The Tecumseh Leader. (Tecumseh, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, May 18, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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TECUMSEH, 0. T., FRIDAY, MAY 18, 189
WOllLU THEY DO 117
If Two Million Me n Would Sign
A l'etitlou for Spccille Legis-
lation, Would Congress
Congress is clecled by tho people.
A workingni all's vote is as good
Ha die vote of a bunker, bond-
.lirttder <>r any other man's. The
' bankers 11live their associations, the
ttisrchants and spocul iiors their board
ot trade, and each class is represented
by some organization with an object
to protect their interests. Whenever
these interests are threatened by Ad-
Verse legislation these different or-
ganizations nre quick to send a lobby
to congress to prevent it. IV hen they
want ah)' special legislation they hit
hit hand and usually get it. But there
tire othor organizations in this coun-
try, and another class of rocu, who do
not receive this consideration. The
farmers have the Alliance, the Grange,
the F. M. ]'>• A. and othor kindred or-
ganizations. The liuinbtsf ot iilcmber!1
!.n these organizations lias run up into
the millions. They represent the
most important interest in the coun-
try—that of agriculture. Their right
Of petition or to lobby is as plain and
well founded as the bankers lhey
outnumber the bankers thousands to
bne. They have petitioned congress
xor years for certain measures.
Among these is the free coinage of
isilvcr. There is not a farmers organ'*
tion in existence, nor has tliere been
since the war, that has not expressed
i tself in favor of free silver. 1 heir
petitions lmvh. bfe' ' supplettieiited by
M.inlldr ones from the Knights ot La-
bor and other organizations. But in
spite of all this, the haukci ' petition
for 'lemoiuitization of silver was grant-
ed, while the ltli-HieH' was ignored.
For years the Democratic party shift-
ed the responsibility for this liegleet
jiiul insiilt tl(iojl the Itepublicail plfrty.
jl plead lor a "chance.'' The people,
lired of the corruption and rottenness
oVtlie Kopuidican oflicials, gave th.
Democrats the chance they asked.
Bill tilings are no better. What the
Ucpublican paity i;id while it. was in
full power, in 187:5. the Democratic
party tlli'i wHiifc it wa= Iti full power,
tii 1893. The petitions of all labor or-
ganizations are ignored; the lanuci
is slapped in the fiice and the wage
worker is is sent on a tramp - a fruit-
less search for work. Two years ago
over 1,000,000 votes were polled as a
p.otest against the rotten tyrannical
systems prevailing, but ii had less in-
fluence than the eighteen bankers who
were sent from Wall street to appeal
to the president to TCta the seignioi
age bill. If congress and the presi-
dent ignore ttye protest of a million
qi'pu Hu'ltlio dem ands of all organized
Jabor, how iMajr it & expected that
these mon ai'c Poing to obtaiu the ic-
Jief which all agree they need? The
f^mer is a patient man-too patient
fometiuic? for his.own good—but thf.t
lie is a holy terror when aroused, has
been proven on several very memorial
occasions. What can congress be
thinking of? Does it mistake patience
for ignorence or servility? Does it
not tre it tiie masses with ordinary
iulelligpuqc? . Ucntlpmen beware
You urn tr.iiiporiug v illi a dangesous
power. The element that has made
yju wealthy in years enn crush you in
days. U is wonderful the ignorance
displayed of the temper of the people
.We are living on a Heritable social
and political volcano t ;i:.t is ready to
burst forth at any moment find carry
Sosiructlon in its path. w" hav ar-
rived lit that point where we believe
that i£a petition would go up to con-
gress with 2,000,000 names signed to it
asking for some special lecislation to
lift some of tho burdens, from labor's
shoulders, that a h'ttlf dozen bajfl er
pould defeat it if they choose to do so
Ig such a government a popular gov-
ernment? Does such a government
|uaul the rights of tho people and
(rotcct all interests alike? If the
iworkiugman is not to be represented
ill the government how is he to be exT
pectcd to support it. or even desire to
jive under!it? Did you ever thmk of
that? Did you ever stop to inquire
fcow much a man will flifht for a
thing be don't like? 'then ictoigau-
<izc'(i£!'ecd beware of the extent to
which it piles on the burdens, lest
,„helr rapacityibe Jshe-meaus «f their
Instruction -Kingfisher County Bca-
H ir*™—n ~
. J. a. Fopver and U. E. Glenn or-
•wa 'iized a l'eopld's pcrty club at Pleas-
ant Valley seho^ house Tuesday night
uVlrtvH, -with W. J-- Brown chairman
r r" TDrake, secretary
KEEP IT BEFORE YOU. |
An exchange suggests that they be j
kept side by side, that the farmer, the j
mechanic, the laboring man, may read I
them, and reilcct. Paste them up in j
your house, in your offices, on your |
barn, plow and hoe handles, nuvils j
and hammers, and in your hats, j
Study them in season and out of sea-
son, for th.c<e havo been the means of
your undoing the creating of the
monster debt, which you are to anil
have been paying.
