The Peoples Voice. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 11, 1893 Page: 3 of 8

WASHINGTON NOTES.
THINGS THAT HAPPEN
THINGS THAT DON'T
HAPPEN
1!f Tilt G If EAT AMERICAN JAW
UYMN'Afcll 32.
What Oar CoiigrefcMttirii Alt Dolus •nil
Sayiat~Miitlrr« Interest at the
National « ap>t>. .'ulk That Won't
Amount to Aiijl . I h.eii llackrd
I'p Itj Action.
The senate is wearily discussing the
Wilson repeal bill. The friends of
free silver remain firm and tike
pealers have almost lost all dopes of
being* able to pass the bill Cloture
and a force vote is talked of but the
probability is it will not be resorted
to. The money power, however,
backed by a subsidized press, would
brush aside the usages of a century
and force the senate to a vote. At
this writing it is impossible to predict
with any degree of certainty how it
will end. The boards of trade, the
bankers and brokers of Wall street
are clamoring1 for repeal and threaten-
ing another panic if the bill is not
passed quickly. The action of the
bankers and criticisms of the press
have been vigorously denounced by
several senators.
*
* *
Senator Coke of Texas made one of
the ablest speeches against repeal.
Referring to the panic he said:
"English capital, English diplo-
macy, English intrigue co-operating
with allied cdnspii ators in the United
States, have produced this panic—this
financial convulsion which now para-
lyzes the business of this country—for
the purpose of coercing the people of
the United States into the adoption of
the monometallic policy, which the
pending bill, if passed, will inaugu-
rate. The $2,000,000,<K)0 due from cor-
porations in the United States to
Europe—near ly all of it in England—
and the annual interest accruing
thereon, will be paid in gold if Eng-
land can compel it s ) paid; and, in
order to do this, England must defeat
bimetallism in this country "
* *
Mr. Faulkner, democrat, of West
Virginia has offered an amendment to
the Wilson bill. It prov des first for
the coinage of the bullion now in the
treasury tit its coinage value, worth
now $174,000,000, at the rate of S3,000,-
J00 per month, and authorizes in addi-
tion the purchase of 1,550,000 ounces
per month, though this amount pur-
chased is not to be coined until after
all the bullion now in the treasury is
coined, unless in the op nion of the
secretary of the treasury the business
demands of the country require it
After all the bullion now in the treas-
ury is coined, the amendment provides
that 53,00ii,000 of silver shall be pur-
chased and coined every month until
the aggregate silver circulation of the
country shall reach $800,<>00,000. All
silver dollars thus coined anil hereto-
fore coined are to be legal tender.
■*
it-
One of the mot effective speeches
delivered in the senate on the silver
question was that of Mr. Daniel of
Virginia. It was clear, logical and
eloquent. In conclusion Mr. Daniel
said: "Let us remedy our finan ial
system with justice to all interests, re-
specting every obligation of our pub-
lic faith, as it is interpreted, and lei
us all stand together without anv
interest of section or of class in the
broad spirit of American 1 rothers.
which gives to the world the motto,
'Each for all and all for each, and
America against the world.''
Mr. Cooper of Texas lias filed an ap-
peal from the decision of congress in
the silver case. It is a bill providing
that the . governors of the various
states shall call elections of the who e
people to ascertain their will on the
lilver question, ballots are to be
prepared for or against the free coin
age of both gold and silver, vetoed,
and the result in each state certified
to congress by the governors. If Mr.
Cooper's bill should pass he will be
establishing an expensive precedent in
making a supreme c« urt of the people
an legislation.
"HE GOLD BUG S TRINITY,
when they hold elections. Speaking
of his election, Mr. Watson recently
said: "I carried every one of my old
counties, even by the democratic re-
turns. Counting the vote actually
cast, I received twice as many as when
elected before. I also received a
larger vote than Mr. Crisp, Mr. Tur-
ner, Mr. Lester or any other repre-
sentative from Georgia. In order for
my competitor to overcome this large
vote the city of Augusta, which i«
about one third the size of Atlanta
and haif the size of Savannah, cast
2,00) more votes than both of those
cities put together. Augusta has a
population of 36,000, which entitles
her to about 7,000 votes. The city not
only cast all these, but 4,000 besides."
Watson produces proof that the demo-
crats voted bands of repeaters five to
twenty times at SI a vote. He also
claims that a heavy vote from South
Carolina was polled, and shows that
dead men's names on the registration
list voted five and six times apiece.
