The Oklahoma Democrat. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 10, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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iTHE OKLAHOMA DEMOCRAT .'
Volume 1 - Number 30
Altus, Oklahoma, Thursday, October 10, 1907
(Sensational Hat Sale!
For Twenty Days They Go Down 25c Each Day
Noticed S,!lSna't7d?„y *°J ?,at,in 0ur Men'. Dd Ladies' included, aUo (fr AA
Stetsons $7.50 and all, choice for any Hat in the house for that day only «P«).UU
i™"™"™sp/>anrl rlatr r\f nnln j /"\ i. 1 1 a . _
Bob Williams, Publisher
Second day of sale, Monday, Oct. 14, f 4 IE
choice of any hat in the house for . / 0
Third day of sale, Tuesday, Oct. 15, any f J C(l
hat in our store for jU
Fourth day of sale, Wednesday, Oct. 16, # J OC
any hat in our store for )4.Zu
This includes Men's and Ladies' Hats,
Stetsons, Beavers and all; pick 'em quick.
they are picking 'em fast; all hats go.
Twelfth day of sale, Friday, Oct. 25,
any hat in our store for.. j
Fifth day of sale, Thursday, Oct. 17,
any hat in our store for.^
Sixth day of sale, Friday, Oct. 18, any
hat in our store for...
Seventh day of sale, Saturday, Oct. 17,
any hat in our store for
Eighth day of sale, Monday, Oct. 21,
any hat in our store for
Ninethday of sale, Tuesday, Oct. 22,
any hat in our store for
IStThia includes all of 'em, Stetsons,
Hawes, Beavers; Men's and Ladies'.
Tenth day of sale, Wednesday, Oct. 23,
any hat in our store for
Eleventh day sale, Thursday, Oct. 24,
any in our store for.
l^,The Thermometor is going down;
Thirteenth day of sale, Saturday, Oct. &i) f|
26, any hat in our store for U
BaTThis means all of 'em, and they will
go swift from now on especially.
Fourteenth day of sale, Monday, Oct.
28, any hat in our store for
Fifteenth day of sale, Tuesday, Oct.
29, any hat in our store for
fta^"Notice—If any Stetsons, Hawes or
Beavers left, they go just the same.
Sixth day of sale, Wednesday, Oct. 30,
any hat in our store for.
Seventeenth day of sale, Thursday,
Oct. 31, any hat in our store for,
te^Here is where the biler busts and all
the good ones go, all of 'em.
Eighteenth day of sale, Friday, Nov. 1, ir.
any hat in our store for._ / JU
Nineteenth day of sale, Saturday, Nov. rn.
2, any hat in our store for wUC
Twentieth day of sale, Monday, Nov.
4, any hat in our store for
Do you know
It simply means we
are going to absolute-
ly clean up onr entire
Hat Stock. This is
what we call a . . ,
MIIJ.KK ltROS. \ COMPANY,
Our line of Suits and
Overcoats cannot be
equalled in this county
They range in prices
$10, $12.50, $15, $17.50,
$20.00 and up to $25.00.
FIVE CARS GO
Causing Blockade to th
West, But No Serious
Causing About Forty-eight Hours
Delay in United States Mails,
Passenger and Freight
On last Friday morning the East
bound passenger train from Quanah
11 failed to arrive, The delay being caused
by the derailment of five cars of a
freight train, heavily loaded with ce-
ment. The cars left the track and
I went into the ditch a short distance
east of Olustee, causing a complete
j blockade. The accident was no doubt
I the result of recent heavy rains.
| At about the same time the bridge
across North Fork, east of Headrick
was partly destroyed by the rapid rise j
| in the river, and Altus was cut off!
from railroad service both east and j
: west. The mails, both freight and pas- j
| senger traffic were delayed about forty-
Altus, however, being accustomed
to the Frisco delays, is always prepared
for the worst, and suffered little incon-
veivence as a result.
Will Open for Business
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
Scott E. Winne, President
M. E. (Uncle Mart) Kizziar, Vice
J. E. (Ed) Nix, Cashier
Directors: A. A. May, Tom
B. Hyde, S. G. Wilson, H. B.
Fox, A. H. Jackman, E. E. Rus-
The capital stock, $25,000, of
the Winne State Bank is prin-
cipally owned by good substan-
tial farmers of Jackson County.