TUB hazzard ClfecULAU.
This was issued by au agent of Lon-
don capitalists to New \ oik capital-
ists, in 1802.
"Slavery is likely lo be abolished
by the war power, and chattel slavery
be destroyed. This. 1 anil ray Eu-
ropean friends are in favor of, for
sir.very is but the owning of labor, and
carries with it the car tor ilie laborer,
while our plan is ron capitaIj to coxN
TItOL i.abok by CONTBOlXINQ thk wa
cms. This can be done by controlling
the money. The great debt (that cap
ittil will see to is made otit of this
war) must bo used as the means to
control the volume of money. To
accomplish this, the money must be
bouded, and the bonds must be used
as the banking basis. We are now
waiting for the Secretary of the treas
urer to make the reconimondation to
congress It will not do to allow the
greenback to circulate as monev any
length of time, for we cauuot control
them, but we can boiltrbl the bonds
and through them the bank issue."
This was afterwards issued by the
New York bankers to the national
DEAR SIR:—It is advisable to do
all in your power to sustain such
prominent dally and weekly news-
papers, especially the agricultural and
religious as will oppose the issuing
ol greenback paper money aud that
you also with bold patronage or fa-
vors from all applicants who are not
willing to oppose tho government
issue of money, Let the government
issue the coin and the bank9 isshe th<
paper money of the country, for then
we can better protcct each other.
repeal the law creating national bank
notes or to restore to circulation tho
government issue of money will be to
rovide the people with money, and
therefore seriously affect your
individual profits as bankers aud
leaders. See your congressmen at
ouce, and engage him to support out
interests that we may control legis-
THE rANIC CIRCULAR.
Issued March 12,1898, by American
banker's association to all national
DEAR SIR. The interest of uation-
albankers require immediate fiuancird
legislation by congress. Silver, silver
certificates and treasury notes, must
bo retired and national bank notes
upon a gold basis made the oulv mon
ej. This will require the authorize
tion of from $500,000,000 to $1,000,
000,000 of new bouds as a basis of
circulation. You will at piJ'C re ti I e
one third of yoiir circulation and call
in one halt of your loans. Be careful
to make money stringency lolt among
your patrons, especially among iiiflti-
mtial business men. Advocate an
•lira session pf ^congress for the
•epeal of the .Sherman law aud act
with the other banks of your city in
securing a large petition to congress
for its unconditional reperl per
corupanyius form. Use personal in
fltiohce with congressmen and partic-
ularly let your wishes bo known to
your senators. The future of national
banke as fixed and safe investments
depends upon iimnediato action as
..here is an increasing sentiment in
favor of government legal tender notes
and silver coinage.
Monopoly must be told to stop.
