Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 9, 1894 Page: 2 of 8
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OOVLD'S J A ROOK. \ has disgraced his own party and sent
If any man imagines the war is over, j out against himself and Oklahoma
Thk world after all is a hog pen and
the fellow with the longest snoot gets
Thk politician is shaking the cob-
webs off, oiling up his mouth and
■sparring for a focus on the public ear.
Thk populists, having been ordered
to "keep off the grass" will have to
"'keep in the middle of the road."
There is no place else to travel.
Gcthrik is just now getting some
sweet words from the territorial press,
drawn out by the hospitality accorded
the Oklahoma Editorial Association.
Thk now probable recovery of W. II.
I,estcr, the policeman shot on duty, is
joyfully received by his friends. He is
a brave man and a good citizen.
Whkat and Hour are down to bed
■rock—and so are the people. An
empty pocket cannot answer the
wants of an empty stomach,
Os the death of homestead entry
man, the right to perfect his title and
receive title thereto rests in the
■widow and not in the heirs. In re
Thaddeus M. Armstrong, April 26,
Ci.kvm.ani> excused himself from
the Hsh long enough to run in and sit
through the entire Decoration day
program at Arlington, but even su -h a
sacrifice as this won't a one for that
Cot.. Hukckkmmdok, in trying toget
to congress instead of Heaven, shows a
keen appreciation of where he would
be most at home; but a good many
people think he is destined for a dif-
ferent place from either of these.
A Wyoming lady aids the cause of
woman suffrage by producing statis-
tics showing that in her state, where
it prevails, the marriage and the birth
rates have increased, crime ha.s dinun
ished, and drunkenness has been mill
he is woefully mistaken. Chairman
Gould proves, in a jargon of invective
called a speech, that it is not; or if it
is over, that those who took part in it
"assented and ttUUul in the overthrow of
American Justice ami *y*tt'in of free gov-
eniment." "Thai wen- the xycophants and
enemies of constitutional freedom,"
"usurjters," ond " ii party of force and
This is what C. W. Could, chairman
of the territorial democratic central
committee, declared in his speech be-
fore that committee at Kingfisher on
If any republican has had a suspi-
cion that he belongs to a pretty good
crowd, he should read this speech and
discover that the convention that nom-
inated Flynn was composed of "de-
praved idiots," and that the republi-
can party in general is "<i band it' cor-
morants," "yormundlzlng '(jluttons,
"Harrison Inn hypocrites," "teretches,
"plunderers," "radical ranters," "worse
than tin■ common roliber or incendUiry.
If you have been idolizing the mem-
ories of the leaders of the great con-
flict for freedom, you were wrong.
Iiould says they were"wretches who
aided in the overthrow of American
justice and constitutional frcdom." He
points to those who died in battle and
as a result of it, as a demonstration
that "the usurper sometimes suffers its
well as the victim," and in listing some
of these brave patriots he says "let lis
notice the retribution of Ood, irhlch no
usurper eiai lies
He execrates that brave pioneer of
freedom—as brainy and ehivalrie soul
as ever wrote or spoke in behalf of
human freedom, Owen Lovejoy. lie
declares the noble Haker, who left his
seat in the senate to take up the de-
fense of his country, and fell leading
a gallant charge at Ball's Bluff, "in
slaughtered us n victim of his own lintici-
lllll/."' Winter Davis, whom Blaine said
was the greatest statesman who ever
adorned American annals, and whom
no loyal tongue has ever yet traduced
this man Gould—this modern traitor—
says "led the Baltimore riot or rubble
und ployed spy u/ion his neighbors till
Us streets we'C red with blood, first ad
vocated nigger equality for political
power, he was consumed by the vindictive
tires of his own vengeance!"
No nobler, grander inspiration to
freedom ever lived than Joshua Gid
dings, who, having an incurable dis
ease, went abroad hoping to find sur
cease from pain, and died beyond th
shores of the land he loved with
heroic devotion. Of this grand soul
Gould sneeringly says; "Poor old Gid
dings was smitten down in a saloon in
a foreign land!
