The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 111, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 12, 1899 Page: 6 of 8
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THK LB A DKR,. GDTHRIB. OKLAHOMA.
XATTEK OK MEAT
(faimany Still U'eat'j Worried
Ot r Am ri<i«n Pork.
(Copyrlfht, 1898. by the Associated Press.)
eBrlln, Jan. The imperial meat In-
spector bUl la again one of the foremoat
subjects discussed by the eOrman news-
papers. This measure, early in the week,
was finally passed by the Prussian cab-
inet and has gone to the Bunderath,
which, it is understood, will make short
work of it as each of the federal govern-
ments hue already considered it and the
present shape of the bill Is virtually the
result of mutual concessions made by the
Front an authoritative source It Is learn-
ed that the task of agreeing to Mb final
form proved very difficult to the south
German governments, especially Wyr
temburg and Bavaria, which originally
opposed any such legislation, since they,
than far, have not been saddled with
(trichinosis inspection and law no reason
why the whole empire should be saddled
with an expensive meat Inspection mere-
ly because Prussia wished It. It wan
In deference to these south German vote;
that the Prussian cabinet gradually cu
down the demands and a number of the
Agrarian features of the original draft
of the bill were eliminated. Two Im-
portant modifications are the dropping o
the clause providing for state renumera
tlon for all cattle and meat declared unfit
for sale and the insertion of a clause en
forcing the Inspection of all cattle and
swlntt slaughtered for private eonsumi
The correspondent here of the Associ-
ated Press hns Interview a high Prussian
official concerning the measure, who said:
"For America, the most vltai anil Inter-
esting features are that if simplifies and
unifies the method of Inspection and tha"
there will only be one inspection. There
will be no prohibition against any cIbsh
of American mest, though everv strong
pressure was brought to bear on the gov
eminent to exclude certain kinds, espec-
ially sauaage, canned meats and lard
The bundersath, however. Is given full
powers under the bill to make. In case
of necessity, a decree declaring against
any and all kinds of foreign meat. But
$uch action will not he taken unless there
Is the strongest reason ror it.
A difficult problem Is the treatment if
American sausage, which Is left to the
bundesrnth and reichstag. Nothing In the
whole bill Is devised with the view of
Impelling or preventing American Imports
The whole bill is fair and Its methods
cannot be Impugned even In America.
The foregoing atatementa were substan-
tially corroborated by an American ex
pert In Berlin to whom they were com-
THE BIM. TREATS FATB.
He aald: "The tenor of the bill shows
that the Imperial governments means to
treat American meats fairly and on their
merits. The option was given to the bun-
desrnth to treat American meats with
greater severalty and corresponds with
similar power resting In the secretary of
agriculture on our aide regarding cetaln
German Imports. But the enforcement
of the option will require specific proof
that American meats are Injurious, and
lhat Is out the question. The bill will
not be an unmitigated evil. Hitherto In
Germany, there has been no confidence In
our meat Inspection; but this Is -almost
sacred confidence In German imperial In
apectlon. Henceforth. any American
meatB exposed for sale will be known
to have been officially approved, and
there seems to be a corresponding in
crease In business, probably doubting our
aalea. Probably the only paragraph In
tne bill which Is capable of mischief If
favorably applied. Is one which sets forth
that oil Imported meats must come In
certain cuts and parts. We cut our meat
differently from the Germans, so mischief
may lurk In that paragraph. However.
I feel confident that the German gov-
ernment will not apply the bill unfairly,
as it fully realises tfiat there would oe
no wisdom In such a course, seeing that
we hold trump cards In retaliation."
NO TRICHINOSIS FOUND.
"A interesting fact is that the Prus-
sian veterinary experts to whom all sam-
ples of American meats, sausages, etc..
suspected of being affected with trlch-
inoais or other disease have iren sent
have thus far been unable In any case
to confirm the suspicions. The govern-I
ment announce* that several loads of Am
erlcan fruits inspected for the San Jose
scale were recently seized at Hamburg
and at Stettin. In each case, hqweverj
the scales were dead.
GERMANS GETTING FRIENDLY.
The eGrman chambers of commerce and
industrial associations in their annual ra
ports this week have referred more 01
less freely to Germany's trade with the
United States. A majority of their ex
press the hope that commercial relations
will become closer and more friendly. The
Lelpsic chamber of commerce, one of the
most Important In Germany, deplores the
uncertainty of the commercial relations
with both the United States ana Urea]
Britain and says it trusts the government]
will strive to re-establish permanently the
best relations with both countries Tha
Bund Der Industrlellen, the Rtenish man-
ufacturers association, however, urges
the government to adopt "prompt and
energetic retaliatory measures against the
United States In view of the palpable
violations of the treaty."
The bundesrath is now discussing a gov J
ernment bUI, the so-called Lelx Heinz-'
framed to suppress certain features of]
public and private immorality. It als.il
affects literature and art. This bill Is a
weakened copy of a measure repeatedly
introduced In the reichstag by centrist?
and defeated. The centre, which Is the
dominant faction of the reichstag, pub-
lishes through Us main organ, the Col-
ogne Volkes Zeltung, Its intention of
fighting the two leading government
measures, thj'anti-strike and military
blll«. At the same time it condemns the
constant increases in Lez Majeste trial*
and impugns the motives underlying ma.it
of these cases, saying It deplores th<
growing espionage which Is bred thereby
EXPULSION OF. DANES.
The expulsions of Danes from Northern
Bchleawlg continue unabated and an over-
whelming majority of the papers con ti rill?
to complain of the policy and deny Its!
political wisdom. The Cologne Gaxette, is
an exception to the rule. It urges all
Germans to approve the measure, which,
it ascrts, are necessary for patriotic rea-
The central committee representing all
the commercial clubs and associations of
Berlin, met this week and formally con-
demned the expulsions, which, the com-
mittee collected statistics to show, have
already done a vast amount of damage
to Germany's commerce.
