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Platform Upon Which the Campaign of 1904
Will be Fought
Mhor burbo?fM ft? m. -rePlib,,.c,in-p,lrty cumc ,nto existence, dedicated among
J0 Jt elitoM ' it n?Jrtiat Vs,c.of ""cstlnn the extension of human slavery. In
which have ?iitn. uu ,r?,denlt , during twenty-four of the forty-four years
eorac Lt ronfrn Pnrdthi,lco .lh" e,octl" ot WncoUi the republican party has held
hashold iwrtifti ?L l,?.K.?Vcr,,men.t' For o'Htocn more of the forty-four yearn It
ernment whift t,J h2L throV,gh the Pelon of one or two branches of the Bov
Snffil onR- two ten?mn?MU,iC paty dur,n thc mime Pcro,d ,,llH hrta complete
due to chance u l'n ?ih,H loK .t.cnuro. of Pwcr b' t,ie republican party Is not
Uieconridencnr ih. Vd?imonstnU on tnJlt lho republlcun party has commanded
equaled in our hiim .vA mf'E1"1 W fo.r "M two Rcncratlons to a degree never
whlc, his been mn, X S.,h t,,sPhl'ed a lgh capacity for rule and government
WrpiHobHoiX'' consp,cuol,s by u,c 'wPclty and informlty of
18W?hVPl!Sjtti?v.vl?i.fiI.,leH Upon ,l ,Pscnt period of complete supremacy In
nccomDilHliod for ?i ZJ fc l i coKratulate ourselves upon the work slnco then
v .i.. ... TH3 COUNTRY'S CONDITION,
oppressed wUhUnlfilm?lJ, iftour .ye.ars of democratic rule, in evil plight.
3 tr.nonnnu wilUli ' doubtful of thc future. Pubic credit had been low
tide toward HnS w?m fde7,in,,1,r,i tho rt?bt. wua mowing, the administration's attl
micd aSS unS , Wlil,?i,clcbie Und mor1t,fJ',".'. the standard of values was threat
whlch had succeoio'.i hnrn,W!H u,n?ffi.P,0,od' " was sunk in the depression
Wo met thMo iJr?i.,.!inJ,a.Ml.Lii?f 1M3'."P w'18 fnt and confidence was gone.
Placed ademoPi?! tVn t,.?P ond lions vigorously, cffetclvely and at once. We re
aeptimuM SSU2crRJ,citurlff law baHed on free trade prlnclplca and garnished with
ffimffiue industry freed from Spression a id
fow kinwi, Li encouragement of wlso laws has expanded to a degree never bo
ll M surSid imaXntreodnn0Wirmi,l,ke "tf. bn,a cre,ltd Jl vo,me of expo?ts which
ployed- wSK liav riJ,?,V.n,iUliider ,th? 1D,nF,cy tur,ff ,nbor hQ bc '"' em-
v firmly .5liii ?en. intl ", Industries have revived and prospered,
tructkin cM wb,ch was then menaced with dc-
prosperlty. turned to business, and with confidence an unexampled
the country In lnMmUwBl;lnhPOI?,cnl,e,1 )y lnPvldcnt " of bonds, wo gave
four years artcr inn Hn M?,h Jn2V " .n ,n.rg. Hl,rP 1 whlcn enabled us only
war toxcH to rJi p Par'h.iWiftr .had c,5cd to remove over 100 millions of annual
eminent. P dcbt nnd ,owor tho Merest charges of the gov-
t-. Jl!,l.c..cr?.,1it' w,'ich had been so lowered that In time of noacn n dmn.
wlSSAV'SSSSiSS '"E? '?nVB nt travagant Va"es oTlntersMn ordeTfc
BefS ,ts h,shC8t
niSi ? i, .f,niVO U to tho CubRii peoplo with order restored, with amnio revo-
P.aSM!.aoVd,,,!a?d,S''r"o0St,?l!nt ot Por, H-.,1Si'B!m!S&. now ,
Tn thm I9hinmi. PRACB IN THIS PmLIPPINES.
