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Tell Why the Gambler. Thng, Frostl-
tntes and Pimps Were Opposed to
FopolUt Government Populism Frond
at Her Enemies.
The following letter by Got. Watte
of Colorado explains itself and will
well repay reading:
Dec. 1, 1894.
"To the First National bank, Ameri
can National bank; J. C. Mitchell,
People's National bank; 8. N. Wood,
J. H. Poole, T. - J. Zollars, secretary
Colorado Building and Loan associa
tion; John J. Huddart, the Denver
Consolidated Electric company; the
Appel Clothing company; the May
Shoe and Clothing company, the v.Hn
ner Bros, and Wright company; R.
Douglas Crockery company.the Hnghcs
A Kejth Plumbing and Chandelier
6omj3Shy; the Flanders Cry Goods
company; the Parkinson & Wallace
China company; Cordes, Feldhauser &
Loftus Carpet company, the Roth Im
porting company; F. E. Babcock, Gar
son, Eerngood & Co.; E. B. & H. N.
Lee, hatters; the Henry Bohm com
pany; A. J. Woodside & Co.; II.' Bost
wick; the George Tritch Hardware
compay; the Leonard-Scheck Saddlery
company; the Knight & Atmore com
pany; the Brown- Hotel company;
the Golden Eagle Dry Goods com
pany; the M. Hyman Cigar and Im
porting company; Schradsky, Bee
Hive Shoe company; A. J. Stark
and company.the Denver Consolidated
Gas company, the Backus Heating com
pany, the Albany hotel, the St James
hotel, the Windsor hotel, the Mark
ham hotel,the Denver Stove and Hard
ware company, the Knight-Campbell
Music company, Lewis, Son & Barrow,
G. H. Braman, H. Z. Solomon, Gano &
Co., the Denver onyx and marble com
pany, T. W. Grommon, Western bank,
a Eckles, W. B. FeikerandC. S. iiorey
mercantile company:
''Gentlemen: Your petition bl Nov.
22, 1894, for the reopening of the
gambling houses of Denver, addressed
v to myself as governor, to the fire and
police board and to the chief of police
of this city, was duly received. To
compel the gambling halls of Denver
to remain closed is without doubt det
rimental to some of the 'business in
terests of Denver. Gamblers who are
prevented from the practice of their
profession, in coaseqoence, vacated
buildings and parts of buildings occu
pied as saloons and residences, which
remain unrentcd, and a large amount
of money is withheld from circulation
that otherwise would tie 'expended by
the gamblers in the purchase of neces
saries and luxuries. To that extent
the suppression of gambling has made
hard times in Denver, and I have
never hesitated to acknowledge my
lull share o! responsibility for this re
sult. It is no wonder itfhut'every gam
bler in Denver, every pimp and prosti
tute, every confidence man, bunco
steerer, thief and bobo and every all
night and Sunday liquor seller, li
censed and onliceused, .joined the 're
deemers'1 to redeem the 6tate from
Populist misrule, and Juinishcd money,
and men and women to colonize the
city with fraudulent voters in the in
terest of the republican party. The
gamblers and the lewd women of Den-
Ver had a grievance. ThePopulist state
administration tad -injured their busi
ness, had prevented them from loan
ing capital for the promotion of busi-
ness enterprises, and had reduced
some "professionals" to actual pov
erty, bmarung under a sense ol per
sonal injury, the gamblers of Denver
poured out their money like water for
. political purposes, and resorted to any
and all means, no matter how fraudu
lent, to defeat at the late election the
Populist state administration.
"The Protestant religious element of
this city, represented by its distin
guished doctors of divinity, by the Y.
M. C A. and the W. C T. U., protest
against the protection -of the gambling
business by the police, on the ground
that gambling is immoral
"My own action as governor was not
upon any such consideration. Gambl
ing is no more immoral in Donver than
in Leadville or Aspen. The laws
against gambling and lewdness should
be executed at all cities alike, but it
so happens that peculiar relations ex
ist between the governor of the state
and the city of Denver, which do not
exist in any other locality. The gov
ernor, by the law, has the power both
to appoint and remove the board of
police of Denver, and upon 1:1m, there
lore rests the responsibility . of tne
proper execution of tho law by the
police. It is the misfortune of the gam
blers of Denver whose open halls of
business have been closed, and of
the lewd women, whose profits have
been curtailed by the shutting up of
saloons at midnight and on Sundays,
that their business is in violation of
the law. Their only legal remedy is
the repeal of the violated laws. Until
such repeal, the present governor, the
fire and police board and the chief of
police of the city of Denver during the
full term of their offices, will compel a
compliance with the law.