Influenza, which seized the emperor last
Sunday, kept him indoors until Frida'y.
It is a ratheo serious type and a high
fever weakened the patient considerably.
The disease complicated his majesty's old
ear trouble, which caused him severe
pain. The emperor was able to walk out
of doors on Friday with the empress.
A case in which the ministers of war of
Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony figured as
prosecutors has just been concluded In
the imperial court at -Leipsic. The de-
fendant was a physician, Dr. Blttlnghoff,
who was charged with calumniating offi-
cers of the German army. The offense
was committed In June Last, on the eve
of the general election. In it beer saloon
where Dr Blttlnghoff nolaely held forth
on the subject of the war, declaring the
populace did not want war and that If
the aoldters were allowed to take thalr
choice they would elect to return home
Inatead of fighting. He alao a aid the aol-
dlers who took part In the Franco-6erman
war were Inspired merely by Dutch cour-
age. und that It was the universal prac-
ice of their officers to creap under the
belter of hedges. These fooR|h remarks
were repeated to the military authorities,
who interpreted them as being an accu-
sation of cowardice against the offlcera.
Thereupon the ministers of war, In their
capacity as official chiefs, prosecuted Dr.
Itlttlnghoff, who waa fined MO marks. The
doctor appealed to the aupreme court,
which has now confirmed the decision of
the lower court.
a waiter of Chemnitz, named Harthel,
has been granted permission, at his own
request, to come to Berlin on Emperor
William's birthday, which occurs January
-7, to construct on the dinner table of
the castle, a bust of his majesty out of
CLOSES A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL
MEET AT OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma city, Jan. 7.—(8peci i.)-Th<
Territorial Poultry and Pec Stock asao-
elation show closed yesterday pfti
week's most successful exhibition. The
following premiums were awarded:
Black Wyandotte*—Thomas Morris, r
Guthrie, Jersey bull calf, fit), by Mr. R
bey. H. L. Wyandottes-T. Morris, 10 lbs
beana. Tom Morris, third rough rider
prize, |fi. H. L. Wyandotte cockerel, R.
'*'• Meek. Hutchinson, Kan., goods. $3.50,
It. It Pollock. White Wyandottes-T.
Morris, goods, 16, C. B. Haley. Golden-
Mrs. A. B. Knight,, New Salem, Kan ,
goods. |5, John Wand.
Plymouth Rocks-J. C. Snyder, Kildare,
pair of Langshans, 15, L. O'Brleter; Ed.
M. Stringer, Kingfisher, goods, $3, Mc-
Ollnchey; M. E Kellar, $6, cash^* for best
pair: Mr*. Lilly Klrby, goods, %' , Mrs
If. Riley; L F Laverty, Guthrie, goods,
13.50, M. Mllner; A. J. Vol*, goods,
tf.fiu. Mrs. H. A. Wlngler; M. E. Kellar,
25 Il>s flour; Mrs H. A. Stephenson, pair
Plymouth Rocks, A. J. Volz; Jason Camp-
bell and E. J. Rockefeller, 50 lbs Acme
flour; I). Wolf and M E. Keller, first
rough rider prise, $12; A. H. Nlraocks,
goods, $1. A. Whetstone; M. E. Keller,
goods, $- , Frank Menten; C. H. Thomp-
son, Guthrie, good*. C. a. Fa Ire hug, $3;
best pullet, W. T. Duncan, Round Pond.
Partridge Cochins N. J. Milton, goods.
$2, Scott and Co.; J. J. Wallace, goods
$5; Lion Store; D. Wolf. $2, J. P. Allen;
N. J. Milton, goods, F. 8. Rhodes; N. J
— titon, $1 cash. M. F. Fite.
Buff Cochins. J. J. Wallace, goods $5.
l>. Wolff * Sons; Rev. Britton goods, Qer-
son Bros; L. Obrieter, goods Okla. Sash
■V Door Co.,; Rev. Britton, cash $5. John
Blair for beat pen, E. M. Stringer, gooda
$25. J. J Walla .-ti best cuekerel or Cock
Rev. Britton, $1 ni cash, McCloQd & Gil-
S. H. Hamburg*- * M Martin goods,
Chambertaln Kmb • dry goods Co .; L.
Obrieter, $2 cash. .. * Plant; U Obrieter,
best pair, $1 cash, F. L. Dobbins.
l<eghorus-White. S. M. Gloyd, $1 cash
best pair, Wm. McClure; brown best pair
T. tt. Cash, goods W. Davidson & Case,
best pair, $1 cash, F. L.SHRDLUSHR
T. C. Cash, goods C. H. Holcomb; best
trio L. Obrieter 100 pounds flogr, Eaglt
Mills, Edmond: white, E. J. Rockefeller
gooua, $2. J. B. KIngham; brown. L, Ob
•• 11• -r. $;: goods, Saddle'Rock; white S.
M. Lyon, goods $1.50. J. G. Street; brown
best cockerel, J. R| Stuart, $6 cash.
Games—L. Obrelter, goods. O. K. barber
shop. I>. A. Johnson. $1 cash. Wm. Buc-
kles; 1). A. Johnson cash $1, If. Sheledy;
l>. A. Johnson gooda $1; Chas, Frost; T.
J. Carson, second Rough Rider prize $)•
cash; L. Obrieter goods $J; Hood fk. Phil-
lips; I>. A. Johnson, $1 cash, D. P. Kent-
Brahmas Wm. Edwards goods $1. L
It. Bradford; Wm. Edmond, goods; Ma-
lone K Dunn; M. E. Keller, $2 cash M.
Week; Clyde Anthony. c%<4i $5.