Who expected here in Oklahoma to
find a man so lost to justice and de
ceney as to attempt a tacit justifica
tion of the murder of Abraham Lin
coin? Gould does this. He declare
Mrs. Surratt, the arch conspirator, the
harborer of the plotters against Lin
coin's life, was worthy of clemency
He is the first man making pretensions
to loyalty or common sense who has
ever attempted to justify the most
heinous murder in the history of time;
but Gould says: "Preston King, who
refused even to hear the prayers of
Anna Surrat for her mother's life, was
democracy a charge under which it
will wince and fall, before the con-
tempt of the patriotic, self-respecting
people of this territory. Gould is sat-
urated with before the "wah" ideas
and hasn't sense enough to know that
man with no more sense than to
throw such rot at the people in this
climate would sink with an ocean
wreck, a mile from shore, and life-
savers at hand for the asking.
In the words of the El Reno Demo-
rat, which is fool enough to publish
C. W. Gould astounded the natives
in his speech before the Kingfisher
Coming from the chairman of the
democratic territorial committee, it is,
therefore, an official promulgation of
the democratic party's position in Ok-
Clevki. an d should not be so ashamed
of his own goods—the Coxey army.
Thcre is no doubt about the country
being on a hard money basis—hard to
Tiik "single gold'' highw ay is daz-
zling to the eyes but very emptying on
Soup is not exactly a brain food—
but the country's democratic soup
houses have set all the people to think-
It needs no proof to convince all
men that the democratic party is still
in the democracy business—smashing
Thkisk is a political silence in the
democratic camp that is ominous—of
the party's realization that there is no
Thk democrat who claims he is for
both Cleveland and free American sil-
ver coinage is as scarce as fulfillment
of democratic promises.
SAM ./OSES O.V THIRD PARTYISM.
The third party, or party of the
third part, or whatever you call it,
may get to heaven, but they'll never
get to Washington. It's not on the
way. Washington is the wickedest
place on earth. It is the home of the
devil. The average democratic and
republican politicians are a little bet-
ter than rascals, but the third party
man is a fool. You can reform a ras-
cal, but did you ever try to monkey
with a fool?
They want to borrow money from
the government at 2 per cent, when
the government is now borrowing sit
We hear a great deal of fool talk
about the rich getting richer and the
poor poorer under our present laws.
There never was a greater lie, and I'll
prove it. There's nothing the matter
with the law. It's the man that's at
fault. There's a lawyer on that side
of the house makes 820,000 a year.
Here's a little petifogger whose family
are starving. The law is not to blame.
Mere is a physician making 810,000 a
year. There's a little doctor over on
the other corner who can't make his
salt. The law is not to blame. I
preach nearly every day to 98,000 peo-
ple, and here's a little preacher sitting
behind me that can't average 20(1. The
trouble is not in the law, brother; it's
in your noggin.
The difference is organic. If all
the wealth in the United States were
divided out today each man would get
about 81,160 and in less than six
months some fellows would be riding
in palace cars and other would be
walking cross ties and howling for an-
The democrats, not satisfied with
splitting on all economic questions,
have now split on what it takes to
constitute a democrat.
Talk about the "ensanguined gar-
ment!" May be Gould, head of terri-
torial democracy, did not flourish it in
that ribald Kingfisher speech.
Financially, Cleveland and John
Sherman are sleeping in the same bed
—but the common people will wake
them with a souse of cold water this
The receipts of the government for
the fiscal year to date are 8266.239,037
The expenditures for the same period
are 8337,528,193. This is not an in-
There is no question about what
the devil would do were he on earth in
substance—he would join the demo-
cratic party, of which his spirit has
long been the chief guide.
It is hard to tell which Gould's
speech is most worthy of—to be
"cussed" or laughed at. Even the
most rabid southerner would pro-
nounce it a horrible break—for dem-
Oklahoma may be pardoned for say-
ing, as did the Pharasee, "I thank
SEW MOS'EY ORDER SYSTEM.
