The Oklahoma Representative. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 11, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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The Oklahoma Representative.
Money, Land and Transportation for Americans—Not Europe; No More International Conference Buncomb Gof.s with Real Patriots.
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA,g FEBRUARY 11,1897
WHOLE M LI31 ItKI! ,V2C>
Does 7 his Catch ) oar Eyei
We are determined to reduce our large stock and
below are only several samples of our cut rates on
Drugs and Patent Medicines
Hr. Shannon's Interest Measure Has
a Narrow Escape in the House
Judgement Bonds to
Quinine, per ounce. • ■
One Minnte Cough Cure
White Vine Expectorant,...
White Envelopes, paekaffe.
204 Oklahoma Ave.
,30c Laxative Kip Syrup 40c.
.20c llorse and Cattle Food :ilb.40c
.'30c Fine Soap 15c bar, box... - '-Of
. r>c Carbolic Salve, per box 'JOc
< . K. KEXFRO.
Answered by the Peerler-s Sage
the Upper Mississippi.
"What, in short, are a few of the
principle reasons why yon favor
monetary system as set forth in
platform of the Peoples T*aTty?"
In answer to vonr first question I
would say that I favor the remonetiza-
tion of silver for this reason: that it is
admitted that the prices-of commodities
including all products of labor, depend
on the relation which exists in the
world between the quantity of primary
money or money of final redemption
and the quantity of the particular com-
modity in question. It is conceded by
all who have studied the subject ti at
an abundant currency means a cheap
currency just as an abundant supply of
wheat means cheap wheat. (Mi the
other hand a scarce supply of money
means dear money, that is to say it
will exchange for so much more of all
commodities and the products of labor. ^
' . . . posed of the following1 gentlemen: Leo.
In the same way a reduction of the w fcwing. chairman: K. R. Duvall.
Ethtor Rki'REskntativk: I have of
late been reviewing* the past and the
progress of the reform movement. It
is now only eleven vears since your
humble servant issued the first call for
reform convention after theold (Ireen-
hack partv had gone to sleep. This
was in .January, 1880. One day I called
a conference of a few or our leading
members of our assembly of Knights of
Labor in the town of Caldwell, Sumner
county. Kansas, and it was desired by
that conference that 1 should issue a
call for a convention. 1 did so, and we
had to pay the old pary papers for pub-
lishing the call. The convention con-
vened at Wellington, the county seat
of Sumner county, sometime in March
1 xsr, and a new party was organized
and called the I'nion Labor party.
The following named parties composed
the committee that tjrew up the blat-
form and declaration of principles for
this new paty: Col. Samuel Crocker.
Hon. A. I>. Hiekok, Hon. II F. Meloy.
David Miller and myself. There was a
central committee elected coin-
wheat crop of the world means dear
wheat, and if any one desired to pur-
chase a bushel of wheat we will have
to order in exchange so much more of
any commodity which he possesses.
Kor live thousand v* ars at least, the
primary money of the world consisted
of gold and silver, ami there was as
much of the one as there was of the
other: and they held a relation to each
• other varying from nine of silver to
one of gold at the time of the Chris-
tian Hr a down to sixteen of silver to
one ot gold, the ratio in existence in
1S73, when the mint* were closed
against the coinage of silver dollars.
The prices of all commodities iii the
world were adjusted to this double
supply of money, gold and silver. The
holders of the world's evidence of debt
thought that they could increase the
value of their possessions by increasing
the purchasing power of the dollar.
To do this they tried to demonetize
gold, and succeeded in three or foar
countries of Fkirope, but when the sup-
ply of gold from California and Au-
stralia fell off they perceived that it
would be a scarcer metal than silver,
and they turned their assault upon sil-
ver: and have succeeded in changing
it from one of the money metals of the grand reform paper
world to a mere commodity like wheat
and oorn: and by closing the mints
against it have decreased the demand
for it acid the price fell corresponding-
ly or rather, to speak more precisely,
the price of gold rose. Our country
and most of the countries of ICurope
are now upon a gold basis. There is
only half as much primary money in
•existence as there was twentv-tive
cretary: Samuel'Nutt, treasurer. In
.lime 1*S7 a state convention was called
and convened in Topeka. and .lohn W.