cllon i,nUr.lK'",.",Cni00.fk,,'. KjI'IPPlnM ire worn nblo (o Inks prompt nnd offestivo
pn'ron JteASffi'S.Sffl&'J'Afi?-" I,a" '" Pnng .ho
BtntmKl0-. Sf n rout0 ,f,r n,n 'thmlnn cnnal. so long the dream of American
In .lS,nrcaorf""?,l!11v"SW"lc" wl" br""r "" nrld ,a"d" f lh " S'" with-
.ci ss'ias nfd"r,,f.vb,,ii,,di"' f ,h" " a."a"th.
in.i- nnVon.or ,lle "Iok"! encroachment of the vast airgreeatlon of onnltnl
T ... , . T"E PARTY'S PRINCIPLES.
renubHcn,narTv,Ch'Prir,H "nd dcloP our Industries Is a rarJ RmF poflc? of the
ffi'SS" co"ros,nd republican president this sreat qumSS ca, ibe sTfelv n"
menls has not for many years received from tho covor S nni, Sa, n"
ad.-o.uate encouragement of any kind. We thwofoVe T fa vo? leclsVatlnn wblh1 m
Sia.i,,Sf,jsi?,Mii!jB.ApS?S"B ,,"","' Tn """"""" -cn'V'".'.9';,
nr!iVfcrd,!J,lyi.nrp,ov,?.hr nttl!"d of President Roosevelt and congress in re
cVoWy' ,abor' ft"d p,OI",fle a continuanc'eTubll-
i.ilMi.n,-,Iirn',C0 ,nw,w" 'lnp',n "Pon tho statute books bv tho republican diHv
Rj'SloXlnffl ronow -" f01'"- dclrat.0rSatttPsSi
Wn nrn nlu-nvi tnln.i..i i. ..i . ... ,. ...
tthHa ai- - -i i ii ' ". ""' ui 10 ino ho (i er and sailors of tn
Wo favor the pencofnl settloniont of International differences hv arbltrntlrm
nnTmr.TL'J,'' vigorous efforts made by the administration to protect Amerl
SAiiinnn0rc,Rn .ndR "'Y1 p,1,,Ke ourselves to Insist upon tho 1 tst and "mni
sssrss ?;vr snsrjssss: ji&sssss! &v$JSl
tt'Tinn'r&frr0' an! wo eam SAtt" ",', xt".";.'
Our 9rnf lntrA n ... .i ... .
w. - . . RIGHTS FOR NEORO VOTERS.
m.ili.f fftvor such conrcBslonal action us shall determine whether by special dls
n 'Vftt ,.n? V e'ctlve frtmchiso In any state has been unconstitutionally limited,
2i,t5.i ii ,B . K! we demand that representation In congress nnd In tiro
of the UiSfcd'St "t Proportionately reduced, as directed by the constitution
nt M,-nIb,,mitlo.Ms of capital and of labor arc the results of the economic movement
of the peoplo1 " lnU8t Pcrm,tteT to Infringe upon the rights und Interests
in Mw,Cll,.;?MnaU?n.s. w,.,(ln ,n,wCully formed for lawful purposes are alike entitled
permuted to break thim Ur 8UbJcct to the luws' nnd ncliher can be
TJlf Wnnt nlnlAHitiiu. ...! ....i.l..il. 4 u. f .. ... .
elec n i rvV , ,:.".T', V" ' """.K".1."?."0 I?.r,n"' w'liiam yvicKiniey, who was re-
li mi H 1m ,.,,.1 , V '' "' l."V iHCHiujncy ipur years ago, was assassinated
Sohth nn ,11.1 M?n,thSr1l.o.fih.l8.iR0c?,u .tornK ThoKlro nilt,on mourned his untimely
WnAtiX quilllllos of m,nd and charactor whIcb
WitiT'liC .A.V,?ri',an PeoP'0 were fortunate In his successor, to whom thov turned
iA a trust and confidence which have been fully Justified. President Roosevelt
teE'i1 'o.Krcnt responsibilities thus sadly forced uponhim? a clear head a
SB. T?t?e7ohenHLPnfri0,,?n:; nnd h,rt ,dca,H of pb',c d'Vty a,ldCpublk fto
tiinVn.iriv?.n i '? p '"'P1; " of the republican party and to the policies which
mi, ... it -,..w,, ..v.,,,, ,, ,vll iiummj turn Willi HIICCCHS.
