The Stroud Democrat (Stroud, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1916 Page: 4 of 8
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THE STROUD DEMOCRAT
G. C. Burton - _ Contributing Editor
J. H. Ragland, Managing-Editor
Pi ""'shed every Friday in the interest of Stroud and Lincoln county
OF PRESIDENT WILSON
Oi< * far
$1.00 Six Months
A) advertising will I run until ordered 'lis :ontinU'- I.
Ei red as second class matter October 3, 1910,
•i' Her the Act of March 3, 18!)7.
WOO IJ ROW WILSON
THOMAS R. MARSHALL
For Congress, Fourth District:
TOM. I). McKEOWN
For Corporation Commi sioner
For Corporation Commissioner
W. I). HUMPHREY
For Judge Criminal Court of Ap-
peals, Northern District:
THOMAS II. DOYLE
For Justice Suj reme Court:
For County Judge:
S. A. CORDELL
For County Attorney:
For County Sheriff
W. (J. HALL
For Court Clerk:
M. H. TAULBEE
For County Clerk:
For County Treasurer:
J. C. COMER
For County Superintendant
For County Assessor:
For County Weigher:
W. G. MORRIS
For County Commissioner First
For County Commissioner, Second
WILLIAM R. BURFORD
For County Commissioner, Third
W. S. MARTIN
For State Representative, First
R. A. MORROW
For State Representative, Second
THOMAS S. HARRIS
I Monday, Sept. 4'h, is Labor
Day which is principally obsarved
in the cities, where the LaLor
unions are strong, and who always
celebrate on this day, in observ-
in; as a holiday.
Labor day, will be took sight of
by everyone this year particu'arly
because railroad trainmen have
set this day to call out 400,000
men on a strike.
President Wilson has asked
Congress to pass legislation to
stop the strike. Congress will hav<
to act quickly, if they prevent it.
The government may take over
the railroads and operate until the
the diTereno can be satisfactor-
ily ail lusted between the rail
^qads and their employes, any-
how everybody is looking for-
i>ard to what Monday morning
.('ill bring forth.
Our fellow townsman, J. C.
'Chick" Comer has been drafted
by the Democrats to make the
race for County Treasurer of Lin-
; coin County.
Mr. Comer is well known by
the people of this locality. Hav-
ing been connected with the Car
penter & Foushee Bros. Hardware
Store for the past nine years in
Stroud. He has lived in Oklaho-
ma for fifteen years. He is well
qualified for the office of County
Treasurer, and asks tor your sup-
port at the coming November
pacity her peop e
produc k skii . . k o-\
for hers. ; Ths"1 i
things .h sedayso sirug t
interrupted irade have t .
She has no-hing h t
to take a wa fiom
tions of ih woi 1 an ■■ >
ter pi i p i <-d th n he e . r
i before o at e rich < . r u
to the d v lopmcnto o' t
i The i partiality -; h
sherel. re ior whicl,
: wait d. Hi i princii les :.re s i
ed to ti e freedom of iiuni
.'.nd the peac oi the vv rl
car. no * xemp'if., t s rin
pies in ction with a ne i atu
ship, a tie opport n y
iiprn a gre;' s ale,
i ft'ord an • npie
- • n jus ice as w I in
• - n f ir and h .rh rable
; loi. in thoi gh ful adap-
icitr her r.'iounts to ihe
eed o h< w .rld, which may
h - ii u ru ate a j e«,\ era in
t n ,, rc airs'1 and frie diy in-
m i>t* denc-vfti.e pcopes of
ti if wori' i
'lb ie will rise to 'l'. great
•:'P rc ty n< man who ki ows
lercan ioot.i. rt should be the
pri a thoughtful purpo e of
very A riC;<ti -o to equip him-
lt vvi :i knowledge and so to
urge is own n ait that he may
, aj .i iiitaui 'part in this i oirth
u. mil ric.ii.is.n
IT CAN'T „ £ DONE!
There is no cause for D
peace and opponents of the hor
limn the greatest confidence in ti
rats and Progressives—lovers of
- and crimes of war—to feel other
-election of President Wilson.
' >nent have been making vocifer-
rs of the country with a fictional
1 lie Lincoln County Annual
Sunday School Convention, will
beheld at Chandler,[Sept. 7th 8th
at the Presbyterian Church, in
i that city. A nice program has
| been arranged and a large attend-
ance is looked for.
