itt, Mc
st^to board of char it
tions heir I its annual
ter day. All the mem!,
except Governor St
ss and correc-
■ ion here yes-
's wore p:* sent
duns, who is
' t11 in St.
• ca • of the
j of tho treasury transmitted to con-
he estimate - of appropriations
r quired for the servi • . 1 the fiscal
year ending June rt*>, l' 00. Theso es-
timates, Including permanent annual
iprnpriation -r ite °.v.n.e| .;i7S,
s a- ,11 1 r•. i.M.J, ti. amount ol
the appropriations, including dellelen-
and ml >'.!s f r the fiscal
year ! 99, and 10T, <147,886, the amount
if tho estimates fo- 1890. Following
11 the total recapitulation, cents
the blind. Tin
| ivo without paying toll.
The city was half lighted aud at ex-
horbitant rates. What little pavin j
there was cost twice as much as it was J
;. I ' : • 11'. !
Sewers built had no outlet. There j
were long tracts of unoccupied laud iu j
the middle of the city, held by men for j
speculation. The cars drawn by horse
were unhealthy and uncomfortable.
Parks were given away for buildings.
"In eight years all this has been
remedied, and today Detroit is one of
the most beautiful cities in the United
"I was elected by the most influen-
tial people of the city. Directly after
I was elected I discovered that the
railroads were paying less than their
lawful taxes. I said so, and the rail-
road support was lost to me. I found
the gas companies charging exhorbl-
taut rates, and I said so, thus losing
their support. I found bankers specu-
lating with the city funds. 1 denoun-
ced them, and they said I was unsafe.
I attacked the surface railroads and
thay called me an auarehiet I was
four times elected mayor. I lost a lot
of old friends, but 1 was elected by a
larger majority each time. It is some-
thing to be proud of when the influen-
tial classes turn their backs on me and
the common people stand by me. I
have come to lean on the common peo-
ple. They are the real foundation of
"The remedy is in municipal owner-
ship. This will not only solve muni-
cipal questions, but will bring rail-
roads, express companies, street lines,
telegraph and teleghono companies
and other agencies into the proper sub-
nation depend i
people being in
to become a
The selfish intere
loney and money
>tie to tho intere
nrich the former c
fiord to permit t
he money volume.
■rmanence of a
e masses of the
• it, self-reliant
gold standard is
people are doomed
t of the holders ol
uturcs is antngon-
t of the business
vners. Low prices
the expense of the
the latter cannot
e former to control
nized leader of the i
Speaker Reed w
when he rsccnded t
the House to orik r,
greatest per mal o-
ber was that fC*v<
! Wheeler of A!ah ;
; been seen by r
is given a
:• hin iii -. •!
s of the He
v of t
three kinds of people in
the world -Wills, Wonts aud Cants.
Liie W ills do everything; the Wonts
won't do anything, and tho Cants
cant do anything. A political party
that is not a positive force, and is not
on the affirmative side of all progrcs-
movements cannot command the
support of a majority of the voters of members and spectators never flagf
leagues since he. v. ut to th • i
the head of tho cavalry che.
General Sliaftcr's army.
i Mr. W. A. Stone of Pcnnag
Mr. McMillin of Tennc - ;
Saycrs of Texas, who have 1
cd governors of their respect
! since Congr adjourned, were also
overwhelmed with congratulations.
| Tho floral offerings were unusually
numerous and made the hall a verita-
ble bower of beautiful flowers. The
proceedings thern Ives were dull, all , sented to her by i * ''
interest centering on the reading of time andln such manner
I the President's message. For over two ( determine.
| hours tho clerk droned through the
long document, but the interest of j Railway Conductor* iniignmt
war with Spain
fj-ress are h■■•re
Congress here I e
that a gold m ■
I signs be prepai
j the mint, an I t
al with appr
•ed by the «
- of Con-
lir etor of
:lal be prc-
nt at such
i-. lie may
the United States. A party of nega-
tion can never meet the requirements
of a great and progressive nation.
The banks at the great money ceu-
tcrs of America and Europe are owned
by the bondocrats.
According to the Eleventh Census
nine per cent of the population own 71
per cent of the wealth of the United
The people of the United States owe
to foreigners an amount equal to one
and oue-haif times the entire gold
money in existence.
Some wonld-be political leaders will
have to wait until a world is built to
fit their leadership. Tlicy are misfits
in the world that exists.
