The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 13, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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THE LEADEN, GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DCTOiEA 11 1 04
T « . rVWU ThE iNLV QUESTION,
HK 1 A riAJJill IV The rets ocrui!" have out one, and
'■ • ' ~ 'only one, Issue thin campaign.
EY LESLIE G. NIB LACK. i :vsue It negro offlclolism!
IIMHICK or THE ASSOCIATED PWKKB j asJ ltiey #j|j t]je rinK (annct
L1 muddy tho water and divert tho public
001 The I eader and the Democratic par
Mo ft Kss., Business. 75; Editorial,
Ark Valley, Business, 75; Editorial, 69
..THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1904
ALTON BROOKS PARKER,
OF NEW vORK.
HENRY GASSAWAY DAVIS,
OF WEST VIRGINIA.
OF GREER COUNTY.
FO* THE COUNCIL.
Third District— I,. G. NIBLICK.
Fifth District—L. R. CARPENTER.
Sixth District—IKE B. LEV)',
The Leader Is a member of the Associated i y arL. not j'lal.ini; war on the negroes
^f%at7r"^««orV"i^roYohr,":! They arr> hero and we can not help
elusive afternoi n publication In Guthrie i
Uld so mile* radius
But the fact that Republican conver
•tions year after year have disregards'
Ihc wishes of the taxpayers and foHt
ed Hacks upon their tickets to th>'
detrln:ert of the town and county. Is
the thin« that will work revolution a
the poll's ir this county, Nov. 8.
The Leader Is not wearing the negro
isoiie to shreds.
That cannot he done.
There are those who complain tha'
the preTont black condition is bad
enough without emphasizing it wi
Th:-t is the Democratic contention.
The fact of our black condition
wants to be home into white taxpay-
ers hard and strong.
Are we to have a negro state here'
A start in that direction haf. been
: If Guthrie to lose the caprtal through
prejudice of Guthrie on account of of
i ficial nlpgerism.
j Guthrie is virtually at a standstill
On account ol nlggerism.
1 Farm values have depreciated in
' value and town property is depreciat-
Simply on account of the fact that
prospective new comers are turneki
awa> by rival towns, *no piay the
"nigger card" hard and strong.
The story of the man at St Louis
who bought a ticket to "Little Africa,"
was printed in the St. Louis papers.
Toe Globe-Democrat, Aug. 2, said:
"Logan county, Oklahoma, is the
only county in the new south that
electr, negroes to office as a common
practice. The white people don't seem
to mind it."
These things have damned G-uth
rie and Logan county.
So long as there is race prejudice,
so long will people contemplating a
chance -efuse to come to rogan eoun
ty to rear families.
if legroes were not placed in of-
fice, there would be no word of plaint
Hundreds of negroes themselves
realize this fact and desire a change.
Property-owning Republicans aro
with the Democrats in this movement.
The Democrats know full well that
the Republicans have n wnlte major-
ity in Logan.
They know also that (be Repabli
catis, outside of the politicians, are
opposed to official negro sm, but they
publican organ make any mention as then support the tickets nominated by
to where he stands. (tho "machine" and its black brigade
What will Mr. Merten do If elected | You have vour choice—one means new
to the legislature* Will he tavor a life :n bufiness enterprises a-.d a
fellow servants' law. Will he favo gTeat and bright future for ycur city
the revision of the general election (—tho other the stygian waters v. hid.
laws* Will ho favor legislation pro grow a snim that poisons with in
vKllng for a change in the quarantinf, touch the fountain of every bus ess
laws* Will he be in favor of the rai'. enterprise and drives capital er I In
roads paying their proportionate shar vestors to seek other fields. The.e is
of taxes along with the professional 'no need nf the Leader telling you 'his
business and tnnv.lng conojiunity? you know Ii Is true yourself.
d"es Mr. Merteu stand on th
As the election neare the crucial
mIi k>I book queston' Is not Mr. Mer
tin a friend Med and true, of the ^ioc the evidence piles up in a mon-
corporationi!7 Who defeated Mr. Mer-
ten two years ago' Was it rot tho
farmers who have long suffered under-! ^ Th<re i* not a com-
ument of absolute certainty that Hon
Frank Mathews will lie the next dele-
Democratic County Ticket.
County Clerk-Edward Trapp.
Register of Deeds —E. A. Detrick.
Probate Judge—Joseph Wisby.
County Treasurer—Geo. W. Burford
County Attorney—W. B. Herod.
County Coroner—Will Patterson.