oi,i i i ic i denc of tho PPl0 m ' Justice, Inspired bv his public career cn
" IS1, ,l,m .Vi ,(,dcr Personally nn Inestmablo sorv ce to the country by brlncfnir
ateVnlnortlTofna w,,,c!l "td O.sastrusresulls1
ftiiirtin?fiS!,?n ?.?l0iy l'iM,cV ih!H n.d',n,Htrat,Dn ,,nH not only been able, vigorous
and dignified, but in the highest degree successful. The complicated auestlmis
which arose In Venezuela were settled in such a way by President RooseveU thn?
Mlnaire.Wydn0dPiSffcerB S,Knn,lr V,n,dcutcd a"d tho cause TSeaceTarbitra-
Ills prompt and vigorous action in Panama, which wo commend In the hlirimnf
terms, not only secured to us tho canal route but voided Tforlegn comnllcatlons
which mlsht liavo been of a very serious character bn complications
TI . Al CONTINUED M'lvINI.EY'S POLICY.
nuii.? 1? continued the policy of McKlnley la tho Orient nnd our position in
SemoflghnZ0d bV Ur rcccnt '"erclal treaty with that empire, E never
Ho seemed lho Irlhimnl lv u-iitnti i,n .AV.i .i .. ...
boundary was finally settled. ,JLl"UU8 ucsl'on or tnc Alaskan
Whenever crimes against humanity have been perpetrated which have slmd.!
1lwn,va0,;hLl,protcst 'l11? b,eetn mad. nnd ol,r P"d onics ha vo been tendered K
nlwnvs with duo regard to International obligations. "-nuLreu, mil
Lnder his guidance wo find ourselves at peace with nil tlio world ami nM...
wore wo more respected or our wishes more regarded by foreign nat oi'is
Pre-eminently successful In regard to our foroicn reHtloV, i, ",o i
equallv fortunate In dealing with domestic qdcstSff The country h s known
hat the public credit and tho national currency Were al sohitely s fo In fY,o
hands of his administration. In tho enforcement of tho laws i tie has hown
onlv conrncre. lint th erinm ,i.ini. .,.u.nn...t. . i r ""? ...vr .'" snown not
lated or disregarded opens the door to annrc wll o tht Just enfSSment of tho '
law Is the soundest conservnUsm. Ho has held flrmlv to ihflftiMnmi a tho
can doctrine that all men must obey the "law -. tlin t there mnv ftoBSuonh2"
tween rich and poor, he vyeen strong nnd weak, but that Justice and enunl nrotoc"
oroondmo"10 "W "Ml b BCCUred t0 ovepy cU,zen wlthoit wrt tSMrSd
Ills administration has been throughout vigorous nn dhnnnrniii i.ii. ,i,i.i
r nn,remmCnd K WlthoUt rvAoTo "&
CAR MBT r.UAKIMTe
President Roosevelt Announces Three
New Heads of Deoartments
WASHINGTON: The president
has made the following announcement
regarding changes in the cabinet:
William H. Moody of Massachusetts
to bo attorney general. Paul Morton
of Illinois to bo secretary of the navy.
Victor H. Metcalf of California to bo
secretary of commerce and labor.
The resignations of Secretary Cor-
telyou and Attorney General Knox
have been received and accontod tn
take effect July I.
