The Tecumseh Leader. (Tecumseh, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, May 25, 1894 Page: 1 of 4

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VOL. 1.
NO. 9.
g^lal to lilt) 0klahoman.
Kti Rkno, Mav 21.—Tho Populists of
this <ity sire numerous, progressive
bud increasing. In f#et, it niny be
Said that K1 Reuo U headquarters lor
' the party of tho people." The load-
ers of the' partv do not lack of .self as-
surance, but declaro themselves as
Positive of the election of their candi-
date for congress. Several prominent
Inen arc mentioned in connection with 1
the nomination, but foveiUoMt utuoiif,
Ihe names stands that ot l.alph l.cau-
tuoiU of Oklahoma City, who has a
national reputation in labor circles
Second to none.
It is urged in Beaumont's favor that
lie is a silver tougued orator whose
Voice would be heard in defense of
the rights of the people whenever ne-
cessity might require, lie is intimate-
ly n'-uuttiiitGd with leading statesmen
tif both the old parties, with whom he
\vould have a powerful influence,
tteaumont lived in Washington a long
lime, as a correspondent for a New
York paper.
A STttOWa cAKI'iiiatk.
The intelligence conveyed in the
toregoing dispatch from El Reno was
in> surprise to many leading Populists
bf this city tholtgli it is -aid that Boau-
inont himself bits nbver had any idea
•jf-cekmg the noiiiination. A promi-
nent third party man told an Oklaho-
jnan reporter last night that it was
doubtful if Heauinont could be induced
>o accept Hie nomination a"<l make
the necossary hrtrti canvass and tight
for election
Mr. Beaumout is intensely _popular
with the labnriug classes, havingspent
Uio best years of his life working in
their interests, lie is 111 110 sense of
the word an agitator, having a pro-
found respect for the law. ^ He believes
(he reiuedv for existing evils li's in the
ballot box," ami his wise counsels have
averted many Serious complications
between labor and capital in eastern
•lie 1 !8.
He is a lawyer, editor and orator, a
Meep thinker, and possesses wonderful
Jnn netism among men. His record
Is cfean and honorable, and if nomiiia-
icd. will show the full strength of the
Populist vote in Oklahoma. (
The Pol^llilifc, liea'dlinea iUi*> all'
\ve purltliu from the columns of the
bklahOftlnlll Nd better pen portrait
bf the gfeat fcdllirrtoUer could be
Executed tllftii that couched in
the words following, "A Strong
Candidate," itiid coining as it does
from a paper opposed, politically, to
Mr. BelUtitlbnt, is a splendid endorse-
ment. 1'liat Mr. B'eauiilont is not.
Peeking tiie nomination is evident, but
that be would refuse to accept because
bf the necessary hard canvass Slid
fight for election is undoubtedly an
Erroneous conclusion. He is not the
bian to shirk duty .or turn a deaf
Vjii- to the call of his countrymen,
fiiiifc to the breeze the motto: "Keep
Sff Hie Grass,", and make Ralph Beau-
hiont standard bearer and the l'eo-
iile's party of Oklahoma will inarch
to a graiid and glorious victory.
The Republican convention nomi-
nated Hon. Dennis Flynn as the party
candidate to congress; by achunation.
Flynn has worked faithfully at Wash-
Hip!011 in the interest of the territory
"ind has endeared himself to people of
Sll parties. lie cannot bo beaten if
three tickets are in the field.—Perkins
If Populists, and Populist papers es-
pecially, set down upon the stool of
Sb-nothing aiid whine, "he cannot be
aeaten," Why, he will not be beaten.
What has Dennis Flynn done that
^ie should stand any closer to the peo-
than any other man who would
^!o equally as well as he has done?
No one will d«my that he has work-
ad untiringly tor certain local inter-
ests of the people of the territory, but
•n doing so he has simply done what
was his plain duty to do as a servant
pf the people, lie has only done what
jiny sensible man would do who de-
^inr.rt to be re-elected.
