Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 12, 1904 Page: 3 of 16
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Pauls Valley Sentinel
Pauls Valley, Ind. Ter.
H. M. CARR 0. S. WILSON
SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY
O. S. WILSON, Editor and Manager.
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THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1904
other places that may be left in her possess-
ion in Eastern Manchuria. They will be
some 5,000 miles frow their base of sup-
plies, with eight months of unrelenting win-
ter staring them in the face. Not so with
the Japanese, they are at home practically,
only a narrow sheet of water separates them
from their island Kingdom and with an un-
limited number of ships and transports she
can easily supply her armies with food and
ammunition and at the same time at a cost
which is but a fraction of what it will cost
Russia to supply the same to her troops.
Then again Japan with her 50,000,000 pop-
j ulation can easily place an army of half a
REAL PROGRESS WILL SOON BEGIN. million men in the field to oppose the same
The situation in the Indian Territory is | number of bett«
brighter than for years. The oft-repeated driUed a"d equally as we pro-
• .i. i .v u • • Jo oi I vided with arms and one and above all have
assertion that the beginning of the end is at | t , , ,
hand is now made with a degree of truth. | about *** that ,n™C,ble b" tpl te of be-
Ten years ago when the Dawes commiss- inB in the rl8ht- They are fi8htmg for Sel£
A Handsome Present
Beautiful Gold Watch
ion was sent to the Indian Territory to close
up the domain and allot the estate it was
said that but a few months remained and
then the land might be rightfully occupied
by energetic men for useful purpose. An
influx of population was noticed and the
wait began. Many grew tired of the wait-
ing and moved back to the states. A few
remained. Periodically ever since the first
invasion of the Indian Territory by agents
of the government for the purpose of closing
the common title and merging the tribes in-
to citizens the announcement has been made
that it is almost over now. And then came
more delays until the Indians and the white
men alike grew weary and discouraged.
But all things must have an end. The
work of the Dawes commission is happily
drawing to that felicitous and much desired
angel of the procedure.
With its work completed and the terri-
tory turned over to citizens and land owners,
the real progress of this magnificent domain
will begin. And the world will see the
building of a commonwealth that will have
The conditions that here await the man
with determination and brains and a chance
are unexcelled in the United States. They
need no advertising. They need no fea-
ture heads. They require only the chance
that has so long been denied them.
Instead of suppling the wants of farmers
alone, Pauls Valley should become a mill-
ing, manufacturing and distributing center
for the small towns which are building up
around us. We have a railroad line in each
of the four directions and this fact should
encourage wholesale and manufacturing
firms to locate here, and with proper induce-]
ments they can be secured. Why not ef-
fect a reorganization of the Commercial
Club, with committees to attend to these
matters and look out for stray capitalists
with money to invest. Industries of the
kind that build up towns are not always to
be had for the mere asking, but it is a rule
generally observed that they are not thrust
upon any town uninvited.
Russia proposes to place 500,000 troops
in the field before she takes the offensive.
These troops must come via the trans-Si-
berian railway, which from St. Petersburg
to Port Arthur is a distance of about 6,000
miles. To begin with this is a gigantic un-
dertaking of itself, and will require a con-
stant stream of men pouring in all the while
for many months before they can be trans-
ported; then too, the European-Russian will
find himself as much a stranger in Manchu-
ria as a native of Arkansas would find him-
self in Alaska; while the emblem of the
Czar floats from the Ural mountains to the
sea of Kamscatka. The distance between
these places is almost a fourth of that around
the globe and for all practicable purposes it
will be like invading a foreign country.
Suppose Russia does not whip Japan during
the brief summer that lasts from May to
September, what will then be the result?
Her troops, those of the 500,000 who are
left alive from disease and death on the
field of battle, will be huddled together at
Mukden, Harbin, Vladivostock and what
preservation, for their firesides and their
homes, against which there is no combina-
tion of wealth or power that can success-
Several weeks ago the Parker fever in
democratic ranks seemed about to sweep
the country according to the Purcell Reg-
ister and other papers. The list of unin-
structed delegates grow on apace at this
writing and who knows but that the St.
Louis convention will not be stampeded for
Hearst or some other dark horse. Bryan's
nomination in 1906 shows how this can be
THE MOST POPULAR YOUNG
LADY GETS IT!
The Sentinel will present the MOST POP-
ULAR YOUNG LADY IN PAULS VAL-
LEY with a beautiful gold watch, Keystone
case, Elgin works,
The editor of the Purcell Tribue in his
last issue, tries to throw the search-light on
the political policy of this paper. We are
from Missouri, and want to know, since
when he became interested in the political
affairs of anybody or any party. You can't
find out by reading the editorial (?) columns
of his paper.
Pauls Valley is sure to be one of the best
towns in the Indian Territory. It is sur-
rounded by some of the best farming lands
in the United States, three railroads, lots
of brick and stone buildings, electric light
plant, waterworks, prospects of a cotton
seed oil mill, compress and other industries.
The announcement by a Texas paper that
the girls of that state are wading alfalfa up
their garters has inspired an agristologist
to institute researches as to whether the
girls of that state wear fhe latter above or
below. He wants to know how high the
grass really is.
The new town council should require the
scavenger to remove and burn or otherwise
dispose of all trash and litter of whatever
kind in the alleys and back of the business
houses. It would add greatly to the town
as well as the general health.
When you go away from Pauls Valley do
not forget to say a good word for the town
to your friends in other places. Towns, as
well as some people, do better if they have
plenty of encouragement.
When you want to confer a favor on your
friend outside of the Territory, buy him a
year's subscription to the Sentinel and let
him learn about Pauls Valley.
Political pies should be baked at home,
no matter what party is in power.
July 1st 1904
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Wilson, O. S. Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 12, 1904, newspaper, May 12, 1904; Pauls Valley, Indian Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110142/m1/3/: accessed May 24, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.