The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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Thirty-two of the Fifty-two Na-
tional Committeemen Are
Favorable to Him.
SEMATOR GORE IS CONFIDENT
Statesman Sure the Inde-
pendent Voters and Progressive
Republicans Would Form In
*5 Line With the Democrats
Senator Ooro, an original friend of
Woodrow Wilson for the presidency,:
waa asked by the Washington corre-'
■pondent of the Dallas News what he
had to say respecting the Jackson Day
banquet held In the national city on
Jan. 8th. He said: "The Jackson Day
banquet here was a political melting
pot into which the ideas and views
from every state were cast and out
of which as net product came the
golden prospect of Gov. Wilson's nomi-
nation and election. It is reported
that thirty-two of the fifty-two nation-
al committeemen are favorable to Wil-
son. This is an index to popular
sentiment and preferanco everywhere.
"Tho friendly attitude of Mr. Bry-
an toward Mr. Wilson was made mani-
fest. 'Know all men by these pres-
ents that the governor will be accept-
able to the colonel.'
"More minds unite in the support of
Wilson than any other candidate. His
fitness is above challenge. His avail-
ability is superior to that of any or
■ II other candidates. He is progres-
sive enough to command the support
of that vast and splendid phalanx of
nearly seven million Democrats who
have followed Mr. Bryan unfaltering-
ly. He is not so radical as to alienate
any true disciple of JefTersonian l^em
ucracy. He would alienate only the
minions of privleged plutocracy, who
merely masquerade as Democrats.
Independent Vote Is Wilson's
"His recent entry and brief record
In politics, together with hlB brilliant
achievements, have given him a Hen
upon the independent vote to which
no other Democrat can pretend. A
large percentage of the progressive
Republicans would prefer Wilson to
Taft. Many Republicans of every cast
would prefer the sobriety of Wilson
to the erratic strenuoaity of Roose-
velt, who Is reactionary one moment
and revolutionary the next."
Senator Gore was asked what he
had to say about an Oklahoma City
flispatch appearing in the Dallas News
on Jan 2d as follows:
"LLs-rnioa raedlciue waa mixed her®
_ If*. Bryan. Half the toleration d?«
regarded theae Instructions. We want
no breach of faith, no betrayal of trust
la 1812 We want no wolves In
eheep's clothing, no reactionaries In
progressives' clothing, no anti-Bryan
In Bryan's clothing, no Harmon men
■in Clark's clothing, if such a thing
'should be attempted It must be done
over my protest. I make this neither
as a charge nor as a threat—merely
as a warning. I^et every man win or
(lose In the open field. The Demo-
cracy can not conquer under the sign
of the double cross.
"The press of Oklahoma seems
•friendly to Wilson. My poll up to
date gives Wilson 61, Clark 47, and
Harmon 2. There are Indications that
fthe people favor Wilson. It can not
be doubted, however, that a majority
of the politicians favor either Clark
or Harmon. The influence must not
Speaker's Services Recognized.
"I like, and all Oklahomans like, the
speaker. He Is our neighbor and has
been our friend. He aided John Sharp
Williams and 160 other Democrats In
the house to get statehood for Okla-
homa. John Sharp Williams, by
threatening a filibuster, drove the
statehood measure through the house.
Williams is for Wilson. He Is not for
his former house associate—-Speaker
Clark or I/eader Underwood Wil-
liams wants to win.
"I am sensible of the sacred char-
acter and binding force of gratitude
The lngrate wants every virtue. I
join Shakespeare in characterizing in-
gratitude as 'a marble-hearted friend.'
For my own part, I owe a debt of
gratitude to 150,000 good Democrats
in Oklahoma, but I am not booming
them all for the presidency For years
we have struggled to rescue this
country and this government from the
hands of the Republican party, from
the friends of monopoly, from the
grasp of privilege, from the powers
of pillage. The opportunity is now at
hand. Shall we embrace that oppor-
tunity or squander it out of mere con-
sideration of local attachment and per-
sonal favoritism? Shall we sacrifice
our country, its welfare and its des-
tiny merely to throw a fleeting kiss or
pay a passing tribute to a good neigh-
bor? Do we not owe a greater obli-
gation to our party than to any neigh-
bor? Is not our first duty to our coun-
try. A soldier in battle array might
by turning aside to pay a debt of
today at a political conference or.
prominent Democratic leaders called
to meet E. H. Moore, state insurance
commissioner of Ohio, who is making
a trip over Oklahoma upon the heels
of Speaker Clark of Missouri, looking
after the political fences of the Ohio
candidate for president. Some of the
leaders who attended the conference
said that Mr. Moore is willing that
the Oklahoma delegation to the na-
tional convention should indorse
Clark's candidacy, and he would not
be seriously grieved if the delegation
Is instructed to cast its first vote for
the ^national speaker. What Mr. Moore
desires is that delegates who would
throw their vote to Harmon as next
i choice after casting a complimentary
fote for Clark shall be chosen from
Senator Gives Warning.
To this the senator replied: 'Ru-
mors of this kind have come to my;
ears from several sources for several
months. I have not. been willing to
I credit the report. Gov. Folk alleged
that, the Harmon people were using-
i Ciark as a stalking horse in Missouri.
