Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 1, 1894 Page: 2 of 6
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The State Capital.
By The State Capital Printing Co.
FRANK H GREER. Editor.
►'or Delegate to ConfieK*, DKNNIS^T. KLYNN
K**ptil>ltc u County Ticket.
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S. 8. LAWRENCE.
GEORGE II, DOD0OJM.
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Register of Deed**,
CommlHHioner l*t DUtrlct W R. S'FAPLKTON.
ComuiiMsloner 2nd OlHtriot JOSEPH JONES.
without a party.
has a platform
CoN'ikkss hah done one good thing,
at last, resolved to adjourn.
Tub extreme flippancy of the Leader
adds daily to its diaper reputation.
Thk democrats have trampled the
entrails out of their party principles.
Tiik Leader's word dysentery, wore
it contagions, would be a worse plague
than the cholera!
A man lias no trouble to "meet his
bills" in these good old democratic
days. They arc thrust in his face at
Tub Leader's slur* on Miits Bosworth
are unmanly, inilccont and boorish;
and will gain friends for her among
'refined and intelligent people.
Demoikath are now without a party.
Better do one sensible thing, you ex-
democrats—join the republican party,
a party which hafi a platform and
stands on it.
Cleveland refused to endorse the
Gorman bill—and it lives without his
hignature. We have a curiosity to
know what the democrats will say
about it on the stump this fall.
Wouldn't it be well for John Hlxon,
just as a personal political document,
to pay Logan county the 82,'.km) he
owes it for excess criminal fees, before
lie attempts to get on the fusion ticket
Mkx Mahy Yhi.i.kn Lease cancels
all her engagements with the excuse,
' I am physically wrecked for this
season." Max the old girl sprained
liter tongue, or has her i.islike for the
Iboodle gang caused thu physical
This paper to January
1st IS95, for 25 cents.
It was agreed Saturday among dem-
ocratic and pap office-seekers that both
conventions would Ik* held September
that each would put tp a full ticket;
that no man be nominated who would
•not get off if the central committee
ftaid so; and tha*, the two central com-
mittees select from the tw > tickets a
fusion ticket. Will th • privates stand
this sort of political merchandise?
J. M. Gore, of North Perry, has
Monght the News. We hope he will
• add some stability to it and not soon,
as Colonel Thompson used to say of
his enemies, and which advice Thomp-
son afterward followed himself, have
"hit the road.** The News has got
to be a large-sized hoodoo, and to get
it from under the ill omened cloud
will take much brains and more cash.
Teople who have been calling
Cleveland brave now have proof iu his
own act that he is a coward. The
< orman tariff bill must be either
right or wrong. Clevelaud said ' it is
jin instance of party perfidy and party
■dishonor." His 'Vilaon letter was a
isquare veto of the bill; yet, when the
acratch comes, he neither approves nor
vetoes. It was the act of a coward,
The assassin is the same sort of a
friend to his viotim as democracy is to
silver. That party has both branches
of congress and the president—and
have you heard of any silver legisla-
tion. Cleveland even vetoed the
seignorage bill. And yet the demo-
cratic platforms all oyer the country
say "we demand the free and unlim-
ited coinage of silver!" This is put in
for the same reason that a free trade
plank was put in the Chicago platform
•to get in on, not to carry out!
The populists have always been for
the elimination of both gold and silver
and for a purely greenback monetary
basis. They are not now for free
'Coinage of silver. They advocate it
•only as a substitute. If they can't get
fiat paper money, their main shibbo-
leth, then they will be for tlie next
best thing, as they call it, free silver
coinage; and even then their schera-
is for free aud unlimited coinage of
the silver of the world —an utter im-
possibility, and if attempted would1
prove more disastrous to America than
Cleveland's single gold standard.
THE PREACHER IS POLITICS.
lirother Joe Jamison, of the South
M. E. church, lammed the people,
good and bad, at the opera house Sun-
day night. The principal points of his
Joe Jamison has been from Ireland
lie is naturalized but has never
He belongs to no political party.