Remember, ouJ doors will open
for business October 1st. If
you desire to become a deposi-
tor or a borrower you will al-
ways be welcome at the
W. J. BRYAN
JIBES PRESIDENT AND TAFT
OVER ATTITUDE TOWARD
Quite a number of improvements are
just now being made by the Long-Bell j
2'^ zt zz altus should
is being moved out and a handsome
structure will be erected in its place BE REPRESENTED
The company has purchased a quarter ILU
block across the street, south of the
present yard, and are engaged in erect-
ing storage houses, sheds, etc., prepar-
atory to the handling of a large amount
TW, vrjHn<">UKdi,'8m*Kri'J- ! "■ • president of thejthal,k<
I heir yards, when completed, will be Chamber of Commerce, is in receipt of'
j argeS ,t Slde of Oklahoma City, a letter from the Farmers' Congress, i ••pre<, H
and is evidence of tho *i ! a/^vn ~ n. • . 9 I President Roosevelt announces that
At the Farmers' Congress, Soon to
Assemble in Oklahoma City
VOICE OF PEOPLE
DEPOSITE ROOSEVELT'S "NOT-
ION OF CONSTITUTION.
LihconNeb., Oct. 4—William J. Bryan
jibes President Roosevelt and secretary
Taft in the Commoner issued today over
their attitude regarding Oklahoma.
The Commoner says:
"The President has announced to the
newspaper men that he will approve of
Oklahomas constitution, He says that
what he thinks of the constitution would
not be fit t8 print supressing his person-
al feelings he expresses himself willing
to let the people have their way.
"Good for the Preisdent, and hurrah
"But the manner in whicn the presi-
dent yields raises an interesting ques-
tion. Is it not possible that Secretary
Taft went to Oklahoma as a part of this
plan to first reduce the majority and
then reject the constitution?
"Is it not possible that the President
would have posponed statehood if the
people had adopted the constitution by
a small majority, or by electing a Re-
publican state ticket, giving the presi-
dent a chance to avoid the charge of
"It is fortunate for Oklahoma that
the constitution was ratified by an
overwhelming majority and the state
offices put in the hands of Democrats.
It left no other excuse than a parti-
san one for the delay of statehood.
"Afer all, the voice of the people has
force in it and the President has wisely
bowed to the demmand for statehood so
emphatically made by the people of
Again is Oklahoma to be contratu-
lated and again are the "unterrified
J. A. Chenoweth, president of the ^ fhtXTC tL^ * *
nber of Commerr, i. in —! . 6(1 for the courage they have
^ J* J* J* * ..<* •* Jt jt 4 j, * Jt „st < * „ * „ „ ,
j $10.00 Gold Piece for
I New Year's Present
7. On another page you will see an article To the Ladies Only.
^ It will pay you to read it. It tells you how to get a brand new $10.00
y' gold piece as a present.
* We start the contest in this week's issue, and, in order to give
* all an equal chance, we give a list of the ads in which the first eleven
¥ inverted letters will be found, to-wit: S U, Miller Bros.; B. Garri-
f son-Dunlap-Walker Co.; S, Oliphint, Nix & Co.; C. E.E. Russell; R,
y Winne State Bank; I. Ince, Kimberlin & Co.; B. Altus Book Store;
y E. Long-Bell Lbr. Co.; F. Leader Grocery. O, Altus Drug Co. You
will note that these eleven letters form the word subscribe, and the
first two letters in the word for. Pick them out and add to them
from week to week. You may get the prize. It costs you nothing
We have received a number of inquiries, such as. "Do the punct-
uation marks count? and "Must I sign my name to the answer?" etc.
We will say that punctuation marks do not count, and it will be neces-
sary to sign your name to your answer, but do not put anything on
the envelope. All answers must be brought or sent in on the first
day of January, 1908. before 6 o'clock p. m. THE EDITOR.
W>" >' K * *' |f ►' fr' |> a' n" ,
A Wholesale Grocery and
We are informed, by a substantial
citizen, that it would not be many
weeks until we would have a large
wholesale grocery and commission
• In the conversation, it was stated
that, in all probability, a building two
stones high, with seventy-five feet
frontage, would be begun before the
first of the year to be occupied by the
And why not? Altus will soon have
an outlet toward the four cardinal points
of the compass, and it is presumed
i there will be. at least, two more outlets
: before another twelve months will hsve
rolled around. This is the k«ical point
in Southwest Oklahoma fordistributii*
houses, jobbing and wholesale houses,
j and we can't keep them away. How-
ever, let s all pull together for a greater
Ice Pint Sare Thief
A few weeks ago a company of Altus
citizens organised a stock company for
the purpose of constructing and i per
***** • twentv-five ton ice plant in
Altus. The capital stock subacribed is
The officers and directors of the com-
pany are J. C. Coen, president; J. M.
Julian, vice-president; R. W. Huiett
( secretary and treasurer. The officers'
j together with J. U. Coen and W. b'
Wright, form the board of directors.
| The Democrat is informed by the
j president of the company that material
| is now being placed on the ground for
I the construction of the plant, and it is
the intention of the company to have it
completed and in operation by February.