A gentle rain is falling' just as
we go io press, but we are mak-
ing n«. prophesy, weather it will
rain one hour or twenty-four.
America's Opportunity By Prr«rM wisor
; tJSoe-| AM ro
tto*an one 3 aws u*
—From Denver P«rt
Furniture and Undertaking
J. A. Garnett
Licensed Embalmer. We have
the only hearse in town. Phone
night or day No. 187.
No one can doubt that the im-
mediate future of the world will
be crowded with quick changes.
Every true lover of America must
wish the United States to play a
part in those changes which will
he worthy of her ideals and her
character. Almost alone among
the great nations of the world she
will be unhampered in meeting a
In the first nlace, her resources
are unimpaired. Not only has
the war and all its attendant cir-
cumstances made no hurtful drain
upon her men or her materials; it
has even enhanced her skill and
added to her resources, because
of the very circumstances of her
situation, cut off from her usual
trade with many parts of the
world and called upon to supply
what she never supplied before,
to the nations engaged in the
great struggle not only, but also
to her own people. She (.as de-
\ eloped industries that she had
be. re neglected, has found new
uses for her material and new
material to use. She has thus
been enabled to realize what she
can do more fully than ever be-
fore, and to do it better than J>e
ever did before. No other nation
will stand quite so ready as she
to serve the world in every work
of peace and development.
In the second place, she will
probably of necessity be the chief
reliance of the rest of the world
in the field of finance. Probably
the chief part in supplying the
' means necessary for the great re-
construct ion which will have to
1 follow the war will fall to her.
| When the war began America
was, striking the large balances,
a debtor nation. When the war
I closes, she will be a creditor of
all the world. Hor financiers will
have it within their choice to play
a part they have never played
before iti the economic develop
ment of other nations and of dis-
tant regions of the earth. It is
to be hoped that they will have
the vision to accept the oppor-
tunity with farsighted courage
and a quick adaptation to the
In the third place, I think it is
(evident that the United States
Willi understand herself better
| than she ever did before. Th*
war and all its atten lant circum-
stances have cried her wide
awak" to both the d-m-ers of
her life and its enor mous possi-
bilities and advantages. There
have been many, things to dis
turb us during these two years of
,'ong drawn out tragedy We
had not realized before that there
were certain elements in our
| citizenship which had not in their
heart of hearts d voted them-
I selves in full loyalty and alleg-
iance to the country of their
| adoption. A new problem of
J disunion, more subtle, more diff-
icult to meet with direct check!
ma e and correction than the o . i'
problem which culminated in the!
Civ il War, has engage d and dis- j
turb. d our thought, and we haw 1
realized th t we must devote a j
new energy and ardor ro binding'
I together the forces which will I
I produce a new union, a union of I
spirits triumphant over every
|alien force and sympathy But)
I this very discovery, this very!
anxiety, has quickened the pulse
of every loyal and devotod
< American throughout the length
; and breadth of the land, whether
his birthplace was on this side of
I the water or on the other. A
new and wholesome force has
arisen amongst us of thoughtful,
watchful, energetic patriotism,
j and I venture to think that the
j nation is better prepared on that
account to face the problems of a
, n«w day in which it will marshal
I all its energies and assemble all
I its resources to enable the coun-
| try we love to play the part it
j should seek to play in the coun-
sels and actions of the great
Fortunately, America can i ley
her part in the days to come un-
selfishly and impartially, be-
cause she covets nothing that
other nations have unless it be
their ski'l and knowledge in some
of the undertakings of science
and industry and these things
she can obtain, not by conquest
of force, but by the mere care-
ful use of the extraordinary ca-
Friends of his Republican
ous endeavor to impress the v.
strength for Mr. Hughes' candid;; . .
I resident \\ ilson has the locrats of the country enthus'.i3-
tically behind liini.
lie has the friends of prepare hiess and pnace.
fie has c\ery I rogressive v ,o really holds policies above preju-
dice and deeds above vague promises.
lie has the women voters of the states where suffrage is an ac-
complished fact, who hold their country first in their esteem and who
are able to see more in the support President Wilson has alreadv
given suffrage, than in the opportunist espousal of their cause by a
candidate who before never has shown by his acts even the most con-
There are but a meagre few states where Jfr. Hughes' cham-
pions can give him more than a doubtful chance of securing electoral
Xo issue has been joined by the speeches of the Republican can-
didate which is of sufficient worth to merit serious consideration.