County Surveyor—F. S. Pulliam.
Public Weigher—C. H. Donahue.
Sunerintendent—J. H. Boweisox
First District—J. D. Burke
Second District—T. L. .'ertilgan.
Third District—John B. Favor.
Justices of the Peace:
John A Overboy.
J. N. Keys
Constable—Chas. E. Stlce.
Again Candidate Herwig is asked
to sav how niuay negroes he will em-
ploy as ass;stniits in the office of rig
later of deeds if ho is elected7
the burden of taxation while ihe ring
has waxed fatter and richer' Who
caused Mr. Merten to be nominate
six years ago? Was it not the cor-
poration interests? Who caused Mr.
Merten to be nominated four years
ago' Was it jot tho same interests"
Who caused Mr. Morten to be nomi
nated two years ago* Was it not h
same Interests? Who caus< d Me
Merten to be nominated this year? If
the corporations are not interested li
the nomination and election of Mr.
Merten, whv oliould a faithful adher-
ent and follower of the Republican
paity be turned down? A. B. Holli
day is a farmer and represents the
interests of the farmers. He is con
versant with legislative affairs and he
ing closely identified with tho inter-
ests of this district Is certainly well
qupped to discharge the duties of rep-
Some of the Republican exchanges
ty in the whole territory in which
there is tie slightest disaffoc;ion to
him. IBs Jlean canvass, and the si-
ienca with which he has treated his
assailants and their falsehoods, hat
won him hosts of friends in all sec-
tion? of the territory. The garbled
and false reports of his speeches,
which have been the constant feature
of the fc'ate Capital, have done tha
sheet infinitely more damage than they
have done Mr. Mathews. Indeed if •>. i
thing it has ntade him friends for
those who have heart' him and after-
ward read .n that paper Its slangy and
garbled report it the same speech,
are strong in condemnation of such
methods. A party newspaper may
justly and fairly and even bitterly
criticise the speeches and the doc-
trines advocated by the i andiaates ot
an opposite political paity and even
hold the mup to public ridicule, bu
it never stoops to absolute falsehood
and persistent misquotations and
PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL CLUB.'
AP I AIIICIAMl CAVC •
OF LOUISIANA. SAYS:
-THERE IS NO FINER MEDICINE THAN PE RU-NA.'
W W WASHBURN
PRESIDENT LOUIS/ANA COMMERCIAL CWB
are trying to make the lessees of j garbling methods. Wo repeat that 1
schiy.l loads believe that the manner Frank Mathews is as surely our next i
of the appraisement of these lands
was for the purpose of Injuring Dele
gate MeGuire Since the school land
Hoard is entirely composed of Renub-
llcans this silly story will find few to
believe It. The truth is MeGuire fully
approved it until-the lessees began t >
kick, and then tye wabbled just as he
has done on all ot' his mistakes.
To those Republicans who know
what the tax levy In this county is
W. H. ChuiipeU's blundering figures
in his Meridian speech must tom
caused litem a sickly smile.
The Leader appeals to the white
people of Guthrie and Logan county
to ccuae to the rescue of both county
and city in thd coming ejection. If
you want to rescue the community
Ironi the curse of tin;- rule and ne^ro
domination you have it in your power
to do so. Politics and party obliga-
negro issue is n non-partisan (|ons ym patriotic citizen to sup
port a policy which destroys the pros- j
perity as well as the good name of a j
community. This so-called Republi
can ring "machine" could not exist an
hour were it net for the negroes who
do its bidding.
delegate to congress as he lives until
the ballots are counted.
The Leader repeats with added em-
phasis what ,t has said all along, that
the fight in this countv is not against
the Republican paxty. It is purely
against ring rule, otherwise tho
Guthrie "machine", and negro official-
ism, fostered controlled and manipu-
lated by the ringsters without re
gard to the rights of hor.est members
of the party or 'he public welifare, in
order to retain themselves and their
satellites in power.
Suffered With Kidney and Liver Trouble
for Twelve Years—Pe-ru-na Cured
Him—reels Batter Than far Twenty
Hon. William Watson Washburn,
President of the Louisiana Commercial
Clnb, and a very well known man of
New Orleans, La., writes from t 7 Canal
"1 am satisfied that there is not a finer
medicine placed before the public to-day
than Peruna. I have been troubled for
nearly twelve yean with kidney and
liver trouble, and at times I have been a
pretty sick man, unable to attend to my
duties. I bad alsrnt made up my mind
that no medicine could help me, when
one of your booklets was brought to my
oflico which I read In a leisure hour. I
then deckled to give Peruna a trial and
found that X had at Inst secured the
right medicine for me. For two month*
I used it faithfully and then felt so well
I was Ilk* a young man one* mora.
