The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 145, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 13, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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A I'ersoual Hkcl«-li <> 1 I Ik- MciiiIhts <>l Hit1 Council til
llie Third Lt'girtluliv«* AnhciiiIjI.x ol Oklahoma.
HOW THEY ARE SEEN IJY OTHERS.
fERRY, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, ij, 1895.
Highest of all in Leavening Tuwer.—Latest U.S. Gov't Report
J V. N. GREGORY, Prw.
V. O T
BANK of PERRY
CAPITAL, - - - $50,000
I he Gentlemen Who Made the Laws in the Upper House of th5 decent
firrltorlil Lfftisiaturo ri• • r Individual Ohirsctirlitidi ind 1 *• ■ •
Work - a Frimdly Pm Plcturi Drawn tor Thilf M my
Fnerds by One Who Had Ample Opportunity to
Study the Men and Make a Just Estimate
ot 111 e Individual Members.
There is a fierce litfht that h.-at' on
public tueu. It U the scrutiny of the
people and the jealou . - f opponent
This light is like the sun. while it i
the very hreath of life to soine Mora.
it is the death of others Many a
plant that flourishes in the r>had> <ov<-
and retreats of the break or forest,
wlnui exposed to the full heal of ti.
not ill day sun wither- and many a
man who moves in the private walks
of life a worthy citizen, having the re-
spect and esteem of his neighbors.
when brought before the are of the
public, fails the t«-st and 'i ^es «>tt
the stage in eoufus:on and hutnil: t.
The third legislative assembly of ti
lahoma has come and gone and esti-
mates have aud are being made of its
caliber and composition in en-cinb.«■
The tirst pride of a people i« to eie«-t
representative men to it legislature
They desire that the nun s«-.«vted
shall be a fair aud flattering sample of
those who elected them. 'J he people
do not always succeed in doing this.
many a legislative body, by the freak-
of some local discontent that makes
men vote as in revenge of all estab-
lished and accepted principles ' infe-
rior to the electors It can be said
with pride that the council— the upper
house—of the third legislature just ;
adjourned, was a flattering represent- ^
alive of the people of Oklahoma and force 0f a [ tju.
fully reflected tne peculiar phases of; territory w
its composition. In its mate ,• it. wt
seeu from the start that i' was u • '
(Jreeks in theseigeof Troy,his wisdom
was so manifestly superior that he was
declared to be under the inspiration of
a special diet v Senator Scott was
conceded by the conticil, and it is no
disparagement to any other member,
as the painstaking, conscientious,
scholarly member of that body When
he proposed a chance in the iutelli-
gent reading of ;i bill, his recommend-
ation was acceeded without any ques
tion He v on bj U.. .;; one. it ira
not by the forcing of a prodigious per
Minality but by the reason, sense, \\
dom. and eloquence of his remarks
that he won. When occasion came
like that of the measure of non capita!
punishment, which lie espoused, and
the athletic bill, which he opposed,his
speeches rose to the true uhrnitv of
• •rations equal t > that delivered in any
forum, state or national, in the land,
lie made no tlash reputation: hut it
was the steadiness of his work and
charac cr that won.
Carrying Senator Doom's comparison
fartiier, there if. no doubt but the aplii
cation of his figure «>f speech ifitting
to Senator o. li i .'gati- If Mr .Scott
was the Ulysses, he was indeed the
Achilles of the council Having been
a member of the preceding legislature,
he wa • acknowledged by his collcagm s
to be the best parliamentarian of the
hotly. With this he had the strategy,
the adroitness and the daring on-
slaught of the great hero. He i* a
natural leader of men. aud had at all
times the reserve power necessary to
carry a point or a measure lie vas
au assiduous worker, and his knowl
edge of public affairs was such that, he
f resource*. The final
eh a revolutionary fee
usure, iu which all the
jouutv oflicers of the
opposition, fully at-
;e of s
pacific than either of the
It was a thinking, workin
results of its work arc fully up t<> ex-
pectancy. It is conceded on cveiy
hand that most of the necch-ary legis-
lation has been accomplished and the
statutes pruned of its errors b\ faith-
ful work in repeals and substitution of
Comparisons are odious, but encom-
iums are pleasant There has never
been a more harmonious legislative
body than the council. There was ut
no time any friction or bad feeling
among the members. Its complexion
was republican by one muj >rity at
lirst. There was
force aud ability to
and ideas to a sue-
\ot only that, but
ii. ''er took occasion
f time i . deliver a set
contest for one
speech, he was oo«* of the uiot i tfb
• pient men on the fluor a very Dem>
thenes of impassioned speech.