"The. curious thing about it all,''
sa> s Watson, "!s that the democrats
boast of their frauds. I make out a
clear ca^e of fraud, and the only ques-
tion is, can I get a fa?r jury?"
* *
Attorney General .Jones of the state
of Washington says, "if there was an
election held now in any of the west-
ern states they would be carried by
the populists. ' He says the demo-
cratic party of the west has become
com pi tely disin ejjrated by the posi-
tion the party has assumed. "The
democrats in our section," said Mr.
Jones, ltdo not k ow which of the two
srre.t parties they can trust. They
look at the vote in the house on the
silver question nnd they see that a ma-
jority of both part es are recorded
against silver, and have apparently sur-
rendered their platform on the cur-
rency. It ha made populists of nearly
11 the democrats and enough repub-
licans to give them control of the s ate
of Washington if a vote were to be
taken now. I do not know what
changes time may bring about, but at
present politics in our section seem to
De very much mixed."
PICKET LINE SHOTS.
I. E. Dean, chairman of the people's
party state committee of New York, in
a letter to the Chicago Sentinel, says:
••We are having a landslide in New
York. * * Our S208 per capita mort-
gage debt in this state makes it look
as though we could sympathize with
Kansas."
The experience the machine politi-
cians are having this year all around
the country, and particularly in Iowa
and Nebraska, in forcing upon the
people candidates who a e objection-
able on account of bad records is con-
clusive evidence of an awakening
among the people. Ah, they can't
fool the pe >ple all of the time.
Twenty bales of cotton and 2,">00
bushels of wheat paid the salary of a
congressman in 18CG. To-day it takes
200 bales of cotton and 12,500 bushels
of wheat to pay it, and that's what is
making the planters and farmers just
ma I enoug-h to raise hell as well n.s
cotton and wheat.
Tfce populist camp-fires are blazing
in Ohio. The sta'e committee is giving
assurances that the jjeop'e's party will I corporation lawyers and tools of the
elect representatives in a number of money power to congressif you would
The Journal of the Knights of La-
bor of Oct 5, hud thirteen notices tc
laboring people to "stay away
from as many cities throughoul
the country. Kor that matter even
city in the whol • country might be in
eluded in the list for laborers to *\stav
away" from.
The Washing on Tost wants the
democrats and republicans to get to-
gether and save the country. Thev
are petting together down at Wash-
ington, but not to nave the country,
j Is it possible for < loveland and John
Sherman, Voorhees ana Hoar, ami
their followers to be any closer to-
gether than they are? What's the
l'ost ta king about, anyway?
It has been stated before in these
columus that Milwaukee, Wis., real
ize 1 a profit of $280,120 by ownership
of her ci y water works over and
above the expenses of running the
same, but we state it again to impress
it upon your memory. Nationalism
coming.
• 0
As long as the government of Wash-
ington takes its cues from Wall street
the great common people cannot ex-
pect any relief from the great burdens
weighting them clown. Quit electing
have legislation in your interest
The debate on the Tucker elections
bill in the hou-e is bitterly partisan
It is strange that men of intelligence
cannot see such a discussion is alto-
gether out of place and most especially
at this time. It is plainly evident that
it was precipitated for the purpose of
checking the disintegrating of the
democratic party in the 6outh, caused
by the breaking of the party's solemn
pledges made in the last campaign.
But to all appearances it has lost its
count es, and an aggressive enmpaige
is b ing waged all over the state. I * * *
(rood re orts will coinj from Ohio in ,,e^ a coPy Tom Hent©
November "Thirty Years in the Senate" and read
* * # the history of Andrew Jackson's fight
The Denver Koad wants t ) remove ■ ' rited States bank, and then
the capital from Washington. Nom- 1 measure (irover Cleveland with the
inally Use capital is in Washington, pl'andeur o( "0kl Hickory's" Chirac-
but the mil seat of government is in j ter' antl tllen call Cleveland a democrat
Wall street, and the people sire going j if.vou wil1. hut you dishonor the name
lo move it from there, and don't you ! °' democracy when^you da
forgot it.
The fool-killer occasionally over-
looks or mercifully passes by a few
fellows left to inquire, "how are you
going to settle the ba ance of trade
with foreign c.mutries without gold'."'
