The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1906 Page: 3 of 8

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Oklahoma Republican State
Press Bureau
What the Republicans. Have Done and of the mere obstructionist; to de-
Are Doing.
President Roosevelt, in a letter writ-
ten to Congressman Watson, of 'Indi-
ana, under date of August 18th, 1906,
reviews at some length the work re-
cently accomplished by the republi-
can party and which it has under con-
sideration and hopes to accomplish in
the immediate future. The present
conditions in Oklahoma make the ear-
nest consideration ot the matters re-
cline to recognize the great evils of
the present system, and to oppose any
effort to deal with them in rational
fashion—thereby strengthening im-
mensely the hands of those who ad-
vocate extreme and foolish measures.
But it is not easy to do as the pres-
ent congress and its immediate pre-
decessors have done; that is, sternly
to disregard alike the self-interest of
those who have profited by the pres-
ferred to by the president essential (ent evils, and the wild clamor of those
and timely. The direct application | who care less to do away with them
of republican accomplishment and j than to make a reputation with the
what the party stands for is import- unthinking of standing in extreme op-
ant to the people of Oklahoma at this position to them. But this is precise-
;time and should be thoughtfully con- lv what the present congress has done,
siflered. President Roosevelt, it must Instead of enacting anti-trust laws
be admitted, is our highest and best which were either so vague or so
authority upon the subject of republi- sweeping as completely to defeat their
can aims and ambitions. Among oth- own objects, it has given us an in-
er things the president says: terstate commerce law which will en-
The interests of this nation are as;able us to exercise in thorough fash-
varied as they are vast. Congress!ion a supervision over the common
must take account, not of one national
need, but of many and widely differ-
ent national needs, and I speak with
historic accuracy when 1 say that not
in our time has any other congress
done so well in so many different
carriers of this country, so as, while
scrupulously safeguarding their prop-
er interests, to prevent them from
charging excessive rate; to prevent
their favoring one man at the expense
of another, and especially a strong j hor an(i organized capital alike act
in a spirit of justice and fair deal-
already on the statute books; but, as
is almost inevitable with such laws,
there was at first great confusion to
enforce it. This confusion has now
been remedied and the law is in pro-
cess of thorough enforcement. If this
enforcement demonstrates the need of
additional legislation to make this
eight-hour law effective, I shall ask
for such legislation. I may add that
next year I shall ask congress to put
in the permanent form of law the pro-
vision I have made by executive or-
der for securing to the wage workers
under the government half-holidays
during the summer months, just, as
regular holidays are now secured by
law for the salaried clerical workers
in the classified service. No congress
has ever more clearly shown its prac-
tical appreciation of the fact that the
welfare of the wage workers and the
welfare of the tillers of the soil, make
the real basis of the welfare of the
nation as a whole. We will do every-
thing that can be done to further the
interests of the farmers and the wage
worker; and this declaration is sub-
ject only to one reservation—which
is, that for no man, and no body of
men, will we do anything that is
wrong. Our constant aim is to do
justive to every man, and to treat
each man as by his own actions he
shows that he deserves to be treated.
We.- favor the organization of labor,
as we favor the organization of capi-
al; but no condition that organized la-
fields of endeavor as the present con- man at the expense of a weak man;
gress has done. No congress can do and require them to be fully account-
everything. Still less can it. in one; able to the public for the service
session, meet every need. At its first which, to their own profit, they ren-
session the present congress, in ad-jder the public. The previous con-
dition to the many tasks it actually j gress, by the enactment of the Elkins
completed, undertook several tasks]law and by the creation of the depart-
which I firmly believe it will bring ment of commerce and labor, includ-
to completion in its second session ing the bureau of corporations, had
next winter. Among these I hope enabled us to make great strides in
and believe that the bills to prohibit advance along the path of thus bring-
political contributions by corporations, j jug the use of wealth in business un-
and to lower the duties on imports der the supervision and regulation of are anxious to help, alike by law and
from the Philippine Islands each or the national government—for, in act- by executive action, so far as in our
which has been passed by one house, ;ual practice, it lias proved a sham | power lies, every honest man, every
ill be enacted into law. I hope, and; and pretense to say that the several j right-dealing labor union, and, for the
ing, and with due regard to both the
letter and the spirit of the law. We
heartily favor trades unions, and we
recognize in them, as in corporations,
when properly conducted, indispensa-
ble instruments in the economic life
of the present day; but where either
type of organization is guilty of
abuse we do not propose to weaken
the remedial powers of the govern-
ment to deal with' such abuse. We
i have reason to believe that favora- states can thus supervise and reg-
bh> action will be taken on the bill ulate it. The strides taken by the
limiting the number of hours of em- present congress have been even long-
ployment of railway employes. These er in the right direction. The enact-
and one or two other measures, the ment of the pure food bill and the
matter of that, every right-dealing cor.