"The religious sentiment of Denver
may be correct in opposing gambling
and lewdns in the city, but they hare
been exceedingly tardy in their mani
festations. In the summer of 1893 the
war of the governor of the state upon
the gamblers commenced, in all pre
ceding state administrations gambling
had been practically licensed and pro
tected by the police. No vigorous war
' has ever been waged against gambling
by any governor of the state or fire
and police boad. The present governor"
found Messrs. Orr and Martin guilty of
malfeasance in office in protecting in
stead of prohibiting the gambling
houses of the city and removed them
according to law. The officers so re
moved refused to vacate their offices,
in the interest of the gamblers arose
in insurrection and by aid of the
sheriff's office took illegal and armed
possession of the city hall. A district
court, in the interest of the gamblers,
enjoined the governor from the exer
cise of his constitutional rights. The
issue was sharply defined between the
gamblers and the governor, who called
out the Militia of the state to suppress
insurrection. Now where was the
clergy of Deuver.
t.h v M
A., the W.
T. U. and the
this fight? They
were dead against the governor. The
exceptions are so small and insignifi
cant as to be unworthy of notice. The
wealth and aristocracy of the city was
a unit against tho governor. In many
of the churches of Denver the elders
and trustees actually voted down a
motion to indorse the action of the
police board. Even the most promi
nent and influential members of the
People's party assembled themselves
together, called the governor before
them, and implored him to withdraw
his demand that his last appointees
should take possession of the city hall,
which was their legal right, and con
sent that the matter should be left for
the decision of the various courts, which
practically meant that Orr and Martin
should continue in office and the gam
bling houses remain open. All this
pressure was resisted by the governor,
who contended that Orr and Martin
had no legal authority after they were
removed, and that the control of the
police belonged to Mullins, Barns and
Rogers. The Supreme court of the
state, in its final decision, declared the
possession of Orr and Martin illegal,
and ordered them to vacate in favor of
Mullins and Barnes, who were de
clared entitled to legal possession, a-nd
thus the Supreme court sustained the
right of the governor to enforce the
"But tho governor, tho fire Und
police board and the chief of police
stood alone. The saints, the pious
women and the prohibitionists, who
had for years been praying for the
suppression of gambling houses and
tippling houses, ihad no words of en
couragement for those who had estab
lished reform. 3-n the hard fight the
governor bad been compelled to make
in the courts, and by a resort to his
constitutional rights as commander-in-chief
of the stake militia, the entire re
ligious sentimont of the city acting in
harmony with the gamblers and lewu
women, bad denounced the state ex
ecutive as an anarchist, usurper and
"That the republicans in Denver
were ii lcaguo with tho gamblers and
lewd women :is indisputable. Aside
from the statement of the gamblers
themselves, who' tell the amounts they
contributed, and the number of votes
they colonized, is the fact that rarge
pecuniary offal's were made to the
People's parly to 'let up' on the gam
blers, and the further fact that the
gamblers have -always demanded and
received a -consideration for their
votes. When the republican press and
preachers preached continually that tho
Populist state 'administration had in
jured the business of the state, and the
only business injured was the gambling
halls and houses of ill fame, when the
county republican ticket was nomi
nated im the interest of these 'injured
classes,' who wers induced to vote the
republican ticket on the promise that
their injuries hou Id be redressed, it is
rather late in the day, after the con
sideration has ibeen fully paid, for the
preachers to mow. maintain that the ar
rangement snade -with their political
co-laborers and bosom friends tho
gamblers and Jewd women is off.
Even L, who liftve had no 6mall exper
ience as the etibject of personal and
political ingratitude, stand appalled at
such heartlinesa. But I do not think
the 'G. O. P.' will betray its allies. The
same sweet city eouncil who refused to
use funds of the edty already in the
treasury for public improvements, be
cause the expenditure by law would
have to be under control of a Populist
board of public works, have cat down
the police fund so that there is no
money to pay tho police, and thus tho
city authorities, unable to furnish suffi
cient policemen to police the city, will
be obliged to overlook the violations of
the law, an opportunity the gamblers
will gladly avail themselves of, and
then the holy preachers of the city can
hold a mass meeting and denounce the
inefficiency of the Populist police.
"In the publLshed account of the
mass meeting on Friday evening last
at the First Baptist church, the speak
ers were all men of eminent distinc
tion, great ability and no doubt ex
perts in the subjects discussed. But
none of then? made the least favorable
referenee to those who had occasions 1
the reform they seemed so anxious to
perpetrate. And this was well. The
churches and conspicuous piety ol
Denver had no part or lot in the mat
ter. The reform was brought about
not only without their help but in
spite to their most bitter opposition,
and fierce attempt to strike down the
power of the governor at tha wry
threshold of the reform.
