The Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, December 9, 1898 Page: 3 of 8

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HIS ONLY HOPE.
mas
A FELON'S L
BY HENRY V. NESF1ELD,
-Jo
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SOUNDS LIKE POPULISM
WANAMAKER SCORES QUAY
AND HIS SUPPORTERS.
Th« Ulf Corporations of Pennsylvania use
Their Influence and March Their
Me* to the I'olls to Vole for Such
Men as Matt Quay. *
John Wanamaker took an active part
in tlie memorable campaign in Penn-
sylvania* in which Qllly was openly
* charged with his unspeakable corrupt-
ness. and ag-ainst which he made no
defense. This is a speech of his, a good
sample, and you can imagine what
the eastern press would have called
liinr hurl lie talked this way as a resi-
dent of Kansas a few years ago:
••The principal allies and partners
of the machine are the corporations.
The 1^,000 national and state office-
holder*, and the thousands ot other
officials connected with state Institu-
tions, form a small part of the wliol
number of obedient machine men win
are constantly at the command of
Senato* Quay, the admitted boss of the
machine. The corporation employes
of the state, who are controlled for
Quay's use, increase the number to ti
proportions of a vasl army.
"The steam railroads of the state
employ 85,117 men, and pay them an
iiually in wages 840,400,000. Of this
number the Pennsylvania and Read-
ing railroads furnish 37,911 and 10,083
respectively. The Vanderbilt system
furnishes 12,432 men; the Baltimore
Ohio, 3,015; the New Jersey Central,
. 1,864; the Lehigh Valley, 12,003; and
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
2,1jU The great street railways of the
atatf, «vho have received valuable leg-
islative concessions for nothing, give
the mac-Hue loyal support with 12,079
♦employes, who are paid in salaries
9ft,920,692 every year.
i "That monopoly o^ monopolies, the
Standard Oil Company, pays* annually
5J,*/<l(),0O3 to its 3,000 employes, who
are taught fidelity to Scuator Quay's
machine. The Bethlehem Iron works,
who*sc armor plates are sold to the
government for nearly double the con-
tract price offered to foreign countries,
iiitiiie.nce their employes to such an
extent that, in the city of Bethlehem,
it has been found difficult to find men
to stand as anti-Quay delegates.
•'The thousands of working men of
the Carnegie Iron Works, it is said, hie
marcher! to the polls under the super-
vision of superintendents and foremen,
and voted for 'Quay candidates under
penajty of lotting their jobs.
"Ihe great express companies, who
furnish franks to machine followers,
our of which is bossed by Senator
Piatt, with their thousands of men,
cau be counted on for great service to
the machine.
••The telegraph companies, whose
state officials, it is said, can be found
at the inner Quay counsels, with the
thousands of employes distributed at
every important point throughout the
state, and before whom a large slyue
of all-important news must pass, l>
one of the most dangerous parts of tin- i
Quay ma•■r.iuc.
*'Tl e interests of the corporations 1
laws is the threatening evil of the day.
''Capital with its manifold possibili-
ties for good in itself, becomes an
agency of wrong and calamity when
harnessed with favored legislation.
"Unscrupulous Pennsylvania corpor-
ations have been willing to purchase
advantageous legislation, and dishon-
est political leaders have made a busi-
ness of selling it to them. •
"Every act of injustice, every wrong
that you have endunsd, and every dol-
lar that has been filched from you by
the greed of corporations has only been
made possible by the venality and dis-
honesty of those to whom you have
delegated the power to make your
laws. The Quay machine in Pennsyl-
vania has no competitor in its line of
business. It deals exclusively in leg-
islative privileges and demands its
price, and the corporations are its pa-
trons. Every franchise, every privil-
ege and every law against your inter-
est and iu favor of corporations, nnd
every increase of taxation placed upon
you to save the corporations, has yield-
ed revenue in some form or other to the
machine and its master."
Governor Pfugree's Opinion.