The generous, the warmhearted,
large brained, ample bodied, chival-
rous member of the hou • was Senator
George D. Oruer. Like King Arthui V
hit lance was always for the rij^lii
When occasion demanded he would
rise in his might aud striking right
and left, would lay everything low
around. It was the fairness and earn-
estness of his remarks coupled with a
volume of ideas, hurled with a mighty
force that won for him when he be-
anie wrought into ful1 action. Th
populist seat, l he popultsta were not w .n. lmu s ..vhen the lobby pronounced
only treated fairly by the republican best man in the council. As
committee having tne contest In |^t|fmin t , t|,,. judiciary committee,
charge, and afterwards in the open u kll , liar , nf-.1.1 the ni.-i import
house, but more than fairly. it was I bills; and no member ever com-
saitl at the time, they leaned s« ; pla.'nc«l that anv of th n •• • re p '-on
strongly toward justice that thej bent Joled or discr ninated against He
backwards agamst their own interests ! wi,. ri.lurn lo \^\s Oon> tituents with
There wasbutjonedemocratic member: lju,ir ful, .ipprotmt <>f his a In
'••the was treated bo magnanimously I the county seat remoya scheme he or*
on the construction of committt and g , i)bine b 1 ' ' '■ invio-
afterwards in support of his measure!
that he expressed the sentiment him-
self that he Bometiincs forgot th.at he
w as not with the maj irit party
There were four populists, but one of
them was accorded to be the father of
the council, and the others had all the
consideration of any members on tlu-
gtble i lat if the bill hntl « ver reached
his house it would haye struck a
If Senators Scott and Fegan were
j the I lysses and Achilles of the b tly.in
las fitting figure was Senat r 11. I)
Kaker the Hercules. He v. the
| man of strength—a giant—of such
force that when he to a n ti nn >th-
of iVrry. is a
At tirst fclght
ly what lit- is.
e aud ample
'red ami mild,
•n showed him
time a mern-
s and pinched
ou In his lair I
s. In tht/s-
i voice into u
migh an oppoJ
t and in Ue i
His broad, placid f;
dome of head gave out
that lie was easy inant
I*tit a few da>. , of •
up otherwise The tir
her stepped tin hi* t«
them lit* roused up a
that proved danger
moods he WOll'd li ft li
mock heroic and go th
nent like a Kansas bli/./.ard
the shanks of one of its
There was a pitch to his v«
that of a player of a flute iu
the Moorish palace in the
IMaisance ot the worlds fa
w« ultl make furious tiie p<
whom it wt s en a
hard for him to ket p 1
Holes worned hard foi
for the people of the
He atlv .eated. with th
u appropriation to
°f her matters in < ded
appropriation to place
ing the ' Free Home
i/.ed in the new counti
strenuously for the iu
his city ot Perry. i
measure.-, received the
was in him. His c )iiatituent% t-a
but lie satisfied wit i• his worfc
Senator t.'andy was the it>st t>
come a member of th >'ouncil« ha
gained his s. ut i ; . litest; b'i
proved that while waiting t ir th
ctsion of the contest he watched
proceedings of th • house, for iuiq
atel/ upon his elect.ou h
work and b ore .i week
up with aft i i -> an l tn ; ii
imprint upon legislatio
claimed to bean orator: o.it when he
had a point to make he ma * it and sot
down. lie. however, watched and
orked earetu ly wht n it ims
t«i make a tight for hif* couuty he did it
insuch an able manner ti • t he aston-
ished eyerybudy. lie gene* . -d things
so well that lie passed the bo. through
the council giving the city of Alva a
normal school; ami had it nH been the
last evening of the session, N ickers
would have got it passage iu the
house. For this anil other things he
returns to h.. constituents with t^e r
a p probation.
