Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 14, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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THIRTEENTH YEAR NO. 30.
GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY. JULY 14,1904.
*1.00 PER YEAR
PARKFR AND M DEMOCRACY
OF USE EAST, SOI] il AND
In the nomination of Parker, of New York, for president, and
Davis, of West Virginia, for Vice President, the democracy of the
East has triumphed over the West. .All that Bryan stood for has
been eliminated, with Bryan, personally, left as a factor, and all
that Cleveland stands forendorsed, with Hill in control of the party.
The convention at St. Louis was the most stormy in years.
A compromise platform was adopted satisfactory to Hryan,
with the money plank entirely left out. After his nomination
Parker sent a telegram, saying that he was for the gold standard,
and if elected, would act accordingly; thaf if the convention could
not stand for that it had better nominate another man. The con-
venton was thrown into consternation. To nominate another man
was distruction, to change the platform by inserting a gold plank,
would alienate the West and a large portion of the South. As a
solution, a telegram was adopted by the convention, to be sent to
Parker, telling him that his personal views on the money question
were known to the convention when he was nominated, but as the
money question was not an issue, his personal views did not con-
flict with the platform adopted. Bryan with his free silver advo-
cates behind him, fought the adoption of the resolution, declaring
that if the party stood for the gold standard it should declare it in
its platform, and that Parker should have made his views known
after the platform was adopted and before he was nominated.
In spite of Hryan and his followers, Parker was endorsed.
The battleground, as outlined by the democratic leaders is to
be the South and East against West. It is argued that the Hanna
campaign for McKinley is to be followed, raising an immense cam-
paign fund among the capitalistic interests, as they were for Mc-
Kinley and Cleveland, Roosevelt's weakness, it is argued, is his elim-
ination of the commercial interests, by having Cortelyou as chair-
man of the campaign committee, and his intention of not having a
large campaign fund subscribed by the money interests.
The country has been waiting to know what Bryan would do
with the ticket, and the following is his public declaration:
" I shall vote for Parker and Davis, the nominees of the demo-
cratic convention and shall do so for the following reasons:
"First, Because the democratic ticket stands tor opposition
to imperialism, while the republican ticket stands for an imperialis-
tic policy. On this qestion which was the paramount issue in 1900
and which must remain an important issue so long as an attempt is
made to hold colonies under the American flag—on this issue the
convention was unanimous, the platform emphatic, and I h^ve no
doubt the candidate will carry out the platform.
" Second, Mr. Roosevelt is injecting the race issue into Am-
erican politics and this issue, if it becomes notional, will make it
impossible to consider economic questions that demand solution.
The election of the democratic ticket will put a quietus upon this
attempt and permit the race question to work itself out without bit-
terness which Mr. Roosevelt's conduct has engendered.
"Third. Mr. Roose v elt stands for the spirit of war. t iis friends
present him as a man of blood and iron. He believes in strenuous-
n: and inculcate- a love for war-like things. The democratic
ticket - lands for p> acs , for r : )n, an 1 for arbitration rather than
force, conquest, bluster.
" Fourth. The d •mocir.tic platform declares in favor of the
reduction of the standing army, and as this plank was adapted
unanimously there is reason to believe that a democratic statement
on this question is useless.
" For these four reasons I feel justified in supposting the tick-
et, but I shall not misrepresent the situation or appeal for votes
for the ticket upon false grounds. A democratic victory will mean
very littte, if any, progress on economic questions so long as the
partv is under control of the Wall Street element. On the money
question Mr. Parker is as thoroughly committed to the side of the
financiers as Mr. Roosevelt. If he does not go as far as the repub-
licans would in retiring silver dollars, in establishing banks, in en-
larging the powers of national banks, and in the substitution of an
asset currency for the present currency it will be because he is re-
strained by the democrats in the house and senate. Nothing good
can come of him on the money question.
"On the trust question the democratic platform is very much
better than the republican platform, but the nomination of Judge
Parker virtually nullifies the anti-trust plank. Unless in his letter
of acceptance he commits himself to attempt anti-trust legislation,
we need not expect him to pursue a different course from that pur-
sued by President Roosevelt.
" So far as the labor questions are concerned we must await
Judge Parker's letter before we shall know whether the laboring
man has anything to expect from his election. The labor plank
(prepared by Judge Parker's friends on the subcommittee was a
straddling, meaningless plank, In the full committee planks were
adopted in favor of arbitration and the eight hour day and against
government by injunction, also a plank on the Colorado situation
If Judge Parker is slent or ambiguous on these subjects it will
mean that the financial influence back of him will not permit him to
take the labor side on these disputed questions.
" On the tariff question some little progress may be hoped for
but the Parker men on the committee were nearly all in favor of
a very conservative tariff plank, and it remains to be seen whether
Judge Parker will carry out the positive and definite plank which
was submitted by the full committee.