, ,ie questioii that should engross
''.^e minds of the people is, has Mr,
Fjynn worked untiringly for general
'pterc?ts—for the betterment of not
only the people of this territory, but
u the qntire nation?
Tiie convention that liomiuated him
'or reflection adopted a platform that
30iitai s lho following piank;
?mand a higli protective tar
iff 011 Sprcigu silver bullion and the
fou foreign silver bullion ana the
{roe coinage of American silver prod-
uct.", . •
Does Flynn stand squarely on
•hat .platform? If he does not, his ac-
^pfsiice pf a fidiuiuatiqu at the bauds
the conlldeuce and support of the
The platform is a virtual acknowl-
edgement that the interests of the peo-
ple demand an increase in the volume
of money. If Mr. Flynn endorses the
platform, why has not his voice been
raised—his pen been used in demand-
ing that this question receive due rec
ognilion? Vv'liy has no denunciation
of the 71 Republicans who voted
against the coiuagc of the seignorage,
an American product, which would
have added several millions to the
money volume emaitated from hi*
Let us look a little farther into this
matter. Tlu: New York Tribune notes
the fact that but. for the aid ot Repub-
licans Democratic congressmen would
have passed the seignorage bill over
drover's veto, and teVVenlly tlinnks
ildd that Republicans aided in defeat-
ing such a measure, with few, if any,
exceptions, the Republican organs in
the territory have expressed a similar
sentiment, And in tllo convention that
nominated Mr. Flynn and adopted a
platform demanding "the free coinage
of the American silver product," sat
<)i!e feditor, who, on April virtually
aid. "the people \vho are concocting
schemes to increase the volume of
money are lrauds." In the light o.
these facts, does it not look as though
ho Republicans are acting the hypo-
rite—put the silver plank in their
platform for the same purpose that a
platform is attached to a car—not to
stand on but to get in 011.
Populists regard the linaucial ques-
tion as overshadowing all others, and
how any man entcrtainiug such view
an or will vote for Mr. Flynn is past
our understanding.
[11 the second plank of the Republi-
can territorial platform appears the
The unexampled spectacle is pre-
sented to the astonished world of
thousands of bpjii'essed, able-bodied
American citizens marching upon
Washington to demand relief."
Kv^l'y IPipHblicaft dfgan in the ter-
ritory lias denounced those ''oppress-
ed, able-bodied American citizens'' as
tramps, vagabonds, lazy loots, and
criminals and said they should be
uppressed IfD'ebniS Flynn did not
endorse those unfair, uncalled for de-
nunciations, his voice has not been
raised Rgaiust such outrageous treat-
ment of American citi7en% lie is a!
lawyer but he was not among the lit-
tle baud of Populists who Voluntarily
defended Coxey, Brown and Jones,
whose only crime was attempting to
assert the rights guaranteed Ameri-
can citizens by the constitution of the
United States—tlio rights of free
peech and to assemble au-1 petition.
How can any liberty, justice loving
citizen vote for Dennis Flynn or any
other man who was silent as the grave
when the constitutional rights of
American citizons jvore being tramp-
led under the unhallowed feet of the
uniformed, hireling dogs of plutoc-
The item clipped from the Bee car-
lies with it the Inference that its ed-
itors favor fusion. We hope that it
does not express their sentiments.
What could be gained by fusion with
Democracy? The attitude of the rot-
ten old hulk is against liberty, human-
ity and any Increase in the volume of
money. Their organs and politicians
have beeti as bitter in their denuncia-
tions of the commonweal army as the
Republicans. They had it ill their
power to retain the Sherman law or
force King Urovcr to sign a free coin-
age bill, but they refused to exercise
that power. They were warned by
Populists in the seuate and house that
the unconditional repeal of the Sher-
man law meant the death knell of sil-
ver, but they heeded not the warning
and are if auythiug less worthy of
confidence than the Republicans.