Senator Robert Hay was the solitary
figure of the democratic p
council and that p.trty is i
hiin and his popularity t ia
were not voiceless
sidering that resp
indeed be compare*
ried the world upon hir
V'ice would be correct.
Senator Spencer w a the I'etTer « #
the council, (le seldom spoke, and
when he tlitl, it was uu st>iu ' measure
of g Mieral principle* He pleaded at
all limes f.-r the people Though not
it talkc. it was found out he could
• rite out excellent arguments during
the proct s* of debate, which he wouKl
read in answer.
It Wt.uhl n« t he fair to mention a
1 body oTiii um\ out the
c crks and mt, Chief Clerk K.
owu inatle an excelle nt oflicer,
w11• Mantis the rec >rtl i* safe.
- 'nit « lerk .1. i . Hoflius a
eici d read.*r aud an able clerical
• tit .it-arms • .il Oruer, maile a J
• ••I tin.I a •.-o.ninodatiiig oflicer. 1
Frank l'routy. the assistant
J V. N (RlttuKY, F. W fARHAR, ▼. 0. TALBLiLT.
UliO. S. HARTLEY, J. T. LAFFKUTY
I his Hank has the latest improved safe with automatic boll
work. Also a fire proof vault.
T. M. KKHAKriSON, |). L.. KICHAKOSON. * I. M. klCHARUSON,
l'rosldeni. Viee-Hre lilent.
rands and full
The third 'ogl
and gone. The
[MCtui'4*. Kaeh i
nin acts i i his (
k to run er-
duties iii a
itive btidy bus come
j«)\ •• if, but a partial
inber must stand by
i.tituency. Hut the
^*iet ♦ i-about
First State Bank.
Perry, Ok In.
-HtcJittNEY 'I'd ( M
Double time lock safe and fire proof vault.
General - Banking - Business.
Ik id ~—T—
M*i -| l ! .. \
right t*^ i
lake hi* .. . . "
• oincial s .'iiaturi
i •. : i ,
o be car-
C ^ ors and ( igars of the best Imported and Domestic
• • at . <" " V "t !■;
regent bill and the aivtl
and sent tliein to the secre-
ti re at pressure was brought to bear
on the governor to have him veto
council bill No. 1. l'egan's fee ami sal-
ary bill,-but to no avail, and it is now
.1 law and the territory will reap great
profit from its wise provisions.
The tit'.«' of the two unsigned billa i«
problematical, aud time alone will re-
veal what is in store for th«m.
iu the |
t .t its ha Is
■ memory. Con,
bility, he could
Atlas, who car-
up -it hi. . 1* v
uat th repufdici
ly voted witn ti
a ud it is indeed tr
The peMoael of th* body had all the'°rc«that whenihetooKa bom nn t.,-
Tarvlog typea ..f a ooamopoHtafi ctvll- J?*0 v,", , i \
izaUon Itraaohad i the farmerUh" artandknowledge .f public W
to aeholar, from th* t-rtiary to ,hr H.- hird •.. ! ,-M"- I.-'..in
sublunary, from tin- fundamental lulP"1'"" I,. 1 'V'.'f. f r' ]
the ornamental, from the earnate to Lj1* "L". :l
the cultured l«nd of apeech that la InTln-
That a man sometimes irets a thing « Me. It might be aald of him aa of
in recognition of hi* fitness. «aa mu^ Cromwe lthat hiavei^ lackol atiguage
tratedbv the selection ..f P^mamy tntruMV. and
Pitaar, of ffl B*II0, aa president of the P?n?®Ts-. t
e.mneil. Hiaoature £ itrong, poai- th* landof the Ulilputlans.he would
lite and sansulae. U* wa* St. sweep thing* before bimlike a sum
order and command. He bas self " ' y , 111
udene... tact and expedition. S,..„uv," >*£
aa th* North god Wen, h* yet con- t ■ , He advocated from begin
tains himself iu the wlldaat hurrl-1two things- ec« otov. re-
cane and Ins hand holds steadily t he ' Irc.ehinen I of expenses and aid f..r
rudder and guides the craft. A bundle lllL' P1'0!1
of nerves, not very large, he has the As s. me pointed quality makes
head of a Madusa. Ills shaggy eye the outline and Indii d
brows lower or radiate according to a man. senator t. '1. l'rout \ .- « ; i. !