On and after July 1 the postal note
will go to join the Columbian stamp in
the limbo of has-beens, ami the pres-
ent form of domestic money orders
will also give way to something differ-
ent and presumably better than that
now in use.
The act of congress prescribing the
establishment of a new money or:ler
system based on a revised schedule of
fees was approved January 27. Assist-
ant Postmaster General Frank H.
Jones has just issued a formal notifi-
cation to the postmasters of the coun-
try to the effect that they will be sup-
plied with the new form of blanks as
rapidly as the stock of the present
blanks shall be exhausted, and that
promptly with the last day of June
the new system and the new fees will
go into force.
The postal note thus summarily
abolished has been in use eleven years.
That there was and is need of some-
thing of the sort is conclusively proved
by the very considerable extent to
which the people have used the notes
But like all good things it had its
faults, and the worst of these was the
ease with which it could be cashed by
the wrong man. The substitution of
a money order in its place will to some
extent obviate this without precepti-
bly increasing the cost.
Under the new system any amount
from 1 cent to 8100 may be sent by
money order. Orders not exceeding
82.50 will cost 3 cents; those between
82.50 and 85 will cost 5 cents; 810, 8
cents; 820, 10 ?ents; and so on up to
amounts between $75 and 8100, which
will require a fee of 30 cents. If a
drawee wishes to change an order, or
cash it himself instead of sending it to
the person in whose favor it was
drawn, he can get his money back,
but not the fee that he has paid. If a
money order is lost the money will be
repaid by the postoffice department
through a warrant, at the expiration
of a year, upon receipt of certificates
showing that the order lias not been
Offices now designated as postal-note
offices will under the new act become
"limited'inoney-order offices," that is.
offices authorized to issue money or-
ders for sums not exceeding 85, but
not to pay any money orders what-
ever. As for the postal notes that
may be left in circulation after July 1,
Hornreck, the editor of the Minco
Minstrel, is finding out that Hoke
Smith and the present democratic ad-
ministration are anything but in favor
of free homes for Oklahoma, or any-
thing else that is of benefit to the
people and against jobbery and the
favorite few. Having been himself in
Washington and having watched the
work of the department, Mr. Horn-
beck has come to the following con
Some time ago Dennis Flynn, dele-
gate from Oklahoma, introduced a
bill which required Hoke Smith to re-
port to congress a full statement con-
cerning cattle leases ill the Kiowa and
Comanche reservation, and which also
stopped him from renewing any leases
or making new ones until he was so
ordered by congress. Hoke's friends
on the committee to which the bill
was referred failed to catch on to its
meaning and it was re [Mir ted favora-
bly to the house. This was an inex-
cusable blunder on the part of the
henchmen and we presume they re-
ceived the lecture they deserved from
their master. The writer hereof was
in the play from the beginning, and
sat in the gallery to watch results
when the bill was called by Flynn.
Xo sooner was this done than both
Bailey and Kilgore were on their feet
and ready, but the bill was ruled out
of order by the speaker and placed
upon the regular calendar to come up
in its turn. Now we learn by private
advice that the committee has recalled
the bill, and it will be suppressed al-
together. Doubtless it is an insult to
require Mr. Smith to give an account
of his royal acts or to require him to
ask the consent of congress to any-
thing. The people of this country
love Hoke like the old woman kept
God this is not like other states." Our thev wiu continue to be paid upon
K. C. Times: Dr. Cave's memorial
address was eloquent and even pic-
turesque, but it wasn't altogether sen-
sible. There is nothiug gained by
such flights into the realms of fancy,
and I)r. Cave would have done more
for the south by holding his eloquent
tongue on the occasion in question.
But Cave only Reiterated the old,
heartfelt southern belief that the
south was right: that superior forces,
not justice and God, defeated them.
Here in Oklahoma the head of democ-
racy declares all the promoters of
unionism and freedom "assented and
aided in the overthrow of American
justice and system of free govern-
ment;" that "they were sycophants
and enemies of constitutional free-
dom!" If the Times thinks Cave made
a ribald effort, what does it think of
the effort of Oklahoma's democratic
crops are huge and our people out of
debt—now loosen up money and see
how we'll fly.
