The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 7, Ed. 2 Friday, November 5, 1897 Page: 4 of 6
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THE CHANDLER NEWS.
pound itMS fi[ m.
GEORGE'S DEATH COMPLI-
ODDS ON VAN WYCK GO UP.
Father MoOIynn !'< ?• a Reanttful Trlb-
nle to IIU I'Piiil Friend and lilt
I'hlloiophy — Bourke Cocliran's
Eulogy and Ff#ri — The
Are all Complete.
New Yors, Nov. 1.—Political lead-
ers are all at sea to-day as to the prob-
able political effect of the untimely
death of Ilenry George, and, though
the managers of each of the parties
are making- claims for the great mass
of voters whom Mr George s demise,
It is conceded, will cause to desert the
Jefferson Democracy, no one really
credits the claims, no matter how
moderate. In fact, all is more uncer-
tain now than ever.
There seems reason to believe, never-
theless, that many thousands—it is
impossible in the present chaotic situ-
ation to even estimate the number—
will vote for Seth Low, Citizens'union
nominee, because he, far more than
Mr. George's son, represents the j reat
•pirit of opposition to bossism.
Tammany is makin^ many loud
claims that thousands of Democratic
voters who were attracted to Mr.
George, partly by his personality and
partly because he was believed to rep-
resent W. J. Bryan more nearly than
Van Wyck, will return to their old al-
legiance and vote for Van VVyck next
Tuesday. Against this, however, it is
pointed out that Van Wyck no more
nearly fills the requirements of these
voters now than before Mr. George's
death, ana there are many who be-
lieve that thousands of such voters
will stay at home rather than sup-
Whatever force there mav be in all
this, it is a f r* that in the betting
Van Wyck has gained more than Low
by the newer cond'tions. The latest
quotations are as follows: Van Wyck
vs. the field, 5 to 2; Van Wyck vs. Low,
14 to 5; Van Wyck vs. Tracy, 7 to 1;
Low vs. Tracy, 2 to i.
FATHER M'GLYNN'S SORROW.
When Father McGlynn was taken
Into the room where Henry George
lay dead he burst into tears. After-
ward he said:
"Henry George died as Abraham
Lincoln died. Lincoln was assassin-
ated just after his great wor'- of sav-
ing the union was consummated. It
was said that he was mercifully
spared the petty annoyances and bick-
erings of *he reconstruction period.
Henry George was struck down by
fate in the zenith of his powers. But
the great work that he inaugurated
will go on. As a man and a philoso-
pher it will be long before his like
will be seen again. His goodness and
gentleness singled him out among all
men, and, with others, I almost wor-
When l)r. McGlynn was able to
think calmly over his recent inter-
course with the dead man he recalled
that his friend bad frequently ex-
pressed to him his premonitions that
his '-iid was approaching.
Later Father McGlynn paid this
tribute: "I do not think that it is
merely the enthusiastic language of a
devoted friend to say that as the provi-
dence of God raised up a Washington
to be the father of his qpuntry and
! endowed him with such gifts anil gave
I him such experiences that lie might
[ well believe that without them the re-
public would not have been achieved,
; as in a similar crisis the rare gifts and
I character of a Lincoln were so plainly
j providential that none but men with
little faith i*1 God could doubt that he
j had been pupared for and sent upon
a mission by the Father in Heaven;
| so Heury George, by his extraordinary
gifts and career showed that he was
j marked out by the providence of God
J to be a foremost leader and teacher in
the work of emancipation of the
masses of men everywhere from an
j industrial slavery too often worse and
i more galling than mere chattel slav-
j ery, and to hasten the coming and to
perpetuate the duration, not merely
of a larger and more perfect American
union of states, but of the common-
wealth of the United States of the
"Well snaTl it be for us Americans
if we shall not be recant to our oppor-
I tunities and if tne masses of the Amer-
j ican people shall accepf the teachings
j of Henry George. The only alterna-
J tive to such acceptance is a constant
deterioration, ever increasing political
corruption, enc-mous increase of sor-
did monopolies, the building up nere
of unprecedented and brutal aristoc-
racy of wealth and the constant-
ly increasing impoverishment of
the masses of the American peo-
j pie. If the wonderouslv beautiful
I philosophy of Henry George shu.ll not
be accepted in practice, later genera-
tions of Americans, if not our own
generation, will surely be doomed to
see the oppressed masses, brutalized
1 by their poverty and enthrallinent,
rise up to vengeance and perhaps use
unwise and abhorrent measures for
the righting of their wrongs: that on
a larger scale, much greater numbers
of men might more than repeat the
horrors of the French revolution.
"I myself am no politician. I am a
clergyman, and, I hope, not lacking in
patriotism and humanity, and what I
have said and my attitude toward Mr.
George, so far from being inconsistent
with mv religion, are largely dictated
by my religion Itself—namely, tho re-
ligion of Him who fslt compassion for
the multitude and who taught us to
pray fcr the coming upon earth of a
kingdom of peace and perfect justice
and brotherhood, which ho did not
disdain to call the kingdom of heaven
COCKRAN'S TRIBUTE AND FEAR.
