The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 13, 1910 Page: 4 of 10
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on all orders
$5.00 or over.
There is but one store EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN in the town of Altus, selling nothing except Women and Children's high class
wearables and piece goods. The only place in Altus you can find just what you want in quality and price, and that place is
ONE PRICE CASH house
North Side Square
THE ALTUS TIMES
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
8HEPASD k 8HEPARD,
Pnbli«her« and Proprietor*
fluaie W. 8fcepard, 1 Editors and
Horace W. Shepard, • Buaineas Mg'rs.
THURSDAY. OCT. 13, 1910.
The Republican Centra! Com-
mittee of -Jackson county will meet
in called session at the City Hall
in Altus, Okla.. on Saturday,
October 22. at 2 o'clock p. m.
Every member of the committee is
urged and expected to be present,
and every candidate for county of-
fice on the Republican ticket should
be here also. Business of import-
ance is to be transacted, and
further plans for the campaign
made. By order of
Jack Lewis, V. L. Dunham.
THEY SHOULD ELECT MARTIN-
If the voters of the First Com-
missioners' district of Jackson
county who claim to have been de-
frauded of their rights at the bal-
lot box in the recent primarv elec-
tion have a spark of spunk left,
and are not so hide bound that they
wear the brass collar of a party
yoke, they will elect W. E. Martin,
the Republican candidate, by an
overwhelming majority on Novem-
The matter of the contested nom-
ination has reached the stage where
the short and ugly word is the only
term which fit the case. When Mr.
Ballew filed his petition for a re-
count <jf the ballots, and fite elec-
tion board bad finished its work,
they announced a cimrige in the re-
sult. the nomination of Baliew by
votes, instead of Shield, who
had won on the face of the returns.
Feeling that fraud ha<4 t»een com-
mitted somewhere, and that the re-
sult of the recount was a reflection
bu their veracity and integrity, the
election officials of the Blair pre-
cinct immediately got busy, and
without the aid of poll books or
talley sheets, canvassed their pre-
cinct finding 117 men who state
that they are willing to make affi-
davit that they voted for Shield!
Now comes Mr. Shield again, by
his attorney and in his own proper
person, and on Saturday the bal-
lots are again counted by the elec-
tion board, with the same result
as before—the nomination of Bal-
lew by 33 votes.
The Blair precinct officials, say
that if fraud was committed it was
after the ballot box left tneir hands.
The election board says if fraud
was committed it was before the
box was opened for a recount.
And in the meantime the box
was locked up in the office of the
election board in their room at the
Where and when was the fraud
By whom were the ballots
Who had access to the ballot
boxes, except the election board,
who are the proper persons to have
charge of them ?
Did some person break into the
office of the election board, break
open the box or pick the lock in
such a manner that it could not be
detected, and change or substitute
the ballots according to his own
If so. who was he?
Under our present model (?)
election law. what could you do to
him if you caught him ?
Fine him $25 and turn him
These are questions for the vp-
ters of the district to decide for
themselves, and if they really be-
lieve that Mr.. Shield has been
tricked out of the nomination, ti. -y
should vote for Martin.
There isn't a better, cleat.er,
more straight-forward man on eith-
er ticket than Mr. Martin. A pro-
gressive farmer, a man who keeps
right up to date on all matters per-
taining to the planting, cultivating
and harvesting of crops, he is
recognized as one of the leading
men of hLs district. He is thor-
oughly acquainted with his neigh-
bors, a man who makes many
friends and keeps all he makes,
and no ope knows the needs of the
county better than he. He_is also
a man of education, and a busi-
ness man in every sense of the
word. If there is a man in the
county better qualified to fill the,
office of Commissioner than he, the!
Times does not know who he is.
Voters, if you are really anxious
to fill the office of Commissioner
with a good man who, will look
after your interests and the inter-1
ests of Jackson county to the letter,
vote for W. E. Martin. '
TIME TO THINK.