1908. The company is composed en-
tirely of home people and home capital
and we hope the pfant will be operated
on an independent basis.
I Altus has long been in need of an up-;
j to-date Cafe. This long felt want has
j lately been supplied by the establish-
jment of one of the neatest, nicest'
I ptaccs in southwest Oklahoma, in one i
j of the new brick buildings on the North
Mr. John Howell is the proprietor, j
and that he knows what the people of j
Altus demand, is exemplified bv the l
manner in which he has furnished his '
A partition has been constructed I
about midway of the building, in front !
of which is s lunch counter, finished in I
weathered osk, with revolving chairs |
to match. Back of the partition is an I
elegant dining room, furnished with I
quarter sawed oak dining tables and I
chairs. The floor is covered with lino- I
leum of the block design, laid in unique
Mr. Howell informs the Democrat
that he has an up-to-date cook, and
guarantees every thing served in first
cms order. The pricw are reasonable,
and one can enjoy a lunch in the new
SetMbouJ kat sale; everybody
fetoa lew mc.
—c ohianoma Uty, a leiier irom the Farmers' Coneress ' a «. r,
and is evidence of the fact that thev soon to assemble in Oklahoma City'L* 4 announces that
have faith in Altus. Mr. Long, the He is requesteH to be present at the ^ admission of 0kla"
senior member of the firm, is a stock- meeting, which convenes on the 18th ! tT /a gh,hls Op,nion of the con"
clZ 10 f 0ri?nt railro"d' and. of inst.. and urge the attendance of two | |s not Plication.
course, is informed as to just what the i or three delegates from Altus ! ftu V ! mUch more 8 compliment to
nad 'S foin* ,t0 d0 ^r Altus. The This will be an important' meeting 1 the * ™"9titUti,0n th&n il is
Democrat sees in these improvements for Oklahoma, and we should see that! ofh il ? °f th°Ught
evidence that the people of Altus may Altus is represented in the Congress i ^bers hesides the president hold of
begin to prepare for the realization of and. if possible, have an excursion ^ : ''V™™ "0t fit f°r
a great southwestern commercial cen- from Oklahoma City to Jackson County ' ^ ^ them mi*ht ^
ter. and that in a short while. We should also send a liberal amount; CVery. predatory corporation,
of advertising matter, to be well dis- COmb'ne'eVCry Carpet"
Sensafional L a | or tributed among the farmers who attend ar,H Katt **** w ter w^° fattens
ensational hat sale; 25c for the Congress from other states. Let ! ttT* TI,, !P - A11 these
the Chamber of Commerce get busy eonsti^T" rl * ^ Oklahoma
and see that Altus is represented. i f" tltutlon; Jhe opinon of there con-
hats the last day.
Ready for Business |
We have just about gotten everything I
straight in our new place, and we are |
now ready to supply your wants in the I
DRLG LINE, and to serve you in any I
way we can. We have a neat and well- |
selected stock of DRUG SUNDRIES and I
we can make it to your interest to call on I
us when in need of anything in our line. |
We make a specialty of prescriptions and ■
only use the best and purest drugs. Call
and see us and let's get better acquainted.
Owl Drug Company
C. H. SMITH, Manager
Kizziar Building, North Side Square. . ALTUS
stituion is fit for publication and they
publicly expressed it when they adopt-
ed by a majority closely approaching
Attorney H. E. Johnson's Father,
of Quincy, III., Dead
H. E. Johnson, a prominent young
attorney of this city received a mes-
sage yesterday that his father died at
his home in Quincy, III., on Tuesday
evening at 6 o'clock. The immediate
cause of Mr. Johnson's death is sup-
posed to have been concussion of the
brain resulting from injuries sustained
in a railroad accident in the yards at
St. Louis a few days ago.
Mr. Johnson occupied a birth in a
Pullman coach when a switch engine
ran into the car throwing him against
a sharp corner of the furniture, causing
a fracture of the scull. Which resul-
ted in death.
Many of the Altus citizens had the
pleasure of meeting Mr. Johnson while
he and his estimable wife were visiting
their son and wife in Altus last summer,
and those who met him formed a very
high opinion of him as a gentleman and
an American cituen. He leaves a wife
and one child, so far as we have been
able to learn, to mourn his death, who.
we are sure, have the sympathy of all
who were fortunate erxxjjjb to have
known the husband and father.
Hairy states that he hopes to return
,n about ten days to resume his law
practice. In the meantime his business
is in the hands of E. E. Gore.
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Williams, Bob. The Oklahoma Democrat. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 10, 1907, newspaper, October 10, 1907; Altus, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc280250/m1/1/: accessed March 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.