Beaver County Democrat. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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The Official Newspaper of Beaver County.
A. J. R. Smi I-H.
The Reaver Countu Democrat,
-ftttlislted Every Thur&dau.
Ilj A. J. 1L SMITH.
Ent r*d •« Mconri-elapi, ;jMm 11, fflW.
at (he poet oftfc* fct 8M««r. otuler
t hv Mt of Coti*n*fc of March iKT®
. Our Year
• Mil MimUti
Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, Thursday
± -***-. -t-,-
LETTER OF LOVE
AND POftE PATRIOTISM.
Hovi. J. E. Love, Chairman
ilie Corporation Commission
Siit-s the following address.
A<lverti«i<i; Hate* mud* known r n nprlic*
THOMAS PRYOR GORE.
For Representative in Congress.
< ELMER L. FULTON.
The Kansas City election turn
ed on the street car franchise,
defeated sometime a£o. Had we
been there we would have voted
for Brown. It was victory for
ileiriocrat-lc principles, though a
H>fc of snides, callir.g themselves
ilemocrats, got it in the neck.
The niwwh f)f P*y Hunter Irotn
live fcaifoWx Ikjnulled in pathos
the famous speech Of "Logan the
Mingo Chief' or that of Daniel O'
t.'mnei! as he swung into eterni-
ty. It could no4 excuse the kill-
ing of Garrison, but it did show
that aji -toe .guilt was not on Hun
Every De/njcr«tic congress-
fn vn io voted for the liuttle-
sitip st. :al, and every democratic
Senator who shall vote for it;
ought to be hanged,' ft! effigy, as
a traitor, on his return to the
jvople he haa betrayed. It is
lime thesf biack legs should un-
derstand that there is a reform
on in earflfl.^.
Tito old ftdage that "every man
lias his price' I do not believe.
But the time has come to us now
when every man must go on rec-
that will demonstrate whether
Oklahoma is made up of men who
:ire going to insist upon that,
which is their heritage, Or bl
Esaus who are going to seii their
birth right for a mess of pot-
tage. June 11 will demonstrate
whether you, the men of Oklaho-
ma, wiio declared your indepen-
dence of corporate domination
when you adopted the Oklahoma
constitution in 1007 by a majority
of 125.000 are still independent,
or are goiifjg to sell your vote to
thf. railroads that arr> arrived in
solid phalanx against you, tear
up the constitution and throw it
to the four winds.
The often repeated idea that
"money rules the world'' I do not
believe. Ytfu can buy a part of
tho fcttt you can not buy
thorn ai .
There are U. S. district jud-
ges in Oklahoma, but the rail
roads wen'.- to Kansas Uv get a feu
eral judge who pn&wHes in St.
Louis to issue an injunction to
prevent the enforcement ol the
two-cent fare and the just and
reasonable freight sates put in
effect by the corporation cym
mwsioh. IT t*te f^ojjosition they
put up,to that federal judge wa*
fair, #hy did they fear to have it
passed upon by a judge in Okla-
homa where the conditions exist?
Not satisfied with this, they
have hired individuals to carry
around petitions that have resul-
ted in the call for an election that
lias foritf* purpoS* the destruc-
tion of the powers that tlie peo-
ple took to themselves when they
adopted the constitution.
_ , vnv t Those who circulated those
Beaver county has 135 rural
, , ,, ... . , petitions were pud from live to
schools fioithme are graded, with „„,i n
enlarged are«is, in some instan
ces, whole townships Ninth
you did llot fu!ve it before, you
who have linated your rmrnis with
coal, or built homes or fenced
j*our farms etc. on which freight
was paid on the commission s
rates, who have been pavji
per cent on pascferigjer fare until
the l broads got their temporary
injunction, even you who visit the
railroad station and there observe
the attitude of the corporation
towards the commissiod that has
been the instrument with which
you have protec ted yourself, are
you ready to throw the- Weapon
The time has been named of you,. defence awayy
VbL. 4 No.4(i>
WHKIifc AKE WL (iOINGr
Do not be mistaken; there is a
wave of genuine insurgency pas-
sing oyer the country, and its
purpose is to stop the stealing of
the trusts. It is vastly different.
V- from the tom-tom clatter of a Jot
of blatherskites in Congress rate
ed to divert that purpose and to
turn its energies against a few
inconsequential rules and individ
ual scape goats.
ten, cents per riarho, and the mon
ej that went oiitJ so silently, b <t
so effectively in jetting Mi is ap.
parent showing lor the prn;xised
adroitly drawn and cleverly wor-
ded amendment is the itferest
pittance counared dUt-h what tue
railfoiacls are now prepared to
, , spend to put the deal through.