Briedenthal was chairman of this con-
vention and was also elected chairman
of the state central committee. Sam
uel Xutt and myself were delegates to
this" convention from Sumner county:
yes, and the grand old Nonconformist
was represented there by Henry and
This was the origin of the I 'nion
Labor party and in two years time from
the calling of the first little convention
by your humble servant in Sumner
county we had a national organization
and Hon. A. J. Streeter was our stand
ard bearer and candidate for president.
Now. 1 have given you the origin of
the Union Labor party. 1 desire to
say that in our opinion that this great
reform party, which afterwards devel-
oped into the Peoples party, was the
outgrowth of the education received
from that greatest of all reform organ
izations, the Knights of Labor. Kvery
one knows the great advancement
that was made during the existence of
the Union Labor party, and now in the
next issue 1 will give you the inimerge-
ment of the I'nion Labor party into
the Peoples party and also give you the
great and grand work done bv that
the NonCon and
E. R. DUVAI.L.
Of Interest to Everybody.
We have met Messrs. Park and Pad
dock, who are here representing The
Industrial Publishing Co. of Dallas
Texas. They are here for the pur-
pose of establishing a branch ollice
for the territory of Oklahoma for the
years .ago. consequently prices have | aJ f "Valuable Prescriptions ..
ibeen falling ever sinoe Is, I. I ailing ;, k of pre8criptlonS for the use of
power on The anS ' "eve"1
Lnscnentlv h. in.. * f..r been sold in lews and thousands
consequently decreased business for
the commercial world, hence those in
debt find it twice as difficult to get out
ot 6ebt; thus the laborers find less de-
inabd for their labor because when in-
dustry cannot purchase the productions
of labor consequently the compensa-
tion < f and the demand for labor must
be decreased, hence the world is now
upon a "down grade," prices are shrink-
ing, enterprise decreasing, wealth
conceixtrating in the hands of a few.
and the process continued still farther
imeans a partial return toward the Dark
Ages; it will eventuate iu the impover-
ishment of the great mass of mankind,
the building up of still more colossal
'fortunes and possibly many material
changes from republicanism toward
•despotism. For these reasons | would
prtfer to see the primary money of the
world increased rather than dimin-
UtUerl. IONATIt'ft DOSNELV.
of dollars have been saved by the
l eople. This is an age of reform and
this is a practical reform that will be
appreciated bv every thinker. To
agents ire would say call on the above
parties, they have something that
will sell on its merits. To a business
man who knows a good tiling when
he sees it, we say investigate the bus
iness there is money in it to the man
who has capital sufficient to handle it
To the people we will say, buy it, it
will save you money.
('all at room .'t over Kagle drug store
and see for yourself.
Rkpkkskntativ r Gravkm is making
his headquarters at the Cottage Hotel
near the depot ami desires any of his
constituency who may come up from
the 12th district to come direct to his
USURY ON TRIAL FOR LIFE!
EQUAL SUFFRAGE IN THE HOUSE
Radical Marriage and Liquor Legisla-
tion Under Consideration.—
Feb.:: Six bills and one petition
were introduced in the council today.
Eight bills were considered in com-
mittee of the whole and favorably rec-
ommended. The day was devoid of inter
est. but an unusual amount of routine
work was disposed of.
Mr. l)eHois' bill, creating a sinking
fund for the payment of judgments
against municipalities, was passed,
practically, by the council, as was also
the bill prohibiting the payment of
taxes in warrants. Mr. >larum's bill
protecting animal industries of the
territory, the bill conferring powers
on district judges to grant injunctions
in vacation, and the bill reducing the
time for which chattel mortgages may
be drawn from three years to one.
Mr. DcHois introduced council bill
No 7s providing for incorporation of
insu ra n ce com pan ies.
Committees reported favorably on
C It 18 and a substitute for 17 and tin.