"This is the situation; Judge Parker stands for enough things
that are good to justify me in giving him my vote, but as I have
tried to point out for several months, the triumph of the Wall
Street element of the partv denies to the country any hope of re-
lief 011 economic questions. I have nothing to take back, I have
nothing to withdraw of the things I have said against the method
pursued to advance his candidacy. It was a plain and deliberate
attempt to deceive the party. The New York platform was vague
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SSfsS&w UMORS or THE
CORNELIUS N. BLISS, TREASURER OF THE REPUBLICAN
The re are times when breath is the
dearest thing there is in life.
Hi Hi Hi
When a man gets a political bee in
his bonnet, his wife is pretty apt to go
with her apron around her head.
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f ifty thousand butchers have struck in
the different packing houses of Chica-
go, St. Paul, Omaha, St. Louis, Kan-
sas City and St. Joe in order to force
a new agreement with the companies.
The old agreement with the Union
ran out May 28, and the companies
have so far refused to make a new one.
A widow has so many more privileges 1 .5? .p
than a maid and devorce is so easy, it I ~,u
is a wonder all girls do not get married 1, , r<' con3lderable stir in Eng-
just for a change of name. I knd °Ver the slgm,,g of a tleaty be"
, tween that country and Germany,
1 which is considered to nulify the treaty
It is not until a woman can look j recently made with France. The
naked truth in the face, that there is ] treaty is considered due to King Ed-
any need of apprehension of her, ward's vitit to Emperor William
to v Almost all the Kansas wheat was
When the souls of a dying Jap anjj '^kroyed by the recent floods.
Russian take flight side by side from \p
the field of battle, wonder where they
more rumors about the Capital National Bank's con-
rumors prove that a "Depositors" letter in the
more than true. District Attorney Speed, not only
depositors as quoted, but has talked since much
so it is said, in many res-
talked to the
stronger, and has set hi mself to right
pects with the depositors
It shows that a little.publicity does not hurt, when one million
three hundred thousand of the people's money is tied up in a bank-
that is known to have been looted in part, but no one knows how
far or by whom.
It might just as well be said right here that the inability of
those who have lost their money in this institution to know how
and by whom they have been swindled, has ingendered such bitter
feeling that they will never stop until they know. They may be
played with and pushed off under various explanations, but when
all sources have been exhausted, if then they are not satisfied, they
will take extreme measures. These men who have lost'their
money feel they have a right to know what has become of it, and
what measures have been employed to recover it.
The depositors are convinced that the administration of Re-
ceiver YVilloughby is alright, but they wonder if the policy of none-
criminal prosecuiion is the best. They wonder if he is not being
deceived in these matters and if certain powerful political interests
are not protecting certain persons.
On this point is given out that one of the heaviest creditors of
the bank, supposed to be as high as £71,000, settled his paper for
840,000 and a waiver of criminal prosecution.
Mr. Speed, gave the depositors his reasons for not bringing
criminal suits against certain persons he was free to express he had
proof enough to send to the penitentiary, because they would try
to get all the money they could peaceably, first, if then the parties
still hold out, criminal charges will be brought. Mr. Speed is re-
ported to have said that he had already made one man, in one of
the most important positions in the city ( and he mentioned his
name) bring back 825,000 he had carried away the day the bank
closed and that he would make him bring more back and then
would prosecute him. Mr. Speed declares he is gathering up all
the evidence to throw light upon every phase of the conspiracy
that finally robbed the bantc.
It would seem that between Judge Burford, who lost his per-
sonal monev in the bank, besides District Cleric Neal's court de-
posit of nearly 840,000— that between the district court and Dis-
trict Attorney Speed, the depositors should feel assured of le^al
protection. Behind this are the powerful guaranty companies who
stand security for the territorial funds of 8244,043.8. Thev are
known to be bloodhounds when they think they have been swindled
and if, when the receiver has collected all he can, thev think som •-
one has held out some, they will "go after him wolf."
There are citizens who, 011 the day the bank closed, saw men
One million p rnnds of canned beel j
was shipped from San Francisco for i
t the Japanese army.
; Ex-Mayor Walbridge, of St. Louis
has consented to run as the republican
I candidate for governor of Missouri.
if , \
it a man put his money in his wife's '
stocking, he would never notice how j The Japanese are closing in the final
another woman drags her skirts when ' s'e&e around Port Arthur, preparitory
she walks across the street. ! to a rus^ and in the north, Kuroki has
Kuropatkin surrounded for a finish
, When John Rockefeller dies, they
| will have to look out that he does not
corner light and heating forces of the
they can ideniify, con
going north to the n a
had his coat bulging
hands. A good many men w
wept under and saved their d<
ous that some of them
out of the sid dour •
of the building, rdn in
with greenbacks, anc
iven a hint
bound to be provei
>n second street, and
the alley. One man
iher had a box in his
just before the bank
thin ■ i ire so numer-
Frank Hottman, charged with Mrs.