This was over a year ago and I kare aot
had any trouble since. Although I am
in the seventies I feel better and mora
active than I did thirty years ago."—
W. W. Washburn.
Most derangements of the kidneys are
due to catarrh of the kidneys. Peruoa
is a catarrh remedy. This explains
why it is that Peruna cures it great
number of kidney diseases in whioh
the usual remedies fail.
If you do not receive prompt and satis-
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at onee to Dr. llartman, giving a
full statement of your case, and he will
be pleaded to give you bis valuable ad-
Address Dr. llartman, President of
The Hartmau Sanitarium, Columbus, O,
W. H. Chappell seems to iiavo ar
Hching to defen-1 Franr< Greer I'rOM
grafting on the county Ot it may be
(hat Greer has taken this me'hod ti
attract attontion to himself in order
to divert the scrutinizing eyes of the
public from Chappell's jumbling mis-
representation of figures and facts
The local light in Logar. county is.
ahould negro officialism and ring-rule
continue lo the prostration and in-
jury of the best interest of the coun-
ty and city of Guhrie? It is up to the
tSUcpayers and business element of the
Republican parly to say what ih'j
filt ire shall l>e.
If anjone iu tangled about whicl
paity is sincere in its professions
for statehood, let him ask himself this
one question. Which party—the Ri
publican or Democratic—has tin
most to lose in the change from a
art overridden in their own conven- j territorial form of government to full
tions by men who wish to wain tain ■ statehood9 The Democrats certainly
tt was a Republican paper that
charged that the State CapltiJ had
bilki-q I>ogsn county out of over
twelve thousand dollars on padded
hills in one year, and W. H. Chappell,
Greer's county itinerant, should nive
the proper credit in his opening ad-
dress before a Logar. county jury of
taxpayer at the next trial.
An old Union veteran has been mak-
ing in investigation of the county and
territorial officers, and remarked to aI best advertisement for Outhrie and Lo
power through Mack Influence.
in the Republican council squabble
leaders of both factions pander to tho
On this question one is no better
than the other. The Democrats in this
fight can howl themselves hoarse on
corruption, levies, et cetera, but if the
negroes of 'Kith faetlons vote the Re
publican ticket the howl amounts to
The Democrats, In the minority, as
tliey are. are doing something for the
industrial welfare of town, enmity and
They are trying to save property
values, and plaee officialism upon a
white basis, in order to attract new
co.ners who will help tmild up the
A white victory on Nov. S, will be
h"ralded over tha world.
;t will actually be the biggest an
have nothing to lose by the change.
The Republicans have ali to lose, for
they hold all the offices and have full
administration control over the ter
litory. It is, to soy the least, boiled
down iirpudence and fetid effrontery
for MeGuire and his scalpers to charge
the Democrats as beiLg statehood ob-
structionists. • l #
reporter today that not a single old
soldier ■ -t the Civil war was er1 ployed
in anv capacity in any of them, not
even a jani'orship, while scores of
negroes occupied places In these off
ces that these old veterans would be
only too glad to get Another evi-
dence of the regard the Republican
"Maeilr.«" has for the negro.
jaii county ever devised.
The people everywhere over the
territory will see to it that the legis-
lative assembly is composed of hon-
est and capable men whe understand
the necessity of wise and safe legisla-
tion at l his crisis in our history. Leg-
islation must no longer be run iu the
interest of greedy corporations and
questionable enterprises to the injury
and oppression of the great body of
taxpayers who are the bone and
sinew of our commonwealth. All
must be tre tted alike. Any inequality
iu taxation :s unjust and an injury to
all. Oppressive statutes against one
are oppressive against <H. Favors to
special interests is injury to all the
rett, farmers, cierchantj. mechanics
and all others. Equality i3 the law
of right, and inequality is the reverse.
THEV BELIEVE IT NOW.
Two years ago The leader publish
ed four full pages of LogBn county's
hls'oiy in which tables of the receipts
and expenditures of the county were
given. These statistics were cons-
piled at an expense of $100 to T
' LeadeT. At that time scores of He-
Ipublicans who are now opposed to tic
| machine scoffed at The leader's ex-
I pose, denouncing it as campaign fio-
ition. It is a pleasure to know lhat o!<
' copies of The Leader containing these
figures are now in demand. Thost
who Kcoffed then are now signing a
subscription list to pay an account-
ant for an examination of county rec-
ords. The leader claimed then that
Logan county was bemg bilked and
we are now pleased to know that our
'charges are believed.