I cannot think this is being done any-:
where with the speaker's consent. I
am sure it is not being done in Okla-
homa with the consent and conuivance
of the speaker's real friends. I do
not know that anybody is engaged in !
such a conspiracy, but 1 do know that1
the Democracy of Oklahoma is not to
be dallied with. The people are not
I to be trifled with. The delegation is
i not to be juggled with. Such an at-'
i tempt would involve in ruin all who
participate in it and would affect dis-
astrously the fortunes of the party it-
"In 1904 the Democracy of Okla-
homa instructed its delegation to co-
operate with those who were friendljL
gratitude to a personal friend be
guilty of high treason or de^rtlon to- , Klingman last week,
ward his country and its cause. Ohall
we, like children, pursue the will o' j —
the wisp of sentimentallfcrn into the
dismal swamp of disaster and defeat,
when our country calls, when the fixed
star of duty would lead us In the
paths of patriotism and honor to the
heights of victory. let no Democrat
deceive himself by the flattering Il-
lusion that we have a walkaway or an
easy triumph in this desp«rat# strug-
gle with our ancient opponent—the
Senator Silent on Other Matters.
Senator Gore refused to discuss the
vote of Speaker Clark for the Sher-
wood dollar-a-day pension bill, In
creasing the annual pension appro-
priation seventy-five millions and mak-
ing Oklahoma's year contribution to
the pension fund more than four and
one half millions. He also declined
to discuss Speaker Clark's Canadian
annexation speech, which is supjiosed
to have occasioned the defeat of reci-
procity and the defeat of the speak
er's own purpose and policy. He was
equally reticent respecting the fact
that Speaker Clark presided over the
Missouri state convention which In-
dorsed ex-Gov. Folk for the presi-
FLOCK TO WILSON STANDARD
Newspapers Throughout the Country
Are Getting Into the Band Wagon,
Foreseeing the Inevitable.
If any proof were needed that Gov-
ernor Wilson's candidacy Is gaining
ground, it is seen in the increasing at-
tacks upon him.—New York Evening
More Like a Tidal Wave Xhan Boom.
The Woodrow Wilson boom is as-
suming the proportions of a tidal
wave.—Columbia (S. C.) State.
Governor Well Ahead in Race.
The governor of New Jersey cer
taiuly leads by a long interval in the
race for the Democratic nomination
—Binghamton (N. Y.) PresB.
Has Opposition of Interests.
Certain men and certain interests
throughout the country are doing
everything in their power to prevent
the nomination of Woodrow Wilson
In the Democratic national convention.
—Ottawa (Kans.) Republic.
Is a Man Hard to Discredit.
It seems that a strenuous effort is be-
ing made in both parties to discredit
Governor Wilson. However, his oppo-
nents are likely to find that they have
undertaken a rather formidable task.
—Winston-Salem (N. C.) Sentinel.
Already Has Strong Lead.
The announced activity at Wash-
ington against Woodrow Wilson may
be regarded as a certain indication of
alarm at the growth of Governor Wil-
son's strength. Polls taken by inter-
ested newspapers in various parts of
the country show that the popularity
of New Jersey's candidate is ever on
the increase, and that he already has
a strong ler.d over all his rivals.—
Asbeville (N. C.) Citizen.
Violates Republican Precedents.
No wonder that Republicans say
that Governor Wilson will not do. He
violates all their precedents. He does
not write at the bottom. "Burn this
letter." And when the letter Is pub-
lished, he does not say that the re-
cipient is an infamous liar, nor pro-
ceed to prove by other letters that the
friend to whom he wrote Is a horse-
thief.—New York Evening Post.
I HEAL rr^WJTB
' the^only genuine
* KEEPS FLESH in tone
, FROM skin to bone.
Heals Everything Healable. Burns,
Boils, Sores, Ulcers, Tiles, Eczema,
Cuts, Coras, Wounds and Bruises.
SATISFIES, OR MONEY 8 A O K .
! 26c at a ILL pruccists,
It is amusing and at the same
time disgusting to one who is
outside all political machines ant!
aspirations, to watch the hurry-
ing, crowding leaders of the dit
ferent factions, in their mad rush
to be first to canvass the territory
in the interests of their candid
ates and party, and their effort t<>
make a good impression anii
please all. Indeed, so anxious
are they to please ail. that the*
fail to please any sensible man
Candidates are rushed from town
to town, with more appointments
for speeches at each than could
possibly be filled in any dignified
way, even though all trains were
on time, and no accidents ever
occurred. But when trains are
late, and candidates prove to be
human and need food and rest,
people are disappointed usually
after waiting, sometimes two or
three hours for the speaker, be-
cause he must hurry on the next
appointment, leaving scarcely a
dozen words with the waiting
multitudes Such nonsense may
satisfy some people and win their
votes, but we would feel like
placing the destinies of the na-
tion in the hands of men less am-
bitious and more sensible, if such
can be found and elected. In
stead of rushing thru the streets
at a forty mile gait, endagerin^
lives and hindering traffic, why
not make less appointments and
meet them in a dignified, law-a
biding manner, winning the good
will of the populace, from whom
the votes must come, although,
perhaps, catering less to the van-
ity of a few leaders of the party,
who care more for being seen in
some important position tempor-
arily, than for the interests of
even the nation? Political cam
paigns should be the most im-
portant. dignified, honestly con-
ducted and interesting to educat-
ed, thinking men and women, of
of any public function. Hut as
now conducted, they are a time
of unrest, anxiety, dishonesty,
and annoyance to all business in-
terests and national well being.
Word and works
One Merchant said '"It is hard
for me to sell the common Pan-
I'lcake flour, since THE ALTON
GOODS Self - Rising Pancake
Flour came <>n the Market."
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1912, newspaper, October 3, 1912; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107726/m1/4/: accessed August 1, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.