Let Populists keep free from old
party environments—stand firmly for
the principles enunciated in their
platform—keep before the eyes of the
people the records of the twin relics
01'corruption and they will draw to
their support the thinking, liberty,
justice loving people, and when No-
vember rolls around will elect a dele-
gate to congfeBS who will woik un-
ceasingly for the local interests of the
people t>f the territory and whose
voice will be raised, whose pen will be
used, whose influence will be wielded
for the manhood of mnn.
From the Journal, Ottawa, Kansas.
Emporia, Kausas, May 6.—The noet-
lug of the Kansas (ongregiitioiuiists
now in session hero, lias created won-
derful interest uniouj; nil clnssci ii
this city. The meetings have taken f
decided political turn, almost, itsecmt
parallel to a landslide in fav0r of the
people. Hev. C. M. ilieldoti, of Tope
ka, started the fire Thursday iiiulit bv
(lis sermon 011 "The Kingdom <>1 Co-
upon earth.'' lie was cheered to 1I1
echo as he delivered a strong rebuke
to the existing social conditions aud
.the evils of our national life, and point-
ed the wav out.
But the greatest interest centered in
the startling sermons and speeches ol
Rev, Geo. 1>. lierroti, professor oi
"Applied Christianity'" > the Iowa
state university, and a preacher and
orator of national repute, lie deliv-
ered four speeches Friday, one of
which was to tho studerils at the state
normal, and all of which were in the
line of Christian socialism. Last ev-
ening he spoke 011 the "Political econ-
omy of the Lord's prayer." It was en-
thusiastically received. Among other
things lie said: "For Us to prfty 'Give
us this day our daily bread,' while un-
der our social court it ion millions, a ye,
one-fourth of our entire population
are face to face with absolute want,
and the wealth of tllo land controlled
by the mighty few is awful blasphemy
—awful hypocrisy. That in so wonder-
ful a country as ours, withils unlimit-
ed resources, so many should be in
absolute penury is a crying rcproacl
to the system under which we are la-
boring. The feudal barons of the old
world acknowledged their obligation:
to provide work and shelter for their
serfs. But the plutocratic lordsof our
country acknowledge 110 such obliga-
tion. The great cry of 'peace' may go
up, but there will bo 110 peace till the
problems of to-day are settled aright.
I see approaching in the near future
a crisis - a revolution, which is the
result of vicious legislation aud a
wrong socical system, and which, if
not speedily turned into proper chan-
nels, will burst, upon us with a fury
tenfold greater than the French revo-
' The remedy lie advocated was Chris-
tian socialism—a co-operative rather
than a competitive system. He also
advocated nationalism—government
ownership of railroads, telegraphs,
mines and public improvements.
He advocated the "humanizing of the
gospel." "It is the duty of the church,1'
lie said, "to better mankind's condi-
tion here below, as well as to fit him
for the future. lie profanes God's
holy name who says the sermou on the
mount has nothing to do with politics.
A just distribution aud a proper con-
trol of the wealth of our country will
bring about a peaceful and benelicent
At the close of his lecture, Reverend
llerron was surrounded by a number
of the leading populists here and urg-
ed to speak at the Whitley opera house
011 the following evening, where he
was assured, he would be greeted by
an immense audience. An engage-
ment at Chicago, however, prevented
his acceptance. The session of the
Congrpgatio.nalists continued until
Monday noon.
The Populist administration in Kan-
sas has saved to the state a million
and a half dollars in sixteen months.
Let the people of Pottawatomie couu-
v consider.
Tho grass is entirely too sacrcd
around the city of Washington and it
is high time to move tho capital west-
ward where grass is too plentiful to
considered sacred.