Gov. Hazen S. Pingree addressed the
Nineteenth Century Club of New York
lately, on the subject: "Ten Years of
Municipal Progress." Among other
things he said:
"Detroit was long ruled by the poli-
ticians until, at? length, the leaders
gre.v reckless. Streets were given
away to car companies, to gas com-
panies and other corporations. • You
could not driv<f without paying toll.
The city was half lighted and at ex-
horbitant rates. What little paving
there was cost twice as much as it was
worth. The paving ring was powerful.
Sewers built had no outlet. There
were long tracts of unoccupied land in
ttffc middle of the city, held by men fo$
speculation. The cars drawn by horses
were unhealthy and uncomfortable.
Parks were given away for buildings
"III eight years all this lias been
remedied, and today Ltetroit is oue of
the most l|cai tiful cities iu the United
States.
I was elected by the most influen-
tial people of the city. Directly after
I was elebted I discovered that the
ailroads were paying less than * their
lawful taxes. 1 said so, and the rail-
road support was lost to me. I found
the gas companies charging exhorbi-
tant rate*, and I said so, thus losing
their support. I found bankers specu-
lating with the city funds. I denoun-
ced them, and tli£y said I was unsafe.
T attacked the surface railroads and
hay called me an anarchist. 1 was
four times elected mayor. I lost c. lot
of old friends, but I was elected by«a
arger majority each time. It is soine-
lting to be proud of when the influen
ial classes turn their backs on lye and
h% common people stand by me. • I
lave eoine to lean 011 the common peo-
ple. Tliey me the real foundation of
jood government.
"The remedy is*in municipal ownen-
ship. This will not only solve inuni
eipal questions, but will bring rail
rotdl, express companie}. street lifts*, |
"I say that unless tlie republican
party comes out and champions the I
average man, and unles^ it ceases to
(JHAPTER VI.—(Continued.) *
After some further conversation the
man Luke ceased to take any further
notice of the young man. beyond an
occasional glance, as if he were trying
to remember where he had seen his
face before. Baynes very shortly after-
wards got tip and went off home to his
hut.
As one of the men had informed
I.tike, Mr. Hall happened to be* short of
hands just then, nnd upon applying to
him the next morning he got taken on.
Things went on for some time very
much as usual. There were cattle-
brandings, breaking in of horses, and
Sunday kangaroo-hunts, indulging in a
drunken bout at Sullivan's, the "Bush
Inn," a few miles off. the latter diver-
sion being much to Mr. Hall's incon-
venience and disgust.
Sullivan's "lightning" rum was not
only guaranteed to make men drunk,
but it had the peculiar effect, after a
few days' steady drinking, of sending
them raving mad. This was not to be
wondered at, as Mr. Hall frequently
told lfis men on the station, for the
chief components were spirits of wine,
brown sugar and tobacco.
A noticeable alteration had taken
place in Tom Baynes' demeanor since
the arrival of Robert Luke upon the
station. He seemed to have relapsed
into his old moody manner, which he
lrad apparently got rid of as he iiad.be-
eome used to the place*
He was now never in the men's hut
longer than was absolutely necessary
cater to syndicates, trusts, monopolies | for the performance of his duties
and their agencies,
oblivion.'
t will be buried in
Mark Hanna also has been talking.
And he frankly admits in an inter-
view that the Diugley bill is a failure
as a revenue producer, just as we have
pointed out a protective measure ever
must be. Protection says: "Shut the
gates!" Revenue must have thein at
least partly open. ,Mr. yanna says,
therefore, that the war-tax must* re-
main for another year at least. If it
must, then the first t hing congress
should do is to reform that measure so
that the corporations—the express
companies, telegraph companies, etc.,
shall bear their share of the tax. As
it now is they are not paying one cent
of fhe war-tax, while the war'bas in-
creased their business tremendously.
Those whom the war affects adversely
are paying for the fiddler while tlx
corporations are dancing in
very joy.