The parties are all too rotten for him
to belong to.
There is but one good, honest man
That man is the Rev. Joe Jamison.
There is but one brainy, pure, de-
cent preacher in this town.
That preacher is Joe Jamison.
AU the preachers except Joe Jami-
son have no more religion than an ox
and are a disgrace to their pulpits.
It is ashame and an outrage that the
balance of the preachers of this town
are not as brainy, pure and fearless as
I, Joe Jamison.
If the preachcrs were all like me,
Joe Jamison, dynamite would be
placed under every sinful thing and
the thing blown into Chicago or hell.
There is but one church in this town
that has in it anything but hypocrites,
liars and chieves.
And that pure church is Joe Jami-
Jamison, from whose church negroes
have been driven who were seeking
the grace of God, and Jamison, who
told in a Texas church that the prin-
cipal beauty of all Guthrie churches
ex ;ept his own was that ••big, stink-
ing buck niggers sit down by the
wives and daughters of white people!"
says he is the only real friend of the
He knew this was false when he6aid
it, as the negroes here do not make
themselves familiar or officious, ask-
ing only for the legal rights guaran
teed all American citizens. \vasthere
any religious spite in this?
Even trod does not love the "nigger
like Jamison does.
Everybody except Jamison is the
enemy of the colored brother and only
wants his vote. Jamison and his
church love the negro so that they
won't let a negro join their church,
but make him take another route to
They will be demanding of God, if
they ever get to heaven, that He
whitewash every negro before letting
the poor fellow past St. Peter, on
threat that otherwise Jamison and his
crowd will revolt, steal some jasmine
and pearls, and go off and make a
heaven of their own!
Every official in this town and coun-
ty is a boodler and scoundrel, who has
locked arms with hell.
All the citizens of this town are*
steeped in sin and degradation, the
general stink of which is appalling.
If the thing is not cleaned out in
the next two years, the people will be
mowing the streets in front of their
business houses for roughness for their
lhis town, owing to its sinful degra-
dation, is on the decline and going
licketybrindle to hell.
People a thousand miles from here
are talking about the putridity of
Guthrie aud about its siuful decline.
The people are being bled right and
left by unconscionable officials.
As to the details of this robbery Jam-
ison knows and saj's nothing.
Hut people say we are being robbed
and it must be so.
How many dollars we have been
robbed of, what party or what indi-
vidual has robbed us, Jamison knows
nothing and says nothing.
The taxes have become so high that
people have to give up their homes to
Hut Jamison did not say how much
the tax was and couldn't to save his
soul, were he asked, tell how much the
tax is on $100 of property.
If Jamison knows as little about
everything he talks of as he does of
the details of the robbery and unjust
taxation he howled about last night,
then his ignorance must amount to
1 he trouble with the people, says
Jamison, is between the eyes.
And, using the fifteen-year-old ex-
pression of Sam Jones, he says they
are so narrow between the eyes that a
fly can roost on the bridge of their
nose and kick their eyes out.
Joe Jamison is the only man in this
community who is broad between the
eyes and has a high intellectual pate.
All the rest of the people are either
fools or idiots.
\\ hat a great pity this community
has no brains except those concealed
in .Jamison's cranium.
The struggle is a useless one until
the Jamison monopoly on brains can
be disbursed among the people.
The above are observations.
These are our conclusions.
What is the use of Jamison trying to
reform a lot of fools and idiots?
A people so troubled between the
eyes certainly must be very unconge-
nial company for a man of such colos-
sal talents and bulky brains as Brother
Fools and idiots under the law are
irresponsible for crimes and sins of all
Why does Hrothe
tempt to hold fools and idiots respon.