IUV* ptaoH m our Hctonb. of mt
in.i many of modem )>at out
y m ■. V U r.
and tenth grades arc already in-
stalled. Forty splendid school-
Iiouses hft^e been built. In some
instances the grounds have been
beautified by planting trees.
More than twenly-fiv? libraries
apparatus and appliances Th'o
sen'tfn^erit among our j^orle to
make the schools larger and
stronger, to raise ihe moral and
intellectual standard higher, and
to make the teaching force more
v efficient by strict attendance up-
- on the county Normal, is jfro^-
ing. | M
Tiie pope refused to recieve
Teddy unless ho'd promise to;ije
ifood, and T^dd-y tlion^ht .he'd
score a poir't. b^ caSirig on tb§
jbrarae. 'Sf/ect he * was a feared
some socialist'd remember that
^e he aOtes
v i'rf lan^ A tiie Philippine* fcr
surveyors to every part of the
state that would like more rail
roads4.han it has, to lamont rail-
roads and tell the people that if
the constitution is amended as
they want it they can get money
to build roads. They robbed ydtf
i&4^tlions before Vhe constitiv
tki%4^Bati^d tlie col oration com-
mission and profefcted you.
The^ V® noW/Witli r^r to hjHm'd
miUionw to b riffs' the ofd
When you asked the railroad
company for a depot before the
:onimisslon was established, did
ybu get it or did you have to stand
out in the rainy When yoU, just
a small shipper, knew you had
been overcharged for freight,
what did you get? A refund?
Not so much as a civil answer.
The promoters" of tliis proposed
amendment say they have the
busines men with them. I deny
it, They ha^e hired agitator*
who will tell you they are busi-
ness men, but they are men who
do have their pi ice and are receiv
You have adopted the constitu-
tion. You have created the Cor-
poration Commission. Its inter-
ests, my interests, are oniy your
(pro iritsres**', arid Jam itskwg
you toact In YOUR ClVK defence.
The tiglit againalt your inter
ests will be waged by every agi-
tator, every commercial club sec-
rotary or president, every news-
paper, and every other instru-
ment for forming or shaping pub-
lic sentiment that cat? be hired
or boughb: and hot by any that
can not be hired or bought.
The only argument they can or
will make to you is the pretext
that, under present conditions
they cannot get money to spend
My Friends: In the past eigh-
teen months the railroads m Ok-
lalioma have b alt more miles of
new track than the same roads
have built in Te*aA, Kansas, Ar-
kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Illi-
nois and and all other states in
which they operate, COMBINED
This statement cannot be dis-
pu<ed. Does it not prove to you
the falsity of their position?
Raiiroatl Control of Oklahoma"
Oklahoma's control of herself,
is the issue in tlie light now defi-
YOTT are Oklahoma.
Are YOl for the railroads or
for YOUIvSKLiF and WIFE?
be tile till:' question for your-
self. Do in)U be misled,
3 E. Lovf., .
Cfot jv..ration Commipsion.
deceived , "itaq iyq
pic whfthave had relw f Jfrom bur-
through the corporation
commission when you couldn't get
Yfte* in New Ywk an; blab it mt\* r*plJ U «h1 before, you
yfyin. v.ht littVc teTof Uonc ttvhtee v:l ore
(Qood aiorning., M ". Pawn!
Illinois lia^got tired of prohi-
bition, auci gone back to local op,
tiqh. THiat means thatthey WiD
dfi)7li more beer and I4ss but bet
The anrfie "interests^'' arid
many o/ llie same n en aje now
behiild this UoseVelt uiiderol
tj^ttt feettt Gr&qt -around' the
world a£ul tried .to make him
Emperor, t : 'y Jeavs ajfo.
To the close observer of puhlic
alTaa s tiie events of the lafit fpur
inonfha have been of thriflirtg
To the man who believes in the
sovereignty of the peo\>le, aild de-
sires their Welfare, thoSe £Verft$
have gi^en intense satisfaction.
before thfe civil wnr was fairly
closed, money kingii of London
and New York determined and
planned to plunder the American
}>eople and reduce them to eco-
The first victory 8f. this new
crusade was in placing the e£
ception clause on the National
Currency. This caused Lincoln
to say "corporations have been
enthroned." and. to trejhble for
the Results. }
From rhat time, steadily, relent
lessly, year by year, they fasten
ed their grip, tighter and tighter
on the republican party, and fcy
their contfof of that organization*
controlled and robbed and cor
rupted the nation. Hundreds of
millionaires and millions of pau
pers. The millionaires shout
"prosperity," the paupers strag
gle for bread.
