The Hooker Advance (Hooker, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 19, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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THE HOOKER ADVANCE
Buy a Lot
Bitker I (ron
The J3e*t Paper, Circulated Amon^ the People in tlie «oHt Town 011 Earth
HOOKER, BEATKU COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, Al'KIL li>, 11107
REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE
^nPri^U Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Deeded Lands
Agents for School Land and Relinquishments
Buy a Lot in Our New Addition
The superior location beside the original town of
Hooker; the enchanting view of the country and
the beautiful new town as it is nestled along the
Rock Island Railroad, makes the
' unpqualed for its advantages.
Remember t^e size of the lots is 50x150—igovern-
ment standard. Prices range from $50 to $100.
OUR MOTTO: Fair, Square, Honest Business
Citizens Bank, Hooker, Okla,
Farmers & Mercb nits Kink, Hooker,.Okla.
First National Bank, Liberal, Kansas
"The Busy Store"
the Home of
Brown's Star-5-Star Shoes
Star, Leader and Sampson
Never Fail Stoves and
Groceries, the best
C. F. ROSE
for All Kinds of
Santa Fe Promoter Hero
Tuesday afternoon H^ Brown
Alderson of New York reached
Hooker on his trip through the
section crossed by the Santa Fe
line from Raton N. M., to Wood-
ward on the east. He is the com-
mercial agent and is looking up
the amount of business there will
be to be handled by the road when
An informal reception was given
'him at Judge Stephenson's office
'Tuesday evening and the business
for which he is making this trip
•discussed. He expressed himself
;as agreeably surprised at the de-
velopment and richness of this
-section, and stated that from what
he had seen he thought 99 per cent
-of it was subject to successful
.agriculture. He spoke of the
amount of coal to be shipped from
•the Raton neighborhood, an amount
almost sufficient to keep a railroad
'busy when the new mines are
-opened. As to the construction
%e stated that the road from Raton
«to Des Moines is to be completed
first to make an outlet for the coal
;and that work on the Woodward
end is to be discontinued and the
whole force put to work grading
this way from Des Moines. That
-.means that the grade is to be
^brought into Hooker from the
west instead of the east as has been
George A. Wilson of Kuhn has
just returned from a tfip to Raton,
Trinidad and other points where
ihe interviewed the president and
other officials of the road and the
report he brings is the same as
that stated above. He states also
'that the road does not expect to
;ask bonuses of the people along
:the line but that they do expect
;to be supplied with right-of-way.
This can be accomplished by the I
people by having each township
staking the matter up and getting
fthe concessions from those affect-
ed. This is not asking much of a
bonus from the people in propor-
tion to the benefits to tie derived
for years to come. Early atten-
tion to this matter by the people
along the survey will be a help to
the promote rs and facilitate the
early completion of the line.
I. O O. F. Anniversary
The 88th anniversary of the In-
dependent Order of Odd'Fellows
will be observed in Hooker April
26, 1907. The celebration will he
given under the auspices of Hook-
er Lodge* No. 200. The program
will be as follows:
1—Parade from I. 0. 0. F. hall
to Methodist church.
3—Address by representative of
4—Address by representative of
5—Address by representative of
6—Address by representative of
Hooker, Beaver, Guymon and
Floris lodges and the Rebecca
lodges of Beaver and Floris will
participate in the celebration to
which the general public is invited.
Rock Island to lluild
Material has been arriving this
week to be used by the Rock Is-
land in the construction of either
a new depot or an addition to the
old one to accommodate the in-
creasing business of the company
at this point. An inquiry for six
available"* carpenters was received
this week by G. C. Brown, indi-
cating that the early commence-
ment of the work onlv depended
on the securing of carpenters.
Do You Want to liaise Cantaloupes.
Those living too far away can
plant melons on my place lb miles
from fair ground. No rent.
Dr. J. W. Snyder of Tyrone
hereby announces himself as a can-
didate for the office of county
judge of Texas county, subject to
the action of the Republican party.
Mr. Snyder is well-known as a
Missionary Baptist preacher who
has lived on a farm near Tyrone
for the past 4 years. He has had
three years' experience as a prac-
ticing attorney and has held many
: offices of trust and honor. He
, stands well with the people near
his home and wherever he is
known and will no doubt receive
I the favorable consideration of the
Republican party. He informs us
that his motto will be, "The strict
enforcement of law, and the-great-
est good to the greatest number."
Good principles to stand on.
L. B. Sneed announces -this
week for the office of county clerk
of Texas county subject to the ac-
tion of the democratic primary on
the 23d of May. Mr. Sneed is a
homesteader in 34-3-14 and 'has
i been here for the past 3 years to
the'knowledge of the editor of this
(paper. He has spent much of his
time in Guymon and ha% the re-
spect and confidence of the people
there. He seems to stand well
with the democracy and they could
do much worse than give him the
nomination for the office he seeks.
The withdrawal of Mr. Misen*
himer as a candidate for this office
gives Mr. Sneed the lead for the'
It is a pleasure to present the
name of such an able and deserving
young man as Roy S. Barnum of
Luikart for the office of register of
deeds of Texas county, subject to
the action of the republican paty.
He has lived on his claim near
Luikart for the past 3 years and
has it well improved, recently
making proof on the same. He is
an honest capable young man well
qualified for the place and has the
good will of all who know him.