A thing erroneously called .ludge
,'iive Coxey, Brown and Jones twenty
days in jail for tramping on the grass,
fite thing ought to be presented with
1 souvenir in the shape 01 a hemp
My agency in procuring the passage
>f tho national banking act was the
•jri'otcst financial mistake of my life
It litis built up a mouopoly that effects
every interest in the country. It
should be repealed. But before this
can bo accomplished, tho poople will
be arrayed on one side and tho bank-
on the other, in a contest such as we
have never seen \n this country.—S-
P. Chase.
If those people who are concoctiug
schemes to increase tho volume of
money could be inoculated with the
fact that there is moro money in the
country by tens aud tons of millions
than can bo profitably employed, they
would,at least, know they were frauds.
—Tecumseh Republican, April 27.
We demand a high protective tariff
011 foreign silver bullion and the free
coinage of American silver product-
Oklahoma Republicans in convention,
May 15.
What a spectacle! Republicans
concocting a scheme to increase the
volume of money, and that too, after
the ponderous intellect of tho Repub-
lican had plainly intimated that peo
pie who concoct such schemes are
Arty man can take the Republican
territorial platform and back numbers
of Republican papers and convict, t^ie
n^i .wh« Kg^pyuliiliat, plot&n" «f
tSiD"p a ti ^ r"or"p§,o '*f f-p'
"If these tramps and bums try to
capture one of our trains there w ill be
trouble, and should they gain posses--
sion of a train through any hook or
crook, or by the sympathy of our train
men, we will ditch the train if it de-
stroys every ear and hurts a lot of
men. We will not carry tliesfc vaga-
bonds for I0V0 not for money nor bo
forced to by their capturing our roll-
ing stock.'1—.tudge Hubbard, attorney
for the Northwestern railroad.
"We demand a high protective tariff
on foreign silver bullion and the free
coinage of the American silver prod-
net" sounds very nice, but when we
reflect, that we havebtcn exporters of
silver; when we reflect that Republi-
can editors anil statesman have with
one accord asserted that the volume
of itio^ey is already too great*, when
we reflect that 71 Republicans voted
against the coinage of the seignorage,
a huge mountain of silver that be-
longs solely to tho people of tho Unit
ed Strtlfs; when we reflect that the
people that tho New York Tribune
says: "Thank God tho Republicans in
congress voted against silver;" when
we reflect that tho St. Louis Globe
Democrat says. "The Democrats puss-
ed the Bland Seignorage Rill over the
president's veto by a two-thirds of
their side of tho house,
but tho Republicans came
10 the rescue oil the second roll-call
aud defeated the project;" when
reflect that with few exceptions the
entire Republican press voice the sen-
timents expressed by the Tribune and
(ilobe Democrat, the fifth plank of the
Republican territorial platform looks
very gauzy and Dennis Flynn appears
iu the role of an arrant hypocrite in
making a pretense to stand thereon.
Tho freedom of speech and the lib-
erty of tho press are rights guaran-
teed to the American people by the
constitution of the United States, and
any attempt to curtail or abridge these
rights is a serious menace to oi!r in-
stitutions, which must be sincerely
deplored by all thoughtful citizens.—
Republican Territorial Platform.
The privilege of assembling and pe-
titioning for a rodress of wrongs is al-
so a right guaranteed to, the Ameri-
can people by the United States, but
that right has recently been denied to
American citizens, yet the afore-meu-
tioned platform is silent under such
a vicious stab at the liberties of the
American people. Why1?