Thk secret oath of the "Citizens' In-
dustrial Alliance" of Kansas declares
the swearee will never, so help him
God, vote a republican or democratic
ticket, or favor the fusion of populism
with any other party on earth.
No southern rebel lives, except C.
\V. (Iould, who has little enough sense
to insult every promoter of unionism
and freedom, living and dead. The
speech of Gould is hydrophobiac -it | haunted until, in delirium, he sought
would be considered too rabM and
senseless for decent use even in Mis-
sissippi or Louisiana.
A recent Issue of a Minnesota paper
says that a farmer of that place raised
1,000 bushels of popcorn this year and
stored it in a barn. The barn caught
fire, the corn began to pop and filled a
ten-acre field. An old mare in a neigh-
boring pasture with defective eyesight
saw the corn, thought it was snow,and
lav down and froze to death.
So tpng as it is an unpardonable sin
for a physician to pay for his adver-
tising, says the Omaha Bee, just as
other men do, the general public will
refuse to take interest in discussions
caused by a violation of this indefensi-
ble provision of the medical code. A
man's medical abilities are not to be
measured by his adherence to this ob-
We understand that Charles W.
Beacom will soon start a bank at Wat-
onga. Charles is at present official
stenographer of Judge Burford's court.
He has been quite an extensive dealer
in securities and has established him-
self as a shrewd business man of
strict integrity. Watonga can con-
sider itself fortunate in petting a
banker so worthy of confidence as
C. W. Beacom.
a hiding place on the ocean, only to
wake up and meet his victim face to
face before the judgment seatof God."
One of the heroic souls who aided J ohn
Brown in pioneering for freedom and
keeping slavery from tainting the fair
soil of Kansas—one of the most gallant
men who ever led a charge—is vitu-
perated by this old traitor in mod-
ern garb. Gould, in this fashion:
"Gen. Jim Lane, who ravaged Mis
souri, and kindled the first fires of civil
war, haunted by the ghosts of his
murdered victims, blew out his own
brains and sought refuge in the mid-
night of eternity where sunless regions
would hide him from the frown of
So heaven's frown was on the men
who fought back slavery from Kansas
soil, who revenged the Price massacre
—on all the men who fought for free-
dom's cause. Isn't it a little late,
Gould, to talk that kind of rot?
We extract from this modern out-
break of disloyalty and indecency, as
a specimen of the rare democratic
genius at the head of the democratic
party of Oklahoma. Gould in this
speech has insulted all the loyalists,
Lewis N. Hoknheck, the democratic
editor of the Minco Minstrel, has spent
several months in Washington work
ing for the opening of the Wichita
country and for statehood. He had
abundant opportunity to observe the
conduct of our delegate, Hon. Dennis
Flynn, and here is what he says of
"Dennis Flynn was renominated as
delegate to congress from Oklahoma
by acclamation at the recent republi-
can convention. That was one sensi-
ble movement on the part of Oklahoma
politicians, and such occurrences are
very rare. The democratic eandidate
for the same position, if there be one,
will find himself between the devil
and the deep sea. If he endorses the
territorial and national administra-
tion the common democrats will erusi-
fy him, and if he fails to do so the
office holders will take his hide off in
large strips. B'lynn is a republican,
and the Minstrel is democratic, but
there are not strings enough in the
country to prevent our saying that
Flynn is an industrous and competent
delegate and an honest man."
II. H. Howard, the brilliant and
eratic Oklahoma City lawyer, has
joined the pops. We are sorry to hear
of Howard's fall, but he has a large-
sized crank attachment which can no
doubt find easier propelling in the pop
\VH ar a profound argument th e dem
ocracy, through Chairman Gould,
throws at the resolutions passed by
the republicans at Oklahoma City
when he says they were passed by a
lot of "depraved idiots!"