This is his first venture in politics
and he has taken this step only
after the repeated solicitation of
friends in both the Republican and
democratic parties. The repubti-
licans will make no mistake if they
place his name on the ballot.
Hooker Boys Play Ball
The Hooker base ball nine or-
ganized but two weeks ago has
had a lively week of it and pulled
the first scalp they'tackled for the
season. The first game was a sur-
prise too. There had been some
telephoning to Liberal about a
game but our boys did not really
expect a game till the train came
bringing the nine. They were
ready for practice, however, ^>nd
they proceeded to practice on the
v&iting nine. The Liberals were
showy and put up a bluff like they
werb going to play ball, and in
one or two innings they did get a
few scores on errors of the Hooker
nine. O. J. Wilkins pitched for
Hooker and his tricks were too
much for the visitors—they fan-
ned out right along. The score
stood 24 to 11 in favor of the home
team. The features of the game
were Wilkins pitching and Sam
Holland's Iwd or three home runs.
Yesterday they had a game with
Guymon, but were itandicapped
by thp non-arrival of two of their
best players and the visitors car-
ried off the honors of the day to
tune of 12 to 8.
The Hooker nine promises to be
a good one this year and as good
grounds have been fitted up and
as Manager C. P. Murphy is get-
ting the nine on a business basis
the chances are good for sport in
Cantaloupe Seed Hero
All who left orders for canta-
loupe seed, will please call and
get same at once. Baker Brps.
Republicans Meet at Hooker
There was some confusion as to
the time and place of holding the
republican organization meeting
Owing to the fact that there was a
call published last week signed,
"Committee," which named Guy-
mon as the place for holding- it
today. This call was published in
all the papers. Immediately fol-
lowing this A. C. Murphy of
Hooker received an appointment
as chairman of the county central
committee of Texas county and at
once issued a call for a meeting (lt
Hooker on Thursday the 18th. As
the papers were all out but the
Hooker Republican that is the only
one in which the notice could be
published, but a large number of
circulars were mailed out and as
much publicity given as possible.
The resujt was a good meeting
at this place yesterday at which
the .majority of the precincts of
the new county were represented.
The meeting was held in the
Odd Fellow's Hall after some fine
music by the Hooker band which
was heartily applauded. The
house was called to order by
Chainman Murphy who read the
call and further stated the pur-
pose of the meeting. N. 0. Ste-
phenson then took the floor and
in a speech full of republican loy-
alty and wisdom presented a fine
gavel banded with pure gold to
'To the first chairman of the first
republican meeting ever held in
the new county of Texas." The
gift was a surprise to Mr. Murphy
but he made a feeling response to
the honor shown him by his fellow
I townsmen. The business of the
I meeting was then taken up and the
following officers elected: A. C.
Murphy chairman, H. P. Fluhart
secretary, and F. E. Meek treas-
urer. The chairman was author-
ized to appoint committeemen for
all precincts not present to make
a selection and much other busi-
tiir e is
Have you ever thought about that Planter
that you will want to get?
You Want the Best—
The Most Durable—
The Most Satisfactory—
The Finest Running Machine—
For just such a machine we recommend the
They plant anything.
Two and Four Wheeled Riding Listers, combined
One Row Planters, combined.
Walking and Riding Cultivators.
When we talk about this we refer to the DEERE LINE.
Everyone accedes this to be the best made.
We are Making More Room
and as soon as our carpenters get through wo intend to
carry the BIGGEST and MOST COMPLETE stock
of our general lino in this section of the country.
Go to the
Hooker Mercantle Co. for
on Shoes next week. We will save you
money on all kinds of shoes which we
must sell to make room for our new
When in need of Jewelry feimember we
carry a swell up-to-date line.
Also have a nice line of Summer Under-
wear we are closing out.
Good Fresh Bread
Highest market price paid in exchange-for produce.
The Hooker Mercantile Co.
C. F. LEHRLING, Manager
ness of importance transacted.
Space forbids a further mention
of the matter at this time, a full
report will be given next week.
There will be an open meeting
of the American Society of Equity.
at the Hooker Pavilion on Friday
April 19, at 5 o'clock p. m. TI ': v.
will be reception of members tin I
other special business. Ev:.v\-
body is invited to attend, no n- vt
what his occupation so long- !> s
is a friend to the farmer.
Rev. D. L. Phelps, Pre*
Schwab's $15*00 Suits for Men
'We have suitsat from 86.00 to $20
Uhe Quality Store
Selz Shoes Give Satisfaction
better than most other makes.
The Largest Single Shipment of Calicos Ever Received in Hooker
Recently arrived af our store. Fancy checks, plaids and stripes—some splendid patterns for .children's'dresses and waists—besides numerous pieces in blues, reds, grays, blacks, etc.
22 Display Lengths of
Men's Tailor-made Clothing
from Edward E. £>trauss & Co., Chicago, are to be seen just
inside of our door.
D. B. ALMOND,
The Best is
of the Better Sort
Shii t Waists, Dress Skirts, Fancy Collars, Muslin Under-
wear—-everything. Dress Skirts made to your measorc.
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Moffitt, Jesse S. The Hooker Advance (Hooker, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 19, 1907, newspaper, April 19, 1907; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc272991/m1/1/?rotate=90: accessed February 29, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.