Langshans- L. Obrieter goods, White,
M. Grant; L. Obrieter, $5 cash.
Juvas—C. H. Thompson., goods $1;
Bantams-A. R. Miller, goods $3.25, T.
M. ltlchardson & Son; II. R. Miller, $1
cash, Bertie Blair.
Houdana—Marta Obrelter, goods $3.50,
Toulouse geese—A. F. Nulph, goods; W
J. Pettee; J. R. Stewart, Arkansaa City,
cash $2.50; C. W. Alexander; J. R. Stew-
art $3 cash; L. Obrelter $2 cash; D. A.
Johnson $1 cash: 8. M. Gloya.
Pekin ducks—Gus Misch, goods $1. Bon
Ton bakery; W. L. Powell, Arkansas City
goods $1.25, T. J. Griffith; best pair, W
L. Powell. 1st, $3 cash; l. Obrelter 2nd,
Turkeys-Best pair, L. Obrelter $3 cash.
Pigeons—D. A. Johnson, goods. Aug.
Frost; D. A. Johnson $1 cash. Compton
Belgian hares—A. IT. Nlmocks, goods,
Gerson's drug store.
On finest display of poultry, L Ob-
relter, three months scholarship at Prac-
tlcay Pen art hall; L. Obrelter, 60 ius,
flour, Eagle Mills, Edmond; L. Obreltei
goods $15. Chapman and Godlove; L. Ob-
relter, $5 cash.
New York., Jan., 7—The New York
Staats Zeltung will publish tomorrow
the following from its Berlin special cab-
I am Informed from an unquestionable
source that after the surrender of Hollo
the Spanish general tried to induce the
German consul at Manila and the Qei-
man vice consul at Hollo to take charge
of the protection of the private Interests
of the Spaniards.
The two consule wired to Berlin for in-
structions and received the following le-
ply: "The German emulre, belag a neu-
tral power, Is not In a position to take
charge of the functions which could eas-
ily tie construed as partiality to Spiln.
All we endeavor to obtain In the Philip-
pines Is protection and unrestricted move-
ment of our commerce. Since we see that
both are secured under the United States
flag we are fully confident that th« re
will never arise a situation which coui I
cause us to deviate from the strict!v
neutral attitude observed by us, up to
'the correspondent adds tlist the Wash-
ington government has been Informed of
ONCE WORTH TWO MILLION NOW
New York, Jan. C.-Albert B. Hilton,
Who formerly carried on a largo dry
goods buslnesson Broadway und Is now a
real estate broker, filed a petition in bank-
ruptcy today. The total liabilities are,
$2,539,907, all unsecured. He has no assets
except clothing valued at $200, for which
he claims exemption.
Mr. Hilton made an assignment on Aug-
ust 25, 189G, to George N. Wright, whose
schedules showed liabilities of $1,81)1,57$,
nominal assets of $1,000,342.
CHAMPION CHESS GAM$.
New York., Jan., 6—In the tenth game
of the Janowlsko-Showalter chess match j
at the Manhattan chess club today, Jan- '
owlskl played a Ruy Lopez and obtained
a draw In the 40th round. Tho score of
the match now stands, Janowlskl 4;
Showalter 2; drawn 4:, |
1 h-f^lMl of Mi'imr at th- J rk
>Od Day OM.r* ion III
Chicago, Jan. 7.—The third annual ban-
quet of the Andrew Jackson League wa.«
held at the Tremont houae here tonight
and on thl8 occaalon. as on the two form-
er, William J. Bryan waa the guest of
honor. The banquet hall of the hotel waa
turned Into a sea of bunting, caught up
with festoons of smllax. Life size por-
traits of Jackson and of the guest of the
evening, were hung at opposite ends of
the hall. Mayor Carter H. Harrison, of
Chicago, acted as presiding officer and at
the table tvlth him and Mr. Bryan were
Congressman Lents of Ohio, and Henrlch-
sen of Illinois, Mayor Maybury of Detroit,
Mayor Rose of Milwaukee, ~.ayor Tug-
gart of Indianapolis. William F. Mc-
Knight of Grand Rapids. Charles K. Ladd
of Kewance, Ills., Captain William P.
Black, and National Committeeman Tho-
mas Gatson of Illinois.
The exercises of the evening were op-
ened with short address by Mayor Har-
rison, who, before he resumed his seat.
Introduced as the first formal speaker
of the evening Congressman Hen rich sen,
who spoke In response to the toast "Par-
ty Fealty." Congressman Lents explain-
ed to his hearers "What makes a presi-
dent great." Captain. William H. Black
followed, responding to the toast <
soldiery of the republic," then came the
three visiting mayors, all three making
brief talks. William F. McKnight, then
spoke on "The young democracy," and
the address ot Mr, Bryan closed the ev
enlng. It was as follows:
"The democracy of the nation Is ntUl de
fending Jeffersonlan principles with Jack-
sonlan courage and has no thought oi
departing from the principles enunclnt
ed at Chicago In IXW5. That platform will
live In history and the hour of Its adop
tlon will be remembered as the hour when
the money changers were driven from tne
democratic temple. There will be no turn-
ing back. The platform will t e added
to as new conditions force new Issues Into
the arena of politics, but nothing will
tie subtracted from It. Events have vln
dicated every position taken by the pint
form. Arbitration wns advocated In that
plntform and arbitration is stronger to-
day than It wacs in 1896.
"That platform denounced government
by Injunction and the Sentiment against
government by Injunction Is increasing.
That platform denounced the trusts and
declared them to be a menace; that men-
ace Is greater today than ever before
That platform warned the people that a
conspiracy was on foot to give to the the
national banks a monopoly of the Issue
and supply of paper money: that con-
spiracy Is now known to everyone.
"That plntform denounced international
bimetallism as a delusion and a snare
and Its condemnation has been justified.