The speculat'on as to the content;
of tiov. Northen s communion'ion to 'j
President Cleveland, which drew f rth
his recent silver le.ter, is not likely to |
be gratified. It is b 1 oved to contain
statements hardly advisable to publish j
in print A Georgia member figures
it out thus]r. All the counties in
(Jeoriria w hich have voted since the ac- |
tion of the house on the silver bill j
have either 1 een carried by the popu- !
lists or have shown overwhelming I
H ell, you dear old fellows, who pride
your elv s on vour .leffersonian-.lack-
s >n demo racy, how do you like the new
kind Cleveland - Sherman -Carlisie-
Keed democracy? Well—hush;
hush: What are you cussing about'.'
" le eland no democrat'."' Well, well,
well:
gains for that party. (iov. Northerns
own countv. Hancock, elected a treas-
urer 1 hursday, and, the member
thinks. Gov. No: then wrote that the
indications were tiiat the populists
wou d make serious inroads on the
thousand majority it gave Cleveland
last fall unless some indication were
given of a willingness on the part of
the administration to placate the sil-
ver sentiment of the masses of the
south. Hence the letter from the
... . . President. The returns from Han-
effect on the people. Few people who cock county are awaited with eager-
live in the souto do not know nt8s bv the lico ia ()el eager
that the most glaring frauds are per- - ttion.
petrated to secure democratic success, j The Union Pacific Railroad company
and while, as a rule, they are opposed ' owes the government over 850,000,000,
to any federal interference, whieli does j an<1 some of the old party papers now
not remedy the evil, the patriotic elu- want the government to make the
quence of those tine gentlenen who j company a gift of it. The government
talk free silver andtote against it will I should foree'ose its mortgage, take
not save them from defeat at the next ' possession of the road and run it.
election. ,,, , ~ TT;
, Wk know a silver dollar containing
T.„ , * *, , .. grains of silver is good, or the
lom Watson has filed with the clerk I i ,
, ,. , . ( bondholders would not have put it in
of the house some affidavits and testi- lh„ F '
... . , , , tne late of their bonds as one of the
mony that will tend to show why the , ,
......... J I two kinds of money they would accept
• !ciural Thomas L. Kosser of Yir-
giria. a life-long democrat and well-
..nowu citiz'iB of that state, has left
the democratic party. He can't stand
the Cleveland-Sherman kind. Truly,
Grover Cleveland is doing a grand
work for the people's parly, in driving
many good men out of the democratic
party.
# * *
In .*• an Francisco there are more
than 25,000 men, able and willing to
wo k, idle and starving. The streets
are full of young girls between the
ages of lft and 18 selling their bodies
for bread.
* # *
'i iie governor of California and his
| adjutant-general are getting in readi-
ness for butchering laboring people 1
when the fruit, grain and hop crops
have been gathered, when in army of I
men will be thrown out of employ-
ment. Inquiry by circular sent to the [
militia officers require repeats as lo j
condition of arm-, ammunit on and!
the amount on hand.
I The railroads of this country own
j 111,000,000 acres of land, or enough to
make six ^states as large as Iowa.
| Foreigners own 21,000,000 acres of
land. Every ; :foot of these lands
| should be repossessed by the govern-
j ment AVe may not be ready for con-
fiscation, but it will come as sure as
two and two make four if armed revo-
j lution is forced upon this country.
Reform is In the air: It is as mini up
the form of a contagion and is spread
| ing. I ven in monopol v-cursed, trust
ridden Pennsylvania the Peniisvlva.
j nia rai rod.' uud Slat durdoil province
the populists me holding meetings in
most ot I he counties, and among the
green hills of Vermont the reform
echoes are being heard.
PARTY SUCCtSS.
WHAT DOES IT M AN TO T
MASSkS?
■ p !U I.aft! Anilysla u It Nut ti.en.I
lor IIIDre?
In the light of the present situation
We may well inquire, what i party
* .eeess to the masses of the people?
W e have in this country, apparently
arrayed against each other, two groat
Political parties. In that that is most
important, which affects the interests
Of the masses most, where do they
differ? Since Cleveland and the whole
country, bankers ami all, have eon-
ceded that the money qutstion is the
most Important, ami that it could be
ureatly modified and instant relief
Ifiven by proper legislation, it is well
to consider the itositiou of these two
parties on this question, llave tliev
not united to strike down silver.'
Uo not Cleveland and Harrison
stand together on this all important
issue? Witness John Sherman and
Dan Voorlices marching together to
the music furnished by the fat man at
the white house! See Carlisle turning
political somersaults to get into the
circus ring formerly occupied by the
republicans. The republicans de
monetized silver in 1873. The demo
crats denounced them for it for twenty
years and then done the verv same
thing in 1893.