The sweeping chamre in tho nnhi.
net came in the form of a brief type
written statement issued by Secretary
For two weeks or more it has been
known that these changes were im
pending. When Secrotarv Pnrtvivmi
was designated by President Roose
velt to bo his campaign manager it
was certain that he would retire from
tho cabinet upon his assumption of
the duties of chairman of tht, Re
publican national committee. Just
before he loft for Chicago several
days ago he placed In the hands of
the president his lotter of resignation
from the department of commerce and
labor. One week ago Attorney Gen
oral Knox formally annnnnenrl ,
ho would retire from the department
oi justice, m pursuance of his pur
pose to secure the services of thor
oughly ablo and congenial men tho
president tendered tho appointment
ofNsocretary of the navy to Paul Mor
ton, first vice president of the Santa
Fo railroad, to succeed Mr. AfnnHV
who is to take the portfolio made va
cant by tho retirement of Mr. Knox.
Mr. Morton is a personal friend of
tho president of many years' standing.
He is the son of thn into t ai.iiJ
- v . kJtUtilllg
i.iujiun ui ncurasita, secretary of
agriculture in President Cleveland's
:. ! iiuimi i.iiii-ii m mc united runic. va rnrrilnlH' mv... I
Kd Pp0rlC.TdePrReodo.M.nd,reCt,0n by the '"ratlon YpTfflfflSl SSSSSS
Goes to Germany for a Bride
MUSKOGEE: Carl H. Cooper, a
popular young attorney of this city
Will loaVG ill ft few davs fnv Moli.'
dor-Sallo, Germany, where he is to be
married to Miss Elsie Von Lee, the
daughter of tho colonel of the'Gor.
man army, and" the granddaughter of
ono of. Mr. Cooper's professors in the
Hallo university. Mr. Cooper and
his bride 'Will sail for AmHa t..i..
30. Several weeks will be spent in
New York, after whieh n,,, m i
come to Muskogee, their future homo;
There Are About 1,400 Volumes of
OKLAHOMA CITY: In an inter
view Mr. W. P. Campbell, who, oa
Juno 1, took charge of tho Oklahoma
Historical society collections, spoaks
quite hopefully of tho future of that
society. "There are now 1,173 bound
volumes of Oklahoma and Indian Ter
ritory publications on tho Khnlvns nf
tho society, said Mr. Ramnhoii n.
, . ' -t.wf MIIU
aoout two hundred morn in Mm h,io
I of tho binder. There are 327 weekly
publications in Oklahoma nnd twenty
eight daily, besides innumerable farm
and various other class publications.
In the Indian Territory there aro
about 1G5 weeklies nnd a dozen or
more dailies. Most of thes-e are com.
ing to the society regularly, to be
bound arl forever kept, that futuro
generations may find and peruso
them. A number ofthf?n ,int w,
a time long bofore .Captain Pnyn?
made his daring ventures Oklahoma
jvard. Then there are thousands of
book;:, pamphlets, photos and curios.
The bound files are kept in- neat
cabinets, and the incoming papers
are arranged in a convenient way for
In his report to tho annual meetin,?
of the society Juno 17 Mr. finmnhnii
mado many suggestions touching the
iuu oi a pnonographic and vinscopvj
derailment, and brieily reveals the
niouesiy or the editor of Oklahoma
and Indian Torritory, who asks and
secures for all others what la desire ,
but fails to tajco advantage of the op.'
portuulty to exhibit these newspaper
files and to keep fil03 of current is
sues whero they can bo accossiblo Ui
ANOTHER BIG ONE
Bones of a Mastadon Said to Havs
Been Dug Up at Skeleton Creek
GUTHRIE: Whilo men wore ox-'
cavatiug for a bridco on thn nm,n
Enid & Gulf, near. Skeleton e..ni, -,.!
cently the bones of a prohlstorlc ani-
mat were uncovered. Tho university
at Norman has been nctiflo-J of thn
find nnd attempt win be made to re
cover tho bones. Work on the bridge
hats been suspended meanwhiFe. By
those who havq examined tho bones
they are thought to bo those of a
Pinstadou. The tusks, one of which
has been uncovered, are said to 'be'
eight feet long and nine inches ip
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