Mr. DeBois. by request, introduced
70 to establish and create a depart-
ment for the blind at the University
of Oklahoma. The rules
and bill referred.
(' II .soby Johnston.
C 15 si by Johnston amending er' n
C It S'i by Johnston amending cri.
11 s:; by Johnston relieving citizens
of Perry from territorial taxes. The
II F 160 by Willis, an act to declare
unlawful and void all contracts, agree-
ments and trusts to lessen competition
in the transportation or the prices of
necessities or lessen the price of prod-
ucts ami prescribing punishment there-
II H 161 by Doyle, an act extending
the duties of county attorney.
11 It 1(32 by Barnes, an act to estab-
lish and create a department for the j
blind at the territorial university.
On final passage II It Hit making the
oounty trustee, treasurer and clerk a
township board to transact all the bus-
iness of the township, was called up
first and passed by a unanimous vote.
11 B 00 making contributary negli-
gence a question of fact for a jury.
H B Ol* relating to manner of col-
lecting special assessments for street
atad sidewalk improvements iu cities,
also went through.
A great deal of delay is being
caused by incompetency of the enroll-
ing forces for both houses. Speaker
Tousley ordered idle clerks of various
committees to the enrolling depart-
.Committees reported unfavorably on
H U 17, 144. and C B and 27.
In committee of the whole no. 12U
and 115 were killed and nos. 112. s, and
73 were favorably considered.
Local option bill no 101 precipitated
a warm discussion. Mr, Olson said
the people of every municipality should
have the privilege of deciding whether
they wanted saloons in their midst or
Mr. Shannon said that this was on
ti e. line of referendum, giving the
people tin* chance to say what they
suspended j desired and should prevail. Commit-
Representative Cherry is still con-
fined to his room.
Feb 4—On the twenty-fourth day of
t his sitting four bills were introduced
in the council and three considered in
committee of the whole and favorablv
A CLEARANCE SALE.
To make room for our Immense Spring Stock which
will soon arrive we will offer to the public some gen-
uine bargains for the next 30 days in
Hoots and Shoes.
LADIES' Shoes, MEN'S Shoes, and MISSES' Shoes
At a straight cut of ONE-THIRD of original low
cash price. Vou cannot afford to miss this Mark-
Down sale, as it is l'OSI 1 I\ I\L\ Hona-iide.
EISENSCHMIDT & WEGKEL, GUTHRIE. 0. 1.
Are You A Subscriber?
HP HIS means each and every reader Our daily calendar
will be complete and correct and no citizen can afford
to go uninformed on the work of this session which is of
such over-shadowing importance. The rates are only;
One Year $f.% Six Months 50 Cents, Three Months 2^ cts\
rules were suspended and the bill read
a second time and referred,
In committee of the whole council
bill 35 by DeBois, providing for a sink-
ing fund was taken up. This bill cre-
ates a fund for the payment of judg-
ments against municipalities and an-
ticipates the settlement of what are
known as the gap warrant* which
were left outside the bond issues when
the counties were put onto a eafch ba-
sis in 18t)">. By agreement, holders
may appear before the court and upon j
showing that the warrants are legiti-
mate, may exchange for bonds other-
wise provided for. It was unanimous-
ly recommended for passage.
Council bill 4 by Garrison, requiring
the payment'of taxes in lawful currency
was favorably considered.
Bills 41 and :>4 were practically
killed by indefinite postponement.
Then the c o 111 m i 11 ee took up
recommended for passage.
New bills were introduced as follows:
Council bill M. by the judiciary com-
mittee. as a substitute to council bills
17 and 2t . relating to special findings
of fact by jurors.
Council bill N( by Fisher, relating to
taking appeals ami motions for new
The committees reported favorably
on council bills r*4. 44, and *i0, with
Johnson's 4'It 87 locating and estab-
linhing an agricultural and normal
university for colored people. The bill
creates a visiting board of
tlire e, one of w h o m shall
be colored, to make annual visits and
make reports. The bill also carries
with it an appropriation of$.'>,000.