In 1865, at the close of the civil war
the people of the United States wcr<
practically free from debt The pub-
lic, private and corporate debts of the
I nited States now approximate forty
billion dollars.
J he strength and permanence of u
nation depend upon the*masses of the
people being independent, self-reliant
homeowners. If ule gold standard is
not abandoned our people are doomed
to become a dependent tenantry.
and
he shut himself up more than ever
away from them all.
"How precious fond of that missus of
liis he must be!" said Lfike one night.
"It's queer no one's ever had a sight
of her. Hasn't no one for certain ever
seen her?" •"
"Not as I kno.ws on," returned on",
of his mates. ."What does it matter to
you if you sec her or not? She's an
invalid, that's what she Is. And he's
a good mate, and provides good grub
all round." . .
"I'll try and get a look at her, and
'chance the ducks,'" retorted Bob
Luke. "What right has she to go and
shut herself up? It puzzles my brains
where I have seen that chap Baynes
before."
After this Luke was constantly pry-
ing about In the endeavor to get a
peep into Baynes' hut. One night he
succeeded in creeping close up to It
without disturbing the inmates. There
! was. however, no possible means of
peeping in, so Luke lay down in the
shadow behind the chimney nnd list-
ened. He could not catch a single
word. If the Inmates of the hut were
talking they must have been doing so
in v^?ry low tones. By-and-by, how-
ever, the door opened, nnd in the
stream of light that came from with-
Luke beheld a woman walk out
Into flie open air. A shawl partly con-
cealed her features as she went down
the little garden path to the gate.
Then she stopped for some ten min-
utes with her back towards the watch-
er, looking out into the night.
"I shall see her better when she is
coming back," thought Luke.
"How am I to go. sir?" asked Baj'-
nes. "On foot?".
"Oh no!" replied Mr. Hall, laughing.
"I. hear you are rather afraid of
mounting a horse, .hut I have Ijft my
mare Vinegar up in the yard. She is
quite quiet, so you need not be alarmed.
One of the men will paddle her for you,
if you don't know how to set about
it." •
Tom Baynes set out shortly after'the
men's dinner was served, amidst roars
of laughter and much chaff from the
station hands.
"What, never been 011 a horse before,
Tom?" cried one. "/let along with
you! Hold tight on to her mane—that
way. "Now then, off you go! Stick to
her, mate! Ho, ho? ho!"—and, spank-
ing the old mare on the flank with his
hand, he started her off in the propw
direction. " •
Mr. Hall stopped fit the kitchen upon
his return in the evening, and called
one of the men out to take his horse.
"Has Baynes come Back yet?" he
asked. •
"No, sir," the man replTed. "I don't
see how he could get. back tonight.
They will have to unload a good part
of two drays to get at the things he
wants."
"True. Ah, well, there's not much
fear of his getting 011 the drink—
that's one reason why I sent him! If
you had gone, CliarHc," he added to
the man, "I don't suppose I should
have seen you back for a month."
"Very likely, sir—that Is, If once I
tasted," replied Charlie. "Most curi-
ous way It is with me—If I don't ta'sts
I don't want it, once I've had a sup,
there's no stopping of me. I must go
right away to tile end^of my cheque."
"Well, take my Advice, and never
taste again, Chnrlle," said his master,
as he walked off In the direction of the
house. .
While this conversation took place,
Robert Luke was standing close by;
and shortly hftmvards ho walked over
to the store, where everything the men
required could be purchased, from
boots and shirts to patent pills. .*
"Good evening, Luke," said ti*'
storekeeper. "And how's the world
using you? Want some tobacco, or
what? We shall have a# heap of new
things up in a day or two, when the
drays arrive."
"No, thank you," replied Luke; "I
just came over to be^ an envelope and
a sheet of paper. The mail-bag its
made up tonight, isn't It?"
"Yes, In half an hour. Writing to
your girl, Luke?" asked the man as he
threw over the required articles. "Put
it short and sweet."
"No. I am not writing to my girl,"
replied Luke—"only to a brother."