Why don't Jamison, since the people
here are so mentally and morally af-
fected, make a general application for
insane papers for the people here so as
to get them into the place where he
declares they belong and thus relieve
Brother ,1am ison from the tremendous
strain he must be suffering from in
having total charge of a people so
morally, mentally and financially de-
praved and thus give him a chance to
pack his brains on a Hat car and
freight them to some country where
he can Hud some geniality for his
extremely rare intellectuality aud
It is a shame to keep an immaculate
gentleman like Brother Jamison amid
such a surrounding of marplots, scoun-
drels and thieves, whose condition is
such because of a trouble between the
eyes, and are all around fools and
idiots and know no better.
And to wind up, we conclude that
Brother Jamison may be as honest as
he says he is.
But that his sermons are two thirds
wind and one-third substance.
That he tell3 a lie one minute and
eats it the neat.
That diaphanisms and euphonisms
do not make a sermon.
Neither do monkey shines and theat-
rical gyrations make a preacher.
Neither do Hashes of stale wit and
groundless declarations indicate a deep
Neither is a foreigner eight years in
this country, who never voted and be-
lougs to no political party a fit teacher
of patriotism and political economy in
And that Jamison, according to his
sermon Sunday night, knows about as
much about politics as a mule, and ex-
hibits his ignorance in the same way
by vicious and lugrubrious kicks.
But, after all, we would like to be-
lieve Brother Joe is an earnest chris-
tian, and, outside of politics, may do
some good in the pulpit.
The trouble with him is, he is afflict-
ed with dysentery of the mouth which
has grown with him to a raging chol-
era; and we congratulate the people
that this particular brand of disease
is indigiuous to Jamison only, and
that the people are in no danger of
Like a scattering gun. Jamison, in
politics, may knock a few feathers, | but
but will bring down no game.
To accomplish a renovation in poli-1 are honest and patriotic as we
tics, facts in detail, something Jami- | ar.e,^e' Presume he is a gentleman
son knows nothing about, must be un-1 entitl.e(J t" confidence and respect, and
— * ' 81 w up certainly he will find bo other treat-
A MANLY LETTER.
Mr. Joseph Wisby, democratic ca;
didate for delegate to congress, hj
written the following letter to
friend at Perry. Such a letter will
Mr. Wisby no harm. It shows that
is a gentleman, and he outlines t
decent course to be persued in a po:it!
My Dear Sir: Yours of the 2d instai
Accept my hearty thanks for
kind words of congratulation.
The time has come for liarmo„^
action, anil I have no fault to fi„,
with any democrat who could not 01.
did not see things before the conven-
tion as my friends saw them. I would
be unworthy to serve the united party
as its candidate were I to make dis-
tinctions between those who fought
for or against me in that contest. Tit
one that tells will soon be on, and E
that contest alone should the fidelK
of any democrat be tested. I shift
endeavor to treat my opponents fairly
in thisiontest. Mr. Flynn is a goijtl
man and has done very well as our
representative in congress. He is m-
neighbor and personal fiiend, and I
would not do him an injustice to win
the race. I can truthfully say the
same of the gentleman who is the can-
didate of the people's party. I have
not the honor of his acquaintance,
lie is the nominee of a
party, a large majority of whom
PROTECTIVE TARIFF GORMAN. j "Jamison is right; 1 nose he's right"
Senator Gorman is today the biggest —'or don't Jamison say so?
man in this nation. He has knocked
both Cleveland and the house down
with a stuffed club and trampled their
bowels out. Gorman is a republican- Tiik democrats, this fall, will cele-
deraocrat, a protective tariff states- brate their own funeral from every
He did not hesitate to s'and up stump in the land.
| The country now has a fighting
chance—congress has adjourned.
rooted and placed before the reason of
When The State Capital in a few
weeks from now, begins to open up
with facts and figures showing the in-
competency and profligacy, if not dis-
honesty, of the present populist and
democratic board of county commis-
sioners, the people will realize the
difference between religious theorizing
and declaration, like Jamison's, abd
practical business sense demonstrated
by facts and figures taken from the
i'assion is a poor road to reform.
I* acts and reason are a sure one.
Jamison as an entertainer is better
than a variety ihow; the devil himself
couldn't help laughing at him.