Silver must be remonetized. All
money must be issued by the govern-
ment. The issue of bonds must be
forbidden. National banking nmst
bo crushed out. Railways, telegraphs
and telephones must be owned aud
opperated by the government.. The
volume of money in circulation must
be iucreased to no less than $50 per
capita. Taxation must be limited to
the actual requirements of the govern-"
ment. for legitimate pnrposes. Tho
burial of defunct seuators aud con-
gressmen at public expense, and the
funeral wine parties which attend
these burials must be stopped; A
graduated income tax rtiust.be enforc-
ed These things must be c\one oi the
laboring people.of this country nust,
submit to slavery.—Ex.
Abraham Lincoln said iu his mes*
sage to cougress Dec., 1861. "Capital
could not have existed if labor had not
first existed Capital is only the pro-
duct ot labor. Labor is the superior
of capital and deserves by far tho
No one will dispute this.
But granted, as it is claimed, that
"capital and labor are friends, not en-
emies,." Then if they are friends and
allies, reason and contmou sens
j would show that tliey should divide
equally and equitably. If tho iucrense
of the wealth of tho country is only
1 8 per eeut, capital sO-callcd is it at the
1 best, no) entitled to more than half of
that, which would be 1$ per cent. If
it takes more it not only robs labor,
but inevitably Phoducks Panics asd
It has been estimated that all the
debts of the United States, public or
private, aggregate $82,000,000. Some
authorities figure them at nearly dou
pie that amount, and as nearly ever;
certificate of stock is an interest bear-
ing (dividend-paying) debt, printed
on paper, this estimate is probably
correct, But let us figure it at thirty-
Both Chas. Foster and John G. Car-
lisle, one a Republican the other a
Democratic secretary of the treasury,
claim that there is $1,600,000,000 ol
money in circulation iu the United
States. In this they include about
1400,000,000 ol $500, $1,000 #6,000 and
$10,000 notes that are certainly not
purt of the money "iu circulation."
these gentlemen also fail to deduct
the money lost by fires, shipwrecks
and other accidents, which iu the
course of many years amouuts to large
sums. If, then, we estimate the total
amount of money in circulation atone
billion, we get these figures:
Debts of all kinds $32,000,0^0,000
Money iu actual circulation, $1,000,-
1 hen at a low estimate, as shown,
the debts exceed the inouey in circu-
lation 32 times. Iu other words, eve-
ry dollar of iuoli';y in circulation pay s
interest 32 times each year, winch, al
an average rate of 7 per cent, makes
224 Pun Cent. This exceeds the ex-
tortions of the most heartless chattel
mortgage shark ^ithe world.
If $1,000,000,000 are invested at 225
per cent (we adel 1 per eeut for con-
venience in figuring,) it will amount
to $ 120.097,590,000,000 In 10 Years.
I1111 years it, will be a sum three and
a quarter timea greater aud in 12
years,—well what is the use of figur-
. The Point is that capital so-called
increases under present conditions
Willi such frightful rapidity that at
regularly recurring periods there must
boa general repudiation of uebts
and this is what we call a financial
crisis, uEtially brought about by a pan
ic. Individual and local repudiation
of debt in the form of individual fail
ures and.bankruptcies!arc going ou
all the time, else the general repudia-
tious (financial crisises) would come
While these facts are so plain that
he who runs may read, they are not
understood by the masses, aud the
people who do understand them and
profit by the system, can spend im-
mense sums to keep the masses in ig-
norance. , . 1 1 • .
If then, as these facts plainly snow,
usury is the causo, tho evil can be root-
ed out by removing the cause. Usury
1&WS will never do it. There is but
one reuicdv—the government compos-
ed of al] the people, must assume its
sovereign rights to isssne money not
only to the privileged banks but to all
its members. By loaning money to
alt who can furnish security at co;<t of
issue, no lnau will bo able to extort
unjust profits or usury from any of Ins
felloW men, and panics with their fol-
lowing of financial ruin, want of em-
ployment, misery and starvation and
multiplied crime and , vleq will be
knowu jio more forever,—'v innespo-
Si'kech of 'ike Mon. Ralph Beaumont
The Grand Rally a ^U''cees.