I11 committee of the whole council
bill 4'.) by DeBois, amending law re-
.... garding stenographers was favorablv
council bill 4:5. extending jurisdiction .
of justices of the peace; and council ., . ... . ..
J .... I Council bill 18 bv harrison, provid-
bill 44, granting district judges power,. . .. * . . ,
n. . . ! iug manner of listing land for taxa-
to grant injunctions, etc, 111 vacation. ^
and they were favorably recommended.
Council bill 12, which cut down the
life of a chattel mortgage from three
years, as it is at present, to one year,
was next taken up and recommended
The committee arose and the recom-
mendations were followed and council
bills 4, :t , 4 . 4:t, 56, 44. 41), :t:t. and 12
All of the JVIoptl) Yrcan an immcnsc
bargain in any Suit or
Overcoat in our Store.
HAVE YOU AN OVERCOAT OR SUIT.
Take advantage of the lateness of the season and et a
BIG BARGAIN "
LEVY'S BEE HIVE,
Oklahoma Ave. Sc First Street, - . GUTHRIE.
IN' I.OWKK HOUSK.
The house had a lively session today
and did considerable business. There
were five new bills, the most impor-
tant being a drastic anti-trust measure
by Willis, and an extensive insurance
law by Doyle.
Committees reported favorably on H
It 22. C B 80 and 35, H B lo:>, 135, in:;.
3J,131, 1*7. 143.140 and U'iand unfa-
vorably on C It :'.0 and II It 65. 9, 715, 4,
37 and 22.
New bills introduced were H It 156,
bv Allen, an act amending the statutes
relating to the regulation of the liquor
11 B 157 by Shannon, an act pertain-
ing to the rights of creditors.
H It 158 by Doyle, an act regulating
the admission of foreign insurance
companies and governing the issuing of
fire insurance policies.
11 B 15'. by Lytton. an act relating to
was favorably considered,
j At the afternoon session a message
was read from the governor to the ef-
fect that he had signed joint resolu-
tion no 4. which prayed for congress-
ional relief from the burdensome court
expenses arising from Indian litiga
tion court cases being taxed to the
IX I.OWK K HOUSE.
Feb. 4—The house spent most of the
day in committee of the whole discuss-
ing various measures. The usury bill
precipitated the hottest debate of the
session and the Shannon's measure
•vas killed and the council bill substi-
tuted. The local option bill je-com-
mitted to the committees on liquor
traffic, and the bill providing for the
erection of court houses and jails, and
the reduction of the territorial libra-
rian's salary were recommended for
One bill was introduced and two
passed the marriage contract bill and
and the bill relating to payment of
jurors in cash.
Committees reported favorably on
house bills 136,23. 43. 83 and 14*. Mr.
Stovall introduced house bill 163, to
regulate and license publieconveyanees.
M"r. Tousley introduced house c
current resolution no 7. meinoralizing
congress to divide the Wichita reser
ation between Canadian. Blaine and
Washita counties instead of making a
_ w county. (
On final passage Mr. Rose's marriage
contract bill (11 it 77) was put on thin!
reading first. The bill specifies who
can marry: specifies manner of issuing
licenses; tells who can perform the
ceremony. Blood relatives, step fath-
er and step daughter, father-in-law
and daughter-in-iaw, mother-in-law
and son-in-law, whites and blacks and
whites and Indians are forbidden to
marry, and all violations of the act
are punishable by fine or imprison-
ment or both. Adopted with 110 dis-
Mr. Ilogan's bill to pay jurors as
soon as their service is rendered II It
96 was next passed.
The house went into committee of
the whole, with Mr. Berry in the chair.
The local option bill was discussed for
some time. The general disposition
seemed to be to dodge the issue at
The bill to reduce the salary of the
territorial librarian from $1,500 to $600
per year came up first on special order.
It was debated at length and after
numerous amendments were voted
down the amount of $720 was finally
agreed upon, and the bill so recom-
mended for passage.
II It 110 was favorably recommended i .
and 110 H7 was killed.