As a political reformer he is an illu-
And finally, Jamison's atmospheric'
declarations are a howling self denial
of his avowal that
"Jamison is right; I nose Ise right!"
lamison show so
little knowledge of the law as to at-
VIXCENT AGAINST FUSION.
While the pop and democratic office-
seekers were meeting here Saturday
preparing to make merchandise of the
members of their parties, for the good
of men who are for office only, Leo
Vincent, the territorial mikado of the
pop party, was addressing a pop con-
vention at Perry and loudly gesticu-
lating for the "middle of the road." A
perry paper says of his speech:
"Leo Vincent, editor of a Guthrie
populist paper, was a very picturesque
figure, over six feet high, when he
took the platform to address the con-
vention. He believed in going straight
and was emphatically against barter-
iug away the honor of tile party.
1 here could be no sympathy between
the people's party ami the democracy.
He was against fusion of any kind.
IK touched on the silver question and
claimed that no party was right on
tliatques'ion except the people's par-
ty. His argument was abstruse but
was received with a strange lack of j I'rof. Stryker
honest enthusiasm. He thought that re
the time had come when the populist.-
had the opportunity of the ag
organization was different froi
of any other party and no other
party was equal to it in that dircc-
The populistsof "P" county took Mr.
Vincent's advice and put out astraight
ticket and resolved against fusion.
Among the resolves were these:
7th. That the nominees before this
convention be required 'o state their
position on this platform before names
are voted upon.
Sth. That vacancies on our ticket
nominated today, if any should occur
shall be filled by populists pure and
simple, middle of the road type, and
not be nominees of either of the other
ment ftom me in the coming contest.
If we can, in an honorable way,con-
vince a majority of our people that it
is to the best interests of the territory
and its citizens to support our cause,
we will win—failing to do this we may
expect defeat. The great body of ail
parties in this country are honest, and
desire the common good, and will d.i
the right as the individual sees and
understands, and it should be our pur-
pose to convince the judgment of our
fellow citizeus that our cause is right,
and its success will more nearly ad-
vance the general welfare than that of
Whether we go to victory or defeat,
let each of us so bear ourselves in this
contest that we may keep the company
of onrself respect and earn the good
opinion of our neighbors.
With best wishes for yourself, and
kind regards to all our friends in Perry,
I reaiain, Very truly yours,
This paper to January
1st 1895, for 25 cents.
and declare that to take the protection
from the industies of this country
■would be ruin to the industries and
ruin to the country; that the republi-
can policy is r;ght and the democratic
"tariff reform," "free trade," ' tariff
for revenue" ideas wrong. So he
headed and had passed a protective
tariff bill which democrats declare "as
bad as the McKinley bill" and repub-
licans declare "almost as good, out-
side of sugar and wool, as the McKin-
Arthur P. Gorman has secured the
greatest triumph of his life. The man
who, in early war days, was a page in
the I nited States senate, who has al-
most neyer left that h>dy since that
t.me, as employe or senator, has ac-
complished that which it is said has
never been achieved before by any
man in American history. He has de-
feated the president of the United
States, an entire administration, a
house of representatives with a major-
ity of his own party approximating
early one hundred. In the old days,
hen modern base ball in \liis country
as new, Gorman, an officer of the
nate, was a pioneer leader in the
ort, and one used to hear, "it is
orman at the bat." And it is Gor-
an still who is at the bat. There
never before been witnessed in
Ir congressional history an instance
ere one individual has accomplished
much by the force of intellect, by
personal power, by skillful tactics,
marvelous knowledge of the situa-
n, and by power over men. Iu the
heat of war, when the dominant ma-
jw. ity was large and was moved as one
man, the will of Thad Stevens was
supreme. llut then Arthur P. Gor-
man has triumphed over his own party
and the president, who has used the
power and influence of his great office
to promote the interests of special leg-
islation and to defeat the purpose of
Mr. Gorman. But it 's Mr. Gorman
who has 'rijmphed.