The .Deroocrwt'c party rightSV e<m
deums tho Hamilton etatebood bill for
its ot-tnujeoue partisan provisiens. and
ntver for ita statehood provision.
\Vh«n the Hon. Bird McOuire declares
that every Democrat in the lower
hoa e of o ngre s voted against the
bill, he did not slate the real reason
why they voted against tt. He knows
that the Republican majority at his
own juggebtlori. made it so obnoxious
in Its partisan features that no self
respecting Democrat couM vote for it
however willing he might be to give
Oklahoma statehood, in crder that he
miirht purade the vote before our peo
pic to help him succeed Himself.
ANOTHER M'GUIRE GUN SPIKED.
A news story recently sent out —
from Washington and published in j T',(1 had that the Republicans able Bird is to be believed, tvheii it
the Territorial papers, in which it is i uminot Ket together and stay together ccnies to statehood for Oklahoma ho
stated that conditions in the Indian
Territory are such lhat it will be
impossible foi the work of Ihe Dawes
commission to be finished by March.
19)6, as was agreed upon, and lhat
it may be ten years berore affairs in
that territory are wound up. and that
statehood may not come for an equal
length oi time on that account, and
the prediction that the Hamilton bill
will not pass at the short session of
congress iext winter, is a hard blow-
to Mr. McGnire's campaign promise j m t'mr. HS l,r thought, to enable him
that he will, if elected, pass the Ham j lo c'H'm t-'le credit for a single state-
ilton bill through the Senate at the I h00** before the people. !t is too
short session. I b:ld ,!lat news should ha\ e been
It is cleax that Mr. MeGuire j sprung on the people Just at this time,
not consulted upon this news item be- i as together with his misrepresenta-
fore it was pent out. as his campaign jtiC11 °' Retia(,:" Bailey and the failure
in their campaign arguments. ;s a giant among the pigmies of the
What is there left for Mr. MeGuire Republican majority. In making
to make his race upon? Mas h< ihese corfessions MeGuire forfce*.«
no; already nincio enough promises to tkat he is slurring his own party ia
be broken .' Has he done anything hut congress and out of It.
make promises since he was first
nominated two years ago?
True, he opposed single statehood
and prevented any kind of statehood
until it was too late for passage at
the list session and then flopped af-
ter it was too late to be of benefit, hut
The British have seen 'Hidden Las-
a." Is their curiosity satisfied?
WHAT ABOUT MERTEN?
The friends of Candidate Merten are
making a verv hard fight in his be
half cn the ground that he will prove
a true and worthy representative of
Guthrie aud the Sixth representative
district. It will be noticed however,
that neither Mr. Merten nor the Re
is seriously crippled by its appearance-
at this tine; In tact aboat all of Mi
McGnire's campaign argument has
been crippled since he started oitt
on the stump ft r re-oleetion.
At the outset Mr. MeGuire claimed
that the only reason the Hamilton
bill did not pass the Swato was be j
muse of the opposition oi Senator i
Bailey by filibustering tactics, and j
that ihe hill would undoubtedly pass,
ut the short session next winta.' if |
Senator Bailey lid not filibuster to t
defeat it. Senator Bailey's attontion |
was called to this statement of Mr.
McGuires, and he immediately wrote
a letter denouncing it as a misrepre-
sentation and in a gentlemanly way j
said it was absolutely false. Senato: |
Bailey, in his str.temont, says plainly j
that he is opposed to filibustering tac-1
tics and that he will not oppose the!
of his party to declare for statehood
Ih their National platform leaves Mr.
MeGuire «iiwcjended In mid air.
The l.eat'e.r Is a Democratic journal
from the core out. but it takes this
occasion to say that should a set of
ringsters like Hie Guthrie Republi-
can "machine" evef get control of
th" county Democracy and undertake
to manipulate it in the interest of the
rinirstors and in disregard of tho
rights of the party and the people, it
will as bol<;!.v and fearlessly denounce
jit ani repudiate its so-called nomina
! lions as il now denounces this He
Kx-Gov Stanley, of Kansas, in a
speech at Bmporia advised his Re-
pt'blican friends to vote rjr candidates
tor the legislature without regard to
their political affiliation, He warned
them against boodlers ana time sen -
ers who are nominated by machine
politics to do the bidding of the "ma-
chine." an i closed with this senten-
tious sentence, whicsr is peculiarly
lit'ed to the Republican situation in
Logan county "I hope tne time will
come in Kansas when Republicans
will have courage and sense enough
to vote for men as candidates, for th-J
legislature who represent them most,
thoroughly, < v£n if they have to get
over into the Democratic column ti>
Thore is a deep seated conviction
in the public mind, not confined to any
one particular party, that there IS''
something wrong in tho finances of
both Logan county and the City of
Guthrie, and that- the party in power
should b« made to show the books.