Fully 1,500 people gathered in the
Grand Central palace to hear W.
Bourke Cockran, ex-Tammany leader,
speak in support of the Republican
state, city and borough candidates.
He was applauded generously when he
made his app a,-«nce on the platform.
Mr. Cockran began: "The death of
Mr. George has introduced a new com-
plication into this campaign of many
changes and perplexities. A great
figure has fallen. A great shadow en-
wraps this town. The fierce notes of
contention are softened by the tones
of sorrow. One of the most conspic-
uous opponents of the candidate
whom I support has been laid low
by the hand of death. While we
all condemn his theories, we all
respect his virtues. We opposed his
platform but we confess his sincerity.
We have assembled :o-night to do bat-
tle against the doctrines which he
preached, but before we proceed with
the business of the evening we pause
an instant to pay tribute to his mem-
ory. Honest men, patriotic citizens,
know how to respect the virtues and
courage of an opponent."
Mr. Cockran then said that the fight
was for the security of property and
the prosperity of industry, begun last
year, and on again. He declared that
natioual issues could not be excluded
fror.1 this campaign and said: "If
either Van Wyck or Low is elected,
the delegates from the empire state
will go to the national convention
supporting a re-adoption of the
Chicago platform There will not be
one dissenting vote in the whole as-
semblage. Already every state in the
Union and every city and county
in evory state except Maryland,
has adopted resolutions reaffirming
the revolutionary program of Chicago
and .pledging once mora allegiance
with Bryan. V/itn one-third of the
delegates of 1891 opposing that propa-
ganda of anarchy and confusion the
Western and Southern delegates rode
rough-shod over them and conducted
such a canvass as that which para-
lyzed business * last year. Are they
likely to hesitate when every state in
the union has surrendered to the Pop-
ulist coi .ol of the Democratic organ-
ization and when Bryan or some per-
son mor« advantageous than he shall
once more be a candidate on a plat-
form more violent than that of 1896?"
HE DIED FOR HIS CAUSE.
Nkw iTork, Nov. 1. — Dr. Montague
R. Leverson, a neighbor of Mr. George
and his friend for nineteen years,
| says: "On the day Mr. George was
debating whether to accept the nom-
ination for mayor, I was walking
along tbe shore road with him. He
was then recovering slowly from the
atta-k of apoplexy he had had. In
speakin" of the nomination he asked:
'If I acc' pt, what is the worst that
can i apper. to me?' I replied. 'Since
you ai.k 1 will tali you. The campaign
may be fatal to you.' He replied,
'Well, I must die sometime. How can
I die better than for humanity? Be-
sides, so dying would do more for
the cause than I could were I to live.'
'If that is your feeling,' 1 said, 'I have
not anything to say.'"
Hamlin Garland, the chairman of
the George funeral comm'Hce, said to-
day that the body of the d&nd leader
would be t.irfcn to the Gr -.d Central
palace sometime this evening. The
service will be non-sectarian, he said,
although there possibly will be some
officiating clergyman. Oae of these
very probably will be the llev. Dr. Ed-
ward McGlynn. Dr. McGlynn will
not attend the service as a priest, but
as a citizen and friend of the dead
The funeral car will start from the
Grand Central palace at 7 o'clock on
Sunday evening and proceed via the
Brooklyn bridge to the Brooklyn city
From the Brooklyn city hall the
body will be escorted as 1 - as the
home of Mr. George at d'or'.. Hamil-
ton. There the body will remain
until Monday afternoon when the in-
terment will be made in (i-ecnwood
cemetery in a grave alongside of Mr.
George's dead daughter, Mrs. Atkin-
GEORGE MOURNING BUTTON.
New York, Nov. 1—Before Henry
George had been dead ten hours two
mourning buttons as substitutes for
the gay rooster emblems were on the
market, and many of the dead leader's
followers art. vearing thim. One con
tains Mr. Ge~ir<re's likeness and is in-
scribed: ' Henry George; born Sep-
tember 2, 1835); died, October 29, 1897."
On the other is the inscription: "In
memoriam, Henry George."
JOHN P. ALTGELD'S EULOGY.
Indiana Mineral Springs, Ind.,
Nov. 1.—Ex-Governor John P. Alt-
geld of Illinois, in commenting on
George's death, wrote:
"Henry George was one of the great
men of the age, and he m^de a deeper
impress1 a on the economic thought
of this o intry than any other man.
"He war pure, brave and patriotic,
and always on the side of justice and
struggling humanity, nis fame will
grow brighter with time.
"Nationally, his death will not af-
fect the Democratic party."
For Ashu ul tins: Ills Daughter.