The senators of Louisiana allowed
the senate to strike down the two cent
bounty on sugar and place in lieu a
tariff of one cent, thus robbing their
state of a clean $0,000,000 a year. The
people of Louisiara say this brings
desolation, disaster and bankruptcy to
the plantations of that state. Louis-
iana caine to the republican party an-
nually for twenty years for sugar pro-
tection, ami got it When sugar was
made free in the McKinley bill a two
cent bounty was established. Now
the democracy drop the bounty and
put on a specific tariff, robbing Louis- j
ianaof $0,000,000 a year and adding!
yearly to the cost of the people's sugar
$17,000,000—05 cents each for every
man, woman and child in the land.
Hardesty (Beaver county) Herald:
The tight for success as delegate to
congress is now fairly on. as all of the
nominations have been made. The
pops, unfortunately for themselves,
went east for their candidate and
nominated Mr. Ralph Beaumont, a
resident of New York, but who at the
time of the convention was sojourning
•in Oklahoma for ^is health and. inci-
dentally, an office. The democratic
lamb for slaughter is Mr. Joseph
Wisby who, of course, looks upon his
nomination only as an emDty honor;
however, we hope thatafter Mr. Wisby
experiences defeat he will remain in
the territory, anil not repeat the ac-
tion of Mr. Travers, who returned to
his home in the state of Missouri
when defeated, and has experienced
several defeats since he left. Dennis
T. Flynn is the republican candidate.
Dennis won his laurels under trying
circumstances. From an orphans'
home he has gradually ascended to his
present position. He experienced the
trials of an early settler in western
Kansas, and was one of the first to en-
ter Oklahoma. He has accomplished
as much in congress as any other man
possibly could, and in the face of an
overwhelming democratic majority.
What the territory needs is a worker
in congress and Flynn fills that re-
quirement. He has been tried and
proved faithful aud true. When he
goes under the wire next November
he will be so far ajiead of the party
from New York and the other gentle-
man that they will not know they
were in the race.
The democratic party is just now
somewhat long in "perfidy and dis-
honor," but very short on "party
pledges and party policies."
The strong, bone and-sinew popu-
lists do not care to fuse in logan
county, where thero are cot enough
democrats to wad a poDgun.
The Gorman bill errors simply con-
glomerate into one big one. The
whole bill is an error—a democratic
blunder, which will make thousands
of republican votes this fall.
Gorman, who proved himself bigger
than Cleveland and the cuckoo house,
said "There will be no more tariff leg-
islation this session." The house pop-
gun bills are dead—the ruined play-
things of the free trade children of
This is not a day for democratic
enthusiasm, were the last words of
the last speech of Chairman Wilson as
he surrendered his free trade bill to
the protective tariff bill and suc-
cumbed to "party perfidy and party
"Brother Joe, clean up your inouth,
get some new wit aud a few idws.
hang your religion on the arch of
heaven and work for souls for the
Lord's vineyard, and let politics alone,
and you'll get along better.
Cleveland, by having "democratic
party" forty-eight times in his Wilson
letter, showed that he was goaded by
a fear that he, the great stuff, d
prophet, would go down as the his-
toric destroyer of his party-and that
is just the way history will put him
The democrats who got Brother Joe
to make his diatribe on county extrav-
agance perhaps forgot that every dol-
lar of our outrageous county debt has
been piled up by a board composed of
one democrat and two populists. No
republican has disbursed a dollar of it.
Whkre will Tvishy" and Beaumont
be, if the pop9 and demos fuse in Lo-
gan county? It would at once become
a lickspittle campaign, democrats
afraid to drub pops and pops afraid to
drub democrats. Such action would
take Wisby and Beaumont out of the
campaign in this county and add :.0<>
to Dennis Flynn's vote.
Whii.e Willie Breckinridge is mak-
ing the campaign in Kentucky the
band boys play "The Girl i Left Be-
hind Me," and the other day when the
captain of one of the great ocean
steamers heard that Willie was on
board bound for England he immedi-
ately commanded the band to play
"God Save the Quees."