Commoiiwealers enroutofor Wash-
ington have been denied the privi-
lege of addressing tho people, by the
authorities of certain cities. At Wash-
ington, Coxey was denied the right
to address tho people aud forcibly
ejected from the capital steps. Yet,
the framers of the afore-mentioned
platforjfl seeji in these things only a
disposition or intention to inflict an
evil, that thoughtful people must de-
plore, but not raise up iu their might
aud say thin thing shall go no farther,
Dennis Flynn, whom the Republi-
cans hope to re-elect delegate to con-
gress, is a lawyer and was at Washing-
ton when Coxey was arrested. If he
is opposed to curtailing or abridging
the rights guaranteed the American
people by the constitution of the Uni-
ted States, why was lie not among the
band of noble men Who volunteered
to defend the man who was under ar-
rest for 110 other crime than attempt-
ing to assert his rights as an American
citizen? Ponder well, ye men who
love liberty and justice, and when No
vembcr rolls around go to the polls
and elect a delegate to cougrcss who
possesses the courage and manhood to
boldly oppose oppression and any and
all attempts, by courts or what not, to
curtail or abridge the rights of Ameri-
can citizens. If you do this the Hon-
Dennis Flynn's name will be "Ditiuis"
Ten thousand kegs of nails wore re-
cently sold ill this country for export
to Australia, to be shipped by way of j in hig held faced letters.
Engikml. Yet you good Republicans ■
stil) howl for protected iron and steel | latest Republican gain Much
au<t insist that we ?an't opippete with | «e have heard of is the present ad-
" ' •• ~ ■ 1 mi"irl:fltipn—jjuno Repitylicati
U'ltv Popl.t'i^
Boise City, Idaho, April20, 1894,
Mr. F. M.— Romulus, O. T.
Dear Father:—lu the name of suffer,
ing and outraged hnmauity and the
masses of people who arc groaning
under a burden of debt fastened upon
them through the potent and far reach-
ing influence of the twin relics of cor-
ruption, consider the situation. In-
terest-bearinc bonds issiteil to secure
money to defray tho expenses of tho
government instead of coining the pro-
duct of our silver mines. What an in-
famous piecc of business! It is un-
American, unjus*, an insult to true
manhood and a disgrace to tho old
flag. What do you understand by the
word bond? Is it not 'a not6, tin obli-
gation to pav? The bonded indebted-
ness of the nation is rapidly sucking
away its life blood. Every six month's
a sum equal to the entire circulating
medium flows into the rapacious
maw of the usurer; the treasury is de-
pleted ititl to.replenish it every dollars
worth of ptopeHy in the U niter' States
is mortgaged and re-mortgaged. iiat
you may better comprehend what, n
bonded indebtedness means I submit
the following!
Comptroller Gourlev, of the city ot
Pittsburg, says:
Since 1873 the city has paid in I11
tercst on her public debt almost $12,-
000,000. I he present debt of $18,000 -
000 is being gradually rod need and will
be extinguished 111 about, twenty years.
But from this date until 1910 the city
will be required to pay $10,000,000
moro interest, 01' in round numbers
the taxpayers will have paid about
$22,000,000 in interest for a loan ol
about $13,000,000.
Can't the working peoplo see
through so transparent a game? T he
labor to produce the weul th all these
millions represent was performed by
working people. Had the citv used
its own non-interest bearing scrip tint
taxed llicin back into tin- treasury am
destroyed them, not a dollar of inter-
est would have been paid.
Hut then those who scheme wot'.l
not have collected that twelve million
dollars and lived in luxury without
Laws have been made to profent th
issuing of scrip on that plan, so bank
ersaud money loaders can reap wlicr
they have not sown.
There is a Vast difibrenee between
city and government bond?. Upr
the former you must pay taxes; you
can only draw the legal interest; you
cannot use them as a basis for bank-
ing. Upon the latter the owners pay
no taxes', they draw the stipulated
interest; they deposit llietii with the
government, get 90 per edit of their
tace in national bank notes which they
loan to the people at ruinous rates of
interest, taking mortgages upon their;
homes aud products. This system
places the money of tho country en-
tirely under their control; they can
make it scarce or plentiful as they,
choose, aud since they hold a mort-;
gage 011 nearly every thing in sight,
they choose to make it painfully
scarce. By so doing they are enabled
to control \Vages; they are enabled to
control the price of products—to vir-,
tually own tho labor of tho country.!
