The Tahlequah Herald. (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE TAHLEQUAH HERALD.
LARGEST COUNTY AND CITY CIRCULATION.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF CHEROKEE COUNTY.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR IN ADVANCE-SAMPLES FREE
Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, Friday, July 12, 1912
BY THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.
As generation follows genera
tion, and cycle follows cycle, we
find mankind is moving in a
True, new elements of pro
greso are being introduced and
the circle is gradually enlarged,
but oif the whole we are tread-
ing in the same beaten path and
history is only repeating itself.
In the language of the poet, "We
see the same sights our fathers
have seen and we do the same
things our fathers have done,
and run the same race our
fathers have run." We see
this truth verified in the re-
sults of the two great conven-
tions at Chicago and Baltimore,
and he who runs may read by
turning his thoughts backward
fifty years what is liable to come
to pass this fall.
For about sixty years prior to
1860 the Democratic party man-
aged the affairs of this govern-
ment. But at this time a new
element was introduced into
American politics, for it was
then the right or wrong of the
slavery question began to agi-
tate the public mind. As a re-
sult of this agitation a new party,
the Republican party, had its
birth and the old Whig party
soon had no existence only in
the dreams of the past.
The Democrats met in conven
tion at Charleston, S. C., and it
soon became apparent that there
would be a split.
Then as now, the South was
solidly democratic, but the
North, which has alway been
more progressive, was divided
and more conservative on the
question of slavery. Stephen A.
Douglass, known as the "Little
Giant," lead the northern wing
and Jeff Davis the southern ele-
ment. The northern wing pro-
claimed a new doctrine, since
known in history as "States
Rights or Squatter Sovereign-
ty." At this time there was
great agitation and intense feel-
ing on the slavery question in
Kansas and Missouri, and other
border states, and in response
to this growing sentiment
against slavery Mr. Douglass
thought it was good politics to
take middle grounds, so he as
the recognized champion of the
people's rights at that time said
in all his speeches, "La t the peo-
ple rule." He said leave the
whole matter to the vote of the
people and so far as he was con-
cerned he did not care whether
slavery was voted up or down.
But the southern wing was
radical, and said slavery is right
and we propose to uphold it, and
you all know the result. After
the split the convention adjourn-
ed and two other conventions
were held, one at Richmond and
the other at Baltimore. . In the
former Douglass was nominated
and in the latter John C. Breck
enridge, and the once powerful
Democratic party was hopeless-
ly split and destined to defeat
in November following.
Leaders on both sides made
every effort to reconcile the fac-
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Cherokee County Exposition
The Farmers' Institute of Cherokee County is going to pull off the best and biggest
show this fall Tahlequah has ever seen. Plans and arrangement'-, are now being formu-
lated to make this ye r's Exposition an event of especial interest to the farmer and
stock-raiser. But to accomplish the most good and to achieve the greatest success every
citizen of our county, whether living in town or in the country, should lend his or her
assistance wherever and whenever possible. The Exposition this year means a great deal
to all. It means progress, experience, education, entertainment; and to attain all these
advantages constant thought and effort is necessary.
What else is required to assure a successful Exposition this fall? Exhibits! To
make this year's Exposition a winner it is necessary to commence gathering pruducts
now. Go into your fields, orchards and vineyards right now and select the best you've
got in every variety of product. After you have selected the best specimen of wheat,
oats, corn, kafircorn, milomaize, millet, sorghum, cow peas, alfalfa, clover and timothy
preserve them carefully and enter them for a premium at the Cherokee County Exposi-
tion this fall. Store up for exhibition the best specimen ot peaches, plums, apples, grapes,
watermelons, pumpkins, etc. Enter your best horse, mule, horse colt, mule colt, cow,
calf, bull, hog, chicken, turkey, duck, goose, guinea. There will be liberal premiums
offered this year and much good will result if the fanner, stock-raiser and business man
will lend a helping hand. The First National Bank offers its services gladly. New ac-
counts are invited.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS - - $100,000.00
W. W. HASTINGS, - President.
D. W. WILSON, •• Vice-President.
D. 0. SCOTT, - - - Cashier.
J. R0BT. WYLY, - Ass't Cashier.
MAKE NO MISTAKE
JAMES I). GUINN
Do not be deluded by pre-election promises. As
a rule a CHEAP MAN is a DEAR MAN. What
you want is an honest man and good service. If
you vote for James D. Guinn for District Clerk this
is what you will get. He is the only man who can
speak the Cherokee language and is equal in every
other respect to either of his opponents. No young
man in the county stands higher than James D.
Guinn. His friends over the county mark him as a
sure winner and say you can make no mistake by
voting for James D. Guinn for District Clerk on
August 6,1912. A FRIEND.
Woodrow Wilson, governor of
New Jersey, and nominee of the
Democratic party for president
of the United States, was born in
Virginia in 1856 and is now 56
years of age. The only political
office he ever held is the one he is
now filling, having been elected
gcvernor of New Uersey in 1911
after a campaign unusual in Ame-
rican history. Prior to being
elected governor of New Jersey
he was president of Princeton col-
lege for eight years.
Probably no American citizen
ever went into public life with a
more intelligent comprehension
of existing evils or higher ambi-
tion to eradicate them. From
his earliest days Mr. Wilson has
been a democrat, with both a large
and a small "d;" and a slight
glimpse into his ancestry shows
that he comes legitimately by his
militant spirit. On both his fath-
er's and mother's side, Mr. Wil-
son is ot Covenanting blood. His
father, the Rev. Joseph R. Wil-
son, a Presbyterian clergyman,
wa the son of Scotch parents who
came to America from the north
of Ireland, his mother, Jessie
Woodrow, was the daughter of an
Independent Scottish clergyman
of Carlise, England, and the de-
scendants of a long line of schol-
ars. Both Mr. Wilson's father
and mother, in addition to making
him virtually a pure-blooded Scots-
man. contributed certain definite
traits to his character. His father
was bold, aggressive, fiery, a
good hater, and a stalwart up-
holder of the causes in which he
believed. Though barn in Steu-
henville, Ohio, he spent the great-
er part of his mature life in the
southern states, and acquired
great distinction, during the war,
as an unbending advocate of the
southern cause. He was fond of
public life, was a pulpit orator
of distinguished eloquence, and
prominently led his church in the
discussion of public affairs. Mr.
Wilson's mother on the other
hand, was quiet, gentle, reserved,
and schulary, the constant com-
panion of her son, and especially
mide happy by his early manifes-
ted fondness for thines of the
mind. All his life, Governor
Wilson has felt these two tenden-
cies pulling him in opposite di-
rections. His ambitions have
constantly alternated between a
desire for active public life and a
liking for the quiet consolations
Mr. Wilson was graduated from
from Princeton in 1879 and after
taking a law course he went to
Atlanta, where he opened an office.
Two years of law disillusioned
him and discovering that the legal
business was incompatible with
that spirit of independence which
he regarded as indispensihle to ef-
ficient service, he took to writing.
He specialized in writing on poli-
tics and government until 1902,
when he became president
Princeton. Here he displayed
the s?me progressive qualities
that mark his administration as
governor. He lOund in the col-
lege that there was too great i
separation between ti:e rich and
the poor, too much club life of the
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Justus, E. W. The Tahlequah Herald. (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1912, newspaper, July 12, 1912; Tahlequah, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc94518/m1/1/: accessed December 11, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.