_ Clarence Myers with the murder of her
she has lost her girlhood and an old | husband, in Kansas City, pleaded
guilty. He was caught in Montana
A man never likes to have a woman
act the way he thinks she should.
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A woman who marries young, thinks
maid thinks if she had she would have
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Unless the law of attraction tends to
and brought back.
oumvuuu icuus iu i Eolk will be allowed to draft his own
make a husband and wife's look alike platform in gubernatorial nomination.
they are married but in name,
In an excursion train, twenty-three
miles east of Chicago, on the Chicago
eastern, twenty persons were killed
PA| P INIED SI SSONS | warding school lands were adopted. Thf.
^.-ijiQT HFOfKIT P'atforin demand? that they shall be
VOvH ' UCFUdl I j stained'by the territory; the interests
The Fidelity and Deposit company, !of the lessees protected by long terms
of Maryland, of which Harry W. Pen-1 of non-transferable leases, on the most
tecost is the general ngent of Oklaho- j favorable rates. The minerals under
ma, has paid the $10,000 Burity bond the surface shall be forever reserved
to secure th« deposits in the Citizens to and operated by tne state or coun-
bank of Enid, belonging to Ned Sisson, I ties thereof.
BANK,SUITS and twenty-five injured.
In the office of the clerk of the dis- II
cases C°Urt ^ ^ f0ll0W'ng' Ex-Agent O. A. Mitscher has an ad-
Ca?63« iir-.i dition to the little town of Cleveland
rj ,*• W'lloughby, receiver of the and U ae|H lots Hke ■ bread
Capitol National bank va. Henry F.
Burt, for four notes as follows: For FMnL Mrfiinro
f900 with interest at 16 per cent from rranlt /"COUire
December 6, 1901. and $90 attorney; County Attorney
For $650 with interest at 12 per cent ' McGmre a9ks for a renomina- Territorial Secretary D. S. Undis, sec-
from April 4, 1903. and $65 attorney ; ta C0Un y 8 Upon ,hls ^c" ! retary. The temporary orginization was
attorney ord of two years service, having filled j made permanent.
to t e satisfaction of the people of The chief feature of the convention
ogan county. I hose who have had was the adoption of a platform which
jusinesa in the courts and departments affirms affiliation to international and
say he has been the most indifatigibly „ational socialism. So far as Oklaho-
lndustrious and painstaking attorney ma j8 concerned, the demands were
the county ever had, in fact he has made that the constitution of the state
A f nnmihntirtn i „• . earne(1 the reputation of being "mean" 0f Oklahoma shall embody the princi-
been so well nnnp I I \i 8'ct,'°n as 111 s0me luarters in his zeal to look at- ple8 of direct legislation, which includes
l 0fu" ° wT McOuire no | ter the county's interests, a reputation the initiative and referendum and im-
the for theI be deSpiSe,i 11 pubUc "ro8ecu perative mandate.
as clerk of the Seventh Judicial Dis-
trict. This payment is in full and
clears the company of all further lia-
This is the first surity bond paid by
any company. The company could have
waited until the bank receiver had
closed the affairs of the bank and then
paid whatever loss was sustained by
Mr. Sisson, but it chose to pay the
bond in full and stand its chance with
the other depositors for its per cent of
The Fidelity and Deposit company's
capital stock is $2,000,000, surplus, $2,-
500,000 and loss paying power in addi-
tion to capital $2,797,227.
The territorial convention of the So-
cialist party was held at OklahomaCity
on July 4 About a hundred delegates
were in attendance from various parts
of the territory. The temporary orgi-
nation was effected at 2 o'clock by the
election of C. M. Becker, chairman and
Territorial Secretary D. S. Landis, sec
For $1,400 at 8 p«r cent from June
21, 1904, and $440 attorneys fees.
For $2,995.35 and 12 per cent inter-
est from July 11, 1904, and $297.53 at-
For delegate to congress the follow*
ing nominations were initiated: A. S.
Loudermilk, of El Reno; Thomas S.
Smith, of Newkirk; Clinton Simonton,
of Shawnee and A. F. Eggleston, of
Oklahoma City. These nominationa
will at once be submitted to a referen-
dum vote of the party for choice of
The most positive declarations re-
BUSINESS MEN S
Extensive arrangements are now be-
ing planned to hold a business men's
carnival in Guthrie some time in Au-
gust. One of the finest street fair
companies will be secured to furnish
the amusement, and the hearty co-op-
eration of the business men of the city
is expected. The carnival will draw
large crowds to the city and benefit
the business men of the city. U No
Me Bryce has charge of the arrange-
ments, which insures a successful car-
nival. A committee will be appointed
L. E. Kimball Went
The Guthrie Wholesale Grocery com-
pany, L. E. Kimball, president, made
application for bankruptcy in the dis-
trict court and was granted a hearing.
The assets of the company were shown
to be $41,000 and liabilities about $29,-
000. The company was solvent, but
was unable to meet its note in the
Capitol National bank of $21,000.
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