In spite of wind, rain anil muddy
foails, a large crowd was in attendance
at tho Pepulist speaking in Tecumseh
on Saturday. May 12 The morning
dawned raining, with the clouds very
threatening, but by 9 o'clock a. ni. the
farmers, sheltered by the wagon sheet,
began to appear ou the streets, and by
12 o'clock not less than 600 men had
arrived, thereby showing the degree
of interest they aro takiug in tho po-
litical condition ol their country, not
forgetting Pottawatomie county. At
2 o'clock, p. nt. an iminence crowd re-
paired to tho city Park to listen to a
discussion of the living issues of the
day. Notwithstanding the committee
thought that ample seating accommo-
dations had been prepared, many bad
to stand or sit 011 the ground. At tho
appointed hour the audience was call-
ed to order by Mr. Ruggles, who at
once introduced the lion. Ralph
Beaumont, as the speaker of tho day.
Mr. Beaumont happily surprised his
most enthusiastic friends by the man-
ner in which he exposed the rotten-
ness of the plutocratic twins. I1 or
two hours the nudfence with breath-
less iutesest followed the speaker. An
occasional outburst of loud applause
manifested the appreciation cf his
hard hits. Mr. Bealimont addressed a
large, enthusiastic audience at Shaw-
nee in the evening; the report is, that
he set th" woods on firo. The boys
aro much encouraged and this fall the
Demo-Rep's will be buried and this
inrcription put upon their tombstone:
Sacred to the Memory of Gold and
Bonds—Keep off The Grass
Editou Leader:—As I liave not
seen anything in your paper yet from
Wildcat Creek, thought 1 would drop
you a few items.
Health is generally good. Owing to
the fine rains and warm wealher the
crops look very promising. The Pop-
ulists are also doing well—but thojj
are a little different from other plant
as they flourish best iu a political
Some of the Populists waul to know
how the man of gobs can leave the
Whito House and go down to Bliz-
zard's bay so much. Well I will tell
you why. The Lbadeii of last week
in referiug to the $77,000,00 which lie
has d' av/n out of the treasury to de-
fray his little expenses aboitt his
house, calls linn a costly fowl so the
foul bird lias to go to a buzzard re-
sort to flock with one of his feather.
Looks like be would be satisfied
though with his cougress. Others
waut to kildw,what Urover will do to
make something out of plutocracy
when tho People's party gets in full
power. Well if ho can get it in any
shape and apply it to varmeuts aud
kill them, ft- fastis lie is his party, I
think I10 riii^ht make some money by
bottling some of it up and labeling
it with skull and cross boues and sell
it for double distilled poison.
Well as this is my first I will close
and await results. J. C. \V.
pop0t.ist mass MKEHNO.
The expectations of tho most en-
thusiastic far surpassed.
Pursuant to a call by Chairman W,
A. Ruggles, the County Central Coin-
uiittco met in Morclttnd's Hall, May I2,
1894, at 9:20 n. in. The chairman call-
reorgnuization of tho committoe, but
by a unanimous vote it was decided to
retain the present officers. By mo-
tion it was decided to elect an execu-
tive committee. .1. It. Rush, N. S
Mounts, W. A. Ruggles, W. L. Mc
Fall and H. D. Moore were elected as
such committee. Moved and carried
to hold a delegate county convention.