the inward mood, aud his dark brown quality w as a sa>^ i -ions and w:.t jhful
eyes look dangerous and forbidding or I conservatism. He made no long
inviting and benign. He is a hypno- i speeches, but he looked out ; > th
tist of men. that once seen is never J people's interests generally and t
forgotten. He is praised on every I soldiers' interests especially. i
hand as the best presiding oflicer of j temperament he was a w at !«iu . n i.
the upper house of anv egislative botlv ; san and advticate It. w • t o.'-vr
in Oklahoma* Not only that, but be ons for any opp sition m«
was brilliant upon the Ho?*' Speech too far in his wild spec > .t ! • ; 1
with him was as easy as thought, it
was mazy, sinuous and rclcutb vs ii
its force. When he struck it was a.s
the bite of a python.
Of the men on the floor it was said
at oue time,in praise,by Senutor lit . n,
that Senator A. C. Scott was the I ly •
•jes and Senator Fegan the Achille ot'
the senate. The tribute desired to be
paid Senator Scott was that he w is the
wise advisor of the council. Though
Ulysses was no less a tighter than other
what the captain thought t . j(it.
lie V.'eu d p. ■ I. «• Up 'I • e II 1 1. ■ ti
hawk, and if he did not brii:. down
the prey, would rnflV- hi- p t.mcs in
such a manner that, he would i?e glad
to retreat. Thn captain did valuable
service for hi - district and wutiil have
done more, and dc-ind t ). but when
it came to the question o; his special
interest at the expen*c of ihe ;roi.cral
good of the territo. he gave up the
special benefit like a brave and coura-
s he in all his ideas, measures and
demands that he seldom found any op-
position He is a mild mannt ied man,
who yet looks out of his t \ e in a v. nv
that makes a man eta*ions ot l is
repartee. He does not talk at great
length, but what he says counts, be-
cause it is said with earnestness ami
conviction. He creates confidence in
what he v, •, because he does not say
too much ami because what he does
generally proves the right information
aud th« wisest thin - to do. Such is
Senator Ray: and the republican ta-
pers have done him great r just <
than the democratic organs. He
championed and got the bill passefl
through the council making a soldiers'
home of Fort Supply: anil if congress
cedes it to Oklahoma.-the people of hi-
district can thank him for the deed,
iis well as representative Ilradtiehl,
who originated it and got the measure
through the house.
The populist party like all things, iu
• ii • ? to e\.tuition. Whale r y
be saitl of their theories otherwrise,
the four p-.pulittt members of t he coun-
cil were not of the traditional stripe as
to being wiul or wooly. Ti.ey were
earnest, conscientious num. working
for measures anil means as they saw
them. Senator Doom, their leader,
was respectfully termed the 'al: t. t
the council by the republicans: and at
no time did he loose that ti kttei
pelation. ilis former legislator e\
periencc helped him out and made a
man of influence from the bc_rinnieg
Though o'd. he was a vigor us de-
bater and on occasions launched tint
into a full Hedge speech, quoting copi
.ously from history anil the literatures.
His counsel was always pacitic aud in
the interest of harm niy.
Senator Allan w. s of a different
chatacter i i4s j u g, imp at ■ .
ami full of life, lie would tight like a
young Spdrtan one miuute, bat the
moment he su« down it was all over,
lit- never i: i> iied a- sting Q minute.
He is a man of earnestness that almost
bee itncs tyranical at time^, so that he
often s ems to advo. ate liberty illiber-
ally. But when not in « • jate or when
realizing the warmth t f ... . tight
would . mile iu the middle of it and j
quit. He is a young man who will b>
lit ard iH-ttin within his party.
Senator Tanker.-,,ey u the f irm
P<ipulist ot • ■ '' # liu. •
at :>11 time t' t'.i. lifTuv ' > t
farmer element. [Lis is an earnes
ct>nscientious nature that thinks t\. •
before it speaks or a-1 ;. li sue
means he was abl'i t t generally hi >
the right side of measures, lie coul.
detect a flaw in a., argument or a l:.l
as quick as uny body and orasv att
tion tti it. X.'i law technaHlies h
would pleasautly refer to
Soott and Rj;, 8a his legs.
being perfectly satistied that their ad-1
moved to quash the indictments aid
after aide arguments the court sni
ta il'-*1 the motion uiul dismi--ed tlie
case. I'nited states Attorney Brooka
appeared for the prosecution.
