Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 18, 1905 Page: 3 of 17

The Pauls Valley Sentinel
Pauls Valley, Ind. Tcr.
H. M. CAFi H,...
..Business Manager
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Entered at the Pest Office at Pauls Valley, Inui&n Territory as
Pecond-c'ass mail matter,
Farr.p!e Copies and Advertising rates free on application. 'Phone 105
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1905
The proprietor of the Sentinel has not de-
ceived the people < f Pauls Valley in regard
to his politics, they all know that he belongs
to the big minority, they furthur know that
he is not an office holder ov seeker, he simply
is a republican in the ranks believing that
party to be more nearly right than any other.
Born in the south, reared where the opposi-
tion was always in the majority, he has and
now follows the even tenor of his way, will-
ing to loose, willing to fight, willing to stand
and bear anything that may come of belong-
ing to the minority ratli n- than sai t fy one
? ingle principle he believes to he right. Yet
he did not think this would have anything
to do with the cold blooded business proposi-
tion contained in his request to the city coun-
cil asking that the city printing be given out
to the lowest bidder, there being two news-
paper plants in Pauls Valley. But it does.
The Enterprise has a long article in regard to
it, Mr. Erwin winds up by saying that he
favors the plan, if the council wishes to do so,
but makes a long argument by innuendo
against such being done. And all the argu-
ment has to rest upon is that Carr, of thai
Sentinel, is a republican. Now this may be |
alright, and it may be sufficient reasons to j
debar him from doing any printing for the1
city, even should he offer to do it cheaper,
but fair minded citizens regardless of party
will not agree that such a policy is the right
one. The Enterprise makes the case very I
plain, that only a democratic journal should
do the work for the city, because Judge Town-
send designated the Sentinel a republican
paper, as the official organ of this and the !
Tishomingo recording district. Now had
Mr. Erwin closely looked into the matter he
would have found out that the only business
that Judge Townsend can control in this way,
is the printing of notices in Bankruptcy pro-
ceedings, and that the compensation is al-
ways fixed by law. That when the notice is
handed the printer a cceck accompanies the
sime, which is suposed to be put up by the1
bankrupt in advance, it can be made no
more, nor no less than the fixed price by!
law. This being true why should not a re-
publican Judge give the same to some repub-
lican paper? But there is no law to regulate
the prices of city printing and the interests
of the people demand that there should be
competitive bids, and that the lowest man
should have the work. Prices and finished
product being equal the Enterprise should
have the city job. But it should be first deter-
mined that this paper has those cunning
arguments on its side before turning down
all opposition. We are here to help build
this town, we know no politics in business
no religion, no anything but to forge and
push Pauls Valley to the front,and we call on
the council to doits plain duty in this matter.
As To Daring To Do.
If any furthur vindication was needed of
the wisdom shown by our people in putting
in a water works system, it came a few days
since when the re-rating by the fire insurance
companies of Pauls Valley's property was
made public. It puts a quietus forever on
any argument that the investment is not a
paying one; not to speak of the added virture
the enterprise has of being a great protection
to life and property. It shows that anything
worth having comes only through great ex-
ertion. It will stimulate our people to great-
er action and result in the exploiting of other
enterprises of great pith and moment to
Pauls Valley. The hare rate heretofore on
resident property was *1.35 on the hundred
dollars, it is now 80cts on the hundred. The
reduction on business houses is a fraction
over 25 per cent of what it formally was, and
on the stocks the reduction is something over
•28 per cent, The cut taken on everything
will be something like 30 percent. Hereto-
fore Pauls Valley has sent out something
like twenty thousand dollars per year
to pay for her tire protection, n >w cat that
down (as this re-racing does) say only 25 per
cent and it is a saving to the people of $5,00u
per year, or the interest on $50,0JO a year at
ten per cent. Our water works bonds are
only about #-13,000, we can therefore save
enough by this reduction, by the time the
bonds have matured to pay them in full, and
have our water system left as a clear gain.