I here is no change in the financial
policy. 1 lie democrats are simply
"Ping the republicans. On the ques
tion of transportation they do not
differ They both permit the railroad
companies to "tax the traffic all it will
bear" And the people , ay the bills
'There was some talk of a difference on
the tariff, but that has almost sub-
sided. The McKinley bill will prob-
ably go. It could not well be other-
wise. Hut one very near like it will
take its p ace There were pledges of
demo rati • economy, but a r. publican
billion dollar congress is succeeded
by a democratic billion dollar con-
gress. A republican salary grab was
su plcuicntid by a democratic salary
grub. If there was anything mean
that the republican party did, wlllcn
i lie democratic party hits not done, we
haven t heard of it They both he-
long to Wall street, lint don't they
tiller ill anything ' O, yes, honey, we
almust foiyo . 'ihey differ as to who
tight to have their hands in the pub-
lic crib. '1 hey differ as to who should
patriot! ally and patiently draw their
salary and do nothing for the people.
1 hey v;e with each other in their mat!
efforts to serve W all street and its
i.nglish allies. Hence there is a wild
scramble, lint it is not us to who
II patriotically serve the people.
All the part the people are expected to
ty in the drama I, to "vote the
ticket." Aft r that "the people be
l:imncd. Tiiero was a time when
party success meant the success of a
principle. Now it means the distribu-
tion of oll ces—the apportionment of
cial pie. There was a time when
you could tell a man's politics by the
principles lie advocated. Now you
Hi t do it. You know him only by
he badge he wears or the ticket he
votes. Party success means nothing
o the people but a cl ange of post-
nastcrs. For this they will yell till
they are hoarse and vote themselvc
nto poverty and their childien .uo
paupers'graves This is mod a party
suei ess
EDITORIAL RRIEfS,
sun ■ KngiUh money octupus, the
tent teles of which reu. h every civilized
nation of the earth. It would not be
SO bail rl t„ese Shyloaka were not
■tided and altetted by tn« tory partv
that has sprung up in this countj-y
beaded b,- Grover Cleveland, .Itt^n
Sherman, Pan Voorhees iud V®la
Heed.
I.kvy Maycii—notice that a* r«e,
will you?—of i h ia?o says Kng'and
receives annually from the Tutted
Stales by way of dividends and inter-
est - .00,00 V'O that with silver outof
the way there are unlimited amounts
of l.nglish money awaiting invest-
ment in tirst-clas-i American securities.
There can be no question as to the
truth of these statements, au«l now we
want to ask you, reader, how far is
your vote antl influence being given to
the gradual sale of this country
to Knglish Shy locks? And we
waut to ask you if it is
not fair to presume that when so
much Knglish capital is invested here
that tlio men—Knglishmeti. who are
behind it will bo interested in every
legislative enactment in this country
and will seek by every means in their
power to influence legislation in their
favor? You must admit that it is but
fair to presume this, and now what do
you honestly think of n people who
will not only tamely submit, but many
of thein earnestly co-operating, aiding
and abetting these Knglish inonev
sharks in molding systems anu policies,
enacting laws detrimental to our own
people and directly In the Interest of
these foreigners who have no interest
in common with our own people, only
so far as they can systematically rob us?
democrat* don't waut to be watcbed
j in piymect of the same.
Hie Christian at Work, a Phariscs
sheet published in New York, is ter
ribly wrought up over the rerversity
of the silver senators in refusing to
bow to the will of Crover and Wall
street That piper is one included in
the cla s named by .lames Buell in th«
famous "bankers' circular," which
said: "It is advisable to do all in your
power to su tain such daily and promi
nent weekly newspapers, especially
the agricultural and religious press"
# * «
Talk of an honest dollar when it
takes two days' labor, three busheli
of wheat and fourteen pounds of cot-
ton to get it when one day's labor,
one-half to one bushel of wheat and
from four to five pounds of cotton
would have bought the same dollar
some years ago: Are the people to be
always fooled in this matter? No!