Intelligence has been debauch-
ed. Colleges , and schools' are
prostituted. New schools and
libraries have been instituted , to
reverse the old ideasrof Mature's
laws and substitute the ctivinity
Morals have been corrupted;
the old-fashioned preaching of
the truths of CKr*siv has bee ti
changed to a wild scramble for
popularity and salary.
Business integrity is a theme
for gibes, and domestic virtue is
lost in the wliite slave traffic.
Political integrity, so far at
least as the dominant party Is
concerned, is relegated to the
shades; a president of the United
can brazenly declare that a pub-
lic letter he, himself, had signed
two years before, was an arrant
falsehood, and another president
can go-t pon the rostrum and d«
ny his own words spoken in the
campaign. Every honest man
has been eliminated from the
leadership of that party, and it
now fttarfdS the i/Iost stupendous
organized band of robbers on the
Frequent spasmodic efforts
have been made to check its rav-
ages only to btf speedily crushed.
The power of the robbers has
recmed irresistible. One man
controls one-si*th of the health
of the entire country, and less
than two thpusafid own one half.
M fllionfi and millions of the others
are pauper^, and other millions
are oil the verge of poverty.
A hundred men in Beaver coun
ty have said they could not afford
a dollar a year for the Democrat.
The degradtftion of the people
ijeetfkn cotfi'plete, and Governors
oi nly told their people that they,
'were helpless as babes"
It needed only a spectacular
recognition of Rosevelt^ fhe
Royalty o| I^ro^p ip a
morujuvh^ and tl/e. tjiumph of
nation of iniquity, "revision up-
Lb! FVom thiS horrid back-
ground of degeneracy and diabol-
ism rose the bright and glorious
star Of returning justice!
Every where, from ocean to
ocean, the latent manhood of the
people is springing into life,
Canriott reduced to the ranks.
Taft on the stump in self de-
fiallinger condemned by public
Massachusetts and all New En
gland, gone democratic! editors,
orators and voters. f
Nearly every town in New York
repudiating the party of robbery
Indiana rebuking the president
she voted for a year ago.
Buckeyes struggin^' • in
leash and eagii for election
to come so they can "swat enj
Missouri, being "shown," and
coming like an avalanche.
Kansas,—but Kansas is a mavr
erick,—the white people a recall
right but the niggers, niggers,
Alabama, Georgia and Texas
also ready for the contest
At home, the city elections of
ouf ewn Qklahoma, show a simi-
lar tendency. Although the re
cent elections wore only for couri
oilmen and school boards the re-t
suit showed a general land-slide
towards the democracy.
what Lincoln c^J«$ "returning
despotism" w«uld be complete.
Emboldened by past success,
these robbers applied that culuii
LEST TTE FORGET
What it means to pe a republican
we. give T.tft's Platform again
A 67 per cent tariff.
A Central Wall street Bank.
Arbitrary Executive Rule hi
Ship $ubsl3y os the Atlantic.
An "open door"in the far east.
Indefinite Occupation of the
Absorption of Mexico and Cea
No Iricome Tax.
Government by Injunction.
And besides that, you have to
be an awful ignoramus.
Are you a republican?
How manjf pawns has Dick got
in Beaver county anyway?
, |f.a rrjui. wnnta a word picture ot
Blmself that (ra t at all flattering h«
should arouse the ire of a sharp*
toiiguod woman.—Chicago Daily Xewa.
j,. A Change.
' Soiup of thp boys who used to hop*
for red top boots bow have sons who
yearn for carmine touring cars.—Dal*
The altitude of many toward th«
tuffragiats appears to be the old axiom
of our school days: "Xbem aa aaks
shan't have; them Aft don t ask don't
Mexican Coroio Tret.
The fibroto tree abounds through-
put tlia-Mexican state of Tobaaco, be-
ing most abundant In .the virgin for-
ests, as ft requires shad* and humidity
to develop favorably.
> • . 3
/It h nh bsajrpt a great complimeat
to.any that a mis "l>onla*d." la
the -jcalculatieii of the modern Ipsis*
ihe lion 1* a small and lacea***
tuentlal animal A real -hero ahouNI
ba hlm*etMieslw4 .t* rWaoccri*
aiaed —Waebtogtim Slfcr,
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