House bill 113. by Shannon, relating
to interest, was taken up next. The
bill makes 7 per cent the legal rate of
interest where there is 110 contract, 10
per cent the maximum limit of con-
tract interest, and where more is
charged all int. shall be forfeited, and
makes null and void all evidences of
debt, notes or mortgages where more
than 12 per cent has been charged. It
gives the person who pays an excess
of interest the right to sue for excess
within twelve months and to call the
person making the loan as a witness.
•A hard fight followed which
divide d the house regardless of
party lines. Every member present
talked, some taking the position that
when a man ran up against a confi-
dence game, he should have no relief
in law. A majority fuvored the sub-
stitutes of the council billcon the same
subject and at adjournment the mat-
ter was vet unsettled.
Feb. 5—Business today has not been
very heavy. One resolution by Mr.
Johnson inviting W. J. Bryan here to
make a speech, was introduced and
adopted in the council and two bills
Mr. Johnson's bill allowing munici-
palities to bond in order to pay judg-
ments, brought forth the only discuss-
ion of the day. but no recommendation
was made as to it.
New bills were introduced as follows:
Council bill hk, by Johnston, relat-
ing to revenue
We occasionally semi out a few
specimen copies of the Kkpkkskn-
rativk. containing the four pages
of home print. It should be remem-
bered that regular sub. eribers receive
an eight page paper. Send in your
quarter for a three months trial trip
during the Legislative session. Five
copies to separate addresses $1.00
No so by ( arrison, relating to roads
and highways. It amends the poll tax
law, so that upon proof being made to
the road overseer that he lias planted,
cultivated and crowing on his home-
stead east and west along the public
highway two rows of 160 healthy for-
est or shade trees one rod apart and
will continue to cultivate and replant
the same for three years next ensuing
to he exempt two of the four days*"
work provided for, for the term of four
Committee reported favorably on C
It's Nos. 10, 10, 50, 61, .* :!, 68 and 72 and
Fo 47 without any recommendation.
In committee of the whole council
bill 54 as to bonding municipalities to
pay judgments against them, vvas con-
sidered but no agreement reached as
some 'desired to examine as to possi-
ble danger of its renting illegal
claims. A number of others were con-
sidered favorably and the committees
Council then sat for final passage of
bills under consiperation council bills
' () providing for manner of attachment
in attempted fraudulent transfer* or
removal: no 4. preventing payment of
taxes in warrants; no 12 which cuts the
life of a chattel mortgage from three
years to one. These passed with only
LOW KK HOUSK.
The house did more business to
day than on any previous day, and
then adjourned to rest until Monday.
Fifteen bills were introduced, among
them being an initiative and referen-
dum bill by (Jraves, a bill by Shannon
requiring all saloons to be on the
ground floor facing a public street,
with a glass front and no curtains,
screens or partition, no drinking or
gambling tables or wine rooms, and no
back or side door to the room: also an
important measure by Mr. Barnes to
exempt cotton seed oil mills and com-
presses and like enterprises from taxa-
tion for five years. Three bills were
passed relating to bridges, to paying
ing debts of divided school districts
and building court houses and jails.
Committees reported favorably on
house bills 14, 12, 128, 160, 156 104, 42
and 114 and unfavorably on H B Nos.
54 32 and 36. The latter is the new
equal suffrage bill by Lytton, Ellis,
(ieorge and Stovall signed the major-
ity report while Hogan and Cherry
submitted a minority report. Lytton
moved bill be allowed to be printed
and after a hot fire motion carried
by following vote.
Ayes - Allen, Berry, Doyle, (lault,
(Jravcs. Hogan. Lytton. Mays, Mouri-
quard. Olson. Rose. Shannon, Stovall,
Sullivan. Vickcrs. Willis.
Continued to Kighth Page.
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VV. H. BRUNNER,
BUGGIES, SPRING WAGONS, ETC.
200 North Second St.
Trimming and Painting a 5pecialty,
Tops and Cushions .lade to Order.
Horse shoeing and General Reparing
Done in the Neatest 5tyle.
REMEMBER THE LOCATION, NORTH SECOND ST
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