The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1900 Page: 1 of 14
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REPUBLICAN TENT AT CHANDLER NOV. 5th.
The Chandler News.
THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF LINCOLN COUNTY.
CHANDLER OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1900.
Qualifications and Reliability are "Paramount" Issues in Lincoln Co.
Hon. Thos. Ryan, first assistant secre-
tary of the interior, has written to Captain
Admire, of the Kingfisher Free Press, as
follows regarding Delegate Flynn:
"After Flynn's masterful achieve-
ment in securing Free Homes; after
all he has done in congress for the
benefit of the people of Oklahoma, and
after having made a record in con-
gress creditable alike to himself and
constituents, it would seem that his re-
election ought to be assured. Flynn is
popular in the house, and liked in ad-
ministrative circles. He is aggressive,
tireless, and tactful in whatever he
undertakes. Never in my time has
there been in congress a more efficient
and influential territorial delegate. The
people of Oklahoma cannot be ignorant
of his standing and service in congress
and I am confident they will re-elect
him by an overwhelming majority."
HON. DENNIS T. FLYNN.
The Winner of Free Homes
and Champion of Statehood,
will speak at
A pathetic story comes from Perry: A
Pole came into the land office to prove up
and brought along nearly $500, the savings
of the past five years, to pay the govern-
ment price. He could understand little
English and never heard that the. free
homes bill had become a law, was afraid of
the lawyers and wanted to do business
direct with land office officials. He insisted
on paying and thought when the money was
refused some one wa? trying to beat him
out of his claim. When he finally under-
stood the situation he sat down and burst
He will vote for Dennis Flynn.
Sleight of Hand.
Neff can show his audiences a few tricks
that put Flynn on the back seat. Neff was
once a strolling actor, and as such was a
sleight of hand performer. While speaking
at Enid last week he tried to amuse his
audience by first pulling a handkerchief out
of his inside pocket. Then it would come
from his hip pocket. Again it would bob j
up from under his vest. This dignified i
conduct wa; continued until many of his
spectators grew disgusted. They had come
miles to hear a sensible discussion of cam-
paign issues, not tp see a mountebank per-
formance. Wouldn't Neff look well doing
such a thing in congress?
Women for Flynn.
We gave a Flynn button to J. C. Staik,
of the east side of the county, Saturday,
and then two more for his twin sons, who
came of age last week and will both vote
for Flynn this fall. "Why," said he, "I'm
a democrat, but the old woman would make \
it hot for me and the boys if we didn't sup-
port Flynn; and all my neighbors are in ,
the same fix. The women appreciate this
free home business even more than the
M. D. Libby says that last week he was
campaigning in the southern part of the ! Eg
county where the people are nearly all j
Bohemians. When he asked them how jS
they were going to vote they invariably
replied: "Ay tank ay vote for Flynn and
Master Man."—Okarche Times.
Chandler, Friday, Nov. 2,1:30 p.m.
A Matter of Business.
Good reports are coming in from every
county where Flynn has held meetings.
The farmers in the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
country will support the champion of free
homes as long as he is a candidate for
office, regardless of politics. It will not
be worth while for a fusionist to apply for
his position.—Kingfisher Free Press.
The Tent Meetings.
The attendance at the republican tent
meetings during the past week has broken
all records. From the beginning of the
tent campaign the attendance has averaged
at least 300 each night, but this week it has
been as high as 500 or 600. The proportion
of voters has been very large and the
interest has never flagged. The people are
courteous and orderly and appreciative.
The republican speakers say they never saw
audiences more interested or responsive.
The proportion of democrats and populists
in attendance has been large and they are
free in expressing their approval of the
practical, dignified and honest campaign
which the republicans are making. The
Arlington meeting was probably the largest
political meeting ever held in the south-
eastern part of the county. The meet-
ing in South Seminole township Satur-
day night was a success in spite of the
rain. At the meeting in South Wichita
Tuesday night Hon. Dick T. Morgan and
John Embry were the principal speakers.