poration. But, as a corollary to this,
we intend fearlessly and resolutely to
uphold the law, and to strengthen it,
that we can put down wrong,
enactment of which I have reason to passage of the bill which rendered ef- whether done by rich or poor; if done
hope for, are important. But far fective the control of the government hy the most powerful corporation or
more important are the measures over the meat-packing industries are the most influential labor union, just
which have actually been passed, and really along the same genral line as!as much as if done by the humblest
as to these measures I wish to reit- the passage of the interstate com-'and least influential individual in the
erate that they are not important in nierce law, and are second only to it land. The fact that we heartily rec-
a merely partisan sense, but are im- in importance. ognize an organization or a kind of
portant because they subserve the perhaps the peculiar merit of these' organization as useful will not pre-
w el fa re of our people as a whole, of laws is best shown by the fact that j vent our taking action to control it
our nation as an entirety. They are while they have aroused the deepest or to prevent its committing abuses
important because those who enacted j anger of the reactionaries, of the men [when it uses in wrong fashion the
them into law thereby showed them- who make a fetish of wealth, they i power which organization confers,
selves to be fit representatives of all [have not satisfied the unwise extreni- j The enactment Into law of the bill
good Americans. ists; and the present congress, in removing the tax on alcohol used in
external affairs are important,, achieving this merit, has acted in the the arts will ultimately be of marked
but our Internal affairs are even more (exact spirit of Abraham Lincoln, who ! benefit to us in more ways than one.
important: and no other congress fur was never to be frightened out of go-[It shows likewise the entire will-
many a long year has, as regards thejng forward by the cries of those who | ingness of those responsible for the
betterment of our internal affairs, so feared progress, nor yet to be hurried j handling of the present congress to
much aim such excellent work to its j jnto a precipitate advance by the de-; alter our revenue system, whether
rredit. The tremendous social and in- niands of the crude-thinking, though derived by taxation on imports or in-
dustrial changes in our nation have!often well-meaning, men who are notjternal taxation, whenever it is neces-
renaered evident the need of a larg accustomed soberly to distinguish be- sary so to do.
ei exercise by the national govern tween phrase-making and action. To; We stand unequivocally for a pro-
ts P°wer deal with the the men who come in the latter cate-j tective tariff, and we feel that the
industrial prosperity
. peace. They j which we are now enjoying is not
tusiness. It is not too much to say have advocated action; but we have lightly to be jeopardized; for it would
that the course of congress within taken action: and the fact that this I be to the last degree foolish to secure
business use of wealth, and especial-.gory all we need to say is to bid them j phenomenal
> of corporate wealth, in interstate possess their souls in peace. They; which we
nisiness. It is not too much to say have advocated action; but we have lightly to b<
that the coarse or congress within taken action: and the fact that this!be to the laot w KtuIC
ie last few >ears. and the hearty action has ben sober and temperate! here and there a small benefit at the
agreement between the executive and has been in no small degree the cause cost of general business depression,
legislative departments of the nation j of it s far-reaching efficeucy. To the But whenever a given rate or sched-
taking the
. . - ...r-reaching
. needed action each former class—to the reactionaries,
'thin its own sphere have resulted who sem to fear that to deal in prop-
in the nation for the first time defi- pr fashion with the abuses of prop
ule becomes evidently disadvantage-
ous to the nation, because of the
changes which go on from year to
It is impossible to produce any de-
fensible excuse for the republicans of
Oklahoma not standing squarely be-
1W,„ L|| „„luo ... „ vu,„ W1 hind the party nominee in the several
matrers. The (ask is peculiarly dif- Edmund Burke: "If wealth is obedi-! schedule without too much disloca-!constitutional districts of the state,
ficii'. because it is cue in which the ent and laborious in ti,- service option of'the system, it will be done: Nothing can be accomplished by not
ranatical or foolish extremist, and the, virtu and public honor, tri-n wealth I while a general revision of the rates doin® so- every reason exists why
reacuonarj. whether honest or dishon- is in iis place and has its use. But and schedules will be undertaken the solid file of the opposition should
nitely entering upon the career of erty is somehow au attack upon prop- year in our conditions, and where
proper performance of duty in these crt —w.vjld recall the words of it is feasible to change this rate or
cry that the problem can be met by
any changes in the tariff represents,
whether consciously or unconsciously,
an effort to divert the public atten-
tion from the only method of taking
effective action.