"In the days of Christ, the scribes
and Pharisees' announced theHSoiToT
God, as a breaker of the Sabbath, a
winetaker and blasphemer. The
strongest bulwark of American slav
ery was the Christian church, although
now that chattel slavery is abolished,
none are so eloquent in denunciation
of its wrongs as our most reverend
doctors of divinity. Industrial slavery
which threatens the humo,n race has no
more strenuous supporters, and freedom
no such dangerous foes as the salaried
preachers, who have learned worldly
wisdom from the fate of Christ, who
preach smooth things to the people,
who will not fight vested rights or
combat ancient prejudices, never stir
up strife or put father against son, or
brother against brother, or husband
against wife, and who in all probabil
ity, will never be crucified. The
churches of Denver opposed the Popu
lists on account of their Sunday meet
ings in the Coliseum, but one half oi
all tho clergymen in the city, on the
Sunday evening before eldction put in
the full time in exhorting their par
ishioners how to vote at the Tuesdcy
electionl Who gave to tho ordained
preachers a monopoly of Sabbath
political instruction?
"The Populist state administration,
the fire and police board and the chief
will continiie..to enforce the Populist
policy to close public gambling houses
and shut up whisky saloons on Sunday
and after midnight, not In consequence
of the rather late but loud outcries of
the Denver doctors of divinity, tho Y
M. C. A., the W. T. C. U., the prohibi
tionists or any other class of people
whatever, but because it is a duty im
posed upon us by the law.
Very respectfully,
Davis H.'Waite " '
The Wheat and Cotton Baiters Fay the
" The New York Financial Chronicle,
in its article on the general financial
situation in the country at large,
speaks of November earnings of some
railroads in the northwest, and adds
"southern and southwestern lines
nearly all have done well and show
considerable gains, the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas, with its increase of
SI 17,8D4, being a conspicuous instance
of this kind."
Southern lines haaVrag 4 cent cotton
and southwestern lines hauling 3
cent wheat, have all done well.
They can show "considerable gains.
There are some very "conspicuous
instances," dont you know?
Meanwhile, have the cotton raisers
of theouth and wheat raisers of tho
southwest been "doing well?"
Have the farmers made any "consid
erable gains," except -in wisdom?
Are there any "conspicuous in
stances" of wheat -and cotton raisers
Increasing thoir incomes?
ao remamtaoiy 'conspicuous in
stances," eh?
Didn't you know'that the panic and
low prices don't hurt the railroads and
If it had, the "calamity howlers" of
to-day would be bankers and railroad
They are getting along all right
me wheat una -cotton raisers pay
the freight
How tbe Hanker Live on the Sweat
Uncle Sam'i Face.
The following extract from a speech
delivered by Hon. S. S. Marshall of
Illinois in the lower house of congress
in July, 1880, graphically depicts our
present infamous national banking
"An association oi gentlemen in an
eastern state raised $.300,000 in cur
rency. They went to the office of the
register of the treasury and exchanged
their currency for $300,000 in 6 percent
gold bearing bonds. Then they went
to the office of the comptroller of cur
rency, in the same building, organized
a national bank, deposited their 8300,
000 in bonds and received for their
bank $270,000 in national currency.
They had let the government have
$30,000 in currency more than they
nati received lor Dunking purposes
and had on deposit $300,000 on which
they received as interest from the gov
ernment $18,000 .a year in gold (and ex
empt from taxation). This was
pretty good financiering, for those
bankers to receive $13,000 a vear In
' gold on the $30,000 in currency which
they had loaned the government But
this is not the whole story. They had
their bank made a public depository.
They soon discovered that there wa
seldom less than $1,000,000 of govern
ment money deposited im their vaults.
They did not like to sec this vast sum
lie idle. They, therefore, took $1,000,.
000 of this government money and
bought 81,000,000 of flve-twentv bends
with it. In other words they loaned I
81,000,000 of the government's own
money to the government, and de
posited the bonds received in the
vaults of their bank, on which they re
ceived from tho ia:iie govcrnuitnt
$00,000 a year in gold as interest Thu
for the $30,000 in currency, which they
originally loaned the government, they
received annually in all $78,00C."
Had Her Doubt.
She held herself so still to catch
what he was muttering in his dreams
that she hardly breathed.
j'That's me," she thought to herself,
as there was no occasion for her to
think of any one else.