"That platform pointed to Independent
free coinage as the only money of restor-
ing the double standard, who doubts it
"That platform named 1(1 to I as th
proper ratio and that ratio stands today
ns the only ratio at which bimetallism li
"Other platforms have been forgotten
but that platform Is fresh In the memory
of friend and foe because It wns clear and
positive upon every public question.
those who believe In equality liefore the
law the Chicago plntform Is still nn In-
spiration; It Is a terror only to those who
seek to use the Government for personal
and private ends.
"It hns been attacked at two points but
the attacks will not harm It. Some who
•pposed the plntform In 1S96 have promis-
ed to return to the party on condition
that the party will drop the money ques-
tion and confine the fight to the trusts.
The offer will not be accepted. Whnt
confidence would the people have In our
sincerity If we should declare against
trusts In general but enter into a treaty
of peace with the greatest of all trusts
the money trust? If we should attempt
to centre the fight upon the trusts the
republicans would adopt ns strong an an-
ti-trust plank as we because no party
would dare to defend the trusts. In such
a fight the trust magnets would be found
supporting both parties and contributing
liberally to both campaign funds provld
ed the trusts were guaranteed the privi-
lege of naming the attorney general and
the Judges. The trusts opposed the dem
ocrntlc party In 1896 because the Chicago
convention took the party out of the
hands of the Wall street crowd and adopt-
ed a platform which precipitated the plu-
to cracy which the party had held in so-
lution for several years.
WHERE THE GOLD DEMOCRATS ARE
"The gold democrats had an opportunity
to crush ou't the trusts during Mr. Cleve-
land's administration, but they did not
do It. The gold republicans are having
their opportunity now, but they are not
improving it. The trusts will fall when
the gold standard Is overthrown and not
until then. The gold standard means fall-
ing prices and falling prices will create
trusts more rapidly than any gold stand-
ard party can destroy them.
"The second point of attack Is the ratio.
Why Insist upon 16 to 1 they ask? I reply
first, because It Is the best ratio and sec-
ond because its opponents have no other
ratio to offer. No free coinage law can
he enacted until a ratio is agreed upon
because the ratio is a part of the law.
Suppose we had a majority in congress
favorable to bimetallism but differing as
to the ratio. Some would favor 16 to 1
some 24 to 1. some 32 to 1, and some ever
higher ratios; how could we make pro-
gress under such conditions? Affirmative
relief is necessary and those who favor
remedial legislation must secure a major-
ity In both house and senate for some
definite proposition. The gold bugs under-
hand this; they know that an amlilgous
platform Is equivalent to a gold standard
nlatform. Mr. Cleveland was elected in
IN92 upon a plntform which declared for
the use of gold and sliver as the standard
money of the country, and for the coin-
age of both gold and silver without dis-
crimination against either metal
charge for mintage, and yet Mr. Cleve-
'and found no difficulty In supporting
the single gold standard. The democratic
party will not return to the days of un-
certainty and evasion. When the oppon-
ents of 16 to I agree upon another ratio
It will be time enousn to compare the
merits of the new ratio with the merits
of the old ratio. But they will not be
permitted t« suspend the party In mid-
air. out of the reach of 16 to I and out of
sight of anything else. To surrender the
ratio is to accept the gold standard .
"The Chicago platform was good when
It was adopted; It grows better with age.
It was strong In 1896; It Is stronger now.
But enough of old Issues: what of the
v questions? Our party cannot Ignore
tue Issues raised by the war. It must
speak out against militarism now or for-
er hold Its peace. A large standing
my Is not only an expense to the people
but It Is a menace to the nation and
the democratic party will be a unit In op-
"A word In regard to Imperialism. Those
who advocate the annexation of the Phil- 1
Ippines cnll themselves expansionists, but
they are really Imperialists. The word
expansion would describe the acquisition
of territory to be populated by homogen-
eous people and tg be carved Into states
like those now la existence. An empire
suggests variety tn race and diversity In
government. The Imperialists do not de-
sire to clothe the FIHplncs with all the
rights and privileges of American citl-
j zenahip; they want to rule the new sub-
jects upon a theory entirely at variance
I wiin constitutional government. Victor-
ia In queen of Great Britain and Empreaa
of India; shall we change the title of our
executive and call him the president of
the United States and Emperor of the
"The democratic party stood for the
money of the constitution In 1896; It
atands for the government of the con-
stitution now. .
"It opposed an English financial policy
In 1896; It opposes an English colonial pol-
icy now. Those who In 1896 were In favor
of turning the American people over to
the greed of foreign financiers and domes-
i tic trusts may now be willing to turn the
j Filipinos over to the tender mercies of
military governors and carpet-bag offi-
"Those who In 1896 thought the people
of the United States too weak to attend
to the business of remote and allen races;
but those who in 1896 fought for Inde-
pendence for the American people will not
now withhold Independence from those
who desire It elsewhere.
"W are told that the Filipinos are not
capable of self government: that has a
familiar ring, fthly two yenrs ago I heard
the same argument made against a very
respectable minority of the people of this
country. The money loaners. who coerc-
ed borrowers did it upon that theory; the
employers who coerced their employees
did It for the same reason. Self govern-
ment Is a constant education; the capac-
ity for self government Increases with
participation in government. The Philip-
pines nre not far enough advanced to
share In the government of the people of
the United States, but they are competent
to govern themselves. It Is not fair to
compare them with our own citizens be-
cause the American people have been edu-
cating themselves In the science of gov-
ernment for nearly three centuries and
while we have much to learn we have
already made great Improvement. The
Filipinos will not establish a perfect gov-
ernment but they will establish a gov-
ernment as nearly perfect as they are
competent to enjoy ami the United States
1 *ait protect them from moleatatlon from
"The republicans of Illinois, of course,
will not expect the Filipinos to select a
legislature equal to the last republican
legislature In fidelity to the public wel-
fare. Illinois became a state nearly a cen-
tury ago and the legislature which en-
acted the Allen law was. as It were, the
ripened fruit of long experience. Give
the Filipinos time and opportunity and
while they never will catch up with us.
unless we cease to improve, yet they may
some day stand where we stand now.
