Jacksboro Gazette. (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 4, 1897 Page: 1 of 4

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color appeared on mv cheek; it soon
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check it. My
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hausting their efforts
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His Early Days as Laborer
and Night Watchman.
Now Chicago’s Fore-
most Citizen.
shows a modern up-
id,” and how it has
icipal large
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It has been the fashion, says
Moses P. Handy, in the March
Review of Reviews, for Chicago-
ans to call Lyman J. Gage the
ideal citizen. They believe also,
that.he will prove the ideal Sec-
retary of the Treasury.
For ten years no movement for
civic aggrandizement, no patriotic
endeavor, no effort for mnnicipal
reform, no great charitable under-
taking has been launched in the
Western metropolis without the
sanction, counsel, or active co-op-
eration of Mr. Gage. This is a
great deal to say of a citizen who
has no claim to such considera-
tion except those involved in up-
rightness of character, poise of
judgment, and innate love of hu-
manity. He is president of a
great bank; bat there are two
score of banks in the city. He is
a man of means, bat he does not
figure on the roll of millionaires;
perhaps a thousand of his fellow*
citizens are richer in the world’s
goods. He occupies no official'
position, although the mayoralty
once might have,been his on the
condition of a simple yes. He is
a Christian, but not a sectarian.
He is a graceful public speaker,
but not a great orator. He con-
trols no newspaper nor any other
instrument for molding public
opinion. He is not old enough to
command respect on the score
of age. His learning is self-ac-
quired. He has no advantage in
birth or antecedents. Hiii ascend-
ency, therefore, is the ascendency
of intellect and character, and of
nothing else.
Lyman JndsonGage is descend-
ed from an early settler of New
England, bat his parents, Eli
and Mary Judson Gage, were
New Yorkers. Eli Gage was a
* farmer, bat in later life kept what
is known in the country as a gen-
end Store. Lyman’s school days
were few, and ended when he
was fourteen years of age. He
in Rome (whither
ved in 1846), to
ition of mail agent on
Rome and* Watertown Rail-
, thus beginning life a ser-
federal government.
A better opening presented itself
1854, when at eighteen years
age he was offered and eagerly
ted work as office boy and
clerk in the Oneida Oen-
|tral Bank at
were to
walking papers.
da tie 8
ce, go
to book-
ers $100
he asked
the firm
!y well
d; rather
him his
About that time all the boys in
r i
York were affected
era fever, and
umbed to one of
went to Chicago,
ith few dollars
had made
iitmiu w no* banker, bat
icago bank was in need of
cervices. He eoutd not af
to be idle, honey*, and de-
to take any job that
offered. The oaljr open-
wag little to his liking,, but he
it. His first work iras as a
of roustabout in the lumber-
yard of Nathan Oobb, on the cor-
ner of Adams and Canal streets,
a locality now in the heart of the
wholesale district of Chicago.
His duties were to do as was told,
carried legs from the wagon

Is running a daily TJ. S. Mail Stage £
Line, from Jacksboro to Mineral
Wells, %
net) fei.
every day
to the pile, fed logs to circular
saws, and occasionally drove a
team of mules. The pay was a
pittance, bait the exercise in the
open air broadened his chest and
hardened his muscles. After a
whole yoar thus passed, he be-
came night watchman of the yard,
and spent his time guarding
against tie fires which sooner or
later bring all lumber piles to
ashes. Another year passed be-
fore he had another promotion.
Then he became a bookkeeper,
bnt this promotion was not long,
for the panic of 1857 came on and
business depression made it nec-
essary foir his employers to make
a change, which involved dispens-
ing with the jnnior bookkeeper’s
services. Seeking other employ-
ment in vain, he had to resume
the night watchman’s task.
Not until he had been three
years in Chicago did luck come
his way. During all this time he
had clung to the idea that he was
“ cut out l or a banker,” and so had
become a familiar applicant for
employment at every bank in
town. On the third of August,
1858, he was summoned to the
office of the Merchants’ Loan &
Trust Company, where his name
was on file as a candidate for any
opening, however humble. Mr.
Holt, the oashler, asked him if he
could keep a set of books. “ I
can try.” “ That is not what we
want. Oaa yen do itf ” “I can
if it can !t>e done in the twenty-
three hours out of the twenty-
four.” On that assurance he was
engaged at $500 a year. He had
obtained the long-desired stand-
ing room in a Chicago bank. A
few months later he was the pay-
ing teller at $1,200 a year, and
thence forward his coarse was
clear and his progress rapid. In
1860 he became cashier with an
annual Sala ry of $2,000, and for
the next eijjht years he served the
Merchants1 Loan & Trust Com-
pany in that capacity. Fourteen
years latei he was offered, and
declined, $20,000 a year to return
to that service.