By motion the following basis was
adopted for electing dolegates to coun-
ty convention: One delegate for eve-
ry People's party club orgauized and j
0110 delegate for every ten enrolled |
club members, and one for every sec-
tion thereof. Moved and carried that
the couuty convention bo hold at Te-
cumseh on Wednesday, Aug. 18,1S94
The committee next considered the
manner in which to elect four dele-
gates to tho Territorial convention to
be held at El Reno in J line. There be-
ing about 100 representative People's
party men in the hall, tho chairman
gave an opportunity for au expression
of opinion from all who were interest-
ed. After much discussion; having
ascertained that all parts of tho county
were repttSsoutod, it was derided by 11
vote of all present to proceed at ouce
to elect tho delegates. Tho Hon. .1
Ei Doom, 8. C. Brock, G. J. Pino and
Elias Riddle, were olocted. Afer sing-
ing somo patriotic People s part)
songs, midst much cheering and en
thuslasm, the commit teo adjourned to
the city park, where Hon. Ralph Beau
mout at ouce addressed au Audienei
of about llive hundred.
\V. M. MELTON,
I!. II. BI.AK.enkv.
[ AWYERS. Practice iu all the
" courts of the territory.
JOHN J, HERRING,
\ttorxev& counsellor AT
^ law, Tecumseh, Okla.
E. B, MUNDY,
J" AWYER and County Attorney Will
practice iu all the courts iu the
territory. Tecumseh, Okla.
W, N. MCGEE,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON. Office
three doors north of Bank of Te-
J. W. SAXON,
FAINTEIl, rAI'EIt IIANGEIt AND
Sign Writing a Specialty.
TECUMSEH. -0- OKLAHOMA
Mr. E. V. Debs, president of tha.
American Railway Union, publicly de-
clared himself a Populist in a speech
at Terre Haute, Ind. He is a man of
great personal magnetism, and is at
the head of an organization of railway
employes that number? 200,000 voters.
He has always been a Tjemocfat and
an admirer of Dan Vorhoes, but he now
declares that there is no difference be-
tween Vorhecs ^ud John Sherman;
hence there is no 'place left for him as
an houest reformer but th? People's
The question i/i.lqfiju;u.gjjp .i box
car!et*erf. "What Ms coupes0 done?
deook ati on exercises.
The following exercises will be held
on Sunday previous to and 011 deco-
ration day, viz: Old soldiers will meet
at tho post room in Tecumseh at 10
o'clock a. m. 011 Sunday, ''ay 27, 1894
and march in a body to the Congre-
gational churc!> where appropriate
services wijl be conducted by the Rev.
All old soldiers, whethea members
of any post or not, are cordially invit-
ed to join with Tecumseh post ou this
OuDecoiation day, May 31,1894, all
old soldiers are requested to inqet al
post room at 9:30 o'clock a. m., when
services will bo conducted by tho offi-
cers of the post, and for the further
purpose of decorating soldiers graves.
A detail of comrade# will be made
lo escort tho floral committee consist
ing of young ladies,, to the cemetery
for that purpose. Every one is invit-
ed te bring flowers at that time and
Puplic exercises in the city Park at
1:8C p. m., where tho following' pro-
gram will be obseryed. .,
1. Music, by cornel baud*
2. Anthom by choir.
8. Reading orders by adjutant.
4. Address by post commander.
5 Prayer by chaplain.
6. Music by^cornct band.
7. Address by Di'. Delos Walker.
8. Music by choir.
9. Music by choir.
1(\ Music by congregation.;
11. Benediction by Rev. Wr.i. Neal.
By order of t >, • 11 ■.
Ed. Leadku: Moral is a place where
Uucle Sam's mail bags aro opened three
times each week for the benefit ot the
residents of tho surrounding comtiiu
nity, and is situated 011 tho southeast
quarter of section 13, township
range 3 east, in Pottawatomie county
Mr. B. 11. Walker keeps a small Ftoc
of merchandise in connection with tho
Crops arc in a fine growing condi
tion where they have been worked out
but this is a thick timbered country an
tho bushes are hard to keep down.
People here have worked hard and
but very )Ecw havo made euougl t
live on in two years. Tho people her
arc striving very hard to i.'et farms
jpened 'p to make enough to pay for
their laud, but not ouo in ten can 111
their payment if it comes this lull and
get it out of the land.
