Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1904 Page: 3 of 16
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Pauls Valley Sentinel
Pauls Valley, Ind. Ter
H. M. CARR O. S. WILSON
SENTINEL PRINTING COMPANY
O. S. WILSON, Editor and Manager.
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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1904
The democratic convention held here Mon-
day was apparently composed of representa-
tive men of the party, they were as well-
dressed, prosperous appearing and as con-
tented set of men as you commonly see as-
sembled together. The casual observer
would take them, generally speaking, to be
men out of debt and with something to the
good. Still with all this there was a rest-
less feeling of discontent underlying every-
thing they said and did, showing plainly
that they are on the eve of a great National
campaign without an issue, and that for the
sake of again obtaining place and power
they would at the expense of facts make the
people believe that our liberties are about
all gone and the government fast going to
Groping blindly for an issue and seeking
to array the great laboring masses of our
country against wealth, they adopted and
placed in flaring letters the following senti-
ment upon the convention walls:
"111 fares the land
To hast'ning ills a pray,
Where wealth accumulates
And men decay."
The democratic party is great on senti-
ment, great on high-sounding, meaningless
phrases; they prate much on their love of
freedom and liberty, on "equal rights to all
and exclusive privileges to none," but when
it comes to action and accomplishing re-
sults they are sadly lacking. They shake
their heads with a profound wisdom and
say the country is ruined, the rich are
growing richer and the poor poorer, the
Republican party made the tariff, the tariff
made the trusts and the trusts have gobbled
And all this in the face of the most pros-
perous times our country ever knew, when
we have more money per capita in circula-
tion than we ever have had; when the bal-
ance of trade is largely in our favor; when
our treasury is full to overflowing; when
capital is seeking investment in every nook
and corner of our great republic as well as
abroad; when we are building a canal at a
price that makes all other public enterprises,
ancient and modern, pale into commonplace
transactions beside it; when every furnace
is alive and every spindle revolving; when
the cheery voices of fifteen million school
children respond to the bell-call every morn-
ing; when cotton, wheat, and every commo-
dity the farmer has to offer for sale are
commanding top prices; when our National
congress at a single session appropriates
more than three-quarters of a billion dollars
in money to run the government and does
not cause a ripple of excitement, save in the
democratic party where they are wondering
where we get so much money; yet, not-
withstanding this unheard of era of pros-
perity, our friends, the enemy, are libeling
their own great country by charges that its
honor has been bartered for money and its
manhood gone to decay.
Notwithstanding the charges that the
Hon. Moman Pruiett had deserted the dem-
ocratic party, by his support in the late city
campaign of an independent ticket, headed
by S. J. Garvin, run in the interest of mu-
nicipal reform, he was easily one of the
leading spirits of the democratic convention
held here Monday. Pruiett is a whole-
souled, impulsive man, having on all occa-
sions the courage of his convictions. We
predict for him a bright political future.
Some men make too many political fights.
Statements and counter-statements are be-
ing made by democratic politicians and
office hunters that the Republicans of the
Indian Territory and the "abolition element
of congress" are trying to lay on the people
of the Indian Territory restrictions of suf-
frage that they have never laid on any
other state, and are doing it in the interest
of that ward of the republican party,-
Democratic clubs and conventions are re-
soluting against the Hamilton statehood bill
for no other reason, so far as we can see,
than that it is a republican measure. These
former rabid single staters are constant to
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one thing—never. They cry single state-
hood in one breath and decry it in the next.
The republicans of the Indian Territory are
no more in favor of mixed schools than the
democrats. And from the present school
system of Oklahoma we can say as much for
the republicans of that territory. The so-
called objectionable paragraph of this bill is
"Sec. 3—Art. 4. That provisions shall
be made for the establishment and main- j
tenance of a system of public schools, which !
shall be open to all children of said state and j
free from sectarian control; and said schools
shall always be conducted in English, etc." j
Dennis Flynn ex-delegate to congress i
from Oklahoma, when asked what construc- |
tion he placed upon the fourth division of
article three of Hamilton bill, said,
"that identical ciause was in every bill I
introduced, it is in every enabling act that
ever passed congress, it does not provide
for negroes and whites to attend the same
school and the man who makes such an ar-
gument is no more nor less than a dema-
gogue. Congress does not pay your school
taxes and cannot regulate your schools.
Oklahoma has a republican legislature, but
there is today not a mixed school in Okla-
homa. The republicans of Oklahoma do
not want mixed schools, neither will they
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ULAR YOUNG LADY IN PAULS VAL-
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July 1st 1904
At the democratic convention it was said,
"we want to write the constitution of the
new state, and write it for the white
man's rule." This sentiment was cheered
vociferously. What does it mean? It
means unmistakably that this party which j
says it stands for equal rights to all, wants !
the future great state of Oklahoma to be
controlled by white democrats; it means
that they want representation in congress
according to population of the new state, in-
cluding whites, Indians, negroes aud Mon-
golians, but that the voting shall be done
only by the white citizens. It means a to-
tal disregard for that part of our constitu-
tion which means to give the right of suf-
frage to all men regardless of race, color or
previous condition of servitude. It means
that the Indian population of this territory
shall in the new state be disfranchised;
that they are incapable of self government
and unfitted for the duties of higher citizen-
"What is sane Democracy?" asks an ex- !
change. The kind that will get together j
and bury Roosevelt and Rooseveltism in
That's it.—Denison Herald.
Yes, that's it. You mean that's about j
the only platform you now have to run on— I
bury Roosevelt. Of course, after the nat-
ional democratic convention you can then
tell your readers that sane democracy means |
free silver, gold standard, low tariff, anti- J
expansion, or in fact whatever the platform |
calls for. It will be another new one, of
course, and from the present it looks like
it might be just—bury Roosevelt.
When business is prosperous every nan
who is employed gets good wages. When
business is at its lowest ebb, nobody gets
good wages. The laboring man is as much
interested in assisting to make good business ,
as anybody, if no other reason would prompt ■
it selfishness alone would make all of us
fall in line for improving business condi-
tions in Pauls Valley.
It's offices we want, hurry up statehood.
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