J by heavens, no.' The people are waking
.lolin .1. Ingalls snys the gulf be- Between the pension record of the
tween the rich and the poor is growing republican nominee for governor of
wider every day. The Voice of the Iowa, and Gov. Holes'veto of the "in-
I eople at '.aCrosse, Wis., is of the j noeent purchaser bill," the republi-
opinion that "the gulf will probably j cans and democrats in that state are
soon be so wide that the earnings j having a hare, time in explaining mat
of the poor cannot be got across it to ters to the voters in the campaign ik<j
the rich." I
Vookiikks' adjournment of the first
continuous session of the senate created
a panic in Wall street and for a time
the street was paralyzed by the victory
of the silver men The country is not
losing any sleep on account of dis-
turbances in that den of thieves.
Tuk methods whereby ( leveland
and his man Morton were enabled t<
capture the late democratic state con-
vention of Nebraska are gradually be-
ing revealed. The convention was
packed with candidates for postoffices
and other positions, who were given
to understand that the administra-
tion's financial policy must be sustained
by the state convention if they were to
expect any favors from the adminis-
tration. Letters are published that
were sent out by Secretary Wheehan
of the democratic state committee, in
which he gave i',000 candidates for
.'ederal appointments in that state to
understand they must be at the state
convention and stand by the adminis-
tration, and copies of these letters are
made public by M. I). Tiffany, vice-
president of the democratic state
league cf clubs Nobody believed that
that convention voiced the sentiment
of the democrats of Nebraska, and
now that the true inwardness of the
matter is understood it is not surpris-
ing that Congressman llryan and
many democrats have repudiated the
whole thing as a great fraud.
English money barons are playing
one of their old tricks—fomenting
SNAP SHOTS
The Populist, published at Lumber-
ton, N. C., is a new people's party
paper recently launched. The new
parly papers are springing up rapidly,
while in many sections of the country
the old party papers arc dying off. it
is well.
The old party "brands" are getting
so mixed that it is hard to tell t'other
from which. The partition fouces are
.lowi. nn.t Um leaders are mingling
freely together, in the hope that the
common herds will follow, hut there
seems to be more of a prospect for a
stampede of the latter than of their
amalgamation.
# # ♦
Men may be deaf to the appeals of
reason and refuse to listen to argu-
ments, but many of them cannot
evade the issues if they will
for every time their hands go into
their pockets they are reminded of the
fact that money is scarce- the prime
cause of our whole financial troubles.
Scraping the bottom of the Hour
barrel is causing many people to think
now who have been deaf as po.tsto
arguments heretofore.
# # *
There is still some work for the fool-
killer when you hear men say, "Confi-
dence will be restored when it is known
the tariff is not to be disturbed."
# * #
rl he people have voted themselves
into present conditions, and they must
ither vote out or shoot out. Let's
v'e out antl begin this fall.
* # *
Cleveland ought to put his e^- to the
ground. If he don't do so and hearken
he'll soon want to st >p his ears to
shut out the roar coming.
* * *
This is not an off yea. with the
people s party. The populists are
never off. Their campaign will be on
until plutocratic rule [in tta's country
is overthrown.
# # #
The gold bugs tried a freeze out
game in the senate, but their hench
man, Dan Voorhees, was forced to a;
knowledge himself worsted
How does it come that France can
preserve the parity of gold and silver?
Because she recognizes both of them
as money, and silver 15,V to i. She
has a volume of 8800,000,000 of gold
and 8700,000,000 of silver. The govern-
ment treasurer will not honor drafts
payable exclusively i i gold, but re-
serves the right to pay both metals
Well, are we to have something sim-
ilar to the old Connecticut "blue laws?"
It would seem we are tending in that
direction. Up at Spokane, Wash., ac
organization has been formed by
church members to compel people to
attend church under penalty of be ng
black listed.
Wanamaker declares pon honor he
only donated 810,000 to the republ can
campaign of 1888, but hedoesnotdeny
he raised the other #3!i0,000, as it is
said he was instrumental in securing-
8400,000.
* # *
The articles contributed by Prof
Mivert to the Nineteenth Century, en-
titled "Happiness in Hell," have been
condemned by every Catholic diocese
strife in Brazil by covertly inciting j in the United States. That is rather a
rebellion and aiding the insurgents , dangerous doctrine. If people under
with money, with the view of restor- existing conditions in this country
ing the monarchy and thereby add could be made to believe that, manj
strength to a vast volume of Hra/.ilian ! people would wnnt to leave this eartt-
securities held in England. The and go to hell. If hell
same influence is at work in this coun-
try to destroy silver and bring us to a
fold standard in the interest of this
^5 anv worn*
than this country is now under pluto-
cratic rule, they, ol course, will prefer
to stay hero.

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