"What excuse can be given for the
adoption of a colonial policy? Secretary
Gage disclosed the secret In his Savan-
nah speech. I think we might be justl-
fled in calling Mr. Gage the key-hole of
•• administration because we look
through him to lenrn what is going on
within the executive council chamber. He
suggested that philanthrophy and five per
cent could go hand In hand in the new
venture. These nre the two arguments
which are always used In favor of con-
quest. Philant--.opy and five per cent.
The one chloroforms the conscience of
the conquerer and tho other picks the
pocket of the conquered.
GOVERN THEM FOR THEIR OWN
"Some say that philanthropy demands
that we govern the Filipinos for their
own good, while others assert that we
must hold the Islands because of the ; e-
cunlary profit to he derived from them.
I deny the soundness of both arguments.
Forcible annexation will not only be crim-
inal aggression (to borrow Mr. McKlnley's
language of a year ago), but It will cast
more than It Is worth, and the whole
people will pny the cost while a few will
reap all the benefits.
"Still weaker is tne argument based up-
on religious duty. The Christian relig-
ion rests upon the doctrine of vicarious
suffering and atonement; the colonial pol-
Icq rests upon the doctrine ot vicarious
"When the desire to steal becomes un-
controllable In an Individual he is declar-
ed to be a kleptomaniac and Is sent to
un asylum; when the desire to grab land
becomes uncontrollable In a nation w
are told that the 'currents of destiny are
flowing through the hearts of men' and
that the American people are entering
upon their manifest mission.
"Shame upon a logic which looks up
the petty offender and enthrones grand
larceny. Have the people returned to the
worship of the golden calf? ^*ve they
made unto themselves a new gommand-
ment consistent with the spirit «.f con-
quest and the lust substituted for the law
Awake, o, ancient law-giver, awake.
Break forth from thine unmarked sepul-
chre and speed thee bnck to the cloud
crowned summit of Mount Sanal; com-
mune once more with the God of our
lathers and proclaim again the words
engraven upon the tables of stone-the
law that was. the law that Rtffftay—the
aw that neither Individual nor nation can
violate with impunity.'*
.V Wants a Chang* of Venue
Philadelphia., Jan.. 7-Argu.nent was
u ard In the state supreme court todH/
OP the petition of United States Senior
Quay. Richard R. Quay and former stite
treasurer Haywood, on a petition for a
writ of certiorari to remove to the higher
court from the quarter sessions court of
Philadelphia, the case pending against
them, charging conspiracy.
tne defendants are charged with con-
>piracy with John 8. Hopkins former
'•ashler of the deruntc Peopjles National
hunk (now deceased) in the alleged m's-
use of state funds on deposit In that
hank. In the petition the defendants aver-
red the belief that they could not get
a fair and Impartial trial In the Phila-
delphia county court% claiming that the
dismissal of their demurrers and oiher
adverse decisions In the preliminary pr-
eceding* had demonstrated that there
was prejudice against them on tho part
of the trial Judge (Flnletter.) They also
charged another Judge (Gordon) with aid.
nig hi bringing the prosecution and Vha*
the latter was Influenced in political en-
mity and was unduly hastening the trla.
of the case with the object of polsonlait
the minds of members of the legislature
and thus to defeat the re-election of Un-
ited States senator Quay.
Eloquent argument was made today In
support of the petition by Attorney Divld
T. Watson, of Pittsburg and ltufus E.
Sharpley of Philadelphia and in opposit-
ion to the motion by Attorney Graham.
Over three hours were occupied In the
delivery of the argument of these three
mlnnt lawyers. The court then took the
matter under advisement and adjournol.
THE HAK BANQUET
E'sbor«t« Spread It joyKl by
IJeefpl«*8 of Biacfegtoii'.
The banquet given by the attorneys
of the city to the vlaitlng lawyers laat
night at the Capital hotel was an occa- ,
8lon which marks th. olo.lng hour, of to Incorporate lh«e di.tant UlanJ.
their habits customs and religion from
the people of thla country.
Mr. Caffrey then entered upon an elab-
orate argument to ahow that heretofore
it had been the unwavering policy of this
government to obtain from the bovernel
their consent before the reina of govern-
ment were drawn over them
Mr. Caffrey aald even If we hal rh«
one of the most successful and profitablo
bar meetings ever held in the territory.
The large dining hall was tastefully dec-
orated in the national colors and fragrant
flowers, potted plants and cut fiowera
made the hall and table exceedingly in-
viting to the large assemblage of guests.
The spread served by Messrs Mllllken and
Goets, proprietors of the Capital, was
sumptuous and was discussed to the de-
light and satisfaction of both the spirits
and Inner man. After respects had o en
paid to the "soul of man" J. R. Cotting-
ham as toastmaster Introduced Judge B.
F. Burwell of Oklahoma City, who le-
sponded to the "Bench". Judge Burwell's
happy remarks at once refreshed the
uttorneys from the troublesome topics
discussed during the day, ufter which he
gave them a few well digested subjects
regarding the "bench."
J. C, Pollock, of Winfleld, Kansas was
introduced to the associated bar and
made a few happy and timely suggestions
to * he bar of our own young territory.
E. E. Blake, of El Reno, responded to
the toast "New Year Resolutions' which
had been assigned to J. M. Van Winkle
but who was unable to be present. Mr.