According to Gould, chairman of
Oklahoma democracy, Mrs Surratt
was a queen who was murdered by the
"sycophants and enemies of constitu-
tional freedom!" Of course, then, the
assassination of Lincoln was a just act.
People, think of Oklahoma having a
man fool enough, at this day, to make
such imbecilic utterances.
presentation as under the existing law
until the expiration of one year from
the date of their issue: after that they
will be payable by warrant. On the
whole, the change promises to cause
little confusion and to be in many re-
spects an improvement.
Hon. Geo. W. Garuknhire, in
answer to the Stillwater Sentinel's
query as to whether he is a candidate
for the populist nomination for con-
gress, says: "I will not. My business
affairs at this time will prevent me
from making the race for any office."
George always did have plenty of
sense, to which reputation the above
declaration is a substantial addition.
The report now is that the Chicka
saw Indians have concluded to treat
.4 DEAD PATRIOT SLURRED.
Edwin Dickinson liaker, "the liald
Eagle of the Rockies," then a senator
from Oregon, strode into the United
States senate chamber in 1861, dressed
in the uniform of a federal colonel,
and laying the sword he had won at
Buena Vista upon his desk declared to
"The majesty of the people is here
today to sustain the majesty of the
constitution, and I come a wanderer
from the far Pacific to record my oath
with yours of the east!"
He had come to resign his seat in
the senate to fight for his country; to
lay aside the senatorial toga for the
uniform of the soldier. He was one of
the most gallant before the galling
fire at Hall's Bluff. He rallied his Cal-
ifornia regiment again and again,
while the enemy, concealed in the
woods, poured upon them a shower of
leaden hail. Retreat to him was im-
possible. Far in front of his column,
he led his soldiers up the hill to be
met by a sheet of flame from the ene-
mies' guns that caused his instant
death. It was with difficulty that the
body of one of the noblest of patriots
was recovered. And now, thirty-two
Mr. William J. MAHARvhas decided
to become a candidate before the re-
publican county convention for the
nomination for county clerk. Mr.
Mahary has been an honorable and
influential resident of Logan county
for about five years, during which
time he has rendered the republican
party great service. He is the owner
of a valuable farm southeast of this
city, which he has under a good state
of cultivation and improvement. He
entered the union army at an early-
age and was in the service two years:
For four years he held the office of
justice of the peace for Guthrie town-
ship, and discharged the duties of his
office in an intelligent and impartial
manner, and is thoroughly qualified
to hold the office of county clerk. If
he should secure the nomination he
would add strength and influence to
the whole ticket. He is a republican
whose fidelity and ability entitles him
Capt. C. 11. Dkforh has announced
for sheriff on the republican ticket in
Oklahoma county. His name on the
ticket will be a big assurance of suc-
cess. There are few better men and
no shrewder politicians than Capt. De-
Prof, S. N. Hopkins, superintendent
of the El lteno schools, whom Gov.
Renfrow has appointed on the territo-
rial board of education, is a republi-
can. This is the first liberal spell
which has yet eojne over the Gov-
You have a silver dollar in your
pocket. It is not redeemable in gold.
It is intrinsic, self-redeemable. \ et it
will buy as much of anything as a
gold dollar. What, then, becomes of
the howl about the 47 cent dollar!
With eighty majority in the house
and five in the senate, democracy
seems impotent to move for good or
bad. Will somebody tell us how much
of a majority the democrats would
have to have to be in working order'.'
with the Dawes commission. Meet-1 years thereafter, a "depraved idiot" in
ings are being held at various points j Oklahoma, pretending to be building
in the nation and so far as learned res-1 a democratic campaign shiboleth, says:
olutions have been passed affirming i "Next Baker, who left the pulpit
the offer made and authorizing tile for military fame, tr'l* sluuijhtered as a
Chickasaw government to take steps ra tlin of hi* own Imbecility!"
to conclude a treaty with the commis- f
sion. If this be true, it is a big
in the great Indian problem.
j Dr. Cave, in his Richmond, Va
J speech, shocked the nation by declar-
j ing that the south fought for "a cause
| as right today as when they fought
| for it:" that they "were overcome by
Gould lovingly alludes to the repub-
licans of Oklahoma as a lot of "de-
praved idiots." We can return the com-1 force not by justice aided by God.'