It is time for Oklahoma citizens,
regardless of politics, to do a little
thinking. There is no political
"issue" up this fall in Oklahoma,
nothing that involves party princi-
ple. There is one question only
before each voter of the state and
that is: "How shall I vote to
promote the state's best interest
and improve my own condition?"
We have had three years of "ma-
chine politics," the worst perhaps
that any state ever experienced.
The entire state has been turned
over to men who were favorable to
this machine and who have stopped
at nothing to carry out the plans
that would make the machine su-
preme for all time.
Schools and institutions have
"been filled up with party hench-
men, courts have been contaminat-
ed. banks and bankers have Iteen
won over by state deposits and the
big school fund has been juggled
in the interest of this political oli-
I garchy. There are hundreds of un-
j neecesaaqr employes on the state
I pay roll, all political tools of the
machine. The press has been sub- ,
' sidized any every means adopted
to keep the people in ignorance
while the machine got itself
I firm I \ established that its power
I could never he shaken.
This is the condition that con-
fronts the voters of Oklahoma. It
is not a question of party plat-
forms or principles or of party
names. The thing to decide is:
"Shall we continue this machine
The nomination of LeeCrucefor
governor with all the old machine
candidates in all other positions
! was but a ruse to get votes. Cruce
as governor would be a mere figure- j
head. He would be, whether he |
wanted to or not, a mere child in;
the hands of the machine. And
besides this there are many who do
not believe that the sanctimonious j
Lee is as innocent as he would have:
the dear people believe. His elec-
tion in any event would be a mis-
take. It would cover up the rec-
ords and prolong the power notj
only of the state machine, but of
all the small machines, subsidiary
to it throughout the state.
The only cure for this condition
is for the people to rise up, as they
are doing in all the states, and
registering their disapproval of j
such methods. The election of |
Joseph W. McNeal would mean a
house-cleaning. It would enable'
the people to look at the books" j
and find just what is being done
with their money and property. It |
would advertise Oklahoma as a'
progressive state, whose people are|
stronger than any political machine j
The opportunity is here. The
question is will the people l>e strong j
enough to overcome party fear and
party prejudice long enough tot
cast their votes for the good of the J
If Haskellism is wrong Okla-
homa Democracy is wrong: they
stand together—Haskellism and
Oklahoma Democracy are synony-
mous; to kill one you must stran-
gle the other. If you vote for Ok-
lahoma Democracy you vote to en-
dorse Haskellism. That's all there
is to it
We have a new Mosler fire proof
safe, your insurance policies are
safe with us.
Edwards Land & Loan Co.•
j A banquet spread before you
would do you no good if you could
not eat. What good can food do
a^ child when as soon as it enters
if's stomach it is eaten by worms.
That's the reason your baby is ail-
ing. cross, pasty faced and thin.
Give it White's Cream Vermifuge.
It will expel the worms and act as
a tonic for the child. Sold by (ieo.
Married at the Frisco.
Kev. Robert Hodgson of the M.
E. church performed a hurry up
marriage ceremony at the Frisco
depot Sunday afternoon, when
Chas. E. Stoker, and Mrs. Johnson
of Walter, were united in mar-
riage on the train. Afterjthe cere|
mony the happy couple continued
Wanted—A position as house-
keeper to bachelor or widower with
small family. Address Mrs. M. A.
Harris, Altus, Okla.
A small boy about the
size of a man, bare-
footed with his father's
shoes on; his hair cut curly,
no clothes on. A meal
ticket in his pocket and a
bank roll about the size of
of a lemon. Last seen
was on his way to
Cole Transfer & Storage Co.
' 1- -
Table centers and doilies at Mes-
dames Perry and Neill's embroid-
We Have the Stock!
We Make the Prices!
We're ready to Serve You!
And we want your business. Our Fall and
Winter stocks are in, and a more complete
and exhaustive line has never been opened
Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Ladies'
& Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Etc.
We have plenty of clerks to wait on you.
\\ e want to show you our stock and con-
vince you. We'll make the prices right.
Come in and see us and let us show you
what we have.
ERNST & THOMPSON
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