This suspicion is so strong in ilie put.
lie mind thit an investigation cannot
be staved off. As a strong indicatio*
publican oligarchy and their negro tll8t an a(W)se,, scntlmPnt upon th#
ja"'es ________ (subject is manifesting itself, a re-
porter ran across some petitions now
When McGulrc was running lor coil
grass ttvo years ago the omnibus
statehood bill had passed the house
and *as pending in the senate, lie
unde his campaign on the representa-
tion that election would mean his
passage of the omnibus bill through
the senate and Its enactment into law,
thereby giving Oklahoma statehood.
Wnat was the result of the people al-
lowing themselves to be flim-flam-
med? The omnibus bill was killed t*|PUblican convention to declare for
It Bird MeGuire should accidental
!y pitU through he won't owe his elec-
tion to his Republican Journalistic
friends, fo: they have had him on
passage of the Hamilton bill by any j a), bWm q, ^ stau,hoo<] question.
such unusual methods.
Thi.t news item comes direct from
Washington and is evidently inspired
by the Republican party, since it first
.appeared in the Republican press. It
explains to a thinking miud the reas-
on for the failure of the National Rep
and it takes the bigger portion of
his speeches to explain this.
the senate before MeGuire ever took I
his seat, and when he attempted to
get a bill before congress providing
for separate statehood it was killed in
tho committee and the Hamilton bill
substituted. Now MeGuire is trailing
along alter the Hamilton bill, trying
to run on the strength of it.
Frank Mathews, wherever he meets
Bird MeGuire in joint discussion, is
causing the Hon. Bird to have cold
feet and a chilly stiea'K along his
spinal column. Mathews shows ev-
statehood. This new evidence that the ^ L.rywhera lhat MeGuire Is not now an.I
Republicans have their wires crossed ^ never was sincere for any sort of
is only natural when one knows the | statehood He is 'he protege of Gov-
fac's. The Republican powers that, eruor Ton., and the latter dees noi
be in Washington say there will be want to lose his three thousand dol-
no statehood leeislation this winter, j |ar jot, an,| Mack will help him keep
that the Hamilton bili will not pass, j,
the Indian ———~———
in circulation demanding that an ex-
pert accountant be at once employed
lo examine the county and city rec-
ords and books, and what appeared
significant the petitions were being
circulated by prominent. Republicans.
This latter fact is mentioned to show
that politics has nothing to do with
because of condi' ions
Territory: that statehood is likely to
It is no longer a question of partisan he delayed for ten years. In Oi:la-
politlcs in Lican county. It is a ques- ^ homa to fixjl the people, Mr. MeGuire
tion of prosperity or the reverse, j says he will pass the bill at the short
Which will you have'' If you want j session next winter; thai the only
According to the Hon. Bird MeGuire.
■toe Bailey, of Texas, is a veritable
homed centaur, wiih boar's tusks, and
is more powerful in the United States
senate than a'l the Republicans with
their beaslly majority. Whil^ they
eat. and do pass over the head of this
the continuation of "machine" politics reason 'he powers that be at Washing-
and negro officialism and businrfcs j tor. failed to declare for statehood
dearth Instead of white dominancy j was because of Arizona and New Mex-j w'l(1 ",a < « Texas ^ pnrnaan meas
and a hopeful and healthful future, jco being against the Hamilton bill. ure the'' vant t0 l>aBS' ,f 11,(1 H°nor
If Mr. Chappell is so curtain that
rir.g uffici'ils can do no wrong—that
everything is straight and square at
the court house—will tie kindly eV-
plain why the Republican county con-
vention voted uown over vigorous pro-
test, ft resolution calling for a thorough
"official investigation of county af-
The Democratic party stands com-
mitted '.o ihc doctrine or anci-negro
officialism. Every Republican candi-
date In Logan county favors negro
domination: otherwise he would not
be a candidate.
Why has the Republican ring snub-
bed tne old soldiers and foisfed ne-
groes upon Ihelr county ticket?
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