Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1905 Page: 3 of 16
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The Pauls Valley Sentinel
Pauls Valley, Ind. Ter.
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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1905
Wynnewood was given the marble heart.
As a gullible crowd the boys from the forks
of the road take the cake.
The boys from the forks of the read (most-
ly peavine) were in the saddle.
"Equal privileges to none and special
privileges to Pauls Valley" was the spirit
The Murry, Blanton, Thompson, slate
(non) political with three republicans and
thirty four democrats went through with a
whoop and a howl.
They say it was the union that did it and
so we believe. A union of demagoguery,
unfairness and chicanery with a gullible
crowd for support will do almost anything. *
When Wyneewood was told plainly that
she was not entitled to representation in the
mass meeting the "Union men" whooped
and howeled again. Howling, whooping
and cussing is the Union's long suite.
Pauls Valley with seventeen delegates and
alternates and our sister town Wynnewood
with two was just and fair treatment as
seen through the eyes of those who voted to
adopt the report of the "Union" committee.
With the "Union" fellows consistency is
not in their dictionary. For instance, they
skinned the legal profession from first to last
in the committe of the whole house but
loaded corporation lawyers with as much
honor as they can tote in the star chamber.
The "Union" committee got their geogra-
phy a little mixed in finishing the slate by
putting a prominent lawyer and merchant
both of Pauls Valley on as alternates from
Walker and Antioch respectfully. Perhaps
they run out of "Union" material and had
to take something "just as good."
All honor to those who voted to reject the
prejudiced and unfair report of that wonder-
ful (?) committee of the "Union". They
are the men who really want statehood for
the blessings it will bring and from them,
and such as they are only, can the new state
expect a constitution embodying the prin-
ciples of Jefferson which the union fellows
wantonly slaughtered and with hidious
buffoonery gloated over their hellish work.
Uses of Bees, Etc.
Did you ever stop to think that the wind
and gravity fertilize our corn by dropping
pollen from the tassels on the silks, and air
and water currents carry fructification to
many plants? But the insects, especially
bees, are the favorite go between and we'd
have no fruit, not an apple, or peach, or
pear, or grape, or berry, or potato, if those
winged angels of the vicarious did not flit to
blossoming trees and shrubs, carrying the
snuff dust of pollen on their garments to
fertilize them. Nor would we have color
and cent in flowers if it were not necessary
to lure the bees and other insects. They
were not made primarily for our eyes and
nostrils but to catch the myriad eyes of the
bee. It sees the vivid colors and smells the
delicious odors and rushes thither—what for?
To gobble the nectar the flower secretes and
exudes, and it is a bribe all around on
nature's part. What a sample of uncons-
cious service? The bee says "Goodie" and
thinks the sweet is treasure trove and a
lucky find, but the game was all framed and
set up by a higher power. The bee does not
suspect a bribe or set-up job, but fancies it is
all mere luck and not a deep design from
start to finish—honey swapped for pollen.
It dives into the bell of a flower wallows its
stamens and litters its pistils with star-dust
little dreaming it pays in any way for its
theft, and the flower is equally as ignorant;
the upper powers arranged it all so cutely,
and what a beautiful equation it is!
I The selection of Elihu Root as secretary
of state to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of John Hay meets with universal ap-
' proval. Mr. Root was secretary of war for
five years during the administrations of Mc-
Kinley and Roosevelt. He resigned from the
cabinet in February 1904 and since that time
he has been at the head of the bar in New
York City. He is in sympathy with every
policy of the present administration. His
great ability is recognized by all and this,
with his experience as a cabinet member,
renders him worthy of the mantle of Hay.
As a war secretary he rivaled Stanton and
as successor to John Hay in the state port-
folio he has before him a precedent so high
that it will furnish all the inspiration neces-
sary to call forth the best that is in him. No
one doubts the man and no one doubts his
ability. He lays d jwn a practice that is
princely in income to serve his country and
this shows that his heart is in the right
For pecuniary reasons Mr. John F. Wal-
lace threw up his job as chief engineer on the
Panama Canal Commission. John was
lured away by the greed for gold so tempt-
ingly held up to him by Wall Street and he
could not resist the temptation. It meant
an increase of salary of $75,000 per annum.