Leaning on the counter in a quiet
corner ^if the store, Robert Luke set
to work, and wrote the following let-
ter-
Care of Charles Hall, Esq., Redmount
Station, Barrier Ranges, N. S. Wales
May 25th, 18—.
Dear Bill—Conic out at once. Never
mind the public. Leave your wife to
look after it. I am on the right trick.
I didn't serve five years in the Metro-
politan Police for nothing. When 1
-r, D _ . . ~ : landed I made my way up country I
rhe selfish interest of the holders o! But at that moment the lamp Insidi 8,„.
.... # ill*. lull won 1 1 1 0 J
money and money futures is antagon- llUt Wa" tJrtlnBuishcd, and h
istic to the interest of the business COulfI Sf e nolhinS rnore than the shad-
owy fofm of the woman as she turned
round and re-entered the dwelling.
l>usiness
men and property owners Low prices
enrich the former at the expense of the
latter. Therefore tiie latter cannot
afford to permit the former to control
the money volume.
There are three kinds of people lu
4he world Wills, Wonts and Cants,
l'he Wills ,|0 everything; the Wonts
won't do anything, and the Cants
can't do anything. A polftical party
tlmt is not a positive"force, and is not"!
on the affirmative side of all progres-
sive movements cannot command the
support of a majority of the voters 01
the United^ State... A party of nega-I
tion can never meet the requirements
of a great and progressive natfon.
Robert Luke felt baffled, and his cu-
riosity . became keener than ever.
When he reached the hut in which he
slept, he found It empty. The men
were still haggling over their greasy
cards at euchre in the kitchen.
Sitting down by the plank table,
upon which stood the slush lamp a
tin pannikin full of sheep's fat with
a rag for a wick—Luke pulled out an
old* poeketbook, and drew from it a
worn and dirty paper. Unfolding It, he
lead the heading, "One Thousand
Pounds Reward The rest of the
( printed matter, which he read through,
carefully, contained "the description of
Edward Bartlett and. Anne Dodson.
^ "Well, it ain't them at any rate," he
grumbled, as he replaced the paper in*
ue banks at the great money cen- i its cover. "'Man with fair eomplex-
ters of Amerjca nnd Europe are owned
by the buqdocrats." *
According to'the Eleventh Census
11.ne per cent of the popul itioo own TI
per cent of the wealth of the I'nited
Slates. .
The people of the I'nited Stales ow«
to foreigners an amount equal to one
and one-half times the entire gold
moil, v iif existence. •
long I11 Sydney, as I thought
It was the wrong place to look for
tlieni. You know I felt certain that
they.bail made for Australia, because
in Bartlott's evidence he swore you
had talked of going there; and yon
assured me afterwards that It was him
as was always talking of It.
Well, after working my way from
fallon to station, I arrived here. The
first night I entered the kitchen f was
startled, by the resemblance of the
cook a man called Baynes—to the
girl Anne Dodson who gave evidence
at your trial, and who 4s now wanted.
He bearB such a strong likeness to her
that I am sure he must be a {elation.
Wliat is more^ he Is lately out f^oni
home, and there is a mystery about his
wife, who is constantly shut up In a
hut here. My belief Is that Baynes Is
Aifne Dodson's brother and I ■ keeping
hfr here" In hiding uutil he can clear
her off elsewhere.
I mean to see her tonight, whether
ion, gray eyes, shortish ' That won'l or no. Dayites Is away fetching som"
Some would-be political leaders will
bail to wait until n world is built tc
lit their leadership. They are misfits
iu the world that exists.
telegraph and telephone cumpr. -.lies ~ . ,.