I shall not pretend to enumerate all
the good measures of less importance
which the present congress has enact-
ed into law, although some of these
measures, as, for instance, the consu-
lar bill and the naturalization bill, are
of wide-reactying effect. I have said
egough to show why, in my judgment,
you and your colleagues are entitled
to the good wishes of all those Ameri-
can citizens who believe that there
are real evils in our industrial and
economic system, and that these evils
can be effectively grappled with—not
by loose declamation, but by resolute
and intelligent legislation and execu-
tive action.
Sincerely yours,
Equal to All Emergencies.
The state constitution must be a
broad, comprehensive and construc-
tive document. It must comprehend
the fullest requirements of a state
government that will endure for all
time, and afford ample scope for ex-
tensive development and unparalleled
growth. The future state of Okla-
homa is as yet in the kindergarten
tirade of constructive development.
The true history of its achievements
must be produced by historians of
future generations. The constitution
must be constructed upon the plans
of wide and deep architectural de-
signs to meet the requirements of
future demands.
The people of this great new state
to be, seem to lack a comprehensive
appreciation of the importance of our
constitutional convention soon to as-
semble. They are too apt to view
the exigencies of the situation from
a purely personal view point, not from
the broad and comprehensive view
of future as well as present require-
ments. If they are particularly in-
terested in any given theory of gov-
ernment or personal interest, they cen-
ter their entire constructive ideas to
the direct application to that theory
or interest. Ordinarily broad-minded
and logical thinkers, these same in-
dividuals involuntarily become narrow
partisans by allowing these pet the-
ories and interests to absorb their
entire attention to the utter seclusion
of broader and greater elements of
constructive government.
This is the greatest danger that
threatens us as a people at this time
—the danger of a contracted and in-
comprehensive constitution. The de-
mands of Oklahoma at this time are
the greatest elasticity in constructive
government that is compatible with
absolute security to invested rights
and individual liberty. By this is
not meant unrestrained license nor
visionary and chimerical theories; but
broad and comprehensive ideals that
will stand the ravages of criticism
and time, and afford ample oppor- j
tunity for logical and conservative ex-
pansion and development.
The people may rely with confi- ;
dence and security upon the republi- j
can party to construct a constitution j
that will be adequate to every condi-
tion and emergency. This party has 1
proved equal to every requirement in
the past, and may consistently be re- !
lied upon at this time, and in the
present emergencies.
-.hall not needlessly jeopardize the being of ♦ * their legitimate' when the revision will do more good Principle that republicanism stands
business prosperity wh4ch we all masters. * * * If we command than harm. Let me add one word of for- The constitution should be con-
naie. even though we do not all share our wealth we shall be rich and free, caution, however. The question of re- structed by the champions of good gov-
, Z « 111 eq!ia,.ily as we are If our wealth commands us we are vising the tariff stands wholly apart iernment, and not the reactionary and
suiving to secure, it is a very easy poor indeed." from the question of dealing with the [negative element of popular govern-
, ♦ J? n fie?nagogue in this in addition to thus dealing with so-called "trusts"—that is, with the ment-
matter, to confine ones self merely the proper control of capitalistic J control of monopolies and with the su-!