Isn't there a marked similarity be-
tween the bond system and 'chattel
slavery? Did you not march out un-:
dcrthe stars anil stripes iu the sixties
to prevent tho disruption of the Uuioi/7
Will vou uow fold your hands, remain
silent wtieli the life of the nation is
threatened. The wealth of tho nation
is rapidly drifting into tho hands of
the tew. The forces arc nt work Which
Lincoln said would destroy tho Re-
public. The Democratic party is not
wholly to blame for the existing slate
ofaflairs. The origin of the trouble
dates back to the days wlieu the, Re-
publican party funded tho greenback
into luterost bearing bonds—estab-
lished the national banking system
and demonetised silver. Refute these
statements with facts and arguments
if yon can, but don't attempt to bury
them with groundless insinuations.
Our country once more deniauds men
ofprouounccd ideas, who seeing their
duty, have the courage to act—cle
mauds patriots not partisans—men
who beholding tho csuiso of their
country's dcgredation will not pause
to theorise as to the probable effect
upon our party if a remedy should be
Yours respectfully,
AWYERS. Practice in ail tho
courts of the territory.
LAW,Tecumseh, okla.
e. b, mundy,
T AWYERnnd County Attorney Will
" practice in all the courts in ti.p
territory. Tecumseh, Okla.
w. n. m^gee.
*- three doors north of Bank of Te-
en mseh.
.!. W. SAXON",
Sign Writing ti Specialty.
g„ J,
Dry Goods,
At Free 'J'rade
Broadway, South of Main, Tecumseh.
ikdeurade t.V.V..11 rV p.ib ]
1; • V o" maler'tv.—
^ a'v ti" Con
I can sell }'ou a set
of new hand madti
harness so cheap }roU
can't afford to patch up
your old set. I hav^
1 big stock to select
rom and
I've got 'em you bet
Hand made goods and
of the best feather and
trees 011 the market?.
|3F"I have a big etock and
lease you in prices and styles,
tno before you buy anything in
saddle and harness line.
South Side Square, Tecumseh, Okla
Notice of Application fc:* selling
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that .1.1?
Bearden lias this day tiled lijs petition
for license to retail Liriuors Tecum-
seh, Pottawatomie county. Ok, lerj,
and that unless objections to the same
as required by law be filed by the lsf
day of June, 1894 stiid petition will
be granted.
This 17th, day of May, 18Q ?..
Willard .Johnston. Coil a' y Clerk
The Southerh Democrat who can
swallow the Clevcland-Shormau-Wnll
street Democracy, is as a specimen
of Deinocm-y as ever,
sp r Vi ted Pb afcro oy t e-
No. *2450, First published in the Tecumseh
Leader May IS 1H94.
U. S, Lantl Office at at Oklahoma City, May 14
Complaint having been entered at this offlte
by Andrew Duvack Hgaliwt James M Seawell who
made boui£H.(e?t'l entry No. 77o.'J fitted October
Itf, lKy.'{, upon the nw I 4 se 1-4, w 12 sw 1-4
and s\v I 4 mw 1-4 of section Ul In township le
N of range 2 e 1st of the Indian marldlan
Pottawatomie cC'inljr. Ok Ih bom a ter. with 1 view
to the cancellation ot .said entry, said contestant
alleges. That mild entry men James M. Seawell
has wholly abandoned said tract and changed his
. residence therefrom for more than it month*,
i slnec making said eutTj and next prior to the
date herein; that said *raot Is not settled upon
and « ultlv <ted by said partv hs required l«y law
and ilnt nil t'Jild faults exist nt the prese it time.*
Therefore the said parties are summoned tc
app'arat the I! 8. land office at Oklahoma CI4'
Oklahoma territory, on the 21 dav of Juny , 1K«*1
■hi one o'el« k p.m. U> respond^ aud fuml J'
-<M.lnwny e"Pcetdfig wtld-alkw nftc
It M. nil!-",

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