and those o.f the masses have been di-J and other ags'n '
▼ergi< 1' 1" iinny y ■ 1 ,1 n<
what is for the people's go.> i*will not. j "My experience is that those who
corporations, mid wii < will htaud forcimst in tfto sym rogue and
y satisfy the corpora! ems isjwcarlouj faces on Kuudav, and bpen 1
the rest of the wee'; iu bribing alder-
men, and settln;r«up stock jobbing
suhemes to defraud widows and or-
.... 1 —- ■•••« des.re to eo the
enuics into tuo proper suL- r- 1 . . 1 . ,
' * ' nlied states V otnc .•. land of mil-
li inairea an I paupers will vote to make
permanent our borrowed monetary
standard.
auit tin
aeemioj
no longer Rufe to thu peopl
limited use of wealth and
where there is free and fu I e
tion, is not to be feared; but^ capital 1 plians, aro most dangerous members j il put into the bunds of bauking cur-
UcuiicU by uujust and discriminating1 of society. . ' porulions.
The
capita!
runnel.
Tlicf inviolability of private property
i surrendered whenever the right to
expand or contract tlio money volume
do. Baynes has dark eyes is quite
noddling height. Hair might dye; but
eyes 110, it ain't him. Desides, I saw
them both in court when Bill was
tru;il I have It!*' lie cried, springl:.
to his feijt and bringing-his li-i down
with a crash upon the table. "That's
where I saw the face like his. It was
Anne Doitson's! Supposing ha i .1
brother of Anne Dodson's, and has her
here ift hiding?"
'
CHAPTER VII.
"Baynes," said Mr. Hail, one morn-
ing as he was .starting out for the run,
^ "I want you to go down to'Sullivan's
this afternoon you ktfow the publle-
j house where the coach stopped when
you came up. The drays are up from
town, and v.e are so short" of a num-
ber of things that I a\ji sending some
pack-horses to meet them, so you can
j load up with whatever you think we
most require. Tht bullocks art «0
done up that I hear .they will not be
able to come any farther for the nexl
, three days. Very provoking It is, to
j be sure. I suppose all the men will gei
, drunk there. However, it can't be
helped"
stores, and won't be home until morn-
ing. So now's my chance!
I will let you know by'next mail how
I succeed, but don't wait for* letters.
Come out here we'll have tliaf thou-
sand pounds yet! You can swear to
them, as you lived In the same service.
I cannot be certain, as I only caught a
glimpse of them In the court, but I
fancy. 1 should know the man Bartlett
anywhere. 1 will remain Ifere or In
the neighborhood until your arrival.
Your affectionate brother,
ROBERT Lt'KK.
Varysburg, N. Y. •
The envelope was addre- ed to "Mr
William I,ul 'Hare and Hounds,'
I si In*.' t' 'ii. I.. 'ii-:, ii, 1 and, bavin: re 1
the letter carefully through," Luke
nested It up, and dropped It into the
1
He retired to rest that night at the
same time as the other men who slept
In his hut. ' •
"The last man dowses "the glim!''
liouted ijne fellow ti In rolled hl:n
self up In his blanket.
"That's me," replied Robert Luke, as
he took off his boots. Then, havim
extinguished the light with his Huge:
and thumb, he threw himself down up-;
on his bunk.
Hour after hour passed, and th«
steady stentorian breathing of his com-
panions told him that they ail slept.
Presently he raised himself gently to
a sitting posture, and in doing so ha
made the wooden bunk creak. Hu
listened for some seconds. No^—therf
men were undisturbed. Gradually he
reached the floor, holding his breath
lest the slightest noise on his parti
should awaken one of his companions.
Then he felt his way iu his stockinged
feet softly to the door, which was se-
cured by a common wooden latch. Ha
managed to open the door without a
sound, and, when outside, he let the
latch fall slowly into Its place with the
string attached to It from without.
He paused and listened, but they all
slept on.
The moon was nearly at the quarter,
anil the shadows from the Ranges lay
broad and dark upon the lower groum)
.beneath. Beyond the cry .of a night-
hawk or owl, the whir of a bat, or the
croaking of frogs in the stagnant pools
near the creek tli^re was not a sound
to be heard.