John had set his price for his services with
the government and his terms had been ac-
cepted. He broke the contract and Secre-
tary Taft gave him a roast that it would be
strange indeed for an innocent man to take
without resentment. There is a wide differ-
ence between Wallace the mercenary and
Root the patriotic. Both live in the same
country and breathe the same air of freedom
and both partake of all the blessings of a
great and good government, but ah! what a
difference the effect on the two men. Wal-
lace the ungrateful and Root the self sacri-
ficing. The difference of honor in the two
positions spells nothing for the discrepancy
in the capacity of the two men is an equal
offset. Root voluntarily surrenders a lucra-
tive practice of $200,000 a year to accept an
office of $8,000 per annum and Wallace will-
fully breaks his contract with the govern-
ment where he was receiving $25,000 a year
to take "an offer of $100,000 per annum from
a railroad. Verily the love of money, etc.
By the new arrangment Judge Townsend
holds court at three points, Ardmore, Tisho-
mingo and Marietta, in the Chickasaw na-
tion, and Judge Dickerson holds at five
places, Pauls Valley, Ada Purcell, Chicka-
sha and Ryan. There is some inconvenience
from court often being in session at the same
time in two places in the district, but the
lawyers can usually accomodate each other
in this regard. Meanwhile it is giving the
judges a chances to catch up with the busi-
ness, which for years has been accumulating.
Pauls Valley recently had a long term de-
voted almost exclusivly to criminal mat-
ters, the docket w as greatly reduced. We
will not have a term of court again till Jan.
29, 1906. Court will in October open at Ada,
and it will be til January before Pauls Val-
ley can be reached again. By that time a
large docket will be on hand, and the people
may expect an interesting time.
The list of casualties, as a natural result
of the 4th of July celebrations, is proportion-
ately about the same as for last year. The
great wonder is that it is so infinitesimally
small. With a population of eighty million
and seventy-five per cent of them taking
their chances at shooting irons with every
thing that will explode from a fire cracker
to a cannon we think the percent of damage
done to life and limb is remarkably small
indeed. Then, too, if you take into con-
sideration the Happy Hooligan way, that so
many fall into before the day is hardly be-
gun, who would be surprised if the number
of killed and wounded all over the immense
battle field should rival in numbers Gettys-
burg or Mukden? The right to celebrate is
inalienable and the way to do so is inalien-
able also in most places and so long as the
4th of July is observed with percussion caps,
toy pistols, double barreled shot guns, re-
peating rifles, gatling guns and other fire
works we may expect premature graves
more or less to be dug every 5th and the
M. D.s to do a land office business.
Our central purpose in life should be to so
equip ourselves in all our undertakings that
we will be able to adopt ourselves to con-
ditions as they arise. While it is true that
concentration is most effective, it cannot be
denied that he is better prepared to meet
general conditions who has a general know-
ledge and understanding of them than is he
who is limited in one particular direction.
Each weapon has its use. Yet a good rifle-
man is a better soldier if he is also a good
swordsman. This idea should be applied in
the general affairs of life. We should be
able to both concentrate and adopt ourselves
to conditions as they, arise. Try it and see
if we are not correct.
Your attention is called to the ad of J. S.
Hill Jr. in this issue. We have known Mr.
Hill long and well and we know him to be
a gentleman in every respect. We know
furthur several patients whom he has suc-
cessfully treated in Texas and Indian Terri-
tory and they all testify, unhesitatingly to
the effciency of his cure for the evils he men-
tions in this ad. Such a remedy is worthy
of investigation and it costs you absolutely
nothing if he fails. That there are inebriates
and morphine fiends, more or less in every
community is a sad fact but that there is a
remedy for them is a blessing; and the pro-
motors of this good work are genuine bene-
factors to the human race.
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