pervision of great wealth in business. With their usual consistency, the
especially in corporate form. The democrats are accusing the republi-
™ Pi °4h jt is P°ssil>le to >ans of favoring the railroads and cor-
tf an<l monopo- poration*. and themselves nominating
lie. and this great corporate wealth such men as Mr. Ledbetter, of Ard-
is by action along the line of the more, the Santa Fe attorney for Indi-
and^tn°aHv'^i the evils of wealth, wealth, congress has also taken im-
'"J 'u advocate, often m vague Ian- portant steps in securine; to the wase
guage, measures so sweeping that, workers certi-in great rights At the
n i ealire!y to ror, session that i " closed, an em
1 kJL? ? 1 !v WOuld P'o>'ei's liability law was enacted — —
.indoubtedly succeed in brining down which puts the national government is b>"
crash IUs' altoe&s\ to oVar tM ^-t !"J? tlproper. place aB 1-,,gards such,Ia*8 enacted by the present congress an Territory"^ delegate'to the con-
—1—: 1 to P,a ti., i11 legislation. An eight-hour law was and lts Immediate predecessors. The stitutional convention.
A Political M.verick . Em.„on„ I **""" TfrS*r • —«• •«««« of
' nestling. Tu8V htp suvthin? tn jin v irncs in M issouri. 1 • -x,
The Daily just absolute- body and for anything that wSl get' Tn JasPpr county. Mo., the bonded ^mocrat.ic nienagerie of Oklahoma
ly refuses to be satisfied with any- votes N y Massachu- indebtedness of one of the townships , y evifentI> belle^s ^hat the Pe^
thing, it is damned if you do. and 8etts they havp ^hat beins *« *** to payment in the near!^ Zt/T? 'w Th m
damned if you don t. When the stand for everything that Is revolution-1future' a weI1 known St. Louis bond \°ea Qg\ tThe> hoWl .with 'nd!g-
districting board announced that reg- ar.v and reactionary. Hearst and Mo- and stock house wrote to the county rage propounding of the
istration was not necessary in cities ran. who are Identical in character treasurer to inquire if they intend- 1>ertinent question of "where do you
of the first class. In order for a person <Fud purpose, prove beyond a doubt that ed to refund or renew the bonded in-'gPt the m°n'' a"d continue to sPend
to be qualified to vote at the consti- tb> dangerous radical element in the debtedness. to which the very Dromnt I thousand8 of dollars a week with the
tutional election, it raised a dismal Eas*. is in the saddle. These men reply was received* , utmost regularity. They claim that
howl of emotional insanity, that the stanS^for class legislation and the de These are republican times- not they get no "raon''" and they make
republirars were trying to "steal the of vested property rights. In necessary to renew bonds; we have liars themselves by continually
electing." Now. however, after Chair- _ ? '„ |)ar,,y stands for rail- the cash on hand to pay them. spending large amounts, and expect
man .la e Hamon gets a legal opinion [^ting^ail^d^reSrese^ r- C' J' SM,TH> <he 1)4401,16 t0 be satisfied with their
from the attorney general upon the constitutional delegates and adootine tm« « 1# , nty Treasurer. explanations. Come again, boys,
matter, and promulgates that opinion resolutions declaring for railroad su- usual method of boTdUd 'in® "Wher6 ^ ^ ^ m°n' "
as the one to be followed by the re- premacy and pledging the party to "re debtedness that have been inlosue
publicans, another eruption is let dress the wrongs' of railroads. Just in that state for the past twenty five Imagine Dunn and Zevely sitting
!'->ose by the Oklahoman The attnr- what wrongs have been done the rail- or^Mrty years. ,)ack in the Pullman car listening to
1 ' " Herr Bryan lambasting the corpora
ney general holds that registration is roads are not quite apparent to the
necessary in cities of the first class— casual observer, but there is no doubt
just what the Oklahoman originally that wrongs of that character become
contended for. and now it howls "An- the redressing champions of those cor-
other attempt to steal the election." porations.