It is reported that 600 people were present
at the meeting. The meeting last night in
South Kickapoo was equally successful.
One thing is very plain: The efforts of the
fusionists to ridicule the tent campaign have
not made fusion votes but have, quite to the
contrary, created an interest i(i the tent
„ meetings and increased the attendance.
Neff Not a Mixer.
When Neff gc.es to a town to make a
speech he $its down in his hotel and stays
there until it is time for him to talk. Pop-
Flynn is making his campaign on territo- uligts and dernocrats have to hunt him up
county he dealt ggl aCquajnted. He is not anxious to meet
them. What could a man like that do in
Would senators and con-
A Good Investment.
rial issues. In Beaver county he dealt
squarely with the issues confronting the
people. The election of Flynn is truly a Washington?
business proposition, and his success at the
polls by an overwhelming majority will be
the best investment ever made by the terri-
f Callahan vs. Callahan. ;
fusionists are switching on "para-
issues. Mixed schools is the present 3
Ex-Delegate Callahan is now stumping the territory in the interest of Robert
Neff for congressional delegate, charging in his every speech that it was dus to
Dennis Flynn and Oklahoma Republicans that he was unable to get the free
homes bill passed during his term in congress. Mr. Callahan has changed his
tune since 1898, when he was very lond in his denunciations of the democrats in
congress, and laid the defeat of the bill at their ioof, claiming that they knew
that should the bill be passed while he was in congress he would be certain of
re-election, and that it would forestall the nomination or election of a democrat
on the fusion ticket. Here is what Mr. Callahan said in a letter to Chairman
Laverty, of the territorial populist committee:
" I had every democrat in line for the free homes bill, until recently
some of them have gone back on us, and I am unable to tell why, but I will
give you my candid opinion. The democrats of our territory, as you know,
have all along said that if I got the free homes bill through I would be re-
turned; if I did not they would have the nominee. Now, of course, the
democrats would like to be able to organize the next congress (if it is free-
silver) without the aid of populists; and, in order to succeed, they want as
many democrats, instead of populists, as they can get; and I am fully satis-
fied that the democrats of our territory have been writing to some members
here on that line, Just how I know would require too much space and time
to explain. Will make that clear later. Hence, you see the selfishness of
supposed friends is doing irreparable harm."
Under date of March 11, 1898, and after the defeat of the free homes bill,
Mr. Callahan addressed a letter to the same party, as follows:
"Of course, you have seen the fate of the free homes bill long ere this
reaches you. Twenty-five demQcrats and one populists, Howard of Alabama,
voted against it. Had they all stayed by us, we
measure by a big majority."
gressmen humbly knock at his hotel to offer
their support for an Oklahoma bill? Not
on your life! Neff might get acquainted
in Washington in about one thousand years
if he had good luck. Dennis Flynn is not
ashamed to show himself and get acquaint-
ed with the people, ano is always at the
right place at the right time.
Don't Want Mixed Schools.
W. J. Dunjee, a leading colored poli-
tician of Oklahoma county, has written the
following.in a letter to the Times-Journal
on the mixed school question:
"Some time ago in Guthrie in con-
versation with Hon. D. T. Flynn, he
expressed himself as being strongly in
favor of separate schaols for the terri-
tory. What we as a race shall con-
tend for is equal school privileges for
our children. To this proposition the
republicans and democrats stand
pledged. So there is no place or rea-
son for this discussion of mixed
schools at this time."
Bohemians for Flynn.
1 Flynn has the support of the Bohemian
j- society in Oklahoma known as the Zapadni
Cesko Bratska Jednota, of which J. E.
Dalzell, of Perry, is president. The soci-
ety has eight lodges in the territory.
could have carried the
Neff belongs to that class of politicians
long since kicked out the back door even
in southern states, who tries to build up his
cause by arousing race prejudice among the
people with whom he lives.
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Gilstrap, H. B. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1900, newspaper, October 25, 1900; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc115947/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.