Behind Mr. Wilson there is a long record of deeds done and
legislation enacted which- puts him far up abreast of the times and
For President "Wilson to be defeated there must develop such a
reaction from present sentiment as would be startling indeed.
TTe has the record of achievement.
TTe has the shibboleth of peace.
TTe has the accomplishment of preparedness.
He has a Congress which has stood nobly behind his policies and
niis written laws that the great masses of voters will surely indorser
fie has been direct, diligent, assertive and dominant.
No public man ever cherished loftier ideals or did more to win
io tnem the public approval.
IT CAN'T BE DONE!
Beat him, and restore to power in the Government the old order
m'd ' "" """"""" *°d 'e'"" ''Hvile«
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Beat him, with the Government's credit the talk of the world?
Beat him, with labor employed, wages good and happiness the
outward semblance of nation-wide contentment?
Beat him, with the vaults of the banks of the country bul^inc
lerttrS? " 7 Which is the guarantee of low "in!
Beat him, wiih his neutrality achievements, which have made us
effusion of the red b,ood
I p.iredness and peace, and our people home-lovine God-fear'rur
dlniSin"hi peasht'?Sher ' f^ure than
IT CAN'T BE DONE!
| KNOW THY COUNTRY
In discussing the commercial :
lohipvements of this great age, we
ihall approach the subject as the
historian chronicling events. This se-
"ies will endeavor to record in writ-
ng the supremacy of American me®
iiid industries in the world s affairs
md perptuate an appreciation of our
narieious industrial achievements by
presenting simple facts, figures and
comparisons that are overpowering in
America holds her proud place
\mong the nations of the earth today
,n account of her supremacy in trans-
oortatiou facilities. The mighty minds
•>f the ago are engaged in the prob-
.emF of transportation, and the great-
est men in the history of the world's
-onimerce are at the head of the
the accepted distance from the earth
o the moon. We had in 1911. the
,y,ear in which flgures for all
countries are available, on th
earth s surface, 039,081 miles of rail-
33 follows: Ul"ted States
-41,19.1, Europe 207,132 and other
countries 191,350. The United States
has 38 per cent of the world's mileage
ulat? PPr °ent °f ,Ke estimated pop.'
area The t a.b?u' five P" cent of the
a. ihe total canital invested in the
00 ;,y„n° the wor,d ls XO.oZZ
lfl, iluided as follows: lTnite<i s„i«.
and^mher000 EUr°P° $25'«5<>.000,000
Reduced to °UnnrieS ?11 ^ .^0,000,
neauced to a mileage basis the cap-
m ooo nn!,8 f°Il0WS: The world
$ 1 M .mo l,ed States $34,000, Europe
- • ■ and other countries $59,000.
in,!"??!"8"1 of rates is equally as
transportation systems of the United 1 inter^°(?ParlS°n of rates
Stftes; united nteresting ;ln(i ,h(l United g(ateg
I *, .e at^ 'n economy and serv-
i.„ i , aver*ge rate per ton per
T'nlt rf^. m"e 'lau' '8 33 follows:
,, 1 ' States 7Gc, Great Dritain $2.53
In th.. discussion of transportation
„ '.0 „,C"DS'der separately our Kail
■ . 1 elegrapb and Telephones, Ei-
^treef n?'0 iligllwa>s. ? eamRhlp..
street Railways, Interurlau and other
t°c™ will rt-arB:-1 ;,at!on this ar-
J? ,! |-al V|th railways.
Tno Unifed States has the largest
-st rale, b6St SerVlce' "10 clleaP-
ates, pays labor the highest
r, ° , ureal itriiain j-.od,
a°ce $1.44, Germany $1.44, Russia
n ' Hungary $1.30, Italy $2.30
and Switzerland $2.82.
The average yearly pay of all rail,
road employes In the principal coun-
i«uor tne lilehest S7^7 r &S '°^0W8: United States
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Ragland, J. H. The Stroud Democrat (Stroud, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1916, newspaper, September 1, 1916; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc121230/m1/4/: accessed February 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.