When Mr. Gage’s appointment
to the secretaryship of the Treas-
ury was an aouciced and the press
began to sound public opinion as
to the wisdom of the choice, says
Moses P. Handy in the^ March
Review of Reviews, it was as
sumed by those who did not know
him that being a banker and an
allegged pl utocrat Mr- Gage’s ap-
pointment would be particularly
distasteful to, if not actually re-
sented by, the working classes.
Great was he surprise, therefore,
at the discovery that to no part
of the population of Chicago was
the choice more acceptable than
to the working people. Not one
of the laboir leaders or the social-
istic agitators who were inter-
viewed failed to speak a good
word in his behalf. Naturally
this phenomenon excited a great
deal of curiosity and comment.
How was it possible for a man in
Mr. Gage’s position thus to win
the favor of a class to which as a
banker he was traditionally sup-
posed to ht obnoxious T The sto-
ry of his connection with what
are known as the Economic Con-
ferences partially answers this
Oq the day af ter the anarachis-
ticout break cnlminated in the
Haymarket riot and bomb-throw-
ing, Chicago had the cold shivers.
Mingled with apprehension there
was on tho part of some good
citizens, and Mr. Gage among the
number, a feeling of self-reproach.
It was thought that the good cit-
izens and what is known as the
better clas& should not entirely
escape the reap onsiblity for what
had happened. Mr. Gage felt that
for his own pari; he had not been
sufficiently careful to know what
the grievances of the discontent-
ed were or to what extent their
wrongs might be righted. These
feelings led him to put himself in
immediate communication with
certain representative men who
were more or less in sympathy
with the discontented elements
of the commoaity. Upon consul-
tation with them he hit upon the
idea of tbs Economic Confer-
ences. Thin Involved the organi*
of an Economic Club to be
of not more than twen-
members embracing in
‘"ons persons
lasses, from
3 from what
:m. Six
tongue, gas in th > rtoniach,
distress and indigestion Do
not weaken, but have tonk effect. & cent*.
v# mg vm t* wjk* tifM-t s*6j|wwsb
are known as the learned profes-
sions. The membership was to
include one or more representa-
tives of the more prominent form
of modern econonic thought. The
first meeting of the club was held
in the drawing room of Mr. Gage’s
fine new residence, into which by
a singular coincidence he and his
family had moved on the very
day of the Haymarket riot. The
company gathered around Mr.
Gage’s table for refreshment and
after sapper the talkirig began.
Among those present were George
Schilling, an aggressive socialistic
labor leader; Henry D. Lloyd,
the well-known academic apostle
of state socialism; Mark L. Craw-
ford, a trades unionist of local
note, and the notorious Tommy
Morgan, who is the recognized
leader of the socialist labor party
in Chicago. Then there was a
sprinkling of divines and lawyers.
The business men were shy, but
among those present beside Mr.
Gage was another banker, Ohas.
L. Hutchinson, and Messrs. H. H.
Kohlsaat and Franklin MacVeagh.
After several meetings at Mr.
Gage’s house with every satisfac
tion resulting from the exchange
of ideas, bat no specific conces-
sions on either side, the Econom-
ic Club, with a view to widening
its field, moved into a hired hall,
and the public, to the extent of
the seating capacity of the hall,
was invited to attend what be-
came known as the Economic
Conferences. It was in these
conferences that the incoming
Secretary of the Treasury to be-
gan the persistent if not system-
atic studies of sociology and po-
litical economy which have made
him a well-informed man on those
Spain Forced to Act.
Washington, Feb. 26.—The Sen-
ators have been flanked. The
pardon of Sanguilly destroyed the
force and removed the necessity
of the resolution demanding his
release. There is not much doubt
that the anticipated action of the
Senate had much to do with San-
guilly’s release. Secretary Olney
was made aware of the action of
Foreign Affairs Committee, and
he communicated with Senor de
Lome, the Spanish Minister. The
latter promptly wired his Govern-
ment, suggesting the immediate
pardon* of Sanguilly in order to
head off the Senate and prevent a
debate £hat probably would have
the effect of arousing the public
opinion of the United States to a
degree of dangerous hostility to
Sangullly’s withdrawal of his
appeal leaves him, without re-
course to future action against
Spain. Our government is barred
from asking the Spanish govern-
ment to indemnify Sanguilly for
his imprisonment. Under Span-
ish law the withdrawal of his ap-
peal is considered a plea of guil-
ty, and the pardon is purely by
the grace of the government.