"My experience is that those who !
uit the corporations, and what will stand foremast in the synagogue and ;
seemingly satisfy tho corporations
no longer safe to the people. The un-
limited use of wealth an-l capital,
where there is free aud full competi-
tion, is not to be feared; but capital
licensed by unjust and discriminating
Only those who desire to see the
•United States become a land of mil-
lionaires and paupers will vote to make
permanent our borrowed monetary
wear long faces on Sunday, and spend
the rest of the week in bribing alder- j The inviolability of private property
men, and setting up stock jobbing j is surrendered whenever the right to
schemes to defraud widows and or- j expand or contract the money volume
phaus, are most dangerous members j is put into the hands of banking cor-
of society. poratioua.
Sedaj.ia, Mo., Dee. C. Sedalia. rail- j
aud then predated
Chairman Catmo i of i
committee said that he ho
consideration of tlr* bill
the week. He 1-ardiy th
would be any general oj
war questions just now,
debate ran into such
. ti on
.tin • up of
all h . .,h, ii
' ana.-Is, ha
With rapt attention they followed the way conductors are indignant over a j jt ;li vcu COmo non as
President's recital of the war and lis- | publication to the effect that the Or- !
tened eagerly to every suggestion or i tjer Qf Railway Conductors would
recommendation he had to offer.
No expressions of approval or disap-
proval interrupted the reading.
Pope Not nt All Hostile.
London, Dcc. G.—William T. Stead,
who has just returned from the Vati-
can, gives an unqualified denial of all
stories representing that the pope is
hostile to the American policy regard-
ing the Philippines. On the contrary,
his holiness is ready to co-operate with
the United States in restoring order
For the Leavenworth Soliller*' Home.
Washington, Dec. 6.—The House
committee's estimate of the appropria-
tion for the Soldiers' home at Leaven-
worth, Western branch, is §^3,000.
A Circuit Rider Dead.
Kansas City, Mo., Dcc. G.—Rev. Mr.
August F. Korfhage, one of the pio-
neer circuit riders and missionaries of
the Methodist church, died yesterday
morning at his home, aged 80 years.
Rev. Mr. Korfhage was a contem-
porary of Peter Cartwright, the father
of the campmeeting revivals, for more
than twenty-five years.
Washington, Dec. 6.—The secretary
of state has received a copy of a de-
cree recently issued by the Empress of
China, having for its object the better
protection of foreign residents in that
stand by E. J. Stubbleficld, one of the
alleged train robbers. Division No. 00,
Order of Railway Conductors, passed a
resolution declaring that Stubblefield
was not a member of the order and
that the organization cannot be used
for the protection of criminals of any
Reward of 8700 for a Murderer.
Columbia, Mo., Dec. 0.—The Boone
county court has offered a reward of
$200 for the arrest and conviction of j
j tho murderer of Thomas llagens. ,
Governor Stephens lias offered an ad- j
ditional reward of S'JOO, and the citi- j
zens in the neighborhood where the |
crime was committed have added $.100 :
to the reward.
81H.OOO Fire ut Lawrence.
Lawbenck, Kan.. Dec. 5.—The New ;
York store, owned by P. H. Pierce, ,
was destroyed by fire at an early hour
yesterday morning. There is no clue
as to the origin of the lire. The loss
to Mr. Pierce is about $18,000 and the
insurance is $12,000.
To Kalso the Merccdos.
Norfolk, Va., Dcc. 0.—The Merritt
Wreckage company, in a few days,
will send to Santiago, Cuba, an ex- j ground that he is a polygaumt.
pedition to raise the siiuken Spanish ; supports three wives, bat ouly I if*
cruiser, lieina Mercedes. with one.
Honduras Wants American Liquor*
Washington, Dec. 5. — American
whisky is always commended in Hon-
duras and American beer is sold to tho
exclusion of all others in that country.
This appears from tho annual report
of Consul Johnston at L'tilla, just re-
•eived at the state department. In
•otton goods, some English products
ire sold, but they are mostly from the
United States and especially iu the
To Sell 0,000 Captured Mauler*.
Washington, Dec. 5.—The Secretary
f War has directed that the 9,000
! Mauser rifles taken from the Spanish
i troops at the surrender of Santiago bo
I iisposed of.
(.oiuez to Bwldl at Guuuabaci)3.
Havana, Dec. 0.—General Maxima
iorae/., tho commander in chief of tha
! nsurgent forces, has ordered tna!l
i .partincnts be prep ircd for hi id it his
■ residence in Uuanabaeoa, dow ooett-
i [lied by his nieee. Tho general -a ill
I orae home after the completion ot' tha
Che anti-Mormon element u Utah
! will protest against tho seating o!
1 Congressman-elect Roberts, on Uio
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