" Politicaly we are. nearly all Populists
out here, what few Demo-Reps that
are left are either candidates for office
or aro 011 the fence and only need one
more speech frohl Ralph Beaumont to
convert th;ni. Reader.
Thousands who are now "cussing
Cleveland would vote for him again
if he was the nominee of their party.
There may be ft few in Pottawato-
mie county who would vote for the
old money shark but we think not
many. They aro too smart for that--
in f«ft they have been living on
proT/iioos about long enough.
Where Is the fellow at wire sa\s
the People's party will not be heard
ot by tho fall of 1894. The People's
party is gaining now with such a
ush that it lakes the breath from the
money wasting gang.
8,3. se/ri T
GREAT BARGAINS IN
FULL STOCK OF
At Tree Trade
Ii roadway, South ofMain, TeeumSei'
Whatever the outcome of,.Coxo\'c
march on Washington titer, i. one
thiug that the plutocrats are not tak-
ing notice of. II is that the people
are with Coxey and in favor of what
Three more year" ol Urover. How
do yoll like the outlook? "1 his is the
chance they long havo sought," and
mourned because they lound it not
aud new they mourn because thev
have fouud it.
To bo a partisan or n patriot, that s
the question.—Road Builder.
If we must vote for either oi the
old parties.to be pairirtic, we wont be
'or—110 question about it, ,&hd we
can speafe for a number of Oklahoma-
Coxey and Brown were refuse ! a
new trial and the sentauee for step-
ping 011 tho holy ground was pro-
nounced last Thurs ay.
TI10 Knnsas Commoner, •r'l> ccnls a
year, and the *L0t ,f. jear.
| both ipAper* co ynnv ♦"r the to' i>'.tce!
I can sell you a set'
of new hand made
harness so cheap you
can't afford to patch up
your old set. I hav<
a big stock to sclecr
I've got 'em you bet
Hand mad'e goods and
of the best leather and
trees on the maiket'.
have abig stock and can
please you in priecs and s(yle3. Sec
1110 before you bti ' anything in the
saddle anil harness line.
G. M. CIS3NA,
South Side Square, Tecumseh, Okla,
Notice of Application fcr selling
To whom it may concern: .
Notice is hereby given that .T. S.
Bearden has Ill's (lay filed his petition
for licen&i to retail Liquors in Tecum?
seh. Pottawatomie county. Ok. I er..
and that unlessobjectioiis to the same
as required by law be tiled by the 1st
day of June." 1894 Miid petition will
This 17th, day ofMay, 1894.
Willard Johnston County Cltrki
No. 2450. Firs! published in the Tecumseh
Lender May IS 1S.U.
L'. 8, Laud Ofiliw al at Oklahoma City, Mar 14
1!0ocnp!atnt having berni entered al ihH otltie
by Andrew Diitiiclc "gains! lame* U Seawell who
made h«me teaJ entry No. 77oH dated Oembei
IS. I Suit, uuon the aw I 4 s 1-4, w I '4 -.w 1-t
andsw t -l.-w 1-4 of section JI in township to,
N ol ranKC 'J east of the IndtHit martdi 111 'i
Pottawatomie county. OKlHll'itnt ter. with 1 \ .
to the cancellation "f said r tn sa' J contestant
ai'-g.'s That said entryiiien .Irtiih r M. Seawell
has wholly abandoned sa d irast and otianneu his
residence, ttlBretroin for more than ti months
since niakluf: sal,! entry and next prior to tlif
date herein that said tract la not st illed upon
anil cultivated by said party as required by law
ai d that nil said fsulls exist at the presa it time.
Therefore tlw satd parties are summoned to
airnetr at the I S. land o"':e at Onlah.ua 1 Clt*
Oklahoma territory, on the ^1 da* cf -June I SIM
at one o cMek p.m. to respond Hud fu-titsf
testimony c^Beeretug "aid a.Is* i.KjisV . •«"
11 M. >lUev
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