There is some reason to believe
that Sanguilly and his lawyer
were advised by Secretary Olney.
The Senate still is angry, bnt
not keyed up to the same pitch
of excitement as yesterday. The
most conservative men in Con-
gress are disposed to think that a
war with Spain will ensue unless
the Cuban insurgents are subdued
before three months. The atti-
tude of the administration is very
generally condemned. Only about
five Senators and not more than
20 members of the House openly
support the President and Secre-
tary Olney in their Spanigh-Cu-
ban policy. It is recognized,
however, that nothing can be
done during the life of the pres-
ent administration. There is
hope, but not much, that McKin-
ley will adopt a different policy
and be more responsive to the
public sentiment of the country.
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By a Falling Out of the Con-
csrns and a Consequent
Reduction In the Price
of Steel.
W. G. 3. in Dallas News.
Washington, Feb. 28.—An inci-
dent occurred a few days ago be-
tween two rival business concerns
which ought to open the eyes of
the country to the absurdity of
one of our government policies.
This incident was a falling ont
between two great steel manu-
ufactnring firms of this country—
that is, between the Oarnegie
Steel company and the Bethlehem
Steel works on the one side and
the Illinois company on the other.
These are the greatest producers
of steel rails, steel structural ma-
terial for bridges and buildings in
the world. In fact, they have
commanded the markets of this
country and dictated the price to
be charged for every pound of
steel rails and the other articles
which they manufacture. It very
naturally requires a great deal of
money to conduct an establish-
ment of the kind of either, the
amounts going up into the mill-
ions, and so great are their finan-
cial strengths that all competition
has been crashed oat by them.
The natural result of this
strength would have been for the
two firms to have come together
and further lorded it over the
steel industry of the country, but
so great was the field that this
was not necessary, and so they
both went along controlling the
markets together in harmony, but
each with its eye on the other all
the time.
The first serious break came
when the Illinois Steel company
came into congress through L^r-
rimer, a congressman from Chica-
go, with the proposition that if
the government would enter into,
contract with that company for
twenty years to take all its armor
plate from it, it would furnish it
for $240 a ton. This was a fall
from the price of $563, a ton
charged by the Oarnegie people.
This proposition was made a few
days ago and at. once the lobyists
of Oarnegie commenced their
work, as did the lobyists of the
Illinois company, and the flight
has developed many things of the
greatest interest to the people.
Now the part of the whole af-
fair which interests the lawmak-
ers is this: That it is demonstrat-
ed that the tariff which has been
placed on steel rails of American
manufacturers here could be pro-
tected from foreign competition,
has been wholly unnecessary, and
that the companies have not only
made the amount of the tariff, but
have made besides an enormous
profit. It has been developed in
this row between the beneficiaries
of the tariff that the Oarnegie
company has within the last year
sold 100,000 tons of rails to Eog-
iand, and that the Illinois compa-
ny has sold abont 60,000 tons to
the same country. In fact, they
have gone into the markets of the
very country that they have in-
sisted on being protected against
and underslod the Euglish man-
ufacturers with their poorly paid
Without a tariff of any kind,
the English, or no other people,
could sell us a pound of steel.
The railroads have been forced
to pay the tariff of about $8 a ton,
and th9 d ff. rence between $25 a
ton, the old price, and $18 a ton,
the new price, for rads. This
cost was of coarse added to the
freight on the roads, and the peo-
ple have been forced to give up
this amount of $46 a ton more
than the ieal cost, with a big
profit, under the guise of protec-
tion for American indqjtrics.
It is a matter that astounds
even the high \ ratectioni&te. For
they say that if the people have
besn mulcted in this way by one
of the protected industries, the
inference is that they are mulcted
in other ways. If the foreigners
bad been allowed to come it with
their goods, and thereby given
the people the right or opportu-
nity to $^ny where they could buy
the cheapest, then they would not
have bejen robbed out of untold
millionAthat they have been rob-
bed Jr, as demonstrated by this
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they should become friendly
again, then the old tax will be
levied, and the epoch of trusts
and combinations still have sway.
It is a beautiful government, this
that we have, when we think that
if Gates and Oarnegie and Mor-
gan should meet and have togeth-
er a bottle of wine, it might mean
a tax on the people of $100,000,GOO
in ten years.
It is a beautiful government
when the one of the great politi-
cal parties with all the facts of
the steel trust before it, is still
howling for tariff legislation that
will give it, and other industriee,
the right to tax the people at will.
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