Lincoln County Journal (Stroud, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1910 Page: 2 of 4
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THJF i,INCOLN 'T)U NTY JOURNAL
L. B. FITZHUOU, Editor ft Owner
Ent«e<* ♦cond-class matter Julr iJ, 1906, at the post-office at Stroud, Ok;a.
under Act of O ress of Mar'-h 3, 1879.
STROUD, LINCOLN COUN' Y, OKLAHOMA, AUG 19. 1910
The Man Higher Up
The testimony developed in the
investigations recen'y begun at
Muskogee is nothing if not sensat-
; The effort to implicate the man
“higher up,, (in other words “high-
er than Haman,,) will doubtless
fail as it should because of the re-
luctance of the public to believe in
such depravity at such exalted
heights, and the unreliable hearsay
character of the evidence,
Senator Gore’s testimony of his
own knowledge however corrobora-
ted in part by other witnesses, car.
ries conviction, and doubtless has
a good foundation in fact.
The Committee of investigation
will hold further sessions at Mc-
Allister and Sulphur and additional
may be adduced which may throw
a clearer light upon this unholy
subject; meanwhile the man “high-
er up,’ in the councils of the Nat-
ion may be thoroughly and com-
Political seculation has of late
become so common, that such de-
velopments, when confined to sub-
ordinates, no longer amaze us, but
we are not yet prepared to beliive
in the complete perfidy of the man
In political life there is compen-
sation and comfort in mediocrity if
“Death loves a shining mark”
and so does the murderous crank
and the Anarchistic assassin.
During the past fifty years three
presidents of the United States
have been assasinated and now
comes the attempted murder in
cold blood, of the best mayor
of the greatest metropolis on
In a populous citysueh as the great
city of New York the human fnm
ily developes into every possible
phase of mankind, including a
large proportion of cranks, degen-
erates and brutes, who are mental’y
and morally irresponsible and
The man who becomes piominent
in public life by an unflinching per
formance of his duty must neces-
sarily antagonize many of these
Parihs and among the many some
that are desperate or demented or
One would suppose that under our
boasted government “by the peo-
ple” where every man is a sovere-
ign, such occurrences would be rare
but lhe reverse of this is true a a 1
the crowned heads of l'u-on" ire
their throne as is the President of
our grand Republic,
Human nature is the same under
any and all conditions and no
mortal institntion can change it
since it is the handicraft of the
What is Insurgency?
(Judson C. Welliver in Hampton’-!
It must be kept clearly in mind that
the new insurgency—the insurgen-
cy that has taken on :t present
form and force since lb cccvelt
left the country—is not partisan
It cannot be partisan because there
is no party that fits. it. Just now it
is looked upon too commonly as a
revolt of Republicans against their
party’s leadership. But if you will
go back to the people you will find
(hat it is as much Democratic as re-
publican. Texas, torn by Bailey
and anti-Bailey factionism ; Florida
with Broward and Taliaferro fight-
ing for control ;Tennesee, with par-
ty lines destroyed in the contest
for and against the Patterson mach-
ine—these all tell the story of the
same inspiration and purpose that
have produced Cummins and Dol-
liver in Iowa, Bristow in Kansas,
Foss in Massachusetts, La Follette
in Wisconsin, and Beveridge m Ind-
No’ insurgency is not a party
affair It is a national arousal of
conscience. It is the world-old figM
of the many for an even chance
with the Few. It is the contest of
classes as truly as was the fight for
the Maga Charta ; a contest of the
unprivileged against the prilvilege,
It proves that the world moves.
Insurgency recognizes that polit-
ical feudalism has been cucceedtd
by industrial feudalism. It would
arouse the people to realize this and
to remedy >t. It is optimistic to be-
leive that if the people of Kin g
John’s day could win freedom those
of the Twentieth Century could do
We will understand the real sig-
nigt iinan ;e of the new movement
when we realize that all these in-
surgents, by whatever they call
themselves, today are flighting for j
the same end : The overthrow of,
money control of our affairs.
Working men loose
R. IP Ingersoll, for SO years,!
treasurer of the New York county
Savings Bank at BiiFVford, Me ,
got sick the other day and upon ex-
amining hie books it was found lie
had a shortage which compelled
the bank to d isc its doois. Ac-
cording to the last statement, its
liabilities ware $1,283,408. The
despsitors nnmbered around 4000
most of whom a re cotton mill em-
ployes the deposits ammounted to
$1,209,831. That thrse will ever
get their money hack will be im-
Under a bankgurantee law such as
is i i force now in Oklahoma evry
one those of workmen w >u'd be <eu
ain of getting back their money,
dollar for dollar aud rent for cent ;
they had placed in the bank.
A bank guarantee law protects
those who most need prctcciicm—
In Oklahoma a man may depos t
his savings in a state bank and feel
assured that when he wants his n,on-j
ey he will get it.
A Democratic legislature gave
the citizens of Oklahom the btne-
fit of this protective law
The Republican party in Okla-
homa has been tryinfi to disertdit
II you think it is a good tlig
support and help to elect the I), m-
mocratic ticket in Novemb i
It is told of an old lawyer who
instructing his pup 1 told |
him to always dwell on the law im
case where the law was his fever
anil on the equity where the evict, ’
favored him and the law seemed |
non to da so “But nsk-'d tin i
young man, “stipp so the law at d
thd equity are both against ycu?"
In that ras • i-ist so! >sh around n o
abuse the other fellow. ’
The Portland Journal piles evid-
ence of a vero clear understanding
of the political situation in Oklaho-
ma where it zays, s’regular Repre-
lican reprceentatives in congress
were renominated in Oklahom* and
Missouri, but will probaly be beat-
en in November by democrats,”
Roll up your shirt sleeves Mr.
Farmer, and get into politics earn-
estly and on your own account.
You have a right of expression at
the polls. There’s where you can
talk Turkey and elect the Demo-
Any attempt toward the corrup-
tion of U. S. officials is certainly a
crime against the laws cf the count-
ry and should be severly punished
but viewed from the standpoint of a
business transaction, it strikes us
forcibly, that the McMurray con-
tract with the Indiaus arc entirely
fairand altoge'her legitimate
Thirty millions of dollars for
450,000 acres of wild lands in East-
ern Oklahoma is unquestionably a
very good price as it would net the
owner thereof exactly $60.00 per
acre and we very seriously doubt
whether the Government itself can
do as well by its wards. It is four
times the cost of Alaska and if we
are correct in these propositions the
enormous $3,000,000. commissii n
should cut no figure since it would
be fairly earned.
This view of the matter is sug-
gested by the fact hat wild land in
this territory can be bough in any
quanity at from $15.00 to $25.00
per acre or at about 30 to 40 percr.
of the McMurray figures.
There are always two sides to
everyjquestion and bearing the ef-
forts to subsidize prominent offici-
als, we fail to discover anything
wrong in the much advertised Mc-
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