"Mary must have a new wrap, even
though I do have to take it out of the
bookkeeper's salary. It's too bad, too.
lie is the only support of a widowed
All was still again. She lay there
and thought some more.
"He's just as mean as he can be,"
she murmered. "I don't believe he
was asleep at alL
Foggs Are you the cashier of this
Shoenleather Yes, but I don't seem
to place you.
Foggs I'm the agent for the Live
and Let Live Indemnity Company.
For a small amount, we will guarantee
that when you skip with the pro
ceeds you won't be brought back.
The poet he wrote to the editor a note
with bated breath,
"Oh, send me a check for my poem,
sir, or I shall starve to death 1"
The words the editor wrote back made
him a drivelling wreck,
"You now have starved to death, no
doubt, and will not need a check."
St Petir New Yorker, eh? I'll see
about your case after I read a few
Applicant Is it usual to keep peo
ple waiting while you read a few
St. Peter Only In the case of New
Yorkers; I'm reading the minutes of
the Lexow committee.
Stranger (at Delmonico's entrance)
Excuse me. Are you one of the wait
ers? Millionaire Guess I om. I've been
waiting half an hour far this storm to
blow over, as I havn't got an um
brella. (Exit stranger in confusion.
Miss Weerie Shall you call
tomorrow, Mr. Hangon?
Hangon (sagely) Tomorrow never
comes, Miss Weerie.
Miss Weerie Pardon me (glancing
at the clock), but I think it has come.
Mr. Callaspade What is there about
legs that should lead people to avoid
the subject?
Miss De Muir I don't know unless
it's stockings.
Harvard btuaent is there no way
of my getting the key of your heart?
Miss Newhaven l m afraid not It
has a Yale lock.
She A woman's face is her fortune.
lie And if not taken care of be-
;omes as quickly dissipated.
Adrireeaee Waated.
You no doubt have several friends
c other States who might be induced
to come West if properly approached,
there may be one or two dozen of
them. Nothing better than nicely il
lustrated folders,, with anpropriate
maps, and text prepared by somebody
whose only interest in the matter is to
tell the truth.
If yon will send to Geo. T. Nichol
son, O. P. A. Santa Fe Route, Topeka,
Kans., a list of persons who would be
interested in literature regarding Kan
sas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
or California, he will take pleasure in
mailing to each one an assortment of
folders, pamphlets, etc. They are
free. Santa Fx Route.
First Reformer After we close all
bars, bothels and gambling hells,
what will there be left for us to re
form? Second Reformer We might b-Tnjf
our theology up to date.
Buckwheat Cake
The leaven of yesterday ruins the cake of to-day;
Don't spoil good buckwheat with dying raising
batter fresh cakes want Royal Baking Powder.
. Grandma used to raise to-day's buckwheats
with the souring left over of yesterday I Dear
old lady, she was up to the good old times. But
these are days of Royal Baking Powder fresh
ness into freshness raises freshness.
And this is the way the buckwheat cake of
to-day is made : Two cups of Buckwheat, one
cup of wheat flour, two tablespoons of Royal
Baking Powder, one half teaspoonful of salt,
all sifted well together. Mix with milk into a
thin batter and bake at once on a hot griddle.
Do not forget that no baking powder can be sub
stituted for the 44 Royal " in making pure,
sweet, delicious, wholesome food.
A Rainbow Show Bottle.
To prepare this, first ascertain the
2apacity of the bottle and divide by
even, to find the volume of liquid re
quired for each layer. Then take sul
phuric acid to begin with, and tint it
blue by the addition of indigo sulphate.
For the next layer use chloroform; for
the third use glycerine tinted with
caramel; for the fourth, castor oil col
ored with alkanct root; for the fifth,
proof spirit tinted with green aniline;
sixth, eod liver oil, containing one
part of oil of turpentine to nlnety-nina
of the fish oil; seventh, rectified spirit
tinted with violet aniline. Each of
these should be poured in through a
tube', the lower point of which should
be direct i against the side of the bot
tle, so that the liquid may trickle
gently over the surface of the layer be
low it National Druggist
llMfmtn'iCiniDhOT Ice with Glycerine.
The original und only genuine. CurwsClmpiMtl HiuhIs
ami ft'aue, CulU aorta, c. C. G. CUii Co. ..Yliaveu.ci.
Lone Distance- flouse Moving-.