Blake referred to several kinds of reso-
lutions which are often adopted by law-
yers but said he could suggest none bet-
^r than to resolve this meeting and b'in-
quet the most profitable yet held In Ok-
Jesse J. Dunn, of Alva, who was down
to respond for the "Short Grass" section
was unuble to be present and his toast
was read by A. H. Houston, of this city.
F. 8. Barde, territorial correspondent
of the Kansas City Star, responded to
"Legal Printing." Mr. Barde condemned
the legalized fakirg who have done so
much Injury to the territory and sug-
gested criminal proceedings against them.
L. G. Nlblack who was down for a toast
was absent from the city.
Rev. A. E. Nicholas of the Episcopal
church of this city, responded to the toast
"The Law and the Gospel". Rev. Nich-
olas said the law and the gospel were In-
saparable, by respecting the laws of God
and man the gospel Is made perfect.
Judge J. C. Tarsney told "What are we
here for." Judge Tarsney made many
suggestions of needed changes in the
criminal and civil code of our territory
which will doubtless be heeded in the
Frank Dale, late chief justice, respond-
ed to the toast "Suits—Law suits, dress
suits and other Suits" which concluded
the happy occasion and one long to be
remembered by the memners of the Ter-
ritorial Bar Association.
The banqueters were:
J. R. Burford, chief justice. Guthrie.
J. L. McAtee, associate justice, Enid.
It. F. Burwell associate JitwtVe, Ok-
J. C. Tarsney, associate justice, El
H. S. Cunningham, attorney general,
S. L. Overstreet, •United States district
J. R. Scothorn, assistant United States
George Dodson, territorial librarian,
J. R. Keaton, ex-assoclate Justice, Ok-
Governor C. M. Barnes, Guthrie.
Secretary W. M. Jenkins, Guthrie.
i-jdgar W. Jones, Guthrie.
F. S. Barde, Guthrie.
Adelbert Huhges, Guthrie.
W. II. Cleveland.
L. A. Love., Weatherford.
John Burton., Oklahoma City.
B. S. Barnes, Ponca City.
S. P. Atherton Lincoln County.
W. H. Crlley, El Reno.
J. W. Quick., Perry.
John H Cotteral, Guthrie.
Samuel Weston., Pond Greek.
F. W. Jay, Guthrie.
James E. Ament. Alva.
J. C. Pollock, Winfleld.
Fred Pfendler, Guthrie.
E. Bee Guthrie, Ponca City.
J. C. Foster, Guthrie.
R. Emmett Stewart, Guthrie.
G. W. P. Brown, Guthrie.
('has. Hunter, Enid.
Geo. Green, Guthrie.
('has. Filson, Guthrie.
Ed Kelly, Guthrie.
Frank Dale Guthrie.
A. J. Biddlsou, Pawnee.
J. C. Strang, Guthrie.
A. H. Houston. Guthrie.
E. E. Blake, El Beno.
Bishop Nicholas, Guthrie.
E. E. Hartshorn,, representative from
the Twenty-third district.
SENATOR MeCA FEIU Y
Ulves His Views o<i Afl\iirs in
the far East.
Washington. Jan., 6—Immediately ?f-
ter the senate convened today the resolu-
tion offered yesterday by Mr. Hoar ot
Mass., calling on the president for in-
formation as to the Instructions of the
commissioners who negotiated the treaty
Paris, together with all correspon-
dence and reports relating to their work,
was laid before the senate. Chairman
Davis desired that it be referred to the
foreign relations committee, but Mr. Hoar
insisted that the senate had ns much
right to such information as the commit-
on forign relations, and that the pres-
ident should determine whether the sen-
ate should have it. The resolution wns
adopted in secret session. In support of
the resolution offered some time ago by
Vest, in opposition to expansfo.i, Mr.
Caffery of Louisiana, delivered an ex-
At the conclusion of Mr. Caffrey's ar-
gument, Mr. Morgan of Ala., announced
on behalf of the Nlcaraguan canal com-
mittee Uist tin-
form of the amendment offered by Mr. .|
inhabited by a strange people. Into this
ountry .freedom could only exist 11 toe
'The history of the world shows that
God has set the bounds where the dif-
ferent peoples of the earth shall abid*.
When I look at the conditlona of ihs
world I am unalterably convinced that
no peYmanent sway oan be held by the
white man over the black man in the sub-
troplcs except by a strong military and
Mr. Caffrey said that we were some-
times told from the pulpit that we had a
mission to perform—that mission being
to Bpread among all peoples the doctrine
of human rights. He doubted whether this
could be done by placing among the peo-
pel a yoke, and whether the principles of
Christianity could be udvanced by force.
Mr. Caffrey concluded at 3:25 p. m.
At the Instance of Mr. Hoar, the house
bill to extend the powers and duties of
the commissioners of fish und fisheries
so as to include game birds and other
wild birds useful to man was passed, the
senate bill protecting song birds bein^
added as an amendment.
Mr. Morgan called up the Nicaragua
canul bill and explained the modifications
agreed to by the committee to the amend-
ments offered by Mr. Berry, At the re-
quest of Mr. Morgan the bill as modified
ided wus ordered to be printed.
ItieliHi-tl ("roller ! }•* i'. Would
>lmw IVen!■ IH S« t« l.et I lie
New York.. Jan., 6—The Journal ti
Advertiser will tomorrow print the fol-
lowing statement given out tonight by
I believe in expansion; I believe In
holding whatever possessions we have
gained by annexation, purchase or ;
This policy Is not only patriotic but it is
the only safe one to pursue. Any other
policy would show weakness on the part
ot the United States und Invite foreign
complications. This must be avoided,
hence our policy must be vigorous.
Jcflerson wus an expansionist, other-
wise he would not have favored the
qulsltlon of Louislaha, with Its foreign
population, which In Jefferson's time was
quite as remote as the Phllipplne's. In this
age of steam and electricity, distance
is no argument against expansion.