St. Joseph, Mo,. Nov. I.—Thomas
Worrell of Polo. Caldwell county, Mo.,
was brought to this city to-day in the
custody of an officer from Polo, where
Worrell will be called upon to answer
to the charge of having committed a
criminal assault upon his own daugh-
ter, the latter being about 11 or 12
years of age. Worrell is 35 years of
age and a laborer.
The list af dead in the Hudson river
wreck has been reduced to twenty.
John Piester of Iola, Kan., commit-
ted suicide because of domestic
A lively fight over the chainless bi-
cycle is in prospect for manufacturers.
INDIANS ON WARPATH-
Violation of Colorado liame Laws Leads-
Dknver, Colo., Nov. 1.—The game
wi'r^en's office to-day received the fol-
low <t dispatch, dated October 28,
from Game Warden Little, at Meeker:
"Indians reported gathering in large
numbers on the Colorado side of the
Blue mountains. Settlers greatly'
alarmed. Affairs look very threaten-
Immediately upon the receipt of the
dispatch, Governor Adams called upon
General Otis, and held a consultation
on what to do in the emergency.
From tbe tenor of the dispatch, it ap-
pears that the Utes left in Utah are
; rushing eastward to the assistance of
I their brethren.
At first the accounts received from
the Ute outbreak were confusing and
tended to show that the wardens were
fired upon by the Indians. Later de-
velopments, however, go to show that
the game wardens were the aggres-
Methodist Laymen Organize.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 1.—For the
first time in the history of the state,
Methodist laymen of Wisconsin met in
separate convention to-day and af-
fected a permanent organization for
1 the Methodist laity of the state to be
kno\yn as the Wisconsin Laymen's as-
sociation. The. convention adopted a
! resolution expressing the demand for
j the laymen throughout the state for
equal representation with the clergy
in the general M. E. conference.
Monament Fand Started.
New York, Nov. J.—The World haa
opened a fund for the erection of a
memorial to Henry George. Joseph
Pulitzer subscribed $1,000, Mayor
Strong 850, Mayor P. J. Gleason, of
Long Island City, 850, and Charles
Steckler, leader of the Manhattan
"Lanky Hob" Is Now an Elk.
Kokomo. Ind., Nov, 1.—The Marion
Lodge of Elks initiated Pv ilist Bob
Fitzsimmons on Tuesday night, but
their charter will be forfeited if they
do not at once expel "Lanky Bob."
More Striker* Arrested.
Pittsm-ro. Pa., Nov. 1.—Thirty-five
striking miners were arrested to-day
near the Oak Hill mines of the New
York and Cleveland Gas Coal company,
charged with unlawful assemblage at
Thirteen Miners Killed.
Torres, Mexico, Nov. 1.—A disas-
trous explosion occurred in the Ama-
rillas shaft of the Grand Central mine
at Minas Priestas. Thirteen men were
killed outright and three sustained
probably fatal injuries.
An Insane Girl's Crime.
Mexico, Mo , Nov. 1.—Miss Lizzie
Gibson, daughter of T. Gibson, of this
city, became insane and tried to kill
her little babv brother. She was
turned over to the sheriff.
New Klevators for St. Joseph.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 1.—Two ele-
vators of 700,000 bushels capacity will
be erected here, according to the
statement of a grain man to-day.
Ran*a. City Grain and I.lve Stnnlc.
Hard Wheat —No. 1. 87^880; Na 2, 87c;
Na a. 84'4c No. 4, 82Hc; rejected, 77c.
Sof t Wheal—No. 1. 96c No. 2. 96c: Na
8,91^c No. 1, H7<r>88c; rejected, 8IK&85.
Spring Wheat—Na 2, 83tfc; No 3, 81cs
rejected. 7ti <r.7Hc.
Corn—Mixed—No. 2. 23^:: Na 3. 23ci
Na 4. 2lHc. White cora—Na 2 '_'3y4'" Na
8, 2354c: No. 4, 21V422c.
Oats -Mixe i—Na 2. 18Hc: Na 3 17*c; No.
4 16c. White oats—Na 2, 20c; No. 3 19c
No. 4, lsy9c.
Rye—Na 2, 41'/sc; Na 3, 40c; Na 4, 39c.
Bran—47'/4c in 100-Ib sack-i
Hay — Choice prairie, $7.00: Na l
16.60: Na 1, «5. 50 Na .i, 35.00;"
choice timothy. 8.50 Na 1, 88.00;
Na 2 9 7.00 choice clover, mixed.
16.50@7 00: No. 1, $5.5086,00; pure
Clover, $5 50^6.00: packing, $3 50fb4.00:
wheat straw, $3.5,email@example.comJ; oat straw 13.50
Cattle-Receipts, 839: calves, 19; shipped,
8,706 cattle; 317 calves. The market was*
llow and dull.
SbiPBinu and dressed beef steers. S4.0C/
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Gilstrap, H. B. & Gilstrap, Effie. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 7, Ed. 2 Friday, November 5, 1897, newspaper, November 5, 1897; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc116982/m1/4/: accessed October 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.