A curious case of house moving was
recently witnessed in Oregon: A man
who mvned a rnR!rlnrA of fiaaftl.
which cost him 85,000 to erect, removed I
to Olympia and did not have sufficient
funds to build another house. He
bought a lot and concluded to remove
the building he owned at Seattle.
Everyone laughed at him, but he per
sisted. Rolling the house down to the
river he loaded it upon a scow and it
wai soon at Olympia, a distance of
about sixty miles. Then he had it
rolled upon his lot and, strange1 to say,
not a timber was strained nor even a
piece of furniture broken, although he
had not removed the contents before
starting the house upon its unusual
If tha Baby II Catting Teeth.
Be snrs anduie that old and vtll-trled ronwdy, If a
Wimlow's Souiuuia Ht:r tor Clilldrra Teetnlu-
A Statetman Lacking Opportunity.
A Now York v. om&n who has bidden
good-by to tho first bloom of her
youth, but is making out extremely
well on tne artermutii I'.aa success
fully solved the problom of quenching
other women h inquiries with regard
to hor ago. "Whenever a woman has
the cheek to ask mo what ny ago is,"
slie explained, "1 always beam upon
hor nnd suddenly e::cl;iim: 'Oh, my
dear girl, I am a great deal older timn
you are a wholo year at least. And
then, bororo sac can lind tune or
breath for another question I add:
And, by the way, what is your exact
ago, dear?' Tho womun, taken by
surprise, lies heroically, of course, and
consequently makes me out ut least
five years younger than I wo'.ld havo
dared to muKo uyself."
After physicians hod Riven me up, t was
saved by Piso's Cure. Ralph Ehif.o,
Williamaport. Pa., Nov. 22 1H93.
A financial Dlioanloo,
Johnnie Fewscads Can you lend nio
twenty dollars for a few days?
Weary Friend Why don't you pjwn
your watch?
"Because it is a keepsake from my
dear mother, and I don't like to part
with it"
"My money is a keepsake from my
dear lather, and I don't like to part
with it either."
A Lout Opportunity.
Miss Wabash How long have you
been engaged?
Miss Gotham Four years.
Miss Wabash Why, bless me. You
could get a divorce where I live on the
strength of that, and own the town, i
1 ' U. -'k 1W' .-'. llll'!
Liquid Flab.
Fish ara reduced to small pieces,
mixed with a suitable quantity of
water cooked in a close vessel by
means of steam, tha temperature be
ing raised to 180170 degrees C. When
all the soluble parts have been extract
ed by the water, the liquid is first passed
through a sieve, and after skimming
off the fatty matter, it constitutes the
fish essence, which may be used as
food, either alone or in conjunction
n; 1 1 ) nnt.iKn... -..1, nil..
waste part of the fish, together with
what remains on the sieve, are used for
manure, after being first mixed with a
suitable amount of lime, clay or simi
lar diluent
Always Nearce In the Country " J
Mrs. Suburb You look tired out
Mr. Suburb I am. I have beef
searching for the tens of thousands
unemployed that the papers tali
"Do you wish to help them?"
"Yes. I want a man to shovel snow,,
but I guess I'll have to do it myself."
-every one of the painful irregularities
and weaknesses that prey upon women.
They fade the face, waste the 6gure, ruin
the temper, wither you up, make you old
before your time.
Get well: That's the way to look well.
Cure the disorders and ailments that beset
you, with Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip-
It regulates and promotes all the proper
functions, improves digestion, enriches the
blood, dispels aches and pains, melancholy
and nervousness, briiiK refreshing- sleep,
and restores health and strength. It's a
powerful general, as well as uterine, tonic
and nervine, imparting vigor and strencth
to the entire system.
Mrs, Ann a V JIICH, of Elm Creek, Bufato V,
nea., wnmi i enjoy
gooil health thanks to
Ur. Plerce'a Favorite Pre
crlptiou and 'Golden
Medical Diicovery. I
w under doctor' care
for two yeari with womb
diea, and gradually
wistinir in itrenfrth all
the lime. I was so weak
that I tould sit lin In hn
only a few moments, for
two years. I commenced
taking Dr. Pierce's Fa
vorite Prescription and
bis 'Golden Medical Dis
covery,' and by the time
I had taken one-half dos
en bottles I wss no and
going wherever I pleased,
and have had good health
and hn wan.
Mas. Clrich.
ever since that was two years and a half ago."
A book of 168 nacres nn "Winun mA TT.
Diseases " mailed sealed, on receipt nt in
ents in gtamria far nniatrm aaa-
World's Dispe.vsa BY M KnirAf. Avarwt .
TION, 663 Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
vr. y. v., "'t-vo'' s, jfo. a.
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