* Luke walked along In the direction
of Baynes' hut, which,"lying in the
shadow of the hill! would have* been
difficult for one not knowing the local-
ity to discover; but Robert Luke knew
his way well."
In a few minutes he stood outside
the door. There was no sign of life to
be-seen within. He tried the handle,
and found that the door was locked.
Then he crept round to the window,
which was unglazed and had coarse
calico nailed aeross in lieu of glass.
After peering about for some minutes,
he detected a speck of light shining
dimly through an inner curtain.
Probably there was a moth-hole in the
blanket which had been hung inside to
prevent the light from being seen from
without. The keyhole aud every chink
seemed stopped securely. .
How easily he might slit the calico
across with Ills knife and effect au
entrance! But then, suppose his sur-
mises were to prove wrong, what ex-
cuse could lie make for thus disturb-
ing the woman in the middle of tj e
night?
Luke's heart beat fast. It seemed to
htm as if he were on the very brink
of making some discovery, aud yet
was to be balked.
He stood still and thought a while.
Then It occurred to him that he might
knock, pretend he.was ill, and ask for
brandy. The men 011 the station had
none, he knew. Yes, there could be no
harm in that.
He knocked on the panels of the
door, but no answer clime. He knocked
again, and spoke.
"Mrs. Baynes, would you kindly give
me a drop of brandy If you have BUch
a thing. I am sorry to trouble you at
this time of night, but I am not very
well. I am Luke—Bob Luke."
Still not a word come in reply, ye
called out again more loudly—
"Mrs. Baynes d'ye hear, Mrs. Bay-
lies?" •
Growing bolder, he determined to try
the strength of the door.
Placing his shoulder against It, he
.turned the handle and leaned upon it
• Itli his whole weight
Suddenly the door gave way, and he
was precipitated Into the room. Re-
covering himself, it was yet several
seconds before he could distinguish
any objects around him—the sudden
transition from the darkness without
to the glare of a lamp had dazzled his
eyes. When he recovered from the
first confusing effects of the light, h*
saw a sight that sent him staggering
back against the wall, and for a mo-
ment deprived him of the power of ,
speech, lie was bewildered, and could
not find breath to say the words which
were upon his lips.
A sound of horse's hoofs approach-
ing the hut made Mm suddenly look
round, and then he knew no more. A
fearful crash upon his skull iU>prived
him of his senses, and he feil heavily
to the floor.
(To he Continued.)
OZONE IN CLEAN CLOTHES.
.Simple MrtbiHt of frenlmnIiijj tlie Alt
of u Sickroom. .
Almost everyone has noticed the pe-
culiarly refreshing smell of clean lin-
en, especially when Just taken fro.m the
lines and brought indoors. It is not so
generally known how valuable is the
connection between this cool and'
grateful odor and the ozone which is
so necessary In a sickroom. The Lon-
don Lancet, a standard medical author-
ity,* contains an article on tills sub-
ject, In which ti is stated that the at-
mosphere of an apartment may be
charged with ozone by bringing into
it damp linen sheets that have Just
been exposed to a dry sharp wind.
Bringing tlieni Into the hoifte and
shaking them or waving them about in
the air of the room wll^ according to
the statements made, change the char-
acter of*the ajr. Till: is a matter of
importance to Invalids, who often be-
come exhausted from L, rk of ozone In
the air they breathe. A means so sim-
! pie and effective and one that is within
1 he reach of every person should be
generally understood, it. seem that
nil that Is necessary is to bring the 1 in-
I en to til0 room immediately after It Is
• 1 fn in !n .'i and
ihako and whirl It. about, when jhe
c haracter of the air will be altered at
.
■ entr.rk how readlh a path i: J drop
into a quiet sleep after bod linen has
been renewed. Tho cause is doubtless
10 be found in the ozone released from
the sheets nrwly washed and aired.
• while some "cows were passing the
house one of them lowed. "Oh, mam-
1 mar' exclaimed little Clara, "oue cf
. ihe hoxus Hew! Which one was ItT"

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