We spend millions annually in missions
in foreign countries. Now we have t
spend this money In our own possca
slons and make the people of our own
lands good, law abiding ctzienslaahacY
lands, good, law abiding citizens, who ii;
lime "will be loyal to our constitution
and our flag. Tukc England for example
the people of this little Isle come pretty
near owning the universe. Are not
people as Intelligent as the English peo-
ple? The United States is the only coun-
try on earth superior to the Engl sn.
Why not Illustrate to the world that w<
are fully able to cope with greater prob-
lems than we have had occasion to in
the past, and In the future dominant any
We have a population of eighty mil-
lions of people; the country teems with
young men full of life, hope and ambition.
Why not give these young men a chance
to develop our newly acquired possess
Ions arul build up a country rivalling in
grandeur und patriotism our own United
1 say by all means hold on to all tnat
rightfully belongs to us. If the gre.i
country west of the Rocky mountains
were filled with wild Indians a ptetheir
were filled with wild Indais at the pres
ent time, how long would It take is to
suppress them and make them respect
our laws and our constitution? The samo
thing applies to the Philippines and an."
other country that may tall Into our
luinds by the province of peace or war.
It Is an insult to the American people
and to our flag even to suggest that we
abandon the people we have relea
from bondage, or what would be more dis-
graceful, that we should offer to soil them
to the highest bidder. Such a propoiit'.on
places the American people In the same
category with the Chinese, w.io have
neither patriotism nor a foreign policy,
and are in consequence utilized as a dooi
mat by the powers of the world.
This is too great a question to be con
sidered as a mere matter of dollars ond
cents. Our people want their rights pro-
tected; they will not figure on the cost.
Bring It down to local government, in
the case of Street cleaning, the cry Is
"we want clean strets" regardless of rho
cost. They demand them .as their rlgnt.
Just so with our possessions, the people
want the properties acquired by war pro-
tected. They will pay for a standing amy
a powerful navy and the protect'ou*of
our flag, the world over regardles-j of
any monetary consideration. They have
proved their willingness to sacrifice tl.c.r
blood for the honor of their country and
their flag. And when the question Is
brought to an Issue, they will arise as
one man and demand expansion as a cit-
izen's sacred rights.
I think the 16 to 1 question as outlined
in the Chicago platform a decidedly dead
Issue. This was fully demonstrated Sn the
last election. We did not emhody the 16
to 1 question In our platform ar\d the
result Is that we elected every one of
I.esees OriR' ize.
Oklahoma City, Jan. C. (Special.)—The
2hool land lessees of the territory met
In the court house yesterday for the pur-
pose or organizing.
In the forenoon a temporary organlza-
ceptance In modified J tlon was effected by electing E. E. Ilen-
SAN MARTIN WHO GAVE UP PONCE
IN PORTO RICO.
Madrid, Jan. 6.—Colonel Jullson San
M iriln, who was in command of ths Spa*.
Is garrison at Ponce, when the United
States troops under General Miles landed
on the Island and who abandoned the
place without realstence. has been aen-
. - .. . , .. . . nessey, president and D. BIsse secretary.
Berry before the holidays to the pci.d- . * , .... .
. i .... «,.« i , . A committee on order of business and or-
lng canal bill. The amendments wore net ; ... ...
1 ganizaitlsn consisting of G. W. Fahs, J.
I It. Cowger, A. Durand, G. A. Marshall,
u and O. A. Hill were appointed to report
at 1 o'clock.
j The following members are present: J.
R. Crowger. J. A. Clark. Wellston; 0.
H. Hill, Hilton; G. A. Marshall, A. Felton
. .. , A. Duraud, KM are; J. A. Cartwright
feraon thai government can only acquire Noble; j w Scott Q
their ju t power, from the OOn.ent ot the Oklahoma City; ami w. L Whl.tler
Koyente". declared that the principle Mi- the aft,.rllmln a perman^o™a„l-
r'T, m J, rrerE m "Hon was effected, and the following oltl
M rll T; ^ °r rema,<>- «><*'«•>: Fah,. Oklahoma Olty
Mr. Caffrey said he proposed to uri.ie pre8|()ent: T„ Blssel, Kildare. secret,*—••
The amendments wore net |
passed upon by the senate.
Mr. Caffrey said that the sword tnd 1
counsels of Washington made him
savior of his country that his supreme
patriotism and wisdom eminently quail- 1
fled him to establesh this governnn- it.
referred them to that sentence of Jef-
Receives a Noeki>ut HI w at the
Hands of Coi'grrsH.
Washington, Jan. 1—The antl-clvll aer-
vice reformers acored a victory in the
houae today. The legislature, executive
and Judicial appropriation bill waa taken
up for conaideratlon and when the appro-
priation for the civil service commlaaion
waa reached, Mr. Evans, Rep., Ky., made
a motion to atrike It out. Thla motion
haa been made annually for a dozen yeara
or more, but haa Invariably failed. But
today the opponents of the law laid great
streas on the fact that they could not
get a direct vote upon the proposition
and were therefore compelled to seek Its
nullification in this manner. Even these
appeals failed to bring out the full stren-
gth of the opposition, though the motion
to strike out carried by a narrow major-
ity, 07-U1. This was In committee of the
whole where no record Is made #f the
Mr. Dockery said any attempt to nulli-
fy the law by declaring to appropriate
for the commission wll fall. He ugreed
with the gentleman from Massachusetts.
If the other side of the house desired to
repeal the civil service law, It should be
done openly und without Indirection. Tho
whole purpose of this amendment, today,
he charged, was to create an agitation
which would compel the president to Is-
sue the rumored order amending the law.