Thk Dawes commission will proba-
bly recommend a territorial form of
government for the five civilized In-
dian tribes, and congress should hasten
to solve the problem in this way.
I here is no justification or excuse for
the perpetuation of tribal sovereignty
and the ownership of lands in com-
K. c. Journal: The Kansas populists
are a hard lot. They have been de-
faming the state in congress and on
the stump for years, and now they are
attacking the character of the Kansas
women. Governor Lewelling says that
nine out of ten girls who find it neces-
sary to support themselves go to the
too bad, and the Topeka police board, ap-
manly and too honest to accept the pointed by the governor, declares that
democratic and | scores of women in that town sell their
bodies to maintain their families.
S r P K KIN T K N ! > K N t S t r v K e r
invitation of a few
populist school marms, male or female,
to run as :m "independent candidate."
not that kind of a
^ publican. He knows such a course
Its I woultl mean defeat for him, after
that muuh hard work and worry, and ail
injustice to a high-minded, worthy,
able woman, who has received the
nomination of the republican party.
The pops of "P" county have uomi-
nated Mrs. Cora V. Diehl-Ilarvey for
register of deeds. Wouldn't it be well
for Miss Diehl to come down and file
the reports the law required and
which she never made and pay Logan
county the Sc'.SiK) of excess fees she
owes it? This S3,.100 would help Lo-
gan out—and be a good campaign doc-
ument for her.
How long are self-respecting Kansas
people going to put up with this sort
The Kansas City l'imes says Cleve-
land never intended the Wilson letter
to be published. What silly rot is
this. Wilson in ten minutes' ride,
ready to fly to Clevelard in answer to
a message-and yet Cleveland wrote
him a letter in which "democratic
party appeared forty-eight times.
\ es, that letter was not only for pub-
lication, but as a guarantee of bad
At the head of this editorial page
will be foui d an eagle, poised on the
shield. This is the official republican
symbol, adopted by the congressional
convention at Oklahoma City, as re-
quired by law. The Statu Capital
has put in stock a number of these,
which newspapers can have at original
net cost to us, *cents each. Every
republican paper should have this at
the head of the ticket, that the people
may learn what will stand at the head
of the republican column on the terri-
torial and county ticket? The 75cents
must accompany the order, and it will
Brother Jamison wants none but
purists put up for office—and as he is,
according to his own statement, the
only pure, honest man in the county,
he should be nominated for all the
The house, the same day, voted for
taxed sugar and untaxed sugar; for
taxed coal and for free coal; for taxed
iron ore and for free iron ore—but the
senate would not permit this hot and
cold work, and let the pop gun bills
The pensions have suffered another | come to you, postage prepaid
cut. During the last session of the
last congress there was appropriated
for pensions, including a deficiency of
SI 1,1411,724, the total of $180,081,074.85.
At this session there is appropriated
for pensions $151,581,570, or $29,000,504
less, which reduction in pensions ex-
ceeds the whole apparent net reduc-
tion in all appropriations by this ses-
sion under the last session of the last
congress by $205,915.
The pops and democrats, in star
chamber Saturday, discussed a mixture
of principles and candidates. The
men in the secret caucus all want an i one of the
Accokdi.no to the Home, Field and
Forum, an artist at Hennessey has
presented the historical custodian at
Kingfisher with a series of views from
the vicinity of his town. Among them
is one of a peach tree on the farm of a
Mr. Hammond, two miles from town.
The tree is not only a prodigy in size
for this young country, but also for its
bearing qualities. The picture shows
every limb bending beneath a weight
of ripened fruit. This tree the pres-
ent season produced four bushels of
large and delicious peaches, scarcely
being marred by the least
office and don't care a hair-line space j spot or blemish. Mr. Hammond hi,
for the principles of any party. The j an orchard of four acres, and the pres-
offices are what they care for. The ent year gathered thirty-six bushels of
privates of the party may object and | peaches which, owing to their size and
declare a preference for the principles unexcelled flavor, found a ready home
they believe in. j market at $3 per bushel.
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