The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, December 19, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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SENATOR QUAY MAKES
A Report on the Omnibus
State capital Bureau, 6t0 14th St.
Washington, Dec, 12—Senator
Quay says: "I do not believe that de
lay can defeat the omnibus bill. I
believe tnat friends of that bill will
stand by it. The influence being-
used will not affect our case. The
vote may be held off for a month,
but when taken, it will show a ma-
jority for the omnibus bill."
Concerning the proposed caucus,
Senator Quay said: "It seems strange
that 28 or 30 republican senators
should want to hold a caucus to over
rule a republican national conven-
There is no change in the state-
hood situation, except that Senator
Allison tonight says: "1 find some
grave doubts concerning the ad-
visability of having a caucus. The
substitute bill will repuire consider-
able discussion before a vote can be
Senator Quay's Report.
State Capital Bureau 610 14th St.
Washington Dec, 12—In explana-
tion of the position he has taken and
in defence of the republican sena-
tors whom he expects to vote with
him. Mr. Quay has submitted a
remarkable document to the senate.
The Pennsvlvania senator advised
with no one. The democratic mem-
bers of the committee who thought
they were acting in harmony with
him did not know that he intended to
submit a separate report on the sub-
ject. In defense of his attitude Sen-
ator Quay submitted the following.
'"The republican national conven-
tion of 1SI00 unanimously adopted a
resolution favoring home rule for
and the early adminission to state
hood of New Mexico Arizona and
Oklahoma. President Roosevelt was
a delegate to that convention. There
were also present as delegates .Sen-
ators Beveridge, Fairbanks, Burton,
McCoraas, Lodge, Nelson, Gallinger,
T C I'iatt, Depew, Pritchard Ilans-
brough, McCuiube, Foraker Penrose,
Qua> , Kearns, Warren and C. D.
Clark. Senator Gillinger was on the
sub-committee which passed on the
resolution and reported it from the
committee on resolutions. The
amendment reported by the majority
of the committee on territories pro-
vides for the admission of Oklaho-
ma in conjunction with the Indian
territory as a ,ingle state and ex;
eludes from statehood New Mexico
and Arizona. in respect to these
last named territories it is a direct
violation of the pledge made bv the
republican platform. No resolution
was ever adopted in any convention
of any party for the assimilation of
the Indian territory in any form to
the body of the states. No such
proposition was ever seriously con- !
sidered in either branch of congress i
until the improvisation of the ma
jority report now before the senate
The Indian territory should not be
included in the state of Oklahoni
at present because
"1 Under the treaties and agree-
ments between the United States j
and the five tribes separate political I
organization was provided for the 1
Indian territory and the jurisdiction !
of the tribal government extended to j
1006. Agreements with the Creeks ;
and Cherokees contain the same I
pledge on the part of the United j
States and it would he dishonorable
on the part of congress to violate
these treaties and agreements.
'•2 Because the Indian government
and the entire membership of the
five tribes are opposed to becoming a
part of the state of Oklahoma and
protest against such action b}' con-
"3, Because the whole body of land I
in the Indian territory is held by the
Indian tribes by a fee simple title
and not a single acre of land out- j
side of a few town lots segregated by
the townsite provisions of the Curtis
act is now subject to taxation. All
allotments to be made to &">,000
Indians for homesteads are to be ex-
AN OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER, li), 1902.
empted from taxation/for twenty
five years. No greater injustice
could be perpetrated against the
people of OkliluuBti than to require
them to hear the burdens of the In-
dian territory, with its non-taxable
property and the anomalous'conditions
"4. Because the illiteracy and
crime within the limits of the five
tribes presents a record more de-
plorable than exists in other section
of the United States. The education
al social and orderly life of the peo-
ple of Oklahoma with their splendid
school systems, colleges and normal
schools would be serlousy impaired
by union with the Indian territory.
By the census of 11(00twenty per cent
of the entire population of that ter-
ritory is reported illiterate. Of the
97,361 persons of voting age 15.9 per
cet are given as illiterate, while of
the 1011,191 persons of voting age in
Oklahoma only 5.9 per cent belong
to that illiterate class
"7 Since the five tribes occupied
the Indian territory all kinds of
spirituous liquors have been exclud-
liquors into thai territory has been
punished as a serious crime. If
united with Oklahoma saloons would
be instituted and the Indian tribes
would be demoralized and destroyed.
"8. Because a large majority of
the people of both territories are
unalterably opposed to the union of
the territories as proposed by the
"9. Oklahoma is ready for state-
hood The Indian territory is unfit in
all respects to enter the Union.
"With the exception of the coun-
try owned the Creeks and Seininoles,
constitutes only a small part of the
Indian territory, no provision has
been made for public roads and the
land for the same will have to be
purchased from the Indians at the
cost of several million. This condi-
tion alone would make a most op-
pressive rate of taxation for the
people of Oklahoma.