Harper Cunninghati has tiled Ii'ih
resignation as receiver for the De-
Steiguer property and his successor
w ill be appointed in the morning, Mr.
Cunnin.ham'a accounts will be exam-
ined and approved and his bond re-
Foreign UlviUendH Tiix ib!< ,
Washington*. March J-.'. The tre
ury titlicials have decided that <li
tlends received by a resident
of the I nited States from eorptii-atitins,
foreign or otherwise, doine business
wholly without the United States, and
office and property
tates, nuist hi ic
having its pi ineipal
out of the L*nited :
turned u.s income.
11 It Tougue Paralyzed i13 a Slunk,
Salisbi itv, Mo. March l:: - \\
Howard, who runs the electric li ut
plant of this city, while starting up
the machinery yesterday was struck
by a current and knocked insensible.
His tongue i paralyzed and there ia
hut very little hope of his recovery.
1 Hat l\ i
feared that thev art
tlliihest Honors—World's . • r
Brands will be Found at this
^ -OANT RESORT m
in rju rrUy iu
For Purity arm A«e are not Excelled, If equullod In the Country.
1 onvenient Side Kooius and Courteous j
i Sixth Street East
<it thru;. Okla.. March 13—(Special. |
lu the district court, on the. federal
side, the case of the United States 1
I.. DeSteiguer was on trial for a de-
ulllc.r. Wl .'alcation in connection with the de-
J**n ' cratit.- j '} *s"'1^'onal ''auk of which he was
,, i; 1 president, and also for violation of e#r
aimo;,. , ! tain fetleral statutes.
democratic] - •* ^♦one and Harper Cun-
tliat so fair j ntngham, attorneys for An . t;e 3ieigut-r
JHK GENTLEMAN'S PLAGE.
ON'LV THL. FINEST PROCUKABLK WHISKIES.
AND OTHER LIQUORS AND CIGARS
The Only Patist Uohemlam Beer and the best Equipped
Biliif* rd and Pool Hail j/i the City
inn-; TI Rj^ 1 ,x<JI i A.TS'CtHS.
Sixth Street, ltetween t anu 1) St.
Val Blatz Beer
IS ACKNOWLEDGED HY EVERYONE TO BE
T h R qI ^"'ie Refreshing;,
ucibL, The Most Palatable.
ihe Choicest Upon this or any other Market.
The best Establishments Keep it on Draught.
Hewett &. Munroe, Agents,
—Depot Hoard of Trade Saloon,
Seventh St. Between Ii 'uid C.
Perry, O 1'.
rli school building
li It was caused
ii t • laboratory.
Cooped ( p.
> :«•■■--IA 1 —A S >t*
tage says that the
is on tire. Twenty
the shaft an<J
Stillwater and Perrv
Leave Perry at l o'clock dailj-. arriving at Stillwater at 4 p. m,
Leaves Stillwater at 8 o'clock daily, arriving at Perry at 11:30 a. m.
LEAVE OkDERS A'l I HE Bi:LE POINT RESTAURANT,
On 7th St. Between li and C FARE $1 00
.1. l-\ Adams, Prop,
a o ihe People of the Gitv of Perry,
and the Whole Country: Come to
MOST PERFECT MADE.
| ApureGr.17: of Tartar Powder Kre?
■rs, | Ammonia, Alum or ai y ether adulter
40 YEAP.S THE STANDA?a3.
And Select Your Ninceand Fancy
Choice Apples. Orangt ?, Sananaa, and Lemons
Dried fruit a specialty, and beyond all never forget the Poor
Washer Woman's for Soaps, is the woman's delipht. Our stock
•■f Tobaccos is unparalled—twenty-seven different kinds. Come
ad select. Cigars and Cigarettes in stock to suit price and taste.
Don't forget the place on the . *
Cor. ol Exchango and C. St. the Mam llioro ghfarc--fne treat City £i Petr>
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