Now what have you to say to this as an ob-
ject lesson, you people who have been crying
economy, hold on, stop, dont go too fast! All
this, not to speak of the inestimable luxury
of having flowing water in all parts of your
city at all times. Let us have i- ewers, and
cover our two principal streets with asphalt,
let us build our so much needed school
houses and sh nv the world that we are here
for business.
100% than his lectures on such an absurd
theme as the one he has chosen. Shakes-
peare's name and fame are fully established
and the structure is so strong 'and enduring
that it will take a man with all the attribute-
of man coupled with supernatural power from
on high to jostle or mar that structure much
less annihilate as Mr. Shaw is undertaking to
do. Too many people will be by this lecture
: as Josh Billings was by Col. Ingersoll1 s lec-
ture on "Mistakes of Moses." Josh said he
; wouldn't give a dollar to hear Ingersoll le •
| ture on the mistakes of Moses but that he'd
give a thousand dollars to hear Moses on the
| mistakes of Ingersoll. This an an age of
fakes and fakers and in this line we had
! thought that human impudence had reached
it's height some time ago, but if it can go
beyond this we can truthfully assert it never
Time is a hard word to define. Ordinarly
we look upon it as a portion of eternity. It is
also regarded as something that cannot be
valued at all and if lost, can never be found.
In other words time is money and manv there
be, no doubt, who have some years to do that
would be glad to sell their time and the price
named, we imagine, would be trival indeed.
If you want a secret kept dont trust in time
for "time will tell,"' we are told.
Time waits for no man but considers his
wants and aspirations in the eternal now.
The bard of Avon recognized this fact when
he wrote these words: "There's a time in
every man's life which taken at the tide leads
on to fortune." Time is the property of all
alike and it is remorseless. Among the dif-
ferent kinds of time we might mention a few,
such as: good, bad, high, tine, rough, hot,
Christmas, spring, summer (good old) waltz
common and lovely. Among good times
may lie mentioned, meal time, bed time and
rag time.
Mr. George Barnard Shaw recently lectured
in London on the "Faults of Shakespeare."
During the lecture he compared himself to
the immortal bard several times much to the
latter's disadvantage and to his self conceit-
ed glory. He openly asserted that he could
write a better play than "As you like it."
If this he true Mr. Shaw is not a good busi-
ness man if he dont proceed at once and do
so, for it would bring him more money by
The republic of Mexico has adopted the
gold standard at last after groping in the
dark for years and years. 'Tis said that
"every cloud has a silver lining,, but, to the
people of Mexico, her silver cloud had a gold
lining and the sun of intelligence and enlight-
ened statesmanship has burst through the
old cloud at last and giyeu them what they
have needed for so long. The result is thai
the Treasury Department over there has ap-
proved of an increase of the capital of every
national bank that has asked for it, and the
country is flooded with men of money seek-
ing to make investments. Among this num-
ber are a great many Americans. Rich in
her forests and minerals—which are practi-
cally undeveloped—this country will be a
bananza for the shrewd Yankee now that
her financial system is on a firm basis and
the capitalist can safely place his money
and know what he is doing. It is never
too late to do good and it is never to late for
a c >untry to enact wise laws. All that Mexi-
co lacked was education along that line and
now she has graduated, received her diploma,
and is ready to do a land office business
thanks to Uncle Sam who has the money
question down pat.
Surely Texas can not complain of water
for irrigation purposes this year unless what
has fallen there in the past ten days has been
all wasted. With overflows in the Brazos
and Bosque rivers and all over North Texas
and the army bug in the wheat in Collin
County and cyclones and .tornadoes here and
there the big state is being chastised consider-
ably this spring; but thanks to her size, she
will weather the storm no doubt and come to
the front next fall again with the biggest
cotton crop of any other state.
The statehood meeting to be held at Okla-
homa City July 12 promises to be a large
gathering of representative men of the twin
territories. Sen tor Bailey, of Texas, has an-
nounced his intention of attending and state-
hood has no sturdier Champion in its ranks
than he and none who is more familiar with
the question in all its phases. Such meet-
ings are the tidings of the times, the hand-
writing on the wall and omens of victory
that will come when Congress meets again.

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