"Recurring to New Mexico, the
faith of the nation was plighted to
the people of that territory at the
time of its orignal occupancy by
Has it for
ed by law and the introduction of j troops of tne United States when
Kearney, without opposition occupi-
ed Santa Fe in 1840. He proclaimed
that the people of New Mexico would
lie provided with a free government
without delay. This proclamation
pacified the territory."
The report concludes:
"For the reasons therefore that
the republican party in 1900 promised
statehood to the territories of Arizo-
na, New Mexico and Oklahoma,
while no such pledge was made or
promised in the national convention
for the Indian territory, which is not
now fit for statehood, and that these
territories compare favorably in
number and character of population
as well as in resources and territo-
rial extent with nearly all of the
states admitted to the Union for
many years past and in accordance
with the precedents of our history.
I recommend that House bill No
12,543 be passed without amendment."
For Holiday Goods
#V; '' /
'"""% M | M - .
Every department replete with useful and
appropiate articles for the Christmas season.
In every department we can suit those pre-
pared for modest outlay as well as those
with money to spend. Presents for the
baby the boys, girls, mamma and papa and
Don't fell to visit the
Headquarters tor Santa Clans.
Vincent & Sons,
Does Advertising Pay?
During the five or six years after
the opening of the country to settle-
ment Norman had a class of
i Hants who believed strongh
vertising and as a result they enjoy-
ed the trade of the farmers from
Moore to the East line of the county
■1 I'd south as far as Burnette and sev-
eral miles south of Noble. The
farmers living in the above scope of
country came as naturally to Norman
to do their trading as ducks took to
water. Norman enjoyed then and
continues to enjoy now the reputa-
tion of being the best cotton market
in Oklahoma; but for some reason has
lost to Oklahoma City, McLoud and
Shawnee a good portion of the trade
of the farmers living in the north
and northeastern part of the county
and to Lexington and Purcell a big-
portion of the trade of the farmers
living in kthe eastern part of the
county south of Etowah and Noble.
In the early days Oklahoma City was
a very poor town to ad . ertise, but to-
day it is in tiie front rank of the ad-
vertising towns in the territory.
Lexington has greatly increased its
use of printers' ink.
Shawnee and McLoud are new
towns but were advertisers from tlife
word go. We cannot say whether it
was the heavy advertising that caus-
ed these towns to uraw from Norman
a large number of the families who
formerly traded here; but we do feel
■ rlain that it was not because they
en,nd buy goods cheaper in tho e
towns oi sell produce of any kind to a
belter ad van, age. unless possibly
vt etallies in Oi.Iioma City, and
v.ith the wholesale bouses located in
Oklahoma City we doubt very much
il even vegetables, as a rule, would
sell higher in Okl ahoma City though
the market might not be so easily
overstocked. The heavy advertising
of the Gran.- Leader Store drew back
many of the old patrons of Norman
and S. K. .* et ,1] ('o's advertising
lias continued to draw trade back
md this fall | ople were found trad-
ing with the latter firm who salt)
I hey had rot traded in Norman for
| several years though they used to
| trade here all the time."
It has also pu; a check on the start
| that was being made of even citizens
o; Norman goln^ to Oklahoma c'itv
to do their shoppi ; g. Il'as both Mr.
j ( line, of the Grand Leader, and Mr.
j c( all say, "that they found it to be
profitable 1o advntise," and at the
j -anie time their work served to in-
crease Norman's trading circle it
| demonstrates pretty conclusively
[ bow It happened that Norman in
w ars gone by suffered the loss of
many of its trading patrons to mer-
chants in other towns. In this age
price alone J will not sell goods. If
this was true why have merchants
show windows and show counters'? if
showing goods as-ists in the sale,
why will advertising them not serve
a like purpose?
Using War Vessels Collecting a Debt.
I Great Brittain and Germany have
j war vessels in Venezuelan harbors
bombarding custom houses and forts
and sinking Venezuelan vessels at-
tempting to collect some debts
I Venezuela is said to owe to Briti-h
I and English subjects. It has brought
I up a discussion of the Monroe Doc-
trine in this country and Admiral
I Dewey with a fleet of war vessels i>
j close to Venezuelan waters -eeing to
j it that the Spirit of the Monroe
i Doctrine is not trifled with. The
! British and German bombardment of
I the forts and custom houses has
caused considerable talk an many
think the English and German war
vessels are going too far in the at-
tempt to collect a debt off of the
Venezuelan government and t hat
serious trouble i- likely to result.
East Main Street,
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Best, and most complete line of
late popular Novels in the city at
Kingkades Book store.
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