There is one thing sure, if the re-
publicans do steal the constitutional Messrs. King and Rose, of Kay can be no other"exci^ made"for them
"Emotional devotton to a misguid- t$ons ®ays Jesse- sav. Zev..** ain't
ing personality" is the most eharita- he ^yin' us the very devil, though?"
ble construction that can possibly be - s.ays "^ev " ">es. Jesse, but it don't
suggested for the attitude of the dern- a ^eap °' 8°°^. and don't hurt
ocrats of this country today. There U3*"
election, it will be legally stolen by county, are both
non, H W... .rsa.,, ■ "'< >. railroad attorneys. ,n view of the utter absence of anv- "If l had served mv stat« as well
fied voters, the assertion of the and democratic nominees for the con thing that may be regarded as truly'as I have ^rved Standard Oil it
homan ,o the <nm. Do.with- lonal convention Funny. i.n t ,„8lMl „r ,„trlotlc laS lhelr no, be l^nf^w Jump i
liniM * condition. to the gulf."_From the secret med.
Or. Williams' Pink Piils Have Cured
This Form of Debility in
Hundreds of Cases.
"Four years ago," savs Mrs. F. Mor-
rison, of No. Ian Carson street, South
Side, Pittsburg, >. a., "I took a cold
which turned into the grip. This trouble
left me all run down. I was thin, had
backache much of the time, had 110 ap-
petite, my stomach was out of order and
I felt nervous and unstrung.
"While I had the grip I had a doctor,
but I really suffered more from the con-
dition 111 which the influenza left 1110
thau I did from the disease itself. I felt
generally wretched and miserable and
the least exposure to cold would make
mo worse. I couldn't seem to get any
better until I began to take Dr. Williams*
Pink Pills. I very quickly noticed a
beuefit after I began taking them and
tlrey restored me to good health and
strength. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
a wonderfully good medicine. Thanks
to them I am now in fine health and
have had no return of my former trouble.
I recommend the pills to everyone who
is ailing and take every opportunity to
let peoplo know how good they are."
Dr. Williams Pink Pills cured Mrs.
Morrison because they actually make
good, red blood. When the blood is red
and healthy there can be 110 debility.
The relation between the blood and
nervous system is such that the pills
have a very decided action upon tho
nerves and they have cured many severe
nervous disorders, such as partial pa-
ralysis, locomotor ataxia and St. Vitus'
dance, that have uot yielded to ordinary
treatment. Their double action, 011 the
blood and ou the nerves, makes them an
ideal tonic.
All druggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills, or they will be sent by mail post-
paid, 011 receipt of price, 50 cents per
box, six boxes for $2.50, by the Dr. Wil-
liams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
To Give Work to Russian Company.
As nothing came of the attempt last
year to raise in Balaclava bay the Brit-
ish ironclad with her treasure during
the Crimean war, the Russian ad-
miralty officials at Sebastopol now
propose to intrust the task of bringing
up the treasure to a Russian salvage
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORJA,
a safe and sure remedy for iufants and children,
and see that it
Beat* the
Signature of
la Use For Over 30 Yearn.
The Kind You Have Always Bought.
Adopt American Ideas.
The Russian military authorities are
considering the adoption of khaki
uniforms, the czar having been espe-
cially Interested in one recently worn
by an American army representative
at St. Petersburg. The military au-
thorities are also considering Ameri-
can accoutrements, including web car-
tridge belts and cavalry saddles, with
a view to their adoption.
More Than Society Butterflies.
These are the days when women
of national celebrity vie with each
other in housewifely accomplishments.
Mrs. Philander C. Knox has just dis-
patched to Mrs. Roosevelt a firkin of
butter, made with her own hands, at
the Valley Forge farm. Mrs. Roosf-
velt has sent delicious brandled cher-
ries to her Intimates, and to the Epis-
copal Home for Old People in Wash-
ington. Mrs. Bonaparte, wife of the
secretary of the navy, has preserved
some toothsome mangoes.
i Rations of Senator Bailey.
Serious Business
facing a bear without V.M.C. cartridges ia
yoer rin. They hir« terri:ic sifting lar:-
and are sure fire. Buy of your dei3er.
tMf.f.rarlrltlcrtarr *o.iri:;t<-pd. nUo gtandanl
*rms«h<n I. .U.C.csiiritljfc* ^reaa«<luei^c>ijp4
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