Mr. Llnney, Rep., N. C., replying to
Mr. Dockery's Intimation, aald that an In-
telligent expression of the people of the
Cnited States on this subject would not
be regarded as an attempt at coercion by
the president. It might be true that the
proposed amendment was a "cunning" at-
tempt to strike down the luw. But cun-
ning wus the Instrument of the weak
and opponents of the law were obliged
to resort to indirection because some se-
cret, mysterloYis Influence prevented them
from getting the main proposition square-
ly before the house. The law had grown
steadily more odious with the people,
and If members of the house on both
sides who Hpoke against It at home, would
stand together, the law could be destroy-
ed root and branch.
Mr. Grosvenor, Rep., O., who was at the
head of the anti-civil service fovement
during the last session, said that for
twelve years he had seen this annually
recurring motion made and each year It
had been met with the argument advanc-
ed by Mr. Moody, that this was not the
time, place or manner in which the law
should be assailed.
Mr. Hepburn, Rep., la., In support of
the amendment said that what the op-
ponents of the present system desired
could be accomplished by the president
If some of the^exlstlng orders were res-
cinded. When the la's was originally
passed, 10000 offices covered the largest
estimate any of Its supporters dreamed
could be brought under its operation. To-
day 72,000 clerks were within the classi-
fied service. He was not opposed, ho said,
to honest civil service reiorin but to the
humbuggery which masqueraded under
that name. For sixteen years, he said,
the friends of the law nad preven+e I ac-
tion in the house on a olll to modify or
Mr. Hopkins, Rep., Ills., opposed the
amendment. It would accomplish noth-
ing. If a majority of the house favored
a bill for the repeal of the law It had
the power to secure consideration for such
Mr. Henderson, Rep., la., opposed the
amendment. If the republican party fac-
ed about and took up the cry of spoils-
men Instead of building up and strength-
ening civil service reform, H would seal
Its own death warrant.
After some further debate by Messrs.
Brown, Rep., Ohio.; Marsh, Rep., Ills.,
and Mahatiy, Rep., N. Y., In favor of the
amendment, and Messrs. Simms, Dem.,
Term.; Broslus, Rep., Pu.; Fleming. Dem.,
Ga.; Henderson, Rep., la., and Dolllver,
Rep., Ia.. lu opposition, the vote was tak-
en. On a rising vote the division stood
f.4 ayes, and u-' nays.
Mr. Evans demanded tellers nnd the
rising vote was reversed, the motion to
strike out being carried, 67 to 61. The
antl-clvll service reformers applauded vig-
orously and Mr. Moody gave notice th'U
lie would demand a yea and nay vote !n
the house. The committee then arose and
at & p. in. the nouse adjourned.
that the government of the United States
A resolution was adopted demanding
tiELAND SANFORD'S ESTATE.
San Francisco, Jan. 6.—The decree of
distribution In the estate of Leiand Stan-
lord was filed In probate court today.
The estate was appraised at $15,000,000.
Mrs. Stanford was called upon to deposit
a special bond of $110,000 ap a guarantee
for a proper distribution. After small
donations to nieces and nephews and
other relatives, the residue goes to Mrs.
. try. This step has been taken with a view 1 The property Includes $332,327 cash In
a. cttl,en«, poopla who differ widely in ot mr<mchlne expenditures. Lank. All will now be distribute.
w.. Inhabited from corporation!..* the tllat thp |(.K:K|„ti,re give lessee, of school
recently acquired territory into the Unit- lMd3 a mnre equitable appraisement and
hla"'9; lhn" had power to the njvtlon, without competition, of re-
govern any acquired territory onlf with easing the lar.d.
the ultimate purpose of erecting Into
states; that people of such territory can- 1 Tnn4i,n n k i
* Rio Janeiro., Jan., 7—A decree haa oe*n
tenced to Imprisonment for life. He wlll'not l>« heltl despotically by congress and iHS,'j" ''i''K^nr'Vw ftf IT! ^'i
be incarcerated at Ceuta, th. Spanish " ould be unwise and dangerous hr'f0^
penal colony In Morocco, opposite dl- | «> incorporate into the United Stat - the military arsenals of the conn-
Alil'l V A 1,11(1
Still .Making Trouble for t'nele
SSam'H Kepr st-nlativ x.
Manila., Jan., 7—Aguinaldo has issued
a manifesto declaring he had never ag-
reed at Singapore, Hong Kong, or else-
where to recognize the sovereignty of
the Americans here and Insists that ho
returned to the Philippines on an Amer-
ican ship solely to coupuer the Span-
iards and to win Independence. He as-
serts tha both of his proclamations of
May 24 and June 12 stated this fact of-
ficially, and he claims that Major Gener-
al Merritt confirmed this by a proclama-
tion several days before the Spaniards
■apitulated, stating clearly and definite-
y that the American forces came to v-
erthrow the Spanish government and .lb-
erate the Philippines.
In conclusion Aguinaldo declared that
ne had natives and foreigners as wit-
nesses that the Amerlcon forces recog-
nized not only by the acts that the Fili-
pinos were bellggerants but by publicly
saluting the Filipino flag "as it trium-
phantly sailed the skies, before the eyes
f all nations."
Aguingldo then solemnly protested in
the name of the Deity who empowerde
ilm to direct his brethren In the difficult
task of regeneration against the Interest
if the American government, and relt-
rated that he could produce proofs that
he has brought here on the understanding
that the Americans promised him their
•o-operatlon to attain independence.
The revolutionary leader than called
ipon all his followers to work together
with force and assured them that he Is
nvnlced that they will obtain absolute
independence and urging them never to
return "from the glorious road" on which
hey have already ao far advanced.
Major General Otlu attahcea no Im-
portance to the manifesto. He says ho
feels confident that the opinion of th'e
better class of the Filipinos is not con-
fined In It, but as to whether the Filipinos
masses can be controlled and the Filipino
army kept In check h dos not know,
hough h hopes for a pacific outcome of
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