pliment to Gould—with no fear that the head of Oklahoma democracy
every loyal, self-respecting man in i goes Cave several better, by declaring,
Oklahoma will not agree that no other j Qn the patri0tic soil of Oklahoma, that
kind of a man could utter such a piece j a[j ^he men foug-ht against the
Gould, official head of the territorial
democracy, calls the union soldiers,
living anil dead, the "overthrowers of
American justice and system of free
government." "They were the syco-
phants and enemies of constitutional
freedom," says this modern secession-
ist, "usurpers," and "a party of force
Thk democracy is in a pretty had
fix, but, \)e it said to its credit, it has
not yet run out of promises.
Itortl Kfttilte Traimt'er
of ante-bellum hydrophobia as Gould's
so-called speech at Kingfisher on May
24—an official democratic promulga-
Schkams can be valuable sometimes.
The failure of Madge to scream during
that first hack ride cost "Old Breck" a
judgment for 815,000—and a seat in
Gould, chairman of Oklahoma dem
ocracy, is a refined, eloquent, modern
gentleman. He has the magnanimity
to allude to the republicans as "de-
praved idiots," "a band of cormorants,"
"gormandizing gluttons,' ''Harrison-
ian hypocrites," "wretches," "plun-
derers," "radical ranters." "worse
than the common robber or incendi-
ary." Thanks, Gould. You could not
have done the democracy a greater in-
jury—in fact, it will be the general
verdict that as a "depraved idiot" you
are a howiing success, and on this
subject personally an experienced
south—Grant, Lincoln, Sherman, Sher-
idan, the generals and the privates,
"Assented- and aided In the overthrow
of American justice ami system of free
government." "They were the syco-
phants and enemies of constitutional
freedom," "usurpers" and "a party of
force and fanaticism!"
And these are the sort of men the
people met oil Memorial and Decora-
tion days to commemorate! The dem-
ocracy would do well to lock up
Gould's mouth. Such fulminations in
this climate are somewhat idiotic—to
use Gould's phrase.
If the republicans can persuade
Chairman Gould to make his King
fisher speech over Oklahoma this fall,
it can well afford to concentrate on
his expenses its entire campaign fund.
X.M. Carter, to W. N. Hackney,
VV. D. lots 11, 12, block 31,
W. G S4IM) 00
N. M. Carter, to W. N. Hackney,
W. I). lots 21, 22, 23, (r 401) 00
United States, to 1. Livingston,
ne'-t sec. 34,township 15,north,
range 1 west
United States, to J. N. Martin
ne H, sec. 30, township 16,
range 3 west
Uhited States, to E.E.Thompson
pat'd ne. ?4, sec. 27, township
17 north, range 3 west
S. Warren to J. Oldham, W. I).
24 acres off ne. cor. nw. H 27,
16, 2 w 8600 00
J. Oldham to S. M. Teague, 24
acres off ne. cor. nw. '4 27, 16,
2 w 450 CO
J. Hutchison to C. E. liraith-
waite, lot 23. block 30, P... 450 00
E. D. Nix to C. E. Braithwaite,
lot 23, block 20, G. P 325 00
W. I. Church, of Staunton Post, G.
A. R., says: "I have tried nearly every
cough remedy but have found nothing
to compare with Parks' Cough Syrup.
There is nothing on earth like it for
bronchitis. I have suffered ever since
my discharge from the army and
Parks' Cough Syrup is the only remedy
that has ever helped me " Sold by
Wallace & Muller.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the committee on waterworks until 3
o'clock p. m. June 14, 1894, for the de-
livery of one hundred cords of wood at
the pump house in the city of Guthrie.
Paid in warrants drawn on the water-
works expense fund.
W. A. Richmond,
Chairman of Committee.
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Greer, Frank H. Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 9, 1894, newspaper, June 9, 1894; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth352532/m1/2/: accessed February 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.